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Tin: Weeping- Water Republican, like
the Journal, is not pleased with the
primary system of nominating state
Hi:,kst and Ilisgen have followed
the example of Debs and started on a
speech making" tour of the country. Is
the Republican committee financing
"Tai-t can see some danger" in the
returns from Vermont, but some repub
lican papers of the Omaha Bee stripe,
keep on "whistling to keep their cour
Takt is scoffing at guarantee of bank
deposits, and the republicans of the
west are advocating such a guarantee,
iucluding Senator Norris I'rown of Ne
braska. The way of the transgressor
is hard, including the way of the eco
Sknatok Forakkr sounds a warning
against 1'residents having too much
power. The admistration of Mr. Roose
velt has proved that there is not so
much danger in Presidents being given
power as in their usurping authority
that does not belong to them.
Mil. Taft has declared that he be
lieves the missionaries in China are do
ing a good work. But this was not the
question. The religionists asked him
whether or not he believed in the di
vinity of the Christ, and they are still
waiting for a reply.
NoTwmiST AMH.st; the fact that Ala
bama has adopted a prohibitory law, a
I'nited States court has decided that
shipments of beer must reach the con
signee and cannot be stopped in transit.
That is all the thirsty Alabamans want.
hu e the beer gets to the consignee, it
would require a stomach pump "rather
than a search and seizure writ to recover
Chairman Hitchcock will perform a
Herculean task if he succeeds in paci
fying the warring Republican factions
in Illinois, Yates and Foss, who were
defeated for the nominations for Gov
ernor and United States Senator, are
probably no madder than Leland and
Long of Kansas, but they are not as
diplomatic as the latter and are talking
right out in meeting. It is a difficult
matter these days to find a Republican
state where there is not a merry war
on between the political leaders.
Secretary Taft declares that if
elected he will immediately convene
congress for the purpose of an open
revising the tariff. Isn't this admission
that there is something wrong with
our tariff laws? But Mr. Taft never
thought of tariff revision until forced
by W. J. Bryan, backed by public sen
timent, to recognize it. Mr. Bryan has
all along insisted on tariff revision so as
to stop the robbery of the American
people under the protection of the law.
Mr. Taft never raised his voice until he
became a candidate. Let us elect the
man who has always insisted that the
tariff should be revised instead of the
man who never saw the necessity for it
u r.til driven to it by popular demand.
If Tom Allen concludes "to step down
and out" as chairman of democratic
state central committee, for the Lpor'
sake give us a chairman equally as effi
cient as Mr. Allen has been. There is
talk ; some men who do not posses the
prop : erience, and if they ever had
any tive ability it is not known
even le of their own voting pre
cinct y perhaps possess the 'cheek'
to pi emselves to the front, and
Jmak le believe they are "some
pum " We have plenty of good
and i men for the position, then
why rout such fellows when there
aren e Hon. H. H. Hanks of Ne-
brasl .-. Hon. W. H. Thompson of
Gran nd. Judge Oldham of Kear
ney, Stephens of Fremont, and
other : workers in democratic har
ness, assess every quality to guide.
To b d, the Journal would rather
sec T 'ten remain as chairman dur
ing t - aent campaign, even if he
will t sent to remain longer.
Calamitiks never come singly to the
small boy. The baseball season closss
and the schools opeu about the same
Vf.ry soon the burning question of
the hour will be, "Where did I put
Willie's school books last sprirg?"
Gkovkk Ci.kvki.and is dead. His lips
are dumb and fie cannot reprove those
who have taken his name in vain. But
if lie could come back from the grave,
as Samuel of old, he could but say:
"Why hast thou thus disquieted me to
bring me up?" And William H. Taft
could but reply: "I am sore distressed. "
A Douglas county republican declar
ed the other day that Victor Rosewater's
meddling in the local politics of that
county has made at least 500 votes for
Bryan. He said he did not know much
about the state campaign, but he sup
posed Rosewater's attempt to dictate
here will cost the party a proportionate
number of votes for it.
The Iowa republicans are in a worse
condition than ever. In convention yes
terday at DesMoines the "stand-patters"
bolted, and all of that faction but
two refused to take any part in the de
liberations of that august body. While
Cummins was nominated for senator,
the bolters aver they will nominate an
other candidate next Wednesday. This
will complete the wide-open split.
This is democratic year and big quest
ions are to be decided. We have the
candidates and the principles. Petty
family quarrels and personal matters
have no place in the campaign. Get
together and push for the good of the
country, locally and nationally. Thou
sands of Republicans in every state are
going to help us because our cause is
just. How can any real Democrat fail
to do his duty?
In speaking of the recent primary
election in that state, the Osceola (Mo.)
Democrat says: "It took just exactly
three weeks to find out who was nomin
ated in the recent primary election. Had
there been several more candidates it is
doubtful if we would have found out in
time lor the November election. " From
the way the returns are coming in, it
will take about that length of time to
find out who are the successful candi
dates in Nebraska.
A. C. Shallenberger is undoubtedly
the democratic candidate for governor
of Nebraska, according to the returns
from the primary last Tuesday. While
such papers as the Omaha Bee are en
gaged in endeavoring to raise "a muss"
between Dahlman, Berge and the sue- j
cessful candidate, the Journal is of the
opinion that hoth of the defeated candi
date are made of true democratic metal,
and will pull thei- coats and wade into
the campaign with a vim that will insure
the election of Mr. Shallenberger.
It's pretty tough on the Republican
managers to have their powder wet by
the United States court sprinkling the
Standard Oil line so that the anti-trust
issue will not even fiz. No wonder
President Roosevelt denounced the
court, looking at the matter from his
partism standpoint. There is no doubt
the Standard Oil is guilty of accepting
rebates, but the Republican attorneys
and Judge Landis were so anxious for
a spectacular fine that they overplayed
their hands and did not allow the jury
to know the whole truth.
And now comes such papers as the
Omaha Bee and point to the Vermont
election Tuesday as a straw, showing
the direction of the national political
wind. Nearly a score of years ago the
lateHenery W. Grady said, "The grand
est product of New England is 14,000
Vermont Democrats, who, undiminished
by death and unrecruited by birth or
conversion have marched over the rug
ged hills, cast their Democratic ballots,
and then gone to their homes again, only
to awaken on the morrow and read the
usual result of 22,000 Republican
majority. May the God of the helpless
and the heroic help them, and may
their tribe increase." It wiil be no
ed by the returns that the Vermont
Democrats polled Tuesday the 14,000
votes they have been casting ever since
the civil war. None has died, and none
has been born to increase the total. It
would be a violent stretch of the
imagination to find any lesson in the
result. If republican papers can find
any consolation in the result they are !
welcome to it. '
The Bryan of Today.
For twelve years he has stood the
best loved and the most cordially hated
of any man in the public eye
As his friends have advanced from
love to worship and their numbers
increased, his traducers have become
less virulent and their numbers
In his sincerity, honest and man
howl he has won the confidene of man
kind In the fight for public decency and
the elevation) f governmental standards
he has stood the invincible tribune of
Despite the most intolerable opposition
he has risen with new honors and a
gace as serene as the dawn
In his eye there gleams the glance of
an honest man, whose heart beats in
unison with the noblest aspiration of a
great people and whose head is preg
gnant with high ideals and great hopes,
the economic emancipation of man
He visited the crowned heads of the
world, and through the force of his
exalted personality, demonstrated to
them the grandure of a free citizenship,
and the divinity of true manhood
He is the mouth of the oppressed,
the heart of the benefactor, the head
of the leader and the conscience of
has dared to challenge the hosts
of privilege, and through his daring
and honest manhood forced the male
factors into the open where the light of
the day has withered their hopes and
made them surrender
The people are crying for deliverance
from the hosts of special privilege. He
has heard that cry and with the de
votion of the Spartan mother, the
strength of Hercules and the courage
of the gods he has championed their
The conscience of the nation is at
last awakened, and he is 'the voice of
If in this man thepeopleof American
have not a champion where may they
hope to find one? Omaha Chancellor.
"Is there any reason why the farmers
should be willing to risk a Bryan ad
ministration?" excitedly asked the
Baltimore American. Well, yes, there
is the Democratis demand for tariff
revision downwards; there is the de
mand that senators be elected by the
people; there is the Democratic promise
of laws protecting bank depositors
against loss; there is the Democratic
insistence that railrords should be valued
at their earnings limited to fair returns
on actual value of the roads; there is
the Democratic resolutions for publicity
of campaign contributions before election.
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TRYING TO STEAL A MARCH IN
THE MOROCCO MATTER.
OTHER NATIO:.'3 TO UNITE
Pledges Which Great Britain and
France Will Demand from Mulal
Hafid Before They Rec
London, Sept. 4. It is learned that
the British government is holding
aloof from Mnlai Hafid, the now sultan
of Morocco, for the present, but that
it proposed to recognize him in due
time. British officialdom is irritated
by the course adopted by Germany,
which it regauls as an attempt to
gain influence over and the good will
of Mulai Hafid by stealing a march on
the other powers. j
Consultations are now going on be- !
tween Great Britain, France and
Spain, and there is no doubt but that
Great Britain and France will act to
gether and probably insist that Mulai
Hafid give promises to carry out the
obligations of Morocco to the powers
before they recognize him.
Demands on Mulai Hafid.
Paris, Sept. 4. The Associated
Press is able to give an outline of the
guarantees which France and Spain
will insist upon from Mulai Hafid. The
first is the acceptance of the stipula
tions of the Algeciras act. Second,
the acceptance of afl the treaties and
conventions previously entered into by
Morocco, and third, the acceptance of
all concessions, privileges and settle
ments of whatever character signed
since the Algeciras act, or In virtue
German Officials Surprised.
Berlin, Sept. 4. The action of Ger
many concerning Morocco, It Is ex
plained. Is limited to the suggestion
to the signatories of the Algeciras
act that the time has arrived to recog
nize Mulai Hafid as sultan of Morocco.
Official wonderment Is expressed at
the agitation of the French and Eng
lish newspapers over the occurrence.
They act as though Germany had done
something outside her privileges in
stead of something that one of the
signatory powers must do if the Mo
roccan situation is to be cleared up.
Mulai Hafid has informed the pow
ers on several occasions that he would
fully observe the terms of the Al
geciras agreement and he doubtless
will repeat these pledges if to do so is
regarded as a necessary preliminary
to his recognition.
WARNER SEEMS TO BE IN LEAD.
Official Count May Be Needed to Set
tle Michigan Contest.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 4. While not
conceding the renomination of Gov.
Fred M. Warner in last Tuesday's pri
mary election, the Free Press Thurs
day night completed a new tabulation
of the election returns which, with !
17 precincts missing, gives Warner aj
lead of 318 over Auditor General J. B. j
Bradley, who opposed Gov. Warner for j
the Republican uoiniiiai ion and who
was supported by the Free Press. The
latest Free Pr-3 f ." '', i: ion rives'
Warner .ST..":-,.". Bradley ST. 21 7. '
It is uow !i ji;gh; that nothing shovt .
of the officii! canvass cm determine
the iioihi: :-.;.lt-ii :'i li.eiv hs talk of re
counts and of liugaiion to ensue be
fore either side concedes the noii.ii;.. .
tlon to the otli-r. The D- reit .W'.'v.
which supported Warner, made i j ,
tabulation which gives Warn r a i f: 1
of 1,013 over Bradley.
Wealthy Woman Kills Herself.
San Francisco, Sept. 4. EvaJinf,
the vigilance of her nurse Thursday.
Miss Helen Cullen, a young woman of
wealth who had been ill for some time,
swallowed the contents of a bottle of
iodine, made her way to a third-story
window at the Waldemar apartments
and leaped to the courtyard b-low.
She died a few hours later from her
WIDOW OF FIELD, JR., WEDS
BECOMES B'.IDE OF MALDWIN
DRUMMOND AT LONDON.
Simple Ceremony, Performed In West
minster Registry, Witnessed
London England, Sept. 4. Mrs.
Marshall Field, Jr., of Chicago, was
married at the Westminster registry
office Thursday morning to Maldwin
Drummond, second son of the late
E-dgar JUheling Djummond and the
Honorable LouTsa Theodosia Penning
ton, who was a daughter of the third
Lord Muncaster. The wedding, which
was extremely quiet, was celebrated in
the little registry office opposite Buck
ingham palace. The only persons
present to witness the ceremony were
the duke of West minster, who is a
great friend of Mr. Dnininionil; Craig
W. Wads worth, second secretary of
the American embassy, and Mrs.
Field's two sons. The boys have been
living in England with their mother
since the death of their father and
they arc to enter Eaton in the :,utumn.
Mrs. Field bad known Mr. Drum
mond for about ten years, having met.
him during her frequent visits to Eng
land. She renewed her acquaintance
when she came here after Iter hus
bands death to practically take up her
residence and educate her sons in an
To the world at large Mrs. Drum
mond was chiefly known as the guar
dian and mother of the Field grand
children, who are to receive a for
tune of more than $100,000,000 left by
HORRIBLE MURDER IN BOSTON.
Man Kills His Actress Wife and Dis
members the Corpse.
Boston, Sept. 4. The most brutal
crime in Greater Boston since the
death of Susan Geary, a chorus girl,
four years ago, and one much re
sembling it in its details, was dis
closed Thursday night by the discov
ery of the torso of Mrs. Honorah Jor
dan, an actress aged 23 years, of
Somerville, In a trunk in a boarding
house at 7 Hancock street on Beacon
hill, this city. Later the head and the
bones of the limbs were found in the
furnace of the Jordan home at Somer
ville and the scalp, hair and other
grewsome remains were taken from
the kitchen range of the house.
Chester Jordan, aged 29 years, an
actor of Somerville, is held by the po
lice charged with the murder and ac
cording to the officers, he made a com
plete confession of the crime.
According to Jordan's confession he
accidentally killed his wife Tuesday
night in a quarrel at their home and.
becoming desperate over what he had
done, took a butcher's knife, razor and
shears and cut up the body and placed
the torso in a trunk. He then planned
to take the steamer Harvard Wednes
day night for New York and throw the
part3 of the body overboard. The
fact that the Harvard was laid off
owing to an accident disarranged his
plans and he was obliged to hire a
nackman to take the trunk to a Bos
ton boarding house to await a more
The discovery of the crime was due
to the suspicions of the hackman,
who notified the police.
Aaron S. Watkins Notified.
Ada. O., Sent. 4. Before a large
audience in IMown auditorium of the
the tand d :
was mad."! :
of thi-- v
rampu . !
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r:i univer.-ity Thursday j
'.Htu;i Wat 1; ins was of-1
i ;' his .;'.i:uii,r ion as j
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;.vi V. heat Fields.
S pt. 4. The Na-;
tion-.tl E.;;;orI.ii ,iso"iation of the
State--, pf a tour of 1,500;
miles, through the wheat fields of .
YVfcbU-rn Ci:.u.i.t. iviariu'd l're Tiiurs-',
'lay e '.'!.!.-,.-. Th-? t !i:.jrs will be the
gut.'Sfs of Winn!;'; ui'll Friday even
ing when they will return to St. PauL
IN GOOD FLIGHT
TEST OF AEROPLANE AT FORT
SMALL ACCIDENT OCCURS
Two Cornell Students Construct Suc
cessful Machine Knabenshue
Ascends in His Dirigible Air
ship at Columbus, O.
Washlngtcui, Sept. 4 Orvlll-)
Wright nuide a flight In his aeroplane
at Fort Myer, Va., Thursday evening
While making the second circle of tin
drill grounds Mi. Wright pulled the
lever which controls tin planes In the
wrong direction and was compelled to
descend in order to avoid running Into
The machine encircled the ground 4
once and was half round tbo field
when t tie mishap occurred. The aero
plane was in the air for one miiiut
and 15 seconds.
Wright was at work all day prepar
ing for the flight. The starting ap
paratus was thoroughly tested ami
shortly bei'ore fi o'clock the aero
plane was wheeled across t he drill
grounds to the starting track. Over
an hour was then consiHiu'd in test
ing, the motor and arranging details.
Officers and Scientists Watch.
Standing back from the aeroplane, a
crowd of several hundred people, In
cluding distinguished officers and
scieiists formed a semicircle. At
5:55 o'clock rtie aeroplane shot out
along the Single track and reaching
the end, continued to travel along th:
ground on its runners for about 20
feet, when Mr. Wright turned the for
ward planes upward and the machine
gradually rose from the ground. Mr.
Wright directed ft toward the other
end of the field, where a graceful turn
was made for the return trip.
Turning directly over the starting
apparatus, Mr. Wright continued on
the second ap. .Ii.'.st as the machine
started to make the turn for the sec
ond return trip, it was sei :i to dart
down to earth in front of the ten'.
There was no one at that end of the
field and the crowd ran pell mell for
the aeroplane, cheering wildly. Tl-
general impression v. as that Mr.
Wright had descended purposely d:
rectly in front of the t j, t win-re tl."
aeroplane is housed.
It was found though that the for
ward part of the right runner- had
been broken off in two places. Mr.
Wright was uninjured and calmly toll
t lie crowd how the accident happened.
Students in God Flight.
New York, Sept. 4. Special dis
patches from Ithaca, N. Y., say: An
aeroplane constructed by two Cornell
students made its first successful trip
Thursday at Varna, three miles north
of this city. The constructors, John
C. Buckhart of Portland, Ore., and
Oscar Trorlicht of Indianapolis, have
been trying to perfect their machine
The machine slipped along for O
yards on rails and then rose into thu
air. Reaching a height of 50 feet, the
aeroplane traveled at the rate of 40
miles an hour for several miles. Sight,
ing a clump of trees ahead, the driver
brought the aeroplane to earth and
alighted without mishap.
Buckhart says that with a better
engine he will be able to travel a
Knabenshue Makes Flight.
Columbus, O., Sept. 4. Taking ad
vantage of perfect air conditions, Hoy
Knabenshue Thursday started from
the fair grounds in his airship and
made a trip downtown, circling the
dome of the statehouse, with three
passengers aboard. Besides himself,
the airship carried Engineer Buester
and Frank Goodale, one of Knaben
sfcue's aeronauts who runs a smaller
ship. He wa3 gone just 27 minutes,
returning to the fair grounds. H
circled the race track. Thousand
witnessed the flight.
GIANT TREES ARE SAVED.
Fire Brought Under Control After
Several Are Scorched.
Sonora, Cal., Sept. 4. The forest
fir which threatened the famous big
tree grove in this couty has been
brought under control and the great
trees are safe. Considerable damage
has been done to the big trees, but it
is not thought many of them will die
from the scorching, especially if the
fall rains begin early. Several, of the
dead giants of the forest have been
Pardon of Black Hands Asked.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 4. Gov.
Stuart received from Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte Thursday an appeal
made by the mayor of Bagno Aquilia,
Italy, for the pardon of Antonio and
Carlo del Grosso, Antonio Scimia and
Domeneco Raneri, who are now serv
ing a three-year term in the Western
penitentiary on charges of having
been connected with a Black Hand
Reform Leader is Fined.
Kansas City. Sept. 4. C. W. Trick
ett, assistant attorney general of
Kansas for Wyandotte county and the
leader of a recent reform campaign to
prevent the illegal selling of liquor la
Kansas, was fined $500 In the city
court at Kansas City, Kas., Thursday
afternoon. He was convicted last
week of accepting- aa Illegal fe la a
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