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    Loup City Northwestern
Something of Congress, Political Gos
sip Here and There, and News and
Notes of General Character.
The biggest political demonstration
made on the streets of Denver durin
the convention was by Nebraska dem
Some unidentified party cut down
and burned the large Taft banner
which had been suspended across the
street in Lincoln. The occurrence was
not accompanied by any demonstra
tion. as few people were on the street.
Richmond Pierson Hobson made a
speech in the democratic national con
vention in which he predicted war
with Japan.
tYhen Mr. Bryan was told that some
one had cut down the Taft banner in
Lincoln, he said: I am sorry to learn
of it It was inexcusable. If the man
who did it thought he was helping me
or the democratic party he was woe
fully mistaken."
Theodore Bell, temporary chairman
of the democratic national convention,
reached Denver just in time to pre
The Nebraska delegation in the
seating at the auditorium, Denver,
was given a prominent place.
Nebraska was represented on the
committee on resolutions at the Den
ver convention by F. W. Brown.
The members of the American
tariff commission have arrived in
Paris. Their first meeting with the
Fren commission has been fixed for
July 18.
United States officers arrived in
Coffevville. Kas., with Dr. J. G. Coun
terman, a prominent physician of New
Albany, Kas., who is charged with
counterfeiting. Dr. Counterman is 70
years of age.
Arrangements were completed by
the general committee in charge of
the welcome that Cincinnati will ex
tend to Judge William H. Taft, July
28, when he is formally notified of his
nomination to the presidency.
The following telegram was sent to
Hon. W. J. Bryan immediately after
the announcement of his nomination.
“The Democratic Society of Western
New York salutes the next president
of the United Stags '’
At Croissy sur Seine Mile. Louise
Rolande Grau, the daughter of the late
Maurice Grau. for a number of years
the director of the Metropolitan opera
house in New York, was married to M.
Jean Maurice Ganne.
The battleship Nebraska, of the At
lantic fleet, which was detained in
quarantine owing to an outbreak of
scarlet fever on board, having been
thoroughly fumigated, sailed Saturday
to rejoin the fleet at Honolulu.
Wliliam Allen White says democra
cy maintained its record of working
by night.
Convict Preston, who is in the
Nevada state prison for murder and
who was nominated for president of
the socialist labor party, has de
clined the nomination. It is thought
he acted on the advice of his attorney,
as he was willing to be a candidate
and stated that he fully expected to
receive the nomination.
The legislature of Louisiana ad
journs after passing 300 new laws.
The foreign press comment on
Bryan's nomination and compare him
with Cleveland to his disadvantage.
One German paper says he is a magni
ficent acitator. but lacks qualities of
constructive statesmanship.
The government report on the crop
situation shows a decrease in prospect
percentage and wheat advances on
the exchange in consequence.
Seventy-two dead and 2,736 injured
are the second day totals of the acci
dents attending the celebration of the
Fourth of July in the United States.
This breaks all records for deaths
since 1S?9.
The war department ordered Colo
nel TV. S. Schuyler, commanding Fort
Huachuca. on the Mexican border in
southern Arizona, to render all possi
ble assistance in the suppression of
a serious fire raging on Huachuca
mountain in the Garees national for
The "Chicago-to-ocean’’ balloon race
ended when the last of the nine con
testants came to earth at West Sbef
ford, Quebec, 800 miles from the start
ing point. This craft was the Field
ing, owned by F. J. Fielding of San
Antonio. Texas. It covered approxi
mately 100 miles more than its near
est competitor.
Since the first of the year 77,607
stray dogs and cats have been de
stroyed by the New York American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals.
A dispatch received by the Lokal
Anzeiger, Berlin, from Teheran, says
that the shah leaves nothing untried
in order to secure the capture of the
remaining revolutionary leaders.
The American battleship fleet sets
sail for Honolulu as the first destina
tion on its Pacific voyage. The battle
ship, Nebraska, is detained three days
in quarantine because of an outbreak
of scarlet fever aboard.
Peary has again started for the
north pole, prepared for a three year's
stay, and this time expect:, to be suc
Complete counterfeiting plants were
ca tured at Danville, 111., and New
Albany, Kan.
Hon. W. J. Bryan refused to talk
politics on Sunday, although hun
dreds of politicians called at Fairview
on that day.
Count Boni de Castellane will start
a hot legal battle to regain possession
of his children.
Mrs. Cleveland, through the Asso
ciated Press, thanks the public for ex
pressions of condolence to herself and
family in the loss of husband and
Frank Hitchcock has been chosen
chairman of the republican national
committee and George R. Sh Idon of
New York treasurer.
Sensational developments are ex
pected in the trial of Prince Zj Eulen- ;
•urg, it being shown that the prince
• ■■■■' tried to influence witnesses.
The ruling of the comptroller of the
urrency is that the Modern \Yood
n must take the offensive in their
a to have their claim against the
Chariton, la., bank allowed.
Senor Hgarle, the Honduran min
ister in Washington, has received ad
vices which to him, indicate that the
projected hostilities against his coun- j
try by Guatemala and Salvador have
been nipped in the bud.
When Adolphe S. Levi of St. Louis
opened his jewelry store the other
morning he discovered burglars had
looted the place and secured $900 in
cash and $15,000 worth of diamonds
and old gold.
Ta expedite and economize the work j
of administering the national forests
the bureau of forestry will establish
about October 1 next field headquart
ers in the west. The clerical force j
here will be somewhat reduced, many
being needd to carry on the proposed
work west. Headquarters of forest
districts will not be changed.
The democratic clubs of the District
of Columbia celebrated the nomina
tion of William J. Bryan on the Wash
ington monument grounds by firing a
salute of forty-seven guns, one for
each state.
Tnat the freight rates on yellow
pine lumber from Arkansas and Texas !
points should not be higher to Des |
Moines than to Omaha was decided by
the interstate commerce commission.
The Greater Des Moines committee
had complained against the Chicago
Great Western. Missouri Pacific and
Wabash and other railroads that 21*2
cents per 100 pounds is unjust as com
pared with 23 cents from the same ter
I ritories to Omaha.
i Senor Velez Goiticia. the Venezuelan ‘
■ charge d’affaire in Washington, called
at the state department and presented j
the Acting Secretary Bacon his let- j
ters of recall. Thi action was taken
by direction of President Castro and
| is the result of the withdrawal from i
I Caracas of Jacob Sleeper, the Amer- ;
I ican charge.
A perfect understanding between
Mexico and the United States as to
this government’s purpose to take all
steps possible to prevent violations of !
neutrality laws on the Mexican border
was reached at two hour’s conference
! between Acting Secretary of Stat2
j Bacon and Ambassador Creel. The ;
ambassador had no complaints to j
lodge against any officials.
The long drought, with Intense heat
reaching at times 90 or more in the
j shade, is having disastrous effects
throughout the Apulia region in
Italy, in the hope of receiving rain j
th'ough divine intercession it was de
cided to carry in procession through
the lown the centennial image repre- ;
senting Calvary.
Information has reached the state
department of a proposed revolution- ,
ary movement against the govern- :
ment of Honduras under the leader- |
ship of former President Bonila. No
details were given. The governments
of Salvador and Guatemala have
given directions to prevent any move
ment of that character taking form in
those countries.
Since the anti-Japanese troubles in
California, Japanese emigrants to the
United States have greatly diminishtd !
Last year 1.007 landed at San Fran- i
cisco, while 2,808 returned home.
Sixty Cossacks at Teheran, took up
a position behind the British legation
where many persons have taken re
fuge, with the expectation that the i
refugees would make an endeavor to i
escape from the building. The Brit- j
ish charge d’affaires had protested to !
the Persian government against this
action of the Cossacks and has de
manded thar the governor appear be
fore him in full uniform and apolo
Count Sumarakoff Elston, the eldest
son of Prince Mussupoff. was killed
by Count Manteuffel, an officer of the
horse guards in a duel with pistols at
St. Petersburg. The men met on
Krestovsky island in the Neva as the
result of a challenge issued by Count
Mantueffel because of a family quar
With the Peary Arctic club’s pen
nant fluttering from her main truck
and the stars and stripes at the miz
zen the Arctic exploration steamer
Roosevelt left New York again in
quest of the North pole.
Rev. Simpson Ely, 59 years old, died
at the Wakefield home. Villa Heights,
Joplin. He was a noted evangelist.
A correspondent of the New York
Evening Post writes a glowing ac
count of his trip through Nebraska
and the west.
Candidates for president and vice |
president of the United States were j
nominated and a platform was adopt- !
ed by the national convention of the
socialist labor party at New York.
The ticket named is as follows: For
president. Martin R. Peston of Neva
da; for vice president, Donald Munrce
of Virginia. i
Photo by Moffett Studio, Chlcag-o.
Democratic National Convention at
Denver Makes Its Choice of the
Party’s Standard Bearers Dur
ing the Coming Campaign.
Denver, Col. — William Jennings
Fryan of Nebraska is the nominee of
the Democratic party for president for
the third time. The Denver conven
tion put him at the head of the ticket
about three o'clock Friday morning,
the first ballot giving him 892votes,
to 46 for Johnson and 59^ for Gray.
The nomination was made unanimous.
The vote by states follows:
Bryan. Johnson. Grn
Alaruahn .S2
ArknnMim . IS
California . 20
Colorado . 10
Connecticut . 9
Delaware .
Florida . 10
Georgia . 4
Idaho . tt
Illinois . 54
Indiana . .‘Ml
Iowa . 20
hunsan . 20
Kentucky . lit! . IS
Maine .*111 1
Maryland . 7 9
MaMnc iidMcttn . »«
Michigan . 2s
Miunewota .
MiHsiiNMippI .20
Miaourl . 28
Montana . <{
.Nebraska . 10
Nevada . O
New Hampshire . . . . 7
New Jersey.
New York . 7S
North Carolina.24
North Dakota.. H
Ohio . 40
Oklahoma . is
Orecon . H
Pennsylvania .49 1-2 2 9 1
Hhoile Island. 5
South Carolina. IS
South Dakota. s
Tennessee . 24
Texas . 30
I'tnh . O
Vermont . *S
Virginia . 24
WaaliiuKrton . 10
West Virginia .... 14
Wisconsin . 20
Wyoming . 0
Alaska . O
Arizona . 0
District Columbia.. O
Hawaii . «
New Mexico. 0
Porto Hico. 0
Totals .892
•One not voting.
1-2 4G 59 1-2
Clock is Stepped.
Leading up to the nomination were j
hours that began with picturesque en
thusiasm, which grew into uncon
trollable disorder. The nominating
speeches were made amid scenes akin
to nanic at '•“stain stages.
At 12 o’clock midnight the conven
tlon clock was stopped, so that con
structively the nomination of Bryan
would take place at Thursday's ses
sion of the convention. Will the Fri
day hoodoo be overcome by this tech
nical evasion? is a question that was
in the minds of enthusiastic Bryan
Democrats, as they wended their way
from the convention hall in the early
morning hours.
Wild Scene of Confusion.
A wilder demonstration than that
over the first mention of Bryan's
name on Wednesday followed the con
cluding word of the speech of Ignatius
J. Dunn of Nebraska, which formally
presented the name of Democracy's
champion to the convention.
An hour and seven minutes, against
the one hour and 28 minutes of the
day before, marked the cheering and
tumult, but the densely, overcrowded
auditorium made the confusion worse
Nobody had any respect for the
rights of anybody else. Everybody
was there to see the spectacle, if not
to take part in it. and those not able
to look out for themselve3 were
trampled upon.
Johnson and Gray Named.
Gov. John A. Johnson of Minnesota
and Judge George Gray of Delaware
wrre placed in nomination along with
Btyan. Small as was the following 1
of either, in comparison with that of
the Nebraskan, the scenes of con
fusion, owing to the uncontrollable i
size of the crowd, were approximately '
Gov. Johnson was placed in nomina
tion by Winfield Scott Hammond of
Minnesota. Connecticut yielding to the
gopher state.
Judge Gray’s name was presented
by Irving F. Handy of Delaware. Mr. j
Handy felt how sadly he was in the 1
minority when, after he had talked i
awhile, the crowd attempted to choke ;
him off.
Seconding Speeches.
Seconding speeches for Bryan were
made by Senator Gearin of Oregon,
Gov. Glenn of South Carolina, and Gov.
Claude Swanson of Virginia. Gov.
Glenn's speech created much excite
ment, being devoted largely to a de
fense of Bryan against attacks brand
ing him as a Socialist. At the con
elusion of his remarks, which were not
ia accord with the spirit of the con
vention. Permanent Chairman Clayton,
who at the day session has superseded
Temporary Chairman Bell as wielder
of the gavel, exclaimed that William
Jennings Bryan needed no defenders,
and elicited tremendous applause.
The opening session lasted three
hours and brought about the comple
tion of the permanent organization of
the convention, with the resounding
address of Congressman Clayton of |
Alabama, permanent chairman of the
convention. When the session opened
at night, every formality of organiza
tion had been accomplished and the
decks were clear for the supreme
work of adopting the platform and
naming the candidates.
Clayton Delivers His Address.
The scenes within the convention !
amphitheater repeated those of previ
ous days in the magnitude of the gath
ering and the eager enthusiasm of the
throngs. There were frequent dem
onstrations as the names of party
idols or Jeffersonian principles were
pronounced, but there was no rej>eti
tion during the early session of the
tumultuous record-breaking demonstra
tion of Wednesday.
The address of the permanent chair
man, Mr. Clayton, proved to be a caus
tic arraignment of the failure of
Roosevelt policies, and an enunciation
of Democratic doctrine. The ringing
voice of the orator and the emphasis
of his gestures stirred the listening
thousands to frequent demonstrations
of enthusiastic approval.
At 2: JO o'clock the platform com
mittee was not yet prepared to report,
and the convention took a recess until
evening, so that all remaining differ
ences of detail on the pfrtform could
be reconciled and the document be
ready for adoption and the presidential
nomination be reached before the ad
journment of the night session.
A small American flag had been
placed on every delegate's chair prior
to the beginning of the evening ses
sion. This was the unmistakable evi
dence of the nominating session of the
convention and increased the interest
of the spectators, who early made a
rush for the galleries, filling them to
At seven o'clock there were few of
the delegates in their places. They
had lingered long at dinner, the slow
dying twilight of the Colorado eve
nings proving deceptive as to the hour.
Rumors of another delay in re
ceiving the report of the platform com
mittee filled the air as the delegates
assembled, and they* prepared for an
other probable season of convention
oratory before the important businesss
of the session could be reached. The
wait for the rap of Chairman Clayton's
gavel was robbed, of much of its tedi
ousness through the efforts of the
quartette, whose members sang popu
lar songs and concert numbers at fre
quent intervals.
Every One Has a Flag.
At 7: If. the galleries were complete
ly filled, and the majority of the dele
gates were in their seats, but the offi
cers of the convention were still wait
ing for the report of the committee on
resolutions. The band in the gallery
worked with great industry, and when
it struck up ' Dixie" the demonstration
that followed gave a glimpse of the
scenes certain to occur later in the
night. The delegates, as the first notes
of the old war song floated out, sprang
up and waved their flags. It was in
stantly shown that the galleries, too,
had been provided with them and in
an instant the convention hall was a
tossing sea o: fluttering flags.
It was 7:50 o'clock when Chairman
Clayton began to rap for order, which
he secured within the minute.
Pending the report of the committee
of inquiry, Thomas P. Ball of Texas
was invited to address the convention.
After his speech came talks by Sen
ator Grady of New York, Judge Wade
of Iowa and Champ Clark of Missouri. :
Mr. Clark concluded with a tribute |
to Mr. Bryan as “the greatest living \
“The secretary will now proceed to
call the roll of states for nominations
for the office of president of the Uni
ted States,” shouted Chairman Clay
"Alabama," called the clerk.
The chairman of that delegation
arose and was recognized.
“Knowing that Nebraska will make
no mistake in nominating the right
man,” he said, "Alabama yields to
“I. J. Dunn of Omaha will speak for
the Nebraska delegation,” announced
the chairman of that state, while the
cheering which followed the first state
ment from Alabama continued un
Dunn Nominate^ Bryan.
Mr. Dunn, who was to make that
speech of the convention in which the
greatest interest was felt by the dele
gates and the spectators, is scarcely
of middle age. His clean-cut, deter
mined-looking. clean-shaven face is sur
mounted by dark brown hair, which
ow'ing to the emphatic manner in
which he emphasized his speech with
his head, was soon touching the center
of his forehead. He spoke clearly and
with a pleasing manner of delivery.
As Mr. Dunn proceeded, almost every
allusion he made to the character of
Mr. Bryan was enthusiastically ap
plauded, although he had not yet men
tioned the name of the Nebraska can
didate. When Mr. Dunn declared that
his candidate was the choice of the
militant Democracy of the country
the convention broke in with wild
cheers. The ever ready flags were
tossed aloft and a roar of applause
swept through the hall.
Big Demonstration Starts.
Mr. Dunn brought out the name of
“William Jennings Bryan" with in- |
tense dramatic force, and the response
from the great throng was electric.
The delegates sprang up. the galleries
followed suit, and the demonstration
was under way in a manner that prom
ised to rival Wednesday's exhibition
of enthusiasm.
A few moments after the cheering
began an immense oil painting of Mr. !
Bryan was lowered from behind a j
monster American shield which had
reposed over the chairman's desk ever j
since the convention began. The ap
pearance of the picture raised the
pitch of the outburst, and the entha
siasm was still instence when the con
vention adjourned until 1 o’clock Fri
day afternoon.
Convention Names Indiana Man as
Running Mate for Bryan.
Denver, Col.—At one o'clock Friday
afternoon, the hour to which the con
vention had adjourned, not one-fourth
of the delegates were in their seats,
and they were coming slowly into the
hall. The heat was even greater than
on Thursday and the temperature in
side the hall was high and uncom
fortable. The public, however, seemed
to have as much interest as ever in
the convention, and the galleries were
packed long before any considerable
number of delegates had arrived.
The convention was called to order
at 1:40.
The nomination of a candidate for
vice-president was the only business
before the convention. J. J. Walsh
presented the name of Archibald Mc
Neill of Connecticut. Gov. Thomas of
Colorado named Charles A. Towne of
New York. Thomas R. Marshall urged
the claims of John W. Kern of Indiana,
and the convention cheered the pres
entation of the name of the Hoosier
Gov. Folk of Missouri seconded the
nomination of Mr. Kern.
Gov. Hill of Georgia put in nomina
tion Clark How-ell.
Hill of Georgia withdrew Howell’s
name and seconded the nomination of
Mr. Kern.
Charles A. Towne also withdrew
from the contest, and urged his friends
to unite on Kern.
The withdrawals increased the vig
or of the demonstrations in favor of
Kern, and on the motion that he be
nominated by acclamation, which was
carried, the cheering resembled close
ly the enthusiasm which had been
evinced at the nomination of Mr.
Bryan the day before.
Wearied by the two tumultuous ses- ;
sions, the delegates left the conven
tion hall and the great gathering was
at an end.
Sketch of Kern's career.
John Worth Kern was born in How
ard county, Indiana, December 20,
1849. He graduated from the Univer
sity of Michigan in 1869 at the age of
20 years, with the degree of doc- i
tor of laws. His first official position
which brought him into the public
eye was when fulfilling his duties as
a reporter of the supreme court of
Indiana, which office he held from 1885
to 1889. For four years—1892 to 1896
—he was a state senator. He became
city attorney of Indianapolis in 1897,
and held that office for four years.
A year before he gave up the office
he ran for the gubernatorial chair in
Indiana, and was beaten. Four years
later—in 1904—he also tried for the
governorship on the Democratic ticket,
and was again defeated. Later he re- !
ceived the complimentary vote of the
party for United States senator.
Mr. Eryan Asserts He Would Never
Be Candidate for Re-Election.
Fairview. Lincoln.—The following
statement was made by William Jen- '
nings Bryan when he received aD- ;
nouncement of his nomination as the i
candidate of the Democratic party for
“The honor Is the highest official
possession in the world, and no one
occupying it can afford to have his
views upon public questions biased by
personal ambition. Recognizing his
responsibility to God and his obliga
tion to his countrymen, he should en
ter upon the discharge of his duties
with singleness of purpose. Believ- ;
ing that one can best do this when he
is not planning for a second term, I
announce now, as I have on former oc
casions, that if elected I shall not be ;
a candidate for re-election.
“This is a nomination as purely
from the people as can be, and if elect
ed. my obligation will be as purely to ;
the people. I appreciate the honor the ;
more because it came not from one ;
person or a few persons, but from the
rank and file, acting freely and with,
out compulsion."
Statement is Supposed to Ee Conclu
sions of Its Author Drawn from
Taft's Previous Speeches.
Hot Springs, Ya.—Judge Taft was
shown the statement given out by the
Taft industrial headquarters in Chi
cago concerning the anti-injunction
plank of the republican platform
adopted at Chicago.
“I know nothing of the statement to
which you refer,” said Mr. Taft. 'My
views on the subject of injunctions
have been expressed in my judicial
opinions and in my political speeches
and public addresses, but I have
neither made nor authorized on my
behalf any expression on the subject
since the Chicago convention What
may be said by some advocate of mine,
based on my opinions or my speeches,
of course I cannot say and would not
now be expected to comment upon. I
expect to treat of the general subject
in my speech and letter of accept
Monday Mr. Taft will begin dictat
ing his speech of acceptance and will
be so engaged during the coming
week He has not yet prepared a line
of the speech, although he has consid
ered various parts of the document
and talked with several of his callers
about it.
Statement in Question.
Chicago—A statement given out by
the industrial headquarters estate
lished by Mr. Taft’s campaign manag
ers and printed here referring to Mr.
Taft’s personal anti-injunction views,
“The injunction, as it has been used
in labor cases generally, has been re
pugnant to our American sense of
fairness. Judge Taft stands on record
with the unions as opposed to it in its
present form, a position that many
others who had advised against the
injunction have not cared to take,
which strongly emphasizes the differ
ence between talking about a matter
and being ready to do it.
“He (Judge Taft) has stated repeat
edly that no injunction should be
granted until both parties to the case
have been heard. If this suggestion
ever becomes law the labor injunc
tions will be put out of business, for
the right to leave the service und°r
certain conditions has been estab
lished firmly. The dissolution of each
labor injunction issued against a
strike on the wake controversies di
rectly between the employer and the
employer and the employee proved it”
Assures the Democratic Presidential
Nominee of His Assistance.
Fairview, Lincoln Neb. July 12.—
“You may rely on the sincere and
earnest support of the New Y'ork
Staats Zeitung.”
This telegram, sent by the New
York editor from his home town in
Kansas, part of which could not be
deciphered, was received by Wi J.
Bryan at Fairview and although Mr.
Bryan made no comment his pleasure
was evident in the buoyant manner in
which he read the statement.
It was Mr. Ridder who. before the
Denver convention, called here with
the announced intention of asking Mr.
Bryan to withdraw from the field on
the grounds, in Mr. Ridder's opinion,
that Mr. Bryan could not win in No
vember. Lincoln democrats declare
that Mr. Ridder did not express this
point, however, upon visiting Fair
Kern Makes His First Speech.
Phillipsburg. Kas.—John W. Kern,
nominee for the vice presidency oa
the democratic ticket, fired his open
ing gun in the campaign of 1908 at
this place. Mr. Kern is or. his way to
Lincoln, where he will hold a confer
ence w-ith Mr. Bryan. Almost the en
tire population of the town turned out
to greet Mr. Bryan's running mate,
who, in response to demands for a
speech, appeared on the rear platform
of the train and delivered a brief ad
dress, advising his hearers to read
both platforms.
Nominee for Vice President.
Indianapolis, Ind.—John W. Kern
was born December 20. 1849, at the
village of Alto, Howard county, Ind.
His father, Dr. Jacob W. Kern, was
a Virginian by birth, who removed to
Shelby county, Indiana, in ISSfi. and
lived there until 1840, when he moved
into the new northern country.
John Kern's mother was Nancy Lig
gett, and she and Dr. Kern were mar
ried in Warren county, Ohio. In 1854,
when John was 5 years old, the family
removed to Warren county. Iowa.
Answers Letter of Protest.
Washington.—In answer to a letter
of protest received at the war depart
ment against the playing in free con
certs of the Fourteenth artillery band,
the post commander at Fort Screven,
Ga., has explained to the satisfaction
of the military authorities that the
performance cf that band is in no
respect a violation of the existing law
forbidding competition with local mu
sicians of military bands. It is held
that the law does not contemplate pro
hibiting citizens enjoying music of
military bands.