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The Commoner.
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Denvor's population is 213,381, a
ton yonrs' incrouBo of 59.4 per cent.
Tho Associatod Press has made
tho following revised tabulation in
tho ropprt of tho dead in tho north
western forest fires: United States
fire fighters in and near Idaho, 8G;
Montana deaths, including Bullion
mine, 13; at Newport, WaBh., 3; at
Wallace, Idaho, 4 ; near Avery, Tdaho,
probably sottlers, 47; at Mullen,
Idaho, 2; at Spokane, 1; one Big
creek, Idaho, 47; total, 203.
seas. A passenger booked as Fred
Thomas, assassinated Captain E. B.
Wood, jumped into tho sea and was
lost. An accomplice was arrested and
taken to San Francisco in irons.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
to hold up tho steamship Buckman,
a Pacific coast vessel, on the high
Governor Hadley of Missouri de
clares that ho is not a candidate for
tho republican nomination for United
States senator.
Chicago, according to the 1910
census, has a population of 2,135,000
a gain of nearly 25 per cent in ten
years.
-Tho Pennsylvania railroad has
granted a further increase of 6 per
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cent in wages toits telegraphers,
making a total raise of 12 per cent
since the first of tho year.
Korea has been formally annexed
to Japan.
Dr. J. J. Rucker, for fifty-three
years professor of mathematics at
Georgetown College, died.
Robert Hunter, author and settle
ment worker has been nominated
for governor by the socialist party
of Connecticut.
John K. Hendrick of Paducah is
a candidate for" the democratic nom
ination for governor of Kentucky.
Ho was at one time a member of
congress.
Senator Warner, of Missouri, in a
formal statement at Washington an
nounced that he would not be a can
didate for re-election. Hff gave ill
health as the reason.
Gustave Moynter, president of the
international committee of the Red
Cross since the foreign foundation of
the committee in 1863, died at
Geneva.
Tho Colorado legislature in its
lower house passed the initiative and
referendum and the Oregon law.
In the Sixth Nebraska congres
sional district former Supreme Court
Judge J. R. Dean received the demo
cratic nomination for congress by a
plurality of five, while W. J. Taylor
received the populist nomination
by a plurality of something more
than one hundred. They will both
be candidates before the general
election.
tillories or saloons, as wnll no ..
any person whom I know to bo pecu
niarily or prejudicially interested in
securing or defeating WiRinHnn t
have been recklessly attacked as the
candidate or tne brewers, but every
man who knows me knows that t nm
fighting prohibition, not because the
brewers aro also fighting it, but be
cause of my lovo for personal liberty
and the rights of the humblest citi
zen to enjoy tho privileges which our
form of government intended him to
have. I am opposed to county op
tion, first, last and all the time. I
should veto a county option bill if
the legislature passed it."
An Associated Press dispatch from
New Orleans says: "With the un
written law as her plea, Mamie Mc
Laughlin, 18 years old, charged with
tho murder of Hugh Smith, was de
clared not guilty by a jury which
returned a verdict a short time after
it retired. According to the girl, she
killed Smith because he betrayed her.
Smith was a politician and a saloon
keeper. The girl is an orphan and
was supported in her trial by the
Era club, an organization made up
of representative New Orleans
women."
Theodore Roosevelt has been asked
to arbitrate the coal strike in Illinois.
Professor William James of Har
vard University is dead.
Mayor Gaynor is now up and rap
idly recovering from his wound.
James J. uaiiagner, the mayor's as
sailant, issued a statement through
counsel. The statement, in Gallag
her's own spelling, follows: "I,
James J. Gallagher, red in Fridav's
morning paper that I said I was glad
I shot Mayor Gaynor and that I was
sorry I did not kill him. This asser
cion is not only a fabrication but a
deep-dyed lie as was ever told on
any person. I have been praying
night and day ever since the occur
rence. If the prayer of the sinner
is heard, God in his goodness has
heard my prayer and is all merciful
and goodness to the pinner, for he
said to tho thief on the. cross, this
oay win tnou ue in paradice with
me." -
Jas. S. Dahlman. democratic nom
inee for governor of Nebraska has
issued the following statement: "I
was opposed to the daylight saloon
law at the time of its passage as a
aeniai oi tne rignt of home rulo and
local self-government. I think now
exactly as I did then. If any effort
should be made In the legislature to
repeal this law I should lend it not
the slightest encouragement or sup
port, either personal or officially. For
myself I realize that this law has
given satisfaction in many communi
ties, though it has failed to give sat
isfaction in others. If the legislature
should, of its own motion and with
out any assistance on mv nnrt rnnoni
this law, I would sign tho bill 'repeal
ing it. I stand squarely for strict
enrorcement of our present laws, in
cluding the daylight saloon law. I
am in favor of the initiative and
referendum. As a candidate for gov
ernor I will refuse to accept any
contributions from any railroads,
corporations, trusts, breweries, dis-
An Associated Press dispatch from
Sulphur, Okla., says: "The name of
United States Senator Robert L.
Owen entered into the land investi
gation today. E. P. Hill, an attor
ney for the Choctaw n'ation, testified
before the snecial congressional com
mittee which is investigating the Gore
bribery charges that Senator Owen
is the principal In a suit in which
are involved contracts with the In
dians calling for a 50 per cent fee.
Mr. Owen, however, testified Attor
ney Hill, entered into the contracts
with the Indians some years before
he became a senator and is not now
trying to secure 50 per cent, but has
left it to the United States court of
claims to determine how much he
should be paid. It was also said that
since his election as senator Mr.
Owen had shown no activity in the
matter except to testify in behalf of
his claim. The value of the nronertv
which, it was asserted in Mr. Owen's
suit was restored to the .Indians, is
fixed bv the denartment of iustice
at from $12,000,000 to $14,000,000.
As attorney for the Choctaws, Mr.
Hill said he was resisting, the suit.
'In 1906, said Mr. Hill, '-Mr. Owen
entered into an arrangement with
Charjes F. Winton to attempt to se
cure for Choctaw Indians living east
of the Mississippi river citizenship in
what was then Indian Territory.
Winton went to Mississippi and got
many individual contracts, the num
ber being ultimately 1,500. In these
contracts the claimants agreed to
give to Winton and Owen 50 per
cent of all nrhnfirtv -which t.hmr would
become possessed if they were admit
ted to citizenship. Winton, after ob
taining many contracts, died and nis
rights reverted to Mr. Owen. After
thft Indiana wpro admitted to citizen
ship, congress referred Owen's claim
to tne court of claims, . where it is
now pending. Since he became sen
ator, I do not believe Mr. Owen has
shown any activity In his case ex
cept to testify aB ho was required.'
Senator Owen based his claim, the
witness said, on legal services he al
leges ho rendered at Washington and
in Oklahoma, prior to his election to
the senate. 'Now,' asked Represent
ative Campbell of Kansas, 'suppose
Senator Owen should be allowed by
the court of claims all that his ; con
tracts call for, how much would he
of $12,000,000 or $14,000,000, ac
cording to the value of the property.
'Is he secured in any way?' The
omnibus appropriation bill passed by
congress In 1908 provides that the
Owen fee shall be a lien on tho prop
erty of the Indians.' 'What would