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C. D. HALE, Publisher
MANY ATHLETES WILL ATTEND
MEET DEATH AT NIAGARA FALLS
Dock V Falls Collapse Under Heavy
StrainWomen Cluba Gathering
at San Francisco 8t. Louis
liondon. At least halt of tho
RhodcB ucholars at Oxford will Jour
noy to Stockholm for tho Olympic
games. It was expected that more
would ko, but reports of the heavy
admission and hotel charges deterred
moat of tho Btudciits who are depend
ent entirely on the Rhodes fund for
their support. Iangc of Oklahoma and
Zelgler of Iowa have been in active
training and they may appear at
Stockholm as mcmberH of the AincrU
can team. Lnngc has been sprinting
In good time lately, and he hopes to
regain his old-time form In the high
Jump. Xlcgler is oiiBlly the superior
of any of the English college weight
men, and ho may prove a valuable
second string"" ;nnn for the American
Twenty Drowned In Niagara River
Uuffalo, N. Y. Uptwecu tlfteen and
twenty persons were drowned and n
number Injured when a fifty-foot dock
at Eagle Park, Niagara Island, Niagara
river, collapsed under the weight of
250 pornous, precipitating them Into
twelve feet of water. Up to midnight
eight bodies had been recovered, of
whom six were Identified.
Women Clubs at Frisco.
San Francisco. A convention that
will rival in Importance and numbers
the great democratic battle to be
staged in Haiti moro on June 2!i will
assemble here on tho same day. This
mooting Is thp biennial convention oi
tho General Federation of Women's
Clubs, and Its ten-day session will bo
attended by over 10,000 women from
vpry part of tho United States.
St. Louis Wants It.
St. Louis. St. Louis will bo a con
tcstant for the convention of tho "pro
gresqivo par.ty," offspring of tho
Roosevelt presidency boom, which, ac
cording to tho Colonel's adherents,
will convene some time in August.
Chicago, Cleveland. Denver and Ral
tlmore are also seeking tho conven.
Mack May Not Preside.
Baltimore. Owing, to the death ol
his mother, word of which event
reached him Saturday night, it Is prob
nblo that Norman E. Mack, chairman
of tho democratic national convention
will not call the democratic national
convention to order Tuesday. In case
tho chairman Is absent tho duty will
devolve upon Dr. P. u Hall of Lin
coln, Neb., the vlco-chalrman.
Sad Ending of Picnic.
Stella. Nob. Wilson Else, aged
twenty-four years, single, his sister,
Grace, aged thirteen, children cf El
mer Else, and Minnie Halth. aged
eight, daughter of Charles Halth. were
drowned In the Nemaha river near a
bridge about otlo mile from Nemaha
City at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. All
live near Shubort and with others
Hunting for Bandits
Durant, Okla. Scores of armed men
from Bokchlto, Durant and and McAl
later are scouring tho country for ban
dlts who robbed tho First State bank
of Bokchlto of $3,000 Friday and In an
hours battlo with citizens, probably
fata ly wounded Robert Kelly and nun
Will Try to Impeach Archibald.
Washington. Tho houso Judiciary
commltteo Friday voted to report In
favor of tho Impeachment of .Tudgo R
M. Archibald, of tho commerce court,
on charges of business Intimacy with
railroads having litigation before hln
court. Tho commltteo vote for Im
peachment was unanimous.
Indian 118 Years "ofd.
Muskogee, Okln.-John Black, a
Cherokeo half-blood, residing near
Brushy mountain, claims tho dlstlnc
tlon of being tho oldest man In Okla
homa and perhaps In t he United
states. Ho bu-h that as near as ho
ran remember the date of his birth It
was in 1792, and that ho was refused
admittance Into the union army In tho
civil war becauso of his age. Accord
Ing to his figures nnd friends and rcl.
atlvcB who know him. he Is us yean
Italy has agreed to a conference of
tho powers for tho settlement of tho
war with Turkey, according to a dis
patch from Rome. If Turkey Is will.
Ing, an armistice will be speedily ar
Anniversary of Waterloo.
London. Tuesday was tho nnniver
nary of tho battlo of Watorloi and a
representative of tho Duko of Welling
ton traveled to Windsor castlo to
present n small banner In accordanco
with tho terms on which tho duko
KoldB tho estate voted by parliament
TAFT AND SHERMAN
PRE8IDENT AND VICE. PRE8IOENT
TAFT NAMED ON FIRST BALLOT
Work of National Convention Goes
With a Rush When the Contest
Cases Are Disposed of.
President WILLIAM H. TAFT
Vies President. .JAMES 8. SHERMAN
Chicago. William Hownrd Taft was
renominated for president of the
United States by the republican na
tional convention at D:2fi o'clock Sat
urday night. Less than an hour later,
James Schoolcraft Shcrmun was re
nominated for tho vice presidency.
Both nominations were made on tlie
first ballot. Senator La Follotto's tmr r
was thu only iihiiio presented to the
convention for tho presidential nomina
tion besides that of Taft. Sherman's
was tho only name presented for the
vice presidency. A motion from New
Hampshire to make his nomination
unanimous wns declared out of ord jr.
Tho vote for tho presidential nom
ination was: T.ift, GG1; Rcosovc!',
107; La Follettc, 41: Cummins. :?:
Hughes, 2; present and not voting,
34S; absent, 2.
Tho voto on tho vice presidency
nomination was: Sherman, 597;
Borah, 21; Merrlam, 20; Hndley, 14;
Beverldge, 2; Gillette, 1; absent, 7;
not voting, 352.
The convention amid groat confus
ion adjourned sino die at 10:29 p. in.
At no time was thero an indication
of u walkout of Roosovelt delegates.
They expressed their revolt In silence.
In the confusion just before adjourn
ment a resolution was adopted giving
the national committee power to de
clare vacant the seat of any man on
the committee refusing to support the
nominees of tho regular convention of
Nebraskans Join Revolt.
Chicago. Tho Nebraska delegation
attended tho meeting of I Roosevelt
delegates who declined to participate
In the work of the convention.
"The work of tho credentials com
mittee," H. E. Sackett, tho Nebraska"
member said, "was In repeated in
stances absolutely indefensible."
Victor Makes a Venture.
Victor Rosewater, retiring chairman
of tho republican national committee,
appeared on tho Jloor in tho midst of
the Pennsylvania delegation, whero
the delegates wero making u great fuss
over him. shaking hands and patting
him on the back. It was another evi
dence of tho wave of good humor
which had swept over the convention
The Texas delegates also had n call
from Rosowator. One big delegate
lifted thu former chairman In his
arms while tho convention cheered.
Emblem of New Party.
Chicago. A bandana hnndkerchloS
was adopted as tho "Roosevelt battle
Hag" .Most of tho delegates at the
Sunday meeting wore Naming ban
danas Med around their arms and oth
ers were distributed by the hundreds
to the crowds. Tho bandana, It was
said stands for the plain people who
ordinarily use It.
"We are plain people here, and this
Is u movement of tho plain people,"
tald one of tho delegates.
Colonel Roosevelt gave his sanction
to the "battle nag" by appearing Sun
day night with one In his hand. His
dai'ghter. .Mrs. Nicholas Laugworth.
wrro a bandana on her hat.
Boys Were Released.
Tarrytovwi, N. Y. The thrco boys
who caused an accident to tho train
carrying Theodora Roosovelt to Chi
cago wero released without punish
ment when they explained that they
wero "playing robber" on tho torraco
abovo tho trucks and had started to
dig a cuvo in tho embankment Just be
noath tho boulder when the big rock
becamo loosened and rolled down to
the track. Tho rock did not touch tho
rails, they said. -
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT.
President Taft Thinks Crisis Is
Washington. President Taft lssiiml
the following statement:
"A national convention of one of the
great parties Is ordinarily Important
only nn a preliminary to a national
campaign for tho election of tho presi
dent. Tho Chicago convention Just
ended Is much more than this nnd is
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE.
The Wisconsin U. 8. Senator Who Re
ceived 41 Votes.
in itself tho end of a pre-conventlou
campaign presenting a crisis more
threatening nnd issues more complete
t!i mi those or the election campaign
which Is to follow between the two
great national parties.
"Thu question here at sltikn was
whether the republican party was to
change Its attitude us the chief con
servator in the nation of constitutional
representative government and was to
weaken thu const llutlonnl guarantees
of life, liberty and property and nil
other rights declared t acred In the
bill of rights, by abandoning the prin
ciple of absolutely Independence of the
Judiciary, essential to (ho maintenance
of those rights.
"The campaign carried on to siize
the republican party and make it the
Instrument of reckless ambition and
the upsetting of the fundamental prin
ciples of our government was so sud
den and unexpected that time was
not given clearly to show to the peo
plo and the party the dangers which
"It was sought to break the wise and
valuable tradition against giving more
than two terms to uny one man In the
presidency and the dangers which
"Thu Importance of the great victory
which has been achieved cannot bo
overestimated. All over this coun
try patriotic people arc breathing more
freely that a most serious menace to
our republican Institutions has been
"It Is not necessary now to speak of
the result In November or of the Issues
which urlse between the republican
nnd democratic parties lu the presiden
tial campaign to follow. It will bo
tlmo to do that after the action of the
"It Is enough how to say whatever
may happen In November, a great vic
tory for tho republican party and the
people of tho United States has al
ready been won."
LaFollette and Deneen Regular.
Walter L Houscr, campaign man
ager for Senator IaFollette said:
"Senator LaFollotte expects to con
tinue nctive work in tho ranks of the
JAMES S. SHERMAN.
Renominated for the Office of Vice
republican party. Ho bulloves that
through this party, will be carried out
tho progressive Idea."
"I am u republican," said Governor
Deneen of Illinois.
"Tho republican national conven
tion nominated Mr. Taft. I am the
republican party's candidate for gov
ornor. That should be sufficient to
state my position."
Woman Aviator Killed.
Springfield, HI. Mrs. Julia Clark of
Denver, an aviator, was killed during
a practice flight at tho , state fair
grounds here. The tip of tho wing of a
biplane lu which she was flying, struck
the limb of a treo In tho center of the
race track enclosure and tho mnchluo
dashed to tho ground, turning turtle.
Mrs, Clark's skull was crushed. She
was rushed to a hospital in an automo
bile and died a few minutes later.
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TO LEAD NEW PARTY
FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS RALLY TO
A SECOND CONVENTION IS HELD
Gather In Orchestra Hall and Pledge
Their Support to the Former
President. May Hold An
President.. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Chicago. Former President Theo
dora Roosevelt wuh nominated for pres
ident on an Independent ticket in the
dying hours of the republican national
convention in which he had met de
feat. The followers of Colonel Rooscielt
gathered in Orchestra hall, less than
a mile from the coliseum, and pledged
their support to the former president.
In accepting Colonel Roosevelt ap
pealed to the people of all sections,
reg.irdhf-s of party affiliations, to
stand with the founders of the new
party, ouu of whose cardtnul principles,
ho said, was to be, "Thou shall not
The Informal nomination of Colonel
Roosevelt was said to be chiefly for
the purpose of effecting n temporary
National Convention Later.
Beginning at once a call Is to be
limned for a state eotuentlon in Illinois,
COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
the work of organization will bo
pushed forwnrd rapidly, state by state.
Later, probubly early In August It is
intended that a national convention
shall be held.
Colonel Roosevelt, lu accepting tl.i
nomination, suld he did so on the un
derstanding that he would willingly
step aside If It were tho desire of the
new party when organized to select
A speech nominating Colonel Roose
velt was made by Comptroller Pender
grast of New York, who was to have
presented the colonel's name to the
convention. William Draper Lewis of
the University of Pennsylvania law
school, who was to make a speech sec
onding him, delivered the speech which
he had prepared for the republican na
Although no public announcement
was made until late in the day of the
meeting which was to result In the
formation of a new party, word of the
plan was flashed about the -lty and
when the doors were opened a crowd
had gather, extending for nearly
a block on Michigan uvenue.
Sing Patriotic Songs.
The crowd sang songs with n pipe
organ accompaniment. First, tbo crowd
stood nnd sang "Columbia" and other
putrlotic airs when the organist struck
up "Auld Lang Syne." Tho crowd sang
again, many of the "steam rolled" dele
gates having secured places.
Thu entire California delegation
from the republican convention ar
rived before 10 o'clock. Governor John
son escorted the delegates to the stage.
A banner bearing the words "Call
fornln delegation national republican
convention, Chicago, 111., 1912," tho
same which for five da.B had waved
over the protesting delegates at tho
coliseum was hoisted ovor tho speak
Norrls of Nebraska Arrives,
Another round of cheers v"s given
when Congressman George Norrls of
Nebraska, one of the "Insurgents"
In the house, ascended to the platform
and took his place besldo George W.
Wlckersham, tlye congressional dele
gate from Alaska.
"Here comes Texas," shouted some
one as Cecil Lyons, defeated Texas
leader In tho convention, made his way
down the nlsle with National Commit-
Linkooping, Sweden. Twenty per
sons were killed and sixteen Injured
Jn a collision between a mall train
proceeding toward Stockholm and a
freight truln at Malmslaett station,
Washington. Tho Cuban capital Is
happy over news from Santiago, Cuba,
whero n largo number of Insurrection
ists havo surrendered, according to a
mossage to tho Cuban legation hero.
It added thattho rebol leaders Luna
aud Luban havo been killed
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teeman Sidney Blober of the District
of Columbia, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt,
I Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Miss Ethel,
I Kermlt and Archie arrived early and
occupied a box near tho stage.
When the hall had been packed, the
entire audience rose and Joined In
singing "America," ufter which Roose
velt delegates greeted Governor John
son, who opened the formul part o
The Colonel Brought In.
After tho nomination Colonel Rooso
velt was escorted to the hall by the
notification commltteo, accompanied
by Senator Dixon and Governor Stubbs
of Kansas. When the colonel entered
the hall there was n storm of applause
He thanked tho convention fori tho
nomination nnd said:
"If you wish me to make the tight I
will make It even If only one state
should support me.
"The only condition 1 Impose is that
you shall bo entirely free when you
come together to substitute any other
man In my place, If you deem It better
for the movement, and I will give him
my heartiest support.
"I hold Hint wo are performing n
high duty In Inaugurating this move
ment, for the permanent success of
practices such as have obtained In
the fraudulent convention that has Just
closed Its sessions would mean the
downfall of this republic. And we are
performing the most patriotic of duties
when we set our faces like flint against
Governor Johnson dismissed the
meeting after culling upon the dele
gates to meet Sunday afternoon.
Taft Men Angry.
Chlci.Ro. Denouncing the Roosevelt
members or the credentials commltteo
as liars," "gutter workcis" nnd "par
tisans, t tic majority members of that
( committee answered the attack on
, them, made public Saturday night by
i R. R. McCormick or Chicago. The an
J swer was in the torm of n statement
drawn up by n commltteo of live Do
veil .Nc.vbrook, Mnlby, Laustrom nnd
This c.ctlcn rdlowcd a session In
which charges of "liar" were hurled
back nnd foith and In which the Roose'
velt men wore accused of "following
orders" and Ignoring their Judgment
on the contested delegates.
The Roosevelt statement was circu
lated SaMirduy by R. R. McCormick
and signed by fifteen men. It charges
there had been a coalition between na
tional committeemen and contested
delegates and that the reports from
the committee were prepared in ad
vance, in line with n definite under
Pro-r.lse a Short Platform.
Baltimore.. - The democratic na
tional platform builders promise to
present to the eotuentlon a document
thnt shall be short and Incisive. A
number of "teeth" In It. one leader
said, will depend on the outcome of
tho struggle between the conservative
and radical elements of the party.
On most of the nmjor points, how
ever, the leaders seem agreed. Some
of them say that the differences likely
to arise In the committee on resolu
tions when it considers the platform
will be matters of language rather
than of contents.
Colored Wit In Convention.
".Mr. Chairman." said B. H. Howard,
a negro delegates from Mississippi, "I
make the point or order that tho
steam roller Is exceeding the speed
There was a gale of laughter, re
newed when Chairman Root said he
was prepared to rule on the point.
"The point of order," he said, "Is
When tho laughter had subsided,
Senator Root added: "The Justifica
tion is that we have some hopp of
starting homo on Sunday."
Tho statement brought forth a
Barnes Is Selected.
Chicago. William Ramos, Jr.. wai
selected by the New York delegate
to the republican national convention
ns the national committeeman from
that state, it was announced. It was
further stnted that the voto for Mr.
Barnes had been unanimous. He will
represent the empire state In, the
meeting of the new national commlt
teo. Hadley Not in the Ranks.
Jefferson City, Mo. Governor Had
ley on his return from the Chicago
convention declared his determination
not to Join Roosevelt's third party
"I believe I can render more useful
public service ns a member of tho re
publican party than by Joining In the
formation of a third party."
Edward 8. Bragg Dead.
Dond du Lac. Wis. General Edward
S. Bragg, commander of the 'famous,
Iron brigade during the civil war, died
hero Thursday afternoon. General
.Bragg had been In feeble health for
years, and was 85 years old last Feb
ruary. Governor McDonnld of New Mexico,
who refused to bo quoted In tho mat
tor, has let It be known that he would
attempt to prevent tho Flynn-Johnson
fight at Las Vegas on July 4.
Tho New Party.
Chicago. Tho progressive party
born Saturday night, wbb dedicated
Sunday. In tho presence of perhaps
five hundred men, soma of them rec
ognized leaders of tho movement, oth
ers merely onlookers, tho first formnl
stop was taken. Governor Hiram
Johnson of California was empowered
to appoint a commltteo of seven mom.
hers to confer with Colonel Roosovelt
and formulate n plan of action.
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THE CHARLES E. HIRES COMPANY
IUH nAKINO OLD FASHIONED
WENT BACK ON THE SHELVES
Crowning Insult to His Beloved Books
Was More Than the Professor
Perhaps the bitterest moment in ths
life of a, lover of books Is when be
finds that his treasures are valued by
no ono but himself. The late Prof.
Churton Collins once tried to weed
out his books, after ho had become
convinced that cither the surplus or
their owner would havo to move out
of the library.
The weeding was a painful process,
but at last the second-hand book-dealer
was Invited to name his price for
the uprooted "weeds." "They're no
good to me," wus the disconcerting re
ply. "What, none of them."
"No, not one."
Some one suggested that as the
books had to go, tho dealer had bet
ter have them for nothing. It was a
bitter moment for Mr. Collins, but
finally ho assented. The man then re
marked: "That'll be half a dollnr."
"What do you mean? What for?"
exclaimed the victim in a restrained
tone of voice.
"To take them away," said the man.
That was too much for Mr. Collins.
The dealer was driven forth with ob
jurgations, after which, with a sigh of
relief, the owner replaced the books
upon his shelves. Youth's Companion.
Only One Fault to Find.
Lambert Raspers, Chicago attorney,
told the following story, at a recent
Y. M. C. A. banquet:
A Kansas farmer, a Dane, applied
for naturalization papers. Tho Judge
asked him: "Are you satisfied with
the general conditions of the coun
try?" "Yas," drawled the Dane.
"Does the government suit you?"
queried the Judge.
"Yas, yas, only I would like to see
more rain," replied the fanner.
A Changed Man,
Mrs. Knagg You wero a different
man when I married you.
Mr. Knagg I sincerely hope so. for
then 1 was a fool.
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