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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY JNEWSJOURNAS
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NORFOLK NKBHASICA FRIDAY Jt'LV 28 .11)11. )
'SOLID ' FOR TAFT
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION
ENDORSES WITH A WHOOP.
INSURGENTS GET THE ROLLER
Little Dand of La Follette Agitators
Who Seek to Prevent Endorsement
' of President Taft , Find Republicans
of Nebraska Are Republicans.
Lincoln , July 2G. Nebraska republi
cans In convention here gave Presi
dent Taft and his administration
Htrong endorsement and effectively
blocked a'l ' efforts of n small band of
insurgent delegates to arouse sym
pathy for Senator Robert M. La Fol-
lotto oC Wisconsin as a presidential
The Insurgents lacked a leader and
were out-generaled by Victor Hosowat-
r and his delegation from Omaha.
Ucfore the Insurgents could got a
chance to Introduce resolutions from
the lloor , the regulars had rushed
through a motion providing that all
resolutions should bo referred to a
committee which was given power to
draw up a llnal report.
Chairman A. W. Jefferles of Omaha
then named a committee of seven
members of which flvo were strong
friends of Mr. Taft and of which Mr.
Hoscwater was made chairman. From
this point the possibilities of n lighten
on the floor over the endorsement of
Mr. Taft went glimmering.
Endorse Taft With a Whoop.
Dcsplto their early announcement
that they would not assent to a Taft
endorsement on any conditions , the
Insurgents failed to make oven n show
of a light or objection when the plat
form resolution was finally presented.
The resolution went through with a
whoop by a rising vote during which
several of the Insurgents were dls
covered on their feet.
An attempt to have the convention
Instruct the resolutions committee to
refrain from endorsing any Individual
candidate met with summary treat
ment. I. D. Evans of Adams county
secured the floor for this purpose but
lie was howled down by other dele
gates and gavelcd out of order by
'Chairman ' Jefferles before ho could
read his resolution. This was as far
txs the Insurgents could get with their
fight to pi event a Taft endorsement.
Insurgent Activity Slumps.
Fron this juncture the much vaunt
ed insurgent opposition slumped to
nothing. The Wild Willow and Wash
ington county delegations , which had
been most active In the movement
quit the contest when It was learned
that there was no possibility of
minority report from the resolutions
committee. Out of the total of 855
votes In the convention it was said
by regular leaders that the Insurgents
could not mus'ter a following of more
than ICO delegates.
The resolutions adopted follows :
"Rejoicing In the glorious record of
the republican party which has given
the nation the illustrious names of
Lincoln , Grant , Garflold , McKinley ,
Roosevelt and Taft and reaffirming
our devotion to republican principles ,
we , the republicans of Nebraska , con
gratulate the country on Us progress
ami prosperity under the wise guid
ance of -republican president. "
"Tho arbitration treaties whose ne
gotiations ho has inspired , mark a not
able step toward world peace and In
only lesser degree , his tactfulness in
maintaining neutrality and avoiding
international complications during revolution
elution in Mexico. Ho has demon
strated his devotion to the right policy
of conservation of our natural re
sources. Ho Is prosecuting the illegal
trusts and combines without fear or
favor. Ho Is Instituting reforms In
the administration of the government
which make for economy and efficien
cy. We have every confidence In the
unselfish patriotism and conscientious
devotion to public duty of William
Ilowaid Taft and wo heartily endorse
his statesmanlike administration.
" \Ve commend our republican rep
resentatives in both branches of con
gress for the conscientious and pa
triotic manner in which they have met
the great issues confronting them.
"Under republican Gov. Chester Aid-
rich and his republican associates in
the state house , the affairs of the state
are being administered with whole re
gard to the public Interest and the
laws fearlessly and Impartially en
"Tho state Instlttnlons are being re
organized and conducted on more
businesslike basis but with every due
consideration for the wards of the
Stand By University.
"The railroad and public servlcf :
corporations are being restrained fron
extortion and unjust discrimination
The rights of the people are beltif >
safeguarded In every direction t Lo <
make the Nebraska motto 'equalit ;
before the law' a living reality.
"For all this the republican part ty ;
rightfully claims credit , as also for tin
progressive legislation whoso enacl
nient has been possible only by the cc
operation of republican lawmakers aiv
the approval of a republican execv .
tive , no less than for the blocking b
executive veto of vicious or purol
partisan measures proposed solely fa
"Nebraska has always taken prld
in its educational institutions and w
pledge liberal support to the stat
university iu all of its branches an
( Continued on eighth page. )
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CONDITION OFJIIE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Chicago , July 20. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
tbo forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tun ! warmer tonight. Thursday
AUTO TURNS ,
TWO ARE HURT
DR. CLAGGETT AND LEW FERGU
SON HAVE CLOSE CALL.
NEITHER DEAD , FOR A WONDER
Car Bccon -inageable While GoIng -
Ing Do A/ , _ "Id Rate , and
Turns 6V"/0 * nkle ,
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the Other r. . ° 'Vv
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Fairfax , S. D. , July - c0 to
The News : While returning * . 'is-
iting a patient the automobile in
which Dr. Claggctt and Low Ferguson
were riding became unmanageable and
the two were violently thrown out
when the machine turned turtle , the
doctor sustaining a badly sprained
and Mr. Ferguson n bruised and
The wonder Is that both were not
killed or more seriously injured , as
the machine was traveling at n rapid
rate and going down hill when the
WILEY MAY GET
A MILD "GALL"
EVERY INDICATION THAT THIS
WILL BE THE LIMIT NO
DANGER OF DISMISSAL.
Washington , July 26. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson brought the pap
ers in the case of Dr. Harvey W. Wil
ey to the white house. Ho refused to
say what recommendation ho had
made to the president regarding the
charges against the pure food expert ,
whoso resignation from the service
wafc recommended by the personnel
board of the department anil by At
torney General Wlckersham.
Mr. Wilson reached the white house
some time before the cabinet meet
ing and had an opportunity to discuss
the Wiley case with the president be
fore the cabinet meeting began. He
said ho did not know whether his
recommendation would be acceptable
to the president or not. If the recom
mendation was not agreeable to the
president , he could change It. It was
inferred from the tenor of Mr. Wil
son's remarks that the recommenda
tion was not favorable to Dr. Wiley.
There is every reason to believe ,
however , that Dr. Wiley at the worst
will receive but a mild reprimand.
Buy Race Horses.
West Point , Neb. , July 26. Special
to The News : Chris. Schinstock has
purchased Tommy Horn , the horse
that won the 2:15 : trot at the last race
meet at West Point , his best time be
ing 2:14V2. : Bud Latta of Tekamah
has purchased Louise and Lou Chris
tie , both well known speeders.
'CAUSES ' SUICIDE
MAN WHO DROVE CAR ENDS LIFE
BY HANGING FRIEND
KILLED BY JUMPING.
Wntertown , S. D. , July 26. Crazed
by the action of Morton II. Lewis
who jumped from a swiftly moving
auto and was killed , John Cook , the
driver and owner of the car , hanged
himself. Both men were wealthy and
prominent farmers. It is said Lewis
was intoxicated when he jumped from
- Lewis' neck was broken and head
frightfully cut by a wheel , and the
car badly wrecked , as the driver losl
control In trying to hold his passen
ger. Lewis leaves n wife and five
To Regulate Sports.
Albany , N. Y. . July 26. The bill es
tabllshing n state athletic commlssloi
to regulate boxing and sparrinj
matches was signed today by Gov
WHEDON OUT WITH KNOCK.
g Disappointed Office Seeker Takes Oc
caslon to Roast Republicans.
ty Lincoln , July 26. C. O. Whedon , on
of the leaders of the insurgent move
ment , in criticising the action of th
10 republican state convention , toda
"When Mr. Taft was Inaugurate
id there were In the house 217 ropul
llcans and 174 democrats. Two year
jy Inter there were 228 democrats an
iy 160 republicans.
or "Such was the endorsement receive
last November. The'voters were nc
dove deeply impressed with 'the unselfis
vo patriotism and conscientious devotlo
ite to public duty' mentioned yesterda ;
ud Surely the republican party "has see
better days. "
NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS ADOPT
A HARMONY PROGRAM.
BRYAN'S NAME NOT MENTIONED
No Preference Is Expressed on Presi
dential Candidates Hitchcock's
Hand , Working for Harmony , Is Ef
fective Everybody was Nervous.
Fremont , Neb. , July 26. The Ne
braska state democratic convention ,
which had been expected to place Ne
braska democrats on record , so fai
ns concerned their preference for a
presidential candidate a year hence ,
failed to express Itself on candidates
or oifer commendation for its own
For the most part It was only a
quiet gathering in session and it was
the general harmony program which
leaders of various factions had map
ped out In advance that was carried
out without a greater hitch than to
have an individual delegate ask the
convention to go on record for presi
dential candidates and be ruled out
of order by the chairman.
This result was not accomplished
without much preliminary caucusing
but the result was satisfactory to
Gov. Harmon had a personal repre-
sensatlve present at the convention
but he soon made It plain to the dele
gates that his principal business waste
to get acquainted and to look over the
western Held. No attempt was made
to present the name of the Ohio gov
ernor for endorsement and Ben. W.
Chamberlain , who came with creden
tials from the Ohio executive , stated
he was on ground In the interests of
harmony within the party as well as
to note the feeling as to the candidacy
of Gov. Harmon.
The gathering was called under the
state wide primary law for the pur
pose of adopting a platform , the can
didates for state offices three su
preme judges and two university re
gents being selected by direct vote
of the democratic electors. The lead
ers were in conference as early as
Monday morning and until an early
hour yesterday they were divided.
Representatives of W. J. Bryan and
Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omaha
labored long to come to an understand
ing and It was not * until an agreement
was reached to eliminate .ill juention
of all Individuals that a common
ground was found on which to stand.
The influence of United States Sen
ator Hitchcock was a factor in all
the preliminary negotiations. His
wish was to unite all factions and he
waseminently successful so far as
the convention's action is concerned.
Harrington Rules Wooster Out.
Chairman M. F. Harrington , who
previous to the gathering had Indicat
ed some opposition to Mr. Bryan ,
sounded the keynote of peace In his
opening speech. However , ho per
mitted Charles Wooster , a delegate
from Merrlck county , to offer a mo
tion when opportunity afforded , that
the convention vote Its preference for
a presidential candidate. In doing so
he stated to the convention that Mr ,
Wooster's motion was not unexpected
and that he would rule it out of or
der because the law provided that the
rank and file of the party should ex
press that preference In open prim
The convention was In an uproar for
a moment but it soon subsided and
Mr. Wooster was permitted to state
that the federal constitution provided
for free speech and that he was ex
ercislng that right with no wish to
embarrass the party organization.
Although a liberal minority had fav
ored action on the presidential can
didacy of Gov. Harmon , the matter
was not brought up on the conven
tion floor. A general nervousness was
evident from the moment the conven
tion was called to order and it was
not relieved until the delegates were
permitted to give voice to their oppo
sition to any action looking to an
endorsement of candidates by practi
cally "howling down" Delegate Woos
Bryan's Name Not There.
The platform Is confined to national
and state issues on which factions
agreed. The name of William J.
Bryan was not mentioned nor is re
ference made to policies he has here
tofore advocated. To reach an agree
ment on those points the document
was revised no less than three times.
Former Gov. Shallenberger was chair
man of the committee with Richard L.
Metcalfo representing Mr. Bryan and
Harvey N. Newbranch of Omaha , an
avowed peacemaker , caring for the
Interests of Senator Hitchcock and
Mayor Dahlman's followers.
Pending the report of the resolution
committee the convention was turned
Into a love feast , and half n dozen
candidates for state offices made brief
1C < addresses ,
e- John C. Byrnes was made chairman
10 of the state committee and other rou
tine matters occupied the convention
while awaiting the report of the coin
3d mlltee which was adopted uimnl
ad Want Fund for McNamara.
Washington , July 20. An appeal foi
ed a $500,000 fund to defend J. J. Me
ot Namara , the labor man , accused ol
sh dynamiting , has been issued by Secretary
on rotary Morrison , of the American Federation
oration of Labor , to the 2,000,000 mem
en ber § of labor unions. He suggests tun it
each member contribute 25 cents.
AN EFFECTIVE SCARECROW
( CopyrlKht. ISO. )
At Last They Have Found a Practical Use for the Discarded Harem Skirt.
CHARGES MADE TO HIS ATTOR
NEY GENERAL , BONAPARTE.
ABOUT THE HARVESTER TRUST
Charges Were Made to Bonaparte
When He Was Attorney General
Under Roosevelt , That Sttel Trust
Rebated $3 Ton to Harvester Trust.
Washington , July 2G. Another doc
ument of sensatlonaljiOrest ) equal to
the steel plate association agreement
recently produced , was laid before the
Stanley steel trust Investigating com
pany today. It was a report by Bur-
dette Townsend to former Attorney
General Bonaparte during the Roosevelt
velt administration on the Internation
al Harvester company , the socalled
The report showed that the United
States Steel corporation allowed re
bates of $3 a ton to the harvester com
pany and Mr. Stanley declared that it j j
indicated that the giant steel corporaj j
tlou and the harvester trust were practically -
tically one. I
The Townsend report added that the
McCormlck Harvester company was
"related by marriage to the great
American family of trusts1 the Stan
dard Oil company. It also referred to
J. Plerpont Morgan as "the trust arch
itect and builder who receives fabu
lous fees for his work. "
Attorney General Wickorsham , sum
moned as a witness this afternoon ,
testified that he had never seen the
Townsend report until today. He
promised that Townsend would testify
later. He did not know why the har
vester case was not pressed In 1908-09.
"I surmised , " he added , "that the
case was held up pending the supreme
court decisions in the tobacco and
Standard Oil cases Involving the same
UNCLE SAM AFTEJI
SHOE MACHINE TRUST
ATTORNEY GENERAL WICKER.
SHAM DIRECTS PROCEEDINGS
Boston. July 26. As the result of
an Investigation of the United Shoe
Machinery company by Special As
sistant Attorney General Gregg , for
the depaitment of justice , Attorney
General Wickf > rsham today directed
United States District Attorney Asa
P. French and Mr. Gregg to present to
the federal grand jury the evidence ob
tained. A special session of the juiy
has been called for August 1.
NO REVISION THIS SESSION.
Taft Hears That No Wool Revision
Will Be Successful Now ,
Washington , July 26. Information
came to President Taft today from re
publican senate leaders that he need
have no anxiety over the possibility
of action at this session of congress
on a bill revising the wool schedule of
the present tariff.
Senators Smoot of Utah and Crane !
of Massachusetts , who talked with L
the president today , predicted the adjournment -
journment of congress August 10 , with i
nil bills proposing revision of the wool I
tariff defeated. Rumors at the cap
ital , however , are that an attempt
would bo made by Insurgent senators
to tack an amendment revising the
wool schedule on the farmers' free
list bill. Wool is voted on In the sen
ate tomorrow ; the farmers' free list
comes up August 1.
DES MOINES MAYOR
TO SELL VEGETABLES
WILL MINGLE SPEECH WITH
SALESMANSHIP , AGAINST
Des Moines , July 26. Mayor James
R. Hnnim will mingle speechmaking
on the iniquities of the socalled "gro
cery combine , " with the buying and
selling of vegetables and other farm
products on the city hall lawn tomor
row , according to an announcement
today. While the hucksters.are dis
posing of their wares the mayor will
explain plans for a permanent market
house as the most effective means of
solving the high cost of living prob
THREE DIE IN
A DAKOTA FIRE
BLAZE ON A RANCH NEAR TOWN
OF PROVO RESULTS IN DEATH
Hot Springs , S. D. , July 2G. Fire
on the ranch of Fay Ferrln , near
Provo , destroyed the Ferrln home , and
the three Ferrin children were burned
to death. The family lived In Hot
Springs until recently. The coroner
has been summoned to the scene.
LEAVE DRY LAND
RELIEF IS GIVEN BY WARREN
BILL TO HOMESTEADERS.
IN WYOMING , NEBRASKA , DAKOTA
Senate Passes Bill Permitting Home
steaders to Leave Drouth Stricken
Lands Until April 15 , 1912 , Without
Loss of Rights.
Washington , July 20. The senate
today passed the Warren bill allowing
homestead claimants in drouth-strick
en districts of Wyoming , the Dakotas
and Nebraska to leave their lands un
til April 15 , 1912 , without loss of any
of their rights.
TAFT HAS SIGNED
AT 3:10 : P. M. WEDNESDAY , PRESI
DENT ATTACHED HIS
Washington , July 26. President Taft
signed the Canadian reciprocity bill
at 3:10 : p. in.
Elkhorn Valley's Most Famous
Race Horse Is Dead at Neligh
SHAlili ON AND HIS OUNIH , JOHN S. KAY.
I Neli .1 , . Xc' . .Tulj ir. Sp. cial to !
t The Xe\\fe Pi.i.dtG.i. . the greatest
! paring hoK-e K'l-'d in Nebraska.as
I first taken sicit In the early part of
j August , lyin , but soon apparently had
! entirely lecovered from his ailment ,
. but near Thanksgiving time he began
I slowly failing again and the end came
at SioO Sunday evening.
j Shade On was a pacer and was foal-
I ed June 22. 1S94 , the property of J. N.
i Kay of Ewing , Neb. Soon after he
was foaled he broke his left front log
just below the knee. The leg was set
I and he made a good recovery from the
injury SOUH time before ho was a year
old. He was broken to harness as a
yearling and his training for p. race
horse started at that time , as he had
a lot of natural speed to start with.
| Ho was raced each year as a 2 , 3 , 4
, and 5-year-old , winning the greater
' , percent of his races , among them the
Chamber of Commerce stake nt Do-
J trolt , and the Wilson stake at Lexlng-
ton , Ky. , which are the two most 1m-
portant stakes that the slow class
pacers race for. The purses that ho
\\ini range I from $3 onij to $10,000.
Shade On vuis owned at Ewing until
1904. when le was brought to this city
by John S. Kay , who purrha ° ed him
irom J. N. Kay , in 1906. Since that
time he has been In Nollgh at the Hlv
erside Park stables until 1909 , when
he was movi d to DeKayxlllo Place
adjoining the park. Shade On was n
great race horse in every sense of the
word. He possessed almost human In
telllgence In regard to everythlnt
about racing , and knew as well wher
to try to make the final effort to brim
about the defeat of his opponent ai
did the driver. Many of the races woi
by him were hotly contested and hli
opponents wore the best horses o
Ho made his mark of 2OS',4 : at In
dlannpolis July § , 1903. lie has prov
en to bo a great sire of speed am
good headed race horses , and his los
is keenly felt by the owner and al
his friends. His reputation ns a rnci
horse became so great that it prac
tically put the Elkhorn valley on th
t map of every race horseman's mint
, where he was known at all.
WITNESSES AND ATTORNEYS IN
BATTLE OF WORDS.
TRIBUNE MAN ON THE STAND
Confession of State Senator White Is
Discussed Newspaper Editor Says
Running Lorlmcr Bribery ami Bank
Story Together la Accident.
Washington , July jt ! > . Clash after
clash between wltnesbos and attor
neys occurred again today at the sun-
ate Lorlmor committee hearing during
the cross-examination of James ICe-o-
ley , general manager and editor of the
Chicago Tribune , by Senator Lori-
The pioccedlngs largely centered
around the publication of the socalled
confession of state Representative
White of the Illinois legislature.
Just before the committee recessed
Mr. llanecy asked If the Tribune engaged -
gaged Alfred Austrian for Its counsel
in the Whltc-Lorimor matter , bccnuso
of any close relation of Austrian' *
firm to the state's attorney olllco In
Chicago from Which many Indictments
In the matter had emanated.
Mr. Koeloy responded that Mr. Aus
trian was employed by the Tribune as
Its counsel long before the White con
fession or the Lorlmcr election ever
How Gov. Altgold pardoned former
Cashier Louis A. Illllyor of the Chi-
cngo Tribune , convicted of embezzle
ment , and the claim that the knowl
edge of the undervaluation of the
Tribune's property for assessment pur
poses might have boon a factor in the
young man's fall , figured at the out
set of the hearing today.
Attorney Ilanccey for Lorlmer con
tinued the cross-examination of James
Kceley , general manager of the Trib
The Tribune's printing of an artlclp
about the opening of "Lorlmer's bank"
at the end of the Whlto confession
story was taken up. Mr. Kocley In
sisted that the Juxtaposition of the
Lorlmer bank item and the White
tory was accidental ; that the former
'as picked from another newspaper
copy" In the "make-up" room In or-
er to "lit the hole in the page" anj
iot because of the subject matter.
AT NEW YORK
OFFICIALS AT QUARANTINE TO
DAY ENGAGED EXAMINING
New York , July 26. Ofllclala at the
quarantine station \vcro actively en-
; aged this morning in maklm ? bar-ten-
logical tests of cultures taken in the
sases of nine passengers of the steam-
sr Oceanlca. who were taken ill during
he voyage from Italy. The Oceanica ,
vhlch arrived yesterday , had on board
" 39 passengers. Three of tha ntna
mtlents are suspected of cholera. A
nember of the crew of the San Giur-
; lo , which came In yesterday with ib ,
mssongers l-jt with one stowaway on
joard , has developed an Ulucss re-
The local health department has
low two cholera suspects at Bellcvuo
lospltal and complete examinations
vlll be made today. Edgnr Herrmann ,
he orderly who attended Manuel Ber-
nudes , the Spanish pallor now suffer-
ng with cholera nt Swinburne Island ,
s bomewluit better. The first exam-
nation of a blood culture Ja his case
ihowed evidence of choleni bacteria.
The second test is being completed.
The second suspect at nollevuc to
-mils Mach , a laborer who was
irought to the hospital late last night
as a cose of gastro-enterltls.
Quarantine olllcinls are not Inclined
o believe tl at the suspicious case of
sickness on board the British st am-
shlp Kirby Bank which uulvud uL
'lerth Amboy , N. J. , is that of cholera.
The steamers detained at Quaran
tine are the Principe Di Piemonto ,
San Giorgio , Citta Di Mesina and
Oceanica. The passengers of the
Principe Di Monte probably will bo
eleased this afternoon with the re-
inulnlng steerage passengers of the
steamer Moltko , who have been de-
ained at Hoffman Island were pre
pared to land nt Ellis Island.
UNDER HIS MACHINE ,
AUTO OWNER KILLED
MAKING REPAIRS , HIS CAR IS
CRASHED INTO BY
Now York , July 26. Charles Hlrsh ,
a manufacturer of Brooklyn , was In
stantly killed and John Wotka , a ,
chauffeur , was fatally injured In an
unusual automobile accident early to
day on Pelham parkway. Hlrsh had
crawled beneath his car to make re
pairs when a second automobile crash
ed Into It , wrecking both machines and
crushing Hlrsh so badly that ho died
In a few minutes.
The chauffeur of the second automo
bile , John Wotkn , had been blinded
by the glare of a third automobile and ,
swerving out , struck the Illrsh ma
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