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The Omaha ..Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-KO. 52.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1906-TEN PAGES..
SINGLE COPY, THREE CENTS.
BROWN HEADS C. A. R.
Ohio Mm ii Elected OoinmandtT-ln-Chief
by Minneapolit Encampment
ALL OPPOSITION IS WITHDRAWN
OtSor Candidate Retire and Ohoioe is Hade
W. H. JOHNSON IS SURGEON GENERAL
JUbruka Ku U riaoed at Head of the
REPORTS OF OFFICERS ARE RECEIVED
Loss of Membership hy Death Last
Year U Lea Than Foir Per Cent
A area ay Commander-in-Chief
R. B. BROWN. Zanesvllle. O.
Senior Vice Commander
WM, H. ARMSTRONG. Indianapolis
Junior Vice .Commander
: E. i. KENTON. Detroit
....ARCHBISHOP IRELAND, St, Paul
....r....W. H. JOHNSON. Lincoln, Neb.
MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. L-The above of
ficers were elected today at the annual
meeting of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic. All other officer are stait appoint
ments and will be announced later by the
The strongest opponents of Mr. Brown
(or tb honor of being coramander-ln-chlef
were C. Q. Burton of Missouri and Captain
P. H. ' Coney of Kansas. Both withdrew
when it was seen that the election of Mr.
Brown was a certainty.
Several candidates were nominated for
senior and Junior vice commanders, but
later all withdrew in favor of Armstrong
and Fcnton, and both were chosen unani
., Archbishop Ireland had no rivals for the
position of chaplaln-ln-chtef.
After the election the place of holding
the next encampment was taken up, but
an adjournment was taken before a vote
Was reached. The voting will be resumed
Wire Monument to Come t'p.
It is expected that the debate on the
Wlra monument proposition will also come
up tomorrow. Despite the fact that Com
mander-in-Chlef "Tanner strongly ' urged
that a protest be made against the erec-
Uon of the monument, there is a pronounced
feeling that the matter Is not one of which
the Grand Army should take official notice.
. The new commander-in-chief of the Grand
irmv. R H. Rrown. was born In 1846 and
las always lived In Ohio. He enlisted In
the Fifteenth Ohio Infantry at the age of
If and served In the Fourteenth army corps
in the Army of the 'Cumberland until he
was mustered out (n 1864. He then re
enlisted and served until the end of the
. war.. He was a. private for three years and
than ' became' a non-commissioned- officer.
H ha.LTg . been., artlva . tae- 'work. oX
A he Q rami Army- Mr. Brown is bow editor
. of the ZaiMsvllla Courier. .
'V ' Adjataat General! Report.
'. The total membership of the Grand Army
4s declared In the report of Adjutant Gen
eral Tweed) to be 236,823, an Increase of
. 1,386 during the last six months. The loas
by death for the year ended December 81
IP, were e.MS, or 6-30 per cent of the total
'membership. In the preceding year the
losses byi death reaches exactly the same
-percentage. . I . .
. The suggestion Is made that the organ
isation be Incorporated with a provision
- requiring the annual reports of the or
ganisation to be submitted by congress.
' The receipts from the per capita tax im
posed en member are declared to be In
sufficient tor the proper conduct of the
affair of the Grand Army. The sugges
tion 1 made 'that the tax be increased
Will Increase the revenue of the organisa
tion about t,tfl yearly. The adjutant gen
eral also suggested that certain thing
how Issued gratuitously to member of the
Grand Army be . sent out at ' a slight
Charge, Increasing the receipts In this
manner also. The item for which the
charge was suggested are: Commission for
appointive officers, and to individuals for
copies of the Journals of the national en
oampment. A charge 'of (6 cent a copy
. would. , It Is declared, pay half the ex
pens of publishing the Journal.
The report of Inspector General M. J.
ru naming was largely mad up of atate-
:'cnt from the assistant Inspector's gen
- " throughout the country., all of whom
d. . ted the various soldier' homes In
their respective atate to be In flourishing
condition. Some complaint was made that
many of the assistant inspector could not
be Induced to make report at all.
Jadge Advooavte' Report.
Judge Advocate General C. A. Clark sub
mitted a- ynovla of the decision pre
pared by him during the year. These are
. U brtaf:
A cltlaen who was Impressed Into the
confederate army deserted, joined the
anion force arid received an honorable
dlsobarg from the War department. 1 not
eligible for roombershlp in the Grand Army
because 'he ha at one time borne arm
against th United States. Members who
have been dropped for nonpayment of dues
my -be admitted to . their old post on
a, payment of not to exceed one year' due.
- . or to another post on the payment of the
usual muster-in fee. 1 '
Member of .the Pensylvanla militia who
served during th emergency of the Get
tyiburg campaign are eligible for mem
bership In the Grand Army of the Re
A man who was honorably , discharged
after his first enlistment, and dishonorably
discharged after . a re-enllstment , Is not
eligible for membership.
Th election of post commander who
procured the resignation cf a duly elected
post eommander by threatening to Impeach
him becauae of act wholly outside the
Grand Army of the Republic Is Invalid
.V Wars, of to, eerier saaate.
According to the report of Quartermaster
General Frank Battles, the amount of cash
received from the retiring querteranaster
general was 19,663; th total receipts during
the year have been 110. K9, making the re
ceipt for th year fax 471. The total ax
penditure have been 111,115. leaving a bal
ance la the treeaary of U.367.
T!e apparent shrinkage la the amount
af available cash on hand Is accounted for
by the fact that no call wu mad during
the last year for the southern memorial
(funds, tb transfer from the quartermas
ter of a Special fund amounting to 12.700,
sd lb eerly date of the present encamp-.'
ment, which necessitated the closing of the
booh before any of the per capita tax
pSeaMaued oa Third Page.)
KING STARTS FOR MARIEN8AD
lalt af British Baler ta Frlederlehof
End with Evidence of
CRO N 8 B ORG, Aug. 1.-Klng Edward left
Frledrichshof this morning. Emperor Wil
liam, Princess and Princess Frederick
Charles of Hesse-Nassau and the Crown
Princess Sophia of Ureses accompanied blm
to the Cronberg railroad station.
The leave-taking of the sovereigns was
particularly cordial, both kissing each other
on the cheeks. The emperor accompanied
the king to his compartment, where they
engaged In conversation until the train
began to move. King Edward proceeded to
Martenbad, accompanied by Sir Frank Las
celles, the British ambassador to Germany,
and the emperor returned to Frledrichshof.
As the train pulled out of the station
the monarchs called out "au revoir. It is
learned today that their majesties were in
conference untllmldnlght and that Herr
von Tacr.frsky, the German secretary for
foreign affairs, and Sir Charles Hardinge
The official further explained that the
recent macks on Greeks in Bulgaria were
reprlf 'tor attacks upon Sulgarlan by
Orel ''".'n Macedonia and that until
order "red these di Borders would
continue '''fcout tho Balkans. '
DRAGO 1.' p$E A STICKER
,'7e .Unable to
- Under D.
'V nb)eet Kow
RIO JANEIRO, Aug. 16. General discord
prevail among the member of the com
mittee of the Panamerlcan conference hav-
ng the Drago doctrine resolution under
consideration. Central America, Uruguay
and Colombia desire the elimination of the
whole subject from the program, and
Braxll, ' the United States and Mexico de
sire Its recommendation to The Hsgue
tribunal without comment. Argentina Is
The commerce committee' partial re
port wa adopted today. It recommend
that an expert work out a plan for unifying
the customs and shipping laws of
Holy Synod Controls Divorces.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 16. The holy
synod has declined to yield to the request
pf the minister of Justice to allow divorce
cases to be adjudicated by the civil courts.
except in cases of adultery. The minister
Of Justice, Ur. Chtcheglovltoff, himself Is
the defendant In a suit.
Jipta Not Ana-ry.
TOKIO, Aug. 16. It la confidently as
serted here that the Aleutian Islands In
cident . Involving the killing and capture
of a number of ,' Japanese seal poachers
will be amicably'aettled without the alight
Amnesty for Turkish Prisoner.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 16. Th
sultan has ordered the release of all the
prisoner In. the empire who have com
pleted two-thirds of their sentence as
a mark of gratification - for the recovery
of hi health. ,
Mat. Rojestveaslcy 111.
-ST." PBTE'RSBU HO. Aug. W. The wife
of Vic Admiral Rojestvensky' fa seriously
FIELD ' WORK AT FORT RILEY
Arkansas Troops Do a Twelve-Mile
Hike Over Roach Ground and
FORT RILET. Kan., Aug. 16. The reg
ular cavalry and Infantry today worked
In squadrona and In battalions In the prob
lem of dispositions for the . security snd
information of troops on the march. The
Fourth battalion of field artillery, under
the emmand of Major Ell D. Hoyle, car
ried the artillery end of the work In firing
for target practice. The Arkansas regl
ment commenced its maneuver at I o'clock
this morning, when It marched from
ramp twelve miles over hills and through
valleys on a section of the reservation
which is notably uneven and rough. In
their march out the Arkansas regiment
eaptured a regular officer and a detach
ment of his troops. The Arkansas soldiers
carried, In addition to their arms, fifty
round of blank ammunition; haversack
with ration for one meal; shelter, tents
and canteen filled with water. . At noon
the nsglment pitched the shelter tents and
each man cooked and prepared hla, own
dinner. The return march wa made with
th enemy driving them back with the
Arkansan doing, rear and ,.ank . guard
duty. Th temperature today wa above
100 degree and . many 'of th Arkansan
were overcome br .the heat and forced to
drop out of the line. One man wa taken
back to camp in an ambulance, but none
of the sufferers is In a serious condition
WHERE TALK IS NOT CHEAP
Omaha Man Has an ' Embarrassing
Experience In Phlla
PHILADELPHIA,' Aug. 16.-(8peclal Tel
grain.) "That little fifteen minute' talk
was worth a million dollar." remarked an
worth a million dollars, " remarked an
Omaha man a he left the telephone booth
In the Bellevue-Stratfocd thl evening
after having called up hi fiancee In th
western city over the long dlatance
"What th chargeaT"
"Eighteen dollar and seventy-five
cents," replied the hello girl.
VanSant began to search his clothing for
money, and,- discovering the total capltat
was Insufficient to meet the cost of the
conversation, he suggested a messenger
be sent- to hi hotel for I the necessary
um. Thl was done, while the hsllo girl
held VanSant practically a prisoner In the
telephone booth. It took the messenger
two hours and a half to return with
the reinforcement of greenback.
RAPID TRANSIT . MEN HELD
Omrlala of Hew York Concern Will
e Tried In Polie
NEW YORK. Aug. la-John F. Colder
wood, vice president; Dow 8. Smith, gen
eral traff.o manager, and William New
berry, superintendent, of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit company, were arraigned
in a police -court . In Brooklyn today,
charged with Inciting to riot. They pleaded
not guilty and were held for a hearing
tomorrow In II. On bail each, which was
The cases grew out of the disorder re
sulting from the attempts of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit company to collect a double
fare to Coney Island after conflicting
court decisions as to whether the company
I entitled to mora than cent.
ANM BOOM IS LAUNCHED
BoidenU of "Uncle Joe'i" District tame
Him for President
SPEAKER TALKS TO HIS 'CONSTITUENTS
For Eighteenth Time He Accepts
Nomination to Conares aad -Tells
Way He Favors Re
DANVILLE, I1L. Aug. 16.-8peaker Joaenh
O. Cannon was given a splendid welcome
nere today upon the occasion of his appear
ance before the Eighteenth republican con
gresslonal district convention. Mr. Cannon
after the applause had quieted enough for
mm to speak began his address, which was
Mr. Chairman .a n.-..
?tlon:..1 lhan A0" for thl txpree
sion ofconfldem-e and I congratulate you
ProP''ti conditio!! oi the country
. H?.r r'Pu0"ran administration. The re
publican party has followed the teachings
"i"" OI lne wl8e ervant. who le
turned to hi master the talent tniruatnl
to nis care multiplied tenfold, clothed with
responsibility lor the rl,i,lr.luir.,.- t IK.
government of 80,uoo,0uu people, we have
"ought to make a return that will benefit
tnoee who entrusted the talent to our care,
we have eucceedea In making two blades
of grass grow luxuriantly under repub
lic?" "dmln'8,''rJon where one grew feebly
v uimor iiib umnocratic aaministra-
Under the adml
Unit law there has been a imtrr rinvsi.
opment In ail forms of ;,-.djstry than has
ever been reached under any other revenue
- .iiiv, me government was uiganised.
Ihe schedules of that law are not sacred,
but the principle there embodied Is funda
mental, since the enactment of the rtrst
revenue law under Washington down to
the present time the periods of prosperity
have been under protection and the periods
of adversity have been under the policy
or free trade or tariff for revenue only.
This remarkable prosperity under the
pinuley law litis not been tor one clees,
but for all the people. It has touched the
artisan, the farmer, the manufacturer nd
wio common lanorer of the country. All
have lelt its beneficent influence, and I
measure my wora when I say that the
Production Of aJI kind nf hmlnui ilr.
prise has doubled since that niemorablo
year ot 18S6, when the country, in its dls.
tress, turned in wmium vixif iniov n,
champion of protection, as the advance
agent of prosperity. The capital employed
uui inuuairiea nas aouoiea, tne total
Wages Dald for lalmr hv mnr th,in
doubled in these ten years, the farmers
have lifted their mortgagee and are en
joying the embarrassments of a surplus
In the savings banks, and laborers have
ceasea to nunt ror Jobs and have become
the hunted by the jobs; in spite of iarga
immigration from other lands there Is
more work than workers in this country
luuujr. apuai is cneaper man ever De
fore and money can be had at less inter
est than anywhere else in the world.
The sun of prosperity is shining on every
fart of our immense stretch of territory,
rom the AtlenUd to the Pacific and from
the great lakea to the rulf and the Rio
Granoe. AY a are at peace with all the
world and our Influence for peace, whether
it be between two great powers in the
orient or among the small republics on the
American continent, is felt throughout the
The record of the servant I hi best
nd only certificate for continued emtloy-
ment, and the republican party, a a
servant of the people, stands today In this
campaign squarely on Its record.
The census shows that In the five
years from 1U00 to 190S the increase In the
number of wage earners was 16 per cent
over th number in 1HO0, and the total
wages paid 30 per cent greater; In other
words, the Increase In the total waaea
paid was almost twice the ratio of the
increase 1n ermtiovment. Tn inliiit
lucre coum oe no more complete answer
10 me compiamt tnat wages nave not ad
vanced since 1800. '
But the' most significant figures in the
new census are thoae which show where
the greatest increase in Industrial plants.
capital employment, - wages and output
iook pisce. it was tn the central, western
snd southern states, which a few years
ago were deaignated simply as agricultural
sections of the country. Of the J,&u).Ou),0uO
oi new capital put into industrial plants
In these five years more than one-haif of
It waa In the central, western and south
ern states. New England Increased its In
dustrial capital only K'64.0W,OH0. The mid
dle Atlantic states Sl,34,uuO,UU0 and the
southern states fc,J,t.iiO,u0u, the central
states tl. 114,000,000 and the far western
slates $271,OUO,Ouu. The percentages of In
crease were: New iOngland, 24 per cent;
middle Atlantic states, 2l.t per cent; south
ern, 72 per cent; central, 43 per cent, una
western, 73 per cent. While the increase
in tha old manufacturing centers of the
east waa normal and healthy, the Increase
In the central, western and southern states
was In trie nature or a great boom In the
Industrial, development. The comparative
Increase in labor and wages also weru
much greater in the west and south than
In the old manufacturing centers of the
east. The increase in wage earners in New
England In the live yeara waa little more
than 10 per cent and the total of wages
paid 19.4 per cent. In the middle Atlantic
states the Increases were: Wager earners,
16 - per cent; total wages,' 26.1 per cent.
Southern states: Wage earners, Z2 per
cent; total wages, 49 4 per cent. Central
states: Wage earners, 15 7 per cent;
wages, 81' per cent. Western states: Wage
earners, 29 per cent; ' wages, b per cent.
Our farm trade has been along the same
double track lines', our imports Increasing
from $780,000,000 in 18K6 to (1,227,0(10,000 In
lax and nur exnorta from thS3.0llu.OO0 in
ltttti to $1,744,000,000 In l&o. The total vol
ume of our foreign trade In 1896 amounted
to $1,662,000,000 and In 1906 to $2,970,000,000.
Add to that our trade with Porto Rico,
Hawaii and the Philippine Islands, which
amounted to $76,000,000, and ws have In the
laat year a grand total of !3,O46,00u.00O as
the amount of business none between the
people of the United States and the rest of
the world. Thla Is greater than the for
eign commerce of any other nation. Great
BntaUn alone excepted, and that because
that nation imports its food products, its
Imports being almost double Its exports,
while our exports exceed our Imports by
Under the policy of protection the United
Slate produce one-third of the manufac
tured aba agricultural products of the civ
ilised world. Our labor receives double
the compensation that labor receives In
Great Britain and three times the com
pensation paid to labor on the continent of
Europe. Ninety-three per cent of this
product is, consumed by our own people,
and the comparatively small surplus that
goes abroad mskes us the greatest export
ing nation on the earth. In the rapid de
velopment of the country we not only live
better than any other people, but from
the savings ot production we have become
the "wealthiest nation on earth.
While tins un precede nted prosperity has
come in leas than a dt-cade of republican
administration, and the Dingley tariff law
has deiiionMtrated that it Is a revenue pro
ducer both for the people and the govern
ment, we occasionally hear the old wall
thai the tariff Is the mother of. trusts
and the shelter of monopoly. The tariff
revisionist are, however, answering their
The Dingley bill wa subxtanttalty the
first legislation under the administration
cf William McKinley. It was enacted at
a time when the revenues of the gnvern
ment were short; when sll our people, on
farm, in mine, and In factory, were unable
to realise reasonable prints upon their
respective products, snd when consumption
was at a minimum for the want of steady
employment by our people at fair wages.
In its operattona that law 'has spread
more evenly and Justly over all production
In 'he United Slatea than any tariff law
previously enacted. Under Its workings
there came hope, confidence, employment,
profitable production and universal pros
perity, wlilcb has grown and Increased
from year to year up to the present llmu.
Under It the people worked out their own
It did not and does not please the deinu
crstic party. That party denounced the
Policy of protection aa robbery and de
clares for a tariff for revenue only. This r
has been th position of the democratic
parly fur many years; It is its position
today and the position of all Its leitdwa.
Including William J. Brysn snd John Sharp
Williams, the leader of the minority In
th house of representatives, who time
and again during the late eaalon of
congress proclaimed the policy of his party
to be. If clothed with rwer, not to de
stroy protection absolutely at - ons fell
noop. over night, as he expressed It. but
to Journey tovtard a tariff for reverua
rnly. lie would not kill the patient out-
Continued on second Page.)
DEPOSITORS GETTING CASH
Receiver Fetaer send Dividend of
Twenty Per Cent to Bnnk
CHICAGO,, Aug. 16. -John C. FeUer. re
ceiver for the Milwaukee . Avenue State
bank, announced today that the actual
work of paying the depositor 30 per cent
of their account had begun. The de
positors have been- mailed statement of
their account with an affidavit. They
were requested to return the affidavit at
testing to the correctness of the amount.
A voucher will then be given to each de
positor for 20 per cent of the amount due.
Receiver Fetxer; In discussing the dupli
cate receivership and the probable request
of Attorney General Stead for a third, de
clared that he would continue to perform
hi dutlea a receiver until the court that
appointed him relieved him of the trust.
Suit for $60,000 damage ha been filed In
the superior couYt against the Milwaukee
Avenue State bank by the Polish. National
alliance. The suit to for recovery of the
amount of the deposit to the credit of the
order In the bank. This action waa taken
to conserve the right of th alliance In
the adjustment of the affair of the de
Judge Bethea In the United State dis
trict court . today appointed Charle G.
Dawes, president of the Central Trust com
pany, receiver of the Milwaukee Avenue
Co-operative store, the tnajority of the
stock of which I owned by President Stens
land of the Milwaukee Avenue State bank.
The bond of the receiver was fixed at $180,-
The Milwaukee Avenue Co-Operative store
owes the Milwaukee Avenue Btate bank
After disposing of th co-operative atore
matter Judge Bethea appointed a receiver'
for the Stee,! Ball company, in which Presi
dent Stensland Is a large stockholder. The
Steel Ball company owes the Milwaukee
Avenue State bank $253,000.
Other creditor have -claim aggregating
$8,000. The assets of the Steel Ball com
pany. It is said, do not exceed $60,000.
The Garfield Park bank, a small Insti
tution on West Madison street, wa placed
In the hand of a receiver late this after
noon by Judge Bethea In the United State
district court. Three creditor filed the
petition and also asked that" Ellis E.
Drake, president of the bank, be declared
insolvent. The collapse of the Milwau
kee Avenue State bank la said to hsve
caused the clcslng of the smaller Institu
tion. No statement of asseta or liabili
ties was presented In court.
ANDREWS STARTS FOR HOME
Goes Direct to Lincoln to Remain
Until After ' Republican
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.-MGpec!al Tele
gram.) W. E. Andrews, auditor for the
tate department, left for Nebraska to
day. He will go directly to Lincoln, wher
he will remain until after the republican
state convention, over which he will pre
side a temporary chairman. '
Granvil e M. Harris has been appointed
postmaster at' Kramer, Lancaster county,
Nebraska, eicw-Josepffc. filelsr,- resigned.
Rural carrier appointed; Nebraska-
Eustace, route 1 and 2, John L. Mueck,
carrier; Julia Mueck, ubtltute. . Osceola
route S, Holll L. Dolan, carrier; Earl L.
Baum, substitute. South Dakota -Hasel,
route 1, Robert M. Ackman, carrier; Ray
mond Ackman, substitute. Volln, rout t.
Cllnt6n R. Blair, carrier; Oscar Olson, sub
The German National bank of Cotumbua,
Neb., has been authorised to begin busi
ness with $50,000 capital. G. W. Phillips.
president; Theodore Frledhof, vice presl
dent, and B. H. Sohroeder, cashier.
Complete rural free ' delivery service h(
been ordered established in Sioux county,
Iowa, effective October 16, making the
total number of route In the county
A report received at the office of the
reclamation service, from the supervising
engineer of the North Platte Irrigation
project In Wyoming and Nebraska states
the pathfinder dam site ha been prae
tlcally uncovered and shows an excellent
foundation. Very little excavation I now
required to prepare the bedrock for mas
onry. The erection of this dsm will ex
cite Interest all over th country. It will
be one of the largest In the world, 210
feet high, 160 feet long on the-- top, and
costing $1,000,000. The storage capacity of
the reservoir Is 43.560 million cublo feet.
Water In excess of sll demand has been
flowing In Ihe first five mile of the great
Interstate canal, work being pushed on
land surveys, under laterals snd on classl
flcatlon and sub-divlston of land. Small
parties are engaged on maintenance work.
PRINTERS AT RECEPTIONS
Barbecue and Dane Provided for
Pleasnr of Delegates at
' Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 1.
When the fourth, day's session of th
International Typographical union waa
called to order today It wa the unanl
mous opinion of th delegate that Hot
Spring. Ark., would be selected as th
place for holding the convention of 1907,
Indianapolis ' was the only other city
figuring in the race. Only one business
meeting was held today.
A reception with addresses by Former
Governor Alva Adam and union officer
wa followed by a typical western
barbae ue In the afternoon. A reception
and dance will be held tonight.
Hot Springs, Ark., get th next conven
tion of th International Typographical
The proposition to Increase the salary
of the president and the secretary-treasurer
of the organisation from $l,9uo to $2,400 per
year wa adopted.
HEAT PROSTRATIONS IN IOWA
One Man Overcome by th High Tem
perature la Dei Moines and
Three In Blonx tlty.
DE8 MOINES, Aug. 16.-(8peclal.)-Ed
ward Cotrlll. an aged Dallas county farmer,
visiting in De Moines, was today overcome
by the heat while walking on West Walnut
street and wa taken to the Methpdlst hos
pital. He will probably recover. Today wa
on of th hottest days of tha year for Des
Moines. The mercury stood at 92 at 1:10
by the government thermometer, which Is
far above the street on top of the poetofflce
building. The day was one of suffering for
humanity because of the moisture In the at
SIOUX CITY. la, Aug. 1.-Thia wa the
hottest day recorded bent since August 10
of laat year, tha temperature at the mix
Imum at 4 o'clock thl afternoon registering
96 degree. There were three prostration.
PLATFORM FOR REPUBLICANS
Draft ii Completed by Committee and
Beady for State Convention.
AVORS NOMINATION ON SENATORSHIP
Endorses National and State Adminis
trations and Is Willing to Bn
mit Record of Party to
The committee appointed by the Btate
committee to prepare a platform to be sub
mitted to the republican tate convention
completed It labor Thursday afternoon at
o'clock at the Millard hotel. The com
mittee began Its session at the Millard
note lWednesday night.
Of th seven member of th committee.
six were present, E. B. Perry of Cam
bridge being the absentee. The other mem
ber are L. D. Richards of Fremont, chair
ma t; R. B. Windham of Flattsmouth, W.
D. Haller of Blair, C. E. Burnham of
Norfolk, C. B. Anderson of Crete and W.
. Wilcox of North Platte.
Several draft .of resolutions were pre
sented by different member of the com
mittee, together with a number of ep
After considerable discussion and an
Interchange of ideas among the members
these drafts were submitted to 1 a sub
committee to be condensed end put Into
form for adoption by the committee.
Platform la Foil.
The following proposed platform I ub-
mltted and recommended in accord with
the foregoing resolution:
We. the remihlicnn riplpautoa nf
braska. in convention aimnmhlpd. conwmtu-
late the country upon the splendid achieve
ments of our party durlna its liftv veara
of history under the leadership of our illus
trious statesmen, rrom the immortal Lliy
coin to the Invincible Roosevelt. We de
clare anew our adherence to the principles
enunciated In the republican national
platform. We also reaffirm all the doc-
rlnes and declarations of our last atate
Wo especially commend the lnsnlrlnc
character and undaunted leadership of The
odore koo seven. 11 is wun exceeding
pride that we contemplate the conndenco
reposed In him by the people of our own
country and the- admiration he commands
rom the whole world. Nebraska rejoices
In the fact that the president haa received
the united support of our entire delegation
in both houses of congress for the many
beneficial measures he ha recommended In
direct line of Interest and advantage to
the people, which they have assisted In
framing Into wholesome laws. Among the
most noteworthy are:
The railroad rate bill.
The Panama canal bill.
The lock level canal system.
The pure food bill.
The Irrigation bill.
The employer' liability bill.
Th meat Inspection bill.
The denaturlzed alcohol bill.
The Oklahoma statehood bllL
The naturalisation bill.
Katlon at Praco with World.
Ul WIO CSIIU 1 111 MCIIOIIVIIl ... aumi-
alleled season ot genuine prosperity. Never
bet ore in our nlaiory as a nauon has our
credit been better than it Is today. Money
Is nlnn.11,,1 . A W. u d K fl , I, U f . pnUr
ana the business people prosperous, owing
IO l HO WIBO, JUU1UUUB abiiu wciui auiimiw-
tratlon of the laws enacted by the repub
lican party during Its control of our na
tional affairs. . ,
We declare our unalterable allegiance to
. , , i - .1 . itnAn- IK.
me lirnicipuj v yivicvwui mi, wo.
benclioent operation- of -which our country
. 1 , 1. .-.,, . XAhllt.
lias- grown win rrcw n ....
yielding nothing from our adherence to
this principle, we believe that changes, in
scnedules should follow changes in condi
tions. The history of the republican party
Ueiiiorit.il .tea thai, such 'evlsion can safely
be trusted only to the party which nonesuy
oeiieves in iiuiwuwu ,
deavors to Justly apply tne principle to
conoitions aa nicy i.i.
We most nenruiy approve vim i
.m w.., w. n , n.llnn .nil In the
Btate In their splendid efforts to Insure
Justice for the people against conspiring
trusts and combination and all forms -pi
graft, that all may have a "square deal.'
The glorious record of the past Is the
party' best pledge for the future.
We endorse and commend the economical
and law-enforcing administration of the
affairs of the state under Governor jonn
H. Mickey. During the last six years 'un
der the republican administration the state
of Nebraaka haa been well governed; all
of lis state Institutions have been ably
and economically managed and are sus
tained at a rate per capita unusually low.
We believe tnat tne union racinc ana
Burllnston railway companies should have
accepted the valuation placed upon their
properly uy inn dihie uvniu ui muii&h.
tion and Assessment and Paid their taxes.
as all perrons snd other corporations have
none, we approve tne action 01 in legai
department of this state in iu efforts to
enforce the provisions of the revenue law
and secure the payment of taxes, and
pledge our constituted authorities our
hearty support In compelling the railroad
to pay their Just share of taxation at th
same time and in the same manner a a
We favor and urge upon the next legis
lature the enactment of a direct primary
law, providing for the nomination of all
state, county and district officers. Includ
ing congressmen and United States sena
tors, by direct vote; ana until sucn law is
enacted, we favor the nomination of
United States senators by stste convention.
and we pledge the republicans elected to
tne legislature to support ior umtea nisies
senator the republican candidate who may
be nominated for that .office by thl con
vention. We favor the amendment of the consti
tution of th United Stste providing for
th election or united mates senators by
direct vote of th people. .
We declare ourselves aa unalterably op
posed to the domination of corporations In
futillc affairs, and urge th enactment by
he next lealalature of an anti-pass law
that will prevent the issuance of any free
pan, free ticxei, tree transportation, or
transportation known aa newspaper or edi
torial mileage, except to bona fide em
ployes of a railroad company and to mem
bers of their Immediate families and care
taker of live stock.
For Constitutional Amendment.
Ws are heartily In favor of and our
party unreservedly pledges its endorsement
of the proposed constitutional amendment
providing for three railway commissioners
to be elected by direct vote of the people,
and urge that the next legislature shall
confer upon such commission power to
prohibit rebates, discriminations and spe
cial rate to privileged corporations, per
sons or localities, ana 10 see 10 11 mat
any and ail abui?s are corrected and
equitable freight add passenger rate ob
tained for the people.
We-demand an Impartial enforcement of
the revviiuu law by county and stats offi
cials, to the end that all property, both
corporate and Individual, ahall be as
sessed at its actual cash value, thereby as
suring a fair and equal assessment and
the raising only of such revenue as Is
needed to meet the current expense of our
tate government under tne moat rigid
We alao approve the passage by the
legislature of a law along the same line
as ha been adopted by congress touching
the liability of employers to their em
ployes, to the end that such employe
may recover for any Injuries suffer Hi
not wunsianaiu tne negligence 01 a lei
We recommend our representatives In
congress to urge the speedy adoption of
such laws and regulations as will permit
the leasing, sale, or other disposition cf
the government lands tn the western
portion of the state, la such manner as
will Lest protect the Interest of Ihe res
ident. The republican party of Nebraska, proud
of Its record .ana achievements, appeals
with confidence to the people of our grut
and growing commonwealth for a con
tinued approval of its policies a bringing
the greatest benefits to th people of our
tat and nation. 1
L. D. RICHARDS, Chairman.
R, B. WINDHAM,
C. E. BURNHAM,
W. D. HA1.I.KR.
C. B. ANDERSON,
W. T. TiuUIOX.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Continued Warm Friday.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday!
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It a. m...... T.l 1 p. m...... PI
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10 a. m 83
11 a. m
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4 p. m
H p. m . . . . 9T
41 p. m M
T p. m t3
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9 p. m ST
LYNCHING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Mob nt Greenwood Listen to Protest
of Governor Heyward aad Then
I Shoot Nearo to Death.
G R EFJN WOOD, S. C. Aug. l.-"Bob"
Davis, the negro who assaulted Miss Jennie
Brooks near here Monday wa lynched here
at 7 o'clock tonight. Governor Heyward
made a strong appeal to ravt th negro
but the mob wa determined and shot th
negro to death.
The negro who wa captured thl after
noon near Ninety Six was positively Identi
fied by Mies Brooks. He waa led to wl.hln
a hundred yards of the Brooks' home and
lynched, a negro woman firing the first
Governor Heyward reached the scene
shortly after the negro had been captured.
A platform wa erected In a fence corner
on the premises of the victim' father and
from it Governor Heyward addressed the
The governor wa cheered but the mob re
moved the prisoner from the view of the
executive In riddled him with bullets.
The militia. In that section of the atat
Is now encamped at Chlckamauga and there
were no nearby troops to be celled upon.
The governor' guard and the Richland vol
unteers ot thl city hnd been ordered to
hold themselves in readiness In tha event
that their services wer needed, but th
mob acted too quickly.
EAGLE'S DISCUSS OFFICERS
Contest for President I Sorrowed
Down to Harry G. Dovls and
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16. The contest for
grand worthy president of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles todsy narrowed to the
present head of the order Henry G. Da
vis and Edward Krause of Wilmington,
Del. ' For grand worthy vice president
Charles D. Coon of Port Townsend, Wssh.,
the present worthy chaplain, and Con
gressman Theodore Bell of California were
- Cities seeking the next convention are
Omaha, Norfolk, Va.; Boston, Oklahoma
City, Peoria and Spokane. The choice
seems to lie between Boston and Norfolk.
Prise were awarded to aeries tn the
parade for appearance and evolutions a
Class'' A, above fifty men In line: She
boygan. Wis., first, $260; Oshkosh, second;
St. Louis, third.
A special prise for the greatest number
in line was awarded to Oshkosh, with 367
KERMIT ROOSEVELT IN HILLS
Boat of the President th Guest of
United States Marshal
DEADWOOD, E. D., Aug. 16. (Special
Telegram.) Among the arrivals from the
east today were Kermlt Roosevelt, son of
President Roosevelt, and hi friend, John
Heard of Washington, D. C. The young
men came direct from Oyster Bay for the
purpose of visiting United States Marshal
Bullock. Mr. Bullock met the two young
men at Whltewood and accompanied them
Tomorrow morning a party consisting 'of
Kermlt Roosevelt, John Heard, Btanley
Bullock, Paul Martin, son of Congressman
Martin, and Marshal Bullock will leave for
Butte county. They have secured a com
plete camping outfit and will travel by
easy stages with th Idea of having a
good time. They expect to remain In the
Black Hills for the next two weeks and
during that time will be under the care
of United States Marshal Bullock.
METHODIST MEETING DATE-
Bishops Wilson. Cranston and Good
sell Will Preside In Iowa
RICHMOND, Ind., Aug. 11 (Special
Telegram.) In an official announcement re
garding th coming Methodlat Episcopal
conference, Nebraska and Iowa are ac
credited with the following dates:
North. Nebraska, at Central City, Bep
tember IX Bishop Wilson presiding; north
west Nebraska, at Ruahvllle, August ii.
Biahop Wilson; northwest Iowa, at Fort
Dodge, , Bepterqber 19, Bishop Cranston;
Iowa, at Grlnnell, September (, Bishop
Ooodsll; Nebraska, at Hasting, Septem
ber 7, Bishop Cranston; West German, at
Claytonia. Neb., September 6, Bishop Wil
son; Western Swedish, at Keene, Neb.,
September 90, Bishop Wilson.
SANTO DOMINGO IN FERMENT
Revolutionary Troablea Expected mt
Amy Time and American ' -
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.-Santo Domingo
1 again in a ferment and according to dis
patches received by th But department
mors revolutionary trouble ar expected
there at any time. Unreal about Mont
Crlstl and other northern porta of tb
island portend further, movement against
th government and Commander Sutherland
of the American fleet which 1 guarding th
Island against revolutionary expedition haa
been warned to be on th outlook for par-
tie which ar expected to cross the Island
from Porto Rico or other neighboring
SECOND GRAND JURY MEETS
Chirac Inaulsltor Will Probe
Action, of Standard Oil During
CHICAGO. Aug. la-The apodal federal
grand jury, which I to continue th in
vestigation of, th charge that th Standard
Oil company received rebate from the
Lake Shore ez Michigan Southern railroad
and other transportation lines, waa Im
The purpose of the second special grand
Jury' Investigation of th case 1 to cover
rebate alleged to bv been received by
the Standard Oil company since March $,
1906, when the eastern division of th north
ern district of Illinois for tb federal Ju
dietary wa crested
FUSION BITTER DOSE
Neither Demoorata Nor PopolirU Batiified
HEAD OF TICKET THE STICKING POINT
All of Fopnliite and llany of Democrat
Still Loyal t Berce.
SETTLEMENT MADE UNDER GAS RULE
Loyalty to Bryan th Cry Which Held
Fepnliita ia Line.
EVEN THAT ALMOST FAILS THE LEADERS
Four Places Conceded to tho Populists
W'hlch .the Democrat Consider
Too Much aad Recipient
For United State Senator W.
Thompson of Grand Island idem.).
For Governor A. C. Bhallenberger
Alma Idem ).
For Lieutenant Governor William
ureen of Creighton (dem.).
tor ttauroad Commissioners A. P. FIU
lmmons of Tecumseh idem.). George
Horst of Polk (pop.), John Davis ot Fill
For Secretary of State Carl R. Goucher
of Wan 00 idem.).
For Treasurer F. C. Babcock of Hast
or Auditor J. B. Canadav of Minden
For Land Commissioner J. V, Wolfe of
For Attorney General Lvsle I. Abbott of
ror Btate superintendent R. H. Watson
of Valentine (dem.).
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 16. (Speclal.)-Fuslon
this year in Nebraska will be fusion In
name only. Th two. parties have come to
the parting of the way and what I left
of the old populist aggregation will shortly
be absorbed In the republican, democratic,
socialist and other parties and will live on
no more forever. Th death knell of the
populist party wa sounded when the clerk
of the democratic stat convention an
nounced the nomination of Bhallenberger
for governor over Berge. The democrat.
flushed with an unlocked for victory, fa
vored Jumping on their prostrate ally and
rendering him useless for ever after. Tho
new completely stunned the pop. They
huddled together In the assembly room .of
the Llndell hotel like sheep without a anep-
herd. They swore and cried Ir. turn. They
knew not where to turn nor what to do.
They only knew the democrat had turned
them down even while they promised to
nominate their Idol. And Indeed George W.
Berge Is their Idol and they worshiped
him, and the tears the gray-bearded re
formers shed last night were genuine tears
of sorrow and disappointment. Even
though offered the rest of the atate ticket
they could not have been pacified. . They
asked for what they deserved and what
had been held out to them their hero for
governor. They cared for nothing els.
They wanted nothing else. They got, nomi
nally, aa auditor, a commissioner pf publle
lax us and buildings and two- railroad com
missioners, men- selected through tho clever .
work of democratic leader and endorsed
by populist who cared little for the life
of their party. . . . . ,
The old line populists left Lincoln this
morning swearing vengeance on their demo
cratic allies. The dyed-ln-tbe-wool democ
racy left Lincoln swearing vengeance on
the populists on the democratic ticket. The
only men at all satisfied arc those friends
of the corporation who brought, ground
thl condition ot affair and they ar not
entirely satisfied. They fear they went
How, It Happened.
How it happened la a simple story and I
merely the history of fusion political con
ventions. The railroad did not want Berg
nominated for governor. Through Gilbert
M. Hitchcock and hi allies they refused
to take him. Hitchcock In order to carry
this point was forced to abandon
for the moment hi Quest of th United
State senatorshlp to prevent a combina
tion of Thompson and Berge, - which was
on th cards, and which would have beeu
winner. By giving out the Impression
that Berge would be the nominee the fallen
Idol wa duped Into giving hi endorsement
to Thompson for senator at the sam time
that Bhallenberger assured Thompson he
would b for htm. Th trade wa for
Thompson to keep hi handa off of th rac
for governor. Thompson pretended to keep
hi hand off th gubernatorial rac6, but
hi friend voted for Bhallenberger.
But Hitchcock waa not th only railroad
plugger who helped to defeat Berge. Ther
wer other. Republican corporation al
lies, who ar working with th "fake re
former," added their mite. They wer in
evidence from Tuesday afternoon until the
final vote wa taken. In fact, everywhere
wa the hand of to railroad manipulator
shown and tb turn waa called In th
democratio convention by W. M. Morning
In hla denunciation of one of th Union
Pacific floor leader for Bhallenberger.
Hltcheock Also Hit Hard.
Ttfe ha bit of a lifetime stuck to Hitch
cock, however. After h .had announced
hi withdrawal from th senatorial rac
he labored for a proposition which would
give him an opportunity to break la again.
Hp fought any nomination for United
Bute senator, and it wa only th per
sonal popularity of Thompson and th
good work done for him by Edgar How
ard and other that th no nomination
gamer wa blocked. , It wa a hard blow
for Berg to loss th governorship, but 11
wa a harder blow for Hitchcock to lose
hi pet senatorial scheme. ' He made th
fight of hi life for It on th floor of th
convention, aided by hi railroad allies,
but Thompson was too much for him. And
when the amok clear sway , "Littl
Giant" wilt hav to explain why - hi
friend voted for Bhallenberger instead of
Berge If he wants to get the populist Vole
for senator, for their confidence In hHn
at this time Is badly shaken.
80 great wa th distrust of Bhallh
berger of the popullM and th 131 demo
crat who voted for Berge that they earn
near forcing Bhallenberger off of th
ticket, but th railroad tie that bound
him were too strong.. Only th strenuous
work of Thompson and a few other kept
the ticket Intact.
Tho two fusion convention' will go down
In history out pf th ordinary. From S
o'clock Wednesday afternoon . until I
o'clock Wednesday morning ths'battle was
on and no man could tell how It would end.
Men In both convention wer entirely
beyond control. No one but Berge eould
get a heading at tha populist meeting and
nls speech, when th pop begged and
cried and plesded for him to take a nom
ination at their hands, was a masterpiece.
McKUItp, Dr. Hall and Metcalfe, two of
whom at least openly advocated the nom
ination of Berge, were roundly hissed and
Jeered by the pop when they brought over
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