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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 314.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1 908 TVV EL VE FAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
Mention of President'! fyoie Causes
Permanent Chairman 1 ' kei
Allies Decide Not to Take Ta( to
NO CHANGE IN REPRESENTATION
Minority lleitnrt on Rales to Of
i'rnF Delegations (rM th
Kuailirrn Hfli la
CHICAGO, June 17. The second day of
the republican national convention has
brought the long-expected Rocs-velt yell,
whirlwind of enthuslssm which raged
within the vast amphitheater i.t the CjII
scum fir fully f jrty five mlnulcs today and
for h time presented to the timid th)
fimtt of a Roosevelt stampe U: Thli
demonstration wss decidedly the feature
of a day othetalar nalahle fjr a s lirlng
speech from the jcrtnanent chairman of
the convention, S'tnior Hrnry Cabot Lidge
of MHiiii-lmftt,' for m:ic!i piaetlcal r-oedi-r
l'i plac'ng tha convent In on a
smooth running, bssl id lor the finel
defeat uf t li plan to reduce the represent
ation of scuthcrn nates at f jture national
Protb!y the meat Important act of the
ila Hnl the one l a' In? g estcst al nl"l'
nice, on the final rerult i f the c nven
tlon was tho adoption of lh repjtt cf the
committee on credentials iratl g the Tift
delegation practically in toto. If tier
had been any lingering doubt of the Taft
Ktrength It dluappeared before this deceive
action, wliicrt placed upnaris of 70) dele
gate In thf Tafl column. Equally lmpor
fai'.t, and even more remarkable waa the
final acceptance of this result by the
"allies" without the formality of a dl
sentlng minority report and without carry
ing the question to the floor of the con
vention for the opening flht, which had
be'ii long threatened. Instead cf this all
further opposition seemed to crumble, thise
who had promised trouble quietly accepting
the Inevitable ' and thua the. path was
cleared fr the fulfillment of plana already
tv I II matured for the nomination of the
hea l of the ticket.
The "favorite aons" still have, however,
their hands of steadfast supportera, who
wl.t show their loyalty when the first bal
lot Is taken. ,
. The tuen within the Coliseum today re-,
peifte d:hat of yesterday In the magnitude
and brilliancy of Its spectacular features.
Again every seat was occupied and 14,0(10
people packing floors and aisles and gal--
leries and platform, Joined In the ebb and J district court c4 PoUgls county Is re-fnw"-of
agitation-and enthusiasm. t'ferreoT to with censure y . "ah English
Temporary Chairman Burrows called the judge. ' Page 1
convention to order promptly at 12:80, but
the delay of committees in reporting gave
an hour for diversion before the serious
work of the day was begun. This time was
given over to the visiting clubs, with bands
and vocal choruses, hearing banners and
strange dtvlcea cf the O. O. P. elephants.
In front of the delegates paraded this
motley throng, eliciting laughter and ap
plause. The hit of ihu paiade was a glee
club which halted before the Ohio delega
tion and vaiiej the enlivening strains of
"Billy Taft, Yep, Thifs Me," v,lth a mel
ancholy dirge for Bryan. This diversion
over, the convention turned to the commit
tee reports. First was that of credentials,
the very foundatlin on which delegates held
their seats end voted. , It was presented
by Senator Fulton of Oregon, In a three
minute servh, stating that the action of
the national committee had been fully Jus
tified arj upheld. For a minute the dele
gates looked about for the flre-breathlng
Bookwalter of Indiana, who had led the
minority forces and had promised a lively
fiaht on the floor. But Mr. Bookwalter
sat with the Indiana delegation, shaking
his lifd In answer te Inquiries and an
nouncing that the fight had been abandoned
as only three delegstes would undertake
to bear the brunt of a conteat on the floor.
The rt p'Tt waa quickly approved with only
a few scattering votes In opposition.
Prayer by Rer. W. O. Waters.
. At U':19 Senator Burrows brought down
his gavel with a thump and announced in
a voice Inaudible Uas than ten tei dis
tant: "The Invocation will be by Rev.
William O. Waters of Chicago."
Mr. Waters, a young and athletlo look
ing clergyman, read his prayer from a
imall well-worn prayer book. It being a
part of tha regular service of the Epls-
, copal service. It waa aa follows:
O Lord, our Heavenly Father, the high
and mighty Ruler of the universe, who
doth from Thy throne behold all the dwell
ers upon earth, most hesrtily we beseech
Thee with the favor to behold and bless
Thy servant, the president of the United
States, and all othera in authority, and so
replenish them with the grace of Thy Holy
Spirit that they may always Incline to Thy
will and walk In Thy way. Endue them
plententisly with heavenly glfta; grant them
In health and prosperity long to live, and
finally after tula life to obtain everlasting
Joy and felicity. And. O most gracious
O . .1. " liuiM.iiy beech Thee, ss for the
Vople of these Untied States In general,
so especially for. Uii national republican
convention here asMCtit-Med, that Thou
' wouldst be pleased to direct and prosper
all their consultations trt iha advancement
of Thv glory, the safety, honor and wel
fare of Thy people. Take alwaya ail hatred
and prejudice and whatsoever elae may
hinder them from perfect union and con
cord, that all tlilUBa may be so ordered
and sj-ttled lv their endeavors upon the
best and surest foundations that peace and
happiness, truth and Justice, religion and
i.ietv miv he established among us for all
generations. These and ati oiher neceasa
riea f..r the members of this convention
and for the nstlon at larx we humbly beg
in t It name and medlanis of Jeaua Christ,
our moat blesited Lord and Savior, who haa
ieutflu us when we pray o say:
Fsther. wtvi art In heaven, hallowed
be name, 1 " kingdom come. Thy will
be dore. of, j.?th as it is In hesven: give
tis this day our dally bread, and forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those who
treepass against ua, and lead ua not Into
temptation, but deliver ua from evil; for
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and
the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
'His wiki, one of the best yet heard In
tha convention, was heard throughout the
ball without effort and he was followed
with deep and respectful attention. As he
closed with the Lord's prayer many of the
delegates followed him.
Harry Iaugherty of Ohio, from the com
mittee) on credentials, asked for recognition
as soon aa the prayer was ended. He an
nounced tbat the committee had been In
continuous session throughout the night,
had completed it work and would be able
to present Uf report to the convention
within aa hour. There waa no possibility
of transacting business until the teport was
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SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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KOR OMAHA. COUNCIL HLUFFS AND
VICINITY Showers and warmer Thursday.
FOR NEBRASKA Showers probably
'I hurs lay.
KOR IOWA Probably showers Thursday;
aiowlv Mains temperature.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Lake Erie Western and Big Four rail
roads omit their usual dividends. Fag X
Final arguments are heard ffl the com
modities clause caae at Philadelphia.
' rare 1
Government dispatches 800 more men of
the marine corps to the Isthmus of Pan
ama for the elections. I ag 1
President Lewlt, of the miners organiza
tion predicts that the Ore carrying trade
will pick up early In July. rage 1
Railroad agenta are told by a repre
sentative of the Pennsylvania lines that
claims for losses should be settled more
'Baggage agents are In session al Mil
waukee. Pag 1
Greater portion of Roosevelt demonstra
tion so far as delegates are concerned is
confined to Fairbanks and Cannon men.
Republican national convention during
the speeoti of Permanent Chairman Henry
Cabot Lodge at the mention of the name
of President Roosevelt gave him a dem
onstration that was sustained for rorty
flve minutes. Fg 1
Crmmlns men make the claim the vice
president will be either he or yiee Presi
dent Fairbanks. Pag a
Representatives of labor and capital
were each given a hearing before tho aub
commlttee on resolutions of the national
convention pending a decision on the plat
form. Fags 1
Allies lose their contests and give up.
the fight for representation from the
southern states where Irregularities were
alleged to have existed. Fags 1
Plague has a hold on Caracas and the
people are panic stricken. Fags 1
Divorce of English lord secured In the
. - XrZBKA.SZ.S
State Board of Public Lands and Build
ings orders the Lee Broom and Duster
company to vacate the penitentiary be
cause of its refusal to pay an advanced
price for prison labor. Ff 3
President of State PharmaaltU' asso
ciation condemns dispensing physicians,
cut price druggists and traveling drug
peddlers. . r Page 3
Iowa gaa men in annual convention tell
nome of the ways in which gas1 business
resembles charity association. . Yage 7
Attorney C. E. Herring for school board
declares teachers' celeries should be based
on efficiency and not on supply and de
mand. Fags 12
Washington P. Haynes, alleged bigamist,
tells remarkable story of his marital
troubles on -witness stand In criminal
JT COkXMXKCIAX. AJTS X DUITmiAX.
Live stock markets. Faffe
Grain markets. Faare
Stockb and bonds'. Page
MOVEMEWTS OF OOZAJT BTXAMBBXPB,
Port. Atrlvwl. galles.
IEW YORK Kilter Wlla'B) II K. P. Wllhtlm
NEW YOKK Madanns
. Prel1eat Lincoln
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..K. P. Ceeelle..
Sable Island Patricia 60 miles east of
Banday Honk at 9.06 a. m.i will probably
ALLEN WAKES SILVER DOLLARS
Police at Peoria Arrest ladtaaa Mi
Aeenaed of Making; Coaster
PEORIA, 111., June 17. Otto Allen, alias
Charles Smith, who claims Bouth Bend,
Ind., as his home, waa arrested yesterday
on the charge of counterfeiting. Allen
entered a saloon and ordered a drink and
tendered what the bartender called a
"bum" dollar. Disclaiming any knowledge
of the affair, Allen tried to make his
escape, but was overtaken by two officers
and taken to the station and put under
the sweat process by Chief of Police
Klerens and Vnlted States Marshal Tripp.
He confeesed, it la said, to making some
plaster of parls moulds and manufactured
dollars and half dollars and threw the
moulds in the sewer.
The officers visited Mi rooms and found
some old spoons and fifteen dollars and
forty-five half dollars which Allen had
made from the metal. '
TWO DIVIDENDS ARE OMITTED
.ake Erie A Wester Blgr Foar
Roade Pasa Reajalar Dla
trlbatloa. NEW YORK, June 17 Director of the
Lake Erie eV Western Railway company
today omitted the semi-annual dividend oa
the company'a preferred stock. The last
semi-annual dividend paid was t per cent
Directors of the Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Chicago aV St. Louie Railway company to
day omitted the aeml-annual dividend on
the common stock. A year ago S per cent
was declsred and sis month age 1 per cent.
Mew President for Cornell.
CEDAR RAPID. la.. June 17.-Dr. W
F. King, for forty years president of Cor
nell college at Mount Vernon. la., re
signed today on account of 111 health.
Prof. Jamea Harlan waa chosen president.
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ALLIES LOSE EACH CONTEST
Credentials Committee Follows Action
of National Body.
TAFT DELEGATES TO BE SEATED
Mayor Bookiralter of Indlaaapolls
Voices Protest and Bars Minor
ity Report Will Be Mad
CHICAGO. June 17. Fourteen hour were
given by the credentials committee of the
republicsn national convention for the pre
sentation of contests, but no change was
made In the temporary roll of delegates and
slternstes. Full approval was given of the
work of the national committee which had
devoted eight days to the matter.
The . sun - was beginning it downward
course last evening when the members of
the committee .fresh and vigorous, began
their seslon at 2:46 p. m. yesterday. When,
after a continuous session the labors of
the committee were concluded at 4:45 a. m.
today the light in the east waa beglnlng
to signal the sun's return. The committee
men looked decidedly different than they
did when they entered upon their all night
meeting. Many of the members had not
left the room throughout the fourteen hours
sessiop and they exhibited marks of fatigue.
Mayor Charles A. Poekwalter of Indian
apolis, member of the credentials com
mittee from Indiana, aa he left , the room
this morning, voiced the protests of men
classed as antl-Taft membersof the com
mittee and announced that minority re
port would be made to the convention.
Mayor Bookwalter Indlarnant.
"Of the cases submitted by the 'allies' "
aald the mayor, "those Involving 110 seats
had merit but they were railroaded out of
the hall, without examination of evidence
In their support by the committee. ' The
arguments were not listened to at all, and
the Taft men made rules which absolutely
excluded members of the committee from
participating In the debate."
The dissatisfaction which Mayor Book
waiter felt with the procedure of th com
mittee manifested Itself the moment the
meeting was called to order.
Senator Charles W. Fulton of Oregon,
having been elected chairman, stated that
2,000 persons In the convention awaited
the report of the credential committee.
This was an argumnt in favor of limit
ing debate or in other words, In -favor of
a plan to adopt the report of the national
committee without hearing any of the con
test, which proovked Mr. Bookwalter' to
reply that "there are 90,000,000 people who
will have to wait until next November."
Vitriol, Not Molaaees.
Representative J. Bloat Fassett, the New
York member of the committee, had fa
vored the scheme for a "blanket" approval
of the work of the national committee, but
in reilly to Mr. Bookwalur's comment, he
aid: "Well. I suppose we will have to
let the molasses run."
"Not molasses, but vitriol," retored Mr.
The colloquy between these men - la an
Illustration- of the bitterness of feeling fre
quently ehowTi by Taft and nntl-Tafl art
herent." - '- .. ..''
The statement 1raa . made by Mr. Book
waiter that the minority report would be
signed by fully half a dosen members of
the committee and that in all probability
its adoption would be advocated by Sen
ator Galllnger and himself.
When the committee met and organised.
Chairman Fulton was empowered to ap
point a committee to draft rules' to gov
ern the procedure In hearing' of contests.
This committee consisted of five members,
Mr. Fassett being the chairman.
A recess was taken while the rule were
Old Rales Govern.
The subcommittee delayed so long In re
porting that the anti-Taft members of the
full committee conceived the Idea that gag
rules were being prepared. These reports
spread to the contesting delegations which
were waiting to be heard and had the
effect of arousing still more ill feeling.
After an hour's wait the report of the sub
committee wes submitted to the full com
mittee and It was adopted without division.
It consisted practically of the same rules
that governed the national committee in
considering the contests. -
Among other things it prohibited mem
bers of the committee from Indulging in
debate and In many other, waya was de
signed to economise time. With the pre
liminaries out of the way, the Alabama
cases were called. Twenty-two seats In the
convention were Involved. After a com
paratively short time for argument, the
committee sustained tho action that had
been taken by the national committee In
this case. A . test vote was had, however,
showing that of the men who were in the
room when a division was hsd, the Taft
forces were supported by SI votes against
7. At no time during the long night's
session was there any other teat of
strength, but the members of the commit
tee favorable to the "allies" said they
were outnumbered, four to one. The ac
tion that wu taken in case after case in
dicated that the estimate was not far from
Allien Beaten at Every Trn.
Sweeping through the contests from
Arkansas, Florida. Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi. Tennessee. Ohio and Texas
the Taft delegations were sested without
a break. The conteats from all other
states had been withdrawn. Before the
night was half over, It was plain to every
one that the "allies" would not succeed In
overturning a single decision which had
been msde by the national committee.
When Texas was reaehed, Chairman
Fulton invited the members of the press
Into the committee room that they might
listen to the argument.
Debate waa opened by Colonel Lyon, na
tional committeeman from Texas and inti
mate friend and frequent host of President
Roosevelt. Colonel Lyon is not a lawyer,
but In a forceful manner he advocated the
cause of the Taft delegations, involving
thirty-six seat the whole stats delega
tion. He waa opposed by A. N. Eager of
St. Louis. The result was the same as in
all of the preceding cases.
Cnees Wank, Bays Falton. "
After the committee had adjourned.
Chairman Fulton and Representative Fas
sett asserted that the case of th "allies"
were weak in every particular and could
not have been decided otherwise than as
they were. Both of these gentlemen said
that the charge that the national committee
was prejudiced in favor of Secretary Taft
had been refuted and the committee fully
Mr. Fulton announced that he would not
draw the report of the committee until
after he had had a few hour' aleep. It
was not hi intention, he said, to enter
upon any discussion of the merits of ths
cases, or into any defense of the national
committee; but if necessity arose lor such
a defense, he would make It on the floor
Continued on Second fags.).
PLAGUE HAS HOLD IN CARACAS
First Case Located In One of the
Fashionable Cnfea and Peo
ple Are in Panic.
CARACA8. June 4. The drended rlS"
hss at last come to Caracas, which for a
few months psst has been hoping against
hope that It might he spared from the
scourge which had stlrcjten the neighbor
ing port of La Gualara. The city awak
ened today to the full knowledge that th
dlseaae waa here, and the fact that the
case was tha,t of an employe of the famous
La India cafe, one of the finest In Cara
cas, did not tend to decrease the general
alarm. It was realised that the presence
of the bubonic plague In uch quarters
meant that no section of th city was
safe from It ravages.
The most reliable figures obtainable from
private sources give about 100 cases In La
Gualra since the epidemic became known
two months and a half ago. This Is only
a little more than one case a day, tut
the city has little over S,"0 Inhabitants.
As no money hss been appropriated with
which to fight the disease In La Gualara
or to clean up Caracas, and as the money
subscribed by the merchants and corpora
tions was not sufficient for the purpose,
the Joint commission of doctor and mer
chants which has been fighting the dis
ease in La Gualara ha been obliged to
abandon Its effort. The alarm felt over
the condition In that portion caused by a
superficial cleaning up of Caracas by the
residents, but the streets have not been
cleaned nor the possible foci of Infection
destroyed. Neither th public nor the gov
ernment has been awakened until the pre
sent to the dire necessity for action.
OBJECT TO NEBRASKA DIVORCE
English Jndare Says Marrlaaro Follow
Ins it Wu Clearly of B Ig
LONDON, June 17. A an outcome pf
the alleged marriage of Reginald Grey
Coke, son of th Hon. Henry and Lady
Coke and nephew of the earl of Leicester,
to Galia, sister of Mark Hambourg, the
pianist, ' in America last January, Mrs.
Reginald Grey Coke today secured a de
cree of divorce on the ground of bigamy
The documents produced In evidence
showed that Reginald Coke, obtained a
divorce In Nebraska on the ground of
desertion on the part of hi Wife. Blr
John Barne In granting the decree eald
Reginald Coke' marriage to Miss Ham
bourg was clearly bigamous and he sin
cerely wished that something could bo
done In America to prevent thl ort of
Reginald Coke eecured his decree of di
vorce in Omaha last fall In Judge Day's
court on a petition charging desertion.
His only witness besides himself was
Lord Haldon, a member of the English
peerage who came clear from London to
testify for him. It was understood al
the time among his friends that he In
tended to remarry. Coke 1 an ' accom
plished musician and was well known
among th younger musicians of the city.
He Is said to have landed In America
with 175,000 and he spent money freely
8hortly after the dfoc'wa Issued he
POLICE LURED , INTO,; A TRAP
Attempt Made ait Bnka to Kill Chief
and His Assistant with
BAKU, June 17. An attempt we msde
in thl city today to kill the Baku chief of
pe'l-e, M. Ney, by the explosion
of two powerful Infernal machines. The
chief and two policemen were wounded and
a sergeant of police was killed. The police
were lured by the men who planned the
outrage to make a search of an unoccupied
building. While they were going through
the house two bombs exploded and the
house was wrecked. The sergeant was
killed outright, while M. Ney and the two
policemen were hurled through a second
story window and landed In the street.
MONEY TO C0VER DEFICIT
Russian Flannce Minister Introduce
BUI Authorising Big In
ST. PETERSBURG. June 17. Finance
Minister Kokovsoff today . Introduced In
the Duma a bill authorizing the Immediate
issue of an internal loan of 1100,000,000 to
cover the deficit In the 1908 budget and
other expenditures that cannot be defer
red. The money Is to be applied In part
as follows: 100,000,000 to the deficit; S8.000.
000 to famine relief, and 130,000,000 to the
ministries of war and marine.
Bnrboaa'a Choice Delayed.
SAN JUAN, P. R., June 17.-Presldent
Roosevelt has held up the reappointment of
Dr. J. C. Barbosa to hi third term of serv
ice as a member of the executive council.
Dr. Barbosa Is a leader of the .republican
party and la affiliated with the nationalists,
The American membere of the council favor
him for a third term. It is not known here
why this action was taken.
BAGGAGE SMASHERS CONFER
Agents of Various Roads at
waukee to Discuss Matters
MILWAUKEE. June 17. The twenty
seventh snnual convention of the National
Association of Baggage Agents opened this
sfternoon. The meeting will last thiee
days. About seventy-five delegates are In
During the sessions general business mat
ters relating to the baggage departments
of the various roads will be discusfed.
These will Include the subjects of rx ess
baggage, lost baggage and claims, limited
liability on baggage aettlementa of , line
cluims, division of excess baggagj earn
ings, uniform system of excess baggage,
interline checka on dogs and the habit of
passengers borrowing railway ticket from,
others in order to "work through" bag
gsge which would otherwise be subject to
excess charges. This, agents say, is a
common practice. although a direct
"stretch of conscience."
NOTED OUTLAW UNDER ARREST
Desperado Wis Broke Jail Thirteen
Years Ago Captured In Oil
TULSA. Okl.. June 17.-0. V. O'Hare.
an outlaw and bank robber, who broke
Jail in Arkansaa City, Kan., thirteen yeara
ago. while being held on a charge of
cattle stealing, was (.rrested late yester
day In the Glen Pool oil fields. He was
taken to Arkansas City today.
"Kid" O'Hare. a son of U. V. O'Hare.
who waa a partner of Ben Cravens, the
noted territory outlaw, la la Jail at Guth
rie, having been arrested In western Okla
homa last week.
ALL SIDES GET A HEARING
President Gompers Suggests Laboring-
Men's Side of Platform.
MANUFACTURERS SEE COMMITTEE
Injunction Plnnk Still is tho Center
of Contest, with Prospect of
CHICAGO. June 17.-1:10 p. m.-The ub
committee on resolution took a reces for
luncheon until 4 p. m. The Injunction
plank has not as yet been tsken up. The
reason for the delay In this respect Is
stated to be for the purpose of giving
time for the friends and opponent of the
plank to do campaign work wtth the
member of the full committee. The pre
diction is made that the subcommittee will
not be reedy to report to the full com
mittee at 4 o'clock a anticipated.
CHICAGO. Jun 17. With both ldc as
serting control of .th resolutions commit
tee on the injunction question, with each
side strenuously exerting all possible effort
for increased strength, with the subcom
mittee, known to have a majority favor
able to the Taft plank, in secret session,
the problem of what the outcome will be
on this, the big fight of th convention,
remain open for speculation.
Modification of th original plank on
Injunction are understood to have been
drawn by the friend of the proposition
for consideration by the subcommittee.
Those who oppose any mention of the sub
ject in the platform assert that the lineup
of the full committee is 31 to 31 in their
favor, while the Taft force maintain that
these figures should be exactly reversed.
As to the compromise proposition, those
leading th opposition to the plank insist
that their strength make it unnecessary
for them to consider It.
Meantime, the platform la being put
through the prescribed amount of scrutiny
by the committee, with the prospect that
it will be reported to the full committee
at 4 o'clock, when the final struggle for
the final report of the convention will
begin. In the event of the failure of either
side to accomplish Its desires, the threat
Is made to carry the Injunction question
to the floor of the convention.
Aside from th Injunction plank there
seem little difficulty ahead for the plat
form substantially a desired by the ad
ministration. Labor Has H carina;.
When, the subcommittee of thirteen of
th resolutions committee began business
at 10 o'clock today th door of their as
sembly room wer thrown open temporarily
for the purpose of granting a twenty
minutes' hearing to 'representative of th
American Federation of Labor and to those
of the Illinois Manufacturers' association.
President Samuel Gompers and Vice Presi
dent Keefe and Duncan appeared tor the
federation and at the beginning of the hear
ing Mr. Gompers suggested the following
a plank in th platform, saying that it
contained the embodiment of the federa
The republican party Is in accord with
the great emancipator, Abraham. Lincoln,
when he declared that "labor I superior
to and independent or capital. Capital is
only the fruit of labor and! could never have
existed if labor had not existed first. Labor
is the superior of capital and deserves
much more consideration." Through his wise
end numsne policy the shsckles were
stricken from the limbs of 4,OUO,000 chattel
slaves. The republican party haa been the
stanch defender of property and property
rights, yet holds and declares that personal
righta and human liberty are and must of
necessity be entitled to the first and highest
consideration. Recognising the new condi
tions arising from our marvelous industrial
development our people and our nation are
alive to the fact that the wheels of Industry
and commerce of our time require that new
law and new concepts of law must he en
acted to conform to modern Industry and
commerce and advance freedom In line
We therefore pledge the republican party
to the enactment of a law by .congress
guaranteeing to the wage earners, agrlcul-
lurinin ainu Horticulturists or our country
the right of organised effort to the end that
such associations or their members shall
not be regarded as Illegal combinations in
restraint or trade.
Proposes an Inlnnctlon Plnnk.'
We pledge Ourselves to the enactment of
a law to prohibit the Issuance of inlunc
tlons in caaea arising out of labor disputes,
when such injunctions would not annlv
when no labor disputes existed, and that in
no case snail an injunction be Issued when
there exists a remedy by ths ordinary
process of law, and which act ahall provide
that In the procedure for the punlahment
of contempt of court the party cited for
contempt shall when auch contempt was
not committed In the actual presence of the
court be entitled to a trial by Jury.
We pledge the republican party to the
enactment of an amendement extending
the existing eight-hour law to all govern
ment employes, and to all workers whether
employed by contractors or subcontractors
doing work for or on behalf of the federal
We pledge the republican cartv to the en,
actment of a law by congress as far as
the federal Jurisdiction exenteds. for a
general employers' liability act. for injury
to ooay or loss oi uie or employes.
Suggest Women's Buffos.
We pledge the republican party to the
enactment of a law to the extent of federal
Jurisdiction granting women's suffrage and
to submit a constitutional amendment for
ratification to the states for the absolute
suffrage or women, coequal with men.
We pledge the republican party to the
enactment of a law creating a department
of labor, separate from another existing
department, with a secretary at Its head
having a seat In the president s cabinet.
We pledge the republican party to the
enactment or a law ror the creation of
federal bureau or minea and mining, pre
ferably under the proposed department of
labor, and the appropriation of sufficient
funds to thoroughly Investigate the cause
of mine dlhasters, so that laws and reguia
tlona may be recommended and enacted
which will prevent the terrible maiming
and loss of life in the mines.
We pledge the republican party to the
enactment of a law for the establishment
of United States government postal sav
Mr. Gompers followed the reading of the
planks he presented with an argument,
which was extended from time to time by
the committee, ten and five minutes at a
time until half an hour had been consumed.
He described the labor movement. Us high
ideals and true American spirit possessed
by members of labor organisations.
"We do not want to eat an employer as
an apetizer for breakfaat, or as dessert
for dinner." he ejaculated, "but we want
fair treatment, and we are going to have It.
"We are not anarchists or destroyers of
property," he continued. "I do not believe
there is in existence in this country a force
and power that Is such a conservator of
peace as the American labor movement
But you might Just a well destroy th or
ganization of labor aa to prevent their
"I ask you to compare the Influences
which this movement 1 exerting In th
United States with th revolutionary move
ments that are going on In foreign coun
tries. "If you oulaw our movement and make
it Impossible, and destroy the Incentive for
men to belong to labor organizations you
will find the expression of discontent take
t Continued on Second Page.)
HERE'S WHAT A GOOD MAN GETS
Mew a Muckraker'e tin ess aiard lp
Alonaslde of What Actually
Th following sxrerpts r from conven
tion report published on the front psge
of the Omaha Dally New on Wedneaday
evening. One I from tho new report of
th convention, the other from the "spe
cial" service of professional "correspond
dent." The contrast Is a remarkable Illus
tration of th vlu of the "speclsl" erv.
Ice of ome of th men who are crowding
real reporter out of the convention,
THERE WILL BE
Chlcaao. June VI.
When Senator LodgejNAM K ROOSK-
referred to President! VKL.T rK
tnost popular man 'n
the United States, at!
the close of his eti-
Delegates Are "niini
mles" of "the Ma
chine" Which Do
Not Like Him
or His Ma
chine. Wisconsin Delegates
Are the Only Real
Represent at I vea
Icgy of the national
executive, a psnde-l
mcnlum of spplaus
broke looe. Every
man In the hall was
vavlng a hat. hand
kerchief or flag and
the noise was deafen
ing, the wesrn and
lesdlnc th aDolause.
of the t-eopie
at the Con
vention. By Lincoln Steffen.
Chicago. June 17.
In the mldai of the!
deinonstra 1 1 o n the
ctowd dis covered
Mr. Nicholas Ixmg
vorth In the gallery
and tendered her al
The very first session
of the convention
msde It manifest that
If there is to be any
demonstration of reil
After ine cneertng
had lasted for twentylfeellng by the dele-
minutes, with thou-lgates It must oe over
ssnds shouting thelthe pisiform. There is
name of Roosevelt.lnone for men. inoi
the men began to re- even Roosevelt s name
move their coats andiuroused enthusiasm.
wave them madly lnAnd the banner with
the air. standing onl Taffs face upon It
their chair. land his name was
The band started towved vainly, raise
play th "8 t a r significance migni
Spangled Banner"! eaelly be given the
and tha noise . andllatter incident,
confusion gtewj For example, nesr
worse. Senator L)dg.lv everybody drew a
vainly trying to re- false conclusion from
urne his speech. It he failure to cheer
Taft. That occurrea
GUARDSMEN DEFEND NEW YORK
MJnsle Warfare to Giro Mllltla Prac
tice in Work of Actual
NEW YORK. June 17. Searchlights played
over th lower bay last night from Forts
Wadsworth and Hamilton, while national
guardsmen and ruglara engaged in the de
fense of New York against a mimic enemy
were on guard, ready at the news from
Sandy Hook to man the batteries of huge
guns and blow th invdlng fleet out of the
water a oon a it get within rnge. In
fantrymen at the same time petroled the
outpost to protect the forts from attack
In the rear which were expected about the
time th battle with th fleet should begin.
After evening parade the guards were
doubled at both forts and actual military
condition prevailed. None save the men
In uniform could gain admission to either
encampment without passes. The search
light wer flashing over the narrow from
both fort nd very crft between the
fort and Sandy Hook was brought out Into
clear relief. The men behind the search
light war taking no chance of being
surprised by the enemy for lack of illumi
nation. All night long the lights flaahed
c r. th ba' and the ohtlr, both pro
fessional and amateur. Slept lightly ready
to' Jump 10 their placea at the first alarm.
But the hlght passed quietly and daylight
came without the "enemy" having put in
an appearance. It la almost certain that
the attack will b mad tonight.
BRYAN WILL GET TENNESSEE
Sentiment in Favor of the Nebraska
. Permeates Meeting: at
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. June 17. The demo
cratic tat convention, for the purpose
of selecting delegstes to the national con
vention at Denver, was called to order at
the state capllol here today. There are
more thin 1.300 delegates In attendance.
The Bryan sentiment Strongly permeate
the convention and it is almost certain
that tha dlgate from Tennessee will be
Instructed to Cst their votes for Bryan.
Practically every county In the state has
been declared for him.
It It probable that Senators Robert I
Taylof and Jam B. Frazler and G. T.
Fltzhugh of Memphis, and L. D. Tyson
of Knotvllle will be the delegates-at-large
to Denver. No electors will be selected by
the convention. Thl II left to the guber
national convention, which meets July 14.
It has been agreed by the chairman of
both ,the Cartnack and Patteraon commit
tee that the gubernational question will
not be Injected into the proceed, of this
JACKSON, Miss,, Jane 17. The demo
cratic tte convention met here at noon
today, with 3. t. MoCool a temporary
chairman. Indication are that the delega
tion to the Denver convention will be In
structed a unit for. William J. Bryan.
NEBRASKA TO SEE PICTURES
Valassjue Club Copies of Masterpiece
Will Com West for Exhibi
NEW TORK. Jun 17.-The Velasques
club Is about to send out Its annual exhi
bition of cople of masterpieces. This year
the collection is to go first to Nebraska,
the purpos Of the club being to reach
localities in 'Which few opportunities exist
of seeing the original paintings contained
in museum collections. Many of the copies
are made from pictures In the European
galleries, although our own museums are
also drawn upon for material. The work
Is passed upon by William M. Chase and
Ben Foster nd the number of copies sent
out 1 kept within narrow limits in order
that the exhibition may be held in libra
ries and galleries of moderate else, the ed
ucational Intention playing a prominent
part In the enterprise.
Among th artist chosen by the copy
ists r Romney, Ronalds, Van Dyke, Rey
nolds, Velssque, Main, Rembrandt, Gainea
borough, Mauve, Israela and Roea Bonheur.
MORE MEN SENT TO ISTHMUS
Government Orders Them Transferred
In Anticipation of Election
WABHINQTON, June 17.-Elght hundred
additional officer and enlisted men of
th marln corps are to be sent to the
Isthmus of Panama in anticipation of the
coming election there. They will be sent
by the direction of the president snd will
leav the United Btatea on the battleships
New Hampshire and Idaho next Saturday
nd Sunday. About 300 offlcera and men
of the marine corps are now on their way
to the Isthmus, which, with those now
there and then to be sent on the New
Hampshire and Idaho, will total about
1.250 officer and men.
Admlnlstrstlon officers say th Additional
fare I being sent for uas In case of
necessity, but they do not think there
will bo th slightest need for them.
METHOD IN TUMULT
Fairbanks and Cannon Delegates Lead
in Cheering1 for Roosevelt.
HOPE TO PROFIT BY ANY BREAK
Majority Delegates Do Not Participate,
, in Prolonged Demonstration.
SECOND DAY ONE OF THRILLS
Possibility of Further Effort
Change the Representation.
ANOTHER PLAN MIGHT SUCCEED
Possibility Convention May Be Con.
eluded Todar, hut Chances Are
it Will Continue Over
(Front a Staff Correspondent.)
CHICAGO. June 1". (Speclsl Teligrsm.l
"The result is," prot ceded Chairman Lodgs
"thst the president Is ths best abused ant
most popular man In America."
That was the signal for tho Roosevelt
outbreak that swept unimpeded from ene
end of the big convention hsll 'to tlie other,
reverberating, aoundlng, repeating, until
alter nearly an hour It spent Itself through
The tumult slatted flvst In the galleries
and it continued longest In the galleries.
The delegates on the floor took It up for a
while, but soon, with some exceptions,
sank back Into their seats to wait and
Watch and see what would happen. I was
particularly struck with the fact that the
most frantic contributors to the Roosevelt
applause were wearing Fairbanks button
or Cannon buttons, and the delegates on
the floor who were loudest In participation
were those standing for the candidates of
tha so-called allies. Of course what they'
are trying to do Is to lead up to a Roose
velt stampede, and second act In the
drama may be looked for tomorrow.
Whether It will have any real effect on
the nominating roll call Is problematical,
especially In view of the Instruction under
which a majority of the delegates rest
snd which they would have to repudiate.
In order to vote for any other man.
Contrast of Two Day.
By contrast the second day of th big
convention came after th flist day
s would a bright sunshine after a drizzling
rain. The opening session was dlamal and
deptesslng, devoid of snap and energy. To
day' session has presented a kaleidoscopla
succession of political fireworks, now a
great, seething, roaring, human furnace
filling the vast coliseum, now a sharp de
bate, now tense suspense of roll call, now
enthusiastic outburst from the vlctorlout
side; th discussion of the dual report of
th rulas committee proved most inter
The effort to establish the proposed new
apportionment failed by a close vote, for
more than one lesson, not the least potent
being that the particular plan projected,
did not meet the approval of all who might
under proper condition be In sympathy
with the demand for a revision of conven
tion representation. . -
It Is quite within the probabilities that
another division will be had on platform
propositions. If so, tomorrow's session will
Introduce ' another set of able public
speakers. Then the nomtnstlng addreste
and the balloting will be 1ft order. Adjourn
ment Is possible by tomorrow evening, but
may be deferred till Friday. V. R.
PEECH OK HENRY CABOT ' LODGE
Permanent Chairman of Convention
Sounds Call to Duty.
CHICAGO, June 17.-Henry Cabot Lodge,
permanent .chairmen of th convention, in
his address today spoke a follow In out
lining the work ahead of th party at th
present time: '
Gentlemen of the Convention :I thank you
most sincerely for1 the great honor you
have done me In choosing me to preside
over your deliberations. For It I a great
honor to be the presiding officer Of a re.
publican national convention. I tan con
ceive of conventions I have Indeed heard
of conventions where the honor of auch a
poat aa that now occupied by m, Is du
bious, and where. If excitement t present,
pleasure Is conspicuous by Its absence. But
to be the presiding officer of a republican
convention la ever a high distinction to
which no man can be Inaenslble, Gentle
men of the convention, again I thank you,
I shall not delay or detain you with
many words. Your resolution will set
forth the principles of the party and de
clare the policies Upon which w (hall ask
for the support of the people of th United
Ststea. With fullhess snd with eloquence,
your temporary chslrman has already re
viewed the history of t'.ie party, has given
you account of what ha been done, and
haa set forth what we hope and mean to
do. My duty I merely to aid you, so far
as I can, In the orderly and prompt trans
action of th business which ha brought
us together. That business Is momentous,
nothing less thsrl to name her the two
men who. speaking with the simplicity of
truth, will be th next president nd vlro
f. resident of the United" State. In order
o win for them, and for our party, an
assured as well a a merited Victory, w
must defeat our opponents, whose ex
clusion from power is desired by the coun
try and deserved by them.
Opposition mm Abstraction,
No political party In molern time cn
show such a record of achievement during
the last fifty yesr a the republican
party. Upon that record we can tnd and
challenge all carriers to the list. Hut It
la well to remember that the test we have
to meet la much lees aevere. This Is a
comparative world. We do not go forth
to contest the great prize with an Ideal
party, which we some-tlmee aee beautifully
depicted by persons of self-confessed su
periority snd chronic discontent. The glit
tering abatraction which they present never
exieted yet on se or lard. It gleams upon
us In printers' Ink, but It hss neither sub
stance or organisation, nor candidates, for
organizations and candidates must be taken
from the ranks of men and cannot be th
floating phantoms of an uneasy dream.
The American people must choose hext No
vember between us and the drno ratio
party. With- the democratic party, and
with thst alone, must the comparison be
made. We differ from that party in soms
linuortsnt particulars. W both, It Is true,
have a past ami a history, but we treat
thnae poesesesion very differently. They
wish to keep their past a profound secret.
We seek by all means to publish ours to
the world. If we refer to their history
they charge us With calumny. We regard
ours, truthful nd undiatorted, ss our
greatest glory. To the youth of the coun
try they say: "Judge Us Solely by our un
discovered futur." W ssyt 'Read our
record. Judge us bv our psst snd our
present, and from these leern what we
are. what we have bean and what we
mean to he." Recall the rrlee which hav
sounded from the Hps of these two parties
during the last half century. On the one
aide: "Slavery, secession, repudiation of
the public debt, flat money, free trade,
free allver. the overthrow of the court
nd government ownership."
On the republican' side "Free soil; free
men: the union: the rsyment of the debt;
honest moneys protection to American In
dustry; the gnld Industry; the. maintenance
of law, or older and uf the court and the
government regulation of great corpora
tions." The old sniboleths of the democrats
are today the epitaphs of policies which
are dead and damned. They serve only to
remind us of dangers escsped or to wsrn
us of perils to toe shunned. The battle cries
of the republicans have been the watch
word of great eauaes. They tell of vic
tories won and triumphs tastsO they are
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