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BRYAN MEN OS GUARD
Friends of Nebmkan Watching All
Moves of Rival Candidates.
Johnson and Gray lien Will-Not Form
NEITHEE WANTS SECOND PLACE
Their Backers Say Neither of Them
Will Accept It.
LAWLER TALKS FOR MINNESOTAN
Mayor f St. Paul Says Johmon Will
Gala Kndr After First Ballot
Until II is Noml-
DENVER. July l.-Clalmlng a victory on
the first bollot. butoverlooklng no possible
chance to make their triumph sure, the
followers of Mr. Bryan have been watching
for any move on the part of his rivals
that would lompol him to go Bln;le hiir.jtd
against the field, as Tuft was cbllneJ to
how his strength in the early itae. of
the Chicago convention against the cim
blned force of vha "allies." The arrival
today, however, of the personal representa-
tlves of Judge Oray tnd Oovernor Jonneon
the only candidates who are expeciej to
enter the lists against Mr. Bryan, has
failed to disclose any common ground of
agreement between them. The Oray man.
agers asserted that they had no intention
of entering Into a coalition with the fol
lowers of Governor Johnson and had not
muds thorn any overtures for a coinblna
tlon. The same disclaimer to pool Issues
was made by the Johnson people after their
arrival tonight. They Bald they had no
other view but the nomination of Governor
Johnson and Intended to make theii fight
for that purpose only.
Ho Antl-Bryun Alliance.
The altitude which the Gray and Johnsjn
people have assumed have led to cjnsld
erable conjecture of a vice piealdentl.il
character. The followers of Mr. Bryan
profess to believe that the refusals of the
Gray and Johnson men to niake a com
blned fight against the strength of Mr.
Bryan means that they are not averse to
occpylng positions In which they can avail
themselves of Bryan votes for second place
In the event of his nomination for the
presidency. On this point, hoe"tr, both
Mr. Lynch, for Oovernor Johnson, and Mr,
Marvel, for Judge Gray. Insist that the
Bryan people are utterly in the wrong.
Their men, they say, are out for the flrBt
place and re giving no consideration to
the vice prcbk'eJiey.
The chief arrivals today in point of pollt
leal Importance were those of Frederick
B. Lynch, Frank M. Day. D. W. Lawler,
mayor of St. Paul, and Richard T. O'Con
nor of the same city, all of them enthusl
astlc supporters of the Minnesota governor,
Messrs. Lawler and O'Connor arrived sev
ral hours ahead of Mr. Day and Mr.
Lvnch and were In eDnver but a short
time. They went later In the afternoon
to Colorado Springs, where they will re
main for two or three days. They expect
to be Joined there by other members of the
Minnesota delegation and It is possible that
. V,' various members of tho committees
stay be selected before the Johnson men re
turn to Denver, tl Is practically certain,
however, that the memlicr of the committee
on resolutions will be chosen, though
neither Mayor Iawoer nlr Mr. O'Connor
were able to say who this would be.
Predicts Johnson's domination.
Mayor Lawler, who acted as spokesman,
while Mr. O'Connor filled a thinking part
and came InBtrong with nods of approval
after the mayor had declared himself, said
that all talk of Governor Johnson taking
second place on the ticket is utter nonsense.
"He will not take it," said Mayor Lawler.
'It ia out of the question to talk of such
a thing. Even If the governor was ilmself
disposed to accept the vice presidential
nomination, and I assure you ho Is not, the
people of Minnesota would not permit him
to do so. The democrats of Minnesota
and his real friends throughout the country
are not willing that Governor Johnson shall
be sldetrucked Into the vice presidency, lie
Is too big a man for that place, and he
belongs In the presidential chair, If he
goes to Washington at all."
Mayor Lawler was not prepared to dis
cuss the platform or the vice presidential
situation!. He was, however, snphatlc In
bis statement that he expects Gojrnor
Johnson to be nominated.
"I do not believe," he said, "that any
nomination will be made on the first bal
lot. There are many unlnBtructed dele
gates. In fact, more than one-third of the
convention Is unpledged, and we do not
believe that under such circumstances any
nomination will be made Immediately. We
look for Governor Johnson to make an ex
cellent showing on the first ballot and ta
Steadily gain strength from' that time until
be Is nominated, and we do not expect that
m;iny ballots will be necessary."
Th Johnson headquarters will bs for
mally opened tomorrow at the Albany hotel
ani tl o campaign managers for the Mln
l enota governor promise an energetic fight
from i hut time on until a nomination has
b en made by the convention.
Headquarters for Judge Gray In the
Savoy hotel were In full swing today, un
der the direction of Joslah Marvel of Wil
mington, Del., and R. J Beamish of Phila
delphia. No d finite time has been set for the
opnlng of headquarters for Mr. Bryan,
which will be at the Brown Palate hotel.
There have as yet been few arrivals of
men Influential in the Bryan movement,
t rhchief direction of his affairs In Denver
laving beeu so far In the hands of James
C. lalilinai. niayor of Omaha.
!Uere Injunction Talk.
Discussion of the platforpi continues to
be largely eonilned ts the antl-injunctl,
plank, and cn this subject the latest
formation from Lincoln regarding Mr.
Bryan's attitude toward that portion of the
resolutions" was brought by Frank F.
Mcnett, former attorney general of Ohio,
who arrived In Ienver today, with the an
nouncement that Mr. Bryan desired him to
address the resolutions committee on the
legal phases of an antl-injunctlun plank..
Mr. Monett personally Is In favor of a
strong utterance uron the subject, lit con
ferred with Mr. Bryan at Lincoln yester
day. Samuel L. Alsohuler, who Is ths probable
member cf ths committee on resolutions
from Illinois, declared today that he did
but believe that the sntl-lnjunctlon plank
to bs adopted at ths convention would be
Ot such a character that any controversy
would be provokod ty It.
"There has been talk of a 'radical plank'
an the platform,- said Mr. Alschuler, "and
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SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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VI' 1 N IT y Shower and warmer Thursday.
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Democratic national committee plans, to
have convention finish Its work In three
days. Adjournment will be taken the
first day out of respect to Grover Cleve
land. Fags 1
Judge Gray of Delaware Indicates that
he will not consider a nomination for vice
president even if It Is tendered him.
Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota is said
to be sclecttd as the choice of the repub
lican leaders as national chairman.
Passenger train on Rock Island strikes
work train near Dps Moines and several
are severely Injured. Fags 1
Congressman Sherman Is ready to leave
Cleveland for Ills home In New York.
Heavy rains In Kansas again cause the
rivers to rise. Fags 1
Grand Jury at New York returns an in
dictment against Mae Wood on a charge
of perjury. Fags 1
Democrats issue their campaign book
for the congressional contests over he
United States. Fags I
Wrecker Bartnett of the California
Trust company is sentenced to ten years
in San Quentln prison. Fags 1
Charles A. Towne definitely announces
his candidacy for vice president after .a
conference with Bryan. Page 1
Some of Bryan's1 intimate friends are
after the scalp of Url Woodson, secretary
of the national committee. Fags S
Situation at Tabriz proves .acute, and
foreign residents are fearful of their
lives. Fags 1
Cancellation of minimum chargo rule
will mean saving for shippers of small
packages. '" " Fags 10
In spite of statutory provision city
council refuses to award advertising to
Bee, though It was the only bidder.
Receipts of grain at Omaha exchange
falls off owing to the fact farmers are
not selling now.
Results of the ball games;
1 Omaha vs. Denver 0.
8 Pueblo Vo. Lincoln 5.
4 Brooklyn vs. New York 0.
5 I'hlcugo vs. Cincinnati 1.
6-11 Bot-ton vs. Philadelphia 1-5,
3 Detroit vs. Chicago 1.
4 Itoston vs. New York 3.
2 Philadelphia vs. Washington 0.
2 Cleveland vs. St. Louis 1.
S St. Paul vs. Milwaukee 2.
2 Indianapolis vs. Louisville 0.
3 Minneapolis vs. Kansss City 1.
13 Columbus vs. Toledo 0.
CCMKEKCIAL AI7D IWDUBTBIAL.
Live stock markets. Fags 7
Grain market. Fags 7
Stocks and bands. Fags 7
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POTTER HAS SLIGHT RALLY
Bishop of .ew York Somewhat Bet
ter Daring Night, bnt Sank
COOPERSTOWN, N. Y.. July 1. Bishop
Potter passed a fairly comfortable night
after rallying last evening. His condition
this morning, however. Is no more hopeful
than It was yesterday.
The bulletin issued by the bishop's phy
sician this morning, says:
Bishop Potter's condition has not changed
materially during the night. Ha la ex
tremely weak, but at the same time re
sponds fuirly well to measure usod to keep
up his strength.
Bishop Potter had a slight rally early last
evening, but at midnight he relapsed Into
his former condition and oxygen was again
administered. The patient Is still conscious
and able at times to converse with his
ELKS TO HAVE BIG BARBECUE
National Reunion of Order at Dallas,
Tea., Plana to Have Record
DALLAS, Tex., July 1 A feature of the
entertainment of the Elks during the na
tional reunion to be held here beginning
July 1! will be a barebecue on a prodigious
n i a11 pounds of beef and t.OuO pounds
In- OI muitun is io oe uarunucu. a irencn
is to be barbecued.
three feet In depth by three and one-hulf
feet In width and "t feet In length will be
used In whhh to cook the meat, which will
be on the fire for twenty-four hours.
A Chill has been engaged to manufacture
on the ground 1.0(0 pounds of Mexican
chill, which it to be served with the meat.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb., July I. Special)
Ths marriage of Miss Dora Walklngton to
Prof. Sidney I. Johnston took place June
18 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and and Mrs. Joseph Walklngton, Dr. D.
A. Lee per of the Methodist Episcopal
church of this city officiating. The bride
has been a successful teacher in the Cam
bridge schools. The groom has been prin
cipal of the Cambridge schools for the last
three years and will remain as principal
for ths ensuing school year.
HARVEY ELECTED PRESIDENT
Wisconsin Man Chosen Head of Edu
M'BRIEN CHOSEN FROM NEBRASKA
State Superintendent One of
Presidents Lobby Comes
for Attention from the
CLEVELAND, O., July 1. Lorenio Dow
Harvey. Ph. D., superintendent of the
ncliools and the superlntcridtn cf the Stout
Training school of Menominee, Wis., was
elected president of the National Education
association at a special general meeting of
the association today.
Other candidates were Dr. W. O. Thomp
son, president of the State university, Co
lumbus, O., and J. II. Phillips, superintend
ent of public schools of Birmingham, Ala.
The convention merely ratified the choice
of the nominating committee.
The twelve vice presidents elected were:
First vice-president, Edwin G. Cooley of
Illinois; second, John C. Byrnes of New
York; third, A. 11. McClure of Arlsona;
fourth, C. B. Gibson of Georgia; fifth,
Joseph RoBier of West Virginia; sixth, J. L.
McBrien, Nebraska; seventh, G. M. Phillips
of Pennsylvania; eighth, B. F. Moore of
Indiana, ninth, Charles E. Evans of Okla
homa; tenth, James A. Edwards of Iowa;
eleventh, George H. Martin of Massachu
setts; twelfth. Miss Kathertne I. Craig of
A. II. Chamberlain of Pasadena, Cal., was
Members of the board of directors, one
from each state, also were elected.
Resolutions giving an expression of the
association upon various educational mat
ters, which were prepared by the com
mittee on resolutions, were adopted by the
Politics In Selection.
Politics had its Inning today, -when the
third session of the National Educational
association began. The election of officers
for the com(ng year was the feature, bring
ing with it the annual talk of alleged In
fluence In the selection of presiding officers
for the ultimate benefit of concerns said to
be of the nature of "trusts." Many of the
educators of high renown In attendance
upon the convention positively deny the
existence of a conflict over control of the
National Educational association and de
plore the possible prospect of a convention
fight over the presidency.
Among these men Is Nicholas Murray
Butler, preMdent of Columbia university.
He asserts I hat never In the past has the
office been used to advance the interests
of any concern that manufactures sup
plies for school use. The office, he says.
Is bestowed for merit alone. However,
the "politicians" of the association are
reported to be deeply cogitating the re
ports spread abroad within the last twenty
four hours that a "lobby" Industriously Is
at work to make plain sailing for the
Candidates for President.
The election of officers occurred at noon
today, pr. W. C. Thompson, president of
the Ohio State university, Columbus; J.
H. Phillips, Birmingham, Ala., and L. D.
Harvey, Menominee, Wis., were the lead
ing names mentioned for the office. The
nominating committee, named at tho close
of the Keneral Mlon la8t n,Khti m9t at
9:30 o'clock this morning to canvass the
candidates for the offices of president,
treasurer, one director from each state, five
ex-offlcio directors and twejvo vice di
rectors. The report of the committee on investiga
tions and appropriations was received this
morning by the council and the memorial
addresses were delivered by Ben Blewett
of St. Louis and J. A. H. Keith of Oah
Tho special child problem as related to
the home, school and correctional institu
tions was the subject of several addresses
by prominent workers, among whom were
Jane Addams, Hull House, Chicago; East
Barnes of Philadelphia and E. R. Johnston
of Vlnland, Md.
A general session will close the work of
the day at 8 o'clock tonight.
AUXILIARY CRUISER STARTS
Relay of Supply Ships Will Keep
Fleet In Constant Communis
cation with Daae.
SAN FRANCISCO, July l.-The auxiliary
cruiser Panther, the converted yacht
Yankton and the tank steamer Arethusa
sailed yesterday for Honolulu In advance
of the Atlantic battleship fleet. The hospi
tal ship Relief and the supply ship Culgoa
will sail today. '
Arrangements have been made to have
the supply ship Glacier, which Is leading
the auxllary fleet, having sailed yester
day, communicated by wireless telegraphy
with Honolulu as soon ssjjossible and
then relay the messages through the other
auxiliaries across the Pacific until they
reach the battleship fleet. In this way
the fleet will be kept In constant com
munication with the islands.
A similar arrangements will obtain be
tween Honolulu and the PUMpplnes.
TEN YEARS FOR W. J. BARTNETT
Wrecker of California Trust Company
Sentenced to Lons Terns In
SAN FRANCISCO. July 1. Walter J.
Bartnett, formerly vice-president and gen
eral manager for the Western Pacific rail
way and vlce-presider.it and general counsel
for the California Safe Deposit and Trust
company, which (ailed tn this city last
November for about 39,000.000, was today
sentenced to the San Quentln penitentiary
for ten years by Superior Judge Conley.
Bartnett was convicted of having hypothe
cated bonds and securities to the amount
of IX16.OKI plunging to the estate of Ellen
M. Colton, of which he was special admin
istrator. Bartnett's counsel Immediately
took an appeal after sentence was passed.
Bartnett Is well known tn railroad and
financial circles in New York.
JURY INDICTS MAE WOOD
Western Woman 'Who Sued Thomas
C. Piatt Must Answer Charge
NEW YORK. July 1 Mae C. Wood, the
Omaha woman, who sued United States
Senator Thomas C. Piatt for divorce, was
Indicted by the grand Jury today on charges
of perjury and forgery.
Mlsa Wood la charged with having slgnod
Senator Piatt's uma to a document ac
knowledging her as his wife. The prejury
Indictment Is based on Miss Wood's testi
mony In ths divorce action, when site testi
fied that she was married to the senator
at ths Fifth Avenue hotel In 19ul.
Miss Wood Is at liberty on K.OuO bail. Bhe
will bs arralnged lu court Moudajr.
WOMEN TO COME WITH BOMBS
Suffraaette Declares Her Party Will
Take Way to Command At-tentlcn.
LONDON. July 1. ThS extraordinary
demonstration last night by the house ot
Parliament made by the women suffragists
In their effort to secure votes for them
selves, had a rather startling sequel today
when one of tne women, Mary Leigh, ar
rested for breaklr.fr windows in the house
of Premier Asqulth, declared In the Bow
street police station that "the next time
we come out you can expect bombs."
This radical statement has had the effect
of drawing a greater degree of attention,
to the entire suffraslst movement In Eng
land and is a result the police will hence
forth have to handle the women demon
strators with less of good humored toler
ance and more severity.
This threat by Mary Leigh, which was a
repetition of what she said at the time Bhe
was token n.to custody. Is really the sen
sation of the last demonstration, for the
much heralded attack on the House of Com
mons last night was a comparative failure.
Nothing like the expected number of suf
fragists appeared and t'i movement was
lacking In definite orgai nation.
The two women who broke windows in
the house of the premier were today sen
tenced to two months at hard labor without
the option of paying a fine. Compared to
previous punishments meted out to the suf
fraglBts here these sentences are particu
QUIETER TIMES IN MEXICO
Official Dispatches Confirm Humor
Revolutionists Are Fleeing;
WASHINGTON, July 1. General Myer,
commanding the Department of Texas, tele
graphed to the War department today that
he had sent four troops of cavalry to Del
Rio, near the scene of operations of the In
surrectionists In Mexico. American Consul
Ellsworth at Porfirlo Dlas, In the state of
Coahuila, has Informed the State depart
ment that he Is going to make .a trip to
the Las Vacas country, the scene of one of
the recent disturbances between the ban
dlts and the Mexican troops, to Investigate
the conditions there. While he will report
his findings to the State department, he
Is making the Investigation entirely on his
Several dispatches received through of
ficial sources and apparently corroborating
cress telegrams regarding the trouble at
Las Vacas were made public today. They
Indicate that at the Las Vacas fight sev
eral days ago nine Mexican soldiers and
twelve bandits were killed. Captain Perez,
presumably a Mexican officer, was wounded
three times. After their repulses, the ban
dits took refuge In the mountains and the
prediction was made that they would be
driven north to Texas.
Offlcals of the administration familiar
with conditions In Mexico and also the
members of the Mexican embassy predict
an early subsidence of the present Insur
SITUATION AT TABRIZ ACUTE
Forelarn Residents ' Fear Trouble ' for
Them in Kvent Fiurht1na;
T likes Place In Streets.
LONDON, July 1. The s'lu-llon
Tabrix. Persia, continues to bo very seri
ous. Private dispatches received here to
duy say that the people have erected barri
cades in the streets and tho fighting Is
going on night and day.
Tabriz and the entire province of Azer
baijan are strong-holds of tho revolution
lsts and the arrival there yesterday of
troops to strengthen the forces of the
shah has Increased the danger of the
situation. The entry of the troops to the
city is opposed by the revolutionary
forces. All the bazaars have been closed,
and there has been some looting of the
residences of delegates to tho assembly
and business houses.
Increasing cause for alarm Is found In
the fact that Tabriz is surrounded by
Rachin Khan and his horsemen. They are
supporters of the shah and utterly with
out discipline. Should these riders be
turned 'loose on the city the Uvea of even
the foreigners there would be In danger
8T. PETERSBURG. July 1. The fighting
which took place at Tabriz. Persia, yester
day, according to reports that have Just
Come to hand via Baku, approached the
dimensions of a real battle. Eighty men
are reported killed and many more were
COUNT ZEPPELIN'S AIRSHIP
Attracts Great Deal of Attention at
Lucerne, Where it Makes
FRIEDRISCHAFEN, July 1. A telephone
message from Lucerne, Switzerland, says
that Count Von Zeppelin Is maneuvering
over that city and the lake of Lucerne In
his steerable balloon. Tourists and the local
population have gathered on the lake front
and cheering the enormous air craft
as It circles over the lake, apparently under
the absolute control of its pilots.
It was Count Von Zeppelin's Intention to
remain In the air all day.
It Is supposed that the proposed voyage
to Mayence will be postponed for a week
or two owing to the necessity of accumula
ting an adequate supply of gas.
The Zeppelin airship reached Baslle at
10:30 and Lucerne at 12:2. It Is now, at 6
o'clock In the afternoon, returning to Lake
Constance via Zurich. ,
GOULD MAY NOT SEE WEDDING
Urother of M me. Anna, with Wife,
Plans to Take Motor Tour
PARIS, July 1. Mr. and Mrs. George J.
Gould and family left Paris yesterday
morning. The newspapers announce that
they are to take a three weeks' automobile
trip, through Franco. If this Is true, Mr.
Gould will not be present at the marriage
of his sister which will lake place within a
few days In London.
Cholera :n Philippines.
MANILA, July 1. The cholera has again
spread from Pangasin province to the
province of Neuva Kcija through recent
festivals. Only one town is affected, and
tho authorities are endeavoring to confine
the disease there. Pungaslnan and Caplx
are the only provinces In which the epi
demic Is serious and the total number of
casts shows a slight decrease. Manila Is
entirely free from the dlease.
.New Haaslen Steel Trust.
ST. PETERSBURG. July l.-lt is reported
In commercial circles here that negotia
tions for the formation of a Russian t-e4
trust have betn resumed in Paris. French
and Belgian bankers are taking an Impor
tant part ta ths projected suUrbrlas
LFT NOW PRIVATE CITIZEN
Begins Routine Work by Signing Re
sponses to Congratulations.
MESSAGES FROM ALL OVER WORLD
.o Definite Choice of Cnmpalan Man
aser Ha Been Made Vorys
to Have Subordinate
WASHINGTON, July 1. Secretary
War llliam H. Taft today relinquished to
other hnniU the reins of official position
and once more became a private citizen.
After having been the executive head of
the War department for four years and
five months ho retires now to undertake
the duties and responsibilities of a candi
date for the preMrtcncy.
Mr. Taft's final duty at tho War deport
ment was the presentation of his successor,
Luke E. Wright. He said he regarded It
Is not merely a duty, but a pleasure to In
duct Governor Wright Into his new office
and to "start him on the way he should
As a rrlvnte citizen Mr. Taft Is "Inclined
to the opinion." as he expressed It, that
he will have enough to do for a few months
to occupy the "attention of any reasonable
His routine campaign work began today.
It was commonplace enough, In a way, as
It consisted of signing several thousand
letters which he had written in response
to congratulatory messages received by
mall and by telegraph. These came not
only from every- part of this country, but
substantially from every part of the civil
Friends In Many Climes,
In most of the Important countries of the
world Mr. Taft has warm personal friends
and who took delight In sending him felici
tations and good wishes. It Is doubtful
whether any man nominated for public
office In recent year received bo many
messages of congratulation as has Mr. Taft.
They are contained In Beveral large boxes
and constitute a veritable library.
Despite rumors and conjectures regarding
the selection of a chairman of the repub
lican national committee, assurance is given
that the choice of Mr. Taft has as yet
fallen on no man. Tentatively at least two
doelslons have been reached since the sub
committee of the national committee con
ferred with Mr. Taft In Cincinnati June
20, but In both Instances the decision prac
tlcally had to be abandoned.
Mr. Taft expects to have a conference
on the subject late this afternoon with
Arthur I. Vorys, the Ohio manager of his
preliminary campaign. It is reasonably cer
tain that Mr. Vorys himself will not be se
lected, although he Is likely to be ldentl'
fied with the campaign In an Important
General Wrlnht Takes Oath
At noon today General Wright took the
oath of office as secretary of war. Escoittd
by the retiring secretary, William H. Tuft,
Governor Wright passed from the private
office ofvthe secretary to the general re
ception room. There, surrounded by prom
inent army officers and officials of the
War department, the oath was administered
tq Secretary Wright by John B. Randolph,
tte veteran assistant to Chief Clerk Sclio-
fleld of the department.
Mr. Randolph had administered the oath
of office to four previous secretaries. In
eluding Mr. Taft.
An Informal reception of the bureau
chiefs, division chiefs and clerks of the
department and army officers stationed In
Washington was held In the secretary's
private office by Mr. Taft and Secretary
Soon after the reception Mr. Taft, ac
companied hy Secretary Wright, went to
the home of General Clarence R. RA
wards, chief of the bureau of Insular nf
fairs, for luncheon. Other guests at the
luncheon were: Mr. Taft, Miss Helen Taft
Master Charlie Taft and Mr. and Mrs.
Another Denlnl of Story.
Secretary Taft at 2:45 o'clock this after
noon, personally denied the statement
which Is printed In many cities to the ef
fect that Frank II. Hitchcock has bten
finally selected by him to be recommended
to the subcommittee of the national re
publican committee for appointment as
chairman of that committee.
Mr. Taft reiterated that he has made no
selection as yet, nor does he expect to
do so until ho has had an opportunity to
confer with the subcommittee. Mr. Hitch
cock Is not In Washington today, but Is
expected to return tomorrow. Secretary
Taft was Just about beginning a conference
at his home with Arthur I. Vorys of Ohio
NEW STAR ON JULY FOURTH
Official Flags Must Carry Added Ea
blem On and After That
WASHINGTON, July 1. After July 4 all
flags made for the use of the governmen
will contain forty-six stars tn the field or
union, to conform In number to the states.
The additional star follows the admission
of Oklahoma to the family of state, an
act of congress In the early part of tb
nineteenth century requiring that on the
admission of a new state one star Is
be added to the union of the flag, to tak
effect on the Fourth of July next, su
ceedlng such admission. Oklahoma came
Into the union November 16 last. The
forty-six stars are to be In six rows, the
first, third, fourth srd sixth rows to hav
eight stars and the second and fifth row
seven stars each. The stars rests on a blue
field. A great many American flags now
flying from public buildings will have
bo altered to meet the new conditions.
PASSENGER HITS WORK TRAIN
One Fatally Hurt and Several Injure
In Rock Island Smaahup at
DES MOINES, In., July 1. The ojt
goti.g Imllanola train on the Hock Island
loaded with Des Moines passengers, hit
Great Western work train at East Seven
tecnth street at 11.35 this morning. Uve
tight persons were seriously Injured. On
An ambulance was called from Merc
hospital to bring the Injured to the hopl
tat. A detail of police have also been sen
LIFE SENTENCE FOR ORCHARD
Board of Pardons
Death Penalty la
BOIBE. Idaho, July 1. The State Board
of Pardons today commuted the sentence
of Harry Orchard, who was under sentence
lo hang neat Friday for the murder of
former Governor Frank Bleunenberg, to
ranriaonmeat for life.
MINNESOTA STATE CONVENTION
l ittle Controversy Over Offices Save
Governor an J Two Railroad
ST. PAfl,. July l.-The four ranlHat'S
for the republican nomination for governor
having faMed at conterences last nigh' to
gree on a temporary chnirman, tne mat
er was scheduled when the state conven-
on met today to bo fought out on the
oor of the convention.
Among the men proposed for the plic?
ere Congressman James A. .Tawney, F.
Stevens and Judge J. H. Steele. The
eniporary chairmanship out of the way.
tho Indications were that the convention
would peedlly complete Its work. There
as a prospect of a contest In the reso.u-
ons committee at least on the question
county option. The only places on the
ticket over which any fights were ex
pected were the nominations for governor
nd for two railroad rommlssloncrahlps.
ndicalions this morning were J. F. Jacob-
son would be nominated for governor on
he ilrst ballot.
Jacob E. Jacobson was nominated for
governor by acclamation.
Adolph o. Eberbuil -was then unani
mously nominated for lieutenant governor,
tho office he now holds.
Secretary of State Julius A. Schmahl was
renominated by acclamation,- as waa State
Treasurer Clarence C. Dinehart.
George, T. Simpson, at present assistant
ttorney general, waa nominated for attor
ney general without opposition.
NEGRO HELD ON SUSPICION
Poatnl Officials otlflcd of Arrest of
Man in Connection with Mall
WASHINGTON. July l.-F. E. McMlllen,
shlef inspector of the Postofflee depart
ment was today notified of the capture and
rrest at Monroe, Minn., of Charles Steven,
alias Charles Savage, a negro, In connection
with tho recent robbery at Kansas City
Mo., of a $50,000 through registered pouch
of mall from Los Angeles to New York
The negro was Identified by a photograph
and officials of the Postofflee department
assume that he Is' the man wanted for the
alleged robbery. A reward of 13,000 was pf
fered by the department for the arrest and
conviction of the perpetrator. An Inspector
will be sent to Monroe. The negro, who Is
about 30 years of age, will be taken to
Kansas City for trial. The mall pouch,
which was stolen at the transfer point In
Kansas City, had already been recovered
Stevens, It Is said, served a sentence of six
years for the robbery of mall at Salt Lake
City end Portland, Ore., and once was ar
rested In connection with a $10,000 diamond
ring robbery at Portland, Ore.
MONROE, Mich., July I. The negro ar
rested here today on suspicion of being
Charles Stevens, suspected of tho regis
tered mall robbery at Kansas City, denies
that he Is Stevens, and declares that he had
nothing to do with tne robbery.
COLLEGE MEN STUDY NATIONS
After Tour They Will Itetnrn to Be
come Home Missionaries Anions
NEW YORK, July l.-Six young college
graduates connected with Young Men's
Christian association, will Ball today In the
steerage for Europe In the Holland-Ameri
can llnr Rotterdam for a year of study
In the countries of Europe, from which
Immigration to this country Is most
marked. They are under pledge when they
return to devote five years of ,work at
least In connection with the Young Men's
Christian association, among foreign peo
ple In the anthracite coal regions.
The tour Is under the general direction
of Dr. Edward A. Stelner, of Iowa college.
The young men are E. E. Bohner, former
traveling student secretary for the Penn
sylvania Young Men's Christian associa
tion; V. C. Harts, Jr., a graduate of the
association Institute and training school
at Chicago; II. A. McConnaughey, class of
08, Oberlln, and J. H. Dague, Jr., class of
06,. Washington and Jefferson.
RAILROAD EARNINGS REDUCED
Wall Street Jonrnal Estimates They
Are Hundred Eight Millions
Leas Thnn Year Ago,
NEW YORK, July l.-The gross earn
ings of the railroads of the United States
for the fiscal year ending June $0 were
estimated by the Wall Street Journal to
day to amount to $2,477.30i,fi56. a decrease
of $10S.08.3tG as compared with last year.
The net earnings of the railroads are esti
mated at I718.M2.578, a decrease of $121,273,-
3(3. These estimates are based on the earn
ings of 105 of the leading railroads for ten
months or more.
The paper estimates also during May and
June the gToss receipts of the railroads
are showing a net loss at the rate of tM,
000,000 a year in gross and of $300,000,000 In
KANSAS GETS WORE MOISTURE
Many Portions of State Are Visited
by Italn Cloudburst tn Paw
TOPEKA. Kan., July 1. Many portions
of Kansas wera flooded hy heavy rains
last nluht. St. Marys and Rossville report
ever four Inches of rain, while Valley
Falle had the heaviest downpour In years.
Near Merldan and Ozuwklc two Santa Fe
track washouts are reported.
In Topeka the fall was close to two
Inches and the Kaw Is rising. A terrific
cloudburst of twelve Inches Is reported
from Pawnee county and much wheat was
FIRST NEW WHEAT ON MARKET
Produce Rxrhnna Brokers of New
York Del In Cereal Price
NEW YORK. July l.-I rHu e txchang
hrok'TS deslt in this season's growth of
wheat yesterday for thu first tint". Ther?
was not the same Jclltflcatlon hs took f l ice
on the cotton exchange when the first bale
of cotton of the season was sold, and tho
new wheat did not bring as much as lust
year's, yield deliverable In July. In all 6o,
U"0 bushels ot the new wheat were sold,
and the price was 94 cents a bushel, c. 1. f..
New York. July wheat sold yesterday at
'he close at Vi cents a bushel.
SHERMAN IS READY TO LEAVE
Vice Presidential Candidate Will
part Thursday for Home la
CLEVELAND. O., July I. Congressman
Sherman, after a good night's rest, spent
this morning In chatting with friends and
in making final preparations for his de
parture tomorrow morning for his home In
Utica, N. Y. U will be accompanied on
his homeward Journey by Mrs. Sherman,
who has also greatly Improved In health
and spirts during ths last few days.
TOWSE IN THE RACE
Announcement is Made After the
New Yorker Had Visited Bryan.
EVENTS MAY HAVE NO RELATION
Candidate Will Not Say Bryan Favori
Him and Latter is Silent.
TALKS VAGUELY OF PLATFORM
Free with Gcneraliiation, but Not
Willing to Be Specific.
MAKING NOTIFICATION PLANS
Lincoln People Mnrh Desire that the
Ceremony Shall Take Place nt the
nrain Home Instead of In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., July 1. (Special Tele
gram. 1 Chnrles A. Towne of New York
announced his candidacy for vice presi
dent here this nTternoon. He established
a lobby In Lincoln to work on uu(ern
delegates In his behalf and left at 6 o'clock
for Denver. Before leaving Mr. Towne had
a conference with Mr. Bryan and gave out
an expression on certain planks of tho
platform. To newspaper men he said re
garding his candidacy:
"Should the nomination for the vice pres
idency be tendered me I will accept It. I
hnve assurances that I enn get support
from the New York delegation."
To others Mr. Towne was more communi
cative. "I want the nomination." he said
to friends. "I am well known In the wet
and can get support In this section of the
country a well as In tho east I hsve forty
votes on the New Y'ork delegation and I
believe I can get the full delegation to
support me." Mr. Towne then solicited
support from numerous prominent demo
crats In Lincoln and requested them to
speak a good word to eastern delegates in
Speaking of the platform Mr. Towne said
It would contain a plank on the Injunction
matter which would be plain and easily
understood, though he would not outline It.
He favored a plank providing for compul
sory srbH ration of labor disputes. The
platform he said would be a "progressive
Mr. Towno wss recently In Lincoln and
spoke at the urlversity commencement,
and to the Bryan Traveling Men's club.
At that time It was published that he
would likely be picked by Bryan for his
running mate, and now since Judge Gray
Is self eliminated the forecasters are say
ing Towne will be the man, and they are
using the Towne argument as a basis for
their conclusions. John W. Kern, the In
diana man who wants to be vice president,
and whose home delegates have knocked
on, Is expected In tonight or In the morn
ing, and It Is the talk around the hotel
lobbies that hs Is dons for. Towns stock
has gone tip sky high.
Bryan Silent on Preference.
At the cor elusion of the Towne Interview
the master of Falrxlcw let Blip the Infor
mation that he had been glad to see Mr.
Towne. He had nothing further to say.
Mr. Towne laughingly dodged Interroga
tion as to whether Mr. Bryan had singled
him out for support In his canvass for the
vice presidential nomination. Previous to
Mr. Townee' visit, however, Mr. Bryan
had practically sot at rest, temporarily, at
least, reports that he favored Mr. Towne.
"Mr. Towne Is quoted as staling that
you some time ugo assured Mr. Towns that
he woull be acceptable to you; Is that
true?" Mr. Bryar1 was asked.
"He meant that I was favorable to them,"
said Mr. Bryan, with stress on the last
word and with a wave of the arm. Indica
ting the galaxy of favorite sons whose
names have been mentioned In connection
with the nomination for a running mate.
Mr. Bryan is slleut on all matters per
taining to probable action by the conven
tion In order to disarm probable criticism
on the score that he Is attempting to dic
tate. His Intimates here have taken the cue,
and If he has confided his wishes to any
of them, they are guarding their secrets
well. Mayor Brown,, who Is a delegate-at-large
and Nebraska's choice for member of
the resolutions committee, Is generally cred
ited with being the man In Lincoln who
knows Mr. Bryan's wishes for a platform.
He and Mr. Bryan see each other almost
daily and talk freely by telephone. Mr.
Brown Is In thorough sympathy with Mr.
Bryan on all political subjects and will
closely reflect the latler's views at Denver.
Plans for Notification,
A movement with much local enthusiasm
back of It has been started here to have
Mr. Bryan, In the event of his nomination
for the presidency at Denver, receive the
notification committee at Falrview. In ad-varx-e
of action by the convention the sub
ject Is one on which Mr. Bryan will not
talk. Mayor Brown of Lincoln and Tom 8.
Allen, Mr. Bryan's brother-in-law, were lu
conference with the democratic leader at
Falrview last nlht or. the subject, but
details are lacking.
Among many of Mr. Bryan's friends It Is
believed that valuable political Capiat
could be Made by having the notlf'ciilon
tuke place 111 sonio large city, preferably
New York. It is argued that the nsturtl
rntliusiusm ot such an occasion should bj
made the ,nost of as a campaign asset.
Mr. Bryan arose early today and with hi
secretary, Rober. F. Rose, renewed hi at.
Jack on an immense pile of correspond
Mr. Bryan's first public engagement be
fore th i convention Is nhcduled fcr Fri
day night, when he will b ire guest of tna
Iowa Traveling Men's association t a ban
quet here. Mr. tsryan, nowever, win mt
no s t speech.
"I 11 let others do the talking," said hs
today. " They've heard me too often. Just
a few remarks, that's all."
When Mr. Bryan was shown the report
that he was credited with favoring John
B. Sianchfleld of New York for vlce-presl-derx
In the event that Judge Oray Is not
available, he said:
"The vlco-presidcncy Is a matter t will
Other callers today wero W. H. Dewey
of Charlton, la , candidate for e'tctor ot
the Eighth distilcl of Iowa; H. McBrlnn
of Junction City, Kan.; the Rev. Oeorge J.
Batty and Mrs. Batty of Avocs, Neb., anl
Ueorje Wagner of Topeka, Kan.
The a'.r at Falrview was, cool and refrh
Ing and Mr. and Sir.. Bryan and Secre ary
Robert F. Roa worked diligently on ths
correspondence. Mr. Bryan was called
away from this duly by his visitors, but
Mrs. Bryan and Mr. Rose stayed right w.th
the correspondence. They nearly oaught up
and ths candidate's desk was reasonably
clean ef wnanswsr4 leUega,
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