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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 1G.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1908 TEX FAGES.
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BRYAN WAVE GROWS
Boom of Nebraskan Beaches Irresist
HUES ABANDON THE FIGHT
Delaware and Minnesota Delegations
Only Ones Standing Out
IEW YORK REFUSES TO COME OUT
lilence of Tammany Crowd Ends Op
position to Bryan.
FENNSYLVANIA ELECTS GUFFEY
Iryan Men Claim Mne Beat '
Tkrr Will Elect Another Man If
Convention Scute Their Del- -Kalr
DENVER. July 1 Above the hubbub of
lila last itrenuou day before tie demo
rratlo national convention thesj many de
relnrment of the day a'and out prom-
aiently: The wave of Bryan rentlment
laa Increased to apparently overwhelming
ind IrreMitable proportions, and the nom
ination of the Nebraskan utmi now as
lured beyond any feaaonable doubt unless
ume unlocked for reversal of present con
All efforts to unlie on a vice presidential
tandtdate hove proved futile and the con
tention will begin its dellberatlone tomor
row with the content for second place wide
A majority of the Pennsylvania delega
ton In caucus named Colonel James M.
Buffey as national committeeman. In open
leflanc of Mr. Bryan demand for h'.a
llaplacemtnt, and on the heell of Ouffey's
Ringing public arraignment of Bryan aa
l "hj poerite. Ingrate and falsifier."
A minority of the Pennsylvania delega
tion held a rump caucus, which sought
to depose Guffey from leadership and In'
itnll James Kerr, a Brj an man. aa Penn
The New Vork delegation appointed a
tonimlttee of ten to draft a platform and
. aamed Judge Alton B. Parker, the demo
tratlc standard-bearer of 1W, aa the New
Tork representative on the platform Com
iltWe. The New York caucus was rllent
n the pr.sl.'entlal and vice presidential
lltuotlcn and New Tork still falls to show
The democratic rational commit r.-o l-f Id
1 first rree'.lnt to consider contests, which
resulted In the d smUsal of Smator Mc
Tarren'a New York contests and the Beat
tig of Roger Bulllvan's Ililno delegates.
Stat Delegations Organise.
The foregoing .are only the main fea
ture of a eventful day-a day marked
fcy the culmination of that noisy demon
it rat Ion w! Ich .urhcrs In a national con
tention, with delegatlona and their hosta
If followers pouring Into town, with bands
and marching rlubs vleln In turbulent
lemor stratlon. and wl h streets and hotel
lobbies filled With surglnj crowd. Amid
ill this confusion the men of action have
u-ork-d nrKcjsrtngly.' M"st or the state,
iffect d thel." organ'satlon. electing mem
bers of the committees which will serve
tomorrow. Aalda from the many private
tonf remes over candidates and platform.
1. o day las been one of preparation and
ojsiness detail for the coming assemblage.
The arrivals during the day and tonight
jave practically completed the roster of
itnto delegations and have given a clear
dea of tbe aggregate "strength commanded
!y the Bryan force. It has been one con
tinuous swelling of th Bryan chorus, with
nly scattering accessions for other candl
tatcs. Thli l.aj beco.ne so apparent that
:he nomli.uilen of Mr. Bryan seems ae-
lured, not nly by the required two-thirds
ole, of the convention, but by practically
in unanimous vote, except that of Minne
sota and Dr la ware, whose representatives
till Iprlst they will be ateadfast to the
tnd for their favorite sons, and scattering
intl- Bryan votes from Oeorgia, New York,
Pennsylvania, Maine and ecveral other to
talities a scattered opposition dwarfed by I
the tiiagnltude of Mr. Bryan' total.
Mew York Remains Mate.
While this steady tide of Bryan strength
Das been setting In the allied opposition
aave been looking Intently but vainly tow
trd New York, for It has been recognised
'.hat Cl lef Murphy, the political genius of
Ihe delegation held a key which might
unloosen a movement of genuine force
(gainst the Nebraekan. Wlt,h New York
Uklng the lead and throwing Ita seventy
tight votes against him, duffey and his
Pennsylvania cohorts would have fol
lowed suit; Georgia waa wavering and
likely to turn a block of southern strength
away from Bryan and thia with the or
tantsed strength of Johnson and Gray,
'aught have given vitality to the allied
opposition, but all these reckonings have
Dome to naught because of New York's
persistent silence. Mr. Murphy la neither
air Bryan or against him, and with this
Veaderlees, aimless situation, the allied op
position has alowly crumbled to pieces- It
Murphy has waited for some one elee to
take the lead, aa la generally believed, he
will have the satisfaction of going back to
New York wtlh the declaration that It
would have been lacking In political sagac
ity lor New York to act against Bryan
until the aggregate strength of the opposi
tion) was demonstrated to be sufficient to
What AatU Espected.
For the first time tonight the allied op
position dltclosed figures showing what
aUght have happened had New York an
nounced a4 me outset that Its aeveuty-eight
votes would be swung against Bryan. Ac
cording to this table a totul of 341 votes, or
considerably more than the necessary num
ber to block a Bryan nomination, would
have swung Into line with New York.
The cUlut in detail li ae follows:
A lab a M.
kel Virginia ...
aw (ft laiuuu ...
Mas. hssttla ...
h w tioivaire ,
4 Nw Jroey . .
1 Nw York
1 Hhl U1&114
i 1 hio
, wiacoaita ....
. "rurto Rico ...
The total vote of the convention le 1.002,
the one-third necessary to prevent a nom
ination being S34, whereas the allied oppo
sition claimed ftfieer. In excess of this
requirement had New York furnished tho
A ir.leiinj waa held late thie evening ef
tho var'.i us anti-Bryan elements, during
which the situation was fully canvassed
and a practical agreement reached that It
ass futile to continue the fight in view
t New York's Inaction.
tatae ef Pennsylvania right.
Tbe heated contest In the Pennsylvania
Ulagauon raged around Mr. Guffey. but
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acconnts of the democratic national
convention, supplemented by the regu
lar Associated Frees reports.
Wave of Bryan sentiment In Denver has
reached auch proportions that allies havo
abandoned attempt to prevent nomination
of the Nebraskan. Indications that only
delegations that will vote solidly against
him are Minnesota and Delaware. Fage 1
Dahlman Democracy, one hundred strong,
leaves for Denver, where they expect to
be the big noise, Roger Sullivan having
promised to have htn band meet the boys
when they arrive In the convention city.
Number of prominent republicans are at
Hot Springs, Va., where numerous con
ferences are being held preparatory to the
selection of a republican national com
mitteeman. Fage a
National committee at Denver divides
the contests up before subcommittees,
which act during the day. Boss McCarren
loses the fight In New York, Pennsylvania
puts Guffey back In place aa national
committeeman. Fage 8
Johnson men say they have no intention
of withdrawing their candidate. Johnson
Is suggested for cabinet. Fage 8
Backers of Judge Gray of Delaware are
pleased at progress of hie fight for first
(lace. Fage 1
Sixty head of fat young cattle stolen
from feed yard near Beatrice. Fagw 3
Lincoln experiences the. severest flood
In Its history, causing heavy property
loss and one death. Severe flood In west
ern portion caused by overflow of the
Nemaha, Page 1
Shah of Persia Is, pursuing his enemies
relentlessly. Fage X
Fire at Point au Prince, Haytl, destroys
one-third of the city. Fage 1
Application la made In the London reg
istry office for license for the Sagan
Gould marriage. Fage 1
The 1 news of the withdrawal from the
fight of Senor Arias of Panama and the
dispatch of troops to the country has
pleased the entire republic. Fage 1
Harry B. Davis, coroner and popular
business man, Is at rest In Forest Lawn
cemetery, the funeral being held Monday
afternoon and In charge of the Elks lodge.
Reports from retail merchants of .Ne
braska collected by a St. Louis trade
paper Dhow that 80 per cent of the mer
chants expect to do as much business and
buy aa many goods as last year. Fage 10
Mrs. James C. Dahlman is Interviewed
for the Chicago Tribune and says that
everyone in Nebraska Is for Bryan, as he
Is a nice man with a sweet disposition,
regardless of his malicious attack on
Colonel Guffey of Pennsylvania. Fage 3
Newspapers of the entire country are
boosting the National Corn Exposition to
be held In Omaha DecemBer 9 to 19, while
the Burlington Railroad company nas em
ployed Its representative, who will travel
over the west In the Interests of the big
exposition. Fage 8
COafHEXCIAX AJTS XXDUSTUAX.
Live stock market. Fage T
Grain markets. Fage T
Stocks and bonds. Fage T
Results of the ball games:
Denver vs. Pueblo 4.
2 New York vs. Cincinnati 1.
1 Brooklyn vs. Chicago 4.
2 Pittsburg vs. Philadelphia 1.
6 Philadelphia vs. New York 5.
h ImilHiiapolis vs. Columbus 2.
b Toledo vs. Louisville 4.
Si l'uul va Kansas City 1.
6 Minneapolis v. Milwaukee 0
MOTCKESTI or OCCAM TXA1C8KZF8.
rori. Arrtvrd. Balled
KKW YORK Mum-lull
MVILU (. le-loni.
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NOISE COSTS NRIZA HIS LIFE
Worry Over Fourth of July Celebra
tion Causes Death of Chl
CHICAGO. July S -Suffering all th
agony, physical and mental, and exr.lblting
many of the symptoms that acoawipan
death by poisoning, John Nrrixa died yes
terday, the victim of hallucination and
auto-suggestkm. It is believed his condi
tion resulted from worry because of Fourth
of July noise. Attending physicians found
no trace of poison In their examination of
JUDGE LOCHREN RESIGNS
M. D. Pnrdy Appointed to rill Va
cancy of Federal District Court
WASHINGTON. July 1 The president
has acoepted the resignation of Judge Wil
liam Lochren, judge of the United 4tatee
district court for the dlatrlct of Minnesota
at St. Paul and hag appointed K. D. Purdy
present assistant to tha attorney general
to flU the vacancy
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JIM TRAIN ISflEAVY LADEN
Dahlman Special Has Hundred Men
and Two Hundred "Cases.".
"WILL BE BIG NOISE," THEY SAY
Five Pullmans and One Bagaiasxe Tar
Compose the Train that Gore to
Denver Over the I'nlon
One hundred pemons 2T0 cases and ten
barrels of beer, three tons of Ice, two
whole cheeses, ten gallons of pickles and
olives, and 100 loaves of rye bread this Is
the 'personnel" of the Dahlman Democ
racy special train which pulled out of
lnlon station over the Vnlon Pacific at
10:28 Monday morning for Denver and the
The train was composed of five Pullmans
and one baggage car, the baggage car
being turned over to the commissary de
partment. It was well provisioned and was
v!slt"l frequently by the Jims even before
Ihe train pulled out. On each side of the
commissary car were stretched long ban
ners containing the words: "Dahlman
Democracy Club," and the locomotive was
dneorated with bunting and Tags, A large
Dahlmnn banner was carried from Omha
and at Columbus Harry V. Hayward, wear
ing a badge proclaiming him to be the
"Special Emissary of the Eryon Volun
teers," waa to get the Volunteer banner.
J. B. Campbell pulled out the 'Dahlman
speclnl and Tom Cahlll was the conductor.
At North Platte they were to turn the
train over to another crew and at Grand
Island another engine waa to be attached
to the special. The democrats took along
plenty of bunting and will decorate the
second locomotive and pull Into Denver
with flying colors. The train Is scheduled
to arrive In Denver early Tuesday morn
lng and Mayor Dahlman has arranged with
Roger 8ulllvan to have his band meet the
delegates and escort them to the con v en
tlon hall. When the convention meets the
Dahlman Democracy will parade around
the hall with the Cook County Marching
club. Tammany and other large demo
Big Ttolee at Denver.
"We will be right In It out at Denver,"
said T. J. O'Connor, secretary of the
Dahlman Democracy. "The mayor Is the
'big noise' out there, you know, and
nothing will be too good for us. We propose
to let everyone know that Omaha Is on
the map and that Jim Dahlman Is mayor
of Omaha and that he is democracy's can
didate for governor."
The Jims wore large badges with the pic
turea of Bryan and Dahlman, carried trl-
colored umbrellas and Ak-Sar-Ben horns,
and had 1,000 "Dahlman for Governor'
badges with them to pin on other dele
gates when they reach Denver.
These went on the Jim special to Denver
Dr. M. B. Burrus.
J. G. Weber.
Mrs. C. Hanlon.
H. M. Svenecnshen.
O. H. Mark.
K. J. Flynn.
C. A. Hass.
Charles A. Shabata.
T. J. O'Connor.
M. - A. Reagan.
J. E. Reagan.
H. H. Budfjett.
E. F. Kelly.
V. T. McDonough.
W. P. Lynch.
H. T. Hunter.
John A. O'Neill.
F. W. Anheuser.
Jeff. Bedford. ,
C. H. Myrick.
J. O. Bone.
K M. Bonce.
M. R- Huntington andjohn Matferns.
wife. w. v. Hneeiy.
Jr seph Franka. Ernest Mertens.
William Paaft andHenry Keating.
W. D. Williams
F. J. Mack.
L. J. Plattl.
J. T. Sutler.
John L. Neble.
J. E. Busch.
P. C. Heafey.
F. H. Good.
R. U. Wolfe
George W. Brown.
A. O. Matter.
J. F. Morlartv.
Mrs. J. Wise.
Henry Cook and wife
H. M. Bplelman and
M. H. Sullivan
J. D. RvnoUls.
A. F. Reynolds.
I, V. Smith.
A. N. Frick.
W. C. Edrniston.
Oeorge B. Fltzpatrick.George
C. Epstein. J. M. Criswell
M. Archer. Ely Eaton.
E. B. McDermott. ' Nick Vargarereskl.
J. F. Young. Nick Frits. Pender.
W. T. Gottlob andP. E. Ruffner. Platts
I. Bygland. Carl Fay, Clinton.
SEVENTY-TWO DEAD ON FOURTH
All Records for "Deaths Since 189W
BrokenThlrteen More Than
CHICAGO, July S.-The Tribune toda
says seventy-two dead and 2.73S Injured
are the second-day totals of the accident
attending the celebration of the Fourth
of July In the Vnlted States. This breaks
all records for deaths since ISM).
The number of deaths this year re
i ported up to S o'clock this morning
thirteen more than at the same time last
year. In 1905 fifty-nine were dead at the
same hour. The number of Injuries, how
ever. Is only two-thirds of the average for
the last five years. This Is regarded as
an Indication that the agitation for a sane
fourth Is having its effect.
This year's fire loss is 1535,463. which is
about the average Jt the lust ten years.
George Ma Icy Read.
DE3 MOINES. la., July 6 decree Maley
i Read, commander of Crocker Post of the
grand army, tnd treatuier of the Brother
hood of American Yecmen, died yesterday
morning at his home In this city, at the
age of &i rars. Death was due to a
stroke ct paralysis coming xhortly after
a trip to Cedar Rapids one month ago.
where he attended the state convention of
the grand army. While there Mr. Read
marched In the parade and It Is thought
that the exercise was too much for his
Mrs. Ella B. Arnold.
Mrs. E la B. Arnold, wife of M. W. Ar-
nod. 12:& North Twenty-seventh avenje.
; dej pf tuberculosis of the lungs at her
home at 4 o'clock Monday morning. She 's
the woman for whose benefit the first col
lection was taken Sunday by the new North
Preebylerlan church. Her husband r.ai
work, but hla income is meager. They havj
no children. Funeral arrangements are not
yet complete, but Rev. M. V. Higbee will
conduct the service Tuesday at 10 a. m.
Kills Divorced Hasbaad.
IOLA, Kaa., July . Mrs. Arlie M. Hea
too shot and killed her divorced husband,
Clint M. Heaton, in his restaurant here
shortly after midnight last night. 6 lie
then attempted to shoot Mrs. Ella GUI.
to whom Heaton was eald to hsve been
engaged. She snapped the revolver twice
Coal Ml acre Declare Strike.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala, July (.The coal
miners of this district have declared a
strike. The sheriff has appointed deputies
la aaliclnaUoa of trouaUs
CLAIRVOYANT GETS HUNDRED
Pair Wllk Second lah, Are
Fonad In Fremont, t.o Bark
MITCHELL. 8. D., July . (Special. )-
Trusting Implicitly In the ability of a man
and woman clairvoyant to work a charm
In her behalf whereby she was to be bene
fited In a certain matter that laid close to
her heart, a young business Woman of this
city claims that she was buncoed out of
lluO In cash by the clairvoyants. The man
and woman stopped here a couple of weeks
ago and In one or two visitations the young
business woman became impressed with
heir seeming supernatural work, and when
he confidential matter was laid before
them by the aforesaid young woman they
promptly agreed to work the charm, pro
viding she could raise 1100. She turned the
money over to them and they put t'XO with
It. and the whole amount was placed In a
sack, which was given the young woman,
and she was told' to wear It around her
neck for four days and the charm would
work In that time.
The young woman become Impatient and
she removed the sack from her neck and
looked Into It. TTiere was nothing but
paper In the sack and her money was gone.
She hunted up the clairvoyants, but they
had left the city the night before. The
case was placed In the hands of the sheriff
and after two weeks' search the pair of
clairvoyants was locsted at Fremont, Neb.
Deputy Sheriff Plotner reached the city
with them this afternoon, and Tuesday
mornjng they will be given their prelim
inary examination before the justice of the
peace. The clairvoyants disclaim any In
tention to rob the young woman.
PEARY IS READY FOR JOURNEY
Has Only Mlnlmam Amount of' Sip-
plica for Trip to North
NEW YORK. July fl.-Wlth only a mini
mum amount of supplies and equipment.
Commander Peary's exploring ship, the
Roosevelt, will leave the pier at Bast
Twenty-fourth street at 1 o'clock today for
the Initial stsgc of Its journey toward the
north pole. Over (4.000 Is still lacking In
the estimate the explorer made sometime
ago of the smallest amount of money
necessary for another attempt to place the
Stare and Stripes over the geographical
point never before reached by human
'I haven't the supplies that I would
like to have," declared Commander Peary
last night, "but still I think we will be
able to pull through. With my experience
and knowledge of the country up there,
I think the expedition Is prepared for time
years In the arctic regions. If conditions
are favorable and I have no bad luck, I
will have, of course, to depend upon get
ting a good amount of wild game for food,
which I would not be so dependent upon if
I could obtain ull the provisions I expected
GEIS PLACED UNDER ARREST
Philadelphia Man Aclnsrd of Com
pllcltr In Mardir of Dr.
a W. II. Wilson.
PHILADELPHIA, July .-Under suspi
cion of knowing something of the case of
Dr. Wlllam H. Wilson of iU city, who died
June 2 after drinking poisoned ale, Fred
erick Gels, jr., a foreman In a well known
publishing bouse of Philadelphia, who waa
taken to police headquarters late last
night, was given a thorough examination
today by tbe detectives who are Investi
gating the murder. Gels Is not directly
accused of having caused Dr. Wilson's
death, but the police say he answers so
closely the description of the man wanted
that they were compelled to detain him.
After a pleliminary examination of Gela
at midnight last night. Superintendent of
Police Taylor said:
"While the case against Gels Is circum
stantial, I am quite sure he knows all about
the murder, although he denies all knowl
edge of It. As a result of Information we
have received I can say that another arrest,
that of a doctor, will be made as soon as
we can find him."
NOTICE OF WEDDING GIVEN
rrlnce Ilelte He Sagan Serves It
the Registry Office la
LONDON. July . Prince Hclle De Sagan
has given notice at the reglatry office In
this city of his Intention to marry Madame
Anna Gould. The date upon which the
marriage is to . occur Is not (riven In the
notice, but It probably will be celebrated
July T, or July 8.
A full calendar day must elapse between
the filing of the marriage notice and the
marriage, but thereafter the couple can
go to the registry any day during office
hours and demand that they bo married
Immediately. If married In any but the
Anglican church, a registrar must be
present to sign the registry.
Madame Gould and Prince De SaRan are
extremely reticent regarding their plans,
Their friends, however, ay that the
wedding will be very simple and a registry
PORT AU PRINCE ON FIRE
Flames Take One-Third of llaytlrn
City Before Gotten I nder
WASHINGTON, July s.-Amerlcan Mln
Ister Furrilss at Port Au Prince, Haytl,
today sent a dispatch to the state depart
ment regarding the conflagration ir. that
city. The message is timed 10 a. ra., July
0. and says:
"About one third of the city has been
tHally destroyed by fire which Is still
burning but apparently under
Until now tho legation of the
Scutes is safe."
Distribution uf Poulal Funds.
SIOL'X FALLS. S. D., July , (Special.)
Commencing with the first of the pres
ent month, a material change has been
made In the manner of the postmasters
of the first, second and third class offices
In the state have forwarded their funds
direct to the subtreasury In Chicago, and
only the postmasters of the fourth-class
offices sent their funds to Postmaster
Btltes, of the Sioux Falls postoffke, who
reshipped the funds to the subtreasury at
Chicago. L'nder the new order of things
the surplus of all the postof flees In South
Dakota will be sert direct to the Sioux
Falls postofflce. Tills will mean that the
clearings of Sioux Falls will be Increased
by many thousands of dollars each month
throughout the year. As the receipts of
some of the postofflcea amount to as
much as StO.OOO per year, the increased
amount of funds passing through ths
hands of the postofflce force In Sioux Fails
wUl each year amount to hundred of
thousands of dollars.
LINCOLN DEEP UNDER WATER
Heary Bain Causes Worst Flood in
History of the Town.
MANY SQUARE MILES OF WATER
One Man Drowned, Railroad Traffic
Stopped, City Wlthont F.lectrlc
Light or Gas Politicians
(Fram a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. July 6. (Special Telegrams
Heavy rain, continuing nine hours last
night and at times approaching the nature
of a 'cloudburst, caused serious flood con
ditions here today, shutting off all rail
road traffic and causing loss of life and
heavy property damage. The precipitation
was five Inches.
The flood here Is caused by the over
flowing of Salt and Antelope creeks.
The railroads fared fortunately and yet
they are now vlctlma of circumstances
Most of the Denven-bound trains got out
before the. deluge. Northwestern train,
due out of Lincoln at 1:50 p. in., la stuck
at Arbor, five miles north of town; one
Burlington train was caught. The Bur
lington depot is under a foot of water, the
Union Pacific three or four feet, the
Northwestern and Missouri Pacific and the
Rock Island stations are also deep In water.
Houses In many parts of the city are sub
merged and property loss will be great.
Many Miles of Water.
An area of five miles square Is covered by
the flood. West Lincoln is under water,
one man has been drowned, the gas com
pany's plant has been put out of commis
sion and hundreds have been driven from
their homes as a result of the rain. The
cell house at the penltentlnary Is under
water and the prisoners have been removed
to the old cell house. One of the towers
on the wall collapsed.
The Burlington depot is surrounded by a
lake which extends aa far west as the eye
can see and across the street ceast.
The Alabama delegation and' a portion of
the Ohio delegation are marooned at Have
lock. The shutting down of the gas plant has
stopped the machines In the newspaper
The man drowned Is William Nelson, a
milk dealer. He was attempting to rescue
his cows from the rising water.
A broad river separates Lincoln from
Fairview and the cars have ceased to run.
The water Is rising-at the rate of eight
Inches an hour.
WE8TON, Neb., July . The rain which
fell Sunday night has left the lowlands
east of here covered with water. There ts
no hor for a crop in that region. The
rolling land will hear a good crop.
BIG STORM CITS OFF FAIRVIEW
Bridge Out and Communication with
Lincoln la Dlfncolt.
FAIRVIEW, LINCOLN. Neb.. July .
With telephone wires out of commlHslon
and Fairview cut off from Lincoln hy a
washout on the trolley line, William J
Bryan had ample opportunity this morning
to peruse the strictures upon himself de
livered yesterday by Colonel J. M. Ourrey
national committeeman from Pennsylvania,
In response to Mr. Bryan's attack upon
himself In a speech en July 4. ,
I have nothing to say," was Mr. Bryan's
response to an Inquiry anent the Guffey
Last night's rain was torrential, accom
panted by 'vivid flashes of lightning and
the terrific roll of thunder for hours. The
last trolley cor from tho city to Fairview
as compelled to turn back. The rain
ceased at about daybreak and a large party
of repair men swarmed along the 'line to
drain off the flood and make restorations
where needed. Robert Rose, Bryan's prl
vate secretary, was driven from the tent,
which, by choice, he occupies on the Fair
vie lawn. He rescued his bedding, but extra
supply of clothing was soaked through,
As the Bryan household had retired for
the night, Mr. Rose sought and received
shelter at the nearby cottage of E. T,
Grantham. This morning Mr. Bryan fur
nished a bedraggled newspaper man who
had been marooned over night at Fairview
with a collar to replace one wrecked by
the storm. He Informed Mr. Rose that on
any similar occasions In the future Fair
view was to bo a life-saving station for all
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan narrowly escaped
being caught in the first downpour. They
had driven to the Rock Island depot to
greet some central Iowa democrats, who
were passing through and reached Fair
view just ahead of the flood. A half hour
later the road leading down the hill from
the Bryan home to the trolley line waa
a shallow river rushing down the rapids
with a roar like a small Niagara. The
Bryan hay crop suffered damage and the
poles on one side, of the newspaper tent
were thrown down by the sheer weight of
water which soaked the canvas.
For a time the Associated Press wlra to
Fairview was the only communication be
tween Fairview and the outside world,
but by 8 o'clock the telephone wires were
restored and Mr. Bryan endeavored to gain
news of the whereabouts of Theodore A.
Bell, the Callfornlan who Is to be tem
porary chairman of the convention at Den
er, and a ho was the most important visitor
The candidate's early attempts were not
successful. He was wondering how he and
Mr. Bell were to get together, as the road
seemed Imputable, and prospects for an
early resumption of street car service were
Repair men who reached Fairview at 9
o'clock reported that the trolley line bridge
over Antelope creek, a mile west of Fair-
view, had been washed away, together with
considerable trackage. They thought It
possible, di -spite t lie deep mud, thut a car
riage might get through by a roundabout
route. An automobile could not, by any
means, make the trip.
That this condition of affaiis should cxlt-t
at this particular lime, when the conven
tion is about to begin. Is regard d as
peculiarly unfortunate, as the downpour
was one of the heaviest in many year la
this vicinity. It is feared that Mr. yell,
who must lie In Denver tomorrow to open
the convention, may have found himself
the victim of delay on the railroad.
BREAK IS Hot K. ISLAND L1E
Washout Bis Miles West of Lincoln
CHICAGO, July 6. General Manager
Melcher of the Rock Island railroad has
ordered preparation of a special train. In
cluding the superintendent's business car,
which Is a combination diner and sleeper,
to wait at the west s.de of a break in the
line, which Is about six miles west of
Lincoln. The water is receding, although
It Is still raining, and It Is thought proba
ble by I or 4 o'clock It will be possible
for the marooned passenger to walk across
(Continued on Second Page.)
ORPHANS HAVE LOTS OF FUN
Little Fnlka from St. James Are (ilren
Annaal Outing r Knlahta
Whirled around the city In twenty
automobiles, taken to Krug's park to spiyut
the entire day, treated to Ice cream and
all the other things dear to childhood and
then given tickets by "Doc" Wnddcll for
the Sells-Floto circus next week as some
thing to look forward to, comprised the
entertainment of 130 children of St. James
orphanage given them by the Knights of
Columbus of Omaha Monday.
The automobiles furnished by the
Knights of Column? riu' others went to
the orphanage a few minutes after 9
o'clock and before 10 o'clock they were
loaded two or three deep with children rang
ing In age from 2 to 15 years. There were
so many little ones that nine of the
Sisters of Mercy from the orphanage ac
companied the party. They made a hasty
trip about the city, scores of the children
never having enjoyed the sensation of rid
ing In nn automobile before and wanted
to ride some more, but bfore noon the
entire party was within the gates at tho
pleasure resort. The little folks had free
trips on about everything in the park,
which was safe for children to ride; they
saw the old Dutch mill with Its splashing
woter wheels; 'experienced the sensation
of swlngoiit over the hill sides In the big
swings; heard all kinds of music and some
of them saw monkeys for the first time.
The children snw Just enough to make
them want to go to a circus and thVn
Doc" Waddet happened along and each
child went home clutching a real circus
ticket and next Tuesday the entire parts
will see the show.
Though It threatened rain during the
morning hours and did sprinkle at noon,
the children enjoyed the day, as It was
cool and comfortable and the big dinner
served for them was under shelter.
WATER SHUT OFF IN PARKS
Company Denies Supply to Clr as Re.
anlt of Controversy Over
True to Its notice to the Board of Park
commissioners that If Its bills for water
furnished Rlvervlew and Kountse parks.
Jefforson square and the parking on Capi
tol avenue, were not paid by July 1, water
would be turned off the parks, the Omaha
Water company on Sunday disconnected
the water supply to these four parks. The
bills are for water furnished since Jan
uary 1, 1406,' and aggregate I3.2S4.06.
Later In the day the company took pity
on the suffering animals In Rlvervivw
park and turned on the supply in the deer
pasture, but Superintendent Ad.tms of the
park was kept busy all day carrying water
to the buffalos, bears and smaller animals
from a well In the park. Small supplies of
water were furnished by neighbors to
sprinkle tho flower beds in the parking on
Capitol avenue during the afternoon, and
the heavy rain at night replenished the
water In the lagoons In Kountze park.
W. R. Watson, member of the park board,
says that a special meeting of the board
probably will be called to take some action
on the payment of the bills of the water
company, so that the animals In the Rlver
vlew 100 will not suffer from thirst. Mr.
Watson, however, says that he does not
know as a quorum can a had this "ek.
E. P. Berryman, president of the board,
left Saturday told John L, Neble, another
member, left Monday morning for Denvsr,
and there may not be enough members
In the city to hold a meeting.
DEMOCRATS EARLY TO FILE
Jerry Howard Wants to Go to
Legislature from South
Evidently the democrats believe In the old
saying: "First come, first served."
Monday was the first day for the filing
of candidates for state and county of
fices and the three who filed that day with
the county clerk were democrats. They
came early "to avoid the rush," but not
to avoid the rush of votes on election day,
for they hoped to be with the rush, then.
The three who filed are Jeremiah Howard
of South Omaha tor state representative;
Oscar Talcott of Valley township for road
overseer In district No. 13, and Emery
Sampson of Valley township for road over
seer In district No. 12.
Registration of candidates will be light
this year aa there are few offices to fill.
Most of the county officers were elected
last year, and all who will be elected this
fall will be the county attorney, the county
cornorer, to fill the unexpired term of
Harry B. Davis, two county commissioners,
three state senators, r.ine state representa
tives arid thfrtv roflri overseers KritfA
candlaate, flle wlth tna B.crelary 0f state
All candidates for state and county' of
fices must flle between July 6 and August 1.
DENVER BULLETINS BY 'PHONE
The Be Again Makcn Arrangement
With Telephone Company for
Brat of Service.
By co-operation with the American Bell
Telephone company, The Bee has arrangod
to secure bulletins from the convention hall
at Denver, Just as It did from the speakers'
stand of the republican convention In Chi
cago. Ths bulletins will be received nnd posted
In front of The Pee building and every lin
portunt hit of news will he read to an ex
pert rperatnr the moment it h.ippens In
Denver. The msrages will come over tho
lines of the Colorado Telephone company
and the Nebraska Telephone company.
During the republican convention In Chl-
caii'i the bulletins prated bv The liee were
easily the best source rf reliable news from
1 110 -onventlon. IVfrlnnlnj? when the demo
cratic nullonal convention calls to order,
the fame excellent service will be given
until the convention adjourns.
EXHIBIT CAR FCR THE WINTER
Traveling Fnrra la Bring Rigged l'p
by D. Clem Dearer of the
D. Clem Deaver, superintendent nf the
hlmeseckers' Information bureau of the
Burlington Is arranging for Ihe winter
trip of the exhibit car which wl'l be star'ed
east about September 1. The car will c n
laln products from Nebraska, Colorado and
Wyoming, one-half of the fpace being given
to dry farming and the other half to irriga
tion. Wisconsin will be added to ihe terri
tory covered by the car, which last year
visited Iowa, Illinois and northirn Mis
souri. Mr. Deaver leaves Tuesday evening for
the Big Horn Bar In country with a large
number of prospective settlers. A carload
will leave Chicago Monday and settlers
will be picked up all along the route. May
was the heaviest month In the history of
bomeeeeker business to tbe west.
SO ItEPLK TO GUFFEY
Bryan Refuses to Comment on Answer
NEBRASKAN ON THE DEFENSIVE
His Refusal to Discuss Statement
CHAIRMAN BELL' AT FAIRVIEW
Temporary Chairman Has Short Con
ference With Candidate.
MAROONED BY HIGH WATER
Hrl.cavra Lincoln on Handcar for
Hokrlry, Where Engine Will
Take lllm to Falrhury to
(From n Staff Correspon ient.l
LINCOLN, July S. (Special Telearam.)
Mr. Bryan will not discuss the statement
Issued by Guffey of Pennsylvania in answer
to the attack made on him. When askod
what he had to say about the statement
this afternoon he replied: "I decline to
discuss the matter. Have you anything
else to ask me?" The statement if Guffey
places Mr. Bryan on the defensive, In tho
opinion of the marooned democrats here,
and considerable surprise was expres.d
thHt the candidate would not discuss the
Theodore Bell, temporary chairman of tha
convention, left town at S o'clock rm a
handcar, bound for Rokeby, nine miles out,
where ho Is to he taken aboard an engtno
and carried to Falrhury, there to be sent
to Denver on a special train. Mr. Bell
came to Lincoln to submit his speech as
temporary chairman to Mr. Bryan and got
here early this morning. In time to be
waterbound. In a statement he said he hud
merely come to discuss a plank In the plat
form and that the democrats will w-p
the coast. His conference with the candi
date lasted but fifteen minutes.
Many Plane for Escape.
Mr Bell waa wild to get out of Lincoln
and every railroad man in town was Im
portuned to discover some way his wish
could be gratified. Mr. Bryan Joined In
the effort to get him away in order not
to delay the convention. Not a railroad ,
was running a train save the Missouri
Pacific, but that had a waahout at Weep
ing Water, which made connections that
way of no avail. The Union Pacific, the
Burlington, the Rock Island and the North
western were all put out of business. Mr.
Ee'.l turned himself over to the mercies
of the newspaper men, who figured that
he could go by horseback to llavelock and
then have a special Burlington engine take
him to Omaha to get the Union Pacific.
This had to be abandoned when It was
found bridges were out between Havelock
and Greenwood.' Then someone thought of
the handcar and the Rock Island, and
Bell Jumped at the chance, for he wa
about to miss the opportunity of a lifetime
In being the temporary presiding officer of '
a national convention. At S o'clock Mr.
Bell boarded the handcar and etarted put.
He Intended to catch a Rock Island engine
at Rokeby for Falrbury. Mr. Bell wag In
consultation with Mr. Bryan all morning.
coming back to Lincoln about noon, expect
ing to catch the Northwestern. "You can't
get a traig out of Lincoln today. Mr. Bell,"
he was told by a newspaper man.
"Surely there Is some way I can get out
of here. I must get out some way," he
answered. "Can't I get a conveyance to
some town where the trains are running?
Call up all the railroads and ask them to
figure out some way for me to get to
While he was greatly eerclsed, the tem
porary chairman hid his feeling remark
ably well, compared with the members of
the Bryan Traveling News club which were
In the same boat and could not get out.
Thl club had wired the Hebron band to
go with It and the band spent the day
playing at the Llndell hotel.
Row on Train Exaggerated.
In a statement this afternoon Mr. Bell
declared that last night's newspaper re
ports of the affair between himself and Na
thnn Cole had been grosly exaggerated.
"Enroute to Ogdan," said Mr. Bell, "the
delegation caucused to select a national
clmmitteeman and I will admit that the de
bate grew heated, but not to the extent
reported. Nathan Cole wa selected, and al
though I had been opposed to him after
his selection we kissed and made up and
both agreed to fight our beat for the elec
tion of Mr. Bryan. We will work hoiulder
With reference to the charges and counter
charges made by Colonel Guffey of Penn
sylvania, and Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bell declared,
that while he felt the same aentlmenla
toward the representatlvee of the Keystone
.tat as doea Mr. Bryan, he thought It
well that the fight had come cff. "It Will1
clear the sky, and a good fight never hurt
anybody," he said.
He explained his visit to Fairview on the
grounds of having been selected by the
delegation of his state to proceed to Lin
coln with the greetings of the delegation
to Mr. Bryan. He had ample time for the
trip, he thought at thnt time, but began
to et worried after leaving Omaha, He
left that city last night and th train
labored for ten hours making the fifty-five
Ho Informed Mr. Brysn of the selection
of Mr. Cole to represent California on th
national committee and discussed with tha
leu ler the platform and his speech as
temporary chairman. As a result of the
talk the publicity of campaign contrlbsa
tlon plank will be referred to In his speech
in strong-r terms than It appear at pres
ent. Sullivan Will Resign.
The reference of Colonel Ouffey of Penn
sylvania In hla answering charge agalnat
William J. Bfyan that the latter ha com
promised with a "boss" Roger C. Sullivan
of Illinois. whose votes he needed, lends
Interest to a stayment made her yester
day hy M. F. Dunlap, delegate from Illi
nois. Mr. Dunlap declared that not only would
Sullivan not be chairman of the national
committee, but that he would resign as the
Illinois member of that committee.
"Will he resign of his own free will or
because he faces defeat T" tha Illlnotsan
"He will resign without a fight," slowly
answered Mr. Dunlap.
"Has Mr. Bryan used his Influence to se
cure Mr. Sullivan's withdrawal?"
"I think that Mr. Bryan will be pleased."
particular Importance is attached to the
statement of Mr. Dunlap for the reason
that he and Judge O. M, Thompson of
Jacksonville, 111., to whom Mr. Bryan
rvet the public letter requesting Mr.
BttlUvan to wits, draw frosn tha oommlttcM,
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