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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXV 111 NO. 39.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNINO, AUGUST 3, 19C8.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OULAHAN IN CHARGE
Veteran newspaper Kan Will Direct
Republican, Press Bureau.
he begess ins worr?I
Will Consolidate Literary . ? S
Two Committees. .3
"UTL TACT IS REMTft. " "1
Candidate Discusses Incidents
GOES TO CHURCH WITH MRS. TAFT
Iboii Hli Callers Yesterday Waa
James T. MeClearr of Wlwn
Itaatloa la Badger State
NEW TORK. August t Richard V. Oula
han. for many year th Washington cor
respondent of the New Tork Sun, wljl have
general charge of all the literary work for
the republican national committee. This
appointment wee announced today by
Frank H. Hitchcock the, national chairman.
Mr. Oulahan arrived In New Tork late to
night and will begin hl dutiea tomorrow.
VTider the arrangement made for the con
solidation of the press bureaua of the na
tional committee and the congreealonal
committee the preparation and distribution
of all of the republican literary work will
be directed by Mr. Oulahan. whq will be
assisted by Francis Curtis of Bpringfleld,
Mass., whose selection as editor was an
nounced two weeks ago. The appointment
of Mr. Oulahan Is pleasing to Mr. Hitch
cock and Representative McKlnley of Illi
nois, chairman of the congressional com
mittee. Mr. Oulahan la a native of the
District of Columbia. He was an Intimate
friend of President Harrison and has held
the confidence of all subsequent adminis
trations. The oonftdence of Mr. Taft throughout his
official life was given to Mr. Oulahan who
also has held the friendship of Mr. Roose
velt ever since the letter's appointment as
assistant secretary of the navy.
. Mr. Oulahan Is a member of the Gridiron
club and has received many honors from
fllnw newspaper men who esteem him
Few callers were seen by Mr. Hitchcock
today, the national chairman having spent
the day In clearing up correspondence. He
attended church services In the morning
accompanied by several members of his
Mr. Hitchcock Is spending the night at
the New Jersey country home of Cornelius
N. Bliss, former treasurer of the national
committee, and Is consulting with him
bout sertaln details of the organisation to
be made for the purpose of getting financial
support for the republican campaign.
Taft la Reminiscent.
HOT SPRINGS, Va.; Aug. i.-"Just call
me Mr. Taft, and If you drop Into collo
quoIUm. call be Dill." This w ' Judp
. i.n.hln mm. tMn when Brant
Ing aqene to a number of newspaper
cn..who has severally addressed him as
"Mr. Secretary." "Governor." "Judge" and
"air. Taft." "I first got the name "Bill'
t Vale," continued Mr. Taft. replying to
a question. "Before I went there I had
been "Willie" In my home and among my
Cincinnati boyhood friends. But when
got through school I was "will" at home.
My younger brother, Harry, never called
me Willie after a harpnlng one day at
college. We roomed together on the top
floor of Farnam Hall, our room was Just
over the mlddel entrance. Harry was
freshman, I a junior. He had rnne out
and forgotton to take with him a book he
wanted. Ha eame back to the entrance
and looking up on the outside, yelled: 'O,
"Well, In a second there was a head out
of every one of tha four hundred windows
nd seemed as though "every one yelled
at once. At any rate there was one long
c'urut of "O, Willie," that cured Harry
He has called be "Bill' ever since."
"How about tha 400'rtudentsr' ,
"Oh, they called me BUI lust the same.
Tou see I weighed 100 then."
Candidate Attends Charek.
Mr. and Mrs. Taft attended aervlces at
St. Luke's church today and listened to
a sermon by Rev. Dr. John G. Scott
"Get up and eat, fo rthe Journey la too
long for you" was the "text from II
Kings, from which Dr. Scott drew the
lesson that frequent spiritual food was
as neoeasady for the present-day Chris.
tlan Ufa as the literal command to Elijah
Which ha had quoted.
postmaster general and candidate tor con'
grees, 'Who has Just returned from a re
view 6 ft he situation In Minnesota and
Wisconsin, spent Bunday here.
Mr. MoCleary assured Mr Taft that. In
his opinion, the republican situation In
Minnesota la la excellent ahape. It la
bis belief that Governor Johnson will
not be a candidate for re-election.
In Wisconsin. Mr. McCleary says, he
can see the good effect of the speech of
acceptance already. The handling by
Judge Taft o ft he railroad question, he
ays, has pleased the LaFoIlette wing of
the party In that state.
VytBIUNGTON, Aug. I. The republican
national and congressional committee'
literary bureau which has been conduoted
in this city under the direction of Francis
Curtis, has been closed, the furniture and
documents shipped to New Tork. Mr. Cur
tis leaves for New Tork tomorrow and will
remain there to assist In directing the
literary branch of the campaign until after
STATE RATE LAW ATTACKED
Colorado Railroads A Ilea that
Btatato la Class Lealalatloa
ad Ask lajaaettoa.
DENVER. Aug. I Fourteen railroads of
Colorado have asked the federal court for
an Injunction restraining the" members of
the Colorado Railroad commission from
enforcing the law aa to ratea and railway
regulation against them. Tha railroads will
attempt to show that the law creating the
commissi on Is class legislation, because It
exempts a score of railroads of the state
loss than twenty rollea In length.
The caae Is brought In the United States
ourt beoausa It Is alleged that the law
la a direct violation of the federal consti
tution tn that It denies equal protection
and gives special privileges.
iHtUi Feremaa Killed by Heat.
PIERRE. S. IX. Aug. 2. -John J. Scanloa.
section foreman for the Northwestern road
at Wvkoma, west of here, dropped dead
from heat thla afternoon while at work on
ihlat section. The government temperature
record her today was 103 at the end of
several days of extreme not weather.
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OH EH BOI'KO..
PRINCES WANT RICH WIVES
Klagr of Servla Heads A vents
America to "elect Companions
for His Boas.
VIENNA, Aug. 2. A Viennese newspa
per aays that reports received from Rus
sian sources say that King Peter of
Servla Intends to marry his two sons
to American women of great wealth.
Emperor Nicholas of Russia Is said to
be agreeable to ruch union and even has
promised to be the godfather of the first
born to either of the princes, and General
Arthur Tcherep-Splridovlca, president of
the Slavonic League at Moscow, it Is said,
has started for New Tork to look around
for heiresses In America.
Peter Karageorgevttch ascended to the
throne of Servla after the assassination
of King Alexander and Queen Draga In
1908. His two sons are Prince George,
heir apparent to the throne, who wna
born in 18S7, and Prince Alexander, who
was born In 1888.
For some time the report has been cur
rent that Prince Oeorge Is mentally un
balanced and various of his escapades have
been cited aa proof of thla. In 1J4 tha
young prince fled to Vienna with Mile.
Deschanska Georglvltch with whom he Is
said to have been infatuated but was
brought back to ' Belgrade tha next day
when his father welcomed htm with open
arms and forgave him.
The next year he waa reported to have
shot a man. One version of the affair was
that he had killed a would-be assassin
and another that he bad accldent-iWv shot
a gamekeeper. In 1906 It was said that by
order of hi father the young' prince waa
Imprisoned for offering gross Insults to his
When In 190 Prince George read news
paper articles declaring that he was Insane
he Is said to have rushed to the Foreign
office and burst into the room of Premier
Paslca ahoutlng, "Oh, you dog, you Intend
to confine me, your future master? I'll
kill you. I'll trample upon you, you can
aille." The premier had great difficulty In paci
fying him. He then Is said to have pro
ceeded to the press bureau where he re
viled the director and compelled an official
denial that he was insane to be sent out.
When he returned to the palace he 111
treated his younger brother. Last year a
report waa in circulation to tha effeot that
Prince George Intended to visit America
with tha Intention of seeking a wealthy
FRENCH SITUATION IS ACUTE
Labor Organs Bay Time Haa Com for
PARIS, Aug. 2. The excitement among
the labor leadera In Paris over the outcome
of the recent outbreak at Vlgneux and the
government's Intention to forever crush
such demonstratlona la gent rally recognised
aa having reached a feverish. If not dan
gerous state of unrest. Whether the sltua
tlon will grow worse It la hard to say, but
It should be recalled that the history of
French labor movements generally ahow
that turbulence quickly dies out. How
ever, at this moment, the revolutionary
branch of the unionists is working up to an
unusual pitch on account of the shooting
down by the troops at Vlgneux of the dem
onstrators and the arreat of varloua labor
The government Is sternly endeavoring
to prevent outbreaks on Sunday and Mon
day, when a second strike called by the
federation of Labor, Is due to take effect.
A great majority of the French news
papers continue to unequivocally condemn
the laborites for the Vlgneux riots, but
some of the labor organs, especially the
Guerre Soclcte, the mouthpiece of Gustave
Herve, the antl-milltary agitator, Inaist
that a revolutionary period haa arrived
and that the hour has come for a bitter
conflict between capital and labor.
TOULON. Aug. 1. The unionists of Tou
Ion have voted to support the Parisian
laboiitea, which Indicates that there la
possibility that the labor - troubles may
spread to the provinces.
Will Fight Coaaty Option.
SIOUX FALLS. B. D., Aug. t-Speclal.)
It has Just been discovered .that durtna
the present week a meeting waa held In
bioux Fairs by representatives of sixty
of the largest brewery establishments In
tha west, presumably for ths purpose of
perfecting plans for combating- what Is
known as the county option law, which
will be sumbltted to the voters of 'south
Dakota at the election In November.
The temperance people of South Dakota
have planned to rge an aggrssslvs fight
for the proposed law, and In self-protec Ion
the brewery Interests havs been forced
to take an active part and endeavor to
defeat the law at the polls. The repre
sentatives of the breweries met In execu
tive session and nothing definite la known
as to the proceedings, but It la nstural to
suppose that plana were laid for an ag
gressive fight against the county option
It net become known that the brewery
Interests wtll encourage a strict compliance
by retail liquor dealers throughout the
slate with the terms at the present state
liquor lice nee law. In order to make - tbe
law as popular as possible.
Iter f. I
SYLVESTER BEGINS CRUSADE
Washington Chief of Police Is Sup
pressing Unnecessary Noises.
WILL PUBLISH FIRST CENSUS
Official List at Cltlaens of Halted
States Ceatary Age To Ba
Iseaed by Biresa la
Book Form. ; 1
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (Special.)
Major Sylvester, chief of police of Washing
ton, has started on a campaign which
should bring down upon htm the plaudits
of all decent people. He haa decided that
the "Red Light District" must be removed,
and that unnecessary nolsos muM ceaae.
The garbage man who blows a baas fish
horn at 6 o'clock In the morning haa been
notified that he muet rnake Ma rounds with
out disturbing the entire population. The
"Water Melyon" peddler must dispose of
his wares, without screeching out the In'
formation that "dey' red to do rlne," and
tha major even Insist that the street car
companiea shall be compelled to operate
their eoulDment without putting the tele
phones out of business along their entire
But the most radical reform which the
chief of police has undertaken la tha moral
cleansing of the blocks between Thirteenth
and Fifteenth streets and Pennsylvania
avenue and "The Mall." Ever since the
civil war thla particular section of the city
has been occupied by the half world. But
recently the magnificent new home of the
district government, which occupies a block
on Pennsylvania avenue In this particular
section, ' haa been opened. Then too, the
new buildings of the Department of Agri
culture are Immediately In ths rear, across
The Mall." and a block away 'la the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In
these two departments several thousand
women and girls are employed and In the
case of the bureau many of them go on
and off duty late at night. It haa been a
crying disgrace to tha national capital for
many years that these women should be
compelled to pasa along the edges of the
red light district on their way to and from
their work and their homes.
The crusade haa the cordial endoru
ment of every man In Washington from
president down, except the owners oi
buildings who see thoir rent roue de
pleted, and Major Sylvester says every
one will be closed In ten days. In view
of the fact that he haa established
quarantine around the entire district,
acroas which no man la allowed to pasa
after nightfall, it Is probable that he will
keep his promise and that Washington's
plague spot will be relegated to aome
mora remote region than tnat in me im
mediate rear of the home of the city
authorltlea, the most beautiful public
building in tbe national .capital.
First Cenaae To Bo rwbllabed.
Are you Interested tn knowing whether
or not your ancestors were among the
first families of the land when the census
waa first taken under federal authority
111 years ago?
If so communicate with Hon. S. N. D.
North, director of tha United States een-,
sus, and enclose SI. In return ha will
send you a list of tha neads of families'
enumerated In that cenau In either Maine,'
Massachuaetta, Rhode Island. Connecticut,
New Tork, Pennsylvania, North Carolina,
South Carolina or Virginia. Or If you
think you had ancestora tn all of those
Btates at that time send 'him a postal or
der for 19 and receive the entire set.
Each state will be published separately
as a part, or volume, consisting of from
100 to '300 pages, handsomely printed
upon laid antique paper, sewed and bound
with turned handsome covers. Each part
will be fully Indexed and will contain
as a frontispiece a map of the atate rep
resented. 11x17 inches In alxe, reproduced
by lithography from an atlas published
In accordance Vlth the law, these
pamphlets are offered for sale by the
director of the cenaus at the uniform price
of SI for each part. A limited number
of acta will be bound up, ao that all parts
wtll apear In uniform cloth binding of a
substantial character, making approxi
mately four volumes. No extra charge
will bs made for the cloth binding In such
Congress oa Tabercalosla.
. King Edward of England la the patron
and the prince of Walea la the president of
the BrltlBh association for the prevention
of conaumptlon and other forms of tuber
culosis, the organisation that la arrang
ing for the participation of Great Brltan
and Inland In the International congresi
on tuberculosis to be held In Washington
in September. The association will be rep
resented In the exhibition to be held In
connection with the congress and wtll also
send a large delegation. Among reports
already forwarded to Dr. John S. Fulton,
secretary general of the congress la that
of the Irish section, which waa prepared
under the direction of the president of the
Iilsh committee, the countess of Aberdeen,
wife of the late lord lieutenant of Ire
lend. Lady Aberdeen haa taken tha lead
In the crusade agalnat tuberculosa In Ire
land. As tha president of the Woman's
National Health association she haa es
tablished branches In all cities and towns
and has given a powerful Impulse to the
popular educational movements in the In
terest of public health. The Roal Coin
mlaaion of Tuberculosis will be represented
at the congreaa by Dr. O. i"ms Wood head,
profe&aor of pathology at tha University of
Cambridge and a member of the executive
committee for Great Britain. Dr. News
holm, chief medical officer of the local
Government Board of England, on of the
beat known students of vital statistics, will
deliver a lecture on "The causes which
have led to tha decline In tha death rste
from tuberculosis, and the light thrown by
history on tha preventive action for the
Another we'l known Britisher who will
take part In the congreaa la Dr. R. W.
Philip of Edtnburg, founder of the first
tuberculosis dispensary and tha Insplrer of
the visiting nurses house-to-house work In
the homes of consumptives.
Contrlbatloa From Jaaaaoao.
An Interesting contribution to the ex
hibit of literature on the subject of tuber
culosis haa been received at the headquar
ters of the congress. It Is In the form of
three publications, all printed In Japanese
and all of them prepared by Dr. C Bhl
bayama, under the direction of Dr. iJ
Kllaaato of Toklo, director of the Im
perial Institute for the research Of Infec
tious diseases. Translated Into English
the subjects of the volumes are: "Pre
vention of Tuberculosis for Italy.," "Con
sumption as a Subject of Social Educa
tion," and "Th Latest Treatment of Con
sumption." The last named volume la In Its tenth
edition. Dr. Kllaaato la chairman of tha
(Continued on Second Favya.
CUBAN ELECTIONS ARE QUIET
Traaaalllty Marks First "election
t Offlrera' of New
HAVANA. Aug. X Cuba's first election
under American supervision yeeterday waa
marked by general tranquillity and the
absence of excitement throughout the
Island.- Tbe elections were Solely for mu
nicipal and provincial officials.
The only disturbance occurred this after
noon at San Jose de las Jaa, where there
was a slight collision between rival pro
cessions of whites and blacks, but In which
no one waa hurt.
Governor Maroon In - an automobile
visited all the polling place In the city
this morning and tonight expressed grati
fication .at the orderly manner In which
the election proceeded.
In Havana extraordinary apathy wa
shown by the voters. Despite the activity
of the organised efforts to bring the voters
to the polls In carriages and automobiles
the total number of votes cast here was
lesa than M per cent of tha registration
Reports from the Interior Indicate that
despite fine weather, not over SO per cent
of the elector cast their ballots.
The election boards In all the municipal
ities met at S o'clock to receive returns
of the local boards, but at 10 not a single
ward had been reported. It Is believed
that owing to the Inexperience of the elec
tion officials with tha new system only a
few scattering returns wtll be received
tonight. Both tha Zayleta and conservatives are
claiming Havana province and city with
the chances rather favoring the former
party. Estimates from Interior points In
dicate a close contest with a fair prospect
for a conservative success In a majority
of the provlncea.
Cablegram from President.
OYSTER BAT, Aug. 1 President Roose
velt, In replying to a cablegram received
from Governor Maroon tonight, in which
the latter described th orderly election held
In Cuba today, congratulated the people of
Cuba on the orderly election, which he
termed a "vindication of their capacity for
The president's message follows:
OTBTER BAT, Aug. 1. Magcon. Havana:
I congratulate the people of Cuba on tha
orderly election that has been held and the
vindication just shown of their capacity for
self-government. I have no doubt that the
next electtone will be as orderly and as fair
and I feel tha greatest . satisfaction at the
serious way In which the Cuban people
re preparing for the assumption of their
duties aa an independent republic.
Taft Conarratalates Magrooat.
HOT SPRINOS. Va., Aug. t A cabled re
port on the successful election In Cuba to
day from Governor Mugoon was roe ponded
to with - a congratulatory message ' from
Judge Taft tonight as follow:
Congratulate the people of C,uba on the
Successful operation of the new election
law. It Indicates a successful outcome In
the presidential election to follow and a
desire on the part of tha people to have
lawful and just elections. It insures the
turnlna over of the governmec aa directed
by President Roosevelt and la evidence that
tha people are determined to make perma
nent their government, dependent a it must
be on peaceful and fair election. Please
acceDt for yourself my personal congratula
tlons and convey them also to the leaders
of all the parties, to the legish-uve com
mission and to the peopl. of Cuba aa to the
sacerssful- ontcom i"t i,'- day. Viva La,
Cuba Libre. - .
Anotker Bleetioa Ja Becombev..
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. Provisional Gov
ernor Magoon of Cuba, In a dispatch to Sec
retary Wright, cable tonight his-unstinted
pialbe of the manner In which tha Cuban
elections have been conducted . and says
the orderly manner tn which they - have
proceeded and the vote cast should remove
a'.l doubt as to the ability and desire of
the Cuban people to hold fair and peaceful
The next electlona to' be held will be
for presidential electors and member of
congress. Probably they will be held In
December, tha date depending entirely upon
the manner in which the administration of
affalra la conducted In tha meantime by
the municipal and provincial officials
chosen today and upon the general tran
quillity of the Island.
The new law under which the electlona
were held ha proved successful. The offl
errs elected were six governors, ten provin
cial councllmen, eighty-two municipal
mayors and 1,218 municipal councllmen.
' In the absence of Secretary Wright from
the city, General Clarence R. Edwards,
chfef of tha Insular bureau, forwarded the
cablegram to htm at Westchester, N. T.,
and telegraphed it to Judge Taft at Hot
8prlngs, because of his Interest In Cuban
MITCHELL DISCUSSES . PLANS
Labor Leader Tells What Ho Expects
toa Accomplish, la New
NEW TORK. Aug. 1 John Mitchell, the
labor leader, who haa accepted the position
of manager of tha trad agreement depart
ment of tha National Civic Federation at
the request of Its President Beth Low, ex
plained tonight tn an Interview what he
hoped to accomplish In that office and out
lined the Ideal which he expect to see
realised In the labor world through the
ei'.'ecta of the Civic Federation.
"I am hopeful that through tha trade
agreement department of the Civic Federa
tion, relatione will be established between
employers and employes that will be con
ducive to their mutal advantage," said Mr.
Mitchell. "I believe there efforts will re
ceive the approval and practical support of
organized worklngmen ana the large em
ployers of labor.
"It will take time to demonstrate the
practicability of the work. I think I will
like the work. While L retain the posi
tion of vie president of the American
Federation of Labor, my whole time and
attention will be devoted to the trade agree
ment work. My Interest In organised labor
ta the same a It always has been. Four
months ago I returned from the Mine
Worker union, and I am free to take up
my new dutiea.
"I feel that I can render more real ser
vice to the Industrial forces of the country
In this position than In any other. Aa
labor become thoroughly organised, and
wheu employer and worklngmen perceive
and adopt the collective bargain or trad
agreement mediation, atrlkes will become
fewer. It they do not ceaae altogether."
Juat what his plana would te he de
cllned to say, aeserttng simply that he
would try to make tha National Clv.o Fed
eration a power for the maintenance of In-
dustiial peace throughout the country.
SOUTHERN LIMITED WRECKED
Report Tkat Five Persoas Were Killed
la Bmaak-ap at Klnna
kfoeataia. JV, C.
CHARLOTTE. N. C, Aug. t. Tha New
Tork and New Orleans limited on the
Southern railway turned turtle at King's
mountain, thirty-four ml lea south of here.
at S o'clock tonight. It la resorted thai
five persona were killed.
HAY WARD READY FOR WORK
Republican State Chairman Begins
Conference With County Leaders.
WATSON ON PARKER TICKET
Fear Year Ago Tkera Waa At
tempt to Steer Popallat Votes
la Nebraska to Democratio
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Aug. 2. (Special.)
Chairman Hayward of the republican
state committee 1 looking forward with
great Interest to his swing around the
circle to confer wit hcounty chairmen.
He begins tomorrow by meeting a bunch
of chairmen In Lincoln who live within
easy reach o fthis city.
Mr. Hayward believes great good will
come of these meetings, an the exchange
of tdeaa will result In better and closer
organisation. With one exception every
chairman tn the atate haa accepted the
invitation to attend a conference. Fol
lowing these meetings there will be In
augurated one of tha hottest fight In
every county In Nebraska ever pulled off.
Reporta have come In from out In the
atate that the democrat are circulating
stories that Lancaster county Is much
In favor of the democratic nominee for
president. Thla Is being done to help
them out elsewhere. A a matter of fact
there la no slip off In Lancaster county.
Well-posted republicans say this county
will cast It usual republican majority.
Out of courteay to a distinguished citl
en, business men and other In their
home displayed pictures of the demo
cratic . candidate, and this courtesy waa
seised upon by the democrats as good
campaign material, so It ha been en
ergetically used aa an Indication of what
Lancaster county will do. Many of the
business house have taken down their
Bryan picture, though naturally they
will post them again on notification day
and It 1 likely the republican atate com
mittee will take down Its Taft and Sher
man banner on that day. Then It wtll
111 be over. The republicana of Lancas
ter county will get noisily busy. Titer
will be no more playing up Bryan aa a
business asset. The count ycommlttee,
the Taft club,' the Union Veterans' Re
publican club, the Toung Men' Republi
can club and other club will unite to
hold up the banner of Lancaster county,
which, until Douglas county aocurcd It,
held the prise for the banner republican
county of the state.
Wkoao Ox I Gored f '
It' "People' Independent" when Judge
Parker I the candidate and It's "People's
Party" when Mr. Bryan 1 the democratic
When Judge Parker wa the democratic
nominee four years ago, every populist in
the state was given an opportunity to vote
for Tom Wataon elector. '
With Bryan tha nominee Tom . Allen I
trying desperately to mske It so every
populist vote will .be counted for Bryan.
At the hearing on the protest filed by
Victor Rosewater yesterday the array of
legal talent defending Allen's scheme filed
affidavit tha( the .'Teople'a Independent
Party" had .no existence ' outside of . Ne
braska, These affidavits also set out that
the national party waa labelled "People's
Juat four year ago the . same Watson
was a populist candidate for president and
Colonel Tibbie was his vice president.
The elector pledged to thee men went on
the ballot under the name "People' In
dependent." The records In the office of tha secre
tary of state show this. The democrat
had their electora on the ballot under the
democratic title and the Wataon elector
were under the name "People' Independ
ent." Tom Allen waa chairman of the
democratic state committee then, aa he
I now. He made no attempt to ateal the
populist party label for the democrat then
because It wa not to the Interest of
Colonel Bryan at that time.
The filing of the name of a number of
alleged populists last night aa straight
people' Independent party candidate for
elector I taken aa an Indication of the
weakneaa of Tom Allen' plea for the use
by the democrats of the name of the
people'a Independent party.
Compliments for Metcalfe.
The complimentary notice and letters
being received by Richard L. Metcalfe
alnce the democrat failed In their plan to
nominate him for governor with the unani
mous consent of Dahlman, Shallenberger
and Berge, la enough to make the three
so-called "barnacles" sick. A bunch of
clippings were displayed by one of Met
calfe'a admirers yesterday, the sentiment
In each being hat the democrats made a
mistake In not forcing tha three men to
stay out and give Metcalfe the nomina
Filing at larora.
AURORA. Neb., Aug. 2 (Special Tele
gram.) Petition for primary nomlna-
tlona of the following candidate were
filed at closing time last night: For leg'
lalature, republican, R. L. O'Hara. W. I
Farley and John A. Whltmor; demo
cratic, J. L. Evan and John Meyer.
County attorney, J. H. Groavenor, popu
list; Fred A. Bald, democrat. County Com
missioner, T. A. McKay, republican;
George Hasklns, democrat. The.republl
can county central committee ha en
dorsed F. IL Abbott for railway commis
Free Delivery at North Platte.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Aug. 2.-tSpec-
lal.) North Platte Is a full-fledged city
today. City free delivery was established
yesterday morning and the carrier In new
uniform and with new mall sacks are
to be found on all the streets of the city,
distributing mall for the first time In
North Platte'a history. The last aesslon
of congress appropriated 2100,000 for a stte
and building for the United States post
office and court houae, and the government
has received bids for a number of the beat
sites In the city.
EMERGENCY CURRENCY READY
Treaearr Ofnrlala Are Gettlas; f
Note Under New Art of
WASHINGTON, Aug. a Tbe treasury of
flciala are making satisfactory progress In
getting out emergency note under the
circulation act passed at the last session of
congress. Acting Secretary Coolldge said
today that the bureau of engraving and
printing under the direction of Superlnten
dent Ralph . la delivering to the treasury
from 2,000. 000 te $2,000,000 of the new cur
rency dally and that by the rqjddle of Sep
tember fully II 0. due, 0(4 would be ready for
delivery to the bank oa call. It 1 ex
pec ted that by the time congreaa meets la
December Vh whole B0,0U0.00 authorised
will be printed and vaady for distribution.
MANEUVERS ATF0RT RILEY
Hot Weather Delay Troops Bnroate
to Anaaal Drill at Brigade
TOFEKA, Kan., Aug. t-Most of the 10.-
000 troops which will participate In the an
nual maneuvers at Fort Riley, from August
15 to September IS. are now on the march
and are expected to reach that fort aome
time during the maneuver. One regiment
of cavalry and one regiment of artillery
re already at the fort These maneuver
are considered the most Important held In
the United State thia year.
The heat I telling upon the soldiers.
making It Impossible for them to cover
long distances. The Thirteenth regiment.
United States Infantry, arrived here after
marching for four day from Fort Leaven
worth. The regiment spent Sunday In
camp here, getting rested as much aa pos
sible. The hike will be resumed Monday
morning. A corps of engineers Is one day
ahead of thla regiment and Is carrying
Ith It the apparatua used In erecting and
using a large field searchlight, which will
be used In the maneuvers to locate troops
nd search the field by night. The light
will enable the troops to see ten miles to
detect the enemy.
The regiment consists of about 1.600 men
and la under the command of Colonel
Loughborough. It Is divided Into three bat
talions. While at Fort Riley the engineer
corpe will throw a pontoon bridge acroaa
the Kaw river under as nearly aa possible
the ssme circumstances as would exist In
The 10.000 troops to participate In the
maneuver come from Iowa, South Dakota,
Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansss polnta.
The maneuvers will be about the same as
In 1S06, and will conalat of dividing the
forces Into two armies, the "Blues" and
the "Browne," and arraying them In vari
ous formations against each other In the
working out of warfare problems. Both
federal and state troops will participate.
Secretary of War Wright will probably
visit tjie fort at the time of the maneuver
and Inspect the troops.
RESIDENT SPENDS QUIET DAY
Attend Ckarch la Morning aad En
tertains Minister and Wife
OTSTER BAT, N. T., Aug. t-Presldent
Roosevelt spent hi usual quiet Sunday.
He rode up to the village In an auto
mobile In the morning, aocompanlcd by
Mra. Roosevelt and his tons, Kermit, Archi
bald and Quentln, and attended service
at Christ Episcopal church. Miss Ethel
Roosevelt had preceded th family to
church In order to teach her clasa of boys
In the Sunday school.
As the president waa entering the church.
he espied, among those standing about,
Warten S. Touiur, chief clerk of the exe
cutive offlcea In Washington, who had Just
reached Oyster Bay to assist In the exe
cutive work here during the vacations of
Secretary Loeb and other member of the
taff. The president greeted Mr. Toung
warmly and invited him to lt with his
family during the services, which Mr.
Rev. Karl Rleland, first assistant rector
of Grace church, Nw Tork. occupied the
pulpit In the absence of the regular pas
tor. Dr. Washburn,a nd delivered an In
After dinner the president rent a govern
ment automobile to the village to take
Rev. ' Rleland' and hit wife to Sagamore
Hill, where they were entertained during
LOOKING FOR F. J. BLAIR
Chleaaro Police Tblnk Haa Wko Kid
naped Ulrl May Hetnra to
CHICAGO. Aug. 2.-The search for "F.
J. Blair," who abducted Veronica Caasldv
from here home here and took her to Cin
cinnati, wa at a standstill today, so far
a the Chicago police were concerned. Act
ing, however, on the chance that "Blair"
might attempt to return, the authorltlea
kept a cloae watch on all railroad station.
iltnougti their chief hone now la that the
Cincinnati police may be able either to ap-
prenena tne man or furnlah a clew to hi
The Cassldy home at 184 Peoria street
waa the alecca for hundreda of curiosity
stimulated persona today. The news of
the girl's return and her story of the
treatment "Blair" accorded her
tne neighborhood and the friends and an
qualntancea of the family were augmented
oy viaitora from all part of the eitv. Th.
throng about the hose became ao great
mat a police guard waa stationed there
The girl waa Questioned by the noli
again today, but could give no further
aerinue information than was contained In
her statement of last night.
MAN (N CHURCH C0ATLESS
Eaters la Shirtsleeves, h.t ru.
Oater Garment Wkea Wife
Look HI Way.
A man with hi heart open to th suf
fering of humanity and the courage of a
reformer entered the First Methodist
church Sunday morning with hla coat
thrown over hla arm. An usher stared
pollVsly at hla clean, blue shirtwaist. A
woman In th next seat moved over juat a
little and watched him out of the corner of
her eye. Several people up ahead aeemed
to scent the unusual proceeding and turned
to verify their telepathic suspicions. The
""it, however, waa cool and ha Intended to
stay so. But alaa for the cauae of lui
weather reform. Although the man waa
willing to bear the displeasure of the hide
bound conservatlvea, hla wife waan't and
Prometheus chose the host of th 'morn
ing and got back Into hi coat.
RATES FOR THE VETERANS
Railroads laree oa Tariff of One aad
Oae-Ilalf Fare for .National
TOLEDO, O.. Aug. t-A rate of on fare
plua a half tar for the round trip, wtll be
th general rate mad by the railways from
practically all parts of th country to ths
next annual encampment of the Grand
Army of tha Republic to be held here the
week beginning August SI. Extension to
September IS for the return will be made
upon the payment of ft. Flat rate will be
mad from far western and Pacific eoaa
point. From no point, however, will the
passenger rate exceed the fares allowed
David City After Library.
DAVID CITT. Neb., Aug. 2 -Spcclal )
The people of David City are Id the midst
of a campaign to raise S2,C00 for a puM'e
library and a gmnaalum, and In order to
further the canvass for funds they have
started a paper called "The Home Builder.
The motto of tha official organ la, "W
Propose to FlaTht It Out on Thla Lin If
tt Takes Att Bummer.' AU ready U&,87 M
bag been subscribed ta the building f and.
SEVEKTf ARE DEAD
Bush Fires Practically Destroyed City
of Fernie, B. C.
THREE THOUSAND HOMELESS
Only Serentetn Houses Left Saturday
H0SMER ALSO WIPED OUT
Canadian Pacific Smelter Town la
Also Off Map.
PROPERTY LOSS ENORMOUS
atry Along; Crow's Nest I,la
of t'aaadlaa Peetfle Is a
eetklns; Maaa of
PORTLAND. Ore., Aug.. I. A btlef spec
ial to the Oregonlan- frorn Vancouver, B
C, eaya that It Is reported In Vancouver
that seventy people have ' lost their live
In the fire which la raging In and about
Fernle, B. C.
SPOKANE, Waah.. Aug. I. A special ta
the Spokesman Reviews, aays: Th whole
of th Crow' Neat Pas country from
Fernle to Michel ha been destroyed by
bush fires. Thousands are homeless It.
the area burned over and the fires con
tinue to spread. Railway bridges and track
have been destroyed, cutting off all avenue
WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. l.-Buah flrea
which Invaded the city of Fernl. B. C,
yesterday, almost completely destroying the
place. But seventeen house were left
and 2,000 person are homeless.
The whole country I a seething- fir on -
tha Crow's Nest line of tha Canadian Pa
cific railroad. Hosmer, a Canadian Pa
cific smelter town, haa been wiped out.
Thousands are fleeing from Michel to
the surrounding country. Several live
have been lost.
At Fernle every building except th ooal
company' office and a few shacks are
totally destroyed. Fully 2,000 people are
Cranbrook haa been wired to forward
all available provisions and a relief train
I now traveling with aid.
Fear Live Lost.
Bush fire are raging from Cranbrook
to the Crow' Nest. The wind I blowing;
a heavy gale and all available men for
fighting the fire and west of Cranbrook
It Is under control. Telegraphto com
munication with Fernle, Hosmer and
Michelle la' cut off. Four man lost their
live trying to save th huge Great
Northern bridge fifteen miles west of
Michelle, but It wa totally destroyed.
Two men from Sparwood were taken to '
the Michel jioepitaX It la feared Mlohel
also la doomed, as th fire 1 weeping''
eastward down the Crow's Neat and un
less the wind shift the whole CroWs
Nest country will be laid flat Pater
Campbell, who reached Michel, ay the
whole county between Cranbrook and
Michel 1 a seething mass of flames.
Tbe body of Peter Miller was found on
the Canadian Pacific tracks near Michel.
Hosmer, Elko. Sparwood, Olson and
Cokato are reported to be completely de
etroyed by the fir. It 1 feared the lot
of life will be the greatest on the contN
nent since the San Francisco disaster.
The Canadian Pacific railway la rushing
relief trains with doctor, nurses, food
and clothing to the destitute. A bul
letin from Michel says: "Thl town la
doomed unless th wind changes. Can
adian Pacific railway making up trains
to carry Inhabitants to safety."
W. W. Tuttle, mayor of Fernla, has
wired Mayor Aahdown of Winnipeg for
relief, aaylng there are 1,000 homeless.
SUIT FOR LOOT OF BANDITS
Lea don laearaaea Comaaay Waata
Money Foaad oa Montana
ST. PAUL. Aug. 2. A special to the
Pioneer Press from Helena, Mont., says
that the Marine Insurance company, lim
ited, of London, today filed suit In ths
United State circuit court agalnat Sheriff
W. H. O'Connell, to recover about 112,000,
which waa found on the bandlta who robbed
a Great Northern train near Rondo, Mont.,
last September. The money Is now In a
bank at Kallspell, the seat of the county
In Which the robbery occurred. Th Lon
don company had insured the shipment of
money that was on th Great Northern
train and haa been compelled to pay about
210,000 on the policy.
HARRIMAN STARTS FOR WEST
Paclfle Railway Magnate Is Traveling
la Special Trala of Five
NEW TORK. Aug. t-E. IL Harrlman,
president of the Union Pacific railroad
atarted for the west today on a special
train of five cara. Mr. Harrlman boarded
the train outside the city, coming down
from his home at Arden, N. T.
It waa reported earlier In the day that
George Gould wa to accompany Mr. Har
rlman on a tour of Inspection over the
Wheeling Lake Erie, the Wabash, Pitts
burg terminal and tha Wabaah lines, but
so far aa could be learned Mr. Oould was
not In the party.
President Underwood of the Erie accom
panied Mr. Harrlman.
Can Coaaty Demoeratlo Slate.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Aug. l-(Spe-clat.)
Democratic candidates In Caas
county on the leglalatlve ticket have the
same views on the prohibition question as
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha. The ticket la!
Senator, W. B. Banning; ' representatives,
J. P. Battler and O. W. Laughlln; float
representative for Cass and Otoe Counties,
M. A. Bates; for county attorney. Will C
Ramsey; commissioner, Sam Seibert.
A. J. MUler of Omaha waa In thla city
and organised a "Personal Right League,"
supposed to be In th Interest of Mayor
Dahlman of Omaha.
Powell Farmer Kills Himself.
FAIRBL'RT, Neb., Aug. i8pecla!.)
Grorge Buchli, a farmer living near Powell,
this county, committed suicide by shooting
himself through tbe head yesterday after
noon. No reason Is known for his act.
aa he was In prosperous clroamataacea.
Buchlt wae, about 40 years of eg and bad
lived here oety a short tints
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