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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 47.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1908 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
LINCOLN T1IE MECCA
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
WrdnHir, Aot 12, 1908.
BALL FOR FLEET OFFICERS
VORYS CALLS ON TAFT
One Thousand Guests Present at State
Function at Auckland.
Democrat! From All Over the Country
Heti for Nebraska's Capital.
Chief of Staff Reports on Conditions
JACKIES IN. HANDS OF FRIENDS
UEADY FOR BRYAN NOTIFICATION
LOCAL SITUATION GONE INTO
Jeremony to Occur To' -A "'latform
In Front of Stat
MACK AND KEEN ML
Tell Him the Chances foi
Are of the Best.
KEEN SEES EAINBOW IN
lllr- Is Liberally Decorated with
Bandar las Pictures oi the Can
didate la Honor of tho
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 11. (Special.) Plans for
the notification of William J. Bryan that
he has been nominated for president a
third time by the democratic patty are
completed. The business men began to dec
. urate their stores this afternoon and the
Indications are the city will be profusely
covered with red, white and blue. The
Lincoln hotel, in which the democratic
state committee is located, will display a
large picture of Mr. Bryan on the Ninth
street side of the building.
The notification will take place at the
north entrance of the state house. A plat
form has been erected there for the use of
the speakers and newspaper correspond
ents. Besides the notification committee
and the candidates, Chairman Mack, Vice
Chairman Hall of the national committee
and Governor Sheldon of Nebraska will
have seats on the platform.
The program will be as follows: 'Chairman
Norman E. Mack, presiding; Invocation,
Rev. Father FI Nugent; notification speech.
Representative H. D. Clayton; acceptance,
W. J. Bryan; addreas, J. W. Kern. After
the speeches a reception will be held In the
corridors of the capltol building for the
The line bf march followed hy the parade,
which will start from the Lincoln hotel,
will be as follows: From Lincoln hotel
south to O street; east on O street to Six
teenth street; south on Sixteenth street to
N street; west on N to Fifteenth street;
south on Fifteenth street to K; east on K
to Sixteenth; soulh on Sixteenth to J street,
and west to the east door of the capltol.
Jtkfa of parade.
The makeup of the puradu, fixed by yes
terday s meeting, will bti as follows:
Platoon of Police.
Nebraska biate Band.
Marshall is;. M. Vv'esiervell and Personal
Escort of 'lot-semen.
First Carriage--Mayor F. W. Brown, J.
1-. tal . r. Governor Ueoige Sheldon, Dr.
. . ... Hull.
carriage Chairmen of the state,
i ..B.irsimiHl, county and city committees,
i ...... lurtlage v llllam J. Bryan. Hon.
1-. a. Cm;, ton, John W. Kern, Hon. Nor
i. u.i t. Mack.
' out id mi i laic Committee on notifica
tion Hum Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arl-lons.-
rlfth Can lage California, Colorado", Con-
blxtli Carriage Delaware, District of
Columbia, Florida, Georgia. .
tic vent It Cuirluge Illinois, Iowa, Indiana,
K.ght Carriage Kentucky, Kansas, Lou
Ninth Carriage Massachusetts, Maine,
Tenth Carria; New York. New Jersey.
Kleventh Can (age North Dakota, North
niollrw, New Mexico. Oklahoma.
Twelfth Currluge Oregon, Ohio, Penn
sy vanla, Rhode Island.
. Thlrt'-enth Carriage South Carolina,
hnutli Dakota. Texas, Tennessee.
Fourteenth Carriage I'tali, Virginia, Ver
mont, West Virginia.
Flfte.-nth Carriage-Washington, Wlscon
s.n, yoniing, Purto Rico.
During the day the different bands which
will be brought to Lincoln by the visitors,
including the local bands, will give concerts
In different parts of the city.
Kern and Mark Dee Bryan.
Bringing prophecies of democratic vic
tory to Mr. Bryan on the eve of his notlfl
cation. John W. Kern, vice presidential
candidate on the democratic ticket, with
Norman E. Mack, chairman of the demo
cratic national committee, and several other
prominent democrats were the vanguard
... i . . ... .....
iMicrraung arrivals today to attend the
ceremonies here tomorrow. Within a few
minutes after their arrival Chairman Msrk
Mr. Kern, Josephus Daniels, head of the
literary bureau of the national committee;
uovernor John E. Osborne of Wyoming
and John E. Lamb of Indiana were In an
extended conference with Mr. Bryan at his
nome at n lew on questions vitally af
reeling the conduct of the coming cam
paign. The conference was continued at
u laie nour tonight following a dinner ten
.i .... ... 1 1 i . . ...
numpnrey u Sullivan of Lowell,
Maaa.. the newly elected secretary of the
nouricauon committee, at the Lincoln
tel by the Lincoln Typographical union, at
wmcn air. Bryan was a guest.
This conferences with Mr. Bryan had to
da In a teneral way with the outline of
ma coming campaign, together with ten
tative plan that has already been formu
lated for the financing of the coming strug
gle. A general speaking campaign for Mr.
Bryan In different parts of the country
iao cams up for consideration, but no
definite dates, w,iich would Indicate a
tour of the middle west were definitely
decided upon . Reports received by the na
tional committee, however, were shown to
Mr. Bryan and It was generally decided
that In view of the situations disclosed In
Indiana. Onlo. Illinois and other middle
western atates. an active .peaking cam
paign In which Mr. Kern would take an
equally prominent part should be waged In
those states. .
Mack Cheers Bryan Up.
Regarding the campaign and the several
lonferencea held with Mr. Bryan today and
tonight, Chairman Mack said:
While J am here principally to attend
the notification ceremonies, I have dis
lussed with Mr. Bryan tonight, and will
also tomorrow, the general plan of cam
paign. It baa been the fixed purpose In
:hl campaign to deal with actual facta
and these I have communicated to Mr.
Bryan, telling him that conditions aa I
lave found them and aa they have been
reported to' me by national committeemen
nd wl known democrats, all point to his
lection to the presidency.
'Ohio, Indiana and New York will go
emocratlc, and I have told Mr. Bryan
hat I consider Wisconsin as a debatable
Touad. Let me say to all democrats, that
he democratic campaign Is making mora
ban satisfactory progress."
John W. Kern has every confidence In
lie election of the democratic ticket It
very man does hla duty. Speaking of. the
ituatlon tonight. Sir. Kern said:
'1 have told Mr. Bryaa that conditions
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FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLI'FFB AND
VICINITY SIiowpm Wednesday; cooler.
FOR NEBRASKA Partly cloudy and
possibly local showers Wednesday; cooler.
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy and probably
loral showers Wednesday.
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Regardless of speed tests the army will
buy Captain Baldwin's dirigible.
Gas escaping caused the death of thioc
young women at Wheeling and the serious
Injury by fire of several others.
Robbers torture two women near Wash
ington, Pa., and then depart leaving
$1,600 In money which they failed to find.
Recall of Mehmen All Bey, Turkish
minister at Washington, Is said to be part
of plan to replace appointees of old re
gime, rage 1
One thousand guests attend ball given
In Auckland to officers of the Atlantic
fleet. x Fag 1
Americans and foreigners In Manila are
objecting to allowing Simon Villa to take
his seat as alderman and assert his
election Is proof Filipinos are not ready
to vote. rag 1
Netherlands government is preparing
for trouble with Castro by sending war
ship and arms to its possessions In Car
rlbean sea. Pag X
Judge Taft had an extended conference
yesterday with Arthur I. Vorys regard
ing conditions In Ohio. Chairman Hitch
cock will arrive in Ht Sprlags today to
consult him regarding the selection of
the advisory committee. Page X
Members of the Bryan notification
committee are flocking to Lincoln and
the city la filled with visitors. Pag 1
Valuation of merchandise as equalised
by state board shows a decreas of over
$1,000,000. St. Loula Insurance company
operates without a license, Page 9
comczacxAi. ajh stovstsiax.
Live stock markets. Page T
Grain markets. . Page 7
Stocks and bonds. -. Pag 7
$ Denver vs. Sioux City 2.
7 Pueblo vs. Des Moines 0.
5 Boston vs. St. Louis 0.
4 Chicago vs. New York 0.
6 Pittsburg vs. Philadelphia
8-4 Philadelphia vs. Cleveland 1-6.
i Boston vs. St. Louis 0.
6 Chicago vs. New York 1.
3 Washington vs. Detroit 2.
S Indianapolis vs. St. Paul 1.
8 Louisville vs. Minneapolis 2.
1 Columbus vs. Milwaukee 0.
8 Toledo vs. Kansas City 7.
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ROBBERS' GANG BROKEN UP
EmDlorea of Pittsburg- Stores Form
Conspiracy by Which They Se
ra r Fifty Thousand Dollars.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 11. Am alleged
conspiracy of employee of mercantile es
tabllshmaotg to rob their employer!, and
which la it said has already resulted In
the theft of over $50,000 worth of goods from
a half dosen firms, has been unearthed and
four arrests have been made, while others
are expected to follow. E. B. Jenkins, Wll
Ham LJndsay and two other men whose
ramies have not been given out, are under
arrest, while sufficient confessions are said
to have been made by them to warrant
other arrests. Each of the men so far ar
rested was for at least six years a trusted
employe of his firm and each worked for a
different concern. A mysterious man, whose
Identity has not been learnvd. Is said to
have been the head of the conspiracy to
defraud. Each day he would drive by the
back doors of the stores where the con
federates ' were employed and the goods
they took were loaded Into his covered
wagon and hauled away. The men declare
they do not know the mysterious man's
name arjd could not identify him as he
never appeared twice In the same makeup.
They say. part of the time he wore a
beard, some times was smoth shaven and
once was disguised aa a negro. The men
arrested will be given a hearing today. .
TRAIN CREW HELD LIABLE
Motorman and ton doctor of Wrecked
Ulectrlc Cars May Bk Prose
cuted for Manslaughter.
PIQUA, O., Aug. 11. The wreck on the
Weatern Ohio railway north of Pique
where two traction cars crashed together
last night, killing five teople and seriously
wounding forty more, was largely cleared
away today. Motorman Harry Hale of the
southbound car. If he sirrvlves, probably
will be prosecuted, as well a Conductor
James Perry, . on the charge of man
Both trolley cars were late and In add!
tlon to their uausl high speed are said to
have been making up lost time. As the
southbound car rounded a curve just be
fore reaching the switch the northbound
car hove tn sight, approaching at a high
rate of speed. In an instant there was a
crash. The southbound car was telescoped
and a 1 in oat completely reduced to sr-1. titers.
14 a aa on tr.ls tat t;t num
ber wu " '
Lavish Entertainment Provided for
Men as Well Officer Mel- .
bonrne Perfects Plans for
AUCKLAND. N, Z.. Aug. H.-Glorlous
weather continues, and the celebrations In
honor of the officers and men of the visit
ing American warships are being carried
otit with a degree of enthusiasm even
greater than was expected before thi fleet
arrived. Auckland Is full of New 4ea-landi-rn,
who have come In from the
provinces, and day and night the city Is
In festal attire. . i
Lord Plunkltt, governor of "New Zea
and, gave a state ball at Government house
this evening, In honor of ' Read Admiral
8perry and the officers of the fleet.' Nearly
1,000 guests were present. They Included
Admiral Sir Richard Pcore, commander of
the British Australian squadron; Rear Ad
miral Sparry, commander of the American
fleet; Rear Admiral William H. Emory,
Rear Admiral Richard Walnwrlght, 8lr
Joseph Ward, Premier of New Zealand:
the mayor of Auckland, 500 Dominion of
ficials and S00 civilians.
While the American officers were at
Government house the men of the fleet
ere being entertained at smoking con
certs In the various music halls of Auck
land. Melbourne Plana by Parado.
Admiral Sparry has approved almost In
Its entirety the' program for the entertain
ment In Australian waters. Among other
things there will be a parade and review
of 25,000 men at Melbourne. ,
The men of the American warships
already are beginning to be very much
Interested In the race for the service
cutter championship to be held while the
fleet Is at Sydney. The stake Is $10,000.
Commander 8. A. Pethebrtdge, secretary
of the Australian council of defense, who
came over to New Zealand for the welcome
to the Americans, has been much Impressed
with the New .Zealand volunteers. The
force Is large, ths men are well set up and
their equipment is excellrt. There Is the
possibility hero of securing good material
for military purposes. Commsnder Pethe
brtdge la confident that the Australian
naval program, will be sanctioned by Par
liament. The military scheme contemplates
raising a force of 200,000 men; but It will
be Impossible to do this In leas than from
two to six years. In an address delivered
here today Commander Pethebrldge eulog-
Ixed the results obtained from the ex
change from army officers between Aus
tralia, India and Canada.
CREDITORS HELP RUN MILLS
Advisory Committee Appointed to Act
with Receivers of Plllsbary
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Aug. U. With
the consent and upon the recommendation
of the receivers of the Pillsbury-Wash
burn Flour company, an advisory commit
tee of creditors Is to be appointed to as
sist the receivers In the management of
the affair of the big milling company.
Two or three eastern parties as well aa
other Interests of the firm will compose
the committee. It Is said the personnel of
the committee has been practically decided
upon, but it will not be announced until
the eastern bankers, who have, been chosen,
have accepted places on the committee.
From statements made yesterday, both
by the receivers and others Interested, It
Is recognised that the continued operation
of the mills and the sale of their product
Is necessary to the preservation of the
property of the creditors and the main
tenance of the company's assets and bank
ers, holders of the company's commerlcal
papers, and the other parties Interested
propose to aid the receivers In keeping the
The busiest time In the milling year Is ap
proaching, as the fall crop of grain will
soon be moving to the mills and trade Is
said to be In a healthy condition. Funds
can easily be obtained for the operation of
the mills. There are $3,500,000 worth of
merchandise bills and accounts receivable
which have become a cash asset for the
conduct of the business under the receiver
ship, and In addition the receivers are em
powered to Issue receivers' certificates
will take precedence over all other claims.
CHICAGO, Aug. 10. Judge Bethea today
appointed Frank H. Jones receiver for the
Millers' Products company, flour dealers,
whose assets are placed at about $30,000
and liabilities at $90,000. The principal
creditor Is the PUlsbury-Waahburn Flour
Mills company, which went into the hands
of a receiver Saturday and which has a
claim of $60,000 against the Millers' Products
Ancillary receivers were appointed today
for the property of the PUlsbury-Washburn
company's property in Chicago, valued at
about $25,000. The receivers are Albert C.
Lorlng, Charles 8. Plllsbury and Albert
ROBBERS TORTURE WOMEN
Fall to Find Hidden Wealth and Flee,
Leaving Fifteen Hundred Dol
WASHINGTON. Pa.. Aug. ll.-Three
masked men entered the home of Miss
Maria De Garmo, tn a remote part of the
county yesterday mornlrvg, after battering
down the door, bound and gagged Miss
De Garmo and her niece. Miss LJxzle Hart
man, the only occupants of the house, and
robbed them of their Jewelry and a small
amount of cash. Carpets were slashed.
matresses rlped open and chests broker.
Into. When no large sum of money wos
found the women were tortured until the
elder one fainted and the men left. . Miss
Hartman. bleeding and cut, at last freed
herself from the ropes and released her
aunt. Fifteen hundred dollars which had
been received the day bofora for a timber
tract was found where the robbers had
BUSH FIRE STARTS AGAIN
Flames Rartag Near Sullivan
Threaten Mine Building
WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. ll.-A special
from Cranbrook says: A bad bush Are Is
raging near Bulllvsn with the probability
of the buildings of the Sullivan Mine com
pany being burned. Another fire Is burn
ing near Klmtx-rly and there is danger
of that town being wiped out.
Owing to the strike in the Canadian Pa
cific railway shops there la no engine
available and too refugees who were to
go to Fernle were all held over. It la not
nnOT wuco Uit train jo f "
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From the Washington Star.
WRIGHT MAKES LONG FLIGHT
Aeroplane Travels Three Times
Around Course at Fast Speed.
MACHINE IN PEEFECT CONTROL
It Soars Like Bird to New Heights,
Traveling: at Rate of Thirty
Six Miles an
LEMANS, France. Atig. U.r-Tills eren'ng
Wilbur Wright of- Dayion; 6.,. made the
longest and most successful flight of the
series of aeroplane trials which he has
been conducting here, remaining in the air
three minute and forty-four seconds. The
machine circled the field three times at the
rate of thlrty-slx miles an hour. On pars
ing a grandstand Mr. Wright gracefully
descended until within speaking distance
thA snertatnrs. who a.nnlauded the ex
hibition of mastery of the aeroplane, after J
which he soared like a bird to new heights
and continued his flight until reaching the
starting point, where he gently landed.
PARIS, Aug. 11. The French papers and
the aeronautic experts, besides extolling th;
Wright Brothers' aeroplane, devote much
space to picturing with French art the per
sonality of Wilbur Wright.
"This man," says Frarjx Relchel In the
Figaro, "Is strange and cold, but of a cold
ness that is smiling and sympathetic. He
Is tall, thin, severe a man that Is tempered
like steel. The countenance Is remarkable,
curious, the head that of a bird, long and
bony and with a long nose. The face Is
smooth shaven and tanned by the winds
and the country sun. The eye Is a superb
blue-gray with tints of gold; honorable,
gentle, resolute and Intelligent. Those
golden glints bespeak an ardent flame, for
Wilbur Wright Is a fanatic."
As evident of the Interest that Is being
taken In Mr. Wright's experiments a crowd
of 3,000 persons. Including many women,
patiently waited throughout the day until
he should decide to take out his machine
for a sail.
The aeroplane soared down the course
and then abruptly, almost recklessly.
swooped and turned and came majestically
down the field, following the lines of trees,
after which it returned to the front of the
grandstand. With admirable ease and pre
clslpn the aeroplane here descended to a
lower level, seemingly to drop the spec
tators a polite aerial courtesy. Then It
rose again and resmued Its trip, describing
xlgzags here and there until It completed
three circuits of the course. Finally It came
to the ground at the starting point and Mr.
Wright again was received with the plaud
its of the delighted spectators. There was
scarcely a vestige of breeze while the flight
was taking place.
After the demonstration Mr. Wright said
to the Associated Press:
"My Idea Is to make longer and possibly
higher flights dally. I am feeling out my
Among the spectators today was J. C.
Coey, the American aeronaut, who was en
thusiastic over the performance.
Allen Will Take Ualdnln'a Balloon
Regardless of Speed Test.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. The military
dirigible bulio'jn built for the signal corps
of the army by Captain Thomas S. Bald
win will be accepted. "We are going to
buy Baldwin's machine; we need It," said
General James Alldn, chief signal officer,
and yesterday hi indicated that failure to
comply with tho speed requirements will
not prevent the purchase of the airship.
It is generally understood, therefore, that
the speed and endurance trials will merely
determine the pries to be paid for the
Captain Baldwin is satisfied that he can
make twenty-two miles an hour under the
conditions prescribed by the signal corps.
General Alk-n and the scientists who have
been watching the Baldwin flights are of
the same opinion. Colonel James Templer,
former chief of the aeronautical division
of the British army, said that he believed
Caplaln Baldwin's dirigible could make
twenty-five miles an hour In still air.
Colonel Templer last night sent his re
port to the British War office on his in
spection of the Baldwin airship. He recom
mended that several of Its features be In
corporated in the new dirigible which the
aTlnatlauad on, B-Oucd Page.
CHANGE IN TURKISH MINISTRY
Recall of Mchmcd All Bey Part
Plan to Replace the Old
n earl me.
WASHINGTON, Aug. H. The recall of
Mchmed All Bey, the Turkish minister at
Washington,' announced In tha Associated
Press dispatches from Iondon occasioned
no great surprise to official Washington.
Indeed, It has been confidently predicted
that this would surely follow the change
In the Turkish ministry as Mehmed All
Bey was sent to Washington under the
old regime. The general expectation Is
that the porte will adopt the general prac
llea of recalling all the mlnlsUca appointed
before .the constitution was proclaimed and
substitute in their places men known to be
In sympathy with the new order of things
Mehmed Al) Bey Is a comparatively young
man, being only about J5 years of age.
He, however, ranks high In the diplomatic
corps and la a man of culture and learn
ing. Before coming to Washington he oc
cupied an important position in the foreign
office, being one of the counsellors of the
The minister authorizes a general denial
of the stories which reflect upon the
character and Integrity of his father. He
has been represented as a reactionary, the
minister says, whereas In fact he is liberal
In his views and often has given advice of
that character to the sultan.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. ll.-The aultun
haa made known his Intention of defraying
the entire cost of building a new house of
parliament and has given orders that plans
The general attitude of the sultan with
regard to the new order of things in Tur
key Is giving great satisfaction. In an In
terview with one of his new ministers the
"Every man In Turkey Is a, member of
the committee of union and progress, and
I am their president Let us live together
and make the country prosperous."
THREE SUFFOCATED BY GAS
Resulting; from the Leak
Cause the Death of On
WHEELING. W. Va., Aug. ll.-Escaplng
gas In the building of South Eoff street,
occupied by Mrs. J. 8. Gavin as a millinery
store and residence, caused a fire at 3:3i)
o'clock this morning which resulted In the
death of three persons and the possible
fatal Injury of one other, while six more
were compelled to Jump from third story
windows to escape the flames.
CLARA GAVIN. 27 years old.
MAYME GAVIN. 19 years old.
MAItUHKT GAVIN, 21 years old.
The Injured: v
Mrs. J. S. Gavin, bruised and back in
jured, may die.
The dead girls were daughters of Mrs.
Gavin and were suffocated as they slept
on the third floor. Two servant girls and
four sons of Mrs. Gavin Jumped from third
story windows and escaped with minor In
juries. The two upper floors of the building were
ablaze when the fire was discovered and all
means of escape for those asleep were cut
off before they were awakened. The prop
erty loss will be about $10,000.
REPCRT ON HONDURAN AFFAIR
Minister on Way to t'onfer with Offi
cials on Cancellation of
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. Travel sccom
modallons are meager In Honduras and It
may be several days befire Minister Dcdge,
now on his way from Salvador to Tegu
cigalpa may reach the latter place to con
fer with the Honduran officials regarding
the cases of the American consuls at Celba,
whoie exequaturs have been cancelled by
President Davlla. Mr. Dodge wlll make a
thorough examination of the cases of the
consular officers .nd on his report will
depend In a large measure the future atti
tude of the State department In dealing
with Honduras. President Davlla's re
fusal to suspend the cancellation of the
exequaturs was a distinct disappointment
and surprise to the State department. If
Minister Dodge's report upholds the con
tention of the United States government
Jthat the consuls dad not commit any
breach of propriety in tbelr dealings with
tha revolutionists there ia apt to he ansa
pretty spicy correspondence bet weea tha
State department had Iloodurf
OPPOSE ELECTION OF VILLA
Foreigners Protest Against Seating of
Manila Fire -Eater.
FAV0RED KILLING OF SPANIARDS
American Realdcnta of City Declare I
Ills Selection Showa Incapacity
of Katlvea to Govern .
iiVTT a a,. 11 purnt frAm tha mu.
nlclpal elections show that Simon Villa car-
rled the southern district of the city, being
elected alderman by a large plurality, while
Ramon Dlokno was triumphant for the
similar office In the northern district, do-
featlng Dominator Gomes for the place.
Justo Lukban was elected to the assem-
bly from the northern district.
Simon Villa Is an ex-offlcer of the Insur-
gent army and only escaped trial for tho
murder of a Spanish officer by the general
amnesty proclamation. He Is the man
whose Incendiary speeches during his tarn-
palgn aroused the Americans and Spaniards
of the city to such an extent that protest
was made by the Spanish consul general
to Governor General Smith as the result of
Villa s public declaration that In the event
of another revolution he would advocate
the slaughter of all Spaniards on the
Islanda. Governor Smith replied that these
statements had no weight as Villa held no
Dlokno Is a lawyer and the leader of the
labor party of the city.
It Is not thought by Americans here that
the government wlll allow Villa to be
seated, objections to his holding office
being made on the grounds that he Is
morally unfit to undertake the duties and
responsibilities of a position such as that
to which he has been elected.
The American residents and others of the
foreign population of Manila are opposed
to the rapid extension of the ballot to the
Flllpinos. declaring that the election of
Villa and Dlokno clearly demonstrates the
Incapacity of the natives for self-govern-
ment at present.
READY FOR WAR WITH CASTRO
Netherlands Haa Dl a patched Warship
and Is Arming; Inhabitants of
WILLEM8TAD, Curacao, Aug. ll.-The
colonial government la making active pre.
paratlons for any possible trouble between
The Netherlands and Venezuela. A station
for wireless telegraph;' Is being Installed
here and yesterday the cruiser Calderland
left for the neighboring Island of Aruba,
carrying rifles snd ammunition to the In-
habitants. Aruba Is practically without tlie heads of all the bureaus of the east
protection. ttn,j western heudqunrtors present.
A letter received here from Mararalbo
announces that the Venezuela river
steamer Aellx has left that port with
iroope mr me una oi oisracaiDo Day. it
la believed that these soldiers are going
out against a revolutionary band.
THE HAGUE. Aug. ll.-The battleship
Jacob Van Heemakerk sailed today for I
Caribbean waters. The cruiser Frlesland.
which Is under orders to prepare for for
eign servica, returned today from Norway.
It probably will follow the Jacob Van
Heemakerk as soon as It can be got ready.
The only warship The Netherlands now
has In the Caribbean la the cruiser Gelder-
land. This vessel's term of service has
expired and It will be relieved by the Jacob
RECTIFIERS UNDER LABEL LAW
Revenue Department Contends They
Are Subject to Sam Rulca
WASHINGTON, Aug. ll.-The commis
sioner of Internal revenue has informed
W. M. Hough, attorney for the National
Wholecale Liquor Dealers' association that
there Is ample authority of law for the
government to prescribe the marking of
packages of spirits and liquors In the
hands of rectifiers ss Is the case of mark
ing tha products of distillers. Mr. Hough's
Inquiry In this respect Indlcsted his belief
that the government was without power to
control tha marketing of the product of
rectifiers to the same dee that It
contracts , the products of the dli
tillers. He was referred to section
$3t of tha revised statutes as ampla au
thority fur the government '
Prediction That Buckeye State Will
Be Bepublican by 100,000.
MANY CITIES WANT CANDIDATE
Decision Not to Travel Will Be Ad
Chairman Will C'onsnlt Jndae Heaard-
lig Selection of Advisory Com
mittee to Look After Cant
HOT SPRINGS, Va.. Aug. 11. n
Arthur I. Vorys, the Ohio Tutl manager,
and Mr. Taft s publicity assistant, Gus J.
Karger, here today, and Frank H. Hitch;
cock, national chairman, arriving tomor
row ,tho spot lights of the republican na
tional campaign seem about to focus on
the Virginia mountains. From this time
on Mr. Varys will spend the major por
tion of his time with his chief. He has
endeavored to familiarise himself with
every local political situation In Ohio, and
today added from 18.000 to MW voies iu
his previous estimate that the Buckeye
taH would alve the republican national
ticket W0.0UU plurality. Mr. Vorys predicts
the success of the Ohio atate ticket anu
analyies the congressional situation wun
no losses over tho present repuDiican rep-
. . v.ii , f W
resentatlon of sixteen repu"vn
democrats. In doing the latter, Mr. Vory
conceded but one sure democratlo district
and makes four others doubtful.
While Governor Harris' position In favor
of local option may hurt him In Cleveland
and Cincinnati, Mr. Vorys says it wm m-o
him votes In all other parts of the state.
Though Mr. Vorys brings with mm a us-
mand from every part or me si
the presence of Mr. Taft during the cam
paign, the decided Inclination of the can
didate aa well As the juagmeni ui .... -
vlsers Is against a traveling campaign.
Hitchcock Cornea Today.
The Important problem that Mr. Hitch
cock will present will be tne seiecuon
the members of the advisory c imhu y.
nine decided on as a means of an aid In
financing the national campaign. It Is
t.A tht these men will be chosen for
. k a mn.t nart from the commercial cen-
ters of the country, and whose abllltle. In
financial afrairs are
w . t.tBtiv ram na ik ii vmum
ndcnloo(1 wtll be discussed by the man
ager and candidate, sucn as u.e .e.v..-..
and assignment of speakers, local organic,
tlon and the literary feature, to be de
veloped. Mr. Vorys will Icy WW "
Hitchcock in detail me n. v.
Iu . thM matters,
Incidentally, the West Virginia "
wlll be taken up and a decision OUI",e"
announced as to the future ll,luu"
national committee in tnai Bllc- " "
stated today hat tne enori. '" "--
state leaders settle their ow" ,
and eliminate one or tne m
be strongly made. .
Mr. Taft divided nis umo
correspondence, conferences, wrork on ni
speech of the 21st to the Virginians w nj
are coming here, and a game of goit i
which he clipped two
previous record of nineteen.
Mr. Taft was tooay mvuu "
the southern hardware men . .-.. .
Tenn., In November, ths Invitation Doing
extended by Henry L. Luptnn of the O""
Iron and Steel company of Pittsburg. Mi.
Lurton today presented to Mr. Taft. Robert
McAfee, secretary of the commonwtaiin ui
Pennsylvania; George Tener, Harry WWII
and John Oliver or piusourg am.
wu.i.riii. The visit was a social
one and Mr. Taft said pontics rei
John Hays Hammond of Manicnuan
wlll be an arrival tomorrow w -
..... .t. tha Vrtttnnul
matters in com.euuuii .
Leagues of Republican clubs,
Financial Plans Discussed.
NEW YORK, Aug. ll.-The subject of
rasing money to finance tho republican
camnalgn was considered by Frank H.
Hitchcock, chairman of the rr-publlcan na-
tlonal committee, Just before he left New
York tonight for Hot Springs, Va., where
I ha wlll confer with Mr. Taft. The qu?e-
tlon of money raising was taken up with
Cornelius N. Bliss, who was the republican
national four year. ag-o. Whll,
neither of Uiese genuerren
the situation at the cloao ot the conference.
It Is practically settled that M.r Bliss con
sented to accept a place on th advisory
committee, operating In conjunction with
the chairman of the national committee.
The talk between Mr. Bliss and Mr.
Hltchcok was held at tha former's office
was the first exchanged views between
them since tho convention.
Mr. Hitchcock W ill go to Chicago to open
....irn hesdiiuartcrs on August 18. At
I that time there will be a conference with
I pens.tnr J. C. Burrows of Michigan,
., .. temnornrv chairman of the
I rairiiican rational convention nnd ehalr-
or th8 committee.
I ... , m, Ch.mu of
tion as the vice presiaennai candi
date, today conferred with Frank H.
Hitchcock, chairman of the republican na
tional committee, concerning the cereitionlea
which will take place at I'tlca, N. TA on
August 18. The fact that there are to ba
number of notable speakers participating
In the Sherman notification makes the
event very Important to the campaign.
Chairman Hitchcock spent a great part
of today in consultation with the members
of his New York political staff, dosing
up matters so as to enable him to start
for Hot Springs, Va., this evening.
0ES M01NES MAN IS MISSING
Went to I hlraio with Thousand Dol
lara and Has Not Been Heard
CHICAGO, Aug. 11-U R. Hough, 36
vears old. a siui-amau hv.iib i Lrm
Mo'r.-. a. la , disappeared In Chicago, July
18. under circumstances which lead his
relatives to believe he Is a victim of foul
Last night the fact was reported to
detective headquarters and a description
of the mlsalng n an was sent to every sta
tion tn the city.
Hough left his home July 15 with more
than $1,000 In his poaw salon. He came t?
I Chicago on business, and, It ia said, wrote
several letters to relatives. The last letter
was received July a, and since that tauaa
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