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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 48.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKNING, AUGUST 13, 1908 TEX FAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TAFT TO KEEP OUT
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AT END
DIOGENES VICTIM OF CRUELEST HOAX YET!
Ananias and Munchausen offer to show him a room full of honest men! Aged philosopher,
Thursday, August lit, J90.
Sports and Minor Entertainments the
justly infuriated by disappointment, thrashes deceivers! Two champion liars now in hospital,
Candidate Will Take No Fart
Politics of Any State.
Program at Auckland.
suffering from severe contusions!
JACKIES ON GOOD BEHAVIOR
HE WILL DO NO TRAVELING
All Hit Campaign Speechei to Be
Made in Cincinnati.
Condact of Men Occasion Many Favor
able Comments S perry and
Gorernor of Queensland
Formally Accepts Tender of Place on
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Regularity of State Ticketi to Be
Passed Upon toy National Body.
WEST VIRGINIA CASE IS UP
I kilrmtn Hitchcock Hold Extended
Conferences with Leaders of Euch
FactionWill Insist on
Republican National Chairman Hitchcock
HOT 6PRING8, Aug. 12. When the first
conference between Mr. Taft, Chairman
Hitchcock. Chief of Staff Vorys. and Sec
retary Williams had ended thla afternoon.
Mr. Hitchcock said he was authorised to
announce that Mr. Taft would take no part
In the politics of any state, nor Interfere
In any factional fight.
Mr. Hitchcock also announced as a
1nal decision that the candidate would
nake his entire campaign In Cincinnati.
km to the first announcement, Mr. Hitch
cock made It iplaln that according to
long established precedent the national
committee would be free to decide which
vas and which waa not a regular republi
can state ticket.
a-rtved here early today and will leave to
light for Chicago. Perhaps the most Import
int business of his conference today with
Mr. Taft was the discussion of the personnel
Faft was the discussion of the personnel
)f the financial advisory committee of nine,
le appointment of which Mr. Hitchcock
lys he will announce after he has con
ulted leaders of the party representing
A decision Is expected soon on the West
Virginia republlcsn situation, and to this
nd Mr. Hitchcock took up the problem
vll h the lev3r of the two factions from
hat state, who are here. In the event of
. refusal to withdraw being made by each
f the candidates for governor, It Is not
inllkely that the fcttltude of the natlnnnl
loinmlttec will be to lrslst on the placing
f Taft electors on each ticket.
A. I. Vorys of Ohio participated In the
onference between Mr. Taft and Che.lr-
John Hays Hammond reached here today
nd will remain several days. During that
Ime he expects to talk over a number of
hlngs political with Mr. Taft, among them
he welfare and plans of the national
rngue of republican clubs.
REGULARS TAKE PRIMARIES
nrty Organisation Wins Ont In
lection of Deles; tes In
' 'California. "'
BAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12,-Out of 63
teleratea to the stats convention the lndlca
:!ons from present advices are that the
regular republican forces will control 400 as
a result of the primary elections held yes
terday. In thla city thirteen of the eighteen
assembly districts went to the regulars,
while In Alameda county, where the opposi
tions waa strongest, four out of seven, dis
tricts were captured by the regulars. Oak
land and Berkeley were taken by the op
position, but Alameda went to the regulars.
Los Angeles, both city and county also fell
Into line for the regular ticket, as did Sun
Diego and San Joaquin county, Santa Clara
county, Sonoma county and Contra Costa
county. In Fresno there was no contest
ani In Hum bolt county the opposition will
name the senator while the congressmen
will be regular. The regulars made great
galna In Sacramento county. The results
ire taken as an Indication that In the event
of a republican victory at the polls Senator
Cleorge Perkins will be returned to Wash
ington and also practically Insure the re
nomlnotlon of Congressmen Kahn and
CH0ATE CHOSEN TO PRESIDE
former Ambassador Will Be Chair
man of New York Republican
NKW YORK, Aug. 12 The republican
stale convention to nominate a candidate
for governor and a atate ticket will be held
at Saratoga on September 13. Ellhu Root
will be temporary chairman and Joseph H.
Choate. former ambassador to Great Bri
tain, permanent chairman of the conven
tion. This was decided upon at a meeting of
the republican state committee held ct the
republican club today. In accepting the
chairmanship Mr. Choate lr said to have
wrlttsn Chairman Woodruff that he wanted
It understood that he la an ardent sup
porter of Governor Hughes. An executive
committee of eleven was appointed with
'.he chulrmait of the fctate. committee as
chairman. The committee Includes ex
3overnor Odell, George W. Dunn. Herbert
Prrsous, William L. Ward, New York state,
member of tho national committee; William
Barnes, Jr., Francis Hendricks, George W.
Aldrldge. and Congressman Farsett.
TRAIN CUTS CAR IN TWO
tlx Persona Seriously Hart
Wreck of Detroit Street
DETROIT. Mich., Aug. 12. Six persons
were seriously Injured Here today when a
Urand Trunk railway freight train col
lided with a Harper avenue street car cut
ting the latter In two.
John t. John, conductor.
William Newman, motorman.
W. A. Boyd.
Henry B. bVhanta.
CHOATE TRIES TO END LIFE
Tallinn- to rear Custody of Child
ew Yorker 'Attempts
DES MOINES. Ia.. Aug. It Fred M. C.
Choaie, who lost In his sensational efforts
to got ha custody of his little girl In dis
til, t court yesterday, attempted to commit
suicide this morning by severing the artery
In tils left arm. .
He was taken to th eofflcs of Dr. Lam
bert, Ids brcther-ln-law, with whom his
wife lid tweji slopping, and thei a of f oi t
U being: made to save his life.
COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
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Fight between bulls and bears causes
an uproar on the cotton market In New
York. Vags 1
Boats in Rochester harbor collide and
one Is sunk with fifteen passengers, one
of whom Is missing. Page 1
Official functions at Auckland end and
offlcera and men of fleet are entertained
by field sports. Page 1
Aeronaut Wright gives the best demon
stration yet of his ability to handle rto
plane at LcMans, France. Pags 1
Big crowd at Lincoln listens to the
notification ceremonies and hears Bryan's
speech of acceptance. rags 1
W. J. Bryan accepts tender of demo
cratic nomination and arralgna republican
party In his speech of acceptance. Paga 1
Chairman Hitchcock confers with Judge
Taft at Hot Springs and then leaves for
Chicago. Fag 1
Ferdinand Martin of Elkhorn In a fit of
despondency blows the top of hlk bead off
with a shotgun. Fags 3
Scores of the base ball games yesterday:
' 4 Omaha vs. Lincoln 2.
3 Denver vs. Sioux City 0.
6 Pueblo vs. Des Moines 4.
S Chicago vs. Pittsburg 0.
8-2 Boston vs. Philadelphia 2-5.
5 Brooklyn vs. New York 1.
4 Cleveland vs. Philadelphia S.
5 Louisville vs. Minneapolis 3.
3 Columbus vs. Milwaukee 0.
12 St. Paul vs. Indianapolis 8. .
1 Kansas City vs. Toledo 6.
COsOTEBCIAX. AITS XBSUSTBXAJU.
Vive stock maikets. Pags 7
Grain markets. Pags 7
Stock and bonds. Page
MOTKKXHT OP OCBAJT ITIAMIBIT I.
Port. Arrives. Saliva.
NKW TOBK Ornr Kurfuwt. K. P. Wllhslm.
NEW YORK K. Wlihelm 11 .... Rotterdam.
NEW YORK Muabs
FIFTEEN INJURED IN WRECK
Electric Cars nt Detroit Collide,
Throwlnsr' Fasaena-ers In
Heap on Floor.
DETROIT. Mich., Aug. 12. Fifteen per
sons sustained slight Irjuri-s early today
when two cars on the Detroit, Ypsllantl
and Ann Arbor Electric railway, collided
near the city limits on Michigan avenue.
The wcBt-hound car was filled with over
loo people. Through misunderstanding or
disobedience of orders It collided head-on
with an east-bound car on a short stretch
of single track. Fortunately, neither was
running at high speed and they did not
telescope. The force of the collision piled
the passengers Into a heap In the west
bound car and a number of them received
bruises and srralns.
N1LKS. O., Aug. 11. Pasenger train No.
36 on the Pennsylvania railroad from Ash
tabula to Newcastle was Wrecked here to
day. Conductor, braktman and mall clerk
were all hurt. Men on a handcar passed
a switch and did not have time, to close It
when tho passenger train came along, took
the aiding and ran lrlo a freight train.
The pasaengera escaped.
COTTON MARKET IN UPROAR
Battle Between Bulls and Bears
Causes Greatest Kxcltemeat
NEW YORK. Aug. 12. Amid the greatest
excitement since the Sully year, the big
battle between the Wall street bull pool
and loral bear Interests for speculative con
trol of the cotton market was renewed to
day. The big cotton ring fairly seethed
under the tremendous operations, blocks of
3.000 and 4.000 bales being flung back and
forth like 100-bale lots In ordinary times
until fairly overwhelmed the bulls were for
a time obliged to cease buying. This pre
cipitated a fresh outburst during which
October, after having sold early at 8.43c.
dropped to .00c, or over $2 per bale below
the high level of the morning and 14.26 per
bale below the high price of last Friday
There were rumors of dissensions among
the bull leaden, and even at the decline
Liverpool brokers were believed to be sup
porting the market. It waa estimated that
at least 1&0.0U0 bales of cotton had been
liquidated during the past two days.
METEOR DROPS IN BACK YARD
Five-Pound Rock Cats Throngh Gran
Arbor and Fence of
IOWA FALLS. Ia., Aug. 12-(Speclal
During an elecirtcul and windstorm a me
teor fell In the back yard of I.. A. Huff
at Faulkner, northeast of this city. It
passed through a grape arbor, cutting Its
way through a galvanised woven wire
fence that stood at an angle of Su degrees,
tutting the lrvs as though they were mere
thread. It struck a fence board and took
a bit out of that and then burWd Itself in
the ground In front of a gate to such a
depth that It had to be dug out before the
gate could be.upened. The stuns weighs
five pounds and la concave lu shape. It is
reddish brown In color and liaa six quarts
spots on it. The stone has the apiearance
of hsvlng been burned. The meteor will
te st nt to the Memorial unlvsrs'iy at Miisoa
City for cUtsulcatiua,
AUCKLAND, N. Z.. Aug. U.-The prin
cipal official entertainments In honor of
the officers and men of the visiting bat
tleshlp fleet are now at an end, for Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday are to be devoted
to sports and minor entertainments.
After the races at Ellerslle, Admiral
Spcrry and 200 officers of the fleet pro
ceeded as the guests of Prime Minister
Ward and the members of Parliament to
Rotorua, In the Thermal district In the
heart of North Island, 171 miles from Auck.
land by rail. Here they will visit the
boiling springs, geysers and medicinal
baths and witness the opening ceremonies
of the beautiful new bath house. Excur
sions will be made to other points of in
terest near Rotorus, and the visitors are
expected back In Auckland on Friday.
The men of the fleet have conducted
themselves well and their good behavior
has made a most favorable Impression upon
the people of Auckland. There Is no ques
tion but that the men have had a thor
oughly good time on shore. They have
been entertained almost constantly with
theatrical productions, dinners and sports
and they have expressed their liking for
Auckland and the people of the city In tin
mlstakable terms. The sailors have shown
themselves ready speiders and by. th
time the fleet leaves the shopkeepers of
Auckland will have reaped a rich harvest
The men crowd the curio shops day and
night, purchasing souvenirs of the country
and they have mailed vast quantities of
picture postal cars to friends at home. All
this Is regarded as a very good advertise
ment for New Zealand.
Weather Aids Rntertalners.
The weather during fleet week has been
glorious and this has added materially to
the success of the various functions and
the enjoyment of the visitors.
Tonight the noncommissioned officers of
the New Zealand garrison entertained at
drill hall the noncommissioned officers of
the American and Australian ships. There
also were sports and entertainments for the
enlisted men, and the officers who did not
go to Rotorua were given a dinner at the
Admiral Bperry has received a cablegram
from the governor of Queensland, Lord
Chelmsford, containing affectionate greet
ings and' the wishes of the governor for
the continued prosperity of the United
States and Great Britain.- In his reply,
the American admiral conveys his. heart
felt thanks. He said that America and
Australia, In working toward and realizing
the Ideals of freedom Inherited Jointly from
the mother country dwelt in a community
of Interests and will continue to live In
sympathy and mutual understanding. The
warmest friendship, the admiral said,
marked the Intercourse between the two
JAPS - TO SPEND , HALF . MI 1X1 ON
Reception to Fleet to Be Conducted
on Grand Scale.
TOKIO, Aug. 1Z Notwithstanding the
fact that this Is the vacation period at the
departmental offices of the government,
the staff at the Navy department Is al
ready busily engaged In preparing the pro
gram for the reception of the American
Atlantic battleship fleet, which is due to
arrive October 17. The reception will un
doubtedly be conducted on a grand scale
end the chief difficulty now appears to be
to keep the program within the bounds
demanded by the limited time the war
vessels will remala here. It Is estimated
that the welcome to be accorded the Amer
ican fleet by Japan will cost $500,000. Every
officer and man of the visitors will be pre
sented with a sliver souvenir of the occa
sion. THAW DECLARED BANKRUPT
Action of Referee Blair Is Snrnrlae
to Those Interested In
the J Case.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Aug. 12. Harry "K.
Thaw was formally adjudged a bankrupt
at 11 o'clock today by Referee In Bank
ruptcy W. R. Blair. The action was a sur
prise to those Interested In the case, as
United States Commissioner William T.
Llndsey had set August 21 as the date for
the adjudication. No explanation of the
change of plans and this morning's action
has been made, but It ia believed here that
Receiver Roger O'Mara's visit to Thaw at
Poughkeepale yesterday may have had
something to do with today's move. O'Mara
was hurriedly summoned by Thaw on Mon
day. No hearing was held previous to the
enterlrjg of the formal order of adjudica
tion, and Referee Blair haa not announced
the date of the first meeting of Thaw's
creditors. Under the law this must be held
not sooner than ten days and within thirty
days. 'Referee Ulalr will probable announce
the date for the meeting of creditors to
morrow. A.i effort will be made to bring Thaw to
Pittsburg for the first meeting of creditors
and unless District Attorney W. T. Jerome
of New York Is able to prevent bis coming
It Is believed Thaw will toe In Pittsburg
within thirty days.
ONTARIO BOATS IN COLLISION
Steamer with Fifteen Passengers la
Bank and One Woman la
ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Aug. 12.-Wlth the
decks crowded with passengers, the large
steamer Kingston of the Rlchellleu and On
tario Navigation company, was rammed
last night by the excursion steamer Ti
tanla, a boat that plies In Charlotte harbor
on Lake Ontario, the port of entry for
One woman is missing this morning. She
is the wife of Captain Roscoe of the
The Kingston had a list of 450 passengers
aboard, while the Tltanla had fifteen pas
sengers. They collided when the Tltanla
tried to cut across the bow of the Kings
ton to make a dock In advance of the large
steamer. The large boat was rammed on
the port side, the smaller craft sinking In
about two minutes.
Captain Thorp of the Tltanla leaped
aboard the Kingston, followed by several
of his passangers. In the meantime the
sailing ysch Julia went to ?ie rescue, as
did the boats from the life saving station.
A life boat from the Kingston picked up
six women and tour men.
Joseph Scoretkl swam from the pier' and
rescued one passengei. FJve wtrt rescutd
by a launch.
Copyright, 1908, by American-Journal-
NEW TRIUMPH FOR WRIGHT
American Aeronaut Circlet Field Five
. Times in Aeroplane.
REMAINS IN AI2 SIX MINUTES
Feat Declared by Experts to Bo Beat
DmotratliWrt the AblU,
Ity to Manas - the .
LEMAN9, France, Aug. 12. Wilbur
Wright of Dayton, O., made a splendid
flight with his aeroplane here this morn
ing, circling the field five times and re
maining In the air six minutes fifty-six
und two-fifths seconds. The f.lght was un
dulating throughout, with the highest level
Among the spectators was M. Kapferer,
the engineer of the dirigible balloon Vllle
The flight was timed officially by the
Aero club of the Department of the Sarthe.
The wind wua blowing at the rate of ten
miles an hour, the greatest velocity since
the experiments were begun. The height
attained by Mr. Wright Is considered re
markable and tho experts present were
unanimous In the opinion that tho American
aeronaut today den onstra txl even a greater
degree of skill In the direction of his ma
chine than he did In the previous trials.
Baldwin Wants More Time.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12 -8pced, that re
quirement which meant so much In the
development of the automobile, has already
become one of the principal factors in aerial
navigation. Captain Baldwin may ask the
War department for an extension of thirty
days In the time which he haa to make his
official speed trials In order that he may
replace his four cylinder, 25-horse power
motor for an eight cylinder motor capable
of producing 50-horse power.
Captain Baldwin will make another pre
liminary apeed test with his dirigible at
sundown today. Mr. Curtlss, who built tho
engine and who is operating It for Captain
Baldwin in his flights, will endeavor to
get the full speed of the motor In tonight's
Over eighteen miles an hour was made In
yesterday's trial with the propeller making
4u0 revolutions a minute. The propeller is
believed to be capable of making 650 revo
lutions with the present motor and should
make a speed of twenty-two miles an hour
for the airship.
Captain Baldwin will receive J6.750 for his
airship If twenty miles Is made In the offi
cial speed trial, but the big dirigible has
already coat the builder nearly (1,000 and
he has figured on getting a bonus for speed.
Fifteen per cent over and above the con
tract price will be paid by the government
for each additional mile over twenty miles
an hour made by Captain Baldwin up to
twenty-four miles an hour.
PLAN BIG IRRIGATION DITCH
Million Eight Hundred Acres to Be
Reclaimed by Idaho
SALT LAKE CITY. Aug. 12.-With the
appearance in this city yesterday of Frank
H. Buhl, the Sharon (Pa.) millionaire, and
George A. Balrd of Idaho news was re
ceived concerning the launching of another
great Irrigation enterprise. It Involves not
far from buO.OUO acres of land on tho side
of the Bnaks river In Idaho and extending
westerly from the Little Salmon.
The new undertaking when completed
will reclaim land for a distance of 150 miles
west and covering more than l,0u0,00o acres
on the south side of the Snake river.
The main canal that supplies the Twin
Falls tract Is to be enlarged and carried
across Little Salmon river canyon for over
I. 200 feet and at the height of 640 feet. A
system of reservoirs Is to be constructed
on the new lands. These are calculated to
conserve 700 acres of the flood waters of
the Sna&e river and made to supply the
ground around them.
By the time this undertaking has been
rounded out Buhl snd his associates will
hsve expended In the neighborhood of
t7.ouo.tw to s,wo,oui).
JOHNSON FOR THIRD TERM
Minnesota Democrats May Name Him
Despite His Refusal to
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 11 Democratic
primaries, to elect delegates to the county
convention, which In turn will elect dele
gates to the state convention, will be held
In every county in the state this evening.
The county conventions will be held to
morrow and the state convention will, be
held In Minneapolis August 19. There will
be contests for many of the state offices.
Governor Johnson will probably be the
party's choice for the gubernational nomi
nation, but as he has repeatedly stated
that he Is not a candidate for a third term,
it Is unlikely that his name will be placed
before the convention.
The gubernational nominee Is expected to
be either Congressman W. S. Hammond of
St. James or Mayor J. G. Armson of Still
water, with the chances In favor of the
Frank A. Day, chairman of the state
central committee, stated today that the
split In the party caused by the Johnson
Bryan fight has been patched up and that
all the democrats In the state would sup
port the party's nominee.
The republicans, on the other hand, de
claro that the wound had not been healed
and that Governor Johnson will be put
forward. In spite of his declaration against
the third term, as the democrats only
hope of victory.
MRS. WEBB IS FOUND GUILTY
Jury Finds Divorced Wife of Million.
sire udhc I'Huen worm- j
CHICAGO. Aug. 12-Mrs. Alice L. Webb,
divorced wife of Prodle L. Duke, the mil
lionaire tobacco manufacturer, was today
found guilty of defrauding the Great North
ern hotel by passing a worthless check.
Garbed In black, as she was yesterday '
during the hearing of the evidence, Mrs.
Webb waa composed and expressed confi
dence that the verdict would be In her
favor. Her plea that the check, which was
for 50, waa written while she waa under
the Influence of stimulants and narcotics
to alleviate the pain of an attack of
pleurisy, she believed, would be sufficient
to Influence the Jury to bring In a verdict
At the word "guilty" the woman who a
few years ago was the mistress of millions
flushed and trembled, but only momentar
ily. She recovered quickly and was ap
parently perfectly composed while her law
yer made his motion for a new trial.
FOUR VISITORS AT OYSTER BAY
President Roosevelt Aarala Receives
Callers After Brief Period
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., Aug. 12.-Presldnt
Roosevelt, after four days of rest during
which not one official visitor was received
at Sagamore Hill, today had four guests.
They were John Raines, member of the
New York senate; Will. am B. Hale, a New
York literary man; Ralp M. Eaaley, chair
man of the executive council cf the Na
tional Civic federation, and John Mltche',1,
former president of .the L'nlted Mine
workers, and now managers of the trade
agreement detriment of the Civic Fed
eration. REPUBLICANSJN TENNESSEE
Uvans-snndera Win- of Pnrty Will
Probably Xiat Tillman for
NA8HVILLE, Tenn., Aug. It-More than
100 delegates of the Evans-Sanders portion
of the republican party In Tennessee met
at the state capltol today for the purpose
of nominating a candidate for governor
and other state offices. Hon. George N.
Tillman of Nashville, will probably be
nominated by acclamation for governor.
The platform will declare for state wide
Today's convention promised, In many
respects to be the most representative
gathering of Tennessee republh-ans that
has met In Kashvlll In many year
flOW BRYAN HEARS THE SEWS
Crowd Large, but Not Noted for Its
Display of Enthusiasm.
MAYOR ' JIM PB0VES BIO NOISE
Jnckaonlans Disgruntled und Let Ont
warging Growl Parade Well
Mannn-ed and City is Lib
eral 1 y Decorated.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 11 (Special.) Mr. Bryan
accepted again. '
Tho news of the action of the Denver
convention was told to him this afternoon
by Congressman Clayton of Alabama, In
tho presence of a large crowd of men,
women and children who composed the
surprise party. But It was very evident
Mr. Bryan knew abiut It all the time, for
ho never turned a hair or crackel a smile
when the news was broken to him.
The crowd was splendid, there being such
a preponderence f women present It was a
pleasing sight. The weather was Ideal,
but the enthusiasm was lucking. When the
procession reached Fifteenth and L streets,
where an Immense crowd had collected, not
a single cheer greeted the candidate's car
riage until Wult Pawson, a republican
county clerk, clapped his hands. Then a
half dossen cheered. That was all. When
the candidate cume out of the state house
or.to tho platform, which had been erected
at the north entrance of the building, he
was greeted by only a feeble cheer, which
the party leaders on the stand tried In vein
to warm up and nurse Into a real live
demonstration. This cheering wss confined
almost exclusively to the press gallery,
which was crowded with friends of the
leceptlon committee and a few newspaper
men and photographers.
It was the third time some of the audi
ence had seen Mr. Bryan receive news of
his nomination and this may have ac
counted for the lack of Interest on the
part of these. Another explanation given
was that while the crowd numbered many
thousands -most of It was composed of c!tl
sens of Lincoln, there being at the outstda
not more than S.000 visitors In the city and
probably many of these came up from the
Epworlh assembly. There was no doubt
this was true, for during the cheering a
large part of the crowd gave the Chautau
Dahlmaa Attract- Crowd.
Congressman Clayton, John W. Kern,
candidate for vice president, and G. Hum
phrey O'Sulllvan, who read the formal
letter of notification, each made a decided
hit. They were brief and spoke well, even
If the yelling of the crowd "Louder" did
drown their voices so that only a few in
front could tiear. National Chairman
Norman K. Mack presided and his remarks
were so short that he, too, received the
commendation of the crowd, though It was
not noted In the applause.
To sum up the notification day In a few
words It was a small Bryan and a big
Mayor Jim, who Is Bryan's handy man,
came In for almost as much glory as the
candidate and he did receive a greater
portion of the applause from the down
The mayor't-eached the city shortly be
fore noon with hts marching club. He
marched past the Lincoln hotel where
Shallenberger and Bergs were button
holing the faithful without a look-In. He
went up O street behind his band until he
struck the "magnificent" Cooley painting
of Dahlman and Bryan which is on dis
play In a local store. There he stopped.
All of his crowd stopped. Hats came off
and the bsnd serenaded the picture.
By this time most of the crowd had left
the Lincoln, following in the wake of the
cowboy mayor. After refreshments at
the Lindell Dahlman did some talking In
"I will get more votes than both of
these fellows receive together," he began,
referring to Shallenberger snd Berge. "I
(Continued on Second Page.)
Promises a More Complete Dissection
of Platform Later.
HIS SLOGAN FOR THE CAMPAIGN
Battlecry of the Democratic Hosts Re
sounds at Lincoln.
REPUBLICAN POLICIES CRITICISED
All Public His Laid at Door of the
Party in Power.
DEMOCRATIC PROMISES ARE HIGH
Reformation and .Not Revolution" It
the Goal of the Party, Accord
Ins; to the Peerless Lead
LINCOLN, Aug. 12. William Jeiin.iit,!
Bryan, replying to the aiidiess of Ileal
D. Clayton notifying him of his nomina
tion for the office of president by ths Den
ver convention, said:
Mr. Clayton und Gentlemen of the Notlfl.
cation Committee: 1 can not accept the
nomination wntuli you officially lender,
without first acknowledging my deep In
debtedness to tnu Uemociavio party tor the
extraordinary honor which It lias conferred
upon me. Having twice before been a can
didate lor tno presidency, in campaigns
which ended in uetuai, a inlrcl nomination,
the result of the lreo and voluntary act ut
the voters of the parly, can only be ex
plained by a substantial and undisputed
growth in the principles and policies lor
which I, with a multitude of others, have
contended. As these principles and policies
have given me whatever political strength
1 possess, the action of tho convention not
only renews my falih In them, but slrtngtu
ens my attachment to them.
1 shall, In the near future, preire a mors
formal reply to your nutlf icutton, and, In
that letter of acceptunce, will deal with the
piutforiii in detail, it ia sufficient, at this
time, to assure you that 1 am In hearty
accord with both the ltter und the spirit
of the platform. I endorse It In whole and
In part, and shall, If elected, regard lis
declarations as binding upon me. And, I
may add, a platform ia binding us to what
It omits as well as to what It contains. Ac
coiding to the democratic Idea, the people
think for themselves and select officials to
carry out their wishes. Tho voters are the
sovereigns; the officials are the servants
employed for a fixed time and at a slated
salary to do what the sovereigns want
clone, and to do It in the way the sover
eigns want It done. Platforms are entirely
In harmony with this democratic. Iilea.
A platform announces the party's po
sition on the questions which are at Issue;
and an official is not at liberty to use the
authority vested in him to urire personal
views which have not been submitted ta
the voters for their approval. It one la
nominated upon a platform which Is not
satisfactory to him, he must, . If csnritd,
either decline the nomination, or. If accept
ing It, propone an amended platform In
lieu of the one adopted by the convention.
No such situation, however, confronts your
candidate, for the platform upon which I
waa nominated not only contains nothing
from which I dissent, but It specifically
outlines all the remedial legislation which
we can hope to secure during the next
Republican Challenge Accepted.
The distinguished statesman who re
ceived tho republican nomination for
president said. In his notification
speech: "The strength of the re
publican cause In the campslgn ut
hand Is the fact that we represent the poli
cies essential to the reform of known
abuseB, to the continuance of liberty and
true prosperity, and that we are determined
as our platform unequivocally declares, to
maintain them and carry them on."
In the name of the democratic party, I
accept tho challenge; and charge that the
republican party Is responsible for all the
abuses which now exist In the federal
government, and that It la Impotent to ac
complish the reforms which are Impera
tively needed. Further, I can not Concur
In the statement that the republlcsn plat
form unequivocally declares for the re
forms that are necessary; on the contrary,
I affirm that It openly and notoriously
dlsuppolnts the hopes and expectations of
reformers, whether those reformers he re
publicans or democrats. So fur did the
republican conventnlon fall short of Its
duty that the republican candidate felt It
necessary to add to his platform In several
Important particulars, thus rebuking the
leaders of the party, upon whose co-operation
he must rely for the enactment of
As I shall, In separate speeches discuss
the leading questions at Iskiis, I shall at
this time confine myself to the paramount
question, and to the far reaching purpose
of our party, as that puipose is set forth
in the platform.
Shall the People Hulef
Our platform declares that the over
shadowing issue which manifests itself In
all the questions now under discussion, is
"Shall the people rule?" No matter whleu
way we turn; no matter to what subject w
address ourselves, the same question con
fronts us: Shall the people control their
own government, and use that government
for the protection of their rights and for
the promotion of their welfare? or shall
the representatives of predatory wealth
prey upon a defenseless public, while the
offenders secure Immunity from subservi
ent officials whom they raise to power by
unscrupulous methods? This Is the Issue
raised by the "known abuses" to which Mr.
In a Tiessage sent to congress last Jan
uary, President Roosevelt said: "The at
tacks by these great corporations on the
administration's actions nave been given
a wide circulation throughout the country.
In the newspapers and otherwlne, by those
writers and Hpeakers who, consciously or
unconsciously, act as the representallvei
of predatory wealth of the wealth accu
mulated on a giam scaie uy an lorins oi
Iniquity, ranging from the oppression of
wage earners to unfair and unwholesome
methods of crushing out competition uml
to defrauding the public by stock Jobbing
snd the manipulation of securities. Cer
tain wealthy men of this stamp, wlioe
conduct should be abhorent to every mun
of ordinarily decent conscience, and wliu
commit the hideous wrung of teaching
our young men that phenomenal buslneis
success must ordinarily be baaed on dis
honesty, have, during the last few months,
made it apparent that they have banded
together to work for a re-actlun. Their
endeavor Is to overthrow and discredit
all who honestly administer the law. to
prevent any additional legislation whtcu
would check and restrain them, and to se
cure. If possible, a freedom from all re.
stralnt which will permit every unscrupu
lous wrong doer to do what he wishes un
checked, provded he has enough money."
What an arraignment of the predatory
Is the president's Indictment true? And,
If true, against whom was the indictment
directed? Not against the democratic!
Mr. Taft Endorse President.
Mr. Taft says that these evils have crept
In during the last ten years. He declares
this time, some "prominent arjd Influential
members of the Community, spurred by fi
nancial success and In thrlr hurry for
greater wealth, became unmindful of tiie
common rules of business honesty and fi
delity, and of ths ilmltatlora Innmscd by
law upon their actions;" and that "the
revelations of ths breaches of trusts, ths
disclosures as to rvbates and discrimina
tions by railroads, the accumulating evi
dence of the violations of the anti-trust
laws, toy a number of corporations, sul the
over-Issue f stocks and bonds of Interstate
raliroiwls for the unlawful enriching of
directors and for the purpose of ninrrn,
traUng the control of lbs. railroads undue
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