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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1908 SIX F" 3 THIRTY PAGES.
VOL. XXXVVIII NO. 9.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
MOB IS STILL BUSY
FAIR PLAY FOR IRISH
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
WRIGHT SEES TAFT
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Another Negro Lynched at Springfield
Traders Proteit Ajainst British Bias
in Letting Contracts.
OLD RULE BENEFITS . BRITISH
Secretary of War Hai Extended Con
ference with Predecessor.
BRIGADE OF TROOPS ON GUARD
DEPARTMENT AFFAIRS GONE OVER
HJinoii Capital Wai Quiet During
Most of Day.
Emerald Merchants Must Ship Goods
to England and Back.
QUEER RELIGIOUS SECT MEETS
New Official Placed in Touch with
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Plain Dreis and Poverty Are Tenets
of Their Faith.
PILGRIMS TO CROAGH PATRICK
Twenty Thousand Persons Make Joir
ney' In Honor of Patron Saint
Poiital Authorities Strike at
Minn Fein Movement.
DCBLIX, Aug. 15. (Special.) Another
eitort Is being mad to secure fairer treat
ment for Ireland In the matter of contracts
for the supply of materials to the various
department of the IrlKh government. A
deputation from the lublin Industrial De
velopment association waited a few days
ago on Mr. T. H. Russell, M. P., the vice
president of the Department of Agricul
ture, to ask Mm to uae his Influence with
the poslofflce. the War office and the ad
miralty with that end In view.
Akhough, as the result of prolonged agi
tation, a sample office was established In
Inland a fuw years ago at which Irish
bidders may display samples of their goods,
the amailng rule Is still maintained that
the successful bidder must send all his
goods to England for Inspection and ac
ceptance and must then bring them back
to Ireland and deliver them to the de
partments by which they are to be used,
paying carriage on them both ways. This,
of course, puts the Irish manufacturer at
one Out of the bidding In competition with
his Kngllsn rival. The position of Ireland
la the more anomalous from the fact that
in Scotland there are separate Inspection
and receiving offices and the Scottish man
ufacturer are thus enabled to supply all
the goods used by the government depart
ments in their country.
An amastng Instance of the discrimina
tion against Ireland was quoted by a mem
ber of the deputation. It I the custom of
the Postofflce department to send all its
old books and papers to London, (aytng
S7.60 a ton freight on them, where they are
sold waste paper to Jewish firm at
K M a ton. When it was pointed out that
they could be sold profitably In Dublin
and that auch sale would provide work for
a large number of Dublin people the post
office authorities refused to consider the
matter because of the necessity of setting
up an inspecting staff In Dublin, although
the profit- on the sale of the old material
would pay the wages of the staff and
leave a substantial margin.
Cooneyites in Convention.
The llttla vUtagftHf 'Creoknacrlevs, near
Enniaktllen, la the scene of the convention
of one of the most remarkable religious
sects of modern times. The convention,
which is to continue all summer, Is at
tended by about 2.000 persons from all parts
' of the world. Including America, and la be
ing held at the birthplace of the sect. The
members of ths sect oall themselves pil
grims, but they are familiarly known as
Cooneyites, from the name of Mr. Edward
Coo ney of Ennlaklllen, their founder.
The sect, which Is only four years old,
bases its belief on a literal Interpretation
of the scriptural Injunctions to poverty.
The Cooneyites are, In fact, practical com
munists, something like the American
Uhakers. They live In communities of their
own and they own all thlnga in common,
and produce everything that they uae them
selves. Both men and women affect the
plalrxst dress, the women wearing black
skirts snd blouses and aallor hats, while
the men wear no collars or ties and neither
men nor women are permitted to possess a
Change of garments. Immersion In a run
nlr stream Is their form of baptism.
The persons In attendance at the conven.
tlon are living In tents on Mr. Cooney's
farm and the old farm house has been
turned Into a central catering establishment
for the great multitude. The Cooneyites are
respected by the country people about En
nlaklllen, who say that theyare honeat
people and good neighbors.
Pay Hoinase to St. Patrick.
The great pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick,
the sacred mountain near Westport, County
Mayo, to which It Is said St. Patrick re
tired for prayer and rest after his labors In
Ireland, waa attended this year by more
than 20,000 persons. Including pilgrims from
America, Prance, England, Scotland and
Italy. From dawn until dark there was a
continuous stream of people climbing the
precipitous mountain to attend the services,
which were held without a break through
out the day In the oratory on the summit
The pilgrimage is of very ancient origin,
references to It in the sixth century having
recently been discovered in the Vatican
records. The pilgrimage, which has never
been totally abandoned, was revived on a
large scale a few years sgo.
The agitation over the wearing of the
Irish kilt in the Houss of Lords has drawn
attention to an Interesting organisation
which it is hoped will soon visit America.
A few years ago a band of young Gaelic
enthusiasms of Armagh organised the
"O'Neill ripers," and as a result of their
ffforts the ecclesiastical capital ot Ireland
now possesses a band of pipers who wear
the ancient Iriih dress and produce the
ancient IrUh music on the Instrument of
the Gael. The O'Neill pipers are In great
demand st all national festivals In Ireland
and exjxrts from Germany, where the
sHudy of Gaelic dialects and customa Is
iy far advanced, declare that they have
Succeeded In reproducing the ancient dresa
sul music to pel faction.
The Hi UUh poslofflce bss evidently be
come alarmed at the growth of the Sinn
Fell) movement and has tanned an order
directed at the Sinn Fein stamp. This
stamp was issued a few months ago to
assist in raising funds tor the Sinn Fein
dally paper which is to appear early next
year and was used by all SlnnsPelners on
their letteis In addition to the regular
postofflce stsmp. The postmaster general
haa now Issued an order that no letters
which bear any stamps other than those
Issued by ths goverrment shall bo de
livered. A fit kin containing SCO pounds of butler
which had lain burled In a bog at Fsl
lagherene. County Tyrone, has just been
lug up by a farmer named William Neely.
Ths flTkla was twelve feet under ground
and the butter, which was of a pale yellow
color, was perfectly fresh snd as good ap
ftaxeaUy tho day it waa burled.
r. 3L CUIXEX.
Tenipersture st Omaha yesterday!
FOKKCAST FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL.
BI.rFFS AND VIClNITY-Kalr Sunday;
not much change In temperature.
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Partly
cloudy Sunday; warmer tonight In north
FORECAST FOn lOWA-rartly cloudy
Temperatures at Omaha yesterday
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Race war at Springfield partially quelled
by the arrival of three regiments of Na
tional guard and practical declaration of
martial law. X, Fags 1
Two bandits hold up Northern Pacific
train at Spokane and rob mall car, secur
ing little booty. X, rags X
Ten thousand Indiana miners quit work
because owners refuse to collect union
dues out of their wagea. X, rags 1
British army dirigible balloon is caught
in heavy wind and badly damaged.
X, Page 1
Charles F. Murphy, Tammany Hall
chieftain, Issues statement that Bryan
will win in Nw York and that dlssalli
factlon with Roosevelt's policies will help
him. x, rags 8
Owner of old Cambridge hotel, In effort
to prevent Its destruction, asserts it Is
taking property without compensation.
x, rr a
City and county attorneys give opinion
as to who may vote at the primaries.
x, rag a
Frank Shercliffe, whose trial la ap
proaching In Colorado, looks to Omaha for
hP- ' I, ags 4
Court refuses to grant divorce to cither
Mr. or Mrs. Pratt X, Page 4
Record of the week in Omaha society.
XX, Page a
Gossip of plays, players and the play
houses. XX, par 3
What Is doing in the building anj real
estate world. n, paga a
Buster snd Tlge drive a good bargain
with their uncle, page of matter for
the little folks. Matter of Interest to
the women. Mr. Traddles' efforts at
playing Romeo almost a real tragedy.
Sketch of the career cf William Hay
ward, the new secretary of the republi
can national committee. Something of
the burdens of the Turkish people. Ureal
falls of the Zambesi In Rhodesia Inct
dents and scenes at the third notification
of Bryan. ront Pages
OOsfstXRCXAX. AJTD IBTDUgTHlAl
Live .stock markets. XX, Page 9
Grain markets. XI, Pag 9
Stocks and bonds. II, Pag 9
EAGLES WJRE T0J. A. TUTHILL
Onr Jim Sen.ts Me wage of Conaratu
lntlons for Omaha, Promising;
Congratulations. Omaha never loses. We
will excuse you if you take the time to
take a Turkish hath. Remember us to lie 11,
Sullivan and Parry.
The telegram was sent to J. A. Tuthlll
at Seattle by Mayor Dahlman Saturday
morning at the request of President Thomas
J. Flynn and other prominent members ot
ths local lodge of the Fraternal Order ot
Eagles, to let the delegates at the national
convention know that Ornate appreciates
the lsrgs vote given It fo: the place for
the holding of the next grand lodge ses
sion. Omaha won by a vote of tour to
J. A. Tuthlll, George W. Brown and
Tony Costanxu and W. W. Dodge, now ot
Loa Angeles, went to Seattle at delegates
from the Omaha lodge, and upon ths return
of the Omaha men the Eagles expect to
kill the fatted calf and save a Jollification
meeting, ths equal ot which has never been
known la this city. The South Omaha,
Benson and Florence aeries will Join In this
John L Parry, assistant grand worthy
president qf the Eagles, nominated Omaha
aa ths place for holding ths convention In
1909 and Theodore Bell of California, grand
worthy president, who waa temporary
chairman of the democratic national con
vention, and -Blg Tim" Sullivan of New
York, were loyal supporters of this city.
State President John J. Ryder of ths
Fraternal Order of Eaglea will come to
Omaha within a short time and assist
In ths organisation of a marching club,
which will be one of the features of ths
next national meeting of ths Eagles In
Word was received Saturday from Piss
Ident Ryder expressing his pleasure at
the selection of Omaha aa the next meet
ing place. Mr. Ryder anticipated the se
lection of Omaha and started the move
ment to organise marching clubs in
very town and city In Nebraska which
has a "nest of birds."
Commissioner J. M. Guild received the
news that Omaha had been aelected as
the next place for a meeting of the Eagles
at his cottage at Okobojl and wired con
gratulations to Omaha Eaglea
The meeting means that from TO. 000 to
10.000 Eagles will bs In Omaha next
HEAT TOO MUCH FOR. ONE MAN
The Returning Warm Weather Claims
Its First Victim la Laborer
James Nichola. a. laborer employed tn
the construction of the John Deere Plow
company's new bulldlpg at Ninth and
Howard streets, waa overcome by the heat
Saturday afternoon about 1:50 o'clock. Hs
was s.a to collapse by his fellow labor
ers and the police ambulance was called,
in which Nichols was removed to the
Omaha General hospital and attended by
Police Surgeon Benjamin. His condition
is reported a belug serious.
COUNTY OFFICIAL WOUNDED
Friends of William Borre Try to Start
New Raid on Black Belt
TOTAL DEATH LIST IS FOUL
Xumber of Men Injured Daring
Friday Mnht's Rioting; Will Die
Homes of Many egress
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 15.-Anather
negro was lynched by tlk mob here at 9
SPRINQFIEIJ5, III., Aug. 15.-Sprlngfl:ld,
111., the city which Is richest in the mem
ory of the great emancipator, Is tonight an
armed camp because Jts cttlsens yesterday
gave vent' to, hatred of the race which
Abraham Lincoln declared free and equal
with all other peoples in this country.
Squads of soldiers are petroling the down
town streets and In the troubled portions
ot the community entire battalions are
watching over ths lives and property of the
Sobered by the recollection of the tragic
events of last night and this morning, the
city has quieted down and only the mur
mured threats of friends of those who
were killed or wounded In the street frays
give evidence that the presence of the
troops is ncessary. It Is this murmuring,
however, that is keeping ths guthortlcs on
the anxious seat. Early today friends of
William Bowe, a county official, who was
so seriously hurt that he is hovering be
tween life and death, made most open
efforts in enlist followers In a raid of
vengeance upon ths Black Belt.
Taking a lesson from last night's ex
perience. Sheriff Werner at once notified
Governor Deneen that fresh outbreaks wjrs
threatening and that more troops would
be necessary. Ths response ot ths ex
ecutive was prompt and ss a consequence a
full brigade of state troops Is tiers' under
the command of General E. C. Young.
The troops consist of the First, Fourth
and Fifth regiments of Infantry, the 8)0
ond squadron of cavalry and a Galling
gun section. Two of the lnaftnry regi
ments are scattered through the city at
various points, the First regiment being
held In reserve and Fourth on ra'rol duty.
' tttatemeat ky Deneen. f
In the face of thta display of force It Is
not thought likely mobs will bs permitted
to form. Ths determination, of ths rtata
to . preserve order is shown in the following
statement given out by Governor Deneen
this evening. He said:
"The outbreak by mob violence was as
Intolerable as it Is tnexousabls. The Idea
of wreaking vengeance upon a race for the
crimes of one of its members is utterly
repugnsnt to all notions of law and Jus
tice. No government can maintain its self
resjject and permit it. The entire resources
of the state will be drawn upon, If neces
sary, to protect e"Very cltise'n of Springfield
In his person and property and those who
violate the law must suffer the concs
quences." As further precaution all business estab
lishments In the city closed tonight at 6
o'clock. The saloons and liquor stores Vave
not been open since before midnight Fri
day. So strict were the regulations "for
keeping the people off the street that th
mayor caused a postponement of the open
ing performance of a "Broken Idol," a new
musical opera, which waa to have been pre
sented by the Whitney Musical company of
Chicago. One of the numbers In the per
formance entailed the appes ranee of the
chorus In the guise of negroes, and it was
largely on this account that the mayor
took this action.
Three Dead, Many Injared.
One death was recorded todsy as a result
cf the riots. John Caldwell, who was a
spectator of the fighting In East Spring
field, died In a hospital from the effects
of a bullet wound In the stomach. His
death brought the total up to three, the
ether victims being Louis Johnson, who
wss killed when Loper's restaurant was
wrecked, and Scott Burton, an aged negro,
who was lynched at Twelfth and Madison
streets early this morning. Of the wounded
Frank Delmore and Theodore Bcott, both
of whom wore shot through the lungs, ars
not expected to live through the night
William Bowe has a fighting chance for
life, according to ths physicians. The
other seriously Injured persons, all suffer
ing from gunshot wourds, are ss follows:
Eugene May oil.
Will Smith (colored).
Robert Oakley (colored),
Charles Duncan (colored),
Ossle Donegan, shot in eye.
Pie g roes Leaving; City.
All day timid negroes have been leaving
the city with their families snd such posses
sions as they could hurriedly park. This
exodus took place despite the assurances
ot Governor Deneen that full protection
would be afforded to those who remained
in their homes. The governor also took
steps to alleviate the distress of ths families
wh6se homes or places of business were
destroyed by the mob. A refugee camp wss
established at Camp Lincoln and Companies
D aijd II of the Fifth regiment were sent
there to guard tt. About three score per
sons mere In ths camp tonight.
Harry Loper, whose restaurant was
wrecked after he had assisted ths sheriff
In spiriting awsy ths two negro prlsonsrs
from the Jail, left late today for a resort
In Michigan. He took the members of the
family with him, but refused to stats their
destlnstion. Loper, in common with other
property owners who suffered loss at the
hsnds of ths mob, was notified by the in
surance companies today that all policies
were rendered void by the riot. Under the
ststutes the city and county are each re
sponaibls for the property losses and special
assessments will bs levied to cover the
Ortala ( Troaale.
Ths rioting was precipitated by aa as
sault committed early yestsrday morning
by a neaiu tapua Mia Mabel Hallaut, wile
. tCoutliiued oa Second Pie ) .
Washington Evening Star.
DARING HOLDUP OF TRAIN
Bandit Engage Crew Almost in Lim
it of Spokane.
DETACH MAIL CAR AND ENGINE
Robbers Raa Car to Trent and Rifle
Contents Wlthoat TouchlnsT
Passenarere Passe Mow Is
SPOKANE, Wssh.ur 16One vt the
most daring holdups r attempted, on
transcontinental train 'fceterl Nortnern Pai
clflp No. S almost within the city limits
of Spokane after midnight last night. Two
masked highwaymen stopped the train at
Otis and boarded the engine. After a brief
encounter with the engineer and firs -nan,
the mail car, next to the engine, was de
tached and one of the highwaymen, taking
charge of the engine, the party came on
west to Trent, where the trainmen wer-)
dismissed by the robbera The bandits then
proceeded to within a mile of Tardley,
where they proceeded to rob the mall car.
The baggage car and the express car
were untouched and none of the passengers
As soon as word was received In Spokane
a special train was made up consisting of
a switch engine and a coach and with sev
eral deputy sheriffs and special agents of
the Northern Pacific was rushed to Trent.
Shortly after noon, a posse headed by
Sheriff Doak, who had not been notified
In time to catch the first special, started
out to scour the country.
Little plunder is believed to hsve been
tsken by the two masked men. Warned
that the robbers were coming the mall
clerks threw the local registered packages
Into a newspaper sack, where they were
not noticed. The only booty stolen was the
pouch of registered mall sent from Chicago
to Spokane and for Seattle made up along
the road. Neither Is known to have car
ried packages ot any great value.
One suspect has been csptured, having
been found on top of the train after the
MULE DRIVER CAUSES STRIKE
Tea Tksaiasd Coal Miners in Indiana
Ar Called Out by
TERftE HAUTE. Ind.. Aug. 15.-Ten
thousand coal miners In the Indiana field
were called out by W. D. Van Horn, presi
dent of district No. 11 of ths miners' organ
isation. Trouble started at the Rood mine
in Sullivan county over the discharge cf a
mule driver. The miners' officials de
manded bis reinstatement with pay for the
time lost, which waa refused and the mine
was shut down when ths men walked out.
Many men went out this afternoon, and It
Is said the others will quit this evening,
ZANESVILLE. O.. Aug. 15.-Falllng to
agree with the representatives of the oper
ators, 2.S0O miner, all who were at present
employed in the Crooksfleld district,
The strike closes twenty-eight mines and
means a loss of 128,000 monthly in wages.
COMPLAINT R0M ALABAMA
Commission Flies Objection to Raise
la Freight Rates Made
WASHINGTON, Aug. IS A complaint
-was today filed with the Interstate Com
merce commission by the Alabama Rail
toad commission on behalf of the shipping
and freight receiving and consuming
houses against the Louisville A Nashvlllo
and thirteen other railroada In the south
eastern territory for having advanced ths
freight rates on - certain commodities on
August 1. last. Ths complaint Is similar to
the one recently filed agalnat the railroads
comprising ths Southeastern Freight asso
ciation by shippers ot Georgia.
sheen these Barn.
BUFFALO. N. T.. Aug. 16.-Flrs which
broke out early today In ths sheep sheds
of the New York Central stock yards at
East Buffalo, destroyed all of the adjoin
ing bulMlnga Rotween 1.(00 and I 000 sheep
snd calves were burned. The Wss Is esti
mated at fU0.fr
READING UP AT SQUASH CENTER.
BALLOON COMES TO GRIEF
British Army Dlrlalble Caaarht by
Wind and Badly Tora and
FARNBOROUOH. Aug. 16.-The British
army dirigible balloon came to grief this
afternoon on returning here after an ascen
sion. , - '
The ship had Just landed when the wind
caught It broadside, but never turned It
Colonel J. F. Capper, commandant of the
balloon school at AldersHot. snd Captain
I. F. Cody, the American Inventor, man
aged tn Jump out of the car uninjured, but
the balloon was badly torn and the pro-
slier flu mo aed before tlis troops wers able
to capture It. ' " -
The airship had Just previously covered
about' twenty miles with and against the
wind, during which flight It behaved well.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Aug. 14. The
balloon North Adams No. 1, with A. D.
Potter of Greenfield as pilot and A. Hol
land Fprbr-s and daughter Natalie, aged 12,
as passengers, and owned by the North
Adams Aero club, undoubtedly won the
cup offered by Mr. Forbes In the first
point-to-point race ever held in this coun
try. Tho race was started from North
Adams this afternoon. The No. 1 landed
at 2:15 p. m. at a farm at West Whatley,
about five miles from Its previously de
clared destination, Haydenvllle. Starting
at 1 o'clock. The Greylock, owned and
piloted by Dr. Roger M. Randall of North
Adams, landed at 1:30 o'clock at a farm In
Ashfleld. fully twelve miles from Its de
sired destination, Leeds.
The third balloon to start. The Heart of
the Berkslilres, owned by the Aero club
of Plttrfleld. wes the last to land, coming
down at 1:30 o'clock in Amherst, with six
and a quarter miles of Whatley station.
GIRL ABDUCTED FROM RANCH
Two Lovers of Girl Disappear
and An Accused of
BUTTE. Mont.. Aug. lK.-Miss Fred
Bauer, aged 18 years, daughter of Conrad
Bauer, a rancher living twe've miles east
of Billings, was abducted Thursday night
at the point of revolvers by two maoked
men. There Is no clue to her whereabouts.
Bauer accuses two ranch hands, both
lovers of the girl, who havo also disap
peared. Two men rode up to the ranch,' called
Bauer out and covered him with guns.
Mrs. Bauer ran screaming down the road
to a neighbor's. Shortly afterwards, the
men rods off. When Mrs. Bauer returned
the girl was gone, spirited away from the
rear of the house, evidently by a third
member of the party. Bauer was not In
jured nor was there sny attempt to rob,
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 1S.-A special to
the Record from Billings says John S.
Howard, known as champion rope thrower
of the world, haa been arrested, charged
with aiding Ernest Huston in the alleged
abduction of Miss Bauer.
The authorities are searching for Huston
and the young woman in the vicinity of
JAP VESSELS ARE SEIZED
H opposed to Re Engaged In Un
lawful Seallnar on Coast of
WASHINGTON.' Aug. 15. A dispatch was
received by Acting Attorney General Rus
sell today from the United States district
attorney at Valdes, Alaska, saying that
the captain of ths steamer Dora had ar
rived at Seward and reported the revenue
utter Bear on July 12 seised two Japanese
Ships close to the northeast coaat of North
point, St. Paul Island, presumably for al
leged unlawful sealing. Ths vessels ars ths
tflnsl Msm snd ths Baikal Maru, It being
Lelng stated that the former was disguised.
Two JaSameats Breaks saloon.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Aug. 15.-(Sps-ctaJ.)
H. F. 8 hade n has aold his saloon
lo H. L Thleman of Corning, Mo. Mr.
Shadon retires from the saloon business
dlrgusted as Mrs. Frank Bond secured a
lsrge Judgment sgslnst htm because he sold,
liquor to her husband snd ths federal court
awarded her claim of 15,000, and last year
Mrs. Broom secured a big Judgment sgalnst
him on the grounds thst'he sold liquor to
her husband and hs fro re to death while
uiW the Influence of the same. Mr.
Schaden has bsea la business here for
TROUBLES OF MONEY RAISER
Treasurer Sheldon Discusses Wayi of
Getting: Campaign Fundi.
COLLECTORS IN EACH STATE
Representatives of National Com
mittee Will Superintend Work
Hitchcock Continues Confer
ence with Committeemen.
CHICAGO, Aug. 15.-For the first time
since his appointment as treasurer ot the
republican national committee, George A
Sheldon of New York today consented to
discuss the troubles of the men who ex
pect to find the money for the conduct of
a national campaign. He is hsre to consult
with Chairman Frank H. Hitchcock and
other officials of the national committee
about the western preliminaries. The text
of his talk with newspaper men was the
Ignorance of corporation men and even
members ot congress that a law has been
passed denying the right of corporations to
make contributions to campaign funds.
Because of th;s Ignorance of the law, Mr.
Sheldon said, he has been compelled to re
turn to the senders a number of checks
that had been received, although the
money Is greatly needed. He declared that
It is his purpose to publish every Indl
vidual contribution Immediately after elec
tlon, which plan is in accordance with the
expressed wish ot Mr. Taft, aa well as of
republican leaders generally.
Publicity Retards Work.
"The decision to publish ths names of all
contributors," said Mr. Sheldon, "has made
the matter of collecting funds uphill work.
The gathering of funds will bs done wholly
under the auspices of ths natloul commit
tee and will be directed by the treasurer,
the assistant treasurer, and the advisory
committee, which is soon to be appointed.
The suggestion has been made that the
state committees handle the collections In
their own states, but thts plan does not
appear to bs feasible. The national com
mittee will have its own agents in each
state, the men to be drawn from the in
fluential business men ot the various sec
Speaking of the probable cost of running
the republican national campaign, Mr. Shel
don estimated that betwssn 100.000 and 1600.
000 would be needed to defray ths traveling
expenses of speakers and that It would cost
at least 1X10,000 to put one piece of literature
in the hands ot every voter. He fixed the
cost of campaign buttons at more than
$76,000, and aald that other large sums would
ba needed for the expenses of headquarters,
lithographs and advertising. Then tbecs are
other matters that will be costly.
Hitchcock Continues Conference.
Chairman Hitchcock continued his con
ference with western members of the execu
tlve committee today and called Into these
General T. Coleman Dupont, director of ths
speakera' bureau, Secretary William Hay
ward and othera. Senator Hemenway made
a report to Mr. Hitchcock concerning the
situation In Indiana end expressed the con
vie tlon that fhe state would be carried for
Taft and that the rpubllcan state ticket
would be elected. He did not minimise the
necessity for hard campaign work, how
Senator Dolllver of Iowa, who has been
speaking before chau'.auqua assemblies In
the west, was also a caller and Mr. Hitch
cock aald he received from the aenator
much Important Information) concerning the
political conditions in western states.
Soon after September 1 Chairman Hitch
cock expects to go to soms place in the
south to confer with republican leaders
After that he will go to the Paclflo coast.
TWENTY-TWO SUSPECTS HELD
Wholesale arrests Follow M order of
Brakemaa by Tramps at
OTTAWA. Kan.. Aug. 15.-Elmer Helvly
of Argentine, the Baryta Fa brakeman who
was shot at Lebo, Monday morning by
tramps who were stealing a ride, died Isst
night in the Santa Fe hospital here. Twenty-two
suspects ars undsr arrest at Ottawa,
Olatbs, Burlington, Lebo and Emporia, two
suspects under arrest at Emporia fit ths
description given by Helvly of ths tramps
Candidate Refuses to Commit Himself
on State Politics.
WOODRUFF SENDS OUT APPEAL
Baslness Men Who Believe Repub
lican rollrlee Should Be ton
tinned Are Asked to Bend
HOT SPRINGS. Va., Aug. 15.-Vil!lam
H. Taft was secretary of war again today,
at least to the extent of finding himself
deeply engrossed with his successor, Luke
P. Wright, In the absorbing questions of the
Philippines, Cuba and Panama, as well as
the Innumerable odds and ends tf the War
office, of which few except himself know
the history. "We have decided," began-
tho candidate when asked the result of the
conference, "there you see I have fallen
back Into the liahtt of feeling myself a
part of the administration.". Mr. Taft ex
plained that there would not be adds dto
the machinery of the Philippine govern
ment at present a deportment of agricul
ture. President RooBevelt has authority to
create such a department. The establish
ment of five executive departments, pre
sided over by Governor Smith; commerce
and police, with Vice Governor Forges st
the head; Interior, Prof. Worcester; Pub
lic Instruction, Mr. Schuster snd Finance
and Justice headed by Senor Arada Is re
garded as accomplishments toward self-
government sufficient for the present and
President Roosevelt will receive sdvlce
to thla effect from Secretary Wright. The
declaim Is based on objections to Increas
ing the cost of the Philippine government
In the absence of sbsnlute necessity.
Mr. Taft was surprised today by a call
of rrspect from Manuel Queson, floor l-ader
of the national party In the Philippines
legislature, and A. O. Escamllla, who was
Aguinaldo's private secretary during his
military operations. The Filipinos are trav
eling in the United States and Bought out
Mr. Taft as an old friend and acquaint-
ai ce. He was heartily congratulated on
his candidacy by his callers.
Letters from New York .
Mr. Taft admitted today thtat he reclvd
a number of letters from residents ot New
York, without exception urging the re-
noinlnatlon of Governor Hughes, the
writers giving the position taken as the
sentiment of their communities. In reply.
Ing, Mr. Taft said he wished it under
stood that in most cases the writers were
unknown to him and thoy were undoubt
edly addressed to him simply because ha
was the presidential candidate of his party.
He had taken no position In ths contest,
hs said, and ahould not Interfere, Nona of
the letters, he add, were from political
leaders. The candidate Is in receipt of en
couraging letters on republican conditions
In Indiana and Kansas.
An old-faahtoned Virginia country supper.
with fried chicken and "corn pone," was
enjoyed tonight at Fasslfcrn farm, by a
party which included Judge arxl Mrs. -Taft,
Secretary Wright, Secretary of War Wlnth-
rop and Mr. and Mrs. John Hays Ham-
Woodrafl Addresses Business Men.
NEW YORK. Aug. li.-Tlmothy L. Wood-
ruff, chairman of the stale republican com
mittee, today dictated a circular letter to
republican business men of New York. The
letter In part follows:
'It is necessary If we sre to Ir-aure be
yond question the election of Taft and
Sherman, that a campaign bs prosecuted In
New York state which may arouse every
believer in safe and conservative govern
ment to a full appreciation ot tha issues
which are Involved. By campaign orators.
by the exposition of ths Issues through ths
newspaper press, by ths distribution of
literature, and by personal canvassing
every voter should be Informed of tha
dangers and uncertainties which would fol
low tha election ot Bryan.
"To make this campaign we rely on
those who share our belief that the inter
ests ot the people would best be conserved
by the continuance of republican policies,
snd I appeal to you as a business man
to make such contributions as seem to you
suitable to enable us to do this work In
the most effulvo manner."
PROSPERITY CONGRESS MEETS
Rival Armies of Vnemaloycd Descend
Vsos Scion of Traveler la
NEW YORK. Aug. It Two rival "armies'
descended upon ths meeting of the Com
mercial Travelera' Interstate Prosperity
congress hero today. First came grlnv
looklng men under ths leadership of Alex
ander Berkman, professed anarchist, who
soms yesrs ago shot H. C. Friuk, ths mil
lionaire, after the Homestead steel strike
riots. It was neccessary for ths polios to
dispel ths "army" and Berkman angrily
repi'otiched bis followers as a "lot ot spine
less, drivelling idiots" for not opposing tha
police. Berkmsn snd his tollowsrs said that
they represented 40,000 unemployed working
men. The second '"army" was composed of
determined suffragettes. They also de
manded recognition by ths Prosperity con
gress. After Berkmsn and his followers had been
dispersed, a committee of unemployed asked
thst a resolution It had proposed be pre
sented. The resolution was accepted, but
not presented to the congress. It statsd
that while thers wss a demand for working
men in the western states, ths men had
been out of work so long thry did not have
clothing or tools or monrry for transporta
tion to the waiting positions. The resolu
tion was free from bitter language and
stated that ths authors of It were la
thorugh sympathy with ths prosperity
Acting Mayor McOowan of this city wel
comed the participants in ths meeting.
Herman A. Jdets, comptroller of New
York City, was a speaker. C. W. Rice,
former past supreme councellor of the
L'nttad Commercial Travelers of America,
and H. O. Gray, president of the Travel
era' Protective association, responded to
ths welcome. At the sfternoon session
Henry Clews, ths New York benker, spoks
on ths financial situation.
Hs said that ths combined vslus of the
crops thla year would bs about 1 ..-000,000.
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