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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 5G.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORXIXO, AUGUST 22. IPOS TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COl'V TWO CENTS.
TAFT ANSWERS BRYAN
SUMMARY OF THE BEElBRVAS TALKS OS TARIFF
No Room for Argument
ILLINOIS IS STEADY
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Nebraskan Addresses Large Crowd at
Des Moines on This Issue.
Battle Cry of Kebraskan Dissected at
Bi Rally in Virginia.
I Ready to Vote for the Third Tima
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DEMOCRAT POSITION EXPLAINED
PEOPLE ALREADY IN CONTROL
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REPUBLICANS ARE WIDE AWAKE
Hrmoul of Dafles on Trail-Msile
Artlrles and Necessities of Life
and Uradual Rrdorlloa to
Majority Rulei by Delegating Its
Authority to Republican Party.
Leaders Taking No Chances in the
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ELECTION OF M'KINIJ-y CITED ;
Intelligent and Effecti. 4;io
of the Popular Wii.
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ROOSEVELT CHECKS CORPORAT
ollclea Aarorilrd by President and
Enacted Into Law by Congress
Guard Astalnat Trait
A hue a.
HOT SPRINGS, Vs., Aug. 21. "The
people have ruled through the republican
party." This la William H. Tafts answer
to Mr. Eryan's challenge, "Shall the People
The answer was made In an addr?fs th
republican presidential candidate made to
day before a gathering of several thousand
Mrglnla republicans, who came to the
mountains to see and hear him and cele
brate "Vlriglnla day." To make his point
perfectly clear, Mr. Taft referred to the
first election of William McKinley as "one
of the most Intelligent and effective cx
presaions of popular will ever manifested
to the world and the maintenance of the
gold standard and a protective tariff by his
administration was a correct interpretation
of to people's will. This was shown to b
'i. he continued, "by even a greater
Ba1o.-Ujr for the party In 1. and a still
a-maier majority In 1904, when Roosevelt
was elected, and," he added, "we may well
ubmlt to the country whether his admin
istration has not expressed the will of the
Bryan and the People.
Preceding Mr. Taft s short address. Con
gressman C. 8. Slemp had this to say in
answer to the same question:
"Can it be possible that he (Bryan) had
reference to the political situation in Vir
glnla? Does he not know that under ex
isting laws, 60 per cent of the white and
SO per cent of the colored population of
voting age have been disfranchised? Does
he not know that they have no voice In the
government of either this state or this
nation? And can he call this a rule of the
people? No wonder Mr. Bryan will make
no political speeches in the south. Condi
tions here do not square with his battle
Mr. Taft was surrounded during his
speech by approximately 6.000 people. Ac
companied by Mrs. Taft, Colonel B. S.
Allen and Representative Slemp, he drove
to the ball park in a carriage with little
Charlie Taft on the box with the driver.
Mr. Vorya and Alvah Martin, national com
mitteeman from Virginia, accompanied the
prty In .another, carrlas. Thea soon at
the park was typical of a real country pic
nic There were aeats for but a few hun
dred. While the thousands had to atand
or sit on the ground, Mr. Taft occupied a
hastily erected speaker's atand In front of
the "bleachers" benches. He waa Intro
duced by Colonel Allen and hla reception
was ' cordial and his speech heartily ap
plauded. Aralatnment of Democracy.
Mr. Taft reviewed tne record of the demo
cratic party from the time of the last demo
cratic administration in lv3.
"During tin period." he aald, "It
repealed the ikKii.ii-y tariff bill passed In
1KJ and enacted ti.e Gorman-Wilson tariff
bill of 1ST-3. With the prospect of a demo
cratic tariff for revenue and under the
operation of the Gorman-Wilson tariff bill
subsequently passed, a period of Industrial
depression set In which continued througM
the next presidential campaign of 1S96. The
remedy for this depression aa proposed by
the democratic party under Its present
leadershln waa a rhiwn from th iU
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isuuaru oi currency ana value wnicn was
the measure of all pecuniary obligations, to
a silver standard a change which would
have scaled the debts of all by quite 50
per cent and would hav produce.! a finan
cial crash In which the business disaster
would oiJy have been exceeded by the in
jury to our national financial honor."
Republicans Repeal Art.
As soon s the republican party came
lot j power In 1&7. be said. It repealed the
Uorman-Wilson tariff bill and enacted the
present Dlngley tariff bill and with the
assurance of an honest " monetary stand
ard, confidence was restored and a period
of business expansion and prosperity fol
lowed to an extent never before known In
the history of tbe world.
Wages were never higher, he declared,
and the average standard of living of wage
earners, farmers and of the business men
in the point of comfort and enjoyment of
life was advanced beyond precedent. At
tending this great prosperity, abuses de
veloped, growing out of the "dishonesty
of some prominent men entrusted with the
management of the business of others and
of a greed of financial power of some,
stimulated by the enormous successes in
cident to the combination of capital In
These abuses, he said, chiefly took the
form of violation, of the anti-trust law and
the granting of rebates and discriminations
by railways to large shippers. When the ex
tent of these evils as brought home to
the people, he said. President Roosevelt
evoked the attention of co:.gresi and the
no h! Ic ta them and ,
llte laws then on tho statute books.
Rooaevelt tkrrki t orooratlon.
"It was not," he said, "until Mr. Roose
velt realising to the full the danger to
which our society was exposed unless the
offending corporations, railways and In
dustrial, were made to obey avl fear the
law lxk vigorous action in the recom
mendation of new legislation and in the
enforcement of the old that anything very
effective wtt done to cheek the growlr
The coi gresa which had been elected with
Koosevell In lyot, Mr. Taft said, made a
record, f r remedial legislation along the
Hue recc amended by the president, which
a he hi said himself, have never been
equalled n our timea.
Mr. Tat referred to the rail a ay rate bill,
tbe bill c eating the bureau of corporation,
the pure food bill and the meat Inspection
bill. niJat of which he declared encountered
the open tugd bitter opposition of all the
corporations and failed of passage in the
previous congress In spite of continued
opposition they were finally enacted into
"What has been the result of this leg s-
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JTICINITY Cloudy and possibly showers
rOt ) urday; cooler Saturday
NEBRASKA Partly cloudy and
if-. local showers Saturday; cooler
aOWA Pnrtlv rlouely and possibly
loe powers Saturday; cooler Saturday
T. -rr-i tore pf Omaha yesterday:
In Illinois the republii-ans . are wide
awake and taking no chances' on the dem
ocrats securing the st;ite for I'ryan.
Roger Sullivan Is hldins behind Steven
son's candidacy, with no frlendahlp for
the man who held Mm down at Denver.
The labor vote will lie divided, but tiie
negro vote Is solidly republican. Pag 1
Renomination of Governor Hughes con
sldered to be a matter of good politic .
Taft, in his address In Virginia, dis
cussing the trust and other issues, points
out the lmpotency of democracy to meet
great Issues whenever It has been In
power. Fag I
The government has filed an appeal
from the decision In the Standard Oil
case, as a matter of saving the Klklns
law. ' Page 1
COMatZBCIAX, AITS IaTDUSTKIAl.
Live stock markets. Page
Grain market:'. Paz's
Stock and bonds. Page 9
Tax rate for Douclas county will proba
bly be raised I mills, making It 14.1. the
commissioners holding that the increase
in valuation will not make a sum suf
ficiently large for needs. Page 11
John A. Tuthill returns to Omaha Irom
Seattle, where he secured the next na
tional convention of Eagles for Omtiha;
tells of the St. Paul knockers and receives
praise of friends for his good fight.
Railroads have arranged to give special
rate of fare and one-half to the Nebraska
Btate fair at Lincoln, the Western Pas
senger association deriding to change the
hard rules against fpeclal fair rates.
,8 Lawn 1 rerp at Fort Omaha Is Irish!;.'
elated over the bill which proposes a re
organlzatlop of the corps and enlarge
ment of the work. Page 7
chra k 1irl t arait .r .til .1... a j .
nm.i,. v T , !
, " ' . i. mr- iit-i isinn Deing
made to bring the big game to the met
ropolis or .-Nebraska. Page 11
President writes to Senator Burkett en
dorsing his vote on the currency bill.
Hayward muy not resign as state chair
man, but wait for new committee to !
elect his successor. ' Page 1 i
menus mucn worried ov
growm or uahlman sentiment. John I
Maher out for Mayor Jim. Lincoln waits j
in vain, for the promised Bryan crowd,. !
MOYEntXXTTS O? OCX AW STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Sa.HK).
NEW YORK Luttlania Arabic.
NKW YORK Itul.h.n4 Oroawr Kurfunt
NEW YORK. .
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... Martha Waah ton. Columbia.
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letters fromthe president
feaator Rnrkett Gives Them Ont. Fol
lowing Speech by Kenntor
LINCOLN. Aug. H.-BeeaiiE- .; .,'.
tacks made upon the Ald'.ich cut. c. i.i. I
by Senator La Kollette, together with his
reading of the roll calls on that bill. Sena
tor E. J. Burkett today gave out two let
ters from President Roosevelt commending
the Aldrich law unqualifiedly. Senator
Burkett received the following letter from
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., Aug. 18, 19u8 -My
Iear Senator: I heartily approve of the
currency measure, oilier wise I would not
have signed the bill. In my Judgment it
would have been nust unwise not to have
fiassed it. and nut a single argument worth
iceding was advanced against It. 1 inclose
you a copy of a leiter 1 had alreadv writ
ten on trie subject. Ptncerelv vouts
Following is a copy of the letter referred
to by the president:
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lear Mr. Willis: I have your letter of
the Stllc Mv mntlv... .
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v I 5 a. m
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naaa- ii in
all question, the emergency currency V I ' f""8" " "'I'1"'' ' 1 r'iblish a list
was a aood measure, and 1'have not hear,! i "r vimtributora on the lth day of next
it attacked wlih any arguments which I October and allow the t.-la:lve advantage
thought even deserved an answer It'is ri"',le':"n manufacturer, tiie
avowedly onlv an emergence measure- It I ''mer und the wane earner t I.- meas
lasts merely the length of time to irmit I LrfJ bv ,he conti ibutions received fr..tn
us to develop a Permanent nlan. bm ,i,,r.
lig that lime it makes provision for the
ne-aea elasticity or currency and it h.
it in an utterly unobjectionable manner
It does not accomplish very nucti. hut it
ioe accomplish something, and there s
literally n.it one objection that has been
ra'xed to it worthy of paying the si ghtest
heed to. while, furthermore. It makes the
admirable provision for a commission to
make a report on the permanent currency
plan. Sincerely 'ours.
TirEODt RE ROOSEVELT.
BRITISH GIVE UP EDITOR
arena Authorities M ill Try Hint on
taarne of Misappropriation
PEl"L, Aug n. The British consul to
day unconditionally surrendered to the
Corean autborltlea the editor of the ver
nacular edition of the rally News, who
escaped from the police on August IS and
sought refuge In the home of E- T. Bethel,
the English proprietor of the paper. Bethel
at that time raised the English ensign
above bis gate and positively refused to
surrender the editor to the police .-n their
demand, claiming for him extra territorial
protection from the British consul. The
trial of the editor will shortly commence
on the charge that he was conn ted with
the misappropriation of a pari of the
Corean rational loan redemption fund.
DES MOINES. Aug. 21 -Comparing the
attitude of the two dominating parties on
the tariff question, William J. Rran. the
democratic candidate for the president;.,
at the base ball park In this city tonight,
before a vast audience, fired the first jpin
in the campaign. He attacked the' repub
lican promises of tariff revision and asked
If the democratic party was not Justified
when it Included In Its platform the dec
laration that "the people cannot safely en
trust the ex-cutlon of this important work
with a party which Is so deeply obligated to
(H.the highly protected interest as the rtpub-
I litan party.''
! ; "The whole aim of our party," he said
i5 i In summarizing. "Is to secure Justice In tax
77 1 ation. We tx lieve that each Individual
J' I should contribute to the support of the
I government In proportion to the -benefits
1 I which he receives under the protecting
K government. We bt lieve that a revenue
tariff, approAchi-d gradually ccordlng to
r& i the plan laid down in our nlmform will
equalize the burdens of taxation, and that
the addition of an Income tax will make
taxation still more equal. If the repub
lican party Is to have the support of the
people who find a pecuniary profit In the
exercise of the taxing power, as a private
asset in their business, we ought to have
the support of that large majority of Un
people who produce the nation's wealth in
time of peace, protect the nation's flag in
time of war, and ask for nothing from the
government but even-handed Justice."
Bnay Day for hraakan.
Mr. Bryan accompanied by Mayor Frank
W Brown of Lincoln, Private Secretary
Robert F. Rose, and several correspondents
arrived at 9:30 this morning, two hours later
than the schedule called for. The entire
party was In a very tired condition owing
to the lung wait at the station In Lincoln.
It being after 3 o'clock before the start
east was made, lpon his arrival In this
city Mr. Bryin and those who accompanied
him were driven in automobiles to the
Savery hotel where the democratic candl
late held an Informal reception In the
lobby. At the station to meet him were
Mayor A. J. Mathlas of Des Moines. Mayor
Sears of Sioux City, Jerry Sullivan, Na
tional Committeeman Wade, Fred E. White,
democratic candidate for governor, and
mtiny other prominent Iowa democrats.
After breakfast Mr. Bryan was taken for
an automobile ride through the city. This
Included the unexpected rail on Governor
A. B. Cummins In the executive chambers.
The two men indulged In repartee for ten
minutes. The reception by the governor
was most cordial. After luncheon Mr.
Bryan rested for several hours and tonight,
escorted ty the Youns; Men'a Bryan dub
and many prominent democrats, he pro
ceeded to the base ball park, where he re
ceived an ovation before commencing his
remarks. Vpon the conclusion of his tariff
speech he addressed an overflow crowd in
"" Audliortum and emphasized his views
regarding the election of senators bv vote
of the people. During the day Mr. Bryan
announced that on Wednesday next on his
way from Indianapolis to Tope It a he would
stop several hours at Salem. 111., his birth
place, and deliver a speech from the porch
Fter. Mr. Bryan lert at 10:RO o'clock for
Chicago, where he will remain three days
and hold frequent conferences with his
I campaign managers.
Text of Mr. II r
Mr. Bryan said:
Mr. Chairman, ladles and sentlemen In
my notineation speech 1 staled that, as
tne cumpuign progressed. I would discuss
tne, ques.lon. Shall the People Itule," as
it applies to the various Issues involved
in tin campaign. 1 begin witu t lie tariff
quebtion. betaue it lk the most lasting
ot our economic qjeMions and the- one
upon which the leading parties have most
lrequently opposed each other.
That the ltsue may be ciearlv stated, I
shall read uU the democratic plank on this
mioleot, and then the republican plank.
eVcreiary Taft refers to this suoject
briefly In his notification speech only
briefly but as 1 shall quote such passage
from his speech as are pertinent to this
iiiscuMsion. it is not n.-rezsarv to read his
", remarks in full.
j It will In m.t'ird tint t'ie republican
! has a turd c.-.: ' . jrl'.er aigunienta
1 udvaii. , .i !n . -i hiah tariff. We
h. ur r., :i .i, . .. Infant Industries."
'' "' .it i.i! :! .tired f..r "until
'h'." ' .a .1 ,;p.i:i li.eir feet;" tlure is
' - it:.i i in t.iai tiie '"foreigner pay the
. :;.'. ' : ii.l notl.ing about the "home nv.r-
' r. 'I':iee catch phrases have had theii
; n tiiey are worn out and cast aside.
The republican leaders are no lunger ar-
r.ifani ana iim.ilent; they cannot lunger
defy tariff reform. Their phin now is to
teem to yield without really yielding.
The lecent republican platform if a hugle
call to every benef iciary of special priv
ilege, to enlist attain under the republican
banner, and when the election is over and
the republican committee publishes the list
of contributors too late to make the In
formation valuahb It will be fuiind that
the republican party has again so oblig
ated itself to tiie protected ititereMts as to
be unable to make a revision in the inter
ests of the consumers.
Ueneflclarlea of Protection.
The republican platform says that the
tariff is intended f ir the American manu
facturer fHrniHn unit itr.ni .icr mi.l
peclaliy for tli age earners.' If the
I farmer and the wage earner are really the
I finer Diner claries or tne protective vya
Icm. will tin- reimhiican caiidMaie explain
1 w" '-e taimer nu tne wage earner nave
luiii, ti . nu iv, v .
the republican cam-
eat li r.ass? l.y is it that the manufac-
Iui'ers are exacted to furnish so latg- a
proportion of the monev to run ihe cam
paign, if. as Hie republicans claim, tne
farmers and the laborers enjoy so large a
proportion in the benefits of the syat.m?
Is il n it a signifiennl fact that the farm
ers and wage earners who are always j ut
in the foreground hen the blessings of a
high tariff are being enumerated are In
the larkgto'ind when tiie collections are
being made? Is 1' noe slimif cant that the
nianuf aciurers. who furnish the funds, are
so little advertised as t eneficlanea? Is 1:
not significant also that the wage earners,
instead of the manufacturers, are always
described as 'the most direct beneficiaries
of the protective system?"
But let us suppse, for the sake of argu
ment, that the republican party sincerely
rvnents of Its delay in beginning tariff
reform, repudiates Its obligations to the
contributing manufacturer and honestly
begins a "revision." What rule Is to gov
ern the revision? The repubiu-an platform
"In a 1 tariff leg'slat'on. the true Prin
ciple of protection is best maintained by
the lmosltlon of such duties as nlll enua!
the difference between the cost of produc
tion at home sed abroad, together with a
reasonable prof't ti American Industries."
Mr. Taft endorses this rule and savs
that "in a number of aihed'jlea the tar'ff
now exceeds tins difference, and that the
excess offers a temptation tr thoae h i
would mor T"l:e the production and sale
of such acicles In this country." He ad'1.
however, that "there are a-,nwe few articles
on which the tariff is not sufficients- high
Continued on Fourth Page )
From the Milwaukee Sentinel.
SEEKS TO SAVE ELKINS LAW
Government Files Petition for Rehear
ing in Standard Oil Case.
POETI OF KNOWLEDGE IN ISSUE
C ourt of Appesla ? Reversed Case, I
Claiming Company Was Mot
Shown to Hare Known
CHICAGO, The government's
petition for a rehaairlna; by the Ttilted
States court of appeals of the caBe against
the Standard Oil company of Indiana was
filed today, and represents. It is author
latlvely slated, the administration's attempt
to save the Elklns act and the Interstate
Commerce commission law from becoming
The filing of the petition marked the ap
pearance of Attorney General Bonaparte tz
the case, as well as that of Ftank B. Ke.
lngg. who is a special assistant to the at
torney general. Besides these two names,
the petition Is signed by Edwin W. Sims,
United States district attorney at Chicago,
and special assistant James H. Wllkersnn,
both of whom presented the government's
side of the case in the original hearing be
fore Judge Landis. who admlniftered the
famous fine of S-'S.Ki.O'O against the de
fendant. Although it is not specifically stated In
the petition, It was agreed by counsel for
the government In their conference at
Lenox, Mass., following the reversal by
the appellate court of Judge Landis' de
cision, that If the interpretation of the
law given by Judges Grosscup. Seaman
and Baker were allowed to stand, success
ful prosecution of rebate cases against
corporation would be impossible In the
future. The lawyers at that conference,
ov. r which the attorney general of the
rntted. States presided, were a unit in
expressing '1" 'r'n'nn h' ,llp reforms in
rebate matter brought about by the Roose
velt administration would represent so
much waste of time unless the upper court
can be convinced that it is in error In lis
construction of tiie. law.
Simla Point In Issue.
"On but a single point involved in the
1 trial up to the return of the verdict of
' guilty," says the petition, "are the rulings
of this trial court criticised by the court of
' appeals. In all other particulars his ruj
! Ings were sustained. The point on which
! the trial Judge is reversed by the court of
' appeals relates to his ruling on evidence
and his charge to the Jury with reference
j to ignorance on the rart of the Standard
Oil company of the lawful defense. The
court of appeals in Its opinion has not
correctly stated how the Judge ruled on
Continuing, the petition declares that
whereas the opinion of the court of appeals
states that Judge Ijindis refused to adn.it
evidence to the effect that the Standard
; oil company did not know what the lawful
' rate was. tiie record of proceedings In the
, lower court shows that such evidence was
Although the government points out what
. It c insiders other errors In the oririion of
, the appellate court, the al'.eRatlon lhat the
' Standard Oil company did know that it w as
not paying the leital rate Is regarded as
j the vital point. If, with the evidence in
, trodured at the trial before Judge Landis,
! It can be held that the defendant did not
; have guilty knowledge of Its own acts,
I then successful prosecution of similar
j cases is regarded as impossible. AH the
' years of legislation designed to correct
rebate abuses would have to be repeated.
i WOMEN CHARGED WITH CRIME
j Mrs. Stein nnd Her Mother Arrested
I at Des Maine! on Warrant
i from Ohio,
DES MOINES. Ia.. Aug. H.-Vpon re
ceipt cf a telegram from Coroner An of
Asl.land county, Ohio, in which he says
an information charg ng Muy S:eln and
Mrs. Rayaid. her mother, with murdr.
has been sworn to there, the two women
were placed under arrest today. They art.
charged with the murder cf Morris S"e n
and Miss Hest-r Porter at Loudenvilie,
O., Friday, August 11. According to tne
telegram from Iyjudenvllle, requisition
papers were issued from Columbus t
Iowa's governor f-r bvln Its women and
JEWISH informers murdered
Terrible x ennennee Falls I'pon Fam
ily Accused of Spying on
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 21. News had
reached this city of a terrible vengeance
taken by the revolutionists of Yurevika, In
Yekaterinoslav province, upon a Jewisn
family named Edelsteln who were accused
of giving information to the authorities re
garding the activities of the agitators. They
went tt the Edelsteln house at night, threw
two bombs through the window and opened
fire on the members of the family with re
volvers and ahot to datti the father, a
daughter, a . woman guest and her child.
The mother, 'a on, a son-in-law, ar.d two
grandsons were severely wounded,
Afler this murderous onslaught, the rev
olutionists temporairly retired, and help
for the wounded was summoned. In the
course of a couple of Jiours, the victims
who were still alive had been conveyed to
a hospital. Not satisfied with their ven
geance, the revolutionists, now a well armed
band of about forty or fifty men, descended
upon the hospital, overpowered the nurses
and guards and shot the mother and son
to death, after which they made their es
cape. Another dispatch from the provinces
received here says that the prisoners In the
Jail at Saratov, upon discovering that two
of their comrades were traitors, fell upon
them and beat them to death.
HUGE AUTO TURNS TURTLE
Chauffeur Killed and Four Persons
Seriously Injured by Col
lapse of Wheel.
JOS ANGELES. CaJ.. Aug. SI. One man
was killed and two men and two women
Injured early today at Wesley and West
Jefferson streets when a wheel of a sixty
horse power automobile gave way and the
machine turned turtle, pinning the occu
pants under the tonneau. An explosion fol
lowed, which set fire to the machine.
It was with the greatest difficulty that
the living occupants were saved from
death in the flames that consumed the
JOSEPH BOBBS, chauffeur, aged
Mrs. Oladys Price.
Mrs Francis Wilson.
1- M Ford.
Charles Keene. all of Los Angeles.
Tbe Injured will rex-over.
MARTIN TELLS OF NEBRASKA
Assistant Attorney Oeueral Dlarnse.es
Handling; of Trusts at Den
DENVER. Colo., Aug. 21. The second
day's session of the second annual conven
tion of the National Association of Attor
neys General opened this morning with an
address by Assistant Attorney General C.
G. Martin of Nebraska, who discussed the
paper of Attorney General West of Okla
homa on "Experiments in Government."
He told of the experiences his office in
Nehrnska had had with railroads and trusts
ar.d said if the Oklahoma constitution could
cure tnese evils it was a grand thing.
"State Regulation of the Liquor Traffic"
was the sjbject of an address by Fred S.
Jackson, attorney general of Kansas, who
has been more successful than his prede
cessors in enforcing the liquor laws of his
Mr. Jackson told the story of his fifiht
ualnsi the breweries of Kansas.
BOULDER MARKSDEBATE SITE
Daughters of Revolution Ereet Monu
ment In Memory of I.luroln
CHICAGO. Aug. 1. The semi-centennial
of the great debate between Abraham
Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was cele
brated at Ottawa, 111., today on the spot
where the "great emancipator" and the
"little giant" stood during their argument
fifty years ago. In commemoration of the
event a unique monument marking the spot
In Wasington park was unveiled by Illlnl
chapter. Daughters of the American Revo
lution. A twenty-four ton bould. r has been
brought from the farm of Moab Trumbo
and emplaced on the concrete base In the
park On the face of the bould. r a bronxe
tablet bears the following Inscription:
This boulder marks the site of the first
Uncoln and Douglas dchme, held August
Erveted by the Iilirl chapter,
Daurutera of the A met ican P.cVclaLiuu.
OHa a. 111., August U,
BURKETT'S VOTE ENDORSED
President Writes Senator Concerning!
the Currency Bill.
STATES BORROW FROM NEBRASKA
llnywnril May ot Resign as Chair
uian of Mate Committee, bnt Wait
I mil It U Reorn-anUrd After
the Primary. r
LINCOLN. Aug. a (Special Senator
BurrtoU xe.nrecl todtr try receiving a hater
from President Roosevelt endorsing li'
vote uron the emergency currency legis
lation enacted by the last congress. Sen
ator LaFoliette in a sjieech lure several
days ago, took the senator to ta.sk about
his vole on that measure. A copy of his
speech voa sent to the president, who re
plied to It In hla letter to Senator Burkett.
Tho letter is as follows:
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. Aug. 1. lK'-My
Dear Senator: 1 1. earthy approve of tile
currency measure, otherwise 1 would not
have flgntd the bill. In my Judgment it
would have been most unwise not lo have
passed it, and not a single argument worth
needing was advanced against it. I en
close vou a copy of a letter 1 had already
wiitlen on the 'subject. Sincerely oura,
The following la a copy of the letter re
ferred to by the president:
OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. July IS. lff-My
D.-ar Mr. Willis: I have your letter of
the Sftli. My motives ere simply those
1 have in signing any good bill. Beyond
all question the emergency currency Mil
was a good measure, and 1 have not heard
il attacked with any arguments which 1
thought even deserved an answer. It is
avowedlv only a4i emergenry measure; it
lasts merely the lengtn of time to permit
us to develop a permanent plan; but dur
ing that time It makes provision for the
needed elasticity of currency, and It does
it in an utterly unobjectionable manner.
It does not accomplish very much but It
does accomplish something, and there is
luterly not one objection that has In-en
ra sed to it worthy of paying the slightest
heed to. while, furthermore, it makes the
admirable provision for a commission to
make a repot l on a permanent currency
plan. Sincerely yo-rj. RfM-,OEVEI.T.
Senator Burkett declined to say anything
more, further than to express regret that
LaFoliette and the president had fallen out
i- .v.. m...r hut lie was not able at that
in iii, in..... ..
time to Justify himself in following La
Foliette in his fillibuster against an ad
ministration measure. He said he thought
tho fact that the bill Is endorsed by Presi
dent Roosevelt, President-to-be Taft. and
the national republican platform, and was
voted for by all the republicans in the
senate except five, and practically all the
republicans In the house of representatives,
was endorsement enough for the bill with
out his adding anything further.
Field !r Investment eeded.
Nebraska has farmed out to other statea
$4. 116, 906. S2, which would be at work In
this state did the constitution provide
Jir the Investment of the permanent
school fund-e In municipal and school dis
trict bondi. There is a total Investment
of this fund in bonds and general und uni
versity funds warrants of S7.Sb5.7o 76.
The atate treasurer has on hand i-o'J.ut'o
I . J 1 .V.. .... t- a 1..I ..
of tiie school lur.u aim ioe.c . - .... v.
money tied up in school lunda which are
Increasing In value every day. The Meas
urer has Invested in county bonds
The above Is the reason State Treasurer
Brian is in favor of the adoption of ll.e
constitutional amendment providing for
an enlarged field for the Investment of
the permanent school fund. The fund
has become so large that the treasurer
now is kept busy keeping it Invested. As
shown by the above llgures, most of the
enormous fund is being used by oilier
states, when as a matter of fait the
money would bring In more Interest if
were possible for it to be invested in se
curities In this state.
The treasurer lias invested in general
fund warrants. HS5.1GU t; in university
warrants, f 33,234 CS; cash in the school
fund, liiO.OOO. This money is held on
band at thij time In order to be able to
take care of warrants which may become
The records In the office of the tieas
urer show lhat some tf the oldest stale-
in tiie union have i-ome to prosperous Ne
braska for money with which lo lun
their affairs. The follow ing show a the
states which have Nebraska liool
Alabama t '
Calif oi nia l.h U"0
iConlinued on Second Page.)
ROGER SULLIVAN'S LITTLE GAME
Democratic Treachery Lurks Behind
the Stevenson Candidacy.
NEGRO VOTE IS SOLID FOR TAFT
Twenty-seven Ibonaund Colored Men
In Illinois Refuse to He Cajoled
Into otlnB tbe Demo
SPRINGFIELD, 111. Aug 11 iPpeclal
Telegram.) As it registered Its objection
to Williams J.hiiings Bryan in I', and
again in If ", so Illinois fur the third tlnir)
In November Is exietteil to refuse to cast
Its electral vote f.ir the Nebrafkan.
Nothing has occurred in the opinion of
the bard headed voters of tills state to
cause nt.v cl anpe in their aliunde. Bryan
to them Is the Bryan of elsht and twelve
yeiirs ago. He has come with one or two
more attractive propositions than he d d
in those years, and this spplies particular.
In the case of labor. But Ills ofieiings
are not sufficient to Induce the state a a,
whole to accept them In return for his
There is no likelihood, on the other hand,
of a repetition of tiie phenomenally large
majority which was given to President
Roosevelt foi.r yeats ago. In this presi
dential year the indications point to a re
turn of the normal, not only here but In
all the slates thiough which i have passe'ei.
Moreover In Illinois there are various sp -clal
reasons fer a fulling off of the re
publican vote. This Is a sreat manufac
turing state. Labor is strong, and whila
many of the Intelligent leaders, who ar
old line republicans say they do not pro
pose to be delivered by President Goinpera
of the American Federation cf Labor, who
is a democrat, sllll a large number of the
rank and file have been led to believe that
the republican candidate is their deter
mined opponent, and that to secure their
rights It is Imperative to vole for Bryan.
The republicans are awake U the sltuatt-in,
and are preparing to Inaugurate a cam
paign designed to show- that the grand old
party alwas has been friendly to labjr.
and that Mr. Taft Is earnest In lils put-
pose to see that all Its rights shall be
respected. It is being shown now, anel
this will be dwelt upon as the campaign
continues that the democratic plank.
legalizes boycclts, and that whllo under ll
an application for Injunc tion may ho made
to protect a building in which a busine.-a
ia being carried on, tho business itself can
not receive protection from a writ ot ln
Juncfum. The effect of I'.ls not only upuu
the large business Interests, but upon ilia -small
huslne-ts men may be readily ap
preciated. Roser Folllvan Is Smooth.
In a local way the democrats are playing;
good politics. This is outside of the per
sonal attitude of Roger Sullivan, the stale
democra. c boss, toward Bryan. Ostensibly
Sullivan is for the Nebraskan. As a mat
ter of fact. Roger, a he is best known
among his friends, has not forgiven Bryan
for tiie efforts he made to eliminate him
as a factor in the party In this state.
Therefore, the support that Sullivan Is
giving to the Bryan ticket may he ac
cepted as lukewarm. But aside from Sul
livan, th- democrats have named as their
nominee for the governorship Adlal E.
Stevenson, who was vice president when
Grover Cleveland was president for the
second time, and ran f-r the ioe presi
dency with Bryan in IfcW. Stevenson will
have the support of many of the gold demo
crats and also will receive the full strength
of Bryan's adherents.
The candidacy of Stevenson will be
helped by tiie fact that there is today a
serious split In the republican ranks as a
result of the mudsllnging campaign in
which Rlrhard Yates indulged when run
ning against Charles E. Deneen for tha
candidacy of the repuhlieun party for the
governorship. Yates said such nasty things
about Deneen that It Is difficult to ree
how he I'ow can support, him In the cam
paisn. It is true thai politicians have done
greater tilings than this, but there Is the
question of sincerity Involved, which neces
sarily will have lis effect upon thousands
of voters who are on the fence.
On .National Issuea. t
Fortunately for the presidential ticket,
the voters of this state have shown In tha
past that they are Intelligent enough to
know how to prepare a split ticket. Thus
while the gold democrats are expected to
support Stevenson, they are counted upon
to vote for Taft. Some of them axe waver
ltig In their allegiance to Stevenson as a
result of the vigorous attitude which
Deneen adopted In suppressing the riot at
Sprintf leld. The conduct of Deneen wag
such as to receive the general approval of
the law-abiding element, and I have heard
many expn ss'.ons of the necessity of hav
ing in power a man and a party which can
be defended uion to prevent, and stop
mob l ule.
Aside from anti-injunction, the tariff
ptemlses to be one of the important Issues
of the campaign. The manufacturing Inter
ests aic iMpeded to support Taft as a unit
I and their influence undoubtedly will be
jiis.d Willi their men In his behalf. Whether
this will uwnooie the campaign the drm-joe-ruts
will make upon the anti-Injunction
I j ruposiiion remains to be seen. In any
eve nt a canvass of the state establishes
'that heavy support to Tsft will be given
' l.y the business, professional and farming
I classes. The farmers are quite generally
i satisfied with Uu-ir situation. They expect
! good crops; they have money In the bank
and generally they never were as prosper
ous as they are at the present time. They
I make no secret of their intention to vt
a large vote for th republican ticket.
rro Vote for Taft.
There is something like 27,ej negro vot
ers in Illinois. Before the nomination of
Mr. Taft there was a great deal of talk to
the eftee t that the ctior d vote In tha
northern states woi.ld be withheld fiom lis
j former Secre tary of warv Losing a. got of
the fact that Mr. Tft i.d nisi.en.i-d tha
piesulitits older for the ijr-missal of nigro
soldo rs because of li e Brownsville affair,
and that he carried It out only upon tha
receipt of peren ptory itislru " Hons from his
thief, many negroes annoui.i id that In tiie
event of the nomination of ti e secretary
they wouid refi.se to vote f -o l.l'.u in No
viiiiI.eT. Ti.ia prom. s.il I t a s.rliua
diawLa.k in such iltki as .Vnuwl.cul,
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