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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUP . 1908 SIX SECTIONS THIRTY-SIX TAQES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
IMPERIAL HOME RULE
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
MEETING IS IN VAIN
Conference of Water Board and Com
pany Cornea to Naught.
TAFT STATES ISSUE
Sunday, Aifiit SO, 100.
Kc-.v Proposal Aooepted with En
Ihusi&sax by All Classes.
FEELER OP THE UNIONIST PARTY
Which Party on Its Record ia Worthy
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of Publio Confidence.
WOODBURY MAKES STATEMENT
PERFORMANCE VERSUS PROMISE
Mr. Bryan Prediction of Pait Threo
.Gives Ireland Parliament Subject to
England on Imperial Affairs.
PZOTXCHvH TAB IFF BUTPOETED
Says Useless to Discuss "Relations" at
This Stare of Game.
Campaigns Are Reviewed.
MUST GIVE WATER AT FIXED RATE
JUDGE TALKS TO VETERANS
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V. LaJ 1 t:'y 'Xl .
Ecrry rinds it Hat Grievance Against
ANCIENT CLAIM AGAIN REVIVED
J a at Ire of Claim Rco(ltH, bat
It Is Too Old to Be Considered
Serlonsly by Corpora-lion.
DUBLIN. Aug. 29. (8poclal.)-"Irtperial"
home rule la the sole tuple of conversation
In Dublin this week and the Irish Imperial
Home Rule asaocatlon. to which I referred
a few weeks ago, has sprung In a night
Into the glare of publicity. It Is now rec
ognised as one of the forces which Is go
ing to bring self-government for Ireland
within a very short time.
The Imperial Home Rule association,
which has the backing of Influential land
owners, officials and professional men, who
have heretofore been known as unionists,
has Issued a manifesto, and this manifesto
has been favorably received by all ciaa-.es
In Ireland, and what la stranger still, by
nearly all classes in England. The mani
festo sets forth the objects of the associa
tion, which are. In brief, to secure for Ire
land a Parliament and an executive re
sponsible to It for the management of Irish
affairs, subject to the Imperial Parliament
In affairs which are of Imperial Interest.
It points out that Ireland could not stand
alone in an absolutely independent nation,
und has no desire to cut loose from the
British empire, provided it is accorded fair
treatment as a member of It.
It la stated that It Is not the Intention to
disclose for some time the names of the
members. In order that the proposal may
be Judged on Its merits, but It is understood
that among them are several men who
have aat in the House of Commons as
unionists as well as a member of peers. It
Is also understood that the project has the
approval of the unionist leaders in England
who recognize that the old state of affairs
In Ireland cannot continue much longer,
and who are willing to grant such a meas
j ure if they are convinced that It will be
' accepted by the Irish people In tha spirit
In which It Is offered. There is practically
no position to the proposal except from
a low, Castle officeholders, who see their
poalttons endangered, and the rapidly dwin
dling band of Ulster Irreconcllables, who
no longer represent the sentiment of even
. a small proportion of the Ulster Protes-t-nts.
CntoaUts Favor Home Kale.
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F t uiiiuuiei. iMiiy, it is unnvTSlOOa, IS
willing to grant a very full measure of
home rule on its return to power, expecting
that hi return the Irish representatives in
the Imperial Parliament will support its
proposals for a protective tariff. There is
little doubt that such support will be forth
coming, for the Irish people almost to
man are protectionists, auch a home rule
measure coming from the unionists would,
of course, meet with no obstacle in the
House of Lords and would be assured of
speedy passage, and It ia doubtful even if
the liberals, in the face of their home rule
pledges, would dare to oppose it.
The new association has been welcomed
by the old-time home rulers, who declare
that It Is asking for no more or no less
than they have been fighting for for years,
and" that they are glad of the co-operation
of any claaa of Irishmen who are willing to
work and fight for national self-government.
The newspaper organs of the Irish
hierarchy have also placed the stamp of
their (approval on the association's pro
posals. Tha leprechaun, whoae antics in the neigh
borhood of Multtngar a few months ago
caused great excitement among Vie super
stitious peasantry, has been caught and Js
now lodged safely in the Mulllr.gar work
house. The accounts from Klllough, where
he was captured, are not very clear, but
apparently he Is a dwarf of weak intellect
who has been living In a wood near the vil
lage. He is described as a dwarfish crea
ture whose only reply to questions Is a
peculiar sound between a growl and a
squeal, ar.d he eats greedily. He was cap
tured by two policemen who came on him
when ha was asleep in the wood, and bound
him before he was sufficiently awake to
Derrr Has Grievance.
A member of the Derry corporation has
discovered, or rather revived, a grievance
which the Maiden city has against the
Kngltsh government. It seems that after
the famous siege the corporation of Derry
put In a claim with King William for
$160,000 for damage done to property dur
ing the siege and houses destroyed for
military purposes. An additional claim
was made for 1375,000 for the pay and
equipment of tight regiments raised by
the It liens and used against King
J amen. The justice pf both claims was
acknowledged, but the debts were never
paid, and the councillor who has revived
this ancient injustice has calculated that
the debt, with Interest, now amounts to
$.':!,600,000.000. He wanted the corpora
tion to renew lis claim for the entire
sum. but the corporation decided that to
do so would be throwing good money after
Derry baa a subject of more modern la
t crest to talk about Just now. Half the
police force- is engaged In watching a
haunted house and trying to catch the
ghost. There is no duubt at all that there
la something queer about the house, which
Is an old one, standing at the Junction
of two thoroughfares. It has been hur
riedly deserted by three families in suc-
rmilitn. whn deflated that the ahoat waa
a very noisy one and would not let them
sleep at night. The last tenants also de
clared that a "woman In gray" used to
wander about the rooms after midnight.
Several young men have volunteered to
witch for the ghost, but they have all
given up the vigil on hearing the uncanny
noises, about which there seems to be no
Uuubt. Several policemen have now been
posted In and about the house in an ef
fort to solve the mystery, but. although
they have heard the nolaes, they hate not
been able to trace their origin and the
woman In gray has not deigned to show
herself to them.
The first Sinn Fein co-operative bank
baa Just been started In London, and It Is
xpacted llat similar Institutions will
tCoaUauot oa Second Fage.)
FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY-Probably fair Sunday; cooler
FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair Sun
day; cooler In east portion Sunday.
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy and possibly
lorn I showers Sunday; cooler west and
central portion S.inday.
I emreratnre at Omaha yesterday;
Judge Taft stopped on his trip to Mid
dle Baas Island to make an address to the
veterans at Athens, O.. the home of Uen
eral Orosvenor. He discusses patriotic
themes. X, rage 1
National Chairman Mack has announced
the September speaking dates of Mr.
Bryan. X, Page 2
Republican campaign managers have an
nounced that republican members of con
gress and officeholders will be drafted
Into the speaking campaign generously In
the near future. I, rags 1
Police officers are at sea In solving the
myetery of the shooting of Charles B.
Roberts of Baltimore since Mr. Williams
has apparently proved an alibi. I, Fags a
Hal fthe town of Folsom, N. M.', was
swept away In the recent .flood there, the
lives of many being saved through the
heroism of a telephone operator, who sent
warning at the cost of her own life.
X, Fags 1
Congressman Llttlefleld has been ap
pointed receiver of the firm of A. O.
Brown & Co. X, Fags 1
J. M. Brown of Manson, Ia., in resent
ing an inault to his own. wife, killed his
daughter-in-law. ' X, Fags 1
France may render aid to the Nether
lands in the dispute with Castro of Ven
ezuela and Great Britain may not inter
pose in the controversy. X, Fag 1
Proposal of the unionist party to grant
imperial home rule to Ireland, aubject to
the Imperial Parliament on Imperial af
fairs, is being well received in Ireland.
X. Fage 1
Japan takes measures to cut down ths
expenses of the army and navy mater
nally since the new cabinet has come
into control. x, rags X
Jackaonlan club endorses Bhallenbarger
for governor and fight Is on with the
Dahlman democracy. x, Fage 0
Klther Omaha or Chicago certain to se
cure the warehouse of the wool growers.
XX, Fag 3
Manes.elaborates a great scheme at Salt
Lake City to wipe Omaha off the map as
a railroad rate-basing point. X, Fags 4
Opening of the aesson puts life into
the playhouses of the city. XX, Fags g
Results of the ball game:
O"1"'1 v"- Sioux Clfy 2-1
. Denver vs. Pueblo 2.
--Lincoln va. Des Moines 1-1.
PJburg vs. Philadelphia 0-6.
4 Brooklyn vs. Ht. Louis 2.
0 v uK-ngi, vi. rsew York 2.
1 Cincinnati vs. Boston 6.
WJV?hinfr,.on v"- fl'veland 2-0.
I'. PJ)J',lelplila vs. Detroit 0-1.
l- ( hfcaga vs. New York 0-2
11 Boston vs. St. Louis 6.
S-S Louisville vs. Toledo 2-0.
J M Louis vs. St. Paul 1.
2 i.",,1 ana,po" v"- Columbus 0.
3 Milwaukee vs. Minneapolis 3.
William A. Larnnd Mt.ln .
. -... , ii, c iilib or
national tennis champion at Newport by
defeating Beala C. Wright. Fred McLeod
of the Midlothian club. Chicago, an Eng
lish golf player, won the title of cham
pion of the United States Golf association
u, ueicaung Willie Smith of Mexico
" . iveene a MaakettA . . ...
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turlty. race at Sheen heart r.. , ,.
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v....caSu turns out huge crowd to see the
Cubs beat the nimi. ni ..
v. , . J"",r wina me
"""" state goir championship.
COaTMESCIAZ. in nnnm....
Live stock markets. IT Lu
Grain markets. TI( Pag
Stocks and bonds. TX, Fage
' COMIC ZOTIOBT.
Buster Brown disturbs the slumbers of
his uncle. Page of good things for the
IUIHS. Activities Of wnmc I m I.
various . walks of life rwi... .....
-HiauuBi aa 111
lomanuc pranks of Cupid. Fluffy Ru
ries takea a canoe ride. roar rages
Llfe-s activities of Hon. James Wilson
secretary of agriculture. Newest the.
ones or wnat constitutor n.i,,
Cape to Cairo road la progressing across
..nm. uiramngs trom the story lell
era para, umana Young Men's Chrlstla
association and the work It la Uoln
v nat the musical critics of The Bee a
me sun see and hear In Europe.
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MOTkscxirrs or OCJBAJT TZAxaxxrav
r"r. arriT. ssiire.
FRANCE MAY LEND ITS AID
Netberlaads Appeals for Co-Opera Hoi
IB ursuag wit t (sets.
FARI8, Aug. 29. The Netherlands govern
ment has aaktd France, through the French
minister at The Hague, whether It would
be possible for France to co-operate with
Holland In the present difficulty with Ven
esuela. France responded that she would
consider the question and aha now has tha
matter under advisement.
RECEIVER OF BROKERS' FIRM
leasreuaiaa Charles E. Llttlefleld
Appolatad a Wlad l Affairs
WOODSTOCK. Conn., Aug. J. Congress,
man Charles E. Llttlefleld waa appointed
receiver of the Wall atreet firm of A. O.
Brown A Co. today by Judge Holt of the
United States court of the Second district
of New Tork. Mr. Llttlefleld will be re
quired to give a bond at l&M.ooa '
V. ) a. m 70
,yT aat ' m.... 70
y fC efclr m 71
tv&V-9tti m 72
rtT T 10 a. m 74
3Z. Vf J J 11 a. m 77
TTypt, S " m 81
Vr" frlpr 1 p. m S3
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CZJSmT vl 3 P- m 87
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X 5 p. m 7
6 p. m 06
7 p. m S3
President of Company Claims Ordi
nance Still Holds Good.
BOARD TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT
Acting; Chairman Congdon Says Kotha
In Will Bo Done I n til Webster
aat Barlow Retarn to
Claiming that by ordinance provision It
must continue to furnish water through
its main so long as It owns the system
and shall charge therefor a price not In
excess of rates fixed by the same ordin
ance, the Omaha Water company, In a
statement signed by Its president, Theo
dore C. Woodbury, made it known to the
Omaha Water board Saturday afternoon
that "any discussion of the relations of
the company to the' city" would be with
out result. This being the case, the board
decided to adjourn Immediately upon
hearing the reading of the lengthy docu
ment. Two weeks ago the Water board adopted
resolution requesting the officers of the
Omaha Water company to be present at a
meeting to be held on August 29, "for the
purpose of considering the relations of
the Omaha Water company to the city of
Omaha after the 4th day of September,
1908, and for the purpose of considering
the terms and conditions under which the
said Oinaha Water company shall be per
mitted to occupy the streets of said city
and the rates and charges it shall be al
lowed to charge to private consumers."
In conformity wlh this resolution. Pres
ident Woodbury of the company and How
ard Mansfield, general attorney, came
from New Tork, and were present at the
Saturday meeting, together with E. M.
Fairfield, general manager; A. B. Hunt,
In charge of the works; and J. F. Stout,
local attorney for the company. Acting
Chairman I. K. Congdon. Dr. A. H. Hip
pie, R. B. Howell and J. F. Coad were the
Water board members present. C. C.
Wright, one of the board's attorneys, was
Statement by Company.
Upon calling the meeting to order. Act
ing Chairman Congdon explained the rea
son for the conference, and President
Woodbury then announced that ne naa
Drenured a statement setting forth fully
the company's position and aaked Gen
eral Mansfield to read It. The statement la
Tm tha Water Board of the City Of
Omaha: In response t the request of the
acting Chairman or ae uran- yymxr-r
board, setting forth the resolution of the
board adopted August 17, and expressing
the hope that the Omaha Water com
pany would "see fit to have present" at
this meeting "one or more representatives,
so that the company, with the board1, could
fully go over the whole situation ana io-
f ether reach a fair and mutually satis
actory arrangement," the president and
general manager and general and local
counsel of the water company are here.
They deem 1L essential, however, that the
poaitlon of the company with regard to
certain fundamental questions be frankly
declared at the outset.
While willing to meet tne water Doara
for the discussion of nvmers of mutual
concern, the company cannot assent to the
assumptions contained In the resolution re
Occopaney of Streets.
The' resolution assumes that the occu
pancy of the streets of the city of Omaha
Dy t lie company's mains, after September
4, 19xt, must rest upon permission of the
water board. The company cannot so re-
garu th situation. The fact, which must
be plain to ail, la, mat alter mat uaie, aa
before, the lomiany must continue to fur
nish water through those mains to the
city and its tnhabltanta, and. to a consid
erable extent, to adjacent communities.
Moreover, the ordinance of ino expreasiy
grants the right to occupy the streets for
mat purpose, ana aunng max time me
water company "shall maintain and oper
ate" the water works. The company could
not, if It wouid, remove the mains or tne
hydrants connected with them, pending the
completion ot the city's purchase of the
company s system ot w ater works. or
the company Is admonished by the United
Statea circuit court that, while it is under
no legal obligation meanwhile to make sub
stantial additions to the system. It la lta
bounden duty to maintain this system as
It was when the election to purchase was
made. Aa a public service corporation, it
is also bound, aa held by the United States
circuit court of appeals, not only to con
tinue us service to Omaha and lta In
habitants, but to South Omaha. Dundee
and Florence and their Inhabitants. There
should be no question that, conversly, the
city of Omaha cannot impair the Intearltv
of the system, or the company's full rights
of ownership, possession and operation, or
me vaiue ui me system io me company,
so long, at least, as the decree of tin
United Statea circuit court of appeals di
recting the completion ot the purchase shall
remain In (orve.
Rejects Theory of Rates.
The company must, moreover, reject the
theory which .the resolution advances.
that after September 4. the rate wnlch
the company may charge to private con
Burners will depend upon the allowance of
me w ater .board. The ordinance of 13so In
aet terma requires the company to furnish
water u. cltlxeiia residing along Its mains
or contingent thereto, "at all times when
any such water works shall be main
tained," within specified latea, which the
company has never exceeded, and wlth.n
which the United Slates circuit court of
appeals has held that the company has the
legal right to contract without Impairment
of that light by the Water board. Wnilj
the company would lung ago have Iven
released from this duly, and the fixing of
rates to private consumers would have
paaaed to the Water board, had the city
made timely completion of tho purchase
it elected to make, both the duty linp.iael
upon the company and the right aecuiej
to It by the ordinance in this regard must
necessarily continue so long as the company
remaina the owner of the works.
In other words, the election to purchase,
aa held by the circuit court of appeals in
the rates case, "limited the term of the
ordinance contract to the time preceding
the completion of thia purchase," whenever
that may be, and thus established a new
legal statua. Upon the ascertainment of
the price throuuh the appraisement, the
contract of purchase became absolute hi
well aa Irrevocable, as held by the circuit
court of sppeals In the suit for sptclfic
performance of the contract, and thus a
aituatlon became crystallised which can
neither legally nor equitably be changed
In ary maw rial respect by either tha city
or the company pending that ault.
In vfow of this situation, the arrival of
September 4, ltfoK, becomes Immaterial, and
any discussion of the relatione of the com
pany to the city after mat date, basd
upon a contrary theory, must evidently be
fruitless of any salisfsctory result- Very
THEODORE C. WOODBURY.
August 29 16. President.
No Farther Itateaaeat.
"Do you want to discuss the question
any further?" asked Attorney Wright.
"No, that statement Is our answer," re
plied Attorney Mansfield.
"I move we adjourn until Monday night,
(Conilnuad oa coed Page.)
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From Harper's Weekly.
TERRIBLE SCENES AT FOLSOM
Half the Town Wiped Away by Rag
ing Mountain Torrent.
NEARLY THIRTY PERSONS DEAD
Telephone Operator In Doomed
Building Loses Her Life While
Warning; All Whom Sha
TRINIDAD, Colo., Aug. 29-Between
twenty and thirty dead, nearly half the
town swept away, thousands of dollars'
damage to town property and great loss
of live stock tell briefly the story of the
flood at Folsom early yesterday. Twenty
fcur hours after the disaster the first
definite news from the stricken town
reached this city when refugees and pas
sengers of a stranded Colorado & Southern
train reached the city shortly after i o'clock
this morning. .
To the list of ten known yesterday to
have been drowned are added seven more
victims.' The list so far Is: .
MRS. CHARLES WHEELER.
MRS. 8. J. ROOKB.
ANTONIO SALAZER. :
MR. AND MR8. JOSEPH Ot'ERIN.
' Rv B. WENQER.
MRS. R. B. WfcNGER. ... ( , ,
MI88 DAISY WENOKR. '!
MISS LUCY CREIGHTON.
T. W. WHEELER.
MRS. T. W. WHEELER.
THREE WHEELER CHILDREN.
T. W. WHEELER'S SISTER-IN-LAW,
whose name' could not be learned.
Many are still missing and several days
may elapse before a complete list of dead
Entire Family Swept Away.
Residents of the town who lived on high
ground and beyond the reach of the tor
rent saw houses containing families crying
for aid swept away before their eyes, pow
erless to render them any assistance. Eye
witnesses of the disaster tell of seeing
lights flickering for a moment in doomed
buildings and hearing the structures crash
together as they drifted into the narrow-
canyon and were crushed like bits of paste- I
board. Some lights could be seen a dls-
tance of nearly a mile downstream before
the buildings were finally broken up and
the occupants drowned. An entire row of
buildings waa completely swept away and
others were jammed together in a shape
less mass hundreds of yards from their
foundations. Everywhere are seen bodies
of drowned cattle and horses.
Only stone buildings and those on higher
ground were left standing.
Telephone Operator Heroine.
To Mrs. S. 3. Rooke, telephone operator,
who lost her life In the flood, many real
dents owe their escape. In the facs of cer
tain death this brave woman staed in a
doomed building until every method of
escape waa cut off by water, sending
alarms to every resident who had a tele
phone. The flood was caused by an overflow of
the Cimarron river caused by a cloudburst.
Folsom Is in the northeastern part of
New Mexico. Its elevation Is about 7,000
feet and constantly In danger of floods
which sweep down from tha mountains
whenever there is a cloudburst or heavy
rain In the hills.
The property loss Is estimated to exceed
Only the fact that C. A. Sweet, 408 Bee
building, received a letter from W. E.
Guthrie of Bridgeport, Neb.. Friday say
ing that Truman W. Wheeler of Omaha
was In that town Thuraday and would be
home Sunday prevented friends of Mr.
Wheeler taking steps to learn whether Mr.
and Mrs. Wheeler were drowned near Fol
som. N. M., In a cloudburst and their
children from starting west.
A number of people were drowned In a
flood of the Cimarron river following a
cloudburst and a telegram from ffMnldad,
Colo., gave among the dead Mr. and Mrs.
T. W. Wheeler, three Wheeler children
ano". a slsttr-ln-law of the Wheelers.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Wheeler of Omaha
left August 16 for a trip in the Colorado
mountains, with their sister-in-law and
her children. They visited the Trinidad
district. The flood waa about 100 miles
south of Trinidad, on ths Colorado &
When Omaha friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Wheeler of this city read the dispatches
In The Bee they were much alarmed, and
Mr. Sweet, who ia in business with Mr.
Wheeler, had a large number of inquiries.
But Mr. Sweet produced a letter from Mr.
Guthrie saying Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler
were in Bridgeport Thursday, and another
from Mr. Wheeler himself, dated In Ster
ling. Colo., Wednesday. The flood In south
ern Colorado and New Mexico occurred
Thursday night. Mr. Wheeler of Omaha
was enroute to Bridgeport, Neb., from
Sterling, Colo., at the time and announced
that he wculd be home In Oma,ha Sunday
morning. But Ids friends In Omaha re
ceived a scare when they read tha morn
ing paper and conoluded there were a
number of T. W. Wheelers traveling In
1."3r-.V . .Jan,-.a .. im I m ux
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AGED MAN KILLS SON'S WIFE
Wealthy Resident of Minion, In., He
. seats Remark A boat His
FORT DODGE. Ia., Aug. 29. (Special Tel
egram.) J. M. Brown, 70 years of age, of
Manson, killed his daughter-in-law, Mrs.
George G. Brown, at their home this morn
ing at 8:30 and walked dewn town. Meet
ing H. R. Burred, he' said: "Well I Just
killed George's wife, and it was the best
dcrd I ever did In my life. They can do
what they please to me, but she shall
never Insult my wife again."
Brown surrendered himself to the town
marshal without any resistance, and the
coroner was sent for from Rockwell City.
The killing was done with an Indian club,
which, according to Dr. Young, struck the
woman with such force that she never
knew what hit her.
The old man pounded his daughter-in-law's
head until the brains were spilled
out and the wall was spattered four feet
high. The murdered woman lay with her
head and shoulders in the room of the I
murderer's wife and her body in the hall.
She was reported to be J.he most beautiful
woman In Manson and the family, is one
of the wealthiest In the town and their
a former Fort Dodge girl, has been com
pelled to remain with her parents-ln-law
while her husband, who Is dying of tuber
culosis, Is in Colorado Springs. The family
frequently quarrelled and J.hls morning
after the quarrel the old man said: "Well,
when. George comes home we will leave
Tho daughter-in-law replied: "I'll kill
the old woman before that." She went up
stairs and the old man followed to commit
The murdered woman was a popular
leader in the Congregational church.
WORK UPON TREASURY THEFT
Evidence Fonnd that Robbery Waa
Committed by Employe of
CHICAGO, Aug. 29.-The Record-Herald
today says a story came to light yesterday
which, If proved, Is expected to establish
the contention that an employe of the sub
treasury committed the $173,000 theft for
which George W. Fitxgerald Is under ar
rest. On the day of the robbery a pack
age containing 1300,000 was received at the
subtreasury. From certain clews which
have been found It Is believed that the
thief took (300,000 from this package and
changed the figure on the wrapper from
1500,000 to (300,000. For some reason, it is
said, he took $27,000 from his stealings and
tossed It into the cash receipts for the
When the day's cash receipts were
counted this $27,000 of excess cash was
found. It could not be accounted for.
The mystery surrounding the finding of
the cash waa not dispelled until the theft
of the $173,000 was discovered. Then the
wrapper on the package of $j&),000 came to
light. It was seen that the markings had
CONTINUATION SCHOOLS BEGUN
Chlcaa;o Will Start Them for
Benefit of Working; Boys
CHICAGO. Aug. 29.-Worklng boys and
girls of Chicago are to be beneficiaries of
a new educational system which the school
management committee decided yesterday
to transplant from Germany on the recom
mendation of Superintendent ot Schools
Edwin G. Cooley.
The new system Is the "continuation
schools," which Mr. Cooley studied in Ger
many during his vacation. Under the for
eign adaptation It la planned to give special
education at the public expense In four or
more night schools to about 20,000 working
boys and girls between the ages of 14 and
18. They are to be given opportunity to
pursue studies likely to benefit them In
their dally labors. Only the English speak
ing boy and girl, however, will be eligible
for admission to the continuation claases.
STRIKE OVER CIGARETTE ORDER
Rock Island Trainmen Discharged
aad Troablo Is Likely to
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Aug. 2.-Carrying
out hla edict that all employes caught
smoking cigarettes will be discharged. Sup
erintendent F. J. Easly of the Arkansas
division of the Rock Island system,' has dis
charged two trainmen who have referred
their grievances to the Brotherhood of
Engineers and Trainmen.
Trainmen say there will be a general
strike unlees the men are reinstated and
the order ruselnded.
FORBIDS TOLSTOI CELEBRATION
Governor of Tola leads' Order to
Maalelpallty Not to Observe
YASNATA. Pollana Russia, Aug. 2.
Count Leo Tolstoi Is Improving slowly from
his recant Illness. The governor of Tula
has forbidden the Tula municipality to
celsbtats Tolstoi's blrthday-
jams awwiy tm4.
LINING UP FOR PRIMARY
Week Has Seen Large Number of
Slate. Put Up by Varied Interests.
LITTLE DOING IN STATE EIGHT
All Aspirants for Congress Bnsy and
Each Professes to Be Satisfied
Although the state wide primary In
which candidates of all political parties
for all officers to be voted on this year
Is scheduled for next Tuesday, the week
has closed with comparatively little local
excitement over the primary preliminaries.
On the republican side there seems to be
only two real fights, outside of the per
sonal rivalries for other places on the
ticket. These fights center around the
nomination for congress and the nomina
tion for county commissioner.
The three candidates for the congres
sional nomination have been making each
a personal canvass of his friends. On
the surface the three candidates, Black
burn, Jefforls and Saunders, have been
serving as their own campaign managers.
Each of them has been spending some
time in the two outside .counties and the
county precincts and each expresses un
bounded confidences nf certain success. -
The commissioner fight Is between W.
G. Ure and George D. Rite. Mr. Ure is
the present county commissioner for that
district and Mr. Rice Is at present a mem
ber of the school board and formerly Its
president. Both are making their cam
paigns or. their records In these respective
offices. Ure la sending out literature, lay
ing stress on Improved condition of the
country's finances during his three years'
of office and his previous services as a
member of the real estate eaxchange tax
committee In the fight for taxation of the
franchlsed corporations and railroad ter
minate. He Is urging that the opposition
to him Is due to his fidelity to the tax
payers' Interests and asking an endorse
ment In the form of a second term. Mr.
Rice, besides taking advantage of his
record on the school board, la getting the
benefit of some of the opposition devel
oped by Ure, by some f his more or less
Little Interest In State Ticket.
The republican state ticket has attracted
no particular attention beyond one or two
offices. Governor Sheldon would have been
accorded almost unanimous upport even
If he had a competitor. For state nxidltor
George Anthes seems to have the prefer
ence, because of his local residence and
acquaintance and for railway commis
sioner the Swedish republlcana have been
pushing C. I Hedlund of Holdn-ge, al
though Myrcn D. Carr has b;en receiving
some support bomuse he once lived here,
The legislate contest has focused down
to comparatively few of the entries. There
are legislative slates galore, gotten out by
11 sorts of clubs and organizations and
nearly all of them contain the names of
Adkins. M'Gllton and Swanson for state
senator and of Daugherty, Koutxky, Shan-
nahan, Tuker, Leeder. Turklngton and
Wapplch. The Equal Rights' recemmenda,
Hons add Harvey and Barnes, while the
Railway Employes' association list takes In
Harvey and Hauck. Some of the Fonte
nelles would prefer Crook to either of thesj
two. 'There are two colored republicans in
the entry list, with opposing 'followlngs
among their own people, one set being
lined up for Lewis and the other for
Plumber, The Anti-Saloon league has sent
cut circulars putting Its trade mark on
Berqulst for senator and Harry 8tone for
representative on the republican side and
for Bennett and Montgomery for represen
tative on the democratic side,, while the
Personal Liberty league has O. Kd. every
body but these four avowed prohibitionists.
The county attorney contest among the
republicans appears to have narrowed down
to Holllster and. Klnsler, while for the va
cant coroner's place there are three con-
testants, Brewer, Crosby and Jackson,
seemingly leading in the order named. The
coroner's competition has been played
largely among the street railway men,
Crosby being the son of a road officer and
Hoffman, seeking the democratic nomina
tion, being the son-in-law of another street
Democratic Wild West show.
Tha democrats have been playing poll
tics as a wild west show here in Omaha,
with Mayor Jim as the political Buffalo
BUI, occupying the center of the arena.
The legislative ticket has developed some
contest and slate-making. The corporation
slate, which atsrted out with Reagan, Ran
som and Tanner on It for senate nomina
tions, has been amended to substitute Ed
Howell for Reagan, and runs all down the
list. Fleharty of South Omaha expects a
large vote for attorney general In Douglas
The Water board place belonging to the
republicans Is sought by the present in
cumbent. J. E. Congdon, as against Charles
Unltt, Billy Arnold and Kid Brlggs. The
place belonging to the democrats seems to
(Continued on Second Pag J
Presidential Candidate Delivers Ad
dress at Athens.
COMMENDS THEM TOR SERVICE
ilad that Country Recognises tba
Spanish War Veterans for Their
Deeds In tho Shorter
ATHENS. O.. Aug.' 29.-Wllllam H. Taft
broke away from his schedule today and
delivered an Impromptu political speech
from the back platform of his train, with
Mrs. Taft by his sldo, in which he pitched
the campaign on the single Issue: "Which
party, by Its works and not by Its prom
ises, has earned the confidence not only ot
capitalists, but of the wage earners and
The sppch was cheered by a large crowd
of residents of Galllpolis, where the Taft
t.aln slopped, for five minutes shortly after
9 o'clock thli' morning.
Athens gave Mr. Taft a rousing welcome
when he later reached that place, and sev
eral thousand of Its citizens mad them
selves, a part of the reunion of the veter
ans of the county, now being held, and list,
ened with Interest to a speech by the can
didate !n which he eschewed politic and
devoted himself to the human Interest of
("he life of the veterans.
The exercises at Athens were embraced
In . a three-hours' stay, and Included a
luncheon party at the home of General
Charles H. Grosvenor, for many years a
member of congress.
The exercises were held in the city park
and after addresses the candidate was
given an opportunity to shake hands with
hi hearers. Throughout the trip to Athens
there were constant demands for the ap
pearance of the candidate on the rear plat
form and when he compiled he was cheered
and many cordial n marks hurled at him.
Because of a freight wreck nesr Dyers-
vllle on the Ohio Central the Taft train
was detoured at Galllpolis over the Hock
ing Valley rond, causing a delay of more
than an hour.
Speech nt Gallopolls.
In his special speech at Galllpolis Mr.
'The campaign aa it is developing on tha
part of our friends, the enemy, the demo
cratic party, seems to involve so many
Issues that it takes a week or month tt
cover them, but I fancy after all that ona
issue Which will present Itself to th voter
of this country l the question of con?
dence In the ohe or the other of th two
parlle aa to which by It work and not
Dy its promise, has earned the confidence
not only of the capitalist, but of the wag
earners and of tho farmers.
'For twelve years we have been en lov
ing a prosperity never before eoualled In
the world, und whether or not the republi
can party brought about that prosn-rltv.
certainly it made It possible for us to en
joy it so that tho farmers were never more .
comfortable, the wage earners never have
had higher wages nor a lilgher standard of
living and the business men never enlovl
greater prosperity. In the course of that
tremendous prosperity abuses crept in and
wnn a Knowledge of those abuse the re
publican party undertook, a it alwava h.a
undertaken when obstacles presented them
selves, when evidence became apparent, ft
remedy ror those evils.
Roosevelt at the Helm.
"Under that matchless republican, Theo
dore Roosevelt, the republican party ha
gone ahead to take the steps to remedy
these evils, and Is now In the course of
doing so. Now at this point, we have
had a let-up. so to speak. In the prosper
ity of the country. There had been such
an expansion of capital, so great Invest
ment, that the capital for the time was
exhausted and there came a lack ot
confidence on the part of the Investing
public, but we hope there has not been
a halt In that progress In prosperity
which has been o wonderful for the last
"The question now for the people to Bet
tie I whether the remedies which th
republican party ha adopted and Is carry
ing out under Theodore Rooeevelt shall be
continued, whether the confidence which
the publio has In the republican party
and which the business men have in the
republican party, and those who are will
ing to Invest their capital have In the re
publican party, shall he availed of by tha
people of thl country In order to bring
back the prosperity that we have had, or
whether we ahall turn the government to
a party that ha been doing everything
by turns and nothing long, that In 1A3S
proposed not a revision of the tariff, nor
any other remedy but to scale down our
debt by adopting a silver dollar that wa
worth fifty .cent In order to bring about
a prosperity which their leader said wa
Impossible. Ha said, you remember, that
unless we took free silver, wheat woulfl
go down, and he did not have to live two
years before he saw that prophecy repudi
ated by the fact. 1
Imperialism as Bogey.
"We went on and on In the face of their
declaration of the necessity for such ft
remedy to the greatest prosperity ever
seen. And ao again In 1900 we were told
that we must do something against Im
perialism. We must avoid that destruction
to which th country was hurrying because
we were helping a poor people, 10,000 ml'
way to get on their feet In order that
they might gain the standard of clvil'.ga
tlon, and the again in 1904 we were treated
to another chance to restrain Theodore
Roosevelt, because It wa feared that he
would become a tyrant In thl country and
would usurp all legislative and judicial
"These are the rtmrdle that w hay
had proposed In the past and now we are
again threatened by this party under th
leadership of U94 and the leadership of
lfc'O, which rlaln' that by new rcnu.dl.-s,
by new nostrum they will carry th coun
try to prosporliy.
"I ask you business men, I ask you
farmers, I ask you wage eainers, whether
the election of Hie prevent d-mocratl;
party under Its present leadership i not,
nd If you do not feel in your heart that
It I, ft threat sgulnst prosperity, with
such ft suggestion of new remedies that
will keep capital In the poakat ot tba
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