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vol. xxxviii no. 63.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1008.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ATLANTIC CITir DRY
Saloons and Caiei i X City Are
Hotel Men Eeluctantly
Advice cf the May?,
Threat to Send Troops to City Has
ATTITUDE OF SALOON MEN
Ttrlr Ipxknnt Sara Appeal Will
) la the Legislature
far a Local Option
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Aug. SO.-A real
blue Sunday cam to Atlantic City today.
Many persons familiar with the itory of
thia far-famed resort have been inclined to
doubt the possibility of such a thins, but
today every one of the 220 aaloona and
hotel bar were closed. They 'ere closed
alike to bona fide guests aa well as to
stranger, just arrived within the gates. It
Is ald that thl wai the fourth time In
fifty-four years of Its exlsence that a
drlnkiesa day had been experienced In At
lantic City. A bulletin pouted at police
hetdquarters this morning- stated: "8aloons
all closed. No troops In town."
Another bulletin, officially signed by the
chief ef police, consisted of a card on which
was printed: "In 1854 It wa hold the
fort. Today it I Fort holds you."
All Oboy the Law.
. Governor Fort s proclamation of last
week containing his threat to send troop
to the seashore In tha event of a further
violation of tha Sunday closing law had
Its effect. 8aloonkeepera and hotel men
reluctantly accepted the advice of the
mayor and of the mora conaervatlve mem
ber of the saloon men' organisation and
closed their places of business a tightly
si they knew how. Screen came tumb
ling down Saturday at midnight and re
mained down all day. Boardwalk cafe
that on Sundays past have been thronged
to their utmost, serving liquors and food,
today were all but deserted. A visit dur
ing the height of the afternoon crush on
the boardwalk to one of the most widely
known cafe facing the seashore, disclosed
the fact that not a single peraon was in
the place. The proprietors declared that
the losa of the drink privilege had carried
with It a nearly equal loss In the sale of
There was no decrease In the visiting
throng' today, though many peraon came
from Philadelphia and New Tork.out of
sheer curiosity, to see -what Atlantic City,
tha playground of the cities, looked Ilka
on a dry Sunday. Tha weather was well
r'.gh Ideal and ordinarily the Inn keeper
declared, they would have had their facili
ty i (axe! to handle th" rowd- The eos- I
lng down of the saloons undoubtedly kept
away many thousands of regular Sunday
visitors from nearby places. "The majority
of tha boardwalk multitude here, however,
seemed not to mind the change of condi
tions and enjoyed themselves In other wsy
during the morning and afternoon. The
gay night scene In the cafes, the music
and the singing, were perhapa missed more
Than any other feature of the reaort-
changed life. There was an air of Sabbath
quietude all the way from the Inlet to
Llqaor Mel for Local Option.
A spokesman for the affected liquid in
terests and one of tha local political
leaders declared that the loas of today1
closing would amount approximately to
5c.i. He declared that the saloon
would cits every Sunday hereafter until
some warrant of law will permit of their
"We will appral to the legislature when
11 meet In January and have hope of ae
c.ring eome sort of relief." ha said.
"We will work for the passage of a local
option law which will put the quctlon
equerely up to the people of the city and
county. W have been keeping open In
tha past aa a result of a public sentiment
which wa believed to te In our favor. If
we are urong we are willing to abide by
the decision of our own people. The per
manent closing of the saloon and hotel
bai unqucstlrnsbly would hurt tha resort
and none of us want to see that."
The auihoriU of the cily were much
pleard with tha thorough manner In
which the law wss today compiled with.
Chief of rollce Woodruff alated that he
l.ad expected there would be a number
of arrests for excise violations, but up to
a lata hour there had been noae.
Whatever their attitude In the future,
the liquor men capitulated unanimously
today. .Many attempts In devious waya
were made by eld patrona to aecur con
cession of some sort today, bat there
were no special favor to be had anywhere
along the line.
Up to the very hour of midnight last
l ight the board walk cafes were crowded
ij tl.elr ulniot-L The scenes were likened
tj a New Year ev crush on the gay
streets of the big cities with the exception
l):at at the hour when the latter cele
I ration really t-egms tha light her weie
extinguished and tha places cleared.
MISSOURI BANK ROBBED
I'rarkaaaea Get 9IBO front Sale at
feast a, hat rati to t.t lata
err. Joseph. Mo.. Aug. $o. The Bank
of Eatton at Canton. Mo., twelve nil i as
rut of St. Joseph, was robbed ear.y thl
morning of $130. the fund belonging to
th postofflce. The money waa beia
the outer and Inner doors of the vault
and tha robbers were frightened by day
light before securing the bank's funds.
Tha vault was wrecked and a large hole
blown tn the floor. Tha four men who
committed tha robbery were seen at their
work for two hours by Mrs. Marshall
from aero a the street, but she waa too
frightened to give tb alarm. They drove
away tomard at Joseph and are believed
to b the men who robbed the bank at
Rushvllle, Mo., last Wednesday, for whom
a reward of 14.00 hss been offered.
ItCMTOR It HOW TO ITAV HOME
lavltea to speak la Ohio, hat Freb
ahir 'lil .Not Aecest,
KEARNEY. Neb.. Aug. . (Special Tel
egram.) Senator Browa haa received a
prs!ng invitation from tha chairman of
t::a Ohio republican slat central commu
te ta tnak a number of political speech
in that atat. It la not probable, however,
hat he will tiiak an sicha outsld of
STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED
HkMtlnit of am J. mlth hr 0eers
(kfTMUt Glrn Clue
Maar Reeont Robberies.
CHEYENNE, Wye, Aug. SO 6peclal
Sam J. Smith, the cement construction con
tractor, shot by Deputy Sheriff Nelson
Perry lsst night while attempting to avoid
arrest on a charge of burglary, ha de
veloped Into tha biggest criminal catch ever
made by the sheriff's office. Today another
cache of stolen - property made by Smith
' vii unoored In West Cheyenne and from
thl hiding place was taken goods which
positively Identify Smith as the mysterious
safecracker and burglar that last winter
and spring bsffled the police and the sher
iff's force. The property recovered today Is
worth at least $1,000, a motor-cycle taker
from Frank Hanaeschka and a diamond
ring stolen from R. S. Van Taasell's safe
alone representing a value of 1000. The total
value of the stolen properly recovered last
night and today la In excess of $2,000. Smith,
while very seriously wounded. Is resting
easily and his recovery Is expected, Indeed,
such I hi condition that It haa been con
sidered advtaable to station a deputy sheriff
at St. John's hospital to thwart any attempt
at escape the prisoner may make. Long
questioning thia morning and again this aft
ernoon failed to draw from Smith any ad
mission of guilt, other than a confession of
the Olenn burglary, the crime which flrat
cast suspicion upon him and in attempting
to avoid arrest for which he was shot by
Property recovered has been 'identified as
loot secured in the burglary of Burlington
and Colorado A Southern box cars, the R.
8. Van Tassell coal office, the home of
Frank Hanaeschka. the Glenn store, the
Wyoming Hardware company store. Dr.
J. H. Conway'a office, the home of Police
msn Tom Adams and the stock room of
the Cheyenne Light. Fuel and Power com
pany. Also a bicycle which was stolen from
Deputy Sheriff Perry, who shot Smith lsst
night, was recovered piecemeal. When
identification of all articles of the great
mass of recovered loot hss beers made It Is
expected Smith will have been connected
with more than a doxen burglaries In addi
tion to those named and that he will be
liable to cumulative sentences totaling more
than 900 years' Imprisonment.
Smith's wife, who yesterday morning be-
gan divorce proceedings on the ground of
cruelty, say she had no intimation of her
husband's criminal character, although he
brought much of the etuff h stole to their
REV. BINGAMAN FOR TAFT
Eton Baptist Minister Reseats Iaapll
cmtlon that Ho la -Not Loyal
Rev. James A. Blngaman, pastor of Zion
Baptist church, say article appearing in
a local paper signed by one Bingaman,
purporting to be a colored man, advocating
the election of Bryan and denouncing Taft,
have caused him much annoyance.
"I have had friends meet me on tha
street and ask ma what I meant by turn
ing against Mr. Taft and the republican
party in that way." aaid Mr. Blngaman.
"They had read thia atuff and jumped to
the conclusion that It wa written by me.
I think that 1 the purpose of these articles
to give out tha Impression that I am ad
vocating Bryaa Instead of Taft. . If that
la It, I want to say right here that my
republicanism never had cause for more
emphatic manifestation than it ha thia
year in advocating and voting for Mr.
Taft. I want also to say, that those col
ored people who are allowing demagogue
to pull tha wool over their eyea and make
them think Taft la not their friend and
Bryan la, are making dunce of them
selves. All this hullababoo about the
Brownsville affair Is purest political bun
combe and la being peddled for the sole
and specific purpose of Injuring Mr. Taft.
The men who are agitating this question
are not tha friends of tha negro, but they
are political tricksters, trying to cajole the
negro Into believing that his race has suf
fered an Injustice at the hands of the re
publicans. But their plot is too apparent;
the great majority of negroes see through
It all and they will ahow these democrats
that they do by piling up their votes as
usual for the republican nomine.
"Mr. Bryan is not the friend of the negro
and Mr. Bryan's party is not the friend of
the negro, and It is tha worst sort of hy
pocrisy for Mr. Bryan and his party to
pose as such, even for the purpose of try
ing to make votes."
BIG FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS
Blase la Wholesale Dlatrlet Does
Damage of Over Mlllloa
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 80. Fire which
broke out here today at Bienville and Cnar
treus street In the wholesale Jobbing dis
trict has already done a damage of up
wards of $1,000,000 and Is not under control.
An Inadequate water supply hampered the
firemen tn their work when the blase was
The fir waa under control shortly before
I o'clock tonight. The loss is variously es
timated at between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000.
JOB BtR9 FINDS KVOIGH WATER
lesta Mad at Grand Island show
Supply It suflnrlent.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. Aug. . Spe
cial.) Tests cf three new wells, dug by
Contractor Joseph Cjrnt of Lincoln, under
a stipulation that he is to furnish S.OOO.000
gallons of water dally. Indicate that the
water shortage days are over tn Grand
Island. Tha compressors Involved In the
plan were tested on two cf the wells this
morning and a big flow of water was
shown, a stream being thrown twenty feet
out of a six-inch opening. The 1'eeervolr,
constructed In connection with the Im
provements, has undergone its second test
and found to leak about an inch an hour,
though this la a great improvement over
the first test. The reservoir holds about
tOu.OuO gallon and It 1 believed that the
present leaking la largely seepage cauped
in part by the immense pressure of the
water. No difficulty, it is believed, will be
met In remedying this defect. Tha Im
provements will be made by a direct levy,
slightly Increasing city taxea thl year,
thus avoiding a bond issue and aa increase
of the debt.
Iollar I pea ha at Blair.
BLAIR. Neb.. Aug. !.-(Siecia Tele
gram.) CongTeaamaa Pollard had a good
crowd" cut to hear him at tha epera house
tonight. He held to the argument that tha
great Industrial pioblem waa the para
mount issue of the campaign.' His refer
ences to Roosevelt and to Governor Shel
don wro heartily cheered. At th cloaa cf
his address a former prominent democrat
stepped forward and algned the Taft club
list. Tha meeting wa a moat Interesting
one and Congressman Pollard nude mary
friends by his mo'terly addreaa
SPRECDER TO SUPPORT TAFT
Populist Editor Announce! Thii u His
BRYAN ONLY AN OFFICE SEEXEE
toarlaeed Democratic Caadldate Ad
here to sss Drop Issues
Merely for Vote Ther
"Taft and Sherman" 1 th title of
leading editorial In th current Issue of
the Schuyler Free Lance, hi which It popu
list editor, John C. Sprecher, announce
hi determination to support the republican
candidate for president and vice presi
dent. . Mr. Eprecher say be 1 "disgusted" with
Mr. Bryan for th way he supports and
deserts issue and ha Is convinced the Lin
coln candidate is out after the vote and I
willing to adhere to any policy that will
The Schuyler editor 1 a populist leader.
He wa twice elected to th lower- house
of the Nebraska legislature by his party
in Colfax county, and In tha-leading ses
sion he wa the recognised floor leader,
taking an active part In debate, seeking to
keep the record straight for the political
element he represented. . Mr. Sprecher,
during his participation In the legislative
councils wss an active partisan and hi
decision has always been regarded a fol
lowing a thorough consideration of any
question upon which It wss offered. ,
Mr. Sprecher tell of hi decision to sup
port the republican national ticket in tha
"The editor of the Free Lance Is not a
republican and doea not expect to be. Thl
editor I a populist in belief, and endorse
the principle of that party which haa
nominated Tom Watson again for presi
dent. He is for the platform that Tom
Wataon runs on and 1 an admirer of Wat
son's. and voted for him fonr years ago.
But thia year In Nebraska a populist can
not vote for Watson owing to the manipu
lation, of the electora by the machine ele
ment of that party, which Is made up of a
lot of masquerading democrata. In Ne
braska this year a populist cannot vote for
Watson and must be disfranchised or else
choose from th other nominee.
Sprecher Dismasted with Bryaa.
"Above all else this year, the Free Lance
editor la opposed to the election of W. J.
Brvan to the presidency because he is
Imply disgusted with the standing candi
date, who Is apparently for or against
any proposition that , will net him votes.
In IK, when Bryan ran for president
the first time, this writer waa enthusias
tically for him and wa a "silver" advo
cate, not that w considered his bime-
talism a solution of the money question,
but becaufea we were opposed to the single
gold standard and looked upon "free sil
ver" as a step In the right direction of an
increase of currency. But 'It wa a part
of th "tnstrlnslc value" sophistry a waa
the gold standard idea and a makeshift
"In 1900. when still standing by hia "free
silver" Ideas, Bryan mad the fak of
antVlmpertaMsm and- antr-nsUitsrhHxr hlo
chief Issues. He based hi charges of
imperialism on the Philippine policy of th
government, after he 'was to a great ex
tent responsible for it, and his cry of tb
danger of a large standing army waa bun
combe. While not a warm supporter of
hia, U1I he wa voted for that year be
cause w were not a McKlnley advocate.
"But Bryan's action since 1B000 and hi
present campaign work and talk are auch
that we cannot support him and feel it a
duty to oppose his election and In th most
- "Oa lee" for Fear Years,
"In 1904. in th national democratic con
vention, ha was not a candidate that is. he
had put hi candidacy on Ice because he
realised that no one could defeat Roosevelt,'
so be stayed back and let Parker get the
benefit, so that he could come forward
again In 1908 a a greater and apparently
stronger leader than ever. All he did In
that campaign was to keep himself In line
and regular, the while he saw to it that
Parker and Parkerlsm were killed off. In
that convention, a the Nebraska member
of the committee on resolutions, he made
the fight of hla life to have free silver
endorsed In the platform, and falling there
he carried th fight to the floor of the con
vention and went down to defeat. But In
so doing he alienated a certain element
from Mr. Parker that would Insure hi de
feat. On the other hand, had he gained hla
point it would have meant defeat. No bet
ter proof of hla Insincerity in that need be
pointed to than the fact that thia year,
when he wrote the democratic platform
and could have anything In It he desired.
he fail to mention silver, although It la a
live an tssu as It waa in 1904. But in 1904
ha waa killing Parker and relegating that
element to the rear to be the one candidate
ought by the democratic hosts In 1908.
laaaes Passed By.
"Thl year he ha little to aay on Im
perialism, although the republicans have
not changed their policy, but It I a cold
Issue and Bryan avoids all auch regardless
of his past expressed ideas. And he even
fell to tell of the dangerous tendency to
militarism our 'enormous' standing army is,
because that, is not a winner.
"His professed belief in governmental
ownership of railroads is dropped because
he aaw that It would not do and would
lose .im votea, so it Is dropped, as is all
things thst do not bring net results.
"The tariff is agsin made one of the
main issues, after being neglected for sev
eral campaigns, but In that he will not find
a great issue, for the republicans are de
claring for a revision the while they hold
to the principle of protection.
"His main effort will be to gain the vote
of organised labor with his u-inJunctlon
pi7ik. which simply mean tnat labor ia
not protected In any legitimate rights, but
is liceniied to commit outlawry in time of
strikes or riots and that the courts are
powerless Ho protect life and property at a
time when protection ia necessary. Labor
and capital must trsvel hand In hand and
one can not bo permitted to unjustly treat
the other and bo of permanent benefit to
Itself. The anti-Injunction plank smacks
too much of demagogy for a man to aspire
to the high office of president on.
"Bryan ha deserted 'free silver,' be
dropped 'government ownership,' he Is weak
on Imperialism' and ha 1 not frantically
calling attention of the American people to
the danger of our 'enormous' standing
army, but what he la doing aside from
bidding for the labor vote ia to go before
the people on a lot of little matters that
at beat ar but policies and not principles,
such a guarantee of bank deposita and
publicity of campaign contributions, and
with th war cry of 'Let tho poopl rule,'
which ia th rankest sort of buncombe and
th words of a grandstand player.
'Why. Br an la even patting th negro
(ConUnued on Second Pag. J
From the New Tork Journal and Exa
SKIRMISH LINE IN TOLEDO
Advance Guard of Veterans Arrive!
for Grand Army Reunion.
TRADITIONAL TENTS ABANDONED
l orarades Are to B Hoased Under
Real Roofs ana Are to Sleep la
Real Beds City Elab
TOLEDO, O., Aug. SO. A kirmiah line of
veteran entered Toledo today, surveyed
the profusely decorated street, noted the
"Welcome. Grand Army of the Republic"
sign on almost every house, and scanned
the program of campflrca. parades, music
and spectacle arranged for the forty-second
national encampment ef the Grand
Army of the Republic, and bad no ques
tions . for tha mtt. with th "ask mo"
badge. Tho forty -seousd oaeo.mpm w wtll4
reterans declare, go down tn history with a
most laudatory chapter devoted to a com
mittee which. abandoned tho traditional
tent and domiciled th old soldiers under
real roof and on real bed.
There wa something In th tents of for
mer reunions which appealed to th Imagi
nation of the veterans and stirred their
memories of former days, hut many re
turned from It with pneumonia and rheu
matism, and they were unstinted In their
praise of the present arrangement. - -
It Is ststed that the appeal of Mayor
Brand ' Whltlock and Chairman J. Kent
Hamilton that cltlsens throw open their
homes to care for the honored visitors, met
with a general response. Apparently no
precaution for the comfort of the veerans
ha been overlooked. An Information corps
In addition to the "ask me" army ha
been cttered about the city at strategic
points, and the tents wherein they await
Inquiries, bear on signs readable for block
he word. "Information."
Lights la All Windows.
Householders generally have agreed to
keep their porch and front window light
burning that the stranger may have the
assistance of finding hi way at night.
A to decorations, they are red, white and
blue Inevery material, lending Itself to
that color scheme, and of every design,
from the customary festoon draped by
human hands to parabolas draped by a
Not only are the principal business
street elaborately decorated, but th
residence districts have followed suit nd
family partlea o nthelr front porciie to
night sat behind draperies of American
flags and bunting.
With the exception of th California
delegation, which arrived 400 atrong on a
special train this afternoon, arrival to
day were mostly small parties from
nearby towns, coming In by trolley. To
morrow a great Incursion of veterans and
their friends and families Is expected.
The local committee la prepared to care
for from 75,000 to twice that number.
Three Caadldatea for Commander.
The campaign fcr ths office of commander-in-chief
was In full swing tonight, three
of the candidates, for Governor Van Sant
of Minnesota. I-ivlngsUn T. Dickason of
Illinois and Ccionel Henry M. Nevins of
New Jersey, being on the ground. Colon. 1
Ntvins Is counting or. a solid vote from the
cast, because of the fact that the present
commsndcr-ln-thief fs western man
Charles G. Burtcn of Missouil.
The official program will beg.n f morrow
night with a public reception at Memorial
hall, and a spectacle, including maneuvers
by the naval n.ilitia. on the river. The
features Tuesday will be a civic parade
and the dedlcatlcn of the Fort Meigs monu
ment. On Wednesday, the big duy of thi
encampment, the veu-rar.s will parade, and
on the folloming day offlcrrs for the fol
lowing year will be elected. Friday and
Saturday will be devoted to various forma
of entertainment In which the lake and
river play a prominent part.
AMES. Ia., Aug. SO. 8pcial. Prof.
Louis G. Michael, head of the chemical
section of the experiment station here, was
married last Tuesday to Mlaa McCullom,
who haa been Inatructor In German at tha
college for soma time. Th wedding took
plac at th bride's home at Troy. Pa. Mr.
and Mrs. Michael will take a short trip
through the esst before returning to Ames.
No sles at Browavllle.
. PERI. Neb.. Aug. a. 6pecial.)-The
Brownville aaloon was hesrd In the
district court at Auburn Saturday. The
result Is the closing of the saloon on th
ground that two of the petitioners
were not legal freeholders. Johnson Is
now - the only town in Nemaha county
auich has a legal saloon,
Bryan's Trick Mule
And He'i Still Up to One of Hii Old Trick.
The Bee submits for the
guidance of republicans the
following list of candidates
to be roted on in Douglas
county as worthy of sup
port: for Elector, Sosond District Vote for one.
HOWARD H. BALDRIGE.
Tor OoTornor Vote for one.
GEORGE LAWSON SHELDON.
Sor Uentosant Oororao Vote for on.
M. R. HOPEWELL.
For Secretary of Stat Vote for Ob.
GEORGE a JUNKIN.
Tor Btat Auditor Vote for on.
Tor Btat Treasurer Vot for one.
LAWSON Q. BRIAN.
Tor State Superintendent Vot for on
E. C. BISHOP, or
, , GEOHCG D. lUBRlNGTON, JR, at
JAMES E DEL2ELL.
Xor Attorney Ooscras Voto for on. .
WILLIAM T. TH0MP6ON. .
Tox Xaad Commissioner Vote for on
WILLIAM Hl'SENETTER, or
JOSIAH H. SHIVELY.
Tor aUway Commissioner Vote for one.
C. L. HEDLUND.
Tor Oonrressrnaa Vote for one only.
THOMAS W. BLACKBURN, or
ALBERT W. JEFFER1S, or
CHARLES L. SAUNDERS.
Tor Btat Senator Vote for three,
WESLEY P. ADKINS,
E. G. M'GILTON,
N. P. SWANSON.
Tor Btat meprosentatlT Vote for bin
(Tot for these seven.)
J. T. DAUGHERTY,
DAVE L. SHANAHAN,
F. S. TUCKER,
GEORGE E. TCRKINGTON,
WILLIAM F. WAPPICH.
(Vot for two mora out of those fir.) .
S. C. BARNES.
F. C. BfciST.
E. W. CHOOK,
, A. R. HARVEY.
JACOB HAUCK. '
Tor County Attornsy Vote for one only.
T. A. HOLLISTER, or
JAMES C. Kl.NSLfc.R.
Tor County Coroner Vote for one only.
O. H. BREWER, or
WILLIS C. CROSBY, or
A. J. JACKSON.
LAND MANIPULATOR TAKEN
hoath Dekota Real Estate Ages:
Arrested oa Char re of Violating;
Federal Land Laws.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. Aug. SO. (ore
clai.) Joseps B. Baker, who recently waa i
located at Law ton, OkL, and arrested on
Instructions from the United States au
thorities of South Dakota, will be brought
to the state and given Into the custody
of the federal authorities. He Is under
Indictment In the federal court for houth
Dakota on the charge of land frauds.
It Is expected hi trlsl will take place
during a regular term of United States
court, which will convene at Dead wood
on Tuesday, September 1. For several
years the accused was a familiar figure
In real estate circle in Gregory county,
and following the opening to settlement
of a part of the Rosebud Indian reserva
tion In that county In 104 waa con
splcuojs In the handling of relinquish
ments In the newly-opened territory.
Baker had as a partner during hla resi
dence In South Dakota an Individual
named H. C. Wyatt. who ! now serving
a term In a Missouri tail for an offense
similar to thst charged against Baker in
this state. The principal stock In trade
of the two men whll In Gregory county
was the filing of soldier declaratory state
ments upon vacant landa. and In this way
they segregated many hundreds of acres of
rich prairie land.
When opportunity offered they sold the
relinquishments to this land to h men
who were anxious to occur y the region
end thus fleered the actual ettl-rs cut
of hundreds of dollars for each quarter
section, the settlera being compel1 to
purchase the relinquishment In order to
secure a clear hometead entry up n the
tracts covered by the soldiers' declaratory
The two men became so bolrf their
operations that th attention of the gov
ernment officials wa called to 'he -r--ter.
with the result that aa lncstlgi Ion
o as made and both men were In l.-ted.
Wyatt was tried and coiiv-t svrtl
months ago. but Bakeri succvr.dud In -lud-Ing
the officers until recently, ahet be
waa run down at Lam-ton.
Prior to departing for the south Baker
resided for a time on a homeatead be
longing to his brother and situated iter
Herrlck, one of the new loans in th
ceded portion of th Rosebud reservation.
AMERICANS AT MELBOURNE
No Formal ProTam for Entertain'
ment of Visitors Sunday.
THOUSANDS ATTEND CHURCH
thaplaln of Conaectteat Occupies
Cathedral Polplt Sunday Evea
ln OfBeers Tahea for
MELBOURNE. Monday. Aug. St. Rear
Admiral K perry expressed himself a highly
appreciative of the warm welcome extended
to himself and th men under him and
the kindly greetings of the Australians,
both at' Sydney and Melbourne, ha
developed. a feeling of gratification
throughout th fleet. All are looking for
ward with pleasure to th coming week.
of. whtch thM 1a the official landing day.
The""ckt ' 1 tine and ' hospitality
promise to be abundant.
Sunday wa set down on tha program
a a "free day,", nothing in way of formal
entertainment being arranged for th
visitors, but nevertheless those who came
ashore from the warship managed to
apend som enjoyable hour driving and
sight-seeing. Seventeen military train
arrived from the various centers, bringing
Into Melbourne a large body of cavalry
which will participate In the grand review
Twenty-flv hundred men of the ship
were given shore leave Sunday, of whicn
one thousand marched through Collins
street to 6t. Patrick' cathedral, where
pontifical mass was held at noon. The
American bluejackets and marines were
preceded by 2.00u cadets and a number of
bands were In tha procession. The street
were thronged with '.spectator who gave
the men a hearty welcome. After the cr
vice In th church were ended the men
were served with lunch fn the cathedral
Special service wre held In all the Pro
testant churches' and later the Melbourne
Automobile club In 100 cars took the offi
cer of. the tleet 10 view the point of
interest In th city gnd the suburbs. Dur
nf tbe course of the afternoon numerous
.tivate entertainments were given.
There were comparatively few visitor
the warship owing to the distance the
.hips are lying from shore, but those who
Id make th trip are enthusiastic, over
.e ' beauty and powerful appearance of
.:e American, men of war.
Th pulpit of St. Patrick's cathedral wa
cup4ed Sunday evening by the Rev
at her Gleason,. chaplain of the Connecti
cut aad the congregation overflowed the
Other churches were again well attended
in the evening. Much formal Individual
hospitality waa shown to the sailor and
marine and many of tha officer and men
enjoyed th pleasure of 8unday meal at
the family board.
OPTION FIGHT IN SOUTH DAKOTA
CaaspalKa Will B Conducted from
Sioux Fall i aad Mitchell
Contest on Vcasey,
PIERRE. S. D.. Aug. SO cBpeclal.) Both
the local option and antl-optlon people are
getting their campaigns In operation for
the fight on that question at ths polls. Ths
option people will have their headquarters
at Mitchell and are organising club In all
the countiea of the state for the purpose of
pushing their campaign. The anti-option
forces will operate from Sioux Falls head
quarters, and will push a general campaign
all over ihe stale. The antl-optlon forces
Just at present are somewhat at sea on
account of the death of L. 8. Tyler at
Sioux Falla. He was at the head of their
organisation, and Just at present' they are
looking over the state for an available man
to take up the work. They have tendered
the place to a prominent Pierre mar, but it
Is not certain that he will take up th
It has been charged against the anti
option people thst they will oppose the elec
tion of R. 8. Vessey for governor on aa
count of hi pronounced prohibition view
which be baa never hesitated to express,
nd ha pushed In his work as a legislstiv
bitmber. This th leader of th organlxa
tlon deny absolutely. They say they tntend
to keep th Issue out of politics abaolutely
and make the fight an educational one
among the people, regardless of their poll
tlcal affiliations. While this is the view
advocated by th heads of th antl-optlon
organisation, there is no question thnt thi
liquor dealer over the state do not tak
kindly to tha views of Mr. V esse v. and U la
I not likely that h will get manjr, el laecr
I m dividual rotta.
TAFT AT MIDDLE BASS
Presidential Candidate Eeachei Sam
mer Eeiort Early in Morning-.
ATTENDS SEEVICE IN CHAPEL
burteen Speeches of Saturday Leave
Him Slightly Hoarse.
MANY CONFERENCES THIS WEEK
Wednesday Ht Will Addren Grand
Army at Toledo.
HITCHCOCK OFF FOE CHICAGO
Chairman ef Republican National
Committee Will Consult Western
Manager of ! ainpaiaa Will
Go South loss.
MIDDLE BASS ISLAND. O., Aug. Sa-
Wtlllsm H. Taft and party arrived at th
Middle Baas club at 4 o'clock this morning.
After a five-hour sleep the cai-.dldat break
fasted and later attended services In th
little chapel. He rested throughout the
remainder of th day.
The fourteen speeches which Mr. Tsfl
delivered yesterday In the unexpected cam
paigning he did on his trip through his ns-
Ive state from Virginia Hot Springs, left
their Impress on Me voice today, but aside
from the hoarseness and his declaration
that he felt tired, he said he was little the
worse for wesr. Throughout the four-hour
ride on the lake, which txgsn shortly before
midnight last night. Mr. Taft sat on the
deck of Commodore Richardson' power
yacht chatting with Oeneral H. C. Corbin,
President Lewis of the Middle Bass club
and Commodore Richardson. He expresKed
himself a greatly refreshed by the lako
breeie and entirely satisfied with the day
Several Conferences Thl Week.
While the week on the fishing grounds la
primarily for rest. It Is understood several
political conference will be held. J. War
ren Kelfer of Ohio Is at the club. On
Wednesday Mr. Taft will go to Toledo to
address the national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic. This speech
will not be political.
Tho small Island on which Mr. Taft
till finish his pre-campalgn vacation is
quiet and picturesque, one of a ;roup
lying about twenty mile off shore, mid
way between Cleveland and Toledo. One
end of the Island I owned by the fish
ing club, where ample accommodatl'ju
for Its several hundred members are pro
vided with a club hovii and a number
of cottages. The Taft family is quar
tered In one of these cottage. . The can
didate will dlvld hla tint between fish
ing for bass, which I don from sroll
boats, and playing golf.
Hitchcock Start tor Chtcagro.
NEW YORK. Aug. SO. Chairman Ftank
H. Hitchcock left New York -for X"nio(r,
wher he will coosUlt-tbo enarMtgoca. of .
the western campaign. Th western mem
ber of the executive committee mm all
be present and also a number of th men
appointed recently to serv on th ad
visory committee which 1 to assist th
treasurer of th national committee in
gathering funds. Mr. Hitchcock exact to
be In New York again Thursday or Fri
day. After a few day h will make a
hurried trip to some point In tha south
to confer with the member of the na
tional committee and state managers. It
I likely he will atop at Cincinnati for a
conference with Mr. Taft,
KEY NOTE Or THE CAMPAIGN
Jadno Taft Make Series of Political
"seeches In Ohio.
COLUMBUS, O.. Aug. SO. William H.
Taft went through Ohio yesterday, leav
ing behind htm a trail of speeches that
doubtless will surprise his campaign man
agers, who expected his trip from Virginia
Hot Springs to the Middle Bass . Fish
ing club would be devoid of politics, but
at Athena, after delivering the speech he
had prepared for the veteran gnd which
had no politics in It, Mr. Taft was whisked
away to the Taft club, where, following
an Introduction by Arthur I. Vors, he
spoke for forty minutes.
"There Is one brief way to deal with
the story which has been circulated that
I have said that a dollar a day was enough
for any laboring man," declared Judge
Taft. "If a lie."
The speaker came down on both hel
Judge Taft then defended his Judicial
decision In labor caae with th state
ment that when acting as a Judge be en
deavored to render judgment In accordance
with the law and the facts, and I have
no apology to make."
In this connection Mr. Taft aald he
would be willing- to receive the Judgment
of any man who would read the record
in these cases and the decision he had
He expreased his approval of labor or
ganisations and dissected th labor plank
of th democrat with th conclusloa that
if enforced It would be a weakening of
th powers of th courts and a resulting
loss of the right of labor.
Political demanda on Mr. Taft begau j.t
t a. m. at Charleston, W. Va, and con
tinued In all the towns and till n
passed through. Including Toledo, aiii.a
waa reached ahortly before 11 o'clock to
night. He spoke briefly at Columbu to tho
gathered crowd, headed by th Buckeye
club and the Columbua Gleo club, and re
sponded with th "Taft smile" to Ute en
thusiasm of Toledo.
Mr. Taft admitted that th day . had
demonstrated that the campaign on
and added that he was not surry. Mr.
Vory. who Joined Mr. Tfl this morning
and was with him through th day. re
gards the utterance of th candidal aa
pitching the tone of the campaign and
demonstrating the candidate to b a rcai
"live wire" In th oonteat.
Address to Atheaa Taft Club.
In hi address to the Taft club at
Athens, which Is regarded as th im
portant political utterance of the day, Mr.
Taft aaid, in part:
"We are In a four-year'a campaign. Tha
question la whether th mandate of
power shall be given again to th re
publican party or shall It be turned oer
to the democratic party; to th republi
can party now led by Theodore Rooae
veit aa president, or to the demociatlc
party, led by Mr. Bryan, who hap tw.c
before been a candidate of that part
before the people."
Mr. Taft here enumerated the problems
of the government, beginning with th
Spanish war, the Philippine question, th
Panama canal. Cuba, th Irrigation of
arid lands, th reclamation service.
"And yet," he said. "I ask you whether
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