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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 64.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1908 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
VETERANS IN T0l,:" 'summary of tue bee
HOW THE PEOPLE HAVE RILED
Charles A. L. Reed of Cincinnati Dis
sects the Bryan War Cry.
REPUBLICANS ARE COMMISSIONED
The Good Citizen Will Be Careful to Go to the Polls and Vote Today.
PLANS FOR SPEAKERS
Tuesday September 1, IflOft.
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Senator Dixon of Montana Heads
Bureau of Republican Comraitee.
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WEDNESDAY WILL BE Jt
Republican Candidate Will i "V
the Grand Parade.
HITCHCOCK REACHES CHICAGO
Only Trouble with Mr. Bryan and HI
Friends la They Have Chosen
to Rale Throng Others
Committee to Arrange Finances in
West is Announced.
NEBRASKA SPECIAL SIDESWIPl .
Protruding- Car Door Break. Four
Windowi in One of the Can.
SPANISH WAR SOLDIERS MEET
Annual F.neampment Begins In Boiton
wltk Attendance of About Three
Thoasaad Two Candidate
TOLEDO, O., Aug. 31 The forty-second
national encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic began here today. On
peclal and regular trains veterans are
constantly arriving with their wives,
families and friends for a week of reunion.
During the day the program called for
nothing save the renewal of old acquaint
ances. Tonight the formal reception to
visitor will take place whri Mayor Brand
Whltlock will deliver an address of wel
come. The banner dsy of the encampment mill
come on Wednesdsy, when the Grand
Army of the Republlo will share honors
with William H. Taft, republican candidate
for president; Senator Foraker, Governor
HarrD. and others. The gentlemen men
tlcntd will be tendered a reception on thPt
day by the Lincoln club, and will review
the parade. Governor Wilson of Ken
tucky Is also expected.
No city In which a national encampment
bus been held, the veterans declare, has
been more profusely decorated than the
metropolis of the Maumee Valley. Flags
and electric lights In patriotic designs are
everywhere, and bunting runs In rivulets
along every street in the business district.
Tce housing of the old soldiers In hotels
and st private residences meets with gen
Mebraaka. Special Sldeawlped.
The story of how a protruding door of a
freight car broke four windows of one of
the Nebraska special cars developed today
from a visit of two excited veterans to a
local newspaper office. They reported that
as the train was about twenty miles from
Toledo yesterday afternoon, a bomb was
thrown through ths window and the In
terior of the car badly damaged. Investi
gation showed that there was no bomb, but
that a door of a passing freight car had
swung out and when the passenger train
passed the door hit the side of one of the
passenger coaches. No one was hurt.
Spanish War Veterans.
BOSTON, Aug. 31. Over three thousand
ett-rnns of the Spanish war w?ie gathered
In thlu.ilty tonight f.r the formal opening
t'li.uiriwir Y tli'Mlftli uinual encampment
of th I'll i' I SiKinlKh War Veterans.
Neat I .' i vi i'j Mt te In the union is rep
rs?iivl. Kv.n the Philippines were rop
reH ill-U I y a delegation from New York.
A lariii: va trndered by the state
(ranch i.t I he uinoy house tonight, to Wal
ter V. Hilly of tills city, the eommander-.ii-il.f.
Th re i:re two active candidates to suc
icej I oinmander Hale, Captain Charles A.
t'lnitn lis of Rochester, N.Y., and Captain
t iia.l s W. Newton of Hartford, Cn:i,
Ko the tifxt convention city, Tocoma,
Wu h., Oklahoma City and Satatigi. ar
NOT ALL VOTERS CAN VOTE
home Will Miss Ballot at Primaries,
but All t':n (iet In nt Urn
In the city of Omaha there are 115,0:9
registered voters, but a comparatively small
proportion of these can vote In the pri
maries Tuesday, though all can vote at the
neral election next November.
Te be uble to vote In the primaries a
voter must have registered at the last
general election day and many voters In
Omaha failed to do this, and every voter
mint, be registered according to party.
Many have registered as Independent or
socialist and this will cut them out of the
primary, election, excepting the vote on
tale officials, as the Independent and
socialist parties have no legislative, county
or city tickets.
The IS.0'9 registered votes In Omaha are
apportioned to the twelve wards as fol
lows: First. 1.011; Second. 1.474; Third,
lil; Fourth. Fifth. 1.5S:'; Sixth, 1.3SJ;
Seventh, l.SK; Eighth, 1,318; Ninth, l.lfio;
Tenth, 1.275: Eleventh, 1,197; Twelfth, 1,577.
On account of the candidacy of Mayor
Pahlman for governor the democrats have
been working hard to get out the entire
vote of the party with the hope of swing
ing the tide to the mayor by a big ma
jority In his home county, the democrats
hnpe to poll 85 per cent of the party
The three-cornered fight for the con
git'xulnnal nomination carried on by Saund-
is. Jt f fells and Plackbum will probably
bring out a large republican vote through
out the entire county and dletrlct, while
i the candidates have been urging their
friends to go to the polls.
Fifty -four extra policemen to serve at
the fifty-four polling places on Tuesday
were sworn In Monday by the mayor. The
chief gave them their Instructions and the
county and city clerks have sent Instruc
tions to all the Judges and have delivered
the ballot boxes ready for use first thing
In the morning.
ALABAMA STRIKE CALLED OFF
Vrt-Bldent l.rwlo my Attitude of State
Aataurltlea Makes This
C oarse ecear.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Aug. 31. -An offt
tlal irrier calling off the attlke of coal
miners in tho Birmingham district whs
Issued to all camps In thl section today.
It as slaned by President Inia, vice
President White and Secretary-Treasurer
Ryan of the fnlted Mine Worker of
A merit a.
Tl ord. r rntla a strike which began July
and which has been marked by much
mob violence. Th official order, after re
viewing the history of the atrlke, says:
"The climax waa reached when the gov
ernor of Alabama said that th miners
shall not b prmltlsd to live In tent camps
and that public meetings snail not. be held
In the mining communities of th stats
during the strike. In other words, th
str'ke must end, recardlea of the cost to
the miner or cy right they have lit tue
FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY Fair Tursdav.
FOR NEURA8K A Generally fair Tues
day; wsrmiT In west portion Tuesday.
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy, with proba
bly local showers Tuesday; cooler in east
Temnerstiire st Omaha:
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Charles A. I.. Reed of Cincinnati dis
sects the war cry of W. J. Bryan, "Shall
the People Rule." Faga 1
Judge Taft spends a few hours fishing
and catches four bass. laf 1
New York Federation union votes to
support American Federation In politics.
W. J. Bryan Is a guest of the demo
crats of St. Paul and speaks at the Min
nesota capital. Faga 1
Sereno Payne, In accepting the renoml
nation for congress, says the time lias
come for tariff revision. Faffe 1
Police are still at sea In the RoDerts'
shooting case. - Faga 1
National Grand Army of the Republic
reunion begins , at Toledo. The Nebraska
special train, was slde.swlped while In
Ohio without Injuring any passengers.
The Alabama strike has been declared
off on order of President Lewis of the
Mine Workers. Faga 1
Change of venue Is granted In the
Hargis case at Jackson, Ky., the court
saying the case Is a most unusual one.
: Faga 1
Sheriff at Tekamah raids a rtoa-.ms ea
loon, arrests four niun and a woman Lnd
confiscates a quantity of liquor. Faga 3
It Is reported In Peking Minister Wu
Ting-fang will be recalled. Faga 1
.Plans for Omaha day at the Nebraska
State fair take on definite shape, the
mayor issuing a proclamation and Corn
exposition management arranging to send
a large delegation. Faga 9
Lumber prices and rates on. lumber ad
vance together u.nd those who intend build
ing are warned by dealer to buy material
now, while present stocks last. Fag 5
School days are near at hand, public
and parochial Institutions opening next
week, when more than 26,000 students
will take up their work In Omaha. Fag 5
Harry H. Brewster of St. Joseph won
the Missouri Valley tennis championship
Results of the ball games:
7 Sioux City vs. Lincoln 4.
5 ltcnver e. Pueblo 3.
2 Chicago vs. St. Louis 0.
6 Pittsburg vs. Cincinnati 0.
-Cleveland vs. Detroit 3.
-St. Louis vs. Chicago 0.
-Hoston vs. Washington 3.
-Philadelphia vs. New York 0-1.
4-1 Columbus v
11 St. Paul v
' '.' Toledo 0.
.arvsaa City 9.
ys. Milwaukee 2.
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BOONE, fa., Ati- i (Special Tele-
gram.) At the missionary meeting held in
the gospel tabernacle, one of the smaller
churches of this city, Sunday the enthusi
asm of the people knew no bounds and a
few minutes $5.Cf"l was subscribed to carry
on missionary work In the foreign field.
This was part of the Christian and Mis
sionary alliance convention program.
The list of polling places
below for direction of voters at
close at D p. m. in the cities and
I lly of Omaha.
1st I'ist I'-OJ H. 6 id.
2d Ilst sol Pacific
Sd L'tsl 1 703 S. li'th
4th ll!-t Vl'J Bancroft.
1st llsl 23.3 8. -th.
Ld Ilt,t 202J Vlntun
3d llst l."ij:l Vint n.
4th llt 1 704 Vint. m.
6tb Dist I'ilO 8. 16th.
1st Diet 101$ Webster.
2d 1'lst 31 t luth.
3d Dlst 31$ N. loth.
4th tlst 410 8. 1 8 til.
tin List Bus S. IS 111.
1st Ilst 161$ Pavenport
2d Inst 422 H. IStll
.H, IMst 7H H. 16th.
4th rlst 316 8. 20lh.
&th Llst 2141 Davenport.
1st liist 3h04 Hlieruian Av
3d lll Sherman Av.
3d ltt -Citl I barn)
4th Disl IH6 Sherman
Hh JJist 113S S. lln.
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CINCINNATI, Aug. SI. -Shall the people
rule or shall Mr. Bryan rule? This Is th
paramount Issue before the national e'eo
toratc an Issue that has been reduced to
definite terms by Mr. Bryan himself." de
clares Chsrles A. L. Reed, candidate for
Cnlted Btates senator, In an address on
"The Rule of the People." delivered to
night before the Young Men's Political al
liance of this city. The address was the
first of a series under the same title In re
ply to the Bryan war-cry, "Shall the Peo
ple Rule?" the next one being announced
for the Inauguration of the Taft club at
Sidney, O., September 9, under the ausplcca
of the republican state executive commit
tee. speaker said, m part:
The right of the people to free and un-
trammeled rule Is the cornerstone of this
country, as It Is of this organisation that
I have the honor to address. The penp'e
themselves asserted that right when they
resovled themselves Into a free and Inde
pendent ration. They reaffirmed it h"n
they fashioned our matchless constitution,
and they have perpetuated It by every law
that they have since passed In harmony
with that constitution. They have exer
cised and will continue to exercise their
right to rule through the ballot. And for
purposes of rule, but with due regard to the
Inalienable rights of every Individual, they
have decreed that the majority of the peo
ple shall be the whole people.
The republican party has stood for thU
principle for the rule of the people dur
ing all the fifty-four years of Its exlxt
trci:. It began Its active career by strik
ing the democratic shackles from 4.CW.001
of enslaved people and by giving to them
the ridht to participate In the rule of the
country In which they lived. It has con
tinued Its career by giving the same right
to many millions of people of foreign birth
who have sought a home In our fnlr land.
In Bhort. It has stood, as It stands today,
for tho principle of manhood suffrage.
And the people themselves, reeognlzing th's
fact, have designated the republican party
as the Instrument through which they have
ruled and are today ruling the mo-t
progressive, the most prosperous and -the
happiest country In the world.
With the exception of an unfortunate
four years of democratic rule, this com
mission 'from the people to the repub
lican party has been a continous one from
even before the day when the rule "of the
people by the people and for the people"
was proclaimed by the greatest republican
of all history. Abraham Lincoln.
Democratic Hole I'sfortsnsts.
But the disastrous results of thoso four
years of democratic rule, or misrule,
brought about a perfectly 'natural, speedy,
emphatic and progressive reuctlon. The
people reasserted their right and purpose
to rule when, in 1, . by a plurality of
something like a half million, and again
In 1900, by a plurality of nearly a million,
thev again selected the republican party
as the medium through which to execute
Mr. Bryan may recall these two Incidents
In American history. They were the two
occasions when the American people, m
exercise of their right to rule, relegated
Mr. Bryan to his home In Nebraska, whil
to their own home at Washington they
elected .William McKlnley of Ohio. And
Mr. Bryan, although be aomehov forgot
to he a candidate four years Jigo, may have
heard that, at that time, tho people In
the renewed exercise of both their wlsa
discretion and their right to rule, with a
plurality of ebout two and a half mlllh ns.
na!n commissioned the republican nTty
with power, this time under the Intrepid
leadership of Theodore Rooeevelt
U Is thus that the people rule. With
pluralities that Jump from a half million
to a million, then to two and a nnif mil
lions, what sort of a plurality may we not
expect for that genuine American and for
that experienced and-successful statesman,
William Howard Taft?
Shall the people rule or shall Mr. Bryan
rule? I declare without fear of successful
contradiction that Mr. Bryan's repudiation
by the American people on two previous
occasions resulted not only from their be
lief that his free sliver heresy, his free
trade doctrines and his economic vagaries
were revolutionary, but from their belief
that he was not candid and that he did
not treat the people fairly In his discussion
of public questions. He who will deceive
the people as a candidate will betrsy them
as an officer. There was no time In all
those two campaigns when Mr. Brvan wai
not building men of straw only to assail
them for his own glorification, until finally
the people bv a plurality of well on to a
million, at ths time unprecedented, ex
pressed thei" -'ist at the spectacle, p.ut
when Mr. again brought hlmseif
forth as a c . e he titfl the declaration
made In hi rf-lf tliiit lie had mended
his wayar Tet . ,e aamaalgn is he.rdly
oper" - tira ilr. BryafT 1a discovered at
Ins k'ka. - j
'Mri for neabI1ran Action.
only point - fo Mr. Bryan's IX-u
' . .'Tiperh frtr ahlindunt IlliistrMtlnn nf
Avj!"nin Ip-that snatch Mr. Rryun do-
her'' eveiy man Interested In prn-
I teciS...-VMriea had been approached fnr
republic an contributions and that the re-
phll an committee would m t publish their
I contributions until after Hie elctlon. when
I ",1,w t,1,,t the '"s1 statement was ini-
democrats as well as republicans are In
terefted In i rotected Industries, and when
he knew that the second statement was
wholly unjustified In the light of the open
declaration of bcth Mr. Taft and the re-
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
for Omaha, South Omaha and
the primary election Tuesday.
in the country precincts they
1st list 2307 N. 24th.
3d Ilst 2004 N. 2Mh.
4tli Oist 2122 Military
Ist Dit 271K I.eavenw'th
2d DUt 1507 Park Av.
$.1 Dlst 1 a 3 s "Mik Ate
4th Dlst 2106 S. 3d
1st Disl 1304 N. 21th.
2d ni lii'l I'uiiiing.
Jd DUt 1604 Cass.
4lh Dlst 2415 Cuming.
1st Dlst 257 Cuming.
Id Dlst 3227 Cuming.
3d Diat 3304 .Davenport
4th DUt 211 S. 36tll
( barn I.
6th Dim 2914 Farnam.
1st Disl 1018 8. loth.
Id Diit 1521 lavenw'th.
3d DUt 2121 Leavenw'lb.
4th Dlst 1430 IS. 16ih.
Mh list 1448 S 13th.
E' KVKNTH WARD,
lit DUt 4046 UaiullliiO.
2d Dlst 3926 Farnam.
3d Dlst 3420 Leavenw'th.
4th Dlst 705 S. 27th.
!- t,44l8 X. :4lh
td Dlst 1524 Ames Ave.
Id Dlst 3015 Corby
4th Dlst 21)09 N. 24 til.
City of loath Omaha.
1st Dlst f.4 N. 20th.
td DUt r,25 N. 24th.
1st Dlst 19 8. 20tn.
2d DUi.-i09 N. 24tn.
1st DUt Hrondwell ft
Rich Coal Yd.. Washing
ton St. & R. R. Ave.
I'd DUt W. aid M E.
Sunday school. $4th 4c
1st Dlst 311 K. 25lh.
td Dlst 1017 Q-
1st Dlst 810 N. $Tth.
2d Inst 1-nagtt illdg..
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From the Chicago Record-Herald.
STATEMENT BY TREASURER
Expenditures More Than Receipts
During Month of August.
BIG DECREASE :CT STATE DEBT
Richardson County Democrats Pat
Their Foot In It When They
Take l p Discussion af
(From a Etaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Aug. 3.-(Spec!al.)-Duiing the
lest month State Treasurer Brian has paid
out t2'A462.22 and received $163,228.72. He
has a balance on hand of $496,821.93, as
against a balance of $531,047.43 the first of
the month. Ho lias, as shown by his
monthly statement, In the permanent school
fund uninvested $l,SI0.(nj. Following Is the
monthly report In detail;
Funds. Aug. 1. Aug. 31.
General $ B.LT7.B' $ 6.lfl5.54
Permanent unlvt rtlty....
Ag. college endowment..
Kearney normal library.
Instil utlonH' ca.-n
Hrspttal for Insane
Peru normal library
A. and Mech. arts
2 .6.8 6S
4 Ki 01
3. li ll
1. -17 76
I". 8. experiment station 6,
Totals $"i3l.047.43 $I96.8-;1.94
Casli on hand $ K020.CO
(.'R-h on deposit 478,8t'l.')3 $49ii.S.'1.91
Trust funds Invested
Permanent school Si',0'.S.6
Permanent university 141.717 17
Agricultural college endowment.. 44t.noo.OO
Normal endowment EH.'K'O.i.i
Total $8.(42 023.03
(Continued on Second Page.)
the country precincts are given
The polls open at 8 a. in. and
open at noon and close at 9 p. m.:
1st Dlst 1214 N. 24th.
2d Dlst 415 N. 2.1th.
Benson Town hull.
Chicago IClkhorn, town
Clontarf 1211 Blaise.
Douglav Kred Teigawell-
i in. West L St.
Dundee City hall, 50th &
East Omaha hchool DlsL
No. 4 9. Anderson'
Flkhorn Elk Cltv hall.
Florence City hall.
I.um. yd . Bennington.
M.-Ardle W. O. W. hall.
Millard School huue,
Millard. Neb.. Dlst. 17.
Plstte Valley Town hall.
Vnlon M. W. A. hall, Irv-
Waterloo Town hall,
The Bee submits for the
guidance of republican the fol
lowing list of candidate to be
voted on In Douglas county a
worthy of support:
For Elector, Second Dlstrlot Vota for one.
HOWARD H. BA LDRIOE.
For Ooreraor Vote for one.
OEOROB LAWSON SHELDON.
For Xdsntenant Ooreraor Vote for one.
M. R. HOPEWELL.
For Bsorrtary of Btat Vote for one.
OEORQE C. JUNKIN.
For Stat Auditor Vote for one.
For Btat Treasurer Vote for one.
LAWSON G. BRIAN.
For Stat lnprlntndnt Vote for on
E. C BISHOP, or
OEORGE D. HARRINGTON, JR., or
JAMES E DELZELL.
For Attorn7 Qsncre.? Vole for one.
WILLIAM T. THOMPSON.
For Land Commissioner Vote for on
WILLIAM HCSENETTER, or
JOSIAH H. SHIVELY.
For Hallway Commissioner Vote for one.
C. L. HEDLCND.
For Congressman Vote for one only. '
THOMAS W. BLA'CKBURN, or
ALBERT W. JEFFERI8, or
CHARLES L. SAUNDERS.
For Btat Senator Vote for three.
WESLEY P. ADKINS,
Vs. U. M OILTON,
N. P. SW ANSON.
For Btat KprntatlT Vote for nin
(Vote for ths aTn.)
J. T. DAL'UHEKl X,
DAVE L. SHANAHAN,
V. S. Tl CKEH.
GEORUE E. Tl'R KINGTON,
WILLIAM F. WAPPICH.
(Vote for two more out of these fire.)
8. C. BARNES,
V. C. BUST,
ts. VV. CROOK,
A. R. HARVEY,
For County Attorney Vote for one only.
T. A. HOLLISTER. or
JAMES C. KINSLER.
For County Coroner Vote for one only.
G. H. BREWER, or
WILLIS C. CROSBY, or
A. J. JACKSON.
rolls open 8 a. in. to 9 p. m.
FATAL WORK OF FIREBUG
John Spronse of l.onlsa, Ky., Arrnsed
ef netting; Fire to Neigh
LOC1SA. Ky.. Aug. 31.-John Bprouse.
charged alth arson, was brought herx
yesterday from near Cherokee to escape
mob violence. ,Ho .s accused of having
set lire to the residence of Charles Cooper,
near Cherokee, Saturday, resulting In the
dtath of two of Cooper's children. Two
other children are In a serious condition.
Cooper is so badly burned that his recovery
Is not expected. Mrs. Cooper also Is seri
The house had evidently been set on firo
at various points and was eoon destroyed.
Bloodhounds tot k up a trail and followed
it to Sprouse's house. Sprouse was ar
rested and brought here to escape death
from the Indignant cltUens of Cherokee.
Sprouse and Cooper had been engaged in
a suit over lumber.
YOUNG BRYAN'S ENGAGEMENT
lea of Democratic Candidate to Marry
Daughter of Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, WU.. Aug. 31. The mar
riage engagement of Mlsa Helen Berger,
daughter of Alexander Berger, a prominent
mlier and board of trade man of this city
and William Jennings Bryan, Jr.. son of
the democratic presidential candidate, la
admitted today by Mr. Berger. who re
turned to day from a business trip to Colo
rado and Nebraska. Miss Berger and her
mother are at present visiting friend In
Lincoln, Neb. It is said th wedding may
not take place fur about a er
CARNIVAL DAY IN MELBOURNE
Official Reception to American Sailors
Made General Holiday.
STATE BANQUET FOR ADMIRALS
City, la Brilliantly Illuminated and
JVIght Crowd la so Great that
Several Persona Are
MELBOURNE, Aug. 31. -The streets of
Melbourne late tonight were filled with
urging good-humored crowds numbering
hundreds of thousands, all out to do lionor
to the visiting Americans, who arrived here
on Saturday aboard the sixteen great bat
tleship, and the scene challenged compari
son with that of an election night In New
York, though happily the ear ticklers and
blast from tin trumpets were dispensed
with. The crush In the principal thorough
fares was so great that many women
fainted and several persons were Injured.
The entire day was set apart to Jollification
and the day will ever live In the memory
of the inhabitants of Victoria.
The federal government tonight tendered
a banquet to the admirals and the senior
officers of the visiting warships at the
Parliament house, at which Lord North
cote, governor general of the common
wealth, and Prime Minister Deakln made
brilliant speeches, throughout which promi
nence was given to the friendly feellnj that
exists between the commonwealth and the
I'nlted States. Rear Admiral Sperry, com-,
mander-ln-chlef of the American fleet, re
plying In behalf of the American navy, de
clared that a rupture between the English
speaking nation would not only he a loss,
but a crime. Tonight Admiral Sperry was
presented by an address to the common
Tonight all the public buildings are
ablase with electric lights, particularly
notable in this respect being the Common
wealth state buildings and the Princess
bridge. The illuminations on shore were
held In conjunction with an electric and
searchlight display on board the warships
In the harbor. Earlier In the evening a
torchlight procession was held in which
the metropolitan and country fire bri
gades, numbering about 2.000 men, took
part. The parade started at the head
quarters of the Metropolitan fire brigade
and disbanded over Princess bridge.
Rain commenced to fall at a late hour
causing a precipitate retreat homewards.
The dense crowds converging toward the
railway station forced the women and
children Into perilous situation. and many
were extracated after btlng considerably
bruised. Two persons were severely and
several others slightly Injured. All records
for paasengt r traffic on the railways have
been shattered, since the arrival of the
In the race today for the Battenhurg
cup, which is held by the battleship
Louisiana, til defending crew easily de
feated the challenging crew.
DEBS STARTS 0N LONG TRIP
Special Carrying; Socialist Candidates
Benin Tour to the
CHICAGO. Aug. 31 A special train car
rying on board Eugene V. Debs, socialist
candidate for the presidency; James II.
Brower, candidate for governor of Illinois
on the socialist- ticket, and a number of
other prominent men of that pollihul par:y,
lift here today over the Chicago & Alton
railroad for San Francisco. The trip Is to
be In the nature of an "educational cam
paign" and stops will be made at all im
portant cities and tuwns between here and
the Paclllc coast, where speeches ! be
made and SJCla.lst literature distributed.
The train Is known as the "Red Special"
and U scheduled to arrive in San Francis o
on September 11. The trip will end upon
the return of the special to Chicago, which
will be on BeptaatuWr
SHERMAN SPEAKS IN CHICAGO
Candidate for Vice President Makes
First Address September 28.
OTHER SPEECHES IN ILLINOIS
Chairman Goodrich anil Senator ltem-
rn y of ladlana Say lloosler
Mate Will Cilve a Good
Plurality for Taft.
CHICAGO, Aug. 31. -Senator Joseph M.
Dixon of Montana was today appointed by
Chairman Frank H. Hitchcock of the re
publican iiHtlcnal committee a the director
of the speaker' bureau at the Chicago
headquarters. The long service of Senator
Dixon us a member of the house of repre
sentatives and later of the United State
senate lias equipped him for this position,
for the reason that he Is familiar with the
quallf Icationa of men for active campaign
ing. Ho ha a large acquaintance with
leaders of the party In western states who
will he called upon to fill speaking engage
ments. Chairman Hitchcock began his political
engagements shortly after he arrived from
New York. He had breakfast on the train,
and proceeded directly to the headquartera
In the Harvester building and disposed nf
a large amount of business, brought before
him by Secretary Hayward and other offi
cials of the western campaign force. He
conferred alo with Senator Dixon and
Kred C. Upham, the assistant treasurer of
the national committee.
The question of providing a speaker of
national Importance to addres the republi
can stale convention at Sprlngfleldl on Sep
tember 9 was brought to Mr. Hitchcock'
attention by State Chairman West. Tho
Illinois leaders wanted Mr. Taft, Governor
Hughes. Secretary Root or Mr. Sherman,
the candidate for vice president, but none
of these men waa available so early In tho
Khermaa' First Speech.
It was announced today that Mr. Sher
man would make his first campaign speech
in this city probably before the Hamilton
club, on September 2. Ho will contlnuo
speaking In the state for the next three
days. Representatives MKJnlry, chair
man of the republican congressional com
mittee Is expected here tomorrow,' when
Mr. Sherman's itinerary will probably be
made up. It probably will be arranged lo
aid so far as possible the congressional
Senator Hemenway and Stat Chairman
James P. Goodrich of Indiana were caller
at republican headquarters today. The
former expressed the opinion that Indiana
would give from 26,000 to 60,WO majority
for Taft and Sherman and that the entire
state ticket would be carried by the re
publicans. Chairman Hitchcock today announced the
following committee to organize finance
committees for western states:
Iowa, Joseph CI. Berryhlll, Dea Molnen;
Kansas, Frank li. Grimes, Topeka; Michi
gan, John M. Bagley, Detroit; Oklahoma,
J. W. McNeil, Guthrie.
ji dc;k taft o pishing trip
Starts from Middle Bass Island F.nrlf
In Morn In a.
MIDDLE BASS. O., Aug. 31.-Judge Taft
went fishing today. He started from Mid
dle Bass Island at 8 a. in. Ills companions
were Ed. Miller of Columbus, Ed. Marsli
of Sandusky, W. C. Beckwlth of Fostorli,
General 11. C. Corbln and Charles Taft.
Mr. Bcckwith's power boat, the Faustina,
was used to haul the party out to Rattle
snake reefs, off Rattlesnake Island, a plmt
some two or three mile glstant. They
fished from rowboats, which were towed
out by the Faustina and which wer
manned by expert oarsmen. The day was
bright and warm, with Just a ripple on
the smooth surface of the lake. The flail
ing was for black bass, white bass and
Judge Taft attended a musical solrre at
the club house last evening. After the cork
cert Colonel Charles T. Lewis of Toledo,
president of the Middle Bass club, which
is entertaining Judge Taft and party, In
troduced Judge and Mrs. Taft to the guests
In a little rpeech, and all the sojourners
filed up to meet him and get acquainted.
There Is a possibility that Judge Taft'
stay may be prolonged until September S.
The original plan, tentatively adopted, was
to leave here on September 7. That being
Labor day, it Is feared that travel may be
too heavy to make hi trip to Cincinnati
aa comfortable as It will be on the follow
Judge Taft's catch was four Murk baas,
the largest belpg at least a thiee-pound-r.
Master Charles Taft caught two good-sUt d
The fishing ended at 10 o'clock, when
the party put back to the club, Mrs. Taft,
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter I.
Brown, went out to view the sport In Mr.
Brown's power boat Jean. Before return
ing the party sailed to Put-ln-Bay.
WEKK1.Y LETTER I'ltOM BHiAl
Democrat Take Step to Boost Forma
tion of tlobs.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31.-Wllllam J. B an
will write each week until election a lett-r
to be se nt to every precinct demo, ratio
club In the country giving advii and sug
grstluns as lo the line of campaign. This
novel feature of a presidential strung!. wra
made known today by John L. Touiilrnon.
head of the bureau of club organization J
of the democratic clubs throughout the
eastern states. The plan of organizing
dcmcK ratio- clubs In voting precincts w is
devised by Mr. Bryan.
State Chairman William J. Connors to
day turned over to Mr. Tomllii'n a list
of 6,000 precinct committeemen In Nov
Yrk state, who will be directed by the
national committee, to orfcai.Uu at mcd
i:W YORK FEDERATION A ACTS
C entral I niou of Metropolis otes to
Support American Frderatlon.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31. -After long debute
las' nlfihl the Central Ktdi.ruted unlm.,
wl Ich Is the central oi gunlzation of th
lahc r unlvns of this city aliillated with
the American FedcratU n tf labor, en
donwd a resolution adopted by th fclevuior
Cxjaatructor and Millwrights' union. TbU
resolution reads aa follows:
At a spccUl atatUon of the ahav argul-
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