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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 63.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1008 SIXTEEN FAGES.
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ALMA MAN CLIMBS UP
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
JEALOUS MAN RILLS WOMAN
Van Ooodell Shoots Edna Kennett and
Turns Gun on Self.
FAIRBANKS TO SPEAK
Saturday, September B, 100.
Shallenberger Increase Hit Lead
Over Mayor Dahlman.
Vice Fresident it to Make Extensive
HITCHCOCK VISITS INDIANAPOLIS
1908 LPmnim? 1908
stx my THL ufa imf sr
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MURDERER'S WOUND NOT FATAL
CANVASSING BOARDS AT WORK
6 Z 8 9 10 11 12
Tragedy Said to Be Caused by
Approaching" Marrlaare of Woman
to Omaha Painter, Rival ol
Count Delayed by intricacy and
Length of Ballot.
Plans Are Discussed at Length with
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20 21 22 23 24 25 26
WISTOVEK HAS NICE RACE AHEAD
Returns from Sixth District Reveal
Contest for Nomination.
CONTESTS TOR STATE PLACES
Leaders Are Barton for Auditor,
Blshon for Superintendent,
Conies (or Commissioner
Ashton C. Shallenberger Is slowly creeping
head of Mayor Dahlman in the race for
the democratic nomination for governor.
The work of canvassing boards as made
known Friday reveals In nearly every in
atsnca a slight gain for the Alma man,
which. If maintained. Is certain to land
him In the leeading position on the ticket'
Returns sent The Bee from the various
county boards specify whether democratic
or populist, smI It appears there Is only
the remotest ground for contest In the
claim of Dahlman that populist and demo
cratic votes are being added together.
Friday was set apart bj the majority of
the county clerks for the official canvass,
and In many places the final figures for
the entire ticket will not be known for
several days. In Douglas county, the can
vass may continue until the close of next
A compilation of the figures complete In
nine counties, Including Douglas county
shows the leaders to be Barton for auditor,
Bishop for state superintendent, Cowles for
land commissioner and Williams for rail.
way commissioner upon the republican
Westover Is being given a race for first
positton In the Sixth congressional district
by Johnson of Hushvllle. The returns so
far received are from the extreme western
Mtctlon of the district. When the east
begins to add Its vote, Weatover's friends
believe he will win. Other congressional
fights have been determined, practically
savs in the First district on the democratic
ticket, where returns are too Incomplete to
Indicate whether McOulrs or Fltzslmmons Is
ahead. Gilbert, In the Fourth district,
maintains his lead over tne field, as had
' been predicted.
Antelope, I prec'ts....
Box Butte, 2 prec'ts...
' ( '.'. J preo ta
Loiulll'. 4 prec'ts
Colfax, 1 pet
Dawes, t prec't
Dawson 22 pets.........
. 122 .
Dodge, 3 precis...,
Douglas, complete ,
l'rontloi, I pets.....
Furnas, ( puts
tirsnt, 1 pet
Grtvley, 4 pets
Hamilton, 12 pets...
Hitchcock, 7 pets...
Kearney, S prec'ts.
Lancaster, 11 pota. .
Madlsull. a Dots....
Nemaha. pels M
Platle, 6 prec'ts 62
Red Willow, 3 pots 13
lt,,i'k. 1 uree't 4
Sarpy, complete 269
Saline, complete 178
Seward, 6 pets 131
Sneiidan. i prec'ts.... la
Saunders, 11 prec'ts... 173
Washington, 6 prec'ts S .
Wayne, i prec'ts ..
York, complete 141
jVirst District, De
Fit si minon s. SIcG u Ire.
Johnson (majority) mv
Antelope. Neligh precinct 13
Wayns, one precinct 71
Platte, one precinct missing... J
Saunders, 11 precincts.
Koarlk District, Democratic.
Gilbert. Jones. Cramb. Mains
Saundtr. 11 pets. 1U
46 114 It
it 117 J-.i
46 73 U
161 2i0 40
63 101 K
32 vi4 683
lata District, Republican.
Orsnt, 1 pet
Box Butte, 3 pets..
Cherry, 4 pel
Kolt, 1 pel
Da son, 33
lath District, Democratic.
Weal- Me- Stew- John
over. NU Ross. art. son.
Grant. 1 pet 3 1
liox bulla. S pet a. 6
'Cherry, 4 pcla 32 ..
bbsndo, 3 yets.. 27 3 .. ..
Vi L 1 net 3
KeilB 14 83 1 W
cusur , Ul 67 83
ICvatinuvd en atocoad Fag.)
2Z 28 29 SO " -
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vlclnltv
Fair Saturday; not much change In tem
perature. for Nebraska Fair Saturday, moderate
For Iowa Fair Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
6 a. m 6.1
6 a. m 64
7 a. m 35
8 a. in 65
9 a. m "7
10 a. m 71
11 a. m 74
12 m 77
1 D m 79
2 p. m 81
8 p. m 84
4 p. m 84
6 p. m 85
6 p. m 84
7 p. m "
8 p. m 79
9 p. m 76
Nebraska's primary returns show
Bhallenberger Increasing his lead over
Dahlman as the complete county reports
ire received. "
Nebraska's two senators will be called
Into the speaking campaign of the repub
lican party. 1
Former Senator John M. Thurston says
in New York that the apathy of the voters
Is a sign of contentment. lMr 1
Republican Chairman Woodruff finally
decides to submit the candidacy of Gov
ernor Hughes to a primary test. rag 1
America Industries are more active as
the report of the bureau of statistics for
Julv shows. lag a
Fires on the Sierra Nevada mountains
threaten the Southern Pacific's snowsheds.
Officers attach the private car of Cop
per Magnate Greene In a legal procedure.
Drouth In Pennsylvania and Virginia is
bringing, about serious conditions.
Rawhide, Nev sustained a heavy loss
through a sweeping fire. g 1
National Grand Army of the Republic
encampment will be held next year at Salt
Dak City. "
Four thousand houses burn In a Japa
nese province. Fags 1
It U reported that Mulat Hafld troops
were defeated near Morocco. Xafe 1
Quarrel betwsen Cheyenne county farm
ers results-In death, laga 3
A Johnson county couple elopes and
causes their parents a futile chaae.
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Leon Bunnell, who was with Dr. Rus-
tln the night of his death, detained by
the police and will be held as a witness
at the lpquest. . FT 1
Mayor Dahlman declares unless Bhallen
berger. Is 2.000 or 3,000 ahead of him lie
will contest his nomination on tire ground
that populist votes were counted for him.
John L. Webster returns from Europe
and declares t hat the continent Is the
place to get away from buslneas carej.
Rev. Frank L. Loveland will Introduce
Innovation by establishing a down town
office from which t o direct his church
The capture of Napoleon III at Sedan
will be celebrated by veterans of the
Franco-Prussian war and other Saturday
and Sunday. Pag
A. L. Mohler declares Increase of busi
ness on Union Pacific will necessitate
double tracks. Pag t
Omaha Water board wins first round In
suit over water rates when Judge Kennedy
refuses to njoln proposed schedule.
Result of the ball games:
7 Pueblo vs. Omaha 6.
7 stoux City vs. Denver 1.
6 Lincoln vs. Des Moines 4.
g New York vs. Philadelphia 1.
1 Pittsburg gs. Chicago 0.
3 Boston vs. Brooklyn 2.
4 St. Louis vs. Detroit 2.
5 Chlcaao v. Cleveland 2.
10-7 Boston vs. Philadelphia 1-1.
8 Washington vs. New York 0.
Indianapolis vs. Columbus 4.
12 Milwaukee vs. St. Paul 8.
6 Louisville v. Toledo 1.
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Live stock markets. Pag 13
Grain market. 9f 11
Stock and bond. Pag 13
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POLICE SCOUT ROBBERY YARN
Work I SHU In Proa-res on
bnt Arrests May Be
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Kept- 4.-No ar
rests are likely in the Robert shooting
esse for at least two or three days, ac
cording to a statement given out by Chief
Woodruff. Woodruff repeated his asser
tion that the shooting was not the result of
an attempted holdup. Ths condition of Mr.
Robert I much Improved today, accord
ing to hi physician.
HAFID'S FORCES MEET DEFEAT
Tribesmen Insist H Ha inatered Re
verses ,sr Morocco
TANGIER. Sept. 4. Natlv report Insist
upon the magnitude of the defeat Inflicted
upon ths force of Mulal Hafld by Mtougui
on August 30 at a point thre hours outsld
Morocco City. Ths brother of Glaoui. on
of Mulal Hafld's lieulenanta, is reported
to hav been killed. Hafld'a army is aald
to hav dispersed and Morocco City la at
ths mercy of Mtougui.
atolll Una Rockford Cava.
(ROME, Sept. 4. Cardinal Bstolll ha been
mad reporter of tb esse for ths appoint
ment of Bishop Muldooo of Chicago to ths
Lpost of bishop of Rockford, ,
In a fit of Jealousy because she was
bout to marry another man Van Ooodell
an employe of the Water company at Flor
ence, shot snd killed Edna Kennett of
Lincoln, cheeking clerk at the Hotel Loyal,
snd then turned his gun on himself, Inflict
ing a wound from which he will recover.
The murder happened at 6:10 yesterday
afternoon In front of a boarding house run
by Mrs. Hefting at 314 North Fifteenth
street, and was witnessed by Mrs. Hefting
and ore or two other people. A large num
ber of people were passing at the time
and a crowd soon collected. Ooodell Is said
to have murdered his victim because she
wss about to wed William Wltte. a painter,
who lives at 3001 Franklin street.
Mrs. Hefting says that Ooodell came to
see Miss Kennett .about a week ago, and
that when he came again Friday evening
she said to Miss Kennett, "Here's that man
that was hero last week," and soon after
that the shooting occurred.
The first shot wss fired when Goodell
was at some distance from the woman, but
he grabbed her and held her while firing
two more. One bullet penetrated her brain
and one entered the left arm and came out
at the breast. Ooodell then Inflicted a flesh
wound upon himself, the bullet grazing this
forehead over the eye.
Goodell Trie to Escape.
Both were hurried to the Omaha General
hospital, where Miss Kennett died at about
7:20 o'clock. Police Surgeons Harris and
Smith are In charge of the man and say
that he will live. He attempted to escape
soon sfter rrlvlng at the hospital, wss
put In a straight Jacket and strapped to the
Assistant Coroner Hulse took charge of
the body of the woman. It was planned to
lock Goodell up at the pollco station for
safe keeping, as his condition Is not serious
and It Is feared that he might escape from
The young victim of Goodell's Jealousy
was an employe at the Loyal hotel, where
she had been working as a checking clerk
for a week or two. She Is SHld to have lived
on a farm near Lincoln, while another repoxt
gives her address as 2024 Q street, Lincoln.
Goodell Is said to bys an employe of the
water works company at Flcrence and has
friends living there.
The police have been on the lookout for
William Wltte, MJss Kennett's fiance, since
they learned his Identity, but he cannot be
located at his home on Franklin street, nor
ha he appeared at the coroner' nor asked
asked concerning Miss Kennett's death.
He will be taken Into custody and exam
ined as soon a he can be found.
A brother of Wltte wa found and taken
to the hospital. He said he had never seen
Goodell before, and although he knew of
fiis brother' engagement to the dead
woman, he did hot know enough of her
life to tell anything of her relations with
After Goodell regained consciousness,
hdrtiy .after '. o'clock, h talked .continu
ally of the woman whom-he killed. He
asked where she was and when told she
wa lupatalra In bed, although she was al
ready dead, he was still unsatisfied and
continually asked to be taken to her. Very
little concerning the man could be learned
from his talk, as It was partly Incoherent
and consisted mostly of his calls for Miss
Kennett. At no time dM he say anything
to Indicate that he felt any remorse.
Goodell Had Threatened Girl.
Before the dead girl had Jilted Boodell,
during the tlmo he kept company with
her last winter, he had made continual
threats against her life, according to a
story told to the police by Mrs. L. 8.
Wolfe. 413 North Eighteenth street, who
was a companion of the girl at that time.
Last sprtn gth couple, Goodell and the
girl attended a dance, and because she
danced with another man Goodell lay In
wait for him at Sixteenth and Capitol
avenue and cut him several times. Goodell
wa later captured In Florence by De
tective Pattullo, but escaped sentenca
owing to lack of prosecution.
Goodell wa taken to the police station
from the hospital at 8:45 Friday night
and was still under the Influence of
liquor and appeared somewhat dated.
Later Mrs. Wolf wa allowed to seo
him as he lay o na cot In a cell. She
remarked: "Well, you fixed her at last,
Ooodell removed hi hand from hi
eye and remarked to Sergeant Hayes,
who stood nearby: "Take that woman out
H wa visited by Police Surgeon Har
ris a few moments later and apparently
wa Just beginning to realise the enormity
of his crime, commencing to ahed tears,
he cried in response to a question as to
why he shot the girl: "I don't remember
anything about it; I hav been craxy
drunk for four day and did not know I
hot at her o rwhy I shot" His state
ment, however, 1 offset by hi clevor
ruse In feigning unconsciousness on the
road to the hospital and his attempted
The charge of murder was put opposite
his nam on the Jail record.
LIGHT ON FREMONT MYSTERY
Loals Btrnthaunn Arrested in Chicago
Charged with Kaalkner Marder
Two Years Ago.
CHICAGO. Sept. 4-Louls . Strathman,
who was arrested here Tuesday, wa taken
to Fremont. Neb., today by Sheriff A
Bauman. Strathman, It i claimed by the
police, 1 wanted for the murder of Marcel
lus Faulkner, which occurred December 31,
1906, in a ravin near Blood's farm near
The prisoner denies having had any
part In the murder, but admits that
he wss In Cedar , Bluff, Neb., about
twenty mile from ths scene, when
the body was found. Strathman' wife and
her mother, Mrs. Emma Rudolph, ar said
to hav given the police Information which
tends to show Strathman was In Fremont
when the , erlms was committee. Ths
women were taken witn Strathman ton
Fremont for further examination.
FIX MINIMUM SELLING PRICE
Farmers' Vnlon Agree los Fig-are,
Which Will Be Guarded froaa
FORT WORTH. Vox., 8-t. 4.-A secret
minimum selling pries hs been settled on
by th selling committee of th National
Farmers' union. This price 'is being
guarded earnestly and no on outsld the
union U to know what It la.
The crops notify Mr. Farmer
From the Minneapolis Journal.
BUNNELL WOMAN IS IN JAIL
Will Be Held as Witness at the Rus
tin Inquest Tuesday.
TELLS OF TUESDAY NIGHT AFFAIR
Pallbearers for the Fnnral SatWrdar
Ara Selected and -. Relative . .
Are Coming from the
Chief Donahue Friday afternoon ordered
that Miss Leona Bunnell, or Mrs. Rice,
be taken Into custody by the police and
held at the station until after the Inquest
over Dr. Frederick Rustln Tuesday at 9
a. m. She was Immediately placed In ths
woman's department at the city Jail and
will remain there and go on th witness
stand at ,he Inquest. No charge will be
preferred against her for the present or
complaint filed now, If at all.
This woman has acknowledged over her
signature that she walked with Dr. Rustln
from Sixteenth and Farnam to Thirty-eighth
and Farnam streets Tuesday night, leaving
him at the corner of Thirty-eighth and
Farnam streets after exacting a promise
from him to return to her if he could or
telephone her if he could not.
She took the street car, she says, and
returned downtown and, receiving no tele
phono call from the doctor, called up hi
residence mors than one. But sho cnuld
get no answer, she says, and gave It up.
The hour this woman and Dr. Rustl:i
parted at Thirty-eighth and Farnam cor
responds with the hour the doctor was se-n
at Fortieth and Farnam going down to
his home at 4106 Farnam some time after
midnight. The neighbors were aroused by
the bullet shot about 3 o'clock.
Chief Donahue was anxious that the
matter of the Bunnell woman's relation be
kept concealed until the tlirw of the in
quest for certain reasons which seemed to
him good and useful.
The funeral of Dr. Rustln will ba held
from All . Saints church. Twenty-sixth
street and Dewey avenue, Saturday after
noon at S o'clock and Interment will be In
Forest Lawn cemetery. The following are
the pallbearers: Victor B. Caldwell, F. E.
Cox of Council Bluffs, L. L. Kountxe,
Henry T. Clarke, Jr.. W. W. Hoagland,
Randall K. Brown, Carl E. Balbach. Dr.
John P. Lord, Dr. C. W. Pollard and Dr.
B. A. McDermott.
Mrs. J. H. Mclntoah, sister of Dr. Rustln,
and Mrs. Howe, mother of Mrs. Rustln,
arrived last evening from New York and
THOMPSON ON HIS WAY HOME
Nebraska Diplomat Returns to N'c
braaka to Get a Little
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. ept. 4.-Dnv!d E.
ThomDson. United States ambassador to
Mexico, accompanied by his wife, passed
through here In his private car today on
the way to his home In Lincoln, Neb. A
motor car collision two weeks ago. In which
his left wrist was broken and a nervous
strain due to living in a high altitude, were
reason Mr. Thompson gave for taking
The political situation in Nebraska, which
conters around Lincoln, has nothing to do
with his return, the ambasssdor said.
FOUR THOUSAND HOUSES BURN
severe Los Caused by Flames In One
of th Northern Province
TOKIO, Sept. 4. Dispatch from the city
of Nilgata in th Ichlgo provinces, ltd) miles
northwest of this city, tell of a fire which
oocurred yesterday in which 4.000 housea
were , destroyed by the flames. Fearful
scene of destitution and sufferings ar re
ported a a result of th disaster, ard the
government 1 rendering every possible as
sistance to the Inhabitant. of tea stricken
AN IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION.
thaj he is the whole thing and bound
CUMMINS THE CAUCUS NOMINEE
Most of Standpat Member of the
Legislator Refuse to Participate
, . In the Proceedings.
DES MOINES. Ia., Sept. 4.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The republican caucus this after
noon selected Governor Cummins as the
party candidate for senator for the short
term by an almost unanimous vote, there
being fifty-nine of the 110 republicans pres
nt and participating. When- the roll was
called K became evident that the threat
mad lit the morning that the standpatters
would refuse to go Into caucus had been,
made 8ood In' part. ' There wore four pres
ent who might have been expected to keep
away. Of these . Senator Seeley explained
hi position and aald he could not con
scientiously take part In a republican sen
atorial caucus, and Representative Ham
bleton of Mahaska said the same. The
latter also said if the caucus acted he
would retire from tho ticket In nls county
and might resign from the legislature.
Both withdrew. Senators Saunders and
Bruce remained. The former, at the. proper
time, moved to have the caucus defer action
until after the election, so as not to inter
fere with the success of the ticket. Bruce
moved to postpone until after the passige
of the primary bill. Both motions were
defeated, the latter receiving no voUs und
the former five.
A vote by ballot was taken for republ'can
candidate for senator, and Governor
Cummins received fifty-eight votes to one
for congressman Hansen. Cumins wa de
clared the party nominee. Speaker Ken
dall explained his position, saying he had
been opposed to disposing of the senatorial
matter at this time, but he was a repub
lican and willing to bow to the will of the
majority in his party and he had cast hi
ballot for Cgiiimlns There was the utmost
good feeling at the caucus and litt3
speech muking. It Is predicted that next
week many of those who hava bolted thb
caucus will accept the result
Governor Cummins at the close of tho
meeting, declared himself well pleased with
the result of caucus. "It Is evident to me,"
he declared,- "that my friend want me to
make the race and I am in the hands of
RAWHIDE, NEVIS ON FIRE
Whole Town Doomed from Bins
that Spread Rapidly No
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4.-Word reached
here that the town of Rawhide, Nev., Is
burning. The Western Union Telegraphic
office has burned and wire communication
Is Interrupted. No details have been re
ceived, but the fire Is reported as serious.
Rawhide is a mining town of about 2,5
Inhabitants In th southern part of th
RENO, Nev., Sept. 4. Accordiug to a
brief message received In Rono this morn
ing the mining camp of Rawhide is on fire
and the whole town is loomed. At 10
o'clock a final messsge wa sent out from
the Western Union office:
"Our building Is burning and wo are
tearing out tho Instruments."
The fire started in a drug store on main
Street. This store was several blocks from
th Western Union building, Indicating
that a considerable area tod already been
burned. The town Is practically without
fire fighting facilities.
The loss will approximate STF.0,000. Three
thousand people are made homeless and are
without food. There Is much suffering.
Telegraphic communication with Rawhide
was restored shortly before 1 o'clock.
EXTRA SESSION IN INDIANA
Governor Unnly Issue Call to Con
alder Option nnd Night
INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. t.-Governor
Hanly this afternoon Issued a call for an
extra session of th Indiana legislature to
meet In Indianapolis September IS. The
county local option law and a plan to give
the governor extra power to deal with
night rider troublea In southern Indiana
tsr among, th matter to be considered.
to poll the dollars this fall.
STATE .FAIR A BIG SUCCESS
Attendance and Exhibits Both Exceed
Any Previous Year.
BRYAN SPEAKS ON CLOSING DAY
Starts with Dec la ration He Would Mot i
Talk Politics and Then Makea
an Indirect Appeal for
" LINCOLN1, Sept. 4. (Speclal.)-Nebra'k'
fortieth annual fair, the greatest ever held
In the state, both In point of attendance,
In exhibits, In Interest and rual enjoyment,
closed this afternoon at 5 o'clock. The
morning was devoted to a parade of the
prize winning live stock and Llberattl band
concert, and the afternoon to a speech by
William J. Bryan, dedicating the new audi
torium and to another band concert.
Mr. Bryan was given a most cordial re
ception when he entered the auditorium,
and during the delivery of his speech. In
beginning he announced that It had ben
published that he Intended to talk politics,
but he said this Is no time nor place tor
politics. Then he sailed In and delivered
one of the most artistic appeals to the
fanners of Nebraska for votes ever heard
on a similar occasion. Under the gulxe of
talking nonpolltlcally, he complimented the
the builders of the hall, the music and
most everything else and urged the farmers
to educule themselves so that they could
mange the affairs of government. He told
them they were paying too . great a part
of the public' expense and lie gave the In
ference that with his own election would
Mr. Bryan did not tell the farmers that
they themselves were tn' control of the
state government and of the republican
party. He did not tell them that Nebraska
ha a farmer governor, a farmer avcretary
of stule, a fanner stite treasurer, u
farmer sitae auditor, a railway commis
sion composed of three members each of
whom owns a faun and who deal in live
stock. He did not tell the farmers that
Nebraska's republican state superintend
ent grew to manhood on a farm; Its at
torney general was a farmer boy, and so
did its republican land commissioner. He
did not tell them the majority of the re
publican legislature Is composed of farmers.
Mr. Bryan did not tell his farmer audi
ence that the republican party believes the
farmer is sufficiently educated now to
manage the state government or any other
government. He gave the farmer no rea
son why he should this year repudiate his
own republican party.
The presidential candidate was In fine
form and the immense crowd enjoyed to
the utmost his eloquence, whether they
agreed with his statements or not.
During the wevk The state house has been
pracikully closed so far as business was
concerned and evehy one Joined In paying
tribute to the greatest agricultural exhibit
In the west. The people of Lincoln at
tended in great numbers and the atale
generally sent In large crowds.
The crowd yesterday Increased the total
attendance H.OuO In excess of the five days
last year, so the attendance today Is clear
for the management.
The following counties won prizes In the
eastern and western sections for collective
Washington, 1,205.1; Pawnee, 1,188.5;. Doug
las, ,t5.4; Nemaha, &5U.3; Saline, km; Lan
caster, 4Ni.; butler, 4tii.i.
Western section: Ked Willow, S86.S;
Frontier, 6SK.6; Brown, 664.4; Deuel,
Federal Tonuses Tax.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.-The navigation
bureau today announced that the . total
tonnage taxes collected during the last
fiscal year amounted to S1.076.S72, the larg
est In any year since 1884. Brltlsn vessels
paid SCJV.664, Oerman 145,SC0. American
182,680, and vessels of other nationalities
the remainder. The port of New York col
lected 28 per cent of the total tonnage tax.
Harrlntaa Hoad Bay Cars.
JOHNSTOWN. Pa., bent. 4 -It Is reported
th Harrlman Interests have closed a con
tract with the Cambria blstl company tor
Sou gtscl gondola car.
SPEAKERS' BUREAU IS BUSY
Tours Rein? Arranged for Sherman,
Wilson, Root and Straus.
NEBRASKA SENATORS ON LIST
Burkett and Brown Arc to Make
Addrraacs Vnder Aunlira of in
tlonnl Committer- Taft Plan
INDIAN.VrOLlS. Sept. 4 Following
out his policy of consulting with republi
can leaders of former campaigns when
ever the opportunity offers. Chairman
Frank H. Hitchcock of the republican na
tional committee arrived here at 6 p. in.
for a conference with Vice president Fair
banks. Ho erint about an hour at Mr.
Fairbanks' home and then started for
Detroit, where lie will take the boat to
morrow for Middle Has.i Island fur a
conference with Mr. Taft.
At the railway station here Mr. Hitch
cock was met by George Lockwood, sec
retary to the vice president; Secretary
of State Fred Sims, who Is the acting
chairman of the ststo committee; Vlea
Chairman George Dinwiddle and Seore-.
tary Carl KldOiek of the state commit
tee. He was escorted in an autnmobllo
to the home of Mr. Fairbanks, where hn
found the vice president awaiting him.
There were a large number of subject
considered between Mr. Hitchcock and
Mr. Fairbanks, but the chief question
discussed was t he tour of the country
the vice president Is to make. It Is ex
pected that the vice president's speaking
trip will cover practically all of the coun
try and CHpeclully will lie be used in tho
territory where ho malo addresses during
the campaign four years ago.
The directors of the speakers' bureau
of the national committee have In con
templation the question of sending a
number of prominent speakers with Mr.
Fairbanks und giving them a special
train or car for an extended tour. It
lias not been determined to adopt this
suggestion, but the question will be taken
up by Mr. Hitchcock as soon as he reaches
New York. If made, the trip will begin
soon after October 1 and will occupy two
weeks or more.
.NEBRASKA SENATORS WILL TALK
Uorkctt and Brown Called Into Xaw
CHICAGO, Sept. 4. Frank H. Hitchcock,
chairman of the republican national com
mittee, left Chicago today for Indianapolis,
where he wll confer with Vice President
Fairbanks concerning details of the Im-
portant speaking part the latter Is to takt
In the republican campaign. Mr. Hitch
cock will leave Indianapolis tonight foi
Toledo and tomorrow will confer with Mr,
Great satisfaction Is felt at republican
headquarters because of Mr. Taft's deci
sion to make a number of brief speechee
on his trip from Sandusky to Cincinnati ott
Tuesday. It Is generally believed that this
trip will be the start of a number of.
speaking tours by tho republican ires, den- ,
tlal candidate, although no arrangements
have been made as yet for him to leave
Cincinnati during the campaign. The de
mand for his presence in sevtral s ates i
so Insistent that it Is felt here that Mr.
Taft should take a speaking part In ths
campaign work during tne month of Octo
ber. That is one of the questions which
will be considered between Mr. Taft and
Men of national reputation are being
selected by the republican national commit
tee lor the campulgn and while the definite
outline of the several ieakers' Itinerary
is Incomplete, announcement was made to
day by Senator Dixon, head of the western
speakers' bureau, Diet oratorical heavy
guns would soon be on the firing lino In the
western division. James S. Sherman, vice
presidential nominee, will actively take the
field and Secretaries Kllhu Root, Nathan
Straus and Wilson will also address meet
ing. A northwestern Itinerary Is being ar
ranged for Senator Beverldge and other
senators llRted are Senators Foraker, Dol
llver, IaFollette. Burkett, Bradley of
Kentucky and Brown of Nebraska and
Their efforts will be seconded by Vtc
President Fairbanks, Speaker Cannon,
Governor Hoch of Kansas and William
Alden Smith. Additions will be mad to
this list and Senator Dixon expects th
speaking campaign to be In full swing
Secretary Hayward at the republican na
tional headquarters received word today
that B. F. O'Neill had been chosen state
chairman for Idaho, James H. Brady,
former state chairman, having been nomi
nated for governor. Information Is also
given that Moral A. Smith of Tucson, hs
been made state chairman for Arizona In
place of George A. Mauk of Globe.
TAFT BUSY OX C'OKHESPOS DKXCB
Presidential Candidate Devote Some
Time to Work.
MIDDLE BA8R, O., Sept. 4.-Judge Tft
found It necessary to devote today to his
correspondence, which has been accumu
lating. He abandoned the customary expe
dition for bass. Secretary Garfield leaves
this afternoon and Chairman Hitchcock 1
expected to be the only visitor tomorrow.
APATHY THE OX LV COXTKXTMEWT
Former Scnntor Thurston Says This 1
NEW YORK. Sept. 4. That what appear
to be apathy among the voters of the coun
try Is merely contentment with the present
administration of affairs by tho republican
party is the contention of former Senator
John M. ThurHton of Nebraska. Mr. Thurs
ton was at republican national headquar
ters here today divciiKHing the situation In
his own state snd In the c )uury at large
with the party leaders. He declared that
so far as Nebraska Is concerned there Is
nothing but certainty of republican success
"Nebraska will cast Its vote for Taft and
Sherman," said he. "It is normally re
publican state, but when wa got free stiver,
the popullatlc doctrine and bad crops it
went popullatlc, not democratic, for Ne
braska never voted that way. Now th
farmers ar prosperous xd nothing on
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