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The Omaha Daily Bee
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V()I f' XVI II NO. 80.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOKXIXG, SEPTEMBER '23, 1908 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
RUSTIN , -VUHM
TAFI TOURING WISCONSIN
The Campaign is Warming Up
KING DRAWS CROWD
Trip of Candidate Ha Effect of Unit
ing Factions in Badger State.
Physician Did Not , vV lf, Dr.
Alluring Highway of Ak-Sar-Ben
Assisted by Good Weather.
GREAT CROWDS AT ALL POINTS
C. E. DAVIS HEARING IS TART
PEOPLE SHOW CARNIVAL SPIRIT
Senator I.a Kollette Introdnrea Jndge
to Asrilrnre of Farmers at Mad
I non Kle ten Speeches
Dr. Lord Says Defendant Resembles
Man He Saw that Night.
Crowds Watch for Balloons and Wait
at Gates for Fun.
SUMMARY OF TUE DEE
Friday, September aB, 10OH.
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'I TOLD OFFICERS I SAW HIM"
Surgeon Makes This Statement, Con
tradicting Two Police.
LATTER DENY WHAT HE RELATES
T't rllmlnarr Examination of Charles
i:. Dm Is, Charged nlth lnrder
.! Ritalin, In Pol Ira
"Tba wound which caused the death of
Sr. Frederick T. Bustin waa not aelf-ln-flictod,"
said Sr. W. S. Lavender, patholo
gist and coroner' physician, selors ha
conld ba intarruptad by an objection from
tba attorneys of Cbarlaa E. Davts.
Sr. John P. Lord, who waa callad to
tha aUtatla borne and hurried weat on
Tut nun atrect, sis blocka from hla home
to that of tha wonndad physician, teetl
fUd that ha paaaed a man coming; aaat
on Tarnam at Thirty-eighth avenue; that
tba waa waa thirty feat from Mm and
attracted hla attention becauee of tha
peculiar gait of tha man. He aald tha
man waa of medium height, probably
live feat, seven lnchea, of stocky build,
with round faoa, amooth shaven, and
wearing a black hat, pulled down wall
over hla eyaa, and that from comparing
till a wan with Charlea B. Darts, whom ha
has sluce seen, the almUlarlty between
the two men la rather close.
Sr. Lord teatlfled that ha told Offlcera
Leahy and Morgan at Clarkaoa hoapltal
that ha had seen thla man.
Ctiarles K. Davis, charged with the mur
der of Dr. Frederick T. Rustin early on
the morning of September 2, appeared In
police court before Judge Crawt'oid al 10
o'clock Thursday morning for preliminary
heuiing. and aeveral Important witnesses
Air. and Mrs. Robert Archer, Dr. William
K. Lavender, Drs. J. P. Lord and Millard
I.angfeld. Anna Dlneen, maid at the Rustin
home, and the widow, Mrs. Grace How
Kustin gave their testimony The hearing
adjourned at S p. m., to begin this morn
ing Willi Mrs. Abhlo Rice on the aland.
W. F. Gurley and John W. Parish are
attorneys for the defendant, while County
Attorney English and his assistant, A. O.
Klllck, ure prosecuting Davis.
Before Attorney Uurley could Interpose
an objection Dr. William R. Lavender
stated flatly on . the witness atand that
Dr. Rustin did not kill himself-
This unexpected atatement caused the
attorneys for the defense -plainly to Indi
cate that they were startkd but It waa
no use. The teatlmony was In, the opinion
expressed and with that accomplished
County Attorney' Kngllah poured" hxtr n
dozen questions at Dr. Lavender that he
might have an opportunity to support his
Convinced ot Thla Theory.
"When I started to perform the autopsy
on Dr. Rustin I was under the Impression
(hat Or. Rustin had committed suicide. 1
believed that ho did. but as 1 followed the
course of the bullet and found It lying
unmarked agalnBt the spinal column with
out being Imbedded In the bone I became
convinced that the wound waa not self
inflicted." Asked if he made the examination and
took Into account all tho condltlone and
circumstances which would tend to show
tlmt It waa possible for Dr. Rustin to have
Inflicted the wound himself, Dr. Lavender
I iiink evervthlna into account, tho
course of the bullet, the clothing, tissue fat
and thin part of the liver which the bullet
County Attorney English Is proceeding on
the assumption that Dr. Frederick T. Rus
tin was murdered and much of the testi
mony given at the coroner's inquest, tliere
f.ue, which might tend to show that the
phys'.i 'ui. took his own life will be elimi
nated. i.r. Lavender's answer was unex
pected. When Charles E. Davis entered the court
room u few mlnutia before 10 o'clock ha
wns with a driver und the two stood In
the back part of the court loom against
II ic wall and among a n.oie of sp ctalor.
Little did ai.y of those standing uli;lig lliu
wail or those In Lie court room wiio did
nut know him personally, suspect that he
waa the man charged with first degree
- Looked I.Ike a Spectator.
The fact tiul no one knew Davts was the
man wio" is the central figure In tho mur
d r mystery w as shown by the look of un
concern on his face as he stood In the rear
of the room watching people gather to
hear the testimony. He looked like an
idler who wus passing by, and, seeing
tiier people going up the steps Into the
police court room, followed to get a bit of
the latest police news.
No changj In Davis' demeanor or no look
of concern or even Interest In the case
was apparent during the enure .proceed
ings of the morning, and when he moved
Ms chair to allow Mrs. Rustin to pass
and latci got up to allow her to leave the
witness stand he did it without looking
at her and seated himself again behind
Attoit.cy (Juiiey and looked out of the win
dows. Fred H. Duvls. vice president of the First
National bunk, an J Latham Duvl.-t, wealthy
brotheta of the man churged with killing
Dr. Ruatln. went to the court room to
gether and were given seals immediately
behind their brother and Attorneys Uurley
ami I'aiisli. They showed their deep In
terest in the case and andied when Mrs.
Rob it Archer testified to seeing a
walking west on Furnam street a few j labor leaders had been frequently followed
minutes after htarlng the allot which kill, d by detectives employed by James W. Van
Dr. Rustin, and described the man as ' Cleave, president of the National Uanufuc
"about the alxe of Assistant Attorney A. I turers' association. He also said an emla
11. Klllck." KlU-k la much taller than ! sary of Mr. VanChave named Brodi-nburg
Charlea K. l)av and the description given ! had offered him a brltx at a meeting in
Ly the Archer woman was satisfying to New York to desert the cause of lubor and
Davis and his frienda. put the manufacturers' association In pos-
Rlany Am a meats Couilaa;.
The county attorney and Mr. Gurley will
kave many arguments over the introduc
tion of testimony. In fact the hearing had i
ot progressed more than an hour when tha
attorneys agreed to argue later whether
to admll Mra Ruatln'a answer to the ques
tion asked by tun county attorney, "Whut
did Dr, Rustlji say to you when you asked
him what the matter waa there on the
porch where you found him?"
Mr. Gurley was on his feet before the
question was asked and bad warned Mrs.
(Continued 00 Second Tage.)
FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL Bl.l'FFS AND
l I N IT Y Sl.uwrrs and cooler Friday.
FK NEBRASKA Showers and cooler
FOR lOWA-Partly cloudy with probably
showers Friday; cooler In northwest por
icmprrsture nt Omaha yesterday:
Senator LaFollette. In Introducing Judge
Taft at MndUon. pledges his support to
him and says that Wisconsin will give
him a magnificent majority. The presi
dential candidate continues his tour and
draws thousands of people wherever he
stops. . Tf e X
W. J. Bryan makes a trip through Ohio,
finishing the, trip of the day at Cincin
National Chairman Hitchcock, from fig-
urges compiled by Secretary Hayward of
tho national republican committee, makes
claims concerning a number of western
states. Page 1
Democratic national committeemen de
mand the removal of Governor Haskell
from the treasurershlp of the party.
Governor Haskell makes a long reply to i
W. R. Hearst on democratic Issues, but
says nothing about the Monnett affair.
Samuel Gompers claimed In the hear-'
Ing In which he Is appearing that Mr.
Van Cleave hired detectives to track him
and also at one time wanted to bribe him
to divulge the secrets of the laboring men.
Minister Wu Ting-fang will be re
lieved In November. Pag 1
Frank Shercliffe, notorious diamond rob
ber, Jumped from a train at Canon City
just as he waa about to be taken to the
penitentiary for a term of twenty-five
years. Page 1
Train on the 'Frisco road runs over a
bank at Carthage, Mo., and a number are
injured. Page a
A submarine 'earthquake off tha coast
of Mexico nearly causes tha wreck of a
ship. Page 1
King Ak-Rar-Ben XIV is proud of the fact
that something Is given for money when
people bring It Into his store house, and
from Thursday evening's crowd It Is ap
parent the people are satisfied. Page 1
Registrars to serve in fifty-four regis
tration booths appointed by city council
In special session Thursday morning, the
terms of office of the new officials be
ginning yesterday. Page 4
Dr. William R. Lavender, coroner's phy
sician, makes flat statement at the hear
ing of Charles K. Davis, charged with the
murder of Dr. Rustin, that the physician
did not meet his death at his own hand.
Textile American, an authority on the
wool and cotton business, pays Omaha a
high tribute as a wool market and says
the warehouses In this city have passed
the experimental stage. Pag 4
COMTaTICUL aHS XXTBUSTBIAL.
Live stock markets. Paget
Grain markets. Paget
Stocks and bonds. Page t
Results of the ball games:
6 New York va. Chicago 0.
6 liltaburg vs. Brooklyn 1.
5 Philadelphia va. Cincinnati 0.
I Washington vs. Cleveland 1.
1 New York vs. Chicago 0.
3 St. Louis vs. Boston 0.
4 Diiladelhla vs. Detroit 4.
MOVEMENTS OP OCEAN STEAM SKIPS,
Port. Arrived. Ballad.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Captain (,'lark. Paymaster, Ordered
from Omahn to Kansaa City
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. (Special Tole-
8"m.)-Captaln William F. Clark, pay
master. Is relieved from duty In Omaha
and will proceed to Kansas City for duty.
Rural carriers appointed for Nebraska:
Concord, route No. 1, Allen Nichols, car
rier; Katherlne Nichols, substitute; for
South Dakota: Montrose, route No. 1,
James H. Doniian, carrier; John Mullay,
On the recommendation of ConRie"man
Hull, Dr. M. L. Hopper has been appoint d
pension examing surgeon at Indlanolu, la .
vice Emmet Fortetfield. deceared.
GOMPERS CHARGES BRIBERY
l.nbor Leader Accuaes Rmlsanry
tan Cleave of ICITort to
WASHINGTON, 8 -pt. ;'!. Samuel Gnm
pers, president of the American Federa
tion of I.abor, In the lubor contempt hear-
I Ing here, today testified that he and other
anion of ita secrets.
WATER BAG WORSE THAN WAR
Captain Kdwla G. Davis Aaka for He.
tlremeat Due ot Hoaaltal
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. JU.-ln an ap
plication for retirement. Captain Edwin Q
Pavls, commanding the Sixty-first Coast
artillery, declares himself disabled by the
application of hot water hags to an ankle
that was severely oruieeo. in me ri.iuppinss.
The scalding heat, it is aald. 'njuied the
tissues of his foo.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Sept. 24-(Speclal
Telegram.) If W isconsin ever was a doubt,
ful state In the approaching election that
doubt has been dispelled. Democratic hopes,
high a week ago, are floundering In a
slough of despondency. Conservative dem
ocrats admit that republican success Is now
assured and that an old-time republican
majority for Taft and Sherman la probable.
1 William H. Taft, whose triumphal march
through the counties of southern Wiscon
sin today has been a political sensation in
the magnitude and enthusiasm of his aud
iences, is the pacificator who has welded to
gether factions of the republican party. For
a doaen years the stalwarts and half breeds,
known also as the La Follette men and
anti-La Follette men, have been In a po
litical feud, which for bitterness and per
sistency probably has no equal In the na
tion. The democrats, taking advantage of
the defeat by the Chicago convention of
the platform planks proposed by La Fol
lette, were preparing to make a strong bid
for the votes of the supporters of the Wis
consin senator. Mr. Taft has accomplished
more than his most sanguine friends hoped
he "could accomplish. He has Ironed out
all the 111 feeling against the republican
ticket and tonight both stalwarts and half
breeds are cheering themselves hoarse for
the national ticket. But the belief Is ex
pressed that Taft'a conquest of Wisconsin
will extend far beyond state lines, and
mean that tho radical republicans of the
west who regarded La Follette as their
champion will follow his leadership and
give their active support to the repub
I.a Follette Introdnrea Taft.
In Introducing Mr. Taft to the great audi
ence of farmers which filled the university
gymnasium at Madison, Senator La Fol-
lette, In unqualified language declared It aa
his conviction that Mr. Taft was "prog
ressive In principle and a man whose long
life In the public service Is distinguished
for its marked ability, its wisdom. Its inttg
rlty, and Its patriotism."
Tills eulogy of the republican candidate
brought prolonged choers, for it waa notice
able to the La Follette men of tha party
that Taft Is to bo preferred over. Bryan.
Last week Senator Gore of Oklahoma, In a
speaking campaign In Wisconsin, expressed
the view that Senator La Follette would
not be offended If his friends cat their lot
with Mr. Bryan. There is no doubt that
this was the information peddled1 at demo
cratic national headquarters w,here the
hope was genuine that a defection ot the
ultra La Follette men made It possible that
Bryan would carry Wisconsin.
Addresses Sixty Thoaaand
. Wisconsin has turned out unpreredentedly
strong to greet Taft in the eluven stops
made in tho Badger state. The former sec'
retary of war addressed audiences aggre
gating nearly 60,0(10 people. In many places
the schools and factories were closed to
permit tho children and the worklngmen
to attend the Taft meetings. At Wauke
sha a democratic mayor acted as master
of ceremonies. The genial good humor of
Taft, his witty allusions to his bad voice
his forceful presentation of his views on
the tariff and labor questions and his will
ingness to meet the Issues squarely and
without evasion won for him the approval
of every audience to which he was pro
The state candidates who accompanied
the Taft party through the state were
pleased with what Mr. Taft had to say In
Milwaukee tonight. Both republican fac
tions were represented by large parties
throughout the trip.
Senator La Follette and Governor David
son Joined the party at Madison. National
Committeeman A. T. Rogers met the Taft
train when It crossed the state line at Be
loit, and stayed all day. Representatives
Cooper, Nelson, Stafford and Cary were
guests during part of the Journey. At Mad
ison State Chairman Edmona came aboard
with the state officials and a dozen legis
lative candidates, and made the trip
through Racine and Milwaukee counties.
"I am hoarse, but happy," said Judge
Taft tonight, "for republican doubt Is a
thing of the past If all the doubtful states
are no more doubtful than Wisconsin, I am
Parly Leaves Chicago.
CHICAGO. Sept. 24-Weaiing a straw
hst and an overcoat. William H. Taft, re
publican presidential nominee, left Chi
cago at midnight on the Chicago & North
western railroad for the scenes of the sec
ond day of the present campaign expedi
tion Into the north and central western
states. Somewhat fatiarued after a hnv
day and evening, Mr. Taft was, neverthe
less, happy and well, and he fell Into a
sound sleep before the train was outside
the city limits.
Mr. Taft arrived at Belolt, Wis., at 8:30
o'clock today and addressed students of
Belolt college and citizens of the town.
Flve-mlnute speeches are to be made at
Janesvllle and at Eva-nsvllle, Wis., during
the forenoon on the way to Madison, where
the presidential candidate Is due to arrive
at 11 o'clock.
The presidential candidate Is scheduled
to remain In the Wisconsin capital for
ninety minutes. From Madison Mr. Taft's
train will head for Milwaukee. On the way
to the metropolis of the Badger state the
train will stay for five minutes at Wauke
sha and for twenty minutes at West Allls,
where are situated the shops of the Allis
Chalmers company. Five minutes will also
be spent at Racine. It Is planned to land
Mr. Taft at 4:4S o'clock this evening, so
that he will have time for rest before hla
Governor A. B. Cummins of Iowa Joined
the Taft party last night, so as to be with
th republican nominee during the latter's
trip through Iowa on Friday.
Sleeps la Cornfield,
FEIXIT. Wis., Sept. I4.-After a refresh
ing sleep in a Wisconsin cornfield, where
the Taft special stopped for several hours
last night. Candidate Taft waa nut on the
rear platform of hla car at 7:3o o'clock this
I morning, responding to the demands of
Caledonl, III., for a speech. In a few words
of good cheer spoken by the candidate, It
was demonstrated that Dr. J. J. Richard
son, tha Washington throat specialist, wou'd
have work to do. Otherwise than hoarse
ness. Mr. Taft declared himself to be in
fine fettle. "I never enjoyed making a
epeech more than I did last night in Chi
cSRO," he remarked. "I said exactly what
over i.unO persons gathered at the North
j (Continued on Eighth Page f
From the Chicago Tribune.
FIRST CANVASS OF THE WEST
National Chairman Hjtchcock An
nounces Result of Work.
FIGURES GIVEN BY HAYWARD
WaahlnKtnn, Orcnon, Cnllfornln, Wyo
ming, 4'olorailo and Idaho
Will Be Safe for
CHICAGO. Sept. :4. Returns from the
first canvass of the west made under a
system Inaugurated by Chairman Hitch
cock and Secretary Hayward of th te-
publican national committee Indicate ac
cording to statements mado at ropubll-an
headquarters today that Washington, Ore
gon, California. Wyoming, Colorado and
Idaho will be carried by Taft and Sher
man. The state chairmen In reporting to
tho national committee, give estimates of
pluralities, but they were not made public
by Chairman Hitchcock. The returns frcm
Montana are less encouraging and predict
that the contest there will be very elope.
The Nevada report is the only one that
favors Bryan, and the republican mana
gers hope to tuin the tide before eleeilon
Chairman Hitchcock was asckfd today
what steps he was taking to counteract the
work being done In organized labor circle
by Samuel Gompers. He replied that lu
did not consider that It would he wise t.
discuss that phase of the situation at pres
ent. "Are you conducting a labor bureau at
either of the headquarters?" he was nsked.
"Well, not with a sign on the door,"
was the reply.
States Direct Labor Bureaus.
Explanation was made then that the la
bor bureaus In the various states are belnfr
directed by the managers of the stat?
campaigns, although the national mana
gers are maintalng close relations with
these bureaus. Chairman Hitchcock said
that the work performed In this manner
Is more extensive than under the syst ms
employed four years ago -and he biileved
thnt it would be more effective.
Telegrams were received by Chairman
Hitchcock today from both of the republi
can federations of West Virginia, giving
assurances thut all republicans w nild rally
to the support of Glasscock, I lie compro
mise candidate. Th leaders In the state
believe that Taft Is now sure of West Vir
ginia's electoral vote.
Mr. Hitchcock declared that from now on
the republican campaign will te carried on
with vigor and that the national committee
sees the way clear to go on un.il election
day without any halt.
Oovf rnor Cummins of Iowa visited head
quarters today on his way huine from the
east. He says that Iowa is safe for Taft.
Ha will Join the Taft special at Clinton
and journey with Taft across the state.
The Itinerary of Senator Hevt-ridge, 'which
was completed today. Includes ttois at
Chicago, September 30; Minneapolis, Oc
tober, 1; Helena. Mont., October, 3; Seattle,
October 5; San Francisco, October 8; Salt
Lake City, October 10 and Denver, Oc
Chairman Hitchcock 1-ft today for New
York, where he expects to remain for a
week or more.
WOM AN'S DF.P t RTMEXT FORM F.D
Republican Natloual Committee Au
Bounces ew Departure.
NF.W YORK. Sept. 21. The republican
national committee announced today that
a woman's department had been organized
to aid in the campaign. Mrs. J. Kills
Foster has been placed in charge. Tha
work will be under the direct supervision-
of the national committee. Later ou Mrs.
Koalvr will lake the sluiupa
U IS T(J y
i hang Men Yew, Former Consal Gen
eral at Manila. Mill Replara
PEKING. Sept. 4. Wu Ting-fang, the
present Chinese minister to Washington, Is
to be replaced in November, fils succes
sor is Cluing Men Yew, who was consul
general of the Chinese empire at Manila In
1904, and who goes to Washington with
Tang Shao Yl, special representative of
the omperor. Tang Shao Yl left Peking
today for Manila.
Chung Men Yew Is a member of the pres
ent opium commission. The change will
take place after Tang Shao Yl has been
received In Washington and will succeed
Tang Shao Yl's principal errand to Amer
ica is to thank the I'nlted States govern
ment for Its remission of a portion of the
Boxer Indemnity and to enlist American
capital In the development of northern
SHERCLIFFE JUMPS OFF TRAIN
Voted Diamond Robber lOncaprl While
Being Taken to Prison for
LF.ADVILLE, Colo., Sept. 24. Sherman
Morris, alias Frank Shercliffe, recently
convicted of the murder of John Walsh,
a Leadvllle saloon keeper, fifteen years
ago, escaped from the sheriff early this
morning while being taken to the peni
tentiary at Cunyon City to serve a twenty-
five-year sentence. Morris, while hand
1"- Jumped from a car window an the
train was approucliing Canyon City and
made good his escape. Morris was
brought here for trial from Michigan.
Witnesses came from Omaha and Hutte,
Mont., to testify as to certain admissions
of guilt he had made. Morris has a re
markable criminal record, one of hla mort
daring acts being the robbery of a dia
mond dealer, for which crime he served
sentence in lowa.
STORM SWEEPS PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Causes Loss of Life and
Property on Kamor, I.eyte
MANILA. Sept. 24. A typhoon of terrific
velocity swept through the central portion
cf the Philippine group, sweeping part of
the Island of Samar, northern Ley te, south
eastern Luzon, northern Panay, Mashate
and part of Romblon. Thi typhoon disap
peared In the China sea, moving north
west. Wires are prrstrated and available de
tails of the damage done are meager. It
it evident, however, that serious disaster
followed In the wake of the sudden storm.
A telegram from a town in Maslvate re
ports that every building In the place wus
razed with the single exception of the
postal building. A dispatch received from
Romblon says that the typhoon caused
great loss of property and that undoubtedly
many persons have been killed.
UNION PACIFIC LEADS RISE
standard Oil Interest Lead Plant and
Enormous Tranaartlona Are
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 -The stock mar
ket had a steady, buoyant closing today,
with prices of tiiio active apei ulitlve eluiks
up from S to 6 points on the day. These In
cluded the Harrimans and Hills, St. Paul,
Reading and the Copper Industrials. I'nlon
Pacific led the rise with a gain of 6 points.
The enormous transactions in that slock
were ascribed to Standard Oil forces, and
this speculative supposition decided the
tone of the whole market. The short in
terests left uncovered on the slump early In
the week were an effective factor In list
ing prices in their rush to cover. Rumors
of sensational political developments ac
companied the turn in the market.
MINISTER WU IS
DEMAND HASliELL STEP DOWN
Democtatitf ' Committeemen
Treasurer to Resign.
BRYAN NOT YET READY TO ACT
Whole Matter May Be Settled by
Presidential Candidate and a
atlonal Chairman Mack at
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 No action will be
taken by the democratic national com
mittee with reference to the charges that
has been made against Governor C. N
Haskell, pending an Investigation of the
matter, which Is now being made by Mr,
Meanwhile national committeemen here
are expressing hope that the treasurer will
resign from the committee unless he can
clear ' himself In evefy particular of the
allegations that have been made concern
It is known definitely that several na
tlonal committeemen are urging that Mr,
Haskell be removed. National Chairman
Mack said today that he had nothing to say
about the Haskell matter and that he had
received no communication from Mr.
Bryan or Governor Haskell on the subject
Mr. Mack said:
"I don't know what la going to be done
nnd I can't say whether Governor Haskell
will resign or not." 1
Nationul committeemen expressed the be
lief today that no official action would
be taken by the national committee, but
that the whole matter would be settled by
Mr. Bryan and National Chairman Mack
after the candidate had satisfied himself
of all the facts in the case. Mr. Mack
said he knew nothing of the report from
Washington that Mr. Hask"ll had tendered
his resignation and that he had Issued no
ordor calling a meeting of the national
or executive committees.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24. At democratic head
quarters In this city today Information con
cerning reports that Governor Haskell
would resign as treasurer of the national
committee was not obtainable.
HASKELL WHITES C THE ISSIES
Takes Hearst to Task, but Evades
Mutemtut on Slonuett Affair.
Gt'THRlK. Okl., Sept. 24. Governor
Charles N. Haskell, treasurer of the demo
cratic national committee, here shortly be
fore noon today Ihu.1 through the Associ
ated Press an open letter to William R.
Hearst, taking the New York editor to tark
for hia attitude In the present campaign.
Governor Haskell discusses at length the
issues of the campaign.
Governor Haskell made no reference to
Mr. Hearst's statement given out by the
Utter on Monday night with reference to
the controversy over Hearst's charges that I
Haskell had sought to Influence Attorney
General Monnett of Ohio to dismiss certain
suits pending against the Standard Oil
Governor Haskell's letter was as follows:
To William R. Hearst Sir: You claim
that there is need fur u new pulitn-al
rarty. and have sought to organise such
organization, and have formulated a plat
form. In every Instance, except one, the demoe.
racy of Oklahoma In framing the consti
tution end acts of the firm legislature's
I session have covered everything you rec
ommend In the aeciaratlon or slate princi
ples In your platform.
You also find that the Denver platform
covers them, with only two exceptions.
You will observe. Mr. Hearst, that the
progressive democracy of the southwest
actually does things while you sre devot
ing you life to simply talking about what
might be done.
I also beg to remind you that last winter
when congresa was in session, Oklahoma,
through Senator P. L. Owen In the naie.
and Hon. Poott Ferris, member of the
house of representatives st Washington.
Introduced proper resolutions providing for
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SOMETHING FOR YOUR MONEY
Slogan Adopted by King Ak-Sar-Ben
XIV All Along Line.
FIRST DAYS STAND AS PROO?
Klnst's Hlajawar Draws Laraer First
Klarht Crovrd and Has Better
Shows Than Any Prert
Wednesday . . .
King's Highway opens at 12 o'clock each
Madam Trances and aiTlng horse, 8:30
and S p. m.
Sullivan and XUraln, 3 and BiM p. m.
Balloon race and airship flight, 8 p. m.
Country Circus exhibitions hourly.
Say parade Beptsmhsr 9S.
Vlght parade September 30.
Tatt and fireworks Ootobsr 1.
Coronation hall October a.
Children's ball October 3.
Festlvnl weather, carnival spirit, alluring
decorations, bands which make people step
lively, thousands of electric lights and
coaxing spiels from the throats of a hundred
or more criers on the King's Highway, drew
the people out last evening like a big
magnet gathering fine particles of Iron
from the sands.
Between 4 and 7 o'clock a balloon ascen
sion was threatened and hundreds stood on
Eighteenth street, stretching as far north
aa California, to see the airship leave the
earth. Another crowd gathered before the
gates of. the king and before 8.80 Douglas
street was a gay scene and held a big
crowd, good natured and only waiting to
get In at the gates, or decide where tin
most fun was to be had Inside or on tin
outside for the evening. Some decided to
reserve the treat of seeing the whole show
for a later date, when everything will be
more complete, but the grounds and con
cessions got their full share.
"Something for your money."
That Is what King Ak-Sar-Ben XIV Is
In the old days, long before Ak-Sar-Ben
Introduced his new business-getting meth
ods, kings, long since passed into history or
forgot, had this motto:
"Let him take who has the power,
"And he may keep who can."
And, of course, to a certain extent this
holds good now, but when 'Ak-Sar-Ben,
through his lord high chamberlain Sam
son, announced that the broadane had been'
dulled, and the word sent out, "always
something for nothing," all Quivers sur
rendered and there Is no other king, and
he owns the earth and It's fenced.
Nothing; Savoring; ot Fnke,
The governors no longer have any
chows on midway. "The Abyssinian ground
hog" has passed away as has the "bridal
chamber," and the "For Men Only" at
traction. So every year It has been more
and more a case of something for nothing.
Someone told Samson, it was not worth
a dime to see a piece of "sausage" even
If It was funny and neither did a "leather
bridle" appear as a good likeness for a
"bridal chamber,' and neither did a "pair of
trousers" appeal to the man who paid hla
dime to see something for "Men only."
"All right," says Samson, "out they go"
and so they are out and there Is not even
an Imitation of a fake on the carnival
How well the people like Ak-Sar-Bcn
XIV and his ways is shown In the rapidly
filling city. And with their coming there
came a little note from the chief of police
to the fakirs who play on tha king's guests.
"They must not stop," said the chief and
he will enforce his orders.
There will be no street vending of worth
less but catchy stuff. As a result the 1.S00
I people wno wora un me carnival grounds
may feel free to walk the streets witlt
their well filled pockets, for the king Is a
good employer, without fear of handing
It over to a street fakir. The same offers
to the visitors.
Considerable buying was done this morn
ing by a most delightful looking bevy of
milliners who are combining business with
THREE BIG NIGHTS THIS YEAR
Electrical Pageant, Taft Day and Ball
Will Draw Their Crowds.
Instead of the fall festival having on
"big" night to attract outsiders, there will
be two "big" nights this year, or rather,
three. If the ball Is counted. The electrical
parade always attracts thousands In tha
surrounding country and will do so again
this year, for the theme of the "Golden
West" Is one which strikes home ta all the
dwellers of the Kingdom of Quivers, The
second "big" night this year Is designated
as "Taft and fireworks night." Tsft is a
drawing card wherever he appears, and now
that lie is the presidential candidate on the
republican ticket, thousands turn out to
hear him wherever he appears. He will
be In Omaha next Thursday night, Octobrel
1, and wliile the exact program of bis
speeches has not been announced, the com
mittee probably will arrange that thoua
ands will ho able to see and hear Mr. Taft.
The Ruard of Governors has also cx-n-trarted
for a display of fireworks that will
Ih- one of the wonders of the carnlva'..
The order Is already In and a large force
of workmen Is busily engaged In building
giant set-pieces and all sorts of aerial dis
plays. The fireworks display will
be given ft" m the Rosewater lot on Doug
las street, near the Seventeenth atreet en
trance, and It will be high enough that
thoueands may see. That a large crowd
Is expected for Thursday night la evidenced
by the extra preparations the railroads
are making in the way of specials Thurs
day night Into Omaha and nut of Omaha
atter the lirwuiki uu the same echedule
as It announced for the electrical parade
of Wednesday right.
JOBHEKM DO BIG FALL, TRtPS
Have Hosts of Customers, Wbe Coma
to Visit Ak.larVBen.
The Jobbers ara already doing an Im
mense Ak-8ar-len business. Every job
bing house was well filled Thursday with
buyers. The jobbers pressed Into Service
every salesman who was able ta show
goods. Tts hauls were all filling u. Aa.-
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