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VOL. XXXVI II NO. 15.
MORNING SEPTEMBER 27, 1908-EIGHT SECTIONS SIXTY-EIGHT TAGES.
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Tor Omsha. Council Bluff nd Vicinity
Sunday fiilr and continued cool.
Knr Nebraska Sunday fair, W'ltn rising
For Iowa Sunday fair and cool.
TAFT IN TWIN CITIES
Creat DamajJone in North Country
GRAND RUSH TO KING
Judge Addresses Two Great Audiences
in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Pilgrimage on low Rate Begint
Tomorrow in All Quivera.
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FLOURISHING CROPS SWEPT OFF
Heaviest Financial Loss Entailed at
RED TAPE BANE OF GOVERNMENT
Newspaper Rooms in Public Libraries
Forced to Close.
IMPERIAL CITY WILL BE MECCA
Guaranty of Deposits and Savings
To Visit Ak-Sar-Ben XIV, Faithful
Subject! Wend Their Way.
BRYAN'S SCHEME IS ANALYZED
Plausible and Sophistical Method that
' Will Fail to Secure Results.
GOOD IMPRESSION EVERYWHERE
Ainu Side of lleiinbllean Nominee
la Proving Tower of Strength
Half Million People He
aa Hcnr Hint.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Sept. 28. (Spe
cial Telegram.) With wide-open rmi
tin- Twin titles tonight gave welcome to
William it. Taft and brought to a fitting
clime his first week as a campaigner
among the people of the middle west.
Before two magnificent audiences aggre
gating more than 25,000 people the re
publican presidential candidate made
speeches that captured the hearts of the
people of St. Paul and Minneapolis. His
princ ipal speech was made tonight in the
Minneapolis auditorium, where he dis
cussed the guaranty of hank deposits
and declared Mr. Bryan's plan to be "a
plausible hut sophistical method that will
not accomplish the purpose, but ultimately
will Incrcuae . the losses from bank fail
ures." In the four day since the special left
Cincinnati - Ihe republican nominee has
been greeted by nearly 600,000 people. Ills
Hue ef march through Indiana, Illinois,
W isconsin, -Iowa and . Minnesota has
stirred the people-of those atates to an
enthusiasm far beyond the expectations
ef the republican managers. Taft has put
lira into the campaign and has become
the popular hero of the hour In the
Mississippi valley. But, more than this,!
he has poured oil on the troubled waters
of factionalism everywhere he has gone
and has left the best of feeling for the
national ticket In every state where there
Is disagreement on local Issues. par
ticular success In this repect will be
realised by Mr. Taft in Iowa and Wis
consin, which' leads Inevitably to the con
clusion that neither of the states can now
i classed as doubtful.
Twenty or thirty leading republicans, who
occupied the Taft special through Minne
sota today, united In a statement that this
state's plurality for the national ticket will
not fall below 50.000.
Mr. Taft's voice failed him before he had
been out of Cincinnati twenty-four hours,
but notwithstanding his hoarseness, he
managed to make from ten to eighteen
. Mr, Taft Enlot-s Trio, - -Aside
from his throat trouble, which la
not so bad tonight. Mr. Taft Is In (ine
shape and Is enjoying every minute of bis
trip. . Ha was ready for breakfast this
morning before most of his fellow travelers
were out of bed, and he looked aa hs said
he fell, "As fresh aa a daisy."
No matt In the Taft party Is more confi
dent of republican success than th candi
date himself. A dosen times sine leaving
Cincinnati he has informed his audiences of
his absolute faith in the certainty of his
election to the presidency. Till announce
ment. 1ms . never, failed to bring cheers.
I'roballly .the most striking feature of the
trip, niixt to the sixe and enthusiasm of the
crowdf. Is the knack shown by Judge Taft
In UUtlriK back to his audiences. The
humsrV side of the republican nominee Is a
tower (of strength, for he haa a Jest for
every Jelly joker who comments about his
(lis voice or his smile. His hsnpy
nflers puts him on terms of Intimacy
(every audience and leaves a good
In the mouth. , He seems to Inspire
good hature In every audience before which
he appear, and It Is a remarkable fact
fiot a mean-spirited remark has come
any audience since the trip began.
seeches to the working men have
IpaTtlcnlarly effective. When The re-
h "Eugene V. Debs, the man against
I am running for president," or to
rlend, Samuel Gompers. who admits
e carles the labor vote In his vest
." he never falls to brtfig a smile to
ccs of his hearers.
"I feel like a performing bear," ssld Mr.
Taft 1st Cedsr Rapids today, when the
chalrrfian of the meeting walked him
i round the platform so that everybody
11 give you the blue ribbon." railed
king man In the audience. "Thanks.
whnt I want," replied Taft, and the
cheered. "You're going to get what
ant. ell right."
ft en Ranks and BaaklnsT.
Taft, In his speech here tonight,
isn to call your attention today to a
In the republican platform and to a
in the democratic platform which In
imnortant though not controlling is
for first to tiie plank In the rt-pub-
Litfotm that recommends the sdop
' postal savings banks. The rrpub
nvenilon doubtless had in mil tl the
!rh hsd been Introduced In t'n en
i reported by the senate eofiimlt-
p.iasttge, authorising and directing
muster general to receive savings
at every money order office, and
other offices ss he may designate,
U of 11 or more, snd multiples of W
fter the first dollar." After nar-
t lie provisions of the bill, Mr. Taft
objection has been made that this
I nullum and socialism snd is Intro
the government into the banking
I cruet. The objection la without weight.
Sluijx were ssvlnga btnks In all the
tremef aa numerous and ss easy of ac
and J they are In Maasachusetts. In the
all foinalarid states snd In New ToVk. it
said that the postal savings bank
nvasion of territory properly occu-
' private enterprises, although even
ould be' pointed out that the func-
Itormed by the postsl savings banks
more comprehensive than that of
iiiy savings banks. But when It Is
I 1 iliet In only eleven of the thirty-
are there asving bank facilities.
Is known thst In the middle west.
the Rocky mountains, the average
from any poatofflce to a bank of
la thirty-three miles, and west of
kles Is fifty-five miles. It can be
Understood that the private anter-
L-s not supply the need of savings,
tilth, in order to furnish a motive
Irtvuilty for thrift 4 savings,
4MM H MM4 ftVC '
should be easy of sccess to the clsss whose
welfare It Is sought thereby to Improve.
Of the S3.SOO.nOO.O0O deposits In ssvlngs bsnks
S3 per cent is In New England. 38 per cent
In New York. 21 per cent In Pennsylvania.
Ohio. Illinois. Iowa and California, leaving
wit per cent of the total In other ststes.
"We should not deny to our people
throughout the country opportunity to
make the small deposits with the security
of the government promise to pay princi
pal and Interest. Such a system will add
greatly to the money savings of the coun
try. Fear of Banks I'nfonnded.
"The fear by any class of banks that this
would Interfere with their business the
experience In other countries hss shown to
be utterly unfounded. Where savings banks
are established, thry pay a higher rate of
interest than the government will pay for
deposits In the postal savings banks, snd
confer privileges on their depositors which
it would be impossible to grant under a
"A slgnlflcent fact In connection with the
postal savings banks of those countries
where they have been most successful is
that one-third of the depositors uf the posts)
savings bsnks abroad are miners and two
thirds of them are worklngmcn.
"The postal savings bank would perform
a most useful function In case of psnlcs.
because they are government Institutions
with the whole credit of the government
behind them, snd would attract the depos
its of those small depositors whose runs In
panic times upon the banks produce such
disastrous consequences. The deposit or
this money In government offices and the
power of the government who redeposlt
that money in the National banks In the
neighborhood, would furnish a mesns of
meeting an exigency that no other system
proposed has thus far been offered.
"This postal savings bank system, how
ever, does not meet the unqualified ap
proval of the democratic party. It has
not the vote catching quality and Involves
only the old-fashioned gradual movsment
toward better things by means of Industry
and thrift and saving.
"The party under its present leadership
must have something which offers a short
cut to reform at the cost of the honest
and the industrious. The democrstic plat
form pledgee the party to the support of a
system by which all the national banks of
the country are required to guarantee the
dapoata to the depositors In every bank, and
this guaranty Is to bo performed by a tax
unon each bank In DrODortlon to Its depos
its, the proceeds ef the tax to constitute V
fund from which the depositor of any
falling bank are t be paid; and If tha
amount .of the tax Is not sunfflclent to
raise the fund required, then It Is to be
raised by subsequent assessment on all the
banks of the country, and state banks are
to be allowed to come In and get the
benefit of the same guaranty under condi
tions to be Imposed by law. While the
democratic platform does not elsborate the
system. It is to be Inferred from the fact
that Ihe precedent In Oklahoma is relied
upon, that the provisions are to be like the
Oklahoma law, and these are as above
V Safety of Vital Import.
"No one can dispute the Importance of
making the deposits In every national bank
as aecure as possible, provided the remedy
adopted Is not Itself worse thst the evil
to be cured. The government has imposed
certain limitations upon national banks
which have already tended to reduce the
losses of depositors.
"The result has been to Introduce Into
national banks, a class of men of high
character and great business and banking
ability, and the losses In the last forty
years to depositors In national banks have
bean reduced to an average annual loss of
one-twenty-sixth of one per cent of total
deposits. If the losses, even though small,
could be avoided. It would be of great
benefit and should be brought about for
while the percentage Is small, the Individ
uals upon whom the loss falls may be
heavy sufferers. The question Is whether
we are to bring about an avoidance of this
loss by the proposed democratic remedy,
or In a more conservative and gradual
way by perfecting the examination of banks
and by rigid prosecution of all who violate
the banking laws.
"The remedy proposed by Mr. Bryan will
make the conservative banker pay for the
negligence, carelessness, lack of confluence,
or dishonesty of the falling banker. It
takes from one man without fault on his
part, money to pay for the default of an
other. That Is socialistic In the extreme,
snd so violates all equitable principles that
the remedy should be condemned for this
"To say. aa Mr. Bryan does, that the
postal savings-banks system Is more so
cialistic than this Is to give a curious defi
nition to socialism. Postal savings banks
Take no man's money to mske up for the
default Of another. It merely uses an arm
of the government which Is not and cannot
be discharged by private . enterprises.
heress the enforced guaranty plan takes
out of one man's plan engaged In the busi
ness of banking money to pay for another
man's default. This is pure socialism.
Method of Examination.
"Mr. Bryan suggests the expenses conr
nected with the examination of banka Im
poses a burden on one man for the default
of anther. There is no analogy whatever
between the reasonable requirements for
the examination of all bauks and the tak
ing out of one man's pockets money Jo
pay for the fault of another. It Is a rea
sonable imposition upon all banks that their
accounts should be examined, and that
their methods of doing business should be
constantly under public supervision, and It
la reasoning, erroneous as it is refined to
make the pro rsta coat of a general bank
examination a precedent for taking money
out of one man's pocket for another man'a
"It has been shown that In the state of
Connecticut that if this system had been
in force during the last ten years, and the
tax had been rtily one-eighth of 1 per cent
more than $4,000,000 would have been paid
out and hut 131.0") would have been received.
This Illustrates the unjust. Inequitable and
socialistic character of a compulsory sys
tem most completely. .
"New 1st us fa is tha scclsltstl and In-
BELFAST COUNCILLORS TO PAY
Fed Troops Oaring? Last Year's Biota
When They , Were Starring
Wlthoat Absolnte Ai
Dl'BUK, Sept. 26.-(SpecIal.)-What
promised to be one of the best harvest
that Irish farmers have enjoyed for many
yesrs has been ruined by tha disastrous
storms and floods which have prevailed
throughout the north and west of tha coun
try during the last week or two. Grain
that had been cut and stacked In the fields
has been swept awsy, and even large quan
tities of oats and hay In stacks have bean
blown away by tha wind. Cattle and sheep
have been drowned In large numbers and
a great many farmers have been mined.
The damage Is worst In Deny. Tyrone,
Donegal. Carlow, Roscommon and Galway.
There was a waterspout a few days ago
near lrry which filled one of the reser
voirs that supplies the town with water
and qnuscd it to burst. Fortunately the
millions of gallons of water which It con
tained were caught by another reservoir
lower down, and the, city saved from what
might have been a great disaster. As It
was all the low-lying streets were flooded
and there has been great distress among
the poorer Inhabitants. A large part of
Strabane, the chief town of County Tyrone,
has been under water and relief has been
carried to the poor In boats, which navi
gate the main atreets. The farmers along
the Finn and Mourns valleys have suf
fered great loss.
The floods were so bsd that traffic em
the Donegal and Lough Swilly railway was
entirely suspended for a whole day. In
some places the track was five feet under
Newspaper Rooms Closed.
The newspaper rooms of the Dublin pub
lic libraries have been closed and no more
shining example of the absurdity of gov
ernment red tape could be wished for than
this. The money appropriated for the
libraries fund has been exhausted, and al
though there aro substantial surpluses In
other funds, and although every member
of the corporation Is anxloua to keep the
news rooms open. It hss been found Im
possible to do so. and there Is no prospect
of relief even at the ooitmr"f the new
fh.et.cval yr, aa the law llmlu-tHs amount
to be spent on libraries to tha product of
a tax at tha rats of 2 cents In the 15. If
the corporation should vote to transfer
some of the money lying Idle In other funds
to the libraries fund the local government
lioerd. which Is a bureau of the castle
government, would step In and surchsrgc
every member who voted for the resolution,
with the result that they would have to pay
the money out of their own pockets.
Another example of the work of the
local gAvernment board has been provided
at Belfast, where the bosrd has actually
surcharged three members of the corpora
tion with J2."ii0 which was spent for feed
ing the troops which were sent to quell
the rlrts there lsst year. The corporation
had nothing to do with sending the troops,
ind. In fact, did not want them, but when
they were there It was Impossible to see
them starve. The three members who have
been surcharged are the officials who
actually signed the check given In payment
for the supplies.
Red Tape Keeps Boy la Prison.
Red tape. In fact, seems to be the bane
of all departments of Irish government,
arid the viceroy haa Just been compelled
to step In snd cut a bunch of It which
might have held a boy In Imprisonment for
life. The lad is Edward CaJlaghan. 13 years
old, of Poyntxpaas. He is a little weak
minded, but by no means imbecile' or In
sane, and he has a taste for roaming. Ha
hss run awsy from horns several times and
has boon sent back each time by the police.
On his last excursion he became hungry
and helped himself to some turnips from a
farmer's field, and was arrested. The
magistrate cams to the conclusion that he
was Insane ard sent him to the Armagh
asylum, but when the doctors there saw
him they sent him back, declaring that hs
was saner than aoms of the magistrates
who sent him there. He was then taksn to
the workhouse, but ths authorities there
would not have him, and from tho work
house he was sent to aa Industrial school,
but It was decided that ho waa not a
suitable case for that Institution. The
magistratea in despair sent him to prison
on remand, while they considered his case,
and kept remanding him from time to
time aa they could not make up their minds
what to do with hiin. The lord lieutenant
heard of the case last week and Imme
diately ordered that the boy should be
released and turned over to Ms fsAher, who
hsd been trying all the time to recover
possession of him.
Better Wages,. I.oss Porter.
The most Rev. Dr. Browns, bishop of
Cloyne. has started a crusade against the
practice of the Irish farmers supplying
drink to their harvesters, and incldentlally
for better wages for the harvest workers.
Speaking the other Jay at mass in Queens
town cathedral the bishop declared that the
scenes attending tha hsrvest in ths south
and west of Ireland were a disgrace to the
country, and that the cash of porter had
become as necessary a part of ths harvest
machinery as the threshing machine. In
cldentlally he declared that if the farmers
would stop buying drink for their laborers,
they rould afford to pay them living
wages, and ha appealed to the farmers of
the diocese to try the experiment of tem
perance harvesting and and thus set an
example to the rest of Ireland.
A Dublin man, Captain Beattte, has
solved the problem of the automobile road
hog. He has Invented an automatic gov
ernor which can be attached to any car
and which when the car reaches a speed
of twelve miles an hour gives wsrnlng by
ringing a bell. When ths speed exceeds
thirteen miles an hour the governor auto
matically ruts out tha engine until tha
speed Is reduced.
The guardians of the North rublin union
have set a good example to tha poor law
authorities of tha rest of Ireland and ons
whlih will frohably bs widely fallowed.
iCoaUnitaa (ecsat TtgAj
Kfoni the .Philadelphia Public Ledger.
BRYAN SILENT ON HASKELL
I 1 ansanan-M
Two Confer for Short Time, but No
GOVERNOR HURRIES TO GUTHRIE
He "Presumes" His nealanation ' Is
Accepted Nothing; A boat Sao ';
vessor, Which Is l"p to '
CHICAGO. Sept. C. N. Haskell,- to
all Intents and purposes, no longer treas
urer of the democratic campaign fund,
today Is on his way back to Guthrie, Okl.,
after a forty-flve-mlnute conversation
with William J. Bryan. : '
At his desk In democratic headquarters
sits J. B. Dooltn, the assistant treasurer,
on whom the routine business of the office
will fall until a successor to Mr- Haskell
Is appointed. . ... , ', -
Mr.- Haskell, still treasurer ; In ' name
though not in fact, went to tha trsln alone.
His hurrW departure. It .,4,' ,xa 'due' to"'
tha necessity of his presence "at the sta'.s
capital on Monday when the state Ux
bosrd meets. Asked If h rvould prosecute
those who had made charge against htm,
ha wrote In answer: "Read the law. Tnu
will then know the limit." He had asked,
he said, that his resignation -take . effect
Immediately. As to whether Mr. Dooltn
would also resign, he referred Inquirers
to the gentleman In question. The latter
had nothing to say.
William J. Bryan spent two hours In
Chicago today apparently without chang
ing in tha least tha situation brought abiut
by tha resignation last night of Treasurer
Haskell. However, Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Haskell were closeted at the Auditorium
Annex for three-quarters of an hour, and
although no announcement was made at
the conclusion of tho conference, It was
taken for granted that the situation
brought about by tha charges of Presi
dent Roosovelt and W. R. Hearst were
When Mr. Haskell emerged . from the
presidential suite and was besieged by re
porters, he repeated his tactics of last
night by requesting the Inquirers to write
their questions. This . waa done, and the
Oklahoman retired to his ' room with a
series of interrogations whtch, .if frankly
answered, would show whether his resig
nation hsd been .accepted by Mr. Bryan,
whether Mr. Bryan had suggest el a suc
cessor, and a number of other matters in
which public Interest had been aroused.
It waa hot, and when Mr. Bryan came
out In a hurry to catch his train beads of
perspiration stood on his brow.
Asked wether Mr. Haskell's reslgnstlon
had been accepted so far as ha was con
cerned, Mr. Bryan declined to answer.
That It had been, however, was Inferred
from Mr. Bryan' answer to the next
question. , '
"Has a successor to Treasurer Haskell
been selected?" ha waa asksd.
"That Is up to Mr. Mack and , the fx-'
ecutlve committee," cams ths hurried
Although Mr. Bryan had a number of
other callers. It msy be safely stated that
so far aa Mr. Haskell's esse Is consid
ered, ths conferees were Mr. Bryan, Mr.
Haskell, Assistant Treasurer Doolln,
Jamea W. Riley, who Is Mr. Mack s secre
tary, and John E. Lamb. Mr. Lamb after
the departure of Mr. Bryan called for a
few minutes st Treasurer Haukell'a office.
Ho was extremely uncommunicative re
garding details of the morning's work.
Hs wss not aware, he said, that Mr.
Haskell was under discussion at all.
Othera who talked with Mr. Bryan were
John W. Tomllnson of the executive com
mittee, Josephus Daniels, chairman of the
press committee; Millard Dunlsp, a' banker
and old-time friend of the candidate, and
John I. Martin, sergeant-at-arms of ths
Mr. Bryan was at ths hotel a little more
than an hour. At 8:30 o'clock hs bade
goodby to his callers and went to his train,
which left half an hour later for Madison.
Mr. Haskell left over the Santa Fe roal
at o'clock for Guthrie, Okl. Asked
whether his resignation had been accepted,
he said, "I presume so."
As to his successor h professed lgnot
NEW YORK. Sept. JtL-August Belmont,
former treasurer of ths democratic na
tional committee, called ai state and na
tional headquarters today to Inquire as to
tha political outlook, h explained.
Mr. Mack said that hs hoped to be abls
to announce ths new treasurer on Monday.
Resignation Not Seat Bryan.
HARVARD JUNCTION, lit, Sept. St
The actual preparation of his reply to the
latter of President Rooaavelt regarding ths
char gas against Governor Haskell wss be
gun by William. J. Bryan today on tha
Jourosr tram Chisago to Madtaoa. As yst
VELVET CHAFF WHEAT GRADE
Sooth Dakota Commissioners Adopt
Neve Rearulatlonn, Besides Re.
adopting; Old Ones.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Sept. 24.-(Speclal.)
The State Board of Railroad Commisr
sloners, which has Just held Its regular
monthly meeting-. t the headquarters of
the board In this city, has rcadopted the
grades of grain and rules and regulations
of last year to apply for the coming year,
and In addition has adopted a grade for
what is known as velvet chaff wheat, as
No. 1 shall be bright, sound and well
cleaned and weigh not less than fifty-seven
pounds to the measured bushel.
No. 2 shall be sound, dry. reasonably
clean. may be . slightly bleached or
shrunken, but not good enough for No. 1,
and weigh not less than fifty-six pounds
to the measured bushel.
No. 3 shall Include all wheat that Is
bleached, smutty or for any other cause
unfit for No. 2. snd weigh not less than
fifty-four pounds to the measured bushel.
No. 4 shsll Include all whest that Is very
Smutty, badly bleached and grown, or for
ny other cause unfit for No. 3. :
- The board also Is endeavoring to secure
S grade on spelts, which has become one
of the great feed crops of South Dakota,
especlslly In the northern and western
parts of the state, t It la hoped by the
board that some temporary provision may
be made for the grading of spelt i pending
the enactment of such legislation ss may
be found necessary.
In the matter of the construction of a
side track on the Milwaukee railroad at a
point between the towns of Reliance and
Kennelec, In Lyman county, for which
residents of the vicinity had petitioned, the
railroad commissioners denied the applica
tion. In the Wngner aide track case the
board decided to make an order requiring
the Milwaukee Railroad company to con
struct the desired side track at a point
about midway between tho towns of Wag
ner and Avon-. The petitioners offered to
do tho grading for the side track, and the
petition was granted on that condition.
Only one complaint, of a car shontage haa
thus far been filed with the railroad com
It was announced during the meeting that
D. II. Smith, chairman of the board, would
represent the South Dakota Board of Rail
road Commissioners nt the annual meeting
of the National Uonrd of Railroad Com
missioners, which will commence at Wash
ington on October (.
SECOND CAVALRY GOES NORTH
Troops Leave St. Joseph Today to
Take Part la. Ak-Sar-Baa
ST. J08EPH. Mo., Sept. 2 Ths 6.000
troops that have been participating in the
United Ststes military tournament here
this week ara preparing to desert Camp
Peabody Sunday. The tournament will close
Tho Seventh cavalry will not leave until
Tuesday and will march overland to Fort
Riley, Kan. Two troops of the Seventh
will leave Monday and stop at Nortonvllls,
Kan., where the other troops will Join
them. A squadron of the Thirteenth cav
lary will march to Fort Leavenworth, and
Companies I and L of the Third battalion
of engineers probably will hike to Fort
Leavenworth also. The infantry regiments
will return by rail to their posts.
The Second cavalry will go by rail to
Omaha, where they will stop two or three
days to participate In the Ak-Sar-Ben fes
tivities. Theq the regiment wljl proceed
by rsll to Fort Des Moines. Troops I and
F of the Second cavalry will go direct from
Bt. 'Joseph to Des Moines to prepare for
their trip to Louisville, Ky., where a mil
itary tournament Is to be held.
WHARTON TO HANDLE MONEY
Chosen Chairman of National Repub
lican ; Finance Committee for
State of Nebraska.
Hon., John C. Wharton of Omaha has been
appointed by Chairman Hitchcock of the
republican national committee to be an
assistant to AssisUnt Treasurer Fred W.
Upham, having In charge the funds for the
western district of the United States. Mr.
Wharton will bs the chairman of the Ne
braska finance committee, and will have
charge of the collection of tha funds for
the national campaign In this slate. .
Mr. Wharton has several times been
treasurer of tha Nebraska state committee,
and retired at 1.1s own request. He brings
to his new work the acquaintance and ex
perience that is necessary to the work. He
has started on his undertaking, and during
ths week will make the tour of the state
on the Taft special.
Gam Law Violators Fined.
CASPER, Wyo., Sept. . -(Special. )-Tti
thirty-one foreigners who were arrested
recently charged with violating tha state
gam law war flnsd S34.se each and have
Uft thA state Thy had m tUagiturin
ireuaa Mi t SaUasat
NO EXTRAVAGANCE SHOWN
Republicans Have Something to Show
. for Every Dollar Expended.
STATE DEBT BEING PAID OFF
Income for Interest Increased and
School Fond Investments Handled
to Prod nee Best Results
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 26-(Spechil.) The re
publicans are meeting the charge of ex
travagance in appropriations for state in
stitutions and the staite government by ad
mitting that the last legislature appropri
ated a total" of 3,3S1,467 for the blennlum
and In turn are asserting that It will be
difficult for anyone to point out wherein
there isany extravagance. They also say
that the Income of the state, which will b
available to puy this amount will be $3,711,
b.J. Thus the administration will keep well
within Its income. .
The following shows the appropriations
of the last legislature for Btute irurtutlons:
Hastings asylum t 3eu.90
Lincoln asylum 19.2"0
Norfolk asylum .Ml
Soldiers Home, Orand island lba.l6o
Soldiers' Home, Mllfotd 74.7o5
Blind asylum fpH,
Deaf and Dub Institute 3.a75
Feeble Minded Institute ll,in)
Industrial Home, Mllford 35.7l
Hoys' Industrial Hume 133.i0
(litis' Industrial Home 3fe.bi0
Friendless and Orthopedic M.sOO
Peru Normal school 14.1.KJI)
Kearney Normal school W.7H0
Appointees' department 3tt7.3i)
Htste officers' department 249.020
Supreme court 8S,3ii)
District court , 2:MHi0
Legislative expenses lim,fl(K)
University, from general fund H7.500
Deficiency for Institutions, House
Roll 535 fcj.ifis
Miscellaneous claims, house Roll 531 28.4'-'0
Poultry association 2000
Agricultural 1 . 4,000
Purchases snd supplies l.V)
Four hundred copies stautes 3,m
Relief Thornton county 1.849
State entomologist 3 ftio
Leaal advertislns s.ic
Geological surveys . ; f,ou
Trsnwrlblng abstracts i"(p0
Diseases of plants j'k)
Fugitives from Justice 20 00
Revenue books ami blanks o'cuo
Junior Nornml schools HVOm
Kxpenses board. Peru and Kearney 1.9.H)
John M. Thayer monument 1 ".V)
Historical societv building 'Son)
F.x'ermlnstiim of pests 7 5n0
Cattle barn. fHir grounds .'. Jo'ono
F.mera-. Crippled Children's Home.. a' pro
Aid of school districts RoVo
Normal Training High schools go'ouo
Total appropriations for blennium W.281,467
ineome of Stntr.
The following Is the Income which will be
available to defray this expense:
1907 valuation 0.0fl0,000, 8-mill levy tl 647 000
1908 valuation B91.0U,000, 4.X-mlll
levy ,661 0;o
Katiinstcd fees collected by depart
ments ; 400,000
Total Income 3.711,0
bxceas of Income 1330.000
The state debt has been greatly de
creased. It waa $1,917,000 January 4, 1907, and
on August 28. 1908.' was only $635,986. The
state treasurer by Increasing the Interest on
state deposits has swelled the Interest fund.
He has collected In eighteen months, from
January 1, 1907. to January 1, 190g, 21.3r7.24
In Interest. During the previous twenty-four
months the s mount collected was $1,700.
The record of the republican, administra
tion In the matter of school Investments
Is onp of the strongest. There is now in
vested $8,027.0(0 of state school funds hi
state warrants, county bonds and bonds of
other states. The Increased rate of Interest
these' Investments now draw Is shown by
Bonds purchased twenty-five months pre
vious to January 4. 1X7, $l.9.0; averag
rate of Interest, .SS435 rr cent: bonds pur
chased January 4. 1907. to date twenty
months. $2.1i.3ii0: average rste. of Interest
03T85 rr cent:$:',18.ii0 at difference in per
cent. llo.itKtt per year; difference In fifteen
years, $!63,o. 4
' Omclrl Itineraries.
'Chairman Kelfer of the republican state
committee, has received the official Taft
dates for Nebraska from the director of
the speakers' bureau of the national com
mute who says:
"Answering your wire of September U,
approximate arrival Taft train Xebraska
at points, aa follow: Wednesday. Septem
ber 30, Emerson. S a. m.; Wakefield, S:$o;
Wayne, ; Norfolk. 10:06; Stanton, 10:30;
West Point, 11:30; Scrlbner. 12; Fremont
1 p. m.; Wahoo. 1:45. Arrive at Lincoln, S.
Thursday, October 1. leave Lincoln, T:30
a. m.. arrive Crete. g:C6; Wllber. $.$0; lx.
Witt, S:50: Beatrice. ;30; Wymor. JO;
Pawnee, U;05; Falls City, 12:10 p. m.; Au
burn, 1:I0; Nebraska City. I; Plattsmoiith,
$;4S. Arrive at Omaha, S:M p. m. licave
Omaha at 10:18 p. m. Arrive at North
Platte at : a. m.. Friday. October S.
Tha Itinerary of Congressman Ernest M.
Pollard 1 aa follows: October t. Green
ttfomiBUtS aa Tatf
TUESDAY HOLIDAY. SAYS MAYOR
Proclamation Urges Toil to Cease foi
HIGHWAY CROWDS ARE IMMENSE
tp to Satanlar, When Timely and
Welcome Rnln Falls, They Ar
Doable Those of Last
1SOO. J0f. ISO).
WsdneadaF Q.8B3 S.B-19 4.3T3
Thursday 6.318 ,e7 Y.Og
rriaay soo ,ov
sting's Highway opsa at It o'elook each
Madam Pranes and dlring horss, ti30
and I p. m.
Bnllivan and Xllrala, 3 and t30 p. m.
Balloon raoa and airship flight, 6 p. m.
Country Clrons exhibitions hourly.
Bay parade September a.
Hlght parad September 30.
Taft and firework Ootobsr 7U
Coronation hall October t.
Cinderella hall, October S.
Oa Tnesday afternoon, September
89, loe, Xing Ak-Sar-Ben will pass
through our city sscortsd with mili
tary honor. Za order that h may
be properly received and that all
loyal subjects may girs him a fit
weloom,, It 1 saggsstsd that his
sub J sots ultably decorat their
homo and place of business and
that anoh place of business bs closed
at that time. Z therefor dsolar
Tusday afternoon, September at, 1908,
a publio holiday.
X.. B. JOXVBOir,
From the byways and the highways ol
the kindom of Quivers Monday will begin
the pilgrimage to the Imperial city. For
four days the Home Guards have beru
passing through the gates of the King's
Highway and have hern Inspecting the
King" Carnival, and the Judgment of the
Home Guarda la the King's Carnival Is
worthy of the mighty ruler. Double th
number of home folks have Inspected ths
King's Highway this year than passed
through the gates during the Inspection
period (it one year ago, and the verdict is
unanimous that Samson hss kept his word:
"Something for your money."
The detailed verdict of the Home Guarda
Is this: There has never been a cleaner
carnival in honor of the king; there has
never been better prder; there has never
been better attractions.
The Home Guards place particular streai
upon the good order, for it is the women
and children and young boys who delight
most In the attractions on the carnival
grounds, and their safety must be con
served. For that reason forty special po
licemen, under the most careful men on
the police force, have been detailed to look
to the protection of the king's visitors. For
the least disorder, the least accident, Sam
son holds responsible these special guard
ians of the peace, and for the least mishap
oft comes an official head, with dire pun
ishment to follow. Thus has Samson taken
steps to care for the people who come to
do honor to his majesty. King Ak-Sar-Ben
Mlahty Carriers Start la.
The first influx of pilgrims begins Mon
day morning, for that Is the day ths mighty
j carriers bow to the orders of the king and
j reduce to the minimum the rates the pil
grims win nave to pay rrnui stations near
and far. Over the Union Pacific, Mr. Har
riman has said all subjects of the king
may ride for 1 cent for each mile hs has
to trsvel to reach the presence of the
crowned head, while over the other roads
cent a mile additional Is charged.
" Tls well worth the price, to be blessed
with the mighty enthusiasm of the gen
erous ruler and to bo Inspired by his
mighty works." say these' who hare pall
their tribute of love and respect.
But the king offer mart than a look
st his glorious achievements to thoae who
join in the pilgrimages. Willi no tost ti
the visitor the king offers Mutlame Frances
and her diving horse every acernoon and
every nlght--a moil thrilling performance;
a race between an airship and a balloon
every afternoon dependent only upon the
condition of the weather; a day parade,
September 29; an electrical parade on th
night of September 80.
Great Rnler, Taft.
And on the night of'October 1 a mighty
ruler himself, one of the foremost men of
thi! nation, comes to do honor to the ruler
of Qulvera William Howard Taft. It,
cornea to pledge fealty to the king of them
f.U. and that night he will share tn the
hunms with King Ak-gar-H"n. For them
both there will be a most magnlficlent
display of firewatks, such as never was
witnessed In the kingdom or by any of th
king s subjects.
The Coronation ball, when Ak-Sar-Ben
XIV will come unto his own, on ths night
of October 2 and the Cinderella ball, Oc
tober 3, will end the festivities.
The Home Guards have made It poalble
for the pilgrims to secure their board and
lodging without trouble snt at little ex
pense. Listed with the officials ef th
Young Men's Christian , asoclstlon ara
rooms in plenty and by applying there th
visitor will secuitf what he is looking for
nd the Information will be cheerfully
given with m.nute Instruction for reach
ing the place desired. No other king of
the house of Ak-Sar-Ben haa ever been
as thoughtful of his guests. And so Ak.
Bur-Ben XIV Is getting in right. Ill
Home Guard will even look after ths
atuucli. If lliei be such in mi prosperous
kingdom, and send him home a pleasure
8ros llates Cover.
Monday rates will be effective on all th
lire running Into Omaha from all paita
of Nebraska and from various points in
Iowa, the general limit being about lo
mllta. The Union Pacific haa mad a rata
of one fare for the round trip from all
station In Nebraska reached by that road,
and all tha other line have mad a rat
ef, a cent and a half a mil. Most f th
roa4i will run tKi4l trains Int Omaha,
LlM l!l w'. CAVS nseiaj fttrviCS Ul ai
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