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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO 95.
DNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1908 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TAFT IN ST. LOUIS
Republican Candidate Ends Western
, , Tour at Mound City. ,
TRIP AN TOaUAlHTED SUCCESS
Judge Viiits Twelve "" ei and Two
Million! See b A' im.
GREATEST . CROWDS 1 0 ,SAS
Conflicting Elements in Several r fy,
line Up for National Ticket
WILL CONTINUE ROAD CAMPAIGN
Judge Taft Ha Henuested Committee
to Arrange Itinerary that Will
Oceapy Bvery Day It
Ill Election. . .
ST. 'LOt'IS. Mo., Oct. 6. Special Tela- I
gram.) William H. Taft' tour of the west
ended tonight. He la to apeak at Chicago
and -Oalesburg, but his addreaa In those
citlea will be non-polltlcal. It will be two
weeka tomorrow alrtca the Taft apeclal left
Cincinnati. In .that time twelve atatea
hava been rlalted. and fully 1,000,000 peraona
have anan and heard tha republican candi
date fur the presidency.
All misgivings of tha success of the trip
were abandoned before Mr. Taft had been
away -froth home" two daya, but the moat
optimistic member of hla .party were sur
prised at the remarkable ovations given
him; all ha penetrated In tha west
and visited states which had been Hated In
the doubtful column. Having seen with his
own eyes," heard with his own ears, and
discussed face to face with the local leaders
the political problems of Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, South
Dakota, North Dakota and Colorado. Mr.
Taft I firmly convinced that these states
will return republican pluralltlea In Novem
ber. In more than half the atatea vlalted
by the Taft party there are factional dif
ferentia among the republicans on state
matters. Mr. Taft realised the Impossi
bility of harmonising these differences, but
In every Instance he was able to bring to
gether tha .copfllctlng, 'elements, and line
them up solidly, and enthualastlcally for
the national ticket. 1 '
Will Star a Road.
Probably the largest average crowds of
the trip were encountered In Kansas, but In
every atata visited th slse and temper
of those wha gathered at the railway sta
tions to see and cheer tha republican nomi
nee was revelation to the local com
mittees. Thl ts Mr. Taft' first experi
ence of a political camnnigr.er and his stic
cens has been so pronounced that he de
sires to atay on the road every day until
election. . Accordingly, when he reaches
Chicago, ha will urge Chairman Hitchcock
and Senator Dixon, to make up an Itinerary
that will occupy every day for the next
four weeks- No member of the party is a
better traveler than Mr. Taft himself. He
hunrtmiased a menl sne tea Vina; CJnrln
nsti and though Wi hours have "been long,
and his work arduous, he has reated well
r-d apparently, la. aj vigorous as when he
started.' He has enjoyed ge'tlng acqua'nted
with the people and -learning their point of
view of public question. The fact Is Mr.
Taft la convinced that he will be elected
president, and as hs has" said more than
once, h desires to know the temper of the
people respecting the great economic prob
lems which are to come before congress
during his administration.
It Is Mr. Taft'i wish to go south on his
next trip. He has visions of Kentucky,
Tennessee, North Carolina and even Geor
gia being carried by .the republican this
year, lie will urge tha campaign manager
to Include these states In his Itinerary. In
the two weeks of his tour Mr. Taft has
mad IS) 'speeches. His voice, Which gave
him considerable trouble for the first few
days, has Improved with practice, and Is
now In good condition.
Judga Taft'a St. iouls reception waa a
fitting elmax of his tour, for he had record
crowds, He struck this city on the day of
the festival of the veiled -prophet, and
found more than 1,000,000 people here. In
cluding visitors from all the adjoining
states. There waa a reception committee of
100 first Voters at ths railway station, and
tha streets-were blocked with cheering Taft
entnua'asta. It was a fitting climax of a
wonderful trip, and corroborates Mr. Taft'a
belief that Missouri may cease being "a
strangaf Jn a republican family of states."
jHiree Speech la It. Louis.
Tha'' isndidat pok to an Immense
audlenc In tha nearly finished Co'lseum,
from which as many were turned away
as got In, H followed this with an open
air address at Clayton, a suburb and
county .aat of St. Louis county, and then
rushed to East an. Louis, where ha ad
d rested a tare gathering of employes of
tha stock yards. : Tha local afternoon
papera estimated that fully 10,000 strangera
cam to tha city hist to say "Hello Bill"
to tha Ohloan. Csrta'n It waa that
wherever ha went or stayed. Judge .'Taft
waa tha center of Immenae crowds. The
Una 1 of march from tha atatlon to tha
Planters hotel was through two crowds of
people, who bio keft either side of, tha
treeta.' Tha local reception committee of
4 TO In white cat and badges, headed by a
detail of mounfd police and a band,
preceded tha carriage of the candidate. He
was compelled to stand with hie hat In
hla hand tha entire distance of more than
a mil!-, acknowledging the salutations of
. '' Groat Crash at Hotel.
The plana for sa orderly reception to the
public at the Planters hotel were upaet
by tha crush of mart and women, who
wpt tsld tha guard at the door and
pushed their way Into the lobby and up
tli big staircase. Taft was, to have stood
at ths head of the stairs and received In
slngl til those who wished to ahake hla
hand. liut aa soon aa he stepped Into the
corridor he was beset by tha throng and
despite hi weight and the effort of hla
personal asslstanta he waa swept down the
it.rr.Jor a hundred feet. It waa seen at
one that nothing could be done with the
crowd and a passageway waa cleared for
ths candidate to get away. On ths first
lunditig h taid with a smllei
"As I remember mythology, there waa a
gentleman named Brlarteua who had 100
hand. I wish I had them all for my
friend. th people of St. Louis." '
One In hi room, Mr. Taft was furnished
wkth two pitcher of milk and allowed to
real. H we next escorted to the Coliseum
by a commute in a long line of carriages,
peeeh la Collaoaas.
Tli speeoh he delivered there wa com
prehensive, but the position, of ths candl-
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SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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Judge Taft waa given a royal recep
tion In St. Louis yesterday, going through
a strenuoj program of speaking and at
tending the ball of the Veiled i'rophet In
the evening. Pag 1
Governor Hughes talked to large audi
ences In his trip through South Dakota
and was given an ovatlo In Omaha.
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Treasurer Sheldon 'of the republican
party spent the afternoon tot tho .White
House and announced that the president
waa satisfied with the progress of tho
campaign. Pag fl
Congressman Sherman made a number
of speeches In Ohio. Fag a
The democratic forces are preparing to
conduct a whirlwind campaign during the
remainder of the time before election, de
voting much attention to the states of
the middle west. Fag a
W. J. Bryan returned to Iowa yester
day for more campaign speeches. Fag a
Mat Bosarth stabbed hi benefactor.
James Dyer, to death at Greenwood yes
terday, rag 3
Th Milwaukee railroad Is now open
from Butte to Chicago. Page 1
Men of the weatern atatea convene at
San Francisco for the annual trans
mlsslsslppl congress. Fag a
The example of the printers In their
fight against tuberculosis at the na
tional home at Colorado Springs waa pre
sented to the tuberculosis congress.
The Turk appealed to the power to
prevent a violation of their rlghta by
the declaration of freedom in Bulgaria.
President Castro Is reported to be so
Ill that the government will be taken In
charg by the vice president. Fag l !
XiOCAJL. - - i
Governor Charles Hughes of New I
lorn aaareases a large audience at the
Auditorium and deolares Bryaa' policies
are visionary and impracticable and the
safety of the country depends on election
of Taft Governor Sheldon and A. W. !
Jefferla also spesk.
Fag- I '
International Harvester company will .
erect a new seven-story building between ! iea develop over a contest candidates will
Eighth and Ninth on Capitol avenue. ba withdrawn. No man has been named
' Fag 13 aa a seeker of President Lindsay's berth.
Letter from . President - Roosevelt to and this Is partly because none thinks he
letter carriers endorsing movement is j can beat the Incumbent. There is some
read at national convention In session ' quiet criticism of President Lindsay be
in Omaha. - pgs i i cause of his speech at Tyler, Tex., last
Evidence In land case In federal court month, when he Is said to have made a
shows Chicago Ranch company" erected j vitriolic attack on congress. It Is held by
shanties on lands that were never occu- ! the opponents of President Liudsay that
pled and that entrymen were required to ! hla address was injudicious and that it
maxe wills. Fag B
Heirs of Joseph A. Connor Issue state
ment declaring the will provide fund to
carry out wish of Connor to establish
parochial school. Fag 4
Result of the ball games:
4 New York vs. Boston 1
Philadelphia vs. Brooklyn i.
7 Detroit Vs. Chicago 0.
o Cleveland vs. St. Louis 1.
Washington vs. Philadelphia J.
11 Boston vs. New York 3.
,Th directors of the N.ttnni i.. I
decided the dispute between New York '
and Chicago, adjudging the game a tie. !
ana on the requeet of New York fixing
the date for playing It off on October 8.
Detroit won the American league pen
nant yesterday at Chicago by defeating :
Chicago, 7 to 0. Fag 11 !
cobocebciax ajts nrDxrgTBLii.
Live stock markets.
Stocks and bond.
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KOTZKSBTa OF OCX AX ftTBAlCSXIPa,
Tort. a Arrlv.
PHILADELPHIA-Cart h(a las..
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.Md. der Orom.
..Lake I hampUla.
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REOPENING ELEVATION CASE
ftmana Grata Eiriisft Also Asks to
lnterveat la tao ft.
CHICAGO, Oct . -(Special Telegram.)
Th Omaha Grain exchange haa asked th
Interstate Commerce commission to reopen
tho controversy ln regard to th grain al
lowancea paid by the railroad to elevators
at th Missouri river and to reconsider Its
order prohibiting the roads from paying
A petition haa been filed with the com
mission asking that th exchange bo al
lowed to Intervene In the case of the St.
Louis Merchants- exchange against the
Rock Island. Burlington, ' Frisco, Missouri.
Kansas A Texaa and the Missouri Pacific
roads on the ground that if the allowance
Of three-quarters of a cent per hundred
pounds wero prohibited st Omaha and Mis
souri r(ver point and not at Bt. Louis and
other citlea th Missouri river cities would
be discriminated against , The petition asks
tho commission to grant a stay of Us order
until th Omaha Intereats ran be given a
chance to present argument In favor of
the validity of the elevator allowance In
outgoing shipments. ; It state that a pri
mary market cannot be built up without
elevators -and that the payment of allow
ance to the elevator for transferring
grain shipment I sanctioned by experience
and previous decision of th com tut salon.
Expresses Appreciation of Faithful
Services of Mail Men.
RURAL POSTMEN IN CONVENTION
Delegates Are Welcomed fey Mayor
Dahlman and President Wright
f Commercial Clab at
toda-ti rmooavax. -
t a. m. Convention called to order.
-.OS a, u por .of atat aeoretary'
club. " .... ..
IX a. m. Address, msmbtr Postoffie
department Inspector, X ansae City divi
sion. IS m. Opening qusstlon box.
; :30 p. m. Address, W. B. gpilman,
snperlntendent rural delivery division,
Washington, S. C. , . , .
3:30 p. m. Subject,' "(Joed Roads," by
C. M. Adams, prssldent towa association
X. B. Maxsy, Jeffersonvllle, 111.
6 (SO p. m. Adjournment.
Welcomed to Omaha by Mayor. Dahlman
and W. 8. Wright, president of the Com
mercial club, the delegates to the sixth an
nual convention of the. Rural Free Delivery
Carriers' association held a lively,' but' en'
tlrely harmonious . meeting at Hotel Rome
yesterday. A letter 'from .President' Roose
velt to tho convention was read nt th aft
ernoon session. The delegates had much
amusement over where to spend their even
ing at a theater where "The ' Devil" Is
being played, or at 'the Auditorium to- hear
Governor Hughes speak. They divided be
tween the two places, but not along politi
cal lines, It was announced.
The first session was exclusively devoted
to addresses of welcome1 and responses.
Mayor Dahlman speaking In behalf of tha
ilty of Omaha, W. S. Wright f :r tha Omaha
Cbmrnerclal club. Acknowledgment waa
made by H. H. Windsor, editor of the
Rural Free Delivery News, and by W, K.
S(.Hlman of Washington, D. C, superin
tendent of the rural delivery of the Post
The convention waa not called to order
until ll o'clock and previous to this hour
delegates thronged the lobby of the hotel
exchanging grtetlngs, posing for photo
graphs and talking poliths of their own
organisation. The convention la still so
oung that propositions and candidacies
have had hardly a chance to crystallie, but
some sounding of the depth has been be
gun and feelers put out to mix metaphors.
The Invocation waa delivered by Rev.
John Everett Hummon, preceding Mayor
The outlook Is now that President P. L.
Lindsay of Tucker, Oa., will be re-elected
without opposition and the whole present
set of officers may go in with him. But
If sentiment develops favorably to the
launching of candidates, P. E. Cull of Con
cord, Mass., secretary of the association.
will have a fight on his handa. Two men
are mentioned by their fellow state dele-
gtea, B. B. Boyd of Nevada. Ia., and W.
McMahon of Texaa. Whether the name
of these will be stIwtv tho convention de
pends,-however, : on tho result of the -re-
sponses to the quiet advance of their
Bane en Polll,
A unanimous sentlruen prevails among
the delegates that politics shall not be
permitted to .interfere with the good of the
order and that rather than see any bitter-
might have hurt the free delivery service
in a number of ways.
It is barely . possible that Nebraska will
have a candidate of ita own. Members of
the delegation are considering bringing
out for vice president Mrs. Ruth Lynch
Kenyon of Monroe, who has a record ca
reer not only as a woman carrier, but as a
carrier of either sex. The Nebraskans
championing her candidacy argue that the
women who deliver, mall should be rec
ognized and that Mrs. Kenyon Is conspic
uously successful among them. Her posi-
llon ln reard t0 th Proposition is not
known- for tne mtler h not progressed
to tne exlent of in'n h- consent
ivansas oeiegaies approacueu un preny
Miss Kunkhouaer of Indiana and asked her
to run for the-same office. Miss j-'unk-houser
P it her foot on the suggestion, say-
'n that she did not want the office ln the
first place and, ln the aecond, that Indiana
I might have another candidate for another
place. "Being good Hoosle'rs, we stick to-
' she said, "and I would not for
be a candidate In the clrcum-
Five Haadred Delegatess.
Five hundred delegates heard President
Lindsay call the convention to order. He
spok briefly, saving hlmselffor his for
mal address which will be given probably
Wednesday. Governor Sheldon wa not
present, and Mayor Dahlman waa the flrat
apeaker. It was announced that Governor
Sheldon, while unable to attend thi ses
sion, might b here for a later one.
Th visitors received a cordial welcoms
at Mr. Dahlman'a hands. Beginning with
a couple of stories, he launched Into formal
"As the representative of a city which
we think one of the greatest in the west,
I am always glad to have the opportunity
to welcome th delegates to a convention.
This Is a community which greet tha
stranger with cordial and hospitable hand.
Like other Omaha men, I am glad to meet
the people face to face, heart to heart and
hand to hand. W are glad . to have
you aee our people, our institutions and
our buildings. We are anxiou to hava
them exposed to your view.
"The word 'exposed' remind m of th
man who met a holdup artist one gloomy
night at a dark corner and Instead of giv
ing up at command, fought like a tiger cat
However, the footpad bested him. He went
through his victim, but found only IS cents.
'Why,' he Inquired of th prostrate
stranger, did you fight like the devil If
that' al! you had? 'I didn't want my finan
cial condition exposed,' was the answer.
"Thl morning." continued the mayor, "I
notified th chief of police to close hla
office, to discharge his captain and give
the roundsmen a vacation a long aa you
are In th city. I shall retire, too, and you,
Mr. Llndaay, may run the city and appoint
your own policemen. Don't forget, diner,
tl-at th pardoning power I your alao and
that 4f any of your boy get Into the
lockup you can let them out".
W. S. Wright thea gav a welcome In be-
tContlnucd on Seoond Page.)
From th Washington Evening Star.
TURKS SEEK AID OF POWERS
Effort Made to Have Them Enforce
Berlin Treaty. -
BULGARIA DOES NOT DESIRE WAR
Prlaco Ferdinand, in Dlepatcat to
T British Gove-rnancut, Says Ha
Follows Sentiment of
PARIS, Oct . It w announced thl
afternoon that Franc and Great Britain
are in complet accord on th principl of
n Immedlat Interna:. tJ cot.3nco- to
consider tha BuIgarlan.'"s')tutlon. Russia,
and Italy also are In faror of audi a con
ference, and ven Germany 1 expected to
adhere to the proposal. Furthermore, the
latest advices from Constantinople Indicate
that the porte will accept the advice of
France and Great Britain, and the result
of this conference.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. t. Tl council
of ministers held a lcng selon this morn
ing to consi ler the action of Bulgaila In
declaring It Indeiendence of Tuikey at
Tlrnova y sterday. It was decided tl at U
wan Imrorsliile to ace.' pt any proceed n-j
that violated exls Ing tre-tes nnd that Tur
key should send a tin ular note to ihe pow
ers pointing out the necessity of tang
measures to enforce respect for the treaty
Replying to the telegram Fent to ths
Turkish government by Pr n e F. rdlnai d.
In which he said that In declaring the in
dependence of Bulgaria he had been com
pelled to iepevt the vo'.c" of t :e na lon
and expressed the hope that the fr endiy
relations between the two countr.-s wou-d
continue, Turkey s iy it has Invited the
powers to confer on the situation, and aa
Its rights are guaranteed by the powers
it will look to them for their deiense.
The Yenal Gecette, th organ of tl grand
v ii, r, says today:
"We ate ready to defrnd our r'ghts with
all our strength. As the action of Bulgaria
is not only directed against us, but against
sll the powers, we should ask the powers
to defend their Interests snd protect the
provisions of the treaty of Berlin."
According to this same Journal Austro
Hungary has Informed the powers of Its
Intention of withdrawing Its troop from
the Sanjak of Novlpaxar.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 6. The Intention
of Russia to convoke a congress of the
powers to discuss revision of the treaty of
Berlin waa the subject of lengthy confer
ences yesterday between Acting Minister of
Foreign Affairs Tcharykoff and the diplo
matic representatives of th powers Inter
ested. These Include the Turkish, British
and Austro-Hungarlan ambassadors. No
statement of the attitude of the Russian
government ts obtainable today and the
diplomats are unwilling to commit them
selves regarding the possibility of a Turko
Bulgsrisn war as a result of B'jlgarla's
declaration of independence, but the gen
eral impression la that Turkey will not re
gard Bulgaria's action, which wa tikan
In the face of emphatic Ruaslan protests,
aa a cause for war.
TYPHOON D0ESJMUCH DAMAGE
Nearly Fifty Thousand Dollar Loss
to Camp Stotaenharg; la
MANILA, Oct. 6. Restored communica
tion with the northern part of Luson dis
closes the fact that the typhoon which
raged her last Sunday extended over a
wide area. The artillery barracks at camp
Stntsenburg were destroyed and the troops
are now camping In tents. The cavalry
barracks were also badly damaged and the
total loas Is estimated at $36,000.
The schooners Lucia and Soledad were
wrecked on the coast of Mlndora during
the storm on September 27 and all the pas
senger and crew of th Soledad but one
were drowned. Captain J. C. Helnschlen
and nine member of th crew of the Lucia
were also drowned.
CASTRO IS REPORTED SICK
Bepabllo of Veaesaela Mar Soon Be
Taraed Over to Vice Presl
deaf. WILLEMSTAD. Curacao. Oct. It Is
reported here from Venssnela that Presi
dent Castro Is seriously 111 and that ths
government of Venesyela probably soon
will have to be turned over to th vice
president of th republic,
NEBRASKA'S INSPIRING WELCOME.
THREE STABS BRING DEATH
Mat Bosarth of Greenwood M orders
Jame Dyer, Hla Benefactor,
GREENWOOD. Nb Oct. .-(Speclal
Telegram.) Apparently without cause. Mat
Boznrth this morning overtook James Dyer,
who ts thought to be his cousin, on tho
street and stabbed htm three times. One
wound reached the heart and Dyer died
Dyer 1 a pioneer of this locality and
Bosarth, whllo he ha lived here for some
time, has been a laborer, being first em
ployed ss a section hand on the Burlington
and more recently aa a farm hand.
The killing waa witnessed by H. H. Wled
tmu, who saw ttorarth following Dyer,
but -hnd no, suspicion of his IrTlentlbn. Bos
arth tracked Dyor .along the street for a
considerable distance and suddenly leaped
upon him, using a knife repeatedly. .Wleda
man and others overpowered the man and
placed him under arrest.. He was unable
t." give any exp'anat'on or motive for the
crime and It Is believed he Is demented.
. Boiarth lias a wife and two children,
while Dyer, who was highly respected,
leaves a wife and nine children. Recently
Dyer took measures to help Boxarth and at
numerous times ln the past he assisted
him, getting- him the position on the rail
road. It Is said that not long a;o Dyer
took up a aubscrlptlon to pay Boxarth'
Rorarth was taken to Plattsmouth this
afternoon bv City Marshal Andrus and
Deputy William Doud for safe keeping,
as the feeling sgalnst him ran high.
NEBRASKA BAPTIST MEETING
Annual Session of This Denomination
Held This Week at Paw
PAWNEE CITY. Neb.. Oct. 6.-(Special)-The
Nebrsska Baptist state convention is
now ln session ln this city. Having begun
Saturday evening with the meeting of the
Baptist Young Peoples IT.Ion, with dele
gates present from all over the state.
The convention will close Thursday even
ing. The program rendered thus far Is
Patuiday evening. Praise aervloe. D. A.
Tinder, Exeter; Address, O. - A. Williams,
D. D., Lincoln.
Sunday morning. Devotional service,
C. W. Klmnn. Pawnen City; Tiible school,
D. W. Ncill, Superintendent. Pawnee City;
"Possibilities of Christian Manhood" Rev
W. M. Martin, Pawnee City.
Sunday afternoon. Report of Corres
ponding Secretary. Miss Mary Mann,
Omaha: Address, Miss Mary Denny, Coun
cil Hltiffs. Iowa; Irogram by Juniors of
Pawnee City, Mrs. R. A. Hunt!?y, Pawne
City; Roll call of associations with re
sponses "What we need "
Sunday evening. Baptist Young People
TTnlon service, Mrs. Helen Oanorn, Pawnee
City; Sermon, Rev. I. W. Corey, Fremont.
The following committees were appointed:
Nominations G. L. Sharp, Holbrook: D.
W. Nelll, Pawnee City: D. M. Tinder,
Fxeter; E. L. Wright, Tobias; I. W. Corey,
Resolutions Mrs. J. H. Clay, Holdrege;
Mrs. Plchard. Omaha.
Auditing and enrollment H. A. Olsen,
Omaha; R. Davis, Holhrook.
The new officers-elect are: President,
Miss Mary Mann, South Omaha; first vice
president. L. M. Denton. Lincoln; ocond
vice-president, A. G. Wray. York; Correspondence-secretary,
Miss Jessie Lansing,
Omaha; recording-secretary. Miss Grace
Stephenson, Fremont; treasurer. Miss
Carrie BIoks, Pawnee City; transportation
leader, A. J. Baber, Lincoln; Junior leader,
Mrs. R. A. Huntley, Pawnee City.
ANOTHER UPCNG0V. HASKELL
Kansas Paper Show Foster Blanket
Leas Waa Given by
INDEPENDENCE. Kan., Oct. . The
Daily Reporter here today will publish ths
"Governor C. N. Haskell of Oklahoma
has demsnded of President Roosevelt that
tha Foster Blanket oil leas of th Osage
nation bo revoked, holding It to be a re
publican grant. Governor Haskell will, no
doubt, be surprised to learn that th orig
inal Footer leaae, comprising the entire
Osage nation, was approved by Secretary
Hok Smith of Georgia, under th demo
cratic administration of Grover Cleveland
and was never questioned until Secretary
Hitchcock, a republican, characterised It
'the moat acandaloua act th Interior de
partment ever perpetrated. Under Secretary
Hitchcock tho lease waa reduced to cover
only those lands upon which expenditure
had been mad in th March for (4
CUSTER IN LINE FOR TAFT
Officer of Traveling Men'i Clab Finds
Conditions Most Promising.
MORE POPULISTS WITHDRAW
Nothing; Now Remain Officially of
tha Party In Thl State aa the
the Conanmmatlon of
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Oct. . (Special.) Ed Beach
treasurer of tha Taft Traveling Men' club,
who haa juat returned from -a , trip" to
Custer and Dawson counties, brought back
a different story from that brought back
by Councilman Woodward, who said every
eight men out of ten were for Bryan.
"Custer and Dawson counties are for
Taft," said Mr. Beach. "I have Just re
turned from there and I found republicans
enthusiastic and up and doing for the
ticket. How anyone can say they are for
Bryan I can't understand. It is Just like
th- "iher claims of the democrats, though.
II me covered the state pretty thoroughly
and I am convinced Taft will carry the
state and the republican state ticket and
legislature will be elected. As a matter of
fact why should Nebraska want a change?
"The farmers were never In better condi
tion. They never received better pries for
thlr products. This is an agricultural
state and 'he towns and cities are depend
ent upon the proaperlty of the farmers for
their prosperity. I cannot figure why any
man should vote for a change."
Governor to Greet Hushes.
Governor Sheldon and County Chairman
Charles Matson went to Omaha this after
noon to attend the Hughes meeting and ast
as a reception committee for Lincoln to
escort the New York givcrnor Into the cap
ital city. Governor Hughe will speak at
the Auditorium tomorrow morning for
forty minutes before he" leaves on hi trip
through the Fifth district. Tomorrow night
he will make a speech at Hastings before
leaving for Bt. Joseph. Ten minute speeches
will be made on the road to Hastings.
Now Railroad Incorporated.
The Omaha, Lincoln and Southeastern
railroad company Is a new corporation
which filed Its articles with the secretary
of state today. The capital stock of the
company Is 1100,000 which may be increased
to not to exceed IIO.OUO.OOO. The company
will have terminal In Omnha and one ln
Lincoln and will run through Douglas,
Sarpy, Cass, Saunders and Lancaster
counties. The articles provide that the
company shall have all the powers of a
common carrier. The director are: El
lery S. McNaul, L. Howard Brumbaugh," I.
O. Ladd. F. II. Rile. Q. E. Moffat. Stephen
St. John Malven of New York; Dever
Sholes, Charles L. Dundey, of Omaha and
Nicholas D. Pound, Chicago.
Johnson -the Latest Victim.
Th mallei fist of Mr. Bryan's chief
lieutenant, Tom Allen, ha again fallen
athwart the populist party and standing
from under now la Walter Johnson, rop
ullst nominee for congress ln the Sixth dis
trict. Mr. Johnson swore to abide by. the
result of the primary should he be noml-
rated, but when he tok that oath he did
not have ln mind the wishes of Mr. Bryan.
Sine it would divide the vote In the Sixth
dltlrlct and Indirectly jv-rhar.s cut djwn
the Bryan vole. Mr. Johnaon hid to
violate hi oath. Judfe Westover become
the populist nominee.
Dr. Fltaslmmons. populist nominee for
rorgress in the First district filed li's
declination today and the popul'at com
m'ttee filed Ihe name of John Mugulre to
fill the vacancy. Fltxslmmona violated his
oath and got out of the way In order to
help Mr. Bryan at the command of Tom
B. B. Quackenbush, the deferdr of all
good things, lawyer and lawmaker an
nounced today that he alao would decline
the populist nomination and get out of
wy of Harry Fleharty, who wants to
? itoraty general. Th action of
( tenbuah waa a surprise to many of
his frlena. who are familiar with hi
record In'th last legislature, when he de
fied Tom Allen and hi gang and vsted
with the republicans for msny of th re
form advocated by Governor Sheldon an j
th republican party. Friends of Quicken
bush believed he would not violate aa catii
even technlcalllty to help out the Bryan-
(UonUnuud on Second PgJ
HUGHES FLAYS BRYAN
New York Governor Cheered by i
Large Audience at Auditorium.
NEBRASKAN A NATIONAL DANGEU
Declares Safety of Country . Lies in
Taft's Election. .
REVOLUTION IN BRYAN'S PLANS
Says Voters Will Repudiate Them as
They Did 16 to 1.
TEARS TRUST POLICY INTO BITS
A. W. Jefferls, Candidate for t'on
Kress, and Governor Sheldon Pre
cede New ' Yorker and Arm
Given Cordial Reeeptloa.
Before a cheering audlenc that filled
the big Audltoiiuni last night, Gnverrmr
Charles E. Hughes of New York, flayed
William J. Brysn as a proposer of unwork
able fancies and dreams and, declared th
welfare of the country demanded the do
feat of Bryan and the election of William
H. Taft ns president. He designated
Bryan's policies ss dangerous and declared
the American people were not given ti hi
revolutionary scheme. Governor Hughe
waa given a rousing reception and hi sd
dress was frequently interrupted by ap
The Hughes' tratn reached the TTnloni de
pot over the Northwestern about 8:30 last
night and was met by a large crowd of re
publicans who applauded the New York
leader aa he alighted. He Waa taken at
once to the Auditorium, where he began
hla address about 9 o'clock. H waa pre
ceded there by A. V. Jefferls, republican
nominee for congress and Governor Shel
don, who were both given a cordial recep
tion by the audience.
Governor Hughe said Ira rart:
Bryan's Policies a Dancer.
"Perhaps you have wondered why I have
left my own stats temporarily to com out
here to apeak In behalf of the republican
candidate for president. It is because I
think that the welfare of the country de
mands the defeat of Mr. Bryan. To say
that Mr. Bryan' polk-le ar a danger I
not an extravagant statement. They have
been a danger before and the country haa
repudiated them without there being any
exigency that requires a change from tho
republican to th democratic administra
tion. He come out now as previously and
saya th country require him. I ask you.
to examine hi proposal nnd see whether
you think them . other than 'unworkable
fancies and dreams, a return to ths vice of
the 16 to 1 ratio under a new form.
"We are not a people given to revolu
tionary changes. The. average American
believes In American institution. Ho
wants, not experiment, wlft visionary
schemes, but a stable, solid form of gov
ernment. Now whtn I spesk of rati'- you
wil remember, Mr.. Bryan haa a jrreat love
for percentages. Ha - ha abandoned hut
It to I ratio and ha now got a new on.
Trust Scheme impracticable1.
"You have already learned that In Inter
date commerce a a mean to exterminate
trusts, he propose to limit to SO per cent
the production by any one corporation, of
ary one commodity; that If you owned a
patent or mado an Inventl n you could
not manufacture more than 60 per cent of
the demand for that patented article; that
If you wer Juat startln r In bu'Iness to put
It on the market for the first time yon
wpuld first have to wait until somebody
else produ ed 60 per cent In order hot to
violate the law. What f rm of bureaucratic
governmert would we have to have to
regulate' such a complicated scheme? I
have more than ence asked Mr. Bryan
some rjues loni about this schem. but ap
parently he ha been too busy to answer
"We went frr president not a champion
of radicalism and discontent, but one who
realizes that the prosperity of on clas
's .bound up In the prosperity of, th other
and that one branch of commerce I inter
dependent on the other. Mr. Taft, I be
lieve, understand and ha practiced the
Jefferls Land Sheldon.
In ir-trodurlng Governor Sheldon, , A. W.
Jefferis said. "It Is the aim of a true
boontcr to see hi city and stHte grow and
to enjoy prosperity and to knew that the
workman hi getting a good wage, and to
see the meichants rell their goods at a law
profit, great or small for after all It Is not
fate, but 'get up and git' that makes a
city great. It was an inspiring lght
eighteen month ego to see th lead'Of?
citizen of the state take up th banner or
Omaha and Nebraska and carry It to dis
tant atatea advocating the cauie of Omahu
and the atate, he flrat time W ever had
a governor who recognized that Douglas
county had one-eighth of the population
cf Omaha. Nebiaska has been raised tii
a high plan by rcuson of th young Hercu
les. His advice and counsel is that of an
upright and able man, and we are glad to
welcome George L. Phehl-n tonight
Sheldon Contrasts Parti.
"We realise a citlsens of Nebraska that
our interests are mutuale and if I have
don anything which make us proud that
we are Nebraskans, I am thankful," said
George L. Sheldon, governor of Nebraska,
and candidate for re-election.
"I will place the records of deeds done
by the republican party beside the promise
of the other parties. Two year ago we
pointed out specific remedies for thf busea
which had crept Into our government, and
I am glad to be able to stand here and say
they are now not only written on th
statute books, but are In force at thla time.
Do you think thei would have been .
terminal tax bill passed If It had hot been
for the republican party? All citlea are
reaping the benefit. Those remedial law
have accomplished something for th peopl
of thla state without destroying any Just
property interest. Th people never de
rived any benefit from the old maximum
freight law because th railroads beat
them to the courts. Plsce that beside the
IS per cent common freight bill, the Z-cent
passenger fare bill, the Sibley express bill
and th terminal tsx bill, which have saved
the people between $5,000,000 and tH.000,000.
Every one of those law ar in force and
effect at the present time. Compare that
record with the record of the democratic
party and you will see there Is quite a dif
ference. Let the democrats give you tha
record of what tliry have done end not
talk so much.
Buacomho In Democratic Talk.
"I think there ia eonslderablo buncombe
In the attitude of some of the democratic
candidates. You might think that after
the failure of 18M aome democrat would
bav introduced a bank guaranty till, but