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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Pessimistic Feelinj Pre
don Orer Balkan Prk.
Movement of Cretans and Se.
Delay Negotifttioni.
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Subject of Kinsr Peter Clamor for
Turkish Government neporled to
Hit lent. WarshlMi to Samoa
to 4se1l Hebelllon.
Albania Revolt.
BKRLIN. Oct. 8 It la reported her that
Arnauta of Albania Uav declared their In
dependence of Turkey. The rumor, how
var, lacka confirmation. .
LONDON, Oct. 8 Mora pesslmlstlo feel
ings prevail here today with retard to the
poaalbl early settlement of the near cast
em queattnn. The demands of the Cretana
for annexation to Greece and the protest
of the Servian government against the an
nexation of Boanla and Hersegovnlft have
Introduced further difficulties. These, It
Is believed, win aaeuredly be finally over
come by the British government, but thoy
re delaying- the negotiations. Great Brit
ain has no objection to the annexation of
Crete, to Greece at the proper time If the
Cretans no desire, but It considers that the
moment chosen to bring about this chango
Is Inopportune and It will oppose It.
With regard to Bervla the Foreign office
has Just received the Servian note of pro
teat and has not had time to consider It.
Brrvla, like the other Balkan states, haa
Just cause for complaint, but British offl
rlals do not take a serious view of the re
ported threats of precipitate war between
fk-rvla and Boanla and Hersogovlna.
Servians Clamor for War. -VIENNA,
Oct. 8. Information has
reached the government - that Bervla Is
planning the organisation of a guerilla war
fare In Bosnia and Heraegovlnu. It la pro-,
posed to flood tbeae two provinces with
armed bands.
. Austria Is taking precautionary steps to
protect Its frontier. The railroad tunnel
near the fortress of Peterwardeln, In Hun
gary, ta now held by troops.
BELGRADE, Oct. 8. The olamor for war
with Austria-Hungary because of the oc
cupation of Bosnia and Hersegovlna is
growing here constantly and scenes of
wild enthusiasm are being witnessed tn
the streets of Belgrade.
This morning a mob of demonstrator
forced Its way to the precincts of the
palaoe ad demanded tee King Peter.
The, crowd wni'so ' tfreaf that troops and
gendarmes finally had to be called out.
Warships Beat to Samoa.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct 8. The procla
mation of the union of the Island of Crate
with Greer- may not be accepted by
Turkey without retaliation. It Is reported
here today that th Turkish government
has ordered fijur of US warahlpa, which
are at presont at Smyrna, to proceed to the
Islend of Samoa. Theae vessels are the
cruiser MedJIdleh and three torpedo boats.
Samoa Is a Oreek Island and pays an an
nual tribute to Turkey.
The Greek minister to Turkey today pre
sented to tha ports a communication from
Ms government announcing that the people
of Crete had spontaneously proclaimed the
union of that island with Greece. He as
sured tha Turkish government that Greece
wua not responsible for the proceedings of
the Cretlans. and expresaed the hope that
this action would nut disturb the present
friendly relations between th two powers.
It Is feared her that this hops can hardly
be realized.
Grand Traak Management ia Canada
ta Subject to Sever Crit
icism. LONDON, Oct. a Th report presented
today by Blr Charles Rivers Wilson, presi
dent of the Grand Trunk railway of Can
ada, at the saml-annual meeting of the.
company waa adopted only after an acri
monious discussion and sharp criticisms of
the management. On of th shareholders,
amid applause, declared that he was not
at ail aatlafled with th accuracy or the
honsty ct th accounts and that h so seri
ously distrusted the alleged economies that
ha doubted their real ty. The president ad
mitted that the report was disappoint. ng.
but said It was not discouraging. He said
also he wj ratlsfled that the worst of the
repression that had prevailed throughout
North America nu now over.
Mra. Flora Avery Finds Daaghter la
Kew York City, Where
rattier Took Her.
NEW TORK, Oct. a. -Myrtle Barber, who
waa kidnaped by her father several years
ago, has been released from th Catholle
protectory of Weatcheater and given Into
the care of her mother, Mra. Flora Avery,
who obtained a writ of habeas corpus from
Justice Blanehard.
Mrs. Avery haa attempted to get poe
seaalon of her daughter, but the case waa
put 'over until Friday. In the meantime,
Mra. Avery convinced the protectory of
ficials that she was th girl's mother and
they concurred In th habeas corpus pro
ceedlnga. Mrs. Avery and her daughter
are now on their way to Mra, Avery's
South Dakota home.
Mrs. Avery's first husband, George
Barber, deserted her thirteen years ago,
when Myrtle was a little girl, and came
to New York with th baby. H took the
aame of Stafford and when the girl waa
12 year or age, he put her out aa a nurae
girl. She lost her poaltion and waa found
wandering In Carnarile by the police. She
aa later committed to the protectory.
The father became Involved in a shooting
tcrap in Harlem and waa sentenced for
tarrying ooacealed weapons. He there told
bis lawyer. John Helnselman, his whole
itory. Mr. Helnselman found the girl and
ornmunU ated with Mrs. Avery, who had
tlvtirced Barber and married Mr. Avery.
Mrs. Avery Immediately came from
Ipearftab, S. D. to New York to recover
ler daughter. Myrtle Barber la now U
tears old.
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Democratic leaders have decided, that
Mr. Bryan shall make a trip in New York,
before the campaign closes, with another
speech In Madison Square garden.
rage a
Congressmsn Sherman finished his long
campaign In the went last night. 7 age a
W. J. Bryan delivered an address before
the Waterways congress at Chicago and
a letter was read from J. J. Hill. Pag 1
Governor Hughea In his speech at fet.
Joseph said that Tammany hall was
lined up against the reform that the
people of the east have won. Page 1
The Iowa Central strike that haa been
in effect alnce April has been ended by
compromise. Page 1
Leaking gaa caused the death of four
Italians In a tenement house at Water
bury, Conn. Pag X
Servians are demanding war against
Austria In return for the seizure of their
two provinces. Pag 1
State Presbyterian synod In session at
Wayne. Page 3
Superintendent Davidson recommends
moving Lothrop school annex north of
Fort street. Pag
Failure of Governor Lind of Minnesota
to show up at meeting Wednesday a sore
disappointment to the democrats. Pag S
Chicago ranch corporation people ap
pear to have been doing a big business
In land relinquishments. page a
National Wool Growers' association
committee visits Omaha and looka Into
clalma of the city for the association's
wool warehouse and members appear to
bo Impressed with the facilities offered.
.. Pa T
Rural letter carrier" convention get
ting down to association politics and cau
cuses on officers are now In order.
arPOBT. '
Reaulta of the ball games:
Chicago vs. New York -S.
7 Washinugton vs. New York S.
Chicago won the National league pen
nant from New York, 4 to 2, and will
play the world's championship aeries, be
ginning Saturday at Detroit Page 11
Defeat for Mrs. Bprague waa the result
of the golf conteat for women at St.
Louis yesterday. Page 11
comcxRciAx avs utstitkiax.
Live atock markets. Page
Grain markets. Page
Stooka and bond. Page
Fort. Arrtd. 8114.
NEW YORK Pr.tld.nt (treat... la ura,
NEW YORK Mljmtlc t.ncanla,
NEW YOKK II. d' Italia Rjm.
ROl'THAMHTON..Cnrnuaia Salonl.
aiil'THAMPTON K. w. r Orone.
LIVERPOOL TeulMle Caroula
NAPLES HtTertnri.
BOSTON Lake Erie.
Eleven Mea and Two Women Killed
When Building; at Rlchford,
Vt., Is Wrecked.
HICHFORD. Vt., Oct a With a con
cuaalon which shook th entire village, a
large grain elevator, having a capacity of
6O0.U0O bushels, exploded lata today, cous
in the death of eleven workmen and two
women. Th explosion blew off the entire
roof of the building, scattering timbers in
all directions, and instantly flames burst
out Mrs. John Jellfor, who waa walking
near the elevator, waa burned to death
The elevator was owned jointly by the
Canadian Pacific and Boatoa tk. Maine rail,
roads, and was occupied by the Quaker
Oats company of Chicago. The flames ars
supposed to have ben started by spon
taneous combustion. The elevator and its
contents were destroyed, causing a loss o(
Th dead:
WORKMAN, name unknown.
Seventy-Nine Thonaand Aero In th
Shoshone Irrigation Dis
trict. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8.-tBpecial Tele
gram.) Approximately 71000 acres of land
which were withdrawn from any form or
disposition whatever under the public land
laws In connection with the Shoahon Irri
gation project In. Wyoming have been re
stored to the public domain and will be
come a'ibject to settlement on and after
December 'i. 9jt, but shall not be subject
to entry, filing or selection until January
K. la. These lands lie In township T
and 8 south, range to 28 east of the
principal meridian In Montana.
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Gllmore
City, route t, Benjamin Kydd carrier. Qua
Doeringfleld substitute; Ode-bolt, route t,
Oscar W. Laraoa carrier. Ira M. fcVlby sub
stitute. South Dakota Mt. Vernon, route
4, C. O. Hoppeck carrier, Inard Hvlger
eon, substitute,
Kansas, Michigan and Texaa Pat Up
a Slate.
Cram of Michigan and MrMahon of
Texaa Both Wish to Ram for
Secretary Against Pree-'
eat laeimbeat.
8 130 Convention called to order.
t:40 Election of officers.
11 il5 Beleetloa of place for asxt con
vention. 11:30 Convention closed.
Car ride, g-nesta of Xebraska a ssoola
tloa. I
Delegates from Michigan, Kansas and
Texas met secretly in caucus In a secluded
room at the Oma hotel Wednesday even
ing and laid plans to capture the important
offices of the National Rural Letter Car-
i rlers' association. Their slate la yet sub
ject to revision. The Important offices
ere those of president and secretary, for
these are the most Influential and Inci
dentally the only ones to which salaries
It Is stated that neither E. A. McMahon
of Texaa or Vice President Crum of Mich
igan, both leaders In the caucus, has yet
decided which shall run for secretary and
which for president. It 'Is declared that
each prefera to run for the placa. now
held by Cull of Massachusetts, both feel
ing that there la more show to txiat him
than President Lindsay.
In view of the strength which Frey of
Indiana Is showing for the vice presidency,
friends of Mrs. Ruth Kenyon of Nebraska
have about decided that It would be inju
dicious to place her In nomination.
Whether the present administration Is re
elected or not, ' Frey seems likely to land
the second place. The' duties of this of
fice are nominal, but hli friends say that
he wants It because It Is believed that
one more year will ' content Lindsay aa
president,, and then the Hoosler would be
In excellent poaltion to run for chief of
ficer. ' ' '. .':
. Frank Cunningham of South Omaha Is'
declared to be ' allied with the Texas-Kansas-Michigan
combination, but may
have a hard time swinging Nebraska Into
line agalnat Lindsay, who has ma,ny
friends In this state.
The question of the new officials of the
association became a burning one Thurs
day and threw Into temporary eclipse the
tight for the next convention, although
partisans did not let up In their efforts.
On account of Portland's brilliant cam
paign it is thought to have a likely chance
for the honor. Delegate Golna haa en
Hated the active aid of the Omaha Com
mercial club and la successfully pulling
many wires.
An appeal for postal savings depositories
waa made at the Thursday morning ses
sion by Postal Inspector Thompson of
Omaha, who was followed by Splllman,
superintendent of rural delivery of Wash
ington. .The latter made aa urgent 'appeal
for the parcels post.
Chan ares la Constitution.
X dreary dlscuason of proposed amend
ments to th constitution of the National
Rural Ietter Carriers association yester
day afternoon was suddenly Interrupted by
the Intelligence that Delegate J. W. Bra
siel of Mansfield, Mo., 'had been taken 111
with appendicitis and waa about to be re
moved to a hospital for an operation.
Jo Rogers, a fellow Mlssourlan, brought
the news. "I don't know If the convention
will wish to take any action," said he.
"but 1 want to say that Braslel Is one of
the best fellows In our state and Is the
father of six children."
Half a doaen delegates Jumped to their
feet clamoring for recognition. But Golna
of Oregon managed to catch the president's
eye. "I think, Mr. President," said the
Portland man. "wo ought to do something
for Mr. Braztel. I shall consider It an
honor to V" off." So saying the speaker
slapped a 18 gold piece on the president's
The whole convention was now on Its feet
and making for the rostrum. President
Lindsay promptly nominated three collect
ors to pass the hat and these soon had
brought In a sum a few cents less than
$100. Half of the delegates to the conven
tion were not present at the time and the
sum will be considerably Increased today,
dtlllrnan on Parcels Post.
The address of Superintendent of Deliv
ery Stlllman on the parcels post bore fruit
during tha afterroon In the shape of a dec
laration brought In by the committee on
resolutions favoring the project. This was
adopted by the committee, as was a reso
lution that tha motto of the organisation be
"Better Roads, Higher Education and a
Greater Association."
The report of the finance committee was
then adnp'ted and tha committee on con
stitution finally had Its Innings. It report
was read by Chairman O. L. Stelnbrecker
of Mt. Healthy, O., and produced great
debate, although It was now after p. m.
The report recommended the dropping of
the clause of the constitution which raises
the per csplta tax paid by the state asso
ciations from SO cents to II and also the
clause providing that the national associa
tion pay the expense of state delegates to
the national convention. Stelnbrecker ar
rived here almost a minority of on In
favor of thle action, but by persistent ham
merlng swung his committee and almost
the whole convention round to realise that
: the association's life would be greatly en
! ilangered unless they followed hie lead. At
7 p. m. the delegatea left for Council Bluffs
for a banquet and program given by the
Iowa association.
Poata oad Postal Savlagra
Banks Endorsed.
DES MOINES, la.. Oct S. Postal eav
Inga banka and parcels posts were both
warmly endorsed by First Assistant Post
master General Charles P. Granfleld In
his addreaa to the fifth annual conven
tion of the fourth-class postmasters to
day. Syracuse, N. Y., gets tha next con
vention In October, 10.
Arbitration Treaty Signed.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 The proposed ar
bitratlon treaty between China and tha
United Statea was signed at tha State de
pertinent today, Wu Ting-fang, the Chi
nese mlnlstor, acting on behalf of tha Chi
nose government and Secretary Root on
behalf of the American government.
Mirage at HessUla.
HONOLULU, Oct. a A marvelous mirage
waa witneaaed here yrabsrday, an exac
reproduction of th Pacific fleet appearing
In the southern sky. The fleet . la now
approaching this port from Samoa, but
Ita distance la not known.
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Bryan's Latest Fallacy is Twin of Old
18 to 1 Theory. "
At Toseka He Aiswrs' Recent
Charges Made Aaralaat II Ira an
Account of Co raps I gn Fond
WICHITA, Kan., Oct. a "Vot for Mr.
Bryan'a new proposals and you will sup
port the next of kin, the heir-at-law, the
very twin of Mr. Bryan'a old 16-to-l policy."
This assertion waa made by Governor
Hughea of New York to the voters of Kan
sas today in a speech-making tour In the
stato which culminated here tonight Gov
ernor. Hughes spoke at eight towns to as
semblies of farmers, railroad operatives and
business men.
At Herrlngton, Kan., after leaving St.
Joseph, Mo., Governor Hughes, pointing
his finger at a crowd of worklngmen, de
clared: "Don't let anybody tell you that
Mr. Taft is not the friend of labor. Mr.
Tart has done more for labor than has any
of his opponents. While his opponents
have been Indulging in new policies gotten
up to catch your fancy, the republican can
didate haa had his coat off and with sleeves
rolled up has been tackling somo of the
hardest Jobs that ever confronted this coun
try." In a speech at Topeko Governor Hughes
said attacks had Dee.n recently made upon
him In connection with contributions to his
campaign fund while running for governor
two years ago and he took occasion to
reply to them.
Speeeh at Wichita.
: When the governor arrived here the an
nouncements for his reception read: "Mr.
Hughes will be welcomed by a calliope,
four braas bands, citizens on horseback j
and a few on foot." j
Governor Hughes said:
1 have become convinced that the voters
of the middle west are not going to be
Influenced next month by any claptrap.
Mr. Bryan told you eume yeara ago that .
the only remedy for the valvatlon of the
country was IS to 1. Now we have no
limit to our gratification that the coun
try did not have to be saved that way.
But he hae got a lot of new remedies
which he proposes we ehall take and says
that an ounce of remedy Is worth a
pound of fault finding. An ounce of his
new remedies would kill any Industry,
you may be sure. We do not want to have
to kill to cure. We do not want to crip
ple business in order to eradicate some
of the abuses of it. We do not-wHh to
have to abandon reforms already under
way for revolutionary schemes which
have never been tried.
Aasivera Anonymous Attack.
Before tho arrival of Governor Hughea at
Topeka handbills opposing Mr. Taft and
mentioning the New York governor had
been distributed In the crowd. It was not
Indicated on the handbills by whose au
thority they had been circulated. Gov
ernor Hughes said:
Whllo going through the middle west,
talking to the people on the Issues of this
campaign, I have not Indulged In personal
abuae, nor have I made any reflection upon
the motives or character of our opponents.
Now, I find myself followed by efforts
to create prejudice by scurlllous insinua
tions. I find efforts made to reflect upon
my own character and purpose by refer
ences to contributions to iny campaign
funds in New York two yeara ago. The
contributions that were made when I ran
for governor of New York against Mr.
Hearst had nothing whatever to do with
my purpoees. my policies or my official
action. When 1 waa nominated for gov
ernor I nailed my flag to the mast and
there .It haa been floating ever since. It
stood for favors to none and Justice to all.
It stood against every form of special
privilege at the expense of the public wel
fare. It stood against every effort to
pervert the machinery of government to
selfish purposes. As soon as I was In
ducted Into office 1 rrepared a plan for
tha effective regulation of our publlo ser
vice corporations, to prevent depredations
and financial freebootlng. Today the reac
tionary fon-ea of New York everybody
that ie desirous to have license to prey
upon the peoile Is trying to down me and
rebuke my administration.
If. after the toll and work of the last two
years, it Is possible to successfully asperse
(Continued oa Second FagaJ
The Joys of Satan
He Attends a Pleasant Lie Fett!
Railroads of Conntry Adopt Form Ad
vised by Interstate Com
merce Commission.
NEW YORK, Oct 8. All the 41 roads
lt th official classification territory, ex
tending west to th Mississippi and south
to tbo'tnvui river, will put Into.effect oq
November 1 new rules requiring' aft'shlo-
ments to be mart tinder new form of bill
of lading, which. has been approved by the
Interstate Commerce commission. . The
terms of the bill of lading determine the
carriers' responsibility to the shipper In
care of damage or loss. It Is the belief of
the railroads that the new bill of 'lading
will greatly lessen Hie friction between
the carriers and shippers In respect to
claims for damages to freight.
In order to enforce the use of the new
form of bill of lading, the railroads will
rrake the acceptance of tha new form a
condition of accepting freight at published
rales. A ahlpper who dcea not ship under
the new form of lading will have to pay
10 per cent additional to the published
CHICAGO, Oct. 8. The western railroads
have practically decided to adopt the same
uniform bill of lading that nas been ac
cepted by the eastern roads. It 1s under
stood that the western classification com
mittee has asked the Interstate Commerce
commission for authority to adopt the pro
visions of the eastern bill of lading on
November 1, Instead of the classification
provisions which they have filed. .
This action by the western roads Is said
to have greatly simplified the situation re
garding the uniform bill of lading. Many
of the shippers were dissatisfied with the
eastern bill of lading because the western
classification has eliminated the curriers'
risk clause, which exacted a higher freight
The eastern bill of lading exacts a 10 per
cent advance on the regular rates If the
bill of lading is not used.
Comptroller Murray Will Pnt
Into Effect to Divide Ip
WASHINGTON. Oct. a Comptroller of
the Currency Murray announced today
that ha would put Into Immediate action a
plan for the formation of eleven districts
of national bank examiners, with a chair
man examiner In charge at each of the
following cities: Boston, New York, Phil
adelphia, Pittsburg, Nashville, Chicago,
Mlru-sapoHs, Kansas City, Fort Worth,
San Franclaoo and Denver.
Th chairman In each district will com
pile quarterly reports to the comptroller
of tha reporta of the examlnera covering
the states in each of the lists.
Italian at Waterbary, Conn., Suc
cumb to Fumes Escaping
la Building.
WATERBVRY. Conn., Oct. 8. Uluminat
In gas, leaking Into and permeating sleep
ing rooms In an Italian boarding house on
Bank street, kept by Oulseppl Santoro,
claimed four young Italian men for Us
victims today, and, but for the opportune
passing the house of Antonio De Maroo,
tho dead might have been more than twice
that number. Besides the dead, eight men
and two women were found either uncon
scious or partly so from the gas fumea
which they had breathed when the police,
whom De Marco had called, entered tha
Iowa Central Men and Company
Come to Terms at
MARSH ALLTOWN, la.. Oct. 8.-Bettle-ment
of the Iowa Central railway shop
men's strike, which haa been on sine April
12, was effected today after two days' con
ference. The men will return to work Mon
day. The shops remain union. A general
advance of 1 cent Is granted over the
amount received when the strike waa de
clared, but the advance la e-jveral centa
under tho demand of th men at th time
of th alrik.
State Committee Greatly Pleased with
the Tour of Governor Hughes.
t One 'Able to Tell State Officials
Who W oe Treasurer of the Dem
cratlo State . Committee
Four Yeara Aaro.
(From a Stsff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 8. (Special.) The repub
lican state committee Is exceedingly happy
over the trip of Governor Hughes of New
York through- Nebraska, and regrets only
that more people of the state did not have
an opportunity to hear him discuss the real
Issues of the campaign. There Is no doubt
In the minds of the committee officials
that the Hughes trip was a vote getter.
There Is no doubt also In the minds of the
committee officials that If Nebraska could
vote In New York next November there
would be no chance for the defeat of the
New York executive, whether the democrats
stuffed the ballot boxes or not.
In the opinion of Governor Sheldon, ' who
was on the Hughes train throughout the
trip, end of Senator Norris Brown, who for
a portion of the trip waa with t he governor,
the issues of the present campaign were
never more baly discussed than by Governor
Hughes. He was clearcui In his argument,
dlBmussed many of the "isms" of Bryan as
having no place In the campaign and abso
lutely without the province of the president
to bring about.
For Instanoe, he told about the democrats
Bhoutlng for the election of United Stats
senators by direct vote of the people, and
he called attention to the fact that the con
stitution provided Just how this could be
done and the president could not change It,
and there was no reason for It being a
part of the campaign. Many states, he
said, had secured practically the popular
election of senators by pledging the legis
lature In convention or at the polls. Mr.
Hughes did not 'mention what states, but
many In the audiences knew Nebraska wua
one and the action was brought about by
the republican party without any outside
assistance or encouragement from thv
Bryan party.
In another Inatance Mr. Hughes referred
to tha Bryan Idea of th guaranty of bank
deposits, which he said should be no part
of tha national campaign and was not an
Issue. The Issue along this line, he said,
waa "whether we would have money to de
posit." This also struck a responsive
chord In the hearts of the people he ad
dressed. The climax of the trip came at Hastings
last night, when Governor Hughes and
former Attorney General Monnett of Ohio
talked to the same audience In the opera
house. A peculiar set of circumstances
made this poaslble. The democrats hsd se
cured the opera house for their Monnett
meeting, while the republicans had put up
a large tent for Governor Hughea. The
heavy rains made it Impossible to use the
tent, and when this was discovered the
democrats found that the train upon which
their speaker waa coming to the city was
late. The democrats then offered the
opera house to -Governor Hughes. Th
stage waa decorated with Bryau and Kern
plcturea and many flags and colors. The
setting was Ideal for a good democratic
meeting and the audlenc waa composed
largely of democrats.
Makes Hit at Outset.
Governor Hughes won his audlenc In the
beginning when ha said:
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citlcens: 1
thsnk yoti for this greeting. I am particu
larly glad to mite the arrangements under
which this meeting is held. I thoroughly
believe that political campaigns can be
conducted with courtesy and candor; that
we can have true public diacrealon and
analysis of the merits of opposing condi
tions. That is the wsy In which American
government is Intended to work. What
ever may be our partisan differences, we
all desire progress. We are all American
cllisena. We are all devoted' to the flag
ami take pride In tha honor of our country;
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Democratic Candidate Addresses Con
vention in Chicago.
Nebraskan Given Oration When Ho
Rises to Speak.
Letter from James J. Hill Read by
Congressman Rainy. .
Case of Kansas City Is Prrseated by
Congressman E, C. Ellis of Mis
souri Lafayette Yoana:
CHICAGO. Oct. 8. Addresses by Wil
liam Jennings Bryan and Olfford Plnihot,
tho latter being chairman of tha National
Conservation commission, the reading of
a letter from J. J. Hill, short addresses
by delegates and a big teceptlon at the
Coliseum tonight were the features of the
necond day of th convention of tho
Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Waterways con
gress. Mr. Bryan, who spoke earnestly
In favor of deep waterways, not only
from the lakes to thn gulf, but In other
sections where additional transportation
facilities were needed, was given an en
thuntastlc reception, which was a dupli
cate of that given to Mr. Taft yesterday.
Resolutions adopted by th convention
commented upon the exceptionally strong
arguments of Mr. Hill and Mr. Plnchot
A stockholders' meeting kept Mr. Hill
from attending tha convention and his.
letter was read by Congressman Ralney
of Illinois.
At tha conclusion of Mr. Plnchot'a
speech a committee of six was appointed
to co-operate with the chairman of the .
National Conservation commission. Short
speeches by delegates followed.
Plea for Lower Missouri.
Congressman E. C. Ellis at Missouri
spoke from the viewpoint of "the two Kan
sas cities on the other side of the great
state of Missouri." "I wish you would
bring In your imagination for a minute,"
said Mr. Ellis. "Look at the map of the
Mississippi valley as we se it from Kansas
City. If you do, you will see traced down
from this point from Lake Michigan south
westerly this projected arm of the Great
Lakes, SK) miles. You will see irsced up '
from tidewater, the Gulf of Mexico, 1,200
miles or mora northward to Cairo, and then
1W miles further northwest, wher It con
verges with the arm of the Great Lakes at
the very mouth of th great Missouri river.
If you have that picture In your mind, you
will not need to know, if you do not al
ready know It, but' one further fact to
catch our vision and understand why these
Kansas pities and all the great area 'for
wliloh they 'stand are kn'.tr"d Into this
great enterprise. Those imtt converge at
tha east end of 400 mile of splendid rivers,
a stretch which the engineers without dis
sent agree can be tiansformed Into a chan
nel of commerce of tha same depth and of
like capacity with any other stretch of
river In the Mississippi vmiey, and for one
half to two-thirds th expense of any other
like stretch In that valley," 1
D. K. Kllnk of Chicago announced him
self as a commercial traveler and declared
that the men of his calling were deeply In
terested in the deep waterway movement
He declared that the American people had
been Indifferent and neglected their duty
in permitting the degeneracy of th national
CongresHman Lorrlmer of Illinois traced
the waterways In Illinois.
Lafayette Young of Des Moines said: '
"The American has been proud in the
consciousness that he. lived In a country
whoso natural resources could never be
destroyed or perish. He destroyed the
forests of Ohio and Indiana, and now
he must replant them. That Is character
let c of hla entlie career. Now for the
first time we are calling bait. We are
compelled to economise to make every
thing go further in our commerce or In the
fierce competi Ion of the buslnesi worold
to go out of business."
Addreaa of Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Bryan allowed only a trace of hoarse
ness when he began speaking. ' His ad
dress was repeatedly Interrupted by laugh
ter or applause as he made some humorous
touch, or drove home an argument In be
ginning Mr. Bryan related a few humorous
stories which caused much laughter. Ha
then said
"I am glad to meet with those who as
semble here in the Interests of the develop
ments of the waterways of this country.
I am In hearty sympathy with you. You
cannot give the people too good facilities
for transportation of their merchandise.
"If you tell me you want to improve the
Mississippi I tell you that Is all right, I
will help you improve Just as far as you
please, and rrake the canal aa wide aa
you please and as deep as you please, and
when you get to Improving the Mla4salppi
will start out all alona If necessary to Im
prove every river that emptlea Into the
Mississippi. Weter transportation la tha
natural transportation. God made th
rlvera, man made tha railroads. Tha rivers
were the means before th railroads war
Invented and while the railroads hav
given ua speed. It haa not given ua the
cheapness that the river gives. And speed
la not the only thing. The railroad can
not rival the water course In cheapness
and then there la another advantag that
the water course haa.
Waterman the Cheaper.
I'The time has come when the land avail
able for homesteads Is being well taken up,
and when theae lands are occupied, then,
Instead of aendlng people Into new fields
to lay out new states we must begin to
take smaller sections and develop the lands
more thoroughly, and with that will com
a preaslng need for better transportation.
Wo are an exporting nation. If a bushel
of wheat sells for tl In London and It take
10 centa to get It from the farm to London
the farmer gets to centa a buahsl for hla
wheat. If you can so Improve transporta
tion that the farmer-can get his wheat
from his farm to Liverpool for 26 cents you
have added 26 cents to the farmer's prlco
for his wheat It Is a fact that It la ad
mitted that the railroad cannot carry''
freight 'as cheaply aa tho boat can and
therefore every farmer ia Interested In es
tablishing water communication wherever
water communication Is possible.
"I think f have given a reason therefore
why everybody ahould he Interested In this
matter of cheaper 'transportstlon. And
what I say In regard to the Mississippi
valley I want to say also In regard to the
land that Ilea on the eastern alope of th
Alleghenlea and on th western slope of