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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 10.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1908 TEX PAGES.
SINGLE l)PY TWO CENTS.
NEW YOUR IS SAFE
Chairman Hitchcock Expresses Him
self Connri- tly on Outlook.
NEBRASR. X ALL EIGHT
Coast Are Also
Candidate for Vice -aident Pleased
JUDGE TAFT IN CINCINNATI
quiet Day In Hla Home City Precedes
Three Days Trie) Throuwh I u
dlana Short Addreaa to
NKW YORK, Oct. Zl.-On the eve of hi
last campaign visit to Chicago, where
he will remain two daya. Chairman Frank
Hitchcock of the republican natlrmal com
mltoe expressed himself more confidently
than at any time since he assumed the
management of the republican campaign.
He declared today that New York was
safe for the national and state tickets and
added that he was confident that Califor
nia, Oregon and Washington would give
large republican pluralities. He was satis
fied, also, he said, with conditions In Colo
rado, Nebraska and Kansas and he
thought Montana was safely republican,
though ho did not look for any overwhelm
ing pluralities In that state. As to Mis
souri. Kentucky and Maryland he regarded
the last state as surely republican and In
the other two he thought there was a
Vice Presidential Candidate James B.
Hhcrman made a hurried call at national
headqMarters today. He said the poll of
the stat.; which would be made public
the last of this week .would show that
a sweeping victory In New York state
could not be stopped.
Qtilet Day for Jndae Taft.
CINCINNATI. O.. Oct. 2J.-A day" of ab
solute quiet and rest was indulged In
by William II. Taft. who arrived here at
7 a. m., this morning. Mr. Taft went at
onco to the residence of his brother,
Chinies P. Taft. saying thst he would see
as few people as possible during the day.
that his voice might be Improved as much
Three days work In Indiana will begin
tomorrow and end Saturday night, when
the Taft special will start at once for New
Yory City. .Although It waa decided Mon
day, and so announced by Chairman
Hitchcock, that tle candidate would not
Co into Connecticut, the plan Is under
stood to have been changed to the extent
of I avlng Mr. Taft make one speech In the
Nutmeg state next Monday. Just where
t in effort Is to- be made has not yet been
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The t curriuMtlon of mall wh'.ch It will be
necessary for Judge Taft to attend to today
will be tiken care, of at the Taft residence,
II being tho Intention of the candidate
not IV visit his offices In the Blnton hotel.
Judge Taft tody was made a member of
the citizens Taft club of Cincinnati, an
nra.tnlsHtlon of recent growth. A com
n, litre yislted the Taft residence at noon
und the candidate was prevailed upon to
gn to the hendiiarters and address a meet
In? :'nre, held at 12:15 o.clock. After being
ili.ly drolled ah a member and Introduced
ti the Bothering. Judge Taft said that he
l.el'evrd In matters of this sort, and It
wnild not be immodest him to state that he
should vato with the club.
S'rloufly speaking, he auid nothing had
given him so much real gratification as
the movement of his friends, neighbors and
fi UowCownstnch. He commented on the
usefulness of the organlratlon, saying
that the carrying of the political discus
sion to the home by persons, who person
ally knew the Candida's was far more
c f.'ectlve than having such work done by
The car..lMate rpnkc of his former resi
dence in the eliy. his four years, absence
In 'he Philippines and four more years dur
ing which, he addrd with a smile, he hoped
II would not lie necessary for him to move
to the city, although he should always
maintain his home in Cincinnati.
His reception was an expression of ex
ceeding cordiality and after he had re
ceived the members of the club and the
ma IV others prerent, he returned to the
C. P. Taft residence to again resume the
iii!i uf tlie day. which he regards as the
iMf-miy iirerarmloti t. the continuous
.ir!: of the campaign which Is to keep
hi. n inj-'gvd until election morning,
v-.-t f All Rlssht.
AHHl.NC, l oN, Oct ;i HroHldi nt Roose
vi It toclMi In M ,i long c 'lifeM-m e with Ben.
a'.or Dixuu uf Muntii: a. c.iuhnian of the
republican ypakcrh lirreuil at Chicago.
Striator L'lxon auve the president some
glowing optimistic reports for the lam
patgn In the west and told him Judge Taft
would carry that section, with the possible
exceptions of Colorado and Nevada. Sen
ator Dixon left tonight for Montana.
HUDSON RIVER BOAT BURNS
Konr Persona Perlih In Klre that
rtorna Uleanter New urk at
NEWBURG. N. Y.. Oct. a.-It was de
finitely learned today that four persons
perished In the burning of the Hudson
liver steamer New York, at Marvels ship
yard, here today.
The colored men bad been paid yester
day and besides their clothing most of
them lost their money, in some cases as
much as IJCO. Today the charred bodies
of four of the colored men employed on
the steamer were found below decks In the
men's sleeping quarters aft.
Borne citizens who had ventured aboard
were almost hemmed In by the fire and
barely escaped with their lives. The wind
blew hard off shore and carried the flames
out in the river away from the shipyard
building. A small barge lying near the
burning steamer caught fire and floated
vjt Into the stream, a charred hulk. At
aHous times during the morning the
flames communicated to the shipyard, but
were estigulshed. Every part of the ves
sel that was combustible was destroyed
and nothing Is left of the beautiful river
steamer, but the charred hull, broken In
two. with a mass of twisted steel and Iron
work. The origin of the fire la not yet
known, but It la stated that It was caused
by the explosion of a lamp between decks.
The vessel cust more than fVw.uuu snd wa
ranihsnd at euat of IIO.WU.
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
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FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY Partly cloudy and cooler
1K NEBRASKA Partly cloudy and
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy Thursday,
with probably showers In east and central
portions; cooler Thursday.
Tompernturea at Omaha , yesterday :
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President Roosevelt, In a letter to Sena
tor Knox, makes an extended review of
labor Issues of campaign and asks Mr.
Bryan If democratic party Intend to
legalize secondary boycotts. Page 1
Kdgar Howard has been selected to be
the "editor" of the democratic mattwr.to
be published In the Lincoln State Journal
and other "republican" newspapers which
have sold their space to the democratic,
state committee. Page 1
Chairman Hitchcock, In an Interview
before leaving New York for Chicago, ex
pressed himself a3 well pleased with the
progress of the campaign. Fags 1
Frank H. Jones, a Chicago banker, naa
renounced the democratic party because
of the belief? of Bryan. Fage 2
The Klnkald act has resulted in an In
creaae In the population of Nebraska and
has revealed the strength of Congrejsman
Klnkald In the national house. Page 1
Judge Taft spent a quiet day at Cin
cinnati, being received Into membership
In the Cltliens' Taft club of the city.
W. J. Bryan made another visit to Ohio
yesterday. Fage 2
Colonel Taylor escaped from the nlsht
riders after a most thrilling adventure.
Women suffragists will post bills In
their Interest at election booths over the
United States. Fa 2
More Omaha and South Omaha man are
Included In the lifts of winners t the
Dallas land drawing. Fags 3
The Hudson river boat New York burned
at Newburg yesterday morning, three
lives being lost. Page 1
National association of Woman's Chrts
tlon Temperance union will convene this
week- etOenver.. . - - 3
The Thaw case has Tee taken to 'the
United States court of appeals'. Pare 1
Hon of J. W. Kern Is . taken seriously
111 at his home In Indianapolis. Page 1
Reports to Odd Fellows' grand lodge
show Increase In membership during the
year of 1,400. Page 3
General More of Mathews & Mathews
at Callaway destroyed by fire. Fags 3
Politicians In the Real Estate exchange
are headed off In their effort to have the
exchange placed on record as favoring
the bank guaranty. Page S
Democratic record of fight against the
terminal tax law. Page 8
Mrs. Ruser will stand trial for com
plicity In the attempt upon the life of
her husband. Page 3
Corn show is arranging for number of
special daya. Fags 10
COMMERCIAL AND HTSUSTKIAXi.
Live stock markets. Page 7
llraln markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. Page 7
UOTIMIKTI OP OCEAK STXAMIHIF8.
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WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Attorney Rash In Washington on
Business with the Department
tKrr.in a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21. -(Special Tele-
grm.-8. H. Rush of Omaha, formerly
asulatant district attorney of Nebraska and
now special assistant to the attorney sen
erul in charge of land prosecutions In the
k ..ui i. I , Wo.htnvhin nn matters con-
nccted with the Department of Justice. Mr.
Rush la kauguine that Nebraska will glvi
Its electoral vote to Taft.
Mr. Uutxun Borglum. the famous sculp-
tor, who Is In Washington tod ly on matters
mill. 1. . CI.A. .l..n . I . I II. wl I '
go at once to Omaha to give whatever aid
.and comfort he can to his sisU-i, Mrs.
Dniicw. whose husband died MmnUv.
The secretary of the Interior has signed
a corjtraet on behalf of the United States
with J. K. Hilton of Vt-le, 8. D.. for the
construction of a portion of the lateral
system of the Belle Fourche irrigation pro
ject Involving the excavating of approxi
mately KC.WO ruble yards of material at a
cost of SlT.Stl The socretary of the in
terior today approved the selection of South
Dakota of 9. COO acres Indemnity school
lands located In the Rapid City land dis
trict. The postmaster general has allowed the
postmaster at Masm City, la., one addi
tional letter carrier from November 1.
KERN'S SON IS VERY ILL
Eight-Year-Ola Roy of Candidate
Suffers with Infantile
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. a.-John W.
Kern. Jr., the 8-year-old son of John W.
Kern, the democratic candidate for the
vice presidency, is seriously 111 In this city,
and Mrs. Kern has UlegTaphed Her hus
band to return to Indianapjl's at o'.ce Tlu
buy Is suffering !th Infantile parjlys.s.
COL. TAYLOR MAKES ESCAPE
Target for Volley After Volley from
FIVE HUNDRED SHOTS FIRED
Governor Patterson Offers Largest
Possible Reward for Larr Break
era and Calls Oat Mllltla
TIPTONVHXE, Tenn., Oct. . Un
harmed save for numeroua scratches re
ceived In a thirty-hour trip through un
familiar woods and the fatigue Incident
to the trip, without food and the mental
strain, Judgn R. Zaehory Taylor reached
here today after a miraculous escape from
night riders at Reelfoot lake, who mur
dered, his partner. Captain Quentln Ranklrs
night before last.
Judge Taylor's escape Is dire to a daring
dash f6r liberty while the night r'dors
were disputing among themselves the best
way to kill Mm. During the nest of the
discussion at a moment when the guard's
attention was" diverted. Colcnel Taylor
broke for freedom. Dashing a few yards
to the bank of a shallow Inlet of Reelfoot
lake, he plunged In.
A fusillade of ' bullets followed the fu-
gltlve, whose form was dimly discernible
In the growing dawn of approaching day
light. Wading and swimming the aged at
torney pushed forward. Bullets and stn.ill
shot fell on every side, but none stru.'k
Rite Saves Man's Life.
Near the bank opposite the firing night
riders. Judge Taylor threw up his tiarjds
and pitched forward heavily over a log
and lay Inert. Hundreds of shots were
fired Into the log by the night riders, but
not one pentrated . far enough to Injure
Colonel Taylor. Satisfied that their vie
Urn had met death and fearing that the re
peated sound of shots would arouse too
many residents In the neighborhood, the
might riders did not attempt to cross the
slough to examine the body. Colonel Tay
lor, however, lay for hours in the mud
and water, fearing that some one had
been left to watch.
At dawn, cautiously looking up and seeing
that his ruse had been successful. Colonel
Taylor arose and plunged Into the under
brush to fight his way to a friendly com
munity. Avoiding paths which might lead
to some unfriendly clearing Colonel Taylor
pushed his way slowly through the dense
woods. For hours he traveled In this man
ner, the sun his only guide. When night
came Colonel Taylor, still afraid to ap
proach a house, made hla couch on a bed of
leaves and slept until early morning.
News of Escape Sent Ont.
About S o'clock this morning Colonel Tay
lor, deoldlng that It would then be safe for
him to make Inquiry at a farm house, fol
lowed a path which shortly led Into a rough
road. Within a few minutes the fleeing
man came upon the home of Luther Ran
kin, overseer tor the extensive Harris In
terests and where the fugitive was given
breakfast. ' Mr. Rankin then rode to the
nearest telephone and sent a message Into
Tlptonvllle with the news that Colonel Tay
lor was safe. Soon after Colonel Taylor
and Mr. Rankin arrived here, being, met a
few miles from town by a posse of cltlxene'.
After being; Informed at Union City of
the safety of Colonel Taylor. Governor Pat
terson telephoned that he would start for
Colonel Taylor made the following state
ment: "Monday night last Captain Rankin and I
went to Reelfoot lake In response to a let
ter from a Mr. Carpenter In UrJon City,
who wanted to lease some timber lands.
On our arrival at the lake we went to tho
log house, or Ward hotel, and early nfter
supper retired. Sonie time during the night
we were aroused by some one knocking at
our door, and on opening the door a mob
of masked men were four.d standing In
the hall. We were ordered to dress, and
as the leader of the mob said he wanted
to talk to us, we put on our clothes and
accompanied the men to the back of the
lake, some distance from the hotel.
The leader of the mob talked with us,
telling us we were ' associating to much
with Judge Harris and were taking entirely
too much interest in the lake. He said that
the courts of Harris and the West Ten
nessee I .and company In prohibiting free
fishing wss causing the starvation of
women and children, and that something
hsd to be done.
Ko Harm Suspected.
"I never dreamed that the mob intended
us any harm, but Just then they threw a
rope around Captain Rankin's neck and
swung him to a limb. He protested and
said, 'Gentlemen, do not kill me." and the
! reply of the mob was a volley of fifty shots
"This waa the first evidence of any in.
, tention to harm us, and when the firing
i began I Jumped Into a bayou and made
for a sunken log. Behind this I hid and
the mob fired aeveral hundred shots Into
the log. They evidently believed I was
dead, for I heard one of them say, "He's
dead and let htm go,' and with that ho
rode am ay.
"I remained In the water until after the
mob waa out of hearing and went to an
island In the lake, where I remained all
day Tuesday. At night I started out and
walked all night, coming to a housn at n
o'c'ock this morning.
UNION CITY. Tern.. Oct. Zl.-Colonel R.
Z. Taylor, the aged Trenton lawyer, who
was taken from a hotel at Walnut Log at
the same time Captain Quintan Rankin
was lynched night before last, has turned
up near Tlptonvllle. Tenn., having escaped
I from ln, r,ht riders an hour after Cap
tan R,nkln waa hanged. The masked men
got into a dispute among themselves as
to what to do with Taylor, some favoring
killing him. while others wanted to hold
him so as to force a concession to the de
mands for free fishing on Reelfoot lake,
and. while they disputed.' Taylor Jumped
between hla guards and deaplte his years,
dashed to the edge of a bayou, leading
from the lake and plunged In. swimming
across. He was fired upon many times by
the night riders, but escaped In the dark
ness. He was lost and when daylight
came waa afraid to go back to Walnut Log
but waa found near Tlptonvllle this morn
ing. The militia ordered out by Governor Pat
terson has arrived, and. under the direction
of the governor, la being distributed
throughout the disturbed territory.
Governor Takes Firm Stand.
Governor Patterson gave out the follow
"I have offered the largest reward the
law will permit for the arrest and convic
tion of the assassins and have ordered out
troops. I have believed that the military
should be the last resort In a state gov
erned by law, but the time has now come
when it Is my duty as governor to use all
the power at my command to restore order
tn the region where these assassinationa
tCuutinucd en Page Two.)
New York Mall and Express.
K1NKA1D ACT. HELPS STATE
Will Re Means of Increasing Popula
tion in Nebraska.
BRINGS CORPORATE OPPOSITION
Efforts of Other fons:reaamen to Take
Similar Steps Hare Iteen Bit
terly Foua-nt All Along;
WASHINGTON. D. C. Oct. a.-Opecial)
There Is no test of a man's ability in any
department of public life more severe than
service In the house of .representatives;
there Is no place where so little difference
Is paid to reputation previously acquired
or to eminence wt f outside; aa place -where
so lHt'3 iofilderaCa Is shown for Ue fe wi
llies or failure of beginners. What a
man gains in the house he gains by sheer
force of his own character, an if he loses
and falls back, he must expect no mercy,
and will receive no sympathy. It Is a
field in which the survival of the strogest
Is the recognized rule, and where no pre
tenae can survive snd no glamor can mis
lead. The real man la discovered, hla
worth is Impartially weighed, his rank
Is Irrevocably decided. It is not the orator
who wins in congress, but the man. who
passes state-wide or general legislation
through his own Influence and ability.
When a member passes a bill of this char
acter bearing his namti he becomes a recog
nised national power. Such legislation
known as the Dlngley act. the McKlnley
act, the Wilson act, the Hepburn act, the
Curtis act. the Klnkald act, and other
bills, have made the authors famous not
only at home, but througnout the country.
The Klnkald Act.
The greateat legislative achievement for
the state of Nebraska, which will be a
pattern for general legislation In 'the r.ear
future. In the one-rfectlon homestead law,
known generally as the Klnkald act. There
has never ben n more Important piece of
legislation passed in congress for- Ne
braska since its admission as u, state. It
Is confidently estimated by the Washing
ton officials that the enactment of this
bill will mean a four-fold Increase of the
population of the Sixth district In the next
few years, and proportionately benefit the
vast stretch of country In the western half
I of the slate.
When the Klnkald act was passed tho
records hoed moie than 9.00O.0C0 acres
subject thereto, but mora than 2,0C0,OfO ad
ditional acres were uncavered. Not all
could get a WO-acre homestead, so that
upon a fair estimate there will he from
18.000 to 20.000 homesteads taken, a good
throo-fourths having already been occupied
under the law. As a direct result thii
! population has been Increased 60,000 to 75.-
i 000, with the prospects of a direct increase
! of 100.010 nnd on Indirect additional Increaae
of at leust 150.000. '1 his Increased popu
lation, says Congressman Klnkald, In
creeses business throughout the district
snd has been materially felt by com
mercial Interests In Omaha and IJncoln,
such as' wholesale and other business.
An Immigration agent of the Union Pa
cific railroad recently elated that Nebraska
bad become the first dairy state In the
union, and .In substance that the Klnkald
one-section act has been the greatest factor
In bringing that nbout.
Corporations Get Busy.
Strong effort was made the year after
the Klnkald law was enacted to pass bills
providing for one-section homesteads for
the state of South Dakota and Colorado,
but congress declined to give them favora
ble action because of powerful opposition
of corporate and other sinister interests.
Another measure known as the one-half
section homestead bill, which was made to
apply to all states and territories west of
Nebraska, excepting California, passed the
house, but failed In the senate. The failure
to enact land legislation in congress Is
further evidence that Congressman Kin
kaid'a efforts In behalf of the homestead
law affecting exclusively the state of Ne
braska was Indeed a master stroke.
The combined Interests of the Big Sixth
district are far larger and more varied than
those In other Nebraska districts, conse
quently the work encumbent upon Its repre
sentative Is more exacting -and trying then
upon others. But Congressman Klnkald
has been successful unusually succeaaful.
He showed his power to. legislate In the
national legislature when he passed the
one-section land bl& which met with seri
ous opposition from outside Interests. It
(Continued on Page Two.)
FOR THE FARMER TO PONDER
TXKAMAH, Hsb Oct. 80. (Spe
cial.) A vsry strong- follower of
William J, Bryan came Into the Im
plement establishment of one of
Bart county's thriving towns ons day
last week and purohased a lumber
wagon for which be paid $70 oash.
After paying for It ha remarked,
"XfSt's see. didn't X buy one of these
same wafons of yon a little ormt
fourteen years ago for $60?" The
dealer replied, "X think you did."
"That shows what the trusts ars
doing to the farmer," said the pur
chaser. The dealer studied a moment and
said, "If you remember you hauled me
600 bushels of corn to pay for that
wagon, too, didn't you How, If you
'will haul me soo bushels of corn this
week or nest X will let you have this
wagon, give you a new two-seated
'carUffe,. a - stew two-seatsd epriag-wag-oa,
a cream separator and give
you back the $70 you Just paid me."
The farmer had nothing- mors to
say. He went out and hitched his
team to the new wagon and drove
home to get another load of 60-cent
TORNADO IN NEW MEXICO
One Person Killed and Elahteen In
jured by Wind at Tacnnia
enrl. EL PASO, Tex , Oct. 21. Or.e person waa
killed and eighteen Injured and much
property was destroyed by a tornado at
Tucumucarl, N. M.. last night. J. S.
Owens' residence was blown over and his
8-year-old daughter was crushed to death
and his wife and 12-year-old son seriously
Injured. Many residences, houses and wind
mills were blown dowr..
At Hartford, forty nrilca south of Tu
cumcarl, on the plains, a number of
houses were wrecked. Thomas Jones and
Mrs. J. C. Hanklns, living In claim shanties,
were killed, their bodies being blown a
considerable distance Willi portions of their
In Quay valley, T. C. Williams was killed
by the wrecking of his shanty.
An area sixty miles wide was swept bare
by the storm.
MUSKOGEE, Okl., Oct. 21.-A cloud hurst
early today between McLoud and Benson
Park, Okl.. raised all the small streams In
that locality higher than was ever known,
washed out the Rock Island tracks be
tween those points, and destroyed much
property In the lowlands and along the
Canadian river. Thut stream la now four
foet above ar.y former high water mark.
About 100 Shawnee and Potta wattomle In
dians are mlsing. All communication Is
cut off and further particulars are un
attainable at this hour.
WOMEN TO STICK UP POSTERS
riutTraalsta Determined to Let Voter
Know They Kiltt This
BUFPAI. N.. Y.. Oct. 21. -The closing
day of the National Woman's Suffrage
ccnventlon found the routine work cleared
and the delegates pleased with what they
regard aa one of the most successful gath
erings the association has evir held.
The delegates are carrying home thou
sands of large posters printed in heavy
black type with which to inaugurate a
"poster campaign." The posters give the
names of state arl foreign countries In
which women are entitled to cast a ballot,
followed by the query: "Are women of this
state leas entitled to a vote?" And the
word "why" In type several Inches high.
An effort mil be made befors election
day to place one or more of these praters
at every election booth In the country or
as close to them as the law allows.
THAW CASEIS TAKEN UP
Appeal to Circuit Court of Appeals
front the Derision In
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21. -Former Gov
ernor W. A. Stone cf Pittsburg, attorney
for Harry K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford
White, today took an aopal to the United
States circuit court of appeals from the
decision of Judge Vourg at Pittsburg yes
terday. In which the court dismissed the
writ of habeas corpus to bring Thaw to
Pittsburg to testify In bankruptcy proceed
ings. The court granted A writ of error which
means the case will be reviewed by the
court. Argument will be heard In December.
ED HOWARD TO BE EDITOR
Man Selected to Write Democratic
Dope for "Republican'' Newspapers.
JOURNAL MAKES ALLEN BLEED
Thrifty Management Increases Price
Fixed by Solicitor for Space and
Secures Advance from the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 21. (Special.) Edgar
Howard, late defeated candidate for the
democratic nomination for congress In the
Third district, came to Lincoln this morn
ing to prepare the democratic copy for use
In the spaus bought In near republican
fidgar Howard, who Is an advocate cf
government ownership of railroads and
therefore one of Mr. Bryan's most ad
vanced champions In his new position, will
have little time to devote to his exposures
of Senator La-tta, who defeated him at the
A little hitch has occurred In the demo
cratic program to use space In the "re
publican" Lincoln State Journal, due to a
desire on the part of the Journal, so It
was told at the headquarters, to Increase
the price for space after the contract had
Journal Makes 'Km Bleed.
At democratic headquarters it was told
that the solicitor of the Journal made a
contract to publish democratic matter to
be furnished for t5 cents an Inch. The
contract was then signed by Tom Allen,
chairman of the democratic state commit
tee, anil tills solicitor for the State Journal.
The solicitor took the contract to the
office of the Journal and In a while there
came a message that Mr. Allen would have
to come acrosa for 75 cents an Inch or the
State Journal would not publish the demo
This threw the democratic headquarters
up In tho air for the time and after a
consultation Allen Is quoted as saying:
"Well, if they want to increaae the price
we will have to aland for It. That's all."
Then, so it was announced at the head
quarters, the Journal was told the com
mittee would take the space at the In
At the democrat lo headquarters It was
smnounccd that olher republican newb
papera were approached with a proposi
tion and the democrats expect to land in
a number of papers.
Kdgar Howard began the compilation of
his matter today and It Is expected he will
have out his first batch the first of the.
week. It was reported at the headquarter
that the contract had been closed with tho
Omaha Daily News. The mutter will be
given to that paper the first of the week.
Democratic Efforts to Deceive.
In their deceptive taxation pamphlet or
circular, which they will send out to the
voters in a few days, officials of the demo
cratic state commllte will produce figures
In an endeavor to show that the State
Board of Assessment has raised the value
of land over the local assessment by sev
eral million dollars.
They will endeavor to dispute tho fact
that the aggtcgate value of lands In Ne
braska as returned by the various county
assessors was more than the aggregate
figures placed on this class of property by
the stale board. The State Board of As
sessment worked along the theory that the
county assessor and his deputies were In
a good position to know tho real value of
laud. In many counties the county boards
of equalization decreased the value placed
linmi ImiwI hv iKa i-nnnlu Ottawa... , fn
I such cases the board Increased the value
of land, though In some Instances the In
crease did not amount to as much as that
I lopped off by the county boards from the
As a matter of fact, and the democratic
circular will not show this, the republican
State Board of Assessment reduced the
figures on land tl.C18.81S below ths valua
tion made by the assessors. The county
boards In those few counties in which the
biard has a record, reduced the assessor's
figures $2.4417W. The county boards In
these few counties made a total reductljn
of M.O3,)7.0. This more than offsets any
Increase made by the atate board In the
original flgurea returned to the county
boards by the assessors.
In York county the county board re.
duced the assessors' figures I722.4M. which
thii stat board did not Increase. In I.an-
(Contlnuvd on Page Two.'
LABOR AND BOYCOTT
President Roosevelt Writes Senatoi
Knox on This Issue of Campaign.
G0MPERS' POSITION ANALYZE!
Laws Demanded of Congress Would
Legalize Secondary Boycotts.
CRUEL FORM OF OPPRESSION
Report of Anthracite Strike Commit
sion Quoted on This Point.
WHERE DOES MR. BRYAN STANDI
Executive Wants to Know If Ne
brnskan Would Remove All Pro
tection of Courts from Neu
trals In Labor Wars,
PITTSBURO, Oct. 21 Senator Knox
has received the following letter from
President Roosevelt, commending his
speech on the labor Issue of the cam
paign: "My Dear Senator Knox In you ad
mirable speech of yesterday, you speak of
the action of Mr. Bryan and certain gen
tlemen claiming to bo the special repre
sentatives of organized labor, foremost
among them Mr. Oompers. to secure the
support of Inhering men for Mr. Bryan, on
consideration of his agreement to perform
certain acta nominally In the Interest of
organised labor which would ba really
wholly Ineffective or else of widespread In
jury not only to organized labor, but to
all decent citizens throughout the coun
try. "You have a peculiar right to speak on
labor questions; for It was you, who, aa
attorney general first actively Invoked the
great power of the federal government on
behalf of the rights of labor when, for the
first time In the history of the government,
you, for the Department of Justice Inter
vened In a private lawsuit which had gone
against a locomotive fireman who had lost
an arm In coupling cars and by your In
tervention secured from the supreme court
a construction of the safety appliance acl
which made It a vital remedial statute and
therefore secured lo hundreds of crippled
employes and widows of crippled employet
compensation which they would not other
wise have obtained.
"The dally pnpers of October V3 contain
nn open letter from Mr. Samuel Gnmpers,
president of the American Federation of
Labor, appealing to worklngmen to vote
for Mr. Bryan.
Gomncn and Hla Appeal.
"In that letter nre certain definite state
ments which Interest the wider American
public quite ns much as those to whom Mr.
Gonipers makes his appenl. Tliese state
ments warrant all you havs said In yrur
speech, and they would warrarA you In
asklr.g Mr. Bryan to say publicly whether
Mr. Oompers states correctly the sttltude
of his party snd hlmtelf on a subject that
Is of vllnl concern to every cltisen. In
cluding every' business man.' as well as
every fnrmot dnd every faboting man who ;
looks to the courts for the protection of his
"Mr. Oompers, In his letter, asserts that
the Judiciary of this country Is destroy lr-g
democratic government and substituting
therefore an Irresponsible and corrupt des-'.
potlsm In the Interest of corporate power,
snd he further makes clear thnt the means
by which he believes this alleged despotism
has been set up In the place of democracy
Is by the process of injunction In the courts
"Mr. Gompers, Ira his letter, states that
his appeal to the republican convention at
Chicago for remedy against the Injunction
was denied, and he then goes on to state
not only that tho democratic pirty prom
ised a remedy, but promised him the par
ticular remedy that he had already asked
Labor's Apnea! for Help.
"His words are:
" 'Labor's representatives then went t
the democratic party. That party mad4
labor's contentions Its own. It pledged Its
candidates for every office to those reme
dies which labor had already submitted to
"The last sentence In this quotation Indi
cates very definitely the specific remedkt
to which Mr. Gompers understands Mr.
Bryan's psrty has pledged Itself.
"His statements now makes perfectly
clear an Important plank In the BryanJtt
platform which has heretofore seemed pus
xllng to a vast number of earnest minded,
thinking people, who are sincerely Inter
ested In the steady advance and the legiti
mate asplrntlons of labor, and who care,
fully read both platforms to know pre
cicely what hopes esch hold out for th
Improvement of the conditions of wuge
earners. "The plnnk reads ss follows:
" 'Questions of Judicial piactlcs have
arli-en especially In connection with In
dustiial disputes. We deem that partle
to all Judicial proceedings should be treated
with rigid impartiality and that Injunctions
should not be Issued in any cssm in which
Injunctions would not Issue If no Indus
trial dispute were Involved.'
"This Is the plank that promises the
'remedy' agalr.st injunctions which Mr.
Gonipers asked of Mr. Bryan's party. In
actual fact It means absolutely nothing, no
change of the law.
"No man without Inside knowledge could
foretell what its meaning would turn out
to be, for no man could foretell how any
Judge would decide In any given rase, as
the plank apparently leaves each Judge
free to say when he Issues an Injunction
In a labor case whether or not It Is a case
In which an Injunction would Issue If labor
were not Involved. This piank Is appar
ently perfectly clear to Mr. Gompers and
in his letter to his fellow workers he In
dicates beyond question Just what he under
stands It to mean. He asserts that he has
the requisite Inside knowledge. His state
ment that Mr. Bryan's party (for It was
Bryan who dictated the platform) pledged
Itself "to those remedies when labor had
already submitted to congress," be ssys.
Is a perfectly clear and definite statement.
Mr. Uouipers' Remedies.
"The 'remedies' which Mr. Oompers has
already submitted to congress are matters
of record, snd the Identification of his
'remedy' against Injunctions in labor dis
putes is easy and certain. This 'remedy'
is embodied In house bill No. 74 of Ui
first session of the Sixtieth congress, tho
complete text of which is hereto ap
pended. The gist of the bill, as can be
aeeu by referring to the complete text, is
"First After forbidding sny federal
Judge to irsue a restraining order for an
Injunction in any labor dispute, except l
prevent Irreparable Injury lo propeil as)
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