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The Omaha Daily Bee
LAST CM ARC
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 10).
OMAHA, FRIDAY M0KX1XG OCTOBER 23, 1008 TEN PAGES.
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SUMMARY OF TBE BEE
Saturday is the Last Day
TAFT ON BUSINESS
Republican Ca. ' t Comments on
DEMOCRATS TE '
Merely Stating Fact ';
LABORERS HAVE RIGi U TRUTH
Success of Republican Ticket Will
DAY IS SPENT IN INDIANA
Klr.t peech I at Uwr
bur a Before Breakfast and
Last at Kvansvllle at
MILAN, Ind., Oct. 2?.-lndIana l to be
th battleground In which William H. Taft
will push hi campaign for the remainder
of the week. He hua adopted an Itinerary
which call for fifty speeches) and will take
the candidate through the state from aouth
to north. He began delivery of the sixteen
speeches required of him today at Law
rencoburg before breakfast this morning.
'I'll day emled at Evansvlllo after the fol
lowing places hHil been visited: Lawrence
burg, Aurora, Osgood, North Vernon, Sey
mour, Mitchell, Brownatown, Bedford,
Ulnomlnaton, Linton, Terre Haute, Sutll
van. Vtncennes, Princeton and Evansvllle.
With a voice restored by hla day ot rent
Mr. Taft had thla to aay of Mr. Bryan at
hi first stop:
"ir. Bryan la a bit sensitive because re
publicans are prophesying not only repub
llrana, but democrats, too that If he Is
elected It will retard business and that If
the republican ticket la elected It will Im
prove business. He says that la offering
bribery to working men. It Is not offering
bribery. It Is merely stating a fact, and It
Is a fart that working men ought to know
as well as business men. Mr.' Bryan's elec
tion would bo a menace to prosperity. We
may not, If he la elected, expect that busi
ness will be resumed with that flow and
that current of prosperity that we have
had for the last eleven years."
Denies Bribery Allegation.
NORTH VERNON, Ind.. Oct. 2 At
Aurora Mr. Tuft repeated his answer to
Mr. Bryan' charge that It Is bribery on
ths part of reoubllcan orators to tell
worklngmen that If Bryan la elected times
will not be so good. "So long aa I hate
lungs and a throat," declared Mr. Taft,
"I propose to make that argument. It la
legitimate argument, because It Is a fact,
and the laboring men have a right to have
the truth told them."
Senator llenienway assisted Judge Taft
during the day, following the candidate In
.At Osgood, where his audience was com
posed mostly ot farmers, Mr. Taft bad
thla to say;
"I am very glad to aee you this morning
and. to see you in such numbers; to e you
in such good nature and, I hope I see you
In eiithusUsLla. support jof the republican
party and the republican ticket. I under
stand this is largely a farming community,
and when I get Into a community of farm
ers 1 feel as if they could convince me
rather than I could convince them thai the
republican ticket ought to be elected.
Question Asked Farmers.
"If there Is any farmer who can point
out any reafOii why the present adminis
tration of Theodore Roosevelt for seven
years and the previous administration of
' William Mckinley for five years ought to
be changed so far as the farming Inter
est are concerned, I would like to have
hliu do It. 1
"You can go back beyond that time when
the farming Interests were prostrated, but
during these two administrations until the
Dlngley bill you hud u market which kept
farm prices up. The Agricultural depart
ment, devoting its attention to scientific
agriculture, haa been pointing the way
how to make two blades of grass grow
where one grew before. You can and you
ought to feel toward that republican ad
ministration a spirit of gratitude to con
tinue Its ministrations to the farmers of
The crowds encountered were large and
extremely cordial In their welcome to the.
candidate and In applauding his utterances.
Taft's Attitude on Labor.
MITCHELL, ind., Oct. i'2.-At North Ver
non and Seymour Judge Taft addressed
large audiences, composed largely of laber
Irg men. lit- denied w'.th emphasis that he
hai! ever been unfair to l:bor, and ex
plained, us he hud done In the past, that
tin labor decisions rendered by htm when
s Judge had contained the fundamental
legal principles upon which labor now
maintained its legai rights.
That future business confidence and pros
perity depended upon republican success
at ths pulls, Mr. Taft declared to be Indi
cated by the manner In which business men
were making their orders for goods de
pendent on republican tucceas.
At North Vernon a farmer had decoratod
his ox team with u banner portraying a
lurgo daisy with the likeness of P.ryan as
the center and thu words "The Nebraska
daisy blooms once every four years." Ths
crowds as the day wore on continued to
Increase In s'se and good i.ature and en
thusiasm was everywhere manifested.
Bit YAM FOLLOWING I P TAFT
Proceed Close oa Trail of Republlcaa
IH'NTINOTON, W. Va., Oct. :'2.-Agaln
striking a fresh trail of his republican op
ponent, William J. Bryan today Is conduct
ing hi campaign in West Virginia slightly
worn from his strenuous day yesterday,
but with a vole remarkable for Its clear
ness. The candidate 1 advancing every
argument calculated to undo the good the
visit of Mr. Taft to the slate may have
accomplished. Ills earlier addresses are
being made to the farmer and he 1 telling
them that the republicans, driven to ex
treme, are resorting to excuses, and with
no policy behind infra that promises good
for those who toil. He I contradicting at
every turn the charge that his election
would meau business depression and call
ing attention to what he said was' Mr.
Taft's sudden solicitude for the people In
rounders' Day at Prlacetoa.
PRINCETON. N. J., Oct. 22.-The lS2d
anniversary of tlm foench of Princeton
univitrslty wa observed her today with
ip propria I e exercises. As the result f.f a
moveuisot e on foot by the synod of
Philadelphia In 1J to establish a roilege
to rauk with Harvard, Yale and William
and Mary, a charter was granted by t"
pruvlnc of Nw Jsraey on October i
rtt, lor uch an Institution,
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Floods In Oklahoma have done a great
deal of damage to property and many
Uvea have been endangered. Page 1
Recent floods In Luzon have caused the
loss of many live. I
The fourth son of the emperor of Ger
many was married yesterday to the
duchess of Schleswlg-Holsteln. . Page 1
Edmund Wltmon. president of New York
Bar association, telli why Bryan and
Bryanlam Is a menace to business.
Tom Allen takes the Bryan steam roller
to Idaho and runs It over Dubois and his
anti-Mormon crusade. Page 1
Judgo Taft spent yesterday making j
speeches through Indiana. Page 1
The democrats are planning to send
their bet speakers Into Indiana and Ohio
for the finish of the campaign. Pag 3
Burglars made a big haul in the town
of Julian during the storm early In the
week. Page 3
The Nebraska supreme court has ex
tended the time for the execution of
R. Meade Shumway in order to permit a
rehearing. Pag 3
The sentence of W. II. Holmes of Omaha
has been reduced to two years by the
supreme court. Page 3
The Sunday laws of the state were up
held In a decision of the supreme court
yesterday In a case originating In Doug
las county. Page 3
While last fall, before the currencey
trouble, showed unprecedented gains In
railroad traffic, officials no wadmlt busi
ness le Increasing to such in extent that
the trains are loaded to the guards.
Alfred Darlow, business man and lit- !
tery. the funeral being held at the 'bar-
low home, 4032 Izard street, Thursday !
... rmjrm a
The county board has spproprlated 118.- : dfnt ,n th northwest portion of the
000 for building additions to theiity Jail. . caused the loe plant, iron- foundry
which will be used by the county while ' 8nd othr Industries to snspend. This Is a
the new court house I being erected. i recurrence of last spring's floods and dam
Page 1 ' a"e suit for thousands of dollars were
Child Saving Jnstltuto will begin a t f"f against the railroad at that time, and
campaign at once to raise 7B,000 or more j tne thing will probably be done
for needed additions to the buildings and i again. At noon the new yards were practl
appeala to the public have been made. I cal'y closed on account of the water.
COKMEBCIAX A WD XtTDTSSTBXAX.
Live stock markets. Pag 7
Grain markets. Par 7
Btocka and bonds. Pag 7
MOVEMENT! OF OOXAV TXAK8XXP8.
...K. P. Wllhalin.
LAncaairi&n . .
ANT ERP Moniroae.
PLYMOUTH Majeallc -
WHAT MR. POST REALLY SAID
Intrusion of a Little Word In HI
Advertisement Gives It Wronar
One of those peculiar combinations of type
and proof reading that Invariably obtrude
Just at the w rong moment haa placed 1 ho
Bie under necessity of apologlilng to Mr.
". W. Post of Battle Creek, Mich. In
Mr. Post's latest advertisement dealing
with the topic of lubor unions and ex
pressing his well-known views. The Bee
made him say:
"I now again offer $1,000 In cash for
evidence of a single case in the past five
years of labor disputes where court In
junctions to protect persons and property
have not been opposed to public good."
The Intrusion of the little word "not"
Into Mr. Post's sentence changes Its en
tire meaning and places him In a wrong
light. What he wrote and wanted to Bay
to the public Is:
"I now again offer $1,000 In cash for
evidence of a single case In, the past five
years of labor disputes where court In
junctions to protect person and property
have been opposed to public good."
Mr. Post declines to accept responsibility
for the reward under the first publication,
but cheerfully assumes responsibility for
his offer as he intended It should be made.
CRACKSMEN BLOW BANK SAFE
Serare Klxteen Hundred Dollars
end Make Their
HURON, 8. D.. Oct. 22.-t8peclaJ Tele
gramsCracksmen blew the safe In the
State bank ot ' Virgil on the Milwaukee
railway, sixteen miles southwest ot this
city last night, securing $1,600 iu cash.
Several thousand dollars on land contracts
was deposited In the bank a few days
since and it 1 thought the robber knew
this, but fortunately the money had been
sent out before the robbery occurred. The
safe was blown open with dynamite, the
explosion awakening the Inhabitants, but
the cracksmen escaped before the cltiaens
realised what had occurred. Officers from
here, with posses from Virgil and neigh
boring towna, are searching the country
for the robbers. It is believed three men
did the Job.
THAT FARMER'S WAGON.
XJOtOOUr, Oct. S3 To tn Editor
f Th Beet At that th (10 la
crosse oa wag-oa haa goae to labor.
A. P. DXASf.
SUDDEN FLOODS IN SOUTH
Oklahoma Visited by General Con
ARKANSAS FAR OVER BANKS
Manx Cities of Ceatral and Northern
rart of State Art ' Inundated
Railroad Tracks Cov
TULSA. Okl.. Ort. 12. Flood conditions
are rapidly growing woiee In this vicinity
and the Arkansas river Is rising a foot an
hour. Bird creek Is twenty Inches above
the high water mark of Inst spring, the
t'dl house Is flooded, approaches are In
undated and the lowlands for a mile back
The cloudburst between Tulsa and Bar
tiesville last night crippled oil field opera
tlort and the pump stations of the Prairie
Oil company are out of commission. Tele
phone and telegraph wires are down, all
trains are delayed and wsgon traffic In
the country Is paralysed. The temperature
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Oct. 22. Serious
floods threaten portions of central and
north Oklahoma, the result of a steady
downpour of rain that haa prevailed for the
I last three days and still continues. In some
portions me rainrall has amounted almost
to the -proportions of a cloudburst. Nu
merous reports of loss of life, made yes
terday, remain unconfirmed and are be
lieved to be without foundation. No single
report of loss of life has been ver fled.
The heavy rainfall began Monday morn
ing and at places has fallen Incessantly
since then. It has caused the Cmailian and
the Arkansas rivers, two or the largest
streams In the state, to overflow their
banks, doing much damage to farm lands,
causing washouts on the railroads and In
some Instances threatening small towns.
At Tulsa and vicinity the Arkansas had
risen ten feet In the twenty-four hours
pndP(, tnlg mornlng and wag tllen stlli
coming up. This brought the stream to
within three feet of the highest stage
reached In the flood last spring. Many
farms around Tulsa were flooded and farm
ers and their families wero compelled to
move out. The town of West Tulsa Is
threatened with Inundation.
In the vicinity of Perry last night all
streams rose suddenly and hundreds ot
acres of crops were flooded. A third of the
town of Pawnee, with l.BuO Inhabitants, was
covered last night with aix feet of water,
In the valley of the Canadian the valleys
for several miles between Shawnee and Mc
Loud are Inundated and several parts of
the Rock Island, Missouri, Kansas & Texas
and the Santa Ke tracks have been washed
out. In many directions telegraph service
Is Interrupted and details are licking.
Tracks Cause Inundation.
KL RENO, Okl., Oct. 22. Two hundred
workmen were unable to reach their work
in the Rock Island railroad shops and
yards today and the night crews were com
pelled to go to their homes In boats owing
to high water from Fcur-Mile creek filling
the lowlands between the city and the
yrd. The embankment at the new yards
Prevf"U wa,'r v frm re.clHn the
Canadian river and has flooded out resl-
PEOPLE THRONG TO FUNERAL
Large Crowd Assembles at Trenton
Governor Patterson Escorted
TRENTON. Tenn., Oct. 22-Attended bv
one of the largest crowds that ever as
sembled, the funeral of Captain Quentin
Rankin, who was murdered by rjght riders
ut Walnut Log Monday night, was held
The young widow of Captain Rankin Is
prostrated by the shock of his death.
UNION CITY, Tenn., Oct. 22. Governor
M. R. Patterson, who Is In the Reelfoot
lake region investigating the lynching by
i rjlght riders of Captain Quentin Rankin
nnd the murderous assault on Colonel R,
Z. Taylor, left today for Hamburg, where
the state militia sent out to preserve order
Is encamped. It has developed that the
governor In going from Dyersburg to Tip-
I iwuiuc yeoicruuy 10 see i.oionei Taylor,
i was accompanied by an armed escort and
. when the executive left for Samhurg, he
j had the protection of the same men armed
with rifles. It Is not thought that nv
attack would be made on the governor, but
merely as a precautionary measure the
men accompanied him.
The governor on his arrival at Samburg
will personally take charge of the troopa.
Tlptonvllle Is greatly wrought up over the
trouble and the conditions that have pre
cipitated It, and Lake county people are
warm In their denunciation of the per
petrators cf the crimes.
8herlff Haynes of Lake county, it Is said,
has a Hat of seven4y-flve men who are
suspected of being members of the nlzht
rider gsng which took part In the murder
or captain Rankin Monday night and will
undertake to arrest them In the next dav
WINDUP OF THE LAND DRAWING
Mumher of Ontahan Secure Poaltloa
During; Last Day at
DALLAS, s. D., Oct. 22-The land draw
ing Is at an end and S.0UO persons are
numbered anions; the winners. The follow
ing additional names from Omaha are
listed In winners of position:
VX Ransom D. Kenyon, Omaha.
?iIlh'f. w,BlLweber' f,ou,n Omaha.
2ai2-I)avld Richter. Omaha.
62-John C. Holt. Omaha.
2.if Miss 8adle Stubbs. Omaha
Oi Iewis Godola. Omaha.
21 Derinle McCarthy, Omaha
2i3 Frank Planck. Omaha.
1.M1 H. L. Johnson, Omaha.
2M7-T. K. Mlrkel. Omaha.
2i-3 T. 8. Kelley, Omaha.
Jo7 Olga Mohr. Omaha.
WTs-Frank Heklrdle, Omaha.
I'TM Daniel O'Connor, Omaha.
J:'T4 V. A. Burwell, Omaha.
:s3 w. A. Mcuulsten. Omaha.
TSia N. Holcomb, Omaha.
2i71 Fred Budd, Omaha.
2M S. J. Cusack, Omaha.
'1-L. J. Hut ton. Omaha.
217-Pearl Nush, Omaha.
;-j)-R. C. Bmldt. Omaha.
affraajettea U to Jail,
LONDON, Oct. 22.-8eventeen of th
women who wer arrested October 13 dur
ing the "storming of th House ot Com
mons." on charges of disorderly conduct
were today sentenced in th Bow street
police court to terms of Imprisonment
varying from three weeks to throe month.
The. women were offered th alternative ot
giving bonds for their good behavior, but
j Uiey elested to go to Jaif
From the Denver Post,
GREAT RISK FOR BUSINESS
Election of Bryan Fraught with Too
VIEWS OF EDMUND WETMORE
At Least Passively Adhere to all III
Old Isms Which Previously
Canned the Country to
NEW YORK. Oct. 23.-(Spec1al.)-A vig
orous statement of the risks to business
enterprise which would attend an adminis
tration headed by Mr. Bryan, was made
today to your correspondent by Mr. Ed
mund Wetmore, the i:;'.f:rt tit- he. New
York Bar association. :THr., Wetmore'a rela
tions - have been such a -to. give special
weight to his views on the effects of a
Bryan administration on confidence and
the employment of labor. He said:
"The present campaign is no less Impor
tant In many ways than that of MStS, al
though It has thus far been less exciting.
I consider the election of Mr. Bryan just
as Injurious to the stability of business
and to confidence 1n the future as It would
have been twelve years ago, except that
the danger may now be described, perhaps,
as passive rather than active. Mr. Bryan
la refraining from violently advocating
some of the most objectionable of his views.
This may Imply that he will not take
active steps to put them In operation, but
In my opinion It doe not imply that
he will not act upon ihem if
the opportunity arises. Bo long as the
country was sailing in smooth waters we
might get nothing but declamation and
inflammatory messages from Mr. Bryan,
but If depression and distress followed his
election, as would very likely be the case,
then I fear we should find him offering
his old remedies for such conditions. Even
granting that he would not again urge the
free coinage of silver, I consider his other
remedies for business depression and finan
cial stringency to be equally dangerous.
In the democratic platform of 19J0 It was
demanded that national bank notes should
be retired 'as fast us government paper
or silver certificates can be substituted for
them.' In this plank Mr. Bryan seems to
have thrown off the mask of mock Impar
tiality between gold and silver, which was
the stock In trade of the blmetalllsts. Gold
(Continued on Second Page.)
During the primary campaign Edgar Howard of Columbus was a
candidate for the nomination for congress In the Third Nebraska dis
trict. aBnker James Latta, who was a member of the Nebraska state
senate at the last session of the legislature, was Howard's opponent,
and defeated him. Latta is now a candidate for congress against Con
gressman Boyd, who has been renominated by the republicans of the
Third district. Howard is begging support for Latta, and the Bryan
ltes are talking of electing him. During the primary campaign How
ard published several excerpts from the legislative career of Latta.
and the question suggests Itself: If the charges made by Howard
were such as to render Latta unfit for nomination are they not enough
to render blm unfit for election? Here is one of the circulars sent out
by Howard. If it were true before the primaries, is it not equally true
now? And, if it is true, should buch a man be sent to represent the
Third district In congress? Let the voters answer:
THE TRUTH HURTS.
More About Latta' Record.
Xa referring to my exposition of Mr.
IVatta' loglsIaUv record th fr
taont Herald doneonco m aa a mall
X ask every voter to go to hi eoaaty
eeort house or om law offlo and
for th official senate Journal of th
ItOT sslons of th legislator. Tea
will there sse th record la cold print
aa X bars gia It.
Oa page 1064, Sou atoll Ho. t,
th Child X.sbor Law, you will find,
for Instance, that Xatta disregarded
th democratic plaform pledg by
voting" against this law oa final pas
sage. Oa pag lit th record show that
Xiatt wa on of th fw senator
who yielded to oorporatloa Influence
and violated hi saorod platform
mLO'ARe YOU feGsTepeo?
NINE-FCOT STAGE FOR OHIO
This Is Demand of Ohio Valley Im
provement Association, Now
IX5VISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22. -The Ohio
Valley Improvement association began it
fourteenth annual convention In this city
today with over "50 registered delegates
present. The association Is composed of
' representatives of Pennaylvanla, West
Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ken
tucky and every city of importance on the
Ohio river between Pittsburg and Cairo
1 represented at the convention.
President John L. Vance of Columbus
struck the keynote of the convention In
hi annual report, in which he declared
that congress Is bound to appropriate the
entire amount needed for carrying out
the nine-foot stage project for the Ohio
river, $lM.00o,000, and that the association
wir Demand that' this be done at tiia next
ses jii of " congress. He , said that the
river Improvement plana have been ap
proved by United States engineers and
stand at the head of all such projects in
WALKING IS SUPERIOR TEST
Troop from Fort Sheridan Will Take
Fifty-Mile 'Hike" for Ex
ercise, CHICAGO. Oct. 23. Convinced that fifty
miles of wnlklng is a better test of physi
cal endurance than ninety miles of riding,
either of which under the army regulation
is required to be taken yearly. Majors B.
B. Ray and T. D. Kellher, with a detach
ment of soldiers, today departed from Fort
Sheridan for a three-day "hike." The first
day the officers will march twenty miles,
the second sixteen and the third fourteen.
A report of the march will later bo made
to the Department ot the Lakes.
HOLMES' SENTENCE REDUCED
Omaha Lawyer Most Nerve Two In
stead of Three Years In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 22. (Special Telegram)
The supreme court of Nebraska today re
duced the sentence of W. II. Holmes of
Omaha, sentenced to three years in the
penitentiary for embezzling the money ot
a client, to two years. The reduction was
made partly on the ground that Holmes
has already spent a number of month in
on Latta's Record
pledge by voting aralnst Hon Boll
400, th Direct Primary Law, oa it
Tarn to rag a and b convinced
that X.atta wa th only senator, re
publican or democrat, who trampled
hi party platform pledge under foot
by voting against th lur rood
X,aw, Senate m 64.
Likewise, the balance of his treach
srous record caa be proven by con
sulting th official gtenat Journal.
Senator Iatta stood pledged by his
party platform to support every on
of these moaauroa but he broke hi
pledge, and th raoord shows it.
lit 1 up to th democrat and popu
lists of th Third district to ay
whthr they want to burden th
ticket with a conrssslonal canal
date who raoord will not only da
feat himself, but will also seriously
endanger oar astlonal aad state
Klcaet, COOia XCOWAJIO.
JOURNAL INCLINED TO BALK
Intimation Paper May Refuse to
Print Democratic Matter.
LATTER WILL APPEAL TO COURTS
Insist They Have a Valid Contract
and It Must Be Lived lip To Com
mittee Will to Trade Every
thing for Bryan.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 23. (Special.) The matter
prepared under the direction of the demo
cratic state committee to be Inserted tn the
self-tyled republican newspapers Is well
under way and by the first of Ihe week the
reader of these sheet will get the first
installment and will be able to sec what
they are going to be up against until the
close ot the campaign.
In Its editorial page this morning the no
called republican State Journal had this to
say regarding Its contract with the demo
crat lo state committee, by which the demo
crata are to use apace In that paper to say
what they please:
"One of the campaign yarns that will be
proven false before election day Is the
story that the democrats nave made a con
tract with the Journal for the Insertion of
a large amount of their literature, begin
ning with the coming week. No aueh con
tract Is In existence. Tho Incidental refer
ence In the same story to a federal office
held by somebody on the Journal Is equally
misleading. No officer or employe ot the
State Journal In any department ran hold
office or become a candidate for office
without resigning his position with the com
. A prominent democrat, who knows the
facts of the contract having been made by
the State Journal and the democratic state
committee, said this: '
"The Journal will either print the met
ter the ttote committee turnlshes It or It
will be forced to, If there Is any law by
which It can he reached.
"Or. the democratic state committee will
not insist upon the fulfillment of the con
tract providing the State Journal will agree
to support Mr. Bryan for nothing."
The democratic state committee will offer
the copy to the State Journal shortly In
accordance with the contract which was
made by the committee and the Journal.
In case the Journal has cold feet and is
afraid to publish the copy then a man
damus suit Is contemplated1 by the com
mittee. While no official statement ha come from
the Journal except the faint-hearted chirp
above quoted. It Is said that sheet Is get
ting cold feet and Is preparing to gig bark
on Its trade if there Is any possible way
out of It.
Exposure Blocks One Deal.
The exposure of the use of the corrup
tion fund ot the democrats, It Is said on
good authority, prevented one republican
newspaper from getting a slice of the
melon. This paper, which has had lean
ings toward Bryan, if not hla campaign
fund, was carrying on negotiations, It Is
said, with the democratic committee to
sell out Its columns, but was scared out
by the exposure of the contracts made by
the committee with other so-called repub
The fact that even so-called "republican"
newspapers would sell their space to the
democratic state committee Just before an
election was UUguatlug to republican, but
the news cam not as a complete surprise.
because the help of these sheets has been
so little as to cause frequent comment.
The republican state committee Is handi
capped for funds and cannot meet the ac
tion of the democratic committee and buy
up newspaper space, so a special appeal
Is being made to the country papers to off
set for principle the damage that might
result from a sell-out of so-called repub
Incidentally the federal officer referred
to by the oJurnal is the editor of the Jour
nal, Mr. Will Owen Jones. He was ap
pointed by Senator Burkett a member of
the visiting committee or board t j the
Annapolis Naval academy, and Sir. Junes
accepted the appointment and he did not
resign from the Journal, though the rule
he referred to was In force In that office
then. . It I possible that Mr. Jones" com
mission may have expired by this time.
He wa given the Job. so the files of the
(Continued on Second Page.)
BRYAN MORMON DEAL
Brother-in-Law Tom Allen's Secret
GOES TO IDAHO IN DISGUISE
Tries to Stop Dubois Eight on the
SPEAKS FOR DEMOCRATIC CHIE1
Loses His Alias of Mr. Smith by
END OF THE ANTI-MORMON PAPER
Pressure Jo Great that Support I
Larklna; and Dubois Is Made to
Feel Power of the Demo
crat le steam Holler.
BOI8H, Idaho, Oct. 22. (Special.) Many
democrats hero are Indignant at what Is
regarded as a bald and shameful attempt
to deliver the democratic party In Idaho
Into the hands of the Mormon hierarchy.
The fact that the agent who undertook
to arrange Ihe deal Is T. 8. Allen. W. J.
Bryan's brother-in-law, leads to tne sus
picion that not only whs Mr. Allen acting
for the democratic national comdilttce. but
for the democratic candidate for president.
Mr. Allen, who Is chairman) of the demo
cratic state committee of Nebraska, and
who Is ulso a brother-ln-liiw of W. J.
Bryan, reached (Incog.) Bolso September
29. He kept his Identity a secret and tho
register of the Indanha hotel, where he
first requested accommodation without re
tstering, and which request was met by a
rule of the hotel requiring all guests to
register, bears not the name of T. 8 .Allen
of Lincoln, but that of "J. L. Smith, Kan-
The disguised Mr. Allen was getting alonft
nicely as "Mr. Smith" until a representa
tive from the democratic atate headquar
ters walked Into the hotel and said ho
wanted to sen Tom Allen of Lincoln. Nob.
While disputing with the hotel clerk over
Allen being there, he chanced to notice
Allen In the lobby and, going over to him,
said: "Hello, Allen." and shook handi,
while the hotel clerk looked on In utter
aniHicment at the sudden transformation
of Mr. Smith.
Ppends Time with Duaol.
Though secretive of his Identity, the
Bryan emissary was infinitely more secre
tive of his mission. It was early observed
that he devoted his attention to members
of the so-called Dubois wing of the demo
cratic party, Including ex-I'nlted Statei
Senator Dubois, himself. Dubola and hli
following ere the Implacable foe of the
Mormon church. For year they hsve
waged relentleas warfare on polygamy and
the Mormon hierarchy. They wer atlll
fighting In the open when Mr. Bryan'
brother-in-law arrived. But they were hot
opposing Mr. Bryan or tlfe democratic na
tional ticket. On the contrary, they were
supporting It. There was no occasion,
therefore, for any member of the demo
cratic national organization mixing Into the
local flail t. " ' ,
Why then did Mr. Allen come hor In dis
guise? Idaho ha a cltlsen of it own ort
the national committee quite competent to
attend to ordinary matters. It is gradually
dawning on the people that the atealthy
visitor came here a the envoy of Mr.
Bryan and fully commissioned to use all
his great prestige In whipping the recalci
trant Dubois faction Into support of tha
Forces Dubola to Lay Down.
For two days Mr. Allen labored In secret
with the anti-Mormon leaders to force a.
surrender. He had at his dlnponal. In the
event of his brother-in-law's election, ap
pointive offices without limit. Those who
were leading the fight against Mormonlam
were called In. Ex-Senator Dubois was put
severely on the rack. Ho la the head and
front of the anti-Mormon opposition. For
years he has shelled the redoubts of
polygamy both on the stump and through
the press. Dubois did not take kindly tu
the proposed deal. Rather than yield
Dubois faced the astute envoy from Ne
braska and declared with vehemence tha,
"the Mormon hierarchy Is a lecherous, law
defying organization" and that whatever
othera might do he would never relax hla
efforts until It was shorn of Its power In
Idaho. Since Mr. Dubois is supporting the
democra'le national ticket ho could not
see why Mr. Bryan's brother-in-law should
come ali the way from Nebraska to In
duce him to line up for tho Mormon sym
pathizers. Other leaders wero dealt with In
like manner and the failure of the secret
agent was not due to lack of effort.
Anti-Mormon Paper Huspenda.
Mr. Allen, alias Smith, disappeared from
here on the night of October 1, and two
days later th Idaho Scimitar, a weekly
paper published by ex-Senator Dubola, sus
pended Issue. Senator Dubois founded the
Idaho Scimitar for the purpoao of fighting
Mormonlsm. For nearly a yeir It columns
have run riot in bitter denunciation of
polygamy and the Mormons. But almost
coincident with the visit of Mr. Bryan's
brother-lilaw his vitriolic pen has been
silenced. In the Issue of October 3 Benator
Dultols, over his signature, says:
"This immediate section of the great
Rocky mountain country 1'tah, Wyoming
and Idaho la controlled by the Mormon or
ganization politically. To my mind this
polygamous q,rirl law-defying order I th
greatest menace to our immediate civiliza
tion. The Scimitar haa endeavored to
arouse the people to combat Its pernicious
and corrupting power. I am compelled to
give up the paper. My view remain the
same. I plead guilty to one charge, one
often made against me, that I am a poor
man. Were It otherwise could I afford
to do so I should continue to publish the
This is the explanation given by Senator
Dubois for ceasing the publication of Ills
paper. Coming so closely on the heels of
Allen's secret visit Just two days after
there arc many Interpretations placed
Contract for ew Hiaa School.
MITCHELL, 8. V.. Oct. 22.-(3peclat Tel
ergam.) At the meeting os the Board ot
Education last night bids wer opened and
the contract awarded fur Ine erection of
the new high school building, work upon
which will be started thla fall. The general
contract was uwarded to Moore A Danner
of ICokomo, Ind.. for tul.CTO. They are the
contractors on the f.deral Dulldlng In this
city ut present under construction. There
were eight other bidders, the highest bid
being ITJ.STC The heating and plumbing
con ti act was awarded to Hess, Rau A Co.
of tills city for I15.7S7.60. The roofing con
tract goes to H. C. Knlsely of Chicago for
IO0. Other runtacts will not h mad
until some Urn later.
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