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Traces of Paean Religion
Candidate Says the People Now
Understand the Issues.
SECRETARY HAYWARD ESTIMATES
New York, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois
Country Precincts Know Bright Pros
Jof Anci?nt Ireland.
.APPEAL TO IRISH IN AMERICA
pect for Republican Ticket.
WORKERS MAKE STATEMENTS
All Who Can to Send Partic
ular! of Old Customi.
Central Committee Holds Meeting and
Lines U? for Tuesday.
ANCIENT MYTHS ARE IN DEMAND
FOUR DOUBTFUL STATES IN WEST
READY FOR VERDICT OF PEOPLE
aVooV. " f ""?
Ajed Woman of County Down Still
Earns Own Living;.
WALKS LONO WAY FOR PENSION
Death of Woman Who Still Rm
hers Days of 'OS Ballymoney 'a
War tillb Tramps Proves
DL'BIJN. Oct. 31.-(Fr-cla1.) The Gaelic
league has undertaken the work of com
llllng and sifting the traditions about the
rellalon and social organization of paean
Ireland, about which there la little accur
ate knowledge at present. The work la In
c harge of John McNe II. the vice president.
Who lectured recently here on the aubject
and rinsed with an appeal to his hearers
to write down accurately and carefully an
acount of any tradition of the peasantry
wli!ch they may think has any bearing on
t! e ancient re.iglon and send It to him. Ha
also asks me to appeal to the Irish In
America to send him any of the traditions
which may be preserved among the old
There la little doubt that the writings
we do possess on the ancient myths and
hnrn Inrn . t Iralan I foil lu" oit nttrnlv nn
oral tradition, and for thla the attitude of
I,.. i . - i n I M
i i ni i J VMiii.ii who lit n ia ursicc . '
I mnalhle. We find no mention of the an-
li'nt religion In the writings of St. Pat-
A, k, which are the oldust historical rec
ordH lat wc possess, and St. Adamnanus,
who came two and a half centuries after
l'atrick, although lie was the next his
torian, alao omits all njent.on of the old
religion, although the period between him
and Ireland's patron saint must have been
a time of constant struggle between pagan
ism and .Christianity.
tvv of Early Charrhman.
irly churchman regarded the old
, i. lit.'
. I.kIou ai
as a thlnar unclean and accursed.
TV.iTTt'fcne that should not even be mentioned.
Although many pagan festivals and prac
ti.es survived, and allll survive In one form
or another, they were either given a Chrls-
llun significance or the people who fol
lowed them, wire forced to forget their
urlK n und meaning, aa the old explanation
wus forb dden by the church, and to pro-
tens uny belief lit It was regarded aa a
"i enunciation of baptism.' There la no
doubt, however, that many of the old hero
and fttlry myths ure survivals of the ,old
elision. Anyone who ran describe thorn
lij -fill lender great aniH'.nnce in tna preservs
T iJl.,11 of a link with the dim pot which U
last disappearing. .
v Tim revision of the .votcra list has dis-
S cloned the exlstero
Willi the pat. The
. on the objection t'o tl
f .... ii... ..iilkj nf unnther lively link
l iifnm . ' i. . . . - . .v -- -
revising barrister at
Tyrone',, had Id ' pass
the vote for municipal
purposes, of Mrs. Bridget MoQurk, who Is
HS years old. She was reported as In ex
cellent health and quite active, and It was
d that she would come to the
court to defend her vote. The revising
barrister, however, declared that he would
not hear i t dragging her to the court at
her age and said he would go and see her
at her own house. "She ought to hava two
votes " he said, "instead of having the one
slio has taken away from her."
Wonderful Old Womaa.
Another wonderful old Irish woman has
, applied for an old age pension' at Clrey
Hbbey, County Down. 8he is Mrs. Jine
McOoubrey, who walked to the poatofflce
from her home, more than a mile way,
and signed the application form without
spectatcles and with a hand as firm as
.that of a young woman. She was born In
Wft. was married In 1S38 and widowed In
v. During the sixty years of her widow-
hood she has supported herself by doing
fine embroidery, and she only gave that
up about a year ago, because, aa she said,
"her sight was not quite as good as It used
to be." She still does quilting and has
managed to support herself without any
'assistance from the poor law authorities.
S ... la H .ri Kl 1 1 m rtnalnn if tl 5
a week for the rest of her life. She declares
that ahe Intends to live long and enjoy It.
Another interesting centenarian has Just
died at . Newtownhutler. County Ferm
anagh. She was Mrs. Catherln Klerans,
and she had documents clearly proving
that she was born In 1795. so that ahe was
US years old at the time of her death. She
ved eighty years on a lonely Island In
though Erne, and she clearly remembered
aome of the events following the rebel
lion of IT. '
I told some weeks ago of the complaint
cf the local government board of the
method of dealing with tramps adopted by
the Ballymoney Hoard of Ouardians. It
will be remembered that after the adoption
of the cold needle bath at the workhouse
the number of tramps cslling there dropped
from eighty a week to ten. The board, act
ing under the orders of the local govern
ment board, dropped the cold bath and the
number of tramps at once rose to fifty a
week. The board has now decided that It
will be cheaper for it to employ a doctor
to puss on the physical fitness of the
tramps for the cold water ordeal, and thus
satisfy the local government board, than
to continue the hot bath which la now be
Pratt Oat of Tramps.
The Xewry Board of Guardians, however,
liaa discovered a still better way. In a re
ft cent reDort It announced that It Is maklnir
a substsntlal profit out of Its tramps. It
Jy compels the men to break MO weight of
it sioiie every oay, wnicn is sola lor roaa
material, and the women must work for
certain number of hours In the laundry.
Vtie Newry tramps pay i per cent on the
f Ixihd Iveagh has added another to his
many munificent gifts to Dublin an to
1 ttiM nation. He l.am
Vj tlon of presenting to the hew Dublin unl
t verslty his magnificent lio-ie and grounds
In Stephens Ureen. Tlie house Is by fsr
the finest In tim city, and a few years ago
1 Aini lve:igli hat the ballroom renovated
and reilccoialed at a cost of tlSu.otvi. lird
-eKh, It -111 be remembered. Is the head
cf tim great brealng house of Clulnness.
wt k h gives employment to a large number
of Dublin cltlieaa. Y. X. TI LLEN.
Wllllaaa McKee .Not tlallty.
VITTBBrHU. Pa.. Oct. Jl William C.
M.-Kee. caahlrt of the Fanners' National
bank of Emletiloii, Pa., charged with ab
'rauMiiu mul misapplication, was found uot
FOTt OMAHA. rOt'NOII, HI.fFFS AND
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EDWARD ROSEWATER ON
GEORGE L. SHELDON.
(From tin last speech of Wdward
Rosrwnter. delivered at Waterloo,
Neb., cn August 30. 19;.)
Instead of g lrtng us oak and hlok
ory In the stats house, thsy give ns
hassl brash and willow, Hassl brash
and willow we hare had, and, thank
God, we are going- to have at least
one nan In that stats house, within
the next six months, that la mad of
oak and hickory, yes, of lronwood,
but X am not anre about the others.
Z don't want to talk of politics from
the party standpoint, but from the
patrlotlo standpoint. Z do not oars
whsther yon are democrats or repub
licans, it is your duty, as it la mine,
to see to it that honsst man should
bs nominated and elected; and when
ever you find a railroad democrat,
down him, and whenever you find a
railroad republican la put up, let ua
down him, and for once let the peo
ple rule. (Applause.) . . . . Ws
hava been too neglectful for the last
fsw years because we have been too
prosperous. Ws have believed that
everything was right that happened
beoauss wa were too comfortable.
But prosperity caanot always con
Z.et ma admonish you, therefore,
fellow cltlsens and ladles and gen
tlemen, to seriously consider your in
dividual rljrhts and privileges, and
seriously oonslder the necessity, the
Imperative demand cf the hour that
every man that represents you in
public life' shall b you servant and
nobody else's servant! that ha shall
do Justice by all, do Justice to the
corporations an well aa to the in
dividuals, and that he ahall not, be
cause . of sjtaoial favors and bribes,
fiven 'in any form whatever, disown
you, disfavor you, wink at corporate
agrresslon, wink at oppressive and
outrageous exaotlons, because ha
himself has been specially favored
at your expense and with your com
Democratic state committee In Nebraska
winds up its campaign by flooding the
state with malicious circulars attacking
Governor Sheldon and Judge Taft.
X. Faga X
New York yesterday witnessed one of
the largest parades In Ita history when
the Business Men's association organized
republican followers. S, Pag a
Judge Taft was greeted by an enthusi
astic crowd In the old home county of
Governor Hill. He spoke at Rochester In
the evening. X, Page 1
Officers of the national republican com
mittee are confident the nation will elect '
Judge Taft by a substantial majority.
X, rage 1
The experience of Oklahoma with the
bank guaranty dan shown It is not auc-
fafiil frnm th lnnilnnlnt fif Hllhat u n t i a 1 1
banking In that state. X, Fare 3
A man in California lives to be 112
years of age and then applies for admis
sion to the poor farm. X, Page 1
Prosecutor Kellogg of the government
case against the Standard Oil company
vays that Immunity has by no means been
granted' to John D. Rockefeller In the
suits against the company X, Page 1
A renewal of Interest In the ancient
Gaelio language la manifested in Ireland.
x. pr i
Prince von Buelow tendered his resigna
tion as chancellor to Emperor William,
but it was not accepted. X, Page 1
A regiment of mutinous Turkish troops
was quelled by a loyal regiment and
three were killed by a volley. X, rage X
October statement of the state treas
urer shows over $8,250,000 Invested for
the benefit of the public schools of the
tste. X, rage S
Harry Hughes of Gretna secure a ver
dict of 110.000 damages for false arrest
from his former employers. X, rage 9
tHafe blowers make a big haul at Httlia,
where they entered a Jewelry btore.
X. Fag 3
Two men who go to bed under the in
fluence of liquor are acphyxlated by gas
In the Aetna hotel. X, Fag 4
Near approach of election Is strongly
reflected In the bank clearings. XX, Fag 3
Coming events at the Omaha theaters.
U, Fage T
Talk of plays, playera and the play
houses and latest doings of the musicians.
Events of the last week Id Omaha so
cial circle-t. XX, Fag a
Work of the women In clqb and charity.
XX, Faga 3
Preparations being made for the Omaha
pure food show. Tl, Fags
Gossip of the builders and home build'
era. VI, Fage
J. S. Kelly. South Omaha business man,
appeals to the voters to aupport A. V.
Jefferis for eongresn. as he Is the be -it
man for the place. XI, rage 1
Program for the National Corn exposi
tion is complete und governors' night will
be the opening function. XX, Fage a
Dougla county appears to be safely
republican from reports of workers made
to central committee. X, Fage X
OOKafXalCXAXj AJTS XXTBUITmiAX.
IJve stock markets. VI. Fage T
drain markets. VI, Fage V
Htoi'-s and bonds. TX, rage T
Republicans Have Even Chance in
Montana and Missouri.
JOHN E. LAMB GIVES FIGURES
Democratic Vice Chairman Says
Bryan Will Have Votes,
and I'laces err York In
CnrCIHIfATI, O.. Oct. 31. That the
thoughts of Judge Taft, practically on the
eve of election, turned toward Cincinnati,
hia horns, is shown in the following mes
sage sent from Zlmlra, H. T. to hia
"The issues of the oampaign are now
understood by the American people and
lines are drawn. X hava no fear, no
doubt aa to the outoome. X believe vlo
tory to he assured. X hope that supporters
of republican doctrines and politics will
get out a full and early vote, and that
my Cincinnati friends and neighbors,
whose encouragement has been a aouroa
of prlda and inspiration, will personally
contribute toward this and."
CHICAGO. Oct. 31.-Actlvity at the na
tional headquarters of the republican and
democratic parties In this city cessed to
day, the. campaign was closed and those
in charge -in each camp expressed confi
dence In the result of next Tuesday's poll.
John F. Lamb, vice chairman of the demo
cratic national committee, estimated that
230 electoral votes would be cast for Mr.
Bryan. Including New York and Ohio In
hla list of Bryan's states. -
William Hayward, secretary of the re
publican committee, was equally sanguine
In hi sopposlng estimate, lnslstlna that New
York, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana are safely
The work of the democratlo committee
under the guidance of Chairman Mack, ac
cording to those in charge, has been most
harmonious and has received unanimous
praise from' democratic leaders through
outt he country. More than 40,000,000 but
tons, pictures and pieces ol printed matter,
the democratic committee estimates, have
been distributed. The publicity deDartment
of the republican national committee has
sent out from Chicago 16,000,000 documents
excluelve of the quantities of circulars and
Only roar Donbtfnl States la West.
William Hayward, secretary of the re
publican nationaJ committee. In a ln,i
statement admitted the existence of only
tour tloutrtltri states Iri what ho destffnatr.i
as the western division, namely, Nevada,
Montana, Colorado and Missouri.
"In my Judgment," says Mr. Havwarda
statement, "there are but lour doubtful
states in the western division Nevada,
Colorado. Montana and Missouri. Bv this
I do not mean that wo have no chance in
Oklahoma, but not as good a chance as In
the (our states Just named. Of these Colo
rado and Montana are reasonably safe for
Mr. Taft. The prairie states west of the
Mississippi river, as well as Wyoming,
Utah and Idaho of the mountain states, and
all of the Pacific coast states are and have
been sjrely republican since the beatnnlna
of the campaign. There has never been
any real doubt In the mind of anyone about
Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota or
(Continued on Second Page.)
Questions that Mr. Bryan Chooses to Ignore
A few v celts ago the editor of The Bee addressed to
Mr. Bryaa sovtial uncomfortable questions which he
evaded, answerlug by saying that he would take no notice
of them because the questioner merely wanted to attract
attention. Since then Mr. Bryan has overcome his aver
sion to taking notice of The Bee and Its editor as evi
denced by his speeches and statements to the press. In
asmuch as Mr. Bryan is about to speak in Omaha, per
haps he will be willing to take notice of The Bee a little
more to the extent of answering a few pertinent qusttonu.
1. You, Mr. Bryan, are making much of democratic
friendship for labor. Why is It that practically no legis
lation to protect labor has been enacted in the southern
states In which democrats have absolute control? Why
are there no child labor laws In tht) south? Why are
there no laws to protect women wage earners in the
south ? You and your fusion friends had absolute execu
tive and legislative control of Nebraska for several years.
Why was no legislation to protect labor passed then?
Why did the wage workers of Nebraska have to wait for
succeeding republican legislatures to remove the $5,000
death damage limit, to get an equitable employers' liabil
ity act and to get a child labor law?
Z. You, Mr. Bryan, are trying to make your para
mount issue. "Shall the people rule?" The most ad
vanced step toward popular rule has been through the di
rect primary. Why is it, Mr. Bryan, that your fusion
friends when in complete control did not give Nebraska
a direct primary law? Why Is it that the republicans of
Nebraska had to secure the direct primary law over the
opposition of the democrats? Why is It that the progres
sive republican states have enacted direct primary laws
to bring the filling of offices closer to the people, while
in the democratic states of the south direct primary laws
have been enacted avowedly to disfranchise the people?
3. You, Mr. Bryan, are bidding for office on your anti
trust remedies. Why is It that all the effective legisla
tion against illegal combinations have been enacted by
republican congresses and for the most part by republican
state legislatures, while the democratlo states hare no
effective anti-trust legislation? x
4. You, Mr. Brjan, are bidding tor labor votes by
promising to abolish the writ of injunction in labor dis
putes. Do you not know that injunction abuses have
boen chargeable as much to state courts aa to federal
courts? Can you name a single democratic state which
has pased a law to prevent the abuse of injunction by
state courts? Why was no such law passed in Nebraska
when your fusion friends were in complete control?
6. You, Mr. Bryan, are bidding for votes on your
scheme of bank deposit guaranty. Oklahoma Is the only
state that has put such a law on Its statute books. Why
have none of the other democratlo states enacted deposit
guaranty laws? You, personally Introduced such a bill
From the Washington Evening Star.
CIRCULAR LLTTER DENUDSCEU
Anti-Saloon Men Say Elmer Thomas
is in Dirty Politics.
NO AUTHORITY TO SEND IT OUT
Ouiahan Acts from Personal (irodge,
It Is Claimed hallenber;er
Confers with Optimists In
(from a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Oct. 31. (Spoclal Telegram.)
The Elmer E. Thomas circular letter der
nounclng Governor Sheldon was branded
by C. C. Flansburg, a member of the cam
paign committee of the allied temperance
forces as a "dirty piece of politics, with
out any authority from the officers of the
The circular letters were printed on the
allied temperance forces', letterhead. They
are being mailed out from Omaha and by
the democratic state committee In Lincoln
by the thousand.
Mr. Flansburg said: "Mr. Thomas had no
right to uso the letterheads of the allied
temperance forces In which to make the
unjust and dirty attack upon Governor
Sheldon. The attack was unfair in every
way and should be repudiated by every one.
The league Is in no way responsible for
(Continued on Second Page.)
ON TUE LAST LAP.
TURKISH MUTINEERS KILLED
Threatened Outbreak Quelled by
Dlarharare of One Volley from
Loyal Battalion. '
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 31-A threat
ened outbreak on the part of a company
of Turkish troops attached to the garrison
at Ylldtz Kiosk was promptly put down
this morning with a single volley from a
Joyal battalion. Three of the mutineers
Were killed and fifteen wounded
The mutinous spirit manifested Itself
when the company was assembled, and
threatened for a few moments to result In
serious trouble. But a hurry order was
Issued and a battalion from a regiment
recently brought In from Salonlkt was
'tmrrtftetfn'prihe scene and one volley suf
ficed to coy the mutineers.
The rebellious troops were under orders
to leave for the provinces, but they re
fused to depart, withdrew to a field near
the barracks, and defied their officers.
The battalion from Salonlkl, which was
drafted into the capital especially because
the men were staunch supporters of the
constitution, wss ordered to attack the
rebels. They fired one volley, with the
result set forth, after which the mutineers
surrendered and were made prisoners. Later
they were drawn up on the public square,
tied together and exhibited to the assembled
troops aa rebels who had broken their mili
tary oath. This prompt suppression is
expected to have a salutary effect on the
remainder of the Yildlz Kiosk garrison.
which is suspected of being antagonistic
to the constitution.
Into congress in the early '90s. Why did you not get
your fusion friends to enact the bill as a state law when
they were in complete control of Nebraska? A deposit
guaranty bill, whlph you endorsed, was offered in con
gress last winter as a substitute for the Vreeland bill, but
only a handful of the democratic congressmen voted for
it, the remaining others voting against it or refusing to
vote. The only democratic congressman from Nebraska
was one of those who refused to vote. It your endorse
ment of that bill was unable to make these democratic
congressmen vote for it last winter, will you be able to
make them vote for It next winter?
6. You, Mr. Bryan, are trying to make much of the
popular election of United States senators. We have the
statement of Mr. Tibbies, made three years ago, that a
large sum of money, said to be $15,000 or $20,000, was
contributed by "Ryan. Belmont ft Co." in 1904 through
your brother-in-law toward your campaign for United
States senator in Nebraska., Is Mr. Tibbies riHtakun in
his assertions? If so, why did yon not correct them
long ago? It not, why did you not put your namo on (he
ballot as a candidate for senator and ask a vote of popu
lar preference under the Nebraska law which .1'es you
that right? Why did the democrats refuse to submit
candidates for United States senator to popular vote in
Nebraska in 1898, in 1900 and in 1904?
7. You, Mr. Bryan, are making much of publicity of
campaign contributions. Nebraska has a camp&l&i pub
licity law, but it was enacted, as you know, by a repub
lican legislature after your fusion state administration
had failed to pass such a law. Why Is It, Mr. Bryan,
that your brother-in-law and democratic campaign man
agers have persistently and wilfully violated the Nebraska
campaign publicity law? Why, if you are so devoted to
campaign fund publicity, were you bo insistent that the
$50,000 contribution to your campaign made by the Ben
nett will should be kept secret?
8. Finally, Mr. Bryan, wll you please tell us why you
keep up the dishonest fusion masquerade in Nebraska?
Why do yon permit your democratic presidential electors
to bo mlsbranded on the official ballot as populluu? Are
they not trying to get votes by false pre-lenses? 1 It it not
for the purpose of fooling populists Into voting for jou.
who would otherwise vote for the populist oandMate for
president? If this fusion trick as played in Neorntka Is
defended by you as legitimate, why do you not try to
play it in other states?
Tltec questions may not all be equally weighty, lmt
your frank and unequivocal answers to them would udd
to the amenities of the campaign. It is expooUd that
you will try to get back by harping on The B?e"3 laiff
mistake and by asking other questions In return, as you
usually do. These questions, however, all relate to the
issues of the campaign, with personalities eliminated, and
ws assure you equal space for your aDswt
V1ND DP BY THROWING DIRT
Democrats Close Campaign with Some
ATTACKS ON TAFT AND SHELDON
Elmer K. Thomas of Omaha and
- K. Arthur Cftrr of Lincoln the
Tools of Tom Allen In
(Krom a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 31. (Special.) The demo
cratic state commit'.ae practically wound
up its campaign tonight. Ita finish was
tho dirtiest and most reprehensible of any
campaigns In recent years. Tho state has
ben flooded with libelous, scandalous, un
truthful attacks on both Judge Taft and
Governor Sheldon. These attacks were
held back until the last minute In the hope
that they would not be discovered by the
republicans In time to refute them. In
each instance the democratic state com-
mittve securrd a willing tool to do its
dirty work. Elmer E. Thomas of Omaln
fathered the untruthful attack on Governor
Sheldon; E. Arthur Carr of Lincoln fath
ered the attack on Judge Taft and numer
ous other tools Jumped on republican i'egts
latlve candidates In various counties.
Elmer E. Thomas wroto his circular on
the letter heads of the Allied Temperance
forces. The president of this organization,
Dr .Samuel Zane Batten, said the circular
had not been authorized by the league. C.
C. Flansberg, a member of the campaign
committee, denounced it as "a dirty piece
of politics which should have no effect."
Csrr Repudiated at Lincoln.
E. Arthur Carr used the letter hed of
tho Civic League of Lincoln, of which he
at one time was secretary. He signs the
Utter and the Impression Is naturally given
that he signs it as secretary of tho league.
C. C. Flansberg Is president of this or
ganization and George T. Tobey Is secre
tary. Both denounced the circular as hiv
ing come from Carr Individually and not
from the organization.
Carr was repudiated by the Civic league
and forced to resign. Ho had letter heads
printed and he set out on the letter heads
the following: "Hon. C. C. Flansberg.
president; Prof. Barker, treasurer, and Dr.
E. Arthur Carr. secretary." Mr. Flansberg
cfused to use the lette heads and for
good reasons he and the others forced
Carr to resign. Carr kept these letter
heads. Flansberg said language could not
be found too strong In which to denounce
this action of the deposed secretary. Carr
has been hinging onto the coattalls of
Bryan all during the campaign and has
been one of his chief lieutenants In this
Democrats Help Thomas. .
committee mailed out thousands of the
false and unjust attackc on Sheldon by
The action of the democratic state com
mittee in resorting to these Tammany tac
tics at the last minute has bullded up party
lines aa nothing else could do, and reports
to the republican state committee thla
morning Indicate that instead of helping
the democrats the circulars hava helped
the entire republican ticket, national, state,
legislative and county.
Attacks have been made by circulars on
county candidates In Lancaster and re
ports' have been received at the headquar
ters that the Gage county republican legis
lative candidates have been attacked by
outsiders in an effort to help out the demo
cratic candidates In that county. Two of
the Gage county candidates are up for re
election, Adam McMullen and Dan Klllen
who served in the last session of the
legislature. It is reported that a vicious
attack has been made on these two men in
an effort to help out their democratic op
ponents. These men made the race for
their nominations In Gage county before
the people who elected them two years
ago and both were nominated by large
majorities. Each rn on his record made
in the legislature and each proved satisfac
tory o his constituents.
Stand or the .Veauliires.
The republican state committee urgts
all republicans In Nebraska to stand by
the nominees of their party. Urges republi
cans to pay no attention to charges made
by circulars, signed or unsigned or permit
interference by outsiders in puerly local af-
(Contlnned on Second Page.)
Notes of Confidence Come from All
Parts of Douglas.
TRAVELING MEN WITH TAFT
Representatives of This Fraternity
fir They Consider Bryan Only
a Joke and Will Vote
SUBTDAY, aOTXXBEa 1
national hall. Thirteenth and William
streets, Italian masting i Ipeakers, Jrof.
Lnigi A. Stendatdl, S. O. Maggl and
Bennington, town halli Speakers, A.
W. Jefferis, A. B. Karvsy, W. T. VTappich,
r. C. Best and others.
Turner hall. South Thirteenth street
Bohemian meeting i Speakers, Joseph
Jnrka of Chicago, J. 3. Laager of Wilbur,
Web. I Louis Bsrka, V. Buresh, Joseph
Kontsky, O. Charvat and . candidates.
National hall. Twenty-first and
streets, South Omaha, Bohemian meeting!
Speakers, Joseph Jnrka of Chicago, J. J.
Langer of Wilbur, Web.l Buresh, O.
Charrat, Joseph Xoutsky, Z.ouls Berka
MONDAY, KOTZMBEB 8
Washington hall, last meeting of the
campaigns Short addresses by B. J,
Cornish, K. A. Brome, J. I. Web
star, former Congressman David Mercer,
and congressional, oounty, Board of
Education and Water hoard candidates,
General O. 1. Manderaon will preside.
Kuaio by Seymour quartet and Xastmaa's
Veterans' drum corps.
' Benson, Eagle auditorium, closing rally
of the campalgni Speakers, Judge Bax
ter, A. W. Jefferis, T. A. Brogan, David
K. Mercer and others.
Dundee, town hall: Speakers, S. X.
Baldrlge and J. X,. Kennedy.
South Omaha, Ritchie's hall. Twenty
fourth and BT streets. Speakers, A. S.
Kltchle, X. C. Brome and X. 0. Murphy.
Reports from eight of the thirteen coun
try precincts received Saturday afternoon
at the meeting of the county committee
at headquarters, show that the repub
licans need have no fear of losing tho
county and that the claims of the demo
crats that they will elect the legislative
and portions of the rest of the. ticket are
groundless. Millard. Waterloo, Oil -ago,
Dundee and Clontarf precincts failed to
report Saturday, but the other precincts
all reported rt -pubHcan gains.
Out of 210 votes In Union precinct. Wil
liam Stoltenborg, the precinct 1 chairman,
reports 180 sure for Taft. with 130 prob
ably for the democratic ticket and In the
neighborhood of ten votes for the socialist.
In Benson precinct A. C. Thomas fore
casts a gain for the democrtts of about
fifty votes, but still leaving the repub
licans 360 votes to 2i0 for the democrats,
there being 600 altogether In this precinct.
There are no socialists In Benson.
The democrats may carry Elkhorn by ten
votes, is the Opinion of J. W. Shumakfr,
Four democrats in Elkhorn have an-'
nounced their determination to vote for
Taft. but a close canvass has failed to
find a single republican who will vote
for Bryan. Elkhorn will cast about 200
votes this year.
Blur Slice In Florence,
The republicans will get 415 of the 600
votes In Florence, says E. L. Plats. The
democrats will get KG. There are sbout
fifty socUt'ists In Florence, but most of
them havs announced their Intention of
voting the republican ticket, believing that
by ao doing their "mlllenlum" will be de
layed and more converts will bo m.ida
to socialism. '
The republic-ins will more than hold their
own In the democratic precinct of Douglas,
believes E. C. Hensman. Douglas will
cast about 230 votes, with over 103 for the
G. O. P.
The usual two-thirds majority for the re
publicans will be the verdict In Valley Is
the opinion of A. P. Akerlund. even though
the democrats have been making great
claims of having won over some of the
800 votes there. '
Jefferson Precinct Safe.
F. C. Gottsch believes that the ratio In
Jefferson precinct will be about 160 repub
licans to 100 democrats.' Jefferson has al
ways cast from one to three socialist votes,
but no one has been able to discover who
are the socialists.
In McArdle precinct " It hae generally
been "nip and tuck" between the two lead
ing parties, but this year William Elchs
believes the republicans will have a ma
jority of more than 'JO votes out of a total
poll of practically 2U0.
Ten d:iys ago August Miller, one of the
precinct committeemen In South Omaha,
said ho gave the Magic City to the demo
crats by ft Xi, a few days later he cut this
down to 300, but now he Is betting money
that Taft will carry It.
Bryanlsm in Philippines.
E. W.. Crook, member of Company L, '
First Nebraska Volunteer infantry, whs
was in the Philippines prior to and after
the nomination of Mr. Bryan In 1900 says It
was an open boast among the Filipinos
that If the democratic ticket was elected
they would gain their independence and
that the nomination of Mr. Bryan and his
declaration that .he would withdraw our
armies from the archipelago caused the
Insurrection to break out afresh, after It
had practically been quelled.
When the Americans first went to the
Philippines, fifty-seven languages were
spoken among the natives, the tribes being
unable to communicate with one another
and having no alphabet or written lan
guage. When Judge Taft visited the
archipe'ago he saw at once that the first
thing to do was to educate the natives and
the lust time he was there he was met
at the whaif by i.'W native school childixu
When Mr. Bryan visited the Islands he
wus met by no one ahd his presence was
known to only a few
On account of Bryan's .advocacy of
withdiaaing from the Philippines and (he
resultant killing of many mora Americas
soldiers, the Spanish-American war veter
ans will vote the democratic ticket almost
to a man," sas Mr. Crook.
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