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VOL. XXXLX NO. 46.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST , 190!).
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
IN WALL STREET
Average Level of Value of Leaden
Near Record Mark of Three
Plans to Avoid
in Law Cases
Swedish Monarch Makes an Unsuc
cessful Attempt to End Big
LEADERS CALLED TO PALACE
President Taft Spends His First Sun
day in Summer Capital.
Judge of Supreme Court of New York
Make Number of Important
DEALERS 1 BECOME CAUTIOUS
BIG WEEK'S WORK IN PROSPECT
ocnei mat favorable C - are
Already Largely Dis
WHEAT OUTLOOK IS
Improvement Stimulate Mot.
of Iron and Steel.'
EFFECT OF NEW TARIFF LAY
Orirral Expectation That Largs
Order Which Hare Been Held
Ip Pending; Its Puug
Will Be Relieved.
NEW YORK, Aug. . Last week In th
stock market saw prices carried to the
highest average level touched sines early
In 130. when the highest price In the
history ot the New York Stock exchange
were touched. There I a considerable list
of .prominent active rtock which made
absolute records. Including representative
of such various groups a Union Pacific,
l'nitcd States Steel and Reading. The com
parison of the average price of the twenty
most active railroad stock and the twelve
most active Industrials shows a high point
Ii.k' week of 132.S5 for railroads and 98.30
for Industrials, compared with 138.84 for
railroads and 103 for industrials in January
Realisation of the close approximation
thu made to the market level during the
speculative anticipation! of the country'
most prosperous period Indicated a cau
tious spirit in the speculation last week
and prompted to some careful analysis of
the extent to which the business recovery
had actually gone a a warrant for such
prices of securities. There were cited In
support of the validity of the price level
a number of striking fact. First promi
nerce is hld by the brilliant outlook for
the country's agricultural production. The
eonvletion holds that thl will exceed In
value that for any preceding year,
wheat have been lessened by succeeding
development and the excellent promise for
the spring wheat keep up the hope of a
total crop of good volume. Expectations
of the corn crop steadily grow, and the
government crop report, to be given out
at the opening of thl week, Is confidently
looked for to confirm the good prospects
of the cereal crops. Last week's cotton
crop report left no room for question of
the serious impairment of the probable
yield of the orop, and the disadvantage
of high prloes for cotton products which
will result is recognised. High prices for
wheat also WW. "count, tnr agricultural pros
. i Wheat Helps Mrel.
The stock market recognises no broader
and surer foundation on which to rear
stock prices than the prosperity of the
farming communities. The free movement
of wheat to market corroborates the hope
ful sentiment regarding the grain crops,
and tnsurea abatement of the surplusage
of Idle freight car, which ha been most
persistent in the grain-carrying box cars.
This influence spreads Into the steel in
dustry by the large orders for new equip
ment which are coming from the railroads
to that branch of the Industry. Sentiment
regarding the great baslo Iron and teel
Industry 1 most sanguine and constitutes
an Important factor in the speculative posi
tion In the stock market A record output
of Iron by the United States Steel corpora
tion for July 1 a fact relied on to buttress
this sentiment. The great confidence prev
alent In the teel trade neutralise the
less cheerful condition in the copper
trade, where sustained production keeps
ahead of actual consumption, a shown by
the continuous growth of warehouse stock
of refined copper in Europe,
In general mercantile lines a quickening
of activity 1 already manifest In the
heavy bank clearings throughout the coun
try and in the Increasing volume of mer
cantile paper, offered to bankers for dis
count. It I believed that the actual pas
sage of the tariff bill will release large
orders from merchants, which have been
held back In the desire to know definite
results before making business ventures.
Effect of Tariff Bill.
The passage of the tariff bill marks a
period which was set a year ago as the
ftrebablo end of the uncertainty vand re
straint upon business which might hold
a restoration of prosperity in check until
ended. A the final terms of the new law
shaped themselves and the evident dis
position of the country to proceed with
it affairs became manifest, the stock mar
ket, a well a other business activities
set about with the law enacted. Knowing
that this process had been going on, the
actual enactment of the tariff law brought
some natural hesitation in the market to
measure the outside response by the buy
ing of stocks, which Is relied on to com
plete the profits of the speculative ad
vance in stocks.
The money market position and outlook
gain Increased interest on account of the
speculative position, which la largely de
pendent on It. The beginning of the with
drawal of funds for use In the interior,
which Is seasonable at this time of har
vests, 1 making Itself felt on bank re
serves and on time money rate. Demand
for time loan carrying over the end of
the year ha become active and bankers
expect to m rates rise from this time
until then. Th possible liquidation of
requirements for large capital flotations
is considered. It is expected that the
demand from' foreign Investor will aid
In solving that problem. Th export of
agricultural products also la relied on to
make exchange and bring relief to the
money market In case of threatened atrin
tency, which Is not expected to develop.
Ella Ulaa-los Oft fer Ireland.
ICHICAqO. 111., Aug. a-Ella Glngles,
the Irish Laosmaker. who was recently no-
qultted of a charge of laroeoy after a
most sensational iriai. ten this city today
for her home in uunt, Ireland. She was
aoooinpanied by Mrs. Grace Van Dusen
Cook. Many club women were at the sta
tion to say goodby te Miss Olngies.
Wunm Strsck By rrcinht Train.
MEXICO. Mo.. Aug. S Belle Dudley, II
rears old. daughter of William H. Dudley,
sae killed and her father and sister Kile.
If years old, seriously Injured early today
when the wagon in which they were drlviug
' carried M yards en the angtue
NEW YORK. Aug. S.-How can "The
Law's Delays," notoriously vexatious and
costly in the adjudication of commercial
cases, be reduced to a minimum of annoy
ance and expense to the nation's vast com
mercial interests? This question is being
dealt with by the Judges of the suprema
ourt of the First department of New Yo;k
tte. Though their efforts are urimarllv
f. cted at securing reforms In laws and
"ices that shall achieve or approximate
'd In view so far as New York stale
jticerned. their campaign. If such It may
e termed, may, in event of success. Influ
ence the courts of the entire United State
Today the committee of Judges mad nub'
lie the results of their consideration of the
question, so far as they have advanced it.
They do not pretend to have fully solved
the problem and they ask advice upon it.
J hey start with the promise that the
public's chief concern is in "the reduction
of litigation to actual differences and the
abatement of the law's delay In the com
posure of commercial cases." They make
on this point suggestions which. In brief,
are for simplification of privileges In plead
lngs, both as to substance and in time ot
making; for reform in court assignments
through which Justices making orders in
uch cases shall be the ones to hear argu
ment upon these orders; for laws reducing
the time within which such actions may be
begun, and requiring precise and unequivo
cal statements of facts as constituting
causes of action.
An important recommendation is for the
practical abolition of the demurrer In civil
actions. In place of the demurrer, that
so frequently flagrant method of securing
delay on the part of the litigant whose
cause is weak or unjust, the Judges would
compel the litigant to answer and have
the case brought to trial, when his objec
tions to the complaint should be threshed
out and Judicially decided on the spot, and,
If not then sustained, the trial of the ac
tion to be proceeded with.
The report is signed by the members of
the committee appointed to make the In
vestigation an justices or the supreme
court In New York City Charles F. Mac-
Lean, chairman; James A. Blanchard, Ver
non M. Davis, Charles L. Guy and Irving
Woman's Badly Mutilated Body la
Fonnd In Underbrush Near
DETROIT. Aug., 8. -The badly mutilated
body of a woman about 35 years of age
was found in a clump of underbrush In
Hamtrack, this county, today. The condi
tion of the body Indicates that the woman
was assaulted and killed.
The body has not-been Identified. It was
foind by Justice , of the Peace Munch of
Highland Park. It was lying on it back
with the skirt carefully drawn up over the
face. The sknll was crushed and the face
and body were covered with bruises. The
clothing was disarranged.
A handkerchief, supposedly belonging to
the' victim, was found several feet awsy,
as was alJto her purse, which had been
torn open and nothing which might serve
to Identify the body left in it.
The ground for yards about was torn up
and bits of flesh Were In the finger nails
of the woman, indicating that she made
a valliant fight for life before being over
powered. The clothing was of cheap ma
terial, but was neatly made.
The land on which the body was found
Is owned by an Italian named Serrlera
Marks, who of late has entertained, it Is
said, many of his countrymen, who seemed
to be itinerant peddlers' or laborers. While
no suspicion attaches to Marke, the officers
are investigating reports that women of
the neighborhood have been annoyed by
some of Marke's guests during the last
week or two. Mrs. A. J. Button, wife of a
resident of the vlelntty. savs she was
accosted near when the body was found
week ago by a man who from appear
nee she thought was an Italian. She
says he stopped her and made an insulting
remark to her. She became frightened
and ran to her home, a short distance
away, and locked herself in the houe.
When her husband came home that night
he tried to track the man. but failed. Mrs.
Button gave a good description of the mar
to the officers today. ,
WRECK NEAR PUEBLO. COLO.
Two Passenger Cars on Mlssoarl Pa.
rifle Derailed and Five Per
PUEBLO. Aug. g. The chair car and
smoker of Missouri Pacific passenger train
No. 1 which leaves at 12:01 p. m. for St.
Louis, went Into the ditch at Avondalc,
twelve miles west of, here, today. Five per
son were injured.
OUIe O. Moore, Pueblo.
Lloyd Brown. Ordway, Colo.
F. E. Rathbun, Piedmont, W. Va.
Vergle Martin, Los Angeles, CaU
Mrs. L. E. Caperton, .-t. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. Caperton was able to continue on
The cause of the wreck was spreading
rails. The Pullmans left the track, but
did not overturn.
Kidnaped Children Are
Probably In Chicago
ST. LOLiiS, Aug. k. That the kidnaped
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lil WrUier lulwi'uialltMt, wuicu tiaui tuc
piMius iwuay treat ue ooitouctui t a
V kau railroad uatu, Uat a me da
l lit slduaptitf a tiuiiutui li.o utiitmcu
ami a nutn siia.rering tnc uodertpuou ot
Bam Turin! look a train to t hicao.
x'ua ewiuueten Vraiik U; Wood, uid liiui
the watuau aud fciuln:eu redo iurJn'. tuc
man leniaiuittg tu me siuokit. coiupuii
uul vt Ui sank cart 'ili ualu am t ed
In ChWage at M o'slsvh li Ui evening:
Ths udu la described as haUtc stout.
Leaden of Employen and Employe!
Consulted Without Result.
PRINTERS WILL STRIKE TODAY
Non-Union Driven of Wagons Will
Not Be Allowed on Streets.
WIRE WORKERS WILL STOP WORK
Thousand Telegraph and Telephone
Operators Will Go Out Wednes
day Strikers netting Aid
STOCKHOLM. Aug. 8. The tie-up of the
business life of the country, as the re
sult of the general strike, 1 so serious
that King Gutitav intervened In an en
deavor to secure a compromise. His
majesty today sent a message to the par
ties of the conflict, exhorting them to
come to an agreement at the earliest mo
ment possible, and advising arbitration of
the disputed questions.
It was after King Gustav's message had
been read and approved at a cabinet meet
ing Saturday that his majesty summoned
to the palace the two leaders of the war
ring factions. Director Von Sydow of the
employers and Senator Llndqulst, presi
dent of the federation of trades unions,
for a conference.
The result of this conference has not
yt transpired, but, apparently, his majes
ty's efforts for a peaceful solution of the
trouble was without result, for tonight It
was announced that the printers would
strike tomorrow, and the National Labor
union issued a proclamation that, begin
ning tomorrow morning, every dray or
other wagon whose driver is not wearing
a union permit badge will be stopped by
strikers. No exception, It wss stated, will
be made for owners driving their own
The union further threatens to frustrate
the attempt of the Stockholm Street Car
company to start its cars tomorrow on the
important lines with the aid of the com
pany's officials and strike breakers. Over
1,000 telephone and telegraph employes will
strike Wednesday. The Employes' asso
ciation Is paying out $40,000 daily to sup
port its weaker members. The cash' in
the association's treasury Is sufficient to
keep up this support .for three weeks, and
when the funds in the treasury are ex
hausted, the association has a reserve
fund of M. 500.000, which may be used.
The strikers dally are receiving large con
tributions from Denmark, Norway, Fin
land, Germany, Roumanla, and Bulgaria.
-A prominent Journalist. Oustafaon, has
been summoned to court by the public
prosecutor, charged with a crime against
the penal code that of exhorting the em
ployes of the state railway to strike.
Over High Cliff
Lumber King of New England and
Chauffeur are Killed By
TURNER FALLS. Mass., Aug. 8.-George
Van Dyke of Lancaster, N. H., one of the
best known lumbermen In New England,
and his chauffeur, Frederick B. Hogden,
were fatally Injured when an automobile
In which they were riding plunged over a
seventy-foot cliff In the Connecticut river
at Riverside, opposite here, today. Both
died of their injuries at the hospital. Mr.
Van Dyke was known as the lumber king
of New England. eHwas president of the
Connecticut Valley Lumber company,
owned the Moose River Lumber company In
Maine and was president of the Brompton
Paper company of Brompton. Que.
He had been watching the work of run
ning logs down stream from an automobile
on top of the cliff. When ha was about to
return to the lumber camp the chauffeur
touched the wrong lever and the machine
went over the cliff.
FIVE AEROPLANE FLIGHTS
Golden Flyer of Charles F. Wlllard
Does Successful Btunta at
NEW YORK. Aug. 8.-Charles Foster
Wlllard, a young New Yorker, made five
successful flights in the aeroplane Golden'
Flyer of the New York Aeronautic society,
near Mlneola, L. I., at dawn today. The
length of the flights varied from seven
tenths of a mile to two mites.
In the fourht flight Wlllard successfully
accomplished his first turn, swooping over
the field at a forty-mile clip at a height of
thirty feet. eH made three complete tudns
In all. covering two-thirds of a circle.
His feat Is considered remarkable In that
he has made but eleven flights.' Wlllard's
success Is attracting attention. Two hun
dred persons, many of whom came In au
tomobiles, witnessed his flight. W. K.
Vanderbllt. jr., was among the spectators,
following the areoplane in his motor car.
of dark complexion and about 55 years old.
This is a general likeness of Mrs. Rosls
Ricardo, mother of Vlnceuxo R Lear do, on
of the men sought In connection with the
Woods' story reinforces that given yes
terday by C. F. Bauer, whose clothing
establishment Is near th Union station.
Bauer said that he sold a "wash' sailor
suit and boy's shoes and stockings to two
Italians, who wars accompanied by a boy
and a girl resembling the missing children.
Bauer added that after clothing the boy
in his new suit the party entered ths depot.
This occurred shortly before 1 p. m. on
August 1 Fifteen minutes later Wood says
his mysterious pasaongar boarded th trai
From the New Tork Herald.
GOVERNOR IS READY TO ACT
Ouster Proceedings Against Omaha
Officials Await Evidence Filing.
IT IS NOW UP TO PATRICK
Attorney General Will Be Instrncted
to Start Suits as Soon as It la
Shown That Law Is Vio
lated By Board.
iFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 8. (Special.)-It will not
be necessary for anyone to go to the trouble
of getting up a large petition to get Gov
ernor Shallenberger t ask the attorney
general to bring proceedings to oust Mayor
Dahlman and the Boarjl of Fire and Police
Commissioners of Omaha, notwithstanding
Senator W. R. Patrick or Sarpy county,
who was defeated for re-election last fall,
had the Epworth assembly pass such a
While Governor Shsllenfcerger Is out of
the city, from his of fits, the' Information
was secured that whenever a statement Is
made to the governor, backed up with ev
idence that the law Is being violated by
the police commissioners of Omaha, he will
take action without anyone going to the
trouble to secure a petition of signers. In
other words. If Senator Patrick filed real
evidence with the governor and asked that
action be taken it would have the same
effect as though he secured the signature
of every woman who heard his speech yes
terday. The fact that ex-Governor Sheldon voted
for the resolution has caused some talk,
inasmuch as the governor' was constantly
besieged by persons who wanted his Omaha
police board fired, but after repeated hear
ings Governor Sheldon refused to give the
board members their walking papers, but,
on the other hand, upheld the board in its
actions and refused even to accept the
resignation of one of them for months.
In his talk yesterday Senator Patrick said
the state of Nebraska is lined up against
Douglas county, "and the state should be
against Douglas county," he said, "until
the decent people of that county send bet
ter men to the legislature and to the state
The passage of the 8 o'clock closing law
did not represent the sentiment of the late
legislature, he said, but the bill was passed
In order to get even with the Douglas
county delegation. Most of the senator's
speech was a wall over his own defeat for
election to the senate.
in his speech ex-Governor Sheldon said
he was not taklug the stand he did because
of any political ambitions he might have,
"for." he said, "I have no political ambi
Member Law Ha Not Been Vtolatad
and Will Not Be.
"To oust the board." said W. J. Hunter,
one of the tire and police commissioners
last night, "It would have to be shown
that the board wilfully violated the law or
wilfully refused to enforce a law.
"We Intend to enforce the law. We are
now awaiting an opinion from the city
lenl deDartment regarding the Dinuixo
case and have cited Dlnuaxo to appear to
show cause why his license should not oe
"There Is not th shadow of a ground for
complaint against the oard of Fire and
Do you want a
girl for housework?
238 and get one.
That is the "Want-ad Num
ber." If you are without help,
go do it now. No use drudg
ing this hot weather when you
can get help so easily.
Girl looking (or work know that
The bee publishes practically a com
plete llat of people who want help,
ao they look to the Bee Want-ads
when looking for a place.
Better step to the phone and
put in the ad.
WAS NEVER MADE FOR FLYING."
Will Set Free
Deputy Sheriff Osborne Goes to
Georgia to Procure Release from
Penitentiary of J. H. Davis.
Deputy Sheriff Osborne has gone to Ma
rietta, Ga., to free from the state peniten
tiary J. H. Davis, whose Imprisonment
there makes a strange story.
Davis was arrested In Omaha, September
K, 1H0R, as a suspicious character, by De
tectives Maloney and Van Dusen. He was
thought to be a bad man and one wanted
by the government, so he was placed In
the county Jail September 28, where he re
mained until January 1 of this year. No
case having been made against him by
that time he was turned free.
At Marietta, Ga., Davis was arrested a
few weeks ago and declared to be the thief
who stole a valuable package from an ex
press office' In that 'town on 'December
22, 1908. December 22, 190S, Davis, of course,
was resting behind the bars of the Doug
las county Jail.
After his arrest Davis tried to send word
to the Douglas county officials about his
Imprisonment at Marietta, but the officers
there, it Is said, would not permit him to
write any letters, nor would they telegraph
the local officials. Last week Davis, after
a trial in which several witnesses Identi
fied him as the man who stole the package,
was sentenced to serve seven years in the
Georgia state penitentiary.
When the sentence was Imposed upon him
Davis made a strong plea with the Mari
etta officials to notify Sheriff Brailey at
this place, so that evidence could be pro
duced to show that the crime was com
mitted by some other man. Finally the
hard-hearted men of Georgia yielded and
the sheriff of Douglas county was told of
The Douglas sheriff does not want to see
any Innocent man go to prison, so Deputy
Sheriff Osborne has gone to Marietta with
affidavits and the Bertlllon measurements
of J. H. Davis to establish, if possible, the
Innocence of the man now ready to begin
serving a penitentiary term of seven years.
The Marietta officers are not convinced
yet by what Davis has told them that he
is Innocent. If he Is they think, perhaps,
that he was aware of the crime and has a
twin who Is guilty of stealing the pack
age. Four or five people who saw the pack
age stolen are so sure Davis is the man
that the Marietta officers will never be
lieve anything else than that Davis, or his
twin brother, did the deed.
GENERAL ATW00D IS DEAD
Retired Officer Who Spent Forty-Two
Years In Army Passes Away
at Chicago, III.
CHICAGO. Aug. S Brigadier General Ed
win B. Atwood. M years old. who was
placed on the retired list In 1908, died sud
denly here today. He was taken 111 last
night, but hi condition was not considered
serious at that time.
General Atwood served In the United
States army for forty-twj years. Ho was
born In Ohio and received a major's com
mission in an Ohio regiment at the out
break of the ctvtl war. He was mustered
out of the volunteers In 1K6 with the title
of brevet major. The following year be
returned to the service with the rank of
second lieutenant In the Sixteenth infantry.
His promotion to the rank of - brigadier
general followed meritorious service in the
Philippines. He Is survived by a widow
and four children.
Grand Army Veterans
Take Salt Lake City
6 ALT LAKE CITY. Utah, Aug. 8 Ths
advance guard of delegates to the Forty
third National encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic, which meets to
morrow, was reinforced today by thou
sands. Among those arriving were delegations
from Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont, District of Columbia, Michigan,
North Dakota, Chicago, West Virginia,
Iowa, Pittsburg, South Dakota, Nebraska,
Mlbsouri and Indiana. :
Department headquarters were opened
and tents for the various delegations
The city was gaily decorated tonight.
On every aid wars displayed picture of
LAUNCH UPSET AT TOLEDO
Three Persons Drowned When Pleas
ure Boat Turns Turtle.
TEN MEN HAVE NARROW ESCAPE
They f ling to Overturned Boat I'nttl
Aid Comes Body of Woman
Who Was In Cabin Only
TOLEDO, O., Aug. S Harry Dill and
Frank Lehaney, railway employes, and
Mrs. Mabel Hudson were drowned and
seven men were rescued under difficult
circumstances when a launch containing
a party of merrymakers capsized In Mau
mee bay, BOO feet off the Casino, a summer
theater, this morning. All were residents
Dili was the owner of the boat and took
out the party of ten men and one woman
-desplH -arte protests of hi wife... When
over the deep channel of the bay near
the Maumee river the launch turned turtle
from the weight of ths entire party, which
had collected on one side, and turned over
The woman was In the cabin and was
unable to get out, although there were
afterwards found evidences of her des
perate struggle to escape. Leo Barnes
swam ashore end all of the other men were
able to regain the overturned boat and
cling to it except Dill and Lehaney, whose
bodies were not recovered.
The endangered men were rescued by
fishermen from the shore, who heard their
cries, and ran to the Toledo Yacht club
nearby, casting off four boats. One. of the
rescuers dived under the overturned launch
when It was towed ashore, and recovered
Mrs. Hudson's body.
Dill's young wife was with difficulty kept
from casting herself into the river.
Hundred and Five Thousand Persona
Registered for Homesteads in
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. S. From a heap
of more than 105,000 envelopes, drawing
will begin at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning
to decide ths lucky applicants for lands
thrown open to entry and settlement In the
Coeur d'Alens reservation.
Cans containing the envelope will be
cut open In th public view and emptied
on a big wooden platform.
The envelopes will be mixed with shov
els, and ths selection of ths first 100 will
be made by Miss Helen Hamilton ot Coeur
d'Alene. Each envelope, as drawn, will
be opened by th land officers and the
The drawing for th Flathead reserva
tion will be mads on Thursday and Friday
by Miss Christina Don lan of Missoula,
Mont., and that for ths Spokane reserva
tion on Monday, August 16, by Miss Har
riet Post of Spokane.
For the Flathead reservation about 6,000
applications will be drawn, and for the
Spokane reservation about 260, in each case
about twice the number of the available
homesteads. The excess will be drawn to
allow for Improperly filled out applica
tion and for any other irregularities.
heroes of the rebellion In settings of elec
Wednesday is the feature day, when
from 10.000 to 15.000 veterans will parade.
On Monday, Tutsday, Wednesday and
Thursday nights campflres will be held,
at which several national figures will
In the program of entertainment will be
four concerts at the tabernacle, where
special music will be given by the taber
St. Louis and Atlantic City are the prin
cipal contestants for the honor of enter
taining th next encampment. For commander-in-chief
former Governor Van
Bant of Minnesota and former Attorney
General William Kstcham of Indiana ars
Supervisors of the Census Through
out United States to Be Appointed.
PLANS FOR DISTRIBUTING PLUMS
Republicans in Debatable States in
South to Be Recognized.
NO CUSTOMS COURT NOW
Congress Failed to Make Appropria
tions or Fix dalsrlea and No Ap
pointments Will Be Made
REVERLY, Aug. . Beverly was hot to
day, almost as hot as Washington, hut
Tresldent raft spent a lasy Sunday and
did not seem to mind the more thsn 90
in the shade. He began the first Sabbath
of his vacation by going to the Unitarian
church. Miss Helen Taft and Captain
Archibald Butt were the only other mem
bers of his party. Through the early hours
of the afternoon the president sat on the
broad veranda of his cottsge overlooking
the pall-dotted ocean and read "The Great
ness and the Decline of Rome," by the his
torian, Ferrero, who spent a week at the
White House with Mr. Roosevelt.
Near sunset the president took a long
motor ride with Mrs. Taft. After dinner
he again sought the cool of the veranda.
Will Appoint Supervisors,
Mr. Taft has several matters of official
business before him during the coming
week. He is going to dispose of the matter
of census supervisors throughout the entire
United States. Secretary of Commerce and
Labor Nagel and the director of the census,
Dm and, are coming to Beverly the latlur
part of the week with a long list of nsmes
and by the time they leave the president
hopes to announce his position.
The president has fixed upon the policy
he will follow with reference to census ap
pointments In the south. In the statu
which are solidly democratic the president
will divide the appointments equally be
tween the democrats and republicans. He
will Insist that the appointees shall not be
active partisans, however, but capable men.
From the so-called "solid south" the presl
dent has picked out North Carolina, Tenne r
see, Kentucky and Missouri as debatablo
states and will treat them on the same foot
ing as northern states, giving all of the
census Jobs to republicans. Hs will Insist,
however, that in these states, the same
standard of efficiency and character of men
shall obtain. The states in which the di
vision between democrats and republicans
will be made are Virginia. South Carolina.
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
As to Virginia, ths president is repre-.
sented as believing that the bitterness of
the recent primary fight In that state be
tween Henry St. George Tucker and Judge
NMsnn for the democratic gubernatorial
nomination will give the republicans an
opportunity to make an excellent and
encouraging showing at the polls next
November. Anything he can legitimately
do to help the party In the state, it is said,
he will gladly do. Several administration
officers and possibly a cabinet officer or
two will probably make speeches during the
Considering; Bastern Problem.
The president Is giving serious considera
tion to the strained situation between
Japan and China over the Mukden-Antung
railroad. The matter wa brought to ths
preeldent's attention by Secretary of State
Knox before he left Washington.
In the event of a complaint of violation
being lodged against either party to the
treaty it Is believed the matter will become
a question for consideration by all the
powers. The United Slates will have a
hand in whatever Is done.
No Caatoms Conrt.
The j. resident has about decided that hs
will not make any appointment to the
bench of the customs court provided for In
the new tariff bill. While It authorised
the court, congress fsiled to make an ap
propriation for the Judge or any other
officials. If the president should appoint
Judges under present conditions he would
have to fix their salsrle. This he does
not wish to do. He has no desire to
antagonise coflgress In any manner and hs
believes that in both the seriate and th
house the members should have the right
to express by a vote their preference In
the matter of salaries. A to the objection
that $10,000 salaries would give th customs
Judges a greater compensation than that
enjoyed by the United States circuit court
Judges, the president 1 said to feel that
th higher figures should prevail In both
delecting; Tariff Commissi oa.
Mr. Taft ha turned over bodily to Mr.
MacVeagh, secretary of the treasury, the
task of selecting five experts to form a
tariff commission under the new law. Mr.
MacVeagh has authority to go ahead and
select the right men and the president will
confirm the selection. These experts are,
intended primarily to assist the president
with Information and Inquiries as to tho
administration of the maximum and mini
mum provision of the new law. Secretary
MacVeagh Is expected In Beverly the latter
part of the week.
Postmaster General Hitchcock, who Is to
pend his summer vacation at Mr. Mac
Veagh's place, near Dublin, N. H., Is ex
pected to accompany the secretary of ths
treasury on his visit.
I.lttle Work on Message.
President Taft told several of his callers
today that he did not expect to do any
active work on his message to congress
until after he returned to Washington in
Mr. Taft has had the general outline of
his message in mind for rome time. Several
of the cabinet members are working on
details of the various provisions and wilt
report their conclusion to the president.
Attorney General Wkkercham, for in
stance, Is working on the proposition of
reforming the laws us to interstate com
merce and violations of the anti-trust law,
etc. Secretary .Nag el Ik working along the
same lines. Thene tnu cabinet officers at
the end of their separate studies of the sub
ject will send a Joint repurt to ths president
which ha will discuss In his massage.
Lively Hope for rhlllnntsvas.
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