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OMAHA. THUItSDAY MORNING. AUGUST K 1P09 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
Chief Foreiter'i Defense of Roosevelt
Policy of Conservation Loudly '
in Royal Gorge
Tie Up Traffic
Forty-Five Miles of Track in
Arkansas Valley Washed Out
IN TWELVE YEARS
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
Reviews Work of His Department
for Three Terms.
Barnes Close Behind and is Assured
of Nomination for One Place
on the Bench.
I I I
Applauded at Denver.
PROTECTION OF FORESTS
BALANCE OF TRADE GROWN
THIRD POSITION IS IN DOUBT
'f ij"Ty J i, 1
His Reiteration of Stand Taken at
Spokane Provokes Enthusiasm.
RESOLUTIOKS ARE INTRODUCED
Delegation from Arizona Asks Sep
arate Statehood for Territory.
ADDRESS BY GENERAL NOBLE
Former Secretary of Inferior II t
casaee Importance ot Protecting
Matlonal Wealth from or.
DENVER. Colo., Aug. IS.-Olffnrd Pin
chot with a plea for the conservation of
natural resources, baaed on the Roosevelt
policies, brought a burst uf enthusiasm
from the delegates to the Transmtsslsslppl
congress Uila morning when lie reiterated
his stand taken at Spokane rfor the pro
tection of the national forests.
Before Mr. Plnchot spoke a number of
resolutions er offeid. The citlsena of
.Arizona backed a resolution demanding
separata statehood far their territory and
shippers urged a resolution asking that
railroads be not permitted to Increase rates
without due application to the Interstate
Commerce Commission. Also there was
a demand for mora industrial schools.
Mr. Plnchot was given a hearty ovation
. he began to speak.
"That the national duty lies in the di
rection of conservation there Is no doubt,"
he said. "I can conceive uf no higher
plane of duty than that we conserve our
wast rasdurces along the lines of the
Roosevelt policies and to these policies 1
This brought a round of applause and
the allusion to Roosevelt gained applause
fur the former president.
"It is folly for us to say there ts land In
plenty and forests In plenty, v. hen we
know that our forests are being depleted
far more swiftly that It Is possible for us
to reforest. We have foreslB In plenty for
the present generation and perhaps for the
next, but tu the years to come there will
be famine aplenty if we do not at this
time take a stitch in time.
"Conservation on the Hues laid down by
Roosevelt will not only keep our present
forests, but will give us lumber when w
need it most. To save theBe forests now
may require much self-denial, but it will
give the country resources in the years
Following his plea for the forests he
urged reclamation and said It lies with
the west to make fertile with Its own labor
the vast tracts which otherwise would be
lost. Ha Jtrsaaitei. the aid of the govern
ment in every meritorious enterprise look
ing toward conservation.
Demand for lomervstiou.
General John W. Noble, former secre
tary of the interior. In an address at to
day's session of the oongress pointed out
that there had grown up a pubilo opinion
almost universal In the nation that showed
not only an Intelligent, but a determined
purpose that the country's natural re
sources believed to be essential to the na
tion's vitality and progress should be pro
tected from private and particularly cor
porals greed and monopoly and controlled
for Uis pubilo welfare now and hereafter.
The speaker showed the present benefits
and future prospect from forest and water
reservations. Ha discussed the matter of
l protecting the reservations from Infringe
' ment and their being gradually pared down
by the claims of Individuals and small
local Communities who asserted that the
reservations were too large and that cov
ered areas, which might be of use for
Kissing, should be turned back to the public
domain and be subject to settlement and
General Noble saya that the system as
now practiced and being enlarged was
natursl in lis character. Its benefits ex
tending not only to the first state, but
reaching as the waters thus preserved ran
on, slate after state and whole sections
of our country from the source to the
mouth of the various rivers; and that the
system and policy ware to be considered
from a national point of view.
It was apparent, the speuker continued,
that these great benefits if they were al
lowed to fall Into the hands of Individuals
and particularly coi poratlons, ouM be
administered for the greatest pecuniary
gain possible to the owners.
That the very least that could be ex
pected of the government would be to keep
ultimate control of rates und regulations,
so that the ministration of the trust could
not be successfully perverted.
MAUPIN TELLS TALE OF
NEBRASKA'S MANY GLORIES
Depaty Labor Commissioner Orator at
AnanaJ Dinner of M. Joseph
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Aug. 18. i Special.)
IV. M. Maupln, deputy labor commissioner
of Nebraska, was the guest of honor at
the annual dinner of the St. Joseph Ad
club this evening. Mr. Maupln responded
to the toast, "Nebraska." A native MIs
sourian. he paid a tribute to the state of
hi birth, and men launched Into an elo
quent eulogy of the state of his adoption.
He told of the manifold glories, advan
tage and blessings that follow a Nehraskan
fioin his cradle to his grave, all the long
road being strewn with those good things
of l.fe that dwellers in less favored re
gions vainly long for. His presentation
of the facts on which Nebraska rests its
claim to greatness was dune In a witty
way, cold figures being mingled with
humorous sallies or dressed In most at
MRS. CULL0M PASSES AWAY
e of Illinois Senator Kirrgmbl to
Heart T rookie la Mash
Inatoa. WASHINGTON. Aug H-M-a. Cullom.
wife of Senator Cullom of Illinois, died
her at her resident shortly after noon
today. Mrs. I'ullom had suffered from
heart trouble fur a long time, she became
111 last spring and went to Atlsnt'o City,
but experienced no marked improvement.
Eba rLurna4 bar aturdajTi
rESVER. Colo., Aug. 18. Another
cloudburst at Four Mile creek, nenr
Canon City tonlnht mad" more disastrous
the "lod In the Arkansas river valley.
T Ince early today threatened adjoln-
In 1- . washed out railroad tracks and
tie."!- J Tiny trains containing eastern
Th(,t, burst was exceptionally heavy
and s ? river. swollen by mountain
torrent. C risen S fee.t 6 Inches. Den
ver & ? rande and Colorado Mid
land tral V blocked at many places,
ind scorei urlsts wrro reported de
layed at 1
Kallda, Grand Junction
and other y "
The picturesque Royal Gorre. where the
Arkansas river rushes through canyon
1,000 feet deep, was a scene of wild fury.
The water had reached the level of the
famous "hancing bridge." although the
bridge was said to be Intact.
At Pueblo tonight the water was splash
ing over the levee at thP State asylum
grounds, and with a six-Inch rise., the
grounds of the asylum as well as a large
portion of the residence section near will
be under water.
renver P.lo Grande officials here
state that 4," miles of their track between
here and Hnllda Is w allied out and that It
will be at least a week before traffic can
A few pen ver ft Klo Grande trains are
being detru.. d by way of Alamosa, over
both standard and narrow gauge roads.
Bold Attempt to
Rob Cliff House
Bandits Try to Intimidate Clerk at
Manitou Hotel and One is
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. Aug. 18
Fashionable Cliff house at Manitou was
the scene of one of the most daring at
tempts at rubbery in the history of the
Pike's Peak region at 3 o'clock this morn
ing. Edward Clark, who has been working
at the house as a fireman all summer, and
Peter Webster, said to have come from
Salt Lake City, appeared at the room of
Day Clerk James Morrow at that hour and
forced, him at the point of a gun to ac
company them to the office, where they
demanded that he open the safe.
In some manner one of the robbers laid
a gun on a nearby desk. Morrow, who is a
powerful fellow of 200 pounds. Jumped for
the weapon and securing It. fired at the
men and an exchange of shots followed,
during which Morrow shot Clark through
the head, Inflicting a fatal wound. The
clerk escaped with a bullet hole through
his shirt, although the weapon was so
near when It was fired thst his clothing
The men fled, followed by a hastily
gathered posse and were later captured
near Colorado Springs. Clark was taken
to a local hospital, where he cannot live,
and Webster was placed in the county Jail.
Thousands of dollars In money and Jew
els were saved by the pluck of the clerk,
for the safe was filled with vuluables, the
Intended robbery coming at the height of
the tourist seuson.
Drops Into River
Thirty Persons More or Less Injured
When Twelfth Street Structure
CHICAGO, Aug. IS Ten persons were In-
j u rod seriously and twenty others had
narrow escapes tonight when 250 feet of
tha Twelfth street bridge over the river
and viaduct collapsod. It was thought at
first that several had been killed, but
workmen digging In the ruins until lute to
night had not found any bodies.
The bridge was closed on Its west ap
proach for construction work on the rail
road viaduct underneath. The accident oc
curred Just after a street tar had run
part way acioss the bridne and thirty pas
sengers had alighted to walk over the
dangerous portion to get another car. The
passengers were hurrying in a huddled
group when there was a loud dumbling
and a crash and the footway sank be
neath them, carrying many to the pits
Many eecaped by clinging to side tim
bers. These, with the car crews, began
the work of rescue and must of the Injured
were tuk'n out before the police am
bulances came. Several were found with
legs and arms broken and Internal ' inv
Juries. Traffic on three railroads was de
layed for an hour by the accident.
Dog's Sagacity Leads to
Saving Man Adrift at Sea
NEW YORK. Aug. 1. "Hv golly. I
thought I was a goner." said Madden
Plerson. the missing seaman of the
wrecked schooner Arlington, when he was
picked up today by the fishing schooner
Irene and Mary, after having duflcd
without food, drink or sleep for twenty
seven hour on a crazy raft of lust.'d
spars. Then he took a long pull from
the captain's flask, swallow e. a cup of
piping hot coffee and turned in, without
further comment. Not until he awoke
from a sound sleep did he complete his
While Pterson was rolled up In blankets
below, Captain Ertrkson of the Irene and
Mary was making something uf a hero of
"Sport," the black, curly-haired dog. the
schooner's mascot. For an hour before
the rescue. Sport had been snuffing the
windward air, pawing the rail and yelp
ing excitedly. Fuxiled by the dog's be
havior, the captain kept a sharp lookout,
and when he saw what looked Hive a buoy
slipped from Its moorings, he headed the
schooner for It Immediately. Soon he
could make out with the aid of his glasses
the fijura of a man waving, tut undcr
shlrl il was Pleia ,
Yearly Average of Exports Over
Imports is $411,000,000.
INCREASE IN YIELD OF SOIL
Wheat Production in Nebraska Shows
Gain of 45.9 Fer Cent Per Acre.
DEPARTMENT WORK MULTIPLIED
Tasks Assigned to It by Con
arras Mow Necessitates Kmploy
ment of Over Ten Thou
WASHINGTON, Aug. IS. During the last
twelve years, the period covering the ad
ministration of Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson, the agricultural balance of trade In
the I'nlted States Increased from a yearly
average of S'34.000,000 to $411,000,010, or 75.6
per cent, according to the department's
year book. Just made public.
This wonderful development Is In keep
ing with the progress that has been mads
along all lines of agricultural activity. At
the same time, it is stated, many conditions
affecting the lives of the farmers of the
country have advanced in even greater ratio
until many of the undesirable features of
farm life have been eliminated.
Department's Work Grows.
"So Increasingly disposed has the public
been to ask and receive the aid of the de
partment, and so large have been the new
fields of work assigned to It by congress."
says Mr. Wilson, In a resume of his work,
"that the number of employes has In
creased enormously. On July 1, 1897, t.444
persons were employed, and eleven years
later, In IMS, the number was 10.430, or over
four times as many."
Among the notable Increases were In the
bureau of animal Industry, from 777 to 3,152
employes: In the forest service, from four
teen to 8,753; In the bureau of chemistry,
from twenty to 425. and the bureau of plant
Industry, from 127 to 976. Most of the addi
tional workers In these bureaus are em
ployed outside of Washington, there being
2.4S8 within and 7,9.12 outside of this city.
Many have been the Innovations Introduced
and developed Into potential forces for the
betterment of farm life during this period,
says Mr.. Wilson. The entire system by
which the work of the Agricultural De
partment has been operated has been
changed. Never before has the work of
state agricultural college and experimental
stations been so intimately related with the
department as now.
Increase In Yield of Soil.
During these years there has been a
great diversification and geographic exten
sion of products, partly from the cultivation
of new land. Although there has been a
decreasing production per acre of what was
only recently virgin soil, there was an in
creased production per acre of the entire
country. The yield per acre of cotton dur
ing the ten years ending with 1906 was from
a mean of 172 pounds per acre during the
preceding ten years to a mean of 191 pounds,
or an 11 per cent Increase. Other crops
have kept pace with cotton. Within ten
years the production of corn per acre In
Ohio Increased 17.5 per cent and in V irginia
1S.3 per cent. Oats Increased 17.8 per cent
In Indiana. Wheat increased 16.2 per cent
in New York and 5.9 per cent In Nebraska.
Similar advancement was made In the yield
per ai re of o. i products. In some degree
this upward rnove.nent began twenty years
ago. but Ir; all lines it has been marked
during the last decade.
Citing the increase in population based
upon the families of the native born. Secre
tary Wilson declares that no one need have
fear that the farmers of this country will
ever be unable to provide for Hb popula
tion. "They are already demonstrating, In the
cases uf various crops and of various
states." he says, "that they can provide for
a population increasing faster than by In
crease du.' to excess of births over deaths."
Farm Wairea Increase.
From 1895 to 19n6, he gays, farm wages in
creased faster than did prices. In the mat
ter of wage increase the farm laborer has
fared better than the working man em
ployed in manufacturing and mechanical
"Tt.e farmer," says the secretary, "as the
results of Information, Intelligence and in
dustry, bus thrived mightily. The progress
that has been made Is In the direction lead
ing to popular and national welfare, to the
sustenance of any future population as well
tti to a larger efficiency of the farmer in
matters of wealth, production and saving.
and In establishing himself and his family
in more pleasant ways of living."
President's t'oosln Killed.
TRINIDAD. Colo., Aug. 18 Charles Taft,
a second cousin of Trcsidont Taft, was
killed at FVtor, Colo., thirty miles north
of here, today by lightning.
Refreshed, fed and In dry clothee, Pler
son told his story. He is a big Swede 4S
"I had Just made fast a life line shot out
to us by the coast guards." he said.
"when I was washed overboard by a
comber I did not Jump, or have time to
think of it.
"When I got my head out of the smothr
of foam. 1 saw a bit of drifting wreckage
near me. There was iron bolts on It and
loose ends of cordape. With these I lash' d
myself fast, leaving play enough so that
1 could stand erect and wave my shirt.
It was early morniig and I cjuld we that
1 was rapidly be'ng earned out to sea.
j "All day Tuesday I sh mif-d and waved
j my flag All last uignt I fought off sle p
I and the numbing cold. Sixteen vessels.
one a revenue cutter, passid me. but I
could not attract their attention, as I was
often out of sight In the trough of the
"At last I could see by the way the
Irene and Mary changed its course thai
I the lonkuut hail lighted me. I have been
.a sa lor for twenty-two jears. but no
J schooner ever looked so good to me as the
vlic aud Mar), btUi uy to wuidaxU."
From tha Washington Star.
TAFT IS READY FOR TEST
President Not Alarmed by Rumors of
Attack on Corporation Tax.
SUCH ACTION IS ANTICIPATED
Is Something; of a Lawyer Himself
and Kmlnent Attorneys Agrree
with II I in that It Is
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. IS. Reports
which are reaching Beverly dally from
Washington and New York that the con
stitutionality of the oevT i '.rporwHon ta
Is to be tested Just as soon as an effort
Is made to collect it have not disturbed
the president the least, as he laughingly
told a number of callers at the Taft cottago
today. The tests and the protests, the
president declared, were all anticipated.
Mr. Taft, himself a lawyer of some
eminence and father of the corporation
tax Idea, is thoroughly convinced that the
tax will stand any test that may be applied
to It. Attorney General Wickersham, a
corporation lawyer of note, and Senator
Itoot, celebrated on the corporation tax
provision of the tariff bill and the measura
as enacted, they believe, will survive any
attempt to nullify it.
Plana for New I.earlslatfon.
Attorney General Wickersham Is coming
to see the president Friday to discuss with
him a plan for reorganization of the duties
of the Interstate Commerce commission,
amendment of the Sherman anil-trust law,
and bringing Interstate corporations more
definitely under the control of one branch
of the government.
In his speech of acceptance. In his Inau
gural address and during his campaign
tours Tresldent Taft definitely committed
himself to the so-called "Roosevelt poli
cies," and declared that the principal aim
of his administration would be to establish
the necessary machinery to enforce fliese
According to Mr. Taft's view the ma
chinery to enforce the laws on the statute
books Is now Inadequate. He believes that
the Interstate Commerce commission is
overcrowded with work and that It ought
to be relieved of its Jurisdiction as a leg
islative body, Its functions to be limited
to the quasi-Judicial Investigation of com
plaints made by Individuals and by a de
partment of government charged with the
legislative business of supervision. The
president also believes that undnr the
Sherman antl-triiFt law as it stands today,
there Is much to interfere with legitimate
business, but that by amendment it can
be made an effective and Just Instrument.
Quick, Decisive Action.
To bring about a coalition of the law
departments of the various government
departments which- have, to deal with
railroads and other interstate corporations
and "trusts" so as to permit of quick and
decisive action in cases of offense against
the statutes, is another of the tasks which
the president has set hlmsejf.
He has outlined his own views to his
cabinet on these subjects and has left
to Attorney General Wickersham, Secre
tary Nagel of the Department of Com
merce and Iabor, Senator Root and sev
eral other advisers, the work of framing
the needed remedies. The president will
(Continued on Second Page.)
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en carefully and will appear
in the next edition.
Probably you have something you
should advertise a room or house
for rent need help something to
sell something you want to buy.
Do it now while you have it
la niiai- TaLeuhone it,
TARIFF PRODIGAL'S RETURN.
Attempt to Set Aside Order for
Reduction of Through Rates
from Eastern Points.
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. The Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railroad, with seven
western railroads as co-complainants, filed
suit In the United States circuit court
here today to enjoin the Interstate Com
merce commission from enforcing Its rata
order of June 20. This order reduces the
through rates from points east of the
Illinois-Indiana line to Des Moines, la. This
is the third attack of the western rail
roads against the commission, Involving
the commission's order that through In
terline freight rates from the east shall
be less than tho sums of the local rates.
The roads lined up with the Rock Island
The Illinois Central, Chicago Great West
ern, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, Chi
cago & Northwestern, Chicago, Burlington
& Qulncy, Iowa Central and the Wabash
Kills His Father
to Wed Stepmother
Remarkable Confession Made by
Oklahoma Boy Charged with
FAWHITSKA. Okl.. Aug. 18 Peter
Brown, under arrest here charged Jointly
with his stepmother with the murder of
his father, I. P. Brown, last April, has,
according to the sheriff, made a remarka
ble confession to him.
According to the alleged confession,
young Brown killed his father with an axe
and was assisted by his stepmother In
throwing the body Into a brush pile, where
it was burned. Brown is credited with
saying his stepmother had promised to
Today there was another arrest in con
nection with the crime, when Bert Blum
feldt was arrested, charged with being an
accessory. Ruby Waters, aged 18 years,
a niece of Mrs. Brown, Is being held as a
CROOK HIDES IN A HOSPITAL
Takes Treatment for Imaginary
Trouble for Nearly Week
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.-Charles Alex
ander, wanted by detectives hid In a hos
pital In this city and was treated for
nearly a week for an Imaginary internal
troublo before he was forced into the
'street. Detectives discovered him jester-
lay and arrested him.
Greek Flag in
CANE A. Island of Cret Aug. H.-A
well directed shot fired by one of the par
ties of blue Jackets land-d early this morn
ing from the International squadron an
chored In Canea harbor brought down the
flagstaff of the Canea fort and with it
the Greek flag that has threatened to
bring war between Turkey and Greece.
A combined landing party composed of
detachments from the ships of the four
protecting powers was sent ashore before
sunrise today and the task of removing
the Hellenic emblem was carried out in a
few minutes without any attempt at inter
ference on the part of the islanders. Most
of the blue Jackets then returned to Uielr
ships, but small detachments representing
each of the four powers were left behind
In occupation of the bastion of the fort
ress to prevent any attempt on the part
of the Cretans to raii-e another flag
Cretan gendarmes have been posted
throughout C'auca tu paluiaia order.
CIIADBOURNE FOR PRESIDENT
Hotel Men Elect Officers and Adjourn
MINNEAPOLIS GETS TWO PLUMS
Presidency and Next Meeting; Both
(io to Minnesota Metropolis
O'Brien Chosen First Vlea
President of Association.
President Charles N. Chadbourne. Ten
don hotel, Minneapolis.
First Vice President T. J. O'Brien, Hen
Second Vice President C W. Johnson,
Hotel Elils. Waterloo, la.
Third Vice President W. C. Keeley,
Cataract hotel, Sioux Falls, S. D.
Fourth Vice Presldentr-J, D. Baoon,
Grand Forks, 8. D.
Fifth Vice President J. E. Little, Cook
hotel, Rochester, Minn.
Secretary-treaaurer" Irrln A. Medlar,
These were elected officers of the North
western Hotel Men's association Wednes
Minneapolis was chosen aa the place of
the annual meeting for 1810.
The seventh annual convention of the
Northwestern Hotel Men's association con
cluded Its highly successful session at the
Rome hotel shortly after noon Wednesday.
The morning meeting was opened with a
telegram of greeting from President Fred
Van Ormond of the national association,
expressing his regrets at his Inability to
be present and congratulating the asso
ciation In Its meeting and wishing for It
J. II. Richards of Rpauldlng read the
paper of F. Melville Lewis of Cleveland,
(J., on "Hotel Associations," in the ab
sence of Mr. Lewis.
Sidney S. Spence of the New National at
Fall City gave an off hand talk on how to
run a hotel on tha European plan In a
J. F. Let ton of the Hotel Bentley of
Alexandria, La., gave an Interesting
sketch of how to make a 1260,000 hotel pay
in a remote community, and presented each
of the delegates with a souvenir plate to
remind them that Alexandria was on the
map. He was an ardent advocate of ad
vertising. Mr. Spence extended a cordial Invitation
to the association to visit his hotel at Falls
City on tne occasion of his birthday, on
March 17. 1!H0.
T. J. O'Brien of Omaha was made chair
man of the an anfcementa committee by
The auditing committee submitted Its re
port upon the books of the secretary treas
urer, and found them all correct, and rec
ommended that the secretary-treasurer be
paid ffOO for his services for the last year.
The report was unanimously adopted.
Standing; Committees amfd.
Standing committees for the convention
were appointed as follows:
Nomination W. B. Nation of Sioux Falls,
O'ontlnued on Second Page )
by Blue Jackets
Four warships of the protecting powera.
Great Britain, Russia. Italy and France as
sembled In Canea harbor yesterday after
noon, their presenca being an outcome
of the difficulty that had risen between
Greecs and Turkey since the evacuation
and an Indication of the purpose of the
powers to mainta,n the status quo.
Yesterday the foreign consuls at Canea
notlfind the Cre.sn government that the
Greek flag would be hauled down this
morning and they warned the government
that Irreparable consequences would follow
any attack made on the International
landing party. On receipt of this warning
the Cretan authorities Issued an appeal to
the people not to obstruct In any way the
action of the powers.
The action of this morning means thst
the protecting powers have returned to the
Island and the sit us Hon is again as it was
before July Zl
Fawcett Has the Lead So Far as
Returns Are Received.
HAMER IS RUNNING CLOSE UP
Count is Proceeding Slowly and
Returns Are Fragmentary.
VOTE LIGHT OVER THE STATE
r respects II Will ot Reach the Total
of Last Tear, as There Was To
lontrat Rsrrpt oil Supreme
Returns from Tuesday's primary are 'lll
decidedly Incomplete and not conclusive ss
to the third plac on the icpublican tl ket
for supreme Jurige. Sid wick leads 1h poll
on the returns now In, and Barnes a clns.
second, and these two have been nominate t
without question. For the third plnco
Kawcett has a lead of 688 on the face of
the Incomplete returns over Hainer. Cohhey
Is next In the list, but from present Indica
tions the nomination lies between Kawcett
and Hamer, with the chances favoring the
The vote was light, probably considerably
less than In last year's primary. As pre
dicted before the primary, many democrats
voted the republican ticket, having no cin-
1 tested places on their own ticket except
where local irsues and candidates creati'd
Following aro th figures received up to
I 3 !
Adams. S.... R2 27 &3 ST :'0 f7 RH SO
Banner .... X, J 2fi 7 SI 21 M I'.
Boyd. 8 .14 7 It 23 1!) 25 2t H
Buffalo, 6.. V7 210 79 107 92 l:3 170 80
Burt, 3 nft 12 " 10 HO f 4t 1
Cass. 15 I'M 171 fi 43 F.8 47 229 29
Cherry, 1.... 80 18 30 20 32 7i 44 S
Clay 108 159 152 112 170 112 30 101
Cuming, 3.. li2 47 150 SO 21 98 ?01 11
Custer, 4.... IK) 115 88 98 195 -W ti7
Dodge, Vi... 4f 284 208 172 281 271 SM) 1K
Douglas ...1822 901 997 1978 2m 1863 IMS 1834
Gage 612 371 1269 441 404 BiX 702 2tV:
Grant 20 11 22 18 14 47 29 17
Hall, 16 104 120 78 71 10.1 110 11'. 74
Hamilton. 4 98 96 71 63 tij 7fi 18 ;,S
Harlan, 1R.. 104 118 109 1J0 91 2f) 119 135
Hayes. 1.... It 8 4 5 10 6 17 fi
Jefrson, IB. 3RS 197 352 211 2:.2 21" Ui'i K.l
Johnson ... 23 158 J04 15? III 3K H7
Keamey. .. 80 Br 48 40 70 M 91 Kl
K'yaPaha, 8 38 20 29 80 - 34 H !A 14
Kimball. 1.. 18 28 20 IS 18 IS 1' )
Knox. 1 24 1 7 4 4 82 11 it 9
Laro'sfr, 42.2249 1070 1226 9 9 1600 19i;t 2C.1 tax
Lincoln, 8... 1S6 184 211 VV. 1M 12; 151 71
Madison, 14. 134 M 133 230 134 203 72
Merrick, 2.. 63 B6 46 47 .Vi 61 lot 34
Pawpee. .. 302 148 263 180 261 ls5 820 106
Phelps, 15... 110 100 173 82 160 207 260 89
Pierce 183 142 60 61 96 47 216 24
Rlch'son, 7.. 94 83 60 61 26 86 75 17
Sarpy 92 36 67 88 77 47 7? 6
Reward. 10.. 215 130 151 107 161 143 98
Thayer, 10.. 189 .. 186 110 110 103 M CO
Wash'gt'n, 3 14 19 16 5 21 15 13
Wayne 179 142 76 49 144 71 170 fO
York 518 422 276 186 350 247 9-14 1G4
Totals. .10076 5798 71G0 6.100 8576 7888 10)21 HOi
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Aug. 18 (Special. )-The pri
mary In Lincoln was a great frolic for
the democrats, who took advantage of the
work of their legislature, which amended
the primary law so that voters could cast
their ballots for candidates regardless of
party affiliation, and were busy all day,
They dipped In not only In tho fight of
the republicans fur positions on the state
ticket, but tiny worked hard for and
against republican (candidates on the
Lnst night hard working democrats
walked the streets and bragged about
voting for or against this republican and
that republican. They had no contests of
their own In this county and were left
free to vote for the republicans. i
T. J. Doyle, three years ago democratic,
candidate for congress In this district,
said he voted the straight republican ticket
for the first time In his life. His excuse
was that h believed the lepubllcsns
would he successful this fall and there
fore he desired to assist in the nomination
of the strongest men. Felix Newton,
bookkeeper at the Lincoln asylum, said he
voted his Russians for the men he con
sidered the weakest on the republican
The "Independent" voter who would get
in politics providing he did not have to
tell liis party affiliations, failed to get
busy, as the vote was far short of ex
pectations. When the primary bill was
pending democrats Insisted to have the
open primary would mean a largely In
With several precincts still missing the
following have bnyond doubt been nomi
nated In Lancaster, each having a hard
contest: II. V. Hoagland, sheriff; Jack
Matthews, coroner; Billy Clinton, regis
ter of deeds; Harry Wells, county clerk;
Fred Beckman. treasurer.
BIDS FOR NEW BATTLESHIPS
William Cramp aV Son Are Iflw oa
( onstruetlon of Wyoming; and
WASHINGTON, Aug 18 William Cramp
A Sons of Philadelphia weia the lowest
bidders for constructing the battleships
Wyoming and Arkansas, bids for which
were opened at the Navy department today.
They submitted two bids, one at U. 460.000
and another at 14 475.000. Only one ship
can go, however, to any firm of builders.
The New York Shipbuilding company of
Camden, N. J., made the next lowest bid
The vessels are to be of 26.000 tons each,
the largest ever undertaken by the Ameri
can naval establishment, the Increase In
tonnage In this class of vees.is being from
20.000, the slxe of the original American
Dreadnoughts, the Delnware and North
The I'tah, raw under construction by the
New York Shipbuilding company, and the
Florida, now being built at the New York
navy yard, are the two remaining Dread
noughts, their totinag being ii.000.
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