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VOL. XXXIX NO. 59.
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."WARM ROAST FOR
Congressman Fowler Addresses an
Open Letter to the Statesman
?f from Danville.
Brings Out a
Many Old Timers Pay Tribute to
King and Hear the Beautiful
Preparing to Retire?
TAFT SPENDS DAY
Executive Disposes of Few Business
Matters and Takes to Golf
REVIEWS FINANCIAL RECORD
ALDRICH COMES ON THURS0AY
yi Speaker Has Voted Wrong on
Every Monetary Measure.
JSSLDE HISTORY OP LATE? " VA
Uncle Joe Accused of Hooting a
of anio in 1907.
SPEAKER'S POWER IS TOO GEE.
tffpm Chairman Makes Appeal tot
i New Hons that Will Iaalst
laoa Revlsloa at the
ELIZABETH. N. J.. Aug. tS.-The fol-
Mawtng la In part an open letter addreesed
to Speaker Cannon which a given out
,here today by Congressman Charles N.
Fowler of New Jereey, former chairman of
the houM committee on banking and cur
rency: ELIZABETH. N. J-. Aug. 2J, 1900 Hon.
Joseph O. Cannon, Danville. 111.: My Dear
Sir During- the last two or three months
J have observed from time to time In the
fjiress of the country certain news Items
, Disparaging my ability In certain directions
which I have every reason to believe have
emanated from you.
I desired the chairmanship of the bank
ing and currency committee and have used
sill self-respecting and hoaorable means to
retain It, simply because-It would enable
tne to advance right thought and possibly
prevent the passage of bad legislation.
However, chairmanships do not make men.
but men make chairmanships. It was
therefore wholly Immaterial to ma person
ally whether you appointed me to the
chairmanship or another. '
The fact then has been fairly established
i that you knew that I would get agree
( tnenta, but what you were afraid of was
j that those agreements would not serve
Cauos'i Flaaaclal Reeord.
Now, what has been your record for the
last thlrty-slx years upon the financial and
currency question that you should assume
to dictate the -legislation of the United
f J States upon this all Important question.
Upon the 14th of April, 1874, you voted
for a bill which Is described by John Sher
man In these words; "It provided for an
expansion of an Irredeemable currency."
When this- bill passed both houses, Presi
dent Grant vetoed It. It was the so-called
January 17, UTS, the act for the resump
tion of specie payments passed by the re
publican bouse by a vote of US to (8, but
rou did act rota fotn;"" -
. On October , 1877, you Introduced a
trill "To repeal the time clause of the re
sumption act." . ,
On November 14, U77, you made a speech
declaring that it was as much repudiation
to pay in gold alone as in Irredeemable
paper. Tou had much to say about "gold
On November 23. 1177. yea voted for a bill
to repeal all that part of the resumption
act which authorised the secretary of the
treasury to dispose of United States bonds
and cancel greenbacks.
On November S, you voted for a bill for
the remonetlsatlon of silver (Bland bill)
and on February 28 voted to pass it over
ltt.e veto of President Hayes.
On August 28, 1893, you voted against the
repeal of the silver purchase act, and voted
against It, as amended In the senate, on
November 1. l&at.
Now, I desire to recur to the bill to
which I have already alluded as having
been prepared by the fifteen bankers, who
were appointed by my urgent request, and
by myself, in the fall of 1904. After that
bill had been reported by the banking and
currency committee to the bouse, I went
to you. as was necessary, disgraceful as
the necessity may seem, under the circum
stances, to ask whether I could call up the
bill for consideration, telling you we were
then facing a financial crisis, and that
something ahould be done to meet It, and
that this bill had been drawn for that
, specif io purpoee.
Hooted at Paale.
. Tou literally hooted the Idea of a panic.
and Inquired, "What In h does this howl
ing In Wall street amount to. The coun
try don't care what happens to those d
peculators. Everything la all right out
west and around Danville. The country
don't need any legislation. Then. I don't
take any stock In your d d asset cur
rency." As usual, your Ignorance and
prejudice were all sufficient then.
But the pants came, as every man who
had any Intelligence upon this subject
knew It would.
Now, Sir, mark this the bill prepared by
these representative bankers, which met
only with yoar sneers and contempt, and
known as the "bankers' bill," provided for
i about $260,000,000 of credit currency, called
In that bill "national . bank guaranteed
credit notes. "
If that bill bad been upon the statute
books when the pressure same, there would
. have been no general suspension of banks
throughout the country, no general break
Ing down of the exchanges, as ail the
banks could have more than met the de
mand tor currency.
a again, air, when I became chairman of
the bank Ids' and currency eommlttee of the
Sixtieth congress X advertised broadly that
, the banking and currency committee would
: bear any one wbe wanted to be heard;
. and, upon dosing these general hearings.
i I caused to be seat out special Invitations
j to many of the leading banking economists,
! bankers and prominent merchant of the
country te oome before us and give their
views. Having closed these special hear-
Es,' our committee prooeded to prepare
lslatlon upon all the best information
we could (ft and reported to the house
what la now commonly known as the
"Aldrteh BiU Nethlas;.
I appealed to you. as was necessary, for
the privilege of bringing the bill up before
the bouse for discussion, only to receive
your contemptuous refusal, with the added
(Ooatlneed oa Second P-V
Omaha night at the den proved potent
te draw a full house to hear the oprey
"Paprika Schnltsel" and to see the hero
ine kidnapped by a lot of hungry pirates.
Orand Mufti Herring announced that the
present membership 1s 1,1 IS, shewing a
large increase over last week and also
over the corresponding week last Year
The faot that President Taft Ir to be
iltiated at the den September 30 and that
. -j. iy paid members can gain admission to
.building Is bringing out many knights
- have been a little backward In com-
ough -several star members of the
ere missing last night, the oprey
. off like It was greased and Ben Cot
ton and 8. 8. Hamilton and Ous Rente
and others filled in the missing parts till
it was not noticeable that anyone was
John Brennan in the title role and C. L.
Vance" with his milk leg are two of Vhi
hits of the show and divide the stellar
honors with William Wapplch. who shakes
the windows of the historic building with
his magnificent voice, which could be eas
ily rented out for a Claxton horn.
Next Monday night will be another
double header, when the good citizens from
the north and from the south. West Point
and Plattsmouth, will take' Samson by
storm. Plattsmouth already has 250 clti
ens signed up, who say they will be on
hand with their hair In a braid, and West
Point does not propose to be left behind.
September 4 will be Omaha day at the
Cass county fair, when King Ak-8ar-Ben
111 reciprocate and send a large dele
gation to Plattsmouth. A special train
will leave Omaha at 4:30 on that date
and return at 10 p. m.
More horsemen that la the cry of
Samson, who says that he must have
them for the parades. The beautiful floats
are nearing completion, but horsemen
must be had. for the horses cannot find
their way through the streets alone.
"The business men of Omaha who have
not Joined this Institution of Ak-Sar-Ben
should reach right down , in their socks
and loosen up to the extent of S10," said
Mayor Dahlman. "We owe It to the work
ing crew and to the board of governors
who do such an Immense amount of good.
Everywhere I go the people ask about
Ak-Sar-Ben, which draws more people to
Omaha to join hands with our people in
good fellowship than any other thing. We
expect to build the big metropolitan city
of the, west but we must keep moving.
We have the natural gateway but we must
Clement Chase said he had the figures
compiled by Assistant Postmaster Wood-
ard, which showed that Omaha now had a
population of 165.000. Evidences of growth
are to be seen on all sides and Ak-Sar-
Ben should not hide Its head under a
bushel but should advertise to all corners
of the country.
John T. Yates, sovereign clerk of the
Woodmen of the World wants all to boost
for Omaha as a convention City, saying
that conventions are the best advertise
ments a city can have. He aald that the
new Woodmen of the World building will
have a large convention hall on the top
floor, suitable for the holding of big con
ventions. Wheat Breaks
Price Drops Twenty-fire Cents on
Unusually Large Eeceipts.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Aug. 23.-Cash
wheat broke 26 cents a bushel today dur
ing one of the greatest one-day declines on
record. New No. 1 northern sold a week
ago at $1.48. Saturday's price was $1.S5.
Today it sold early at 11.25, but when It
was found that there were MS cirs of
wheat received, of which 106 con tainted old
wheat, 180 new crop winter and .180 new
crop spring wheat the market broke wide
open. Old crop No. northern went down
20 cents, selling at (1.05, compared with $1.25
DIRIGIBLE DROPS INTO RIVER
PARIS, Aug. 23. The Bayard-Clement
dirigible balloon, after making a flight here
today fell Into the Seine. The aviators
The Bayard-Clement dirigible balloon was
built In Paris last fall. It Is about 180 feet
long and has a capacity of J.500 cubic
metera The car Is built of steel tubea
The airship Is fitted with a steel-covered
engine bouse and a shelter for the pilot
and passengers. The motor is attached
to the frame by strings so aa to prevent
the vibration from being transmitted to the
framework. The balloon Is driven by a
wooden propellor about fifteen feet in
diameter, which has a speed of 350 re vol u
tlona a minute.
Ballooa Lost ta the
bat Aviators Are
Department Store at Jones
and Sixteenth, Possibly
The deed has been recorded transferring
the South Sixteenth street property at the
head of Jones street to A. J. Beaton from
Otto Mueller of San Francisco. The con
sideration given Is $36,000,
The sale was announced by The Bee last
week, Mr. Beaton Intends to put up a
business building on the property, but Its
sise ta dependent upon the Woodmen
building going up a block north. It Is re
ported on good authority that a department
store will occupy Mr. Beaton's new build
ing and J.' E. Beum Is said to be interested
in the project. Borne difference In their
plans will be made by the upshot of the
controversy ever the lot on the southeast
corner of Jackson and Sixteenth, which Is
la dispute between Baum and the Ken
nedya 1 be business of Miller, Stewart 4k Beaton
Eight Persons Were Killed and More
Than a Dozen Critically Injured
at McKee's Rocks.
DEATH LIST IS INCOMPLETE
At Least Two Dead Men Were Carried
Away by Friends.
HEAVY DAMAGE TO PE0PEETY
Street Cars Are Wrecked and Many
ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE
Pressed Steel Car Works Employee
Strike te Abolish Percentage
Fool tes; System Alleed te
PITTSBURG. Aug. 23--The McKees Rocks
city council late tonight at a special meet
In called for the purpore appointed a com
mittee to go at once to Harrlsburg and ask
Governor Stuart to call the state con
stabulary from the plant of the Pressed
Kteel Car company, whose S.W0 employes
are on strike. Neither the car company
nor the strikers were criticlxed at the coun
cil meeting, the purpose being slmptay to
protect the cltltens of McKees Rocks and
The death list resulting from last night's
wild rioting was swelled to night, when
Mike Desoski. one of the striking men
living In McKees Rocks, died at Mercy
hospital from gunshot wounds in the lungs
and abdomen. This brings the death list
up to seven. AH of the seriousiey wounaeo
are showing slight Improvement.
Three columns of smoke rises from the
chimneys Of the Pressed Steel Car com
panys plant In Schoenvllle tonight, the
plant being still In operation despite the ef
forta of mobs to scare off , the Imported
Tonight the striking men seemed to real
ize for the first time that the company
could do without them.
Forty state police are on their woy here
tonight to augment the company of
mounted constabulary now on duty "at the
The strikers realise that the mounted
troopers are more than a match for them.
Tet all during; the day these troopers have
been subjected to abuse from doors when
ever they chanced to pass a strike sym
pathiser's home. In retaliation every
striker or sympathiser who- left his door
step today was searched. Besides the
searching the troopers Insisted on examin
ing the bodies of the strikers, and If they
bore bruises or traces of being clubbed
they were promptly arrested, as the troop
ers considered such evidence proof that
the men had participated in last wight's
The strikers wives were viewed with dis
favor by the troopers today. 'Several of
them, carrying large baskets, were made to
turn over the contents to see that they
were carrying nothing- contraband Into
the houses. '
Twenty .men were arrested and put Into
the boxcar Jails before nightfall. The men
who resisted were manacled to the troopers
horses and dragged through the streets to
the plant entrance. At noon the great
bells of the Catholic cathedral In McKees
Recks began tolling. This was kept up
for over two houra Then the bells were
ordered silenced by staU troopers, as it
was pointed out that such demonstration
at the present time only went toward agl- j
tating the -strikers.
Late todsy strikers wives beselged Lieu
tenant Smith of the state constabulary for
news of their missing husbands. The
lieutenant had ten hats gathered from
"bloody comer" after the conflict last
night. Several of the women claimed that
the hats belonged to their husbands or
sons and wept copiously over the head
gear. The strikers seem awed and bloomy to
night at the extent of last night's fatali
ties. The gloom over the little car com
pany village is also attributed to the fact
that tomorrow a funeral has been planned
for the strikers who were victims of the
rioting. So far as plans for the funeral
have been made, the strikers bodies will
He in state at the Catholic cathedral In
McKees Rocks during tomorrow morning
and escorted by strikers and their sym
pathisers, will be intered in the little ceme
tery Just outside of Schoenvllle.
The news that additional state consta
bulary were on their way from Wllkes
barre and a-ould be in the strike sone be
fore morning, seemed to act as a quietus
upon those few strike sympathlxers who
gathered in doorways during the evening
and discussed the situation. ,
A meeting of the striking employes of
the car plant scheduled for the late after
noon was not allowed to take place.
The announcement was made late today
that the United States government will
heed the peonage charge against Presi
dent F. N. Hoffstot end foreman Samuel
Copen of the Pressed Steel Car compony
to the extent of making a thorough in
vestigation of the allegations made by
Albert Vamos. who swore to the charges
before United States Commissioner Lin 4
sey on Saturday.
Aside from the human sacrifice, prop
erty was damaged to the extent of thous
ands of dollars. Three street car lines
(Continued on Second Page.)
will, under no consideration, be moved to
the new building, for the firm haa a ten
year lease on Its present quarters in the
Webster-Sunderland block. More space In
that building will soon be occupied, for
the Miller, Stewart ft Beaton business Is
to be enlarged. A line of stoves will be
added and the oriental rug department en
larged. The Woodmen of the World have not
gone ahead with their tests of the ground
at Sixteenth and Jackson. There Is said
to be a difference on the price to be paid
for the boring.
It now seems likely that the session of
the executive council, due September ,
will be held in Omaha Instead of Chicago
J. C Root Is In Denver at present attend
ing a meeting of Insurance cumml toners
of a number of stales.
But You May Depend
From the Minneapolis Journal.
TWO NEW AEROPLANE MARKS
Curtiss Circles Eheinu -Course in Less
Than Nine Minutes.
PAULHAM MAXES HIGH FLIGHT
Frenehmaa Bnters the Coateet fe'
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fered by tfce cHf et -
RHEIMS. France, Aug. 23. Glenn II.
Curtiss, the American aviator, and M.
Paulham. representing France, , divided
the honors of the second day of Aviation
week, the former with a thrilling flight
Just before dusk In which he lowered the
speed for the course, which measures
t 1-E miles, te 8 minutes. 35 2-5 seconds:
the latter making two impressive high
altitude flights of WH and 56 kilometers
respectively in the endeavor test for the
prlxe da la champagne. This event car
ries prizes amounting to $30,000, the first
being $10,000. The money will be given to
the six aeroplanes traveling the greatest
distance without touching the ground or
replenishing their supplies of fuel and oil.
Curtiss' performance began Just as the
time limit for the start of the prlx de la
champagne waa expiring, when the Ameri
can enthusiasts had abandoned hope of
seeing their representative take the field.
Amid the unbounded Jubilation of the
French spectators, Bleriot only a few
minutes before had clipped sixteen seconds
off Lefebre's record made yesterday with
his powerful eighty horse-power mono
plane. Suddenly at one end of the field
went up the cry:
'The American is starting." All eyes
were strained to that .particular point,
where Corlandt Field Bishop, president of
the Aero club of America, and a crowd
of other admirers surrounded Curtfcs.
With a preliminary run along the ground
of one hundred yards the machine rose
lightly and shot by the tribunes at a
height of sixty feet. It was going at a
terrific pace, with the flngs level as a
the mistaken impression that the finish
plain. Curtiss made the last turn under
line was closer. He descended so close
to the earth that many thought he touched
but, perceiving his error, he mounted
quickly and easily, crossing the line ma
jestically. An Instant later the signal was
hoisted that he had made a record.
Curtiss said that he had not pushed
hie machine to the limit of its speed and
laughingly declined to -say more, adding
that the most Interesting Incident of hii
flight waa the view he got of his fallen
rivals strewn around the course.
It is the Intention of the American avia
tor now to await patiently the Interna
tional event for the Gordon Bennett cup
Saturday, for which he is again the favor
(Continued on Second Page.)
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.
Glrle looking for work knew that
The Bee publishes practically a com
plete Hat of people who want help,
o they look to the Bee Want-ads
when locking for a place.
Better step" to the phone and
put in the ad.
Upon It Uncle Joe Hasn't Neglected to
Trust Stock He
Gave to Employes
Typewriter Man Sues for Shares He
Gave in Expectation of
: --.Death...-.'.. -.. , .
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 An attempt by
James B. Hammond, head of the Hammond
Typewriter company,, to revoke a trust
agreement by which he virtually gave 520
shares of the stock of that company to the
employes of the company, was argued in
court today. ,
Mr. Hammond's counsel Informed the
court that in February last, believing that
he was about to die. Mr. Hammond ap
pointed trustees to distribute the stock
among those of his employes whose length
of service warranted It.
A few months later an attempt was made
to show that Mr. Hammond was mentally
unsound, but he was twice adjudged sane.
In June he visited Europe and recovered
his health, but while absent learned that
the stock was being distributed. He bad
expected this to take place only after hi
death. Mr. Hammond then returned to
America and recovered most of the stock.
The courts are now asked to enjoin the
beneficiaries of Mr. Hammond's gift from
appropriating the entire stock of the com
pany. Mr. Hammond's counsel said the stock in
question was worth $1,000,000 and that the
agreement under which Mr. Hammond had
made it over to his employes Included a
provision that the company should pay Mr.
Hammond $60,000 a year for five years.
He now desirea to hold the gift In abey
ance. Decision was reserved.
St Joseph Banks
Two Crooks Get $4,000 from Eight
Institutions by Means of Bogus
ST. J06EPH, Mo.. Aug. 13 Eight banks
here were swindled out of $4,000 today by
two crooks who presented what purported
to be certified checks In a St. Louis bank,
but which proved to be bojrua The swind
lers escaped. Their scheme was to de
posit the bogua checks and draw a part
of the amount of their face In cash.
Another Court Order in
Incubator Baby Case
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. Aug. 23. Another
habeas corpus order in the case oT Mar
ian Bleakley. the Incubator baby of St.
Louis World's fair fama
Judge Porterfleld ordered Chief of Po
lice Snow to appear with the child In
court Wednesday. At thiB time the court
will decide who shall have the child
her mother. Mrs. J. J. Bleakley, of To
peka. Kan., or the woman who adopted
her and now Is being held on a charge of
kidnaping Mrs. James Q. Barclay of Buf
falo, N. T.
Attorneys for Mrs. Barclay secured the
order late today. They declared to the
court that Mrs. Barclay was the legally
adopted mother of the child, and that the
motherhood of Mrs. Bleakley had not
been proven conclusively.
This latest fight for custody of the Child
la entirely aiert from the kidnaping
Wind Up the Alarm Clock.
CRABTREE TRIED FOR LIFE
Cavalryman Denies Charge of Mur
dering Captain Raymond.
PROSECUTION OPENS ITS CASE
MBBers ef Seeoad Cavalry Give
. rotr versions el the Kill In '
" ' ' art Fart Dee Molaea Last '
Dramatic waa the story told by First
Sergeant James H. Washburn, Troop B.
Second United States cavalry, before the
court-martial which Is trying Private
Lisle B. Crabtree, of the same organisa
tion, for killing Captain John C. Ray
mond, Second cavalry, his commanding
officer,' Sunday, June 13, at Fort Des
Sergeant Washburn tcld of how he had
pursued the Infuriated Crabtree about the
company office on the fateful day, even
though himself seriously wounded. The
first shot had lodged In the palm of hla
hand and the second had broken his Jaw,
near the chin, cut out three teeth and
then almost severed his tongue from the
roof of his mouth. Such was his condi
tion when he at last succeeded In driving
Crabtree Into a corner, where he was
Private Crabtree, who was a corporal at
the time of the shooting, alts pale and
agitated while the grueeome details of his
crime are brought one by one. He Is
young and haa a clean-cut appearance.
He sits near his counsel, heavily guarded
and with a sentinel with a loaded rifle
Just outside the court room door. He la
brought from the guard house shackled
to a non-commissioned officer of the
guard, for he Is regarded as being a des
Judge J. M. Parsons is the counsel for
the accuaed and he la assisted by First
Lieutenant D. E. Shean, Sixteenth in
fantry. The Judge advocate. Captain' F.
E., Buchan, is the prosecuting officer for
the government. In time of peace no per
son may be tried for murder by a mili
tary tribunal, but offenders can be brought
to trial under the twenty-first Article of
War, which Is as follows:
Any officer or soldier who, on any pre
tense whatever, strikes his superior of
ficer, or draws or lifts up sny weapon,
or offers any violence against him, be
ing in the execution of his office, or dis
obeys any lawful command of hla su
perior officer, shall suffer death, or such
other punishment as the court-martial
In recent years there have been no such
serious offenses tried before , military
(Continued on Second Page.)
charge. Mrs. Barclay declares all she
wanted was to get the child Into Missouri
so as to get action from the Missouri
courta No matter what the outcome of
the kidnaping case, Mrs. Barclay her at
torneys say, will continue her fight for
the child. Hearing of a habeas corpus
writ which restrained the extradition of
Mrs. Barclay and J. N. Gentry to Topeka
for trial is also set for Wednesday.
Meanahlle the police retain charge of
little Marian. Her mother. Mrs. Bleakley,
waa not permitted to remain with her to
night. She left the police station weep
ing but expressing confidence that her
child would be restored to her.
Mra. Bleaklpy, while demurring at the
pending court proceedings, declared today
that she was confident of retaining posses
sion o flhe child. "I am baby's mother."
she said, "and no honest Judge will take
her front o
Proposed Report of Monetary Commis
sion Will Be Considered.
WILL DEFEND THE TARIFF BILL
Announcement that President Will
Discuss It in Speeches.
Ttrm TO VISIT BEVERLY
Ambassador te Great Britain Will
Talk Over For is Affaire
With Mr. Taft oa
BEVERLY. Mass., Aug. tS.-Presldent
Taffs grasp on the shaft of the golf
club and the success of the automobile
was considerable firmer today than on the
reins of government, although he found
time to glance over his morning msil,
dlsouss a few questions of state with
his secretary of the treasury and pass
smilingly and unscathed through the bi
weekly Inquisition of the newspaper men.
He saw no visitors of Importance, not
even an anxious delegation from Dallas,
Tex., which made a long Journey to ob
tain the president's consent to lengthen
his stay In that city until the morning
light should break.
The most Important news Items of the
day waa the announcement that Editor
Frank A.. Musgrove of Hanover, N. H..
would be appointed census supervisor for
that state and the atatement there would
be no diplomatic changee until after con
gress convened, the expected arrival on
Thursday of Senator Nelson W. Aidrich
of Rhode Island, to discuss the report of
the money commission and the Intimation
that the administration was prepared to
defend to the last ditch or the last back
platform speech Its record on the recant
Held Comes Friday.
The appointment of Mr. Musgrove, who
Is the editor Qf the Hanover Qaaette, la
regarded as conciliating that faction of the
party In the Granite state which is op
posed to Editor Oeorge H. Mosea, who re
cently waa made minister to Greece. No
other appointment was announced.
Any report of Immediate changes In some
of the .foreign embassies Is discouraged,
although Ambassador Rt-.ld will see the
president Friday and probably will have a
few words to say regarding the attitude
of the British government toward this coun
try at the present time and Its wishes as
to the next American to report to the court
of SU James. - -i. - - . .. ',.- --
"Mr. Reid desired to visit Beverlr Thurs-
day, but that day already waa set for the '
coming of Senator Aidrich, who will go
over with the president and Secretary Mac
Veagh a portion of the report on the
monetary commission. It Is understood
that the report la In a more complete form
than even the president expected and It
Is possible that It will be in ahape by the
time Senator Aidrich returns from hla four
weeks' trip to Europe. He will sail from
New York Saturday. It Is probable that
the senate leader also will discuss other
financial matters with the president and
the secretary of the treasury.
Will Talk Tariff.
If the western opponents of the new
tariff bill expect silence from the presi
dent or a reluctance on his part to dis
cuss different provisions, they wlU be dis
appointed. The administration has burned
Its bridges and is ready and willing to
debate any and all the schedules.
Returning to the census appointments,
the president has selected 130 supervisors
and haa 134 more to discover. He hopes
to find most of them before he leaves for
the west, as well aa the members of the
so-called foreign tariff commission.
The Dallas delegation, composed of
Mayor Hay, Judge J. M. McCormlck and
Henry D. Lindsay, reached Beverly Just
after the president had left for Myopia
and were compelled to confer with Sec
retary Carpenter. They asked that the '
stop in Dallas, which is scheduled for a
few hours In the evening, be prolonged
until the next morning, In order that the
people might have a good view of the
chief magistrate. The delegation found,
however, that even such a brief delay
would completely upset the Itinerary and
could not be regarded as advisable.
The persistent report of a reduction of
the standing army waa again brought to
the president's attention and once more
emphatically denied. It waa learned, how
ever, that while the full strength of the
army Is 88.000, It numbers 90,000, which the
president and the secretary of war deems
sufficient. Any formal order for a reduo
tlon must come from the commaader-ln-chlef
and no such order bas been issued
Agreeable outdoor recreation again oc
cupied the greater portion of the presi
dent's time today. He defeated Editor
Ogden of the New York Evening; Post,
at golf, two up and one to play, on the
Myopia course. The president thinks the
tenth bole at Myopia the hardest golfing
proposition he has yet tackled,
Trip la Aatosaehile.
This afternoon after Captain Butt had
spent an hour In map studying, the big
automobile started on another exploration
tour of northeastern Massachusetts. This
time Captain Butt knsw the road and
brought the party back before dark. Yes
terday the presidential party was lost for
a couple of hours In the highways of Ar
lington, Cambridge and SomervlUe, In an
effort to follow the route of the British
retreat from Lexington. It Is scarcely
twenty-five miles in a fairly straight Una
from Beverly to Lexington, but the rec
ord on tbe presidential automobile marked
84 miles, which It waa finally stopped In
front of the Taft mansion at I p. m.,
after a five-hour run.
The president looked the Ideal type of
a contented man as he leaned beak In a
big easy chair this afternoon and chatted
and laughed with half a dozen news
gatherers. It did not seem as If he knew
what the word "care" meant, Of had
given way a moment to worry or anxiety.
The dally tramps over the hills and dalee
of two golf links are putting the presi
dent In fine condition for his long; west,
ern trip this faU-
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