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For Nebraska Kalr and cooler.
For Iowa Fair and warmer.
For weather report ace page 2.
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OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
VOL XL-NO. 34.
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MEET ENDS WITH
A III 611 FLIGHT
Curtiss Circlet Field in Five-Loop
Dash and Brings Exhibition
Not Enough Moisture, Say Aviors
flnr.A Morn. C
LAST DAY'S CROWD
' "i '
Vessel on Which Inspector Travels
and that Supposed to Carry Dr.
Crippen Near Each Other.
MONTREAL, July 17,-lnspector Dew waa
at noon today possibly within hailing dis
tance of Lr. Hawley H. Crippen of London
and the doctor's typ4s, Ethel Clara La
Neve, If the latter are aboard the west
bound steamer Montrose.
This Is the calculation made here today
- by officials of the Canadian Pacific and
Vhite Star Steamship companies. It was
' ated that the Montrose of the former
e and the Laurentic of the latter were
5- '.hat hour abreast of each other on the
. . ,,'a Title at 37 derrees west. On the Mont
OA Hot AvXUAV -. . re two pngsengers, suspected of being
i i xippen, wanted In London in connec-
l.lttle." bat Will Be
Intense Heat Cause of Dimini
. Satisfied to Break Even," Bars
While the mercury stood at 100 degrees
Fahrenheit and the spectators were op
pressed with the moat Intense heat of
the year. Aviators Curtlsa and Mara exe
cuted several good flight yesterday, con
cluding the vinlt of the aeronauts to the
city. Lv humidity-and puffy winds re
peated themselves as elemental handicaps
In Omaha against spectacular aviation.
But the several flights of yesterday, when
Curtlss five times encircled the field and
Mars three times accomplished that feat,
are pronounced by the aviators and those
who conducted the meet, as stamping the
last day a complete success. The aero
plane operators and the local men, who
holped them, all reported festerday they
can look back upon the aviation meet aa
a gratifying occasion.
Mr. Curtlts and his start, Including Mars,
Ely and M--Curdy, departed from the city
at midnight. Before leaving each and
every one had an enthusiastic word to
say about the generous and hearty treat
ment they had received In the city. They
declare Omaha la one of the best and most
hospitable towns they have ever been In.
Brisk Ureese Attain Hindrance.
Curtiss and Mai's are to make their way
to IPttsburg and enter upon an aviation
exhibition, while Ely goes to Rochester for
a series of flights. Mr. Ely will join the
main staff before It finishes the Pitts
So brisk were the breexos of yesterday
afternoon that ' flights were not even
thought of until 5;3 o'clock. It. was re'
ported tbut the humidity was at 30, which
la a pressure scarcely more than half the
normal required for auccessful carrying of
heavier than air machines. Mr. Curtiss
explained that the low humidity was worse
than what he encountered In Minneapolis,
which la In an atmospheric location among
the moat unblddlng in the country ' to air
Xllora. . ' ' : ' - - '
Ma -snde the. nst flightDf the day
when he '1o'f the ground for a straight
away flight across the field. Curtiss fol
lowed a few minutes later with; a flight
twice encircling the field. Mara came next
with a trip round the center part of the
field twice." Curtiss then made his sen
sational flight of the day, . gliding five
times around the captive army balloon. He
rose to about 100 feet from the ground In
. this flight, and described again, the grace
ful dlpa and turns that have won him ap
plause In previous flights before Omaha
' crowds. Mars came next with a flight
twice around the balloon, and the meet was
announced aa finally at an end.
'. I'nbllo Is Satisfied.
Of those who spent their money to look
upon the human birds, far the far great
est portion are found to have been satisfied
With their experience. Flying haa beyond
all vestige of doubt been demonstrated,
and Omaha now knows how It la done.
That certain other things have come In
the . general, education, marking the new
science aa a most difficult one, only
further Impresses those who have teen the
Belle Elmore, and Mine LeNeve.
The Laurentic bears Inspector Dew,
sent out from Scotland, Yard to Investigate
the identity of the passengers, who are
reported to have registered at the Antwerp
booking office as John Robinson and John
Robinson, Jr. - Officials of both steamship
companies are positive that no attempt
will be made at sea to transfer Inspector
Dew to the Montrose. They state that
there will be no action until one or the
other of the vessels reaches Father Point,
Quebec, where a pilot Is taken atxard to
guide the vessels through the St. Lawrence:
The Laurentlo Is expected to arrive off
Belle Island tomorrow and the Montrose
Bitter Fight in
House ot Commons
Premier is Forced to Amend Proposed
Modification of the Corona
LONDON, July 27 There was a bitter
fight In the House of Commons today fol
lowed by atreet demonstrations, when Pre
mier Asqulth moved the second reading of
the king's accession declaration bill. The
nonconformists forced an amendment that
united the ultra churchmen and anti-Oath
ollc elements In opposition. It Is expected
the vote will be close.
The bill provided that the declaration be
so changed that the doctrine of the Roman
Catholic church la not singled out for re
pudiation. In place of the words offensive
to the Catholics the bill substituted the
clause: "And declare that I am a faithful
member of the Protestant church as by
law established In England."
The nonconformists objected to the quali
fication "aa by law established,", and
pledged themselves to vote against the
government unless these four words were
eliminated. - '
The revolt waa successful today and the
premier, in moving the second reading, ac
cepted, the nonconformist amendment, sub
stituting the words, "1 am a faithful Protestant."
IN MANY YE AKS
Government Thermometer Registers
104 Degrees at 4 P. M., Maximum
Temperature of Omaha,
HOT WIND SCORCHES ALL
Breeze Turns Into Sirocco and Makes
NORTH PLATTE HOTTER YET
Maximum There 108, While Lincoln
OTHER TOWNS IN STATE WARM
Bearer City Takee Banner with
Official Record of 108 Sharp
Drop Here Between
T and 8 P. M.
One hundred and four idegrees! Omaha
yesterday experienced lu hottest day in
nine years. At 4 p. m. the mercury naa
climbed up to 104, the maximum of the day,
only one degree less than July 24, 1901, and
similarly one degree less than July W, w
The current week of the year seems to
show the record high temperatures. But
the real thermic feature of yesterday was
not the high temperature aohleved, but an
effeot of this, the hot wind. It was a new
and not pleasant sensation to a good many
But then It waa not quite so bad here aa
at North Platte ' where the maximum for
the day was 106. At 7 p. m. Omaha had the
melancholy distinction of being the hottest
place on the map. It was then 100 degrees
here, with Pueblo the ' closest rival, with
86 degrees. From 7 "to 8 p. m. the mer
cury dropped 6 degrees, A'amail-slxed elec
trical storm was threatening and It was
fervently hoped It would break. Anyhow It
la likely to be a' little cooler "today, ac
cording to the weather bureau's statement
at 8 p. m. ....
At 6 o'clock yesterday morning the mark
was If. and Immediately the- sun came up
the mercury began to spurt. It promised
to reach the high mark for the year by 3
o'clock and made good. Up to date this
year the top mark at that hour had been 96.
The blistering, parching, scorching wind
which swept over Omaha yesterday waa the
hottest In years. No sirocco from the
Libyan deserts ever seemed hotter to Malta
and Slolly; no simoon ever seared the In
habitants of East Arabia more than was
dune here at leaat that was the way It
The air seemed superheated. It lit on
one's face and dried up all the moisture so
quickly that sufferera felt as though they'
had Inadvertently stuck their faces Into the
mouth of a blast furnace.
' Incidentally the pavements and buildings
soaked up a tremendous amount of beat
which they radiated far Into' the night. Did
anyone see any barefoot boys last evening?
Not so. The pavement would have fried
From ' the NeW Tork World.
t Thlaa Out lu Muu nnd Lacks "Bite'
The air was a pun.a to the avistora yes
tardav afternoon. The wind was slow in
subsiding and never did entirely, but this
did not disturb ihem so muc.. ks the fact
' that the humidity strangely decreased dur
ing the day. Before noon it had still been
high, as thousand of people who felt the
stickiness ana mugglnesa of the atmos
phere will confirm. But the sun and wind
itemed to dry the a.r auring the afternoon
and there waa no "bite" to it, declared
the bird-men. On Curtiss' first flight be
made every effort to climb high to save
hlraufciK from the peril of fees and' wires
referred to, but he simply could not go up.
It ia evident that In high, dry atmos
pheres, aueh as at Denver, aeroplanes will
not be able to fiy at all until far more
powerful motora are employed than tnose
Curtiss and nis allies will make their last
flights here today and with fair weather
an enormous crowd Is isxpected because it
Is the final opportunity to see the flights.
Moreover, there will be few dissenting
voices of yesterday's tbouvands as to tho
' worth while quality of the filghta.
Curtiss and Mars will fly neat at Pitts
burg, where Murs will be equipped with
the aeroplane with which Hamilton flew
to Philadelphia and back. Hamilton re
cently tell heir to a considerable sum of
money and Is out of the aviating business
as long aa It lasts. ,
CurlUs expects to be selling aeroplanes
en the open market next year. He has a
large factory at Hammondsport and can
turn these mschlnee out rspldly. Probably
he will give exhibitions next summer and
then quit that phase of activity.
Curtiss does not figure that aeroplanes
sold by him next season will hurt hla owa
exhibitions because it will take some
months for new avUtora to learn the gams
and acquire a reputation which will make
them drawing carda.
HOME FOR AGED NORWEGIANS
South Dakota Farmers Will Krect
Bolldtna: In Native Town
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., July 27.-(Speclal.)
'Having prospered and grown wealthy In
the land of hla adoption, James H. Hoxeng,
a prominent resident of Yankton county
where himself and brother own 2.600 acres
of valuable farm land, haa not forgotten
the old people of his native town of Opland,
In Trondhjem, Norway.
Mr. Hoxeng has formulated a plan for
the erection of a - home for oid people In
hla native town, and rapidly la pushing
the project to a successful conclusion.
The home will cost 16,000. and of this
amount (4,000 already has been contributed
by former residents of that part of Nor
way now living In South Dakota and other
states of the west and northwest, through
the personal efforts of Mr. Hoxeng. .
It la planned to have the home completed
and ready for occupancy in 1914 the
year Norway celebrates the 100th anni
versary of Its independence. . A large
number of the former residents of Op
land, now living In South Dakota and
other part cf the union, will visit the
fatherland at that time to be present at
the dedication of the home.
FIFTH HOT DAY IN WICHITA
Thermometer Was 103 at Noon and
KANSAS CITY, July 21. -Although the
thermometer haa not climbed as high here,
today as yesterday, It la above .-.a 100
mark over most of Kans-s and still going
up. It was SS here at noon, with pfos
pects of reaching 100 within three hours.
In Wichita, Kan., . the temperature was
102 at noon, making ti.e. fifth successive
day the thermometer has passed the 100
mark. There was one heat prostration
In Wichita. In St. Joseph, Mo., the ther
mometer registered 98 at noon, two de
grees above yesterday's registration at
the same hour. Three prostrations had
been reported at that hour.
TOPBKA, July 27. The mercury touched
101 this afternoon and there Is a hot, dry
wind blowing. Corn In the southern sec
tion is reported at the railroad offices to
be suffering greatly.
WOMAN . KILLED IN RUNAWAY
Mrs. Martin Hlmsl nf Hlllsvlew, S.
D., Is Drasa-ed to- Death r
ABERDEEN, S. D July ST. (Special.)
Mrs. Martin Hlmsl, residing near HUlsview,
In McPherson county, met a horrible death
In a runaway accident. The woman was
driving a team of horses attached to a hay
rake. She had the lines tied about her body
when the horses ran away and she was
dragged to death. The husband was on an.
other part of the farm behind a hill mowing
hay and the first Intimation he had of the
accident was when the " horses raced over
the hill dragging the lifeless body of his
wife behind thetrl.
Frederick Keeha Held Without Ball.
SENECA. Kan.. July 27. At the nrellm-
tnary hearing of Frederirk Keehn fir the
murder of William Hlelsnar at Corning
last week, the defendant was bound over
without hell. The bond of his brother
wss fixed at tl.OUO. The report that Fred
erick Blelsner, who was Injured at the
time his son was killed, Is dead Is a mis
take. He will recover.
DEMOCRATS FLOCK TO OMAHA
Unable to Find Rooms at Grand Island
and Move on Metropolis.
BRYAN IS TO BACK PATRICK
Bach Is Taken at the Present Oatlook
Harrlnarron Wins Honors Price
Thinks Repnbllrnaa Will Win
by SS.OOO Votes.
French Promoter is Convicted of
Violating; Corporation Law and
Given Two Years.
HEAT WAGER AT BEAVER CITY
Ross Edwardso Stays In a Stlfllnsr
Room for Honr In Win Dollar.
BEAVER CITY. Neb., July XI. 8peclal
Telegram.) The ' government thermometer
here today registered 108; other reports are
110 and 112. A strong wind from the south-
.oot Is bir.r.lng to tc!! cn corn. On a
wager, Ros Edwara, a young man, went
into an unventllated warehouse and re
mained for one hour with the door and
kwindowa closed. Tha temperature was 12$
degrees when he was recued. He was
resuscitated with cold water and other rem
edies. Ha won tha bet of one dollar.
FREMONT HAS RECORD HEAT
Mercnry Travels Up to 108 Degrreea
and Wind Blows Hot.
FREMONT, Neb., July 27. (Special Tele
gram.) The mercury at half past three
thts afternoon reached 108 degrees by the
government thermometer. Thla Is the high
est ever known In Fremont. A hot wind
Brttton Man Accidentally Shot.
ABERDEEN. S. D., July 27. Special.)
W. W. Marble, formerly engaged In the
Jlvery business at Brltton, S. D., waa ac
cldently shot and killed last Sunday on his
farm In the northeastern part of Marshall
county. The gun was accidentally dis
charged, while he was handling It, tha
load entering hla head. The dead man waa
years of age, and was prominent In,
Msrshall county affairs. He leaves a
widow and two children.
Democrats, with the possible exception of
Mr. Bryan, were sleeping yesterday. A
good i many of them came to Omaha
from Orand Island, having been . un
able . to secure rooms . at the hour
the convention quit Not expecting It
to continue until after midnight, they
surrendered their , rooms tn the . hotels.
Among the outsiders who came to Omaha
were Ralph Clark of Stella, candidate fur
lieutenant bovera3vu4 M. F. . -HarrUigfr
ton of O'Nell!.'-' r.' V.' -W- -
"Mike"- came -with honors on him. In
the view of the anti-Bryan plank men,
for all agree that the old-time populist and
railroad ownership man gave his former
aide partner soma bitter truths to reflect
on In hla speech against the county option
Mr. Harrington had nothing to add to
what he had aaid at Grand Island, except
to express the belief that the sentiment
of the democratic masses Is expressed In
the plank adopted.
Bryan for Patrick.
In this connection. It was quite common
talk among the Bryan men at Lincoln, and
apparently with aome basis of truth, that
the discredited leader will now take up
former Senator Patrick aa his candidate
for governor and will enter Into a vigorous
campaign for Patrick and Metcalfe. Hitch
cock and Shallenberger are counted out of
It as far as Bryan Is concerned or can
control any votes, and from his standpoint
Dahlman is simply Impossible, because of
the radical stand he haa taken. mil
Prloe, who was paid his expenditures to
date, as the story haa it, when he withdrew
from the senatorial race, made the decla
ration at Lincoln 'that county option In the
republican platform and omitted from the
democratic will give the republicans the
state by 25,000 votes.
Dahlman Uses Sleep.
Elmer Thomas, always on the . Inside
with the Rryan men. Is freely Quoted by
returning democrats aa having said Wat
Bryan is pledged to campaign in support
of Patrick, which would bear out the story
recently printed in The Bee that this was
the alternative offered Governor Bha'lea
oerger either declare for county option or
face Patrick as Bryan's preferred candi
Mayor Dahlman came home to get a few
houra' sleep, but w.il leave thla evening
for Holt county, where he will resume his
campaign tour by automobile. Men at the
mayor's Omaha headquarters Insist he will
now begin to fight in earnest and will be
come the leader of all tha men. in both par
tlea who are committed against oounty op
tion. Beyond saying the Grand Island conven
tion waa the greatest he had ever seen for
PARflS. July 27. Henri Rochette. the
French promoter, was found guilty today
of swindling through a violation of the
corporation law, and condemned to two
years' Imprisonment and to pay a fine of
f00. The trial was long and sensational.
Rochette was arrested on March 23, 1908,
accused of having fraudulently obtained
more than $12,000,000 through the medium
of his various companies and societies.
' Rochette's shareholders got together and
established that his companiea were on
a. sound financial basis. The name of
former Premier Clemenceau waa brought
Into tha watte, through, tbvopenly made
allegation that he , caused Rochette's ar
rest. This Clemenceau denied.
JUDGE LAKE DIES FROM HEAT
Aged Jurist Passes Away After a
UNABLE TO RALLY FROM STROKE
Fnneral to Be Held Friday Heroin
Denn Beecher Of flrlatea Snr
Tlved br Wife, Son, Danffhter
Stations for Mines
Railroad Cars Equipped with Life
Saving Apparatus to Be Stationed
in Montana and Utah.
WASHINGTON, July 27. To be ready for
Immediate call for assistance at mine dls.
asters, two portable rescue stations fitted
up on specially constructed railroad cars
have been ordered by the federal bureau
of mines for use In the west.
The first of the new cars to be built
will be assigned to Billings, Mont., as Its
general . neaaquartera ana will answer
emergency calls anywhere In Montana and
northern Wyoming. Headquarters for the
second car has not been assigned as yet.
but Its field of operation will be the coal
fields of western Colorado and eastern
These cars will be fully eaulpced with
all modern mine rescue apparatus, lnclud'
lng oxygen helmets, which permit men to
enter mines ' filled with poisonous gases,
a supply of oxygen in tanks, safety lamps,
a field telephone outfit with 2,000 feet of
wire, automatic resuscitating outfits and
first aid to tha Injured paraphernalia. There
will also be sleeping quarters on the cars
for the mine experts, each crew to be in
charge of a foreman in the employ of the
bureau of mines.
In addition to tho location of branch
rescue stations several days ago at Blr
mlngham, Ala.; Huntington, W. Va., and
Wllkesbarra, Pa., tha bureau has decided
to establish stations at Trinidad. Colo., and
at Rock Springs, Wyo.
Continued on Second Page.)
Br'er Squirrel Snooping
Round Nest Gets in Bad
Browne Trial Beaslna Monday.
CHICAGO. July 27. Circuit Judge Kers-
ten, sitting tn the criminal court today, or
dered a special venire of 100 drawn for
August S. tor the second trial of Lee
O'Nell Browne, minority leader. Indicted on
charges of bribery and In which the elec
tion of Vnlted ytatea Senator Lortmer is
Involved. The trial will 'open Monday,
l.elUlve lnM l.lmiHd,
fPRlNOFIELD, 111. July r. The Direct
Legislative league of Illinois wss licensed
e incorporate by Secretary of Htate Ho
today. The league Is the outcoms of the
reform Conference held recently In Peorle.
by both republicans and democrats and
ia Lincoln by tha dunooret.
One would think a squirrel by nature Is
equipped with a hurdler disposition and
physical ability to fight than a bird, but
such Is not the case. Neither by dltipoet-
ton nor the tools given it by Providence
has Brer Squirrel anything on Madame
Blue Jay. Br er Squirrel can do nothing
but snoop around and get Into trouble.
Out on North Nineteenth street .Sunday a
big blue Jay and a red squirrel got Into
combat, to the everlasting undoing ot the
squirrel. The bluejay had a neat In a big
tree tn froat of a house. Persona looking
toward the atreet might have seen the
squirrel come down the tree very hurriedly
sod the bird hastenlug Mr. Mqutrrel's speed
with her sharp bill. A moment later a
fledgling fell out of the tree to the ground.
The squirrel aonoluded to give dear title
to the premises and disappeared down the
aUeet, while the mother bird hovered
around the younster, the while uttering
sharp and plaintive cries. It appeared that
the squirrel had been living in the same
tree with the bluejsys and, being of en In
vestigating turn of mind, had been fooling
around the nest of the baby birds and had
knocked one of them out of the nest Into
the branches cf t.ie tree, and later to the
ground. The little bird lay on the ground
tot the dsy snd the mother would dart at
any who dared to g. near. The mother
would go In search of food oeacslonally
and return and feed her offspring. The
young one could almost fly, but not quite.
While the eld bird was away on a forsglng
expedition a kind bead replaced the baby
bp in tha tree.
Turn to them
If you want a servant they will
bring one to your door.
If you want a position they will
find one for you.
If you have something to sell
they will sell it for you.
If you have lost something they
will find it for you.
If you have found something they
will be the first to tell you who
If you can't come down
town to the office, call Tyler
1000. A cheerful staff will
write the ad for you and eee
that it gets proper classifi
Bee Want Ads.
Iowa Hermit Bfnrdered.
DES MOINES, July 27. Thomas Cbeetem,
an aged hermit at Floris, la., waa found
dead In bed today with his throat cut from
ear to ear. Apparently he bad been dead
for several houra.
Spire Fatal to Baby.
LBE'B SUMMIT, Mo., July 27. The
months' old child of Fred W. Arthur died
here today from the effect of ground all
spice sprinkled in its face by its brother,
a child 18 months old-
Prostrated by the Intense heat and In a
weak condition from extreme age. Judge
George Baker Lake died at his home. 2207
Dodge street shortly before noon Wednes
day. Judge Lake waa A years old and one
of the leading jurists of Nebraska.
He became stricken with Illness of ap
parently a trifling nature last Thursday,
but became gradually In a serious condition
owing tc the oppressive heat of the past
few, days. It Is reported death, waa di
reotly caused by the Intensely Hot 'weather.
The funeral Will be held from the rest
dence Friday morning at 10 o'clock, with
Dean Beecher of Trinity church, officiating,
Judge Lake' Is survived by his widow, Mrs,
Abble G. Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Joy Mor
ton, and a son. Dr. Frederick W. Lake.
Another daughter of Judge Lake, Mrs,
Charles L. Deuel died last December.
Life of Judge Lake.
Judge Lake waa born in Greenfield, Sar
atoga oounty. New Tork, Beptember 15,
1820. After attaining his majority he at
tended Oberlln college for two . years, and
In IMS began the study of law at Elyrla.
He was admitted to practice in the supreme
court of Ohio tn. 1361, and continued in
active practloeuntll hla removal to Ne
braska In 1857. Ha located at Omaha and
formed a partnership with A. J. Poppleton,
now deceased, one of the most prosperous
and noted attorneys of the entire west In
186 ha was elected to the territorial legis
lature from Douglas county, being re
elected three times, serving In 1865 as
speaker of the house.
Judge Lake was one of the committee to
draft the first state constitution under
which the state waa admitted to the union,
and In 1866 was elected associate justice of
the supreme court In 1871, while btlll a
a ember of the supreme court, he was
elected aa a delegate to the constitutional
convention and waa made ohalrman of the
judiciary committee, besides serving as a
member of other Important committees.
Judz T-W was continued on the supreme
bench until 184, having been a member of
the supreme court continuously for seven
teen years. After leaving the bench he en
gaged In the active practice of law In
Omaha, and in 1887 formed a partnership
with James W. Hamilton. In 1890 the firm
was Inoreased by tha addition of Henry
E. Maxwell, the oldest son of Judge Sam
uel Maxwell, so long an associate of Juuge
Lake on the supreme bench. At the end
of 1897 Judge Lake retired from active par
tlclpatlon In the trial of contested cases,
and the firm became Hamilton Maxwell,
but he still continued his office practice,
and officiated as consulting counsel of the
firm until the time of his death.
TAFT MEN WIN BIG
VICTORY IN OHIO
Administration Republicans and Pro
gressives Combine and Put Back
eye Bosses to Compete Rout
KAME HARDING FOR GOVERNOR
Former lieutenant Governor Will
lead Ticket in State.
GARFIELD YIELDS TO BALLOT
Secures Convention Plank as Net Re
suit of His Efforts.
PLATFORM MODEL FOR ' OTHERS
Mrholas I.onsrrrorta "tars In Game
to Last aa Candidate and with
Barktna Is Left Htgn
COLUMBUS. O., 'Uly 27,-The republican
candidate for governor or Ohio Is Warren
G. Harding of Mar.on, O., once lieutenant,
governor. Despite the efforts of 8enator
Burton's Cuyahoga county delegation to
stampede the convention for Nicholas ing-s
forth and George B. Cox's every effort in,
behalf of Judge O. B. Brown of Dayton, a
combination of tho "progressives" with
the national administration men broke up
the fight on the third ballot. Then Cox,
yielding to the Inevitable, cast th.e ninety-
one Hamilton votes for Harding, and that
The withdrawal of James R. Garfield and
Carml A. Thompson before the beginning
of the vote made possible a Garfleld-ad-,
All the Garfield votes outside tha Cuy
ahoga delegation and a few that clung
grimly to the undeveloped candidacy of the
ex-secretary of the interior were cast for
While the ninety-six Cuyahoga (Cleve
land) delegates atood and yelled for tha
nomination of Congressman Longworth.
Mrs. Longworth In the center of the gal
lery frowned and shook her head at her .
husband on the platform. ,
The final vote was: Harding, 748. Brown,
120, and Longworth. 196. Joseph B. Foraker ,
and numerous other recipients of surprise.
ballots who had divided the scattering vote
were reduced to five votes among them.
The nomination of the Marion editor waa
made unanimous. .
After Lieutenant Governor F. W, Tready-
waya unanimous renomtnatlon the roll call ,
for secretary of state began. Granville W.
Mooney, speaker of the lower house In the
legislature, defeated John ' L. SuUlvan, ,
former state printer, sit to 450 on tha first
ballot , . r
Other nominations mada ara:
Attorney OeneraV-U. O. Denman. y
State Treasurer Rudy A. Archer.
. Lonsr Debate Over Platform.
' The "progressive" tariff plank waa voted!
down early thla morning by the resolution
committee which framed a platform for'
adoption by the- Ohio republican conven
tion today. . . , ,
Congressman Howiand, In charge of tho
"progressive" fight In the resolutions com-"
mittee. retired at O'clock thla morning.'
stating his course as a minority member
of the committee would be determined after
a conference with James A. Garfield.
The recommendations of the sub-com-m'.ttee
which completed the first draft of
the platform early this morning, were not
closely followed. One omission was of tha
plank asking a recall law applying to state
executive and legislative officers. This
was a feature ot the Garfield platform
given out Monday night The platform,
as finally evolved by the entire oom mittee
on resolutions, is practically a replica of
the draft shown, to President Taft by Sena
tor Dick and State Chairman wade H.
Ellis, at Beverly, Mass. The conservation
plank, however,, ia that presented by Gar-
field men on the committee and tha en
dorsement of tho national administration '
Is a modification of the suggestions of both
As a whole. It is claimed by the "regulars" -
as their own In spirit and substance.
Berlin Denies Mutiny Report.
BERLIN. July 27. It waa officially de
tiled today that a mutiny, growing out of
dissatisfaction with the mess, had oc
curred on the German armored cruiser
Bluecher during the cruise to Norway, as
was reported In a dlstpatch from Kiel to
Cost of City Government
is Increasing Very Rapidly
WASHINGTON, July 27.-Accordlng to'
figures prepared by the census bureau the
larger cities of the country psy more for
schools than for police and fire protection
and related service then on all other ac
counts, and of these two Items the pay
ment on account of schools Is much the
largest, the per capita expenses for schools
being M 70 as compared with 12.25 for police
and $1.7! for fire protection.
The figures are given out as a part of
the bureau'a report covering the financial
operations for cities during the year 1908.
The report covers all cities ot more than
30.000 population of which there sre U8.
The aggregate cost of operating all this
cities was t404.99T.312.
The report Indicates a general increase
in the cost of maintaining city govern
ments. In 1902 the average was 13 34 per
capita. By 1308 It had advanced to IIS 81
per capital. Of the total amount more than
one fouitn was paid by New Tork. I'hlla-
delphla expenses were only about one'
fourth as much as those of New Tork.
But, large as were the figures for New
Toik, the people of Boston paid more In
proportion to population. The New England
metropolis heads tha list with an expense
cost of $27.63 for each person. Of the large
cities New York comes next with a cost
of 12.71, while Washington, with a cost of
$24.63, makes a close third. Of the first
Class cities. New Orleana paid leaa for city
government than any other, the cost being
only $12,741 per capita. Baltimore, with an
expenditure of $13.24. was a close second.
Of the cities of the second class, Denver
stood at the head and St. Joseph, Mo., at
the foot of the list, the figures for the Mis
souri city being only $Vtf per person and
those of Denver $C4 44.
Salt Lake City paid most per capita for
schools, $8 18. but Newton, Mass., with
I. was a close second. In this respect,
Montgomery, Ala., made tbs lowest ex
penditure, 1U per capita.
Buckeyes Give Warm Kndonemest of
COLUMBUS, O., July 27. The republican
platform, which Is expected to be a model
for use by future republican itits cca-;
ventlons as the expression of the party In
the president's own , state, opens with a
warm endorsement of the chief executive.
Senator Dick, who seeks re-election, was
not singled out for speclfio endorsement.
The portions of tha platform dealing with
the administration, congress and with the
tariff are In full as follows:
"We, the republicans of Ohio, In state
convention assembled, commend In highest
terms the splendid administration of Wil
liam Howard Taft, are proud of tha re
sults he has already achieved In his seven
teen months In office, and pledge him our
hearty and united support In his further
efforts as chief executive of the nation.
We renew our . pledge of loyal aupport
given - him In 1908, and endorse him for
renomtnatlon in 1912.
What Administration Has Done.
"Among the many accomplishments of
President Taft's administration worthy of
special praise are:
"Prosecution and conviction of those im
plicated In . the sugar frauds against the
government and other violators of federal
statutes; prompt and successful interven
tion to prevent arbitrary Increases In rail
road freight ratos; effective enforcement
of the law against Illegal dealings In stonPs;
Indictment of those involved In the cotton
pool, formed to raise the price of one of
the necessities of l'fs In every American
family; Impartial enforcement of the anti
trust laws; substantial reduction In gov.
ernment expenses, saving 11,000,000 a month
In the Pottofflce department with a fair
promise ot wiping our the annual postal
deficit; such remarkable progress In the
construction of the Pans ma canal as In
sures its early completion; withdrawal
from private entry in order to preserve for
the public benefit valatible coal and other
mlrrral deposits, lln.ber lands and water
power sites, of over 71 000,000 acres of the
public domain. It has strengthened our
prestige with foreign nations, and has
treated with visor ar.d wledom delicate
it has dealt Justly and liberally wlt!t
out dependencies. The record of achieve
ment of thla administration and fifty-sixth
ourgress is unequalled in our history, and
guarantees faithful adhen-nce to all the
pledges of the last republican national
platform. The elrctljty ot a republican nun-
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