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ARE SWORN OUT
Stupendous Sensation Promised in the
Illinois Central Railroad
ARRESTS TO BE MADE THIS WEEK
Criminal Prosecutions Will XnTolre
Host of Officials. .
HIGH AND LOW ONES INVOLVED
In Comparison, Former Charges Will
ONE OFFICIAL SPEAKS RIGHT OUT
Bar K They Jail Him He Will Tell
Thlna that "Will Blow tat
Top Off of tha Enttro
CHICAGO. Aug. 18. (Special Telegram.)
Arrest or criminal prosecution of any of
the former official of the Illinois central
railroad, promised for next week. In con
nection wltli the car repair craft, will be
the signal for exciting- disclosures, accord
ing to' liitorcrted persona today. The Inti
mation from the ranki of thoae against
whom repeated charge of graft have been
' made amount practically to an unqualified
'. "Arreeta will be made on warranta worn
out In the n.unclpal court early next week.
1 won't cay how many arreata will be
made," aald Atslatant State'a Attorney
Barnes, who had charge of the case.
"To begin criminal prosecutions will In
volve the Illinois Central from top down
In such a mea Uvat whatever has gone be
fore will aeem trivial and Inconsequential,"
la the reply to thla, from a source sympa
thetic -with the men accused.
. former official of the Illinois Central,
whose name has been prominently men
Jttoned in connection with tha Investiga
Mf they start any attempt to put me
In jail I'll blow the top off the Illinois
Central with a few words and I won't
liave any more trouble proving what I
charge than they'll have proving - the
charges they bring against me."
That Mr. Rawn would have been crimi
nally prosecuted had ha lived, Is practi
cally admitted by Illinois Central officials.
The fact that acme of his associates -are
to be arrested early neat week la cited
aa evidence that thore was no, escape for
Rawn himself. .
Tha men to be prosecuted will be Charged
with operating a confidence game, which Is
a felony, obtaining money under false pre
tences and conspiracy to defraud. ' The
penaltlea range from one to five yeara in
tha penitentiary on each charge n case 'of
sonvlctlon. : ,,; ' ,, : . " ' -.v -. f
Men for Week
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Orders Issued at Washington tof Dif
ferent Army Depart- .
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WASHINGTON, Aug.' 1. ( Special Tele
' tr- " Army orders: - -
y Major Percy M. Ashburn, medical oorps,
''" is detailed as a member of tha examining
board at Ban " Francisco during the tem
porary absence of. Major William , II.
Brooks, medical corps. '
Majors O. C. Horney and Kdward P.
O'Hern, ordinance department, will proceed
to New York City for tha purpose of at
tending a meeting on August IS of the joint
army and navy board on smokeless powder,
of which they are members, and upon oom-
. pletlon of this duty return to their proper
stations, ..... ...
First lieutenant William H. Rose, corps
of engineers, will proceed to Pittsburg and
Wheeling, 'W. Va., and to United States
lock and dam No. 26 at Hogetts. W. Va.,
for the purpose of inspecting lock and dam
k construction, lock gate operating machinery
Z-and concrete mixing and laying plants.
Upon completion of this duty he will return
to his proper station.
Leave ef absence has been granted to
Major pnlaroere Skerrett of the coast
artillery for five days, captain L. K.
Hanson, Ninth infantry, has been given an
r tension of one month..
SHEEP , OUTFIT IS BURNED
Waa;on nelonsUajr ta . M. Company
, Destroyed by Fire In Converse
CHEYENNE, Wye,, Aug.. 13. (Special.)
"Word haa been received hare of (mother
outrage committed agalnat tha sheep In
terests. - This time Converse county Is the
cane of the raid, and the J. M. Cattle com
pany, which runs sheep, cattle and horses,
near Jay Em, en it of Lusk, are the victims.
On the afternoon of August T, tha ehecp
wagon and outfit of the company was
burned. The herder left the wagon at noon,
and there was no fire about the home on
wheels, so he is certain the fire was of
Tha. J, M. company reports that It . re
ceived, warnings some time agd that If
Its flocks were driven across a certain
line there would be trouble Owing to the
long drought and shortage of feed the
flocks were horded across the line on gov
ernment land, and the burning of the
wagon followed. 1
The Wyoming Wool G.-owera' association
baa detailed a forca of detectives on the
case and every possible effort will be made
to run the raldera down.
SEISMIC SHOCKS RECORDED
Instruments at Washington and Bun
Jose Indicate Kxtradrd Dli.
WASHINQTON, Aug. ll-The seismo
graph at Georgetown university today re
corded an earthquake shock which lasted
twenty-three minutes, beglnlng at l:2i a. m,
The maximum shock was at 1:17 and jaMed
for a minute and a half. The Indlcatlut.s
are that the disturbance was about I.5C0
miles southeast of Washington.
BAN JOHE. Cel.. Aug. U. -Observer
Ne wllit. in charge of the seismograph at
Kama Clara college, reports the recording
o selsnilo disturbances at S o'clock this
morning and at 10:50 the Instrument wc
Stir, moving at Intervals. Until the dls
tui bancs ceases the observer canuot give
ut St eomplttte report.
Former Iowa Men
Hold the Annual
Meet and Picnic
Twenty-Two Thousand Hawkeyes
Gather at Long Beach Reunion,
Listening' to Speeches.
LOS ANGELES. CaL. Aug. 18. (Spe
cial.) Tha Iowa aoclety of Southern
California held ita annual picnic today
at Long Bench. Tha central point of the
vast gathering waa at Alamltos park, and
It lit estimated that upwards of 12,000
former residents of Iowa visited the var
ious county headquarters during the day.
Special tratna on tha steam and trolley
lines were run at frequent Intervals
throughout the forenoon and every one
waa packed to tha limit.
Addresses were made by Mayor Alex
ander, Bishop Hughes, Kev. rtobert J.
Burdotte, Judge Curtis D. Wilbur and the
mayors of Long Beach and Pasadena, all
former Iowans, and a number 'of others,
wno were called upon without notice.
Senator Dolllver was invited to make the
principal address of the day.
The Iowa soclty is the oldest and
largest of the many state organizations
In Southern California. On ita member
ship rolls appear tha names of more than
25,000 people, who have adopted South
ern California aa their homes, but who
come from Iowa. It waa organized ten
years ago at East Lake Park, Loa Angelas,
when three former residents of the state
published a call for a plcnlo expecting
fully fifty former Iowans to be present;
over BOO responded and so great was the
enthusiasm that they organized the
society. Since then it haa flourished,
growing steadi.y year by year. It is a
power taken Into consideration In all
political and aoclal movements In this
section of the state, In spite of the fact
that politics Is barred by the constitution
of the aoclety. '
The officers of the society, who were
responsible for today's celebration are:
Stephen H. Taft honorary president; W.
B. Henderson,' president; P. 8. Risher,
vice-president; C H, Parsons, secretary,
ana F. H. Nichols, treasurer.
Up Ticket to
State Committee Sends Out Circular
Asking: Members to Vote for
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OSCEOLA, Neb., Aug. IS. (Special
Telegram.) Aa . a counter move agalnat
that of the Dahlman foroes, the populist
state committee Issued - circulars . from
here teday advising members of the party
to vote for .Shalienberger., It la pointed
out in the. circular that the Dahlman
forces have been, making an .appeal , to
republican, votera for Jitm on the basis of
hia anti-county option stand, 'ino popu
lists, therefore, tn tha action of today are
literally abandoning their own ticket In
or-er to nominate Shalienberger and de
feat Dahlman. . '..,.-.
Tha populists claim It was 26,000 votes
from their party, which elected Shalien
berger two years ago," and that the feat
can be accomplished again' by them. C
D. Emanuel, acted aa chairman of the
meeting and E. A. Walrath as aecretary.
Coal Miners Talk ; :
. of Suspension
General Strike is Suggested as Means
of Ending Numerous Local
INDIANAPOLIS, A tiff. 13.-Urglng a gen
eral suspension of mine work as a moans
of rattling the strikes In the various dis
tricts waa the development in' the mine
worker' convention today. Several dele
gates offered this plan.
The principal business. was the naming
of a special committee of twenty-three,
headed by John Fahey of Pennsylvania,
to take up the various questions, especially
the attitude that should be adopted toward
the strike in Illinois. .
DES MOINES MAN SHOOTS GIRL
Charles Hlchey Fires Poor Shots Into
Body of Ills 3 tret heart and
DES MOINES, ..., Aug. 13 Charles
Rlchey today fired loui- shots Into the body
of his sweetheart, Mary Manatlnl in a
quarrel at Delaware, a suburb of Dee
Moines. Rlchey escaped, but Is pursued by
a sheriff's posse. The woman cannot live.
Notable Pioneer of Iowa
Paid Honors in Death
Charle John Alfred Ertcson was buried
at Boone, la., on Thursday. The cltlsens
united In showing honor to the man who,
wlille living, had done so much for the
town. He had been signally honored by
his follow townsmen while living and has
served them In many ways, notably aa a
member of the state senate of Iowa. He
had but recently returned from a trip
around the wor'.d'and was given a great
publlo reception, when he was attacked by
appendicitis and an operation failed to re
lieve him. Senator Ertcson had lived at
Boone for more than thirty yeara and had
achieved Ms real life's work while there.
He was a native of Sweden, where he was
bora In 1S40, and was brought to America
by his father when It years old. His first
years in this country were spent with his
father at Molina and with his eider brothers
In Knox county, Illinois. In !.' he set out
for himself and established a small business
In a little settlement in Boone county. Year
after year this grew, until finally he waa
one of the wealthy men of the county. He
engsged in banking and gave over mer
cantile pursuits entirely. In 1S71 he was
elected to the legislature and again in 1895
he waa sent to the slate senate. He built
and presented to Boone a fine public
library, whleh bears his name. He was
also a staunch and liberal supporter of the
work of Augustana college at Rock Island,
which he endowed with a valusble tract
ot coal land and a cash donation of 113.000.
Many other notable benefactions are
credited to Mr. Eric son. His standing in
' TO GUARD CARS
Columbus Street Railway Strike
OFFICERS DEFY THE MAYOR
Refuse to Obey the Orders Issued by
UNION MEN MUCH WORKED UP
Mutiny in the Police Department
.' ' ' ' Openly Charged.
GOVERNOR IS URGED TO ACT
Reqnest Made that the State Troops
Be Called Out and Martial
Law Be at Oneo De
clared. COLUMBUS, O., Aug. IS. The city today
Is probably more excited than at anv
il me since the present strike of the unioti
street car tnotormen and conductors, be
gan four weeks ago tomorrow for recogni
tion of their union.
The attitude of the regular policemen In
Columbus In openly defying the orders o(
Mayor Marshall to man the csrs lost night
Is being discussed on every corner. The
union men In the city are much worked up.
Sensational reports . that r.iany other po
lice will mutiny tonight have not been eon
firmed. Governor Harmon is being urgei
today to call out the troops again, but has
taken no action. .
According to the announcement of Mayor
Marshall, early today -the. thirty-two
mutineers on the police 1 force will be
suspended . sometime today. His attitude
In not discharging them the moment they
refused to go on the cars Is condemned by
many. Instead of doing, that he. pleaded
with the police to obey his orders. The
importation of detectives to ferret out the
stone throwers has added to the excite
ment and much apprehension is felt today
aa to the. developments tonight following
the Saturday half holiday in the shops.
Little Helen Kelly, . who waa shot by an
unknown person last night is resting easy
today, but her wound is serious, she having
been shot through the left shoulder at the
base of the neck. Mrs. Catherine Kelly
and Mrs. Charles Hart, who were wounded
In the leg, will be out in a day or two.
Roosevelt Will .
Make no Comment
Former President Interested in fee-
port that Aldrich and. Cannon : '
" Are to' Retire. ;
. OTSTER BAT. . Aug. IS. Ex-President
Roosevelt had no comment to make on tfce
dispatches from Beverly, Mass., that
President Taft had decided on a" read
justment of ' condition within the Inner
sphere' pf.'.the republican party.
He was ' Interested ' greatly'. In the 're
port' that ! Senator Aldrich" and ' Speaker
Cannon would be relegated to ' a ' lesser
position in the councils of tha party, that
Secretary Balllnger would' retire' on Sep
tember IS and that Senator' Crane would
assume a more' important role' In his
relations with 'the administration.
DANVILLE, ' 111.. Aug. IS. Speaker
Cannon smiled today, - when ' asked to
comment on rumors that he. Senator Aid
rich and Secretary Balllnger' were to be
In' less prominent positions in' republi
can national politics. Ha eatd:' '
"Acting In concert with the ' republi
can majority In congress, ' I contributed
what-1 could toward the' enactment of
the legislation and tha president approved
It. ' The democratic ' minority in congress,
reinforced by a small group of men un
der the leadership of LaFolle'tte, Cum
mins, Brjstow . and . others, opposed the
legislation. That la the privilege of the
democratic party and its allies, but I am
quite willing to abide by the vote of the
majority of the. people In November."
WA8HUNUTON. Aug. IS Postmaster
Cleneral Hitchcock, who returned here
from Beverly today, said that the report
tuat the president had decided to require
tr.e resignation of Secretary Balllnger
and to eliminate Spoaker Cannon and
Senators Hale and Aldrich from the coun
sels of the party waa . not mentioned dur
ing his conference with the president
Russian Charged with Theft.
ROKTON. Aug. 13. The robbery of 100.000
ml. lea (about $50:000) in government notes
from the subtreasury at Tlflls. Russian
trans-Caucasia, in 1907 Is charged against
Andrew Rullow, who was taken before
United States Commissioner Darlington
here today and held for a hearing. Hul
low has been living in Squantum and is a
music teacher. '
"-5ia s e
CMAhl,K8 JOHN ALKltfcUJ EKICdON.
Iowa is assured by the fact that a atriklns
marble bust of Senator Ertcson stands in
the Iowa ball of history at Des Molnee. A
wife and family survive him.
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DEEP FLOOD AT T0K10, JAPAN
One of Three Great Dyke Protecting
City Breaks. I ' " '
TWO WARDS ARE: tOTER ' WATER
Other Two Are In Dssger and If
They GIt Wr KaJt of the
City .'will.' Bo Innn- '
TOKIO, Aug. 13. At 6 o'clock tha
morning- It was announced that the flood
was subsiding. The casualties reported
up-to-date are 385 dead and 600 missing,
lue damage to property is enormous.
TOKIO, Aug. lSThe waters of the river
Sumida are still rising and the Honjo and
Fukadawa wards ot Toklo are nearly com
pletely submerged. . Tens of thousands of
persons are homeless and starving. One of
the three mora Important embankments
guarding Toklo has broken. Should - the
second and third dykes break half tha cap
ital would be submerged. ' '
The threatened embankments are now
being guarded by troops.' At t o'clock this
evening the steady rise of tha water waa
still apparent. Owing to tha Inundation of
the buildings, the Fukagawa gaa and eleo
trlo lights are falling. I .
Thousands of homeless persona are being
sheltered in the temples and school houses,
at which relief stations the most deplorable
sights are witnessed. The vlotlma of the
flood are wholly dependent on' publlo re
lief. Thousands more have been unable to
find shelter, and they are exposed to rain
and hunger. Every available boat is being
employed in the work of rescue and to
convey food where It Is most needed.
The question of feeding the stricken peo
ple is causing apprehension. The vegetable
and fish supplies are falling and the stock
of biscuits already la nearly exhausted.
There Is no fear, however, for the supply
of rice. The water of tha Sumida river
Is almost washing the bottoms of the
bridges. The climax of the inundation Is
The mountain flood in tha neighborhood
of Karulzawa has destroyed the Ulkasa
hotel. Many foreigners were sleeping there,
but fortunately no fatalities have bean, re
ported ao far. t
ARMY OF PHILIPPINeTeLECTS
A. II. Anderson la Chosen Commander
nnd W. H. Keullngr Vice
CHICAGO. Aug. 13. The Army of the
Philippines closed a three days' reunion to
day with the election of officers. A. II.
Anderson of Pittsburg was chosen commander-in-chief
and W. H. Keallng of
Ofkaloosa, la., vice commander-in-chief.
The following were elected Junior vice
commanders: Leon Lembert, Manila, P. I. j
H. L. Wells, St. Louis; F. K. Kremhs, St
Paul; Charles F. Manahan, Chlcaro;
Charles L. Mean. Denver.
It is a very good
to look over the want ada Sundays
to get the drirt of things the
Here la where the city breathes.
Read every one of the little
treasures. It will be an hour
Thousands have the habit.
Call Tyler 1000 for anything
Coming and Going in Omaha
Events as Viewed by The Bee's Artist.
The Bee submits roe tha gruldanea of
republicans . tha following list of can 01
Aatas to be voted or La Songlaa county
as worthy "of support i
For United States Senator. .
ELMER J." BURKETT.
For Governor, .,
ADDISON E. CADT.
For Lieutenant Oovernor.
M. R. HOPKWKLL.
For Secretary of State. .
JOHN J. RYDER.
SILAS R. BARTON.
For state Treasurer,' '
WALTER A. GEORGE.
For Superintendent 'of Publlo Instruction,
FRANK 8. PERDUE or
. J. W. CRABTREE.
For Attorney General, - . ' '
C. P. ANDKRBERY. ,
For Land Commissioner, " ' t";-
EDWARD B. COWLES. . :
For Railway Commissioner. -HENRY.
T. CLARKE, JR.
For Congressman, -
CHARLES L. SAUNDERS or
ABRAHAM L. SUTTON.
For State Senators Vote for Three.
JOHN T. DILLON,
J. L. KALEY,
ARTHUR C. PANCOAST.
For Representatives Vote for Nina.
NEL8 J. ANDERSON,
C. M. BACHMANN,
K. W. BARTOa,
F. C. BEST,
HERMAN a. BOESCHE.
M. O. CUNNINGHAM.
JAMES P. REDMAN,
F. S. TUCKER.
For County Attorney,
JAMES E. RAIT.
For Commissioner, 1st District,
For Commissioner, 2d District,
JOHN C. LYNCH.
For Commissioner, 4th District,
JOHN C. TROUTAN.
For 6ohool Board Voto for Four,
M. F. SEARH.
J. L. JACOBSON,
W. A. BOURKEJ.
Republican Primaries August 11 1!10.
John Wilson, Who Comes
Into His Father's Estate
When John Wilson Journeyed from Hous
ton, Tex., to Tecumseh and presented him
self aa a claimant for the estate of David
Wilton, who had died in 1906, he uncov
ered a chapter as romantic as any ever
penned by novelist. The elder Wilson had
long lived in Johnson county, and was a
wealthy and lending citizen , of the com
munity. He Quarreled with his only son
because the boy wanted to go to a oircus.
and out of the quarrel grew an estrange
ment that was never to be healed during
the life of the father. The boy went out
Into the world, and never again saw either
of his parents, although the father's heart
softened and he yearned for hla son's re
turn. When the old man died he devised
all his property to his son, should he claim
it within five years. Otherwise, It was to
go to nephews. Many clalmanta put In ap
pearance, but none were able to establish
their Identity. Finally, one day last spring,
when tha five year term was coming to a
close, a bearded stranger from the south
came Into Tecumreh and announced hlmse'f
aa John Wilson. He had heard of h's fath
er's death, and, while his heart hid also
softened with time, he was resolved not to
claim the property. His wife flnallt per
suaded him to put In his claim, and lasl
week In the probate court of Johnson
county he made good on his claims, and
wlh enter Into possession of a magnificent
estate. John Wilson had thrived during
C. A. LYON OS THE STAND
National Committeeniaii from Texas
Tells of Tribal Contracts.
ASSISTED M'MURRAY DT . DEAL
He Haa No Interest, Cither Direct
or "direct, In Agreements that
Are Now Being; In
vestigated. SULPHUR, Okl., Aug. 13.-What part
Cecil A. Lyon, national committeeman of
Texas took In the activity a.t Washington
for the approval of the old tribal McMur
ray contracts for the sale of Indian lands
was described by Mr. Lyon In the hearing
before the congresslonal Investigating com
;-'These' contracts'' were disapproved by
President Roosevelt In 1908. The new con
tracts which ara the cause of the investi
gation, Mr. Lyon aald, he had no Inter
est In. '
Asked If he thought he was asked to join
In the old contracts because of his political
Influence and acquaintance with President
Roosevelt, Mr. Lyon aald:
' "It was entirely possible."
in 1906, Mr. Lyon said, he Joined with J,
F. McMurray's law firm in the contracts
by which a 10 per cent attorneys' fee waa
to be obtained in the sale of tho land.
Mr. Lyon went to Washington and with
Francis Leupp, commissioner of Indian af
fairs, discussed the subject with President
Roosevelt. - There waa some discussion con
cerning 'making the Indians stockholders
In the land, but this plan was not gone Into.
McMorray Employed Hint.
"Was it possible that your connection
with the president and your political In
fluence Induced McMurray to get you to
join him?" asked Chairman Burke.
"It Is posatble, but I flatter myself that
it was partly my buslnes ability."
Mr. Lyon continued: "I told "Secretary
Garfield that my employment in the matter
was to be open and above board and If
there waa anything not exactly proper
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his absence, but will give over his home
In Texas, and become a resident of Nt
bracks again, and end hla days among the
friends of hla youtlv
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TAFT TO AVERT
WRECK OF PARTY
President Credited, with More to
Sidetrack the Men Most Obnox
ious to the Insurgents.
MEANS REUNION OF THE WORKERS
Discord Will Oiye Wa7 to Harmony
in rarty councils.
EFFECT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT
Passing of Aldrich, Cannon, Hale and.
Balllnger Welcome. ' "
BEVERLY IS NOW HEADQUARTERS
Movement to Set Rep.blicn. Ho.no
U Order Finds Its Center
nt the Sntnmer
gram.)-From a man high In the councils
of tho republican party, an intimate friend
of both President Taft and Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt, it waa learned today that
the report that Aldrich. Hale and Cannoa
are to retire from leadershln nH
retary Balllnger will leave the cabinet la
"The news Is important." said thie man
'but l't Is nnrt a mmpi.t..
the publlo. I have been expecting It."
mai i-restacnt Tart is to be finally re
Ileved of the men who are an .r.iati
objectionable to the 'Insurgents," waa tid
ings so sensational that the majority ot
the politicians who could bo found to dls
cubs the matter today, were almost too sur.
prised to talk about It at all. It waa gen
erally agreed that It waa one of the most
momentous movta in recent history of the
The effects, it waa agreed, will be far
reaching. While there is no doubt tha4
Aldrich, Hale, Cannon and Balllnger and
their friends will not give up 'without a
struggle, such action on the part of the
president would tend to bring the- two
wings of the party, rapidly growing apart
of late. Into harmonious relations.
It will mean, further, that the western
republicans, who have been refunlnsr to -lv
the president anything but a half-hearted
indorsement, win take up the cudgels for
him as strongly aa they opposed hiro. And
It will mean, in all probability, his renoin
Inatlon with little opposition in 1S13, . aa
It had been understood by those close to
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt that ha would
not want the nomination for himself, unless
praotlcatlly forced to take it "
Ham Fish Is Please.
Hamilton Fish, the only consistent
"insurgent" representing New York state
In congress, was delighted ovor the frro
posed "shakeup" in the party.
' "Thla wlll be 4 great thing 'for 'tha
fall campaign," he said. "It will have
ita effect all over the country, n,d I
feel now that the party will be able to
present a united front. Of course. It la
a matter with party unity as Ita object,
and ought to do ' wonders toward uniting
the opposing factions. The best thing
about It seems to me to be the decision
to drop Secretary Balllnger and Bpeaker
Cannon. The measure was a necessary
ons." . n - ...
When asked what ha thought about tha
future position and attitude of Senator
Aldrich, Mr. Fish replied:
"I think he means exactly what ha
says and that he plans to retire. 1 don't
think he has been playing .with tha peo
ple about hia attitude at all." ...,
What Is most puzxllng to tha leaders
of the party in this vicinity in that there
had been no Intimation of any . suck
move on the part of tha president. Tha
selection of Senator W. Murray Crane
to report on the political condltiona In tba
troubled sectiona of the country, did not
aeem to indicate to the men on the In
side that the president had changed hla
views, or waa inclined to pay any atten
tion to the uprising In the west .The
nearest approach to a suggestion that
something of the kind must happen came
tho other day, when a member of tha
president's cabinet told a visitor, who was
bewailing the decline of . the party, that
while conditions were admittedly bad,
"They were coming out right.",
This man, known for his sagacity as .well
as his secretlveness. is arenerallv rerardwt
as one of the members of the administration
beet fitted to do the harmonising that is so
badly needed. If the move reported front
Beverlv is true, there Is little doubt that
he had. much to do with ft
What It Means Out West. "
In tha west the announcement will have
Important bearing on senatorial elections
that are to bo decided this fall. The most
important v. Ill be In Wlscon&ln and Indiana,
where La Follette and Beveridge are up
for re-election. At the Wisconsin prtmariea
it Is expected that the senator will win.
but the regulars have been talking about
Ignoring the primary and electing another
man when the legislature convenes. In view
o( the president's attitude, such a plan
would surely be abandoned, while In In
diana tho passing of Aldrich and Cannon
would tend to put back of Beverldge, who
haa a savage fight on hla hands, a re
That Beverly Is being made the head
quarters of the movement tn sh! tha re
publican house In order Is generally ad
mitted. Ihe various moves are belno- marie
quietly, but effectively.
Senator Crane of Massachusetts haa been
one of tho active forcea in the new politi
cal movement. It was he who went went to
see Secretary Balllnger, and it was he, also,
who went to see Senator Aldrich at War
wick Neck, last Sunday. Hereafter Sena
tor Crane's moves will be watched with
peculiar interest. '
Postmaster Ooneral Hitchcock, nresident
of the, na'lonsl committee, has been at
Beverly twlco althln the week. The presi
dent, It Is ill. will continue to use both
Senator Cr.nc and Mr. Hitchcock on mis
sions to which they are best suited. No
question has allien as to their political
CALL FOR GENERAL VILJOEM
Boer Lender Now In New Mezieo
Offered Poet In Booth Afrlcnn
EL PARC, Tex., Aug. It General B. J.
V'llloen, who gained his title In tha Boer
war and who is now farming near Las
Cruces, N. 1A , yesterday received a cable
gram offering him the post of assistant
minister of native affairs of the South.
African federation. "General Vlljuen Is con
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