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VOL. XI, NO. 11.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1910 SIX SECTIONS THIRTY-EIGHT TAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
MRS. PRESdll WILL
SE COPPER KING
Skeleton Fulled Out of the Heinze
Closet and Exhibited in New
HEW CHAPIEa ADDED TO STORY
Woman Would Prevent Millionaire
from Marryinj Htr Friend.
TELLS OF BIO FINANCIAL DEALS
Housekeeper of the Montana Man
. Gives Up Secrets.
AFFAIRS PERTAINING TO COPPER
Itoa-era, Unniliirtl Oil end Tom
l.nnaon Alleged to llBTf Flanred
lu Mom of tho Transac
tion. NEW YORK,
Aug. St. (Special Tele-
grain.) Mi. Ulllun Hobart French, for
merly of Butto, Mom., who Is threatening
suit agalnit F. Augustus Holme, the Mon
tana copper millionaire for 2i.0uo worth of (
uretie which she claims he gave her and
then borrowed back again, gave a candid
recital of a new chapter of her acquaint
ance with Mr. Ilelnxe today.
Mri. French, who Is trying to keep her
old friend from Butte from marrying Mrs.
Bernlce Henderson, a Broadway chorus
girl, delved Into the eHlnse closet and
while therein took occasion to rattle
something which sounded dangerously
rear like a skeleton.
In brief, the woman said that the Stand
ard Oil company, through a " beautiful
woman spy, learned of Mr. Helnxe's actions
Just prior to 1907, when he with Charles T.
liarney and Charles W. Morse, were form
ing the United Copper pool. Morso with
drew and kVe deal fell through, shattering
the fortunVa of Barney and Morse and
aendlng Barney to his death by suicide and
Morse to the federal prison at Atlanta.
Mrs, French said that the Standard had
been trying for six years to get revenge
Upon Helnse, who was described In Wall
treet at that time as, "a fresh young
fellow from Butte," Some yeare before
Helnse had dictated the terms In the Amal
gamated Copper deal In Montana and this
Settlement cost the Standard S12.0OO.O0O. .
I.awaon la Mentioned.
The narrator told of a secret conference
field in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel In this
city, attended by the late H. 11. Rogers,
then of the Standard Oil company; Thomaa
V. Lawson of Boston and Mr. Helnse.
Bonie of the details of the settlement In
the coppe rwar were never cleared up until
Mrs. French made her sensational remarks
today. Tha copper- war Involved some ot
the coiintry'a foremost financiers, number
ing, among them. In addition to Helnse,'
Rogers and Uwnon, tha members of the
Skipping over tha Interesting, period In
which the Standard Oil company was "lay
ing low" and waiting for an opportunity to
ven up old scores because of the dictatorial
wanner In which Helnse had arbitrated the
Amalgamated deal, Mrs. French came eaat
and was Initialled as Mr. Helnse's house'
keeper In apnrtmenta facing the Waldorf.
. . . , . . a u..t..--
-n Mrs. Frenen aaserui inni aim iicih
" lived aa man and wife In at least four New
York hotels whfen sne names oerore iney
settled down within the shadow of the Wal
dorf. Mr. Helnse -alwaya apent much time In
the. Waldorf. He uaually took his meala
there and retained apartments there even
avhile he maintained a residence elsewhere.
Mra. French's Story
When he, with Morse and Barney com
menced to engineer the United Copper pool,
vlth a view to cornering the copper output
of American, the Standard Oil-company
lea rend of his plans. ,
All r I fll v 11 nit J ' 1 " - - - ,
knew Mr. Helnse'e weak points, so they
aent a very ebatulful young woman up to
thei Waldorf with Instructions. She was a
bi"H'j. Titian hair, Paris frocka and what
not. She had no end of money and rented
laborate apartments. She played her game
! so well thut Instead of seeking the friend
ship of Mr. Helnse, he sought hem.
"They spont much time together and thla
I cievcr woman lost nu tme In worming all
the business aecrets out of Helnse. Ill the
meantime Morse grew frightened and quit.
Ha alao knew that he could not expect help
from the Standard oil crowd and took hta
medicine and his losses without a whim
many millions Helnse lost in the
1 Consequent Wall street crash la not known,
but Mrs. Freni'li vivaciously assured the
reporters that he was bitten very doepty,
WASHINGTON GOING AFTER
MANY OF THE CONVENTIONS
Chamber of Commerce Behind Move
ment to Secare the Holding of
Annual Alerts In Capital.
WASHINGTON. W G. Aug. 27.-Speclal
Telegram.) A campuign haa been Inaugu
rated to make Washington the first and
foremost convention city In the United
kUatt-s. Every national and international
association and society has been appraised
of (lie qualities of Washington aa a meet
ing place nnd all are uaUed to consider thla
city carefully in the future when selecting
meet.nn place fur conventions.
The Clirtinbui- uf Commerce Is behind the
rruvemeiit. Morw than 10) letters have been
ant out lu the last few daya and every j
day ccs u new batch fir warded to so-j
t'!tu of every description. Tile letters j
kit out contain thy following questions: I
"Doc your organisation have a central, j
natiotiul or head organisation?
"Where la It located?
"What numher cf ilfk'KUcs or rcpresent
' atle allowed a Hr diem allowance from
tliv head organization's treasury, or foes
tuch constituent body pay an allowance,
and bow much In either case?
"In there a lad lei auxiliary?
"What Is the estimated number of visit
or lo the convention?
"Does your orgnnlxatlon or any of the
com"! linen t give drills, paradea or other
alii actions during conventions?
What l IV Is likely to be aelected next
' tor convention?
"In what ctty did you lust convene?
What Inducements have any cities of
feied lu hope uf receiving your conven
tions?" S.,eial big nieetinga will be held In
Wushlngton c'uilug the ensuing two
Show a Falling
uii in uirtnrate
Contention that Race Suicide is Prev
alent Among Typical Americans
WASHINGTON, Au(. 27. (Special Tcle
aram.) If Colonel Theodore eiwisevelt tlll
seems disposed to take a crWV at Ameri
cana for race suicide, he will t plenty of
material, because the census f. naves which
are being complied here ahow that the birth
rate haa dwindled to a treat extent In the
last ten years. Government statisticians
who are working- with the figures turned
In during the census taking- say that the
signs ahow a big growth In race suicide.
The Internal Increase In population from
1900 to 1910 was about t.OOO.OOO, as against
11.000,000 between the years of 1SU0 and 1900.
Ths deduction Is made on the estimate
that the 1910 census will show a population
of 90,000,000, an Increase of 14.000,000 since
1X90. However. It la estimated that Included
In this 14,000,000 are 9.000,000 Immigrants,
thus leaving only 6.000,000 (hat were born In
the decade. Using the same method of
", n is estimated mat n.uw.wo
were oorn in the decade between 1S90 and
1900. It Is well known that the birth rate
In foreign families la much higher than In
America, so that figuring finely It would
appear that not more than S.OOO.OOO babies
have been born In the United States In
typical American families In the last ten
years. , ,
In New York City and In other congested
centers It Is estimated that the birth rate
In foreign families Is over 7S per cent higher
than In American families.! Pursuing this
trend of reasoning even further. It would
appear that some day real American
famlllea will be extinct, while the United
State will be Inhabited by a polyglot nation
Census experts estimate that the urban
population of the United States will show
an Increase of 46 per cent in the last ten
years. However, the returns are generally
Come to Omaha
Captain Marr O'Connor, Now on Leave
of Absence Has Been Ordered
to This Citv.
WASHINGTON. D. C Aug. 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Capt Marr O'Conner,
acj.ng Judge advocate now on leave of ab
sence, will proceed to Omaha fo.r duty
aa Mudge advocate of that department,
accord Dig to arm orders Issued today.
vSptaln Allen J. Greer, acting judge
advtkcate, now on leave of absence will
proceed to Vancouver barrncks, for duty
aa Judge advocate In that department.
MnJor Amos W. Klmbrell, quartermas
ter, la relieved from duty as assistant
to the depot quartermaster, New York
City and will proceed to Denver for duty
as ch.ef quartermaster' of that depart
ment,' relieving Capt Harry B. Chamber-
Capt. C.iarles H. . HlUon,' coast artil
lery corps, is relieved irom assignment
to the Twenty-fourth company, coast ar
tilery corps and, placed on the unasslgned
list. He will report to the commanding
officer, ARrtllley district of Puget Sound,
for duty on his staff.
Capt. Robert W. Collins, coast artillery
corps,. Is transfered from the Sixty-sec-
on company to the Twenty-sixth com.
pany. coast arttlery corps, and will pro.
ceed to Join his company.
Capt. Caspar It. Conrad, Junior quar
termaster, will proceed from this city to
Saratoga, New York, on official business
pertaining to the purchase of horses, and
upon completion thereof wll return to bis
proper station. ' -
Capt. Henry J. Nlcho medical corps
upon the expiration of his present leave
will repair to this city and report to Col
Louis A. LaOarde. instructor in c snlcal
microscopy and bacteriology.
leaves of absence: Ca?U Wm. A. Cov
Ing.on. coast arttlery corps, extension of
five daya; Caht James D. Tllford. quar
termaater. from Sept. 1 to and Including
Sept. 25. , , . ,
SWEDISH MINISTER RECALLED
Mr. I.aaercranta, Now In Karaite on
Vacation, "Will Not Itetnrn ta
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 27.-Herman De Ln
gercrants, tha Swedish minister to the
United States, haa, It waa announced here
today, been, recalled. He was appointed In
WASHINGTON. Aug. !7.-State depart
ment officials profess to be entirely
ignorant of the reasons which prompted,
tho Swedjsh government to recall Mr.
LrfigercranU from tho Washington mission.
As far as known .bis residence here has
been without embarrassing Incidents and
the services rendered to his country were
regarded generally as being satisfactory.
The department h not been Informed of
ficially ot the recall.
Mr. Lagercrants, his wife and two j the remaining short Interest without pro
daughters, left Washington for Europe last j tectlon. There waa a little selling- by spot
June and have not returned. I people.
Tags" Blows Into Town,
Wags Tail and Departs
"Taga,'' tha greateat dog wanderer In
tha world, apent laat night In Omaha, and
left (or tha weal over the Northwestern
Saturday morning. He trotted over Omaha
cobbleatonea, wagged bla tall to Omaha
children, who patted him, played with
ordinary Omaha dogs, and after the night
of sightseeing, ha shook Omaha soil from
his feet and turned his back upon the
Tha story of "Tags' " life Is Indeed an
unusual one for a dog. He formerly came
from the kennel of Lord Stanton in Kent
and was brought to this country by a
coachman, who became ao attached to him
that "Taga" waa purloined. Soon after,
ha fell Into tha handa of Samuel Parks,
who for many years waa a mail clerk out
of Kanaaa City. Never did Parks go on
his run without taking "Tags," and for
mora than five years he did not miss a
angle run wltb bis master, who In that
Employes of Illinois Central Are to
Appear in Chicago Court
STORY OF GRAFT IS TO BE TOLD
Testimony to Be in Support of the
Charges Against Officials.
DEFENSE WILL MAKE DEMANDS
Will Ask Change of Venue and Spe
cific Bill of Particulars.
BENCH WARRANT FOR 0STERMANN
Engineer Heather Creates Sensation
by Testifying that He Was Dla
, charged Becanae Protested
CHICAGO. Aug. (Special Telegram.)
One bunder new wltnessea, employes of
the Illinois Central clerks, auditors, book
keepers, foremen, trainmen, minor officials
and others were summoned today to ap
pear Monday before municipal Judge Brug
gemeyer, to give testimony against the
"Big Three," ex-officials under arrest, In
support ot charges of complicity In the
alleged $2,000,000 car repair swindles.
The thousands of cars repaired by the
different concerns will be traced from the
time they left the road yarda until their
return.' Their condition will alao be dea
crlged and an estimate on the cost of the
necessary repairs will be made for com
parison with the bills for the work.
To Ask Chasge of Venoe.
Meantime the defense, through Attorney
Held and Tyrrell prepared to file an affi
davit for a change of venue to some other
municipal court. The defense will also de
.uand a specific bill of particulars setting
out in full the charges against the men on
Bench warrants will be demanded foi
"unnamed" defendants, as alleged con
spirators In the car repair frauds, and
especially for Henry C. Ostermann, head
jf the Ostermann Manufacturing company,
when the trial Is, resumed Monday."
A bench warrant was demanded of the
court for Ostermann at the conclusion ol
the first day's hearing of the charges
against the "Big Three," but the court
aid not act In the matter. Detectives,
however, are scouring the country for
Ostermann. He has evaded the subpoena
Sensation Is Sprang.
The sensation ot tne uuy came In the
lentlment of Theodore 'Keuther, a' loco
motive engineer, formerly with the Oster
man Manufacturing company, as assistant
general manager and director, He testiflatl
that he was "thrown out" of the company
employ because ot his protests against
"the gratt system,", and for further reason
that a place be made for Taylor. He told
of a visit to tha plant, when he said Osier
niann showed him around..
"There were piles of lumber worth about
(13,000, also stacks of brass, scrap Iron and
other meaterlala and Ostermann told me
that It was all 'easy money,' said Reuther
'I warned him that unless he ceased such
practices be would get Into trouble, and
he answered: 'Taylor will take care of
HASKELL MAY ORDER
. MILITIA TO SEIZE BOOKS
Controversy Arises Over Records of
.. Bank Commissioner Held by
Order of Court.
i GUTHRIE, Okl., Aug. 27. Rumor is per
sistent today ' that Governor Haskell Is on
the point of ordering the militia to Guthrie
to remove the bouks of the state bank com
nilssloner now held guarded in a storage
warehouse. The books are held under an
injunction Issued Tuesday night, when the
state officials were In the act of removing
Ihem to Oklahoma City. Bank Commis
sioner Cockrell made a demand upon the
county 'authorities here for the books last
night, but was refused. The militia is now
mobilised at Chadler, engaged In target
practice preliminary to participation in the
maneuvers nt Fort Riley, Kan. .
NEW HIGH MARK FOR COTTON
Aoaaat Contracts Advance Fonr Dol
lars a Bale Over Friday's
NEW YORK, Aug. I..-A new high record
was established for tha season In the cottrfn
market today when August contracts sold
at IS. 90c. or 36 points above the closing fig
ures of last night, and over U per bale
above the low price of yesterday morning,
This sensational gain was due to covering
by belated aborts, following the issuance
of notices yesterday which appeared to
represent all the cotton available here for
.delivery to the bull leaders, and which left
time waa transferred onto the St. Louis
division and later Into Chicago.
"Tags" waa known at every station of
Importance along the route. He was called
by name by tha depot men, who always
had a piece of meat or a bone for tha
traveler. Tha maddening blow came to
"Tags" and his regular habits were ex
changed for those of a "I won't get home
till morning" dog when Pa.ka died In the
eaat, leaving him alone.
After a day of despondent wandering
about the Union atatlon in Chicago he
Jumped Into the mall car of Henry Kerna
and commenced hla life-long traveling'
That waa three years ago. and aince that
day be has been an Itinerant. He never
takes more than one trip with one clerk
and haa traveled over every Una and to
every point of Interest In the United Btatea
Yesterday be came direct frosa Chicago,
apent tha night here and resumed hla Jour
ney, presumably to California
" THE TintJlTLV CKmLZ' ' xO. HERE, COLONEL '.IM
WHIC rl ? "
VENETIAN . ' .
UALM PARTY IS UNINJURED
Missing Foresters Are Safe and Fire
v Under Control, r. "
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SOLDIERS SUFFER FROM COLD
Detachments ' Sent . from Summer
Maneuvers Into Mountain Dis
tricts Find Clothing- Llh
Another Fire Starts.
SPOKANE, Aug. 27.-A. dispatch from
St. Marys, Idaho, says there Is no wind
and that the fires are being brought under
control. The forest service has dismissed
the emergency men and sent them to Spo
kane. A despatch received from Iron Mountain
from a member of the Halm party says
that all are &a?o and uninjured.
The Spokane city council adopted a reso
lution last night instructing the national
government to render assistance to the
thousands of persons made homeless and
helpless by the fires. .
Soldiers Softer from Cold.
' WASHINGTON. Aug. 27-Wlth the tem
perature below freezing and . the . soldiers
clad in the light uniform worn In the mili
tary maneuvers from which they were sud
denly withdrawn, much suffering from the
cold was today reported to the War de
partment from the troops fighting forest
flrea in the northern Rockies.
Captain Frarler of the Fourteenth In
Auitry who was In command of a camp
about thirteen miles north of Pelton, Mont.,
haa reported to his superior officer that
the weather was "cold" and his 'men suf
fering. The snow and rain which had fallen,
however, had helped greatly In subduing
the fires. Tho need for troops, he explained,
was about passed, provided the foresters
and rangers did their duty.
Fire Near Yellowstone Park.
OGDKN, Utah., Aug. 27.-Dl8trict Forester
R. E. Sherman, whose jurisdiction extends
over the southern part of Idaho, received
a message this morning from the super
visors of the Targhee forest that a fire oC
huge proportions had broken out near Is
land Park, on the Yellowstone Park branch
of tl. Oregon Short Line. The fire spread
rapidly through the dry grass on the edge
of the forest and soon presented a fire line
miles In extent.
The railroad officials st Pocatello have
ordered out a crew of 750 men with instruc
tions to proceed Immediately on a special
train to the scene of the conflagration.
These will reinforce 100 men who have been
drawn from the forest service of this dis
trict Did you lose any
You will find It advertised in
this issue of The Bee, no doubt.
There may be other things of in
terest in the want ads of this Is
sue. Good servants are advertising
for places. Good employers are ad
vertising for servants.
People want to loan.
Read these little treasures.
Thousands are reading them to-da
Coming and Going in Omaha
Events as View ed by The Bee's Artist.
w; Aids Browne
State's Attorney Alleges Pullman
Company is Defending Man
Charged with Bribery.
CHICAGO, Aug. 27.-Charges that the
Pullman company Is aiding the defense of
Lee O'Neill Brown. minnri ..i
. . , irourr ui me
Illinois legislature. In his trial on the charge
of buying votes to. elert Wmio, t
to the United States senate were made In
uurl loaay oy state's Attorney John W.
The charge waa followed in- i j.
- "'.'""ni llllllldM-
atcly by Buhixwnai
or, Tuesday before a special grand Jury
omciais, and clerks of the
Pullman company. Including John C. Pat
terson, division superintendent.
This move of th ..'. ... . .
..... " auurnry is De-
lieved to constitute the "other matters" to
-...w. ,,D reierrea mysteriously In his peti
tion for a special cranH ,. a ....
- " ' Buupuenn
was Issued later dlrntin. , ..
a viiiuiaiis oi me
Kullman comnanv to hnn v, ., ,
Jury, booka and records showing the names
-KF.m, lor positions in the months
of April and August, 1909.
f ollowing a request by the prosecuting
attorney, the court hi u- -T
Hull, cvhlef clerk to the chief clerk of the
Illinois Central to nrnn,.. i .
?k .. PaJHea l"guei to members of
.egisiaiure. Mr. Hull denied an
Intimation by Mr. Wnvm.n .i...
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passes were Issued at the request of Illi
nois legislators. N aftArnnn.
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POPULATION 0F MICHIGAN
Ceaana Retnrns Show that tho State
Has Made a Gain of Sixteen
WASHINGTON. Aug. Z7.-The population
of Michigan state la 2,810.173. an Increase of
3S9.191. or 16.1 per cent, as compared with
2,420.983 In 1900.
to Be One
SEOUU Korea, Aug. 27. Lieutenant Gen.
era! Terauchl, Japanese resident-general In
Korea and negotiator of the convention of
annexation, which, It may be stated, will
be officially promulgated next Monday, said
today In a statement to a correspondent of
the Associated Preas regarding the annexa
tion: "No stone will be left unturned to make
the Koreans and the world feel that
Japan's rule in Korea is a beneficent thing
for the Koreans. It will and must Imply
no degradation of the Koreana, who, under
the annexation, will enjoy exactly tha aame
righta In Korea aa the Japanese, It Is the
wish and command of the emperor of Japan
that every effort be made to make the
Koreans feel no humiliation, but rather
relief at the annexation.
'The policy of Japan In administering the
new portion of the empire will be directed
towards a steady Improvement of condi
tions and Improvement of the resourcea of
It may be stated with authority that al
though tha treatlea of Korea with foreign
powers lapse with the annexation, the
present customs tariff of Korea, which Is
much lower than that of Japan, will be
continued for an Indefinite period under
Japanese rule. This Is the point by which
foreign intersxla might chiefly be affected
If tha Japanese tariffs were Introduced.
Kconomlo condltiona In the kingdom will
also remain unchanged and forelgucra will
AVIAIUR FALLS INTO WATER
Mars Drops Hundred Feet Into Grave
.. send Bay.
MACHINE COMPLETELY WRECKED
Pilot Is Promptly Picked Up by Tag;
and Says He Is Not Hurt-
Was Carried Over the Bay
NEW YORK. Aug. ?i.-Whlle attempting
to fly: hla aeroplane from Sheepshead Bay
track to Fort Hamilton this morning. Mars,
the aviator, was caught in a heavy blast of
wind, and carried out over the lower bay.
where his machine suddenly collapsed and
fell over 100 feet into the bay. Mara was
picked up by the tugboat Hustler. The
wrecked aeroplane waa taken aboard a
lighter off Craven Shoal bpoy. Mars was
shaken by the fall.
It waa ahortly before 7 o'clock when Mars
In his aeroplane arose from the Sheepshead
Bay track and he headed for Manhattan
Beach. Ho arose to the height of bout
2,000 feet and after circling aiound two or
three tlmea, flew to the westward toward
Coney Island, where he planned to fly to
Fort Hamilton. A sudden gust carried the
aviator out over Gravesend Bay, where
Mara lost control of tha machine in the
wind. Suddenly it appeared to collapse and
fell Into the water.
MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE
t let us Wlllaman, .Who Killed Wife's
Parents at t anion, O., to Die
In Electric Chair.
CANTON. O., Aug. 27.-Cletus Wlllaman
was today found guilty of murder In the
first degree for tha killing of Mr. and Mrs.
Warren E. Koons. Mrs. Wlllaman's parents!
As the Jury, which was out fifteen hours,
made no recommendation of- mercy, the
verdict carries with it the death sentence.
Mr. and Mrs. Koons were killed last April
and their 9-year-old son waa the only wit
ness to the tragedy.. Wlllaman was ar
rested In Chlrago a few days after the
enjoy the same rights in Korea as In the
J distriot of Japan.
j Details of the negotiations leading to th.
annexation aremade public. The assent
of Emperor Y-Hika and of his predecessor
Y-Heui to the annexation was given will
ingly. It is stated, the only hesitation being
shown when the terms were being discussed
In regard to the titles which will here
after be bdVna by the former emperors
The original Japanese terms proposed the
title of grand duke, but the emperor of
Korea Insisted on being styled "whang,"
or king, to which Japan ansented. The
princes of the Korean Imperial house will be
treated aa Japanese princes and an annuity
of 1760,000 waa granted them. The mem
bership of the royal family win be allowed
to reUde where they please and will prob
ably remain In Korea.
The upper claasea of the Koreana are now
generally acquainted with the facta of the
annexation and appear satlafled with It.
No apprehension of proteat or disturbances
when the details of tha annexation are
publlnhed on Auguat 29 la entertained.
It Is expected the resident general,
Terauchl, will remain In Korea as governor
general for several months, after which
he will probably be succeeded by Baron
Hlmpelgote, minister of communlcatlona.
who, In his work as president of the South
Manchurtan railway, has become familiar
mlih the problems of Japanese administra
tion on the land.
Former President of the United States
at Frontier Day Festivities at
GREETED BY HIS OLD COMRADES
Reviews the Scenes of Years Ago
Upon Western Plains.
CLASPS HANDS WITH COWBOYS
Greatly Interested, Watches Roping
Contests and Races.
PAYS TRIBUTE TO REMINGTON
West Turns Out Its Thousands, Who
Cheer Their Idol as Ha Stands
and Watches the Passing;
BY HOMER DAVENPORT.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Aug. 27.-(Speolal
Telegram.) Into the midst of a picturesque
setting, representing the old frontier daya
of the west, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt,
former president of the United States, made
a triumphal entry today, shook hands with
old friends, looked upon the old scenes,
reviewed a parade and delivered a speech,
not to mention eating a luncheon tendered
him by publlo spirited cltlsens ot Cheyenne
a dinner given by the governor of the
stale and a whooping, uproarious greeting
from cowboys, soldiers and Indians.
The west Is near to the heart of tha
former president and he showed It plainly
In his speech and his Joyous manner of
entering Into the spirit of the occasion. Ha
applauded and used every word In his
emphatlo vocabulary In expressing his
pleasure over the scenes of the afternoon
when he watched cow roping contests and
bucking broncho competitions and cow
pony races, all Incidental to tho annual
celebration of Frontier day.
In his speech, the former president dwelt
upon tho debt which the nation owes to
Frederic Remington, the artist who per
petuated in bronze and upon canvas the
typical scenea of the old west when cow
boys galloped over . the plains, and wild
steera and buffalo were as plentiful aa
chickens and pigs are loaa.
Tribute, to Ilrnilngton.
Colonel Roosevelt spoke of the lost op
portunities of early artists and then re
ferred to Mr. Remington by saying:
"But In our generation for our good
lirtune'a great artist arose who was ca
pable of seeing and recording the Infinite
plclureaquenesa of .th lira of, the plains
and the Rookie. Of course I speak of
Froderlo Remington." . . '
Tha biggest and best of wild west show
marks tha passing of the goldcndays. The
sheep man and his hereditary fee, th
ranchman, now shake hands over barb
wire fences and tho long grades that lead
up to the summit of the Rockies have lost
their romance- of round-use and Stampedes.
Instead, railroad tracks cut up the plains
and the foothills' and the most romantlo
of the rocky buttes are seen through
strands of telephone and telegraph
wires. But the passing of the west has not
dimmed Colonel Roosevelt's love for It.
Ills memory of the old daya when he ran a
ranch In upper Dakota will ever be green
and consequently his affection for western
men, manners and Institutions will - U v
with him throughout this natural span.
, From the time Colonel Roosevelt's party
left New York Tuesday morning until the
big show waa over today, it has been one
great ovation. Whether the ovation was
given by a mass of people or by a few,
it was always full measure.
Arms and Elbows Cat Ice.
The greetings of Colonel Roosevelt some
how seem to be different from those given
to other publlo men. In the demonstrations
for Colonel Roosevelt, anus and elbows
cut much Ice, hats turn to flails and lungs
give forth tones that are unmistakable.
The folk of the country seem to consider
him entirely different though he consider
them all the same sound citisena
When he scanned the audiences In north
ern New York and said:
"I like the stock of which you folks are
made." .there was no doubt In the minds of
his hearers that he meant what he said,
and as the echoes died down one was con
vinced that he stood better with thena liana
the bosses, and that if Vice President Bhe.
man, Barnes aim wooarutt were an 10
weigh in against him they would fare
Theodore Roosevelt seems to be, Inspired
by the local color in which he finds him
self. If he addresses an audience of busi
ness men, as was the case at the public
breakfast tendered him in Buffalo, he talks
on matters pertaining to business, but In
a different way.
For instance ut Buffalo he told his audi
ence that it was their duty to keep the
waters of the Ureat LAkea pure; that "men
must not pour their sewage Into their drink
All through Ohio and the middle west
the crowds were frantic to see at close
range the man who had stirred up so much
Interest In a few years. He seems to look,
like he were plucked from the audience be
fore him. ' '
Take llliu at Ills Word.
When he told the mass of trainmen at one
stop that he was a member of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Firemen, he looked
like one of them and they took him at his
At Chlcugo be was a typical Chlcagoan,
but west of that he seemed to fit even
more closely Into the environment in which
he found himself. As the country "flat
tened and the prairies commenced to tinge
with wilder life, the colonel took on the
changea gracefully as a ptarmlgun does at
the beginning of winter.
It is this faculty he haa of being Just the
man for the place that pleases the masses
so. Confronted by a mixed mass he stands
alone aa one Theodore Roosevelt, the man,
that never falls to please the people. That
he possesses the personality with the power
of a Napoleon la certain.
An old woman tottering under thetwelght
of 85 years said to her grandchildren at
"Well, I saw him perfectly. Now I am
satisfied, as 1 didn't calculate on hearing a
At another stop some girls were so hilari
ous over having shaken hla handa that
young men were trading on the handshake,
getting It second-hand from the colonel,
first-hand from the blushing girls.
Jnat Passing? Incidents.
These were only passing Incidents noticed
In the throngs that cheered the man, who
Ut little and big bvaaus of New York slate
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