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VOL. XL NO. 61.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1910 TEN PAGES.
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'Zocal Committee Announce V of
Vica President! and Mem ',
I . Reception Committee.
STATE . TO ASSIST OMAHA
Prominent Citizen of Nebraska to
Help in Glad Welcome.
ROTABLES OP BOTH PARTIES
Democrat and Republicans Will Rnb
Elbows Next Friday.
OFFICEHOLDERS TO BE HERE
Wenld-Be Senators and Woald-Bes
for Minor Offices to Join the
Joyous Throve Wheat Hoose
It C'onti to Tama.
While Colonel Roosevelt and his party j
ara receiving enthusiastic ovations In the
vest Omaha Is preparing an entertainment
to ' do credit to the city's hospitality In
which tliere will be participation, not omy
of lu own leading cltisens, but also a
goodly representation from the whole state
The local committee of arrangements,
which consists pf Victor Kosewater. chair
man ; J. L. Kennedy, secretary; U. W. Wat-
I ties, C. M. Wllhelin, C. II. .Pickens, U. e
Thomas, General tf. A. Smitn, Luther
Drake and Oould Diets, yesterday made
public the list of guests wno have up to
tills time accepted the Invitation of the
I committee to act an vice presidents and
' members ot the reception committee.
The Roosevelt party to be entertained at
1 Omaha will corislst of Colonel Roosevelt,
William B. Howland, Ernest Hamlin Ab
bott. Prank Harper, and possibly James
R. Garfield. The newspaper men who ac
company the party will tie Included in the
, sevtifn functions.
Krom the list it will be seen that a num
ber of notables on all sides of the political
fence will rub elbows on Roosevelt day In
Omaha. Governor Shsllenbcrger and Mayor
Jim will both be here, and bo will Chester
II. Aldrlch, nominee for governor on the
republican ticket to run against whichever
survives the recount Senators Burkett and
Brown, would-be Senator Hitchcock and
.would-be Senator Sorenson will all extend
greeting to the honored guest. And also
Charles O. Whedon, who ran for the re
publican nomination for senator.
Of the Nebraska congressional delegation
nearly all will be here, as well as the re
publican candidates for the places In con
tresis now "occupied by democrats. Most
of the supreme court and a large number
ot the judges of the district court have
signified their acceptance, and practically
ii or tne state officers,
As already Indicated, Mr.JSrya w.t wiJ
MW, -hart 'was prevented from attending
irocauae or other engagements. ....
The list: -
Ontslde e-f OranJas.
Governor Ashton C. Shallenberger.
Honato E. J. Burkett..
Henator Norrls Brown.
C. H. Aldrlch, De.vid City.
Charles 8. Allan, Lincoln'.
A. K. Allen, Hasting.
C. B. Anderson, Crete.
J. H. Arends, Syracuse.
Samuel Avery, Uncoln.
Ira L. Bare, North Platte.
Clyde Burnard. Table Rock.
Judge J. H. Barnes, Lincoln. ,
Silas R. Barton, Lincoln.
K. C. Bishop, Lincoln.
H. O. Boesche. .South Omaha.
J. F. Boyd, Nellgh.
Nell Bi-ennan, O'Neill. '
S. W. Burnham, Burnham.
N'nry T. Clarke. Jr.. Lincoln.
J. F. Curdeal, McCook.
tleorne Coupland, Klpln.
E. li. Cuwle. Lincoln.
W. H. lavldson, Springfield.
H. T. Dobbins, Uncoln.
W. C. Dorscy, Bloomington.
Harry H. Duncan, Hastings.
C. U. Kcgur, Lincoln.
Allen (. fc'lsher, Chadron.
Jacob Fawcett, Lincoln.
E. Femeau, Auburn.
A. W. Field. Lincoln.
W. A. George, Broken Bow.
J. It. Manna. Greeley Center.
M. T. Harrison, Dunbar.
William Hay ward, Nebiaska City.
J. Howard llelno, Hooper.
H. E. Hendricks, Wahoo.
V. C. Hensel. Hebron, -
C. R, Ilenslnger. Giand Island.
Judy e Conrad Hollenbeck, Fremont.
M. It. Hopewell, Tekamah,
Church Howe. Auburn. ,
E. I Huwe, South Omaha.
William F. Huff. Stelnhauer.
Judge Leslie tj. Hurd, Harvard.
W. N. Huae, Norfolk
George O. Junkln. Lincoln.
M. P. Klnkald. O'Neill. ,
Robert R. Kyd,- Beatrice.
G. H. Kinney, Arcadia.
A. W. Ladd, Athlon.
James P. Latta, Tekamah.
Charles B. Let ton, Lincoln. "
It. C. Lindsay. Lincoln.
). L. Iove, Lincoln,
Victor . Lyford. Falls City.
J. J. McCarthy, Pone. .
Charles MrLeod, Stanton.
J. C. McNIsh. Wiener.
John A. McQulre. Lincoln.
Thomas Maloney, Conner! Bluffs.
John ('. Martin, Central City.
O. M. Mickey, Osceola.
J. O. Martin.' "nuth Omaha.
F. F. Miller, Utlca.
, Judge R. C. Orr. McCook.
Judxe L. M. remncrton, Beatrice.
R. M. Proudflt, Friend.
John R. Qji-in, Beatrice.
Dr. U. F. Balnea. Red Cloud.
C. H. Ramlall. Randolph.
C. A. R-aiy. Hayes Center.
M. B, Reef Lincoln.
Clark Robinson, Fairmont.
Jesse L. Root, Lincoln.
W. B. Roro. Lincoln.
Henrv'A. Schneider. Plattsmouth.
R. B. fk-hr-elrier, Fremont.
Judge Samuel H. Sedgwick. Lincoln.
Ir. Uivoln O. Simon, Sidney.
W. J. Slate. South Omaha.
Charles H. Slnnn Fal-m.mt.
Walter t. Smith. Council Bluffs. Ia.
O. O. Snyder. O'Neill.
R. P. Starr. Loup city.
A. W. Sierne. Grand Island.
Joflire Wlllard K. Stewart. Lincoln.
Judge A. L Sutton. South Omaha.
A. C. Thomas, Bena.in.
Jjl. tl. Tlionm. Harvard.
William T. Thnntpeon. Lincoln.
P. J. Tralnor, South Omaha. .
Judne Harvev O v!s, Plattsmouth.
P. C. Vandeusen, Blair.
T. T. Vsrney, Anxliy.
A. J. Weaver, Falls City.
Judge Anwui A. Welch. Wayne.
11. G. Wwllenslck. Avnoa.
Charles O. Whedon, Lincoln.
WUItsm G. Wliltmore. Valley.
T. E. William-. Aurora.
Henry H. Wllwn. Lincoln.
E. A. Wiltse. Pen.lcr.
Charles F.. Ady Herbert M. Rosers.
H. S. Msr.
J. M. lialdrlve.
Frank W. Handle.
Irving (1. llnUlil.
8. !. Barkalow.
:. M. Man let t.
J. W. Hattln. ,
David A. (.aura.
WlliUm F Hunter.
J. W. Bedford.
I'r Alfred Kchalek.
8. A. Searle.
Willis J Kears.
W. L. Helby.
Dr. W. H. Kherraen.
Ju.1f.-e O. W. tfhlrlda.
D. V. Sheles.
W. W. Slabaugh.
Kd T. Smith.
(Continued on Second Fags )
Does N ot Say Word
Pasting Through Chicago, Does Not
See Cannon or Other Political
CHICAGO. Aug-. 28. (Special Telegram.)
Vice-President Sherman u In Chicago
two hour last eight, on his way to Clin
ton. 111. He dld not see Speaker Cannon,
who wes In the city, nor did he confer with
any political notable.
Mr. Sherman's visit attracted no atten
tion and it waa hardly known he waa in
the city. Hla reception today waa in
marked contrast to hie lent visit here, when
the politicians fell over themselves In an
effort todo him honor
Asked about the republican mlxup in New
York, Mr. Sherman said.
"I am a man of peace, i want to see
the republican party win."
Mr. Sherman pounded the table In the
private car of R. W. Baxter, the new gen
eral superintendent of the Illinois Central
railroad. In reiterating his statement that
never will he make a statement of any
kind bearing on the Roosevelt movement
to grab control of the New York organlxa-
"It matters not to me what the conse
quences may be, but I shall not say one
word on that aubject," declared Mr.
When asked If he Intended to get out In
favor of Colonel Roosevelt, he said:
'The convention will be ruled by the ma
jority. I never dodged a duty."
King Al onso is
in Madrid Again
Hands of Canalejas Government is
Said to Have Been Very Greatly
MADRID, Aug. 28.-(Speclal Cablegram.)
King Altonaos rJttrn to his capital has
strengthened the hands of the Canalejas
government and the premier has adopted
a more emphatic tone.
It la alleged that Alfonso, while in Eng
land and also while In Paris, especially
during his Interview with M. Brland, "be
came Impressed with the vital Importance
to Spain economically, ot a speedy and
'complete regularlzatlon of the religious as
sociations and will rot turn back In bis
Time alone wlU show If this be the tact.
But there la no doubt that Canalejas la
gaining popular support rapidly now that
prominence is given to the economlo as
pact of the struggle. '
The radicals are subordinating their
bontllity to the church as such to bring
Into bolder relief the economic privileges
enjoyed by the religious commudltlea at
the apense. et-tfie autriat'tolrteee -as
a whole. . .
Canalejas, when be confronts hla op
ponents lni the Cortes, will lay before that
body . startling economlo revelation.
; " Thirty Get Fall
Two Fatally Injured When Too Many
Picnickers Climb Tower to View
BRUNINQ, Neb., Aug. 28. Several peo
ple were Injured, two fatally, and two se
verely, when a windmill tower, sixty feet
high, on which were perched thirty spec
tators of a plcnlo performance, partly
collapsed, throwing the occupants to the
ground, fatally Injuring two and severely
Injuring two. , ... - ,
John Knutien had his back broken and
cannot live. Mc. . Schrock sustained what
are declared to be fatal Internal Injuries.
James Meyer was badly cut and bruised
Mr. Rasher waa badly bruised and leg
broken. Others were but slightly hurt.
Death Takes 1
Teacher for Fifteen Years in St
John's College, Shanghai, Dies
Miss Llllls Crummer, for fifteen years an
Instructor In the women's branch of St,
John's ' college at Shanghai. China,
died Saturday evening at the local Pres
byterlan hospital of an illuesa eoiuracu-d
in the Orient. Miss Crummer had been
suffering from the ailment for a year,
having come from China to Omaha to be
under the care of her nephew. Dr. Leroy
Besides her nephew. Miss Crummer is
survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. B. T.
Crummer of this city and a brother, S. C.
Crummer, who is state tax commissioner
Funeral aervlcea will be at St. Barnabas'
church Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
MOTSiixvTa or ooeax aTaaxsxura.
rsrt. Arrive). Sailed.
SAN KB A NCI 8CO Nippon Mars...
NEW YOKK l.
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Woman is Charged with
Smuggling Fine Gowns
NEW YORK. Aug. 28.-Followlng an ex
amination today of the twelve trunks
packed with costly apparel and Jewelry,
which she brought on her return from
Europe on the Mauritania, Mrs. Mayme
McKenna, who gave her addrves as Z22
Michigan avenue, Chicago, was cited by
I'nlted States Commissioner Hitchcock to
appear for hearing Tuesdsy on a charge
ot smuggling. She is accused of bringing
PULL WILL NOT
WORK rail LOEB
Collector of Port of New York Says
There is Big Shakeup in Customs
TAKES THE BULL BY THE HORNS
Plans to Stop Snuggling Goods Into
NO FAVORITES ARE TO BE PLAYED
Same Treatment to Be Accorded Mil
lionaire and Panper.
ALL CROOKED EMPLOYES MUST GO
Time Haa Passed AVken a Piece of
Moaer Will Admit Diamonds and
Other Articles Subject to
NEW YORK, Aug. JS.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Seated beneath a Nile green chromo
of Colonel Theodore Rawsevelt, done In
three-quarter length size and of heroic pro
portions, William Loeb, Jr., collector of the
port of New York said today that we are
In the midxt of the greatest shekeup In the
history of the United States customs de
partment. And if corroboration were nec
essary, one might point to the incident of
Friday morning, when the steamship Maur
etanla, Just In from England, waa searched
from hold to bridge by the customs sleuths
while fair women wept and m Ulonalie tour
ists gnashed their teeth In rage.
Collector Loeb has literally taken the bull
by the horns. The easy old days of super
ficial surveys and baggage merely glanced
at are gone. Men of wealth and power,
American magnates ot millions and pull;
fair women of rich and powerful families
are all treated alike. Their luggage and
effects get the same treatment these days
as la accorded to the third cabin chap
whose goods and chattels are done up In
oilcloth and tied with a rope.
Mr. Loeb, the pupil of Roosevelt and the
buffer between nature fakirs and molly
coddles and the former national executive,
was prevailed upon to tell something about
the crusade which Is under way to make
returning tourists be honest even In their
dealings with Uncle Sam.
Last year Mr. Loeb saved the United
States government fl2.000.000, and the fig
ures this year will exceed those of last.
Looking: for a Shakeup.
"Well," he began, "the problem wasn't so
difficult as It might appear at first glance.
All that was necessary waa . to make, not
pnly the public, but my subordinates, feel
that t was sincere in my efforts to better
conditions that Is, to - make people pay
money they rightfully owe the government.
"We are In the midst of the greatest
shakeup in the history of the United
States' customs service. ; More employes
have been dismissed, rfluco . I took charge
than In all the entire history of the service.
I "I had to make everybody feel that I had
the determination alid the will not to be
deflected from my purpose. Of course,
nothing could have been accomplished un
less I had first got the men under me In
sympathy with my methods. Having se
cured their confidence and let me empha
size that the rest was easy. They soon
realized that I would back up to the limit
the men who performed their full duty.
They next lost the fear of the old days
that they might get into trouble and en
danger their positions it they reported ir
regularities on the part of people who had
at their command influence either political
or financial. And any . subordinate was
made to feel at once that If he failed to do
his duty he would be summarily dealt with
and no sort of Influence would avail to
save him. '
"Of course I am constantly impressing
upon the men that I will not tolerate in the
service the acceptance of gratuities, as the
taking of money in any form by customs
officials Is not consistent with their sworn
oath to protect the revenues ot the govern
ment.' "It's a short step from the tip to the
"My investigations showed that there
had always been Immense frauds at this
port that had their beginning 'In the tip
for working overtime, the tip for expedi
ting the work, the tip for relaxing the
customs regulations In various ways. It
mum be borne In mind that it is not only
on the passenger docks that we have to
look for attempted frauds, but all along
the IjO miles of water front of this port
of New York.
"Just then a secretary . stepped in and
handed a slip of paper to Mr. Loeb ou
which were several pencilled names.
"Why, 'here is an example of Just what
I was saying,' remarked the collector with
a smile. 'Outside is a committee of men
In the precious stone business. 'They are
doing all they can to co-operate with me
to stop smuggling In their trade. We have
the figures concerning the importation of
precious stones. They show that the Im
portation of diamonds, pearls and other
precious stones has greatly Increased In
the last year. Really this Is not so; it
Is merely that we are getting a record of
atones that we never knew of before, be
cause they were smuggled."
Mr. Loeb told of the days when a pas
senger with a pull could have a "C"
chalked on his trunks and get them through
without being opened. The times when
leaving a l-'O bill In the top of the trunk
saved any further payment are likewise
ended. So are the days of smuggling
goods over by steamship employes to be
brought ashore a couple of days later
without let or hindrance.
"Tne steamship companies realize now,"
explained Mr. Loeb, "that a big fine must
be paid by them and not by their employes.
If anything comes in which is not on their
in seven Paris-made gowns worth $1,600
without declaring them. Diamonds and
Jewelry wtrlh $15.0C0 were alsa found in the
trunks, but were returned to Mrs. Mc
kenna when she made affidavit that she
had taken them abroad with hi r.
With the Tombs apparently Mrs. Mc
Kenna's only alternative, I'nlted States
District Attorney Wenple relented and
allowed bar to be paroled in custody of an
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Bryaa If the old partjr wants
he'll have to get a move and
From the. Minneapolis Journal.
GREAT RELIGIOUS FESTIVITY
Catholics from All Over the Country
Gather at Montreal.
HUNDRED THOUSAND EXPECTED
Services Realm This Week and Con
tinue Until September 11, with
.the Le irate of the Pope
Present. , x
MONTREAL. Ont., Aug. 28.-(Speolal Tel
egram.) Catholics throughout the world
will eagerly view the progress of the exi
traordinary religious festivity which will
be inaugurated In .this city next week, and
which will bring to the shores of the St.
Lawrence the largest assemblage Montreal
has ever been called upon to accommodate.
There are more than 250,000 Catholics in
this section of Canada, according to a re
cent census, and by September 6, on which
day the pope's report will be formally re
ceived at St. James' cathedral by Monslgnor
Bruchesi, the archbishop of Montreal, and
representatives of nearly every Catholic
center In Europe and Amerca, the normal
population will be Increased nearly half,
for the general committee expects more
than 1O0.0U0 pilgrlma to the city during the
Cardinal Leaate Comes.
The cardinal legate will land at Rlmouskl
early next Friday. There he will be wel
comed by the l.lshop and the entire com
munity. A' delesvit'n oi' u clt&Hl;,l und
civil officers from Montreal will escort him
from Rlmouskl to this city. On his arrival
! at the docks Mayor Ouerln will welcome
him In the- name of the city. The ceremony
will be brief, though all of the city offi
cials will lake part in It, as the city's for
mal reception will be one of the social
features of the congress.
.Sunday, September 4, prayers will be said
for the good of the congress In every Ca
thollo church In the world and on that
day Cardinal Vannutelll will preside at a
special service In St. Patrick's church. This
is the chief edifice attended by the Irish
Catholics of tho city. The cardinal will not
officiate at this ceremony in the capacity
of papal envoy. His mission becomes offi
cial and public on Tuesday, September 6,
when the congress will be formally opened 1
with the stately ceremony of tbe reception
of a papal legate.
The chief features of the congress will
be this formal welcome to the pope's le
gate, the midnight mass for men at the
famous church of the Notre Dame, the
mass in the open air at Fletcher's field, the
public meetings, and the procession of the
Eucharist .with which the congress will
State Dinner Planned.
There will be numerous special aspects
to the -congress, dinners to the cardinal
legate and In turn a reception by him to
officials; but the most Important ot these
will be the state dinner of the pope's en
voy and the visiting dignitaries by the
provincial government of Quebec. This
will be given at the Windsor on Sunday
night, September 11.
The chief discourses at the congress will
be delivered by Cardinal Legate Vincent
Vannutelll, Cardinal Gibbons, Monslgnor
Bruchesi, Archbishop O'Connell of Boston,
Archbishop Ulennon of SL Louis, Father
Vaughn ot London, Rev. Dr. L. A. Lam
bert, Rev. A. P. Doyle, Rev. Dr. Lam
bing. Monslgnor Touchette and the Arch
It Is noteworthy that the youngest mem
ber of the American hlerarohy, Dr. Ulen
non of St. Louis, has been selected to
preach at the midnight mass in Notre
Dame Church. The papal legate will be the
celebrant of this mass. Cardinal Gibbons
will be the orator at the final ceremony
in St. James on Sunday morning, Septem
The procession, which Is ths closing In
cident of the oongress, starts from Notre
Dame In the afternoon.
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The Mule If
on Land Affairs
Resents Imputation that Graft Existed
in Purchase of Adirondack Prop
erty for New York State.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Timothy L. Wood
ruff, chairman of the republican state com
mittee Inst night telegraphed to Commis
sioners Clark and Austin, who are investi
gating land purchases in the. Adirondack
region, demanding a public hearing con
cerning all Adirondack matters with which
his name has been connected.
The telegram follows: ,
"In view" of Imputations at yesterday's
hearing and newspaper Inferences drawn
therefrom, I respectfully demand a public
hearing concerning all Adirondack matters
with which my name has been associated."
Mr. Woodruff owns property In the
Adtrondacks, known as Kamp Kill Kare,
consisting of 1,030 acres for which he paid
$12,000. Adjacent property waa purchased
by the state forest preserve board, of which
Mr. Woodruff was president at the time, for
Commenting tonight on statements made
at the hearing and In the public press, Mr.
Woodruff said: ' '
"If' It is true, ii stajed, that tho prop
erty referred to as 'having been purchased
for the state at $167,000, was offered 'to me
and my associates in the forest preserve
board' for J40.000 or any "other sum leshan
which we paid for it, it Is the duty of Mr.
Clark and Mr. Austin . to demand our
criminal prosecution, which, should result la
convicting us of the crime of defrauding
the state of New York of the difference
between the amount at which the property
was offered and the price we paid for It.
Of course as a matter of fact we never
paid to secure this or any other piece of
property one penny more than the lowest
price we could get it at, after bartering
with and beating down the seller."
In a letter which he sent to the commis
sioners, and which waa made publlo today,
Mr. Woodruff pointed out that he paid
an average of $12 per acre for his property,
while the state, which took a tract of about
250,000 acres, paid something under $7 an
acre. Furthermore he avers, W. W. Du
rant, from whom he purchased, would not
consider any price .from the state, as a
lake in the Kamp Kill Kare property would
therefore become publlo property and les
sen the value of two adjacent preserves
on which he had erected costly buildings
on Way Home
Make a Hit at Cheyenne, Where They
Go to Attend Frontier Day
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 28. (Special
Telegram.) 'J'lie Kieaaest of all frontier
celebrations closed last night at Frontier
park, the 0,000 visitors remaining until the
last. Colonel RooFevelt was an Interested
More and better horses were used this
year and the extra-champions Including
Stanley, Danka and Clark were thrown.
Sam , Scovllle of Cheyenno rode rings
around all the others and was the only
man who rode to a finish, "Teddy Roose
velt," ths fiercest bucker on the grounds.
Roosevelt warmly complimented Scovllle at
the conclusion of the ride.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, the Omaha
boosters and the South Omaha stock yards
crowd, who came to Cheyenne In a special
train yesterday and who has been ope of
the main features of the celebration this
year, left In their train at 11:30 tonight
nd will reach Omaha tomorrow afternoon
at t o'clock. Omaha, Ak-Sar-Ben, the car
nival and the South Omaha stock market
have received more effective and favorable
advertising than during any previuus two
days In their history.
The Omaha boosters won a warm spot
in the hearts of the western people and
thousands went to the train to bid them
Ood speed, when the big special pulled out
for the east.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Aug. 28. Unusual
honors were paid the memory of Henry
Lewis, a negro, born a slave in St. Louis
8 years ago, at the funeral services this
afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Phil
Chew, 4033 Westminster place. Lewis
died at the city hospital from Injuries
received a week ago, when he was ru'i
down by a street car..
The burial was at Hells Fontaine cem
etery, where the body of the aged negro
Iwas laid to rest in a grave alongside
that ot his old master, Peter Lindell.
Bryan wants to trail with me
to catch up with the procession.
STREETS FLOODED BY RAIN
Tremendous Downpour Has Effect of
Choking" Some Sewers.
THEATERGOERS MEET A SURPRISE
Women In Stalled Automobile Suffer
a Drenching- Almost an Inch ot
Water Falls in Very
Brief ' Time.
The sudden storm late Sunday afternoon
caught hundreds of people at the theaters
and a good deal of pushing and shoving re
sulted. It rained so heavily for a time that
the first people at the doors stopped short
when they saw the downpour. Others be
hind, wishing to get nearer fresh air,
hardly realized the situation and kept push
ing toward the front.
Down Farnam and Harney streets the
water poured like a spring freshet In the
mountains. The storm sewers were not
large enough to swallow the great volume
of water and In the gutters nearby the
streams were many Inches deep. Pedes
trians tried to leap them with varying suc
cess. In front of The Bee building one
man Jumped far enough, but his derby fell
off and vanished in a twinkling. It went
down the sewer before Its owner could re
cover his balance on the sidewalk.
Wallace Studio Blown Over.
J, Laurie Wallace, the artist, will be a
heavy loser, because of the. storm.' The
-'dre,h.W 1llni'?WFl..u.Jisj been
lining ' as a studio at J70 . Izard street,
was' blown to pieces by several heavy
gusts of wind.- Ths wreck of the building
Is not In Itself cause of great loss, but
many valuable paintings and pieces of stat
uary were very seriously damaged by water
and failing timbers, and' some of them are
thought to be ruined. No estimate of the
loss could be made last night. '.
An automobile chose the moment when
the Btorm was at its height as the proper
time to "stall" at the corner of Twenty
fourth and Bristol street. Two women
sal In It and one man. The other man
was standing at the front turning the
crank and lmpotently cursing. The women,
who were elaborately gowned, were Just
The wind and rain put a quietus on the
Shallenherger headquarters sign on the
southeast corner of Farnam and Seven
teenth streeHa. The sign has been weak
ever since the primaries and a lesser blow
than yesterday's would undoubtedly have
Master in Chancery Files Final Find
ing on Freight Tariff Suits
at St. Paul.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 28. Fred N. Dickin
son, master In chancery in the suits
brought by the Great Nothern, Northern
Pacific and Union Paclfio railways an
order of the Interstate commerce com
mission concerning lumoer rates from
the Paclfio coast as far as Chicago, to
day filed his final findings In the office
of the clork of the United States circuit
The' commission ordered the lumber
rates west ot the remblna-Port Arthur
llms which runs along tne western hound
ary of Minnesota and the Missouri river,
rentnrqd where they were November 1, 1807
Knst of that line tne rti II roads were al
lowed to raise tne rates o cents on n
hundredweight. The railroads desired to
raise the ten cents a hundredweight east
of that Hne and also wanted certain ad
vanci'S went of the line.
In his findings. Mr. Dickinson allows
the cnmrnisHlnn's rnles west of the line
to stand,' but K"ve the rtillrnads tlie nd-
vsnce they desired east of the line. The
attorneys have until September JO to file
exceptions with me circuit court. These
wil be argued before Judges Sanborn
Hook an Vandevanter on the morning of
A monument wil ie erected to mark hi
resting place, similar In design to the
hundsome shaft that stands st the hea:
of the grsve of Peter Lindell.
Tho members of the Chew family and
frlenus were present at the services
their home with the widow, the three
sons and the eight grandchildren of th
old slave, i The Rev. jonn Parker, pastor
of Pleasant Oreen negro Methodis
church had charge, of the funeral. , Th
near relatives and friends of the riecea
had the first carriages. The members
ot ths Chaw family followed lu others
TAFT SAYS PARTY
No Good Reason Exists to Prevent Re
publican Increases and Good Ma
jority in Next Congress.
DEMOCRATIC IDEAS ARE WRONG
Opposing Organization Would Vitiata
Progress Already Made.
AWAIT MORE TARIFF REVISION
Should Abide Situation Till Evidence
REVIEWS HIS ADMINISTRATION
President States that It Is of Utmost
Importance to Clear Away Clouds
of Misrepresentation Ob
NEW .YORK, Aug. . E8.-President Tali's
letter to W. U. McKlnley. chairmun of
the republican congressional committee,
was made puollo tonight by tho New York
headquarters of the ooniinlttee. The
president In the communication says that
differences . between republicans should bo
forgotten in the congressional election and
that "all republicans who believe in the
part' principles as declared in Its national
platform of MOS, should give the candidates
local and effective support. It this is
done there will be no doubt of a return
of a republican majority."
As to the tariff the president says:
"it seems to me that all republicans-
conservative, progressive and radical may
well abide by the situation with respeot
to the tariff until evidence now being ac
cumulated shall Justify changes in ths
Mr. Taft's plans for revision by congress
ot several suhedulos, as given by ths
tariff commission is discussed in this con-
Tho president reviews the most Import
nt legislation enacted by congress in ful
fillment ot Its promises and says, "it ,1a
of the utmost' Importance to make this a
campaign ot education as to facta and
clear away the clouds of misrepresentation
that have obscured the real Issues.
The letter follows in part:
Text ot Letter.
"Beverly, Mass., Aug. 20. '10.
My dear Mr. McKlnley: -
As cha hairman of the national congres
sional campaign committee, you have
asked me to give the reasons which should
lead voters In the coming November elec
tion to cast their ballots for republican ,
candidates for congress.
"I assume that when this tetter Is given
publicity ths lines will have been drawn.
the party candidates will have been se
lected and the question for decision will b
whettiar we 'will hawsr lrv the. Jroupe of rcpre i -sentatives"
" a"' republican" br a democratlo
majority. The question then will be, not
what complexion of republicanism one pre
fers, 'but whether it Is better for the coun
try to have the republican party control
the' legislation for the next two years and
further redeem Its phomlses, or to enablt
a democratic majority In the house elthci
to lntemose a vote to republican measures. - I
o rto formulate and pass bills to catry out
democratic pulnclples. Prominence has
been given during the preliminary can
vasses Just ended to the differences between
republicans; but in the election such dif
ferences should be forgotten. Differences
within the party were manifested in. ths
two sessions of ths present congress, and
yet never in its history has the republican
party passed and become responsible for
as much useful and progressive legislation.
So, while Issues will doubtless srlse be
tween memibers ot a republican majority
as to the details of further legislation ,ths
party, as a whole, will show Itself In ths
future, as in the past, practical and patri
otic in subordinating individual opinions
in order to secure real progress. Hence,
It is important that after all republican
congressional candidates have been chosen,
all republicans who believe in the parly :
principles as declared in its national plat- '
form of liW8 should give the candidates ef
fective and full support. If this Is done
there will be no doubt of the return ot a
Democrats Would Reject Protection.
'The only other alternative Is a demo
cratic majority. I We may reasonably us
sume, however, that a democratic mujufuy
in the house would reject the republican
doctrine ot protection as announced In
What, therefore, has a republican who
believes In protection, but objects to some
rates 6f schedules in the pre.sent tariff act,
to hops for from a dtmocraUc majority.
which. It allowed its way, would attack the
protective system and halt business by u
threatened revision ot the whole tariff on
revenue basils, or if prevented by the senate
or tho executive, wuuld meiely do notnliigT'
Piet-iaeiit Taft then ulscjats tha promised
made and the legislation enacted by tnu
present congress, dlscusaing in detail tuo
tariff, the number Of reduction and in
creases mads and quoting the memorandum
he made when he signed tho bill. Continu
ing, the letter says:
"The tariff bill has been criticised foi
certain of Its laid snd schedule, aioiue
of the cHtliian.a are Just and some aru
wide of til maiK Snd most unjust. '
Kvll of i;i--le Itutt-s shown.
The truth is that under me old piul ac
tive idea the only purpose was to make tho
tariff high enough tJ protect the homo
industry. The excess of the tarif fover tho
difference iu the cost of production hei j
and abroad was nut rcgurded as objection
able because it was reported that competi
tion between thobe who enjoyed the hli:li
protection would keep the price for tin
consumer down to what was reasonable for
the manufacturer. The evil of excessive
tariff rates, however, showed tixelf in the
temptation of manufacturers to combine
and suppress competition and then to main- '
tain the prices so as to take advantage of '
the excess ot ths taiitf rate over tne dif
ference between the cost of production
ubroad and here.
The Puyne tariff bill Is the first bill
putsed by the republican party In which
he necessity for reducing rates to avoid
tils evil has been recognized nnd it is,
therefore, a decided step in the linht direc
tion and It ouKht to bo accepted us such.
On the whole, it was 4. downward i -erii.
particularly in articles of nc-cebitj- nnd
on raw. rraterlals. The nctuul figures on
ths first year's opetatlon of the luw di-rnnn-utrute
this. It muct also be remrniliei ed
that the tuiiff rates In the new law on
Imported Huu'iih, wines snd fllli vero In
creased substantially over the Dlngley
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