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Congressman Anlhcny Makes Motioa
to Elect Governor Stubbs Chair
man of Tarty Body.
KO DISSENTING VOTE. T 'HEARD
Slurp Parliamentary Fight f.f Pro
cedurc Forms Prelimin
RESOLUTIONS WRITTEN BY 'E
Commend President Taft on Outt
of Progressive Measures. "
MORE TARIFF EEVISION PLEDGED
Cnnrlinrnt of Payne Lnw Not Re
tarded 'as Sstlsf actor y -Delegation
to Work for Elective
' TOPEKA. Kan , Aug. 30 Governor W.
R. Stubbs, was elected chairman of the
republican tute parly council this after
noon with a dissenting vole.
The action wag preceded by a sharp bat
tle of word, In which Senator Charles
Curtis. Congressman Victor Murdock and
others participated as to the legal method
The motion to elect Governor Stubbs was
made by Congressman D. K. Anthony, a'
regular and is taken an In Indication that
an effort will be made to secure harmony
within the party organization.
J. !N. Dooley, state bank commissioner,
was chosen chairman of the atate cen
tral committee; C. O. Bollnger of Iola, sec
retary and W. V. Porter, treasuerer.
Resolutions prepared by William Allen
"White, the Emporia editor, and embodying
the sentiment expressed by Senator BrlB
tow, Governor Stubbs, Congressman Victor
Murdock and the other insurgent leaders
were presented this afternoon as follows:
A presented the resolution follows:
"The republicans . of Kansas in party
council desiring to express our pride in
the tradition of our porty, feel that re
spect and veneration to those traditions
and for the history we have made may
be most adequately and fittingly expressed
by turning our faces forward rather' than
backward. Therefore, we bring ourselves
to future performances rather than to ask
for votes by reason of our past achieve
ment, however great it Is. Our platform
hall be a guarantee of performance rather
than, a confession of faith.
Yet wa must copgratulate President Taft
as republicans upon the outcome of progres
sive party measures In congress, the postal
saving bank law, the railroad law and the
law providing for the pulblcatlon of cem-
palgn expenses. And we'wlsh to commend
Representatives Murdock and Madison for
their work In congress pursuant to the in
struction of the Kansas republican platform
of 1M, in modifying the rules of congress
ao that enaotment of these long delayed
" measures was made possible. We wish to
commend Senator Brlstow for his efforts to
carry out. successfully Ills platform pledge
to secure the enactment of the well known
long and short clause In the interstate com
Adhere to Platform of 11)08.
"We pledge anew our loyalty to the re'
publican national platform of 1808 and bind
ourselves to carry Its declarations, aocept-
lr gthe policy of protection, as outlined in
our party platform as the established policy
o flhe party and binding our members of
congress In both houses to vote steadfastly
and without reference to any lnstruc-lon
for a revision of the tariff law of 1909,
using as a basis for fixing duties the dlf-
erenoe between the cost o production at
home and abroad, Wtlh a reasonable profit
for American manufacturers. We do not
recognise the revision of the tariff of 1906
as a satisfactory fultllment of the tarif
pltdge o the republican platorm. And we
therefore pledge the people of Kansas that
the republican senators and congressmen
from this state shall work and ovte for leg
islation that will create an Independent non-
partisan tariff commission wtlh ample
p,i(fr ana suincient appropriation 10 asoer
taju accurately the difference between the
coat of production at home and abroad and
after having obtained such Information, we
hereby pledge our republlcn senators and
cngressmen Immedlatel yto fix the duties
upon the basis of this Information.
"And we further pledge our republican
concessional delegation to work for laws
that will give the Interstate Commerce
Commission authority over the Issue of
stocks and bonds of common carriers. We
pledge our members of congress to con
tinue the polloyv of the republican party
now firmly established of carrying for the
soldiers and callors of the war In the re
bellion, and for those who carried the flag
pf liberty to the oppressed of other lands.
"Wa pledge our Kansas republican con
gressman and senators to vote on all meas
ures concerning the conservation of our
natural resources along the lines advocated
by former President Roosevelt, as opposed
to the lines laid down by those who are
hiding behind the outworn doctrine of
state's rights, and we demand that every
possible effort be made to prevent private
Interests from obtaining ownership or un
checked control over the vast mineral and
Wuter and timber resources of Alaska.
"We send our . greeting to Theodore
Roosevelt, the new world's champion of
the rights of man In the world-old contest
between rising humanity and encroach
ments of special pritillge. And as repub
licans we stand ready to enlist under his
banner In the fight for human rights.
"In all the above pledges both as to mat
ters state and national, we add this para
mount pledge binding up on ' republican
administrative as well as upon republi
can law makers, state and national to
consolidate all appointive officers, boards
and commissions, where good administra
tion and economic have common interest
to reduce taxe levies direct and Indirect,
wherever possible Id the nation. In the
state, and In the eountles and to spend no
dollar of taxes without giving the tax
payers 100 cents of value received.
"We adopt the eagle as the party em-
blem of the republican party in Kansas."
SEWARD LIS.isICI IIUHi' PLANT
Bine River Power Company to Light
City fur Five Years.
SEWARD, Neb.. Aug. 0.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The Blue River Power company
was given a five year lease on the electric
,1 light plant of this city, at the rate of St
a ytar by the r4ty council at a special
meeting last night. This company de
velops Is power frem tlrs Blue river below
Mllford aud Is to supply ail of the towns
In the county, beside some county seat.
The city Is to keep the plant In repair.
Talk Ab jut Court
Attorneys for Gompers in Famous
Case Assert in Last Analysis Little
. Difference in Incidents.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. 1. C, Aug. 30.-(Special
Telrgram.) Was Theodore Rrbeevelt In
contempt of court when he criticised sev
eral decisions of the supremo court in his
address before the Colorado legislature at
This question ha been widely discussed
here today. The general opinion among
V-Washington leaders In that the colonel
within his rights as a citizen when
fie made this attack, though some of them
question his good taste. The light of free
speech guaranteed American by the con
stitution, permits general . criticlcm of
courts- by c'ltlxcna' Without contempt of
court. It Is said, however, had Colonel
Roosevelt made remarks which might have
affected cases pending in the supreme
court, going Into some particular proceeding
of the com t ho might have been In con
"Colonel Roosevelt was not In contempt
of court in making his criticisms of the de
cisions of the supreme court." said Jack
son II. Ralston, one of the attorneys who
are defending Samuel Gompers, John Mit
chell and Frank Morrison, officials of the
American Federation of Labor, who have
been sentenced to Jail for contempt of the
supreme oourt of the District of Columbia.
"Broadly speaking, the only difference be
tween the case of Mr. Gompers and that of
Mr. Roosevelt," continued Mr. Ralston, "Is
that Mr. Gompers criticised the court in his
own case, and Roosevelt criticised the
court about cases in which other pernor
were concerned. It's true, of course, that
the court has held that Gompers' criti
cism published in the official organ of
American Federation of Labor, tended to
to aid the alleged boycott, which the court
had restrained, and In this, the Gompers'
case is different."
"But, In the final analysis of freedom of
speech, Mr. Gompers and Mr. Roosevelt
were equally within their rights when they
made their criticisms of the courts."
Perclval M. Brown, one of the leading
attorneys of the Washington bar, takes the
position that Roosevelt was within his
rights when he criticised certain decisions
of the supreme court. "Colonel Roosevelt's
criticism of the supreme court has no bear
ing upon pending cases," said Mr. Brown.
"If he had criticised the court in regard to
a particular proceeding jn a pending case
he might have been In contempt of court.
But his criticism was general and did not
dwell upon any case now pending before
the court. "Therefore, I think the freedom
of speech guaranteed by the constitution
covers the case and he was within his
rights. Any person may criticise the court
generally without being in contempt oj
court If the criticisms are not upon pro
ceedings relating to pending cases,"
Nears the End
Traveling Man Testifies that White
" Said He Was Looking Out
CHICAGO, Aug. SO. The special grand
Jury summoned to Investigate charges of
perjury made by State's Attorney Wayman
In connection with the trial of Lee O'Nell
Browne for alleged bribery was sworn In
It was expected meanwhile that the de
fense would rest in the presentation of
Its direct veldenoe during the day. John C.
Patterson, superintendent of the Pullman
company and Frank B. Daniels, Its general
counsel, called early on the state's attorney,
The visitors are said to havs delivered to
Mr. Wayman canoelled pasoe Issued to
lawmakers and a record of applications
made for positions.
Frederick Zentner, a traveling man, was
the first witness. He told of a conversa
tion with Representative White, the chief
witness against Brown, In which he said
White threatened "to make the Lo rimer
bunch come across."
"My heavens, you would not do that to
Browne, would your witness quoted him
self aa saying.
"Well, I'm looking out for White,", the
BOY BANDITS SUFFOCATED
Roof pf "Treasure Cave" Collapses
Near Cleveland and Bnrlea
CLEVELAND, Aug. SO.-Two boys play
tng bandit were killed and another's arm
was broken today when the roof of
"treasure" csve which they were digging
in the sand bank along Walworth Run
The dead are:
CARL BROEGE, 12 years old.
WALTER CHRISTOPHERSEN, a?ed
Labor Day at Sheridan.
Ed Brunner and Jimmy Clabby of Mil
waukee passed through Omaha Tuesday en
route to Sheridan, W yo., where the former
Is to fight Guy Buckles of Omaha on Labor
'Fraid of Ghosts? No-Oo,
Help! Girl Has Adventure
Omaha has a haunted house and a really
pretty girl who Isn't a bit afraid of ghosts
but simply doesn't care for them. The
house is In the west part of the city and
stands on a high embankment. For many
years It has been vacant. Its window panes
broken, its doors warped and swollen until
they will not close: and has maintained
altogether a most inhospitable appearance.
Somewhere away back in the early annals
of Omaha history, according to a story that
goes with ths house, a young Frenchman
brought Ills bride there to live and on the
third night he disappeared and never was
seen again, and she grieved until finally
she died from despondency.
That Is the story of the one-time cosy
domicile and the legend which was told at
a lawn party but a, few doors away from
the haunted house Saturday evening. As
two of the girls grew perceptibly rigid and
little shivers of fright which were only In
tensified by the grewsomeness of the Inky
night, showed plainly upon them, one of
the young women, who leaves soon for
Opens Campaign Against Return to
Power of Bipartisan Combine in
OFFICIALS DECEIVE PEOPLE
Ask Vindication for Acts Opposed to
GOVERNOR DEFINES "JACKPOT"
Statement Made , that Still Others
Should Be Implicated. '
COALITION OFFERED SUPPORT
I'pon Hefosal of Reformer to Accept
Aid, "They" . Attempt to Select
Senator Whose Power Will
TAYLORVILLE, 111. Aug. SO.-Governor
Derieen tonight opened the campaign
against the return to power of the bl
partisan combine which dominated the last
general ' assembly. In the address In this
ity he said:
"iha men who opposed the right to a
recall, the right to honest elections, the
right to primary elections, the expressed
wish of their party on the United States
senatorship, the election of a republican
candidate for speaker of the house of rep-
esentativea an dthe organization of the
house by a majority of their party, are
now asking the people whose wills they
have defied and whose confidence they
have betrayed to entrust them once more
with the direction of public affairs. They
are running on a platform of three planks:
"L We announced no principles.
"2. We express no regrets.
"&. We call for vindication."
The speaker defined the term "Jackpot,"
which ha figured in the Browne trial in
Chicago, declaring that those who have
been exposed are not the only' ones Impli
cated. To make a Jackpot effective re
quires the participation of a considerable
number of such as can be held together
by the cohesive power of public plunder
and an organization which must be able to
control to some degree the course of legis
lation in the general assembly,"
in Big Demand
Many Postmasters and Banks All Over
Country Request Privilege to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. (Special Tele
gram.) The postofflce . department today
made public a atatement showing the num
ber of requests made by postmasters
throughout the country for - permission to
establish postal savings banks in their re
spective offices, also the number of banks
making application to be designated as de
positories for postal savings bank funds.
Up to date S66 postmasters have signified
their deelre to conduct a postal savings
bank and 1,093 banks national, state and
private Institutions havs filed applications
to be designated as deposltoris. In Ne
braska eighteen postmasters have applied
for authority to open postal sayings bsnks
and thirty-nine banks have filed appllca
tions to be designated as depositories for
savings bank funds. In Iowa fifteen post
masters have Indicated a desire to con
duct sevlngs banks and fifty-one banks in
the Hawkeye state would be pleased to be
designated as depositories of such funds
as may accrue through the operation of the
postal savings bank system. Six post
masters In South Dakota have mode re
quests to operate pstal savings hanks and
sixteen banks would handle such funds,
In Wyoming only two postmasters desire to
handle postal savings and but four banks
have applied to be designated as depositor
CRIPPEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Dentist Accused of Mnrder of His
Wife Suffers Nervous
Detroit. LONDON, Aug. 20. Dr. Hawley
H. Crippen, Jointly accused with Ethel
Clare Leneve of the murder of his wife,
has suffered nervous collapse and was re
moved today to the hospital ward of
Solicitor Newton says that his client has
given him an explanation of the farewell
message found among the prisoner's ef
fects by Inspecter Dew, which will throw
a different light on the matter when it is
made public. The message was read In
court yesterday at the arraignment of
Crippen 'and Miss Leneve ' and Indicated
that the writer contemplated suicide during
his flight to Canada on the steamer Mont
Smith college, laughed. "Well, I would not
shake at a mental dream like that."
This roused the other girls to a challenge,
and so Just to show that she really was
brave, the Smith college girl agreed to
take a hammer and three nails, go into the
house alone and drive them all in the floor
on the second story. While her companions
waited breathlessly outside she ventured in
with a brave, almost masculine step, but
with her heart going like "sixty." 8he
reached the top of the stairs and sank
down In a heap. But one by one she drove
the nails and with a relieved little sigh
she got up and started down. She started,
but something pulled at her dress. She
stopped and then again started, but this
time It gave a hard Jerk. With a scream
she fell on the steps In a dead faint. Her
companions outsldo also screamed, and
hunted a brave man, who stormed Into
the house to the fair one's rescue, After
pulling the nails out or the floor,, which
Incidentally had passed through the girl's
skirts, he carried her to her home a block
away, where the rest of the evening was
spent with a lawn party for two.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL BEAR
Mr. Ripley Says This is Best Method
of Making Rates. .
DISCUSSES COST ( OF SANTA FE
President Says It Woald Take Nearly
Six Hendred Millions to Repro
duce System--Larsje Pay
meat to Labor.
CHICAGO. Aug. 30.-U would cost S579,-
000,000 to . reproduoe the Santa Fe railroad
system, according to the testimony of Pres
ident Ripley, who was a witness when the
Interstate Commerce commission rate hear
ing was resumed ki the federal building to
day. The hearing is for the purpose of de
termining the Justice, or otherwise, of the
rate advance which the railroads have
scheduled for November 1.
Answering questions put by Attorney
Frank Lyon, counsel for the commission.
Mr. Ripley made Ms statement of the cost
of reproducing his road.
He added that approximately Stf.OOO.OOO
of the lnvestment-4s repiosenud by fran
chlses.7"II Stated 'lot. the year 191t the
road would pay 2,toQ,eOQ f0r labor In ex
cess of the sum' paid the previous year.
Attorney Glfford Thorne," representing
the Iowa live stock shippers, elicited the
reply from Mr. Ripley that the 'investment
of the read per mile was greater now than
in 1897, in spite of the average Investment
being reduced by many miles of branch
roads which cost far less than the main
line roadway which should be greatly Im
proved. Determining; Jest Rate.
Mr. Lyon took up the problem of what
constitutes the proper factors in determin
ing a Just rate. President Ripley surprised
his hearers when he declared that in his
opinion that the cost of a railroad and Its
capitalization should not enter into con
sideration tn determining rates. He de
clared that there never was a better rule
than the old and much abused one, "all
the traffic will bear."
"The value of the commodity handled,
and the value of the service are the fac-'
tors upon which a rate should be de
termined," he continued.
The witness stated that of the money
which returns to the public from the rail
roads, 60 pv cent goes to labor. Mr. Lyon
pressed him for -aa explanation. Mr. Rip
ley replied that these expenditures do not
wholly show In the list of wages paid on
his road for the reason that much con
struction work la done by contract. The
money reaches labor through the contrac
tor, he said.
COTTON MARKET IS NERVOUS
Opening; Flnre is Twenty Cents and
Prices Sell Off to Nineteen
NEW TORK, Aug. 80. The cotton market
was nervous at the reopening this morning
and the first sale of August at 30 cents or
20 polns above the closing figures of last
night, strengthened the feeling that there
was still some short Interests to cover.
Notices of delivery, estimated at about
3L000 bales, were circulated, however, and
scattering liquidation by traders on the
long side soon broke August to 19 23 cents
or 75 points from the opening figure. The
hi bulls seemed to be doing notning wnav
ever to check this decline, and while August
later rallied to 19.50c, the trading in that
position was very quiet.
The Bee will be full of it all week.
Now is the time to advertise your
Everybody is reading
Everybody is interested
If you have something to
sell sell it now.
If you have something to buy or
to exchange, tell the people of It
now. It Is a splendid time to of
fer rental bargains.
To get a servant
To secure a loan.
To rent a room. '
To secure boarders.
Call Tyler 1000 and ask
questions. A cheerful staff is
ready for you.
One More Unfortunate
of Gang of Post
One Man is Arrested at Wichita, Kan.,
Two at Wymore, Neb., and Three
at Maryville, Kan.
' WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 30. Federal of
ficers . made the final close-in on a gang
of postofflce robbers they have been fol
lowing for two years, when they arrested
John Callahan, alleged leader of the gang.
In this city this morning. Dan Carney,
William Carson and "Blank" Ryan were
arrested near Wymore. Neb., at the same
hour, where It Is said they were engeged In
preparing nitroglycerine for use on safes.
Frank Williams, Smith Wlllson and one
other were arrested at Marysvllle, Kan.,
last night. The . stolen stamps were taken,
it is said, 'to .a bank president of this city,
who sold them. .In a few months it Is
said $6,000 worth of stamps have been thus
disposed of. . . .
V Huntington Jail
Thirty Persons Are Arrested in Con
nection with Monday .
Night's Rioting. ' '
HUNTINGTON. W. Va., t Aug. 30. With
three companies of state militia on guard
and a machine gun in front of the county
Jail, no further rioting is anticipated today
by, the mobs which for two nights stormed
the Jail In an effort to lynch the negroes,
John Wayne and Charles Clyburn, alleged
murderers. k .
Thirty persons, charged with participating
In the rioting during the last two nights,
are held to special grand Jury, which meets
Black Hills Fire
Area of About Fifteen Square Miles
Burned Over Mine Building
DEADWOOD S. D., Aug. 80. (Special
Telegram.) First official report Is that
three fires In the Black Hills forest reserve
are all well under control this morning.
The loss In the timber will be heavy due to
last nignt s nign wind. The flames swept an
area of about fifteen square miles. The
Burlington mine buildings were destroyed.
CHOLERA SUSPECTS IN BERLIN
Health Officials Investigating- . Five
Cases In Fonr Sections of
BERLIN, Aug. 80. Five suspected cases
of cholera were discovered in Berlin today.
Two are in a house, in the northern part
of the city, where a man died last night,
supposedly of cholera. The other three
are In as many different sections of the
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. SO.-The mor
tality in this city attending the cholera
epldemlo is lessening. Yesterday figures
for the capital were forty-seven cases,
seventeen deaths and 638 persons under ob
servation in tne nospriais. jiigni new cases
developed at Odessa during Sunday and
HOLDREQE, Neb., Aug. 30.-(Special.)-People
from surrounding towns as far as
Elm City, Mlnden, Wilcox and other place
are visiting the farm southwest of Hol
drege about six miles to see the unusual
phenomenon of cracks In ths ground as
wide across as eighteen inches and as deep
as seven feet by actual measurement These
cracks run for a distance of one-eighth of
a mile. On Peter Nelson's farm, four miles
west and two miles south, these cracks ap
pear In a - fifteen-acre alfalfa' field and
radiate from th center of the field from
a demmon point outwards in four direc
tion. None of the cracks pass beyond the
field over six feet and all are confined to
the. alfalfa field. Mr. Nelson say there
were aeveral other alfalfa field south of
Mm in this sarns neighborhood that like
wise had several large cracks. These ar
all confined to alfalfa fields. Tb explana
YOUNG WOMAN SHOOTS SELF
Girl Who Hides Identity Attempts
Suicide in Hotel Astor.
REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
Letters Fonnd In Handbag- Indicate
that the Act Mar Have Been
Inspired lty Disappointed
NEW TORK. Aug. 30. While surgeons In
the Flower hospital were making every ef
fort today to save the life of the fashion
ably attired young woman who shot and
seriously wounded herself in the crowded
waiting room of the Hotel Astor late last
night, the attempts of the authorities to
obtain a clue to the woman's identity were
unrewarded. ' She still persisted in refusing
to answer questions. Whenever an effort
was made to get her to say who she was
she would bite her lips and shake her
head negatively. -Surgeons today said the
young woman's condition was .serious and
that' an operation probably would have to
be per formed on her during tho day.
: Sue. Walked, tntd the hotel shortly before
midnight last night, seated herself In the
woman's room and a moment later shot
herself in the breast. She was conscious
when taken to the hospital. "I did It my
self." was all she would say, steadfastly
refusing to tell who she was or where she
lived. She Is about 23 years old, medium
height and light complexion, wore no Jew
elry and had only a small amount of money
with her la a handbag.
Letters Fonnd In HandbasT.
. In her black silk handbag was found
three letter, bearing the date of August 18.
They were addressed "Dearest Blanche,
"Dearest Sister," and "Mother Dear," but
from each the signature had been scratched
so carefully as to be practically illegible, al
though the police thought that they could
read "Nora" in faint strokes In one of
"It is really deplorable that a girl cannot
get along honorably In New York," ran the
letter to her mother. "In some things I
bright have succeeded had I conceded to the
wishes of men, cultured (7), usually mon
eyed, but minus morals."
A typewritten manuscript carried the title,
"Thessala." and ufider It, in her own hand
writing was scratched:
"My pet story, which I want burled with
me. I wish I . could take books as com
panions into the unknown world with me.
It was a long story and dealt with the
adventures of two young men In Europe.
The theory Is advanced tnat the attempted
suicide had been Inspired' by disappointed
PRIZE FIGHT FILMS SEIZED
Des Moines Police Stop Exhibition
of Pictures on the State
DES MOINES, la., Aug. 30. -The Des
Moines police today confiscated stereoptlcan
slides of the Jeffries-Johnson prize fight
and arrested Manager Smith and Operator
Whitney who were showing them at the
state- fair grounds. The showmen claim
that the pictures were Inamlnate and not a
violation' of the Iowa staute.
Def-s;atr to Irrigation Congress.
PIKRRE. Aug. 29. (Special. )-Jovernor
Vessey has appointed as delegates to the
national Irrigation congress, which meets
at Pueblo, Colo., September 20 to 30, the fol
lowing gentlemen: 8. E. Wilson, Hot
Springs; Charles L. Conger, Buffalo Gap
A. L. Bernerd, St. Onge; Herman Mahler,
Cascade Springs; E. C. Doody, F. D. Head
ley, St. Onge: James A. Stewart, Kdge
ruont; D. B. Ingram, E. C. McCain, Levi
McGee, Fred Holcomb, Rapid City; W. 8
McLaln, Belle Fourohe.
tion given by one who had studied geology
and plant llfesuid who visited the ground
wa that the extreme dry weather for the
last four year In that part of Nebraska
has caused the alfalfa to seek Its moisture
In the deep of ths ground. Four year of
t(I drouth would, considering the fact that
alfalfa gro.r four crop a year and make
sixteen crops, draw all the moisture from
the ground. The moisture all gone the
ground would naturally have to harden and
crack. This is borne out by the fact that
alfalfa roots penetrate to a depth equal to
the dopths of the crack. The depth and
Is of the crack can best be imagined
when it is known that a man weighing 200
pounds, sit foot tall, could stand pn the
bottom and his head only was above
ground. There has been some talk of get
ting university authorities out to examin
Colonel Will Sptak in Ceremony
Establishing John Brown's Bat
tlefield as Park.
SCENE IS AT 0SAWAT0MIE, KAN.
Colonel Delivers Address at Pueblo,
Lauding Forestry Service.
TO BE AT KANSAS EVENT T0DA?
Public. Speech Warns Against Ironclad
KANSAS AFFAIR LASTS TWO DATS
Not Since Day Klfty-Fonr Years Ago,
When John Brown's Men With
stood Onslaught, Has Oeatvat-
oinle Been So Kxclted.
OSAWATOMIE, Kan., Aug. 80,-Not sines
that lime fifty-four years ago, when John
Lrown's men withstood ten ttm their
number of Missouri guerillas In the wood
at the edge of town, has Osawatomte been
so excited. Today the celebration of that
anniversary begRn. The town stretched
it.-elf and is holding thousands of visitor
from all parts of the state. Perhnps twice
today's crowd or at least 26,000 person
re expected here tomorow at the second
ay of the celebration, when Theodon
Roosevelt will make the address dedicating
to the state as a park the wooded hlllsid
where the battle was fought
The battlefield, for half a century a
peaceful pasture, where cattl grazed, to
day was Inundated and Its turf trampled
to the hardnes of pavement by Kansans,
who filled the mare of new plnn benches
under the trees and heard the speakers tell
of the state's glory and praise Its first
So much enthusiasm for John Brown ha
been awakened that a movement for a
statue of the western abolitionist In the
hall of fsme at Washington was started
by resolution at the morning session.
O'erlonking both Nyansas.
The statued bronse shall glitter In the sun.
With rugged lettering:
John Brown of Kansas; t
He dared begin; he lost, but. losing, won."
This was the last stansa of a poem.
John Brown," by Eugene Ware, recited
this morning with the celebration by Miss
Bessie Yeater. The prophetic inscription
probably will be placed; on the bass of the
statue it Is now proposed shall "glitter" In
the hall of fame. The resolution for the
monument was presented by George P.
Morehouse of Topeka and presented by
Major J. B. Remington, whose wife Is said
to be related to John Brown. It asks tha .
appointment of five old soldiers aa ., legis
lative committee to urge ths erection of th
statue, -i , i.i . .'. , ,
Address of Joseph O. Waters.
"It was here at Oaawa'uimie that the in
cipient conditions that precipitated the civil
war began. It was here that John Brown,
who had come out from the east, settled
and built his cabin, organised his forces
and began his fight. That Kansas, since
that time when it struggled with Itself as
to which side it should take In the fight
which almost rent the -union, always has
been a turbulent state, unmistakable tn Its
views and ready to take its share of the
responsibility In any national question,"
was the principal point emphasised by Jo
seph G. Waters of Topeka. th orator of
Mr. Waters even went so far as to say
that it was Mr. Roosevelt's serious handi
cap that he was not born In Kansas.
"Conceived In struggle, turmoil and pov
erty," he said, "rocked In a turbulent
cradle, nourished at ths breast of war, en
countering all that Is adverse In nature, the
advancement of our people has been propor
tionate to their Impediment. The spirit of
Kansu holds the nation in Its meshes.
Tomorrow an even greater audience than
this will be eddreiaed by an tx-presldent of
ths United States illustrious, honored In all
lands and especially loved In Kansas. It is
his own serious handicap that he was not
born in Kansas, for he has the genuine
Kansaa spirit He has made ths world
respond to his touch. Hs Is an instrument
of the world's peace. Ws glory In him aa a
magnificent specimen of an American citi
zen. And tomorrow he will be honored by
the great state that cradles our birth and
urns our ashes."
Summing up tha career of John Brown
Mr. Waters said:
"Measured by the little standards of men
he may have been insane, but In the aveng
ing purposes or neaven he was the chosen
instrument to right a wrong. With the torch
of liberty held in his Implacable and unre
lenting hand, he was God's own incendiary
to purge the land with fir. John Brown
sleeps shadowed by a great rock at North
Elba. His grave Is a shrine. Misunder
stood, reviled and despised, he lived a life
apart from men, beyond thoir touch, pos
sessed of one purpose, and died a martyr
for its fulfillment."
Drill by National Gnards.
A drill by the troops of the Kansas Na
tional guard opened today's program. Con
certs by the Thirteenth regiment band
were sprinkled In between th speeches,
patriotic recitations and song that held
the attention of a crowded battlefield
throughout the day. At noon the wood
along the Marias Des Cygnes river, which
John Brown's men forded In precipitate
haste, were dotted with croups at basket
lunch. About the grove long lines of motor
cars and carriages were parked ready to
carry their owners home to do the chores.
Following Mr. Waters' address, Mrs.
Arna Heacock of Parsons, Kan., depart
ment president of the relief corpi, who
was leader for the movement which re
sulted in the buying of tho park, made s
short address. Congressman W. A. Calder
head spoke on the advisability of the state
giving particular attention to the beautifl
catlorr of the park.
Tonight there will be addresses by N. E.
Harmon of Wichita, commander of the
Kansaa Grand Army of th Republic, and
Sarah E. Staplin. president of the relief
Theodore Roosevelt Is expected to arrive
here at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow. First he will
be taken to visit ths old cabin of John
Brown, then will take purt In a parade
with a military escort At about 2:30 in
the afternoon he will be Introduced by
Governor W. It Stubbs of Kansas and will
take the speech dedicating the park. Dur
ing the day from the same platform where
Mr. Roosevelt speaks, adrsaves are to bs
made by Glfford Plnchot" and James R.
At i o'clock the ex-president will board
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