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K ECO U NT COSIES
':o SU'UUES STOP
ts for County
Waa. J. Connei, ,
Order on Canv.
ATTACKS LEG All IY v
Climax Leaves Deaiocratio binary
Affairs in Sad Tangle.
REST OF STATE IS TIED UP
State Canvessin? Board in Deadlock
Over What to Do.
SHALLENBERGER STANDS FIRM
l.itcal (onnlr Board Must wan i1-'"
Jadae Trans rW C Friday,
and Outside Boards Are Blocked
Connell Waa l.nalna Oat.
Governor Fhallenberger's recount cam to
a sudden stop at 3:43 p. m., yederday on
a restraining order Issued by Judge Day on
petition of Dan J. Connell. Judge Troup of
the district court will hear the case Friday
morning at 9;M.
Connell in his petition attacks the legality j
of recount being made by a county tan- :
vassiug board. He avers the law does not
provide for such a recount, thus bringing
Into court a question which has been fore
most since recounts ftrnt came Into style.
Thia point rnust be decided by the court to
determine whether tha recount snan go
en or whether It must be turned Into a con
test and taken Into court.
Kra.TIt J. Flxa, democratic candidate for
county commissioner for the Second dis
trict, had asked and been granted a re
count on the race between himself and Con
nail. Conneir said In his petition that the
official canvass of votes by tha county can
vassing board completed Saturday had
given him the nomination by five votes. He
alleged that his right to tha nomination
had thus been definitely determined and
that said right would be Jeopardised by a
Connell Was Losing Out.
Befora the' first canvass commenced,
when it waa known that the count would
show little difreronce between Fixa and
Connell, It was announced by them that
they hal agreed to stand by the first
count and that neither would ask a recount.
The first preclr.ct of the, First' ward waa
"recounted", before the Injunction waa
served. The only change It showed waa a
loss of two votes by Connell. aadly dimin
ishing his already small majority over his
enemy. Flxa. , .
With the state board at a standstill In
a tie ana aajournea umu m umnuuj m
the absence of . Auditor Barton, and the
t'ouglas county board bottled up by a re
straining order, trie recount situation Is In
a worse tangle than ever.. Governor Shal-
Jnbaor is holding: out tor a recoyat of
'' rVouglaa county' and contends that the state
board has no right to go ahead until Doug- i
las Is heard front. Two state board mem
, bere favor an Immediate start on the state
canvas, while two others 'favor awaiting
. the result of the recount in Douglas county.
It remains for Mr. Barton, the fifth mem
ber, to cast the deciding vote. This much
wlil probably be decided ,today at the meet
ing of the state board at Lincoln.
Xothlnat More Till Decision.'
At this end of the line absolutely nothing
can be done until a decision Is handed down
by the district court, and that may consume
several days. If, In the meantime, the
State board decided to Ignure the "rider"
attached to tha abstract st.it by the Doug
las county board after the first canvass and
to go on with the canvass the recounting
might as well stop where It is. The action
of the state board la final and further re
counting In any county would be useless
What Is known by members of the state
board aa the "rider" is a proviso attached
to the abstract making It subject to change
In case the recount changes the vote on
candidate for nomination for governor on
e democratic side and the recount granted
i the state legislative tlcaet to Butt and
Connell's petition Is filed In his own name.
made possible by the fact that he waa get
ting a recount and was filed and taken Into
court by his attorney, J. W. West.
, Reeoant Attmete Atteatloa,
Douglas county has seen many recounts
during the last few years, but never baa
one attracted such attention aa has the
count on Dahlman and Shallenberger. Yes
terday from the time the board commenced
work in the morning until Deputy Sheriff
Flanagan unceremoniously put a stop to
tha operationa the court room waa crowded,
largely with democrats. When tha first
ballot box was opened the curious and in
terested. Mayor Dahlman among tbem.
crowded about the table where the ballots
were spread out. giving the board members
scarcely room to work.
I. east Uattle to Gssst,
When the suit comes up before Judge
Tioup tomorrow morning it will change
from a mere count of votes to a legal bat
tle of no small proportions. Since the re
count began both sides have been watching
every move and neither will give an Inch.
Uepresentlng Governor Shallenberger In
Douglas county are C. J. Smyth and John
A. Moore. Louis Platti and John Klne are
carrying on the fight for Maor Dahlman.
Kd Johuston, democratic candidate for
nomination as stste senator, filed an appli
cation fur a recount against the vote of
Ilk hard S. llorton. ills application was re
fused by the board on the ground that the
of fUlsl canvass showed htm to be too far
behind tor the recount to do him any good.
Affidavits asking a recount on democratic
candidates for congress were filed Tuesday
by II. H. Flaherty. S. A. Lewis, L. J.
Qulnby and W. F. Stoecker. They asserted
L U. Lubeck was not the man entitled to
the nomination. A recount would probably
have been granted had not Fleharty sud
denly decided to withdraw his affidavit,
leaving tha three low men without enough
v-ts to demand a recount. They claim
tlit. board had no right to deny them a re
count and that they will ftKht the decision.
A protest has bee.i filed with the board.
FALLS TWENTY-SIX STORIES
Body Of Man Who Tnmbled Off Xerr
York Skyscraper Is Badly
NEW YORK. Aug. 31. Crowds on Park
, Row, cne of the city's busiest streets, saw
4 man fall from the roof of the twenty - six
story Park Row building today onto and
through th. skylight bf a stx-story build
ing adjoining. The body was so mangled
it-at aome difficulty was anUclpatod in
and Make Escape
Posse is Organized and All Are Recap
turedOfficer Ga?ged with Towel
and Nearly Strangled.
ONAWA. la-. Aug. 31. (Special Tele
gram.) A sensational Jail delivery wan
made heie thin morning when Sheriff Ed
Rawllng assaulted by three prisoners
who have been held for trial since July for
burglary. At S o'clock the sheriff entered
the corridor of the Jail with breakfast for
the prlaonera and waa putinced upon by
three fellow and beaten Into Insensibility
with a wash tub. Hie was then gagged with
a towel, his hands tied behind him and then
tied the cot.
The prisoners then made their escape. A
half hour later Deputy Sheriff Martin
heard a noise at the Jail and upon Investi
gation found what had happened. Mr. Raw-
! lings was unconscious and but for timely
assistance would nave oeen sirangiea. a
posse of cltlsens was organised, hearted by
Deputy Martin and chase was given. A
number of automobiles headed In each di
rection on the main traveled roads. Mc
Urade, who la a cripple, was overtaken
west of town near Blue lake. Ha made no
resistance and entered the automobile to
be driven back to Jail. Darker and Williams
were seen some distance) ahead and entered
a cornfield, where they were surrounaed
by a posse, of fifty armud men. They were
tracked for a distance or two nines in a
slgEag course and finally captured by two
members of the posse and are now safely
lodged In Jail.
The three fellows were captured at the
Chicago & Northwestern freight depot .In
July by a railroad detective, who caught
them In the act of stealing goods from the
freight house. Sheriff Rawllngs Is recov
ering and it Is thought he will sustain
no permanent Injury.
v in Portugal
Several Persons Are Reported Killed
in Lisbon Republicans
Gain Nine Seats.
LISBON, Aug. 31. Complete returns from
the recent parliamentary elections with
the exception of such as were Invalidated
by fraud or otherwise show the following
results: Ministerial, 80; monarchists In
opposition, 40; republicans, 14.
This la a republican gain, the party hav
ing elected by the candidates at the elec
tions two yeara ago. The republicans
charge extensive frauds and made frequent
contests of the returns.
MADRID. Aug.' 31. A private letter re
ceived from Portugal today aets forth that
official dispatches from Lisbon minimize
excitement that attended the parliamentary
ttleollenai : Tfea writer pays, there-was much
rioting during which several persons were
killed.. .The republican party is described
aa having a monopoly .of intellectual ele
ments of the country, . Including the pro
fessors of the universities. It is especially
strong in the navy. Admirals De Los Reis
and Campoa . having been the republican
candidates at Libson and Oporto, respec
Near Six Thousand
Increase in Custer
Official Census Figures at Washing
ton Show County Population to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.-(Special Tele
gram.)JOfficial figures made public today
give Custer county, Nebraska, a population
of 25.608. as against 19,768 ten years ago, an
increase of 6,910. The census of 1S90 showed
that Custer county at that time had 21,677
Inhabitants. During the decade between 1890
and 1900 the population fell off 1,819. The
Increase from 1900 to 1910 the census officials
attribute to the success ful operation of
dry farming methods.
WIFE DEAD. CHILD KIDNAPED
Kentucky Farmer Searching; for Girl
Abducted oa Day of Her
TRINCETON. Ky.. Aug. 31. Robbed of
his wife by death and of his only child by
kidnapers, Texle Allison, a prosperous far
mer, haa returned home, after a vain search
through six southern states.
Little Gladys Allison waa abducted whfle
returning from th funeral of her mother,
three weeks ago at Shreveport, La., and
since then her father has been unable to
find a 'single trace of the child's where
abouts. It Is believed the girl waa taken
In the hope of securing a reward.
SYNOD TO BUILD ' ACADEMY
DerUloa Reached at Rrccat Session to
Katahllah Stractare In Thayer
RICHMOND. Ind., Aug. 31. (Special
Telegram.) Tbe' Joint- Lutheran ay nod
will establish an academy at Hebron,
Neb., this decision having been reached at
this year's session.
Omaha Ministers Would
Make Sermons More Popular
if Omaha clergymen had their way con- quite manifestly was throwing a bouquet
gregatlone would experience some enjoyable Oscar Pumpernlckle.
function, at church on Sunday. This was ! 'Iften V""..1 co"ld te" funn totV
. . w. i. .i. ,n' the pulpit," said another minister.
,h. possibility brought to light by th. can- ..Son,Mlmeii mv wlfe chlde. m. for comj
did words of several prominent ministers perilously close to accomplishing the feat I
during their visit at the den Monday night- think on the whole It would be a good
Tlvene members of the cloth would like to jtMng If all of us resorted to natural high
crack a few Jokea In the pulpit and give p,riu occasionally."
. . j. .. w . .i. And a minister thereupon told the stnrv
their flock, a merry time, but they can't 1 ,h-
Ranged In an austere line on tha speakers i0nco there wss a minister who had a bad
platform, the ministers In turn did what habit of Inserting "he" in all his sentences
the other guests did; they told stories and
- 'laughed In turn and altogether.
The one who can move me to an emo-
tlonal Impulse for good, is the priest o
God's nobUmen." said one minister, "but
the one who can make me laugh is the
high priest of heaven." Tbe clergy man
Santa Fe Would Net Big Increase in
Yearly Earnings if Tariffs Were
RAILROAD MAY TRY NEW TACK
. . esssnssssiaa
Defense to Seek to Compel Shippers
to Show Profit.
ROCK ISLAND HEARING NOW UP
Melcher Tells of Increased Expenses
In Recent Years.
INCREASED WAGES "BIG ITEM
Second Vlre-lreldent Sara System
Docs Not Get More Kfflclent Labor
Br Reason of Higher
CHICAGO, Aug. 31.-Colncldent with the
eloping of the testimony for the Santa Fe
System before the special examiners for.
the Interstate Commerce commission, and
the statement from the road's statistician
that the Increases In freight rates asked
would net the Santa Fe only 394,000 In.
crease yearly In earnings, there came to
day a suggestion that the railroads now
on the defensive might change their tactics
and seek to compel the shippers, who op
pone the advance in freight; rates, to de
clare how much they profit on the differ
ent commodities under consideration.
A request from Attorney F. J. Norton,
counsel for the Santa Fe, for the names of
the different associations of shippers
represented at the hearing, that he might
question certain of the shippers, gave color
to rports that shippers . would be asked
about their profits. One prominent rail
road man declared that Inasmuch that the
shippers had been protesting that the
profits of the railroads were unreasonable
the railroads might well ask the shippers
what their profits are on the commodi
ties affected by the proposed Increase In
freight rates, so that the commission may
know whether they are or are not ser
iously disturbed by the Increase which
they are fighting.
While no definite statement of such an
Intent haa been made, it will not be unex
pected that the railroads before the hear
ing Is over, will aHk many questions of
shippers concerning their profits and tin$
rate of return which they enjoy on their
Hearlntt- Transferred to Rock Island.
When the initial presentation of the con
tentions of the Santa Fe system was con
cluded, the hearing was transferred to the
Uock Island roads.
P. O. Melcher, second vice president of
the Rock Island company told of the In
creased expense of the road in late yeara,
diV according to him,, to advances in the
wag soote and. increased oc of operation.
The first witness at the afternoon session
was W. A. Poteet;-' chairman of tha Trans
Mtssouri Freight Bureau. He presented In
the form of a tabulation a compilation of
the rates In efDect In the territory west
of the Missouri river on freight shipped
east or west, to or from common points in
Colorado and points west of the Missouri
or the Mississippi rivers. The tables showed
both the clasa and commodity frelgtht rates,
and included the years 1900 to 1910. Similar
compilations covering live stock and grain
shipment rates were also presented and
entered as exhibits.
Attorney John H. Atwood for the ship
pers questioned Mr. Poteet, concerning the
method In which the rates were raised and
asked for the names of different represen
tatlves of the railroads, who were present
when the order changing the freight rates
was decided on. There was some opposi
tlon to the Inquiry and Attorney Atwood
declared that the examiners were not em
powered to exclud testimony.
The question was answered and Mr. At
wood then asked If the railroad represen
tatives on that occasion discussed or con
sidered an Injunction issued by the Federal
supreme court lh 1897, prohibiting any
agreement In rates to be charged by trans
Mlssourl roods. After much sparring, by
counsels and an Impassioned address by the
attorney for the shippers, the witness
answered that the Injunction waa not dis
cussed or considered. Examiner Brown de.
clared that the question was immaterial
and had nothing to do with the case.
Melcher Questioned It.
Vice President F. G. Melcher of the Rock
Island company was questioned by Attor
ney W. 8. Dickenson, attorney for the road
He offered In evidence a table showing
that Increased wages ptld In the operating
department of the road amounted In 1906
and 1907 to 3528,000; In 1907 and 1908 to 31. .314,
000; In 1908 and 1909 to $1,314,000; In 1909 and
1910 to 31,451,000; and In 1910 and 1911 the es
tlmated Increase would total 32.465,000 and
In 1911 tnd 1913 the estimated Increase
would be 32,612,000.
Mr. Melcher said that in hla opinion the
road does not get more efficient labor by
reason of the Increased wages. Some of
the Increases, he said, were tbe result of
threatened strikes which were settled and
aome were granted after arbitration.
"The argument advanced by the employes
In 1906 fo run Increase," he said, "were that
the roads were prosperous and the men
wanted a 'chunk' of the prosperity. In
the latter pleas for advanced wages the
men argued that the cost of living had In
creased and for that reason demanded
He chose for his text one Sunday that
.passage "the devil as a roaring Hon walks
i about seeking w hom he may devour.
j -First we want to know," said the
. preacher, "who the devil he was; second,
'where the devil he was going, and third!
what tha devil ha was roaring about"
From tha Indianapolis News.
REPUBLICAN CLUBS TO MEET
Convention of National League to Be
Held inNew York.
RESIDENT TAFT WELL SPEAK
thief Executive Will Make Address
at the Banquet to Be Held at
the Hotel Aator First
. (From a Staff Correspondent.) '
WASHINGTON, - Aug. ai. (Special.)
Every Indication, according to IJ. B. Ather-
ton, secretary pro tera of the National, Re
publican league,, points to tha largest con
vention ever held by this great volunteer
organisation of - young republicans. The
convention will be held in the city of New
York Friday and Saturday, September 30
and October 1, at Carnetgle hall, the Hotel
Aator bavins; bean selected aa headquarters
for the leagusv "'Tit.9 President John Hays
Hammond will hoot forth.. Interest in the
forthcoming convention is being ' shown
throughout Xhe entire country, Secretary
Atherton being In receipt' of Hats of dele
gates that, already run into the thousands
Pennsylvania and New Tork atand side by
side in the number of their delegates, fol
lowed closely by New Jersey, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, even
far-away California having selected twenty
delegates to represent the golden west
. .President Taft Will Speak.
President Taft haa atated to Mr. Ham
mond that he will address the delegates at
the banquet to . be held at the Hotel Astor
on the evening of October l, in wnicn
speech it is expected he will outline the
republican position as to the great ques
tions now before the American people. It
will . be the only campaign speech which
the president will deliver this year, and Is
therefore looked forward to by the hosts
of republicanism with especial interest- '
Vice President Sherman will also be prea-,
ent at the banquet as will Senators Bulk
eley of Connecticut, Crane of Massachusetts,
Burton of Ohio and Representativea Heald
of Delaware, Loudenslager of New Jersey,
Olcott of New York, Uwlght of New York,
the republican whip of the house; Morehead
of North Carolina, Moore of Pennsylvania,
Foster of Vermont and Austin of Tennessee.
In addition to these, letters of acceptance
have been received from Governor Qulmby
of New Hampshire,. George B. Cortelyou,
ex-Secretary of the Treasury William Loeb,
Jr., collector of the port of New York;
Lieutenant Governor Horace White of New
York. Lloyd Griscom of New York and a
host of other republican leaders both in tha
state and nation.
Reduced Rates Provided.
Arrangements have been made' with the
railroads for a reduction In passenger rates
to a fare and three-fifths, although efforts
are still being made by the committee In
charge of the convention to secure a rate
of a fare and one-half. This reduction in
passenger ratea will be made on what is
known as the certificate plan, delegates
having to have the credentials vised by a
Joint representative of the railroads, who
will have an office at Carnegie hall.
The New York League of Republican
clubs, of which John A. Stewart Is presi
dent. Is already actively engaged In pre
paring for the entertainment of the dele.
gates, but Just what ' form this entertain
ment will take has not yet been deter
mined on although the New York League
of clubs will have open headquarters at tha
Hotel Astor and around these headquarters
as well as the headquarters of the presi
dent of the national league. Interest wlH
most largely center.
Hay FVver Association Meets.
F.ETHLEHFM. N. H., Auar. 31 An In
crease In membership and a growing Inter.
est in methods of combatting the ravages
of hay fever In vatfous parts of the coun
try was reported to the annual session of
the United mates nay fever association.
which closed here yesteraay.
and he is ours
People are reading everything:
that they see in Tbe Bee about
Advertise now, and it will pay
you Just a little more than ever.
Everybody is reading
Everybody is interested
Now la the time to get a servant,
secure a loan, rent a room, sell
Call Tyler KKX) und ask
questions. A cheerful staff is
ready for you, -r---jj-f'
- . Raise is Small
Official of Santa Fe Insists that it
Would Mean But $98,000 to
CHICAGO, Aug. 81. James Peabody,
statistical of the Santa Fe system, belittled
the efect of the proposed freight rate ad
vance, when he took the witness stand In
the Interstate Commerce commission hear
"If the proposed advance were to be put
Into effect and remain for one year," said
Mr. Peabody, "the Santa Fa would . earn
only 394,000 mora than it Is earning right
Examiner Brown announced that . the
hearing would suspend this) afternoon until
tomorrow. ... !.
The statlstlcan asserted that it is an ac
cepted principle .among students of railway
management that from 1 to 2 per cent of
the valuation . of roads shall be set apart
aa a sinking fund for permanent Improve
ments, such as track elevation, block slg
nuls, switches and depots. .
Cross examination of Mr. Peabody waa
continued by Attorney Clifford Thome of
Washington, la., representing the American
National Live Stock association. Mr.
Thorns asked If the table showed aa he
had deduced that the net earnings on pas
senger trafflo Increased between 1903 and
1909 about 8,000,000. and the net earnings on
freight Increased In the same period 3700,000,
and Mr. Peabody answered that the tabu
lation In evidence did not show such a
Attorney John H. Atwood, for the ship
pers, took exception to a statement by Mr,
Peabody that poor crating of freight by
shippers had Increased .the damages paid
by the railroads to . a considerable extent.
Yields to Pope
Head of Organization Says Work for
Popular Education Will Be Turned
Over to Episcopate.
PARI?, Aug. 81. Maro 8angier, the
head of the French Cahtollo Sillon society,
the dissolution and reorganisation of which
was ordered by the pope, has written a let
ter of complete submission to his holiness,
saying that the work for popular education
of the 500 branches will be turned over to
Rangier adds, however, that he regrets
the decision of the Vatican, as it gives the
impression that the church Is opposed to
democracy and announces that he will per
sonally continue a democratic propaganda.
ROME, Aug. 31. The pope. In receiving
Slgnor Oentllonl, president of the Catholic
Electoral union, today, insisted on the peril
of modernism in ail countries and under
all forms. The pontiff said that he had
displayed the greatest toleration In the
matter of the Hlllonlsts In condemning the
society. Repeated complaints had been
made by the French Episcopate, which
had declared that their doctrines contained
errors common to all worka for Christian
democracy by false Interpretations of the
precepts of Pope Leo XIII.
Choate is Gharged With
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Aug. 3L Charges associates In the firm of Evarts. Choate A
that Joseph II. Choate of New York, former j Beaman of New Tork City and In an as
ambassador from the United States to ocl4t partnership with Treed well Cleve-
Great BrIUIn. has been guilty of the viola-ilr,d'. ,
. .... Mr- Watts testifies n his petition that he
tlon of tha constitution of th. American L ln ,h. offlce f Mr Cta "J
Bar association In a failure to uphold the; heard, by accident, a conversation between
honor of the profession of the law and a1 Mr. Choate and an attorney. In which this
petition that he be expelled from the Bar attorney, representing Weston Bros , de
association were presented to the American fendants, In a suit brought by Mr. Watts
Bar association today and referred to the to recover tVti.fiuO, offered to TreadweM
committer on grievances. These charge Cleveland, Choate's "trial attorney." the
were filed by James R. Watta of New York, sum pf SM.tinO to compromise the case. Mr.
through his attorney, George W. Chammlee Watts now rays In his petition to the Bar
of this city, a member of the Bar asbocla- .aneoclatlon that he believes his lawsuit
Un- was "sold out. or thrown away." Only
The first charge has to do with certain i nominal damages wera grunted, tii sum,
UUgatloa entrusted Vt Mr. Ckuate and his In fact being cent.
WOODMEN PICNIC AT MAN AW A
Members of Order from Three States
Take Part in Celebration.
SIOUX CITY TEAM WINS PRIZE
Program of Sports for Both Women
and Men Followed by Initiation
of Lsr( Class Into Mys
teries of Order.
Friday was Woodmen of the World day
at Lake Manawa, and from early in the
forenoon until a late hour at night the
members of that order had complete pos
session of the big amusement park across
the river. Sports and competitive drills In
the afternoon, a monster Initiation In the
evening and basket dinner and supper kept
the large crowd who braved th. threatening
weather Interested throughout the day,
Tha morning waa largely given over to
the receiving, of -the delegates from points
outside. to. "twin cities" by members of
the lodges in Omaha, Council Bluffs and
South Omaha, and by noon a large crowd
had gathered in Shady Grove, where the
basket dinner was eaten and the afternoon
sports were held.
The afternoon's race for both sexes,
while the results were not so fast as to
displace any of the Amateur Athletic union
records, were full of Interest to those
who saw them and each event had many
entries. The results follow;
One hundred-yard dash: O. A. Ptxler of
Fifty-yard dash for men over 180 pounds:
L. R. Ogden, Council Bluffs.
Fifty-yard dash for boys under 13 years:
Charles Thompson, Council Bluffs.
Fifty-yard dash for girls under 16 years:
Lizzie Donnelly, Council Bluffs.
One hundred-yard dash for girls under 16
years: Llssie Connelly, Council Blufls.
Ball throwing contest for women: Miss
Bessie Gallup, Council Bluffs.
lug-ol-war: Omaha against Sioux City;
Sioux City won.
Sioux City Team Wins.
Four teams competed in the drill contest
for the, uniform drill teams of the order.
Council Bluffs, Druid camp of Omaha,
Sioux City and Benson. The work done by
these men In competition waa remarkable.
The lodgemen marched, oountermarched
and executed the manual of arma In ao pre
olse a manner aa to draw continued cheers
from the crowds which watched, and the
commands were executed with a readiness
which Is seldom seen outside military
The first place In this contest and a
prize of 330 went to Company A of the
Eleventh Iowa regiment, representing
Woodlawn camp of Stoux City. This com
pany of sixteen men Is under the com
mand of Captain W. D. Spencer, and their
work waa so nearly perfect as to win
them" a mark of ninety-four per cent from
the judges. The company from Druid ramp
of Omaha, Company C, won second place,
, with ninety ana three-fourths per
cent while the Council Bluffs men. Com
pdny L, took third money, 330. Charles
Burmelster, Captain Gracon and K. 8.
Sehuneman judged the event
A pretty feature of the afternoon was
the dress parade. Led by the Manawa
band, the drill teams executed all the
evolutions which professional soldiers are
wont to perform on such occasions and the
appearance made by the khaki and blue
clad lodgemen was a most pleasing one.
Just before the supper hour the drill
team from Omaha, Beymour camp, gave an
exhibition drill. This Is the letim which
has long held the championship of the
order and the years of training showed
in the perfect accord with which the
movements were made, the Instant re
sponse to the orders of Captain Christie
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Former President Uses New Term ia
Defining His Position on Pub
SPEECH COVEItS WIDE RANGE
Places Himself on Record in Favor
of Eighteen Propositions.
FULL CONTROL OF CORPORATIONS
Special Interests Must Bj Eliminated
as Politiotil Factors.
HE SAYS ISSUE 13 JOINED
Fight of Patnre Will Be to Prevent
Tn luting Methods of Government
to Defeat the Popular
' OBAWATOMlK, Kan., Aug. 3l-Theodor
Roosevelt duflncd In a speech here today
his position In regard to the great questions
vhli-li concern tho life of the nation. He
outlined In detail his Idea of the policy
which Hie nation should pursue. While, In
many respects, his speech wus a reiteration
of doctrines which he espoused while ha
was In the White House, In other respects
he took a mora pronoumeu stand than
Several times during his speech the for
mer president used the term "new national
ism." He spoke of "new nationalism" as
something "without which we cannot hope
to deal with new problems.
He asserted that "now nationalism re
gards the executive power as the steward
of publio welfare." He said that only the
national government was able to cope
with many pi eat problems of the day and
that Its activities must be Increased.
Colonel Roosevelt's speech Is regarded by
those who heard It as a studied declaration
of the principles for which he stands. Since
his return from Africa mure than two
months ago, he has been silent in regard
to his views on speclflo Issues of the day
except in a few canes In which he has
spoken of particular local issues. The for
mer president broke his silence today In a
speech which left- no douut as to where
he stands. He made no direct reference to
the Taft administration, although he ex
pressed his view emphatically on a num
ber of questions with which the administra
tion has been and is dealing.
Colonel Roosevelt said that the Issue of
the- day Is "tha' struggle of free men to
gain and hold the right of self government
as against tha special Inttrests, who twlbt
tha methods of free government Into ma
chinery for defeating the popular will."
"We cannot afford weakly to blind our
selves to the actual conflict which faces
ua today," eald he. .'"Tha lanue, la joined,
nd,wa must-fight, 01 .XaU.",
Efahteen ' FrdiintifHnn.
After saying that in older to Insure equal
opportunity for alt men the present "rules
of the game" must b changed, Colonel
Roosevelt put himself on record as in favor
of the follow lug proposals:
1. Elimination of special Interests from
politics. ' ' -
2. Complete and effeotlv publicity of cor
3. Passage of laws prohibiting the use of
corporate funds directly ' or Indirectly for
i. Government supervision of the capi
talization not only of public service cor
porations, but of all corporations doing au
t. Personal responsibility of officers and
directors of comnratlons Whl,-h hrealr tha
I. Increase In the power of the federal
bureau of corporations and the Interstate
Commerce commission to control interstate
industry more effectually.
Revision of Tariff.
7. Revision of tha tariff one schedule at
a time, on the basis of Information fur
nished by an expert tariff commission.
Graduated Income tax and graduated
9. Readjustment of the country's finan
cial system In such a way as to prevent
repetition of periodical financial panics.
10. Maintenance of an efficient army and
a navy large enough to Insure for the na
tion the respect Of other nations aa a guar
amy of peace.
11. Use of, national resources for the
benefit of all the people.
12. Extension of the work of the de
partments of agriculture of the national
and state governments and of agricultural
colleges and experiment stations so as to
take In all phases of life on the farm.
Capital and Labor.
13. Regulation ot the terms and condi
tions of labor by means of workmen's com
pensation acta. State and national laws to
regulate child labor and the work ot
women, enforcement of sanitary condi
tions for workers and extension of the' use
ot safety appliances in ' commerce, both
within and between the states.
It. Clear division of authority between
the national and various state governments.
15. Direct primaries, associated with cor
rupt practices acts.
16. Publicity of campaign contributions,
not only after election, but before election
17. Prompt removal of unfaithful or In
competent public servants.
. 18. Provisions against the performance
of any service for Interstate corporations
or the reception of any compensation front
such corporations by national officers.
TKXT OK HOOSCVKIr-9 ADI1HESS
I'lea for Broad Nationalism la Deal.
Iiik wllh Dim- rroblems.
OH AW ATOMIC, Kan., Aug. Jl. -Theodore
Roosevelt delivered the following addresi
In this city today:
There have been two great crises In our
country's history; first when it was formed,
and then again when it was perpetuated.
The formative period Included not merely
the revolutionary war, but the creation and
adoption of the constitution and the first
dux.cn years of work jntlor It. Then cams
sixty yeara during which We spread across
the continent year of vital growth, but of
growth without rather thau growth within.
Then camo the time of struss and strain
which culminated ln the civil war, the
period of terrible struggle Upon the Issue
nt which depended the lustiflcatlnn at all
that we had done earlier, and which marked
the second great period of growth and de
velopment within. The iame of John
Brown will be forever associated with this
second period of the nation's history; and
Kansas was the theater uion which tha
first act of the second of our great national
life dramas was played. It was the result
of Iby struggle (a Kansas wblvb, dAlariuload,
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