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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOUNINU, SKPTEMBEIl 2, 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
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Aftlc Futile Discussion Body Decides
to Send for Douglas County
ATTORNEY GENERAL IS OBDURATE
Thompson Declares He Will Not Sifn
WILL AWAIT RESULT OF RECOUNT
Jut for Presence of "T'" . " Board
Would Have Trot '
' if. 's '
HITCH ON GOVERNOR BLOv
Thompson i -
f Ticket, bit
Other Members Vote More
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 1 (Special Tele
gram.) The state canvassing board au
thorized Auditor Barton to go to Omaha
tomorrow and secure if possible from the
county clerk an abstract of the vote cst
at the 'late primary election in Pouglaa
county without any strings attached.
After a wrangle and discussion lasting
the entire morning this was all the board
could agree upon. Governor Shallenber
ger and Attorney General Thompson
ought to delay the canvass of tie vote
' tint., after a report of the reci it In
Xouglst county- had been received. Sec
retary Junkln desired to go on with the
canvass and pay no attention to the
Tlder" on the abstract from Douglas
county. Auditor Barton argued that some
on be sent to Omaha and secure the ab
stract a the ' law provides, while Treas
urer Brian agreed with the auditor. Bo
finally all the members voted to appoint
" Barton the agent, and the meeting ad
journed until Saturday morning to await
. the result of his visit to the county clerk.
"Rider" Blocks Canvass.
- Had there been no rider on the Douglas
' abstract, Barton, Junkln and Brian would
have canvassed the returns, regardless of
any recount now In progress. Attorney
General Thompson made, his position
' plain by saying that under no circum
stances would he slg a nominating cer
tificate until the recount from Douglas
county had been received. The governor
Insisted that no action be taken on the
votes cast for the candidates for gover
nor until the recount from Douglas
i county had been certified to the board.
Recount a Joke, Bars Junkln. .
This - hitch In the Douglas county ab
stract was ' a statement . attached , which
said the returns on governor were sub
ject to change by reason of a k recount
which had been demanded and granted.
."When" the board mat Tuesday It returned
the abstract to the county clerk with In
structions, to send -back, a true -abstract
"without any ' Strings to It. The abstract
.Was returned this morning. It still con
tained the "rider" and a further state
ment that tha "rider" had been attached
to show the board that a recount was In
progress but that It did not necessarily
mean that the state board should delay
its canvass. . Brian and Barton both In
sisted that these statements should . be
taken off the abstract and an abstract re-
. turned with no statements whatever at
'tacher. Several Motions Die Oat.
Several motions were made at the meet
ing this morning, but with the exception
of tha one noted, none was carried. An
effort was made to canvass all the votes
except on governor, but Brian and Junkln
and Barton opposed this and It wfs lost.
Bhallehberger and Thompson were for It.
Governor Shallenberger moved that the
fcoard adjourn until the vote from Douglas,
county was received.
"That would be adjourning Indefinitely,"
aid Auditor Barton. "I am opposed to
that.. If we followed that suggestion any
one could keep us here until election time."
vote was Biialfenberger and Thomp
ffii, yes and Barton, Brian and Junkln,
"t think this whole recount business is
a Joke," said Junkln. "There Is nothing
to It Twenty-five or six counties have
recounted their ballots and the result has
been changed seven or eight votes. What
evidence have we that there has been any
fraud or any mistakes either? I favor go
ing right ahead with the canvass and pay
ing no attention to any recount."
"I would favor It If It .were not for that
string on the Douglas county abstract,"
said Brian. "I favor sending a man to
Douglas county to get the correct ab
stract. The county clerk has no right to
.end down an abstract with strings to It
It Is wither a correct abstract or It Is not."
Thompson indicates Rider.
"I don't think that rider cuts any figure,"
aid Thompson. "It Informs us that a re
' count is In progress In Douglas county. It
you cut off the rider we still have the
knowledge of the recount. Now, If I did
not make myself plain yesterday, I want to
bow, I will not sign any canvass of the
vote Until the recount from Douglas county
is in, even if It takes three weeks to make
"What about having the canvass made
within five days?"' asked Brian.
"I don't think that Is the law," answered
Thompson. "We can keep on here until we
"I'd go on right now If It were not for
the string to the Douglas county abstract."
aid ill lan. "So would 1." chimed In Bar
toil. "Then VOU stand fr the form and not
the substance," said Thompson to Brian.
"Have It that way If you want to," re
plied Brian. "I'm for form It jou say so."
"It looks to me 4s though this board
should wait for the recount In Douglas
county," said the governor. "There lias
been about 15,000 votes cast for governor In
the democratic primary and there are only
about SOO difference between Mayor Dalit
man and myself. Many counties have
granted my request for a recount and I
ttelleve this board should take no action
until the Douglas county board completes
its recount. Wo can sit here and adjourn
from day to day and no one's rights will be
Uuruci 1'resents Trouble.
"Well, I've never changed my mind." said
unkln. "I favor going right ahead with
canvass. This recount is nothing but a
Juke and there Is nothing to it. Suppuno
the . governor should wiu out by fifteen
wetes. Then wouldn't Mayor Dahlman be
(Continued on Second I'age.)
Browne Case '
State's Attorney Wayman Begins Sum
ming Up for the Prosecution
Bill Ajainst Keeley.
CHICAGO. Sept. 1. The last witness In
the trial of I.ee O'Xetl Browne, charged
with bribing Representative White to vote
for William Lurlmer for United States
senator, gave his testimony In Judge Ker
sten's court todav, and States Attorney
Wayman began the summing tip for the
The indictment voted by the grand Jury
yesterday against V. 8. Keeley, a Browne
witness, was returned In court today and
bond fixed at S1Q.CO0. The bill charged per
jury. Keeley was a city detective assigned
to the state's attorney's office. He testi
fied for Browne, however, declaring that he
l,ed been ordered to "treat Beckmeycr
'ght," and that pursuant to such Instrue-
n h,d Plied with drink Representa-
ot.hiiicci, wiiu was uno vl iiio uciiivj-
ji representatives who voted for
Keeley said that Beckmeyer was Intoxi
cated when he confessed to receiving S1.000
for voting for Lorlmer.
Boom for Smith
State Contention Endorses Former
Secretary for Democratic Nomi
nation for President.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 1. The democratic
state convention met today with about
2,000 delegates In attendance. The adoption
of a platform was the principal business
scheduled. The convention also will nomi
nate formally the state candidates who
were chosen In last week's primary, In
eluding Hoke Smith for governor.
A resolution endorsing Hoke Smith for
president of the United States in 1912 was
adopted by the convention this afternoon.
It declared him eminently fitted to per
form the arduous duties of the high office
of president and was submitted by T. K
Patterson of Spalding.
Hoke Smith was nominated fbr governor
by the demooratio convention today. He
received 233 votes. Joseph M. Brown, the
Incumbent received seventy-eight
E. H. Farrar of New Orleans Chosen
President Charges Against
Choate Come Up.
CHATTANOOGA, Sept L The; charges
filed yesterday against Joseph ; H. 'Chdate'
cams up before the American Bar associa
tion today . by the ' presentation of reso
lutions adopted - by the local bar associa
tion deprecating the filing of the allega
tions. When these resolutions were read
they were greeted . with applause. Mr.
Chamlee of the Chattanooga bar was rec
ognized and expressed regret that his pe
tition should have been published and
asked that he be allowed to withdraw the
petition' and charges.. This permission,
however, was not granted.
The petition and charges. Instead, were
then referred to the committee on griev
ances. Officers were elected as folows:
President Edgar H, Farrar,; New Or
leans. Secretary George Whltelork, Baltimore.
Treasurer Frederick E. Wadhams, Al
bany. Assistant Secretary Albert T. Rlchey of
FRANK T. TUCKER IS DROWNED
Body of Candidate for Attorney Gen
eral In Wisconsin Found . la
OSHKOSH, Wis., Sept. 1. The body of
Frank T. Tucker, assistant attorney general
of the state of Wisconsin and candidate for
the republican nomination of attorney gen
eral at the primary election - to be held
Tuesday next, was taken from the Fox
river here this morning. It Is believed that
he fell Into the river during the night while
making his way to a train.
MADISON, Wis. Sept J. State officials
and friends of Assistant Attorney General
Frank T. Tucker, who met death by drown
ing as Oshkoeh today, say that Tucker's
health had given way since a story came
to light recently that stamped envelopes
from the state department has been used
to carry his campaign literature about the
SON BORN TO MRS. B. C. HYDE
Doctor Convicted of M order Allowed
to Visit Home Child
KANSAS CITY. Sept. l.-Ths long ex
pected birth of a child to Mrs. B. Clark
Hyde, whose hutband la under life sentence
In prison for the murder by poisoning of
Thomas B. Swope, occurred at 1:50 this
morning. Dr. B. Clark Hyde was not at
the tedslde when the child was born, but
arrived at the Hyde home at SIM Forest
avenue, two hours later.
County Marshal Joel Hayes and a deputy
escorted the prisoner to a carriage and the
trio was taken to tha physician's home. A
second carriage conveying three other dep
uty marshals followed tho vehicle In which
the prisoner rode.
The boy baby born this morning to Mrs.
B. Chirk Hyde, died this afternon.
Valuables Repose AU Night
in Safety at Union Station
If you happen to have about 1140 and
perhaps a geld Watch nd a couple of
diamond rings In your poayesxlon and want
to keep them cerreotly safe from loss, leave
them lying around on one or me oencnes
on the Union station In Omaha. No one i
will take them, at leust, no one took the
duplicate of your possessions which Mrs.
Idah A. Jones of Cocpersvllle, Mich., left
She was enroute from Colorado Springs to
her home in Michigan, and all the way
had clutched at the bag containing her
valuables every time a man without the
WAGE RAISE COST
Vice President of Bock Island System
Declares Increase to Hen Aggre
gates Over Million.
HOW COMPANY KEEPS BOOKS
Improvements Charged to Operation
and to Capital.
ITEMS FIGURING IN ACCOUNTS
Shippers' Representative Cross-Exam-ines
as to Valuation.
BASED ON FORTY THOUSAND MILE
Witness Gave Value of Line at Four
Hundred and Four Millions
Operation of Cattle
' CHICAGO, Sept. L When the Interstate
Commerce commission rate hearing was re
sumed today, F. O. Melcher, second vice
president of the Rock Island system, con
tinued his testimony.
Questioned by W. F. Dickinson, attorney
for the road, Mr. Melcher said that esti
mates of wage increases to which he testi
fied yesterday were substantially correct.
From 1D06 to 1910, he said, the increase was
SI. 451,900, as based on an estimate of the
Increases granted pn labor. This does not
include such advances as have been made
to the clerical force.
Improvements of roadbed, the witness de
clared, were demanded by the public and
constituted a serious item of expense. He
cited a report from the Board of Rullway
commissioners of Iowa In this connection,
the report declaring that "not enough
money Is set apart by the railroads for
Replacing old rails with new, Mr. Melcher
declared, constitutes another heavy expense.
"When the Rock Island replaces an
eighty-pound rail with one of 100 pounds,"
he said, "a charge of 11,134 per mile Is put
against the capital account of the roud.
When that 100-pound rail la worn- out and
replaced by a rail of the same weight the
charge of renewal, S2.100 a mile, goes into
the operating account"
What is Road Worth f
Attorney F. B. James of Cincinnati, rep
resenting the shippers, cross-examined the
witness as to the value of the road. The
latter explained that his yaluatlon of SflM,
000,000 applied to the Chicago, Rock Island
A Pacific, and not to the Rock Island
system. Mr. James tried ' to make
Mr. MelcWer admit that his estimate was
a guess, Dut'tne taiier jnmaira ui u
was more than a guess It was his best
Judgment, based " on a -valuation of 140,000
per mile. The lawyer then read a report
given by the road to the Interstate Com
merce commission, the total cost figures
being largely under Mr. MeJcher's estimate.
Witness declared that tha , report did not
affect his Judgment. -
Clifford Thome, attorney for the Ameri
can National Live Stock' association,' ques
tioned Mr. Melcher on the physical valu
ation of the road and asked if cattle trains
were operated as speedily as formerly.
Mr. Melcher said that in his opinion there
had been little change In th speed of
freight movement In four or five years.'
Other statistics" were called for by At
torney Lyon for the commission and the
midday recess was taken.
HUNCH SAVES FARMER'S LIFE
Presentiment Causes Felix Morln to
Leave Haystack Before Light
ning Strikes It.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Sept. 1. (Special.)
By acting promptly on ,a "hunch," Felix
Morin, a prominent Sanborn county farmer,
saved his life. He was engaged In stack
ing hay when a heavy thunder storm came
up. He took refuge in tt haystack, but had
a presentiment that something serious
would happen him if he did not change his
location. Instantly acting on the "hunch"
he left the stack, and had gone only a
short distance when a bolt of lightning)
struck the stack at the point where he had
been crouching. The stack was set on fire
and completely destroyed, while a wagon
standing nearby was partially consumed.
COMMITTEE IS NAMED
Chairman Ilosenetter. Selects Men to
Assist In Directing; the .
LINCOLN, Sept 1. (Special Telegram.)
William Husenetter, chairman of the re
publican state committee, today named
his executive committee as follows: S.
W. Burnham, Lincoln, First district; A.
W Jefferls, Omaha, Second district; Bert
Mapea, Norfolk, Third district; Clark Rob
inson, Falrmount Fourth district; H. C.
Thomas, Harvard, Fifth district; E. P.
Vaerne,)', Ansley, Sixth district.
I,ouls Nationtls and President Hedge of
the St Louis Americans.
HEAVY , MAINS OVER KANSAS
Downpour Extends from the Missouri
to the Colorado Line.
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 1. Kansas was
flooded today by a rain which began early
this morning. The railroads report that
the downpour extended from the eastern to
the western boundaries of the state. In
some sections late corn was suffering for
moisture and unless there Is an early frost
this will Insure a crop. The rainfall here
amounted to about two Inches.
regulation railroad uniform cr a dress suit
appeared on the scene.
On her arrival In Omaha she found she
would have to spend tho night here, and so
went up to the Merchants hotel and regls
tered. She Inadvertantly left her valuables
at the station. When she awoke In the
muriiiiig mere were several ainus or ex
citement because the money and Jewelry
were mlHHing. A search was Instituted and
finally the woman returned to the station
In full sail. There she found the valuables
resting peacefully on the waiting rjom
bench where she left, them In her black
leather bag. , ...
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UPRISING t PHILIPPINES
Insurgents Under Former Governor
Mandao Occupy Solano.
BATTLE IS EXPECTED SOON
Constabulary Force In Command of
Colonel Wallnre Taylor, For
merly of Omaha, Is Advanc
ing; on Town.
MANILA, Sept. 1. An uprising against
the government Is reported In the province
of Nueva Viscaya, A constabulary force
Is hurrying to the scene and a battle Is
expected hourly. The rebel movement Is
headed by Simeon Mandac' former gov
ernor of the province of Ilocos Norte, who
has long been" a fugitive, from justice.
Mandac occupies Solano, a town of about
6,000 Inhabitants northwest of the center
of Uueva Vlxcaya and about five miles
north of Bayonbong. The telegraph wires
north of Bayonbong have keen out and It
is impossible to loarn the number of Man
dac's followers. It Is doubted, however,
that the rising is serious. ',
Omaha Man in Command,
Colonel Taylor, at the, head of the con
stabulary at Bayonbong .Is preparing for
an attack, and the constabulary forces from
other points are moving toward Solano to
surround the outlaws and capture or kilt
them. .. Got?tmint.V. elnforeements ; are.
available If needed. M ' ' '-""
Word of the trouble -reached Manila to
day. Mandao, ..while governor, subjected a
prisoner to tho "third degree examination
of such severity that the man-died. The
governor was convicted of homicide and
sentenced to fourteen years' Imprisonment.
He appealed from the verdict of 'the court,
and while the appeal was pending jumped
his bond and has been missing for several
Nueva Viscaya Is the central province of
Luson and Bayonbong Is its capital.
Washina-ton Officials Mnrprlsed.
WASHINGTON, Sept 1. The reported
disturbance In the . province . of Nueva
Vizcaya comes as a surprise to the officials
of the bureau of Insular affairs and the
officers of the War department. No inti
mation .has reached Washington of ' any
general discontent In this 'wild, sparsely
settled province and it Is believed here
that it was a surprise likewise to the of
ficials In the Philippines. ...
The Colonel Taylor mentioned In 'the
above dispatch is an old Omaha boy, Wal
lace Taylor, the son of Cadet Taylor. He
has been ut work In the managing and dis
ciplinary forces of the Philippines . since
the termination of the rebellion. The con
stabulary force of the islands, of - which
Colonel Taylor is head of a division, Is or
ganized on the plan of the ' Northwest
Mounted police, the Texas Rangers, Mexi
can Rurales and similar bodies. The higher
officers are Americans of the very best
training, while most, of the noncommis
sioned officers of the force are Filipinos
of proved trustworthiness. This Filipino
constabulary has Its commanding officers
and division officers much on the plan" of
the army, but Is a mobile force that can
move rapidly and do quick work. It Is
used to ambushes and outbreaks of Incip
ient rebellion, and no doubt Colonel Tay
lor and his forces will be able to cope ef
fectively with the present trouble.
MISS FITCH MAY RECOVER
Authoress Who Attempted Snicide Is
Better and Expresses Desire
NEW YORK, Sept. 1. Surgeons say to
day that there Is a slight chance for the
recovery of Miss Vera Fitch, the young
California author, who. In a - fit of des
pondency, because she believed she had
made a literary failure, shot herself at the
Hotel Astor Monday night Ths young
woman now has a strong desire to live.
She was resting comfortably today.
The Sunday want ads will begin
to iour in about 7 d'clock, and they
will keep it up until 7 Saturday
If you want to sell anything use
one of these littlo treasures.
If you want to rent a house use
one of them.
If you want a servant use one of
If you have lost something use
one of them.
Use them freely.
is a matter
of, say 25c
Call Tyler 1000 und tlite
want, ad man. will attend to
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Vice President Makes Number of Bear
Platform Speeches Between
Guthrie and Enid. '
ENID, Okl., Sept 1. On tho trip from
Guthrie to this city this morning tha car
platform was utilized by Vice President
Sherman as . a speaking stage mora than
at any time during his 'trip of the south
The little town of Crescent turned out
a company of mothers with Infants In arms
and they saw Mr. Sherman with coat ofif
and suspenders down.
"Theee are twins," said one young woman,
who held up two babies.
"Well," responded Mr. ' Sherman, "In
twenty-one years they' will be living In a
finer country than we have ever known.
If they are boys I'll bet $1,000 they will
vote the republican ticket."
The' vice president was somewhat hoarse
from his efforts of last night and former
Congressman Jesse E. Watson of Indiana
took up the talk, complimenting the women
and then making 4 plea for tho re-election
of Congressman Bird McGulre.
WOMAN'S - JEWELS RETURNED
Mrs. Adrlance Proves to Castoma Offl
. - t-lal -that firm getseff Were ;
- pat-chased ' Here.
NEW TORK, Sept 1. Mrs. I. Reynolds
Adrlance, wife of the millionaire manu
facturer of Poughkeepsie, appeared at the
customs, house today and gave proof that
$100,000 In JeWelry which she brought with
her from Europe recently, In addition to a
$6,000 necklace, which she was charged with
attempting to smuggle into . this country
was purchased . in America. . She was al
lowed to take all of the disputed Jewelry
away with her.
INQUIRY' I3TTO HARDY MURDER
Marshalltown Grand Jury to Investi
gate Triple KUUnn-.
MARSH A'.LTOWN, la.. Sept. 1. (Spo
C nl.) Th grand Jur ilch meets next
week Is to make an exhaustive investiga
tion of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. James
Hardy and their younger son. Earl, who
were beaten to death in their home, in
the extreme southern part of the county,
on June 6. It is said that many minor de
tails of evidence have cropped out front
time tc time in the weeks since the active
search for the murderer was practically
abandoned; People who live in the lonely
neighborhood which was the scene of the
triple killing are clamoring- that the grand
jury Investigation be, very searching. Tha
soil, Raymond, who was arrested and who
later . was released, Is still living in the
Old Soldier Fatally Hurt.
MARSHALLTOWN., la., Sept. 1. (Spe
cial Telegram.) John Kane of Dubuque, an
inmate of Iowa. Soldiers' home here, was
fatally ' Injured late last - night at Olad
brook when he got off a passenger train
that had carried him by Marshalltown on
his way home from the state fair He was
struck by a freight train coming from the
opposite direction. He was brought to the
hospital here, where on arm was ampu
tated. Internrban Gets Franchise.
MASON CITY, la.. Sept. l.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) By a vote of 598 for, to 367 against
Mason City today voted a twenty-five-year
franchise to the Mason City and Clear Lake
Electric Railway company.
What Roosevelt Will Eat in Omaha
Canape Longworth Hors d'Oeuvres a la Ruaae
Hors d'Oeuvres Consomme Jungle
Gombo de Valallle Salted Nuts Olives
Oeufs Farcle aUx Anchols ., . ,
Filet of Bass-Marguery
Saumon Frold-Sauce. Ravlgote . . n ... .
Filet de Boeuf Frold aux Macedoines
Jambon de Virginia en Tranche. ' Glased Sweetbread- Princess Style
Langue de Boeuf a la Gelee Roast Young Guinea
Galantine de Dlnde Truffee Sweet Potato Croquette
Chand-Froid de Plgeonneau en Falad Anita
' Bellevue cheese Straws
Chartreuse de Legumes
. Ice Cream Nebraska
Tomatoes des Gourmets
Gondola a la Duss Coffee
Sandwiches Assortl Bronx Cocktail
Glace a l'Ananas Chateau Sauterne 1887
Cafe Arala 1900
Martini Apollinarls Llquer a la Omaha Club
Cigars Cigarettes Cigars
Omaha Field Club. The Omaha ( lab.
ROOSEVELT DAY IN OMAHA
Local Committee Completes All Ar
rangements for Strenuous Day.
GOULD DIETZ THE CHAUFFEUR
Will Have the Honor of Making All
the Hants la His Bright Red
New Torpedo Body Au
tomobile. ROOSEVELT XV OMASA.
6i45 a, m- Colonei Jtoosevel to be
mst at station by local committee of ar
rangements and escorted, to , the Omaha
club, where his party will ha pn np
breakfast to be served at tha club. Morn
ing hours to be free. Automobile rids
about- city If desired.
12i30 p. m. Luncheon at the Omaha
rield olubj Informal i 400 guests.
4 p. m Address toy Colonel Boosevelt
at the Auditorium i introduction toy Sen
8:30 p. m. Dinner at the Omaha debs
formal! ISO guests.
p. m. Ouests of Ak-Bar-Ben Board
of Qvovtrnor for entertainment ' at the
Ben. Betura to Omaha olub for tha night.
Saturday Morning Breakfast at the
Omaha olub witt looal oommltts of ar
rangements and escort to station.
This' Is theDrogram"for Ro6seyelf s
busy day In Omaha, and while" It ' looks
like the promise of a most ' strenuous
stunt, yet it Is made up with a view to
complying with the colonel's wish for se
curing a good deal of rest:
Arrangements have been made for
transportation' in Omaha for twenty-five
members of ' the Roosevelt party. Includ
ing the newspaper men and ten local men
In charge of his visit Ten autos will be
required to carry the party about
Colonel . Roosevelt will occupy the
brand new red torpedo car of Gould
Diets. This new car Is a bright red In
color and when a flashing streak of red
is seen shooting through the avenues and
boulevards the colonel will be In Its
An arrangement for changing the per
sonnel In the Roosevelt car has also been
perfected so that various members of
the looal committee will have the oppor
tunity of playing host to the visitor.
From the Union station to the Omaha
club In the morning the Diets car will be
occupied by Gould Diets. Colonel Roose
velt, Victor Rosewater and O. W. Wattles.
Prom the Omaha club to the Field club
John L. Kennedy will take the place of
Mr. Wattles. From the Field club to the
Auditorium General F. A. Smith will take
the place of Mr. Kennedy. From the Au
ditorium to the Omaha club Senator Bur
kett will take the place of General Smith.
From the Omaha elub to the Den In the
evening Colonel Roosevelt will be in
charge of Ak-Sar-Ben . governors, and
those who will accompany him besides
Mr. Diets are Senator Brown and C. H.
Pickens. Returning from the Den, Luther
Drake and Victor Rosewater will be with
Names on Menus.
Lists of guests sre being made out for the
two sessions at the banquet board, and will
appear on the menu cards, which are to be
of handsome design, bearing an embossed
American flag. These cards will be worthy
to be kept as souvenirs, and on the lunoh
eon card will appear the names of all the
guests present at the Field club, while
the dinner cards will bear the names of all
present at the Omaha club In the evening.
For the luncheon at the Field club four
(Continued on Second Page.)
Draws line Between This and Insur
gency in Speechkto Kansas City
"DON'T GET THE BRIDLE OFT'
Makes This Remark to Company
Singing His Praises.
TELLS OF WAR UPON REBATES
Comments Upon Change Since Fight
on "Conventional Crime."
IMPROMPTU TALK TO WORKMEN
Says Burdens of Those Injured
in Any Liu of Work Should Be
Borne by the Whole
KANSAS CITT, Mo.. Sept. t As the '
gueet of honor of tho Kansas City Commer
cial club, Theodore Roosevelt today drank'
a toast to the president; was hinwolf toasted
as the "first cltlaen of the United States'
and listened to a rollicking song to the tun
of "There'll He a Hot Time In the Old
Town Tonight." which was as follows:
At next election- time
At next election time
Roaming 'round the wooly west
Clotting thlnrs In lino.
For we like him. and he likes us.
And that's a very good sign
Tht he will be our pivs-l-dent st next
The colonel responded heartily to the toast
to the president,, but? looked on statu
esque as the references to nimseir wrr
made. Later, when he was called upon to
speak he referred to the song saying that
"one of them was anxiously seeking the
knowledge of my whereabouts."
Proa-resslve Kiot Insurgent.
Another song ended with the refrain "For
he Is Insurgent through and 'through," he
said, could have been Improved In technical
accuracy If tho word "progressive" had
been substituted for the word "Insurgent"
"Don't get the bridle off," said the col
onel, amid cheers.
' Three' hundred men attended ths luncheon
and gave Colonel Roosevelpt a noisy wel
come. Before the guests were seated former
Representative William S. Ccwherd, who
was toastmaster, . said:
"It Is always the custom of the Commer
cial club to drink the first. toast to the
president of tha United States."
Everyone Joined in drinking the toest
Among the guests were Governor Hadley
of Missouri, Governor Stubbs of Kansas,
Glfford Plnchot James R. Garfield, Colonel
W. R. Nelson, proprietor of tha Kansas City
Star; Senator Bristow and Representative
Madison of Kansas.
Colonel Roosevelt complimented the people
of Kansas City upon the extensive Improve
ments that hays been made to their water
works system. He expressd his Interest In
the improvemnt of the waterways, espe
cially of the Missouri fiver. .
No Rebates 7fw.
"When 1 began as president, the move
ment against rebated that were universally
demanded and given, the practice was so
general that the fact of giving them and
aaklng for, them had become a purely con
ventional crime," said Colonel Roosevelt
"No on spoke of the giving of rebates
as a crime and as that practice was freely
Indulged in by the great mass of people
others were driven to commit the crime,
having the alternative of being ruined by
their competitors if they did not get them.
The shippers demanded rebates of the rail
roads and the railroads granted rebates to
certain shippers until they got In a net
work of preferences from which they wers
unable to extricate themselves by any In
dividual action on their part. After some
difficulty, accompanied by the usual state
ment that I was ruining the business ln
terts of the country, . we got the rebau
practice definitely Stopped.
"Of course no great change of that kind
has ' ever been mad without incidental
hardship being suffered by many good peo
ple. You cannot make a change and no,
suffer from the dislocation. Borne gooi
people and some communities did suffer
and I think that Kansas City was tha com
munity that for the time being suffered
considerably. Kansas City had rebates that
I think at times were as high as 85 per
cent and I was quit prepared for an out
burst of dissatisfaction from Kansas City.
But it is immensely to your credit that I
receive unanimous approval. Your people
said that this change was right, that the
thing ought to be done and that they were
for it ,
"I think it was as fine an exemplification
as one could desire of the willingness of
your people to squarely face a moral issue."
At the conclusion of Colonel Roosevelt's
speech he was driven to the Westport High,
school to make another address.
Character of Officials.
Theodore Roosevelt delivered the follow
ing address here tonight:
There are certain matters which should
never be treated as party matters; and fore
most among these Is the greet vital virtue
of honesty.- Honesty should be treated as a
prime necessity to our success as a nation.
The minute that a question of honesty as
against dishonesty is involved, then we
must all act together as Americans without
the slightest regard to party affiliations.
Honesty Is not a party (natter; and the
first man to attack a scoundrel of any
party should be the honest man of that -party.
When In office, I always proceeded
upon the theory that there would be no
need of my opponents raising the cry of
"Turn the rascals out," becauue 1 would
turn them out myself Just as soon as, by
vigilant and intelligent Industry, I could
discover them. As we dealt with
crcoked public officials whether In
Kansas or Oklahoma, so we dealt
with the crooked private cltlxen; with the
rich swindler In New York or Chicago as
with the horsethief or homicide in Indian
Territory. Wo never attacked a man be
cause he was a man of one political faith
or another, because he did or did not pos
sess wealth; and we never shielded him
because he was poor or rich, because he
.belonged to any particular church or to any
particular party. But I also wish you es
pecially to remember that w never hesi
tated to shield him and stand up for him
once we were convinced that he waa Im
properly attacked. There Is no greater foe
of honefcty than the man who, for any
reason. In any capacity, attacks, or seeks
to attack, an huneKt mun for a crime which
he has not committed. FaUely accusing
an honest mun of dlshonenty Is an act
which stands on the same level of Infamy
with that ut Uie dishonest man himself;
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