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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 231.
HONEY OF CORPORATIONS TO BE
SPURNED BY DEMOCRATS DURING
CAMPAIGN; PUBLICITY ASSURED
National Committee Meets and
Announces Mans it Pro
. poses to Follow.
LIMITED IN AMOUNT
Not More Than $10,000 From
Any One Source and All
Over $100 Published.
Lincoln, Neb., July 14. The sub
committee of the national committee
adjourned to meet at Chicago July 25,
when the chairman of the national
committee will be selected.
Lincoln, Neb., July 14. The demo
cratic national committee in executive
session today adopted a resolution out
lined as follows:
No contribution shall be accepted
No contribution over $10,000 shall
All contributions over $100 witr be
mado public Oct. 15. Thereafter im
mediate publication will be given. Con
tributions under $100 are not to be
No money will be received after
Bryan Will Spvnk.
William E. Gonzales, editor of Cor
tumbia, S. C, one of Bryan's lieuten
ants, after a visit with Bryan and
Kern today said the statement that
Bryan will not make a canvass is in
correct. It is his present purpose to
make ten or a dozen political ad
dresses on the more vital issues as
presented in the platform.
Krra to Be More Active.
'"v , Kern will make a more continuous
ampaign arid it was , assured . in Den
. ;ver Towne.wiU be no less active than
if he had been the vice presidential
Gonzales said campaign contribu
tions would be invited by newspapers
in his state and he believed every
democratic paper in the south would
Will IVollfy at Lincoln.
Bryan will be officially notified of
his nomination at Lincoln. Kern will
he notified at Indianapolis at a date
to be determined upon later.
Flrwt Ileal Work Taken I'u.
Lincoln, Neb., July 14. The first
formal work of the democratic cam
- paign was taken up today when mem
bers of the national committee called
upon Bryan and Kern at the Bryan
home. It is expected the committee
will be in session here until Wednes
day and that a chairman of the com
mittee will be- selected and the city
for the national headquarters be de-
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.'.dJr' i The names so far most prominently
' mentioned for 'the chairmanship are
National Committeeman James of Ken
tucky, Atwood of Kansas. Lamb of
Indiana and Campau, former member
of the committee from Michigan.
Left to Subcommittee.
It has practically been decided the
question of chairman shall be left to
a subcommittee of nine. It is said to
be the desire of Bryan that the- sub
committee Bhall make a selection In
side of two weeks.
Will Throw Influence to Bryan.
Lincoln, Neb., July 14. "I have al
ways been a republican." President
Gompers of the American Federation of
Labor caid yesterday after his confer
ence with Bryan, "but I shall vote this
fall tor Mr. Bryan and will go on the
stump for the democratic national tlck-
HOMER l. CASTLE
IS UNDER A CLOUD
Former Prohibitionist Candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania Indict
ed for Conspiracy.
Philadelphia, July ,14. True bills of
indictment, charging conspiracy In
making, printing and circulating false
financial statements of the Standard
Title and Trust company of this city,
were returned by the grand, jury here
-ecterday against Homer L. Castle of
Pittsburg, a former prohibition candi
date for governor of Pennsylvania,
and his associates ' in the promotion
of the enterprise. Others Indicted are
Charles Hunter, Philadelphia; D. C
Massington of Collingswood, N. J.;
Arthur, F., Williams, Chicago, and H.
F. Aspinwall of Freeport, 111. The
. grand 3ury. also returned indictments
against Henry Cohen' of New York
and Copnel S, .H.-Ford and H. M
Ralston 0 Chicago on charges of con
epiracy In other alleged misrepresen
? and will use all .honorable means
within my power to secure his election.
The democratic platform expresses the
principles for which the American Fed
eration of Labor and its officers have
worKed, and, of course, in' supporting
and fighting for the success of these
principles we will support and fight
for the candidates who are pledged to
carry them into effect.
"All our affiliated organizations have
been Instructed to work for justice and
right, and in their meetings they have
declared for the principles that the
democrats have embodied in their
platform. The labor organizations have
been instructed to support these dec
larations, and of course that means we
will work for the election of the men
who stand for our principles.
Believe Democrats Will Win.
"I have never experienced a defeat
in any undertaking, never hoped for
defeat, and never have given up fight
ing for an idea or principle that I firm
ly believed to be right and just. I be
lieve that in this fight we now have
on hand that we will win, and I shall
work for Mr. Bryan's election and for
the ratification of the principles that
we have advocated as officers' and as
I.ahor Liken the lMutform.
"I am well satisfied with the demo
cratic platform as promulgated at the
Denver convention, and I will do every
thing in my power to ratify that plat
form. The officials of the American
Federation of Labor seem satisfied with
the Denver platform and will support
if. The republican party has repudia
ted the demands of the working peo
ple, and in that action has taken a
stand for injustice and unfair treat
ment of labor. We do not ask for any
special privileges, but do ask for jus
tice. We did not get any impression
in that line from the republican plat
form, but the democrats went on rec-1
ord for the fair thing." ..
ELKS' CONVENTION OPENED
Feature of Day Is . Southern : Dinner
With "''Mammies'', as Waitresses.
Dallas, Texas, July 14 The formal
opening of the annual convention of
the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks took place last night.
Throughout the day and evening the
streets were literally lined with
marching clubs and brass bands. Yes
terday: afternoon nearly 1.000 persons
sat down to a typical southern dinner
in the Machinery hall at the fair
grounds, given to members of the
grand lodge and members of their
families. For waitresses there were
some two score of old "nigger mam
mies" with bandana turbans on their
William H. Atwell, past exalted
ruler of Dallas lodge and chairman
cf the executive committee, delivered
the address of welcome on the part of
the executive committee.
Detroit and Los Angeles are appar
ently the only two candidates for the
C0NNEBS IS OUT FOR BRYAN
New York Chairman Urges All Demo-
crats to Get Together.
Albany. X. Y., July 14. It is an
nounced that Chairman William J.
Conners of the democratic state com
mittee has sent letters to democratic
state committeemen and various coun
ty chairman, requesting- that-a call be
issued immediately for a meeting of
the general committee in each locality
and that arrangements made lor a
ratification meeting and to organize
Bryan and Kern clubs in each county.
"I want to have at least one ratifica
tion meeting in .every county before
the first of August," says the letter, in
"I have just returned from Denver,
frankly and sincerely feeling enthusi
astic about the ticket. One way for
the democratic party to.be successful
is for all to put their shoulders to the
wheel and do all they can to elect the
DECIDES IN FAVOR OF ROADS
Interstate Commission Knocks Out
Washington, July 14. The inter
state commerce commission today de
cided payment to certain railroads of
the elevation allowance of three-quarters
of a cent per 100 pounds was un
due and uniawful discrimination and
the defendant carriers were ordered
to discontinue Oct. 1 next such pay:
ments. . .. ... .... - ,
Bombarding the City.
St. Petersburg, July 14. A telegram
from Tabriz states a bombardment
with two guns of the Umirathis quar-
ter of the city was. begun yesterday
morning. The revolutionists replied
with a heavy rifle fire.
"Maine and Alabama Leave Guam
Guam,' July . 14. The battleships
Maine and -Alabama, bound for home
by way of the Suez canal ahead of the
battleship fleet, sailed for Manila this
afternoon. ' . ;
THE ARGUS, , T
NOT POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE
Not Wanted by Laboring Classes, Asserts President of West
ern Federation of Miners in His Annua! Report
Meetings Are Public. . ' .
Denver. Colo.. July 11. For the first
time in the history of the organization
the convention of the Western Federa
tion of Miners was thrown open to
the entire public today. All sessions
until the final- adjournment will also
IIoIcIh l uiunl.sin iwt Popular.
President Mover in his annual re
port condemns in strong language the
ending of troops into the Goldflold
district during the strike by President
Roobevelt, and expresses the belief
industrial unionism is by no means
popular, and is not wanted by the
working class of the United States.
In concluding the report Mover, re
ferring to the political .situation, says:
t Reft-rn to Convention. '
"There has just adjourned in this
city a national convention of one of
the old political parties. Before the
committee of the convention there ap
peared labor's representatives pray
ing there might be inserted in the
democratic platform an anti-injunction
Vp to the I'eople.
"Their prayer, as I am informed,
was granted and it is now for voters
of the United States to decide
whether or not this party should be
p'aced in power. Far be it from me
to say anything or do anything that
might interfere with labor's efforts,
organized or unorganized, to tempo
rarily better ; its condition. But
jave we any assurance or reason to
expect an' interpretation of these laws
favorable to labor, if they be enacted?
Courts In the Saddle.
"Mitchell is quoted as being partic
ularly gratified at having included in
this plank the right of workers to or
ganize. When we remember that fed
eral judges, by their interpretation of
DENTIST WHO KILLED FATHER-IN-LAW
PROBABLY FATALLY SHOT BY WIDOW
- Northport, N. Y.,.July 14. Standing
within a few feet, of the spot where, a
little more than two years ago, he shot
and killed his father-in-law. Dr. James
Weddell Simpson, a dentist of New
York, was shot and perhaps mortally
wounded yesterday afternoon ' by his
. mother-in-law. Mrs. Batlev L. Hornor
r'the woman he made a widow. Dr
SImion-s yife. from whom he has
Deen estraDged for many months, was
ncar wbea the shot was fired bu she
did not witness'. the shooting. ;
wit hii Aloof.
I" Upon . learning that it was her hus-
band who had been wounded, she refus-
.ed to go near him, and Dr, Simpson
UE SD AY. J ULY 1 4, 1908.
WANTED AN ENGINEER
the laws, have vested supreme power
in the executive of the state and that
no court would inquire into his acts
and when as Mitchell savs the -su
preme court of the land has so con
strued the lawg as to make it a crime
for labor to organize y.-hat have we
to hope for by placing further laws
on the statutes."
RAIL SHOP STRIKE
LEADS TO KILLING
Former Monmouth, III., Man Kills
One of Attacking Party at Mar
shal Itown, Iowa.
Marshalltown, Iowa, July 14. A fatal
culmination of the Iowa Central shop
men's strtfce came last night when
four strikers had an altercation with
W. D. Toler of Monmouth, 111., the
new roundhouse foreman, who went to
work yesterday. To'.er shot from his
coat pocket four times, killing George
W. Davis, a striking machinist helper.
Davis died instantly and while the
weapon was still smoking, and with
Toler's hand on it Officer Hass placed
Toler under arrest. The prisoner was
taken to jail and half an hour, later
Sheriff Huston and Dpputy Nicholson
in an automobile left with the 'mur
derer for some point, destination un
known, but it is believed to be either
Eidora or Waterloo. This was done
to prevent any mob violence on the."" lieac. Pssea nara oy nis team-
.. .. , ...... (matt -T P Hnlstpnd ha ran the rfia.
part of the strikers who are greatly
- Davis, the murdered man, was mar
ried and has a little adopted daugh
ter. Toler has been employed as night
roundhouse foreman at Monmouth for
had to crawl to a house 2CO feet away
to have his wound attended . to. Mrs.
Horner was later arrested and held In
$5,000 bail, while Dr. Simpson,- with
the assistance of two friends, made his
way to Roosevelt hospital in New York.
The bullet lodged in his liver and an
Immediate operation was performed to
take the bullet out. The doctors eald
that Dr. Simpson hart'otily 'a smail
chance of recovery.
- Starts cn 24-Hour Trip."
Friedrichshafen, July -14. The Zep
pelin airship made a successful depart
ure from its shed on Lake Constance
J at noon today on Its much heralded 24-
hour trip through the air
Kessler in St. Louis Republic
WINS FINAL HEAT
Sheppard of , American Team
Takes Finish of the 1,500
Run at London.
SMASHED THE OLD RECORD
Cyclists From Thrs Side of the Water
Also Take Hcnors in the Bi
London, July 14. The United
tales won the first completed event
in the Olympic games today, Flanni-
gan (American) winning the final in
the hammer throw7, distance 170 feet
4Va itrches,' beating the Olympic rec
ord; McGrath (America) second, 167
feet 11 inches; Walsh (Canada) third.
Showers again interfered with the
Shenrd Winn Final.
The final of the 1.500 meter flat race
was won by Sheppard, American; Wil
son of England, second, and Hallows of
England, third. Sheppard's time was
4 minutes and 3 2-5 seconds.
Other Qualify. ,
Another American success was scored
in the 20 kilometer cycling race In
wiiich O. G. Wints of the. New York
A. C. qualified by winning the third
heat and loth heat and the 6G0 yards
cycle race which was won by Camer
on, the only American pompetitor.
Shrpiirrd SniaxheH Kecord.
In the 1.500 meter race yesterday,
in which the greatest interest center
ed, the record for the distance was
smashed by Melvin W. Shepperd of
Khe Irish-American Athletic club of
New York, who was the first to ac
complish the trick, when, in the sec
tanee in 4:05, just 2-5 of a second
faster than that made by J. D. Light
ho.'.y of the University of. Chicago, at
the Olympic at St. Louis in 1904.
J. P. Sullivan of the Irish-American
Athletic club and Lightbody, who
were first and second respectively In
the first heat of this event, took longer
to cover, the distance, but they were
not pressed and doubtless could have
done better if It had been necessary
The best iierformance of the day.
hovever was that of M. F. HollowsJEFF TO HEIRS IN GERMANY
of Oxford, who cut two. seconds off the - .
record, much to the surprise of every
body, as 1,500 meters was considered
too short for him. : . ! v
H. I. Coe of the University of Mich
igan made a strong bid for victory In
the ' fourth heat, but was unable . to
keep up with E. V. Loney of England,
although the timfr was not particularly
brilliant. Coe finished second. ; .
HITCHCOCK PICKS 0UARTEF8
. . : T. ;
Republican Offices to Be in Metropoli
tan Life Builng. New York.
New York. July 14. Frank .. H.
Hitchcock, chairman of the republican
national committee, yesterday select
ed quarters for the committee In the
Metropolitan Life building here, which
has been the local headquarters In the
last two national campaigns. The
home of the committee will be on the
10th floor of the new Metropolitan
tower Mr. Hitchcock came here yes
terday from Washington to make the
selection. The active presidential
campaign will be inaugurated on Aug.
1, when the committee will open its
headquarters here. t
CAUSED HIS DEATH
P. English, Associated Press Man,
Dies After Returning to
Chicago. July 14. Gustavus P. Eng
lish, known in newspaper circles a3
"Johnny" English, a new editor of
the Associated Press in Chicago for
15 years, died of heart disease a- short
time after reaching his home here
from Denver last evening. English
had assisted- in reporting the demo
cratic national convention and when
he arrived home last night he com
plained of feeling fatigued. An hour
later he was dead. English, who was
63 years old. is survived by a widow
ar.d son, Albert A. English. He en
tered newspaper work 30 years ago.
BROKER STABBED TO DEATH
F. L. Mackay of Kansas City Dead as
Result of Quarrel.
.Kansas City, Mo., July 14. F. L.
Mackay, the manager of the Western
. ... . -i .1. . . T 1 v. .'President left the delegates very much
at 111 West Ninth street, was stabbed , . ... . . ...
and . killed yesterday afternoon by
James H. Chandler, an abstractor after
p.. quarrel in Mackay's office. Chandler
was arrested immediately after the
killing and taken to police headquar
ters, wnere he made a statement to
Walter Whitsett, captain of police, and
Charles Ryan, inspector of detectives.
In his statement to the police Chandler'"""'11 01 muca
said that Mackay had struck and kick
ed him. The quarrel began. Chandler
says, when he went to Mackay's office
to talk about the commission com
pany's financial affairs.
Ml LINE CAR IS PENALIZED
Contestant for Hower Trophy Loses
51 Points for Being Late.
Harrisburg; Pa., July 14. The ex
pected happened yesterday for the
Glidden and Hower contestants who
dared take chances with the "13 hoo
doo" day. As a result of the day's
slaughter there are but six teams left
with clean scores for the Glidden tro
phy and six cars tied with perfects
for the Hower. The total casualties are
two for the Gliddeu and three runa
bouts ,for the Hower. The Moline
runabout was penalized 51 points for
SUNDAY BALL IS UPHELD
Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to
Cl06e Detroit Park.
Detroit, Mich., July 14. The su
preme court at Lansing yesterday re
fused to review the decision of the
Wayne county court denying a man
damus to compel the police commis
sioner -o stop Sunday baseball. This
decision apparently leaves the Detroit
American league baseball managers
free to continue Sunday games.
WILL MAKE TRIP ON BOAT
German Singers Charter Silver Cres
cent to Go to La Crosse.
The Silver Crescent will carry the
members of the united German singing
societies of the three cities to the big
saengerfest. which is to be held at La
Crosse next week, according to the
plans which were adopted at the joint
meeting of the societies at the Turner
hall In this city Sunday. The boat will
leave Davenport at 6 o'clock the morn
ing of July 22, arriving at La Crosse
about 30 hours later.
remain there during the meeting and
will return on the 28th. About 125
singers will make the trip.
Property cf Mrs. Marra Tetens is Dis
posed of by Will of June 7, 1902. -.
The will of the late Mrs. Maria Te
tens of'Mollne was admitted to pro
bate this morning in . the county court
of Judge .R. W. Olmsted.' The docn
tnent bears the date of June 7, 1.902,
and leaves the property to the husband
and children and the children of her
ister- Mrs Anna Frledricnsen-ln Ger
j many. Her husband was named as ex
ecutor, but as he Is dead the Moline
Trust & Savings bank was appointed
executor. Nearly all the heirs men-
tioned in-the will live In Germany.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ON THE BASIS OF
Ohio Convention Held in Ad
vance of National Meet
ing at Columbus.
HITS DIVORCE LAWS
Declares Against Class Legis
lation and Infringement
Columbus, Ohio, July 14. Today
opened up lively for the prohibition
ists, with delegations from the various
states arriving and being escorted to
their respective hotels by a band head
by a gaily decorated water wagon
drawn by four milk white horses. At
tached to the rear was a mule bearing
a big placard "Missouri, Two-thirds
The state convention opened at 8:30,
but there was more Interest in the ar-1
rival of national delegates than in the
I.OMt Honor of Presiding-.
W.' Ls. Peeke of Sandusky lost the
honor of presiding as permanent chair
man of the state meeting because of
his savage attack on the churches and
anti-saloon league and against woman s
suffrage in his key-note speech yester
day. The refusal of Seaborn Wright
of Georgia to allow his name to come
before the national convention ;'for
at sea as to a candidate, but certainly
not for lack of material.
Kew Boomi Regular.
A new boom makes its appearance
every two or three hours seemingly
from the inclination among the delef
, gates already on the ground to seek
I Bome mateal which has not been
Donbt On Doctrlaea.
The platform adopted by the state
convention states while It thinks cu
forcement of prohibition is not possi
ble "except by a party in sympathy
with the law." the prohibitionists
should cooperate with other temper
ance forces "to get local temperance
conditions." The republican and dem
ocratic parties are attacked for failing
to recognize the liquor question as the
The platform declares against class
legislation, infringing on popular
rights, and favors injunction laws giv
ing justice to all concerned; initiative
and referendum; election of , United
States senators by direct vote of the
people; restriction of immigration;
stringent divorce laws; suffrage based
on intelligence and morality. - A . mo
lion to add "without regard to sex"
to the latter was lost. . .. i
A full state ticket was nominated,
be?ded by Aaron S. Watson of Ada
THE BIGGEST DAY
Fair Weather for Most Impor
tant of Week's Events of
Shriners at St. Paul. 2
IMPERIAL -COUNCIL MEETS
Ground Broken For New, $100,000
Temple Electrical Parade to
Take Place Tonight.
St. Paul, Minn., July 14. This, the
most important day of the Shrlner'sv
week, opened fair and cool. " At 9 6t
fleers and representatives of tha im
perial council assembled at the Ryan
hotel and accompanied by .visiting"
Templars, patrols and Masonic lodges
The boat wllliof St- PauU marched to the-Auditor-11
lum, where the first session oT the
imperial council was ield- . -. "
Break Ground er Temple. . ,
Enroute the marchers stopped t the '
corner of Sixth street and 8mlth ave-r
nue where ground was broken for. a;
$100,000 temple to- be erected by the
Masons of St. Paul '
This afternoon a banquet 'will hnT
given to the imperial council at the
Auditorium and tonight will occur the -electrical
parade. '. ;
NEGRO STRUNG UP IN A TREE
Mob of 100 -Takes Tennesse-BlaeV tn
Hand After Attempted Assault
Middleton, Tenri., "July. 14. Hugh;
- Jones, a negro, was strung up to trw
near here early today oy a moo 01 a .
hundred men. Jones attempted to as- -
sault a young white girt. yj