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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAH. NO. 245.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JULY 30, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GETPART OR NOTHING, QUESTION FOR
INDEPENDENCE PARTY MEMBERS
TO PONDER UPON, DECLARES BRYAN
SNAG IN RAILWAY REGULATION;
ROADS GIVE UP FOREIGN TRADE
RATHER THAN MEET CONDITIONS
THE TRUST AND THE WHISTLE
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Democrats Already Pledged to
Most of Reforms Hearst
Nebraskan Replies to Tatt Ac
ceptance Speech and Will
Say More Later On.
an, in a statement issued last night
relative to W. H. Taft's speech of ac
ceptance, repeats the charge that the
republican party is stealing his (Mr.
The Nebraskan declares that Mr.
Taft is not satisfied with, the platform
made for him at Chicago, and that in
his speech Mr. Taft amended the plat
form by nailing in some planks iden
tical with those in the democratic
platform. At the same time, Mr.
Bryan asserts, Mr. Taft condemns, his
opponent from Lincoln as a destroyer
Tuft nu Flank Approprlator.
The democratic nominee gives no
tice that he will in the near future
dwell at length on Mr. Taft's docu
ment. "I shall discuss Mr. Taft's .speech
Fairview, Lincoln, Neb., July 30.
Although the heat was oppressive this
morning, Bryan was , early at work.
After reading the platform adopted by
the independence party in Chicago, he
gave out a statement in which he point
ed out a number of planks identical
with or substantially similar to. the
planks of the democratic platform, and
Will Get Part or Nothing.
"The question that must confront a
member of the independence party in
this will be whether to assist in the
defeat of the democratic party, which
stands for so much that he favors,
merely because he cannot get all he
One or Other Will Win.
"Either the democratic party or the
republican party will win, and the vo
ter who, preferring the democratic
platform to the republican platform,
joins with the independence party,
merely assists the republican party,
and thus defeats several reforms In
which he Is interested.
Direct Vote on Senators.
"Take, for instance, the plank in fa
vor of the election of senators by the
people. The democratic party has en
dorsed that reform in its campaign ; the
republican party defeated the proposi
tion by an overwhelming vote. If the
democratic party succeeds, its members
are pledged to this reform. The repub
lican party is not pledged to it, and
the republican candidate has gone ao
further than to say he is personally in
clined toward it.
In Neeeouuiry Reform.
"This reform is necessary before any
other. reform can be secured. Is not
the independence voter justified in
helping the democratic party to secure
"So in regard to the labor question,
tariff reforms, extermination of the
principle of private monopoly, and the
remedying of other evils which have
grown up under republican administra
tions. Off era Beat Cbanee.
"The question is not whether one
can get all the reforms that he wants,
but how he can get the most reforms.
The democratic party offers him the
Lest opportunity at this time."
IleplieM to Taft.
Lincoln, Neb., July 30. W. J. Bry
as I .deal with the various subjects
upon which it treats," says Mr. Bryan.
"For instance, in a speech at Topeka
between now and Sept. 1 I shall dis
cuss the guaranty of bank deposits
f.nd contrast Mr. Taft's position with
the democratic position. In my Labor
day speech at Chicago Sept. 7 I shall
discuss his attitude on the labor ques
tion. In other speeches I shall dwell
on his attitude on the tariff question
the trust question, and other ques
tions upon which he has expressed
"The most noticeable feature of Mr.
Taft's speech is his attempt to amend
the republican, plauform by engraft
ing upon it some of the planks of the
democratic platform. He is evidently-
net satisfied with the work of his con
vention and is deeply impressed by
tne work of the democratic conven
Snyn Opponent Fear I'prlitinK.
"He is uncharitable, however," in not !
giving the democratic party credit for
having pointed out the reforms his
twn convention! repudiated, but which
he. in a half hearted way, indorses.
The speech shows that he fears the
uprising which republican abuses
have caused, and yet hesitates to
aoopt real and substantial reforms."
Confirmation was given by Mr. Bry
an to the story that it was his inten
tion not to make an extended cam
paign tour, but only to deliver a few
r re pared speeches at central points
before October, and, that during. that
mcnth he expects to remain at home
and assist in the educational work o
the campaign through the discussion
cf public questions in tie form of
signed articles, interviews and let
ters. "I am not prepared to announce the
number of speeches I will make or
the places where I will make them,"
saM the Nebraskan. "Besides speak
ing at Topeka in August and at Chi
cigo on Labor day I shall attend the
democratic convention at Peoria Sept.
9, the notification of Mr. Kern at In
dianapolis oni a date not yet fixed, and
a farmers' congress at Madison, Wis.,
about Sept. 2C."
know Grosscup was here until after
he had left.
HOPES OF VICTORY
FOR ENGLAND LOST
Hill, Harriman, Berwynd Syn
dicate and Canadian Lines
Cambridge Crew Depended Upon to
Win International Regatta Beaten
Out by Belgians.
Henley, July 30. The Cambridge
eight, on which the United Kingdom
depended to win the championship in
the eight-oared contest, was defeated
In the international regatta this after
noon in the fourth heat by the
Belgium crew belonging to the club
of Nautique de Grand. This crew holds
the Henley grand challenge. Although
the Belgians will have to fight out -the
final with Leander, British hopes for
victory have almost completely van
NEW INCENTIVE FOR CALLING THE WORKMEN
BACK TO THE MILLS.
Oe Mar in Philadelphia fUoord.
FLORIDA MOB HAS BL00DYBATTLE
WITH SHERIFF AND HANGS A NEGRO
Makes Two Determined Attacks . Upon Jail at , Pensacola and
Secures Victim After Two Are Dead and Three
Delay Over Reconstruction
Ministry Causes Murmur
SET IN FIRE MEET
Pensacola, Fla., July 30. Mrs. Will
iam Davis, whose throat was cut by a
negro, Leander Shaw, who was lynch
ed here last night, is alive today but
cannot recover. Shaw's body was cu:
down this morning by the authorities.
Two Shot Three Will Die.
Pensacola, Fla., July 30. Two men
dead and a score wounded, some prob
ably fatally, is the record of an at
tempt last night by a mob to storm
tfce jail and take out a negro, Leander
.Shaw, who yesterday assaulted Mrs.
William Davis near here.
The dead are:
H. C. NELSON, street car con
The fatally wounded are:
A H. Knowles, a member of the
hiob. . '
Charles Turner, a member of the
nattered Gate Down.
The mob numbered probably 1,000
persons, about a dozen of whom by
using railroad rails upon the iron gate
Sioux City Team Do Mile in 1:15 Flat
in Free-for-All at Clinton, Iowa,
of the jail ward battered it down, a
big crowd joined hi the attack and
was met by the sheriff with half a
dozen . deputies who after a warning
from the sherffT" fired upon the mob.
This was answered, by the crowd
which poured volley after volley Into
the jail windows, wounding two depu
ties. The mob was momentarily driv
en back with many wounded and one
dead as a result of the deadly aim f
Afmidnight the mob which in the
meantime had been reinforced, made
another attack. The officers were over
powered by men who had crept over
the rear wall and covered them with
iifles and revolvers: others broke
down the cell door and took Shaw out.
The negro was carried to the center
of the plaza and hanged to an electric
light pole, after which fully 500 shots
were fired Into his dangling body. In
the last attack on the Jail, H. C. Nel
son, a street car conductor, was
killed, while two deputies and four or
five of the mob were wounded. The
mob dispersed after killing Shaw.
What Government Attorneys
Propose Doing in Standard
Chicago, July 30. The restraining
order Issued by the federal court at
Cincinnati, preventing the government
from interfering with that portion of
the pure food law ordering distillers
to label their product "alcohol" instead
of "spirits," as was the practice, stands.
according to the ruling by Judge Kohl
saat in the United States circuit court
STATEMENT AFTER MEETING
Case Will Be Pushed to Speedy Trial
and Mistakes of First Hearing
. Profited by.
NO WORD RECEIVED FROM ASIA
General Amnesty for Ottomans in the
United States Is Proclaimed
at New York.
Constantinople, July 30. Although
demonstrations in the streets of Con
stantinople over the granting of a con
stitution have practically ceased, there
Ve signs of much dissatisfaction
among the public at the delay in the
reconstruction of the ministry by the
Introduction of liberal sentiments. The
situation still lacks clearness, and it is
Impossible at present ,to forecast the
next development with any degree of
; Young Tnrka Maaters.
The young Turks are masters of Con
stantinople and ' the European prov
inces, and. except In the capital feeling
is anything but favorable to the sultan.
Even in Constantinople disloyal cries
were heard during the recent street
demonstrations. - Hardly any news has
been received from the Asiatic prov
inces, and this is regarded as' disquiet
' Amnrxty for American Turku.
New York. July 30. The sultan of
Tin key, through the Turkish consul
general in this city. Mundjl Dey, today
proclaimed general amnesty to all po
litical fugitives, regardless of race. In
tlits country. This relates
Clinton, Iowa, July 30. Paddy and
Prince of Sioux City broke the world'3
record this afternoon in the free-for-all
race at the state tournament. Time,
Clinton,' Iowa, July 30. The ' state
championship race was the feature of
the first day of the annual tournament
of the Iowa State Firemen's associa
tion, 10 teams entering the contest.
which was won by Paddy and Prince
of Sioux City time, 1:16 3-5. The race
included bunk, hitch, half-mile run and
coupling. Jack and Jack of Des Moines
were second, 1:171-5, and Bonny and
Beauty of Clinton, third, 1:18.
3t'B WAY FINEST Itj THE WORLD
Last Sections of Big Philadelphia Un
dertaking Finally Inspected.
Philadelphia, July 30. The last sec
tlons of the Market street subway
extending from the city hall east to
the Delaware river were officially in
spected today. 'The subway was de
clared to be one of the finest in the
world. The cost is approximately
NEW PLAN TO AID
PEACE IN WORLD
Agreement Among Nations Not to Ex
ceed Previous Expenditures for
Term of Years Proposed.
London, July 30. The universal
peace conference today passed a reso
lution expressing the opinion that a
permanent and practical method to
arrest the growth of armaments would
be n agreement for a short term of
yc-ais not to exceed the average total
expenditure for army and navy made
fay each, country during the perjod
whjch had elapsed between the hold
ing of the first and second Hague
CALLED IN FRANCE
Democrats Nominate Governor.
Charleston, W. Va., Jnly 30. Louis
Bennett "was nominated for governor
on the first ballot just before dawn
this morning by the democratis state
The convention adopted the so-called
"Jim Crow" and negro disfranchise
ment planks of the platform. , ,
Killing of Workmen by Troops Protest
ed by Suspension of Work for '
Period of 24 Hours.
Sand Point, Idaho, July 30. Abe At
tell was awarded the decision over
Eddie Marino at the end of a 10-round
to about, battle last night. Marino was out-
200,000 Armenians and others In the j classed and was given a hard pummel
United States. - I Ing.
Paris, July 30. A general strike of
24 hours, declared by the general fed
eration of labor as a protest against
the killing of workmen .by. troops at
Vigneux, went into operation this morn
ing. Reports indicate 50,000 men in
the building and allied trades stopped
work. . No trouble is feared in Paris,
but an extra regiment of cavalry has
been ordered to Vigneux, where a gi
gantic demonstration is planned.
TO STOP HAND
OF LUMBER CO.
Attorney Generals of Sev
eral States Advance
on Alleged Combine
Emporia, Kan., July 30. In the dis
trict court here today Attorney Gen
eral Jackson filed ouster quo warranto
injunction suits against the Yellow
Pine association of St. Louis. At the
same hour, it was stated, the attor
ney generals of Missouri, Texas and
Oklahoma filed similar suits im their
respective states in a concerted ef
fort to break up what is alleged. to be
au illegal combine to raise the price
of lumber to a figure said to be un
reasonable and fictitious
Action at St. Loula.
St. Louts, July 30. A suit was filed
for Attorney General Hadley in the
circuit court today to enjoin a dozen
lumber companies and firms from en
tering Into an alleged unlawful agree
Taft at Hot Springs, Va.
Hot Springs, Va., July 30. Judge
Taft and party reached Hot Springs
from Cincinnati at 10:35 today. The
trip was without Incident.
Sustains Injunction Against Labeling
Distillers' Product "Alcohol" In
stead of "Spirits."
DUTCH READY FOR TROUBLE
Order Warship to Proceed at Once to
Caribbean Sea. j
The Hague, July 30. Orders have
been issued that the battleship Jacob
Van Heemskerk be made ready to sail
for the Caribbean sea. -It Is expected ; cup.
it will start without delay.
Lenox, Mass., July 30. Every ef
fort of the United States government
will be put forth to secure a revision
of the recent decision of the United
States court of appeals in the case
of the Standard Oil company of In
This statement was issued yester
day afternoon, by Attorney General
Douiiparie. Application tor a reargu
ment of the case and a motion for
modification of the opinion will be
made. At the same time the pending
proceedings against the Standard Oil
company and all other proceedings
for giving or receiving rebates will
be pressed for trial.
Text of Statement.
Bonaparte's statement is as follows
"The government will make every
effort in its power to secure a rev I
sion of the recent decision and opin
ion of the circuit court of appeals for
the seventh circuit in the case of the
Standard Oil company of Indiana.
either by the court of appeals itself
or if necessary, by the supreme court
of the United States. The gentlemen
who have been In consultation with
me unite in my opinion that in the
interest of impartial and effective ad
ministration of our laws, such action
on the part of the government is Im
peratively demanded by the circum
stances of the case and the possible
consequences if this opinion should
stand as authority without question
by the government. To this end ap
plication for a reargument of the
case and a motion for modification of
the opinion, will be submitted to the
circuit court of appeals on behalf of
the United States at the earliest pos
sible moment. Other appropriate steps
will be taken afterward, their charac
ter to be determined by the court's
action upon this application
Trial Will Be Hurried.
Pending prosecutions In which the
granting or receiving, of rebates or of
fenses of like character are charged
will be pressed to trial and judgment
by the government with all possible
energy and as promptly as may be
practicable. In the view of the gov
ernment's legal advisors, the reversal
of judgment In the case recently de
cided in no wayaffects the merits of
that controversy or the necessity and
duty of bringing to punishment If
possible in this and other cases any
individual or corporation shown to
have evaded or defied the laws."
Not Acquainted with Prentice.
In this connection . Bonaparte, took
occasion to declare there Is no truth
whatever in the published story that
W. Parmelee Prentice, son-in-law of
John D. Rockefeller, had given or
was to give a dinner to the attorney
general, Rockefeller and Judge Gross-
Bonaparte says he is not ae
quainted with Prentice and did not
FOR PRINT PAPER MARKET
Open Sales Arranged by the Newspa
per Publishers' Association.
New York, July 30. It is proposed
to establish an open market for news
paper print paper in this city. An
auction sale of 100 tons of print paper
in carload lots is announced for Aug.
by John Norris. of ...the American
Newspaper Publishers' association
Frequent similar auction sales are to
follow. It Is believed that this will
have the effect of making a fixed price
and stop the business of selling at
BIG BLOW TO COUNTRY
Juts Off Oriental Commerce
Publicity Ruling Fattl to
FORMER GOVERNOR IS DEAD
Washington, July 30. The report
that the transcontinental railroads, con
trolled by James J. Hill, Edward H.
Harriman, the Berwynd syndicate and
the Canadian government, have deter
mined to surrender their export trade
lo imna, japan, New Zealand and Aus
tralia Nov. 1, has created a great deal
of interest at the offices of the inter
state commerce commission in this
Would Fulfill Prediction.
If this is true, it will merely fulfill
the prediction that has been made by
railroad officials who have resisted the
enforcement of the' rule of the commis
sion by which they are obliged to pub-
nsn tne portion of their export rate
which goes to railroads for. hauling
shipments to seaports and to give no
tice of any increase or decrease in
lln Not Been Notified.
The purpose of the transcontinental
roads to take this action has not been
brought to the attention of the commis
sion, which has full power to modify
its rulings in order to meet objections
of carriers should they care to do so.
But as this matter has been very fully
considered by the commission, it is
not regarded as likely that their rul
ings in this respect will be changed. '
The railroads have claimed ever
since the rule became effective they
could not comply with it and conduct
their export trade.
To Provide the Cash. . . .
New York. July 30. At a confer
ence yesterday in the office of Kuhn,
Loeb & Co. E. H. Harriman, Geofge
J. Gould and Jacob H. Schiff arranged
a tentative plan by which a syndicate.
neaaea py Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and
Blair & Co., is to furnish the Wabash,
railroad with funds to meet the
000;000 Wheeling & Lake Erie notes
which nature next Saturday and which
James H. Budd of California, Promi
Stockton. Cal.. Julv 30. Jamea H.
are guaranteed by the Wabash.
mis ueveiopmeni ir oi lar-reacnmg
significance, in that it means the vir
tual abandonment of George Gould's
attempt to form a competitive trans
continental line consisting of the
Western Pacific, Denver . & Rio
Grande, Missouri Pacific, Wabash.
Wheeling & Lake Erie, Wabash-Pitts
burg terminal and the Western Mary
Gould Hold to Wext.
It probably means, according to the
interpretation placed upon it la finan
cial circles, that E. H. Harriman Is to
play an important part in Wheeling
& Lake Erie, Wabash-Pittsburg ter
minal and Western Maryland, while
Mr. Gould will be able to maintain
the independence of his systems west
of St. Louis.
It will mean a close traffic alliance
between the Erie railroad, which will
acquire a Pittsburg terminal, and the
Wheeling & Lake Erie, now in bank
ruptcy. It means the double track
ing of the Wheeling & Lake Erie
system and the development of the
Lorain Steer property at Lorain, Ohio,
and long prominent in the democratic
party, died at his residence early today
after an illness of a fortnight of urae
mia, aged 58.
Discovery Indicates Mrs.
Gunness Flay Have
Laporte, Ind., July 30. Coroner
Mack announced today Dr. Walter
Gaines of Chicago, who analyzed the
stomach of Andrew Helgellen, the last owned by tne united
victim of Mrs. . Belle Gunness, finding corporation.
strychnine and arsenic in fatal doses, Show. Count of Pennsylvania.
has also found In the stomachs of Mrs. I The fact that Kuhn, Loeb & Co.,
Gunness' two children arsenic and! the Pennsylvania and Harriman bank-
strychnine In quantities sufficient tolers, have agreed to finance the Wheel-
have caused death. This discovery I ing & Lake Erie notes, means that the
has upset many former theories in the I Pennsylvania railroad also has given
case, and has opened up the possibility its consent to the financial rehabillta
of Mrs. Gunness having killed her chll- tion of the Wheeling & Lake Erie,
dren in the same manner In which she! Wabash-Pittsburg terminal and West-
took the lives of her victims, and ended em Maryland, three bankrupt Gould
her own life with a fatal dose. properties.
WAR SECRETARY'S SON HURT ANOTHER IS SHOT
OH OHIO STEAMER
Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Wounded in Man
ner Similar to Woman on Boat
With Judge Taft.
Wright's Leg Broken
Fight With Man.
Memphis, Tenn., July 30. Semmes
Wright, youngest son of General Luke
F. Wright, is In a. local hospital with
a broken leg sustained in- a fight with
an unidentified man in a narrow alley
way last night. The fight began when
the men bumped into each other in I Cincinnati, Ohio, July 30. Charles
the passageway. Wright fell' to theHawks. ased 16, was shot by an un
pavement with his leg doubled tjd and I knovnx person late yesterday as the
his opponent on top. Wright's opDon- steamer Island Queen was going up
ent escaped. I the 'river, near the same place whence
tne snots were tired that struck Mrs.
Australian Village Destroyed. v I Russell while on the steamer on Taft
Innsbruck, Australia, July 30. The notification night. The police believe
village of Mehr-Ies-Bams has been de-Ian irresponsible person along the river
stroyed by a landslide. Sixteen per-1 is doing the shooting. They are mak-
song are- reported killed, , . ling efforts to solve both mysteries. .