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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 257.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 13. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS. "
NO BIG STICK FOR BRYAN IF HE IS
ELECTED PRESIDENT, HE TELLS A
VISITING DELEGATION OF FARMERS
IOWA REPUBLICAN STANDPATTERS
LAY THEIR BURDEN AT TAFT'S FEET;
HEPBURN CARRIES IT TO VIRGINIA
Will Try to Lead With Lovf,
Rather Than Coerce by
ACCEPTS A BIG GOURD
Declares it Typical of Republi
can Stick and Policies Be
cause It's Empty.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 13. Bryan
showed no immediate effects from his
exertions yesterday and today resumed
the usual routine of receiving callers
and preparing speeches, which he will
deliver within the next two weeks.
Several hundred farmers from Otoe
county, -Nebraska, today presented the
ncminee with a "big stick" gourd.
They also handed him a campaign
contribution of .? subscribed by 50
of their number.
Will ! Imc llir Stlrk.
In accepting the gourd and the con
t'ibution Bryan assured the visitors,
if elected to the presidency, the "big
slick" would not be in evidence, be
lieving it easier to lead the people
through their love than to control
them through their fears. He said
one of the chief reasons for the delay
of reform has been that great cor
relations have been supplying the re
publican party with its campaign fund
and then controlling its policies after
Will Come Kroin IVofilc.
The democratic campaign fund is
coming from the people and the peo
ple will control 'the administration in
case of a democratic victory. It
marks the beginning of a new era in
politics. An era in which the govern
ment will really belong to the people
and be administered by the people
for their own protection and for the
tdvanccment of its pttMie-welfare.
I.nrurr lnflii-n-r for I'arnirr.
II. H. 'Hanks, who headed the dele
gation, made the presentation. In re
plying, Bryan said in part: "It is fit
ting Mr. Hanks, that you should be
selected to speak for this body of
farmers for you are not only inter
ested in farming, but you represent
an increasing element among the ag
riculturalists. ' You have not only pre
pared yourself for the work of a far
mer, but yon have prepared yourself
for participation in all the depart
ments of life's work with the develop
ment of our agricultural colleges and
higher education of our farmer boys,
the farmer is going to have a larger
Influence in shaping the government.
lOmply an the II nil Thinic.
"The gourd which "you present cer
tainly looks very much like the 'big
flick' as we have seen it caricatured,
and I think the' gourd is a fitting em
Mem to represent republican policies,
for the 'big stick, which has been so
loudly praised, has not accomplished
a great deal in the way of actual
legislation. Republican leaders have
IS GIVEN A TOKEN
Admiral Sperry Presented With
Message to President From
ASK HIM TO VISIT THEISLANDS
People and Government According the
American Battleships a Most
Oyster Buy, Aug. 13. President
Roosevelt received the following cable
gram from Admiral Sperry, command
er-in-chief of the American Atlantic
fleet now -at Auckland. N. Z.: "The
gokcrnment and people of New Zea
land are according the fleet a remark
ably enthusiastic reception. The prime
minister and other members of the
executive council, acting for the peo
pie of the dominion, have presented
PrcEident Roosevelt, tnrougn me. a
beantrful token and a message of ad
n. 'ration and regard for him and his
lire's work, concluding with an earn
est and cordial invitation to him to
vlbit New Zealand."
The president today sent the follow
in rr reply: "Am greatly pleased with
jotrr telegram. Please convey to the
prime minister my hearty thanks and
expressions of sincere regard, friend-
shin and admiration which th5 people
of this country entertain for the people:
of New Zealand. - Extend my congrat
uUtions to the fleet."
"o steadfastly opposed reform that the
big stick' has been quite, empty, as
empty as this gourd, in actual results.
Then. too. the gourd may fitly sym
bolize the hollowness of republican
promises and in fact that republican
policies have nothing in them of good
:o the farmer. I shall be glad to ac
cept the 'big stick' gourd, although
if the democratic party wins, the 'big
stick' will not be in evidence.
"The democratic idea is not coercion
by force, but justice that will appeal
to the hearts of men, for it is easier
to had the people through their love
.'han control them through their fears.
t the Krpulilienn Wny.
I have been informed that on ttic
way to Lincoln, a collection was taken
up on the train and that 50 farmers
gave 1 apiece to our campaign fund.
I want to thank them for this mani
festation of their interest in our cause.
!n ISM a free excursion was one of
the features of the republican cam
paign. It is significant that you not
only pay your fare to attend this noti
fication meeting but in addition make
I his contribution to the campaign
SlnleH 1 Act lnil-endVntl y.
Chicago, Aug. 13. The democratic
national campaign fund will be raised
through appeals made to individual
states for contributions. Each state,
under the direction of its national
committeeman or financial representa
tive designated for the purpose, will
determine its own method of raising
money. The general plan became
known today on the arrival here of
Chairman Mack from Lincoln, Neo..
and the plan is understood to hive met
the entire approval of Bryan.
John V. Kern and members of the
campaign text book committee accom
panied Mack to this city. Kern will
leave later in the day for his home in
May Np1 n Million.
The financial committee generally
agree between half a million and a
million will be required to finance the
legitimate expenses of the coming
TRUE BILLS RESULT
OF DIVORCE SUIT
Three Accused of Having Induced
Gould Witness to Swear to
New York, Aug. 13. The grand jury
today found indictments accusing Mrs
ijcnjannn real, Harry ai. Mouseiy, a
private detective, and Julia Fleming,
a seamstress, of attempting subordina
tion of perjury in inducing Mabel Mac
Causlin to give false evidence against
Frank J. Gould in divorce proceedings
HARRIMAN AND GOULD WIN
Plaintiffs Seeking $27,000,000 Worth cf
Bonds Reprimanded by Court.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 13. George
Gould, E. 11. Harriman, and other offi
cials of the Union Pacific Railroad
company were defendants in a suit in
which the United States court of ap
peals for the district of St. Louis hand
ed clown a decision yesterday giving
the plaintiffs a severe reprimand. The
action was the result of a controversy
over the ownership of $'27,2!!),O00 worth
of bonds of the Union Pacific railroad,
claimed by the administrators of the
estate of Charles Durkee, who died in
Wisconsin in 1870. The court charac
terized the suit as a fraud-
TONY PASTOR IS NEAR DEATH
Well Known Theatrical Manager Wor
ried Into Illness.
New York; Aug. 13. Tony Pastor,
a widely known theatrical manager,
Is seriously ill at his home at Elm-
eiusi, i-. i., ana it is feared ne can
not survive the day. Pastor's illness
is the result of a general breakdown
cr.used through worry over business,
which has not been profitable of late
CONVENTION IS ADJOURNED
Arr.erican Federation of Catholic
- ' cieties Closes Session.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 13. The
American f ederation or Catholic so
cieties finished Its convention yester
day by reelecting Edward Feeney of
Brooklyn, president, selecting Pitts
burg for next year's meeting and com
pleting its platform.
The planks adopted yesterday com
mend tne encyclical or the pope
asrinst false religious teachings; urge
religions' teaching in schools; deplore
the disregard of . the observance of
Sunday; reject the main teachings of
socialism, and endorse the "plan for
an EESOciaticn for Catholic young men.
Lutherans Reelect President.
Chicago, Aug. 13. The Luther
'League of America today reelected
William C. Steever
- 1 president anil elected Luther
Kunns of Omaha secretary.
TO ASK REHEARING
District Attorney Sims Prepar
ing Next Step in Stand
ard Oil Case
rO COLLECT THAT BIG FINE
Petition Is Denied Government
Will at Once Appeal to the
, U. S. Supreme Court.
Washington, Aug. 13. District
toruev Sims of Chicago will file
the United States circuit court of ap
peals in a few days a petition for a
-cheating of the famous Standard Oil
case" with" its $29,000,000 fine.
Mr. Sims has prepared the petition,
which makes about 40 typewritten
pages. Copies of it have been re
ceived at the department of justice
and have been forwarded to the at
torney general and also to Solicitor
General Hoyt. As soon as thy have
examined the petition they will re
turn it "with such changes as they
have to suggest, and Mr. Sims will
then file the papers.
Taken I All PoIiMm.
The petition is exhaustive. It takes
up all the points at issue which, the
circuit court of appeals disposed of ad
versely jo the government, and by ar
gument points out wherein the court
erred from the viewpoint of tha gov
ernment. Much stress is laid upon
'he question of judicial discretion.
which may- be considered the principal
one involved. The government strong
ly contends that Judge Iindis did not
exceed his discretion in assessing the
maximum he imposed. Cases are
cited in support of the position which
THREE HUNDRED PASSENGERS SPEED
FAR ON TRAIN
Battle Creek, Mich., Aug. 13. With
Engineer Charles Strang lying injured
alongside the track and the fireman
busy on the back of the tender, a
Grand Trunk flyer, east bound, ran
for miles yesterday afternoon with no
guiding hand at the throttle and with
300 passengers in the coaches, calmly
Eazing out of the windows, ignorant
of the fact that they were riding on a
Florin Sent Vacant.
Finishing his work on the tender,
the fireman returned to the cab to
And the engineer's seat , vacant. The
freman brought the train to a stop
and backed it up until the engineer
METHODIST CHURCH OPENS FIGHT FOR
CHOICE OF NEW SPEAKER OF HOUSE
Baltimore, Aug.' 13. The Methodist
Episcopal church has begun an active
crusade for the election, of a speaker
of the national house of representa
tives "who will allow congress to vote
on the 'interstate liquor shipment
bill.'" The church, which has over
3,000,000 communicants, has created
the Temperance Society of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church, with authority
to represent the denomination in all
temperance matters. An official ad-
dress has been issued to all members
M. of the denomination aski.ig their co
louration. The "shipment bill," -which
the government takes. What consti
tutes a separate offense under the law
and the propriety of the summons of
John D. Rockefeller sue among other
features of the petition.
Will .ifl If ItPjt-clril.
Should the circuit court of appeals
decline to grant a rehearing, or upon
rehearing adhere to its former deci
sion, the government will go to the
supreme court of the United States
and ask a writ of certiorari for a re
view of that court of the points at
;ssue. The officials of the department
of justice entertain no doubt that the
writ if asked will bo granted, but no
such confidence is harbored that the
circuit court of appeals can be pre
vailed noon to reverse itself.
SPURS TO MURDER
LosiAngeles Man Kills Son and Daugh
ter With an Ax and Then Cuts
Ixis Angeles. Aug. 13. Driven in
sane by religious mania, H. J. Dufty,
aged Co, today attacked and killed his
son and daughter with an ax and then
cut his own throat with a razor, in
flicting fatal injuries. The tragedy oc
curred this morning at the home of
Dufty's son Fred. Dufty had been on
the verge of violent insanity, it is said,
for weeks from religious enthusiasm.
KING GOES 10 MARIENBAD
British Ruler Bids Adieu to Emperor
iKchl, Aug. 13.-King Edward left
for Marienbad, where he will take the
waters, this morning. Emperor Fran
cis Joseph, who displayed wonderful
activity during Edward's visit, was at
the railway station to bid his royal
was found lying beside the track with
his left arm broken, shoulder crushed
and skull fractured.
It is supposed the engineer lost his
balance in leaning from the window
to look for a hot box.
Farmers Urged to Cooperate.
Washington, Aug. 13. Cooperation
among the farmers in the purcnase
and sale of necessities will receive
yie support of President Roosevelt's
new commission to consider better
ment of farm life and agricultural
conditions. This was made evident
at. a conference between Gifford Pin
chot of the commission., and the
has been pending in congress for at
least five years, does not seek to im
pose prohibition on any locality, but
provides that liquor shipped from one
state to another shall immediately
upon crossing the boundary become
subject to the laws of the state into
which it is consigned.
- "The speaker of the national house
of representatives," says the address,
"absolutely controls its proceedings
He is opposed to this legislation and
has used the power of his office to
hold it in the judiciary committee, ap
pointed by him,' on the alleged cround
that it is unconstitutional."
Kessler in St, Louis Republlo.
Colorado Federation of Labor
Approves of Democratic
LETTER FROM GOMPERS READ
Effort to Secure Reconsideration Fails
lonominiously Tammany Hall
in Line, Too..,
Denver. Colo.. Aug. 13. The Col
orado Federation of Labor, in conven
tion here yesterday, endorsed the
democratic party in the national cam
paign. The endorsement was given
when a long communication from
President Samuel Gompers and the
members of the executive council of
ihe American Federation of Labor,
in which the republican party was
denounced and the democratic party
upheld, was read.
The convention was thrown 'into a
turmoil when some delegates charged
that the convention had been jobbed
and that the federation had pledged
the support of the democratic party
contrary , to the wish of many mem
bers but efforts to secure a reconsid
eration of the action were unavailing.
Tnmmnny In I.I nr.
New York,' Aug. 13. Tammany
last night adopted resolutions formal
ly endorsing the democratic national
ticket and pledging its loyal efforts to
bring about the election of Bryan and
THOUGHT WIFE A BURGLAR
rvenosna Man snoots i-ieipmaie wneni
She Gets Up to Close winaow.
Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 13. Mistaking
her for a burglar, F. J. Long, a car
penter, yesterday morning shot and
severely wounded his wife, Lorina
Long at their home. The shot struck
the woman on the right side of the
ace tearing a great hole in her face,
knocking out two teeth, and breaking
the lower jawbone.
Earlier in the night Long had
thought there was a burglar in theYQLENCt ON CANADIAN HUAU
house and had been nervous as a ro-
ull. taking the revolver from a
drawer and placing it under his pil-
low. Mrs. Long knew nothing of the
burglar scare, and just after midnight,
when the heavy rain began to fall,
he left the bed and went into the
dining room adjoining to close a
te window when her husband heard
her. and, half awake and half asleep.
he pulled out the revolver and fired
Mrs. Long fell to the floor at the first
NEW LEAGUE IS FOR PEACE
Typographical Union Learns Object of
Recent Organization. '
Boston. Aug. 13. The attitude of
the newly formed Printers' league, an
association of employers, toward, labor
was laid before the International Ty
pographical union convention yester
day by Charles Francis of New York,
president of the league. His remarks
were or sucn interest and were re
ceived with such approval that they
were made part of the records of the
Mr. Francis said that the newly
formed league seeks peace and har-
mony, favors unions, the settlement!
of troubles, by arbitration and dhv
courages strikes and lockouts. He jmander of the Grand Army of the Re-land talked about the 'Aldrich-Vree--rrged
cooperation, and said that he public, died at his home today of pneu-jiand bill, which he denounced ' as
hoped next-year the two organizations monia. 'vicious. .' . .
would hold conventions simultaneous-
ly and in adjoining halls.
The convention continued its work
yesterday by adopting a change in its
by-laws which aims at putting' fore
men in union printing shops under
stricter rules regarding the discharge
Will Call No Progressive Conference
to Settle Question of Successor
to Senator Allison.
Des Moines. Iowa. Aug. 1
ernor Cummins last evening issued a
statement upon the matter of the suc
cession to the late United States Sen
ator William B. Allison.
'The time has come," he said,
'when I may with jiropriety put to
rest some of the rumors current in
the state. It has been stated that 1
will soon cell a conference of progres
sive republicans to consider the sen
atorial subject. I do not expect to
call .any such conference. Senator
Allison's death has created certain
questions which I must decide, not
as a candidate for office, but as gov
ernor of the state.
T invite help In the solution of the
problems, whether from political sup
porters or political opponents, bnt
when all is said and when the time
comes to act the decision will be my
own and I will take the whole respon
sibility for it."
CHRIS MAMER MAY
HAVE LOST OUT
McCan Davis Appears to Have De
feated Supreme Court Clerk for
Chicago, Aug. 13. One of the chief
surprises of the primaries developed
last night when it was discovered that
J. McCan .Daiis, veteran newspaper
correspondent of Springfield, had de
feated Christopher Mamer for supreme
court clerk by C36 votes. Final re
turns are at hand from every county
excepting Henry. A revision of the
vote is likely to increase Davis' show
ing. Mamer has been in public office
for 25 years and was considered invin
cible. Davis is under no pledges to
accept a straight salary and turn back
the surplus fees, but he promises to
give a business administration.
Returns from belated districts did
not make much change in the guber
natorial contest, Deneen's majority
still remaining slightly in excess of
TAYLOR TO RETURN
AND FACE A TRIAL
Fuqitive Former Governor of Kentucky
Mav Leave State That Has Pro-
Iiouisville, Aug. 13. The Evening
Post savs: "It is announced today on
authority of a close friend of former
Governor W. S. Taylor that Taylor
will return to Kentucky from Indian-
apolis for trial on the charge of corn-
I plicity in the Goebel murder case im-
I mediately after the November election.
I Windows of Train Broken and Rail
- Removed From Track.
I Winnipeg, Aug. 13. The Transcon-
Itinental Canadian Pacific railroad ex-
press arriving here this morning had
all the windows in the Pullman car
I broken between Brandon and Broad-
I view. A rail was removed from the
night. An excursion tram was going
out, and a disaster was averted by
trackmen who found the gap in the
HASS1N NEMMER IS HELD
By Coroner's Jury on Charge of Being
Murderer of Boy,
Chicago, Aug. 13. rHassin Nemmer
vas held by the coroner s jury yester-
day on the charge of being the mur -
rierer of Tuffffa Hhashem. the Syrian
- Jiad whose body was recovered niece
meal a fortnight ago from various
places, including Mud lake and theowcr rates and no discriminations,
Nemmer is a Turk and a devout
Musselmari. Nemmer insisted that he
I was innocent of the crime charged
Former G. A. R. Commander Dead.
Pontlac, " 111:, Aug. 13. H, H. Mc
Doweil, at one time department "com-
Has Conference With Republi
can Nominee Over the Po
HITCHCOCK IS BUSY
Hosing Washington Headquar
tersWill Gome to Chi
cago in Near Future.
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 13. Extreme
gratification over the showing to
wards the perfected organization
made yesterday by National Chairman
Hitchcock was expressed by Candi
date Taft today.
Yesterday's conference was really
the first business meeting I have had
with the national chairman since the
organization for the campaign begun,"
Mtu-h Work Dnnf.
"The amount of work that has been
lone is surprising, but is decidedly
satisfactory. We took up one thina
after another at one sitting of more
than three hours. Throughout there
were Dothing but the most harmoni
ous and unanimous conclusions
reached. Particularly was this the
case m handling the Ohio situation.
With Hitchcock's methods I am more,
than satisfied. He has a wonderful
grasp on the work he is doing and
plans a long way ahead."
own Puzzle Up to Taft.
Representative Hepburn of Iowa,
wno reached here today, had a con
ference w-itb, Taft, particularly on' the
situation in his state, where normal
political Conditions have been dis
turbed by the death of Senator Alli
It developed today during "some one
of his recent rides Taft was thrown
from his horse, but escaped injury.
The accident was due to the weak
ankles of the horse. Taft is in the
market for another horse in posses
sion of the necessary requirements
of weight and strength.
Ilitrhrook at anhlnKon.
Washington, D. C. Aug. 13. Na
tional Chairman Hitchcock arrived in
Washington this' morning from Hot
Springs, Va., and will Start for Chi
cago this afternoon to meet the east-
and western officials of the na
tional committee Saturday and open
western headquarters. Hitchcock had
no political engagements here toda.T
but is closing and surrendering th
looms used as Taft's pre-convention
Will Not Make a Tour.
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 13. Judge
Taft, Chairman Hitchcock and A. I.
Vorys were in conference most of yes
terday. Hitchcock stated that Taft
would make no speeches outside of Cin
cinnati during Ihe campaign. Ii was
also announced that Governor Hughes,
in addition to opening of the Ohio cam-
pa ign at loungstown feepr. t, win oe
one of the speakers in Maine and Ver
mont, and that Secretary Wilson or
the agricultural department will also
take part in the campaign in the last
two named states.
Secretary La Follette Denies
Before Epworth Assembly
That He is a Democrat.
Declares Fight to Secure Lower Rail
Rates and No Discrimination
Was Started Back In 70s. "
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 13. Before an
audience f 6.000 at the Epworth as-
sembly last ntgtit, senator Robert IL
l Larollette expressed great admiration 4
and friendship for Bryan but insisted V
- 1 ne himself was a republican. The
I gnr. against tne rauroaas to secure
he said, had been started back ha "the
70's by Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and
Minnesota. These policies were not
the product of the minds-of either
Bryan or Roosevelt, he said.
Drairn BvIbk Democrat.
A man in the audience accused La-
Follette of being a democrat but he
He spoke for some time.