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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 2C7.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROOSEVELT, LIKE CROMWELL, WOULD
HAND THE SCEPTRE TO SUCCESSOR,
DELL DECLARES IN NOTIFYING KERN
Result Same in Both Cases,
Usurpation of Rights of
BIG DAY FOR THE PARTY
Thousands Throng Indianapolis
Bryan's Mate Declares
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 25. John
W. Kern, democratic candidate for
vice president, was notified formally
today of his nomination.
The meeting, held in the elaborately
"decorated Coliseum at the state fair
grounds, was attended by thousands
of people, regardless of party, attract
ed by the distinguished speakers on
the program. The weather was ideal.
Ten traction lines and 14 railroads
brought people-on regular and special
Hold Conference F.nrly.
The early hours today were devoted
to conference by the leaders. Later
a reception was held by Bryan and
Kern at the Dennison hotel parlors.
After luncheon the party was driven
to the state fair grounds.
Sree fiay With Finn.
The business streets early assumed
a gala appearance as flags and banners
swung from buildings in honor of the
occasion. A special train from Louis
ville brought 300 visitors, including a
uniformed marching organization-.
which paraded the streets with a band
Other special trains on railroads and
traction lines were crowded. At the
Dennison hotel a band serenaded in
the lobby, and crowds elbowed through
the corridors awaiting the appearance
of Bryan, who spent the night at the
residence of Kern;
Appear at 10 O'clock.
The two-candidates made their ap
pearance at 10 o'clock, and were loudly
cheered as they pressed their way
through to the parlor, where a recep
tion was held lasting an hour, the peo
ple passing through and shaking the
two candidates and Chairman Mack
by the hand. Among the callers upon
Bryan were national officers of the
mine workers, barbers, bricklayers,
teamsters, and typographical unions.
Thomas Taggart, national commit
teeman of Indiana, called the meeting
to order. He immediately handed the
gavel to National Chairman Mack,
who introduced Theodore E. Bell of
California, chairman of the notifica
tion committee, who formally notified
Kern he had been selected by the
democratic ;jarty to go on the national
ticket with Bryan.
DlartiNK Leading t Mention.
Kern in his speech of acceptance
devoted some time to the question,
"Shall the people rule?" Thomas
Marshall, democratic candidate for
governor of Indiana, also spoke. He
paid a tribute on' behalf of the Indiana
democracy to the national candidates.
liefer to Cane of Cromwell.
' Mr. Bell said: "In selecting you for
this honor, the democratic , national
convention was not unmindful he who
is chosen must possess every qualifica
tion to become the chief magistrate.
TO OPEN 300,000
ACRES TO SETTLERS
Another Section of Rosebud Indian
Reservation to Be Disposed of
Washington, Aug. 25. The presi
dent has Issued a proclamation for the
opening to settlement of surplus lands,
800,000 acres, in the Rosebud Indian
reservation in South Dakota. Th
land will be selected by lottery and
the process of drawiug will take place
at Dallas, S. D.. Oct. 19 next. The
minimum price has been fixed at $6
an acre and the homestead laws are
made applicable to all entries. Regis
tration will begin Oct. 5 at Dallas
Chamberlain. Gregory or Presho, S
D. or O'Neill or Valentine, Neb.
MESSAGES OF C0NU0LENCF
Manv Americans in Sorrow Over
Death of Von Sternberg.
Heidelberg, Aug. 25. Announcement
is made that the,-funeral service and
burial of the late Baron Speck von
Sternberg will be held at Lutzchen
the family estate near Leipsic, next
Fridav afternoon-. The baroness has
received telegraphic messages of con
dolences from friends from all part
of the United States and Europe. -
of his people." After speaking of the
issues involved. Bell concluded: "To
those who regard Roosevelt as a second
Cromwell, who is handing down his
iron rule to Taft as his natural suc
cessor, it will be sufficient to suggest
that when Oliver passed the common
wealth to Richard, it was but a fore
runner of the restoration of the Stuarts
and the downfall of the commons."
KeHpOBNe by Kern.
In accepting the honor conferred
upon him by the Denver convention,
Mr. Kern said:
I appreciate most highly this grea:
honor conferred upou nie by the unani
mous vote of the representatives ot
uiy party in national convention as
sembled, and I shall strive most earn
estly to earn a continuation of the con
fidence and good will manifested by
that action. I did not seek this nom
ination. Indeed, if my own personal
desires had been consulted, another
would have received the honor, but it
having come to me without solicita
tion, I prize it all the more, and accept
it, with a full sense of the burdens
and responsibilities. As a candidate
I shall try to wear the honor worthily,
and, as faithfully as I can, discharge
all the duties properly devolving on
me as one of your standard bearers,
.and if elected I promise to serve all
the people of the republic by the con
scientious discharge of the duties of
No Belter Than the Othern.
T have no thought that the men who
made up that great convention at Den
ver nominated me as their candidate
because they believed that. I had abil
ity or merit superior to that possessed
by any one of the distinguished gentle
men whose names were considered in
connection with the vice presidential
nomination. Many years of service on
my part might have had some slight
influence in determining their action,
but I am persuaded that it was the
chief purpose of the convention, in
choosing a sen of Indiana as its can
didate, to show its appreciation of the
great Democratic party of this splen
did commonwealth, made up as it is of
more than a third of a million of men
good and true the very flower of the
great Democratic army of the repub
11c. I prefer to accept this proffered
honor in the name of these loyal Dera
crats of Indiana, for whom the honoi
was, I believe, really intended.
It Is pleasing to me to be associated
in this campaign with the distinguisn
ed gentleman to whom the standard
of the party has been committed. For
years we have1 been friend9. I recog-
nlze In him a man of spotless charac
ter and high ideals, always actuated
by patriotic motives and an earnest
desire to promote the welfare, the hon
or and glory of his country. He be-
came your candidate because his nom
ination was demanded by the rank and
file of the party, which demand was
emphasized by a popular movement in
his favor, which, as It proceeded, so
grew in volume and force as to be
Pledged to No Interent.
He enters upon this campaign un
pledged to any special interests, under
no obligations to any unlawful or other
combination of capital, looking to no
corporation for campaign contributions
asolutely free to serve the people by
carrying. out the pledges of his party's
platform. While he is the foe to un
lawful monopoly, and is prepared to
lay a heavy hand upon the lawless,
whether rich or poor, without fear or
favor, and to combat the encroachments
of greed upon honest endeavor, he is
the friend of every legitimate business
enterprise, whether conducted by in-
AttAi -...on . , , ,
uiiiuimi ui aiiuu, a ii u win sym
pathize with the promotion of every
movement which makes for the wel
fare and prosperity of the country.
A distinguished Republican the
other day referred to his influence with
his party as a one-man power. If by
that he meant to say that Mr. Bryan
possessed the power, in a marked de
gree, to influence the thought and
arouse the conscience of the republic.
as no other man of his time, or if he
meant that by his upright life, his con
sistent course, his apiieals for right
living and patriotic action, he has earn
ed the confidence and personal affec
tion of millions of his cohntrymen, and
gained the respect and admiration of
all the people of the world who love
liberty and humanity, then the distin
guished gentleman was right, with re
spect to the one-man power of William
No Machine to AM Him.
Mr. Bryan has exerted no other pow
er. He has had . no subordinates to
command, no officeholders to direct.
I think it may be safely said tht there
were no postmasters, nor other federal
officeholders or employes in the Den
ver convention. Every delegate to
that convention "carried his sover
eignty under his own hat." and, as an
independent American freeman, owing
no allegiance save to country and flag,
cast his vote for Bryan because in his
heart he believed that the nomination
and election of such a man were de-
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BOBS 16 COACHES
Lone Bandit Aided by Park
Rules, Makes Big Haul in
VICTIMS HAD NO WEAP0KS
Hiding at Bend in Road, He Stopped
Each Vehicle as It Appeared,
and Then Escaped.
Livingston, Mont., Aug. 25.r The
passengers' loss in the 16 coaches heH
up yesterday in Yellowstone park by
lone highwayman is now estimated
at $10,000 and an equal value la
watches and jewelry. The robber
was not apprehended and his chances
of escape are good. The holdup oc
curred near Jackson Hole, a country
famous, as a refuge for criminals.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 25. One high
wayman, wearing a black mask, held
up and robbed the passengers of seven
stage coaches in Yellowstone park at
point only a few miles distant from
the Old r'aithfnl Inn, near the upper
basin, yesterday. The coaches left the
hotel in the usual order, at intervals
of a few minutes, and were held up.
one after the other, as fast as they
came in sight.
The highwayman was stationed at a
bend in the road, where he was invisi
ble from either direction. At the point
of a rifle he lined up the passengers,
and, after robbing them of money and
valuables, allowed them to enter the
stage and resume the journey. This
performance the bandit enacted seven
times. It is understood that he col
lected in all more than $6,000.
Carried No AVeaponn.
The fact that tourists in the park are
not permitted to carry weapons made
it impossible for any of the passengers
or drivers to offer resistance.
The robber was about 55 years old.
After holding up the last coach he dis
appeared into the hills, and it was af
terward found that he had made his
escape on a horse belonging to the
The soldiers encamped at the Thumb
station were immediately notified, and
a messenger was dispatched to the
camp of soldiers on the West Gallatin
iver at the west boundary pf the park.
The soldiers from Fort Yellowstone
were on the road to take up the trail
within 10 minutes after news was re
Another Sluice Itohhed.
Helena, Mont., Aug. 25. The stage
FINANCING A REVOLUTION TO FREE
The Hague, Aug. 25. The Nether
lands today received an unofficial copy
of the second note sent by Venezuela
in connection with the difficulty be
tween the two states. The cabinet
met today to consider the note, the
general tenor of which does not give
the Netherlands much encouragement
to persevere in its attempt to reach
a peaceful settlement.
Hatching I'p Trouble.
Washington, Aug. 25. With the full
sanction of the state department of
the American government, and with
promise of effective assistance from
Holland, a well organized revolution
is being planned to overthrow Presi
dent Castro of Venezuela.
The revolutionary movement, now
being financed in New York and else-
u'hnra will KrTVn r-u-o HtrA A rontl ?
after the rainy season in Venezuela,
which is about the middle of October.
It is expected within a few months a
new Venezuelan ruler will replace
President Castro, an object which the
state department, Holland, Colombia
and the Venezuelan malcontents have
every confidence of accomplishing. '
Money In Pouring; la.
Plans have already been begun for
inaugurating the revolution. Financial
backing is not lacking, as money is
pouring in from New York, as well as
from other sources. The amount avail
able to perfect the revolutionists' plan
may run up into the millions. -
The leader in the plan has been bus
ily engaged in mapping out his cam
paign for weeks. His first step was to
consult the state department, and he
learned from both Secretary Root and
Mr. Bacon that while the United States
government could not support a revolu
tionary movement, at the same time
RECORD IS ON
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 25. "A lit
tle sermon . in the phonograph"' is
what one of the phonographic records
recently made by Taft is called. The
generally expressed curiosity, to know
what the republican candidate said
was gratified today.- A reproduction
.of the record showed Taft spoke on
i foreign missions.
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Democratic CanilUlato for Vice Pi
between this city and Moeteetse, Wyo.,
has been held up and robbed of $1,500.
WILL LET PEOPLE
Governor Cummins to Call Legisla
ture to Amend Primary Law and
Settle Fight Over Toga.
Des Moines. Iowa. Aug. 25. Govern,
or Cummins today authorized a state
ment that he would call a special ses
sion of the legislature to amend the
primary law and permit the people to
elect a successor to Senator Allison.
Suspected Women Out on Bail.
Des Moines. Iowa. Aug. 25. Mrs.
Morris Stein ai:3 her mother, Mrs
Mary Bayard, held for alleged com
plicity in the Stein-Porter murder
mystery at Loudenville. Ohio, were
released today in bonds of $1,000
conditions in Venezuela were such that
no interference by the United States
need be anticipated. As Venezuelan
affairs waxed warmer the state depart
ment was again sounded by the revolu
tionary planners and the present status
is that Secretary Root is willing to let
President Castro work out his own
salvation, and will, in fact, lend as
much moral support as possible to
those who are planning to overthrow
Ilollnnil Will nioi-katle.
Holland has been informed of the
move and will aid by blockading Ven
ezuelan ports while the land attack be
gins along the Arauca river on the Co
lombia border. For this reason the
state department expects no drastic
action on the part of Holland until the
time comes to strike in October.
Inquiry as to the name of the revo
lutioViary leader and the names of those
who are contributing funds brought no
result. The time is not yet ripe to dis
close this, but within a few weeks an
outline of the general plan can be
given. There will be no attempt at
secrecy, as President Castro already
knows that trouble is brewing because
many Venezuelans themselves are in
volved in the plan.
Say They Fenr Caalro.
After investigation those planning
the revolution have ascertained that
there are many people id' Venezuela,
and especially along the Colombia bor
der, who are hostile to President Cas
tro. These people claim they are held
in allegiance to him by fear, but upon
assurances that a powerful movement
is coming to their aid, they will be
found ready to assist. In fact, plans
for the campaign and detailed informa
tion which will be necessary will come
from these Venezuelans.
Senators Hopkins of Illinois, Mc
Cumber of North Dakota and National
Committeeman Kennedy of North Da
kota were political pilgrims here to
day. Taft was informed today of the
formation of the first Polish Taft club
organized in this county. Its home is
- osiilcnt of the I'nited States.
Man Who Broke the News
TIIEODOItE A. BELL
Of California, Chairman of Notification
New York District Attorney Tri
umphs Over Enemies in Re
port of Judge.
INVESTIGATED THE CHARGES
Declares They Are Without Any Back-
ing. Being . the Work of Irre
Albany, N. Y.. Aug. 25. Richard L.
Hand of Elizabethtown, who was ap
pointed by Governor ; Hughes to take
testimony and report his findings upon
the charges filed against District At
torney William Travers Jerome of
New York county, by a minority stock
holders committee of the Metropoli
tan Street Railway company, in a re
port submitted to the governor, finds
that each one of the series of charges
is disproved upon the evidence. He
recommends the dismissal oi the
charges. A request was made for Mr.
"My conviction upon the whole
case;" says Mr. Hand, in his report,
"is that the respondent has been
shown to have discharged the onerous
duties of his office with zeal and abil
ity, having the public good as his mo
tive, and that no incapacity, indiffer
ence or neglect of duty has been
shown in. any case."
Dice Charge Fall.
The charges in the main accused
the district attorney of alleged neglect
of duty in not sufficiently prosecuting
alleged fraudulent acts of the Metro
politan and other railway companies
of New York, and also of the insur
ance companies, as -developed by the
so-called Armstrong legislative insur
One of the charges , allege miscon
duct on the part of the district attor
ney in shaking dice in a restaurant
in New , York city. On this charge
the commissioner says that, 'although
the act itself is not criminal, permit
ting it. on the 'part of the proprietor
of the restaurant is a crime. The
commissioner holds that there was po
BROWN & CO., NEW
FIRM, FORCED TO MAKE ASSIGNMENT;
LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED
evidence that the proprietor knew of
the act and that to hold him criminal
ly liable would be an absurd perver
sion of the law.
Tia Kvldence to Go On.
In his general conclusions Commis
sioner Hand says in part:
"What information this committee
may claim to have as to the conduct
of the district attorney. uDon which
they have assumed to make these
serious charges of improper motive,
abject veneration of mere money and
the possessors of money, neglect' of
duty, official misconduct, conspiring
with criminals, throttling prosecutions
and defeating justice, we can only
infer from the fact that its chairman
and secretary seem to have signed
such charges as the counsel saw fit
to prepare in absolute ignorance as to
their truth or falsehood, and the coun
sel himself is forced to admit that he
had no greater knowledge or informa
tion than they.
CbIIm Charges! IrreHjxinMlkle.
"It is unnecessary to point out or
to comment upon the wide gulf fixed
between the action of men who are
chosen by the people to attempt tho
remedy of existing evils, whether in
connection with their duty as grand
jurors, as district attorneys, as legis
lative committees, and the volunteered
irresponsible charges of self-constituted
censors of public morals, lightly
made, with no responsibility recog
nized or felt, and with no personal
knowledge as to their truth or false
hood, made, in this case, I am con
strained to believe, without any ade
quate examination either of the facts
or the law.
"It seems probable to me that the
temperamental qualities of Mr. Jerome
have tended to bring upon him this
situation in some degree. A certain
self-confidence and contempt of the
opinion of other men; a certain rash
ness of expression to the verge of
recklessness and a certain impatience
of criticism have combined, I think.
to make men far more eager to at
tack him than they would otherwise
Governor Hughes will examine the
testimony and Commissioner . Hand's
report before taking any action.
GREAT FIELD FOR
Thirty-Eight Horses Ready to Start
for $50,000 Stakes at Read
Readville, Mass., Aug. Early condi
tions for the great American' trotting
derby, $50,000, were ideal today. It
was decided the final entry of 38
horses was too large to start in one
final dash so the bunch was split up
and two preliminary heats arranged,
the first eight horses in each qualify-
ing for the final.
PACE IS FAST IN MEXICO
American Ambassador Run Down by
Mexico City, Aug. 25. David i.
Thompson. American ambassador to
Mexico, was run down by a bicyclist
today and suffered a fracture of the
arm and contusions of the face.
AMERICAN BAR IS MEETING
Sessions Open at Seattle, Wash., with
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 25. The an
nual meeting of the American Bar as
sociation held its opening session hero
today. The feature was an address
by President Dickinson on recent
chanees of statutes in the various
states and congress.
EXTRA GUARDS ON TRAINS
Union Pacific Road Alarmed by Re
cent Holdups in Northwest
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 25. The Union
Pacific has again placed extra guards
on overland trains for protection in
the event of holdups. Reported train
robberies in the northwest are said to
be the reason.
WAGON WORKS IS BURNED
Omaha Factory Damaged to the Ex
tent of $100,000.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 25.-r-The Omaha
Wagon works of East Omaha and an
adjoining plant were damaged by fire
today. Several cars of lumber on- a
side track burned. The loss is $100,000.
- -Shows Up Canard. v
Wilhelmshohe, Aug. 25. Emperor
William rode in the forest today which
fact proves as unfounded the widely
published report he was suffering from
a severe injury to one ot liis" legs.
Western Financier Dead.'
St. Louis. Mo.; Aug. 25. J. C. Van
Blarcom, one of the best known finan
ciers of the middle west, died today
of Bright's disease at his summer
home in the Adirondacks. .
Concern Was Recently Doing
Biggest Business of Any
on the Exchange.
V AS UfJ DONE SAT U RD A Y
No Statement of Assets and
Liabilities Has But
New York. Aug. 25. A. O. Brown &
Co., one of the largest brokerage
houses in the city,, announced its sus
pension on the stock exchange this af
ternoon. The transactions of the firm
in the remarkable stock market last
Saturday has been, under investigation
by the authorities of the stock ex
change, and today it was announced
transactions had been made for the
firm's account under the rule which
provides that where a firm is unable
to deliver stock sold to another broker,
the purchaser may buy in the stock at
the expense of the firm failing to make
Itecent Bmtinett I,&rge.
At the height of the boom markets
several years ago Brown & Co. did an
enormous business, said to have been
larger than any other brokerage house
at the time. There are five branch of
fices in this city and many others
throughout the country. The firm was
organized in 1902. The members are
A. O. Brown, G. Lee Stouts E. F. Bu
chanan, Samuel C. Brown, and W.
Affairs Iladly Tousled.
a represemauve oi me urm said:
auaua vit me mux am uauiy lau
gled, and it was felt necessary to sus
pend in order to straighten them out."
D. W. Noel has been named as as
signee. No statement of assets and
liabilities is yet available, but it is pre
sumeH'TEe' figures "will be very large.
Hope t Hume.
A member of the firm said the fail
ure was not serious, and the firm hoped
to pay 100 cents on the dollar and re
sume operations before long. He said
that of the enormous business done
Saturday, delivery was made yesterday
of 277,000 shares. No deliveries were
made today, leaving a total of between.
400,000 and 500,000 shares undelivered.
llaa Little Effect.
The effect of the suspension upon
the stock market was not so violent as
anticipated by those who knew how
large an amount of stocks Brown &
Co. owed to other firms.
of trading increased rapidly, but prices
vacillated and there was no general
movement in either direction.
o'clock, the market was quiet.
Cincinnati Distillers Denied In-
junction to Stop Enforcement
of Pure Food Law
ON THE LABELING OF WHISKY
Quick Process Spirts Must Be Marked
"Imitation," According to the
Terms of the Statute.
. Cincinnati. Ohio, Aug. 25. Judge
Thompson of the United States court
late yesterday denied the petition of
the Union Distilling company and
others for a temporary injunction re
straining the government from carry
ing out its order that "Imitation
whisky must be branded as such."
By the decision of Judge Thompson
the government wins the contest it
I has been waging with the local distil
leries in order to compel them to
brand as "imitation whisky" Jhe
rapid process product, which for many
years has been on the market under
the name of whisky.
- Rennlt of Inre Food Law,
The action of the government has
been the outcome pf the new pure
food law and the determination to
make it effective, and it was In wag
ing the conflict that the government
last week had Dr. Wiley. Its chief
chemist, and an array of other ex
perts here as witnesses before Judge
DIE UNDER A WALL
Chelsea, Mass., AugT 25. Seven work-
j men were killed and 15 more or less
(injured today in the collapse of a brick
'wall which was being erected.
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