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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 273.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EYES Oil VERMONT, WHERE STATE
ELECTION IS EXPECTED TO REVEAL
ATTITUDE OF PEOPLE OF THE NATION
THE IRONY OF FATE
FORMER ROCK ISLANDER CANDIDATE
FOR G. A. R. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF;
GOVERNOR VAN SANT IS IN THE RACE
i . 1
Republicans Conceded a Handi
cap of 25,000 Votes at
FULL TICKET CHOSEN
Number of Other States Hold
ing Primaries for the
White River Junction, Sept. 1. Re
ports from various sections of the state
indicated as a whole today's vote is
heavier than the average.
White River Junction, Vt.. Sept. 1.
At today's annual state election candi
dates for governor and other state of
ficers, congressmen and members of
legislature were voted for. The vot
' ing In cities and larger towns began
at 9 but in the smaller communities
the ballot boxes were not opened un
til 10. Under the law the state ballot
boxes will not be "turned" until sun
down, so it is anticipated the result
will not be definitely known until late
this evening. A heavy vote is antici
pated. All I'artlex ItepreNenteu1.
The leaders on the republican and
democratic tickets are Lieutenant Gov
ernor George H. Prouty of Newport
and former Mayor James E. Burke of
Burlington. The independence league,
prohibitionists and socialists also pre
sented candidates for governor and
other state offices. The candidates for
governor are Quimby S. Backus of
Brandon, Independence league; Eu
gene M. Campbell of Lyndonville, pro
hibitionists, and J. H. Dunbar of Hoi
Star of Plurality of Interest.
With Proutys election admitted by
( alL ppposing. party leaders,, the ques
tion of interest in the election was that
of the size of his plurality over Burke
and the strength of the independence
league movement in the state. It was
believed both of these would have con
siderable bearing on the conduct of
the national campaign.
Weatner Fine in XebraNka.
Omaha, Neb.. Sept. 1. Primary elec
tion day in Nebraska 'opened today
with fine weather throughout tne
state." The compaign manager for
Major James C. Dahlman, democratic
candidate for governor, says 37,000
democratic votes will be cast, of
which the mayor will receive meve
than half. He expects the other can
didates. George W. Berge and former
Congressman Shallenberger, will di
vide the other half about equally.
Mlrbiican Kxjieet Heavy Vote.
. Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1. Voters are
casting their ballots today for the
first time for the nomination by direct
primary candidates for governor and
lieutenant governor. The interest
which has attached to the hot fight
for the republican nomination be
tween State Auditor General James
Tl. . Kradlev and Governor Fred M.
Warner, with State Road ''Commis
sioner Horatio S. Earle also actively
in ihe field is expected to result in
a reasonably heavy republican vote
May (io Convention. . .
Under the Michigan primary law
the failure of any candidate to receive
40 per cent of the total vote throws
the nomination into the convention
which meets to select state candidates
for state offices below lieutenant gov
ernor. Lawson T. Hemans has no op
position for the democratic nomina
lion for governor.
YlM-onMln IIoIiIh Primaries.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Sept. J. A prl
mary election to decide the nomina
tions for all state officers of all par
ties United States senatorial endorse
ments and congressional nominees are
Democratic Members of Iowa Legisla
ture First to M'Ove in Matter
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 1. Senator
Moon and Representative Demar, dem
ocrats, introduced jointly in the house
and senate today a resolution asking
the assembly to proceed to the elec
tion of a United States senator for
I he short term. The resolution fol
lowed a number of conferences held
by the democrats yesterday and la
for the purpose of forcing the repub
limn members on record. Governor
Cummins has let it be known he de-
t ires to be elected and the resolution
may bring about that result.
being held throughout Wisconsin
Principal interest centers in a four-
sided contest on the republican ticket
and between two candidates on the
democratic ticket. The republicans
are asked to choose between Isaac
Stephenson, William H. Hatton. Sam
uel A. Cook and F. E. MeGovern to
succeed United States Senator Steph
enson, while the democrats must de
cide between Neal Brown and Melvin
A. Hoy't for endorsement.
llnvitlnon Not OppoMed.
For governor, James O. Davidson, at
present republican governor, will be
nominated without opposition. The
democrats are deciding between John
A. Ayleward and Adolph J. Schmitz.
A FRIENDLY BISHOP
Philadelphia African Methodist Lead
er Says His Race Will Vcte
New York, Sept. 1. Bishop J. S.
Caldwell of the Philadelphia diocese
of the African Methodist episcopal
Zion church, comprising Illinois, Ken
tucky, California and parts of Ala
bama, gave out an interview at re
publican headquarters today regard
ing the attitude of the colored voters
towards the presidential nominees of
the republican and democratic parties.
The bishop said the voters of his race
were supporting the republican pres
idential nominee because of the belief
the salvation of their race -md coun
try in general depended upon such
action. He added the colored race
has nothing to hope for from the dem
ocratic party. Bishop Grant of the
American Zion church of Kansas City,
Kan., which diocese comprises all the
states west of the Mississippi river,
was said to be in harmony with the
plan today outlined by Caldwell.
HEAR GOOD NEWS
Domocratio Leaders in Confer
ence at New York Learn of
Sentiment in the East.
GENERALLY FAVORS BRYAN
Big Meeting of Committeemen and
Department Heads Called at
Chicago for Sept. 8.
New York, Sept. 1. Political condi
tions in the east were discussed at
length today at a conference by Na
tional Chairman Mack and members
of the national committee and heads
of various bureaus and the demo
cratic national committee. Mack said
he had received reports from all the
states along the Atlantic seaboard and
that he was more than satisfied with
the progress of the campaigu and that
the east could be relied on to help
swell the electoral vote for Bryan.
Little ItlHMly la Line.
Representatives from Rhode Island
informed Mack they had every reason
to believe Rhode Island this year
would cast Jts electoral vote for the
Chicago, Sept. 1. Secretary Urey
Woodson of the democratic national
committee today sent out notices to
all members of the national commit
tee requesting their presence at a
meeting here Sept. 8, when it is un
derstood plans tor the campaign will
be discussed. ,
Ilrynn In North Dakota.
Fargo, N. D., Sept. 1. William J.
Bryan today continued his campaign
In the northwest. He arrived here
early this morning and after break
fast proceeded to the fair grounds
and held a reception preliminary to
his speech. At noon he was tendered
a banquet. Several speeches are
scheduled between here and Grand
Forks at which place Bryan today, will
talk on the issues of the campaign.
Jvhniton Will Speak.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 1. Secure in
the knowledge that Governor John A
Johnson of Minnesota, the leading
rival for the nomination before the
Denver convention will loyally sup
port him in the coming campaign In
the, northwest, illiam J. Bryau,
democratic candidate for president,
left last night for Fargo, N. D.
Both Bryan and Johnson were pres
ent at a meeting of the state central
committee and Governor Johnson
pledged his active support to the na
tional ticket and will make numerous
speeches between now and Nov. 3.
General Clouse Dead.
New York, Sept. 1. General John T
Clouse, retired, died today, aged 71. He
was twice bre veted for gallant conduct
PRINTING OF CLEVELAND ARTICLE
WRITTEN IN DEATH'S SHADOW
Democrats Declare it Breach of Trust by Frederick S. Hast
ings, Executor of Former President's Will
John H. Atwood Replies.
Chicago, Sept. 1. A formal reply to
the article attributed to former Presi-
dent Grover. Cleveland, as printed
throughout the country Sunday morn
ing come from the headquarters of
the democratic national committee
yesterday. It was written by John
H. Atwood. member of the committor
from Kansas and chairman of the
committee on speakers.
Mr. Atwood's connection wiih the
national campaign, his relations to Wil-
iam J. Bryan and the character of
conversation reported to have been
held over the long distance telephone
between Chicago and Lincoln and
New York, where Chairman Mack was
yesterday, give practically official
form to the Atwood statement.
Work Not Complete.
In many of the papers which printed
the Cleveland article, which praises
William H. Taft,-an introductory note
was presented explaining that the ar
ticle was published through an ar
rangement made between Frederick S.
Hastings, executor of the former pres
ident, and a literary agent, and that
it was extremely doubtful that Mr.
Cleveland had started work upon the
two articles which were to have suc
ceeded the first, as published Sunday.
rent or the Ileply.
The reply . which Mr. Atwood gave
out yesterday follows:
"Never since Dr. Rnfus Griswold
ueirayeu ine trust tnat was Ills as
literary executor of. Edgar Allan Poe
and mutilated the memory of him
wnose literary representative lie was
has there been such , a flagrant be
trayai or trust oy one sustaining a
fiduciary relation toward illustrious
dead as when Mr. Frederick S. Hast
ings sold for money the- fair fame of
one who in his lifetime had been a
"The Grover Cleveland article which
has been exploited by the republican
national committee was intended by
its publishers to lead the reading pub
lic to believe that if Mr. Cleveland
were alive today he w-ould be one of
Mr. Taft's political champions. .
Little Known of iMMiien.
"It must be borne in mind that this
article, conceding its unperverted au
thenticity, was written before the re
publican national convention; before
the character of Its delegates could
have been known ; before It was
known that these delegates were so
far from, being untrammeled repre
sentatives of a free people as to be
marionettes moved by the will of an
other; before the convention had re
fused to speak for honesty in elections
by refusing to declare for preelection
publication. of campaign contributions;
before the convention promulgated
socialism by declaring that the govern
ment should go Into the banking busi
ness should establish postal savings
Cite Honeaiy of Pnrpoae.
"I was not a great admirer of
: Grover Cleveland, but I always cred
Hughes Becomes a Mere Pawn.
ited him with honesty of purjKJse in
his private life and patriotic purpose
in his official life, and the worst
eiTPmj OTnnT dta4 president cbuVfl
not have more perfectly misrepresent
ed his mental attitude toward public
affairs than to proclaim that, if living,
he would have advocated the candi-
uacy or one wno was arrayed as a
leader against the party that had
twice made him president; one who
was standing on a . platform that
placed that candidate's party outside
the pale of common honesty; a plat
form that promulgated a political tenet
mat nad tor its central thought a so
'For a party today that it will not
proclaim the source of its campaign
ucome is for t hat. party to say that it
expects income from sources that it
dare not proclaim.
"Can anyone imagine Grover Cleve
land, whose primal characteristic was
honesty, advocating the election of a
candidate who stood for admitted dis
honesty of purpose?
"If the postal savings bank is es
tablished, the federal government
goes into the banking business and
socialism is just that, viz; The intro
duction of the government into the
field of private enterprise. Can any
one Imagine that stern old individual
ist, Grover Cleveland, advocating the
election of one who stood for even
Obligation In Areepteri. '
"In 189(5 and 1900 Mr. Cleveland
was silent, although it was recognized
that he did not approve of all for
which democracy stood in those years.
but he recognized the obligation that
rested upon him and saw clearly the
path to propriety that these obliga
tions pointed out. Does anyone who
can. lay claim at once to candor and
an appreciation of Mr. Cleveland's
character say that in the year when
the national democracy is united and
his personal adherents have closed
the ranks and eliminated all strife
his voice would have been lifted for
the creation of discord?
"To misconstrue the dead' who have
known naught but private life is a
shameful thing; to misconstrue the
dead whose life is a part of his coun
try's history, and to exploit that mis
representation as a political asset, la
both a shameful and a wicked thing."
800 IT IS REPORTED
Decisive Defeat Inflicted on Forces of
Shah of Persia by Satar
Kahn at Tabriz.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1. A dispatch
from Teheran says it is reported from
Tabfiz where civil war. is again raging
that Satar. Khan inflicted a decisive
defeat on the troops of the shah in
which the government's soldiers had
S00 killed and wounded.
READY FOR WORK
Illinois Democratic Sub-Committees
Named by the State
George A. Cooke of Aledo Chairman
on Speakers -and Meetings-
Rosy Outlook Is Seen.
Chicago, Sept. 1. Illinois democrats,
through the new state committee, took
stock of the future yesterday. When
they had completed their inventory it
was announced with much decision
that Adlai E. Stevenson was to be
elected governor and that there was
better than an eveu chance that the
state's electoral vote would be cast
for Bryan and Kern.
The state committee met for the
purpose of cutting up the work of the
campaign and throwing the state or
ganization Into action. The immedi
ate work was the culmination of plans
for the state convention to be held in
Peoria Sept. 9.
Frank S. Peabody of Chicago was
designated as the head of the finance
coiiiniiuee, to wnose charge Is com
mitted the task of obtaining enough
funds to make the most stupendous
state campaign In the party's history,
as the party chiefs declare.
New Finance Committee.
The finance committee as named
consists of F. S. Peabody, Eugene
Keeley, A. J. Graham, Joseph Theurer,
Paul J. Morand, Edward Tilden, John
Schoen, John A. King, John W. Eck-
hart, Edgar Bronson Tolman, of Chi
cago; John D. Donavan, Woodstock;
Frank Trumbo, Dayton, William R.
Brinton, Dixon, Elmore W. Hurst,
Rock Island; Jackson . R. Pearce,
Quincy; Harry M. Pindell, Peoria;
Silas A. Rathbun, Pontiac; H. S. Tan
ner, Paris; Levi Murphy, Clinton;
Charles A. Gridley, Virginia; Ben F.
Caldwell. Springfield; Silas Cook, East
St. Louis; A. L. Maxwell. Lawrence-
ville; M. B. Wells. Salem; Charles
Carrilon, Shawneetown, and William
H. Warder. Marion.
The advisory committee, which will
have to deal directly with the elec
Hon of the state ticket, is headed by
Samuel Alschuler of Aurora, the
party's nominee for governor In 1900,
The advisory body consists of Frank
S. Peabody, Peter Reinberg, John J
Bradley. J. W. Hall, John T. Connery,
James G. Framer, Frank Skalla, Mar
shall M. Klrkman, Stanley J. Keflew-
ski of Chicago; Samuel Alschuler, Au
rora; Maurice T. Moloney, Ottawa;
Douglas Pattlson, Freeport; Samuel
S. Hallam, Monmouth; Charles C
Craig, Galesburg; Frank W. Morris
sey, Sheffield; John B. Lennon, Bloom
Ington; Free P. Morris, Watseka: J.
B. Harris, Champaign; Henry T,
Rainey, Carrollton; B. F. Caldwell
Springfield; Thomas M. Jett. Hills
boro, and Fred J. Kern, Belleville.
Snb-Bodlea Are Named. 1
Chairman Charles Boeschenstein of
the state committee announced the
following subcommittees for the cam
paign: . ,
Organization A. W. Charles, Carmi
chairman; Harry Moss Paris; J. G
Doyle, La Salle; Eugene W. Sullivan
Chicago; J. J. O'Rourke, Harvey.
Publicity H. N. Wheeler, Quincy,
chairman; J. J. Baker, Mount Vernon;
Ed D. McCabe. Peoria: J. B. Ryan.
Chicago; Charles A. Williams, Chi
Labor William N. Hairgrove, Jack
sonville, chairman: John A. Logan.
Elgin; Edward J. Raiuey, Chicago:
M. C. Conlon, Chicago; J. B. Ryan,
Speakers and Meetings George A.
Cooke, Aledo; chairman; William Ho
gan, Lanark; Louis Fitzhenry, Bloom-
ington; Thomas F. Scully. Chicago;
John McGillen Chicago.
Ways and Means Isaac B. Craig,
Mattoon, chairman; William S. Can
trell, Benton; Ernest Hoover, Taylor
ville; James J. Kelley, Chicago; Mark
L. Sullivan. Chicago.
Plana for Convention.
Immediately after the committees
had been announced the party man
agers started in on plans for the Pe
oria convention. The democrats will
meet at high noon in the Coliseum
and it Is the hope of the party man
agement that a crowd which will top
the record of past state conventions
will be present. The business of the
convention will be short and sweet.
A platform will be adopted without
jarring, it is anticipated, and three
trustees for the University of Illinois
will be nominated. This is about an
hour's task, and then the oratory will
be turned on. William J. Bryan, John
W. Kern, Adlai E. Stevenson and Na
tional Chairman Norman E. Mack
will be the chief speakers. The name
of Isaac B. Craig of Mattoon is the
most frequently heard for chairman
of the convention.
Roger C. Sullivan was present at
the state committee meeting jester
day. He made an address, in which
he urged harmony and hard work in
the state, and expressed the opinion
that Illinois was a certain democratic
state in November.
POSTAL THEFT IN
CUBA OF $53,135
Investigation of Department Shows
Sum Taken Two Clerks Arrest-,
ed on Suspicion.
Havana, Sept. 1. Postmaster Gen
eral Hernandez today completed an
Investigation of the shortage in the
bureau of supplies and vouchers which
the department has under its control
the issuing of stamps. He found the
exact amount of the defalcation $53.-
. Two clerks have been arrested.
A son-in-law of Ricardo Rodriguez,
chief of the bureau, has also been ap
prehended on the charge ,of having
assisted in the disposal of the stolen
FISHING P03R; TAFT RES1S
Plans to Attend G. A. R. Encampment
at Toledo and Review Parade.
Middle Rnss. Ohio. Sent. 1. The
lake was too choppy for bass fishing
this morning when the Taft party was
ready to start and the morning ex
peditioiv to the fishing grounds was
abandoned. Arrangements are being
completed for a trip tomorrow to To
ledo when Judge Taft is to review
the G. A. R. parade and attend a re
ception at the Lincoln club.
DEMOCRATS IN CONVENTION
Sale of School Lands Issue Before
Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 1. The demo
cratic state convention opened here to
day with a large and enthusiastic rep
resentation. Governor Haskell made
the keynote speech. The question of
the sale of school lands and the party's
attitude on the dispensary system Is
expected to bring out much discussion.
PLAN AUDITIONS TO NAVY
Proposals Opened for 10 Torpedo Boat
Destroyers and Three Colliers.
Washington, Sept. 1. Substantial
additions to the navy are contemplated
In proposals which were opened today
for the construction of 10 torpedo
boat destroyers, for which congress
appropriated $800,000 each, and for
Cotton Outlook Not So Good.
Washington, Sept. 1. The depart
ment of agriculture today announced
the average condition of the cotton
crop Aug. 25 as 7C.1 per cent of normal
compared with 83 July "25 last and
72.7 Aug. 25. 1907. ' ;
OFF WELSH COAST
Neath, Wales, Sept 1. The British
bark Amazon for Iquique from Port
Talbot has been . wrecked near the
latter port. Only' five of the crew of
32 were saved. Six bodies have al
ready washed ashore.
Three Others Out Also and a
Warm Fight is in Pros
pect at Toledo.
100,000 IN THE CITY
Half a Dozen Cities Contend
ing For Next Meeting
Dedicate a Shaft.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 1. The two main
attractions of the G. A. R. encampment
today were the dedication of the Fort
Meigs monument at Perrysburg, and
the civic parade. In the latter, 3.000
members of local organizations march- "
ed with bands playing and banners
Noted Men SpeaKera.
At the dedication of the monument
several thousand veterans and other
visitors were present wnen the official
program was carried out. Governor
Harris of Ohio, Senator Foraker, Gov
ernor Willson of Kentucky, Lieutenant
Governor Murphy of Pennsylvania, and
Mayor Robert W. Hunter of Richmond,
Va., were among the speakers.
Are 100,000 VUltorM.
Toledo. Ohio. Sept. 1. It is estima
ted that there are 100,000 visitors In
town to see and attend the national
encampment of the Grand Army of the
What with marvelous illumination of
the down town streets, the "Venetian
night" on the river, the public recep
tion by the local committee and Commander-in-Chief
Burton and numerous
other attractions marking the formal
opening of the encampment, the streets
were well nigh impassable last night.
Fife and drum corps, brass bands, ar
riving delegations and squads of sight
seers blocked the pavements from curb
,F11U lur ( ontnutfrf v.-v.j
There is likely to be a pretty fight
on in the convention floor for the of
fice of commander-in-chief. The candi
dates are E. N. Nevius, New Jersey;
L. T. Dickason. Illinois ; former Gover
nor Van- Sant of Minnesota, and Gen
eral Adams of Nebraska.
Atlanta, Ga., wants the next encamp
ment. Salt Lake City, Pittsburg, Kal
amazoo and Seattle are also aspirants
for the honor.
WANTS A STRAIGHT TICKET
Naming of Hughes for Governor by
Drys is Opposed.
Syracuse, N. Y.t Sept. 1. The pro
posal to nominate Governor Hughes,
which was made at the state prohibi
tion convention here today, was oppos
ed by Aaron S. Watkins of Ohio, the
party's candidate for vice president.
Watkins took the ground the
tion should make a straight-out party
CZOLGOZ BROTHER INSANE?
Relative of Assassin of McKinley is In
Sharon, Pa., Sept. 1. John Czolgoz,
brother of President McKinley's assas
sin, was today sentenced to the work
house for three months. The police
claim Czolgoz is insane. His case
will be investigated.
MANY TRAINS ON
Worst Cloudburst in His
tory of Pacific Road
Delays Thousands. ..;
Winnipeg. Man., Sept. 1. Fifteen
passenger trains besides all freight
and stock trains on the Canadian Pa
cific between Winnipeg and Fort WH
liam are held nn 'at wav ctatlnna uJt
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thf rpSlllf- nf o fili-iiiflhnrof tatn Qat,J.
day night. It" is stated by railway
men to be the worst disaster of the
kind that ever happened in western.
10,600 People Held. .
Not a. train has reached Winnipeg
from the east - since Saturday and
fully 10,000 people are being kept
waiting at points along the line. Earl
Grey, governor general of Canada, and
party are on board one of the delayed
trains. -" v - . :