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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 285.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MAINE GOES REPUBLICAN
BY APPROXIMATELY 8,000
EDICT FROM WASHINGTON
PULLS HUGHES THROUGH
THE VEGETARIAN'S PLIGHT.
G. 0. P. Majority Cm
Down to Lowest Point
in, 25 Years.
BIG VOTE IS POLLED
Almost Equal to Presidential
Year Democrats Strong
Portland, Maine, Sept. 15. Additional
revised returns made early today from
the state election yesterday altered
but slightly, the result announced last
night of the plurality of Fernald, re
publican, for governor over Gardner,
democrat, remaining at 7,329, with 25
small towns and 26 plantations still to
report. A complete poll is not expect
ed for several days. The feature of
the election was the increase in the
democratic vote throughout' the state.
Everyone of the four congressional dis
tricts showed gains, the increase over
1904 being 15,000 votes, 4,000 over 1900.
These gains were made almost entirely
in the rural districts, showing clearly
the popularity of Gardner among the
farmers. . .
Alio Made Gains.
The republican, vote was also greater
by 3,000 than in 1900, but fell 4.000 be
low the vote of 1904. Republicans
made good gains in rural districts. All
republican candidates for congress
were elected. -The incoming legislature
will be strongly republican.
Expected I.nrte Plurality.
Portland, Maine, Sept. 15, Maine
. has elected a republican governor by
a plurality of about 8,000. The vic
tory for Bert M. Fernald, the republi
can gubernatorial nominee is serious
ly discounted in the eyes, of the re
publicans by the small eize of hi3
plurality over Obadiah Gardner, the
democratic nominee, and the demo
crats are correspondingly elated, al
though at the last they had hoped to
win out. " ,
Along with the state ticket, the re
publicans have won, probably, the
. four congressional districts, although
late returns may be necessary to de
termine the result in two of them.
Prohibition Main INue.
The fight as between the republi
cans and democrats was distinctly
local, carrying with it the liquor ques
tion. An analysis of the returns in
dicates that the heavy vote' rallied to
the support of the democratic ticket
came from the element in the state
which desires a resubmission of the
prohibition law, which now stands on
the statute books. The democratic
state platform demanded such a re- Charges against C..W. Trickett, spe
submission, the presumption to a.largeial assistant attorney general of Kan
degree being that a resubmission
would mean its annulment. On the
other hand, the republicans in state
convention demanded a strengthening
of the law, which now provides that
the governor may take into his own
hands the enforcement of the prohi
bition law In any county in which he
Is satisfied that the local authorities
are not performing their whole duty.
Appeal to I'nrmcro.
In addition to this the democrats
made an appeal to the agricultural i
vote something which they have noti
done In many recent elections. They
nominated Obadiah Gardner of Rock-
Car of Dynamite Blows
Up at Windsor; Mo,
Kansas City, Sept. lrom rive to
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much. confusion exists there that ac
curate figures of the casualties are un
obtainable. - -
. Windsor, Mo., Sept. 15. A car of
dvnamite standing on the track in
front of the Katy railroad depot here
exploded this .morning with terrific
force. The car and depot platform
were demolished and 18 persons
standing nearby more or less seriously
injured. Frederick Yake, tne raiiroau aouin rock iwuu whs auuuueu iu wumu acsuuwieuge wuiu una ueeu re
agent, was terribly mangled and soon probate in the county court this morn-Jceived from the president, Mr. Wright
died as did Dee Hill and an unknown ing Dy judge k. w. uimsiea. ine win laiKea ireeiy or me possiDimy. -tramp.
It is believed several others gives all of the property to Mr. Young's "I have heard the report that Presi
of the injured will die. All the .vie- mother, Mrs. Mary E. Young. The in' dent Roosevelt' wants to ascend with
tims 'live la the vicinity. . . strument was executed Aug. 3, 1907. me," he acknowledged. "I'm sorry. I
land, head of the state grange and a
man of high personal popularity
among the farmers.
The result of the presentation of
the state issues upon the clean-cut
basis which the opposing platforms of
fered was a campaign which is a rec
ord breaker in the state's political
history so far as the September elec
tions is concerned.
Large Vote Polled.
The total vote case as a result of
the strenuous battle which has been
fought is in excess of 140,000, not far
below the total cast at any piesiden
The following figures show how
Maine has voted at the September
elections during the past SG years
Year. Rep. Deru. Plu.
1872 71,888 55,343 16,545
187C 75,867 G0.423 15,444
1880 73,544 73,713 169
1884 78,318 " 58,503 19,815
1888 .79,401 61,348 18,053
1892 ...67,900 55,397 12,503
1896 82,596 34,350 48,246
1900 73,955 39,823 34,132
1904 76,962 50,146 26,816
Fusion of democrats and . green-
Expected to Strengthen Law.
The complexion of the legislature
is in some doubt, although there must
be a considerable change from normal
in the outlying towns and plantations
to wrest control from the republicans.
It is believed that the republicans
will safely control and that the Stur-
gls prohibitory law, which during the
final week of the campaign became
the overshadowing issue ot the battle
for votes, will be broadened and
strengthened to meet the demands of
the republican platform. .
Increase Majority In Arkaaaaik
Little Rock. Ark.. Sept. 15. The
election of George W. Donaghey, dem
ocratic nominee for governor, and the
entire democratic ticket by a majority
which may exceed that received by
Governor Little two years ago, 65,000
and apparently an even break between
the prohibitionists and license advo
cates, the adoption of one constitution
al amendment and the defeat of an
other, are the most important results
of the state election held in Arkansas
yesterday, as indicated by Incomplete
returns from a majority of the 75 coun
ties in the state.' -..,
Vote a Record Dreaker.
The returns indicate a record break
ing vote was polled throughout the
state. Interest centered In the result
of the campaign which was waged in
many counties by the prohibitionists.
ARE STRICKEN OUT
Assistant Attorney General of Kansas
Held for Illegally
Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 15.
sas, accused of accepting unearned
fees In a liquor case, were dismissed
by Judge Moore this morning on mo
tion of Attorney General Jackson.
HAT ADDS TO MYSTERY
It Is Discovered Hanging in Hallway
of Slain Physician's Home.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 15. Detectives
yesterday found the hat worn by Dr,
Frederick Rustin the night he was
shot. It was hanging in the hallway
of the Rustin home. How it got on
the hook at the Rustin home no per
son there could say.
"I cannot tell how thejiat got there,'
said Mrs. Rustin. "I had no time to
think of such a thing the night my hus
band was shot, and it never occurred
to me that the one hanging in the hall
might be the one he wore that night."
There was nothing to indicate that
the hat had been hung where it was
found since the shooting. Mrs. Abbie
Rice identified the hat as the one worn
by Dr. Rustin when she left him three
! hours before the shooting. .
CONSIDER IN FRIENDLY WAY
Germany Not Disposed to Make
, Trouble Over Morocco.
Berlin, Sept. 15. Jules Cambon,
French ambassador to Germany, has
assurances from Herr Stem-
rich, acting secretary of the foreign
- office tbat Germany wiu consider the
Franco-Spanish note regarding Moroc
co in a most friendly spirit.
Minnesota Primaries On.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 15. Primaries
are being held in Minnesota today for
the purpose of naming congressional,
legislative and county tickets,
Will is Probated.
The will of the late Ralph Young of
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CAST REFLECTION UPON LOYALTY
Bloomlngton, 111., Sept. 15. "Abso-i
Iutely false in every particular," was
the reply of Hon. Adlal E. Stevenson,
democratic candidate for governor of
Illinois, when asked for a statement
concerning the charges in the Chicago
Sunday Tribune that he was a member
of the Knights of the Golden Circle
and was disloyal to the memory of
Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Stevenson de
clared that he had never been a mem
ber of any secret society except the
Masonic oraer, ana believed that his
record during the war and the action
of the people of central Illinois subse
quently was the best answer to such
Record In Unquestioned.
"William B. Whiffen," declared Mr.
Stevenson, "was a candidate for county
treasurer on the' democratic ticket in
Woodford county in 1765, and I, believ
ing him to-be a dishonest man, assisted
in defeating him. My efforts aroused
his animosity, and his subsequent ac
tion was animated by motives of re
venge. He was my . personal enemy
and I never was associated with him.
The fact that I was elected state's at
torney in 18C4 in a district normally re
publican by 1,000 is also an answer to
any charge of disloyalty to the flag.
"Certainly at that period the senti
ments and conduct of every candidate
for public office were closely scrutin
ized, if ever, and if there had been
any truth in such accusations I cer
tainly never would have been success
ful. I removed to Bloomington after
serving my term as state's attorney of
the judicial district of which Woodford
county was a part under the old con
stitution, and have since resided here.
I was twice elected to congress from
this district, and in 1874 defeated Gen
eral John McNnlta, republican, who
had been elected to the preceding term
by a majority of 4,000. In both of my
campaigns in which I was successful
my majority was 2,000. It was in the
1874 campaign that the Whiffen affida
vit was circulated. I denounced it as a
falsehood and the people must have be
lieved It to be so.
"This affidavit has never been sup
WRIGHT BUT LATTER IS RELUCTANT
Washington, Sept. 15. A new sensa
tion in the government trials in aero
nautics was furnished yesterday by a
persistent report that President Roose
velt has announced his intention of go-,
ing up with the aviator. While no one
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I eat no fat, I eat no lean;
My finish will come soon.
Tis said they find a thinking mind
Inhabiting the Prune.
ported or substantiated by a living
man. It was born in the brain of
Whiffen alone, and was concocted sole
ly from motives of revenge. It grew
alone from his personal animosity. The
fact that he admits, his membership in
this treasonable organization should
promote the doubt that his statement
is worthy of credence.
"The charge that I rejoiced over the
death of Lincoln is absurdly false, and
I cannot believe that any human being
would credit, me with such an atro
McNulta' Son Deplore Story.
"No, man more deeply deplored Lin
coin's assassination than myself. Rob
ert P. McNulta, son of the late General
Jphn McNulta, in a statement pub
lished in the Inter-Ocean last week,
declared that it was the regret of his
father's life that he gave countenance
to such reports. He knew them to be
"One of. the most earnest supporters
of my candidacy for congress was the
late David Davis, then United States
senator from Illinois, later acting vice
president and for years justice of the
United States supreme court. He did
me the honor to preside at one of my
meetings in 1878, although he was a
republican, and made a speech advo
cating my election. Judge Davis was
the administrator of Lincoln's estate.
It is hardly probable that Ju4ge Davis,
such a close friend and admirer of
Lincoln, would have assisted me in
this manner if there had been any
question of my loyalty or admiration
STATE IS UNABLE
TO SELL LIQUOR
Richmond, Va., Sept 15. In the
South Carolina dispensary cases today
the decision of the lower court was
affirmed by the United States circuit
court of appeals. The general grounds
for the affirmation seem to be that
the state cannot enter private bust
TO FLY WITH
don't believe the president should take
such chances. Of course, flying In the
air is as safe as riding in a 'street car,
but there are accidents that might
I happen. Aside from my relatives, such
an accident to me would mean nothing,
but the nation would be the sufferer if
the president was injured or killed.
The president will return to Wash
ington next week. It is said it will be
reasonably certain he will insist upon
accompanying the aviator in one of his
flights. ' ' '
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On Maine's1 Showing Bryan
Saya Republicans. Will Save
but Few States.
SPEAKS AT PHILADELPHIA
Says He Makes No Apology for Run
ning for Highest Office in World
Retort to Taft.
Philadelphia, ; Sept.' 15. Bryan ar
rived here from Baltimore at 10:20.
There was a crowd at the station to
greet him. After acknowledging the
greetings, he entered an automobile
and was driven to Dooner's hotel,
headquarters of the Bryan League of
Pennsylvania, where the candidate
held a brief reception at which he
shook hands with hundreds.
Need Better Equipment.
Bryan was then escorted to the of
fice of the Philadelphia Record where
he spoke to a large crowd. He re
ferred to his invasion of the east and
the fact that democrats in this section
were not so well equioped as they
ought to.be to present their cause.
"Where we cannot reach the voters
through the printed pages," he said,
"it is more necessary to meet the
voter face to face. I offer no apology
for coming, although I am a candidate
for the highest office ia the world.'
Concede Few State.
Some one in the crowd asked "How
about Maine?" and Bryan replied:
Maine has returned the. lowest re
publican majority1 in 27 years and, to
be conservative, I have to concede on
this showing but few s.ates to the
republicans." Following the speech
tne candidate was driven to the Belie
vue Stratford hotel, where he was a
guest at a luncheon given by a com
mittee of New Jersey men.
Retort for Taft. v
Philadelphia, Sept. 15. In a lengthy
interview given out on the train be
tween Baltimore and Philadelphia to
day, William 'J. Bryan, made a hot re
tort to Taft's statement of yesterday,
He accuses Taft of dodging, and says:
"Taft knows as little about my record
as he does about the public questions
which he is attempting to discuss."
- He denied he wanted government
ownership of railroads, hut says he
does want regulation. He charges Taft
made a mistake of $114,000,000 in his
estimate of the cost of Imperialism.
. Talks at Two Meetings. "
Baltimore, Md, Sept, 15. William J.
Bryan addressed Maryland voters In
two meetings yesterday. . The first was
at -Annapolis, where he discussed the
issues of the campaign, and the second
in this city, where he faced an audi
ence estimated at 25,000 persons.
The crowd cheered Mr. Bryan vocif-
erously and displayed impatience over
the preliminaries, which included an
address by Governor Crothers. The
governor attacked President Roosevelt
and charged him with' being the most
extravagant executive the country ever
Mr. Bryan devoted most' of his time
to a discussion of the issues, but added
o, little local coloring by explaining
that in some of the cities of the east
the democratic party was at a disad
vantage because it not only lacked the
means of getting democratic policies'
before the voters, but was subjected to
misrepresentation as to such policies.
Republican Platform la Attacked.
He stated with emphasis that there
was nothing in the democratic plat
form that, need alarm any legitimate
Interest. Among other things be said:
"The democratic platform differs
from the republican platform in that
our jarty distinctly declares what it
opposes and what it favors. The re
publican platform is ambiguous and
uncertain. When you get through read
ing it you are in the dark as to what
Mr. Tatt. if elected, will do."
Mr. Taft, he said, already had amend
ed his platform In several particulars,
but none knew what other amendments
he might add before the election and
what additions he might make to it
after the election. President Roose
velt, he declared, was elected upon a
Not In Harmony With Leaders.
"And as his platform promised noth
ing in particular, he felt at liberty to
recommend a number of things which
the republican leaders objected to," Mr.
The result was, he said, a constant
conflict between the executive and con
Speaking of the policies of the dem
ocratic party, Mr. Bryan said that
democrats believe that popular ques
tions should be submitted to the pub
lic, and that the decisions of the pub
lic was binding on officials.
As the republicans do not present
specific propositions," he asserted, "a
republican victory could not be con
strued as a declaration in favor of any
particular reform, or against any exist
No Reason to Change.
,He said Maryland by right was a
democratic state, and that no democrat
could find .Jn- the Denver .platform, an
excuse for voting the republican ticket
"But," he said, "republicans who rec
ognize the abuses that have grown up
under republican mle can find a rea
son for joining with the democrats to
restore the government to its own
foundations, for the democratic senti
ment demands that the laws shall be
made in the interests of the whole peo-
pie, and that the government shall be
administered in -such a way that the
rights' of all hall be protected, and
that special privileges shall be no
longer granted to the few."
TWO SPEECHES ARE
011 TAFT'S PROGRAM
Republican Nominee Will Make No
Comment cn Maine Election Re
sults for the Present.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 15. Two
speeches to visiting delegations and
conferences with Senator , Crane of
Massachusetts and Representative Bur
ton of Cleveland was the program of
work for Judge Taft today, on this, the
51st anniversary of his birth. The first
address will be delivered at the Sinton
hotel to a delegation of residents of
Greenfield, Ind. The other Is to be to
members of the African Methodist
church this evening. No comment on
the Maine election will Te made here
until the full returns are received.
JURY FOR SPRINGFIELD CASE
Joe James Will Make Plea of Self
Defense for Killing.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 15. Last night
a jury was secured in the Joe James
murder case. Judge Creighton ordered
the jury kept isolated from the public
until the close of the trial.
James will make a claim of self-
defense. He is the alleged murderer of
Clergy A. . Ballard, Into whose daugh
ter's room James crept one night. He
was driven out by - the father of the
girl. Ballard was stabbed to death
while grappling with the negro. The
tragedy kindled the flame of race
prejudice which resulted in the race
riot following the assault upon Mrs,
Hallam. - -
. Under the law yesterday was the,hft declared Tit. wm
last.day for filing. claims against the
city for riot damages.
claims reached J121.S56
IS FEARFUL SCOURGE
St. Petersburg, Sept. 15. lor the 24
hours ending at noon today there were
reported in St, Petersburg 240 cases
and 60 deaths from Asiatic cholera.
.This is almost double the record ot
Renominated on First
by Hew York Republicans.
HILL HIS OPPONENT
Democrats Also in Convention
With Prospects of a
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 15. Governor
Hughes was renominated for governor
of New York by the republican state
convention this afternoon on the first'
ballot.. .. :
Called to Order by Root.
Saratoga, Sept. 15. Chairman Root
called the republican state convention
to order at 2 this afternoon, the tem
porary organization being made per
manent. After the adoption of the re
port of the credentials committee, the
platform was read and adopted.
Hughe la Commended.
The platform endorses the national
platform and commends the -Roosevelt
and Hughes administrations. Regard
ing the latter, it says: "We endorse
the administration of Governor Hughes,
who has shown himself a courageous
executive, resolved to accomplish what
he believes to be for the public good.
He has approved measures passed by
a republican legislature, upholding the
integrity of the constitution, maintain
ing the high character of public serv
ice, and providing for the proper, reg
ulation of corporations and for the pro
tection of the people's Interests."
On the roll call for nominations for
governor, Frank J. Cook ' placed in
nomination James W. Wads worth, Jr., -speaker
of the assembly.
Pick David Jayne Hill.' .
, Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 15. Dr; David
Jayne Hill of Rochester, ambassador
of the United Slates to Germany is
the man whom the anti-Hughes lead
ers have decided upon as their candi
date for governor to defeat the re
nomination of Hughes, according to
the story the anti-Hughes men were
telling as : they began to get about
after an all night conference. Thev
asserted that Hill would certainly De
nominated "unless." t By "unless"
they admitted they meant "unless
there is irresistible interference from
national quarters, Roo3jveIt, the re
publican national committee and Taft."
Democrats In Session.
Rochester, N. Y; Sept, 15. With the
question of a gubernatorial nomination
still unsettled, but narrowing down to
a choice of one among three or four
men, and with prospective lively ses
sions ahead involving the merits of
the fight between Charles F. Murphy,
leader of Tammany hall, and Senator
Patrick H. McCarren of Brooklyn over
contested seats in Kings county, the
democratic state convention convened
here at noon today.
Hall Profusely Decorated.
The convention hall was profusely
decorated with flags, banners and por-.
traits of the nominees for president
and vice president. Chairman of the
State Committee Conners announced
the temporary officers and introduced -Judge
Morgan J. O'Brien of New York
as temporary chairman. O'Brien in
his address made reference to Bryan
as the "great commoner," which called
taut a demonstration which continued
for several , minutes. ; There was an
other demonstration when the speaker
paid tribute to the late G rover Cleve
land. . " '
Adjonrns for the Day. - . '
At the conclusion of O'Brien's
speech the roll ot delegates was called
and lists referred to the credentials
committee without debate. ' The con
vention then adjourned until tomorrow
McCarren Delegates Lose. .
- McCarren last night made official his
previously uttered threat to' bolt the
convention if any one of his delegates
should he unseated. . The McCarren
delegates against whom contests have
been entered before the Etate commit
tee were -unseated by that body last
night. McCarren took with him to
the convention hall a resolution which
earliest opportunity calling for the-
complete reorganization of the state
committee and the election of a new.
membership. J . :- . - - r
May Go Over Till Thnrsday.
The nominating session will not be
held until late tomorrow and may
have to be postponed until Thursday
on account of the visit of William J.
Bryan, who will address I the conven
tion Wednesday night. 7 Every effort
will be made, however, to get the gu-
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