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progressives here that Vice-President
Sherman's friends are representing to
him that he should withdraw from the
temporary chairmanship, in view of the
manifest misunderstanding on the part
of some members of the committee trhen
the vote was taken, the charges of fraud
and trickery and the letter of President
Taft. . ,
To begin an effort to get a special
meeting, under the circumstances, would
be en unwarranted affront to the % ice-
Preßident. in the opinion of some of the
Progressives. They hold that there can
be no misconception of their position
and no misunderstanding of the fact
that they intend to elect Mr. Roosevelt
to preside over the first day's work of
the state convention. Meantime they
feel that they do not want to do any
thing unnecessarily to antagonize the
Vice-Presldent.
The day's review of the situation left
M- Greiner and Mr. Griscom and all
the others who had talked with them
distinctly cheerful. They feel that be
yond a question they will control the
state convention by a goodly margin
sty one hundred or more votes—
that control of the state committee is
their* whenever they want to take it.
Mr Griscom had nothing but a cheer
ful smile to add to the formal statement.
Mr. Grelner said that the outlook
seemed pretty good to him.
"I think the so-called 'old guard" won't
h^ve more than one-quarter of the dele,
pates In the convention," said he. "All
the western part of the state is for Taft
and Roosevelt and the Progressive Is
sues in this ftght.
Sure of Winning Easily.
"I think we shall win easily OB the
temporary chairmanship, and without
much trouble on a direct nominations
plank. There's no question (bat the
raiment of thy state demand? primary
reform along the general lines of the
Hughes recommendations: not neceasa- >
rOy precisely a? the Governor's bill had
it, but along that line. Even in Speaker
Waewvortha territory the sentiment is
■unmistakable, in my judgment.
"All tills makes me feel very cheerful.
I think the Progressives will control th*
convention, and after they've made a
good platform and a good ticket will |
carry the election. A good fight is
sometimes a mighty good thin? for those
■who have taken part in it— it brings
about mutual taped and clears the at
mosphere. a? good party men, we hope
that will be the result in this case."
"This present fight is the finest thing
that could happen for the Republican
party in this state." said Mr. James.
'After it is over, we Progressives will
be found to be in control of the tem
porary chairmanship situation, we shall
win bo the direct nominations fight and
we'll nominate and elect a Progressive
candidate for Governor.
'•The ouUook in Brooklyn is splendid. ,
There is no general fight being made on
Mr. Woodruffs control there at present.
There are fights in only two districts,
the 6th ant the 14th. If a Woodruff- |
anti-Woodruff fight were made, the Pro- !
gressives would carry from twenty-eight i
to thirty- fiv« of the delegates to the '
«t*te convention surely. As it is. my j
judgment is that most of the Kings .i*-le
tttion will be found in line for Mr.
Roosevelt at the state convention, al- j
though, they may not vote for direct
nominations in such large numbers."
MeM McKee. leader of the {Ist Dis
trict of New York County, explicitly
denied reports that he was likely to be
lined up with the "old guard" in the next
Ftate committee meeting, and In the
convention.
"I voted for Mr Roosevelt at the re
cent committee meeting." said he. "and
3 have no desire or intention to Bop. I'm
not the flopping kind."
RESULTS IN MARYLAND
Congressmen Nominated at First
Direct Primary.
Baltimore. -V.;c 30— For the Brst time In
Maryland *■ •' Demoefatle and Republican
j>jyt!»-!> -elected by heßot to-day nominees
for Reprfseniatlves in Cenpress. Hereto
fore the convention system prevailed.
The campaigns were waged in the Id,
4th. s;h and 6th districts, both parties hav
3ns agreed upon their candidates in the
3.=t and I'd districts. In the 4th District
there were four Democratic candidates for
.h» S(?at nou - aeM \)y John Gill, who did
sea «efk a rrnominstion owing to ill
health.
Km; A- M. Schelt?, Progressive Repub
lican candidate In the 4th District, who had
proclaimed his opposition to the present
tariff law and to Speaker Cannon, was
overwhelmingly defeated by Addi*on K.
Mi.;::ii!r. who had the support of the party
eesTßjnlsjßXfc n.
Congressman Pearro entered the li^ts in
the 6th District to succeed himself, but sub
tequently withdrew. Congressman Sydney
11. M t&6 (Republican), declined a renoml
r.Btion in the sth District.
The nominees are as follow?:
First District— Lincoln Dryden, Bomer
>*■• County. Republican; J. Harry Coving
ton. Tejliot County, Democrat (renomi
nated)
Second District— William B. Baker, Har
ford County. Republican: J. Fred C. Tal
r-- Baltimore County, Democrat (re
noininatt-d).
Third District— Charles W. Main, Repub
liessii George Kor.ip. Democrat.
Fourth District— -.-.-• E. Mulliken, Re
iub!i' i en: J. Charles Uethieum, Democrat.
Fifth District— Thomas Parri«n, Culvert
County, Republican; J. Ei - Ray, jr.,
3 j> t ••■ Oorpe'f; County. Democrat.
Sixth District—}:. H. Warner, jr.. Mont
pomery County, Republican; David J.
I>*u-i«, Jtlteclieiij Countj'. Democrat.
MR. SHERMAN'S TOUR
Campaigns with Watson — Many
Women Hear Them.
Joriin. Mo.. Aug. 20.-Vice-PreEi4ent Hher
tneu's first move after arrival at Joplin to
day was to enter an automobile and. 10l-
Itve^i by a proc«es>ion of cai* I Ued with
Joplin Republicans, start for Webb City.
From his automobile Mr. Sherman sposat
in Webb City, Carter-. ille and Prosperity,
mining towns, and then was taken to a
le»<s and zinc plant, in which be was great
]. isiiesesiad.
Mr. Sherman In an address to the mine
rnmlerfi declared that protection had been
responsible for the good wages paid them.
V.< told of the bo- in th* ii*-ld who .-.aid he
"didn't get nothing for digging potato*?,
but he'd pet hell If he didn't dig 'em "
■An<i that," exclaimed the Bpeaintr. "is
what you will get if you place the Demo
cratic party in power."
"Jim and Jim" were the c<ntra! figures
In Cartilage, the county feat, the objec
tive '' the cavalcade- Kx-Congrestumn
Jgffl»s E. WtttFon. of Indiana. to-«lay joined
the Vice- President sad will ITITISHj with
him during IBM remainder of th* trip.
On the courthouse 6t«T'*> in cartbace
Mr. Sherman urged the support of Con
gr*-tfti ..■ Charles 2. Morgan, of the 3Sth
District, who is seeking re-election. An
eegkteesi-esCle rMe back to Jopl'.n followed.
Here Mr. Wateon and Mr. Sherman spoke
to an audience that filled a large theatre.
The Vice-President'* popularity with t.ie
wlv«s and sjeten of voters Basest proved.
Her*, as in Sprinfflfcld. a considerable por
i.on of the audience was made up of wom
en. Mr Sherman departed for Guthrle at
H •>. m.
I ROOSEVELT VMS MNSAS
Great Crov»/ds Cheer Him at
Every Stopping Place.
WITH GARFIELDANDPINCHOT
Ex-President Advises New Mex
ico and Arizona on Adoption
of Constitutions.
[By Telegraph to The Trtbunr.]
Scott City. Kan., Aug. 30.—Ex-Presi
dent Roosevelt spent practically all of
this day and evening: travelling, and the
day proved something of a rest from
the strenuous celebration in Denver, al
though the stops in both Colorado and
Kansas were numerous, and Mr. Roose
velt usually rewarded the expectant
crowds which gathered around the rear
platform with a few words of greeting
and an admonition to practise some of
the homely virtues which he constantly
insists are essential to' that character
which alone can form a solid foundation
for the Republic.
At Palmer Lake, 7.237 feet above sea
level, and the highest point touched on
this tour, the Roosevelt special made
its Oral stop to-day, but the ex-Presi
dent contented himself with shaking
hands with all in the considerable
crowd whom he could reach.
At Colorado Springs the entire town
appeared to have come down to the
station to greet the ex-President, who
made a stirring address, speaking as
long as the schedule permitted. Mr.
Roosevelt left the train at Mineral Pal
ace Park, in the outskirts of Pueblo, and
with his party proceeded by automobile
through the park and to the centre of
the city, where he made perhaps the
longest address of the day, and laid the
cornerstone of the new Young Men's
Christian Association building, which is
to cost $100,000.
Advice on Constitutions.
Referring to th«=> necessity of his turn
ing east from Pueblo, Mr. Roosevelt
said he had received many letters from
friends in Arizona and New Mexico, urg
ins him to come there, and also asking
his advice regarding the constitutions
they are about to adopt. He said he
greatly regretted hie inability to visit
the new states, hut he would give to
them at Pueblo one word of advice re
garding their constitutions.
He then urged them to make such pro
vision as would permit of comparatively
easy amendment. Doctrinaries and de
signing lawyers were likely, he declared,
to inject into new constitutions pro
visions the full effect of which was not
understood by the people, and it would
be well to make the process of elimina
ting any undesirable provision not too
difficult.
Mr. Roosevelt declares that he had the
time of his life in Denver yesterday, but
he is enjoying himself immensely to-day.
Messrs. Pinchot and (Jarfleld are his
gnepte in his private car. and It Is nb
vteus from the loyalty and congeniality
which exists between these men and
their former chief that nothing will in
duce him to g-~* back on th<-m
The Roosevelt special will reach Ossa
watomie. at which place is th;"> John
Brown battlefield, at 9:30 a. m. to-mor
row, and will remain there until the
same hour on Thursday. Reports which
have come up the line from < >ssawatomie
indicate that no inconsiderable portion
of ih<= population of Kansas has already
gathered there to do honor both to the
memory of John Brown and to the px-
Presidem. and it i? predicted that not
fewer than twenty-five thousand par
sons will be on hand to welcome Mr.
Roosevelt and his party, despite the fact
that the town has no more than fifteen
hundred population, exclusive of the five
hundred patients in the State Insane
Asylum. Regardless of the unimpor
tance of the place. Mr. Roosevelt's
Ossawatomie speech promises to be one
ol the most important of hig trip.
Crowds Rise from Prairies.
The Roosevelt special has been pass
ing through a sparsely settled country
to-day, but the crowds which have
greeted the ex-Presidont at every stop
have been remarkahh . and even where
no stop has been made the people seemed
to have risen up out of the prairie to
wave a welcome, in many instances hav
ing provided flags for the. purpose. At
these points Mr. Roosevelt has rushed
out to the rear platform :md waved a
hand to the receding groups, which al
ways answered with a cheer.
At one point, with only a single tiny
sliack in sight, although one could nee
for miles in all directions, a woman with
a chi?d in her arms came running down
track, and with his characteristic
"By George, I must not disappoint her,"
the colonel rushed out in time tv return
th< greeting.
At Ordway, Col., a farmer drove up to
the train with quantities of water
as and cantaloupes provided by the
. • ommittee, and joy reigned among
the negro attendants of the private car
as the handsome watermelons were
stowed away. <;. <;. h.
DOLLIVER FOR ROOSEVELT
Says Ex-President Will Be Writ
ing Messages to Congress Again
Manitowoc. Wls.. Aug. That former
President Roosevelt would be the insur
gents' candidate for President in 1912 was
intimated by Senator J. P. DoHiver. of
lowa, In ';.. course of an address lirr*;
when he ■' -• in behalf of the renomina
tion of Senator La Folletta at the primaries
on Tuesday next.
The refer* • to the former President
was a very brief one when, with a smile,
Senator Dolliver said that Mr. Roosevelt
would again be writing sages to Con
press after the 1913 election. Aside from
iis comment upon th« lea'i<?rp.'!ip of the
#-x-Pre<-iflent the Senator's, speech was
practically a repetition of his talk before a
Milwaukee audience last nig I

ROOSEVELT TO CONTROL
"Will Have a Substantial Majority in
the New York State Convention."
(From Th» Tribune Bureau]
Washington. Aug. 30.— Representative Cal
d*r. of Brooklyn, one of the strongest
Hughes men in the New York delegation, la
confident that the Roosevplt-Hughe£-Uris
com Republicans will control the state oon
\entlon by a substantial majority. He is
of the opinion that Mr. Roosevelt will hay*
much to say in naming the candidates and
framing the platform, and that he will be
named as temporary chairman, unless lie
fuses to accept that honor.
Mr. ' sMer does not think there is the
eligbtest reason to doubt that the men who
favor the direct primaries will he in the
majority at the convention. He Is ''-'■ tain
that the talked ol plan to nominate Mr.
Roosevelt tor Governor will not i'»- sxtenipt
c-d, and he declares that if .',<■■ were unan
imously nominated he would not accept.
Mr. '"aid"!- is in Washington on depart
mental work.
NEW-YORK D.itLY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 31. 1910.
AT THE COWBOY SPORTS IN CHEYENNE.
rphotograph by Paul Thompson. New York.)
WOULDN'T SELL IB STATE
Timothy L. Woodruff Explains
Purchase of Kamp Xi!! Kare.
PAID $12,000 FOR ESTATE
Value of Adirondack Land Great
ly Increased — The Forestry
Investigation Ended.
Albany, Aug. 30— With the testimony of
Timothy L. Woodruff, former president of
the Forest Preserve Board, public sessions
of the Investigation which Commissioners
Roger P riark and H. I^e Roy Austin have
been conducting into forestry affairs ended
to-day and the commissioners r<=-por~
probably will he in the hands of Governor
Hughes within two or three weeks. The
Governor expocts to resign about October 1
and want? to dispose of the matter before
he leaves Albany for Washington to assume
his duties on the United States Supreme
Court bench.
Mr. Woodruff cam* to Albany to-day to
te^tifv particularly concerning the purchase
of Kamn Kill Kare. his Adirondack estate,
which was made while he was president of
the Forest Preserve Board. He said he
wished to correct certain impressions which
had gone forth that improper methods had
been used in acquiring the property. That
such an impression had gained currency
was a source of regret to him, he said, as
nothing but the most honorable motives
had characterized his official actions.
"To Silence Imputations."
"Mv object in asking for a hearing," said
Mr. Woodruff at the outset, "was to silence
for all time the imputations and insinua
tions with regard to my conduct as presi
dent of the Forest Preserve Board. No one
at that time took a greater interest in th«
work of forest preservation in the Adiron
dack? and the Catskllls than I did. The
imputation has been made that by some
wrongful method I acquired my Kamp Kill
Kare estate. I would have acted in viola
tion of my obligations to the state had I.
while president of the board, acquired any
property which it would have been of ad
vantace to the state to have acquired if
the state could have acquired it. In this
Instance the state could not get this piece
of property, as the owners declined to
make it public property, because two miles
from it were two lakes upon which Mr. Du
r«nt had spent thousands of dollars in im
provements.
Mr Woodruff produced documents show
ing that the property embracing Lake
Kora on which his camp 1? located, had
been' advertised for sale, separate from
Township 6. in which it is located, as a
private preserve seven years before be
purchased it. It was after the Forest
Preserve Toard had bargained with the
Forest Park and Land Company, of which
Mr Durant was president, for the purchase
of the township, including the shore lands
of Raquette Lake and reserving lakes Bum
ner (now Lake Kora) and Lake Shed mow
Sagamore), that Mr. Woodruff purchased
his estate for 512,000.
The purchase of the Raquette Lake tract
In Township 6 by the state for $167,000, Mr.
Woodruff said, had been discussed with
Governor Black and approved by him. Mr.
Woodruff pointed out that the statement
that the state could have purchased the
property for $127,000 was erroneous.
Increase of Land Values.
Mr Woodruff read from a report on the
property made by Harry Bradley, a State
forester. in ISM. in which he gave it a* his
opinion that it was worth at that time
more than $475,000. After the company had
made the $127,000 offer the Forest Preserve
Board was organized and $1,000,000 appro
priated to buy forest lands. Prices im
mediately went up, and Mr. Woodruff
thought the state fortunate in having ac
quired the land at $167,000, which to-day, he
declared is worth at least $1,000,006.
Mr. Woodruff was asked about a hotel
conducted by Wellington Ken-well on state
land about eleven miles from the Wood
ruff camp on the headwaters of Moose
River Although on state land, the state
had naid Kenwell $1,500 for his inter
est and household effects in 1901, and the
buildings eventually were burned by dirac
tion of Mr. Woodruff.
Asked if his son and a party of college
students ha<i ">- made the place, their
headquarters. Mr. Woodruff said that such
v.'as pot the case, and added that he had
only spent ope night there in his life He
■Iso explained the erection of a small
elrlter for two of bis canoes which was
erected on state land.
ASSEMBLYMAN TIRED OF ALBANY.
i By T>l«sriv>b to i !.<■ Tribune.]
Rochester, Aug. 20.— "I would not turn
my hand over to go to Albany again. I
would not put in another winter like last
winter for the world. I am getting too old.
What I am looking for is to enjoy the rest
of my Me, not to gain any future glory."
This Is the reason Marvin I. Greenwood,
member of Assembly from Wayne County,
np-«-i>:ns for bis withdrawal as b candidate
for re-election after his name hail seen in
dnrssil by the caucus at Arcadia, hi* home
town. There has been consid«rabi* opposi
tion to the reneminatioa of Assemblyman
Greenwood, and a number of towns have
declared a?alnnt him.
WESTCHESTER STANDS BY WARD.
William L. Ward, member of tho Repub
lican State Committee and one of the "old
guard," retains control of the Weatchester
County Republican Committee anr] the or
ganization as a result of the primaries held
in that county last night There was no
contest. a.nd the only fights were between
aspirants for membership In the county
committee.
MS JUDICIARY DAY
Discusses with Several Judges
Two Supreme Court Vacancies,
NO CHANGE TOWARD HUGHES
It Is Believed He Will Be Chief
Justice, and Lloyd W. Bowers
May Be Named Associate.
Beverly. Mass., Aug. After his usual
golf game at Myopja to-day. President Taft
motored over to Ipswich and was the guest
of honor at a "judiciary luncheon" given
by Charles P. Searles, of Boston, at his
summer home. Associate Justice Oliver
Wendell Holmes, of the Supreme Court,
and United States Judges Colt, Putnam and
Lowell, of the Ist Circuit, were among the
guests.
It is said that the two vacancies on the
Supreme Court' bench that the President
soon must fill were discussed informally.
It is reported here to-night that Mr. Taft
is still thinking strongly of appointing
Solicitor General Lloyd W. Rower? as an
associate justice. There is said to be a
strong likelihood that the second appoint
ment will be made from the Rth Judicial
Circuit. Nothing has occurred to indicate
a change In the plan to nominate Governor
Hughes as the chief Justice.
The President's activity In canvassing
the situation for Supreme Court material
has led to a renewal of the report that he
may call the Senate in extraordinary ses
sion to confirm his nominations in October.
When this matter last came up the Presi
dent declared that he wanted to make his
appointments to the bench in the regular
way and have them confirmed at regular
sessions of the Senate. He said he felt
that to call the Senate in extra session
would Indicate that he was hurrying the
court In its consideration of important
cases, and he did not want to appear as
using even that sort of influence.
The President holds the judiciary sacred,
and has stated on frequent occasions that
he. regarded the appointment of judges to
be one of the most solemn and sacred of
his dutjes. There is said to be no change
In the President's attitude with reference
to letting the Supreme Court appointments
wait until the regular session of Congress
convenes.
The enabling act which permits Justice
Moody to retire does not expire until No
vember 15. The latter has definitely stated
to the President his intention to retire. Mr.
Taft told Justice Moody that the with
holding of the announcement until the end
of the period named in the retirement act
would not embarrass him in the least.
The President had no official callers to
day. He did not return from Ipswich until
late. To-night he an.! Mrs. Taft were
guests at dinner of Oliver Ames, at Pride's
Crossing.
The President to-morrow afternoon will
officiate at the laying of the cornerstone of
the new Beverly Young Men's fhriutian As
sociation building. Mr. Taft was one of the
lirst contributors to the $iou,<Aio fund for
the building.
Secretary Norton, who has been visiting
his family at St. James, Long Island, since
Friday hist, will return to Beverly to
morrow.
DENEEN OPENS CAMPAIGN
Fights "Bipartisan Combina
tion" in Illinois Legislature.
Tayjorville. 11!.. Aug. "o.— Governor De
ne*n opened the campaign to-night against
return tit legislative power of the "bi
partisan combination" which dominated
the last Illinois General Assembly. In an
address in this city he said In part:
"They are running on a platform of
three planks— first, we announce no princi
ples; second, we express no regrets, and,
third, we call for vindication.
"This bipartisan coalition in Its last des
perate stand against popular government
deemed It necessary to control the politics
of the state In order to prolong its power,
and I. whom they had vilified through
their spurious Investigation of my election,
was offered their support for tin? United
Plate.- Senatorship.
"When I refused to accept the proffered
Senatorship the bipartisan coalition deter
mined to select a Senator whose political
power would be used to strengthen their
position and to make safe the election of
their choice as my successor. The next
cup forward is to rest-re representative
government in our House <>f Representa
tives."
JUDGE TELLER INDORSED.
Auburn. N. V.. Aug. 30— At a meeting of
the caytißa County Bar Association v reso
lution was unanimously adopted asking
both the Democratic and Republican ptato
conventions to put in nomination for asso
ciate judge of the Court of Appeals John
I>. Teller, of this 1 city, in place of Judge
Edward T. Bartlett, deceased.
Judge Teller was the nominee of the
Democratic party for the same office in
IS?."-.
SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY.
Columbia, S. <"*.. Aug. -Partial returns
from twenty-eight counties in the South
Carolina Democratic primary to-day give
Governor Fnatherstone (Prohibitionist) 11.
118, Bl*a.«e (Local Opt'onist) 11,844, and Hi-
lrtrrxi (L/scaJ Optionist) 7,327,
in the -ii Congress District Patterson (In
cumbent) is In the lead- Elterbe (incumbent)
leads in the 6tti. Butler and Flnley (incum
bents) are running close in the sth, with
Flnley'a home Bounty yet to be heard from.
- ♦ 1 — —
TO FIX KINGS CONVENTION DATES.
A call was issued yesterday for a spe
cial meeting of the Kings County Dene
cratic Executive Committee on Thursday
afternoon of. next week. At the meeting
dates will be fixed for the holding of the
Judiciary, Congress. Senate and Assembly
district conventions.
THE KANSAS PLATFORM
Insurgents Waik Over Stand-Pat
Republicans.
MR. TAFT CONGRATULATED
Adherence Pledged to Roosevelt
Tariff Law Held Un
satisfactory.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Topeka, Kan.. Aug. 30.-The Kansas In
surgents won over the "stand-patters" in
the Republican party council to-day. They
had a fine working majority all the way,
and the regulars find little consolation.
After the council adjourned Senator Curtis
was a-sked for a statement.
"I have no statement now." he said. "I
have not had time to study the platform.
I voted against It; that ought to be suf
ficient comment."
Senator Bristow and the other insur
gents were supremely happy. They had
indorsed President Taft for the efforts he
had made to fulfill the Republican na
tional platform pledge, but had declared
that the tariff bill was not a fulfilment of
the party platform, as some of the sched
ules did not represent the difference be
! tween the cost of production aT home and
abroad, and they had commended the in
surgents for the fight on Cannon and Al
drich and ordered the Kansas Congress
men to vote for the election of United
States Senators and court judges by popu
lar vote and the election of Congressional
committees.
"I could not be better satisfied with the
Republican council," said Senator Bristow.
"It puts the Kansas Republicans on rec
ord as being in favor of the most pro
gressive national legislation."
Governor Stubbs was elected chairman of
the* council, but later resigned, and Senator
Bristow was chosen to preside during the
rest of the session. When Senator Bristow
took the chair he spoke on party issues.
He upheld the inheritance tax, condemned
monopolistic control and declared that more
legislation should be enacted controlling
the railroads.
•The tariff bill «nart<»d by th» Congress
of 1909 did not follow the standard fixed In
the national platform." he said, 'and was
a violation of its pledge?. I believe that a
r.ew tariff measure should be passed. an<l I
mean to fight for it just as long as I am
in the Senate."
Following the Bristow speech, the com
mittee on resoluttone submitted Its report.
Ab coon as the platform had been read, by
Congressman ftfqrdock. Senator Curtis
jreguiar) protested against adopting it in
toto, and moved that a separate vote for
the national issues be taken. His motion
was loft, and the platform was adopted as
re ported.
The Platform.
The platform was embodied in resolu
tions prepared by William Allen White,
the Emporifi editor, and contains the
sentiments as expressed by Senator Bris
tow. Governor tftubbs. Congressman Mur
dock and the other insurgent leaders. It
follows:
We, the Republicans of Kansas, in party
council, desiring to express our pride in
the traditions of our party, feel that re
spect and veneration for those traditions
and for the history we have made may be
most adequately and fittingly expressed by
turning our faces forward rather than
backward. Therefore, we bind ourselves
to specific future performances rather than
to ask for votes by reason of our past
achievements, however great they are.
Our platform shall be a guarantee, of per
formance, rather than a confession of
faith.
Yet we must congratulate President Taft
as Republicans on the successful outcome
of the progressive party measures in Con
gress, the postal savings bank law, the
railroad law and the law providing for
the publicity of campaign expenses. And
in this connection we wish to commend
Representatives Murdock and Madison for
their work in Congress pursuant to the
instructions of the Kansas Republican
platform of 1903 in modifying the rules of
Congress, so that the enactment »1 these'
lons delayed measures was made possible.
We wish to commend Senator Brif tow for
his hard and efficient work to carry out
successfully his platform pledge to secure
the enactment of th« well known long and
ghort haul clause in the Interstate com
merce law.
We pledge anew our loyalty to the Re
publican nation? 1 platform of 190S, and bind
ourselves to carry out its declarations, ac
cepting the policy of protection as out
lined in our party platform as the estab
lished policy of the nation, and. binding our
members of Congress in both houses to
vote steadfastly and without reference to
any other instructions for a revision of the
tariff law of 19 1 ""). using as a basis for fixing
duties the difference between the cost of
production at home and abroad with a
reasonable profit for American manufactur
ers.
We do not recognize the revision of th«
tariff of 1909 as' a satisfactory fulfillment of
the tariff pledge of. the Republican plat
form. We therefore pledge the people of
Kansas and our Republican Senators and
Congressmen to work and vote for legisla
tion that will create an independent non
partisan tariff commission to ascertain ac
curately the difference between the cost of
production at home and abroad, and im
mediately to fix the duties on the basis of
this information.
We pledge our Senators and Represent
ative;; to vote for a joint resolution that
will promote the revision of the tariff, one
schedule at a time.
We demand the strictest enforcement Bi
th* antl-tnjst law? and enactment of a law
providing a jail sentence for wilful viola
tion of the anti-trust laws.
Other things that the Republican Sen
ators and Congressmen of Kansas are
pledged to vote for are: Amendments to
the interstate commerce law, so as to give
power and money to the Interstate Com
merce Commission to ascertain the physical
valuation of the railroads; laws that will
prevent overcapitalization of corporations:
measures concerning the conservation of
natural resources along the lines advocated
by ex-President Roosevelt, in order to pre
vent private interests from obtaining un
restricted control of the mineral, water and
timber resources of Alaska; consolidation
of all appointive state and national offices,
boards and commissions, where good ad
ministration end economy have common
Interest, and reduction of tax levies, direct
and indirect.
Ex-President Roosevelt is commended by
the resolution In these words:
We send our greeting to Theodore Roose
velt, the new world's champion of the
rights of man in the world-old contest be
tween rising humanity and the encroach
ments of pperial privilege. And as Re
publicans we stand ready to enlist under
his banner in the fight for human rights.
Further, the platform binds Kansas Con
gressmen to work for a constitutional amend
ment providing for election of Senators by
he direct vote of the people. Congressmen
are pledge*'! to wot* for a law placing public
utilities under the control of a state com
mission having authority over the issues of
stocks and power to obtain the valuations
of the plants of the several corporations.
m
FOE HARMONY IN IOWA .
Congressional Candidates Meet to Heal
Factional Differences.
Dei Homes, lowa, Aug. 30.— A meeting of
all the Republican candidates for Congress
to-day was held In the office of Judge S. K.
Prouty, Progressive candidate hi the 7th
District, the purpose of which was to bring
about. If possible, the elimination of fac
tional differences In lows A resolution was
adopted declaring that th« Republican i.'on
■resslona] candidates of lowa believed with
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt th»t
th time for Republicans to fight out their
differences is at the primaries and not at
the polls.
DIES FROM BROKEN BACK. *
Lake Hopatcong, N. J.. Aug. —A« the
result of fracturing his spine on Sunday by
fallina upon the oarlock of a Sent at the
Wharf at the Hotel Brtatte, Isaac Rite,
twenty-two years old, of New fork City,
filed at the hotel this morning. Rite was
atom to step from th« rowboat on to the
dock when be slipped and fell backward
SAYS MAN WAS MURDERED
Clairvoyant Told Victim's Uncle
Two Italians Killed Him.
A clairvoyant told Joseph Zlmmer, of
Conshohockcn. Perm., a suburb of Phila
delphia, that his nephew had. been mur
dered, and he cam* to New York yes
terday with the avowed intention of
running down the assassin of August J.
Kuehls. of No. 22 North J<»3sup street,
Philadelphia, who was found uncon
scious in Forest Park. Richmond Hill. on
May 16. and who died In St. Mary's
Hospital, Jamaica, without regaining
consciousness.
Young: Kuehln was a musician, and
came to this city with th«» object of ob
taining work here. He had been in New ;
York only two days when his body was
found in Forest Park. The revolver with j
which the shooting had been done was ]
found beside Ku-hls, and the police re- |
garded it as a suicide. When no one j
came to claim or identify the body it
was buried in Potter* Field.
TEN JURORS FQR~SKENE
Former State Engineer's Trial
on Larceny Charge Begun.
Albany. Aug. 30.— Ten jurors— eight farm- ;
ers, one salesman and a boatman— were se
lected to-day to try Frederick Skene. for
merly State Engineer and Surveyor, on the ,
'' first of a series of indictment? charging Ir- •
regularities in the awarding of good road j
contracts during Mr. Skene's administra- .
tion, in Ml and 1908.
Of the seventeen indictments returned .
against Skene, certain employes during j
his administration and good road? contract- j
ors, the state has moved the trial of 'the j
first indictment, which charges Skene and
John F. Russell, of Mount Vernon, presi
dent of the Russell Contracting Company,
with grand larceny, first degree, it being
alleged that a good roada bid of the Ru»s»U
company on a Nassau County road was j
raised $9,0 M.
Because of the mental collapse of Rus
sell, who is confined in a sanatorium at As
toria, Long Island. he was unable to be In
court. He probably will never be brought
to trial, as alienists to-day testified that It*
was suffering from an incurable disease.
The various talesmen were closely ques
tioned by counsel on both sides, William
Travers Jerome, for the defend*, inquiring
at times if they would be influenced by po
litical affiliations. The task of completing
the jury will be continued to-morrow.
FOR LEGAL REFORMS
American Bar Association Meets
at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Ten.n., Aug. 30.— Fully two
hundred delegates, numbering- among them
fome of the most prominent lawyers of tha
nation, were In the City Hall to-day when
president Charles F. l,ihb«y, of Portland,
Me., called th« American Par Association
to order for its thirty-third annual session.
The. committee of the national civic fed
eration on reform in legal procedure of
the American Bar Association has adopted
the following recommendations to be em
bodied in a reformed criminal practice
code:
"No indictment or information shall be
held defective at any stage of the proceed
ings, provided it fully inform* the defend
ant of the offence with which he is charged.
"Upon any second or subsequent frial of
a criminal cause the testimony of any wit
ness who testified on a former trial and Is
dead or beyond the jurisdiction of the court
may be introduced by the prosecution or
defence."
President I,ibbey, in his address to the
association, advocated the election of
United States Senators by direct vote and
declared that rapidly changing conditions
would eventually demand a change of the
federal Constitution whereby all the greater
office* would be. filled by popular vote. He
also opposed the income tax. on the ground
that it will restrict the power of the state.
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ALIENS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Moot Question Now Up to Chicago
Board of Education.
Chicago. Aug. — The "yellow peril"' in
the public schools, which subject apitated
California and other sections of the country
two years ago. and the general proposition
to throw the Chicago public schools open
to adult aliens came up at a meeting of
the school management committee of the
Chicago Board of Education yesterday.
The question aro^t* on the application of
Vim Chan, twenty-eight years old. a Chi
nese, and Yon* Yamanaka, twejity-flve
years old, a Japanese, for admission to one
of the high schools.
The issue came up in open session, but
immediately was laid over for action in
executive session, but without result. The
question will be put up to the entire. Board
of Education to-morrow.
"I think we might admit adult alien-, but
also we might Impose some restrictions,"
said President Alfred R. Urion of the
board. "For Instance, we might ask or
candidates of this class certain credentials
and qualifications. " «
POSSIBLE CANDIDATES MEET
Edward M. Shepard, Thomas M. Os
borne and D. Cady Herrick in Albany.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. ;
Albany, Aug. SO.— Although Edward M.
Shepard, Thomas M. Os borne And ex-Judge
D. Cady Herrick, three Democratic possi
bilities for candidate for Governor, at
tended the meeting to-day of the execu
tive committee of the IVmocratie. League,
it la understood that the gubernatorial nom
ination was not discussed in any way.
The league is to hold a meeting at Roch
ester on the evening of September 2S in
connection with the Democratic State Con
vention, it is understood the league Is
anxious to have tha Democratic State Con
vention incorporate some of Its principles
in the state platform.
Labor Day Outings
NIAGARA FALLS
$9.00 w iS£r 0.25 N c^ k
Going September 2d, 3d and 4th, returning to September 7th.
Alao Reduced Fares to
Adirondack and Green Mountains
Lakes George and Champlain
Thousand Islands and
Manchester, Vt.
And Autumn Excursions
to the Adirondack*. Green Mountains and Thousand Islands.
September 15th to October 6th, at very low tares.
Good returning uotil October 3Ut.
Por full information as to rates and routes X^^MHPP^N
see ticket agents, or either write or apply to 3kYaV\l] li !wk
I" J. O'HAYER ffjllSuSSß
General Eastern Passenger Agent vlfißs«iM^^^B«B»^
12hfi Broadway New York City
Telephone 6310 M.di.on Square . Tor lhe PuWic Sen , k <,
TRAINING OF THE YOUNG
Dr. Francis E. Clark Makes
Grave Statements.
Sagamore R*a.ch. Mass.. Aug. 20.— A can*
ference on the moral and r*sJisrlo>s= train-
Ing of the young was opened her* to-nUht.
the delegates being welcomed by the Rer.
Dr. Francis E. Clark, of Boston, founder
of the Christian Endeavor Society Dr.
Clark «aid that the conference had b»«n
callei to consider methods of Rlvln* roans
people the moral and religious training
which they needed, and added:
"My attention has been particularly
drawn to this subject by some alarming
but well authenticated report 3of fia?rant
Immorality In our public schools, and by
the well known fact that in some of our
colleges even pro.« 3 Immorality, drunken
ness and lechery are no bar to a r !»j?re#.
if only exami{WiM'>ns can V*> parsed and
percentages of scholarship are barely tol
erable."
The principal aiMr^." of the »■.•«-:%' -.- as
by George H. Martin, secretary ■•' the
Massachusetts State Board of Education,
who spoke on "Moral Education in the
Public Schools."
•If by moral and religious education Is
meant systematic Instruction in formulat
ed. ethics and dogmatic theology." said
Mr. Martin, "the public SdMSBJ are -loi-t;
little. If by moral education i.-i nvant in
fluences which make for correct livln?. th*
work of the. public schools is of immeasur
able value. I batten that the boys and
girls leaving the grammar seel have a
hleh»r standard than t? common in th«
social and business circles which they
enter"
HEAVY GULF STORM
Government Launch with Crew
of Eight Missing.
Brownsville. Tex.. Au« 3". — Th* Gulf
storm, which has been <«TV(»<»rinar in shore
along the western coast of Texas sine*
yesterday. Increased in severity thia af
ternoon and shows little indication n*
abatin?- Feint Isa •: and Brazos d» San
tiago Pass, when the brupt of the wind
was felt, are cut off from communication
with Brownsville, but before the -wires
failed this afternoon ••■■«-;■ substantial
hi:l!i(ilnKs wete reported unroofed, a num
ber of Mexican huts hxA been wsckai asiJ
other minor damage done.
Fears are entertained for IsM safety si
the government Rasolene lams) Florence,
with E. M. Hartick. engineer, and N. J.
Blackburn and P. H. Smith, junior engi
neers, both of Galveston. and a i iw« r,'
five aboard. Tti? last heard of the b«at
it was heading for Brazos I>!and. and
those aboard may have been rescued by
the nfesavine; crew st-tiened at that
point- Near Feint Isabel several lar?a
fishing smacks are reported beached.
MAY REDEEM QUALEY PLANT
Court Requires $42,000 to Cover Liens
Against Property.
[J*v I>>grapn Is Th* Tribus? 1
Trenton, N. J. Aug. 30.— Vice-Chancellor
Walker Signed an order to-day giving John
A QssilllT Harvey W. Coreett fend th-ir
■ssseiatoa In the Stone Asr« PU^-«r Com
pany one we-k within which they may re
deem the plant of the company, recectiy
sold at a sheriffs rale in Newark.
The order requires thai by Tuesday the
stockholders shsji deposit si east or ap
proved security «2.00»>. covering all tfta
liens against the property, or oth»rwiM
the sale to Clarence P. Browninsj shall be
confirmed.
It was also stipulated that hi the -—--
of the money or securities not being :ort . -
comtn? the- sale to Mr. Browning shall N»
confirmed, with the consent of the stock
holder?, thus preventing th« takin? o£ an
appeal. '
INOERSOLL ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Ex-Treasurer of Failed Maine Savings
Bank Cuts His Throat.
Biddeford, M*? , Auz. 3n.— Richmond H.
Inarertion. former treasurer of the closed
York County Savings Bank, cut his throat
to-day, but he will recover, probably. It
wag announced yesterday that the bank's
Shortage is between COO.CGO and JS^VM-
Insersoll went Into •'..- basement si his
home, locked himself in a room, and slashed
his throat with an old razor-
Mrs. Ins?ersoll and their daughter were
in the house -with Mm a? the time.
Missing him from hl^ room, t!i»y searched
th« house, and finally found the !?cfc<?d
door. They summoned a neishber, who
broke open the deor and found MM BBBfl
man lyins; in a pool of blood. In*:ersoll wUI
be kept under surveillance until the bank
examination i? completed.
MISS HAYS RETAINS PLACE
German Incident Won't Affect Employ
ment as Teacher.
Philadelphia. Aue. 3ft.— Fearin* that th»
stories of h*r treatment white in QBIBBBS9
might can?* Dr. Brumbaugh, superintend
ent of schools, to a>k for bes ssssjssjslas
as a teacher. Miss Emma J. Hayg, who
says she was illegally thrust into an la
sane as. v ' while spending her vacation
in Germany, called si the office of th»
Board of Education to-day and »a.« as
sured that her place was still open for £«*•
Dr. Arthur Mtirrta. German Consul in tWi
city, said the story was IBS one-sKied si ba
considered at the present time. "Only las
woman's side has been heard." he ?aid,
"and I cannot b#liev«» all ef it N true."
"JOHN DREXEL" NOT IDENTIFIED.
I,ondon. Ana 30— The American Embassy
Is still receiving from Amen aescrlssssH
of missing sseai but thus far non« fits •*■
young 1 American who was tak^r sal cus
tody after he had lost Mi memory ami
was able to tell little concerning him
self beyond that Ms nam<» was John
Prexel. The physicians who are ob-^ervln?
him are of the opinion that Tie is improv
ing mentally and ar* kaasfal that h!»
memory will be restored.

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