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Ill-TAFT FORCES UPJNJTHE H insider Decision Not to Prc nt Evidence in Contests to (he National Committee. 3f TO BE UNCERTAIN AS TO COURSE TO PURSUE jnncement Made Saturday ;arded as Diplomatic Move to Test Strength. CAGO, June 7. -Representatives a "allies"' tonight recalled their ncnt that thej" will bolt tho l?e an national committee so far as esontation of cvidenco to support aims of anli-Tnft delegations from em States is concerned. There- is ico tbat the announcement mado iipht upon tho authority of Rcp ativc Jnmcs Francis Burke, man or Senator Knox, after ho had it conference with Senator Hein ' of Indiana, J.. B. Kcaling of In and others identified with the tijjn being made by the' "allies," d dissension. Some of the other ;mcn for the " allies1 ' declared inounccment to be ill-advised, and busied themselves today to coun its effect. After numerous con ies the following, which was a "Statement From tho Allies," fsued Official Statement, n tho authority of the represent or all of the political candidates than Secretary Taft, it was an sd today that they would continue sent their side of the contested tc cases to the national committee, leclslon of the national committee ot be taken as final by the eandi known as the "allies," but an ap rill lie taken in cases where it Is Ed injustice has beon done, first to jmmlttee on credentials and later i convention Itself, determination of tho rcpresenta jf the "allies" to continue tho pres on of their side of the contests to tllonal committee Is not to be taken i Indication that they approve of anner In which these contests have decided. But in order to be in a in to present all of the cases in form to the committee on creden II Is deemed advisable to comply the form of procedure laid down by atlonal committee, i the Ilrm determination of tho rcp atlvcs of the "allies" to first give itlonal committee an opportunity to ler all the contests on their merits. FjEbing for Compromise, jit' H k generally believed that tho an 4j?"raent maile last nighi was do IiE? lo test Public 8?ntiment and to .JlRWec the Taft forces lo a compro f110?08'1'011 fiubmitted to the com : $ pee yesterda-, just prior to tho ad IK0"1" That the effect was not we ''allies" expected was :id- .PtiW today by a number of men who W: "oowlcdge of the entire procced- w;,Seator Crane of Massachusetts, Ei b2S, Dcen recognized as olio of tjie 5SPf advisers of the anti-Taft move By3,a today lnat tae announcement "M not have been mado. Senator Kr5?av characterized the story that -'K ?, e-s nad decided to bolt as Kntbonzed." I Stealing was not so emphatic, o intimated that somebody had dreaming. A. B. Humphreys, the manager, said that he had not led the conference, but that he ;greed to abide by anv decision a. Managers for Speaker Can nil Senators La Follette and For rc not parties to the announcc lodge as Hannonizer. wame known today that the ad nent of the national committee W was largely in the nature of amaijc proceeding. It has been ill to Snn?tor oUrd, an ardent of Taft, that, inasmuch as rnaloa, .f Taft 011 thfi Ri U 3l luchl-y Probablo. tho rc--. ot the contests should be sct !rwSai??pny ibasis' AV,onR thosc Rnn i plan wt Chairman in. . My l)over. Committeemen of At Kan?as- Ilarfc o Jowa, niV fiass,acllsett8t Scott of West labn n.1 York' Heybum of' r?wulow 0,: Tennessee, and o CnnSwfavo,',b-y m!lTy members1 LVT,Uc? who liavo dominated for Tnk i i "itchcock, man l Ll ru-"1 ,I0,d of tho proxy 5 an nreat,co mp'bfi'- ot the coni g n ndjournnint was taken until f Not scared by Bluff. a " jnananera at once com mmumcat.ons bctwoon this ck nlwMnc,ton- ''ther Mr. cm ;har ciR Taf brother to thflyf VilV' wns 'incUn,!d Jbarwcc ?vertur,-'B made. Both do h.ovor by the ap- n'a?n, t,a'n. '"enibera of what can Vnl flJd,Ranl" in tho a otiic'inl indorsement of tlie e Ljon ho ,ial taken. lliefi''tS,.t V'as ,,,a(lf' that if s Wfr; 4 1110,1 t? eoMtinue their nporarv SiJ natl?aJ committee KtSdStnc'ts!1 'l0ltCS -nrned lo tlie anti-Tnft pco lncd tii hoi ??creT 'Paft had s whQ, W thp Souihern dele I this nnnnn'"10"1- T,l a!liw," hut TrV aPhl cnll(!d by ' uut. as before, only rep- GAVE UP LIVES IN EFFORTS 10 SAVE Six Men Are Dead, Eight in Dan gerous Condition; Result of Mine Fire. VENTILATION CUT OFF; FOUL AIR WAS FATAL Gladstone. . Colorado, Miners Faced Death to Rescue Their Missing Comrades. SILVI3RTON", Colo., Juno 7. Six men arc dead, eight others in a dangerous condition from breathing foul air and twenty-five to thirty more temporarily confined to their homes from weakness due to contact with poisoned air In the Gold King mine, located at Gladstone, six miles from here. The Dead. PI2TKR M'NINY. 110Y COBUHN'. AL1SX. JOHNSON. j. W. BURNS. VICTOR "ERIClCSOrs". GUS OLSKN. Seriously Injured. John Sunston. David Lewis. Otto Johnson. Michael Aneal. A. 13Inco. H. Matson. Frank Wurks. Anglo Anatha. On Thursday night fire was discovered In the engine room of the mine and be fore it could be brought under control had destroyed that -building, as well as the shaft house. The two buildings were located near , the portal doors of the main shaft and to prevent the spread of the flames and ' accumulation of smoke In the workings of the mine, these doors wore closed tem porarily. Hcforc taking this precaution ary move, the men working the night shift in tho mine wore hurrjedly notified of tho conditions on the surface and in structed to withdraw. Tluco Were Missing. When the flames had been extinguished, in order to make sure that all was well with the men, the list was checked over. The discovery was made then that three men were missing. Immediately efforts lo rescue them were started, but with little hope of reaching them alive, as the machinery operating the fans had been put out of commission by the destruction of the engine house and any puro air that might have reached them lrom the surface had been shut off by tho clos ing of the portal doors. The first ones to enter the mine returned in haste arid Informed those waiting that the mine was filled with foul air and it was al most impossible to breathe it. The men all expressed willingness to risk contact with the foul air if the missing men could bo rescued and accordingly two rescue parties wero formed and the men started into the mine in groups of five, by means of the electric elevator, which fortunately was still working. Instructions were giv en that as soon as anyone showed signs of falntncss, the rest were to immediate ly bring him to the surface. The air generated by the motion of the elevator cleared the atmosphere in the elevator shaft so that but little discomfort was experienced there. Soon after a score or more of rescuers hod entered the mine, some of those first In appeared at the foot of tho elevator shalt carrying tho unconscious forms of rescuers who had succumbed to the noxious air. Bringing Up Victims, batcr a party reached the surface, bringing tho dead body of Victor ISrlck son, and tho almost lifeless bodies of John Sunston and Otto Johnson, the three men whose absence caused thi necessity for rescue work. It seems that Ihese three had found a spot where the air was not so foul as in the other por tions of the mine and Sunston and John son had been able to live through it. The rescuers who brought these men to the surface reported that many of their companions had been overcome by the foul air and were lying in the drifts of the mine. Instantly there was clamor among the men at the" surface tok go lo the aid of their fellow workers, and It was almost Impossible to keep them from over crowding the elevator, which was kept In almost continuous motion, carrying men In and out of the mine. Those com ing to the surface carried In their arms the bodies of half-suffocated men, sev eral of whom died after reaching the surface. It was many hours before a thorough search of the underground working was completed and report was made that every one had boon accounted for. When the lists were totaled It was found that five men had heroically given up their lives for their comrades and that many were In serious condition, and may nover recover entirely from the kill ing effect of breathing the poison. It was not until 4 o'clock thin morning that work wns abandoned. The properly loss to the mine was less than ?10.000. ESTATE LEFT TO SISTERS: TESTATOR FORGOT NAMES SANTA BARBARA. Cal.. June 7. In a -will which has hern filed hero, Mrs. Mary Ryrm loaves lh bulk of her $."(, 000 estate to three slstent. whoso numfs and resiliences she had forgotten. Two of the jd.-Uorn who havn. been localed by the executor are Mr.". Katie Whitney and Mrs. Anna Doud. both of Brooklyn. The whereabouts and the married name of Bridget La tidy, the third sister, are unknown. rcscntativs of Vice-President Fair banks and Senator Knox, with Senator Crane, who in a general way seems to represent all of the anti-Taft people, were proton I. Senator Crane condemned the plan of violating Mm regularity of the convention procedure and insisted that, regardless of tho result, tho con tests should be continued hefore. Mie national committee Senator lloinen wav of r.ndinna joined in this opinion, and it wns agreed thai; all of tho "al lies" should moot Inter todnv. This con ference, tlm last of an all-day scries, was productive of the "statement from the 'allies.' " Senator ("'ratio said today that after the contests brought by tlie anti-Taft delegations had been turned down bv tho national committee they would bo submitted to the credentials t'.oimyitteo of the convention and later to the' con vention itself, but that he did not doubt that tho result would be the sus taining of the national committoo. I "GIMME A HANG ON, MISTER!" . c .-r ....... I ?. . . .... i CRISIS OF MMk " FLOODS HAS PASSED Rain Has Ceased and Additional Damage Comes Only From ' Fast-Melting Snow. BUTTK, Mont., June 7. The North ern Pacific cast bound from Butte is again tied up today by a now washout of GOO feet of track near Jefferson Isl and, a small station in the Jefferson River valley, about sixty miles from Butte. Two steel trestles on Mm Great Northern are roported today as having gone out near Basin, thirty-five miles north of Butte, adding to the demoral ization of that road. Great Northern railway ollicials this evening will not venture an opinion as lo when normal conditions will be restored. One official stated that in his belief a month's time would bo necessary to put the Montana line of the Northern 1'acille in proper condition. The Great Northern tele graphic service is completely demoral ized, and the ofiicials fear that they have as yet been unable to learn of the real magnitude of the destruction wrought by the flood waters. The barometer is higher this evening than for several weeks. This would in dicate warmer weather tomorrow ami, with that, the rapid melting of the snows in tho mountains. As there now is lying from three to four feet of snow in the mountains, it is feared the rush of waters will add to the damago al ready done. Tlie sun shone brightly today, and with the exception ot a suggestion of rain late this afternoon, there was no sign of a further downpour. The worst is now thought lo lie over. WORST IS PROBABLY OVER AT MISSOULA MISSOULA. Mont., June 7. It Is thought that the crest of the great flood wave, which has hail western Montana In Its grasp for the past week, has been passed. The weather Is fair and the high water: are receding at a rapid rale. Hun dreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage ha:i been done lo brldgos, houses, railroads and to properly of all descrip tions. The Northern Pacific road oast of this city Is completely blockaded, and It will be days, and possibly weeks, befon; it is opened to traffic. Telephono and telegraph wires arcs down, and It Is im posHlble to coinniunlojite from here with Helena- and other points oast. ICarJy today one of tlie groat steel npuns of the HlEgliiM avenue bridge, the main city bridge across the Missoula rlvor. toppled over with a deafening crash, and was carried n hundred vaids down lb" stream. Willi the span went two of the flvo-foot columns wlib-h had supported It. and tin? telephone and telegraph linos, which were the only means of communi cation between the north and south sides of the city. SAN FRANCISCO CLERK KILLS WIFE AND SELF SAN FRANCISCO. .Tune 7. -George Scott, a drug clerk W yon i s of ago., this morning shot and killed his wife. Blanche, aged io, and then turned the weapon up on lilmiielf and committed suicide. The tragedy took plao on the sidewalk at the corner of Golden Gate avenue and Webster street. Tho couple hnd boon married only a Khort time but It Is said hud frequently quarreled on account of Scott'fi Jealousy. Both bodies were taken to tho morgue. Si oil and his wife omno from Chicago throe months ago. He obtained omploy ment In a drugstore, while she went to work In a restaurant as a waitress. Sev eral days ago Mrs. Scott loft her hus band and this morning he lay In wall for her. Refusing to return to him, Scott shot her and then killed himself. Legislator Arror.tod. LOS ANGKI.1CS, Juno 7. ludson C. Brusle. a former member of the legisla ture from San Francisco and secretary of the stalo railway commission, was ar rested here toduy for embezzlement. Index to Today's Tribune v v Departments. Pago - v Intcrmountaln 2 ! ir Editorial i . v Mines G v Domestic. ! r Colorado miners give up lives in J effort to save Imprisoned com- -r - rades l .j. I Anti-Taft forces scorn at loss to r know how to continue fight... 1 v Forecast of Republican National plnlfdrm I 4. Crisis of Montana floods has 41 -r passed i ,-r Local. -j- 512.S00 added lo Commercial v club building fund 1 - Woodmen of the World honor i- dojid members 10 -j- -I- Bond Issue 'may" come up at -j. J Council mooting 10 Senator W. A. Clark Is an ad- -J- I- mlrer of Taft io X v .f. I Sporting News. Venona wins yacht race from .J. -I- Marblohcad to Hamilton for .? -j- class C boats 7 , Salt 7,akc team defeats Occl- a n- dentals by score of 5 to 2 7 J. J- Frank L. Lumley will manage 4 j- Salt Lake ball team 7 J. , , j CHARLES CIII, 101, SWEPT 61 TORNADO Two Hundred Buildings De stroyed, but, Loss of Life Is Remarkably Small. 1 CHARLES CITY, Iowa. June 7. At f. o'clock this afternoon a tornado struck this city, demolishing about 200 residences and barns. One man, W. It, Heck. Is known to have been killed, and four chil dren are reported missing. The path of the tornado was about Ion rods wide. It started about three miles southwest of the city, tearing down farm houses, barns, and killing many head of stock. It struck tho city In the southwestern part, plowing a path ten rods wide to a point In tin; northeastern part of town. It crossed the river at a point a quarter of a mile oast of the bridge mi tho main street, and lifted tho water almost clean from the river bod. It passed In a north easterly direction. Just missing tho , Charles City college buildings, and spent Itself a few miles northeast of the city ! Several barns were tipped over while I stock was Inside, and In some cases the animals wore killed and others wore not Injured. Big trees were torn from their loots and In some casc3 heaved throuch buildings. KING EDWARD ROYALLY RECEIVED AT KIEL KIL:L. June 7. King Edward, 011 board the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, nnd accompanied by Quoen Alexandra. Prin cess Victoria and a. large suite, utol with a great reception here. The Oerman war ships wero dressed and tho crows manned ship. Royal salnles were flrod and (lie (Jerman sailors cheered the Hrltish mon arch, while a guard of honor was brought up on the nuny and the bands plaved tho Mrltlsh anthem. Prince, and l'dnocss Henry of Prunsla and their son paid a visit to their majesties and remained for nearly an hour aboard the Victoria and Albert. A flool of CJormnn torpedo boats nod destroyers oHcorlcd the royal yacht out of the harbor on Its way id Re.vnl, It was really an Impromptu review of Hie Gorman fleet In honor of Uu king Homo forty powerful warships which 1m j just concluded ton days' maiioiiverin" m the North sea. wcro drawn up In uno parado formation, as the Victoria and Al bert passed .through. . FLOOD IS DRIVING PEOPLE FROM TOPEKA i Kansas River Has Rcaehed Dan ger Stage; Further Big Rise Is Anticipated. TOPEKA, Kan., Juno 7. With the Kansas river barely below tho flood stago and rising steadily at the rate of about an inch an hour, and warned by tho Government weather officials that a rise of four to six feet will occur by Monday night, there is a groat exodus of people from North Topeka this afternoon. Every transfer wagon and delivery and other wagons were pressed into service. Tho rise of four io six foot is based on present condi tions with no, additional rains. Threat- ening -weather is reported from tho headwaters of tho Kaw and further rains tonight arc probable. Tho Government warning, issuod thin afternoon, says: "At this hour tho re ports from the rivers abovo indicate a further rise of from four to six feet at Topeka by Monday night. This will make a stage of about twenty-six foot by tho Government gauge." Tho river hero tonight registered a fraction over twenty-two feet. At Junction City both the electric and tho Union Pacific tracks were .under water between tho city and Fort liilc'. An inch and a half of rain fell last night and today, and the weather continues threatening. Heavy rains fell last night or today at Ottawa and Ellis, and a fall of Ave inches is reported at Lin coln Center. A two-inch rain fell at Abilene. At St. Maiy's heavy raiua fell and a span of the wagon bridge went out today when a largo number of people wore on it. Many narrowly es caped drowning. Tho Republican river is reported to be rising rapidly and tho Smoky Hill is about at a standstill. Tho Union Pacific trains to tho west are cut off between here and Manhattan and be tween Manhattan and Clifton. POLITICAL POT HOLDS CENTER OF INTEREST With the approach of the mooting; of tho Republican National convention In Chicago, politics -will have a place wel in the foreground in thin week's news events. Tho Republican National com mittee will continue to hear the argu ments of the contesting delegations In Chicago during the week, and bv Satur day the majority of the delegates who will participate In the National gathering will bo well on their way to the con vention city. During the week, four conventions to elect delegates to the Democratic Na tional convention at Donver will be held. The Montana Stalo convention will bo held In Bozoman on Wednesday, and on the same day, tho New Mexico terri torial convention In Roswell. On Thurs day, Virginia Democrats will moel in Stntu convention In Roanoke, and ICen tueklans will gather for a smllnr purpose at Lexington. BELMONT IMPROVES: STILL VERY SICK MAN NEW YORK. June 7. Phylslans attend ing Oliver II. P. Belmont, who Is 111 from peritonitis following an operation for ap pendicitis, at Ills country estate in Hemp mend, slated late tonight that tho con dition of tho patient was somewhat Im proved. His condition la still critical, however. Mr. Uolmont had a bad sinking spoil early this morning, nnd it was feared the crisis had come, but he rallied well and appeared to have regained all of- his . strength later. $12,800 ADDED 10 CLUB BUILDING FUND Subscriptions Pour Into Com mercial CluJ) Coffers for New Structure. COMMITTEES WILL MEET 'TO DECIDE UPON PLANS Remainder of Building Bonds Will Be Taken Up This Week. Within the next thirty days, active work will be commenced on the new Commer cial Club building, which will bo one of the finest structures of the kind In tho country when completed. In the course of the next ton days the board of gover nors, the finance committee and the build ing committee of tho Commercial club will hold a meeting and adopt plans for the new building and arrange all mat ters so that the preliminary work can be started Immediately on the adoption of the building scheme. Secretary Fisher Harris reported that subscriptions to the club's building and equipment bonds wero received Satur day to tho amount of 512.S00, which now brings the fund to $115,000 of the $200,000 needed for the building, according to the original plans. He says also that tho remainder of the bonds will be taken up this week so that there will be no further delay as far as the raising of funds is concerned. To Accept Plans. 'The building of a new club building has been taken up with the greatest Interest ! by all the members of the organization and lhe homo Is now assured. The build- 1 Jug will be of most beautiful design and 1 will add greatly to the appearance of the city. The ground was donated to the Com- , mcrcial club by Samuel' Newhouse and reduced the expense of the building many 1 thousand dollars. Henry Ives Cobb, Mr. Newhouso's architect who drew the plans for the Boston and Newhouse buildings, has submitted a suggestion for the Com mercial club. Ware St Treganza of Salt Lake City entered competitive plans. Neither of 'the plans submitted has been ; accepted and It is for this purpose that that meeting of tho various committees will be held within the next few days. The following Is a list of the subscrip tions received by Secretary Harris Satur day. Walker Bros. Dry Goods Co $ 5,000 James Christiansen 500 Crane company 2, UOO I Rioger & LIndley.'. 300 Robert T$. Quay 100 Archibald C. MUner :i00 Karl A. Scheld... : 100 U. G.'Moser s.- UOO Thomas A. Wakcllng 100 Samuel Woltss 100 ! Ernest Samuel Weltz 100 F. S. Murphy 1,000 George M. Cannon company 1,000 Theodore Nystrom 1,000 H. G. Ballard : 100 W. S. Avory 100 F. C. Schramm 500 C. E. Good in ". 100 J. M. Macfarlanc I'OO Total ;.?12,S00 TAFT MANAGERS HAVE CAUSE TO BE WORRIED Special to The Tribune. tfEW YORK, June 7. The c.-Onpaign managers of Secretary Taft, who have a great many deputies with their onrs' to tho ground, are worrying over tho discussion aroused by the Secretary's speech at Grunt's tomb on Memorial day. Comparisons of tho speech to tho famous "Rum, Romanism aud Rebel lion" speech of the Rev. Mr. Burchard havo been frequently heard. That speech, as men reminded each other, lost the Presidency for James G. Blaine. But it was not so much for its political effect that the Secretary's orntion was talked about as for what the critics of it called its violation of good tasto. Gonorally, il was thought that the speech showed lack of discretion on tho part of Secretary Taft, aud, while so much wus admitted, it was tho opin ion of wcll-informod politicians that it would not soriousl.v affect Mm Secre tary's standing as a Presidential can didate. No serious thought is enter tained that any other man will head the Republican ticket. If. is practically certain lhat Senator W. Murray Crane of Massachusetts will bo chairman of the Republican National committee and conduct tho campaign. Senator Hopkins of Illinois, one of tho "reactionaries" who wero so bitterlj'. denounced not. long ago from tho White Houso, will bo M10 chairman of tho committee on resolutions at Chicago and writo tho platform. Vice-President Fairbanks, forgiving .jibes regard ing certain cocktails, will bo renomi nated for his present plnce. ASK STRONG PLANK UPHOLDING JUDICIARY "NEW YORK. Juno 7. A large number of representative public men havo united in a memorial to bo presented to the New York member of the committee on resolutions of tho Republican National committee and to tho chairman of tho resolutions committee asking for a strong plank affirming confidence In. the judi ciary of the country as a bulwark for tho maintenance of the American sys tem of government. The memorial Is signed by four former cnblnet ofricers. Cornelius N. n!ln, Thomns L. James. Benjamin F. Tracy. John W. Griggs and Judge Charles Andrews, former chief judge of the Court of Appouls, Dr. Nich olas Murray lintlor of Columbia unlver- ' slty; Judge William J. Wallace, formerly ! Fulled States circuit Judge; President James M. Taylor of Vassar; Barton Hep burn. D. O. Mills. Joseph H. Choato and others. The memorial follows: "Tho undersigned Republicans, having In mind tho attack upon the courts mado by the platform and the candidate of the Democratic parly In IMC, and having reason to believe that a similar attack Is contemplated In tho presidential cam paign of 1 00S. do earnestly request tho eoiiimlttco on resolutions to Include In Its report to the Republican National con vention the following determination: "Wo iifllnn our eonlldenco In the in tegrity and Juki Ico of tho courts, state and national, and we Insist that tho pros- 1 ervailon of their Independence and full constitutional prerogatives Is essential to j the malntcnanco of the American system of government." WILL GUSH QVEH : I PRESinprs work - ! I I I I Jl Next Republican Platform to Be Emphatic in Indorsing , fl Administration. 1 l WILL READ AS IF IT WAS I INSPIRED BY ROOSEVELT 'j Much Attention to Be Paid to "H Tariff, Financial and f H Trust Questions. H WASHINGTON, June 7. That the j platform which will be adopted at the ) Chicago convention and on which tho Re- x jj publican party will stand durltg the next ' , campaign has been completed with the 1 exception of a few details, which will bo . ?i left for the committee op resolutions to Insert, Is the opinion of many who aro In the confidence of the Republican lead- ' .H ors. The work has been done by Wade . In Ellis, attorney general of Ohio, the "drafts- man or tho recent Ohio Suite platform; i jjj 'H Senator Hopkins, who will be the chair- I ' man of the committee on resolutions; . j Senator Long, of Kansas, and a few l others, Including the President and Sec- ' K ;jH rotary Taft, who have been freely con- k suited. y, iH The policies of President Roosevelt will VH be Indorsed unequivocally, and this In- t, c orsemont will be the central Idea of tho i1 document. These policies will be set forth as tho embodiment of tlie principles fi or the Republican party, whoso achieve- K, 'H mcnts will be lauded as at all times f beneficial as ever In the Interest of tho I V people. These principles. It will be dc- C! dared, are quite In contrast with tho J f policies of the Democratic party which. I (' 'H as embodied In tho public utterances of 'i ts leaders. It will be said, promise noth- V J nig good that can be assured of accom- 1 pllshment. The Republican party's rcc- f ord as the parly of protection and sound money; as the party of progress and good .- principles: as the party that gave free- it dom to Cuba and lifted the voice from ..', the necks of the people of the Philippines )' J JM and from Porto Rico, will be upheld Jor f" admiration and made the subject of much ? praise, and the voting power will bo . H asked to continue to patronize tho po- t m lltlcnl craft that has carried it across ' JH so many streams. H j Much Attention to Tariff. ' I Specifically speaking, more attention 1 1 i j has been given by the platform makers i ,?, tni turl,f than to any other subjecL n there will be an unequivocal declaration . l for revision, but the disposition is to , fl 'H cave the working out of details to the ' :v A ingenuity of Congress. The action of the -"- tf' two Houses of Congress In instructing tho committees which will deal with the 1 & tariff the Senate committee on finance J and the House committee on wavs and " I means, to make a special Investigation ,! JH of the situntion. will afford suflclerit ex- t i cuso for this course, as tho results of ' I those Inquiries will bo unavailable to tho f convention, while they, supposodlv. will furnish Congress with a basis for action. IH This preparatory step will be Indorsed. and there will bo a general pronounce ment in favor of such chances in tho schedules as the advance of time and the progress of the country mav have made necessary since the enactment of the JjH Dlngley law. The declaration will lake j the shape of a pledge to so equalize tho jM duties as to give the consumer the bene- , r fit of the most favorable prices consls- " tH tent with the protection of domestic in- dustrles and home labor. j( Sop to Labor Vote. jH It will be emphatically staled that ther ; f' 'H must be no Innovation that will permit ' American labor to come Into competition . ...v. forcKTi labor, and. aceordlnglv, it will be specified that in all cases the duty must bo equal to the differences between I tho American and the European cost of , 1 1 Production. Tho principle of protection ' , J will be Indorsed in general terms and ' there may be a declaration favorable to a maximum and minimum tariff as the ono best calculated to insure tho promotion i 1 of American Interests under varvlng con- :, dltlons. A clause declaring against utill- )' zatlon of the tariff for the promotion of ; monopoly Is also among the probabilities. I' Financo Ranks Second. ): ' Next to the tariff, tlie flnnnclal plank 'H has received most careful attention, but tho enactment of the emergency currency i'H law just hefore the close of the rocen't session of congress has rendered tho . preparation or this plank much simpler iH than it would have been If there had been no such legislation. Congress will be con- Tl gratulatod on the Aldiich-Vreeland bill as In the Interest of sound finance and as :Jj calculated to protect the business world r against possible panics in tlie near future , m and at the same time provide for the per- 'j ma neii t Improvement of our currcnex- sys- ' 'H torn through tho recommendations which It Is anticipated will be made by the J, commission appointed under the now law. Reference will be mado to the financial i disturbance of last fall. and. while the seriousness of that crisis will be recog- v nlzcd, the claim will bo made Dial the ' ' 7 Ropubliean party was found able to moot 1 rM tho situation and tho countrv will be In- "jl H formed that by Its prompt action the f business world was saved from long- l drawn-out financial depression and Indus- trial activity. The country will be ac- 1 cordlnglv congratulated upon the fact that when this emergency arose the Republican 1 party was In power and in position to il come to the rescue. ' Boquct for Congress. jH Tho Republican administration will also I be complimented on the passage during tho V Fifty-ninth congress of the railroad rato t) law, and this legislation will be pointed - f to as an example of what the party will u do for tho country at largo in c.iso It Is It given such a lease of power as to afford ' ) lH It sufficient lime for the changes which ,, arc believed to be desirable. Tho prcsl- J dent will also bo given much credit for rocenl legislation looking to preservation B of the forests, conservation of the natural f tl resources In tho Interest of the entire. countrv and reclamation of limber lauds , H of the west. The president's at t Undo In I tho matter of tho general protection of $ I tho resources of the country will bovf- .jH vorablv commented on as Indicating tbft . . best course for future legislation. His po- j sit Ion In favor of deepening of the channel i of the Mississippi river aud general Im- JH provomeiit. of the Inland waterways will , . jH come In for indorsomcnt. as -will bis vg- I jH orous work in prosecuting construction i jl of the ranama canal. H Tho convention will place Itself on rcc- ' iH ord as favoring such an amendment of , tl the Sherman anti-trust law as will on- iH able the railroads to enter into reasonable IH traffic agreements without taking tho iH risk of prosecution In the criminal M courts. Pmbably also there will be a ' declaration In favor of registration of cor- ll tain corporations having the means to be- H come monopolies, engaged In luterstata i M commerce, so as to give tlie national gov- H ernment such suporvlslon over them as Ib . H now exercised over transportation agen- 1 --- Continued on Page Two- "'"