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KyflLP11') yo- 55- weather today showers; "warmer. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MONDAY MORNING-, JUNE 8, 1908, To PAGESFIVE CENT& 1 1 'fl
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!" .
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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
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