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only newspaper published In Newport News that receive? the full new? eervice of in? A??o elated Preea. Ukm VOL. XV. NO. 17?. LIQUOR QUESTION COSTS BRYAN HIS LEADERSHIP Former Democratic Standard- LUNG WITHOUT WATER RESERVES GIVEN BEER bearer Goes Down in De? feat at Nebraska State Contention. GOUNTY OPTION PLANK #GETS KNOCK-OUT BLOW Members of Naval Militia Reach Fort Monroe in Mon Thirsty cunaition. Followers of Other Days Loudly Cheer at Fall of Their Repeated Chief and Captain?His Amendment to An? tagonistic Motion is Voted Down by Decided Majority?Says It Is Not Final Settlement. Norfolk. VA.. July 2>i -?'?'"'? monitor 0,:ark, having abouiii be? tween 2e" and ;!t'i) members ti1 taVe naval mili iu Of the District of Colum? bia, arrived at the Norfolk navy yira late today for a supply of fresh water b.forc preceediag tciuorrow for Ne? York, with the Maryland MVftl aaillUs, aboard :h" Wo l>e Cuba, now M Hampton Roads. Washingl? I ItWfHI UMN tOeJgBt on liberty .-aid tli.it h tin ??suit of a mishap o the O/.aik's condensers they were without fresh water from yesterday until their arrival at For' Moaroe today, wli-n ice vu had and each man-, was glfM two bottles of beer ;<> (lueiieh his ihiist. alter having t< drink salt ?rater. All ?h?re Hearty to the Washington be] s ended at midnight and the O/.arK is scheduled to sail f*r Hamilton Roads at five a. m. tomoirow. ? (By Associated Press. 1 GRAM) ISLAND. NKR.. July M Nebraska Democrats tonight wrested Ilka leadership of their state organiza? tion from William J. Rryan, on the. lie? of county option. By decisive' vote they registered their unbelief in an present jiolicies after listening to an impassioned appeal from Mr. Rryan who declared the liquor ln-| terests nere in an organized attempt' to secure political control of the state. The minority plank to the platform submitted by Mr. Rryan was' brief and his opponents declared was an effort to recede from his former radical attitude. Hut the workers) - igainst the county option plank were TA|/tc nrwcurc r?ftl \kHCC unappeased and stood firmly against lAKtb KcVcNbt UN Wirt it. - | The minority plank offered by Mr. Rryan read: Bryan's Defeated Plank. "We favoa county option as the best method of dealing with the liquor gsj stion." Mr. Rryan, speaking in behalf of the minority plank, was greeted by shouts of applause. He said in part: "If I have advocated that which is RICHMOND, VA.. Julv 26.?He not goo-! for the state. let me feel vengeful because he had been arrested your wrath If you find I have dont--,,,,, , . f(,r diS?rdPrlv (.on?wl anything tha' is not for the good of , . . _ . : ,,_,, the Democratic party I do no. ask 2" a ~??**^ made by Frank your mercv I Bonaldi. '?'?<> Bast Main street. Thorn ?Who, less than I. could desire to as l-'ghtfoot, a negro, is charged with disrupt the Democratic party? Am I attempting to murder Mrs. Ronaidi not aware what a repudiation at your this morning bet we? 12 and 1 e'osoefc hands will m< an to me? las she sat la a cteaif n the sMeotatf "It has been said that I am making in front of the rcStaaraat of her bus LADY GLEJBBEO BY NEGBO Richmond Woman Striken i Down at Husband's Restaurant. Colored Man ir Charged With Striking Victim With Blackjack and Lajr.ig Open Her Scalp. Because He '.as Arrested Some Time Back. :his ligur because I am not a cand: oate. Nothing could be more un? true. Called a Dictator. "I liav. been tailed a dictator in expressing my opinion. Your candi? dates lore today have expresse;! their sentiments. Ry what law am I compelled to remain silent, when I f:cl that the good name of my state is at stake? It h*s been said that i am aggrieved because I have been sold out by the liquor interests in my own state. I have been sold out by th<se liquor Democrats in my own state and saved by the vote of self ?especting Republicans who refused to aid in it. k "I expect t' bead's s- ? With a blackjack or an Iron club of some kind, the m gro <ica.lt the wont?i a !? rrilic blow in the head. ?g her .-kull and rende! ing her unconscious In company witn another negro, who was afterw irds airee ted with him, he fled from the ?Ci M of the assault and was not based until several hours later, in IKilice court socavy he was net given an opportunitv to talk, the o-i>< besag continued until the condition of Mis Beeeeel can be eslefcetj determined. Threatened to Get Even. About ten days ago Mr. Ronald), be in politics for manv who conduct? a saloon and restaurant years yet. I expect to aid in the work of the Democratic party, but I will pot remain silent when a band of jolltiral assassns attack me." ?o. then attacked the state dele? gates of Douglas county, in which Omaha is 'ocatcd. declaring that they were not the choice of the I>cmo- ? crats of the county. in Raker street, caused the arrest of I.igbtfoot The charge against the ?f gro was ("isoiderly 'induct and ne was fined $10 by Justice Crutchfield After remaining in prison for some time his friends ??aid the fine, but of? ficer* heard him say that he would "get even" with the man who had "I am mt willing to admit that this jeopardized his liberty, is a final settlement of this question.'i The saloon closed at 12 o'clock last continued Mr. Rrvan. "and ;>n a moral question [?m no? afraid to express my opinion and stand on it If I have to stand alone." Learns of Conspiracy. Mr. Rryan said he had learned on his return from South America of the plan to betray Nebraska into the bands of the liquor interests. He said i ?he election of I'nited States senator? rnd state officials was a part of the | conspiracy and that he felt called night, but :h-' restaurant in alwiys open until 2 o'clock. Mrs. Ror.aidl was sitting ?n a rh*ir ok the outside of the restaurant, when ij~htfoot and another negro, who gave b^s name ??? .lani'-s Spears, passed They made sn insulting remark and walked to the opposite corner. Bursts Her Scalp. Tn ? little while, according to Mr. Ronaldi, they r.-urnei). ?nd wi'hont upon 'o prvent the political burglarv any warning Ughtfott struck Mm. Ronald) arto*? the head with son-.? of the stete. I "The Republican party end the hi?n, ???triment, pnruorably a black Populist ?*rty of this state* have Hrf w ^^ ^ adapted county option. said Mr. L_^?. w__ ,. ,* Kryse. ie crmcreskm. "If yon do not | "* ,n *? m?"??*? ?-I? ?? ?? adopt It, it becomes ee issue. Yowr """' speeken. ser the tide Is turning to- ?*? ansbend wss soon at t?er ?Ht? ward I>rmorracy in national bu?>?-s; ! *"? - telephone tail rreceht thee make your fight on them, not in f D lone* ?ho treated her I was dis deieawe of ?he liquor trv j covered that tbe woesee bed ? free Cheers Hie Defect. | tiired ?kull. end eer condition ?a? A SB id e tumult of cheers from the v?ry aerton*. foneer foflowers of William J. Brren. Tbe eoHee were notified ?ad Pmv Permaeeet Cnetrmea 9-eftb of the lnlnt ^Tn ,n<f , Amivt. I^tnocrttlc pletform ^enMon read j H tn#% ?.^^ ??eje???, lew result of e lest trote for the gath-. '. erts?, tehtac fro? Mr. Bryaa the ! ' ??"""??< **" '"""l * *** J U" JMiecrtttc leadership of Nebreska.: hrtn,,>- ??? M H*" ????*? ?**? **? which be hea meinlelned for twrnt? i '-**"n ??? "?? !?enn. veers I l'*ed by two ii rote cms?? ne e motion m? aU, wboss be e? s ?nereseeiee O. M. Wlekceck reeaHlte for fee s?e?lertel n?eina tine, eed In effect wee to rltm'rm<- the lo>e of platform pfnr. with eeroean eayfaat eet>lbta. we lews eebeaHted as a eerrtoa of tee esejnriiy er esieertty l'port of tbe eVsMaMTMei ee eeeede T-or?: Mr Brree, seetew as a leeiker of (CosHtaaesI ee ftartb Fefje.) hare ?o merierostsly asssanl' Spear* was atr??et-<; erblle prowilne ?bout the Mrr. teer of the asee woe M talk bj av?r? and leftlrer bed anything to ser wbee erret?nH>d le pnli'* enert Mr* Ronald, w it a eery CsiUces roedltioe. aed tas eery sirias. ?i ?betker asM arfcl ?et NBWPOKTNEM List Stolen by Cashier of Russo-Chinese Bank is Made Public. ! TWO PROMINENT FIRMS ADMIT HIM ASUUSIOMER Missing Young Official Recently Pro? nounced as Acceptable to New York Stock Exchange and Number of Shares Gone ?s Announced?Attor? ney for the Defaulter Talks. dtv Aawacsatad I'itm.? nkw York. Jab -''? Krwln ?VMM ?T, -.Ik- ; oani < ? hk r o? tin New Vor? brwBck al the fcXaeao-Chlaeee BaakJ is still ntis.-ilig, b?l d.'Uils <>I T li ? -1 $?00,000 bond <nd stack tien. ? ta] whit h !i'- stands Charged, :i I COBUSf to th. turf? i. teaj !'? t with gilmpw i| of his opmttoM ?ti Ihe Mock mark't ; 7w<. pwawlnnl iteek a ?bwjwb firms admit'..4 ?o.ia> having bad hinij a.- a customer and H hMOJBC kn -wn | that only a lew w.-. k* igo Ins ltl?l :?g as a speculator was pi?c d befor? Ike oflheeii ol th.- New Y"rk Stock ITTifTuBi,!, icraUaized ami loa cewtaott The atti atiaa of the n . han?- ??ad beea called to ht.- iwecula. tkwM by a'tiriii ?hick earHei owe a* his aeeoaata. Hut as caakdor ol all hank, he was rated as sj ofli lal and' the exchange authorities derided mat; he could not he harrtd under the f ule? ? which I'Mitiibit derka and minor em-' plajea <>f firms from si>?tulatin< Throwing ?side ail aceiocy. Iho] Kns.-D-Ciiiu? se Hank gave out to<la>. ' for the first tiin., thedjlii list of mss-: ing shares ?kick Wider is accused! liag, in addition to the HMO* in beaaa aniioiiccrd last week 1'uej list of -han I follows: List of Missing Shares. Three hundred and fifty siiares ot Pennsylvania Railroad; 1,3*1 si; r. j ftaltimore ft Ohio: MO skate- Mm [aowri, Kansas & Teiaa; .""i ahaiaaj I Team ??< i ci.|.i>.-r: ZM sherei Now ! Tork (Vntral; Z"? share? Uraat ? Sortkexa 0" : IM aharei 81 poal; -??> I shar>-> o4 Wahaik preferred; GO ?harei Soatbern Pacific; ',"" [Oftral Ki.i'ti-, Ceaapaay; H - ? kaaericaa Lai oaaotire si phi ? firs-t preferred; SSI iharaa* Northern1 ! Picift.-; ?o? aharei aJehhawj; lav 'shares Reading: 1".? ihiril A;ti.Ti-an ' Smelting & PJeflWfctg, ami ? Bkona Gieat Northern Railroad. .1 s Ma.he fe Company and Wet i ? um aran with which the auaakag caakoei at awe :me d?alt. K R Mek, ef D:<k arawa i plained tl.a? VA'iii is acrWWM *ith that firm ?a?, cJeeed out long be?are ti' presen; ttoabte, jt Widern own re? quest and in a satisfactory bu mnnner. A member < r -he firm or J. 3. Bache : ft Company made the following atate : ment : "We had an account with Wirier, hut Bhiwa .: awl "i1- M ame ?ctive and we were ?is. When the ?ccouiit be .-ti\. th? firm ?nked Wider to ?nbrnit a financial statement This be ? d to <in " l^on B r.insbcrg. counsel for Wider, ! saw! Knight that he bad no idea ' whew Wider was and had had- oo re? cent commnrieatfon with btm "1 do not believe Wider has 'ratted* ?a pew? of wa] *'o< k? be ha? taken. I sard Win'wr? "i think it will he j found thv all of the securitic* w??re ? u?ed in ?per ilation ?nd taat he wa5 wiped not in hi* maralni] transa tior. ; in Wail >'re-! - Yacht St- Lawrrmce Defeated. MAXfHV #? pj - Briwat a diiikail rhaw) the Iwawaarwawatka, which w nifiatwiL 'he ?tawaaaaaka rip far Ihr Ma ter Tackt fleh, wet reW?-e. of the Ho?..: S* baa Yacht I a triangular cour?? toda* t.* four wdaatea aad It wawaawa, Thr laehta were havhwj a uhm and katumiir.c race wh^Ti ?be kaja rnwe o? th? c^ff of th.- ?t. Lajeaj te ??tc itv WHI rurn-^h Bait Free. ? York, i ?T.oaare iweat waa ai?de watay I jajOWtV Hub of Aate ica bat m-**f hare h>ea 9K4 ii;*?? wherrhv Nal! paired r-wewal?. WWahf pe I to arstVn ' ckarffe a*d the rfab win ahw I pfwrwk? the aarrleea of *a attorae* wj I ewae? wb< re ?mih?r> pit 1 uhaiapif ? th etatatitwii uf th? IwahOa wrwa. ,'S. VA- WiM)NKSl>A AVIATOR HAS NARROW ESCAPE ?N ACCIDENT Dutinq Flight at Carden City. Long Isand, Aeroplane Turns Complete Sammersault. (Iiy Ana.? 'nt..: I': .?. NKW YORK. Jab -"? Aller hl* aeroplane ha.l I UW< .: I i oatpletl ? ?a ?rsa'ili. faiitaj nd ? It k ! im. ti;nhi| i Mchl m ti Qaidi ? I'm, l.uii? bland, toot] Ruaaell iiitkett kiwtaelf m' fend emerged rrqn the dabrti wl ? h su brttlae, ? il had tiiadt . Might i 11 :i pfi mu.- bpaewt and bi froai ile growl .1 :>?' I ''in when th ? aniden: happened. He ran al?n-; 'lie ?round -it high peed foi se\ ? ra! IimikIm it | ?? when lu un dertook to rfee, I 41 ? aaaed the tail of his biptaar ?.. iwarri. atuck as an antnaankflo akld* In tin atwdL l'if aeropkUM rearad straight, turned ?i cleaa 'but ?p* and caioe doam i'ii us ka k with it"- eBVjpe ow top. Ruaaell was /fluim head .-ver heels and i -il teto a laugh ?>? wine. The ?eropltae was daaaaked badjljr, LETH?S8A?D?SCAPE; WIFE S? OFFICERS Richmond Lady Brings Action -for Failure to Receive Alimony Aiiowed. RICHMOND, VA lei] L'?:.-Allcg-' In- that dtpatiei if tk' Lite tit., ser? ai... > i'. Su,: !.. b) lefj opjeial duty, allowed Albert Oiiff. Jr.. her delinquent koaband, u> from tin ? it y and evade paywMWl wl kei o! aiinion.'.. ? cuii-' i !.-. s and CM ??', Mrs. raihrriai A Oltfl toda) eaterad ?ail for |3,wM dam?'-, in the Law and BQafty ("curt, igaiait .lohn II. VYehih, Sydni ? aad H T. Bwhtft '.vihums ti I i bwatth, pad Miehat iLjiiiau ftr (fht late The action is brought in the aaaae <<: h.' OeaaasoaweaJth of Virginia, Which stand.- a- plaintiff for Mrs. Oliff. htajitr ttwaaden on, comee! lar the plaintiff, Bled | d?claration. ::i which it wa bowl that the epaa grew out of an a.' 'it-n brought by .Mis OHff in Mewteasbei ipwf, agaiust h'r ?ri.-hand t<> p n ? . him bo ?.ay $-'i">", claimed ai al:n: y conns: 1 leei Bad Jartiee of thi ! aca P. J. .M.f'arthy. to ?h>.;n M - Olli cumpla.. rho ami al . .;. $356 i..il k capias a tun sued i>v til. cl rk of the ' ';. Oewtl Bead, ?. for OUC i ? . i placed in the I :.- of th ;> s. r gvaut. a ho tur . ?t ovi r to owe wl It ?s allt ce.; |i -In d''-latatiiin lha' aadaa, "did wlt fWD] .pel ? liewtl] peiwdl iwM OM o kam PWd ? n.- city -if Ricll Hat . imiiiH so that lur I ? - aga:.-M him is unavailing. : Oliff remain d in the etty aeahlrit prepawaflaaa to dc ; part li iyi while the depu? ties o? 'he ettj reaaut tarried the - around i h> ir pWSWkl RURAL ?ifH HOI PURSUIT OF REBELS Secretary to President Gomez Issues Statement on Up ! ? rising in Curia. v ted Pixmi HAVANA ?6 -WWWor Pi ? Zal ido?. ? j Qwr-x. tnnici -ued the foitawwag I ????< lal f'nir-i "??jr.''' j cwrrer. c prorhv ? :-l't "Th the field fn I *. c? ? r. i a ? >. ? r i'?. "Vf , M r kWd nue. ? n . :,' i dar in II ? | h*v<- now 'a? I' MB eoaa'ry wha > .%'?'. *??? tk?a| as kan*r. H ?pw/ haw I i to ?he ( i. elULY 27 HMO. REGULARS WIN OUT IN FIRST OHIO TEST InSurgents Meat Decided De? feat in Opening Ballots of Republican Convention. T.E. BURTON IS ELECTED PERMANEN1 CHAIRMAN; Congressman Nicholas Longworth De- : fends the Tariff Law and Praises | President Taft in His -Keynote" j Speech?Rebels Lose in Contest for! Chairman of Resolutions Corrtirotte?. (Jiv ahm"?Intel prese.) COLUMBUS, OHIO I tii >: u ?:il of atn nut h between. Uie regulan .n>>i pragi at Ke pul lu .11. ? : te < oat i utii n le re toatgfel reet It? d d far? ol | in e| ;> wide ii. Cengreasinaa Peal Howtand, ol Ctt r? land eke has cii.ru.- el pi sivc platform, es? defeated foi th< chairmanship of the rOBOltttiop ini:t- t by a trote o? 1", lo ::. Count-? s.-inm Howl mi and Baaator Dick. th a boat wax chairman, dM not trod and one aseas bt i \>as aii>' i:' lassa? i!:a'i i\ prior to ihU vote Mr. Hoerlaad aanoenced Ike while be ?i.uid pel oaibbh otrei pkraaeotogy of tbe ptatfena, bai U not Mat lefactery te Dm pr gr*e*aleea, be would bring a minoritx repet? to the Hour of the -iinvciitiiih teaserroe s-i.i'o: T T. Barton was tonight sell c ? 'I a- . halnaan of ' ventlon. * ?aw Praises Tariff Law. ne Ohio !!? ?i ibUi ta ttet? ijobt? a tion otaeaed today ??ii-, ? vfajofOai de? ft use it the tarbl !nw by Oeagreoe man Nicholas Longworth, the te a? por. ary cliaiiin.in He coupled it with inch prafa ?? of r*:< siil nt Taft. Mr. !..Vgeorth'l "kessaat*" speech was aim? s! wholly d. voted lo the taritf taw, for which be peeerted Ik* Republl : leaatanlhli aad behind which he ? .-? party would base to stand. W p toa in be s'ainii' ded," h When Mr Longworth incnUotaed otki r it? ? ebllcaa ? bo had a !? i it : a ehaJrmaa in ether years, the : lassa* :; EarsV Id, a? er of the progn re prn - against naq i <?:?' d tadnsm mi nt ef th? tariff. Ben -uu sV t' Bead for r* turn to the ! nited 8 aj ? b) Tec I limtei: a year ago. was grc???-d uith .use. Those of ?; B?siatat Haataa ar.d PreaefMal Taft al 0 wen app: ind ?d Regular, control Resolution-?. Prior to the cp.-ning of thi ti?n. the regilars had elected a jna af 'h>- r?solu.; lea - i onimit' ? ??. which w-'l ?.?and afana* r f(,r ;he plat fertn and Congressman lungwort h s reference o himself * -> rcj-?lar. was a* t alisa oi? nr (I srHh Ike slttaatloa ?? govcrnriship m<>r.. .?? nfounded. I pos Me, ?han "ver The nominal:o?js will in m3de t? niorrcm . NEW BERN IN GALA ATTIRE. North Carolina Cty Continue?? Her B--centennial. ? nkw hkr\. x c. .?u?v N -'on. ?iniing its g.ila hieen ennial eel? i.ri? tt"-* hade? \-(??? ;i. m'- cawed j e^ dn.-.ng Ike ea- ci and peg ant Kertl ' ? ?' raVal f(.i hr*d In 'be a ta aa Ilium MM swvesei k d aa opea er ?alen tndav sad bo-'? . ? I d Extmoetshed. - tbSl t0> * oases da roart asat Ire bad '?? C?0 light PAYS THIEF FOR 1 ROUBLE RETURNING HIS DlAMUNIT Memphis Merchant is Covered by Re- ? volver While He Gives Regard and Dollar Extra. (By Assot 1. led rresrr. MEMPHIS, il \\ i ,iv M, A ? to a im :ii pppor hare today. I' II. unln?. i. a lit. it haul of this B .i.t\ s ftfjo was rot ' ti of^a dhuaoad rafaaed ai Not, was i ? with a i. \ i ?! \ pf | to mied a' I k. i oiiei aieti from ? rowdi hy the tolda of i a< a and man h. tl ih ? bl cka al.uiis Main : 'reef In tin PU -un | t enter Of 'he iiu hv an unknown n-an who liai .1! n:- possession the tllnnvuiil. Henning.'!'. Id BWaWeT to B uivs'ii ?Mus telei hon. meaaage, bad pom to curt square ami wai there approach <d l>> a kaadaowiat] dreaaed wowmb, aha directed klwj to i man aeoted lha laittpj tli'i'layiiii'. gas, lluiitiinger having fall d I i brine like advert?s, d reward of *.'"". wai accompanied t" hi- pbaoa "t kwal the thief who. tlininc tire tiistoiiise. covered bin with the revolver, il nnliiKiT not only paid the mojiey o. hu? milled *1. w hit h li. hid promised 'he rohher "foe hit troabtd" m walking to*hli placa o4 hi MAYOR VTCT?M OF PLOT Believed Negro is Assassin of. A. H. Bausman. !$1,500 REWARD OFFERED! Many Detectives Are Attracted to] Ridgeway and Are at Work to Ap-j pichend the Person Who Threw Dynamita Stick at Town's Executive (By Associ?t. .! P'. M MD0MWAY, VA.. Inly 2ti -Rewards I i-ggregatiiig $I..",no havo been offered j tor the captara of 'he assassin of Marat A. li. rkwakawwa, wl this place. [Mayor BooawaU wan killed Snndav i night by a stick of ?'.ynajnlte thrown t'lim the stnet wi.iie he Ij/ on ?it ijvvn surrounding ins borne. The rrwarda katva ban the means of atlratting a nuinher of dcieetivt? la :ii. :''t.i. hi.i M tar as L; ktr.iwn 1 i if. no . in: has been found to th" i identity "? the slaver. It is gen ial!y ? i hwwwvwr, tiiat a num. m I plot *uh other? of ?.is la. e. threw ? IhW missile. her-, today '' :or awawMka, where it la said they are ap the itimlual. f r.otisiiinii's funeral was held this afternoon and was larg. I> at t? nded. People gathered here from :.]| over this s.-etion. trains from th'' rorth aud south bringing in large ? rnwds. Husiaowl was susiK-nded in the town during the afternoon and 'he d'ions gath<rcd en masse to pay their respects fo the dead mayor v tio had don ? more to build up the place than any other man. Governor Mann today offered $Z.".o reward for the murderer, making the amount ll.uon offered by the town, o.niity and state. Individuals added ? tiothcr The *..wn is quiet and fkw law will he allowt d t.- n ,-vent ??I the capture of 'he assa--m. HOUSE BL??QF PIER AT WILLQUGHBY BEACH Much Damage by Storm at . Norfolk and Vicinity-Three Reported Drowned. NOM v was hard hit bv a terrific wind stone | "arly rria?tee ?le reached a v locfy cat H hawa ?n Mew a ? nc raw ? iiw? 'owadpt aawa ? rho bowae hip dis ? ' Xerfofk ?a ? < >d eeat Hagaree, hbr Aptl 'he awd that th- htw ! ed and the www druwwow. Thte report eowli paw ho i mm THE WEATHER rtly cloudy, with showers nesday; Thursday fair; to moderate variable PUCK TWOCKNTt* T?FT DISQUALIFIED TO TALK POLITICS Puts Himself on Record as Up posing United States Presi? dent Discussing Question. SAYS HE SHOULD ?E THE HEAD OK WHUIEPEOPIE "?i Speech at Portland, Maine, Chief Executive Touches on Ship Subsidy and Turns From Subject Because He Claim* No Right to Speak on Politics?Makes Some Suggestions. ( Vy Associated Press) I'OKTl.ANl?. MAINE, July 26.^ lr.sident Tail today put himself **J retord as tobecrtbtax absolutely to Ike principle that r President of the United states akoaJd not talk politick.' Me landed at Rockland this morulni; to iuak.? the last speech of his ten days' cntisc ktatne is ?Talking erltk refitted just now. The elections an* in be bald Sept Baker U, Kocklaud la the honie of Kx governor William P, Poke, who is. a candida: i ni ted Stem si tutor to succeed Senator Kaie. Mr. l'ait BpOke to a large crowd irom an automobile in which he had taken a rid.- abou[ the city and suburbs, lie "drilled" closer to a political utterance than at any oth?r ?nil-- during t ht- trip. The harbor at Rot klaiiil. the big gnalte breakwater ??nil the akvbjM b< hind it. had brought kbits subsidy to the President'? mind. Hint* at Ship Subsidy. MajBjBSl '?> me " he said, 'the Importance; o? ;>iir coastwise ship? ping. They also suggest tb?'imii?rr Of improving our foreign shin? ling. All of which brings me so near j politics that i merely suggest it, and I leas* it with you." The Presid? nt paused for a moment and said: "lint (raveling as I ara. as Presiden* ! of th* I'ni'ed States. I have no right i la be oiln r than Pr?sident of the I whole people and to stand only on Itbo i let form of patriotism, love of I etioatry and prosperity for all." The Presid.n'V sentiment called .t great ciiocr fresa the crowd. I I!.- said g'x>d bye and was wulrl?xi :> ? a \. lu view of the shaking trip which ?>.. PrtsBsdeal is schednWd la make in Ohio and other Middle V. statte this fan. his statement of how tar a chief magistrate of the nation ski uld go In poll tits was fraught with partiiular interest. Make* Them Suggestion. Mr. Taft ?flatted the lim-stone rlea and e/atched the prej>ara I tlons for the maasrfacinre of ? -ment. H? suggi sted in his s;?cech that if ;.i opte if Hoekland hurried up th y satgbt z?-; in on some "of the I big cement contracts for the Panama j canal. ; "That great work." he added, "wul I be completed on or before January ! Ii?t*. It v/ill double 'be efficiency of ??,ur*navy and change the course of ? trade." ? Knm Itotkland the Mayflower 'ir<>i?ed .'own to Casco bay tbU after , and was cruUing this evening off this city. The President's ankle was vastly improved tnciv ana bis limp was hardly not If ? able. REFUSES TO TESTIFY. Before Grand Jury. tsar Aeenrlated t*rt?> NKW YORK iu>v jtt.-^oraplytaa; ?i'h the direrttea of Pnlted Bute* Jidge Head. Charle? K. Kittle, e ajeas. be fl:m of" S. P R*->1 t C*e*r ?peny, appmu'd thia afteraooa befare the aaertal federal grand jory. wsk* ! i* e-oda? ?tas; aa invesUgatloa j B<c<iea wttfc the alkajei | It \, o*??e? aloud >e ?aa s wet a aed thee rHtaed la 0*?t ?ay :<strs?oay cm t*w> spcscS that he m at lender indict ate? and tBM the tee? lastrar might b? ?reed eaalest ? r Bae pnfsai t m Ret?^d ssreater aviste ? Rv AisjlHIiI P?_ 2? -Loe; ?Wsa. a petatee eot'ee asaker esjd easv ?ssVra of ?he Wrw Tart ianre waa fosad Assad ?kadss* being eaatt at fee ?etwiaftsor oa a*!? teda? Tke "wsga" ?sala?