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PRICE: afISBSJ 40 CENTS
TO RAISE FUND
EACH STATE TO DETERMINE
ITS OWN METHOD
BRYAN APPROVES PLANS OF
Legitimate Expenses for Conducting
Presidential Campaign Variously
Estimated Between $500,000
Br Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Aug. 13.—The Democratic
national campaign fund of 1908 will be
raised through appeals made to the in
dividuals for contributions. Each state
under the direction of its national com
mitteemen or financial representative
designated for the purpose will de
termine its own method of raising
money. The ground plan became
known here today on the arrival of
Chairman Mack from Lincoln, Neb.,
and it is understood to have met the
entire approval of William J. Bryan.
. John W. Kern, vice presidential can
didate, and members of the campaign
text book committee accommpanled
Mr. Mack to this city. Mr. Kern left
today for his home in Indianapolis.
The financial committee, of which
Col. Moses B. Wetmore of St. Louis is
chairman, agrees that between $500,000
and $1,000,000 will be required to finance
the legitimate expenditures of the com
ing presidential struggle.
The adoption of the plan announced
to raise money by states is believed to
be a solution of the problem. The con
tributions to the various financial rep
resentatives in the states will be made
up of small donations.
The national committee has com
municated with committeemen in sev
eral states and Instructed them to pro
ceed immediately with the collection of
funds, and to this end has suggested
that a. financial representative be ap
pointed in each state with assistants in
BIG FIRE THREATENS
SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK
Property Damage Estimated at $100,.
000, with but Little Insurance.
.Coney Island Company &y?
' Chief Sufferers ;
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13.—A flre,
which for a time threatened to destroy
a block in the Western addition in
Fillmore street, between Turk and
Eddy, occurred early today in the Co
ney island amusement pavilion, con
suming the entire building and damag
ing adjacent houses and stores. The
loss is estimated at $100,000.
; The fire, which is believed to have
originated from crossed wires, rapidly
spread to the entire pavilion structure,
quickly consumed the various flimsy
amusement booths and then swept
across a 25-foot alley and destroyed a
saloon, fish market, restaurant and a
three-story flat building. Only the most
strenuous efforts of the firemen saved
the entire block and prevented it from
crossing Turk street to the repair shop
of the United Railroads.
The pavilion was owned by the Coney
Island Amusement company, which
went into the ha»rts of a receiver sev
eral weeks ago and had closed the
place. Besides the pavilion and the
three-story flat building, the, folio wing
places were destroyed:
A. Paladini, flsh market; Boston
Cafe, Samuel Mount; saloon, Daniel
Riordan; Arcade Moving Picture com
pany, and a Japanese restaurant.
The Insurance is said to be small.
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FORMER GOVERNOR TAYLOR
WILL RETURN FOR TRIAL
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aus. 13.—The
Evening Post says: It is announced
today on authority of a close friend of
former Governor W. S. Taylor that Mr.
Taylor will return to Kentucky from
Indianapolis for trial on a charge of
complicity in the murder of Governor
THE NEWS SUMMARY
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Friday; light southwest winds.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 76
degrees; minimum, 61 degrees.
Henry J. Dufty kills son and daugh
ter with an ax, wounds wife and tries
to commit suicide.
Prominent member of , ■ Fraternal
Brotherhood, sued for non-support, now
figures in divorce case.
Mayor Harper unable to find substi
tute for Fuller on police commission.
Charles Richardson, star ■ athlete,
1 drowns at Ventura.
yf COAST '
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Two military men are killed in auto
. mobile accident in San Francisco.
•J Little boy kills baby brother whilo
H playing a mimic war.
-'i Fire in San Francisco threatens to
destroy entire . block and does $100,000
damage before controlled.
"Ink sllnger" again busy in San Fran
cisco and women's dresses are ruined. .
:yt/f , EASTKBN i;ig£ iiyi*
Individuals will be . appealed to Iby
letter to raise fund for national Demo
Wealthy Italian is killed In ambush
after making desperate defense with
magazine rifle. ' •
Little town in Montana nearly wiped
out by fire. v
Harriman railroads I in market for
6000 steel cars. t ■ • -
Quarter million dollars Is paid to
strikers at Winnipeg. . ; y.y
FOBKIGX. ■ 'fi.y.if
Labor troubles follow constitution in
■ New method of airship descent bring*
7 • Wright's machine to grief in France.
if ft Investigation , shows ■ two explosions
«,wfurre_ on.French school ship.>. ' ; .',
LOS ANGELES HERALD
SON WITH AX
WOUNDS WIFE AND TRIES TO
HAD PLANNED AWFUL TRAGEDY
Bodies of the Victims Hacked and
Pounded Remorselessly by Insane
Murderer Long After Life
Had Been Extinct
Believing himself divinely commis
sioned to slay his son and daughter,
Henry J. Dufty placed their tomb
stones and his own in Evergreen cem
etery and early yesterday morning took,
the lives of the son, Fred A. Dufty, and
his daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand La Com,
afterward attempting to kill himself.
He will recover, lt is believed.
Herward attempting to kill himself,
will recover, lt is believed.
)ufty, who ls 56 years old, lived with
his son Fred in a small three-room
cottage at 247 North Mountain View
street. Here the father planned the
murders, apparently waiting, from his
testimony at religious meetings, until
he felt that he should receive a call
to end the lives of the children he
seemed to love. Mrs. Zaidah La Com,
tho daughter, ,and her husband and
6-year-old child, Margaret, owned their
own home, a pretty bungalow at 453
North Westlake avenue.
Fred Dufty, who was 24 years old
and an automobile machinist, was
killed while asleep in bed. His face
was turned away from the door
through which his father noiselessly
entered, carrying a huge ax, which he
had sharpened to a razor edge for his
terrible purpose. With as calm and
deft a blow as though ho were felling
a tree the murderer struck his son pre
cisely In the center of the neck, prac
tically beheading him. Death was in
stantaneous, and the young man never
knew that he had been assailed. To
make death more certain the father
continued his assault, striking the head
and inflicting cuts and gouges on the
Jaw and ear. yy
Prepares for Second Victim
The elder Dufty then walked to the
little kitchen, where he washed his
hands, changed his shirt and other
wise arranged his appearance to avoid
suspicion. Taking up the ax he climbed
the hill up Mountain View street to the
La Com home, less than two blocks
Mr. La Com had gone to his -work at
240% South San Pedro street. His pret
ty wife would have been a mother with
in a week. She and Mrs. Dufty, who
had lived with her since obtaining a
divorce nine years ago, had just fin
ished breakfast, The mother was In
the kitchen washing the dishes, and
the daughter was clearing away the
table. It was shortly before 8 o'clock
when Dufty entered. Because of .their
children the older couple kept on
friendly terms, and Dufty had fre
quently taken breakfast with the La
Dufty lifted his ax behind his In
tended victim and struck her a glanc
ing blow on the back of the head. Her
scream at once brought her mother
from the adjoining bedroom, and sho
grappled with the insane man, receiv
ing a blow on the arm from which the
blood streamed. Still she struggled with
her husband until the daughter's
mother-love called to her.
"Save Margaret! Take her and run,"
called Mrs. Da Com, and the elder wo
man, seizing the child, ran through the
front door and across the street to the
residence of Mrs. Evelyn Leeman, 452
North Westlake avenue.
Dufty again struck Mrs. La Com, and
the keen edge of the ax almost cut the
head from the body, leaving but a
fragment of flesh to connect them. He
hacked and pounded the body again
and again in his frenzy, until fully
convinced that he had succeeded. Then
walking through the back yard, he
threw the ax Into a clump of weeds
and went down Mountain View street
to his home. ■
Here he carefully locked the door and
slashed his throat with a butcher knife,
hoping tb take his own life.
Head Was Almost Severed
Mrs. Dufty ran back to aid her
daughter, whom she found lying still
on a blood-stained rug. .Kissing her,
she called excitedly until she saw that
her daughter's head was almost severed
from the body. Mrs. Leeman and other
neighbors had followed. Orange Hlnkle,
a colored man living at 457 Mountain
View street, hastened to the Dufty
house, hoping to warn Fred Dufty. He
was unable to get the door open, but
Dufty could be seen writhing and vom
iting on the mattress which, stretched
upon the floor in the first room, served
him as a bed.
Mrs. A. B. Kelly, proprietor of a con
fectionery store, at the corner of Tem
ple and Westlake avenues, notified the
police and got word to Ferdinand La
Com. Motorcycle Officer Coe was sent
to the La Com house, where he was
urged by Mrs. Dufty to hasten to the!
other house in the hope of protecting
her son. He was accompanied by C.
H. Perry of 257 Mountain View street.
Coe carried a key which unlocked
the door of the Dufty home. He found
Dufty conscious, but feebly endeavor
ing to slash the arteries of his throat.
"Here,- Cap, what's the matter with
you?" said the officer, drawing his re
volver. 'Drop that knife or I'll shoot
"I want to die; the Lord wants m_
to die," answered Dufty. "Shoot me if
you want to." • -
Seeing that threats were useless, Coe
jumped at the man, who turned his
knife on the officer. . Coe received a
cut on the hand, ran Into the yard and
obtained a club. With this he knocked
Dufty's hand down and several times
prevented him from cutting his throat.
Detectives Boyd and Jones arrived, and
the three officers disarmed Dufty and
took • him to the receiving hospital,
where . Police Surgeons Bonynge and
Garrett and Dr. Harry Chamberlain
dressed his wounds. Dufty had not
succeeded in injuring himself seriously,
and unless his mental condition grows
worse he will recover. He has been a
sufferer from locomotor ataxia and hie
deeds have obviously affected his nerv
ous condition. :"■'•'. .'
Last night Dufty was secured with
leather straps so that he could not
carry out his attempt to kill himself,
as he frankly admits he would, if per
mitted, yy -
"If the attendants would only re
lease •my hands I would quickly end
my life," he said to a Herr.ld reporter.
"I don't remember, clearly ! what hap
pened this morning. I can remember
faintly that I arose early, walked to
the bedside where my son lay sleeping
(Cnntlnnr-I on Pac* Two.)
FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1908.
Dufty Had Long Planned Murders, Publicly Asked
Prayers for Souls of Victims, Assert Neighbors
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE COTTAGE AT 247 NORTH MOUNTAIN VIEW AVENUE, IN WHICH DUFTY KILLED HIS SON, ANDiALSO.A PHOTO.
GRAPH OF THE LA COM HOME, 453 NORTH WESTLAKE AVENUE, WHERE THE DAUGHTER WAS KILLED AND HER MOTHER INJURED
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MRS. MARY DUFTY,
| Wife of the slayer fi
QUARTER MILLION DISBURSED
ALL WINDOWS ARE BROKEN IN
Rail Removed from Track Ahead of
Excursion Train, but Break Dis
covered Before Disaster
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By Associated Press.
WINNIPEG, Aug. 13.—A quarter of a'
million dollars was paid today to the
Canadian Paclflc road strikers by Pay
master McPherson. Over 2000 men were
In line at the Merchants bank. With
the amounts paid out at other points
in the west the sum distributed was
It is authoritatively stated that no
strike benefits will bo paid before
Wednesday, August 26. '
The total number of strike breakers
at work ln the city is 200. '
At Medicine Hat sixteen strike break
ers from the Santa Fe railway were
brought in today. The Chinese restau
rant proprietors have refused to serve
meals to these men. ' - ■ • -
A general meeting of all unions of the
Canadian Pacific railroad train service
has been called for this afternoon in
the city for the purpose of discussing
the strike situation on that line. This
will be the first meeting of the train
men of the Pacific divisions regarding
A Pullman cqach of a transconti
nental Canadian Pacific express train
which arrived from the west today
suffered all its windows broken by mis
siles thrown at it between Brandon
and Broadview. A rail was removed
from the track on the Winnipeg beach
line last night as an excursion train
was going out. A disaster was averted
by the trackmen, who discovered the
gap. '-"■ _______ " '
AUTOMOBILE INJURES FIVE;
ONE OF VICTIMS MAY DIE
Motor Car Collides with Delivery
Wagon, Hurting-Three Boys, and
Later Runs Over Two
if- Women '
SEATTLE, Aug. 13.—As the Eagle
parade was about to pass Second and
Spring streets shortly before noon to
day an automobile going at a terrific
speed crashed into a newspaper deliv
ery wagon, overturning it and Inflict
ing , injuries -on three boys, one of
whom, little George Coughlln, will die.
With speed partially checked the au
tomobile kept on until lt collided with
two young . women, Carrie and Edna
Cullinane, employes of the Sunset Tel
ephone company. Inflicting Injuries
that . will incapacitate them for some
time to come.
The chauffeur, Byron O. Carr, was
Arthur Berger, who had charge of
the wagon, was slightly injured, and
Raymond Kaylor, the third boy, was
badly bruised. >, Coughlln Is at Provi
dence hospital suffering from concus
sion of the ,brain. -.
MRS. ADA LA COM,
H The daughter
HARD TIMES CAUSE OF
EPIDEMIC OF DESERTION
* NEW YORK, Aug. Hard *
«j> times are the cause of a wide- 4*
+ spread epidemic of wife dsertion 4*
* in the poorer districts of the city, *
* according to reports turned in by *
* the visitors of the Children's Aid *
* society. In the instance cited by +
* Mrs. Edith McArthur, the visitor *
* of the East Eighty-eighth station, *
* the primeval instinct of the sur- *
* vtval of the fittest is responsible *
* for the epidemic. . *
* "Conditions in my district are
* really so terrible," said Mrs. Mc- *
♦;• Arthur, "that. I believe that If *
* work is not forthcoming lmmedl- *
•+ ately for the men,. the whole *
* neighborhood will degenerate into *
* a condition which will shock New *
* York. The sufferings the people *
* have been through . and which +
* many are still experiencing are +
* having a bad emotional effect. The *
* instinct of self-preservation is be- *
* coming stronger with the men *
* than their love of wife and chil- *
*dren." • • ♦
KILLED IN AMBUSH
IN MURDERER'S FIELD
WEALTHY ITALIAN LURED TO
Victim Makes Desperate Defense and
Nearly Empties Magazine Re.
volver Before He Meets
Fate ,■ •
By Associated Press. •
NEW YORK, Aug. 13.—Ambushed in
a lonely spot known as "Murderers'
field," on the Lincoln road in the Flat
bush section of Brooklyn, late last night
Pletro Barilla, a well to do hotel keep
er of Woodha'ven, was attacked and
killed by a number of men. Barilla ls
thought to. have gone to the place to
keep an appointment, as a letter was
found on his person seemingly written
Barilla rode to the scene on a bicycle
and carried a magazine revolver, whlcn
he nearly emptied ln a desperate de
Persons near by . heard shots, and
rushing to the place saw men flee from
the field. Barilla was found dead with
four stab wounds in his breast and
back and two bullet wounds.
The slayers were evidently frightened
away before they had an opportunity
to rob the victim, If that was their
motive, as a large roll of bills and a
gold watch were left. .Antonio Delmar
to, a cousin of Barilla, is held awaiting
an. Investigation. From several let
ters found In the dead man's pockets
lt seems certain . that Barilla was a
victim of a Black Hand plot. The po
lice assert that the same band that
hacked and hewed a man to pieces sev
eral months ago and dumped the dis
membered body, wrapped up In oilcloth,
near the scene of last night's killing,
is responsible for Barilla's death. :
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Nihilists. Hold Meeting
LONDON, Aug. 13.—A conference of
eighty leading Russian revolutionists
and nihilists has been proceeding with
the greatest secrecy in London for the
past twelve days,' according? <to the
Daily Mall. The strictest " precautions
are adopted, to prevent suspects ap
proaching the meeting place.
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H. J. DUFTY,
The slayer E
DIES IN SURF
CHAS. RICHARDSON DROWNS
CAUGHT BY UNDERTOW, PER
ISHES IN SIGHT OF FRIENDS
Struggles to Reach Life Line, but All
His Efforts Are of No Avail.
Prominent In U. S. C.
Charles Richardson of Los Angeles,
one of Southern California's most fa
mous athletes, was drowned at Huen
eme beach, Ventura, at 5 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. With friends he had
been camping at Hueneme, and while
bathing he was caught in a strong un
dertow. Ho was a fine swimmer and of
a strong physique, but probably was
seized by a cramp.
Richardson struggled to reach the
life line, but the. undertow carried him
swiftly away from it, and from the
boats that were within fifty feet of
him. He wast drowned before assist
ance could beTjlven him, and the un
dertow took the body away. At a late
hour hist night lt had not been recov
ered, but the beach will be patrolled
until the tide brings it in or it ls oth
Young Richardson was 22 years old,
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Richardson, lived at Santa Paula, Col
lege and athletic friends in all parts
of California will be greatly shocked
to learn of his 'death, for he was uni
versally .'populaKJlf He possessed a win
ning personality and sense of honor
that left him with few enemies.
Richardson had made records in track
athletics that had never been ap
proached ' in California. ■ He held the
University of Southern California rec
ords in the shot put, hammer throw
and pole vault, and ln the recent meet
at Berkeley he won four firsts and one
second prizes—more than any one man
has ever won in the history of coast
athletics. He was considered the best
college batsman < on the coast.
"Charlie Richardson was a splendid
fellow and his death Is a great loss,"
said Coach Harvey Holmes of the Uni
versity of Southern California last
night. "He was ' a sophomore ln the
college of liberal arts, and in his two
years ho had attained a popularity
never'known to be excelled in any col
lege. I think it is not too much to say
that he was undoubtedly the best liked
man ln the university. He was not
only a flne athlete, but was one of the
best and most thorough students as
well—the best all around man any ot
us ever knew."
Richardson's mother had been at the
beach with him, but left for her home
Tuesday. Harry Cotter of Los An
geles, a classmate, was with Richard
son at Hueneme.
Volga Teems with Cholera fiffl
ST. PETERSBURG, . August 13.—A
death from cholera has been reported
from a town In Tula province close to
the estate of Count Tolstoi. At Tsari
tzyn,' where the epidemic has been
most severe, 225 cases and 150 deaths
have been regisetred since the out
break. ■■. Tests have revealed the pres
ence ;of cholera bacteria 'ln the water
of hte River Volga. . •:■ y -:y
SINGLE COPIES: SFHLfIWTSiM
.' One of the victims
THICK ON COMMONER
Farmers Present Candidate with a
Gourd Labeled "Billy's Big Stick,"
Exact Counterpart of Fa
By Associated Press.
FAIRVIEW, Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 13.
—Invitations to visit various sections
of the country and deliver speeches
came thick and fast today upon Wil
liam J. Bryan. California's request for
a visit again was pressed upon him
by Charles Edelman of San Francisco
with the result that the Democratic
candidate is giving the matter serious
Through Henry C. Clayton and R. H.
Walker, Montgomery, Ala., ! expressed
its desire for his presence August 19.
Mr. Bryan said ho hoped that after
a conference with the national com
mittee he might be able to go to Mont
gomery, and possibly some other
points in the southern states in re
sponse to numerous invitations.
A notable incident of the day was
the presentation to Mr. Bryan by sev
eral hundred farmers from' Otis coun
ty, Nebraska, of a "big stick" gourd,
grown in that county. It is about five
feet in length and easily might be
taken for the original if there ever
was one, which has been so extensive
ly caricatured. It bore the inscription:
"Billy's Big Stick," painted in large
black letters. ...
Mr. Bryan, although expressing his
thanks for the , gift, declared if he
was elected to the presidency tho
"big stick" would not ' be wielded,
rather relying on his | ability to I lead
people through their love than to con
trol them through their fears.
Chairman Clayton upon leaving the
Bryan home expressed himself in a"
statement given out for publication as
having been delighted with the large
and enthusiastic attendance of people
at the notification exercises.
The statement referred to the sim
plicity of the home life of Mr. Bryan
and speaking of the dinner to the noti
fication committee. Mr. Clayton said:
"We had a real good American home
cooked dinner. There was no pretense
of a menu, but 1 am glad to say.we
had a plenty of good home victuals
and mighty good water."
WILL "lAKE RACING CASES
TO APPELLATE COURT DIRECT
NEW YORK, August 13.— special
term of the criminal branch of the
superior court , called by Governor
Hughes to assemble in Brooklyn Au
gust 23 to take up the race track gamb
ling cases will not be held according to
an announcement by Assistant District
Attorney Elder of Brooklyn today. ,-.;.
An agreement has been reached to
take the cases against officials of the
Brighton Beach track direct to the ap
pellate division of the supreme court
for an interpretation of the new law.
. This is expected to take place In Oc
ARE KILLED IN
RUNABOUT CRUSHED BETWEEN
MEMBERS OF PRESIDIO FORCES
MEET SUDDEN DEATH
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Driver Attempts to Clear Track In
Front of Trolley, but Is Caught ■
by Car Coming in Oppo
By Associated Presi.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13.—Ser» ,
geant-Major A. H. Belyea and Master
Electrician, Sergt. C. H." Jones, at-j
tached to the Presidio military forces, j
were almost instantly killed this even
ing when thrown from ;a runabout'
automobile which was crushed between ;
cars running in opposite directions at
Market street and Van Ness avenue.
Jones was handling the car and Bel
yea was seated beside him. They were
riding down Market street and Jones
drove the car across the path of a
Halght street car, bound for the ferry. :
He had almost cleared the flrst track
when an outward bound Valencia street
car struck the automobile, hurling it
against the Haight street car. Jones
and Belyea were thrown out, I striking
the pavement with much force. B They,
were unconscious when picked up and
both died within a few minutes.
The automobile was of frail con
struction and is a complete wreck.
Jones and Belyea were married and
each leaves a widow and child resid
ing at the Presidio reservation.
The motorman in charge of the two
cars were taken to the city prison and
charged with manslaughter.
The accident occurred during the
rush hour and traffic on Market street
was tied up for almost an hour.
LOS ANGELES MAN
AND WIFE INJURED
Emergency Brakes Fail to Operate on
Steep Grade and Motor Car ■
'■.".' Goes Seventy-five Miles
an Hour . .-', y.
Special to Ths Herald., ' '
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13.— V.iff.
Allender, a Los Angeles attorney resid
ing at 422 West Twenty-seventh street,
.who is touring through the northern
Pacific ' coast country, and Mrs. Allen
der were victims yesterday of an auto
mobile runaway. Neither was badly
hurt, although Mrs. Allender received
several severe bruises. ■ -" "'_ ,'•"*:;
They were coming from I Hornbrook,
Cal., down the north slope of the Siskl
you3, when the emergency brakes gave
way coming down a steep gVade. Mr.
Allender succeeded in guiding tho car
down the grade for more than half a
mile, but it hit the Southern Pacific
tracks when going at a speed of seven
ty-five miles an hour. The machine
went into the air six feet, and every
tire burst. When lt struck- the 1 car
swerved from the road, and, plunging
down an embankment, landed ' in, the
top of an oak tree. ; -_y
As the car turned Mr. Allender was
thrown out and on that account es
caped great injury. Mrs. Allender was
caught under the car, but < the - oak
limbs held the automobile up bo that
she was not crushed. A team was se
cured and the car was pulled back to
the road and towed Into Ashland. -
LAFOLLETTE PRAISES BRYAN
TO AUDIENCE AT LINCOLN
Says Agitation Against Railroads Waa i
Started in Middle Weat Year*
Ago and la Not Recent
r Politics i'-S
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LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 13.—Before an .
audience of 6000 at the Epworth as
sembly last night Senator Robert M.
LaFollete expressed great admiration
and friendship for W. J. Bryan, but
insisted that he himself was a Repub
The flght against the railroa'da sto
secure lower rates and no discrimina- ;
tion, he said, had been started back in
the '70s by Wisconsin, Illinois, lowa,
and Minnesota. These ; policies were
not the 'product of the minds of either
Bryan or Roosevelt, he said. ' Some ono
in the audience accused LaFollete of
being a Democrat, but he defiled It.
He spoke for some time of the Aldrlch-
Vreeland bill, which he denounced aa
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DIES WHILE READING PAPER
IN SALOON AT SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13.—As four men
turned from the bar where they had
been drinking at the Bay City saloon
this evening, they noted the quiet ap
pearance of John O'Leary, who was
sitting down opposite the bar. One of
the men walked over to him and found
that he was dead. ■■:•.", ••= t ■ \: ;
He had come into the saloon but a
short time before and • picked up '• a
paper. The paper was still before his
sightless eyes . when the discovery: of
his death wa's made. .
TAFT WILL NOT ATTEND .
CONFERENCE FOR UNEMPLOYED
NEW YORK, August 13.-*-Wllllam H.
Taft ; has ; written to the committee
having ln charge the arrangements for
the national conference for the i unem
ployed to be held in , this city! begin
ning September 25 that he will not be
able to ttend the conference.
Invitations were sent also to William
J. Bryan and Thomas L. Hlsgen, *h»
Independent party nominee. t The fit
ter accepted the invitation. ; Mr. Bryan
has not been heard from as yet.
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Dies on , Train : . y
YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 13.—Miss ;'Anita
Vogel, aged 20 years, on the way to her
home at Henderson, Ky., died of tuber
culosis west "of . Beaumont '• aboard
Southern Pacific passenger No. 8 this