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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 280.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
CHAULER CHOSEN TO LEAD
DEMOCRATS OF NEW YORK
TIMES A DAV
Strenuous Program of
Bryan From Veehaw
ken to Rochester.
OPPOSING CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK
Nominated by Acclama
tion at Convention
Held at Rochester.
HATCHET IS BURIED
McCarren Delegates Are Mi
Seated Without Sign of a
Rochester. N. Y., Sept. 1C The
democratic state convention reassem
bled at 11 o'clock this morning, the
delay In the convening being due to
the fact the resolutions committee was
not able to report. The chairman of
the credentials committee reported
here were no contests to be submit
ted to the convention. Cheers follow
ed the announcement. Judge Alum B.
Parker, permanent chairman, was in
troduced amid enthusiastic cheers,
lilt at Sheriunn.
Not the least striking feature of
.Judge Parker's address wag a declara
tion that James S. Sherman, the com
panion rf Mr. Taft on the republican
ticket, invaded Wall street for politl
ca. contributions in 1900, when Mr.
Sherman,. wa3 chairman of the con
gressional committee. -.
"'Evidence is not wanted of the set.
purpose of the leaders of hat (the re
publican) party," he jaid, "to con
tinue their plan of securing fundi
from those who are interested either
in legislation or in non-enforcement
of law. Smarting under the exposure
l luu uicuiaiiv;c ill r: -a jai luua ui i
1905 and subsequent disclosures not
under oath, its congressional commit-;
tee in 190G called for dollar contribu-
tions from individuals to aid in the
election of republican members to
congress. The president himself sub-
scribed a dollar, and a few others j
whose names were duly advertised,!
and then the publicatim-of - contribu -
tions ceased, and the chairman of the
congressional committee, now the re-
publican candidate for vice president,
went down, as had hi3 predecessors
of old, into Wall street to get the
money with which to 'influence" the
Parker wa3 " liberally applauded
throughout his speech, at the conclu
sion of which the committee on resolu
Give Out a Slate.
Just before the convention was call
ed to' order W. J". Conners, chairman
of the state committee, and Charles
W. Murphy, the Tammany hall leader,
gave out the following forecast of nom
Governor Lewis Stuyvesant Chan-
Lieutenant Governor John A. Dix.
Secretary of State John S. Wlialen.
Comptroller Martin H. Glynn.
Attorney General George M. Pal
Treasurer Julius Hauser.
Had All Night Conference.
This slate, with the exception of the
candidate for lieutenant governor, is
the same as was decided upon early
ATTEMPT OH LIFE
President Cabrera of Guatemala
Injured by Infernal Machine,
it is Reported.
ATTACHED TO TELEPHONE
Exploded When Executive Answered
Call Five Arrested and Convict
ed But Escaped Death.
San Francisco, Sept. 1C. According
to reports brought by officers of the
Bteamer City of Para, which arrived
yesterday, an attempt was made rcent
ly upon the life of President Cabrera of
Guatamala by means of an infernal ma
Connected with Telephone.
According to the Information re
ceived the would-be assassin connected
the machine with a telephone in the
president's room in such a manner that
it would be exploded when connection
was made. Answering a call, Cabrera
was flung from his chair against the
wall by a deafening explosion and al
most stunned. He escaped with a few
bruises. , .
Reprieve After Conviction.
Five Salvadoreans were arrested on
suspicion of being implicated in the
plot, but were reprieved after tneir ex
ecution was ordered, and placed aboard
iht Para, which' ccr'ed . them to
Acajntla. , . '
this morning at the end of an all night
conference. The selection by the lead
ers of Dix as candidate for lieutenant
governor came as a big surprise, as it
was taken as settled Francis Burton
Harrison of New York would be the
It is believed the leaders desired to
strengthen the ticket by naming a far
up-state man. Dix is a niember of one
of the oldest families in the state. The
preference of Harrison for congress
was considered in making the substi
tution.. Ilrjnn Heartily Ruilurtieil.
The platform heartily endorses the
platform and candidates nominated by
the national convention and pledges!
both hearty, earnest and enthusiastic
support. Of the candidates it says:
"Bryan will be four years conspicu
ous in the public eye, and against his
character, motives or private life no
suspicion of any kind has ever arisen.
No Machine Ilelilml Itlm.
"With no army of public officials
ready at 'his beck and call to control
the party machinery, with no govern
ment departments organized so as to
coerce corporations and financial inter
ests into contributing to his campaign
fund, his nomination has come as a
spontaneous response to the wish of
the great mass or his party, and repre
sents the aspirations and hopes of the
rank and file of democracy throughout
like Lender of Old.
"Like Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
Jackson, the great leaders of the dem-
oc.atic party in its early days, his pol
icies and political motives have been
bitterly assailed by the privileged in
terests whose supremacy Is dangerous
to the institutions of our country. Like
Jefferson and Jackson, he has repelled
all attacks made upon him. and he is
stronger today than ever before in the
affections of the people.
Iltn I'olit-ieit t'onxcrvative.
"Bryan does not stand for an attack
upon honestly acquired wealth. His
(election will restore
tion of the federal government to the
ideas of the fathers and assure to the
'country a safe, sound, stable, economi
cal and constitutional execution of the
Kern aimo i.amied
"No greater praise can be given to
1 Kern, and no less is his due, than to
'say he is in every way worthy to be
Bryan's associate on the national
The platform charges the republican
state administration with gross
nut tine Nnme Prefieiited.
On the call of the roll for nomina
tions for governor, the only name
placed before the delegates was that
of Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyve
sant Chanlcr, and his nomination was
made by acclamation
John A. Dix of Washington county
was nominated without opposition for
Secretary of State John S. Whalen,
Comptroller Martin B. Glynn, and
State Treasurer Julius Hauser were re
nominated by acclamation.
One llrenk in Program,
George M. Palmer was nominated
for attorney general. There came a
halt in the celerity with which the
slate of the leaders was being put
through when the office of state engin
eer and surveyor was reached. When
the conference candidate, Philip P
Farley of King's county, was placed in
nomination. Queens county offered
Leonard C. L. Smith in opposition
McCarren l Stirred.
Senator McCarren arose, as he said.
to resent the insult. He protested vi
orously against Farley's nomination
saying the Kings county organization
did not. want him and had no candi
date for any office. McCarren closed
with seconding the nomination of
Smith. Farley was nominated, 321
The convention adjourned without
day after Senator Gore of Oklahoma
made a brief address.
Connecticut Democrat Sleet.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 1C The dem
ocrats in state convention today nom
inated Judge A. Heaton Robertson of submits affidavits bearing out his state
New Haven for governor. The plat-
form adopted makes the candidacy on men,s' He Jn part'
the republican ticket of George L. Lil- Say " intruthful.
ley the leading issue of the campaign, "The truthfulness of W. J. Bryan is
endorses the nominations of Bryan never questioned by any nonest Ameri
and Kern and the principles adopted can. but as for myself, I happen to
at the democratic national convention,
WAY ELECTRIFY THE
Chicago, Sept.. 16. President Hara
han of the Illinois Central railroad an
nounced the directors at a. meetlne
at New York today authorized the full
and immediate investigation of the
question of electrifying the road's
terminals in Chicago. -
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 16. Tiie elec
tion board today canvassed the vote
of the primaries held Sept. 1 and de
clared A. C. Shallenberger the demo
cratic nominee for governor.
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LEWIS STUYVESANT CHANLER,
REST VAS EASY
Having Accomplished Renomi-
nation of Hughes. New York
G. O. P. Was at Peace.
WVTE ISSUES ARE IGNORED
Platform Makes It Appear That Na
tional Questions Are to Be Made
Basis of Campaign.
New York Republican Ticket.
For Governor. . .CHARLES R HUGHES
For Lieutenant Governor
. ... .UOItACiO WHITE
For Seewtary of State
SAMUEL S. KOKNIG
For Attorney General
EDWARD R. O M ALLEY
For Comptroller CHARLES II. OAFS
For Slate Engineer anil Surveyor
FRANK M. WILLIAMS
For State Treasurer .'.THOMAS 13. DUNN
For Associate Justice Court of Appeals
.x v. . .' ALBERT HAIGHT
Saratoga, X. Y., Sept. -1C The re
publicans of New York in state con
vention here yesterday nominated the
above ticket and adopted a platform
devoted chiefly to endorsement of the
national declaration of principles and
of the national nominees. Little atten
tion was given stale affairs and the en
dorsement of the present state admin
istration was brief and perfunctory.
After the renomination of Governor
Hughes was out of the way all was
smooth sailing on. the other offices, and
the slate was put through in short or
der. . .
Declaration of Policy.
The platform, as adopted unanimous
GOVERNOR HASKELL SAYS HEARST
HAS FALSIFIED AND HE CAN PROVE IT
Chicago, Sept. 1C. Governor Charles 1
Haskell of Oklahoma in a signed state
ment answered the charges today j
brought against him by William Ran
dolph Hearst on Labor day, that he
was "interested in the Standard Oil
company" and was an "enemy to la
bor." The statement was issued from
the democratic national headquarters
in the Auditorium Annex. Mr. Haskell
have a very good reason for question
ing any statement madeby Mr. Hearst.
"In recent speeches he has said that
I am 'interested in the ' Standard Oil
company and in representing it. The
fact is that -I never had a dollar's in
terest directly or indirectly in the
Standard Oil company, nor in any en
terprise of any character in which the
Standard Oil company was directly or
"Mr. Hearst says that I 'organized a
citizens alliance at Muskogee, Okla..
to fight union labor,' and that I am 'an
enemy of union labor,' As to the citi
zens' alliance, there is not one word
of truth in Mr." Hearst's statement. A
year ago last April and May, in the
- . state primary wherein I was nominated
'for "governor of Oklahoma, this same
NOMINATED BY DEMOCRATS.
ly, includes the following: . j
"The republican party of the state
of Xew York, in convention assem
bled, proud of its achievements and
promising every effort for still greater
accomplishments, declares as follows:
"We heartily ratify the ticket nom
inated by the republican national con
vention at Chicago, and subscribe to
the platform there adopted.
"We endorse the declarations of Wil
liam H. Taft and James S. Sherman in
accepting their respective nominations.
"We cordially approve the interpre
tation and fulfillment of promises made
in national platforms, by republican
congresses and by a matchless array of
republican presidents from Abraham
Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt. We re
affirm our allegiance to the principles
adopted in our state conventions and
applaud thTErsplendid work, accomplish
ed for the people in accordance there
with by republican governors, state
officers and legislators.
'"At this critical time in the commer
Icial and industrial development of the
I world, with a revision of our tariff and
our Dan king ana currency laws im
pending, we urge every believer in
sound money and in the American pol
icy of protection to the wage earner,'
the farmer, the manufacturer and the
mechanic to support the republican
candidates, who are pledged to sound
money and a protective tariff."
lliiKhea Appreciate Honor.
Rochester, N. sept. 10. "I am
deeply sensible of the honor conferreJ
upon me. I wish to express my appre
ciation of the confidence reposed in me
by the republican party."
Thus did Governor Hughes make his
first public statement after his notifi
cation of renomination for governor of
New York state last evening. Beyond
that, the governor would say nothing
.either as to his running mates on the
republican ticket or his policies for the
second term, should he be elected.
proposition was sprun
on me and
used at the campaign.
Itequetrl Invent ligation.
"I requested an Investigation by the
state executive board of the American
Federation of Labor. That board as
sembled at Muskogee, took sworn tes
timony, and found that there never
had been a citizens' alliance at Musko
gee,, and that the effort to form one
and fight union labor had been defeat
ed by my opposition to tt.
"Fam' sorry to "say I cannot arrive
at any conclusion other than that Mr.
Hearst has knowingly and deliberate
ly stated concerning me what he knew
was untruthful. ' I would expect him
to do the same, or even worse, con
cerning the candidate. .
Say Hvarxt I Fall of Mailer.
"I have no personal acquaintance
with Mr. Hearst, bnt have watched his
work for years.' He may have begun
his career with good intentions and an
unselfish purpose, but that day has evi
dently passed, and with his heart full
of malice and his brain full of blind
and . absurd ambitions, he has gone
forth to accomplish a selfish purpose.
He leads no political party. It is Hearst
or destruction With him.
"Now, let me "ask Mr. Hearst a ques
tion. Will he fell' the people as he
traverses -the country why he is all
talk and no action? The tolling mass-by a vote of 113 to 48. Efforts to In-j exporters the speculative wheat mar
es of the United States are tired of duce Secretary of : Agriculture " James 'Wet today made new high levels for
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CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, RENOMINATED BY REPUBLICANS.
Right Hand Man of Speaker
Cannon Seems to Have
Failed of Renomination.
"KILLED" OFF AT PRIMARIES
Adam Bede, the Humorist of the
House, Also Seems to Have Gene
to Doom in Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. 1C, Congress-
man James A. Tawney, oue of the lore
most of republican members of the
house, and the right hand man' of
Speaker Cannon, chairman of the ap
propriations committee, is apparently
defeated for tne renomination by a
small majority in the primaries held
yesterday. His opponent was Kant-
vold. The earliest returns show, sig
nificant majorities for Tawney's op
ponent. .1. Adam Bede, representative from
the Eighth district, who has been con
sidered one of the really strong repub
licans in congress, also seems to have
lost in the fight for the renomination
in his district. His opponent was C. B.
Tawney has been n congress 1C
years. Bede has been in congress six
Made Cannon the Issue.
The issue on which the opponents of
these two candidates made their fight
was Sneaker Joseph G. Cannon. The
fight was made on the ground that
these men were the adherents of
Speaker Cannon and aided him in his
fight against Roosevelt and the Roose
veltian policies in congress. The re
sult is significant. It presages the de'
feat of Cannon for the speakership in
the next congress, even if the republi
cans are in full control.
Letter llurtn Tawney.
The defeat of Tawney in his district
is believed to be due also to the stand
pat position on the tariff question..
A circular letter sent out by Secre
tary Codman of the Winona county re
publican committee, in which he scor
ed Mr. Tawney for his position on
many issues, may also have had con
siderable to do with the causing of Ms
defeat. . .
TO BEAT CUMMINS
Republican Standpatters of Iowa at
. Last Get Man to. Consent to !
Have His Name Used.' -
Des Moines, Sept. 10. Major John
F. Lacey was selected by, the stand
patters yesterday, as jheir ! cand.idat
for United States senator to, make, the
race against Governor Albert B. Cum.
mins. That was the outcome of an
all-day conference, during which the
names of many prominent "men were
under consideration..'. Interstate. Com
merce Commissioner Clir'c had strong
support and received a large vote, but
a letter which he liad written to Gov
emor Cummins recently, saying the
governor was entitled to the' senator-
ship helped the conference 'reach -'a
conclusion favorable' to Major: Lacey
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- i vviison, iormer uovernor iesne M.
j ouaw, voiigressmau vv 4iier ' i. aHmtt
and former Governor Frank D. Jack
son to allow their names to be used
TAFT TO SPEAK IN
NUMBER OF STATES
Decided That He Will Visit North
Central and Some of Western
Commonwealths on Tour.
Cincinnati, Sept. 16. Judge Taft's
western speaking trip is the subject
of a final conference today between
I ha candidate. National Chairman
Hitchcock, Senator Dixon Of Montana.
national uomnntteeman xagteand
Snator'-BamnSPP of Startle. '"Bftails
of the itinerary have been worked
out by Dixon after receiving general
suggestions from the committee. At
least one important speech will l)e
made by Taft in each of the following
states: Wisconsin. Minnesota, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa. Nebras
ka and possibly Colorado, Kansas, Mis-
ouri. He will be at Chicago Oct. 7.
RANK OF A NEGRO
Threw Match Into Spilled Powder and
Was One of the Six Who Were
Windsor, Mo., Sept. 16. Two addi
tional, deaths occurred today as a re
sult of the explosion of dynamite in
freight ear yesterday. This brings
the total death list up to nine. It is
believed the others injured will re
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 1C. Six persons
were killed and SO injured, four of
whom are not expected to live, as the
result of an explosion of a car of black
powder at Windsor, near, here, at
10:15 o'clock yesterday morning. The
explosion was caused by John Wes
ley, a negro, who thriw a lighted
match into' a pile of powder which
had spilled from a broken keg of the
explosive. For his prank Wesley paid
the- penalty with his life his body
bciiiK horribly mutilatod. Following
is a list of the dead
JOHN WESLEY.' negro who caused
JAMES M'CABE, brakeman, Se
dalia. Mo. v
ED DAVIS, negro.
Those injured and not expected to
: A. F. Hershberger, conductor; se
verely burned hands anl head,
i J. G. Hall, drayman, Windsor.
A. M atone, coal miner, Windsor.
Charles Walker, negro. Windsor.
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Private Bank Fails at Hoped ale.
r Bloomington, HL, Sept. 16. The fail
ure of the W. H. Schulte private bank
at Hopedale was announced at 11
o'clock last night by the trustees after
a. session lasting many hours to con
aider a course of action. Liabilities
are $7S,000. Schulte has turned over
all of his property, estimated to be
worth ?S4.000, to the trustees to sat
isfy the depositors. ,
t Wheat Touches New High Mark.
New ' York. Sent. 16. In resnonse
to tremendous sales to millers and
- . the, crop, touching 1.09 for Decern
wr at tne close. . -
IS WARMLY GREETED
6!g Meeting Planned for This
Evening in the Conven
New York. Sept 16. Bryan left
Weehawken, N. Y., thi3 morning In
his special car attached to the West
Shore for Rochester. He is scheduled
to reach the latter city at 6 this even-'
ing. En route he will make many briet '
stops and will have an exceedingly
busy day, the itinerary providing for
Bryan at Newburfth.
Newburgh, N. Y., Sept. 16. The
special train bearing Bryan to Roches
ter stopped at Newburgh five minutes
and Bryan addressed a crowd of about
1,500 people. Many tried to sjiake
hands with him and he received a
hearty greeting. He confined his re
marks to a comparison of platforms
of the democrats and republicans.
Not a Time to Be Seared.
Kingston, Sept. 16. Bryan in an ad
dress here before a large crowd warn
ed his hearers not to allow the re
publican leaders to scare them away
from the support of the, democratic
ticket by threats of a panic. He re
ferred to Taft as "Mr. Roosevelt's ap
pointee" and said the president's en
dosement of Taft "is an endorsement
of a political bankrupt against whom
you cannot collect even, if you tried." -Kant
and AVet Vnlted. .
Bryan expressed gratification that :
tne east" and west were this year
united and harmoniously fighting In
the defense of the democratic plat
formsfa. He closed by telling the-adtr-r;
ence that everywhere in the United .
States the trend is in favor of the
emocratic party and that in no state
in the union was the republican party,
gaining in either strength or votes.
There was but one explanation he said
That was the republican party bad
been weighed in the balance and
Democratic Idea Grotr.
Washington Park, N. J.. Sept 16. '.
My nomination for the third term af-
er two defeats with no president, to
help. me with his patronage has been
due to one thing alone, and that is the
growth of ideas for which I stand and
the conviction among the people that
am on their side." .
In these words Bryan yesterday ad-
ressmg a multitude or people at this
place, sounded the keynote of his first
peech to the voters of New Jersey
in the present campaign.
tiood For AY hole Country.
Coming directly to the issues of the
campaign, Bryan declared the period
had been reached in the history of the
democratic party "When the east and
west, north and south can unite upon
platform." ' .
He was, he said, as ready to defend
that platform in New Jersey as he was
n Nebraska, "For,"he said, "I believe
the measures which are outlined in the
platform are just as good . for the
masses east of the Alleghenles as they
are for the masses west of the AUe-
No Fear Now. , . .,
Bryan compared the difference .be
tween the conditions in 1896 and the
present time. "When I spoke in the
east' in 1896." he said, "I recognized
that there was intense opposition. I . '
recognized that there were people who J
feared that my election would be In
jurious to the country, and they com- .
municated that fear to those who j
worked for them. Today there Is no
such fear. . In 1896 there were peo
ple so alarmed at what, they thought
was a menace in my candidacy that
when the election was over honest and
religious men knelt down and thanked
God that the country had been saved." ;
He declared no such feeling could be ,
found today4 "There are," he said
"no people who are fearful of danger
in the case of my election,"
GET MANY SEAL POACHEFIS
Revenue Cutter Bear Captures ' Japa
Washington, Sept. 16. The depart-7
ment of justice is advised of the cap
ture of between 30 and 40 seal poach
ing Japanese and two schooners with
in the three miles limit oft St. Paul
Island. .The revenue cutter Bear cap
tured them after a chase. The men
were taken to Alaska and 'later. will"
be removed to Valdez for trlaL On '
one schooner were found several hun-
- dred skins and. on the smaller boat
skills with fresa blood.
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