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The Omaha Daily Bee
will Interest every woman who
likes good hcart-to-hcart talks
with other sympathetic women
Fair; Colder
VOL. XLIl-NO. 151.
This is Believed to Indicate that
There Will Be No Bar Among
the Powers.
lead of War Department and Chief
of General Staff Retire.
Entire Naval Force is Said to Be
Gathering at Fola.
Montenegrins Deride to DUrrgrnril
Armistice, Ovrltiu to Refusal of
OoTernor of Scutari to
nccocrnUr Truer.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.-7t was on the
assurance that there was no likelihood
of a war between the great powers of
Europe that New York bankers under
took the flotation of a 125,000,000 Austrian
loan In this country, as announced last
night nt Vienna. Kulin, Loeb & Co. today
Issued this statement:
"Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and the National
ity bank confirm that they had pur
chased, in conjunction with the Austrian
group. Including the Imperial Austrian
Postal Ravings bank, the firm of 8. M.
Von Rothschild, the Austrian Credit An
stalt and the Austrian Laendcrbank, $25,
000,000 ii per cent, one and one-halt and
two years' Imperial treasury notes.
"The contracting firms "nave been as
sured that the political situation is much
Improved and there Is no reason for ap
prehending1 warlike developments be
tween the great powers. The larger part
of the proceeds of the loan will not be
withdrawn until the middle of January,
Austria War Minister Ileslfcns.
VIENNA, Dec. 9. Important changes
have taken place In the Austro-Hun-garlan
war department. General Auffen
berg, the minister of war, resigned today.
General Krobatln, under-secretary In the
war office, has been appointed as his
General gchemura, chief of the general
itaff, who recently paid a significant visit
to Berlin and conferred with Count Von
Moltke, chief of the general staff of the
Jerman army, has also resigned. He Iibh
been succeeded by General Von Hoetzen
Jorf, who held the same post several
ears ago.
The Austrian government has negoti
ated with a syndicate' headed by the
Austrian postal savings bank, and includ
ing JvuhDI0li,&C9. and the National
'Ity bank of New "York, tor an Issue of
I'-j per oent treasury bonds to the" amount
of $25,000,000, which, will be taken at 07,
icdccninble at par at eighteen months
and two years.
The Hungarian finance minister has Is.
sued through the Hungarian credit bank
treasury bonds to the same amount and
under the same conditions. Both are
gold bonda.
It Is announced that the drelbund re
newal Is for six years, and that It would
have been renewed automatically for th
same period if no notice of expiration
had been given. This fact gives signifi
cance of the renewal of the compact nt
the moment of a serious International
Austrian I'lrrt AaiiemblliiK.
LONDON, Dec. 10. It was reported at
Paris today that the entire Austrian fleet
had concentrated at Pola, the chief naval
tatlon of AuHtro-Hungary. This and the
ministerial chances were among the in
teresting events in the war situation.
No explanation is yet forthcoming of
the sudden resignation or the Austro
Hungarian minister of war, General Auf
fenbers;. and the chief of general staff.
General Schemua. They havo said their
action was due to personal reasons but
coming at such n time as the present it
cannot be doubted that It will have a
wide political significance.
It had been expected that In event "f
war General Von Hoetzendorft would bi
appointed chief of staff and his appoint
ment now to succeed General 3chjmua
coupled with the nowa of the renewal cf
the drelbund and that Austria and Hun
gary have negotiated temporary loans
of $30.00,000 cannot but have a disquiet
ing effect on the International situation.
Turkish Kuvu) V limed.
announcement was made tonight that
Sellh Bey, minister of marine, fiechad
Pasha, minister of agriculture and Osman
NIzmal Pasha, ambassador to Germany
had been appointed plenipotentiaries to
the peace conference which will begin
at London December 13. The delegates,
will start for London tomorrow.
ArmlktlCK Disregarded.
CKTTINJE. Dec. 9. Owing to the
fusai of the governor of Scutari to rec
ognize the armistice the Montenegrins
have decided to disregard It. As a con
sequence hostilities were resumed today
ai Tarabosch, where the Turta were
repulsed with losses.
Two Fire In Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG, Man., Deo. S. Two fires
here lust night caused losses aggregating
$130.0110. The wholesale hardware house
of MacKeade Brothers and a tent fac
tory adjoining' were damaged tSO.000. A
short time before the building occupied
by the Saturday Evening Post waa
gutted by flames causing a loss of
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WASHINGTON. Dec to.-Representn-tattve
O'Shaughnessy arguing for an In
vestigation of the New Ilen-Urnt1
Trunk alleged traffic Oral, referred to J.
P. Morgan's recent visit to London as a
"striking coincidence of the changed at
titude of the Grand Trunk offlclnls." and
the cessation of work on the Southern
New England tallroad. which, he sntd,
had been looked upon to lie 'a real rival
of the New Haven line.
"tt Is time for a complete Investigation,
not only of the recent exhibition of iu
Ingrained anil vicious practice, but of all
the transactions on the part of this rail
road company (the New Haven) whlth
has given to the people the monstrosity
of a waterlogged corporation with a cor
responding diminution of effective public
service." declared lr. O'Shaughnessy, ad
dressing the house rules committee.
Sir. O'Shauglnessy declared the now
railroad "started Its work amid gene'ttl
rejoicing and the fond expectation that
t real rival had at last challenged the
monopolistic supremacy., of the New
I Haven load. '
"The diabolical hand of a monopoly
which brooks no Intel feronce, Is revealed
In an abandoned project on which $1,000,
000 had been spent nml for which a total
expenditure of H.000,000 had been con
tracted by way of damages, condemna
tion suits for Involved property und te
palrs." Mayor Fletcher of Providence told the
committee that the Now Haven contro"ed
all railroads and most of the electric
lines in Rhode Island. The people of
Providence, he said, had willingly per
mitted their city to be marred by the par
tial construction of the Southern New
Kngland load, believing they were to gain
railroad competition, only to have the
new line abandoned.
"Detailing appropriations nnd loans by
state and city aggregating millions of
dollars for piers nnd other facilities. Mr.
Fletcher said that unless the reported
merger was prevented all of the expenses
would redound to the benefit of one cor
poration. Barrett Says Toll
Charges for Panama
Canal Are Too High
ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. lO.-Diroctor John
Barrett of tnc Pan-American bureau ad
dressing the conference expressed the
opinion that President Tft had made a
great mistake in fixing canal tolls at the
high rate of J1.20 per ton.
Mr. Barrett declared the l'nlted States
would gain far more than It would lose
by exacting the minimum toll of 71 cents
a ton, which would permit sinall ship
owners to compete with large companies
by use pf tlia canal."
What the opqnlnp f-iBiifv transconti
nental railroad' "In " the "United. States
meant to the Pacific coast states,' tnc
opening of the Panama canal will mean
to the fertile Pacific cpast states of
youth and Central America, said Mr.
''It Is time now for the l'nlted States
to get ready for opening of the canal,"
he declared, "and to awaken to tho won
derful trade possibilities of the near fu
ture. The southern states occupy a par
ticularly advantageous position to reap
the benefits from the canal."
Mr. Barrett predicted that the canal
woujd bring the people of the United
States and Latin-America in such close
relations that In the event of the attack
from European powers "we would find
the Pan-American republics at our
"Bridgie" Webber
Amends Confession
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. "Bl Idgle" Web
ber, one of the four Informers whoso
testimony convicted Charles Becker and
the four gunmen of the murder of Her
man Rosenthal, returned from Havana
today and Issued a statement repudiating
In many respects the story he told on the
witness stand. Today lie said there wan
no plot to murder , Rosenthal. On tho
other handi he said the gunmen went to
the Hotel Metropole to frighten the gam
bler, but two of them got drunk and the
fatal shooting resulted.
Frank Moss, who conducted Webber's
examination on the stand, said he was
amazed at Webber's statement. "This
Is the first time I have ever heard of
such a story," said Mr. Moss. "If he
had said before the trial that he did not
know of any plot, of course we uould not
have called him as a witness."
Webber appeared nervous, but sold that
he had no fear for his life. He said he
never would havo confessed It Jack Ros
had not "squealed." He added that he
was haunted with the thought of the
four gtm men being In the death house
and was unable to sleep night.
'Rose," he said, "kept conning the
gun men along as to how strong Becker
was, with the idea of getting them keyed
up to 'throw a scare Into Herman." The
plan was to frighten Rosenthal so he
would not go to the district attorney.
Rose did say to the gun men. "Why, you
could croak Rosenthal anywhere and
Becker could fix It.' but that did not
mean that they should croak him. u
simply was meant to Impress on them
that Becker was so strong In the polite
department he could even square mur
Steamer and Twenty.
Men Are Lost at Sea
LOUISBITRG. C. B., Dec. 10,-The Brit
ish steamer Moilen. with a crew of
twenty men, Is thought to have been lost
In one of tho recent storms. No news of
the stoamer has been received since it left
Loulsburg November 5 with a cargo of
coal for Plaeentla, N. F
The Canadian government steamer Lady
Laurler has seaiched unsuccessfully the
waters between the Newfoundland coast
arid Nova Scotia and has icturned to port.
The Morion was built at Sunderland,
England, In 1909, and hailed from IJver-
pool Captain C M Rurrhess was itk
rnsnagmg owner ine siecnier rcgisi i,u ( aga in t. t i, H t (,i pr'o.e lt. j,a i ,n,,nvatlon wtlh the shore has been per
ISO tons. i receive his snar. f th-- estate ,niu. ih , rr
uni rti Tniinnn
President Frew of New YorK Clear
ing House Committee Closely
Examined in Hearing.
Cash Attracted to Metropolis When
Needed by Farmers.
Effect of Magnate's Activity is Basis
of Money Inquiry.
I'noriiioun Increase of llrpoallN Fol
low rlnrlnir Concern In Control
of Votlnn Trul Composed
of MorKiin'N Anioi'littm.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10,-The first tes
timony as to "concentration of mono
and credit" was heard today by the
house banking and currency committee
In Its Investigation of the money trust
W. I!. Frew, president of the Corn Ex
change bank of New York and chairmHn
of the New York clearing house com
mittee, occupied the stand throughout the
day, and wns put through a grilling ex
amination by Samuel Cnterm'yer, conn
sol for the committee.
Through Mr. Frew, Mr. Fntermyer put
Into the rocord evidence of trust agree
ments by which five men contiol two of'
New York's greatest financial lnstltu- I
Hons the Hankers' Trust company nnd
me utinrautce Trust company, with ag
gregate deposits of nearly JtOO.OxW.OuO. The
Bankers' Trust. Mr. Frew said, was con
trolled by H. P. Davidson, George B.
Case nnd Daniel G. Reld; the Guarantee
company by H. P. Davison. Geoige F
Baker and William P. Porter.
These men hold and vole the (-tuck of
the companies, excepj, enough to allow
a board of directors to iiuullfy. and un
der the trust ngi cements huve authority '
over the affairs of the companies, even
to the acquisition or merger of other In'i
stttutlons. j
'.Mr. rnteinieyer "iiso keciired from Mr.
Frew n description of the method byt
which mono- wus attracted to New York;,
when smalleountry nieichant and farm
ers demand funds for tho movliiK of!
crops or the Hccjiincdatloii of their'
mifclniHs nfldlis. Mr Frew said that i
the money was m-cdd on the New York !
stork ixchangc for rpc dilutive purposes: I
that country banks kepi large sums on
deposit in Now York, that thus the
I "liiimo" iliMiifiiwt t..i. iii,,,.., 1 -. ...
I strong, the New York price tor money
rose, ami the New York banks liiWder !
i to gain the big Interest charges putStheir j
money out on call louns on the
York stock exchange. All these loans
are bas,xUon atoek exchange collateral,
-Mr.- tJiitHrmey.1i elicited:- -'-
Mr. L'ntermeyer and the witness did
not get along well together toduy and
often the colloquy between tho two re
peated became heated.
"The Morgun Influence" In New York
banking fonned the basts for most of ; raid on ft house In the outskirts of Mem
tho day's Inv estigation. Mr. rntermeyev J ph (,,,, ..Kney.. ncrgeI)i lllevC(, ((J
t-vutadh M. ...Ill It, f.C-4. -.11. 1'lf.V IU Klllllll :
that the phciiomen il rise of the Uank-
erh Trust conipnnj deposits from $J,000,UO)
in 19W to MUS.OOO.OM at the present time,
was due to the Influence of .J. P. Morgan
& Co. '
Mr. Frew did not know Just what was
meant by a "Morgan Institution." lie ad-
mltted. however, that tin three men
who hold a voting trust that rules the
Hankers' Trust company were "assoel-
ated with Mr. Morgan.'' '
Mr. Fntermyer endeavored to bring out
r- -
that the merger of the Mercantile 'i rust
onipaiiy, which was controlled by the
Equitable Life Assurance company,, with
.,.., ,u w,b
materially to the deposits of the latter
was brought about through the "Morgan
Influence." Mr. Frew, ulthough h director
of the Bankers' company, suld he knew
nothing of the negotiations, which were
conducted entirely by the trustees.
Mr. Frew declared he "did not admit
(Continued on Pngo Ten.;
Denmark Suffragists
Want to Join Army as
vr j cti. j
IN lU SeS anU. OLeWai tlfi I
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 10.-
fight for the Introduction of military
service for women ts In contemplation by
the women of Denmark as a sequel to
their expected victory In the struggle for
woman'i suffrage.
The Danish Parliament, they bellve,
is almost certain to pavs the bill giving
women tho vote this winter, and many
women are beginning to ask what will
become of the organizations, which
formed for the purpose of seourinb' the
enfranchisement of women, have pro
vided many of them with Interesting und
sometimes lucrative positions.
Mrs. ICmma Gad, the well known suf
fragist and authoiesn, suggests a solu
tion of the difficulty by advising tlTem to
start a cumpalgn for the training of Dan
ish girls In nursing and commissariat
work. Shu argues that this Is the only
fair thing for women to do in fighting
for the vote, since men are compelled to
give military service for the rights which
they have long enjoyed.
-irs. tiad shdws from the conditions In
the Balkans how an efficient coips of
trained women could take care of the
nursing and provisioning of an army much
better than the work Is done at present.
She also explains that under such a sys
tem, and although never required In war,
the young woman possessing such train
ing would be far more efficient In house
hold duties
SALT LAKE CITY t'tah. Dec. 10.
Mntrlmony had a staunch friend In
,n,on rratt Arnold, a well-to-do street
railway official who died hero last week,
Not onl did Mr. Arnold leave two
widows, both wtdded to him before olyg.
nmr was interdicted h the Mormon
ihurch. but his will, probated toda pro.
that Ii'm son,
Frani U Arnold. (
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From the Minneapolis Journal.
'Kenney Bergen Killed in Battle
with Deteotives at Memphis.
'i.,"W,'K Tl""'' ' Krniili llolloiTtiy,
Who In AViuitril In Texna nnd
.Severnl Oilier Mfntes
FIjKTlit Is ?irctll'llTiir,
MKMPIIIP. Teiin., Dec. lO.-ln ft polled
;be a widely-known sufeblower, was klllr I
i ny cl,y "'ctlvc. r-rauk Jlollowny,
i kMOW" to ,he l)ollce authorities of the
i n,ll,,le vreHt nn" ""'ithwest as a robbir
inml swindler, and two other men anil i
j "efffen was killed after he had made
I spectacular escape. The detectives,
neavl'y armed, surrounded the house nnd
' captured other members of the party
I ",JIt trouble. But, Horgen. vowlnp he
would not be. taken alive, directed a
' Htcad' flre n' police, drove them back
ja few feet, then leaped from n garret
window. Surviving the thirty-five foot
...,,. .,..., nnnnrnt ,,,,. f,,p
jRot awny. A sort tlm flftrrwnrUi ow.
,m hB retllrneu to t. hollsf. n,tcc.
..,,,.,, (h ,,, nnH
j , tw st0, baU,F fo,(JwwI ,I(.rBen
j wn jed
i Ilnltl Carefully Planned.
i Chief of Detectives Roper planned the
raid yesterday. Today six detectives sur
rounded the 1kiu.' and one of them
j knocked at the front door. The woman.
; as. yet unidentified, appeared. She was
I seized before she could make an outcry.
: then the detectives softly enteied the
j house. They captured Tollwny and two
I of the men known at "Texas" Wallace
: Rn:
and Jack Monday without a fight.
Hewn, however, apparently having
taken warning when the detectives ap-
j peared at the hnuro. had armed himself
and the spectacular pistol battle and Ber-
gn's escape followed. Hollowny, who Is j
credlted with being the leader of the
gang, was arrested' In Chicago a few
months ago. and at that lime made al
leged confession implicating himself In
the robbery of the New Westminster. B.
C, bank, when a sum In excess of IliOO.OOO
was stolen, lie confessed, It is said, to
avoid being sent to Texas, where he was
wanted for safoblowlng. Hollowny, how
ever, was returned to Rusk. Tex., and
sentenced to seven years. In the peniten
tiary. After his conviction lie pleaded
Illness and while on his way to a hospital.
Jumped from a fast moving train and es
caped. Bergen is a native of Memphis. A
short time ago he was released from the
1-oulslnna state prison after serving two
years for house breaking.
The police late today announced tn
two men captuied In the Wilson street
house were "Country" Mitchell and John
McCoy, well known to police circles
throughout the country as safe blowers
and not "Tex" Wallace and Jack Mon
day. The two latter aie said to be hiding
In Memphis.
Unidentified Vessel
is Sunk by a Big
' British Battleship
DEVONPORT. Kngland. Dec. lO.-The
British battleship Centurion collled with
and sunk nn unidentified Steamer todny
; off this port. The bows of the battleship
j were damaged and it Is leturnlng to
The damage to the Centurion waa
rained by its anchors being driven
thr.i'.irn It bow. -The battlesMu has nr.
i Ved off Plymouth ."(find, but no com
Last Call.
Hastings Man Says
Harvester Combine
Threatened Him
tST. PAUJ., Dec. 10.-a. .1 ,lone. mem.
hjr'pf-a'n Implomeiil flnn at Hastings
Neb., testified In tU? government's suit
ngalnst tho Interna tloiinl Harvester Com
pany today tliat his firm had beeii qiinl- I
Ing twine to the trade at 11 cents and
that tho company's, Rcturnl a:nt ob
jected to the price. Insisting that It be
put back to 12 cent, or that he (the
general aginD would place on sale two
carloads of twine tit Hastings. Mr. Jones
declared that his firm's answer was:
"Clo to It."
Fred V. Dale of Mlnot. N. D dclared
hn had handled Keystone and Minnto
blndera In 1S0.1-1KM. supposing them In
dependent of the trust nnd that the In
ternational forced Its new lines on him,
using ns a threat tho Htntoment Hint he
would loso the International agency. I In
declared that this did happen a few
weeks later, the business going to a
B. A. Patterson of Clyde Kan., also was
a witness.
Husband Murdered , .
By Wife's Brother :
For Abusing eHr
William, Howard. ,110 Decatur street,
was shot and killed utmost Instantly early
Inst nlglit, when he went to Ills rome
drunk and began to abuse his wife, Mrs.
Alice lldward. The shooting was donn
by Charles Waduni. a borther of Mrs.
Howard, wlio lives- In the same home.
Wadum admitted he killed Howard, but
refused to make liny further statement.
He willingly accompanied the police to
Jail. Wadum Is a piofeslonal musician,
playing at times with several oichestras
1,1 Omahn llownrd was In the blislness of
operating lunch stands at carnivals and
stjeet falls.
Cm-man Klsei. h nephew of .Wadunj,
told the pollco the story of the.shotlng.
He said Howard struck Wadum When
the latter remonstrated with 'him for
abusing his wife. Wadum then diew a
revolver and fired.
Boy Killed by Los !
Angeles Policeman
133 ANOEI,Kf. Cal . Dec. 10.-A police,
man's mistake cost the life of Elmer I-Mii-negan,
a high school boy. here late yes
terday. He waa shot and killed by Pntrol
mnn Hoffman as he fled from a garage
where he and another had stopped to
play a prank on the proprietor.
The boys entered the garage and de
manded that they be permitted to exam
Inn an automobile, saving thev were
tectlves. As the boys inn. Patrolmen
Hoffmun appeared and opened fire on
Flnnegan i struck iu the head an
died an hour later, lie was 17 years old.
Patrolman Hoffman said he had aimed
into the all, hut stumbled as he fired.
CERBBRE, France, Dec. 10. A
anil wife living In the village of Oave. in
Catalonia, wero vrsterday caught In tho
not of gouging out thu eyes of their j
t-year-old child with the object of leti-
derlng It more pitiable and thus able to CHR'AUO. Dec. 10. Having discovering
obtain as a beggar more sympathy from that It costs the county ngont nt Ken
the public Tho other Inhabitants of the Islngton StSO a month In salaries, rent and
lllae were attiactol by the child's ' Incidentals to iHspento charity and relief
ecreams and when they a til veil on the '
s"ene found that It had already been
blinded and otherwise ini'tilnted, The
man and woman were in-rested.
Case Against South Omaha Chief of
Polioe Called at Wahoo.
Hruulnr J'nnrl I K.iliniiMed und
TMity Tnlramtn ("iillril, from
Wham Jnrhra Are Chnscn to
Try airrlln of '('.
WAlldO, Nf),., Off. ltl.-Hpeclal Tele
gram. )A Jury was selected lust night to
try Chler of Police John llilggs of Hoilth
Omahn on the charge of shooting young
Hoy llliint, the faiuier. killed In the
hose or the escaped penitentiary bundits
I;tt March.
The legulnr pmicl was exhausted at
noon and the sheriff wns Instructed to
bring to the court twenty additional tales
met). . Tho majority of the Jury selected
uro fBiineiN.
The couit room was crowded this morn
ing when the trial was resumed. At
torney Ileglcy In his opening stnteinent
SHld the state would prove llrlggs and
others shot after being warned by Blum's
brothers not to do so. lie uld It will
show tho second shot wns filed by llrleirs
nnd that wa.the bullet that' killed Blunt.
.Mr. Murphj outlined th. case for the
defense, lie su the evidence will show
how dungeroiis weie these criminals. Ho
called them "human devils covered with
blood." The defense will show that when
the convicts were called upon to surren
der they put up their hnndj and when
the office! s got nearer they 'were Imme
diately fired' upon. IlrlgB hud not
thought of ' reward and that no bullet
fired by' Brlrgs entered tho body of
Witnesses were all excluded from the
court room except James Blunt and Mrs.
Roy Blunt, widow of the deceased.
Dr. John A. Peters of Rprlngfleld. was
the first state witness and described the
course of the bullet. Its size, etc.
I.lojd Blunt, a brother, was put on the
stand and told of the convicts coming to
the house and demanding breakfast and
ordering Blunt to hitch up to drive to
Albright He exhibited the coat and
trousers worn by Blunt nt the time of
his death Admission of this wns objected
to by Attorney Murphy, but was over
ruled Cudahy Children
Returned to Parents
KANSAS C1TV, Mo.. Dec. 10-After
being legally separated from their par
ents for nearly three 'years the four chil
dren of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. P. Curtshy weie
turiied over to them formally today by an
order of Judge JJIover In the circuit court.
. Litigation concerning the Cudahy chll
dien ha been In the couits most of tin
time since they were given Into the charge
I f the grandmother. Mrs. Mlchuel Cudahy
! of '"''' I'M- following a fight be-
iween .ir. i uoauy anu jrre m. Mills, a
Kansas City banker. In the Cudahy home
here three vears s.ko. which resulted ill
a divorce for the Cudjihys. Mrs. Cudahy
had been allowed to visit her children ut
stated Interval.
.Several months ago Mr. and Mrs. Cud
ahy were remarried quietly here and
since then have redoubled their efforts
Pt "" thelr cl'"dren'
to the e tent of I1S0 a month, Alexander
A McCounlck newly lu.talled president
of the cuuntv
board, lodav abolished
that office
Opens Address to Chicago Meetinj,
by Thanking Perkins and
Flynn for Subscriptions,
No Deal Will Be Made with Any
i Other Organization.
Party Shonld Defend Editors Who
Printed His Telegram.
No Miin Mlionlil Join Party with
Kipectntion of tirttliinr Smue
tlilnR for Himself llrtmli
llrnna Cnlleil Thieve.
CHICAGO. Dec. 10. Colonel Roosevell
making his "keynote" speech nt the open
Ing of the progressive party conference
In the In3alle hotel auditorium here to.
dny, personally thnnked the men who
"so generously cojne forward with their1
subscriptions when there .wan no definite
plsn for obtaining finances." To glvei
emphasis to his expressed gratitude, the,
colonel walked to tho front of the plat
form and pointed at William Fllnn ot
Pennsylvania, Frank A. Munsey, George
W. Perkins nnd C. S. Bird. Calling each
by name, he continued:
"I not only want to thnnk you, but t
ay that I hnve been happy to be rs
soclnted with you. 1 wnnt to say thatl
there hns been no more disinterested!
progressives than yourselves. Nobody
will ever hnvo to Investigate mo to lennii
thnt I knew of these contributions and
wns very much obliged for them."
An outburst of cheers followed this dU'
gresslon from his main npcech.
Even the aisles and other standing room
wns filled when the conference was called,
to order.
Criticises Idnlio Court.
Colonel Roosevelt reprinted and empliu.
sized hU criticism of the act of the su
preme court ot lilnho In ruling progress
slve electors from the ballot In the No.
vomher election.
Not to have criticised the decision, fot
which snvernl Bnlso editors who quoted
the colonel's strictures, have been cited
for contempt, would have been cowardly
the bull moose lender asserted.
"The Boise Capital-News," said Colo
nel Roosevelt, "was the only paper that
had the oournge to criticise file decision.
I hold that It would hnve been cownrdly
not to have criticised such an outrogeoiH
decree, Tho most, severe criticism th'
paper contained, however,' wa In a tcl
gram from me. I did not make It half
strong enough; It was much wurse than
the ordinary bud decision. I hold that
the decision 'wns outrageous, and it wnsf
the duty of every honest cltlaen to pro
test ngntnst It and to denounce It In
ntrotigest terms. Now the court hns cited
lihllsher Hhcrldnn and other editors for
contempt. The court hns It within Itn
power by Inflicting n sufficiently heavy
fine tn ruin the only, paper In Idaho with
the strength to hold out ngalnst It.
"I advocate that tho progressive party
pay any fine that may bo Inflicted, anil
thnt we send tho hest lawyers obtainable!
to Idaho tn fight the case and give It thn
widest publicity. The action of the Idaho
court Is not only ngalnst the people of
lilahp. but ngnlnst tho whole citizenship
of the United fitntes, and the pcopln
should use every effort to combat th
"It Is to prevent Jus't such outrages thnt
the progressive party advocates the recall
of Judicial decisions."
' Idnlio. Man Talks.
Colonel Roosevelt concluded his addres
amid tumultous cheers in the midst of'
which arose the cry: "it's hear from
In rewonse J. H. Gibson of Caldwell.
In thnt state, rose and Inspired further
cheering when he said: "The supreme"
court of Idaho Instead, of being In position
to cite odltors for contempt, should bei
wearing stripes."
William Allen White of Kansas, the
next speaker, adhered to the theme of'
court crltlclsm-wlth respect to the defeat
for governor ot Kansas of Arthur Cap
per, who lost by twenty-nine votea, Hn,
declared that there were 5,000 votes cast
which never were counted, but that de
spite this "the Kansas court declined to
permit a recount."
"You will he cited for contempt," cried
some one In the audience.
"That's all right," answered the
speaker; "I always Bald that the fur of a
Jack rabbit should be substituted for the
Jane Addams recommended educational
bureaus as n part of the progressive
propaganda and Dr. Walter Weyl ot
New York told how the Liberals in Eng
land nnd the Soclnl Democrats raised
campnlgn funds.
ontcriittilnlra Pronressl ve.
Addressing the progressive national
committee and other leaders, M.r Roose
velt congratulated them on what had been
accomplished In the short time-since tha
party was organized and gave hone for
the future. He did not refer to the out
come of the campaign, but dwelt brlefly
oii the action of the Chicago conven
tion. llepiihllenno Cnlled Thieves.
He said In part:
"In this brief campaign we have over
thrown the powerful and corrupt machine
that betrayed and strangled the repub
lican party. Some day the honest men and
women who make up the rank and file
of the republican party will realise the
full Iniquity of which the men wero
guilty, who In the republican convention
of June last, by deliberate political theft
wrenched the control of the party from
the people, made It the party ot re
action and gave it into the absolute con
trol of the bosses,
"The men who took part in. profited
by, or condoned and endorsed the theft
of the Chicago convention, should neer
again be trusted by men who believe in
"We stand for even principle set forth
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