The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 26, 1908 Page: 1 of 48
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HOUSTON. TEXA8.-SUKDAY JULY 26 1908.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
A HEAVY VOTE CAST
RETURNS ARE SLOW
Figures at Hand Show That Campbell Will
Again Be Governor.
NORMAN E. MACK
IS TO-BE CHAIRMAN
Buffalo Publisher Is Chosen to Manage th
Campaign for National Democracy.
THE HOUTOM POST.
Is Indicated but Returns Are
Not Very FulL
WYNNE IS IN THE LEAD
Over Davidson aod Probability Is
He Will Stay there.
COLQUITT FOR COMMISSIONER
Was Never in Danger and Had a
Walkover Stephens Appears
to Be the Choice for
The vcte cat In Saturday primaries
was heavy all ovar the State and the re-
turns have been correspondingly slow.
The ticket w.is so long that th" election
officers have not been ablo to handle. It
with dispatch and It will he two or thrr-a
days before the result Is fully known. In
porno of the mors clo3--ly contested races
It may be that a longer lime must elapse
before all doubt la removed.
So far as the returns have been re-
ceived all sections of the Dtate are rep-
resented. Campbell Is safely ahead of
Williams by two to one. and It Is quite
likely that this lead will be maintained
at the end. Anderson county Is very
strongly for Campbell while the count In
Hopkins gives Campbell 796 to 1380 for
Wynne Is lending Davidson but the
race appears closer than had been an-
ticipated. The returns from North Texas
steedlly add to the Wynne flsrures. though
Davidson's vote hns not been confined to
Boutn Texas nor 111 Wynne fall to cast
a heavy vote In the southern portion of
Submission appears to have carried by
ii ynioll margatn that grows steadily with
the North Texas vote. The majority for
l' n option Is large. Indicating that many
icters cast their ballots for both submis-
sion and for local option though the ad-
vice of the submisalonlsts to scratch the
local option proposition resulted In a
lighter vote for local option than for sub-
mhs'on. Th" returns on the race for comptroller
cr by no means so f Ml as on the con-
testy where there wns mor.- public Inter-
est .md the result Is In doubt with the
e: am-es favoring Stephens Incumbent'
who was materially aided hy the number
Colquitt Is easily re-elected railroad
Kciurns from 161
Ci labulati in glvr
i.-t.mst 1 Coi-
rs. Inst 3G5H The I
precincts Included In
for submission 16.5C3
local option 10.536.
tor returns not tabu
late! ran In uhout the same proportion.
l.i ?'-H returns on il.e r.ice for attorney
general some of them not bring Included
In ti e taljuhiil n Wynne loceived M.SW
m! liavldson :'6.0S.
The figures from 21S precincts tabulated
give Campbell 353'i and Williams 13.&01.
A CAMPBELL STATEMENT.
Looks Very Good to the Governor's
(Hoi mm 1'ost Sfe.l if )
DALLAS. T ins. July 26 -At Campbell
l.euiluuartcs the following siat.nier.l was
given out tonight
Iteturns received up to 10 .30 Indicate as
follows: That ("ampin 11 has carried
Lamar county by at least IiXn majority.
Fannin county bj at least TOO. Denton
county by 310. Hill county by lio. John-
eon county by Hot); K'.lls county by 1.00;
Uciar county by lnuo. K.i.kvnll by Wo;
'lravls by lito K.lls by s). Ai.dersou by
iOUU Walker by 8m Camp by 2ji Coryell
by :;00. Hopkins county has probably
gone for Williams by a sinull majority.
Dallas county seems to have gone for
Williams by from 1000 to l.ro0 majority.
Campbell's majority In the Stale seems
certain to he not less than 75.000. In all
probability It will rea. h lOO.uOO.
A notable featuie of the returns Is that
Cumpbell seems to have carried every
county by large majorities where Hon.
it. K. L. Knight of liallau made speeches
The north box at Cumby where H It.
Williams resides is reported to have gone
The following telegram was received to-
night from Hlllshoro
"Campbell will cany Mill counlv by
1500. If Knight had made one more speech
here Campbell would have carried It oy
S000. W. A. Fields.''
Seven Dallas boxes. Incomplete show
Campbell 772 Williams CI
TARRANT COUNTY RETURNS.
Wynne Has Carried Home County
by Big; Majority.
Houston Pott SpectoJ.)
FORT WORTH Texas. July III. rartlal
returns up to midnight from fifteen of
Tarrnnt county's fifty-three boxes give
Campbell 1227 Wllllnine S7. Wynne S90
jyevidsnn 492. For submission 601.
Governor Campbell Is polling strong In
the city and Is almost a t to 1 favorite
In this county.
Returns from the hea y county boxes
yet to oome In will. It Is thought swell
Colonel Wynne's majority very much.
The. city Is showing up comparatively
string against the submission of the pro-
hibition question but some of the coun-
try boxes are strongly In favor of suh-
(Contlnued on Page Tour.)
INDEX TO THE POST
( Associate i Press Report.)
WASHINGTON July 26. East Texas and
Lou i nana Showers Sunday and Monday fresh
Wert Texas and New Mexico Fair in soutri-
showers in north portion Sunday and Monday.
Oklahoma and Arkanaa--Local raina bun-
day and Monday.
1 Norman E. Mack is to be chairman.
A heavy vote cart.
Return are alow.
8 Beaumunt news
T legTsphic niws.
4 Election news.
B New cotton crop moving.
6 Election news.
T Election news.
8 Telegraphic new s.
Hearst back home.
10 Is the price too great asks Germany.
Gambling by women.
1 1 Railroad news.
13 Epworth by the Sea.
14 On auditorium.
The Beautiful Baby ContekL
15 Local news.
10 More factories report big growtli in trade.
17 Ixral news.
18 The famous turf plungers.
Spurious coin a lure.
IB Baseball news.
30 Automobile news.
SI Olympic game.
S3 Commercial news.
33 Commercial news.
Forecasts by Foster.
34 I .oca I news.
Vi Foreign news by cable.
21 Houston society news.
37 'fVte;a-tetc with the musicians.
Gossip of the Corridors.
The Pa rart a pliers' Trust.
Tampering with Trifles.
SO Foreign news by special cable.
50 Society news from Texas towns.
51 Society news from Tcxtf towns
S3 Texas summer resorts
S3 Tcxana in Colorado.
The Heavens in August.
34 Houston society news.
30 Want ads.
37 Want a.!s.
88 Wsnt ads.
30 Confusion in postoffice names.
40 L'uiversity of Texas.
HOlSTON POST MAGAZINE.
Mooney Migglra. Comic.
For the tome dressmaker.
A Modern Tournament. A story.
Some clever short stories.
Rare flies of Texas.
The Post literary review.
"l"nil" Iveinti" from the pulpit.
A veteran of three wars.
Mme. D'Arcy's t-auty page.
Important pair of Inxits.
Jennirs Bi' tlui Lick. Comic.
Tn-le Ned. C "ic.
Inquisitive nice. Comic.
Pinkie Pi im. Comic.
To Organize Liht States.
tAMSOCUttrd Press Rtfori.)
CHICAGO July to.- As the result of
tlio republican conference here today
whlth was called! f y Frank Hitchcock
chairman of the National commit (ee
lit aduu.irterp will bo eHtahMitl.e 1 Imme-
diately In eight Stales r.ml act iv cum-lalKnir-K
fur Taft nml Sherman begun
long Jofore the States ordinarily take
up woik. The States taking part In The
cuii fere nee were I Ulnota. Indiana. Ken-
tucky. Missouri. Michigan. Minnesota and
Tim meeting was one of the most en-
thusiastic yet held by Mr Hitchcock
although at the outset the men were less
receptiv e i nan were the repi eseiuatives
cf the States In the far West who met
early in the week lit Colorado Springs.
Is Summoned to Fairview.
( A u (t'l.nVJ l'rss Rrfort )
8T. PAVL. Ju!y ?!"- -Governor John A
Johnson of M Inntpota today received a
personal lettei from W. J. itryan. tlcmo-
cratlo candidate for the presidency re-
qufMtln hN early pTsence a I'alrvlew.
nd asktvl hlin when he could le nvall-
ahlo for ?penklnK purposes Governor
Johnson is not In the city being; out on a
lecture tour hut the contents of Mr.
liryan's lelter were wired him. It Is ex-
pected that on Its receipt Governor John-
fon wli: go direct to Lincoln. In the ab-
sence of Governor Johnson the text of
the letter was not given out.
Ancient Order of Hibernians.
(.-I ire Press Rtor1.)
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind July a. The an-
nual convention of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians today made some minor
changes in tho t onstltutlon one of which
excluded ex National ofllcets from the N
Hon at convention. unlea elected as dele-
gates. The con vent Ion adjourn rM sine
die after selei ting l'ort!and. Ore. as the
place for ti e next biennial convention.
Governor Takes a Hand.
(A mutated Press Report.)
OUTHRIK. Okla. July ?r -Governor C.
N. Haskell .today filed n motion In th
county dlstrh t (H)urt here on behalf of
the State of Oklahoma asking the court
to dismiss the suit brought recently by
Charles West attorney general of Okla-
homa to restrain the Prairie OH and Gas
company from laying oil plp n public
Approves the Diimissal.
4g$sHated Prise ftepott
OTBTKR BAT. N. T.. July 25. -Prtnlddht
Rooaevalt ha approved the dlnmlassal
from the military academy at West Point
of the eight cadets who were found guilty
of hating under-ol&oamen.
TO DETHRONE SHAH
IS THE LATEST ANTI-ROYALIST
PLOT IS PERSIA.
Second Brother of the Ruler Makes
Unsuccessful Effort to Go From
Prison to Brother's Throne.
(Auociatti Prts$ Rtport.)
TEHERAN July X. Abdul Fttb Ml
the second broth r at the ah ah. who ha
bwn kopt a prisoner In one of the eub-
urban palaces made an unsuccessful at-
tempt at escape a few days to. Fol-
lowing this failure was transferred to a
It is understood that his effort to ret
awar was part of the latest antl-royallst
plot to dethrone the shah aod proclaim
Ahdul his successor. Abdul led the insur-
rection of 1W)7 at Zorlstan where he was
governor Colonel l.lakhoff has asked the
!.nli to relieve him of his duties as mili-
tary Rovernor of Teheran because of the
Increasing popular apathy against Rua-
hlttns. Mlrza Admed. the editor of a liberal pa-
per has been Impaled for his political
TROOPS TO GO TO TABRIZ.
Shah Sends Reinforcements Because
of Bad Newt.
(Associated Press Report.)
PKRLIN. July 2f -The Lokal Anzelger
today publishes a dispatch from Its Hehe-
rsn correspondent who says that owing
to the receipt of bad news from Tabrlm.
the shah has (riven orders that a moun-
tnln l attery " two' regiments of Infan-
try be sent from here tc that town. Fur-
ther reinforcements will be dispatched
It Is reported that the government
troops are hort of ammunition.
Another fortl'led camp has been formed
north of Teheran to protect the city
against the rebels who are said to bo
niarchlriR in this direction.
WALKER PLEADS GUILTY.
Is to Serve Sentence for Looting
(Asioria'e.i Pitts Report.)
HAKTFOKD. Coon.. July -WilllarH
F. W.ilk r charged with looting the Sav-
ings Hank of New Itntaln of more than
1500.000 worth of securities pleaded guilty
on four counts of the Indictment In the
superior court tida . Ho was sentence!
to not less than one year nor more than
five yojirs on the first count and not moro
than five years on euch of the three other
counts rnteucen. to take effect on tho
expiration of each previous sentence un-
der the i i il' tei minute sentence. Thl
will make the penalty not more than
t went y ears
An oflhin! Interpretation of the sentence
is that It Is fron. one to twenty years.
Walker Is understood to have made f
complete confession which embraces tho
statement that hariwrs in New York.
In whi-se hands he was at the time sent
tho dispulch In 1VI ; nary. 1907 which
made it appear that he had been killed
by the cars there.
Warrant for Embezzlement
( AssOi toted Preu tfepvrt.)
'CLEVELAND. Ohio. July 2S A war-
rant was issued today for the arrest of
L V Unixelle. seci etar -treasurer of
the Farmers and Merchants' Banking
company which recently clsed Its door.
Oatfeile Is charged with embesslnment of
SI7.k of the bank's funds It Is report-
ed the assignees found the assets of the
bank Impaired to the exlent of $JO000O.
GIVES HEE A LIFE TEEM.
Mrs. Morrow to Hetain the Postof-
fioe at Abilene.
WASHINGTON. July -Mrs. M. W.
Morrow- will not be removed from the po-
sition of postmaster of Abilene Home
time ago the postmaster general aked for
the resignation of Mrs. Morrow who la
a daughter of 8am Houston. Represen-
tative 8mlth brought the matter to the
attention of the President with the result
that the latter directed she be allowed to
remain In office as long as she lived It'
she choae. The place yields an Income of
ssooo a year.
-New York World.
PERFECTLY CORKING TIME.
KILLS HER HUSBAND
IN DEFENSE 07 HER LIFE MRS.
FANNIE DTTHCAN SHOOTS.
While Intoxicated He Had Forced
Liquor on a Helpless Babe As-
saults His Wife.
(Houttm Put Special )
KUJIN Texas July Sf. Vour mUaa
south at Btgto oa the M9014 plantation
Mrs. Fannie Moon Donoaa shot and killed
her husband A. D. Duncan.
Early yesterday morning a family quar-
rel had been Indulged In. when Mr. Dun-
can left home with a wagon and team
and took the little baby girl saying he
would leave and never oome back. On
his arrival In Elgin he Imbibed very freo-
ly and was soon In a wild drunken ptate
and while In this condition took the help-
less little baby girl of probably U months
r 2 years of age and made It helpless-
ly drunk and proceeded to go home
seemingly dellfchted with the drunken
condition of the babe.
On his arrival home he began cursing
and abusing Mrs. Duncan who was great-
ly alarmed over the condition of the
child and he then struck the mother and
grabbed her by the hair of the head and
was dragging her out In the lull where
he kept his rifle and with language too
terrible to repeat Informed her he was
going to kill her. As he dragged the
woman through her bedroom she man-
aged to get hold of a pistol that was
under the pillow of her bed and in self-
defense shot the man twice but only one
bullet took effect entering Just beneath
the shoulder passing out through the
neck In front.
A physician was summoned but beore
Dr. Woods could resch the scene of the
terrible tragedy the patient was In a
dying condition from loss of blood and
only lived a short while.
A few years past Dose Moon father of
Mrs. Duncan ahot and killed himself
with a pistol that he had owned for
many years. He was greatly attached
to the weapon and It was this same pistol
that Mrs. Duncan secured with whloh she
protected l.er own Ufa but took the life
of her hunbail. A. D. Duncan. Mra.
Duncan had kept the pistol because of
her father's attachment to it.
Mr. Duncan was about 28 years of age.
and had lived here for the past few
years. He came to Elgin with a crew of
linemen who were working for the South-
western Telegraph and Telephone com-
pany and It was then he met and mar
ried Miss Moon Ho was a hard working
man mil was given 10 aissipation. but
after marriage seemingly was trying to
cut loose from his old habits.
WIRELESS NEWS OF THE FLEET.
Weather Is Pleasant Flagship Will
Be in Cable Communication.
(.JicV-i.iI. Prtu Report )
ON BOARD V 8. S. CONNECTICUT
by wireless. July The poettlon of the
fleet at 8 p. m Friday was U degrees
minutes west longitude IS degrees and 23
minutes north latitude at a distance ot
SIO allies from IL.nfcluIu. The weather Is
warm with a 111 derate sea running and
occasional wind .jiialla.
The flagship lt night received dis-
patches from the Olaoier by wireless The
Glacier was thru 10M miles from the fleet
toward eueva Wireless messages were
also exchanged with the Yankton. 1087
miles distant In the direction of Samoa
The fleet will he In communication with
ports where . able stations are located
probably every night during the voyage
U Auckland ccept July R to SO.
Held for Orand Larceny.
(tn. . uittd Pnu Rtpon.)
LONDON". J"!y J6. Nlcaolaua Klnso-
wane who Is wanted in Pennsylvania for
grajid larcenj . has been arrested In Liv-
erpool. In the Row Street poltoe court
teday he wu remanded for a week to
await the arrtMl of the papers necessary
tor ht extradition.
IN THE MIDDLE WEST
CAMPAIGN FOB THE HOUSE CON-
TROL TO BE MADE.
Bepresentatire MoXinley Is to Be
the Congressional Committee
(H outturn Petf Sfrial.)
WASHINGTON July II VThera is
strong plausibility In a campaign tip just
started. It Is that Representative Hher-
man. the Chicago nominee of rice presi-
dent who Is chairman of th repdblloan
congressional committee. Is to be suc-
ceeded by William Brown MeKlnley as
the head of the oommtttee for the com-
ing congressional contest. MeKlnley who
waa the financier of the Cannon boom
for president. It a multi millionaire inter-
urban street railway owner being promi-
nently Interested in nearly all the lnter-
urban connections of the Middle Weat.
An effort was made to get him con-
cerned In the National committee but he
demurred. He has. It Is said yielded t
Importunities to take the chairmanship
of the congressional committee especially
since It has ben bruited about that there
is to he opposition among the republicans
to his friend. Joe Cannon.
Representative Loudenslager of New
Jersey who has for some years been the
aecretary of the committee aeptred to be
Its chairman but he haa been turned
down for the Illinois man. This Is more
of the cumulative evidence that the real
strateglo battleground is to be the Middle
We In the struggle for the control of
the house ss well as for the presidential
It 'ooka as though the fight for the
house will on both sides be mad more
Independent than ever of the camjalgn
for presidential tickets.
KEES HEE SON BTJBN TO DEATH.
Frantio Mother Tries to Bush Into
(Aitociolrd Prtss Report.)
CHICAGO. July IS. Mrs. Maria Rosa of
Lake Bluff saw her S-year-old eon burned
to death yesterday In a fire which de-
stroyed her horn a The frantlo mother
struggled with the volunteer firemen In
an effort to rush into the house to save
her child from the flames.
Mrs. Ross had been praying at a little
altar In a bedroom. By her side waa her
son Peter. A short time later she left
the house to visit a neighbor leaving the
boy In the room. On each side ot the
altar was a burning candle and It is sup-
P seil the boy started the blase while
playing with them.
Half an hour later the woman started
to return home and saw that the building
was In flames. Running toward the house
she could see her child enveloped In
flames screaming from a front window.
Just as Mrs Rosa reached the house a
squad of volunteer firemen arrived. They
caught her ss she was about to rush Into
When the firemen entered the room oc-
cupied by the boy he was dead.
CROSSES THE GERMAN BORDER.
American Thomas Car Has Entered
the Kaiser's Empire.
(AuoctottA Prett Reptrt.)
KTDTKUHENKN. Rest Prussia. July
28 The American' Thomns cnr In the
New York to Parts race crossed tic dor-
man border at this place shortly after
6 o'clock tonight.
(Afritled Prett Re fort.)
PARIS. July SS. The committee In t lie
'round-the-world race has deolde.1 that
although the German car lias now com-
pleted the circuit as It started front
Ilerlln It can not yet be classed be-
cause It was taken on a trsln across tho
Rockies and did not cross Japan being
shipped direct from Seattle to Vladi-
vostok In order to effect repairs. The
American and Italian cars must reach
New York and Parts ss the respective
stsrtlng points In order to complete the
journey around the warld.
DUTCH IS EXPELLED
NETHERLANDS MINISTER MUST
LEAVE VENEZUELA AT ONCE.
(President Castro Is Responsible for
Expulsion Boat Leaves to
Take Him Off.
(Associated Press Report.)
WII.LEMBTADT July 25 The Dutch
cruiser Gehlerland leit the island of
Aruba yesterday at noon for Porto Ca-
bello where she probably will take on
board M. Dereus the minister of the
Netherlands who has been expelled by
Associated Prtst Report.)
AMSTERDAM July 26. -The Oelderland.
which Is stationed in the West Indies haa
been ordered to take on board Minister
Dereus. No measure against Venesuela
has yet been announced by the govern-
The council of ministers today discussed
the Venexuclan questions and 'the news-
papers foresee the possibility of a naval
demonstration in view of President Cas-
tro's attitude regarding the points at is-
sue between the two countries. The sit
uatitfn is now accentuated by the expul-
sion of the Dutch minister or personal
IS EXONERATED BY THE JURY.
Bedridden Invalid Kills Han Who
Despoils His Home.
(Associated Prist Report J
CHICAGO. July 26. "We. the Jury be-
lieve that said William T. Bran Its ky
was acting In the protection of his wife
and home at the time of the shooting
and exonerate him from all blame and
recommend his release from further cus-
tody." Thus concluded a coroner's jury yes-
terday at the Inquest over the body of
Lucas Sletten who was ahot and killed
by a bedridden Invalid husband at the
letter's home on Orand boulevard Thurs-
day night. The Jury completely vin-
dicated tl e man whose young wife was
harassed and attacked his child beaten
and his home almost wrecked by BleMsn
Mrs. BranltBby. llttla Womarv
years oM waa the principal witness at
the Inquest. She related a story of ten
months' intimacy with Sletten il0 bs
enticed bar away from her husband her
return to the Invalid Slettens continued
sdvances and her subsequent hate and
fear of the man. 'She then told of the
final scene tier struggles with 8 lottos;
In the dining room and before her hus-
band's syes In his bedroom. In which she
was. nearly choked to deaui. and the I WW
shots which ended Sletten s life.
Mrs. Branltsky on cross-examination
admitted that she ran out of the housa
and followed Sletten to where hs hail
fallen In the pavement She went with
him in an automobile to a hospital re-
turning to her husband several hours
Branltsky at one time was a well-to-d 1
architect. He la afflicted with tubercu-
losis of the spine and is paralyzed from
the waist down. For seversl months ne
has been In bed In a straight jacket
which weighs twenty-eight pounds. His
physloians say he can not live long.
Mrs. Branltsy fainted when shs heard
GENEROUS MR. ROCKEFELLER.
Payt to Bepaint Boof Because Color
(Associated Press Report.)
NEW YORK. July 2S.-On Monday next
the new house of J. D. Rockefeller at
Pocantllco Hill which has been building
tor the past two years and is Just now
completed will be finished and occupied
by members of Mr. Rockefeller's house-
hold. Mr. Rockefeller has msde a hit with
a neighbor and It Is In this wise: The
Institution of Merry building a home for
orphan children. Is a little southwest of
Mr. Rockefeller's new home and Its
roof painted a bright red. was not a
pleasing sight for him. So Mr. Rock-
efeller proposed to the sisters In charga
that If they would let him paint the root
green he would send his men down and
do the work free.
As the roof needed pslntlng the sis-
ters readily agreed and Mr. Rockefel-
ler's men have painted the roof green
to harmonise with the surrounding vil-
lage. Now tho view at every- point of
the compass Is wholly agreeable to Mr.
DUEL WITH FISTS IN A PARK.
Two Young Men Fight About a Wo-
man One Is Killed.
(Aitoriaffii Press Report.)
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. July B Elbert
E. Robertson s well known young
pharmacist wa shot and killed shortly
before midnight last night by Albert V.
Thompson in s prominent drug store here.
The trouble is said to have arisen over a
young woman to whom both men were
fiaylng attention The two qusrreled early
ast night and Thompson challenged Rob-
ertson to fight with pistols. Robertson
refused but agreed to light It out with
their fl-ts The men went to Capitol park
and foi::'t desperately for about five
minute- and Robertson got decidedly the
best of It
It I- th..:.K.i t;ist Thompson chafing
ro r the htrnillMtlon. went to his home
snd t"t a i.iM. l When he met Robert-
son he shot and killed him.
Find Counterfeiting Plant.
( A jjo-i.i.f Preu RepMt.)
YI'SiiVii. July 26 While clearing away
the ruins of the explosion In the Rlkovsky
mine which occurred early this month
snd hss reunited In the death of about
'.00 men. the authorities today found a
ect of counterfeiting tools and a quantity
of spurl.ui.s money. It Is now surmised
that the counterfeiters may have been
responsible f..r the disaster.
Honors for Stopping Plague.
(A tsoctated Press Repo'i.)
CARACAS. July . via Wllltamstadt.
July IS In recognition of their work In
stopping the spread of the bubonic plague
In Caracas and l.a Ouayra. President Cas-
tro has decorated Dr. Gomes Peraxa anA
Dr. Daiigel with the Order of Bolivar.
Conoors and Murphy La$;
Down Their Opposition t
THE EAST IS RECOGNIZED
By This Selection and Effort 10
New York to Follow. ;
HASKELL IS THE TREASURER.'
Bryan Pleased With Selections Ha ;
kell's Appointment Appropriate '
Coming From Only State
With Bank Guarantee.
(Associated Prtst Ktfort.
CHICAGO July 25. Chairman
man K. Mack Buffalo N. T.
Vice chairman. L. P. Hall. Nebraska.' J
Treasurer Governor C N. Haskell v'
Sergeant at anna John I. Martin
Secretary Urey Woodson. Kentucky.' "A
After a seven -hour conference irtitt
William Jennings Bryan and 1. W. Kern"
respectively democratic nominees tot
president and vloe president the sub eom
mlttee of the National democratlo MSB ;
mlttee today made Its selection of offloatt
of the commutes. ( V
It was the first time in many years that
a National chairman had been selected by
the democratic party only after a btttef
contest bad been waved. The eB6cS.Ol
Mr. Mack waa mad possible only alter
the New Tork j leaders Charles B. .M
phy of Tammiay and W. J. Coonotr.
chairman ot the State democratlo fiOmy
mlttee bad yielded to the persooai Vk
sires at Mr. Bryan. Wnea Ur rfro
cratlc nominee for president (Stalled bar (
'MsWitf !Ma sAftfcaVtf r'Kr
Mack tor the plaea but Mr. Bryaa frank-
ly told thV csattnlttee tlisJj Srt antead
ttuira So soasldar alt candidal aad inaka
aa appaiatsasat aocordtngiy.
Thar irsta la t bsalM
Judge M. J. Wade of Iowa. . B. Kyao
of Wisconsin former Governor J. X.
Campbell of Ohio and Urey Woedaqtv1
The senthnet for Mr. Mack howew.
atesdily grew. The well-known opposiUaa
ok Messrs. Murphy and Connors toward
bak because of his rivalry with Mr. Con
ora stood In the way. The long-distance
phone waa put Into play and Mr.: Cssv.
nors. after the situation in the committee .
wss explained to htm. dsolared that 'be
would no longer Interpose any objectloh'
but that Mr. Murphy's view must Href
be obtained. The Tammany leader gmvsj
his approval and with the atmosphere) .
thus cleared Mr. Mack was elected bf .
aoclamattoa. 80 pleased was Mr. Bryaa
that he gave out a statement in which be !
openly announces that the appointment la
a recognition of ths Eastern democracy "
snd that a fight will be made to oarrjj .
New York. The ststement follows: A4h
RECOGNITION OF" THE EAST.
"The action of the committee In It ee .
lection ot officers is very satisfactory.
Mr. Mack la a member of the committee
and It haa been felt all the time that the y
chairman should be taken from the fcoflOK''.
mlttee unless there was some welgnyf"
reason' for going outside and no trff .
reason appeared. Mr. Mack's appotl ?
ment la a recognition of the Eastern 4 f
mocrscy and an announcement that .
expect to fight for New Tork. He Sfl rt.
harmony with our platform and X can
of him personally that he haa beaiiM'
close and trusted friend In my two tors
mer campaigns. One of the strongest VPi
guments In his favor waa that be l'rfl
successful business man. Beginning sujl
the bottom ot the ladder be . has buit
up a business that amounts to mors tbats
a half million dollars a year and tb
executive ability that he baa shown m.'
his work commended him to the ootruxUsV
tee that made the selection. I .
"Mr. Hall Is chairman of the
cratlc committee of Nebraska and .
of one of our large banks and is tbbr4S-:
oughly acquainted with both politics and V
business. I need not add that bis selso
Uon to this position Is vary pleasing tdv- -me.
We have worked together In pollUaa-t-
ever since I went to Nebraska. '
WHT HASKELL IS BU1TABLE1.
"Governor Haskell the treasurer Is One1 '
of the new men but he has made good a'? .
a leading member of the constltutlonajr
CC.II.a.lc.u.l u uai.i.u.i.M mu mm evw ...
nor. His crganlslng ability wUl be val- 1
uable to the committee. His selection a'
treasurer la especially appropriate be-.
cause he comes from the only State SSV
which depositors are absolutely secured.
snd the democratlo platform has also ;
plank advocating the adoption of a Nav
tlonal system similar to that now in op-
erution In Oklahoma. We do not knOMf
how much our campaign fund wll bJ
but we know It will not be loat by any
bank failure." id&'
This last statement led everyone preSe
ent to Inquire If the campaign fundi were'
to be all deposited In Oklahoma but alS '
only response was a hearty laugh. '.:(. '
Mr. Bryan also spoks In the highest
terms of Urey Woodson and John I. Mar-
tin both of whom he said bad rendered
conspicuous service to the party i jt
MACK 18 PLEASED. ; JV!
Norman Mack was very much grsttrle "
over his appointment particular 'wl;
the withdrawal of the rprMSltissi ' t
Messrs. Murphy and Connors. A tmh
ot the committee declared that iaebr
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