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VOL. XIVI C 14,236.
PORTLAND, OREGON, .WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO THE KNIFE
KNIFE TO THE HILT
Russian Premier's Or
der to Governors.
GENERAL TO LEAD SOLDIERS
Takomelsky, Terror of Sevas
topol, in Command.
GREAT STRIKE IMPENDING
Railroad Men Ready for Conflict.
Revolutionists at Secret Meeting -Plan
Destruction of Machin
ery of Government.
CZAR FUXDiO HIS JAILS.
PAH IS. Juljr 25. Th St. Feters-
burg correspondent of ' tne Journal
telegraphs that, despite the prevail
ing; calm In that city, there were 200
arrests Tuesday night and that four
newspaper were seised.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 24. "War to the
knife with revolution and the knife to the
tillt was proclaimed today by Premier
Stolypin in a telegram addressed, to the
Governor-General, Governors) and Pre
Secta throughout Russia and to the Vice
roy of the Caucasus, who are ordered to
strike and spare nothing in efforts to
preserve order and crush "the enemies
of society." Included in this category,
es shown by the events of the day, are
'dot only revolutionists and Socialists, hut
also the educated Liberal and landed
classes represented in the Constitutional
Democratic party, whose clubs every
where have been closed, and all the pro
gressive newspapers, which are not per
mitted to lift their voices anywhere
throughout the entire land.'
Summons to Attack Liberals.
The manifesto hears a remarkable
similarity to the earlier compositions of
Unlsters of the Interior von Plehve and
IBoullgan and the reactionary, press has
had slight difficulty In cutting It down, as
they already had done with 'yesterday's
Imperial manifesto. Into an appeal to the
"League of Russian Men" and other old
school Russians to rise and smite all the
Even before the declarations of the
4aissolutlon of the lower house of Parlia
ment, the War Office had perfected Its
plan for handling expected disorders, both
jnlMtary and civilian. General Muller
Fakomelsgy, who suppressed the Sevasto
pol revolt and co-operated with General
Rennenkampf in the reduction of the
Siberian rebellion last. "Winter, was re
called from the command of a corps and
placed at the disposition of the "War
Office, to be used .wherever 'trouble may
arise. Both the government and the
revolutionists expect this outbreak in the
south, and that It will roll northward to
the two capitals.
Railroad Men Ready to Strike.
This may Induce the proletariat organ
izations to postpone the declaration of a
general strike from St. Petersburg until
contagion is borne up from the south.
The railroads, however, are anxious to
have this" strike declared at once. Mem
bers of the Railway Employes Union,
with whom the Associated Press corre
spondents heie and In Moscow have
talked, declared that they were ready to
walk out at the first call from the League
of Leagues, with which the union Is
The strictest censorship over news of
military orders is maintained. As an ex
ample, the mutiny at Brest-Utovsk July
S3, when a band of artillerymen from the
fortress fired on the Officers- Club, killing
two officers, has been transformed Into
a fire destroying the house of the Officers'
Refuse to Join Cabinet.
The Ministry Is obtaining slight aid
from the forces of society at large In
pulling through Its policy. Messrs. Shlpoff
and Guchkoft and practically all the
ethers who have been approached, have
refused flatly to participate In the en
larged Cabinet proposed. Of the mem
bers of the late Parliament, only Prince
Js'lkolal Lvoft of Saratov, who, though a
Constitutional Democrat, is a personal
friend of Premier Stolypin, is understood
to have given the plan favorable consid
eration, and It is said tonight that he
probably will accept a Ministry without
The Constitutional Democratic Club and
two other political clubs were closed to
day by order of police authorities. A
caucus of Constitutional Democrats was
being held at the club named at the
Meetings to Plan Revolt.
Prince Paul Dolgoroukoff, chairman of
the Central Executive Committee ap
pointed at Vlborg Monday, has called a
meeting of that committee, which will ar
range a secret caucus tomorrow to dis
cuss further tactics.
Moscow Constitutional Democrats rec
ommend the summonnlg of a National
convention of that party, but this will
scarcely be allowed by the authorities.
Meetings are being held tonight In a
dozen houses in St. Petersburg, and Just
across the frontier railway employes,
peasants. Socialists and revolutionists of
different shades of opinion, are discussing
the best plan of action to throw the
whole machinery of the government out
Peasant Revolt Near Capital.
Agrarian disorders have broken out In
the vicinity of St. Petersburg. The es
tate of General Baron Frederick, aide-decamp
to the Emperor, 40 miles from the
capital, has been plundered by peasants.
General Frederick asked for troops, but
was informed that the situation was too
serious to permit of the changing of the
present military dispositions.
REFUSED TO AID REVOLUTION
Why Polish Socialists Blew Up Sing
er Company's Stores.
SOSNOWICE, Russian Poland, July 24,
Simultaneously at . noon yesterday
bombs were thrown into four stores of
the Singer Sewing Machine Company, lo
cated here, at Bendzin, at Zawlerze and
at Czenstochau, wrecking each of the
shops and wounding many persona The
bombthrowers were of the Polish Social
istlc party, who had made the Singer
Company an example of what may hap
pen to others for refusing to contribute
to the revolutionary cause. Emissaries
of the party asked the representative
CRUSH "EXEMIK8 or SOCIETY."
Stolypin Orders Governors to Sup
press Disorder With Vigor,
ST. PETERSBURG, July 24.
Premier Stolypin has addressed a
telegram to the Governor-Generals,
Governors and Prefects throughout
Russia and to the Viceroy of the
Caucusus, as follows:
"In conformity with Instructions
received from tne Emperor with the
view to securing full co-operation be
tween the different local authorities,
I' hereby Inform you that the govern
ment expects you to exercise vigilant
and untiring supervision over your
subordinates, so that order may be
promptly and definitely restored. Dis
turbances muBt be suppressed . and
revolutionary movements must be put
down by all legal means.
"The measures you take must be
carefully considered. ' The struggle
begun Is against the enemies of so
ciety and not society itself. v Conse
quently wholesale repression cannot
be approved of. Imprudent and
Illegal acts are likely to give rise to
discontent Instead of conducing to
calm and cannot be tolerated.
"The Intentions of the Emperor are
Immutable.' The government firmly
desires to assist in the amendment of
the 'legal procedure and the laws
hitherto enforced which no longer
serve their purpose. The old regime
will be regenerated, but order must
be fully maintained.
"You must act on your own lnltla--tive,
as you - are Invested with re
sponsibility. ' Firm and vigorous steps
taken on these lines will doubtless
be upheld by the best part of so
of the Singer Company's branch to pay
a certain sum for the benefit of the party.
Tne agent refused to do so, and was in
formed that - the shops would be de
stroyed. In each instance a man entered
the stores and ordered the women and
clerks to leave.
Details are still wanting, but It appears
that in some Instances the employes re
fused to leave, and bombs were thrown
without any further utterances. In the
Sosnowloe branch eight persons were in
jured, one of whom will lose her eyesight-
Four persons were arrested here,
including the probable thrower of the
Great excitement prevails here, and
Cossacks are patrollng the streets. A
sort of reign of terror exists, as other
business houses have been threatened,
and the public has little confidence in the
power of the police to prevent fanatical
deeds of violence ill the name of liberty.
MUTINY IN POOSH GARRISON
Battle Rages With Loyal Troops and
Buildings Are Wrecked.
WARSAW, July 25. It is reported
that a mutiny has taken place among
the troops comprising the garrison at
Alexanderow, and that fighting is now
In progress between the mutineers and
According to this report, many gov
ernment buildings have been destroyed
and numerous casualties have resulted
on both sides. The populace Is report
ed to be fleeing across the frontier.
FIFTEEN DEAD IN RUINS
Eleven Bodies Recovered, Four Still
Burled in Building.
SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July
24. The finding today of the body of
Henry L. Sawyer, a prominent hardware
dealer, who went to the collapsed build
ing on Concord street to inspect the
plumbing plans, brought the number of
dead up to 11, and It Is believed that there
are four more bodies In the ruins.
The cause of the accident could not be
definitely learned today. The town has no
building laws, and any proceedings
against a contractor or other persons in
connection with faulty construction will
have to be brought by state officials In
stead of the local authorities.
NEW ADMIRAL OF PACIFIC
Swinburne to Succeed Goodrich in
Command of Squadron.
WASHINGTON. July 24. Rear-Admiral
W. T. Swinburne, who was yesterday
commissioned a Rear-Admiral, has been
detached as a member of the general
board and of the Army and Navy Joint
board and assigned as Commander-in-Chief
of the Pacific squadron, succeeding
Rear-Admiral C. F. Goodrich. His flag
ship will be the Chicago. Rear-Admiral
Goodrich has been ordered home and
placed on waiting orders.
Plunged Into Engine Firebox.
BILLINGS, Mont. July 24. D. Chauby,
formerly of Helena, aged about 17, em
ployed as fireman on the Northern Pa
cific, was killed here this morning in a
most unusual manner. The engine on
which Chauby was working collided with
another on the "Y," and he was hurled
Into the firebox Just as he opened the
door. The entire top of his head was
burned off. Engineer Thurber was also
badly bruised and burned, but will recover.
BOOM FOR BRYftN
London Interview Let
Out the Wind.
BUSINESS MEN LOSE INTEREST
Adherence to Free Silver
Shows Him Unchanged.
NOT DANGEROUS ANY MORE
With Collapse of Boom, Demand for
Roosevelt's Renomlnation Dimin
ishes! Other Men Equally
Competent for Work.
Extracts From Interview Given Asso
ciated Press in London Jstfy 12.
The Democratic party endeavors to
draw the line between honest accumu
lation by honest methods on the one
side and predatory wealth and Im
moral methods. on the other.
I am more . radical than I was In
1898 and have nothing to withdraw
on economical questions.
I believe In bimetallism and I be
lieve that the restoration of silver
would bring still further prosperity, ,
but I recognize that the unexpected
and unprecedented Increase in gold
production has for - the present re- "
moved the sliver question as an issue. .
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 24. If the Bryan Presiden
tial boom continues to dwindle during the
next two years as It has diminished since
the famous London Interview, there won't
be any' boom left by the time the dele
gates assemble at the Democratic Na
tional convention In 1908. Only a few
weeks ago It looked as though Bryan
would sweep all 'other candidates aside
and win the nomination in a walk; today
it Is difficult to figure out how the Dem
ocratic party can reunite with Bryan as
This change in the situation is all due
to Bryan's London interview. He showed
In that statement that he is the same old
Bryan, with the same old ideas, standing
on the same old platform. The Democ
racy was wrecked by Bryanlsm; it will
never be reunited by those radical Issues.
Slxteen-to-one wrought the dismember
ment of the party in 1896. Conditions are
not such today as to make that Issue any
more popular than it was ten years ago.
Same Old Bryan Opinions.
It is true, Bryan is not responsible for
the revival of his boom. He was once
more swept into popularity by the efforts
of his friends, but it develops that these
friends acted without consulting their
leader, and placed him before the coun
try In a false light. Bryan was held up
not as an advocat of free silver, but as
one who had repudiated the old issues
and was ready to go before the people
on new issuer, made since .the money
question had been laid aside as perma
nently settled. There was great rejoic
ing in Democratic circles over the new
Bryan, for the members of his party, as
well as members of the opposing party,
readily recognize the superior qualities of
Bryan as a leader, and the Democratic
hordes, like Democratic leaders, thought
they had finally solved the problem of
reuniting their party.
Bryan threw the fat In the fire by de
claring his adherence to the old Issues;
he expressed his continued confidence in
bimetallism; he Intimated that the time
would soon come when free silver would
have to be taken from its grave and
ARE THESE THE "CHARITIES" THAT WILL GET UNCLE
forced upon the people. It was a . sad
awakening for the sound money Demo
crats, who had been fooled Into believ
ing that Bryan was now a "safe and
sane" man, willing to drop the old , fol
lies and take up live issues that have
actually developed since his last defeat.
Scares Business Interests. , -
There was a great deal of talk about
the similarity between Bryan and Roosevelt-
Democrats in the closing days 'of
Congress were repeatedly declaring that
Roosevelt had stolen Bryan's ideas and
had won his popularity by carrying out
the promises made by; Bryan and -'the
Democratic platforms. These same Dem
ocrats went to the extreme of predict
ing that Bryan, If elected, would out
Roosevelt Roosevelt, that he would re
store confidence where it was alleged
Roosevelt had created uncertainty, and
that he would everywhere command the
support of legitimate business Interests,
where they charged that business men
were shrinking from Roosevelt.
It too'i only one Interview with Bryan
to put an en- to this talk. Once Bryan
declared himself and gave evidence of his
adherence to the Chicago platform, busi
ness men lost interest in the Bryan boom
those that had shown any Interest,
There la one Irsue that touches every
business interest in the country the
financial Issue, and once a candidate
espouses the cause of free silver he need
hope for little support from the business
world. So at one swoop Bryan knocked
the underpinning from beneath his appar
ently healthy boom, and it fell with a
crash. With it went the hopes of a re
united Democracy. Possibly some other
leader may arise In the next two years
who will Inspire confidence and who will
have the tact and ability to reunite the
Democratic rarty, but it Is possible that
Bryan will not be the man.
Effect on Roosevelt Third Term.
The collapse of the Bryan boom may
have a material effect on the talk of a
third term for President Roosevelt- The
day of his election the President de
clared he would not seek another term,
and time and time again he has repeated
that he does not want to prolong his
Presidential career beyond March 4, 1909.
That he Sa sincere in this there can be no
question. But when the Bryan boom
swept over the country and it appeared
that the Democratic party would reunite
In .support of the "peerless leader," Re
publican managers became alarmed and
began to look over their own list of pos
sibilities to find a man who could beat
Root, Taft, Cannon and Fairbanks each
had his strong points, but It was con
ceded that not one of them could beat
Bryan if he had the reunited Democracy
behind him. Soon the conclusion was
reached that Roosevelt was the only man
who could beat Bryan under these cir
cumstances, and immediately the cry
spread that Roosevelt must accept a
third term, even- against his personal
wish. But now it appears that Bryan
will not have a reunited Democracy be
hind him; Indeed, it seems possible that
he will not be the nominee of bis party
In 1908. That being the case, there is
not the same demand that Roosevelt
shall run again, and talk of a third term
is dying out, .
Taft Can Finish His Work.
Some of Roosevelt's friends are at work
in his behalf, but probably without his
knowledge or consent. They are point
ing out that he must accept a third
term in order to render effective the good
works that have been started during his
administration. "We must have a man
in the White House who will continue
the fight against the corporations; who
will purge the Government service of
wrong-doers, and who will press the Pan
ama Canal to a successful completion,"
say the President's friends. . It is not nec
essary to re-elect Roosevelt in order to
have these works continued. Taft prob
ably has a more intimate knowledge of
the Vanama Canal work than the Presi
dent himself; he has his heart set on its
successful completion, being immediately
charged with responsibility for it. and in
the White House would be sure to carry
out the project on the lines laid down un
der Roosevelt. The great obstacles In
the way of the canal have been removed.
The route has been selected; the type of
canal determined, and a liberal appropria
tion is now on band to start the work.
All that is needed hereafter is a good
administrative officer to see that the
work is honestly and conscientiously car
ried on. Taft Is a man who could see
to this. Likewise, he is a man of ample
strength to keep up the work against
those corporations that make improper
use of their strength; and his belief in
the honesty of government has been
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ND ONE ".EXEMPT.
UNDER TAX LAW
Old Oregon Statute Is
SUPREME COURT DECISION
Householders Have Escaped
Under the $300 Provision.
REASSESSMENT TO FOLLOW
Suit Was Brought ' In" Josephine
County . by Residents of New
Hampshire on the Allegation
of Illegal Taxation.
TAX EXEMPTION IN OREGON.
The law providing for the exemp
tion from taxation of householders'
property to the extent of 1300 first
went Into effect in 18S4. Since that
time it has been continuously In oper
ation up to the present time, with
the exception of 1904, when no ex
emption was made, due to an act of
the Legislature, ' which was subse
Tne decision of the Supreme Court
rendered yesterday holds that the ex
emption law Is unconstitutional. This
means that the tax list of Multno
mah County will be Increased ap
proximately 1, 500,060, and the tax
list of the entire state approximately
8,000,000. This change will go Into
effect during the present year and
will necessitate a revision of the tax
SALEM, Or., July 24. (Special.) By
holding, in a decision rendered today.
that tne householder's tax exemption
is unconstitutional, the Oregon Su
preme Court has declared void a stat
ute that has been in force in this
state almost continuously since 1859.
Householders' exemptions have been
allowed every year except 1904, when
the exemption law had been repealed.
It was re-enacted by the special ses
sion of 1303, but went into effect too
late to be applicable to the assessment
Approximately $8,30,000 has been
exempted from taxation in this state
from year to year, and legislators,
county officers and the people general
ly have recognized the exemption as
valid. Now the Supreme Court has
declared all these exemptions Invalid.
Reassessment Will Be Necessary.
This decision will make it necessary
for County Assessors in many counties
to make a reassessment of property in
their counties for 1906, for it is the
practice Df many Assessors not to list
property that Is exempt. In some and
perhaps most of the counties the As
sessors list the exempt property and
make the deductions afterward.
The case in which this decision was
rendered was a suit brought in Jose
phine County by E. G. and E. Wal
lace, residents of New Hampshire,
against the County Court of Josephine
County, to enjoin the allowance of
householders' exemptions, upon the al
legation that such exemption imposed
upon the plaintiffs and all other non
residents an unequal rate of taxation.
Suit Brought by Representative Hale
The suit was brought by W. C Hale,
who, as Representative from Josephine
County in 1903, Introduoed the bill
which repealed the exemption clause.
The bill passed without its real pur
port being generally known. At the
special session of the same year the
exemption law' was re-enacted, but
with the strenuous opposition of Hale,
who contended that the law was un
constitutional. Hale's position has
now been vindicated by a decision of
the Supreme Court
This case was decided in the Circuit
Court upon a demurrer to the com
plaint, the demurrer being sustained
by Judge H. K. Hanna. This decision
Is reversed in an opinion written by
Justice F.,A. Moore.
What the Opinion Says.
- The opinion says in part:
The statute, in pursuance of which the par
tial or entire release from the exaction which
the law usually demands from personal prop
erty, to support the state and county govern
ments. Is, as far as Involved herein, as follows:
"The following property shall be exempt
from taxation: If owned by a house
holder and In actual use, or kept for use, by
and for his or her family; household goods,
furniture and utensils; two cows, ten sheep,
five swine, and the tools, implements, appa
ratus, team, vehicle, harness or library neces
sary to enable any person to carry on his
trade, occupation or profession by which such
person earns his or her living to the amount
of $300, the articles to be selected by such
householder; provided, however, that when the
assessed valuation of the personal property
above enumerated shall amount to less than
300, then only such amount as the total of
such property herein enumerated shall be ex
empt from taxation.' Laws Or. (Sp. Seas.)
1903. p. 28.
The clause of the organic law which tt la
alleged this section of the statute contra
venes la as follows:
"The legislative assembly shall provide by
law for uniform and equal rate of assessment
and taxation, and shall prescribe such regu
lations as shall secure a Just valuation for
taxation of all property, both real and per
sonal, excepting such only- for municipal,
educational, literary, scientific, religious or
charitable purposes, as may be specially ex
empted by law.- Const., Or., Art. IX, 8eo. L.
When Constitution Was Formed.
When the constitution was adopted, Feb
ruary 14, 1850, there was then in force the
"The personal property of every householder
to the amount of $300, the articles to be se
lected by such householder, shall be exempt
from taxation." Gen. Laws Or., (1845-1864),
compiled and annotated by M. P. Deady,
The fundamental law, perpetuating the en
actments then on the statute books, contained
the following clause:
"All laws in force In the Territory of Ore
gon when this constitution takes effect, and
consistent therewith, shall continue In force
until altered or repealed." Const. Or.. Art.
XVIII. Sec 7.
It Is argued by defendants' counsel that aa
the exemption from taxation of the personal
property of a householder to the amount of
$300 remained unaltered on the statute books
from the date of Its enactment, January 25,
1855, to the present time, except during the
interim of its repeal and re-enactment in 1003,
and as such act has been universally conceded
by Assessors, Tax Collectors and state and
county officers to be valid, the clause of the
constitution relating to the uniformity of
assessment and taxation has thereby acquired
such a contemporaneous and practical con
struction as ought not now to render the act
In question subject to be declared invalid by
Good Reason for. Sustaining,
Legislative Interpretation of a constitution,
as evidenced by the enactment of laws which
for many years have been cheerfully acquiesced
In by th people affected thereby, affords
potent reason for sustaining the validity of
such statutes. Such legislative construction la
valid unless the act evidencing the Interpreta
tion eenmcts with the organic law. In which
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 87
aeg. ; minimum, 58.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm. North
Premier orders Governors to make unspar
ing war on revolutionist. Tn am. i
Revolutionists make secret preparations for
general strike. Page 2.
Wholesale arrests and seizure of newspa-
jpers. rago x.
Douma returns to 8t. Petersburg; several
members arrested. Page 2.
Cossacks start Jewish massacre at Odessa,
but Infantry suppresses them. Page 2.
Interparliamentary Union adopts Bryan's
arid It Inn trt rhllrtlr,n .,. r. a
Germany declares her attitude toward Rio
Secretary Root at Bahia on war to Rio.
Page 5. ,
President Stlckney of Great Western Kail
road offered seat on Interstate Commis
sion. Page 4.
Democrats open headquarters at Chicago
and will fight for Illinois and Iowa seats
In Congress. Page 1.
Murphy says Tammany may support Hearst.
Bryan's adherence to free silver hurts his
boom. Page 1.
Arrests probable and perjury charged in
Hartje triaL Page 4.
Colonel Shook denounces Mutual Life man
agement. Page 5.
Mysterious woman figures In Thaw case.
Funeral service of Russell Sage. Page 2.
Blackmailer trapped at St. Louis. Page 8.
German immigrants enslaved in Florida.
Successful test of steam motor on Great
Northern Railroad. Page 4.
Portland wins first of new series from Se
attle on home grounds. Page 7.
Tennis tournament begins at Multnomah
. Club. Page 7.
Oregon Supreme Court declares household
ers' exemption tax unconstitutional.
Firemen's Fund Insurance Company cannot
meet its obligation. Page 3.
Mrs. Herman, who bilked Portland era.
pieaaa guuiy at ios Angeles, rage 4.
Modest young hero rescues girl from surf
near Mocllps. Page 6-
Rotten ties in track at Diamond Lake
wreca. rage 6.
Commercial and Marine.
First Oregon cantaloupes received. Pare IB.
Boston wool market improves. Page 15.
Advance In Chicago wheat market checked
by large receipts. Page 15.
Russian news depresses financial markets.
Barracouta to be retained on Portland-Ban
Francisco run. Page 14.
Steamer Potter to resume beach service in
three weeks. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity-.
Mayor Lane may appoint Bruin Chief of
Police. Page 10.
8t. Paul railroad seeking route to Coast
througn Clspus Pass. Page 14.
Oregon makes out good case against Wash
ington before interstate boundary com
mission. Page 1 1.
How Ladd's bank dodges taxes. Page 10.
East Side Improvement Association takes
action looking to purchase of Hawthorne
Park by the city. Page 5.
Captain George Egbert, bailiff of Federal
Court, stricken with paralysis. Page 10.
Mayor Issues statement regarding award of
contracts ror lire hoe by Board of Fire
Commissioners. Page 11.
Defence begins Introduction of testimony m
land-Xraua case. Page 10.
Street-car men vote to continue union.
Work delayed on new school buildings.
T OF ATTACK
Democrats See Bright
. Rainbows of Hope
SOLE MEMBER IS LONESOME
Will Try to Give Rainey Com
.... .. pany in House.
WILL . ALSO INVADE IOWA
Western Headquarters for Congres
sional Campaign Opened In Chi
cago Expect to Gain by Re
publican Factional Fight. ' ,
CHICAGO, July 24. (Special.) Illi
nois is to be made a campaign storm
center for the Western division of the
Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee. This .decision was reached
today after a conference between Con
gressmen Henry T. Rainey, of Carroll
ton, 111., and James Tilghman Lloyd, of
Missouri, appointed by Chairman James
M. Griggs, of the Congressional Com
mittee, to direct the movement. Head
quarters will be opened at the Palmer
House for the Western division, which
Includes Ohio, all Northern States west
of It, and all states west of the Missis
sippi River, except Texas, Arkansas
and Louisiana. Mr. Lloyd will be in
charge of the headquarters, and will be
assisted by Mr. Rainey.
Try to Undo Disaster.
The- Democrats are planning a des
perate effort to regain at least some of
the Congressional seats that went to
the Republicans in the Roosevelt land
slide two years ago. The fact that Mr.
Rainey was the only Democrat elected
In Illinois two years ago has been a
stinging thorn in the flesh of the Na
tional managers, and, In an effort to
secure more Democratic seats for the
next Congress, this plan of action was
Mr. Rainey left tonight for Milwau
kee, and Mr. Lloyd returned to Mis
souri. As part of the preliminaries,
they expect to consult the leaders in
several adjoining states within the
next week. As soon as the headquar
ters are opened at the Palmer House
on August 1, the managers of state or
ganizations will be called In for con
ference. . ,
. Hope Is in Iowa Feud.
The situation In Wisconsin and In
diana will be reviewed first, and then
the conditions in Iowa will be taken
up, the Intention being to wait until
the Republican State Convention has
een held In Des Moines on August 1
before considering the details of the
campaign In tho Hawkeye State. The
feud between the "progressives" and
the "stand-pats" is being watched In
tently by the Democratic managers,
who discern In the friction between
the Republican factions a chance of
winning two or three of the contested
districts In Iowa.
' Expect Gains in Illinois.
In Illinois no doubt is expressed that
at least half a dozen Democrats will be
elected to Congress, but the state. Con- -gresslonal
and National committees
will get together as soon as headquar
ters are opened to decide on a plan of
thoroughly canvassing every district In
"We must elect more Congressmen
in Illinois," will be the slogan of the
Meanwhile the Republicans, while
not using a megaphone to announce
what they are doing or will do, have
plans 6f their own. 'The Democrats
usually elect all their candidates early
In the campaign, while we wait until
election day," was the way one of the
leaders expressed It.
TAMMANY MAY BE FOR HEARST
Murphy Admits Possibility, Hearst's
Bolt Being No Objection.
NEW YORK, July 24. Charles P. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany Hall, said today
that it was possible that Tammany Hall
would support William R. Hearst for the
Democratic nomination for Governor In
the next state convention. Mr. Murphy
'Mind. I do not commit myself. I do
not say that Tammany will be for Hearst.
I only say that his opposition to our tick
et last year will not of itself make It im
possible for Tammany to support him in
Mr. Murphy said that he had no opinion
to express at this time as to whether or
not Mr. Hearst will be nominated.
SOCIALIST TICKET IN UTAH.
Demands Direct Legislation and
Calls Governors Anarchists.
SALT LAKE CITT. July 24. The So
cialist convention, held here today nomi
nated William S. Ratton. of Salt Lake
City, for Judge of the Supreme Court, and
Homer P. Burt, or bait Lake, for Con
gressman. The platform declares for a
law making operative the direct legisla
tion amendment adopted by the people six
years ago. public ownership and the abo
lition ox tne contract system on pursue
A resolution condemning as "anarchists"
the Governors of Idaho and Colorado for
their actions toward Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone. under arrest charged with
the murder of ex-Governor Frank Steu-
nenberg, was adopted.