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VOL. LIX XO. 18.550 n"r'd at Portland (Oregon)
A J.u,itvr Postoffice as Second-Class Matter.
PORTLAND OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BOUNDING LOG FELLS
TO GLOW OF OLD SOL
GOLDMAN IN RUSSIA
IS HOMESICK FOR U.S.
BULLET KILLS LOSER
. IN HEART BALM SUIT
BRYAN MAY RULE
AT SAN FRANCISCO
3 MEN AND KILLS 2
ACOIDEXT HAPPENS IX WOODS
ABOVE CHERRY GROVE MILL.
TRIBUTE PAID TO ADVENT OF
. WARM WEATHER.
EXPELLED - RADICAL FINDS
LANGUAGE ONE HANDICAP.'
WOMAX WHO WOX CASn RE
PORTS EARMER EXDED LIFE.
POST SCORES FOES
AT HOUSE INQUIRY
Palmer's Raids on Reds
Held Up to Ridicule.
Huge Profits Held Made
LOCAL TRANSACTIONS CITED
Dealers' Gain in Single Sale
REMEDIAL ACTION URGED
Marion County Grand Jury In Re
port Recommends legislation
to PreTent Abuses.
I PERTIXENT POINTS IX GRAND
Jl'RY - REPORT OX STATE
. ' 'Brands as exorbitant the $16,-
r 019.90 profit made" by Morris
Bros, in the Reedsport bonds
deal with State Treasurer Hoff.
Declares against the middle
man method in the purchase of
J bonds by the state, but does not
find any illegal or . criminal
! practice in. the transactions of
t Morris Bros, with the state
t Asserts that bonds were often
I paid for before delivery, but
t that at time of investigation all
undelivered bonds were secured
Calls upon Governor Olcott to
t ask legislature to adopt reme-
dial measures, making recur
f rence of present situation im
t possible. -
J Declares: "The right to in-
vest the money of the state in
J bonds should be left to no lndi-
SALEM, Or., May 7. (Special.)
By the text of its report, filed late
today with Judge G. G. Bingham of the
circuit court, the Marion county grand
jury severely criticised bond transac
tions between O. P. Hoff, state treas
urer, and John L. Etheridge of the
Portland firm of Morris brothers, and
declares that exorbitant profits were
exacted from the state by the Port
land bond house.
A man may be ever so honest," is
one significant-paragraph-in the re
port making recommendations to the
governor, "and yet if he lacks busi
ness acumen as sometimes is the
case among public officials he is
liable to be misled Into making poor
No Illegality Charged.
Nowhere in the report is there any
suggestion of illegality in the various
bond transactions between State
Treasurer Hoff and the firm of Mor
ris Bros., though for the former there
is criticism for laxity of method, and
for the latter there Is criticism' di
rected against profits which the
grand Jury deemed exorbitant.
The foreman. Gideon Stoltz, in pre
senting the report to the court, said
that it might not be final. This is
taken to indicate that . one or two
minor and comparatively unessential
matters remain on which the jury
will make further return.-
Middlemen Are Costly.
The report, a voluminous one.
charges that the most flagrant ex
ample of excessive profits was the
sale of $100,000 of Reedsport water
bonds to the state treasurer, wherein
the Portland financial concern prof
ited to the extent of $16,019.90. Re
specting this transaction the report
asserts that the Reedsport deal is an
impressive illustration of the cost of
doing business through a middleman.
Striving for a solution of the prob
lem of disposing of municipal bonds
. within the state, and at the same
time protecting the interests of the
commonwealth, the grand jury, ad
mitting that it has no legislative
functions, recommends to Governor
Olcott the enactment of remedial leg
lslation that would make Imperative
the advertisement of sale of all coun
ty and municipal bonds, and urges
that the state enter the bond market
as the first-hand bidder for its own
Dealer Held Unnecessary.
"The state," ironically remarks the
report, "for the. purpose of Investing
the money constituting the Industrial
accident fund, purchases the obliga
tions of its own agencies through
bond dealers at an excessive profit.
Ii should be remembered that the
various counties, school districts and
municipalities are but agencies of the
state, and the state, as principal, has
a direct interest In each and all of Its
"We criticise the right apparently
given by the correspondence between
the treasurer's department and J. I
Htherldge of Morris Bros., Inc.," says
the grand jury, "whereby the com
pany was authorized to withdraw se
curities sold to the state, some of
which were offered for sale by Morris
Bros- Inc., while they were yet held
by the state treasurer. There should
be no strings upon any bonds pur
chased by the state of Oregon.
. "We condemn the policy of the
state 'treasurer in investing such
large sums of money in one locality
or investment; also, his theory and
practice of buying bonds that pay a
.(Concluded, an Faje 7, Column l.)
Skull of Beaverton "Voutli Frac
tured, One Companion Dies In
stantly, Another's Ribs Broken.
GASTON. Or., May 7. (Special.)
Two men are dead and one injured,
perhaps fatally, as the result of a log
rebounding when it became snagged
in the woods above the Haskell-Car-penter
company lumber mill at Cherry
Grove, a few miles west of here, yes
The men dead are:
Lester Ridge, 20, unmarried, of Bea
verton. Or., skull fractured.
William Lane, 28, unmarried.
The injured man Is Charles Criml
can, 30, whose wife and two children
live here. He has two ribs broken
and possibly a punctured lung.
Ridge died about an hour after the
accident, which happened at 4 o'clock,
as he was being taken to Cherry
Grove. Lane was killed instantly.
The .bodies were brought to Patton
station on the logging railroad and
turned over to Coroner Limber at
Hillsboro. Crimican was taken to the
Good Samaritan hospital in Portland
Ridge had been an employe of the
mill since Monday. Lane had been
with the company for several months.
BOY FALLS UNDER TRAIN
Mark Moore of The Dalles Loses
Leg and Dies Four Hours Later.
Mark Moore. 19, of 'Bhe Dalles, was
fatally injured at -1 o'clock last
night when he fell beneath an
O.-W. B, & N. passenger train -while
attempting to swing aboard a bag
gage car at the foot of Oregon street.
The left leg was completely severed
directly below the hip. The injured
boy was rushed to St. Vincent's hos
pital, where he died at 11, o'clock.
in company with James Lash, IS,
also of The Dalles, young Moore was
attempting to "beat" his way home
when the accident occurred. The two
boys were .trying to board the blind
baggage, when Moore missed hs foot
ing and fell. The wheels of the bag
gage car and several passenger, cars
ran over the leg. Young Lash was
within a few feet of Moore at the
time of the accident and made an
unsuccessful effort to drag his com
panion from beneath the train.
The two boys had been in Portland
for several days and were starting
back home. They had walked across
the bridge to the east side to board
the train as it was leavTng the TTsast
side yards. ,
PHILP0T TO FACE TRIAL
Governor Announces Realtor to Be
Sent to Tennessee.
. SALEM, Or May 7. (Special.)
Everett Philpot. Portland realty deal
er, under arrest there charged with
defrauding Nashville (Tenn.) persons
out of between $40,000 and $50,000
must return to the latter city for
trial, according to announcement
made by Governor Olcott today.
This announcement on the part of
the executive followed the, receipt of
a letter from A. L. Veazie of Portland,
attorney for Philpot, in which it was
stated that the Nashville complain
ants had refused to make a settle
ment. It was stated here today that
Philpot had asked to be allowed until
Sunday in order to look after some
personal affairs. Sheriff Wrigtit of
Nashville is now in Portland, but Is
expected to arrive here tomorrow in
Quest, of formal extradition papers.
UNCLE JOE ACTIVE AT 84
Members of House Give Illinois
WASHINGTON. May 7. Former
Speaker Cannon is 84 years old today
Members of the nouse gave the III!
nois representative an ovation when
Representative Mondell, the repub
lican leader, announced that this was
"Uncle Joe's" birthday anniversary.
Messages of congratulation were
received, by. Mr. Cannon. Chauncey
M. Depew of New York, who recently
celebrated his 86th birthday, sent thi
"I beckon you on to the 86th mile
stone which I am holding for you.
It is a beautiful journey and a glori
ROCK IN THROAT FATAL
Man's Effort to Swallow Stone
ORANGE CITY, la.. May 7. J. Ly
ftogt died here today, 24 hours after
he put a stone the size of a golf ball
in- his mouth. The stone became
lodged in hl3 throat and could not be
The stone was pushed into the
man's stomach after all other efforts
to remove it failed.
In making efforts to remove the
stone from Lyftogt's throat, however,
the oesophagus was so badly torn
that death resulted.
12 KILLED IN MUTINY
Forces of Italian Poet Rebel and
Fierce Battle Develops.
TRIESTE, May 7. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) A mutiny broke out in
Flume at 6 o'clock this evening, a
fierce battle between the Carbiners
and the Arditi developing. Twelve!
men were killed and 50 others
wounded in the struggle.
The troops involved are those of I
Gabrlele D'Annunzio's forces.
anadian Woman Named;
Other Not Recalled.1
KILLING OF 7 NOW CONFESSED
Secret Conference Held
District Attorney's Office.
R0SECUT0R IS SILENT
Officials Doubt Report of Man in
East Paying Penalty for Mur
der by Prisoner. '
LOS ANGELES. May 7. Two addi
tional murders were admitted today
by James P. Watson, during a closely
guarded conference held in the of
fice of Thomas Lee Woolwine, district
attorney, according to stories the
Los Angeles morning papers will
print tomorrow. Mr. Woolwine de
clined tonight to make any state
ment ae to what transpired at the
The newspapers, however, claimed
to have obtained the information from
a county oficial present' when Wat
son was reported to have made the
These two alleged murders bring
to a total of seven the slayings re
puted to Watson, who has confessed
the murder of Nina Lee De",oney, and
who Is alleged to have confessed the
murders of .four others of the score
or more women he is said to have
Name of One Is Given.
One of those said to have been
named todiy by Watson as dying
by his hands was Agnes Wilson of
He was quoted as saying "he could
not remember" the name of another
woman whose murder he was alleged
to have committed.
Each of them, however, he was
said to .have told the officials, he
had taken for a boat ride on Lake
WashIngton..near Seattle, where each
was "drowned." - .
The list of murders to which Wat
son, either has confessed or is alleged
to have confessed now stands as
Nina Lee Deloney, knocked uncon
scious with a hatchet and smothered
in a blanket.
Elizabeth Prior, skull crushed with
a sledge hammer.
Five Women Are Drowned.
Alice M. Ludvigson, drowned.
Bertha Goodnich, drowned.
Beatrice Andrewartha, drowned.
Agnew Wilson," drowned.
One "whose name he could not re
The conference in the district at
torney's office today occupied several
hours, beginning in thernorning and
ending Jate this afternoon.
Watson was said to have "married'
Agnew Wilson under the name of C.
N. Harvey about three years ago and
she has been missing since shortly
after the ceremony, it was declared.
Four of the five women Watson was
said to have admitted drowning
Bertha Goodnich, Beatrice Andrew
artha, Agnes Wilson and the one
whose name he "could not remem
ber" met death In Lake Washington
according to admissions credited to
him. The fifth, Alice M. Ludvigson
he was said to have confessed drown
ing In a river in Idaho.
When asked why the body of none
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 2.
Official .Thermometer Records 8 7
Degrees, but Record for Heat
Goes to 188 7 With 09 Degrees.
Even as the buds burst to the glow
of golden May sunshine, so bloomed
the straw hats yesterday in tribute
to the actual advent of weather that
is classified as "warm enough." In
mid-afternoon, at 4 o'clock, to be pre
cise, the official thermometers of the
weathgr bureau recorded. 87 degrees
above, or five degrees warmer than on
the previous day. '
But yesterday's temperature Isn't
by any means a record for early May,
nor is it at all unusual. It Is just
ordinary, fair and smiling climate of
the sort that permits an enthusiastic
response when contrary Mary is asked
about her garden. For away back in
1887. one day in early May. the mer
cury attained 99 degrees above thus
establishing a high tide in seasonal
temperature that has since remained
uncontested. Lots and 'lots of times
has May furnished fair days as warm
as yesterday pleasant, idyllic days,
fit for languor and loafing but not at
all adapted to. toilsome pursuits.
Here's yet another .proof that yes
terday was warm enough an incon
trovertible proof. The ruddy alder
manic robins, hunting unwary worms
on the front' lawn and stretching
them out ever so far without break
ing gave little throaty yelps of
gramuae wnen the sprinkler was
turned on and a made-to-order sun
shower came tumbling down on the
turf. Redbreast and his bride a-n't an
close to the lowly lawn fountain as
possible, and preened and shook them
selves and blinked and chirruped
and were very glad about it. Which
is a typical sign of warm weather, as
The weather bureau says that in
all likelihood there will be showers
today an appreciated garden bulle
tin, although the soil is not yet thirsty
SKAIES SPEED WORKERS
Western Union Company Now Has
SAN FRANCISCO. May 7. Coinci
dent with the removal of the West
ern Union Telegraph company to
more commodious offices here, the
superintendents of the operating
room, one of whom is a woman, ap
peared on roller skates for the pur
pose of more expeditiously perform
ing their duties.
."Too much territory to coveij fn
foot," the company announced.
The skates are rubber-tired affairs
and capable of great speed , with llt
tie eriort. . ,
CHILD DROWNS IN CROCK
Vear - and - Half - Old Boy Meets
Death by Peculiar Accident.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. May 7. (Spe
cial.) The 1A -year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Aust, living a mile
from Pe Ell, was drowned yesterday
when he fell Into a crock of water
while playing in the house.
The tragedy was discovered when
the mother missed the child and
started a search for him. The funeral
was held today.
BRIDGEPORT GAIN 41,098
Census Statistics Show Big Increase
in Two Cities.
WASHINGTON. May 7. C e n s u s
statistics announced today were:
Bridgeport. Conn., 143,152; increase
41,098, or 40.3 per cent.
Waterville, Me., 13,351; increase
1893, or 16.5 per cent.
Pittsburg, Kan., 18,052; Increase
3297. or 22.3 per cent.
Belmont, Mass., 10,744; increase
5202, or 93.9 per cent.
WHO LET HIM.
Xo Word Received From Any "Dear
to Me That I Left Behind,"
Writes Ark's Passenger. j
CHICAGO, May 6. Emma Goldman,
whom the government transported to
Russia on the soviet ark "Buford."
was homesick for the United States,
according to a. letter from, her . made
public by Dr. Ben L. Reitman today.
In the letter written March 8, from
Moscow, Miss Goldman said:
"I miss America. I lived there 30
years, you know."
"Not a word has reached us from
any one in the United States so far.
You can imagine how we feel
about it. .
"It is very difficult for one at my
age to acclimate oneself in a new
country even under the best condi
tions, in normal times. But Russia,
bled white by more than four years
of war and starved by the inhuman
blockade, is not a pface where one
may hope to take root easily. How
ever, if I could at least hear from
those dear to me I left behind, it
would not be so difficult."
Miss Goldman added she had not
become active in social work in Rus
sia because of her lack of language
and because "I must first familiarize
myself with the new and strange
LIQUOR BOAT RUN ASHORE
Launch, Chased by Cutter, Is Set
Afire and Beached.
EVERETT. Wash., May 7. Federal
agents captured 100 quarts of Cana
dian liquor and a partially Durnea
power boat on- the beach near Lang
ley, on the east coast of Whidby is
land yesterday. Officers aboard the
revenue cutter "Arcada, en route from
Coupeville south, decided to look over
a launch towing a rowboat some dis
When the cutter approached within
hailing distance the. launch headed
for the beach, being set on fire en
route. Two men leaped from the
beached burning boat and fled to
the brush. The launch was numbered
"24 2-L." F. Smith was captured by
island county officers this morning
near the scene of yesterday's chase
and was reported by them to have
confessed to smuggling the liquor
over the Canadian border.
HOUSEWIVES OPEN BAKERY
Bread Sold in Oakland Three Cents
Bclovr Market Price.
OAKLAND, Cal., May 7. Oakland
State Housewives' league opened its
own bakery store today on the front
porch of Its president, Mrs. A. T.
Kalas. Several thousand large loves
of bread were sold today, most of it
haying been ordered In advance. The
bread was baked by a baker with
whom the women had contracted.
Mrs. Kalas acted as storekeeper.
The bread sold at 12 cents to league
members and 13 cents to outsiders.
The current local commercial price of
bread is 16 cents. The purchasers of
the bread had to furnish their own
wrapping paper and there was no de
HATLESS BRIGADE FORMED
Sandals Also Adopted as Protest
Against Living Costs.
CORDOBA, Spain, May .7. A move
ment started in the surrounding dis
tricts among the wealthier people to
go without hats and also to. wear san
dals made of hemp in protest against
high prices is spreading throughout
Hundreds . have joined the silent
demonstration, which is causing con
slderable Derturbation among trades-
CAMINETTI ALSO ASSAILED
Committee Told It Has Done
Nothing but Garble Report.
LEGAL PHASES EXPLAINED
Distinction Drawn Between Com
munists and Communist Labor
lies Held to Be Justified.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 7. Louis F. Post, assist
ant secretary of labor, eupple in his
footwork, clear of mind and ready of
tongue, taking the floor in his own
defense today before the house, rules
committee, appeared as a living dem
onstration of the folly of growing
With the the weight of 71 years on
his shoulders, the assistant necretarv
of labor handled himself like one a
.mm ui mat age. Me pounced upon
Attorney-General Palmer one minute,
men poKea a charge of "non-lawful
performance" at Anthony Caminettl
commissioner-general of immigration,
and handed a terrific wallop here
and there to the house immigration
committee. Mr. Post was anDearins-
in aerense of his conduct relative to
the cancellation of deportation war
rants in tne cases of numerous al
leged dangerous aliens.
Pictures Identify Official.
Those who had never set eyes be
fore upon the assistant secretary
were auie to laenttty him at once
on entering the room, because he
looks exactly like the pictures that
have been published of him. Short
of stature, face thin and covered by
a sort of undergrowth of srravish
beard and a full complement of dark
hair standing straight up everywhere,
except on the top of his head, where
it shows the effects of the brush.
he looks the counterpart of the like
neeses that have been published of. a
number of officials who have at
tamed great prominence recently In
Despite all the charges, however,
that the assistant secretary of labor
Is a bolshevik, Mr. Lenine and Trotz
by unquestionably would brand him
promptly as a member of the "hour
geoisie Because he wears a well
laundered standing collar and care
fully tailored clothes that look as well
as the average person of stocky build
can be made to look.
Impression Is Favorable.
The impression created by Mr. Post
was altogether favorable, and while
he enjoyed the advantage of having
waited for his accusers to exhaust
themselves before answering, there
was an obvious feeling about the room
that he had "shoved something over'
on Attorney-General Palmer and that
ne naa maae some explanation neces
sary from the immigration commit
tee of the house which filed with the
rules committee several volumes of
what purported to be evidence agains
Referring to the charge that he had
overruled the recommendation for de
portations made by the commissioner
general of Immigration, he cited law
to show that the commissioner-gen
eral of immigration has no authority
! to make
recommendations In such
(Concluded on Pine 4, Column 4.)
A. Phillip Connally Is Declared to
Have Killed Self While Prepar
ing to Pay Judgment.
LA GRANDE, Or., May 7. (Spe
cial.) A. Phillip Connally, 48. mem
ber of a well-known Union county
family, according to Mrs. Celia George
his housekeeper, committed suicide
today by shooting himself through
the heart at his farm home, eight
miles from La Grande. The reported
suicide was committed While Con
nally was making preparations to pay
$12,500 damages won by 'his hpuse-
keeper in a breach of promise action.
Mrs. bcorge said that she was wan
ing for Mr. Connally in an automo
bile at the home while he went to
the farm house for his gloves. After
a long wait, he said that she stopped
the engine and went into the house to
find Connally dead.
Mr. Connally was divorced two years
ago. Mrs. George alleged in lier suit
that he since had promised to marry
her and that the wedding had been
set for June of last year. She alleged
his failure to do so and recently won
damages for $12,500.
Connally was in town two hours
before his death, consulting lawyer.s
relative to paying the judgment in
the case. He and Mrs. George went
together to the farm' house for some
NEWSPAPER SELLS SUGAR
Xew Mexico Journal to Ask 15
Cents; Stores Want 2 2 to 2 5.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 7.
The Morning Journal has purchased
20,000 pounds of beet sugar, which
will be placed on sale next Tuesday
morning at 15 cents a pound.
Only 50 cents' worth will be sold
to each person.
Sugar is now retailing here at 22
to 25 cents a pound.
JOHNSON LEAD 159,577
California Returns In From 5576
of 5 7 05 Precincts.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 7.
Returns from 5576 precincts out of
California's 5705 p'reclncts in Tues
day's presidential primary election
give the Johnson group of delegates
to the republican national convention
The Hoover group has 209,630.
CHEAP FUEL IS FOUND
Chemist Declares One Gallon Will
Drive Automobile 25a Miles.
ROME, May 6. Pasticci, a noted
chemist, has .discovered a method of
cheaply producing liquid hydrogen.
It may be used in driving automo
biles, one gallon being sufficient fbr
250 miles. It also may be utilized in
railway locomotives and in the en
gines of ocean steamers, he declares.
BANK REPORTS CALLED
Condition of All National Institu-
tions on May 4 Asked.
WASHINGTON, May 7. The comp
troller of the currency today issued
a call for the condition of all national
banks at the close of business May 4.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
87 degrees; minimum, oti decrees.
TODAY'S Probably rain and cooler; west
Powers agree upon consortum for maklns
loans to China. Page
Assistant secretary of labor tstifies In
own defnte as to red esses and assails
Palmer. Page 1.
Additional goverrment railroad loan Is
protested. Page 14.
Newsprint paper cornered, says head of
American Press association. Page 4.
Bryan may rule at democratic national
convention. Page 1.
Attack on Wood boom declared threatened
by Dupont interests because of general's
backer opposing dye protection legis
lation. Page 2.
Emma Goldman la soviet Russia Is home
sick for .United States. Page 1.
Hoover supporters "in California nor dis
couraged by defeat in primaries. Page o.
Hlubeard confesses murdering two more
wives. Page 1.
Socialists expect to nominate Debs for
presidency. Page 6.
Sttw treasurer's bond transactions critl-cis-d
- by Marion county grand Jury.
Five fires break out In slashings around
Timber. Paso 0.
Two men killed, one seriously Injured by
rebound of og. l'.-ge 1.
Bullet kills loser in heart balm suit.
Smith and Siaton let out by Seals on
chK of gambling. Page 12.
Pacific Coast leuarue results: Seattle 1.
Portland 4: San Francisco 4, Ixis An-
geles 1 (10 innings); Vernon S, Oak-
'.and 1: Salt Lake 10, Sacramento 6.
- P'se 12.
Portland Gold and Tualatin Country eluhs
will bold tournament Sunday. Page 12.
Commercial and Murine.
Sharp, break In corn prices at Chicago.
Page 21. j
1 rMi.il in "i-"" '-"-'"
Plan for sale of government-owned shins
proposed. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland escapade is laid to Bluebeard.
StrfhL respond to glow of old Sol.
Page 1. -
Realty board urged to end rent abuses.
Elghteen-dollar coat denied .her. says ex-
. wile in . .iieiiniiuii .uii. rnj;r u.
Relatives accused of being "fences" for
stolen goods. Page 20.
Judge lenient with Salem farmer on reck
less driving charge Page 11.
Pavement royalty suit considered by high
way commission In executive session.
Page 14. .
Highway Commissioner Benson says Ore
gon needs more hotels tor tourists.
Nebraskan Expected to
WETS GIVING UP HOPES
Stand on League May Be Re-
, fleeted in Platform.
VOTE POWER IS GREAT
Candidate Probably Will Have lo
Suit Commoner Because of His
Control of Delegates. '
BT MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright by the New York Evening Post.
Published by Arrangement.)
WASHINGTON. May 7. Mr. Bryan's
change in position, by reason of hia
victory in Nebraska and the conse
quences it will have in the San Fran
cisco convention, is not generally
realized. Mr. Bryan started and
brought off successfully in Nebraska
a campaign quite as dramatic as
many of his spectacular ones of tha
past, . only slightly less important
than his performances on three or
four familiar occasions on a national
This is realized by all who arei
close to the situation and by no one
more than his enemies. In Nebraska
Senator Hitchcock is Mr. Bryan's
great antagonist. Senator Hitchcock
owns the Omaha World-Herald. Tba
senator and the World-Herald com
bined are the head and front of the,
Nebraska opposition to Mr. Bryan.
Some days after the Nebraska pri
maries, when the returns from the
western counties were all in and the
full extent of the damage was real
ized, the editor of the World-Herald,
Harvey Newbranch, wrote an ac
knowledgement which had a raciness
and sportsmanship that picture tha
In its more pungent sentences
" W. J. Bryan has won one of the
most noble personal triumphs of his
long public career. The World-Herald
is frank to recognize it and to attach
proper importance to its significance.
It ' means that William J. Bryan is
commissioned by the democracy of
this state to go to the San Francisco
convention as a free-lance delegate,
with full opportunity to devote his
power and talents to either guerilla
or open warfare. It means, unless
we entirely miss our guess and mis
read his purposes, that there will be
'hell a-poppin" at San Francisco,
with Mr. Bryan the chief fireman and
trouble maker. The shining dome
of Old Doctor Bryan, his face beam
ing with renewed ambition and
strengthened determination, appears
once more above the democratia
horizon after a long period spent in
the basement. May a kind heaven,
have mercy on our beloved but dis
Without sharing quite all the fears
that Mr. Bryan's sportsmanlike but
yet apprehensive enemy utters in the
moment of complete defeat, one may
concede that it is worth while to in
quire just to what is the extent of Mr.
Bryan's new ascendency what were
the causes of it and what will be the
effects on the San Francisco conven
tion. Bryan to Be in Control.
As to the extent of Mr. Bryan's vic
tory there can be no doubt. Not
merely did he succeed in making him
self a delegate from Nebraska under
circumstances of severe adversity. He
had been defeated by the Hitchcock
faction four years ago and had been
subjected to the humiliation of being
compelled to sit in a democratic con
vention as a reporter and not as a
delegate. That this experience mor
tified him there can be no douot. Im
mediately after it happened he prac
tically abandoned his residence in
Nebraska and had not lived there
since. When he returned to make his
recent fight his enemies, at least,
showed their welcome in the form of
greeting to an exile from the state.
On this occasion not only the Hitchcock
.... , II
. leaders DUl neutral ouvt, .B
were confident that Bryan could be
beaten more readily than he was four
" T, ,
Superficially there was every rea-
i son why tne anti-tsryan iorcea miuuiu
i have this confidence; but as it turned
. out not only did Bryan get himself
eiected as delegate, but in addition ho
. . . , .
elected ten of his men out of 16 v. ho
, compose the delegation. That means
'that Bryan will deliver the entire
' ? . r .i,n
, delegation of his state, for, while the
I democrats of Nebraska . have got
I away from the unit ru-le which pre
I vails in democratic national conven-
.s ......th.u.. R,- nndtinn
make him substantially the
spokesman for the entire Nebraska
I delegation as a unit.
Further than this, and even morn
I important. Bryan succeeded in defeat-
i ing Arthur Mullen, the Nebraska
1 member of the democratic national
j committee, who was a friend of
i Hitchcock'B and a leader of tha
Stiosg Opponents Ont of W.y.
Mr. Mullen was one of the five or
six ablest and most powerful members
of the democratic national commit
tee. With Mullen defeated and Roger
Sullivan of Illinois dead, it is not too
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