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representatives of the comptroller of
the currency. Grossman, who was
a former merchant of Waynesourg,
Pa., was being tried on a charge of
aiding and abetting former Cashier
J. B. F. Rinehart of the Farmers
and Drovers' National bank of
Waynesburg, to defraud the institu
tion. Tho alleged claim against
Grossman Is for $230,000."
Severe earthquake shocks were
felt in northern California and south
The will of the late Senator P. H.
McCarren leaves all his property, es
timated at $50,000, to his widowed
Charles R. Crane, former minis
ter to China, will be the guest of
honor at a dinner to bo given by the
business men of Chicago.
A Cleveland, Ov dispatch says that
a crisis Is at hand relating to the
pay of railway employes. A referen
dum vote now is in progress among
the members of tho trainmen's and
conductors' associations east of the
Mississippi river respecting a demand
for an increase in wages.
Sir Edmund John Monson, former
ly British ambassador to France,
died at his home In London.
Tho supreme council of tho Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rite for the
United States of America closed its
102d annual meeting in New York.
Among the officers elected were:
Sovereign grand commander, M. W.
Bayllss, Washington, D. C; lieuten
ant grand commander, Calvin W.
Edwards, Albany, N. Y.; grand min
ister of state, George Gibson, Wash
ington, D. C; grand treasurer gen
eral, Holden O. Hill, Providence 'R.
I.; grand secretary generalk Marcus
W. Morton, Providence, R. I.
Here is a New York dispatch car
ried by the Associated Press: " It
takes a grafter to catch a grafter in
the United States customs service,'
says William Loeb, Jr., collector of
the port of New York, in an official
statement, and Federal Judge Holt's
opinion to the contrary notwithstand
ing, the four weighers who confessed
and testified in the trial of Phillip
Muslca, and his elderly father, An
.tonio, cheese importers, which was
concluded today, are to hold their
jobs. Judge Holt of the United
States circuit court, before disposing
of the case, which resulted in the
elder man's acquittal and the son's
incarceration in the Tombs for sen
tence, denounced the retention of the
four weighers as a discredit to the
government and an injustice to the
honest men in the service."
(Continued on Page 14)
NOTHING TO BOAST OF
In ante-bellum days Colonel Moore
of Kentucky owned a large number
of negroes. He was a kind master
and never punished his negroes with
the whip. One day one of the field
hands named "Jupe" was guilty of
some negligence and was sent to the
woods at once to cut down and split
up a black-gum tree, practically an
impossible task. Jupe cut down the
tree and labored hard to split the
tough wood, but in vain. In tho
meantime a thunderstorm came up
and Jupe sought rofugo under a
brush heap. Directly tho lightning
struck a large poplar near by, split
ting it into kindling wood. After
the storm had passed, Jupe crawled
out from his place of security and
after taking a careful look at the
remains of tho poplar tree, which
were scattered all over the woods,
said: "Mr. Lightnin', I wish you had
just tried yo' han' on dis black gum.
Any blame fool canspllt a poplar!"
When Teddy Comes
(From a Staff Correspondent of tho
Now York Times)
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 23. Aftor a
survey of republican political condi
tions covering especially tho states
represented by insurgent votes on tho
Payne-Aldrich tariff bill, two facts
stand out with striking prominence
the waning of President Taft and the
waxing of ox-President Roosevelt.
All over this f.art of the country
me lwo men are held in sharper con
trast today than ovor before. In
every part of the middlo west that
tho New York Times correspondent
has made inquiry ho has been met
uy instant evidence of tho fadiug
popularity of Mr. Taft. And at tho
same time he has been mot constant
ly by the query, "Say! what's Roose
velt going to do?"
That part of his party that opened
up the campaign for the nomination
of Mr. Taft last vear has practically
made up its mind about him now, and
adversely. It has just about reached
the definite conclusion that further
suspension of judgment is useless. As
a distinguished citizen of Kansas put
it yesterday: "Wo have suspended
judgment until the rubber is worn
out of our suspeuders."
Tuft's First Friends Left Ont
Kansas especially takes tho situa
tion to heart. It remembers that this
section of the country was the very
first to Indorse tho presidential can
didacy of Mr. Taft. It was hero that
he found friends when friends count
ed most in the scale of political im
portance. But the very men who be
lieved in him then and who worked
for him, both before and after his
nomination, now see themselves
abandoned by him at the first test.
"Why, wlien he signed that tariff
bill," said one of them this after
noon, "there wasn't a man in the
room with him who had been his
friend six weoks before the conven
tion that nominated him."
That statement is not quite exact,
for in the press about the president
in his room at tho capitol when he
put his signature to the new tariff
act there were some men who had
favored his nomination. But in
spirit the statement Is practically
true. Most of those present were
either members r.f the opposite party
or men who had taken part In the
counsels and activities of, the allies
in their efforts to prevent Mr. Taft's
nomination. They were attracted to
him at tho close of tho tariff fight
by the manner in which the bill, with
his acquiescence, had been framed to
meet their desires.
The men who had headed the
struggle for the nomination of Mr.
Taft were largely among those who
had opposed both the method of mak
ing the tariff bill and the results
obtained by that method. They were
jnot much iQ evidence that afternoon.
They were not happy They felt
themselves much aggrieved. They
had taken Mr. Taft squarely at the
face value of his public declarations
on the tariff, and from their point of
view had done all they could to live
up to those declarations. As they
saw it he was the one who had given
ground. When they discussed tho
matter calmly they said he had been
deceived and misled. When they
grew heated about it they declared
they had been "sold out."
Good Times Not helping Taft Much
It is possible that that feeling of
soreness would have died out if it
had been let alone. There were a
number of influences at work to pro
duce that effect. One of them was
the fact that all this section of the
country was busy. Prosperity al
ways tends to make men forget po-
litlcal grlovanco. Yet it should bo
rememborod, ns has boon pointed out
forcibly by some of Uioho mon, that
tho panic of 1907 had lU xmallfut
effect in this section. BubIiiohu wont
on at about Its normal rato. Thorn
was a tinio, to be sure, when cur
rency could not bo had from tho
banks, and thcro waa somo dlutreiw
among the business mon. Uut at no
time wus there a serious situation as
far as the laboring men or tho fnrrn
ors were conrernod. They had work
to do as usual, and the crops wore
big and the prices good. It was very
far from being a western panic, so
that there was no great distauco to
t?o in tno recovery from It. That
foct would very greatly lesson tho
ameliorating effect of tho prosperity
which Ib now moklng itself felt all
over tho rest of tho country as well
as ovor this section.
There Is another fact which had
its decided bearing upon tho present
day situation. It Is that these people
are always making politics. It is not
only in tho campaign years that they
watch and discuss tho course of
events at tho state nnd national capi
tals. They are eternally at It, in off
years as well as In on, and there are
no people in the country who give
closer heed to what their representa
tives do than these.
Implicitly Believed In Taft
If one searches for tho romoto
cause of the present dissatisfaction
with President Taft on tho part of
these republicans ho finds It chiefly
In the speech delivered by tho then
secretary of war at Bath, Mo., In
the fall of 190C. It was that speech
which started these republicans to
believing that Mr. Taft was a sure
enough tariff reformer. Ho followed
It with other public utterances on
much tho eamo line. In fact, his
public declarations on tho tariff
progressed as they continued, until
by the time Kansas was Instructing
her delegates to tho republican na
tional convention to vote for Mr.
Taft tho Kansas republicans wero
convinced that ho would go far In
the effort to secure the kind of re
vision that they wanted. Thero is
no kind of doubt as to what that
kind of revision Is. It Is such as
will bring down prices to the ulti
mate consumer, and nothing else will
fill the bill. Mr. Taft thinks that is
free trade talk, but these people think
It Is the only kind of sane revision
that will save the protective theory.
When these Kansas revisionists
who had labored for the nomination
of Mr. Taft heard the speeches ho
delivered during" the campaign, and
especially that made at Topeka, thoy
rejoiced In tho certainty that they
knew their man. Consequently, It
was something of an awakening for
them to find that the tariff bill ho
finally approved did not at all meas
ure up to their rtandard. And they
are not to be put off now by the as
sertion that they are free-traders.
That only increases their anger and
disgust; for they say that, after all,
it is not so much a question of rates
aa of method in the making of the
Reject Cannon and Aid rich
They are willing to be convinced
that their estimate of what is a suffi
cient measure of protection Is erro
neous and their figures too high or
too low. But they can not be made
to believe that the method followed
by Senator Aldrich and Speaker Can
non in tho recent tariff fight is the
proper one or that a bill made by
such a method can long endure.
They say that Mr. Taft was the
very first republican of prominence
to lay down a definite theory as to
the true measure of protection to be
accorded to any Item in the tariff
schedules. They accepted that theory
as just and true, and set to work to
put It into practice. But they wero
met by -a 'combination sufficiently
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