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aotified of hta arrival. He will then
ho measured, given prison clothe
and enter upon the prlaon life.
The Detroit Free Press prints an
interview with Mrs. Phillip N. Moore,
president of the National Federation
of Woman's cluhs. Mrs. Moore says
she is not in sympathy with vote
for women and adds: "If a man
wants to accomplish something, no
matter what, how can ho gain sup
port or co-operation for it except by
going into his ward and pulling
political wires. These (club) women
are not bound by political ties, hut
by common ideals and hopes and
alms, all, of which are for the bet
terment of humanity, for the happi
ness of their homes and their chil
dren. I wish women were not asking
for the ballot I wish, there were an
other way for them to accomplish
directly what they are doing in in
direct ways now, but there's no deny
ing it, the best women in the land
seem to want the ballot, feel that it
la their right and there is no use
lamenting it the. ballot will be
theirs soon, very soon."
Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the
New York World, died on heart
failure on board his. yacht "Liberty,"
in the harbor of Charleston, S. C.
Governor Woodrow Wilson is in
Texas and Arkansas. He was greeted
everywhere by large crowds.
Miss Folia La Folletto, daughter
of Senator LaFollette, was married
in Washington city to George Middle
ton, the New York playwright.
THE WOLF, ALSO
"The wolf also shall dwell with
the lamb and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid and the calf and
: the young lion and the fatling to
gether and- a- little child shall lead
In the speech of President Taft
recently", wherein he advised all of
the people to live in peace and im
mediately agree and bring forth good
times, I was reminded of the lan
guage of the prophet Isaiah, wherein
he used the words: "The wolf shall
dwell with the lamb."
The only way, at this age of the
world, that the wolf shall dwell with
the lamb is when the lamb is inside
of the wolf and the same will apply
with the leopard lying down with
the kid. The young" lion would never
be content to lie down with the calf
unless the calf was- inside of the lion.
The great Guggenheim interests and
other trust magnates will never
agree to dwell in peace with the
common people until the common
people have-been swallowed by them;
the great railroad interests and com
binations will never agree to take
the common people to their bosom
and treat them equitably and just;
the great Rockefeller interests,
Standard Oil and other trusts will
never surrender to the common
people nnles they are forced to do
so- by the common people using the
ballot upon them. It has always
been the case that the strong domi
. nated the weak. As matters now
stand in the United States the great
trusts and moneyed combinations
control and supply the transporta
tion and the business of the country.
The banks will never be content to
dwell in harmony with the masses
and treat them equitably unless
forced to do so. President Taft may
mean well, when he advises the
trusts, the moneyed interests and
the great special interests to be good
and to bring abodt better times by
their just treatment of all of the
passengers who are In the boats to
gether but the millennium has not
yet come, the prophecy of Isaiah has
not yet heen fulfilled, the natures of
men and their selfishness has not
changed and the grasp of the rich
and strong over the weak and noor
will continue until such times as, by
law, things are made equal. When
the wolf and the lamb dwell to
gether, the leopard He down with
tne km, the calf and the young Hon
feed together, and a littlo child leads
them, it will bo loner after President
Taft and the present generation have
passed away. The protectionist and
the free trader can not occupy the
same bed; the importer and the ox
porter can not peaceably compromise
their difference; the consumer, the
Wall street money gambler and the
great moneyed interests of this
country can only be harmonized by
laws, to prohibit the trusts and com
binations and the over-reaching of
the weak. The advico of President
Taft can not be accepted and fol
lowed out at this time.
When all of the antagonistic and
discordant elements unite, and be
come harmonious, then the millen
nium will bo here.
JOHN B. HUMPHRIES.
BIGELOW'S GOOD WORK IN OHIO
Special dispatch to the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch: Cincinnati, Oct 7.
While President Taft is touring other
state explaining to the consumers
about his vetoes and occasionally
taking a rap- at the initiative and
referendum and the recall of judges,
it is thought here that he might put
in a littlo time "viewing with alarm"
conditions in his own state.
It is rather more than a possibility
that Ohio will make the initiative
and referendum a part-of its funda
mental law. And there are not
wanting those who predict it will
also adopt a recall measure, although
advocates of that theory are striv
ing to keep it out of the first fight.
Next spring a constitutional con
vention is to be held in accordance
with the constitutional- provision that
one shall be called every 20 years
if the people desire it. Going to that
convention will be a determined, well
organized delegation which will
make a fight for the initiative and
Even the powerful bosses' ma
chines of the state have seen some
thing portentous in this, and one or
two of them already have crept into
line, on the theory the best thing to
do when "you can't beat the other
fellow is to j'ine him." The Cox
machine of Cincinnati has kept out
of the fight, which is a difficult thing
for the Cox machine to do whenever
there is a fight.
Public sentiment has changed un
mistakably in this matter. Three
years ago a proposition ta indorse the
initiative and referendum barely got
a majority vote in the Cincinnati
City club. That organization is now
at the head of the fight for these
The assaults of the independent
press last spring on the. Ohio "black
horse cavalry" the legislative graft
ers and corrupt lobbyists forced the
passage of a resolution that the dele
gates to the- constitutional conven
tion should be nominated by peti
tion only and elected on non-partisan
ballot. Throughout the state the
leading civic bodies seized upon this
opportunity and combined to work
out an agreement on needed reforms.
In Cincinnati some 90 societies are
represented at the weekly gatherings
of the united constitutions commit
tees. These Include social, financial
and labor organizations with several
powerful religious bodies. And the
association is committed to the Ini
tiative and referendum by a unani
mous vote of its membership.
So strong is the sentiment for the
scheme that other matters which
might raise controversy have been
put aside. Herbert S. Bigelow is one
of the most influential persons in the
movement, and BIgelow is an ardent
believer In the recall. But when It
was proposed to indke this a part of
the program. Bicclow onnnanrl fhn
suggestion, saying it would cloud tho
issues and endanger tho whole affair.
In other places tho movement is
spreading. In Columbus thron can
didates in a citizens' movement wore
chosen on tho initiative and referen
dum platform. Tho same thing Is
truo in Toledo and Dayton, whore
the strong Hanley machine has fallon
In Cleveland only has the cam
paign been less successful. There
another organization favors tho ini
tiative and referendum, but would
not make it an integral part of the
now constitution. Tho democrats,
however, have indorsed most of tho
progressive ticket, and Its chances
are fair. The rural voico is expected
to be for the initiative and referen
dum. It is not improbable that Presi
dent Taft will see his native stato
adopt these propositions before an
other year ends, and he may live to
see tho day when his pet aversion,
tho recall of judges, will be part of
tho laws of Ohio.
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