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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Great Britain Meets Hit Viewi on
Conference of Europe.
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Russian Minister Will Remain h, Lon
don Until Thursday.
Wnr Fever that Wit Brouht On aa
Result of Austria Act Lends to
Bellicose Mlnf from
Prince Nlehola.
LONDON. Oct. V2.-M. Iswolsky, the Rus
sian foreign minister, has succeeded tn Im
pressing upon Sir Edward Grey, the British
secretary for foreign affairs, the necessity
that not only should a conference of the
powers be held to settle the crisis In the
near east, but that this should take under
advisement other , questions besides those
Involved In the annexation by Austria of
Bosnia and Herxegovlna and ths declara
tion of Rulgarlan Independence.
This change of front on the part of Great
Britain, which has caused great surprise,
waa announced by the foreign office at
the conclusion of a long conference be
tween Blr Edward Grey and M. Iswolsky
after a meeting of the cabinet In the morn
ing, at which Blr Kd ward set forth the
position he had taken and explained the
views of the Russian foreign minister.
Blr Edward's secretary In making the an
nouncement said:
"It may be affirmed with certainty that
both ministers concur In ths necessity for
a conference and that the pour parlers at
the Foreign office, following as they do
upon the Franco-Russian negotlatlona on
the subject, have smoothed away some of
the difficulties which were In the way. It
is now regarded as probable that the latest
events In the near east also necessitate
the enlarging of the scope cf the questions
to be discussed at the conference."
Conferences to Continue.
Further than this nothing could be as
certained officially as to the questions
M. Iswolsky desires to Include. In fact
It In doubted If It has been decided what
shall be taken up In addition to the two
actions which brought about the crista,
for It was Intimated that the pour parlers
at the British foreign office have not
yet been concluded and may continue for
several days. M. Iswolsky Intended to
leave for Paris on Wednesday, but lie
said today that his departure would not
be possible until Thursday and that he
might remuln In London even longer than
It Is doubted whether Russia Is anxious
to reopen the Dardanelles for the pres
ent. Tor-If this M' tfone 1t most be for
ull nations.' and Russia is not likely to
delro that while Its1 fleet Is so weak.
Beld, other treaties In addition to the
treaty of Berlin would be Involved.
. lie only point In. ' Its previous stand
Great Britain la continuing to insist upon
up. uvtntly is that noi modification of Its
tieuy tf Berlin be permitted without the
ii r.M-nt cf all parties to that treaty and
ut lii proposal ths powers have Instructed
tiielr ambHsaadora at Constantinople to
reaffirm this principle. What end could
U: , served by this la not stated by the
luielgn office, but It can hardly be ex
pected that either Bulgaria or Austrlu-
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lljngary will consent to restore the legal uVKRP(Wb"""!Bohimi.
status In Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herie
govlna before the questions of Inde
pendence and annexation are considered
ts the powers have derided must be done
with respect to Mt Island of Crete.
Servln Heeds Waralag.
The news, receled this morning from
the storm centers in the near east con
firms the belief held In London that the
powers will find a friendly solution of
the crisis which has agitated Kurope for
more than a week. Servta, It Is now
thought, has fallen In line with the other
states directly Interested and ts taking
a more quiet view of the situation.
The teiduMon of the Serv an nat onal
nsemuly passed this morning, which
arroun a rractleally to a vote of confidence
In the government, has taken the matter of
. i,ie- Taft has started on his
campaign tour that will occupy him until
election. He will spend three days In
Ohio. F
W. J. Bryan will begin his three-days
tour through Nebraska today. Page 2
Chairman Hitchcock says that Uie mid
dle western states are safe for Taft and
Sherman and he Is assured by Congress
man McKlnley of the republican con
gressional committee that the lower house
will remain safely republican. Page 1
The republicans of South Dakota have
arranged an elaborate schedule of dates
for campaign speakers between now and
the close of the contest. Pag a
President Roosevelt saya there is no
need for him to take the stump in the
Pittsburg district. Pf 9
Senator Klklns denied there is any en
gagement between his daughter and the
duke of the Abruissi. Tf
Miners of the anthracite region meet
at Scranton and formulate demands for a
new Bcale and other conditions. Pag 1
Justice Mills has prdered Harry Thaw
back to Matteawan pending an appeal to
the state circuit court on the decision
refusing a Jury trial on the question of
his sanity.
The next Transmisslsslppi congress will
be held at Denver. Pi"
Powers of Europe are striving to pre
vent war, but the Servians are In a hostile
mood and desire a contest with Austria.
Page 11
The third of the world's series of base
boil gamea was won by .Detroit by the
score of 8 to 3. Games will be played at
Detroit today and tomorrow. , Par
Hastings' frontier festival. Which opens
Wednesday, promises to be a big success.
Page 3
Emll Russer i of Chaleo was seriously
injured by a man who entered his horn
and fired at htm. Pare 3
Live stock markets. Page 7
Grain markets. Pag T
Stovks and bonds. Pag 7
Port. Arrived Balled.
NEW YORK Caledonia
NKW YOKK Rotterdam
BOSTON Iberian
LONDON Mont rote
HALIFAX Laurentlas
Chairman Hitchcock Says Improve
ment is Noticeable.
Coatatressmam MrKluley Believe the
Lower of Couarre-M Will
Continue of "ante (nmnlrt.
loaAIoney Comes In.
Anthracite Workers Meet to Agree
tpou Request I'pos the
SCRANTON. Pa., Oct 12. A convention
of mine workers from the three anthracite
districts of tho United Mine Workers of
America began here today for the purpose
of formulating demands to be presented to
tho coal operators shortly before the ex
plratlon of the present three-year agree
ment. The agreomont, which is almost
NEW YORK, Oct. 12-That there ts a
decided Improvement in the outlook for
republlcsn success In the middle west as
compared with a month ago was the opinion
expressed by Chairman Hitchcock of the
republican national committee today. Mr.
Hitchcock had Just reached headquarters
here after a week's stay In Chicago.
"The apathy which was apparent In the
middle west a month ago has disappeared,"
said Mr. "Hitchcock, "and reports from re
liable sources lesve no doubt of republican
success In Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Gov
ernor Hughes' speeches were most benefi
cial." Mr. Hitchcock said he can see no Justifi
cation whatever for democratic hope of
success In Ohio. He said-the state as a
whole wll more than offset any local dis
affection and that republican success 1s as
sured. Indiana Safely Republican.
Chairman McKlnley. of the congressional
committee said today that he had heard
from every republican congressional com
mitteeman In Indiana and all reported to
him that Indiana Is certainly safe for the
republican national ticket.
Mr. McKlnley, who represents the con
gressional district adjoining that of
Speaker Cannon, said Illinois will not only
re-elect every republican congressional
candidate, but will give a large major
ity for Taft and Sherman. Mr. McKlnley
said that he had assured Chairman Hitch
cock that the next lower house will be
It was said at headquarters that a num
ber of checks already have been received
id response to a letter recently sent out
by Treasurer Sheldon, requesting funds In
small amounts.
James S. Sherman, republican vice pres
idential candidate, who was at state head
quarters today, brought an encouraging re
port pf political conditions In the middle
west, where he closed a two weeks' speak
ing trip on Friday. With the exception of
three outside dates Mr. Sherman will speak
during the remainder of the campaign In
New York state. Tonight he spoke In East
Orange and Newark, N. J.
Democratic Committeemen Glare Back.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1Z-H. H. Kohlsaat
of Chicago conferred with the president to
day on the political situation in the west
and told him soma interesting stories of
conversations he had heard among labor
ing men In Chicago, telling how they felt
toward the different presidential candi
dates. Mr. Kohlsaat said that he had talked
with the1 editors of three of the leading
newspapers of the country which are sup
porting the candidacy of William J. Bryan.
Two of these editors, he said, had told him
they did not want to see Mr. Bryan elected
and did not enoeet ie could he: "And one
of , these men," continued Mr. Kohlsaat,
"Is a member of the democratic national
strike commission In 1903,
I next.
expires In April
H.avta'. tnt,jd i .war. a.,.iri..Mn.,r ! Identical with the award made by the
oat of th hands of that easily swayed
bodv and ulaced It With the cabinet. Th
member of th cabinet are aware of the Tho executive brd of th districts were
actual condition of aff.lm snrt douhtU.. i ,n session here last week and It la under-
will heed th warning of the powers and ' ,ood they Poetically agreed upon the de
take no rash steps. The powers can, there
for continue their negotiations In the mat
ter of an International conference without
fear of Interruption by an outbreak from
any of tho Balkan state.
Aid from Montenegro.
C'ETTINJE, Montenegro, Oct 12.-Th
Mentem gr n national assembly opened her
today In extraordinary samion. The war
fever, resulting from the annexation by
Austria-Hungary of Bosnia and Hersego
vlna, which already Is running high, has
bten strengthened by a bellicose message
to Parliament from Prince Nicholas, whi
d.clartd that th annexation of thes two
province had inflicted crying wrong
upon th people of Montenegro, and that
th pcupl wtr prepared to sacrifice their
lust drop of blood unlrgs the peaceful en
deavors,, now on foot, resulted In rightinj
this grievance. Th message was received
Hh cheers and other demonstrations of
t'ANKA. Island of Crete, Oct. i:. The
Cretan parliament met this morning and
formally voted the 1 union of the Uland
with Greece. Th Moslem delegates were
not present.
ervlans la Warltk Mood.
BERLIN. Oct. U.-The Lokal Anseiger
today publishes a dispatch from Belgrade
saying that Bervian customs officials, on
the frontier, have taken forcible possession
of A Hungarian customs house and that the
peopl of Belgrade have burned another
Austrian flag on th public square.
According to this communication, Servian
customs officer from th town of Bhabats,
on th 6v. went over to th Uland of
Bajuklits, which Is Hungarian territory,
and drov out from th settlement there
between thirty and forty Hungarian cus
toms mployes by threatening them with
armed force. Th Servian then took po
Mlon of th Hungarian customs station,
which they continue to hold. They have
ben re'n forced by Servian gendarmes,
'iti peopl of Shabat ar celebrating this
event Joyfully.
A band of Servian demonstrators boarded
aa Austrian steamer at Belgrade, tor dowa
th national flag and carried It t ta
th4r Kjuar. wber it was burned.
mands that will bo laid befor the mine
owners. These demands will be placed be
fore the convention now tn session for rati
fication after which a scslo committee will
be appointed with power to negotiate with
the operataors. The convention will be
held behind closed doors. While there has
ben no official Information given out.
It Is believed the miners will not ask for
a general Increase tn wages, but will de
mand adjustments where they claim the
present agreement was violated and wages
reduced. '
The miners In the southern coal field de
sir to hava an understanding as to what
constitutes a car of coal. Th miners say
ths bosses demand that they put fifteen
Inches of coal above the water level of the
cars. Th men Insist that it is Impossible
to keep fifteen Inches of "topping" on the
cars, as It Is shaken down while on the
way to the breaker.
An eight-hour day for all employes will,
it Is said, be one of the principal demsnds.
Government Measures Will Occupy
Attention of Lawmakers In
LONDON, Oct. 12. The autumn session
of the British Parliament was opened
today. The entire ten weeks of the sitting
will be taken up with consideration of gov
ernment measures, the most Important of
which is the licensing bill. This measure
will pass the House of Commons, but tn
the House of Lords It will be either thrown
out or amended, and the controversy of
lost year between the two houses thus will
be renewed. It Is believed that an agree
ment will be reached with respect to the
education Mil, and that this measure, being
quickly psesed, will make way for the In
troduction of another Irish land bill, as
well at measure dealing with the problem
of the unemployed.
The women suffragists and the unem
ployed are keeping the precinct of parlia
ment lively this aftternoon, although their
grsat efforts ar being reserved for to
morrow evening. A strong force of police,
mounted and on foot, Is ktsvtng the
crowds moving.
At the Instance of the government sum
monses were Issued this morlng for Mrs.
Pankhuist, Sirs. Drummond and Miss
Christian Pankhurst, three of the most
militant of the suffragist leaders, for hav
ing appealed to the public to help them
rush the House of Commons tomorrow.
These three women have Issued a de
fiance of the government. Mr. Pankhurst
announced this afternoon that they would
refuse to obey th summonses and that -if
the police wanted them they would have
to come and take them.
Senator Say Report Danarhter la to
Wed Dike of the Ahruasl
Is Vnfoanded.
PITTSBl'RG. Pa.. Oct. ll.-In sn authori
tative statement to th Associated Press
today, I'nlted States Senator Stephen B.
Klklns of West Virginia branded an al
leged Interview accredited to his wife to
the effect that there was no engagement
between Miss Catherine Klklns and th
duke of Abruzsi. In an emphatic manner,
Senator Klklns said that neither his wife
nor himself could give such an interview,
for the simple reason that It wu Impos
sible to deny something that did not exist.
Senator EJklns talked to the Associated
Press over th long distsnre telephone
from Elkins, W. Vs., and was much exer
cised over th numerous wild report, pub
lished from time to time, concerning the
alleged engagement ut his daughter to the
Italian nobleman.
There Is do foundation for th many
reports," he ssld. "Neither In Kurope nor
In America has any announcement of on
engagement been mad. Thar I no n-gagement."
Republican Candidate Begins Three
Dayi' Trip in Natire State,
Senator Smith of Michigan and Con
gressman Taylor in Party.
Mot of Day Spent in Towns and
Smaller Cities.
The Man Why, it took that one off just as easy I just put it up like ! 0-o-o-p! There goes another I
From the Minneapolis Journal.
American Meat Packers Convene
Justice Mill of New York Supreme
Court Isasues This
WHITE PLAINS, N. T., Oct. U-Harry
K. Thaw will have to remain in the Stat
Hospital for th Criminal Insane at Mat
teawan now until th court of appeals shall
decide whether he Is entitled to a hearing
before a Jury ' to determine the question of
his sanity.
Justice Mills of th supreme court re
fused a week or two ago to grant the
application of Thaw's counsel for a Jury
trial on th sanity question and decided
to hear the ease himself. Th hearing was
fixed for todsy. When Thaw was brought
Into court his mother and several relatives
wer present. The prisoner' counsel again
moved for a Jury trial and when this was
Pdenled asked that Thaw be discharged
from custody on the charge that the jury
In th last trial for murder did not find
him lnsanev This also waa denied. Thaw's
counsel then declared that they had ap
pealed to th New Tork tat court of
appeals from the decision refusing a Jury
trial and that until th higher court had
given a decision they would submit no
evidence on th question of Thaw's sanity.
Justice Mills said there was no other al
ternative than for Thaw to be returned
to Matteawan asylum and h was ordered
to be returned to that Institution.
District Attorney Jerome of New Tork,
who withdrew from th rase when Justice
Mills refuted to transfer It to New Tork,
did not appear in court today.
Executive Committee Shows Organ
lsatlon Co-Onerif-ij with fed- .
eral Uorersmet -Mest.Ia
iteetlon Law,
CHICAGO, Oct. 11 The third annual con
vention of the American Meat Packers'
association opened here today, with dele
gates present from all parts of the United
States. The meeting was called to order
by President James S. Agar of this city.
In his address President Agar psld his
compliments to the so-called "muckraker,"
saying that "prodding an Industry, In
which we are engaged, in the ribs with a
sharp stick has In the past been a highly
exhilarating pastime for certain people,
but Instead of correcting evils, which In a
great majority of cases existed only in the
willing Imagination of the author, a serious
and lasting Injury was Inflicted on the
commerce of our country."
The executive committee In Its report,
which was heartily endorsed by the con
vention, stated that during the las year
the association had taken an active Interest
In all of the Industrial movements which
tended to bring the Industries In a closer
relationship with the federal government
and that members of the association had
furnished valuable information to the com
mission appointed by President Roosevelt,
which conferred with a similar commis
sion from France for the purpose of ex
pediting trade between the two notions.
The committee also reiterated Its endorse
ment of the meat Inspection law, to which
It gave approval at the last convention.
Becretary of Agriculture James Wilson
and lr. A. D. Melvln, also of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, are expected to ad
dress 'the convention. Secretary Wilson
will probably reach here tomorrow.
Record of Republican Party
Divorce of Thaw's Sister Will Cot Off
Supply of Heady
LONDON, Oct. 12.-By an order of tho
divorce suit Issued this afternoon all the
rights and Interests of the earl of Yar
mouth under the financial settlement made
prior to the earl's marriage to Miss Alice
Cornelia Thaw In Pittsburg on April 27,
1908 are extinguished. According to counsel,
the financial settlement amounted to ttiUO,
fco. This sum was settled upon Miss Thaw
for life. If she di-d before the earl the
sum of laiO.COO was to pass to him. The
settlement also gave the earl an income
of 160,000 a y.'ar from the date of the wed
ding. The earl made no opposition to the
court's order. According to the counsel the
sum settled on the earl at this time
amounted to aoo,000.
Throe Hurt la Hlot.
FAIRMONT. W. Va.. Oct. 12.-Thre men
ur dying and ten ar suffering from more
or less serious wounds as a result of a
riot between miners and outside men nt
Enterprise, nln tulles from here, last
Executive tonamlttee of Transmis
slsslppi Con areas Makes
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 11-The execu
tlce committee of the Transmisslsslppi
Commercial congrea has decided to hold
th next meeting of the congress which Is
scheduled for 19(0 in Denver.
Th committee has elected officer aa
follows: Chairman, Col. Ike T. Pryor, San
Antonio, Texas; vice chairman, 8. F. Dut
ton, Denver; secretary Arthur F. Francis,
Cripple Creek, Colo.; treasurer, James
C. Dahlman. Omaha.
PI agree Yacht Recovered.
CHICAGO, Oct. 11 A yacht owned by
H. 8. i'mgree of Detroit, Mich., eon of the
former governor of MIchlKan. afw-r being
torn from Its moorings snd blown out Into
the lake her today was rescued bv a life
saving crew. It had a crew of three men
aboard and wa drifting before the gale
when discovered by th lokout. The yacht
was brought back to th harbor without
much damage, it left Detroit two weeks
ago for the trip through th canal and
down th Mississippi to th "
LINCOLN, Oct. 12. (Special.) In an address to the people of the state
of Nebraska Governor Sheldon has set forth the deeds done by the republican
party during the last two years and asks that these performances be placed
beside the dmocratlc promises of the past and present. He appeals to the peopta
of Nebraska to stand by the new deal and the party and the men who stead-
fjtstlyTVttfc honesty pf purposa nd. wttaout malic, hae done so much for
the' common cause of good government Governor Sheldon's statement is as
follows: f
LINCOLN. Nob., Oct. 12, 1908. To the People of Ne
braska: I submit for serious consideration the following state
ment showing what the republican party under the present
administration has done in Nebraska since 1906 for good gov
ernment and the public welfare.
Reduced the state debt from $1,917,000 to $600,000.
Reduced passenger fares to 2 cents a mile.
Reduced express rates 25 per cent.
Reduced freight rates on grain, live stock, fruit, lumber
and coal 15 per cent.
Saved shippers and passengers in reduced rates $6,000,
000, without reducing wages of employes or preventing reason
able earnings on capital invested.
Increased the value of railroad property for purpose of
geenral taxation $5,654,441.
Increased the value of railroad psperty for municipal
taxes in cities and villages, by means of terminal taxation law.
Passed an act to prevent corrupt lobbying and corrupt
practices affecting legislation. f
Abolished the free pass evil by enacting and enforcing
the anti-pass law.
Enacted a state-wide primary law requiring political par
ties to nominate their candidates, including congressmen and
United tSates senators, by direct vote of the people.
Controlled railroads and fixed rates through the railway
Put an end to rebates and discriminations In transporta
tion of freight and passengers.
Compelled the railroad companies to got permission from
the railway commission before changing rates.
Established the right of the state to enjoin corporations
from violating state laws to the Injury of the public.
Puaced telephone, telegraph, express and street railway
companies under the supervision and control of the railway
Stopped the sale of short-weight packages and adulterated
food, by enacting and enforcln gthe pure food law.
Increased the rate of interest on stats funds deposited In
banks 1 per cent.
Increased the state revenue by fees Imposed on foreign
and domestic corporations $40,000.
Increased the rate of Interest on bond Investments of tha
permanent school funds one-half of 1 per cent, or $10,930 a
year on investments since January, 1907.
Abolished speculation in unpaid stats warrants 'and In
creased the permanent school funds with the Interest thereon.
Kept the state Institutions in a first class condition, pro
vided the best of care for the wards of the state and managed
the institutions economically.
Passed and sustained in court a law to prevent unfair dis
crimination In trade for the purpose of driving a competitor
out of business.
Made railways liable to employes for Injuries resulting
from negligence of fellow-eervanta and other employes and re
pealed the statutory provlblon limiting to $5,000 the amount
recoverable for death by wrongful act.
This is the record briefly given of legislation and admin
istration during the last two years through the republican
party. All this has been done in the interest of the people of
this state. The republican pfrty continues to stand for those
things in legislation and administration which will promote
good government and prohibit any person or corporations
from enjoying special privileges at the expense of the public.
Our concern is to deal with all questions as they arise In a way
that will best promote and conserve the general welfare of our
state. There shall be no retreat.
I ask that the record of the republican party of deeds done
In this state during the last two yearsbe placed for consider
ation beside the democratic promises of the past and the pres
ent and appeal to the people of this state to stand by the new
deal and for the party and the men who steadfastly, with
honesty of purpose and without malice, have done so much for
the common cause of good government.
ithunlaam Compare Favorably With
That Displayed During; CandU
date's Trio Through
the w est. ,j j
ZANESVILLE, O., Oct. 12.-Judge Taffs
first half day of campaigning In Ohio has
demonstrated that political Interest Is
fairly aroused. He made ten short
speeches before reaching this city, where
he spoke at length on the labor question.
The audiences have been very large at
nearly every stop, the Interest good ami
the enthusiasm compares favorably with
that encountered by the candidate on hi
western trip. Mr. Taft has talked of re
publican good times and democratic hard
times to farmers. He told the, people of
Crooksvllle and Rosevlll, where ar lo
cated great pottery plants, that th tariff
on that product ought to be made higher.
Part of the Journey wa through demo
cratic territory, where Mr. Taft asked
what there was In the republican rule of
the last twelve year to make anyon de
mand a change.
Two Dnr More In Ohio.
CINCINNATI. O., Oct. 12.-Willlm II.
Taft left this city at 7 o'clock this morning
for a continuous campaign tour on the road
until election night. For three days he will
devote his attention to his home state. The
itinerary today includes speeches at Mor
row, Wilmington, Washington Courthouse,
Circlevllle, Lancaster, New Lexington,
Zanesvllle, Cambridge, New Comerstown.
Canal Dover, Massllon and Akron.
Mr. Taft will in this trip, which Is largely
through the rural districts of th state,
make speeches to farmers, giving, as he
has done In the paat, his reasons why the
republican policy of protection should be
chosen rather than th democrutlc tariff
Ohio People Are Satisfied.
Oct. 12. In the short speech he delivered
before S o'clock this morning to the resi
dent of Morrow and repeated here a little
late Judge Taft demonstrated that his
voice la In excellent condition for the three
week of constant campaigning he has un
dertaken. He talked about the better time
under republican' than under democratio
rule and hi audience told him In turu that
it did not want a change. .William Alden
Smith, United State nutor from Michi
gan, who Is to speak with Mr. Taft In Ohio,
told the crowd that Michigan would give
th republican party 80,000 plurality. Mr.
Jesse Taylor, nominee for congress, pre
sented Mr. Taft as "th next president of
the United States."
'Ladies and Gentlemen: The next con
gressman from the Sixth district." replied
Judge Taft, and then added, "One good
turn deserves another."
'If you want to get any good out of a
president," he continued, "you have got to
give him Instruments to work with; you
have got to give him a congress amenuhle
to persuasion and discipline, if you elect
Mr. Taylor and myself, as I believe you
will, we will work together focVour good."
Candidate nt Bnllnu.'
At Ballna, the workers on the Taft train
begun to warm up In tamest. "With wheat,
corn and oat at their present prices, here
Is the man to elect president, and malnta'n
these prices," ejaculated Mr. Taylor, a
soon as the train had stopped and the
hundreds of persons there had surrounded
the rear platform. . As he finished the ien
tence, Mr. Tuykr gave Judge Taft a vigor
ous slap on tho shoulder.
As Judge Tuft concluded a brief address
and Introduced Senator Smith, some enj
said: "Judge, Just say a wonl to tho child
ren," of whom there were many In th
"My dear children," smilingly remarked
the ctindldato, "you don't vote now, but
some duy you will and I hope that when
yoj do the girls will vote as well as the'
"I want to say a word to th children,"
declared Senator Smith. "The war. of the
rebellion wa fought by children. There
were 2,000 boys In the union army under
14 years of age. There were S4t,000 under
16. l.lM.OuO under 18 year, and !,lt&,00
under 21 years of age, while in that army
were but 618,000 men over 23 years of age."
At the conclusion of this statement, Mr.
Smith proposed three cheers for Taft.
which were given with great enthusiasm
Farmer Present Gourd.
LANCASTER, O., Oct. 12.-Besldes a
large bouquet, a gourd with th name
Taft" grown on the aide was handed to
Mr. Taft as he stood on the platform of his
car at Washington court house. One large
chrysanthemum, the gift of a little girl,
bore a card Inscribed "for the next presi
dent, one chrysanthemum from Viola, one
vote from papa, one vote from uncle, and
God' blessing from all of us."
At New Holland, the Tuft special began
its Journey across the famous Pickaway
Plains, which Mr. Vorys described as the
greatest stronghold of democracy In th
The candidate made his speech with tliil
fact In mind. After he hud concluded speak.
Ing, he stepped down on the lower step of
his car and shook hands with the hun
dreds In his audience.
peerh at Circlevllle.
Judge Taft spoke as follows st Circle
vllle: "Ladles and Gentlemen of Circlevllle and
Pickaway Plains: It Is very pleasant to me
on this beautiful October morning td say a
word or two on the issues of the campaign
which ts to be ended on the third of Novem
ber. You are In the center of one of the
richest agricultural districts of Ohio and
of the com. try. If you can find any reason
why under the existing administration of
Theodore Roosevelt or under that of Pres
ident McKlnley you should ak a change
from the policies under which the farming
community has been made more prosperous
than ever In the history of the country, I
would like to have it stated.
"If there la anything In the moral stand
ard, on the polltlcul sagacity, In the results
of the present republican administration
which ought to msk you objeot to Its cos-