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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. .XXXVIII NO.107.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHNIN9, OCTOBER 21, 1008 TEX PACES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
AMERICANS IN TOKIO
Emperor of Japan' X VeS Officers
of Battleshiv ..
BRILLIANT FUNCTION KLkZY.
Empress Shakes ftands vf vtrj
SUMMARY OF TtlE BEE
Wednesday, October 21, 1008.
MURDER BY NIGHT RIDERS
CLOSING THE FIGHT
Prominent Tennessee Men Taken from
Hotel and Killed.
Judge Taft to Speak in Indiana, Ohio
and New York.
One of Visitors.
SPERRY ' PRESENTS MESSAGE
Greeting Good .wl Cabled by
- President Roosevelt.
REPLY OF EMPEROR CORDIAL
H' llopM that Ulstoric Helatlon of
'"M Understanding Mar Loi(
lonllBit Reception la l-'ol-leveed
TuKIO. Oct. 30. -The molt significant
event of the visit of the American fleet to
Japan took place today when Rear Admiral
Spefry, lil flag, officers and tbe captains
ami comrr..inors (if the sixteen battleships
were presented to the emperor and empress
under circumstances evidencing a radical
departure from all court precedents In order
to do favors to the Americana. That It was
the most brilliant function that the palace
h.ts ever known is 4-euchod for by those
who have been attached to the court of the
umparor of Japan for many years. The em
perur assumed a most cordial manner and
tho etuprena shook hands with every officer.
To OiH message from President Roosevelt
delivered by Admiral Bperry, the emperor
responded, ss follows:
"Admiral Sperry,' It affords me especial
pleasure to welcome you as the repre
sentative of the American navy and to re
ceive through you from your respected
prcHldent his very friendly message. I re
iicat you to assure the president that I
moot sincerely sppreclnte and most cor
dially reciprocate his sentiments of friend
ship and Hood will. It Is a source of pro
found satisfaction to mo that the most
cordial relations of regard and good corre
spondence exist between Japan and thi
United States, and my thanks are due to
the president for affording my subjects by
your visit an opportunity to give new proof
of their sincere attachment for your coun
trymen. I also wish you to convey to the
president this message:
" 'Tho historic relations of good under
standing and genuine friendship with the
United States I count as a valid heritage
of my reign and It shall be In the future,
as It has been In the past, my constant
aim and desire to weld the ties of amity,
uniting the .two countries Into Indissoluble
bends of good neighborhood and perfect ac
cord.' "I trust the same success that has so fnr
attended your voyage may still be with
you to the end."
Mrsaac Is av 8arrla.
The. exebjang of oieseagea between Presi
dent Roosevelt 'arrd' the emptror was evi
dently planned as a surprise. When the
president, message was received Its evi
dent cordial tone was at once accepted as
the highest official endorsement of the
lieaieful mission and friendly spirit with
which the fleet left the Atlantic and la now
visiting Japan, hence the unusual tone of
the emperor's reply, wlrteh has been pub
lished here, was understood Immediately as
Indicating that the entente between Amer
ica and Japan, although unwritten, was
most sincere and real.
The procession of carriages conveying the
officers of the fleet to the palace through
the streets lined with cheering multitudes
was most Imposing. When the spacious
grounds opposite tho approach to the pal
ace, what Is known as tho "double bridge,"
was reached the enthusiasm reached Us
height. Only a select few Japanese have
ever visited these grounds and few Indeed
have ever been given an audience by the
Arriving Into the palace, the visitors were
ushered Into the great audience hall, where
tlie admirals were Introduced by the
American ambassador. Thomas J. O'Brien, J
who, with Admiral Sperry, was Invited to
etitsr the emperor's room, where the mes
sage from President Roosevelt, which, of
couise, had already been submitted to the
emperor. was read. This was translated,
and the emperor replied:
Officer Are Presented.
The emperor and Admiral Sperry then
re-entered the audience hall, the emperor
standing at one end of the room, Admiral
Biierry on his left and an interpreter on
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the right. Rear Admlra ta r hen ap-
proach.d and presented the officer. i of hi. .
squadron. The same rt'ram " . J I
by Rear Admiral. Sc "d a'"- I
wna,ll eat n aunurai laaina m
the side of the commander-in-chief of he i
American fleet. The whole scene waa re
peated In another magnificent room, where
the empress stood and received tho ad
mirals and other officers of the fleet.
"Hie presentation .ss followed by an
elaborate luncheon, at which forty-five per
sons were present, the emperor occupying
a poal'lon at the center of the table, with
Rear Admiral Sperry sitting opposite him,
tho officers oil both shies being graded
down according to rank, with the Japanese
and American officers Intermixed. The
table was magnificently decorated and the
menu service was most elaborate.
At the end of the meal, the emperor re
tired, meeting Rear Admiral Bperry at the
door and bade him a most cordial farewell,
and presented him with a magnificent sll
er vase. As the emperor retired, the
American and Japanese officers also left.
This afternoon the officers of the Ameri
can and Japanese fleets, the visiting dele
gation of raclflo coast business men and
their ladles, and many of the most promi
nent iltliens of Toklo. numbering In all
alKiut l.uifl, was entertained at a garden
party at Asano. Tonight the naval officers
were the guests of the naval clubs at a
reception given by Vice Admiral Salto, the
Japanese minister of marine, and at which
the scenes of yesterday evening were re
produced. Only officer, of the American
and Japane.e navle. and the foreign am
ba.sador. nd ministers wera Invited.
There are festivities In every direction In
Yokohama and Toklo for the men of the
American fleet, who are hugely enjoying
their visit to Japan.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 36 The following
la the text of President Roosevelt's mes
sage to Rear Admiral Bperry for trans
mittal to the emperor of Japan:
"Bperry, riehlp Connecticut, Yokohama
Convey to Ms majesty, the emperor of Ja
aa. my best wishea for hi. continued
good health and happiness and that of all
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Judge Taft expressed himself on labor
problems In hla speeches In West Vir
ginia, yesterday. . Par 1
President Roosevelt gives expression of
his views upon the Philippines In an ar
ticle In The Outlook. Page X
The Mohonk Indian conference Is In ses
sion at Lake Mohonk, N. Y. Page fl
Ktatlstlta reveal the production of oil
was greater than ever last year and tho
price was higher. P4T 1
A filing In the federal court at St.
Louis, Is that poker debts, urged as lia
bilities by a Des Moines man, are not
valid. Pairs 1
Forest fires have again revived In the
east and north. Page 1
Night riders committed cold-blooded mur
der upon two prominent men of northern
Tennessee. Pag 1
Numerous Omaha men were winners In
the land drawing at Dallas. Pag 1
An Irate Kansas City father Is going to
law because a teacher pasted court plaster
over his boy's mouth. Page 1
Rear Admiral Sperry presented to the
emperor of Japan the message of friend
ship ent by President RooHevelt and was
given a cordial greeting In return In a
function that will be memorable In
Toklo. Pg 1
Paraguay Is reported to be In the ut
most distress financially. Pag a
Kaiser Wllhelm opened the Prussian
Parliament yesterday. Page a
AuHtrlans detain a Montenegrin general
while he Is enroute to Belgrade. Page a
It la reported the dowager queen of
Italy has given consent to tbe marriage
of the duke of the Abruzzl to the daugh
ter of Senator Klklns. le a
Local democrats criticise Mayor Dahl
man for tits frankness In talking about
demand of Bryanites for 15,000 subscrip
tion from brewerlea. Pag 0
Commercial club will advertise cheap
ness of living In Omaha an Inducement
for convention to come here. Page 5
Emll Ruser of Sarpy county decides to
prosecute his wife on charge of attempt
to shoot him, and is preparing to apply
for a divorce. Pas' 3
"Uncle" Joe Redman has plan backed
by park board to establish an Ice skating
rink at Cut Off lake next winter. Pag a
COUMZBCIAXi AMD IMDTJSTJtLaX.
Live stock markets. Pag 7
Grain markets. Pag 7
Stocks and bonds. Peg- 7
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Port Arrlrtd. Sailed.
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PLYMOI TH Praaldant Lincoln Pratorla.
MORE OIL AND HIGHER CHARGE
This Is Statistical Revelation of Pe
troleum Production In
WASHINGTON. Oct. SO. The petroleum
production' of the United 8tates In 1907,
say geological survey reports Issued tcday,
was characterised by a total output far
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paralleled accumulation of stocks. In spite
The acnsatlor! development, were the
great ImTeaae in the new Illinol. field and
gether with Increase In both quantity and
price lr. California. The total product was
166,n95..ti3 barrels In 1M7, an Increase over
19oS of 3!.t1.39u barrels, or more than the
total product of any year up to 19. Thi
tctal value Increased fiom S92.4M.73C In 19u
to 120,1G.'.79 in 19U7. 'Die average price
decreased only slightly.
During 19J7 a total of 18.Stf.69l barrels of
oil were corsumed as fuel by the rail
roads of the I'nlted States, as against IS.
657.877 barrels in 1906. Most of the oil con
sumed was crude oil.
FOREST FIRESAGAIN REVIVED
Uale In "Woo" District Brine Flames
Into I. If and Many Lives
8AULT STB. MARIE. Mich., Oct. 30.-A
gale which is blowing from the southeast
today has revived the forest fires In
Chippewa county to greater fury. Then
are bad fires reported from Canada, with
many homesteaders driven from the woods.
JAMESTOWN. Pa.. Oct. M.-The forest
fires throughout the Allegheny mountains
are spreading rapidly today and conditions
are report d alarming. The eastern slope
of the mountain, is ablase for several
miles and a number of villages are threat
ened with destruction.
PLASTER OVER BOY'S MOUTH
Irnte Kansas City Father Will Find
tint If This is Legal Pun
ishment. KANSAS CITY. Oct. SO. -A warrant has
been issued for the arrest of Mis. Edith
Wirt, a grade school teacher In Kansas
City, Kan., because she pasted a strip of
court plaster across the llpa of Harvey
Qallawky, a -year-old pupil, who talked
too much In school. The warrant was
sworn out by the boy's father and charges
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MOTIVE NEW LAW ON FISHING
sheriff of Obion County In Pnrsnlt
nnd Battle with Posse May He
anlt Threatening Let
t'NION CITY. Tenn., Oct. 20. Colonel R.
Z. Taylor, aged W years, and Captain Quln
ten Rankin, both prominent attorneys of
Trenton, Tenn., were taken from Ward's
hotel at Walnut Ixig, Tenn.. fifteen miles
from here, at midnight last night by
masked night riders and murdered. Cap
tain Rankin's body wns found this morning
riddled with bullets and hanging from a
tree one mile from the hotel.
Kfforts to locate the body of Colonel Tay
lor have been futile thus far, nut It Is be
lieved that he was slso killed.
Sheriff Eastwood of Obion county and a
posse of armed men left Union City this
morning for the scene of the murder.
These men are determined to arrest those
guilty of the crime and If they meet any
of the night riders it is expected that a
pitched battle will be fought. Sheriff
Haynes of Lake county Is also on his way
to the scene with a rosse from Tlptonvllle.
The troub'e which resulted In the death
of Captain' Rankin and the probable murder
of Colonel Taylor waa caused by the pas
sage of an act hji the legislature regulittng
fishing In Reelfoot lake, a short distance
from Walnut Log. Night rider disturb
ances over the same matter oocurred about
a year ao. Ever since then Colonel Tay
lor and Captain Rankin have been In con
stant receipt of threatening letter, to
which they paid little heed.
Mr. Ward, the manager of the Ward ho
tel at Walnut Log, telephoned Bid Wad
dell, a stockholder In the West Tennessee
Land company, stating that about twenty
five night riders came to his hotel at mid
night last night
How Deed Was Done.
According to this report the night riders
lined up outside the hotel, pulled out their
revolvers and called Colonel Taylor and
Captain Rankin. The two men did not sus
pect trouble and came down Immediately.
As the attorneys passed Into the front
yard of the hotel the night riders covered
them with their revolvers. Before Captain
Rankin and Colonel Taylor had an oppor
tunity to retire they were surrounded and
seised. They were put on horses behind
nipht riders and carefully guarded.
The night riders then quietly took up
their march from the hotel, turning down
the road toward Reelfoot lake. Quests at
the hotel In a few moments lost the sounds
of hoof beats and nothing more was heard
of the fate of Captain Rankin and Colonel
Taylor until this morning.
Proceeding to the edge of Reelfoot lake
the night 'riders pulled out a rope with
which they had provided themselves and
placed the noose about Captain Rankin's
Examination of the scene pf the murder
failed to reveal evidence of any struggle.
Captain Rankin waa strung up from a
limb on the bank of the lake for the fish
ing privilege of which he had contended
with the night riders. The marked men
then stepped back and opened fire on the
hanging body, riddling It with bullets.
R. Z. Taylor waa the father of the Van
derbllt foot ball star, Illllsman Taylor, who
was married to Miss Katherlne Taylor, the
daughter of Senator Robert L. Taylor, last
fall. One of R. Z. Taylor's sons Is Don
Taylor, a traveling salesman for the Sim
mons Hardware company of St. Louis.
Captain Rankin was a prominent lawyer of
Trenton. He commanded a company In the
Spanish-American war end served In the
Witnesses Death of Partner.
Colonel Taylor waa evidently alive at
this time and witnessed the murder of his
Leaving the corpse of Captain Rankin
hanging on the bank of the lake, the night
riders took Colonel Taylor to another spot.
Search near Captain Rankin's body has
failed to reveal a trace of Colonel Taylor.
The trouble between inhabitants on the
banks of Reelfoot lake and Colonel Tay
lor and Captain Rankin originated several
years ago when the two latter men Incor
porated and organized the West Tennessee
They bought Reelfoot lake from nonresi
dent property owners and Immediately
made regulations of their own concerning
fishing privileges. The lake separates Obion
(Continued on Second Page.)
Questions Bryan Did Not Answer
When Mr. Bryan was touring Nebraska
two years ago, begging the voters to sup
port the democratic ticket and laying his
plans for his campaign of the present year,
his brother-in-law, T. S. Allen, waa the
chairman of the state comndttee. Just as
he had been for years, and Is now. At
that time the republican party of Nebraska
wss pledged to bring about certain reforms
In Nebraska, among them the passage of
a railroad terminal taxation law. Brother-ln-Law
Tom wrote this letter to the demo
cratic and populist editor of the state,
urging them to aid the railroads In de
feating the law. Mr. Bryan waa 'hen
asked If he stood for the course pursued
by hi. brother-in-law and state chxlrman
on the railroad question, and Ignored the
questions. It Is reasonable to presume that
Mr. Bryan endorsed Mr. Allen's course, for
he has never publk-lv criticised It, but, on
the contrary, has made him chairman again
of the democratic state committee, and Mr.
Allen Is directing Mr. Bryan's campaign
The fact that Governor Sheldon aided, as
far as he could, in the passage of the law,
and has since been active in securing Its
proper enforcement, naturally turn, the
railroad thought to his demo. -populist op
ponent, Mr. Shallenberger, in whose inter
ests Tom Allen wrote the letter two year,
ago. The railroad Influence waa In favor
of Shallenberger at that time, ai.d Mr.
Bryan knew It. It Is in favor of Shallen
berger now, and Mr. Bryan knows it, but
Is silent. Are the people of Nebraska veil
ing to reward the efforts of 'he lepubllcan.
to secure the taxation of railroad rnperty
by voting for the democratic nominee?
It will be noticed that the taw Blair
Pilot Is at work this year trying tJ elU
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, democrat, a. the
congressman from tbe Second Nebraska els-trlct.
From the New York World.
MITCHELL OBJECTS TO POSTER
Labor Leader Says His Position on
Politics is Misrepresented.
INTERVIEW NOT AUTHORIZED
Telearram Given Wide Circulation
Telling; Hla Friends How to
Vote for President Is
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INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 30. John Mitchell,
former president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, today furnished the fol
lowing statement to the Associated Press:
During the last few days I have received
numerous Inquiries from secretaries of our
local unions in reference to a poster con
taining an enlarged likeness of myself,
below which is printed what purports to he
an Interview with me bearing on the pres
ent political situation. Some of these let
ters are written In a spirit of criticism,
while others are commendatory and request
that additional posters be mailed for dis
tribution. It Is obvious that these posters have
been received by many if not all the secre
taries of our local unions; It Is apparent
that at least some of our members be
lieved that they were sent out by me, and
the assumption Is that T am attempting
to dictate, or at least Influence, the man
ner In which our members should vote.
In order to remove any misunderstanding
that may exist, I take this means of in
forming our members that I have not
mailed or authorized anyone else to mail
to any member or official or anyone else
any poster contanlng my likeness or giving
expression to my political views, except as
these are given In a circular authorized by
the executive council of the American Fed
eration of Labor.
Telegram la Forarery.
Only a short time ago a weekly paper
published In Buffalo published what pur
ported to be a telegram signed by me, de
claring unequivocally for one of the presi
dential candidates and with equal em
phasis voicing opposition to another. The
telegram, which has been given wide circu
lation, waa not written by me or by my
authority. I never saw It or heard of it
until It appeared In the columns of the pub
lication referred to.
I have borne patiently with this misrepre
sentation! ami nave hesitated to say any-
(Continued on Second Page.)
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I enclose you herewith cop of an editorial which appeared,
In the Blair Pilot, a repuolloan paper. I think this la good stuff
and If you oan find spaoe for it or freae up an editorial in your
own language oonveylng the aaae Idea It will be effective.
The republican platfora hae a 'Terminal Taxation" plank that,
will give to Omaha the benefit of all the terminal taxee Instead of
distributing the aaae out over the entire etate aa la now dor.e. If
the republloan platform la enaoted Into law It will mean that every
town la the etate will lose their proportionate ehare of the railroad
taxes and that Omaha will be the beneficiary. The Omaha Bee hae
already pledged ninety republloan oandldatee la the legislature on
thle proposition. A The other republloan candidate, refuted to give
their aasent to the scheme.. I think this le Important.
J cure truly
WHO SAID ' ' DOUGH "t
THAW WRIT IS DISMISSED
Judge Yon n si Enters Order at Pitts
burg nnd He Will Not Leave
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 2a The writ of
habeas corpus and testificandum recently
Issued by United State Judge Archibald of
Scranton, Pa., against Superintendent
Lamb of the New York State Hospital for
the Criminal Insane, which ordered the
presence In this city of Harry K. Thaw,
slayer of Stanford White, to testify in
bankruptcy proceedings, was dismissed this
afternoon by United States Judge James
8. Young of this district
This means that Thaw will not be brought
to thia city for the present at least.
Judge Young said that there was no ne
cessity of bringing the prisoner away from
his proper place of confinement into this
district. He said If his evidence is neces
sary his depositions can be taken without
bringing Thaw here. The writ must there
fore be quashed, he said, and the petlton
dlsmlsseed with costs.
It Is Intimated by Thaw's counsel that
they will appeal from Judge Young's de
cision to the United States circuit court of
RECEIVER ISJJOJ DISTURBED
Jnda-e (irosscnp Denies Petition of Mi
nority Stockholders of
Strav board Company.
CHICAGO, Oct. 20. Judge Grosscup in
the United States circuit court today de
nied the petition of minority stockholders
of the American Strawboard company for
the removal of Receiver Sidney Mitchell.
A similar petition was refused by the federal
court In New Jersey recently. The court
ordered, however, that the present rela
tions of the accounts between the Straw
board concern and the United Boxboard
and Paper company, for both of which
concerns Mr. Mitchell Is receiver, be not
disturbed. The court made it plain that he
was not passing on the accounts of the two
enterprises, nor the act. of Receiver
Mitchell, but held, however, that no suffi
cient ground had been shown for the re
moval of the receiver.
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SLUSH FUND TO BDI PAPERS
Bryanite Boodle Will Go Into Coffers
of Purchasable Organ's.
DEMOCRATS DEAL WITH SHEETS
Lincoln Journal nnd News and Omaha
Dully Newa Reported to Have
Sold Their Columns
to Tom Allen.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 20 (Special.) The demo
cratic state committee has bought space In
some near republican newspapers and be
ginning the first of the week this boughten
pace will be filled with matter advocating
the election of Mr. Bryan.
The papers which are reported to have
contracted for a consideration to permit
the democratic state committee to use
their columns in opposition to republican
candidates and republican principles are
the Lincoln State Journal, the Lincoln
Evening News and probably the Omaha
Daily News. The latter two claim to be
Independent, though the editor of the Lin
coln News until recently has been a mem
ber of the republican state committee.
The story of thle purchase of republican
newspaper space follows the announcement
that Tammany had contributed $10,000 to
Mr. Bryan's campaign fund. Just how
much of the tainted money is to be used
in an effort to Influence republican news
papers cannot be learned at this time,
though from one usually reliable source It
Is said the amount I. 115.000.
The contract for the space In the Lincoln
State Journal has already been signed and
by the time this story reaches the public
It is reported the contract will have been
signed by the Omaha Dally News.
Having paid for the space out of its cor
ruption fund, the democratic state com
mittee will publish what It chooses In the
space. It will denounce republican prin
ciples, republican candidates and the acts
of republican official.. These will all be
misrepresented. The fallacies and follies
of Mr. Bryan will be glossed over in beau
tiful rhetoric by competent writer, who
draw big pay for their work. So the read
ers of republican newspapers which have
sold space at an enormous rate to the
democratic state cotmrdttee may know
what to expect when the mud batteries
open next week. U is the understanding
now that the firat gun through the re
publican papers named will be fired next
Monday, but the exact date has not been
learned for sure.
The democratic state committee Intended
to keep quiet the fact that it had spent
money with those republican newspapers,
but one big democrat to whom it was told
was so tickled at what he termed the "buy
ing up of republican papers" that It leaked
out. The committee expected to spring the
matter as a complete surprise In the hope
that such matter being published In so
called republican newspapers would stam
pede republican voters Into supporting Mr.
Bryan. But this democrat could not keep
it. He bragged about the action of the
"Suppose It becomes known that these
paper, are going to publish Bryan matter,
will they not cancel their contracts?" he
"Not on your life," he said, "the contract
has been signed and the goods will be de
livered." "What will the people think of repub
lican newspapers that sell their space to
democratic campaign committees Just be
fore an election?" he waa asked.
"Well the republican state committee
bought space in the Omaha World-Herald
Just before an election one time and the
people are still cussing that sheet. You
can Imagine what they will think of these
republican papers that sell space to the
democratic state committee."
No Country Weeklies In.
So tar a. could be learned not one aingla
country rrpubliran weekly ha. contracted
to sell Its space to the democratic state
committee, though In view of the above
Information, which earns from the most re
liable sources, and which cannot be contra
dicted, there Is no doubt republican county
(Continued on Second Pag.)
STATE REGARDED AS PIT0TA1
Many Speaker of National Reputa
tion Sent to These Sections.
TAFT ON LABOR PROBLEMS
Republican Candidate Speaks in West
ORGANIZATION IS GREAT FACTOR
Jadae Saa while Thl I True.
Court Most lie Nuatalnt-tl In
Order to Administer Jos
tle to All.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.-Mr. Taft will leave
Cincinnati tomorrow night and begin at
once a lour of Indiana. On his return from
New York he will close the campaign In a
speech at Youngstown, U., Monday night,
The Impression that the republican na
tional committee has virtually taken charge
of the campaign In Ohio Is erroneous. The
Impression doubtless grew out of the state
ment made today by Chairman Hitchcock
that the national committee bad arranged
to send a number of eminent speakers Into
the state. The national committee has don
thl safter a full understanding with the
committee In Ohio, so the matter was ex
plained at republican national headquartera
today. The national commutes Is inter
ested In the Ohio situation because of the
many, though disputed, reports of dissatis
faction in parts of that state, but the com
mittee Insists that It has no doubt of the
result in the stat eaa a whole. It now pro
poses, It was said, "to clinch the nail." Mr.
Taft will appear at all the day meetings
which had been announced in hla itinerary
1n Indiana and Ohio, but he will not speak
at any. The arrangement ha. been agreed
to by the committees in Indiana and Ohio.
The object o fthla la to satisfy the crowds
that are expected to attend and to save Mr.
Taft's voice for tho night meetings that
have been announced. This statement was
authorized today by Chairman Hitchcock.
Hitchcock Cioes to Chicago.
Chairman Hitchcock will leave for Chi
cago tomorrow or Thursday, but will be in
that city for only two days. After that he
will return to New York and remain here
until after election. After a conference late
today with State Chairman Woodruff Mr.
Hitchcock said that while he had never had
any doubt about New York he was more
confident than ever that the Taft and Sher
man electors woul dhave a great plurality
In the state, and lie waa Just as confident
of the re-election of Governor Hughes. The
final whirl of the republican, national cam
paign will occur 1n Indiana,. Ohio and New
York. From now until (he day of the vol
every available speaker of national reputa
tion will be heard in the three statss which
both parties regard as pivotal.
Thn national committee has arranged to
throw the following speaker, into Ohio:
Mr. Taft. Postmaster General Meyer, Secre
tary Garfield, Secretary Straus, Senator
Dolllver, Senator LaFollette, Leslie M.
Shaw, General O. O. Howard, Representa
tive Foster of Vermont and Representative
Longworth of Ohio.
The campaign In Indiana will also be
conducted with all the vigor the national
committee can put Into It.
Labor Adilres at Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND, Md., Oct. SO. Fifteen
speeches were on the Itinerary of Candidate
Taft today. All but two of them were
delivered In West Virginia. The people of
Martlneburg. W. Va., were at the atation
an hour before the train arrived there.
This fact. Judge Taft told them, mado
their Interest apparent and he took It as a
good augury of republican success In that
state. Today's tour ended with a night
meeting at Parkersburg. To an audlcnc
which filled the theater here. Judge Taft
delleverd his speech on labor.
"When It takes nothing but words and
wind," he declared In asking the question
as to which party ought to receive the sup
port of the labor vote, "the demncratlo
party has greatly the advantage, but when
It comes to thing, accomplished and prog
ress made, the advantage Is always with
the republican party."
Mr. TCft explained that the Washington
administration and congress were limited
In their Judiciary action over lafew and
labor legislation to government workmen,
those engaged In Interstate commerce and
to workmen of the territories and of the
District of Columbia. Nevertheless, he said,
there had been a number of Important laws
passed In the last seven years affecting
labor within the Jurisdiction and for the
purpose of furnishing model laws for the
states to follow. After enumerating these
laws and demanding others, Mr. Taft paid
his respects to Mr. Gompers, saying that
It was his Judgment that the A merle in
laboring man hsd Intelligence and Inde
pendence enough to use his own Judgment
and not be "delivered" by Mr. Gompers
to any one. After reviewing at length the
cases he decided while on the bench which
have been made the subject of attack upon
him. Mr. Taft concluded:
"I only cite them to show that when I
am charged with being hostile to labor
organizations, when I am charged with
being unfair to labor, It does me gross In
justice. I yield to no man In my sympathy
for the men who earn their livelihood by
the sweat of their brow, and I would join
In any legal method to encourage them in
their hard struggle upward In this life of
Labor Powerful Factor.
"But these combinations of labor that
ought to be encouraged, that are necessary
to enable labor to assert Its right In its
necessary controversy with capital hav
an enormous power, both for good and for
evil, Just exactly the same as the combina
tions of capital have enormous yower both
for good and for evil, and no myspathy
you may have with the prosperity of the
country and the necessity for combination
for good and for evil, and no sympathy
with the Illegality and attempted monopoly
of capital on the other hund and no sym
pathy that you have with struggling labor
on the other ought to make you sympa
thize with the unlawful methods when It
resorts to unlawful methods on the other
"In other words, you have got to main
tain tlie power of the court. In order that
there may b Justice admlnslrred w'th an
even band as to both these great influ
ence In the country so that they may be
kept within the law, and you can be sure
If you weaken tbe power ef yeur nwM
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