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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 115.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNINfl, . OCTORER .0, 1908 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
GUARANTY HAZARD TOO GREAT
The Labor Question
ESTIMATE ON HOUSE
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
RECORD OF PARTIES
Friday, October SO, l&O.
No San Insurance Underwriter
Would Accept the Risk.
PLAN PROPOSED MANY TIMES
Loudenilapr SaT it Will Contain
227 Republicans, 164 Democrat.
HITCHCOCK STATEMENT READY
Judge Taft Preienti Ismei of Cam
raign in New Light.
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HOW GOVERNMENT IS CONDUCTED
Men in Charre Should Be Able to
Men In Rnalneaa Often Asked, lint
Tarn Iown Proposition Demo
crats WhN Hare tha
.Nation I ndertaka.
Forecast of Electoral Vote to Be
Given Out Today.
Meet New Problem!.
FIGHTING CHANCE IN SOUTH
Kentucky and Maryland Will Prob
ably Be in Republican Column.
OPINIONS OF SEVERAL LEADERS
( nuirrumil lltnlrr ays Bryan Will
Carry Bat Foir Mates M
f the Mississippi
NEW YORK. Oct. 29. Representitlv
Henry C. Loudenelager of New Jersey, sec
! I.iry of the national republican congres
sional committee, who had been In charge
of the New York headquarters of the com- i
mltlne during the campaign, today grave j
pin ma estimates or the complexion or in-.-national
liottso of .representatives In the
"Fium the seveisl thousand letters re
ceived," Hid Mr. Loudcnsluger, "and from
peraunal Interview with politician and
other observers from all sections of the
country, t am convlncod tliut a conservative
rstlmnte of the political complexion of the
new house la that It will ahow 227 ropub
lli iinn and 164 democrats.
"I urn confident that the election resulta
will give an Increase In the number of re
publican rather than decrease."
Chairman Hitchcock of the republican na
tional committee an Id late today that he
would probably give out hi forecast of
the electoral voto tomorrow afternoon. He
uld that the statement would Include the
doubtful a well a the certain state for
Mr. Hitchcock I tlll of the opinion that
Nevada will be, very closo. but he I quite
confident of Montana. Information from
leader In Kentucky and Tennessee la to
the effect that the republican candidate has
mora than a fighting chance there.
While ha feel sure about Maryland, he
think the fight will be cloae. Mr. Hitch
cock aald that Mr. Taft wa feeling un
' usually fappy last night over the result of
the meetings which he had addressed hore
yesterday and particularly the great one
in Madison Square garden.
Opinion at Leaders.
Tha following forecasts were made at re
publican national headquarter today:
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts New
England will give Its entire electoral vote
for Taft and Sherman. Massachusetts will
five about the samo plurality It gave to
McKinley. 62.OJ0. 1 have been up-stale In
New York and am confident that not only
Judge Taft, but Uovernor Hughes, will re
ceive targe majorities In this state.
Secretary Straus of the Department of
Commerce and Labor Judge Taft will
rirrv the statu of New York by a majority
ranging between that received by Roosevelt
In . 1M and McKinley In 1W. Governor
ilug'ie-wrtll receive a-larger plurality than
Jia been uppsw'
Former Governor Murphy of New Jeraey
It la a question of majority only for Taft
and Bherman in New Jersey.
Congressman Hawley of Oregon Taft
Will carry every alate west of the Missis
sippi, with tha possible exceptions of Mis
souri, Oklnhoma, Texas and Arkansas.
Taft and Bherman will carry Nebraska by
from 8 000 to 10,000.
Chairman Woodruff of the Republican
Btate Committee from the canvas made
up-state, I predict that Taft a plurality
will be over Ufi.OOO, and Hughes will not
fall below 75.000. I do not hesitate to Bay
lie will poll Wag' vote In Greater New
York than hi moil sanguine friend now
VETERANS NOT IN POLITICS
(ommaader-la-Chlef of Spanish War
Association Corrects Impres
sion of Oraraulsatlon.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29-Repudlatlng any
effort to us the I'nited States War Vet
erans' organisation for political purpose,
Cominander-ln-Chier Charles W. Newton
of that body, In a letter received today by
J. Walter Mitchell, the national historian,
say that the organization cannot afford
to be misrepresented In u matter of such
vital Importance. The letter grows out
of report of organisation f a league of
the Veterans to support one of the party
candidates. Coiiiniunder-ln-Chlcf NeWton
says that the fact thut it Is generally
known that the organisation, In common
with many other prominent veteran or
ganisations, la absolutely nonpartisan,
should tefute any stateruer.it made by po
litical manager which Is contrary to those
principles. "Any comrades who combine
to use the organisation for political pur
poses," he added, "are acting In defiance
of our law and subject to the severest
penalties In our power to Inflict."
FORT KEOGH IS ABANDONED
Plual Orders for Taralag Baiidlass
Over to latrrlor Desartnest
BT. PAUL. Oct. iS.-Orders for the final
abandonment by military authorities of
Fort Keogh, Mont., were Issued today by
General Kdgerly, commander of the Depart
ment ot the Dakota.
Th troop J ere withdrawn from tht post
a year wo and In June last th reservation
was turned over to the Department of the
Interior subject to th departure of a small
detachment consisting of one office and six
enlisted men, who had remained behind
to ship away to other forts In th Dakota
department everything serviceable except
the buildings, which are to remain for use
of the Department of the Interior aa Indian
schools and homes for teachers.
DEATH PREFERRED TO DUTY
Mrainlaa HeelLS aiull Before Tee
t"in A boat Acts ol a
RICHMOND, Va.. Oct. .-Matthew Mor
ton. Secretary of the Manchester Water
department, the city across tha river, com
mitted iulcld today by stabbing himself
to the heart with a knlfv. There had been
a scandal In the water department and
tlie superintendent, Charles II. Sharp, Is
under indictment for misappropriation of
fund. Morton m to have testified
against him today, aad It la thought that
brooding ever the exposures he would have
to make caused him to take hie life.
Mallroad 1 111 Hrajla Teal.
NK.W YORK. Oct 29-The New York
Central Railroad company. It la announced
alii Iwgln an actlan to ti tn con
Htutionallty of the new law requiring rail
roada to par their eraplos In f jll et least
tatce a month.
TED WHAT! r
FOR OMAHA. COI NC1- 7
VICINITY Fair Friday. -In
KOR NEHRASKA-Oen" -.
not much chang" In temp.
KOR IOWA Fair and ct .
' CFFS AND
jed cool Frl-
Temperature nt Omaha ; - erday
5 iu " .
8 1 '
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m 4
2 p. m 4!i
5 p. ni 60
4 p. m 60
6 p. m 49
8 p. m 48
7 p. m 40
p. ni 44
9 p. m 42
Reports coming to Chairman Klefer of
the Nebraska republican state commit
tee are of the most encouraging nature.
Judge Taft and Mr. Bryan both spoke
In western New York yesterday and con
cluded the day with speeches in Syra
cuse. Pag 1
Mr. Bryan will speak November 3 In
Kansas and wind up the campaign with
a speech at Lincoln. Fags a
C. A. S. Blake, who bribed Juror in
Ruef case, made a sensational confes
sion after he had been found guilty.
Methodist missionaries are In session
at Cincinnati to consider means of ad
vancing the cause in the foreign field.
Official Washington held a memorial
service for the late Ambassador von
Sternberg. - Page 1
A Han Francisco magnate disinherited
his wife for the benefit of his son.
Miner of Charleston, W. Va., barely
escaped with their lives as the result of
forest fires. Faff 1
Modern Woodmen decide to make no
effort to establish a preferred claim for
their funds in the First National bank of
Chariton, la. Pag a
Many girls were Injured as a result of
a fire In a ten-story building in the Cin
cinnati retail district. Pag 9
The steamer Yarmouth foundered In
the North sea. Pag 1
Thousand plates to be laid for the big
banquet for teacher at Lincoln next
week and tickets have all been sold.
Alfred Darlow found in
archives ot the Slirlrwrs.- This -wltl trot
affect hi business enterprises or change
the distribution of his estate. Page 8
Members of the Omaha Automobile club
arrested for speeding need not go to
Jail to fix bond. Police will accept card
of members as bond. Page 5
Chairman Crawford of the republican
county committee makes analysis of
vote, which shows republican victory.
Shows democratic gains are only appar
ent. Page 5
Creighton foot ball team doing strenu
ous work in preparation for the ap
proaching game with . Denver. Page
COXMEKCXAI. AVS UTDV8TB.IAI..
Live stock markets. Page 7
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. Page 7
MOTZmHTI OP OOEAXT STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Salleil.
NEW YORK Adriatic CtmpaH.
NKW YOKK MlB Ttutonlc.
NKW YORK Kron Pr. wllhelia
.... Kr. Wlltitlm II.
OENOA Mauuol L'tlvo
NEW YORK !inilo
BOSTON , lvrul
PLYMOUTH Oceao lc
PH MOUTH luln'hln
Cape Race Lusllanla 1,010 miles east of
Bandy Hook at 10 a. in., will doca at S
a. m. Friday.
Cape Race-Let Lorraine 1.260 miles cant
of Sandy Hook at II p. m.; will dock at s
u. m. Saturday.
W. Cv T. U. MEETING IN OMAHA
National Convention ' of Temperance
Workers Will Meet Hero
DEN V lilt, Colo., Oct. . The executive
council of the National Women's Christian
Temperance union today decided to hold
Its 1906 convention at Onmha. The vote
for the meeting place was not announced,
but was stated lo be overwhelming.
The announcement that the convention
will come to Omaha next year is hardly
a surprise to local women, as they had
had ataurance from some of the national
officers that If the Invitation extended at
Louisville last year was renewed at Den
ver for i:ie9 or 1910 it would receive favor
able consideration. Tile invitation was sent
by the entire stale and was carried by the
state delegation, of which Mrs. Clara E.
Burbank, president of Frances Wlllard
union, was the only Omaha representative.
"We received the word Thursday mor-!!-tng
from Denver," said Mrs. George Tllden,
"and were only surprised that our Invita
tion was accepted fur next year Instead of
1910. Had It gone to Milwaukee next year,
as we rather expected It would, the middle
west would have had less chance of gel
ting it the following year."
Several prominent Women were present
when the announcement was made at the
Young Women's Christian association at
noon and all were eiithuslartio over it.
"I am glad this grest meeting Is to come
to Omaha," said Mrs. Byera. general sec
retary of the association. "The moral In
fluence of auch a gathering la wonderful
and it will mean much to the city."
"It will be a great thing for the clt."
aald Mra. Louis Horahelm, president of the
Omaha Christian Temperance union, "that
la why we have worked so hard to bring it
here. We are not atirprlsed that Omaha
haa been chosen, for Nebraska la recog
nised hs a atrong slate."
If lime will peimit Mrs. Lilian M. Stev
ens, president of the National Women's
Christian Temperance union, will stop in
Omaiia Friday or Saturday enroute east
fr.m the Denver mii Ung nnd 111 lie the
T"t of Mrs. A. It. Hunt Florence.
CHICAGO. Oct. S.-(8pecla!.)-Robert B.
Armstrore:, president of the Consolidated
Casualty company, formeily 6 Sf I ft ant secre.
tary of the I'nlt'd Btntes treasury, believes
the guarantee of bank deposits as contem
plated m the democratic platform la sn
attempt at the Impossible. . Its practical
application annihilates the Incentive to us
honor, morals, character, sagacity. Judg
ment and acumen in banking.
The rcal and the thief behind a bank
counter have everything to gain and noth
ing io mae, says ivir. ArmpironK. i n
honest banker of character, who ha
bullded through a lifetime, carefully, a
banking house with a reputation for all
th'se elements which give a depositor a
sense of security, even though he Is backed
up by a large captlal nnd a constantly aug
mented surplus. Is forced by the state to
the same level as the thieving, scheming
"Both have the government bark of them.
One car; use this as much as the other. It
Is a buslnes partnership In which a state
compels bankers of character and responsi
bility to pay the bills for Irresponsible, In
competent and immoral apprentices In the
'.'No sane Inaurancs underwriter. If he
were , backed by unlimited capital, would
ever assume such a hasard. There Is,
loughly speaking, three billions of cosh In
the. banks of the country. On that founda
tion Is placed ten billions more of credit.
"Guaranteeing bank deposits, then, mean
that some orae, be it the government or
some one else. Is willing- to guarantee every
depositor that not only his share of the
three billions of cash will be inviolate, but
that the corresponding portion of the ten
billions of credit will be as solid as the
rock of Gibraltar, and convertible Into cash
on the slightest notice.
No Insurance on Morals,
"Probably fifty times slrjre I hnve been
In the insurance business have I been asked
to do the same thing that the democratic
party now desires fc'ie government to under.
take. On each occasion the project was
backed by abundant capital, but the propo
sition was Invariably rejected. Some of the,
reasons for declining the proposition follow
"First, because' of the Impossibility of
lnsurlns the morals of everyone in the
bank, from the president to the office boy,
Once It was known that the responsibility
was shiftexf to other shoulders latent qua!
Itles of grcsd, dishonesty and speculation
would appear In many, If not all, of those
connected with the banks.
"Second, because of the lowered moral
tone a fear of further demoralisation In the
up-io-ine-secona methods necessary to a
"Third, Because of the Impossibility of
Insuring that the officials know how to
and would say "No" when doubtful or
rpwulatlve ecHenve tier. DUbmktiH
"Fourth, because the Impossibility of
Insuring that the committee of the board
of directors would give the necessary at
tent ion to the .loans and Investments.
"Fifth, becauso of the impossibility of in.
suring that the directors could get from
the officers Information necessary to com
'"Sixth, because of the Impossibility to
Insure that the men who would make the
loans would show common sens sagacity
and Judgment, and would have the courage
and sense to art at the critical time to
protect and not destroy The bank's equity
In times of disaster.
Snch Guaranty Vnsafe.
"No reputable bank needs a guaranty on
the above points. No government or pri
vate fund can safely give such guaranty
to the other kind of banks. Goodly fear
of his depositors keeps many a banker
straight. The healthy respect In which the
man with the passbook Is held is safer
than government or insurance guaranty.
"Take away from the bank official the
teller, the runner and the clerk the fear
of the vengeance of the depositor and the
guaranty fund will be working overtime,
Guarantee all banks, shift the responsibility
for failure, and worse, to the government,
make sure that the depositor will never
suffer the lose of a cent and you destroy
forever that outraged pubHc opinion which
alone makes possible the successful prose
cution of dishonest and Incompetent bank
ers. "Shift from the Individual the responsi
bility he now ha to his depositor for the
safeguarding of his money and you at once
destroy his fear of that depositor. With
out responsibility snd without fesr every
man In the bank Is susceptible to the fever
of speculation, the pneumonia of greed and
the consumption of dishonesty.
"Ask any prosecuting official and he will
tell you that the absence of an active public
opinion makes It almost. If not quite. Im
possible to punish banking crimes. He will
tell you that It requires the active venge
ance of the depnsltois themselves to get
the necessary evldenci and sympathy of
the community to result In punishment
sufficient to fit the crime.
"In Just the same ratio the banker, when
he Is held Individually responsible, fours
and respects this force. Take it away and
you take off the lid. Transfer it to the
government and you lower the honest, con
servative banker to the level of any ftimrj
cial adventurer who can break Into the
banking business by the front door.
Responsible Man Baffers.
"The last named cannot pay his share of
the guaranty, and inevitably the decent,
responsible banker has to pay for the In
creased losses and peculations which must
result when the Irresponsible banker Is pro
tected by a government guaranty -a guar
anty which gives him a safe haven from
the wrath of his depositors.
"Impossible and unscientific from sn in
surance standpoint as is the guaranty of
deposits of a bank, as an institution, the
Insurance of the deposit of an individual
la not only possible but pror. There. Is
this difference, however:
"In the plan of government guaranty the
whole responsibility of the Institution I
assumed, and every man, woman and child
connected with the bank know that the
responsibility Is no longer their but th
government'. In th other, no one but
th insurance company and the deposit r
knows that the latter has tsken sn extra
precaution. It la simply a property Insur
ance. "If the defKMiitor had used the money to
build a house he surely would have In
bupmI It acainrt fire; If, Instead of buying
housi. Urn had bought Jewels, he would
have Insured against burglary, and If he
iCcntlnued on Second Fage.)
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
BRIBER JIAKES CONFESSION
Man Who Bought Ruef Juror Tells
How Deal Wat Made.
SENSATIONAL SEQUEL OF DEAL
. .. . .. ,' . .v. .. ... ,
Says He Was OfTcrc'd' 9101K0 and One
Hundred Dollar a Month for
Wife While He Was Serv
ing; His Sentence.
BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. :9.-Standing In
the shadow of the penitentiary with sen
tence about to be paused upon him and
having s.en his beautiful young wife Junt
led from the court room hysterically cry
ing, "No! No!" E. A. S. Blake, the con
tractor convicted of attempting to bribe
John M. Kelly to qualify on the Jury to
try Abraham Ruef and vote for Ruef's ac
quittal, made a full conftasiun In couit
today. He told how, after ho was ar
rested, Frank J. Murphy, Ruef's associate
counsel, came to him and promised him
flO.OGO if he would keep quiet, the amount
In notes signed by Ruef being delivered
to a third party, to be paid to Blake Imme
diately after he was sentenced. Besides
this amount Blake declared that his w.fe
was to receive 1100 a month while he was
In the penitentiary. When Blake was called
on to rise for sentence his young wife crl; d.
"No, not that," and began to sob hys
terically. She was led from the room una after
motions for a new trial end arrest of Judg
ment had been domed, Blake said he nad
a statement to make as a reason why sen
tence sh iutd not be pronounced. This came
as a complete surprise to his counsel, who
were permitted to withdraw from the case.
After being sworn and staling that he had
not been promised immunity, Blake told uf
being offered 11.000 by Attorney A. 8. New
burgh and F. J. Murphy of Ruef's counsel
to Influence J. M. Kelly, a prospective
Juror, to vote for the acquittal of Ruef.
He at first offered Kelly S50, which was
refused, buc the offer of $1,000 was ac
cepted. It was then brousht nut that New
burgh had secured attorneys for Blake's
defense. Blake then told of the offer of
$10,000 and provision for his wife while he
was In prison If he would not make a con
fession. The story told by Blake treated
a sensation In court and the cas was con
tinued for two weeks.
MINERS THREATENED BY FIRE
Forest Blase lanlles Fan llonse of
West Virginia Shaft Men
CHARLESTON. W. Vs., Oct. i9. Forest
fires around Turkey Knob, near here,
threatened death to miners employed by
the Turkey Knob Coal company today.
The fires reached the fan house of th
I coal company today, destroyed It, and then
burned the drift mouth and set the mine
on fire. Fortunately there s no explo
sion and the men In the mine escaped
through one of the four entries. Two men
were ove-come by smoke, but they will
recover. After six hours work the fire was
brought under control.
THE YARMOUTH FOUNDERS
Wrecks a Picked lp In North
Indicates Wreck of Chan
LONDON. Oct. 29. Wreckage picked up
In the North Sea confirms the fears that
the steamer Yarmouth foundered two days
ago while creasing from the Hook of Hol
land to Harwich. The Yarmouth was a
channel freighter belonging to the Great
Eastern Railroad company. It carried a
crew of twenty-three men and It la b
lievcd that they all perlahed.
raraeiles losi Hone.
NBW YORK. Oct. -Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Carnegie and Miaa Mary Garden,
the opera ainger, arrived her from Europe
Foot Ball On Farnam St.
The Bee has perfected arrange
ments with the Nebraska Long Dis
tance Telephone' company, In con
nection with Amarioan Telephone
and Tvlegfpb ' c.iay, tj -a.foh
we will show the
Foot Ball Game
played at Xowa City, as It ha nsver
been given before. Come and see the
game. Pree to everybody.
Watch 17th & Farnam Sta.
Saturday, S P. 31.
METHODIST MISSIONARY MEET
General Kxecntlvo Meetings of Wo
men's KorrlBit Missionary So
ciety In Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 20. From all parts of
the world missionaries, delegates and offi
cers are here to attend the general execu
tive meetings of the Women's Foreign Mis
sionary society of tho Methodist Episcopal
church, which opened todiy. The meeting
will continue until November 5. Forty mis
sionaries from stutions in foreign lands arc
This morning's session was taken up by
the reading of reports and seating of mis
sionaries, who are aportloncd among the
delegates. Judge Taft has given a condi
tional promise to address the meeting
briefly before It closes and several of thjj
bishops of the church will be In attendance.
The annual sermon on Sunday will be de
livered by Bishop J. M. Thoburn, the vet
eran missionary to India, who voluntarily
retired last May, after service of more than
fifty years In that field.
MEMORIAL TO VON STERNBURG
Official Wnshlnarton Attends Cere
monies Held In Memory of
I. ate Ambassador.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. Beautiful me
morial services, attended by a brilliant as
semblage of representatives of all branches
of official life In Washington, were held
today In memory of the late FTelhert Speck
von Sternburg. German ambassador to the
I'r.lted States, who died st Heldelburg, Au
gust 23. President and Mrs. Roosevelt,
members of his cabinet, diplomatic repre
sentatives of all nations, members of the
supreme court of the I'nited States, high
officials of the government and officers
of the army, navy and marine corps, many
of whom were accompanied by their wives,
WELCOME SAID NOT WORTHY
Chinese Chamber of Commerce Which
Headed Boycott Sends Mrs
sag to Fleet.
SHANGHAI. Oct. 20,-The Chinese Cham
ber of Commerce of Shanghai has sent a
message to Admiral gperry welcoming the
American fleet to China. This action is
considered among foreigners here as not
worthy, as the Chamber of Commerce is
the body that led the boycott against
American goods here three years ago.
REWARD FOR INFORMATION
The republican county committee
will pay a reward of 9100 for evi
dence resulting In th arrest and
ooaviotloa of any person guilty of
Illegal voting' upon elaetloa day, .
ember S. PKAsTK CBAWTOBD,
KEIFER FEELS ENCOURAGED
Reports to Republican Headquarters
Are of Most Favorable Nature. .
VOTERS ARE NOT TO BE FOOLED
Democrats Have Been Trylnaj It, but
Facts. Easily Obtainable, Are
Aaalnst Them Good News
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, OcL 29 (Special.) Chairman
Ketfer and those others who have been
working at the republican state headquar
ters at the close of business tonight were
In high spirits and were satisfied the vie
tory has been won and the state of Ne
braska will continue In the republican na
tional and state column.
To the last strong pull altogether the
party workers over the state have re
spondrd nobly and the result has been felt
In the state headquarters. But there will
be no let up until the last vote is polled.
The efforts of the democrats to deceive
the people, about the valuation of farm
lunds has had no effect. The publication
of the records, with which the officials In
every county In Nebraska are familiar,
blasted all hope the democrats may have
had In deceiving enough of the voters to
cut any ice.
The fact that the1 assessment of land
was made by' the county assessors and
then the valuation cut down over $700,000 by
the stite board Is too well known to th
peoplo for the democrats to fool them.
The democrats are flooding the state with
this deceptive literature, but it is having
no effect. The owners of the farms In Ne
braska know their value. They know also
that democratic state officers could not, if
they would, reduce th s valuation. They
know the democrats If they kept thel
oaths If elected would have to obey th
statutes and the constitution. Democrats
cannot make an assessment of real estate
in advance even though they pretend to be
able to do this.
The tact that the people know more about
the question of taxation than the publicity
agents of the democrats prevents any dan
ger from the deception.
Miller Tries to Fool Voter.
J. E. Miller Is advertising in the State
Journal that he was nominated at the re
cent primary election for state senator and
he invites the votes of all the people who
believe he Is qualified for the position.
Mr. Miller in his Journal advertisement
does not suy he was nominated at the demo
cratic primary. He is a democratic nomi
nee. He does not say that the democratic
party In the last legislature opposed a
the legislation enacted by the last republl
can legislature. Mr. Miller does not sa
that a vote ngalnst the republican leglsla
tlve ticket Is a vote against the laws en
acted two years ago.
Not one word of this does Mr. Miller say,
He does not even admit that he Is th
democratic nominee In that Journal adver
tisemeut. So far as Mr. Miller's informs
tion goes In that advertisement lie mlgh
lead some to believe that he is the republ
can" piper, but such is not the rasa. He is
can" paper, but that la nut the cus?. He is
the democratic nominee and the republican
who votes for him as a republican Is simply
Ward Bonndarles Changed.
Until the vote is counted In Lincoln on
election night it will be practically impos
sible to estimate the vote the various can
didate have received. This is due to tiie
fact that since the election the city hss
been redistrlcted and therefore there can be
no comparison of votes. Every ward line
snd every precinct linn has been changed,
so there is nothing with which to compare
the early returns except the regis' ration.
In the country districts, of course, the
lines have not been changed and compari
sons can be made.
Lincoln does not use voting machines, so
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REAL LEADERS ARE NEEDED
McKinley and Cleveland Administra
WRIT OF INJUNCTION DISCUSSED
Repabllran Plank on This SoMcel
Ha Real Meanln. While that
of Democrats la Vae
BTRACUBF. N. Y.. Oct. a.-Jud Taft
arguments today have been made polntd
with new phrases aid Illustrated with new
comparisons. At Lyons, In the first spe.Tb
of the day, where ho talked lo an audience
at Gilchrist hall, he asserted that the de
feat In 1RM of tho "silver heresy" was n
Victory for good that was exceeded only
by the victory of the union army In the
The next extended effort of the candi
date was nt Cnnadulgua, where he went
nto am analysis of goverrment through
pelltlcsl parties. He preceded this with
prediction that Governor Hughes would
he elected. Tho vltsl issue of this cam
paign. Judge Taft asserted, was whether
or not the American people have been well
served under the administrations of Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt.
"I sometimes think." h explained, "that
we fall to appreciate what governing
means. It does not mean oratory. It docs
rot mean the power ot debate. It does
not mean the advancement of rjluuslble
theories, but It means the power" of effi
Government of Partlea.
'When you have a popular government
the orly method by which It can be carried
on is by a system of parties In which the
members of the psrtles sacrifice many of
their non-essential views and agree on a
few great principles.
"Comparing the two psrtle. let us ask.
first, what experience ha each had In
governing; second, what I It then united
"Is It a force that Is likely to keep them
together In such a way as to give them a
full sense of responsibility to the people
st large in carrying on the government?
"Are the men whom they select for their
leaders, statesmen, men with a flno sense,
of governmental propriety and govern
"Having made the comparison without .
regard to the particulars which they up
hold In the present issue, you can usually
make up your minds which party you
ought to take, because between each presi
dential election many issues are likely to
arise that, can not hj submitted te party,
crises are likely to come that can' not be.
submitted to the rank and file of the peo
ple, and you have got to take a party and
trust to It to work those problems out.
"That was exhibited in the record of the
republican party with reference to tha
Spanish war. We determined to end the In
ternational scandal at our doors. W went
Into the war In Cuba and we came out In
the Philippines, 10,000 miles away, and we.
had to decide the issues which were thero
raised and which were difficult to meet.
"They presented new phase of govern
ment that we had never had before, but
with William McKinley at the head, with
your own Elihu Root to aid him. aa one
of the greatest Jurists and statesmen th
world has even seen, with the republican
party behind him, with It olldlty of dis
cipline, with Its Intelligence and with its
courage, those policies were carried through,
and they brought credit and glory to the.
nation. I am using that to Illustrate that
one of the great reasons for the selection
of a party Is Its proved efficiency, its
proved courage. Its proved experience with
reference to all issues of government that
History of Democratic Regime.
"Now what of the democratic party? It
had power for four years, but the minute
It got into power its members began to
quarrel over what, they should da. They
passed a free trade bill through one house
and then In the next house they made It a
kind of sectional protective bill, and before
they got through It assumed uch a phase
that Mr. Cleveland, the leader of the party,
for whom we have the highest respect, pro
nounced that bill an act of perfidy and dis
honor, and that broke up the party and
they had to divide between free silver and
the. gold standard.
"In other words, they showed then aa
they would show now if you gave thenf
power, that the only ooheslveness that they
have is a cohesiveness of opposition to the
republican party. They lack efficiency,
they lack responsibility to the people for
carrying on the government 4 It should be
carried on, and this, my dear friends, with
out any reference to their principles, and
when you get to their principles, their acta
sre even worse. '
Labor and Bualnesa R lB ate.
At Oeneva, where Judge Taft addressed
a large crowd composed largely of those
Interested In labor, he talked a half hour
longer than his hour . schedule permitted.
After giving the history of the writ of
Injunction to show that It was a court
process devised to prevent the execution
of a threatened Injury to property, lie had
this to say of the attitude of the two parties
and of Mr. Bryan in the matter:
"The republican party recognises that in
junctions that are too broad have some
times been issued In labor disputes. That
puts labor at a disadvantage, and, therefore.
It ought to be discouraged us much as pos
sible. The party passed a resolution regard
ing the best practice with respect to In
junctions, specifying the Instances In which
Injunctions shall Issue without notice and
offering an opportunity for a statute which
shall make Injunctions without notice opera
tive for only forty hours or fifty-six hour.
The democrats, on the other hand, do not
pay any attention lo Injunctions without
notice. What they ay Ih that Injunctions
ought not to Issue In industrial disputes
unl.as they would Utile under the same
circumstances in any other dispute. No
body ever said tiiat they ought to. That Is
one nf those meaningless declarations or
else It means this snd that, I suppose. Is
wh;it Mr. (Jumpers would claim It nvsn.
"Whether Mr. Bryan knows what Mr.
Ooinpers claims It means or would Under
stand It If lie did, la to me so vague.,
because Mr. Bryan has not answered tha
questions put lo him by tha presldeut un
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