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The Omaha Daily' Bee
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AT II E E OFFICE
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKN'IXO, OlTOBEK M0H TWENTY PAGES.
vol,, xxxviii no. in;.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
GUARANTEEING OF DEPOSITS
Nation Has No Rizht to Try Plan
Without Thorough Test.
FIGURES SHOW RISK IS LARGE
ELMER THOMAS BUSY
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
TAFT ON LABOR ISSUE
Satorila, October .11, lOM.
Sends' Oat S'cret Circular Attacking
' Governor Sheldon.
Sledgehammer Blows at Gompers
Bryan Legislation Flans.
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ASKS VOTES FOR SHALLENBERGER
CANNOT DELIVER THE VOTE
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Kheer Folly to nosh Into cheme :
List of Union Officials Who Refuse to
Afjent of Anti-Saloon League Takci
45 6 Z 8
11 12 13 14 15
18 19 20 21 22
LATEST EFFORT AT DECEPTION
Falsehood and Misrepresentation to
Get Votes for Democrats.
GOVERNOR CALLED A WEAKLING
Kllndr4 l.lee Renewed and One
Told to Deceive Good Cltlsene
Into Deserting- the Renuh-
timer B. Thomas, the Douglas county
ngent ol the National Anti-Saloon league,
has put the capwheaf on the stack of de
ception piled up In the Interest of Ash ton
C. Shallenberger, tho duplex double acting
candidate for governor on the democratic
and populist ticket. It roust be remembered
that Elmer B. Thomaa la a populist before
he la anything else, and that he Is com
mitted by his party to prohibition, us well
as by his paid connection with the Antl
The mails that went out of Omaha last
night carried under seal circulars In the
guise of a personal letter from Thomas to
voters of the state who can be reached
through the Anti-Saloon league's mailing
list. In these secret clrculurs It la charged
that Oovernor Sheldon Is a "weakling"
and a traitor to the cause of good govern
ment. Over his own signature Thomas sets
forth that Governor Sheldon was elected
as a result of a secret understanding or a
compact with the brewers of Omaha, after
he had made public professions to the con
trary. Then, Thomaa charges further.
Governor Sheldon permitted Victor Rose
water and Tom Iennison to dictate the
names of three mombers of the Omaha
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
and by hla conduct ever since has proven
himself unworthy of trust and has gener
ally betrayed the cause of good govern
ment. Vote fur Shalleaberiier.
Thomas concludes his circular of decep
tion and falsehood by urging that voies
be not cast for Governor Sheldon. He Is
foxy, for he docs not ask that the recipient
of the appeal vote for Sliallenberger only
that ho does not vote for Sheldon. This
leaves him the choice of voting (or Shal
lenborger, or not at all, which Is half a
vota for Sballenbcrger.
The malls yesterday in Omaha were
flooded with appeals from Gilbert M. Hitch
cock that voters support him because '
vota for Hitchcock Is a vote ugalnst Can
non." The Anti-Saloon loaguo Is conduct
ing the campaign against Cannon of Il.i
nela, and Samuel Zano Batten of Lincoln,
the head of the league for .Nebraska, has
sent all over the" Ftrrt' -district' n -circular
axk'lng voters to vote against Congressman
l'ollsrd. who has declined to pledge him
self to vote against Cannon for speaker In
event of re-election..- i
These circulars show the animus of the
fight being made In the state Just at pres
ent and the Insincerity of the men who are
muklng it. Sliallenberger has written to
the lYrsonal Liberty league of Douglas
county, not only answering the questions
sent to htm to the satisfaction of the lead
era of the fight against prohibition, but
adding a letter of his own, explicitly prom
ising to veto a county option bill or any
bill that looks like county option. But
Elmer E. Thomas Is a populist, and Is will
ing that the prohibition voters through
out the state should be deceived Into voting
for Ehallenberger in spile of his written
Sliallenberger Is running for office on
two tickets already; this attempt to get
him on a third ticket snd run him as a
prohibitionist by gracu of Elmer E. Thomas
Cught to expose his duplicity , completely
to tho voters. Thousands of the secret
clrculurs have been sent out, and other
thousands ' will follow. Republican voters
are being besieged by the democrats to
foimiko their party for the benefit of a
putty whoso candidates-are one thing In
one part of the state and another In an
other. Pals Attack on Sheldon.
The timely exposition of this Intest fraud
ought to render It list le. The attuck on
Governor Sheldon, is unwarranted. The
old lie about his secret compact with the
brewers of Omaha two years ago wan ex
ploded long ago. It was made by Edgar
Howard of Columbus, Fremont, Papllllon
end other placos, who has been repeatedly
challenged tj produce his proof of tho as
sertions he has made, but who has only
effered his unsupported word as evidence.
Tf,io BllegUWn that Oovernor Sheldon
was dictated to by anyone In making his
selctlon of members of the Omaha Board
of Kirs and Police Commissioners is equally
false and absurd. The present board hus
mails a record for good government that
la satisfactory to the citizens, but not to
Elmer E. Thomas. Its memliers are Chris
tian gentlemen, of high business and pro
fessional standing, and to allege that they
are iukIt ulterior Intluonce of any kind Is
silly. Orrmhi Is orderly and well governed,
and It Is unfair and false to set the chief
city of the state up as a bugaboo to
frighten people Into .voting for a man who
lias pledged himself In one county t sign
a i mint y option , bill and In another to
veto !!. Thomas' ciiculur will very likely
pr e a boomerang.
GOMPERS' CASE IS PUT OVER
ireaa f'oart or Waiklastoa Seta
Hearlag; of foateMpt Matter
WASHINGTON, Oct. SP.-Notwithatand-Ing
efforts of Isbor leaders to have tha
question decided befor the general elec
tions. Justice Wright, in the district su
preme court today postponed until Novem
ber JO consideration of the case of Samuel
Gompers, President John Mitchell, vlca
president, and Frank Morrison, secretary of
the American Federation of I-abor, who are
charged with contempt of court. The case
grows out of a suit for Injunction luatlluted
against the labor officials by the Buck
titove and Range company of St. Louis.
Now Wireless Kent.
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct. JO.-For th. first
time in the history of the wireless teleg
raphy a steamer between San Francises
and Honolulu Das been in communication
with both stations at tha same tlms. Tills
look lac aboard the steamer Lurline of
'h Maiaon Navigation company, which
taiksd at tha same time to both ports when
1 u mnas out of Sao Francisco bound for
KOR OMAHA. COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY-Fhir and warmer Saturday.
FOR NHHRASKA-Pattly cloudy with
rising; temperature Saturday.
KOR IOWA Phi Hy r.niidy Saturday;
warmer In northwest, portion.
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Elmer E. Thomas of Omaha, agnt for
the National Anti-Saloon league, sonds
out a secret circular attacking Governor
Sheldon and asking for votes for ohallcn
bcrger, the democratlc-populUtlc nom
inee. Page 1
Speaker Cannon, In answer to Metho.llst
bishop, denies being responsible for the
defeat of the Lltllefleld bill. fag a
.Judgo Taft made a number of addressee
In New York yesterday, appearing at
Utlca with Congressman Sherman and
making an address in Buffalo at night.
Farmers thinking hard over what would
be the result of the election of Bryan and
are going to vote for Taft. Fags 3
Koine democratic farmers selling their
grain before lection, fearing a slump of
prices should Bryan be elected. Pag 1
Railroad rates In California have been
Increased 10 per cent. Fags 1
Banker Morse on the witness stand de
nies that he took an action that was not
for the best Interest of the National Bunk
of North America. Pag 1
A prisoner In a Tennessee Jail on a
charge of murder was killed by a mob
yesterday. Fays 1
The district supreme court of AVanh Ins
ton puts over the Bucks stove case until
November 11. Fag 11
Mrs. William Astor, for twenty years
the leader of New York aoclety. is seri
ously ill. Fafe 1
The Chinese officials pay their official
welcome to the American fleet. Faro 1
The hold of the steamer Luckonbach
catches fire and the vessel reaches San
Juan a furnace. Fag 1
Wilbur Wright's motor explodes at
Lemans. but neither the aeronaut or the
aeroplane Is Injured. Fag 1
Thieves visit Bank of Manley, enter the
vault and drill holes In the safe, but are
frightened away before securing hut cash:
Both Iowa and Nebraska confident of
winning the game at Iowa City today.
Denver university foot ball squad in
the city to play Crelghton today. Expect
to have1 a hard game. Fag 19
COMMXXCXAI. AJfD IWDUSTRIAI..
Live stock markets. Fag's 17
Grain markets. Faga 17
Stocks and bonds. Fags 17
MOTXMEKTS OF OCEAV STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Sailed.
NKW YORK Konlm Loutaa.. Amarlka.
NKW YOKK UroMW Kurfurit.
NKW YOKK La Provane.
NKW YORK Helllg Olar.
NKW YORK i Vltunla.
NEW YOKK Reglna d'lUllt.
UUl' LOONK Rotterdam ,
HAMIU'RU Prealdent Grant.
PRISONER KILLED BY MOB
Man Accused of Murder Resists anal
Is Knot Dead In Cell In
KINGSTON, Tenn.. Oct. 50. A mib of
about thirty masked men attacked the
Roane county Jul! early today and killed
George Cook, charged with the murder of
John King, a ferryman. The Identity of
none of the mob Is known. It Is presumed
the men Intended to hang Cook, as they
had a rope In their possession. However,
when his cell was reached, he offered re
sistance and produced a rasor, with which
he cut one of the men In the mob. This. It
appears, enraged the Invidcrs, and Cook
was quickly shot dead. Governor Patterson
will be asked to offer a reward for the
apprehension of the members of the mob.
Previous to the time he killed King, Cook
was under a similar charge in Cl.at'anooga,
where he was arrested after escaping from
this county following the King crime.
WHITMCRE FOUND NOT GUILTY
Kevr Yorlt Men Arrnsed of Wife
Murder Is Acquitted by Jury
After Brief Kraalon.
JKRSKY CITY. N. J.. Oct. 30 After
belrg out two hours the Jury In the caie
of Thecdore Wh tni ne. on tr a! f r th i
murder of his wife, whose lwtt?red body
was found on Ii cember ?6 of last ye'ir 1m
a swamp near Harrison, N. J., tonight
returned a verdict of rot guilty.
Whltmore's defenie was an alibi, which
he was able to establish by a numlier of
witnesses who testified to having seen him
In New York at the lime of the commis
sion of the crime in New Jersey.
Whit more was much affected by th
verdkt. As the foreman pf the jury mads
known the decision he threw his arms
around hi" attorney and effusively kissed
CALIFORNIA RATES ARE HIGHER
First of Year Will are Raise In Rail
road Tariff In Uolden
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 3) -Railway
linca In California tunc made announce
ment of the expected change In rates which
It Is expected to put in efleet on January
1. next. It is stated that there will he no
Increase of commodity rates exceeding 10
per cent, while there will be a reduction tn
class rates. The tariff on wlno remains
An average raise of 10 (x-r rent Is to be
made in tha tariffs on dried fruits, canned
goods, beans, hides and leather, wool and
mustard seed. In some casta tiie Increases
apply to export as well as slats tariffs.
25 26 2Z 28 29
Without lrnlte Iden aa to
Results A rtn
CHICAGO, Oct. 30.-(Specla1.)-Habltually
I am a republican. As a rule I have voted
the republican ticket ever since I have
been a qualified voter, but I am not what
you might call a "dyed In the wool" re
publican. For example, repeatedly I voted for the
younger Carter Harrison for mayor of Chi
cago, and before that I voted for Grover
Cleveland for president of tha United
States, and would do so again If he were
living and a candidate for that great office.
In fact, I have always voted as I believe
most men do along the line of my own
selfish Interests as I have seen them at
In the columns of the Chicago Tribune
last January I warned the republican party
that In the present election the leading Issue
would be the guaranty of deposits, and I
might be forced to leave Its ranks owing to
the fact 1 was strongly Inclined to believe
In the guaranty of bank deposits as pro
posed by Mr. Bryan, and I know It to be a
fact that many of our brightest and smart
est business men felt much as I did about
I had practically made up my mind that
I would vote for the party which openly
Indorsed the bank deposit guaranty plato.
After the presidential nominations were
made I was so much Interested In the sub
ject that 1 read nearly every prominent
speech and articles regarding the guaranty
of bank deposits as It appeared 1n print
and came to my notice.
Cundldly I am still harboring the feeling
that we must somehow and some time
have some kind of a national law which
will protect tha depositor against possible
loss, but yet I am going to vote for Mr.
Taft Just the same and for these reasons:
First, because I believe that, as a nation,
we have no right to make so great and so
radical a change In our whole banking
and financial system without first giving
the principle a careful and thorough test.
A Tremendoos Proposition.
Tho more you think about It tho bigger
this proposition of Jumping right In at the
start and putting all the national banks of
tho country upon a new and radically al
tered basis looks to the business man. Do
you ask: How big Is the proposition, any
way? Well, let me .answer in the words
of J. B. Forgan, president of tho First Na
tional bank of Chicago, who says:
"The aggregate deposits of the national
banks are. In round figures, 6,COO,000,000,
and the aggregate capital Is, in round fig
Representative E. J. Hill of Connecticut,
who la evidently a deep student of banking
and financial problems, declares tha figures
of tha last reports show "the total of de
posits in all the banks In tho UtilteU States
Thee figures ara . almost too big for the
human jnlnd to grasp, and when wa come
to think of enacting a law which would
affect all this vast volume of money and
our relation to It and Its relatlpn to us, It
ocrtalnly seems to me to be up to us to
stop and think a while and go slow.
Right now the new state of Oklahoma is
trying out the principle of guaranteeing
bank deposits, and, from all that I can
hear, tho plan Is having a fair and un
hampered test. There Is time enough to
try It out, and any man who will look
these figures In the face and then not be
willing to have the experiment atatlon
down In Oklahoma give this the most care
ful and thorough test before Involving the
tremendous capital represented . In these
figures Is certainly a rash business man.
When we look over these astounding
figures can we, as a nation, afford to run
any risk of Inviting, by hasty ' and Inju
dicious enactment, one of the worst finan
cial panics known In our national history
and do this In the face of the fact that
at the present moment the principle of
guaranteeing bank deposits Is having a
fair and square test In the new stito of.
Oklahoma, with the eyes of the whole na
tion fixed upon It?.
Haste Sheer Folly.
Why not wait for actual results? Haste,
In a matter of this magnitude, appeals to
a practical business man as sheer folly.
We can afford to wait for the findings of
the actual demonstration and we cannot
afford to do anything else or to commit
ourselves to anything else. Let's find out
hew It works first.
I am a merchant and I try to be a live
and a thorough merchant. As a matter of
fact. I have only one store. But let us
suppose that In addition to this I have a
branch store In every other state In the
union. That would give rr.e forty-six stores
Again, suppose that Mr. Bryan or some
other equally bright and Intelligent man
should come to me and propose a new and
radical change In my methods of merchan
dising and that he should so present his
plan as to make me feel that It had every
reasonable promise of being successful and
proving a great money-maker.
Now, as a careful and practical merchant,
do you think I would Immediately turn
around, on being convinced from his pre.
Ben tat Ion of the theory that the plan was
a good one. and order It put Into opera
tion In all of my forty-six stores? I should
sav not! Not on your life!
Why. the first thing I would do would be
to ay to Mr. Bryan: "I will try this out
In one or two of my branch stores where I
know that It will have every chance for
success if It has success In It, and where.
if by any possibility we should be mis
taken. It will do comparatively little dam
age if it doesn't prove out." To my mind,
If I would consent to start out with any
change more sweeping than this I would
be a mighty poor business man and would
show more of the gambling than of the bust,
ness Instlnce. Tho place where people take
chances like that Is where the ponies run.
Anil I don't take those chances.
To Mr. Bryan I would say this: "First I
am going to give this a test In a small
way. and If it works out aa we think It will,
then I shall put it In operation In all my
forty-six stores and he forever Indebted
to you for a (treat and a beneficial Idea."
v Proof la Heualroal..
Let me draw uuother Illustration from
my own business. When a new manu
facturer starts up and comes to me and
oflers me clothing, for Instance, standard
goods, known brands of cloths, at a much
lower prioa than I have ever before been
able to buy them for. do you suppose that
I would place my entlro order for the sea
son with that new concern because it
(Continued on Fifth Psge.)
From the Philadelphia Press.
MORSE DENIES LOOTING BANK
Former Ice King- fays le Always
Acted in Its Interests.
QUOTES COMPTROLLER RLDGELY
Says Former OIBrlal Approved His
Transactions This Mr. Rldgely
Denies In Written State-
NEW YORK. Oct 30.-Charles W. Morse,
the financier, testifying In his own behalf
today In the United States court, where he
Is on trial with A. H. Curtis on charges of
violation of the national banking laws,
flatly contradicted the statement alleged
to have been made to him by his co
defendant tha he had "busted" the- Na
tional Bank of North America. "Curtis
never said anything of the kind to me."
said Mr. Morse, when his counsel ques
tioned him with reference to this state
ment, which waa made by a witness for
the prosecution. "The bank never was
busted," ho was continuing when tha
prosecution objected. His counsel protested
that the witness should be permitted to
continue and show that the bank continued
In operation until January 31, that It was
then closed for liquidation only, that all
depositors have been paid In full, and that
several million dollars of real estate and
securities remain for stockholders. Judge
Hough sustained the objection of the
prosecution. Morse spent the larger part
of today In explaining his acts In connec
tion with the National Bank of North
America, and maintained that everything
he did was done In the full light and in
the bank's Interest.
Acknowledges Domtny Loins,
Mr. Morse went to the witness stand to
continue his testimony Immediately ufter
the trial was resumed today. He said ne
accepted full responsibility for the so-called
dummy loans made In the name of Leslie
B. Whiting, a 19-year-old office boy. The
loans were made by Mr. Curfls and Mr.
Wire, as officials of the National Bank of
North America, said Mr. Moisu, but In
making them they had uctrd at h's lequtst
and lie considered hlnipelf reapuiis hie for
the loans. If the loans were not reported I
to the comptroller of the currency, how
ever, the omission was not due to any re
quest made by him and tlie act of omission
was without his knowledge. Coming to
the loan made by Wesley M. Oltr, presi
dent of the American Life company, on
1,000 shares of ice stock, Morve said he
had been assured of lasting gratitude by
Oler, because of his action In that instana:,,
He said that when he Informed Oler that
he would permit him to make a loan on
the Ice stock the president of the com
pany appeared to be Immensely pltased.
"He repeatedly thanked me," aald Mr.
Morse -"even to the extent of saying that
his wife and children would remember me
in their prayers. He told me I had put
him on his feet and given him a chan e no
one else ever had given him." ,
When his attention was called to tho
testimony of Mr. Oler In tha present trial
to the effect that ho had tipped Morse to
sell the 1,000 shares of Ice when the stock
was selling at 90, but that Morse had re
fused to sell, saying that It would go to
llo, Morse said:
"It he had wanted to sell that Ice at
ti), he could have done so. It was his own
stock, not mine. I never refused to sell
it. Tha statement la wrong."
Morse then told of various properties Un
American Ice company owned, of the water
rights, permitting loo to be cut at various
places and tha actual Investment in out! is,
etc., the compaiiy owned la New York,
Washington, Baltimore and other cities
(Continued on FlflU i'sge.j
Foot Ball Qn Farnam St.
The Boo ha perfected arrang-e-ments
with tho Nebraska Long Dis
tance Telephone company, In con
nection with Amsrloan Telephone
and TelsgTaph oompany, by which
we will ahow the
Foot Ball Game
playod at Iowa City, as it has never
boon given before. Come and see the
game. Free to everybody.
Watch 17th & Farram St.
Saturday, 3 P. 31.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
'' Number of It oral Carriers
-Named for Nebraska and '
loiva . Routes.
fFroin a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Ayr. route 2, Harry S. Hoffman canl.r.
John Wi Harrington substitute: Falrbury, I
route 4. H. C. Welton carrier, Leroy Liv
ingston substitute; Pawnee City, route i,
M. A. Shrader carrier. W. T. Robb substi
tute; Sioux, route 1, Justin S. Bacon car
rier, Lllllo D. Bacon substitute; Talmago.
route J, William C. Hodge carrier, Hen
rietta Hodge substitute; Washington, route
1. Jens P. Hansen carrier, Jens (Nellsen
substitute. Iowa Botna, route 1. N. A.
McCopnell. canler, Luman D. Mltner sub
stitute; Dumont, route 1, Levi J. Mulklns
carrier, William H. Lattlmer substitute;
Tracy, route 1, Cora M. Heaverlo carrier,
Fred H. Heaverlo substitute; Waukee,
route 2. A. D. Holroyd carrier, Henry K.
Lannlng sjbstitute; Williamsburg, route 1,
John D. Sp.llman carrier, Thomas J. Mc
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Nunient,
Keokuk county, Hugh K. Richardson, vke
J. W. Jones resigned. Wyoming Winches
ter, Big Horn county, M. J. Winchester,
vice R. A. Winchester, resigned.
LAWYER IS SENT TO PRISON
Xerr York Attorney, Who Speculated
with Funds of Clients Is
NKW YORK. Oct. SO. William Flictner.
a lawyer with offices In Wull strait, was
sentenced today to oie year's imprisonment
In tho penitentiary for grand larc?ny.
Flictner Is 66 years r,ld and hus been
prominent as a churchman. Hundreds of
hitters asktnt; for clemency were submitted
In his behalf. Despite these the court said:
"As a warring to others I will sentence
him to one year. Lawyeis who take their
client's money have ro right to expect
Flictner was convicted for diverting to
risky speculation SS.OuO entrusted to idin by
two women for safe Investment.
REWARD FOR INFORMATION
The republican county eommlttoe
will pay a reward of flOO for evi
dence resulting la the arrest and
conviction of any pereon guilty of
ilia gal voting upon election day, sTo
vembef 9. FsVAVX CBAWFOKS,
FEAR RESULT OF OWN VOTE
Democratic Farmers Selling Their
Wheat Before Election Day.
QUARTET OF POLITICAL ADS
Fre One I nln ten t lonally the Most
Effective of All More Evidence
of Discord In Uemocratlo
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 30.-(Spcclal.)-L. A. Wil
liams was here last night after a trip down
In Kansas. He brought the Information
that farmers were hauling their wheat to
market and selling It for DO cents a bushel
Theg were working overtime, so In case of
Bryan's election they would not be subject
to a drop In prices. Many of the farmers
who were doing this very thing said they
were going to vote for Bryan, but each of
these said he intended to sell off his prod
ucts for fear Bran would be electeJand
prices would go down.
Free Ad the Best.
In a farm paper published In Lincoln
there appears this week a page advertise
ment for A. C. Sliallenberger. two payes
for W. J. Bryan and a page for the entire
republican ticket. But the front page of
.he publication i is the best advertisement
the republican party could get, and it
cost nothing. The front puge contains u
photograph of an automobile lined up in
front of a farm house and In the automo
bile Is a home-grown hog In a crate. Be
neath the picture Is the statement that
this Is the way the owner gets his flno
hogs to the station after they have been
Consider tills picture with the advertise
ment on the back page:
To the Farmers of Nebrsska: The nation
has enjoyed boundless prosperity, the state
good government under republican admin
istration. Will you cast your vole to
When farmers are taking their hoas to
town In automobiles, no one has yet been
able to satisfactorily figure out any rea
son for voting for a change.
In the minds of most people It Is believed
that advertisement on the back page and
that picture on the front page Is a good
indication of where the fanners stand po
litically this year.
Incidentally, that Shallenherger page Is
separate from the Bryan dope. That Is not
stiange when It Is considered that Mr.
Bryan's managers aie not for Sliallenberger
and Mr. Shallenberger's managers are up
In arms about the way the Alina man is
being treated. Bryan's managers would not
stand for Slmllenbcrger being mentioned in
his advertisement and It is a ten to one
shot that Sliallenberger had to pay for his
own page, while the Bryan ad was paid
for out of money collected for the demo
cratic cause among the country newspapers.
In this connection the action of Cowglll,
the democratic candidate for railway com
missioner, is Interesting. Mr. Cjwgill came
to the democratic headquarters recently
and let out a roar that could have been
heard almost by Brother Charlie in Chi
cago. He had contributed li-0 to the demo
cratic campaign fund, and so fir as he
and his friends can figure out not even a
postage stamp had been used by the com
mittee in his Interest. Cowgill has his own
friends ill the democratic headquarters, who
know this and are responsible for the state
ment All for Boostlosr Bryan.
Cowgill Is not the only democrat who la
being sacrificed for Bryan and neither Is
Sliallenberger. Not by a good deal. In fact,
the entire democratic ticket ia bring sacri
ficed In the Interest of tho candidate for
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ACT OF BRAZEN EFFRONTERY
Attempt to Make Federation Political
Factor Will Fail.
TAFT AND SHERMAN AT UTICA
nth RepaMlran Candidates Address
Urcat Mass Meetlnat at Home
t'lty of Latter neerhra
at Other Points.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Oct. 30.-SIedg. hnmm r
blows at the Gompcrs-Brysii labor legisla
tion plana wero delivered hro ton'ght by
William H. Taft before two Immense audi
ences. Mr. Taft gave the names of many
labor lenders high the councils of tlio
American Federation of Labor who he said
were leaving Mr. Gompers.
"Tho attempt of Mr. Gompers." ho de
clared, with great emphasln, "to deliver
the labor vote of this country Is as auda
cious an act of political effrontery as has
ever occurred In the history of politics.
"It is most reassuring to note that the
men associated with Mr. Gompera In the
executive councils of the Federation of
Labor aro falling away from him In this
effort of hia to make tho fedavation a po
"The men who decline to follow him are
John Mitchell, James Duncan, first vice
president of the American Federation of
Labor; Daniel Keefe, the head of the Long
shoremen's union; W. D. Ryan, secretary
and treasurer of the United Mine Worker;
A. L. Faulkner, president of the Window
Glass Workers of America; Claude Worth,
secretary-treasurer of the International
Dredge Workers; Charles McCarthy, grand
president Tug Firemen and Linemen as-
sociatlon; W. T. Fuller, Elevator Employes;
T. J. Dolan. international secretary of the
steam shovel and divdgcnien, and many
others high In the councils of labor organ
izations. It Is a struggle for political ex
istence on the part of Mr. oUmpers. and
he Ib willing to resort to 'every extreme
method possible to secure success."
Gompers Man of Una Iden.
After asserting that the protective system
waa decidedly the most Important consider
ation for the American workmen, Mr. Taft,
"Mr. Gompers, however, has so committed
himself on one subject with referenoo to
labor that he Is willing to sacrifice every
other consideration, however important and
material to the welfare of the wage earnete.
He Is willing to have a return of the con
ditions that existed In 189S, so eloquently
described by .lilm at that time, if only he
can securo what he regards as the proper
legislation concerning injunctions. He pro
poses to abolish Injunctions In Industrial
disputes where the injunction is Issued to
protect a person whoso business Is Injured
by the lawless acts of working men, and
this by statute. He also proposes to legal
ize the secondary boycott, though many
trades unions have distinctly renounced
Its use as an instrumentality In Industrial
disputes, which is un-republlcnn, un-Amerl-can
and which Is certain to react upon the
users as a boomerang with disastrous
"President Roosevelt In a letter to Bryan
has Inquired of him whether the democratic
platform Is to be taken as favoring this
plan of Mr. Gompers, which Mr. Gompers
asserts to be the fact, saying that It was
agreed between Mr. Gompera and Mr. Bryan
that what the labor Interests had been de
manding from congress should be a part
of the democratic platform. Mr. Bryan
hus refused to answer Mr. Roosevelt's yues
tlons, and therefore we take it that he ia
committed to Mr. Gompers" program."
Taft and Sherman Meet. ,
UTICA, N. Y Oct. ao.-"Your Jim has
assured me that we aie going to be elected
and I believe his Judgment is good," de
clared William H. Taft to a great audience
here today. Tho meeting at which Mi.
Taft spoke followed a twenty-minute con
ference between the republican candidates
at a hotel.
Mr. Sherman was waiting Jn his auto
mobile when the Taft special pulled Into
the station. Judge Taft greeted him with
the, greatest cordiality and the two went
to tho hotel. Twenty minutes later they
were driven up through the crowded
streets. Two audiences were awaiting to
receive the candidates, one at the Majestic
theater and another at the Orpheum.
The Majestic was visited first, and when
Taft and Sherman appeared, side by slda
on the stage, the audience was electrified
Into an enthusiastic demonstration. Tho
shouting continued for many minutes.
Judge Taft expressed many fond memories
of Utlca. adding, "and besides it Is the
homo of your Jim Sherman and my col
league on the national ticket.
"I have known Jim Sherman a good many
years," continued Jurtss Taft, and ra-h
time he called his colleague "Jim" ap
proval was expressed without stint. "You
don't have to know him long to know hlin
well," he added.
fchernian Tower of Strength.
"It Is my good fortune in Washington to
find him one of the towers of strength for
doing thlngs-for getting things through
congress. We aro in the same boat. Jim
and I. Nobody ran vote for him and
rcvatch me, and obody can vote for me
and scratch Jim. We are absolutely tld
together, and I an delighted that It is so.
We are on the eve of a national election
and Jim Sturni'.n assures me that wa aro
going to be elect, i.''
"New Yorfc city will give you 50 000 ma
jority." shouted a volcfi
"I am not ambitious for too many figures
In the way of majorities, " returnej the
candidate, smiling. "You Juirt get the ma
jorities." "But," he continue! with a more serious
nlr. "when you come to look at it, It docan t
seem to mu there can lie the slightest doubt
about our winning in this election. People
ought to know a good thing when thy ;
it." This brouKlit a l-iuh. lie then added
that he thought It would be a reflection
on tha American people to suppose that they
would not vote In accordance with their
business Interests and material prosperity.
This led him to a discussion of the Issues
in a general way.
When Judge Taft hid concluded, Mr.
Hherman followed with a brief speech. Tnn
candidates then spoke to an audience In the
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