The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Sunday, October 25, 1908 Page: 7 of 48
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THANKS TO PE-RU
THE FAT FRW
By the Bepobllcaos Indicates I Big
Slash Food for Close Statks.
STAND DELIVER LETTERS
Are Being Beat Ont Generally and
Some of the People Who Are
Getting Them Are Not at
CHICAjOO October 24. There l no
tongsr and doubt that the republican
party engaged In a frantlo effort to
t0 op aa Immense slush fund for the
corruption of voters In the doubtful
State on th day of election. For weeks
pact th republican have been crying
Krerty; this Is a false cry. It la now
own that the party managers have all
thy money they can legitimately use. but
what they desire la an Immense sum for
th arenas of votes similar to that
used In IKK. The cry of alarm that has
bean raised by Chairman Hitchcock with
reference to the Ohio situation was a call
to wealthy republican Interests to "stand
and deliver." This "shake down" game
1 being worked by the republicans In
very conceivable way.
Ex-Senator Petti grew of Bouth Dakota
who was at democratic headquarters to-
day thinks the republicans will have an
enormous corruption fund for use In the
final days of the campaign.
PROTEST FROM MAJN&
Many letters have been received at
Chairman Mack's office from people
prominent In the country who received
the "fat frying" letters of George R.
Sheldon treasurer of the republican Na-
Edwin Btone a prominent attorney In
Maine who received a letter from Mr.
Sheldon asking for funds has replied aa
"I received a few days ago a clroular
letter from the chairman of the repub-
lican National committee earnestly ap-
pealing for a contribution to forward
the campaign for the elevation of the
candidates of Its party and the mainte-
nance of republican policies' and In-
closed with It was another from the re-
publican National advisory committee
urging my 'serious attention' to the first
letter above mentioned.
"1 declined to respond by subscription
to these desperate appeals Duplicates of
these letters as I. am Informed and be-
lieve have Men sent all over the coun-
try and there Is there can be but one
purpose to be effected In such an effort to
collect a very large Bum of money at this
time In the campaign now so nfear Its
"If managed In a business like wny. all
the legitimate expenses of the campaign
would have been provided for before thla
time. It therefore must be apparent to
any reasonably Intelligent person that
this appeal for money at this time Is to
create an enormously large fund to be
used In doubtful States for corrupt pur-
poses on the day of election and a few
oaj-B prior thereto.
"In other words you are to repeat or
attempt to do so the practices of the re-
unncans In isss and 19D0. Your evident
ealgn now In to corrupt and dehauch
every voter who can be Influenced by
money not the venal alone but the un-
employed the unfortunate poor man
made so by a republican policy. It Is
only ny this corrupt method that you will
save the republican party for the defeat
It richly deserves and has Invited by Its
hypocritical abuse of legislative and ex-
A GEORGIAN'S ANSWER.
Henry R. King a well known Oeorgian
responded to a similar Utter In the fol-
"I can not accede to your request. The
paramount Issue In thla campaign. It
seems to me is whether the president
shall be elected by the people or whether
he shall be appointed by the administra-
tion. "If te latter principle Is to prevail then
we may as well abandon the Idea of a
repunllr and return to the system we re-
pudiated over a hundred years ajfco.
"If the president with the prestige and
patronage of the government at his back
is allowed to nominate and elect his suc-
cessor we may bid farewell to representa-
tive government for no one can dispute
the enormous advantage the govern-
ment party has over its opponents or will
deny It requires more than a mere ma-
jority of the electors to overcome It."
T. R. FAKES KNOX'S NOISE.
Merely Added Pugilistic Tone to the
Senator's Labor Bomb.
(From the St. Ixiuls Republic )
WASHINGTON October 22. -Excepting
In a few passages and In the conclusion
where appears the fisticuff manner of his
direct correspondence with Mr. llryan.
President Roosevelt's letter to Senator
Knox on the labor question. Issued yes-
terday possessed characteristics so un-
usual In a Rooseveltlan document that
Inquiry Into the origin of the letter fol-
Those who read the letter closely found
arguments a construction nnd tone that
hjdlcate some shrewd lawyer ns the au-
thor. The probable fnct Is that the letter
kl essentials was ft letter from Philander
C. Knox to Philander ('. Knox adapted
to a timely purpose bv tlio president.
It Is admitted In the White Mouse clr-
clea that the subject mailer of tho letter
was discussed l.is-t Sunday at the White
House lu a conference attended by Sena-
tor Knox Justice Moody or the supreme
court Mr. Taft and President Roosevelt.
The decision was then reached that the
president should belabor Samuel tlonipers
and make a supreme effort to minimize
the republican labor defection. The great-
er part of the letter was furnished t l he
president by Senator Knox at that time.
The president supplied ttio charges of
ham and deceit and added tho personal
note of challenge to llryan.
''jfjfter launching this torpedo to sink the
GenePcra'c campaign ship In which Mr.
iouatn expecitrwo pnoi uie umor vote into
o m mo iFirnuiviii i-wu.r-u ioon lu ooi
Itect of uie explosion. Officially you
told here that the president is well
lied. From telegrams received and
lersonal comment he hears he con-
Ijl that be has succeeded at least In
gning tiompers to the bottom of the
proof of this pudding must await
sting and the reports received here
kit that the labor vote still swears
candidate from Nebraska.
heroic presidential effort to over-
the effect of the Itrvan-Goniners
In tho general opinion here also
gawaurneu in kii i utj h (uhi in wnicn
11 lour other points which the demo-
re emphasllsng now to an uncom-
extent. The president's avowal
sons for concealment In collert-
d disbursing .campaign money
widespread criticism. The theme
me both a threatening and an
ant one. By seising upon (he la
ter the president executed n flank
nt and led an assault In a new
president today devoted his poliii-
ftntlon to Indiana conferring with
-Miliar now lieutenant governor of
ikes Appeal to Voters.
Lk Texas OctoDer 24. -Chairman
hit of the Brazos County Iemo-
lOood Government club has ad-
strong appeal to the loyal
kta Of Brasos county to rally to
s on election day and vole the
UO lirnei sireigiit rrm presi-
Wonstablr. He npakes the appeal
(wound of duty and loyalty. He
10 fact that by a full vote Rraios
' representative In the Htate con-
Is Increased and the danger or
tlv'ty representation In congress
t dawn l lessened.
-elo Big Fair November 4 to 7:
i Nruas nu. ne u. tit agent
(Hehry Vatterson In Loulrvllla Courier-
Journal.) The attitude of the republican and mug--ump
newspapers In the present cam-
paign Is creditable neither to tha Journal-
ism nor th patriotism of those who
conduct them. Real Independence. evenf
an Intelligent sense of fair play seems
wholly wanting to them. Yet their af-
fectation of th deliberate and judicial
Indicates the lack of genuine sincerity
and courage wblch the world ever char-
acterizes the snobbery of commerce.
It Is. In the opinion alike of the thlfi
and thin partisans and the oracles of
that commercialism which claims to have
no party politics that It Is all right for
the republicans to vary their use of the
dagger poisoned by tainted money with
the bludgeons of political combat but all
wrong for the democrats to pick up a
ready billet of wood or to lay about them
with a good stout stick. In response.
The president of the United States may
violate the obligations of his magistracy
and desecrate the dignity of his office
he may throw the whole power of his ad-
ministration Into the naming of a suc-
cessor and to elect him plunge Into the
activities of the open field of battle
whilst exhausting the agencies of the
secret service upon the collection of cam-
paign funds; but. If the democrats ques-
tion these things If they ask why. and
find a reason in the unguarded utteranoe
of Nicholas Longworth the president's
son-la-aw they are either railed at as
malignant or pooh-poohed as discover-
ers of mare's nests Ooverner Hughes
the apotheosis of hidebound republican
standpatlsm. the volunteer attorney ot
every tariff-fed organization from Sugar
trust to Federal steel may say that the
election of a democratic president "will
throw the business of the country Into
the hands of a receiver." without re-
buke: but if democrat declares that
trustlsm Is the corner stone of repub-
licanism and points to Aldrlch In th
"senate and Cannon In the house as
clear proof he becomes a traitor to
American Industrie. In short the phi-
losophy of the Journals we have In mind
teaches that a republican majority of
one no matter how obtained constitutes
patriotism and prosperity but a demo-
cratic majority of 100.000 spells treason
and ruin though It represents the free
suffrage of the unprotected unsubsldlzed
unpurchased and unpurchasable masses
of the people who hew the wood and
haul the water and pay the taxes.
It Is now. as It has been always undet
republican rule everything for the fa-
vored few. nothing for the consuming
many. With the straight organs the
argument la that we owe all blessings
to republli anlsm no part of them to
Ood Almighty. With the thinly-veneered
oracle of commercialism the rescript
runs "better let well enough alone." and
"though we concede-that Bryan has shed
tme of his horns he has not shod his
oofs and Me atlll swishes his tall."
But. let us particularly. These twin-
brothers of rich respectability the Hec-ord-Herald
and the Inter Ocean of Chi-
cago severally and Jointly are agreed
that the editor of the Courier-Journal
spoke an Infinite deal of nothing more
than any man In all Kentucky when he
said the other night that eternal vigi-
lance Is the price equally of liberty and
good government suggesting in that con-
nection that occasions! changes of party
are Indispensable 1o both.
Says the Inter Ocean:
"It Is recalled that Colonel Watterson
is subject to periodical perturbations ot
this kind in early life he was much Im-
pressed with the event of the French
revolution and absorbed Its vehement
vocabulary. Nearly every four years he
has been predicting mure or lees violent-
ly 'another French revolution' unless
the republican party should be Instantly
turned out of power.
"What Marse Henry forgets what all
fervid rhetoricians like him forgot Is thai
theie never can be anything like a French
revolution In thla country for tho simple
reason that there Is no lid on the Amer-
ican people which can not be lifted l
the simple process of dropping ballots
In ajiox. That la all that is nocessai v
to pin any party nut of power in Uils
"Tho republican party will go out and
the democratic party will come In when-
ever the democratic parly gets the more
votes. This is all thai it needed to
effect the change."
The editor of the Courier-Journal has
Indeed looked with disquiet upon the
one-party ascendency tending ever to-
ward the one-man power; but at no time
has tie bad the French revolution In hjs
mind s eye. The conditions and causee
which after M) yearn of grinding pov
erty. and oppression under the harlotoc-
rncy brought forth that prodigy of the
ages could not be duplicated here. To
find warrant for the words of admoni-
tion rather than of agitation and stll)
less of cuinpalgn oratory which he ven-
tured to address to Ills neighbors he had
no need to cross the ocean nor to travel
so far Into the realm of history. There
are plenty of warning example nearer
home and lm 'Mental to our own time.
Within less than fifty years we have
had a gigantic sectional war; ten years
mu. ceedlng of martial law over ten States
of the Tnlon; a disputed presidential
election verging tipon civil war the mur-
der of three presidents of the United
States arousing a kind of popular frenxy;
and at least two insurrectionary movo-
nienti calling for the armed Interposition
of the National government.
We have grown from a huddle of petty
Fovereigntles. held together by a rope of i
sand rfito a world power to be main-
tained. If It pursues a policy of expansion
by an awe-lnsplrlng navy and a standing
aimy two. or three million strong par-
celed out among the State but directed
and deployed from Washington. The
president Is commander In chief of this
tremendous armament. Is It a far stretch
of fancy to conceive that there Is no
dinner embodied by these conditions;
that we are secure against all political
maladies; against all domestic and
economic disturbances; against party
spirit grown arrogant through long ten-
ure and personal ambition exposed to
the temptations of opportunity. In short
that we. and our free Institutions differ-
ing from all that ever went before In
human annals are immune anil Immortal?
"The republican party will go out."
says the Inter Ocean "and the democratic
party will come In whenever the demo-
cratic party gets the more votes." Waiv-
ing the case of 1876 when the democratlo
party got the more votes by more than
one-fourth of a million and yet was
counted out our organ of commercialism
falls here Into a most misleading half-
truth because the means to the hand of
the party In power of forestalling the vote
and frustrating the popular Intent are
enormous. We are supposed to live under
a government of public opinion. Mean-
while modern politics has created ma-
chinery especially designed for controlling;
thla public opinion. The machinery so
fabricated places all the advantages In
the possession of the leaders of the party
in power i ne ins to oegin on are aa i
4a army fortified. . Th "out" ar put a )
body of raw mllltla which howrer
brave and no matter how capably tod
hav to cross many lines of entrenchment
to storm the cannon mounted redoubt and
fo carry the murderous barricade. It 1
yetr a question whether victory against
such odd U possible. The present cam-
paign la to determine that. It is to de-
cide whether the people unaided can
successfully go against a party oocupylng
a fortre whether the American voter
Is or 1 not an over match against th
union of honest wealth making common
cause with dishonest wealth oorruptly
obedient to tho party in power whether
In a word it la possible short of some
cataclysm to reach a change of parties
Mr. Tilde n once said that It require a
two-thirds vole to brlug about a change
of parties as well as Bet aside a presl-
dentlal veto and the Courier-Journal lias
often said that It requires a ground-swell
and a tidal wave
Turn we from the Inter Ocean' to the
Record-Herald. Each newspaper Is an
organ of commercialism of that self-
s&llsfled complacent and as one might
say. stall-fed commercialism which sees
nothing except what appears to the naked
eye; which piques Itself upon its practical
wisdom. Its freedom from fads and fan-
cies and lu adequacy to every affair of
politics and business all for the concrete
and material nothing for the spiritual
and idealistic; In a word which as a rule
sets such store by the dollar mark that It
thinks of little else regarding all changes
as for the worse and all "futures" as
either gambling or what Is more heinous
as dqenagogy and agitation.
The Record-Herald sees two rival candi-
dates for president seated at the same
table without coming to blows and "that
settle it" at least to Its matter-of-fact
"From the amenities of the Chicago
Taft-Bryan dinner " says the Record-
Herald "to the alarum and Jeremiad of
Henry Watterson at Louisville Is Indeed
a far cry. Which picture is the faithful
and realistic one that wblch common
sense and good humor naturally sees In
surveying the political situation or that
whlolj Mr. Watterson has painted to
strike terror Into the hearts of the gullible
and timorous In buckram?" And then
our esteemed contemporary proceeds a
"Turn from these simple facta to th
spooks of the Watterson picture:
" The White House Is already the pal-
ace of a king.' the campaign was and Is
a family affair;' another republican suc-
oess would endanger the repuulio and has-
ten 'an Irrepressible conflict between
capital and labor' the republican party
would never give up power "short of soine
cataclysm making its exit the Blgnul for
it may be a civil war.'
"One rubs his eyes In amaxement. What
Is this a serious speech of an Intelligent
and rational American addressing an In-
telligent and mature audience or the
imaginary recital of a nightmare?
"Does Colonel Watterson when off thte
stump believe for a moment that Taft's
election would mean monarchy and a dic-
tatorship ruin and desoiatlon? Does he
expeot any sensible man to take his stage
thunder seriously 7 Would be In the
event of republican victory repeat his
gloomy and dire prophecies on the day
after the election?"
Mr. Watterson has nowhere Intimated
that "Taft's election would mean mon-
archy and a dictatorship ruin and deso-
lation." In the Louisville Speech whloh
the Record-Herald Insists upon describing
so despltefully he pointed out the evils
and dangers of prolonged party tenure.
Illustrated by the old hlstorlo democratic
party urged the purifying needs of ecea-
slonal changes of party In the States and
at Washington and declared that the pro-
gram inadvertently blurted out by Nich-
olas Longworth a member of congress
and the president's son-in-law of two
terms for Taft and then two more for
Roosevelt meant in Its final and personal
equation absolutism and autocracy. He
spoke as a patriot and not as a partisan.
as a philosopher and not aa an agitator
i Personally the result of the presidential
election is nothing to him. But will any
thougUrUul man deny the truth of what
i he said?
j . Certainly the White House is the pal-
i ace of a king not much differing fn Its
I usage from its kindred and coeval kingly
I abodes in other lands whilst the presi
dent lias vastly more power than Is pos-
sessed by any constitutional sovereign on
Certainly tho republican party has be-
come so arrvigant In Its spirit and so
compact In Its organisation that given
thtt pretext and the means It will be no
more willing to surrender It power after
two terms of Taft and two more of Roose-
velt than It was In 1S77. when having
lost an election it bought the returning
boards and paid the price in a market so
open that the very terms of the bargain
and sales may be rendered by history in
detail. We need not go back to its im-
peachment of Andrew Jackson a scheme
actually to Mexlcanlae tho republlo.
Certainly the campaign Is "a family
affair" all the way from Cortelyou and
llarrlman and the big stick In 1904 to
Frank llltchoook and Nicholas Longworth
and the steam roller In ltOi and. If such
transparent corruption can win again
there Is no reason why the dream of two
terms of Taft and then two more for
Rivisevelt may not come true.
Vet In the face of all that has hap-
pened and all that we are now seeing
the Record-Herald has the hardihood to
say of the coming election "the success-
ful candidate whoever he may be will
owe his election to millions of free pro-
gressive and "private1 American voters
not to officeholders official dictators or
local satrap and that ho will Ik morally
and practically responsible to the whtile
people aa their executive and representa-
tive." As responsible to "the whole people."
as Mr. Roosevelt who denounces those
of the people that support tho democratic
ticket as menacing the prosperity of the
country and the future of righteousness
One need nore or mean to le or be
fairly described as being an alarmist be
cause he takes a more serious and less
optimistic view of public tendencies nnd
affairs and out of a solicitous love of bis
country and a loyal care for Its institu-
tions he points out the dangers ahead
which he see or think he sees. Reason-
ing by analogy citing historic examples
pointing out sinister tendencies is the
aim and province of patriotic statesman-
ship not of Irrelevant prediction or
bloody-minded ogitalon. The Courier-
Journal tMnks that Its editor has a
right to more considerate treatment
from hie professional brethren and espe-
cially from Mr. Frank Brett Noyes and
Mr. George Wheeler Hlnman.
The writers In the' Inter Ocean and the
Rocord-Herald who belittle Mr. Watter-
son' words and pervert the spirit of hi
speech and r Ram them out of hun-
dreda of republican commentators who do
the same and whom they rt resent seem
to have read only foreign hi0 lories and
to consider nothing except what has pass-
ed before their own tjes They leave
not only theorle and probabilities but
human nature otfl of their account. To
make their case against Mr Watterson
they are obliged to misrepresent him as
predicting dire ruin as the result of Taft's
election. This Is squally nliilr to a fel-
low worker to a free enlightened jour-
nalism and to th country. It Is as ex-
aggerative as lurid and blood curdling in
them as they would have their distortions
appear in him.
If Taft la elected things will amble
along much as they have .
the last thirty years of fav
distinction and ring rule.
Cannon will reign as king
: illsni. class
' the house.
Aldrlch will rule as boss of the senate.
Whatover attention Is paid to the tariff
will be dominated and dlr. ted by the
same agencies which orenb.t trustlsm
and th trusts. The same .
treasury leeches will contr
.1 crowd of
finances. The same c 1 : wd of ma-
chine politicians will run tin steam roll
er. The same old crowd
but millionaire nobodies wl.
fill the for-
elgn embassies and legal. unt
gentleman born with a golcen spoon In
his mouth able and amiable but aristo-
cratic will occupy the White House.
We may look for no mire agitation
about abuses and reforms than may be
needful to appearance. The country
wants a rest. From whom? From what?
Why from Roosevelt President Taft's
own Roosevelt. The cry will be anything
for peace In the party with two terras
forxTSddy after 1916 but two first for
Me-Too because has not the Inter
Ocean said that Bryan means reaction;
has not the Record-Herald said that
democracy and stagnation are synony-
mousorgans both of "the business In-
terests" and ha not Prlnoe Nicholas
promised It and sealed It with a kiss of
the hand to the hayseeds and sworn It
by the rose In bis coat. Why certainly;
everybody Is to be happy tne goose of
republicanism and high tariff and high
finance to swing away up In the air!
And when all this has come to pass
where will the people be where even the
proletariat except beneath the band and
rule of the Federal government. Rooae-
velt has already set the pace. Either he
or some other popular hero will oontlnue
It. Usurpations do not go backward. As-
sumptions of power are progressive and
aggressive. Unless checked they will
have so warped and twisted the organlo
law so accustomed the public to viola-
tions of the spirit of our Institutions so
welded the army and navy to their pur-
pose that by a touch upon a button they
may suppress the republicans of San
Francisco as easily as an uprising of the
labor organisations In Chicago even a
noisy democratlo meeting In New Tork
confident In the Jingo boast
"We have the ships we have the men.
And we have the money too."
These are the Inevitable consequences
the sure fruits of too long tenure of au-
thority; the one-party power begetting
the one-man power; centralisation mas-
ter of electricity. In the saddle; tlte man
on horseback ha who happens to be. m
possession of the steam roller.
W look for nothing of the kind be-
cause we rely upon the virtue and Intel-
ligence of the people and consequently
Taft's defeat not his election. We do
not believe that the people can yet be
bought or bamboosled. though the means
of doing both are abundant and obvlou"
W'e believe that. In spite of the diversions
of Hearstism and Debslsm in spite of
the millions poured out of the colters of
the predatory rich buying Immunity by
secret contributions to the republican
campaign fund and In spite of the Taft
Hlnton nilllloaa. poured out freely to put
a Taft In the White House and thus to
keep a patrician family at the front In
spite of all these things. Including the
self-righteous screaming of the president
and the self-accusing promises of reform
from Cannon and Daliell Aldrloh and
Sunny Jim Sherman the people the
I plain calm sober unselfish people re-
publicans no less than democrats wll.
I recognize the dangers and at the polls
before It Is too late discriminate between
tbe spurious and the true.
Bryan Is but an atom but he Is an
atom of good red blood. Taft Is but an
atom but for all his gilding an atom
of steel and iron. The cry of the one is
"back to the constitution." The cry
of the other Is "help me Roosevelt help
me Carnegie help me Corey llarrlman
anybody or I sink and with me repul-
Ucanlsm and all Its ways which are the
protected monopolies and all Its paths
which lead through trustlsm to office'"
This Is tho one. paramount issue of the
campaign and our faith Is strong that
the people understand It and will aot
BRYAN IN WESTERN STATES.
Patterson of Colorado Reports on the
(HoHslon Port Sptrlal )
CHICAGO. October 24. Former Senator
T M. l'atterson of Colorado who has
been at democratic National headquarters
for several days pat-t declared that Hrysn
ls certain to carry Colorado by lf0 to
20.'0 li sure of Montana and Nevada and
tint chances favored democratlo sue ess
In Utah. Idaho and Oregon. In Senator
I'a terson s opinion a Bryan landslide will
sw op the West
I'heie Is no room lo doubt that ('do-
mo. will go for Hi van by 15uuo t ai.-io."
Fai l Mi Patterson "The only hope t lie
lenuhlbans express Is that new htnniVr.
I lo 1 1 in i up en i e I o
Sw Iuk the it ti'i I
are absolutely un.
' Tl e Denver in.
dressed bv Mi 111
poll! i al dciiniiiHl .
part of the i-Uut mI1
Taft. The demo. ratH
tlnK whii. ii was nl
.ui waa the rm-it -si
ion evAr u. it nss t li
the West. Tho iiu.iUorlum was docotMifd
t!u sumo w ay It was at the Nai i r.l
com i' nt km w In' i Mr. Bryan wan n .-m-nlc.l
Tin'ic v i 16000 people in the
liall. and as ninny more outside Mr
HrvHii had to muJw two speeche t. 'n
they let hUu enter The enthusiasm wt:.-n
lie wan inirxHjme! equaJled the K'at
tiemori-n rat Ion ut (ho Denver convention.
While tho 'mil meetinr In Penv-r
wns h laiKfl one
wai apparently .irmvn
toaetlier by cm
-f1 ""Her man v m-
V applause carne ai rhe
' ot JefferKon Tl -v
cuy rattier than
piithy. The lo
mention of thr
were cuieful n
Nevada ami '
rratlc. I tab nr
..a mention Mr. nu'm
Vna are uri oVmo-
Will fo fn Ui-v ill
t'TldN SDOkM 111 Sitll
Vhen Senator H
Kako C.ty h hHt
Mop to aV v hot fwr
he waa uddreasl
runs Ha r in I et rum Ad fr miv i..-
crtea for Bryan In Idaho the l'rmoin
and gentiles sisn l tRther for i he Nn
tlonal ticket nnd we believe shell
carry that Slate 1 consider r gin t.
be n doubtful Hnnc The Wruaii.Hi ther..
Is very hojwful.' "
San Annlo Bin Kali. VoVmbrr 4 to 7.
na-fourtfa raculax raU.B K. it .
San Annlo Bin Fair. KoYsmbrr 4 to 7.
Burgess Enthused DcWltt County
Democracy With I Speech.
TARIFF FOSTERS TRUSTS
Congressman Charged Republican
With Administering the Govern-
ment for the Large Money
Interest of the East.
(mutes Part Sprcial.)
CUERO. Texas October 21. The ap-
pointment of Hon. George F. Burgess
congressman from the Ninth district was
the signal for a great outpouring of the
democratic hosts here last night. Turner
hall the largest meeting place in the city
being filled to It- rapacity.
The speaker was Introduced by Prof. D.
W. Nash demoorailc county chairman
who paid him a very high compliment
and spoke with great confidence and en-
thusiasm on the achievements and the
prospects of the militant democracy.
As Mr. Burgess arose to speak It was
at once evident that he was In the house
of his friends and that they were there
to express their appreciation of his serv-
ice and to encourage him to koep up his
good work. Enthusiastic applause marked
the outset of his remarks and gen-
erous obeerlng punctuated many of
his telling points.
He began with a history of democracy
in which lie showed that Its precepts fur-
nished the only true view of representa-
tive govei iiinent and that unless one was
looking for unfair advantage from gov-
ernment he could have no purpose in op-
posing democracy. His argument ok the
tariff as the chief fosterer of the trusts
was one of the strongest expositions of
that question ever heard here. Naturally
a dry subject. It was one that aroused
the highest Interest last night as Mr.
Ilurgess applied his masterful reasoning
his witty comparisons and his Incisive
criticism and analysis. He charged the
republican party with administering gov-
ernment for the trust manufacturers and
the great Kastern bankers and said It
wasn t hard lo understand how the re-
publicans could so easily raise such giant
campaign funds to debauch certain ele-
ments of the electorate In doubtful States
and nothing but such tactics can defeat
us In this National contest. Jefferson be
said was the great founder of the Im-
perishable principles of democracy and
llryan the intrepid fighter for their main-
tenance who bad such a host of Amer-
ican patriotism with him that he hoped
would overbalance whatever votes 'that
republican sluBh funds might deflect.
WORK DONE FOR DISTRICT.
Mr. Burgess referred to his efforts for
his district and the country at large as
a member of the rivers and harbors com-
mittee promoting the Intercoastal canal
connecting the bays and Inland water-
ways so that heavy freights could be
brought from the North to Louisiana
and South Texas. He spoke most en-
thusiastically of opening up the three
rivers of his district the Brazos Colo-
rado and the Guadalupe. Work on tho
Ouadalupe Is now In earnest progress be-
tween Victoria to the coast and he had
no misgivings whatever ot Its ultimate
Improvement to Cuero and then on to
Public buildings for Victoria. Cuero and
Gonzales are also receiving special care
by Mr. Bugress and with the money con-
gress has already appropriated all three
are practically certain to be early real-
ities. This part of his speech touching
the Ouadalupe river and the public build-
ing was received with the wildest delight
by the entire audience.
The address was concluded with a
strong and convincing plea for party
loyalty especially with reference to any
defection on account of prohibition. Every
ticket scratched he said was Just that
much strength given to prohibition as
the only possible way to defeat prohi-
bition was the union and hearty co-opera-ilon
of the democratic antla In South and
North Texas. Aside from gratifying a
little occasional spite he said nothing was
ever accomplished by scratching as all
fovernmenial questions were now settled
hrough party orgaulxntlon.
DE WITT SHOUIJJ BE LOYAL.
Of all counties that should be loyal to
democracy he thought De Witt should
head the list when the long line of dis-
tinguished names was considered that the
party had so signally honored th late
Congressman Schleicher Rudolph Kle-
lierg the two Judges Pleasants William
Henry Craln John W. fcitayion. A. B.
Davidson and others. He made a very
strong plea for support of Lieutenant
Governor Davidson and A. S. Crisp legis-
The Lien hard brass band furnished stir-
ring music before and after tbe address
which stimulated and enlivened the feel-
ing of patriotic enthusiasm.
The reception and the address given Mr.
Burgess last night leaves no possible
doubt that he was addressing a town
overwhelmingly democratic and that It is
united on the belief that we have one of
the mosrcswirceful and useful congress-
men In the lower house of the National
Mr. Ilurgess was entertained at an ele-
gant 6 o clock dinner yesterday at the
home of Fmll I.eonardt president of the
Ice and cold storage works where a num-
lier of representative citizens of the city
Joined him In an elaborate course spread.
POLITICAL WmELWIKD PENDS.
Quiet at Republican Headquarters
Before the Storm.
( Houston Post SpiciaL
NHV YORK October 24. Th quiet
uhlrh prevailed nt republican National
and fftnte headquarters In tMft ctty today
ia the rftlm preceding th political whirl-
wind wl lch Is to break loone In thin re-
j;lon nent wek.
Chulrmun Hitrhcook will roturn Mon-
6h y mitrnln from Chicago In time to
niet Mr luft bWoro tha latter d-
partur for New Haven where he will
upeaji nt rnui. Returning Mr. Taft will
upeak at Tort Chester at 3:06 p m re-
turn In immediately aterward to this
cti ' for his tour of Brooklyn on Monday
evening He will addrenn four mot Imk
In that city. A pnrade will be on of the
future of the nlghl
York Speaks at Angleton.
iff w Post Special.)
Ayi.IKT N. Teian October 24 - o S
York apoke here last nljrht. In the Int- i
est of lii- candidacy for congress from
t dint ri. t to a small audience. The
small numlM f of republicans here em
wifll pleaeed with his speech but It be. tin
;i cool night lew others were out.
FUNERAL OF COL. J. D. ROGERS.
Special Train Bears Body of Dis-
tinguished Texas to Brenham.
(HokjI ' Foil SHool )
HRFNHAM. Telas. October 24 The
funeral of Colonel John li. Rogers whose
i..jlli oconned In Galvealon Thursday
inuinlng. took place upon the arrival of
it Merlnl triuii in 11 16 this morning.
I .llowlni: li Hi" personnel or the parry
M at cam w uith iliu remains: Dr. tl H.
M-r the i:.i.- ijial minister who offl-
. iieU at tne -inetery; Mr. and Mr
William Rogers i )r. all Mrs. V. !..
H iters Jnr Ib-K'-i-s. John Mealy. W.
I.iry. M. R.ivl..ii and sister. Mr. Itldd
vi and lira rtoUci i..n Colonel Stafford.
M ru'ttlnconih. II Painter C. H. Dorsey.
.pinln AIV. i ' ii j it .i I n Lrewy Colon!
Mi'ulnm. Coiim.l Moody an T. K
A large number "f rhend met the spe-
nt I train at tlic depot auK aocoanpanlrd
the remains to I'mirln be. ometry.
uharo In th Rogers lot. he wag burWd
lr. C. 8. Ats of OalvestoJI rssMt th
Uiu Lemm of Minnttota and ifn.
STIRS ELIZABETH tXtKM.
MISS ELIZABETH LEMM. Klmbal
"It gives me pleasure to Inform
you about my health. I can never express
my thanks to you and can never recom-
mend Peruna high enough for all the
good It has done me.
"I have had catarrh of the lung In the
worst way and went to different doctors
but without success. They ail claimed
1 had consumption which I really
thouRht myself for I was all run down
and hul no appetite whatever. I could
not sleep was always weak and tired
and at times pains In my lungs spe-
cially on the left side.
"I" gave Peruna a trial took about iif-
teen bottles and am entirely cured. Be-
fore I started to take Peruna I weighed
89 pounds now I weigh 135. Thank to
Sutti a story as this shows ffcat Peron
Is a very efficacious remedy.
National Chairman Predicts Land-
slide for Bryan.
EVERY DOUBTFUL STATE
Based on ConserratiTe Lines He
Says That the Nebraskan Will
Receive 301 Electoral Votes
Having 59 to Spare.
NEW TORK October St. National
Chairman Mack authorised a statement
today In wTilch he claimed the election
of W. J. Bryan by a landUda Mr. Mack
announced that his report showed that
Mr. Bryan would receive at least M
electoral votes or fifty-nine more than
is necessary for a choice. a
Mr. Mack's forecast of the election Is
"The rumbling and thunder of the
Bryan landslide In the West are already
heard In Hie ICastern State and today
I can confidently predict tho election uf
Mr. Bryan. The landslide In the West
will extend to the shores of the Atlantic.
It means the democratlo National ticket
will carry every doubtful state In tills
secilon and In the rock-ribbed republican
districts the majorities of that party In
recent years will be reduced to a mini-
mum basing my forecast on the most
conservative lines In view of the optimis-
tic reports 1 have received from all sec-
tions of the country I figure that Mr.
Bryan will have at least 801 electoral
votes or fifty-nine more than Is nscea-
nary for choice.
"Tills comfortable majority will In-
crease rather than decrease when count-
ed. In addition to 166 vote of the solid
South and In this I Include Maryland I
am confident that Mr. Bryan will carry
New York. New Jersey Connecticut
Idaho Montana Colorado Nebraska
Nevada Indiana Ohio Delaware Kan-
sas and South Dakota a total of Wl
votes All over the country there Is a
chanire of X to SO per cent from the
Roosevelt vote of 1904 toMr. Bryan.
NBJ)fr TORK NOT IN DOUBT.
"The "result Is no longer In doubt In
New York. The thirty-nine votes of the
Stale are assured for Mr. Bryan- He will
win by a substantial plurality. The Em-
pire Stale can not longer be Included In
that territory called the 'enemy's coun-
try ' 1 speak from Information gained
from a thorough canvass and reports from
every county In the State.
Trom Connecticut I have received vary
encouraging reports. Judgs Robertson
th democratic candidate for governor
will curry the State by about 20 OK)
plurality and the National ticket backed
it united party has the best chance In
years of wlnulliK the electoral votea .
New Jersey sounds an optimistic note
and there Is every reason to believe that
that Slate will be In the democratic col-
umn. This Is not an extravagant state-
ment when you take Into consideration
the fact that Ibft tremendous republican
majorities of fm.ooo In 1H04 and 000 In 1300
were reduced to 70Ot) In tbe gubernatorial
contest In 1907.
"Dtduwai ' we exect to win. The peo-
ple in e hoi wllh resentment against a
part branded with Du Pofttlsm. Thou-
saiulH of republicans there will either
ote for llivmi or not vote at all.
"In Ohio unil in Indiana every element
Is working for our success and despite
the Kreat republican majorities of pre-
t ioiiH years 1 am confident that both
State will be In the democratic column
i'licy are for llryan today and there is
no reason for believing that the next
v.i-fk will witness a change of senti-
ment. Klahty per cent of the labor vote
in boili States and fully as Inrge a per-
cnia ki of the (lerman population are
tin Mr. liryan
' Illinois Ik doubtful with the chances
for Mr Taft. but If he wins It will lie
1 a ificatly reduced plurality.
IN TI1K PACH'TC STATES
"Thr Pacific Slates will show a llryan
tendency nnd a distrust of the extrava-
iriint. destructive policies of Mr. Roose-
velt In each partlculni ly In Washing-
ton fhece Htntes are an Important .actor
"i he mountain Slates have given w'.th-
I In forty eight hours confidence In the
In line. I figure at the present time
Mr llryan will have at least 801 eleo-
loral votes 1 Include In my estimate
Ihc following Slates:
Solid South. l. Idaho. 8: Montana. 1;
('.dorado b Nobraska s; Nevada. 3; In-
diana. 16. Ohio. 2S; Kansas 10; New Tork
Hit New Jersey. t. Connecticut 7; Bouth
1 'ski. I a. : total all."
Tork Speaks at Alvin.
(Homtltt Pol Sfittial.i
AI.VIN. Texas October M. The first
speaker of this campaign to visit Alvin.
(). 8 York republican) candidate for con-
uress from this the Ninth district ar-
rived here this afternoon and addressed
the people at the opera house tonight at
8:30 o'clock en lb political 1 Al ; of th
Harris of Wiieontin
Write Grateful Letter.
MBS. K. M. BARKIS.
MRS. E. M. HARRIS Dellwood ITIa
"After following your advlo Jk& .
using Peruna and Manalln I was onrad
of catarrh of th no throat and stom-
ach from which I had suffered for several
years. When I commenced taking; Parana
I ooulri not make my bed without stopping
to ret 4 Now I do all my work aaa am
In goo health.
"I recommend this valuable ramedy to
all suffering from any disease of tn
It Is doubtful If there Is any other rem-
edy In th world that oould hav doaa
better work than thla A remedy that
can do this sort of work ought to b In
every household. Peruna ia doing; the
things all over th United States. Th
blessing that It ha been to aa anuria
multitude of women will never be known.
Only a very small par cent of uoh nasi
will ever irmlca known their ezDerlenoa.
A CALL TO
State Chairman Storey Urges All
Democrats to Vote at Election.
OF IMPORTANCE TO PARTY
County Chairmen Are Advised in
Another Letter That a Fall Vote
Vf ill Btvjy isuauag i
ChTMU Pott SHdaU 1
LOCKHART Texas October H. Btat
Chairman Storey hag Issued ih follow-
ing line to each county chairman la th
Dear Blr: I writ to again urg upon
your attention and te reouast that
urge upon th attention ofrrie democrats:
of your county the Importance of getting
out a fun democratlo vot at the ensuing
election on Tuesday November S. - '
While the overwhelming majority of th
vote cast In th Stat Of Texas is ear-
tain to be registered In favor of th dem-
ocratlo candidates It is Important a i
Mr. Bryan has repeatedly cabled attention
to It In ths Commoner from the stand-
point of the National prestige of the dem-.
odVatlc party that every possible demo-
cratic vote be gotten to the poll tn Texaa
and the other Southern State in a large .
part of these States the democratic ma-
jority Is so overwhelming that but a
mall proportion of th democratlo vot
Is registered and as a result the dem-.
ocratlc party loses the benefit of a large
popular vote to which It U entitled.
In the State of Texas four years ago
(In 1WM). the democratic ticket received
only 16T.U00 votes as again 60000 cast for
tho republican ticket. There were ao-
proxlmately aSO.000 democratic votes cast
In the recent democratic primary In this
State and It la safe to say that thr
are (00000 democratic voters in Tex
but In view of the well-known over-
whelming democratlo majority tn th
State and In practically every congres-
sional district and county little or no
Interest Is taken In the November elec-
tion and. consequently the vote cast hi
very small In comparison to the real
NEWS ELSEWHERE BNCOl'RAQINO.
The news from the otljer section of
the country Is most encouraging and
there Is much ground for the belief that
the splendid fight Mr. Bryan Is maklnc
wtll be rewarded by his triumphant elec-
tion to tbe presidency. Let us put forth
everv effort to aive him the larsest DOS- -
slble popular vote and te that end leg
us bring to the polls on November I a
nearly as possible the full democratlo
Btrength In the State.
To this end 1 write to request that yon
call your democratic codnty executive
committee together at the county seat
of your county on Saturday October 24.
and that at such meeting you devise
plans to get out every democratlo vot
possible at the election on November S
I ii trmmmt thVf t anrh mnlln unnr
milieu issue an address and have th
same published In your local papers urg- -lng
the voters to go to the polls and cast
their ballots and presenting to them th
Importance to the democratic party from
the National standpoint ot so doing. Let
us use every effort to remove the op-
portunity for republican members of con-
greas to taunt our Texaa representatives
with the small vote cast at our Novem-
ber elections snd to urge thla as a
ground for favoring th reduction of
Southern representation In congress.
Very truly yours A. B. Storey
Chairman State Democratic Executive
Committee of Texas.
Holiness Union Elects Officers.
(Atsociatfd Ptimi Rtport. I
BIRMINGHAM Ala October 24. Tha
Southern Holiness union In session her
with delegates present from over th
States of the Bouth today elected tha
following officers for the. ensuing year:
President. L. E. Brown. Meridian
Mlas. ; first vice president. H. C. Mor-
rison. Louisville. Ky.; second vice presi-
dent. K. P. Ellison. Penlel. Texas; third
vice president B. P. llaynes Wllmora .
Ky.; fourth vice president J. W. Reason :
Meridian Mis: secretary T. H. Brown :
ley Wllmore. Ky.; assistant sesretary. ;
.1' 1. . ' I . If 1 .1 1 n aaMaka ' UakIIa n
V . . Y . Vlg.il fc BH1UIWI g MMIWMI .
Cold Weather Advice
to all is to beware of coughs and
n th chest: as neglected they readily
lead to pneumonia consumption' or otfewf. '
pulmonary troubles Just as soon aa tha
cough appears treat it wita tfauard
Horehound Syrup th rtandard Mir 'a
America. Use as dlioted prfotly
harmless A cure and preventiT to all
disease of th lunga
Price Sto. WO and SLW Mr battl. '
ii dnigaists. ; ft&tf
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