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v f HOUSTON DVILY POST: THUHSD AY MORNING OCTOBER-29. 1908. 3 v
Not Even Roosevelt Has Shaken
BftlicTed Democracy Stood Better
Chance With Nebraska Than
Any Other Man Weakness
of Taft Propheiy.
BY FRANK H. BUSHICK.
(Houston Post Special CorrSpondnce.)
CHICAGO. October 38. While alt dem-
ocrats have realised from the outset that
their party could not win the presidency
this year without a political revolution
which would wipe out the steadily In-
creaflfng republican majorities of the last
three elections their hopefulness has
steadily grown as the campaign has prog-
ressed. It is a notorious fact the shrewd-
est republican leaders despite their flam-
boyant prophesies In print have ben
less confident than their opponents have
All last winter at Washington the re-
publicans were quite frank In admitting
tbeir fears of a reaction which would
make Bryan a formidable candidate this
year. They derided him in their speeches
on the floor of congress but In private
conversation at the hotels and in the
cafes which Is a polite term for saloons
they admitted they would have a fight
oh their handH Hits year which would
tax them to the utmost to win.
The congressional democrats on the
other hand started Into the fight this
year whipped and It Is a fact that they
Bo far doubted Mr Bryan's availability
that they would gladly nave welcomed
the nomination of John Johnson or any-
body else. If somebody with no office at
Make would hnve started a movement
Bgfeinst Bryan which they could have
lielped along without risking their own
fortunes. They were opposed to Mr.
Bryan's renomlnatlon hecaime they did
nfit believe he could be elected. That
"Was almost universally the case though
there were exceptions among the Texans.
Itoth Both .Senator Culberson and Sena-
tor Bailey believed the party stood a bet-
ter chance with Bryan than any other
That Culberson and Bailey were right in
thflr estimate as were the republicans
who usually see the chances of politics
more shrewdly than democrats do. has
hevn shown by Mr Bryan's unexampled
popularity as a candidate. He has stead-
ily grown stronger ever since the Denver
convention Not even the attempt of
the president of the Tnlted States to con-
j ect him with Standard Oil has shaken
the confidence of the people In the N
brnskan'fi high Integrity and pure patri-
ot lan .
All have come tn admit with the de-
vc'npmentK of the campaign that Bryan
was the strongest candidate the party
tntild have nominated this year. This Is
now o apparent that It need not be
RT-iilvzed F.ven Herman Bidder who
Hiopped :t Lincoln before going to Den-
er for the purpose of inducing Bryan
to withdraw in the Interest of his party.
Is now convinced that he was In error
mid thai the rank and file of the party
who wanted Bryan were right tnstinct-1-rlv
where his Judgment had erred
It I true that the republicans are still
ct nfident lv predicting Taft's election
but even they do not deny that the polls
upon which they base these predictions
phow ah alarming "reduction 'of republican
support everywhere. States which wen
carried by Roosevelt overwhelmingly are
now admitted to be doubtful and the.10
sire enough of these to turn the elec-
tion. Kven the straw voto conducted by the
Cincinnati Kimuirer and the St. Louis
Kepul'llcan. In conjunction with the Chi-
cago Kecord Herald and New York Her-
ald which on Its face indicates Taft's
election shows a change of M per cent
f rym Roosevelt to Bryan and but & Pr
cc-t from Tarkcr to Taft
It apparently gives New York to Taft
lv fa 1 oho as against Bosevelt's majoritv
of 175.eoo likewise Ohio by 44..A1 as
against Roosevelt's l'O.ooo. iind Indiana
bv 10.0(10 &p against Roosevelt's plurality
of 9v'Vi0. The same ratio of change Is
shown throughout Illinois Nc!r;isk.i.
K annas. st irglnla. t h- I ukoi as.
Maryland. 1 'nnnecttcut . Deiewnre Wis-
consin. Ihvh and tu her Western and
These stra w votes indicate the unmis-
takable drill toward detooctacy and
(lemoeiatic candidate nenerallv this year
but It must be apparent to an v cah o-
la t Ing mind that Thev a re not 11 correct
basis for deciding the. result of (he ple -tlon
so far In ndva nee. Thuh hon-
est ly made thev ci;n at bent he but a
partial expiosston 't" the voters. Thev
represent the sentiments of a few out of
every t hcusaud I pon (tie face of t hese
Incomplete tests the New York Herald
of Sunday tabulates the result hv Stales
giving Taft ;'s0 electoral votes Bryan l;ti
and leaving but Ui doubtful.
This easy settling of the election In
d ance lias by no means discouraged
the democratic managers at the Nation
al headquarters. Tht y call at tent ion to
the fuct that It wits mado almost wholly
by republican newspapers This alono
might not be sufficient reason for dis-
crediting it. but many letters have been
re eivod from various sources questioning'
For instance the Chicago Kecord-Her-
pld a rvll of MadlNun. Wis. credits that
lf rw en. ... . .
i i i ai u 1 a 1 1 1 1 01 1 . i 1 1 1 i.v
nt. who calls himself "a WH-
)lt' an" whii h probably means
1 Fulletto roptiblU an. writes
rat lc ht adguartera as foil ovs :
s normally a democrat h- cil v ;
V Is being offered that Hryiin
the county and the ittv. tn
m. rondnlac ami Manitowoc.
lose or actually l'-m.-i :tti.
o Tafl t v H be.ivv ohe-ilttv
d-Herald's alleged poll." So It
rlous other States
eakness of t he prophesy of
ion is t hat It was based on
liade two weeks before the
fails to take Into calculation
changes to take ulace In the
l At the admitted ratio of
Hh hail so red need republican
straw votOH are but nar-
Aiwhcluslve The bpst and most
1 llltiial sign of the year was
rjtn Vermont. The republican
30000 four i ears ugi whh
ratio of change throughout
based on these actual fig-
sweep the Cnlted Stales for
give him two-thirds of the
'S. That would seem to be
sonaoie basis uion which
ultB If predictions of mv
lly considered as being of
pf the president In descend-
eat office In order to par-
I political campaign has not
If received by pn'ss or pul-
Ifcvolt Is the chief executive
Iple who. without regard to
hr differences of opinion.
government and Judging
it received at democratic
which Are signed by both
If republicans he tutui not
LfM. One such petition rn-
blO today said:
ipdnrslgned cltlsens of the
!' (members alike of the pres-
.iloal parties believing that
ifor of the official io$itlon
moulU'Bot be us-d for par-
b; tti-l such partisan use or
lobjjfary to the spirit If ngt
f the letter of the -ronswu-untryv
f" ilkew to tur
ns preoeaepi in iuiuts ejev-
Hy request -thai jouf aot-
Uon be deferred until your status is once
more that of a private citlsen. "
The republican campaign managers
have violated the congressional franking
law many times during- thio campaign.
t)ny after day hundreds of speeches ot
congressmen have been transmitted
through the mails as a blind for conceal-
ing other printed matter which was not
entitled to the franking privilege. Now
It develops that postmasters are being
supplied with large quantities of congres-
sional literature printed on unaddressed
post cards which they are directed to
place In the boxes of patrons of these
offices. A lawyer In a Western State has
forwarded to democratic headquarters a
number of these unaddressed poet cards
containing extracts of republican congres-
sional speeches which were placed by
the postmaster In his postofflce box.
The paper trust probably tle most
daring of all the Iniquitous combinations
In this country has taken up the cause
of Taft and Sherman in a circular letter
addressed to patrons and friends.
This is the combination which according-
to sworn testimony before a congres-
sional committee In Washington this year
lias arbitrarily increases! the price of
common and print paper during the last
two years from Jl.Sfj to $- 80 per hundred
pounds in carload shipments. It Is the
same trust thut received the attention of
representatives of 774 newspapers at a
meeting In New York where resolutions
were adopted asking that congress grant
immediate relief from Us exactions.
In its appeal for support for the repub-
lican National ticket the paper trust lays
tare Its case. It frankly confesses that a
democratic victory would result in the
Immediate removal of duty on print paier
and wood pulp thus reducing the price
"Mr. Taft in his speech of acceptance
Iirr unequivocally expressed himseli tn
favor of protection and In opposition to
discrimination against any particular in-
dustry. Mr. Sherman candidate for vice
president stands for tiie same principles."
And again spejtklng of the action of
the republican members of congress wno
last winter prevented the immediate re-
moval f duty on wood pulp. -the paper
"As t lie republicans were so feariess
and resolute on the eve of a presidential
election in the face of the demands of the
press. It Is therefore reasonable to expect
that If tiiey are retained in power the
paper Industry will receive fair treatment
In the revision of the tariff."
In other words the paper trust appeals
to voters to elect Taft and Sherman.
the almost certain understanding that th
duty on pulp will not be removed. TMs
conclusion is justified In the light of the
record of the last republican congress.
A special committee was appointed by
Hpenker Tannon to investigate the paper
trust This was a carefuily planned trick
on the part of Kncle Joe Cannon and re-
publican leaders who believe in stnnd-at-Ism
to sidetrack the demands of the
American Newspaper Iublishers" associa-
tion which were voiced by Herman Bid-
der president of the association. An in-
different committee which had little life
In its work held a few meetings and tlden
ndlourned without taking any action.
Fearful of the defeat of judge Tatt.
the paper trust now conies forward with
an appeal for the defeat of Mr. Bryan.
In so doing It lias disclosed the real rea-
son which influenced a republican con-
gress to permit a continuation of its ex-
actions of newspapers and the public.
This apical In behalf of the paper trust
is issued from No 309 Broadway. New
York bv the American Paper and Pulp
association and the West Virginia Pulp
and Paper company.
LUKE WRIGHT AT EICHMOUJ).
John Skelton Williams Announced
He Will Vote for Taft.
(Assoriattd Press Refill )
RICHMOND. Va October 2 -Before a
large audience at the Academy of Music
tonight. Secretary of War Luke K.
Wright spoke on the issues of the cam-
paign and in favor of the candidacy of
Judge Taft. The meeting was hPi under
the auspices of a number of men of
prominence In this city principally men
John Skelton Williams former presi-
dent of the Seal) ard Air Line who in-
tioduced Mr Vt ;bt. announced that he
would vote for Mr. Taft. saying that
Virginia's new const it ution has so puri-
fied the electorate jf. to remove all fears
of the negro vot .
"tn dlseussi'14 what I regard as the
paramount m.'ue relented to the Amer-
ican people in ti s campaign" said Sec-
ret ai y W right. T have demonstrated at
least to my own satisfaction anil. 1 hope
to yours that Mr Hryi'n Is not only not
a democrat bun self but that the doc-
trines which he has so persistently urged
and In the soundness of which he so
thoroughly believes ai e populist ic ami
socialistic In their character and tenden-
1 ic.-- md are dangerous in their result.
"It seems equally clear that while we
may n"l t "lly agree w It h all of Judgo
Taft's views on the whole they are sou
si hie and cor.sorv at Ive a ml the interest s
of all the American people will be safe
In his hand? a president It' you agree
with me in this conclusion 1 asK if
there Is any good and sufficient reason
h hv on and 1 should not vote as we
WOMEN ARE AGAINST CANNON.
National W. C. T. U. Adopts Resolu-
tions in Opposition to the Speaker.
.4.tjiVil;.''if I'rfSS Report.)
DI'NVKH Tolo uctober The
thirty-fifty annual convention of the
Woman's Christian Temperam e Union
came to an end tonight with a general
jubilee in which all the States represent-
ed took part by reporting the gains in
t he membership made during the year.
It was announced that a gain of 10. M) In
membership had been made.
Several resolutions were adopted during
the session today the most important
one expressing opposition to Hie re-olec-1
ion of Speaker Joseph O. 'an i ion to the
National house of representatives.
The resolution wb lch w as lot rod need
hy Mrs. Mary V. Kuohl president of
the Illinois Woman's Christian Temper-
ance 1'nion. follows;
"Resolved. That we the women of the
Woman's Christ in n Temperance V iiion
in convention assembled do herehv ex-
press a most hearty commendation of the
action taken by the Methodist Kpiseopal
church and the several churches in their
brave efforts to defeat the re-election of
Hpenker Cannon to our National congress
beca use of his persistent opposit ion lo
the man y reform measures whh Ii have
been proposed by Intelligent bodies . "
HORIZONTAL .SILL AIDS BRYAN.
Ex-Congressman William H. Morri-
son Indorses Candidate in Letter.
iliouxion Post Special.)
CIUCACIO October JR.-Olnnel William
B Morrison of W a terloo Monroe conn
t y Illinois for many years a con-
spicuous member of congress f 10111 t his
Stale and who now Is S4 years of age
has written to Chairman Hoosehensteln
of the democratic Htate committee a let-
ter In which lie says:
"If I am lu re to vote for Mr. Bryan tu
Novemlkcr it will be my sixteenth vote
for the democratic candidate for presi-
dent and I will vote for him believing
that with the jnosslble exception of un-
vote for Mr. Douglas In 1H60. when 1
thought his election necessary to prevent
the great war which speedily followed his
defeat. Mr. Bryan's election in as neceji-
ary to the well-being of the country
and nM Its people as the election of any
candidate for president t ever voted for
or against could or would have been
for 1 bellevf Mr. Bryan's election neces-
sary to undo and stop the drift and
tendency of the frovernment toward and
tn favor ot the atrona and agalnat the
mat maaa o$ tour wcttr aoa ipr fceip-
OHIO FOR BRYAN
Ntbraskan Shows Even More
Strength Than Harmon.
HAS LABOR VOTE SOLID
NegToei Put the Taboo on Taft in
Buckeye State Foraker la Cut-
ting1 Sone Figure in the
(Special to the Louisville Courier Journal )
COLL'MBrS. Ohio. October 2&. It'a
really too bad for the republicans that
Mr Bryan has a cinch on his own State
and that Mr. Taft will lose his. I do not
think that there la a question of this.
I find that three elements that win po-
litical victories these days are on the
side of the democratic candidate via the
labor vote the German vote and the dis-
satisfaction among the colored men. I
do not think It possible for Mr. Taft to
overcome the labor vote in this State the
(ieiinan vote and the dissatisfaction
among the colored voters.
This is a great labor State and the
labur element polls a heavy vote. Seven-
ty per cent of this vote Is for Mr. Bryan
and 10 per cent for Debs especially in ail
of the cities and the labor centers. The
agricultural vote In the western reserve
la not near as largely republican as It
has been and you would be surprised to
know that hi that section of the Slate
there is considerable sentiment favorable
to Mr. Bryan's proposition as to a guar-
antee nu hank deposits. In Cincinnati
Cleveland Columbus Dayton and other
large labor strongholds Mr. Bryan is
largely the favorite. I shall say as I
have been repeating it all through the
West that at least 75 per cent if not
more will go for the democratic candi-
date He le. to my surprise stronger in
the State than Judge Harmon the demo-
cratic candidate for governor. It would
not surprise me In the least if Mr. Bryan
received at least 4D.00O more votes than
llarintn. and the election of Harmon W
conceded. Cnder these circumstances
iiow can Bryan lose the electoral vote of
CHANHK SINCE 18 AND 1900.
In 1896 and In 1900 the Germans In Ohio
were not only against Mr. Bryan by near-
ly two-thirds but also were the working
men or what might be termed the labor
vote. Now that Is entirely reversed and
union federation of the labor vote tn Ohio
Is perhaps larger than In any of the
Western States and It Is nearly solid for
Hryan. This Is why Bryan will lead Har-
mon in the result. Here as in Indiana
and Illinois and other Western States
east of the Missouri the liquor question
plays a conspicuous part. It is generally
admitted that the country counties and
towns will go largely against the saloon
element. This Is approximated as per-
haps as high as 150 0l). On the other
hand the cities t an be depended upon to
cast as many votes. If not more adverse-
ly. It must be remembered however
that Mr Bryan is not going to be hurt
much by the anti-whisky element. In-
deed that element has a kindly feeling
toward him. as he Is known to be an ab-
stemious man and never Indulges in in-
toxicants. MACHINE-MADE TICKETS
The greatest ioint that the conserva-
tive and independent citizen has here Is
that he recognizes the fact that the Na-
tional republican ticket is machine-made
es well as the State republican ticket. As
Boss Cox of Cincinnati got the treas-
urer; Boss Gilbert of Columbus the audi-
tor and Boss Brown of Toledo the at-
torney general. These three State of-
ficialsthe treasurer the auditor and the
attorney general -compose the tux revis-
ion board of the Stale they have large
uuthoilty in assessing many corporations
Many repuhlieans openly asert they will
not vote fur the three nominees because
they do not want the taxmaking put into
the luiniis t'o Gilbert iiml Brown.
Mr. Hurinoti is making much of this
Issue IVrsuns there are who believe it
is strong enoughi to elect him governor.
He alltges that the republicans have
been reiinss tn handling the Slate s
money His speeches are making an Im-
pression on the farmers who from the
si art have not liked the ooss-made repub-
!i an National or Slate ticket.
Aside from any issues Mr. Harmon ap-
peals lo the best citizenship of the State.
Business men repurd him as a conserva-
tive safe sane man who would if elect-
ed goveim-r. give the people a business
administration. The nopartisan view H
that he will get ninny voles on this score.
The nominal urn of such a man unques-
tionably helped Hryan in this State
Senator Korake-r has always been Idol-
izt il by the iank and file of the repub-
lioui party ot Ohio The persistent at-
iii' ks inane n pon him by t lie president
ew a ht I ot e the Hearst letters were made
public incensed a great many repub-
lic ans . ti e State. They got so mad
oer the doings of the rBig Stick' at
Washington that when the Hearst ex-
pcHine vanie It had little effect upon
t hem. T In iuhh nds of the true loyal tol -low
ers of Koraker feel hurt and believe
that he has i en unjustly Injured and do
nut bcl'. e that he has committed any
crime that should drive him out of the
part that he has so long and loyally
upheld Ti.Ik class of republicans will
I-it her refrain from voting at all or else
ote for Uinn There is no doubt about
1 his us It is t he general sent 1 men t ex-
piessed bete among Foraker' s followers.
i m.OHF.D VOTE AGAINST TAFT.
As for the colored vote which Is quite
la 1 -ge In l iliio all of my Information Is
to the effect that Taft will not receive 'JO
jt ent The indications now are that 40
per tent of this vote will go for Bryan
and 40 per cent will refuse to vote the
Nat Ion ul republican ticket. They have
in circu'.at Ion among the colored voters
In Ohio several hundred thousand badges.
One of these badges has n photograph of
Senator Foraker with the motto; "He-
ine ruber Foraker and Brownsville' and
rut ther bears a ronp of the discharged
soldier n with the w 01 ds "Hemeuiber
Hrow nsville ' The nnti Taft colored men
l ei e In Ohio have an extensive and ef-
f i. ient organization ex tending all over
the Stale v here colored votes count 1
visited t heir headquarters t oduy and
they make wonderful claims so far as
what they are going to do in Ohio. In-
diana and Illinois. If they accomplish
or rather If w e discount these claims 5)
per cent. It will W quite suflleient to
J opardize 1 hese three States for Tafl .
not to mention anything else.
While here I have talked to Chairman
Fin le of t he democratic State commit-
tee and a dozen ot her influential mali-
ngers and men of informal Ion in tho
piu t y Not o.-.e of these gent lemen ex -
res seil a tioum as to me resuu or nexi
won 11 c
w eek They clnim that Bryan
ertainlv carry the State that
Harmon would be elected governor and
the 1'glsla t ure would be democi atlc.
PRESIDENT IS FULL OF PRAISE.
Hughes and Taft Are the Subjeot of
Letter to Editor Wolffram.
Atsoctitted Prrss Ktport.)
NEW Y OKK. October 2)1 - President
Itimsovolt lias rnt tit 1. II Wolffram
editor of the New York Herald a letter
!rullnK Wllllnm H Tafl and (Invormir
HuKliew and predicting tlie puree of
Taft 'and the (rnvrrnor election Tlie
letter which wuh made public here
October Ti. 1-Mr Hear Mr Wolff-
ram: I thank you for your remembrance
of mv birthday.
"Will you let me tnko thin oppot runlt v
to thank yem In return for the admlrablo
work you are dolnit for clean anil Imnent
irovemniant br your upprt of Taft and
HuKhan? I liavA profound faith In Iho
(rood ane ftml conBclantlou devotion to
duty and to hlh Ideal of my fellow
American of 0oA Wrth or Gorman
go right it only the facts can be clearly
preaectad to tnam; and. thanks largely
to your effort tfae tacts are ituin clearly
"Mr Taft atands In the nation and Mr.
Hughes elands In the Stair fur that high
order of governmental etflo-ncy and that
hlb standard of govcrnin. ntal noueuty
the union of which la ab)U.teiy en.seutLU
In order to secure goo.t guct :mient.
"Each adheres and has always ad-
hered In public and prlvm- life to the
most lnflexlole standard of i jnesty and
fair dealing as betwt-en i:..tn and man.
Each represents what la b m In Amer-
ican citizenship. Not one u.ird of any
kind can be truthfullv sa' l against the
private or publlo characu-! ..f either.
"Each has the broadest ."wi-atMcs for
his fellow cltlsens for 1 n. i i.nrdly say
that the accusations tl ii vJovernor
Hughes Is a narrow man ui.' preposter-
ously false. 1 believe thai tin victory
of the one In the nation am1 the other In
the State Is assured by . whelming
majorities and I thank o . for the way
In which by your efforts. i have mn-
trlbuted to bring about this result.
"With all regards believe me. sincere-
ly yours. Theodore Icoosevelt "
CLIMAX IS REACHED
IN TAFT'S CAMPAIGN
(Continued from Pa One )
Biaam and In ceasing. Ma ted a round
of cheers when lie prcdi ic the election
Oscar Straus was intr-uh; .-i next and
he Invited a burst of cn't lusm by al-
luding i President Ho. . u ai the
Krt;aust president strut .w.raliam Lin-
coln. Mr. Kiraus was inu -i i iptcd by the
appeara.ice 01 Govern ; it .nes in tlie
hall. The i rotvd sprang u- feet waiv-
ifiK flags. The baud rl;. -i a lively air
which could hardiy be . nl and for
sixteen Tdnut-sa lliert" w.i.- an uproar.
The excitement iucrt'.-ei: .. n Governor
Hughea rviac:ied tna pat'iMn Men were
standing on tliarn th-euMi; their hats
into the eir and nliou'.i l .ii the top of
their voltes. Mr Hugh-- iood mnillntf
before the luri u.'eui hui mh and Gen-
eral Porur f 'UtiU it li.y. .-Miil Lu restore
"Hughes Hughe's'' rant; com all parts
of the big hai'. y:ene. ; me cheering
showed s'xny o dylnj .mi the band
would start up and tht.s w uld be trie
signal for renewed cheem.t: After ton
minutes had Da&tsed the uuc-nce Htarted
to Ktajiip and the buWdiru; l . muled from
the uniform pounding ui ;)iousands of
When General Porter introduced Gov-
ernor iluffhes as the nt xt puverimr of
New York there was m'ir hearing but
It did .lot last long.
The governor who hai spoken at six
meetings tonight prior to reaching the
garden paid a tribute c Mr. aii itud
then took up the issues ot tt State cam-
paign. Wltlle Governor Hugtu was speaking
cheers were heard outsi-i-- nnd snouts of
"Taft! Taft! Taft!'" inn.:.- n.e governor
cut his speech short. Mr. Haft did not
uppear however and Girp A. King of
California was lmrodu d .is tlie iu t
AKRIVA1 OF TA I T.
It was two minutes ;ifi r 11 o'clock
when Mr. Taft arrived. As soon a-5 h:
was recognized 1 here w as tremendous
cheering which lasted f-r nineteen min-
utes. The crowd shoul.d Taft! Taft!
Big Bill Tafl!" and fmns Yale wonts
while the hand played but the instru-
ments could be heard i - nly when the
cheering died down a bit Mr. Taft stood
on the platform with a stniie of apprt:ia-
tlon wreathing his round good-natured
face. As the cheering c.H:tintnd minute
after minute. Mr. Taft gi -w more serious
and tried to compel silem- hy holding up
his hand but this sitnp.y caused more
cheers titan e er. 4Je.net Ki Porter si 1
beside tl4 candidate and finally obtained
comparative quiet Then be introduced
Mr. T aft as uur nex t i treated n t and
the cheering was resumed. ben it
stopped Judge Taft statied his speech.
Hie voice was very boat he and he made
hi speech brief. His C.rat words pro-
duced a Reneral lauph over his husklness.
When It subsided lie continued with
much impress! veness.
"The iiiHpuatlon of this presence no
matter what happens on November i
will always ie ine swoetost memory of
my life.' said Mr. Taft
This sentei.ee won tin audience at once.
I le added :
"Th spirit of loyal reoubii anlsm that
Is Instinctive in this auoience makes nc
rejoicp that 1 have always been ;i re-
publican." A moment later lb. candidate com-
mended the KoMseve.li polh n-s and an-
other mlghtv shout of appna w vt up
when he said:
"Hryan cl.t-tne to tn ''b' "I thos-
policies." h voice piped up:
"Yes hot air" and another his laugh
was Indulge In.
Mr. Tafi M-oke for less thrin ten mln
ites heraufe of the l.nskiiM'ss 'f his
Me stood f..r a few minutes n t!i plat
form before leaving t ho hall f-'e.ilim:
brcadlv its the thousands V ' bi::i
and shouted t hat be would win
From the halt he hurried lo IN rail-
road station where be boarded ii- spe-
cial train and began lbs Journev ui Mate.
Refore going to Mudtson S'iumi-- garden
Mr Taft spoke at Tooper Item He
discussed the labor iuesti"ii in ni 'ie de-
tail than h! has heretofore lb an
swered some of the fresher charges
lb' indorsed the recent letter of presi
dent Roosevelt to Mr. liiv.m. asking
where the Nebraskan stood mi the blli-
favored by Mr Gotnprrs. which ny sold
tn clear! v demand legislation l-u labor
as n class
In justiilratinri of the in junct i-os he is
sued in secondary boycott c-i Judge
Tn ft suld that the best labor mm mm t
(lav recognl7.ed that the use .-; :i sec-
ondary boycott in industrial d'put.
bad poltev. ii 1 1 - American un n-jm ' -11- a n
0 rid an Instrument of t vrann . and "un-
til Mr Bryan answer Mr Koosee't this
((UeFtlnu we nitiMt assume that be a No
belleveH with tampers In the s.-t ..Tidaiy
boycott." he added.
I Hiring the evening Mr. Tnf t al" ad -dressed
great gatherings nt the Af."au
Methodlrd KpH- opa I church Camp
Hughes. Camp Taft. (be Thalia tl atei
In the Howerv. where he had been pie-
ced ed bj Secretary S' ; auH ami numerous
other speakers and Muber's Casino.
MACK WILL STAY IN THE EAST.
National Chairman Sap Bryan Had
lAston iii" I rrss RgPort.)
NEW YORK. October L'S. n M- re-
turn tonight p. this city .if f-r a. on
panying Wllllani J Hryan on his ttlp
up the Hudson alley as far as I'. iaih
kecpslo Nutiona ! Chairman Mack luu-lo
it known that he would not return West
before the close of the campaign
Mr. Mack said that instead teitng
for Chicago tonight as he had Intended.
h would remiiin at the local Ve l-. iai
tirs until Survlw niglM and w
deiMirt for his home in Buffalo
thtnal chairman will be in his l.nme
Tuesday niornliig and leaving hUcm
f (r t his ctt il i crclVfl the H'tui
the election at the New York tea I
Mr Mack Raid ihat Mr ltryan h.. t
cMvcd reniarkublf demonstrations fi
trip upstate vestenlav
THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Herman Ridder and Three Sons Give
a Total of $37000.
lAsiPttatf i Press Report.)
NEW YORK. October 2N.--Minium e
ment was nnule by th demo. r;th N
tlonal committee today tliat i .mpa
contributl- iiH o ovei S40.000 were t
ed ftt th New York headtpi.it o - .n
October 27. TU' list made puMh ltd-
of terncn shows hu t thm sum of : .".oo"
wan contributed tv Herman itnldet
treasurer "f the Nathnal cotnmlttee. and
his three Hons
Tho list Is ew follows: Herman Itl-hb i
? 10 000 Victor K Bidder ISO-HI Bernard
1. Ridder $Wi0. Joseph K. Hlddei ;
Mlko Fogerty $BM'0 Morgan J oBibm
$A00: Robert (;rlennond. tlOO. Benn-vl
vnia; J. K. Dfnnellii. 1100. Mlawmrl l-M-MPTd
F. Ooltra. $3000; Nebraska vV .
Woodward. $200. Dftuwar. Yt ill aid
BRYAN UP STATE
David B. Hill Introduced Him to
Audience at Albany.
Former Senator Says He Sincerely
Believe Success of Democratic
Ticket Will Be Best for
(Associated Press Report.)
ALBANY N. Y.. October 28 The fea-
ture of William Jennings Bryan's tour
up State today was the appearance on the
platform here tonight of former I'nited
States Senator David B Hill. It was
the first time In neveral years that Mr.
Hill had attended such a gathering so
that when he stepped forward as chair-
man to Introduce democracy's leader thf.
ffreat crowd which packed the hall where
tho meeting waa held rose and wildly
"Although not connected with polltlca"
said Mr. Hill "I reiterate that I am
heartily In favor of the election nf the
democratic National and State tickets.
1 am not so partisan however that I
would support the party whether right
or wrong but permit me to nay that 1
support the National ticket in this cam-
paign because. In my Judgment our
presidential candidate who honors us
with his presence here tonight Ik abso-
lutely right upon every contended ques-
tion in this campaign. I am for him for
I sincerely believe the best Interests of
the country will be subserved by his elec-
tion. "It Is time for a change in the admin-
istration of the government a change of
measures and of men. Our candidate
owes the nomination not to any one man
or any set of men. but to the people
themselves. If elected ho will be the
president himself and a dummy for no
man. lie will not he led around with
a string like a great big caged bear.'
CHEERED TO THE ECHO
The democratic candidate received an
ovation as he rose to speak. He was
cheered to the echo and the large audi-
ence reluctantly obeyed his gesture to
them to become quiet. He expressed Ills
appreciation of the cordial welcome he
had received "in the capital of our na-
tion s great State " and replied to Mr.
Hill hy saying:
"I appreciate the more than generous
words employed by Senator Hill in pre-
senting me to you. One of the pleasures
of this campaign is tho unity that mani-
fests Itself in the democratic party. As
tlie candidate for president of the 1'nlted
States I have behind me a united dernoo-
raci. and in front of me a scared republi-
He declared that the democratic party
wa toll of fight while the republican
party was full of fright
T tHdleve" he continued "that we
ure going tu win a great victory and.
my friends. 1 am glad that Senator Hill
tlie hero of so many battlefields. Is fight-
ing by my wide prepared to share with
rue the joys of a democratic triumph.
This victory would be incomplete If it
were a sectional victory. But 1 believe
tliat this victory is going to bo won by
the co-operation of the Kant and the
West the North and the South and that
it will cement the democratic party as a
KVIDENCF TO KNCOI 1 RAG K.
Mr. Bryan paid he would present "some
evidence that will encourage you and
Koine ari;uuient.s In behalf of our posi-
tion." First . however be urged support of
t in democrat ic St ale and congressional
ticket s. le ause. lie said they wei e
fighting on the same platform and bear-
ing the brunt of the b.ittle and there-
fore deserved the people m stiff rage. As
h uid at Schenectady a nd other places
he hud stress on tlie plank in tlie demo-
cratic platform providing for publicity of
ca in paig n con I no ul ions be tore elect ion .
"I a ked my Nat tonal commit tee." he
said "to publish the contributions before
l be election i.nd it Mis done ho. I asked
our congressional committee to follow th"
oample of t in- National ci.mmlttee and
It las d"ie .mil Mr Taft's National ioin-
uii 1 1 ee has promised to publish the con-
tributtons after the election when he
knows it will be too ate to be of ad-
vantage to the voters but the republican
c-niufressiona I lommittee has not promised
ti publish the contributions even after
election. I now ask Mr. Taft if be will
I' i ; lies t t he i O Ilg ToSSl ' u ia I c 'tninlt tee to
aniiouii'-e at oriec that publication will
b- made after thr election. If not. we
will have a ii:ht to conclude that the
t ciiKfesslonal ' oitimlttee of the republican
p.irty hiiy to icoelve either the funds
that'are too t.ilnted lo go into the treas-
ury of the N at tonal commit lee."
The Aue rii an people he 'asserted de-
manded the ina figuration of an era of
holieMV in politics.
an Mr Taft afford to ignore this
ilriiui ud ' ' he Inquired.
Mi Br:u) lep.jitedly referred to Mr.
Taft ? lab-r record. He declared Mr.
Taft was tin- moM objectionable ptlblh
man to laboring men tlh country has
r Know n.
Tinmi (n i.ank nr bkd i ibi:
Balu fell steadily during the afternoon
li.it this did tint seem to dampen the
iinlor iT the people for they swarmed
aionnii the station and along the streets
to i -id loin welcome Alter a hm i led
u. ;il tie hotel where lu Was joined
t. ex cut or Hill be proceeded tn lt
.iri l a k e through a lane of i ed lue to
the had einht bloeks a w ay. escorted by
e t-i d in a 1 1 I dug I ubs with bunds. I i is
I i Kr s through the st reels w as inado
the fusion tor a kh-hI demons! r u i Ion
In i ' urse of the day Mr Brvan
Ili:i.'e pe ( lies Hi HastingH on the Hu t
y. 1: T. U I lott II. SU1UIK. JYvksklll ohl
:-pi ing KishkiH. Tough keeps le. Rhine
. ii ; . 1 luusoh KennsSiilaer. S. line t.nlv
i.. I Ti
I ci u hei e along the line Immense
i 1 1 1 u 1 1 I urn ed out hi the rain to hea r
Inn lie fiiijuently lefi the train lo
make fjp he.- His reception at S honec
i n I mis notable Two of Ids thn-
Hee I i (lore w ere nnule in (hi- open
to employe of the locomotive works nnd
ni . ii ei a 1 1 -J eft rb compun who. not
v u hsiJindiiiK the dtemluriK they g.d.
n ii t lu out In oil ii in KiHe'h. often lu
teiiuptiro- 11 with cheer f approal
Me i .Id i i-ein i lie t lde wh fast t urn 1 1
1.. the deui-M i'i party and that repit-
I'oin all o i t'. country Indi aled ; hi;
l .... i ill' v l- !'HV He lllel ii hll K
ii. iwd at lii'v liom whence p leave
In the inoi tiu l 1 'oil-ten l'l e a. Ime
'. !.:. 1. 1. MP i-'"in and rm usy
n nmusM-t nu blent of the irlp wnt a'
I m id son. w hi ri Mis Bryan n ppt-ured -i
i c.ir plait mo alone tnd i-e he
f.ind to mi "'d wotnati standTrtg mi a rall-i-..id
'l w;ini to see Mi Bryan." he shrill
f. uieu hai k .is tin train dmappaai e I
; ' m.nd a i Ul e
GIVE ROOSEVELT A BLACK EYE.
Workmen Refute His Attack on
Bryan Tell What Commoned Did.
I INCOl.N. N't". -lbr 2 Nllinlmii
'iklnt-n. win" imrl It lpat4-d In tho con-rMni-tlon
uf Mr lit van Fnlrvlew hiiui..
I..i1v JnlniMl In ll' lMuf of th fol-
l..hiK itali"iiiHnl. ...nlrnitlctory nf Vri"l-
.1 i( Ito.iaflv II n-""'nl iliTlarattim Ihat
thf tlcmocrKll' . aiuh.liil" hart n or rtcino
iiitlhlriK t" 'l.'JiH'iist raf o hla IntpreM In
Havlin notlrel (lio nilack of Preal-
0nt Rooavrell as t Ht. Hrjran's posi
tion mti diln wiut orcaaiasa m u
"ri'!tw fSbnr and his treatment of
janorlni? men g. rurally w. the me-
tlianlos and IkImuitb who know Mr.
tSryan and w!iu worked on hln residence
..st Falrvlew. v isL to state the follow--toig
fat tM In enne. tiun with our services
In the tmildinn of Mr. Bryan's home
and we !.. -i i.-uardlesg of our political
'When it came to Mr. Bryan's atten-
tion that the men were paying their own
ear far. f.ri the city of Lincoln to
Falrvtew. lr Hryan gave orders to his
s.ipcrim. nil. iit in tliarge to secure car
tlck-tR atnl distribute them to the men
chaining the fame to Mr. Bryan's ac-
"''in TliaiikKKlvIng lay each married
nnm i:ij.h e.t un the work was given a
turk.v jy.teis etc.. for ills Thanks-
" glwng rllnnt r. and single men were given
11 ijUlVHlunt In cash.
" (n rhnstnias Day the men were all
given j.ay tor the day's work and re-
mained at thir home.
On New Year's Day each man re-
ceived a Bubscrlptlon to the Commoner.
1 1 e men worked eight hours and re-
ceived nine hours" pay for their services
win. h marked the In-ginning of the
iKhi hour iIhv universal In Lincoln's
"Tin statement is made in fairness
tn Mr Hrytm. for any man who does
fairl hy his fellowman should receive
ilue justice when unfairly attacked."
The statement Is signed hy nineteen
mei hanii s ami laborers one of them col-
ored KlKht certified themselves as re-
publicans eight s democrats two as so-
cialists and one as a populist.
APPEALING TO THE DAUGHTERS
Republican Chairman Sends Therz
Uij!ii I'ost SftciM.)
I.O KIIAHT. Texas. October 2S Prom-
inent members 0f (he Uxkhart camp
I'aughters of the Confederacy received
from the !iaie headquarters of the re-
publican party letters written on blu
linen paper In which are contained a
pamphlet with the picture nf the repub-
lican candidate lot governor under two
crossed tings one the National and the
other tin- Confederate. I'ndet tlie pic-
ture Is this lunching appeal: "The last
chance tu elect an cx-i onlederate gov-
ernor. " Then follows the military ex-
perience of Colonel Simpstni.
The .pamphlet is nut half aa humorous
as the personal letter which la Inclosed.
This is taken from It:
"Dear Madam: 1 am addressing you In
the Interest of an ex-Confederate sol-
dier John N. Simpson of Dallas because
you are a member of the Daughters of
ihe Confederacy." That's original If nuth-
Then some more like this: "There are
two candidates. Thomas M. Campbell
Is the candidate of the party that two
years ago defeated at the polls the propo-
sition tu establish a home for wives and
daughtei-s of Confederate veterans. That
act can nol be charged tu any other
party than that of which Governor Camp-
bell Is tlie nominee.
"Jo et nor Campbell Is not a Confed-
erate veteran: was too young for service.
His father however was not. but claimed
examjHinn from military service because
of being overseer on a plantation.
"Our candidate will probably be the
last Confederate soldier who will offer
himself for governor and we solicit your
support If iiu can not consistently aid
him. will you nt least not use your Influ-
ence to prevent votes being cant against
Sump of the Daughters are quite furi-
ous and some of the answers twlng re-
turned lo the State chuirman are red
Burleson Sick but Speaking.
( Houston Poit Special.)
LOCK II A KT. Texas. October In a
letter from Congressman Burleson's sec-
retary received here today It states that
Mr. Burleson will deliver a speech at
Sun Marcos tonight and at Smlthvllle
Thursday night. The letter also states
that engagements prevent him from
speaking at Ijorkhart before the election
as he will have to fill his previous ap-
pointments. Mr. Burleson has Deen quite
sick In Austin and on that account had
to cancel hla engagements In the North
where he- had been invltsd to speak tn
the Interest of Bryan: He Is yet on the
sick (1st but ho foel as though hla con-
sflttlflncy needod some speeches not that
there was any danger at all but Just to
Blir litem out on election day.
The fact that he couldn't make a
speech In lockhart was very disappoint-
ing to his many friends.
Fort Bend Negroes for Bryan.
Houston Fast Sptcial.)
RICHMOND. Texas October 28. For
the flrt time In many years the negroes
of this county are taking considerable
IntiMe.M in National politics. Some of
the must Influential negroes have declared
!!:clr di lei inination to vole for W. J.
Hi. an M. J. ('usee who Is an ardent
mhinalc of Bryan. Is here today. He
Mild tliat he mot an old negro yesterday
win" in answei to bis uucsllon of "I'ncle.
how will you vote""" replied. "Boss (hi
niggers all: t got but inn friends: one
Is Con! anil do udder Is de republican
at 'loclion lime hut dls old nigger dun
utod lor Mr. llryan twice and If he
gits bent dls time I sikm-s to go down
wiil him. for I sure will stick to de
democrats. cae I dun tried bofe sides and
1 knows who Is my friends."
York Visits Hallettsville.
Houston Post Special.)
H ALLKTTri VI I.IK 1xuh October US.
O. (J. York of Ktlna Jarkson eounty hut
temporarily resldtnn In Ualvestnn an as-
sistant Tinted States dlstrlel attorney
in nilnef of tj.e repuhltean party for t'm-
Kres.s m this "list rn t. eatne here yoBter-
d;i afternoon tmexpe Iedl tn the "faith-
ful' and annnutH ed that lust night at S
r. h k he would make a speech In th
mut house Atjnut fifty jhtsoiuji re-i-p..iid.d
P. ihe Invitation Colonel It. H
A int 1 1 d tired Mr Yoi k lie lias im
hopt-s ul deteattliK Mr. ltnrKess for whom
liiiiiiv i -e pi 1 1 ill i an will vute
.Messrs Tt u m w el n. repuhlUnn nominee
iimi VV K Kalih demon title nominee for
i presrntati e were present hut neither
iced lu m :tk
State Committee at Dalla3.
tHi-usron Post Special.)
PALI. AS. Texas. Ortnlier 2K -J. . Mr
Nealus seiretar of t he demon at le Stal
fxeent l e oiu mlt tee. Is In receipt of the
folluw inK- w 11 u 1 1 he counterslKtil m)
Kent tu 1 lie; nl I s uf the 'X4'CUl l V t'OIII-
Ililtter l.o. khait. T van. Ortoln-r Itar Sir:
The Si .it e ih inori t. exerilllve commit
tir will Iiiim' headnuarters at the i)r-
inlal hotel In Pallas the night nf No-
.nit'ri "i to ireeUe returns of the presi
dential ee t Ion. The detiHM ratn of Ial-
i-sli (- t he llieintM'l
hi' t hei r Kuests.
y.MtiH very truly
f t he commit -
IMna.se he pres-
A . H Storey. Mialrmun.
' M eNea I us. rtfs retar
Sheppard Spoke at Atlanta.
1 H. utt -n Post SpftUil.)
ATLANTA Texas. Octtther 2X -Omi-K:
sMii ui M-ii i Is Sheppard spoke hor
t--d ii tin opera Iioiiho to an Immense
crowd of ptiph lie spoke for one and a
h df hiirs. dlcusslnK thn platforms of
hoih t! .- dertioratlc nnd repuhl
Kt'd t he voters to turn out and
t 'Tuesday for hII th nominees
Wa ksve lust added
Stock. It Is mado with both eid-rlgat side.-
It's reversible that meaas
A Collar With 100 Per Cent
like all "LION" Collars It is made wtth t
trnted "lock front that
'coll" CANNOT aprsad.
Pll-ci Patterns chosen from wool- y
ens only of the ' flneat j
weave new and exclusive design. j
eiomnil Designed ' by artlrta -JCIUU
only the most re-
nowned In the country.
Third Hand-tailored in every mm
I fill U .onHal nnlnt
F mirth EveT yard of woolens U' 4
owghly before being fashioned toto .
rlnthfa fnr iib j
Fifth NothlnK but the m08t trast-
I JIIII worthy linings and verr4.
best trimmings are ever allowed
to go Into the clothes we sell. f
That's tht stuff you'H gtt in those
pare worsted suits we are sell-
ing for '
$20 and $25
Our Overcoats .jg;
are "Priestley" cravenetted ant) '
guaranteed moisture proof. f-
Our stock is always mov-
ing and always fresh
When you are in iieed
of staple goods fine
goods artistic goods-
or anything good in
don't forget us.
Samples furnished on
JAMES BUTE CO.
Triom and Cactua-
Frool Blcycls TItm
the tMsl red Ur
MASCH CTJLMOEE Hoaston TexV
Bicycles Sold on Easy Payments t
Inner tubes. Wi; pumps. 2&c: bells. Ss.
Roller Skates ell sums and prices.
of Ihe deinocralli"
party and good rov-
Colquitt to Speak in Comal.
(iosjlos Pott SptcioL) i.
AI STIN. Toxss October 2-0. H. CoU
jultl railroad commlsslotier will deliver
tho principal address In New BraunfelS
'l'hurs1sy night when a biff' democratlo-
rally will tx- held. There lias been some
talk of t'onial county aligning Itself with
the republicans at the oomlng election
but the democrats of the wunty have
heen awakened to tile danger and are
niaklnK every effort to briny out a Otg;
democratic vote Tuesla7.
Burgess Speaka at Yorktown.
(Hoiislim rust Sptrial.)
VOItKTtjWN. Teraav -October 25.
George BurRis. candidate for re-election
of tho Ninth congressional district da- ij
llvered an address on democracy at the r.y '
opera houwe Saturday evening to a crowd'.
eil house. After the speaking the crowd
aftaln Hsremhled at one of the rents it raotS
fir :i lin" spread of barbecue.
this shape to our
locks." That assaas
Gaarsate four $f.
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