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THE SUN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, lyi2.
10 THE FOUR LAWYERS
Quoffw Mnr.v Kelly and the
"l.nw .fournni" lo Prove
Hp's Bight.
STICKS TO COURT ATTACK
Snv lawyers' Statement Came
When They Thought It Too
liiilc for a Kcply. .
OT'TF.n Hat, Nov. 4. Col. Roosevelt
m.ulc a f-plrlted reply to-night to tho
protect of Senator Root that In Ills
MihIImiii Squnro speech ho lias mls-
dc
ri'c.ird in me court or Appeals
cHon In tho tenement house net.
Tlie Progressive candidate's attack
upon Senator Hoot. John G. Mllhurn,
Louts Marshall and William G, Guthrie
rnme unexpectedly In his final cam
palgn spi eh, delivered nt n mass meet
ing attended hy his fellow townsmen
ii ml neighbors In the Lyric Theatro
hero to-night.
t'ol Roosevelt expressed the caustic
rpinlon that those whom he attacked
vt re "counsel against the people of the
t niteel States." He declared that they
k.il withheld their criticism until the
i of election, presuming he wuul.l
l..ue no time to reply.
In his defence the Colonel makes use
V n decision reported In the I.'tw
tiurnnl of to-day In which the court
'trr to the Knlseley case and says
'iat this case was virtually overrulod i
by siihsf nuent decisions and proceeds
m render n decision flntly against It.
Col. Roosevelt's speech was ns follows:
1 wish to devote n few minutes to certain
gentlemen of the oilier side who answered
niv Madison Square speech this afternoon
o that, I suppose, they thtmvlit I rould
mt make any reply ti their answer. I
i'h to slnlo rlitlit at the outset that them
I-aluays a presiimptlon ni;alrit any individ
ual wlui null until the,, afternoon before
election tiny to traverse the statement of
mi opponent The presumption "Is that
they 1,-il.e that room with the hope that
It will Ik too late fur him to reply.
'I he answer to which 1 refer is the state
ment of four of the mot eminent enrpora
lon lawyer of N'ew York, Kllliu Idiot,
.Inhu (i Milbuni. l.ouls Mnrsliall nnd Will
l mi l. (iiithrle, to the statements I made
mi Friday nicht H.cuM-iric the cruel In-.iii-tioes
done airnin and again to worklng
inen nnd workini; women hy certain de-
cl-lont of the t'ourl of Appeal".
I am intornied that these four gentlemen
Attacked the statements as being contrary
to both the facts and the law. Tho first
nas the case of the tonement house elsnr
manufacturer. Now I will renl to you
w hat is snil by one of the women who knows
the condition of tenement house llfe'as few
other women, and as hanlly any man,
knows them, by Florence Kelly In a book
i ailed "Some Kthlcal (Jains Throuith l.esis.
lation," nnil I cordially commend to Mr.
Itoot and his associates who signed his
protest to study that tiook and to ponder
what is nieint by the word "ethical" In
connection w Ith legislation.
Of the Jacob cas, to which I referred,
Mrs. Kelly says: "To tho decision of the
t'ourt of Appeals in the case In re Jacobs
is directly dun the cuntlnuance of the
tenement manufacture and of the sweating
system in the t'nited States and its present
pievalence In New York "
'I hat is the statement of a woman who,
as regards knowledge of tenement house
conditions, knows s't much more tli.in those
four Kre.it corporation lawyers that her
little finger Is thicker than their loins when
you come to study w hat they know and what
she knows of the subject of which they
hao ignorantly presumed to speak.
As to the Knisely else, to which I nNt
leferred, these four great coriwration
It vera s.i Id to-day that the decision of the
Court of Appeals In that case was in accord
ance with the law and was n proper decision.
A decision Is reported to-day in tho t.nw
Inimia Fit. Water vs, Warren In which
the court refers to the Knlsely case, and
says that it has been la reel)- uualllled, if not
xirtnally overruled, by a subsequent' de
i isfon, and then proceeds to render n de
cision flatly against It. In the coure of
this decision Chief ,lutice Culien says,
leaking of decisions such as that in the
hnlsely ease:
"There seems at, the present day to be
nn effort by constitutional amendment
to render the master liable to his employee
lor Injury received in his employment
although tho master has been guilty of
no fault whatover, and 1 feel that such effort
in in no small measure due to the tendncv
evinced at times in the courts to relievo
ilie master, although concededly at fault,
lioin liability to his employed on the theory
that the latter assumed the risk of the
master's fault."
The next time Mr, Root rushes to the
delence of the Court of Apix'dls ho had
belter find out where the Court of Appeals
stands, These big law) era, who are em
ployed by the very corporations that are at
taull, come to the front anil iim-miII our
moicment and say they aio defending tho
units, ami that they are deteuding the
.jw Defending the law? They are de
lending n perversion ol the law, and Ihey
ih"inselve.s have been responsible lor that
p'Metsoti
ml now they are defending the courts
'oi the percrion or justice for wliiili
liej ihemaslves are responsible, they
Hie iiiumcl, hire i by these greit nir
Hiiations Ihey are the attorneys of the
vi n- privilege which we are seeking
tu cut out of our industrial life, Ihey stand
'oi precisely that perversion of justice,
ih substitution of legalism for Justice
Rk-.iin-t which we protest.
At Miuuola in n.tent on the fair grounds
R ciowd of Progressives, u Rood propor
tion of them women, guvo Col. Roosevelt
a warm reception. A procession of fully
a hundred automobiles bedecked with
! ill moose and "votes for women" banners
winch had lieen touring through Nassau
"'inly ninved just befoio tho Colonel
' id Poland Lamb or i-'reopoit led the,
t'.uailo ami likowisn tho singing, At
".eiy illugeundcrossioad tlio procession
l 'igcred lone; enough to sing Homo or tho
i''"icKslvo hymns. Tho Ions; line drew
i at Mineulu with M) voices singing
' Unwind, Christian .Soldiuin," and thoenra
wero parked to await tho Colonel.
Hourko Cochran hud just finished
waking when the Colonel mounted tho
low platform, Thochoering which greeted
luni had hardly subsided when for n
moment thoso in ti crowded tent feurod
' ai some crank had been at work. Tho
' v platform gnvo way lieneath tho
"'ling crowd who worn eager for a
'k at Col. Roosevelt ami with a crunching
1 M settled down n foot or so, 'I ho
1 '"iie who was Healed, was not even
"'lurnisl nnd suffered nothing worst)
in a slight wetting liom ii capsized
''it pitahor which stood nt his iirm.
ere wetn ill) greater casualties, And
' Incident furnished the speaker with
n'erial for a laugh nnd u cheer of np
i a I
1 can assure you, my friends," tho
1 nil said, "that the I'rngrcsslvoplnt
' m will not give way " 'Ihen lie went
lav one thing I want to say with em
phasis Is that this movement hns nome to
!" i " I'll every movement wort,li. any
thing, It comes from the people themselves.
I am In this movement because It repre.
ents the stirring of the heart and conclencn
or the American is-ople. Our position Is
fundamentally the same as Jefferson's
was at the beginning of the nineteenth ecu
Jury and absolutely tlio same ns that of
l.lncoln at the middle of that oenturv.
Wn are trying to apple to the living Issues
or to-day the. pilnciples which those nre.it
men applied to the living issues of their
day. The outworn dogmas wero good
enough In their day, hut they hno ceased
to he of use In tho prebcnt.
My opponents have accused me of hos
tility to the courts. Nonsense K.xartly
that same accusation was made agnlnst
Abraham Lincoln In connection with tho
Drod. Hcott decision. I may not hnvo any
thing elso In common with l.lncoln, but
no ono can possibly Imagine anytlnng else
of which I have not been accused, I mnko
no npfwal to the mob. ( have a practical
proposal fortlie people to appeal to tho legis
latures lr they am denied what they want
by the courts, When they have finally
said what Uiclr decision Is, no', hastily, but
llnnn enpaftil nnn.1iUn.,tn I .. . .... t.t
taken both the facts nnd the law In 'nil their servants combine to carry that
decision Into effect. I full to see how there
could lie a Juster proposition.
At Mineola ho spoke for more than an
hour, and was compelled to make a rapid
i ('turn trip in order to have dinnor nt
home before tho night meeting,.
This mornitiR Col. Roosevelt Rnvo out
tho following statement, prompted by
n report which had reached him to the
effect that some of the Republicans were
ndvisitift their followers to vote forWilson
if they had any doubts:
"Several gentlemen have told me
that certnln of the lesser bosses, Mr.
Ramos's henchmen, Sir. Ahe Gruber
for Instance, hnvo rocrntlv been nnh-
llell mil-lultn IH,.tr lini..,-., t,. fnln 11ml
Democratic ticket If they did not feel
like voting the Republican ticket.
This Is Intensely Interesting ns a fresh
proof of how. close and Intimate the
alliance Is between the mnchlnes of
the two old parties nnd their utter In
difference to principles If they can only
heat the Progressives. Mr. Gruber's
attitude merely Illustrates anew what
has already been shown by the con
duct of Messrs. I'enrose, Harnes nnd
Crane nnd the other Republican bosses
In New Jersey, Illinois nnd Indiana,
precisely as In Kansas, California und
Oregon, that they have not the slightest
expectation of winning this election
and that their one purpose Is directly
or lndlrectly'to old the Democrats In
order that tho Piogresslvcs may he
beaten. Financiers and bosses of this
type are really entirely nonpartisan In
their feelings. The men mentioned nom
inally he-long to the Republican party,
but they know that they can always
make terms with corresponding bosses
of the Denufcratlc party, and that If
they cannot keep their own party In
their own control and nt the same time
In control of the nation, then the next
best thing from their standpoint is to
put Democratic bosses In control of the
nation. When the Abe Grubers. without
regard to party, are both ready and
eager to support cither of the old par
ties to beat the Progressive movement,
then It Is surely time for nil honest nnd
decent citizens without regard to past
polittcal affiliations to support the Pro
gressive party.
"This Is In no ordinary sense of the
word a mere partisan movement. It
Is a movement for honesty nnd decency
nnd for fair play In tho world of In
dustry no less than In the world of
politics.- And we have the right to ap
peal to all good citizens to support It."
THE HONEST BALLOT ASSOCIATION
OFFERS
$6,000 IN TEN REWARDS OF $600 EACH
to the first ten jjcrsons respectively who shall cause in the first
ten cases respectively within the next six months
THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF AN
ILLEGAL VOTER
for the crime of registering or voting in more than one polling
place in the Citv of Greater New York on October 11th, 12th,
18th and 19th, and on November 5th, 1912.
No reward will be paid to members of the Police Depart
ment, to officers or employees of the State Superintendent of
Elections, to inspectors of election, or to' any election officials,
whose plain duty it is to do this, nor to any person connected
with Burns Detective Agency. If more than one person comes
within the above reward in any one arrest and conviction, not
more than $600 will be distributed among them. This offer
is made because the association has evidence that in the following
Assembly Districts 1, 2, 3, 4. 6, 8, 11, 12, 30, 33 of Manhattan;
1, 2, 3, 15, 16 of Kings, and 1, 2, 3 of Queens many thousand
names have been registered for the purpose of illegal voting on
Election Day. Buy at the City Hall for five cents a copy of
the City Record and see who has registered from your house.
WEST SIDE TO BRONX
t'niitliilatc Winds l'p His Cain
pnio'ii With a h'lyinp:
Tour.
Job Hedges wound up his campaign
last night by talking to tlio people of
The Bronx. He. told them that they
deserved a square deal at Albany and
tlwt he was going to se that they got it.
At tho four places which he talked, two
of them in tlio open air, there were tho
best crowds he has had awaiting him
and when he had finished thiiy were
not backward in showing their pleasure.
In Mr. Hedges' mind the election
to-day is a contest between Mr. Suler
and himself; lietween Tammany control
in Albany and a new state of things. He
mi id he hnd great respect for Mr. Straus,
but couldn't hew how ho was the right
man for Governor und, what's more, ho
couldn't see how In the world ho was
going to bo elected,
1 know Mr. Straus I) etter than a grea
many men." he said, "and I can applaud
him for his upright conduct; but I himply
submit that for him to bo elected Governor
ho must get n majority of tho Democratic
voles and a majority of thu Republican
votes, He cannot do thai There can
bo no progress in this Stale politically
until we get rid of the present govern
ment at Albany, and I wiy that h man
in order to muko his voto effect he lias
got to vote for Mr. Sulzer or myself "
Hefore Mr Hedges made his excursion
into 'Die Bronx ho went to Abingdon
Kquaro nnd told the people of William
Sulzer's own district that he thought
it was aboul I lino for the Stale to ceaso
being u pasturo ground in which the
Tammany men lould fatten. He said.
"If you people down hero do us well as
tlio good people up htnte are going todo
lo.morrow il v'o just coma down from
Kingston and 1 know) (hero won't l any
doubt about it. Those gentlemen who
have been luxuriating at Hiriy for the
past two years will have to i, hack to
morn normal oinplov-ment . I know tho
way to help send them buck. In fact Tain-,
many men tuemseiven Know mat so well
that, according to leli.iblo information
which has roine to mo, iIiomi Tammany
men do not wont mo elected Governor
"I don't blame Taiiiiuauy Hall a bit
for this. If I worn Tummauy Hull 1
would not hnvo anything to do with inn
ut all. I huvo an idea I hat this State was
created before Tummauy Hall was, and
that it was not created lor the purposo
of having Tammany Hall live off of it."
Tho Republican candidate remarked
at one stop that he didn't realize the dis
tances between points in Manhattan and
Tho Bronx could bo so great until he
bin I it proved to him by tho automobile
rido from Klghlh street and Kighth
uvenuo to 213th street mid White Pluins
nvenun. When Mr. Hedges got his breath
after that long jaunt ho was whizzed out
to McKinley Squarn at lfl'lth street Krot'n
there ho went to Camp Taff on Knst lllilh
street 'and Kurnam's Hall on Prospect
acnue,
5,000 FLOATERS TO VOTE
HERE TO-DAY,SAYS BURNS
District Attorney Whitnpn and
Election Officials Discredit
. Statement.
FEW WARRANTS ARE OUT
Honest Rnllot Association Gives
Details of Colonizing on
East Side.
The Honest Ballot Association last
night Issued n stntemcnt saying Hint
more than live thousand repeaters nnd
floaters have been brought to the city
for the purpose of voting fraudulently
nt tho polls to-day. At the same time
District Attorney Whitman, the Sti.te
Superintendent of Elections and the
Cly Hoard of Elections declared that ro
rar ns ii nnu nen neveiopcu me election
gave every Indication of being as clean
as any Presidential election In history.
According to the Honest Rallot Asso
ciation, Hums detectives and their own
members had discovered that the fi.OOO
men had been planted In a row of fur
nished room houses along btuyvesant,
East Fourteenth, East Eighteenth, West
Eighteenth, West Thirty-sixth and
West Thirty-seventh streets. Many of
the houses, it was said, were those
known ns disorderly by the police, some
of which had been many times raided.
There is n particularly large colony In
Fourth. Ninth. Tenth and Eleventh
streets east of Third avenue, the state
ment asserted. '
Continuing, without shlng any
names, It said that a prizefighter ha-s
been employed with his rang to make
trouble In the vicinity of Fifteenth
street and Eighth nvenue to-day In
order to Intimidate watchers. If there
Is trouble to-ilay each member of the
band will receive MO. while he will get
$S If everything Is nllowed to go off
without any rioting. The leader re
ceives $-5.
The 1(1)0 watchers of the association
will go on duty as soon as the polls
open this morning. It was stated, and
each man will be armed with a card
Index which will describe the man who
registered under the name. If the name,
of the man or his description does not
correspond a challenge will be made und
a charge preferred against the voter.
Members of the association and the
Rums men Inst night were anxious that
a mistake In the wording of their $G,000
reward, published yesterday morning, be
rectified. In setting forth the quallllcn
tlons for a voter It stated that a "six
months" residence in the county was
necessary. The law reads four months.
So soon as State Superintendent of
Elections Vuorhls read this he got In
communication with the Burns agency
nnd nil others who might have had any
thing t do with the matter and talked
very plainly about possible Intimidation
and the like.
"It was a mistake." said W. J. Hunu
hist night, "a silly mistake. We are
correcting It In every way possible and
we certainly do not want anybody de
prived of a vote because of that mis
take." Mr. Whitman, who has gone over tha
ti, ,n ii,,.. with Mr. Hums, tho Stale
Superintendent of Elections, the police
and everybody else concerned, an-1
r.ounced last evening thnt It looked like
a very clean election to htm. Kittle evi
dence of colonizing, considering the s!j
of the city, had been presented to him,1
nor had lie been convinced that thero
was to be nny organized attempt nt re
peating, lie had presented thirty cases
lo the Cirnnii jury aim uu uummcu
seven warrants.
Mr. Whitman sahi that lie' will be at
his office to-day nnd will have personal
charge of nil cases which may ha
brought before Chief Magistrate Mc
Adoo. who will sll in' the Tombs (ourt.
Ilu win have nn nsslstnnt nt every
court. .ludgo Warren W. Foster will
sit In (iencral Sessions for election
cases.
There was much curiosity nt the
Crlmlnul f'ourts llulldlng over the way
In which n warrant could be served.
The Mnyor's order, through the I'ollce
Commissioner, requires that policemen
retnuln 100 feet away from the polls,
The question was how a policeman could
serve n warrant on nn Illegal voter In
the election booth. The only way out
of It, It was thought, wos for u citi
zen lo nvnll himself of tho rlghtjo ar
rest a felon In tho act. some watcner.s
would hesitate, It wns thought, beforo
they would attempt to take In custody
a husky guerrilla.
There wero several arrests and ar
raignments yesterday. ThomaH V. De
vlne. n Fusion candidate for Senator In
tho McManus district, was nrralgned In
tho West Side Court, charged with Il
legal registration nnd waived examina
tion and gave ball.
Istered twice under false nnmes and got
60 cents each time.
Tlio first illegal registration was In the
Third Election district of the Second
Assembly district as James Waro of 10
Madison street. The second as set forth
in the aflldavit says that he registered
inthoNinth Klect Ion district of the Second
Assembly district iib John Foley, of SO
Market Slip,
Murphy wns brought to court by Detec
fives Thomas and Rayne of tho District
Attorney s staff and by Ervln J. Smith
assistant manager of tlio Burns Detective
Agency. Andrew Colvin, the notary
public, told the court that Murphy early
yesterday morning mado tho affidavit
at his own free will and request.
"At that time." said Mr. Colvin, "he
reminded us that ho had reglsten-d at
so many places that it would be difficult
for him to recall but n few of them,"
After Murphy signed the aflldavit,
ns alleged, tho Burns men watched him
until late in the afternoon. In court
Murphv looked nt the Magistrate in
nocently nnd denied any knowledge of
making an nflidavit or meeting the notary
public.
Mour position is n serious one," said
the court "Mr, Colvin says that you
signed this alleged confession of illegal
registration early this morning. Thero
is something behind the signing of this
nflidavit. What is if"
"I'm not the right man." replied
Murphy. "Thero is u John J. Murphy
who lives in thu same house with me.
He is the man. I never signed an affi
davit. I'm the wrong man."
Magistrate Herbert then asked Mr.
Colvin if it was possible that he won mis
taken about the identity of the prisoner.
"Thero is no possibility of mv being
mistuken," answered Mr. Colvin. "Ho
sat in front of me under an electrio light.
Thero is practically no change, in his
clothes."
"Do you know Jack Sirocco?" asked the
Assistant District Attorney.
"I do not, " said Murphy.
"Why are you here? asked the oourt.
"I was asleep at 56 Catherine street,"
said Murphy, "and I was brought here by
three men.
Murphy acknowledged that he had been
drinking. He gave his addrcs ns 11
Bowery. Magistrate Herbert got the
registration books and found under date
of October 10 that James Ware and a
John Foley had registered from tne ad
dresses given by Murphy in his alleged
affidavit
Murphy was held in $1,500 bail for
further examination on Wednesday.
Men's Overcoat Day at Saks'
Saks Overcoats at I ISO to 30.00
will poll a big vote today!
I Wc submit that the overcoat season has been delayed J.onsJ' enough. .
J A late dinner or a fugitive collar button is not regarded as sufficient excuse
for holding a theatre curtain beyond eight-fifteen.
I Wc therefore take it upon ourselves to declare this to be the official opening
of the overcoat season, despite the unprofessional conduct of the thermometer.
I Besides, if ever an overcoat season was deserving of recognition by meteorol
ogy, or man, basing its claims on the character of its credentials, this is that season.
J Masculine modes in overcoats are almost as numerous and diverse this Fall as
ore feminine modes habitually this is, in fact, peculiarly an overcoat year, and
Saks', as muer, is thea uthantic
'. canter for overcoat styles
C At all prices wc arc by reputation first and foremost in rcady-for-scrvicc
clothes, but it is the fact that wc sell more higher-priced garments than any other
house in America, which has elevated our popular-priced clothes so far above
the average productions at 17.50 to 30.00.
I And nowhere in this land of trumpeting, braying and Bull Moose calls can
you find that wonderful range of selection, in fabrics, colorings and models,
which awaits you at Saks' this Election morning.
5 The fabrics for the most part are those rough surface coatings, in solid .colors,
in snappy light and dark Oxfords, and in the new Cambridge colors; and the
models arc no less numerous, y
C The majority of our overcoats at 17.50 to 30.00 arc made on regulation lines,
with many variations of the belted back feature, finished with self collars, and
the split three-piece sleeves, having fancy turned cuffs. .
I Yes, Sir, you can also get a Saks greatcoat for 17.50 to 30.00. Single or double
breasted, belted in various styles, and shown in a variety of collars that button
to the neck or lie fallow like a Presidential nominee of an Election evening.
14 INCH SHELL HURLED
' SEVEN MILES OFF HOOK
Continued from Fint Page.
Ai-loiin Voles on SiiffrnKC,
Pun. MX, Ariz , Nov t. Arizona women
to day IohmI ii strenuous niiiiirit in be
linlf of the propoted mrendiiient lo the
State roiu-titutiini uiiiiitliiK women the
lull rlKhls of MinwKo
to rum A rill.ll IN ONE nT
Tnke l.AX.VriVK IIIH)MOOiilnlneTlili't. Ilrui
nlms refuuel money II II falls lo cure, H. V.
ClIIOVK'H ilgnature Is on cacti box. tie Ail. ...
FOUND A REAL REPEATER.
(iol Ills Confession, but Mnyhc Ar
rested W run it .Tlnn.
John Murphy, 51 years old, who says
he lives nt 50 Culhnrine street, was in the
Tombs police court yesterday afternoon
beforo Mngistrnto Herbert on charges
of illegal registration, Andrew Colvin
said Murphy signed nn affidavit nt 1 A, M,
in a plumber's shop at IN Oliver street in
which he said that on October 19 he reg-
Finally everything was ready for tho
firing und after ears had been stuffed full
of cotton to protect the ear drums. Col.
Babbitt shouted through his megruphone
to Lieut Chick F.v.ms und his picked crew
lo "let'er go " The spectators were
perched out of harm's way on a lurge
bridgelike nffuir that runs back of the
range. It wasn't particularly reassuring
to bo told by a young officer thnt "wire
guns" like Aunt Jane frequently broke
in two and killed three or four thousand
bystanders, but it wns too late to get
away then, bo everybody stocd bt ill and
hoped.
Suddenly there was a mighty roar that
Milled the smashing of t lie breakers, a great
cloud of yellow tmoke floated up to tho
clouds nnd. in a few seconds, far out nt
sea could lie seen a, mighty column of
water arising like a waterspout. That
was more than seven miles nway, Col.
Babbitt announced. Aunt Jane had
ri-en at tjio pressing of a button from her
iron lied like soino monster, nnd in just
forty seconds had proved herself and her
Inventors. Col. Babbitt and the rest of
tho oflloerfl who had lieen working on tho
big gun for more than a year wore broad
smiles,
The second shot was fired and Aunt
Jane had settled back for the third, in
ono minute and twenty-live seconds.
Through the stnoko Lieut. Chick nnd hU
crow could bo seen hustling like beavers
ramming in projectile No, 4 and bucking
It up with the bags of powdor which looked
as harmless as sucks of Hour. Shots four
and five went off liko clockwork, but nt
No. a tho unexiectuU hitch came, After
all, the trouble hud its vuluo for it showed
that even If the electrical firing arrange
ment gets out of gear, tlio hand of man can
do good and fast work In reKlling In
vaders. Then, just 225 seconds after the first
rour, tho officers pulled tho wadding out
of their ears and began to shake hands,
Tho H-incli gun us a military weapon had
mado good. For n time nobody could
understand what the others wero Baying.
Then Oen, Crozier could lie heard con
gratulating Col, Babbitt, while Lieut,
Kvnns stood and just drank In tho words of
tho man whoso place ho, of courso, aspires
to fill some day.
Just lieforo the first shot was fired
overvbodv had been nterested In watch
inir a hie seagull. When Aunt Jane
had sounded the bird could no longer lie
seen. Col, Babbitt said there must have
been n collision. The firing put an end
to the luborn of a lot of fUhcrmon who had
anchored smacks just' off jfw range.
They stood juht one shot and than started
for home.
(.'a in in I n nnd Dornli Object lo Tnfl.
Wasiiinoiok, Nov. 4 - Friends In Wash
In Kt on of Senators ('uininiiis of town and
lloruh of Idaho say to-day Hint neither
Senator would accept a nomination for
Vli e.I'resldent on the ticket with President
Taft. The same attitude is ascribed to
Uenator La Follette oi Wiiconiln.
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MRS. BELMONT FLAYS
SUPINE MR. HAMILTON
Author Learns What Suf
fragettes Think of His
Lack of Ardor.
MILITANT CAUSES SHUDDER
Fears for Men's llights, hut
Welcomes Woman in
Elections.
Cosmo Hamilton, author of "The Blind
ness of Virtue," went around to the Bel
mont Political Kquality headquarters
list night and espoused the cause of
woman suffrage in bo lukewarm a manner
that Mrs. Belmont couldn't resist telling
him what she thought or him.
"Mr. Hamilton advises us to bo patient,'
said the votes- or women leader, in a
voice trembling with emotion, "He
counsels us to preparo ourselves and other
women to ubo the vote, nnd then to rest
contented in tho thought that if we don't
get it, our children will.
"I wonder If Mr. Hamilton realizes that
in this country we luive walled patiently
for sixty years, while the KnglWh women
waited forty years tiefore they took up
militant methods."
A storm of applause from three hundred
working girls interrupted Mrs. Belmont
for a moment, but apparently did not
lessen her annoyauco nt the playwright's
point of view.
"Did you men ever wait sixty years
for anything you wanted? she demanded
bestowing a severe look upon tho only
trousered individual in the hall. ,
Apparently he interpreted the question
as a purely rhetorical one, for he mado
no attempt to reply, and Mrs. Belmont
went on talking.
"Wou Id women have any opinion of men
who waited sixty years for what they
believed to be their fight?" she inquired.
"I think not. livery one horn remem
bers how she wus taught to admire tho
men who fought the war of the ltevolu
tion. Their methodn wero surely militant
enough. Homo of them thought it would
bo a good thing to throw a cargo of tea
overbourd to show that they wouldn't
pay taxes unless they were represented in
the Hrlllnh Parliament.
"We hnvo lieen taught to admire that
act as one of great bravory," Mrs. Belmont
went on, warming to her subject' with
enthusiasm, ,
."Thers whi a lot .of old Udlu who
Imrl bean tv.iltini months for some tea.
Their opinion wasn't asked ubout throw
ing il, overuoarn, uuv vnvy uiuu k iimu'""
whon the man did It.
"Some rum wns brought in at the same
time, but the men didn't pitch that into
the sea. Oh. no. They nude use of the
tea for the demonstration of theh- prin
ciple 'no taxation without representation
nnd saved the rum. And history call
them brave men.
"They didn't ask our opinion about
their methods nnd we'rn not going to have
men rlictnto to us what methods we shall
use to get the vote. We shall use Ameri
can methods over here, and English
women will use the methods thnt seem
liest to them. But American and Eng
lish women are determined to get the
vote nnd to get It qui ckly."
Again the audience signified that Mrs.
Belmont had thero many hundreds of
sympathizers with her anyway, and
then Mis. Ella McKenzie, a militant suf
fragette of Wal.'s, told why it all had to
lie window smashing and hunger strik
ing and Cabinet Minister baiting, nnd the
rest of it.
Mis McKenzie is slender nnd blonde,
and soft of voice, and Mr. Hamilton
smiled nt her indulgently until sho con
fessed she was so dreadfully militant that
once she wus shut up in jail just liecause
Lloyd George haupened to come to a
town whoie she was stopping. Then he
shuddered.
Mr. Hamilton really believes in votes
for women, lie explained so much so, in
fact, that ho has often advocated the
cause over his own signature. But he
can't see the use of making such an awful
fuss about what's sure to come anyway,
don't you know.
It. would be shocking, iu Mr. Hamilton's
mild opinion, if New York women
smashed all tho windows on Fifth avenue,
and elbowed elderly gentlemen ut parties.
"Hut how untiring 1 l lie vision oi on
election day when women iu charming
clothes drop their ballots iu the proper
boxes, with no noise, no confusion, no
emotionalism!" he exclaimed. "When
women vote, I urn sure thero will bo none
of the organized delirium which now
prompts your men to chenr sixty-live
minutes for ft Presidential candidate,
All the barbarism which characterizes
the elections of to-day here and in Eng
land will disappear under the sane influ
ence of the sex of superior jioiBe.
"But whut will become of more meti?
Will we count at alt? Will you consider
us even marriageable?"
Ho got a polite round of applause, but
no encore.
"Did he renlly mean all that, stuff,"
inquired a pctito, black haired suffragetto,
as sho flounced out of the room, "or was
he trying to sound like that horrid .Mr.
Shaw?"
Mr. Hamilton didn't tell.
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DISTRUSTS ELECTION CASES.
Judge Kaitrr Warns Aitnliist I'nrll
un Indictments,
Judge Foster in tleneral Sessions in his
charge to the two Novemlier Grand Juries
yesterday warned them to go slow In
drawing up indictments on charges grow
ing out of politic. The. jury members
must be careful, he urged, not to allow
their high function to lie mado use of for
IMirtisau jiurpoM's Ho said,
"At this time of the year political ex
citement runs high, nnd sometimes, at
tho very lat moment beforo election, a
political case is rushed beforo tho Grand
Jury nnd nn Indictment i sought. If
there are unv indictments sought, gentle
men, of political natuto from you, take
plenty of time to consider the matter.
"I remember Homo years ngo high
official.! well) Indkiod the day lieforo tho
election und ft fow days nfler election the
indictments wcio distulwed I am speak
ing fiom memory. Such indictments are
n dUgr.ui' to I lii Ciii'.nd Jury, the court
nnil tho cut ire iidmini'triitiou of justice.
Indeed, I know of no sort of crimo in which
human libel ty Is regarded mi lightly as
in tho alleged violations of tho election
laws,
"Do not lend youi-snlves, gentlemen, to
nny such prosecutions, Happily till
venr there is comparatively little, of it,
I have hoard of very few arreeta. Ho
many arrests nrn groundlens nnd bo
many of tliem aro needless that I think a
word of caution to the Urnnd Jury, is
desirable."
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