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IS STANDARD OIL
BEGGING MERCY ?
SIGNS THAT GREATEST OF
TRUSTS IS GETTING WEAK.
Much Speculation Concerning Its
Purpose-General Belief That
President Indulged in Some
Very Plain Talk.
Washington, March 19.-Renewed
efforts to penetrate the secrets of the
retent mysterious night conference at
the White House in which the Presi
dente talked for more than an hour
with H. H. Rogers, vice president of
the Standard Oil trust, and J. D.
Arehbold, the treasurer of the same
institution, have not succeeded in se
e!uring anything that bears official
earmarks. It is a fine subject to spec
ulate on, and the favorite theory is
that the Standard Oil people have
been so freely pressed in the last few
months and have gotten so many
frightened glimpses of the storm
ahead, that they wanted to ask the
president if he could not do something
to assuage the uneasiness that is ap
pearing in financial circles (not
Standard Oil circle). By trying to
make it appear that the agitation for
legislation directed against railroads
and certain other corporations is
making capital timid and may sooner
or later bring to a halt the great boom
that swept over the country. The
Standard Oil people, according to the
latest report, hope to be able to in
duee the president to put a pedal on
the fast moving machinery that is
seemingly destined to make great and
important corrections in the existing
laws dealing, with corporations.
"These Standard Oil people may
have had the nerve to come all the
way over here to ask to an interview
with the president to suggest that he
alleviate the uneasiness that is al
leged to be felt," said a bright and
prominent official of the administra
tion, "but I can hardly believe it.
And I should have given much to have
been present when such a representa
tion was made to the president. I
will bet anything that he told them
they had better go back home and
attend to their own business and to
remember that if they will cease
&odging process serviers, cease the
unfair and low methods of driving
competition ou't of the country and
not conceal proper facts as "to their
affairs there would be far less of rad
ical tendency than at present. The
Standard Oil trust is more responsible
today for the growing feeling of rad
icalism in this country than any oth
er corporations, including big rail
r4. aU. it has cold-bloodedly, foully
and corruptly stifled and killed comn
petition, -driven men insane by de
priving them of their properties, with
losses of their fortunes- and their
homes, and when the full history is
written of its doings, will itself be
driven out of existence or so thor
oughly curbed that it will never be
a menace to the United States if l'aw
makers have the brains to enact laws
to do so.
"I do not believe that any honest
man of capital will fear the mutter
ings of the Standard OI and the de
pression that seems to be stealing
,ever the <officials of that eoncern.
There sill be no laws made in this
country that will ever rob capital of
a fair and legitimate return for its
money, but in the end the laws that
will be put on the books will im
mensely strengthen legal and proper
methods of business and prevent rob
bery, corruption, trickery and the ac
eumuistion of great sums by illegal
and indecent methods. This country
'will continue to prosper if crops re
main good and there will be no serious
fall in the prices of legitimate stocks
and bonds simply because the Stand
ard Oil trust is beginning to feel the
gaff, On the contrary, it ought to,
and probably will, create a buoyant
feeling on the part of honest men
with money if they find that the
greatest and most corrupt concern of
all is getting weak knees.
"I again repeat that I suspect that
the President knew what to tell those
fellows and did so.''
THE SOUTH'S CHANCE IS HERE
Judge Parker Makes A Ringing
Declaration At Charlotte.
In his speech at Charlotte Friday
zight, Judge Parker has aroused the
democracy of the south to a sense of
its importance and responsibility,
and so important were these remarks
that we herewith give them in full.
A Significant Speech.
\In the beginning the speaker said:
,"Mr. Tompkins and Fellow Dem
oyrats: It gives me pleasure to be
wihyou at this time. I have been
asked .to say something of the future
demoeratie party. I will gladly do so.
I have prepared what I will say, and
very Sentence has ,een- we e,i (tare
fully. It is not long and I shall read
Ifere Jud-e Parker took out his
mianuscript and read the followinz in
"f am pleased to aeeept your in
vitation to halt. even for a moment,
in one of the most interesting and his
toric counties in our common coun
t-y. I am especially pleased to see
about me some of the sturdy men who,
through many years, in good report
or ill, in success or defeat, have ral
lied around the standard of democrat
"In an address before the lezisla
tre of the state of Mississippi, a few
iays ago. I had occasion to insist that
never before was it less possible to
iignore the growing tendency to look
to the government or state for sup
port, assistance, or special favor.
which will relieve the recipient from
that effort and those obligations hith
erto deemed incumbent upon all our
people. Whether it takes the form
of direct subsidies-the cost of which
may be estimated-or is hid away in
those more costly and demoralizing
systems under which some favored in
dividual or class may levy a relentless
toll upon the earnings or the income
of all our people, the effect upon insti
tutions and character is the same. If
we support a dozen paupers in a poor
house, we can calculate the cost, but
the beneficiary of a vicious system of
corruption or bossism, in country,
state, county or city, not only takes
I for his own purposes the earning of
his neighbors, but he so breaks all
the moral laws that he becomes at
once a menace to society and an evil
example to all our people.
"During all its history, the demo
cratic party has denounced the lodge
ment of undue power in the govern
ment, has opposed its logical outcome,
the granting of special privileges in
the levy of taxes, and has insisted up
on economy in expenditure. Under
these as guiding principles, it built
upon its own organization and has
only been able to maintain it by con
stant devotion to them. In time they
have become inalienable policies and
ingrained traditions. In or out of
power, in nation or state, in the de
mands of its leaders, in the devotion
o'f its r'ank and file, in war or peace,
in its early or its later days, it has
stood for these things.
"While this conscientious devotion
to an idea has commended itself to
the democrats of the whole country
anid has thus made and kept the party
rational, during recent years the peo
ple of the south, without variableness
or shadow of turning, have been its
mainstay. Shirking no responsibility,
seeking no national rewards, promot
ing no special interests or movements,
they have neither been truculent in
victory nor discouraged in defeat.
Going on in their way, regulating
their own a.Eairs, without hope of
commanding subsidy, paying cheerful
ly to carry out policies in which they
could have no part, they have so im
pressed their time that the one special
problem coming to them from the past
has been solved in such a way that
the whole country has not only been
forced to approve and applaud but tc
imitate as the only way to deal with
"But the time has come when new
duties and responsibilities must be
undertaken by the democrats of the
south. It is more than two seort
years since the war closed and. yom
people finid themselves -upon the
threshold of what promises to be thE
most remarkable business develop
know tne be
and have pi
them. THE C
'nent the world has ever known with
in the.same timft and space. Some of t
your men have gone forth to command
the highest success, in the most honor
able way, in the wreatest financial and i
commercial moverents of the time;
jthers have become the managers of I
zreat iailway interests; you have de-H
veloped -reat imanufacturing enter- i
pries, and, most difficult of all. your 1
people. as a whole, have so maintain
ed their own position and the domi- t
nance of the country in one of the t
-reatest products of the soil as to
make them the wonder and the ad- I
miration of the world.
-InI spite of your .1evotic,n t1 ])rinl
iple nid eonSistelev. In ln fdea )
a l( nueal importance that was pre
POndIant, in polities onlY hf.xv Vou
stepped aside. From the eaii:est days
since self-government was restore
yon have sent your best men I!IIo ph- t
lie life. They have been ;J.t 1n ej t
modest, able. devoted, patriori- and I
honest. No .jail or penitentiary has I
opened its hospitable doors to admi"
your senators,- representatives or t
rovernors, nor have , the officers of t
the law, from detecti-es to attorneys- I
Zeneral, been compelled to hale them C
into the criminal courts. In the face E
of this record you have not only per- E
initted us of the north to present to
you candidates for president and vice
president, but you have insisted upon
our doing so and have then voted for t
them, and that., too, when sometimes
no other states did so. S
"In 1896 you tried Nebraka and t
since that .day, no old democratic t
northern state has accredited one of a
our party to the United States sen- t
ate and in none has there been a r
friendly governor. All the democrat- I
ic training schools of the north-ele- 0
mentary, intermediate and higher
were closed and have remained so.
The party paralysis was complete and t
almost fatal. In 1904, hoping to cure -
or palliate it, you advised returning
again to New York for your candi- C
date, only to meet the worst defeat in
our party history. It is now nearly
twelve years since any man professing
devotion to our party has been chosen .
in nation or in any northern demo
cratic state to fill an important execu
tive office. At the last election, per
haps eight out of ten voters then un
der thirty were ranged with our op
ponents and today the party organiza-1
tions are lifeless, their one time
leaders are dead or have abdicated,
or worse, have become republicans,
while in more than one state the
threat hangs over them that they niay
become the victims of the spoiler, the
destructive, or the corruptionist.
you, why should you hesitate any
longer? Until the democrats of Ne-:
braska and New York and other
northern states have brought forth
fruits meet for repentance-or at
least so long as they are threateningj
to give themselves and the party over
to further destruction-should you
not assert yourself? You have borne
the heat and burden of the day. Your
statesmen have demonstrated their
ability not only to take care of the
interests of their states and their see
tion, but they have been the only dam
against aggression at home and the
threat of discredit abroad. Among
them are men with the knowledge, ex
perience, honesty and courage to rep
resent their fellow partisans without
the surrender of principle and their1
fellow-countrymen with safety and
"I, myself, p)laced at the front for
a time, have every reason to be grate
ful to.democrats everywhere, especial
een in the II
t. We have
ked the Cha
Y to fioe of the south. I appreeiate
he honor thus conferred uipon ne and
MVO no regrets for the past: but no
me, I think. (an know better than I.
1o% futile our effort has been in the
ast and how unpromising the out
ook is for the future unless we throw
tside isMs and grasp the great moral
ssue now so clearly perceived by the
)eoplk. The time has come when the
callv eteetive democrats of the coun
ry should be recognized and when
hey themselves should no longer hes
tate. decline or refuse to seek or to
iecept hose honors which are their
ust due for work well done. It may
)ossibly he that the party will go to
lefeat again.. but sinee 1S96 it has
lone nthing else under northern
eadership and certainly it eannot do
"T helieve firmly that it will do bet
er, because it. will at once eliminate
he factions whieh are inevitable, so
ong aQ their leaders feel that they
iave-(nly io capture a few state or
anizations in the north, nominate
heir candidate and then depend upon
he south to support and elect him if
>ossible. And certainly no faction
an refuse to support a worthy south
rn candidate in the light of the loy
dty of the south to every party can
"But, if this course would give
outhern democrats the recognition
hey deserve, it will also put them up
n their mettle. It will make it neces
ary for them to insist upon devotion
o ideas and principles; to avoid, as
heir character and traditions assure,
streme policies; to keep themselves
horoughly in touch with all the ele
nents to be found in a national and
)rogressive party; and to be ready
mnd willing to anticipate and promote
Al the needs of a great country. The
:ontending ambitions of self-seekers;
he claims of interests purely local,
he demands that grow out of popular
lamor, the shifty and shifting meth
ds of the demagogue and the agita
or-all these must be avoided, wheth
r leadership comes from. north or
outh, east or west. The ideas and
endencies behind these things are
ypified by the republican party of
he present day and no attempt on
>ur part to enter into competition
ith it con hope to command success
r so to restore character to our par
yI thaei may again attain power.
"I eare honest with ourselves,
harnest and vigilant in the recognition
f those popular needs which are both
afe and democratic, and regardful
four own ideas and traditions, we
~hall again be intrusted with power
md we shall be ready for it. When
:his time comes, the south ought to
>e and, indeed, it must be, the one
reat effective force in bringing about
mueh a happy consummation -sorely
needed if our institutions are to en
A nyway, there is more- or less
rigualityv about the man who rides
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Wearing Stockings and ',orsets L
"The wearing of stockings, eorsets
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Miss Leigh gives a highly artistii
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