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Influential Members of
That Party Refuse to
ft'ew England, New York, New Jersey,
Maryland and the Southern States
All Furnish Evidence of a Sweep
y Ing Democratic Rally to
Tatt and Sanity.
That Toft and Sherman will have
the votes of a very largo number of
Democrats on Novembor 3d Is not
romarkablo; It would be remarkable
If the Democracy, Including in Its
ranks many who aro eminent In busi
ness, In the professions and In vari
ous branches of Industry, wero united
behind Bryan, who represents a plat
form which alms to cripple business
and Industry, and to paralyze every
form of legitimate ontermiBO. Bry
an's past has been followed and stud
lea by thoughtful, Intelligent and
'conservative members of the party
to which ho claims to belong, and tho
result Is not favorable to Bryan. In
the view of many Democrats ho has
grown worse Instead of better, and
Ills free silver folly of twelve years
ago has not been Improved upon by
Tils free1 trade, bank guarantee nnd
fifty per cent, business limitation vag
aries of more recent date. Bryan is
not exactly like tho person In the
Scripture who got rid of ono evil
spirit only to let seven more take Its
jplace. Ho has a warm corner yet for
the first devil, besides the later ar
rivals, and there Is no telling what
now schemes for turning things topsy-turvy
aro being conjured In his
No wonder, therefore, that many
Bane Democrats are for Taft. All of
them do not speak their feelings;
most of thorn, probably, aro silent,
6xcept when circumstances make It
Imperative that they should speak.
For instance, Ferdinand Strauss, of
Boston, and Charles S. Davis, of Ply
mouth, Massachusetts, were so quiet
about their intentions to vote for
Taft that they wore named as Presi
dential electors on the Bryan ticket.
Then thoy spoke out and said they
were for Taft, and their places on the
Bryan ticket had to be filled by oth
ers. Messrs. Davis and Strauss
doubtless typified a very numerous
cTass of Massachusetts Democrats
who prefer the Republican candi
dates, policies and principles to a
witch's caldron of Bryanlsm.
Rhode Island was never moro se
cure for tho Republicans than In the
present national campaign. The real
old-fashioned Democracy, typified by
men like Charles SIsson and Dr.
James L. Sullivan, is either out
spoken for Taft like the gentlemen
named, or quietly waiting for election
day, when many Democratic votes
will be given to the candidates who
represent tho policies which have
made Rhode Island a great little
State. In New Hampshire, also, tho
old-line Democrats .are largely for
Taft. Among the more prominent
who will vote for the Republican
candidates are Kirk S. Pierce, of
Hlllsboro, nephew and heir of Pres
ident Franklin Pierce, and Alvah V,
Sulloway, of Franklin, formerly Dem
ocratic National Committeeman.
In New York City and State the
number of Democrats who refuse to
accept Bryan and Gompers is very
large, as the vote on election day will
prove. They are not, as a rule, doing
much talking, but they are talking
enough for it to be an open secret
that they want Taft, and will vote
for him. Many of the leading mer-
cnants are Democrats, but it is said
oh good authority that ninety-nine
In one hundred are for Taft, because
thoy regard his election as necessary
to business interests. Among New
York Democrats who have come out
resolutely and actively for Taft, Mr.
John Miles deserves honorable men-
tlon. Mr. Miles has sent out many
thousands of circulars, to all parts of
tho United States, favorable to Taft,
with excellent results. Nearly all re
plies nave been most encouraging.
Mr. Frederic R. Coudert, the noted
New York lawyer, Is also for Taft,
and Major-General Daniel E. Sickles,
one 01 me neroes 01 uettysburer. and
heretofore a stanch Democrat, has
come out for Taft. Among other
prominent New York Democrats who
put principle above party In national
affairs is William B. Davenport, for
merly j.'udiic Aaministrator, a noted
lawyer or Brooklyn. New York: Ed
mund Wetmore, ex-president of the
Harvard Club; John R. Dos Passos, a
noted lawyer, who voted for Alton B.
earner ana Edward J. Maxwell.
leading member of the bar, formerly
captain In. the Irish Brigade of the
Army of tho Potomac, counsel for
General Wade Hampton in his con
test ror tne KOvornorshlD of South
Carolina, District Attorney and Dem
ocratic chairman in Colorado, and
lator city attorney at Amsterdam
New York, and chairman of tho Dom
ocratic City Committee. Many others
might be named who have spoken out
for Taft, and very many who speak
only to their intimate friends, it is
a shameful truth, also that many
uomocrats mtena to vote ror Bryan
who would bo appalled at tho thought
of his election, and who regard tho
vory suggestion of Bryan's success
as a nlghtmnro to bo shaken off as
quickly as possible it is to bo honod
that all In this category will conclude
to support Taft, nnd thoreby help In
averting tho dnngor or iirynnlsm
which Is so clearly apparent to tholr
in Maryland Tart sontimcnt an
pears predominant nmong tho bettor
clasB or Domocrats, thoso who aro
8ufilcIontly woll Informed to grasp
the issues of tho campaign, and to
perceive what Bryanfsm would moan,
In its destructive, obstructive and re
actionary effects, to tho commorce,
tho agriculture and tho manufactur
ing industries of that thriving com
monwealth. Among leading Mary
land Democrats who havo decided to
support Taft and Sherman against
tho Bryan-Gompers combine are
Leigh Bonsai, who has declined to
mako speeches for Bryan; John B.
Sommes, president of tho Board of
Trade of Baltimore; Waldo New
comer, president of the National Ex
change Bank; W. A. Garrett, chief
executive of the receivers of tho Sea
board Air Lino Railway; Gcorgo R.
Willis, formerly president of the Po
lice Board ,and William Weems, a
well known lawyer and life-long Dem
ocrat, of Frederick, Maryland. The
Taft Democratic Club of Baltimore
Includes a number of prominent
Democrats of large influence in the
party, and tho effect of its work is
evident everywhere In Baltimore and
boyond the bounds of that great
commercial and Industrial centre.
Maryland, from present Indications,
will give Taft a handsome majority
largely composed of Democrats who
cannot stand for Bryanlsm and tho
four lean and wretched years that a
Bryan victory would entail.
Delaware, where Victor du Pont
and H. M. Barksdale, both o. Wil
mington, aro conspicuous among the
Democrats who are for Taft and na
tional sanity, is assured to tho Re
publican column, and as election day
approaches tho number of "Taft
Democrats" moro rapidly increases.
In New Jersey also tho Ropubllcan
majority will be swelled by Demo
It is not surprising that the South
ern States, although in all estimates
their votes are counted for Bryan,
should Include n large proportion of
Influential Democrats who have de
clared themselves for Taft; for the
South, with its comparatively now
and flourishing Industries, would be
hardxhlt by the "tariff for revenue
only," of which Bryan Is sponsor.
Among prominent Domocrats of At
lanta, Georgia, who have como out
for Taft, aro W. M. Crumley, of At
lanta, head of tho Confederate Vet
erans of the South, ex-president of
the Jobbers' Association of the South,
and vice-president of the Beck &
Gregg Hardware Company; Frank S.
Ellis, head of Keely Company, a
large dry goods house; Thomas Eg-
leston and W. E. Chapln, leading in
surance men; F. J. Faxon, or a leaa-
Ing dry goods house, and Alexander
A. Smith nnd Victor Smith, prom
inent attorneys, members of Smith,
Hammond & Smith. Wilkinson Call,
of Florida, former Democratic United
States Senator from that State, and
George W. Garland, of Salisbury,
North Carolina, are accessions to the
Taft ranks that hnvo attracted at
tontion. and have led many others
to shake off blind adherence to the
Denver nominations, nnd to study
without prejudice the Republican
candidates and platform. These
changes by men of prominence and
influence aro encouraging as to the
immediate outlook and full of prom
Ise for the future.
Colonel John McAnerney, of New
York, a Democrat who was president
of the New Jersey electoral college in
ISss and whowasan ardent supporter
of Alton B. Parker four years ago,
has come out for Taft. "I am a Dem
ocrat," he declares, "but not of tho
Bryan variety. There are many able
Democrats throughout the country,
but they have no Influence while
these agitators and demagogues are
In control. The laborer, the mechan
ic, the manufacturer and the mer
chant want a restoration of confi
dence, which would bo wholly Impos
sible with Bryan ana a tiuncn or nis
Oklahoma advisers in control of tho
government and the court appoint
ments." HUGHES AND HIS ENEMIES.
The People Wnnt the Mnn Who
Makes Tlint Kind of Enemies.
Governor Hughes has not said, as
some of his critics protend, that all
against him are crooks; he has said
that all 'the crooks are against him.
If this statement were false, it could
easily be proven untrue by naming-,;
crooks who aro for Hughes, and are
willing to give reasons for support
The well-known fact is, however,
that Governor Hughes is telling the
truth. He Is opposed by every thief
and every near-thief In Now York;
by every gambler, every bunco
steerer and swindling bookmaker,
who have seen their usual prey
snatched from their clutches by
Hughes. Thoy all hate him, and
they all want him dofeated, and they
aro all going to be disappointed on
the night of November 3.
A large majority of the people of
New York believe In decent amuse
ments and wholesome recreation, but
they are not prepared to admit that
tho bookmaker and bunco-steerer,
the racing tout and tho poolroom
keeper represent that class of amuse
ments, or that their disappointment
In being interfered with in their out
lawed occupations merits the sym
pathy of ciMzens who live moral and
The opponents of Governor Hughes
are making a big noise some of
them have a practice of doing that
but while they are shouting the law
abiding citizen is thinking, and the
moro he "loves him for tho one
mles he has made," and the more
determined he Is to help in re-electing
him. November 3d will prove
that New York is not ready to sur
render to tho crooks and grafters
who -are moving every sinister force
at tholr. command to defeat tho offi
cial who has done his duty.
The trouble with canning Mr. Bry
an's speeches Is that they will not
keep. Nono of his speeches In prev
ious campaigns aro good In this.
Not all tho tfcoplo who opposo tho
ro-electlon of Gov. Hughes, of Now
York, nro gamblers, but all tho gam
blors aro ngaliiBt him.
The spectacle of Bryan trying to
run awayvfrom hlmsoK reminds ono
of tho boy trying to lift himself d.v
Taft knows Ohio; Ohio knows
Taft. Hence tho mutual agreoment
In prediction of a normal Republican
"Doc" Bryan Seems Unfortunate in Both His Remedies
and His Appointees Chicago Tribune.
WHRK ANn I
By WALTER J. BALLARD.
'(From Troy Times.)
Investigation by tho United States
Bureau of Labor brings out tho fact I
that the average hourly wages in
1907 were higher than in any other
year of the eighteen-year period,
1890-1907, and more than twenty per
cent, higher than the average in any
year from 1890 to 1900. As com
pared in each case with the average
for ten-year period, 1890 to 1899,
average hourly wages in 1907 wero
28.8 per cent, higher, the number of
employes In the 4169 establishments
investigated was 44.4 per cent, great
er and the average hours of labor
per week were five per cent, lower.
It must be noted that the establish
ments investigated represented the
principal manufacturing and me
chanical Industries of the country,
says The American Economist, and
that the 28.8 per cent, advance in
wages In 1907 over the averageof a
ten-year period included four years
under Democratic low tariff. Not
only were wages higher, but 44.4 per
cent, more worklngmen obtained em
ployment, and tho average hours of
labor were lower in 1907. This is
the best possible evidence of contin
ued improvement in conditions among
tho wage-earners of the country un-j
.1 1 . . . x i te '
The Bureau of Labor also reports,
it is only fair to say, that the average
-price of thirty principal articles was
twenty per cent, higher In 1907 than
tho average price for the ten years,
1890 to 1899. Against that is the
fact stated above that not only wero
wages 28.8 per cent., but also tho
further fact that 44.4 per cent, more
people were employed. And more:
Compared with the average for the
same ten-year period the purchasing
power of an hour's wages in 1907
Bishop Hartzell Shows All Good Church People Why They
Should Vote For Taft.
JOSEPH C. HARTEELL,
BISHOP FOR AFRICA
Methodist Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 17, 1008.
My Dear Brother :
Replying to your letter of October 13th, I will state
that I expect to vote for Mr. Taft for the Presidency.
The Constitution of the United States distinctly pro
vides that thore shall be no reHglous tests required of
those who hold public office. I would not say that there
might bo some man running for office whose religious
views would prevent my voting for him. In Mr. Taft's
case, however, so far as I am concerned, no such hin
drance exists. He is of the Edward Everett Hale type of
Unitarians, and publicly and privately gives his personal
endorsement and Influence In favor of Christian Institu
tions and pollclos at home and abroad. I believe that In
broadth of statesmanship and executive ability ho Is
bettor equipped for tho Prosldoncy than elthcs of the
J. O. HARTZr.!-L.
was 6.S per cent, greater That sat
isfactory fact cannot bo gainsaid,
These facts show that under a suf
ficiently full protective tariff, work
and wages increase faster than do
prices of needed commodities. Scar
city of work and low wages cannot
be compensated for by lower prices
ror the food and things wo need. AH
our experience attests the truth of
tnat statement. What avail wero
"low prices" in the dark days of '93
'96, when thousands of American
workmen and their families were
starving? What use Is bread at
three cents a loaf when the necessary
three cents are absent?
The American workman needs the
benefit of a sufficiently full protect
ive tariff. He' has that now, and to
retain It he must vote in November
next only for such men as Congress
men who can be depended upon to
surely guard his interests thereto,
when tho matter of tariff adjustment
comes up for discussion and voting
on the floor of the House.
Bryan's double appeal to "Protest
ants and Catholics Is likely to mark
him as one of the most religious men
that ever was dumped outside of
participation In a State that Is freo
from church domination.
Candidate Taft keeps his Tiast in
tho lime-light of the present; Candi
date Bryan strives to hide his past
in the darkness of evasion.
Haskell? Who Is he? Oh, yes,
he's the man who carries on the most
one-sided correspondence in Ameri
Money talks, but some of the men
who mako the most noise for Bryan
do not appear among his contrib
utors. It Is truly time for Republicans to
begin to convince the South that it is
In fact a friendly country.
ONE OF COUNTRY'S
Tho Rev. Dr. Arthur J. Brown, sec
retary of the Board of Foreign Mis
sions of tho Presbyterian Church, and
author of a book, entitled "The Now
Era In the Philippines," also is en
thusiastic ovor the work and the as
sistance which Taft, as Governor
General of the Phlllpines, gave to
the various religious sects in striving
to educate and uplift the Filipinos.
Ho spent several months in the isl
ands when Governor Taft was there.
In his book he shows his appreciation
of Governor Taft's co-operation with
tho church movement. Ho says that
Taft realized that the chief deficien
cy of tho Filipino was character, and
that the church would help tremen
dously in the education and moral
unbuilding of the natives. Ho
praises Taft's work In obtaining the
enactment of a law which permits all
religious sects to own land In tho
Islands. Roferrlng to the work of
the United States in the islands he
"As American citizens, wo may
cherish a pardonable pride that dur
ing this emergence of our country as
an Asiatic power our national policy
has been shaped by such men as Pres
ident McKlnley, President Roosevelt,
Secretary of State Hay, Secretary of
War Root and Governor-General Taft.
No other Americans since Washing
ton have had to grapple with more
stupendous problems. Our history
furnished no precedents to guide the
new peoples, no intelligence to help.
Order, llborty and justice had to be
newly created out of chaos, bondage
"Amid these extra and difficult con
ditions these men have shown a bold
ness of Initiative, a wisdom of execu
tion, a fertility of resource and a
broadth of mind and heart which
place them among the greatest states
men. There should be no policies In
our support of their policy, no secta
rianism in our prayer that tho God
of nations may continue to guide
aright those upon whom such solemn
responsibilities now rest,"
Prosperity with honor, success
with equity. Those are the Taft
ideals, that President Taft will real
ize. This 4s Bryan's greatest campaign,
lending to his greatest and final de
feat. DR. BRYAN.
(Tune of "Solomon Levi.")
My name Is Dr. Bryan,
And I Hvo on Easy street,
Tls there you'll find me all my life,
With little jokes so neat,
On governmental ownership
And banks that cannot bust,
And all tho glittering fallacies
That sensible men distrust.
Oh, Dr. Bryan,
Glvo us n theory new.
Good old Dr. Bryan,
What con we do for you, for you?
My name Is Dr. Bryan,
And I cannot change it yet.
Thcro aro so very many things
Which peoplo won't forgot,
rrotty llttlo theories,
Thnt I'vo to limbo sent,
Rise up lllto ghoits
To hinder thorn
Vi-ciu maklm; mo Prc:t'!o::t.
Helen Waters Gates.
CLERGY FAVOR TAFT.
Lutheran Preachers Praise Re
"Tho Man of the Hoar" He is Called,
While Bryan Is Condemned as a
"Talker" nnd n Fomcntcr ot
Class Hatred. '
"William Howard Taft is, in my
opinion, one of tho strongest presi
dential candidates ever chosen by any;
political party." This Is the states
mont of ho Rev. Victor J. Tengt
wald, pastor of tho Ellm Lutheran
Church of Chicago and secretary of
tho Illinois Conference of the Evan
gelical Lutheran Church. 'I
Many other Swedish pastors join,
with the -Rev. Mr. Tengwald in hla
Indorsement of Mr. Taft. Among,
them are tho Rev. Carl Almen, pas
tor of the Swedish Lutheran Sarbn
Church, Iron Mountain, Mich.; tho
Rev. G. S. Ohslund, pastor of tho
Bethlehem Church, 5755 Fifth ave
nue, Chicago; the Rev. John Alfred
Eckstrom, Lutheran Gethsomano,
Church, Worcester, Mass.; tho Rev.
A. F. Berg8trom, pastor of the Tabor
Church, 7950 Escanaba avenue, Chi
cago. "Tnft a Christian Gentleman." 1
The Rev. Dr. A. P. Fors, pastor ot
tho Lutheran Bother Church, 6206,
Peoria street, Chicago, says: "Taft,
is a rellablo Christian gentleman.
Twenty years ago I hoard Bryan In
debato In Nebraska, full of stubborn
ness and radicalism, and how many,
times has ho not changed his skid.
slnco thon!" ,
"Let Bryan talk and Taft rule,"
declares the Rev. N. J. Forsberg, pas
tor of the Lutheran Carmel Church,
Calumet, Mich. The paBtor adds,
"Even Mr. Bryan may have his vir
tues, but honesty in politics is not
tho chief of them."
Tho Rev. Adolf Hult, pastor ot tho
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511
North Nineteenth street, Omaha,
Nob., gives five reasons why Mr. Taft
should be elected, beginning with,
"His character as a statesman 1b
"Tnft the Man of the Hour."
"Wo have ho confidence in a presN
dontlal candidate who spreads hatred
and whoso principles are untenable,','
says tho Rev. Andrus Andre, pastor
of tho Lutheran Bethesda Church',
10,141 Avenuo L, Chicago. "Will
iam H. Taft is the man of tho hour,','
he continues, "and there Is none In
tho land wljo possesses greater 'states
manship, wisdom jind extferlehco than'
Mr. Taft." Another Chicago pastor,
tho Rev. G. A. Elliot, of the Messiah
Church, 1033 Seminary avenue, de
clares "Mr. Taft should have the sup
port of every Swedish-American."
Other pastors who add their ap
proval of" Mr. Taft are the Rev. E. M.
Joshua Oden, B.D., of the Irving Park
Lutheran Church, Chicago; the Rev.
P. A. Helm, of tho Humboldt Park
Swedish Baptist Church, Chicago;
the Rev. Dr. S. G. Ohman, of the
Swedish Lutheran Church, New Bri
tain, Conn.; the Rev. P. Martinson,
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church,
252 Ninety-first street, Chicago; the
Rev. G. A. Brandolie, D. D., of the
Lutheran Augustana Church, 225Q
Court place, Denver; the Rev. Gott
fred Nelson, of Trinity Church, 1314
Barry avenue, Chicago, and the Rev.
J. Ekholm, Th. D., of the Evangelical
Lutheran Zion Church, Newman
Grove, Neb., and secretary of the Ne
"Taft the Champion of Right."
"Taft Is the man to whom wo can
with tho greatest safety Intrust the
reins of government," says tho Rev.
John Lundeen, pastor of the Swedish
M. B. Church, Twenty-second street
and Irving avenub, Chicago. Ho
adds. "He has shown in the many po-
Lutheran .Church, Andover, 111.,
agrees with his colleagues that Mr.
Taft should be elected President.
With him join the Rev. M. C. Ran
seen, D. D pastor of the Evangelical
Lutheran Gethsomano Church, 79
West Huron street, Chicago; the Rev.
Dr. Ludwlg Holmes, of the Lutheran
Church, at Evanston, 111.; the Rev.
Oscar N. Olson, of St. Paul's Church,
Chicago, and the Rev. John B. A.
Idstroem, of the Evangelical Luth
eran Bethlehem and Zion churches,
Prayer For Taft's Election.
"We have Democratic times In bit
ter remembrance and do not wish to
return to them," says the Rev. L.
Johnson, of tho Lutheran Church, ot
Kensington, Minn. "My wish and
prayer to God Is that Mr. Taft, who
is rich In knowledge and experience,
shall become our next President."
The judgn.ont of tho Rev. Carl W.
Andeer, pastor of tho Swedish Luth
eran Church, of Cheyenne, N. D., co
incides with that oj the. Rev. Mr.
Johnson, while the Rev. S. Pearson,
of the Evangelical Lutheran Concor
dia Church, 2164 North Seeley ave
nue, Chicago, seconds his brethren of
the cloth. !
"I shall vote for W. H. Taft for
President of. the United States and do
all I can for his election because he
Is tho best fitted of all the candi
dates and represents the best politi
cal party." This is tie dictum of the
Rov. Dr. J. E. Floren, of Sallna, Kan.
Tho Rev. E. G. Chinlund, pastor of
tho Evangelical Lutheran Church, ot
Red Wing, Minn., also gives words
of warm approval to Mr. Taft.
In Mr. Taft's homo In Washington
Is a big mission armchair which he
calls "The Supremo Bonch," Tho
houso is packed with rare and valu
able treasures of tapestry, ombrold
ory, ceramics, furniture and brlc-a-brac
Irom tho Orient, among thorn
glfib from tho E !poror of Jupnn and
tho Empress of China.
Some Now York Democrats profess
to bo disappointed because all the re
forms advocated by Governor Hughes
havo not been carried out. Tholr
lack of tho sonso of humor Is really
Tho peoplo thcmHolves aro about
to rollovo Bryan's anxiety about the
question, Shall tho peoplo rulo?
ttops he 02S ne'l that he Is the Jra-
U-tlal champion of the right. The,
Carl P. Edhlorii. Viastof of th9