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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1910 No. 71
Roosevelt Tabes No Chances, But Catches Intruder By
Right Ann And Forces Him Back Into Crowd
Merely Wanted To Know Who Paid Bills For Trip
Through West And When Told Outlook Magazine
Was Behind Enterprise Denied Statement And Said
Fargo, N. D., Sept. G. Just at tne
conclusion of Colonel Roosevelt's
speech to the laboring men of the
west at Island park, a rough, dlrty
looklng man, wearing a battered
derby hat and with a few days'
growth of beard on his face, jammed
his way through the crowd and de
manded an audience with tho speak
er. "I've a question to ask," he yelled,
as he pressed closer to the colonel.
"I want to speak to' you." Mr. Roose
velt, thinking that tho stranger was
n laboring man who wished to mako
himself clear on some point in tho
address, asked him what ho wanted,
"Who is paying for this tiip of
yours?" the strangerv cried. "Who's
paying for it?" ' ,
The colonel was very angry then
and he glared fiercely. "That is a
vory impertinent question," replied
Mr. Roosevelt. "I don't mind telling
you, however, that the Outlook mag
azine, with which I am connected, is
paying for it."
Tho rough intruder stepped closer
to Mr. Roosevelt, while tho crowd
etood and gaped. There was no po
"It's a Uo, I tell you, a He," the
man shouted. "The nation is paying
for it. Tne country is doing it."
Grabs Man by Wrist.
The colonel saw In a flash that the
man was a Socialist and probably a
demented Socialist. Ho rushed to
wards him. grabbed the man's right
arm and jerked It upward, wrenching
it aa he did so. He pushed the in
truder back from him in no gentle
manner and continued to push him
bo that the man had dropped to the
ground. The man disappeared in the
cruEh before an officer hove in sight.
The speech itself has sunk into al
most total Insignificance". On the
streets you hear chatter about an at
tempted assassination, but it is un
founded so far as anyono knows. Mr.
Roosevelt himself is not deeply dis
turbed over the occurrence, although
he was moro excltod than any of the
crowd had any Idea. The colonel said
before he left for St. Paul that he
was not taking any chancos with this
typo of man. Tho stranger, whoso
name and place of abode were not
secured, was a man of sallow com-,
plexion and sunkeN cheeks. Ho wan
the type of unkompt anarchist that
is portrayed in the picture books.
The absence of the collar and peck
tie, the dirty suit and the derby hat,
completed tho callcd-for description.
His manner was impudent and de
fiant. Mr. Roosevelt showed clearly that
he is strong and energetic. Ho
grasped tho arm fiercely enough to
break it off if'ho cared to. Ho had
learned long ago, ho said, that if you
get an assailant's right arm ho can't
shoot very easily. When the colonel
forced his entire weight upon the
stranger there was nothing to it. So
far as Mr. Roosevelt knows tbejnon
was unarmed. "
ST. PAUL ENTHUSES .
Gives Roosevelt Warmest Reception
of Present Trip.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. C Frionds
of Gilford Plnchot aro very angry
over the way the Minneapolis folks
have neglected tho" former forester.
While nearly all of tho .officers of tho
conservation congress and other
prominent visitors wero present at
tho breakfast given at tho Radlsou
this morning in honor of Colonel
Roosevelt, Mr. Plnchot did not get a
Friends of Mr. Plnchot look upon
this as a deliberate affront, and, they
LIAR TO FACE
Platform At Fargo
JAMES J. HILL
Expected to Clash With
Roosevelt on Conservation.
are charging it up to the politicians
unfriendly to Plnchot and his cause.
On tho other hand, Mr. Plnchot has
been subjected to criticism because
of his failure to be present at the
session of the congress. Thoae un
friendly1 to Plnchot declare that, no
matter what his relations with Mr.
Taft, it was his duty as ono of the
principal officers of tap congress to
bo on hand when the president of tho
United States appeared hero officially.
When Colonel Roosevelt arrived
this morning he was given, tho warm
est reception ho has received on tho
present trip. After a short reception
at the hotel tho colonel was driven
to the auditorium, where he delivered
an address before the national con
Mr. Roosevelt read the speech de
livered by President Taft,, at tho con
servation congress In St. Paul. When
ho had finished it he remarked that
"he Ws very much intereste'd in what
the president had said, but that ho
desired to pass no comment.
Gilford Plnchot is much perturbed
over tho alleged attempt to discredit
him and his followers on their con
servation theories. The understand
ing here is that a big fight Is on be
tween the adherents of state and fed
eral control of natural resources. Be
fore the end of tho congress James
J. Hill is expected to make a 9peech
favoring the state end of tho argu
ment. Of course Mr. Roosevelt will
oppose this. His Ideas wero set forth
in (several speeches on his trip. The
new nationalism holds that tho gov
ernment shall control all rights to
water-power sites. Tho colonel con
siders the lssuo clean-cut.
Rushes News to Rome.
Rome, Sept. 6. Tho Paris corro
epondent of the Trlbuna this mora
ine confirms the statement attributed
to the Secolo. that the Elklns-Abruzzl
negotiations have been abruptly bro
ken off. The question, it is added,
which led to this result, was that of
the relationship of tho young wom
an's parents to the members of tho
Italian court, ,
Hamilton Files Fast Mile.
Sacramento, Bopt. 6. Charles K.
Hamilton covered a mile in a mlnuto
flat with his aeroplane,- Sn this city.
When he camo down both wheels col
lapsed under him, but ho' escaped
Colonel 'Roosevelt as He Appears
When Defying His Opponents
Photo by American Pi ess Association.
This is one of the latest photographs
bis tour of fourteen states.
, Athens, Ga., Sept. C. Five negroes
were lynched in an isolated p.irt of
Clark county. A daughter of J. W.
Huff, a prominent planter, discovered
a negro in her room. She fought him
and her father camo rushing into tho
room and made a prisoner of the
negro. Neighbors arrived and the
prisoner- confessed that four othei
negroes had planned with him to en-
'W the home of the Huffs, kill tho
Kent, O., Sept. "6. Lawrence Wag
ner, 13, was accidentally shot through
tho breast and Instantly killed while
ho and six other boys wero out in the
country, using a revolver.
Marlon, O., "Sept. "C. Tnnn Ruth
Wyatt, 7, was killed and her father,
Thomas Wyatt, was seriously In
jured, when an automobile- frightened
their horse and they wero thrown
from the buggy.
Columbus, 0.,Sep't. "6. By" break
ing even with Canton In a doublo
hcador, Akron won the pennant In
tho Ohio and Pennsylvania, letguo by
one gamo. The morning gamo was
at Canton and tho afternoon gamo at
Akron. The finish of tho league was
is follows: Akron, Canton, McKces
port. East Liverpool, Newcastle,
Mansfield, Erie and Voungstown.
AS YOU LIKE IT
At Lancaster, Pa., Charlotte P. Con
stein, 6, died from lockjaw, following
Cuyahoga county Is preparing for
a centennial celebration, to bogln
Ehnor Swnin, Erio brakeman, fell
under a train at Kenton, O., and was
ground to pleceB.
FATALLY HHli 1
in rfo piMSp
i "'TTmi fc"rWwiiP was
of Colonel Roosevelt, taken while
family, rob the "house an5 "set It on
A posse was formed and started in
pursuit of tho otlier negroes. They
refused to surrender and. a running
fight followed, in'th&'courseof-which-
the negroes wero shot down and-J.
killed- Several members of the posse
were slightly wounded in the pistol
English Aviator Now Ap
pearing In United States.
Photo by American Press Association.
FLIES' ON WAGER
Plucky New York Girl Sails With
Boston, Sept. C. Something like
100,000 persons watched the bird-men
at tho Harvard aviation field. Tho
most sensational of the happenings
was the flight, as n passenger, of
Miss Mary Campbell, said to be
prominent socially in New York.
Miss Campbell wont up with Claude
Grahame-White, the English aviator,
and it Is said that she did so on a
$1,000 wager. Who made the wager
sbo would not say. A thrilling slide
for 200 feet down tho wind at tho
finish gavo both Miss Campbell and
tho spectators a shiver of terror.
Dead as a Doornail.
Tho phrase "dead as n rtoornnll"
originated In this way. Iu oarly days,
when door knockers wero common,, the
plule upon which tho knocker struck
was sometimes culled a null. In the
course of years it was struck so often
that all life was supposed -to bo
knocked out of It: therefore wliou it
becn'iie necessary to refer to anything
hopelessly llfelpss it was merely an
emphatic expression to suy that it was
"us dead us a doornail." Home Notes.
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i'AFT TALKS TO
Tells Why He Is Opposed to
IS LICENSE TO VIOLATE LAW
Cites Operation of Anti-Trust Stat
utes as Illustration of Prlnolplo In
volvedSays Congress Did Right
to Kill Amendment Providing That
No Part of Appropriation Be Used
In Prosecuting Union Men For
Boycotting Corporations or Firms.
St. Paul, Sept. C Presldsnt Taft
faced a crowd that numbered fully
25,000 people at the fair grounds.
They were generous with their signs
of approval, cheering and waving
flags whenever the president said
something which struck tholr fancy.
Tho president was blunt when he
talked about class legislation; ho
waB opposed to It.
"But there is a kind of legislation,"
he said, "to which I would refer, that
does come under tho head of vicious
class legislation, and I hope I can
make tho distinction clear between
this and what I have been describ
ing. A number of statutes have been
passed in the states against combina
tions or conspiracies to restrain
trade, to suppress competition, or to
maintain prices; and there has been
sometimes an attempt to insert in
such statutes a proviso or section ex
empting farmers or other classes
from the operation of the statutes, so
as to enable the exempt classes to
corner products and raise prices
while no other class in the commu
nity can do so. The supremo court
of the Unitpd States has held that
such a law gives undue privilege to
a particular class in the community.
creates an unjust exemption , from the
operation of a useful law, denies the
equal protection of the laws, violates
the constitution and is Invalid.
Quotes Supreme Court.
"Again, the federal anti-trust law
has been held by tho supreme court
to denounce combinations to obstruct
or restrain Interstate trade, and to
prohibit therefore illegal boycotts to
injure the interstate trado of any per
son. In the last session of congress,
in an appropriation bill, somo $200,
000 was appropriated for tho enforce
ment of the anti-trust law. To this
appropriation an amendment was
proposed providing that no part of
the $200,000 should be used in the
prosecution of workingmea engaged
In a boycott in violation of the stat
ute. That is not tho way the amend
ment read, but that was Its neces
sary effect. Tho majority of th
house, after a very heated discussion,
rejected tho amendment on the
ground that It was vicious class leg
islation. As a matter of fact, the
money thus previously appropriated
to enforce tho anti-trust law had
never been used for the prosecution
of workingmen In such a boycott, be
cause there was no occasion for such
use, and In all probability the money
now appropriated will never be used
for such a purpose. But it was tho
proper view of the majority, who
voted against the amendment, that on
principle such a class exemption or
privilege should not be declared and
approved in a statute of the govern
ment. I haven't tho slightest expec
tation that the money will ever be
used for anything but the prosecution
of corporations and business firms
engaged in combinations in restraint
of trade; but to tie the hands of the
executive ngalnst an unlawful combi
nation of workingmen or any ( other
men, if such a combination existed,
and thus make any group a privi
leged class of lawbreakers, 1b neither
justice nnr wisdom nor good states
manship." Conservation Speech Praised.
In the hotel lobbies, where tho pol
iticians congregate, tho verdict was,
"he made a great speech at tho con
servation congress." Soma went so
far as to say It was tho best speech,
the most comprehensive, the most
"straight from tho shoulder" talk that
he has ever mado. The shadow of
Mr. Roosevelt, who comes to talk to
the conservators today, did not stalk
before. Mr, Taft praised him freely,
frequently and in unstinted terms.
The first mention of tho colonel's
name brought cheers long enough
and strong enough to make tho presi
dent pause, but that was all. His
own entrance Into St. T'aul and Min
neapolis and his appearance at the
conservation congress brought fortn
npplause that surpassed that given
for the colonel.
Laughing cheerfulness throws sun
light on M tho yaths of llfe.-Rlchier.
Make New Oifer To ColiitelRail
Propose That DiscliargepeiY Be Givenjght Of Appeal
From Decision Of jTractloo Officials To State BoarB
Of Arbitration-Insist That-All Men On Strike Ex
cept Those Dischargad For Cause.Be Reinstated
Company May Balk
Columbus, O., Sept. C. Much to
the surprise and gratification of the
weary walking public the ten labor
leaders selected as a peace commit
tee by the striking carmen presented
a new proposition to the Columbus
Railway and Light company this
morning that may mean an early set
tlement of the strike that has been
in progress for six weeks.
The proposition submitted by the
strikers concedes a few Important
points, among them being a waiver
of tho closed shop and an arbitration
feature by which discharged em
ployes can carry their grievances to
the officials of the Rail-Light com
pany, and if not satisfied with the
decision can place it in the hands of
the state board of arbitration for
final settlement. This means that
the strikeis are ready to pass up
their contention for a recognition of
Th- strikers ask for reinstatement
of all men wL-o walked out in Jul;
with the exception of there who were
held by tto 3tate board of arbitr-tisn
to have been discharged for good and
The company has repeatedly an
nounced tha 50 of the strikers would
no tbe taken back unddr any circum
stances, and if this decision is ad
hered to it will undoubtedly block
the peace negotiations.
DUTY TO ATTEND FAIR
Governor Harmon Issues Statement
to People of Ohio.
Columbus, O., Sept. 6. After visit
ing the state fair Governor Harmon
Issued the following statement:
Baltimore, Sept. 6. Cardinal Gib
bons, who leaves here tomorrow to
attend tho eucharlst congress at
Montreal, declared in an interview
that much of tbe existing unrest
through the United States, which is
hampering tho progress of, the coun
try at tho present time, Is due to the
too common lack of economy by the
present generation and to the desire
for too many luxuries and extrava
gance. "The people believe," he said "that
they must have automobiles, must go
to the theaters, must have various
AN EXTRAVAGANT TASTES
AMERICAN EASY WINNEI
Philadelphia, Sept. C Al Kauf
man, tho California heavyweight who
may fight Jack Johnson In a year or
so, defeated Bill Lang, the Australian
champion, In a six-round bout at tho
Philadelphia National leaguo ball
park in tho presence of nearly 15,000
spectators, who went wild over tho
battle. Kaufman &howed that he was
"I want everyone in Ohio who can
to visit tho state fair There can bo
no trouble in getting to Columbus
and It is an easy matter to get to
the grounds. People living In the
surrounding country should not miss
it in any event. The fair standi for
something that is worth while, and
It is not only a privilege but a duty
to visit If
Despite a number of adverse con
ditions, including a rainy day, gate
receipts and grandstand admissions'
for the Ohio state fair's opening day
exceeded those of the first day of
last year by $946. The day's receipts
were $3,132. Last year the first day'a
receipts were $2,186, which was con
, KILLS LMl
Ironton, "O., 5opE "ST Accidentally
touching a live wire which was .
blown down during a storm, Fred -Clay,'
8, was instantly killed.
The Peoria (111.) bridge workers'
union has ottered a reward of $2,000
for the apprehension of the vandals;
who dynamited the plant of the Lu,
cas Bridge and Iron company.
Official returns show that A. G".
Spalding has been indorsed for Unit
ed States senator at the California
primaries to fill the vacancy cauat-d
by Senator Flint's retirement.
kinds of amusemonts and must have
many things more or less expensive,
without which their fathers and
grandfathers got along well enough
and prospered. This desire prevents
a sensiblo conservation of the peo
An entire family, consisting of
father, mother and six children, were
killed by Black Hand agents near
After keeping the secret a year
Carl Newton of Delaware and Miss
Clara Bohlcr of Marion have admit
ted 'they were married in Newport,
the heavier hitter and, though slow
In action, he outpointed Lang In four
of the six rounds. In the fourth
round ho cut Lang's nose and had
him rocking from the effect of a ter
rific right-hand blow on tho Jaw.
Lang showed a fair amount of sci
enco hut his punching lacked force,
nnd ho was all at sea when Kaufman
put on tho pressure.