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SUITI.EMENT TO Till: MCIt'IIIIX TKIHUN1 1', TI It'KSDAV, OCT. ?, v.
UNTIEING A TWISTLD KNOTT.
WILDLR WILL WORK.
Say. H. Will Take Hold of Office of
Commissioner at a Oueinet Man
and Do Something.
HJy at Hannibal Explain Why
Truro Wat Delay In Certain
John A. Knott, of Hannibal, Is
imi: men of the Hoard of Railroad and
V-.'erohnuiia Commissioners. Ho Is
i editor rf a news-paper at Hum!
I-.. As a I'oiiimlfMoiM r Mr. Knnlt
I -is (H co:ii lishc! bo lit 1 to In a prne
i, if sy ( hat ho ha no record of
hi -vcincm to lay before the peo
i !', o he lias resorted to Vaudlvcr'
;tlt attaching tlio offV.lal record of
"ir. Hadley to detract attention from
In Ms newspaper a few dur ato
be printed an article In which. h
holds Mr. Hartley responsible for de-
ley In enforcement cf the maximum
in iht rate laws. Mr. Hadley ioke
in Hannibal a few days ago. In his
i -poech lie made allusion to Knott, but
in an Interview be most emphatically
denied the truth of statements made
t y Knott, and said, "It Is strange that
no complaint should hare been made
before the opening of the campaign If
Jivrc tvns official dereliction. The
truth of the matter Is the board of
railroad and warehouse commission
ers is an absolutely useless expense to
the people. It enjoys the confidence
find respect neither of the people or
the railroads, and unless Its efficiency
nn be increased bad better be abol-
'""d. The statement published by
Knott in bis paper of the 1-Jtn show
ing an expense account of my office
of 1 4 0,000 for the prosecution of the
tmsts I pronounce an unqualified
falsehood. This appropriation was foi
the employment of accountants and
the summoning of witnesses in the
railrosd rate litigation cases. It was
an expense made necessary by the
i..-noraree and Incompetency of the
tioara or railroad and warehouse com-miss-loners.
In the entire litigation
over railroad rates the board has been
of no assistance whatever to the
He also said that "the whole con
troversy could have been settled long
a,o in fairness to the railroads and
the people but for the unreasonable
opposition of John A. Knott"; and he
"Jude O. 1L. Spencer, representing
the Hurlinjrton road, submitted a prop
osition for the compromise cf litiga
tion by putting into effect all rates ex
cept that on live stock and in that td
establish as low a rate as existed In j
any contiguous state. The proposition
was favored by Governor Folk and
Commissioner Wightman. but, on ac
count of the opposition of Knott, set
tlement was prevented."
That ought to settle Knott He
was elected tlx years a?o liefore the
"Old Guard" went down to defeat. He
pot the same support In St. Louis and
Kansas City that Cowherd pot He
was on the "Old Guard" elate and
they pulled him through with Cowherd
VHY REPUBLICANS DEMAND HOME
RULE FOR CITIES.
Autocratic Rule by Commissioner Appointed by the Governor It Provided
for Political, Not Moral, or Civil Contiderationa.
City of St Louis Mutt Pay Any Expense Demanded by Governor' Appointee,,
or Member of Its Legislative Body Will Be Heavily Fined.
People who do not understand the
system under which St. Louis and Kan-!
isna City are governed by appointive
boards are easily misled by the posi
tion of the Democrats on "Home Rule."
Their candidate for Governor does
not meet the issue but nit-rely says
that it Is best for the cities that they
be governed from Jefferson City; that
appointees of t tie Governor are less apt
to be controlled by local Influences la
the admli.lstratinn of police, election
and excise authority. On its face thit
plea Is plausible but, as a matter of
fact, it Is used as a mere cloak for a
well concealed political purpose.
Ay man of ordinary Intelligence
will concede that no city ought to bo
required to pay expense for local ;ov
ernrnent without the light to deter
iiiino or limit such expense,, and It Is
a long uecepted principle of Demo
cratic government Hint peoplo In sep
arate municipal or political divisions
of a t-tate should be accorded the priv
ilege, of home rule a far as Much rule
can be made consistent with the gen
eral welfare of the commonwealth
This is a boasted leinocratlc doctrine
It whs berulA.-d as the doctrine of the
Missouri Demoeracy In tho state plat
form adopted In 1901. one plank of
which reads as follows:
"We declare In favor of taklnff the
police department of the large cities
of the State out of politics. We favor
tho right of the people of em h locality
of selecting their own official. We
pledge the Governor elected on this
platform to recommend to the LckU
lature as noon a practicable the en
actment of iuw whereby all munici
palities of the State shut! be accorded
tsuch a system of local self govern
ment aa la consistent with due en
foreement of the law and maintenance
of the peace and dignity of the State
The present Governor did not carry
cut this declaration of the Democratic
platform, though he was pledged to
do bo. Tho Ititslature (House Repub
lican and Senate Democratic), panted
a home rule bill, relieving the cities of
autocratic state rule and taking from
the Governor the power to upiwilnt and
control commissioners, but It did not
mil! the purposes of tho Governor and
Le vetoed it. No effort was subbo
fluently made by Democratic Hates
loeii or official to secure homo rule
for the cillis, and now the Democratic
noml.H'O for Governor openly opposes
It. Thus a dlsilnct, definite and iopu
lur promise of the Democrat lit 1901
bn been utterly repudiated, without
apology or excuhe. but for a very ap
.rent rciihon. to vlt :
TMi: AI'IOINTIViC l'.OAKnS TOM
T1'I!:J CltKATU AN i:rr;;o'nvK
JX for somebody for president, somebody for governor.
But who's the real fellow back of the somebody?
Who are you really for, when it comes right down to it?
It's YOU isn't it? Isn't it YOU?
After all's said and done, don't most of us vote for our
selves for our own interests for our own pocket-books?
And can they blame you for doing it on November 3d?
Is blind partisanship or hero-worship going to fool the
farmer into "swapping sight-unseen" when corn's 75c and wheat
a dollar and he has the secret ballot?
Vote for yourself; that's the real ticket!
And you do vote for yourself when you vote for Republican
policies and Republican conditions, Taft for the presidency,
Hadley for Governor and a Republican state ticket for Missouri.
These men are for the things that you are for: the things that
count a curb-bit in the trust-horse-mouth Honest Elections
and Good Government good times and good prices.
This is your only real platform: the way things are going,
and the way you want them to go! So, vote for YOURSELF!
Walter S. Dickey, Chairman.
PAIITY MACHINE FOR POLITICAL
Hut for that fact the promise of the
Democracy in llol would have been re
deemed. Hon. John T. Clark, of Jefferson City,
prepared for publication the r-llovlux
plain titatement of the manner in
which the great City of St. Ixmts Is
forced to fcubmit to board rule, uuder
Expense of Police Department.
As Bhown by the City Auditor an
nual rejiort. the co.t of the Police IH
part incut of the City of St. Lotila for
the fiKca! year endlni? April 13, lyox,
amounted to 11.912. 354. 40, which Is
summarized as follows:
Salaries of commlnsloners, inspector,
chief of police, BKslMaiit chief, chief of
detectives, assistant chief of detct
Ives, superintendent Kertillloti fiyMem,
captains, lieutenants, sergeants, patrol
men. detectives, etc. l..'ii;o,4'.'S.rj.
Salaries of superintendents pf ata
bles, drivers, clerks. Janitors, watch
men, etc., i:i9,4S SI.
Repairs hnd alterations of station
h.iures, tables, etc.. and building new
police depart merit headquarter and
patrol hou.e, 1129,9397.0.
Current expeiea, ITl.mi.SO: auto
mobiles, motor-cv ! i!id repair.
212 12; hoines, 2.9:;i)Ou; xHce patrol
wagon eyktem, f 2,992. IJ; U.tal, $1,912-
The tnlmlmurn number of officers
aud laen comprising the imj!Ic depart
ment, and their salaries, Is fiej by
the General AbbemMy of MisourI, aud
is us follows:
One chief of iilice, ixr annum. .$".00u
One axhUtant chief of iKilice.... 3.KW)
One chief of detectives 3 r.OO
One abhlnlant chief of detective. l.KtlU
One Inspector 2.f.()u
One secretary of the iiollce loard
(me eocretary to chief of police. 1,000
una tiuperljitendeiit llerlllllon
Twelve captains, each 2.4')J
Twelve lieutenants, each... 1.5M)
tne hundred crgent, each..., JiSu
I-lUt hundred tfty patrolmen,
Two hundred fifty probatlimary
patrolmen, each tko
Twenty five detectives, each 1.3MJ
Thirty five tun'keys, each 7X0
Kour police comtnlbsloneni, each. l.Ooo
The povemmeiit of tho police da
partmeiit is vented iu four commis
sioner appointed by the Governor,
who wl'li the Mayor, constitute the
Hoard of xi!lce. '
Thla board may Increase the nirtuber
of the police force aud their fluj'.u- In
T Tl T"a Tf T
the matter Is not subject to review by
any other power.
Section 215, Revised Statutes,
names the salaries to be paid, and the
City is powerless to name & different
amount. "The rate cf salaries herein
provided shall not be less than the
amounts atiove enumerated, and any
act of the Municipal Assembly of Fald
City tending to lower tho above scale
ha!l be null aud void." Such is the
For the fiscal year ending April 13.
1&0S, the expenses of the department,
not including salaries enumerated
above, amounted to $351.926.2S. With
hi vast expenditure of money, the
constituted authorities of St, Ixuls
City have nothing to do. Their mis
sion Is to appropriate whatever amount
the police board may determine. In
the lanKuae of the law: "It shall be
the duty of the Municipal Assembly of
said City to make the necessary at
propriutlons for the exiene of main
tenance of said police force In the
manner hereinafter provided." The
"manner" of making such appropria
tion is provided for lu pectlon C22".
and is as follows:
"It vhall 1h the duty of said board.
wlth'n thirty day after this article
hall take effect, and annually thence
forward on the 31st day of March of
each year, to prepare In writing, an
Cbtlmate of tho uin of money which
will be r.eeet-hary for each current
fiscal year, to enable them to discharge
ttie duties hereby Imposed upon them,
and to meet the rxMnse of the police
department and they shall forthwith
certify the same to the Municipal As
setnbly of said City, who are hereby
required to set apart and appropriate
the amount o certified, payable out of
tho revenue fund of said City.
I ho said board of iKilice cotumlw-
sloners shall pass upon all claims pre
sented against them for the expenses
Incurred In the. discharge, of their
duties, a herein provided, and shall
certify by their prenldent and secre
tary, all uch claim a are entitled to
payment, am all salary rolls for sal
arles; and such claims and salary rolls.
wnen so certified, shall be duly audited
TV T JTr TT
aud paid by tho proper dlbburslng of
ficer of said City."
l!y Tlrtuo of the law of Missouri,
the Municipal Assembly of St. Louis 1
compelled to appropriate whatever
amount of money the police board de
mand. Their estimate can not be
questioned by any officer, asent or
servant of the city. The doors of the
Treasury are opened to them without
let or hindrance. An estimate mav
contain an extravacant appropriation,
but tho Municipal Assembly dare not
- "Theirs not to make reply.
Theirs not to reason why."
A fine of one thousand dollars and
disqualification to hold any office or
employment, under thw Mayor or Mu
nicipal Assembly of said city. Is 'the
penalty Imposed upon any one coa
victed Of hindering or refusing to
Ierform the duties enjoined by this de
spotic law of Missouri.
The punishment prescribed for In
terference with the enforcement of
hU law Is found iu section 6L'21, Re
vised Statutes, and Is as follows:
"Any officer or servant of the Mayor
or Munlclp.il Asembly of said City or
other persons whatsoever, who shall
forcibly resist or obstruct the exicti-
tlfM IF ,'tl f i tV-s.tri...t c.t anu- . V. ... .
vision of this article or who shall!
delay or hinder the due- enforcement
of this article by falling or tieglectlnij
to pei form the duties by this article
Imposed uimn blm. shall be liable to
a penalty of one thousand dollar for
each and every offense--and shall for
ever thereafter be dlwiuullfled from
holding or exercising any office or cm
plojment whataoever. under the Mayor
or Municipal Assembly of said City.
A city of more than seven hundred
thousand Inhabitants Is prohibited
from naming a single officer, patrol
man, or employe of Us police depart
ment, comprising; fifteen hundred men?
DlveHed of all control over that de
partment, this city Is compelled to
pay enormous salaries, esUMI died by
a State statute, and annually to dis
burse vast sums of money hi payment
of Indebtedness contracted by & police
board, aud concerning the necessity
for which the city dares not inquire.
Estimates of the police board can
not be Inquired into or Investigated
by the Mayor or Municipal Assembly,
and millions of dollars are disbursed
by this board without let or hindrance
and without any supervision by any
officer or agent of the city. Appro
priation for these estimate must be
made by the Municipal Assembly, or
the members thereof will subject
themselves to a fine of one thousand
dollars and to be forever disqualified
from holding any office or employ
ment, under the city.
St. I-ouls pay Into the State Treas
ury one-third of all the revenue re
quired to support tho State govern
ment. It maintains a splendl sys
tem of education. It has great uni
versities and colleges of law and med
icine, and Bchools to qualify men and
women for any pursuit or calling lu
life, lleiiiitif u and costly churches
are seen everywhere; magnificent
park and elegant streets and boulo
vards adorn the city. It maintains a
fire deportment and a hospital service
unsurpassed for efficiency. In all the
qualification essential to the govern
ment of a grent city the people of St.
!ul are unsurpassed by any city on
the face of the earth. Ily every con
sideration of fair dealing they should
not be subjected to the deep humllla
turn of m deHitlsu) which declares
them unfit to select a policeman. Mi
his salary, or even to buy a button for
Home rule or local self government
is not denied SL Ixiul tiecHuxe of any
Incapacity of Its people to govern
themselves. It Is denied to them sole
ly because the pollen department I a
valuable political asset. Tho old
Guard of the m-mocratlc party which
Is again trying to get control of the
State government will never consent
to a surrender of this asset, that has
so efficiently assbtcd them In tho past.
Their candidate for Governor de
clares unhesitatingly SKHlnst hotim
rule, and this mean It INDEFINITE
POSTPONEMENT In U.e event of bis
A against the opositlou of the
Old Guard or the Old Gang, the Re
publican party stands a a solid pha
lani in favor of home rule or hical
self government for the great cities.
It present to the electorate of Mis
aouri, as Its candidate for Governor, a
plftcd young American, who dares to
do rlKht, and In the doing of righteous
things ha won admiration throughout
The Riving of home rule and honest
election to the great cltle of his
adopted State win be the crowning
glory of the administration of Herbert
3. Hadley a Governor of Mlssoutl.
The Republican party bat la George
O. Keyaoni, candidate) for the S'
liuls Court of Appeal, a man who by
eiperlcnce at. J long practice I thor
oughly qualified for the portion. His
Democrat to opponent should not be
permitted to Win by Republican votes
with tuch an acceptable Republican
candidate CU the tli.kt't.
Mr. Hadley mild, In hit speech at
Hannibal, that If the Hoard of Hall
rnud and Warehouse Commissioner
cannot be made more serviceable to
the people thsn It ha been under
leinociHtio administration, It had bel
ter be abolished. He dM not say,
however, that tho Hoard canuot be
made aervlceable. Ills experience
wlih this Hoard In handling suit In
which Its cooperation was necessary
has not been very satisfactory. He
ha found trouble on account of neg
lect and Inefficiency on the part of the
Mr. Wightman, the Republican mem
ber, being lu the minority, cannot ac
complish much. In fact, he Is power
less without co-operation of the two
V. V. Wilder, the Republican nomi
nee for member of this Hoard, was
a.sked what ho think of its useful
ness, and he replied, without hesita
tion, that it can be made a most use
ful and effective department of the
State government Said he:
"If I am elected a member of the
Hoard Iwlll have a Republican, Mr.
Wightman, who is now a member, to
co-operate with me, and we will be in
control. We will undertake to make
the Hoard what It wa Intended to be
when It was created. I aball address
myself to the work involved as a busi
ness nian. not as a politician, and I
will see that the shipper Gets a fair
deal, and that the railroads arc treated
fairly. I will use business methods,
snd attend to the affair of the Hoard
the same as I would attend to the
business Interest of any other Hoard
for which I mlfht be responsible.
"As I look at It, tho Hoard stand
between tho railroads and the ship
pers and the State. The railroad
niinit be treated fairly, aud they must
treat the shippers and the State fair
ly. There should be no prejudiced
policy on the part of the Hoard.
"When I took hold cf the offlrv of
State Auditor I undertook to follow
the law closely, and to see that the
State and every one having business
with that office was treated fairly
that a square deal, nothing more, noth
ing less, was accorded in every trans
action. I have succeeded, by f.!!ow
Ine that ollcy, in saving money to lit
State, and in pleasing citizens ami of
ficials having business with that of
fice. If I am elected by the people 1
will be a representative of the pcpi,
on the Hoard of Railroad and Ware
house Commissioners, and will attend
to their Interest as I have done In
the office, of Auditor.
"At the late meet Ins; of the county
clerks of the State I wa told by a
number of them who are Democrat
that they will find It hard to vote
against me. becmt they heartily ap
prove my a Imlnlst ration as Auditor.
County clerk have much business
with the Auditor- office and are com
Mr. Wilder Is a successful tmslr.o
man successful la handling; busln.-
and public matters. He was nomi
nated by Republicans because of hW
good record aa a public oltlcl.il and
as a business man, i,d Us well c.
t.-iMphed Integrity. He can bo trust d
to do the fair thing In any rclnion.
public or private. If he I elected h
and Mr. Wightman, being RepuMjemis,
will have to be responsible to th peo
ple for the management of the IPeiTd.
They will make It a useful and poten
tlal arm of the State government
While there are many good reason.
aMie from jx)lltical considerations,
why the Democratic nominee should
be retired from the Hoard, there is
no really good reason why Mr. Wilder
should not be elected. He has con.
ducted the affairs of the Auditor's of
fice successfully and admirably, mak
ing a splendid record; and his ex
perience In that office specially quali
fies him for good service ax a member
of the Hoard of Railroad and Ware
Elect Republicans to Congress.
It Is urgently necearr. from
standpoint of the publlo Interest
elect Mr. Taft, and a Republican Con
grew which w 111 upMrt him; and
they seek election on platform which
aiH-clf'.cally pledges the party alike in
it executive branches, lo continue aud
develop the mIUUs which tnivo been
Hot merely professed but acted Upon
during these seven )crs. These i
Icle can be successfully curried
through only by the hearty cooper.
Hon of the President and the Con
gress In both Its branche. and it I
therefore peculiarly important that
there should obtuln urh harmony be
tween the til . Prvsld. ut Rooscvult.
The Democrat are now using every
possible menus for d"CeivltiK tho ieo.
ple about the attitude of Herbert H.
Hadley on Important slate Unties. Vn
scrupulous rascals have circulated
slanderous snd false circulars anion
temperance and Chtiiitlan poople.
iH.n't be deceived.
Don't be deceived. The nnemv
exhausted every resource to prejudice)
mo pcopia airutnst Hadley and the
state ticket Watch out now fr print
ed matter full of lies and false state
ments. They can't beat Hadley by honest
methods. He ha won over all opposi
tion of tho enemy, whose only hope
now i in printed matter, Utter and
other fake method of deceit Tl
fight now Is under covr, not in tho
open. Don't be deceived.
Home rule for th
denied by tho Democrat In order that
parduan boards may control city poli
ties and tl.ii prevent Republican
from controlling tho SUt. No ether
consideration In. moved the poll
tliisns of the I en,.s-i stlc party t
deny the three bi cities the rlht ot