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VOL. 1,1 1 1. NO. 287.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 10CU.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Japanese Again Engaged
in Assault at Port
FLEET IS ASSISTING
Northwest Defenses Objective
Sortie of Garrison is
Shanghai, Sept. 2". The general at
tack on Port Arthur which began yes
terday and in which the Japanese
fleet is cooperating was resumed this
in. .riling. The Japanese captured two
important forts on either side of Sueis
zaying. north of Port Arthur.
AIIikKm ibr Wnlrrnorkn.
Sr. Petersburg, Sept. 2'. Gen.
Stoessel reports by telegraph that on
the ninht of the iMh the garrison re
pelled two attacks of the Japanese on
the redoubt protecting the water
works. Aim lit orthviMt l-'ort.
t'hefoo, Sept. 2u. Authoritative in
formation has been received here of a
general attack upon Port Arthur by
Japanese forces which began yester
day before daybreak and continued un
til dark. All indications point to an
effort to capture certain of the north
west main forts.
I'lnil .In imncxr I ' !-.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2'. The fol
lowing dispatch was received from
K uropat kin :
"A reconnaissance made the 17th es
tablished the fact that the Japanese
position at Hantipatze is strongly held
by a brigade with guild. There was
no enemy east of Itantaipat.e but Japa
nese reinforcements arrived Sept. 1
in the vicinity of that village. Large
Japanese forces from J.iaoyang have
already crossed to the right bank of
the Taitse river."
orlir nt I'orl Arthur.
London. Sept. 2n. A dispatch from
Tokio to a news agency says:
"A strung Russian force made a sor
tie from Port Arthur on the afternoon
of S. pt. is and attacked the ltczshan
( I't seshan'.'t fort, which was recently
captured by the Japanese. Tile fight
ing lasted some hours and the Rus
sians eventually were repulsed with
hft lit lrr-liunt -mm-I.
Itilbao. Spain. Sept. ". A Russian
cruiser off ('apt St. Maria is reported
to have tired two shots at and taken
possession of a merchant vessel, sup
posed to be a British steamer.
I'aillltn to l-trrnlloii.
London, Sept. 2'i., :: a in. The news
ttiat the Russian garrison at Port Ar
thur made a sortie on Sunday in an ef
fort to recapture Ktseshan fort and
that the effort failed indicates to mili
tary observers here that the situation
at the fortress is desperate indeed.
The news of the sortie, however, is
Ktseshan fort has been the scene of
sonic of the most desperate lighting
around Port Arthur. For a long time
after the Russians 'were driven out of
it they were able to prevent the Japa
nese from occupying it. The mikado's
force seem to have finally got a foot
hold in the for:.
I ne possession ot r-tseslian lort is
vital to Geti. Stoessel. From Ktse hiil
Japanese guns command the full
sweep on the inner harbor and of
Port Arthur. It i only two miles
luw'thwcst of the city.
I ne news or a uussiaii repulse at so
it a 1 .i point is taken as an ominous
.Inpn lor on Miakl-n.
("ol. Gaedko. the correspondent of
!! Merlin Tageblaft in the far ea-.
telegraphs from Mukden, under date
ef Sept. 1!. as follows:
"The Japanese are advancing slow
ly, with a broad front, the left resting
on tin' i.iao river ami the riht on the
mountains, probably the Fushan coal
mines. 27 miles eastward. The Rus
sisn troops have recovered their s;
its. Chinese officials are suspected of
secretly aiding the Japanese."
SHOOTING AT ELECTION RIOT
One Man Fatally Wounded and Two
Policemen Cut Up.
New Orleans. La.. Sept. 2'. An af
frav resulting in the fatal wounding
of one man and the wounding of two
policemen threatened a general riot
yesterday in the Seventh ward, where
a primary election was in progress
Albert Rabasa. a ward worker, was
threatening trouble, and Policeman
Anderson pttt him under arrest. Tla
basa attacked ttie jx!ic man with a
razor and a general fight with the po
lice followed. When it was over Ra
basa had been shot ten times.
LED TO EVIL WAYS
Myrtle Randall, Elgin Girl, Who At
tempted to Blackmail D. C. .
Cook, the Publisher.
READER OF BAD LITERATURE
Threatened to Dynamite Shop and
Home Unless $500 Was
Elgin, 111.. Sept. 2u. Myrtle Randall,
the IS year-old girl who wrote letters
to David C. Cook, publisher of church
and Sunday school literature, threat
ening the blowing up of his publishing
house and home unless he sent $500
to an alleged "bunch" of men, was
ueld to the grand jury, and her indict
ment is expected.
The police and those connected with
the case on both sides believe in the
girl's written confession, and do not
suspect her of having any accomplices.
Her acts are attributed solely to the
reading of sensational literature and
vicious associations growing out of a
wayward career. The girl sat with
her mother in court yesterday and
cried when Justice Thompson order
ed her held. She was taken to Gen
eva and placed in the custody of the
Fntlirr Ik If rlriiMeil.
Herbert Randall, father of Myrtle,
who was arrested on a charge of
drunkenness and disorderly conduct
Saturday night, was released on his
own recognizance, and at once left
Elgin for Toledo. The father follows
county fairs and races around the
country, conducting stands for the
sale of candv and knickknacks.
Daniel C. Cook, who not only is
widely known among church people as
a publisher, but is one of the most
prominent Sunday school workers in
Elgin, was on the stand in court yes
terday and identified the two anony
mous letters lie had received through
the mails and the other dropped be
hind the screen door of his home at
Gifford and Division streets. Mr.
Cook regards the matter as most se
rious, and is determined to have the
law take its full course, so far as he i
WRONGED'' CONVICT IS
PROVED TO BE A CROOK
Trusty at Joliet Takes Advantage of
Friends and is Charged
Joliet. 111., Sept. 20. Joliet had one
of its idols shattered yesterday when
Luther Kny, employed by the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company, was ar
rested on a charge of defrauding a
fellow employe. Although a paroled
convict, Kny had many friends in the
town and was respected. He declared,
and his friends believed him, that he
was an innocent man. sent to Joliet as
the result of a plot instigated by a
rich Chicago banker who loved Mrs.
Kny. He did not till this openly, but
is a secret, and if received the more
credence. His attentions to a young
woman long had attracted attention.
and the town was prepared for the an
nouncement of their engagement
Instead, last night came the news
of Knv's arrest. When the fellow
employe and business men had com
puted their losses they said the man
had obtained more than $1,0(m) in a
few mouths. He was preparing to
flee, it is believed, when taken on a
warrant sworn to by Henry Arm
strong, who had lent him $"''
STORM IN INDIAN TERRITORY
Two Men Hurt. Houses Blown Down
ana irops ucsiroyca.
Mariett. I. T.. Sept. 2o. A severe
wind storm passed over this place yes
terday, tearing down several houses
and doing other damage. Thomas
Rose. IT, years old. was killed and
two men hurt, but not seriously. The
tlamaue to crops and in the farm coun
try of the immediate vicinity was con- j
FORGED CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
College Graduate. Swindler, Pieads
Guilty and Goes to Prison.
Peat rice. Neb . Sept. 2". Bruit A.
Neal. alias Olney D. Smith, the young
man Indeed in jail here a month auo
on a charge ot obtaining money under
r.ret. .,,..; looted Euiltv in the'1'1'1 Burnes estate suits
district court and was sentenced to
r.e ear in prison. A college gradu
ite. he located in Beatrice a year ago.
Since t h ii he defrauded private indi
viduals and banks e, it of about $1. ".''.
He forged his letter for membership
:n the Baptist church and moved in
the best society up to the day of his
Dutch Finances Low.
The Hague. Sept. 2". Qu en Wil
helniina in a speech reopening parlia
ment today said the finances of the
Dutch Indies and the Netherlands
Chicago Merchant Dies.
Chicago. Sept. 2". Robert S. Scott,
of the firm of Carson, Pierie, Scott
t Co., died today.
FOR MANY CRIMES
Gov. Vardaman Told Reluctance to
Convict Cotton Pickers Encour
ages Murder in Mississippi.
New Orleans, La.. Sept. 20. Be
cause negro labor is scarce on the
cotton plantations, Mississippi plant
ers will not convict negroes for mur
der or other crimes. They need them
in the fields.
Such is an explanation made to Gov.
Vardaman of the recent increase of
crime in the state. The farmers who
serve on juries, it was declared, in
variably acquit the criminals, with the
understanding that the prisoners are
to help in harvesting the crop.
This disclosure was made by judges
of the circuit courts of the state to
whom the authorities had appealed for
suggestions. Since last January 5'n
murders have been committed in Mis
sissippi. Gov. Vardaman declared that he
had been terrorized by the showing.
and that he proposes taking radical
steps to suppress the crimes, the ma
jority of which were committed by
MEXICANS SHOW ENMITY
TOWARD THEIR VISITORS
Residents of Arizona Had Crossed
Line as Guests to Participate
i:i Paso, Tex.. Sept. 2". Anti-American
sentiment at the Mexico inde
pendence celebration at Agmaprieta,
opposite Douglas, Arizona. Sunday
night resulted in a riot and only the
timely arrival of Mexican troops saved
the lives of the Americans.
The visitors had been invited to at
tend the celebration and dance. When
the speaking closed they started to
dance, when some of the lower class
Mexicans, thinking it was an attempt
to belittle their celebration, yelled
"Down with the Americans," and made
an onslaught. Pistols were drawn and
several shots were fired.
The Americans were pursued by the
mob till they reached the bouse of
Senor Cair.cn. Soldiers drove back
the mob and escorted the Americans
across the line.
Considerable bad feeling remains
and the Americans threaten to clean
out the lower element of the Mexican
town at the first opportunity.
TEN PERSONS WERE INJURED
Sleeper on Union Pacific Rolls Down
Junction City. Kans., Sept. 2't. Ten
persons were injured in the I'nion Pa
cific wreck six miles west of here yes
terday afternoon. The injured:
A. A. Johnson. Provide nee, ft. I.; may
K. X. Pejcter. l'riviil"iiM h. j.; may
Fred S. ('etilll'tl. W'linnSixket. II. I.
Frank A. 'lillson. Woonsnrkct. 11. I.
l;. C. Peck. Providence. U. I.
Ceorge Knprlc. i:nstn, Pullm:iti por
Mrs. Dr. Smith. River Point. II. I.
Mrs. A. I.. Peck, Providence. 11. I.
M. C. Kawdt ii. Pullman conductor.
George C. Raddoc. of Woonsocket.
R. I., was overcome by the fumes of
Pintsch gas while engaged in rescue
work. His condition was serious for
The last sleeper, the rear car of the
train, rolled down a 15-foot embank
ment, turning twice over in the de
scent. All the injured were in this
BEAUTY WINS A FORTUNE
. . - . - r- . . t r--1 : r.tp
miss marjone Durns. oi vrnujyu, uto
Share in $5,000,000 Estate.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Sept. 2". Miss Mar-
jorie Burns, of Chicago, chosen by Sir
Philip Burne-.Jones, the famous Eng
lish portrait painter as the most beau
tiful girl in Chicago, was made one of
liie heirs of property valued at $ r,,i .
ii. nt j,y ;, decision of Judge Smith B.
McPherson yesterday. Miss Burns
will share the money with lu r brother.
Kenn tt Burns, and her mother. Mrs.
Frances Burrs, all of Chicago. The
decision is the conclusion of legal bat
tles that have occupied the courts for
several years and is a sweeping vic
tory against Lewis C. Burues. .lames
X. Burr.es, Jr.. and their sisters in
deal severely with L. C. Burnes. pres
ident of the National Bank of Sr. Jos
eph. It is thought an appeal to the
United States court of appeal? will be
Ptomaine Poison From Chicken.
Sioux City. Iowa. Sept. 2'". Pto
maine poison in chicken has resulted
in the death of Walter Osborn of Se
ney. Iowa. His sister May and Willie
Reeves will die. it is feared. Several
others are in a serious condition. The
victims are all children.
Tibbies Mails Acceptance.
Lincoln. Xeb . Sept. 2". Thomas H.
linoies. nominee or tne peopy s par
ty for vice president today mailed his
letter of acceptance to Chairman Wil
liams of the notification committee.
Nations Hold Aloof From
Coronation of King
RUSSIA AMONG REST
Formal Crowning of Usurping
Monarch Takes Place
Belgrade. Servia. Sept. 20. With
the exception of Russia all iowers have
instructed their ministers to attend the
coronation of King Peter tomorrow.
The action of Russia has caused a
The city, which is lavishly decorated,
is filled with visitors, but there is no
great enthusiasm over the approaching
coronation of King Peter.
I'cn ConKrntuIiil loux.
(July Germany, Austria. Italy and
Rotimania have sent special messages
of congratulation. Other powers will
be represented in a merely formal
manner, and some of them, like. Great
Britain and Holland, are taking prac
tically no part in the affair.
NINE SOLDIERS HELD
FOR KILLING CORPORAL
Three Sergeants, a Trumpeter, and Pri
vates Must Answer for Death at
Warren, O., Maneuvers.
Athens. Ohio, Sept. 2b. After the
preliminary hearing of th- 12 14th
United States artillerymen, charged
with killing Corporal Charles Clark
of Warren during the military maneu
vers last month. Sergts. Lott. Snyder,
and Duffey, Trumpoter Plumb, and
Privates Barnett. Davidson. Johnstone,
Pearson and Raymond were held to
the Athens county grand jury on the
charge of manslaughter. Privates
Thuler, Calligan and Gnydos, who
were arrested on the same charge,
were dismissed and left last night for
their command at Fort Sheridan.
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS MEET
Hear Speech and Adjourn New
Hampshire Republicans Nominate.
Saratoga. X. Y., Sept. 20. The dem
ocratic, state convention to nominate
a full ticket assembled here today.
After a speech by Temporary Chair
man William B. Hornblower, adjourn
ment was taken until tomorrow.
Concord. X. II.. Sept. 20 John Mr
Lane, of Milford. was unanimously
nominated for governor by the repub
lican state convention here today.
There were no other nominations, as
all state officers except governor are
appointive. The platform adopted
praised the record ami achievements
of the national party.
BUSINESS WAS IMPORTANT
But Man Who Wanted to See the
President Was Detained.
Oyster Bay, Sept. L'u. A man giving
the name of J. E. Reeves, roughly at
tired, aged about 4n and believed to be
insane, was arrested today while mak
ing his way to Sagamore Hiil. He
was taken to Mineoia where formal
inquiry into his mental condition will
be held. He told the officer who made
the arrest he wanted to see the pres
ident on important business.
ODD FELLOWS' SESSION OPEN
Sovereign Grand Lodge Begins Con
clave in San Francisco.
San Francisco. Sept. 2''. The sov
ereign grand lodge Indep rident Order
of odd Fellow s convent d in this city
yesterday. George Hawkes of Penn
sylvania was elected to jut side as
deputy grand sire pro tm. in the ab
sence of R. E. Wright. In the after
noon there was a concert in Mechan
ics' pavilion, followed by u reception
Negroes are all Leaving.
Cairo. 111.. Sept. 2". Reports from
O'Brien's Landir.tr. Mo., where the
race trouble oecifrr"d Sunday are that
everything is quiet. Negroes in the
immediate vicinity of the trouble have
all l!d. those in the surrounding coun
try are getting o-; as fa-' as pussi-
Payment cn Friars' Lands.
Washington. Sept. 2". The first
payment of 1 2.tnitt.0iii on account of
the purchase of the friars' land in the
Philippines was today authorized by
the war department.
GIVEN A DUCKING
Pair Who Went Away With Stolen
Money Not Forgiven on Their
Sterling, 111., Sept. 2. Theft, elope
ment, return, a ducking for bride an 1
bridegroom, and then separation. Such
is the history of the romance of George
Mitchell and Mamie Stanley. 17 and
PJ years old, respectively, gypsies from
rival bands that have been in camp
here. A gilded wagon figured in their
dream of love, and to buy it the boy
took $9"0" of his fathers money. The
couple tied to southern Illinois, where
they were married. Returning, there
was a violent scene. The young peo
ple were taken to the Green river yes
terday and ducked, their parents as
sisting. Then the bride and bride
groom were made to agree lu ncefort h
not to call each other husband and
STREET CARS GO WRONG:
MANY ARE INJURED
One at St. Joseph Hits an Ice Wagon
Runaway on a Pennsyl
St. Joseph, Mo.. Sept. 2". The col
lision ot a Messanie street car with
an ice wagon at Thirteenth and Ed
mond streets yesterday was followed
by a second collision, in which a c;;r
crashed into the wreck". Eight persons
were injured, one fatally. Mrs. .1. E.
Pierponf, wife of a physician of Skid
more. Mo., in attempting to leap from
a car fell to the pavement and sus
tained a fractured skull. She died at
the Ensworth hospital. Of the passen
gers on the second car 1." were in
jured, and the motorman. T. C.
Smith, seriously. Two or three pas
sengers were rendered unconscious.
Hollidaysburg. Pa., Sept. 2". Mrs.
Ann Dolan of Xewry. this county, -was
instantly killed and four persons were
seriously injured yesterday on a run
away trolley car. A car on the Al
toona and Logan Valley line got be
yond the control of the motorman,
dashed down the steep grade in Alle
gheny street, and was precipitated
over the abutment of the Gaysport
bridge into the Juniata river.
JOHN REDMOND IN CHICAGO
Famous Irish Leader Will be Royaliy
Chicago. Sept. '.'. John Reymond,
Irish member of parliament, accom
panied by two colleagues will arrive
in Chicago this evening at i o'clock.
The Irish-Americans of Chicago have
planned a reception in their honor,
and a committee will leave Chicago
this afternoon to meet the Redmond
party at Joliet. This evening they will
be entertained at the Auditorium ho
tel. Mr. Redmond, with his wife and
daughter, will In? entertained Wednes
day at the home of Mrs. Cook, where
a reception will be given Wednesday
evening in honor of the party. Thurs
day evening Mr. Redmond and col
leagues will address the Irish-Americans
and others of Chicago at the
Auditorium. The addresses will tie
made for the purpose of awakening in
terest in the reforms advocated by
Mr. Redmond and his party in parlia
ment in behalf of Ireland.
HOUSE OF BANKER BURNED
Residence of E. J. Hueffner. at Racine,
Racine. Wis.. Sept. 2". After three
attempts supposedly by burglars the
residence- of E. J. Hueffn. r. president
of the Manufacturers' .National bank,
was destroyed by lire. The loss to the
building is SI-".."1"! and to furnituie
$!.7"'. Saturday morning two ;u
ttnipts were made to destroy the resi
dence, anil last nig lit the house
The Troops in Equador Rout Band of
Bandits and Kill Lc3der.
Guayaquil, I;'iador, Sept. 2". Gov
: nr.it. nt troops have complexly rout
ed a fore- oi" bandit-, killing their
leader and three ef tin- men. the re
mainder fleeing to the mountains. The
troops lost a captain and two soldiers
JEWS DISREGARD THE LAWS
Use Wine on Fast Day and Orthodox
Members Start a Riot,
Liiidon. Sept. i'ti. Beca'i.-e certain
social democratic .lews disregarded
the fasting injunction an. I celebrated
the day of atonement with wine ortho
dox Jews b-cair.e angered to-lay i-nd
there was serious rioting in the cast
end. which was finally quelled by the
Indicted For Wife Murder.
Charlottesville Va.. Sept. n. Tie
grand jury has indicted -Mayor J
Samuel McCue of this city fr tne
murder of his wife u:i S- pt. 1 last.
It is beliewd that tie- ra-e wiM be
continued until the October term of
FAVORS MISS HAM
Verdict lor $10,000 Against Kicli
Lumberman In Sensa
SUIT FOR BREACH PROMISE
Letters Cut Important Figure in the
Trial Appeal Will Prob
ably be Taken.
Dulutli. Minn.. Sept. 20. After be
ing out minutes, most of which was
spent in fixing the amount of dam
ages, the jury in the district court ren
dered a verdict yesterday afternoon
awarding Miss Sarah K. Ham of Du
buque $2n.eoi for breach of promise
committed by G. A. Potter, the Wis
consin lumberman. This decision was
reached after a trial which lasted one
week and brought out the most sensa
tional testimony ever heard. in Minne
sota. The closing day of the trial was
consumed entirely by argument of the
opposing attorneys and the court's i?i
st ructions to the jury. Attorney Por
ter J. Neft" for the defense occupied
the morning session and the afternoon
w::s devoted to a statement of the
plaintiffs case by Attorney Hollister.
Mr. Xeff contended that Potter's
letters were not such as a man would
indite to a girl to whom he was en
gaged. I'oltt-r Dritrn Iiihjiim-.
lie asserted that Miss Hani's infi
delity to him was such a shock to Pot
ter that he went insane and was con
fined in an asylum from 1VU to 1M7.
After he was liberated it was charged
the old affection did not return and
the thought of marriage was farth
est from his mind.
Attorney Hollister's argument was
a bitter arraignment of Potter, whom
he characterized as being worse than
a "savage wolf." alleging that lie had
taken advantage of an innocent girl
an 1 then tired of his bargain.
Judge Ensign in delivering the
charge said that the questions in
volved were whether the promise was
made, whether the plaintiff was un
married and whether defendant re
fused to marry her. Aside from that
t ho cues! ion oi' whether she was a
good or bad woman and win ther she
was under the influence of drugs when
a former settlement was made must
be left t o t lie jury.
lX-lll Is '. lfl'l'l.
Although Attorney Xoff declined to
make a statement, it is expected the
case will be appealed. It has been
stated by his representatives that Pot
ter is insolvent and that he would be
unable to pay the judgment against
him. but in some quarters he is cred
ited with being worth $150. noo. His
financial condition can not be ascer
tained legally until an attempt is made
to collect the amount of the judgment.
ONE OF THE ROCK ISLAND
BANDITS IS IDENTIFIED
Man Who Handled Engine Said to be
a Former Employe of the Road
Hiding in Chicago.
De.s Moines. Iowa, Sept. 'Ju. At the
headquarters of the Iowa division of
the 1 tiited States Express company
it was stated yesterday that an ac
curate clew has been obtained where
by the identity of one of the Rock
Island bandits is established beyond
When eyewitnesses of the hold-up
toiii how expert tile bandit was who
handled tin; throttle on the engine sus
picion was at mee directed to a dis
charged employe. His photograph
was obtained, and it was readily iden
tified by the train crew that was held
Officers :tre now on th lookout for
the in;. n. and it is believed ho is hid
ing in Cliicatro. his favorite resort.
TO FORM JAPANESE COLONY
Yokohama Business Men Locating
Site In British Columbia.
Vancouv r, B. ('.. Sejit. u. The
Japanese are planning a great farming
and industrial colony in the Canadian
northwtst. A party of business men
from Yokohama, with the lit. v. Garro
Caimriigi, Japanese. missionary in
Briiis.ii Columbia, are on their way
to Edmonton, to be gone a couple ot
months, for the purixise of locating a
site for the colony.
HILL PREDICTS A SHORT CROP
Declares Corn Will be Below Govern
Xew York'. S j.t. 2". J. J. Hill pre
dicts a short coin crop. He says if
will be a half billion bushels Jess than
the government estimate.
Farm Implement Jobber Fails.
Chicago, Sept. !;;. Ralph R. Brad
! y was y-sr!;ty apjx:nter jer-f-iver
of he W stern Supply company, IS
West Randolph street, one of th- larg-
i r-t farm implement jobbing firms in
the west. The :-.ri ion followed the fjj.
ling of a perjiion in the I'nifed States
court by creditors holding claims ag
gregating Sc.-'. Judge Kohlsaat fixed
Receiver Bradley's bonds at $l'0,0'm.
Chairman Taggart at Con
ference in Chicago
Big Fight Will Continue to be
Waged With New York
Chicago, Sejit. 2d. Chairman Tag
gart. of the national democratic com
mittee, had a busy day in Chicago yes
terday. It was perhaps one of the
busiest days the Indiana politician has
ever put in even in bis busy life, and
he left for Xew York at ."::;d o'clock
as weary as a hired man after a day's
Mr. Taggart arrived in Chicago at S
o'clock in the morning and every min
ute of every hour, even the hour that
be was supposed to give to his break
fast and ttie hour and a half reserved
for his luncheon, were fully occupied.
Only for ten minutes during the day
was he permitted to take a rest from
handshaking and talking, and that was
when he was having bis picture taken
in company with Roger C. Sullivan,
national committeeman from Illinois,
and Chairman Boeschenstein and Sec
retary Hogan of the state central com
mittee. During the- nine and a half hours
that he was in the city it was Mr.
Taggart's business to talk and hear
politics. lie proved a good listener
and he talked with enthusiasm.
Will Carry I ml In mi.
"We will carry Indiana sure." ho de
clared. "The conditions there for dem
ocratic success are excellent. In the
political game it is organization that
wins on debatable ground, and we have
an organization there that seems to
me to be perfect. We have enthusi
asm, party unity and an earnest de
sire to win. The independent ele
ment is with us. Outside of the rock
bound partisans the citizens do not like
Roosevelt nor Roosevelt ism, and we.
feet that we have the best chance in
the world to put the state in the demo
crat ic column.
"Illinois is most certainly debatable
ground. I came here for the exitresg
pur)o:;o of liuding out what the sit
uation is, and these gentlemen." re
ferring to the several hundred leaders
gathered to meet him from all parts
of the state, "tell me the outlook Ik
good. I am willing to take their word
for it. There are representatives of
every district here, from Cairo to Chi
cago, and 1 do not believe they would
have com" unless there was something
behind the movement. They are in
excellent spitits; they are hopeful.
They are shrewd. k( -en men of affairs,
and when they (ell m. the outlook is
bright I cannot doubt them. Certainly
this gathering is one of the most en
thusiastic I have ever Seen.
I. link lur I'lirty ;iiIiim.
"These people liave come from all
parts of tin- state to report on their
own particular districts, and tnev an
tell the same story of part gains and
party ent husiasm.
"In plain words, the situation In Illi
nois looks good to me, and not only
in Illinois, but throughout the country.
The ialk of party apathy is only talk.
The campaign has opened up slowly,
but the jiaco will be fast enough from
now on. As a final word for Illinois,
what, is most needed is a thorough
working organization, and I understand
Ibis is under way."
Mr. Taggart made this statement
after n Jong conference in which lead-
rs from all parts of the state took
part. They wire all of the opinion
that thre wire bright hopes for the
part throughout the slate.
Speaking of Jude parki-r. Mr.
Taggart said he thought lie would de
liver a number of addre.-ses in the cam
paign, mav follow tin- example of
Major M( Kinli y in the- campaign of
':; and i-peal: from his front, poich,"
Mr. Taggart said, "or Je- may take tins
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(pies.tioti is undecided as yet. I'very
thing is in fine i-.hao in Xew York
for a whirlwind campaign, and the
democrats will carry it to a certainty."
Mr. Taggart said if is not likely tjiat
any campaign headijuartets will bo
oj; ned in the west. but. that the. wholo
figf will be made from Xew York.
He will sp'-nd the greater part of Jii-j
own time at the headquarters, though
going to Indiana for a day or two
upon ix-casions, arid also coining Into
Illinois for conferences and going Jnto
Wisconsin and looking over the situa
Ills Allrndinirr of llrniwriila,
The meeting brought together the
largest gathering of Illinois democrat:-!
" 'ent in 'j-d on Pago Six.)