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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO.. 9.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28. 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE tWO CENTS. ;
ABANDON ARGUMENT FOR
COERCION IN CAMPAIGN
TAFT HEN IN GRAND EFFORT
OUR ROYALTY TEDDY THE FIRST
IN WD UP J NEW YORK
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INDIAN WAR OVER
KILL 40 YAQUIS
Bryan's Charge as to
Change of Republican
Policy in Election.
DEMOCRATS HAVE WON
Standard Bearer Journeys Up
New York State to Troy
Kern in Indiana.
El Paso. Texas. Oct. 2S. News rpach
ed here today from, various sources
ihat a battle between Papago and Ya
qui Indian? had taken place north of
Altar Sonora, and that 40 Yaquis were
killed. According to the reports, the
Mexican government armed the Papa
gos, who lured the Yaquis into am
bush and slaughtered them.
Hastings. N. Y., Oct. 28. Bryan here
today charged that the republicans had
abandoned argument "and now attempt
to win this election by the use of the
campaign funds the source of which
they refuse to disclose. They are try
ing to win the election by coercion,
threatening employes the loss of em
ployment If the democrats win, and
threatening the business world with a
panic if the republicans are not suc
cessful." '' ..
Bryan's audience was largely made
up of railroad men.
Cherrlair Crovrdn Kverytvbrre.
Poughkeepsie. N. Y., Oct. 28. The
Up state tour of Bryan today, despite
the tain, attracted immense cheering
crowds, couspicuous for the number
of workingmen among them. He ev
erywhere assailed the republican party
for. as he claims, having no plan fo"
relief from financial panic and busi
ness. In his speech here, Bryan re
ferring to the president's endorsement
of Taft, said that "the president seems
to And it necessary to endorse his ap
pointee over and over again. If the
endorsement is soua,"' once should be
enough." ; .
.- Presidential 4H-claW I'aM.
'.Hastings on Hudson, N. Y.. Oct. 28.
A shower of Taft campaign buttons
rained among the crowd which had
assembled here. to hear William J.
Bryan speak today. The Bryan train
had just come to a halt as the Taft
special whizzed by on its way from
Troy to New York city. Taft was iti
a stateroom but several members of
his party were on the rear platform
of his car and besides surprising the
crowd with buttons gave a lusty yell
,for the Ohioan.-
.' Bryan Good Matured, an taual.
Bryan quickly saw the identity ot
the train and waved his hand in an
swer to the salutation aud also threw
a broad smile at the disappearing
Bryaa la Confident.
New York. Oct. 28. Bryan
is on another swing up state
through Tarrytown, Ossining and half
a dozen other towns and cities to Al
bany and Schenectady before he reach
es Troy, where he will address a big
mass meeting tonight.
"What do you think of the signs? '
the candidate was asked just before
leaving the city.
"I think the signs are improving all
"Do you expect to carry New York
"I certainly do, and expect to carry
the entire middle west as well as some
eastern states. We will have enough.
and more. Nebraska is sure; so
think Is Ohio."
Bryan' Buay Day.
New York, Oct. 28. Winding up his
remarkable campaign in and about
Greater New York, William Jennings
. Bryan was whirled 115 miles by auto
mobile . in Manhattan and Brooklyn
during the day and night, and made
eight speeches between the hours of G
and 12 o'clock last night. In New
York, he was accompanied by Tammany
Leader Charles F. Murphy. Arriving
at Brooklyn bridge, he was met by
Senator Patrick H. McCarren, the dem
ocratic leader of Kings county. Lieu
tenant Governor Lewis Stnyvesant
Chanler's campaign for governor coin
cided with Mr. Bryan's Itinerary both
lb Manhattan and Brooklyn, and while
he pleaded for loyal support of the na
tional ticket,; Mr. Bryan urged votes
for the state 'candidates from governor
NEW OUTRAGE V
IN SCHOOL FRAT
Los Angeles Boys Branded with
Irons During Initiation Into
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 28. Despite
the fact that fraternities are barred
from high school, their existence has
been learned through the branding
and probable disfigurement for life of
Edgar Lusk and Frank Ritchey, stu
dents at' the lx)s Angeles high.
The boys were taken out for inltfa
tion by members of a secret society,
tied together with wire. Their hair
was shorn and as a finality the boys
were branded on the forehead with
the Greek letters Kappa Delta.
The boys made no protest, but the
parents took the case up with th-
school authorities. They say the lads
will always bear the imprint of the
down, aud for . the democratic .nom
inees for congress.
Mr. Bryan made 18 speeches during
the loupr and tiring duy, -and every
where he went plowing at times
through mud and rain in a rush to keep
1ns many engagements he was greet
ed by some of the largest and most en
thusiastic audiences of his country
Krru Mrlkt-M Hard Attala.
Hartford City. Ind., Oct. 28. Kern
reached here from Fort Wayne at
this morning. He spoke to a big crowd
in the court house square. He dwelt
at length on the tariff issue, chargin
to protection the growth of monopo
lies and the accumulation of great
wealth in the hands of the few. He
referred to a speech made by Senator
La Follette in the senate last March,
in which that gentleman declared 100
men are in control of the commercial
and financial destiny of the country,
and supplemented that statement by
the assertion that 14 men today have
absolute domination of all the railroads
of the country.
IS RELEASED ON
St. Petersburg, Oct. 28. Nicholas
Tschaikovsky, an aged Russian patriot
who has been imprisoned for nearly a
year, was released this afternoon. The
fund gubscribed in England to cover
the bail demanded by the Russian gov
ernment for his release was deposited
In the Imperial bank today.
Nicholas Tschaikovsky was the first
leader in the reform movement of Rus
sia and was known as the "Father of
the Russia revolution." He was ar
rested on the Russian frontier Nov.
23, 1D07, and at once confined to the
fortress of SS. Peter and Paul. There
were no specific charges against him
Tschaiwovsky was well known in the
United ) States and .England, having
resided' in each country for long peri
ods. His arrest aroused nroiests from
both Geat Britain and the United
States and petitions signed by many
prominent men for his release were
sent to Russia from London anJ New
York. It is chiefly on account of these
efforts that the prisoner was fiuaily
set at liberty today.
Candidate's Day Sees
TO ECLIPSE BRYAN
Turn on Search Liqhts,
Burn Red Fire and Pa
that more than
WIFE JEERS RIVAL
Gets Husband's Affinity at Disadvan
tage and is Unmerciful.
PLEADS BEHIND THE BARS
TIES UP ALL FUNDS OF
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 28. The Cen
tral Trust company of New York, trus
tee for the bondholders of the Cleve
land Railway company, today filed a
suit in the federal court praying that
a receiver be appointed for the Muni
cipal Traction company now operating
the lines f the former corporation In
this city. . Judge Taylor issued a tem-
Jporary order tying up all funds held by
may be necessary for the payment of
Had Been Trailed About the Country
for a Period of Two
VV. C.T. U. WHACKS
- Denver, - Oct. ..; 28. The Natlotyi
Woman's "Christian Temperance unlo
convention today adopted with practl
cnl unanimity a resolution commend
ing the efforts of churches to defeat
the reelection of Joseph Oj Cannon
as-i member of congress "because of
his per8l3tent opposition to many re
fbfm measures which have been pro
posed by intelligent bodies.", The
resolution s was Introduced - by Mrs.
Marv E. Kuhl, president of the Illinois
W. C. T.'LV i I
Kausas City, Mo.. Oct. 28. In the
corridor of the woman's department of
the county jail Mrs. Randa Johnson,
from Chicago, stopped before a cell.
Blanche Bobka was within. Mrs.
Johnson's face was flushed with ex
citement and in her eye was triumph.
But she took her time. She lifted
her frklrts as women do when crossing
a filthy street, a movement to express
disgust. She touched the gloved tip
of her fingers of her right hand
against a bar of the cell and peared in.
I'ieadn for Merry.
"How do you like it?" she asked.
The answer came in broken, pleading-
sentences: "Don't, don't prosecute
me. Go away. Please go away."
Mrs. Johnson smiled. With her
black picture hat, brown tailor-made
gown and complacent dignity she
made a'striking picture.
"Dear me!" she murmured sweetly.
"I've spent too much money to quit
In another cell in the jail Henry T.
Johnson, her husband, who was chef
in a Chicago restaurant where Mrs.
Johnson was the cashier, was waiting
his turn to be interviewed. Blanche
Bobka was the "affinity" in the case.
For two years after Johuson eloped
with the "affinity" the wife trailed
him. Yesterday was her day of tri
umph. . "
Womanlike, the abandoned wife had
Wept first. But when she came to
gloat oveY the "affinity" she looked
the best. She had traced the pair of
elopers from Chicago to Omaha, De
troit. Buffalo aud places in Michigan.
But each time her money gave out be
fore she had found them, and each
lime she had to return to the cashier'?
desk in the Chicago cafe. Then -slu'
heard that the prey was in Kansas
City. Promptly she . came here anl
appeared at the office of the prosecut
ing attorney. To him she told her
story. The police did the rest.
Why Ohio is More Than Apt to
Lined Up For
G. 0. P. RANKS ARE
Hitchcock, Brownsville, Foraker and
"Brother Charley" in the
97,000 in 1900 and
two-thirds are men.
In other sections of the state the
Foraker-Browusville disturbance is not
Tfe'it at all. in the northern and north
western parts, for illustration, and
through the historic western reserve.
nl Miuei-M ARUinat Taft.
Among the coal miners in the Hock
ing valley, iu such centers as Nelsou
ville, Straitsville, Shawnee, and over
in the Lexington .district, the voters
are opposed to Mr. Taft on general
principles. .They dislike him on ac
count of -his injunctions against laborj
iuat reeling -also exists in Akron,
Springfield. Hamilton and Newark,
widely separated towns, but all popu
lated largely by workers. In such
places Mr. Taft is simply distrusted.
The voters are sullen. They have not.
as has been done all through Indiana,
adopted resolutions pledging them
selves to vote for Bryan, but they in
tend to do it. just the fame.
In other counties, where the vote ?s
close, and the bosses of both political
parties cater to the liquor iniluence.
RENTian( v-'th it the liberal element, the re
publicans want to see the whole ticket
beaten, national, state and legislative,
because Governor Harris let the tem
perance Question get into politics.
Do not be surprised if Ohio five years
hence should have what is known as
"state-wide prohibition." as distinguish-
Columbus. Ohio. Oct. 28. What im
pressed oue most in the trip through '
Ohio is the infinites variety of reasons
given by voters for rallying to Mr. I
Bryan. It seems that every county has 1
New York. Oct. 28. This is Taft's
day in Greater New York. After a
day's series of speeches in citle.s aud
towns along the Hudson river, the can
didate will return to New York to be
the central figure in the biggest; re
publican day of the present campaign,
in the metropolis. Taft's train was
due to reach New York about noon,
and from that time until midnight or
later almost every moment of the can
didate's time had been assigned for
meetings in various parts of the city.
Will Mnkr Show. Anfwujf. -
All preparations have been made to
make tonight's Taft demonstration the
real climax of the republican campaigu.
Fifth avenue will outshine Broadway
when the great parade of republican
clubs moves down the thoroughfare.
From Fifty-ninth street to Fifteenth
street the avenue will be ablaze with
light from searchlights and red fire il
luminations yof the clubs and private,
buildings. Fifty bands of music will
give a martial air to the big demon
stration. At Madison Square Garden
where Taft. Governor Hughes and oth
ers expect to speak. General Horace
Porter will be the presiding officer.
Taft'-s voice plainly showed in his
early speeches today the 4ruiu in
which it has been subjected and a
Bethune street, where he -spoke for
seven minutes, he was twice inter
rupted by Ots of coughing. He- ap
pealed for support for the republican
ticket to the end that returning pros
, perity may continue to return. "Wa
i have had a panic, a period of depres
sion," he said, "but it did not reach
west of the Mississippi river, for I
have been there and they did . .not
know about it." "Farmers are pros
perous," he said, "and all that is re
o.uireu for prosperity to be general is
for those in control of capital to invest.
Aprnl t Capital.
"Now those of you who are in con
trol of capital to invest or if you had
control of capital, which party would
you prefer in power to bring you ade-
ed from local option. The temperance
people swept everything: before them 1
at local option elections held in morei1uate return on that capital?
than one-third of the counties. Those
victories, inspiring and encouraging as
they have been to many temperance
MONEY STILL COMING
TO DEMOCRATIC FUND
Chicago. Oct. 28. Campaign contri
butions aggregating $3,933, received on
Oct. 27 in sums of $100 and over, were
announced at democratic headquarters
today. ...... .
a reason of its own for being against iworke do not al lead-
cio. luej uie prepauii now ior oiu-
In certain cities, such as Cincinnati,
Columbus, Dayton aud Xenia, where
the negro vote Is strong, the landslide
to Bryan and Kern can be traced back
to Senator Foraker and the Browns
ville affair. It may as well be under
stood now as after the election that
Foraker is a "bad Injun." He is "off
the reservation," and the negro voters
are with him. Also, it should be un
derstood thaf Ohio has a negro popula
tion of at least 115,000 today it was
Russ.ANTUMAjsmsEss.oN REAL LABOR LEADERS' POSITION UNMISTAKABLE;
INFLUENCES OVER THOSE DESERTING FOR TAFT
Progiessive Work on Big Reforms
St. Petersburg, Oct 28. The Rus
sian parliament reopened today for
the r.utumn session, which promises to
be the most fruitful since the reestab
llshment of the duma. A number of
important reforms, which were in the
committee stage in the preceding ses
sion, are now ready for immediate con
sideration in the lower house; others i
Drinking is not confined to demo
crats in this state, any more than it is
elsewhere. The spread of local option
has amazed republicans. Many of the
party leaders, especially in southern
Ohio, are heavily interested in some
branch of the liquor traffic.
Julius Fleischmann. former mayor of
Cincinnati, as an example, has made
millions from the sale of yeast, a by
product of distilleries.
'Scores of other rich republicans are
interested in one way or another in I
breweries, etc., aud among these arc .Senator Dick
many men who want to see the entire
republican ticket beaten this fall. Their
business interests are threatened.
Elsewhere in the state the feeling
Would you prefer a party that for
10 years past has shown you the
greatest prosperity the world has ever
seen, or the party whose leader has
been proposing economic reforms for
the past 12 years only to abandon
them one after another, who today be
lieves in the free coinage of silver.
Indulge B Buncombe. -''
"Yet thaf leader for three presideu
tial campaign advocated it as a pana
cea ior all our ills." Taft said : the
president has power uuder the stat
utes to practically put the country ou
a silver basis and asked if the man
with capital to invest would not hesi
tate before investing his money if such
a candidate were elected.
Chicago, Oct. 28. The republican
papers announced Sunday with more
or less display that W. D. Ryan, secre
tary of the United . Mine' Workers,
would support Judge - Taft for the
presidency. There are something like
a half dozen labor leaders of promi-
are far advanced and since the dan- nence who have . turned their backs
- . t- i.i . r' 1. '.fti.i It
gers threatening their predecessors
have now been fully dissipated, the
legislators can attack their task with
the certainty of carrying it to success
ful completion. .
The duma will be occupied for a
long time with the discussion of the
budget. .v. .
Priority Will be given to two meas
ures connected with the agrarian prob
on President Qompers, John Alttchell
and other officials of the American
Federation of Labor, in their, decision
to support a democratic national
ticket. The repudiation of the cause
of labor-by these trusted representa
tives of that organization has given
much comfort to republicans, but this
desertion of a great cause has had
the eff ec of . - making workingmen
lem. namelv the law nermittine thfl . ore "Ii(l ia the support of Mr. Bryan,
dissolution of commune and the trans-1 Tho men in high places who have
fer of lands to individual ownership, deserted tue cause of labor-have been
which was proclaimed as a lemporarv
measure In the Interval between the
first and second dumas, and reform of
the local courts among the peasantry.
Geld Medal to Americans.
London, Oct. 28. The British Aero
club 'iias awarded its gold medal to
Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio, for
their remarkable achievements.
approached in different ways. The
president has captured some with of
fice, and othets with flattery, while
trust interests have enlisted their
share. 'Mr-; Ryan of the United Mine
Workers has an heir on the payroll
of congress, who holds his position
by reason of the Appointive power of
Speaker . Joseph G. Cannon, the arch
enemy of labor, and who more -than
any other man Is responsible for the
defeat of labor's legislative program.
Every month Mr. Ryan's son draws
a fat check from the federal govern
ment as an employe in the postoffice
bureau of the house of . representa
tives. The defeat of 'Speaker Cannon
and the election of a democratic house
would mean the removal of the son
of the secretary of the United Mine
Workers, from the federal payroll.
Naturally Mr. Ryan is in. favor of the
election oOjudge Taft," Speaker Can
non and the ! other avowed enemies
of labor who hold high places In the
republican party. -.
But a man whose heart is against
the people who give him power ha9
little influence. Mr. Ryan 'sought the
nomination for ' congress in th'
Twenty-first Illinois district, a district
in which there - are 10,000 members
of the organization of which he i3 sec
retary, and yet they refused to intrust
him with a congressional nomination
Mr. Taft's following in nnion labor
circles Is largely of the Ryan type.
and Is "flxed." -
;: Limb the Sbermaa ScaadaU '
:Hon. John E. Lamb, vice chairman
of the democratic executive committee,
who is in charge of western headquar
ters, voiced a growing demand yes
terday for the retirement of James S.
Sherman as the republican vice presi
dential candidate by reason of the
laud deafscandal in which his name
is involved. - -
Mr,: Lamb said, in speaking of this
matter: , - 1
"The skeleton story published yes
terday morning in the Chicago news
papers, vwhich is printed in full in the
Xe' York World of yesterday, is the
most startling xposure of the cam
paign, and if James S. Sherman- had
any sense of propriety he would cer
tainly withdraw himself from the pub
lic gaze, j It has been suspected by
the country for several years and has
been charged by the New York Sun
and other republican newspapers, that
James Schoolcraft Sherman was hold
ing office for selfish . purposes only.
This charge is now. made absolutely
certaiD by record evidence. :;
"While a member of congress he
enters into a corrupt deal not ouly
a? a stockholder," but as a director of
a corporation which is organized for
the purpose of plundering the people
against Frank H. Hitchcock is a strong.011 tne wal1
Nobody knows this bet
ter than Dick and his friends, and ever
since Congressman Burton of Cleve
land allowed his friends to discuss him
as a possible successor to Senator For
aker. Dick has seen tne handwritimr
I nn tha YY'afl 'PVia filantinn sf , i r4
factor. It can .Only
one word hatred.
The friends of Arthur I. Vorys, man
be described byirom tne non-hern part of the state
would mean Dick's retirement.
Thus dissension spreads in the re--
ager of Mr. Taffe preliminary cam- j publican ranks, and meanwhile . the
paign, are bitter in the extreme. They J democrats, with no factional quarrels
will never forgive Mr. Taft for bavins; . to 6U,It th Part'. are confident of
forsaken his trusted lieutenant, a man. success-
who stood by him when he needed J
friends, and raised a department clerk :
to the position of chairman of the re-j
publican national committee. I
- Do not underestimate the importance '
of Vorys' friends in this campaign.'
They are legion and they are dis-j
The northern part of Ohio is the spe
cial preserve of Senator Charles Dick,
for years Hostile to Mr. Taft. It is con
ceded in all sections that Senator For
aker is out of politics. He would be
beaten overwhelmingly if he became
a candidate for another term.
BUTTS IN AGAIN;
OUT A LETTEtl
Cant-Ira V. Taft Scared.
W ThSirloo T Toft wnuM ULn in en..!
i ofw X t,icess OI Tatt and the governors
New Yoit. Oct. 28. President
Roosevelt hai sent to C. B. Wolffratp,
editor oi the New York - Herald, v a
letter praising W. H. Taft, and Gov-
Jernor Hghes' and predicting the sac-
It' would look like too mfich5!,?V7he.le"?r.n,ade P"bUC
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Taft especially at this time. But two
years from now things would be differ
ent Then "Brother Charles might be
an available candidate. -
. here today.
- Sugar Changes.
New York,- Oct. 28. All grades ;of
refined -sugar were reduced 10 cents
That would mean the retirement of per hundred today.
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