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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. XO. 11.
THE AllGUS. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 30. 1908.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN MACK SHOWS WHY ROCKEFELLER AND CAR
JOHN D. AN
FOR TAFT WITH ttUONS
Chairman Mack Exposes Underlying Considerations
of Out and Out Attitude of the Great
Trust leaders of the World.
ENORMOUS CAMPAIGN FUNDS ARE POURED OUT
IN HIS ELEMENT.
Thrown Into the Last Days of the Fight to Accom-j
plish Bryan's Defeat in Defiance
of the Popular Will.
New York, Oct. 30. Charges were
made today by Norman E. Mack, chair
man of the democratic national com
mittee that the declaration of John D.
Rockefeller for Taft for president was
the result of a deal between the re
publican national committee and the
Standard Oil interests whereby Na
tional Chairman Hitchcock received
large campaign contributions and
Rockefeller the promise.
Mack said undoubtedly the $29,000,
000 fine of the Standard Oil company
wouUL.be fixed up in the event of Taft's
election, as part of the bargain. Mack
Jut an Everybody Exprvtetl.
"The Standard company has landed
where everybody knew it would land.
Rockefeller held back for a bargain.
Mr. Taft because on comparing him
personally with Mr. Bryan, his chief
opponent, I find the balance of fitness
and temperament entirely on his side.
The election of Mr. Taft will, I believe,
make for law and order and stability
of business. He is not a man. I judge,
to adventure wiih rash experiments or
to impede a return to prosperity by
advocating1 measures subversive of in
"The question of candidates seems to
me peculiarly a personal one m this
campaign, as the leading orators on
both sides have net succeeded in draw
ing party lines, as based on platform,
with any great clearness. I do, how
ever, support tne general repumican
position on the tariff and the currency.
I have always been a republican.
"I feel the more impelled to answer
WHERE COERCION SCHEME
CAUSES BIG BOOMERANG
JAIL AND SHOOTS
What a Glorious Time He Has Had.
ana got wnat ne wantea. his aeciara- thig on because it cannot be said i
tion for Taft is good f or-at-lefrW074fl adminUtratiofrhas In '
uoo votes in tne aouotiui states. 1 can
not speculate on the exact amount the
republican national committee receiv
ed from Rockefeller, but one can rest
assured that both received their price,
Hitchcock getting the money and Rock
efeller the promise which suggests the
question whether Taft is with Rocke
feller or with Roosevelt.
Bis TraNtn for Taft.
"We now have the oil trust and the
steel trust lined up side by side work
ing lor Taft's candidacy. Carnegie's;
statement yesterday on his arrival
from Europe, that the election of Bry
an would be a national tragedy, is not
only shocking, but should arouse the
Indignation of all fair minded citi
zens of the country, regardless of party
affiliations.' Carnegie. I am reliably in
formed, is not even a voter in this
country. Carnegie has amassed a large
fortune as the result, in part at least,
of republican policies, special privi
leges and robber tariff, which Bryan
and every true democrat condemns as
so odious and oppressive as to demand
immediate reform. Hence the election
of Bryan is denounced by carnegie as
Campaign Fund of 93,000,000.
Mack declared he had learned the re
publican national committee nacl a
fund of $3,000,000, and that of this sum
2,000,000 is being used for the pur
pose of coercion and bribery. The na
tional chairman said further that $200,
000 of the republican campaign fund
had been sent Into Indiana, and that
more than that sum had been sent into
Rockefeller Declare for Taft.
New York, Oct. 30. John D. Rocke
feller, president of the Standard Oil
company, gave out an interview yes
terday telling why he intended to vote
for Taft for president. He said :
"It seems to me at this time, when
the. question Is put directly to any
American citizen which candidate he
will support by his vote for the presi
dency, he should be manly enough to
answer it just as directly. I therefore
say that I expect to cast my vote for
William H. Taft.
"If for no other reason, I suppor:
any way whatever favored the special
interest to which my life has been de
mo from publishing my opinion and do
ing what I consider my duty as a citi
zen." Carnegie. Too, Atsninxt Bryan.
New York, Oct. SO. "It .would be a
national calamity to elect Bryan," de
! AID TAFT IS SPECIF!
LLY SET FORTH
Kingston, Tenn., Oct. 30. A mob of
30 masked men attacked the Roane
county jail early today, and killed
George Cook, held on the charge of
murdering John King. It is presumed
the mob intended to hang Cook, as
it had a rope in its possession, but
when his cell was reached he offered
resistance and produced a razor. He
cut one man of the mob. whereupon
(he invaders quickly shot Cook dead.
BRYAN AT TOLEDO
HITS BIG TRUSTS
Tells Why Rockefeller and Carnegie
Are Flatfooted for
Sharpies Separator Works
at West Chester Reaps
Its Own Reward.
BLUFF PROVES BUSTER
Farmers Cancel Orders So Fast
. That Institution Trem
IS NO SURPRISE TO HIM
Greeted by Immense Crowds Parker
Presides at Syracuse.
30 Bryan, on the
Toledo, Ohio, Oct
rnnrlnriine Astv of his raninriicn in
Ohio, is devoting his attention to John cvent of Bryan's election to the presi-
Chicago, 111., Oct. 20. Ever since
President P. M. Sharpies of the Shar
pies Separator works of West Chester,
Pa., announced some days ago that
he would close down his plant in the
event of Bryan's election, the orders
of t!ie plaut have fallen to such a low
degree that Sharpies now. in order
to avoid going into bankruptcy, has
cut the pay of his workmen.
He found that the farmers of the
country who are supporting Bryan are
countermanding their orders to such
an extent thi.t the cancellations threat
ened to ruin his business.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, which is
iiipporting Taft, in commending oi the
reduction of wages at the Sharpies
plant, at. West Chester, Pa., said in a
special news telegram yesterday from
its own correspondent at that place:
. Startling; Counterpart.
"The recent threat of President P.
M. Sharpies of the Sharpies Separator
works, to close down his plant in the
D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie,
both of. whom are quoted in the morning-
democratic candidate, in his first
speech at Napoleon, bitterly denounc
ed" both Rockefeller and Carnegie.
The former, he said, was favoring Taft
because Taft was in sympathy with
the trusts, and as to Carnegie, he de
clared it was the steel trust that went
Chicago, Oct. SO. In their anxiety
to create an immense slush fund for
clared Andrew Carnegie, who returned corruption purposes on the day of elec
to New York yesterday on the White 'tlon remiblican campaign managers
fare assessing corporations in defiance
or tne law, wnicu lorouis uie giving
contributions by corporations for
Star lfne steamship Adriatic
It is my opinion," said Mr.
negie, "that the election 01 sir. uryan
would mean a great tragedy to the campaign purposes.
country. He would have tne appoint- pne democratic national committee
ment of certain justices of the supreme nas been given a copy of a letter that
court. This means that for z years beinc sent to corporations under tae
the supreme court would be marked by 'direction of Chairman Hitchcock and
his appointments. The senate might , tne members of the republican na-
be made practically helpless in several tional committee. It is the boldest
ways. It seems to me that the people ( attempt at "hold-up" in the presiden
should be asking of each other: 'Shall
man a demagogue like Bryan ap
point our judges? Should they be ap
pointed by a man who has taken up
nearly every cause, to lay it down
again should it not fill his sails?' "
Napoleon, Ohio, Oct. 30. William J,
tial contest and; Indicates the desper
ate character of campaign that the
republican party is waging.
The letter in question, which is
written on the stationery of the re
publican national committee, was for
warded to the Chicago Telephone Sup
ply company at Elkhart. Ind. The
cratic campaign committee had , in
herited $300,000 .from the old commit
tee. - Despite emphatic denials from
Chairman Mack in all tne press asso
ciations, President Roodevelt repeated
the Hearst slander and has never
made correction of his," error,, though
specifically requested to' do so. Then
there is the deliberate falsehood which
attributes to Mr. Bryan the remark
that union labor mem are "a lot of
beggars." On an equality with this
canard is the story that. Mr,' Bryan
charged the Catholic Wpmen's league
of Chicago an excessive' sum for his
lecture "The Prince of Peace." The', to the White house to get permission
injustice of this last charge prompted
the officials of the. league to give pub
lic denial through the Chicago press
of this widely circulated story. Volun
tarily and without solicitation, Mrs.
T. J. Webb, the treasurer of the Cath-
BRITISH LABOR LEADER
INDULGES BAD BREAK
Bryan gave out a statement here today, j Indiana concern resented this charac
c6mmenting upon1 the declaration of j ter of "hat passing" in a stinging
John D. Rockefeller made in New York reply. A copy of the letter seeking
yesterday that he would vote for Taft. j corporation contributions in violation
Bryan said he was not surprised at the of the federal law, which is being
declarations of Rockefeller, as the distributed by the republican national
Standard Oil company and the repub-j committee, is given herewith: .
lican party had been so closely related" "You want Mr. Taft elected and you
that many of their interests are iden-'want Mr. Sherman elected. You are
tical. la public spirited and patriotic citizen
and you believe that it is to the, in
terest of our country that they, should
succeed. You also know that - they
cannot be -elected without an organi
zation whose purpose it is to get them
London, Oct. 30. John Burns, labor every vote that is available and that
leader and resident of the loont ernv-iit takes money to eet halls and sneak-
ernment board, drew. down, upon hisers, maintain headquarters, print liier-
head anathemas of the labontes when ature, pay rauroau tare tor speaKers,
in the house of commons . yesterday ' and buy postage stamps, etc. We
he intimated that the main disadvan- have not received your -contribution
tages under which. the British unem- Won't you please send it promptly
ployed labored as compared to the un- and be as liberal as you can? Our
employed in America was that the task is large and . everyone must lift
Britons drank more than their trans- k all he can."
Atlantic confreres. - I Herewith is the answer to the above
letter, which; is signed by the presi-
ARRIVES IN PORT
Thrilling Experience of Passengers
on Lachenbach While at
LABOR LEADERS' PETITION IS
v DENIED UNTIL AFTER ELECTION
, Washington, Oct 30. Notwithstand
ing the efforts of the labor leaders to
have the question decided before the
general , elections, Justice Wright in
the district supreme court today post
poned untiTNov. 10 consideration of
the case of Samuel Gompers and other
members of the . Federation of Labor
who are charged with contempt of
court. ' - v, .:
Gompers today announced he is send
dent of the Chicago Telephone Supply
-Replying to your letter of the 2Cth
inst., since, we are competitive manu
ifacturers and do not encounter the
tariff at any noint that it does not
ing out for distribution among the injure us, we are. for selfish reasons,
peopie tnrougnout me opposed to the success of your can-
ARE SAFE AT SAN JUAN
from the president to absorb its rival,
"and the steel tiUEt is today support
ing Taft as it helped to secure his
The statements, were repeated here,
where in the ball park Bryan spoke to
olic Women's league has brought to a great gathering. In the course of
Chairman Mack's attention this denial the day Bryan will make speeches at
story, which is given Bowling Green, Findlay, Fremont. San-
San Juan, Porto Rico, Oct. 30. The
steamer S. V. Luckenbach, from New
York to San Juan, arrived here last
night with a fire in its hold still burn
ing. All the passengers and crew are
well. The fire was discovered the
morning of Oct. 2G, when the vessel
was 580 miles south of Sandy Hook.
The passengers were at once awakened
and small boats brought out and pro
visioned and were ready to lower
away in case it should become neces
sary to abandon the steamer.
of this false
Report has been circulated, I
informed, in many Catholic centers in
the United States to the effect that
William Jennings Bryan came to Chi
cago early last spring and delivered
his celebrated lecture entitled "The
rriuce of Peace" under the auspices
of the Catholic Women's league of
this city, which organization was at
the time engaged In a special effort
to raise a large sum for the' benefit
of the day- nurseries supported by it.
and which are located in the throe sub
divisions of the city, and this report
goes on to say that on that occasion
Mr. Bryan Charged our league a sum
largely in excess of his ordinary
charge for the lecture, on account of
the great success of the occasion.
The attention ,pf some of the officers
of the league' was called to this report
yesterday, and the president, Mrs.
George P. Vosbrink, 5047 Grand boule
vard, and the chairman of the press
committee, Mrs. Charles Trainor, 905
East Seventy-second street, requested
me as treasurer of . the fund being
raised upon the occasion referred to,
to state the facts connected with tha
transaction a a matter of-justice to
"As treasurer o the fund raised on
the occasion referred to, I am entirely
familiar with the facts. The lecture
was a very successful event, and the
amount raised for the fund in question
dusky, Belleview and Lorain, winding
am ! up witn a mass meeting .tonight at
' 1 ,
Bryan and Porker.
Syracuse, N. Y.. Oct. 30. Having de
livered in this city last night his last
speech of the campaign in the Empire
stated William J. Bryan is now speed
ing westward, and today makes an
other invasion of Ohio, the home of
his republican opponent.
The Bryan special arrived here ear
ly last evening and found a big crowd
on hand to welcome the candidate. In
response to the demand of many pres
ent. Mr. Bryan stopped on the station
platform long enough to shake hands
with several hundred persons who
crowded about him. He was then hur
ried away for the two addresses sched
uled for the evening. The principal
gathering was at Wietlng opera house.
where Judge Alton B. Parker also
spoke. Judge Parker lauded Mr. Bry
an in, a speech which contained also
much of criticism for Mr. Taft and
Governor Hughes. !
Parkrr Pralnea Bryan.
"It gives me pleasure," he said, "to
come here tonight, especially because
I am permitted to advocate for a little
time the cause of one who Was ideals,
lofty character and exalted patriotism
the democratic standard bearer for
The great crowd cheered itself hoarse
dency. finds its counterpart in an order
he issued today, in which he slashed
big chunks out of the remuneration of
frohr2r0 To 350 SIHlled workmen, who,
as he recently assured the public, were
all republicans with Jhe exception of
three. It cuts their pay from 10 to 20
"No cut was made in the wages of
the unskilled laborers, of whom there
are about 300 now at work, although
there are hints that It will reach them
also later on. They now receive from
$1.12 to $1.25 per day.
Driven to Bryan.
"It is claimed that Mr. Sharpies,
through this action, has driven his em
ployes into the Bryan camp. The an
nouncement of this premature cut In
wages, with the admission that it im
plies, has astounded the leaders of both
political parties here."
OF KING EDWARD
New York, Oct. 30. The Associated
Press is investigating the rumor that
King Edward has met with a serious
cccident. No reliable information on
the subject has- been received.
Newmarket, England, Oct 30.
There is no truth in the rumor that
King Edward was injured while dining
tonight with Sir Earnest Cassel. 1
was $3,300. Mr. Bryan made a'special when he had eluded bute to
country a special issue of the Ameri
can Federationist, containing articles
defining labor's attitude in the present
political campaign. Gompers today also
sent telegrams to practically every la
bor organization in the country urging
his followers "to redoubled activity
and alertness to stand true to the great
cause of human freedom involved in
thig campaign." ' '
didates. There are other reasons why
we are anxious for democratic suc
cess, but think. perhaps a republican
.mind is more, capable of appreciating
selfish motives than any other, kind."
- " 1
All kinds of false stories have been
circulated - in ' this campaign against
journey from New York city express
ly to keep the appointment, and at
the close of the meeting Informed the
committee having the lecture In charge
that he desired to donate his services
jto the philanthropy in the interest of
wntcn tne meeting was neld
rpu -rst -i j t . , v V) UK'U IUC IHCTCTUUK QS II fill. fit? CYCIl
The steamer Philadelphia soon sight-u.. t . ..
ed the plight of the Luckenbach and ; "IT" V " !
ed as convoy until the ' Luckenbach
Judge Parker arrived at the opera
house ahead of Mr. Bryan, whose first
engagement was at the city hall, where
he spoke to an immense throng. Both
there and at the opera house Mr. Bry
an received a rousing welcome.
In his principal remarks Mr. Bryan
called attention to the fact that the
Driven From Cnblnx.
The heat and smoke from the fire
forced the passengers to withdraw
from the cabins to temporary cots.
Eating tables were placed on the prom
enade deck for thein. The passengers
behaved well, and they adopted resolu-
Chicago and return. The ladies of the' campaign now was drawing to a close
league were so impressed with Mr. and that the republicans were resort
Bryan's generosity in this matter and,in5 to threats of a panic in case he
appreciated so highly : the valuable ! sho,1,d bc elected. He referred to . the
service which he thus rendered to the presence in the'eity of Mr. Taft and
object which they had in. view, that, expressed wonder that Mr. Taft had
at tne next meeting following the lec- not oeen ante. to stave on tho panic
tnre the executive board unanimously f 197. when he was in, Mr. Rooae
Al-LA . . . I .) onKinnl. '
ujiclicu iue nevreiiirj 10 cummumcaie 1 -ftumci.
with Mr. Bryan 'and to express the
HEARST READS FEW
MORE OIL LETTERS
New York, Oct. 30. William R.
Hearst unpacked last night more let
ters written by John D. Archbold of
the Standard Oil company to two na
tional legislators, the late ex-Senator
William J. Sewell ofNew Jersey and
Congressman John J. Gardner of tha
same state. The letters opposed labor
legislation, and Mr. Hearst read them
at a meeting in Cooper Union, organ
ized by the independence party for la
bor men. There were enough men of
Cooper Union regulars to pack the halL
Hearst said the workingmen never
got anything out of either the demo
cratic or republican party. He one
was a member of the congress com.
inlttee on labor and he knew what h
was talking about.'
The Hearst, papers took tions congratulatine Cantcin McLean
, the tnitiative declaring that the demo- and the crew upon their brace conduct, the service thus generously bestowed." 'plause whenTTn discussing the guaran-
ty of bank deposits- as provided for in
the Denver platform, he quoted, In .
refutation of Mr. Taft's statement that
the guaranty of deposits would weaken
the national, banking system, an ex
cerpt from a United States consular
report, as follows:
"The well known thrift of the Ger
man people has its foundation on facts.
(Continued on Pago Two.)