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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTJRNAEMAY ,27, 1912
Judge Thompson's Reply to
Took - Senatorial Question Up
Seren Weeks Ago.
YOTE AS THE PEOPLE SAY
Legislators Should Elect Sen
ator as per Instruction.
Other Replies to Query Sent
Out hy GoTernor.
Tn Vita nlv to OovemOr StubbS
nn.rv Q t n-hfthpr he will join the
United States senatorial candidates in
a request that all candidates ror inc
i.giisitii Riin n statement pledging
themselves to vote for the candidates
receiving the most votes at tne pri
mary. Judge W. H. Thompson 01 ir
.- .m Vi fovprnor one bet
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ter. The judge is a candidate for tne
Democratic nomination for Curtis
- . t . j i in rrnlv to tne
Stubbs telegram that he had taken this
matter up wnn me 1V.
dates for the legislature more than
i. arrn Pnrther. that he
wants the Democratic candidates to
m tna (ar
pledge themselves w vm
didate receiving the most votes at the
August primary regardless of politics,
so that the people indeed may rule.
Judge Thompson asks Stubbs if he
would be willing to endorse this brand
new plan of people rule.
The Thompson idea embraces the
possibility of a Democratic legislature
enate receiving the most votes at the
primary. Then tne ueraocraa .il
1 niHrpit to vote lor the
Republican candidate because he re-
celved tne largest, uui ----people.
And in case of a Republican
legislature and a Democrat high vote
on senator at the primary, the Repub
licans must vote for the Democrat who
had the heaviest endorsement of the
people; - , .
Either one of these complex condi
tions may result from the senatorial
primary. The Republicans have two
candidates and the Democrats three.
A walkover for one Democrat and an
ven break among the three Demo
may put the Republican legislature
in the hole, or more likely still, an
even break between the three Demo
crats and a large majority for one of
the Republicans would put the Demo
cratic legislature in the hole.
Judge Thompson, in his reply to the
Stnbbs proposal to go on record as
favoring the election of United States
senator in Kansas this year by direct
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vote m t" " t " - ,.
lative endorsement a mere formality,
is as follows:
Hon. W. R. Stubbs, Topeka, Kansas.
My Dear Governor Answering your
night lettergram of the 25th, will say,
I had already, more than seven weeks
ago, taken up the matter of requesting
all Democratic candidates for the leg
islature to sign "statement No. 1."
pledging themselves to vote for that
candidate for United States senator
receiving the highest number of votes
regardless of political affiliations, in a
circular letter dated April 4, 1912, con
taining the following statement:
"Permit me to suggest, that to se
cure the full benefit of our new modi
fied Oregon plan in the senatorial
fight this fall, the Democrats must re
quire each Democratic candidate for
state representative and senator to
subscribe to 'statement No. 1' (see
Chap. 1S2, laws 1911) on his nomina
tion papers, providing that he shall
support the senatorial candidate, re
gardless of politics, receiving the high
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est popular vote at the November elec
tion This will force the Republican
candidates to do likewise, or cause
their defeat." ,
This certainly makes clear that
should I be the Democratic candidate
I am perfectly willing to abide by the
decision of the people, and that I am
anxious that no oversight or mistake
shall deny the people of Kansas the
privilege of naming the next United
Since you have raided the question,
permit me to ask, if you should be the
. u ... v, vmv are
Republican canumaie w.i ,
also willing to do likewise, regardless
whether or not. me iuuiuara
the legislature sign and file public
slatements pledging themselves vote
for the candidate receiving the highest
Very respectfully. THOMPSON.
Following is the text of the telegram
Stubbs sent to au senaiuwai
"With a view to giving the people of
Kansas an opportunity to have an ef
fective direct vote for the election of
United States senators this year, I am
asking all candidates for the United
States senate in this state, without re
gard to party.- to join me in a request
to all canaiaaies iur ui oic
ture both in the house and in the
to sien and file public state
ments pledging themselves that they
will, if elected to tne legislature, oie
for ' that candidate for the United
States senate, who receives the largest
number of votes in the entire state at
the coming November election, regard
less of his political affiliations.
"W. R. STUBBS."
The law provides that a candidate for
the legislature may declare himself as
willing to carry out the will of the peo
ple in the matter of the nomination
and election of U. S. senator, but that
he is not compelled to do so.
Governor Stubbs has heard from all
of the senatorial candidates of ' both
parties in regard to his proposition ex
cept Senator Curtis.
T. Is. Bond. Democrat, says: "On
March 29, 1912. I began urging Demo
cratic candidates for the legislature to
sign, circulate, and file statement No.
1. A true Democrat believes in the rule
of the people. The voters of Kansas
should determine who should represent
them In the United States senate."
Hugh L. Farrelley, Democrat, says:
"I am pleased with your message:
have been advising legislative candi
dates for months to pledge themselves
to vote for man whom the people in
dorse for senator; have favored this
method for twenty years. Glad to have
you join me in this request."
All the candidates for the legislature
from both parties in Shawnee county,
except N. B. Burge, who is a candidate
for the state senate, are willing to ac
cept the verdict of the people.
IS SHOT 100 TIMES.
A Negro Is Lynched In Tennessee for
the Usual Crime.
Nashville, Tenn.. May 27. Jake
Samuels, a negro, charged with crim
inally assaulting Mrs. Walter Ramsey,
wife of a Robertson county farmer,
Saturday night, was taken from offi
cers earl Sunda:' morning by a mob
and riddled with bullets.
Ramsey left his wife and two small
children at home alone Saturday night
to go la Orlinda. one mile away, for
provisions. On tha way he met the
Knowing that Mrs. Ramsey was
alone, it is surmised, the negro went
directly .o the Ramsey home and at
tacked Mrs. Ramsey. She was drag
ged fro mher bed into the yard and
when th-j negro flad, she walked half
a mile to give the alarm.
Having been arrosted and identified
as the assailant, Samuels was taken
from th officers, carried into a field
and sho. a hundred times.
WHY HE FAILED
Holland Reriews Morgan Sinis
ter Record In Persia.
Financially His Work There
Was a Success.
DID HIS WORK TOO WELL
Aroused Jealousies of Great
Britain and Russia.
What He Has Done in South
New York, May 27. A few days be
fore Morgan Shuster, in the spring of
last year sailed for Persia to under
take the financial reorganisation of the
kingdom one of the great financiers of
this country said: "It is a colossal
task that Mr. Shuster has undertaken.
If there were no political complications
his work would be easier. The chances
are that the better his work as a
financial reconstructor the more likely
he is to arouse dangerous political op
position. But he can be assured of
one thing: If he shows in Persia that
he is competent to deal with the finan
cial chaos there and to bring order
out of confusion he will have abundan.
opportunities for important financial
association in the United States should
foreign politics compel him to abandon
his work there."
Mr. Shuster must have known that
careful scrutiny was given by financial
leaders, both of this country and of
Europe, to the plans which he formu
lated for the refinancing of Persia. This
scrutiny was not to his disadvantage.
Although he failed to accomplish what
he had undertaken to do in Persia, our
own financiers understood that the fail
ure was not a financial one, but was
due entirely to the jealousies of other
nations, probably Great Britain and
The official announcement made last
week that Mr. Shuster was speedily
to go to South America as a represen
tative of th-s National City bank of it
self is to be accepted as recognition of
the constructive financial ability which
he showed when In Persia. The oppor
tunity was magnificent, and although
he failed in Persia he has gained in
the United States probably more than
he lost when he was in service in Per
sia as the treasurer general of the
Mr. Shuster's visit to South America,
which will certainly be of a year's dur
ation and possibly will be longer, Is
of consequence from another than a
personal point of view. The visit rep
resents the determination of some of
the leading financial authorities of the
United States to take advantage of
some of the opportunities which Soutl-
America offers. The intimate business
friends of Mr. James Stlllnmn, former
ly president of the National City bank,
and now chairman of the board, have
long known that he regards South
America as offering greater opportuni
ties to the capital of the United State
than can be found in any other coun
try. He is reported to be of the opin
ion that these opportunities will not be
realized by any sudden or hustling
methods. To obtain the confidence and
the trade of the greater republics of
South America, Involves, probably, at
least ten years' training by the repre
sentatives of America capital. They
must learn to speak the language. Thej
must become familiar with the busi
ness as well as the social customs ol
the people. They must learn the art
of very high courtesy and politeness
and they must know- how to possess
their soul in patience. -
Banks In South America.
Another factor of the problem is one
which involves the establishment of
banking institutions controlled by Uni
ted States capital in the more im
portant South American cities. The
late William R. Grace, who establish
ed the leading American house which
has commercial relations with South
America, a house which now operates
a large fleet of steamers between this
country and South America, used tc
say that our business with South
America would be very greatly facili
tated if there were established Jn the
larger cities banks controlled by Uni
ted States capital. These would facili
tate the buying of foreign exchange
They would steady prices of exchange.
They would furnish commercial accom
modations to the merchants and to the
farmers of South America.
Presumably it is with intent to
learn where and how American bank
ing facilities may best be established
in South America that Mr. Shuster is
about to spend at least a year on that
continent as a representative of the
National City bank. Presumably, also,
the certainty of the opening of the
Panama canal to navigation in about
two years' time and the knowledge
that the canal will carry a very great
European commerce, as well as that
of the United States, have had some
thing to do with the departure of Mr.
Shuster upon this highly important
All Over the World.
Mr.Shuster's business in South Amer
ica is in line with the great advances
which American capital has been
making in all parts of the world. In
this sense we have become a real
world power. This morning informa
tion was received on very high auth
ority that Willard Dickerman Straight
has received within the past four or
five months-several offers from lead
ing banking interests, both national
and private. If he were to accept any
one of them he would be sure of not
only a large yearly income, but, in
addition, in case he were to associate
himself with private bankers, of tak
ing his proportionate share in the
profits. He has not as yet accepted
any of these offers for he regards the
work which he is now doing in China
as an obligation which must be kept
until the work is finished. Although
only thirty-two years of age he is now
the representative in China for what
is called the American group. That
is a syndicate of financiers of this
country who are prepared to invest
many millions in China both in the
way of railway construction and also
in agricultural, industrial and mineral
undertakings. This group represents
financial co-operation between the
private banking houses of J. P. Mor
gan & Co. and Kuhn, Loeb & Co., to
gether with the First National bank
and the National City bank. This is
the group which is to receive the
American participation in the great
loan to China which is' now under
Within the next year or two it will
probably be made known that many
millions of American capital have
been invested both in national and in
corporation undertakings of an in
dustrial nature in Russia. This is ex
clusive of the great industry already
established there by the International
Harvester company and by one of the
American electric companies.
"Vice President Kllborne of the Na
tional City bank is now in Russia for
the purpose of careful investigation
into certain propositions which have
been made by Russia ,T his may mean
that within the course of a year or so
the National City bank group will be
found financing some very large pro
positions in Russia.
Very likely before the summer is
ended the official announcement will
be made that the National City bank
group has contracted to finance the
construction of the railroad which it
is now planned to build from Madrid
Spain, to the boundary line of France
approaching that boundary by means
of a tunnel under the Pyrenees
mountains. This railway proposition
is sponsored so far as scientific fea
tures are concerned by one of the
leading American engineers, Jno. F.
Stevens, formerly the consulting en
gineer for the Panama canal. The ad
venture of American capital In Spain,
if it be made, will involve about sixty
Sir William Van Home, with
American capital. Is continuing his In
vestment in Cuban railway and agri
cultural propositions. In the past
year Sir William Van Home's com
pany cleared and prepared for culti
vation a very large tract of land in
eastern Cuba. This was planted to
sugar cane. Today information was
received from Cuba that the har
vest recently garnered shows a net
profit of two hundred and fifty thou
For nearly a year the United States
has been financing some of the needs
of Germany and there have been re
cent indications that these transac
tions from having been merely tem
porary, as was said when they began,
will be continued for some time to
come. There are intimations that
some of the surplus money capital
which has sought investment through
the Chicago banks is now being sent
to Germany. HOLLAND.
TO FREE PRISONERS.
Parole Board Will Meet at leaven -worth
Leavenworth, Kan., May 27. Chair
man Ladow of the board of paroles of
federal prisons has announced he will
convene the board here this week. Ap
plications of two hundred prisoners for
parole," among 'hem ten members of
the "bar-Jeers' colony" will be taken up.
The bankers who-e applications will
be considered are: Paul C. Gall, M.
P. Emerich, O. F. Cochran and N. R.
Marker, Indianapolis: G. H. Osborne,
Columbus, Ohio; Will F. Wood, San
Antonio, Texas: Jesse Gierahow-ski,
Pittsburg, Pa.; C. E. Billingsley, Guth
rie, Okla.; W. R. Allen and E. T. Cook,
LORIMER WILL FIGHT.
His Son TJeclares the Senator Will Not
Chicago, May 27. William Ldrimer,
jr.. son of United States Senator Lori-
mer says his father will not give up
his seat in the senate without a strug
gle. Denial of a rumor.that Senator Lori-
mer's resignation had been taken back
to Washington by Vice President Sher
man also was made by Mr. Lorimer, jr.
Senator Lorimer personally an
nounced that he would go to Washing
ton wltnin two or three days if his
physical condition becomes no worse.
Willis The old pioneers were wonderfu'
fellows! Gillis Tes. Just think of men
founding cities without an advertising
agent or even a slogan! Judge. -
WHEN LOYALTY IS DUE
Colonel Rooseveit Discusses His Rela
tions to the Republican Party.
New York May 27. "This campaign
has been a fight by the rank and file
against the bosses. It is we progres
sives who are the real Republicans,
because it is we who are standing
along with the rank and file. The pop
ular primaries have shown that the
Republican voters do not want anyone
else to govern them; they want to gov.
ern themselves," is the opening para
graph of an editorial by Theodore
Roosevelt, which appears In the cur
rent issue of The Outlook.
"The party is not made up of the
bosses or the party workers alone; It s
made up of all the voters of the party,"
the editorial says.
"Every party has to have Its leaders.
The true party leader is the man who
tries to lead and not drive the voters,
and to put into effect their deliberate
Judgment. He has the right and duty
to go before the voters and try to per
suade them, but he has no right, by
trickery or violence, to try to impose
his own will upon them against theirs.
The man who tries to impose his will
upon the voters, who tries to do things
against the will of the voters he is a
"In this campaign we have shown
that whenever the people have a
chance to express themselves they
have no use for bosses. Even states,
including Ohio, have allowed the voters
of the party to express their wishes.
Out of 324 delegates elected at these
primaries, the most that Mr. Taf t
could secure with the help of party or
ganization and patronage, and with
the bosses on his side, amounts only
"The only state where Mr. Taft has
secured his real victories are the states
where the party is in the control, not
of the people, but of the bosses. That
shows clearly on which side in this is
sue Mr. Taft stands.
"That shows that this is a straight
issue between the bosses on the one
side, ant? the people on the other side.
"When, in the face of that fact, Mr.
Taft says in spita of this vote that he
expects the Chicago convention to be
under the control of the 'friends of
constitutional government, it is clear
ly evident what h? means by such
'friends.' All that this means is that
the convention which will make the
presidential nomination would have to
defy thw will of the voters. It would
have to override tho people's will.
"Those, who want special privilege
very wel! know who their friends are.
They are glad tir make alliance with
the bosses. This is what they mean
when they talk about being 'friends of
constitutional government.' The way
to break the powjr of special privilege
is to break the power of the boss on
whom it depends.
"It has been said by my opponents
that what I am standing tor is 'treason
to the party.' When they speak of the
party they mean the bosses and their
understrappers who have so often
manipulated the rarty machinery. I
decline to recognize the bosses as em
bodying in their own persons the par
ty. I recognize the rank and file as
making up the party and it is to them
that my loyalty in due.
"When I say, therefore, that no Re
publican is called upon to surrender to
the irresponsible action of party boss
es, I am showing my loyalty to the
people. No loyalty is due to the bosses
who defy or disregard the will of the
people. The only loyalty I acknowl
edge is ioyalty to the rank and file,
loyalty o the people."
HONOR THE VETERANS
Services in Their Honor Held in Many
The old soldiers of the Civil war
were honored at many of the Topeka
churches Sunday. Ministers recount
ed deeds of patriotism and paid the
veterans a high tribute for their valor.
A large number rf veterans were
present at the Walnut Grove M. E.
church to hear the Rev. N. K. Miller,
commander of Topeka post, No. 71.
"It cost not only a war and great
sacrifice io perpetuate the nation, but
it cost, self restraint," he said. "No
nation continues to enjoy liberty that
is not characterized by self restraint.
Many nations have made heroic ef
forts for freedom and because of a
lack of self restraint have failed to
permanently establish their freedom.
"The nations of the world were
astonished when the soldiers of the
Civil war returned from their successes
on the battlefield and engaged in the
peaceful pursuits of life- and . a love
of home and the highest good of the
Members of Blue post. No. 250. G.
A. R.. and the Women's Relief Corps
attended the Kansas Avenue M. E.
church in body. They were welcomed
by the pupils of the Sunday school
who formed two lines from the church
door into the street and sang America
as the veterans and their wives passed
between the lines. The Rev. J. W.
Waldron preached t special sermon to
the old soldiers ' and was presented
with a parchment making him a near
comrade by .J. W. , Prlddy, represent
ing the Blue post.
Dr. Charles M. Sheldon preached a
special sermon for the old soldiers
Sunday morning at the Central Con
gregational church. He spoke on
The Rev. O. T. Deever spoke on
"Two Patriotisms" at the First United
Brethren church. He .illustrated with
flags. One flag bore the "Stars and
Stripes" and the other the inscription
"In This Sign I Conquer."
Special services were conducted at
the Euclid . Avenue M. E. church; at
the Westminster. Presbyterian church
by the Rev. Ralph Ward; at a union
meeting of the churches of Oakland
by the Rev. J. H.- Fazel; at the Cen
tral Park Christian church by the
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Blue Basket Weave which
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and priced on a basis that
guarantees a saving of $5
to $10 to every customer.
Phenomenal values at
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Rev. Ralph C. Harding; at the Unitar
ian church by the Rev. J. H. Jones,
and at the Seward Avenue M. E.
church by the Rev. A. S. Clark.
Keynote of Doctor Estey's Sermon to
High School Graduates.
"Let your ambition in life be to help
humanity." This advice was given to
81 seniors of the high school Sunday
night at the First Presbyterian church
the students who will receive their
"sheepskins" at the Auditorium next
"Mastery of one's self first; then
comes the power to serve," continued
the speaker. "He who seeks physical
comfort, becomes a soft weakling.
There is a certain inevitable relation
between softness of the physical life
and weakness of moral fibre. Aus
terity and self-denial in the physical
life are linked together with strength
and ruggedness of character.
"Don't seek the honey of flattery and
praise. Nothing more certainly saps
manliness than an insatiable appetite
for applause. We smile at Nero's mon
strous greediness for praise, and smile
at the ridiculous figure he cuts when
he organizes a band of 5,000 young men
that he may be suitably cheered and
applauded when he appeared in public.
It is said that Chateaubriand always
became deaf as soon as people ceased
to talk of him and his abilities. There
are many Neroes today who make
themselves ridiculous because they
must always have a little coterie of
flatterers about them; many Chateau
briands there are who are interested
in no conversation of which they are
not the theme.
"Fly from the desire of applause as
from a pestilence. It will weaken you
infinitely. To a strong man achieve
ment is the only applause of value.
Popularity and applause are fickle and
are not always given on merit. Be too
great to depend on applause. Tie
your satisfaction to a consciousness of
work well done; do not condition It
on applause. To do so destroys ail the
strength and Independence of a man's
"Applause will produce infinite harm
to your manhood. The only applause
that is good is the consciousness of
"Wherever there is life there i3 a law
of service. Even heaven is subject is
subject to the laws of service. If the
angels were to say, 'Everyone for him
self,' it would be transferred into a
"For an able bodied man to take
more out of the world than he gives,
is a sin, and should be considered a
"Always bear in mind God and hu
manity. Go out Into life with the am
bition to help humanity. Your work
for the good of humanity will mean
sacrifice and will bring scars, but
the people will love you for it.
"Young men and women of the
class of 1912, go fearless to meet the
battle of life, but be sure it is a bat
tle for the good-, of mankind in which
ycu engage, not a mere brawl in which
you seek plunder for yourself. Brav
ado in a brawl is not the same thing
as bravery In battle. 'Our enemies are
before us,' tried the Spartans at Ther
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THE BIG SHOW HOUSE
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mopylae. And 'we are before them,'
was the answering cry of Leon Idas.
The world is before you presenting a
thousand Ills that must be slain. Sure
ly you will not be mere oamp follow
ers, nor yet deserters. Surely you
will take up the ringing soldier cry:
'We are before life as those who fight
for the good!' '
Excellent music was rendered by
the regular choir of the Church.
Many Autos Burned.
Cleveland, May 27. Over 1175.000
loss by lire was suffered by four con
cerns occupying a two-story building
on Euclid avenue nen- East Nineteenth
street today. The flames originated
from defective w'ring in a garage
where automobiles worth $360,000
were destroyed. It is expected that
$25,000 in jewelry stock will be re
covered from the ruins. ... , , .
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Change of Program Today.
"Sing Lee, the Bad Man."
Melie'fl Corned v
"All Is Fair"
C. i. P. C. Comedy
C. G. P. C. Acrobatic
"The Silvere Sisters"
'THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE"
Kooler Than Staying . Home
at Summer Prices
Daily Matinee 2:30
2 Night Shows at 8 and 9:15
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