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12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAGES NEEDS IT READ IT LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA. KANSAS, OCTOBER .23, 1912 WimvxiAY EVENING. On sale by newsboys at TW O CENTS On trains and newsstands FIVE CENTS II. B. FILLER BEAD Well Known in Kansas as Poli tician and Business Man. ilPS THE TURKS POLITICAL GOSSIPiWIIERE CASH GOES THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME. (Turkish VarmionS) By John T. McCutcheon. Crown Trince of Greece Wins Taft League In Sedgwick Coun ty Issues Circulars. How Campaign Funds Hare Been Expended This Year. Victory Near Elassona. Home in Osage City, but Death Came at Topeka. Sultan's Army Is Retreating, rCopyriKht: im2 nv John T. Mt-Cutcheon. 1 It Opposes Every Bull Moose Candidate on Ticket. Business Methods Pursued hy AH the Committees. Pursued by the Victors. TOWN AFTER TOWN CAPTURED JACKSON WILL WIN IN FOURTH ! SYSTEMATIC ADVERTISING CAME TO KANSAS IN 1869 Built Up Bis? Live Stock and Ilaneh Business. Twice in State Senate and Can didate for Governor. Hiram B. Miller, of Osage City, died at the home of his son, Clyde w .. at Sll Buchanan street, this mornins, after an illness 01 4 0 days. lie was one of the best known men in tl" state both polici cally and other wise. He serv-j 1 two terms in the state senate anl was defeated for the Republican nomination as gov J?iram B. Miller. Mr. Miller has ernor by w. j. Bailey. always been inter ested in public affairs and was a tire less worker. In fact, his persistent labor is thought to be responsible for his death at this time. He was Don. in Cuvhosra county, Ohio, in 1848 His earlv days were spent on the farm where he early came in close sympa thy with the tillers of the soil. When the war broke out he was too young to go, but as the great struggle progressed between the contending forcts of the country and the nation's life hune in the balance, he could not resist the temptation to get int.? the fray and do his part for his coun try; and so at the age of 16 years, he enlisted in Company E, Second Ohio volunteer cavalry. He was under the command of General Custer in trie third division of Sheridan's cavalry corps. He remained with his company un til the close of the war. when he re turned to his native fctate. Farrring and teaching school were his occupations for four years. It wa in 1S69 that his determination to find a greater and better field of activity led him to Topeka. He again tnrjaged as a school teacher and follow ed' this profession for two years. He then accepted a position with a com -mission firm at Florence and moved to Osage City in 1872 where he was employed by a mercantile firm. Later, he bought one-half interest in business and later, with his brother, bought the entire business. His history has been one of steady advancement. The mercantile business proved a decided success, and in two vears, tne -imr ciumcia ing in and feeding cattle This branch of their business grew so rapidly that in 1SS4 it required so mucn ot Air. mil ler's attention that he withdrew from the mercantile business and since then the stock business and farming has had his almost undivided attention. His capacity for business is indi cated by the fact that he and his V. rot hers operated over 10.000 acres of land and did it successfully. They fed and marketed more than 3,000 head of cattle each year and did it profitably. He assisted in organizing the Osage County State bank in 1896 and con tinued to be one of its stockholders. Mr. Miller and R. R- Rees, who is now con pressman from the Fifth district, were the originators of progressive railroad legislation in the Kansas legislature. These two men were the first to propose legislation for the regulation of rail Toads or to provide for reports contain imr the physical valuation of roads. Mr. Rees was a member of the house at that time. Mr. Miller was so successful and had gained such prominence as a member of the state assembly that he was induced to get into the race for governor. He was a candidate against W. J. Bailey of Atchison during the campaign of 1902 but he was defeated in the convention. He was urged to I become a candidate against W. R. j Stubbs in the campaign of 1910 but did j not enter tne race. Mr. Miller was recognized as one of the regulars in the Republican party. He was not only successful in busi ness and in promoting legislation but he was recognized as ono of the really big men of the state. Notwithstand ing his activities along those lines, he loved his home and enjoyed spending time with his family and had ;i host of friends over the state. tinue their advance. One of their He held the position at vice president ; armies has taken the town of Prish of the Miller Live Stock and Investment : tina and another is at the gates of Company at the time of his death. He: Kumanova. has lived in Topeka about three years ' An official report by the Servian at Sll Buchanan street. commander savs that the Turkish He was a member of the Masonic bodies, the Knights ot Pythias and the G. A. R. at Osage City. In fact he was one of the few who have kept the G. A. R. organization alive in Osage City for several years. The funeral will be held in the Presbyterian church in Osage City Friday and the members of the lodges will participate. His wife died several years ago. He is survived by his son Clyde W. Miller and three brothers. Dr. Henry Miller of Rossvillei M. A. Miller of CofTeyville and W. W. Miller of To reka. HEAVY FROST TODAY. As Cold ns 37 Above Fair, Weather Ahead. Warm It is another crisp, pleasant da:'. This morning the second "killing" frost of the season was recorded. The frost was so thick that one could scrape it off the vegetation which survived the first attack. The forecaster calls for fair weath-r onight and probably Thursday, witn lsing temperature tonight. The wind is blowing 14 miles an hour from the southeast. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 3 11 o clock 34 8 o'clock 41 9 o'clock 47 o'clock 0 z o CiOCK as 1 o'ciock I 2 o'clock 59 ! Xovipazar Is Taken by Servians With Heavy Losses. Invaders Are Greeted Every where With Open Arms. Athens, Oct. 23. The Greek army de feated the Turkish troops this morn' ing beyond Elassona after a vigorous attack and the Turks are now retreat ing to the town of Servia, according to a dispatch from Crown Prince Con stantine of Greece, commander-in-chief of the Greek army. The crown prince telegraphs that ths Turkish army composed of 22 battal ions of infantry and six batteries of artillery was compelled to abandon Its position and retire before the Greek onslaught. The order has been given for a gen era' pursuit. The crown prince has established hi headquarters at Khanhadjigo. Novipazar Falls. London. Oct. 23. The important Turkish town of Novlpazar, in tha district of the same name, was cap tured by the Servians today after se vere fighting, according to a news agency dispatch from Nish, Servia. The troops suffered heavy losses. , Serbians Capture P-rishtina. Belgrade, Oct. 23. As a result of yes terday's fighting the Servians gain ed command of the river banks anil marcheu on to the plain of Kossovo. where later in the day they captured Prishtina. The Turkish troops while retiring destroyed a number of cridges, but the Servian engineers suc ceeded today in restoring communica tion and supply trains now are run ning from Ristovalz on the Servian border to the front of the Servia armv. The capture of the heights near the town of Novlpazar alter stuDDorn fighting is regarded as an important success for the Servians. Details of the Servian casualties have not been given, but they are believed to have been heavy. Extraordinary scenes are witnessed in the towns and villages of old Servia when they fall Into the hands of the Servian troops. The in vaders are greeted with open arms, and tobacco and refreshments are pressed upon them by the inhabitants who place everything they possess at the disposal of the military authori ties. Terrific Fighting. Sofia, Oct. 23. Terrific fighting was in progress today along the whole Bul garian front according to official dis patches. The Bulgarian force operating airainsf Adrianotde reached Arda. a redoubt situated to the west of the Turkish stronghold. After a sharp en gagement the Turks fled in disorder, leaving 100 dead. To the north of Adrianople several advance Turkish positions have been captured by the Bulgarian after furious fighting. The Turks fled precipitately towards ad rianople, leaving many dead behind. Situation Summarized. London, Oct. 23. Bloody, porten tous battles are being fought on' every side of the Balkan peninsula today, military experts believe. While the allied " armies of Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro and Greece have, doubt less had the best of the preliminary skirmishes and continue to take small Turkish fortresses, villages and towns, it remains to be seen which side will be more successful in the main theater of war. Both Turks and Bulgarians claim to be advancing in the vicinity of Adrianople. Everything seems to indicate the Bulgarians have deployed the bulk of their main army from the Mustapha Pasha-Adrianople line to the Djum Bala-Kirk-Kilisseh line and are at tacking the Turkish front between the last named place and Adrianople while attacking the extreme Turkish right to the east of Kirk-Kilisseh. From this latter point reports have reached here of serious conflicts, the details of which, however, are with held. The Servians, who are more free with news about their operations, con troops after offering a desperate resist ance are falling back along the whole front and in their precipitate retreat are leaving behind them quantities of supplies and ammunition. Around the town of Novipazar brisk fighting has been in progress for several days and the Servians are said to have suffered severe losses. . They have captured the surrounding towns, although Novi pazar itself is holding out. Servian Successes. Most of the Servian successes have been won over mixed forces of Alban ian tribesmen and Turkish irregulars. They will not come into contact with the trained Turkish troops until they reach I'skup. Greek official reports disagree as to the situation on the Gr :ck frontier. One cf them reports heavy fighting on the road between the town of Ela-ssona and the Turkish base at the town of Servia, while another declares that the Turks are in full retreat. A simi lar state of affairs existed yesterday when the Greeks gave out that the Turks were flying and it turned out later that a big battle was going on which had not concluded when dark ness stopped it. All the armies in the field are ham pered by their wounded for although they have fairly prood hospital accom modations at their bases in most cases they have to bring the wounded to the rear in slowly moving ox carts. This is the only transport available to the Servian army in Novipazar where there are many wounded. A message received here from Con- jstantinjple by Indirect route and dated October 22 says the Turkish fleet has left a torpedo boat flotilla to carry out the blockade of the Bul garian coast. The Turkish battleships, it says, are lying at the entrance to the Bosphorus, and it is expected they are about to return to Constantinople and refit after which they will go out into the Mediterranean and engage the Greek fleet. The Greek naval forces are divided into three flotillas, one of -which as sisted in the landing of Greek troops at Kalerna on the gulf of Saloniki; another is holding Lemnos and a third is bombarding the Turkish port of Provesa. GIRL QUITS BLACK Lucile Cameron to Help Offi cers Against Johnson. Joseph Levy, Negro's Secretary, to Tell of Women. Chicago, Oct. 23. Nervous and weakened after her i collapse on tha witness stand yesterday Lucile Cam eron, the girl whose infatuation for Jack Johnson, the pugilist, led to a federal investigation and the arrest of the negro on a charge of abduction, again appeared before the grand jury today to continue her story. It is re ported that a reconciliation between the girl and her mother, Mrs. Cam-eron-Falconett of Minneapolis, his been effected and after the court pro ceedings the girl will go away with her mothei. The Cameron girl is gaid to have as sured her mother and the authorities that she is willing to aid the investi gation in every way. After some delay occasioned by the death of the mother of Harvey A. Parkin, assistant United States attor ney, the federal grand jury resinned its investigation of charges preferred against Johnson that he had viola--.! the Mann white slave law, with Jos eph Levy, the negro's secretary on the stand. Levy, who is an Englishman, is expected to tell of happenir.es in Johnson's cafe on the south side. He is believed to be in possession of in formation of considerable importance to the government. The girl answered questions as to how she came to meet Johnson and went through the trying ordeal of tes tifying about her companionship with the negro. The federal attorneys, though refusing to divulge details of her testimony, said they were satis fied with the results of the day's hear ing. Charles E. Erbstein, counsel for Mrs. Cameron-Falconett, received many offers of fresh evidence against Johnson in connection with his esca pades with women. He also received letters of commendation, mostly from the south and one telegram, dated Cambria, Va., read: "Get busy; send that negro tc Vir ginia. (Signed) "THE ALLES." Cambria is the home of some oC the Allen feudists. DR. SHAW SATURDAY. Xotetl Lecturer on Woman's Suffrage to Speak at Auditorium. Dr. Anna Shaw, president of the National American Woman Suffrage association, will deliver a humorous discourse on woman suffrage at this auditorium. Saturday evening Oct. at 8 o'clock. Moving picture filrr.s, special band, organ and vocal music. The public is cordially invited. Ad mission free.e Weather Forecast for Kansas. Fair tonight and Thursday. Warmer tonight. DIAZ ISJAPTURED Mexican Revolution Started at Vera Cruz Has Collapsed. All the Rebels Disarmed With Little Bloodshed." Vera Cruz, Oct. 23. Felix Di&x, with the whole of his staff, was cap tured today and all the rebe's dis armed. The casualties were Insignficant. Gen. Luis Valdez and oCl. Jiminez Castro with their respective columns of federal troops were the first to enter the place. They met with only slight resistance. Col. Jose Diaz Ordaz, of the Twenty first infantry, who joined Felix Diaz with his troops when he first proclaim ed the revolution, has not yet been captured. He is a cousin of Felix Diaz. HIS ANSWER IS PEPPER Bulgarian Ruler and Sultan Ex changed Grain Sacks. New York. Oct- 2 3. A cable dis patch from Paris contains the follow ing account of the beginning of the Balkan war: "W her the sultan of Turkey gave orders for army mobilization he sent to the czar of Bulgaria a sack of mil let with the following letter: " 'Ferdinand Effendi: Mobilize if you like, but be assured that there are j as many soldiers in Turkey as there are grains of millet in this sack. Now, if you wish, declare war." "The czar's reply was in kind. He sent a very much smaller sack, filled with tiny grains of a most virulent red pepper of the country. With it went the following dedication: " 'Dear Sultan: The Bulgarians are not numerous, it is true, but be as sured that to stick your nose into their affairs is like sticking it into our na tional condiment. Thy it and see; they'll sting you so sharply that the whole of Asia will not able to save you.' " RIGHT TO STRIKE PONY It Had . Rolled Over Three Times on Polo Player. San Francisco, Oct. 23. If a polo pony unseats its rider and then rolls over him three times, as he lies pros trate on a muddy field, the rider may resent the indignity by strking the pony with Viis mallet. This was the momentous finding of the San Mateo Polo club today, in the case of George Garritt, clubman and financier, ac cused of having broken rule 29, of the American Polo association, which forbids a player striking an adversary or pony with his hands or mallet. The board of governors of the club found that "said pony did then and there roll over said Garritt three times on the muddy field," Justifying a lib eral construction of rule 29 on Gar ritt's part in rebuking the pony. MORGAN'S BIG FEE. Received Stock Worth $13,500,000 for Forming Harvester Trust. New York, Oct. 23. J. P. Morgan and company received 165.000 shares of stock for services in connection with the forma tion of the Harvester company. This stock on August 14, 1912, was valued at $13,500,000. So testified William Hamilton of J. P. Morgan and company today at a continu ation of the government hearing of the Harvester company. The witness produced a contract agreement dated August 13, 1902, providing for the deposit of certifi cates with the Morgan firm by Charles Deering, Cyrus H. McCormick, Harold F. McCormick, James Deering, Richard F. Howe, W. H. Jones and John J. Hessner. He was requested also to produce lists of the owners of the certificates who en tered into an agreement with the firm to sell the stock before giving J. P. Mor gan and company a chance to purchase before December, 1903. Letters read In reference to the purchase of stock in the Milwaukee Harvester company said "Mor gan and company will furnish the money." William C- lane, vice president oi me Guaranty Trust company of New York testified that in July, 1902, he purchased stock certificates in several harvesting companies, including the Deering, Piano, Wardner Bushnell and Glessner. Later the stock was transferred to the Interna tional Harvester company soon after its organization October 20, 1902. The witness said he merely acted as an agent in the negotiations. NO VISITORS TODAY. Doctors Still Insist on Quiet for Colonel Roosevelt. Oyster Bay, Oct. 23. A long night's sleep largely offset the wearisome effects of Col. Roosevelt's trip from Chicago to Oyster Bay and he was greatly refresh ed when he awoke this morning. He at ence declared that he was hungry and his breakfast was prepared an hour before the usual time. He expected to sit up for several hours. Word was given out that no visitors would be permitted to see Col. Roosevelt today. His physicians told him he must see no one until Thursday and that upon his obedience of their order for absolute rest might depend his chances of resum ing the work of the campaign later. Tomorrow, if the patient continues to improve, he probably will be permttt'-d to see George W. Perkins. Senator Dixon. William H. Hotchkiss, New York state Progressive chairman, and a few olner leaders for a short conference at whicn he will once more take charge of the af fairs of the party. The colonel's physicians were expected at Sagamore Hill this afternoon to dress his wound. AN AD CLUB SHOW. Secret of Snsannc Opens at Auditor ium. October 28. "The Secret of Susanne." is to ba presented at the auditorium, October 28, under the auspices of the Ad club, it is light opera by Wolf-Ferrari and will be sung by prominent members of the Chicago Grand Opera company. Alice Zeppilli, in the title role, is charming; not only her voice, but ht.r acting, is irreproachable, and her prssa notices are flattering to the extreme. Alfredo Costa, who sings the part of the count, is a London favorite, and remarkably deft. A clever cast will appear in the one-act opera whi'h was first presented at Munich In 1909; the heart of the plot is a Havana cvg arette, and the whole piece, to quote a Chicago paper, is "as light and iri descent as a bubble." It is presented by Andreas Dippel, a manager of no:;. GOULD BUYS HORSES. Five Mares of Keene Stock Ck to French Farm. Lexington, Oct. 23. Five ncted brood mares, the last of J. R. Kc-ere's famous stock farm holding here were purchased today by Frank J. Gould fur $50,000, the highest price ever raid for a similar lot at one time. - The mares will be taken to Gould's stock farm in France Anyway, His Campaign Man ager Says So. Old Soldiers In CoffeyYllIe Say They're for Stubbs. In a circular sent to every member of their organization, the Sedgwick county Republican league has urged the members to oppose every Bull Moose candidate on the Republican ticket from legislative candidate to United States senator. This move by the Sedgwick county league, the home or congressman Victor Murdock. is the foundation of a geenral movement in every county where a Republican league has been organized, which will urge the defeat of every legislative candidate friendly to Stubbs. one or tne big tights of the next two weeks in Kansas will be the fight for the control of the legislature. It is generally conceded that the ordi nary voter has settled the problem as to whom he will support for president, for United States senator, for gover nor and for congressman. And now the big fight is to eliminate all Stubbs supporters from a seat in the 1913 house and senate. It is argued by the Republican league that even thnueh Stubbs should lose the nonular ma jority in the coming election, that he mignt still win in event the legislature was friendly to his candidacy. And liic rtepuDiican league is taking no chances. fContlnued on Page Two.J RYAN TO RETIRE Former Topekan Ends Career on 75th Birthday. He Served Eleven Terms Congress From Kansas. in Washington, Oct. 23. Thomas Ryan of Muskogee, Okla.. formerly of Topeka, Kansas, assistant secretary of the in terior under Hitchcock; a member of the house of representatives from Kansas for eleven terms and once min ister to Mexico, has resigned from government service and will retire from public life. Mr. Ryan for several years has been advisory counsel to the secretary of the interior. His resignation will be ef fective November 25 when he will be 75 years old. ODDS FOUR TO ONE. Wilson Is a Strong Favorite in Election Retting. I lie New York. Oct. 23. Tho nrtri four to one, at which bets ar fif ing contract provides for the display of ad placed In Wall street on Wilson for ' vertising slides in 1.200 movtnc pirtur president, were more formally estF.li- houses throughout the country. Th lished than ever today. An unusually I Democrat committee has also patroniz larse amount of Tammany money wa.3 j ed the moving pictures and has spent offered during the day on the Demo-I about $.000 in this form of advertising, cratic candidate at this quotation. The Progressive committee on the Large sums were also wagered on Wil-i ether hand has received money from liam Sulzer, the Democratic candMcite i certain moving picture omcers. photo for governor at 8 to 5. i gr;iphers and phonograph fnmranif jor The long odds on Wilson indicate I the privilege of reproducing views and strong confidence on the part of hia'remaiks of Col. Roosevelt, backers in. his election but has not; For Campaign Hutton. prevented many of the Roosevelt n-i The Democrat national rommlttM thusiasts accepting them. The Bull ' spent about $l'0,000 for campaign bnt Moosites have also offered to bet 4 to I tons and the Republican committee 5 that Roosevelt will get mon' -of -?s I about $15,000. Governor Wilson' than President Taft. The R?pi;bli- j special trains, expenses of othf.r soea cans are holding back, however, for ers' tours and of naticril rnmmltt even money. Many bets have linlmen and like traveling expenses hav placed at even money on the popular ' cost the Dcrrncni 'ornmittco $r.o.ooo. votes of Roosevelt and Taft. j Neither President Taft nor Vice. Presl- WEARS ROPE OF PEARLS I Mrs. Frank Oould Has New Valued at $300,000. One New York, Oct. 23. Around Mrs. Frank J. Gould's throat, last night, were twined for the first time, the famous "Rope of pearls," three strands of lustrous gems, matched and graduated. A Paris dealer in precious stones. Com missioned by Mr. Gould has been perfect ing the "rope" for three years. The coot for collecting this wonderful necklace is estimated at $300,000, but only Mr. Goui I knows. Mrs. Gould went to a small party given by the William Guggenheims and adorned herself with the new jewel. It contains more than 300 pearls, from the size of a pea to that of a filbert. The necklace, with its delicate setting, wrapped thrice around Mrs. Gould's neck, yet the last strand fell to her waijt, where it was fastened by a rare diamond clasp. Mrs. Gould has two or three other pearl necklaces. . NIELSEN HOLDS TRAIN While She Dances the Turkey Trot ou Station Platform. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 23, Tronscor tinental traffic and even United States mail was delayed for five minutes iu the union depot here because Miss Alice Neilsen and Mile. Jaska Swcrtz, stars of the Boston grand opera com pany, chose to dance th3 turkey trot, the grizzly bear and Gaby glide on the station platform. Conductors with right hands raised to give the "highball" sign, stood rigid, firemen let their steam go down, porters dropped arm ioads cf nuit cases, and all stared and smiled whilt. the two song birds tripped as daintily as the modern dances will allow through a maze ot baggage trucks and mail bafs j In Newspapers, Magazines and on the Billboards. MoTing Picture Houses Also Are Patronized Liberally. New York, Oct. 23. Directors of the three chief national political com mittees held widely different views as to the best method of running a presi dential campaign, according to in formation obtained from headquarters here showing where hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone this year. Magazine. newspaper, bill board. j Poster and street car advertising thrusting upon the voter the name. achievement and promises of Presi dent Taft has been the chief and most expensive feature of the Republican national committee canvass. The production and circulation of "literature," arguments and news let ters of an educational nature for which no money had to be paid for publication has absorbed the greater part of the cash collected by the Pro gressive national committee. A gen eral political canvpaign with one-half of the total expenditures devoted to advertising and publicity work and fullv one-fifth given to the traveling expenses of speakers, candidates and special organizers, has characterized the activities of the Democratic na tional committee. Until the preliminary expenditure statement's are made public late this week, a summary of the expenditures from the Republican and Progressive committees will not be available. A rough estimate given out at Democrat headquarters showing where approximately $550,000 has gone since the presidential fight opened in July, furnished a basis, however, for com parison as to methods in the different political camrs, in a campaign which, has been conducted more nearly upon lines of "business efficiency" than any that have preceded. Of the total Democrat expenditures about $330. 00i will cover the activities of the pub licity end, it is said. This includes $30,000 for direct advertising in pub lications, $50,000 for "boiler plate." or the news service furnished to small country newspapers, and a large sum spent in publishing, mailing and cir culating" 11temtr'f: " I5.ifl.ict I Followed. The amount sixnt by the Republican committee for the direct advertising work is not yet available, but Secretary James A. Reynolds stated that on flfth of the entire amount spent by the Republicans has gone into advertis ing contracts with weekly magazines: and one tenth into poster and billboard advertising. The committee has follow ed a "budget" of estimates prepared by Mr. Reynolds at the beginning of th ! campaign in which over three-fifths of the total was set aside for advertising purposes of all kinds. The Republican committee made a six weeks' advertising contract with certain weekly maga zines Including agricultural papers an I newspaper Sunday supplements. An other advertising contract made by Mr. Reynolds covers 22.5;"1 billboards In I states from coast to coast: still another ' dent 5'herman has cost the Republican campaign committee anything in thu wav of traveling expenses. The Progressives have paid out sub stantial sums for this class of campaign work. Col. Roosevelt's western tour having cost about $9,000. The Democratic and Republican headquarters In New York are each spending more than $300 a dar for postage and from $50 to $100 a day for telegrams; and like large sums are being spent at the Chicago head quarters. The Democrat national committee, according to an estimate made by an official, has a dally em ployees' pay roll of about $1,000 In New York and $500 In Chicago, a larger outlay for clerical work than either the Republican or Progressive committees. Hall and headquarters rent and advertising banners have cost the Democrat committee $15,000; expressage, $10,000; telephone serv ice, $5,000; special labor organizers and bureaus, $50,000, and newspaper cartoon service, $5,000. A complete system of financial rec ords and card index accounting sys tems were installed In the Democrat headquarters before the expenditure of money began. It is st; ted that as the result of close application of busi ness methods in the committee- the contract for the printing of Wilson and Marshall lithographs was given to the lowest bidders, irrespective of party affiliations. EBERHART FOR TAFT. Folly Not to Vote for Him, Says Min nesota GoverncT. Mankota, Minn., Oct. 23. Governor Eberhart selected his home own to state his position clearly upon the presidential situation. He came out openly for Tatt and urged that the president be supported by h4s friends for another term. "L be lieve that Taft has been honest." said the governor, "and that his first term haa been a success. It would b folly not M vote for him."