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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, October 23, 1912, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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On sale by newsboys at TW O CENTS
On trains and newsstands FIVE CENTS
Well Known in Kansas as Poli
tician and Business Man.
(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.
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.
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
earlv days were spent on the
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
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
As Cold ns 37 Above Fair,
Weather Ahead.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.' "
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.
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
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.
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:;.
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
fContlnued on Page Two.J
Former Topekan Ends Career
on 75th Birthday.
Served Eleven Terms
Congress From Kansas.
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.
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-
Mrs. Frank Oould Has New
Valued at $300,000.
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
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
Mrs. Gould has two or three other pearl
necklaces. .
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
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.
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."

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