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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. II., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 1908.
At the Bar
Response To Haskell
MlUaultcp (Wis.), September in.
Defending his knowledge of Governor
Haskell against (hu charges which
liao been brought against lilm "until
the charges cnn bo examined In bnuio
cotut whom iiaillKaiiflhli does not
bias," William J. Urjaii, Democratic
cnmllilntu for President, on IiIh way
from .Madison to this city today, gnvo
onl for liiiljllcatton IiIh reply to Prosl
lout Itoosovelt'H recent letter In' 10
sponso to Ills telegram on tlio sub
Mr. llrynti speaks of the ulectlon of
Mr. Haskell ns Gocrnor of Oklahoma
ami says that "thu Constitution was
adopted ami (lovcrnur Haskell wan
I'lccli'il In spite of tlio efforts it jour
nilmlnlstratlon and In spite of tlio
speech made In Oklahoma by Mr.
President Permitted Steel Trust.
Mr. llrjan charges, among other
things, that tho steel trust, "with yom
oxpioss consent," purchased one of Its
largest rhnls and thus obtained con
trol of inoro than 30 per cent of the
total output. He asks the President
if hu wilt Insist "that in permitting
this you showed less favor to the
monopolistic corporations than I do In
Mr. llrynn nhruptly charges that
Gmornor Hughes, quoted hy President
Itoosevelt as having "rldilled the Dem
ocratic trust remedy," was himself tho
lieneflclary of the trusts, and cites tho
campaign contributions to tho Hughe
election fund two ears ngn. Among
these are J. P. Morgan,. tolm P. Rocke
feller, Andrew Carnegie and Nelson
(VoinwHI. " '
You have tried others
Come back to the World's Best for the money-
L. B. Kerr & Co.,Ltd.
Honolulu Department Store
Why Not Quote Tatf?
Air. llrynn says that as tho Piesl
dent quotes (lou'ruor Hughes he tnkes
It for granted that Judge Tuft has
not expressed himself satisfactorily
on the trust question.
Tlio letter of Mr. llrynn follows:
Milwaukee (Wis.)-, September" 211.-
llon, Theodore Kooseclt, President
of tho United States, Washington, I).
Dear Sir. While I have not yet i fl
ecked your letter and shall not nntll
I reach home next week, I hawi real
a copy of It In the press and bog
leave to submit tho following reply:
, Mr. Haskell, having voluntarily re
l signed from the committee that lie
. might bo more free to prosecute those
who have brought chaiges against
him, 1 need not discuss the question
of his guilt or Innocence Timber than
I to say that the public service which
he has tendered ami tho vote of con
jlldenco which he has received from
the peoplo of his Stuto nuslit to pro
. tcct him fiom condemnation .mill the
clmrgcH can be examined In sonio
coin i wncre partisanship dors not
bias and where c.impilgn exigencies
do not compel pre-judgment.
Resents the Charges.
I would not deem It necessary to
address you further hut Tor tho fact
that ou seize upon tlio chaiges and
nttempt to make slltleal capital on:
or mem. ou even chaigo that my
fomiectloii with Mr. Haskell's udoc
Hon as a niember of the losoliilloni
eoiumltteo and as trcnmitcr of the
commltteo raises u question ns to my
sincerity as an opponent of trust's
and monopolies. An an Individual,
ami ns tho candidate of my paity I
resent tlio chaigd ami tepel the In
slnuatloii. I havo been In public life for eigh
teen yeais and I Iiiimi been sufficient
ly conspicuous to maku my conduct
a mat tor of public interest. I hao
passed thiough .two Pj-esldentlal cam
palgnfr In which party feeling ran
E take great pleasure in announcing we
have just received a shipment of the
NEWEST STYLES in the Celebrated
high ami epithet was exhausted. 1
hae no hesitation In saying that you
can not find an act, a word or n
thought of mine to Justify Jour par
Heard Good Things of Haskell.
I had never been Informed of any
charge that hail been mndo against
Mr. H.ikell connecting him with the
Standard Oil Company or with any
other trust. I had known him ns i
leader In tho constitutional conven
tion of Oklahoma, and hnd known him
as one of the men principally respon
sible for the excellent constitution
which has since been adopted and
nitopted ny a majority of 1110,1100,
seventy of whlcli was furnished by
I had known his election to tho
(inventorship of that great young"
Statu by a majoilty of some 30,1100;
t had known that the constitution
was mtopted and that (Inventor Has
kell was elected In spltu of tho ef
forts of your administration and In
splto of tho speeches mado In Okla
homa by Mr. Tnft.
You say that It was a matter of
common notoilcty that Mr. Haskell
was connected with tho Standard Oil
Company. I have a right to assuino
that If so serious nn objection had ov
Isted to Mr. Haskell's election and
had been u matter of common no
toriety In Ohio, as you say, Judgo
Taft would luivo felt it his, conscien
tious duty to wain tho peo'plo when
hu spoko In Oklahoma.
Why Didn't Taft Speak Out.'
If ho did not havo tho knowledge,
why can It bo assumed that I had It?
And If ho had it, how can jou excuse
Ills failure to communicate tho Infor
mation to tho peoplo of Oklahoma?
If nti feel It Is your patriotic duty
to denounce Mr. Haskell when ho la
only a member of tho national organ!
zatlon. how much would Mr. Tri
havo felt It his patriotic duly to do-
noiiiico Jir,. .Haskell wlien lie 'wan
nsnlrlnu tn be tho chief executle of
!i t-rnnt HMttn? I
"I eould havo had no knowledge of
tho suit to which you refer when ho
was appointed chairman of the resolu
tions committee of tho Democratic
National convention, because tho suit)
wns begun nulla ho was nt Denver
and ns a matter of fnct I did not know
nil thing of the nature of tho suit
until utter ho wns made treasurer
of the National Committee, and no
falrmluiled person cnn decide upon
tho merits of your charge without nn
examination of the provisions of the
enabling net pnssed by the Itenuh
Heap Congress, and the prmlslous ot
the license of franchise Issued to tho
oil company hy your administration.
No Investigation Made.
"I need hardly refer to the newly
found evldenco upon which you lny'
so much stress, viz.: The article In
thu "Outlook" of September 5. My
attention wns never called to that
(article until 1 rend the published copy
of your letter, and while I have groin
j 1 expect for tho "Outlook" and I sup
pose I hno for tho writer (although
you do not give his name) I would
hardly feel justified In deciding as
promptly ns ou do, on an ex paito
, statement without Investigation. I
"Von present 1111 Indictment ugalnst
our platform declarations on the trust
question, but you do not refer to all
of the planks anil do not deal Justly,
with those to which you do, refer. Our
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jiiuiiuiiu uuumit's ill iuur Ol 1110
lgoiotiB enfoicement of the criminal
law ugalnst guilty trust" inaguates and
officials. Your platform does not con
tain any such demand. Will you say
that jour platform Is batter than ours
In Hint respect?
Defends Corporation Planks.
"Our platform demands that corpor
minus be oud n certain size be com
pelled to sell nt tho same price in all
parts of tho country, due ullowance
being mndo for tho cost of trnnspor
tatlon. Will you deny this Is in tlio
interest of thu smaller competitors?
"Wo present n plnn tinder which
no corporation will bu permitted to
control more than one-half of thu total
product. It has been stated that, the
steel company with your express con
sent, purchased one of. its .largest
rivals and thus obtained control of
mora than CO per cent of the totnl out
put. Will you insist that In permit
ting this ou showed less favor to
tho monopolistic corporations than I
do In opposing them?
"You quote nt length from n siieech
mndo by Coventor Hughes in which
ho ridicules nno of our anti-trust rem
edies. Is this tho snmo Governor
Hughes who was counted as one of
tho "allies" who endeavored to defeat
Mr. Taft when, as you Insisted, Mr.
Taft represented Ufti "reformers" of
your party anil his opponents tho re-
"Did not Oovei nor Hughes have tho
support of tho New York delegation
In tho convention and is not New
York tlio homo of many Republicans
most conspicuous in their connection
with tho law-defying corporations?
"You nro certainly nwaro of tho fact
that in tho statement filed by George
It. Sheldon, treasurer of tho Kcpitu
llcnn State Commltteo two years ago,
after Mr. Hughes election, It appeals
that tho tollowlng contributions wcro
mado to tho campaign fund: J. P.
Morgan, $20,000; John D. Ilockefellor,
$1000; Andrew Carnegie, 55000;
Charles M. Schwng, $2000; John W.
Oates, $2000; W. E. Corey. $2000; W.
Nelson Cromwell, $1000; W. V. Havo
meyer, $800: U. M. Dilko, $500.
"Several of theso men nro known
to bo officially ennnocted with tho
trusts. Would the fact, that these
gentlemen contributed tn his cam
paign fund strengthen or weaken his
testimony against tho reasonableness
of our anti-trust remedy?
Any One Can Criticise.
"You can not huvo failed to notice
that Governor Hughes In his speech
assumed tho role of tho critic and
not that of tho constructive states
man. Any ono possessing vivid ima
gination and a pen can And objec
tions to remedial measures. Lord
Macauley is quoted as saying that
eloquent and learned men could be
found to dispute' tho law of gravita
tion If tlicio were any ndvnntngo to
bo gained by It. Hut when 'known
nbuscs' are to bo cured, un ounce of
remedy Is woith a pound of fault
As you quote from Govornor Hughes,
I take It for grunted that Mr. Taft
has not yet expressed himself In a
satisfactory manner on tho subject,
for you would naturally prefer to
quota fiom the presidential candidate
whoioter possible, ion say:
Cannot Judge of Panics.
"Let us repeat that tho no law de
fying corporation has any other rea
son to fenr fiom you save what It
wilt suffer In tho general paralysis
of business," etc. Referring to the
last part of tho sentenco first, I might
question your ability to act us nn ex
pert as to panic preventives, since
jou now havo ono on your hands, but
ns to your chnigo that no law defy
ing corporation has reason to fenr
tho direct effect of tho uutl-triisl rout
edles which I favor, permit mo to
Suggest that your testimony on thin
subject Is not conclusive.
You aro it witness, to ho sure, but
your Interest In tho result of tho elec
tion must hu taken Into consideration
In weighing your testimony. Tliero
Is hotter nvhlnnrn -flint tit.. iphdI un..
nate? know their own Interests, and
iney nro supporting Judgo Turt. Not
ono of the trust magnates helped to
secure my nomination, while It Is a
matter or "common notoriety" that
they were conspicuous in the Itepub
Ileal rniivnntlnti mnl It la nr.i.nii.
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matter or common notoriety that they
are supporting your party In this cam
paign. Promises to Enforce Law.
If ou will name a slnglo ofDclal
connection with n "Iaw.deflng cor
poration," monopoly or trust who has
declared or will declare that ho Is
supporting me, I will publicly wnr.i
him that I will enforce ugalnst him
the present criminal law and will
enroieo against him, nlso. the laws
demanded In tho Democratic platform
ns soon as those laws can be enacted.
Hut there Is another fact which
raises n presumption In favor of our
I....,? mm uhuiiisi juur party, i re
ferred to It In my former letter tu
you, hut you liiairVortontly overlooked
It In your-reply, and the members of
your Cabinet, culled In for corners i
Hon, evidently did not notice It. I
had stated that wo have not know
Ingly received a dollar fiom nn offi
cial connected with a trust, and tha'
any money so received would bu re
turned ns soon ns we received know!
edgo of tho fact.
For Ante-Election Publicity.
i now remind )ou that your conven
tion deliberately rejected, by a vote
of nlno to ono, tho plnnk favoring pub
l. m "" '" cnnlI'algn contributions.
Mr. Tnft hns repudiated the nctlon or
tho convention nn,l r.,lntl,.,i i.n .
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hers or the convention by declaring
" iui,r hi a puuucity law,
but he favors otilitinitv nf,.,.. ,i.. ..
I on whllo wo tnor publicity bcroro
tho election. Whlcli do you regard
ns tho better plnnk, to let tho peoplo
know before tho election what luflu
ences nre nt work, or to let them know
nfter tho election?
Aro you willing to say that nn
public interest was served In 1904 by
f-f,tirt,nllnf until nfln II... nl.u.lli.n ,1...
contributions mado to thu Republican
.'iiinpuiKu cuiuniuieo oy Air. iinrrl
innii, nnd thoso collected by him from
others? Aro )o willing to "say thnt
the publication before the' election
THE REGAL SHOE
THE SHOE THAT PH0VES
$3.50 AMD C1.C0 iJm.
TO OUR FRIENDS:
We regret exceedingly that during the last thirty days we have been obliged to dis
appoint so many of our customers who wished certain styles in REGALS; and also those ,
intending tryintr them for the first time, whom we were unable to fit to our satisfaction:
and, too, on our part, losing a large amount of business which would have been ours,
had we been able to foresee the enormous demand the' "REGAL SHOE" has created in
this city. Our sales have been so phenomenally large that it would have been impossible
for anyone to estimate the demand sufficiently in advance to take care of them. We de
sire to state, however, that we have been cabling orders weekly to the factory, together
with statements concerning the depleted condition of our stock, and that now we have
received in the Korea today double the amount of our initial stock. We have assur
ances from the REGAL FACTORY that in the future everything possible will be done to
rush our orders, so that our advantage in pleasing our trade will be equal to that of any
of the 487 REGAL STORES at present doing business in the United States and foreign '
countries. Our present shipment, to the amount of $30,000 in REGAL SHOES alone, we
- will open within two or three days, and will include all that is new in the creation of
fashionable footwear. All the late models, shapes, and leathers now being shown, for Fall
selection, in the fashion centers of the East, will be represented here in the famous
quarter sizes of the REGAL, and onlv obtained in these, thus assuring everyone an
absolutely perfect fit. u
of the contributions then made would
N havo had no effect on tho election?
As I havo said, we shall publish tha
names of contributors above $100
Calls for Giving of Contributors.
Will you nsk your national commlt
teo to publish" before the election tho
contributors nbovo $100? Or, It you
regard this ns too small u sum, tho
contributions nbovo $1000, or If this
Is small, above $10,000? If not, what
reason do you give to the public Tor
not doing so 7 I Insist that our will
ingness to let the peoplo know tho
source wo get our money raising i
presumption in our fawir that must
be overcome betoro you can nsk tlu
peoplo to accept your statement that
tho law defying corporations hne
more to Tear from Republican success
than from a Democratic victory.
In conclusion, you say that ou ask
support for Mr. Taft "because he
stands for the moral uplift of tin
nation, because his deeds have mado
good his which hu is committed are
of Immeasurable consequence uliko
to tho honor and tho Interests of the
whole American people."
Compares Self With Taft. '
I dare to compare my efforts ror
thu moral uplift or tho nation with
Ids efforts, my deeds with his deed.,
mid the policies to which I am com
mlttcd to the alleles to whlcli he is
committed, and. more than that, It
I may assume that he will rollow In
our rootsteps, I dare to compare my
tdenl or tho presidency with his.
I do not regaid It us proper ror
tho President to urge his prestige.
Ills Influence or his patronage to nl.il
ono member or his party as against
another who aspires to office, and I
regard It as n violation. or the obliga
tion that tho President owes It to
tho whole peoplo not to use an office
that, belongs to tho whole peoplo ud
a party asset ror tho advancement nt
a personal nieml nnd a political pro
Relieving Hint tho President should
not bo tempted to use that power for
his own advantage nnd It is equally
repugnant to tho spirit ot our Unit
ed States that ho should use it tor
nny ono elso's advantage, I tried to
secure an amendment to the Consti
tution limiting tho President to a
single term nnd I huvo said that if
Hawaii Shoe Co., Ltd.,
McCANDLESS BLOCK , ,
TELEPHONE 343. P. 0. BOX 567. '
' ' 4' Yours
elected 1 would not bu a candidate
1 believe that thu. occupant of so
high an office, with such enormous
power nt his command, should bo ab
solutely free to denote himself unself
ishly to bis country's welfare, and I
am sanguine enough to believe that
If Intrusted with the jiower I would
bo able to make my administration
so successful that the members ot
my party, .without Interference from
me, could select the most worthy to
carry on tho work begun by me: so
successful that the administration
would Bpeak for Itself, nnd that It
would not be necessary for me to do
fend It In bulletins or pronunelamen
tos. I think I could In this way glva
to the members of tho opposlto par
ty, ns well as to tho member.) of my
own party, n "square deal."
Very truly yours.
W. J. UIIYAN.
A bowlder has been dedicated nt
Jonesboro, 111., marking the site nt
the Lincoln-Douglas debate of lift'
Dig llrltlsh sailing ship goes down
In a gale near Tasmania and twenty
of tho crew drown.
King Charles of Roumanla danger
ously III and sends tor specialist.
Franco blames Germany for deser
tions from army In Morocco.
Matthew Tlemoy charges before tho
Snn Francisco pollco commission thnt
Captain or Pollco Thomas S. Duke de
manded $1000 to favor his application
for n saloon license.
Theodore Itoosevelt Jr., goes to work
In Connecticut cariet factory at $5 u
Southern Pacific flloa nmendod. com
plaint and resumes attack on tha lum
ber rato established by Interstate
Supervisors' street commltteo rec
ommends giant of frnnchtso to West
tern Pacific for trucks on San Fran
William Rockefeller spends several
hourB viewing San Francisco irom
Everett J. Drown hns been sworn In
ns Judge or the superlor'court of Ala
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HONOLULU, T. H.. October 13, 1008.
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