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to Increase the demand for labor an-i ultimately
1 1 n ar**se the output.
; Tins census also shows that in the five years
[from 1990 to 1905 the increase In the number of
lavage earners employed was* 16 per cent over the
{number in 1330, and the total wages paid 30 per
(cat greater: in other words, the Increase In the
ketal wages paid was almost twice the ratio of the
{increase In employment. To my mind there could
■M no more, complete answer to the complaint that
(Wages have not advanced eir.ee 1900.
• But the most significant figured in this new cen
,Yus are those which show where the greatest in
r^oase In Industrial plant", capital, employment,
wages and output took place. It was In the Cen
tral. Western and Southern states, which a few
fears ago were designated simply as agricultural
ejections of the country. Of the three billion and
% half dollars of new capital put Into industrial
;>lants In these live years more than one-half of It
was Id the Central. Western and Southern states.
SKew England Increased her industrial capital only
328l.OCO.O0i); the Middle Atlantic states, $1.384.000.0*».
ibe Southern Mates. JST3.(n<n,OOO. the Central states
f m,ooo.ooi\ and the far Western state* $271,000,000.
Vhe percentages of Increase were: New England,
84 per cent; Middle Atlantic, 37.5 per cent: South
ern. 72 per cent; Central. 42 per cent, and Western,
73 per cent. While the Increases In the old man
ufacturing centres of the East were normal and
lieelthy, the Increase In the Central. Western and
Southern state* was In the nature of a great boom
In industrial development.
The comparative increases in labor and wages
also were much greater in the West and South
than in the old manufacturing centres of the East.
The jncr<?ar^« in wage earners In New England in
the five veers was little more than M per cent, and
the total wages paid 19.4 per cent: in the Middle
Atlantic states the increases were: Wage earners.
16 per cent: total wages, £3.8 per com; Southern
•tate»: Wage earners. 22 per cent; total wages^
■«9.« per cent; Central states: Wage earners, lo.i
per cent; wa#res. 32 per cent; Western states: Wage
'earners. 23 per cent; wages, 59 per cent. More than
this, the Wonderful development of manufacturing
"industry in the South and West has already moved
the industrial centre of the country nearer to its
*-eosr«phlcal centre, and It is safe to pay that to
«ay fully one-half of th« capital, wage earners,
Wages paid and output from our manufactures is
'in tho Central. Southern and Western states. The
[Industrial census of 1905 shows this and demon
tetratcs that under the economic policy of the Re-
Itoubii-ian party, with its steady and prosperous de
velopment, our manufacturing has steadfly ad
fvanced into the great agricultural sections, placing
ih« factory beside \\~* farm, to make the exchange
between the two great bodies of producers the
(more direct and eouitahle. and make them more
dependent upon earn other.
• Not alone in manufacturing has there been this
L <3oubling up process In prosperity under Republi
can administration Th? farmers have doubled
.their crops and the money they have received in
!«xchftr.ge. The farm values of those three great
•staple crops of »he West, corn, wheat and oats,
■In :83« amounted o $934,0t»,0n0. and last year it ag-
Vcregated H,JH2,<«Q.(iO9, or more tha.. double the
■Value in th« last year of Democratic administra
tion. The value of f:<rm animals also doubled in
<:<? same period, increasing from $1,729,000,000 in
SJ?9S to f3,67s.nfprt.OfiO in I*o6.
' This prosperity to the farmer was not confined
to the corn and wheat belt of the country. Like
'the rain which fulls on the lust and unjust alike,
•ft descend? upon our friends in the South, who
Vtfll refuse to believe that prosperity can exist un
.«»er Republican policies. The value of the cotton
gran went from »..W..OiK» in 189* to more than
'■S«Gn.W¥V)O» in :»>». the lact year for which we have
«t».ti«ti. s The miners doubled their output of coal
'and iron, a' d in -very line of industrial develop
ment the last ten yrars have been In harmony
With this Scriptural injunction to make two blades
cf (trass gmw where one- «r« w before.
Oar foreign trade has been along the same dou
t>l« trarfc Sines, our imports increasing from $760,-
G00.4M In 1896 to .227.400,000 in IMS, and our exports
ijrom $553,0m),000 in IS9S to H ,744,000.000 in 1906. The
'total volume of our foreign trade in 18i»5 amounted
to $1,f162,«i0,00<», and in 1906 to $2,970,000,000. Add to
Jfhat our tradf to Porto Rico, Hawaii and the P*«ll
(ipriines, which amounted to HS.OOO.fIOO, and we have
"3n*the lost year a grand total of $3.04.y«0,f1f10 as the
'amount of Inieinegs done between the people of
'the United States and the rest of the world. This
'Is greater than the foreign commerce of any other
fTation. Great Britain alone excepted, and that be
cause that ration Imports her food products, her
ffmports being almost double her exports, while our
export* exceed our Imports by 550Q.000.000.
While this unprecedented prosperity has come In
'Jess than a decade of Republican administration.
ieiid the Dingley Tariff law has demonstrated that
It is a revenue' producer, both for the people ana
.tiie government af occasionally bear the old wail
[that the- tariff Is the mother of trust? and the shel
ter of monopoly. Th« tariff revisionists nre, how
ever, answering thfir own complaints. 1 find in
: "The New York Times." one of the ablest and
r*no9t uncompromising organs of tariff revision, an ]
editorial showing that [he giant steel trust is no ;
;-Bor.ger looked upon by free traders as a monopoly |
■end thtt it has steadily declined in its proportion ,
of the steel since its oiganization. "The Times" :
: £ays: |
, "The widest Interest in the Steel Corporation re- :
vest attaches to what is least discussed— that Is, :
Th* conditions in the trade us reflected by the first -
hand facts now available. It is true that the Steel !
Corporation is not the tteel trade. Big as It it--,
Ii is neither the majority interest nor even the con
trolling interest. In fact, its proportion of the
.Trade is relatively dining, while, concurrently it
■'3s breaking its own records of production and
•■earnings. Its production of pig has fluctuated
fsince- its organization within a narrow range and
;Vithoot decided trend, standing now at 44 per cent
■of the country's total. Its production of open
!<hearth and Bessemer castings has fallen by about
IS per cent to -17 per cent. Its dominance is great
est In the wire nail product, which, although de
clining, remains at 66 per cent. In short, the trust
is not by any means a monopoly, and yet it is im-
Meslble thai The ;rust should prosper and the
.rude languish "'
The Dingley 1.111 wna substantially the first leg
islation under the administration of William Mc
"Kinley. It was enacted at a time when the reve
nues of the government were short, when all our
people, on farm, in mine and in factory, were un- .
able to realise reasonable profits upon their re
spective products, and when consumption was ai I
a minimum lor the warn of steady employment by
•jar people at fair wages, In its operations that
«3uw has spread more evenly and justly over all
faroductlon In the United States than any tariff
fjpw previously unacted. I'nder its workings there
j«C3m? hope, coniideme. employment, profitable pro
fucti<M and universal prosperity, which has grown |
i».nd increased from year to year up to the present ',
(Stale. Under it the people worked out their own !
sjalvi ■
I It did not and does not please the Democratic
warty. That party denounces the policy of protec
tion as robbery and declares for a tariff for reve
.»ue only. This has hcen the position of the Dem
ocratic party for mmy years. It is its position to
:< Jay, and the position of all its leaders, including
;V>'illiiTn J. I-'rya: and John Sharp Williams, the
ileader of ih«» minority in tlie House of present
atives, « in time and again ('i.ring the late session
of Congress proclaimed tlie policy of his party to
4>e, if clothed with power, iiot to destroy protection
absolutely at one fe;l snoop — over night, as he
■apresMd it—but to journey toward a tariff for
•revenue only. Ha would not kill the patient out-
B-i*!.! at i! •• stroke, but would gradually starve It
to death. Such policy means less wages for labor,
pbotii skilled and unskilled; In every avenue of pro
djction, nnd with decr< - nt wages ::t-d slack em
lyloynient the great mass of the people would be
cojvie leE? valuable customers to all other produc
ers. -'■: '. a policy would •»■ •' and react upon all
cur people, who are customers for each other, and
|*re would have the '.'nightmare" of 1893 to 1897 re
. Tnrlft re-vision In time r.f prosperity always has
arid always will bait liusinesn activity, production
end commerce. The manufacturer will lessen his
output, for he fears to pile up his product unless
th^r^ Is a reasorialile certainty of realizing its cost
and a fair profit. The farmer i sits In making Im
provements and oonximies less because there is a
ehovUned demand for iiia products. The decrease
'in t2i* wages of labor alone pending revision will
ernourit to many hundred million dollars. Where
there is fonflderj'?** and prosperity without prece
dent thf-rf would be doubt and destruction of con
I heartily Indorse the platform lately adopted by
the Republicans of Indißnu, which, in substance.
fays that ;h<? Republican party will revise the
tariff when <t will do more good than harm to the
' great mas* of people.
It is vital that the Republican party should re
xnaln in power for the coming two years, in order
that the legislative and executive departments of
the government should continue in harmony. If
our friend* the enemy should be successful in
Perhaps you
don't care
for a weak heart
in hot weather.
It's a lot easier to get on
without one.
Suppose you stop the Coffee
and use
-There's a Reason."
electing a House of Representatlres In November
next that body In the «Wh Congress would not
be in harmony with the Senate or with the Presi
dent. There would be a "tie-up." so to speak. In
legislation. Furthermore, their success would be
claimed by our Democratic friends to be an evi
dence of dissatisfaction u»on the part of the peo
ple with the legislation enacted by the Republican
Congress, as well as an evidence of dissatisfaction
with the President and an assurance of complete
power to be given to them in 1908 to enable them
to carry out their policies. Their successes, con
servatively speaking, would halt production and
consumption and, necessarily, business and com
merce at least one-tenth. Instead of forging
ahead, as we are now doing. In every producing
and business avenue, we would halt— aye, more; we
would retrograde.
! Education, invention, canltal and labor have
struck hands. The forces of nature are utilized In
I production for the benefit of both producer ana
consumer. This condition necessarily required the
combined activities of employer «nd employe, Nat
urally differences arise between the two as to what
is a pioper wage— or, in other words, as to a lair
division of the profits of the business. Laborers
found it necessary to co-operate with each other
and act together in determining from time to time
what was due them in the division of the profits.
According to the last census thirty million of
our people are employed in gainful operations, and
three million, according to the statement of Mr.
Gompers. are organized in what are popularly known
as "unions." I feel sure that such organisations or
labor have, as a rule, been useful not only to the
laborer, but to the employer as well and to tne
whole citizenship of the Republic. If 1 were engaged
in such occupation I have no doubt that I wouia
be a member of the organization. But it is abso
lutely necessary before there can be a contest aooui
a division of profits that there should be profits to
divide. There was but little profit to divide under
the administration of Grover Cleveland. There was
much profit to divide under the administration or
William McKlnley. and them is much profit to di
vide under the administration of Theodore Roose
velt, and labor, on the average, has been receiving
a larger share of the profits In Increasing wages
every year since the election of McKlnley.
There has been much criticism and «»^ d « mm .:
ciation against alleged "government by » n u ™ '""•,
and violent attacks have been made upon the judi
ciary of the United States. During the late sess on
of Congress labor leaders differed as if© J^slation
that was desired. Mr. Compare, pr ofessing to
speak for the American Federation of J^ bo '- f de
nounced the so-called Fuller bill pending before
the House Committee on the Judicfary and advo
cated by H. R. Fuller, the represents ve of the
railway labor unions, in the most bitter terms as
being opposed to human liberty and the rights or
labor. >fr. Gompers. with Mr W^'ftv
noy. advocated a Mil introduced, by request, toy
Representative Pearre, ana pending b *f°T« M i n J
same committee, which. * substance prohibited
rnited States courts from Issuing I"J i f "one in
any ca^o between employer and emplojeunless
necessary to prevent irreparable * n 1 > to piopen>
considered or treated as property or ns constituting
r!«e of such right he is entitled to call upon the
ef contesting labor, of destroying property, and the
?n thl iweat of his face by honest endeavor. I am
now and will be at all times opposed to this leglsla
* l*r W thirtv Years an ii d have represented a district
where nearly all the constituency have lived and
are living by their labor. They and those like unto
them stfnd for law and order, for protection of
property and the inalienable rights of every citizen
Those who labor have trod and are treading no
path that I have not trod, and that my descendant,
will not tread. The organized labor that Mr.
Gompers claims to represent is composed of people
who have the right to organize. They are of all
churches and of no church; they are skilled and
unskilled; they belong to all the different parties:
they are as Intelligent and a* patriotic as any other
equal number of citizens of the Republic. In the
transaction of the business of their organization I
have no doubt that they will co-operate with those
who from time to time they place in authority, but
In their party affiliations. In choosing the policies
of the Republic, I am ready to take my chances
with them and this. too. without regard to the de
mands of Mr. Gompers when he seeks to control
their action at the ballot box.
[n the executive departments of the government
tho record of the party has !>een brilliant, courage
ous and honest, and the name of Roosevelt has be
come a synonyme for all those qualities throughout
the realms of civilization. H* has been the Presl
dent of all th« people and he has been tireless in
his efforts to serve the people by wise, just and
fearless administration of the law. He h;i? been
particularly zealous in administering the lnw
npi,in!=t the trusts and combinations of capital
which have ignored the old adage of live and let
live The beef trust, the paper trust, the tobacco
ti upt, tlie dnie: trust, the coal combination and vari
ous combinations of railroads and shippers have
felt the heavy hand of the law and learned that It
i« strong enough to compel them to give all a
square deal Tl e record of trust prosecutions and
Investigations Into their practices is tor. long to
here recite, hut It is acknowledged to be most cred
itable, even by our political opponents.
'Die coiiKress hns worked In harmony with the
President nnd embodied Into law more of his reenm
mendationa than has fallen to the lot of most chief
ixe,utive<:. ] helieve the record of the fj9th < 'on-
made In its first session will po Into history as
one of the best records of legislation for the benefit
of all thf people that has ever been made. The
Railroad Rate law, the Pure Food law. the meat
Inspection amendment to the Agricultural Appro
prlation act, the Free Alcohol law. the consular
reform legislation, the Employers' Liability law,
all enacted at one session of Congress, make a rec
ord of legislation which has not been paralleled In
man) years. The amendment to the Interstate
comineice law known as the Elkins law of IW>
and the rate legislation Just enacted, coupled with
many decisions by the Supreme Court of the Tinted
Sta'.es, render it reasonably certain that practices
had mown up by large shippers of com
modities demanding and receiving from common
carriers exceptional rat'p for transportation not en
toyed by others, are prohibited by law and penalized
both as to the railway or other common carrier and
the shipper. So that it is safe to say that each
citizen in the United States will be treated the
same as every other citizen. With equal privileges
to all, there is no reason to doubt that by enter
prise, industry and competition, under equal condi
tions, monopoly is decreasing and will finally cease
and a. S'juere deal be afforded to eveny competing
\V> nre willing to stand by the record and trust
to the intelligence of the people ns to whether they
will continue this record of prosperity and wise
regulation of abuses, or accent the preachings and
promises of the demagogue.
Congressional Conventions Held in the
State's Twenty-five Districts.
Chicago,, Aug. 16.— Congressional conventions were
held in all the districts of Illinois to-day with the
following result?:
I Martin B. Madden .Martin EmnuTick.
2 . James K. Mann Herbert J. Friedman
3 William IV. Wilson Postponed to August 18.
4 Charles S. Wharton James C. Mcl'ierrnott
S Anthony Mtrhnlelc A J. SaLath
6 William Larimer Edmund J. Stack.
7 Philip Knopf Frank Buchanan.
tt Charles F. McGavin Stanley H. Kunz.
0......1itr.ry 8 Bnutell Quin O'Brlpn.
10 G«org« K. Kosb Charles 1, Youn«.
Jl Howard M. Si.u|ji> Benjamin P. Als<-hul«r.
12 C. E. Fuller No nomination.
13 Frank O. l»w(3<»n Jam«-« P. Wilson
14 Janice McKlnney No nomination.
If! (3. W. Prince H. M. Whwtler.
16 J. V. Oraff Frank Meek.
1" John A. Sterling 1.. W. McNeil.
I" Joseph O. Cannon No nomination.
lf» William H. McKlnley J. W. Vantls
"'I . Jacob O. Pop« Henry T. rtalney.
21 7.eno J. Rive B. F. Caldw«ll.
22 William A Ri.<i<jit»rn Jameii Mclnerny.
2i Frank I. IMrknon J. M. Foster.
"4 P. T. Chapman James R. Williams.
V> <;.-nrr. w Smith Jain* h M Joplln,
All the Republican candidates are .^etklriK re
election except Frank O. Lowden, National Com
mitteeman from Illinois, who Is seeking the seat
of Robert R. Hut, an.l Jacob a. Pope, who will try
to defeat H. T. Halney, the only Democratic Con
gressman from Illinois
Preap it. in , Aug. 1( -Colonel Frank <> Lowdea
was nominated for Congress to-day by the Repijt.-
Means of the i:itJ 4 Illinois District to succeed Rob*
crt R Hltt, who was not r candidate for re elec
Fremont, Neb., Auk. 16— Judge J. F. Royd, of
N'eltgh. was nominated for Congress on the firat
liallot by t*'e 3d District Republican Convention
this afternoon, defeating Congressman McCarthy.
York, Fetir. , Aug. 16— Horace Kee»e\ a banker
and lawyer of thi« city, was to-day norhlnnted for
Congress by the Democrats of the 20th District
Fort Dodge, lowa. Aug. W.— J. B. Butler to-day
was nominated for Congress by the Democrats ef
til* lOUI District
nf Amrrtra
135 Broadway, New Yo'k
M Wall St.. New York
«)5 OrcMiam St.. London, \.. C
Capital nnd Surplus, f 12.400,000.
People Agree with Him, Despite
Senators, Says Burton.
Cleveland, Aug. 16.— Congressman Theodore E.
Burton, of this city, who has Just returned from
Europe, had a royal welcome home from members
of the Tlppecanoe Club, at its rooms to-night.
Several hundred leading Republicans of the city
attended the meeting, which was presided over by
President Treadway, who Introduced Mr. Burton
amid a storm of applause. Mr. Burton declared
all Ohio was with the President. In discussing na
tional affairs he noted the failure of the last Con
gress to pass an act prohibiting the usa of money
m elections as one of the material omissions of
that body and declared that no party deserves to
expect success which bases its hope of winning
either on the use of money or the power of the
machine. Mr. Burton declared In favor of Indorse
ment of Senators Foraker and Dick, in the follow
ing language:
There is at present a discussion of the question of
passing the usual resolution at the state Repub
lican convention indorsing the two I'nlted States
Senators from Ohio. For one I should be unwilling
to advocate the omission of such a resolution, giv
ing due recognition to their distinguished services
and ability. Foi many years it has been the cus
tom t" insert in party platforms a declaration com
manding Senators and Congressmen, we invaria
ble pursuance <>f this custom diminishes the force
ot euch net ion. l>ut its omission would be Inter
f>retfd as a grave rebuke. It is well known that
n several Important matters the two Senators
from Ohio have been at variance with th>' Presi
dent. Iv a government like ours nothing should be
'more strenuously maintained than the right of in
dividual judgment.
In the ca me connection the speaker said:
In eayitiß this, however, it should he recognised
that in the points in which the Executive Ikis dif
fered from the Senators the overwhelming major
ity, not only of men of all pertles in Ohio, hut of
Republicans, is with the President, and indorse
ment of his policies and views, if representing ihe
people, would be more cordial than th.it given to
the "Senators. To act otherwise would be to make
a party platform a mere pronunclamento, meaning
less and not in accordance with the facts.
In closing, Mr. Burton said that the achievrmt-nts
of the Republican party an written in the history
of the country, and that there Is nothing in its
past which needs apology.
Expects Defection of Some Supporters —
Promises Reform Speech on Arrival.
"The r>ally New?" yesterday printed an extract
from a letter from William J. Bryan to Torrey E.
Wardner, In which Mr. Bryan was quoted as fol
lows :
There seems to be a great change going on In
the T'nited States. :ind. while I think with more
education our cause will grow stronger, I expect to
see some turn against us who now serm with us.
Those who, out of resentment against Roosevelt,
cay that they will be with us are likely to turn
■when they find that our remedies are really more
effective than his. Predatory wealth (jßnnct sup
port the Democratic party if the party deserves the
eupport of the people . I shall be back soon and
shall be glad to be back. From my Interviews you
will see that, while silver is no longer an issue, I
am still for reform, and that will be made clearer
in my speeoh en arrival.
To Choose Between Him and Whitney —
Suggests Two Other Methods.
Boston, Aug. 16.— District Attorney John B. Moran
Issued a statement to-day In regard to his candi
dacy for the (Jovernorship of Massachusetts, In
which he expressed his willingness to have his
claims for the Democratic nomination and those of
Henry M Whitney submitted to William J. Bryan,
to the three strongest and three weakest Demo
cratic cities In Massachusetts outside of Boston or
the three strongest and three weakest Democratic
wards in Boston.
Mr. Moran lms already received tho backing of
the Prohibition party, and he. Is desirous of getting
the Democratic nomination. Mr. Whitney is fa
vored for 'he nomination by the Democratic lead
ers of the state. Mr. Moran's statement says that
he l>olted the nomination of Bryan In 1896. and he
asserts that Mr. Whitney did likewise.
Mr. Moran gave out the following statement:
1 will agree with the Democrat!^ leaders that Mr.
Whitney's record and my own upon all matters
shall be presented to Mr. Bryan, Mr. Whitney to
refuse to become a candidate if Mr. Bryan declares
against him; I to refrain from making any active
campaign on 'he Dem <v ratio ticket if Mr. Bryan
declares ngainst mo, my cause to be presented to
Mr. Bryan l>y Ceorge Fred Williams, Mr. Whitney's
cause to be presented to Mr. Bryan by Josiah
If Mr. Whitney refuses to allow Mr. Bryan to
decide the matter, I am willing to have him and
myself present our relative claims for the D^uo
cratlc nomination to the three wards casting the
strongest Democratic vote in Br.oton and tile three
casting the weakest Democratic vote in Boston.
If Umt is unsatisfactory t>> him I will agree with
him to present our relative claims to the Demo
cratic voters in the three cities outside of Boston
casting the strongest Democratic vote and the
three containing the smallest Democratic vote, he
to retire from the contest In case the vote is against
him. I. on my part, to refrain from actively m;>it
lng any contest on the Prohibition nomination If
the result is against me.
Of course, I cannot withdraw from the Prohibi
tion nomination. My name will be upon the ticket,
end. of course. I cannot prevent, and will not at
tempt to prevent. Prohibition orators or Republican
orators advocating my election « n the Prohibition
Henry M. Whitney issued a statement to-night
in which he declined to accept Mr. Moran's sugges
tion to refer the contest for the Democratic nomi
nation for Governor to Mr. Bryan. Mr. Whitney
announced positively that he had decided to be
com" a candidate for the nomination.
Madrid, Aug. 16.— 0n his arrival here to-day.
William J. Bryan was received by Vice-Consul
Maddin Summers, In the absence of Minister Will
lam M. Collier. Mr. Bryan left Madrid at 7 o'clock
this evening for Cordova, whence he will go to
Grenada ana Gibraltar.
Geneva, N. V.. Aug. 15.— Ontario County
Democratic Convention was held here to-day, and
delegates were elected to the state convention. The
delegates were unlnstructed.
The second meeting of the new labor party was
held last night at No. 29 Cooper Square to organize
and prepare for the impending campaign. The
meeting was called to order and presided over by
James Hatch, the president of the organization.
Mr. Hatch said that all the organizers, as well as
the members of the organization, must be union
labor men in good standing. He said that It was
the Intention to organize In every Assembly dis
trict a distinctly labor party, independent of both
parties, and that these various Assembly organiza
tions should elect delegates to the general commit
tee, to be formed later, whose convention would
decide on the policy of the organization. He said
that it was purposed at the present time for the
organisation to Indorse only independent candidates
and to eschew the candidates of both of the regu
lar parties.
The new Tanuminy organization In the l*th Dis
trict, which has indorsed .lame* F. Ryan for lead
er, had (i banner raising last night at lWth street
and Eighth avenue, at which «'h. tries F Murphy
an<i hi* candidate for the leadership, <.*harl»»s Huhn.
were roundly denounced George F Freer pre
sided. The reserves had to h* called out to keep
the crowds ltt order.
Dallas, Tex, Aug. I*.— Thomas If. «"ampbell. a ;
native of Rusk, Tex., the place of nativity of the
late Governor James Hogg, was nominated this
afternoon by the Democratic: party for Governor
of Texa*. He will be The second native Governor
of Texas. There were four candidates for the
nomination, and each had curtain delegates pledged
by the primary law to vote as Instructed on the
first ballot.
i.i:tti:us made rrni.ic.
His Course Perfectly ProperMyXudl
Officer Retorts.
Counsel for the International PolleyhoUers' Com
mittee gave out yesterday certain correspondence)
between Emory McCllntoclc. vice-president of the
Mutual Life, and W. L. Holden. the company's
former Massachusetts 'legislative agent." In which
Mr. McClintock tells Holden to "kill" certain legis
In a statement made to a Tribune reporter last
night Mr. McCllntock declared the correspondence
was perfectly open, honest and fully Justified by
the circumstances. He disavowed any knowledge
of a telegram alleged to have been sent by "Gen
eral" (Andrew H. Fields's norn de guerre) to Mr.
Hold.n and given out by the committee with the
Mr. McCllntoek's challenge to Mr. Untermyer to
produce Mr. McCllntoek's written instructions to
Mr. Holden "as to how to kill legislation" pro
voked the publication of the correspondence.
The statement given out by the international
committee says that in February and March. 1000. a
bill was pending In the Massachusetts Legislature
In the interests of pollcyholders. as to the payment
of cash reserves on paid up policies. Mr. Holden was
the legislative agent for certain Insurance com
panies of Massachusetts under Mr. Fields. Under
the date of March 1. Mr. McClintock, the statement
says, sent the following telegram to Mr. Holden, at
Bill regarded here as wickedly vicious In prin
ciple as regards paid up policies. I favored hill
because Hull promised free trade amendment wnlcn
Foster said he would not oppose. Hnn«*nok. how
ever, opposes free trade, ana Foster opposes per
centage amendment. We want bill amended either
way. otherwise want present law unchanged.
Vnder date of March 7 Mr. Mcf'Hntock sent the
Better consult Mr. Foster if he and commissioner
concur on amendment they may secure adhesion
Hanrork by forcible representation. Even without
that amendment accepted by them should satisfy
commute.-". IJnless amended somehow so as not to
promise reserve a* cash value on any policies. All
here and elsewhere desire bill beaten. No amend
ment desirable- on other sections.
Under date of March 12. this telegram was sent,
it is alleged:
■\V J. Hnlden. 43S> Tremont Building (Boston).
Have mailed you draft fur six on Boston to-day.
T-n.lrr date of April 7. Mr. McCllntnck sent this
letter to Mr. Holden:
Yours of March 29 was addressed to the New Tork
Life, jind reaches me this afternoon.
You know that striking out the "such" puts the
surrender clause bark where it was at first.
I need not say that I hope the bill may he killed,
ah I told you so many times, and the actuaries of
the other laree companies assured me that 1 rep
resented their views exactly.
Who did It?
According to Mr. McCltntock'a statement to the
reporter, his letter on April 11 explains In a few
words why he wished that the amendment be
killed. "By the amendment those who did not pay
all premiums had a decided advantage over those
who did," said Mr. McClintock. "and I said frankly
that I would rather that the. bill be killed than
pnssntl In such an amended form."
The letter he mentioned follows:
The amendment you Hgreed to. Including word
"such,"' was a compromise which I never could
favor, hut only submit to. It makes a perfectly
crazy distinction between people who pay all pre
miums and those who don't, to the advantage of the
latter. (I had hoped you could get the 2S per cent
Bum*nder charge on your return, but presume you
were satisfied it could not be passed.)
It is because it is foolish and all eyes on it that
Mr. Hull thinks It quite impracticable to put it
back. < Don't quote me for it as a good thing.) 1
am not telling you not to try. but expressing my
fear that if you do try to get It back you will bo
weaken your Influence as not to be able to kill the
bill after you fail.
As on the same date (April 11) Mr. McClintock
6ent this to Mr. Holden:
Yours received. It Is understood that you will do
what you can to kill the bill. The last three words
of mine of 11th were apparently overlooked by you.
1 meant that If you failed in an effort to amend,
you would weaken your influence— but never mind
thnt now.
I have written to Messrs. Hopkins. Keep & Hop
kins, asking them to place certain points before
Colonel Dalton. as they knew him.
Will also communicate with the Metropolitan.
"Only this morning." said Mr. McClintock last
night. 'I understood that Mr. Holden called up one
of my friends in the Mutual Building and told him
It would be highly disadvantageous to me if this
correspondence were published at the present time.
He added that up to date the originals were not In
Mr. Dntermyer'a hands. T told my friend that Mr.
Holden might go ahead and do all he wished. For
some months Mr. Holden"s mutterings have come
to the ears of my friends. I pa!d no attention to
them or to his complaints that he had not been
taken proper care of."
In the afternoon, before Mr. I T ntermyer made
public the McCllntock-Holden correspondence (when
reporters saw the originals of several of the let
ters and telegrams). Mr. McClintock discussed his
relations with Mr. Holden. He said:
I never met Mr. Holden until 1900. at the time
this bill was pending before, the Massachusetts
Legislature. At that time I went to Boston with a
Uitter of introduction to Mr. Holden from Mr
Grannis. of our company. l*p to the time of going
to Boston I did not have anything to do with the
measure in question. There I met a number of
prominent life Insurance actuaries who, like my
self, were interested In this pjroposed legislation.
The matter was one of much interest to the life in
purance companies. I took an active part in draft
ing this reserve measure.
Later I had some correspondence with Mr. Holden
about the bill. The original bill was loaded up
with amendments. I admit telling Mr. Holden that
rather than have the bill pass the Legislature with
the amendments which were proposed I would have
the bill killed. While telling Mr. Holden that. I
never gave htm any Instructions as to how to kill
tho bill. The bill finally passed in its original form
Later. Mr. Holden. while in Now York called at
my office, but 1 am under the impression that the
only business relations I ever had with him were
In the matter referred to.
Mr. Uatermyer has other legislative correspon
dence, which. It is alleged, concerns other Mutual
Life omVials.
Elected Secretary of International
PoUcyholders' Committee.
Congressman Nicholas Longworth was elected sec
retary of the International policyholders' commit
tee, in place of Seymour Eaton, at yesterday's
meeting of the executive committee. The committee
asked G. R. Scrugham. the organization manager
to engage a clerk at a moderate salary to perform
the present duties of secretary.
This was the only disposition made yesterday of
the Eaton incident.
Ex-Judge Parker. Governor Roberts of Connecti
cut: J. C. Bemphiil. of South Carolina; Colonel A
M. Snook, of Tennessee; Harlow N. Hlglnbotham
C a nleetinr BSman Lon « worih "tended
The committee spent the entire day discussing
the names of possible candidates for directors of
the selection of a joint ticket.
The chief affair of Woodmen's Day at Luna Park
yesterday was the competitive drill in the evening
in the circus ring ovar the lagoon, in which eight
tea™, representing as many camps from cities
In New.York. New Jersey and Pennsylvania took
part. Each team of from eight to ten men wore
a different uniform and all carried aim The drill
was witnessed by 15.000 Woodmen. In the afternoon
and evening there wjre two monster parades
around the park, led by the officers of the camus
with Luna Parks military band of fifty in advance'
son & Dundy clowns had prepared a btirle«Ti. m^"
tiatlon which had many amusSngfeatuUes^ * lnt
Columbia. 8. C Aug. 16.-The hoard of directors
of the South Carolina State Dispensary to-day
adopted a resolution whereby the institution will
blend Us own whiskies in the future.
This means a curtailment In the purchase of case
goods from the various whiskey houses Th« i n ..i
tution will buy it. whiskies in bulk from bonded
warshouw. and blend and bottle them m thTs^u
Tur _
Grand Rapids
Furniture Company
In their new
34 & 36 West 32d Street
Between Broadway and
sth Avenue
Announces a transition from crowded
quarters to an exposition that admits
of comfort to the seeker after
"Furniture with a Meaning"
We won't go up in the air and cry
"'Sale"; but we certainly have made
quite some bargains.
1400 single breasted Summer
mixture and serge suits have dropped
$5, $7, $10 or more and have landed
at $15.
Also in this round-up several hun
dred suits now $20 and $25 show sav
ings of from $5 to $10.
For boys, there are "Star" neglige
shirts at 65c.; shirts of $1 and $1.50
Sizes 12 to 14 with the larger selec
tion in the smaller sizes.
Rogehs, Peet & Company.
Three B-oa '.A-ay Stores.
258 842 1260
•t at at
Warren at. 13th at. 32nd at
Further Revolutionary Outbreaks
Thought Likely.
Washington. Aug. lA.— Santo Domingo is again In
a ferment, and. according to dispatches received by
the State Department, more revolutionary troubles
are expected there at any time. Unrest about
Monte Crlsti and other northern ports of the
Island portends further movements against the
government, and Commander Southerland. who is
in command of the American fleet which is guard
ing the island against revolutionary expeditions,
has been warned to be on the lookout for_ parties
which are expected to reach the island from Porto
Rico or other neighboring Islands.
Porto Rico is the stronghold of the enemies of
the government of Santo Domingo who have been
banished, and any movement against the < 'acerea
administration from outside is expected from that
Island. The announcement that Jimenez, former
President of Santo Domingo, has sailed from Porto
Rico for New York Is believed in Washington to
Indicate that Jimenez will endeavor to enlist Ameri
cans in a movement against <"acer*s.
I Msßot Try with Bate Law When It
Goes into Effect.
Washington. Aug. Li— Several of the thirteen ex
press companies doing an interstate business in this
country have Jnfomed the Interstate Commerce
Commission that it will be physically Impossible to
comply with the requirements of the nevr Railroad
Rate law to Hie their schedules of rates with the
commission by August 28. when the law becomes
effective. Some of them say it would require sev
eral months to do the hecessary clerical work.
The Adams Express Company is the first, however,
to nx a definite date to which It desires an exten
sion of the law. In a letter to the commission, re
ceived to-day, the company says that, after confer
ring with the representatives of other express com
panies, it wilt be able to file Its schedules by Janu
ary 1, 1907. It requests the commission, therefore, to
extend the time of filing such schedules until that
date. No action on the request has been taken, but
the probability is that the extension will be al
St. Louis Woman Given into Custody of Her
Washington. Aug. 16.— Mrs. Ida May Morse, of
St. Louis, who came to Washington for the" al
leged purpose of getting President Roosevelt to
surrender to her th« tio.Wft voted to him by Con
gress for travelling expe is»s. was given into the
custody of her relatives, who promised to care for.
in St. Louis, to-day. She was twice tried by the
District of Columbia Lunacy Board, both trials
resulting in disagreements. Judge Barnard, of the
District of Columbia Supreme Court, ordered her
release on condition that she should be removed
from this Jurisdiction.
Conference on Customs Problems To Be Held
in December.
IFrwn The Tribune Bureau]
Washington. Aug. I&— Assistant Secretary Reyn
olds of the Treasury Department issued a call to
day for a conference of local appraisers of customs
to be held In New York, December 3 to 11. These
conferences have been held for the last three
>ear». Congress appropriating O.SJO annually to
pay the expenses of the meeting. The local ap
praisers of New York. Boston. Philadelphia. Chi
cago. Baltimore. San Francisco. Detroit. St. Louis.
Cleveland. Buffalo. New Orleans and Newport
News will attend. At these conferences there is
a thorough dlrcusslon of questions relating to the
appraisement of merchandise imported, and the
result is that the appraisers are enabled to get a
more thorough understanding of many difficult
polntn that arise In connection with their work
As two-thirds of the customs revenues of the conn
try are collected at New York, the meetings are
held there, and appraisers at cmaller ports are
brought into touch with the headquarters of
customs service.
Assistant Secretary Reynolds will probahlv n>k>
the opening address at th* csuferenciV^^ ,
Among the outing eoaN and
trousers, the bargain bell rings bbbj
That whole stock of 1600 suite la
been marked down to one price, m>
eluding batistes, homespuns and Han
nels, single and double breasted.
All $15 now, instead of am mhm
from $18 to $25.
Young men's outings, sizes Vj |
35, are specially strong in the double
breasted style and are all $10 for oat
and trousers, instead of from $14 to
Rogers, Peet & Company.
Three Broadway Stores.
842 1188
near opjCsii
Union Square. Greeley |bjbj|
City HalL
Bath Beach Man's "Auto Demolished
by Express Train.
William Scudder. of No. 5777 Bay 24th street
Bath Beach, saved himself from instant death
last night at the crossing at Avenue I* and 9»
Beach Road by jumping from his automoKi*
as It tore -with terriric force through the sa«T
gates in front of an express train. His leg wa»
broken. August Thiel. the gate-.nan. was strode
by a piece of the automobile, ani was severely
lnjurc'i. Both men were taken to the COaW
Island Reception Hospital. ,
The machine -was smashetf^nto bits by t»
train, which was going thirty miles an hoar-
Scudder said he saw the green lights aha*
showing that th© gates were down, but oouU
not slow up in time. -
The gateman was sitting at his post when «
machine with Seudder in it rushed through"*
gates. Scudtfer Jumped as the fore wheels ttnsS
the gate, and fell against a pile of stones.
Union and Non-Union Men Clash. H
Deputy Sheriffs Take Band.
Pittsburg. Aug. 16.— 1n a battle last nig»*
the mines of the Pittsburg Plate Class Corps*".
at Butler Junction. Perm., between untca "
non a miners. Stef Keaway. a non-cnW
ma:.. j.-s fatally stabbed. Stephen 3l«e!y^
Mil— lilt and is supposed to have bH«^*
Twenty-five others were more or less serhmsr
The union miners were in superior a«g**
and made short work of the others. "*"£*
stones and knives were used, and nearly e«w
one of the non-union miners sustained »o»
kind of an Injury. - M)
It was some time before the authorities **
informed, and as quickly as possible tjw
county detectives and deputy sheriffs were <b»
patched to Butler Junction. . _
After the battle the assailants ret iria "
"Camp Determination." where the strikers »
been living since the lookout. News of tie aw
vance of the officers had preceded thell ?\ t^
when they reached the camp they found i- •
confusion, although many of the strikers ■«•
prepared to make a determined defence. .
Armed with hatchets, clubs and knives. _"
foreigner* poured out of their tents, but _w-£
the deputy sheriffs opened lire with theur **j
volvera the strikers took to Right, and * U J*£
caped but nine, who surrendered without k*-
resistance. The prisoners were then placed c
train and brought to Pitts burp, where they ••»
lodged In the county jail at noon.
"Harmony for Bryan's Sake " on To? MM
Dubious All-Night Session.
Lincoln. Neb.. Aug. IS.— Tie "harmony ■
Bryan's sake" hoped fur at th» beginning of™"
Democratic State- vent ton yesterday I *~*
dubious at 5 o'clock this morning, after an a!l *"2
session, but the final result of the morning's ••■
on the part of the conference committees is ft***
on the entire tick*:.
When Barge was defeated for Governor tlw *&[
lists, with whom he had formerly affiliated ar.d*«
claimed him when he ran tor Governor two >**~
•go. were Indignant, and it looked m lhoU j£is?
two conventions would be unable to <et lo f*^r
l"his morning, however, the Populists were •?¥*_
to tak« th» remaining portion of th« ticket Mf_
Indorse Shaltenberger the gubernatorial can<C-»
who had defeat der:e. _ .m
W. H. Thompson, of Grand Island, who **» <*-
fusion nominee for Governor four years a**'- m Jr^.
dorsed for the United State* Senate, and th *^a,
cmts and Populists elected to the l-«"* l » :at 'E* «
full are instructed by the state convention
vote* tor him. „ v
The Democratic portion of the state ttck« » <;
follows: Governor. Ashton C Shallenbeni ,
Alma: Lieutenant Governor. William H. W*** «f
Crelghton; Secretary of State. Carl K. >h>U''neTt .
Waho«: Treasurer. Frank *.'. Babcoefc. of Hae^
Attorney General. L. I Abbott, of Omy^Jr.
Populists Tver* perraltte.l to name the fwK ,V'
For Auditor. J. S. Canady. of Minden; for^
Commissioner. J. V. Wolfe., of Lincoln: for tli ?l"c.'
tendent of Public Instruction. Professor Wi- • t ,
Cherry County; for Railway Coinmlsstonera^;,;^,:,
Horat, of Polk County: J. W. Davis, of *SS>
County. Dr. A. P. Fltssimmons. of Johasoa I ->**

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