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thousands Go Dozen to Sec Vand'er
bilt Cup Race Decided.
international automobile race for the cup
Jcni by William K. Vanderbllt. Jr.. will bo
*" C ted at fl o'clock this morning over th« 29.71
*7le circuit laid out In Nassau County. Long
\m . The drivers must make ten laps of the
!^|L*. and the winner of the great speed test
!rfll be hailed shortly after 11 clock. Judging
* the number of persons gathered in the nelgh
vrhood f>t th * course last night, the crowd
_ii be the biggest in the history of automobile
nv'inic in this country.
* At 12 o'clock last night a heavy fog drifted In
• the ocean, making it decidedly uncomfortable
/ r the hundreds of persona who were spending
ight In the open air The officials said If
J" fog did riot lift it ml nt be necessary to do
l'v the start an hour or more, as It would not b»
--fp to send the c«rs away at racing speed with
tot. ton hanging heavy and low.
The eiodus to the course began yesterday
jnorninp. and all nipht long there was a steady
' am of automobiles making their way down
ei-h ~eet. across the ferry and out over tho
I/ir.g Island roads. Those who were not fort
vnfi 'f> 111*1 to be able to po by automobile
took th*» trains, and the specials left Loner Island
CiS and Flat bush avenue Brookiyi** «V-*;y' hat
horn after 1 30 o'clock to crowded that *ta;v.\lnff
room was at a premium.
The officials at the 34th street ferry estimated
that pome eight thousand cars had crossed from
noon yesterday until midnight. As early as 1
©'dock in the afternoon 34th street and Second
bjsjsjb were congested with automobiles of all
Idr.ds and descriptions, from the huge touring
car to (»« Httls runabout. A line was estab
lished which ran up 84th street to Second ave
rue. then up that thoroughfare four or five
Works, and it took the cars a full hour after
jetting down near the ferry to get across to the
other side. Once over, there was a wild race to
the course, and many spirited brushes when po
jjosinen were not in eight. There were many
close shave? and numberless breakdowns. As an
automobile show the Journey to the course has
perhaps never been equalled.
Garden City. Mineola, Roslyn. East Norwich
end the other towns in the neighborhood of the
course were so overrun with persons seeking ac
commodations for the night, that it was almost
Impossible to get ■ chair to sit on. much less a
bffl to sleep on. Hundreds were forced to spend
the night in the open air, while other hundreds
camped out In their automobiles and considered
themselves lucky. The speed mania had taken
fu -h a held that even those who had to walk
around to keep awake had no complaints to
make so long as they were there on time to see
the first car sent whizzing over the course.
At Krug's Hotel, at the corner of Jericho
Turnpike and Mineola avenue, the automobiles
■were packed in so tight last night that there was
hardly room to move. A few cots were to bo
tad at $5 aplece, but these were quickly snapped
pj At the Garden City Hotel a crowd of some
four thousand or five thousand persons were
trying their best to get something to eat be
tween 7 and S o'clock, while accommodations of
isv kind or description could not be had at any
price. More than two thousand automobiles
*ere packed about th« grounds. It was the
tastttory at the Mansion House, at Roslyn, and
lor tfcit natter at every inn and private house
nithiTi r.i'.ef of the course.
At " o'clock last night b!g touring cars with
poirerfn! r::srhtß were speeding over the
count at a rate that threatened Imminent dan
per to these who tried to crops from one side to
tile other. Then were po many of them that
they were racing by a plven point at the rate of
■kes in even,- five minutes. There were quite
as nan* women as men In the cars, and with
hsjdjrajß exception they were dressed so as to
tl#ni the night in the open air.
It was estimated that over two hundred thou
sand persons would watch the cars in their mad
fii£ht over the oiled roads.
The start and finish of the race, will be at tho
eS-ial grandstand, at Westbury. Peats and
boxes in this stand were bought weeks ago, and
their owners value them beyond price. Amonj
the ueH known box holders are: W. G. McAdoo.
• Ml "' r '- McCJellan. Richmond Talbot, Walter
tfWte. M. J. Bunions, Dave Hennen Morris,
Bobert Lee Morrc-11, S. T. Davis, jr., A. I* Biker.
E F. Russell. A. G. I . :• balder. B. A. Miles,
JCM Parson. E. R. Thomas, William K. Vander-
Wt. Robert Graves, O. H. P. Belmont. Harry
rone Whitney. Robert E. Fulton. E. J. Conill.
«» Ciar*:ve Mackay. James L. Breese, Sidney
f se, 1.. H Williams. It. Lincoln Lippltt. W.
<*ould Brokaw. J. M. worth, Mrs. Elliott F.
Qtepard, \V. H. Hearst, C. R. Mabley, J. Borden
jUrriman. Arthur Iselin, Senator M. G. Buck
'"'■■ H. L. Bowden, H. B. Duryea. Lorfllard
Bpeaoer. jr.. Colonel E. H. R. Green. George Me-
Mfflon Brown, Thomas Hitchcock, Foxhall P.
Keen*. ''■' \v. Montgomery. A. F. Kountxe, A. K.
nrdlngton. Payne Whitney. E. D. Morgan. Col
«*I John Jacob Astor. Charles G. Gates, C. J.
Butler. J. B. Brady. M. L. Schwartz. William B.
J^ffl*. Harry Lazier. Mr?. Eliphalet N. Potter,
jr. George [sham Scott, August Belmont. Rob-
W CoDJer, A. G. Hoffman. H. B. Holllns. Albert
C, Boetwli k. Carl Page, Delancey Nleoll. R. A.
««eae. Garret a. Hobart, .T. Bord'n Harriman
ted Joseph Auerba^h.
Newfoundland Lazes Suspended by
Modus Vivendi with Britain.
Washington. Oct. 2V--It was announced at the
"at* Department to-day that a modus Vivendi
J^ii \** n reached with the British government in
to the Newfoundland fisheries that will,
4t !s bf-'i»vf^l, be satisfactory to the Gloucester
Jt* rnodua vivendl was concluded by Ambas
••"• P.Md with ihe British Foreign Office
r '*** it t!;., British government agrees that
-'•"^oiindlund will not interfere with the, us- of
Wr*e s-irj.-s j jy American fishermen. Newfound
™jl pused a law prohibiting fiu«h soirn*.*, which
i^it^i States fishermen Bay arc necessary
y* ? u^f*'uJ fishing. Another law passed by
s^°JJndfcand tvbleh it is agreed i [II not be
«"for«»fi | S , hat fojhjd^jnjj the shipping of New-
r ' ! nc!!an(l Bailors and fishermen by American
KiJited Slates agrees not to fish on Sun
'"'•■• t0 pay light dues and to port to the ciis
i Mouses when th*-y go on the fishing grounds
***nerer It Is practicable. The American n.-h
•••'» Bfiy ti iat O f ten j,- a prevents their report
~S to the custom houses, and this, according to
'I' 0 l!10^"». is retarded as a valid excuse. The
t ."' ! " 1 States government recognises the right
**vfoun<Sland to require that the fishermen
v '* 1 fcjiort to thA custom houses so that tha
ii*. W !* oJn4:ar - <] authorlUei may know what fl-sh
!£"**'.• v!-._> on tlie grounds.
Kk''.* 11 '" viw:i<Ji Is to continue ■Jurlnff the
MjZ!r 9*Wng fasor. It is expected fliai an
%;i,' t|f " ; y rwvwlns •'*" *- l ° disputed points
M > OCjoi! at . J>
To-d»y ►»,..», -rm.
To-marrow, tmir cooler
One Killed, Two Dangerously Hurt,
on Way to Race.
Up to midnight last night three serious acci
dents had occurred in the rush of machines to
the automobile race. One man was killed al
most Instantly, two more possibly fatally hurt
and several others severely Injured.
Joseph Stadler, a laborer, was cut down in the
afternoon by a huge touring car at Stelnway
and Potter avenues, Astoria, and so crushed that
he died on the way to St. Joseph's Hospital.
William If. Woods, of Boston, is the owner of th«
car. His chauffeur was arrested and admitted to
About the same time in the Hoffman Boule
vard Felix Salzarolski. apparently confused by
the rush of many cars, fell in front of one which
he wu trying to dodge. His back was broken
tind^he was injured Internally. He was taken to
the Long Island Hospital. His condition is seri
oua. The driver of the car did not stop, al
though he undoubtedly knew of the accident.
Late at night two big touring cars, going in
opposite directions, crashed into each other be
tween Hempstead and (Jarden City, with a noise
heard for a great distance. The. occupants were
hurled from the cars and all were severely in
jured. Israel W. Williams, owner of the car
■which was bound for the race, at a forty-mile an
hour speed, was injured internally and was
taken to the Nassau Hospital at Hempstead.
A man named R. A. Stanford owned the other
machine, which was tearing along toward Hcmp
stead. Williams was the only person danger
ously injured, although the others were badly
torn and bruised. Several of the automobiles
bound for the race stopped and helped the in
jured. The accident occurred at the dangerous
curve ;l t r<-;rriere-s, almost directly in front of
the training quartern of the Itala team, which
will compete in the race to-day.
The accident was due in great part, it was
said, to Stanford a machine having hut one light
There were several women In Wllliams's car.
but all escaped with bruises.
At King's Point, about midnight, two other
machines qpni" Into collision head on. and Rob
ert A. Stretton, of Brooklyn, was thrown head
foremast from his car. He was severely bruised
about the face and fractured a kneecap. The car
thnt ran Into his was tearing along at forty mllea
an hour, it Is said. Both machines were badly
Venezuelan President Recovers from
Serious Illness.
Carlos 15. Figueredo. Consul General of Venez
uela in this city, receive* a cable, dispatch yes
terday saying that President Cipriano Castro
had entirely recovered from his Illness.
rai Castro was stricken a few months
ago. He was compelled to abandon aJI his offl
,la' duties, and was removed to Macnto. a sea
side resort near La Ouayra. There he. received
only members of his family and his physlclap,
T>r. Revenga, who is also his secretary general.
Borne reports from Macuto said that the con
dition of the President was precarious, and it
was believed that he would never again tak" up
his duties.
Twenty Young Girls Said To Be
Members of School of Crime.
The nrre«-t of two girls, eleven and twelve
years old, last night, on a charge of shoplifting,
and their confession of th<ir guilt, according to
the police, reveals an extensive school of theft
said to have been conducted by a woman ac
cused by the children of acting as a "fence" for
their operations, and presumably as an instruc
tor In crime. The police say that they have the
name and address of the woman, and her ar
rest is expected.
Two girls were arrested in a department store
in Sixth a\*enue. near l&th street, by l> l> Kash,
th»- ln.iis-- detective, who says he saw them take
various article from the counters. They gave
their names ;ip Lena Palata, of So. 222 Sullivan
street, sod Tesslo Lunze. <>t No. 180 Prince
street They were taken to the children's so
. 1. 1-
The ..,,;; toM Kash, he i ys, that they had
been taking goods from stores for the last two
weeks, and that they knew of fifteen or twenty
other «'• Is who went ; " Khool and, after being
dismissed, went around among ''"' stores and
picked up anything they could when they were
■■"■'' 'the Y*oinpl.'ilr:t of John Fisher, of the de
rmrtrrent store at Sixth avenue and 14th street.
EjTcJe. of No. ••'■' Thompson -„•-.•> and
Sarah C .■■-• of Bedford street, both under
twetve years of age. were arrested but night
tu<l ,, ', , rge of stealing ribbon. The girls
2L~ lulled over to the Children's Society.
Mrs Cia."io was a's,. arrested and held on su 3 :
Pl v.°,'-v this morning .--, poll errexfvl Mrs.
t« .', I a als'f.t her house. No. 222 Sullivan
■ . Jounggir
suspicious article..
Xew Orleans Suffers Heavily — -
Many Homes Destroyed.
New Orleans, Oct. 5. — Seven persona were
killed in cyclonic disturbances to-day, according
to reports which have reached here from the
country about New Orleans. Deaths are report
ed from both St. James and West Baton Rouge
There were three separate tornadoes, causing
great property damage In sections which a week
ago to-day were more or less devastated by the
gulf hurricane.
The first tornado was at Pontchatoula. J.n .
about fifty miles north of here; th" second in
Xew Orleans, and the third near Blloxi, Miss.,
about half way between here and Mobile, on the
gulf coast.
The tornado at Pontchatoula s-truck the south
ern end of the town about 7 o'clock in the morn
ing. George Hawes was killed In bis home,
which was blown down, and his wife and four
children were badly Injured. Three Negroes
were also reported killed at Pontchqtoula.
Tho second tornado appeared in New Orleans
soon after 8 o'clock, ripping a narrow path
through five miles of th« city's home and busi
ness sections, and d"ing $500,000 damage.
Xo lives were lost here, but one Xegro was
probably fatally Injured by a freight car which
overturned upon him, and half a hundred other
persons were injured, eleven of whom were taken
to hospitals.
The third tornado passed seven miles north
west of Blloxi, Miss., where it overturned an
engine and three cars belonging to the Dantzler
Lumber Company, slightly injuring the engineer
The residential district of the city, which lay In the path of yesterday** tornado.
and fireman. Immense trees which withstood
last Thursday's hurricane were uprooted In this
In New Orleans a woman and child were in
jured by the blowing down of a house at Ist and
Magnolia streets, and a Negro In Douglas Par
ish was reported to have been picked up bodily
by the wind and carried several feet, being bad
ly bruised.
The tornado entered New Orleans near Audu
b«>n Park, having crossed th" Mississippi River
from the farming country opposite that point.
The wind was accompanied by a low hanging
cloud and a heavy rumble It travelled north
wi st until it reached the fine residence portion
of the city at St Charles and Napoleon avenues.
Hen- the damage was the lightest done in any
part of the tornado's course.
From St. Charles avenue the wind proceeded
straight ahead to Martngo and Cnrondelet
streets, where it ireen d sharply to tho north
ward, and in this direction passed out of the
The path of the tornado through the city w«s
from thirty to fifty f- . t wide This narrow zmo
was strewn bricks friun demolished ' him
neys, detached boards, uprooted trees, fallen tele
graph poles iml an occasional roof, it was the
falling of these objects which caused most of
the Injuries
peculiar feature of thi> disturbance in the
city was the fact that few persons within half a
n || c o f the tornado's path knew there had bean
a storm snd the local United States Weather
Bureau received first Intimation of a tornado
from a newspaper reporter.
Buildings unroofed Included th<- st Elizabeth
Convent In Napoleon avenue: the New Orleans
Furniture Companj . at the fool of B ll- i
hlr , „ the ral Aiai Roller Skating Rink, and the
P' s works at Pydraa and Magnolia si
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 5. — tornado passed to-day
near Kushla, a station on the Mobile & Ohio
, ; .,,.,,,1. about twelve miles north of Mobile.
No loss of Ufa lies been reported, and owing
to the thinly populated country It is hardly
probable that there will be any. The tornado
cut a swath one hundred feet wide and felled
much Umber. The Western Union Telegraph
Company not only lo3t their -.vires along the
Mobile .v Ohio Railroad rout . but also lost
those aloi a the Louisville & Nashville and
Southern Railroad. The wires weht down simul
Republicans Urged to Enroll on
First Day.
The registration days in this city for the com
ing election are the following:
Monday. October 8;
Tuesday. October 0;
Saturday, October 13;
Monday, October 15.
On each day of registration the polling places
in all the election districts will be open to elec
tors, with ejection officers in attendance, from
7 a. m. to 10 p. m.
The registration days this year come earlier
than usual, the change In the law having been
designed to permit of more time for the investi
gation of the registration lists between the last
day of registration and Election Day. Citizens
should observe, too, 'hat all the registration for
the election Is confined within a period of eight
A person is qualified to have his name placed
on the registration books as an elector If he is
a i Itiz.-n who will be twenty-one years old on
or before the day of election, and who has been
sin inhabitant of the state at least one year, a
resilient of the county at least four months and
a resident of the election district m which he
may offer to vote at least thirty days preceding
the election. It has been held by the courts that
a person who will be twenty-one years old on
the day after the election has the right to reg
ister and vote.
Republicans of the city should register next
Monday, remembering that delay In qualifying
as voters will be more dangerous than usual
thta year, the four days of registration coming
dose together. Early registration of a large
number of Republican voters in tha city also
encouragrea tho leaders of th« party and makes
success on Election Day all the more probable.
Accidents, illness or Imperative business en
gagements might prevent registration after Mon
day next If the opportunity to mak» sure of a
vote is neglected on that day. Register Mon
day and be on the safe side.
Young Woman Pulled from Pony
and Choked by Highnayman.
[By Teleeraph to Tr« Trlbun« ]
Westbury, Long Island. Oct. 5- While Miss
Mary, the thirteen-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Adolph I^adenbuig. was riding her pony home
ward, she wus attacked by a highwayman at
about 8:80 o'clock this evening. The 'man
viciously unseated her. at the same time choking
her to prevent any outcry He demanded h> r
money. The girl straggled and for a moniem
broke from the highwayman's grasp and utter>-l
piercing screams, which were heard by KJward
Pltsgerald, the gardener of Mrs, McDonald, a
neighbor of the Ladenbursp, In Meadowbrook
Park, who immediately run to her assistance.
Servants wan summoned and a chase for the
highwayman began, bvl he had disappeared fen
the (iaik"ei-s.
MISS Ladenburg, unconscious, was carried 'o
the gardener's home, and there revived. She
was then taken to her home. A physician found
her suffering from several bud bruises and com
pletely unnerved.
Sheriff « aiderslecve and a posse are scouring
the vicinity and hope to intercept the highway-
Man by morning.
Miss Ladenburg will probably be confined to
f> reral Jays.
via Pennsylvania Railroad; rook ballast dustle**
rcialbe.l Leave! New fork J '-. p. m.. arrives Cht
cn^n 833 ». m. Other fast train* to Chicago and St.
Veiled Thrusts at Democratic Candidate-Tells Columbia
Students the State Can't Be Humbugged.
Brooklyn Leader Says He Will Call Meeting of County Committee
If Editor Makes Independent Nominations.
The first big meeting of the Republican cam
paign—the ratification of the state ticket— filled
Carnegie Hall last night with a tumultuously
enthusiastic audience that packed the big hall
from the rear of the stage to the last bit of
standing room in the topmost gallery. When
the meeting began two thousand had been
turned away from the hall.
Mr. Hughes made the chief address, after be
ing introduced by the chairman. Herbert Par
sons. The favorable impression as a political
speaker made by Mr. Hughes in his speech of
acceptance at the Republican Club on Wednes
day night was more than sustained by his speech
last night.
Interrupted every few minutes by applause
and cheers, Mr. Hughes made an address dra
matic in its earnest appeal for political decency
and honesty.
The temper of the audience was shown clearly
by the hisses that greeted every mention, how
ever oblique, of the 'Democratic * candidate. It
was quick to catch every point made by Mr.
Hughes. Just after he had described some, pres
ent conditions, he paused to ask:
"What Is it that we want""
"Hughes!" yelled two thousand throats in
Just after declaring that he would, when
elected, do his duty to the state and be no one's
lackey one man on the Btage cried out:
"You bet you won't."
"I wont." declared Mr. Hughes, with unmis
takable emphasis.
To every enthusiastic interruption Mr. Hughes
had an answer, qutck and sure as a rifle bullet.
and without losing the thread of his discourse
for a moment.
The declaration that right conduct was de
manded not only in office but in getting the office
received ready applause.
"The man." Mr. Hughes "who would
corrupt public opinion Is the most dangerous
enemy of the state."
He mentioned no name, but every one kn»w
who was meant when he spoke of the man
who made capital out of misfortune who turned
righteous indignation to his own profit, who
was not saddened by iniquity, but revelled !n
the distortion of evils. The hisses which greeted
this brief incisive summing up of th<» qualities
of Mr. Hearst gave way to cheers as Mr. Hughes
ended his speech by declaring that the govern
ment of the state as well as of the country was.
based on pound public opinion and r.ot on an ap
peal to mad passion and the ignorance of the
Inspector Walsh was in charge of thf> police
arrangements at the meeting, with three hun
dred men under him. The crowd started to
gather by 6 o'clock. By 7 a tabSj string of men
and women stretched north from the entrance to
the hall, between double lines of patrolmen, like
the tail if a "Q" Anybody who lost his place
in this line had to go back to the end. and the
police were none too gentle in enforc!ng this,
either. At I o'clock every seat en the stage, on
the floor and in nil four big galleries was taken.
There were many women In the audience, per
haps one to every four men. All had received
American (tags at the door, and by the tbi the
hall was half filled it was. with the national
and state standards that flanked the walls, a
mass of blaz'ng color.
At 8-05 o'clock Mr. Hughes. M Linn Brae*,
Herbert Parsons and Job Hedges walked on tha
stage. Attorney General Mayer came Inter In
a moment the hall, from the crowded stage to
the rear seat in the fourth gallery, was in an
uproar. As Mr Hughes reached the edge of th»
platform the band burst into "America" ami
Mr. Hughes led the singing of the anthem.
For fifteen minute* the cheers continued.
Then, as a check, the bard started "Yankee
Doodle ." It served only to start the yells afresh,
particularly when Mr. Hughes, smiling like a
schoolboy, joined in the swinging chorus.
After a quarter of an hour of continuous
cheering Herbert Parsons tried to speak. H ■
was Introduced by tha band playing "There'll
Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night." It
was almost as long again before the enthusiasm
subsided enough for him to make himself heard.
Then he said:
The Republican convention, true to the best tra
ditions of the party and responsive to the will of
all the people, has nominated a ticket worthy of
a great party in a great crisis. On behalf of the
Republican organization of this county 1 thank
you Republicans an.l Americans of all political
faiths for coming, here to-night' and by your pres
ence ratifying the selection that the convention
\ great responsibility rests upon us in this
county In this campaign. This is the enemy's coun
try this Is the enemy's stronghold. The Republican
party expects every man, not only every Republi
can, but every citizen, to do his duty on Election
Day. and that duty cannot be fulfilled unless you
commence it on next Monday, for you cannot vote
unless you register.
Th« candidates for Governor and Lieutenant
Ciovernor stand in striking contrast. On the
other ticket you have two multimillionaires, the
leader of whom Is attempting to get Into office
by appealing simply to the passions of men. Th*jr
were both born wit a silver spoons In their mouths.
Our candidates for those offices are men who have
had to make their own ways in ths world They
were born into good homes, homes of plain living
and high thinking. They learned in their infancy
that they must love their neighbors as themselves,
not for the sake of offices, but because It 1- eter
nally right. They learned yearn ago th« Ninth
Commandment: That they should not bear fnlso
witness against their neighbors; and. tempt them
as you might, you could not persuade them to
get into office by any insincerity or unfairness.
Our candidate for Governor started his working
days In a. way in which so many strong and great
Americans have started. He started, after obtaln
inp his own education, to Impart hi* education to
others. He wu a school teacher. He then a«l
vnnced himself, and he has shown us that ho U
fenrleas, fair and an effective lawyer In behalf of
the whole people. He his s«l<l that the greatest
professional services he has ever rendered were
tho services he rendered here to the people.
The call of the hour Is for men whom the people
can trust. Through eighteen months of exacting
york we saw him day after day. and every day
every man in this city knew that our candidate
for Governor could be trusted.
Mr. Parsons then introduced Mr. Hughes.
After waiting in vain for many minutes for
the applause which greeted him to die away.
Hr. Hughes spoke as follows:
Fellow Citizens. Ladies and Gentlemen. P.o
publicans. Independents and Real Democrat*'
We stand upon a platform that is broad enough.
to admit every lover of good government and,
every friend of progress.
We are neither Bourbons nor demagogues.
We stand opposed to pretence. We stand op
posed to demagogical appeal. We stand lor
right conduct in office and right conduct in ob
taining office.
We believe in government of the people, for
the pecple and by the people, but we do not be
lieve in fooling the people or in exploiting tho
What Is our fundamental security? Is It »
constitution? Does it consist of statutes*? Is It
governmental machinery? Is It not sound publlo
opinion? Without that a constitution Is a mock
ery and free government an illusion.
It is public opinion that determines the execu
tion of the law. It is public opinion that ijj
termines tho sort of men you get in office and'
the character of their administration. It is
public opinion that you must rely upon tot
reformation of the law.
Said Webster: "We think there Is no power
strnn? enough to stand against autocratic*
monarchical or despotic power." But there is a
power that Is strong enough. If properly exerted,
to the purpose, and that power la intelligent
public opinion In all the nations of the earth.
When we reflect upon the complex conditions
of our modern life, when we reflect upon tha
serious problem presented by our congested
population, by our great enterprise, when wo
consider nil that requires the test of statesman
ship, we realize that there is nothing in this
country so important as sane and intelligent
public opinion.
The voice of the people, is the voice of God
when reason and conscience, those divine gifts,
hold sway. We can trust the future, we can
rest assured that what is wrong will be mad*
right. We can be confident that no problem is
too great for the American people 'to solve; wo
can have an abiding confidence In all that be
longs to the troublesome days before us, pro
vided we keep our heads and hold our reason.
The man that would corrupt public opinion is
the most dangerous enemy of the stat«. We talk
about the perils that are incident to concentra
tion of wealth, we talk of the perils that follow
disregard of fiduciary responsibility, we talk
of abuses of privilege, we talk of exploiting the
government for private advantage, but all of
these menaces, great as they are. are nothing
compared with the system of attempting to per
vert the public judgment. For it Is upon this
judgment v;e must rely for everything we priza
and for all the progress fas which we hope.
Our opponents Invoke the memory of the Illus
trious dead. They clothe their political naked
ness with the mantles of the historic great and
the memories we all prize. They are fond of
qoo!)ng Thomas Jefferson. They are fond of
quoting Abraham Lincoln.
[ was reading i paper the other night, a paper
which for all practical purposes I understand is
controlled and owned by an opponent, although,
when he is sued it appears that it is owned and
controlled by a corporation. I read In this pa
per this statement:
"'Uncoln was the kind of man that could took
above and beyond parties to the real welfare of
the nation. He was fond of quoting Jefferson."
The- implication of the argument seemed to ba,
something like this Men like Lincoln are fond
of quoting Jefferson; we are fond of quoting
Jefferson, therefore we are like Lincoln.
Well, Lincoln was said to have quoted Jeffer
son and to have remarked, "It is no child's play
to save the principles of Jefferson from total
overthrow in this country."
Now. lam a hit fond of Jefferson myself. You
may have noticed that I came on the platform
with a substantial volume. 11 is one of tha
series entitled. "The Writings of Thomas Jef
Jefferson was a great believer in the liberty
of the pre.>s. He once said that if he had to
choose between government without newspapers
or newspupers without a government, he would
choose the latter.
Rut some of the principles of Jefferson had
reference to the whole duty of an editor.
When he was asked how to conduct a news*
paper he wrote as follows to George Norvellt
He believed that reformation, like charity.
should bee;in at home. He said:
"Perhaps an editor might begin reformation
In some such way as this. Divide his paper into
four chapters, heading the first. Truth; second.
Probability; third. Possibility; fourth. Lies.
"The first chapter would be very short, as It
would contain little more than authentic papers
and information from such sources as the editor
would be willing to risk his own reputation upon
for their truth.
"Th- second would contain what from a ma
ture consideration of all the circumstances his
Judgment should conclude to be probably trust
This, however, should rather contain too littla
than too much.
"The thin! and fourth should be for thos«
readers who would rather have lies for their
money than the blank paper they would oc
I continue what Jefferson said: Such an
editor would have to set his face against th«»
demoralizing practice of feeding the public mind
habitually on slander and the depravity of tasta
which this noxious element induces. Defama
tion is becoming a necessary of life. Inascsncll
th.it a dish of lea in the morning or evening
cannot be digested without this stimulant.
"Even those who do not believe those abomi
nations read them with complacence to their
auditor*, and Instead of Indignation, which
should rill a virtuous mind, betray a secret
pleasure at the possibility that some may bei!ev#
them, though they do not them*
Those are some of the principles of Thomas
And now with a different significance I read
what Lincoln said: "It Is not child's play ta
•■are the principles of Jefferson from total over
throw in this country." Th.it Is the work of
grown men; that is the work of men that can
vote; and. aaless I mistake the sentiment of
this state. It will most emphatically disapprova
of the. effort to debauch the public Judgment by
reckless denunciation and by the wide circula
tion of abuse.
As against reckless denunciation I set fair
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