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.service in accordance with an act of Congress
:. v providing for an increase of : 20 ■ per cent in ■ the
par of those* receivingi less! than' $1,009' I year
It ha , been represented that the appropriation
made for this purpose had: been directed to
other channels, and Mr. Berinet *;-.!-•> an order
directing an inquiry. . . '
E. C. Duncan, of North Carolina, member of
• the executive committee of the Republican Na
tional Committee, was at the Hotel Manhattan
The]} Condemn His Veto-- Much
Enthusiasm Shewn in Oswego.
» TBy T*lerrapli«« Tfc« Tribune. 1 ! • j
' Oswego, N. T., Aug. Despite antagonism
en the part of the volunteer firemen, whom he
came here to address, and despite a pronounced
feell'-.T against his renomination on the pert of
-county leaders. Governor Hughes had a recep
tion here last night and; to-day which will go
down in the annals of this city. Even the Dem
ocrats, headed by Charles" N. Bulger, paid high
tribute to him. .. - , ; . ;
Much of the enthusiasm which prevailed was
due to the fact that a prolonged festival, the
volunteer firemen's convention; was In progress,
and the city was in a gala, mood, to which the
Governor's presence added the climax. Yester
day a good part of it was based on genuine ad
miration and affection for the Governor, and
Oswego. used to the other, could distinguish be
tween the two feelings.
It was a realization of this which prompted
one man, active In the day occurrences, to de
clare to-night: "Governor Hughes got a recep
tion here such as no other prominent visitor
<?ver had. and I don't except President Roose
This was the purely popular side of the fes
tivities attendant on the visit of a former
Oswego citizen, now chief executive. On the
jolitical side, it seems rather doubtful whether
the Governor's trip here has been so advan
tageous. There has been launched against him.
in the passage by the firemen of a resolution
condemning his veto of, the "factory mutuais"
bill, a bolt of heavy calibre politically. It is
being taken up by his political antagonists.
Evidence is not wanting to indicate that some of
them connived at its forging, and It will add
pneatly to their store of effective ammunition.
The Governor this afternoon made a lucid
statement of his reasons, for the veto, which.
analyzed, must show that under the conditions
he could have taken no other stand. This state
ment, though, did not carry weight with the dis
affected among the firemen, and scenes in some
of the trains out of town to-night when Gov
ernor Hughes^ name was mentioned almost
quailed the display of hatred shown by the
Barnes and Woodruff followers returning from
the Chicago convention. Of course, it is only a
part of the firemen who are in such a state, and
Influential members of the association say they
do not comprise a majority by any means.
Many firemen Individually and as representa-
Tivcs of companies have told Governor Hughes
and his friends that the resolution did not rep
resent their sentiments, and he would have their
support. The Oswego County delegates to the
«=tate convention are elected. On the delegation
are Hughes and anti-Hughes men. Judge Mer
rick Stowell. the county leader, is recognized as
a pronounced anti-Hughes man. Colonel John
T. Mott, state committeeman, and his son,
Luther W. Mott, appointed Superintendent of
Banks by Governor Hughes, only to resign a
ten days later, are equally strong for Hughes.
Neither leader is avowing his feelings for pub
lication. It is generally believed that an agree
ment has been reached, In view of the divided
sentiment that no efforts will be made to have
the delegates pledged, instructed or hampered in
any way.
In this city the sentiment is nearly all for
Hughes. The Governor reached here last night
with a reception committee which met him at
Syracuse, headed by Luther Mott. He was
taken to Colonel HoCTb home. The streets were
• thronged *o the motor cars hardly could move.
People pressed around to shake the Governor's
"hand. to look at him. even, and cheer after cheer
yhook the bunting-draped streets. At that time
the win had adopted their resolution con
demning bis veto of their adopted it at a
time when about half the delegates were not
present, and with only perfunctory discussion.
They formed a good pan of the throngs?, but
their feelings were swallowed up In the out
burst of Hughes enthusiasm.
So. too. this morning, when the Governor
visited the naval reserves' gunboat out In the
Take and later attended an organ recital at St.
Paul's Roman Catholic Church. Whatever
lack of cordiality there might have been on
the part of the firemen was hidden by the out
bursts of the citizens. The greeting of the Rev.
iv an Barry, whose jurisdiction includes Syra
cuse, Dttca and large towns in Central New
York, was Mpafismßsr fervent. He grasped the
Governor's hand at the threshold of the church
and spoke of his intelligence, courage and prob
ity. The people were confident, he said, that
these attributes maM result in the Govern
or'F succeeding himself. "Our state has never
■had a more able, intelligent or conscientious
Governor.- he said; "so we count on your yet
presiding <*\'— the destinies of our country
from the While House."
From the organ recttsJ the Governor went to
I luncheon at the Country Club, where Charles
N. Bulger sat beside him. Later he was driven
through Etr*»ets lined with choiring throngs to
historic Fort Ontario, where he was scheduled
to make an address. The big parade ground,
with the sparkling lake in the background,
presented an animated picture. Carriages and
motor cars blocked all the roads leading to it.
while in th*» vicinity of the commandant's
IsMM and the stand erected for the speakers
"was a throng of from M.600 to 15.000 person?,
many of them In the gorgeous uniforms of the
country firemen.
It was exp«H:ted that the Governor would re
ply to the firemen's resolution by presenting his
reasons for the veto, and Judge Bulger made
his ground very easy in his speech of introduc
tion. la vigorous terms he commended the
Governor for his defence of the constitution and
organ! 1 law exemplified .by his anti-gambling
fight, df'claring that rhe success of the consti
tutional form of government would not be fully
established until the crisis over the Governor's
renomination wac settled satisfactorily.
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last night He brought rosy reports from the
South, ' and '; said * that ' never * before has - there
been so much "widespread interest there in a Re
publican candidate for President. -He; -was par
ticularly impressed, he said, with the chance that
the Republicans have in his state this year. .Ho
'will report to his colleagues on the executive
committee to-day regarding the situation in the
south. • '"■■';'; •■"* .•■ ■
"I await the determination of this' issue with
the greatest interest," said he. "whether it can
be held by any political organization now ex
isting or 'which ever existed that the consti
tution shall be obeyed on one side of a fence
and not on the other. Though a Democrat, I
want here before this big throng to express my
admiration for our Governor because he is ever
mindful of his oath of office. Just so long as
wrongs must.be resisted and the right assisted.
it -, important that we shall have for Governor
a - ... - like him, absolutely fearless, and in say
ing this I believe I express the feelings of every
one here." ••::■ .*-.-": *«~; : ' r -
Governor Hughes, when the applause had
died away, spoke of his affection for Oswego,
his early residence here, and the historical as
sociations of the place. He continued by de
claring his admiration for the work of the fire
men and their sense of service to their fellows,
holding that this MM one of the essential things
in life. His veto of "the factory mutuais" bill
was dictated, he said, by no antagonism to the
firemen, but by his belief that it was unconsti
tutional and unjust in principle.
"You would have no respect for a Governor
who would sign a bill he didn't believe was
right just to curry favor and gain votes." he
■One may have every good will toward an as
sociation or a particular interest," he went on.
"but in dealing with a concrete measure one
must look at it only in the light of its general
bearing. If you are a diffident man in an ex
ecutive position, then one day you will sign a
railroad bill simply because a railroad wants it:
another time you will sign a labor bill because
labor wants it, and another time it will be a
bill for this interest or that simply because
this or that interest wants It. A man who does
th's very long will lose his self-respect and
ought to be submerged by. the unanimous con
demnation of the people. .
•I believe in democratic government and I
believe in officials going to the people and tell
ing them why they have done things and why
they have not done things. No man is worthy
of office who would shirk from the fullest ex
planation of anything which may be questioned."
After his speech the Governor and Secretary
Whalen of the State Department, who had pre
ceded him. shook hands with the throng of vis
itors The Governor returned to Albany to
night. He has no other speaking engagements
th The resolutions passed by the convention be
sides regretting the Governors failure to ap
prove the factory mutuais bill asked that fire
men withhold their support from all candidates
for executive and legislative office who showed
themselves unfriendly to such a measure C opies
of the resolution were ordered sent to the chair
men of the various political committees.
J. A. Hodge Sees Democrats Get
tins: State Unless He Does.
The renomination of Governor Hughes was pro
nounced absolutely necessary from every point of
view by J Aspinwall Hodge and other speakers
last night before Club A, of the People's Institute.
No 31S East 15th street. A letter was also read
from George Haven Putnam, head of the publish
ing house of G. P. Putnam Sons, in which he
said that Governor Hughes was the only man who
could obtain the large Independent vote of this
Mr*' Putnam pointed out the decisive part played
by the independent voters of this state in every
election- If the Republican leaders did not re
nominate the Governor, he asked how they could
"point with pride" to the Republican administra
tion of Governor Hughes and yet confess that they
did not consider him a desirable candidate for an
other te-m The party leaders are to be responsi
ble he «id. if the country is burdened by four
years of Bryanism.
' Mr Hodge told the club that he had not voted
tor Governor Hughes at the last election because
he did not believe then that Hughes could down
the bosses and defend the rights of the people.
instead, he said the Governor had proved indis
putably that he could.
"When the Governor wrs being spoken of for
Presidential honors I wrote him that the state
reeded him for a second, term." said Mr. Hodge.
••He aid he did not think there were any obliga
tions resting on him to run a. second time. He
Si not know then that the Legislature was going
To turn down some of the bills which considered
vitally important to the interests ot this state.
•at seems to me necessary to renominate Gov
ernor Hughes, if for no other reason than that the
P^pte of this state and of the whole United States
are determined that they shall rule, and not the
bosses. Every party is interested in the election
of Governor Hughes. Indeed. I think that Governor
Hughes owes his election to Mr. Hearst. The senti
ment of the state is Democratic, but Mr. Hearst
drove the entire independent vote and the Inde
pendent Democratic vote over to Hughes."
Mr Hodge went on to say that the standard of
the Democratic candidate for Governor would de
pend entirely upon the renominaUon or rejection
of Governor Hughes by the Republican leaders
"I believe that the most Important issue in this
state Is Hughes, because his nomination is groins to
force the Democrats to put up the highest type of
man they possess." he declared. "If he Is not re
nomlnated I believe the voters this fall will have
nothing but slaves of the bosses of each party to
choose between."
The only valid reason the speaker could see for
the negative side of the subject of the meeting.
"Should Governor Hughes Be Renomlnated?" was
that the Republican party didn't deserve him.
J. Brooks Leavitt. a. former president of Club A
of the Peoples Institute, said that the state issues
were not drawn on party lines, but on th« most
efficient enforcement of the laws. Governor Hughes
is pre-eminently a people's Governor, he said.
Though he is a Democrat, and the party put up
their best man, "a thing they haven't done for
many years," he expected to vote for Hughes. Ha
thought all other independent Democrats would do
In his letter to Gabriel W«i*. president of Club
A, expressing his regret at being unable to attend
the meetln*. G. Haven Putnam said:
1 am myself to be classed with, the independents,
or Independent Democrats, and I am, therefore, not
In a position to speak with any authority to the
managers of the Republican party In this state.
Assuming-, however, that these managers are hon
estly desirous of securing success for their own
ticket, and that they understand the importance
with reference to the national campaign of shaping
a policy that shall be satisfactory to as laJ-ge a
number as possible of the voters of this state, it is
In order to point out to these Republican leaders
that the renomination of Governor Hughes is abso
lutely essential to Republican success.
The independents generally, together with a large
number of Democrats, are desirous of having an
opportunity of -casting their votes for Governor
Hushes. In case the party managers may decide
against his re-nomination, these Independents and
Democrats will be prepared to vote for any reputa
ble Democratic nominee as against any other Re
publican candidate.
The history of the last years shows that there
Is in this state a large mass of voters pre
pared to take Independent action. We need only
to recall the election of Governor Cleveland by a
majority of over 150,000 In a state which in the
previous year had gone Republican. The Inde
pendent voters of that year decided to express
their disgust with the management by the practi
cal politicians of that day of the Republican
party machinery. The last election showed that
tlie •;ite is at present Democratic in its ten
T!i«* state election will '>•* determined, and the
national election may very possibly also be d*
termined, by the Independent votes. If through
V-.r !o*<s of the State of New York by the Repub
licans, the «-ourytry in to t.»- burdened by four
>*ar« of Bnantsm. the responsibility for euch
result will rest upon the state Republican bosses.
These leaders can hardly open their Htate cam
paign unless they may be prepared In their plat
form and announcements to the public to "point
with pride" to the *ucc«»*sful administration of
the present Republican Governor. li Is difficult
to understand :,.■-. they can with any consistency,
while commenilms the Hughe* administration,
explain to the voters that they do not consider
to be a desirable candidate.
Organization Opposition to Governor
— Syracuse Local Situation.
tFroro a Staff Correspondent of Th» Trtbun*. 1
fcyracuse. Aug. 20.— The Onondaga Republican
organization, flushed with successive victories
since UH'l. when Mayor James K. MeGuJre
(Dem.) retired from the City Hall, is working
unitedly to bring about the nomination of Sena
tor Horace White for Governor in the next Re
publican State Convention.
The organization leaders here count on about
eighty votes for Senator White on the first bal
lot from this judicial district, comprising the
counties of Onomlaga. Oneida. oswego. Jefferson
and Lewis. They seem to he confident that it
Governor Hughes is not renominated Senator
White will succeed him.
The Onondaga organization is about as solidly
opposed to the renomination of Governor Hughes
as a county organization can be. There are
three Assembly districts in the county which
will send ten delegates each. From the present
outlook there will be just one Hughes man in
the delegation, and he will be Frederick R.
Hazard, president of the Soivey Process Com
pany and of a local trust company. Mr. Haz
ard, who was one of the delegates-at-large to
the Chicago convention, is fighting the Hughes
battle in the Onondaga organization almost sin
gle handed. That is to say, he is one of the
few prominent Republicans in the county to take
a stand openly in favor of the renomination of
the Governor. Mr. Hazard has the hearty sup
port of a large number of independent Repub
licans and Democrats in the 12th and 13th
wards, but as the organization Republicans
clearly outnumber the Hughes men, there is lit
tle prospect of the success of a Hughes ticket at
the primaries.
The situation in Onondaga Uounty with refer
ence to the renomination of the Governor is
similar to that in Orange and Albany counties.
The acknowledged leaders of the organization
here are Francis Hendricks, former State Su
perintendent of Insurance, Senator Horace
White, Ray B. Smith, clerk of the Assembly,
and Representative Michael E. Drisco'.l. The or
ganization has been under the leadership of
these four men co long and has won so many-
Republican victories that they come pretty near
dominating the Republican situation in Onon
daga County. These four leaders are not cer
tain, like William Barnes, jr., of Albany County,
and William U Ward, of Westchester. that Gov
ernor Hughes cannot be renominated. While
they do not talk for publication, they admit that
the Governor may win, on account of the grow
ing sentiment among church people and inde
pendents, and in that case they predict that
Governor Hughes, who two years ago, received
a plurality of 8,500 in this county, will carry the
county with a plurality this year of from 3,500
to 5,000. A delegation of leaders from the out
lying county towns called on Air. Hendricks and
Senator White to-day and served notice on them
that if they sanctioned or permitted the re
nomination of Governor Hughes they, the town
leaders, would hold the organization leaders ta
this city responsible, thus disclaiming all re
sponsibility themselves for possible failure to
keep the Republican vote up to the mark.
It seems to be a fact here as well as in Albany
that continuous reassertion on the part of the
organization men that Governor Hughes has lost
his availability as a candidate has had its effect
on the rank and file. The discipline in the or
ganization is so thorough that it will be possible
to get into line the great bulk of the Republican
voters, but it is probably a fact that a good
many voters, who have heard the changes rung
on the weakness of the Governor as a vote
getter, will fall out by the way on Election Day.
The arguments against Governor Hughes as a
candidate are the same here that are heard
among the anti -Hughes men In New Tork and
Brooklyn, Xewburg and Albany. Briefly, they
are that the laboring men are cold toward him:
that thousands of railway employes resent his
failure to appoint a practical railroad man as a
member of one of the Public Service commis
sions: that the volunteer firemen, both active
and retired, who are supposed to number 140,000,
are hostile toward the Governor because of his
veto of the bill proposing to impose a tax on
insurance policies of foreign companies doing
business in New York State for the benefit of
the Home for Old Volunteer Firemen; that the
23,060 insurance agentp, whose incomes have
been materially reduced on account of the re
form legislation governing insurance, are up in
arms against the Governor, and that the letter
carriers, policemen and firemen and the persons
who are sore on account of the veto of the < toney
Island 5-cent fare bill swell the number of anti-
Hughes %oters to alarming proportions. AH of
these arguments have been thrashed out a great
many times by the ant!-Hughes people, and
Just what effect they might have on the minds
of voters will not be known unless the Governor
is renominated.
Messrs. Hendricks, White, Smith and Driscoll
are not in a talking mood. The Tribune corre
spondent was unable to induce them to talk for
publication. They were willing to gjrve infor
mation as a guide, but would not talk for direct
It is different with the Hughes men. They
are not many of them on the warpath in On
ondaga County at the present time, but those
who are wearing war paint and feathers furnish
plenty of discussion. Mr. Hazard is one of the
foremost citizens of the Salt City. He lives at
peace with Frank Hendrioka for about ten
months in the year, but along about election
time political communion and fellowship cool,
then cease, and Mr. Hazard in these periods is'
j.. t to say and do things that cause pain all
arourii the Republican reservation. When seen
yesterday Mr. Hazard did not have to be asked
twice for his views on the political situation in
the Empire State.
'I believe," said Mr. Hazard, "that Mr.
Hughes is the most available man for tho office
of Governor of this state, and I believe, further
more, that there is every probability that New
York State will go Democratic on state ana na
tional issues this fall if Governor Hughes is not
renominated. I believe Governor Hughes will be
more generally supported by Republican voters
than any otner candidate. I am confident that
many Republicans would prefer to vote for th>-
Democratic nominee rather than the nomiiire of
the Republicans should he be other than Gov
ernor ghes. The policies of Governor Hughes
meet my approbation absolutely. He has placed
the responsibility in each case Just where it be
long*. The friends of the Governor throughout
the state ought bo get busy at the primaries."
Another militant Republican who is doing
valiant work for the Governor is the Rev. Dr.
Jeremiah Zimmerman, a retired Lutheran
clergyman, distinguished for scholastic attain
ments t.nd knowledge of peoples and affairs all
around the world. Dr. Zimmerman is president
of the Federation of Churches ami Christian
Workers of th- State of New York, which takes
in pretty much all of the Protestant clergy in
the Empire State. Dr. Zimmerman is not a
member of the Hughes League, organized in
Syracuse by the friends of Governor Hughes.
He is a good Republican, and a good deal ttt a.
free lance. This year he t?> for the renomination
of Governor Hughes, and he la rallying hi*
brethren of the cloth from Cnautauqua to Mon
tauk Point.
Dr. Zimmerman is just back from Lake Mo
honk, where he swapped stories with Rear Ad
miral Robley D. Evans. At his home to-day in
South avenue- he said to the Tribune corre
I have communicated with every Protestant
clergyman in the state, emphasizing the im
portlLe of renominating Governor Hughes, an.
suggesting that they use their influence *ith
the people. The results up to date ha*- Mi
been especially gratifying, because many of the
clergy ar- on vacations. We have not done
much work yet. AH classes of per son » that I
have come into contact with are tor Hushes.
He has been a magnificent Governor who labors
all the while for righteousness and he best in
terests of the people at large. He is opposed l to
racetrack gambling and T machine Pities of a
certain class. Francis Hendricks has been the
Republican boss here for a number of years and
he 13 opposed to Governor Hughes. Many per
sons feel that they cannot stand his boasism
any longer. The people understand why «en
dricksT/gaJst Hughes. It is because Hughes
in his insurance investigation, revealed the fact
that Mr. Hendricks fell far short of being an
efficient State Superintendent of Insurance, The
focal organization has declared for Senator
White for Governor. I would be glad to vote for
Horace White as I regard him as a very able
man. but this year I am for Hughes and I think
that it is a pity that Senator White Is in the
race when the people generally want a man not
identified with any machine "will give me
great pleasure to vote for Senator White for
Governor at some time, but I am especially
anxious that he should not be used against Gov
ernor Hughes.
The regular organization plans this fall, in
addition to supporting Senator White for Gov
ernor in the state convention, to renominate
Representative Driscoll. If Senator White
should fail of the nomination for Governor, ha
can return to the Senate, if he wants to. All of
the Onondaga Assemblymen are on the slate
for renomination.
Frederick W. Hammond is chairman of the
Cities Committee. J. H. Walters and John Mc-
Laughlin were not especially prominent in the
Legislature, as last year was their first year
The Oaondaga Republican organization is one
of the most efficient vote getting machines in
the state of New York. When James J. Beldea
was the leader of this county, twenty years ago,
there was so much factional strife that the Dem
ocrats succeeded In electing a city ticket about
half the time. James K. McGuire, for Instance,
served three terms as a Democratic Mayor, prior
to 1901. Mr. Hendricks and his friends in that
v. ar obtained control of the organization, re
tired Belden from the leadership, and elected
J. B. Kline Mayor by a plurality of 1,500. Kline
was nt a prime favorite with the organization
men. who shelved him two years later, when
they elected Alan C Fobes. giving Fobes a
plurality of about 2,000. In 1905 Mr. Fobes, run
ning as the regular organization candidate, was
rO -^l ec tod by 6.000. and in 1907 was again re
The Republicans fill all the local offices and
have a largo majority of the Common Council.
Rolling up Republican pluralities has become a
fixed habit with them. There are nineteen towns
and nineteen wards in the political sub-divis
ions in the county, and Mr. Hendricks and his
colleagues in control of the organization have
maaged to keep things fairly harmonious. The
t<>\vn and ward leader 3 are a sturdy lot of high
class business and professional men and fanners
who get little reward for the hard work they
devote to politics. Mr. Hendricks is the ac
knowledged leader of the county, but he does
not interfere with the districts to any extent-
There is not a great deal of active Hughes sen
timent outside of the 12th and 13th wards. In
those wards there are Hughes clubs which hold
meetings, and pass resolutions denouncing the
Hendricks machine, and call on all good citizens
to rally to the support of Governor Hughes.
Judging from the history and accomplish
ments of the Onondaga Republican organization
in the last few years, it is safe to say that if
the state convention sees fit to renominate Gov
ernor Hughes against the opposition of leaders
like Mr. Hendricks, the organization here will,
after the natural soreness has worn off, fall into
line and give a good account of itself. The sen
timent for Taft and Sherman is strong, and the
opposition within the organization to Governor
Hughes is not likely to affect the vote for the
national ticket to any great extent.
Astoria Voters Organize to Work for Eenom
ination of Governor.
The latest of the leajrues organized in Queens to
work for the renomination of Governor Hughes has
its headquarters at No. 152 Fulton street, Astoria.
Henry C. Johnson, jr.. Is president; the Rev. Will
lam H. Burgwln and the Rev. Herman Lilenthal
are vice-presidents, and Charles L. Yaughaa is sec
retary. An address issued to the voters of tha
Ist Assembly District of Queens, asking them to
attend the primaries on September 5 and vote for
delegates who will urge the renomination of Gov
ernor Hughes, says;
An effort is being 1 made to defeat the renomina
tion of Governor Charles E. Hughes by the so
called leaders and bosses of the Republican ma
chine in the state. Their only excuse for refusing
to renominata him is that he has done his duty as
The machine has been unable to bend him to Its
will against the interests of the whole people, and
the racetrack owners and gambling interests, led
by Senators McCarren and Grady, have combined
with certain Republican party leaders to defeat his
Arrangements are being made to hold a mass
meeting in Astoria on Tuesday evening.
Newspaper Canvass in Lou Payn's Bailiwick
Encouraging for Governor.
Chatham. N. V.. Aug. M. — In order to ascertain
the sentiment in Columbia County on the renomi
nation of Governor Hushes. "The Chatham Cou
rier" addressed three questions to seventy leading
Republicans, whose opinions were not known. The
questions were: 1. Do you favor the renomination
of Governor Hughes? 2. Do you think Republicans
generally In your town favor it? 3. If not Hughes.
who Is your choice?
From thirteen different townships sixty-seven re
plies were received, of which sixty-four were heart
ily In favor of the Governor's candidacy. The sin
cerity and cordiality of the letters seem to leave
no doubt that Mr. Hughes is still as strong as ever
In this, Lou F. Payn's, bailiwick.
Buffalo. Aug. 20.— A dispatch to "The News"
from Albion says that the following signed state
ment was given out yesterday by five of the six
delegates from Orleans County to the Republican
State Convention at Saratoga:
\V>, the duly elected representatives to the Re
publican State Convention, have great confidence
in the ability, integrity and Republicanism of the
Speaker of the Assembly. We also believe that
with him as a candidate for Governor all factional
ism would be cast aside and that he would receive
the united sUDport of all Republicans. Therefore
we announce that our first choice for Governor la
James W. Wadsworth. Jr. >
The sixth delegate la said to lie in accord with
the others, but averse to publicity.
Albion, N. V.. Aug. 20.— Delegates to all the Re
publican nominating conventions to be held this
year In Orleans County were elected at the county
convention, held on April 1. when Governor Hughes
was indorsed for President and Speuker Wads
worth for Governor. The county convention was in
control of the Wad.sworth faction, and Governor
Hughes, not having announced his readiness to ac
cept a renomlnatlon. teases W. Wadsworth. Jr., had
a clear n>ld, ami delegates friendly to Mm were se
lected. The delegates then chosen have formally
agreed to give their votes to Wadsworth for Gov
ernor In the state convention.
Knickerbocker. Ruppiner, Metropolitan and Extra B*e r
Continued from «r«t ***"
the adoption of the Bound money platform of
William S. Edwards, of Charleston. W. Va.,
who wa* chairman of his state delegation to the
Chicago convention, :n S ists that the factional
row in West Virginia will not cost Mr. Taft a
single elector. Mr. Edwards came here to-day
to consult with John Hays Hammond and Ar
thur I. Vorys regarding the formation of a
Taft League in the state. #
••West Virginia is safe for Judgs Taft, saia
Mr Edwards. "The defection of "The Balti
more Sun' to the Taft column, which, leaves
Bryan without a single important representa
tive newspaper in the State of Maryland, is ar.
index of the powerful current already setting
in not only in Maryland, but in Virginia and
West Virginia as well. The movement in West
Virginia in Judge Taff. favor is among the
substantial business men of the state. The Re
publican candidate is extraordinarily popular
in my state. The purely local contention for
supremacy between the Swishcr and Scherr
factions will in no wise Jeopardize the support
which the Republicans and hundreds of Demo
crats will give to the Taft electors. Deep and
hitter cleavagea have already riven the ranka
of the Democrats, as evidenced by the smash-
Ing of the Chilton Maccrkle aspirations at Den
ver and the enthronement of McGraw as the
undisputed boss of the state Democratic ma
Colonel S. Brown Allen, who is in charge of
the Republican rally to be held here to-mor
row, arrived this morning to perfect the final
arrangements. Colonel Allen estimates that
there will be between 2.000 and 2.500 people at
the rally, and laughs at those who say then?
will be ao.ooo. Ha declares that it would be a
physical impossibility for the railroads to bring
so many to Hot Springs for a single day. A
feature of the day will be the presence of the
Stonewall Band, of Staunton. which visited
Canton when McKinley was conducting his
campaign in 1896, and the Vh-ginia Military
Institute Band, of Lexington, which will play
alternately at concerts to be given both morn
ing and afternoon. There were many arrivals
for the rally this evening.
Mr. Taft received the following letter from a
young girl to-day, and it pleased him so much
that he showed it to his newspaper caJlers:
Walviile. Wash.. August 14. 19t)8.
Hon. William H. Taft. Hot Springs, Va.
Dear Sir: I feel that I must write you from
the Evergreen State, but first will speak of
myself. I am the youngest of ten children, all
living but one. My mother died when I was
less than three months old. and my home has
been since w ith an aunt and uncle. lam seven
teen years old, and in the second year high
Now I will tell you how many there are in
my immediate family to vote for Taft and Sher
man. My father, four big: brothers, four broth
ers-in-law, two uncles, three cousins and papa.
Now. if all Republican girls could count as many
votes for Taft, Bryan would surely go into re
tirement for all time.
Well. I hope he will get left, for I do not like
to patch clothes, and mamma says that was her
trad* during the last Democratic administration.
Walviile and Lewis County and Washington
will roll up a good majority for the Republican
candidates and continuation of prosperity.
Hope t"> send congratulations in November to
Hon. William H. Taft. President-elect of the
United States. Very truly.
After reading the speeches which Mr. Sher
man, the Vice-Presidential candidate, and Sec
retary Root delivered at Utica yesterday, Mr.
Taft said:
"I have read with a great deal of interest and
pleasure Mr. Sherman's forcible statement on
the issues of the campaign, and his demonstra
tion that the overshadowing issue of the coming
election is whether Mr. Roosevelt's administra
tion shall be indorsed or not.
"I read also with peculiar gratification the
wonderful testimonial to Mr. Sherman's char
acter and ability which Elihu Root, as a neigh
bor and Intimate friend, paid from his heart to
the Vice-Presidential candidate."'
Robert Mather, president of the Rock Island
Railroad, reached here to-day, and paid his re
spects to Mr. Taft.
Mr. Taft's engagements for Saturday include
conferences with Postmaster General Meyer,
Chief Forester Gffford Pinchot. Theodore P.
Shonts. president of the Metropolitan Securities
Company of New York, and G. W. Painter, an
American missionary to China.
But Xot Under Ohio Siate Commit
tee Auspices, He Says.
■Washington, Aug. 20.— Senator Foraker. of Ohio,
was in Washington to-day, after a vacation spent
In Maine. He wiU remain here until Saturday,
when h« will go to his home In Ohio. On his ar
rival here Senator Foraker found a dispatch from
Frank H. Hitchcock, the Republican national
chairman, expressing regret that they had not met
In New Tork and the hope that when Mr. Foraker
was in that city again they would meet.
The Senator expressed Ms views regarding the
action of the state committee of Ohio tn inviting
him to attend the opening meeting of the Republi
can campaign. In Youngstown. Ohio, and vis pro
spective attitude In the campaign.
"I do not know." said Senator FV>raker. "what
action the state committee took, except as I have
been advised by the newspapers. I see by the
morning papers that Chairman Williams says he
mailed me an invitation last Saturday, but I have
not received It.
"All I know, therefore, is that, according to Urn
newspapers, I do not appear to be either needed
or wanted at Youngstown, except to sit on th«
platform and listen to the speeches that are de
livered by the orators chosen for that occasion. I
would, of course, be glad tr> hear these speeches,
but. as I have already said. I can read them in the
"The fact that I <Tb not care to make any
speeches, under the circumstances, under th« au
spices of the state committee," Mr. Foraker con
tinued, "will not necessarily Interfere with my
making speeches under other auspices. I find on
my desk to-day a number of invitations to speak,
some from Ohio and some from other localities. If
I should see tit to accept any of these Invitation*,
while I would certainly try to speak In such ■*. war
as to help the Republican cause. I yet feel that I
shall be at liberty to express my own views on Im
portant questions about which there probably will
be more or less discussion during the progress of
the campaign."
Chicago. Aug. 20.— It was announced at Repub
lican headquarters to-day that Speaker Joseph G.
Cannon will n.ak« a «peakln§* tour of th« couo-
try. beginning In September. He will talk, if p^
sibic. in every doubtful Congress district.
Texas and Southwest Buyers Tell John Hilej
of Desertion? from Bryan.
There is a strong and steadily growing «»nfhasat
in Texas and the Southwest for Jufl?<» Taft tat
President, according to John Miles. lbs *V.ol«^i #
millinery merchant, of No. «1» Broadway. Mr. M2e»
sees many buyers from that section at thin Mats*
of MM year, and he reports a great gain for Taft
among the solid business men. Many who w«
strong for Bryan two months ago. lacy say, ar »
now going over to the Taft column.
S. B. Ancker. editor of a paper at Denniaon. T?x,
was a vigorous supporter of Bryan until r«fc— ny.
when bis paper came out for Taft. Us gay* as tin
reason the growing feeling ■wnong the conservative
business class of Texas that Bryan was not t>,*
man the South wanted to see in the Whit^ Ho 33*.
Mr. Miles himself is a strong Tat supporter aaf
predicts a sweeping Republican victory.
Equine Giant Weighing 2,700 Pounds Ii
Suggested to General Edwards.
Washington, Aug. C— — l Career* R. El
wards, chief of the Bureau of I-is^Ur AZain. ts
dally in receipt of letters from horse owners aS
over the country offering mounts suitable for WB
iam 11. Taft Th- other day >■<» received an 44.
vertisement of an enormously large and strong
steed, twenty -one hands high and weightag XT**
pounds, which had been used for exhiis!t!ca pur
poses, but which was declared to be adniraily
adapted to be ridden by a man weigh '? ttres
hundred pounda.
General Edwards his bten surprised by the fa
mense number of horse 3of unusual size that »r»
owned by horse dealers and which hay« ■*■•» af
fered to him for the use of Mr Tafr. In spite »f
denials that he is contemplating the purchase <* *
mount for Mr. Taft, there 13 a constant lr.creaae fcj
the number of animals offersA Th« stary that hs
wants to buy a. huge horse for the use of tha cam
didate seem* to be travelling far beyond tSe jxmr
of any denial to overtake It.
Starts on Trip-^Mule Nam PuUt
a Lawn Mower.
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 20.— William J. Bryan. Dons.
cratlc candidate for the Presidency, Ml her* to
night on a seven days' trip. In tie course of whiea
he will deliver several speeches at various places
and hold a three days* conference with his cam
paign managers in Chicago. The Aral stop will bs
at Dcs -loines, where he will discus* th« tart;
Question to-morrow night.
Saturday. Sunday and a part ot Monday Mr.
Bryan wiil spend in Chicago, and on T :esday h«
will b« present at the Kern notification :n Imflsn
apolls. speaking on the trusts. Two days later, at
Topeka. Kan., he will deal with th* gcarantas of
bank deposits, and will return to Lincoln on Aa
gust 28.
Mr. Bryan held several long distance confer-new
over the telephone with Chairman Mack, !a CM
cago, and discussed the political situatiea is Isah*
with C. O. Stoakslager. who is a caadldar» tor
United States Senator of the faction opposed to
Senator Dubols In that state.
Hundreds of visitors rode out to Fair-view during
the day. Most of them shook f-.ar.d-; with tim
candidate. The moving picture man was early is
evidence at the Bryan home, having, as h« «aid.
come direct from Oyster Bay. He carried &•*»/
with him a number of films strati-. • of Ms.
Bryan's home life.
As a result of the injury yesterday t> a rew»»
paper man who undertook to ride the trick ■*!•
Mascot, sent to Mr. Bryan by the Minnesota SUt»
Agricultural Society, he has determined to bshbH
no further experiments if the kind. The con»
spondent Is still confined to his bed. wttt a siijsl
clan in attendance, and the mule is pulUns »
grass cutter over the lawn of the Brya.i hone.
Chicago. Aug. ?J.— Adlai E. Stevenson. can<SJat»
for Governor of Illinois, conferred with itraiaa
Mack to-day, follow;- a tonebcon *t tb» -xjtifl*f
Club, at which he predicted a Democratic victory
in November.
E. I* Jones, national conmitt-eman from llii-*.
was also a visitor at Democratic headquarters
day and talked with Chairman Mac*. Tbe «•■••
tlon In Maine takes place on September U, and *£!
be the first one held during th» campaign. sp«s«
fng of the Maine situation. Mr. Jones said t*ie Re
publican majority would be cut down.
Says It Is Against His Better Judf««*
However — Congratulated by Bryan.
SL Paut, Aug. «X— Shortly before noon *+**
Governor Johnson called the newspaper ihsb •
gether and announced that he wouM aceejt k.»
nomination for Governor tendered to him by ts§
Democratic State Convention at Minneapolis yester
"I desire to state, however, and to roaks It «*•
phatic." said the Governor, "that if tha cor= :: "
tee had called on me before the norninatiny sp***
had been made I would have positively * cCB^
to be a candidate This acceptance Is -.rfrarr
my better Judgment. I have given this matter
closest thought for the last twenty-four Soars, •
my first opinion that a third nomination » ""^jjj.
and a*a!n»t the principles of th* party »^^
changed; yet 1 hardly see how I <-»n g* *" «
from making the race without puttlrff t!:e *?"*
a hole. I regret this action, and wish it nae n
happened." . coa » I
Governor Johnson received a telegram <*
gratulation from W. J. Bryan to-dar. a=«
Bryan said he would do all he could to n>7
Johnson to win. 1
Northport. Long Island. Aug. »- *«£
can convention for th« 3d Assembly ~*£
Suffolk County, to elect delegates to tU« VdopM*
vention. met at Huntlngton to-day aad ■" 4 J
resolutions warmly Indorsing Governor b-*-^ j
for renomtnaticn. It then selected Ben * tor j
Burr, who voted against th* Governor en ta j
track bills, to head th» district <»•«**£• &*&•
state convention. There wa* ill lliM" "£ &&*
•ion before this Utter action; an 1 while j^.le?**?*
action was taken. It was the sense of the d*«*
that Mr. Burr was bound by the «J*J TsocetS
must work and vote for Mr. Hushes to •
himself. _ t
Riverh«*d. Long Island. Aug. » -«** Ist
s*mbiv District Republican ConTentlo* m ' c ' %1l
day delegate* to the state convention " rf :
John J. Bartlett. of Southo'.d; Arastus F^ro
Southampton George M. Ball, of '• € * a l —l
M. Strong. Ir.. of East Hampton; Ralph v. X
of Shelter Island, an.i District Attorney ueere-
Furman, of Brookhavea. A*eemb.yTn*B^«
Lupton. of Southold. was chosen d#i«*i««-*
The delegates w«?re not Instructed.
Watertown. N. V. Au.. »-The »* £*f%
District Republican Convention, at PJ '"^~ pt
which a ihr«e-cornered flsht la tmn* « ~\ : »
the nomination f«v Congressman to » uc ';*£?j WU t»
1.. Knapp. of Lewis County, t.vk -' v '" l *'„, re
day, raaklns? a total of 331. ail with tie «SiJ. «•
suit as from th* start of J* Ilo ,V :! *7 o#wJs*
Jeff»r«on, receiving U votes; ftowell. or JgT^e
13. and ICnapp. of l^wi*. •- T»* «*n r «2si| j
now been in session over a week aaa app^ a
be hop«l«aaly deadlocked. Adjournment e« •—
ant., t ■ morrow

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