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ff/5 METHOD AXD BRYAN'S Oratory Not So Glittering as the plate Brand, but More Effective. [By T«l«CT«>b to The Tribune.] rmdnnatl. Sept. IZ-1 cannot dwell in the lean blue, but have to deal with facts," Ce TT e *cmiam H Taft. addressing a Bandusky • ' last week, and his most ardent ad- EUdlCn !ar.n-t question the truth of his asser- I3lrtr of course. Mr. Taft was thinking of his 1103 nt in the Presidential race when he as iVPC^ Mf. own oratorical limitations as much *** he added that he must deal with facts. ** largely Judge Taffs inability to paint B Pictures to clothe glittering nothings with deal language, to employ all the resources of P . « and metaphor and hyperbole, as does his * !t with such rare facility, that led his Cp rf «J advisers to question the advisability , " *>in*- on the etjm in competition with of hie B" -* Vebraskan manipulator of lan thf pe eTKS * C ° a ? Taft win enthuse no audience with a , frtr account of the hardships of the down "Ser latorliw man; he will not thrill hi. tro aaen th oratorical flights embodying his- JSrtT references to "a cross of gold and crown ma r° \^.. he wiU excite no frenzy with vehe °Ut reition of the perfidy of the plutocrats. He m limit himself to Arts, to clear cut. Incisive Inundations of the truth, and to simple, logical TJ?<rtion« therefrom- EJven the picturesque .He, of President Roosevelt will be lacking. ait was the knowledge of this which led SLnnan Hitchcock to advise against speaking 7* and advocate a quiet porch campaign; t Mr Hitchcock and other Republican leaders Sve changed their minds. They have come to Jh« conclusion that in his own way and along Z. o*n lines Judge Taft can make a deeper teuresslon on the minds of his hearers than "the brilliant orator of the Platte. Mr Bryan light and airy nothings and his hintrionic periods do not make the lasting im- Zjjgtooon his audience which the simple truths Set Mr. Taft expresses with such absence of c-storical effort make upon his hearers, and In tie opinion of those who have heard both speak ers during th}s campaign, many of Bryan's most enthusisttc auditors will go home and think it -vex and then vote for Taft. The Democratic orator rarely falls to tickle the fancy of his .Bdience. The Republican candidate engraves HPon the minds and hearts of his hearers con victions -which time does not efface. THINGS BRYAN OVERLOOKED. One d the most advantageous features of Mr. Tarts method of campaign speaking is that ha ii never hypnotized by his own oratory nor mis led by his own fights of fancy. Never will the Republican candidate be found advocating a P ro;=osition of his party platform by such argu ment* ec those Mr. Bryan urged In favor of the p»rantee of bank deposits. He said that as the result of the state guarantee of bank deposits the deposit* of the Oklahoma banks had In creased H. 500.000. while, doubtless carried sway by the spell of his own eloquence, he com pletely forgot to tell his audiences that of this amount c.500,000 was the sum paid over by the federal government from the proceeds of tcliool lands, and was deposited In the banks by the state officials. Mr. Taft's speeches, on the contrary, will bear the keenest analysis, for tilth his mind intent on conveying to his hear ers the unvarnished truth rather than upon en trancing them with his oratory, he omits no K^ent point and creates no false Impression. Ajid in another respect Mr. Taft has the ad- Tißtage over his opponent. So obvious Is his sfcoßrtty In all he says that It is Invariably the occasion of remark, and every time he has de livered a political speech the first comment heard among the audience has been. "That man believes what ho says." or words to that effect- At Athens. Ohio. Judge Taft, addressing four hundred union coal miners, declared that he bad Issued injunctions. "I issued them because the rights of the plaintiffs demanded it. When I am on th« bench I enforce the law." he said. and added, "and I have no apology to offer." Tut a moment there was a pa-use of almost dra matic intensity, and then those four hundred miner* broke not only into applause, but cheers, and after the address was finished many of those union men expressed to one another the same thought. "That wasn't no 'con* talk." they said. "He ain't no great orator, but you bet he means what he says." "Bryan wouldn't have told us the truth as plain as that, but he meant what he said, and he's got the nerve to tell the truth." These are but a few of the comments, all of the same tenor, which could be heard among those union miners after Judge Taft '6 speech at Athens. HAS TO DEAL, WITH FACTS. "I have to deal with facts." Judge Taft told his EancuEky audience, and he proceeded to do so. He outlined In the simplest language the development of -trust legislation and the powers and limitations of the federal govern ment He used terms which his every hearer could understand. It is probable that few re alised the speaker was construing some of the most Intricate propositions of American Jurisprudence without resort to legal phrase ology or abstruse reasoning, but they appreci ated that they were listening to a man who had an absolute command of his subject, and that as he explained It It was as simple and as clear as their A B Cs. In the matter of personal magnetism the . Presidential candidates are probably almost equal, y endowed, but In attractiveness of per sonality Judge Taft has the advantage. "That man has a fine face; I would trust him any "nere." said a woman from the West Virginia mountain districts as she listened to the Re publican candidate at Hot Springs on Virginia fcay. and the remark may be heard at every rathering at which Judge- Taft appears. He in ■nlres confidence among men and women. He ißconsciou6]y imparts a realization of his thor ough knowledge, his Judicial temperament and fci« absolute sincerity, and it Is on this ability that the Republican leaders are counting in their plan of sending the candidate on an ex ■■■••« speaklnjr tour. Nor is Judge Taft slow at repartee. That was *faown at Cooper Union, when he was subjected *° an almost merciless crossfire of questions •fter bis speech on labor shortly before his nor n the man who undertakes to twit HAVE YOU TRIED Hunyadi Jan os ? vltv It is wen known to be The Best Natural Laxative Water FOR CONSTIPATION and all disorders of the bowels and stomach. In full botitsjt and split* the candidate -when he Is on the stump Is certain to regret hie temerity. When the campaign began Mr. Bryan bad the advantage of long experience as a public speaker and no iittle experience as a Presidential candi date. Judge Taft had little of the former, none of the latter, but he Is learning the game ac cording to his own vlew B of what is proper and dignified, with amazing rapidity, and every speech he has delivered has been an Improve ment over Its predecessor. At flm he read from manuscript, always a poor method for campaigning. Then he spoke from notes, but at Athens and Sandusky he spoke extempora neously, as he did at the various points along his route to Cincinnati, and the hearty re sponse of his audiences and their applause amply demonstrated that they believed the speaker and lik*d what he said He struck a responsive chord on many subjects, and those who have watched Judge Taffs development as a campaign speaker have no misgivings for the future of hig Presidential campaign. Judge Taft went to church, accompanied by Mrs. Taft, in the forenoon to-day, and devoted the remainder of the day to rest, and not even the members of his office force appeared at The Sinton. The candidate Is a firm believer in the observance of Sunday, both from a religious and & material point of view. It is his doctrine that six days" work is ample for any one. and that he who observes the Sunday will begin the new week's work rested and refreshed and far more capable of achievement than the grind who knows not when to stop. MS. TAFTB ITINERARY. Cincinnati. Sept. 'William H. Taffs first cam paigning tour will begin on ■Wednesday. September 2?.. If the candidate's present deslrea are observed. Mr. Taft to-day Indicated that he would much like to talk with National Chairman Hitchcock after Mr. Hitchcock has conferred In Chicago on Monday with Senator Dlxon and the "Western managers concerning the proposed itinerary. The arrangement to have the National League of Republican Clubs hold a rally In Cincinnati on Sep tember 22 was made known to Mr. Taft to-day by Arthur L Vorys by wire. The chief of staff reached his home In Lancaster last night. He will go to Columbus to-morrow and return here Monday night or Tuesday. After the meeting of September 22 It In regarded as not unlikely that Mr. Taft will accept the. in vitation he has received from the Kentucky Bank ers' Association and address them, at Lexington on September 23. Mr. Taft has expressed a desire to speak In Tennessee, and It is pointed out here that he could extend the Kentucky trip to Nashville and Chattanooga, and frcm there go to St. Louis and Kansas City and thence Into other Middle "Western states. Appointments to see, Mr. Taft this week have, been made by Senator Crane, of Massachusetts, and Representative Theodore B. Burton, of Cleve land. TAFT FRIEXD OF LABOR. Secretary Straus Comments on Bryan's Fallacies. Cincinnati. Sept. 12. — Secretary Straus of the Department of Commerce and Labor said to-day, after a conference with Mr. Taft: I was once a Cleveland Democrat, and I am proud of it. I believed then, nn<! until my dying day shall advocate, that the highest aim of popular govern ment is not to multiply millionaires, but promote the welfare and happiness of the millions. And when the party to which I belonged was misled by Brynnlsm. I became an advocate and follower of McKlnley, Roosevelt and Taft. Mr. Straus enumerated what he considered the Bryan fallacies. "Government ownership of rail roads." he said, "would mean adding }l.OY).ooO,<y*} to the country's debt and increasing the number of government officials by L 500.000. 75 this demo cratic? No; it is the Russian form of government."' Guarantee of bank deposits. Mr Straus said, was equivalent to the government's guaranteeing the loans of the banks. "It would." he added, "result In the governments support of the most reckless schemes of the most reckless banker, who would know that In the event of his failure the loss would rest upon the conservative banker, and ulti mately upon the government." The real attitude of Mr. Taft toward labor, Mr. Straus said, was shown when he was Governor of the Philippine-. "He pardoned Reys, who federate] the islands for union labor." continued Mr. Straus. "Under en old Spanish law Reys was convicted of a conspiracy to raise wages and sentenced to serve four years in -prison. In pardoning Rey« Judge Taft said: 'I don't think the statute as construed la In accordance with American practice. I ehall pardon Reys and remit what remains of his sen tence." •' HITCHCOCK GOES WEST AGAIN. Chairman Frank H. Hitchcock of th» Republican National Committee departed yesterday for Chicago, where he will spend to-day and to-morrow at the Western headquarters. He will probably return on Thursday, stopping at Cincinnati for a conference with Mr. Taft. Mr Taffs speaking tour will be arranged by Mr. Hitchock and announced from Cin cinnati this week. MAINE ELECTION TO-DAY. The Liquor Question More Important than National Issues. Portland. Me,.. Bept. 13— WJth the Republicans confident and the Democrats hopeful, and with clearly defined Issues of local rather than of na tional importance, the, voters of Maine, will cast their ballots to-morrow for Governor. Congressmen. State Auditor, members of the Legislature, and county officials. In addition they will also vote on two proposed amendments to the state, constitution, both dealing with the Initiative and the refer endum The election of Bert M. Fernald. of Poland, by at least lS.orw plurality, was claimed to-night by the. Republican leaders, while- their Democratic opponents predicted the success of Obadlah Gard ner, of Rockland. who heads their ticket, by a safe margin. The. Republicans have won in Maine In every election slnc« 1880 by pluralities averaging about 23.000 In Presidential years, reaching 28,3*5 In 1895. and falling to 13.603 In 1892. For a campaign practically bereft of national questions the last four weeks have, seen some of the, hardest political fighting In the history of the state, and it will be no fault of the party managers if the. voters dc not go to the polls In large, num bers or mark their ballots without the Issues clearly In mlnd- Th« paramount Issue In Maine Is again the liquor question, and resubmlsslon of the constitutional amendments to the. people. Ths Democrat* have also put forward a plea for taxation of the wild lands and a reform In the business methods at the capital. The, Republicans strongly advocate the enforcement of the prohibitory law and the reten tion of the no-called Sturgis act with its stringent regulation for the suppression of the liquor traffic. So utterly divorced has the campaign been from national questions that In some localities Taft and Gardner clubs have been organized to encourage Republicans to vote the Democratic state ticket, while the Republican campaign orators have urged the Democrats to join in an effort to uphold the prohibitory law. LABOE TJNION BALKS AT DEMOCRACY. Central Body of St. Louis Refuses to Indorse Party Containing Tammany. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] St. Louis. Sept. 13— Central Trades and Labor Union to-day, by a vote of 88 to 76. adopt ed the Socialist*' substitute for antl-Taft resolu tions reported by the committee. The substitute adopted says: There are numerous good reasons why or *aniz«d labor cannot Indorse Taft. but the Demo *" ,„. nartv. as represented by the ex-Governor Francls-Hawes-Butler-Kleley.Snake. Klnney ele ments "in St. Louis, by Governor Comers of Ala bama and Tammany's New York elements, is not a partlcl* better than Taffs party. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. I<WR PACIFIC GEBMAN AIMS Prince yon Bueloic's Vieizs on Rela tions xciih England. London, Bept. 14. — "The Standard" this morn ing print* a long interview with Prince Ton Billow, the German Chancellor, at Norderney. It deals mainJy with the relations between Great Britain and Germany and with Prince yon Billow's opinions on several anti-German arti cles which recently have appeared in British periodicals. With reference to British apprehensions in the matter of German naval aggression, the Chan cellor thinks that it would be more natural and excusable if the Germans were apprehensive of being attacked, pointing out that Great Britain hap* not been invaded since the time of William the Conqueror. Continuing. Prince yon BUlow pays: I can assure you that nobody of any sense or Influence in Germany dreams of picking a quar rel with England; much less is there any such insane idea as that of invading England But for up Germans there are far more tangible rea sons for apprehension through our exposed geo graphical position, let alone our dark historical background. So far as the idea of Germanvs power being a menace to other countries is concerned. Ger many, as you well know. Is only one of the great powers which hap waged no war during the last thirty-seven years The Chancellor discussed a great variety of subjects relating to European politics, but main ly of academic interest. He. however, ridiculed the notion that Germany was aiming to attain the greatest naval power of the world, or was likely within a couple of years to challenge Kr;ti=h naval superiority. REVOLT IX COXGO. Natives Surround Whites — Many Killed in Actions. Brussels. Sept. 13. — Passengers who arrived at Antwerp to-day by steamer from the Congo re port serious troubles In the French Congo, where natives revolted, and in one section surrounded a number of whites. A relief force was sent to the aid of the whites, and several engagements were fought, many persons being killed. PLANS FOR WELCO3IE IN JAPAN. Marked Enthusiasm Displayed Over the Visit of the Fleet. Tokio. Aug. 10. — The, full programme for the re ception by the Japanese to the American fleet, which Is due here. October 17. leaves few minutes for sleep while th« vessels are in port. Even now It looks as if It would be Impossible, to get In one half of the courtesies which the officials and people of Japan are asking to he allowed to pay the vis itors. Orders have been sent to Yokohama that, during the visit of the fleet, lanterns bearing the flag of the I'nlted States shall be '-distributed and displayed from every house and shop day and night. Yokohama will have the opening and the closing of the series of entertainments- The others will b« In Toklo. It Is understood that the American Am bassador will give a dinner to the officers as we.] as a reception, which probably will take the form of a garden party. On every side there is enthusiasm. The Japan ese s*'-m to tak» no notice whatsoever of innuen does that some overt act may be committed. They laugh and say the** are the work of professional agitators and are not to be taken seriously. Commander Dougherty, the nnval attache of the American Embassy, has taken charge of the ar rangements on the American side, and li In dally touch with th« Navy Department. Captain Murakami, of the naval staff, who ie one of the reception committee, speaking on the sub ject to-day, said that every minute of the time was already taken up. and while a programme would be issued in a few days, it would he tentative, and that many changes must be made before, trie, final official programme was adopted. Arrangements are being made with the railroads to run serial trains to all the nearby attractive and historic points In Japan for the benefit of the sailors who will come ashore from day to day Souvenirs of all aorta hive t*-<-n ordered, and all the rrangemenU show the thorough genuineness of the receptJon and welcome. The newspapers are continually writing editorials on the good will ex isting between the men of both countries. AUSTRALIA ASKS BRITISH FLEET. Premier Deakin Urges Government to Send at Least Sixteen Warships. Melbourne. Sept. IS— Th» Australian Premier. Alfred Deakin, la taking steps to indues the, British ■ ment to dispatch a fleet to Australia as soon as that can be conveniently done. In his communi rHtior. to the British government the. Premier urgra !::;if thr fleet *hou!d be as large as that which rep resented! th<> United Btaies at this port RESOLUTIONS AT PEACE CONGRESS. Mr. Bartholdt's Motions on Sovereignty of Nations and Meetings at The Hague. Berlin. Sept. 13.— Representative Richard Bar tholdt, of Missouri, president of the. American group of the Interparliamentary Union, will in troduce two Important resolutions at the Inter parliamentary Conference, which will be held in this city, beginning on September 17. These reso lutions, which have to do with the sovereignty of nations and the holding of the next peace con ference, will be referred to the Interparliamentary Council for report. They are as follows: Whereas. Immense outlays for armament on land and sea are. being Justified by those respon sible for them on the ground that national rights and interests are insecure without them: and Whereas The formation and development of the system of law. duly declared and administered In affairs common to all nations, can provide means for preserving national rights more In keeping with the spirit of modern civilization and with the ends of Justice and right; therefore be It Revived. That the right of each nation to per petual possession of Its undisputed territory and to full and free exercise of sovereignty therein 1. hereby recognized, and the officers of the Inter parliamentary Union and of Its several groups ere hereb- requested to bring this resolution to the attention of the governments whose parliaments are represented In the union, and request that In The future these governments will expressly recos> X and agree to respect the right of the. other contracting powers to their territory and sov ereignty therein when concluding general treaties o* arbitration; that they will rear on this founda tion a safe, and complete system of International iustlce so that law may be substituted for war In international relations, already has been done In national affairs. The second resolution Is Whereas. The second pence conference, called uDon the request of the Interparliamentary T nlnn. fai?ed to provide for the periodic and automatic as,ernbllng of such conferences and for the se feotTor of persons to compose an International court of arbitral justice: therefore be it Rf-solved. That a commission be appointed to study and report to the next conference upon these "uestlonV ami also upon the best form of a *en eral arbitration treaty, containing mutual guaran ?ee 8 to respect the territory and sovereignty of th« contracting powers, and to grant Jurisdiction to exPsHnTor exnected International tribunals for Ine determination of questions which diplomacy may fail to solve. HINT OF GERMAN TOBACCO MONOPOLY. Vienna. Bept 13— Chancellor yon Blilow, who is now at Norderney. In an interview published In the "Neve F^* lo Presse" to-day, expresses regret at Bismarck's failure to establish a tobacco monop oly which by this time, he says, would have pro duced • revenue of $125,000,000. for which Germany could have found good uses. Prince yon Billows Btatement. the paper says, is interesting as an Indication of the government'! view of dealing with the financial difficulty. MOHAMMED-EL-TORRES DEAD. Tangier. Sept. 13.— Mohammed-el-Torres, who was chief of the Moorl6h delegation at the Algeclras Conference, died to-day. He was formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs. tPmJ S|W £%| j (Ha | |B ifi^S Mfc ■! ■■■ ■ ■■I B iwx.^g kk^ifs",^^ J * a * k -^^^ \ i Rnl Bf S 1 B 1 & ROB BRITISH EMBASSY. Housekeeper Loses Money and Jew elry — Papers Not Disturbed. Washington. Sopt. 13 —Burglars entered th«» British Embassy last night and stole from the room of the housekeeper. Miss Clara Chilrls. a sum of money, most of her jewelry and a gold ■watch and chain. Ambassador and Mrs Bryce are In Europe, and Miss Childs. who Is in charge of the embassy, reported the matter to the po llco. who to-night arrested George Chl«»m and William Owen, mechanic? who have be*>n doing repair work at thp embassy. At first It was supposed that the robbery of Miss Childs's property was a blind to cover up the seizure of state papers, but investigation disproves the theory. The men under arrest protest their innocence. FIRES SWEEP OXTARIO. Fort William in Great Danger — Damage in Muskoka. Toronto, Sept. 13 — Forest fires are causing much damage In Muskoka. Thf village of Rosseau Is !n th<- centre of the worst firfi known pince Its foundation. All Tvork in the village, on the farms and in the woods is suspended and h^mir efforts ere being put forth to che>-k the progress of thf» flro. Fort William. Sept. — The bush flres con tinue unabated, and this afternoon they are close to the west end of the city, the last house in this section now only being a hundred yards from the fire. On the Indian reserve the fires are serious, and the whole district is enveloped In smoke. The houses have so far escaped the fire. Small fires are breaking out in many sec tions. Special prayers for rain were offered in the city churches to-day. BRYAN SOT HEIR Cootluuffl from flmt par*. decency and fair dealing which I have waged in which I have not had his heartiest and most effective sympathy and support an.-l th« policies for which I stand are his policies as much as mine. It Is not possible In the space of this letter to discuss all the many atul infinitely varied ques tions of moment with which Mr. Taft as Presi dent would have to deal; let him be Judged by what he ha* himself done, and by what the ad ministration, in which he baa played so con spicuous a part, has done. Hut to illustrate Just what las attitude is, let me touch on two mat ters now prominent in the public mind. Mr Taft can be trusted to exact Justice from the railroads for the very reason that he can be trusted to do justice to the railroads. The railroads are the chief instruments of Inter state commerce in the country, and they can neither be held to a proper accountability on the one hand nor given proper protection on the other pave by the affirmative action of the fed eral government. The law as laid down by the federal courts clearly shows that the states have not and cannot devise laws adequate to meet the problems caused by the great growth of the railroads doing an Interstate commerce business, for more than four-fifths of the busi ness of the railroads Is Interstate, and under the Constitution of the United States only the fed eral government can exercise control there over. It is absolutely necessary that this con trol should be affirmative and thoroughgoing. All interstate business carried on by the great corporations should. In the interest of the. whole people, be far more closely supervised than at present by the national government: but this .3 especially true of the railroads, which cannot exist at all save by th« exercise of powers granted them on behalf of the people, and which, therefore should be held to a peculiar account ability to the people. It is in the interest of the people that they should not be permitted to do injustice: and It is no less to the interest of the people that they should not suffer Injustice. Their prime purpose is to carry the commodi ties of the farmers and the business men; they could not be built save for the money con tributed to them by their shareholders: they could not be run at all save for the money paid out In wages to the railroad employes: and. finally they could not be run judiciously, or profitably to any one. were It not for the em ployment by them of some masterful guiding In telligence, whether of one man or of a group of men. There are. therefore, several sets of in terest* to be considered. Each must receive proper consideration, and when any one of them selfishly demands exclusive consideration the demand must be refused. Along certain lines all of these groups have the same Interests. It Is to the- Interest of shipper, farmer, wage worker, business man. honest shareholder, and honest manager alike that there should be economy, honesty. intelligence and fair treat ment of all. To put an effective stop to. stock watering would be a benefit to everybody except the swindlers who profit by stock watering: it would benefit the honest shareholder because honest Investments would not be brought into competition with mere paper; It would benefit the wage worker because when the money earned does not have, to go to paying interest on watered capital, more of it is left, out of wn! h to pay wages- It would benefit the shipper be cause when only honest stockholders have to be paid interest, rates need not be Improperly raised- it would benefit the public because there would be ample money with which to give effi cient service Similarly, the prevention of fa voritism among .shippers does no damage to any one who is honest, and confers great good upon the smaller business man and the farmer, whom it relieves of oppression. Again, such super vision Of accounts and management as will pre vent crookedness and oppression works good, directly or indirectly, to all honest people. Therefore everything that can be done along all these lines should be done: and no man's legitimate Interest would thereby be hurt. But after this point has been reached great care must be exercised not to work injustice to one class in the effort to show favor to another class, and each class naturally tends to remember only ft« own needs. The stockholders must receive an ample return on their investments or tha railroads cannot be built and successfully main [a lied and the rate* to shippers and the wages to employes, from the highest to the lowest, must all be conditioned upon this fact. On the Sr hand, in a public service corporation we other hand , in to allow such excessive profits as win neSSState rates being unduly high and wages unduly low. Again, white in all proper wavsrates must be kept low we must always member that we have no right and no Justl ncltlSTto reduce them when the result is the HEARST THRUSTS AGAIX. Bryan's Denial of Attempt to Bar gain Brings Ovt Statement. Atlanta. Sept. 13.— William R. Hearst, of New- York, to-night gave a statement in reference to the published denial by William J. Bryan of the statement made by Mr. Hearst In his speech at the formal notification of John Temple Graves for the nomination for the Vice-Presi dency by the Independence party. The state ment follows: Of course Mr. Bryan cannot deny being at my house, for Mr. Chanler in his suit made affidavit that he saw him there. Of course he cannot deny that he met me at the dinner, because Dr. Gardner and Mr. Murphy, of Mark Cross, were present at the dinner at Dr. Cox's house, at which I found Mr Bryan. I would not have mentioned Dr. Cox's name, but Mr. Bryan has seen fit to do so. There. fore, the whole truth might as well com- out. After th* dinner Mr. Bryan drew me aside in the hall, while Dr. Cox politely entertained the other gentlemen. Mr Bryan said: "I think I can say positively that I will bo the next Democratic nominee, and I believe I will be elected. My position in his tory is secure. I Intend to s»rv* only one term. If you support the Democratic ticket you will naturally be the nominee next time, and If you support th- nominee this campaign I will, of course, support you next campaign." If this statement is susceptible of any other construction than the one I put upon It. then I should apologize to Mr. Bryan; and If it is not susceptible of any other construction, then Mr. Bryan should npologize to me. WHEN BRYAN COMES ON THURSDAY. Final arrangements for the Bryan meeting to be held in Carnegie Hall on Thursday right were made last night. In addition to Mr. Bryan. ex-Corpora tion Counsel John J. Delany, ex-Representativ* Francis B. Harrison and Representative "William Sulzer will speak. Herman Bidder will preside. Mr Bryan will be the guest while here of Mel&ert B. < "ary at his city home. No 33 West 51st street- Mr. |"ary. who is an owner of mines In Mexico, has his legal residence in Ridgefleld, Conn., and has bees mentioned as th» Democratic candidate for Governor of that state this fall. He ran for the same offlc«» several years ago. reduction of tMe wages of the great army of railroad men. A fair working arrangement must oe devised according to the needs of the several cases, so t*-.at profits, wages and rates shall each be reasonable with reference to the other two— and in wage-s I Include the properly large amounts which should always be paid to those whose masterful ability is required for tbe successful direction of great enterprises. Combinations whu-h favor such an equitable ar rangement should themselves be favored and not f.rbidden by law. although they should be strictly supervised by the government through the Iriterstate Commerce Commission, which should have, the power of passing summarily upon not only the question of the reduction but the raising of rated. The railroad problem Is itself one of the phases of one of the greatest and most intri roblems of our civilization; for its proper solution we reed not merely honesty and cour age but judgment, good sense and entire fair mindedness. Demagogy in such a matter is as certain to work evil as corruption Itself. The man who promises to raise th^> wages of railroad employes to the highest point and at the wm.< reduce rates to the lowest point is prom ising what neither he nor any one else can per form and if the effort to perform H were at temi I, disaster would result to both shipper and wage worker and ruin to the business Inter ests of the country. The man to trust in such a matter as this is the man who. like Judge Taft. does not promise too much, but who could not be swayed from the path of duty by any argument, by any consideration: who will wag« rf .] Hn fl^ S s war on th* successful wrongdoer among railroad men as among all other men; who will do all that can be done to secure legit imately low rates to shippers and absolute even ness among the rates thus secured: but who will neither pro- ise nor attempt to s»rur» rates so low that th« wag' earner would lose his earn ings and the «.hai-Aholder. whose money built the road, his profits. He will not favor a ruin ous experiment li' c eovernment ownership of railways; he will stand against any kind of con fiscation of honestly acquired property; but he will work effectively for the most efficient type of government suuenlsspß and control of rail way- so as to Fecure Just and fair treatment of tne people «s a whole. "What Is here said as to his attitude on the railway question applies to the whol» question of the trusts. He will promise nothing on this subject unless he firmly believes he can mak" his promise good. He will go into no chimerical movement to destroy all gr*nt bi:sin«>ss combi nations, for this can on!y be don- by destroying all modern business: but he will tn practi-al fashion do everything possible to secure such efficient control, on behalf of the people as a whole, over these great combinations as will deprive them of the power to work evil. Mr Tnffs decision In the Addyston* Pip" Line case while on the bench Is proof, by deeds not by words of the farsighted wisdom with which he serves the Interests of th» whoi* p-ople. even when those of the most powerful corporation, are hostile '.hereto. If there is one body of men more than an other a hose, support I feel I have a right to challenge on behalf of Secretary Taft It is the body of wage workers of the country. A Ftancher friend, a fairer and truer representa tive they cannot find within the borders of th« I'nited States. He will do everything in his power for them except to do that which is wr"ng. he will do wrong for no man. and there for* can be trusted by nil men. During the ten years of my Intimate acquaintance with him. since I have myself, as Governor and President, been obliged to d«al practically with labor problems, he has been one of the men upon whose judgment and aid I could always rely in doing everything possible for the cause of the wage worker, of the man who WSHB with his hands, or with both hands and ht-ad. Mr Taft has been attacked because of the in junctions he delivered while on the bench. I am content to re.st hia case on th*se very in junctions 1 maintain that they show- why all our people should be grateful to him and should feel it safe to intrust their dearest interests to him Most assuredly he never has ytelded and never will yield to threat or presssva of any .sort as little if it com— from labor as if it comes from capital; he will no more tolerate the violence of a mob than the corruption and oppression and arrogance of a corporation or sjf n w.-althy man. He will not consent to limit the power of the courts to put a stop to wrongdoing wherever found. This very fact should make the labor people feel a peculiar ionfidence in him. He has Incurred the bitter hostility or foolish and bigoted reactionaries by his frank criticism of the abuse of the power of injunction In labor disputes, and he is pledged to do all he can to put a stop to the abuses, in the exercise of the power of injunc tion He. will never promise anything that h« will not do all In his power to perform. He can always be trusted to do a little better than his word and tbe fact that before election he will not pcomise the impossible Is in itself a guaraa- THE VEHY HIGHEST QUALITY AGENCY A First Norwegian Preserving Factory wants a r-spectable. and active agent in U. 3. A. for ■ale of Sardine*. Anchovies. Fish Balls, «tc Tint class references required. Apply at S. A. K.« Tribune O21c» PAUL E. LINDBLAD & CO, I Manufacturers in Rare CO.. Manufacturers in Rare Wood*. 103 PARK AVENUE. New Electric Lighted St. Pan! * Minneapolis Kx»f<e«« leaves Chicago daily via Th» North WMtern Una 10:15 P. M.; electric lighted North Western Limited si 8:35 P. M. Other tratns at i> M A. M. and » <>O A. M. ThJ» Best of Everything. R. M. JOHNSON. 431 gw»y. s. T. te» that after election all that is possible will b*> ' done. His record as a Judge makes the whole conn try his debtor. His actions and decisons ar# part of th» great traditions of the bench. TheT guaranteed and set forth In striking fashion the rights of the general public as against the sal-; fish tartsfssta of any class, whether of c&ptansts or of laborers. They set forth and stand by tn« rights of the wage workers to organise and to ; strike, as unequivocally as they set forth and-, stand by the doctrine that no conduct will bet tolerated that would spell destruction to the na- : tion as a whole. As for the attack upon his ln-J Junctions in labor disputes, made while he was on the bench. I ask that the injunctions be care- i fully examined. I ask that every responsible) •. and fairminded labor leader, every responsible) \ and fairminded member of a labor organization, | read these injunctions for himself. If he will do so, instead of condemning; them he will heartily approve of them and will recognl»« this further astonishing fact, that the principles laid down by Judge Taft in these very injunctions, 1 which laboring people are asked to condemn. , are themselves the very principles which are. now embodied in the laws or practices of every ; responsible labor organization. No responsible organization would now hesitate to condemn the abuses against which Judge Taffs Injunc tions were aimed. The principles which ha therein so wisely and fearlessly laid down serve - as a charter of liberty for all of us. for wage workers, for employers, for the general public; for they rest on the principles of fair dealing for all. of even handed Justice for aIL They mark the Judge who rendered them as standing for the rights of the whole people; a3 far as daylight is from darkness, so far is such a Judge from the time server, the truckler to the mob. or the cringing tool of great, corrupt and corrupting corporations. Judge Taft on the bench— since, In the Philippine*. in Panama, in Cuba, in the War Department— him self to be a wise, a fearless, and an upright servant of the whole people, whose services to the whole people were beyond all price. More over let all good citizens remember that he rendered these services, not when it was easy to do so. but when lawless violence was threat ened, when malice, domestic and civic dis turbance threatened the whole fabric of our government and of civilization, his actions showed not only the highest kind of moral cour age but of physical courage as well, for his Ufa was freely and violently threatened. L<"t all fair minded men. wage workers and capitalists alike, consider yet another fact, In one of his decisions upon the bench Judge Taft upheld in the strongest fashion, and for the first time gave full vitality to. the principle of the employers? liability for injuries done workmen. , This was before any national law on the sub ject was enacted. Judge Taffs sense of right. his indignation against oppression in any form, against any attitude that is not fair and Just. drove him to take a position which was vio lently condemned by shortsighted capitalists and employers of labor, which was so far m advance of the time that it was not generally upheld by the state courts, bur which we are> now embodying In the law of the land. Jnd«« Taft was a leader, a pioneer, while on the bwui. in the effort to get Justice for the wage sorter, in Jealous championship of his rights: amY an upright and farsighted laboring men en v uld, hold it to his credit that at the same too <** fearlessly stood against the abuses of labor. JUst as he fearlessly stood against the abuses eg capital. If elected, he has shown by his deeds that he will be President of no class, but of the people as a whole: he can be trusted to stand stoutly against the two real enemies ox our democracy— against the man who to pleasa^jj class would und-rmlne the whole foundation of orderly liberty, and against the man who tn tna Interest of another class would secure Dusfcaesa prosperity by sacrificing every right of the* working people. A word to ■vTORKINOMEM. I have striven as President to champion- to ; every proper way the interests of the wag*; worker: for I regard the wage worker, excepting j only the farmer, the tiller of the soil, as the», man whose wellbeing is most essential to the» healthy growth of this great nation. I would for no consideration advise the wage worker •■>• do what I thought was against his Interest, I ask his support for Mr. Taft exactly as I MS sod support from every farsighted and right thinking American citizen; because- I b«liev» with all mv heart that nowhere within th» borders of our great country can there) be found another man who will as vigilantly and effi ciently as Mr. Taft support the rights of th» working man as he will the rights of every mast who in good faith drives to do his duty as am American citizen. He will protect the Just rights of both rich and poor, and he win wi» relentlessly against lawlessness and injustice* whether exercised on behalf of property or ox labor. On the bench Judge Taft showed the- two qualities which make a great Judge: wisdom and moral courage. They are also the twt> qualities which make a great President. Sincerely yours. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. )■ Mr. Conrad Kohrs. Helena. Mont. Mr. Kohrs is an oleitime Montana cattle mart and one of the most prominent citizens of Mon tana He and the President came into close) relationship more than twenty years ago when; they were both members of the Montana Stoclt Growers' Association, the President being at that time the representative of the Little Mis* sour! Stock Growers in the association. Th« Intimacy has been kept up ever since. Mr. Kohrs is one of the pioneer citizens of the Northern Rocky Mountain region, and one of the men who have taken a leading part in itsj great development. _ WHICH will you have POOR HEALTH or Grape-Nuts? You can't have both. "There's a Reason" _».