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Once Standard Gil Counsel— Denies
Any Improper Action.
t c Standard Oil Counsel— Denies
Any Improper Action.
Tfc.it h* • s.'v-ral
3 norney for the Standard Oil Company.
J* 31 * a " ln(ir 6U rh service before the federal pn»
v V ' lf " ti-,at concern, but that su<-h employment
<Btioß n^nr to do v.-ith matter* ponding in Con
i»& "^aVlv.'h the f-eeral «rov»*rnmen- WSSI jn-
F**" T i« the substance of a brief statement made
lfr r!.tea. - ' ltpd States Senator Foraker in an
v^"- o , hc r haTxes made by wnumm R. Hum
rT'nl'-mbus last night.
"\^ 8 ; or Forakcr-s statement Is a* follows:
" , «n- know whether the letter? given o:t by
1 d> ", «t ir« mi* copies or not. .'MIT I assume
y, H««T*t_y g£j „n sac<Hl In the pniH of
•W ■» 'J- '^-a, employed by tile Standard Oil
th ». laTT. a:ln nf its co«r.!«el in eonn-^tion with
caxn*^' as •■/.„ jo , A . h<Tr . it was attacked ir. the
' it* a 2Bll^, VI t *f- legislature. : : ■-■
fl.VVot now'rrcali the details I remember
Va& l . i red 'he company such service aa I could.
chared jw it ■ had no whatever to
Th< " V*- ( M-<- in ■■ntrresvs or to nnyth:r.g ir\
s-.v-Jjinr P^^j CO verr.mer.t 'ru< the siisr!.- m
tR rft. p^pipyed and • i»™naMv «fimp»-n-
Tfcst T V «crv''-e««" -,\ms "imw knowledge at
jsted '•" >r .-..^si i never made .my effort to nin
tJ|r , jm.—a. i» "-_^ tn<> onr! trary- I was pleased to
rfa i tiJ*- .« r '- „_w I hnr- sii-h cHenta.
Save the PSfßißbecatne discreditable, hut ic-aa ren-
Tt had not tii ™ rrJH . to be emplored'bv jofji
trigerrd inF> *" - -»."*«S|;^
rrrrr>o:-atinE»r.^ , on^M b»for*» my first term in
That BBSw^vrj x have not repre-^nted the
th- Scsste en '££. ..^^ It, r*h*r wnrd*. T ay»
romrsnr SiSf the company in any way since ions
rot represented t^^ th# . pO vcmm<-nt
tx>for= J: ?3wr«» with full 'general knowledge. I was
o,l~mbu- Oho. S*pt IS-Ser.ator Foraker was
,' CT( . V of record in any of the Standard
T r2 retried te the Ohio courts.
%,7V~t f!W m tlie Attnrn ">" S«er
~c»> *.n UK and were carried along through
* for more than twenty years. Ac
.... records in the ■•■■"■"•■ G««nerars
Si^tte attorneys of record in 1599 and gft when
" " J,i-v '-he E lard Oil and its sr.bsid-
Z- C^^ : — «■* — p M - R - K*ith
tr TJT&a and J"*eph H. Choate. "' New Yo-k.
v-srl r Xi'n- of ileveland. In a number of.
th and Kltae were the
SSs-r, of record, but later, when the fight
tl^me* th- thteSeSU Choite • Dodd entered the
«j. and their services to the company lasted untQ
Si (be case was carried to ihe highest courts.
V - of th« attorneys who were fwaployed in the
"^ pv Genera!'* office knew anything about any
S^'-f Senator Fnraker with the Standard
Cnrr ,par.y. as he never appeared before any
•r!« nr made any picas for the company in their
!-TW.-. ssld an - ■W-Besnett. assistant Attorney
Orjersl. "Foraker rrnr have b^en the power behind
throne and may have tteen giving leeal ad-
£ -.i l<x>kjr.g up similar cases "- other courts
for citatic.7! in the fight cf the Standard Oil oam
ner in Ohio."
The «r,!nc official stated that he was employed
—iOft of the time with Attorney General Monnett
hT his contests thmu=h the various coorta with
:he ?;ar.dard and never knrw rwrakar make saw
iiyaneats or ever, appear in person or other
tnfe at any of the various bearings.*
"It is news to us a!!." said he. *to ear that
Senator Pornker was omp?oyed as an attorney in
(bese fight*."
Sir. Bennett, cf the Attorney General's aflfcoe.
Rated this morning that the statement read hy
jj r H a arst at th" me^tini: last ni,:ht M riv^r: by
hfcn shout ten days ago. and was wcured by James
E. DorraTicp. of New York, who "epr^ser.t»d "The
%>ir York Anwrican." Mr. Bennett stated that
h» had nothing to add to what liad already been
said. When asked ab^ut the letters allesed to have
Wr written to Senator Foraker by John D. Arch
&•!& h« said he never knew of such bbers being
written before. On reading the tnera he said that
t!if pxp^ri^neo! 1 and Tipr^ssions cf Archboid in
rtf-renee to him wens probably secured when he
■jst Arrhboid through a ' savexßsntaatlon at the
EtTmin Hou-e in N>* York in I 8??,I 8 ??, when, as an
jglK :ipv for the State of Ohio, he waj« assisting
wtxmdunlng th«*-ca*ei» against«th*« Standard Oil
At that time Mr. Archbold was put on the wit
s«« irLand and it >e.-ame the duty of Mr. Bennett
to cross-examine him. He was not spared on ac
eosst of his position with the Standard Oil '"om
pany, and Mr. Bennett put a number of questions
to bin that Mr. Archbold was not anxious to an
"I think." said Mr. Bennett, "then when atr
Arcibold refers to his experiences with me, he has
TSferenee to that time, although it was three years
preraus to the rim* the alleged letter was writ
r net C ker
T do not think so. The opposition mm from
tie other side of the Senate. Of course, I ■■» n«.t
kr/r«r what stand Foraker would have taken ha<s
I bf«n i:o:r;:riat»-d. but my name ras never pre
"*^t*d to the convention. I •aril Irew as a '"aTidi
fat? seine time before the convention was called,
rad 1 nev«r had the opportunity cf seeing just
*in<s Forakor would have been, but 1 am under
tie iapression lie was not against me, but rather
*U for me ;r. my fight."
Hr. Bcr.nett a:.<o stated that he dfd net know
*netfc?r CharJes F. Squire was a representative
Ok Siandard Oil Company. He claimed to l>e
st th*> time, but the Standard Oil people declared
fe» *as never connected with the comQany.
Tashisigton. Sept. 18 —^The Concressional rec
tc? Tail to show that there was any bill intro
t-t^i in '■"f-r.jrrers In the year 19CK) or In the first
KBdoa or :!;*■- >:th f'ongress. which was in esaton
•t that dme« relating to reisji corpurations. as
TrrPT- r ,^ .„ j n i;!< , Foraker-Archbold corre
*PCTjd*>n ■■". House bill No. 500. to which speciflc
M«>rpn'<» i« made in the oorrespondTice. was a
clainjs biiL and did not ica' with cor-
:n any way. There was not at that
5"« a.iy member of tl:e Hou«e r.am«=d Prk-e.
*ni-r is «; v «-n ;:.•: the name of the author of the
' rr Contrmxrmf Greatly
■ rsn<l
••'•Uiat:on "
• ■
' nKV- and I>m "till «t Work.
4 -^ X?- lady h^d n vorr arrp*>.nM° expericne?
•a „ff *-„ff,, f > <ir:nkin?. \vlii<ii pho fo»i;nl
RW«W« nnrt talcinr en I'<fstuia. Sh»* n«*vrr lof*es
2 (Rwrtnaltj to r^il others cf li«*r poctl for
«*■ Site sa;. « :
"F^r orw i^» "r?r«< 1 «ufT'T"«i fmm jM»rr;rns
Tmir y<»an> z<> I was down with n?r-
J'roßrition :ii:d heart TP'llhll' After sov
2J Oaada of misery, my •• •'■■!• <i|j>' <lf Uie
~^ ; ti dn eonntrr. told in" I must quit «*o9Vt?
owl t<^.
ll J p- VV^ 3T ns ' : " <!«.'• I mui>r hnv«» pom* l trnrni
' - f-T !ir'-;ikfast. as I ba<l never doaw
Wffl one in my Jif<\
' <]«-.:,],,j Jn Irj . jv.atunj. attU> tliinkiii? it
„^ai amount anytljinj:. At first I t3id a«rt
Jf ;? . lint v.hpn »•«• !mil<il ft ir. uiinnt"s. tinli!
2 dark and ri.-h, it ■■■ as delicious, ami I
5* lir-siji to fw| fx-rter.
I v^ fn f. !2sin ' : I'"* 5'""!5 '""! '-onsmntly tlir'N* rsjgtw
!!k«- a <liSfr-rout porKnu. \ nlu'ays li:»-l
. I a poot sleeper, but n<»\v sloeji U «'J] ar.<l mi!
hta fTr^i li^ilth. An-] ! give t!i»' <-v<i\\i t<»
-ij" *wir<' family no\r uw it In preferrtwe
" It)f ' r b^rpiagi* at mcflls. I :nn an **n
2b* V fri^x] o f Postnm and I Know t!l " r
»r~i ,' !las ' };71P f'>r »><* ir win da for others.
( , ! '* nv f !"! a «*han«'c p» by to r^-ninn'-in! it
£*»•• who siiT^-r from <-..ff«-«> drinking."
'j^r^'" slt«] by I'f^tniu «*o.. Hattlf rm»k.
■v.. I:( ' a( l "Tlw Road to \v.-;h ill. . In pks*.
a nelson."
|^ Vtr read the above letter? A new one ap
&./» fn»m time to time. They arc genuine,
' - '" '' 'Mil of human interest.
said should not "appear In print as coming from
thorn. M-. Taft read Mr. Foraker's reply to Mr.
flearrt on arriving at his offlc««, shortly after II
"You may say that T have nothing whatever to
say." was his only corr.:n«»nf. After an interview
with Bishoo Derrick, of the Ohio Conference of tho
African Jlethodlut Episcopal Church, in wh'ch the
entire necni political question was discussed, and a
conference with Silas Mcßee. of NVw York, editor
of -Tb«- Churchman." Mr. Taft returned to the
C P. Taft home to continue work on his sp«*«»fli*"!'.
Senator Foraker ar.d Dtek lunched together M
the Sinton Hotel, and let it be known that they in
tended r-Tiiing on Mr. Taft afterward. When th"v
had flnisl-.^'l their repast Mr. Taft had gone home,
not knowing of their intention. Senator Dick went
to the Taft house later and made a short call on
the candidate. It was admitted that the. Foraker
situation was discussed hriefly. and Mr. Taft a^ain
announced that he had nothing to say on the sub
ject for ruhlication. •
A. T. Vorys aiso declined to say anything on the
It Was Another Ha*kcU Who Had
Relations zcith Standard Oil.
Chicago. Sept. IS.— Governor Haskeil of Okla"-r.ma
gave out a statement to-night denying that he had
ever had ar.yt!iinß to do with the Standard Oil
Compaajr, as charged by >tr. Hearst at Columbus
• a?T night. \
'It is true that a Mr. Haskell was mentioned in
the records." said Governor Haskell. "but instead
of being I it was W. C. Haskell. a former United
States marshal at Cleveland and now an employe
of the District cf Columbia. Frank S. Monnett,
former Attorney General of Ohio, knowing this to
he true came all the way to Oklahoma last year
to exonerate me in the course o# my campaign.
Mr. Hearst's statement at Columbus is just like
his assenion about my fight against union labor.
It is false. Mr. Hearst, i- not mistaken. He is
TlOl misinformed. He knows all the facts, and Is
knowingly and delioerately perverting them. I
never in my life liad any relations of any kind
with the Standard Oil « "ompanr. nor any request
from that company or its officers to act for them
In any capacity."
Characterises Hearst's Statement jis
''Pure Fiction."
.Tonr D. Archhoid. vice-president of the Standard
O ''nmpiiny. issued yesterday the following state
ment relative to letters written by him several
>'enrs ag«> to Senator Foraker. which ■were read
by W. R. Hearst before an audience at Columbus.
Ohio, and aliegationp concerning the Standard Oil
Company matie hy Mr. Hearst in the course of the
same speech:
Such Trresporidenre and relations as T may have
hnd ■re ago with Senator Foraker were entirely
proper and legitimate.
If M- H-nrst had <*<->me to Mr. Archbold direct
it BFoaki nralMmKly have r-ost him less to secure
copies of Mr. Arf-lilv-ild'.= oorreflmndenoe than for Mr.
H<*srst to liave either employed or dealt with
Mr. Arcl>l.old racteriaea .Vr Hearst's state
ments regardtr«(C an alleged attempt to brih<- ex-At
torney Genwal Monnett of Ohio as pure fl.-tion. and
s;i\s they were answered- and '^Tcploded long a|fo.
As to the Btatement aOeaing; relations between
Governor Hask«-!1 of Oklahoma and thf Standard
Oil Company, und contributions through him or
any one else to ''^'" Democratic campaign fund,
th*re is ■■•■' ,' Fhad)w of trntli In them.
Mr. H'^sr^n's Insinuation about burnirg his plant
Is absurd ar.d unworthy of notice.
Franklin. Perm.. Pept. IS.— Ex-Congressman Jo
seph C. Sibley denied to-day most emphatically
that he had ever written a letter t<. John T> Arch
bold, vice-president of the Standard Oil Company,
telling |fr Archbold that he had warned President
Roosevelt not to offend the Standard Oil Company.
"I never had any such thing in mind." said Mr.
V. P. Kline, Standard Lawyer J Says
He Sought His Assistance.
Virgi' P Kline, for many years attorney for the
Standard Oil Company In Ohio, was in this city
yesterday. and just before starting on an even
ing train for Cleveland he declared that there was
no mystery as to B itor Foraker's work as an at
torney for the Btandard OH Company. He had'per
sonally onjfaged Mr Foraker. he said, as counsel
for the company In suits of ouster which were
pending a?ain.-t ihe corporation in the State of
Ohio. •
"I wanted Mr. Foraker as counsel for the com
pany in the Ohio cases because I knew him to be
a lawyer of uncommon abUtty." he said. "That
was about ten yean ago. Mr Foraker had pre
viously been associated witl] me in the famous
Baltimore & Ohio canal taae in Ohio, which In
volved many millions of dollars. Hia ability was
demonstrated in tboae proceediniEß and that is why
I wanted him to assist in the defence of the ouster
and contempt of court proceedings which were
pending against the company in Ohio at ihe time.
"These ca.ses were brought in an effort to drive
us out of the state, and in the courae of defend
ing them I recollect distinctJy boiding many ccn
ferencei with Mr. Foraker regarding them. I am
a Democrat, and politically I have always fought
Fcraker and always will. I expect."
\s to the atatemen* in dispatches from Cleveland
ve^terday that Mr Foraker'a name did not appear
a 3 "an attorney ot record ir. the Ohio cases during
The years when the ouster cas*>s were pending. Mr.
Kline *aid that this was a Burpriae to him. "My
reerlWtion 1* thai Mr. Koraker filed at 1.-ast one
brief in those cases." the attorney said. "I can
not onderstand why his name should not appear
on the records. N'othins he did as counsel for the
Standard Oil Company Meted in any way with
his duties and obligations as a Cntted States Sen
Reads More Letters in St. Louis—
Calls Bryan a Shell Man.
St Louis, Sept l«.— William B Hearst In a
«= r ~,-h to-niKht answered the reply which Sen
ator roraker made to-day to the letters read by
Mr. Hearst in dolomboa, Ohio, last night, -lr.
Hearst said In part:
Ifr Foraker replies in • ■■ i a;-«.-terif<iic K"p':hn
can manner Be idmita that he did aerve Stand
aH oii "and Is proud of it. His statement »
iUed on letters I read last night If h«» h. d
s*>en the letters I am going to read to-nitjni ne
would have denied the whole matter. .
The first letter is aa follows"
••"•; Broadway. Nev York. January 27. '"-•
"Mv' Dear Senator: Responding t<> your favor of
the' ""-.ill it gives m«- pleasure u> hanu you here
■lth certificate of deposit for J50.000 per our
understanding Your letter states the conditions
rorrecily and T trust the transaction will be sue
cessfullS consummated. i'er^ tru.y^rs.
"Hon. J. H Foraker. ■Fasainaton."
The second letter is aa follows:
••->f Broadway. New York. February 2;'., IW2.
"MvD^ar Benatoi I renture to write you a
word: re th^ bill introduced by Senator JOl • of
Arkanna*. known as S. 4Cy. Intended to amend the
n^t "to protect tn«do mid commerce against uniaw
ful restraints ar.d moaopoiiea. 1 etc.. introdiK-ed by
him Dtf ember •*■
•It r<'a!ly aeenM as tltouarh this bill la very nn
nerMzarllv ?ev«r<\ and even vicious. Is it not
much „.;,..,. to teat the - • rman ad before resort
in-' to a m«*tsure .if this kind? I hop* >ou will feel
-« al»out it. and I will tw> rreatly pleased to have a
word from V«>'i «n »h* rubj'-r-t. The. bill la, I be
ii... •»• still in imlttee. With kind r»-K..rd- yours
••'U,, j B. Faraker, Washington, D. C."
The i.ill referred to in thiH letter is the one
Introduced by Senator .lon»-H. of Arkansas, in ♦!>«•
I'nited States Senate. Consequantly Mr. For
ak'er's statement does not convince when lie. «al«i
the correspondence had nothing to do with any
legislation In Congress.
There is no greater danser to this Republic
t'lan tills mighty power af money employed for
evil There are 11" t(r<-dUr criminaN than those
tru«t-« that corrupted the lublir servants.
The Republican party has long been mafn-.
tal-cd by ih«-i«» Iminal combinatiomi. Tho
Democratic party ha? long wanted to ba tempw-.i
$jy liiese , orporal ions.
Wlien Bryan wtf* nominated in 1596 I Imd jus
reached success wit my New York paper 1
uonder»<! all night wi.at I should do. 1 Mood
evervlhing i<> lose and nothinK to gain. 1 did not
believe In free »llv«»r. but I did believe In liemoc
ra< v I decided to make a fight for Bryan
iiy Material succea*es crumbled: advertisers
threatened to withdraw ilieir patronage If I con
tinued to support Bryan. The deficit for October.
15:4(5. was $158,000 But we did not surrender.
Mr. Hearst then gave his reasons for leaving
the I "*mocratic par'y.
")lr B»-yan." he said, "is a shell man at a
iinnty fair, executing a shell game. Where is
wie little ball of free silver, of public ownership.
of the referendum yone?"
Sihlci) One of Many Against Stand
ard Oil Prosecution.
Oyster Kay. Sept. IS.— Secretary Loeb'a attention
was billed to-day to the letters read by William
Tl. Hearst a; a political nesting in Columbus. Ohio,
on Thursday night, which included correspondence
said to have passed between Senator Foraker, <>f
Ohio; ( "i:igr«»ssman Bfbtey. of Pennsylvania, and
.I^hn I>. Archbold. of the Standard Oil Company.
T..-n'ght Mr. lyieb issued the following official
statement, presumably in reply to that portion of
rhe correspondence in which Mr. Sihley is alleged
to halve called on the President in behalf of the
Standard Oil Company:
When Secretary Loeb's attention was called to
the aOeawd letter of -Congressman Sibley. iv
-te.i that Mr riihley was one of several hundred
people in th»- political and financial world who at
different tim'^»* appealed to the President not to
prosecute the Standard Oil Company. To all these
people the President listened with all politeness and
consideration. He found himself unable to agree
with any of th«-m. however, and the prose<uitiona
were accordingly ordered continued and are in prog
ress at the present time.
Discusses Development and Conser
vation of Xatural Resources.
Syracuse. Sept. 18.— James S. Sherman. Republi
can candidate for Vice-president, was the princi
pal speaker at Interstate Day at the State Fair to
day. Mr. Sherman was introduced by lieutenant
Governor I^ewis S. Chanler. the Democratic nomi
nee for Governor. Mr. Sherman discussed the de
velopment and conservation of the natural re
sources of the country and called the attention of
the people to <he methods of government which
had made possible the great development of the
products of the farms, forests and mines.
Mr. Sherman quoted from the speech of President
Roosevelt at Jamestown last year on the conser
vation of the national resources, which, he said,
constituted the fundtmental problem underlying
almoFt every problem of our national life. He also
quoted the declaration of principles adopted by
the Governors of the various states w',;o met in the
Watte House last May. Continuing, Mr. Sherman
This quest'or. has in It naught of partisanship. 1*
is not a class question, nor yet a state one: it is .1
national question of vast importance. Nor is iT by
any means a new idea, though It has. undeT Pres,
d»nt Roosevelt, been emphasized to a greater de
gree than ever hefore. Our statutes will testify to
the many bws looking to the development of home
steads in the free distribution of available acres of
the public domain to the landless settler, to the
preservation of the forests, to the Irrigation of the
soil, the reclamation of arid lands and the improve
ment of waterways and harbors.
Passing from the subject of the development of
the states resources, Mr. Sherman compared the
progress and the result of agricultural opportunity
and activftiy in Great Britain and the T'nlted
States sin?e Great Britain abandoned her protec
tive policy in 1846.
After speaking of the resources of New Tork
State. Mr. Sherman said in closing:
Much has bfen done in the past, more should he
done in tht* future. American agriculture will h
maintain»d at Its present high standard so long aa
our home market is maintained. But we must go
further than that. We must think of our exhaust
ible forests and mines. We must think of the land
that must he fertilized, and we must makf the arid
and sftn'-and regions productive. We must drain
the swamps, we must look to the preservation, the
usefulness and the perpetuation of every natural
rPsn'T^. As individuals, as counties, as sratfs. as
a nation, we must work together for the best good
ot each and the best good of all. We liave the
greatest land on earth, the brightest opportunities.
We cannot help ourselves without aiding others.
W- cannot alci others without helping ourselves.
Such is good citizenship and good government. Such
la bound to bring and hold national wealth and
power and glory.
Court to Pass on Relevancy of Ques
tions Asked Him.
Washington. Sept. n.— The relevancy of questions
asked President Gompera of the American Federa
tion of Labor concerning editorials in the Septem
ber number of "The Federationist" will be passe-J
nn by the District Supreme Court probably on
Monday, and pending that action the proceedings
In the contempt case against the federation officers
W ere to-day suddenly suspended. Mr. Gompera de
clined to answer the questions because the utter
ances attributed to him had been made since the
i-or.tempt petition was filed.
One of the questions asked by Daniel Davenport,
of Bridgeport. Conn., counsel for the Bucks Stove
am! Range Company, ot St. Louis, the complainant.
was whether air. Gompera had caused to be pub
lished a communication printed in the September
■F^.ir-rationisf tn which it was said: "Money
makes the mar<- go. anci money is making this
cap- go.*" Mr Gompen said ir was intended by
this expression to say that the Bucks company
pays the expenses of the suit, including Mr. Daven
! retainer.
Mr. Davenport moved to strike out this reply as
Irrelevant, but Mr. Gompera said: "You may strike
it out if you wish, but it is still true.- He de
clined to answer the question in definite terms. An-
Inqulry in regard to one of his editorials
elicited the response that "the matter was an edi
torial expression to which I had a right under the
again declined to answer in <'efinlt° terms. "I think
I have sufficiently stated," he said.
"Then you decline to answer 0 " said M-. T-'.iven
port, shaking his finger «t the witness.
Mr. Gompera peremptorily ordered Mr. Daven
port not to again shake his finger at him.
Much of to-day's session was occupied by Mr.
Davenport in the presentation of newspapers which
he designated aa labor organs. Many of these were
printed after the issuance of Mr Goulds •n rtt of
Injunction, and by the -:se of large type mingled
with small they contrived to repeat the declaration
that the Bucks Company was unfair. Mr Gom
pers denied responsibility for th^se expressions, de-
Claring that all the pai»ers exhibited were antago
nistic to the policies of the American Federation of
■Do you mean to say." asked Mr. Davenport,
with emphaaic, 'Uiat the fact that they differ from
you in their political use has any bearing on this
■7 mean to say.' replied Mr Gompera. "thai the
fact that we had dropped the Bucks Company from
the unfair list would be sufficient reason for their
taking it cp "
Ueavenworth. Kan.. Sept. £.— Speaker Cannon ar
rh ed here to-day from Topeka. where lie spoke
last night. lie wn.s t!ie gu«st to-day Of Repre
sentative D. R. Anthony, editor of "The I^eaven
worth Times" Mr cannon, accompanied by .Jus
tice Brewer, whose home is here, visited the Na
tional Soldiers' Home, the penitentiar- and Fort
At Fort I.eevenworth a salute of seventeen guns
was fired in their honor, and th« guests were
greeted by Brigadier General Frederick Funston.
At the federal prison Warden R. W. Mci "laufchrey.
who has known the Speaker for forty years, met
the visitors.
Kansas City, Mo.. Sept. IS. — Spenk»r Cannon spent
an hour In Kansas City to-night lietween trains.
He cMme down from I^eavenworth by troiley, and
departed to-night. for his home in Danville, 111.
.\vw (iriean«. Sept. Fifty-three candidates for
. tv ■,;•.,! parish .>m>e>« nn the independent Demo
cratic Ueagoe hs i the privilege of tiling their nnml
nation paper* with the registrar of voters denied
by .ludge W B. BUrner of the District Court,
to-day The candidates as a body had applied for
■ writ of manJarnus compelling the registrar to
accept their papers. The court held that a sepa
rate- application should have heen fil*-<i by ench
candidate, and dismissed the caae accordingly. The
registrar •hud refused to accept the nominations
bw?aure of allegfi omlsidona and ■ irregularities.
The ticket ia headed by \V, G- Thcbault for Mayor.
Candidate for Governor Says Taft
Will Carry Xorth Carolina.
North Carolina wfll break out of the "Solid south"
and be carried for Taft this year, according to the
prediction of .1. EJwood Cox. the Republican candi
date for Governor in that state, who was in New
Tork last night, on his way to New England. Mr.
<"ox is a manufacturer of hardwood lumber sup
plies at High Point. N. c.. and this is the first time
he has ever run for any office.
"The last time we elected a Governor in Xirth
'■arolina was in I*M. when the Republicans fused
with the Populists." said Mr. Cox to a Tribune re
porter. "Now we are ripe for a return to Repub
lican government. The Democratic party during its
long period of power in North Carolina has StssaV
By grown more radical, and the recent anti-rail
road legislation has injured business Interests
throughout the state.
"I know many business men who ar* Democrats
who intend to vote the Republican ticket tills 3'<*.ir.
and I feel saf" In saying that of the twenty tho-i
sand voters who are employed on the railroads
nearly all will vote as Republicans.
•I think that Mr. Bryan, who regards the entir*
South as his political property, will find lie is mis
taken. For one thing, many of the voters in North
Carolina are tired of radicalism, and this feeling is
drawing th°m from the Democracy represented by
our present Governor. R. £>. Glenn. Then, besides,
there was a hitter three-cornered fight in the Dem
ocratic convention for the nomination of a Gox-
ernor. and. from what I have heard, that will cost
the Democrats many votes."
Mr Cox spoke enthusiastically of the renomina
tion of Governor Hughes. "Tt was a victory for up
rightness and principle." he said, "and while I
have never met Governor Hughes personally I have
long admired him as an ideal executive."
Governor Cummins Predicts That
Plurality for Taft.
Governor Albert B. f'ummtns of lowa, who called
at Republican national headquarters yesterday,
told Chairman Hitchcock that lowa woulfl give
Taft and Sherman from "0.000 to SMM plurality.
"Thore ?}, n o weakening or wavering on the part
of Republicans in the national campaign." said
Governor Cummins. "They may differ upon local
questions, hut when it comes to deciding in whose
hands the government shall be placed they have
no hesitancy in uniting to save the country from
another four-year period of Democratic disaster
As to Bryan" Our people like him. but they liko
htm as a Chautauqua lecturer, not as President
of the T'nited States.'*
The Governor will go on the stump on September
28. and will speak in Indiana. Illinois, lowa and
other states practically every day until the elec
Calvin Chase, of Washington, editor of "The
Bee." an Influential negro paper, said during a vlstt
at headquarters that "The Bee" would support
Taft and Sherman. Doubt about the attitude of the
paper had arisen because it had opposed Judge
Taf'a nomination.
All of the member? of the executive and ad
visory committees of the national committee met
with chairman Hitchcock yesterday and gave their
attention to some means of arousing greater en
thusiasm 1n the campaign in the East. The im
pression that the battleground is entirely in the
■Western states is deplored by the management of
the campaign in the East. Charles P Taft. brother
of tiie candidate, had a long talk with Mr. Hitch
cock. Senator Borah, of Idaho, who has made
more than thirty speeches in the East, left here
for Chicago last night. At the New York head
quarters he said that the sooner the Eastern Re
publicans set rid of the notion that they had no
fight, on their hands the better off they would be.
In a roply given out yesterday to a letter from
Peter Shipman. of Le Scaur Center, Minn.. Post
maater General (Jeorge yon E* Meyer defends the
postal savings banks' indorsed in the Republican
platform and attacks as dangerous Mr. Bryan 3
plan of guaranteeing national bank deposits, ap
proved fh the Democratic platform.
Chairman Hitchcock made the announcement last
night '■* Senator BevcrM^e's campaign tour, be
ginning here on September 25 at Carnegie Hall. On
September 29 at Terre Haute. Ind.. he will speak
on "Labor." answering the speeches of Mr. Bryan
at Chicago and Terre Haut-. From ther- Senator
Bev<*rid;;» will go to Minneapolis on October 1.
then through the Dakota?. Montana and into Ore
gon. After appearing ar San Francisco, the return
trip Will be though Kansas. Nebraska. lowa and
into Illinois, ending with a big meeting ar Chicago
about October IS Thence the Senator will go into
the campaign in Ohio and Indiana, his home state.
President Parsons yesterday appointed the fol
lowing committee to arrange for the Carnegie
Hall meeting: B. W. B. Brown, chairman; Ogden
M. Reid, James D. Williams, Edward R. Fine!:,
McDougall Hawkes. Guy Van Amringe, Williams
H. Wadhams, Fred C. Tanner. A. P;irker Kevin,
Courtlan.lt NlcoU, Leavitt J. Hunt. P. Tecumseh
Sherman, Elliot Tuckerman, John Me onaughy
and Lawrence L. Drijrgs.
Special Session to Consider Four Subjects^ —
County Option. Chief.
Indianapolis. Sept. IS.— A special session "f the
sixty-fifth General Assembly of Indiana convened
to-day, under a call from Governor J. Frank
Hanly. to consider four subjects: A county local
option, bill; a bill giving the Governor additional
authority to prevent destruction of property by
"night r:il<>rs'" in Southern Indiana; a bill to repeal
a grant made to the VTncennes University of $120,000
by th^ '.a.«t I^pgislatur*'. ami n bill to correct an
error in a bill passe. l by the las; Legislature, by
whiefa unexpended funds of slat,- institutions would
revert to the general fund on September 30.
The subject of absorbing interest is the county
option bill, whteh Is favored by the Republican
platform, and is being supported by Governor
Hanly an-1 the Republican membecs with few ex
ceptions. Democrats are vposed to the measure
With a few exceptions, and whether the bill «•:!!
he pnssnii hi prohlenjaticaL Republican campaign
leaders opposed calling ihe special session on the
eve < f ■ general election, doubting the political
propriety of the action. The Governor could not
be swerved from his determination, and has been
indorsed by church conferences, mlnisi<*r:ai asso
ciations. the anti-saloon league and other temper
an,:< organiaattona Opposing Interests have been
eQUi Hy active.
The Senate has thirty-sta Republicans sad four
teen Democrats, the H.mse fifty-three Republicans
and ftwty seven Democrats, the speclnl election
yesterday to fill vacancies having resulted tn th"
01 one Senator by the Democrats. Party con
ferer.. sa and caucuses were lelil last night to out
lit c olans Of action.
The Latter To Be Serenaded in Front of the
Capitol at Albany on Monday.
Albany. Sept IS.— A serenade which wns to hare
been tendered Governor Hughes in front of the
Capitol to-night has be»n posi p«ine<! until Monday
night. Mayor Charles H. Gflius. Republican can
didate for State Controller, w4H be serenaded th«
same evening. The arrangements «r» betng made
by the presidents Of four Republican clubs of
It was announced this afternoon that State i'om
mitteeman William DaJHea, jr., would deliver the
apeerta Introducmg tiie Governor T,uther C. War
ner, president of the Albany County Republican
Organization, is to act as grand marshal of the
Governor Hughes returned at noon to-day from
the state fair at Byracusja He will probably an to
New York to-morrow.
Amsterdam. N V. Sept. 1 x — Kx-< nngrMsman
John X Stewart. W«« was one of ths camlidates
fur the RepubMcan nomination for Governor, haa
forwardad tie following letter to Governor
lion Charles X Hughes. Albany. N Y.
My Dear Mr. Hughes: I take great pleasure in
extending tt> yju my hearty congratulations on
your renomination, and assure you I shall do
all in my power to assht In your election, t<>
gethar with the whole Republican ticket. If I
can be of any service to you In any wav pleane
command me. With my kindest regards and best
wishes. I have the honor to be. vei sincerely
yours. . JOHN X ST EWART. .
The reason W. L. Douglas $3.50
shoes are worn by more men in
all walks of life than any other
make is' because I give the
wearer the benefit of the most
complete organization of skilled
shoemakers in this country, who
receive the highest wages paid
in the shoe industry and whose
workmanship cannot be ex
The selection of the leathers
and other materials for each
part of the shoe and every de
tail of the making is looked after
by specially trained experts in
every department.
If I could take you into my large tactones at orocKion,
Mass., and show you how carefully W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes
are made, you would then understand why they hold their
shape, fit better, wear longer, p . -
and are of greater value than (Signed) hf^J^r^/U^uM
any other make. '
Cannot Be EquaiiGd at Any Price*
W. L. DOUGLAS LEATHERS. FOR $1.75 A*D $2.00.
T**t Color £ V «M> «*«* e*clu*ir«i V . CmMm* XalU* ftm W. L. DOUGLAS. Brock*** Mam.
433 Broadway, cor. Howard. 356 Sixth Ave^ cor. 22d St.
755 Broadway, cor. th St. BROOKLYN, N.Y.
853 Broadway, cor. 14th St. 708-710 Broadway. V.
1349 Broadway, cor. 36th St. 1367 Broadway. cor.Gates Ay.
1447-1449 Broadway. 42 i Fulton Street, cor. PearL
2202 Third Aye., cor 20th. 478 Flf th Avenue.
984 Third Aye., near 59th St. JERSEY CITY —1 8 N-wark
2779 Third Avenue. Avenue. Newark
250 West 125 th Street. mttw! p^ 7«- R jc»
345 Eighth Avenue. NEWARK— 7Bo Broad St.
95 Nassau Street. PATERSON-192 Market St.
School Information Service
To aid its readers in selecting ths most suit
able school for their sons or daughters THE
EVENING POST has establishei in connection
with its Educational Library at Room 403,
Evening Post Building a Schoo Information
Service, we!! appointed and practically con
ductei Here catalogues are on file from over
2,000 schools of every kind in the United States,
Canada, and foreign countries, and parents or
guardians can either write or call personally and
determine th: respective advantages of the
various schools before making their final decis
ion on this all -important school question.
Inquiries by mail directed to this department
will be promptly and fully answered, with
recommendations to thosi schools seemingly
best suited to the inquirer's needs.
Nen York's Grcales! School Advertising Median
Calls Bank Guarantee Scheme Vis- j
ionary and Demoralizing.
Baltimore. Sept. if,— Charles H. Ti— l, United
States Treasi-rer. spoke at the amatr of the Mary
land Bankers' Association to-night. He contended
that there was no more leassn why the government
should guarantee bank deposits than It should in
vestments in any other lines of business. He took
exception to tho arguments advanced by William
J. Bryan in favor of the proposal, and declared the |
entire scheme to be visionary, impr.iclica! and full
of demoralizing dangers. He sai«i in part:
Mr. Bryan .-laim* that his aim is to protect the
masses. His argument for the guarantee of bank
deposits would affect a class, and. as a rule, the
richer class, for not many laborers have even IBS
spare money to ke«"-|> an active bank account.
The argument is frequently made that a man j
who holds banknotes is secured by the guarantee
of the government, because bonds are put up as i
collateral by the bank-* Why should there be
favoritism? It must be remembered, however, j
that the relation of the depositor to the bank 1*
far more intimate than to the bill holder, and af
fords greater opportunity for protection, aa bill
hotdera are scattered widely over the continent.
perhaps over the commercial world. The stock
holders and the officials of the banks and the de
positors come together in mutual interest, but it
is a different Interest from that of the bill hold
ers, which is only transitory an.i sometimes a
momentary interest.
Mr. Bryan in a recent address said that the
United States government and the various states
and municipalities that make deposits receive
interest thereon and r^ijuire a specific collateral
are preferred creditors. Why should they be
preferred creditors? He overlooks the fad that
the public funds are in the custody of official*
who are simply the agents of the people. If the
funds be deposited with a bank withoul security
and the bank faile.t the official would be liable
to a criminal charge of embezzlement or defalca
tion unless the f'..n<ls were protected by an ade
quate bond.
I realize the importance of having the funds
that are collected from taxation «<> utilized a*
to go back into Urn criann«*ls af trade and com
mer'-e This can only be done through the In
strumentality of a ban!:, hut the official who
gives bia bond for the safety of this money cer
tainly should not be held to accountability when
the deposits are made in the interest sf lbs pub
lic welfare.
Mr. Brvn se^nis to fail to realize the difference
h'twen an ordinary depositor ..ml a custodian "f
public funds. The ordinary depositor should not be
cliissed with tne public official who deposits the
public's money, I'm iiaw the .'r-linarv depositor ban
reciprocating benertis in the safe keeping of his
funds, the ccllectlcn of his eherks and the con
venience a..ii fonomy ■•!' drawlnii his checks in
payment of his bills, saving him tn«? cost of nnnev
orders or «-xi r< tsug* The .bank In this way af
fords him :ill the baaettts that he and hi 3 .-p«.>sirs
are entitled to.
The fact ni.st not be lost sight of thnt the gov
ernment deil»e> no .■<.rresj>.>mlinic betir-tit from the
loan of public funds as does the individual depos
Mr. Bryan la*i»t« that the government is always
a prsAerrad creditor, and to that extent It ln
tr*Tiches upon the fund.- that would ordinarily be
u«ed to make good the demands of the general de
po«itor. We. n:i.-<t consider th.»f the jrovcmnn-nts
revenue* a-> but coD+ctkHM taken from the pt»opl"
tliroush taxation. It la the money of the pt-op!e. In
rharga of a custodian, for sgacMr sawsjasam for
thtlr benefit alone. Ws art- apt to loae sight of the
fact that these officials in charge of public funds
ar» under a heavy bond.
It Is sumriring tsar! Mr. Bryan aasawl advocate
surh a broad t>roposltion of paternalism, it has al
ways been claiin«»d by him that the spirit of Democ
racy l« against interference Jiy the $ov«mmrnt in
individual affairs, insisting upon absolute iremlorn
to. conduct its business when not "s^ln»t the public
'intrrest. I. cannot »cc wherein the money depos
ited in a lank m acj more sacred' itutu U invested
Wtyt peraraji |3osL
Aiaewhere If ths welfare of the people be loiisM
►red. why make this distinction In legjslatkm far
teition of one kind of investor and naffjawl
- others?
Leslie M. Shaw, former Secr»tan - "f the Treas
ury, spoke m "The Currency.'" and made a srrasaf
plea for greater elasticity therein, pointing out tha>
n»-ed.-= thereof and the difilcultJes under which ths>
banking business of the country is now conducts*.
Amsaqr. Sept. IS.— Organized arnon^ other thins*)
to establish the golden rule, the Society of Applie*
Philosophy, with principal ofßcea in New Torn,
filed ti o'rtiflc-ate of incorporation with the 9ecre
tary of State to-day. The object of the society ts
"to apply the principles of philosophy and of ths>
Christian -e.igion to existing conditions asat ts>>
stitutions, to political, social and other proMessa;
to organize a political party to b^ known aa th»
Progressive Conservatives. a:!I to restrict thst
righ:? of sufferase to the owners of a c-ertani
amount of property, real or personal, and te> S9
t»n-J the suffrage on the same terms to woman*
also to influenc- legislation in the direction, ••*
greater humanity, r>rohibiiing corporal niiililiiaaiit
in every form, and establishing the golden rule aadl
the Christian method at reform, which is to over
come *-vil with good."
The avrarssss aaa Bsaffs Louise Burs», of Tla»
mo:-:d-"«port. and Emily Bangp • and Josephine S.
Banee. oi Brooklyn. 'T.t ;
Queens Grand Jury Meets Next Week —
Barrin to Appear Aioas.
The ayjanal grand jt:ry called at the r^quaat s€
District Attorney Ira J. .-rin of Queens CWssjCß>
will meet In Flushing on Monday. Among tb*
cases to come before it will be those against Cap
tain Peter C. Hams and his brother. Thornton J.
Hams. arising out of the shooting of William G.
"I sa nor think the aWwi eass will be the ftrst
corsid* said Sir. Daßw. yesterday. "Tf either
or both the brothers »re indicted, it Is a <ju»-*tlon
in my mini if the trial can -^ reached this maota
or ewn next. Thr.t case will have to ■*■ its turn
with the r»*«t in the regular ord«»r."
Mr Darrin said he expected to MM the casa
tefor- both the grand and trial Juries. D*strfcet
Attorney Jfr«>m»""9 assistants will >«;<l in preparmaj
the caiw». and ks will mrot twelve iawy-ra thiwa
BSBMS ■ awal for consultation on the case.
After making a trip around the world with
Colonel Robert M. Thompson and hla tsro hundred
ssjsafJt the big steamer Mlneola arrtvedi aaaa>
yesterday from Vancouver in ballast. Sha aat
weather beaten, anil hao a cttrk growth of. bar
awaiM which extended abeve her waterline.
OMawai Thcmpson an! hla guests left the Xbmss)
at Vancouver. B. C. and cam* East by rail. Tha>
Minaola was chartered from the Hoaan Uw fes
October. ISV7. She had been running ia tha Galves
tan-Rutterdaun service. Ovsr SM.ON waa sajawt ba>
Colonel. Thompson ia iiMlt— th« big freights*.
and the entire trip, it is said, cost him .*•■**.

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