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ITBIILDIXG WORK
BY REPUBLICANS!
VICtENCT IX THE DE
PARTMENTS.
Postal Service Has Made Wovder-
fill /),••: riopments in the Last
Ten Years.
s
rTrvm Tii* Trlbun^ Bur'tai
-,Vash'n«on. Oct. 11.-TVith the successful ad
j^inlstratfon of PusiaMU Roosevelt *s one of
tre paramour-; Issues of the present campaign.
the K<=rafc liraTl l^a"^ 1 " 5 take especial P rlde In
j^-nting to the upbuilding <•«>** that has bePn
a.^Tr;p!:!=hed in the la>t «=ovon rears by the vari
ru « governmental departments in Washingrton.
To none r>f these departments do they point
ja^r t consistently and topically than to the
Pokofflce r^partr.ient. -which, as an institution.
ro . ro - ; nt r, more intimate relations with all th*>
people of the -.try than any other branch of
the government.
From the unusual number of requests for data
and statistics made to the Postofflce Depart
ment by Republican state and county leaders,
V r aspirants for Congress, by campaign orators
and publicity rests it is evident that the rec
ord furnishes a forceful argument to voters.
jUfh"UEn plentifully supplied with campaign
material by the various literary bureaus of th«»
rational committee, there .is a mass of data
xvhioh the individual campaigners gather at first
hand for their own locality, and every mall
hnngs reauests to the Postofflce authorities to
forward the latest information. This is only
natural, when the record of the department is
considered, for its dealings are. perhaps, more
readily appreciated t»y all who use the malls
tr=an those of any other field of Uncle ~^.m's ac
tivities
Xo man more fully realizes the popular ap
predation which has been manifested over his
efforts and those of his predecessors than the
Fostmaster General. George Yon Len^erke
Meyer, who has administered the affairs of the
department since February. 1987. and who, even
in that comparatively brief time, has made such
marked progress, besides so familiarizing him
self with the workings of the vast service, a? to
spring at once into the first rank of postal
authorities.
In s. conversation a day or two ago Mr. Meyer
pcinied out some o" the salient improvements of
the last ten years under a Republican admin
tsxxatfo~i as an evidence of the constructive pol
icy of that party and as a reason why it should
be continued in power through the election of
l!r. Taft. For the Civil Service rules do not
extend their protection to the thousands of
capable, experienced postmasters throughout the
country, and a change of administration from
Republican to Democratic would undoubtedly
mean the substitution of untried and Inefficient
men in all branches of the service, with conse
quent disorder and disorganization, which could
not be corrected for several years.
POSTOFFICE PROGRESS.
A mere glance at the postal receipts, accord
ins to the Postmaster General, demonstrates
that the department has been conducted on the
most efficient business principles, and shows
that the country ha.<= steadily prospered. In
IW»7. the last year which saw a Democratic ad
ministration, the postal receipts were $8^665.
4*T2. and they had increased but v- ..... since
the first year of the Cleveland administration.
In I!*> 7 the receipts were Hi -' 005 more
Chan $100,000,000 ?r°ater thaa In 1597. with an
average annual increase of $10,000,000. which
was greater than the entire gain in four years
ur.d^r Cleveland,
"To the Republican administration of Presi
dent McKinley must be credited the introduc
tion of the rural free delivery." said Mr. Meyer.
"To the Republican administration of President
Roosevelt must be credited its enlargement and
improvement, until to-day it is in operation 00
.■*.27» routes, serving more than 16.000.000 per
sons. Its value to the farmer has been htcal
n;;aV;e. It has had a wonderful educational in
2«o r „vp # and has given those living in rural com
rr:unities opportunities for reading and study
which they never before knew. it has caused
the improvement of roads, for without good
roads .here could be no delivery, and. in short,
it ha-s b^?n a greater boon to farm life than
nny other ring'.e influence of the last century.
it :- my hope that th<j next few years will
p* the jTitrcducTion of the parcels post, and it
In kt intention to ie eve effort to bring this
about. It will be no add expense to the na
tfcja; :n fact, it will do much to wipe x>ut the
«*f:"it -a-jsed c-ach year by the delivery of sec
ond rrlaas matter; arid it is an improvement
vrfaich, once instituted, would .never be given
\:? It is second in importance only to the rural
fre* delivery Itpelf. and will prove a* great a
benefit to th«* • 1 1 Tier
"Another reform."* continued th« Postmaster
General, "which I hold to be of vast Impor
tance is the strict and systematic enforcement
oi '.r* statutes empowering the Postmaster
Goneral v> exclude from the mails all matter
relating to fraudulent schemes. These prac
ticea grew out of a failure to enforce the law
to the tetter, and this reform has resulted in
the saving of thousands of dol!ar« by hundreds
of persona who would ultimately have been
fleeced by such schemes."
GUARANTEED PAVING? BANKS.
To Sir. Meyer wi!l iWonjj the title of "Father
of th" Postal Paving? Bank" when that Institu
tion r- a part of the PostoSiee Department, for
h« 1 h.~ been the most aggressive champion of
this system, both before Congress and before the
country. "Postal savings banks are rot an ex-
I-rirrent," he said, "but a demonstrated fact.
Tr-r" are fow governments in the civilized
vorid. with the exception of the United States
and Germany, which have. - not adopted the
i«<Ma! pavings hank system, and its success in
the Philippines makes it.« hearty indorsement by
the j«-.ple of this <-Guntry *i certainty."
*Ir. il«yer is extremely confident that the bill
no-u- before Congress providing- for the estab
lisr.rrr^nt of postal savings banks, which was
Zavorabl? reported by the Committee SB Post
ofiicfc* and Post Roads, will become a law at the
Ws\2«"TED TO KNOW
TV* Trwtik About Grape-Nuts Food.
* d^FTft rnatt»r so much what you hear
' ! 'Jf a thi&S. it's what you know that counts,
■""d correci kn^n-jef^f; is most likely to ■me
*Jom personal xperiftnee-.
"About a year ago." writes a N. T. man. "'I
iras lx,ther«-d by indigestion, especially during
* forenoon. I tried .several remedies without
fcny permanent Improvement.
"■*•'> bn-akf»fet usually •.-onsisted of oatmeal,
st-stk. or <-h<«j»x, br*-ad. coffee and some fruit.
'Hearing *.o much about «;nip»--N*uTs. i ron
*'i:j'!e«i to give it a trial and find out :f all I had
r»nr4 „f j t wal , true.
rfvj I b*-«an witn Grap<»-.N'uti« and cream. 2
* r >f! boiled <«gs. toast, a cup of Postum and
s >nv fruit. Before the tnd of the first week I
* as -'rid of ch<- acidity of Uie sst«irua<-h and felt
lyuch rHiev»»<i.
"By th»- end ot' tli«- second we«>k a jj traces of
F<Mlisestion had difappt-ared atll i i was in jj rHt
tmu health once more. Before beginning this
••„... O f r t Jct j neVfT ha<i aIJJ . aj>p< ,jj t^ for
*'■'•■ m. tell ii"".'. 1 can enjoy * hearty ni«-ai at
-T-:i tilii- - There* a Reason."
-ill. K,v.--n b> POHtWa 0... Battle <Teek
Read; ru- Koad to Wc!lville.r in pk-^
Ever^reae the above letter? A new r..-^e ap
pears from time to time. They are genuine,
* *«uJ fufl of 'if man interest
n*>xt session. "Besides its great conveniences I
and safety," said the Postmaster General, "it is !
desirable because it will encourage economy and '
thrift among the wage earners. It is a much ;
more practical system than the guarantee of
banks i deposits, urged by Mr. Bryan, and in
fact it does everything that Mr. Bryan claims
for his theory without any of the dangerous
consequences.
"More than seven million immigrants landed
in this country during the last ten years, and
nearly $100,000,000 was sent out of the country j
by these people. Much of this money would
probably have been deposited in savings banks \
had the government's stamp of security been on i
them. In many instances it has been found
that, for want of postal savings banks, money
orders have been bought payable to the pur- j
chaser, and the money has lain without interest i
in the Postoflice Department for the entire year j
allowed by law. The reason for this is that
these people trust the government where they
will not trust banks.
"Canada has more than .$47ri.00Q.000 deposited
in her savings banks, and With this vast amount
of. money there has been practical. no loss to
the depositors To illustrate the necessity for
postal savings banks it is only needed to show
the deposits In the various savings banks of
the country. in all .?3,4i:2.000.000 is deposited
and it is distributed as follows:
n>Z -^?land? land H.Js»,es».oss
Maryland -ii'Si, .Si
Ohio iM.OW'.OOO
inmof, ■::::::::■::::::::;::::::;:;;;;;;;;;;; ,itg&X
ISjSI-li ii«.500,0u0
i>l.fomia 2^.-
In remaining: states 52.000. 0 X)
"It has been my aim." continued Mr. Meyer,
"to bring the work of the department up to the
highest state of efficiency along business lines
and at the same time to introduce economies
whenever they are compatible with the public
; interest. It is also the intention of the present
administration to improve the conditions under
which our employes work, by shortening the
' hours of labor wherever it is possible and by
basing promotions on actual merit instead of on
I political preferment. The recent appointments
; of Dr. C. P. Granfleld as First Assistant Post
; master General and Joseph Stewart as Sec
| ond Assistant Postmaster General a:>- evidences
[ of this policy. Both of these officials have been
I connected with the department for upward of
I fifteen years, and their faithful services were
'< rewarded by the best positions in the depart
ment. This policy will be strictly adhered to in
the future, even as regards the postmasters, and
j I am confident that it will result In improving
the efficiency of the service.
BENEFITS TO EVERYBODY.
"One of the most striking economies insti
tuted during the last year has been the savins
in railroad mail service. Since 1873 It has been
the uniform practice to use the number of week
days in the -weighing- period as the divisor for
determining the average daily weight in ac
cordance with the construction put upon the
words "working ■-.•.- An order was issued in
June, 1907. which provided that the whole num
ber of days included In the weighing should be
used as the divisor for obtaining the average
weight a day. ' This change will probably result
in a saving of J4.619.255 annually. . Another sav
ing of $165,000 was accomplished by a change of
factories which made the envelopes for the de
partment. These changes .'-.• only the begin
ning of a number which v ill be made within the
next few years, with the ultimate result, I hope,
that the business of the department will be con
ducted on lines of the utmost economy and
efficiency."
Among jther benefits which the country has
derived from the administration of Mr. Meyer
are hi? order that "special delivery" written on
a letter with the required number of stamps
wijl serve the purpose of a special delivery
stamp, his order increasing the number of
money order offices by six thousand. the inaugu
ration of evening deliveries in the larger cities
and his especial attention to the ocean mail ser
vice. His part in securing 2-cent postage to
Great Britain is recent in the minds of the
public, and the results of that achievement are
already fulfill the splendid predictions. The
reduction will undoubtedly result in an Increase
In receipts, besides leading to freer commercial
intercourse between the two countries. The fin
est feature of his administration In the eyes <>f
the Postmaster General Is the- absolute harmony
with which all the employes are working, and it
Js in this that he fe^ls his greatest confidence
for the u;>bui!ding: of the postal service.
Hear ye! Hear ye!! Hear ye!'! To-day is
trie last of registration! Booths op-n -from
7 a. m. to 10 p. hi. Go early and avoid the rush,
foe thousands will probably try to register in the
last hour, and many may be turned away if on
account of the cowd they cannot get into the
booth before '0 o'clock.
C. F. U. WITH GOMPERS.
Much Opposition, However, to In
dorsing Appeal for Fund*.
Most of est*rday*a meeting of *h» Central Ppd
«rat»»d T'r.ion was taken up in a furious debate on
the question of contributions to the American Fed
eration of Labor J campaign for the Democratic
party. Th» debate was provoked by the report of
the executive committee in reference to one of the
circular* sent by President Gompers and the ci
<»ruiive rounril of the American Federation of La
bor, asking for contributions. The committee
recommended that the circular be Indorsed and that
the unions be asked ... contribute
Tlie peneral understanding among the dAlo^ates
was that these circulars, one of which lauded the
Democratic party p.= the friend of labor and de
rounced the Republican party a- the enemy of la
bor, were an appeal to the vi.ions i-> suppprt
Bryan and the Democratic party.
"What are we called in to vote for* That's
what I would like to know." said delegate Abra
hams, of the PresFfeeders" Union. "This circular
explains nothing. If the American Federation of
Labor wants us to Indorse either the Democratic or
Kf-publican party it could say so openly without
beating about the bush."
Several delegates denounced both th a Republican
and the Democratic party, and '' '''"'* '"" Ryan, of
the Photo Engravers' Union, asked the delegates
to ember thai the preset State legislature,
with Governor Hughes, a Republican, in power, had
passed more labor hills than any other Legislature
for years.
After an uproarious fifteen minutes the matter
was put to a vote and the recommendation of the
committee was adopted, whereupon several of the
delegates gut up and said their unions had repudi
ated all the Gotnpern circulars.
GOMPERS TO AID FOELKER'S OPPONENTS
?amuel Gompem. president of tli*" American Fed
enticn of Labor. SJid J.i!.;: Mitchell, second vice
president <•( the federation and ex-president of
the United Mine Workers, are r»r«-p ; iring to airi
Jaine* P. Saber, the I>»-mocra,Uo nominee in the 3d
Tongr^ss I)istii<~t ot Brooklyn, in his fight against
Otto >j. Foelker. the Republican nominee. Naher
i« national tisusurw nt the United Matters of North
Arr)«-»ica. d'ompTs wlli ppeak for him .'>nd Mitchell
ha* written ;i letter whirl; will »><• circulated
throughout the district.
BRYAN FINALLY INDORSED.
[By Telegraph to The Trlbun*. !
Philadelphia. Oct. 11.— The Central Labor Union
iiidorst-d Bryan for the Presidency to-day, adopt
ins resolution, tabled som« months ago, by :•
vote at a to H-
Are you registered? No? Don't fair to *t
i tens) to it at ones! Delay for half an hour may
erst you your vote. Register bifore you go to
I business. Situation 3' booths in Manhattan and
\ The Bronx in this edition of The Tribune, Last
day.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY. OCTPBER 12, 1908.
RINGS REGISTRATION
REPUBLIC AS INCREASES.
Brooklyn Leaders Proud of Showing
in Their Districts.
The Republicans of Brooklyn believe that they
j have cause for congratulation IB the showing that
; the districts which they control have made in the
■ three days of registration. The figures, district by
I district, cannot well be compared with those of
many years back, owing to reapportion merit, but
the results in the Republican districts for the first
j three days of 1906. when the last Governorship cam
1 palpi was waged, and of this year can be com
; pared. They are as follows:
' Assembly
District 19Ofi. IS*"* Gain.
1 8.052 S>ll3 I.iVU
6 9063 9.610 ft 47
6 7 2S« 7.44* 154
10 8.671 8.9 M *U
11 a,622 >\7B* 2»"»
12 J>.2J>« 10,340 1.6E4
17 »03» »,28« 2.-.B
■IS ft 71<> 11.4 M S.«M
2:5 _ 9.123 10.«39 I. "02
i Totalu 77.rt87 £5.603 7.018
While there have been considerable gains In the
i Republican districts, there have been decreases* In
some of the Democratic districts of the borough
> and small gains In others. The figures In these dis
tricts are : ■->
| liihiiiiitiij
District. 1PO«. J»Ti». Gain. li"t*.
2 7 404 «.Sll — 583
3 S.SOB UU 1 —
4 7 bob 7.!>12 ♦•' —
7 (5.71« «.772 M —
g._ «.S3.'i 11.774 ' — "•
5... .. 8.251 10.767 2.5W —
13 « 400 *.ni7 a —
14 6.16» «.410 241 —
IS 7 I(V> 7.17" 7 —
M '. R.«.T7 11.317 2,«50 —
1<» . ... R :!»il «674 313 —
20 ..7 092 v ioa «' —
21 " '.'.'..'. 5.3T.2 6.093 259
«2 . „ 12.772 15.866 •.«««
Total* .104,523 * 115.13S »521 Sl3
This gives the Democrats a net sain of S.fiOß in
their fourteen Assembly districts. At the same
time the Republicans have a net pain of 7.916 in
their nine Assembly districts. In three Democratic
districts there are actual losses. In five other dis
tricts the gains can be expressed in one or two fig
ures. Only In three districts out of their fourteen
do they show gains comparable with tho*e in half
the Republican districts. One of the sections where
there is a large Democratic gain la In the notorious
16th Assembly District, where the election author
ities are now investigating the big registrations
from the racing stables. In this district arc the
racetracks. The 9th and 22d districts have a non
descript population. They are large suburban sec
tions.
The gain In the 23d Assembly District the
Brownsville section — cannot be depended upon alto
gether to favor the Republicans, it is thought,
though the neighborhood is now believed to be
more Republican than anything else. Considerable
surprise Is expressed at the small registration in
the Wt:iamsburs section, the centre of the German
population. This is believed to be the centre of the
opposition to Hughes sentiment the stronghold of
the Personal Liberty League. In the l*th Assem
bly District there was a gain of 241 ; in the 21st a
falling off of 259: in the 19th a gain of 313, and
In the 20th a gain of 610. In two other districts
which have a large German population, the 4th and
15th. there was a combined increase of 50.
There has been considerable comment ewer the
genera] falling off in the registration figures. So
far. seven thousand fewer people registered this
year than registered for the last Presidential elec
tion on the flrst three days. At the same time
there has been an Increase of many thousands in
the population. The only way this increased popu
lation Is parent in the registration figures is In
the Increases in the big suburban sections — the 9th,
the ICth and the 22d districts. The 22d district,
though mentioned as Democratic, la doubtfully so.
The Republicans claim it. It has gone Republican,
and la expected to do so this year.
Chairman Jacob Brenner of the Kings County
Republican executive committee has his own view
of the falling off.
"The Boating voters have been largely elimi
nated by the new laws, in my opinion," he said.
•The falling off shows that there has been much
more fraudulent voting than we expected. The re
quirement that the voters must sign their names
has also bad a big effect. I know of some people
who have absolutely refused to register because
they were unwilling to let it be known that they
could not read and write. Of course, thin hits the
Democrats harder than It does us. Th« balk of
the uneducated part of the population is to be
found In the Democratic ranks, and this has been
jiroved before by election reforms.
"The increase in the Republican districts shows
that our people are coming out. We. expect to
carry the 22 District, where there has been a big
increase in the registration this fill. We are going
to <»arry the county and the state, too I have
been making a canvass. The Taft vote will be ex
tremely large i- here, according to the irrigations.
Many Democrats will vote for him. In some sec
tions—where the racetrack men live, and In the
German sections, where the Personal Liberty
lye.igoe is — there have been defections from
Hughes] but the loss of Republican votes will be
more than made up by th*» defection of Democrats
to his side. 1 will give out th« figures of my can
vass in a few days."
//Jtf/J ff'O/?A' ORDERED.
District Captains to Try to Increase
Registration To-day.
Th^re araa little disposition en th« part of Mm
political leaders in Manhattan yesterday to com
ment on the low registration for three days this
year. '!" prevailing i< i •=";* was that it WOUld he
better to wait arid see what the figures for all four
days were after the close of the booths ro-nlsrht.
The- polire reported yesterday that they had
made an error of one thousand In sending in the
returns for the third day from the 27th Assembly
District In Manhattan Instead of 866. as reported
yesterday, the registration In the district for the
third day was L.M6, making a total of s.aos for
three days.
This makes the figures tor three days in Man
hattan and The Bronx 204.141. a decrease of 33.0 M
from 1904, the decrease in the entire city being 3.1.428
Owing to the extensive r<a;>portionin-:r.t since 1904.
no detailed comparison for three days with th«
figures of that year can be made. This year, how
ever, the figures tor three days in a majority of
the districts of Manhattan fall below even those
of ISCS. A detailed comparison follows:
Political
A.D. I>nd("ncy. D»iT»a»« In. r-*a.««*
1 U«>m. TM —
•_' 1 i>m 7114 —
:t Dom. »:•. —
4 Hem. 1.0.V. —
6 Den . MM —
-, D»m 6SS —
: Pern. tea —
8 Horn. I «in —
9 D»ri. 437 —
10 Dem. «■»'» —
11 r»oTTi. <»::« —
12 Pern. 4*7 —
13 Pen. . 65
14 Den «<Jrt —
15 K»-p * — 301
i<; D*m. — S3
17 Hep — 139
IS Dem. — l«5
10 . Rap — 1,435
20 n»rn 320 —
21 Eep — 1.503
22 Dem. 176 —
23 Re* — 4.552
24 Den 81 T —
ZTi . R»P 4!»1 —
2« D««m. 191 —
27 Rep I«<> —
28 D«"m. 147 —
•J!> R°p — 334
10. Dem. — 612
31. Rep — 302
r-' Dem — 2. 705
:>;.'. D»m. — 1,040
31 Dem. — 2 £!>«
S3 •■ r>w» 1.&48
It will be noticed that meal of the Piimni istli
districts show » loss, while the only Rf-puhlican
districts to sho'v a decrease are the 25th and the
27th. and the decrease la each case is only slight.
The 27th District ii the mm In which President Par
sons, of the Republican County Committee, lives.
The largest Increase shown is In the 3d District,
of which <."oIUn ii. Woodward t< leader. It 1*
4..".52. This in a Republican district. .her Re
publican districts with good tea s-isea are the l!>th.
1,433; 2lst, 1,505, and the 15th, :">!• Representative
{Jennet is leader of th« 17th District usj .Moses M.
MclCe- U leader of the 2ixt.
A 1 "i the Democratic district* in the Sullivan end
of ill-- <■»> —1: -Io"\v~ l!th strict— show good <!.'.• 1 ■!••
,ickk>ii in resist ration. They are all lard 1 tamo
i rat districts, and the Republican leader* nay that
tru decrease ii. registration then *uuwa tlut U*
WASHBURN- CROSBYS
Gold Medal Flour
-■ -■ . ■■ — ■
new law has kept down the illegal registration that
In other years has been so prevalent in these dis
tricts.
WOODRUFF'S FIGURES.
' State Chairman Shores Inaccuracy of
"The Word's" Poll.
Btate Chairman Woodruff, when asked yesterday
what he thought about "The World's" canvass,
which gave Chanter 193.680 plurality over Hushes in
the state and 303.783 below The Bronx, and which
inidcated that Taft would carry the State by only
15,294., said "The World" ha.-; made a serWua error
in computation, which would be apparent in a mo
ment to any one who studied its figures.
"The returns of its postal card poll indicate that
'■ Mr. Chanter will receive a plurality of only H.MB in
the city, while The World's' canvass of the state,
j outside of the city, gives Governor Hughes a plural
i ity of 110.150," said Mr. Woodruff. -Th:, indicates
a plurality of 15.000 in the state for Mr. Hughes. I
believe that it will be much greater than that. In
a similar way. 'The World I *' canvass, when the
; error of computation has been eliminated, indicates
: a very large plurality in the state for Mr. Taft."
Mr. Woodruff based his conclusions or. analysis
I of these figures: In 1906 the actual number of
; votes in New York City was 600,000. of which Mr.
Hearst received OMM and Mr. Hughes 232,000. "The
World" estimates that there will be an additional
.-jO.QOO votes cast this year. A little less than MM
of the postal cards sent out were returned with
, answers. Of these -.;a: said they voted for Hughes
■ in 1306: 3.346. or 60.3 per cent, will again vote for
Hughes: 2,046, or '7 per cent, will vote for Chan
ler, and 102, or 2-7 per cent, will vote for Shearn.
; "If this canvass Is fair and is any indication of
! what the final vote will be," continued Mr. Wool
ruff "Mr. Hughes should receive 216.1*8 votes — 60.3
! per cent of Ms vote in 1906 is 157,956. 'The
j World' concedes that 16. per c«»nt of those who vot
: ed for Mr. Hearst In 1906 will now vote for Mr.
J Hughes. This makes 57.122. which, added to those
| who will again vote for Governor Hughes, gives the
! total of 215.105: 45.77 per cenl of tic new voters
< who answered the postal cards will vote for Hughes.
j This will add 22.585 votes, which will bring the Re
\ publican total to 237.993. Of those who answered
i the postal cards. 2.327 voted for Hearst in 1906;
' 1.453. or 62.4 per cent, will now vote for Chanler;
! 394. or 16.9 per cent, will vote for Hughes; 430. or
20." per cent, will vote for Shears,
Of the Democratic vote In 1906 62.4 per cent Is
210,!>12: 37 per cent of the Republican vote in 190 H.
which will now support Chanter, la 96.940; 48.46 per
cent of the new voters, estimated at 50.000, is 81230.
This makes Chaniers total vote 332.052. By sub
tracting the Republican figure* from the Demo
cratic, as here estimated. It will be seen that Chan
ler's majority in the city, according to this poll.
Is only 94.059.
'The World' arbitrarily concedes 11043 plu
rality to Governor Hughes above The Bronx. This
will give a plurality ol li,« to the Governor
throughout the state."
"The World." according to Chairman Woodruff,
made its mistake by figuring percentages on the
total vote cast, and not by calculating, as it
should have done, from the total votes In each
party. Of course, straw votes of this kind cannot
be taken seriously by those wfio remember that
four years ago "The Herald" and 'The Brooklyn
Eagle" computed that Roosevelt would lose the
state by an overwhelming vote.
Charles A. Conant, a Gold Democrat, who will
vote the Republican ticket this year, baa also ana
lyzed "The World's" canvass and decided that its
conclusions are erroneous. He points out that,
applying the percentage of voters shown as chang
ing their politics to the total vote cast in this city
for Roosevelt and Parker. Taffa vote would be
; 284.389 and that of Bryan 291.R10. This would give
I Bryan only about 7.000 plurality here, instead of
131, W. as "The World" estimates It.
UPSTATE REGISTRATIONS.
Kingston. Oct. 11.— Saturday's registration in
Kingston was 1.72*. and the total for the two days
was 2.518. compared with 3.020 last year. 3.506 in
ISM and 4.716 in 1904 decrease of S3S from the
1504 figures.
Saratoga, < >ct. 11.— Th« regi ■• for the firs'
two days In the town ■•:' Sara! ga .Springs shows
an increase over the figures for UW in practically
every district. Every record for the tirst Friday
and Saturday -a as broken, with more than 3.100
voters enrolled Registration in other parts of the
county nearly equals 'hat of 1!»M th* previous hiffh
water mark.
RECORD REGISTRATION IN ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis. Oct. 11.— The registration completed
yesterday is i.Vt,oO<">, the largest in the biator]
city
LABOR MEN DENOUNCE FRAWLEY.
Senator's Rival, in Arousing C. F. U., Draws
Delegates' Fire.
An attack was made m Senator James J. Fraw
ley, Tammany candidate for re-election in the
20th District, at the meeting of th" Central Feder
ated Union resterday by Dr. J. P. Thomas. Inde
pendence. Party candidate for Senator In the
sam«" district. Senator Frawley was denounced as
the enemy of labor. The speaker professed to be a
strong supporter of the unions, bat he did not
reply directly to a question as to whether his
clothes bore the union label, and left the room. A
motion to indorse Dr. Thomas for Senator was
met with violent objections fr 1 m a number of dele
gates, who said the* had never heard of him
before. The matter was finally referred to the ex
ecutive committee.
Some time was sjsni in reviewing Ihe acts of
Senator Frawley. and .1 committee was appointed
to work against him. with the, understanding that
it was simply trying to prevent his He tion, inde
pendent of any one wl might be running against,
him.
UNCERTAINTY AS TO BRYAN'S PLANS
Exact Date of Arrival Here Not Sure —
Chanler Goes To-day to Watertown.
No further word was received here yesterday
from Xorman E. Mack, 1 1 1 —II ■' the Demo
cratic National Committee, r»-ir.ir<li!<_; the plans
... Mr. Bryan's speaking tour in the East. It was
understood ai the headquarters In the Hoffman
Houn* thai th*»re wa* somi> uncertainty as to tlie
exact ii.i ■ that Mr. Bryan would arrive. It n
probable that Chairman Mack will stay In <'hlcas<>
until Mr. Bryan leavei there fur the East, and will
mnke th* trip '■■ New Vurk a Its him.
tenant Governor Chanler. who spent yester
day at his summer home hi TUXAdo Park, came
to the '■!'. last ntghi and «-<•>!> (tit* morning will
start for Watertown. where it* •» scheduled to
»peak this « veiling.
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Suffragette Says Moral Revolution
Is Needed in America.
Buffalo, Oct. 11.— Added Interest has been
riven the fortieth annual convention of the Na
tional American Woman Suffrage Association,
which will open here on Thursday, by the action
of Mrs. Annie Cobden Sander^>n, the militant
English leader of the suffrage movement, who
has taken occasion to extend her criticism of
"the idle rich" to the women of this country in
a letter which will hi read at the convention.
Mrs. Sanderson says in her letter, which is
addressed to Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, treas
urer of the National American Woman Suffrage
Association, that she is glad of the opportunity
of replying to the reports which have been «iv-n
in the American press with regard to her opin
ion of "the idle rich."
"So far as my remarks apply to the Idle rich
women of your country, I do not think there
has been any exaggeration," she writes, and
adds that those women are the active force
working against the granting of the suffrage to
women.
"They represent the power of wealth and
monopoly." continues the English woman, "Just
as the women led by Mrs. Humphry Ward in
England, who have formed themselves into an
A nti- Woman's Suffrage League, represent the
spirit of feudalism combined with modern im
perialism the two most retrograde elements in
Knsrlish politics to-day."
Mrs. Sanderson stated that American women
were more timid than their English sisters, and
for that reason were less prepared to take an
aggressive attitude. The American women work
to keep men in power, she says*, and existing
evils have become so deep rooted that they "can
no longer be endured."
"A moral revolution Is needed, eejnal la force
to the struggle which brought about the eman
cipation of the slave." the Writer says. She
asks the American women to introduce into the
suffrage movement in this country more of "the
rlre of revolt" and to make the movement a
"living, burning issue."
Danger!!! That you will lose your vote. You
meant to register before and overlooked it, If
you do not heed this warning — and at onee —
you will probably forget it again. Go now.
Last day. Last chance.
MEETINGS INCREASE THIS WEEK.
More Republican Speech Making Than Here
tofore in the Campaign.
Ther*- will oo more Republican mass meetings
this week and more prominent speakers at them
than In any week M far in the campaign. Several
men of national reputation will each deliver several
speeches. To-night ex-Governor John S. Wise of
Virginia will speak at Camp Taft. In East I:sth
street, is will Francis H. Adams.
Other meetings to-night and to-day will be at
Camp Hughes. 113 th street and Third avenue;
speakers, George Henry I on*. Pratt A. Brown
and Joel E. Spinparn. Camp Hag 12T.th street
and Seventh avenue; speakers. Senator \V. Alden
Smith, of Michigan: Hu^h Coleman and Charles
K. Koote. Commercial Travellers' Sound Money
League. No. 37 Union Square moon meeting);
speakers. Representative W. J. Swore, of Penn
sylvania, and A. R. Garrington. known as "The
Drummer Boy of Shiloh." National Commercial
and Industrial League. No "•■■ Broadway: speak
ers. G. .1. Corey. W. J. Worden. \V. V. Hirsh. John
D. Cluck and Henry G. Stryker.
SIXTEEN ARRESTS AT DEBS MEETING
Socialist Candidate Makes Incendiary Speech
and Vilifies the President.
Philadelphia. Oct. 11.— At a meeting addressed
by Kutrene V. rVbs. Socialist candidate for Presi
dent, here to-day thousands of workingmen
crowded Into the hall to hear him. and the streets
were filled with persons -who could not get Into
the hall. The police arrested sixteen men for cre
ating a disturbance.
Debs denounced the present form si govern
ment, the aortal system and the Democratic and
Republican parties. Among other thin.,'* he staid:
We are "i: the verge of the greatest organic
chance in all history. First we abolished king*
ami then slavery, and now we are to abolish the
capitalists nnd save ih«* workingman from the
hoi la system. Let u» hope that the third step
will come in psaoa— sm eume it will.
Of President Roosevelt he saM
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[By T>!e«r»;>h to Th» Tribunal
Appleton. Wis«.. Oct. 11.— Paul Kmuse. accused
of killing his wife, was found guilty to-day, and
will ks giver, a life sentence to- morrow. His
conviction is due to a button from his -waistcoat.
H\-> wife was supposed to have committed, sui
cide by hanging herself, until a button corre
sponding with those sal aOassor' waistcoat was
found outside th« door of the closet where th«
woman's body was found.
I Kranas had been divorced, and had not been
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' dead. There was no direct evidence to connect
him with the crime, ugh M was testified by
' phy.-Ic;:in- that she met death before beiosj
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