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Paragraphs of Current Interest for the Investor. ? An uaefceeked and utterly solflah -aterlalism riot to Its appointed end." T. Theodore Koo-.-veU. is comtnended to erket letter wrlters in Wall Street. Thla |Ld be made very vory effaetlva if cou ried with "Innocuous desuotude, made famous iv th? late Qrover Claveland. American Thrift and Caution. ProvKled pobik conlidence in American -rurltlea ehall hc raatorad and that the ait aaviaga whlch formerly want Into in l!,tment Bhall be releaaed from rarioua niacs ol hoardlng. the future wlll be JJrtfoularly brig-t for legitlmate captt ., reouli imenta. Controller Murray, Setement aa of Juna 4. ahowa that Ii ?Mrlngfl benha there were 10,000,008 depoa ?or. having average depoaiU ol W? oi. l*r a'total of HomnUa The 9tatoment ILwi ai o that the number ol depoeltora during the jrear had Increascd by 1 " lndlvLiuai accounts. and the total amount of aepoalta ? aa Increaaad omCOMOft Theae Lwee slmply repreaent the aavlnga bank depo^tt* to whlch may \? added the man-. mUiiona whlch are hoarded In other piaces and whlch have nol beoa depoeited ln savlngx banks. Cost of Llving in China. A common be-ef among the people af tais country la that thi coat of Uvlng n the Old World is very small comparad with Irrtog expenses ln tbe Unlted Btatea It ia generally BOPPOaad that Uvlng bl "hin. eaata very little. Conaular reporta ?now hawaver, that on Income of I1.W0 aoid'ls uaually conaidered the minimum * n whlch a forelgn famlly can U* Amov. one of the leaa expenaive | .nd as raata and llrlna earpeoaaa are con ?antlv becom.ng hlgher a pereon with out ai- asaurrd li*ome of at toaal that ,um raaa graal riah of eaperlencing much flnancal embarrassmei.t. The income of fl*averaga foroign fa-iHff la well above m aold a mor.th. Thoae irho are u,, -.We to earn much over HM a month uauaiiy prefer to remaln unraarried. Corporation and Independents. Tne atael mllls of the Unlted itatoe. ae eordlna to flgures comi-iled by J. FranK Howell an !'1(i,1? at the rat" ?f around 10.000,000 tons of Bteel B year, wnnetbecxt.cnellnnt of their ca^clty tona annually. Ol "?? amount independent Bteel companiee rep resent 53 per .?.?nt of tho productlon and the rmted Btatea Bteal i ? "'i' resents the ramalnlng I" P?i cent Ten yaare ago Ihe Unlted BUtes Bteel (^rporatton'a percentage waa above II ,.- eoal of atoel Ingi I productk ,,er cent of pig tion productlon. The ln gaaendenta have greally Increaaed their etpadty, and i " nt ? ,n;,j of productlon, altboogfa duting the di the corporation apenl (to .iun.- Ii lael - UH g| ? new conatruction, fl20. M9.090 for extraordlnary replai emenl and 1104,000,000 for ordlnary repalra, a t..1 il of 1111,000.000, nearl) all oui of earnlnga. There are do rellable aUtlatica al hand showtng the exact amount of money ex peaded by th.- Independenta In Uu . ..,? 0f productlvi they have grown faater (toi tne aggre patei than the eorporation. it la r?_aon< Ale to BBBume thal as much, if not i capital than the foregoing flgur* - put Into the Induatry by outslders. Tl ? ? Hre mllla, many of them rtch, Important but un kaewn and uncounted In the peni who/e output lt? onl: ln current tables In bulk. Pennsylvania Relief Funds. That the 114.0 ,:k WM P*aeed last month by the dlaburaementi ol reiief funis of tbe Pennaylvanla Ball sygtem wt.?< announced this w?-ek. Exa< t jV J34.iio.716 77 han been paid ln ben< ti. employea and their families in the twenty-Mx years and eight month* that Um relief fund has been operatlve on Uie Pennsylvania. In September the amount i>i:id fron teiief fanda on the Unea of tl ? \anla. both east nnd ereet of Pittaburgh, totaned appra-tmately POO.IOft of whlch Br cent went to the famllles of mem ber.< who died, while the r?mainlng 7i per ? <nt was paid to membera dlaaMed by nicknesa or oth.-rw:". Incapadtated for work in the enmpnny'H sei\ CONSOLIDATED EXCHANGE. Whlle pru-s oa tbe lated Btoch Exchange were generally off from the bent at tbe cloae, lt was oommented on the floor that th'- market had held Up r> rnarkably w. 11 in the face <-f thi abarp advance ln call money rates. Plfmneea ahowed with th.- opening of b 3:30 o clock. Overnight advancea wen- r< fleettd la the deallngs on tbe call. ui:h Steel changinK handa at 7:.S and ISft the latter bemg Its Baal Call wri.-t and n aer.tirig ati advaaci comparad wltb Wedt.esday ? Cloalnf of h? Ol a polnt, and Reading aalllag al \~v>* a?d 111%, also an overnight gain of *4 Ajnalg-aated t'op per, Smeltlng. Missouri Paclfle an'l Unton I'acific were each up -\ <>n tin- call, whlle 1^-hii.ii Valley waa ua M un'' American 'An and -ile each uy '. Tranaactlone ln the half h"i;r before b Ban elee where In Wall Str.-.-t totalb-d 4,310 aharee out of a grand total for tbe entlre day of KNI ahares. I^urnpean advl< ?-s that the powert. had rea. 1...1 a tentative aa regarding Interventlon in the Balkan war waa a factor exertlng a favorabb- Influ ence. Readlng and l nited Btatea : teel ?ere feati.n-r of artlvlty, both ln tho call trading and afterward. STOCKS. Oharea. Open. High. Low. 1?t-t. 3.880/mal Coppai WS B41i NS*e BOJi 1<?? Au, Heel Buf ?V? li? ?7*? 91% 4.V) Am Can . 41 11 '. 4' '? 4<i;4 10Am Ia>-o ... 42"i \2l, 4:,;i OSJa 1.090 Am Smelt . . *2S Bl UVi S-: J 10*'Anacomla Cop 4114 4.1 \Z\ %t% 150At TA K P..10014 108*. lon'. 100*4 40 Bait A Ohlo.loo'B "."???- 1054 100** **) Brook R Tr. 8014 Btf** *??. ^??'t lOOCan Paclfle .IMl'a i'?2S W1K 281)4 .vifentral Leath <?','.??, 82H lOChea A ohlo. hl', >-1't M', M1. 90Cb (Jt Weat.. lli'? ,14 104 19S 70 Ch M * Bl P. 108*4 1004 loh". I"*7, 10 Col F A I . . 9S*4) B5*4 ,,-ta ...144 ?? 144'. 1444 144'? 70Corn IWlurta 17'4 17U l?l7. I'i". TODIal Becur . -'7:. 974 178 1T'? SUO Krl?. .S4 .14'? ,Tl4 :t4 4 14'. ct Nortb i>f. 1.17s-* 1S84 1074 137'i 30 Ot N or< rfa ,494 494 4'',-, 4*1 '2 S'i Inter-Metn . '.i> 204 90 194 140 do rret. ?? 9J ? H% 9t% 10 Int Htearn P. 27 '-'7 -J7 _7 1.100 tehlgh Val..l7S4 174'i 170*4) 17".'-. 7u Mo racili, . 424 424 42', 414 120N?vada Coa. 2P? 21;? 114 914 l>tN Y rentral 1I4S 114%? 1144 1144 100 North Paclnc.1244 1-44 Vi*\ 124'* 40 Pttta r-<*l ... 24 24 24 24 2ir> P.ay Copper.. 214 134 917? --"* IS.420 Headlna; ....1704 171 100? 1704 10 Hep Bteel ... .11 \ tl% 114 U% '?> .,o j.ref. :>j H H H 1*0 Rork laland.. 904 19*4 B4 M4 j.'Oi'.nth ???'-. ..lnii7* no ioos iw'-, 10 Ko.ith Ity pf. K04 xii\ so'* yu\ '.<>T?r.n Copper. 414 4i4 ii\ 4i\ 3.'.40 t'nlon Pac .i?f?:? 1704 l?i?4 ini'4. 201* 8 Kubher.. M1, 914 914 514 ?.0M> 1' B Bt?el ... 77.S 7?-.!. 78fi 794 30Ctah copper. ^'.s CZ', tt4 M4 W.?40 Total aalea. MINING. rVftAtlanta .1*4 .194 IfW K<. <?(-, ,) va .. .W .:(?, .?.', SO noo Kikton .es .ai ea aa 210 OoldrVd Con..2.70 2.73 2 02S2H24 W0 laabela _ ln .19 n< (I l.lODJIm Butler .. ?2 ,994 >'?- M\* OOOJumho txten II '.2 II .'?OOMeilan .2.V) 2.00 2 Mi 2.90 S0O Nevada >UI!a.l.r>o I.BO J "hi J M. 4<iONerth 8tar... SO .'.'', .90 90 Wi Portlmiil M B0 .t?a l?n lOOTonopah B?l.?.?7 4 9.974 H17'^ 1.174 iO0 Ton?r*h I'it.2.40 2 40 2 40 2.40 70,)Tonoi*h M?r.1.024 l.OB 1.024 1.06 BOfrliili.ti Con.00 .00 .tW .60 0,106 Total aeiea. DfVIDEND N0TICE8. DIVIDEND NOTICES. 3f United States Mortgage & Trust Company Member New York Clearing House Association The following coupons will be due and payable at the Main Officc of this Company 55 Cedar Street On and After November 1st, 1912 AlexandriB, l.a..Public lmpro\em't 5s Binghampton. Tenn.. Sew. & W.\\.5s Catnden Co., N. J . R. I. 4s anJ 4'^s Catlettsburg, k. & C. Water Co. lal os Cohoes. N. Y.. Water ... . 4;^s Cold Spring, N. V.. Wnter ... 4s Elberton. (ia.. (ias & Wal. (Nov. 5) 4s Elvria, 0.. Water Works ... 4s Enjlcwood. N. J.. School & Flrc 3?/3s Kssex County. N. .1.. Mospital U Estate of N. l.ow 1st.6s r ranklin Countv, Ohio. Bridge . 5a Fulton, N.V.. Bridge Nov.ISi . . 4'/3* lieneral Petrolcum Co. Ist . . os (iranbv. N. Y.l n. F. Sch. DIs. No. 2 4s Hempstead. N.Y..I. F. S. D. No. 15.5s l.awrcnce Water Co. Isl . . . . 5s L.I. City & Flush. R.R.Cu. Can. 5s Lufrties Bros. Debeoture .... 6s Mcmphis, Tenn. Water.4s Monongahela R.Con.C.4 C.Co.Eq. 4 '.,9 N. Orl. S. & (i. Isle Ry. Co. Ist 4 R. 5s Pittsburg Coal Co. Equipment 4'A* Riimapo, N.Y.l.F.SD.No. 3. Ridgewood, N. J., School School Clly. Fort Wayne, Ind South Nyack, N. Y? Sewer . South Orange, N. J.. Sewer . Superior Wat?r. I.ight & Pow. Co Svracuse, N.V..& various others Ijfl Syrncuse, N.W.Sch. Nov.l5.4s& 4''2* Toledo.O., Ref. & various others 4s Toledo.Ohio. All Board of Educatlon l. S.Mort. & Trust Co., Ser. "H" 4s l. S. Mort. & Trust Co.. Ser. "J" 4s Vallev Countles Po*erCo. Ist . . 5s Wcst Orange, N. J.. School . . 4%* Wilminglon, DcL, City Elec. Co. . . 5b 3Hs 4'A* . 4? . 5s ftfi 4s Branch Office Broadway at 73rd St. 125th St. at 3th Ave. STOCKS IN OTHER CITIES. BOSTON STOCKS. (Furntehed by Chnrl.a Hra I & Co , Ni Wall ."trert.j I.ANP. nid A-k ?d Boetea i.and. I 1 |1 asl Be. i/i.. ? MI8CELLANBOU& \iii Ar I'ii. m B7 (8 Oeo R do pref.100 10041 d prel Am Pneum... ? ?'? Maaa Ele. irlc 1* 142 1424? ?!" prel. BHl am Wool pf. MV? ?1 R I Co. IM Tel. 3\ i ' -? L?no..228 . Btk lo Prrf. a IM Unlted Ft RAILIt'^ M> :; . B .v w I ?a NTNH ? ' ' MININO. ..? I ..." ... 3'", <i?i Mnhatv-h n I i'o \ ? ? M ilm '?* !* Boa & \v Bl. ? - '?: AfflOtd. ' . 8*B Knnanza ..... 881 I 1 ' ? viiz 77 I'alu A H'" >45 na. 1*4 Chlno l)al) Weet. ? rilrouB :.i 8*4 1 1 ? IA l? . tl ? Niplaail .. ? N OM foi Ojlhway. 3 . n os 1 81 - ;.i?, !<a\ conaol . - . 13 Arlz -" 1 ? | 1 ITnmarark. 88 ?J.\ Trlnlll ' Vah 1 ? i 31 31* 1 ? 22 .1 1 Ilelvel fl 244 ; _ ? ';??' II... f*op ., Island Creek. pref ??? K.rr I^ak*-... Kovv?<rmn ... 2 La Salle. 44, ? '. 18 ' Ctan A|.-x ... l'i ? 31S Vlrtorla. Vk ;?'?, Wlnona . 4 71 indol. i'? 11 IS ' ? PHILADELPHIA STOCKS. (Kurnial .? t ? ? 4th atreet, PM Bl ?! ? tlaldwln pf I0?\ ?Camb Bteel 1 Tr Of N .1 EI Bto tphalt do 1 ? [ Co of N A. _ d<> Inc ? : . ? N trctf 82V4 ? V... Tr . 14*. ?d< pn r? aa r.nn it i: "!? ' N,.,v j s 122 South ladelphl 1 1 7'.?, ' lt . : .. 48*4 '' ' 55 . do ls.. 1.1 I. T . - ,l< r", I ? 187*4 Pl ! d<> pref ?Kx dlvldend. I 100 Am Can 0 pref CHICAGO STOCKS. Ib#d by Cartla 8 Baafer. No *? Wall atro Cl ae. i i i. % ?;;:.? 11114 1 ? 1 8 110 Opi-tl. 4044 17 ? 126 M i om Bdlai 11 M> <? rti Pl M Natlonsl .tlnnal f'arbon , rel 40Quaker Oata pref 10 '" ''"? 1<A ?Heara . . ??' ? BONDS. rrooo ?fJhlc c R lal 6'- J81H ' >i:x drvtdend 1% par eanl iiu-ii 40% I21V4 lf".'* itm 128 i o 110 li,.-, ? . 101H 180 1/-.W 121*4 I4r.*i 17 121 120 100 ? 1 10 ioih 100 BALTIMORE STOCKS. iahed bi HI 31 Pll ? i lennai Bl i At CL Isl 4* 84*4 do rvt il .101', At ?' Lol ? i-cnc x. i: 8a 85 Chlc Ii' Coaa ? -.ai ?101 d,. ref Bs... H% Cona Power.. - d? pr.f. ... ? .:,. !**> ????*' Coi Duck ' ,; ,; | Ist 08. 88 A.k 21 n i. Wllllami /. i ??? . No. ?? ork, an i No. 128 Baal Baltlmore.) Ahk Hll I [loua Oll ctf I do P"f. 07* I; I.l r.H.100*, M I N 8 P Tr 8b 88*8 ? , Ri ,1, \ L 4a.. ? H I l n ted H> in , ... do Inc i" ao Isl 4a do fndg I ,V II iv An ? , ? 5 ?, MH GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES. Naw York. I, rU rday Hll. Ask. acentral mlon Om 5a. 102 103-* ^AmsVOM'w'aaliiaiM . N ?81 ?4..184H !('.,'-? ?Btandac: . dded W'. .Infudaf. Ilil. Au 188 108*8 173 10144 102*4 ?W', 101'i llM'. lOuMi ?Interest t 1 bl BANK OF FRANCE RETURN. i-ariB Oat H TU waaBljr auumattt of the Baak of rranca ahowa tba fu.io.v laa alsaafaa: OaM on imnd dacn 1 iMiorej franca, atlaar an ban*1 d.TH.-asea 5,708.008 rraaea notaa ln drcutotlaa m cn-iiM.-ii I87.8JM81 rranca, ajanaral di pcaha UicibbbbII 9.600,000 francs, bllls dlaooitntad Ittraaaad 8#48M83 francs. traaaoa 8> postts dacraaaad 8,8bM8I fraaea, adranoaa daeraaaaol U488\8M rranca_ ALLAYING THEIR FEARS. fkja BaaBea Trai T8M aiiunrluin at Mnrln.- I'urk la to have a atork of tha Mghtj aaaarai n?h af troaleal aatara Thla ahaaM bo aaplatnad kg attend anla to vlaltora enterlriR thr < xlilhlt BB holl ,1a)a. It wlll BBVB I'lnaldTaldf nlarm and nnxiety on the part of IhOBO who have par iMkea ,... toa aaaay loalca aaaaro mtering. a U. S. TREASURY FINANCES. Waahlngton. Os4 81. JTha I ..ndltlnn al thfl OBttai BIBlaa Treaaury at lha heglnnitiB al baalBaaa to-day waa: WorkliiR BBlBBao, ?'??'l 141888! la baaaa aad PhlllBalaa treaaory, 881,881,188; total af general fund. 1187,4880 888: laisftjio lesterday, 88.881.874; aaaaaraa* ineTita. 11,888X818 ThB defU lt Ihla flaral >.,ir ia $.'1 M2 <'*?h aa agalr.at * detVdl af 8"".?','jii,. 1.14 liaat rear. Tbe nsmea for rseelpu., uis buraements and deflclt exelude l'anaina Canal ?4iU ptibllc debl iranaJHiuiia. TO EXPOSE MININO FRAUDS The Cave Men Association Incorpo rated at Albany. llbany, Od "l The i'hvo Men Abbo Inc., or New rarfc, was Inoor porated to-aay to "aapuaa fraud in thr expioitatlon of worthleaa mlnlng pTapar d to Btandardlse a mlnlnf r,Rr tne.'' The dlractora are Harbert Hall, Walter F Pyne, Mlltan s Ballahury, Wlll lam f. Bc-hmldt, i-., and BdwaijS A. Rugen, of n. w Vi.rk, and Otta N. Roaan, ol Brooklyn NEW YORK CURB. in the eurb markai raatarday Intaraat w^is almost i ?uir.lv rentred ln the thraa whlrh have moncpoIla?<l the markei mort a long pai lo l. ? able actlTity deaalapad at tha and uiiii.- tradlna subatded at only of short dnratlon. when rencwed actii r developed. The Irregular, althattajh the abov?"m< ntloi ? I ? ontlnuad Btroauj notwlthatai dlna ah n i> n ???? [lona on h< avv i . atimably for mslde acco m. whicii w.-r. ... i,iu,>r. ahlfted to tha tuy Btorea of Am-rl ? ,i move<l up neai I - | >lnta to ? naw tl ? ? actlon pf ntlj n ? ovi rniR nearl) hII 'i : i . i ? over a led on wiint looked lo ?.,. Brltlah-An ;, ,.,,?.. i i . Rtundard < ?ll v. |ai < ihlo i 'I' ad about ii polnts, due to prosp* cta ln rapltal. The eopp? r aharea ? :niv. bul Inactlve The gold and Bhowi d h iM-tter tone and a rlcea than the Jlm Butler waa the leader of tn< market, openlng at 80c and ng up t i 63c, where It i losi d S<veral thouaand aharea of I hanris, and H waa In atrong demand from F'hlladelphla quartera Ten v ? t $1 and Tonopah t i Mldwa) waa the weak ., ? Hi Bfontana waa .,! ., under pre>Baun al 4- '-'?.. whlli nearly itll transactlunB In North Btar arare Ht in [h? ? loldfli id iro ip, Atlanta aald .,i |8 td is. and Blerajer Mlnaa al tle TradlnK ln the balam e of tl ?? liat waa limlted Lui prlcei held qulte flrm throuajh out the day. (Furalahed bj Rsrn r f. Oo , Be !'? td Btreet.) INDUSTRIAL. Hlah !>??? l-nat .-? \n\ Oll ' . 10*4 \"'? . . '? Uranl 14*8 100 v ranalt... Ml Hi ? : iioo Maya Oll . 88 r.i f.i Textlle ... 200 r B Motoi 4 K % MINING. S00 r erer . 4i ?i 41 i || I OUI . 4.'l 4 ? 43 ? ?< D roni. k "' I ? ' ' . ? ? ndfleld BB I Mi ? 0 . ? 18 :i 71 '."3 74 .k . 4?t 1 . M , ? - 1 1<v t% 10 31 K "I R45 La R ae -'?? 8* 1^ 1 14 t?ra.. ', '? '? 1 100 Pueblo "? lf* '*? II .1 Klng . . 7? ? rarl !', Mlnlng.. f'A ?A fif? frt B* . Merger 1 I 82 1 1 1-82 5 100 Tulai ? ??? 1*8 1*1 ! ? CODB... 1". I'a ' ? 1 ioo Wettlaufc ???? -l -1 -4 NEVADA QUOTATIONS. m] by Vfi Ir "' 8 ''" . N ? 88 Hr..ad ? i . ? ? lober 21, UlS TONOPAH* v ? ?? rdaj '? To-dar*a < lose. ! ' I. Bld. Aak Tonopah Mlnlng ' '? \ ?? ??< 8.58 ( -,,...,; ih i: Imonl ,...8.3 I 8744 8 M I BIV Tonopah Hallfas . 188*4 1 87*4 ' ?V4 l ?7'4 Tonopah Kxtenaloi ? 2 37', 1 '.0 'i oi t sh Bf< rger ..1 88 1 88 1.88 l "? Heimont Kxtenalon. 18 .18 .18 .1* 88 ot .o? ller...bl .88 .62 .84 Bflxpah Bxtenalon . M '?" 87 88 ? Tonopah. -' i. - ? . : '??'. . i'\ .? .47 .41 .44 .VBi'N'iiiiiaia . 'I fl 1'2 , I'lttaburg Kx.. .28 ..'1 .-"I .24 North Ht.ir. 88 37 .30 .37 rtearii. BulS. 1? .88 14 .20 ? i ron.l 12*4 1.44*4 1.82*4 l -J<*i iiBolldated . .14 .14 .14 lt OOLDFIELDB. Atlnr.ta . I* '* .1* .M Bootb .*? .81 .81 07 Klut Bell.oi .88 .01 .88 HUj. llull.04 .07 ')H 07 c o O fiiwilldated.07 .04 .07 .08 romblnstl i. Prs< llon ?? 18 .1^ .10 .12 IMeld I'Hi.v . .88 .o? 88 88 Dianiondfleld Hlk Hutie .08 W I i lorence.78 .78 7.: 78 i Belmonl.IB .17 .r. .17 urobi Extenelon. M Sl ,88 .32 K< eranaa . 84 .88 oi .ns !.?!.. Btar.88 ,81 .88 .ri< Uergi r btlnea .31 SL' .31 33 ,)ro .O'.' .n3 Ban litorm-KeBdall .81 81 .01 .02 Pllvei Plck Con.07 .0* .?: aa Verasl .?* .81 -O' M Teliow TlBW.0i M ''' ?? Ml.-' BLLANIOl ... i. .18 17 .18 17 Independenl Lead Bllrar .25 .30 .:., .30 ? h Bllvef ivak. 88 .88 88 M Round afount S! hrnx .. "?< io .o?t .10 Bound Bfouni Mlnlng. K 40 x~, .40 i a. 18 .18 .M .14 n Dexui . 03 .04 113 .04 Manhattun lilg l.iir .. 43 4ii 43 4? HI1U .1 0% 1 88 1 43?? i.M Nevada Vfondei .188% 2.11*4 -00 '-\04\i -.-B FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AND MU NICIPAL BONDS. flPaiatatWd bj Zlniinriniaiin A Forahay, No. 8 Wall ctrect.) 1:11 aak nM. Aak. OeriB gvt 3'>a tl\ 18*4KMU Ol Mun 4a X^ Y*K rjertn gri > "' 7844 fltjr of Fkt Bl' 8844 w^ ? \ 101 Clt| Of Vlen 4.. ^3 ? 100*4 f'renrh rente 8a t8ti >o*, . !; '.-Ikll gl t ls ?4V, ?< 14, Hilt cona 2i?a. 71V, '.4 "ityof Ber i- ? "? ? svt gld 5s r 100 ,-ii- ol O.l i" "'?"t 'Wil_ THE TRIBUNE'S ROOM AND BOARD REGISTER has a condensed list of furniahed rouma. Conault it.? Advt. VOTERSI THEIR WOMEN FOLX At the past ten Presidential elections the voters of America have let the politicians and their bosses think for them. A Slave thinks through his Master and Eternal ixts his Shackles. A Free Man Thinks for Himself and Perpetuatcs his Independence. Their Women Folk Think as They Think and Suffer or Rejoice accordingly, for Loyalty is the Badge of All the Scx. Thcse politicians. who in ordinary times wouM not be permitted to selcct fish, flesh or fowl for the everyday hard-headed American citizen, brazen ly seize the people's very atmosphere at election time and rant, rave and cant the voter to a white heat, envelopcd in which he stamps his way to the ballot-box and turns the country over to the poli? ticians' bosses, thosc iron-minded, granite-hearted, cork-solcd human grinders who know no past, who bow to no present, and who counterfeit-coin the people's ftiture into eternal bankruptcy. For forty years this has gone on with the sure ness, the monotony, the inevitability of the tides. tlie moon, the sun. The result, it can go on no longer. There must be a change, and now, or black, destroying revolu tion will be upon the nation. For forty years the cost of the people's living has steadily inounted, with n<? commensurate in crease in their wage and income, until to-day wage and income will not meet the cost of their living. The rich are growing richcr and poverty daily adds to tlie burden on the shouldcrs of the poor. Kvcrywherc throughout the land the daughters of America have been drawn nearcr to the red-lit street which pilotfl them the swiftest roiltC from ihtmc to death, and the sons of America closer to the yellow glarc i">\ that casy-moncy immorality. which saps the blood, brittlcs the bonc, ma/es the mind and SOgS the lotll of free born youth. The story of the relentless march of the System and the ever cowering, cringing, shrinking retreat of the pecple is toid in a sentence. Five million every? day American people have deposited in savings banks five billion dollars, every dollar representing honest effort of mind or body. The income from this five billion dollars is 4 per cent a year, two hundred million dollars. It is a very large part of the people's total income. Forty years ago it returned to them the same 4 per cent as to-day, yet then it would buy as many of their necessities of life as 8 per cent or four hun? dred million dollars will buy to-day. In forty years this income of the people has been cut in half. Forty years ago the capital of the very rich, in vested in banks and trust companies, returned 6 per cent. To-day it returns 38 per cent, or, allowing for its cut-in-two purchasing power, 19 per cent. In forty years, while the people's income has been cut in half, the income of the System's cap? ital has more than tripled. Never have the politicians in election years toid the people of this awful wrong, of its cause or of its cure. But the people of the present election year have awaked to the enormity of this wrong, and on Tues day the people will vote. It il not for any man to do the people's thinking for them, but it 19 for each of us to add our match to the flamc of the great bcacon that lightl the forks of the people's highway in this memorable twelfth year of the twentieth century. Woe to the people of the United States if they take the wrong road, the politicians' road, at tiic coming election, for ere another four years brings them again to where the upper and lower roads cross. the nation may bc in the thfoet. Mr. Voter. it is up to you this time to meet the question face on. You cannot longer dodge it, shirk it, or postpone it. It is for you to say whether, be ginning with the 6th of N'ovember. the people will face their entrenched focs and drive them over the brink, or whether, like dumb, unresisting cattle, they will allow themseives to be driven futther into the bog. It is not for any honest man to judge the merits of the three candidates, one of whom during the coming four years will lead the people to deliver ance or doom. Like most students of American lf fairs, I bclieve that President Taft is an honest man and a country loving citizen, and that Governor Wilson, besides being a brilliant scholar, is an able, sincere, patriotic American. If the Presidential job were the trustecship of the savings of American people, I believe that all unbiased men and women would be unconcerned as to which one should have the job. But the Presidential job for the next four years is not a financial trusteeship. It is a general ship which calls for honesty, courage and physical and mental ability of the very highest order. C< *ird with these qualities must be experience if ' *n iwledge of the human animal in all his many . r*.*\; d 11 " ' */everings. *? <J have in America to-day ready, waiting. eager to ''lkc this generalship, a man who stands so far oi'r?^om the ranks of all his fellows as to seem to be l:,'<jre than a man. All men and women who list en<Cl with me to this man Wednesday night in Madi sor, Square Garden and who visioned baek to the aMi.issin's act involuntarily said: "Theodore Roose? velt is more than man; he is the hero of our imagina tions, the inspiration of our dreams." Mr. Voter, between now and Tuesday, gathcr about you your women-folk, )'Our rnother, wife. daughter, sister. and ponder the problem which is your? arvl theirs. Disregard your likes and your Jisli *s .md ask yourself and your women-folk the qtH ofi "Can I, as an American citizen, let this God. >m I instrument pass without giving him the opj v '!ty to right our wrongs? rhiie there have flocked to the Progressive pat' ??? a orde of undeslrables, it must be admitted tha irgfj majority of the noble-minded, un-hide boun !-to-party men and women of the land also have rallied under his standard. ". v-!mitting that some of his lieutenants are dan geroi s to the people's interests, that some have sougl.t him and his party solely for self-interest, that some are contemptible in their hypocrisy, and admitting that it is unfortunate tc break down the third term tradition, and admitting ad the other petty charges o! his enemies, can I deny this staunch, fear less, heroic American of Americans the opportunity to match his strength and his courage with the greatest problem we have had to face?" When you have found your answer and when your women folk have endorsed it, go to the polls and cast your ballot. For my part, with no other feeling for President Taft than sympathy for the misfortunes brought on him by his whole-souled confidence in the trickster politicians who have used him for their own ends, and with nothing but profound admiration for the qualities of Governor W'ilson, and knowing Theo? dore Roosevelt from shoe-sole to hat-crown, I can? not believe. that the American people will deprive themseives of his powcrful aid in this cri<i>. It does not seem possible that the people of N'ew Vork. whose Governors for the past four deemdes, with few exceptions, have been taken from the poli? ticians' rank, can forego the impulse to drop to their knees in thanksgiving that they have the oppor? tunity ol placing in their Governor's chair such a man as Oscar Straus; nor does it seem possible that the people of our own Coinnionwcalth of Massa chusetts could hesitate ir sending to the State House that rare. old-fashioned American gcntleman business man, Charles S. Bird. If Theodore Roosevelt had nothing to recom mend him to the people of America but the indorse ment of men of the Straus and Bird character and calibre, they should eagetly cmbrace the opportunity to place their troubled atfairs in his keeping. When one thinks of the recent performances in tht State Houscs of Xew Vork and Massachtisetts, ol the mountebanks who have dragged the States' tradi tioiM and the States' honor through the sewers ol vttlgarity and the catch-basins ol blatherskite poli tics in their endeavor to boost themseives to positions as titting to their ability and manncrs as cathedral shrines are to the prayers of chimpanzees. one's in telligcnce is taxed in the endeavor to comprehend whv there should be any uncertainty in the coming election. In addiftg this, my mite, to this campaign. I iiope that the thoughtful voters ol America will keep this one burning fact in front of them as they volc:__That the people have one fundamental prob? lem which must be solved, and now?High Cost Living; that before this problem all other consid crations of personal hatreds, self-interests and am bitions must give way; that this problem, which has baffled the best minds of the nation for forty vears, can be solved only by men of rare honesty, exceptional disinterestedness, large experience, con spicuous ability and superb courage, and that there is no public man in all the world who so splendidly combines in himself all these qualities as Theodore Roosevelt. Any man, woman or child who listened to Theo? dore Roosevelt Wednesday night, right from the grave's brink, his wounds still bleeding and the as sassin's bullet still pressing his heart, and heard hira pledge his sacred honor to the fulfilment of his every promise, and who would then accuse him of the am bition of the despot, or of any selfish ambition, is unfitted to bear the name American. THOMAS W, LAWSON Boston, November 1, 1912.