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Only newspaper published In Newport Newa that receives the full newt report of the Amo elated Pres?. VOL. XIU, NO. ?4. WILL FLATLY DENY SPEAR'S TESTIMONY Hciison Says Itiere Is No Chance ol Mislaklog What Submarine Official Meanl. HIS SeCRETARY GOING ON STfiNO He Atkcd Investigating Committee Three Times to be Allowed to Tes? tify But was Refused; But Upon Hobson's Request He Will be Al? lowed to Tell His Story. fHv Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D. C. .March 18.? Edgar Clarkson, secretary to Repre? sentative HobBon will be the Orst Witness called by the submarine In? vestigating committee when its ses? sion Is resumed tomorrow. M r. Clarkk-on is expected to flatly contra; diet the sworn testimony of former Naval Constructor Lawrence Spear, now vice president und naval nrchl led for tin- Electric Boat Company, in which he denied the truth of Iho sworn statement of Representative Huh.am that he had approached lloli Ron ami tohl Hobson Ihhl the Electric Roat Company had Influence with Speaker Cannon, and that if llol'-on stood right on submarines this- In? fluence would lie brought to bear lo secure bis assignment to the commit? tee on naval affairs. Mr. Hobson made formal request for Iho committee to place Mr. Clark .on on the stand, the letter's offer to testify having been thrice turned aside by the committee. In an Interview Mr. Hobson said: ? The statements made to the Investi? gating committee were absolutely cor? rect. Mr. Spear, after approaching Iho subject in a round-about manner, did inform Secretary Clnrkson thai his rmnpany had Influence with the speaker and was willing to use that Influence to secure my assignment to the naval committee in return for a| friendly attitude on my part toward; submarines. The statement by Mr. Spear so astonished my secretary ami l made auch a vivid impression on ills ] mind, lie informs me he practically can repeat Mr. Spear's words. "Mr, Clarkson at once acquainted me with Mr. Spear's visit and his offer ami subsequently Mr. Sponr called on tho telephone and repented to me per? sonally Ids declaration of Influence with tho speaker, and his offer to use it in my behalf. There Is not the slightest possibility for any mistake or misunderstanding on my part aa to what Mr. Spear did and said and meanl." CLYDE LINER CHIPPEWA TOWED TO NEW YORK She Had Lost Her Propeller and Tailshaft and Was Brought Back With Difficulty. (fly Associated Preps) NRW YORK, March 18.?The Clyde liner Chlppewn, captain Devereaux. r< ported as having lost her propeller and talhihnft while on her voyage from Jacksonville, arrived here today III low of the Clyde liner Kathndiiin. Captain Magulre. The Chlppewa, after being disabled was towed into Jacksonville by the steamer Onundaga or the same line She left Jacksonville Match 10 in tow of the steamer Apache, Captain Sta? ples, of He same lino, the intention help- to brlqg the disabled steamer direct to New York for repairs but in I wo davs the attempt was abandoned ami the Chlppewa was b ft hi Bruns? wick, On. Two days later in March the Kata dhiii bound from Jacksonville lb Hos? ten called at Brunswick and took charge oi the Chlppewa to bring her north. The two steamers arrived Insult Sandy Hook at 1:42 p. m. When the Wnthaildln turned over her dis? abled companionship to the tugs Ray? mond nnd Datzell Which brought bor jo dock. Tile Kntnhdin proceeded toward her destination. The Chlppewa Will he fitted with h new propeller nnd have her machinery repaired. PI1TSBURC VISITED BY CLOUDBURST AND STORM Number of Hclisc's and Barns Struck by Lightning and Burned?Flood ir Looked For. fRv Association Press) PITT8RUR?, PA., Match 18?Much damage was done by a cloudburst and accompanying storm here tonight. A iOieBSnSvfiB&f^EuHafEfflSSnl number of bouses ami barns were de? stroyed. The storm was general In ibis s. clion. At Irwin tlireo build? ups were struck by lightning land lb ed. (I steams tied u)i tlw Irwin Grccnsburg electric railroad. In Washington cbuuty many build itms wile struck by lightning and burned. I Three gas well derricks were blown down at Seolavlile. Rivers In all see- j Hons are rising rapidly and ralus at the headwaters threaten Pittsburg with another Hood. A stage of 20 feel, two feel belOW Ihe danger line. Is expected by morn? ing and an ultimate stage of 30 foot j Is iiol Improbable. IOWA DELEGATES ARE . INSTRUCTED FOR TAFT Platform Has Plank Calling for Re? vision of Ta uff at Special Ses? sion of Ccnyress. *(ny Associated Press.? 1110S MOINF.S. IOWA. March IS ? The Republican stale convention to? day elected lour delegates at large in the national convention, instructed them to vote for William II. Tati for (he presidential nomination, ami in? dorsed Senator \V. B. Allison for re i lection: approved tue plank of Iho Ohio platform calling for a revision j of the tariff al n special session or I Congress ami adjourned finally, i Senator Allison's adherents doni ! hinted tin' convention. Kollowers Ol Governor A. n. Ctimrmlnga declare i j Hint they forced 'lie indorsement of a revision of the tariff. Suppotters of Allison insisted that ? there were as many n ylsionlsts in j their ranks as those of Cnnimings. I I Friends of Allison were quick to retort and i'onlc sallies set the con-1 vent Ion in frequent roars of laugh tfc'. Governor Guild Very III. RASTON, MASS.. March IS?It was announced tonight that Governor. Guild, who has been 111 for two weeks, Is In a critical condition. The physi? cian found lilm '.-?o ill that It was nec- ] essary to call other phhyslclana Into, consultation. SENATE HONORS WHTlEi Didn't Hold Committee meollngs Be-1 cause ol Marylander's Death. | IlARSE NUWBER TO AITEND funeral' The Services Will be Held in Emman? uel Protestant Episcopal Church in Baltimore Tomorrow Afternoon. Family Desires a Quiet Funeral. WASHINGTON, D. C. March 18.? There was a full attendance of the Senate today when at tho beginningi of the session Senator Hayner, af' Maryland, announced the death of his colli ague, William Plnckney Whyle. At the request of the family no for? mal funeral will be held, and lip com? mittee was appointed by the Semite to attend the services, but 0 remark? able tribute to his long life and achievements were paid by Mr. Ray j her. After adopting the ustinl resolu? tions the Senate adjourned out of re? spect to the memory of the late Sen-i utor. having been In session only six! minute.. I No work was done today by any o: the committees of which Senate' Whyte was a number. A meeting had been called by | Chairman Cttllom, of the foreign re? lations committee, and Secretary of sum! Root appeared to explain some of the treaties negotiated at Tha Hague. The committee decided, however, to adjourn without inking up the trea? ties. At the request of a large number of Senators, Seargcant-at-nrms Bans dell arranged to secure n train to convoy to Baltimore the members or the Sena to who may wish to attend tin- funeral. When the announcement of tho death of Senator Whyto reached the House Mr. Gill offered resolutions of respect, in accordance with the re? quest of the family (he usual com mince to attend the funeral was not appointed, but the resolutions- were adopted, ami as a further mark of respect the House adjourned. Funeral on Friday Afternoon. BAI.TIMOItF MD., March IX.?The funeral or William Plnckney Whyte, who died here last night of erysipe? las, will be held Friday afternoon at Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal church. In conformity with the wishes of the family it will be a quiet one. bill it Is expected that a great multitude wl'l be presi nt to honor the memory of "Maryland's grand old man;" NEWPORT HARRY ORCHARD TOLD 1 TRUTH, SAYS JUDGE I Justice Win Presided at Trials of ileywood and Pettlbone Trials Wakes Statement. HE RECOMMENDS P?P.?OH FOR HIM 'compelled to Sentence Orchard to the Gallows Because He Pleaded Guilty to Charec of Murder In the First Degree, But Believes He bhouldn" he Hanged. (By Associated Press) CAL.DWBL.I,, IDAHO. March IS ? Stating that ho believed thai Harry [Orchard, lu ills testimony in the trials I of William D. Ilaywood and George i a. Pettlbone, Tor tiiC murder of ox Uovernor Frank Stcuucnburg told Iho exact until, attempting to conceal nothing, Judge Fronton! Wood In tho 'District Court, today recommended thai the State hoard of pardons com I mute Orchard's sentence of death lo imprisonment in the stato penitenti? ary. I The sentence of death was pro? nounced lu accordance with the plea of guilty entered by Orelurd. Tues? day of lasi week, when arraigned. Judge Wool presided at both Iho ' Ilaywood and Pettlbone trials. lu BOittencitfg Orchard and recommending j the commutation of his sentence, .Judge Wood reviewed Hie euse from I the time or the killing or Frank Istcunenburg lo tho present Including 1 l he ai"i?t of Orchard, his confession, 'the arrest of Charles F.. Moyer. pres? ident of the Western Federation ol Miners: William D. ilaywood. sec? retary of the Federation, and QoorgO A. Pettlbone, the trials of ilaywood and Pettlbone and the plea of guilty entered hy Orchard lo Hie charge et j murder In the first degree, the pnn ! Ishmenl ror which is death, under the I Idaho statutes. j Alter the court proceedings. Or? chard was taken back to Dot so and j placed |n the prison. The board of I pardons meets on April 1, < POSTMASTER FOUGHT BURGLARS ALL ALONE Wounded One So Seriously That He Will Die But Two Otners make Their Escape. XYACK. N. Y.. March 18.?Post? master David J. Smith, of West N'y nek, made n .single-handed attack early today upon three burglars who ha(| dynamited ihe postofilce tr?fe nn l wounded one of the men so severely that it is believed he will die. The others escaped. Postmaster Smith was not Injured. Tin? wounded man. who has been brought to n hospital here, gave bis name ns Eidward Mur? phy, and bis age as .18 years, Be yond thai he would toll nothing about j himself. Mr. Smith'.! living opart men I a are directly over the postofilce; Bariy this morning be was reused b'v the sound of an explosion and after arming liitnselr rushed down slabs. He found that tho safe in the postofbee bad been wrecked and saw three men gathering up coins which bnd been scattered over Ihe office l-y the ex? plosion. When Smith rushed into the office die men sto.xi their ground for a moment but a shot from the post? master's revolver stiucl; one of them and he fell. The two other robbers, who es? caped, got away with about ?l In cash. SAYS A BIG METEOR JUST MISSED THE SHIP Immense Aerolite, Declares Captain of the Ocean, Raised Hicjh Waves About Vessel. PHILADBLHIP?; PA., March IS ? [lately escaping destruction by a meteor weighing many ton?, in mid bcean, the Dutch Btenmship Ocean, which arrived heie tod..y, was almost enveloped by huge waves following lite disappearance of the aerolite into tho sea, according lo Captain Benkert Immediately after the meteor struck the sea the Impact caused huge waves to sweep over the vessel. Many of the crew became ill from the effects of the gas, which Captain Reiikert declares would have asphyx? iated them Fad they not souRitt Shelter below decks. The gas re? mained In the atmosphere for more than 1 minutes, and when Captain Renkert o.t>d his men ventured on deck they found it covered with n NEWS. VA.. THURSD j peculiar brownish powder whloh f?ii froin Iho sky. The? followed, accord? ing to Captain, Renken, a shower of I biasing inotcora wliloh began to full about tiu- vessel, ln? Iih?nohien? laat | lug several minutes. Tlio sen about ihu vessel became j phosphorescent, and. o? far us the ? could k< o. iIn? tuen aboard tho can hay, diixxllng objects of every I color danced about on the s?.a. Th(S .> innikable, sight according to tho log of tho Ocean, was witnessed at :'. o'clock in the morning or March t, while the stonim r was in latitude SO.IjQ north, und longitude 71.27 west, bed? ing HO minutes. I AVERT lynching of a nzgro mur0erer\ Harden Moore, Who Killed Rocking-\ ham Farmer for Dottle of Gm- j get- Ale Escapes Mob. fRv Associated Pres?.1 WINSTON SA1 KM. N. C, March IS. ?Harden Moore, n negro, was brought from the Stokes countv jail to tho Forayth prison at [fir.?'dock tlila morning for safe beeping. The sheriff of Stokes was advised that nu attempt would be Hindi la t night to lynch the negro, who stands charged with killing William Christo? pher a Rocklnghdm farmer, at Pine' llaii. Christmas day. A telephone message from Dauhurv say.; i lie expected mob illil not show up there last night. '.Moore was badly oxcltcd when ho] arrived here. lie declares; that he shot Chlstoplier In self-defense. The men f- II out over n bottle of ginger ale. The negro lied 10 Ohio and WBM captured lust month. antipoolroomTaw adopted in kentucky It Was Only After a Hard Fight That Friend6 of the Measure Had It Passed. (By Associated Press, PRANK POUT, KV., March 18.? With the passing of (lie ajill-pool? room law which provides heavy pen? alty for operating a pool-room except Ifta book making on the race course during race meetings, Iho 1908 ses |sloii of the Kentucky legislature ad? journed early today. only by the moel heroic methods were friends of the hill nble to bring It out to bo voted on. A precedent or years was ovorthl'owii when an unfavorable com? mittee on rules was ousted from con trol or the floor. Tho bill was passed by a vote of r>S lo I. a bill for the appropriation of a half million dollars for tho completion of tho start] capitbl was passed hy a vbto'j of iii to 21. Several hills carrying large appropriations for slate institu? tions were also passed. \h0tel manager jumps down elevator shaft But an Ascending Car Prevents Him From Cairying Out Desire to End His Life. fRv Associated PresB) CHICAGO, ILL.. March 18.?George B, McGulre. who said he recently had been manager of the Park and Duvnl hotels nt Jacksonville, Pia., attempt-1 i'd to kill bims. If today by jumping down an elevator shaft from uto sov enth door of the Auditorium build? ing. He lauded on an ascending car ut the fourth Hour and was not In Ijured. McGulre admitted he had; jumped down tie- shaft with suicidal' j intent. He was taken to the Harrison: [streel police station, where . acted , strangely that his hands nnd feel were strapped to a chair to prevent j Nim from trying again to end his life' by bolting his head against the walls' of his cell. In explanation of Iiis despondency McQuire said lie had lost his good po-! it ion in Florida. [not married, man aid girl sent to prison ', I Berney Westcont and Mamie Black- | burn, Eighteen Years Old, Serv? ing Terms for Offense. STAUNTON. VA.. March ]s.?Ror Iney Wostcoai and Mamie Blackburn, of |l:isic City, are In Jnil here to serve jsix months each lor living together In| flotation or the law. Tho girl I?eighteen years old. While] in jail at Basic City two men broke' the lock nnd liberated her, Lut she I was recaptured. The man was seen on n rreight train] I here and when an officer tried lo ar-] rest him he escaped ami returned lo Basic City. He was soon captured. Mayflower's New Commander, (ftv Associated Pmsa NKW ORLEANS, LA.. Much IS ? The United States despatch boat May tlower, the President's yacht, arrived In New Orleans today and will re? main here pending a change in com? manders'. Lieutenant CommiruUr j Vogelgessing will be succeeded In command of the Mayflower by Com? mander Thomas Snowden. AY, MARCH 1?, 1008. ORGANIZED LABOR 10 PR01E5110 CONGRESS Will Present Strong P?emorla! Against Former Inaction on labor Legislation. IcOiffiCE HELD IH WASHINGTON Said to be One of the Moct Represen? tative Gatherings of Labor Inter CKts Ever Held?Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and farmers Represented. fRy Associated Pros?) ! Washington, i). tv. March 18.? i That n ihciuorlnl formally protesting against the InnolIon of Congress In the matter of legislation In the in I turosl of organised labor antl clearly selling forth Its demands with respecl thereto, would he presented lo Iho leaders of thnt body within u few , days, was considered ns the most Im i portanl action taken nt today's ses? sion or lb"- labor conference. The duly will devolve upon one of tho two .committees appointed by President Gompors today termed the "protest committee" which was directed to I from an address to be preauntod to 'those rerponslblo for legislation in iCongress pointing out tin- failure of ICongrcos i<> ohne! needful legislation .and setting forth Iho demands of la bor on the subject. It was also i|e Ielded to ask the lenders In Congrosa I to fl\ U|ion a time when a committee '.from the lal'ir eonferenee ean confer , with thorn. j It la n ulerstood thnt the memorial will call attention to Ihe recent Im Junction decisions of the Supreme Court against labor 'organisations asking that the Sherman nnll-lrust law he >a> amended ns i" afford re", lief. The committee on labor was auth? orized 10 draft a memorial to bo sunt i to i be members of the various labor .organizations and the people generali/ (setting rortli the prevailing conditions among worktngmen, nmi co|llng at ; tool Ion to wbai organized labor de? mands at ihe hands of the Federal government. i Representative Labor Gathering. ; The conference which Is composed of representatives from ine 117 nal i>?iiai ami International trade unions, I or 27.0nn local unions, is regarded a-r one of the most representative gath? erings In the history of organized la I bor. I Forma) organization was effected by Iho election of President GOtnpcrtr !as permanent chairman nnd FnmU j Morrison as secretary. President Oompers made an address in which I he outlined the object of the gather lug. aaylng that while it was called primarily to considor tin- recent in? junction ami boycott decisions of the Supremo Court, other questions also i would he considered. a feature of the gathering was (lie I presence for the first time in the his? tory of labor gat her Inga of delegates I representing tin- Farmers .?atlonal 1 Union nnd Hie Brotherhood of Loco? motive Engineers, which two bodies have never affiliated with the Ameri? can Federation of Labor, excopt In a fraternal way. GENERALS SMYRNOFF AND *0CK FIGHT DUEL Fovmcr Fatally Wounded by Latter in RMng School?Fought at Close Range. fftv Associated Press 1 ST. PETERSBURG, March IS ? Lloulennnl General Smyrnoff was probably fatally wotindrd In a duel foughl here iliis morning with Lieu? tenant General Fock. The men met in the riding scliool of tlie Chevalier Guard Regiment and fought with pis? tols, standing close to each oilier when the shots were exchanged. The duel was cnused by the mem? orandum written by General SmyrnoR on the siege of Port Arthur in which lite questioned the courage of General Fock. The latter considered Hint ills honor and reputation were Involved and challenged flio author of the memorandum. Gene'al Smyrnoff was acting com? mander of Port Arthur during the siige and at the time of Its surrend? er to the a.Ipanese. After his return I to Russia lie prepared a secret report ,of the defense of Port Arthur which was the basis of the indictments on 1 which Llon'tjnarttt General Btbssel, Lieutenant General Frock and M.Jor I Gfneral Relss were tried for telr lives before Ihe supremo court mar? tial. General Stoessel was accused lor cowardice nnd Incapacity, and Gen? eral Frooki according lo Ute liidlcl m in. displayed tiio otiglt Incapacity ami waul of judgment. The' outcome. \>f the I rial was Ihn I sontonolng '<> ticalh ?f General Bloim sel, which finding was commuted 10 I tin yiais imprisonment, while Ocn I erftl Frock wan ordered to hu roprt | mantled im' a disciplinary offense. Geherrtl Sniy-noff was also on trial I before the min t martini charged with I having, failed t<> remove General Frock j from his comntand, although ho hu'1 pcctcd nti agreement between Ocn itrala Sloossol and Frock to surrend it the fortreah. II" wan acquitted ?M I lit In charge. FRANKLIN F/ELD TO LAND ARMY AND NAVY GAME Big Football Game Will be In All Probability Played In Philadel? phia Again. (My Associated Pros?) PHILADELPHIA, PA.. March 18.? I Tli" Pennsylvania athletic authorities have Hindi' a new proposition lo the Weal Point und Annapolis fooihnll untnagctnent by which all hands will receive more seats for the annual football game than ever before, and which it la confidently oxpjeotod win end nil controversy and land the army mil navy came for Franklin field again next November. Plans have been made bv a local on tract or by which low temporary movable seals will be erected all around the gridiron capable of seat? ing 10,00(1 additional persons. The ?home will do away with the ob? jections raised by the university trustees against the big temporary itnnd formerly erected III the west -nil of Franklin Held, and at the same I time will furnish 6,000 more seals lhan thai aland. This will Increase the seating ca paelly ot Franklin Held to iw.ono. Steeplechase Full of Accidents. NEW ORLEANS, LA., March is - The steeplechase at Oily Park today was productive of accidents. John Dillon and Dario both fell, but their rlde-.s escaped Injury. Kemp Itldgely ' ib. i ven money favorite, romped in an easy winner, with Dr. Logan,, at 7 to| I 2. second. Weal fie r clear, track fast. COTTON AND GAMBLING Representative Rellin Denounces; ilu New York Exchange. i PRODUCER HAS NO SHOW WHATEVER United States ic Losing a Great Trade, He Asserts, Because of the Tricks of the Speculators in the Large Cities. (By Associated Press! WARIIIGTGN. 1). C, March 18 In the COU-tSe of a discussion of the | cotton industry, Mr. HelUn, Alabama, in the House of Representatives today referred to the falling off of the trade I of this country in that staple. He declared that the South was not only the greatest region in tile world Tor! colt|ph,< but had domonWatod that there was no oilier place In the world where cotton could be manufactured I so cheaply and profitably, And yet, ho said. England, China j nnd Japan weie gtttlng most of the trade in coiton guods. ir the United j States wanted a fair share of that I trade It must go after It. He pleaded that cotton producers ! should be put upon the same basis ns nny manufacturer or mercantile business. The one obstacle that stood In the way of buying and selling cot? ton In Ihe open, be declared, was the New York Cotton Exchange' which was the "rottenost. on earth" and the rlous "bucket shops." Ho called up [vin Congress to act "and not be de? ceived by a suggestion from the White House thai at some time in the pnlo and distant future a commission may he appointed to look Into the specu? lators' hands, "The producers." he nsserted, "have suffered the horrors that come fron tho gambling exchange year after year. There was an nrniy of producers In j the Wtst and nn army of producers In the South marching through their j representatives to this chamber, ask-1 lug yon to net now and drive from , power the gamblers in the exchanges In Chicago and New York." Replying to a question by Mr. Fitz? gerald. New York, as to whether theo >od been any complaints of in? justice done by the exchange In trad? ing cotton, Mr. Heflln charge;! thet Ihn exchange had discriminated (Continued on Pago Two.) THE WEATHER ftaiit anil much colder Thurs? day: Friday fair, continued cold? er, frech south, shifting to north west winds. PRICE TWO CENTS REPUBLICAN PARTY GCRRUPUN? SERVILE Representative Hull Sca'tilngly Ar? raigns Party In Power at Washington. ROOSEVELT NOW THE CONSTIT?TIQM Purpocc of President is Not to Follow Constitution, But to Make Conatl tution Follow Him ? Republicans Will Always Attempt to Shield Criminal Plutocracy. (Ry Associated Press.! WASHINGTON, 0. C, Mlarchh 1? ? "Drunk with power, the Republican parly bus become lltorl and lelllrient, cortupt und servile. Ii ha (achieved Its manifest desrtny. It hns neither reformed nor economised. It fulled to look at the Blxll hnnrds and ran I lie car of prosperity onto a com? mercial turntable.'1 In those words Mr. Hull, of Ton?! neaso?, In the House of Ropresonta tlves today expressed his opinion or the Republican party. "Having thus prescribed," lie said, ''our Republican friends should cheer? fully take the dose of I heir own med? icine, however bitter. Ihul Inevitably awaits them at the polls In Novem? ber next." Mr. Hull dlRCUBRCd Ihe Issues of tho day and arraigned the KepubllcnuR for fulling to provide remedial legis? lation that tho country was demand? ing. Mr. Hull asserted that he -was not*,, one of those- Democrats' who thought Mr. Rrynn sonld place Mr. Roosevelt ? In nominal Ion fo- President. At"?-* though the President lias deemed it w'so (q embrace certain Democratic doctrines, he had not committed the. Republican potty to them, but Instead [referred to them ns "my policies." He I was not so sture bnt what this enn I froversy between the Piesldnnt nnd I "swollen wealth" Is not posslhlo of : early reconciliation." I While Hie President lind done many admirable things, said Mr. Hull, at tho (same time had contributed "more than all other Influences ?f the past and (present generation to the e:cnllon or a line of vicious and evil .precedents that would be a lasting curse to the j worst despotism in the world." Roosevelt th* Constitution. I Ho charged that the President's contempt for plain mandates of the constitution had become proverbial. The only problem with the President, he declared, was how not to follow I the constitution as it is written, ox i pounded nnd const rind by the fn [ Ibers, "but how to make the consti? tution follow blm on his Journey to tho north pole of paternalism. Dem? ocracy registered a loud protest against such flagrant executive usur? pation." Mr. Hull contended that the Repub? lican party had not led a sinless life. "Il has debauched tho public con? science ami established n government of arbitrary power for ono of clearly defined, limited power, under which the rights ami ?be;ties of the people might find protection. It has no fixed doctrines, save the protective tariff, hut blind subserviency to corporato wealth and paternalism, % and only a spirit of brigandage and commercial? Ism binds il lo these." What was orthodox today, said he, was blasphemy tomorrow, and he as? serted that whether Hie Republicans nominated a radical or a conserva? tive for the presidency this year they would adopt a platform of platitudes "loud In their pretended eondemna ! lion of 'predatory wealth' and In their I mock professions of loyalty to tho I people's interests." Wearing a Thin Disguise. I To do other than endorso 'my pol? icies." lie said, would be to invoke an iiiihllatton. If the conservative ele? ment supported the ticket nominated tho American people would lie as? sured thnt after election "the party will thtow off its thin disguise nnd again dlaelcse Its olVset of policies designed <o shield the criminal plu? tocracy." In that event, he declared, "a Roos? evelt or a radical Republican wouht then become no more Hum a little ma? lignant postule on tho Republican elephant. "In craven fear of the coming day of Ihe people's Judgment, already com? atose. <anjd moribund, this party I? I making one last desperate effort to 'p-'olong its miserable existence eitb ler by buying the people with promises I or "bullying them with threats."