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.vi-kv. Virv' - r-&--Jvi VOLUME XVI. LU I. SHAW A Has a Cinch on Iowa Governorship, and Bryan's Boomers Are on the Bnn. A Man from the Ranks of the Common People, He Has Their Love and Support. Fearless, Incorruptible, Level-Headed, an Able Juriit and Successful Business Han, He Has Every Qualification for Governor. Boodle Cannot Defeat the Hawkeye State Will Have No Other. l'roin Interviews with many of the leading citizens of Iown, we arc liruily convinced tluit lion. L. M. Slmw will lie tho next governor of Iown. Mr. Slmw Ih out' of tin' most ioiulitr mill best liked of nil of Iowa's grout nu-ii. Hi Ik able, honest, nml uptight, niul will command the suffrages of tlmus amis of roti-rri throughout the state, irrespective of party IIiii'h, who, know ing, tlint Mr. Shaw's wholf cunvr since boyhood, Imtli hi public nud private, hiix been such iik to coin for him tho confidence ami esteem of nil with whom In- lnirt come In contact, will vote for lit nt I'm-,, governor, feeling as sured that tu thin lilvrlt nml responsible Hcltlo:i Mr. Shaw will prove tin right mini In tin1 right place. Following wo print tliu story of his lift: Leslie Mortimer Shaw, thi' lU'putili van ramllilati' for governor of Iowa, In u man whoso force of chamfer ami natural ability wore certain to carry lilm to tliu top. lie Ih distinguished by several murks that not lilm abuvi most men. lie has never tiiHteil tobacco, lie never uhoh any Intoxicating bever ages. He never sweiim not even an niticli iih Mr. Clllliert'H famous admiral. He IniM never held nu ofllco If the post of school director lie excluileil from tliu lUt of ottlcc. He never trlcH to do more tlmu one thing at n time. Ho lickings to no secret society. Ho makes lis servant girl a hocIii! equal In IiIh family. HIh doom nro oiien for the entertainment of anyone who presontH lilmtielf. Ho Ih a lawyer who Hetties nil hlrt oases out of court by persuading iNith parties to agree to what he huowh them In Jimtlce. Perhaps In tho last mimed fact Ih to bo found IiIh tremend ous powor as a campaign speaker, for Mr. Slmw Ih no orutor at all. llom In a log Iiouho In Lumolllo coun ty, Vermont, Mr. Shaw Bpont tho early yearn of IiIh life on a Btouy upland farm, lighting the hard battle for exig ence that wait tho lot of IiIh location. Hero he learned tho Iohboiih of Indus try, economy and. perseverance that have guided hUii through many trials nud to the uccompllHhnieut of disting uished BUCceHH. The chief element of Mr. Shaw's HiicceHH may bo seen In his steady bluo. eye. It never wavers. Through It one may read the determin ation of tho man's character. He sayH he has never lieon able to do moro than one thing at a time. Energy and per sistence rather thmi extraordlunry ac complishments liavo lieeu tho founda tion of his HUCceKHful career as a law yer mid business man. When ho left tho old homo in Vermont, In 1809, and started west, ho burned his bridges be hind him nud resolved that the Green Mountain state Hhould never see him ngaln until ho had achieved some meas ure Of SllCCl'SH. Mr. Shaw Htaudn well at- homo. Tho people In Ueutson liollovo In lilm. He Is the contldeiitlnl iuIvIhot of a, largo clientage. Though ho Is a succetisful trial lawyer, ho Is opposed to going Into court except as u last resort. His ' policy is to settle If U tan bo done, but when tills falls ho Is one of tho hardest lighters In tho state. During tho time he has practiced law no case has over conio to trial between two business men In his town. Ho has been content with small fees as a rule, and his com fortable fortune Is tho result of good management and a very extenslvo business, Ho has' made It a rule never to taUo a case in which ho did uot be lieve his client to bo lu the right. This is mi well known to the men who form the Juries in Crawford county that ho Kturts Jiito tho trial of every case with tho Immense advantage of having a jury believing that he believes ho Is right; that lie Is slucere, and Is not try lug to mislead them. Tho busluess win Him, for the People of people of Denlsou have come lo rocog iilxc Mr. Shaw iih mi arbitrator and his clients accept his Judgment iih llunl. He never tried but one luiHrt ant criminal case, mid that was the defense of a man accused of murder ing Ills brother. Mr. Shaw believed lilm Innocent, though the people of the community thought otherwise. He succeeded lu clearing the man to the satisfaction of everyone, earning a fee of !.riM. Criminal pructl;o avoids Mr. Slmw. When prohibition wns espoused by the Republican party Mr. Slmw stood with the party mid argued for the full est trial or the law. though he did not believe it would work. He went out one time to make a Republican speech lu a little town In his county where It was said the Dcmm-ruts would make trouble for any Republican speaker. No one met lilm at the station mid no hall had liven engaged. The largest room In the town was a saloon, mid Mr. Shaw sivtircd permission of the saloon keeper to siH'iik lu the saloon. He was held lu such respect that It was read ily grunted, nud n straight Itepubllcmi Prohibition speech was delivered in that saloon, oiM'rated lu violation of law. He was not violent, but lie pre sented the theory that the saloon must bo regulated to some extent, In such a way that the crowd admitted that, though It did not admit that lie was right In deiuundlug a trial for prohibi tion, for ut the close of the speech they all took a drink but the speaker, i For twenty yoiir.-i this practical law yer aud business man has licou the lender In tho Methodist church of Deul Hon. It was not 'until he entered Cor nell college that, he liccmnc a member of tho Methodist church. He was a worker In the church there, and though struggling for an education, he gave freely of his time ami money to ward Its support. He Is prominent In all the activities of the church, attends all Its meetings and Ih siicrliitcudout of the Sunday school, which Includes one-seventh of the entire population of the town. It Is one of the strongest Sunday schools In the state, and when tho size of the town Is considered, It Is perhaps the strongest. The Meth odist church Is the leading church In Dcuulsou. His talks to the school are, practical In their nature. They are not doctrinal nor gushlug, but they seek to apply the principles of Christianity to every-dny life. Mr. Slmw thinks that religion to be of any use lu this world must be practical, mid In touch with every-dny experiences. .He has throo.tlmes lieon n lay delegate to tho geucriil couferepce of the Methodist church aim) Is us well known in active practical church work as any man lu tho'denonilnatlon lu this state. With six strong churches lu Denlsou. It might be expected that some strife would exist among the denominations, but this Irf not true. Catholics, Luther ans, Methodists and all tho Protestant denominations get along harmoniously together. They realize that there Is plenty of good In the world upon which they should agree, and they waste no tlmo or strength In I'luarrellng over things they cannot agree upon, To this condition Mr. Shaw has contributed iih much as anyone. This udmlrablo spirit of harmony wus most forcibly lllustiated In lWtt, when Mr. Slmw took the lead tu raising mon ey to build nu academy aud normal school. This school is Intended chlcliy for the benefit of the fanners' children, to give them, at the least possible cost, a chance to get some practical educa tion beyond tho country school . Mr. Shaw has some very positive Ideas up on education. He thinks that relatively too inlich attention lias been given to tho high school graduates, and not CHICAGO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB lf'jjtMVr i "BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBBBv vWitf, "'wtfsBBBBBBBBH - BB HeW ; b& ' 'V, ;V v' ;. vKv H tSvV KBwxEfc Wv 'i. 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It has nu aiinuiil at tendance of between ttHI mid iMMl. mid Its benellts have been very great. Ah president of the board of directors Mr. Slmw has kept his hand upou the man agement of the school from the start, and he is recognized as Its responsible head. As Coventor lie will make him self felt upon the educational Ismnls of which he will bo ex-ottlclo a iiiemlwr. Including the State university and the State normal school. Mr. Slmw has refused to put gold clauses In his notes. , He mis always said that If the people ever go daft and tho country to n sliver standard, we will all go down together, mid he would not tnke advantage of the protection or a gold contract. No debtor of the linn of Slmw is Kiiehnle has ever nml occa sion to complain of harsh treatment. They have always been lenient with Imrrowers and clients. A good Illustra tion Ik the story told by a struggling fariuer named Hallmityne. Threo years ago 'this mail came to Mr. Shaw In tears, for a landlord's uttaeliment had been levied upon everything he had lu the world. The banker gave him mon ey to pay the rent without any security' whatever. He put the niau on a goon farm nud kept lilm going. Ho has not nalil his rent, though he has been stead ily gaining In resources. He has had abundant crops anil has been success ful with stock. The prices, however, have been such that Mr. Shaw advised hint to hold his produce for a better market, all the time supplying him with money to keep things going. The man Is now alsiiit to discharge his debt mid he will have $1,001) lu stock loft after paying Mr. Shaw tho iflKKl ho owes. The effect of nil this has been to make him exceedingly popular at home. Of course, like nny other strong man who 1ms been active lu u town's affairs for twenty years or more, he lias arous ed antagonisms mid his success has ex cited Jealousies. His energetic espous al of the gold cause Inst year lmulo some enemies in this free sliver strong hold. Tho friends of .1. II, Itomaus, the free tllver Republican who ran against "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL HON. L. M SHAW. The Next Governor ot Iowa. I loll her for Congress Inst year, have Ih'cii blaming Mr. Shaw to some extent for Ids activity on the other side. These two men have been close friends for many years nud nre associated lu church nud school work. Mr. .Mmw kept out of the tenth district nlinost altogether, nud only three or four of his sixty speeches were made In this district. Al this was purely out of consideration for Mr. Homans. nud Mr. Shaw suffered In Ids contest for the iiondnntlou for (lovernor this year, merely on account of the lucit of no iimliituuco lu his own district, which he would have had but for his gener ous consideration for his old friend. All local animosities were dropped, how ever, ns soon as Mr. SIiuw'h candidacy for (lovernor was announced (except two or three men, who kept up the light, mid lu Just three weeks from the day the llrst mention of Ids name was made he was nominated. This Is mi astonishing record, but It Is true. The chief fin-tor In the success of Mr. Shaw's candidacy was the record he made last fall as a speaker. Ills style of campaigning was most per suasive, nml altogether different from anything which the people'or the State had ever seen before. He Is not nu or ator as most people understand ora tory. He Is not rhetorical. He was persuasive, logical, consistent, lucts Ive. earnest ami most effective. Con gressman Hepburn, who has been a campaigner hlmsvlf for forty years, says that Mr. Shaw's speech last year was the best he heard during the entire cnmpah'U. He frequently cautioned the enthusiastic Republicans lu the au dience against too much dcnionntni tlon. He, begged them not to applaud so much as to give offense to the doubt ful voters who were present and wliom ho hoped to convince. "These men," he said, "are here to llml out the truth, as we nil nre, and we want to discuss these matters dispassionately." He argued with the doubtful voter with out having lilm angered by the exulta tion of Republicans when, good points were made. The result of this policy wan mmry converts, ami from wher ever hoHiMike there were friends lu the convention nt Cedar Kuplds voting for lilm. He spent more time lu the Klghth District tlmn any other and the memor able fourth ballot showed the high es teem lu which ho was held by the peo ple who best umleivtood his abilities. Mm Slmw was Miss Alice Craw slmw. She ww bora lu Clinton Coun ty, Iowa. Her father, .Tames Craw shaw, was one of the earliest pioneers, coming to the State lu 1KU7. The fam ily Is one of the best known lu Kastern Inwii. Me. ftlmu- met hU fiilm-u u-lfn IN NONE.' 1897 TWELVE PAGES at the home of her sister, Mrs, K. (iullek, In Denlsou, where she visited when he llrst came to that town. He was married to Miss Crawslmw lu Cnimiuche Dec. 7, 1877. They have three children Knld. aged 17. who will graduate from the Venison high school next year ami Is already an accom plished musician; Knrl. aged lit, Ih a bright lad, who 1 much Interested In politics, mid has a picture of McKln ley hung ut tho foot of his bed. He often accompanies his father on bin trips, the latter explaining that he wants to get aciUiilnted with the hoy and wants the Isiy to get uctpmntcil with lilm. Ills natural powers of ob servation are good and they hnve been developed by this practice, Kuimu, the other child, Is 11 years old. Mrs. Shaw ls a large, well-formed, good-nnturcd woman, who Is one of the most es teemed women In Denlsou. She is said to have no enemies and to be entirely Tree from the petty Jealousies of u small town. While she may not bo called a society woman, yet she visits much among tier friends mid Is uot nt all exclusive. Mke her hushmid, she Is very democratic mid her tastes aro wholly domestic. Mr. and Sir. Klmw have not fully derided whether tliey will live lu Des Molues all the time or not. He does not like to be sepurawd from his mm tly, especially to give up his hold on the children mid share lu the respon sibility of their bringing up. Yet he Is n prudent mail, not a bit stingy, though, mid he does not like to abaii idon tho home lu Denlsou. One thing tho WW (lovernor Intends to do Is to ut exeix'lse by riding oil horseback. It'a a pretty safe bet that Hon, M. A. Hanna will be re-elected United States Senator from Ohio, The two most prominently mentioned Republicans for Congress lu tho Sixth District are Major Heury I), Ream nud Hon. Chester M. Dawes, (loveruor Tanner should call n spe cial election to till tho vacancy In tho Sixth Congressional District. Hon, .Tnrvls Illume's tribute to the late Judge Frank Scales lu Sunday's Chronicle, was both touching nud clo (iient. Democrats will hire Ilryan to make cloven speeches! lu Iown durhig tho campaign. Tho Republicans ought to chip lu nud hire him for cloven more. Ho niiulo several' speeches In Iowa hist year. OHIO WBJOI 'EI UP! Hark Hanna Sets the Ball a Boiling and Success Is in the Air. Senator Foraker Takes the Stump and Makes Rome Howl with Repub lican Enthusiasm. Eight Thousand People Attend the First Rally and Cheer On the Warriors Who Burst Bryan's Bombast. All Feuds Are Wiped Out and a United Party Leaves No Chance for the Theories of the Popoeratio Walking Delegate. A dispatch from Iturton. Ohio, ihtted September 11, says: To-day amid the blare of brass bauds and the waving of Hags aud bunting by able speakers the Itepubllcmi campaign lu Ohio wns opened simultaneously nt Xewnrk, Washington Courthouse,. and Ilurtonr able speakers being at each place.- -Iu this little town was held this afternoon one of the three meetings by which the Ohio Itepubllcmi campaign was opened. Excursions were run from neighboring towns, and a siicclul train brought several hundred Republicans from Cleveland. Aliout 8.000 Hiple attended the meeting. The speakers were Senators I'onikcr mid Hanna, ex Gov. Charles Foster, ami President .1. I. Sullivan of the Ohio League of Re publlcHii Clubs. Senator Fonikor was the tlrst speak er. He referred to the Importance of Republican victory lu Ohio this year. He said that If the legislature was Democratic, next winter the state would ls redlstrlcted for congressional pur poses In such a way as to make tho Ohio delegation Democratic as strong ly ns It wns now Republican. The chief danger, he said, was that the Democrats might elect a Democrat to tho Senate lu place of Mr. Hauim. That would Ih' a misfortune, for the reason that the Republicans now have but forty-three of the ninety members of that body, and they should not only keep lNith Ohio Senators, but elect oth ers In states that are to have Sena torial elections next winter. In this connect Ion Senator Foraker paid a high tribute to Mr. Hanna. and declared that Ohio could not afford to dispense with IiIh services. In the Senate. Mr. Foraker also appealed to Ids hearers to sustain the national admin istration by voting the straight Repub lican ticket, from (lovernor down. He nalil that Jn six months the Republican administration had restored prosperity to the country, mid he praised Presi dent McKluley for the part he had taken In restoring conudence to the people. He said there wus uot a single reason why niiylwdy who voted for McKlnley hist year should vote ugalust the national administration this year. Mr. Hanna began his speech by say ing that he was uot prompted by sel fish motives to lenve his extensive busi ness nud go Into politics. Continuing, he said: "Our country Is the greatest wealth producing country of the earth, and you tillers of the soil are charged with the duty of protecting It. That Is the American spirit I want to see dominate over popocratlsm or any other kind of Ism. The last campaign was the most ImtMHtant ever fought In this country. Thank heaven, 1 was fortunate enough to be one of the defenders of my coun try. I thank (lod, tisi, that the great state of Ohio furnished so many great, broail-mluiliil, aud energetic orators mid workers, whose labors dually brought us hiicccss. When McKlnley was nominated It was thought that tho Industrial problem was the only Issue, but wo were called upon at tho thres hold of that campaign to change Issues. The Chlwigo convention, controlled by a combination of Ism, foreign ami home born, gathered under n red Hag mu) forced upoiv the Democratic mrty a new Issue, That convention wns dominated, not .by the old-time Jcffer sonhih 'Democrats, who had their Xathera principles, but by those men who were anxious ttint their new fouud leader, W. .1. llryiiu, should try his hand at government. You know Minio of our good friends were misled Into bellovllng that free silver would bring good times. They were honest, but were simply mistaken lu their view on the money ipiestioiu Tho best NUMBER 115. mind ami men of the country volun teered their service ami their time to tho educational work of the campaign, apreadtng their thoughts like autumn leave, yea, like the MiowUakc of heaven; over tills land. The Republi can: of the Middle States saw they had matte a mistake and they came buck to us by thousands, yea, by the hundred of thousands, mid the coun try wns waved. "Tho cry was made by Sir. Uryuu himself that silver and wheat had part ed company. Then he tried to shift his ground' when Providence or some body else tried to undermine his argu ment. Last year he tried to array class against- clas In this great and five country of on if. to build "P an anar chist and socialist clenieut. Now, what docs he say? He seys the reason wheat and silver are oil divergent lines Is Imtiiiisi' there Is a famine abroad, and that, anyway, there are only u few wheat-raising States lu tho United States. I say that there Is a high value placed on. wheat; It I better than fren silver for tho whole people for this rea son, If no other: Thire are moro States Interested lu the growth of wheat than tho mining of silver: tliero U more money Invested lu farms tlmu In silver mine, and more people will protlt by higher priced wheat thuu by free coinage of sliver. "Wo want a continuance of the pres ent condition, except that wo wuut them a llttlu better. That time will come when the Democratic papers will, UT they tell the truth, publish that moro men nre employed, that the goad time are here, aud that the 'factories aru opening mp. We cannot have satisfac tory prosperity until all surplus labor Is employed and well paid. "Inasmuch as I am talked of as a cuiulUmto.for United States Senator, I want to Indulge lu n few personalities. During the last campaign newspapers said I was a labor crusher. That story wu tlltoml through tho tllthy newspa pers that were opposed to President McKlnley. Well, I employ many men lu the city of Cleveland, nud there, where 1 live, 'I don't need to answer the accusation that I am unfriendly to the workingman. "For myself, I will sny that I was the llrst man In Ohio to recognize or ganized labor. I never refused to rec ognize worklugmeii. If It was uot for the largo crowd here I would like to use a popular term, and say It Is a lie that I am uot friendly to tho working man. I believe that my prosperity should be theirs, mid I don't think I can be successful without their co-op-eratloiK If such charges as have been made are for tho purpose of prejudic ing tho laboring men against me, L will leave the case lu tnelr hands." lu conclusion Senator Hanna wild: "Senator Foraker pnld mo n high tribute, for which I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. I want .to say publicly that I appreciate thoni lie cause of tho calumny that has been going through the Democratic press. 1 want to say right hero that so far us I ant concerned, It will take more tlmu tho united Democratic press of the Stnte of Ohio, headed by McLean's Ku qulrer, to uinke a break between For aker ami tue. I know him to bo too good a Republican for feuds. If there over was a tlmo when Republicans of Ohio shoukl' Mlu ml together It Is now." K. A. Halsey 1ms received the ap pointment of secretary to Comptroller Waller. Tho City Council recently au thorized that such position bo created at a salary of $:i,00i) per year. Mr. Halsey was formerly manager of tho in hate banking tlrm of Pea body. Iloughtellng & Co., nml has been a friend of Comptroller Waller for many l iAaJ6f, ',i!iiytivdUiti r sjjuti.ttiukMfTtvi. ...S ...Lfi .uwj, U. Wl-,H..ihrtM .l 4b,.