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3DAIJLY PALLAMUIC L WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY JESTABL.IHEU 1378. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. r v X i: r ft ) BRYA11 GIVES DE1CRATIC ISSUES HE PROPOSES MORAL SUASION FOR TRUSTS STRUGGLE EETWEEN COMMON PEOPLE AND WEALTH Battle of Man and Mammon Held Most Important in Speech at New Haven Banq.net. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 12. "The srreat issue at this time is the issue between man and mammon, between plutocracy and ..democracy. All sur face questions of taxation, regulation ' and of finances are but phases of that century-long, that world-wide strug gle between the common people and organized wealth." In these words William J. Bryan laid down his idea of the leading is sue of the coming national campaign at a banquet which was declared to be a prelude to the opening of the presidential campaign in New Eng land. It was held in Warner's hall and loO Democrats were present. Mr. Bryan was the guest of honor. Governor Garvin of Rhode Island and Congressman De Armond of Mis souri were among the guests from the other states. The occasion took the form of a celebration of Jackson day. W. II. H. Hewitt was toastmaster. Speaks of Conscience. Mr. Bryan's Topic was "A Con science Campaign." He said in part: "The word 'campaign' suggests .warfare. It is good tactics to strike the enemy where he is weakest and to use the weapons that are most effec tive. The weak point of every bad policy is that it sacrifices human rights to selfish interests, and today to prove its sys.tem evil we only have .to show that it violates the sense of justice that is satisfied with nothing less than equal rights to all and special privileges to none. The only appeal that is permanent in its effee tiveness and enduring in its useful ness is the appeal to conscience, and, while it may seem weakness to the brutal and folly to the sordid, it arouses a response that is at least ir resistible. "If we would touch the conscience of others we must give evidence that our consciences have been quickened. Moral Power Tor Trusts. "The great issue at this time is the issue between man and mammon, between plutocracy and democracy. All surface questions of policy of taxation and of regulation and of finance are but phases of that century-long, that world-wide struggle between the common people and or ganized wealth. To say that it does not pay for a nation to violate the riuhts of the people of another na tion involves so much of addition, substraction, multiplication and di vision that many get lost in the maze of mathematics. But to say 'That the wages of sin is death' is to give an epitome of history that accord with each person's experience. In dealing with the trusts, with finance, with la bor problems, and with all the other questions at issue, we must view them from a moral standpoint and arraign every evil at the bar of the public conscience. "Will it win? Nothing else will give permanent success. As the mar tyrs, who eighteen hundred years ago kneeling in prayer while hungry beasts devoured them, invoked a pow . er mightier than the legions of Rome today, the same, it is not only possible, but necessary to appeal to that moral sentiment which when aroused will prove more potent than the purse." Later at the Hyperion Theatre, Mr. Bryan delivered the first, in the Philo S. Bennett course of public lectures, his topic being "The Value of An Ideal." LEAVES RICHMOND. Mr. B. J. Sharp, who has been connected with the Starr Piano com pany, at Richmond, for eight years, has located in this city to take the local agency of the Krell-French Piano company. Mr. Sharp will have charge of New Castle and the sur rounding territory, and the company will sell or rent pianos, as the cus tomer desires. Mr. Sharp will havt his headquarters at the factory for the present, but it is probable that they will establish up-town head quarters before a great while New Castle Press. NEW STATE COMMITTEE. The new Republican state commit tee will meet at the headquarters in the Stevenson building, Indianapolis, tomorrow afternoon to reorganize. No opposition will be brought for ward to Chairman Goodrich. It is the general understanding that at the recommendation of - Chairman Good rich Fred Sims, committeeman from the ninth district, will be chosen sec retary. The election of Sims will diffei from the custom of electing a secre tary from outside the committee. y . : LABOR MEETING LAST BIGHT AT THE PHILLIPS OPERA HOUSE A SUCCESSFUL AFFAIR. CENT' AL LABOR COUNCIL Had Charge of the Affair Miss Fredericks Unable to be Pres entSpeeches. Last night a grand labor meeting was held in the Philips opera house. A large number of the leading labor agitators of Richmond were present at this meeting, which was held un der the auspices of the Central Labor Council. Edgar A. Perkins, presi dent of the Indiana State Federation of Labor, spoke along the lines of trade unions. His speech was main ly taken up by an account of the gen eral organization which is now being carried on and told many of the benefits of this same organization. His talk was very fine and greatly appreciated bv those present. Edwin F. Gould, of Indianapolis, editor of the "Union," the state labor paper, spoke on "The Need of Woman Be ing Educated in the Trade Union Movement." He spoke on the fac'. that woman was getting a finer edu cation now than formerly and that the better and finer the education should be, the quicker would woman get along in the trade union move ment. Miss Lillian Fredericks, the woman speaker, was called east by some im portant business and was unable to get back in time -for this meeting; and Mrs. Anna B. Fields, of Elwood. the organizer of the Woman's Label league, spoke in place of Miss Fred ericks. Mrs. Fields talked about the ef forts of woman in regard to not pur chasing articles, of whatever class, that had not the union label on them. This Woman's Label league was formed in order to help the men in this way, that the women, in the league buy no goods that have not the union label on them. This causes thr storekeepers to buy larger lots of union-made clothing. This league is doing some good work and the union workers have already begun to feel the effects of the ladies' work. Mrs. Fields is a very eloquent speaker. It is seldom that a city has so many fine speakers in one evening on the greatest question of the day. JOINT REPRESENTATIVE. Richard N. Elliott js a candidate for joint representative in the legis lature from the counties of Fayette ami Wayne, subject to the Republi can nomination. THE SIXTH DISTRICT COIIIHTIOII AT CONNERSVILLE YESTERDAY STRUCK HAR MONIOUS KEYNOTE IN DISTRICT POLITICS Congressman Watson IndorsedCol. E. P.Thayer Elected District Chairman The sixth district convention,' of which so much has been written that was fallacious and from which so much was hoped that was vain, is over, and has taken its place among the facts of history. One could not have hoped for a more enthusiastic or harmonious gathering of party workers than that which met at Con nersville yesterday. They were clean, straightforward business men. They knew what they came there to do, ana tney aia it, ana tneir wor was on the spiendid administration of marked by perfect decorum. The Theodore Roosevelt; an administra f unny man was there, of course, but . tion which though it commenced in his wit was of the sort that calls j the sadness and national grief caused forth the laugh and leaves no sting hy the untimely deatll of onr beloved behind, leader, President William McKinlev, The wrangler was not there, or, if he were; he saw the unity of the convention and held his peace. The office of temporary secretary was given to Henry county, in the person of George Elliott of New Castle. Hon. Edgar O'Hara, of Franklin county, was chosen tempor ary chairman, and, upon taking th$ chair, delivered an address full of confidence in Republican principles and of zeal for their promotion. Mr. O'Hara 's address was received with great approval by the conven tion. After the appointment of the usual committees and hearing their reports, the convention came to the actual work of the day the nomina tion and election of the sixth district chairman. It was expected to the last that there would be opposition to the election of Col. E. P. Thayer of Greenfield, but as none developed upon the floor of the convention, Col. Thayer was nominated and elected by acclamation. Col. Thayer thankee" the convention for the honor which it had conferred upon him. At this juncture the committee on resolutions announced, through the chairman, Mr. Harry C. Starr, of Richmond, that it was; ready to re port. The nature of these resolu tions would make it seem proper tc print them entire, and we do so at another point. Up to the hour of the convention Mr. Charles R. Unthank, of Rich mond, had been a candidate, but upon the urgent advice of a very close friend, whose eyes were open, he did not allow his name to be presented. This was the only wise thing to do, as it developed that out of the 120 votes in the convention Mr. Unthank could count but fourteen. It he could have had the support of Wayne county united, he would have gotten the support of Fayette county also, thus gaining ten votes more. But out of the twenty-six votes of Wayne county Mr. Unthank could count but two. Mr. Unthank 's inglorious de feat lay not in himself so much as in the nature of his support, coming as it did from the outspoken enemies of Mr. WTatson. The whole proceedings of the con vention was a victory for the con structive element in the district, for pure, straightforward Republicanism. The forces -of' opposition, of disin tegration and discord were silent; they had been doing their worst for I months and saw that their utmost ef forts were not sufficient to cause s ripple upon the placid waters, of party harmony and good will. As for this opposition, they saw that they were dead ones, and it only remained to cut them off and they fell as the gentle dew, or as the leaf when it circles to the ground on as frosty morning of the early fall. The reso lutions of the convention were as fol lows : Whereas, The convention, represen tative of .the Republican party in the sixth Indiana congressional district, has again assembled to perform the labors incident to the inauguration of a political campaign in a district justly rfen owned for its intelligence its prosperity and its Republicanism, be it . Resolved, That we affirm our al- leginnce to the principles of the Re publican party, which have been test ed through decades and -hive been found not wanting; which have been proved true by the temporary trial of by Acclamation. ' their Democratic opposites, and by J the failure of such Democratic substi tutes have been shown beyond doubt to ba the efficient cause and the pow erful stimulant" to national growth and industrial prosperity, until throughout this Union of state, the worc "Prosperity" has become the trademark of the Republican legisla tive product. " Resolved, That we congratulate the Republican party and the nation up has so well taken up and completed the labors of that great man that there has been no break between this administration and the administration which 'even its enemies admitted was the most splendid then known to the nation's history. We congratulate the President upon his reliance upon able and tried counsellors; upon a clearness of thought and decisiveness of action which make him worthy of succeeding the great McKinley; up on sincerity of purpose which has en deared him to the American people; and upon the achievements of an ad ministration commenced amid prophe cies that it must fail of the vigorous conservatism and wonderful prosper ity of its predecessor, and yet which has been conspicuous for its success; for the figures of our exports and im ports excite more than ever the cu pidity of foreign competitors; the civilizing and humanizing march of the flag on more rapidly than ever in the lands received from the de crepit hand of Spain; the honor of the American name has been upheld before the world; the tumult of in dustrial conflict stilled and" the ener gies of the combatants turned to a united effort toward the industrial supremacy of the world; the party's solemn pledge to foster industry but to attack harmful organizations ful filled; and that labor which our de scendants will one day view as the greatest achievement of the century commenced by the making of a treaty which will insure the building of the Panama canal, where free from the influence of a South American gov ernment hopelessly corrupt, American commerce may move. through rn Am erican canal under the pro--' of -n-iiiciican uag. unaer s'" ; con ditions we congratulate the adminis tration, and call upon patriotic citi zens for the power to complete the labors so auspiciously commenced. Resolved, further, That we view with especial pleasure the dignified and statesmanlike course of a na tional congress, Republican in both branches, which has been as much a source of power as a Democratic. con gress, under a Democratic President, was of national embarrassment; and we congratulate the Republican party upon leaders in congress and in the party councils worthy the great name of their party. We congratulate the chairman of the national Republican committee upon his great services to the party and the nation, and, in view of the splendid character of those services and the confidence be stowed upon him by the Republican party and the American people, es pecially call upon him to continue as the head of a political body which is, by thetyalue of its services to the peo pie entitled to so great and far-seeing a leader as Senator Marcus A. Hanna. s Resolved, That once more we de clare our loyalty to the great con servative student of finance and of industrial and governmental condi tions, Senator Charles W. Fairbanks, and to that other able and far-seeing statesmna and student of internation la affairs,Senator Albert J. Beveridsre. Proud of both of these able and dis tinguished mon, we call upon the peo ple to jive the state such a legisla ture as will )P9ve no doubt but that Senator Beveridge will be returned to the great body where he has so .well and ably served his country. Resolved, That in the Hon. James E. Watson this district has had a representative of the highest ability, and a man able to stand in compari son with the nation's great; whose loyalty to his constituency has been tested, and, whose years of capable andd istinguished public service have given him a prominence and influence worthy the great Republican district which he so well represents. " We view with especial satisfaction the distinguished consideration he has re ceived in the organization of the House of Representatives, a promin ence fully justified by the ability which this district so well knows. Resolved, That we view with the highest degree of satisfaction'' the record of Republican control of the policies and the finances of the state of Indiana under the administration of Governor "W. T. Durbin- and the other effiicent state officers, a record unparalleled in the history of the state for economy, honesty and ad ministrative ability. We point to public institutions incomparably well managed, to a reduced public debt, to (Continued on 4th page.) AGED CODPLE mm lives IN WAYNE COUNTY'S COURT HOUSE IN THE PRESENCE OF A FEW GUESTS Judge Abbott Performed the Cere mony and the Couple Made Happy. "Matches are made in Heaven," we are tola, lnis aoes not reier to the Lucifer brand, or to the common arldr match, but it does refer to parties destined to be united forever in matrimony. That this was the case with the principals to this story, seems evident. Yesterday about 10 a. m. there i it j came sauntering into tne county clerk's office an aged couple and they old that official they wanted a li cense to marry, which same was is sued to them with srood grace and the greatest of pleasure, having re ceived the necessary two hundred cents. The parties to the marriage were John T. Broadstone and Mar garet E. Brown. The former lives in Dayton and the latter in Hagerstowr; Ind. After the marriage license was is sued the couple asked for some one, not a minister to marry them. They were escorted into the county clerk's private office and Judge Abbott sum moned. The good-natured judge, with his usual cunning, eyed the cou ple for a moment and then with a grace and dignity that is peculiarly his own pronounced the words that united the lives of John and Mar garet. Mr. Broadstone is sixty-four years of age and had a previous marriage experience, his wife beincr dead about fifteen months, while Mrs. Broad- stone assumed the role of wife once before, her husband having been dead about three years. Mr. B. was a soldier, so was Mr. B. deceased. The companion of each died on the 17th of the month; mak ing a coincidence in the affair. The ceremony was witnessed by Miss Anna Peel, Mr. J. A. Spekei hier, E. M. Haas, Richard Smith; Gus Huey, John Darnell, Mr. Hall, Mr. Wolf, and the city editor of the Palladium. The newly wedded couple will re side in a suburb pf Dayton, O. The Palladium extends best wishes RETURNED HOME. Milton Bishop, of West Richmond, returned yesterday evening from North Dakota. He is the agent of Gaar, Scott & company in that ter ritory, and has been there for nearly n year. . He is now home for a few days- ' ' i ti . Y ff. B. LEEDS' nun ASKED FOR BEFORE FINANCIAL COMPANY WOULD BACK THE ROAD. AND NAMED SUCCESSOR Didn't Want Leeds or the Moores to Interfere Loree's Big Salary. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 13. In finan- cial circles it is claimed that Speyer & company insisted on the retirement of W. B. Leeds and Vice President C. H. Warren, of s the Rock . Island, and named their former successors before the bank would back the com pany in its financial scheme. L. F. Loree, recently elected president of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was induced to leave the B. & O. to take the presidency of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific by the financial in- j terests above spoken of, it being con I ditioned on the banking firm advanc ing money on the bond issue; that for so doing it should name a man who should become the head of all Rock Island companies, and who as such would be clothed with supreme power to operate the property without inter ference either from "Mr. Leeds or the Moores. It is stated that no other railroad president will have' the ab solute sway which will be exercised by President Loree, for upon him the banking firm depends to make Rock Island securities valuable by an in telligent operation of the system. To make it worth while' for Mr. Loree to leave the Baltimore & Ohio he was offered a salary of $75,000 a year and given a stock bonus which will make him a very wealthy man within the next few years, provided the stocks turn out as they are expected to. It was learned that when the Moores first planned to retire out standing securities and replace them with bonds they found strenuous op position to the amount of the issue. An appeal was made to Speyer & company, they thoroughly investigat ed the Rock Island system, and the result was that propositions by Speyer & company to name a director and the president of the road were accepted. The change iu financial backing and the head of the system means a reorganization which will put new blood into the property. SPEAKER CAIM A as once a Student at Earl ham College. Representative Hemenway was re lating to Speaker Cannon how the boys played pranks on one another at Culver. "My own boy," said he, "showed a pair of badly chafed hands and his mother, on her arrival, took pity on him and sent out and procured a large bottle of glycerine, which he was to use in his room and use during , the term. Last night there was a ball, and after it was over the boy found that his associates had poured, ; the glycerine between the sheets of his bed so that they stuck together." - "That'll make a man of him," said Cannon. "Not many persons know it, but way back yonder some time or other I spent a year at Earl ham college, at Richmond, Ind. In those days they made us get up at 5 o'clock in the morning, and we caught it right and left, but when I look back on it now I see it was the most glorious year of my life." Kantner Brown. Wm. D. Kantner and Bertha Nel son were married Monday evening at the fifth street M. E. parsonage, Rev. Chamness officiating.