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Declares That All Republicans Are
Progressives in the Only
Speech of Campaign
Asserts All Factions Will Aid Him
in Program if the G. 0. P.
Carries Election
[Associated Prensl
NEW YORK, Oct. I.—President Taft
delivered what will probably be his
only public address of the present
campaign at the banquet of the Na
tional Republican league at the Hotel
Astor today.
The president'^ speech was marked
by an unusually conciliatory tone to
ward the insurgent wing of the party.
He gave "all factions of tho party" duo
credit for their share in helping to put
through congress the legislative pro
gram whloh the president took occa
sion to outline In some detail.
The record of the last eighteen
months, he declared, was an earnest
desire of the party to fulfill Ha plat
form promises and obligations, and ho
promised that if tho Republican ma
jority in congress should be continued
at the coming elections the work thus
far left undone would be carried
through to completion.
Upon tho whole Republican party the
president bestowed the title of "pro
gressive." Then he undertook to define
just what Is meant by "progressive."
"A party of true progress Is not a
party of radicalism," ho declared,
amid cheers.
"It is not a party of ultra-conserva
tism," he added, and again was
"A progressive Republican," the
president went on, "Is one who recog
nizes existing and concrete evils, and
who is in favor of practical and doflnite
steps to eradicate them."
Following is the text of the presi
dent's speech:
Gentlemen of the National League
of Republican Clubs: I am hero
because I believe this league Is a
most Important aid In the upbuild
ing and defense of Republican
principles. As president, I prefer
to avoid partisan controversy, but
there are occasions, and It seems
1 to me the present Is one, when It
Is not improper for mo to discuss
the issues soon to bo considered and
decided by the electorate.
In the pursuit of promises made
In Its national platform the Re
publican party In the short period
of eighteen months presented to the
public as accomplished /acts the
following most Important legisla
tion and executive action:
The powers of the Interstate com
merce commission were enlarged.
The commission was empowered to
euspend any proposed increase In
rates until the shippers Bhall have
a chance to be heard as to Its
reasonableness. Interstate telegTaph
and telephone companies were
brought within the regulation of
the commission.
A new court of commerce was
provided In order that shippers and
railways might secure prompt de
cisions. Railway employes were
protected by a new safety appliance
law. Tho employers' liability act
was perfected. An Inquiry Into the
Issuance of railway stocks and
bonds waa Inaugurated.
An inquiry into ' workingmen*B
compensation for injuries received
was Instituted. A now custom
court was established. A postal
savings bank system was author
ized. A corporation tax was
adopted, which Is an Important
source of revenue and a now and
effective methOd of aKsistlng the
government In supervising corpora
tions. „
Two new battleships were added
to the navy. A bureau of mines
was established. Seventy million
acres of the public domain wore
legally withdrawn from entry.
Twenty million dollars In bonds
were authorized to complete re
clamation projects after a board of
army engineers now at work should
complete its Investigation of exist
ing projects. Enlarged appropria
tions were made, to survey p*ublio
lands. A definito commitment was
made against the "plece-mcal" or
"pork-barrel" system of river and
harbor improvement. Now Mexico
and Arizona were advanced toward
statehood. A peace commission was
authorized. An investigation Into
business methods of conducting tho
government was begun. The appro
priations for the current year wore
cut $26,000,000 below tho appropria
tions of the year before.
The tariff was rt-vlsod without
the usual disturbance of business.
Becau.so of the reduction of tariff
rates. Its maximum and minimum
provisions, the free trade It secures
for the Philippines, Its fine revenue
producing qualities, the Payne law
.is a cyeditable bill
The new tariff commission, for
the work of which $250,000 was ap
nroprlated, has nlrendy completed
Piles Quickly
Cured at Home
Instant Relief, Permanent Cure—
Trial Package Mailed Free to
All in Plain Wrapper
Many cases of Piles have been cured
by a trial package of Pyramid Pile
Cure without further treatment. When
it proves Its value to you, get more
from your druggist at 50 cents a box,
and be sure you get what you ask for.
Simply fill out free coupon below and
mail today. Save yourself from the
surgeon's knife and Its torture, the
doctor and his bills.
Pyramid Bids,, Marshall, Mich.
Kindly send me a sample of Pyra
mid Pile Cure, at once by mall,
FREE, in plain wrapper.
, . ,',■.-• -'.'-'■.
City State...
Its preliminary report, and the
commission Is now at work In this
country. I have authorized the
chairman to niiiko a public state
ment of the purposes and methods
of the commission, but I have di
rected him not to make that state
ment until after the election, bo
eauso, in so far as posslblo, I desire
ithe tariff commission, from Us very
Inception, to be kept free from the
vicissitudes of partisan politics, so
it will gain tho respect und confl
denco of the whole country regard
less of party lines.
Finally, since the bill passed,
nearly all Republican candidates
for congress, nnd Republican state
platforms generally, have declared
that heronftor when the tariff shall
be revised by Republicans it shall
be revised one schedule at a time,
instead of by a general revision of
the entire tariff.
I have thus summarily stated
the Republican accomplishments of
a short eighteen months. Every
thing foreshadowed in our plat
form, however, there was not time
to consider and carry out.
Wo agreed to adopt measures for
the Improvement of our foreign
merchant marine, which every .ono
will admit to be In a condition of
doendenoo disgraceful to a country
of our size and power.
We noed the enactment of laws
authorizing the disposition of coal,
phosphate, oil and gas lands of the
government, and the water power
sites owned by the government
along streams in which there Is
valuable water power, now uncon
trolled nnd uapproprlated, under
leases or grants that shall induce
Investment of private capital In
those lands, but shall continue tho
government as ultimate controller
of properties with an equitable pro
vision for readjustment of terms at
comparatively short periods. In
deed, the iifllrmatlvo part of the
whole policy of conservation
awaits action and the Republican
party Is pledged to give this signifi
cant thing attention as It deserves.
We need a new government for
Alaska, with laws properly protect
ing the government domain In that
vast empire. Wo agreed to supple
ment and strengthen the anti
trust law, in so far as it might
seem necessary. A"ntl-trust laws
have been vigorously enforced.
We are hoping for a readjust
ment of our relations with Canada
that shall bring tho two coun
tries Into a closer commercial
union beneficial to both.
Finally, we are committed to an
elimination of the defects In our
banking and currency system, with
respect to which the monetary com
mission has accumulated much ma
sracmo etim mmncHBAnED
Now, what are the specific evils
that have aroused our people? I be
lieve that they have been growing
In this country for years and years,
and they can be briefly stated thus:
First—The corrupt control of leg
islative and governmental agencies
for the establishment, maintenance
and enjoyment of unjust privileges
by Individuals or corporate wealth.
To make this control effective, there
have been organized and maintained
corrupt machines within both par
ties which break the current com
munication and responsive action
between the people and thoso who
aro elected to serve and represent
Bocond —Combinations of capital
In Industrial business, generally
brought together for the ostensible
and commendable purpose of reduc
ing costs of production and distri
bution, have too often had the real
purpose of suppressing competition,
controlling prices and maintaining
Every one who Is frank must ad
mit that great progress has been
made in fighting these evils. Fif
teen years ago the rights of the peo
ple to our natural resources were
freely disregarded. The natural re
sources of the nation are now in the
way of being conserved for tho peo
ple, who aro the ultimata owners of
such resources, and ought to remain
so. /
We have said to the railroads and
their stockholders, "We cannot trust
to competition and we cannot trust
to you tho fixing of proper rates."
Having created a tribunal with
power to settle when the rates are
Just, it should be borne In mind
that the public welfare and the
whole business Interest of the coun
try may be injured quite as much
with Injustice to the railroads as to
the result of an unwiso clamor for
low rates as by the Imposition of
extortionate rates. It Is not without
significance in this suggestion that
employes and wage earners of rail
roads are today associating them
selves together for the purpose of
using their influence to prevent In
justice to their employers by re
pressive legislation or • oppressive
regulation under the Interstate com
merce commission.
Fifteen years ago the general con
trol of legislation by corporate inllu
ence and corruption was far greater
than it i.s today. The crusade initi
ated by Mr. Roosevelt and carried
on during his term of office resulted,
first, In arousing tho entire com
munity to the necessity for reform,
and, second, in inducing many cor
poration managers to abandon
methods that were questionable and
to leave politics to other hand!.
It was impossible to arouse the
people to a Just indignation at cor
rupt corporate control through ma
chine and boss rule without having
such a movement acquire an impe
tus that carries ifto extreme views,
and the electorate Is now searching
for a reform procedure under which
bosses cannot live, machines can
never control and corruption can
never exert influence. Hence, wo
hiivo movements to eliminate tho
middle men in politics and to give
popular sentiment a more immedi
ate effect in government than per
haps would have been thought wise
by our fathers.
I have proposed to congress a
federal Incorporation act, which
mifTht be taken advantage of by
tho largest corporations. It would
give and it ought to give no im
munity from the anti-trust law.
But it would have this advantage:
It would give tho government the
benefit of direct supervision of
these powerful corporations, and it
would afford to these corporations
ample opportunity to do a legiti
mate, business within tho state
borders. -
It gives me the greatest satisfac
tion to suy that In spite of all the
rumors of possible business stagna
tion our basic prosperity is as
■ured for the coming year, In that
the great volume of the crops now
being harvested l;i value will ex
ceed the products of our fields at
any period in the past. Our corn
crop, our cotton crop and our oat
Orop will equal approximately three
thousand millions of dollars, and
the significance of this fact In its
bearing on the business of next
year can hardly be overestimated.
The tnlllonalre, the great manu
faoturer and the capitalist Mem to
derive mure benefit, secured in dol
lars and cents, from the prosperity
More Witnesses to Be Summoned
to Testify Regarding
Bribery Charges
Senatorial Investigators Will Re
sume Their Inquiries Into
Case Monday
(Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Oct. I.—When tho Lorl
nier Investigating committee ad
journed today to reconvene Monday
morning the major part of the wit
nesses In support of the contention
that the election of Senator Lorimer
was invalidated by reason of corrupt
practice had been heard.
I>ee O'Neil Browne, Democratic
leader in the house; State Senator
John Broderick and Representative
Robert E. Wilson, who have been im
plicated by witnesses in the alleged
bribery of legislators, had not been
served with subpoenas to testify be
fore the committee, They are wanted
as witnesses in support of the charges
of corruption in the Lorimer election.
Attorney Alfred Austrian told the
committee that besides these three
legislators, all under indictment on
charges growing out of the alleged
occurrences in tne legislature, he ex
pected to have summoned Representa
tives Jacob Groves and George W.
English and to recall Representatives
White and Beckemeyer.
Mrs. Charles E. Luke, widow of
Representative Luke, Is also wanted
as a witness.
The committee today refused to per
mit a witness to testify to alleged
statements of Luke relative to his
vote for Lorimer, on the ground it was
Mr. Austrian also told Chairman
Burrows that he would not summon
Governor Doneen to testify except In
rebuttal If It was found necessary to
summon him at all.
The only witness heard this after
noon, James J. Gray of Carlisle, Rep
resentative Beckemeyer's .home town,
testified he was asked by Beckemeyer
late In July or early in August, 1909,
to identify him (Beckemeyer) at a St.
Louis bank.
"Beckemeyer wanted to deposit
some money In tho bank and asked
me to Identify him," said Gray. "X
did so and saw him count the money.
There was $500 In tIOO bills."
than do the Individual workmen,
farmers, email merchants, clerks
and nrofesslonal men. But in actual
human comfort and happiness pros
perity Is vastly more Important to
the wage earner than to the
wealthy. Hence, It la a legitimates
Office of those charged of govern
mental responsibility to do what
they can to prevent the
spreading of fears which will drive
capital to Its hoarding place and
prevent the investments necessary
to carry on the widely expanded
business of this country from which
our people derive their livelihood.
Business men now view with favor
rather than alarm the strict en
forcement of law.
Our population has vastly In
creased, our tax producing capacity
has grown In proportion and the
annual expenses of the government
under the new conditions that sur
round it have become greater tfy
many millions. Our Democratic
friends are In the habit of saying
that our government Is taking out
from the people in taxes a billion
dollars a year and expending It for
the expenses of government. This
is an erroneous statement. The net
expense of running this government
derived from the proceeds of taxa
tion is about $650,000,000 a year, not
a billion dollars a year. The total
of appropriations Is not a true in
dication of the expenses derived
from taxation. As an Illustration,
I cite the postoffice department.
In addition to the ordinary ex
penses of $660,000,000 appropriated
by congress last year there was
also appropriated for the expendi
tures of the postoffiee department
approximately $250,000,000, but the
postal revenues are practically
equal to the postal expenditures,
and the- burden of that department
upon taxpayers this year will,
therefore, be practically nothing.
Our Democratic friends are say-
Ing that If the Democratic party
came Into power it would reduce
thi! expenses of the government
$300,000,000. Do they mean that the
Democrats would abolish the pen
sion list? Do they mean that they
would abandon Porto Rico and the
Sandwich Islands, and the Philip
pines? Let us have a Ilttlo specifi
cation. What are such statements
worth unless the gentlemen who
make them give us the detail* of
the expenditure! that they criticise
and expect to avoid if they are let
Into power and become themselves
the national government?
It Is possible to save money in
carrying on this government, and
we are now struggling in this ad
ministration to find out how mod
ern principle* of business organiza
tion and efficiency may be applied
to a governmental structure that
has been handed down for a hundred
years and never has been reorgan
ized with the idea of securing mod
ern business economy. But it is
hard work, and when one speaks
glibly of $300,000,000 being .saved
each year in the ordinary conduct
of the government, nnd when that
saving is to be made under the
direction of a party so lacking in
everything that g.oes to make up
bUllneil eoheslveness and single
ness of aim and view as the Demo
cratic party, we regret the state
ment U Pickwickian. I cannot
close these remarks without a ref
erence to the action taken by our
party in the state of New York dur
ing the present week.
Let us constantly remember that
If we stick to our principles, if we
Insist upon efficiency in govern
ment, if we perform our promises
In the future as in the past when
opportunity affords, if we stand
shoulder to shoulder In the determi
nation to carry on the work of
progress as we have understood It
then because we are an effective
and progressive party, because we
know how practically to carry on
government, because we have prln
by which we propose to stand
in tho face of victory or defeat,
a\ c shall certainly bo continued In
£x£¥^ttosm Dm Gooes Skk.
A hundred or more $2 and $2.50 Rhinestone Hat Plus here
to sell at $1.25 each.
>~ v Miss Kinney, the head of our
Dress- dressmaking dept., is back from
Making New York and will have her
i J staff ready tomorrow to begin
work on your fall gowns.
(Fifth Floor. Take Rear Elevator) .
C \ Taffeta Silk Petticoats of various
$s®s6 styles in black, solid colors,
PfittiCOatS changeables, stripes and checks
$3,75 for $3.75 —the sorts seldom sold
— / elsewhere under $5 and $6.
(Main Floor. Rear)
jy.|llj I Our street and dress hats appeal
milllllßlV 1 to all who want something con
spicuously rich without being "garish"
—and, considering the exceptional ele
gance of the materials, they are priced
surprisingly low.
(Second Floor)
x s Just let your girls try on some
New of these new wash dresses of
Wash the new "Princess" make—it
Dresses will show you the folly of home-
V, J sewing.
$1.25 to $5 for perfect-fitting dresses of galateas, repps and
madras, cut in the latest Fall styles.
Children's styles in sizes 6 to 14 years.
"Junior" styles in sizes. 13 to 19 years— of them just
right for women's wear around the house.
(Main Floor, Rear)
I jhhnn . I Do YOU expect to do any
niUMu»« 1 Christmas fancy work requiring
Seven-inch taffeta ribbons of the 65c quality in black,
white and all colors, now 35c a yard.
235-239 S. Broadway 234-244 S. Hill Street
Eight Biplanes and Bleriot Mono
plane Will Fly from Chi
cago to New York
(Associated Presrt
CHICAGO, Oct. I.—The culmination
of a year's remarkable' progress in j
aviation began In Chicago today when
entrants in the $30,000 New York-Chi
cago air race gave exhibitions at Haw
thorne track. The race to New York
will start Saturday next. Nino avia
tors are entered. '
Under the direction of the Chicago
Evening Post, which, with the New
York Times, is promoting the flight, all
next week will be devoted by the en
trants whose machines are here, to
practice flights.
The 1000-mile flight to New York,
which must be accomplished in 186
hours' elapsed time, stops unlimited,
will be the greatest endurance test of
modern flyers. The entrants, with the
make and capacity of their machines,
Aviator and make. H - **•
I.ugtne Ely, Curtlss biplane *>
Charles F. WlUard, Clirtlu biplane M
J. A. D. MeCurdy, Curtl.-s biplane •>£
Augustus Post, Curtisi biplane ■>»
Janes Kadley. Bleriot monoplane <*>
C. K. Hamilton, Diet/, biplane I' 6
Thomas S. Baldwin, Curtlss biplane .is
Todd Schrelver, Diets biplane ™
J. C. Mars, CurtUl biplane *>
There is also a possibility of the en
try of a Wright biplane to be guided by
Walter Brookins, who won the Chicago
Record-Herald prize of $10,000 for a
continuous night to Springfield, 111.,
from Chicago Thursday, a distance of
187 miles.
James Radley, the English air pilot,
exjjr-ets to use a Blerlot monoplane
with a CO-horse power engine, If it can
reach here In time, otherwise he will
use a Curtlss biplane with a heavier
engine. : ■■' „"
Charles K. Hamilton, who until
Brookins' flight Thursday, was holder
of the American continuous flight rec
ord, is in the care of a physician, but
on his way here from Sacramento he
Wired that he would fly if alive.
Thomas H. Baldwin, former dirigible
balloonist, is expected to arrive from
Kansas City, where he is now making
exhibition flights, just before the actual
race begins. '•'' -'*'
J C. (Bud) Mars, previously un
known in long distance flights, will
seek to add this accomplishment to his
Judges have been announced for the
1000-mile race us follows: Gen. Fred
erick D. Grant, U. S. A., for the New
York Times; Edward B. Clark, Wash
ington correspondent!], named by the
Chicago Evening Post; MaJ. Samuel
Reber, U. S. A., chosen by Qen Grant
and Mr. Clark. •
The judges will remain in New York
and accept the time of starting taken
In Chicago.
WASHINGTON, Oct. I.—The Inter
state commerce commission ordered
today the propOMd increase In freight
rates on lumber and forest products
generally from the Pacific northwest
to points of eastern destination sus
pended until February 1, l'Jll.
i iiii mi ;
llll~Waterproof Coats
/l $f Thousands of New, Stylish, High-grade Coats for Men 1
P^jk a. MW&W and Women at Prices That Admit of No Comparison
«!*titaw> i^ The Rainy Season Is Upon Us!
i Don't Let It Catch You Unprepared
li^Sii II Women's Rubber Lined Moire $25.00 Imported "Priestley"
MlifU Jl Coats, Values flO 7 C Cravenettes *> -j AJ £
M2S^|l!@ w|« to $22.50 ... $0./-*J Priced to *1? A Tt. / •Jr
l&5~ Sffcj; 3&jr fiWl " * Host perfect waterproof coats man- 8
I^E 'Shl «l f" Hi „ m ...... arlll hpantiful silks' ufaoturcd for men and women. Fin- I
P% W%' * I'Sl AlS° mOhair t a"d „„,» annroved est fabrics, splendidly tailored; con- I
IS' JSf^l — IS I come in all the most approvea cave slloulderßi with an without mil-
M SK^I 'B r*. jdfclvall styles and shades; fitted and itary collars. Garments that retail
BWfc-jHB? fey #/H ' loose backs. Garments made to regularly at $30.00. $35.00 and J40.00.
l^"""^^ *■ ffl sell UP to as high as $22.50. A Just 100 of them on sale Monday at
iPI HI I \m\ great Monday leader at $8.75. 114.78.
j^» si ® 4^pi\ New '"Slip-On" Coats for Men f^l I
- i^re f- 4^l and Women (^"j Ai A <^9 •^^32^f
J|fi[ p Mil Priced to.. 1" IU »J?X<J 'ff^fl
$20 Imported "Priestley" Cravenettes and (3»1 O Cf| |[|ljl!| MM\
• English "Slip-On" Coats ■. .. . . ♦ A Zr.^U N|J J|||l [f I l|||| | |H'
Raincoats, Auto Coats, Dress Coats and Traveling Coats, tailored from j-u*«»/' 111 Ij ! j ffil
•i. thoroughly shrunk, high grade woo! materials— styles for both men and "T/Tf fi | I I | j Jm
women. One hundred regular $20 New Fall, Coats—An incomparable \oaji|l I jj I 'THIiS
bargain offering Monday at $12.50. .>•-/,,.••>;. . Wt/il! I ' li' ( Mil
The largest and best selected stock of Waterproof Coats for all oc- U ' 111 BT I |{il|
casions in Western America, at "Direct from Maker to Wearer Prices." ||j[ 3] ||8I
niA SOUTH Between City Hall I 1 HT" Wl
ZIU BROADWAY and Second Street f j&i& tiM
Herald Want Ads Are Best
* . ■
-*\K?^ Boston Dor Goods Sme
A wealth of new Irish crochet neckwear for women — collars
$6.50 to $25; coat sets $12.50; fronts $6.50 to $15.
/ \ Three hundred $2 to $3 corset
$2 to $3 cover patterns of fine nainsook
Covert and batiste go on sale tomorrow
$1.00 at $1 each. Ten beautiful dc
v J signs in French embroidery,
Madeira finish.
(Erahroiaory Dept., Main Floor)
( >i Unmatchable values in low-
5 0US in . priced housekeeping linens.
Linens 74x90-inch patent seam cotton sheets of good
V J serviceable cotton, 50c; regularly 60c.
Roller towels of good weight linen crash, 25c
each; regularly 30c.
18x36-inch huckaback towels—a splendid towel for every;
day use — a dozen.
14x22-inch huckaback —good weight for service—
65c a dozen; regularly 75c.
Half-bleached all-linen damask, 70 inches wide, in sev
eral pretty floral designs, 75c a yard; regularly 85c.
42x36 or 45x36-inch pillow cases of good weight cotton,
12$ c each; regularly 15c.
r >| 200 dozen men's 25c handker-
Hand- chiefs in our women's handker
ksr- chief department to be sold to
chiefs morrow at 3 for 50c or $1.75 a
— ' dozen. All pure linen, with
hand-embroidered initials, but unlaun
And 300 dozens of women's 50c all-linen handkerchiefs,
embroidered, at 25c and 35c.
100 dozen of 25c all-linen glove handkerchiefs at 15c each.
Don't say you don't need any now Christmas is not
many weeks in the future, remember
(Main Floor, Left At«!«)
235.239 S. Broadway 234-244 S. Mill Street

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