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/T cannot be too often repeated that in this country, in the long run, we all of us tend to go up or
go down together. If the average of well-being is high, it means that the average zvage-worker,
:• the average farmer and the average business]manarc all alike zvcll off. If the average shrinks,
there is not one of these classes which zvill not feel the shrinkage. Of course there arc always some
men who are not affected by good times, jusPas there arc seme men who are not affected by bad
times. ' But, speaking broadly, 'it is true that if prosperity conies all of us tend to share more or less
therein, and that if : adversity comes each of its, Jo a greater or. less extent, feels the tension. It is
all-essential to, the continuance of our healthy national life that zve should recognize this community
of interest among our people. The welfare -of each of .us is dependent fundamentally upon the zvcl
fare of all of us, and therefore in public life that man is the best representative of each of us zvho
seeks to do good. to each by doing good to all; in other zcords, zvhosc endeavor is not to represent
any special class; but to represent, all true and honest men of all classes. — Extract from the Presi
dent's~ Labor Day speech.
THERE is no zvorsc enemy of the zvagc-zvorker than the man who condones mob violence in
any shape or isho preaches class hatred, and surely the slightest acquaintance with our indus
trial history should teach eve n the most short-sighted that theJimes of most suffering for our
people as a whole, the times when business is stagnant and capital suffers from shrinkage and gets no
return from its investments, are exactly the times of hardships and want and grim .disaster amdng
the poor. If all the existing instrumentalities of wealth could be abolished, the first and severest
suffering would come among those of us who are least well off at present. The zvage-zvorker is
well off only when the rest of the country is well off, and he can best contribute to this general zuell
being by showing sanity and a firm purpose to do justice to others. In his turn the capitalist who is
really a conservative, the man who has forethought as well as patriotism, should heartily welcome
every effort, legislative and otherwise, which has for Us object to secure fair dealing by capital,
corporate or individual, toward the public and toward the employes.— Extract from the President's
Labor Day speech. . :
"Exactly, the power behind the throne
—exactly. And it makes one proud to
think he is an American to 'see these
men." remarked the- President.'.;
In the parade were a few floats with
placards. One read: "The Trust Fights
Us; Let Us Fight the Trusts by Not
Using Their Goods/'
At 11:30 o'clock the line had passed and
the party was driven to the train and
departed for the State Fair. '
When the President reached the fail
It was a busy day for the President, as
well as a day full of Incidents. In the
morning soon after his arrival he re
viewed from a beautifully decorated
Ftand in Hanover square a great parade
of the labor organizations of the city. He
then went to the State Fair grounds,
where he delivered before 50,000 persons
an address on good citizenship and the
relations that should exist between labor
and capital. He was the principal gnest
at a luncheon at the clubhouse on the
grounds— a luncheon which v,as attended
by every important State official except
Governor Odell, who could not be present
or. account of a previous engagement; re
viewed a fine parade of the National Let
ter Carriers' Association and fraternal
bodies of the city, and was the guest to
night of former United States Senator
Frank Hiscock at a dinner which was
attended by about thirty persons invited
to meet the President.
Clear Ekies, bands of music, the local
military company, an unprecedented dis
play of Hag's ar.d patriotic decorations
and the unbounded, enthusiasm of a vast
throng greeted President Roosevelt at 5:30
o'clock this morning when his special
train rolled Into the station. With him on
the train were Secretary Loeb, Jacob A.
Riis of New York, a newspaper repre-
Ecntatlve.'^ie secret service men and of
ficials of the operating department of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad. The run from New York was
without Incident. The President was met
at the train by a reception committee.
The forty-first separate company pre
sented arms as the r President appeared
and then, headed by t^e New York Letter
Carriers' band, escorted the President
and the committee to the reviewing stand.
The President on the march received an
ovation from the densely packed throng.
Jn the square about the reviewing stand
were fully £5,000 persons. Upon the stand
beside- the President were Senator Depew,
Bishop P. A. Ludlen of Syracuse, and in
fluential citizens.
There was never before such a demon-
Ftration by organized labor in this city.
Fully MOO men and women were in line.
The Labor Day Committee as it reached
the stand sent its chairman to greet the
President and to pin a badge upon his
coat- The President expressed his pleas
ure in a few words and the line began
to move. Union after union uncovered
at it reached the stand. Now and again
the President shouted compliments to a
fine looking body of men. From start to
finish his attention was never diverted
from the workinemen.
"They are the power behind the
throne," remarked a Syracusan to the
President as the men marched by.
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. Sept. "-Presi
dent RooseveJt was to-<ia.y accord
ed a magnificent reception by the
citizens of his own Stale. From the mo
ment cf his arrival In tbtl city this morn.
Ing at 5:30 o'clock un'.'A he stepped aboard
his special train, at 10:30 o'clock to-night
to begin his return trip to Oyster Bay he
v.as given a continuous ovation. Syracuse
Ticjver held such a throng as assembled
here to-dcy to greet the President. Fully
100,000 persons from all sections of New-
York State tested the carrying capacity
of the various lines of railroad, and
many additional thousands came from
the country contiguous to the city.
Kverywhere in the city and at the grounds
of the New York State Fair Association
he was received with notable enthusiasm.
As he drove through the streets the tens
of thousands of persons backed along --the
FidiTi-alks greeted him with cheers. Busi
ness houses and residences were ablaze
with bunting and the American flag float
ed ln the breeze from almost every win
Opens J$ew
York State
President Ad
dresses the
Continued on Page 2, Column 3.
LONDON. Sept. 7.— Kate Seymour, for
merly a popular actress, who visited the
United States in 1S1'9 and again in 1901.
Is dead
Former Actress Dies in London.
BERLIN, Sept. 7.— Emperor William
stopped a number of Uhlans who were
riding into a crowd at the military'par
ade near Leipslc on Saturday. The shrieks
of the mass of spectators, whose pres
sure broke through the alignment of the
troops as the cavalry pushed them back
caused the Emperor to spur his horse
toward the scene of the disturbance and
harshly reprove the Uhlans. The spec
tators cheered the Emperor for his re
huKe of the cavalrymen. • -• . -
Emperor Rebukes the Uhlans.
SALT LAKE, Sept. 7.-Assured \ by, his
physicians that he, had , hardly, a day to
live and that It .would be impossible for
him to make the* long -trip from" Los An
geles to , his : home ' here,' T>r. William • T.
Dalby, a foremost -surgeon • of ; the far
West, nevertheless made the Journey, and
died to-day.: in his ; wife's arms. .
Dr. Dalby was: in California- for his
health when , he was - taken suddenly
worse. When told that he was j doomed
he drove to, the railroad station _and' took
the first train for home.;- So near to death
was he on r the road that the conductor
telegraphed : to have an -undertaker meet
the train. • ¦ , ¦ - ¦ "
Dr. „' Dalby's strong . will . triumphed . and
ho arrived ¦> here -''.alive..-; Unable, to speak,
but smiling in- mX_. pain, '.-.neV was" "taken
home, wherean; hour, later •hie expired.
He had cancer of the .stomach. ... ,
Dr. Dalby , was - formerly surgeon ; gen
«ral of the Harriman 1 lines. " • _¦¦¦¦ ;;
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Will Holds W-
The probability of the aged woman's
early demise naturally enough has ex
cited alarm, for in all but ln name she
is the unyielding ruler of the \ empire.
Her death may easily be the opening
wedge for extraordinary changes in which
a great part of the civilized world may
be involved.
TACOMA, Sept. 7.— A new and Import
ant complication has arisen in Chinese
politics at Peking, according to mall ad
vices received to-day from Yokohama.
It consists of a new malady of the Em
press Dowager, a symptom of which con
sists of a large swelling under one of her
This news was announced in court cir
cles at Tokio last month by Major Watan
nabe of the Japanese legation at Peking.
He stated also that German physicians,
who examined her Majesty, pronounced
a very unfavorable opinion, expressing
the belief that she could not survive more
than a year.
Watannabe stated that the news had
caused consternation in court circles at
Peking, but was unknown to the public
generally there. The diplomatists of the
powers, however, have learned of the
serious condition of the Empress and
they have cautiously but assiduously ap
plied themselves to the difficult task of
gathering information as to the progress
of the disease.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SYRACUSE, Sept. 7.— Believing that he
intended to assassinate President Roose
velt, the police this afternoon arrested
John Miller, 35 years old. as he -was leav
ing his home, supposedly to go to Han
over Square, where the President was re
viewing the parade of the National Asso
ciation of Letter-carriers.
The evidence upon which Miller was
arrested was supplied by Mrs. Philip
Smith and her 15-year-old son, who testi
fied that they heard him declare: "I am
going- to shoot the President."
Although no weapon was found on him,
the police believe Miller intended to carry
out his alleged threat. While there is
much secrecy maintained about the case
at police headquarters, it is asserted that
the authorities have been on the watch
for Miller since yesterday morning. They
kept his house under surveillance, but it
was not until thi3 afternoon that' they
caught sight of him. Secret Service men
aided in the watch, and from the number
of men detailed on the case It was con
sidered to be of considerable importance.
Miller is married and has four children.
He is a German.
Special Dlcpatch to The Call.
When the shooting occurred Mrs. Godat
sprang between the men and tried to stop
the. fight, but she was pushed aside' and
was' rather roughly handled, ' though she
wasnofseriously-hurt. : "
TUOLTJMNE. Sept. 7.— Walter Brown,
a" Soulsbyville miner, was shot and in
tan tly- killed here, to-night by Eugene
Godat, also a miner from the -same town,
who " received a bullet through his head
and will probably, die during the night.
The men met on the street at 7 o'clock
this evening, while Walter Brown was ac
companied by "lils .own wife, and Mrs.
Godat. As Godat had threatened to at
tack Brown at their first meeting, Brown
took the first shot with his pistol. Godat
was almost as quick and returned the
fire with ! fatal effect, two bullets going
through Brown's body.
Mrs. Ed Russell, wife of a mining man,
was passing along in the crowded street
at the time and received a stray bullet In
one of her thighs, but the wound is not
serious. Godat was carried to a hospital
and 'is being cared for by surgeons, but
they do not think he will live.
Brown and Godat had quarreled at
.Soulsbyville, five miles from here, several
months ago and their falling. out was bit
ter. Godat left the place and went -to Ari
zona, leaving his family at Soulsbyville.
I It .w : as not believed he would return, but
he. came back to the county to-daV and
arrived here during the celebration of La
; bor day. ' He said to some of his friends
that there would be trouble when he and
Brown met and'the threat was carried to
Brown, who prepared for a hostile meet
ing. . . .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.— Because he
made insulting remarks In the presence
of the wife of "a brother officer, First Lieu
tenant Louis McLane . Hamilton, i Four
teenth Infantry, a son of .;¦ Dr. j McLane
Hamilton,'' of New York, has been sen
tenced to dishonorable discharge from ser
vice in the United States army. The find
ings ln .the case -have Just reached the "War
Department and have been reviewed . by
Brigadier General Davis, judge ; advocate
general. ',, They will be forwarded to the
President for approval. ¦ ' • ->.*.Tf -.1:
General Davis 'had not had an opportun
ity, to read the papers in the case and de
clines to. discuss their contents. Every
effort has been made, and thus far with
success, - to ; keep . secret the name ;of - the
officer in. the presence, of wife Lieu
tenant Hamilton .used improper language.
Thoilady.was in no way implicated in the
affair arid there is a general desire to keep
her. name out of. the case. < ••- - ' .
'¦It is' alleged' that Lieutenant^ Hamilton
was intoxicated at the time he made the
remarks, but this cannot be verifledBU'the
War Department.' The affair occurred In
the early i summer, in the t ? Philippines,
where "Lieutenant Hamilton > is ;now ¦ sta
tioned, -but details of , the trial. and' its re
sult" did not leak out uhtif the papers in
the' case 1 " reached the War ' Department.
Lieutenant' Hamilton has -many friends ln
•Washington and this fact" and the promi
nence of .his! family,' both i here and In New
York/has'aroused keen interest in General
Davis'.' recomraeridatlori' and ',', the Presi
dent's final action In the case. :' It is 'said
strong" efforts will ; be ' made * to have the
i '.sentence 'df the court "martial modified. -'¦ "
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Death Is Expected
During the Com
ing Year.
Army Officer Is
Sentenced to
Fatal Battle at
Night in Tuol
umne. -¦•''
The Police of Syra
cuse Arrest a
STREET. , ¦ •
ABOR DAY has come and gone and
m with it3 passing one fact stands
S out l n b 01 ' 1 outline. It Is evident
that the unions of San Francisco
- ¦ comprising more than one-third,
of the male adult population of the city,
have enjoyed a season of unexampled in
crease and prosperity.
There were between 20,000 and 23,000 men
in line by actual count. This number
does not by any means represent the total
strength of the local unions, nor win the
estimate be satisfying to the labor leaders,
who claimed nearly twice as many ln line.
But the actual figures as gathered by
men experienced ln such matters and who
devoted all their, time to tallylne the
marchers give slightly under 23,000 men la
line in both oararlea.
The wild estimates made of previous xx>
rades, when shorn of their exaggerations,
will show a very much smaller number
than this and the Increase In the repre
sentation, appearance and interest that
marks this year's turnout cannot fail to
give encouragement to the friends of or
ganized labor.
Oakland unionists made a noble show*
ing, placing that city among those which
own the sway of organized labor In every
department of manual work.
The literary exercises at the Chutes In
this city and at Shell Mound were remark
able for the loftiness of thought and the
conservatism, of utterance by the various
speakers. Apparently the day of the blatant
agitator in laboring circles has passed.
Among all the addresses there was not an
utterance that savored of radicalism. The
speeches were dispassionate statements of
the high fundamental purposes of trades
organizations of such erudite character
as to do credit to college presidents or
educated students of deep sociological
questions. That they were the product
of men who have made their living by the
work of their hands speaks volumes for
the educational influences of trades union-
Of the men composing the unions who
took part in the various exercises of the
day no praise can be too high. They
showed ln every action the influence that
fair wages and liberal hours have had on
them. They evidenced the dignity which
a clear appreciation of their own impor
tance ln the industrial field has disclosed
to them. They indicated a realization
that, having assumed a position of im
portance. It was their duty to ™«Mntnin
it properly and that any ¦ lapse was not
an individual matter, bat a collective In-
Jury to their wllow tollers.
No finer body of men of equal numbers
was ever seen anywhere. They were the
toilers of the people, but nothing of de
pression or oppression was visible any
where. Permeating every division, every
line, every Individual among the great
mass was that Indefinable air of supe
riority that accompanies Industry and
prosperity. They were typical of the best
ln manhood that the earth has to offer—
the Western American worklngman.
As far as the present Industrial pros
perity overshadows the conditions of past
years so far did the parade of yesterday
surpass that of previous Labor days. Be
tween the present and past performances
on the part of organized ! labor there was
no comparison. In numbers the turnout
exceeded that of last year; In appearance
it was in every way superior. Distinctive
uniforms of attractive design and appro
priate to the various crafts were worn
by the different bodies for the most part.
There was no motley assemblage of un
labeled toilers. Each division, each trade
was readily recognizable.
Impressive beyond the power of expres
sion was this display of craftsmen who
constitute the productive power of the
city. It was a revelation not only to
those who give scant thought to indus
trial conditions, but even to the men tak
ing part in the display. Such sterling
manhood and strength, physical and men
tal, as was shown bespeaks a force great
er than that which ln past uays has made
and unmade empires and totally changed
political and social conditions.
Best Parade
Ever Seen
in City.
in Solid
The San Francisco Call.

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