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Am) STT1-TT?XWTRAM. VOL. XXXIII. NO. 357. RICII3IOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENT J; EVEN MUSICIANS ARE WARNED OF CONCRETE BRIDGES TO RECONSTRUCTED Commissioners to Let Con tracts Saturday. WILLIAM J. BRYAN SPEAKS IN CITY SATURDAY A. H. REPUBLICAN FIGHT Man Who Started Complications in Balkans Which Nearly Precipitated a European War FOR BALLOTS IS HEARING A CLOSE EVILS OF OPTION Letter Sent to Local Members Of Union Picture Horrors That Will Follow If Watson Is Elected. SHALL WAYNE COUNTY ELECT COMPETENT JUDGE Judge Henry C. Fox Should Be Elected Because Opponent Is Unacquainted With Law Other News. By Harper. ? Further evidence that the democrat ic party Is resorting to every possible means for the purpose of gaining votes for Marshall is produced by letters re ceived by members of the local musi cians' union. Thia organization is affi liated with the American Federation tf Labor, which is presided over by Samuel Gompers, who has been speak ing throughout the country in support of Bryan, and in Indiana against Wat ton. The communication to the musi cians puts up the plea that their live lihood is dependent upon picnics, gar dens and other emusement places. The claim is made that if county local op lion prevails some of these will be put out of business and therefore the mus icians will lose work. To combat such dread conditions the democratic ticket is advocated as the one to support The very face of the letter tends to make the musicians believe their work is not strictly legitimate, but de pends upon licensed saloons and beer gardens for its welfare. The absurd ity of the proposal is such as to make it resented by some of the local musi cians. The communication is signed by the Bam of only one man, as the "com mittee on political policies of the state of Indiana, American Federation of Musicians," and in part follows: "Dear Sir and Brother Have you fctvetr. the question-of the passing of the county option bill a thought as to how it will affect our profession as well as others in the ranks of organ ised labor in Indiana? "This prohibition movement in our etate must be looked after by every member of our profession, especially for the reason that most of our mem bers depend upon gardens, picnics, dances and social entertainments given by organized labor as well as the various German societies and clubs, for employment. The sale of liquid re freshments at these places is the main eource of revenue and by so doing, gives employment to other trades as well as our own, namely: Printers, electricians, bill posters, carpenters, tage hands, etc, who are benefitted the same as we are. Without the sale of refreshments, what would these places amount to? "Prohibition In this state would re sult In the throwing out of employ ment of numerous members of organ iced labor as well as others of the working class who would be compelled ' to enter into competition with other craftsmen. What then wouIH be the result? - "What can a man do who has fol lowed our profession the best years of his life toward earning a livelihood? Musicians as a rule have no other vo cation. This is a matter that requires serious consideration on our part. "The enforcement of prohibition will only tend to Increase our tax levy to ... the detriment of those who have small homes. "The only recourse we have left is to see that those we send to represent lis in the senate and legislature are our friends, and will work and vote for our Interests. ' In Indiana, the republi can party has combined with the pro hibition element and endorsed the cause of prohibition. The democratic party is opposed to such radical prohi bition legislation, and Is in favor of the proper regulation of the liquor traffic, "It Is to the interest f every musi cian in Indiana to see that the demo cratic ticket is successful at the com ing election, and I therefore urge you to work for the success of the demo cratic ticket in Indiana, and to urge all of your friends and acquaintances to do the same thing when they go to the polls next month." "If you are a republican and liberal minded, vote as this ticket is marked." That Is the admonition to the voters who patronize a saloon located on an Riley on the southside of Main between Sixth and Seventh streets. It is a sam ple ballot. In the national and state column, the names of the republican candidates are marked as far down ns that of the candidate for governor. Her the line switches to the demo cratic column and all the democratic state ticket Is marked. Prohibitionists are advised to vote the prohibition ticket. John J. Steele and Edward Roser, who conduct saloons between Ninth and Tenth streets, say none of the gang of rowdies that flaunted pictures of Marshall in the face cf James E. (Continued on Page Three.) The county commissioners will be in session tomorrow for the purpose of awarding contracts on the small concrete bridges that are to be erected in the county. A few years ago the county installed steel bridges where it was necessary even if the spans were only twenty-feet long. Now this style of bridge is abandoned in favor of the concrete arch. The arches are cheaper and really more durable. LABOR MEN HEAR OIL LETTERS William Randolph Hearst Touches Indianapolis Man This Time. SEN. SEWELL INVOLVED. SHOW PERIL OF WORKERS SEV ERAL ARCHBOLD EPISTLES ARE PRODUCED AS HIS PROOF OF SLIGHTING. New York, Oct. CO. William R. Hearst unpacked last night a few- more letters written by John D. Arch bold of Standard Oil company to two national legislators, the late ex-Senator William J. Sewell of New Jersey and Congressman John J. Gardner of the same state. The letters opposed labor legislation, and Mr. Hearst read them at a meeting in Cooper Union, organized by the independence party for labor men. There were enough men of Cooper Union regulars to pack the hall. Hearst said the workingman never got anything out of either the demo cratic or republican party. Ha once was a member of the congress com mittee on labor and "he knew what he was talking about. Gompers has been trying to get certain labor legislation for twenty years and he had not suc ceeded. He said John J. Gardner of New Jersey was chairman of the labor committee of the house of represen tatives. "And to prove," said Mr. Hearst, "what chance the labor man has I am going to read to you a couple of let ters from 26 Broadway." There was a shout, long cheering, and Hearst added: "But they are mild compared with others." Hearst also read letters said to have been written by M. D. King, aud itor of the democratic national com mittee, approving of the fight D. M. Parry was making on union labor. Letters to Parry and Maxwell. The letters by Mr. King read: "St. Louis, May 26. . "My Dear D. M. I congratulate you upon your success at the Atlanta con vention. You certainly achieved a great victory, not only upon re-election, but also scoring success in secur ing the adoption by the convention, of your policies. Yours truly, "M. D. KING." "Minneapolis, 7-12, 1908. "John Maxwell, Esq., Indianapolis: "Dear Sir Please send warm letters on eight-hour bill and anti-injunction bill, arousing them on the fight we are making to prevent coming congress from forcing them by arbitrary laws to accept and abide by that for which they are now so vigorously fighting the Typographical Union all over the country. I refer to the typographical people. The list inclosed is made up of that class. I impress upon them the best I can that it is to us they must look as being the only likely or ganization that will be able to save them. If you can, rush these letters Amen. Anyway to your earliest con venience. Yours truly, "M. D. KING." Letters to Senator Sewell. The letters from Mr. Archbold to Senator Sewell foliow: "2G Broadway. Dec. 20, 1809. "The Hon. William J. Sewell. Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C: "Jiv Dear Senator We are Informed (Continued on Page Eight.) MORE Kale on Bryan as Scarce as Bicuspids in a Befeathered Biped New York, Oct. 30. In the financial district there is a strong Taft and Hughes sentiment among the people who wanted to bet on the outcome of the election. Odds of 5 to 1 on Taft are offered freely. . One man, a customer of a large brok erage house, who had just come to New York from his home in the west, heard of this and said: "It's all paper betting..' He went out with a friend to look for some of theTaft money and was soon accommodated. He found a man who put up $5,000 on Taft to his $1,000 on Bryan. But even at this there was little Bryan money in sight. Around the Great Crowd Expected to Hear Famous Nebraskan in The Two Speeches to Be Made by Him While Here. LEADERS EXPECT A ROUSING RALLY. Republican Committee Urges All to Treat Commoner With Respect While Here Last Speech Saturday. There remains no Moubt b--t that Wiiyam J. Bryan will be greeted by an immense crowd tomorrow morning. He will speak first at the corner of Eighth and North E streets from a platform for twenty minutes beginning about 9 o'clock. Following this ad dress he will be conveyed to the coli seum and spreak for half an hour. The democrats have made great prepara tions for these addresses and are bank ing upon them. DuriDg the past week the republicans have brought into Wayne county the leading orators of the state. They have been greeted by packed houses and the democrats feel as if it is their turn now for a rousing time. They know there is one man in their party who never fails to attract a crowd and he has been sent. It will not be the first appearance of Mr. Bryan in the city. He has spoken here twice while making cam paign tours of the country, and also has appeared as a number on the Chau tauqua lecture course. Always he has been greeted by large crowds. Al though many of the crowd will be re publicans, no trouble of any nature is to be expected. The hospitality of the city will be extended and nothing of the kind that has marked recent re publican meetings in this city, when speakers were interrupted by cheers for their opponents, is anticipated. The republican committee urges that no one will permit himself to be carried away by the political emotions as to treat the visitor, with any-discourtesy. 1 Comes on Special. Mr. Bryan arrives in the city on a special trains He will come over the Pennsylvania lines and leave by the same route. Mr. Bryan has made an extensive tour of the United States, and it is probable that when the cam paign closes next Monday night, he will have delivered more speeches than any other presidential candidate ever did. Democracy has made a strong cam paign in Wayne county, although the county normally is republican. Prac tically no hopes are entertained by the party leaders for a Bryan majority over Taft, but as to state and county tickets the expectations are high. Prominent, men of the party are free to assert their belief the gubernatorial candidate stands a chance to carry the county. A fight is being waged for every county office, also, which i3 rather unusual in Wayne county. It is not forgotten that on one occasion in recent years a democratic county auditor was elected and the party members are hoping for a repitltion of similar success this year, though not for this office, on that occasion the question of the erection of a new court house split the republican party The democratic county speakers has brought to this county during the campaign, the strongest speakers it could obtafn. Of course none is to be ranked with Mr. Bryan. Probably next in importance to Mr. Bryan was John Sharp Williams, the former minority leader of the lower house of congress. Henry U. Johnson, formerly republican congressman from the Sixth Indiana district, has taken an active and aggressive part in the speech-making. Samuel Gompers, pres ident of the American Federation of Labor, has been among those to speak. The others have been of less prominence, but some of them have set forth arguments that seemed to influence their audiences. The local campaign will close for democracy tomorrow evening, when the Rev. T. H. Kuhn speaks at the coliseum. The Rev. Mr. Kuhn is the candidate for congress from this dis trict. He made the race two years ago against James E. Watson and was plfeated. curb market there is some little bet ting, but not in large sums. There are some offers in small sums of 6 to 1 on Taft. In the gubernatorial betting Hughes is the favorite. There are a numbei of bets around the curb market of 1X to 70 on Hughes. There are other bets of $2,200 to $2,000 on Hughes, and another bet of $2,50O to $2,000 on Hughes. Even at that there is not much Chanler money In sight.' At the Consolidated Stock Exchange Hughes Is the favorite, with bets at 10 to 9 and 10 to 7 1-2. There is an other offer had of SCOO to $500 tt Hughes, but there is no Chanler money to be bad. Prince Ferdinand declared Bulgaria to be free and independent of Turkish rule and the proclamation created con sternation among the powers of Eu rope for it was thought that the whole affairwould lead to breaking of diplo matic" relations between several of European countries. The situation was critical for several weeks but the om inous clouds hanging over Europe for some time have about cleared. The woman shown in the picture is Countess Choteck. Ferdinand's mor ganatic wife. The children are also shown. .Im -H. -M.4"i"5"f PRINCE FERDINAND, WIFE AND CHILDREN. TAFT DISCUSSES BRYANJALLACIES Candidate Receiving Unusual Reception in the State Of New'York. MEETING IN SYRACUSE. TAFT EXPLAINS THE WORKS AND TEACHINGS OF GREATER POLIT ICAL PARTIES WAR RECORD GIVEN. Syracuse, N. Y.. Oct. 30. The Taft campaign yesterday included visits to Lyons, Canandaigua, Geneva, Seneca Falls, and Auburn, reaching a climax here last night with a big parade, two meetings, and an overflow gathering. Despite the heavy campaigning re quired of him in Greater New York, Mr. Taft showed little effect of the strain today. He has hit at the roots of the democratic fallacies in every speech, and has been free in expressing his optimism as to what the result will be next Tuesday. Governor Hughes has been commended in strong language, likewise the remainder of the New York state ticket and the vice presidential candidate. Mr. Taft last night met here the rival attraction of Mr. Bryan, whose special car was in the station when the Taft train arrived. Immense Hall Is Crowded. .Upon his arrival here Mr. Taft was taken in an automobile through the streets, escorted by several big march ing clubs in uniform. The streets were crowded, and when the candidate ar rived at the Alhambra theater he was placed on the inside with the greatest difficulty on account of the crush of eople. The hall, the largest in the city, was acked to its utmost capacity, and the jolice had a hard task to keep back he people who fought for admittance. Mr. Taft's indorsement of Governor tlughes was voiced in these words: "I knew the people of New York mew a good thing." declared Mr. Taft, 'even If they did have to listen to rum les from the west to find it out." He said he had not. from the first, had the slightest doubt about the nomination and election of the gov ernor. The vital Issue of this campaign, CCMtiau on Page Eight.) pm-mwMx won 1 mK. "mMi Mm SAYS ROOSEVELT Believes Taft Will Receive a , Larger Popular Vote Than He Did Four Years Ago. NO BOMB IS NEEDED. REPORT THAT CHIEF EXECUTIVE WOULD FIRE OFF GUN ON EVE OF ELECTION IS STOUTLY DE NIED. Washington, D. C, Oct. SO. Through Secretary Loeb the president has is sued an emphatic denial of the report that the campaign is to end by the fir ing of a bomb from the White House. This report stated that the president could be. counted upon to issue some declaration similar to that he issued on the eve of the election when he was a candidate against Parker. Secre tary Loeb characterized it as absurd for many reasons, but chiefly because it indicated an. action absolutely un necessary. "The campaign is won now, and the only question remaining to be answer ed is the size of Taft's majority," he said last night. At almost any hour of the day Sec retary Loeb may be seen talking over the long-distance telephone with some leader who is sending his confidential report to Washington. From these the president has reached the conclu sion that Judge Taft will be elected by a larger plurality of the popular vote than he" himself received four years ago. and that his majority in the elec torial college will be even greater. With those to whom he has talked during the last forty-eight hours the president has expressed bis belief In an overwhelming Taft victory that will wipe out of existence Bryanism and all that Bryanism stands for and give every northern state to Taft, with Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland doubtful, but probably Republican. Here are some of the figures the president gave one of his callers: ' New York, probably 200,000 for Taft and over 100.000 for Hughes. Illinois. 10O.O0O. Ohio, 00,000. Indiana, considered doubtful ' by many Republican leader, 30,000 and upward. Nebraska, 20.000. Wisconsin. 73,000. Kansas by an overwhelming plu rality. The president is constantly receiv ing news from sources he considers reliable. H. H. Kohlsaat, of Chicago, who saw him yesterday, said the latest Illinois poll showed a plurality for Taft of 237.000. He predicted a plurality In Indiana (Continued on Page Eight) REWARD-OFFERED-VANDALSTORETURN Visited John Robbins' Home And Tore Pieces From " American Flag. THE OWNER IS INCENSED. DEFIES MISCREANTS TO RETURN AND OFFERS TO PAY THEM FOR INDIGNITIES THEY MAY CREATE. One hundred dollars in gold will be paid to the first man securing a a piece of either of the Ameian flags suspended on the veranda at the John F. Robbins home, North Tenth street. The same amount will be paid in sil ver, if the person accomplishing the feat desires that form of specie. Who ever attempts to remove or destroy the flags will do so at his own risk. This offer on the part of a private citizen is unprecedented In the history of Richmond. But Tike the most of such offers there is a cause. Last ev ening while Mr. Robbins was away from home, a gang of unknown per sons went to his home and created a furor. The members shouted and cheered for Marshall, the democratic nominee for governor. They carried pictures of the nominee and when their obstreperous conduct met with no response, they became bolder. As the culmination of their efforts a rush was made Into the Robbins yard and one of the large flags was torn in sev eral places. - Having vented their spleen upon -the national colors, the miscreants fled. None was to be found about the premises when Mr. Robbins returned. To insure the seriousness of his re mark, Mr. Robbins authorized this newspaper to publish the details of his offer. -It Is believed to be the first time a local citizen has made an of fer to provoke vandalism, against his own property. Mr. Robbins did not make his proposition in a boastful manner, but as a citizen highly incens ed by the indignities heaped upon his home. He does not know whetherthe members of the gang were men or boys, nor does he know the identity of a single member. This fact alone probably insures their safety from (Continued on Page Eight) THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair and cooler Friday nighr and Saturday; fresh north west winds. OHIO Fair and coder Friday night and Saturday; fresh to strong northwest winds. Saturday Night Will Mark the Last of the Many Political Meetings Held in This County. ESTIMATED MAJORITY IN COUNTY WILL BE 3.000, Systematic Campaign Has Been Waged and the Best Speakers in the Country Have Been Heard Here. The republican campaign, so far as public meetings are concerned in this city, closed Wednesday night with the monster gathering at the coliseum, which was addressed by James E. Watson. The active campaign will not close in the county until Saturday night when A. M. Gardner ad Judge' W. O. Barnard, the republican con gressional candidate, will address a large gathering at Hagerstown and M. L. Clawson of Indianapolis and Senator R. E. Kirkman will speak at Fountain City. This evening a big meeting will be held at Greensfork and will be addressed by Eli Rltter of Indianapolis and Judge Barnard. Tomorrow afternoon a big rally will be held at Webster and the principal address will be delivered by Judge Barnard. As was predicted early In the cam paign, Wayne county has been one of the battle grounds of the state. It was an assured fact even at that ear ly date that this county would return a handsome majority for Taft but there was some doubt regarding the success of the republican state ticket. All these doubts, however, were laid at rest Wednesday evening as a result of the wonderful ovation tendered Mr. Watson by the people of Wayne county at the meetings he addressed in Richmond and Cambridge City. Fix Majority at 3,000. "I predict that the republican ma jority in Wayne county will be at least 3,000. County Chairman Bow man as a result of the information he has received from every section of the county predicts that the majority will be greater than 3.000," stated A. M. Gardner, candidate for joint rep resentative and farmerly county chair man. In conducting the campaign In this county, the speakers bureau of the re publican state organization has sent the best talent here. Foremost among these speakers was the Hon. William Howard Taft, whose address was heard by several thousand people. The other speakers included James R. Garfield, a member of President Roosevelt's cabinet; Seth Lowe, ex president of Columbia university and former mayor of New York; John I. Griffiths, American counsel to Liver pool, England; Congressman Edgar D. Crumpacker of Indiana, Senator Al bert J. Beveridge of Indiana; James E. Watson, the next governor of In diana; Harry Markle, one of the most prominent railroad leaders in the state; Major Denison of Chicago, a prominent colored leader; Thomas E. Boyd of Indianapolis, a former mem ber of the state legislature; William Dudley Foulke, personal friend of President Roosevelt and former civil service commissioner; Robert E. Brown, ex-clerk of the supreme court; State Auditor J. C. Billheimer; State Senator Ezra Mattingly; Judge W. O. Barnard, the next congressman from the Sixth district and others of less prominence. It is estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 people heard the addresses delivered by the various republican speakers. During the early stages of the campaign but, little interest was shown by the voters of this county in the campaign, but the last three weeks the Interest displayed . has been phe nominal. Wayne county, it is predict ed, is safely republican on the nation al, state, district and county tickets. PREBLE COUNTY MAY VOTE DRY Special Election Will Be Held Soon. Eaton. 0 Oct ?). Contrary to re ports, there has been no petition ask ing for an election under the Rose op tion bill circulated in Preb'e county. This will be done, however, imme diately after the general election- The dry majority is said to be "about l.CW votes. REPORT FILED, l Receiver Burns of the Mill Work Shows Indebtedness. The final report of Henry Barns, re ceiver of the Richmond City Mill Works has been filed. The unsecured debts amounted to $34,052.01. Of this amount $18,381.27 was secured.