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MID OLD HAT HIS CROWD OF HEARERS AT PAT Litn TO TAKE A ER80N, N. J-. HAU SOAKING MISSES TRAIN AND TAKES AUTO. PUTTING UP FIGHT FOR NEW YORK STATE CANDIDATE REACHED NEW YORK YESTERDAY AND WILL-SPEND FOUR DAYS IN EMPIRE STATE MAKING SPEECHES. New York, Oct. 26. —When Bryan entered the Astor gal lery at a reception of the Wom an's Democratic club, at the Waldorf Astoria today, he was kissed by two women in the presence of nearly seven hun dred others, and narrowly es caped the embraces of a third. Mrs. Bryan was present. Bryan displayed some embarrassment. New York. Oct. 26. Missing his train on the Brie by the narrow mar gin of a few seconds, William J. Bry an was today compelled' to make a •wild dash in an automobile through mur-covered roads to Paterson, N. in order to keep his word with the people of that city, given last Satur day, that he would return and make them a political speech. Bryan Talks in Rain. "Paterson, N. J., Oct. 26. With a steady ram pelting down upon them, 10,000 persons here stood for an hour today, while Bryan, wrapped up in a rain ooat, and with a slouch hat pulled down on his brow, spoke. He urged those present to vote for the Demo cratic candidate for congressman in this district, saying, there could be lit tle real good accomplished by electing a Democratic president unless there also should be a Democratic congress behind him. Bryan attacked the policy of the Republican campaign managers in de clining to publish campaign contribu tions until after the election de nounced the Republican platform as "standing for nothing," and spoke of the Democratic platform as a declar ation of principles which means some thing, and which will be put into prac tice when lie is elected. Four Days in New York. New York, Oct. 26. Bryan yes terday began the big light of his cam paign for president, and will tour New York for four days in an effort to car ry the state. Bryan's efforts will be supported in the sixty-one counties of the state by every prominent Democratic speak er whose efforts the national com mittee has been able to enlist. Mr- Bryan reached New York yes terday morning and spent the day resting at the house of Nathan Straus. Last night he dined at the home of Herman Ridder, treasurer of the na tional committee. The Democratic campaign in this Btate, It is plarfned by the party mana gers, will receive its impetus from the 'meetings here tonight at Madison Square Garden and in Brooklyn Tues Say. Besides these meetings many others at which Mr. Bryan will speak have been arranged in different parts of the city. Tammany to Cap Climax. Tammany hall has planned to make Ihe Madison Square meeting the great est demonstration given the candidate In this campaign, and red fire will burn and bands play in every assem bly district on Manhattan island to night. Tuesdav will be spent in Brook lyn and on Wednesday the Nebraskan will turn upstate. Following a meeting in Syracuse on Thursday night, Mr. Bryan will leave the Empire state to devote the cloging davs of the contest to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. COURT MARTIAL IS HELD General Grant Wants to Know What Happened to Government's Horse Feed. Detroit, Oct. 26.—With Major-gen eral Fred D. Grant, commanding the department of the east, as presiding general, the court martial called to try Col. DarMel Cornman and Captain Charles G. French of the Seventh United States Infantry on the charge of connection in an alleged misap propriation of government horse feed and its use for animals not owned by army officers, convened today at Fort Way»% Bill Black's New Distinction He Smiles Like Taft If you see Bill Black 011 the street—you know Bill, the big handsome gent who patrols the Bailingall hotel beat at night as a member of Ottumwa's finest— Just ask him to give you the Bill Taft smile. Bill has been practicing it before his mirror and he's got it down pat. He throws out his chest, stretches out his ruby lips and puts on a grm that's a ringer for the 6mlles Taft handed out from the rear platform of his train when he was Ottumwaying late ly. And by the way, the portly copper comes pretty near being a double for Republican stand ard bearer. GOVERNORS AIM TO END VIOLENCE FOUR SOUTHERN EXECUTIVES WILL UNITE AGAINST NIGHT RIDERS. Camp Nemo. Reelfoot. I^ake Tenn., Oct. 26.—Forty-four more prisoners. Including two women, were brought in last night as the rpsult of the mur der at Walnut Log last week of Cap tain Quentin Rankin by masked night riders. In addition, seven others, in eluding one woman, were arrested by the troops, but paroled. Four Governors Approve. Memphis. Tenn., Oct. 20.—Governors of four different states of the South have approved of a suggestion of Gov ernor Patterson of Tennessee that a conference of the executives of the different states be held and plans de vised whereby they can act in con cert in an effort to locally destroy the night riders organization. Governor Noel of Mississippi, Gov ernor Pindall of Arkansas, and Gov ernor Wilson of Kentucky have ex pressed themselves In approval of the proposed conference. Practically all of the south^n states have suffered to a more or less extent, from the opera tions of the mysterious organizations. Courts Will AM. What may happen this week as a re suit of the investigation of night rider depredations In the northwestern sec tion of this state is a matter of con jecture. Today the Circuit court for Ohio countv meets in special session at Union City, to formally investigate the death of Quenten Rankin, who was killed by a night rider band in the vicinity of Reelfoot lake Monday night last. That section is under the complete domination of military rule. Soldiers Form Posses. Five companies of the state national guard will be at the disposal of Col onel Tatom, the military commander, to enforce martial law, and it is pro posed to gather in every member of the band. To aid the militia the ad joining counties have been drawn on for posses of picked men. Should this force be inadequate to cope with the situation, it is declared that the entire military force of the state will be con centrated if necessary. In the Reelfoot district, the lake it self is the source of contention which brought forth the activity of the so called night rider organization. It was contended by those living in ,the vicin ity that it was their right to ply their vocation as fishermen in its waters without molestation, while the owners of the land upon which the lake is sit uated took an opposite view. PRESENTS BABY TO NEW BRIDE DISCARDED WOMAN HAS RE VENGE AT ALTAR ON MAN WHO WRONGED HER. Fall River, Mass., Oct. 2G.—Like the climax in a drama was the revenge of a dlscared woman at the wedding of her suitor and her rival here yester day. The marriage ofr Charles J. Reagan, banker anl Miss Mary B. Chadwick was the social event of the season. The church was filled with friends. After the ceremony the bride and members of the wedding party started down the aisle as the wedding march was played. A closelv veiled woman clad in black rose, pick ed up a 4 year old boy and held him out to Mr. Reagan. "Stop, Charles Reagan," she cried. "Miss—Miss Sullivan?" gasped Rea gan. "Yes, it's I," answered the woman. "Here he is. Here's your child. I've taken care of him for four years. Now yo.i must take him—v0u and your wife." The woman turfted and walked out. The bride fainted and friends were horror stricken. Reagan stood alone in the church aisle holding in his arms the baby who was crying for his mother. When the bride revived she return ed to her home alone. Mr Reagan left town last evening, refusing 10 make known his destination. He took the child with nlna. SUPPORT TAFT -ROOSEVELT. EXECUTIVE IN REPLY TO QUERY NAMES INSTANCES OF CANDI-' DATE'S FRIENDSHIP TO UNIONS SAYS BRYAN IS VAGUE. Washington, D. C., Oct. 2G.—Reply ing to a letter from P. H. Grace, a member of the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen .asking about Mr. Taft's record on injunctions and la bor matters generally, President Roosevelt reviews the Republican candidate's attitude and quotes specific cases to the point. After reviewing his own record of the past eight years, declaring that he had devoted himself especially to la bor questions, he earnestly advises workingmen and farmers to support Mr. Taft for president, for "their own permanent welfare." He says he does not believe the wage earners have ever had a better friend in the White House than Mr. Taft will prove to be. "The abuses of injunction have .been fearlessly exposed and attacked by Mr. Taft," he says. "He is doing and will do all that can be done to do away with these abuses." Asked Taft for Aid. Referring to a specific case, he said: "A year or so ago the editor of the paper devoted to the Iron Moulders' union called on me t.o say that a de cree had been entered in the United States circuit court at Milwaukee in 1906 that he regarded as grossly un just and improper, and as practically fatal to trades unionism. So sweep ing was the injunction that it practi cally forbade the union from mak ing any effort to maintain their posi tion in the trade dispute Involved. "I called in Mr. Taft and asked Mr. Fry, my visitor, to lay the case before* him, as of coiirse Mr. Taft was tar1 more competent than I to express his judgment as to the legality and pro priety of the action taken. Mr. Taft satisfied himself of the facts and at once became exceedingly indignant at such an injunction hav ing issued. He stated that in his opinion the position taken by the court, in issuing the injunction was clearly untenable and that what was needed was that the union should get some first class lawyer to represent them. He suggested in response to Mr. Fry's request that the union re tain F. N. Judson of St. Louis, who had represented the Brotherhood of locomotive Firemen in the Wabash case in 1893, and who, by the way, is the author of the review ol the labor decisions of Judge Taft, published in the Review of Reviews in 1907. "He stated that the,decision of the court ought certainly to be in their favor. The case was argued before the United States circuit court of ap peals by Mr. Judson and Mr. Rubin of Milwaukee for the union, and by Mr, James M. Beck, counsel for the Na tional Manufacturers' association, tor the company. Taft Upheld by Court. "The decision of the court was handed down.in Chicago on the 8th day of this month, and it justifies Judge Taft's wisdom, for it sustains the most important contentions of the labor unions." O. E. S. MEETING ON One Thousand Delegates' and Visitors Attending Convention at Des Moines. Des Moines, Oct. 26.—(Special)— The state convention of the Order of Eastern Star opened here this after noon with 1,000 delegates present. There will be a banquet and recep tion for the officers this evening at Shrine Temple. Among the promi nent ones here are Mrs. Elizabeth A. Stewart, worthy grand matron of Ce dar Rapids Bruce Moere worthy grand patron, of Iowa City Mrs. Bessie Bills, associate grand matron of Davenport Mrs. Mary Jackson, grand secretary of Council Bluffs. Men Granted Shore Liberty Today. Manila, Oct. 26. Following an examination of conditions in Manila by a special medical board which had been dealing with the cholera sitfca tion, Rear Admiral Harber, command ing the cruiser squadron, today for the first time in many weeks, granted the men on the warships shore liber ty. Prominent Solon Farmer Found Dead Iowa City, Oct. 2G. —(Special.) Edward Kripner, a prominent farmer, aged 22 years, was found dead in bed this morning at the home of E. Kes sler nea- Solon." A11 empty carbolic acid bottle was by his side. The cause of the tragedy is unknown, He was unmarried. Coroner Duno has been called t»irje scene of the tragedy. UNION SUIT OF WA&BT a:. //4+H LABOR LEADER IS AFTER GOMPERS CONDEMNS HIM FOR TRYING TO DELIVER VOTE AN-O PE" NOUNCES DEMOCRACY. Chicago, Oct.. 26.—In an open letter to President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, another high official of that organization takes him severely to task for attempting to deliver the labor vote to Bryan the present campaign. Copies of the letter were issv.ed yes terday from Republiccai national head quarters. Victor Rosewater, head of the publicity bureau, vouched for its authenticity, and said he withholds the name of the writer in the fear that he will be black listed in the western state where he resides. After expressing his displeasure at Mr Gompers' action the writer says "While some, seemtc" to think the Republican platform was in full re treat of labor's demands, I think ths Democratic platform was only used as a snare to catch a few innocent voters. We hear at this time all about what the Bryan Democracy will do if placed in power, but we hear very little rf what this same brand of Democracy has done in whet they are pleased to term the solid south. I think the labor leaders and the editors of trade union journals are sadly wrong, and are mis leading their following when they make no n.ention of what this always promising Democracy has done for la bor in the south where it has reigned supreme. "Note the peonage system in the turpentine and lumber camps of Blor ida the convict laws of Georgia, Comer's unfriendliness to unionism in Alabama during the recent coal strike. I£ the Democratic party were friendly to labor does any^pdy believe that during the last half century it could not have shown that irlendllness som-i wliat more that it has? "During that period it has frequent ly had control of congress. Was there any reason at such times why it would not have passed legislation in the in terest of labor? It :ias now 164 men in congress, who are largely antagon istic to labor?" LIEUTENANT CRAIG DEAD Word Recieved by Keosauqua Rela tives Tod?y Tells of Sudden Death—Burial at .^eosauqua. Keosauqua. Oct. 2(.— (Speclal) Di. James A Craig recer ed a dispatch this morning telling of the sudden death of his brother, _..,eutenant Craig at Norfolk, Va. The body will be brought here for burial. THE WEATHER Iowa—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with probably showers north east tonight continued cool. Illinois—Partly cloudy toaight and Tuesday with probably showers north tonight continued cool. Wisconsin—Partly cloudv with showers tonight and probably north Tuesday continued cool. Sunrise, 6:15 sunset, 4:53 moon set, 6:01 p. m. THE LIGHTNING CHANGE ARTIST POPULIST MR. KERN SAYS PANIC COULD DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TELLS INDIANA AUDIENCE BRYAN COULD NOT BRING GREATER UPHEAVAL. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 26— John W. Kern, who was compelled to cancel hi3 speaking engagements last week on account of the illness of his son, be gan a tour of southern Indiana this morning Talks of Recent Panic. Franklin, Ind., Oct. 26.—A good sized crowd greeted Kern and his par ty at Greenwood. The nominee told the gathering he had traveled the country over and had looked into the faces of thousands of people and they all seemed to him to be anxious for a change in the administration. Kern spoke of the panic that the Republi cans say will follow the election of Bryan and declared conditions could be no worse than they are now. Inquiry for Kern's Son. When he concluded his speech the crowd surged forward to shake hands with Kern, and many Inquiries were made about the health of his son Kern was touched greatly by this dis play of interest. At Franklin Kem was conducted to the opera house where he spoke fifteen minutes. Every seat was occupied His speech was on national issues. He made a plea to the workingmen and farmers BRYAN EMPLOYE FINED Lincoln Man Who Worked for Com moner, Convicted of Disturbing G. A. R. Meeting. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 26.—John T. Kent, a prominent local Democratic political, formerly employed on Bryan's paper, was fined $25 and costs today. The complainant were six members of the G. A. R. drum corps, who testified that when he persistefl on cheering for Bryan, Kent had grievously disturbed their organiza tion which at the time was giving an open air concert. Mine Owner Killed at Buxton Oskaloosa, Oct. 26. —J. E. Swanson, owner of a mine in Colorado, and re cuperating here from a serious ill ness, was accidentally killed in the mines at Buxton. Swanson was a prominent Mason, being made Knight Templar here two weeks ago Great Interest at Canadian Election. Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 26 —General elections for members of parliament are being held throughout the Domin ion of Canada today. Intense interest prevails and the polling is large. SOME MODE OIL LETTERS READ HEARST :NTE OWS HOW ARCJiBOLDj 6TED HIMSELF* IN PENN JUDICIARY New York, Oct. 26.—William Hearst read more Standard Oil ters Saturday night, at two big mass meetings, one in Brooklyn and the other in' Carnegie hall Manhattan, at which the national and gubernatorial candidates of the Independence party were speakers. At the Carnegie hall meeting Hearst was given an ovation. Hearst began by referring t.o his previous disclosures regarding the socalled Standard Oil letters, and stat ed that he had received an intimation that unless he stopped reading letters "the whole power of the Standard Oil will be exercised against him. By way of an answer he read a num ber of letters. One dated December 5, 1902, was to Governor Stone, of Pennsylvania, in which John D. Arch bold aBkB the appointment of Judge Morrison to the supreme court of that state, one reason for the request being Morrison's "familiarity with all that pertains to the great industries of oil and gas, and the important rela tion they bear to the interests of the western part of the state." Another letter asks that Judge John Henderson, of Meadville, Pa., be ap pointed to the superior bench. Both appointments were made. Elkin Also Mentioned. Letters and telegrams between Aroh bold and Attorney General 'Elkin, of Pennsylvania, were read. In one of these, Axchbold notified Elkin that he enclosed a certificate of deposit for $5,000 In the latter^ favor, and in an other mentioned a $10,000 deposit In another he called the attorney gen eral's attention to a .measure then pending in the legislature, which he said he would like to have pulled, and asking what the chances would be. Hearst said General Elkin is now su preme justice of Pennsylvania. Stone Denies Knowledge of Letters. Pittsburg, Oct. 26.—William A. Stone, former governor of Pennsylva nia, who was shown a copy of letters made public Saturday night by Wil liam R. Hearst, stated that he had no recollection of receiving the letters that he did appoint Judge Henderson to the bench, and that he appointed Morrison because he knew, him to be an able lawyer and had known hlni years before he appointed him. BANKER FOUND GUILTY Former Cashier of Pittsburg is Con victed of Embezzlement Now Tried on Another'Charge. Pittsburg, Oct. 26.—William Mont gomery, former cashier of the defunct Allegheny national bankfi which failed some time ago. for over a million dol lars and who was placed on trial last Friday on two indictments, charging embezzlement and abstraction of $469,000 was found guilty as Indicted this afternoom Montgomery was im mediately placed on trial on the third of the list of indictments charging him with misappropriation of $144,000 in bonds. I BRYAN'S BEST GEM BEAT E A CA»«DATE TELLS NEW HAVEN IENCE THAT OPPONENTS BEST INFLUENCE FOR GOOD t* IN LOSING RACES. THE YALE STUDENTS MARCH TO SLOGAN "TAFT, TAFT, BIG BILL TAFT," |S THE TUNE TO WHICH THEY KEEP TIME IN PARADE ESCCWTV ING CANDIDATE. New York, Oct. 26 .— raft i«r* io,rVLSon to Neechv The can^a^ iwin C"'"-'-- Vale 8tildonl R. let- muni York this afternoon and Hnw "r6 addreBBes 'his evening ®£yan Influenced Prosperity New Haven, Conn., Oct. 26 "The return^nf Bryml en That iHPfhSPn influenced tSe y7afl by prosneritv 1™ beln*bfia" Wa? ho h™8ht. gre.f on prosperity every time. 1 hoDe tw same method will be continued This was Taft's first message to Connecticut today, delivered to a arstanTforrth te1 hlft en Thi SPP™1 train tS Way ,0 New Hftv" en. The crowd cheered and shouted thp -'E At South Norwalk, where another ™ade. a cho.wd even larger, fht rRi" to 8ret a «»mpne ol the candidate. Judge Taft had another IHJVI TO ^lootn' Tne Taft special reached New Haw 32:80. The candidate was met-' at the station and escorted hy several marching clubs through the principal streets, Taft Confident of Vlotory. New York, Oct. 26.—Mr. Taft began his campaign for the electoral vote o) New York today with full confidence that he will carry nearly everv stat north of the Mason and Dixon line "I have campaigned In twenty-on« states," said Mt. Taft last night. "1 expect to carry all of them with th" exception of those south of the Mason and Dixon line, and possibly Maryland and Missouri. The situation looks he* ter than at any previous time, and shall enter upon the last lap of tb campaign with a great deal of interen and enthusiasm Mr. Taft reached here rested fron his Indiana tour and went to the honu of his brother, Henry The campaign will be concluded thii week with a salvo, of the biggest gun' in the political batteries, as the heavv artillerymen of both parties struggl' for the vote of New York. The fln« efforts of Democratn and Republicans will be concentrated in this state here the greatest b-.ttle of this cam paign will be waged. Eyea of Country Upon New York. Peculiar circumstances have mads New York sufficiently doubtful to war rant both parties in claiming it Con sequently any lack of enthusiasm that may have existed throughout the country at large will be dispelled this week as the people watch the suprem.' efforts of the candidates to win thn vote. Mr. Taft's special train tool: him through part cf Connecticut today, rr turning to New York at 4:30 this aft ernoon. This evening Mr. Taft wi" make a speech in Brooklyn The Republican windup of the cam. palgn in New York City calls for twen ty-two mass meetings to be addressed by speakers of national reputation a parade of the Republican clubs of Greater New York, aud a big parade of the Business Men's Republican as sociation. Inspecting Fire Facilities In towa. Des Moines, Oct. 26. A board or five engineers from the National Board of Fire Underwriters of New York city, is spending a month here inspecting buildings, water supply and the fire departments. They will go from here to the leading, cities of Iowa to make similar Inspection. A False Alarm. A great deal of smoke pouring from one of the windows of the Edward Collier home, 1007 Hackberry street Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock caus.nl the fire department to have a long run for nothing. Some boys who saw the smoke turned in the false alarm. Must Pay Damages. Des Moines, .Oct. 26.—The supreme court today affirmed verdict against Robprt Denny, of Burlington in favor of Mary Befons for damages for fail ure to marry her after she had been his boutsekeepor for several year. '1? the Second regiment ar- mory, where he delivered an address A long line of students marching be hind a Taft club banner, stepped in time to the slogan repeated over and over, "Taft, Taft, Big Bill Taft."