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A POST MAKim ROMANCE rfn BY CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY /L L US TffA TJONS BY PAY WALTEP6 i (COPYRIGHT, 1900 BY IV O SYNOPSIS. The Escapade opens. not In the ro mance preceding the marriage of Ellen Slocum, a Furitun miss, anil Ixtrd Car rington of England, but-in tlielr life after settling In England. The scene Is placed. Just following the revolution. In Carring ton castle In England. The Carringtons, after a house party, engaged In a family tilt, caused by Jealousy. Lord Carring ton and his wife each made charges of faithlessness against the other In con tinuation of the quarrel. CHAPTER lll.—Continued “But I thought, my dear child.' be gan Lady Cecily with covert malice In voice and manner, "that von did not approve of the —er —wicked little pasteboards.” "I have been converted by”—Ellen looked around—"by Lord Strathgate’s arguments this afternoon." Lord Strathgate had not made any arguments that afternoon, but he was too clever not to follow my lady's' lead. "You flatter me. dear Lady Carring ton," he murmured, with a knowing glance that made Carrington want to kill him then and there. "Ellen.” whispered Debbie, “you are not going to let them play, are you?" "I'm going lo play myself," returned Ellen recklessly In a loud, clear voice. "But. my dear Lady Carrington, you don't know one card from another," expostulated the admiral who had ob served with dismay the course of events. “Sir Charles Seton will teach me,” returned Ellen, quickly. "With pleasure, your ladyship," said Sir Charles. "But you promised." said Deborah artlessly, turning to that gallant young soldier, "to show me that rare old edi tion of Richard Baxter In the library.” "Baxter, the Saint's Rest!" snick ered Athelstrong. "Good Lord, she's got him thore." • "It doesn’t make the least hit of dif ference. Sir Charles," began Ellen, commiserating his look of dismay at the sneers and laughter of the com pany. "I know you would help me if you could, but Miss Slocum has the prior claim and someone else will teach me." "I will take upon myself that hon or." Interrupted Strathgate quickly. "Sir Charles, will you take me to the library?” now Interposed the shocked and scandalized little Puri tan. "Lady Carrington, your instruction awaits you," said the earl, bowing. "On second thought. Lord strath gate,” returned Ellen, "I don't believe I feel equal to learning a new game.” "Have your religious scruples re turned. Lady Carrington," exclaimed Lady Cecily, Insinuatingly, "or are you afraid of losing money?" "I will cut the cards with you. Lady Cecily, or you, Mrs. Monbrant, this instant for a thousand pounds and then we will see which of us is afraid,” returned Ellen with wonderful composure. * "You arc mad." began Carrington, as the two ladies addressed shrank back in dismay. "Your pardon, my lord. I am ad dressing your friends, not you. Do either of you ladles take me? No? Is there anyone then who wishes to tempt fortune In this way? You only .play for money and not for the game, I understand. Duke, will you cut me for a thousand pounds? No? Will you, duchess, or you, General Athel strong?” "If you make It 50. my dear lady." began Ihe general. "Admiral, I know you don't play." interrupted Ellen, disdaining the little ruan and his little stake, "so there only remains—” She looked at the other two men. Strathgate stepped gallantly Into the breach. "I have not the honor of being your husband. Lady Carrington—unfortu mutely,’ ” he added under his breath— "and I will cut the cards with you for any sum of money—or anything else.” • Done!” cries the lady, "the highest card takes the thousand pounds. I shall have to depend on you gentle men to tell me which is high, if I have won." "1 shall stand by you," Carrington said to his wife. "Vith your permls misslon, and see fair play.” "By God. sir!" cried Strathgate, springing to his feet, "does that mean —?” "It means nothing but that a hus band's place is by his wife's side when she ventures fortune, reputation or— honor." returned my lord, very high and mighty. "Madam,” said Strathgate present ing the pack, "will you cut first?" Ellen lifted the top card. "The four of hearts." she exclaimed. "The throe of spades.’ said Strath gate, turning a card. "The thousand pounds is yours and I am the richer In your triumph, madam,” he added, bowing gracefully. "Two thousand pounds against two of yours, for another cut, my lord." said Ellen. "The knave of hearts," said Ellen, .turning her card. "The unmannerly ace of clubs takes In custody your knave." returned 'Strathgate after making his cut. "Once more, and this time for £3.000." "1 cannot disoblige a lady," returned Strathgate smiling, although his face was growing somewhat pale. Surely this was play such as he had never ventured upon. "Elian, stop!" cried Carrington, dropping his hand upon her shoul der. "My lord, you hurt my shoulder. Thank you,” she added as he removed his hand. The cards were cut again, and once more Strathgate won. Ellen found lii'4.ooo in his d*H. " 'Tls £4,000 then. Would you see It on the board?" "Your word is sufficient for me," re plied Strathgate gravely. Again Ellen lost and found herself In debt £B,OOO. "Five thousand pounds the stake now,” cried my lady, cutting once more. And this time Ellen won. “How stands the score now?" “You owe me £3,000," said Strath gate. "Once more and now for £6,000 I winds.” said Ellen, her face flushed with excitement. Ellen’s luck was with her and this tirnd she won. “And now,” she said, “the score is in my favor.” “Yes, madam, for £3,000.” "Do you wish to quit now, my lord?" “Never." said the earl. "I will play with you to thje extent of my fortune." "Seven thousand pounds," cried Ellen. And this time fortune was against her. for my lord of Strathgate won. " 'Fore God, the score weaves like a see-saw," cried Gen. Athelstrong. “Now she owes him £4,000.” "Ellen," said Currington, desperate ly. "I beg you to stop now.” "Is Lord Carrington afraid bis wife will lose all her money?" deftly Inter posed Strathgate, sneering. Back and forth the wagers went with varying fortune between the two until after half an hour's fierce and "Whatever Game You Like.” uninterrupted play Ellen found herself in Strathgate's debt for £20.000, so easily is money lost upon the turning of a card. "My lord,” she said, rising and calm ly pushing ihe cards from her. "that is a3 much ready money as I have at my banker’s. When I play, I pay. What are those things of which I have heard you speak, ‘I. O. IJ.'s' do they call them? Will some one show me how to make one out ? The money shall be paid you in the morning." "Give no thought to that, my lady," cried Strathgate. "It was but an Idle pleasantry, our play, and I am ready to cancel the obligation and let the evening go as If It Were not.” “No. by heaven!” cried Carrington, "when mv wife los*»s she pays.” Even jealous, maddened Carrington admitted that she was a gallant loser. "Now the rest of you may play as you will." she said, smiling gayly upon them. "Wait!" said Carrington, who stood stupefied during the transaction. "Strathgate and I will play a game.” "Whatever game you like. Carring ton." replied Strathgate. ‘•I’ll match you for that I. O. U. of my wife’s." “Good." said Strathgate coolly, “what do you offer to set up against it?’ "Carrington hall. There Is not a mortgage upon it. and It has been put in thorough repair. ’Tls worth double your stake.” "Good, I take you.” said Strathgate, "what shall It be?" Strathgate drew a card, looked at It. -smiled, and laid It face downward upon the table. An expression of In tense satisfaction spread over his lace. Currington followed the other's mo tions. grim and frowning. e "Uncover your cards, gentlemen," said the duke. "Turn up your card,” cried Carring ton. throwing the four of cluba up ward on the table. "Gentlemen.” he said. "Ix>rd Car rington is lucky at cards. "I have but the three of diamonds.” He turned It over. "You win, my friend. You; wife’s I. O. U. Is I confess I’m glad of It.” "Madam," said Carrington, standing up grim and grave and proffering the paper to his wife, “I return you your debt of honor." “By no means, sir," returned Ellen proudly, "it shall be paid to you lu the morning." “Better to me than to Lord Strath gate," said Carrington bitterly. CHAPTER IV. A Dance, a Kisa, a Meeting. Taking the assent of the company for granted, Ellen, who had assumed the unexpected role of leadership In the evening’s entertainment, sum moned the servants and directed them to move the furniture from the center of the room in preparation for the dance. "If you can’t and won’t dance. Lady Carrington,” said Mrs. Monbrant, who knew very well Ellen's inability, "won’t you play for us?" “I can't play either,” answered Ellen. "What, neither play nor dance! Where were you brought up, my dear child?" continued the widow in a lone of commiseration, as if she had heard the dire news for the first time at that moment. "And you are mistaken In one point," added Ellen. "I can dance if anyone will play." "But I thought," - began Carrington nervously. The door opened and in camo Mis tress Debbie followed by Sir Charles. "Egad, Seton." snickered the duke, "did you find Baxter’s ‘Saints' Rest’ so engrossing that you forgot all about us?” "Debbie, I'm going to show these people how to dance, will you play for me?” "Flay for a dance?” cried Deborah. "What shall It be?” said the help less Deborah as Seton led her to the harpsichord. "Yankee Doodle!" cried Ellen. “Damned rebel tune!" muttered the duke under his breath In an aside. “You are surely not going to at tempt to make a spectacle of yourself before these our friends," remonstrat- ed Xarrington in a low tone of voice. But Ellen had the bit between her teeth. "That’s as may be, my lord. Debbie, strike up." Ellen seized her skirts, lifted them high enough to disclose her prettily shod foot and ankles and broke intc —shades of Lulli! —a sailor's horn pipe. Sh<- danced It with the spirit and abandon of the youngest and most reckless blue Jacket. Her feet flew back and forth making a merry clicking on the hard wood floor. There were glimpses of flashing buckles and scarlet h#se and dashes of white pet ticoat In a magnificent whirl of reck less gaiety. Carrington stood with clinched hands and lowering brows for a mo ment while Strathgate. and Athelstrong crowded closer and stared hard. Even the duchess and Mrs. Mon brant Joined the circle. There was a great clapping of hands and much shouting of "Brava" to encourage the danseuse while the performance la3f ed. Presently Carrington, unable to sus tain the sight any longer, turned and beckoning to Lady Cecily ceremoni onsly offered her his arin and the twe disappeared through the doorway lead ing Into the hall. The spirit seemed to go out of Ellon's dancing as Carrington left the room, for her steps faltered and then Deborah turned and found Seton'* back fair and square to her shouldei and the music suddenly ceased. "Now," said Ellen, panting and triumphant, "the rest of you may dance as you please. Have I proved mj knowledge, Mrs. Monbrant?" “Of a kind, yes." said the widow arching her brows and turning away '•Where have my lord and Cecily gone?” asked the hostess, her eyes roving through the door into the hall. "Shall we seek them?" said Strath gate with a low bow, offering his arm. • Whither have they gone, think you?” queried Ellen. "To the arbor, probably. ’Tls a fa vorite haunt of theirs. Shall wo fol low?” (TO Bl: CONTtN»:*fX) TAFT ACCEPTS NOMINATION; DECLARES HIS POLICIES Makes His Notification Speech at Cincinnati , While City Is in Gala Attire to Receive Him as a Con quering Hero—Text of His Speech. Cincinnati. O.— Candid* William How ard Taft, bearing the b.i is «»f the Re publican party as its • ... for presi dent of the United St:. . struck cam paign keynotes of man- nmes whan In formally accepted the p - sidentlal nom ination and replied to S-nator Warner. This city was In gala mire and took a holiday upon Tuff* *tnval In town. Guns boomed, fireworks eracked every where, and in generul lli s.-ene was that of welcoming home the nqu< ring hem. Tin* feature of tin* en celebration, however, was the notittr; : m wldeli took place during a lull In tin- tivitles <>r tin* c itizens. The occuslon v. an uusplcious one. When Senator Warner nl finished Ills address. Mr. Taft arose- tioni his chair at tin- speaker’s table in i addressed the assembled members of .. notilleatlon committee. 110 spoke .it curbing tin trusts. without oppressln.- good corpora tions. He declared that .rates of the railroads of this couqtr> were reason ably low. Moderation was Ills whole theme and lit* proposed to restore con fidence. Hut the big feature of tin* speech was his declaration for Itoos Itlnn policies, which In* said lie would fellow- out to the letter, the foundations h Ing been laid in them for rightful atlm Istratloi.. lie took a few shots at the I mocrutlc plat form. also. Mr. Taft spoke ns follow "Senator Warner and cj. ntlemen of the Committee: "I am decnly sensible .f the honor which the Republican national conven tion has conferred on m. , the nomina tion vvhl' h you formally tender. I accept It with f ill appreciation "f the responsi bility It Impose**. Strength in Roosevelt Policies. "Gentlemen, the strength of the Rcpuh licun cause in the campaign at hand Is In the fn* t that we represent policies essen tial to the reform or known abuses to the continuance of liberty and true* prosper ity. and that we are determined, as our platfoim unequivocally dc.-Vir-s. to main tain them und carry them on. For mom than ten years this miry passed through an epoch of material develop ment far beyond any that ever occurred in the world before. In l'« course, cer tain evils crept In. Bonn* prominent and Influential members of tit- community, spurred by financial iuc< • and In their hurry for greater wealth, became un mindful of the common rules of business honesty and fidelity, and .«f the limita tions Imposed by law upon their action. "This became known. Tl • revelations of the breaches of trust, tin- disclosures ns to rebates and discrimination l»y rail ways, the accumulating evidence; of the violation of the* anti-trust law- by a num ber ut corporations, the m*i-lssue of stocks and bonds on Interstate railways for the unlawful enriching "f directors nml for the* purpose* of concentrating con trol of railways In one management, all quickened the eonsclein • of the peo ple. anil brought on a moral awakening Hmong them that boded well for the fu ture of tlie country. What Roosevelt Has Done. "The man who formulat'd the expres sion of the popular conscience and who led the movement for practical reform was Theodore Itooaevelt He laid down the doctrine that the rich violators of the law should bo amenable to restrain and punish as the offender without wealth, and without Influence, ami Im» proceeded by recommending legislation and direct ing exec utive ac tion to make that prin ciple good In actual performance. He secured the passage of the so-culled rate bill. designed mor** effectively to restrain excessive and tlx reasonable rates, and to punish secret rebates and discrimina tion which have he n general In the prac tice of the railroads, and which had done much to enable unlawful trusts to drive out nf business their competitors. It se cured much closer observation of rail way transactions and brought within the operation of the- same- statute express companies, sleeping car companies, fast freight and refrigerator lines, terminal railroads and pipe lines, and forbade* In future the combination of the transpor tation and shipping business tinder cine control, in order to avoid undue discrim ination. . "President Roosevelt directed suits to he brought and prosecutions to he instituted under tin* anti-trust law. to enforce Its provisions against the- most powerful of the industrial i-mp 'rations. He pressed to passage the* pure food law. and the meat Inspection law. in the Interest of the health of the public, clean business methods und gr<*ut ultimate benefit to the trades themselves. H«* recommended the passage of a law. which the Republican convention has since specifically ap proved, restricting the future Issue of stocks and bonds by Interstate* rail ways, to suc h ns may he authorized by federal authority Function of Next Administration. "The chief function of the next ad ministration In my Judgment is distinct from and a progressive development whic h has been performed by President Roosevelt. "The chief function of the next admin istration Is to complete und perfect the machinery by which these standards may he maintained by which the law breakers may he promptly restrained and pun; Ished. but which shall operate with suf ficient accurac y and dispatc h to Interfere with legitimate business as little as pos sible. Such machinery Is not now ade quate. Under the present rate hill, and under all Its amendments, the burden of the Interstate* commerce commission In supervising und re gulating the operation of the railroads "f this country has grown so heavy tl. -t It Is utterly Impos sible for that tribunal to hear and dis pose. In any reasonable time, of the muny eomplalnts, queries and Issues that are brought before It t'-r decision. It ought to be relieved of its Jurisdiction as an executive, directing body, and Its func tions should Ik* limited to the* quasl-Ju dleinl Investigation of complaints by In dividuals. and by a department of the government charge I with the executive business of supervising the operation of railways. Constructive Work Detailed. "The field covered by the Industrial combinations and hv the railroads Is so very extensive that tlie Interests of tlu* public and the Interests of the businesses concerned cannot b * properly subserved except by reorganisation of bureau* in the* department of commerce and labor, of agriculture, und the* department of Jus - tice. and a change In the Jurisdiction of the Interstate commerce commission. It does not assist matters to prescribe new duties for the Interstate commerce com mission which It Is practically Impossible for It to perform. ->r «•» denounce new of fenses with drastic p inlshim-nt. unless subordinate an auxiliary legislation shall be* passed, making possible the quick enforcement In the great variety of rases which are constantly arising, of the principles laid down by Mr. Roose velt. and with respect to which only typi cal Instances of prosecution with the riresent machinery are possible. Such egislat lon should and would greatly promote legitimate business by enabling those anxious to ol*ey the federal stat utes to know Just what are the bonds of their lawful action. The practical con structive and difficult work, therefore, of those who follow Mr Roosevelt. Is to de London’s Beggars. It Is calculated that 4,000 persons make a living in London by begging, and that their average income amounts to about 30 shillings a week, or more than £300,000 a year. Last year 1,925 persons were arrested for begging In the streets, of whom more than 1,500 were sentenced to terms of Imprison ment varying fr,om one week to three months. Many of these objects of charity were found In possession of sums of money, and even of bankbooks showing very handsome deposits. vim* the wnyg anil means by which the liiKh level of business integrity ami obe dience to law which he bus established inuv be maintained, and departures from It restrained without undue Interference with legitimate business. Railway Traffic Agreements. "It Is agreeable to note In this regard that the Itcpuhlicnn platform expressly and the Democratic platform impliedly approve an amendment to the Interstate commerce law. by which interstate rail roads may make useful t rutile agree ments. if approved by the commissions. Tills has been strongly recommended by President Itnosevelt. and will make for the benefit of the business, "Some of the suggestions of the Demo cratic platform relate really to this subordinate and nm-illury machinery to which I have r.-f. rr. d Take for In atance. tlit* so-called physical valuation of railways. It Is clear that the sum of all rates or receipts of a railway, less proper expenses, should he limited to a fair prollt upon the reasonable value of Its property, and that If the sum exceeds this measure. It ought to he reduced. The difficulty In enforcing the principle Is In ascertaining wluit Is the reasonable value of the company’s property, and In fixing what Is h fair prollt. It Is clear Unit the physical value of a railroad and its plant Is an element to he given weight la de termining Its full value; but us Presi dent Roosevelt In Ills I ndlnnapolls speech ami the supreme court have point ed out. the value of the railroad as a go lug concern. Including its good will, due to efficiency of service, and many other circumstances, may be much greater than the value of its tangible property and It Is the fyrnu r that measures the Investment on which a fair profit must be ullowed. Then. too. the ques tion what is a fair profit Is one Involving not only the rate of interest csually earned on normally safe Invest ments. but also a sufficient allowance to make up for the risk of loss both of cap ital ami Interest in tjie original outlay These considerations Will have justified the company In Imposing charges high enough to secure a fair Income on the enti rprlse as a whole. What Roosevelt Said. "As Mr. Roosevelt has said in speak ing of this very subject: " ffect of such valuation anti su pervision of securities cannot be retro active. Existing securities should lie tested by laws In existence at the time of their Issue. This nation would no more Injun* securities which have In - come an Important part of the national wealth than it would consider it propo sition to repudiate the national debt/ “The question of rates ami treat ment of railways is one that lias two sides Th»- shippers are certainly en titled to reasonable rates; hut less Is an Injustice to the carriers. flood hus'ness for the railroads Is essential to general prosperity. Injustice to them is not alone Injustice to stock holders and capitalists, whose further In vest inept s may l»e necessary fur tin* good of the whole country, but It di rectly afTects and reduces the wuges of ratlroud employes. "For what lias been said, the proper conclusion would seem to be that In attempting to determine that whether Die entire schedule of rates of a rail way Is excessive, the physical valua tion of the rond Is a relevant and Im portant but not necessarily a control ling factor. Physical valuation proper ly used will not generally impair se curities. Rates Are Low, He Says. "In some cases, doubtless, it will be found that overcapitalization Is made an excuse for excessive rates, and then they should be reduced, but the con sensus of opinion seems to Is- that the railroad rutes g« n* rally In this coun try are reasonably low. 'l’hls Is why doubtl< mh the complaints filed with the Interstate commerce commission against excessive rates are so few as compared with those against unlawful disc rI ml nut lon In rates betweeh shippers and between places. Of course in the de termination of the question whether dis crimination Is unlawful or not. tie* phys hat valuation of the whole road is of lit tle weight. ■ I have discussed with some degree of detail merely to point out that the valuation by tlie Interstate commerce commission of the tangible property of a railroad Is proper and may from time to time be necessary in settling eertaln of the Issues which may come before Diem and that no evil or In justice can com** from valuation In such cases. If It be understood that the result Is to be used for a Just pur pose. and tin* right to a fair profit, un der all circumstances of the Invest ment Is recognised Tin* Interstate com merce commission has now the power to ascertain the value of the physical railroad property If necessary In de termining tin* reasonableness of rates. National Control of Corporations. • "Another suggestion In respect to subordinate and ancillary machinery necessarv to carry out JCnpublican poli cies Is that of the incorporation under national law or the licensing by na tional license or enforced registry of companies engaged in Interstate trade. The fact Is that marly all corporations doing a commercial business arc on - gaged In Interstate commerce, and If they all Were required to take out a federal license or a federal charter, the burden upon the Interstate busi ness of the country would become In tolerable. "It Is necessarv. therefore, to de- ] vise some mentis for classifying and insuring federal supervision of such | corporations as have the power and temptation to effect restraints of In terstate truth* und monopolies. Much corporations constitute a very small percentage of all engaged In Inter state business. Roosevelt's Proposed Classification. "With such claslfleatlon In view. Mr. Roosevelt recommended an amendment in the anti-trust law, known as the Hepburn bill, which provided for vol untary claslfleatlon. and created a strong motive therefore by grunting Immunity from prosecutions for rea sonable restrictions of inter-state trade to all corporations which would register and submit themselves to tin* publicity regulation of the depart- , ment of commerce and labor. "The Democratic platform suggests a requirement that corporations and Interstate trade having control of per cent, of the products in which they ileal shall take out a federal license. This classification would probably In • rlude a great many small corpora tions engaged In the manufacture of special articles or commodities whose total value is so Inconsiderable that they are not really within the per vtew or real evil of the anti-trust law. It Is not now necessary, however, to discus* the relative merit of such prop ositions. but It is enofigh merely to af firm Die necessity for some method by which greater executive supervision I can be given to the federal government over these businesses in which there Is | a temptation to violations of the anti trust law. Construction of Anti-Trust Law. i "The possible operation of the nntl Literary Text. Nearly all the great geniuses lived anti died poor; but don't run away with the idea that poverty is a sign of genius. As the late Josh Billings re marked: "It's often a sign of natural born laziness!" —Atlanta Constitution. If You Would Make a Friend. "The tactful man," says the Philoso pher of Folly, "never addresses an other by the title of 'mister' after he learns that the latter has been captalo of a down-state militia company." trust law under existing rulings of the supreme court bus given rise to sugges tion for Its necessary amendment to prevent Its applications to cases which it Is believed were never in the contem plation of the framers of the statute. Tulfe two Instances: A merchant or man ufacturer engaged In a legitimate busi ness that covers certain states, wishes to sell his business and Ills good will, and so in the terms of the sale obligates himself to tln* purchaser not to go Into the same by Itu - s In those states. Buell a restraint of trade has always been en forced at common law. Again the em ployes of an Interstate railway combine and enter upon a peaceable and lawful strike to socure better wages. At com mon law this was not a restraint of trade or commerce or a violation of the rights of the company or of the public. Neither case ought to be made a violation of the anti-trust law. My own Impression is that the supreme court would hold that neither of these Instances are wlttiln its Inhibition, but If they uro to lie so regarded, general legislation amending the law Is necessary. Democratic Plank Discussed. "The suggestion of the Democratic platloiiu that trusts he ended by for bidding corporations to hold more than :,<» per cent, of the plant In any line of nianufaciure Is made without regard to tli« possibility of enforcement or the real evil In trusts. A corporation con trolling l.'i or in per cent or the products may by well known methods frequently effort monopoly and Hiauip out compe tition in any part of the country us com pletely as If it controlled BO or iu per cent, thereof. Proper Treatment of Trusts. “Unlawful trusts should be re strained with all the efficiency of In junctive process and the persons en gaged In maintaining them should be punished with all the severity of crim inal prosecution. In order that methods I pursued in lit** operation of their busi ness shall l»e brought within the law. To destroy Diem and to eliminate the wealth they represent from the pro ducing capital of the country would entail enorn loss, and would throw out of employment myriads of work ingmen. Such n result Is wholly un necessary to the accomplishment of the needed reform, and will Inflict upon Du* Innocent far greater punishment -than Upon the guilty. "The D-mocratlc platform does not propose to destroy the plan of the trust physically, but it proposes to do the same thing In a different way. The business of this country Is largely de pend* nt upon u protective system of tariffs. The btislu- hh done by many of the so-called trusts Is protected with the other buslm-ssts of the country. The Democratic platform proposes to take off Du* tariff in all articles com ing Into competition with those pro duced by the so-called trusts’ and to put them on Du* free list If such a course would he utterly'destructive of their business as It is. indeed. It would not only destroy tlu* trusts, but all of their smaller competitors. Effect of Democratic Policies. "To take the course suggested by tlu* Democratic platform in these mat ters is to invoke the entire commu nity. innocent as It Is. In the punish ment of tlu- guilty, while our policy is to stamp out Du* specific evil. "Tills difference between the policies of the two great parties Is of spuclal Importance, in view of the present con dition of business. After tlu* years of tlu* must remarkable material develop ment and prosperity, there conics finan cial stringency, a panic, an Industrial depression. This was brought about not only by the eiuirmniis expansion of business plants anil business Invest- 1 incuts which could not he readily con- i verted, but also by the wsste of cap ital In extravagance of living In wars, sad other catastrophe*. Tlu- free convertible capital was exhausted. In addition to this, tlu- confidence of the lending public in Kuropi* and In this country had been affected by the rev elations of Irregularity, breach of trust, over IssAe of stock, valuations of law amt lack of rigid state or na tional supervision In management of our largest corporations. Investors withheld what loanable capital re mained a callable, it been me impossible , for tlu* soundest railroads and other I | enterprises to borrow money enough I for new construction and reconstruc- ; ! lion. Restoration of Prosperity. ! “Gradually business Is acquiring a 1 healthier tone. Gradually wealth, i which was hoarded, is coming out to he used. I’ontld* m e In security of husl- I ness Investments Is a plant of slow growth and is absolutely necessary In order that our factories may all open : again. In order that our unemployed ina y become employed, and in order l that we may again have the prosperity that Inis blessed us for ten years. The • identity Of the Interest of the capital : of the farmer, the business man and ( the wage earner In the security and i prollt of Investments cannot be too largely emphasized. I submit to those most Interested, to wage earners, I 1 to farmers and to business men. wheth- ] .i tin* Introduction Into power of the j Deomcratlc party, with Mr Mryun at , Its head, and with the business con : struction that It openly advocates as ! a remedy for present evils, will bring about the ted confidence for the restoration of prosp« rlty. •■’lhe Republican doctrine of protec i Don. as definitely announced by th« Republican convention this year, and i by previous oonventlons. Is that a tariff sIihII be Imposed on all Imported prod i nets, whether of tlie factory, farm or mine sufficiently greut to equal the i difference between the coat of produc- ; tion abroad and at home, and that this , I difference should, of course. Include the I l difference between tlie higher wuges paid In this country, and the wages | paid uhroad. und embrace a reasonable I ' prollt to the American production. Advantage of Unions, i "To give to employes tholr proper po sition In such a controversy to enable . !Dp in to maintain themselves against ! I Miiployers having great capital, they may veil unite, because In union there Is strength and without It each Individual ! laborer and employe would be helpless. ) The promotion of industrial peace I through lb- Instrumentality of the trade i I agreement Is often one of the results of j such union when Intelligently conducted I "There Is a large body of laborers, j I howeS'i, skilled and unskilled, who urn i not oig.tnized Into unions Their rights before the law are exactly the same us those of the union men. and are to be j I protected with the same care and watch- | 1 U "?n*order to Induce their employer Into 1 I a compliance with their request fori ! change.l terms of employment workmen | have Die right to strike In u body They , have a right t» use such persuasion us . thev may. provided It .lues not reach j ! the point of duress, to lead their reluc- I tan* co-laborer* to Join them In their | union against their employer and they ; have n right, tf they choose, to sccumu- | late funds to support those engaged In a strike, to delegate to officers the pow- ( ,or to direct the act $ of the union, and to withdraw thems«-ives and their as sociates from dealing* with, or giving custom to. those with whom they arc j in controversy. What Labor Cannot Do. •What thev haur not the right to do | Is to Injure their employers’ property, to , Injure their employers’ bujdness by use of threat* or methods of physical duress, vgalriHt those who would work for him or deal with him or by carrying on what , Is sometimes known ns a secondary boy cott against his customers or those with whom Ip* deals In business. All those who sympathize with them may unite to ild them In their struggle, bub*they i .„av not through Dm Instrumentality of ! a threatened or actual boycott, compel i third persons against their will and hav ing no Interest in their controversy to eowe to their assistance. These princi ples Imve for a great many years been . settled by tin* courts of this country. "Threatened unlawful Injuries to busl ness, like these described above, can only , tie adequately remedied by an Injunction to prevent them. The Jurisdiction of u court of equity to enjoin In such cases | arises from the character of the Injury , and the method of Inflicting It and the fad that suit for damages offers no ade quate remedy. , . "The Injury Is not done by one single | act. which might he adequately compen sated for In damages by a suit at law, but It Is the result of a constantly re curring series of acts, each of which In Itself might not constitute a substantial Injury or make a suit at law worth , while, and all of which would require a multiplicity of suits at law." His View of It. "Dar. now!” exclaimed a Georgia darky during Ihe eclipse of the sun, "Or Lady Moon done got mad wid im. an* done made up her min' ter let ’im know dat he ain’t sich a warm number after all.”—Atlanta Constitution. One of Nature’s Beat Gifts. Greatest of all gifts is tact, and second is the art of being a "mixer,’' and above both that talent of being able to see into everybody s mind, talk to them, and forget yourself. AYLESWORTH EXONERATED REPORT OF INVESTIGATING COM. MITTEE ON COLORADO AGRI CULTURAL COLLEGE. CHARGES UNFOUNDED TROUBLE LARGELY DUE TO MISINFORMED FRIENDS WHO RUSH INTO PRINT. Denver.—A Fort Collins dispatch to the Republican Wednesday night t-ays: All charges, reports und insinu ations of Immoral or Improper conduct on the part of 11. O. Ayicswortb. pres ident of the Colorado Agricultural Col lege, und efforts from certain quarters to make It appear that the college was fulling off 111 Its effectiveness by reason of differences among the fac ulty, fell flat today when the special committee appointed to make an In vestigation made report to the Statu Board of Agriculture. The commit toe submitted two sep arate reports, the first of which dealt, with the inoral conduct of President Aylesworth. It cleared him of every suspicion, declaring that there wui not u scintilla of evidence to sustain the charges. The second report took up the mat ter of alleged differences among the faculty, and in this the committee, iu effect, declared that If the president was to be criticized. It was because he was too lenient with both the facul ty and students' in the administration of the college work. "Even under these circumstances." suys the report, "the work of the col lege Is on a better organized anti more efficient basis than at any time iu its history. For this result the president is deserving of the commendation of the board und the people of the state." Both reports were adopted by the board, but not unanimously. Acting Governor Harper, Eugene II- Grubb und A. A. Edwards voted against tho adoption of the general report. Th*» remaining members who volad for tho adoption of both were (.’apt. 11. F. Hockufellow, president of the hoard; 11. 1. Dye, .1. L. Chatfield, Franklin E. Brooks, .1, L. Brush and Dr. R. W. Corwin. The preliminary report says. In part: "The rumored charges against tho president contained in the public press and alleged to he In current circulation might be summarized un der the following heads: "First Failure to pay debts. "Second—lntoxication. "Third- Improper und lewd conduct with women. "Fourth Lying. “As to the first charge, while there was some testimony ttndiux to show that the president was 'slow pay.* there was absolutely no evidence of failure to pay debts. "Respecting the second charge, tho committee finds from the evidence that the president is not guilty and there Wits not a scintilla of evidence to sustain 1 the charge. "As to the third charge, the commit tee finds from the evidence that, not only was there an utter failure to pro ! duct* any evidence or Immoral conduct I whatever to sustain the charge, but on the contrary the record shows In 1 this matter that all stories of immoral conduct had their origin and were cir culated without the slightest found** 1 tlon upon which to rest. "In the matter of tin* fourth charge, the committee finds from the evidence thaf it was not sustained in the slight est particular." This report Is signed by Measrs. Roekafellow, Brush ami Corbin, spe cial committee. In Its second report, the committee, in addition to the foregoing statement relative to the conditions and alleged friction among the faculty, declares: "Wo believe that the highest Inter ests of the college demand drastic action of the hoard to bring About morQ harmonious relations on the part of the faculty, and absolute loyalty by the faculty f* Its work. "We have found many things which ought to be corrected, but wo hav<* also found abundant evidence to show Its essential soundness and to warrant our confidence in Its future growth anil development. "The over-anxious criticism from misinformed friends over the state has often exaggerated Internal comp'l cations and differences which if left to themselves would have been soon forgotten, but have thin,* been stimu lated and fomented into difficulties of real seriousness Instead of giv ing aid, hindrances nr** placed In the way of ihe college's progress by rir dilating false re|K»rts. making mislead ing statements and the printing of ma licious articles in the newspapers. The destructive rather than the construe tlve, the rule or ruin method, is man Ifest. "There Is a belief on the part of your committee that beyond this the right course Is not always taken to bring about the best iexults. Ileal loyalty soinetimea seems to be lack ing. Instead of frankness there is secretlveness. Instead of going to the head of the institution for advice and assistance, there is a disposition to criticise, siilit and become over sen sitive.” Lieutenant Governor Harper. J. L. Brush and other members of the state agricultural board, came to Denver Wednesday night after Ihe meeting. They said the reports published were sufficient In themselves. No ment her questioned the moral integrity of President Aylesworth; there had been some question over his ability to handle such an institution. As a result of the investigation now completed, says the Republican, them will be changes In the faculty, perhaps not at once, but within a few months. A majority of the board stands firm ly by the president. Prosecution Will Continue. Oyster Bay, N. Y.—President Roose velt Thursday announced in unmistak able terms the determination of the administration to proceed with th<* prosecution of the Standard Oil case* despite the decision qdverse to the government hanJed down by the Unit ed States Circuit Cohrt of Appeals. This decision, the President thinks, in no way affects the merits of the ca«e. and he makes his deci.xjpo to cause the action to be brought agnln before the courts In such 6hape. if possible, as to prevent teehnJeallffee Infevf crime with a decision baaed upon the actual Issues Involved.