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The book will certainly sell, for in a J beautifnl, charming, forceful manner, it points ,, °uts the way for the solving of the much I < > discussed race question. It takes equally | < • well with white and colored people. Ask any I ; ‘ one who has read it and he will tell you it is I < * simply great. Splendid commissions given R < > agents. Send $1.00 for a complete book and I ;; full outfit. Price of book $1.00. By mail $1.10. i . fTlTTTil ATkT/\^T T\tY ±11EJ rui5., Ul. SUTTON E. GRIGGS, ;; i» NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Author, Orator. Philosopher. t _ . • *******........ Capitol City Lodge, No. 12, K.. of P. meets every second and fourth Mon day night of each month in Masonic hall on North Eighth street. Specia' meetings made knowL by K. of R ft S.. SUNDAY AT THE CHURCHES. Every Sunday. St. Paul, 622 E. Mason St., Rev. T. Price, pastor. Union, 12th & Mason Sts., Rev. C. S. Manuel, pastor. Zion, 9th and Carpenter, Rev. Wil minis, pastor. Evangelical Lutheran Holy Trinity, 15th St., between Washington and Jef ferson Sts., Rev. Jas. H. Doswell, pastor. Pleasant Grove, 18th and Cass, Rev. Bloodworth, pastor. St. John, 14th and Mason Sts., Rev. J. Bundy, pastor. New Hope, 8th and Miller, Rev. M. (J. E /.ey, Pastor. Grace M. E., 14th and Brown Sts., ltev. J. M. Smalley, Pastor. Sunday School at all the churches; the public invited to attend. Services at 11 a. in. and S p. m. Bryan’s Precinct Republican. At the recent primary election in N> braska Lancaster Precinct No. 4. in which is located Fairvlew. Ihe voting precinct of W. J. Bryan, cast thirty-five Republican votes and twenty-six Demo cratic. The same precinct last fall cast forty-three Republican votes and thirty-five Democratic, a Democratic loss of slightly more than 1 per cent. When Mr. Bryan lived in town he reg istered in Precinct A of the Fifth Ward, a polling place which usually could he depended upon to vote about the pro portion of three Republicans to one Democrat. At the time he removed to Fait view he remarked jocularly that he was going to a community where the nolltical <1 vision was more even, and he hoped in time so to reform Lancaster No. 4 as to make it veer around to bis way of thinking. Piano Instructions Given. [By Mrs. Etta Brown Starnes-] Experienced music teacher,—anyone desiring mu>ic lessors from the Isi t< “ili grade, can get thorough in si ructions. Special care given to all pupils. 1016 East Carpenter St. fio KDWAD BAUMANN ■* 4 % OlIAv T. BAUMANN Baumann Bros.... Prescription Druggists. (I)eutsclie Apotheke) Corner Till and Washington Sts doth Phones 654 Your Patronage solicited. $1.50 to East St. Louis every Saj urdav and Sunday ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM 5 Oi. may give news matter or mo ney vcu h ive for the Ft-ram to Miss Daisy Donaldson; also all kinds of typewriting; orders for colored papers. SC Augustine's Mission. 1420 South Grand Ave. East. Ser vices every Sunday. Sunday School, 4 p. m.; Divine services- 7:45 p. m All are invited. Oondu< * d by Rev si u ascribe ior Uie For. REPUBLICAN PARTY AND LABOR An Equality of Opportunities Se cured for Wage Earners. __ William H. Taft’s Speech of Accept ance Gives Party r.ecord in Behalf •1 Labor. ! (William n. Taft in his speech of ac ceptance.) «■ We come now to the question of la bor. One important phase of the poli cies of the present administration has been an anxiety to secure for the wage earner an equality of opportunity and such positive statutory protection as shall place him on a level in dealing with his employer. j The Republican party has passed an employers' liability act for interstate railroads, and has established an eight hour law for government employes and on government construction. The es sence of the reform effected by the for uici, ns me uiiiMit lull oi iLie ienow-ser vant rule and the introduction of the comparative negligence theory by which an employe injured in the service of his employer docs not lose all his right to recover because of slight negli gence on liis part. Then there is the act providing for compensation for injury to government employes, together with the various statutes requiring safety appliances upon interstate commerce railroads for the protection of their employes and limiting the hours of their employment. These are ill I instances of the desire of the Republican party to do justice to the wage-earners. Doubtless a more comprehensive measure for compensation of govern ment employes will be adopted in the future: the principle in such cases has been recognized and in the necessarily somewhat slow course of legislation will be more fully embodied in definite statutes. The interests of the employer and the employe never differ except when It comes to a division of the joint profit of labor and capital into dividends and wages. This must be a constant source of periodical discussion between the employer and the employe, us indeed are the other terms of the employment. To give to employes their proper po sition in such a controversy, to enable them to maintain themselves against employers having great capital, they may well unite, because in union there is strength, and without it, each indi vidual laborer and employe would be helpless. The promotion of the indus trial peace through the instrumentality of the trade agreement is often one of tne results ot such union when intelli gently conducted. There is a large body of laborers, however, skilled and unskilled, who are not organized into unions. Their rights before the law are exactly the same a* those of the union men, and are to be protected with the same care and watchfulness. In order to induce their employer into a compliance with their request for changed terms of employment, workmen have the right to strike in a body. They have a right to use such per suasion as they may, provided it does not reach the point of duress, to lead their reluctant co-laborers to join them in their union against their employer, and they have a right, if th *y choose, to accumulate funds to support those engaged in a strike, to delegate to of ficers the power to direct the action of the union, and to withdraw themselves and their associates from dealings with or giving custom to those with whom they are in controversy. ___ • TAFT’S KINDNESS TO BUND. Overrules Washington Monument Regulatien fer Benefit of the Sightless. The kind heartedness of Mr. Taft and his sincere, common sense sym pathy with the unfortunates in this world has just been brought te the at tention of tiie blind in a peculiar way. Awav mi iri the ton of the Va.hinl toa monument, wivre ruonsTindtt go to behold the beauties of the nation's capital, tho Columbia Polytechuie in stitute, which seeks to make it possi ble for the adult blind! ef the United States to rise above conditions of de pendence by becoming self sustaining, placed on sale souvenir post cards manufactured by Its blind. Rome sen timental persons took the view that this was undignified and succeeded in having the superintendent of public buildings and grounds order the cards removed. F. K. Cleaveland. principal «>f the institute, appealed to Mr. Taft, then secretary of war and within Whose jurisdiction came the office of public buildings and grounds. It took only a few words to convince the sec retary that the blind shoul-1 have tho benefit of this privilege, and the cords were again placed on sale in the mon ument. “For this action,” said Principal Cleaveland in discussing the incident, “Mr. Taft deserves the gratitude of every blind person, particularly the progressive blind, who are striving to help their less fortunate fellows.” In Georgia the electors must have a majority, and with Watson, lllsgen and Chann pulling away from them the Bryanites are becoming apprehensive. DEMOCRATIC HOPE SIDETRACKED Taft and Foraker Shoulder to Shoul der for Republican Principles. Another Democratic hope has been sidetracked. That was that Unitml States Senator Foraker would not sup port tlie Tnft candidacy, and would thus impair his chances of carrying tins State of Ohio. The two big Ohioans fittingly met at the G. A. R. reunion in Toledo, and publicly and good-naturedly cast what differences may have existed between them to the air. Mr. Taft's contribution to the treat.v of peace was as follows: “It Is a pleasure for me to be here with Senator B’oraker, because when governor of Ohio he gave me my first chance and took a good deal of risk in putting a man of 25) on the bench of the Superior Court of Cincinnati. We are about to enter—or rather have en tered—a great oratorical campaign. It is a pleasure to think in this presence that we are going to stand In tlui campaign shoulder to shoulder, with the full strength of the Republican party.” In response Senator Foraker denied that enmity had existed between Mr. Tuft and himself, and said: “Under the circumstances I hope I may be pardoned if I say bore in this presence—the first time I have hail opportunity to say it—that there is not row and so fur as I know there never has been the slightest ill feeling of any kind between Mr. Taft and myself. “If there Is anything I have a right to claim beyond another, It is that I am Republican three hundred and sixty five days in the year. I have my pref erences sometimes as to who should receive the honors of the party, and everybody generally finds ouf what they are. Rut I am one of those old-fash ioned Republicans who settle every such miPRtmn nt tho Whort thn Chicago convention nominated Mr. Taft to ho the Republican candidate for the Presidency this year, that Instant he became my leader. He has been my leader ever since, and he will be my leader until the polls close on the night of the election.” Mr. Foraker followed with an esti mate of Judge Taft’s fitness for the office he seeks by repeating what Bishop Fallows had said l>efore him. “I want to repeat It,” he said, ‘‘that his experience on the bench, In the Philippines, as Secretary of War, In the construction of the Panama Canal, in all the positions he has filled, has been such as to qualify Mr. Taft al most beyond every other man for the Presidency. We are going to elect him. and if he does not make a success of It, it will be his own fault.” Senator Foraker followed this state ment with a review of his early ac quaintance with Judge Taft, and the favorable impression he then gained of him.