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An Equality of Opportunities Se
cured for Wage Earners.
William H. Taft’s Speech of Accept
ance Gives Party r.ecord in Behalf
! (William n. Taft in his speech of ac
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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