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STB. (iENBVIWVK, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AtWST 15, .1012
WGR LD'S REIMS
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IJy the testimony nt Snn Francisco
of Robert Oxnard, now president ot
the American Beet Sugar company, It
was Hhown in tho government, inquiry
tin t H. O. Havemeyer controlled tho
Western sugar market as well us tho
other territory In the United States as
far hack as 1891.
Fred 0. TioritilB, part owner of tho
Dditver Post, was" adjudged by Judgo
Hubert Shnttuck guilty of contempt
of court for the publication of articles
referring to tho courts In connection
with a $500,000 libel suit filed against
Bonnls and H. II, Tammen, his part
ner. Attorney General Wickorsham has
approved tho Informal memorandum
i of tho scheme of dissolution of the Nn
tlonal Tacking company (tho heef
tni.it), submitted to him by James II.
Wllkorson, United States district at
torney at Chicago, who conferred with:
The killing of Dr. James W. Wai
don, a prominent Domocrat, at Jones
vllle, Vn., by I'erry Wallln, a Itcpub
llcau leader, has fanned to a threat
ened outbreak tho smoldering political
feud in the Blackwater district.
Business in tho house was suspend
ed for an hour whllo Representative
Korrls, Nebraska progressive, de
nounced as "fraudulent" President
Taft's nomination at Chicago. The
progressive leader replied to thv
speech of Representative Mondell, who
bitterly attacked Col. Roosevelt, and
denied the Hoosevelt charges of "steal
Srcretnry of btato Knox, who re
turned to his office from n trip to his
cummer homo at Valley Forge, Pa.,
at once took up tho matter of the
sensational attack made upon the
stale department and the Mexican
government by Senator Kail of New
Mexico, , in the senate.
Troops were ordered sent to Plum,
Peru, to relievo tho sufferers by earth
qunke. Communication Is so badly In
terrupted that little Is known except
that tho town, which has 12,000 popu
lation,' is in ruins.
llannls Taylor, former minister to
Spain and a writer on International
law, published an open letter here con
tending that the ilay-t'nunccfoto
treaty is voldablo because 6f the sit
uation arising out of Panama's ceding
the canal zone to tho United- States.
John Mitchell, vice-president of tho
American Federation of Labor, wan
sentenced In thd District of Columbia
supremo court to nine months' Im
prisonment for contempt of c urt
growing out of the Buck's Stovo and
Range company case.
The threat to arrest thoso members
of the houso who "are playing
hookey," unless they come back and
attend to work, was made by Major
ity Leader Underwood after an hour
had been expended In a fruitless ef
fort to obtain a quorum.
An agreement was reached by Dem
ocrats and Progressive Republicans
in tho senato to support a duty of
11.72 per 100 on retined "sugar, elim
inating tho Dutch color standard and
abolishing the differential. The pres
ent rate is $1.92.
William Jennings Bryan was in
dorsed for president In 11)10 by tho
West Virginia Fifth district nomiitut
ing convention, In session at William
son, V. Va. Tho resolution, intro
duced by W. N. Cole, passed unani
mously. At Los Angeles, Cal., Judge Hutton
overruled the motion of tho defense
in tho Darrow bribery case that Juror
Leavitt be excused for having ex
pressed au opinion of Darrow's guilt
before lie was called for jury service.
The transport Sheridan has arrived
at San Francisco from Alaska with
the body of Lieut. S. S. West of the
Sixteenth Infantry, U. S. A., who was
frozen to death when ou tho trail from
Nome In February, 1911.
Following a toBt In which It devel
oped a speed of 49 miles hourly, tho
German government bought the inpst
up-to-dato Zeppelin over, built, named
it tho Z-3 and ordered it sent to Metis
fortress ou tho French frontier,
"Oh, God, send us another Bob In
eersoll to arouse tho people," was the
plea mado by Rev, Charles B. Mitch
ell, pastor ot St, James Mothodict
Episcopal church, Chicago, at the Dos
Plalues camp mooting.
Senator Smith or South Caroline In
terpolated Into tho discussion of the
sundry civil appropriation bills a
speech in opposition to tho pioposcd
free tolls for American vessels travers
ing tho Panama canal,
Formal denial of the published state
ment that! a treaty betweon Japan and
Russia, looking to the definition of
their respective Interests in Man
churia and Mongolia, was about to be
elgnod at St, Petersburg, has reached
tho state department from the Amor
icaif embassy nt Toklo,
Albert J. Boveridh'o. fornier United
States senator from Indiana, has de
cided to bo tho Progressive candidate
f;Or governor of Indiana.
Democrats of tho uouso, in o.u.us,
voted 70 to 02 not to rer.vdn from
their "no battleships" profit ,u In tl.e
naval appropriation bill,
Tho postofflco appropriation bill,
shorn of tho good roads provision
proposed 'jy the house and embracing
a revised parcels post systoru with
charges based ou zones ot distance,
was reported to the senate by tho
A special Paris dispatch to a newA-pt-por
at Muxico City says that ox
President Portlrio Diaz Is furiously 111
nnd that a fatal result is probauic. No
continuation is obtainable.
Powder puffs, poker chips and music
rolls nro being furnished members of
the houso from the public treasury,
according to the charge made by Rep
resentative Willis of Ohio.
Warrants were Issued for tho arrest
of 13 members of the common council
of the city of Detroit on charges of
accepting bribes for their votes and
influence in passing of a measuro af
fecting city property recently trans
ferred to a railroad.
J. G. Thompson, internal revenue
collector, replied to President Taft'B
demand that ho resign his office, by
notifying the secretary oi tho treas
ury that ho would not quit. Thnmpsfle
is u ituoseveii oooiner.
Sixty thousand Chicago union work
Men paused for five mlnutei while
mass una being said for the Isto Mar
tin H. (Skinny) Madden, onetime la
bor czar of the Mlddlo WeBt.
The latest attempt to scile Mt. Mc
Klnlcy haB failed. iTof. Hei'Jiel C.
Parker of Columbia unP.o.'B'.':' and
Pelniore Browne of Tnco.-..i live la
rked at Fairbanks, .Mask; wfh . re
port that their efforts to scale the
highest point on this continent hivo
Branding Col. Roosevelt as a 'pi
rate," charging him with "deliber-j'e-Iy
misleading tho public" a-. I af'g
ifig that ho "trumped up nnd fakfd"
contests of delegates nt ths Chl'-ajro
uouujiitlon, Representati' o Fr-Tk
Montell (Rep.), Wyom'nj, In tne
house, denied alleged "fraud' la Toft's
Horry K. Thaw was held to be still
insane by Justice Keogh in his deci
sion handed down In tho latest habeas
corpus case. Thaw was ordered sent
back to Matteawan asylum Immediate
ly by tho justice.
Unusually heavy rains and tlo( Js
hava prevailed on the northern coast
of Jnpan. Four hundred ns-ncs are
missing and are believed to have per
ished, Much damage has been drno
In a series of cloudbursts and heavy
rains throughout the western pan. of
Pennsylvania nt least seventeen per
sons wore drowned and property dam
age will run Into hundreds of thou
sands. Application was made to the su
perior court at San Francisco for the
dissolution of the California Sugar
Refining company, known as rtie west
ern brunch of the sugar i-UBt.
Bacteriological tests made con
firmed tho' diagnosis of health officers
that Joseph Isen, tho Russian immi
grant seized at Buffalo, N. Y., Is a
Ten Progressive Republicans over
threw tho regular Republicans In tho
senate and joined with tho Democrats
in passing tho La Follotto woolen tar
iff rovlslon bill ns a substitute for
the Democratic measure framed by
the Irause of representatives.
Tho Kansas supremo court handed
down a decision that tho Roosevelt
presidential electors must remain on
tho primary ballot and that voters in
the state can express their choice
between Taft and Roosevelt as Re
When the fall semester opens at
tho University of California the naino
of Sun Fo, 20 years old, son of Dr.
Sun Ynt Sen; head of tho revolution
ary movement In China, will be ou the
roster of students.
In an attempt to solve tho social
problem, Cleveland, O., will open a
lino municipal dance hall, in which
couples will be permitted to dance for
A $62,000,000 nickel (rust to control
the world's output of that metal has
beou agreed upon. The principal fig
ures in it are K. C. Converse, presi
dent of tho International Nickel com
pany, president of the Bankers' Trust
company, and ono of tho most power
ful men in Wall street; W. 10. Corey,
at ono time president of the United
States Steel corporation; Ambrose Mo
uell and Robert M. Thompson.
Charging that the Pennsylvania
Railroad company has entered a con
spiracy with other roads to control
passenger traffic in Ohio, Attorney
General T. S. Hogan said he was pre
paring to bring suit In the circuit
court to oust tho Pennsylvania from
doing business In Ohio.
More tlnn sixty persons wore killed
nnl many wounded in an attack by
Zapatistas on a passenger train be
tween City of Mexico and Cuernavaca,
Tho earthquake that shook Guadala.
Jara, Mexico, to Its foundation, de
stroying a largo number of buildings
and rendering several thousands home
less, came aB tho cHmnx of u scries
of selsmla disturbances covering a
period of nioro than live weeks, Nine
ty distinct shocks wero felt within
In bitter phrases, culminating, in a
dlatHbe agulnst Justice Daniel Thew
Wright, President Gompors of tho
American Federation of Labor dls
cusseU the jurist's recent fccntcuclug
of Gompors, Mitchell and Morrison
for contempt, of court In a signed edi
torial In the American Kederattonlst.
Former Senator Albert J. Bevorldgo
will bo temporary chairman ot the
Progressive national convention. Tho
former Indiana senator has accepted
the position and will sound the key
note of tho new movement.
Emlllo Vasqucz Gomez was released
under $10,000 temporary bond at Sun
Antonio, Tex., when ha appeared to
answer a federal chargo of conspiracy
to violate tho neutrality laws.
Conditions are peaceful at both Lis
bon and Oporto. Flying columns ot
republican troops continue the search
In tho north for roycillsts, but no more
have becu found.
COLQUITT IN LEAD,
SEY CLOSE UP
GOVERNOR OF TEXAS NOT YET
SURE OF RENOMINATION
Congressman Has .Generoln Advan
. . t.mp Over Choice Randell and
f f .Whiter All Delegate .In , j
T Congress Renominated.
Austin, Tex. Gov. Colquitt's nomi
nation for a second term over his op
ponent, W. F. Ramsey, by not to ex
iced 0,000 majority, is tho estlmnto
based on tho count of about 350.000
votes out or a total ot 425,000 cast at
tho Democratic primaries.
Complete returns may change the
situation to a Ramsoy victory by a
small majority, although this is con
sidered unlikely. It 1b practically the
same vote for the two candidates cast
last year on tho proposition ot state
Congressman Morris Sheppard haB
received the Indorsement for United
States senator, receiving a majority
over Jake Wolters of Houston aud
Congressman Choice B. Rr.ndell of
Sherman. As the legislature will have
a dry majority on Joint ballot Shop
pard's election Is assured.
All Congressmen Renominated.
All tho delegation In congrcsB wob
rettominnted and incomplete returns
Indicate the nomination ot Jeff McLe
more of Houston and C. M. Cureton of
Meridian for congressmen at large.
Wiley Imboden of Rusk was nomi
nated lieutenant governor; W. P.
Lane, renominated state oamptroller;
13d Kone, renominated agricultural
commissioner; Earl Mnyncld defeat
ed John L. Wortham, incumbent, for
railroad commissioner; W. E. Haw
kins and Nelson Phillips wcro noml'
nated associate justices of the ou
preme court, and B. F. Loor.ey is In
tho lead for attorney general.
Vaughn Named for Congress.
Texarkana, Ark. Horace W. Vaughn,
present state senator, was nominated
In tho primaries for congressman
from tho First Texas district. Mr.
Vaughn carried eight of the eleven
counties composing this district, and
will liKve a plurality of between 1,500
and 2,000 over the next highest of his
Slain Girl's Body Found.
Now York. Detectives are putting
In a strenuous ttmo searching tho
docks and wharves and tenements
near Degraw street, Brooklyn, at tho
foot ot which the body ot S-year-old
Mary Barsuto was found floating. In
tho child's throat her murderer had
jammed a piece ot white linen and a
bandanna handkerchief. Tho Barsuto
girl is the third child to havo been
murdered in Greater New Yoik within
the past two months.
Train Hits Auto; 6 Dead.
Toledo, O. Six persons wero killed,
two fatally Injured nnd anotner hurt
south of Alexis, Mich., twelve miles
north of here, when a Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern train struck an
automobile containing nine people
Two women, a man and threo boys
wero killed outright.
Collier Is Sunk by Liner.
Montreal, Canada. The Canadian
Pacific railway Bteamshlp Empress of
Britain, outward bound, collided with
tho collier Helvetia,, In a donso fog
near the mouth of the St. Lawrence
river. The collier was Bunk, but Its
crew were rescued.
Women Locked In by Thief.
Kansaa City, Mo. For forty min
utes Mrs. P. J. McCarthy and her two
dnughters wero locked In a bathroom
of their home here, afraid to call for
help because a daylight burglar had
threatened to kill them. The man
who forced tho women to go upstairs
In their house and locked them In tho
bathroom obtained about $500 worth
Peanut Roaster Kills Man.
Slgourney, la. Chauncey Meyers of
Washington, la., wns killed almost In
stantly here when tho boiler of n
peanut roaBtcr exploded, tho frag
ments striking him In tho back. Tho
acoldont occurred just as ho was
stepping Into an automobile to leave
Miners Recover One Dody,
Unlontown, Pa. Tho body of Peter
Evans, one of threo men caught by
tin tlood In tho mines of tho Frlck
Coko company, was recovered by res
ellers who have boon at work contin
uously since the accident,
8mugged Japanese Use Compass.
San Dlpgo, Cnl.-r Making their way
with tho aid of a compass across El
Cajon, valley, fivo Japaneso wero cap
tured near Bostonla, by immigration
Inspectors, and brought to San Dlcgo
end placed In jail.
Denies Soldiers Were Disorderly.
Chicago. Adjutant General C, H.
Uoardmnn has Issued a statement, de
nying that there wero drunken orgies
and Insults offered to women nt Camp
Douglas, Minn,, as was reported ben
Tho senate, after about eight hours'
consideration, passed the house excise
bill by a vote of. 37 to IS. Tho bill
extends the special corporation tax
Unit wns a feature of tho Paync-Ald-rich
law fo Individuals and copartner
ships. Tho vennto amendment npplylnf,tho
federal eight-hour to all government
navnl 'contracts rather than n provis
ion that lilt. contracts must bo under
"lght-hours-work ' conditions, was ac
cepted by tlio house.
Rcprcsontntlvo Frank W. Mondell
of Wyoming was elected a momber ot
ilthohouse.'' nrnrejprfatlons committee,
Bncceeu:r.g me inio ucprcsenuiuvc
Malby of New York.
The houso adopted a Joint resolu
tion appropriating $5,000 to light tho
army worm, which some Southern
statesmen saltl was so numerous that
It stopped trains.
The workmen's compensation bill
wns not reported by the houso Judi
ciary committee as its supporters had
hoped, and Its opponents say tills in
dicates no action will bo taken at this
session of congress.
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
signed tho contract which restores tho
American tlag to tho mallshlps of tho
Pacific service and provides a new
fast service from San Francisco to
An investigation to determine
whether any persons or organizations
in tho United States havo been fo
menting rebellion In Cuba or Mexico
was directed by the senato when It
adopted the Nelson resolution,
Tho Alaskan civil government bill,
establishing a legislature of ono houso
In tho territory with authority to en
act local laws, passed the Bonato with
practically no opposition. The houso
has passed the bill, but a conference
will be necessary to adjust differ
ences. Tho house committee on judiciary
will undortako a thorough Investiga
tion of tho leef trust, A decision to
this effect was reached at i meeting
of tho committee. Representative
Norrls of Nebraska, a progressive,
brought the matter to the attention of
Senator Overman declared Presi
dent Taft's veto message on tho cot-tor.-chemlcal
cchedulc was "ono of the
most remarkable documents over
penned or sent to congress." Ho de
clared tho president hnd been misled
by nn export of the tariff board, whh
had made calculations on a "falso
basis of prices" aud using the short
ton, Instead of tho long ton, In his
work of estimation.
President Taft's tariff board ob
tained tho promise of ono more year
of life from tho senate. After a short
fight that body, by a vote of 34 to 20,
authorized In the sundry civil appro
priations bill an expenditure of $225,
000 for another year's work of Investi
gation by the tariff experts.
A Canadian reciprocity aud wood
pulp tariff amendment will bo offered
by Senator Gronna of North Dakota.
It provides for the repeal of tho Cana
dian reciprocity law, and for i reduc
tion by one-half of tho Payne-Aldrlch
tariff law rates on wood pulp, and
The house adopted tho conference
report, on a bill Introduced by Repre
sentative Davenport requiring that all
conveyances ot land inherited by full
blood Indians be approved by tho pro
bate courts of Oklahoma.
In a Btrong arraignment of tho
United States government for its fail
ure to obtain redress for injuries to
American citizens and property result
ing from tho Mexican Insurrections
and revolution, Senator Albert B Fall
ot Now Moxlco, declared In the senate
that this country would not regain its
prestige in Mexico in fifty years.
Former Senator Nathan B. Scott of
West Virginia told the senato commit
tee Investigating campaign funds of
1904 and 1908 tht no contributions
wero mado to Col. Roosevelt's cam
paign by corporations, by Henry Have
meyer, tho Bugar king, or by any rep
resentatives of the International Har
vester company, so far as ho could
T1k field of randidates for Dr. Har
vey W. Wiley's former job as tho gov
ernment's pure food expert has nar
rowed down to less than a half dozen
men. Dr. James II. Beal of Sclo, O.,
II. E. Barnard ot tho Indiana depart
ment of health, and Lucius P. Brown,
puro food Inspector for Tgnnessee,
nro tho most prominently nnnicd
among thoso now under consideration.
Creation of n fedoral bureau to reg
ulate trusts and appointment of n con
gressional committee to frame a now
anti-trust law were tho features of u
mluorlty report filed with the Stanloy
steal commlttco by Representative
Littloton (Dom.), Now York
The postofflco appropriation bill
cairylng approximately $232,000,000,
was roported to tho senato, Tho prin
cipal feature of tho bill, Is a provision
establishing a parcels post on tho
zono plan, ,
Tho houso receded from its stipula
tion that all navy coal shall ba mined
under olght hour labor conditions, and
agreed to a round-the-world wireless
systom, with stations In Pannma, Cal
ifornia, Hawaii, Samoa, Guam and tho
Philippines. Tho houso opposed tho
establishment ol a station on tho
Waslhngton or Alaskan coast.
Delogato Wickcrsham of Alaska
pointed out to tho houso territories
cemmitteo that under tho terms ot
the Boohor bill to provido for the leas
lug ot government Undu In Alaska,
railroad acquisition of such coa) lands
would bo oasy, ,
TO MAKE LOG OF HIGHWAY.
Culverts and Bridges nnd Condition
of Roads Will Be Noted.
Columbia. A complete log ot tho
Missouri state highway will be mado
by Walter Williams, dean of tho col
lego of Journalism; Frank L. Martin,
professor of Journalism, and Curtis
Hill, state highway engineer, In com
pany with P. B. Venablo of Columbia.
Tho party will leave Columbia and go
to Kansas City over tho old trail
Meetings will be held nt places
along the route If desired by tho com
mercial clubs of the-to.wns through
which they pass, and good roads en
thusiasm will be stirred up.
The following Monday tho party
will start from Kansas City and go
through to St. Louis, completing tho
log of tho road east of Columbia.
Every culvert nnd bridge and thj con
dition of the road will bo noted by
Curtis Hill. Distances will bo re
corded. HUGS BURGLAR FOR HUSBAND.
Palmyra Wife. Scared, Caresses In
truder, Thinking Him Mate.
Palmyra. A burglar, who broke
into the home of John Bross, a farm
or, east of this city, had a thrilling
Bross had been aroused by tho bur
glar and wns searching the house or
him, followed by Mrs. Bross. The
burglar took refuge In a closet, and
Mrs. Bross, mistaking him for her
husband, throw her arms about him
to persuade him to tako no chances.
The burglar, thinking the had been
captured, remained motionless, until
Airs. Bross, in her excitement, dis
closed her error. The burglar gently
unloosened her arms from around him
and jumped through a window and
Canning Plant at Pen.
Jefferson City. Although tho prop
osition to utilize tho convicts in tho
penitentiary for tho manufacture of
radium is looked upon in official cir
cles ns a joke, it is known that lead
ers of both political parties aro puz
zled as to tho problem of utilizing the
activities ot tho 2,400 convicts when
the antl-prlsou labor law becomes
fully effective. Two plans are being
considered, both of which may bo
adopted In part. Ono Is to establish
a large canning plant In tho peniten
tiary. At this tlmo the binder twine
plaut is tho only manufacturing Indus
try in the penientiary owned by tho
state, but it can employ but a few
Fulton Drought May Be Broken.
Fulton. Even though the Callaway
county court will Insist on tho signa
tures of two-thirds of tho property
owners of a block to saloon petitions,
it Is naw beliovcd that tho saloon
men will succeed in getting a dram
shop pormit. Four petitions aro now
in circulation, one of which is for a
block lu which no previous effort had
hero mado to locate n saloon. Tho
other threo petitions aro for men who
havo been beforo tho court at 'differ
ent tlns during tho Inst six months.
Their petitions were refused nt tho
last regular session of court.
Wrights to Hold Reunion.
Columbia. Fivo hundred members
of the Wright family will meet. In Co
lumbla August 27 for a four-day ro
union at the call of J. Kolley Wright,
president of tho Peter Wright division
of the Wright family. All Wrighta
from every stato In the Union, prac
tically, who are descended from Peter
Wright, of Virginia, will moot here.
Priest Is Welcomed Home.
JelTerBpn City. The congregation
of St. Peter's church held a public re
coptlon In St. Petor's hall to welcome
the pastor, Rev, Joseph Sellnger,
homo from a trip to Europo and to
commemorate tho twenty-fifth anni
versary of his ordination to tho priest
hood. Fish Are Caught by Hand.
Gentry. "Fishing by hnnd" Is tho
latest method for catching fish In the
Grand river. Owing to tho drought
tho river Is low nnd fish aro easily
caught. Many may bo found In partly
submerged hollow logs, el'oplo de-siring
thoni simply pick thorn up.
Killed by Pump Handle.
Sudalln. Richard W, Lankcunu, a
blacksmith, wub killed west of Seda
Ha when tho handle of a pump "struck
and crushed his skull.
Horse's Kick Kills Farmer.
Rich Hill. Holl Heath, nged 55, a
farmer, living near Tnhorvllle, wbb
kicked by an unruly horse and died In
a lew minutes and beforo medical aid
could reach him.
Horse Drags Boy to Death,
Miami. Morris Hardin, tho 11-year-old
son of W. P Hardin, a farmer liv
ing six miles east of here, was
dragged and kicked to death when lf
horso ran awny. His mother wit
nessed tho tragody. '
Macon Calls Dayton Pastor.
Macon. Rov, Charles P, Forman,
D. D ot Dayton, Ind., has boon called
to the Macon Presbyterian church to
supply the pulpit vacant since the res
ignation of Dr, Samuel Palmer, who
la bow in St. Louis.
WORTHY OF ALL CONFIDENCE
Democratic Presidential Ticket Will
Appeal to the Country as an
Governor Wilson Is n progressive
Democrat, and in theory ho must bo
regarded as decidedly rndlcal in his
theories, but he Is evidently too
prompt nnd prnctlcal in his disposi
tion of tho affairs in which tho public
welfare is involved to disturb unnec
essarily the business Interests of tho
country. Business is practically tho
dnlly bread of tho people. To work
is every man's duty, Imposed upon
him from tho foundation of tho world,
nnd that ho shall bo duly nnd Justly
paid for his services waB a duty laid
upon human society by that wime di
vine decree, but at tho some time
there must bo no Invasion of consti
tutional rights and no despoiling of
private property. Thaftho governor
In his present high ofllclnl station
recognizes thoso laws nnd that ho
will continue to regard them ns tho
chief magistrate of tho American re
public Is to be fully trusted to his
sense of Justice and accepted by th
people with tho fullest confidence, k.
scholar mny bo a mere dreamer and
pragmatic theorist, but Governor Wil
son has too much of political nnd
practical Initiative and ability to bo
put In such a category. Ho is going
to bo president of tho United States
as far as human conditions can mako
him so, and he will bo a good one.
Tho Democratic ticket was completed
by tho nomination to tho vice presi
dency of Governor Thomas Riley
Marshall of Indiana. Governor Mar
shall is also a man of high educa
tional attainments, and Is a lnwyor of
high stnndlng, but, curiously enough,
llko Governor Wilson, hcrucver held
a political oftlco until he was elected
governor of hln state. The two nomi
nations reverse tho notion that in or
der to attain high ofTlclal station a
mnn must go through a course ot po
litical training from subordinate
places to tho highest stations. Hero
are two citizens who wero elevated
nt a slnglo movement to tho highest
public places in their respective
states and they havo gnlned such fa
vor that they aro now nominated to
tho higheBt places In the nation.
That Is a striking fact. New Orleans
Riding to a Hard Fall.
President Taft Is generally believed
to be entirely confident of re-election.
Reports to that effect come from
rnany sources. Ho refuses to bo con
vinced by tho arguments of those to
whom his crue3 looks hopeless. He
Is not oven depressed by their warn
ings and their low estimates of his
Tho president's moat Implacable
enemies could not ask anything more
than that ho may continue to be In
this state of mind until election day.
The confident candldato who is not
victorious rides to tho hardest falls
sustained In politics. Htvsnffers the
worst bruisea when ho goes down.
In this case It 1b difficult to under
stand how anyone can figure out a
fair chance for tho success of tho
Tafe ticket Tho conditions are such
that it is unlikely to get hnlt ns many
electoral votes as nro needed to
chooso a president. Tho proportion
may not exceed one-fourth or even
ono-tonth ot tho number required.
Cleveland Loader (Rep.).
Come Over to the Democrats.
Senator Cummins practically agrees
with Goornor Osborn. The former
Intimates that tho Chlcogo nominee Is
not tho nominee of tho Republican
party; the latter says bluntly that tho
party Ib without a candldato for tho
presidency. For Republicans who bo
llovo tho Chicago convention to hnvo
been unrepresentative and Its actions
fraudulent, nnd who still desire to ro
tnln their connection with the party,
this spoms to bo tho only correct posi
tion. They can eliminate tho bosses
only by reorganization or by fighting
them from within. Tho end cannot
bo attained by bolting Into another
party, as complctoly and ns viciously
bossed as Is tho ono of their pres
ent association, aud which represents
nothing but tho exaggerated egoism
of a defeated candidnto. By support
ing tho Democratic boss-killer Prog
ressive Republicans would most ef
fectually and expeditiously emanci
pate their own party.
Democracy believes that a way can
bo found to put nn end to monopoly
and plunder In tho name of Big Busi
ness, not In wnyB strange nnd new,
hut by restoring nnd exalting princi
ples as old as this government, which
havo been neglected nnd trampled
This is n big tnsk. it will require
nil the conscience and wisdom nnd
energy the Democracy can bring to
Its performance. Wo must bo patlont
enough to think! earnest enough to
do right whatever It costs tis, ener
getic enough to fight harder for equal
opportunity than tho men on the oth
er side will for unrighteous gain.
Marshall Strengthens Ticket,
The contrast between Marshall nnd
Sherman speaks for itself. Sherman
is universally recognized as n load
which Mr. Tnft. already overburdened,
must carry, Governor 'Marshall, on
the other hand, brings fo Governor
Wilson the added strength of his own
popularity In Indiana, wbUn Mr. Taft
carried by only n nnrrow margin four
years ago, which Is now represented
by two Democratic senators, and
which should now bo counted In the
Democratic column as a result of put
tine OoTornor Marshall on the Uektit
PLEAD "RIGHT" TO TAX
REPUBLICAN PARTY STILL
STRONG FOR PRIVILEGE.
Chairman Hlllcs, In His First Offlela'
Document, Pleads for the Trusts
Against the Interests of
All the People.
Charlos D. Hlllcs, tho nowly chosen
chnlrman of tho Republican National
commlttco, ns his first official net
founds a defiance to tho onemy. Thei
Democratic platform begins with
recognition of tho notorious fact that
tho Constitution does not nuthorize
tho laying ot tariff taxes for the pro-'
tor.ttpn ot manufactures. Siys Chair
"It (tho Democratic platform) de
clares .ib falso the vital Issue of the
constitutional liberties of tho Individ-,
ual, It would leavo tho in
dividual defenseless in tho protection
of thoso rights declared Inalienable,
under the Constitution."
It might be Just ns well for us to
got clearly in mind exactly what
"right of tho individual" Chairman
Hlllcs is defending. It is tho right
of ono mnn to tax another for his.
That Is what protection means. Un
der tho Payne-Aldrlch tariff there is
a heavy tax on gloves. Mr. Hllles,
llko nil good Republicans, stands for
tho "right" of ex-Congressman 1.1 1
taucr ot Gloversvillo, N. Y to tax
the working women ot St. Louis by
exacting a higher price for inferior
gloves 'than good ones would bring if
sold in competition with the open
Under tho Payno-Aldrich law arti
cles manufactured ot rubber are pro
tected by a heavy tax. Chairman
Hlllcs stands for tho "right" ot the
Aldrlch rubber Interests thus to tax
American consumers of rubber for
their own profit.
Under the Payne-Aldrlch law thore
is n heavy tariff on steel rails. This
enables tho Steel trust of Mr. Gary,
Mr. Perkins and Mr. Morgan, which
makes steel so cheaply aB to sell tens
of thousands of tons each year in tho
foreign market in competition with
tho world, to lay a heavy burden on
tho purchaser ot steel at homo a
burden which forms part of every
railroad rate nnd is one factor of the
high cost ot living in every homo.
And Mr. Chnlrman Hllles stands for
the "constitutional liberty" of Mr.
Morgan and tho steel magnates thus
to tax tho rest of us In order to mako
more Pittsburgh 'millionaires and pllo
up more cash and securities In tho
vaults of the Steel trust banks!
Tho Democratic party asks'iothlng
better than the opportunity to Join
battlft with the Republicans on the
"right" to tax everybody for the prof
It of somebody. St. Louis Republic.
Proper and Improper Tariffs.
Daniel C. Roper, chief clerk of the
ways and means committee of the
bouse, statistician and tariff export,
"Tho Democrats havo clearly shown
that thero are two kinds of tariff;
ono for revenue, nnd ono for protec
tion; that a rovenuo tariff Is intended
to produco the necessary money to
support the federal government; that
a protective tariff is to tax the people
to raise rovonue for private pockets.
As tho tariff wall of prohibitive du
ties is Increased, Just so aro trade
combinations fostered and the pcoplo
required to pay exorbitant prices. Pro
hibitive tariffs prevent relief from
without ths country, whllo combina
tions plunder the people within the
country. Again, ns the revenue for
private pockets Increases, that for tho
public treasury diminishes, because
ot tho high and protective wall cre
ated against Imports."
Can Reduce Cost of Living.
The promise to reduce tho cost of
living has boon hold out so often and
so fruitlessly by seekers after ofHco
during tho past few years that tho
wonder Is that wo should hear it
again. When Govornor Foss waa
elected for tho first tlmo two yoara
ugo It wns on the platform that his
election would cheapen commodities
to the people ot Massachusetts. Ho is
now well in IiIb second term and tho
cost of living is higher than it was at
tho dato of his first lnnugural. A gov
ernor ot Massachusetts has no real
power to reduco .prices directly. A
president of tho United States, stand
ing on a sympathetic national plat
form, can Initiate leglBlntlon nnd gen
eral policies tending to wipe out some
of tho factors of excesBlvo prices, not
high prices. His platform has behind
It the pledgo of legislation to put it lu
Verdict Is Against Taft,
Ho has been tried. The verdict ot
tbo big majority ot his own party, tha
unanimous verdict of all other parties
is that William Howard Tnft is un
faithful, unreliable, unfit.
Duty of the Dtmocracy,
The task now beforo tho Democracy
is to revise tho tariff In tbo interest
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w reiorm mo currency laws. wa
wont to put a Democratic president at. J
a Democratic; senate at the other.;. (M?
that when Champ Clark lifts Uiesavet-C
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