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THE PERRYBBURG JOURNAL.
The Taft Roosevelt Controversy as seen by the Leaders of Both Sides. BIG THINGS DONE AND IN PROGRESS NO PREDECESSOR OF PRESIDENT HA8 HAD SUCH CHANCE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT. TAFT USES OPPORTUNITIES Hob Made More History Than Any Executive Save Tho6e Who Were Incumbent During a War. By Gus J. Karger. Among the things Taft has done are: 1. Negotiation of arbitration trea tise with Great Britain and France. 2. Enforcement of anti-trust stat ute, involving prosecution of nearly three score monster combinations. . 3. Government victories in Stand- ard Oil and Tobacco trust cases, ef- fectlng clear interpretation of Sher- man la " 4. Abrogation of obsolete nasanort treaty with Russsia. u m Adoption of principle of scion-' ariff revision, schedule by sched- tlflo tariff ule. 6. Creation of tariff board to re port on difference between oost of production at home and abroad. 7. Fifty-eight million dollars deficit transformed into $30,000,000 surplus by operation of tariff act and exer cise of rigid economy In government department expenditures. 8. Veto of wool, cotton and farm ers' free list bills, on ground that they vlolated principle of protection pro- claimed by Republican platform. 9. Panama canal, brought to stage approaching completion, without breath of scandal. 10. Veto of Arizona statehood bill because of offensive "recall-of-Judges" provision of Its constitution. 11. Postofilco department, for first tlmo In history, placed on self-sustaining basis'. 12. Military maneuvers along Mex- lean border, that made for mainten ance of order on both sideB of border and preserved American neutrality. 13. Reorganization of army in pro gress, providing for unprecedented mobility of troops. 14. Reorganization of customs ser vice, corruption eliminated, frauds ex posed and punished, and millions ol dollars recovered. 15. Bureau of mines created. 16. Workmen's compensation act fought to successful Issue in supreme court 17. Commission report of employ- era' liability, accompanied by bill and President's endorsement 18. Further extension of safety ap pliance act, safeguarding lives and limbs of railroad employes. 19. Abolition of "pork barrel" sys tem of river and harbor appropria tions and substitution of new and suc cessful business policy. 2,0. Negotiations of treaties with Honduras and Nicaragua, making for permanent peace In those countries. 21.Negotlatlons and ratification of new treaty with Japan, which brought the two countries together in bonds of genuine friendship. 22. Establishment of postal sav ings banks, resulting in deposits ag gregating millions annually. 23. Establishment of Economy and Efficiency commission, whose recom mendations will accomplish saving of many millions annually. 24. Creation of Stocks and Bonds commission, which has submitted a valuable and exhaustive report, as ba sis for sane and useful legislation. ,,.. j 3 i j zo. jouiiuueu uruoTesa lowara es- tabllshment of parcels post 26fl Judicial appointments taken oui oi poiHica. n. iMon-pouucai memoas maae BUCCeSSfUl In taklnC thirteenth Census, ... , x... ... t ., 28. Further extension of civil ser- vtnn v ornmiHvn nrnni- with rnnnm. mendatlon to place practically all federal appointments on merit basis. 29. Passage of corporation excise tax law, yielding $30,000,000 annually, and establishing government survell once for corporation methods. 30. Income tax amendment sent to enatofor ratification. 31. Conservation policies put on practical working basis, and a real Alaskan policy adopted. 32. Further extension of powers ot .. to writ of Injunction, from putting rate Increase Into effect without ap- proval ot Interstate Commerce com mtflBlon. . 3G. Creation ot a court of customs inoala. " appeals 37. Enactment ot boiler Inspection taw, 88. Recommendations submitted for n revision of tho national currency that will make panics Impossible and obsolete. , 89. White slave traffic almost wiped out a Scores of bucket-shops and get- 'rleh-julok eoacarns forced out ot ! ttWiu Interstate Commerce commission, down by President Taft, spent their with subsequent submission of rail- hours and days In damning Roose-roads-of country to provisions of the velt Why this change of heart? law. No man need bo ashamed to be for 33. Recommendations submitted for Roosovelt .If ho Is really for him, but enactment of federal incorporation do flot bo used as a tool to advanco act setflsh and anti-Republican interests. 34. China opened to Amorlcan Galllpolls Journal, finance on terms of equality with tne rest of the world. He's Too Tender to Tell. 36. Railroads prevented, by appeal "Tho president could wreck tho THOUGHT JN CAPITAL - ".?rt"8 " """ Being elected by a 'straw vote U flattering rather than satisfying. 'Hlncn hn declared for lienniin. ths "drya" bellovo Harmon Is his own Jo. nub. in tho ship of state. Of tho 240 Republican newspapers In Ohio, nlno are for Roosovelt or almost nine one being In doubt. Recent developments indicate that Colonel Roosovo'lt put Secretary Taft In tho chair to keep It warm for him while ho took a vacation hunting in Africa. One advantage In living In the cap ital of Taft's Btate Is that one gets to hoar all tho foreign missionaries of discontent. Governor Johnson of Cal ifornia came last ,Clapp, La Follette, Poindexter, Plnchot and Roosovelt have been here and Emma Goldman. Stand aside, you takers of straw votes by hundreds I Here is a vote by hnudreds of thousands. The Appeal tb Reason, Glrard, Kas., a Publication having G20.000 subscrib- ors, Has taKen a pole, Which results, "1DS 14'.7b"' "rZan. V."' ... .- . , , . -.., 569. Clark 130, Taft 111, Wilson 13, Hoosevelt 17. Will Taft Really Fight? The real Issue is whether we art to change our form of government. What Mr. Taft needs to do is to show the people what tho Insurgents nnd their Socialist allies mean to do to the country If they get the chance. Mil lions of voters are waiting to bo edu cated on this subject For an educational campaign Mr. Taft" has every advantage. He is pres- ident of the United States; and the American people arc in the habit of listening to their president Mr. Taft can make the people hear and heed as no other living man can. All Mr. Taft has to do Is to stand P a"d declare, with the authority of his great office, what Insurgency really means and Is, and to tell the pointed truth that Insurgents are not merely reformers but revolutionists. T.pf Mr. Tnft Rnpnk out that truth boldly and positively, and his troubles will soon be over. Chicago Inter ocean. Before He Changed His Mind. It Is to be hoped that no one will be so lost to all sense of delicacy as to arise in the Chicago convention hall and quote Mr. Roosevelt's words In opposition to the nomination cf President Grant for a third term, to foil another "colled serpent of an un scrupulous ambition." Marlon Star. A Candid Insurgent. Mr. Everls A. Hayes, the leader of tjje insurgents In the house of repre- sentatives, speaking of the critics of President Taft, said: "These men do not hesitate to use misrepresentation exaggeration, even falsehood, to bring odium upon the head of tho nation. Upon everything that he proposes they cast suspicion. They belittle and ridicule without any reference to the merits of the suggestion that he makes. They apparently gladly ex pose their own insincerity and lack of consistency if they can, but put the executive, as they express it, in a hole.' " New York Tribune. Is Experience Worthless? Even a progressive statesman might pause and ponder a very striking fact pointed out by Andrew D. White, when he says: "So far as I am aware, no modern country has adopted the recall of judges as part of Its admin istrative machinery, and I must con fess that even to think of It makes me dazed." New York World. Missed the Point. Tho rVilnnnl fnllod tn enmn tn Hia r . .. ---- -- .- w noint in his much Heralded speech at Columbug. with the whole co.mtrv Columbus. With the whole country mrtottaMBw t on his alUed Andf t on his alleged candl- more or less pronouncement on his alleged candi- dacy. he floated into a disauisltlon on . . . . - .- . thnaa Innnffnrnhln hnroa tho InlMn. tlve, referendum and recall; strung nnH.n H.n.ln ,nmltlnH ...nfn4tn favorite author. Theodore , about "big business" and friend, the "square, deal;" from his Roosevelt our old and, on tho whole, exhibited a rather straddling and diluted "progresslv Ism." Milwaukee Sentinel (Rep.). True In Every County. The Gallia County Roosovelt club, so-called, is a simon pure product of the selfish desire of disgruntled Re- nubllcans who. nrior to their turn- mw m-i. au - wsuwa fuaw uuwMWb W4 - - -- whole game of third-term Intrigue In a single speech," declares the New York World, "If ho would stand up ntfl fall thn fi-nr-lr lirufnl tmitli nhnnt .4(.A k... V.AW ....., ... uv... V. UV.A .WU,1. the Roosevelt conspiracy against Wb nA .InlcfmHn,, administration." Political Treachery. The announcement ot ex-President Roosovelt that he will accent tho Re- publican presidential nomination it the tender Ib made marks the cllmar of n bit of polltlca treachory without parallel In the annals of tho Republl- rn party and the nation. It tn not j only a flagrant disregard ot the time- honored precdat that B jnaa iaaU oek a third term as president, but la a shameless violation of an unthouphi but none the less solemn and binding pledge given by Mr. Roosevelt "uu der no circumstances will I be a can didate for or accept another nomina tion." President Taft is a statesman, not a politician, and having a high senso of honor as tho standard by which ho Judges his felOWS, ho did not doubt tho sincerity of the pledges of friend- ship made by his predecssor. Zanesvllle Courier. Lady Pamela's Dishonorable Deed (Copyright, 13U.br Associated Literary iron.) I was staying with Lady Pamela, at her lovely house In town. tj i ., t uj . 'Z:::;Z :Z:r7nn,,; tw77ears"nnUhg'. taFt" Germany. ' Then wo had come homej and tho .,., tlm. T hard frotn ,. Bho wa3 eagaged t0 ,. Gerald Lumley. Slx months Inter thnv wnr mnrrieil and. -, - .. . . ., after seemingly endless globe-trot- tl nad Bettlcd down at Lumley Court In Kent. That was nrteen years ago, ana since then Lady Pamela haa never missed having me with her for a month or so during tho London aea- son. "Let us have a quiet evening to- ti,m'ri.in.i,i,;,io1,ino,f. fjlikuui, j.-kG.tu, ouu uuu Hum u... m.v..- noon. And I had heartily agreed, for the bustle and fatigue of dinner par- ties. -theaters and balls during the lout h,,. roov nA ti,,nn.hiv Hro.i m 1 drifted into Lady Pamela's bou- Jnfva nn iA frtiir i rl Vi o ! tTfV-i thoughtful eyes at a little sliver casket she held in her hand. Slowly she opened the delicate sil ver box and took from It a visiting card. Then she put it back and closed th(J box wUh a tiny Bnap "Pamela!" I said. "You look quite serious. There must be some tragic tale connected with that card." Lady Pamela started. Then sho smiled. "There Is a story, Helen, but It is hardly tragic at least to the person nuiay a' JOLhnnnni Xht most concerned. It happened eight years ago. Pnttnlil ntiil T nrflia etn T taR in this very nouse, and I was giv- .- .i . i, i,if h. ing a dance one of tho biggest of the season. "I had staying with me at the time a very beautiful girl. Her name was Cynthia Carruthers. It was her first season and London had gone wild over her. On the night of the ball Cynthia came to me. I knew she was in trouble or difficulty, but had not asked her anything, knowing that It wouid an come out sooner or later, And It did thnt evening. "It appeared there were two men only tivc whom she really cared for. Both were to be at tho ball and both, , ovr,or.to,i wniiM nrnnnso tn her. "The poor girl was nearly distract- ed She could not decide which to nccent and came to me as helpless as DaDy "The' two men were Major Bewsher and Lieutenant Carstalrs. Both were handsome. Carstalrs was young, and poor as a rat Bewsher had money, Of him I had my suspicions. Monte Carlo-drlnk-cards. Nothing serious, of course, but there all the same. "I liked the boy Carstalrs, but V-tA-tr Ittla nhnut him .. .tttii n,tiin r momhPr Gnv. Ing, 'you must take Major Bewsher and give up Carstalrs.' 'Oh! no, no, no,' she had cried, and when I said Vnrv Ttroll thisn tnlrp Pnrfltnira. VOU silly girl.'' sho burst into sobs and said she could not give up Bewsher, and so on. "In fact tho girl simply did not wm.,1 mo "" "" """ "--, ' -woo JM0 fnr hnr " "-w" -- .. ... . "'Very wen,- i saw, i win ao bo " rather I shall help you to decide for yourself. But you must promise ' w,,ntvpr M.inn wo t" '," T; tvnr apo!.!-, wo '" """" "' -- -ma tn' COme to.' ",e PrmIsed- YOU See this bOX, X exinameu, and . LTates of m JLh"emS vJu wm draw IT f JZlfZ S i'TJ Tf : "She Tturned yen S- to with Sho turned very paio, tuen wim an effort sho reached for the box and with trembling fingers drew out one Ot the cards. "'Well, I Eald, 'and who is the . . , . , lucky man.' Ana sne nisperea Carstalrs. Mrrtt- , .... I l.nla inn nnrl xuul evouiuB v.ajBmiU i" n-rnthtn nrtnnntnA nnd thov Worn mnr- w,".- UwwwV.u - ."-. .. . Z,t T n?i ereTout to India and Ilrwth im Fvevears later she went with him Five years : later. :? Sa IZ'JZ " ? wTZ uuu u -. . , , shot himself in the Casino Gardens, I met Cynthia. "From a beautiful girl she had . I .. t.nntitlh.1 wnmnn Qha grown .u u u. ---'' "-- had two darling boys and was as hap- had two darling uoysanu wag as n py as a woman can no. i invueu utr uu,,u vw v..j ww.. "One evening she showed me a vis ... ... . ,Hn,B car.a- " wa, on L ?nJt' I and on it Was written the name car- ST. l:'2? rtTo balV'siieTlS me she t easurel It as h?r most priceless possession and-and This He?en is the "oSw" "I seo" PEaid "the other on which vou had written tho name ol Major Bowsher" . ......'., .,.. t, t ..in "on which I had also written thei Massachusetts tho people aro clamor name of Lieutenant Carstalrs." ing for a presidential primary, but " rvi 1 1 '- anifi i.iiriv i'imiiimil i iiiiilit. ROOSEVELT PROGRESSIVE LEAPS TO LEADERSHIP BY PERTINENT DECLARATIONS Governor "Johnson Makes People Should Rule and tO Name Candidates ThrOUOh ! Direct Primaries. Columbus, O., Feb. 29. (Special.) Theodore Roosovelt leaped Into the leadership of tho progressive Repub licans by his declaration, In his let- T. -,,.". -1 '-.",!L ,;:. u ,.-.:' . mm yiiuuii'ien iuj wmw x uuvu ld '" ad f5 whlch no? Btand' """ ", "",, al " "leu and always shall endeavor to reduce to action, is the genuine rule of the '" They who are theoretically for that principle aro as the sands of tho sea . n,lmllpP. Nnf tn Btnn wItll tho f1nP. laratlon but t0 ..reduce- to acUon ,3 ch.ir.iRfprlnHnnllv Pnoar-vnltlnn Tlv , -...--- wwww . u. .... j his Columbus speech expounding his chartcr 0f Democracy, ha placed him- Belt on tho f ront llne o the al. ways advancing host of progressives, By his yielding to the call of Republl- can progressives to stand for nomlna- tion for president he became the leader In the fight to bring the Chi- cago convention abreast of public !.. n f ,. ... ..,. ufiuiuu auu hVS UUVO ltd k,l.tWCb LU1U mand the support of the country. Of his signal ability to make that fight no one doubts. Of his supremo iQa f,, f !.,., .. duce to action the principle of the rr ! Ia 1a . A. 1 iV. . I wide acknowledgement In the seven years of his administration his ac- ii, . .. a complishmcnts were vast. A recent and briefest of summaries is this He inaugurated conservation of na- tional resources, established the de- partment of commerce and labor, ac- quired the canal zone and began the Panama canal construction, gave back Cuba to the Cubans, stopped the theft of waterways and water power sites, reorganized the consular service, set- tled the Alaskan boundary dispute, ,., , , f , ' , ' 0-.11.1.U mo ,uu.i Dumc vit IJW, U1U.1U If th.e ?pZn d?r ln. C.hlna' uiuubui. uuuui me seiuement oi me Russo-Japanese war, negotiated 24 treaties of general arbitration, re- MnnnnSn ? wf? S debtfby 90,000,000, doubled the navy's ton- ge and sent- the battleship fleet arouna lne woria. He brought about the Hepburn rail- way rate act, the regulation of railroad labor hours, the employers' liability act, the safety appliance act, the pure food and drugs act, the federal meat and packing house Inspection law. He directed the Investigation of sugar trust frauds, the prosecutions for rail- road rebating. He directed the nrose- cut'ons of the tobacco trust, the Standard Oil trust and other cor- PratIons under the Sherman antl- trust act He won the case against the Northern Securities company and BKl;ureu l"e conviction oi a swarm ot tmu"u luuu "eves ana postonce grafters. He urged on congress complete re- form of the financial system, Inheri- tance and income taxes, the parcels post, a revision of the Sherman act, lnMaliiHnn tn r irouonf rTf---.loll--. Hnn nr, ctir -tin. n . federal incorporation and regulation of Interstate corporations. He has made life an inspiration to all men nf nil nnHnnn TTo lina not uti mr. ample of clean living, vigorous labor and high ideals that has left an in- erasable mark on his countrymen. Now again leading the fight for gen- i, i. w n li, t i ".u -.w j ." ftuti.o, uuuoc.ui.iiaa Tnnrto ImmoHlnto nnnllr-ntlnn nf tl.n 7 . - -ri"- - ." principle Dy demanding "so far as po slble the people may be given a chance, through direct primaries, to express n,.i(.nM ,. .,L .u, k hoT;0"","" 1 " 71"' " JTJi " ..........,, u uu.. UD tho Tinminon nr tha Rannh Iflan npaal. the nominee of tho Republican presl- dential convention." Lnc dpmnn1 urns mntln by Gov- ernor Johnson of California in his SpeeCh to the constitutional conven- tion which made a great hit with the .. and throughout the country. , T ?" aM: T P?PI have the power of expression and in tho Eaat the polltlcIanB have the power o suppresaIon. That power must bo hrokn. Thn nonnlA will nl. wava rngrin'nri to th riirht. whPn thov -.-- 1 . . - . -.- .,. . -.w taow It Ma mako thelr Btate free under a direct primary. That ls the w ..., . - - ,. M lhv first step in tho freedom of the . People. In lntervlow the samo day' ho said: "The "nco between the t ,, Q, thj nepubllcan t la shown in their respective attitudes tnwn-.fl n-.aiilrlant Inl rrtnfnfannn ri1 VU..M.U tJ. WU.UV-Mb.U. 14WVIUU.C Z.' marles. In California the progressive Republicans by the 1910 election won easy man to defeat, should ho cap control of the party machinery and ture the nomination." could have solected the liG delecates President Taft Is to take anathnr could have selected the 2Q delegates , ,,t.i ... candldate tUey Baw flt t0 8up pon ut thQ under,ylng principo o nenirroaQ Vfl Tfoniihl rnnlatn la Vi Mi1n - Qf tho peoplo- So, at a Bpecml aeB. Ul bl.U JI.W IIUi MVl fc4 1, t DlfCljlUL aW30m slon of tho legislature last December ..,,,, n -mhi - Kta " " "Contrast the Republican progres- oivo rule In California with the Btate, of Washington under a reactionary eovernor. In the latter state throe- fourths of the people aro begging for Presidential preference primary inw. hut tho trovnmnr i-Afnnoa Tn ! i , - cj - w mn ui IN THE COLUMBUS SPEECH Address Demands that tht be Given a Chance the politicians won't grant one, as they know Roosevelt would get the delegates. In New York both parties are pledged to a presidential prefer eace primary law, yet the stato has only a hybrid law designed to defeat the will of the people. New York ..11,1.1... ,, !, t -,. Tn If that Is so, why won't they give the people a presidential primary?" y " .K 7 v. . I .. '"V. UMCaB tmc ciud nauy re. Zo ZrZr chauncev Dowev a fortnlcht aco. to agree upon having a presidential 7.f..lp' D ."..l "L D." - ThV support of Governor .. -. ..-. .j - ijt!'itt;ii til iiiiiifiiH w:m i'i:iiinpn irii- Taft hv Nntlnnni ATnnnr MrKiniv t tta governor said fall he would for Tartwas to t?i to have a pre J idontial primary for him, a reply Whlch was not relished by' the Taft men pennsylvan,a Taft iaen nnnounced ,fi, . ,,A ,f i. SL rnL wn. on delegates from that r.tate because of a court decision that independent Re- tnn tltof ,,, t ,,, f , t. " "e' ff., JZ lt primaries for national delegates. Such lJJ fT !rT JilUbUUtUIV IU CULULbC UUU Uil Ut'IUU "" ? ? frinft ? n LllVif In a Tt?lll Vin n fVinl i . ,j,i ,,(. ,. .,. votes recorded, but their comment on the decision served to put Taft state leaders on record as against a full expression of the party preference at the primaries. The same day that Taft senators were attacking the primary system in the United States senate, Governor Osborn. a Roosevelt leader, was flcht- ing to get a presidential preference nHmarv law throueh th Michigan legislature 'essaiure. WllHnm Alien Wlilto nt TTnnana lina said of Roosevelt: "He Is not only ... .nc-i. , j, ,i. t, present rulea of tne he ls fop changlnB the rules If necessary." The Roosevelt men's position on nr,mnr,aa f nMnn, 1.. a thug Btated by the Courler o Lafay. ett6( Ind ( ..Let no convention assume to tell you what you think see to it, fellow-Republicans, that you do the telling. Unless Republicans go into the campaign with the atmosphere cleared, there is going to be vastly more fog than Is good for us." When Roosevelt, as president, wa3 doing big things there were men who decried his policies of that day as revolutionary and destructive. They said the railroad rate bill would ruin the railroads and the country. No one says that now. The railroads by the rate-making power and rebates de- wiuuueu wuul ciues suouiu grow ana wuul ciui uo atu.ueu, wuui ousiness men should get rich and what ones B nt0 bankruptcy. Now government contro' ct ratea ls a" by the rallraas and everybody else to be f0L"re Wi;1are ,e P,ePle- AUIO ICUUOIICIjI. UlUUilUUlCO iuu c presslons of horror by honest conser- 7atIve and hofstil bIg bualness t0 the charter of democracy promul gated to the constitutional conven tion by Colonel Roosevelt. Washing- n corespondents, after talking to unairman McKiniey or tho Taft or ganization, wrote their papers that big business had lined up for Taft following the Columbus speech, not ... .. ..... ,t ...... lual- ,L 'u,ra iult "" ""L Roose velt less. The loudest howls were emitted by New York papers, led by f.mi"eu oy "T k V P T ! f ...,7 the Sun. which has been styled "the "morganatic bride of tho. Interests." "morganatic bride of tho. . Vnw Vn,. ,. w -- ...... .w... ... vo. uw. . w x.uv.u as the Mall and the Globe are for rtoosevelt, and most of the opposi eraticTnd actua ed tf0,ne fear that It, Bated. w,n beat tion papers in New York are Demo- la part by whole- Roosevelt, If nomi- nom7nee. the Democratic The first attack In congress on Roosevelt's Columbus speech was made b Senator Rayner of Man Vmocrat As the Cleveland t .!.. .., it imi. - i. -f ' -.ij . ...., VEIL UUi L V aiC ULiaiU LJ iL 1 1 11 L I f I I II campaign against a Roosevelt ticket Tho rviiiimhns snppnh n. n,' Akron Beacon-Journal, did not satisfy "" uwvwunuiuuiu, u "" DttllBljr thosa who eontnml thoro nrn nn Ilia to reme nor Democrats who want their party to win. Democratic alarm la franftiy confeBaed by tno West Union Democrat, which" says. - "T.nf Tin nmt.nf rloli-il.. htmnnll .W ..W AWUV..U-. UU.UUU UIIUH13H. with the belief that Teddy will be an Bwlng around lho drcle urglng h,a renomlnatioti. Three, and perhars mn-ri nt Vila onnnnha will K- - . - ,! to Ohio audiences. The Roosevelt LU WU1U aUUlClU.CH. 1. UU llUUHUVIJlL men plan a stumping campaign In this ft tn vnAf i I hoTe T dovernor Johnson of Cl.fo'rn.a. ' Governor Stubbs of Kansas and otto- er leading Roosovelt supporters ?f , the country. I The plea put forth by supporters of the president, "A square deal for , Taft," has been answered by tho Roosoveltlans with "A sauaro deal for m ...- any special virtue In getting back ol. a losoc? In there any 'good reason,, logical or sentlmontal, why Republi cans should be Immolated to pay a compliment to Mr. Taft?" Declaration by nlno Republican governors for Taft brought the re Jolncr from RooBovelt men, "Why not 22?" Only a few Republican governors have survived tho political storm and. stress of three years of tho Taft ad- ministration. There are but 22. The ? IS dorsed by ove.-y Republican governor as a matter of courao, and tho slg- nlflcant fact Is not that nlno for Taft, but that he hasn't the aro en- dorsement of all 22 of them.. T. C Laylln of Norwalk, grand master of the Ohio State grange, though a brother of ex-Secretary of Stato Lewis C Laylln, who is man aging the Taft campaign in Ohio, said this week, "I am not a Taft Republi can." Pie is to stand on a uooseveit platform for nomination for member Platform for nom 0I lne eswiauiro. He said: "LaBt He said: "LaBt summer I was &U over the stato and found only one farmer for Taft. He was in Dela ware county. Some others may have lined up for the president more re cently ,but If any havo I have not heard of It." Following Colonel Roosevelt's . . . speech at uoiumDus, ail ninememoera of the Richland County Republican 7,"? "ZJ JZJZl adoption of a resolution endorsing Roosevelt as "the man nearer to his fellow-countrymen, and the man who can carry the Republican party to victory at the coming election next November. The committee even went so far as to declare President Taft's renomlnatlon "means not only the defeat of our candidate for presi dent, but also the defeat of the Re publican ticket In the Btate of Ohio next November." MASTER-SMITH OF THE DAY Produces Steel of Cutting Capacity Surpassing Work of Legendary Swordmaker. We are all familiar with the old time legends of the master-smith, who, by his skill at the forge, was ablo to produce for the hero of the tale a weapon which should cut through the armor of giant or wizard and main tain Its temper and edge against all tests. The modern industrial captain has to cut his way also through metal, and one of the notable achievements of the engineer and metallurgist has been his success in the production of steels of hardness and cutting ca pacity which, altogether surpass tho finest work of tho legendary aword maker. Not content with the manufacture of tool steel of hardness, high-speed cutting capacity and exquisite temper', , the modern master-smith has now pro duced a method of converting soft iron or low-grade eteel Into tool-steel of the highest grade simply by the in- fusion of the necessary proportion oi'' carbon and other elements by contac'l and proper heat treatment, so that, keen-edged chisels may be made from" railroad spikes and machine cutten irom soil ana inexpensive sieei. Trials of cutting tools made by the lnf uslonprocess at the ordnance bureau of the United- States navy department have given such remarkable results, both as to cutting speed and endur ance, that the chief of the bureau says: "From the test of the infusion treated samples, It appears superior to any hardening process now in use at the naval gun factory," so that tho modern master-smith has outstripped the fabled tales of the wizard weapon-maker of mediaeval times. DOUBLE REPORTS IN FIRING Curlous Effect Produced by Uae of Maxim 8llencer During Target Practice. Taking as his text the double report noted during the tiring on tho battle ship North Carolina during the recent aerial target practice, Hiram Percy Maxim writes: "Our experiments with the Maxim silencer have devel oped many other interesting cases. For example: If a rifle equipped with a silencer Is fired down a rail road track having telegraph poles along the side there is a distinct 'crack' heard for each telegraph pole. If tho rifle is fired from an open field with a tree or a clump of bushes at, " say, 200 yards, there Is heard a 'crack' ,from ihla clump of trees. If there are 1 . i i , t . . Beverai oeiacnea ciumps oi wees or ..,. ,, , fll.l !,. I1I "" "i "4"" "'. "' " bo heard a 'crack' for each of them. If, instead of firing parallel with the ground, tho gun ls elevated and fired straight up in the air, we hear no noise at all, except the fall ot the ham mer and the 'putt' of the gases escap ing from the silencer. "The reason for tin's Is probably as follows: In the ordinary gun the-re- port noise is stf loud that It engulfs' all other sounds, and we are conscious of - LIU till HIT UUL rBDOrL nOlSe ltSGlI. It IB not until this report noise is annulled . ' - - - ...- - that we can hear tho 'bullet fllgh,t' noise. This latter nnlsn. helnir made cut in tho air beyond the gun. can comf back to the shooter only by re- aa. "If there is one object we get one reflection and one noise. If there ara many separate objects, wo get many separate reflections and npatato i leetUur OB