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At the Opening of the Campaign
m Herbert S. Hadley
for Governor of Missouri
I .A
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Mr. Chairman, Ladts anof Gentlemen
Four year ago th people of Missouri
gave thttr electoral vote to Theodora
RooMralt and elected tht entire RputU
Oka 8UU ticket, with the exception of
Oovernor. It now becomes nsoestary for
than to consider th administrations of
thoaa whom they elected four years ago
aad to decide whether they wish to con
tinue the policies and principles of govsrn-
ment whloh those administrations have
ought to enforce.
VsiUT. Never before In the history of this coun
try has one administration aooomDllshed
so much for the happiness and welfare of
our people at home, and the honor and
. giory or our nation aoroaa as nas me aa
' ministration of Theodore Roosevelt. The
Republican party has reached Its highest
service unler his leadership. His admin
istration has at all times and under all
circumstances stood for a brave and Im
partial enforcement of the law; It has ac
complished the correction of evils and
abuses In our Industrial system by the
prosecution of trusts and monopolies; It
has raised the standard of our publlo serv
ice by the punishment of evil-doers; It
has made our railroads highways of com
merce, open to all alike on fair and equal
terms, by securing a discontinuance of
preferences, rebates and discriminations;
It has rendered a most signal service to
the laboring men of the country by the
enaotment of laws for the protection of
their lives, the securing of their rights
and the advancement of their welfare:
and, by enforcing a proper arbitration and
adjustment of differences, has brought
about a closer relation of confidence and
lnter-dependence between labor and cap
ital; It has Inaugurated the movement for
the improvement of the vast system of In
, land water-ways of the country and the
conservation of our natural resources, and
.6; has wrested from private greed and cor
' v porate monopoly the control of the great
.v natural wealth of the country; It has at
a all times stood firm and true against tho
abuses of wealth and the evils of priv
ilege, favoritism and monopoly. Never
before In the history of the world has one
man so Impressed the force of his per
r Mortality and the force of his principles
upon the life and thought of a great peo
ple, as has this modem apostlo and prophet
of righteousness.
' And now that he has biased tho path
Way along which, vc must travel, we need
a leader who will continue his work bo
cauao his heart Is In the work; who will
have tho courage to be right when It Is
, popular to be wrong; who Is bravo enough
and strong enough to refuse to make
terms with politicians, even to bo Presi
dent: who thinks before ho talks and In
rejtlgntes before he acts; who sees all
tdes of a question before ho makes a
decision and who knows tho difference be
" i.fwcen principle and a precedent; a
ytosder who knows the rights of labor and
'capital, and the wrongs of each; who
-n &. V" n -t,,e conservatism and the expe
Cvf .ft of the judge to tho experience and
,SW5'ggreggwenC8 of tho executive; who
JSB'i ?at ""' tTde and commerce
hMld be largo, but who also realizes that
,, ?3 F808 ,ad commerce must be honest
wwiui, wno nas snown that he can
yjWocjsefully direct the prosecution of the
greatest oublio work or tim Mnium nnrf
i--$Ii!?n.ta,e wlth fairness and satisfaction
'?rfPa,t!B afrec!lnB the lives and happiness
rjj2!J,lU,,ons .of People; who knows, as no
'Aa2S..,nanKnows' tne conditions and ne
h sltle of pur dependent races, and who
.- ns a heart trat feels for their deficiencies
y jj and their hopes. One, In fact, who is able
ti. in Buccewuiiy carry rorwara
worn ana aesuny or tno Bepub
llcan DSrtV. Such n mnn an .
leader we have In him who was the trust
ed friend of William McKlnley and who Is
i. ,u,wu successor or xneoaore Roose-
ni ur-M"uaie tor tno presidency,
William H. Taft of rthin
-J??0 jW-TrrpllIng question in this cam
paign In national nnlltlen ! th nna in...
Jlon as to whether tho people will continue
" ti inclines ana policies or Tneoaore
Roosevelt; and William. H. Toft stands
before the American people today as the
Icfii "oe principles ana poi
In State affairs, we challenge the atten
tion of the people of Missouri to the rec
ords that have been made by the Repub
lican officials whom they elected four
Jeff" ago. They have performed the
uuuca oi ineir respective omces in a vig
orous, efficient and painstaking manner,
' ana there has been no suspicion of scan
dal or claim ' Inefficiency In connection
With the record nf nnv nf iium nM--
The Republican State officials who were
v.VV1 our years ago, ana wno are can
didate In this campaign have, during tho
at four years, served as members of the
o.u.o owra oi equalization, which as
SeSSeS the value for ths nnraniu nf .
atlon of the property of the public service
corporations of the State. In theiperform
. anoe of that work they have Increased the
assessments from, I1S1.H2.152.57 in 1904,
to $l3.124,g96.78 In 1908, thus adding to
uonvea ay uie people or Mis
souri from the taxation nf tha nnhlln
Ice corporations of the State nearly half a
million dollars each year. And oven with
this increase of assessment, the property
of the publlo service corporations Is not
""a . a nigner proportion or Its
value than la the nponartv nr itfirat. in
dividuals. And, In addition to increasing
wuiuo wruin oi me auiie in this
amount, these officials, as members of the
State Board of Equalisation, have also
corrected many manifest inequalities In
the assessments of publlo service corpora
tions which existed under Democratic rule
as a result of political Influences and cam-
iwibu wuinDuuons,
If time nermltted. I ahouM in it
you something In detail aa to what these
officials have done in the performance of
it" JLul!f ?f Jh6'r. 'eapectlve offices. I
, Should like to be able to give you a clear
r2 "!-"" in exaoi, metnoaicai
, and efficient manner. In which these dif
ferent OffleSS havii tviitn .npnnlul T
should like to make elear to you how. your
Btate Auditor, WUlltm W. Wilder, has
.d for th. schools of the Bute more
Jnan.f45 0,0.'n cqmmlsslona on. coUateral
" JK!K?J,ucJ5,leot,OM r alaoardlng
unauthorUed attorneys, appointed by
'Deraocrstlo Auditors, 'and by inYlstlng
. .upon the oojmty., officials In the yarlous
SSJmSS ie oollectlons, aa Is
provided, .by law. I should also like to ex-
has Uken rn the examination and Inspection-of
the various account, submitted
iAf0I.W PPval: the efficient manner In
which' he anticipated the recelpU and
6 i8lib.'lf!!KmSnS..of. thd' Btat-,f and 'warned
vv the: Ust. Legislature against Ita.'unwar.
s i .rsnisa .exrravsgsnce. And It was only
w swH.wuir is oonirontea witn a de-
ana a auarter
revenue as a. result, of
thltodliw this oref. appropriation of
oy oomptyinsr wlth.thestrlot
pif?W!Si4-w peoai sura
K'-ACV f million of dol ara of pav.nu
CM ?:AH!fls?T?nt wroprtaUotu at the last
iffiS . . SafiKTlf ? Jnwrai , AseemDiy.
mosynary Institutions of the State and tha
other necessary functions of government
the funds necessary to carry on tholr
various activities.
URER. The administration of the office of Btate
Treasurer by Xaoob V. Clmellch would also
furnish a profitable subject for discussion
for a much longer time than I am able
to give It He has, with a financial abUlty
never before equalled In the discharge .of
the duties of this -office, kept the funds
of the State In the depositories as re
quired by law and In three years and nine
months of his term has collected as Inter
est on balances for the benefit of the
State 1180,203. SI, while his Democratic
firedecessors in twenty-seven years col
ected only 1447,181.18. He has kept the
books of his office In absolute hsrmony
with the provisions of the law and has put
Into operation the highest possible ef
ficiency In tno conduct of Its business.
I should like to tell you much In detail
aa to the manner In which John B.
Swanger has conducted the office of Secre
tary of State. How the routine duties of
that office have been promptly and cor
rectly performed to the complete satisfac
tion of every citizen. But what Is more
Important, Mr. Swanger has made the
banking laws of the 8tate mean something
to the people. And so long as he is In
charge of the laws providing for the ex
amination and inspection of our State
banks, it will not be neeeunrv tn ennrt n
law providing for the guarantee of de
posits, compelling the honest and capable
banker to be responsible for the dishonest
and Incapable one. While he has been
careful and conservative In declining to
take any action which would unjustly In
jure the credit of any men or banking In
stitution, ho has been fearless and cour
ageous In the performance of his official
duties when occasion required action on
his Dart. And further, he nnd his exntn-
Incrs have not given a clean bill of health
to any insolvent bank because It was
owned by a man of political Influence, and
he has v.n'-fntly refused to accept
general reputation as satisfactory proof
oi solvency, in addition, ne nas com
pelled corporations which had long been
trannactlne business In Missouri without
license, to comply with the laws or our
State, and has thoreby turned Into the gen
eral revenue fund many thousands of dol-
ors io wnicn me state was legally entitled;
he has Increased the receipts of his office
without Increasing its expenditures, and
tins In all nartlculnrs nerformed the duties
of his office with economy and Im
I should llko to tell vou. If t hurt thn
time In which to do so, of that work of
my own office of which you havo never
read in tho newspapers; nf the work that
Is done In the office and tho library In
nttendlng to the ordinary, every-day rou
tlno duties of the office which results In
the proper enforcement of -tho law, the
prevention of abuses or tho necessity for
reform. It In this work, and not tho work
of my office, which has attracted public
attention, In which I tnka the most sat
Isfnctfcn, for It is n careful attention to
the nerformance of tho detnlln of official
duty that Insures tho best onfegunrd of
an honest government and an Impartial
enforcement of the law.
In addition to the work of thoxe Btnte
officers elected four years ago, we point
with satisfaction nnd nrlrln tn tha hnnput
nnd efficient services thnt have been rend
ered by th9 other officers elected ut that
time: Albert D. Norton! of tho St. Louis
Court of Appeals, J. D, Johnson of the
Kansas City Court of Appeals, Henry
Lamm of tho Supremo Court of the State.
Frank Wlghtman of tho Board of Railroad
and Warehouse Commissioners, John C.
McKlnley, our Lieutenant-Governor, nnd
aisu uu we tun me attention or me peo
ple to the high rank that has been se
cured for Missouri in the National Con
gress by our Representative elected In
mui ana ivue, ana Dy our senator, Wll-
iuiii numer.
But, notwithstanding the satisfactory
and efficient records that have been made
by these officials during the last four
years, me people or Missouri are asked In
this campaign to restore the conduct or
State affairs to that faction of tha Demn.
cratlo party which was driven from power
in jiiui. even it mere was DUl utile in
the records of the Republican State of
ficials elected four veara nim tn ripaorvn
your confidence and approval, there Is
every reason and consideration of good
citizenship why you should not restore to
power tnni taction wnicn is now In con
trol of the Democratic party. From 1873
to 1904, the Democratlo oartv was In rnt.
Questioned control of the office nt thin
State, and for twelve or fourteen years
prior to 1904 tho Democratlo party was
under tho control of a certain crowd of
politicians wno were pleased to refer to
themselves as the "Old Guard." but whom
dovcrnor Folk nnd his friends, with per
haps equal appropriateness, are pleased
to call the "Old Gang." And what was
tho result or this thirty-ono years or un
interrupted rule, and more particularly or
that period of political supremacy during
which the "Old Guard" was In the full
bloom and blossom of Its glory and its
power? I do not want in this campaign
to be partisan or unfair, and that which
I will say should appeal with equal force
iu me gpwi citizens or an parties, 'inero
rore, I prefer to quote to you the state,
ments of your present Democratlo cover.
nor ns to the evils and abuses that existed
under the rule of the "Old Guard," and
ior wnicn inai onranizauon ia mrertiv rn
According to his reneated Dublin state.
ments and many of his supporters, the
"Old Guard." while In charge of State
anairs, usea me ponce departments and
election boards of the lanra cities u nn.
Iltlcal machines to eliminate the element
oi cnance irom elections; tney so pros
tituted the ballot to corrunt nolltlral pur
poses that elections In the large cities no
longer expressed the free will of a tree
people; the police departments had under
tneir management oecome Dotn inefficient
and corrupt, and those men who were
sworn to enforce the law hecamn vinintnra
of it; those men whose duty It was to
protect life and property, protected neither
lite nor property; tnoae men whose duty
It was to prevent crimes against the bal
lot committed crimes against the ballot;
those men whose duty It was to suppress
and regulate vice became tmrtnera in vina
and levied tribute .upon Its devotees. This
condition of corruption In- the elections
and In the enforcement of the laws In the
targe ciues was equaiiea, ir not surpassed.
to tne charges of Governor Folk
tst I
908, at Springfield, Saturday, September 19
come the paramount Issue In Missouri
Itlcs." How comnletebr true were
charges can be read In the confessions
John A. Lee. the records of lealslatlve I
vestlgatlons, the record of the boodle
trials for legislative and municipal corrup
tion, and the records of the grand Jury
and police Investigations at Kansas City
and St, Louts,
Now, In this contest, I say again that 1
do not want to be partisan, and I also
want to be entirely fair. I want to do no
man, and no party, an Injustice. I do not
mean to charge upon the rank and file of
tha Democratlo party the responsibility
for this disgraceful condition of police,
legislative and executive corruption which
existed prior to 1901. A political party Is
to be charged with responsibility for such
a condition of affairs In Its past record
only as It endorses that record or 'seeks
to place again In power the men under
whose management and control such con
ditions were allowed to arise and continue.
Now, upon that point, what are the facts?
The last Democratlo Convention, of which
the present Stato candidates were mem
bers, gave to the administrations or Stone,
Stephens and Dockery the very same en
dorsement that it gave to the administra
tion ot Joseph W. Folk, Namo me n
member or the "Old Guard" who was
active In the affairs of tho Democratic
party ror the twelve or fourteen yenrs
prior to 1904 who was not active In this
campaign for the nomination of William
8. Cowherd. Go to St. Louis and see
there In tho primary election returns as
expression of "Old Guard" methods, evi
dences that tho "Old Guard" has lost
neither Its cunning nor Its power. Let me
rend to vou the testimony nf M Ttutler.
convicted by Governor Folk or bnodllng
ana sentenced to live years in the State
penitentiary, but saved hv n technical dp.
clslon or the Supremo Court:
"The only man I enmo out tor beforo tho
election," said Butler, "was Cowherd for
Governor. 1 wouldn't be surprised If my
support mode Cnwhciil ten thousand vnts
In St. Louis nnd five thousand outside the
"Then you came pretty near nominating
Cowherd," the Interviewer suggested.
"I nm not saying that," was the cau
tious reply,
"My friends won. hut that don't prove
that I nm back In politics; I don't have to
lie, I have friends all over town and they
know me well enough to know what I
want. If I had to tell them every time.
I wouldn't consider them worth mucli ns
"Whom will your friends support for
Senntor?" iho reporter asked.
"Stone will win." was the answer, "even
tho preachers are Retting on to Folk. Ills
lid hns made morn drunkenness In St,
T.OIlls of n Kllnfl.iv thnn wna Avar tMn 1n.
fon Folk won't come within thlrtv thou- Mr. 'iiwlirrd nrd tl;r Democratic Slate
snml voles of Stone. For myself," con- platform !'iy "lli.it IF fr.uids wore com
tinned Butler. "1 enve the most intention niltli'J In tln City of Ht. I.nuls." oto.
tn Hie candidates for Circuit Judce. I 1" older that nil m.i understand mm
sge to get Itself into such a state ot
unanimity asvto so .many candidates for
njnjr omces it, is not tno work or in
.ndldates themselves, tor some of them.
wtLventiirc to say. were never In the ward
an(T-neer saw or spoke to a TOter ot the
Continuing, the same paper, on the
same day, asys editorially:
"It Is entirely natural that Ball and
other candidal! who were not so fortu
nate a to be puxon the slato which was
railroaded through .the Third, Sixteenth
nnd probably other 'wards of St. Louis,
should feel eager desire to get hack of the
extraordinary returns recOyed from these
wards. When more thsn fifteen .sixteenths
ot tho voters who vote the-Democratic
ticket In a big city ward itc ol!ily
ror the same slate, picking exactly the
same ten names from a list of more than
seventy, wo race a political phenomniion
thnt calls Imperatively for Investigation.
No wonder thnt the candidates who wcr?
crushed beneath this marvelous ward roll
er should want to know a good deal more
about It. They are Justified In making In
quiry about the man or men who man
aged the roller and the methods adopted
to guide It to so singularly perfect an oc-
rnmtlllshmfmt. TlinrA nM mnnv nt Ittinnf
nii.i.1.. k. .t..i n..M Hove th.il tltV wild steril liiin.t tnn'.
selection of the Third Ward slate infill- J.01'"' "'IR'" c r' Outed and put In 1 1 will lie very nl.ul Indeed If that ovldeiu-
enceiu wnnt Inducements got the can-1"" I'enueiiiiary, -in tnnt i wnai t nmti-.ui u.. Miuiiur.tM m the pc,nV of Ml
dtdnte's mine on tho list of favorites? s'" ', l',n' " ' Inw R"d Jus- sourl.
How were Individual voters brouRht under u' 'j1 Mlwurl." ,,
mull ,llrinllnmi mnimit vi,t. .iu it..... holloAlnc Ihe Kilmai el'-'tloil. Ileotve CAMPAIGN CONTRin mwc
get tno training thnt enabled them to vote 1 "'Teemr -u -- Thetv Is another nutation
with such mechanical exactness? lVr- ni'polntinev.t nf Govnnoi FimK chargiM 1 ",.an, 1 " ,
In Jefferson City, on September Tin.
after all the disclosures as the result of
the police canvass nnd the grand Jury
Investigation, and after he had time for
examination and reflection, Mr. Ball said:
"You can say for me that I would
rather put In Jail tho thieves who robbed
me, no, I will not say me who robbed
the Democrats or the State ot tho nomi
nation ror Oovernor, than to be Governor
of this etite. and I am going to do that
very thing, too. If It takes nil the rest ot
my days. I know." continued Mr. Ball,
"that I was honestly nominated at the
Democratic primary. Wo have already
Indicted tweniy-nve Judges and clerks who
stole that primiry. When the trail leads
Into the upper 'tndam, I am going to take
a dire.'! hand In the ftamo myself. Say
this. t -ther. In on- paper." added the
man io thousands ot' Democrats In Mis
our' H'lleve today should ho their can
did ti for Oovernor. "say for me that I
have positive Information thnt relatively
the frauds again! mo were ns ureal and I
nllagMrt lu Kansas City ns In St. IaiuIi. I
murl am colng to get nt the bottom of
A man who was In those
Hall ndded. "would, of course.
truversies win not affect the pleasant per
sonal relations that have existed between
us for years. Rut is there one among you
who will say that nught of personal In
tegrity can be claimed tor Mr. Cowherd
which could not with equal force and fair
ness be claimed for. Alexander M. Dock
ery? Is there one among you who can
fairly claim for Mr. Cowherd the expe
rience In state affairs of Lon V. Stephens?
And yet. under the administrations of
these two men police corruption, election
frauds, sale of legislation and bribery In
legislative affairs, reached tho very hey
day of Its rule. Tho experience of Lon
. Stephens did not prevent the purchase
of a law from the legislature ror the con
solidation of tho street railway systems
In St. Louis, nnd the other crimes which
were exposed In the Csrdwcll case. The
personal integrity of Alexander Dockery
did not nrevent the scandal nt thn alum
deal, the crimes confessed by John A. Lee.
and police corruption and election fraud
in Kansas City nnd St. Louis. If there Is
susht in the public service of Mr Cow.
iieru uuring tne fourteen years that he
them, too
Imxes. M
not like have them opened, but the that Mi. Cowherd would piovont u return
. m 'Li., in i ;iir.-'uri unn?vr. a lie
il'ew nn official salary that would clve to
the people nf Missouri reason to Klic
e-! to tlv .on.tltlons that Stone. Sterhons and
Li J .T.P' oouW "either prevent nor correct
haps it Is well to remember that the crlr.i-
" Ti e
It !.3a further been developed by the ? r. Crlior. No.lh Knd represe..'.-. r f,",1,;", k Sf, X i '.'."'..i '-"J? "
police Investigation of Iho vote In St.,'1' ! Ul.'1 J;r"",w n ,!,' " ' Mi" i mioom til put form In
Louis, conducted under the direction of iVr'TiVu' .",0 Vro!"'m vsrll"'-'' nn part , the iiiit'ilelty o r iini' ilmi m
Governor Folk, that votes were counted CL,h1lAiIT'.ri,,!! V? " "I""1- ' i. !"o.. ir.d :t careff v i ihi
for Mr. Cowherd which were cast for Mr. I? $hu In his open Iiir sp.veli nt j,' ' ' ! ;' ' , ,, , T ore-. i1
J5."'. ."I- f t?.1'0.1 '?"d "r-3V.n"a.c.0'.n".d. f.ti;, ,yJ Ilin-oi I .... rVcoXr'iwUvffi' ila?
him .Hat i iiiiii nu uiiiKincTiL nnn nm not . v . ,i..i,.,,.i , ..
ncrn tnein. tney couniea votes for Mr. i. " -'" ,,r ,1,1, int. '
Covlicid lh.it were cast for mo. Votes " '"' ,'" ,," primary election there. I ' k, ow,ni..
f-i i ji Mint tn mr mr. luwneni v wi're imt .... t .- V V r. .1 .
illoloi any montlon
ubjivt. i should ItkJ
' .Mr twlu'ri. Ktnntln tiiwtil
nin ir.Hiu n. w Tor or tup tmiH
candidate: Mny volS'wVS cmmteTtw c '. f'"' , N. fou aioVle"'".' "Ta! 1 iT
nnd three times for Mr. Cowherd. Voters''' ri?J:bl' K''"W- '''J. 11 1,0 fo,r t,,!,t v I ii f. l o of t ' v. ri eamnalcn '
wero recorded as voting Mr him who were f 'T,, . , " " " :,1Iy .tt",,l,y' ""'"' re- o.Mitrtlu il . at an 1 ... -t u U ' not in i
out or the State: who had moved to other '. f,"' JJ' i .V'.""1"? f t,",,e WoU ll,,ow" fsiv.'r of tluo whloh .iri- i.d "e!-ur2 '
precincts; who had not voted nt all. and ' "f oiomey. nomlna o-t? If he I, In v f" ,
voters wom counted for Mr. Cowherd who . RCCE,V-R OP .-.-. M M.U1K1. puMu ily of all o.iintuisn "i i Mt 1 I
had been long since dead. Voters were A RECEIVER OF STOLEN NOMINA- siivvst that ho ni ik V.Til.li, ih. i,,, , J
recordetl ay voting for Mr. Cowherd In TION. tho men w .Vlutw
nlphahetlcal order, nl l ie A's before all ,, , . !-i!er I P . I v ihe " ci , I ,
the It's, nnd so on thionshout tho alpha- ..V1 f1'1,, ,' " . of ,m I'lon.v. honest v, vr.itlc citi Iv'tril ui I - t!
hot. Th" same condition i4 ,llelne.l In " '"'-en. whatever may lie your po lios: ., "r,u -'-'" ' 'ee t SL
Iho Third Wmd have lleen dljelosod hi the X'WUVV'VT )'UW iiAr,Vs I. St ""n r 7f sN
ease nf other wards Micro tho vol.. lvi "nlder the testimony of IM Itutlrr and t ., , t ..... .. ii . ' , f St.
been i vrMhYiteil ml vet I llie face of ,lf '',tt":r ''V- i'-m.HM.itlo m.ulilne poll- 'l' ,''' ,u.t !,sk Mf' v-ow1'"-'' "
rondiietcl by Domncratlo nlllelals under '.'f ' 1 V i? 1 av M A' .l;,i11' "lah-mliuj- nIv , Jk "i j r' '" V ' , ,
the .lire. Hon nf n nemoeraile n.uernor. "' h',",, Ivin.vr.its. and then .mutter III .'. 'V..i"' ' :". . "i" ".' ? ' .'
V.mr own eoiwelenee as lo l.,.il.. r .lu.K... n 'imons m.ulo for lilm
Wallieo and IMvo Hall mo UKht when '; , .,.;1VA, - 1JV1'-r . V '"'''V
lliey elalni mat money, fiimd and violence. ,1' '." ""i ,' V"',,U"d' Lvt ' '
IMil.-al "Old Gani;" metv.0.1-. luxe foisted i,! ,l.,,w. n,ucli sut""-''i '
i- ii. v? iHiiMie erviio
r- ti...... .1... i .......... .t . ....... ,i . . ,,. , ..iiiiii i i-i iir Tiiinui. w..... .. ...
voted for Kass. Barrett and Werner. I lli""ff more as to tho result of ISutter ; , ', , ,VV,V...i I if ii i .V, ' ,,i l'r.itlo-. l.,t him tell ou how V ui,
didn't caro to voto for Dillon, he goes to methods, nnd the u-o of $:r..0oa In the .ivirVAl t.v n.vV.t l-,n n't V Mil..."il.e.l l.v tt iW.! salooiw 1 ' . .
church too much." primary election, let me t.-n.l ou the tes- WJ' , t." ,i .'i.VV.JV.! Interests which haVo xio e.t to -v..
, Do ou want that kind of n man to nom- Hmony of one of the Judges of election ,' ,,,,P,,i -rv f ' cow erd' ho ,ho '"" 1 ' " : 1 I' - M '"
Inato your cr.r.dldatc for Gotcrnor? Do ' the manner In which the voting was M1V ,',7 , w' f A ,V,,,V. .f Mu-o... I',,;1',1" !'' l w In the rutin". 1 . t l-i,
vou wnnt your Governor under obligations done: ilils e i, ,''" "11 lww tiiuoli those men wh. w n
to that kind if n man ror his nomination?, pTo days after the prlmaiy. M. M. ,,:,t m : J?, 1 W tn.- . oNotx'.-r of,V lV','"'ot m. Sl ''ol" the
Now Ut mo rend to you tho testimony R.ynoM. of !HJ North Ninth street. St. , i, n r! 1 1,-n i i. n, du. of 'vl! v vlwtlon ooriuptlen cave to
of Uiwler 1'. Daly, tho Chairman of tho ;ouK who was acting as a Judge In the , s. oil in ill, l" the ai rovl of vonr '"" 1''- nomination. If Mr : 1
Democratic City Central Committee In St. f''urlh Ward. Seventh rreclnet. tho poll- 11 lMmou "'K ' Vo 0i lovS eandl.Vicv l101 l !,ot Mm " possesion V
Louis, in tn.l he unit ilml m,.i..v i.l.vl in lug place for whch s ooa ted at St: North ... V '"V" '." " 'aniu.ui lnfoini.it n". 1 ask Mm i n .......
air."t - ... . , "' -
arm nis supporters, in. the corruption
wiiivh in ota ansirs, ror ne fur
ther charged that for year the "bribe
giver and th bribe-taker had stalked
through leatslatlva halts and. mi ..
WhlDDM Of JUI tics" t that lsslaUtlnn
juu..vm.iu win-or lavorea oorporauon
that legislation Injhe Interest of the petw
pis was defeated trF the lobbyists aniv&S
brlbe-aiver of prjcted conioraUosaTta
'ot. ft waa th:crw.of QovemorTfolk
that tha State srovsrnmsn h K.
conducted by th mm In oontrol of th
Democratlo party that the "restoration of
th principle ot oommoa honesty bad b
.. " . "'.".". it., , ii. .......... ..!... in. ui" iiri isiia hv Kueu crimes air,
K.tiniiiif inr Mr. ..owneru nis nomination:' "" r.. r..,.,. i,.ii,,, ,i .ii.h.MiiTh Mr Unii .....i
"Each ward committeeman who favored "hhortly before sejon o'clock Tueolay ,,,,,. Wt ,.,.,; ,,,; , m-"v oi'ivwo the
S5S5SI?1 .;S,IL D2'y' "W1T Blvon on.' r.nl!lViV..n.i.Sl.in,M,m Mr. oVl.. V'l il,,"- neWr l,aVe!
t,,v ,w-u.) -ciKIIL
Louis.) "In addition to th.
Daly, "the committeemen
with individual contributions,
(ln In nn. .....! V. n rt..M.l...
.,, v,,,. n,u .,.J vullllllll ft. -Villi. II, ..ll.iaL'i M.i . ? in,,",,, in,.
namo i win not mention, was allowed one 'iuc.. i .. ieu tno pince tnen. mu re- WHAT DOES IT MEAN'
thousand dollars for campaign cxpcn.lt- turned before four o'clock, when I gave '
iiiiivi inai miiy lour' suouiu oe luinuiic.i .o.v wnat 1' ire sicnmeatnv ot tnee
at a time. These niilors also wero Ignored crimes ne.ilnst the ballot an.l this lavish
by tlio police. When I renewed my profuse of money to nominate Mr. Cowherd
tests, tho crowd, with concerted action, ainl to defeat Mr. Rill? Whv Is it that
Jumped on me and beat nnd kicked me, the representatives of special Interest In
knocking m on one of tho tables. Ten tho city of St. Loul would Mtbscrlbe
minutes later l lert tno piare to telephone fii.i.i'oo to defeat Mr. 13 ill and to noml
ey re-
w.iiiih in m, ......... .... ,;)ln ti. r own respect nr.l the r resiwt
at Mini." said 'lead, as xvell ns im-own name and thos fr , ,rmh , ' fM (.,,.
were miiT.irni "f other persons I Knew. I iciiuestcd the o,,, m ' '.. ' ...;.V .v '...
JEST i?m: &i" JXZS ..V" "lK T ii.'iv,.ii ,M,,y:
iiiauaui is in i. i.ii.t u i.i ,.iL
foi illation publlo. When, and ont- i
Mr. Cow in i, secures tho p'lMlcatl. '
tli.se laet-. m,1 lu eonvliico tho -
that lio ! sincere In his support o
.'andi.l.ito and the platform of th -uit ,.i
il. iiuvraoy.
In or.ler that 1 may not bo subje t
llie eililel"in of as-klng questions h
anw.'Ur.g none. 1 Mh io .I...I b
with some of the piopiwltlotts that .
.lloi!.eil l.v Mr. Cowh.rd In Ills op.
simvh nt SedaUa. Mr. Cowhvr.1 clia
il mat soei eli Unit n... I . ,
in the Republican platform was put i
for some more nollco nrotretlon. but when nato Mr. Cowherd? r.eih of tli.-a.. ....... ;. . ...i" ''u 1 u'1 oeiiir.ition in fae
about one hundred nnd twentv-nvo feet P'ofess to bellee in William .T. llrv:... n,.ti V'... ' ,m I.". V.' ,:,W!' regtil.
away from the place, the same crowd his principles, and to favor th'. :.V.V yV1!
camo up neiiinu me mid rei
tacks. After going homo
.dies to my Injuries. I ci
.uJr.:.v-..V r.." . . i" "!"""'" ."'.. "' "":. V"V;,M" v',.",.,!, "wmw In .lnsw.r io this oh.ii...,,.., r
ivii in. ni.i inc inose wnicn wer. rnni.tiit. ... .. . . . ..:
..... : . ,.u. ittiioi.i mat i win n,.t r..nn.ii ....
ad twenty-five feet P'ofoss to belloie in William J. Bryan and .iriiuVhoi i Viul he ...iv .......
'. the same crowd his principles, and to favor the same ffi I- I w X ffi" , , l!
d renewed their at-, general theories of government. Then. i,, i i l .in ,,,i r 0l,.m
omo to apply rem- why was one worth ?35..va more to these e. 1 1 I i n i I, i .ff1.' ?
I came back, and men than the other? Why wa It that o,, ui"i iv " closing of s.U.
.iiiuuHiiuiii tno remainucr ot tne iiav.
it mi.i.iiu uu Mini, in mirncss to uovernor iit uie run- ot tno -ma i.u.int, to ,,, ,i-,-inl.. .,f i, , . i f
Folk and Ills Board of Police Commission-' nominate one lvmocmt and to defeat nn- !, SZu, . .ii in !S T?'01 '"y,Li.
-rs that the police who permitted this as- other? Both Ball and Cowherd had do- vitrs ami ,t I JJin 1. r .muSf""
sault hnvo been discharged from tho de.'clai.xl In public speeches for the enforce- :,, u?11u,u.,Vi ' 1!,. .lt.TOdlS
parlment. ment of law an.l for honest elections, nnd r 'eh t h s ,nlu .V5 S.'iS fit
In this primary election, according to 't men were willing to commit crimes -rhi it .Sil'?,,,Ci!iS?l.a'2i
the returns received from the Judges nnd nnd to place themselves within the very Vi ," ''f J nfi,"0"
clerks. David A. Ball carried eighty ofba.low of the penitent lar' to nominate l UmJSU Viml J
the 114 counties of the State and Mr. Cow- one nnd to defeat the other. What private i T.',, iV, ,'.?: v 1 ii'VHv 'J19.01,"
hciil carried 31. In that part of Missouri hissiirnneos had these men received that $ vrmll "i i 1 thi. ii.5 "W?
outside of Kansas City nnd St. Louis. Mr. ' Me of Mr. Cowhenl s el.vtlon no harm fo 'm n ein Ui". ili wh fi P.0.0 te
Itall had 12,00n more votes than Mr. Cow- would come to them and that all would 1 ii.Y. . 1 .W. "A Whi . i
a. T.n..i. 'He we IT These are niiestlnns vlit..l. Mh ."".' i . ""J " ' me real nns
.... ..., . ,L, OI ill". I'lIU ll,.nt A BlulAmMl
returns. Mr."""1 fiissr.un must answer tor turn- ..i, lri..,s i., Wrr.Z., ,hr ,,iCJ.Sr!i
vn. , .in-,, .i.. ii iHiiivt' jinn exeisn
herd, but in Kansas City nnd
lccoiainir to tne election
Cowherd was credited with
ly 24.000 more votes than
In the entire Stnte Mr. Cowherd was cred
ited with 96.031: David A. Ball with SI..
.117; William II. Wallace with 47.905 nnd
IM '
j choose those who would violate their oath
of oillce by not enforcing the laws of tha
Tn the early part of Hits campaign. Mr, 1 state. I der.y the truth of this statement
tne name OX
t rignt baa
Mr. Cow.
etter seleot
nws in tha
up with r-''" ,l "' man can tne people them-
Henry t. St.lPel Willi 17.2t4. 63.345 m.irn ,
votes wero cast against Mr. Cowherd thnn .V. " '"V ' ' some spe.vi.es ti at no nas " ' " .
were credited in his f ivnr Rn ..nnn mr" ,ura ,n nrget an.l trieii nanler ' i- tiv .-i imir vines, wiu
Jh'J0 ni!...?r,.t.?S: '..c" up?.n. still to hive the Democrats of the State -W one man. ami particularly
owhert I, ih "n I 'n'riZ' i ' ;l'Wt, lie charged. In substance, that the o c alm thnt he can b
ii..A.i. ..... : i.;.V.T".""ir'"v ivmocratic party in Mlfseur had cone off r oinvi.iis to viiioiee tne li
''V."':. '"''ii'' ' ,,Ji.ow- after false gods and had taken in with iwat cities than can the i
iiciu tun iiiiiiiiiitv uaiiuiLi.iiu unnn inn inrn .. - . ... . .!.... ...... ... '
of the returns but la there n mnn nf .,. 111 w,sms' nnu 1,1 caiiea upon tne Demo-,"" i.vieiiy nas ne snown lor
In thesta f State to "rally 'round the f'1' g hct.est and capable men for of.
Mr Cowherd wou Id be th nomlnen Jf thi 1 i'11B w,,n il,m- w,,c 5lr- Whltceotton 1 '?1 f uu:.ld !"" ,ll,n ,0 '""' to
Democratlc i party ' today If onW honii? .Uuo R:,n' Jl,dK Kvana a,,d 3udw Wal- '""s;1' ""IHUt.int power and prlv
vote. ihnd beei? eointwl in his fJvnr? V4' J,ron",,lv asKfd Mr- Cowherd what ''f07.. roortrd !J M;,)or ,,f Kansa
lt me reid vou i nm tint L ih. 'V1" ,l !"oam' ""Jnly iilvtndoned ! . the only executive otllce bo has ever
teJtlmoZWffi :i!'"'-."v nnd shibboleth of victory. .. !"'
lures, nnd also an equal amount for his
own personal use. At least $35,000 was
employed by the Cowherd managers to
carry St. Louis. These am. facts. It Is
true mat l was ror Dave Ball for Gover
nor, and Induced my friends In the Twenty-second
Ward to vote for him. -Now
ther Is no use asking me who gave this
money or wno collected It, because the
ngnt is over ana i am not yelling."
"I tow much were vou nnd vnur nssn
elates on the Democratlo City Committee
offered to support Mr. Cowherd?" Daly
"Oh, I don't know," he replied, "the
amount was so much that perhaps the
public would not believe it. Things didn't
go Just right to suit me, but that is no
reason why I should have n grievance. If
I was Colonel Ball, I would go home and
iaKo a rest, it mignt ue ail rignt tn con
test the primary, but If I were Colonel
Ball I wouldn't do It, The cards have
Dcen piayed and mere is nothing for him
to do but take his medicine. But they tell
me that In Kansas City one ward which
had registered 350 irava Cowherd n ma.
Jorlty of 1,500. If thnt Is true. It bents
our Indian methods all hollow. I am not
squealing; In tact. I am perfectly satis-
iii-u wuii minus as tney nave happened
But what could nny leader do when he
run no against that 135.000 slush fund?
Tho ward committeemen won't deny that
they got theirs. In one ward the commit
teeman was paid $1,200 for campaign ex
penscs; besides thnt sum, ho was allowed
1500 tor Individual expenses. I refused to
take a cent, Bali was a poor man and
thero was nobodv hack nf him nhn
dollar, so far as I know. Thero was ne
deal on the Stnte ticket; It was a straight
uui ukiii unu uie cnsn won.
Now let mo read you somo or theso elec
tion returns themselves In Kansas Cltv
ond St. Louis. In order that you may see
what a wonderful svstem It In thnt hn
heen Invented In lfn,.ana rM, a. 1
...... - - - -- -- -- ... ........... ,,,,i, u,, . . . . " - i i i ill:, iii.ivi'. lt. wmf.i A.r ."iiwii.ir
iS.iior...n.P"r5i0S0 nemoernts to rally 'round was V. appointed a North End snioon-
ue Bee- ,
Mr. Ball with 31. In 1906. upon the sam "f .,hot rc,e1enLrr.lI.'JIy. a?. '1. corw ver- rratla paitv tn 190. nnd the flag that the the expiration of Mr. Cowherds term ,
registration nt the general eleriinn .tnrtiM , diet. I do not accept It because there nennin ,.f n.n sii.. ,i.... a. of otV.ee. he was c.lie.1 unnn .i i hi.
Woodson, who polled tho highest voto upon wero belween tlyo nnd six thousand votes capllol In that election. ' Superintendent of Streets upon the cliaraw
nl, rrceivco onil! . .:T.7r . -;.---.... ..j . , ,11.-. r,
"Tito THIrd Ward of St. Louis. Mr. Waua? LWt3? X' S-JlWalSS!
Cowherd was credited with 1,542 votes and , J.J0. not accept the election returns 1 porters drove from power In the Demo-1"10 clt' government. And n few mat
the Democratlo Stain ttrkt
1,179 votes. A canvass of this ward b;i 'ou"tcd. Theio were votes counted that
tho police department, under the direction v,'e.T never cast, Because the returns
n, r.m,n.n.. cHii. i . i . . nn ninn mv drtr.i
ot Governor Folk, showed that not tnor4
than IS per cent ot those who n.n .
corded as having voted tor Mr, Cowherd
renlly voted for him. Practically the samn
vote was returned ror the other cahdldate
upon the machine ticket as was returned
tor Mr. Cowherd. The St. Louis "Repub
lic." the State Democratlo ormn. nn wu
day, August 7. 1903. says, in SDesklnr of
this vote: ;
of ballot box stutllng. And a number of
I other appointees In Mr. Cowherd's ndmln-
lrtt,,.ll... l .,l..t.t . . ...I I.. .ft.. .1 i
So. today, the Issue Is clear: Do you frauds that ooe iVred In KnS, :!.
ndloated my defeat. It does nnt menn timt
my stand for the enforcement of the law
was repudiated. In Kansas City there I
nave Dcen viio elections. crooHod elections,
wicked eleellnnn IlilAvlnw Al.w,ilnn.
roonnrous elections. Thero Is a great deal i"rge.i rieeiion i returns? m you want to a little presumptuous in Mr. Cow erf ta
Louis. V6 liuve crooks
i. u r v. 4uu J t'li n.iiia it LI II 111:11 lllllii n-ii'rn nnv.i tittt-r Ii.asi . iiinllsi
i,n.r.k. ' ,K fmlHlrtns tliat. eMst.M In ' In the history of election crimes n tha
rnVina" .K.!:i,2,,d, f.S'.fL.jy""..!'" T V)d W
v.iun vi mimic oiuciuis. is :i noi
Tha vn nf s Kin f. riU ... .. heard Of,
fni Tlnll In anrl nf l.aMf I. ni. lA.ik.. NOW let me read to VOU thn tnntlmnnv
But when we pass to the office of Lieu ten ,2? Ball of Pike County, former
elections In St. I go back to police corruption In the great claim tint he can better select th- l'ollee!
In Knnsnn ciiv cities and have the protectors of lives nnd nn,t ni.,..ii.... kn.Ki. .. ...;. '.W
who can teach those In St. Louis things Property partners with those who prno- igreat cities of the State than can Vie mo.
wni omuiiiH vitrviiuiis mat; tney never
henrri nf
ant-Oovernor, we find the same disparity.
Hr were 1.S52 votes ror Mr. Painter of
Carroll County, and 15 for kvii thd
blind lawyer ot St. Louis. Then w tava
iiuii mr nuavii ui wuaper vounty ana vi
tor McGrath of St. Louis tor the offlo e?j
Stats Senator and Lieutenant-Governor f
your State, as to how he was robbed of
i no numiiiuuun ior tne oenent of Mr.
Secretary ot State, A sorry showing .this,1! Two days after the primary, Mr. Ball
mi fciio icii.r b Hiiu alia mmrsini in nrw mjui
dominated by a Miles. And so, gotnjx1 . "I am convinced that I was sold out In
through the list, we have 1,640 for Gordon! Kansas City and St. Louis. I am led to
Auaiior, i.oii ior winters as ttniiroaCS; muieva mui wuoiesaie iruuas were com'
uommissiontr, i.mw ror Graves as Su-jiajmea in tnose cities, and If I can fix
io Court of
Circuit Attorney,
nr, 1.569 ror Graves as Su-i Ktd in those cities, and If I can tlx
Ige. 1,631 for Bryan a .Tudte.off IM responsibility ror theso methods, I am
of Appeals, 1,S5 for Walsh do t
ttorney. 1.661 for Morriim as, Jive days after the election, u. n.n
Sheriff, 1,848 for Overall aa Publlo AdmlM !L
Utrator. and 1,633 for Parker as iCororstriV objict 1 not to contest the eiec-
..v.. i u raum tne punisnment or the
Here are eleven different' office, Melectlo
tor which was to b made amori) aeyeat:
ur nun ubhuiqiui on nieni uiv mu
ground, and out of about 1.180 vejeeg
were iiHi who agreea aa t
eleven, How doe th Third
riW'rt? .rsi.tVi.,r. iVArt.J'lLnif i ui lu V. " jr v ' .1
Imt who stole the eloctlon.1
l 'LOn the next day he snld
WllisSy, the crook who robbed mo of a
wW earned nomlnaUon."
ilee vice nnd commit crime? tin van ivnni
to go back to the sale of leglsl itlon to the
highest bidder: to assessments purchased
hv campaign contributions; to the whole
sale bribery of public officials; to the time
when the bribe-giver nnd the bribe-Inker
will again "stalk through legislative halls
and go tinwhlpped of Justice": to a con
dition In which the "restoration of the
principles of common honesty will again
iiecome the paramont Issue in Missouri
polities? " If you do, you can rally 'round
Hint flag with Mr. Cowherd and those who
stole his nomination ror him in St. Louis
and Kansas City.
Now there may be those who may think
thai I am unfair to Mr. Cowherd, who
will claim that he ts a man of personal
Integrity and legal ability, who would not
himself partlclpato In anvthlna- dlshnnnst
or corrupt. I do not want to do Mr. Cow
herd even an apparent Injustice. I freely
admit both hi personal Integrity and hi
legal ability and Join with Mm in k. ...
presslon ot the hope that our political eon
pie" of those cities themselves? Bu let us
examine the IVmocmtic record ui on this
question of home rule, nnd see -vhat lt
dlseloses But four 'years ago Uie Demo
cratic platform declared:
Mt.A .K. .1.1.. . , 1. .
.. y ! ..Km ill ins p.-,ipi OC. .1
each locality to select their own o!loll., Jti
And Ulll'.rnnr tnllr In 1.1. Ih...,i n-..:
..ii?.-., iiiuiu....iirui viiuoniea mat principle
when he snld: -""
"I bellevo that the people can be trustw4.-N
to govern themselves and thnt If tln largaiv
cm-, uru siven too privilege or iei.cnrut
their own oitlclals. the people th.ie wll4J
hub iii.sniicii wi tne political arxairs. 11
It be wrong to give local self-goveraraMS
ui me selection or local omciaia to i
part or the State, then It would em t
toe entire tneory or our governmeDl
wrong. It the people of those .clt J
not lake enough Interest tn puhUtksH
w Bwiiiminiit tur
men tney ougnt not to expec
miti'jio outuas. uxi
wouia compel tnem, ip
attend to the mihtlo I
their own bualn, afti

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