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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1908.
13 ESTIMATE OF TAFI A Yale ' Lawyer, Samuel J, Elder, Class of 1873. HIS FINE LEGAL RECORD Secretary la Versed In Patent Law Especially Court Reporter First. The two highest positions In the re publlo are the presidency and the chief justiceship of the supreme court. It Is rare that any one person pos sesses qualifications for both. It would be difficult to point out any one of our. presidents who would have mado a good chief justice or any chief jus tice who would have been considered available for the presidency says Bnmuel J. Elder Vale 78, In the Dos- ion neraia. The candidacy of Secretary Taft presents to the American people a man who by common consent 1b emin ently qualified for the position of chief justice and, whatever else may be said In any quarter, is In every way quail fled, by training and publlo service, for the presidency. It would proba bly be difficult to And any lawyer of experience In the country who would not at once agree that the country would have been honored by the ap pointment of Mr. Taft to the chief justiceship, and the country assured of the long service of a great chief. It Is no light thing to say of any man, however famous, that he was amply qualified to wear the robes of Mar shall and Taney, but the considerate judgment of the country unhesitat ingly accords that honor to Mr. Taft. It Is of his qualifications as a law yer and judge that I desire to say a few words. Nothing better can be said than has already been said by four universities of the country, Har vard, Pennsylvania, Yale and Miami, In conferring upon him the degree of doctor of laws. This honor usually comes to men late In life, and often (only after prolonged public service, but thrice repeated It came to Mr. Taft before he was fifty years of age. Yale conferred it upon him In flfteon HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. 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Coming to the bar In 1880 he was for a year or more law reporter fur the Cincinnati Times and Commercial, becoming assistant prosecuting attor ney In 1881. lie was In general prac tice from '83 to '87, and then was appointed to the superior court bench for the Judicial district In which Cl clnnatl Is located, and subsequently elected for the full term of five years. In 1890 be became solicitor-general of the United States, and had his first taste of Washington life, returning to Cincinnati In 1802 as Judge of the United States circuit court for the sixth circuit and serving as a federal Judge until 1900 when at the urgent request of President McKlnley, he went to , the Philippines, at first as president of the Philippine commis sion and later as civil governor of the Philippine Islands. During a con siderable portion of his service as Judge In Cincinnati he was dean of the Cincinnati law school. The amount of work compressed In to these twenty years cannot well bo overstated. During this period he held appointments from President Arthur, President Harrison and Presl ent McKlnley. He had achieved em inence before Mr. Roosevelt became president, and It was natural that so good a Judge of men and work as President Roosevelt should recognlzo and utilize for the benefit of the coun try his power of service. The fact that President Roosevelt, a man of Inflnfte capacity for sustain ed and effective effort, has selected him as a fellow servant of the republic Is In Itself a title of nobility. Both men represent the strenuous life, and Mr. Taft well Illustrates what Presi dent Roosevelt, said at the Yale bi centennial, 'I have never put my hand to any work that was worth doing that I have not found a Yale man at my shoulder." During Mr. Taft'g eight years" eer- Fvlce as a federal Judge he wroto about 400 opinions, which appear In the federal reports, besides doing his share of the detail and nisi prlus work arising In one of the busiest circuits In the country. Two of theso decis ions have been commonly commented upon, and those relate to labor ques tions, of which I will speak later, but we ought not to loso sight of his great contribution to the body of federal and determination of close, compli cated and Intricate questions. This contribution covers pretty nearly tho entire range of Judicial inquiry, pat ents, equity procedure, real property law, insurance contracts, federal pro cedure, torts, Interstate commerce, admiralty and bankruptcy. His patent decisions alone would make a couple of excellent volumes on that branch of the law, and many of the decisions ejplled for a large amount of examination of testimony, exhibits and briefs. Take for Instance the brick machine case in 92d Federal Reporter. In that case the patent claims alone, HERRMANN'S PABST OAFX1. 750-7R9 Chapel ft t reft. MERCHANTS' NOONDAY 25c-LUNCH-25o. MEJfr FOIl THt'rtSDAY, JVNE 2X 8011. Chicken Creole Puree Jackson ' FISH Filet Be Bass a la Russe ESTHER. 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LOUIS METZGER CATWRIW CO. which were doomed of Importance by counsel, cover eight pages of the Fed eral Reports, The fact that the court ilouls with them In less than 10 pages Ib but on Indication of the power of condensation and close statement for which Judge Taft's Judlclul work was notable. The electric motor case In the same volume Is another admirable Illustra tion of this sumo power of condensa tion. The learned Judgo reviews In chronological order, beginning with 1M0, tho story of the application of electricity to motor propulsion, and In the statement shows conclusively tho limited scope of the litigated invention. The amount of research necessary to the determination of some of these 'eases Is shown In the duplex printing press and harvesting machine cases, both In 'the 69th Federal - Reporter, Judge Taft's decision in the first of these cases having since been cited 12 times and in tho second case eight times. The decisions concerning stem-winding watches, electric smelters, furnace fuel feeders, metal rod collars, targot throwlng devices, live steam feed-water purifying or heating apparatus, hollow Juurnaled reels, formation of aluminum by. electrolysis, etc., show the-range bf ' Inquiry with which he dealt; ' ' ' .V It may of course bo said that many federal judge In the samo period of time have dealt with as great a variety of cases; many of which Involved as great Intorosts and as great complica tion as those upon which Judgo Taft passed, but I think It will be general ly agreed that in simplicity and clear ness of statement, and In tho lllustra tlon of tho principles of patent law by specific Instances, no one has sur passed him. Coming now to the labor causes, one Is surprised to And that there Is no lit tle foundation for tho criticism which has been made. A better way to put It would-be that the opposition to his candidacy hue put forward the fear of criticism rather than that actual crit icism has be-n made hy labor unions. It l true thut his decisions were early, but the doctrines enunciated have how become so familiar that any one at all familiar with the state of law, either here oj" abroad, would not deem them open to animadversion. On the contrary, Judgu Taft Is entitled to the same Just, generous and dlscrlm-Ir-t.tinu pral.se which Mr. Mansfield, rep creating tho Massachusetts Feder ation of Labor, recently pave to the Cf Jits of Massachusetts In tho hear logs concerning the Increase of Judicial snjai lea m this commonwealth. Mr. Mu:ihf1eld said that, although tho great lnte:i.-sts represented by him bad fault t,i find with tho substantive law r.nd b'-licVfd in some particulars It should be changed by legislative enactment, they had no fault to find with the ad ministration of the low iu It stands by the Judges of this commonwealth; that they had been fair, patient and Judici ous In Its administrates Take the earliest of these decisions, which, by tho way, was while Judge Taft was on the superior court of Ohio, 'In which he held that a suit could bo maintained for what might be called a sympathetic strike. lit that case Moores, the plaintiff, had no quarrel with the union, but he sold some goods to a concern with which the union had a difference and against which a strike had been declared, and a boycott was ordered ngnlnst him. No one questions this doctrine now. Judge Tail has repeatedly pointed out tho right of unions to combine nnd to strike for the improvement of the con ditions of labor, for higher wags and for other beneficial nnd legitimate purposes, but held that the strike or boycott must be against the person with whom the union had a grievance, and not against un Innocent third party. This was clearly not tho Mogul steamship case, nnd the distinction then pointed out by Judge Taft has held good ever Since. The supreme court of Massachu setts has recently decided precisely the same thing In Pickett vs. Walsh. The doctrine Is In effect that In fight ing with one ninn you shall not pun ish another to compel him to Join you In the fight against your first antag onist. The Toledo and Ann Arbor case de cided In 1893, when Judge Taft was on the federal bench, Is to the same ef fect. Mr, Arthur, the chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was not at liberty, he held, to order a strike against railroads connecting with the Toledo road to prevent them from handling Toledo's freight. Rail roads engaged in Interstate commerce under the federal laws are not ot lib erty, and their employes remaining lu their employment are not at liberty, and the general manager or president of a union Is not at liberty, to tie up the commerce of the country to help on a contest with which the strikers have no personal Interest or concern. Judge Taft wns throughout careful to point nut, as he did In tho Thomas case, ,6 2d Federal Reporter, the full scope of the right of combination. "Now, It may be conceded In the outset thut the employes of the re ceiver had the right to organize Into or to Join a labor union which should take Joint action as to their terms of employment. It Is of benefit to thpm and to the public that laborers should unite In their common Interest nnd for lawful purposes. They have labor to sell. If they stand together they are often able, all of them, to commnnd better prices for their labor than when dealing singly With rich employers, be cause the necessities of tho single em ploye may compel him to accept any tenris offered him. The accumulation of a fund for the support of those who feel that the wages offered are below market prices Is one of the legitimate objects of such an organization. They have the right to appoint officers who shall 'advise them as to the course to be taken hy them in their relations with their employer. They may unite with other unions. The officers they appoint, or any other person to whom they may choose to listen, may advise them as to tho proper course to be, taken by them in regard to their em ployment, or, it they choose to repose such authority In any one, may order them, jin pain of expulsion from their union, peaceably to leave the employ of their employer because any of tho terms of their employment are unsat isfactory." The best statement of Mr. Taft's attitude concerning labor wu given In his notable address at Cooper Institute before an Immense audience of per sons largely Interested In labor unions, Without attempting to forecast the future, it is not too much to say that tho final word of legislative enactment and Judicial utterance on these com plicated questions will probably be found to follow very closely the prin ciples enunciated In that address. It was a statement of the basis upon which property rests and of the value to the laborer of the accumulation of capital by the community. Ho pointed out, for Instance, that labor saving machinery in the first Instance turns skilled workmen out of employ ment and works hardship. The law, however, does not permit strikes against labor saving machin ery, because the Infinitely Increused output from machines adds so much to the world's wealth that surplus free capital results, which Is Imme diately seeking employment, and to get satisfactory returns must employ labor. The audience was enthusiastic ally In accord with him, if not from start to finish, at least long before the conclusion of the tddress, and when an opportunity was given to ask ques Hons, somebody asked: "What caused Mr. Taft to change his attitude toward the workmen and unions from the one he had While on the bench of the Ohio courts?" This gave Mr. Taft an opportunity for which, undoubtedly, he was look ing ,and he answered: "Now, I wll tell you. You cannst And a word In this address that I have de livered tonight that Is not supported by every opinion that I ever rendered In an Injunction suit. Tou hire law yers and try to find It. I have never changed by attitude a particle on the subject, and everything I have said to night has been exactly In accord with my attitude In respect to the rights of Itbor, the necessity for maintaining tho law, the necessity for maintaining the rights of property on the one hand and the necessity for maintaining the rights of 'persons tn the other." The apr.Iause which greeted this re ply shows several things but no one Is more significant than that Secretary Taft's poslthn, when understood and not misrepresented oujht to approve It self to the Judgment of every laboring man, and further, that the labor unions themselves are anxious for free and fulr discussion. Mr. Taft's courage Is one of the best things about him. He might have re fused to discuss at the preeent time so tender a question as tht relative rights of labor end capital, But he has always preferred, as he did In coming to Bos ton to discuss the cause of the panic to meet opposition face to face, and to i peak his mind without fear of conbe Cuences. The people In voting for him will have no difficulty In understanding what his positions are. Ho was a good lawyer, a pre-eminent Judgo, and will make an admirable President. I A GRAND CAMPAIGN ANYHOW. Mr. Dooley rrodlrts nn Interesting; residential Contest. "An, anyhow, 'twill be a grand cam paign. Ye can bet on that. It makes lit tle dlff'rence who th' candydate Is wheiher th' peerless Hryan, th' peer lees Johnson, th' peerless Qrey, or th peerless Wilson snmewherei between six an' eight mlllyon onterryfled dlm mycrats will ma.-eh to the polls an' vote f'r him; an' not so much f'r him ho needn't ret excited about It as against th" other fellow. Yell see thlm hastening to vote befuro breakfast In th' gray light lv' th' dawn; ye'll see thlm slammln' old Dobbin as ho lopes along a counthry road, ao that they'll be sure to get Into Llneolnnpolls be fure th' republlcinS have decided that there are enough votes In th' box. "An' whin th' pills are closed ye'll find that about the usual number lv dlmmycrats have registered what Ho gan calls their quadhrenyal kick. It may not look so at first. On Diction night It may look as though we were beaten be eighty-two mlllyon to four. Rut whin th' offlcyal figures comes out It will bo found that th' triumphant republican candydate who has swept th" counthry like a whirlwind fr'm Maine to Callfarny has hardly enough votes to spare to elicit him mayor lv Elgin. "Ye may talk about th' poor old dlm myeratlc party, but we defy their pity. At laste they can savo It up f'r th' first Wednesdah afther th' first Choosdah afther th' flrat Mondah In Novlmber. In th' mnnotlme, here goes to create man ny a heartache among our republican ". rd8. Today I can talk th' situation cu'i ly over. I can set down with me frind Slmpklns an' discuss all public manners, nn him an' me are thurly agreed, him beln' a little morelv adlm mycrat thin I am In theery. But prac tice Is (llff'rent. An' somethln', I know not what. In me heart telle me that on wan night, befure th' Ides lv next No vlmber, as I return fr'm a Bryan or Johnson or what-ye-may-eall-hlm rati fication meeting, I will meet Slmpklns an' tap him over th head with a kero sene torch. "F'r, Hlnnlssy, a man Is not made a republican or a dlmmycrat be platforms or candydates. 'A man's a republican or ho's a dlmmycrat ,an' that's all ye can say about It onlesa, he's an Indeplnd- ent, an thin he's a republican." "I stippnse th' counthry will be safe with oyther candydate," said Mr. Hen nessy, "It will be," said Mr. Donley. "It will be safe with ayther candydate, or with both or with nayther." F. P. Dunne In the American Magazine. r HOW TRADE IS IOST. United States Consul Baker of Ho bsrt, Tasmania, quotes a leading mer chant of that city as saying what so often has-had to be said about Amer ican traders' methods, namely: "The only reason, In my opinion, why American cotton textiles are not sold here more than the textiles produc ed In other countries Is not because they are not more suited for local trade, but because reputable Ameri can houses have never seen fit to send their expert snles agents to properly explain the special advantages of their goods. There are probably at least 100 special representatives of English houses, with expert knowledge of cot ton textiles, who are traveling through tho commonwealth at the present time, giving every Important town a visit perhaps two or three times a year, but I know of not one American houso which has any expert traveling man of Its own at work In the com monwealth. American cotton manu facturers Intrust tholr business almost entirely to general agents of Sydney and Melbourne, who handlo almost any goods they think they can sell, from a patent medicine to a bedstead, Many of them have done so. well with certain American goods, like agricul tural machinery and boots and Bhocs, that, they think they are able to be agents of almost anything that Is American, and so undertake business to which they cannot give proper tlmo and attention. If you Inquire of one of theso agents about any particular line, say of American calicoes,, he may be able to tell you that the repu tation of the house which sells them Is good, liut Is quite Incompetent to explain In what way, If any, the line of goods you ask him about excels. The people here are pretty conserva tive about what they buy, and It takes somo convincing explanation to Induce, them to purchase American calicoes when they uro uccustoniod to other kinds, I have discovered for myself that American calicoes are purer and wear longer than calicoes produced elsewhere, and If tho fact were only known generally thut while American calicoes are lighter, gener ally speaking, than other kinds, yet they aro more durable, . American manufacturers would, In my opinion, become In supreme command of tho market. THE "SQUARE DEAL." During tho Roosevelt-Parker cam paign I called on tho president to persuade him to ask the people, In stead of tho corporations, to contrib ute to his campaign fund. From the discussion of . the democratic princi ple Involved In that plan, tho conver sation changed olf Into the general Bubjc-ct of iiilsrepresentatlvo govern ment, and finding tho president Inter ested in tho political, but not at all In the economic, problems underlying our political questions, I uttered this reproach! ' 'Air, President, I don't believe you will ever solve tiny of our real prob lems. You merely stand for a square deal." .,; Down came his fist upon his desk. He sprung to his feet. He hadn't heard or ho didn't heed .tho reproach. No, this man of action seized, as ho always does seize out of books and men, that which ho had use for, and that alono, , "That's It," ho exclaimed. "A square deal.- That's exactly what I do stand for. And I shall say so In my rext public utterance." And hq did. Ills next public, state ment was his' famous reply to Mr. Parker, and ho wound It up with "a square deal." Lincoln Steftens In Everybody's Magazine. SEE! SHOTIIF.ItKO DOG REVIVED. SncreMful DrmooMrnfloa ( Artificial Hmplrallnn Mnehluc la Cheered, An ambulance, composed of about thirty men and three or four womeu, most of the men being pnyslclans, at tended a demonstration of Professor artificial respiration In tie library jf the Kings County Mdllcul assocl.itl n, last night, under the auspice of tho First legion, of the Red Cross society. They all applauded enthusiastically when tho demonstrator, Dr. William Harrison, ot Guaialnjan, .Mexico, mothered a small yellow dog gathered In from the street, und afterward reviv ed' it by means of the respiration me chine. ' , The audlonre watched with eager at tention the convulsive twitching of th.i dog's muscles as It whs slo.wly deprive! of air, and leaned forward eagerly when one of Ir. Harrison's assistants lifted the limp body in the air to sho-v the watchers' that no sign of llfo re mained. Finally, when tlui machine dll Its work, and thcvlctlm ot the demon stration was brought back to life, the audience voted unanimously, If Its opinion could be Judged by tho ap plause, that the demonstration had been a complete success, although the little dog staggered as It tried to walk, and gavo every Indication of suffering. The machine Is the invention of Pro fessor Poe, said to be n cousin of the late Krtpnr Allen Poe. For many years ho has been a government chemist. His maehlno is the result of' thirty years' work. He coneelvrd the Idea, It Is said, when he saw a near relative suddenly revive within two hours of the tlmo set for his burial. Tho machine is a combination of suc tion and pump, which alternately ex hausts the foul ftlr in the lungs of h person nearly dead and pumps In fresh Three of the Free Vacation Trips fo e3E3l' ' -1 WASHINGTON, PHILADELPHIA, ATLANTIC CITY AND NEW YORK It will be well for all contestants to get busy on subscriptions and turn them in as soon as possible. EVERY VOTE COUNTS. My PIANOS WANTED ARE YOU OPEN FOR A IHI j The N. Sonnenberg Piano Co, j Telephone 878-2. air or oxygen. Its demonstration last nights was the result of much negoti ation, for ProfOHSor Poe has been over whelmed with requoHts to exhibit Its working. Dr, Harrison, who had the demonstra tlon In charge, explained the plan of tho maehlno und Its method of oper ation, and told how It was hoped that much might be done toward curing con sumption by the use of the Invention. Its principal value, however, he said, would ha in cases of drowning of as pyxlatlon. Now York Times. TAFT AMI GOOD TIMES. Iliixlnesa World Lonka Forward to an V.rn ef I'rumlae nnd Hope. Taft will receive the nomination, and though the consequences of another campaign of BryanlHin are beginning to dawn with greater force upon tho south, It Is not apparent how Bryan can bo prevented from being chosen as Taft's opponent. Th.e first stage of those causes of unrest to the business world In national politics nas thus been passed, because the general belief lu that If Hryan be opposed to Taft the election of Taft will be assured. The prospect of Taft as president brlmrs iw alarm. Ho and the president will have the power to go as far in making a radical or progressive plat form hh they wish; but by general eon sent Taft. on nearly any platform which Is not repugnnnt to common sense, will be welcomed as a harbor of refuge nnd a port ut safety. Taft will be a reformer, no doubt, and every good citizen wants reform as long as there Is any neen of reforma tionthat Is to say, until the earth ceases to revolve; but his life, his rec ord, his reputation for balance and san ity are pledges that no nmn need fes? that he will ha sard the fate of the coutitrv on an Impulse or excite tho land to such a frensy of fear that it will become sick when It is In sound health.- The era of Taft Is now almost uni versally regarded In the business world as on era of promise ana hope. Good crops come to the s!d of politics; the stocks. of all commodities and products ore low; the manufacturers are think ing of meeting that demand which Is sine to come, and when the tide of con fidence, of Industry nnd trade sets strongly toward the flood the wheels will revolve, the mills will hum, and In an Incredibly short time the man who tries to recall the black ought of the pant winter will be regarded as tho garrulous oldest Inhabitant so remote will the time seem. Philadelphia Pub lic Ledger. leeks Journal-Courier's list Twelve Days is the Last Day, For Summer Rentals. I TRADE? There arc probably several people In New Haven who con template buying a new piano In the fall : and turning In their present piano in exchange. If you ore one of them negotiate with us now and we can give you a better deal than later. We can probably use the piano for summer rental if we get it at once. If we do, It is Just so much money for you. 801 Chapel Street. J DETECTIVE METHODS IX INDIA. A very old Indian detective trleK played Its part In the arrest ot tho Bengali youth, Khurdlram Bose, who threw the bomb which killed Mrs. and Miss Kennedy at Mocufferpore, He was seated In the railway station at Walnl, some twenty miles from the scene of the crime, and was eating a meal of rice, wnen tw aunstables ap proached him. One of the constables, noticed that the youth's saliva had ceas ed to flow, apparently through fright at the sudden appearance of the police men; and that, in spite of his non-ch&l-ant air, he was unable to continue his meal. The constable toyed with his man for awhile, and then, having his suspicions confirmed, seised him before he could fire the revolver with which he was trying to shoot himself. This system of detection it Is stated Is tradi tional among the Indian police. A suspected person will be placed, with others, and a native Inspector will mutter some gibberish over an old four cornered rupee. Having tnus worked upon the fears of his auditors, he will give each of them a handful of rice and Instruct them to eat It as set as they can. The guilty one. It Is averred, will be unable to eat, and the strike of the salivary glands is regarded as fur n inning a prima facie esse for arrest. Westminster Gasette. , nniNocrcnos take drugs -. Br POUND. : Fifteen New York veterlnarles made the discovery yesterday that the dose of anaesthetic required to put a rhino ceros to sleep is a pound and three quarters of chloroform and half a pound ot ether. 'This accession to veterinarian science was made during the operation to re move cataracts on the eyes of Mogul,' the Indian rhinoceros In the Bronx soo. Mogul, after succumbing to half a gal lon of anaesthetic, remained under Its Influence for an hour, and at the end of that time began to crunch hay as though nothing had happened. Through a blow on the head tn his native Jungle, Mogul nearly lost the sight of both eyes, and the operation was agreed upon mier uareiui tmin- at Ion.. ' The big problem was to ' tell how much anaesthetic It was safe to give. Tho hide of the pachyderm was so means of a derrick and harness Mogul was thrown. A roll of cotton batting, stuffed In a cone of brown paper, 'was used to administer the anaesthetic.' Be fore the rhinoceros was put to sleep the fumes nearly overcame the doctors and keepers. The operation consumed half an hour. New york Herald, Great i VS"" " '(ft lore