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miAFERflOJEPtlES miAFERflOJEPtlESTo TAlIAFERRO REPLIES
To the Kaotnt Open Letttr Letttrof Le t r rof
of Governor GoverprJennltigi Jennings JenningsShowing 1 ennlnKIthowlng
j 1
Showing How the Governor Has Hasreprwented MI MIreprnented MIs
reprwented Him and ancf Garbled and andMisquoted andMlequotcd
Misquoted the Record In Hit HI At Attempta Attampta Attmpts
tempta to Injure the Senator SenatorVTaaaington lenatoriDtoD SenatorWUington
VTaaaington iDtoD DC D C Jan 2 2S 1904 1904on 190ton
Ion on W Y S Jennings JenningsTallahassee JenningsTallahassee
Tallahassee Fla FlaMy FlaMy
My Dear Sir SirYour SlrYour
Your letter of January 1 postmark postmarked ¬
ed the 4th reached me at Jackson Jacksonville JacksonTille ¬
ville January Janu ry 6th th I would have re replied replied ¬
plied at once but was prevented by byan byan
an unusual pressure of public busi business buslDeSl ¬
ness ne attention to which I regard as asof asof
of more Importance than writing po political poUtlcal ¬
r litical letters 1 avail a vall myself of the theopportunity theopportunity
opportunity now however and tnke takeoccasion tnkeoccasion
I occasion to give you ou some Informa Information Informatlon ¬
lion about my record which you seem seemo 8comao
ao o sadly to need and which will serve sencI I
I hope to correct the astounding statcmiemt statt stat
miemt t you bout of having hVtfl mate In Inyour Inour
your our recent public speeches speechesi
i take up your lo letter ter In the order orderof
of its statements statementsIn
In making the statement I did viz vizGovernor TlzOovernor
Governor Jennings says 1 have done donenothing donenothlnc
nothing since i have been In Con Congress Congress ¬
gress there was no UC Intention to oo ooyou o oyou
I you Injustice Several gentlemen of ofunquestioned ofunQuostioned
unquestioned Integrity and veracity In Informed Informed ¬
i formed me both before and after the thepublication thepUblicatiou th
ft publication of the U1 Ocala Banner let letter letter ¬
ter that you had said ald as much to tothem totbem
them and I will give gl you their names namesshould namcIIhould I
I
should you ou desire It While you dis disclaim disclaim dIsclaim ¬
claim ever having used that langaugo langaugeIts
4 Its substance or equivalent your our let lettor lettor
I
tor to my mind Is In Itself the equlv equlvalcnt eQulvalent
slant of that language languageYou S
You devote much space to the Flor FlorIda FlorIda
Ida Indian War Claim It is a sim simple simple ¬
ple matter and a plethora of words wordsand wordsaDd
and phrases will not mislead the pub public pub1Ic ¬
lie The claim had been standing for forover forover r
over forty years The people of ofFlorida ofFlorida o f
I Florida know this and they the know too toowhen toowhen
when and by whom the provision for forits for1t8 fo r
its payment was llnally Unall passed through throughCongress throuchCon througiCongress i
Congress Con < < res8 I have never claimed the thecredit theorcdlt L
credit for myself ysoll nor denied to others othersthe othersthe 3
the credit due them You cannot go gofurther gofurther g
further than I In commending the theearnest theeame th E
i S earnest eame t and Intelligent efforts of Sen Senator Senator L ¬
ator Pasco and other members of ofboth ofboth a I
both branches of Congress who pre preceded preceded ¬
I ceded here I have stated
me repeat repeatedly repeatedly L ¬
edly dly that on entering Congress In L Lr n
r
1899 1 found In the Senate files as nsresult asresult a aresult
result of their painstaking work nun nunvaluable mlHvaluable muvaluable
valuable data which contributed no nolittle noUttle n 0 0little
little to the passage of the measure measureand measureand
I ft and Indeed for my part I even accord accorded I ¬
ed to you the credit for the perfunc perfunctory perrunctory > ¬
tory part you OU played m taking tho thowarrant thowarrant Lb o
warrant home homoSome homeSome
Some Pertinent Questions QuestionsAre
Cure Curethe
Are you ou taking especial pride In the thefact thetact th e
w A fact that the Indian War Claim was wascollected wascollectod LS
collected during your our administration administrationand i
and are you offering that to the people peopleof Le
of Florida as a something with which whichyou h
you you are especially to be credited Do Doyou IJ 10
IJV j
you forget ror et or did you OU know that Gov Governor Govftroor Go V ¬
ernor Drew Dre and Governor Bloxham Bloxhamand a
and Governor Perry and Governor GovernorFleming r I
4 Fleming and Governor Mitchell all allexercised Rill Rillexcrclsed a II
exercised tho greatest energy In urging urgingthis urglntblB Is
this matter upon Congress each III IIIhis hIhis In
his day and that all of them perhaps perhapsmade perh1psm s
j
I made m dc greater effort In this direction directionthan directionUlan in
than you have been known knowto to do Do Doyou Doyou I to toDt o
you realize that If tho claim was not notcollected notcolltcted a Dt
collected during either of the Admin Administrations AdmInIstratlons n Dtn ¬
N istrations I have named It was not the thefault thefault U Ufault IC
fault of those tho > > o distinguished and much muchloved muchJoved niu h ilw
w loved sons of Florida and that tho thofinal thoflnal ti 10 e
4s final collection of the claim reflects reflectsno Ls tsno 10Ls Lsar
no more credit Lsn
upon you than upon uponthera uponthem U > n
them themIn
In connection with this Indian War WarClaim WarClaim V ar arro
I Claim why Is It that you 011 seek to o havo havomo ha vome ro rori
me say that the aggregate of the
vari various varlau va ri ¬
Otis au appropriations for Florida viz vizabout v te 17about rite teBO
Qv about 14100000 would lower the tex
J tax taxes taxes tr x ¬
es and lessen the burdens of all the thopeople thepeople t BO 0
WI people You oi must know that I 1confined 1to IconOued
confined my remarks speclllcally to totho toal totho
tho amount contemplated In the total totalof totnlor tot al alto
of the Indian War Claim vu v Il and to toa toOl
be exact 1073930CG 1O7 930U6
The language languageof lan ua uaof t
of my m letter quoted In yours our is pu puand paand lLand V tV
and unmistakable I mentioned tra tratho it a i
1 tho total appropriations aOt
obtained lot lotFlorida I Ol Olon 0
Florida was about 1 bou t 1100000 and then thensaid 1I1l1IsaId Lb on
said
This Ihl means > > more than 57 7 per cap cnllIta c Sf > P
It Ita for or every e r man woman and chil chilin cllllcIn cli lb <
in the state of a Florida and the col co colectlon c ol olro ¬
lection of the Indian
War
ar Claim
Jire1itic pro provldtxl provldl1 p ro
d vldtxl tho affairs of State are adminis administered nllllllnlgtered atiruli I ¬
f
tered wisely wlsl and
honestly
should
the > > rn rntaaoofO
taaoofO taaoofOs have the effect of lowering taxes and
s W lessoning tho burdens of all the peo people peoplo ixopie ¬
plo plet
I reiterate now that every dollar dollarof
of the Indian War Claim lulm1073390GG lulm1073390GGSfIlHi 5l073300GG 5l073300GGshould
should SfIlHi hI have ha the th effect or lowering low rln rlntnxe
s1 i taxes and lessening the burdens I
N u4W of ali alitho
S tho people and while I did not say Rn I Ip
IUr sP p 10 thon I do say lIa ay now that every < Ny dollar dollarof dol II I
of the
total of appropriations for Florl i ida
da does do s its part In lessening the bur ¬ I Ic
c dens of nil n II the people peopleDo
I Do you 011 contend that the Improve Improvement improvemnt
ment of river and
harbors docs not notmakn notmakii I
makn new and competing c UltJ t1ng avonuos aenu s ol olcommerce 01enmrnerce ofeommerce
I Ior
commerce and nd thus lessen the rat ratoof ratesl
l of freight freightDo rrll ht I
Do you > ou contend that high rates 01 olfreight 01freight I
freight are not a burden on nil the thepeople theS thepeople
people peopleDo p pl 1 1Du I
S Do you contend that the tl1 money moncjspent mon monRpent moneyspent
spent either In Improvements > of thl thlkind thh 1 1kInd
I kind or upon public buddings does doesnot I Ioat
I not add to the prosperity llrosp < rltr of work workmen workOlen worki workmen
i men artisans and contractors does doesnot doesnot doesnot
not lad Its way Into nil avenues a InUlS 01 olttado 01llllo 01rttIu
ttado does not lessen the burdens ol ciRE
RE
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r Window Scrwn cnejs nt1 Fkturo FkturoAlt 1ietuntinl
111 tf orc1r Alt 11 kind of
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writ writ1ty rjt tll Aly lumhnnd mynick for thrrr thrrrmonths th11fmnuth14 thrrciiuuitbs
months The dotton said h hl hail quick quickconsumption qUkkIonllulllptiull 1ukktOTltIIitiOIi
consumption We e procured n bottle ol
Italian Horvhound Syrup rul find nnc11t it cured
him That wn nix tl x your tur ngo and iid nine1 nine1f incttrnrp
J w h trnrp nlwoT nlw nri kift N f bottle of it itI itlu
4 lu iilt iiltIIIIli t I II
I I 1 ur oiijlfi IIIIli itiit I8t n < t h It hiiH Iut iit 411121 411121oc MUt MUt0c
> 0c und UII 1 1 Sold oliI by J 1 M Inn 1 CII
all allall an a well u add to the prosperity of ofall ofall
all allDo
Do D o you ou contend that the eight dol dollars d01Jars
lars larssold a month in pensions for the brave braveoldiers braveaoldlers
oldiers sold iers of the Seminole Indian War Warof Wacof
of 185G6S who ho risked their lives in inthe Inthe
the common defense and the aged and andofttlmes Bndorttimes
ofttlmes oftt tmes destitute widows of the sol soldiers BOIulen ¬
diers die rs of that war is I not a solace and anda
a comfort c cand to them In their old age ageand agoand agea
and a lessening les enlng of their burdens burdensStrange burdens18tr burdensStrange
Strange 8tr nge Indeed Indeedif
if t t you do your position Is a stramge stramgeIndeed stractld6
Indeed tld6 eed d so strange 8trAn e that I venture there thereare thereare
are areagr but few If any In Florida who will willagree willagree
agree agr ee with you But I will admit that thatyour thatyour
your r contention generally on this prop proposition Ilroposition iro ¬
osition osit lon la h In entire harmony hnrmon with your yourmost yonrmost
most mo at unaccountable statement that o othe othe
the 107393000 collected on account accountof
of the Indian War Claim only onl 430
833 Is applicable to lowering the taxes taxesand tuesRnd
and lessening the burdens of all the thepeople thepeople
people peo ple You say that by b legislative legislativeaction Ilglslatheaction
action act actthis ion upon your recommendation recommendationthis
this was applied to the States bonder bonderdebt bonderdebL
debt L Do you OU mean to say that If Ifthere Ifthere
there the re had boon no recommendation recommendationand
and no legislative action the State Statewould Statewould
would wo uld not have been better off to the theextent theutent
extent ext ent of o lh the sun u collected But Buttell llt llttell
tell me plwca what became of thr thrdifference thtcUrer th
difference cUrer diff erence nc attwsen that sum you me metlon m mtlon ass
tlon tio n and tk tU 51073930GG Was i inot Inot
not paid to t the people of Florida Floridaflther Floridaylther
flther it itthe her In money or by h settlement oi oithe 01the
the States bonded Indebtedness to tht thegovernment thtgonrnnwnt
government gov ernment and a 11I1 the accrued Interest Interestthereon Interedtthereon
thereon the reon And If so paid does no nothat nothat
that t lessen the burdens and lower the thetaxes thetaxcs
taxes tax es of all the people peOIJleThe
The T he State owed the National Gov Govcrnment
ernment ern nient In bonds and Interest 5380 538093LG6 80
93LG6 934 66 By act of Congress approv approved ¬
ed March 3 1S99 before by election electionto
toTr to the Senate J the Secretary of the theTreasury theTreasury
Treasury Tr easury was authorized and directed directedto directel
to tobo proceed for the collection of State Statebonds Statebonds I
bonds bo nds owned by the tlt Government Governmentwhere Goernmentwhere
where wh ere there was default on the part partor
of such State In the payment of in interest Interest
terest ter est Under this Act the Attorney AttorneyGeneral AttorneyGemral
General Ge neral threatened suit The claim claimof I
of the government was a claim Iaim In Inlaw Inlaw
law and cquitj and payment could couldhave couldhave
have ha ve been enforced On the other otherband otherhand
band ha nd the claim of the State was one onein oneIn on
in equity only ani and Its payment pan1 < nt was wasdependent wasdellelldlnl 3
dependent de upon the justice of Con CongT
gross gT ass Sg This suit wciild w < ulll probably have havefcen
been re en brought had If not been for tin tinprovision UtipIHlslon
provision pro vision Incorjioruud In an Act o or orCongrlss f
Congress Co ngress at the Instance and largel largelthrough argelthrough
through thr ough the efforts of the Florida dele delegation delegatlon ¬
gation ga tion This provision pr lslon stayed the suit suitsuppose
suppose SIl llOSd these proceedings had not notbeen notbeen I
been be en stayed st yed Instead of receiving receivingJ69291G rccelvlnS69HG
J69291G 6 In cash Florida without re receiving rec ¬
ceiving c ce ivin iving anything might have been beencompelled i I
compelled CO to pay IJa 3S0984GG 3S0984GGCouldnt 3809SGjCouldnt
Couldnt Have H ve Done Lets LenYon LuYou
You contend that In addition to the thepayment thepaymellt th
payment pa of f the Indian Inti Ian Var ar Claim
I
proper pr oper you demanded and procured procuredin
in the adjustment of the mutual ac account I
count CO t1flt between the State and the Unit I Icd
ed States the payment by l the latter I Ior
of o 5883G21L S8G21 1 due the school fund o j jthe
the th e State tatl 52100702 007 02 Ii due lie the Trustees Tn1st s sof j
of ofaC the Internal Improvement I Fund on onaccount ODaCCount
account aC CIIflt of swamp land indemnity and anll93G
932G2l 93G 9 1 due the general revenue funt fumof i ior
of Florida on general census account uceountj j
and an d further succeeded in collecting for fortill
the th e State the additional sum of 513 13 j I IIS
21 2 IS I S Of course you you did if you on used usedthe i
the th e word ord procured procli rd as meaning re received ¬
ceived ce ived The act provided for a set settlement settlement
tlement ti ement of the mutual account and andthat arlltthat antiat
that th at the bonds of the Slate ta te held in the theIndian
Indian ifl liafl Trust fund should be surren surrendered I i
dered d to the Governor of Florida You Youu I
u v uld iit have been hl < l1 derelict In your duty dutyit
it jou ou had failed to receive the tb money mone moneLmt I
but W it even in that event the Govern Governin Goernment
ment m eat under the law would have found founda foundway
a way to settle the account and thu thoState thuState thutate
State S tate would have suffered H ffercll no loss I Irepeat Ipeat
repeat rcp re peat < > nt therefore t that you could not notvery notvery notery I
very v well have ha l done less lessEvery l less1very < s9 s9l
Every l er one o of A < the sums you mention mentionCOflfleiCtiOfl J I Itn
in connection with this claim had been beenwithheld beenI beenwithheld beenithheld I
withheld w from the State because as asI ashave
I have said before LJ forc the State had fall fallefl fail failed fallI ¬
ea ed e I to pay I8 the tlI Interest on Its bonds bondsand bondsand bondsnti
and a nti the Government withheld payment paymenton
on O n all of them to indemnify Irltllmlllf Itself itseltagainst Itselfagainst Itselfgainst
against a loss Act of Congress
ollgress pro providing proYldlllJ proidiflg ¬
viding V for the settlement of the ac account account acount ¬
count c and this alone unlocked tho thodoors thodoor thtoors
doors d oors of the Inited States Treasury Treasuryor
lor f or the payment to the State tatl of every everyollar
dollar d duo 1111
to whatsoever account or orlund orlunll orliIii
lund t Referring Htflrrlll again to the 5132000 5132000of 13 132000f OOO OOOof
of o f bonds and the I2ISJSI IS ISHjG titi interest interestthereon Interestthlrloll Interesthereon
thereon t due the Government Olrnllllnt you do donot donot doot
not n ot seem to credit that payment with withm
m fl any an way lessening le slnlng burdens und low lowering 10 10ring lowring ¬
ring b taxpc I maintain that o debt debtv debtowed
v herover owed ow 11 is a burden and that thatits thatlt
its lt 1 t4 payment whether to one creditor creditorsum
or o r another lessens that burden In the thesum theum
sum s of the debt paid paidYou paidYOll paidoti
You oti will 111 pardon IIa rilon me zi I hope for I
treating trpatlll t this sujiot so o exhaustively < xhJIIst1el xhJIIst1elnlld
and a nd I offer as a my 111 excuse that It seem seemed SlWcd ¬
ed C d necessary in view Yie of your unique
Ideas l dea on the th subject
Not Here for Buncsmbe BuncsmbeAs uncmbeAs uncmb uncmbAs
As to your ur suggestion that I have
not Introduced a 1 bill resolution
or oramendment oramlndl11ent otamendment
amendment on any subject or embody
Ing i ng any nil principle III the Democratic Democraticplatform DCmocratlcplatform feniocratlcplatform
platform you 011 Know thnt since sln I havp
been m Congress the Administration
has been Republican and brMi branch ¬
es ot Congress on cress overwhelmingly orwtlfhllin so 0
nnd I am not here Iln for buncombe or to
whistle against tho wind
but to tovote I IYot iVott
vote Yot my Iii time and best
thought IhulI t hl n nd d en
erii r y to passing measures ot bemtit i
the pjople of Florida Practically raltcalj
overy lry proposition contaitud cont lIhd in th ii
i > norratlc platform pint fUrfll has been llU before
th 114 B Senate < lIl1te In onu way a or another
sir e I have Inen a member and
upon every one lilt of them your ollr stat
uuiit to i Ihl he contrary notwithstanding
I have ha Ated ttd In full
and strict strictvit IIM IIMwith n nwIth
with vit ii the t platform pint form of the thllhnlOcrallc I Democratic I tniocrat Ic
party la nv I do 10 not pretend prt end
to be hi bo boetioiiKi 110lnou I Itnougi
etioiiKi lnou 1 to at
attempt tniipt 1 adershlp to the th
exclusion < 1111011 Of Democratic Senators who
have hn tiat VI e grown in
gray the service of
party and country C11ntr I have been con ¬
tent on the
contrary anl
regard It ar u u1Jllllb
being to the Interests of Florida as
well to listen to t their wise counssJ
and an d to iuw fallwr mtfcw than th n to pre presume prelume ¬
sume su suI ms to lead I Perhaps if like some somti somiad
i bad h ad be benraptured beeR a irpturd raDtur d with the souno sounoof souneof
of my my y owm 0 rplc Ice or were given to tothe totbe
the pertpaUtlc practice of usel uselpeecbmaktof uselIpMchmaJdn useless
ip peecbmaktof I mIght have Intro Introduced Introduced ¬
duced du ced roch bills era tkough they theybad theyhad
bad fla d been already a ady before the body and andwere andwere
were we re foreordained to die In the pigeon pigeonholes pigeonholes
holes hol es of Republican Committees CommitteesThe
The Delegation a Unit UnitTo UnitYc
To say that I have not gotten an anfor anprfaUonfor
a roprfatlon prfaUonfor for any place or point pointweat pointwest pointit
we were west it of the St Jobns River By your yourreading yourreadln
re retti reading rea > ding < < of tfce t record what have I got gotttn gottwn goteast
ten ttiwe east of that river I say ay that the thework thework therk
we wea wecfi work rk of the delegation is the work ol olunit ora ofunit
a unit and Is not bounded by nor norcircumscribed nordrcumscrlbed
cfi cfilie circumscribed In geographic lines or orlimits orUmIts
lie lietic limits its I say that I assisted in I get getting gettlng getg
tic ticSt ting g every appropriation west of the tbeSt theSt
St Stas Johns River Just as 3 my colleagues colleaguesassisted colleaguesa8sl
as asUc assisted a8sl ted In getting < < every appropria appropriation ¬
Uc Ucyo tion n east of that river it Is true trueyou trueyon
yo yowl you il add that you are not dealing with withwhat withwhat
wl wlde what at has been done by the Florida Floridadelegation florldadelegationthat lorfd lorfdlegationthat
de deda delegation delegationthat that you are not a candi candidate candIdate ¬
da darat date te against the delegation deJe at1on But let letme letme
me ratef tell yo yos that the record of the del delegation 4eI2pUon d ¬
efTO egation ef atlon Is I tone and inseparable It IIfoar Itor
TO TOIt foar or ar system 7te of reasoning be sound soundIAM 101In4tka
IAM Ik es each of M baa doe nothing aad aadtf 4 4f
It Itao f each of as haa u done do mothlng taen taenhow Uaenow
ao aodo how ow w is it possible that all of us have havedone havedone
do doae done ne anything < < I will remind you youagaIn youain
ae aere again ain that I II have never claimed any anyresults anysults I
re results whatsoever not associated associatedwith assoclJtedwIth
WJ reWJ WJyo with th the work work of my colleagues and andyou andy
yo yotk you y u cannot credit the whole delega delegation deegatlon delegan ¬
tk tkth tion n with the accomplishment of any anything anything ¬
th thea thing ing without giving due credit to toeach toeach toch
ea each ch member for his hi proportionate proportionatepart
p part pa rt thereof thereofNo
No member of the delegation bus hasever buseyer buser
ever ev er complained that each and every everyother everyther j
other o member has failed to do his part partIn pRrtIn
In any matter relating to the interests Intereststhe I j I
of the people of Florida but on the i iother
other ot her hand we have all realized reailzcIwitll with withgreat withreat t I
great gr eat satisfaction that we have work j jed I Ie4
e ed in full accord and harmony in inobtaining i1 i1taining I j jobtaining I
obtaining ob results No member of the thedelegation tiulegation i idelelaUon
delegation de who have h ve labored with me meHere mei m mre
i
Here he re or rather with whom I have ha 0 la Iared I Ibored I Ihared
bored bo red will sustain you in the asser assertion nssertlon ¬
tion ti on that 1 have not done my full part partVhy parLWl Party I
Vhy V y therefore should you complain complainYour I I IYour
Your reference to my Interest in th I IFirst IFlrIOt I
First F irst National Bank of Tampa would wouldscorn wou d dsefm I Iem
scorn se em to have no proper place in thin thindiscussion thl thllacu I Iacussion i
discussion di lacu slon and yet let me assure as ure you OU j i ithere >
there th ere is nothing whatever whatevenabout about it to tobe tobe t te I
be b e ashamed of or to conceal Tho ThoUnited Th I Inited I IUnIted
United U States statutes provide for tho thoestablishment thoestablishment th 3 I
establishment e and regulation of Na National Natlon1 Naoniil ¬
tional tl oniil Banks and authorize the Secre Secretary Sucretary Secrery ¬
tary ta ry of the Treasury to designate de depoiitories depol1torles deositories
poiitories p for Government money moneyYears mone moneYens moneyears
Years Y ears before I came to the Senate ennte the theFirst theZlrat th L Lirst >
First F irst National Bank ot Tampa was wasdesignated wasdesl 3 Sesignated
designated desl d nated one of these depositories depositoriesbecause depositoriesbecause 3 Secause
b because ecause it was located at a point pointwhere pointhlre t Ihere
where w hlre the Government was collecting collectingand b bnd
and nd disbursing disbur Ing large sums of money mone
a and nti it was as much for the convent conventenc conve11lnr1 I i
enc e nr1 of the Government as for tho thobank th a
bank b Since 1 have been in the Sen SenI Senate Sette I i I
a ate te the th deposits d poslts have been increased increasedthere Increaselthere Increasedhere
l there just as they have ha va been incrcas1 incrcas1ed Increas increasd I Ied
e ed d as I understand all over the coun country countr counry ¬
l try tr ry This was no privilege accord accord1tbe accordthe
the t bank because of my connection connectionwith conl1lctonwith
v with w ith it nor was It any special source sourceof
of ° f protlt for there has never been a atime atime I
time t In the history of the bank since sinceIt
It I t has been a depository that It has haanot hasnot hasot
f not n ot had more idle money than the to total toal i ital
tal t al amount of the Government depos deposits d pos posits ¬
its I ts If f you ou think that my sense ol oljustice ofjustice otustice
justice j or conscientious regard re ard for du duty U i ity I Iy
ty t y would be warped by a connection connectionwith connectionwith i iwith
with a National Bank you can east easty j
ly l y disabuse your mind of that idea ideaby Idenl ideay
by b y turning to Congressional Record RecordVol RecordVol RecordVol
Vol 33 page 1833 where you OU x vnd j
find fi nd my m vote plainly recorded In favor favoror i iof
of o r abolishing the tax on State DanTcs Ban1sSee j
i
See amendment that follows followsVoted tollow8Voted followsVoted
j
i 1
Voted to Abolish State U te Bank g nk TaxSectlou Tax TaxSection
I ISection
Section 9 That sections 3112 3 12 and I i
34J 3413 3 and all other acts and parts ot otacts otacts I Iacts
acts which Impose any an tax upon the thecirculation thecirculation thecirculation
circulation of State Banks or State StateBanking StateBanking
Banking Bankln Associations ASK > clatlons be and the same sameare samearc sameare I
are hereby repealed repealedI
I voted for that amendment to tin titfluancial j
financial bill billHow billhow j
How does that comport with your yourchange yourcharge yourcharge i
charge which you OU say you have made madepublicly lIIadopuhllcl
publicly that 1 have not during m mCongressional 1I1Conbrcslonal my myCongrestonaI > I
Congressional service attempted u ttsecure i isecure i isecure
secure the enactment of any law a w on onthis i ithis i ithis
this subject subjectYou i subjectYou
I
You were once prominently connect connected I Ied
ed with a bank yourself I understand understandand
and surely you ou do not mean to sa sathnt snthnt say saythat >
thnt u connection of this Kind iiut would woulddisqualify woulddl woulddisqualify
disqualify dl lIual1ry a public officer from the thefaithful thefaithful thefaithful
faithful discharge of his official du duties duties dtities ¬
ties tiesl
1 quote from your letter the follow following followtng followlag ¬
lag
Finally 1 have called to the atten attention attentlon attention ¬
tion of those of the people whom I 1nave IlIa Inave
nave lIa H been able to address Udd rss the fact factthat fnctsi tacttint
that as Senator you voted against an anamendment L i
I
LI
amendment to the money mone bill to trlk trlkthe trlkthl trikilie I
the lie word gold and Insert the words wordsin orc1 orc1In
in coin of standard value in Interest Interestpayments Interestpayments L
payments Congressional Record Vol j i I
33 page < 1829 1829a a direct and llagram llagramviolation l1agralltIolatlon flagranviolation
violation of the platform I
Never So Voted VotedI
i
I lay that you have absolutely mis misrepresented nutsrepresented I Irepresentod
represented me unwittingly I hope hopebefore hopebefore hopebefore
before the people whom you ou have ad addressed aeldruselt addrsacd
dressed I assert that I never so vot votd voted voted
ed d anti that Congressional Uccor 1tecorol i iVol i
Vol 01 J3 3 page 1829 tho same you OU cite citeshows cite8hos citeshows
shows that your our statement has hn no nofoundation nnronoclatlon iii iiifoundation
foundation In fact This page pa e show showalso sho shoalso showalso
also that I voted strictly strlctl with my par party party ¬
ty 3 as a I have
always done on even evenquestion lerquestion everquestion >
question at Issue TIll facts In thi thicase thtcae 1 1case 1
case are these theseSenator theseS theseSeniator
Senator S nator Stewart of Nevada cad often oftenthe Orr I Itill < Ittu
the following amendment amendmentIn
In section 6 on page 15 line o al alter altlr a I Iter I i
ter the word Interest It Is proposed proposedto II dto
to strike out In gold coin ot the
pres present prestnt tirestnt ¬
tnt standard value and Insert in coin coinof coi 11 Hof i
of the standard value of the act o toJ c j
July J ul H 1870 1870Scn 1870Senator t
i iSenator
Senator Scn tor Aldrich moved to lay this thisamendment thi thiamendment I Iamendment
amendment on the table
and the nay na navotes yl
votes vot on the proposition to taole
were wer c
o follows lee Congressional Rec Re I
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On All TraiYOUTH Trnlna Trai SrYlc
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ord o ril Vol 31 3 page 1829 the same me yo yocite YDI YDIcUe
cite c ite
citeNays
Nays NaysBate Bate Berry Butler Chlltoa ChlltoaClark ChUtaClark
Clark C Montana MontanaCJay Clay Cockrell Cul Culberson CuIberson ¬
berson b erson Daalel Harris Ha s Jones J nesAr nesArkahMsJOMII Ar Arkansas ¬
kansas kahMsJOMII k JO Joass B Nevada Nev daK Kenney neyc neycsDeIT Mc McJBnezy
JBnezy g nezy McLaurIn Martin Money MODe Mar Morgan Marpn ¬
gan g an Pettus > Rawlins Stewart Sul Sullivan Sui1Iao ¬
livan I1 van Tallaferro Teller Tillman TlIlmanTur TlIlmanTurIeySenRtor Tur Turley
ley IeySenRtor I ey Senator Mallory being III and andabsent andabsent andbsent
absent a was paired to vote nuy on thQ theproposition thQproposition thQroposition
proposition propositionYou p
You understand or ought to that thatthis thatthis thatis
this th is vote against tabling the amend amendment amendment ¬
ment m ent was equivalent to a vote for the theamendment th thamendmcnt themendment
amendment a Would you ou have voted voteddifferently yoLcddifferently
differently differentlyWith d ifferentlywith t tWith
With the Democrats Always
1 cite the Congressional Record IB IBfurther fafurther
further f proof of my position on the theFinancial the1o1nanclal
Financial F or Gold Standard bill billVol hillVol billVol
Vol 33 page 1822 Senator Teller Tellerof
of o f Colorado offered the following followingamendment followIngamendment
amendment a to the pending bill billThe billrhe billThe
The people of the United States Statesare Statesare
are a re In favor of bimetalism blmet l1sm and desir desiroua deslrotis
otis O ILS of an International agreement agreementwith agreementwith
with the great commercial nations 01 olthe 01the
the t world that will admit of the use useof useof usef
of o f Both gold and silver at such an anestablished anatbl1shed anstablished
established e ratio as will maintain the theparity theparity thearity
parity p between gold and silver coin coinand coInand colnnd
and a nd the efforts etrortsol of the Government are arehereby arebereby
hereby h pledged to endeavor to secure secureauch secureluch secureuch
auch s an International Interns tfonal agreement as asspeedily aspeedily
l speedily s as possible possibleThe posslbleThe I
The vote on this was Congressional CongressionalRecord CongressionalRecord
Record Vol l 33 page 182G yeas eas as asfollows asfollows asollows I
follows f Bate Berry Berr Butler Chan Chandler ChaDdler Chandier ¬
dler Chilton Clark ClarkMontana Montana Clay CIa CIaCulhorson
Culborson Daniel Harris Heilflela Fleitfiehiones j j I
Jones J ones Arkansas Jones Nevada NevadaKonney Nevadn1onney NevadaKonney
Konney McEnery McLaurin Martin MartinMoney MartinMoney lartlnIoner
Money Morgan Pettus Rawlins Stew Stewart Slewart Stewart ¬
art Tallaferro Teller Turley T Tman Tman Tman
man Vest L Senator Sen tor Mallory tlallor was ab absent absent absent
sent on account of illness but paired pairedto i ito
to vote yea yeaFollowing ca caFollowing
Following this his Senator Pettus c cAlabama CAlabnma CAlabama
Alabama offered this amendment nnHnllmntCongressional amendmentCongressional
Congressional Record Vol 33 3 prs Ilr
1829 1829Gold j
Gold coins and sliver dollars dollarsed r ced j
ed by I > y the United States shall be belegal t rlegal
legal tender In all payments at the thenominal thenomInal theinominal
nominal value when not below the thewlghl thtweight
weight and limit of tolerance provld provided
ed by b law for the single coin and when whenreduced whenr whetreduceti
reduced r < In weight below such stand standard L Lard
ard and tolerance shall be a legal legaltender legaltender 1 1tender
tender at valuation In proportion to b D Dtheir
their actual weight weightSenator weightStnator I I
Senator Aldrick moved to lay this thisamendment ttlsamendment S Samendment
amendment on the table but withdrew withdrewthe V Vthe J t
the motion so that there was a direct directvote t tvote
vote This was recorded on the fol I Ilowing ¬ I
lowing page of the Record viz 1S30 1S30and 1S 1Sand
and my vote with that I
of the other otheDemocrats j
I
Democrats wag yea ea Following is isthe I S
the v Ve t e tn in detail Yeas YeasBale YeasBaleBerry Yeasl3atBerry Bate BateBerry f j
Berry Butler hilton Clark Mon Montana
tana Clay Cia Cockrell Cockr < I1 Culberson Dan 1 1ia
M 1 1 Harris Jones Arkansas Jones s sNevada I
Nevada Kenny McEnery McLaunn McLaunnMarti I IMo I
Marti ti Mr 1 icy I Y Morgan lor al Pettus P tLlI Jlnu JlnuIIns Haw Hawllns Railthis j
this Stewart Stw 11 SullIvan S1I1II an Taliarerro TallarerroTIIIr Tallalerroeller
Teller T Turloy Tillman Vest Sena1 Selia Seliator Senaot I
t tor ot Mallory lallor was absent a nt and ill but bull butaired I
j paired p aired to vote yea l1
A Test Proposition PropositionSenator PropositionS
Senator S nalor Pettus Immediately offered offeredanother olferedanoth
another anoth a > r amendment a as follows followsThat followsThnt
That nothing contained In this act actshall nctshnH acthall
shall s he held or construed to affect affecttin afIrcttill
tin t in present legal tender quality of sl slver sIver I Ier
ver er dollars coined by the United UnitedStalls CnitcStatl
Stalls StallsThe StatlThe StatisThe
The yea votes on this test propo pmposltiUl
silion s wne tre as n follows Congressional CongressionalRecord ColIgn CongrssIonu1Record > slonal slonalHeron
Record Vol 01 33 3 page 1S30 1S30Yens lS30YlasBatl
Yens YlasBatl Bute Berry Butler Chilton ChiltonClark ChlltouClarli I IClark
Clark DIon Montana nna Clay Cockrell Cul Culberson CuIlIerson Culberson ¬
berson Daniel Harris Jon JOIIlH OK Ne Nevada Nevadal = e ealla ¬
vada Kenny Kenn McEnery McLaunn McLaunnMartin tclaurlD1lartin
Martin Money Morgan Pettus Raw Hawllns Rawtins
j llns Stewart tcwart Sullivan Tallaferro Tel Telicr
lor Tillman Turley TurJe Vest Senator Senatortlallory
Mallory was absent on account of ofness i iness 1ness
ness but paired to vote yea on onproposition tTie t c cprollo
proposition propositionSenator prollo propositionSenator < ltlon ltlonS
Senator S < nntor > Laurin offered the follow followi followlag
lag In nmendint anlln ltut to the same bill Con Congresslonal Congnsslonnl Congresslonal
gresslonal Record Vol 01 33 page 1832 1832Section 18tS 1S321Section
Section S tl n J That Sections 3112 n 12 an ann
3113 n 13 and all other acts and parts of ofacts ofacts 0 I Iacts
acts which Inifose mrOSI any an tax upon the thocirculation theclrclliutlon tlitcirculation
circulation of f State Banks or State StateBanking StateHunkin b bIjunking
Banking Associations A > octatlons bo and the same sameare sameart S Sare
are hereby repealed repealedj rtlI uled uledTill
Till vote thereon is recorded on onlIal onig
page lIal 1833 Vol ol 33 Congressional Con rcss1lIlal Rec Reconl Record
ord and those lho e voting yea ea were the thelollowing thlrollowlng tb l 1ioiIovIng j
lollowing rollowlngHerry ioiIovIngIterry
Merry Chilton Clark Montana MntnriaiClay lnntn1aClay
Clay Culberson Culbfr on Daniel Holtfcltj I leit fritz Joned JonedArkansas JoneiArlmns3J JoneI
I Arkansas A rlutusa t Lindsay McEnery M Iclntr C Enery Me MeLnurin 1 1Laurill 1Iaurin
Lnurin Martin Money Morgan Pet PetPis PettIs
Pis 11 Rawhns Tuliaferro Tillmnn Tur Turley TurIIY TntIcy
Icy Vest I est t Senator IHllor Mallory Iallor was ab absent atsent lbsnt
sent on account of Illness but was waspaired wasIml wa 3
paired Iml nll to vote yea yeaSenator yeapnutor yeaSenator
Senator pnutor Jones of Arkansas chair chairman chairman chaiiman ¬
man ot the th National Domociatic ieniocx atic Exec Executive Ex Execlit < c cII ¬
utive II lit tin lVt Committee onuzu ittte I offered the follow following followlu ¬
lug lu amendment to the same bill vi vithe viz vizthl v vlit 1
the lit Gold olcl II Standard St a niiii ru bill I Congression CongressionRecord CoitgressionRcorii onbressllllHltml
Record Vol 33 3 page tg 1S33 I S33bat
1 hat from and after the passage passageof 0 0this
of this act the mints of ofshe < fthe hl fUI fUIStatf tut tutStates
States shall be open to the colna
coinage
e o osilur 0silnr c A Asiler
silur and there shall be coined do dolars Ilolars tititars
lars ot the tli weight llht of 4T2 41214 n grains troy tro troot trot
ot t standard silver ninetenths One Oneas fineas fin finas p
as provided l lIy > y the act of January 1 1lS7
1S37 and upon the same terms and andstlhjlrt an j
subj stlhjlrt rt to tho limitations and ane provi provisions IIroISIOIIS provstunts
stunts of law regulating the coinage COinalfund coinat coinatand
and legal tender I quality of gold and andwherever Rndwlpnr an 1 I IvIerever
wherever the said
coins herein pro provided protllell U Uvhled ¬
vided for shall bo hI received into tin tinTreasury thTrn tt ttTreasury
Treasury Trn ury certltloates may I Issued Issuedtherotor Issuedthentor issuctherefor
therotor In the manner now providt providti
by law lawPago lawPaI latPagi
Pago l is 1 1 Congressional oll nsslonal Record Rcordolull1l 1
Volume will show that I vot votpd yotpd vii IL ILei
pd with wll h the
other Democrats for tl tlamendment Uniiidniient I
amendment n1lndml > nt offered
by Senator lnntor Jones s I
Tho TIi yea votes were as follows followsYeas 101108lIlrr tollowseasllatt
Yeas easllatt Hate terry lIlrr Butlor lInt lr Chilton Ii
Clark lark Montana Clay la lay Cock Cockrll kril k I Irtll
rll CulhorSon Clllhr on Daniel Harris I tarn s i iIIdltdd
Ikittcld Jones Arkansas Jones J nes N Nc e < ji
adni I Kenney lcEner II
McEnery M i > v
1 nurin Laurin Martin
Ionl
Money Morgan Pet Pt 1 1il t
tus tii Rnwlms Stewart Stc ittn Sullivan Tal T il ilto I
litorn t Teller > ilt
r Tillman
Turloy
Vest Ve it > t I
S S4nattr Inator > nat > r Mallory was absent ah I Ilunt
wnt > on ac acci a c
ci lunt > unt of illness but I Ijt
paired to vote vo to toin
jt > yIa oa on the proi proposition propositionCast > osUion
Cast No Such Vote VoteYou Votesay
You say that I voted against
an i inV
amendment to 0 grade National
Banks Ban V ci
vrUI iitw WIn urevumiuutr r ltW w nn nun 1
I happy activity reult nO lllt Mrs Ueilo JlliIo8hinl A SSliirel
Sinrul Middlenborougli liddJl bJrou It Ill I Us writeK writ zits 1
have btu ln troubled u with ith liver l lr complaint
und poor ICJr bloojl blood and linve hn t found nothing 1othll1
to IwraeHt me like lik Herbine I hope never
to U 1 bt without it 1 have winked wi k1l thnt I
ha1 kll 1 t II f it I t r ln liMh1nll l tan1 in r lif
time Ztk lc Sold 4IJ It by 1 1 J Juiie ulle
p um 17
2 2ccor1a lII < t1i c
< r rf rfccm1f
accortlac accortlacgresflloaal a ccm1f ccor1areselosal J Jloaal AtitII I iGllj
gresflloaal INH g loaal Baeart eirt Y Vii L tl tlas 35su p pa8 J I
as a jour ouratlaority aataority aataorityreference Page IIII IIIIretercDce M Meference
reference r ts > the bJ bJUreJy bJectb4tss > i
tirely ti rely with proceedlaga0f proceedlaga0fof procee 1np TK t UIiBGIIIe UIiBGIIIeof tbi HoI HoIf t
of o f Representatives I M d 1 1er ftac ftacer fla bowew
er e r in aa entirely different dure ien ienthe ffecc sce to tothe m mhe
the t Record that Senator Jfelson N lJoD offer offered 0 0ed olerhi
ed e d the following amendment amcndmenttoUle amcndmenttoUleFinancIal to the tbeFinancial
Financial F or Gold od Standard bill billSection bUlSectlcrn billSection
Section 10 That Section 5138 ol olthe 0 0the
the Revised Statutes is hereby amead ameaded ame ameed
ed e d to read r nd as follows followsSection 101l0wsSection
Section 5138 No association shall shallbe shalJbe shalle
be b e organized with a less capital thaa
100000 except that banks with a aItal CV CVltal
Ital I of not n t less I s than SOJJM maywjp maywjpthe taYJ wJ1b wJ1bthe
the approval of the Secretary of Uu UuTreasury thlTreasttrr
Treasury T Tt reasury be organized In any place placethe placethe
the t population of which does not ax axceed ucecil
cecil c < GOOO inhabitants and except thatJanks that thatbanks
banks b with a capital of o not less than
J 25000 may with the sanction of the tbeSecretary theSecr
Secretary Secr S tnry of the Treasury be orgaa orgaaized orcaJzed or
ized I in any place the population ol olwhich 01which
which does not exced 4000 Inhabi Inhabitants inhabitants ¬
tants t No association shall be organ organized organIzed ¬
ized I in a city the population of which whichexceeds whichetceed
exceeds e 50000 persons with a capi capital capltal cap capal ¬
tal t al Jess than 200000 200000This 200000Ihls
This is the only onl thing 1 can canbearing Had Hadbearing bdbenrlns
bearing any relation to the subject subjectyou
you mention You must therefore thereforerefer thereforerefer thereforerefer
refer to this and you are again entire entirely ¬
ly l y at fault and misrepresent me meThe merhe
The object of the amendment was wasmerely wasmerely
merely to change chan e the law so that Na National Natlonal
tonal Banks with a capjial of 25000 125000could 25000could 25000could
could be organized or nlzet1 In places with a apopulation tIpopulation
population of 4000 or less where up upto
to totinat that time no National Bank ank was al allowed atlowed
lowed with a capital of less than f50 50
000 The amendment was of Interest Interesto
to the rural communities and andespecial andespecially speclal speclally
ly the South and was adopted without withouobjection withoutohjectlon withoutobjection
objection or division flow therfore therforecan
can you ou say to the people of Florida Floridathat Floridathat Floriththat I
that I voted against It After the adop adoptlon adoptlon
tlon of the amendment as a part o othe OJ OJthe I
the Gold Standard bill I voted againsthat nJRinstthat against againstthat I
that bill Would you Otl have voted other otherwise olherwlset
wise The vote on the passage passn e o othe of ofthe athe I
the bill I in its entirety < was as follow followCongressional 101105Congressional followCongressional
Congressional Record Vol 33 page pag6lS5 pagiYeasAldrich
1835 1835Yeas
Yeas casAldrlcll Aldrich Allison Beveridge BeveridgeBurrows BeveridgeDurrows ijeveridgeBurrows
Burrows Caffery Carter Clark ClarkWyoming Clarkl
Cullom Davis D Dboo Dboo
l Wyoming > t I Iboo
boo Depew ElKins Fairbanks FairbanksForaker FalrbnnksForaker FairbanksForaker
Foraker Foster Frye Gear Hale HaleHanna HateHanna lisleHanna
Hanna Hansbrough Hawley Hoar HoarKean HoarKenn HoarKenii
Kean Lindsay Lodge Mcftride Mc MeComas McComas McComas
Comas McCumber McMillan lclil1anla80 Mason MasonNelson
Nelson Pen Penrose rose Perkins Piatt Con Connectlcut L I
necticut Platt jNew New eX York or Pritch Pritchard Prltchiard L
ard Quarles Ross Scott Sewell SewellShotip SewellShoup I
Shotip Simon Spooner Thurston Wet Wetmore Wetmore Ve1 Ve1more L
more Wolcott WolcottNaysUatc WolcottNaysBate
Nays NaysUatc Bate Berry Berr Butler Chandler ChandlerChilton ChandlerChilton ChandletCliiiton
Chilton Clark Montana Clay COCK CocKrell
roll Culberson Daniel Harris Heit Heitfold HeitreId 1
fold Jones Arkansas Jones Neva Nevada NevaI L ¬ I
da Kenney h < lllley McEnery McLaurln Mar Ma Matin 1ar 1artin r
tin Money Morgan Pettus Rawllns RawUnStwart
Stewart Sullivan Tallaferro Teller TellerT1I1man TeIleiTilinian r
Tillman Turley Vest
Would Yours Have Been Different DifferentI
You have Jun proclaimed that my m votes voteson
I I on o n some of these propositions were werewholly wertwholl
wholly wholl wrong Would ouM yours have e eeen
1 been b een dllTerlnt different And would you have havebeen haycI
I been b een recorded In the Gold < Standard Standardcolumn Standardcoillmll j
column columnReferring coillmllI c
Referring to the Congi Congtssional onll < ssional Rec Record Rccord C
I ord o rd Vol 01 3f > page 1051 you say saylhat sayI
hat I the platturm seeking to up ut p
i lift l the lie condition of the American Americanworkingman n I
I workingman calls for the creation ol 011 i jl I
I i a Department of Labor m charge of a aSecretary I ISecntary 1
Secretary < with a Sat In the Cabinet t
I I while you 011 when me uc bill to create a aDepartment aUllmrtment
Department Departmentwas of Labor and Commerce 13
I was under consideration voted for an anamendment anamtndmnt a LU
amendment to strike from the title tltkitalics titleItulicd tit Ic
italics mine the words labor and andthus andthus an I
i thus t disregarding the platform and andespecially an id
I i especially the interests of the labor laboring laborI r ¬
I ing l ug people of Florida FloridaMisquotes FloridaI
I
I Misquotes M the Record Twice TwiceYou TwIceI
I
I You have here misquoted the Rec Record Reclord Re Rert c ¬
lord I ord twice t wfc A bill to create a Depart Department rt t ¬
Imlnt meat of Labor and Commerce was no nothen a athen 0
i k then linger 11I ar consideration The b bunder bt btI bunder 0to
I under consideration was a bill to tocreate toI toir
I create the Department of Commerce Commercej I
j The words Labor and did not appear appearIn appe ir anin irti
i In its title and hence there could prop properly properl two irP P
erly erl bo no motion to strike from rom the thetie ti
J tie words rds that wore r not in it The mo rr o tio
j Hon was to strike from the body bod of ofthe ofor
the bill the I he words Department of La I ofa a 1
1 i hor and It was as maile ma by 1 Senator SejiatorPettus SenatorPettll Senat or orl ortit
Pettus in accordance with the clearlj clearljexpressed clear l Iv
i expressed wishes of officials of great greati gre tit titis
i i and representative
labor organizations organizationsand is iste
and tor this motion I cast my vote voteaye yoteac ye yeaye te
aye Congressional Record Vol 35 35pa 5 5In
1 pace pa l 1051 1051i 1051Itie
i The words in the body of the bill In Inthis Inid
i this connection were wereThat wereI wereIhnt
I That the th Department of Labor and andthe andthe a id idsh
the office of Commissioner of Fish Fishanil FishI Fl sh shto
and Fisheries and all that pertains to tothe toud tothe
I the same b and the same hereby are areplaced areplaced a re toc c
placed under the tll jurisdiction and anilmath andI a ud udot
I math a part of the Department 01 olCommerce 01I
I I Commerce CommerceThe
The labor or aiiiatums nl1lzal llns were oppos opposed opp 33 ¬
ed to having ha In a then t independent Do Dopartment Dopartmtnt I Ose 0 0in
j partment of Labor placed in and un
j I I der the jurisdiction of the Department Departmentot innt nt ntIB
ot Commerr and Senator PeXtus Plttusmotton Petti IB IBlot
motion was wa to Stt that it would
not notj i lothe ot
j I be b so subordinated The Department Departmentof nt
of Lal Labor or as it then existed was a sep p
arat and distinct dist InN department dtlmrtm < nt of the I here
thnernnrent vrnittent and created upon 11 > on the re reQuests reins reI requests ¬
I Quests of the great labor organizations organizationsof ins insal nsof
of the country which hoped eventual eventr ia al alLill l
ly to see it equipped lulp Jld with what whatlt It till ii Lilliry
lacked vis the right for Its secretary sereti iry iryts
to have a place In
tho
Presidents Presidei ts tsol
Cabinet in order that
tho
counsel 01 ola olIcs
Labor might m oht be heard
upon all groa gr a
questions of law
equity and
economics econo Ics
In which labor has vital Interests InterestsI
See What Mr Gompers Says j
Honorable Samuol
Gompers presi pr esi
dent of the American
Federation o C I
Labor writing ritin to Senator
Frye pres pi es esur ¬
ident pro tonipore of the Senate ur urer
dor daft of If
January 20
1902 and refer re rer er
ring rHl to 4 the t h then status of tho bill 11 I
this i 1Irotst 1IrotstTlw rot i > f fThe
The creation of
tho
Department ot ° it i iCommrI
CommToo with the provision for the t C
suJonination of tho Department I ILahor I I
Labor will ilI
minimize the
importance iruporta flee
of Labor interests Intcre ts and minimize thi 1 1I I
1 i vrfUAmTfron nmnr iirmntATiwr iirmntATiwrI r
1 have boon sunVring flurr ring fdfr r tlo past pn t fry fryenr fl fllar fyear
ear uitha with th n severe t < erc nttmk of ilinnuui rh nllltl
tlsm ii m and found tlmt t Bullnnl Snow niw
Liniment wrw wlIiJI11 lie only thing thnt pave aT aTme a
me satisfaction and tended tfud to
my pain March 24th 1902 John JohnC C
J fltgmin In Kinsman Ills III iJV w w HOc Oc nnd nndttJV
ttJV LQ9h4 l J JllJ41
1 I c
c 3
asist of ofpe4srs
pe4srs Ii the theidessL
A idessL I ester
7 9 t tws
M
ws It s eatfit eatfitparfiaemt eat eatLthart
N Na Lthart parfiaemt parfiaemtaa
aa a s soy aoaatitated may be beThM beoitLprc1iIosL
fr oitLprc1iIosL oitLprc1iIosLThus
Thus labor having havingthrough havingroagh
through th Hbaorabte Samiaft Samiaftarwkkat Sami Samirestsat
arwkkat p of OLtAAaL OLtAAaLf the Ame Ameof
po
of o f Labor sad through throughft through7w
ft Le TfcBtr raMaentaiiT raMaentaiiTerhood < ol olr
erhood e r of Locomotive LocomotiveBrotherhood LOcootIvrotherkood
Brotherhood B of LocomotlTt LocomotlTtthe
the t he Order of Railway Cx ond ondmtberboo4 > ndi ndiBrotherhood
Brotherhood B of Railway Railwaythe
the t Order of Railroad Railroadphers Railroadhers
phers p hers and through others otheraifor othersor
f for or the Imtarests of labor laborlowing laborowing
l lowing the words referred referredmain referredain
main m ain In tbe bill thereby therebyag
ing l ag labor to the jurisdiction jurisdictionpartment 4
partment p of Commerce Commercetus S SuB
tus t uB on January 281902 281902al 28 1902 1902Record
al a Record VoL 35 page 1059 1059to 1 1o
to t o strike strlkeiront front the BODY of ofNOT ofNOT
NOT ITS TITLE the words wordsment wordsent
ment m ent of Labor and andYon andYou
Yon will readily see the thethe thethe
the representatives of labor laborwish laborwish
wish the Department of Labor Labonto
into I the Department of ofand ofnd
and a nd it must be quite as plaia plaiathat pialahat
that t the words Department Departmentbor
bor and bad been eliminate eliminatethe ehminsthe
the t he body of the bill as cont contby con cony
by b y the amendment of Senator Senatorthe
the wishes of the represented representedabor
labor l would have been met metBureau metBureau
Bureau of Labor allowed to toan toan
an independent state stateThe stateThe
The yea vote recorded on onPettus onFettus
Pettus amendment was as asCMgresslonal eggreasional
CMgresslonal Record Vol 35 351051the
1051 1051the the same you youclte youclteBacon cite citeBacon
Bacon Bate Berry Bite BiteClark BigClark
Clark Montana Cockrell CockrellGibson CockrellGibson
Gibson Harris Hawjey HawIeyJones Hj HjJones
Jones Arkansas McLaurln McLaurlnsippi MclAurlusippi
sippi Mallory Morgan Pettus Pettusllns PettustIns
tIns Taliaferro Tillman TillmanYou TtilmanYou
You will see therefore that thathave thathave
have doubly misquoted the lie liewell II IIwell
well as misrepresented me meMore meMore
More Evidence Still StillIf
If you need any further ovid evldto ovidto
to the wishes of labor on this thisyou thisyou thisyou
you can turn to Congressional Congressionalord
ord Vol 35 page 1001 where whereJ jm jmlind y ylad l lfind
find Mr Ir Fullers letter In full fullLoh fullLohtherelrom L Ltherefrom 1 1therefrom
therefrom thp th following i
1 earnestly but respectfully respectfullyon
on behalf of these organ organngainst organegalnst organS organSagainst
against that part pnrtof of the theS peDd peDdS
S 5G9 which proposes to toDepartment I pla plaDepartment IIJ IIJJJepartment
Department of Labor under underpartment underpartmcnt thi thipartment
partment of Commerce it fthope ithope Is Ishope
hope of the laboring people peoplecountry peoplecountr peoplecountry
country countr that an n independent independentment
ment of Labor having a Cablaef Cablaefcer Cablutcer Cablietcer
cer as its official head may be beed becd beThis
cd cdCO This element of our ci cicomprising clcomprising cit citmprising
CO COHi comprising cofly as it does the great greatity greatIty greatof
ity of our population is certainly certainlythy
thy th y of such recognition and that thatby thatI thatthis
by y this th I s Congress CongressThis C Congressrhis ongress ongressThis
This letter was dated Januar Januattt l
1902 19 02 or at the time the bill was wasing wasg c cIng
ing in g in the condition referred to toWhen toWhen
When ben the majority thus voted votedthe votede 0 0the
the th e proposition to allow the thement thernent theeat
in ment m eat of Labor to remain an la ladent Isnt
dent de nt Department of the Cove GOethe
l the th e bill was amended by addlD addlDtitle add1nle adding fa
title tit le and words and labor and 011tl1g andg
in ing g to the body of tbe bill those thosewherever thoseherever
wherever w the words the De Deof Dcof Beontmerco
of Commerce ontmerco appeared Theral Theralnot rhere rherenot Fbeet
not no t a dissenting vote nor sing5 sing5jcction sin sinJcction sIng sIngction
jcction je ction to this amendment and andwas an anas andas
was w as thus given aa much dignity dignityportance
importance Im as possible in the thepartment HW HWpartment MWrtrnent
partment pa rtrnent of the Government Governmentbo It Itbo I Iseen
bo seen therefore that thatvoting nit inatting nitvoting
voting vo voas ting against the interests of ofas ofas ofyou
as you ou say I did I voted in ac acwith acwIth acith
with w ith labors clearly expressed expressedes
es and endeavored as well to tointo toInto toto
into In to effect the policy of the De DeIc Defc Diparty
Ic party
Let the People Judge Judgei
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i have gone at some length lengththese lenjtbese t
these th ese matters in order that te tepie thee
pie pi e of Florida may judge as nstQ nstQer to W Wer wr
er e r ornot I have been true trueto and aa4to andthe tel
to the principles of the great greatcratic greatcratlc greatatic A
cratic cr atic party In which they U1e havej havejinterest haYs haYsterest
hav6
interest In l have stated re rethat rep repe5I repe5Iat i
that th at 1 stand before them uj upon uponrd on onord mt mtord
ord o rd In their intelligence Int ll1gtnce in insound IDsound Inound
sound s judgment Judgnl nt in their sense sensetlcc sensece el1Jitl
tlcc i ce 1 have an abiding faith I Ithem IM
them t tI to judge as between you ou ouhave a aDII t
1 have accorded fair treatment topi3 topi3and to tond J I Iand
and a ain nd to all my opponents and andinviting andviting w wInltlng
inviting in the closest possible senal st stnto l1
Into i nto my m record I ask at least leastrecord that thatecord If
record r be not misquoted thrti thrtivotes tblt tbltvotes thaiWotes
votes V be not misstated and that thatrecord tbatrecord tbLecoril
record r all In all from the th begi
f my service In the Senate SenatetD to topresent bresent tlit tlitpresent
present p day be fairly read readMy readMy p pMy
My duties here render It imponijlt imponijltble Im Imble ImpoN ImpoNle
ble b le now for me to name dates datesplaces dateslaces jii jiiplaces
places p for the discussion of pc4Wquestions polMilquestions pc4W poliIuestions
questions q I pipe pe however to ktfe k klorida Ia IaFlorida
Florida F in a few days da s and you youad l llind 7
lind h ad mo ready and willing and andpared andpared andared
pared p ared to defend my m record recordever recordc recordceCr recordver
ever e wherever however and andwhomsoever andbointoerer
whomsoever w assailed assailedRespectfully aS8RIIlclRepcctfully asgailedRespecUuily
Respectfully yours yoursJA8 yoursJAB yoursJAB
JAB P TALIAFEJliflL TALIAFEJliflLSorrr T L1AFEU L1AFEUSorry
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