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WORTHY OF HIGHEST OFFICE
scretary Taft's Defense of Govern
ment by Injunction The Blacklist
Defended and Boycott Denounced.
Use of Money In Elections Judge
Parker' Charges Proved Cortelyou
By WILLIS J. ABBOT.
One of the best features of the Demo
cratic situation today is that among
the lenders of that party there are
many meu well qualified to fill the;
office of president or to become candi
dates for that ofilce. A party with
only one man to lead it is not a party;
it is merely a mob with a leader.
Today the Democratic party has as
Its possible candidates for the presi
dency not merely Mr. Hryan, whose
popularity among the voters exceeds
that of any other aspirant, but it has
Senator Culberson of Texas, Hoke
Fniith of Oeorgln, Judge (3 ray of Dela
ware, Judson Harmon of Ohio, Sena
tor Daniel of Virginia, Governor Folk
of Missouri, Governor. Johnson of Min
nesota, Lieutenant Governor Chanler
of New York and perhaps some others
whose names do not at the moment
occur. It Is true that of these poten
tial candidates Governor Folk has de
clared that lie would not be a candi
date if Mr. Bryan sought the nomina
tion, and Governor Johnson has em
phatically announced that he will not
be a candidate under any circum
stances whatsoever. Senator Daniel in
personal conversation with me lias
said that he did not regard the men
tion of his name seriously. Senator
Culberson, who. like Daniel, is one of
the loyal, hard fighting Democrats, has
expressed a like opinion. Today, in
my judgment, the only candidacy like
ly to lie pressed seriously against that
of Bryan is the Chanler candidacy.
Lieutenant Governor Chanter's Can
didacy. Let us make no mistake about Chan
Jer. lie Is a fine fellow. Born to great
wealth, he has nevertheless worked
hard in the service of the people. lie
Is the American' prototype of the Eng
lish member of parliament a mnn
who, having means which he inher
ited and was not obliged to earn, uses
the leisure which these means give to
him in aiding to legislate for the ad
vantage of less fortunate people. If
Mr. Chanler lived In England, he would
be a memlier of parliament. As a
matter of fact, he did not come very
far from living In England. He Is a
graduate of Oxford and was a notable
eml)er of the debating society In that
great university, which apes the man
ners of parliament and discusses the
issues which parliament Is at the mo
ment considering. Mr. Chanler was
bo much Interested in the affairs of
Great Britain that, while an American
citizen, he made speeches In Ireland in
behalf of the Land League, something
very much to his credit. Since his re
turn to this country he has been a
force for good In local politics in New
York city and in Dutchess county,
where his estate Is located. In state
politics he appeared first as a candi
date upon Mr. Hearst's Independence
League ticket. He was elected, though
the head of his ticket, Mr. Hearst, wus
defeated by more than 57,000 votes.
Mr. Chanler's Friends.
Really every one who knows Mr.
Chanler admires him. His political
career has been as straightforward nud
as clean as that of any man in public
life, but today he is in danger of suf
fering from the methods of some of his
fool friends. Of course he Is not alone
in this. Every man in public life must
have a multitude of so called friends
and Is apt to suffer from their indis
cretions. There never was a maxim
more applicable to political life today
or wiser when properly studied than
that of the arch politician of France,
Talleyrand, "Above all, no zeal." Some
. zealous friends are likely now to make
difficulty for Mr. Chanler.
Not long ago I received some cir
culars sent out by a concern calling it
self the Cosmographic. The office of
this (Organization is at 1 Broadway,
New York, which is known to New
Yorkers as the Washington building
and one of the most expensive office
buildings in the whole city.
The letters of the Cosmographic are
Bent to newspapers gratis. Somebody
pays the man who writes them, some
body pays the postage necessary t
forward them, some one must put up
the money for stationery and clerical
help, but any newspaper desiring them
can have them free.
The letter that I received was clever
ly written. ' It talked somewhat about
Hughes and much about Roosevelt,
but In the end it showed Its true pur-
pose. I learned with Interest that
..: 'Democratic politicians In the Empire
State are greatly pleased with the fa
vorable comment made throughout the
' country on the candidacy of Lieuten
ant Governor Chanler for the presi
dency." I further learned from this
same letter that sentiment In behalf
of ilr. Chanler has tnken a firm hold
' on "the practical field of politics." This
is a pity, because he Is one of the
. ablest and most promising young men
In . the Ueiuocratic party..'. If he Til
' lows himself to becoine the tool of the
reactionaries or the corruptlonlsts, his
disappearance will be as prompt as
bis appearance was.
Mr. Taft's Last Shot.
As Secretary Taft was passing out
of Fuget sound into the Pacific ocean
on his way to Manila he reluctantly
unbent long enough to give a corre
spondent an Interview a column long
on what he thinks about government
by injunction. The interview was
rather long, but if. as is entirely Im
probable, Mr. Taft should be the Re
publican nominee for the presidency
he will have to say much more on
that subject than he yet has, for as
a federal Judge he was one of the first
to utilize what he calls the "right'' of
injunction to break down strikes and
to aid employers whose workiugmcn
were struggling for a lietterment of
their conditions. Mr. Taft thinks that
the attack on government by injunc
tion should be an attack upon the
abuse of the "right of injunction."
Possibly so. but he. together with the
somewhat notorious Judge Woods, laid
foundations upon which this abuse has
been built. As each court has gone
a little beyond the earlier precedent
there has been built up a volume or
judge made law that has made It al
most Impossible for working people to
conduct their only form of campaign
against unjust conditions of employ
mentnamely, the strike. But Mr.
Taft goes further. Applauding in care
fully chosen phrase the injunction
which aids the employer, he denounces
the boycott, which is the last weapon j
left to the woikingniau. He condemns
the bill Introduced at the request of
Mr. Goiiipers of the Federation of La
bor because it legalizes the boycott.
"The boycott is an un-American weap
on," lie says, "ami I do not think that
the American people will sanction any
measure that nmkes it legal."
Perhaps that is true. The easiest
way for n slic k politician to avoid rgil
discussion of mi issue before the (To
ple is just simply to say it is un-American.
Hut it might have been worth
while for the gentleman who inter
viewed Mr. Taft to ask what he
thought of another form of boycott
namely, the boycotting of manhood by
offended employers, or, to be more ex
plicit, what is known as the blacklist.
Every student of labor conditions
knows that this system of ruling men
out of employment is becoming more
and more common. Every working
man knows and dreads it.
Mr. Taft's last message to the Amer
ican workingman before sailing in
high state at public expense on a tour
nround the world was a defense of
government by Injunction, an attack
upon the boycott and an implied ap
proval of the blacklist.
The Money Issue In the Campaign.
In ltXW it is not going to be free
coinage of silver. So far as money is
going to tie talked about it will be an
endeavor to determiue whether Theo
dore Roosevelt and George B. Cortel
you acted honorably In accepting more
than a quarter of a million of dollars
from men and corporations that had
favors to seek trnru the government in
the last week of the campaign of 1904.
Probably most people are familiar
with the story of this most disgraceful
sale of the power of an administration.
These are the facts briefly summa
rized: Mr. Roosevelt was president by in
heritance. Mr. Cortelyou had been secretary of
commerce and labor, intrusted with
the duty of Investigating the affairs of
big corporations. Mr. Cortelyou was
also chairman of the Republican na
tional committee, intrusted with the
duty of raising funds for Mr. Roose
E. H. Harrlmau was a Wall street
manipulator of railway stocks and was
Invited to come to Washington and dis
cuss political matters wth Mr. Roose
velt as "one practical man with an
other." Mr. Harrlmau returned to New York
and with the aid of Senator Depew
and Cornelius N. Bliss raised ?2!0,(i00,
all from Wall 'street men who as the
owners, of railroads would have new
contracts to make with the United
States government or as bankers cast
avid eyes upon the deposits which it
Is in the power of the secretary of the
treasury to make in favored banks.
The $2GO,oK) was paid to Mr. Cortel
you as chairman of the national com
mittee. Mr. Cortelyou kept $00,000 fr
the use of the national committee and
gave $200,000 to Mr. Odell, chairman
of the New York state committee.
This wos one week before election,
and what Odell 'could do then with
$200,000 any one who understands New
York politics can imagine. It was not
used for purposes of education.
Judge Parker accused Mr. Roosevelt
of accepting money from the trusts
and was Diet by a denial in the truly
Rooseveltlan style of abuse.
The truth of Judge Parker's allega
tion was proved first in the Insurance
Investigation conducted by the present
Republican governor of. New York,
Mr. Hughes, find is now admitted.
Mr. Roosevelt has not withdrawn his
denunciation of Judge Parker as a
wanton falsifier, but he did appoint
Mr. Cortelyou, who took the money
first, postmaster . general, wjilch was
hnndy for some of the contributors,
ami later secretary, of the treasury,
which is very advantageous to them
These facts having een given wide
publicity anfhcnlled to the attention of
Mr. Cortelyou, he answers thus: "The
charges are false and mendacious, and
when the proper occasion arrives I will
give a full account of my stewardship,
hut meantime must adhere to my rule
of not replying to charges of this sort."
rrobal'ly Mr. Cortelyou will answer
the charges, which are the most seri
ons ever brought ng'dnst an American
nb!Ie man, about tha time that Mr.
'ft Intends to have the taril revised
'that Is. after the next election.
Washington, V. O. ...
The Story of a Rifle Shot.
Terhaps no one knows, or ever will
know, how much In the Spanish-American
war a single ride ball accom
plished toward bringing the conflict
to an early close. It was a sergeant
of the Ninth infantry who fired the
shot, at a distance of more than 1,500
yards, that nearly severed the left arm
of General Linares from his body and
gave the supreme command at Santi
ago to General Toral. Sergeant Mc
Inarney was the most advanced sol
der of the American forces, and took
position lu a tree. Beyond, within the
breastworks, he noticed an officer
niHin a gray horse, apparently making
an insjiectlon of the entire line.
Though the order had gone out that
day that no tiring should lie Indulged
in, Melnarney drew a bead upon the
horseman and brought him down.
Later It was learned that the ser
geant's target was General Linares,
regarded as the best of Spain's fight
ers In Cuba. Toral, a commander who
was anxious for a speedy termination
of hostilities, assumed command, and
a few hours later Santiago capitulated
to the Americans. New York Tribune.
"All Hands Abandon Shiol"
A naval officer thus describes the
realistic "All hands abandon ship"
drill: "Two minutes after the word
lias been passed' every ship's boat lias
swung from its davits into the water,
and a minute' later every' boat is thor
oughly provisioned and watered. With
in four minutes and often In much
quicker time every man of the ship's
company, from the commanding officer
down, is occupying the station In the
boat called for by bis ship's number,
and then the command 'Sheer off!' is
given. The boats are hauled away a
couple of hundred feet from the de
sorted vessel, and she rides without a
human soul aboard her, often when the
drill is gone through In midocean lu a
sea that t!i. landsman would account
terrific. The:, the word 'Board'.' Is
passed, and within eight minutes at
the most all bands re not only on
board again, but every boat has been
reluslied t ihe davits, all of the pro
visions, water, instruments and other
gear have been remove., nud the sh'p's
company Is in a fair way to get to
Oriain of "Hallo, Bill!"
Why Io the i:i!:. yell "Hello, Bill 7"
It's this way: Back in l.XTM, when
there was a schism in the organization,
the two factions met lu Atlantic City
for a peace parley. At the time Wil
liam (J. Myers of this city, Philadel
phia's only past grand exalted ruler,
was the grand esteemed leading knight
and one of the most popular men lu
the order. To get his advice and greet
him hundreds of Elks congregated at
the Atlantic City station to meet Mr.
Myers. Ail the members were at bitfh
tension. Wueu Bill Myers stepped otf
the car Delegate Stack of St. Paul, a
big six footer, shouted, "Hello, Bail"
and the crowd took up the salutation
with a hearty laugh, and from that day
to this "Hello. Billl" is so universally
used among Elks that It has virtually
become official. To the good uatured
feeling which had Its outward expres
sion In Stack's greeting to Bill Myers
is ascribed the rcconciliatiou. Philadel
The Last Cigar In the Box.
"The last cigar In the box is the
hardest to sell," was the remark ofa
Front street dculer. "Not because it
Is not as good as any other cigar, but
because of the superstition of the
average man against taking the last
of anything. As a result we often
take ooe rlar, or even two cigars, of
the last cigars in a box and put them
on top of the cigars In a full or utmost
full box. Ou the other hand, I ought
to mention that there are men who j
prefer the last cigars and who ask us
to save the last cigars In the boxes for
them every day, sometimes to the;
numler of six or seven dally, for j
which they cull every evening. We !
have thus no trouble In dlsposiug of
these last cigars, but the contrast in
the conduct of the two styles of cus- ,
tomers is curious." Philadelphia Rec-1
To live content with small menus; to
seek elegance rather than luxury and
refinement rather than fashion; to be
worthy, not respectable, and wealthy,
not rich; to study hard, thluk quietly,
talk (fently, net frankly; to listen to
stars and birt's, Imlies and sajros with
open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do
all bravely, await occasions, hurry nev
er. In a word, to let the spiritual, un
bidden and unconscious grow up
through flie common. This is to be my
symphony. William Ileury Channing.
Two More to Feed.
"You are a fraud. You said yester
day that you had seven starving chil
dren, and today you say you have
"Both stories true, sir."
'"How do you make that out?"
"Twins born last night." Exchange.
Jack Hullo, Charlie! And .how do
you enjoy mnrried life, eh? Ever
had any differences of opinion with
your wife? Charles Yes, but I don't
let her know about them. Reynolds'
Frances Uarry snys he Just wants
to fall down and worship me all the
time. Her Mamma Oh. well, don't
mind that, dear. After you're mar
ried he won't let it Interfere with hla .
Long DJstancs Wajcsry. '
Knlcker Some jokes cr.n be carried
too far. , Cih ker Yes; for Instance, 1
Smith's c"lhi.i Is seven-miles from!
the station. -Xew York Sun. 1
GOOD HIGHWAY LAW,
Workings of a Statute Passed
by Indiana Legislature.
TWO TAXES PROVIDED FOR.
One Is For Road Repairs, tha Other
For Highway Improvement Working
Roads In Payment of Taxes Entirely
Done Away With.
Few laws passed by the Indiana
legislature are of more general im
portance than the new highway law.
and the following detailed account of
its workings will be of Interest not
alone to farmers, but to all who have
occasion to travel the country roads,
says the Motor News.
The law provides for two highway
taxes the road repair tax, assessed
on all property in the township out
side the incorporated villages, which
tax shall not exceed GO cents on each
$100 valuation; another tax of equal
amount, known as the highway im
provement tax, assessed ou all proper
ty In the township, including that in
The officers under the new law are
as at present, also a highway commis
sioner, whose duties in addition to those
he uow perforins, not inconsistent
with the new law, are to supervise
and direct the expenditure of the
fund for repairs and improvements
which shall directly benefit the proper
ty taxed not to exceed $100 on one
mile of highway. On complaint of ten
taxpayers an appeal may be taken to
the township board as to the place
and manner of the expenditure of this
fund. The commissioner will also have
to supervise and direct the expendi
ture of the highway improvement fund
under the direction of the township
board for the construction, permanent
improvement nnd repair of highways
and bridges throughout the township.
A new officer provided for by this
bill is a township overseer of highways
who shail Ik- elected at the April elec
tion nnd hoid his office for one year.
He shall work under the direction of
the highway commissioner and in cer
tain cases perform bis duties, as in
case of sickness, death, removal or
The compensation of the highway
commissioner is fixed by the township
board, but must not be less than $2
nor more than $3 a day. The overseer
of highways receives not less than
$1.50 nor more than $2.50 a day.
The most Important and beneficial
change Is that this law does away en
tirely with "working the roads", in pay
ment of road taxes. All highway taxes
must hereafter be paid In money. The
highway commissioner can employ la
bor and will of course employ such
farmers along the line of the road as
can give their time to the work when
it Is needed, but the law very wisely
provides that hereafter no wark except
a few repairs can be done after Sept
1 of each year.
The amount of taxes to be raised in
each township each year is voted by
the electors at the annual meeting, but
if .they neglect or refuse to do this it
then becomes the duty of the township
board to fix the amount to be raised
for repairs and permanent Improve
ments. pf course under this law there will
be but one highway district In each
township, and the multiplicity of dis
tricts heretofore will be done away
According to the new Kansas road
law, nil road work must be finished by
July 15 each year. This Is a good
thing, but we imagine enforcing this
law is going to be another proposition,
says the Agricultural Southwest It
should be enforced, but It is going to
take awhile to get Into the way of
working the roads earlier. The rut of
doing the road work along in the fall
has lieen traveled In so long that we !
doubt If ninny can get out of It with-I
out two or three years of trying. A j
well as dolug the road work earlier, ;
other sensible reforms are gaining
headway. One Is putting in more of i
the work repairing the real bad places j
of the roads, instead of stringing it out i
over a whole mile. There are many i
miles of road that are passably good j
except at a time when the beat of
roads are bad, but two or three sloughs !
and sumps that are not drained out
make the whole road seem bad. And
It la bad for heavy hauling. It'a a
good idea to fix the worst places first i
of all, letting long stretches of grading
on fa'.-.y well drained ground come
Th.' Interstate Good Roads associa
tion hail been formed in Pennsylvania
to see that the provisions of the pres
ent general and local road laws are
carried out, to eucou'rage and compel
otft-iuU to perform their duties as pre
scribed by law, to see that roads are
kept free from loors stones, madholes
tad i"!ts and that they are properly
drr.l::o.! nnd general, defects remedied
as poeOily iis iosslble, says the Motor
News. . Crunches are being formed in
srve:'u eusteru states. .
Gcrd Roads In Arkansas.
In V.'.' movement for good roads,
whV'h bns aroused nearly every part
of the southwest, Sebastian county,
Ark., bps kept a etcp ahead, says the
Southwest Magazine. While other
states are enacting laws and other
eom!r".nlt!,,3 nre (7.iscuss!ng plans for
the i'liprovoment of their highways this
wide mvnke county is enjoying the nse
of tT-ppty miles of well macadamized
rural k-tweets nnr is constructing more
of ('" luxuries at the rate of ten
mile, a year. . ,
The effect of Scott's Emulsion on thin,
pale childrea is magical.
It makes them plump, rosy, active, happy.
t It contains Cod Liver Oil, Hypophosphites
I and Glycerine, to make fat, blood and bone,
i and so put together that it is easily digested
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We also have a new line ol rIotcs aud fancy
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Ashcboro, N. C.