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LA UKAMJfc, UAiOA UiOl OKEUOxN. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1910.
THOUSANDS GREET HIM AT EV.
ERY TURN IN MISSOURI
ADDRESS IS TO THE PIT
Colonel Greeted By Thousand) Who
Brave Bain Storm to Catch Words
From the "Progressive Leader" as
He Swings Around the Southern
States Address Urges Fairness to
Cor itorat ions Poor Often Unfair.
Kansas City, "n., S?p. 1. Colonel
Roosevelt was greeted as the- national
progressive leader by 30,000 persons
here today. sHe arrived at noon and
notwithstanding a heavy rain, was
greeted enthusiastically. Other tbus
sands met the Colonel at Kansas City,
Kansas, where the train was detained
an hour, while he addressed the peo
ple. Atfer the speech at the depot the
Colonel went Huron Park where oth
r thousands stood in a drizzling rain
llsteneing. , '
Governor Hadley, Mayor Brown of
this city, with a ba tall Ion of the Kan
sas National Guard, met the Colonel
here to escort him to the Baltimore
hotel. The parade was avtfLied on
account of the rain. ' L
Three hundred attended 4 banquet
at the hotel, in hla honor. .
In his address he said the ' cor
tions were entitled to fairness. He
affirmed that the poor man is often
as dishonest at the 'corporation them
selves. He said.
There are certain- matters which
should never be treated as party mat
ters; and foremost among these is
the great and vital virtue of honesty.
Hcnesty should be treated as a prime
necessity to our success as a nation.
The minute that a question of hon
esty as against dishonesty Is lnvolv
d, when we must all act together as
Americans, without the slightest re
gard to party affiliations! Honesty
1s not a party matter; and the first
man to attack a scoundrel of any par
ty should be the honest men of that
party. I always proceeded upon the
theory that there would be no need of
my opponents raising the cry of
""Turn the rascals out," because I
would turn them out myself as soon
as, by vigilant and Intelligent indus
try, I could discover them. The pres
ent Senator Brlstow, for instance, was
In the Post Office Department when
information reached me that there was
extensive rascality being practiced in
ihe department. This information
came to me through the then First
Assistant Postmaster General. Mr.
Wynne an admirable man whose
honesty I know to be beyond reproof.
The active work of the investigation
was done by another Post Office offi
cial in whose honesty, courage and
energy I had absolute confidence
the present Senator Bristow. When he
got through I knew that all the ras
cals whose rascality could be detected
were out of the office and that all
of them had committed acts which we
could proceed' against as criminal
were indicted or imprisoned. As we
dealt with the crooked public official,
so we dealt with the crooked private
citizen; with the rich swindler in New
York or Chicago as with the horse
thief or homicide in Indian Territory.
We never attacked a man because he
was a man of one political faith or
another because he did or did not
possess wealth; and we never shield
ed him because he was poor or rich,
because he belonged to any particular
church or to any particular party. But
I also wish you especially to remem
ber that we never hesitated to shield
him and stand up lor him once we
were convinced he was Improperly at
tacked. There is no greater foe of
honesty than the man who, for any
reason, in any capacity, attacks, or
seeks to attack, an honest man for
a crime which he has not committed.
Falsely accusing an honest man of
dishonesty Is an act which stands on
the same level of infamy with that
of the dishonest man himself; and it
is no higher duty to attack the dis
honest man than it is to exonerate
the honest man falsely accused; and I
should be ashamed to hesitate the
fraction of a second longer In one
case than in the other.
Remember that honesty can be unil
ateral. Good citizens should cordially
distruct the man who can never see
dishonestly excepting in men of the
class he dislikes. The reckless agi
tator who Invariably singles out 'men
of wealth as furnishing the only
examples of dishonesty; and the
equally, but not more unscrupu
lous reactionary who can see dishon
esty only in a blackmailing politician
or a crooked labor leader; both stand
on the same plane of obnoxiousnes3.
You will never get honesty from poli
ticians until you exact honesty from
business men; on the other hand, you
brand yuuiseives as iooia or as nypo
crltes if you say that the corpora
tion owner, or the employer, . is al
ways the dishonest man, and the poor
man never, that 't Is only the wealthy
man who corrupts the politician and
never the politician who blackmails
Any man in his senses knows thai
there are plenty of corporations 'n
this country who prosper by brib'n?.
legislatures just as they prosper b:
swindling the public; and any mar
in his senses ought to know, in adrtl
tlon, that there are plenty of conujit
men of small means who, in legislative
or other bodies, try to blackmail cor
porations and try to blackmail other
people as well. If they doubt this, let
them look at the revelations of cor
ruptlon in my own State New York
-or n vours,' my hearera here in
Missouri ;:, let them look at what har
blurred In California and what ha?
occurred in Illinois. In Illinois, for In
stance, one of the rascalities develop
ed by the recent investigation was thr
existence of a combination of legisla
tors who blackmailed fishermen
along a certain river, forcing them to
pay to prevent legislation which wouli.
have interfered with their business.
- Now, scoundrels who do these kinds
of things are, of course, the very men
who, on the one hand, will blackmail
a corporation, if they get a chance
and, on the other hand, will cheer
fully, If the chance occurs, sell them
selves to that corporation against thi
Interests of the public. Their corrup
tion is no more due to tha action of
the corporations than the corrup
tion of the corporations is due to their
action; and evil, and not good, is
done by the honest but misguided man
who would persuade you that either
fact Is true. Our duty is to war with
equal sternness against the corrupt
man of great wealth and the small
man who makes a trade of corruption;
our fight against both the swindling
corporation and the blackmailing or
We cannot afford to limit a cam
paign against corruption to those who
happen to have a certain social status.
(Continued on rage Eigne;
PROMINENT WISCONSIN ATTOR
NEY ENDS LIFE.
Arrunton Asserting lie Used State
Envelope-. Given As Cause.
-LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 1. Frank
Tucker, progressive republican candi
date for attorney-general, suicifled
last night by Jumping from a bridge
into the river at Oshkosh. Political
enemies accused him of using $12
wrth of state envelopes, in sending
out his campaign pamphlets. He was
so worried that he became deranged,
and was guarded by his friends. While
crossing the bridge he broke away
from a friend and drowned himself.
His body has not been rescued.
ROOSEVELT CALLS HIM A LIAR OF
THE WORST SORT FOR RE.
CENT EDITORIAL .- . ;
AD THIEF ALIKE
Outlook Comes Ont Today r-ith Slory
From Roosevelt Denying that He is
Catering to Corporations and Mak
ing Them Pay Campaign Expenses
Assertions are Absolutely False, Is
New York, Sept. 1. In a reply to
an editorial in the New York Evening
Post; recently attacking him and
charging him with playing in with
the corporations, and making them
pay money into his campaign funds.
Colonel Roosevelt today, in the Out
look, declared the Post's assertions
are absolutely false, and that editors
who wrote the article, "practiced ev
ery form of menaclty." . ,
He said, "In the struggle for hon
est poltltics there is no more place,
for, a liar than for a thief. In the
movement designed to end -the thief's
domination, little good can tie derived
from a liar's assistance.""
The Post editorial defended the old
guard of the New York repub.icans.
"In an article In which the New
York Post defends those who are at
present In control of the republican
party in New York, and whom it has
affected to oppose in the past, the
Post, through whatever editor, was
personally responsible for writing thr
article, practiced every form of men
dacity. As far as I am concerned, ev
ery man who has visited the White
House, did so openly, Harriman, as
well as the others. I took no money
from Harriman, either secretly or op
enly, to buy votes, or for any other
purpose. Whoever wrote the article
knew that this charge Is the foulest
and blackest lie."
Post Replies Today.
The Post made a hot reply this af
ternoon to Roosevelt's Outlook editor
ial. It stated It regarded it honor to
be called a liar by the Colonel. It
said it supported the measure to
force corporations out of politics. It
"At the very time aontk aontkqkqk
gifts to politicians odious," at the very
time Roosevelt's agents were collect
ing hundreds of thousands of dollars
from them to help elect him. It reit
erated the charge that Harriman came
to the White House at the Colonel's
invitation and that the railroad man
IIAMID'S WIVES ARE PRISONERS
Secretly Transferred to Prison anil
Abdul Humid Himself is Missing.
Constantinople, Sept. 1. The disap
pearance of Former Sultan Abdul
Hamld and the transfer of his twelve
wives from the villa to the prison at
Salonika today, Is causing much un
easiness among Young Turks, who
fear if harm befalls the deposed Sul
tan the people will revolt.
The reason for the transfer to the
prison is believed to have been the
constant plotting to rescue them,
which keeps the country in a turmoil.
HKINZE FINALLY MARRIED.
Mrs. French Sues Him for Securities
Alleged to Have Been Taken.
New York. Sept. 1. A. Helnze and
his bride left New York' for Butte,
Montana, in his private tar. They
were married yesterday and one of
the wedding presents received by
Helnze was the service of a summons
and complaint In the suit or Mrs. Lil
lian French, to recover $25,000 securi
ties alleged she had loaned him.
ISIOLD IRK STATE
SWEEPING LIABILITY ACTS BE
COME EFFECTIVE IN NEW
Reform Legislation in New York lie
comes Effective This Morning
Race Track Officials Held Respnn.
ible for Oral Itfttlntr on Grounds
Labor Law a Sweeping One 'ro
imiiun uuti ituitu Laws t Ituiige. -
Albany, N. Y., Sept; 1. Several sta
tutes of great Importance, passed at
the last session of the New York sta(e
legislature, went Into effect today.
Among the new laws are the employ
ers liability and compulsory compen
sation statute, one of the most sweep
ing labor acts ever passed by any
legislature; the Agnew-Perklns antl
sambllng law, designed to put an end
to all race track betting, oral or oth
erwise; and to make officials of race
tracks responsible for violations of its
provisions; .a law regulating the con
duct of private banks, aimed primar
ily for the protection of Immigrants
who are often made' the victims of
wild cat bankers.' and a bill placing
all the telephone and telegraph com
panies operating in the state under
the Julsdictlon of the public service
commission, and increasing the pow
ers of the commission over all gas
and electric companies.
Under the new labor law, an em
ployer must compensate his workman
for Injury, no matter who is at fault.
The act was passed by the legislature
in compliance with the recommenda
tions of the Walnwrlght commission
which spent months investigating
cases of accident Buffered by thosi
engaged In dangerous 'employments
and instances of refusal by employers
to grant any financial relief.
Heretofore, a workman who exper
lenced a disabling accidental bodily
injury while in the employ of any per
son or corporation, could et no dam
ages until he proved before the court
and Jury that the hurt was due to the
negligence or fault of the employer
and without contributory negligence
upon the part of the employed.
Tactically all that was required of
an employer to escape the penalty for
accidents was that he provided a
"reasonably safe place," and gave
"due consideration" of the kind ot
work to be done. He was supposed
to "exercise reasonable care In the
choice of machinery, to give no dan
gerous work to youths of Ignorance,
and inexperience, and to notify his
employes of "hidden dangers." Un
der the new law, the employer Is lia
ble for all accident, save only when
caused "in whole or In part, by the
serious 'and wilful misconduct of the
workman." - 1
New laws regulating the probation
o fyouthful criminals and other of
fenders also went into effect today.
Under the new probation act, children
may be kept on probation up to their
eighteenth birthday. Adults convict
ed of an ofense less serious than a
felony may be kept on probation for
two years, and adults convicted of a
felony for not exceeding five years.
Inferior courts may now require pro
bationers to pay fines or make resti
tutions and reparations to persons
they have Injured.
An amendment also provides that
disorderly persons placed on proba
tion for not supporting their wives or
children may be required to pay.
through the probation officer, week'v
Installments for the support of tln'r
The new private banking law will
force all "fake" banks and bankers,
especially those which prey upoi the
Immigrants and uninitiated forelsneiti
in New York City, out of existence.
Ban on Oral Betting.
New York, Sept. 1 At least until
the statute Is tested in the court3,
betting on the races will hereafter
be effectively squelched in New York
Btate. The Agnew-Perklns - antl-cral
bookmaking on race tracks apply to
such offenses when practiced "with
or without" writing, tickets or other
material evidences of wagers. The new
law also repeals that section of the
old anti-gambling bill which exempted
trustees or directors of race tracks
from liability for permitting gambling
at the! rtracks.
It is not likely that the racing In
terests will submit to the law with
out a legal battle. I is said that the
owners of the various tracks Intend to
make a test case of the new law, and
have the courts decide just where they
stand. They claim that the statute is
very ambiguous. According to the
wording, the racing magnates are to
be held responsible for any kind of
a wager, oral or otherwise, that la
made on grounds where they are of
ficials. If this can be made to stick
by the courts, it Is anrlralv likulv that
all the race tracks In the metropolitan
district will soon be cut' up into lots
and offered to the home-seeking public
at $10 down and $3 a month' for life. r
SORRY FOR IIEK CRIME.
Fitch Girl Hopes She Will be. Able to
. Survive Injuries.
New York, Sept. 1. "When you are
loved, It Is beautiful to live. I realize
that I have made a terrible mistake."
Thus . Vera Fitch, who attempted to
end her life Tuesday at the Astor Ho
tel, expressed her opinion of her ac
tion, during a visit from her mother
The girl said her death would cause
grief among her relatives, and now
wanta to live. The Burgeons say the
chance to survive are sllni: ----" v
Distress In Italy. '
ROME, Sep. 1. Responding to ap
peals from Barland and. other parts
on the Adriatic, the government is
shipping food and clothing, and the
chamber of deputies Is preparing to
vote distress grants for the peoples'
relief. Meanwhile the people are riot
ing and there is much disorder,
AH Is caused by the failure of the
vine and olive crops, and. destruction
of homes by earthquakes and subse
quent famine produced by lack of
employment for the masses.; Cholera
Is also epidemic.
Seattle Building Dynamited.
Seattle, Sept. 1. The whole city
was aroused at midnight by an at
tempted dynamiting of Lyon's office
building at Third and James street,
which is being constructed. Hun
dreds of windows in nearby office
buildings were shattered and the fire
department was called out. Several
persons were hurled to the pavement
end Injured. One man, a telegi -vpli
liiieman, was arrested as a suspect.
A quantity of nitro-glycerlne was ex
ploded In u e elevator shaft The
building was six stories, and was bad
ly damaged. The police declare dis
gruntled workmen are probably guil
ty. . , :
OUTCOME FOR MANY IDAHO OF
FICES IN DOUBT.
Brad and French Seem to Hare Been
.Nominated Others Uncertain.
Boise. Sept. 1. Although the pri
maries are far from complete, it is
certain that the French progressive
congressional candidate, swept the
state and. won over: Congressman
Hamer. Brady was doubtless renom
inated for governor, by the republi
cans, and Hawley by the democrats.
The result of the nomination for attorney-general
is in doubt, but John
Morrison is slightly leading the Mc
Dougall Incumbent. O. A Allen de
feated C. A. Hastings, Incumbent for
INDICTED, PLEAD GUILTY AND)
ARE SENTENCED ALL IN
ONE NOT TRUE 01LL FOUND
Three of the Four Indicted by True
urn irom urana Jury Room Plead
Gnllty aud Are Sentenced Imme
diatelyOne Not Trne Bill Against
Smith-Fourth True BUI Is w Not
"T Made Pnhllc This" A ftcmoon
"Four true bflls-one of " them';se
cret and one not a true bill were re
turned this afternoon by the grand
jury, which was called together Tues
day morning. In addition to the re
turning of lndlctment3, three of those
Indicted have pleaded guilty and have
been sentenced to the penitentiary by
J. Conners was Indicted, among the
others, for burglary, in a dwelling,
where he confessed to have taken a
auit of clothes. He was arraigned
and pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to five years in the Salem prison.
' Another man to be indicted and sen
tenced today was Roy Thompson, ac
cused tt burglary in a dwelling house.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to three years In the penitentiary,
Williafa Edwards, the Union county
boy, who was accused of Issuing bad
checks and who was caught, after a
lively chase through the mountains
by Constable Faulk, was Indicted,
pleaded guilty and sentenced to one
C. W. Smith was exonerated by the
grand jury on a charge of rana. Ha
was accused by a woman who lived
in the Bartomess house opposite the
M. & M. Company, about two months
ago, but he was given entire liberty
The Jury retired again at three
o'clock, arid It is rumored that indict
ments are going o be returned in
great numbers from now on.
state treasurer. The result of the
secretary of state nomination la very
doubtrul. It looks like the state will
be for prohibition as Brady la for
Miss Grace Sheppard won the nom
ination for state superintendent of
schools over the incumbent Miss
COFFEE IN A TRUST.
Arbuckle Brothers Said to Hare Stifl
Cincinnati, Sept. 1. An attempt to
control the coffee suply of the world,
is charged against the Arbuckle
Brothers by a coffee merchant, a
member of the Gasser company here.
The Arbuckles are said to have com
bined with the Brazilian government,
as South American brands are most
Coffee has already advanced 2 cents
rer pound. The Arbuckles issued or
ders to the brokers here to buy up all
available coffee in the market. They
bought extensively in New York, also.
Flower and Fruit Show.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept., 1 A flower
and fruit show under the direction of
the Winnipeg Horticultural Society
opens today Jn the Horse Show Amphi
theatre, and affords a splendid display
of the horticultural and floricultural
products of Manitoba.
Hank Increases Capital.
Halifax. N. S., Sept. 1 A special
seneral meeting of the shareholders
of the Bank of Nova Scotia was held
today to authorize an increase in cap-
ttal from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000,