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THE MORXLNG OKEGOMAX, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 19IO.
WAR DECLARED Dfl,
ROOSEVELT'S CANDIDATE, WHOM NEW YORK REPUBLI
CANS NOMINATE FOR GOVERNOR.
Document of Wisconsin Repub
lican Convention Favors
LA FOLLETTE GIVES TALtf
Ko Mention of National AilnilnlMra-
tion I Made In Platform. Kx
vept to Ilarajtr Tariff
Law I Condemned.
MADISON", . Win.. grpt. .Wisconsin
was termed a pilot for the Nation, anil
h rompws for the other states by Sena
tor i-a KolieUe In hut ailtircss in the
Jtrrnjblteun state convention here today.
"A areat campaign I on. not for our
;ai alone, but for all the states of (his
lounirr of ou.a and for our great coun
try itself." he snM.
"I think Sol has been exceptionally
a-rxxl to Wisconsin. I say to you men
here that you are exceptionally fortunate.
. "You are ftnlnir Into the campaign now
which means not only everything for
"Wisconsin, but means everything for this
treat movement. "
I'latforni I ItailU-al.
What Is probably the most radical plat
form adopted In a generation by a Re
publican convention mas promulgated
here Pnlay. It 1 generally designated
as a radically progressive pronuncla-
Tnento. No mention of the National Ad
ministration was made, save to disparage.
Senator I Follette. although far from
well, was present for the fire time when
tre resolutions were read. Mention of
Ms name was Invariably the signal for
I-Vaiur.-s of the platform are:
Condemnation of the Fayne-Aldrich
I't.ys'cal valuation of railroads and
more fringent regulation of them.
Federal ownership of Alaskan railroads.
Second choice primaries.
Initiative, referendum and recall.
(Graduated Income tax.
Home rule In the liquor traffic.
National control of natural resources.
Ad valorem taxation of corporation.
PrrnU-louH Activity Sml.
Condemnation of the "pernicious ac
tivity" In the recent primary campaign
of the brewery corporations, insurance
tgemles and the binding twine "trust.
Kniployrru' liability law.
Conlemnation of the suppression by
'special Interests in Congress"- of the in
vestigations of the Country Ufe Commla- I Colonel Iloo--vclt Makes Flixjuent
i ; h- . T - " it - A
Platform of New York'Repub
lican Convention Scores
: TARIFF LAW COMMENDED
Administration of President Taft
and Governor Hughes and Work
of Iist Congress Receives
Approval of Convention.
ii innv i stimsov.
Nomination for Governor An
other Roosevelt Victory.
OLD GUARD BADLY BEATEN
KeguTatl m of working hours of women
t'rglng the Federal Government to de
termine the Kyle of craft best adapted
lor river use In the light of future Im
provement of streams.
The plank on trusts declares that In
a general way the laws against trusts
should not be changed, "until the peo
ple have regained control of the Gov
ernment." It says:
"The operation of the Federal and
8tate Trust and Conspiracy laws hs
been productive of flagrant and unjust
Inequalities. The laws have been cir
cumvented by the roost dangerous and
powerful of the monopolies and trusts.
which. throuKh their control of the
banks, the money and the credit of the
Cuntry centered in Wall street, control
the natural resources, the food and
rlotMnir and the highways of the Na
I.ans Designed to Oppress.
"The laws designed to prevent ln
fluktrial monopoly have been used to
suppress the unions and co-operative
rfforts of wage-earners and farmers In
their struggle to protect the value of
their labor and the products of their
labor against those moneyed monopo
lies. We favor such separate classifi
cation of unions, associations, monopo
lies and trusts as shall abolish this pre
tense and shall establish real rquallty
before the law.
"Where monopoly is Inevitable, we
fa,v-r complete Government regulation."
The platform declares that the rail
road bill was changed by the irogres-
slves from a menace to a public bene
fit. but that it
'The magnitude of the problems in
volved render it impossible for the mem
bers of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to perform their duties with
Justice and dispatch.
Alaka I Referred To.
Seecli for Stlmson and Fiery
Talk for nirccl Primary
Plank, and Is Victor.
( v,t 1JJ uinaj pnuilun.tt
The platform avers that the Govern
ment should own the railroads of Alaska,
"The attempt of private monopoly to
teal the Alaskan coal fields was defeat
ed for the time being through the efforts
ft a few courageous officials. Failing;
In secure the coal fields through per
jury and fraud, special interests will ex
ploit them through a monopoly of trans-
portion. The title to the coal fields of
Alaska should be forever retained by
the ;nvernment subject to lease under
the proper regulation.
"The situation of Alaska is exceptional.
Transportation Is the basis of control.
It is the key to this vast territory of
treasure. As exceptional conditions in
Panama reouired the Government of the
Vnlted States to own and operate a rail
road on the Isthmus in order to protect
its interests and the Interests of ship
pers, so we hold that exceptional enndi
tirms in Alaska require tha Federal
Government should construct, own and
operate the railroads, dorks and steam-
uhlp lines tributary to the opening of
the Alaska coal fields and other natural
IRISH TO RAISE $100,000
J 'elevates Pledge Ijirge Snm for
"Home Rule" on Kmerald Ifle.
BUFFALO. N". Sept. 2S. A pledge
to raise Jino.OOe within two years for
the cause of home rule In Ireland was
enthusiastically made by the SSS dele
crates represented at the second day's
session of the firth biennial National
convention of the I'nlted Irish League
t)f America here today.
pointed Charles S. .Francis, of Troy.
nd Speaker Wadsworlli, of the As
sembly, to escort Mr. Root to the chair.
There vaa a loud laugh when Mr.
Roosevelt started to leave the plat
form without Introducing Senator
Hoot. Secretary Gleason hustled after
the Colonel nnd brought him back.
As I understand, you may not iden
tify the man 1 am about to introduce.
I am railed back to present the perma
nent chairman of the convention, the
Hon. Kllbu Root," said Colonel Roose
"No prepared slate of which I have
heard bore my name for permanent chair
man, and no prepared speech lurks in
my pocket, or ln my hand," aaid the
Revolt Referred To.
The chairman said there was passing
over the entire country a revolt against
the time-worn form of political organization.
'Initiative and referendum, recall, di
rect election of Senators, direct nomina
tlons,"' suld the chairman, "all are evi
dence that the people of our country feel
that our forms of political organization
do not adequatelv furnish the voters of
should be further I our political parties means to give effect
to their political will.
"No call for freedom, no call for free
and full expression of the voters, ever
found the Republican rarty unwilling to
answer and to lead. It lies before this
convention to show our people that so far
as our party can, our political organiza
tion shall be amplified, so that the far
mer and workman can give his ballot to
the polls In fuller fashion.
"Apart from the machinery for voters
to have their will, there are the great j
questions before our people, and fit rests
with this convention to proreote the con
fidence of the people by the action of the
Republican party on these questions."
Mr. Root urged that the convention
nominate good candidates as a guaran
tee of the party's good faith.
Duty Not Affected.
"I am told that the trend of public
opinion Is against the Republican party
this year. Well, what of it? What
difference does that make to us here In
the performance of our duty? When
did Republicans ever lose heart or love
or c- Ivisiasm of virile effectiveness
for fei :- cf being in a minority? If the
trend of public opinion is against us,
we will change It. If old supporters of
our party have turned under some idea
that they can do better elsewhere, we
will show them they are wrong.
"We will win!
didates alone, but for our country."
Chairman Root's speech was heartily
Mr. Frendergast.x of Kings County,
read to the convention the report of the
Speaker Wadsworth moved a minor
lty report, which he said contained i
substitute for the direct primary plank
In the majority report. The minority
report was made public last night.
Amendment Is Offered..
your votes you are to determine
whether the Republican party in th-J
State of New York is to be the party
of progress or the party of the re
Plan Not Abandoned.
"And in the flrst place, let me correct
one or, two misapprehensions as to
factN. The system of direct nominations
has not been abandoned In other states
of the I'nlon. I have listened to men
here holding up the Republicans of the
est as people whose example we
"In my Republicanism I know neither
Knst nor West. I have 'lived in tha
West and I know it through and
through. The allusion has been made
to the State of Wisconsin. They have
Just held direct primaries in Wlscon
sin. AH the money was used against
the side that won the overwhelming
light and the side that won spent an
amount of money that you would hard
ly consider as beinK adequate to run a
Congressional campaign in the State
of New York." . -
Colonel Is Interrupted.
Here the Colonel was Interrupted by
laughter and cries of "oh!"
"Kxactly." "he continued with empha
sis, amid more laughter nnd cheers.
"An allusion has bten made to the
case of Representative Sibley. Great
sums were spent and Improperly spent
in securing the nomination of Repre
sentative Sibley. They were spent "in
Influencing a direct primary just as
they would have been spent In influ
encing- a convention. The difference
was " and the Colonel again was in
terrupted, this time by mingled cheers
"1 will give you a chance to express
your dissent again." retorted the ex
President. "The difference was that Mr. Sibley
won't he a Representative, whereas ho
would If-they had not had direct -primaries.
Minority Is Scored.
"The gentlemen who present the mi
nority report say they represent, the
Republican tradition. They represent
a majority oi i'r.m legislature composed
of the majority of the Democratic
members and the minority of the Re
Here the convention broke into tu
multuous applause. Flags were waved,
the band played and It was some min
utes before the Colonel continued.
"I ask that this Republican conven
tion of the State of New York nut It.
self behind the Republican Governor
of the State of New York and behind
the majority of the Republican legis
lators of the State of New York, and
that It do not put Itself behind the
minority of the Republican legislators
plus Tammany Hall."
Here great applause again interrupt
ed the Colonel's speech.
SARATOGA. X. T., Sept. 28.-"oIlowlng
Is. in part, the platform adopted by the
Republican state convention today:
We declare relentless warfare against of
ficial and legislative wrongdoing In this state.
A Republican Legislature ordered an Im
mediate and searching Inquiry Into all cor
rupt practices, and this Inquiry is now go
ing forward vigorously. We pledge Its con
tinuance, with additional authority If re
quired, and that all such wrongdoing capable
of exposure shall be brought to light, to
the end that the entity shall be punished
and the innocent relieved of unjust sus
Dishonesty In public service Is. next to
treason, the most flagrant of crimes. In
ridding our Institutions of this cancer growth
w-e know no party distinction. The crimes
which have been committed have Involved
members of both parties, and the fact that
some of the wrongdoers have masqueraded
under the name of Republicans, neither has
gained, nor shall gain, them Immunity from
punishment by Republicans.
Not only have they wronged the people.
but they have proved themselves the worst
enemy of the party. The crook and grafter
and unfaithful man In public service shall
be put out and kept out.
Administration Is Indorsed.
We enthusiastically indorse the patriotic
and statesmanlike leadership of William
Howard Taft, and declare our pride In the
achievements of hla first IN months as Pres
ident of the United States. Each succeed
ing month since his Inauguration has con
firmed th Nation In Its high estimate of
his greatness of character. Intellectual abil
ity, sturdy common sense, extraordinary pa
tience and perseverance, broad and states
manlike comprehension of public questions
and unfaltering and unswerving adherence
He has strengthened our prestige with
foreign nations, and treated with vigor and
wisdom important International problems,
notably our tariff relations with Germany,
France and Canada.
Under his administration the prosecutions
of those implicated In the sugar and other
customs frauds have been continued, and
convictions obtained; there have been im
partial and energetic enforcement of the
Sherman anti-trust act; a substantial re
duction of governmental expenses; the estab
lishment of better business methods, which
will result In greater efficiency and real
economy: remarkable progress In the con
struction of the Panama Canal, and the
withdrawal from private entry of over 71.
floo.ooo acres of the public domain to pre
serve for public benefit valuable and other
deposits, timber land and water-power sites.
On bis recommendation ( onrrMi has pro
vided for a commission to investigate and
report on the regulation of Issuance of stocks
and bonds by public sarvlca corporations en
gaged In Interstate commerce. He has ed-
vocated a new system of appropriations for
river and harbor Improvements, under which
each Item, after investigation by experts,
shall be approved and carried to completion
as a separate measure. This recommenda
tion w. heartily Indorse.
Value of Tariff Shown.
The Payne tariff law- reduced the average
rate of all duties 11 per rent. By Increasln
the duties on some luxuries nnd articles not
of ordinary use, making, however, no .In
crease on any common food product, it
turned a National deficit Into a surplus.
Undef Its first year of operation, the value
of Imports free of duty was the greatest
In our history by SIOH.ooo.ooo. and the aver
age rate of duty was less than under th
v llson law. I nllke that Democratic law-
Its great reductions of duty have not stopped
Industry nor deprived labr of any part of
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Sit snugly to the neck, the tops meet
in front and there is ample space
for the cravat.
15c. J for 2Sc Cluett, Peabody St Co., Makers
cleanses, preserves ana ueauu
fies the teeth, prevents tooth
uct,cty auu iiuyai 10 puiuj
and fragrance to the Breath
K( SODA FOUNTAINS Oft CISEWHERC
- Original Genuine
RICH MLK, HALT SIMM KTMCT.M WW&UI
Hot In any r.iik Trust
Insist on "IIORLICK'S'
Tstic mdkmt hoot
been shown to be effective in preventing
reoeatlnr and frauds at reneral elections.
We therefore favor extending the signature
law as now applied to general elections, to
We demand the most rigid economy in
every department of the state. Always with
due heed to the growing; needs of a great
To Governor Hughes is due the credit of
arousing the interest of the people and con
vincing them of the need of directly elect
ing their party officials and directly nom
inatlTig their party candidates. We promise
legislation which will enact these principles
At the Northwest r"rtntlor Roundup.
Saturday. October 1. will be known
as "Portland day" at the -reat North
west Frontier Roundup at Pendleton.
Or. The "Wild West" will be shown
on a magnificent seal and will in
clude Indian war dances, broncho bust
ins;, steer rtdlna- and roping, horseback
(ilstol shootlnr. tua; of war, etc.
A special low round trip fare hia
eei made by tho O. K. A X. on Friday,
September 30. Trains leave L'nton lie
pot at 8 A. il . 10 A. M. and S P. if.
t all at city ticket office. Third and
"Washington streets, for further par
Jacob Gould Schurman. president of
Cornell Unlrersity. asked that the fol
lowing sentence be added to the ma
"It belna- understood that the dele
gate conventions may be retained, and
that candidathes for Assemblymen and
Senators shall at the earliest possible
date be selected by direct nominations.
This amendment was defeated.
A motion to limit the debate on the
platform to two hours was carried,
whereupon many spectators and some
of the delegates left the hall.
Chairman Root announced that the
amendment proposed by Mr. Wads
worth was lost, the vote being: 403 for
the amendment and 60S against It.
After General Stewart U "Woodward
had spoken for the majority and E." I
Merritt, Republican leader of the As
sembly, for the minority report. Col
onel Roosevelt took the platform in
advocation of the majority report. He
We have now come to the vital
moment in this convention, and now by
CoiM-psslon Is Made.
The principle expressed in the .report
of the minority does represent n little
concession. said Colonel Roosevelt.
ooes represent a little progress: It does
represent It enough to maker absurd the
argument mat . to have any nroeress
means ruin. If to have any progress in
vites revolution, then do not pass even
the minority report.
"It has been contended that you cannot
icu wn is meant oy the majoritv
plank. You can tell It means Just what it
says. It means that as speedllv as noa-
slblo we shall Introduce the system of
direct nominations as advocated or ap
proved I forget the exact language
"Gentlemen, my friends, the difference
between us here Is Indeed radical. We
trust the people and you do not. It lias
been said openly by our opponents that
they do not believe in a pure democracy.
Duty Is to Guide.
. m. . .
J nriid u is our duty to try to guide
the people aright. I hold that the man
who incites the mob to violence Is the
equal In wlcKedness of the man who
seeks to corrupt a legislator. I hold
the man who in any way misleads the
people is the enemy of the people. Try
10 eoucaie tne people and when you have
tried your best abide by their decision.
"It has been said here that in given
cases tne direct primary has worked
badly. Friends, if the people loso their
honesty, any system of government
would work badly in the long run and
generally the people will act well. If
we ae in error in that belief you won't
save the republic by refusing to intro
duce direct nominations. If you are
right In your distrust of the people, in
your fear of the people, you won't save
this Government long by simply fooling
them a little and doing for them what
you think they cannot do for themselves
by -a system of control of party nomina
tions. . .
Ixiynltj- Is A.-kotl.
"My friends, tha Republican party
owes Its exkstence to the fact that it is
the party of progress, the party tf the
plain people, the party of popular rights,
the party which believes that the people
should rule, and I ask you today to be
loyal to the principles of the Republican
party In the past, and to apply those
principles In the living present, to the
needs that we have today.
Its hire. . It gives free trade with the Phil
lpplne Islands, and It establishes a customs
court. Its maximum and minimum rates
give us for the first time equality of oppor.
tunity with other nations in our foreign
In providinff. upon the sussrestlon
President Taft. for a tariff board, ir af
fords the means of still more accurately
determining- the difference In cost or Dro
ouction at nome ana abroaa.
A Republican Congress Is necessary to
provide appropriations for this board, and
to assure business and labor that changes
In rates will be made only to equalize-the
difference In cost or production, and no
to reduce rates to the free trde or purely
revenue basis favored by the Democratic
to avoin aisturnance or Dusmesa, we urge
the adoption by the Congress or a joint rule
ot the two Houses recommended by th
President and leaders in Congress by which
the two Houses could consider a slna-le
schedule or a single paragraph of the tariff
without tne necessity for aumemiment wmcn
would lead to a reneral revision
Advances in the cost of living are only
the local renection or a tendency that
world-wide and cannot be truthfully said
to be due to tne preaent taritr.
Congress Is PralKed.
The Congress has responded to recnm
mentations of the President by enacting
measures or rar-rearning importance to the
people, including' valuable amendments to
the Interstate commerce law: a postal
lugs bank law: a law providing for the
publicity of campaign expenses: the orea
Hon of a bareau of mines with a view
It j laws extending tne regulation or safety ap
pliances, ana m ih.w pruwuiug it ineinuu
by which the surface of coal lands and
other mineral lands is made available for
affrlcultaural use. while conserving the mln
erals under the surface for the public
The rlaht of the President to withdraw
public lands for conservation purposes has
been set at rest oy legislation, ana tne
completion of Irrigation projects Is assured
by the authorization of S2Q.000.000 bonds.
We congratulate the people on the notable
progress of the state under tha four, years
administration oi uovernor iiugnes. wmcn
hss been conspicuous for the highest stan
dards or ernciency.
Condition of Ijibor Improved.
The record of Republican legislation dur
ing the last IS years conserving the public
Interest by Improving tne condition or la
bor Is unequalled In our history. One nun
dred and slxtv such enactments were writ.
ten In our statutes, covering' the whole
range of labor's interests In the workshops.
factories, mines and quarries, and upon all
forma of public work.
We art proud to record that New Tork
has been the flrst American state to pro
vide by law for the compulsory compensa
tion of employes sustaining personal Injury
while performing or following extra hax
ardous occupations, and also to equalise
voluntary agreement as 4o compensation be
tween employera and employea .in all other
We commend the law of last Winter,
which reauires that all acrldenta In build
ing construction and engineering work be
reported to the Commissioner of Labor.
We commend the creation oi tne oureaa
of Industries and Immigration.
We believe that capital honestly em-
oloved should be permitted to feel that
sense of security essential to stimulate Its
legitimate Investment and thus safeguard
the prosperity, which has been so well es
tablished under Republican administration.
State Conservation Indorsed.
In the Interests of the growth and pros
perity of the state, we favor the con
servation, development and utilization of all
our natural resources under conditions, how
ever, which will protect and safeguard the
rights of the state.
We favor such regulation of reserves by i
storage reservoirs and otherwise as will
multiply and equalize the hydraulic power,
give relief to thousands of wage-earners
who are now regularly deprived of work
during the Summer months, prevent need
less loss or profits to manuracturing and
mercantile communities, stimulate the up
building of our Industries, eliminate the an
nual destruction of property by floods and
Improve unsanitary conditions, and we
pledge ourselves to prompt adoDtlon of
such constitutional and statutory enactments
i win accompusn tnese enos.
We favor conservative state action In the
prevention and cure of tuberculosis.
Election Frauds Scored.
We believe that tha same safeguards
should surround primary elections at hare
ARCTIC SURVEYORS RETURN
Men Healthy but Horses Suffer In
Rough Work In Xortli.
DAWSON, Y. T., Sept. 28. The inter
national boundary survey expedition,
including 70 men and 65 horses, which,
has been running a line between Can
ada and Alaska north of the Yukon
River this season, arrived yesterday en
route for the South, . in charge of
Thomas Ripcgs, representing- America,
and J. 1). Craig, representing Canada.
An extremely rough country between
the Yukon and the Porcupine Rivers
was traversed. A third of the horses
taken In last Sprinpr died on un"blazed
trails and in morasses. Those brought
back look like skeletons. The men are
in good health. The party plans to re
turn early next season prepared to
spend the two succeeding Winters in
the Arctic so as not to lose so much
time going and coming each year.
Most Be Above Suspicion.
Kidney and bladder ailments are so
serious in their consequences, and If
unchecked so often iatai that any rem
edy offered for their cure must be
above suspicion. Foley Kidney Pills
contain no narmiui drugs, nave suc
cessfully stood a long and thorough
test and have proven themselves to be
both curative and tonic, and give bene
fit to all who take them. Sold by all
We griiici our lenses by the lat
est electric edge f;rindinr machin
ery. This insures absolute accu
racy in the strength and size of
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The Tenderfoot Farmer
It was one of these experimental farmers, who put green
spectacles on his cow and fed her shavings. His theory
was that it didn't matter what the cow ate so long at she
was fed. The questions of digestion and nourishment had
not entered into his calculations.
It's only a "tenderfoot" farmer that would try such
an experiment with a cow. But many a farmer feeds him
self regardless of digestion and nutrition. He might almost as well eat shav
ing) for all the good he gets out of his food. The result is that the stomach
grows "weak" the action of the organs of digestion and nutrition are impaired
nd the man suffers the miseries of dyspepsia and the agonies of nervousness.
To Btrcntthea the stomach, restore the activity of the or
fane of digestion and nutrition and brace up the nerves,
use Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It is an nn
tailing remedy, and has the confidence of physicians as
well as the praise of thousands healed by Its use.
In the strictest sense "Golden Medical Discovery" i temperance raedi
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Don't let dealer delude you for his own profit. There is no medicine for
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