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ELECTIONS FOR 1908.
Closes for election Oct. 20.
Presidential election Nov. 3 .
Republican National Ticket.
WILLIAM H. TAFT
' FOR VICE PRESIDENT
JAMES S. SHERMAN
of New York.
For Presidential Electors
J. D. LEE, of Multnomah County
F. J. M ILLER, of Linn County
A. C. MARSTERS, of Douglass County
R. R BUTLER, of Gilliam County
The , more Jabor studies the
treatment which labor has 're
ceived at the hands of William H.
Taft, both on and off the benzh;
the more evident it becomes to
every fair-minded worker that
Judge Taft has not only been just
and impartial in dealing with the
interests of workingman, but that
his decisions, followed as prece
dents by other courts, has been
of inestimable value to labor in
upholding the rights of railway
workmen to leave their employ-1
ment where theysee fit, irrespeet- i
ive of the consent of the em
ployer. It is well known that
even in England, where labor
possesses more rights than in any
other country of Europe, a differ-
.. m 0F;!S
Impracticable 1 Democratic Pr'oposU
. iiop!Jor .Ttust.-Coatral..-.
Convincing Exposition of Fallacy of
('' Bryan's Panacea for Solving
; Problems of Modern
When we consider remedies that are
proposed for the trusts, we find our
selves journeying In a land of dreams.
Again the magician of IS96 waves his
wand. ! At a' stroke difficulties disao-
ent rule prevails, and the crew of ;Pear and the complex problems of mod
a train quitting without giving !ern business, are forgotten in the fas-
vnuiinm vi ijc siiupie panacea. : .AD1,
as the free eoinnsre of silver In tho
ecuted criminally. - Some Amer-I ratio of 16 to l was to destroy the
ican railways sought to maintain curse of sld- so tbe Dew fnnd specific
a similar rule, but Judge Tafc, in Vl J, T77, . remTe the
L, . ' . " curse of industrial oppression. The de-
tne xoieao ana Ann Aroor rail- lusion of 1908 is comparable onlv to
I J - L I J il i i) 1 . : . a i
Tim li; j iuau case, neiu mat me relation llI- 1 iweive years ago.
11xrI"",B """ of employees to railwav comna-1 Tne first tion is that the law
Benton county will be addressed . ,eraPIoyees to railway compa ghoud pevent a d llcatjon of
at the court house on Wednesday l1" 1S un7 Iree coniracc, anaj rectors among competing corporations.
evening, October 28. by Hon. C. IS n0 ana'a20US - tnat Of Sea-i However advisable it may be to have
rl Fulton TT ? natni- Thic men in tne maritime service, Who uireciorares or competing
n. ruiton, u. a. senator. inisl . . i corDorations it would m hh
gentleman is a speaker of nation- l? a ,certaln. e3"enc, surrender j ,mportant to have tadepenaent stock-
al reputation. All voters of cneir llDercy in tneir employment ; holders, for. a majority or the stoek-
hatever nolitiVal faith fnlW and are Punishable for desertion, holders of a corporation choose the di-
students and ladies are invitedTo The employment, therefore, in j SSK
hear Senator Fultoh speak.
COL- MILLER'S SPEFCH.
the case of railway service, waSj would easily be evaded in the selection
terminable by either party. The' of men who would represent the same
court COUld not Compel the en-1 ,nterests- . The most ordinary exper-
forcement of nersonal RPrviVWa' le?ce sIl0WS that " ,8 pot Pnr.to
iorcement oi personal services as gerve on f A,rik0tnra r.
Col. Robt. A. Miller expounded aSa,nst either the employer or the to control its proceedings. Whatever
democratic doctrine at the court- employed, against the will of tbe JnJage, of such a law 88 18 Pr-
mi . , , I eiLnPr i'vocui . "aiuij nora iu cue aienirv or
nouse on ihursday night andr"" ... . . ! a "remedy." or vindicates its title tn a
done himself great credit in the wa! 'n1 afclf,on wnic.n place ln an llnposing 8cheme of reform
pleasing manner of his address. Prmpted the head of one of the outlined m a national platform.
He admitted he had often been ' ' wuu? . ! tht 7 . Jw l4Ttr" . !
greatly humiliated by his repub- wri.ce 10 lat corporal eto tZZ
lican friends poking fun at him 8t bL L0U1S m 8 SUDseluenfc merce shall be required to take out a
over the bank failures and een rauway controversy tne railway reaerai license before it shall be per
eral disarrano-mpnf- f k,j,- employees had found "you had "ted. ? .contr,I ,f .. i
interests during the last 7e aid down the Mna CharT a nV'1
cratic- administration and turned upon wnicn we couia aepena or the remedy is not to regulate large
a vprw u for the protection Of Our rights." , businesses, buf to destroy trusts. Hence
. a very nice point by saying that
when the republican panic came
last fall "we simply declared a
He did not deem it necessary,
Labor can always depend upon ! ZTZJ ls.to
Mr. Taft for the protection of its trol by any such corooration "of morp
rights, both because he is in sym- than 50 per cent of the total amount of
pathy with labar, and because it tny product wn8nined ,n the united
oiuies. x his is anotner npinsion of
for his purpose, to call the atten- is. !"3 nature to do r,ght b every; ratio.
tion of his hearers to the entire
four years of misery under that
democratic administration, in
which not only banks failed, but
everv hnsinpsa inroroaf- rf f Vit.
country was comnletelv Dara I Magna Charta upon which every
lyzed, for he fully realized that ALmer?can can depend for equit
Citizen, and CO see, as tar as in I It might be interesting to inquire
his power lies, that no .one is what is the meaning of "any product
wrnno-Prl j consumed ln the United States." Does
The election of Mr. Taft to the And, if so, how shall the clasps
Presidency will in ' itself be a fined? Or does it refer to each sepa
rate article of commerce? And, if so,
what account does this proposal take
From the Baltimore American.
THE SENTINEL STANDS FIRMLY IN DEFENSE OF HIS FLAG.
TAFT WAS SOTJGHT
the heart-strings of many men. in
the audience were still bleeding
from wounds received.
He did not deem it wise to tell
of the marvelous prosperity that
has followed 'that democratic ad
ministration ever since the people
buried them under an avalanche
of votes ; nor. did he point to the
wisdom, on the part of the repub-
.President and congress, when
confronted with the most pecu
liar condition that ever existed
in, governmental affairs, in de
claring a legal holiday that the
, businessmen of the country might
take a calm and dispassionate
view of the situation ; nor did he
tell you that by this prompt at-
tion by the party in power every
condition had been met and con
fidence fully restored.
He also failed to tell his audi
ence that never," in the history of
the country have our people been
more prosperous and happy; nor
did he add the further fact that
the people will make a sad mis
take if they should vote a change
hy electing Bryan,
While eulogizing Bryan as a
citizen and orator he did not take
pains to enlarge on his acrobatic
feats on every public question in
each succeeding campaign ; nor
how he could straddle the fence
four years hence.
It was indeed funny to think
Judge Lowell would object to
Bryan's presidential aspirations
on account of oratorical powers,
when in fact, the Judge conceded
v thi3 point as his principal qualifi
cation as a presidential condi-date.
able, just and generous treatment
by the chosen head of the gov
of the skill and initiative of manufac
turers who have .built up a more or
less exclusive trade in particular ar
ticles, often protected by trade-marks,
although in most active competition
with other articles designed; for the
same general purpose and seeking the
same market?. In a desire to correct
THE YOUNG REPUBLICAN.
In a business sense the young voters
who have come forward since 1904 have the . evils of business are we to place
more at stake than any other class in : an embargo upon honest endeavor
rendering a right decision. Their ac- j whose activities present none of tho
tive lives are ahead. They have more abuses , requiring remedies? And, if
years to live, and are now laying the . not, what, statutory definitions shall be
foundations of .tneir business careers. round to ue adequate and just If we
National policies and conditions are of iay down our, prohibition in terms of
exceptions to coyer such cases, and we
have learned that it is equally "binding
as to what it omits."
cbfVmaSir,S.UCh a crude i Manner in Which the Republl
prohibition to be enacted into law, and 00 r,..Jo. .
to be regarded a, valid, what would be t Candidate Was Called to a
the effect? Mr. Bryan, with his nsnal 5"$' Sphere of Actionr-
viiu uiiciiiuuu. eariy ia rjuu, wnen
Judge William H. Taft was dictating
a. decision" of the United States Court
the highest consequence to them. Per
haps they are farmers. If so, let them
ask the older generation how farmers
fared under the last Democratic admiu
lstrationj Let them take the market
volume or ratio of business and not in
terms' of right - and wrong? If we
adopt Mr. Bryan's proposal, to what pe
riod of production is the prohibition
to apply? is the excess for a day or
readiness, suggests that the concern
may sell as much of its plants as are
not TlfwlPfT tn TV(wl Itil fha amminf T
lowed by law. He speaks as though ! la "!e FederaI Bull""S Cincinnati,
every manufacturing concern had as . teIeram was placed in his hands,
many fully equipped units of produc- ' . to,re "ff the aad suc
tion as would correspond to anv given ' T. ? tel" frn Presi
percentage of trade which it might be j dent Wllliam Mckinley, reading:
required to lop off. Plants are not so ! "I shall take it as a great favor if you
easily dismembered. Reduction in out- i will call on me some time next week."
J Judge Taft guessed at the meaning
of the summons and guessed wrouu.
reports of to-day and compare them for a month to be considered? Or is
the average production for a year to be
taken? And what system shall be de
vised by which suitable information
may be furnished in the nature of dan
ger signals along the routes of trade
so that the manufacturer may know
when he is about to exceed the pre
scribed ratio? He may Justly be re-
with the prices that prevailed when Mr:
Bryan made his crusade for free silver
and hurled defiance at President Cleve
land because he stood by tbe gold
standard. At the same time Bryan de
nounced the Republican party for its
protectionist as well as sound money
position. Perhaps the first voter is to
engage in manufacturing or mining, ia ( quired to govern his own conduct, but
wage-earner or otherwise. Does he how shall he be apprised of the con
duct of. others upon which is to depend
want his American rate of wages and
the Industry he chooses reasonably pro
tected against foreign competition? If
he does Mr. Bryan's leadership will
take him in the opposite direction.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
Mr. Bryan challenges Mr. Taft
to take the people into his confi
dence. It isn't necessary. The
people long ago took Mr. Taft in
The Tide of Prosperity.
The tide of prosperity may ebb and
flow, but the great waves of industrial
wealth will continue to grow in vol
ume with ever-Increasing comfort and
happiness to our contented people, who
will soon number 100,000,000. And be
cause of our Intelligent and skillful
labor, made so because of good wages
and good living, we shall make better
fabrics and build stronger structures
that ln spite of their higher cost in tbe
beginning will be eheaper in the end
and will be wanted by the people in
every corner of the earth. So that we
shall capture the markets of the world
in greater volume without ever sacri
ficing our home market, the foundation
of our national wealth and progress.
Hon. James S. Sherman.
Henry Gassaway Davis, who was de
feated with Parker four years ago, is
wiser as well as older. He says he
sees no hope for the Democracy, and
thinks Parker is again wasting valu
able time in making speeches. St
his guilt or innocence?
The patent laws confer . a true
monopoly in the exclusive right to man
ufacture and sell. Are these laws to
be repealed because a "private mon
opoly is indefensible and intolerable?"
Bryan's Crude Reasoning.
An example of Mr. Bryan's reason
ing is found in his statement that
"when a corporation controls 50 per
cent of the total product it supplies
forty millions of people with that prod
uct." There are, of course, specialties
which have a limited market and are
used by a relatively smaU number of
rne people or the United States. More
than 50 per cent, and Indeed even as
much as 100 per cent of the trade in
such articles may be in the control
of a particular corporation. This may,
in ract, be relatively a small corpora
tion. It may never have aspired to the
unsavory renown of a "trust." . But by
prosecuting Its particular line with
fidelity and meeting satisfactorily a
limited want; or by reason of some
secret processes or advantage of experi
ence, it may control the trade in a giv
en article of commerce. Or, suppose a
concern controls the whole trade In
some useful byproduct which it has
round it advantageous to make, is the
trade to be prohibited?
The Democratic platform makes no
put means reduction in work, reduction
in the number of men employed and
curtailment of the efficiency of a going
concern. Let us suppose a. concern
which controls 80 per cent of a given
product that is to say, makes and
sells $S,000,000 In value out of a total
trade In the product amounting, to $10,
000,000. Is it to be compelled to reduce
its output to $2,000,000 because only
$2,000,000 In value are made by others?
Then, If it could sell a part of its plant
on Mr. Bryan's theory, what should it
sell? Should It sell off enough to re
duce . Its capacity to $5,000,000, and
allow three-fifths of its plant to remain
idle until others developed a capacity
for . handling the other $5,000,000?
Should it assume that the total trade
will increase and is; not always to re
main at $10,000,000, and hence retain
a larger portion of its plant in idle
ness? Or suppose a concern controls
100 per cent of the trade in some arti
cle, what plants' shall it retain? It
can produce nothing until others pro
duce;, but ft may produce an amount
equal to the production of others, and
it hopes.-he trade will grow. What a
vision of business uncertainty and con
fusion, of idle and impaired plants, of
the. ruin of workingmen whose lives
have clustered around particular indus
tries and who depend upon their con
tinued efficiency, is presented by this
fanciful remedy for the destruction of
Apart from this, if the dissolution
were effected In the manner desired
and portions of plants could be sold
and were sold as suggested, to whom
would the sale be made? Would it be
necessarily to foes or to those ambi
tious to be competitors and anxious to
take advantage of its plight?
This proposal in its utter disregard
of the facts of business, in its substi
tution of the phantasies of the imagin
ation for the realities of life; stamps
the Democratic platform with the fatal
stamp of 1896. The commerce and In
dustry of this country, the interests of
its wage earners and of its interdepend
ent masses, who must rely upon the
stability of business, cannot afford to
give license to such vagaries.
In the solemnity with which this
proposal has been declared, and the In
sistence with which it is advocated, we
find an appropriate test of the capacity,
of our opponents to deal wisely with'
the problems of the day.
He went to Washington and was shown
into a room at the White House, where
he met the President and Secretary
Long of the Navy. Later, Elihu Root,
the Secretary of War, came In. Then,
to use Mr. Taft's own words:
"Mr, McKinley said that he wanted to
send me to the Philippines to help in the
work of establishing civil government as
the army moved on. I thought of my
place on the bench and hesitated. Be
sides, I believed and said we could get
along without the Philippines.
' " 'But we have them and must take
care of them,' the President replied.
" 'You are at the turning of the ways
in your life,' Mr. Root then observed.
'The bench is the easy road. You can
stay there and be comfortable. On the
contrary, the Philippines will demand per
sonal sacrifices and risks and much hard
work, but you will have an opportunity
of doing your country a very great ser
vice.' I went home, and argued the mat
ter for two weeks."
The telegram to Cincinnati opened
the door of American history to Wil
liam H. Taft and made him the Repub
lican candidate for President of the
Obllsatlons of Civil War.
Money indebtedness is not the only
obligation we incurred and assumed
in the great civil war. There was a
still greater debt, an everlasting obli
gation that could never be paid in full.
But in the years that have followed, j what further back, there was Captain
tne KepuDiican party has inaugurated
TAFT COMES FROM GOOD STOCK.
Family Ranted Among the Plain
People for Many Years.
The Tafts those who at present ara
the Tafts hail ancestrally from Ux
bridge, Mass. They say that Tafts are
so thick in Uxbridge that even a wom
an can't throw a stone without hitting
Some years ago in 1874, to be exact
there was a Taft reunion in Ux
bridge, to which descendants of tho
original Robert Taft came flocking
from all parts of the country. One of
the conspicuous features of the affair
was a historical address by Alphonso
Taft, father of the present Republican
candidate. He traced the history of
various branches of the family, and
when he came to the one to which he
and his children belonged he said:
"Our family have not embarked much
upon national politics, except that they
have shared In the battles of the coun
try when national independence was
to be won, and also when the Union
was at stake. But brilliant political
careers have not been characteristic of
the Tafts in the past It is not safe to
say what may be in store for them.
There is a tide in the affairs of men
and also of families."
This' is taken from the account of
the reunion published at the time. Al
phonso Tal't would perhaps have beeu
somewhat dazzled if he could have fore
seen how quickly and brilliantly the
family would proceed to "embark upon
national politics." He himself started
the turn of the tide which he predict
ed. It seems to be reaching its flood
in the career of the son who that year
was entering Yale.
As Alphonso Taft described his im
mediate ancestors one sees where his
son got certain characteristics. Peter
Taft (1715) was "a large, good-looking
man of magnanimous disposition."
He had four sons.
Aarou, the candidate's ancestor, was
also so magnanimous that he lost
money by indorsing a friend's notes;
he was a man "of great Intelligence
and integrity." And then, going somc-
and developed pension laws under
which over three and one-half billion
dollars have been paid to disabled
veterans or to the survivors of those
who gave their lives for their country
and their flag. This pension system, a
product of the policy of the Republican
party, has no precedent in history and
no equal in justice and generosity
among the nations of the earth. Hon.,
James S. Sherman.
Colonel Bryan laments the "discrimi
nation that has been going on against
the farmer" ln electing so few tillers
of the soil- to Congress and the Senate.
What troubles him chiefly, however, is
the discrimination which the whole
American nation . exercises against a
certain farmer of Lincoln, Neb., in de-
'House. New York Tribune.
William Taft, who took Blarney Cas
tle in the sixteenth century "by blar
ney quite as much as by military
prowess." Good stock was Captain
William from which to make a twen
tieth century Secretary of War William.
A Grand Record.
The Republican party is not only
rich In men, but rich in practical and
beneficial principles! it is rich too In
its record, in promises performed and
pledges fulfilled, and so we are for
party and party principles first and
will acquiesce in the choice of the ma
jority, rallying around the standard
bearer who will carry us again to vic
tory. Hon. James S. 'Sherman.
Mr. Bryan might make a hit ln the
Kocky" Mountain States by' proposing a
federal guaranty , of mining stock de
posits. Omaha Bee. . .