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.ALLENTOWN DEMOCRAT--MONDAY, JULY 28. 1913 SEVENTH PAGE INDIFFERENCES THE GREATEST BAR TO WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE By Alice Stone Blaekwell. It la often ald that when the majority of women want the ballot, they will get It. Kvery Improvement In the condition of women thus far has been secured not hy a general demand from the majority of women, but by the arguments, entreaties and "continual coming" of a persistent few. In each, case the advocates of progress have bad to contend not merely with the conservatism of men, but with the Indifference of women, and often with the active opposition of some of them. When the Oxford examinations were thrown open to women, the dean of Chichester proclaimed a sermon against it. He said: "By the sex at large, certainly, the new curriculum 1 not asked for. I have ascertained, hy extended inquiry among gentlewomen, that, with true feminine instinct, they either entirely distrust, or else look with downright disfavor on so -wild an Innovation and Interference with the best traditions of their sex." In Eastern countries, where women are shut up in zenanas and forbidden to walk the streets unveiled, the women themselves are often the strongest upholders of these traditional restrictions, which they have been taught to think .uJd to their dignity. The Chinese lady Is aa proud of her small feet as any American anti-suffragist is of her political die-abilities. Pundlta Ramabai tells us that the idea of education for girls Is so unpopular with the majority of Hindoo woman proposes to educate jrresMve Hindoo proposes to educate his little daughter, it is not uncom mon for the women of his family to threaten to drown themselves. All this merely shows that human nature is conservative, and that it is fully as conservative in women as in men. The persons who take a strong interest in any reform-are generally few, whether among men or women, and they are habitually regarded with disfavor by most of those whom the proposed reform is to benefit. Before the suffrage movement in England began, but when an agitation had arisen against woman's exclusion from education and the professions, and (if married) from personal and property rights, Mrs. Taylor, afterwards the wife of John 6tuart Mill, published on the Westminster Review of July, 1851, a noteworthy article, describing the lamentable position of women as regarded civil rights. Mrs. Taylor wrote; "A few words rnust bo said on one plea which In England is made much use of for igivlng an unselfish air to the upholding of selfish privileges, and which, with unreflecting people, passes for much more than It is worth. - Women, it la said, do not desire -what is called their emancipation. On the contrary, they generally disown euch claims when made In their be half, and fall with acharnement upon any one of themselves who identifies herself with the common cause. The literary class of women, especially, are ostentatious in disclaiming the desire for equality, and proclaiming their complete satisfaction with the place which society assigns them This was a place which the most extreme anti-suffragist would today regard as intolerable. .Mrs. Taylor added: "Customs hardens human beings to any kind of degredatlon: and submission 1s in e-ulcated on women from childhood as tne peculiar attraction ana grace of their character." It in a simple historical fact that tne majority or women have never rebelled, no matter how unfair the conditions on which they have been placed. James Bryce says, in "Transcaucasia and Ararat": "Nothing strikes a Westerner with more disguEt than the way he sees women treated In Mohammedan countries. It is not so much the enforced seclusion that revolts you as the tacit assumption that women are Inferior creatures altogether, unfit to be companions for man, but rather to be reckoned a link between him and the brutes and treated with little more regard than the latter. That they acquiesce 'uncomplainingly In this view, and assert their power in hidden and crooked ways, does not make th. eight Jess offensive, or the results lees mischievous." Many changes for the better have ibeen made during the last half century in the laws, written and unwrit ten .relating to women. Everybody approves of these changes now. be cause they have become accomplished facts. But not one of them would have been made to thia day If it had been necaasary to wait till the major Try or women asked for It. The change now under discussion Is to h Judged on Its merits. In the light of history, the Indifference of most women and the opposition of a few must be taken as a matter of course. It has not more rational significance now than It has had in regard to each previous atep of women's progress. NATIQNAJLBISCUIT COMPANY GRAHAM CRACKERS are baked in a way that keeps in all the nourishment that brings out the natural sweetness of the wheat and produces a most delicious flavor kept sweet and fresh in the moisture-proof package. Always look for the famous In-er-seal Trade Mark. 10c SQUIRE DIEFENDERFER DIED AT LEHIGHTON Squire A'.fved F. Dif-fenderfer. of Lehlghton, died Saturday mornins at three o'clock at the home of his ilsus-ter, Mrs. Frank Sherwood, north Second street, after an illness of several months wi'h hear; trouble and dropsy. He wr.s aged 6.1 year?, 1 month and 20 days. He M survived by one ion H. A., am' o is daughter, Mrs. Ft .irK Bhcrwod, botn of Lehigh -ion. The funeral will take place todny, at .two o'clock from his late home wit." sevi pi ut the h nu. Rev. A A. Bres3 wll ifficlate at the last pad rites and Interment will be made In the fan 11 )!' in the Lehighton i. APPOINTED CHIEF OF POLICE Richard Scott, of the Colonnade Hotel, South Bethlehem, has aocept ed a position with the Hlale Melt Electric Railway Company, of Pen Argyl, as chief of police and will en ter upon his duties on Monday, Mr. Scott is a former chief of Milton and Central Park, Rlttersville. RELIEVES PAIIJ Scientific Remedy For Rheumatism, Lumbago, Stiff Neck, Sore Muscles. Stiff Joints, Neuralgia, Headache, Mosquito Bites, stc. SHOULD BE W EVERY HOUSEHOLD From mil llrugglsle or Nerf from Agent E. FOUGERA &. CO, INC., SO Beeknran Street, New Tor,. gilQMJesjULi :tt xwetw.JgXMl UeXJW II1. 1'WWIlt Mob with una f tout Drunlat Refrigerators Sold at cost to make room for a carload of the Famous Enameled Ranges Repairing and Painting of Tin Roofs at short notice. Estimates furnished for Steam, Vapor, Vacuum and Hot Water Systems, Hot Air Furnaces, Roofing, Spouting, Galvanized Iron and Copper "Work. J. August Miller, 112 North Sixth Street. GOVERNOR SIGNS WOMEN'S LABOR BILL Appropriation to Allentown Hospital Out From 55 to 35 Thousand. TWO PITCHED FROM WAGON IN RUNAWAY In a runaway on Sixth St. between Allen and TUghman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pnruckenmlller. of Wescoesville. were thrown from the buggy In which they were riding. The -buggy over-turned and the hen- breaking away from the vehicle was caught on the aidewaflc further on by baker Harvey Hohl. Fortunately th. Injuries are light. Mn. DruckennrWUer received an Injured iand. while her husband was uninjured in the spill. The nor bolted on Alien St., between Seventh and ftfxth. and then turned North on Sixth where the Surry collided with air. Hohl'a baker wagon and overturned. Shankweiler & Lehr . . Great Bargains ! In Boys' "Norfolk Suits" : s $3.50 Norfolk $4.00 Suits $2.50 TT $5.oo Norfolk $5.50 Suits $3.75 In Fancy Cassimeres, Worsteds, Homespuns, Scotches, Etc. All Have Bloomer Pants SHERIFF STOPS FIGHT. PLT-IX-BAT. O, July 2 The box-In match between O.I Delany. of Cleveland, and KM Julian, of Svra-e-us of Ottawa county tn the eighth rounds, although neither participant .hawed nrn of hard usage. The fight was to have -ne twelve rounds, but on account of the .Trail crowd. It mas decided to cut It to eight. The tv were In th. midst of the final round wren the .herif ended the halt!-. DeJany bad a shade the better of the J V-r Shankweiler &!Lelir Store Closes 5 P. M. Open Saturday Evenings HARRISBURO. July The Pub lie Service Commission 'bill abolishing the present State Railroad Commls slon and creating in its place a Pub lie Service Commission for seve members, was approved by Governor Tener yesterday. The new commission succeeds the railroad commission a once. The commissioners will reeeiv $10,000 a year and serve ten years, the first appointments being four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten years. The commission will meet semi-monthly, Under the act the commission will have authority to regulate the public service of all railroad, trolley, gas electric, stage line, expreas, baggage transfer, pipe line, ferry, bridge, turn pike, wharf, heat, water, telegraph, telephone, refrigerating, sewage and municipal corporations and all asso ciatlons, partnerahips, firms and in divlduals in these lines. The commls slon will have authority over rates, extensions, service and other features of public utilities and may grant per mission to a utility company to pass through municipal limits to give better service without obtaining consent of municipality to be traversed. A complete system of reports Is- requir ed. Where companies submit facts abou securities the commission may make Investigation and issue a certliicate thereon, but action by the commission before Issuance is not mandatory Provision Is made for court appeal from d-ecislons of the commission and it may hold hearings any place in the State. The commission will have the At torney General as its counsel and its own attorneys, the chief to be paid $7500 per year. The Secretary is to receive $5000, investigator of accl dents $4000 and marshal $2000. In ad flition the commission will have is staff of employes. An appropriation of $400,000 is carried in the general ap propriation bill for the expenses of the commission until June 1, 1915. Appropriations for the Allentown Hospital are cut from $55,000 to 5,000. . The appropriation for St. Iuke's Hospital, South Bethlehem, was cut from $35,000 to $30,000. BiMs Signed. Governor Tener yesterday began his tank for consideration of bills left with him by the legislature by ap proving and vetoing. The most important of the bills signed was that regulating the hours and conditions of labor by women. It reduces tho legal working week from fiO to 64 hours and the legal working day from 12 to 10 hours and prohibits mployment at night in manufacturing stahlishments and all females vnder 1. It requires proper Intervals of rest between work periods, midday meal periods or 45 minutes and that no female shall be employed more than-six hours without a rest period f at least 45 minutes. The bill pro- Ides that In weeks in which a legal holiday occurs any female may be em liioyed during three days or such week for a longer period than is al lowed by the act, but none shall ermltted to work more than two ours over time during any one of such three days or more than the maximum hours per week specified. Regulations are made for dress, toi let and rest rooms and for ascertain ment of age In employment. All pros ecutions for violations are to be Instituted by the Commission of Labor and Industry or his deputy and upon a conviction the penalties are first offence from $10 to $50 fine: a subsequent offence, from $25 to $200 or by Imprisonment for not more than sixty days or both. The Governor also signed the Zenker "coal dockage-' hill, providing for payment of miners on mineral mined on weight at mouth of mine Instead of weight In the mine. The bill requires a .record to be made which Is to be the basis of pay. It contains a provlslo that the act shall not affect any existing contracts nor prevent the making of any contract between the owner or operator of any mine and the miners employed therein as to use method of recording cars mined and of deducting for reverse therein and no penalty provided by the act Is to apply to such owner or operator. The penalty for each violation Is a fine of from $50 to $100. The object of the bill la that no d Auction shall he made from pay of miners for slate or other refuse loaded with coal at workings. Reeser bill, making bounties on nox ious animals and birds as follows: Wild cat, 4; gray fox, weasel. $2 each: goshawk, great homed owl and shary skinned hawk, BO cents. Authorizing sale of State land at Soldiers' Home at. Krle. Validating ordinances not signed in ordinance book by Burgess. Providing for payment of Board of neglected children In Court care. Authorizing first class cities to make regulations for keeping of stables and handling of manure. Making slaughter house licenses In first class cities for calendar year. Permitting needs of departments In first class cities, governmets to ap point deputy to sign warrants. Veto... The Runk "clean flng.v bowl" bill. which required such table articles to be "thoroughly clean after each Indi vidual use" was vetoed by Governor Tener to-day with the remark that '"In view of the comprehensive powers for th. conservation of the public health vested in the Commissioner of Health I am of the opinion that the specific provisions of this bill are unneces fair" Other bills vetoed were: Richard, bill, making It unlawful to sell or give or deliver cocaine, herein or other dnm except on prescription. vetoed on the ground that It would prevent physician, from giving medi cine. Neely second class dty building construction1 hl'l. Rigger Mil to allow Mayor, of sec ond daft, city to run for any other office In city, vetoed because Governor think, law a salutary one. Carter bill Increasing salaries of member, of General Assembly to $-.- 000 and allowing full salary to be paid in ram of death to eMate of deceased member and to .uceeesor In unexpired term, the Governor .aying the revenue, do not Justify the inrreas. and that it would pay Mlaiie. twice. Kern Mil creating Stat, rebuilding and Insurance fund, the Governor raving he doubt, the wisdom of the plan e.peclv In view of experience of other State, and nnwee to rsk th. ruble, in public buMdlnrs. Hume, bill empowering municipali ties to eah'ish pritf and distinct a th. cam bghaaje 3, H. Wilson bill providing for guar antees for trees. Bigger bill extending to corporation! not for1 profit right to deal in stock or other corporations. . W. H. Wilson bills punishing per- oni who tamper with or take away part, of flr. alarm, and elevators, on tne ground that penalties are too vers and act too drastls. Cafrae. hill designating termini! and authorizing laying out of roadi with vingl. terminus on a publlo high way. Be r gey bill creating -commissioner of lighting In boroughs, not needed. McNlchol hill providing compensa tion for taking of water supplies by municipalities from companies, new publlo service commission can regit late the matter. Dewitt bill allowing solicitors for county treasurers in counties havl.g between 300,000 and 1,000,000 popula tion. Mills bill providing for expenses of county commissioners and poor di rectors In discharge of work. Beldelman 'bill for chattel mortgages on machinery, "pieceemal extension' of existing act. Sproul bill exempting from In herltance taxes bequests to charitable institutions, not Justified by State revenue sitaution. Hunter bill relative to convicts es caplng from penitentiary. SICKNESS MO SUCCESS. Maeanlay Premier Enoll.h Essayist Edward Gibbon, author of "The De cline and Fall of the Roman Empire," was the son of a small consumptive. onri nniv for the extreme oare of Catherine Powers, his mother's sis ter. he would have died in infancy. He was so weak and ipuny as a child t.Ha.t he could not be taken out of doors, and he became a chronic in valid. He was born April 27, 137, at Putney, county or surrey, ungg-land. in an unhealthy neighborhood, which contributed to the general ill ness of the family. Gibbon's father was In fairly com forfnhle circumstances, and was for several years in Parliament, as an op ponent of Walpole, but he was seldom in his seat owing to his lung troubles. Edward was sent to Westminster school, but too frail to stand the wear and tear of school life, he was brought home and cared for in the nursery, his aunt teacning mm. tie entered Magdala College, Oxford, but here too the routine of the place proved too much for his frail body and he had' to be withdrawn. Too sick even to take exercise he spent most of his time reading, especially history, growing very fond of Bossuet's controversial writings, he astonished his family by the declaration of his In tention to be come a Catholic. As his parents were of the stern school of Calvinism, the sldk boyw sa promptly hurried off to a CalvHnistic school at Lausanne, in Switzerland, with nstructions to turn his mind from hings Catholic, by ridiculing Rom anism. He was successfully turned against whatever savored of Catho licity and this antagonism manifested itself in his writing later In life. He remained at Lausanne for five years, carrying out an extended cause of historical reading. Here he fell in love with Miss Curchod, daughter of Swiss parstor in whose veins was flowing the red tide of bounding health, and Gibbon was not one to arouse passion in such a maiden. He was schemlc, slow, morbid, with a ghastly pallor In his face .accentual. ed by long black hair and black-lustre eyes. He was stoop-shouldered and when he walked he Ruffled along as his feet ivere glued to the ground nd he was trying to drag them long- Miss Curchod's lack of sym pathy preyed on his sensitive nature nd added to his natural gloom. He returned to his ''father's house. still suffering. In 1763 he went to Rome, where he first conceived the Idea of the great work which was to Immortalize hi name. Musing mong the ruins of Rome, "while the barefooted friars were singing ves- ers In the Tpmple of .TnpiiT," the hougl.t came to him to write "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Em pire." He did not begin his task owever until 1770 when the death of his father left him his own maa- er. In 1776 appeared the first olume, the first chapters of which e wrote eighteen times. Hume and Robertson, historians. praised it ighly. Its success was Instantane ous. The Becond and third volumes pepared In 1781, delay due to his aving been called upon by the British ministry to answer a manifesto which Khe French Court had issued against Great Britain preparatory to war. He was elected to Parliament, but owing to his wretched health, and partly because his mind was set on his iherculean task of writing the history of old Rome, he took little Inter est In politics. In 178$ he gave up politics and retired to Lfausanna, where In three yeas, he completed th. three remaining volumes of hi. history which were published togwther In 1788 on the fifty-first anniversary of i the author's birthday. During ail the eighteen years he was engaged in this work, he had splittthg headaches. fainting spells, snd spitting of blood, with great difficulty In breathing, owing to the congested state of his bronlchial tubes, from which no physician could relieve him. At times he would be gasping for want of breath, and would appear as though on th. point of dissolution, but he would rally and sit down to his task. Towards the end h. was so weak and emaciated, that he could not tske a walk. He died In hi. fifty-seventh year, show ng remaraaDi. stoicism to pain up to th. last. The universal acknowledgetusot of the learned world accords to Gibbon th. highest rank. Th. splendid lit erary power, the all-compresen.iv. rr.sp, accurst. learning and .lately eloquenc. made hi. wor Immortal. In .pit. of hi. ill-oncealed Volt aria n sneer, at revealed religion. Cardinal Tvewman ear. no cnurcn history so adequate ha. been written. REP. PALMER FLARES BACK AT ACCUSERS Strongly Denies That Effort is Being Made to Organize .Boss System. TWO DIE AS RISULT Or ELECTRIC SHOCK The deaths of Donald Keenev and Chrtatoph.r Qustin. during an Initia tion Into th. Ixyal order of Mook in Birmingham. A la, Friday night will prohahly result In formal action being taken ageint the lodge during a noeting of the .uptime council In Cincinnati thi. week. The two men. candidate for mm- bereh'p in the order were being Initi ated. Part of th. initiation con sir ted according to the report. 4' riving th. men an electri .bock. In some manner th. men were tvth aven too revere . eh-k and thev became on- ct.nsciouj ard d.ed sh.:tly a-'UrwarA At Its meeting In Harrishurg Wed nesday laat the Democratic State committee adopted these resolutions Text of Resolutions. "To the people of the Stat, of Penn sylvania: Th. enactment of a State-wld. primary law has c-nferred new re sponsibilities upon th. Democratic State Committee, State conventions have been aohllshed and the committee has become the mouthpiece of th. party. At Its first meeting slcn. this Important function has been cast on It, the committee desires to present to the people of Pennsylvania a brief statement of the claims of the Demo cratic party for their support. Past conduct is the best augury of future performances, and the history of th. past year frun'shes more than ad,e uate grounds for the belief that th Democratic party is entitled to the public confidence. "The Pennsylvania Democracy was ont mistaken In the determined and succeasful advocacy of the nomination of Woodrow Wilson. His inaugura- toin and the meeting of the first Democratic Congress in years was prompt ly followed by the ltnroduction of the TJndrewood Tariff Bill, and its passage by the House of Representatives. There. 1s every promise of its speedy adoption by the Senate, and the coun try will soon be enjoying the advantages of a tariff measure that will lighten the burdens of the cosnumer and increase the opportunities vif the manufacturer. Constructive Legislation, It is an example of constructive legislation, absolutely Indicative of the spirit with which the party will approach other problems. Our dele gation in Congress has taken no small part in furthering the adoption of the Underwood bill and every inhabitant of the State, Democrat or Republican. is proud that Pennsylvania has taken in national affairs a leadership based, not on Intrigue and extra party alliances, but on capacity and character. The party can well afford to disown any one who, misled by fancied advantage and self Interest, has repudiated Democratic pledges and convictions. 'The meeting of the State Legisla ture in January, 1913, was Iookwl for with hope. That the hope has been disappointed and the actuafperform- ances lamentably short of the prom ise, was due to an alliance between Republicans, so-called Progressives, and men, calling themselves Demo crats, who were representatives of the old bi-partisan machine. The real Democrats In th. Legislature, undeterred by their being a minority, la bored cease'esslj' through the presentation of original bills, and through amendments, to procure the leg!sla tion to which they were pledged In the Democratic State platform. What measure of success was attained, was due to their untiring efforts and conscientious performance of their duty. Their conduct Is proof that only through complete Democratic success, in the State, can the people accomplish their desires. "Happy in the record made In State and nation, we commend the actions of our Representatives, in whatever capacity, and confidently ask for the continued and Increasing support of the inhabitants of the Commonwealth." Mr. Palmer's Speech. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the Democratic State Central Committee and my fellow Democrats of Pennsylvania, I thank you for the cordiality of your greeting, which warms the corpuscles of my heart. I have not come here to make any speech, having felt that the only purpose of my visit to Harrishurg at this time must be the mingling with the representa tives of the rejuvenat. 1 Democracy of Pennsylvania, which would make it possible for me, as one of your instruments in the work, to be of greater service to you in the future than I have been in the past, but I am glad to accept the opportunity" which your call gives me, to say a word or two to this really magnificent representation of the Pe-.nsylvanla De-.iocracy. "I think I ought not to go any further before I voice the regret which I think is within the minds of every man present here to-day, at the fact that there being called to places of higher service to their p.-ty and their country has deprived us In the Stat, of Pennsylvania and the organization of our party, of the valuable services of those two great Democrats who have done so much to rejuvenate and reorganize the party 1 d start it upon Its tu re destiny and aim, a. George W. Guthri as chairman and James Blakslee as secretary. "They have been called to higher places in the service of their country, not because of the work which they have done for the party in this Stat., but because that work gives the post rive assurance that their service to their country will rebound to their own credit, and to th. everlasting honor of our great Republic. Commends Choice of Morris. "I want also to congratulate you upon the wisdom of your choice in the selection of the successor to Mr. Guthrie. T look upon the selection of Mr. Morris as chairman of this com mittee as a sure sign of prosperity, success and harmony for the Democratic party In Pennsylvania. I am particularly glad that he is a typical representative of the young progress ive Democracy of the. exeat city of Philadelphia, which ha. nearly one sixth of the Democratic vote of our State. Several gentlemen have refer, red to h. routh. but h. Isn't eo mtng H. was only in hi. swaddling -Mhe. when I wa. born, and I feel pretty old. and If he I. young I am elad of It. for to-day. with mr eyes upon the future. hoping and wishing for that success In Pennsylvan'. which ha. come in ns onlv upon rare occasion., my mind revert, tn the past, .nd I take eonso latton and hope from the fact that In the day. when the De mocracv .wept the State from Phil adelphia to I.ak Erie. It w led by a young man with a party organized hy young men. "In 1852 Robert E. Paulson wa. elected Governor of Pennsylvania. when he wa. only thirty-two year. of ae. .nd the chairman of the St.te Central Committee, which did th. work that landed him In tho gubernatorial wa. even younger than he wa., nd .econd time, .fter a lapse of fonr yen re. be w.. called to the Governor, chair of thi. t.te. when he wa. only fort v year, of age The neooV of Pennsvt v. ni. believe In the virile frtrenath and energy of the youth of thi. great Keystone Et.t. CktayMt Horn Fumlahcra In America CAMETS HALF PRICE AND LESS Some Slightly Used Some Discontinued Patterns Some Cut Rolls Bru...l Maje Lajd) Uned Aar a Velvets I You can buy them and pay gradually : : : A Little at a Time Come in and See Them Gately & Fitzgerald 806 HAMILTON ST. I NEW YORK SUNDAY EXCURSION 1 5 O Round Trip.... AUGUST 3d jLelnigln Galley TICKETS GOOD ON SPECIAL TRAIN, DATE OF SALE ONLY SPECIAL TRAIN LEAVES Allentown - - - 6:59 A. M. Gordon Street - - - 6:54 A.M. j West 23rd St. 9.50 P.M. ( Liberty St. 10.00 P. M. SEE TICKET AGENTS. Returning Leave New York and I am glad to know that our party will be officered in this coming cam paign by young men who have their faces to the front, and their tyet) upon the past in the same spirit as men who have grown later in life, and as it Is my wish and hope, as I know It is yours. That past differences In our party may he forgotten in th. com con cause which the future calls us to, I am glad to know that men who have evinced th. spirit as voiced by Mr. Morri. will be in a position to make those words good in the future. Intim.t. Confidence. I want to say Just a few things of a rather intimate nature as one Demo crat to other Democrats, which I nm sure you will take In the proper spirit. We are, as a party, in the flood tide of the popular confidence. There was an administration in the history of the Republic which, after only five month. of service to th. people, had such widespread confidence on th. part of the prat of th people of th. land a. has the administration of President Woodrow Wilson to-day. He snd the men who have been associated with him In the government's affairs at Washington have demonstrated to the. American people the sincerity and honesty of purpose of the I.mocra tic nartv in th. faithful redemption of every pledge and promts, which the party has mad. to th. people. We have passed through th. House, and will soon pass through th. Senate, a tariff bill which wl'l b. an act and perfect redemption of the party's promise In relation to tariff taxation. And it ought to b a matter of particular interest to us to-dsy that w. are about also at Washington to make good the promise of the present President, first m.d. to the country npon an occselon which was horn In this very" hall when hte President, then the Governor of New Jeriey, at the first meeting of th. State Federation of Democratic Clubs, announced to the people of th. Stat., and to th. people of the country, that one of the rhief purposes of the Democratic party, if entrusted with power, would be to enact legislation which would perma-netlny and effectively break the grip of the money trusts of this country. It was th. great Harrishurg speech, quoted In thi. country from .ea to sea.' mad. In yonder rhe.tmit street Theatre by Governor Wilson, that en- Hated In hi. support the vast body of people all over th. country, who finally mad. hi. nomination and election poaaible. Mors than any other on. thing that h. wild, .nd I honor him . rnu mtiet honor him. because t the vere flret oonortunltr when he h.. one Into the executive chair, he in sists, are. he demands In the name of the great party for which be speak. that the promt", which he m.d. then sha'l be redeemed. new currency and banking leai.l.rton sh.ll be adopt ed which will relieve th. people from condition, nnder which they have been made to suffer for a generation. Carry Out PloSmo. At our last meeting of the St.t. Committee we went npon iwnrn. ehnwlng eair Intention by practical and etfectre. mean, to carry out th. pledge, which our party had mad. In Pennsylvania, the Democracy of Pennsylvania were largely, aye. mora than ny oher factor, re.pon.ibl. for our prenent adnrlnimration. we relieve" 't wa. Seremrr and vrt.l In order to maintain the confidence or our party, not .Km. of in. peopi. in our party, not only In the pU.t. hut In th. nation, a. well, that tn. Iemoc- racy of this th. chief pn.or and .H he stand, for. should exhibit to the country a faithful adherence to the pledges of I he party which would clo-ie the mouth of the critics everywhere, and we appointed a committee to prepare legislation in conjunction with members of tile State Houae of Representatives and Senate, which should he adopted hy the legislature as a redemption of the Democratic party's pledge. I say to you right now, if the so-called Progressive party in this State had been willing to join hands with the Progressive Democracy of Pennsylvania in yonder legislature during the past winter, we could have reliev7 ed the people of Pennsylvania from the ills with which every man of us knows she li atnfrei. Tt wa no the Democratic failure. If the recommendations of that Democratic committee, in reference to the Public Utilities legislation, had been adopted by the committee which prepared the bill, and by the legislature, if the representatives of the so-called Progressive paxty and th. Republican party had not met in one of the old-fashioned by-partisan deals to prepare that legislation, if they had not refused to consider the sugges tions which we made to them. It would not be true to-day, as It is, that every railroad president in Pennsylvania is laughing In his sleeve at the Publics Utilities legislation, legislation which in many of its features was secured by the lobby maintained by the great corporate interests of this State at Harrishurg. Good Roads. And another thing, a matter which comes closely home to the men uopn the farm, to the cltlsen back in th. rountry districts of Pennsylvania, if that legislature and the Governor elected by a minority of the people of Pennsylvania had listened to the sug gestion of the Democratic party and had accepted on behalf of the Stater of Pennsylvania, the appropriation of two hundred thousands of dollars which was offered by the federal government to be used in connection with tste fund, for the building of Stat. highways for the people. 1f they bad not turned down that proposition of aid from th. federal government In th. mschlne-controlled Senate of Pennsylvania at the behest of th. Governor, merely because under th. federal law the control of Ihe . oad Inr must remain In the hands of an honest department located at Wash ington. If they bad not done that, there would have been demont.rated tn th. abaolute satisfaction of.the people of this State by the economy with which .uch roads would have been built, that thi. public highway building In the State of Pensnylv.nia is not In the Interest of the people of tbe State who demand better hlehwave. but of a few contractor., who .re arrowing Immensely rich . th. public", expense. The peopl. have been watching this Ierislarnre: they have been watching this new party which ha. been so lonnd In It. protestations of reform and administration. nd I could go on on this entire afternoon through nd detail to you how they have by their machination, fooled the people of the State of Penn.-vlv.nia to some extent, hut Cannot fool them forever. ! did not .tart out tn make that kind of a .peech. I wa. going to r a personal. Intimate .oft of a word to mv fellow rtemocrats of Pennsylvania. and before I forget. I m going t. .ay It- I have referred to these thing, .imply .fwne of the piece, of evidence which .how that tbe Democrat!- party In the State and n.tlon I. t- tContlnued on Pag. t)

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