The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 02, 1910, Image 6

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Republican Nominee Popular
WitD Worklngmen,
Former President of Amalgamated
Iron and Steel Workers Tells of In
terest of Candldato In Wageearnera.
Special Correspondence
Pittsburg, Aug. 30.
Although the gubernatorial cam
paign In Pennsylvania has hardly got
ten well under way, one fact has been
demonstrated, and that is that John
Klnlcy Toner, the Republican nominee
(or governor, Is going to be one of tho
most popular candidates with the
worklngmen that ever ran on a state
This is not surprising to those fa
miliar with his record and who Imvo
followed his course both in private
and public life.
His whole history Is that of a man
who has worked hard himself and
who is in full sympathy with labor
by reason of his associations with the
wage earners from his boyhood days.
Any one who, like Mr. Tener, had to
begin at tho very bottom of life's lad
der and depend upon his own energy
and resources to win success can ap
preciate his concern fot the welfare
of his fellow men. especially those who
make up the great Industrial army of
this state and nation
"From Mill Boy to Governor."
"From Mill Boy to Governor" Is a
slogan already heard among the en
thusiastic admirers of a former worker
in one of the great steel plants of
western Pennsylvania, and aB the can
vass shall progress and the great body
of the voters shall become more Inti
mately acquainted with the career and
the policies of the Republican nomi
nee for governor, It Is predlctea that
'he will grow In popularity nnd
Btrength with the inevitable result
an overwhelming victory at the poll
on Nov. 8.
An Idea of the enthusiasm with
which the nomination of Mr. Tener Is
being received and oi the reasons for
the interest shown in his candidacy
by representatives of nretnlffri Inl-or
may bo had from a chot with M. M.
Garland, a former president of the
Amalgamated Iron and Steel Workers,
who has known Mr. Tenor for many
Appreciation ot Co-worker.
"John K. Tener Is essentially a self
made man," said Mr. Garland. "Ho has
over been Interested In tho cause ot
the worklngman, and today classos
among his very best friends men who
have been and are high In the ranks
of labor organizations.
"Tenor's first occupation was as an
errand boy and then as assistant ship
ping clerk at the mill of Lowls, Oliver
& Phillips, South Sldo, Pittsburg. Ho
was then advanced to pay roll clerk.
His associates wero tho men of the
mills, and It was while ho was em
ployed at tho plant of tho Olivers. tu
South Tenth street he formed very
close friendships with Miles P. Hum
phreys, who had Just retired as presl
dent of the Amalgamated Iron and
8teel Workers, then In charge of tho
puddling nnd muck Iron departments;
the late William Welhe, then a pud
dlor; "Jock" Davis, a well known boss
roller, and others who wero high lu
labor circles.
Once Ran a Locomotlvo.
"Tener strnnt most ot his spare time
In the mills and mill yards, and as a
result ho obtained a thorough knowl
edge of tho practical end ot tho busl
ness. He 60on mastered locomotive
engineering and was often found on
tho engines in and about the planl '
and when a regular engineer was oft
duty on nccount of sickness ho would
toko his place for weokjit a time.
"When Toner left tho Industrial
field to tako up base ball he was a
firm believer In organization, and dur
ing the closing months of 1889 he
with several other base ball plavers,
Joined In a movement which resulted
in the Brotherhood of Base Ball Play
ers, and whlfh had for Its object tho
betterment of tho conditions then Im
posed upon tho players, and the extent
of this move has had its effect ever
"Tener became a resident of Char
lerol at its inception, and is known to
nearly every man. woman and child In
that town, and as the men pass by
they address him as 'John,' and he In
turn salutes them as 'Hello Bill.' or
'How are you. Samt" as the case
may be
As a Friend of Labor.
"For several yeirs he was engaged
In the glass business at Buckhi--m.
West Virginia, where only union ien
were employed, and In all business In
which he has been engaged or has
had a controlling Interest, the very
highest wages have been paid. At the
beginning of tho st-Ike at the Mac-beth-Eyanaj?lap,i
.factorv.nt r'larleroi.
tho men appealed to Tener, and ho
was Instrumental In securing a con
ference between representatives of tho
workmen and their employers. Ho
was again called upon during a strike
at tho works of tho Charlerol Coal
company to Intercode In bohalf of the
minors, and In this he was successful
In assisting In an agreement satisfac
tory to both sides nnd winning the
pralsa of tba wage earners.
"Toner was sont to congross witt
tho unanimous endorsement of the la
bor organizations In tho Twenty-fourth
district ho having doclarod for an
eight-hour law. At tho second session
of the Sixty-first congress ho intro
duced a resolution calling for an in
vestigation of labor conditions In the
mills and factories In wostern Ponn
sylvnnla, which went to tho commit
too on rules, which body. s orery one
knows, was 6oon after the center of
bitter fight, resulting n the delay of
this and other creditable proposod
legislation. Ho Is I firm believer In
arbitration, as his close trlcnd3 well
"Tenor's political enemies have un
successfully endcavoted to make po
litical capital aui jf tho story that
when the Hughe; Inlunctlon amend
ment was before ih house of repre
sentatives he waf recorded as 'not
voting,' but thej (ailed to add that at
that time he wat paired with Repre
sentative Taylor Democrat, of Ala
bama, who was absent from Wash
ington, as will be shown on page 9224
of the Congressional Record, and It
would have been the height of dls
courtosy and dishonesty to have acted
"While Tenor has been liberal to
all local charities his uame has al
ways been found among the contribu
tors to the fund? for the widows and
children of the unfortunate men killed
lb the mines nnd factories, and moro
than one borne has been brightened as
the result of his generosity.
"1 predict his election by ono of tho
largest majorities ever given a candi
date for governor in Pennsylvania."
A Boomerang.
"Call that art!" exclaimed a. would
bo critic, pointing to a painting In a
studio. "If that daub is a work of art,
then I'm an idiot!"
"The latter pnrt of your statement,"
rejoined the nrtlst calmly, "would seem
to furnish concluslvo proof that It Is a
work of art"
She John Is n very considerate sort
of fellow. Isn't he? He (tho rival)
Oh, yes, very! He has that keen tact
nnd loving sympathy which a chauf
feur displays toward a helples9 crip
Die. Life.
Colonel Roosevelt Criticises
Supreme Court Decisions.
After Exploding In Colorado Capital
Former President Start on Hit
Journey Into Kansas Important
Speech Tomorrow.
Denver, Aug. 30. Colonel Roosevelt
while hero did moro smashing than he
has done sinco ho wns president.
Before tho stnto legislature, con
vened lu special session, ho criticised
two decisions handed down by tho su
preme court of tho United Stntes.
Colorado legislators who have been
fighting their own battles with Gov
crnor Slmfroth out hero listened to the
colonel with Interest. Ho nsked them
to be progressive, because, he declared
a grunt democracy must be progres
sive or else full. It wns In the eliuin
bar of the house that Colonel Roosevelt
shouted that he wns agnlust the muck
rakers, who nccusod n man unjustly,
nnd thnt ho will go the limit in con
demning tho writers of the public
press who tell untruths nbout polltlcnl
nnd social conditions. The only mnn
more noxious than tho corrupt public
olllclnl, nccordlng to the colonel, Is the
corrupt newspaper nnd ningnzlne writ
er. The criticism of tho supreme cotirl
did not utterly nstouud tho legislntor.
nnd the thousand citizens who Jninmec
the house, but It did rather surprise
them at this time. Tho Knight sugnt
enso served Colonel Roosevelt ns nu
cxnmple of tho decision on n hlghlj
technical legal subtlety "which ren
dered exceedingly dltllcult for the na
tion effectively to control tho use ol
mnsses of corporate cnpltal In Inter
state business." He declared thnt It
rendered it exceedingly dilllcult for tin
people to devise nny method of con
trolling nnd regulating the business
use of great capital in interstate com
The New York bakeshop ense was
the other matter cited whereby the
supremo court made the action of the
governor nnd legislature of New York
I unconstitutional. They used tho negn
j Uvo power of not permitting the abuse
to bo remedied, the colonel stated, lest
men be deprived of their "liberty."
No Pure Water.
Owing to the extremely solvent pow
ers, pure water Is never found in na
ture, the nearest appruach being found
In rainwater, which, as It Is foimed in
tho upper regions of tho atmosphere,
Is the purest that nnture supplies, but
In descending It brings with It what
ever Impurities nre floating near the
surface, which In the neighborhood of
cities nre always numerous; hence per
fectly puro water is hardly to bo found,
even the artificially distilled being only
approximately so.
Long In Consideration.
Tho prospect of tho Capo Cod Ca
nal now undor construction antedates
the revolutionary war.
Of No Value.
Cowards do not count In battlo;
they aro there, but not In It Euripides.
Chlgger Has Multiplied.
Sinco its introduction from Amer
ica tho chlgger has sproad far and
wide along tho woat coaBt of Africa
and Is now a greatly dreaded pest
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