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THE OITIZRN, KltlDAV, SIJIT. 10, 1010.
HOW J. K. TENER
Pen Picture of Nominee For
Governor by an Independent.
NEIGHBORS STRONG FOR HIM
Those Who Know Him Best Are Most
Enthusiastic In Support of His Can
didacy. A chnractor study of John Klnloy
Toner, anil a pen picture of scenes In
the little town of Charlerol upon tho
occasion of tho rocont demonstration
thoro In honor of tho Republican nom
lneo for governor, given by John
O'Donnell, editor of tho Unlontown
Morning Herald, after witnessing tho
ovations, will Interest the voters in all
sections of tho commonwealth.
Mr. O'Donnell, who for moro than
twonty yoara was on the editorial staff
of the Pittsburg Dispatch, nnd who Is
recognized as ono of tho most Inde
pendent and versatile) journalists In
Pennsylvania, told In his own paper
what ho saw and heard In Charlerol.
This Is what ho wroto over his sig
nature, "J. O'D.":
"Tho late James S. McKenn, better
known as 'Jim,' was a politician, bank
Usr and builder. Ho served a torm as
postmaster In Pittsburg. He was one
of the nien who placed the big Union
Trust company, now prosperous and
powerful, on tho road to success. He
was also ono of tho men who made tho
town of Charlerol possible, and Its
main street has been named In his
honor. Had there been no McKean,
there would probably have been no
Charlerol now, and' no candidate for
governor of Pennsylvania by the name
of John Klnloy Toner. And I bollevo
I know Jim McKean.
"There are seven boys in the Tener
family, I think, and they all look alike.
They aro tail, orcct, clear-oyed, clear
skinned and cleanlimbed, with features
which denote great keenness of mind
and profiles that are Glbsonosquo.
Wallace Tener, one of theso boys, sat
for a moment or two on the balcony
of 'the Coyle theater, In Charlerol, on
Saturday night, and watched the thou
sands of toilers from the great Mo
nongahola valley, with Toner banners
aloft, march by to tho steady tread of
martial music. Noting the slzo. the
enthusiasm nnd tho charnctor of the
pagoant, with tho kconnoss of percep
tion peculiar to tho Tenor family, he
also noted tho spontaneity and sin
corlty of tho demonstration. And as
ho ronllzed that It was all In his broth,
or's honor, that It was a trlbuto to his
worth as n man and an ovidonco of
thp affoctlon In which ho Is hold by
tho thousands who know him, a tear
dlmmod his oyo and ho quietly aroso
aB a mark of rovorcnt acknowledg
ment. "Just then some ono happened to
mako a remark befitting tho occasion
and Walter Tenor broko tho sllcnco of
tho moment. 'Awny back Bevornl years
ago,' said ho, 'whon tho Brotherhood
base ball movomcnt went up tho spout
nnd John was out of work, tho tender
of a position in tho bank down here
Camo to him. I did not want him to
tako It; nono of us did. Wo told hlra
something would turn up soon, but he
said no; ho would wrlto out his ac
ceptance that evening; ho could not
bear to bo Idle another day ho had
been out of work two wcoks.
'That was all Wallace Tener said,
but tho Infcrenco was obvious. At that
tlmo Charlerol was a village hnndl
enppod by tho lack of opportunities
characteristic of ovory small town,
and tho Tonor. boys feared that John
K. would bury himself.
"Yot today, at tho age of forty-seven,
still In his youth nnd at tho holght ol
his vigor, John K. Tenor has achieved
success far and above tho most hope
ful dreams of himself and his broth
ers. Ho Is a lending banker of the
Monongahela vnlley nnd tho financial
pivot upon which revolvo all, or nearly
all, of the bridge, street railroad and
other Important Intorests of his sec
tion. He h-s made his fortune. Ho has
held the highest olllco In the grand
and noblo order of Elks. Ho has made
his mark In tho halls of congress, nnd
now tho Republicans of the state havo
mado him tholr candidate for gov
ernor. So much for the accident of
selection and his choice of Chnrloroi.
"With a friend of mino I took a
walk along tho principal streets of
Charlerol Saturday afternoon, for 1
wanted to look over tho place that
made posslblo tho development ol
John K. Tener. We passed stately
buslnoss blocks, fine hotels, imposing
banks, splendid residences and the
hundreds of homes of working men,
noat, attractive, woll kept homes.
Whllo all were tastefully decorated
thoro was yet another evidence of the
deep esteom in which Tener is held
by his friends nnd neighbors. In the
windows of little parlors, In the fes
toons on tho modest porches, in what
ever conspicuous places were avail
able, could be seen tho pictures of the
cnndldate. Regardless of racial, reli
gious or political predilections the
homos of tho peoplo boro thlB bit ol
testimony to tho doop rogard for hlra
who Is known nnd loved by ovory man,
womnn nnd child thoro. Horo and there
an apronod matron, Industrious daugh
tor or some othor tnombor of the
housohold was ongngod In displaying
tho lithograph, thus showing that
John K. Tonor has a plnco in th
homos as woll as tho hearts of all the
pooplo of this town. It Is a pity wo
mon havon't tho right to vote.
Has an Ideal Wife.
"And what was truo of Charlerol
vns also truo of tho whole valloy.
Monosscn, Just ovor tho river, con
tributed tho lnrgcst quota. Qcorgo
Nash sent 2500 men across tho brldgo
with tho bands playing, banners fly
ing nnd every mothor's son shouting
for Tenor and Charlerol. Donora did
tho samo, and so did Monongaholn,
and California, nnd Dollo Vernon, and
Kayctto C!ty, for tho valloy from
Urownsvlllo to McKcosport is solid for
John K. Of all tho happy hearts In
Charlerol Saturday night nono woro
happlor than thoso of Mr. and Mrs.
Toner. Cultured, charming, witty and
sonslble, Mrs. Tenor Is fitted to be
come tho Ideal mistress of any execu
tive mansion. A born politician and
tactician, she Is perfectly nt homo In
every gathering, her gracious porson
nllty radiating choor and good will In
"Saturday's demonstration would
prove an Object lesson to many an
other town. Charlerol knows neither
political factions, nationalities nor re
ligions. Us cnthusalsm and sympathies
aro novor divided when It comes to
consorving Its reputation. The unanim
ity with which tho rich and tho poor,
tho master and tho man, tho merchant
and his clerk went about tho work of
making tho day a success was sub
llmo. Mon who In business Hfo do lit
tle but give orders took them readily
from men who usually recelvo them.
When it camo to pushing there was a
place for every shoulder, and every
shouldor was In Its place.
"Let no man think for a moment
that John K. Tener Is any man's man.
Ho may lack tho spread-eagleism and
the voclferousness characteristic of
tho avorago politician; he does not
speak in measured periods; he does
not gesticulate; he does not furnish
funny stories Instead of facts. On tho
contrary, ho takes his candidacy seri
ously. He knows full well tho weight
of Its responsibility. In a word, his
utmost aim is to mako good. Wh!e he
knows thousands and calls them all
by their first names, ho makes no pre
tensions to boing considered a 'hall
fellow - well mot.' His handshake In
firm, yot without the hypocrisy of
folgned heartlnesB. Ho has a clear
oyo nnd a direct look' nnd n bearing
which Booms to say :'I kno.w whnt my
duty is nnd I will perform It; can I
expect tho samo from you 7
"Educatod In tho common schools,
endowod by his ancestry with an ac
tive mind nnd a healthy body, ho early
sought his pastlmo on tho baso ball
lots. As a pltchor on tho Chicago toam
ho was thoroughly drilled In disci
pline Ho knows what it Is to stand
on tho firing line, taunted by tho Jeers
or spurred by tho ohoors of thousnnds,
his temper nlways cool aond his nervo
novor shakon. From this stern school
ho drifted Into tho realm of business,
cnrrylng with him tho samo Judgment
nnd decision which made hi" victor
on tho Hold. Now. as a cane .ua for
tho hlghost olllco In tho gift of tho
millions of tho stato, and during tho
stross of hot campaign, ho can bo'
dopended upon to maintain the samo
polso that mado him a winner In busl
noss nnd nthlotlcs. Ho Is not a man
to shy nt the cars.
Known How to Say "No."
"Subserviency Is not n weakness of
John K. Tonor. Thoro Is too much
Irish In his inakoup for us to expect,
or his political enemies to hop.1 that
he will bend tho pregnant kneo at tho
holiest of any man or sot of men.
Though modest of dpmonnor, ho Is
! nevertheless fearless and Independent.
His llfo Is clean, his record nbovo ro- j
proach. Ho acknowledges no conditions i
which aro dishonorable; ho bows to
no power but tho will of tho pooplo,
Tho asset which he prizes most highly
is neither that of wealth, family nor
social position it Is tho lovo, tho es
teem, tho friendship, tho regard of tho
men nnd womon who havo known him
long enough to rcallzo that boyond per.
ndvonture his 'yes' Is 'yes;' that his
'no' Is 'no;' thut his word Is as good
as his bond; that ho novor either by
word or action injured his noighbor In
his life; that his ono great aim has
been to brighten the lives and Im
prove tho conditions of tho people of
his town and community.
"Wore John Klnloy Tonor to believe
that tho governorship of Pennsylvania
meant his departuro In any one par
ticular from the principles which havo
won for him his splendid standing In
Charlerol and throughout tho Monon
gahela vnlley, whoro ho Is known bet
ter than ho Is anywhere else, I miss
my guess If ho would not stretch him
solf to his full six feet flvo Inches or
thereabouts and tell tho mon who pro
posed It, no matter how exalted tholr
political or buslnoss position, to go to
blazes and tako tho governorship with
Taking a Chance.
Tho mistress was giving Harriet the
benefit of her advlco and counsel
touching n momentous step tho latter
"Of courso, Harriet," said tho lady
of tho house, "if you Intend to get
married that's your own business, but
you mustn't forgot that marriage Is n
very serious matter."
"Yia. mum," said Harriet; "yls,
mum, I know 'tis sometimes, mum.
nut, mum, mnybo I'll havo bettor luck
than you did, mum." Brooklyn Life.
Killing the Qoosa Aoaln.
Tho old family physician being
away on a much needed vacation, his
practlco was Intrusted to his son, a
rocont medical graduate. When tho
old man roturnod tho youngstor told
him, among othor things, that ho had
cured Miss Forguson, nn aged and
wealthy spinster, of her chronic ln
dlg03tlou. "My boy," said tho old doctor, "I'm
proud of you; but Mies Ferguson's
Indigestion Is whnt put you through
college" Everybody's Magazine.
Children think not of tho past nor or
whnt la to coma, but enjoy tho present
time, which fow of us do-Ln Bru-yore.
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