31 OCTOBER 1908, Page 2

Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan, the rival candidates in the

American Presidential Election, are performing prodigies of physical endurance. The New York correspondent of the Times describes a specimen day in which Mr. Bryan begins speaking at 3 a.m. one morning to night-workers and does not end till 12.15 a.m. on the following day. He makes "whirlwind" journeys in a motor-car from one point to another, and is in a "dazed condition." Altogether, he gets as many as twenty speeches into one day. Both candidates suffer acutely from exhaustion, and their speeches have suffered in manner and matter. The correspondent compares this contest in endurance to the last stage of the Marathon race.