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WASHINGTON. D. C, WEDNJSDA, MABCH 6. 1912.
ONE CENT- '
OF P. 0. OFFIGIRLS
L"alr Leader Bitter in Da
4 nouncing Department Be
fore Ciric Federation.
PEACE GETS RUDE JOLT
Xepresentative Hoyd Grills Gen.
Stewart, Hitchcock's Assistant,
"When He Defends Actions.
The dove of peace was given a rude jolt
as the first day's session of the National
Civic Federation drew to a close yes
terday. Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, threw the
neetlne at the Pan-American Bureau
building Into an uproar by scoring the
toffice Department with withering
'cctive regarding the executive order
uhlci prohibits employes from petition
ing Congress. Ho was bitter In his de
nunciation. Second Assistant Postmaster General
Stewart hastened to the defense of his
department, but was almost swept off
ihe platform by the crors-examinaUon to
which he was subjected by Representa
tive Lloyd, of Missouri, whoso speech
earlierln the day had also been a drastic
attack upon the Post-office Department.
"I think both Mr. Gompers and Repre
sentative Lloyd are laboring under a.
misunderstanding-." said the Second As
tistant Postmaster General.
Representative Lloyd was on his feet
In an instant.
"There is no misunderstanding-."- he
shouted. "I know what the executive
order is, and I know how the employes
of the post-office Department record it.
That Is enough."
Mr. Stewart then affirmed his belief
that the executive order did not prohibit
postal emploes from communicating
with their Congressmen: that It did not
prohibit them .from discussing with them
any subject except that of Increased re
muneration, and that. In grneraL It was
not an infringement of the liberties of
Representative Lloyd then interrupted
the speaker to relate a story.
Rural Carrier Fired.
There Is a rural letter carrier In my
district who wrote a letter to mo regard
ing his perianal affairs, lie knew that
the law1 required him to jy-all, debts
contracted vMto he-remained In the gorv
rrntnent .molor. lie wanted to know
whether he would be eompeUed'to pay;
debts contracted before he entered the
eervioe. That was all there was to his
communication and interrogated him I
about It. He admitted the communica
tion, and a few days later he was fired'
from the service. How do you account
for that. "Mr. Postmaster General?"
Mr. Stewart. In reply, stated that he
had never heard of such a case, and
wanted to know Whether the carrier bad
not been discharged because of his re
fusal to pay debts.
The debate developed such a heated
and perfervid atmosphere that the chair
man of the day. Seth Cow, broke in and
asked that the Crossfire of debate; be dis
continued. President Gompers made a brief reply
to Second Assistant Postmaster General
Stewart. In which he said that the ex
ecutive order forbidding certain rorms
of organization in the departments had
been rigidly enforced In the Post-offlce
Department, but In none of the others.
"No one has dreamed of Interfering
with the, union lodge of navy yard ma
chinists." ha said. "There are numerous
other Instances of organization. But the
postal employes are forbidden to unionize.
"I may say that there will be some
modification of Iew regarding this ex
ecutive order before long, and that the
modification will not be on the part of
the postal emplojes.
"Executive orders leave government
employes tongue-tied and handcuffed. It
has no potency. The gag law is simply
jn the books to frighten timid men."
Stewart Defends Department.
The stand which Assistant Postmaster
General Stewart took In Ills formal ad
dress was that the right to strike does
not belong to the civil employe tf the
government as it does to employes of
He said that government employment
s exclusively in pursuance of a gov
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DOES HEROIC WORK
New Tork, March "S. Crawling on his
hands and knees along a narrow passage
tu the engine room to where the water
r as rushing in through a. broken valve.
Midshipman Godfrey Do Courcelles Che
valuer, U. S. N to-day succeeded In
clogging the leak and preventing serious
damage to the battle ship New Hamp
shire. Cberalller, who Is recalled as the
commanding officer of a launch which
caved sixteen -sailors from death in the
Hudson In 1510, was on duty In the en
gine room while the New Hampshire
was being floated out of dry dock when
bo discovered water flowing Into the
He crawled along the narrow passage
toward the valve, with water a foot deep
and rushing past him with the velocity of
a mill stream. The young officer seized a
bucket of red lead, and with this plas
tered a faulty gasket, effectually stopping
the leak. The floating of the big battle
tblp was stopped until repairs bad been
made" and the New Hampshire will sail
en schedule time next week for Cape
Stannton Jeweler Gets DlrdVee.
Staunton, Va, March1 5i Daniel King
ban, a prominent jeweler, has just been
granted an absolute divorce lrom his
wife, Roberta, Frame Klnghan, on the
grounds of desertion. Klnghan'a domes
tic troubles dato back several years and
have' several times been -aired In court.
The first waa a $10,000 damage suit by
Mr. Klnghan against X A. Wehn. once
his inost intimate friend, for alienation
or his wife's affections and later by
Mrs. Klnghan, who brought-suit against
her husband for uvcrct, wt) suits
Without -tarrying to quaffs tha drama
hut that .moment ordered, half a score
of citizens fled from a tavern at North
Capitol and O streets northwest shortly
after noon yesterday when a gun toter
began popping away at another man.
When the flurry of excitement had
blown away Marris Button, colored,
twenty-eight years old, who Mves at 11
Decatur court northeast, was In Casualty
Hospital with a bullet wound through
the left hand, and the alleged gun totcr,
Dennis Smith, colored, thirty-eight years
old, was behind cell bars.
WELCOMES MR. KNOX
Corlnto, Nicaragua, March 6. Mr.
Knox, accompanied by tho Nlcaraguan
minister, Senor PIza, and his wife, ar
rived here at ! o'clock this afternoon and i
received a number of cabinet officers
aboard the Maryland.
A good will address was delivered by
the alcalde. A special train, was1 taken
to Nagarote, and after supper the party
proceeded to Managua and were guests
at tho Presidential mansion.
The streets wero lined with arches and
palms. Mr.Knox and the President ex
changed calls. On Wednesday Mr. Knox
visits the national assembly, where a
reception, which will conclude with a
banquet and ball, will be given him.
NABBED ON CHARGE
OF STOCK SWINDLING
8pedU to Tba Wuhisztoa IIctM.
Baltimore, Md.. March 5. After a brief
struggle, in which both men tumbled
down a flight of stalraTSamuel M. Rosen
thal was arrested this afternoon by De
tective Hammersla. on a Washington war
rant charging false pretenses. Edward
B. Norrls of 921 Ninth street, Washington,
charges Rosenthal with swindling him
out of VZLS by selling him stock in a
company- organized for tho manufacture
The detective also carried another war
rant charging Rosenthal with gaining
money by means of false pretense, sworn
out by Frank Shaw, of 121 New Tork
Word waa received from Baltimore last
night that Rosenthal will not como to
Washington for trial without formal pa
pers. He is wanted here for passing an
alleged worthless check on Frank Shaw
for t$5 and for procuring S12L2 from Ed
ward B. Norrls by alleged falso pre
tenses. According to the police, Norrls gave
Rosenthal the money In exchange for
stock In a patent cm elope concern. Ros
enthal, the police say, has been In Wash
ington about a year and has maintained
offices In the Barrister Building.
Chinese Mutineers Boving Country,
Murdering and Looting Au
thorities Gaining Control.
Hongkong, March G. The mutineers.
dispersed and driven from the larger cit
ies, are roving the country as bandits,
murdering, pillaging, and looting. They
ere committing the roost horrible atroc
ities, sjaying whole families and inflict
tag upon their victims almost unbeliev
able cruelties. Hundreds of corpses have
been seen floating down the West River,
the hills of which are being strongly
The authorities have at last gained the
upper hand in Canton, which has been
a scene of bloodshed and riot the last
few days. Three thousand soldiers have
been mustered out of the army as
trustworthy and escorted to the country
by regular troops. Several prominent
Persons have been assassinated in Can
ton, and great damage has been done to
Tientsin, March 5. Three battalions of
Japanese troops arrived here to-night to
re-enforce the local garrison and all the
German troops. Comparative quiet has
clso been restored here, although there
are man)' street brawls and decapitations.
,HarbIn, Manchuria, March E. Three
companies of Russian troops started to
day for Tientsin In. compliance with the
request of the Russian consul In that
city. t ,
NanktnV March S Dr. Sun Tat Sen
a..4 Ijls advisers decided to-day to move
to Pekin and make that city the tem
porary capital. This move, it is believed,
will restore order In. Pekln and -vicinity.
The transfer to Pekln will be begun Im
mediately after the return here of tho
four southern delegates who have been
In consultation with Yuan, who Is said
to favor the mov e.
Slaters of Mrs. Kaufman at Chicago
Get Prison Terms.
Chicago, March 3. The three slayers of
Mrfe. Hattle Kaufmans, killed by bandits
wbVn she attempted to prevent the rob
bery of her husband as they neared their
hoihe here, wenv found guilty by a jury
in tbe Criminal Court to-day. The jurors
hae considered tie case since noon. The
penalties fixed wire:
George (Tow Head) RablneauT life Im
prisonment; William Roland Channel.
twenty-five years' Imprisonment; John
two yearr Imprisonment.
fourth member- of the party, Fred
ham, pleaded guilty on the day the
began. His fate Is in the hands
Judge Kersten. -
btneau area tne snot mat xiuea airs.
Tman. Channel!, the youngest mem-
Df the gang, planned the hold-up. ,
agar Trust Trial Delayed.
Neir York, March E. Judge Hand
granted another delay to-day In the tilal
of the indicted sugar trust magnates.
Delafccey Nleoll. their chief" counsel. Is
at tne bedside of his daughter, who is
suffering from pneumonia in Philadel
phia, i it wai upon the request of Mr.
NicoU) that the beginning of the trial
osiponta to u-Aur-uay morning.
sasaln Believed Insane.
London, Mtrch. S. William. Tibbit. tho
roan ho trl to assassinate Leopold de
RothscViBd. tie, famous banker outside of
his offitesyeierday is believed to "be In
sane. yTibblt Was arraigned In -Mansion
Hausd coinrtyto-day and remanded to
unra priinartwntre CIS sanltv wHI be
AMERICANS MAY BE
HELD AS HOSTAGES
Dire Threat iHade by Mexi
can Cabinet Officer if Inter
yention Is Attempted.
MASSACRE IS FEAREb
Many Foreigners Leaving Since
They Are Denied Privilege of
Mexico City. March 5. That the Mexi
can people would hold Americans and all
other foreigners in Mexico -and tfieir in
terests here as hostages in the event of
foreign troops being landed on Mexican
soli, was the statement made to-day by
Manuel Calcro, minister of foreign aft airs.
He agreed with the fear voiced by feenor
Ancona, Madero's private secretary, that
the first attempt of American soldiers to
cross the border would be the signal for
a massacre of Americans in Mexico.
"The government will not grant any
requests from foreigners for arms," he
said, "because we do not propose to have
these foreigners kill our people. There
is no necessity of discussing the responsi
bility for the death of any Americans.
They and all their interests here will be
held as hostages to Insure this country
from Invasion by foreign troops."
The situation Is growing worse hourly.
American Intervention Is the topic every
where. Man ' Americans are leaving and
many are furnishing transportation to
employes who wish to leave the city.
Several prominent Americans called on
President Madcro yesterday to inform
him that tho Mexican government would
be held responsible for any Americans
tailed. At their protest, he laughed and
waved them out, refusing to hear more.
The entire country Is in a state of
anarchy. The states of Zacatecas, Se
nora Tabasco. Chlas, and Oaxaea refuse
to obey the federal government, and it is
reported that tho rebels are about to take
Guadalajara, next to Mexico City in size.
It is reported to-night that Consul Gen
eral Arnold Shanklln will leave for Wash
ington to-morrow to impress upon the
State Department the gravity of the situa
tion and the extreme peril -of Americans.
Aroused by the admbslon of President
Tatt that tho United States is not able
to protect its own citizens or the citizens
of "bthercountriea In Mexico, France an
nnuncedycsterday tiaib-i making
readv ldseiid the -armored cruiser Ddr-
cartes to Vera Crux. ja.
Action by France rouowea witnin turee
days after tho btate Department had
notified the Ambassadors of Great Brit
ain, Germany, and France and the Min
ister of Spain that the President had ad
vised all Americans to flee from Mexico.
Unless America changes her course
without delay. It was pointed out by
diplomats In Washington, the action by
Franco marks the beginning of the end
of the Monroe doctrine as a force re
spected by the nations of the world.
In recognition or this appalling and
humiliating fact. Democratic leaders of
the House last night announced that to
day they will hold a conference and de
cide upon a course of action on this most
CAPITM, YS. LABOR
IN FINISH FIGHT
Both Sides Stand Firm in' British
Poal Strike and Nation
London, March Z The strike situa
tion Is deadlocked to-night, with no
prospect of a settlement wrought by
other means than a long battle be
tween the operators and the miners.
The railway employes' union to-day
offered to call a national sympathetic
strike on all the railroads, but the
general council of the inlncrs refused
to accept the offer at this time, al
though the railroad men were assured
that their spirit was appreciated and
might be taken advantage of later.
Thus the strike Is beginning to have
a serious effect on trans-Atlantic
steamships. It was decided to-day to
cancel the trips of the New Tork and
the Philadelphia on March 13 and 20,
respectively.. The Olympic, which was
delayed at Belfast yesterday by a
storm, and which should have steamed
from Southampton for New York to
morrow, will not depart until March 13.
because of the delay In getting coal
In a. plea on England's suffering mil
lions. Premier Asqulth tried to bring the
hostile factions af least to a receptive
frame of mind, but his fervid appeal was
fruitless. At the conference of miners,
operators, and members of the cabinet,
the premier pointed out that the indus
tries of the wbolo country would be, par
alyzed by the end of the week and that
millions of men, wumen, and children,
innocent of the strike, wouid.be the vic
tims. The miners' representatives answered
that they were negotiating under in
structions of the rank and file and could
not grant any concessions from thelr
origlnal demands for a minimum wage
scale. The operators replied by express
ing their doubt that the government
would be able to pass a bill In Parlia
ment providing for such a minimum
wage. They declared every manufac
turer In the realm would bring his Influ
ence to bear against the measure, and
there, were others Tvho would not sup
port ii because it savored so much of
Meantime, the price of food is leaping
upward. Fresh meat Is at, a premium.
The abandonment of freight trains has
made milk a luxury. Dealers have dou
bled the prices of canned goods and
smoked beef, but even at these prices
the supply Is being rapidly diminished.
In forty-ajght .tours, unless something
Is done to relieve the. situation, thou
sands will befsce to face with actual
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SENATOR JOSEPH M. DIXON,
Chairman of the Ilooievelt national -committee, who wuti popular
tote to decide n h A hall be the Repabliean nominee for President.
The Bitter Personal Fight
Means Hopeless Division
Leading Republicans Are Talking of a Compro
mise Candidate as
The personal bitterness which has developed in the Taft-Roosfjyelt
campaign has led influential Republicans in Washington to consider
seriously the possibility of the nomination of a compromise candidate
From the Ta'ft bureau in this
trust, llie Kooscvcu answer is matin uiciusi campaign uje iiui com
mittee fn Chicago occupied a whole floor rent free through Ihe courtesy
of the Harvester Company. More secrets of the. campaign arc likely
to be disclosed.
The Roosevelt managers arc
in the Senate and elsewhere. The
and his friends no mercy.
Leading Republicans realize that this condition means hopeless
division in the party. It is probable that an appeal will be made to Taft
and Rooseelt to end their struggle and allow some one else to be
named. In Uiis connection the name of Associate Justice Hughes is
arrant mentioned. He will not accept'a nomination unless Mr. Taft is
absolutely agreeable to such action
It is the apparent crisis in party
leaders to confer as to the best method of bringing the present bitter
personal fight to an end.
NO MERCY SHOWN
Women Are Sentenced to Serve
Terms at Hard
London. March 5. Convinced that the
suffragette situation has reached the
point rhtro the depredations of the wom
en must be -met with severe-sentences,
most.of tne magistrates before whom the
participants in last night's demonstra
Uons were arraigned to-day meted out
hard labor to the offenders, and served
notice that this will be the tegular pen
Twenty women are sentenced to-day to
terms of ono to to months, and all of
them declared they would starve In pris
on rather than work.
The government 'brought a mailed
fist down, on further suffragette activ
ity to-night when warrants were is
sued against all the leaders in tho re
cent militant movements on a charge
of conspiracy. i
London la 'practically in a state of
selge, so fearful are the merchants of
the suffragettes' ire. Nearly every big
shop window is boarded up and In many
establishments special guards have been
engaged to deal with the militant women.
The Times to-day voices the sentiment
of the trades people In demanding that
hereafter the suffragettes be arraigned -on
a charge of conspiracy to break the law,
which Is a felony, punishable by a maxi
mum, sentence of seven years. The gov
ernment Is reluctant to take this step,
but several officials declared to-day that
no ''other course Is left open If the Im
position of hard labor falls to check the
Great crowds of suffragettes thronged
outside the courts again to-day and the
attempts of the police to disperse them
were met with a vicious defiance. Scores
of the women Invited arrest, believing
with Mrs. Emmellne Pankhurst that 'It
will take martyrs to stir the country to
a realization of our determination."
Scttmlta Is Acquitted.
San Francisco, March EL Former Mayor
Eugene Schmltz was acquitted in Judge
Lawler's court to-day of the charge of
having bribed fonatr Supervisor Wilson,
in a. case growing out of the San Fran
cisco graft prosecutions. In lnstrutefaig
the Jury to bring In a -verdict ot not guKty
JudgeLawler said that .saSBdeat evl
Utaca to convict had not tteesj offered.
Their Only Hope.
city .statements liave been- issued
making open war on the President
Taft managers arc showing Roosevelt
on his part. fc
affairs which has led Republican
INDfflS DRINK RED
INK, SAYS LBDPP
Former Official States They Have
Tried Vanilla Extract in.
Lien of Whisky.
Red Ink and vanilla extract arc-favor
ite beverages among Indians wbentha
noblo red men are unable to get.the.teal
thing, according to a statement made
before the Graham commlUee by Fran
cis K. Leupp, former Commissioner of
Indian Affairs, yesterday. Mr. Leupp
was discussing the Indian administration
on the White Eatth reservation in'Mln-
"Are you aware of the Indian taste, for
liquor and the effect the use of IntoxJ
cants has on himT" queried Chairman
"Oh. yes." responded Mr. Leupp, smU
Ingiy. "An Indian would do 'almost anything
to get Intoxicating liquors, would . he
not?" asked Mr. Graham.
"When an Indian wants anything,, he
wants it badly," replied Mr. Leupp.
"When he wants liquor ha will make any
sacrifice to get it. I have known Indians
to drink red Ink, vanilla extract, and
other deleterious compounds when they
could not get Whisky."
Chairman Graham seemed to resent
this "slam" at the Indian.
"We discovered up there," said Mr.
Graham, referring to his recent visit to
Minnesota, "that there arc others besides
Indians who have a taste for liquor.
Wo-heard of folks' who drink wood alco
hol when they can't get the kind they
The Indians present, among them Red
Cloud, laughed uproariously as Chair
man Graham told that pale faces as well
as red men love liquor.
Ask Percy to Resign.
Jackson. Miss.. March . By a strict
f actional A oto ot S3 to 13 the- State sen
ate to-day passed a resolution demand'
ing tha resignation ot United Stales
Senator Leroy Percy- The resolution
eta forth that Senator Percy made a
public promise that he "would resign in
tha event of defeat in the party primary
last August and that public sentiment
! cow demands he comply wUh .that prom
lise. Tho resolution was rushed im-
I mediately to the bouse, and after- an
lacrimlaous 'debate, was- adopted, by; a
vote orts to as. ..
Taft Is Challenged
by Roosevelt Manager
to Appeal to People
Senator Dixon Wants Presidential Prz-
maries for Republican Voters in
DIRECTOR McKINLEY SIDE-
' STEPS THE PROPOSITION
Senator Dixon, leader of the Roosevelt forces, jesterday challenged
Director McKinley, in charge of President Taft's renomination cam
paign, to submit the question of who shall be the Republican nominee
to the Republican voters of all the States by means of primary elections.
Mr. Dixon asserts that in States where the Presidential preference
primary question is awaiting legislative action the influence of men
who are working with Mr. McKinlcy in aiding to secure Mr. Taft's
renomination is cast determinedly in opposition to this popular expres
sion. Mr. Dixon favors an appeal to all the voters, because, he says,
"commissioned officers are necessary to direct an army, but it is the.
rank and file that win the victories."
Mr. McKinley, in reply, says that before answering the challenge
he desires to know whether Senator Dixon is acting as chairman of
the Roosevelt national committee by. selection or authority of Mr.
Roosevelt, and whether the challenge was issued by authority of Mr.
The correspondence is as follows:
SENATOR DIXON'S CJIAtLENGE.
"My Dear Mr. McKinley: For the pur
poso -of determining definitely, whether
tho Republican voters of the country de
sire CoL Tbeodortt Roosevelt or President
Taft as their candidate In the approach
lag Presidential campaign. I hereby chal
lenge you to a test by means ot primaries
in every State in the Union.
'1 take it )ou will agree with me that
tho chief object we are both seeking is
the election of a Republican to the Pres
idency next fall. Whatever may be our
personal views as to the availability ot
one or another candidate, we are an Re
publicans, sil Interested in the success ot
the part, and all desirous of doing what
wa can to Insure such success.
Was Haa Greater StreatrtbT
-Tho antTtqutsJU to troe sticcess U
ltj . .l-iUUlj UtUlVtn.
greatest" strength' 'with, the voters them
selves. We ought to do everything in
our power to ascertain, before the con
vention is held, what is the desire of the
man on whom the party must rely to
carry It through to victory In November.
"Wo ought to have a free and volun
tary expression of opinion directly from
the voters who win cast the ballots that
will determine finally the verdict at tho
polls. The time to find out what the
voters want Is before the nomination is
made, rather than afterward. It will
be too late after the convention is held.
Arrangement Can Be Made.
"1 -"-. of course, aware of the action
of the Republican National Committee
on the primary quesUon at Its meeting
In this city last December, and I know
the argument on which it was based. In
my judgment no argument can justify
that action. In ererr Stats and district
In the Union proper-arrangements can
Do maae, ana eaecuveiy 3utk-u uu. iui
securing a free and voluntary expression
of the win of the Republican voters.
nr if Mnnnt h donA bv i State-wide
primary, which would be preferable, it
can be arranged for district, under the
supervision of proper committees. In
Ohio, for instance, there Is a proposiUon
for district primaries, which, while not
as satisfactory as the State-wide Presi
dential preference primary provided by
Nebraska, California. New Jersey, and
South Dakota, nevertheless win reim iu
obtaining-a direct expression from the
Says Taft Men Oppose It.
with -vour co-ODeraUon similar ar-
mrm-H. no doubt, can be effected in
aU other States where legislatures are
not now considering the enactment ot
Presidential preference primary laws. I
am Informed that in several States where
the Presidential primary question is
awaiting legislative actlon the influence
... taw. w1r1nv With Tflll IS CnSt
j.iMt.iiv in nnn7ttnn. Tarir co-oDeravJ
Uon with me in sucn. oiaxes. uuuui.
would result in me nucuntoi ji uicm
laws and the considerable spread thereby
of the Presidential preference primary
under direct legal sancUon by the State.
"Let me call your attenuon again u
..- .. t.n rl -nntMtr-.lr hits declared
U1Q !.!. IMAl ww.. .-..-
.1 .tH k fe f nnl an actlVA can.
dldate for the nominaUon. but wUl accept
if It comes tO mm as ino ocouau ui ina
voters of the party. Ills letter to Mr.
w .. TM.,- iunt ont bt YOUP
headquarters last night and published In
tne newspapers uii iuuiiuu. - ---.-Uonal
proof of this atUtude, and of tha
a . -mav ts-Hnr hft Will a.CCCDt
J... ...nniM--. i-.nri th ct-mdltons roecl-
! fled ho U merely reapondlnc to a popular
err--,. -. jit ri. ATintrV MTA AH till
questionable right to express their de
sire, and I sincerely trust you will accept
this challenge ana prej-jro w w-ii"
with me in the arrangeemnt of such pri
maries. "Commissioned omcers are necessary
.! nv arm-- hut it Is the rank
and tUe that win the victories. Respect-
fuuy yours. -
(BiBed -JOSEPHS. DtXOS.
"Obilnua ZHUaul BoacercU Sitcatini Ccra-
Director McKinley's Reply.
"Xitlocil Taft Bonn, tils ZUldfh Betel.
"Wuetestea. T. C. Mu-si B. SKI
-Hon. Jowsb M. Dtioo. Cfcalrso -TJooterrtt Ex-
entiT Ces3Bltta WtSMnifm. IX a
, "My Dear Senator: I am just Is receipt
ot your letter ot tha 6th Imtant-deUvertd
by special messenger. Since you. are
pleased to apply to your commanlcaUon
so grave a term as 'challenge.' It becomes
somewhat Important to have our respec
tive relations to candidates raado clear
at the outset. I -would therefore saythat
I have been asked by President Taft to
act as director of a barren with head-?
quarters in Washtegton. organised for
k& .t-iA if ti Inr- fcl viaft3tna.tJoa
for a second term. Before answering
your- cbaHeBte. I desire to know
whether yotl are aotlag as chairman ot
lhorTRoevetl' wnovs i uiniumvcr
either by selection or authority of Mr.
Roosevelt, and also whether your so
caUed 'challenge was Issued by antheilty
ot sir. Roosevelt, whose nomination for
a third term as President I understand
yon and your organization are attempting
to secure. Respectfully yours.
-JOSEPH SL wxox.
"VV1IXJAM B. ltcKIXLET.
"Director SiHocU Taft Bora.
CLOSE TO PEOPLE
Nor It is'Uncle Jatms"
Offset to Champ dirk's
PflESS AGENTS ABE BE&
Champ Clark's press agent has been so
successful of late In putting oat "bade
to the people" literature for broadcast
publication that the publtdtr men la
charge, of the other seven Presidential
booms with headquarters in Washing
ton are getting Jealous. Ther decided
that something must be done, and 3lr.
Clark's Democratic rivals have became
Although Mr. Clark himself doesn't.
think much of the Ozark "lloun"'
song, with Its refrain of "They4vo gotta
stop alexin my dawg arounV" either as
ditty cr a campaign document, his
friends Insist that It has done him a lot
of good and won blm many supporters.
They ore also pleased to death with tho
Clark press agent's outburst the other
day. when he described an old lady in v
the Speaker's home town fighting off
death for three days while waiting foe a,
letter from her girlhood friend. Champ,
and then dying happily with the pre
cious document clutched to her bosom.
Harmon Gets in l.ine.
The narmon headquarters made a vlo-
lent effort last night to counteract the
Influence of this sort of stuff on tfe
plain people who still have emotions far
turning looae a story which speaks oC
Gov. Harmon as "Uncle Jud." and teWa
how once upon a time he led a farmers'
meeting in singing that favorite hymtu
"Blest Be the TIo that Binds."
Last night's blast from the Harmony
headquarters starts off wlth-'tw-staifC
ment that "Uncle Jud be(;n life as tho
son of a Baptist minister, and there Xm
ono Incident Jn partlCjlar where his
early teachings stood him In good stead'
'During tils last campaign for the gov
ernorship." says the statement "which
resulted in his election by a. majority of
100,000, despite the concentrated efforts
of President Taft and his Cabinet and
the Interjection of CoL Roosevelt iat
his august personality, "Undo Jucrj was
asked to lead the great gathering ia-tha
hymn. 'Blessed Be the Tie that Bbds.'
The Harmon press agents contribution
wt. s up with the statement that "men
"hi-JTrX""- BUst B tn "o that
Binds witb? a fellow-tcan are not goteg'
to -vote ayaisst him."
More Stories to Come.
It is confidently expected by eeasoorisriW
i i vtr ki-4 i.rssv. 'r-t -
UtUltWitUtia IU . tt4MUiA MM Wl'
a few days, Oor. Wilson's
be issuing literature
dldate as "Old Prexy:"
nubllcity man will be
colonel's Spanish war and
crd. and to mi aoaiiti
tree chopper! that Pfcwd
described from his
"SffllHnc ul" ana
Cnmmlss. and La Folk'
what oenlnd on this
ma' will be caught
ssbSs In the near future
rescuing wioows ana orpi
tress, raising mortgages
place, aad doing other
tn anvil ro UIB IDUU B
try" who. wear tbs deadly
PonUacC I1L, aasren
Nelli: who won national
..-..la. r a nonfederal
raoy when, with abrty-nve'-pk!
he rode tweoty-sht runes wttfcia
1 iiu. OimanertaaAt. aaaHM
ev - - r. rrr-'.fcu
Cook ana WJ
caIKiV'?J -S t . .
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