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WASHINGTON. D. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8. 1912.
WILSON IN SPEECH
Democratic Nomina Devotes
. Half of Address to Dis
course on Tariff.
GETS FAVORABLE COMMENT
Chairman "Ollie James, Stirs Up
Most of Enthusiasm at Sea
Seagirt, N. X, An. 7. If Gov. Wilson
did not actually repudiate the Baltimore
platform In bis speech of acceptance here
this afternoon, he at least evaded many
of the Important Issues, and outlined a
programme of his own.
As had been forcast the Governor
made the tariff his chief campaign Issue.
He discoursed on this subject to the ex
tent of at least 3,000 words, half the
length of his speech. His plan Is a grad
ual reduction 4hat will not disturb the
Gov. Wilson said not a. word about the
navy, and passed over lightly planks
dealing with banking, the Philippines, the
election of Senators by the people, con
servation of natural resources, cam'
palgn contributions, the merchant ma
rine, the parcels post. In favor of all of
which, however, he took a" positive stand.
He Ignored the questions of limiting the
term of the President to one term. States
rights, and woman suffrage.
The Goernor's speech was received
with respectful attention and some en
thusiasm by a crowd approaching 6,000,
that crowded the lawn of the little White
House. Its delivery was favorably com
mented on, on all sides.
Stlra Up Enthusiasm.
Chairman Ollie James, of the notifica
tion committee, stirred up most of tho
enthusiasm. He made a good old-fashioned
spread-eagle stump speech designed
to lift an audience out of Its seats, and
it Bad this effect at intervals. James'
voice could hardly be clearly heard on
the outskirts of the crowd, while Gov.
Wilson was not audible-, ten rows back.
Gov. Thomas. R. Marshall of Indiana,
the nominee for Vice President, was on
hand early. He had spent the night at
Spring Lake, only a mile away.
Adjt Gen. Wilbur F. Sadler, whose
plans to police, the grounds with militia
men had been squelched by Gov., Wilson,
came in triumphant with forty unl-
xormed policemen irom -jersey v - y.l
policemen rrom -Jersey uty.
ovf Wllsoir frowned darkhv-Sut Sadler,, . ' C. .J- .. . - ,d
distributed his men about-tbe grounds
to his own satisfaction and to the dls
comort of many well-meaning Demo
crats. Then came a delegation from
Secretary Smith, who was one of the
delegation, asked Gen. Sadler If some
provision could not be made to seat the
Tammanyltes in favorable positions.
Sadler replied: "Tou will have to take
chances with the rest."
The Tammany men were at first in
clined to depart from Seagirt, but It was
made plain to them that Sadler did not
reflect the views of the Governor, and
that they were entirely welcome to the
best seats on the lawn. They remained
tbroughsut the ceremonies.
Absence of SaflVairUts.
Though, there were many women in the
crowd from near-by summer resorts,
there was an absence of suffragists,
though a large delegation of them had
been suspected. Mrs. J. Borden Harrl
man, of the Women's Democratic League,
was given a seat on the veranda.
Practically all of the fifty-two members
of tbe notification committee came with
Chairman Ollie James. Other prominent
Democrats were Govs. William Mann, of
Virginia. John A. Dlx, of New Tork;
Frederick W- rialsted, of Maine! Eugene
N. Foss, of Massachusetts; Simon E
Baldwin, of Connecticut: Emmet O'Neal,
of Alabama, and Dcnaghey, of Arkansas;
National Committeeman Norman E.
Mack; of New York; Interstate Commerce
Commissioner Jud-on C Clements, bf
Georgia: Alton B. Parker; Representatives
Thomas O. Huff of Alabama, J. J. Rus
sell of Missouri, and Ben Johnson of
Kentucky; United States Senator Myers
of Montana. Representative Lobeck of
Nebraska: .J. Hamilton Lewis, of Chi
cago, resplendent in pink whiskers, and
Mrs. C. B. Overfleld, of Utah, the only
woman member of the notification com
Mrs. Overfleld, who Is under five feet
In height, was escorted by OIIIo James,
who Is a physical as well as an Intel
lectual giant- The picture presented was
one that attracted widespread attention.
Of the Wilson Campaign Committee the
members who attended were Chairman
McCombs, "Palmer, Davies. Burleson.
McAdoo, Saulsbury. Ewlng. Daniels, and
Senator Gore; Henry Morganthau, the
new chairman of the. Wilson Finance
Committee, and the vice chairman.
Charles H. Crane.
Gov. Flalsted. of Maine, was with
Gov. Wilson for nearly an hour before
the notification trying to Induce him to
go to Maine for the September elec
Gov. Wilson.- to-night, however:
thorlzed a statement that he would not
be able to accept Gov. Flalsted s In
vitation., Instead. Gov. Marshall, his
runnlng'mate, win make four speeches
in that State In the last week InvA.u
gust Gov. Planted was full or enthu
siasm for the Wilson-Marshall ticket.
See Victory In Maine.
"We are going to carry Maine, both at
the local elections In September and at
the national election In November." he
said. "We not only deserve to win, but
we believe we are going to win, and by
a bigger majority than before. The only
fellows who do not like us are the fel
lows who are out of office, and want to
"The rest of the people are satisfied
that we have made good. 'We want Gov.
Wilson to come to Maine before our
people there have been -educated to be
lieve that a rote In September Is a vote
for the national ticket, and you cannot
make them believe otherwise. The bal
ance of the country regards our Sep
tember elections as a forecast of the way
the country will go In the national con
test." Gov. Wilson -read his speech of ac
Contlnned on Fase Fonr.
.00 te Lht7V V mad Return.
Baltimore, and Ohio R. R. Special Train
leaves Union Station 8.15 a. m.1 Sunday,
Opinions of Wilson's
Speech of Acceptance.
Seagirt, N. J Aug. 7. The.fol
lowing opinions of Gov. Wilson's
speech of .acceptance were ex
pressed: Gov. William H. Mann of Vir
ginia "It was wise, conserva
tive, comprehensive, and pro
phetic." Gov..Frederlck W. Plalsted of
Maine "It represents the spirit
of the Democracy of to-day."
Gov. Eugene Foss of Massa
chusetts "It was an admirable
presentation of the real Issues."
Gov. Donaghey of Arkansas
"It will ring through the coun
try." FRIENDS RAISE
Gamblers Going to See That Web
ber, Vallon, and Rose Have
EVIDENCE AGAINST BECKER
New Tork, Aug. 7. Two police Inspec
tors and one civilian shared the J2.400.000
graft collected by Police Lieut. Becker
from the gamblers and the keepers of dls-
crderly houses In New York. These three
men. all of whom are well known, win
be Indicted within ten dajs on evidence
obtained by Burns' detectives. The
grand Jury will begin the hearing of
evidence against them to-morrow.
The inspector most deeply Involved Is
an intimate personal friend of Lieut.
Becker. While Rose was collecting from
the dive keepers for Becker. "Bridgey"
Webber was performing a like duty for
the inspectors. Sometimes they col
lected Separately from the same gam
bling establishments. The civilian In
volved in a prominent attorney, partic
ularly well known on the Great White
The drag net of the law drew tighter
around Police Lieut. Becker to-nignt
when it was learned that Sam Schepps,
wanted by the police In connection with
Rosenthal s death, was snellerep alter
the murder In the same building at 163th
Street and Edgecomb Avenue, In whlcn
Becker has an apartment Schepps, for
whom the detectives have been scour
ing the villages of the Catskills. is In
New York- City, and It Is reported he
will give himself up, having been as
sured by the authorlt'es that if be tells
all h. knows he will not be accused of
complicity in the gambler's murder.
Fnuil for Ilose, Webber, and 'Vallon.
Jack" Rose, the gambler and collector
for Becker, whose confession caused the
indictment of the police official, was twice
- ..wi h r.t.-i. -, .wt.nsi tbat
done to him. The first assurance was
telephoned to Rose by Becker, the sec
ond was brought by messenger, and said:
"Jack, everything is all right. You will
be out In three davs. Whitman has got
to dance the way I want him to dance.
Hold tight." Rose did "told tight" until
he was convinced that Becker planned to
make him the goat: then be "squealed."
Now, the gamblers and denizens of tbe
underworld, who hated Becker because
his graft was taklns all their profits.
are making up a. huge fund for the aid
and defense of Rose. WcDDcr. ana vanon.
the men who confessed, and who got
Becker out of the way.
Aaron J. Levy, attorney for Louis
Ltbby and William Shapiro, owners of
the gray murder car, will get his fee for
legal services to the two men out of the
rent for that now famous automobile.
"A theatrical man will rent the gray
car for four weeks, paying 1700 for It.
said Levy to-day. "That will be applied
to my fee. The car is worth $3,000. and
Shapiro and Llbby offered It to me for
my fee, but I don t want it."
It developed to-day that It was John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., who, as a part of his
established crusade against the white
slave traffic In ,New York, backed finan
cially the establishment of the "fake"
disorder!) house by means of which Will
iam J. Burns obtained direct evidence
of the grafting system of the police.
James B. Reynolds, assistant district
attorney, was asoclated with Mr. Rocke
feller In this work of procuring evidence
against the, traffickers In girls, and Burns
was me man who piannea roe trap so
that police officials and politicians, eager
for more graft, feu into it without a sus
picion that It was not a regular dive.
Carnegie in Speech at Unveiling of
Burns Statue Hakes Plea for
London, Aug. 7. Andrew Carnegie ad
vocated the taxation of millionaires all
over the world In his speech at the un
veiling of the Robert Burns statue at
Montrose to-day. He said:
"In one department the motherland is
ahead of the republic and the colonies.
She established a law that every subject
should contribute to the support of the
government In proportion to U-e reve
nue he enJos under the protection of the
"This Just taxation the millionaires
of the republic and the colonies have so
far escaped, but their time Is coming
and properly so. Millionaires of our
day should be so treated, not as punish
ment, for but their own good, because it
is Just, and Justice alone Insures general
F0BMEB BANDIT NAMED
P0B COUNTY' ATTORNEY
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 7f
Al Jennings, formerly a'ioto
rlous train robber and member of
the Dalton gang of bandits, was
nominated for county attorney
here to-day. Jennings made a
unique campaign, narrating his
past performances as a bandit
and telling of his enforced ref
ormation. 1.00 to Harpers Ferry and XartlnsbarKi
land and return- Baltimore nn.4 nhin
Special Train leaves Unlon'Station SiJO
a. to- stopping at DrlnclDal station, nn
Metropolian Branch. Sunday Au 11. .
"I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M GOINGUT TM ON THE WAY."
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Col Roosevelt, Big Bull Moose;
Gov. Johnson, the Little Moose;
Herd Bellow Pledges Everything
'Progressive Party Nomi
nates Its Ticket, Adopts
Platform Decidedly Pro
gressive, and Delegates
Leave for Home.
Br JAMES J. MONTAGUE.
Chicago, Aug. 7 After drawing with
his own hand a platform that eight j ears
ago he would have denounced as In
cendiary and anarchistic Col. Theodora
Roosevelt, of Oyster Bay, N. Y.. was to
night nominated for President of the
United States by the newly born Pro
Hiram W. Johnson, the energetic Pro
gressive Governor of California, was
nominated for Vice President.
Both were named by acclamation. Both
hurled themselves outside the breast
works of the Republican party when
they accepted the nomination, which
they did ten minutes after Johnson had
been acclaimed as the convention choice
for second place on tne ticxet.
Thtin two former valiant Republicans,
grasping hands across the continent, go
forth from Armageddon to battle. Roose
velt for a third term In the vvniier iiouse,
Johnson for the seat now held by the
Hon. "Jim" Sherman, of Utlca.
Thn tumult and the shouting have died.
The delegates and alternates have de
parted. A new party, standing on a
platform which promises everybody
everything, has been put on wabbly feet.
Whether it will learn to walk, by elec
tion time depends chiefly on the per
sonal popularity of Theodore Roosevelt,
who alone is responsible for its existence.
3k rockets of Oratory.
To-day's proceedings, which compressed
the whole actual business of the conven
tion into a few crowded hours, were but
the echo of the Republican eonventlon
of June. The two nominees selected
by the minority of that convention were
n.vi.4 tn.rtnv ThR men who were fore
it.iv n-AintH from runnlne that convent
tlon ran this one. Even the nominating
speeches, written for delivery In June,
were delivered to-day. WlUlam Prender
gast, of New York, who had been chosen
to nominate Roosevelt In June, to-day
I for the first time had the chance to de
liver the address wnicn ior eigm weexs
he had carried on the tablets of his
Repression was not one of the features
of the oratory that skyrocketed about the
Coliseum from 11:30 o'clock in the morn
lnc until S o'clock at night- Roosevelt
was nominated and seconded by, half a
dozen of the nation s most euphebnlstlc
boosters, who described him as. the 'em
bodiment of all the human virtues that
as yet have been invented. Frendergast.
referring from time to time to the faces
of Washington, Jefferson, and Llncoln.
tho Roosevelts of their little times, which
were borne on the convention badge, de
scribed him finally as defying the raging,
warring elements like the legitimate bul
warks of the cures "that lion-hearted
citizen, Theodore Roosevelt" Prendergast
also alluded to the colonel as a "brother
of tbe race," which moved one of the re
jected negro delegates from Florida to
observe, ""he ain't no brudder of the cul
Judge .Ben B. Lindsay, who swayed
and swung like a reed In a gale as he
spoke, allowed that not even Abraham
Lincoln himself had so well deserved the
gratitude of the -righteous and the hatred
of the "unrighteous as Roosevelt. Alex
ander Hamilton, not the reactionary.
thanked God that there had been a
Dixie land, because It had given birth
to Roosevelt's mother: Hamilton came
fromGeorglat and has long, gray locks,
which he shook as he spoke to empha
size his eloquence.
Only Jane Addams. of HuU IIous
speke earnestly and clearly, without
Continued est Pace Four.
GOVERNOR HIRAM JOHNSON.
r ,JHS r&jA vfulL. itaMZ-m,' ? 'tlslllH
r 5 s f?M? Js.--rtSssKassW A- W".JbbbbbbbbbbB
California's Executive Nominated as Vlee President, an the Nevr Ball
Moone Ticket, "Will Be Col. Roosevelt's Itunnlnc Mate.
HOME AT CLOSE
Colonel Leaves for Oyster Bay,
While Johnson Starts
Br IRWIN BARBOUR.
Chicago. Aug. 7. "One flew eastand
one flew west"
Theodore Roosevelt Vlth his nomina
tion stuffed away, is flying eastward.
Hiram Johnson, Governor of Califor
nia, selected as Roosevelts running
mate, is winging his way westward.
All the other Moose are scattering.
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, manager of
the Roosevelt campaign. Is hovering over
the battlefield here in Chicago.
Tbe three days' BulK Moose convention
came, to a peaceful end. Col. Roosevelt
aid he would rather run with Gov.
Johnson than with any other man he
knew: and uov. Johnson said he would
rather go to defeat with Col. Roosevelt
than, to victory with any-other man.
And In the meantime John M. Parker,
of New Orleans, and Judge Ben B. Llnd
sey, of Denver, who were Vice Presi
dential aspirants, had been amiably
eliminated from the field of possible
candidacy. Instead of becoming either
of them the National Progressive parti's
candidate for Vice President they nomi
nated and seconded Gov. Johnson for
The convention adjourned after being
In session three davs. the session to-day
lasting from 10 o'clock In the morning
until 7.M to-night with a recess from
12.15 to 1 o'clock.
At the last minute the hovering clouds
forecasting a ligrt over tho Vice Presi
dency were banished and two of the
three candidates. John M. Parker, of
Louisiana, and Ben B Llndsey, of Colo
rado, Joined in nominating and second
ing Hiram W. Johnson, of California,
for second place on the Progressive
At 1.53 to-day William A. Prendergast
of New York, placed In nomination for
the Presidency the name of Theodore
Roosevelt In a Jhlrty-mlnute speech. At
the end of the address a tremendous
demonstration was accorded the nom
inee. State delegations paraded the hall,
the Illinois delegation marching behind
the green hat which Frank Funk. Pro
gressive candidate for Governor of the
Continued on Pnite I-'onr.
C 11.00 to Niagara Falls and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio. August 9. Special
train of Modern Coaches and Parlor
Cars leaves Union Station 7:4B via
Philadelphia and Lehlph Valley Route.
Cheap side trips from the Falls to pop
ular resorts, and liberal stopover priv
ileges returning within the limit of IS
rtv nthr uTrnnilanl Allsllflt ?3. San-
ttmber and 20. and October 4.
STORK BRINGS WOMAN
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 7.
An eight-pound boy, her twenty-eighth
child, was born to-day
to .Mrs. Phillip E. Webster. Mrs
Webster Is forty-four years old,
was married when she was six
teen, and of her children there
were three pairs of twins and
two sets of triplets. -
Eight of the twenty-eight are
Battleship Fight in House Near
Danger Point and Concilia
tion Is Needed.
GOVERNOR WILSON KEEPS OFF
By JOS1SPII P. AX1.
"Easy, now; easy, boys. Not too fast
member, this Is Presidential jear."
This is the advice which was dissemi
nated, rubbed In yesterday, and may,
before Ions, In some of the more obsti
nate cases, be pounded In certain parts
of the Democratic majority of the House
by Its leaders, following the skirmish
over battleships Tuesday night, whlcn
resulted In a failure to round up a cau
House Leaders Underwood, Clark. Fitz
gerald, and a f-w others have come to
the conclusion that the battleship light
has progressed to a stage where It may
require the soothing Influence of a steam
roller. The Kcrews and nuts are lielng
Inspected, and the fuel gathered, and If
Mr Underwood retains any of his powers
of leadership and certainly nothing has
Indicated any diminution in those powers
to date the fractious Democrats are lia
ble to feel the hand'of political authority
before many weeks.
Fnctlons eed Guidance.
The point has been reached In the fight
between three factions when the different
factions cannot be depended upon to set
tle their affairs themselves. The time
has come when, to prevent possible dele
terious effects upon the entire party and
It' prospects next November, the leaders
must step in and force a few hot-headed
near-leaders to subordinate their own be
liefs and desires to the best Interests of
Following the publication of Gov. Wil
son s speech of acceptance yesterday
afternoon, the leaders. If there was any
doubt In their minds on the point real
ized that they will be expected to keep
their house In order without the aid of
the Presidential nominee. Tuesday night
there was a feeling In certain quarters
that Goy. Wilson, in his speech of ac
ceptance, might Indicate a hope that the
House would, without furthervado. "vote
for a compromise on one battleship and
cease to advertise to the entire country
tho hostle position It has taken with
regard to the navy.
ot WlUon'. Flcht.
Gov. Wilson, however, evidently has de
cided that be will have his hands full
fighting his own battles, and that It Is
no direct concern of his, nor has he the
right to meddle with tbe affairs of tho
present Congress He has been warned
by direct statement and broad hints that
no Interference from the Executive will
be welcomed by the House leaders In
case he Is elected, and he evidently does
not believe Interference at this stage
would be any more graciously received
There Is no doubt that certain lnfi-
ences not altogether friendly to the
Democratic candidate would be glad to
'smoke him out" and force or" induce
him to take a stand one way or another,
There is hardly any doubt but that did
Gov. Wilson come out and take an an
nounced attitude, he would carry vic
tory wrlth him. as far as this particular
issue Is concerned. If the Governor
should send direct word to the anti-
navy men that he believed It to be only
In accordance with the Democratic plat
form that the House vote for at least
one ship, a sufficient number of them
would retreat from their present posi
tion to insure such taction.
Up to the Lenders.
It Is a cae for the leaders to handle.
and Gov. Whson has nt. Intention now
of Interfering Possibly. If the situation
gets entirely away from the leaders, he
may try to Influence his friends, several
of whom are largely responsible for the
present situation But the matter cer
tainly has not jet reached an acute
stage, as far as the possible effect on
the party's chances In November are
concerned, though It is fraught with pos
It is not that there seems to be an)
danger that the country will not get at
least one new battleship this session. So
much seems assured. The danger lies in
the methods to be employed in getting
that battleship whether tho Democratic
majority shall jleld It up graciously
TO HEAL BREACHES
whether It will result from internal strife i On the second ballot she repeated the
and a serious breach In that majority ! offense, and there was a near-riot In
Leader Underwood Is a one-tattlehip which about thirty women whe attended
man So Is Speaker Clark. Chairman ' the meeting with Mrs WInton took part
Fitzgerald, of the Appropriations Com-1 When order was restored, Sirs WInton
mittee, also will vote for one ship. There admitted stuffing the billot box. but said
are enough Democratic members In favor; she had voted for two absent friends
of one ship to carry the point but the whose proxies she held. A third ballot
former caucus pledge binds them, and I was called, and. tbe suffragist leader ln
Leader Underwood does not care to go j formed that she could vote only for her
ahead with the one-ship plan until the self.
formality of a release from the caucus I
pledge has been conformed with. PLATFORM HAS TWO
TWO ALLEN GIRLS
BATTLE AT POLO
Daughters of Washington Array Of
ficer Play on Opposing Teams
Narragansett Pier. R, I, Aug. 7. In
an exciting polo match played here to-j
day between .Newport ana narragansett
the Misses Dasha and Jeanette Allen,
daughters of MaJ. Henry T. Allen, of
Washington, played on opposing teams.
Miss Jeanette Allen who played on the
Newport team with Mrs Thomas Hitch
cock, defeated tbe Narrasansett team,
led by Miss Dasha Allei and Miss Kate'
Penn Smith, cf Philadelphia, by the
dose score of, 31-2 to 2.
The Misses Allen are members of tne
Blackbird Pols team which" frequently
engages In a polo fray with the Aiken
18.10 to Cleveland anil Return.
Halttmnn. and fthln Rskllrtvlfl- AlltrifS.t 9.
10, H, valid for return until August 10. '
FREE TOLLS FOR
. THROUGH CANAL
Senate, After All Day Debate,
Adopts Burton's Amend
ment to Bill.
CUMMINS HITS KEYNOTE
Declares Issue Should Never
Submitted to Arbitration.
After an all-day discussion, the. Senate
went on record shortly before midnight
last night by a vote of t to 1 in favor
of free tolls through the Panama Canal
for American coastwise shipping.
The vote came on a motion y Senator
Burton of Ohio to strike out the clause
In the bill as It came from the Houe
which provides that no tolls shall be
charged to vessels passing through the
canal which are engaged In American
coastwise trade. Senator Burtons mo
tion was defeated. Before the vote was
taken on the Burton proposal an amend
ment was added on motion of Senator
Hoke Smith, by a vote of C to 16. Insert
ing the word "exclusively." limiting the
free tolls to vessels engaged exclusively
In the American coastwise trade.
The adoption of Senator Burton's
amendment Is believed to foreshadow the
passage through the Senate of the free
tolls for American shipping generally.
as the bill passed the House. The fol
lowing Senators voted against free tolls:
Brapdegee. Catron. Crane. Fall. Gronna.
Lodge. Nelson. Oliver, Penrose, Root
Laatu Ten Hour.
The roll call was preced'd by a debate
on various phases of the canal legisla
tion that lasted for nearly ten hours. It
began at noor. and continued until S
o'clock, when a recess was taken until
8. at which time the debate was re
sumed and continued shortly before mid
night when a vote was taken.
The feature of the evening session
was a speech by Senator Cummins of
Iowa, in which he declared that the
question of whether the United States
should exempt American shipping from '
tolls was one which should not be sub
mitted to arbitration, and he declared
that any policy which looked to arbi
trating the matter would be attended by
national dishonor.. The men responsible
for It he declared, would go down In
history as "cowardly and unpatriotic"
Senator Williams rebuked the speech.
MOTOR BOAT MAKES
TRIP ACROSS OCEftN
Thirty-five Footer Has Terrible
Hard Work in Making
Queenstown. Aug. 7. The 35-foot mo
tor launch Detroit which crossed the At
lantic from New Tork. arrived here
safely to-aay. The Detroit is command
ed by Capt Thomas Fleming Day and
rnrriM a rrew of three. The vovace oc-
, rttnlmt tweniv-on davs and sixteen
hours. The weather was pleasant the
first seventeen das. but for the re
mainder of the trip It was terrific The
ensines withstood the strain, however,
and never stopped. When the little craft
11 Ins the Stars and Stripes entered the
harbor here the Cunard liner Caronia
sent congratulations by flap signals.
VOTES FOR FRIENDS
ARE TURNED DOWN
Suffragist Eepeats Offense on Sec
ond Ballot and Then Ad
Stratford. Conn , Aug 7 Smilingly
voting for two absent lady friends and
hci-elf by stuffing three ballots folded
together Into the ballot box. Mrs Rosa
mond WInton. leader of the btratford
suffragists, became very Indignant here
to-night when at a chool meeting the
three ballots wire thrown out and a new
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Sril to The WMbuiston llmld.
Chicago. Aug 7. Nation-wide Presiden
tial primaries, under which heading the
District of Columbia Is Included, are pro
vided in the platform of the new Pro
gressives, as adopted to-day.
This Is the only plank directly affect
ing the District in the entire document
the other pUnk Included in the original
draft pledging the party to make Wash
ington the model city of the country
having gone by the boards.
When the resolutions committee start
ed chopping the original draft from 7.0OJ
to between 3.t00 and 1.300 words this
pet ulank. of the District delegates was
Another plank. Included under the "ad
ministration of Jutiae" heading. Is be
lieved -to show the ana Italian hand of
John Mitchell, the labor leader, whose
conference with CoL Roosevelt was a
matter of cons'derable speculation.
The. clause In question rrovldrs that in
cases of contempt labor leaders shall not
be wihtencea in the courts without Jury
trial. Mitchell Is also believed to have
had a voice in the framing- of the labor
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