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frieze." Baltimore American.
WILSON, LOGICAL CANDIDATE FOR DEMOCRATS, SAYS.
By William E. Smythe.
Washington, Jan. 8. The
Jackson day celebration was
planned as a love feast.
It will be such outwardly, but
inwardly it will be a council of
Six weeks ago the democrats
thought they would be called up
on to confront a conservative re
publican party with President
Taft at its head. But the sur
prising development of the pro
gressive' movement in the last
few weeks has changed the situa
tion completely and shattered the
democratic dream of sure and
The leaders have suddenly
awakened to the fact that they
have been living in fools' para
dise. As one of them said today:
"The republican party has the
most wonderful recuperative
powers of any party in history.
It is very annoying."
Every speaker at the Jackson
"banquet has walked jn the sun
shine of' presidential hopes,
though so.me of them -have had
but-a few vagrant gleams. Sen
ator O'Gorman, the toastmaster,
received one vote on a straw bal
lot recently taken in Nebraska.
Wilson and Clark, of course, are
leading candidates. Harmon and
Underwood, who have decided
not to be present, are others."
Hearst, Marshall and Newlands,
each has a following. And Bryan
like the poor, is always with us.
What's Coming Off?
The whole talk anong demo
crats today is about the dramatic
change in the republican situa
tion and what they will do if the
G. O. P. nominates a progressive v'
like La Follette or Roosevelt for
president and a thoroughbred like.
Hiram Johnson of California for.
But while all the leaders are
deep in thought, only one of then),
is willing f o talk out loud. This isv'
Senator Gore of Oklahoma, who
"When the nomination of Taft';
seemed certain, Woodrow Wil
son was the logical candidate for'
the democrats to name against'
him, because he is the true pro
gressive leader. The democratic1
party of today is progressive not
because it is expedient, but be
cause it is right.
'"IfyWoodrow Wilson was the5
logical ' candidate before, the
present prospect of a progressive
republican nomination makes;
him the indispensable candidate.
He will sweep the country
against anybody the republicans
can name. He is the leader the
American people are wafting for,