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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1912, Image 12',
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SAYS T. R. AND TAFT ARE
IN A CONSPIRACY
, Denver, Col., March 29.
"Theodore -Roosevelt is backed
by the same interests as are sup
porting President William How
'The Steel Trust is back of
Roosevelt's campaign as it is
back of Taft's.
"Roosevelt's boom was started
by a Steel Trust man. The pur
pose of it was to split the pro
gressives backing La Follette. "
"The game that is being play
ed on the people of this country
by Roosevelt and Taft with the
aid of the Steel Trust, or rather,
by the Steel Trust with the aid of
Roosevelt and Taft, is the biggest
piece of political trickery ever at
tempted in this country."
Walter L. Houser, manager of
the campaign of Robert. M. La
Follette, of Wisconsin, thus ex
pressed his idea of the present ex
traordinary situation in the Re
publican party today. Houser
explained what heineant as fol
"Look at what has happened !
"For the first time in the his
tory of the country it seemed as
if the wishes of thepeople were to
enter into the nomination of a
presidential standard bearer for
the Republican forty.
"The people were progressive.
They looked to La Follette.
Roosevelt announced that he, too,
was progressive, and -would sup
port La Folletje.
"Then it began to look as Jf
La Follette might be elected, for
the people daily were rallying to
him. i ' i
"Then there were a few mid
night visits of George M. Perkins,
Pierpont Morgan's man; to
Roosevelt, and Roosevelt sudden
ly changed. j.
"He came out and declared
that he was a candidate. He ap
pealed for the progressive vote,
and who started his boom? Dan
Hanna, owner of the Cleveland
Leader, agent of the Steel Trust.
"Theodore Roosevelt is not a
progressive. He. could not be a
progressive with jthe support of
such men as Perkins and Hanna.
"But the progressives have
been split. Some of tnem believe
in Roosevelt, ahd'have, turned to
'The people have been cheated
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