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4 THE PRESIDENTIAL f
, , DOGFIGHT
Suitto dissolve the Harvester
Trust nd thus increase its div
idends in the Standard Oil and
Tobacco cases rwiil be brought
. in U. S court, St Paul, Minn.,
tomorrow, v ' .
Strange, is it not that this shit;
jhould be brought on the verv
maries? Correct, Johnny, it is)J
noi 5irangcin. au, ,
Meantime, the president and
tie oidy Hying ex-pfesident of the
U. & are chasing each other
around Massachusetts plotting
each other in the Ananias Club,
and giving the people aseijjoya
ble a tim eas they could Jiavc At
a dog fight.
' Tatsays, and offers to prove
it,1 without doing so, that he was
in the Philippine Islands aLthe
time Roosevelt says he, as a mem
ber of Roosevelt's cabinet, agreed
to delay Jin the prosecutioii of the
Harvester trUst. -
Roosevelt has wired George
Corjtelyou, his former secretary,
and former attorney general
Bonaparte, asking if they remem
ber if Taft attended the cabinet
meeting .when the Harvester
Trust was discussed.
-Taft has given out a letter from
Robert T. Lincoln, son 6f Abra
JhamfLincoln and former head of
thePuIlman Car Company, de
nouncing Roosevelt for'epvert
ing and misapplying" his fath
er's xvords and views.
Which is fine, but we-should
not forget that Sous of great
men all remind us that their
fathers were great men.
Also, George W. Prkins, for
mer partner of Pierp. Morgan,
has thrown his hat into the ring,,
and announced that the Taft peo
ple still owe him $15,000 he lent
them in the 1903 campaign, and
that he holds notes to prove it.
"Wall Street is laughing in its
sleeve at what has been going' on
(in'the way of trust prosecu
tions.) It is behind Taft to a
a man," deposes Perkins.
The only.candidates in $iefield '
right now thate in any way
likely to make Wall Street laugh
on the other side of its face are
La Folletteand Wilson.
Apd you'll notice that thevWaU
Street knife has been busy in the
backs of those two gentlemep.
Secretary of Commerce and
Labor Nagel has joined the Taf t
ian party, and is spending his
time trying to .explain how in
Jerusalem-jbesjnanaged to let
RooseveUvSpff all the Miss
bachelor wlio'-spends his odd mo
ments being postmaster general
meaning Frank Hitchcock is
lying extremely low in Washing
ton, and refusingto see Taft or
any Taft messenger,
Taft, who picked Hitchcock
himself for reasons of his own,
is now filledwith. a deep-seated
suspicion thatf the bachelor per
son is loading up postmaster?
and other federar officeholders
with the .brand of dvnaraite that
wont do Taft anjr'good.