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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 08, 1912, Image 5

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too willing tq get down tp .settle
n,nt. But when they rnentioned
wages, .Busby became evasive,
and said: it would be best to leave
the quctpn to the last.
Then Bfusby began rehashing
old" questions, on which agree
ments have- long been reached,
and, the-conference ended in noth
ing breing done.
But after the meeting all the
trust .newspapers came out with
big headlines, saying there would
be -no strike and misrepresenting
the union's, sjde of the story.
Mayor. Harrison sent for Pres.
Roach, of the Railways Co., and
Busby, of the City Railway Co.,
to, meet him this afternoon.
The Bull Moose convention is
all over, and , today the Moose
" were trekking for home.
' Theodore Roosevelt, represent
ing the East, and Hiram W.
Jbhnson, the West, is the national
ticket
Roosevelt -left for. Oyster Bay
this afternoon. He was so happy
ov,er his.nomination that he yas
grinning all day long.
When, just before leaving,
Rooseyelt met Burke Burnette in
the Congress lobby, 'he slapped
hiip on the back, grabbed his hand
and cried out: "Why, you old
wpffiy . ,
Wjtfuii ten minutes tfae new
greeting had spread all over the
hqtelahd Bull Moosers were try
ing it'on all their friends.
Qeo. W. Perkins of N. Y., Sen.
Joseph 'M. Dixon and Former
Sen. Albert J. Bevendge met to
day .and planned out the Bull
iM,o,9se campaign.
Perkins, J. Pierp. Morgan's for
mer partner, will be chairman of
the national executive committee.
Dixon will head the managing
committee and will take the
stump himself.
Beveridge will attend to the
Middle West, Johnson to the Pa
cific coas and Roosevelt hhnself
will be all over.
Just as Rooseyelt left Chicago
Eugene Chafin, Prohibition norji
inee for president, arrived. '
Chafin accuses Roosevelt of
sidestepping what, he calls the
basic cause of the high cost of liv
ing the production of liquor in
his platform.
As the' progressives delegates
left Chicago today every one
seemed certain that the Roosevelt-Johnson
ticket would wm in
November.
The only cjoud that was cast
on the convention was the defec
tion of Bill Flinn of Pittsburgh.
Flinh nearly had a fit when
Roosevelt demanded that a full
Progressive ticket be put up in
Pennsylvania and that Flinn sup
port it.
The reason wasn't hard to selek.
Flinn jqs.t recently snagged the
Pennsy' Republican organization
from Boss Penrose and he doesn't
want to be separated from it.
There will be four women on
the national committee of the
Progressive party.
Just who thevwomen will be has
not yet been decided, but Jane
Addams is almost certain to be
one of them.
Police trying to find out names
of men and women injured when
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