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'WARID CHRISTIAN SOLDIER" "-" "
Teddy's Bull Moose meetings at Providence and Boston were
so big and so enthusiastic that politicians in both the old parties arel
sitting up taking notice. And there are some things about the newi
moyement they can't understand.
Opening political meetings with prayer and adopting "Onward r
Christian Soldier" as a campaign song is something new'in politics.
and that's just what the Progressives are doing.
Nobody would have the nerve to try fliat on either of the old
parties. Just imagine Taft abdut io address a Republican meeting,
and while he is sitting on the stage the chairman announces 4hat :
"The G. O P. quartette win how sing, 'Onward Christian
Soldier,' and the audience will please join."
Then imagine Murray Crane, Boies Penrose, .Bill Barnes and,
Guggenheim stepping forward, tuning Up and leading the singing.
Or imagine the impressive WoodroW Wilson sitting back ready
to speak, and a quartette coming out to sing "Onward Christian
Soldier" and the quartette consisting of Charley Murphy, Took
Taggart, Bill Hearst and our own Roger Sulliyan.
We'd go miles to hedr either of those distinguished quartettes r
sing, but We'd hate to have either of them tackle that grand oldr
song, "Onward Christian Soldier."
Ifwould be about as bad af hiving an Illinois Republican
quartette made up of Vic Lawson, Deneen, Wayman and Jim Keeley
sing the same song, of a Democratic quartette consisting of Carter!
Harrison; Andy Lawrence, Michael Kenna and Barney Grogan. j
.Now, we can easily itnagine any one of those political quartettes-,
singing "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," or "If You Ain't Got No
Money, Why You Needn't Come Around." It wouldn't seem out
of place to hear them sing "You Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg
Aroun'," "You Great Big Beautiful Doll," or "Everybody's Doin'j
It," but we can't well imagine any one of them singing "The Bat-t
tie' Hymn of the Republic' or "Onward Christian Soldier' andj
getting away with it., " . 5
Yes, there's something new in politics, and it last name is Bull
Mpose. t . I
-r -r o o-
"Tommy,," exclaimed the moth
er, reproachfully, "you've- been
fighting again Yr
"I couldn't help 'it, marrirria.
That jBobby Jones ihsulted hie,"
replied the bo.
"That was b reason for figh
mg," said the mother, "YoUj
should have remembered . that a
soft answer turneth away wrath0
and given him a soft answer." 7
"I did," replied the boy "I hit'
him with a chunk of mud.'