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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ELECTION
By Gilson Gardner.
Washington, Nov. 7. In the
people's fight to overthrow the
"invisible government" the elec
tion of Woodrow Wilson and the
founding of a- new party is a dou
The bull moose vote would
have liked Roosevelt in the white
house. Wilson was chosen be
cause millions of people believed
The bull moosers fought val
iantly. Their fight does much
toward breaking down the bi
partisan control of the govern
ment nTThe interest of special
privilege. They had three months
in which to organize a national
party. Their party ran second in
nearly every state in the union
where it did not run first, and
even in. the solid bourbon south
they have laid firmly the founda
tions of a newfrite man's party.
Privilege and the reactionary
idea was represented b Taft.
How the voters feel on that sub
ject is easily read in the 'figures:
Taft has received a well merited
punishment for his deliberate be
trayal of the trust imposed in
him. He and his Penrose-"Crane-Guggenheim
supporters are now
relegated to the scrap heap of
The election of Wilson will un
questionably mark the beginning
of a fight in congress for the big
progressive policies to vhjch both
Wilson and Roosevelt are com
mitted. President-elect Wilson be
speaks the aid of progressives of I
all parties. He will get it. There
will be opposition to Wilson, but
it will not be partisan.
As the champion of measures
which are truly progressive, the?
men whom Wilson will find ori1
the other side will be such as Sim-?
mons of North Carolina, Under-'
wood o Alabama, Bankhead,3
Fitzgerald, Bacon of Georgia,1
Clayton of Alabama, Ballinger of.
New Hampshire, Lodge of Mass--achusetts,
Root of New York, andt
other reactionaries in both par
ties and in both houses of con4
Wilson will receive theactivei
support of men like Clapp, Bris-
tow, Poindexter, Owen, Gbre,
Lea, Murdock, Lenroot, Kent'
and others of that faith.
, Where bull mooser shave beeriJ
returned in this election they will'
be found upholding Wilson's
hands against the reactionary
members of the Democratic pari
ty and what remains of the stand
pat Republican party.
The fight is not a parry fightA
At the end of four years, it is notj
at all impossible that Wilsorii
might be the nominee of the pro-
gressive party, and some manj
like Oscar Underwood might be
Lfefte favorite son of the so-called?
There is the same division in
the Democratic party on funda-
mental policies which caused thef
break in the Republican organ izaA
tion. It requires only the" ocean
sion to separate the elements.
It is impossible that President
elect Wilson -shduld work wit