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HERE'S A PUZZLE PICK WILSON'S CABINET
We are printing in The Day Book today, photographs of the
men uppermost in Woodrow Wilson's mind for the various offices"
in his cabinet. Others besides the ones we name may come up be
fore March 4, but these men are the best guesses right now.
Wilson's cabinet sure is a puzzle at the present stage of the
game; Bryan being about the only one who seems a certainty. Even
he, denies that he has accepted the position of Secretary of State.
Now run through The Day Book look all the possibilities
over then make out your own cabinet and watch for Wilson's
final announcement and see how your pick compares with his.
Below is a brief outline of the men who look like the best bets
William Tennines Bryan, Ne
braska, commoner, orator, editor,
twice candidate for president,
eternal foe of "the interests," is
the man most prominent in President-elect
Wilson's mind for the
position of secretary of state, pre
mier of the cabinet.
For the treasury portfolio he is
said to be considering McAdoo
William Gibbs McAdoe, law
yer", railroad executive, tunnel
builder, born in Georgia, lived in
Tennessee, and New York. Drove
tunnels under Hudson river;
managed Wilson campaign after
Chairman McCombs broke down
Alexander Mitchell Palmer,
born and resides in Pennsylvania:
counsel for coal companies and
coal carrying railroads; progres
sive in politics; one. of the brain
est democratic democrats in the
house of representatives, where
he has been since March 4, 1909.
For the war portfolio Col.
Goethals and Maj. Gen. Barry
are most considered, it i3 reported,
Col. George Washington Goe
thals; born in Brooklyn; gradu
ate United States military acad
emy; entered army engineering
department, 1880. Chief of en
gineers in Spanish-American war.
Built Panama canal.
Maj. Gen. Thomas Henry Bar
ry, born in New York city ; grad
uated from military school; en
tered army 1877; served in Cuba,
Philippines, China; superintend
ent of West Point academy since
Aug. 31, ;910.
While representative A. Mitch
ell Palmer is being considered
fof the treasury portfolio he is
also under consideration for at
torney general. -Samuel Unte
meyer, a New York lawyer, Vir
ginian by birth, money trust
quizzer; one of the greatest cor
poration lawyers in America, is
also in Wilson's eye for this job.
So is Louis Dembitz Brandeis,
"the people's lawyer" of Boston.
Another possibility is Edwin R.
Walker, chancellor of New Jer
sey; prominent lawyer, jurist and
frjend of Woodrow WUon, when.