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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1913, Image 7

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N. A. M. PLANNED TO MAKE JIM
WATSON PRESIDENT
Washington, July 21, The Na
tional Association of Manufacturers
planned to make Jim Watson of In
diana president of the United States
if they succeeded in making him
governor of Indiana in 1908, accord
ing to a Mulhall letter read by the
senate lobby probe committee today.
The National Association of Manu
facturersfailed miserably in their at
tempt to make Watson governor of
Indiana, however, and so in 1912 they
hitched to the Taf tian star.
The letter showing the presidential
aspirations of the N. A. M. in regard
to Watson was to Mulhall from Sec
retary P. C. Schwedtman of the N.
A. M. and was dated October 17, 1908.
It reads:
"I believe the time is coming when
we can rally .round our friend, James
E. Watson, for president, as we are
now rallying to his 'support for gov
ernor. JVe need a man of his type,
a man who' is not ashamed of his
friends because tb,ey happened to be
among the respectable people. The
style of the politicians now seems to
be to wear ragged clothes so the
voters among the rabble will come
their way."
The people of the United States
doubtless will enjoy being referred
to as "the rabble." Such language,
by the way, was common in Prance,
B. R. 1.
It can only be presumed that being
"among the respectable people"
means, to Schwedtman, "among
business men."
Another interesting sidelight was
thrown on the N. A. M. in politics to
day. Letters showed" that while the N.
A. M. was supposed to be supporting
Senator Poraker, they early realized
that the Standard Oil letters had tied
a'can to him and so they did not ex
ercise themselves in his behalf. The
senator believed they were working
day and night for him, though.
Evansville, Ind., July 21. Local
brewers today denied that they met
Col. M. M. Mulhall in Chicago in 1908
for a conference with Senator Hem
enway with reference to the support
of the brewers for Watson for gov
ernor. "I do not know Mulhall and have
no recollectioq of meeting him in
Chicago or elsewhere," said Chas.
Hartnietz, head of the Evansville
Brew.ers' Association.
A similar statement was made by
the Cook Brewing Company.
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HUERTA ADMINISTRATION IN
MEXICO DOOMED
Washington, July 21. The Huerta
administration of Mexico is doomed.
This is the positive information
now in the possession of the govern
ment. It was made public this afternoon
on the highest authority, that the
people may understand why the
United States has maintained and
will maintain its present policy of
non-recognition of the Huerta ad
ministration. It is known that the United States,
in this matter, has been receiving
information it believes from sources
other than its official, accredited rep
resentatives in the southern republic.
The coming fall of the Huerta
regime is one of the reasons for the
recall of Ambassador Henry Lane
Wilson.
It would not be well for the United
States to have in Mexico City an am
bassador who would take sides at the
time of another revolution. Am
bassador Wilson has been openly fa
vorable to Huerta.
General Carranza, head of the Con
stitutionalistas, is steadily gaining re
cruits and is continuing his march on
Mexico City.
Washington. President Wilson
today expressed entire approval of
Secretary Bryan's plan for an United
States protectorate of Nicaragua.

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