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PROGRESSIVES SLAP BACK AT
The attacks of the trust news
papers on the Bull Moose party were
severely criticized at the dinner of
the Progressive Club in honor of Ray
mond Robins, state chairman of the
Progressive party, last night.
"The stand-pat newspapers are
trying to create discord and dissen
sion in our party," Sen. Prank H.
Punk charged. "I want to assure Mr.
Robins of my hearty support."
This statement of Sen. Punk prob
ably will quiet all rumors of ill-feeling
in the new party or the existence of a
factional fight between the down
state leaders and the Chicago ieaders.
Harold L. Ickes, Aid. Charles E.
Merriam, Mr. Robins, Arthur H. Shay,
Rep. Hinebaugh and Rep. W. B. El
liott also branded the stories of a
split as untrue.
Representative Hinebaugh said
the new political movement was now
only opposed by "the sinister influ
ence of political machines." He also
declared there would be no amalga
mation with the Republican party.
Mr. Rbbins reviewed the history of
the Progressive party and said it was
really coming into life years before
the last Republican convention.
"William Jennings Bryan and Rob
ert LaFollette were the real pioneers
of the progressive movement," said
The new state chairman also
praised William Sulzer, deposed gov
ernor of New York, for his fight
against the Tammany Hall crowd,
characterizing Charles P. Murphy as
the most corrupt man in American
Miss Jane Addams made a warm
speech in which she said, that the
Bull Moose party's fight for social
justice in thjis country would-soon be'
crowned with success.
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An astronomical clock.in Germany
is so perfectly constructed that its
errors amount to only one second
in more than eighteen years.
LAST MINUTE If LASHES
Judge Marcus Kavanaugh will try
for Republican nomination . for
State's attorney's office believed to"
have found one of missing witnesses
in Punk case. Mrs. Henning still ill.
Mayor Harrison announced defin
itely that new police chief, is now
member of police department.
New York. Frederick Ludewig,
head of $500,000 Fifth Av. lace im
porting, house, charged with being
principal in $200,000 undervaluation
plot to cheat government out of du
ties since 1909.
Amarillo, Tex. E. S. Hawley, engi
neer, killed, Fireman McCormick fat
ally injured, when Fort Worth and
Denver train was wrecked.
SUIT SHOWS CURIOUS COMPACT
Philadelphia, Oct. 29. A divorce
suit brought bv Mrs. Irene D. Cun
ningham of this city against Clement
it. i. uunningham, a wealthy steel
manuiacturer, m wnich she' charges
"cruel and barbarous treatment," has
brought to light a curious compact.
Fourteen years ago, before Mrs.
Cunningham was married, she states
she decided to consecrate herself to
God and live sexually immaculate.
When she found she loved Cunning
ham, she agreed to marry him pro
vided he would enter into a "purity
The compact has been carried out
faithfully by the woman, but the
man, after fourteen years, suddenly
dealized the power of nature and
wished to consummate the marriage.
This led to the action for divorce.
"That new maid at Mrs. Van Win
kle's threw some gunpowder in the
stove by mistake and was blown
through the roof. Poor giri!"
"No, poor Mrs. Van Winkle. That's
the fifth maid this year who has left
her without giving notice." N. Y.
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