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Republican progressive where their
records show them to be such.
Will Roosevelt be candidate for
president in 1916?
It is my personal conviction that
he will. If he lives and goes on'flght
ing for the progressive policies as he
says he will, no human power can
Will the Republican party, in a
'final desperate effort to regain lost
power, accept him as the candidate
after the progressives have nominat
That is a question which will be
decided without any assistance from
"Would you, Colonel, accept the
That is a question which Roosevelt
will never answer.
-It will be put to him in one way or
another, in the next two years, many
hundred times. As often as it is put
to him he will decline to answer.
Can the progressive principles be,
forced into -the Republican platform?
Can the reactionary leadership of the
Republican party be overthrown?
Can Penrose, Barnes, Crane, Taft
and company be dumped upon the
political scrap-heap and the party
turned over to leaders who are
abreast of the most enlightened po
litical thought oFthe day?
When these questions are answer
ed Roosevelt will be rteady to answer
the question as tojtvhether he will
consent to be the Republican nom
Will Roosevelt refuse the Republi
He willjanswer that que'stion when
the nomination is offered, not before.
Roosevelt's attitude toward the Re
publican nomination is made more in
teresting by the fact that there is al
ready a strong faction among his en
thusiastic partisans who are willing
to intrigue for he Republican nom
ination. They see nothing but con
tinued Democratic power ahead un
less the divided opposition can be'
'united, and they believe such a union
could he forced by the double nom
ination, Just how Roosevelt will deal with
this element in his party remains to
The Colonel will postpone his poli
cies until he gets back from Spain
and has had a chance to confer with
numerous friends and go over the
happenings of the seven months dur
ing which he has been entirely out of
touch with affairs in the United
I have an idea that when he goes
into the congressional and senatorial
campaigns he will handle the Wilson
administration rather ' roughly. He,
has already hinted at his opinions on
the Columbian treaty, canal tolls and
general foreign" policies, and there id
a broad field open in the administra
tion's trust program and other mat-v
ters more or less directly connected
with the cost of living.
But all this will work out after the
above mentioned conferences.
Suffice it to say the Old Bull is back
with considerable snort in his system,
and the merry game of national
politics will, from this time, be look
MAY BE MEXICAN BATTLE RIGHT
UNDER AMERICANS' NOSES
Vera Cruz, Mex., May 23. Chances
for a battle between the Mexican
rebels and den. Huerta's forces un
der the very noses of the Americans
holding Vera Cruz and vicinity were
believed to be increased today. Gen.
Aguilar, who was at Tampico, con
tinues landing troops at Puta del
Only six miles now separate the
opposing Mexican forces. Gen. Funs
ton, in command of Vera Cruz, ap
parently is unconcerned, and has
made no move to interfere with the
MEDIATION NEWS UNDER LID
CLAMPED DOWN TIGHT
'Washington, May 23. Sensational
stories of the impending coUaose of'
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