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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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cratic party men like Wm. Mc
Combs, Homer Cummings, David
Houston, Urey Woodson and Newton
Baker, who are practical politicians
were for inviting the Moosers.
They told the Democratic dele
gates that you couldn't stall the "Pro
gressives by a lot of promises. They
had gotten enough stalling from
Roosevelt and Geo. Perkins last
week. The only way you could get
them with Wilson, McCombs argued,
was to bring them in on the ground
floor and let them make their plat
form demands. He urged immediate
But now comes the Charley Murphy-Roger
Sullivan -Tom Taggart
Old Guard gang, representing finan
cial interests, with a grand wallop
that may chase the Progressives
back to the G. O. P.
They say they're perfectly willing
that McCombs should ask the Pro
gressives to vote Democratic. But
as for giving them a voice in the
framing of the platform, that would
never do. And Tom Taggart, acting
as speokesman for the Old Guard,
said today he would fight any at
tempt to give Bull Moose chieftians a
voice in the making of the Democrat
ic platform.
Each side is looking for support
ers. As each delegation arrives in
St Louis they are buttonholed and
asked their views on inviting the
Those who favor Taggart's views
say that if the Democrats adopt any
radical planks on the urgence of the
TUnnse rhieftians it will drive the
trusts completely to the support of
others, including: Woodson, say if
the Democrats give the Moosers a
fair voice in the making or the plat
form it will bring most of the 4,000,
000 Bull Moose votes to Wilson. He
hplipvps that the Progressives are al
ready inclined that way and only
need to be shown to come an tne
upon President Wilson's own views
on how far the Democrats should go
with the third-party men. Wilson's
word on this may become known De
fore tomorrow morning. He is said
to be preparing a message to the par
ty leaders on that subject.
McCombs this afternoon wired
Bainbridge Colby of New York an in
vitation to join the Democratic party.
Colby nominated Roosevelt at the
Bull Moose convention, but has since
repudiated the colonel
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St Louis, June 13. "Enact the
Susan B. Anthony amendment be
fore the end of the present session of
congress or fight. Half a million dol
lars is available for the fight"
The National Woman's party will
present the above ultimatum to the
Democratic convention. The wom
en say they will not be satisfied with
favorable mention by the Democrats.
They want action on the amendment
now burled in the judiciary commit
tee. This amendment puts the ques
tion of nation-wide suffrage up to
the states for approval.
If the administration fails to act,
the Woman's party plans to cam
paign the twelve suffrage states in an
effort to swing every woman voter
against the Wilson ticket.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 13. Col.
Roosevelt leaves New York today for
a conference with Raymond Robins,
chairman of the Progressive conven
tion, and Harold Ickes of Illinois.
They hope to have him reconsider
his withdrawal as a presidential can
didate. o o
Fire attorney investigating de
struction last night of Calumet
Council, K. of C, quarters, fire es
cane lowered and door unlocked
from outside. Is largest K. C. coun
Meanwhile, a great deal depends 1 cil in the world

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