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donations to this year's campaign and got nearly $100,000?
Do you remember how he said they couldn't afford to let one, or two,
or three men finance the campaign and then think they owned the party.
Robins' eyes must have been open by that time to what trick Perkins
was up to and he meant Perkins. For Perkins financed the 1912 cam
paign and was permitted to get his money's worth a Wall Street's mo
ney's worth by bossing the 1916 convention.
Tm one of the betrayed, for I fell for the Bull Moose platform of 1912
and voted for Teddy. I wouldn't vote for him now for. alderman of the
Nineteenth ward in Chicago, and I won't follow him to Hughes.
I'm again a progressive with a small p, and Teddy has my permission
to go back to Africa and stay there and let the tropical sun beat down on
his fellow streak. ,
(In tomorrow's Day Book Herbert Quick will tell about the assassina
tion of the Progressive Party.)
TEDDY'S SWAN SONG
T. Rooseevlt's letter declining the
Bull Moose nomination and coming
out strong for Hughes was given out
for publication today.
He says since the nomination most
of the letters and telegrams asked
him to refuse to run.
He says the Progressive national
convention of 1916 was made up of
men and women on a level with
those who made up the convention
Then he rings in the world war
and the necessity for spiritual and
industrial preparedness, and says the
people are not ready to accept a new
He says either Hughes or Wilson
will be elected and he prefers
Hughes, roasting the Wilson admin
istration to a turn and eulogizing
Hughes as a much better man.
Incidentally he takes a crack at the
"professional" German - Americans,
but boosts the German-American
rank and file as American patriots.
He says he will strongly support
Hughes and asks his fellow Progres
sives to do the same.
.COMMITTEEMEN BOLT MEETING
- OF MOOSE NAT'L COMMITTEE
Insurgent committeemen bolted
the meeting of the Progressive na
tional committee' at the Auditorium
hotel today when Geo. Perkins tried
to deliver the party to Hughes.
Col. John M. Parker, Louisiana,
Bull Moose nominee for vice pres.,
left the meeting room when it be
came evident that the inner ring was
determined to put the Bull Moosq
party on record for Hughes.
Henry Cochems, Wis.; BainbridgeS
Colby, N. Y., who nominated Roose
velt Berton Vance, Ky. ; A. T. Moon,
Utah; J. M. Ingersol, Idaho, and
Judge Norton, N. Carolina, bolted
with Parker. They said they would
return to the meetings when they
were thrown open to the public, that
they we ertired of star chamber ses-
Parker's faction insisted on pre
serving the Bull Moose party as a
national organization in the present
campaign. Perkins advocated en
dorsement of Charles E. Hughes and
acceptance of Col. Roosevelt's stand
as that of the committee.
Perkins said the meetings would
be thrown open as soon as some con
fidential conferences with Judge
Hughes were finished.
In a letter Parker wrote to CoL
Roosevelt, declining an invitation to
visit him at Oyster Bay, Parker said
he could never support Hughes,
whom he termed the candidate of a
Republican convention which was
frightened into nominating him
through fear of hyphenism,