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thing today in American political lif
I have been reading over the Pro
gressive platform of 1912 and com
paring that document with what has
happened during the last three years.
I find the platforms and the record
of accomplishment in both ' parties
form a wonderful tribute to the Pro
"Woman suffrage, jeered at by
both old parties, is now accepted in
their platforms. In a very large
number of states the legislatures
have worked out workmen's compen
sation bills and other legislation of
the humane character indorsed by
the Progressive party in 1912.
"The big thing in this Progressive
movement," Parker went on, inter
rupting himself, "is that this party
was the first really to stand for hu
man rights as against the exclusive
rights of property and special privi
lege. This is the party which brought
to the front child labor laws, work
men's compensation measures, the
regional bank plans, rural credits, old
age pensions, mothers' pensions and
all kinds of legislation looking into
the betterment of the lot of the work
ing man and woman.
"For too long both old parties have
been dominated by big business and
have worked for the particular bene
fit of corporate and large interests.
It was time the affairs of the coun
try should be looked at from the
point of view of the 65 per cent who
die, leaving no property and who
work to try to get just a sufficiency
of daily food, clothes and shelter.
"When left the old party I did not
leave for personal advantage or mo
mentary advantage. I went into this
movement for the big future and. for
my children and their children. .
party which stands for important
fundamental things can well afford
to look to the future for ultimate
New York. Reduction of 1 cent a
gallon on gasoline announced by the
Standard Oil Co.
POLITICIANS FAIL TO FIND BIG
POINTS IN HUGHES TALK
G. 0. P. politicians today dissected
Chas. E. Hughes' speech trying to
find the big points. Most of them
were disappointed. They felt that,
although Hughes was given great
applause, his speech lacked a punch.
Most of it consisted of the usual pre
election promises made by every can
didate for every office in the U. S.
He made promises against "pork
barrels." He denounced the Wilson
administration. He preached firm
ness in the Mexican situation. He
spoke of his ideas for "efficiency" in
every department of the govern
ment All this was expected. But the
"big idea" the politicians yearned
for, that they might make of it a
campaign battle cry, was missing.
However, Hughes made a good im
pression and did much to offset his
reputation for "coldness." About
12,000 packed the Coliseum to hear
the candidate. And they went away
AUTO RIDE AND BEACH PARTY
FOR WOMEN UNIONISTS'
The Women's Trade Union league
will hold its next meeting Sunday, 3
p. m., at the home of Mrs. Edith Mc
Kay, 2308 Central St., Evanston.
After a short business meeting,
autos will take those who attend for
a ride along the North Shore boule
vards. Supper will be served on the
beach after return from the auto trip.
Take Evanston "L" train to How
ard st., change to Evanston surface
car and get off at Walnut and Central
"HOUR AHEAD'! DIDNT GO
Hamilton, Ont, Aug. 9. Two
months of "daylight saving." was
sufficient for Hamilton.
On June 4 city council ordered all
clocks set ahead an 'hour. Citizens,
however, did not enjoy rising an hour
earlier mornings, so last night city,
fathers reverted to standard time, to
take effect 10 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 13.