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But the two accused aldermen did
have evidence that they had never
made the "treasonable" speeches at
tributed to them by the morning pa
pers. The chairman of the meetmg
where the speeches were made, sev
eral in the audience and two. report
ers testified before the committee
that the Tribune and Examiner were
garbling reports of Kennedy talks.
When other witnesses had finished
the two councilmen had a word to
Rodriguez asked the patriotic la
dies from the 3d and 27th wards
whether or not they had enlisted in
the Red Cross during the Spanish
American war. The did not
"Well," he declared, "I enlisted as
a soldier and went down into the
thick of the fighting for the United
States while patriots of the Tribune
r sort stayed home."
; Alderman Kennedy directed his at
tack on the Tribune's reputation for
"Now, it appears that the Tribune
editorially quotes from a story in the
Examiner without sending a reporter
to find out whether or not the Exam
iner story is founded on fact That
gives us a line on the way the Tri
; bune writes editorials,
t "There seems to be a studied effort
on the part of the Tribune to mis
represent what I have said. The Tri- j
bune is trying to confuse the minds
i of the people just before an alder-
manic election in which I am a can
i didate for office. I think we can"sum
up the efforts of the Tribune, as an
' attempt to use the tremendous pow-
'- er of a metropolitan newspaper at
election time to strike in the dark at
a candidate who opposes the inter-
ssts the Tribune protects.
"Their methods in" this matter
I seems to show that the Tribune went
out of its path-to lie about me to hurt
me politically. And this is not the
f first time the newspaper has lied
about me with a purpose in view."
EXPECT IT WILL BE EASY TO
PASS CLOTURE RULE
Washington, March 8. Senate
leaders anticipate a comparatively
light task in passing proposal to shut
off unlimited debate such as killed
armed neutrality bill.
United support of Republicans and
Democrats insured, leaders predict-
ed, that scarcely longer than week
will he necessary to shatter senate
traditions and kill filibustering
yOnly Sens. Sherman and France '
are openly recorded in caucuses in &
opposition to cloture plan. Even if
they have support of LaFollette, .
Gronna and others, they could not
long thwart the will of the senate.
Only in closing days of a session is
filibustering by a few effective.
Officialdom, today awaits what
Pres. Wilson has to say or do on
arming merchantmen. A had cold
and doctor's orders that he shall
work little may not prevent him from
framing his course at once.
Opposition to retaining gen. Stone
in foreign relations committee chair
manship runs high, but traditional
senatorial courtesy" granting se
niority the preference will halt any
move to oust him, it is believed.
Washington. Pres. Wilson con
fined to his bed with an aggravating
Assurance is given that president's
cold has developed no complications.
NOTHING OF REVOLUTION LEFT
BUT THE EXECUTIONS N
Havana, March 8. Revolution in
Cuba is apparently ended. Capture
of Ex-Pres. Jose Miguel Gomez and
his entire staff, leader of insurrectos,
was expected today to be followed
by sentence of death on these con
spirators. Reports current that remnants of
rebels in Camaguey had been forced
to capitulate. a
o o -
Lsndon. "Call plowmen from the
trenches or starve next, summer."
warns Th. Mail