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PROGRESSIVE PARTY PRIMARIES AND
STATE AND COUNTY CONVENTIONS.
Col. Roosevelt is Given Great Receptions at Spokane, at
Seattle and at Tacoma. Cheering Thousands Welcome
the Illustrious Leader of the Progressives. Tuesday's
Demonstration the Biggest Affair of the Kind in the
History of the State's Metropolis. Hodge for Governor
September 10 was a red letter day
In Seattle. In adidtion to the regular
primaries, the lirst state convention of
the new Progressive party was held
that day, and Colonel Roosevelt, for
the third time in his life, visited the
big Sound City. Long be.'ore 9 o'clock
in the morning, the hour at which 1 lie
distinguished visitor was Que to arrive,
several thousand people had congre
gated at the Union Depot to get a
glimpse of the "Strenuous One." Dele
gations to the state convention repre
senting various counties were there
with banners and standards, and with
red bandanas everywhere, added a pic
turesque touch to the scene. The
Whatcom County delegation, with its
huge crimson banner upon which was
painted a large moose nead and the
inscription "The Woods' or Whatcom
Are Full of 'Km," attracted much at
tention and elicited frequent applause.
Kitsap County's banner boldly an
nounced that that county was "l."0
Per Cent Progressive," while eacli
member of the large delegation from
Chelan County carried B placard upon
which was fastened a big red apple and
which bore the words "Two (iood
Things: Itoosevelt and Red Apples."
The Spokane delegates t.:io accom
panied Roosevelt from that city carried
n standard with the significant warn
ing: "Thou Shalt Not Steal."
About a half hour after the appointed
time Colonel Roosevelt, the only sur
viving ex-President, bronzed and look
ing somewhat older than at the time
of his last visit, appeared, and was
greeted by a mighty shout of welcome
and tlie waving of thousands of ban
danas. The long parade was quickly
formed, and the journey to Dreamland
Rink, where Mr. Roosevelt was to
speak, was a continual ovation comp
ared to which the lonesome and un
eventful ride of President Taft through
the same streets ten months ago was
as a funeral march.
The big building where the parade
ended was lilled to tho limit before the
doughty Colonel's arrival and thou
sands were unable to gajn ml mission.
For an hour and a quarter kite Progres
sive nominee for President addressed
the vast audience, reiterating the state
ments made by him at the Chicago
convention and meeting with frequent
hearty applause. The ex-President de
clared that both the old parties were
antiquated organizations which in no
way met the requirements or answered
the needs of the people of the present
day. The vital issues that confront
the men and women today are evaded
or ignored by both the Democratic and
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Continuing the speaker said in part:
"1 come to you in behalf of issues
which concern not only all men and
women of Washington, but all men and
women of the whole country. We face
facts and recognize them.
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"The Progressive party is in the real
sense of the word the only national
party. We found that we could not
get justice from the politicians, so we
have urged direct Action by the people.
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"As I have grown older. I have grown
ntore progreslve rather than less pro
gressive. Some of these principles I
advocate I learned about after 1 be
came president. 1 learned them from
actual life, and not from the books.
Wb demand thai politics shall do ser
vice for economics —economics, too,
that are shot through with morality.
We have made no promise we can't
keep. We have made no promise or
the milleniuni. If we don't live up to
our principles we will expect due
Colonel Roosevelt paid a char
acteristic tribute to the men who
fought In the Civil War and reminded
them that Abraham Lincoln found that
the Whig party, to which lie bad borne
allegiance for forty-live years, was "no
longer a literal instrument for the peo
ple of the United States."
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"Lincoln went heart and soul into
the progiesive party of his day, the
Republican party. So now, In Ihe
greatest crisis since the close of the
Civil War, I ask you, ex-Republican
and ex-Democrat, to leave the two old
parties, each boss-ridden and each con
trolled by privilege, neither in touch
with the new issues, and come with
us and stand for what we stand for
namely, justice and righteousness.
The colonel was emphatic In bis de
nunciation of the political dictation
and party control by the corporations
and big interests, and claimed that the
antagonism of these interests towards
the Progressive party was due to the
fact that they could not inlluence the
new party leaders, lie referred to the
testimony of Archbold m tne recent
Standard Oil investigations in which
Mr Archbold stated t lint darkest Aby
slnnia contained nothing more dreadful
than the treatment the Standard Oil
had received at the hands of the Roose
velt administration, and the ex-Presi
dent declared that he was ready to ad
minister the -Abyssinian treatment
to the Standard Oil or any other cor
noration that persisted in violating the
law He emphasized the fact, however,
that lie was quite as ready to protect
the man of wealth if he were square as
the poor man. It was not a discrimi
nation against wealth, but merely a de
sire to see fair dealing and justice done
to all, rich and poor alike.
In his speeches Col. Roosevelt gave
his views of woman suffrage, replied
to Woodrow Wilson's criticism of the
Progressive platform for minimum
wage scales, assailed the position of
the Democratic party, and talked ol"
the tariff, the courts, the high cost of
living and the farmers. Of the Repub
lican party he said little, on the
ground that he never dUcussed "dead
Referring to woman suffrage. Col.
Roosevelt said that he had not been
induced to take up the cause of wom
an suffrage by women who devote
their time to advocating it, but by
what he had learned from women
whom he had consulted in regard to
other matters. He found that women
like Miss Jane Addams, of Chicago, he
said, whom he had consulted with re
gard to social and economic condi
tions among the workers of their sex,
were virtually in favor of woman suf
frage because they believed It would
assist working women to improve their
condition. Another consideration in
inducing him to accept this point of
view, he said, was the Influence In be
half of good government which women
had exercised through the ballot in
the Western states in which they al
ready vote. |
When Colonel Roosevelt entered the
big armory where the State Progres
sive Convention was held Tuesday, and
where he was greeted by several thou
sands of delegates and visitors to the
convention, he was prevented for sev
eral minutes from beginning his ad
dress by the wild applause which his
presence evoked. After the demon
stration had subsided somewhat, sev
eral of the delegates began to "moo"
in intnitation of the cry of the moose,
the party mascot. When at last the
speaker was able to make himself
heard, he smilingly remarked that he
was glad to have first-hand infor
mation as to just what kind of a
sound the bull moose really made.
Commenting on Col. Roosevelt's
visit to Seattle, the Post-Intelligencer
of that city, and the leading Repub
lican newspaper of the state, said edi
"Theodore Roosevelt, only living ex
president, great American, and a fore
most citizen of the world, comes to
Seattle today. As such Seattle greets
him cordially. He is no stranger. Sol
dier, historian; a hunter and a traveler
of wide note; full of energy and pa
triotism; a lover of nature in the raw;
a devoted patron of the arts and the
sciences; a man of startling eccen
tricities; almost tribal in his devotion
to the family; a preacher of righteous
ness as zealous and intrepid as Saul of
Tarsus; cpigrammist and phrase build
er of exquisite genius—a big, brilliant
man who will leave a profound im
press on the age in which he lives,
Seattle will welcome and honor him
as a clansman, a tilikum in the real
sense. Seattle will ever be ready to
pay its tribute to the personal great
ness of Theodore Roosevelt and give
public recognition to the exalted posi
tion he holds in the affairs of life."
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Within BO votes as many as his three
opponents polled in his home county,
King, Robert Hodge of Seattle was de
clared the Progressive party nominee
for governor at the primary election.
The vote of the other candidates was
as follows: Case 2:',9!i, Lawrence 1071,
In Pierce county, the home of Paul
hamus, Hodge received within 8 of as
many votes as did Paulhamus.
Hotlge secured approximately 12,000
votes out of the total of 25,01)0.
Bryan and Falconer were easy win
ners in the race for congressman-at
Senator Dan Landon of Seattle led
the held in the lirst congressional dis
trict, defeating his nearest rival,
George 11. Walker. Landon, in conse
quence, will be the Progressive candi
date against Humphrey for congress.
Oovnor Teats had a walk-away over
Plummer, the Spokane attorney, for
lieutenant-governor. E. O. Mills for
attorney general, and W. H. Kaufman
also had heavy leads over their oppon
The first Progressive party state
convention at Seattle on Tuesday rati
fied the people's choice, the Domina
tions made being ns follows:
Oongressmen-at-large, J, A. Falconer,
Everett; J, W. Hryan, Bremerton;
First District. Dan Landon, Seattle;
Second District, Stanton Warburton.
Tacoma: Third District, F. M. Good
Governor, Robert T. Hodge, Seattle;
lieutenant-governor, Govnor Teats,
Taeonia; secretary of state, W. H.
Ford. Arlington; treasurer, A. S. Corey,
Centrftllft; auditor, Andrew E. Moberg,
Mount Vernon; attorney-general, E. G
ffniuujlioatUm of Jbr fartfU Pilot ana Ihr Canton f>tm
LYNDEN. WASHINGTON. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 19/2
Copyright. lvix by American I'retu Association.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE PARTY'S
CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.
Mills, Seattle; land commissioner, W.
H. Kaufman. Bellingham; insurance
commissioner, .1. W. Colins, Kirkland.
Some opposition to the nomination
of Mr. Hodge for governor was shown
early Tuesday morning, despite the
fact that he led his nearest rival,
Paulhamus, by a plurality of 3,000.
Threats were also current about Se
attle as early as Sunday morning, that
an effort would be made to stampede!
the convention to some oilier candi
date, and declarations were also made
that the Bull Moose party nominee
would not get the support of some of
the defeated candidates' friends. It
was feared about the Progressive
parly headquarters all ITay Monday
that an attempt would be made to pre
vent the nomination of Hodge and to
make Paulhamus the standard bearer.
All serious opposition, however, was
headed off early in the day. Whatcom
County and other delegations held
early morning caucuses and decided
that the only honorable, honest and
just thing to do was to support the
It would be well to state here that
Mr. Lawrence, who was Whatcom
County's choice for governor, and his
friends, openly declared that any such
action would be an outrage upon hon
est political declaration, and that
they would not be parties to such un
warranted procedure, but would com
bat any move of the kind. Mr. Hodge,
they declared, was the party nominee
at the preferential primary election
and that the very fellows who had
caused his nomination by throwing the
hat of their friend in tno ring at the
evelenth hour, and thus causing the
vote of Lawrence and Case to be split,
had no kick coming and should be
made to abide by the result.
Shortly after convention had began
its deliberations and while the com
mittees on resolutions and on cre
dentials were preparing their reports,
Mr. Hodge appeared in the convention,
and on being greeted with lound and
continued applause and calls for a
speech, mounted the platform and
proved fully able to meet the situation.
"I have been told that there are
some men In this convention who de
clare they will not support me if I am
the nominee for governor of the Pro
gressive party. If there is any voter
who may have suported some other
candidate and who honestly believes I
am not qualified to fill the office of
governor, then I have no quarrel with
him if he elects to vote »>r somebody
else whom he considers better fitted.
"But If there is any person here or
elsewsere who will not support me be
cause his candidate was defeated at
the primaries Saturday, then 1 say
that person has no business in the
Progressive party. If any man intends
to deny the right of the people to
make their own selections for office,
I say he is not a true Progressive and
I do not want his support."
After delivery of this ultimatum the
stampeding scheme was down and out
and the work of the convention pro
ceeded, perfect harmony prevailing
throughout its deliberations.
At the conclusion of Mr. Hodge's
manly address loud calls prevailed for
the defeated gubernatorial candidates,
and Paulhamus, Lawrence and Case
made short speeches. Paulhamus was
the first to mount the platform. He
told the convention of how good a
true and well-tried public official and
estimable citizen John C.
has been and that he honored him
among his friends. He said that he
would rather have taken a dose of cas
tor oil than to have been called upon
to appear before the convention which
had wanted none of him. He did not
say why he jumped into the guberna
torial race after bis friend Lawrence
a true Progressive, had announced
himself a candidate almost a year pre
viously, and why he and his friends
after his 11th hour conversion to the
new party principles should have be
lieved him to be the only man able to
carry the Progressive standard.
The return as certified to by Chair
man Edgar C. Snyder and the cam
paign organization showed the follow
Congressman, First District —Dan-
iel Landon, 4.996; Henry Alberts Mc-
Lean, 1,547: Calvin Rutherford, 620;
George H. Walker, 2.933.
Congressman, Second District —S.
Congressman, Third District —N. W.
Durham, 3,400; E. N. Goodwin. 3,891;
Eben White, 392.
Congressuian-at-large—John E. Bal
laine, 6,993; William J. Biggar, 3,972;
J. W. Bryan. 7,956; Gordon C. Cor
baley, 6,987; J. A. Case, 3.838; Robt.
T. Hodge, 9,752; John C. Lawrence. 5,-
--330; W. H. Paulhamus. 6.703.
Lieutenant-Governor —W. H. Plum
mer, 8,753; Governor Teats. 12,268.
Secretary of State -Edward Clay son.
7,877; W. H. Ford, 10.315.
State Treasurer—Arthur S. Cory, 14,-
State Auditor—H. J. Krothauer, 7,-
--023; Andrew E. Moberg, 10.391.
Attorney-General—John F. Dore, 7,-
--129; E. G. Mills, 11,541.
Commissioner of Public Lands —
George P. Eaton, 6,895; W. H. Kauf
man. 7,776; W. B. Marsh. 3,819.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
—C. E. Beach, 17, 458.
State Insurance Commisioner, 3. W.
Collins. 7.944; Charles N. Hunt, 6,005;
Paul Hutchinson, 3,148.
The following presidential electors
were nominated and elected by the
convention: Geo. H. Walker of King
County, Win. J. Biggar of Whatcom
County, Mrs. Ellen J, Scott of Pierce
County, G. Allen Haines of Benton
County, Austin Myers of Kittitas Coun
ty, Donald Urquhart of Grant County,
and Fred Maninicke of Cowlitz County.
The Contract with the People
W. J. Biggar, of Whatcom County,
chairman of the committee on platform
and resolutions, presented the follow
ing, which was unanimously adopted:
Affirming the declaration of prin
ciples of the Progressive party adopted
at Its First National Convention at
Chicago, on August 7, 1912, we hereby
contract with the people of the state
of Washington, that in so far as the
same relates to our state, we will carry
out every provision therein contained,
and hereby pledge our state and con
gressional candidates to the fulfillment
of every principle therein contained.
The call of the people for a purer
democracy has brought forth the Pro
gresive party. Our mission Is to flfn
swer that call and to change our sys
tem of state government so that the
people can have a more direct control
over legislation and of public affairs.
We pledge our legislative candidates
to submit to the people an amendment
to the state constitution giving the
people the right to initiate amendments
to the constitution on petition of 10
per cent of the voters. I
We approve of the principles of the
Workmen's Compensation Act. but be
lieve it to be deficient in that com
pensation is too small, first aid unpro
vided for, and provision for safeguard
ing of life and limb inadequate.
We pledge ourselves to an Increase
of not less than 25 per cent in compen
sation, to provide that costs of medical
treatment shall be borne by the estab
lishment in which the accident oc
curred, up to a reasonable amount and
any further sum by the Accident Fund
of the State, and more stringent pro
visions for safeguardin.- of life and
limb. Any sick or hospital fund ac
cumulated by deduction by employers
from the wages of employes shall be a
quasi-public trust fund and must be
accounted for quarterly or oftener to
the State Industrial Insurance Com
We believe in the Initiative, Referen
dum and Recall amendments to our
constitution now submitted to the pdo
ple and will pass laws to carry those
amendments into effect if adopted at
the next November election.
We demand submission of a further
constitutional amendment providing
for the recall of the judiciary.
We favor the abolishing of all ex
cept three of the present state boards
and commissions, which shall have all
the power now vested in all of the
To the end that stocks and security
owners and purchasers shall be pro
tected from fraudulent devices, we
favor the enactment of stricter laws
regulating the issue and Bate of stocks,
bonds and promotion schemes.
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We favor the construction of good
roads for the primary benefit of our
farming districts built under such
plans as when completed will make a
complete highway system over all the
We favor a pension for the aid of
indigent mothers in order that they
may care for their minor children.
We favor the rigid Inspection of all
public and private institutions for de
linquent and indigent children.
We demand the repeal of that pro
vision of the statutes permitting one
corporation to own and »a:d stock in
We favor the National Child Labor
Law, and teachers' retirement fund.
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We are opposed to any employment
agency fee being deducted from any
employe and favor the establishment
of free employment agencies.
We demand a change In rules of the
state senate and house of representa
tives doing away with the arbitrary
power of the rules committee.
We favor the passage of a law
which will prohibit the use of a party
name in the nomination and election
of county officers.
It is essential for the wellfare of the
people of this state that the wage
earners should receive a fair share of
the products of their lamr and that
working hours should be limited. Men
engaged in various occupations have
been able, through their traaes unions,
to accomplish much in this direction,
but women workers have not suc
ceeded as well. The state has already
recognized this condition in the pas
sage of laws limiting the working
hours of women in various industries.
We favor the passage of laws fixing a
minimum wage for women workers.
We favor the amending of the pres
ent laws and the passage of new laws
governing the formation of irrigation
districts and logged-off land districts,
giving all residents of the state owning
lands in such districts a vote on all
matters concerning the same.
We pledge our congressmen to do
all in their power to secure the de
velopment of the Palouse or similar
Irrigation projects hy the United
States reclamation service at once.
We Invite all citizens, irrespective
of past party affiliations, to unite with
us in the furtherance of these princi
The Progressive Primaries.
Bad weather throughout the state
cut down the vote of the first progres
sive primary held last Saturday. Here,
at least, and pretty much all over west
of the mountains, the weather condi
tions were such as to make the vote
far below that anticipated.
1 The weather was more favorable
east of the mountains, while In some
sections of Kastern Washington there
was no rain and in consequence a far
larger vote was cast than on the west
Unquestionably the progressive vote
at the primaries Saturday was reduced
half by unfavorable climatic condi
The Progressives held no primaries
In Franklin, Stevens, Mason, Asotin,
Perry or Pend O'Reille counties.
The vote in Whatcom county proved
a big surprise to the old stand-pat
gang. It plainly showed that Whatcom
is one of the foremost progressive
counties In the state and that the Re
publican patry is down and out for
The results of the votes for the lead
ing offices in Lynden and at other
points is as follows:
Congressman—lst District: Landon
19. McU-an 13, Rutherford 1, Walker
Congressman-at I.arge—Ballaine 57.
Biggar, 87. Bryan 36,Corbaley 7, Fal
Governor —Case 8, Hodge 8. Law
rence Sfi, Paulhamus 14.
Lieutenant Governor —Plummer 43,
Stale Auditor —Korthauer 87, Mo
Commissioner Public Lands —Eaton
86, Kaufman 52, Marsh 11.
At Everson Mr. Lawrence had a ma
jority over all other candidates for
governor, and at Nooksack he polled
1+ votes less than Paulhamus and 6
At Ferndale the vote on governor
was: Case 2, Hodge ti. Lawrence 9.
Paulhamus 40. Teats for Lieut. Gov
ernor here received 45 to Plummet's
9. Kaufman for state land commis
sioner received SS, Marsh 25 and Ea
ton 18 votes.
At Hlaine the vote on governor was
as follows: Case 7. Hodge 18, Law
rence 55, Paulhamus 14.
Delta gave the following vote:
For Congressman, Ist District: Lan
don ;S, McLean 1, Walker 28.
For Congressman-at-l.jirge: Rallalne
4, Biggar 28, Bryan 26, Corbaley 27,
Governor —Hodge 3, Lawrence 28.
Lieut. Governor —Plummer 6, Teats
Land Commissioner —Eaton 9, Kauf
man ii. Marsh 17.
Geo. H. Walker led In Whatcom
county for the nomination for con
gressman of the First District by an
overwhelming majority. The total
vote in this county, including the city
of Bellingham, was as follows:
Congressman, First District —Daniel
Landon, 89; Henry Alberts McLean,
194; Calvin Itutherford, 38; George H.
Cougressman-at-Large—John E. Bal
luine, 163; William J. Biggar, 750;
.1. W. Bryan, 206; Gordon C. Corbaley,
90; J. A. Falconer. 120.
Governor—Otto A. Case. 120; Robt.
T. Hodge, 100; John C. Lawrence,
850; W. H. Paulhamus, 303.
Lieutenant-Governor —W. H. Plum
mer, 266; Govnor Teats, 489.
Secretary of State —Edward Clay
son, 288; W. H. Ford, 415.
State Treasurer —Arthur S. Cory,
State Auditor —H. J. Korthauer, 602;
Andrew E. Moberg, 216.
Attorney General —John F. Dore.
269; E. G. Mills, 465.
Commissioner of Public Lands —
George P. Eaton, 297; W. H. Kaufman,
393; W. B. Marsh, 111.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion—C. E. Beach. 682.
State Insurance Commissioner —J.
W. Collins. 845; Charles N. Hur-t, 218,
Paul Hutchinson, 133.
Progressive Party County
The first Progressive party con
vention in Whatcom county was held
Tuesday lv Woodmen hall, in Bel
lingham and a full county ticket
nominated to place in the field for
the November election. At 3:30
the convention adjourned, after
nominating the following ticket:
State Senator- -Chas. B. Sampley,
of Lynden; State Representatives -
Fifty-third district, Ouy B. Dunning,
of Blame; J. J. Falknor, of Moun
tain View; Fifty-fourth district, L.
C. Short, of Silver Beach and C. C.
Siegel of Bellingham.
Prosecuting Attorney—F. W. Bix
Treasurer —O. A. Bremner. Bel
Clerk—E. M. Smith, Birch Bay.
Engineer—Sherd J. Noble, Bel
Coroner —Dr. 0, E. Beebe,,Ever
Sheriff —J. 11. Aitken, Mountain
Assessor —Fred Wewetzer, Fern
Commissioners — Second District
Henry Shagren, Lynden; Third Dis
trict, C. B. Legoe, Ferndale.
Auditor—Miss Nellie Brandt, Bel
County Superintendent —R. J.
Justice of the Peace -W, II Hea
ton and Miss S. Biggs, I idling ham.
Constable —Charles R. Hender
Wreckmnster - C.eorge A. Hender
son, of Rome precinct.
The main contention of the con
vention was the senatorshlp, Chas.
B. Sampley winning over J. A. Loch
haum on a vote of 00 to 42. The
contest on assessor ended after
the third ballot was taken, which re
suited in the defeat of Alson W.
Steers by Fred Wewetzer.
Republican State Primaries.
The following are the probable win
ners of the Republican state candi
dates at the primaries on Tuesday:
For Governor— M. K. Hay (certain
For Congressman, First District —
Will E. Humphrey (certain of nomina
tion): Second District, Albert John
son; Third District, William L. La
Congressnian-afcl.arne —J. E. Frost
(apparently certain) and Frank Ham
Secretary of State—l. M. Howell.
State Treasurer —D. H. Cox.
Attorney General—W. V. Tanner.
State Insurance Commissioner —H.
Probable winners of the Democratic
For Governor —E. C. Million.
Congres.sman-t-Large—E. O. Connor,
State Treasurer—Louis Gilbert.
Lieutenant-Governor —Lester Edge.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
—Mary A. Monroe.
The Prohibition party met in con
vention at Seattle on Tuesday and
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