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What the Progressive Party Stands For
1. A party based on present issues.
2. A nonsectional party.
3. The people must rule.
4. No child labor.
5. Living wage for woman workers.
6. No night work for women and an 8
7. One day's rest in seven.
8. Safety standards for wage-earners.
9. Health standards to stop "sweating."
10. Insurance against old age and loss of
11. Fair compensation for industrial ac
12. Full publicity of work conditions.
13. Training for those who quit school
14. Laboratories to aid production.
15. Support of the principle of unionism.
16. A federal department of labor.
17. The invisible government must go.
18. Direct primaries, local and national.
19. Popular election of senators.
20. The short ballot.
21. Initiative, referendum and recall.
22. Stringent laws against bribery.
23. Publicity for . legislative work "in
24. No more officeholders as party officers.
25. The Constitution belongs to thepcople.
26. It should be more easily amended.
27. People, not the courts, the final au
28. Recall on court rulings of unconsti
29. Right of appeal in cases lost by the
30. Reform in legal and judicial procedure.
31. No special injunction in labor disputes.
32. Jury trial for "contempt" in strikes.
THE STANDPAT MUD
BATTERIES AT WORK
Poisoned Arrows of Libel from Character Assassins
Aimed at Bob Hodge. Character Assaults
Not New in Washington Politics.
When, nearly three months ago»-
John L. Wilson; chief owner of the t
P.- 1., and dictator of its policies, t
tried without success to bribe Hob
ert T. Hodge to keep out of the race a
for governor, he told Hodge that he j
would be sorry before he got through ~
with it. Wilson has lived up to c
his threat. The P.- I. is now daily 8
publishing stories which spread over ,
many columns and which are re- v
markable for the fact that tbey car-' s
ry about as many misstatements as \
Uiey do punctuation marks. Pb-| ]
pers are being prepared and will be ,
immediately served on the publish- ,
er of the P.- 1., asking for dam- h
ages for libel. The charges therein ,
made will be given a thorough air- 0
ing in court. 1
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"We know the candidate we are 1
offering for governor on Prog
ressive ticket." writes E. 0. Snyder,|
chairman of the State Progressive ,
Committee. "We know him to be a ,
man in every way worthy of the sup t
port of every decent man and wo- ,
nan in this state, and cannot but be | ,
lieve that such a dastardly attack as
that In the local stand pat paper wlll ,
have the effect of bringing to the: g
support of Mr. Hodge all people who
appreciate a fair fight with W» ,
weapons. We know all about Mr. L
Hodge's private life and the rntt-i ,
dents that lead up to his ' »v«rce and
we know that there IsW*.on. ln£ ,
.lent In his private life that re- ,
SSi in tnertlghteat degree or, ,
our candidate as a man, as a bus ,
band or as a father." «
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The following message comes from
Seattle under date *2Witl»«
The publication in the P - I ««» ,
allied affidavit sworn to by Jennie (
Uodae former wife of Kouerr »•
Hodke Progressive party candidate
I pernor, in which gross charge.
tn his support and a score or cvi ,
ed t *****2"7 h- 8(llt e headquarters
"busy bylnd'.gnant people, wh j
.?>! to offer their services to do
35 they could for Bob Hodge.
~T he PecuHar tM^out^he^o-j;
ca „ed «A*J3S> of thai
gar . Pro/ress ye committee. "i«
has br»nght forth so many!
XtiUTw*. have known o«r p
such a mass
Wijt Itjmben Qfrtfmne
ttottaaliuatinn of ffhr Jarlfir Pilot ana ffhr tonbrn &tm
Planks in Its "Contract With the People."
of evidence that It is proving :i
greater task to sift it out than to
get it. We are taking our time uoi
as to be able to present to the
people of the state our side of the
case in a manner that will make it
easy reading. There is not one
single point that reflects on the
character of Mr. Hodge that we
will not be able to answer to the
satisfaction of any fair minded man 1
We are on the trail of the most a
mazing plot, hatched by the Hay
people, to wreck the character of
our candidate, and when the people
learn the truth we cannot see how'
they can help flocking to the cause 1
of Mr. Hodge in such numbers that
he will be placed in office by a
vote that will be of landslide pro
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"We will produce proof that the
Hay people und the papers knewi
that the charges were false when]
they appeared. We will show that
the lengths to which the machine I
has gone to protect the office It now
owns, and to keep In It a man who r
they own, body and breeches, are
such as to forever bring disgrace on
the once virile republican party.
The spectacle of Hay hiding behind
the skirts of a woman und urging
her to disgrace her own sons for his
political ends is such as to nauseate
any decent man or woman. If we
did not have conclusive proof, whicl j
we will offer shortly, of the depths
to which the republicans have fall
en, we could not believe It ourselves
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"Meantime we ask the public to
do two things — to read the affi
davit in the P.- I. very carefully, and
to suspend Judgment until the oth
er side of the question is present
ed, if the mere fulfilling of the first
request does not make the second
one unnecessary. The affidavit It
self Is so full of contradictions as
to defeat the end it tries to ac
complish, if it is given careful con
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The following letter from Seat
tie explains itself:
C. C. Siegel, Secretary Bellingham.
| We are unearthing a most dastard
liy plot hatched by the Hay people
|to wreck the character of Hodge.
We are accumulating mass of evi
dence as to falsity of every charge
and ask the people of the state to
suspend judgment until our side is
'presented. When the truth is
known it should result in a revul
jsion of feeling thut will cause a
landslide for Hodge. Already peo
j pie here are flocking to his side.
E . C. Snyder, State Chairman.
LYNDEN. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 1912
.33. Woman suffrage.
?»4. "Pass Prosperity Around.'"
35. Regulation, not dissolution, of trusts.
86. Trust publicity aud control by a com
37. Define and penalize breaches of Sher
38. Physical valuation of railroads.
39. Opposition to currency control by
40. Tariff benefit should show on pay cheek
41. Immediate downward revision.
42. Expert nonpolitical tariff commission.
43. Inheritance and income tax.
44. Re-establishment of country life com
4"). Development of agricultural credits.
40. Extension of farming education.
47. Good roads and wider rural mail de
48. National action to stop Mississippi
49. Tie our waterways to Panama Canal.
50. Use canal to break transportation
51. No tolls for our coastwise shipping.
52. International arbitration,
53. Two battleships a year.
54. Equal rights for all Americans.
55. Protection of immigrants.
56. Parcels post.
57. Campaign fund for all non-political of
58. Merit system for all nonpolitical offices
59. Civil service pension law.
60. Inquiry on high cost of living.
61. A national health service.
62. Develop natural resources for people
63. Supervision of get-rich-quick schemes.
64. Patents must not bolster monoply.
State of Washington, County of
Allan J. Stark, being first duly
sworn upon oath deposes and says.
1 am the brother of Jennie Hodge,
formerly Jennie Stark, and former
ly Mrs. Kobert T. Hodge, wife of
Robert T. Hodge, the Progressive
candidate for Governor of the stute
of Washington; I am familiar with
and know the facts of the domes
tic troules between Mr. and Mrs.
Hodge; 1 have read the stories con
cerning the divorce of said Mr. and
Mrs. Hodge, appearing in the Bell
ingham and Seattle and other news
papers Ot the state, and particular
ly in the Post Intelligencer of Oc
tober 21st, and I know of my own
personal knowledge that all of said
stories were and are false as to ev
ery material fact, and the same be
ing a great injustice to all concern
(Signed) Allan J. Stark.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 21st day of October. 1912.
Edgar C. Snyder.
Notary Public In and for the State
of Washington, County of King,
residing in Seattle.
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The assault being made upon the
character of Robert T. Hodge, sher
iff of King county, by the stand.pat
press of the state, lias caused the
sending of the following telegram,
which is self-explanatory:
Edgar Snyder, State Chairman
Progressive Party, Seattle, Wash.
The attack on Candidate Hodge
recalls same line of attack made tv
1896 by same papers against Candi
•late John R. Rodgers. They ac
cused Mrs. Rodgers of doing other
people's washing because of her
liusand's laziness and general failur
as a man, yet Rodgers was elected
by a big majority and made one of
the best governors the state ever
(Signed) W. H. PAITLHAMUS
P. I. EDITOR CHALLENGED
Bob Hodge, Progressive party can
didnte for governor, has hurled the
following defy at the editor of the
Post Intelligencer in answer to tho
defamatory and indecent attacks up
on him made through the columns
of that paper:
"You are willing to sacrifice wo
man and children in your last des-j
perate attempt to defeat me. Have!
you sufficient manhood to meet me!
upon the platform of the Grand op-:
era house in Seattle next Monday
8008, my first day in Seattle since
you started' yoer attack? It you'
have not sufficient nerve to meet'
me send any other Hay hireling who
feels he has the necessary courage.'
Come prepared to repeat each eharg
you have made against me. 1 will
come prepared to answer them." I
< (Signed) Robert T. Hodge
Daniel Landon, Progressive can
didate for Congress from this dis
trict, is an attorney in Seattle, 36
years of age and a native of Wis
consin. Mr. Landon was elected to
the State Senate from the 32nd Sen
atorial District comprising the north
end of King County which includes
one-third of Seattle with a popula
tion of 75,000. He had as his oppo
nent the Hon. George F. Cotterill,
present mayor of Seattle. To have
been successful against so popular a
man as Mr. Cotterill who had serv
ed several terms in the state senate
shows clearly in what esteem Mr.
Landon is hela in the most progres
sive section of King county.
Mr. Landon's legislative record
begins with the organization of the
senate in which he supported Sena
tor Paulhamus for president on a
policy of strict economy, which pol
icy was faithfully carried out. On
the organization of the senate Mr.
Landon was appointed chairman of
the Committee on Higher Education
al Institutions, besides being a mem
her of the Committee for Appropria
lions, Labor and Labor Statistics,
Constitution Kevislon and the Jud
iciary- Committee of which he was
chairman for a part of the time
He Introduced the bill in the senate
providing for the initiative, referen
dum and recall. He also introduced
the Free Kindergarten bill which
permits school boards to establish
kindergartens for children from 4
to 6 years of age. Among the meas
ures for which Mr. Landon took an
aggressive part were the Working
men's Compensation Act and the
Women's Kight hour law. While
he voted and worked for the Work
men's Compensation Act which has
reduced the earnings of attorneys,
he voted for the bill which makes it
possible to become an attorney with
out a college education. His rec
ord as a member of the appropria
tions committee shows him constant
ly and persistently voting against
salaries for officials and all need
As a Progressive candidate for
Congress Mr. Landon stands on the
Progressive platform as adopted by
the Chicago convention. This is
ills political creed to which he sub
scribes and by which he will be
hound in all matters respecting na
iional issues. Coming to local is
sues Mr. Landon will devote his
time, attention and abilities to the
development of Washington, the
north Pacific and Alaska, which in
the certainty of Progressive dom
inance in the House of Representa
tives will be a task he is well fitted
for. As a member of the state leg
islature Mr. Landon showed that he
never forgot that he was an em
ploye of the people and he will re
tain this essential fact in mind If
elected to Congress. The business
side of his office which relates close
ly to the welfare of the people of
his district will be well cared for.
Mr. Landon will address tho vot
ers of Lynden at Pixley's hall on
Wednesday evening. October 30.
J. A. FALCONER.
J. A. Falconer, Progressive can
didate for Congress, was elected to
the house of representatives at O
lympia in 1904 and served in the
session of 1905. Those who recall
his first term remember the per
dstent fight he waged for a state
depository bill, providing interest on
all state moneys deposited in banks.
The result of his labors in that ses
sion "bore fruit in 1907. He was re
elected and served in the session of
1907, and was unanimously elected
speaker of the house, and it is con
ceded that a better organized and'
working body of men never served
the state in a legislative capacity.
In 1909 Senator Falconer served
his first session in the state sen
ate. With untiring energy he prose-
I cuted committee work, and was a
■ recognized authority on the subject
jof revenue and taxation. He was
i chairman of the revenue and taxa
| tion committee. It was probably
lin the session of 1911 he did his
i best work. As chairmun of the com
mittee of appropriation he was a
'close student of the needs of the
'state institutions. Much progress
ive legislation was taken up during
'that session. Having been on the
commission to draft a workingmen's
compensation act, he made a com
prehensive study of the German nnd
English systems, and helped to pro
t duce a bill conceded to be superior
"to any in the United states. He
defended it on the floor of the Ben
• ate against substitutes and amend
ments, and the bill as finally enact
ed has proven a boon to employer
and employe alike.
Senator Falconer was colled upon
nnd took charge of the floor work
on the initiative and referendum
bills in the senate, and is an earn
est advocate of the passage of these
amendments to the constitution in
the coining November election.
In presenting Senator Falconer
to the voters of the state for the po
sition of congressinan-at-large the
Progressive party believes that a re
view of his legislative work war
' rants the declaration that lie has
' thoroughly established a reco. l dls
' tlnctively progressive.
J. W. COLLINS.
J. W. Collins, candidate for In
surance Commissioner on the Pro
gressive ticket, is a native of Indi
ana, having been born in 187 9. He
resided in that state and in lowa for
eleven years and removed to Kirk
land, King County, In 1890, where
his family has remained since that
He was educated in the local
schools and the University of Wash
ington, having been a member of!
the class of 1899. He is a member
of a number of local organizations
and has been associated with the
Seattle Commercial Club since its
Mr. Collins' candidacy should be
a matter of especial interest to fra
ternal organizations as his past rec
jrd and reputation guarantee them
a square deal and an impartial ad
ministration of the Insurance laws
of the state so far as they relate to
their societies. He is a Mason and
a member of the Congregational
church. Mr. Collins has been a con
sistent Progressive. He is a first
class accountant and has been in
the fire insurance business for the
past five years.
Arthur S. Cory, candidate for stat
treasurer on the Progressive ticket
is a resideat of Chehalis. Lewis
county, where he is cashier of the
Chehalis National bank He was
horn in Wisconsin in 1880 and mov
sd to South Dakota when about ten
years old. He worked his way
hrough college, graduating from th
Dakota Wesleyan University in 1901
He was editor of a country paper for
a time but he soon found out that
lie would never learn what money
looked like if he stuck to that job
m he entere;! a bank where he coul
ace bundles of it. He soon rose from
hookkeeper lo cashier.
In 1903 Mr. Cory mine to Che
halis. He has been city treasurer
lor two terms. His frequent writ
ings on financial matters are rapid
ly making him a recognized author
ity. He won second prize in a coast
wide contcat instituted by a leading
hanking journal on the topic, "Dis
tinctive Problems of the Country
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Mr. Cory has two children, both
of whom were born in Ohebali*. He
takes an active part In the Method*
ist church and was superintendent
of the Sunday School for several
years. He is a member of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America, Yeomen,
Odd Fellows and Masons, and is
ireasurer of the Sunset Chapter of
the Koyal Arch Masons. In politics
he has been a progressive since the
inception of the movement. His in
dividual interests are extensive.
One of the important planks in
Mr. Cory's platform is that relating
to the depositing of state funds. He
iromises that if elected he will keep
invested all the idle funds as close
ly as possible and will deposit tin"
balance with sound banks in all
.ections of the state. He thinks
hat as state funds come from all
parts of the state they should be re
lumed for use as largely as possi
ble to every portion of the state
rather than piled up in a few large
Shagren and Legoe are the men
for county commissioners, anil if e
lected will be for the people first,
last and all the time.
J. W. BRYAN.
He asks to be judged by his re
Horn in Louisiana in 1574.
Graduated at Vale ißit7.
Admitted to Bar 18118.
Kleeted City Attorney of Bremer
ton, 1907-19 12.
State Senate 1908.
Volunteered at first call for ser
vice in Spanish-American War.
Organized first Direct. Primary
League in state of Waahington.
Introduced in senate the resolu
tion Which ratified Income Tax A
Voted and worked for proposed
statute limiting judges in cases of
Perfect record in state senate ac
cording to Labor, Orange and pro
gressive leaders. Ask them.
Opposed removal of Supreme
Court from Direct Primary. Pro
tested against hand-picked delegates
Mr. Bryan was the first candidate
to file with the Progressive Commit
tee. He is a lawyer-editor, a good
fighter, a Vale graduate, and is
unusually well equipped to take up
the figin at Washington for thepeo
pel of this state.
The joint legislative committee of
the Washington State Grange, the
State Federation of Labor, the State
Farmers" I'nion, and the Direct Leg
islation League investigated Bryan's
record at three state legislative ses
sions, and found him absolutely
right on every ballot. .
The following letter, which ex
plain! itself, was mailed to Gover
nor Hay on October 11, No reply
has been received either by Mr.
Hodge or at Progressive State Head
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 11, 1B U.
Hon. M. E. Hay, Governor, Repub
lican Headquarters, Tacoma. Wash.
My dear Governor:- As the cam
paign is drawing to a close faster
than we candidates can meet till
the people and lay before them our
respective pleas for support, I
would like to suggest to you that
you and 1 travel for a week, or for
B* long as you are willing to, and
address the electors from the same
platform, and fairly and frankly givo
then an opportunity to decide up
on our respective qualifications (or
the office we seek. Your commit
tee can take the matter up with the
Progressive committee and I am
sure an itinerary satisfactory toholli
jf us can be arranged. I would be
(lad to hear from you.
Yours very truly,
Robert t. Hodge."
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I , Up to the hour of The Tribune'!
going to press, Washington's weak
ling, acting Governor Hay, has re
' fused to come out in the open anil
.from the people's forum, the public
platform, discuss the Issues of this
campaign. He evidently prefers to
llide behind and rely upon ihe polit
ical mud batterlei of the corporation
j cont rolled daily papers to advance
; his losing fight.
1 This unmanly attitude Of Hay's
plainly shows the people of this stale
What a spineless executive they
have at Olympla. Hay claims that
his nomination cost him f 18,000.00.
John C. Lawrence will speak in tills
valley next week, and from the pub
lic platform state, as he has alread
y stated in his home paper, The Spo
kane Spokesman-He view, that Hay'a
nomination did not cost him 113,000
hut about $70,000.
Do you want a trimmer of Iho
Hay type for governor of this state
Hardin and Pemberton,
Vote for Judge E. E. Hardin and
W. H. Pemberton for superior
judges if you want impartial de
cisions in the courts.
Votes for Hardin and Pemberton
are votes for untranimeled justice.