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New York and yet very many of
Charles E Hughess eminent fellow-
practitioners unhesitatingly accord this
position to him To be the best lawjer
means a great deal more than a pro
found knowledge of the law and a cer
tain application of its principles and
methods to the case in hand It means
that this knowledge must be sustained
by the highest integrity of character
Two years ago Mr Hughes was abso
lutely unknown to the public The only
people to whom his name and person
ality were familiar were the lawyers
and Judges
Sir Hughes became a National char
acter almost in an hour His greatest
work the insurance investigation
was farced upon him Doubting his
own ability his friends say he took up
the work and it was found that he was
as great as his task Then the public
learned that the lawyer who had been
doing his work without asking the world
to admire him for doing it was a man
of great ability of concentration of pur
pose of wide education and of deep
From his boyhood Mr Hughes has
been a devout believer that hard work
Is the best way to accomplisl1 results
and he has never tried any oher He
There Is a pleasure in achievement
there is an inspiration in work and
work well done will make a man con
tented with his lot I believe in work
hard work and long hours of work
He absolutely refuses to be sensa
tional even under the severest tempta
tions One of the most startling facts
brought out in his Investigation the
New York Life was that the managers
had borrowed 1500000 from a trust
company upon a note the real signer of
which was found to be a negro messen
ger boy getting 600 a year salary A
cheaper more sensational lawyer would
have put the black boy on the stand
and filled columns with his evidence
Hughes put the managers on the stand
and made them reveal that the note
was a trick to conceal the real owner
ship of valuable securities in the com
panys assets This and similar achieve
ments brought the Legislature to pass
ing the remedial laws necessary and
Mr Hughes was born at Glens Falls
N Y April 11 1862 the son of a Bap
tist minister David Charles Hughes
His grandfather on his fathers side was
identified with the founding of the
American Bible Society in London and
an uncle Richard Hughes was a popu
lar preacher in North Wales The nomi
nees father was born In Wales and
came to this country in 1SS5
Mr Hughess mother was Mary Cath
erine Connolly Sho lived in Ulster
County and was a school teacher before
she was married Her forte was math
ematics She is living now at the age
of 6 years at the home of her son In
West End Ave On his mothers side
Mr Hughes is of Scotch-Irish-English
Soon after Mr Hughes was born his
father and mother moved from Glens
Falls to Sandy Hill and then to Oswe
go where Charles Evans at the age of
six years entered the public school He
was not a prodigy but an earnest hard
working scholar with a tendency to
mathematics and essays
He was graduated from Brown Uni
versity when he was only 19 years old
although he had suffered for years un
der the handicap of poor health As
soon as he left college he began to
teach Greek and mathematics in Dela
ware County going later to Columbia
Law School where he had won a small
Two years after his graduation found
him teaching law at Cornell
The quietness of academic life soon
palled on him and he left his chair at
Cornell to engage in active practice in
New York City
When Mr Hughes took up the inves
tigation of the Gas Trust the general
public had to be told who and what he
was When the work of the Stevens
Committee was over and the first real
steps toward cheaper gas had become
assured facts the public had a good
Idea of what kind of man had been
chosen for the task although it took
the Insurance investigation to make his
name literally a household word
Mr Hughess perfect poise is the
quality which his friends say he counts
most highly The mot successful men
lie believes are they who keep cool and
arc able to pronounce calm sober judg
ment under almost any conditions
He married In Brooklyn In December
188S MIfs Antoinette Carlcr He hni
two daughters and one son who Is
about 17 years old He belongs to the
University Lawyers Republican Brown
and Cornell Clubs He is now the senior
partner of the firm of Hughes Rounds
Schurman 9C Broadway He lives at
E70 AVcst End Ave
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Personalities of the Two Champions Whose Struggle Will Make
a Political Epoch
The Republican Candidate for Governor
of New York
It Is a most exceptional distinction to
attain that of being the best lawyer in
The Mlchtlly rorreful If Senrnitlonnl
3Inn Who In the Democratic Candidate
for Governor of New York
No matter what they may say Win
Randolph Hearst Is a force that has to
be reckoned with and unless some la
mentable accident intervenes ho will
have to be reckoned with in far larger
measure every succeeding year No
man In the country has been the ob
ject of more bitter condemnation by
the leading papers of the country
Possibly much of this was due to
Jealousy since the papers which have
been the bitterest are ones which are
his keenest rivals for circulation busi
ness and political influence The best
proof of his unusual ability and strength
f of character is that he seems to thrive
on abuse and every year sees him
bigger and stronger than ever with the
sphere of his influence greatly widened
In spite of a prediction to the coa
trary and the Intense opposition of
most or the regular Democratic lead
ers he carried off the Democratic
nomination for Governor with its
Presidential possibilities and is now
therefore a National character Tho
sketch of Mr Hearsts life given out
by his literary bureau is as follows
William Randolph Hearst nominee
of the Democratic Convention for Gov
ernor of the State of Now York was
born in San Francisco April 29 18C3
the son of the late Senator George
Hearst and Mrs Phoebe A Hearst
His father was a MIssourian and his
mother was the daughter of Randolph
Walker Apperson born in Virginia of
a long line of Virginia ancestry
It was in the public schools of San
Francisco that William Randolph
Hearst gained his preliminary educa
tion Later he went to Harvard Uni
versity and while there gained his first
taste of journalism serving as business
manager of the student paper The
When he left college ho chose for
his profession the newspaper business
and took charge of the San Francisco
Examiner then owned by tho elder
The Examiner in those days was a
newspaper of small circulation and less
power Under Mr Hearsts proprietor
ship it took on new life and energy
He attacked abuses Introduced new
typography in the make up of the pa
per and went directly against all jour
nalistic traditions The paper today is
the representative Journal of tho Pa
cific coast It is feared by corporate
influences and is the champion of the
rights of the working classes
In 1895 Mr Hearst decided to en
large his journalistic field and came to
New York buying tho Morning Journal
then an insignificant paper After a
short time the morning and evening
editions were separated the former tak
ing the name of the American and the
latter the Evening Journal In 11
years he has made them the largest two
papers in point of circulation in this
In the Fall of 1895 Mr Hearst again
increased the area of his newspaper
field by establishing the Chicago Ameri
can Since that time he has completed
a great newspaper chain by publishing
the Los Angeles Examiner and the Bos
ton American He also owns the Cos
mopolitan Magazine and Motor a peri
odical devoted to automobile Interests
This year he established Hearsts Home
and American Farm a weekly paper
With all his manifold business in
terests Mr Hearst has found time to
represent hl3 home district in Congress
two terms
On April 23 1903 Mr Hearst was
married to Miss Mllicent V Wilson of
New York His son George Randolph
Hearst was born in Washington April
23 1904
3Ir Brisbanes Opinion
Arthur Brisbane one of the countrys
most noted journalilsts and the highest-priced
editor in the United States
upon the request of several great Inde
pendent newspapers has given his per
sonal opinion of William Randolph
Hearst his ambitions and his plans
The keynote of his opinion Is that Mr
Hearst is a friend of the man who
only asks for a fair chance His
opinion upon Mr Hearsts candidacy Is
to warn tho big- ones that they will
ao wcu to spena their money liberally
to defeat Hdarat Somo of them will
go to jail if he la mado Governor
Hearst believes that Americana want
opportunity not charity Ho believes
that opportunity should begin in tho
public schools with the best possible
education lor every child Ho went to
tho public school hlmsolf and hla son
will be in the public school two years
from now Ho bejleves that the pub
lic school system will feed their chil
drens stomachs under honest Govern
ment Opportunity for which the
foundation la laid In the public Bchools
hould be continued In tho business
world anil that involves tho abolition
of crlmlna monopoly and 3f tho con
spiracles that close profitable careers
of intelligent men Tho opportunity
to obtain justice is essential in
any civilization Mr Hearst opposes
tho control of Judges by corporations
or by any other lnfluenco save tho
written words in tho statuto books
Mr Hearsts reliance is upon tho Intel
ligence of tho people and his plan in
ofllco would be to havo that intelligence
find free expression at the polls
Ho believes as did tho mon who estab
lished this Government that tho Intel
ligenco of the Nation exceeds that of
any individual And he resents a sys
tem under which tho selfish interests
of a few overrule tho combined wishes
of tho whole people
The time has gone by when it Is nec
essary to reply to the silly talk of
Hearst as a menace to prosperity This
kind of talk was invented by the gen
tlemen engaged in mllkln prosperity
taking out of it hundreds of millions
at a time as in tho recent financial
crlmo called traction merger Mr
Hearst stands for tho kind of prosperity
in which all men havo a share In ac
cordance with thoir Intelligence and
Industry Every editor In the country
knows that Hearst depends for his
prosperity absolutely upon tho general
prosperity of the Nation Ho con
ducts his newspaper business In live
American cities Chicago New York
Boston San Francisco and Los Ange
les His newspapers havo accounts
with thousands of American business
men in every possible lino of legitimate
commercial effort In each city his
newspaper depends upon tl e prosper
ity of the merchants and professional
classes in tho city These in turn de
pend for their prosperity upon that of
tho entire community Hearst works
for himself when he works as he docs
constantly and Intelligently to promote
general prosperity Tho merchant de
pends upon tho spending power of the
average American home And Hearsts
newspapers depend upor the prosperity
of tho merchant Mr Hearsts news
papers involve an annual outlay for
their maintenance of more than 15
000000 a year and cessation of gen
eral American prosperity would mean
the destruction of his properties Mr
Hearst as a business man is actively
engaged in many matters outside the
newspaper field Ho owns and he has
under cultivation ten3 of thousands of
acres of land
Hearst stands for Americanism in
Government and Americanism Is not
yet a failure despite the efforts of an
archy at the top and at the bottom of
society to make it fall
To Hearata Credit
Colliers Weekly which Is bitterly
opposed to Mr Hearst says that In
fairness he is entitled to thi3 credit
It la due to Mr Hearst more than
to any other one man that the Central
and Union Pacific Railroads paid the
120000000 they owed the Govern
ment Mr Hearst secured a model
Childrens Hospital for San Francisco
and he built the Greek Theater of the
University of California one of the
most successful classic reproductions in
America Eight years ago and again
this year his energetic campaigns did
a large part of the work of keeping the
Ice Trust within bounds In New York
His industrious Law Department put
some fetters on tho Coal Trust He did
m aw
mj - y fMp
Republican Candidate for Governor of New York
based upon a personal relationship of
many years and his experience of
judging men of action and great initi
ative as a Journalist whose work prior
to his advent Into the Hearst ranks had
been brilliantly displayed In the lead
ing newspapers of this country Mr
Brisbane says
Mr Hearst outlines his plans and
makes his promises in his public
speeches and signed statements No
deputy speaks for him But this can
be said Hearst does not see the
American people divided up Into upper
and lower clashes In his mind He
sees only two classes of men the hon
est and the dishonest those that obey
the laws and those that defy them A
big law breaker is more hateful to him
thm the little criminal And it U lair
much ot the wnils of defeating the
Ramapo plot by which New York would
have been saddled with a charge of
J200000000 for water To the indus
try and pertinacity of his lc wycrs New
workers owe their ability to get gas for
SO cents a thousand feet aj the law di
rects instead of a dollar In maintain
ing a legal department which plunges
Into the limelight with injunctions and
mandamuses when corporations arc
caught trying to sneak under or around
a law he has rendered a service that
has been worth millions of dollars to
the public
Mr Hearst gains much strength by
the firm conviction in the minds of
very many people that he was really
elected Mayor of New York City last
Fall but was cheated out of his office
He Has Too High Regard for Executive Etiquet and Traditions
Relations With the Politicians in the Various States Program
of Work for the Future Every Day Brings Fresh Activities
The Cuban Question Coming Changes in Cabinet v
Bprlnklo a Httlo salt on thoso stories
about President Roosevelt taking tho
stump for Stato and Congressional can
didates Frequently as such bltB of fic
tion aro recurring they never havo had
any solid foundation A President of
tho United States on tho hustings Per
ish tho thought It would disturb the
shades of McKInley Garfield Grant
Lincoln and tho distinguished Presiden
tial line Mr Roosevelt will wait for
that role till ho has retired from office
An ex President may exhort a voting
audience politically
But in spite of all traditions we may
hear again that Roosevelt Is going on
tho stump In Now York beforo tho
campaign is over and that ho will givo
it to Hearst good and hard even as ho
and his kahki clad band roaming the
circuit picturesquely In tho 1S9S guber
natorial campaign thumped tho Em
pire Stato Democracy and gained votes
enough to barely elect the now hero of
San Juan Hill as Governor Probably
some one in the New York State Re
publican Committee pdssibly the Hon
Timothy Woodruff Its brilliantly
walstcoated Chairman la fathering the
yarns Why Does not every member
of tho State Committee know that n
President for many reasons cannot
afford to bo a spellbinder
The nine ol Political Mnnnccrn
Yes But tho New York Republican
management want to drill it Into the
heads of tho hundreds of thousands on
tho registration roll3 that Theodore
Roosevelt is vitally concerned that
Charles E Hughes bo elected Governor
and that Theodore Roosevelt views with
aversion any suggestion that William
Randolph Hearst can possibly be a win
ner If tho masses get to saying Pres
ident Roosevelt would like nothing bet
ter than to jump right into this cam
paign and lick Hearst to a standstill
put him out of politics it will help
Hughes Tho voters would begin to
think they wcro doing tho President a
personal favor by going to the polls in
vast numbers and beating tho pioneer
yellow Journalist Many of them might
imagine the President exclaiming
every tlmo a voto against
Hearst went Into the ballot box
So Indirectly this ruse helps tho Re
publican campaign The New Yorkers
aro profiting by it most but tho Con
gressional management is wonting
along tho samo line They say it is
President Roosevelts campaign ior me
election of a Republican House and a
voto for a Republican Congressional
candidate is a voto for Roosevelt A
young snip of a candidate from a neigh
boring State camo over to Washington
the other day to see the President It
Is his first cxperlcnco in politics He
was nominated in a Democratic strong
hold Wouldnt tho President please
come over somo evening the candidate
lives but two or three hours distance
from Washington and deliver a ring
ing speech at a big mass meeting
Standing In that sunny soahcast cor
ner room of tho White House offices
where he has his big mahogany desk
and where he can look out on his splen
did tennis court tho President smiled
affably Nothing would suit him better
but It would bo impossible The candi
date departed convinced that the Presi
dent would like to got into the Con
gressional campaign up to his very
ears There can bo no question but
what he would and he could make
things mighty lively for the Democracy
In almost any Stato of tho Union be
tween now and election day
But tho President will do no such
thing notwithstanding the fact that his
name Is at present the most powerful
with which to conjure politically First
of all it Is to be remembered he is the
President of all the people Mr Roose
velt like many of his predecessors has
emphasized that In spoken and written
words Altho he may do a lot of things
to help his party at by elections may
even sit up nights to plan methods of
confounding the political enemy may
use the machinery of tho Government
to prevent Democrats getting into of
fice the President would be indiscreet
to come so boldly into the open as to
make political speeches True It would
Impart enthusiasm and conviction to his
admirers in the strata of tho unthink
ing but the judicious minded would re
sent It
Still Another Rcnflon
There Is still another and yet another
argument that would weigh There
have been many half resentful state
ments about the Presidents interfer
ence in the politics of several States
Remember about Ohio last year Tho
dispatch of Taft to Akron probably
turned tho Buckeye State over to the
Democracy and from time to time we
still hear about disgruntled Ohio Re
publicans grinding their knives against
a day of reckoning Tho score may bo
evened with Represen
tative Nick Longworth running for
re election in a Cincinnati District The
President has interfered effectively In
New York State He Is the unquestioned
boss of that State altho not in the of
fensive sense with which that word has
been applied to Piatt ahd Odell In the
days of their supremacy But there nre
plenty of good Roosevelt Republicans in
New York who do not want the Presi
dent bearing a hand in local fights
Suppose tho President should go to
New York to speak for Hughes and
Hughes should be buried In political
defeat It would bo heralded as a
greater defeat for Roosevelt Hughes
could stand It Ho would go back to
his law practice profiting professionally
by the good advertising he had had in
the campaign But the blow to Roose
velt would be like that thwack which
almost killed father Notwithstand
ing tho numerous oritimlstlc predictions
that Hearst Is going to be snowed un
der President Roosevelt and tho sev
oral New York leaders who have come
here to confer with him realize that
there is at least some prospect that the
candidate who In announcing his nom
inatlon mentionsthat of the Independ
ence League firsthand that of the Demo
cratlc Party second wlll be the next
Governor The President lias been told
that Hearsts program appeals forcibly
to the masses j
If Roosevelt links himself openly with
the fight ngalnt Hearst and loses he
would have to Serve two ears as a
President whofe prestige had been Im
paired politically in his home State
The army of RepulJicnnpolitirians win
do not like him would use that to the
utmost There 13 nothing that succeeds
In politics like success It keeps tho
gray wolves back in tho tall timber
whero otherwise they como right up to
tho front door
Something Dolnc Every Day
Notice how Roosevelt has filled the
public eye again sinco ho returned to
tho Whito House a week ago In six
working days ho had something fresh
wants a Federal Income tax altho he
has not reached any conclusions yet
about tho details They know that in
thinks the decision of tho Supreme
Court which annulled tho Democratic
Income tax of 1894 not only unfor
tunate but unwarranted It was reach
ed by a voto of five to four the samo
narrow majority by which the Insular
cases and several other highly-Important
constitutional questions havo been
disposed of but possibly not settled
finally Perhaps it was not without
significance that tho President launched
his Idea anew in tho State whence camo
tho Justice now retired to whoso al
leged chaneo of front at the 11th hour
Itho downfall of tho Income tax law ana
of tho second Clovcland Administration
was popularly ascribed
The Antl MIIllonnlre Inne
The President wants his antl multl
mllllonalrism mado a prominent issuo
this month before tho rovcmbcr vot
ing Ho wants it featured in Now York
Ho hopes that Candldato Hughes will
discuss it as an antldato for Hearstism
- -
Democratic Candidate for Governor of New Y orK
for every 24 hours A square deal for
Cuba Inexorable opposition to annexa
tion sllenco for the Republican orators
who had begun to spout about it tho
appointment of Magoon for Provisional
Go ernor the reorganization of his Cab
inet a possible postponement of his trip
to Panama last but by no means least
In its significance his Harrisburg
speech Who says tho President hasnt
the knack of turning out work A Na
poleon could not have done more And
it should bo borne in mind that these
are actually but a few of the things
that havo occupied his time He has
really been Secretary of War since Taft
left for Cuba Not a move of Impor
tance has there been In the Military De
partment but what ho has directed It
He has received a stream of visitors
morning afternoon and evening con
ferred with various authorities Sena
tors members and other officials on a
long roster of subjects ranging from
Judicial appointments to his forthcom
ing magazine article on the Irish sagas
He has received two score of newspaper
correspondents In whom he reposes con
fidence explained divers matters In
which he Is Interested and thus assured
tho dissemination of correct informa
tion throughout tho country Ho has
entertained dlstlngushed friends at
luncheon and at dinner And almost
daily he has had his desk clear by C
oclock In the afternoon so that when
It did not rain he could havo an hour
or more for a driving game of tennis
As the sidelights are turned on that
Harrisburg speech it looms into larger
and larger proportions The lay reader
at first might have pronounced it as
only one of the Presidents ordinary
efforts In the forensic sense that may
have been a correct Interpretation In
foreshadowing the Piesldcnts plans for
the last half of what he terms his sec
ond Administration the paragraphs
about curbing swollen fortunes com
bating multimilllonairlsm wcro big
with meaning
The IlnrrlHlnirjr Speech
Those friends who have been privi
leged to talk with the President since
his return from Harrisburg know that
his utterances on historic Pennsylvania
soil In a city where no President had
visited from the day that Lincoln tar
ried there portend a two years cam
paign for a sweeping legislative enact
ment Tho railroad rato law is regard
ed by the President as the chef douvrc
of the first half of his present Adminis
tration He made railroad rate regula
tion by the Federal Government a burn
ing Republican issue Public interest
in It was first aroused by his advocacy
of It Carrying intrenchmont after in
trenchment against what then seemed
to be insuperable forces the President
fought his way to the enactment that
became law In the closing of the last
session of Congress Before that vic
tory had been fully won altho It was
assured he sounded a warning at the
laying of a cornerstone for the offlci
building of the House of Representa
tives about the dangers of excessive
wealth The great audience of Senators
and Members seated on the uncomplet
ed walls as he spoke heard with amaze
ment The newspapers took it up Ed
itors turned the subject over and over
In their columns of comment It was
praised and condemned the public be
gan to think It over During the Sum
mer the President continued to agitate
the matter in his own mind He read
ana siuuieci over u unu uiiiieu uuuui
It with visitors at Sagamore Hill
At Harrisburg ho gave only an Ink
ling of what was In his mind when he
went n step further than his speech of
last Spring and advocated some restric
tion upon great wealth that Is engaged
in Interstate commerce He now ex
pects to havo something more to say
at out this In his annual Message to
Congress next December Thoso Intl
mato with the President know that lie
With legislative restriction of wealth
held out as a lively prospect he reasons
that tho rush to Hearst will be checked
and tho thumping of rich corporations
and corrupt bosses to tho detriment of
the Republican prestige lessened He
wants it discussed In Ohio where the
Republicans have their factional quar
rels and where tho late Senator Hanna
four years ago detected the signs of a
dangerous Socialistic uprising He like
wise wants it discussed in Pennsylvania
where perhaps more great fortunes
have been built up than in any other
State in the Union
Ho will continue to lead the agita
tion for by December 1907 a little
more than a year hence it is his well
defined purpose to ask the 60th Con
gress to pass a law on the subject to his
liking By that time he expects to have
such a popular following at his back
that Congress cannot resist the enact
ment of an income tax or of some kin
dred measure that will serve the end
in view By the time Congress can act
he believes ho is likely to have a Su
preme Court willing to review again
the constitutionality of an Income tax
There are three or four appointments
to this bench of nine members which
Mr Roosevelt may have opportunity to
make before the end of his Administra
tion For this reason ho is scrutinizing
tho records of able lawyers and Judges
the country over He will nominate
Democrats as quickly as Republicans to
these places provided the men he
names are sound He is scrutinizing
them chiefly on three points corpora
tions labor and better recognition of
the rights of negroes
It is now in order for the political
wiseacres to determine the effect of the
Presidential visit to Pennsylvania on
iltate politics Washington has heard
ir reiterated for several months that the
President favored the Penrose ticket
headed by Mr Stewart and that a mo
dus vivendi between the President and
tho senior Keystone State Senator has
been in existence since early In the
Spring Tho report started when the
President had trouble on his hands in
the nomination of his Assistant Secre
tary Benjamin F Barnes to be Post
master of Washington Barnes figured
In the expulsion of Mrs Minor Morris
from the White House offices It was
alleged he had displayed a lack of tact
if nothing more in the way he called
upon police officers to drasr that unfor
tunate woman to a hurry up wagon
and to the House of Detention Oppo
sition Senators seized upon this incident
to defeat Mr Barnes for confirmation
to his C000 office As Mr Barnes had
for several years been of the Presi
dents official household It was In a
measure a fight upon the President
The Irexldent uuil Iciins lmilunM
Senator Penrose occupied a strateg
ical position in that he was Chairman
of the Committee on Post Offices to
which the nomination of Mr Barnes
was referred He stood lirmly by the
President and had a large majority of
the Senate with him There have been
other evidences of ills personal loyalty
to the President but how far the Presi
dent has ever intimated he would go in
support of the so called Penrose State
ticket Is a matter on which one mans
guess Is almost as good as anothers
The same Is true as to the validity jf
claims that the Presidents visit to Har
risburg was primarily planned for the
purpose of showing the Presidents in
terest in the election of that ticket
In his speech at Harrisburg Presi
dent Roosevelt approved in unqualified
terms of the work done by the last
Pennsylvania Legislature and commend
ed several eminent Pennsylvanlans say
ing nothing which indicated that he
thought the Penrose ticket should be
defeated Indeed all the authoritative
Information reaching the President in
dicates that that ticket will be elected
His commendation of Senator Knox
who was a Cabinet selection of the lata
President McKInley but served In Mr
Roosovelfs first term as Attorney-General
should not be forgotten Theeo
two have had their ups and downs Mr
Knox as Attorney General fought soma
of Mr Roosevelts earliest anti-corporation
battles notably tho Northern Se
curities case the victory In which con
tributed more to tho Presidents popM
Iarlty than anything elso ho has done
unless it be tho settlement of tho an
thracite coal strike
Until last Winter tho two continued
exceedingly cordial In their relations
The President consulted Mr Knox on
all important law points arising espe
cially in tho
bill So high was his regard for his form
er Attorney General that he offered him
a place on the Supreme Bench But
before tho rato bill is as perfected they
had differences of opinion While theo
never led to any open break Mr Knox
ceased to go to the White House offic3
as freely as theretofore He felt that
tho President preferred the advice ot
others The estrangement however
has proven only temporary The Presi
dents commendation of Senator Knox
at Harrisburg was as fine an Indorse
ment as any man could wish and un
doubtedly the latter will be as much m
tho confidence of tho White Houso as
Senator Foraker
Another of the Republican Philis
tines Senator Foraker of Ohio was
like Senator Knox among the Whito
House callers of the past week Tho
Buckeye statesman alone of ail Re
publican Senators has stood out with
Spartan firmness against the Presidents
railroad rate policy Even those who
differ with him can but admiro his po
litical courage exceedingly rare in tho
present Executive dominated Congress
Tho President zestfully classes tho
Ohioan among tho defenders of cor
porations which classification Senator
Foraker just as vigorously rejects Tho
two like to talk together none the less
The Senator is a member of the For
eign Relations Committee and there
fore doubly Interested in the Presidents
Cuban policy Tho President knows
that Senator Forakers interpretation ot
the Cuban situation will have great
weight with Congress He knows that
all phases of what ho has done and la
doing In tho Island will be debated in
Senate and House He desires to size
up tho attitude of as many influential
Republicans as possible
Since his talk with the President Sen
ator Foraker has said In Interviews that
he sees nothing to criticize in what the
President has done In Cuba Ho has
gone to Ohio and spoken in political
meetings on tho Importance above all
else of re electing a Republican House
of Representatives to uphold the Presi
dent This is no surprise to Washing
ton for Senator Foraker is such a big
man that he can follow his independent
Judgment on an Individual question
without falling out with his party or
denying his partys leader the Presi
The Senators friends who are nu
merous in Washington continue to
cherish the conviction that ho will be
a prominent Presidential possibility
Very strong and devoted Republicans
In New York and elsewhere have stout
ly urged him during the past Summer
to actively enter the lists and begin
looking around for delegates ere the
Senators health better he might accept
this advice more enthusiastically
Lucky 3Iagoon
Charles E Magoon has gone to Ha
vana to become Provisional Governor
and it Is again demonstrated that hla
lucky star has not deserted him An
other had been picked for the Job and
a warship had started from Havana for
San Juan at Secretary Tafts direction
to bring Beekman Wlnthrop over But
for wireless telegraphy Wlnthrop would
be Cubas Provisional Governor and
Magoon would be preparing to sal
away to the Philippines -as Vice Governor-General
The warship was recalled
after several cablegrams had passed
over the direct wire which is made up
most of every day now ail the way be
tween the White House offices and the
American Legation at Havana
Magoon has had a very exceptional
career In Washington and apparently
high honors are yet in store for Itlm
He made himself officially has novel
sought a Governmental place but has
grown steadily in every position where
the Government has put him Original
ly he is said to have been a Democrat
and during his long service as Law Offi
cer of the Bureau of Insular Affairs and
as Governor of the Canal Zone and
Minister to the Republic of Panama
has maintained a neutral political atti
tude He is very tactful has breadth
of view and possesses excellent judg
ment Since he left the Canal Zone
scores of petitions from the Panamana
asking that he be returned to them havo
reached the President That alone it
a rare tribute
The War Department Kever
Tho dispatch of troops to Cuba still
figures extensively in the daily routine
work of the War Department although
the movements have ceased to have
tmtnli TinrmlnT interest The warriors
of the Department and of the General
Staff were consiueramy penurDeu at
the outset of the movements One
might have concluded from outward
appearances for several days that tho
Nation was engaged In a great foreign
war and that preparations were going
forward for a vital campafgn All this
fuss and commotion on the
nrtmant lrfrt on tortfiineri tlli NaW
which occupies the opposite side of tho
big Government building Their ships
had coaled put stores aboard weighed
anchor and steametl away to miraiui
ii irhnnt imifit hurrah Of course it
was an easier proposition for the Navy
which is in a position to start for any
quarter of the world on short notice -
It was the first trial on an extended
scale for the General Staff Ths ab
sence of the President and the Secre
tary of War added to the embarrass
ment temporarily But in spite of
laughable incidents that demonstrated
the excitemert in military circles tho
General Staff lias borne itself creditably
in movr Tironnmtions and in getting
the first expedition started Food and
clothing and equipment for the little
army were ready to move the moment
fin iiT i nmi from the President Tho
several Army Departments the Quar
termasters uepartmem me w
sary Ordnance and Medical Depart-
nc nnnvitfmi Vi ottt alvr rreditablv
and demonstrated that the Government
is on a far better war looting wiuu m
the outbreak of the Spanish War
Cuban Annexation
TVriiin if t pmnornrilv In abeyance
the great question that looms above all
fri In tnlc Pithnn pmhrocrlio is that
of annexation At the command of the
President clamor tor annexation uas
ceased but it will be only a temporary
minn Trip nttpr lack of the Cu
bans In self governing ability is shown
in air the rename lniorniauuu it aiiit
Washington They have no apprecia
tion of the privileges of a free and
Goernment and no publla
sent on which to maintain It Tha
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