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THE" SUN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY $7, ,1912. a. COL. ROOSEVELT LOSES ! .LODGES SUPPORT .Ind Als6 Tlmt of His Son-ln-Lnw, Hoprcsontntlvo Gardner of t Massachusetts. WILL Ol'I'OSE HIS TOLICIES Hut, tho Senator Says. "I Cnnnol IVr Konally Oppose My Lifelong Friend." WashIoton. Feb. 20. Col. Roosevelt through his Columbus speech, has lost the' support, of United States Senator Henry Cabot Iodgo of Massachusetts and Representative Augustus P. Gardner, ficnator Lodge's son-in-law, of the same Btate. Senator I,odge Is one of Col. Roosevelt's closest friends and has been counted among his moat ardent admirers. Senator Lodge lias said on severnl oc casslons that ho regarded Col. Roosevelt almost an a brother, but the Massachu setts statesman hns not been able to Swallow the Colonel's Columbus utter ances. Mr. Ijodge issued this statement to night: t I am opponcd lo the constitutional -changes advocated by Col. Roosevelt tn his recent speech at t'olumhus. I have cry strone convictions on thoe questions .Jfhleh, durlliK the pnt thice or four ears, 1 have expressed In public with such t'oteo of arsunient m 1 could' command, Hut Col. RooyVclt iuhI I for thlity jears, nnd ithnlly itpnrt from politics, hao been $ose and most Intimate frlenasj I mut Continue tn oppoe th policies ,nlch he ijrged at Columbus but I caim.it person ally oppose lilm who ha been my life- Ipng friend, nnd for this reason 1 shall mkc no pait whatexcr In the campaign fnr the Presidential nomination. Senator l.odgo lfad decided to come oat In support of Roosevelt until- the Colonel delive-od hi Columbus speech. Mow Mr. Lodge will remain inactive during thii re-convention campaign, ttiid it is said that he will not even attend the Chicago convention as a member of the, delegation from Massachusetts. The statement issued by Representative (Jardner, Senator Lodg ' son-in-law, li still stronger. He says: I had Intended to support Roosevelt unlit 1 read, his Columbus speech. With very real i egret I rtnd that tils funda mental views are m dlffeient from my wn that I cannot support him. lm very rtroncly opposed to the Initiative, the recall and the review of Judicial decisions. If the Republican national platform shall declare for the Initiative and the tecall I shall refuse to stand on that platform lp my own candidacy for Consress. , Representative Gardner had already consented to take an active part in the Roosevelt campaign when the Colonel kicked over the milk pall by delivering the Columbps speech. Mr. Gardner, po it was said, was slated to run the literary bureau of the Roosevelt cam paign. These statements were good illustra tions of the sentiment with which many of the others of the Colonels old friends have received his Columbus speech and . . iub statement announcing n is canuinncy. I he developments In Washington in the course of the day were far from en couraging to Mr. Roosevelt's, supporters. In fac, the day did not bring forth n single statement in the Colonel's favor from any member of Congress who had been in doubt, while several who it wasi feared might turn to Roosevelt made it plain that they will stand by President Taft. . "I have always lieen an ardent Roose velt man," slid Ropresentatlvo Martin of South Dakota, "and was one of those who urged him to nccept another term four years ago upon the theory that he liad eervod but one electivo term, but I cannot join In the movement to displace at the oloso of his first term the man whom Col. Roosevelt chose from his own Cabinet to become his successor. Neither do I subscribe to the idea of judicial recall or an appeal from the decisions of the courts to a majority vote on constitutional ques tions." "I .have always been a loyal supporter of Col. Roosevelt," said Representative Burke of South Dakota, "I am one of those who lielievo in his sincerity, and when he declared after the election in 1904 that he would not again be a cundiduta for the Presidonoy, especially sinco ho reiteratod that declaration, I firmly be lieved that ho would not allow his name ngaln to be considered. I am pledged to President Tnft nnd am supporting and shall continue to support him." I could not do otherwise and maintain my self reepect. Tho American people believe in fair play and a square deal, and 1 do not think the candidacy of Col, Roosevelt will appeal to them." There wero many other statements of n similar diameter from Western Republi cans, Including progressives of conser vative tendencies. Others, who said nothing, were doing a lot of thinking, nnd it was apparent that many are going to wait before declaring themselves until they see how the country is itolng to take the Roosevelt candidacy. Many exiwted that Senator Borah of Idaho would have something to say to-day. It has beeu uncertain up to this time on what side of tho fence he would Jump. He is un nd mlror of Roosevelt, but bo is disgusted with ,tho Columbus speech. Mr, Borah Mid to-day that while he mado no attempt to oonceal his disagreement with Mr. Roosevelt in regard to tho recall of the judiciary ha was not ready yet to make n statement as to what candidate ho will support. Senator Elihu Root of New York, who served for many years in Roosevelt's Cabinet 'and whom Roosevelt himself has described as the most uble statesman of the present day. is out for Mr. Tnft. Senator Root deolinod to-day to commont on tho Roosevelt statement, but ho authorized the statement that he stands foi; Mr. Taft. Most .of tho Republicans of the New York delegation in Congress wno are in nasningion expressed them selves for President Taft, "lam for President Tuft. I amonnnsnd to the recall of Judges and such doctrines ftA mat. i noneve tnai mo Uoosovelt declaration will result in the renomlna tion and reelection of the President," said Representative Sereno K, Payne of Au burn, N, Y. While tho first news of Iho Roosevelt statement wag disspiriting to the Taft forces there was a notable reaction n. day and the President's advisers were declaring that Roosevelt's action would surely result in the crystullizution of i-euiimem in ravor ot me resident, The "resident himself was deluged with tele grams) from all parts of tho country to day assuring him of support und urging him to meet the fight squarely, Tho President his acoepted tho Roose velt challenigit and tho issue in the coming liuttlo will be tho maintenance of the integrity of the courts nnd the upholding of the Constitution Upon that issue the President in content to go to the Republi ana of the-country and Is confident that hta attitude as reflected In his personal views and the nets of his Administration will.be sustained overwhelmingly. . Ybi,i1i!yw.'y l(,Pxtllcan were Inclined last night to regard Roosevelt's entry lDt5iS.?w "A or"ili a split in the prtrhfwould Insure (he election el a CHARLES OF LONDON 718 Fifth Ave., Cor. 56th St. EXHIBITION OF Fine Old English China Democrat, a docidedlv more hopeful view was expressed to-d.iv. Many of the Tuft maiuiccrs will tell vou emphati cally that Air. RnoHovell'n defeat will be so overwhelming In tho Chicago convon tion that his followers will bo glad to climb aboard the Taft kind wagon. Other Republicans, however, who know Col. Roosevelt's qualities as a fighter discount this statement nnd maintain that the Colonel will causo enough troiiblo to mnko tho selection of n compromise candidate like Hughes the only possiblo solution with any chance of success. Many Republicans In attempting to fathom the Colonel's motives' profess to believe that Mr. Roosevelt is working for 1910 not 1U12 nnd that he really knows tnnt he cannot lie nominated himself this year, and believe that no Republican can lie elected. In tho event of Tuffs defeat he will bo in n position to say in i!)l: "Well, we would have won if you had taken tne," Several Democrats issued statements to-day in regard to tho Roosevelt candi dacy. One of the most canst io was by Representative Henry, chairman of the lloue Ruies Committee, Hero is, the Henry statement: "Tho Dem crats can easily defeat Roosevelt with a strictly progressive candidate. 1 consider Roosevelt tho decoy duck of the special interests and Wall Street crowd, the advance agent and olillcal trustee of "My Dear Hnr riman" and HurrimanV business heirs in political ventures, hoosevelt mid tho steel trust magnate Gary now have a bear hug on one another and nothing in politics can break the deathlike grip. "Yes, Roosevelt is to preach progres sive politics away from New; York and dofen the steel trust at home and in tho White House should ho win. There i not the thickness of an eyelash between the "big stick' and tho 'big t rust busi ness.' .Notice how ho eidestn pred all those things, including the tariff." WHOLLY BAD, SAYS M'CALL t Massachusetts Congressman Opposes I(nosecU and Ills Theories. Rostov, Feb. 20. "If I may paraphrase a statement made by President Roose velt himself, 1 would say that under no circumstances would I vote to give Mr. Roosevelt another nomination, " said Con gressman Samuel W McCull at tho State House to-day Congressman McCall came hero from Washington to address tho Committee on Constitutional Amend ments of tho Legislature on the initiative, referendum and recall. (Jeorge Fred Williams appeared in favor of the amend ments. Roth speakers made reference to Col. Roosevelt and his Columbus speech. Mr. McCall referred to the ex-President as a "distinguished authority who has enunciated a new theory trie right, of the people to reverse the'decisions of 'the Supreme Court on the Constitution." Mr. Williams sjkiUo of .Mr. Roosevelt's acceptance of the initiative and referen dum as one of the signs that it is now very popular with the people, "n fart that is shown," he argued, "because it has been accepted by u man who is the most eaijer of eny public man we've over had to grab public power and has studied questions with that end in view Congressman McCall was emphatic against all three of the principles, de claring thr.t in this age of specialization, men have become too narrowed in their views to ropo with tho big questions of public concern with any great degree of wisdom. He quoted "the Roosevelt speech us an instance of. what niicht be expected, declaring that the scheme was wholly bail. He asserted that if the people had the power of reviewing Supreme Court de cisions there would be real menace to the Individurl and the influence of the majority would lie tho only law of the land and might bo chanced as often as m- jorities changed. He cited instances to fIiow how this might mean the taking awav of some of tha most precious rights 01 mo people, among others mat ot re ligious freedom. FORAKER SAYS NOTHING. Ohio Candidates Fur Delegates at Large Still For Tall. ClNri.v.vATt. Feb. 10. Forme." United States Senator James H, Forakor de clined to-night to bo Interviewed regard ing Roosevelt s candidacy. Samuel Meyer, executive head of one of the largest manufacturing concerns in this city, who is a candidate for dele gate at large to the national convention, said: "I have not changed my opinion nnd have no other choice for "President than William II. Taft. 1 don't see any reason why I should not support him. He is a Cincinnatian, has mudo a good President and 1 am with him from start to finish," Charles J, Christie, former Renubllcan Vice-Mayor of Cincinnati, long and inti mately associated with former Mavor Fleischmann, who is 11 candidate for deleuale to tne ltenutil can national convention at Chicago and now on u tour or tne world, saw 111 the absence or his chief: "I am quite- sure a big majority of tho Republicans in Cincinnati are for Taft. The President will have tho Ohio delegation at Chicago, A KN0CK0JLJT.J5AYS BRIGGS. Senator Delleves Speech, Has Destroyed T. H.'s Chances In New Jersey. TtiKNTOS, N. J., Feb. Id. - United States Senator Frank C. Urlggs, chairman of the Republican Btite committee, expressed tho lielief to-night that Col. Roosevelt's Columbus seec)i had lulled him politi cally so far as New Jersoy is concerned. Senator Rriggs has been making a care ful canvas of the political situation in the State and this has convinced him that Col. Roosevelt has lost ground rapidly in the last fow days. He said that umoug the many Republicans whom ho has interrogated in the past dav or two he had found only one who declared himself as favoraulo to the nomlnntion of the Colonel. Former Oov. Kdwnrd C. Stokes, who camo out as one of the orlginul Roosevelt boomers in tho State, is not at all In ac cord with tho Roosevelt utterances at 1 olumliiis. lie can stand for a third term nnd while lie has not forsaken the Roosevelt cause, he makes no secret of the ract that no is not in sympathy with the latest declaration of Roosevelt politic, TEXAS LEADErTTICKLED. Cerll A. Lyon Hays the Colonel Will Kueep the Country. San Antonio, Tex., Feb, 2fi, -Cecil A. Lynn, national committeeman and chair man of tho Itepubllcan executive com' mittee of Texas, to-night said of Col Roose volt's announcement' "While all the initiated knew it was comlnu. its effect will be none the less electrical. Tho candidacy of Col, Roose- ven win uppciw 10 Americans or ail parties If he is nominated. as I confldenl Iv nnet he will sween tho country ilk lin Hl.i In IDOL If he is not nominated that Is If Mr. Tnft is nominated we might as well becln addressing Wnndrnw UMImn or whoever else the Domocratu name, as LOCAL CLEAVAGE OM ROOSEVELT General Prediction Here That the Colonel Can't Have Xcw York. KINGS COUNTY FOR TAFT Some Sharp Things Said About the Aml)ltlonn of Ills Prodcccwor. No event in-recent years haa so stirred the Ropublloan politicians of the boroughs of New York city as Col, Roosevelt's an nouncement of his candidacy. It was stated at Republican State headquarters in West Thirty-ninth street by an official who did not care to have his name printed: Col. Roosevelt cannot count on moro than ten votes to the national convention out of tho ninety from his nativo State. This does not mean that many of us do no t admire Roosevelt, but it does mean that one nnd nil, old guard and progressives, nro going to stand behind tho President and give him tho indorsement that ho de serves." It is tho opinion that the Rnw'H people will endeavor to secure dclcgato from Onondaga, Monroe, Cattin ugus, Chautauqua, .Jefferson, St. Lawrcnco ... Franklin counties. Otto T. Bannard, who was the Republi can candidate for Mayor in 1909, said yesterday: It Is a fair Inference that the Colonel hns been nn active candidate nil alornr. uncertain only as to the time nnd place of announcement. The call of Hip people not being of a deaf ening character, he concluded that further delay was unsafe, nnd arranged as a curtain raiser the cnll of the "Seven Little Oov- eroors. It was new and Intereslimr, even it it lacked dramatic quality. lie lias no serious quarrel with Tnft except that when he made Taft President ho only Intended it to be for one term. If Taft would only step out. then the Colonel would he free to accept to terms more nnd then provide a substitute aKahii laft will haveamijorityof the delegates at the Chicago convention on the first ballot. The ( olonel's advocacy of the "recall of judicial decisions" and the peculiar In- ciihntion of his candidacy are helping Taft eery minute, and the April primaries will be even easier than the March primaries. Wter the convention the question will be what will the always Interesting Colonel do next? Ihiblic utterances on this subject, like those on the third term and on his willing ness to he an open candidate, must always be sublect to Interpolation and mental reservation. Will ho be a candidate at the llaltlmore convention? Will he holt his nartv nnd organize a third party? Comptroller Prendersast. who Is Col. Roosevelt's candidato for Governor, said yesterday: Col. Roosevelt Is my candidate for the Presidency. I shall do everything within my (Kiwer to help bring about his nomina tion. I ntn In favor of him because I believe him to be the foremost American stales- mini, lie is a man of original ideas, strong cunviclloiis. and Is a real leader, lie Ims alwavs been u progressive in the sense that tie hns heeii the champion of the best ideals 1n American politic. As a Republi can I sin not at nil disturbed this morning .11 in estimates 01 i;oi. itoofevell a strength made by men prominent in the local Itepub licau organiratlon. The)- think that' ccr t'liti New lork city sentiments are renr. sentatlve of the whojn country. Before tne canvas lor hip nomination u over they will change their mlndi. Mayor Uayno- was at tha City Hall yesterday for a few hours. He Bent out word to the reporters who wanted to talk to him about the political situation that Col Roosevelt haa brought about that Mr. Roosevelt's political ambitions were something that he was not bothering his iieau anout. Llovd C Qriscom. formerly president of tho New York Republican county com mittee, saia; 1 tninic tnai JTesident Taft has earned the right to renomination for a second term and I am heartily in favor of him and shall work for his re nomination." Robert C Morris, another former president of the county committee, said that he was heartily for Taft and would work overtime for the President's re nomination, adding, "Mr. Taft is the logical and rightful candidate, and he Is certain of success if he is properly supported." George R, Sheldon, treasurer of the Republican national committee, with whom ex-lVesidenf Roosevelt had that recent correspondence concerning the $240,000 fund raised by the late Edward H. Harriman in the closing days of the 1904 campaign, said: "It will be President Tuft or nobody, so far as l am concerned. I believe that the President should have a renomination, and I see no reason what ever to suppose that he will not win in the convention. Mr. Taft will have the support of every business man and the opposition of none of the party save few long nairea uemagoguen in tne went. Col. Abraham Uruber emnhaslred his statement of Sunday by adding, "As a matter of faot Roosevelt has been working for his own renomination over since Taft was elected. He never thought that Taft would be elected or he wouldn't have liacked him in tha first place," V I , rtt L' 1 . I. I ... .luvui wim-vr niwHii, wiiu futures Willi Representative William M. Caldar the control of the Kings county Republican organization, recalled that the organiza tion was committed to the support of Mr. Taft, and Mr. Kracke saw no reason why the organization should change its opinion, "I prefer, however," said Mr. Kracke, "to say nothing about Col, Roosevelt's personal stand. AH I care to say is that the President has earned the right to expect tha support of loyal Republicans in our part of the oity and that we shall do our best to secure it for him." ' Jacob Brenner, formerly chairman of the Kings county executive committee, said: "My lifo for forty-ont years has been connected with the practice of law and 1 cannot subscribo to the Colouel's theory on the recall of Judges or recall of judicial decisions. Therefore) I am not in sym pathy with his candidacy. Roosevelt's defeat for the nomination will foroe him tn support Tnft, and this result will unify the party to a very large e'tent." F.x-Sherlff Alfred T. Hobley of Brooklyn remarked: "Roosevelt wants to leave It to the people whether or not he should be nominated. If Uie people were to vote on the proposition he would be over whelmingly defeated, Mr. Roosevelt will be 'licked to a frazzle' If hs Is nominated, but he will not be nominated." Col, Michael J. Dady of Brooklyn said: "I took Col, Roosevelt at his word when he stated while ha was yet President of the United States that under no cir cumstances would he become a candidate for a third term, and having bean one of his loyal supporters ana admirers I have taken It for granted that ho would tuver become suoh a candidate. I am surprised at his attitude. I was sur prised, at a man of his statesmanship and ability being led astray by 'friends' and 1 exceedingly regret that ho should be placed in this disagreeable position of being led astray," Darwin R, James, Jr., president of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, said: "The club has not gone on record aa yet offlclully. Ihero was an informal vote taken at n recent meeting of one of the large committoea at whloh the sentiment seemed to bo divided about equally be tween Associate Just loo Hughes, Presi dent Taft and Col. Roosevelt. There will probably he a meetinir of the club vnrv soon, at which official action will he lanen, Col, Willis L, Ogden of Brooklyn re marked after reading Col. Roosevelt'. announcement of his candldaoy; "I feel as If I had burled a brother. Nover7iavo I for a moment believed It possible that Col. Roosevelt would nccept another nomination. For rears I have been tils devoted friend and admirer. The situa tion to-day, however, to my mmd lias th redeeming feature that It makes the nomination, and I believe the reeleotion, of President Taft absolutely certain." Marcus B. Campbell, .chairman of the Kinss county Kemib loan exeoutlvo com mittee, said: 'The oommltteo has unanl-1 mously indorsed Mr. Taft.' Those were my sentiments. They are my sentiments I still. I do not believe the new county I committee to be elected on March 20 will in any way niter the situation." , While Comptroller Prendergast spoke . out strongly for Col. Roosevelt the I vast majority of the Republican Brooklyn leaders are Taft men. But it has been known for some time that Cot. Roosevelt's friends have turned their eyes toward Mr, Prendergast hs the candidate for Governor to bo nomi nated In tho Republican State convention next fall shouitf the verdict of the nations 1 convention be for Roosevelt. "OUTLOOK" CAN'T FOLLOW T. R. That Is If He Would Really Recall Judges, for Dr. Abbott Wouldn't. In defining the position ot the pro gressives In nis speech before tho Ohio constitutional convention at Columbus Col. Roosevelt declared his acceptance of the principle of recall aa applied to the judiciary. "The question of applying tho recall In any shape, he said, "Is one of expe diency merely. Each community has tho right to try the experiment for itself In vhnuver shape It pleases. Under the conations set forth in tho 'extract (rom ..o tetter alven above Iref erring to a letter from an unnamed jurist previously read, in which mention Is mado of the Acquittal of the confessed boodlero in Missouri and in California by the Supreme Court upon purely technical grounds) I would personally nave favored tho recall of the Judges both In California and in Missouri; for no damage that could have been done by the recall would have equalled tho damago done to the community by Judges whose conduct had revolted not only the spirit of justice but the spirit of common sense. Ktther the recall will have to be adopted or else it will have to be made much easier than it now is to get rid not merely of a bad Judge but of a Judge who, however virtuous, has grown so out of touch with social needs and facts that he is unfit longer to render good servioe on the benoh. A quicker, a more summary remedy (than impeachment) Is needed. And whenever it be found In' actual practice that such remedy does not give tne neeaea results 1 woum unhesi tatingly adopt the recall. Comment Inn upon the'Columbus speech. the Outlook in its current number gives editorial utterance In concise form to a formal statement of its own charter of democracy, which It professes to find in hearty accord with the views Independ ently expressed by Its contributing editor. Of tne recall of tne judiciary the Outlook has this to say: The recall should be applioanle only to those offices which are measurably local in scope and which are filled for measurably long terms. The more ex tended the iurisdlotion of the official and the more limited his term of office the less useful Is thisdevice of the recall. For reasons which we do not here state, but whloh are grounded In the principles of democracy, popular recall should not be extended to the judiciary." CONNECTICUT AH FOR TAFT. Republican Leaders Bee Nn Excuse For Roosevelt's candidacy. Hartford, Conn.. Feb. 2(1. According to the views ef Republican leaders in this State Col. Roosevelt .will get little support in Connecticut. w Chalrtnaa Michael Kenealy of the Re publican State central committee said: "As far as I am conoerned 1 am for Taft and I believe the Hepublican party of the State of Connecticut is for Taft. Do you know of any Connecticut Repub lican newspapers that are opposed to him? I don't, and I am satisfied that the Republican party will nominate Mr. Taft in epite of Mr. Roosevelt or' any one else." Lleut.-Oov. Dennis A. Hlakeslee of New Haven said: "The Roosevelt announcement can make ne difference with Connecticut. We are all for Taft and I believe Mr. Roosevelt can hope for nothing here." flov. Baldwin airrees with tne Republi cans. Commenting on Roosevelt's chances he said: "It will bo Impossible for him, in my judgment, to get the votes of Connecticut In the Republican convention, and If he should be nominated by that convention I think he will be defeated at the hIs. "If the Democratic party puts up the right man I think it will win this fall. With any candidato who stands fqr a remarkable reduction of tariff rates and economy and efficiency in the publlo service the Democratic nartv was nrettv sure to win before the split between President Taft and Roosevelt. They are now almost certain to win if they put the right man forward." TAFT SENTIMENT 1N VERMONT. Believed That the Few Roosevelt Men Will Line Up for t he President. RUTWN11. Vt.. Feb. 2. Fred A. Field, who haa long been identified with the Republican party and who wanted Roose velt four yoars ago, to-day said: "I believe the people of Rutland will support Taft. While there is still a sprink ling of Roosevelt men, it is evident that the majority of the people are provoked with Roosevelt coming into the field after Indorsing Taft bo strongly in 1908 and will not stand by him. The Roosevelt men are largely those who have some axe to grind, especially the old soldiers, who blame Taft for holding up their pen sion hill; but there Is good reason to be lieve that many of those will swing over before election." Oov, John A. Mead, whose Home is here, believes that the Roosevelt sentiment will not affect tho State at large and that the votes of conservative Republicans will be for Taft. Men close to the Gov ernor say that he will probably be one of the delegates from Vermont to the itepuulican national convention, mat ha has said that there is indication that all the national and district delegates will be Taft men. FINE FOR THE DEMOCRATS. Alabama Governor's Opinion of- Roose velt's Candidacy. "There Is one thing that con bo said about Roosevelt coming out for tho nomi nation," said Qov. Emmet O'Neal of Alabama at the Waldorf yesterday, "It increases the chances of the Democrat io party at the next -election. Then of course It gives the oountry the opportunity 'to settle forever the question of the third term. It will also help to determine the'answer to the ques tion as to whether this shall be a repre sentative government or a pure democ racy to be governed by the unrestrained will of the numerlcalfnajority. "I think Roosevelt will get some of the Bout hern Republican vote at the convention, in tne ooutn a man is usu ally a Republican for office only, and there will be those who, believing' that Roosevelt will surely be nominated, will abandon Taft. Whoever is nomi nated by the Republicans the result will' which will make for our success, 1 really believe that any candidate the' Demo crats might put up now would look like a standout conservative compared with Roosevelt as he is revealed In the propa ganda he haa outlined," Tho purest nnd most readily assimilated miiiskey in the world, acts ttpun the normal physique as a food, A Qunlity Whiskey unique In flavor, purity and cn"e tlvenc.. ROOSEVELT BUTTONS FLY 0VERNEW YORK Headquarters Opened 24 Stories.! Up in Metropolitan Tower. VOTERS BETTER LOOK OUT Colonel Haa Got Knrorment 'Lists and Will Semi Them Ills Speech, " 1 Right here in Manltattan, where the New York Republican county committee only recently declared by an overwhelm ing majority for the renomination of President Taft, Roosevelt headquarters were opened yesterday. Tons of Roose velt 'campaign buttons wero all ready for distribution. There is to be a literary bureau and a publicity bureau and the swilteet sort of campaign methods. These Roosevelt headquarters are on the twenty-fourth floor of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building tower and are in charge ot Oliver 0. Carpenter. Col. Roosevelt Is not to cive much attention to them. He Is to remain at the Oullobk office. William L. Ward, Republican national committeeman for tho State) William Halpin, formerly president of the New York county committee, and other prac tical Republican politicians are to be In charge. The primary purpose of these Headquarters is to complete the ma chinery in tho efforts to get Roosevelt delegates in New York city and through out the State to the State convention to be held at Rochester on April 8. Ward's frlendi and Hatpin's friends said last night that Roosevelt's publia an nouncement having come aftr the county committee vote would make h-Uifference in the complexion ot the delegation from New York county to the State convention- There are to be 1,015 delegates in this Btate convention. The Republicans do not vote aa a unit from any county, aa has been tho invariable rule in.the,,; Demo cratic party. There was no ludioatlou yesterday that Roosevelt is to. have any material support In the Rochester con vention. It was too early for either Mr Ward or Mr. Halpin or their friends to offer any estimates. The Roosevelt campaig) buttons sent out from the new headquarters yesterday by mall all over tho State I ore the legend "We want him for President" around a portrait of Roosevelt when he was younger. THE ROOSEVELT BUTTON. Mr Carpenter, who is in charce at the headquarters, nnnou ced that the head quarters represent d "The Roosevelt Committee of the City of Now York," whoso work would lie toward securing doiogates to tho national con ention in favor of the nomination of T e dore Roosevelt. 'I he flint work, though; it was explained, would be to make the R oso elt men felt in t e Stale conven tion. Mr. Carienter added: "The officers of this committee will co pci-ate In Uie work thro ghout the country o secure Rooseveltdeiegates. Copies of M r. Roose -veil' eech at Coliimbu have been firinted and the demands whloh have aomo n Irom nil over the country will be sup pli;d as Boon as possibl , The names of the members of the o mmittie will be made publia in a few days. So many names nve como in that it will lie ira iKissible to complete the lint until about Wednesday At that time the names of the officers of the committee will also be given " An effort was made yesterday to ascer tain If the Colonel Is to be u delegate to the Rochester State (on vent Ion No in n. I was stated, could answer that question but Rooovoll himself The (.olonel's prominence at Saratoga In 1VIU makes this feature of his candidacy particularly intercti g, Accoidipg to the best irformntinn Ihtmigliqut tlx) State the Colonel could not must r niuoh Htrengtu in the 8tat convention, Inas much as It is dominated by tho Slate committee to u ;a'go extent and the vast majorit of this State ommlttee are for laft nnd oposed to Roosevelt rhould tr.e weakn m of tho Col ne at the State cnventlon become apparent the Rooavelt New Yprk rlty committee will oonflne Its efforts to securing dele gates f om Now York Stute to the na tional o nvcntlcn, There will bo ninety of theso delegates, and Mn Carpenter did n tare to say yj(orday what pro portion nf that niimb'r would bo Roose velt men. The headquarters obtained from the Citu Ruord office yesteidny at a onst of 117.50 lists of tho enrolled .voters ot Uio city. QUICK ANSWER FROM KENTUCKY. Congress District Committee Ajlopts Resolutions Imlnrslnt Taft. UENPKnsoN. KyFob, 20,. The Repub llcan committee of the Second Congress district ' met to-duy nnd called county conventions in Iho districts to lie held April to select delegates to the Stalo convention in Loulsvlllo. Following tho announcement of Rooso- Vf.lt tout tin lu a .aillr.a adopted strong resolutlono indorsing the Pledged the support of the dlstrlot to him in the Stato convention. The dlstrlot is almost solid for Tnft for reelection. S. Alttrum & Ea; A SALE OF CHILDREN'S DRESSES at' especially low prices FOR THIS DAY (TUESDAY) DRESSES OP GINGHAM AND LAWN, SIZES 4 TO 8 YRS. $2.25 DRESSES OP GINGHAM, SIZES 10 TO 14 YEARS . 275 DRESSES OF WHITE PIQUE AND REP, SIZES 10 TO 14 YRS. 4.50 DRESSES OF CHALLIS, SIZES 8 LINGERIE DRESSES, LACE SIZES 8 TO 14 YEARS 3WH) Amine, 34Uj mtfe TAFT A REACTIONARY IS ROOSEVELT'S EXCUSE ' Continued from Firtt Pag. what Col. Roosevelt said In explanation of his course was not made public, but when the, statement was shown to tha former President to-night and he was asked If he had been correct ly quoted he said: "That represents my position ex actly." Mr. Roosevelt nut in a busy day. From to 1 o'clock ho received at Judge Grant's home on Bay State road and a stream of Republican progressives passed in and out. The Judge's study was-the scene of deep discussion by the members of the band of Republican 'progreeelves who called upon the Colonel to declare their fealty and to discuss methods of electing delegate to the Republican national con vention who would vote for the nomina tion of Mr. Roosevelt. Matthew Hale, a militant of the mili tants, was one of the earliest ones to appear. Mr. Hate was admitted to tne Colonel's presence shortly after I A. M. Soon afterward Col. John J. Whipple, the Rev. Alan Hudson and Starrett Hud son of Brockton reported for duty. Ray mond H. Ovcson, secretary of the Massa chusetts progresssive organisation, pi loted Charles E. L. Wlngate and Herbert underwood, r. a. Aiunsey s representa tives here, to the Grant home and intro duced them to tho Colonel. While the progressives were foregather ing Congressman Nicholas Longworth made a brief call and when he left re marked that he did net know what waa going on inside as he had only a few words with his father-in-law. The Congresb man said -he was not'informed about the political manreuvrea contemplated by the Colonel. Meanwhile Russell A. .Wood and Law rence Q. Brooks of Cambridge, ex-District Attorney Arthur 1. If 111, T. Frank Drake of Springfield. Robert W, Patterson or Worcester, Col. Thomas F.. Doherty, a former Water Commissioner; James P. Magenis, ex-member of the School Board; Councillor Earnest' E. Smith. William H. Osgood ot Lowell, Senator Arthur Mason of Haverhill and Representative, Oaorge Webster of Georgetown and Charles 8. Baxter, the manager of the campaign of Louis A. Frothingham for the nomina tion of Governor, had reported to the Colonel and were engaged with the others in listening. , ' Before 11 A. M. everybody who had been expected was inside. The last arrivals were John Base, brother of Qov. Bass of New Hampshire and George Rublee of New York, a personal friend of the New Hampshire executive. At 12:30 Matthew Hale led the progres sives out of the House and the group was in high spirits. At 1 O'clock Col: Roosevelt left Judge Grant's home and went to the Chilton Club, a fashionable women's social or ganization which recently securea a club liquor license. There he was the luncheon miestof Mrs.RoeerWolcott. The Colonel was invited to meet some of the friends of Mrs. Wolcott and no other man was present. Tho Colonel remained at the Club' until after a o'clook, then did some errand and reached the State House Just before 3 o'clock. After his address he returned to Judge Grant's house, got his baggage and went to the residence of Grafton D. Cushlng, Speaker ot the House, where he spent the night. Mr. Cushlng aaid that the people he had invited to dine with the Colonel were old friends and that it was purely a social aff alr.l io politic figuring in it. Speaker Cushlng has been regarded as a Taft man and when the question was put to him to-night aa to how he stood he re plied: "I cannot express a preference while Col. Roosevelt is my guest. This dinner has no significance. As a matter of fact I asked the Colonel to be my guest before I knew he was to be a candidate for the nomination." To-morrow morning Col. Roosevelt plans to meet Gov. Bass of New Hamp shire and his brother John. He will go to Cambridge tn lunch with his son Kermit and some of the litter's college chums. The Colonel will then return to Boston and spend the night at the residence of Dr. Williim Sturgis Bigelow, an old friend. No plans have been arranged for the eve ning. In his address to the House Col. Roose velt said in part: My position Is simple. It la that If the people know enouch to make the Constitu tion they know enough In the last resort to say what It was that they meant when they mode It. In the lutt resort the people after due deliberation are to be met and must be nmters and their representatives their servants. Theje Is nothing Ignoble lp any man fit to be a puhllc servant avowing thut he Is such, It was Abraham Lincoln who In his (tret Inaueural spoke of his absoluto responsibility to I uie his word "his musters, the American people." I am not advocating the recall ot the Judge, I am advocating the recall of legal ism to Justice. My proposal applies only to legislative acts which the courts declare unconstitu tional. I refer specifically to laws passed In the collective Interests of the whole community, passed by the legislative body, your uody here, in the exercise of the power to promote the general wefare. In the .exercise of the police power which la Inherent In, the Legislature If such 'a law duly'deaynK with tha collective Interests of the community as n whole, pataed by the Legislature and stgiied by the Uovernor, Is declared un constitutional by the court, I ask that the people be given the right, IT they choose to exercise that right, themselves to pass Until Judgment upon the proposition. It has been stated that this will substitute popular .whim, the whim ot a moment, for the decision of tha Judiciary. My propoaal la that then. If tho court hns decided thut the Legislature, plus the Executive, has exceeded the power granted by the people to hem under the constitution that the people shall them reives have the right to say whether their remtnntatlves the Leclslature and tha Kxeeuilvn crrlce ware rlaht op whthv I their lepresentatlves on the court ware I llBllt. I rrovlslon should be made that ne vote 6.50 AND EMBROIpERY TRIMMED, $7,50 35ty Bixtttt, Jhm . NEW YORK Celebrated Hats SPRING'STYLES' Now-On Sale PHILADELPHIA could be had save at a regular election not less than alx months distant aftsr tha appeal to the people Is made. In that case you see tha the minimum time would be two years of discussion by the people, an dthat being the case. It la obvious absurdity to say that I am pro posing to submit such action to popular whim, to the frenty of a moment. A moment that lasts two years Is a long moment. If In two years the people are not able to make up their minds about a question, then I am sorry for the. com monwealth of which they are citizens (Laughter, and the position I take In these matters Is that of your own Masaa ohusetts Justice on the Supreme Court, Mr. Justice Holmes, when he says in a recent decision In the Oklahoma Bank cse and I quote his words verbatim: It may be. aald In a. general way that the police power extends to all the great public needs. It may be put forth In aid of what Is sanctioned by usage or held by the prevailing morality or by a strong and preponderant opinion to be creatly and Immediately necessary to tha public welfare." -Justice Holmes has put the claim for3 the exercise of the police power by tht Btate even more strongly than ever I have put It In advocating Its exercise, and that opinion of Justice Holmes waa ftlven In handing down the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and that opin ion la now part of the supreme law ot tht land. All I advocate Is giving tha people of tha Several States the right to put that opin ion Into practical effect as part ot the law of the State If the State court declines to follow the example of the Supreme Couit In that matter, declines to adhere tn the doctrine thus handed down by Juatlcs Holmes, a doctrine which la now part of the law of the nation. It the State courts, If the Supremr Court of the nation In Its past history, and If the several State courts had lived up to the doctrine which is laid down by Justice Holmes, none of the decisions of which 1 have complained could have been made not one of them, and there would have been no need of advocating tha' measure that I advocate. Again, to listen to the arguments ef certain worthy Individuals who denounce the proposed ohangs, you would' think that the purpose of the change was tn substitute the uusty passion ot a mob for the decision of a court. Just serosa the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakts from the State of New York lies the great commonwealth of Ontario, part of Canada, a commonwealth with essentlslly the same kind of government as Nan York, precisely the same kind of popula tion precisely the same problems to faca In that commonwealth as In every com monwealth of Australia and Canada, a In Great Britain, as In Oermay, aa In i ranee, as In practically all other Brsat civilized nations. In that commonwealth the court has no power whatever to de clare a legislative act unconstitutional. Now 1 do not want to go as far aa that, I think It Is bettsr that we should gtv the courta equsl power with the LegfeU. Jure, but I want to keep tha people aa tha Judge between them, when thediffer ss to whether a given law Is within the powar and the right of the people to pass. I want to keep the courts and th legisla ture as rheoks upon each other In con. stltutlonal matters, but In those same con stitutional matters I want to make tht people supreme whenever they think It necessary to decide between their two agents, the legislature and the Judiciary. Now understand. I have no prlda of opinion In this matter. I am not weddtd to any method, l advocate tha method I am advocating because It seems to ma to offer a better tjhance of reaching a reht solution than any other, but I am wedded to the purpose that I uphold. I wish to put a stop to the courts nullifying Isws which the people deem neoesisry t their general welfare. Applause.) J am perfectly willing to discuss with any men hi to what methods are beat of achieving the results thst V have In view. REFUSES $15,906 PASTORATE. Or. Conwell Will Not Come Io Calrarr Churrh In New York. Philadelphia, Feb, 2S. The He v. Russell H. Conwell, pastor of the Orsce Baptist Temple, has, declined the pastorate of the Calvary Church, New. Yrrk, He said to-day that he "intends to remain In Philadelphia until the end of his days." While Dr. Conwell did not receive a formal call, it was understood that, if lie were wilting to accept, suoh a call wouiri be forthcoming immediately. The salary offered waa 111,000 a rear, wnioh i ,( above that paid to him by tht Baptist iqiupie. SPEY-ROYAL ALL SCOTCH nlSKYJ TO 14 YEARS nausTM: rTatt Ai4 io - in th wm hips to AmrtH In bot I aF---'