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Democrats Need One More
Seat in the Senate.
Elections in Seven States Yet Remain
in Doubt.
Entire Organization of the Upper
House to Be Overthrown if Po
litical Complexion Changes.
I?emocrati?' control <>f the 1'nit^l States
Senate is not yet a certainty, although
the positive capture of only one more
seat is necessary to Insure them the
necessary majority. That is the way the
situation stands today, in t'-e light of
the latest retains from Tuesday s flec
If th^ democrats get one of the tw<1
togas at issue in Illinois or one toga 1'*
Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, South
Dakota. Tennessee or Wyoming, they will
have a strength of forty-nine in the upper
branch of Congress, and therefore the
With the hold-over senators, those re
elected and those sure of re-election or
of being succeeded by men of the same
political party, trie Senate stood 40 demo
crats and 31 republicans. The democrats
needed nine, therefore, to give them con
trol. Returns to date indicate they aie
already sure of eight.
Colorado Democratic.
The Colorado legislature is surely
democratic and Gov. John F. Shafroth
and Charles S. Thomas, both democrats,
will probably be chosen.
Likewise, the Delaware legislature has
been captured by the democrats, and
Democratic National Committeeman
Saulsbury will probably be chosen to
succeed Senator Richardson.
In Kansas. Gov. W. H. Stubbs. repub
lican candidate, has conceded the election
..f W. H. Thompson, democrat, to succeed
Senator Curtis.
In Montana, the choice of Thomas J.
Walsh, democrat, has been made prac
tically a certainty by the count of the
ballots so far.
In Nevada the democratic candidate.
Key Pitman, appears to have the lead
ever Senator Massey, republican, and will
take his place as soon as the Nevada
legislature meets.
New Jersey returns leave no doubt of
a democratic majority in the state legis
lature, Insuring the election of former
Representative jlughes to the Senate.
In Oklahoma Senator Owen, democrat,
as distanced his competitors in the sena
torial race, and his return is assured.
Insured Forty-Eight Votes.
That insures the democrats forty-eight
votes. They are likely to get at least one
more in the seven states where the re
sult is still somewhat in doubt. In. the
Illinois legislature the socialists and pro
gressives have a balance of power and
the Issue is hard determine. The republi
cans are in the lead in the struggle for
the Michigan legislature and a victory
for them means the return of Senator
William Alden Smith. The complexion
of the New Hampshire legislature, which
is to elect a successor to Senator Burn
ham, Is still a matter of conjecture. In
Oregon. where the election Is practically
by popular vote. Hen Snelling, republican,
and Harry Lane, democrat, aw running a
neck-anid-neck race, with the democratic
candidate slightly ahead.
In South Dakota Thomas Sterling, re
publican, appears to be leading R.
D. Pettlgrew, democrat, and the demo
crats have little chance to annex a toga
thera. The Tennessee legislature, ac
cording to latest reports, is in the hands
of fuslonlsts opposed to the election of
the democratic senatorial candidate. M.
R. Patterson. Senator Francis E. War
ren, republican, of Wyoming has a good
chance of re-election, according to the
latest reports from the state.
Republican Strength.
The republicans seem sure of thirty
nine seats in the Senate. In addition to
the thirty hold-over senators, they seem
to be sure of one from Maine, two from
Idaho, one each l'rom Iowa, Massachu
setts, Rhode Island. Minnesota, Nebraska,
New Mexico and West Virginia.
The democratic control is so near a cer
tainty that a deadlock in any of the
legislatures from which the returns are
close would prevent the republicans from
equaling their strength of forty-eight and
thus insure democratic control.
Democratic control of the Senate would
mean the overthrow of the entire Senate
organization. Democratic senators would
become chairmen of the big committees,
so long ruled over by republicans, and the
force of employes would show mure dem
ocratic votes on a straw ballot.
Heads of Committees.
Should the rule of seniority, so long in
vogue in the Senate, be followed, the im
portant committee chairmanships would
be practically as follows:
Appropriations?Senator Tillman^or Sen
ator Culberson.
Finance?Senator Simmons.
Agriculture?Senator Rankhead.
Civil service?Senator Clarke of Ar
Claims?Senator Overman.
Commerce?Senator Martin.
District of Columbia?Senator Smith ot
Education and labor?Senator Rayner.
Fisheries?Senator Fletcher.
Foreign relations?Senator Bacon.
Immigration -Senator JefT Davis.
Indian affairs?Senator Stone.
I nteroceanic tanais?Senator Thornton.
Interstate commerce?Senator Tillman
or Senator New lands.
Irrigation?Senator Newlands or Senator
Judiciary?Senator Culberson <,r Sena
tor Overman
Manufactures?Senator Smith of South
Military affairs?Senator Johnston.
Na\al affair's Senator PSllman or s'ena
tor Smith of Maryland.
Pensions?Senator Gore or Senator
Post offices?Senator Rankhead or Sen
ator Smith of South Carolina.
Privileges and elections?Senator John
stun or Senator Fletcher.
Public buildings and grounds?Senator
Culberson or Senator Swan son.
Rules?Senator Overman.
@ O/YD f/e WOCL0 Jr {/A0?K.WOOJ>
He in In the Held uniform of the Macedonian VoiunteerN, in lvhlcl be Im to be
hnrieii. On the ntreteher ?t left 1m hlm rifle, while in the rijsht hand of the dead
Moidier Im a wreath of flowerM. nnd in his left a wand, Myiuholie of valor.
Chairman to Appoint Inau
gural Committee Head.
Costello Expected to Make Recom
mendation in Short Time.
Some Democratic Congressmen Have
Frowned on Use of Pension Of
fice, But May Relent.
Selection of a chairman for the inau
gural committee is occupying the thoughts
of the democrats connected with the
office of the national committee in this
city. It is probable a choice will be made
within a few days. John Costello, na
tional committeeman, is going over the
list of available Washingtonians, and the
indications today are that he will rec
ommend one who has been active in the
local campaign to raise funds and send
democrats home to vote.
Henry E. Davis, Oharles A. Douglas,
E. Southard Parker, James F. Oyster and
W. V. Cox are men whose names have
been mentioned. However, Mr. Costello
has not said one word which would indi
cate his preference.
McCombs Will Act.
The formal appointment of the chair
man of the inaugural committee will be
made by W. F. McCombs, chairman of
the national committee. Mr. McCombs
has a complete knowledge of the affairs
of the democrats in this city and knows
the names of the men who have stood by
Committeeman Costello.
However, there is a possibility, that all
political lines will be erased when the
city of Washington gets down to the real
business of preparing the National Capi
tal for the first democratic inauguration
since Cleveland's time.
Ina-smuch as republican chairmen have
had the task on their hands for bo many
years, their experience will be valuable
assets, and there is every possibility that
republicans and democrats alike will
work together for the event.
Place for Ball a Problem.
One of the problems the Inaugural com
mittee will have to face is to find a suit
able place for the inaugural ball. Some
democratic congressmen have frowned on
ustfng the pension office, and It was
thought in IS*** that no more inaugural
balls might be held there. But the pre
vailing local thought is that Congress
should not prohibit -he use of the con
venient and suitable hall to honor the in
coming democratic executive, and that
the democratic opponents of this use
should be persuaded to relent for this
occasion only.
Body of M. M. Knadler Fonnd Lying
Across Water Trough.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
MARTINSBl'RG, W. Va.. November
7.?The authorities are investigating
the mysterious death of M. M. Knadler,
about sixty-nine years old, at Tablers
Station, four miles south of here. His
I body was found by his son, John Knad
ler, lying across a water trough. The
eon said he had gone out for the horses
about H o'clock In the morning when he
found his father lying on his back
across the trough. Coroner W. R. Kline
declined to Rive a certificate pending fur
ther investigation.
It was stated that John Knadler had
been drinking, and he and his father got
into an altercation in the kitchen the
evening before. Blood stains were found
or the kitchen floor. The father left the
house and was not seen alfve again,
though, it was stated, search was kept
up until late in the night. While there
were no special marks of violence on the
body, yet a slight mark was noticeable
below the right temple, and the throat
was enlarged. The dead man managed
the extensive apple orchard of J. W.
Stewart. He is survived by his widow,
one son and two daughters.
Every Woman Should
Read the Ads First
because the advertisements that appear regularly in THE
SIAR constitute the most important news of the day. Ad
vertising tells what is new, what is on sale tomorrow, how
to purchase everything from a sp(x>l of thread to an automo
bile most economically.
1 he latest news in advertising, a special sale of furs, a
big reduction in waists, a large saving on long white gloves,
bra^s bedsteads at almost half price, and new plush hats at a
saving of nearly a third are far more interesting and impor
tant to every woman than the latest battle of the Turko
Montenegriri war, the police scandal, or the Standard Oil
contribution to the i?>o8 presidential campaign.
If you haven't already formed the habit of reading THE
' STAR advertisements closely and constantly, you owe it to
yourself and those dependent upon you to do so at once.
(Copyright. 1012. J. P. Fallon.)
Colored Employes of Hotels
and Restaurants Will Meet
Next Week.
W itli a view of organizing: the colored
employes of the Washington hotels and
restaurants, a mass meeting will be held
the early part of next week, probably in
the National Rifles' Armory, under the
auspices of Washington Ixjcal, No. 2, of
the International Hotel Workers' Union.
The white and some of the colored mem
bers of this local are now on a strike at
the Raleigh and New Willard hotels and
the Cafe Republique.
At the union headquarters, 1331 G
street northwest, it was said this morn
ing that when the plans for the local
union are executed the Washington
branch of the international, embracing
both sexes and races, will be the strong
est in the United States. Not only will
the employes of the hotels now affected
be urged to join, but employes of all res
taurants and hotels.
Addresses to Be Made. #
At the mass meeting Edward Blochinger.
the organizer from New York, who is
conducting the present strike, will be one
of the speakers, and Prof. Edward L.
Cox of the economics department of the
Howard Universit* also will address the
Mr. Blochinger addressed the students
U"iy,ersit>' last night, and ex
plained the strike situation and the im
portance of the colored servitors organiz
ing if the union is to be of great impor
?t,n the local field. He was enthusi
astically received.
Mr. Blochinger left Washington for Bal
and !t ls Proba*>Ie that a
strike will be called in the Monumental
city at any time. Although the definite
mission of Mr. Blochinger could not be
learned, it is known that a strike is im
minent in Baltimore.
Grading of Ground for $22,000
Pumping Plant Is
Under Way.
Grading of the ground at 18th street and
Minnesota avenue southeast for the lo
cation of the twenty-two-thousand-dollar
Pumping station to be built by the water
department of the District was com
menced yesterday. The station will fur
nish water to the high territory east of
Anacostia branch. It is expected that it
will be in operation by the beginning of
In addition to the pumping station,
water towers, with tanks of 100,000 gal
lons capacity each, will be erected on
the sites of the Randie Highlands and
Staunton schools and at 10th street and
Alabama avenue, in Congress Heights.
The towers will cost about $4,000 each.
A twelve-iiM;h main will be laid from
18th street and Minnesota avenue to Good
Hope, which will make the total cost of,
the improvement about $40,000. The ex
pense will be met ? out of the general
funds of the water department.
Westerner Leaps From Operating
Table to Whip Assailant.
CHICAGO, November 7.-The restrain
ing influence of surseons and bullet
wounds had little effect on William
Lynch, a Helena, Mont., switchman, at
a local hospital last night after he had
cast his gaze on the man who shot him.
Lynch was on the operating table and
appeared to be in a dying condition. Phy
sicians were probing four bullet wounds
when two policemen walked into the room
with a prisoner. They asked if Lynch
was conscious so that he might try to
i identify their prisoner as the man who
| shot him.
Just then Lynch opened his eyes and
saw a familiar face.
"Let me get my hands on that man "
he cried; "he's the fellow who shot me.
I just want him for a minute, and then
I'll die in peace." S
Physicians and instruments were sent
in all directions as the patient leaped
from-the table, but the police succeeded
in rescuing their man. The physicians
say that Lynch may recover.
Great-Great-Grandfather Was Fa
mous in Early History of Nation.
Peter Goelet Gerry, who was elected to
the House of Representatives from the sec
ond Rhode Island district, will reintroduce
into American history a name that was
famous a century ago in the beginning
of the nation's story.
Mr. Gerry married Miss Mathilda Town
send of this city. He was the political
opponent of Representative Utter of
Rhode Isand, who died a few hours be
fore the votes were cast on election day.
Peter Goelet Gerry's great-great-grahd
father, Elbridge Gerry, was one of the
signers of the Declaration of inde
pendence and was Vice President of the
United States in the Madison administra
tion. He was also governor of Massachu
setts in 1810 and 1811.
The younger Gerry is a graduate of
Harvard, class of 1001, is well known as
a sportsman. He is a member of the
Metropolitan Club of this city.
Total electoral vote 531
Necessary to elect 266
Wilson 403
Roosevelt 77
Taft ........... 12
In doubt?Illinois 29 *
Pluralities. Electoral Vote.
A A.
?\ f \
STATE. : ?
Alabama 50,000 12
Arizona 5,130 3 ??
Arkansas 30,000 9
California 12,000 13 ..
Colorado 47,000 6
Connecticut 6,345 7 ..
Delaware 6,500 3
Florida 20,000 6 ..
Georgia 70,000 14 ..
Idaho 2,000 4
IlllnOlS ??>?*?????*?? ...... ????(?? ...... . . . . . .
Indiana 1 *3,557 15 ??
Iowa i5???? 13 ??
Kansas 15,000 ...... .. 10 ..
Kentucky 112,000 13
Louisiana 50,000 .. 10 ..
Maine -... 2,500 6 ..
AIaryland ........... ?????? 54*443 ?????? .. 8 ..
Massachusetts ...... 18,740 ...??? .. 18 a,
Michigan 25,000 .. .. 15
Minnesota 15,000 .. .. 12
Mississippi ......... ...... ^7,000 ...... .. 10 ? .
Missouri 135,000 18
Montana 17,000 4
Nebraska ...' 30.000 8
Nevada 2,600 3
New Hampshire 1,500 4 ..
Xew Jersev ......... ...... 3^,000 ...... .. *4 ? ?
^ew ^Ie^ 1 c.o ........ ...... ....... ...... .. 3 ..
New York 204,000 45
North Carolina 25,000 12
North Dakota 5?oo? 5 ..
Ohio ...... 127.000 ...... .. 24 . ?
Oklahoma ?????? 15,000 ...... .. 10 ..
Oregon 5>00? 5
Pennsylvania 32,000 .. .. 38
Rhode Island ....... ...... 2,544 ...... .. ^
South Carolina 50,000 9
South Dakota 5,000 .. .. 5
Tennessee 5<oo? 12
T exas 130,000 20
Utah 5'?oo 4
Vermont 924 4
Virginia 57-ooo 12
Washington 23,000 .. .. 7
West Virginia ...... ...... 20,000 ...... .. 8 ..
Wisconsin 30,000 13
Wyoming 3
Totals 12 403 77
Arbiters of Chicago Railway Case
Believed of Other Duties.
CHICAGO. November 7.?Problems .In
volved in arranging working: conditions
for 13,000 street railway employes were
pronounced by Justice O. N. Carter of the
supreme court of Illinois more compli
cated than any he had ever encountered
In any lawsuit, cither as a lawyer or a
Justice Carter, who is one of the arbi
ters m the street railway controversy,
asked that, he and his associates be re
lieved of the task of making time sched
ules and fixing other details of working
conditions, and suggested that the men
and their employers get together and
work out a plan themselves. Neither Jus
tice Carter nor Judge Kickam Scanlan,
two* of the three men on the arbitration
committee, have ever had any experience
in such work, and the suggestion was fol
The arbiters, as a result, will endeavor
to settle only the <iuestio nof wages.
Will Inspect Harbor of Progreso for
New York Firm.
T. C. J. Dally, District engineer of
bridge*, bas left Washington for Yuca
tan, Mexico, where he will spend the
next month or six weeks inspecting the
harbor of Progreso for a New York en
gineering firm. At present boats are un
able to dock at Progreso on acount of
the shallow harbor, and the New York
engineering firm has been engaged to
make an investigation of the harbor
that^ steps may be taken to make it ac
essible to shipping. Mr. Baily will con
duct the investigation for the firm.
The District Commissioners have grant
ed the local official a leave of absence, as
they recognize the fact that he has been
paid a distinct compliment in being asked
to undertake a work of such importance.
Mr. Baily will sail from New York, touch
ing at Havana, Cuba, before reaching
Yucatan. He may not return to Washing
ton until after the holidays.
Government Claims Stories of
Explosions Were Sent to
J* J. McNamara.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., November 7.?
?Newspaper clippings about explosions
were read at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial today as having been sent to John
J. McNamara by officials of the Inter
national Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers.
McNamara, in one letter as read, wrote
to Phillip A. Cooley, New Orleans: "I do
not want clippings about work, but about
certain things that might happen which
j would be of interest to us."
Claim Blasts Were Solicited.
The government in its opening state
ment said it would be shown that al
though Cooley's territory was not affected
by explosions, he continually was solicit
ing them and was negotiating with men
to cause explosions.
Paul J- Morrin of St. Louis sent to Mc
Namara a story of a riot at Mount Ver
non, 111., April 19, 1010, when an ex
plosion occurred, according to other let
ters, and Edward Smythe of Peoria, 111.,
sent full details of explosions there.
All these explosions, the government
maintains, occurred after Frank YV.
Ryan, president of the union, had sent
out instructions.
(Continued from First Page.)
not yet reached the principal line of forts
around that city.
Confirmation of the occupation of the
Turkish town of Alessio and the port of
San Giovanni di Medua, on the Adriatic
sea. has now been received.
News is very meager today from the
line of forts at Tchatalja, as well as
from Constantinople, on which the eyes
of the world are turned. It is thought,
however, that the last big battle is in
progress along the line which the Turks
once believed to be impregnable, but on
which little reliance can now be placed
by them.
No Move by Powers.
The powers have made no further move
toward mediation. They first have to
agree whether they shall officially apprise
the Balkan nations of Turkey's request,
and as all of them are anxious to avoid
taking any action that may have the ap
pearance of a breach of neutrality, they
are treading warily.
A rather serious view is taken here of
the Servians' declared intention of invad
ing Albania and crossing thence to the
sea, and of Austria's warning. There is a
tendency to bring diplomatic influence to
bear in this connection.
Late Returns Put the Re-Elec
tion of Representative Long
worth in Doubt.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 7.?So
cialist state headquarters today claimed
that the socialist vote in Ohio ran close
to 100,000 at Tuesday's election.
In both Cuyahoga and Lucas counties
the socialists claim that Debs received a
larger vote than did President Taft. Four
years ago Debs received a total vote in
Ohio of more than 33,000.
In Cincinnati the socialists gained ap
proximately 0,000 since 1908.
Longworth May Lose.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, November 7.?As
a result of errors ? found in the unofficial
count the race between Representative
Nicholas Longworth, republican, and Stan
ley Bowdle, democrat, for Congress in the
first Ohio congressional district, is in
The first returns gave Longworth a
plurality ov a little over a thousand votes,
but the official count begun by the board
of elections today indicated that a mis
take had been made, and that either man
still had a chance of being elected.
Prohibition Vote Increased.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, November 7?In
complete returns received by the state
headquarters of the prohibition party,
indicate that the Rev. Daniel A. Poling of
Columbus, prohibition candidate for gov
ernor, received between 35,000 and 4r>,0t;0
votes at Tuesday's election. Four years
ago the prohibition vote in Ohio was
Was Granddaughter of Signer of
Declaration of Independence.
CHICAGO, November ' 7.?Mrs. Anna
Cady Phelps, granddaughter of Robert
Livingstone, a diplomat of the revolu
tionary period and one of the signers of
the Declaration of Independence, died of
old age at the home of her daughter,
Mrs.' Genevieve Stanton Haugh, here last
night. Mrs. Phelps was born In John*
.town, N. Y., in 1822. 1
Witness at Ettor Trial Says
Belief Existed Mill Proprie
tors Planted Dynamite.
SALEM, Mass., November 7.?Dynamite
planting in Lawrence during the textile
strike was tlie subject of testimony to
day in the trial of Joseph Ettor, Arturo
Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso for the
murder of Anna Lopizzo.
Urbano di Prato, an Italian shoemaker,
who was arrested when dynamite was
found in his shop, was a witness for the
defense. When Attorney J. P. S. Mahoney
began to examine the witness with rela
tion to the discovery of dynamite Dis
trict Attorney Attwill objected.
After a protracted conference between
consel and Judge Quinn over the admis
sability of testimony regarding the dyna
mite, the court decided to permit a gen
eral question, but to exclude details of
the dynamite planting. The question
agreed between counsel and the judge
was this:
Question Decided On.
"Was there a belief among the strik
ers that dynamite had been planted in j
Lawrence at the instigation of the mill
owners, to prejudice the cause of the
Di Prato when asked this question an
swered in the affirmative.
No testimony was admitted relating to
developments in Lawrence following the
dynamite discoveries and the indictment
of mill officials. William M. Wood, presi
dent of the American Woolen Company,
who is under indictment on a charge of
conspiracy to plant dynamite, has been
summoned for next Monday as a witness
in this case.
Likely to Be Member of New
York Avenue Edifice
The New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church will, according to the belief of
certain prominent presbyterians of the
city, be selected by Gov. Woodrow \\ ilson
as his church home in Washington, after
he has been inaugurated President of the
United States March 4 next.
While it is understood that members of
several Presbyterian churches of the city
have approached the President-to-be as
individuals and invited him to worship
with their respective congregations, still
it is believed that his well known friend
ship for Rev. Dr. Wallace RadclifTe, pas
tor of the New York Avenue Church, and
former moderator of the Presbyterian
General Assembly, who is also a trustee
of the Princeton Theological Seminary,
will cause him to decide in favor of the
New York Avenue Church.
On Historic Grounds.
This church, which has been known
for years at the "Church of the Presi
dents," by reason of the fact that at
least half a dozen of the chief magis
trates of the nation have worshiped
within its walls, will, it is declared, ap
peal to Gov. Wilson from an historic
Presbyterians who were seen today re
fused to predict which church of their
denomination Gov. Marshall will select.
Like Gov. Wilson, he is an elder of the
Presbyterian church and will not, it is
believed, transfer his membership, but
rather arrange for a sitting in some
church of the denomination which espe
cially appeals to both himself and Mrs.
Marshall. It is believed he will be large
ly governed by the section of the city in
w hich he takes -up his residence.
Mrs. Wilson is also a Presbyterian, be
ing a daughter of Rev. Dr. Axson, for
many years prominent in the Presby
terian councils of Georgia, as was Rev.
Dr. Wilson, father of the President to be.
I California Progressives Claim the
1 State for Roosevelt.
I LOS ANGELES. Cal.. November 7 ?
Progressive leaders claimed today a large
enough plurality for Roosevelt in Los
Angeles cou.it\ to overcome the state
plurality given Wilson on the face of late
| returns
Figures complied by the progressive
headquarters give Roosevelt a plurality
of approximately 21,000 In the entire
county, while thosie compiled by election
officials make Roosevelt's plurality nearly
6.000 lower.
Should other returns further reduce the
present Wilson plurality, it is probable
: the official count will be required in this
county to determine the complexion of
California's electoral vote.
Republicans Probably Will Have 33
Majority in Legislature.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., November 7.?
With republican state headquarters con
ceding that Woodrow Wilson has carried
North Dakota by from 4,000 to 8,000:
democratic headquarters conceding the
election of L- J- Hanna, republican, for
governor by from 3.000 to 4.000, and the
election of the republican state and con
gressional tickets by substantial majori
ties it is now known that the legislature
will be republican, probably with a ma
jority of 33 in a membership of 140 and
the election of A. A. Bruce over J. E.
Robinson in the non-partisan contest for
the supreme court judgeship is assured.
District Business Men Say He
Will Act Wisely.
Believed Great Prosperity of Coun
try Will Continue.
More Liberal Spirit Toward Wash
ington Will Be Assumed, M. I.
Weller Predicts.
"To me, the most remarkable com
mentary that could be made on the s*
lection of Gov. Wilson an the next Presi
dent of the 1'nited States is In connection
with the fact that the whole countrv
seems to be accepting the result with
equanimity, even pleasure.'* said William
V. Cox, president of the Second National
Hank, today, when he was asked what
kind of a President he thought Gov. Wil
son would make.
"There doesn't seem to be any great cry
of disaster going up." said Mr. Cox. "Th?
American people seem to be of the seren?
and calm belief that the world will re
volve In the same old way. and so It will,
prosperously for the United States, too.
"As to Gov. Wilson personally, there is
no man who could be any quicker to
meet any question that might come be
fore him, and when it comes down to
questions of political economy as to what
the 1'nited States should or should not
do there is no one in this country more
richly endowed than Gov. Wilson to de
cide or to lead.
Favorably Impressed.
"I was convinced of this the first time
I ever heard him, which was when lie
spoke before us at the American Hank
ers* Association gathering at Denver two
years ago. He showed us then that he
had a comprehensive idea of what was
the matter with the country, and he
urged the bankers then to get together
and reach a conclusion to what thev
should do before they were forced to do
something. Which was pood advice.
"WoodIX)w Wilson. I should say. has all
the qualities for the making of a very
good President. No one can dissuade
him from what he believes to be right
He does not care about |>olitic8. which is
a mighty good thing. I am sorry he sal'l
what he did about serving only one term,
but that will make him all the stronger
in his convictions, and set lilni well on
the road to success, where his feet have
already l>een planted."
Blair Shares Opinion.
Mr. Cox's view that Gov. Wilson will
make a good President is shared by
Woodbury Hlair, first vice president of
the National Savings and Trust Company,
who said:
"Mr. Wilson is more of a Btudent than
a man with actual business training, al
though lie had some of the latter as ex
ecutive of Princeton. As to what kind of
a businews President he will make, why.
to be more of a student than a business
man is the case with all great statesmen,
such as Mr. Wilson is. I do not recall
any President of the United States who
had actual business training before he
went into office, but Mr. Wilson's asso
ciations. and his aptitude at grasping a
situation, business as well as political. 1
think, will enable him to act upon any
business situation which presents itself
to him intelligently and without preju
dice either in the Interest of the producer
or the consumer.
"He understands the problems of po
litical economy In this and other coun
tries. That is a very important point.
I think he will make a very good Presi
Opinion, of M. I. Weller.
M. I. Weller. president of the Kast
Washington Savings Hank, had some
thing to say about the probability that
Gov. Wilson's election will mean much
for the benefit of Washington as a city.
"I am perhaps prejudiced, because I
am a democrat," Mr. Weller said, "but
I really do think that Gov. Wilson will
make the best President the United
States has had for fifty years. I think
so for the reason that lie seems to have
the good will of members of all three
of the large parties, as well as those
of the smaller parties, and this has been
very clearly brought out in the two days
since the election.
"Furthermore, I am convnced that
Gov. Wilson got the conservative repub
lican vote as well as the democratic vo'e
and some of the progressive vote In both
parties. The situation in thf stock mar
kets shows that Gov. Wilson has the
friendly attitude of the United Starts
and other countries, and 1 think an
analysis of the vote will show as sooti as
it is made that he did get the conserva
tive republican vote, or a great part of
"With these conditions, with the people
behind him to such a great extent, and
with big business behind him. as it
seems to be already, how can he help
but make a great President?
"District Will Fare Well."
"As a democrat I naturally rejoice in
his election, but 1 rejoice mostly for what
I expect that he will do for the District
of Columbia. The District will naturally
fare very well at his hands. He will see.
1 am sure, that the government employes
here, upon whom Washington business
men depend to such an extent, are n>>t
disturbed in their positions, and that noth
ing like the proposed seven-year tenure
of office plan is inaugurated.
"1 have already been told by members
of Congress that the incoming Congress,
under Wilson, will assume a more liberal
spirit Toward the District of Columbia.
Gov. Wilson understands the form of
government in the Distrh-t of Columbia
He has studied it, and 1 am sure he will
look after us. He will not have to be
educated as to what the IMstrict is. He
knows more about it row than a great
many people who have been in power
here from time to time. So that I have
every reason for believing, as 1 say, that
he will make the best President the
United States has had for fifty years."
Predicts Prosperity.
A. L.isner of the Palais Royal was an
other Washington business man who to
day expressed the opinion that the coun
try would continue in its present pros
perous condition under Wilson.
?'He will make a very good President,
in my op nion,' Mr. Lisner said, "and
things will go on just the same as they
are now. I was a Taft man, but that **
over now. and Gov. Wilson is a man of
great ability and will do his best to make
a good showing, now that the democrats
have come into power.
"I see no reason why there should he
any let up in the present prosperity. Gov.
Wilson understands the subject perhaps
better than many others, and I have no
doubt he will be able to l*ad the country
satisfactory in all questions of business
and political economy."
May Issue Statement Tonight An
nouncing Party Plans.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., November 7.?
Col, Roosevelt spent the day quietly at
home analyzing the election returns.
When he has concluded he will issue, per
haps tonight, a statement outlining the
future plans of the progressive party and
reviewing its accomplishments. Senator
Dixon was expected at Sagamore Hill
this afternoon for a final conference be
fore his return to Montana.

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