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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 24, 1912, Image 15

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Tf thi i-nature loolcs'very wobbly, ddn't blame dear. old J. W.
Riley, for he did the besjt He could. He had to
write it with hi? left hand, because his-right arm
is paralyzed flow, and it's rather late- in Hfevto
st&rt training his left.
The signature is almost -the ,same in form
-as. the one that is knqwn to thousands, but of
course the beautiful, dedicates penmanship that
made kH of Riley's harahvrjUng tool? Kke a copper-plate
fengraving is missing".
The poet wrote his name, 'slowly aqd pain
fully, as a contribution to the Red Crfcss tuber
culosis fund at Indianapolis the other day, 'in the
Christmas seals campaign. The autograph was- sold at auction by
Mayor Shank.
, " 0 p
Since the 'November, eletioni
these two "large f&cts ' haVe de
velopedjin the pdlitical situation:
The Taft' men wilhtry to reor
ganize the -Republican- party on
reactionary lines.
The Progressive party will stay
in the ring without unloading
such baggage as Geo. W. Perkins,
"Dan" Hanna, Frank A- Munsey,
and their pro-trust pjatform.
It "follows inevitably that President-elect
Woodrow Wilson has
the opportunity to establish the
true Progressive leadership, and
ta"ke his place in' history beside
Washington and Lincoln as a de
liverer of the people from perils
that "encompass them about"
Woodrow Wilson has a Demo
cratic congress in which true pro
gressives are. in a hopeless min
ority. In order to bring progres
sive policies to pass,- he will find
it necessary to march over the
deaci body of Democratic reac
tion. '
Is he big enough? Is- he-brave
If he i$, if he reaHy measures up
to the size of "his opportunity, he
will win bfeqause the people will
be with him and will smite with
irresistible power whoever and
whatever stand? in his way.
The sjze of Woddrow Wilson
is the mgasure of human progress
in the next four years, fie can, if
he wiilve his name to immortal

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