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put They can't stay put No, not any more than the same factlonsIa
the Democratic party can hold together after Wilson is through.
The Sullivans, Taggarts and other Old Guarders of Democracy may
get into state power again hanging onto the coattails of Wilson, but that
means the reactionaries of Democracy will dictate the nomination four
years hence, and the- Democratic party will go through the same, experi
ence the Republican party went through in 1912.
Aid if the elephant swallows the moose this year, a new party will
have to be' born again one that will take in all the progressives in both of
the old parties. . '
There's nothing certain about anything now. Strong, pressure is
being put on the Old Guard for Teddy. It comes from the source of cam
paign funds WalKstreet. The papers are full of dope, but it changes
from day to day. It isn't so easy' to fix things up in secret conference as
it used to be. There are always the Bull Mooee delegates to deal with.
They may nominate their ticket and go home leaving the Old Guard to
think it over and take it or leave it And that would save the Progressive
party fpr the future, even though it means defeat this' year. ,
lord kitchener,7england's war chief,
drowns when cruiser sinks
London, June 6. Public conster
nation and amazement today fol
lowed the announcement that Lord
Kitchener and his staff went to their
deaths by a mine or torpedo which
blew up the cruiser Hampshire off
the Orkney islands last night
Crowds gathered in Whitehall
about the postoffice, seeking further
A later announcement fr6m the
admiralty said that searching parties
sent out along the coast had found
only bodies of the drowned and one
capsized boat There was still the
faint hopeAthat possibly some micjht
have reached shore and proceeded
inland in search of aid. On account
of the high sea, however, this was
not considered likely and the admir
alty did not encourage the hope of
any suryivor being found.
It was staed hat the Hampshire
was on her way to Russia, where
Kitchener was to hold conferenpes
with the officials at Petrograd.
Surprise was expressed that a
, cruiser bearing the minister of war
could have been destroyed by a. tor
pedo or a mine. It is probable that
the question whether the cruiser had
an escort and whether she was pro
vided with any protection against
submarines will be put direct to the
Four boats were seen by observ
ers on the shore- to Je&ve the ship.
Heavy seas were running, but patrol
vessels an1 destroyers at once pro
ceeded to the scene.
Main -.base of British high seas
fleet is supposed to be in neighbor
hood of islands north of Scotland.
For this reason, it is believed, Lord
Kitchener with his staff went to the
Orkney islands for purpose of re
viewing battle fleet after the Jutland
engagement. It is considered prob
able also that he was engaged in
conference with other high officials
.regarding the program to be fol
lowed tp meet any new move from
Germany. ' As minister of war
Kitchener was responsible for the
defense of England in event of any
attempt at invasion.
The Hampshire was a British,
cruiser of the .Argyll type. Her com
plement was 655 officers and men.
There has been no mention in the
cables or wireless of cruiser Hamp
shire having taken part in great sea
battle last week off Jutland. First
announcement from London did not