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fare to see that the bag has not been
sewed up and weighted with a brick.
The cat is still at liberty to jump.
If I were placing a small bet at the
present time, and were placing it
on the basis of "political form," that
small bet would be laid on Wilson.
Of course, this goes only for "the
WILSON MANAGER WAS STAR IN
Vance McCormick of Harrisburg,
Pa., new chairman of the Democrat
ic national committee and the man
who will steer the Wilson campaign,"
is 43 and wealthy.
At Yale he was a foootball hero
and ever since his graduation has
been interested in politics. When
only 29 he won a sweeping victory
as a Democratic reform candidate
'ROBINS FOR WILSON
Washington, June 24. Raymond
Robins, Bull Moose leader of Dlinois
and recent "keynoter" of Progres
sive convention, will soon come-out
for Pres. Wilson, according to infor
mation offered by independent Pro
gressives here today.
CONCERNING JAMES AND HIS
REFUSAL TO RUN FOR GOV.
Whether or not Big Biz had any
hand in the present conditional re
fusal of President Edmund James of
the Univ. of 111. to rim for governor
may be judged from the following
When James said maybe he would
make the run, and Former Gov. De
neen said he guessed James is a good
man to back, James wrote a letter to
the board of trustees of the univer
sity. The nub of this letter was: "If
I run for governor, will the place of
president be left open for me? Can
I have my job back if I get beaten for
And the board of trustees there
upon told James he had better not
make the run and he wouldn't have
any more job than a match in a dy
namite factory if he got licked.
At the top of the signatures to the
lettei"Ws the name of W. L. Abbott.
He's president of the board of trus
tees. This is the same W. L. Abbott
who is chief engineer of the Com
monwealth Edison-Co. and vice pres
ident of the Public Service Co. of
A Day Book reporter, in order to
make sure that Chicago's foremost
public utility has its chief engineer
as head trustee of the state univer
sity, phoned the Commonwealth Ed
ison today and was told:
"Yes, your information is correct.
The W. L. Abbott who is chief en
gineer of the Edison Co. is president
of the board of trustees of the state
T. -R.'S CONFESSION
"My ancesors," said good T. R.,
"Followed G. W. in his war."
We marvel at their backwardness
And that the colonel should confess
A Roosevelt followed any one;
They should have LED Geo. Washington,