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WILSON'S THREE SPEECHES MAKE BIG HIT
. GETS GREATEST WELCOME IN YEARS
Pres. Wilson had a right to think
Chicago was for him when he left
the city last night. Everywhere he
went during his eleven-hour stay
crowds, wild mobs of friends, met
him. He got the biggest ovation
given a man in this city in years.
Thousands followed his auto as it
carried him from .the depot to the
Press club, where he made his first
talk. Wherever his car appeared
thousands of voices set up a scream
for Wilson that caused the president
to stand up in the auto and uncover
his head out of gratitude for the re
ception. Then at the Auditorium at least
15,000 crowded Michigan av., yelling
for him. A demonstration against
him by a few members of the Wom
en's party was chased off Michigan
av. and their banners were destroyed.
At the stockyards last night over
10,000 tried to get into the hall after
15,000 had already packed the place.
His talks were well taken.
There is no doubt that president
is trying to bring out as the big issue
of the campaign "a new national
ism," first set forth in his Omaha ad
dress and later in his Indianapolis
speeches. Yesterday the idea stood
out in his talks in Chicago. At the
Press club he placed emphasis on the
need of uniting the progressive
forces. In his second address he
urged co-operation of capital and
labor to show the world how to place
the cause of labor on a par with that
of the employer and the rights of hu
manity "above the rights of sover
eignty." Finally in his speech at the Stock
Yards pavilion last night, where he
was greeted by the greatest and most
demonstrative crowd that has heard'
him at any time since the campaign
opened, the president further en
larged upon his theme and said that
men who come to this country are
pxpected "to jjut a new. affection, a J
new allegiance, above every other af
fection or allegiance" in a "triumph
ant illustration of the spirit cf Amer
ica in the service of mankind."
President Wilson said:
"In a free republic it is necessary
for every man to be worthy of free
dom." "Let us stand by the little nations
that need to be stood for."
"What we want (in politics) is
more light and less heat"
"A nation made up of all the world
ought to understand the world."
"You are expected to put affection
and loyalty to America above every
other affection and allegiance."
"You are not expected to give up
the pride in the race from which you
"Justice can no longer be cold. It
is beginning to have warmth and
sympathy and emotion in it."
In his effort to unite the people of
the country for the big task to face
America when the war is over, the
president appears to have thrown
aside party lines in his out-and-out
appeal to all "forward looking pro
He will continue the same policy in
speeches delivered away from Sha
dow Lawn during the balance of the
campaign, hinting only at the dan
gers of ousting a power and policy
which has guided the nation along a
"certain known course" for a power
and policy whose course is "uncer
tain and unknown."
Today the president is again greet
ing Ohio and Pennsylvania crowds.
He wilf reach Shadow Lawn late to
night Tomorrow he will celebrate
"Farmer's day" at the summer White
House and deliver a strictly political
speech from the veranda.
Canton Ov Oct 20. With echoes,