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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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parishioners have signed a petition
asking his freedom. Darnell's father
has two farms in Illinois and it is the
hope of Ruth Soper that she and her
baby boy and Darnell will be reunited
and living happily on one of these
farms by Christmas.
New York, Oct. 31 "Without a
candidate of our own for president,
we are unalterably in favor of the re
tention in office of President Wilson,
under whose guidance and leadership
more progressive principles have
been enacted into law than we be
lieve "might have been accomplished
had the progressive party been in
The above indorsement of Presi
dent Wilson was contained today in
a statement, signed by eleven of the
nineteen members of the Bull Moose
resolutions committee that drafted
the Progressive platform in Chicago.
Five of the remaining members were
said by Democratic managers to be
in accord with sentiments of the full
statement, but they refrained from
naming a presidential choice. The
statement said in part:
"Of 33 planks in the Progressive
platform of 1912, 22 have been
wholly or partly enacted into laws.
Of 80 propositions embodied in these
planks, more than half have been
carried out by administrative notes
or bylaws."
Then the statement names -some
examples of such legislation and con
tinues: "This is a great national crisis. We
are Progressives, supporting 'John M.
I Parker of Louisiana for vice presi
dent." The statement ends with the
endorsement of Wijson.
The signers are John M. Parker,
ex-Gov. Lucius P. G Garvin, Rhode
Island; ex-Gov. Carey, Wyoming;
Judge Albert D. Nortoni, Missouri;
Hugh T Halbert, Minnesota; Frank
N. Howari, Vermont; M. C. DeBaca,
Jfew Mexico; JHugkT. Halbert, Min- 1
nesQta; James M. Ingersoll, Idaho;
Arthur G. Wray, Nebraska; Clarence
B. Strouse, Virginia; J. W. McCor
mick, Texas.
The five said to be indorsing it, but
not signing it were William Allen
White, Kansas; George B. Hynson,
Delaware; Andrew J. Stone, West
Virginia; Wm. R. Fairley, Alabama;
Isaac Newton Stevens, Colorado.
Stevens signed a separate statement
praising Wilson's record.
o o
The 1916. meeting place, of the
Progressive party the Auditorium
theater will be the scene of another
Bull Moose gathering tonight, but to
shout and sing for Wilson-t-not
It was in this theater some
five months ago that Roosevelt
tried to murder the Bull Moose party
after it had for a second time nom
inated him for president In this
theater tonight national Bull Moose
leaders will talk for Pres. Wilson's
Among prominent Progressives to
arrive" early were Francis J. Heney,
California graft prosecutor; John M.
Parker, vice presidential nominee of
the Progerssive ticket; Judge Albert
D. Nortoni of Missouri; E. M. Lee,
Progressive state committeeman of
Indiana; Roscoe Fertich, Indianapolis
Bull Moose leader.
Matthew Hale, Boston, leading
Mooser of New England, will preside.
Among the speakers will be Mrs. An
toinette Funk, leading Progressive
party 'woman of the country.
This will b'e the final Bull Moose
call for Progressives to indorse the
progressive legislation enacted under
the Wilson administration by voting
to re-elect the president
"It looks like a landslide for Wil-t
son," said CoL Parker at the Con
gress hotel today. "Everywhere I go
the people are talking of peace and
prosperity and the human rights leg
islation enacted under Wilson."

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