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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Ing to be the Progressive candidate
against Hughes and trying to turn
his Progressive following over to the
Republican candidate, but they' do
question his judgment, and their
doubts have been ambly justified by
Hughes' refusal to take over the
Roosevelt issues of Americanism,
anti-hyphenism and preparedness.
Roosevelt early saw this attempt
at "pussy-footing" and lost no occa
sion to say himself what Candidate
Hughes was evidently unwilling to
say. Roosevelt's constant repetition
of his Belgian, Lusitania and other
anti--German speeches have made
the Hughes managers wonder
whether, after all, Roosevelt is an as
set or a liability. No doubt he is the
latW. He has offended the German
American vote, causing them to dis
trustHughes, and he has driven the
peace vote nearer to Wilson by his
continuous emphasis on the possible
consequences of a change of admin
istration at the present time.
The result of the election will be
the. effect of a public sentiment
which has been four years in form
ing. It will not be the results of the
campaign since June. The Demo
cratic campaign has been fairly well
managed, while the Republican cam
paign will stand in political history
as an example of stupidity long to 'be
The principal mistakes made by
Hughes' managers were: Turning
the real management of campaign
pver to such conspicuous worthies" of
the "old guard" as Prank Hitchcock,
Boies Penrose, Joe Kealing, Jim
Heminway, Winthrop Murray Crane,
Reed Smoot and William Crocker;
deliberately insulting progresisve
leader in the west, like Hiram John
son, Miles Poindexter and Robert M.
j t oilette, dropping the Roosevelt
issues and taking up insignificant,
non-important matters such as the
dismissal of Durand from the census
office; and, finally, the general un-'
progressive "pussy-footing" cam-paiga-made-
by Hughes with' the evi--!
dent intention to alienate no hyphen
ated vote.
Add to these, Hughes' criticism of
the 8-hour day, with its further alien
ation of the labor vote, it would seem
as if the Hughes managers had been
intent only on mixing their , own po
litical poison.
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Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Fort Vaux, on northeast front of Ver
dun, has been evacuated by German
Petrograd. Field Marshal Mack
ensen has halted his advance in Dob
rudja, apparently because of short
age of men to protect long line along
river Danube.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Enemy warships have shelled Ruma
nian Black sea port of Constanza, re
cently .captured by Germans and. Bul
garians, without success.
New York, Nov. 2. Charges that
some dealers middlemen were
squeezing out high coal prices in ad
vance of an actual coal famine came
today from city retailers.
Pres. Truesdale of the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western declared
producers had advanced their prices
only 25 cents a ton on average and
that there is no coal famine. Retail
prioes, however, have soared much
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El Paso, Tex., Nov. 2. By isolat
ing Chihuahua City from all food
supplies, munitions and troop rein
forcements, Villa plans to force an
evacuation of the city by Carranzis
tas, military men here believe today.
Unless tie break in railway lines is
repaired within a very short time, it is
generally conceded Gen. Trevino will
be pushed to the exeremity of leav
ing the capital.

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