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tbis week. Maybe he will take a run
ever to Oyster Bay also. Riding back from the stockyards pavilion after his campaign speech there, T. R. and Big Bill rode in the same auto. Teddy had his arm in Thompson's shoulder and they talked like old chums about cow-punching days. " "Come'and see me at Oyster Bay," said T. R. at parting with Big Bill. "We old-time cow-punchers ought to get together." "After election, I will come and see you," was the purport of Big Bill's farewell. Well, election is over. Maybe Thompson is making good on his promise. If Teddy should be offered the honor and should answer, "I appre ciate what you are handing me. but I cannot wear this beautiful gold star because I have other work to do and I'm out of politics," it wouldn't hurt Big Bill at all and would enable him to shake the finger of scorn at Aid. Merriam and others of his critics and say to them: "I offered the job of chief to the one I think the best man in the nation." In the meantime, Mayor Thomp son has got enough of the job of be ing mayor of Chicago. When returns showed his pet candidate for state's attorney had been snowed under by 'Republicans who voted for Maclay Hoyne he almost threatened to quit his job by resignation, and today he announced he will not run for mayor again. "I will not be a candidate for reelection,"-he said. "Something may arise that will cause you to change your mind," said a reporter interviewing him. "I can conceive of nothing, that might arise that would cause me to change my mind," replied the mayor. "I have dedicated four years of my life to the interest of the city and have tried to acquit myself with honor to the city and the office." Mayor Thompson reiterated state - 'ts made in many previous inter views that members of -his cabinet were doing their work much better than men who had filled their places in other administrations. The mayor mentioned his visit to New York. Maclay Hoyne is in New York now. "Will you meet Mr. Hoyne in New York?" a reporter asked him with a smile. "No, I hardly think I shall see Mqc there," rejoined his honor with a grip- o o HUGHES' MINNESOTA LEAD IS CUT TO 202 VOTES St Paul, Minn.; Nov.. 13. Ax big error in Faribault, discovered onffi cial count, with small but consistent gains for Wilson in other official figures, including votes by mail and the soldier vote from 13 counties, cut Hughes' lead in Minnesota at noon to 202. ' , New York, Nov. 13. Cljarjes Ev ans Hughes and Republican National Chairman Willcox today still clung to their view that perhaps the Cali fornia official count will turn Hughes' fortunes. This count was slated to start today. Meantime Hughes stayed at his Astor hotel and planned to remain there uritil the California result is known. PROBE HOLDING0 UP OF FOOD IN FREIGHT YARDS Eighteen investigators of Special Federal Investigator Claybaugh went into the railway freight yards of Chi cago today to investigate a well founded rumor that many carloads of potatoes and cabbages were being held in the yards to rot for fear their being released on the market would cause a drop in the high price, of these vegetables in grocery stores. - o o Milwaukee. Six-cent beers con sidered a possibility for Milwaukee as result of several breweries announc irig. an increase in price of barref beer.