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VOL. XIU, NO. ?4.
WILL FLATLY DENY
Hciison Says Itiere Is No Chance
ol Mislaklog What Submarine
HIS SeCRETARY GOING ON STfiNO
He Atkcd Investigating Committee
Three Times to be Allowed to Tes?
tify But was Refused; But Upon
Hobson's Request He Will be Al?
lowed to Tell His Story.
fHv Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. D. C. .March 18.?
Edgar Clarkson, secretary to Repre?
sentative HobBon will be the Orst
Witness called by the submarine In?
vestigating committee when its ses?
sion Is resumed tomorrow. M r.
Clarkk-on is expected to flatly contra;
diet the sworn testimony of former
Naval Constructor Lawrence Spear,
now vice president und naval nrchl
led for tin- Electric Boat Company,
in which he denied the truth of Iho
sworn statement of Representative
Huh.am that he had approached lloli
Ron ami tohl Hobson Ihhl the Electric
Roat Company had Influence with
Speaker Cannon, and that if llol'-on
stood right on submarines this- In?
fluence would lie brought to bear lo
secure bis assignment to the commit?
tee on naval affairs.
Mr. Hobson made formal request
for Iho committee to place Mr. Clark
.on on the stand, the letter's offer to
testify having been thrice turned aside
by the committee.
In an Interview Mr. Hobson said:
? The statements made to the Investi?
gating committee were absolutely cor?
rect. Mr. Spear, after approaching
Iho subject in a round-about manner,
did inform Secretary Clnrkson thai
his rmnpany had Influence with the
speaker and was willing to use that
Influence to secure my assignment to
the naval committee in return for a|
friendly attitude on my part toward;
submarines. The statement by Mr.
Spear so astonished my secretary ami l
made auch a vivid impression on ills ]
mind, lie informs me he practically
can repeat Mr. Spear's words.
"Mr, Clarkson at once acquainted
me with Mr. Spear's visit and his offer
ami subsequently Mr. Sponr called on
tho telephone and repented to me per?
sonally Ids declaration of Influence
with tho speaker, and his offer to use
it in my behalf. There Is not the
slightest possibility for any mistake
or misunderstanding on my part aa to
what Mr. Spear did and said and
CLYDE LINER CHIPPEWA
TOWED TO NEW YORK
She Had Lost Her Propeller and
Tailshaft and Was Brought
Back With Difficulty.
(fly Associated Preps)
NRW YORK, March 18.?The Clyde
liner Chlppewn, captain Devereaux.
r< ported as having lost her propeller
and talhihnft while on her voyage
from Jacksonville, arrived here today
III low of the Clyde liner Kathndiiin.
The Chlppewa, after being disabled
was towed into Jacksonville by the
steamer Onundaga or the same line
She left Jacksonville Match 10 in tow
of the steamer Apache, Captain Sta?
ples, of He same lino, the intention
help- to brlqg the disabled steamer
direct to New York for repairs but in
I wo davs the attempt was abandoned
ami the Chlppewa was b ft hi Bruns?
Two days later in March the Kata
dhiii bound from Jacksonville lb Hos?
ten called at Brunswick and took
charge oi the Chlppewa to bring her
north. The two steamers arrived
Insult Sandy Hook at 1:42 p. m. When
the Wnthaildln turned over her dis?
abled companionship to the tugs Ray?
mond nnd Datzell Which brought bor jo
Tile Kntnhdin proceeded toward her
The Chlppewa Will he fitted with h
new propeller nnd have her machinery
PI1TSBURC VISITED BY
CLOUDBURST AND STORM
Number of Hclisc's and Barns Struck
by Lightning and Burned?Flood
ir Looked For.
fRv Association Press)
PITT8RUR?, PA., Match 18?Much
damage was done by a cloudburst and
accompanying storm here tonight. A
number of bouses ami barns were de?
stroyed. The storm was general In
ibis s. clion. At Irwin tlireo build?
ups were struck by lightning land
lb ed. (I steams tied u)i tlw Irwin
Grccnsburg electric railroad.
In Washington cbuuty many build
itms wile struck by lightning and
Three gas well derricks were blown
down at Seolavlile. Rivers In all see- j
Hons are rising rapidly and ralus at
the headwaters threaten Pittsburg
with another Hood.
A stage of 20 feel, two feel belOW
Ihe danger line. Is expected by morn?
ing and an ultimate stage of 30 foot j
Is iiol Improbable.
IOWA DELEGATES ARE .
INSTRUCTED FOR TAFT
Platform Has Plank Calling for Re?
vision of Ta uff at Special Ses?
sion of Ccnyress.
*(ny Associated Press.?
1110S MOINF.S. IOWA. March IS ?
The Republican stale convention to?
day elected lour delegates at large
in the national convention, instructed
them to vote for William II. Tati for
(he presidential nomination, ami in?
dorsed Senator \V. B. Allison for re
i lection: approved tue plank of Iho
Ohio platform calling for a revision
j of the tariff al n special session or
I Congress ami adjourned finally,
i Senator Allison's adherents doni
! hinted tin' convention. Kollowers Ol
Governor A. n. Ctimrmlnga declare i
j Hint they forced 'lie indorsement of a
revision of the tariff.
Suppotters of Allison insisted that
? there were as many n ylsionlsts in
j their ranks as those of Cnnimings. I
I Friends of Allison were quick to
retort and i'onlc sallies set the con-1
vent Ion in frequent roars of laugh
Governor Guild Very III.
RASTON, MASS.. March IS?It was
announced tonight that Governor.
Guild, who has been 111 for two weeks,
Is In a critical condition. The physi?
cian found lilm '.-?o ill that It was nec- ]
essary to call other phhyslclana Into,
SENATE HONORS WHTlEi
Didn't Hold Committee meollngs Be-1
cause ol Marylander's Death. |
IlARSE NUWBER TO AITEND funeral'
The Services Will be Held in Emman?
uel Protestant Episcopal Church in
Baltimore Tomorrow Afternoon.
Family Desires a Quiet Funeral.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 18.?
There was a full attendance of the
Senate today when at tho beginningi
of the session Senator Hayner, af'
Maryland, announced the death of his
colli ague, William Plnckney Whyle.
At the request of the family no for?
mal funeral will be held, and lip com?
mittee was appointed by the Semite
to attend the services, but 0 remark?
able tribute to his long life and
achievements were paid by Mr. Ray
j her. After adopting the ustinl resolu?
tions the Senate adjourned out of re?
spect to the memory of the late Sen-i
utor. having been In session only six!
I No work was done today by any o:
the committees of which Senate'
Whyte was a number.
A meeting had been called by |
Chairman Cttllom, of the foreign re?
lations committee, and Secretary of
sum! Root appeared to explain some
of the treaties negotiated at Tha
The committee decided, however, to
adjourn without inking up the trea?
At the request of a large number
of Senators, Seargcant-at-nrms Bans
dell arranged to secure n train to
convoy to Baltimore the members or
the Sena to who may wish to attend
When the announcement of tho
death of Senator Whyto reached the
House Mr. Gill offered resolutions of
respect, in accordance with the re?
quest of the family (he usual com
mince to attend the funeral was not
appointed, but the resolutions- were
adopted, ami as a further mark of
respect the House adjourned.
Funeral on Friday Afternoon.
BAI.TIMOItF MD., March IX.?The
funeral or William Plnckney Whyte,
who died here last night of erysipe?
las, will be held Friday afternoon at
Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal
In conformity with the wishes of the
family it will be a quiet one. bill it Is
expected that a great multitude wl'l
be presi nt to honor the memory of
"Maryland's grand old man;"
HARRY ORCHARD TOLD 1
TRUTH, SAYS JUDGE
I Justice Win Presided at Trials of
ileywood and Pettlbone Trials
HE RECOMMENDS P?P.?OH FOR HIM
'compelled to Sentence Orchard to the
Gallows Because He Pleaded Guilty
to Charec of Murder In the First
Degree, But Believes He bhouldn"
(By Associated Press)
CAL.DWBL.I,, IDAHO. March IS ?
Stating that ho believed thai Harry
[Orchard, lu ills testimony in the trials
I of William D. Ilaywood and George
i a. Pettlbone, Tor tiiC murder of ox
Uovernor Frank Stcuucnburg told Iho
exact until, attempting to conceal
nothing, Judge Fronton! Wood In tho
'District Court, today recommended
thai the State hoard of pardons com
I mute Orchard's sentence of death lo
imprisonment in the stato penitenti?
I The sentence of death was pro?
nounced lu accordance with the plea
of guilty entered by Orelurd. Tues?
day of lasi week, when arraigned.
Judge Wool presided at both Iho
' Ilaywood and Pettlbone trials. lu
BOittencitfg Orchard and recommending
j the commutation of his sentence,
.Judge Wood reviewed Hie euse from
I the time or the killing or Frank
Istcunenburg lo tho present Including
1 l he ai"i?t of Orchard, his confession,
'the arrest of Charles F.. Moyer. pres?
ident of the Western Federation ol
Miners: William D. ilaywood. sec?
retary of the Federation, and QoorgO
A. Pettlbone, the trials of ilaywood
and Pettlbone and the plea of guilty
entered hy Orchard lo Hie charge et
j murder In the first degree, the pnn
! Ishmenl ror which is death, under the
I Idaho statutes.
j Alter the court proceedings. Or?
chard was taken back to Dot so and
j placed |n the prison. The board of
I pardons meets on April 1, <
BURGLARS ALL ALONE
Wounded One So Seriously That He
Will Die But Two Otners make
XYACK. N. Y.. March 18.?Post?
master David J. Smith, of West N'y
nek, made n .single-handed attack
early today upon three burglars who
ha(| dynamited ihe postofilce tr?fe nn l
wounded one of the men so severely
that it is believed he will die. The
others escaped. Postmaster Smith
was not Injured. Tin? wounded man.
who has been brought to n hospital
here, gave bis name ns Eidward Mur?
phy, and bis age as .18 years, Be
yond thai he would toll nothing about j
himself. Mr. Smith'.! living opart
men I a are directly over the postofilce;
Bariy this morning be was reused b'v
the sound of an explosion and after
arming liitnselr rushed down slabs. He
found that tho safe in the postofbee
bad been wrecked and saw three men
gathering up coins which bnd been
scattered over Ihe office l-y the ex?
plosion. When Smith rushed into the
office die men sto.xi their ground for
a moment but a shot from the post?
master's revolver stiucl; one of them
and he fell.
The two other robbers, who es?
caped, got away with about ?l In
SAYS A BIG METEOR
JUST MISSED THE SHIP
Immense Aerolite, Declares Captain
of the Ocean, Raised Hicjh
Waves About Vessel.
PHILADBLHIP?; PA., March IS ?
[lately escaping destruction by a
meteor weighing many ton?, in mid
bcean, the Dutch Btenmship Ocean,
which arrived heie tod..y, was almost
enveloped by huge waves following lite
disappearance of the aerolite into tho
sea, according lo Captain Benkert
Immediately after the meteor struck
the sea the Impact caused huge waves
to sweep over the vessel.
Many of the crew became ill from
the effects of the gas, which Captain
Reiikert declares would have asphyx?
iated them Fad they not souRitt
Shelter below decks. The gas re?
mained In the atmosphere for more
than 1 minutes, and when Captain
Renkert o.t>d his men ventured on
deck they found it covered with n
NEWS. VA.. THURSD
j peculiar brownish powder whloh f?ii
froin Iho sky. The? followed, accord?
ing to Captain, Renken, a shower of
I biasing inotcora wliloh began to full
about tiu- vessel, ln? Iih?nohien? laat
| lug several minutes.
Tlio sen about ihu vessel became
j phosphorescent, and. o? far us the
? could k< o. iIn? tuen aboard tho
can hay, diixxllng objects of every
I color danced about on the s?.a. Th(S
.> innikable, sight according to tho
log of tho Ocean, was witnessed at :'.
o'clock in the morning or March t,
while the stonim r was in latitude SO.IjQ
north, und longitude 71.27 west, bed?
ing HO minutes.
I AVERT lynching of
a nzgro mur0erer\
Harden Moore, Who Killed Rocking-\
ham Farmer for Dottle of Gm- j
get- Ale Escapes Mob.
fRv Associated Pres?.1
WINSTON SA1 KM. N. C, March IS.
?Harden Moore, n negro, was brought
from the Stokes countv jail to tho
Forayth prison at [fir.?'dock tlila
morning for safe beeping.
The sheriff of Stokes was advised
that nu attempt would be Hindi la t
night to lynch the negro, who stands
charged with killing William Christo?
pher a Rocklnghdm farmer, at Pine'
llaii. Christmas day.
A telephone message from Dauhurv
say.; i lie expected mob illil not show
up there last night.
'.Moore was badly oxcltcd when ho]
arrived here. lie declares; that he
shot Chlstoplier In self-defense. The
men f- II out over n bottle of ginger
ale. The negro lied 10 Ohio and WBM
captured lust month.
adopted in kentucky
It Was Only After a Hard Fight
That Friend6 of the Measure
Had It Passed.
(By Associated Press,
PRANK POUT, KV., March 18.?
With the passing of (lie ajill-pool?
room law which provides heavy pen?
alty for operating a pool-room except
Ifta book making on the race course
during race meetings, Iho 1908 ses
|sloii of the Kentucky legislature ad?
journed early today. only by the
moel heroic methods were friends of
the hill nble to bring It out to bo
voted on. A precedent or years was
ovorthl'owii when an unfavorable com?
mittee on rules was ousted from con
trol or the floor. Tho bill was passed
by a vote of r>S lo I.
a bill for the appropriation of a half
million dollars for tho completion of
tho start] capitbl was passed hy a vbto'j
of iii to 21. Several hills carrying
large appropriations for slate institu?
tions were also passed.
\h0tel manager jumps
down elevator shaft
But an Ascending Car Prevents Him
From Cairying Out Desire to
End His Life.
fRv Associated PresB)
CHICAGO, ILL.. March 18.?George
B, McGulre. who said he recently had
been manager of the Park and Duvnl
hotels nt Jacksonville, Pia., attempt-1
i'd to kill bims. If today by jumping
down an elevator shaft from uto sov
enth door of the Auditorium build?
ing. He lauded on an ascending car
ut the fourth Hour and was not In
Ijured. McGulre admitted he had;
jumped down tie- shaft with suicidal'
j intent. He was taken to the Harrison:
[streel police station, where . acted ,
strangely that his hands nnd feel
were strapped to a chair to prevent j
Nim from trying again to end his life'
by bolting his head against the walls'
of his cell.
In explanation of Iiis despondency
McQuire said lie had lost his good po-!
it ion in Florida.
[not married, man aid
girl sent to prison ',
I Berney Westcont and Mamie Black- |
burn, Eighteen Years Old, Serv?
ing Terms for Offense.
STAUNTON. VA.. March ]s.?Ror
Iney Wostcoai and Mamie Blackburn,
of |l:isic City, are In Jnil here to serve
jsix months each lor living together In|
flotation or the law.
Tho girl I?eighteen years old. While]
in jail at Basic City two men broke'
the lock nnd liberated her, Lut she
I was recaptured.
The man was seen on n rreight train]
I here and when an officer tried lo ar-]
rest him he escaped ami returned lo
Basic City. He was soon captured.
Mayflower's New Commander,
(ftv Associated Pmsa
NKW ORLEANS, LA.. Much IS ?
The United States despatch boat May
tlower, the President's yacht, arrived
In New Orleans today and will re?
main here pending a change in com?
manders'. Lieutenant CommiruUr
j Vogelgessing will be succeeded In
command of the Mayflower by Com?
mander Thomas Snowden.
AY, MARCH 1?, 1008.
ORGANIZED LABOR 10
Will Present Strong P?emorla!
Against Former Inaction on
IcOiffiCE HELD IH WASHINGTON
Said to be One of the Moct Represen?
tative Gatherings of Labor Inter
CKts Ever Held?Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, and farmers
fRy Associated Pros?)
! Washington, i). tv. March 18.?
i That n ihciuorlnl formally protesting
against the InnolIon of Congress In
the matter of legislation In the in
I turosl of organised labor antl clearly
selling forth Its demands with respecl
thereto, would he presented lo Iho
leaders of thnt body within u few
, days, was considered ns the most Im
i portanl action taken nt today's ses?
sion or lb"- labor conference. The
duly will devolve upon one of tho two
.committees appointed by President
Gompors today termed the "protest
committee" which was directed to
I from an address to be preauntod to
'those rerponslblo for legislation in
iCongress pointing out tin- failure of
ICongrcos i<> ohne! needful legislation
.and setting forth Iho demands of la
bor on the subject. It was also i|e
Ielded to ask the lenders In Congrosa
I to fl\ U|ion a time when a committee
'.from the lal'ir eonferenee ean confer
, with thorn.
j It la n ulerstood thnt the memorial
will call attention to Ihe recent Im
Junction decisions of the Supreme
Court against labor 'organisations
asking that the Sherman nnll-lrust
law he >a> amended ns i" afford re",
The committee on labor was auth?
orized 10 draft a memorial to bo sunt
i to i be members of the various labor
.organizations and the people generali/
(setting rortli the prevailing conditions
among worktngmen, nmi co|llng at
; tool Ion to wbai organized labor de?
mands at ihe hands of the Federal
i Representative Labor Gathering.
; The conference which Is composed
of representatives from ine 117 nal
i>?iiai ami International trade unions,
I or 27.0nn local unions, is regarded a-r
one of the most representative gath?
erings In the history of organized la
I Forma) organization was effected
by Iho election of President GOtnpcrtr
!as permanent chairman nnd FnmU
j Morrison as secretary. President
Oompers made an address in which
I he outlined the object of the gather
lug. aaylng that while it was called
primarily to considor tin- recent in?
junction ami boycott decisions of the
Supremo Court, other questions also
i would he considered.
a feature of the gathering was (lie
I presence for the first time in the his?
tory of labor gat her Inga of delegates
I representing tin- Farmers .?atlonal
1 Union nnd Hie Brotherhood of Loco?
motive Engineers, which two bodies
have never affiliated with the Ameri?
can Federation of Labor, excopt In a
AND *0CK FIGHT DUEL
Fovmcr Fatally Wounded by Latter
in RMng School?Fought at
fftv Associated Press 1
ST. PETERSBURG, March IS ?
Lloulennnl General Smyrnoff was
probably fatally wotindrd In a duel
foughl here iliis morning with Lieu?
tenant General Fock. The men met
in the riding scliool of tlie Chevalier
Guard Regiment and fought with pis?
tols, standing close to each oilier when
the shots were exchanged.
The duel was cnused by the mem?
orandum written by General SmyrnoR
on the siege of Port Arthur in which
lite questioned the courage of General
Fock. The latter considered Hint ills
honor and reputation were Involved
and challenged flio author of the
Gene'al Smyrnoff was acting com?
mander of Port Arthur during the
siige and at the time of Its surrend?
er to the a.Ipanese. After his return
I to Russia lie prepared a secret report
,of the defense of Port Arthur which
was the basis of the indictments on
1 which Llon'tjnarttt General Btbssel,
Lieutenant General Frock and M.Jor
I Gfneral Relss were tried for telr
lives before Ihe supremo court mar?
tial. General Stoessel was accused
lor cowardice nnd Incapacity, and Gen?
eral Frooki according lo Ute liidlcl
m in. displayed tiio otiglt Incapacity
ami waul of judgment.
The' outcome. \>f the I rial was Ihn
I sontonolng '<> ticalh ?f General Bloim
sel, which finding was commuted 10
I tin yiais imprisonment, while Ocn
I erftl Frock wan ordered to hu roprt
| mantled im' a disciplinary offense.
Geherrtl Sniy-noff was also on trial
I before the min t martini charged with
I having, failed t<> remove General Frock
j from his comntand, although ho hu'1
pcctcd nti agreement between Ocn
itrala Sloossol and Frock to surrend
it the fortreah. II" wan acquitted ?M
I lit In charge.
FRANKLIN F/ELD TO LAND
ARMY AND NAVY GAME
Big Football Game Will be In All
Probability Played In Philadel?
(My Associated Pros?)
PHILADELPHIA, PA.. March 18.?
I Tli" Pennsylvania athletic authorities
have Hindi' a new proposition lo the
Weal Point und Annapolis fooihnll
untnagctnent by which all hands will
receive more seats for the annual
football game than ever before, and
which it la confidently oxpjeotod win
end nil controversy and land the army
mil navy came for Franklin field
again next November.
Plans have been made bv a local
on tract or by which low temporary
movable seals will be erected all
around the gridiron capable of seat?
ing 10,00(1 additional persons. The
?home will do away with the ob?
jections raised by the university
trustees against the big temporary
itnnd formerly erected III the west
-nil of Franklin Held, and at the same
I time will furnish 6,000 more seals
lhan thai aland.
This will Increase the seating ca
paelly ot Franklin Held to iw.ono.
Steeplechase Full of Accidents.
NEW ORLEANS, LA., March is -
The steeplechase at Oily Park today
was productive of accidents. John
Dillon and Dario both fell, but their
rlde-.s escaped Injury. Kemp Itldgely '
ib. i ven money favorite, romped in an
easy winner, with Dr. Logan,, at 7 to|
I 2. second. Weal fie r clear, track fast.
COTTON AND GAMBLING
Representative Rellin Denounces;
ilu New York Exchange.
i PRODUCER HAS NO SHOW WHATEVER
United States ic Losing a Great Trade,
He Asserts, Because of the Tricks
of the Speculators in the Large
(By Associated Press!
WARIIIGTGN. 1). C, March 18
In the COU-tSe of a discussion of the |
cotton industry, Mr. HelUn, Alabama,
in the House of Representatives today
referred to the falling off of the trade
I of this country in that staple. He
declared that the South was not only
the greatest region in tile world Tor!
colt|ph,< but had domonWatod that
there was no oilier place In the world
where cotton could be manufactured I
so cheaply and profitably,
And yet, ho said. England, China j
nnd Japan weie gtttlng most of the
trade in coiton guods. ir the United j
States wanted a fair share of that I
trade It must go after It.
He pleaded that cotton producers !
should be put upon the same basis
ns nny manufacturer or mercantile
business. The one obstacle that stood
In the way of buying and selling cot?
ton In Ihe open, be declared, was the
New York Cotton Exchange' which was
the "rottenost. on earth" and the
rlous "bucket shops." Ho called up
[vin Congress to act "and not be de?
ceived by a suggestion from the White
House thai at some time in the pnlo
and distant future a commission may
he appointed to look Into the specu?
"The producers." he nsserted, "have
suffered the horrors that come fron
tho gambling exchange year after
There was an nrniy of producers In j
the Wtst and nn army of producers
In the South marching through their j
representatives to this chamber, ask-1
lug yon to net now and drive from ,
power the gamblers in the exchanges
In Chicago and New York."
Replying to a question by Mr. Fitz?
gerald. New York, as to whether
theo >od been any complaints of in?
justice done by the exchange In trad?
ing cotton, Mr. Heflln charge;! thet
Ihn exchange had discriminated
(Continued on Pago Two.)
ftaiit anil much colder Thurs?
day: Friday fair, continued cold?
er, frech south, shifting to north
PRICE TWO CENTS
Representative Hull Sca'tilngly Ar?
raigns Party In Power at
ROOSEVELT NOW THE CONSTIT?TIQM
Purpocc of President is Not to Follow
Constitution, But to Make Conatl
tution Follow Him ? Republicans
Will Always Attempt to Shield
(Ry Associated Press.!
WASHINGTON, 0. C, Mlarchh 1? ?
"Drunk with power, the Republican
parly bus become lltorl and lelllrient,
cortupt und servile. Ii ha (achieved
Its manifest desrtny. It hns neither
reformed nor economised. It fulled
to look at the Blxll hnnrds and ran
I lie car of prosperity onto a com?
In those words Mr. Hull, of Ton?!
neaso?, In the House of Ropresonta
tlves today expressed his opinion or
the Republican party.
"Having thus prescribed," lie said,
''our Republican friends should cheer?
fully take the dose of I heir own med?
icine, however bitter. Ihul Inevitably
awaits them at the polls In Novem?
Mr. Hull dlRCUBRCd Ihe Issues of tho
day and arraigned the KepubllcnuR
for fulling to provide remedial legis?
lation that tho country was demand?
Mr. Hull asserted that he -was not*,,
one of those- Democrats' who thought
Mr. Rrynn sonld place Mr. Roosevelt ?
In nominal Ion fo- President. At"?-*
though the President lias deemed it
w'so (q embrace certain Democratic
doctrines, he had not committed the.
Republican potty to them, but Instead
[referred to them ns "my policies." He
I was not so sture bnt what this enn
I froversy between the Piesldnnt nnd
I "swollen wealth" Is not posslhlo of
: early reconciliation."
I While Hie President lind done many
admirable things, said Mr. Hull, at tho
(same time had contributed "more than
all other Influences ?f the past and
(present generation to the e:cnllon or
a line of vicious and evil .precedents
that would be a lasting curse to the
j worst despotism in the world."
Roosevelt th* Constitution.
I Ho charged that the President's
contempt for plain mandates of the
constitution had become proverbial.
The only problem with the President,
he declared, was how not to follow
I the constitution as it is written, ox
i pounded nnd const rind by the fn
[ Ibers, "but how to make the consti?
tution follow blm on his Journey to
tho north pole of paternalism. Dem?
ocracy registered a loud protest
against such flagrant executive usur?
Mr. Hull contended that the Repub?
lican party had not led a sinless life.
"Il has debauched tho public con?
science ami established n government
of arbitrary power for ono of clearly
defined, limited power, under which
the rights ami ?be;ties of the people
might find protection. It has no fixed
doctrines, save the protective tariff,
hut blind subserviency to corporato
wealth and paternalism, % and only a
spirit of brigandage and commercial?
Ism binds il lo these."
What was orthodox today, said he,
was blasphemy tomorrow, and he as?
serted that whether Hie Republicans
nominated a radical or a conserva?
tive for the presidency this year they
would adopt a platform of platitudes
"loud In their pretended eondemna
! lion of 'predatory wealth' and In their
I mock professions of loyalty to tho
I people's interests."
Wearing a Thin Disguise.
I To do other than endorso 'my pol?
icies." lie said, would be to invoke an
iiiihllatton. If the conservative ele?
ment supported the ticket nominated
tho American people would lie as?
sured thnt after election "the party
will thtow off its thin disguise nnd
again dlaelcse Its olVset of policies
designed <o shield the criminal plu?
In that event, he declared, "a Roos?
evelt or a radical Republican wouht
then become no more Hum a little ma?
lignant postule on tho Republican
"In craven fear of the coming day
of Ihe people's Judgment, already com?
atose. <anjd moribund, this party I?
I making one last desperate effort to
'p-'olong its miserable existence eitb
ler by buying the people with promises
I or "bullying them with threats."