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Officials Fear Attack by Rev
olutionists and Are
Goes Far to Wed
Lectured by Judge
r i
Chairman of National Dem
.ocratic Committee Prac
tically Deposed.
Said Opposition to Bryan Is Real
Cause of the Change
in Program.
The management of the Demo
cratic national campaign 1b in a peck
of trouble, according to stories in
New York and Washington political
William F. McCombs, chairman of
the national committee, haB been in
effect deposed from the chieftaincy.
He will continue to be titular head
of the organization, but any contri
bution he may make to the direction
of affairs will be nominal, and by
way of permitting him to save his
William G. McAdoo, vice chairman,
1b at present in general charge of the
New York headquarters. Conditions
there are anything but satisfactory
to people closely concerned and in
timately informed about the manage
ment of the fight for Governor
Gore Going to Chicago.
Senator Thomas P. Goro of Oklahoma,
widely regarded by the original "WllBon
men as. the best campaign manager of
them oil. Is to be sent to take charge
of the, Chicago headquarters. In New
Tork'UcrelhJ,8.'Str6iiir reeling that ho Is
sadly needed at the establishment In
the Fifth avenue building; but the plan,
nevertheless. Is to keep him In Chicago.
The fight In tho West Is so grave, be
cause of Roosevelt's developing strength
there, that the decision to send Gore
to the Windy City is said to havo
resulted from a sudden realization that
the very best that can be mustered
should be pushed to the front of battle
in that section.
It Is not yet possible to determlnu
how much of Injustice is done to Chair
man McCombs by the stories that his
conduct of the campaign, both before
and after the nomination, made It ad
visable to relieve him of supreme au
thority. His loyalty, zeal, and untiring
efforts in behalf of Wilson arc conceded
by all; but IiIb Judgment as to handling
matters most effectively was questioned
a good many times Doth before and
after the Baltimore convention.
Had Opposed Bryan.
One of the stories In circulation about
the New York headquarters Is to the
effect that Mr. McCombs made himself
objectionable to William Jennings Bry
an, In the ante-convention fight, by giv
ing out very freely about the Lawyers'
Club and elsewhere, that Bryan would
be duly and effectively put out of cir
culation If Wilson wero nominated.
When, on top of that, It became neces
sary to recognize that Mr. Bryan,
single-handed, and alone, put over the
Wilson nomination. It was only natural
that the Nebraskan should feel some
Therefore, the story goes that Mc
Combs, whose health did not stand
well the Impositions of the earlier cam
paign, and who has recently been rep
resented as far from well, and tempor
arily out of the campaign work, will
not resume the active direction of af
fairs. The soft-pedal disposition of the
Democratic fight has brought a good
deal of protest from many sections,
and of late It haB been reported as pro
ducing very unfortunate effects In the
West where the Progressive party has
been making gains most disconcerting
to the Democrats. This Is tho explana
tion given for Senator Gore's transfer
to the Western headquarters.
Engineer, Not Politician.
Mr. McAdoo. since his succession to
the supreme power, has made good In
his personal relationships, it Is ex
plained, but he Is not an experienced
politician and doesn't pretend to be.
He was extremely useful In some of
the Southern States in the fight for the
nomination bocause he Is a Georgian.
But his training has been that of a
high-class engineer and he knows a
good deal more about subterranean
tunnels to haul folks from Manhattan
to Jersey than he does about the un
derground loute of politics.
Meanwhile, the Republican campaign
Is In no more satisfactory condition
(Continued on Second Pago.)
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Secretary of Interior, Who Was Haled
Before Court for Speeding.
Chauffeur Fined for "Burn
ing Up the Roads" in
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. Like the
hunter who went out to shoot rabbits
and met a lion. Constable Walter
Guldncr, of Sonoma county, camping
In tho county road near Petaluma
to catch speed-burners, swooped down
upon the automobllo of the Secretary
of tha-lnterior. Wa.lteiMIl--Fishir;';Bnd
marched the entire party to the Peta
luma city hall. He did not know who
his prisoners wero tintU the fine had
been paid and the party had gone.
With his wife, his secretary, and
his chauffeur, Harry Griffin, Secretary
Fisher was flying over the country
pike to the home of Luther Burbank,
the plant wizard, at Santa Rosa, when
they wore taken in charge by Con
stable Guldner.
They were taken before Police Judge
Dllllon, but Mr. Fisher made no reve
lation of his Identity and the whole
party was read a sharp lecture by
the country Jurist, who declared that
punishment for law-breaking should
fall equally upon the rich and poor.
He fined the cnaunreur jio.
Republican Leader Wants Seat of
Government in the
TIENTSIN, Aug. 31. Dr. Sun Tat
Sen's renewal pt his campaign for re
moval of China's capital farther south
was Interpreted today as a radical Ro-
lubllcan Initial step toward limiting
'resident Yuan Shi Kai's power.
The F.epubllcans novcr wanted Yuan
for President, considering him despotic.
Accepting him, however, rather than
fight hlni, they made It u condition
that the capital be located In South
China, where they aro stronc ami could
control him. Yuan, preferring the
north, where he Is ull-powerful, has
dodged leaving Peking.
Sun says. Peking Is so situated that
Japan could capture It easily, and h-j
doubts If either China or the powers
are strong enough to provent It. No
body thinks he believes this, but ho
does want tho capital moved. His de
mand Is an additional reason why his
.friends are afraid Yuin will have him
Reaches Beverly Early Today in
Time To Breakfast With
His Family.
BEVERLY. Aug. 31. President Taft
arrived )n Boston early today from
Columbu, Ohio, and, at or.ee sped to
the summer White Houso heie In an
automobile. He was accompanied hy
Major Thomas L. Rhoads, Mb military
aids, and the regular army officers. A
second utomoblla contained a recep
tion col .1 itltee from Beverly
The p-esldent looked the picture of
health and bowed to tho salutations of
early morning workgocrs.
Tho President rcaohed "Paramett.V
In time lor breakfast with Ills family.
His stay In Beverly will bo prolonged.
Ho has made n tentative piumlsa to
visit Rochester, N Y., on September
16, ana will address a few Republican
gatherings In Massachusetts.
Assailants of Police
Shot by Gendarmes
HASPE, Germany, Aug. 31. Resisting
arrest, five burglars who killed two po
licemen hero early today wero overtaken
by gendarmes. Three of them wore
wounded and they wero finally cap
tured, one so badly hurt that he prob
ably will die.
Violation of Interstate Laws
Likely to Be Charged
Against Conspirators.
If Explosives Were Shipped From
Vermont to Mascachusetts In
dictments Will Be Asked.
Tho Department of Justice is like
ly to take a hand In tho now develop
ments in connection with tho Law
rence strike which have led to tho
arrest of William M. Wood, president
of tho American Woolen Company,
charged with conspiracy for tho pur
pose of planting dynamite.
It is charged that there was inter
state shipment of dynamite for use
at Lawrence. One story Is that dy
namite was found under a car that
arrived in Philadelphia and which
wont to Philadelphia through Law
rence from Vermont
Under Federal Laws.
If there has been Interstate shipment
of dynamite Improperly labeled or not
labeled, tho parties responsible are li
able to heavy penalty under federal
District Attorney French at Boston,
last spring made some Investigations
Into alleged dynamite shipments. Tho
matter was then dropped. In vlow of
the new developments and the sensa
tional charges against Wood and others,
tho matter Is likely to be reopened.
Dynamite Planter
Gets Small Sum
- Fpr Doing Work
BOSTON, Aug. 31. John J. Breen, the
Lawrence undertaker and school com
mitteeman, who paid a fine of $300 af
ter being found guilty of planting dyna
mite In Lawrence during the textile
strike, received J500 or $600 fojr his work,
It was stated today.
William M. Wood, president of the
American Woolen Company, has been
arrested on an Indictment In connec
tion with the plant, and has given $5,000
cash ball. Dennis J. Collins, of Cam
bridge, Is In Jail, unable to furnish
similar ball, having been arrested on
the same Indictment. District Attorney
Pellctler Is planning to push tho In
vestigation still further. When tho
grand Jury meets on Tuesday he will
summon before It at least two other
witnesses. Tho district attorney has In
formation bearing on the Inception of
the plot.
Breen's story of the plot Js a re
markable one. He says he got about
$000, but tho amount Included services
he had rendered In other ways for the
person or persons who employed him.
He told""the district attorney that one
of the defendants paid him.
He claims he paid Collins $100 for aid
ing him to carry tho dynamite .from
Boston to Lawrence. It Is understood,
however, that Collins claims ho received
only $50.
Ernest W. Pitman, who committed
suicide as a result of tho exposuro of
the dynamite plot. Is accused of 'pro
curing tho dynamite from an East Mil
ton grocery man, a personal friend.
Erectors' Secretary
Says "Planters" Are
Just Like McNamaras
NEW YORK, Aug. 31. "Tho man or
men who planted dynamite In Law
rence, whether they be millionaires
trust heads or labor agitators, should
be punished to the fullest extent of the
law," said Walter Drew, counsel and
practical head of tho National Erectors'
"If President "Wood of tho trust had
a hand In It, as is charged, he Is no
whit better than the McNamaras, and
deserves the same sort of punishment.
It might bo urged by some that no lives
were destroyed In Lawrence, but that
was not the fault of tho dynamite
planters. The stuff might havo been
exploded, and hundreds might havo
been killed. If the dynamite was plant
ed by Wood und his gang, It was done
for the purpose of taking tho liberty
of striko leaders by falsely accusing
them of crime, and that Is as dastard
ly as murder.
"I want to see this matter sifted to'
the bottom, nnd I want the most dras
tic punishment meted out, whether the
guilty bo millionaires or textile work
ers." DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 31. "I don't
know William M. Wood personally,
never having met him, but I realize on
general principles that his arrest was
simply a frame-up and tho charges
against him are untrue," declared John
Klrby, president of the National Manu
facturers' Association today discussing
the Boston dynamite Indictments.
"It is ridiculous to think," ho added,
"that he would engage In a plot to
plant dynamite, and throw the hlamo
on Innocent men. Tho whole thing, I
believe, Is merely a get-back, a matter
of retaliation."
NEW YORK, Aug. 31. William J.
Burns was strong In his denunciation
of the alleged dynamite planting in
No Effort Made to Prevent
Formal Accusation of
Case Will Be Called For Trial
Early in Fall
HAGBRSTOWN, Md., Aug. 31.
Norman B. McCloary waB given a
preliminary hearing beforo Justice
Doub thiB morning on a chargo of
murdoring Mrs. Nellie B. Henry
and was held without ball for the ac
tlori of the grand Jury.
State's Attorney Scott M. Wol
finger sprung a surprise when ho
called to the stand as tho State's
chief witness "Bill" Logan, a colored
politician. It was not known that
Logan was in possession of any evi
dence that could be used against the
prisoner, ns his name had not been
mentioned in connection with tho
case before. Under cross-oxamlna-tion
by Wagaman & Wagaman, at
torneys for McCloary, Logan got
tangled in some of his statements.
No Defense Made.
The defense did not produce any wit
nesses. Attorneys for McCleary con
tended that It had not been definitely
shown that "a murder had been com
mitted, and becauFo of that they ar
gfed their client could not be charged
with the crime. Justice Doub, however.
ruled that there hud been sufficient evl-
produccd to hold the pilsoner
without bull,
Prisoner Calm.
Apparently composed throughout the
hearing this morning, McCleary watch
ed closely the proceedings and paid but
little attention to the several hundred
persons who crowded around the little
court room.
He was taken from the Jail, handcuff
ed to a deputy and the case .was called
as soon as he took IiIh sent. Tho mag
istrate warned McCleary thnt anything
lie mignt say would be used against
him, but the prisoner made no reply
Dr William. S. Ash told how he found
tho body of Mrs. Henry In her home,
lying partly dressed In her bedroom.
Then Mrs. Annernette E. Baugh, a
neighbor, told of having seen McCleary
ring the Henry door bell on the night
of August 15 and enter tho house, te
malnlng there for five minutes.
Logan, the colored politician, testified
that McCleary, after his arrest, had
confessed that ho had choked Mrs.
Henry and robbed her of J33. He said
McCleary had admitted returning the
following night to obtain the letter
which is said to have led him to the
placo where Miss Henry was stopping
In Washington.
Tho most Important thing established
by the autopsy yesterday was that the
hyold cartllnge in the woman's neck
was found to have been broken, Indi
cating that she was choked to death.
Tho confession which McCleary Is al
leged to have made and signed In the
presence of tho State's attorney and six
other witnesses wns not Introduced at
the hearing today. Mr. Wolfinger an
nounced that It -would not be used or a
verbatim copy of It made public until
the case Is called for trial, when an ef
fort will bo made to Introduce It as evi
dence McCIearv's attorneys will make every
enort not to nave the confession al
lowed. Thev claim It was obtained un-
tier coercion, nnd that McCleary was not
lesponslble for his actions at the time.
State's Attorney Wolfinger said after
the hearing that McCleary's case. If
ho Is Indicted bv the grand Jury, would
be called for trial during the early part
of tho fall term of court.
Big Crowd Out.
Anticipating that the hcarlnc would bo
held this morning, and McCleary
brought from tho county Jail and ar
raigned boforo Justice Doub, a large
crowd of curious persons who have been
valnlv endeavoring to get a glimpse of
the prisoner ever since ho was lodged
In Jail a week ago yesterday, surround
ed tho police station, seeking admlttanco
to the court room.
Another link In the chain of circum
stantial evidence was forged bv the
State last night, when a young woman
employed in a local cafo gavo out a
statement that McCleary told her tho
day after tho murder that ho had killed
MrB. Henry. According to tho young
woman's story, she met McCleary on
the street, and he Invited her to go to
the theater with him.
Woodrow Wilson in Conference
"With Leader Before
SEAGIRT, N. J., Aug. 31. Gov. Wood
row Wilson was "on tho Job" before
breakfast today. Bv s o'clock he was
In conference with National Chairman
William McAdoo. and for somo time the
two discussed further possible speaking
engagements for the nominee.
The governor said he would go Into re
trejit for a rest tonlgnt, and the two
will leave New York for Buffalo, where
he will spcat Monday. Governor Wilson
will arrive in Trenton Tuesday from
Rebel Convoy and 80,000 Rounds
of Ammunition Cap
tured. To protect tho customs house and
to insuro tho prompt transmission
of dispatches via tho cablo station at
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, which
the robots havo attompted to destroy,
Commander Washington, of the gun.
boat Denver, has landed a force of
marines and bluejackets there.
Since tho beginning of the revolu
tion messages from Nicaragua havo
been delayed in transmission by the
rebels, who tore up tho railroads and
wrecked bridges. The Denver,
which is equipped with' wireless, will
remain at San Juan del Sur and send
the ofllcial dispatches of tho United
States authorities in that republic.
Rebels' Quiet.
While no news of rebel activity had
been officially reported to any of the
Govornment departments hero today,
men who have chorge of tho operations
of American forces In Nicaragua nooded
their heads gravely and said anarchy
might sweep the republic at any mo
ment. It is pointed out that during the six
teen years that Nicaragua has been a
part of tho federation of Central Am
erican states, It has had no less than
396 residents and governors of provinces.
Nicaragua nan pef,q, pinnacrqa,' betray
H and ruined '"bV1 prof i"jBsio"nal revolu-JJn't
tlonlsts. No other Spanish-American
country has been bo cursed with revo
lutions and so much afflicted with such
spoliation as Inevitably results from the
vicious feuds between the liberals of
Leon and the conservatives of Granada
A telegram from Minister .Weltzel
sent from Managua and dated Au
gust 28, was received today reports
that the Nlearagiwn government
torccs won a decided advantage near
131 Ouayabal by capturing u robel
convoy and a large quantity of am
munition which Included 80,000 rounds
of rapid fire cartridges.
This convoy, It Is believed here. Is
the one which Generul Mena was
sending to General Baca at Leon. By
this capture the government has
greatly Increased Its own supply of
ammunition while weakening the
relies and probabv lessening the
danger of General Menu's threatened
attack on Managua.
State of Anarchy.
The minister of Salvador In Nicara
gua has returned to Managua from
Leon and reports that conditions
there are approaching; a stato of an
archy. According to his reports, when Du
ron s column or soiaters entered the
streets of the town of Leon every houso
along the route opened a withering fire
upon the Invaders.
Bacn and other revolutionary leaders
aro said to have practically no control
over the mob which comprises the rebel
battalions, and which has pillaged
many stores and houses and destroyed
stationary property.
Scarcity of food Is adding to tho hor
rors of war In tho republic, and It Is
probable that the American Red Cross
will again be called upon to send ad
ditional supplies and clothing.
Companies Rushed to Department,
of Justice About Closing
Time Today.
Short circuiting of the wires was. re
sponsible for an alarm of file being
sounded shortly before 1 o clock today
from the pilvato box at tho Depart
ment of Justice, K street, near Six
teenth street. Two weeks ago toda),
at almost the same hour, something
went wrong with the mechanlbii and
the department was unnecescarlij called
On both occasions the clerkt wero
Just preparing to leave tho department
and tho arrival of tho fire engines
caused much excitement.
Sixth Days' Card Opens At Seagirt
Rifle Tourna
ment. SEAGIRT, N. J.. Aug. 31. The sixth
day's card at tho rifle tournament open,
ed with fourteen five-man teams com
peting In the Now Jersey company
team match on tho first 200-yard stage.
Company K, First District of Columbia,
led with 155. Company C, Fourth New
York, was second at 149, and its sec
ond team wua third with 118,
Miss Ruth Wiltberger Going
to Seattle to Marry
Mr. Callahan.
A Journey of 3.0W miles to meet tho
man she loves was begun last night at
6:45 o'clock when Miss Ituth A. Wilt
berger, a pretty girl of twenty sum
mers, boarded a transcontinental train
at the Union Station. Seattle, Wash.,
Is the destination marked' on the ticket.
Miss Wntbcj hardly noticed
that. Met- real destination is William
Callahan, aged twenty-five.
The Journey is the culmination of an
affair lasting more than a year. It was
about that long ago when young Cal
lahan carne to Washington, a stranger,
to take a temporary position in the
Census Of lice. In connection with the
last enumeration. Kate or Cupid or
Just pure luck directed him to room
and board at the residence of Mrs. L.
K. Wiltberger, ut 129 Qulncy Place
There he met Miss Ruth n:d thert
began the romance that has caused the
plucky gill to leave homo alone for the
Jlrst tin - In her life, und ko 3,ftX) mile
to meet tho man of htr choice, because
he can't lome to her.
Detailed to Seattle.
When the census had been completed,
Callahan got a position In the Immi
gration Bureau of the Department of
Commcrci and Labor. He was detailed
to Seattle about six months ago. Of
course lit hated to go, but there was
no way out of It.
Tho truth of the old addage "Ab
sence makes the hitvt grow fonder"
was again proved. As each week
went by It became harder for the
young couple to remain satisfied. As
he hu.d not been in the service long,
It was Impossible for him to obtain
leave of absence to make the trip
twice across the continent. So it was
up to Miss Wiltberger. It required a
good deal of pluck, but she has that,
as she demonstrated last night.
At the station sho was surrounded
by her parents, sister Eleanor and
scores of friends. Not onco did she
show a sign of weakening or any
fear of tho long, hard trip beforo her.
For at the end of that trip she will
be mot ut the station bv William
Callahan and relatives and friends of
her own family, who reside In the
Western city. The party will go at
onco to St. Mark's Catholic Cathedral
and the ceremony will be performed.
Couldn't Wait Longer.
"Of course it's a long trip to take
alone," said Miss- Ruth, "especially
when I have never been away from
homo before. And of course, I wouldn't
do It for anybody In the world but Mr.
Callahan. I hate to leave my home
and friends, but maybo wo will get
back some day, and I cannot wait any
longer to seo the man I lovo most."
The Wlltbergers aro originally from
Pennsylvania, but have lived hero about
six years. Mr. Wiltberger Is a clerk
In the Navy Department.
Callahan came here from Massachu
setts where his parents and relatives
still reside.
M.- i r .. . i r .
OhlOS Constitutional Convention
Will Be Held On Tues
day Next.
' in good taste."
eniTtMmiq ohin Ann. ii win, v-, ' During tho af-.ernoon Colonel Rooso
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Aug. 31.-W 1th tf.n.velt rodl, thr0ush a secluded section lu
date of the constitutional amendment I which houses were rnio enough to at
electlon only three days distant, advo-. tract ntt -ntlon, and the villages far
cates of tho forty-two measur.-a winch I aJ,arJ- P's'islng for n bilef spctch at
.. -,,,.. ,,.P(1 ,. n nvm.KMinn fmm Hardwlck. he went on to Barton, and
are represented ioi an expussion from ,,,.. , ot. inhnsiiurv. when, hr nnt
Ohio s voters, touay started lu foi a
whirlwind wind-up campaign, center
ing around six of tho piopotvd diiwucl
ments. Thebe are the initiative und
referendum, welfare of -employes, wo
man su'iiage, license to traffic In In
toxlcatlti" llquois, homo tule for citizen
and Sta;o-wlde pumarlwa.
Ballots Should Be Cast for
State's Progressive
Urges Them to Vote on Tuesday,
as They Would in
DARRE, Vt., Aug. 31. To a crowd
of moro than 2,000 peoplo horo
Colonel Roosevelt made his first ap
peal of tho day, emphasizing his de
sire that voters show their prefer
ence for tho Progressive party by
first voting for the local tickot
"Since I've been lu Vermont," he
said, "I have thirty or forty times
been Informed by adherents that
they intended to vote for mo in No
vember, but that next Tuesday they
would vote for tho Republicau or the
Democratic candidates as the case
might bo. Now I wish to emphasize
to you as strongly as I know how
the only way you can stand for tho
Progressive national ticket, that is
for the principles of tho Progressive
party, and incidentally for me, is to
support Mr. Metzger and the Pro
gressive ticket next Tuesday.
Result Will Be Watched.
"Remember that the election next
Tuesday outside of Vermont will be
watched eagerly and Judged only from
tho national standpoint. Every po
litlcal 'boss of the'type of Mr. Penrose;
everj head of a big corporation of the
type of Mr. Archbold, will be eagerly
hoping for the defeat of the Progressive
ticket In Vermont.
"The Pcnroses and the Archbolds and
all their type do not caro a rap which
old party triumphs.
"They are probably willing to have
you vote either the Democratic or Re
publican tickets If you only vote
against the Progressives. You, here in
Vermont, of course, will understand
that your own votes In the State elec
tion do not indicate how you are going '
to vote in November. But, outside of
Vermont they wont understand. And
so I wish to say to many thousands of
men who Intend to vote the Progres
sive ticket in November, but are wish
ing to vote along old party lines at the
State election, that on behalf of tho Na
tional Progressive party, I most
earnestly urge them to stand straight
by the local Progressive ticket."
Roosevelt laughingly commented on
references to his ever-present letter
"Every time a charge Is made against
me by the Barnes and Penrose people
I always have a letter to refute it,"
said he. "The men who are crooked
nlways think they can -trap me because
they think I am crooked, too. But they
Wildly Cheered.
In his speech at St. Johnsbury last
night, Colonel Roosevelt brought forth
cheer after cheer by his denunciation
of party bosses and his defense of tho
Progressive party. In part, he said:
"I thought for a time that they would
do somo damage to the Progressive
party," he said, "but the Lord hath de
livered them Into my hands. I have
them on tho hip." I have them in the
open. I'll hew them as Israel hewed
Ammon. hip and thigh."
Colonel Roosevelt explained last night
why it was that he declared himself In
favor of 'woman suffrage. He said that
he had not been Influenced to this view
by tho women who devoted their time
to promoting the cause of suffrage, but
rather through his acquaintance with
women liko Miss Jano Addams, of Chi
cago, whom he had como to know
through their Interest lu sociological
In sneaking on tho trust question.
Colonel Roosevelt declared that neither
the Democrats nor tho Republicans had
an effective plan, and that "tho big
trusts cordially approve of both plat
forms." He denounced the Stanley
Congiessional Committee which investi
gated tho trust question ns "mere
sound and fury," and explained tho pro
posal of the Progressive party.
The colonel criticised former Presi
dent Charles W. Eliot, of Harvard, for
newspaper interview wiucn ho said
Dr. Eliot had not repudiated In which
he was quoted as saying that It was in
bad taste for Colonel Roosevelt to bring
Miss June Addams into publicity by
speaking of her in accepting the Pro
gressive nomination.
Answers Eliot.
After saying that ho had ijot men
tioned Miss Addams' name, but had
i merely explained his appreciation of
'having such a woman second his nom-
inatlon, Colonel Roosovelt added:
I "If Pr-ident EMot really considers
I this allusion to Miss Addams as beln
I spcctaculn'i and In bad taste, 1 should
feel a mild curlouslty to know just what
he would legard as nonsnectacular and
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the night. When ho reached St. Johns
bury ho was welcomed by a marching
club of 150 men who wore bandannaf
and sang "Take a Little Tip Fioin
Father and Vote for the Old Bull
Moose." Sefore brlnt-ing his Vermont
campaign to a close today, he will
I spe-ik at Bane, Randolph, Bellows Falls
' and BrattUboro.

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