OCR Interpretation

Los Angeles herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, August 19, 1910, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042462/1910-08-19/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Seeks to Avoid Open Rupture but
May Lead Fight Against
the President
Anxious to Keep Out of New York
Campaign but Will Uphold
Policies to the End
(Associated Press)
OYSTER BAY, N. V., Aug. 18.—
Theodore Roosevelt spent today In
what was probably the most Important
political conference he has had since
he left the White House. He gathered
about him a group of his close friends
and talked over with them the situa
tion, which Ik best expressed in the re
ports that relations between President
Taft and himself are strained to the
breaking point.
William Loeb, Jr., collector of the
port of New York; Lloyd C. Griscom,
chairman of the Now York Republican
county committee; William D. Caldrr
of Brooklyn; Frederick J. H. Kracke
of Brooklyn and Representative W. W.
Cocks of Colonel Roosevelt's homo dis
trict took part in the conference.
From what was said by some of the
visitors It was learned that the col
onel and his friends have agreed on a
plan of action which will hold until tho
situation shapes itself more clearly.
Briefly stated, it is this: Colonel
Roosevelt is to stand aside la the New
York state campaign and let the "old
guard" fight its own fight and thus
shoulder all the responsibility for the
conduct iind result of the campaign.
He is neither tc indorse or criticise
the Taft administration. He Is to keep
out all around If he can.
Through some of today's visitors It
was learned why the colonel has de
cided to keep his hands off. He feels
that the Republican state committee
in refusing to indorse him for tem
porary chairman of the Saratoga con
vention—a position he had agreed to
accept, much against his will, with
the knowledge that ho would be better
responsible for election results—acted
In a manner that would make further
activity on his part look aa if he was
leading a factional fight against the
It was said that Colonel Roosevelt
does not deem it either wise or proper
to permit himself to bacome involved
in auch a factional fight and that
his present decision is that ha will not
go to the convention or take any part
Which would render him responsible.
He has come to no definite conclusion,
One Important provision was empna
■laed at today's conference, Those
with whom he talked were made to
understand clearly that Colonel Roose
velt reserved to himself the right to
enter the thick of the fight at any
time, if he believes that the policies of
which he is the exponent are in jeop
ardy. But he let it be known that he
would do so with reluctance, for he
feels that in such a contingency he
might be led inevitably into a con
troversy with the Taft administration.
From what was said after the con
fi puce it was gathered that Colonel
Roosevelt believes the present attitude
of men who are influential in the na
tional administration is hostile to him
and that an open rupture may result.
In such case the colonel feels that he
may be compelled at some juncture to
exert his influence against the ad
Those who are closest to the colonel
believe ho will do everything in his
power tq,avert such a crisis during the
fall campaign. It Is their opinion that
If he should decide to fight he pre
fers to postpone the struggle until the
1912 campaign, when the question of
the nation's policy for the next four
years is to be brought before the
country and a successor to W. H. Taft
Is to be selected.
Should such an issue between Col
onel Roosevelt and the administration
present itself at that time, it is the
belief of the colonel's Intimate asso
ciates that he would.be in the fight to
the end—that he will stake his own
future on the outcome and again be
come a candidate for the presidency.
It la believed, however, that Colonel
Roosevelt regards such a decision as
a remote contingency which is not to
re'eeive serious attention at the pres
ent time.
He has said repeatedly that he can
form no plans for the future, for tho
situation may be changed at any time.
He has told hta friends that he is a
candidate for napofflco and that he can
conceive of no circumstances which
would lead him to accept the guberna
torial nomination or a seat In the
United States senate.
His associates believe the only reason
which might lead him to consider being
a candidate for the presidential nom
ination would be the conviction that
he must seek another term In order to
successfully carry on the wgrk he
began while president.
The conference bioke up late today
without any definite agreement as to
when another will be held. Colonel
Roosevelt is to start for the west on
Tuesday and probably there will be no
more consultations at this nature until
after he returns.
Most of tho time today was given to
the consideration of the New York sit
uation, which Is regarded as the one
thing which may develop in such a
way as to force Col. Roosevelt to make
the fight within the party.
From an unquestioned source it is
known that he has taken dteply to
heart what he considers to be the hos
tility of men close to the administra
tion, and he regards the selection of
Vice President Sherman for the tem
porary chairmanship of the Republican
state convention as the result of this
He stated to visitors that he had
spoken no word of criticism of the ad
ministration and made them under
stand that it was his plan not to <ln so,
adding that he would confine himself
.solely to-a policy «t affirmation of the
doctrines which he considers to be the
(Continued on Pace tour)
i^^^^^^^^j^^^mL^M^M^^^^^L '
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—The con
gratulations and best wishes of
the American people were cabled
by the state department to Emperor
Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary,
who today celebrated his eightieth
birthday anniversary. The text of the
telegram was not made public.
For Los Angeles and vicinity—Fair fri
dny; moderate temperature) light north
wind, changing to south. Maximum tem
perature yesterday 80 degrees) minimum
temperature 08 degrees. I .- ■-'-
Wife, baby and gun figure In battle for
possession of a home; three men ar
_• rested. PAGE 5
Writer of old time melodies says senti
ment in songs is dead. PAGE 5
Judge Bordwell warns husbands against
. swearing falsely to complaints at
tacking wives' sanity. - PAGE 5
Fire Commissioner Owens to - determine -
if fire and police signal boxes can be
combined. PAGE 8
Slow returns from outlying precincts de
lay report on primary results. PAGE 4
Grocers in targe numbers invade Indian
village and enliven surroundings. PAGE 9
Picketing ordinance ls^upheld^ court
In habeas corpus proceedings. PAGE 8
Representatives of Los Angeles cham
ber of commerce leave to meet-dele- i
-. gates of other commrctal bodls for a \
tour of orient. , PAGE 8
Hay wagon crushes foot of five-year-old
girl who fell from bar while stealing a
ride, i PAGE 9
Two royal commissioners from the
Japanese government and several
wealthy landowners arrive In Los An- 1 V,'
geles; they are studying agricultural
methods In United States. ■ PAGE 13
Suffragists address meeting of Votes for
Womens club. PAGE 13
North, Northeast and Northwest Im
provement association , holds semi- "
monthly meeting. PAGE 9
Theaters. PAGE 5
Society. ■ '„ PAGE 5
Building permits. , PAGE 6
Shipping. ' ':/''■■'• PAGE 6
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
News of the courts. , PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Sports." PAGES 10-11
Editorial. • PAGE 12
City brevities. ,' V, PAGE 13
Personals. PAGE IS
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Five thousand veterans present at the
opening of encampment ab-Huntington
Beach. PAGE 11
Hiss Emellne Peterson of Santa Ana Is to
be queen of 1910 Carnival of Products.
Charles F. Harper, only voter In desert pre
cinct, nominates self for constable. PAGE 14
Republican leaders at Ocean Park dissat
lsilel with Johnson, and say they will
vote for Bell. ■■■;,..' PAGE 14
Mrs. Raymond Anderson, Long Beach so
ciety woman, suffers from effects of
poison said to have been taken by mis
take. . PAGE 14
Twelve thousand persons take part In Pasa
adena's annual picnic to Long Beach.
COAST : r --
Great. forest fires dolne much damage
In Nevada county; thousands of acres
swept? over. ' PAGE 9
\ iCtory of Republican insurgents grows in I
extent as belated figures are received.
J. F. McMurray denies bribery charges.
y PAGE 8
Governors of eight states meet at Salt Lake - '
City to discuss program for conservation •
congress at St. Paul lit September.X PAGE 1
T. R., offended by Taft followers, makes
plans which nay culminate in his becom
ing candidate for presidency. PAGE 1
Congressman Longworth, after conference
with Taft, Issues statement opposing re
election of Cannon. „' PAGE 1
Newport society thrilled by visit of Amerl- .
can duchess who has won approval of
even King George. PAGE 1
Governor Harmon falls in his effort to set- '„
tie Columbus car strike. PAGE 2
General Murray declares Pacific coast so
thoroughly fortified that It can resist any
attack. ' \~- ' PAGE 3.
James J. Hill claims Charles W. Eliot, ■•-/
Harvard's president emeritus, unfit to
I choose "five-foot book shelf" for ordinary ,
people. ' -I r ' PAGE 3
King .and queen of Italy plan to visit scene
of cholera plague in south of country.
Report Mlkkelson's party searching for
bodies of Erlckson • Greenland expedition, ;
wrecked on East Greenland coast. PAGE 1
Breaking of motor halts AvlatorfMolssant's
flight from Paris to London. PAGE 3
American and French" dignitaries unveil ...
Washington statue In ; Napoleon hall at
Versailles. PAGE 3
Oil men get together on problem of con
servation and take steps to organize. ••
Copper market shows general Improvement.
Starlight will explore lower sand at Marl
cop' i• ' • '•■ PAGE «
Executives of Eight States Hold
Preliminary Conference
at Salt Lake
Smoot of Utah Declares Govern
ment Should Omit Tillable
Lands, from Reserves
(Associated Press 1
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 18.—To dis
cuss the position to be taken by the
Pacific coast and Rocky Mountain
states In the conservation congress to
be held lft St. Paul September 5, and
to formulate a plan of action to be
followed In that convention by present
ing tho interests of the west, a con
ference of governors of the states in
terested, called by Gov. M. E. Hay
of Washington met In this city today
with Gov. W. F. Spry of Utah as its
Every one of th« nine states in
vited to the conference was represent
ed except Montana. The governor of
Montana sent a letter of recret that
he was unable to be present because of
official business.
Minnesota was represented by a del
egation of three, consisting of Ralph
Wheeler, secretary of Governor Eber
hard; Frank Kellogg of the board of
managers of the conservation congress
and J. H. Beck, secretary of the Min
nesota Jobbers' association.
It was announced by the Minnesota
delegation that they would take no
part in the proceedings, their mission
bring simply to assure the western
governors that western interests would
receive full representation in the con
gress program.
Governor Hay of Washington denied
that he has any intention of bringing
politics into this matter.
"I have had no correspondence with
the eminent- cabinet officer from my
own state since his return to his home
from Washington," he said. "The nat
ural resources, such as water power
sites, that belong to the states should
be controlled and conserved by the
At the afternoon session United
States Senator Smoot of Utah made
an address. He said he believe id nthe
sane and progressive idea from the
national administration on the conser
vation question In eliminating all till
able land from forest reserves when it
did not affect the water projects.
No time has been set for adjourn
ment of the governors' meeting, but it
Is certain matters of conservation
policy will be thoroughly discussed and
some action on which all will agree
will be taken.
The present meeting was called by
Governor Hay of Washington, who be
lieves the east is not playing fair in
handling the matter of conservation of
our national resources. He is out
spoken on the subject, and his primary
reason for calling the meeting was to
formulate a plan whereby the so
called "northwestern idea" may be
presented to the congress. The idea is
briefly that the states themselves
should have charge of and the disposi
tion of their resources. Governor Hay
classes the attitude of some of the
eastern conservationists as alarming
to the west, and declares it looks like
a deliberate attempt to rob the western
states of their resources and have
these resources administered from the
national capital for the benefit of the
nation a.t large and not for the good
of the states in which the resources
are located.
Governor Spry and some of the
others are more pacific in their atti
tude, but are agreed that the west
must take prompt action to preserve
its rights. Governor Spry says:
"I do not think there is any serious
cause for alarm that the interests of
the west will be overridden in the St.
Paul convention. The west always has
been able to hold its own in matters
of this kind, and I do not see why
it should not do so upon this occasion."
Governor Norrls of Montana is un
able to attend the convention, and is
quoted as saying that, in his opinion,
the "cards are stacked" against the
northwest by the interests of the east,
and It would be useless for the west
to attempt to combine against the
Governor Brady of Idaho, who is
present, is the possessor of some de
cided ideas on the conservation ques
tion and considers it unfair to the
people of the west that their natural
resources should bo controlled by the
federal government. Ho is quoted as
saying that the east, after having ex
hausted its own resources, now hopes
to fall back upon the west to obtain,
through' government administration, a
share of the benefits of western re
sources through royalty of water pow
er, sites, etc.
A delegation of three members, In
cluding his private secretary, is here
to represent Governor Eberhart of
Minnesota. This delegation urges the
importance of every western state be
ing represented at the coming Con-
No definite program has been out
lined in advance for the present meet
"S'overnor Spry of Utah, acting as
host expects to provide several sight
seeing trips for the visitors during
their stay. _
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18.—David Rankin,
who recently gave away his fortune,
estimated at more than $3,000,000, died
today at Atlantic City, according to a
tolegrarn. The beneficiary of the
philanthropist was the David Hankin,
J», School of Mechanical Trades. Mr.
Rankin was 74 years old. In giving
away his fortune he retained $3000 a
year for his own use.
Italy's Rulers Are Appalled by the
Spread of the Scourge in
South of Country
Stories of Distress Continue to
Come from Plague Strick
en Province
(Adbocln ted Press)
TURIN, Aug. 18.—King Victor Em
manuel and Queen Helena are display
ing great anxiety over the outbreak of
cholera In the south and the king has
given orders that he be kept constantly
informed of conditions in the infected
The queen is especially touched by the
stories of the distress among the peo
ple of the province of Bari Delia Pug
lio and has ordered that assistance be
rendered them for which she will pay
from her private purse.
King Victor Emmanuel is reported to
hate said:
"If the scourge increases, instead of
going to Montenegro to take part in
the festivities, I shall go where my
people are dying."
It would be a serious thing if the
king determined to proceed to the chol
era district, for the queen has said
that she would share the risk of the
king. Her majesty accompanied the
king to Messina and to Avellino when
they were overthrown by earthquakes
and on those occasions she insisted up
on being at the front, not sparing her
self any hardship.
The pope has sent Instructions to all
the bishops in the infected territory to
employ every means in their power to
aid in combating the scourge. They
are especially instructed to enforce hy
gienic measures and use their influence
in the isolation of suspects.
Latest Advices Report List of
44 Deaths
BARI, Italy, Aug. 18.—The gravity
of the situation in the province of Barl
Delia Pugllo, where cholera has broken
out, is thoroughly appreciated by the
Italian government. The town of
Trani is seriously infected and in the
forty-four deaths reported in the latest
advices, twenty have occurred in that
place. There have been ten deaths at
Barlotta, one at Corigiola, two at San
Ferdenando, one at Biscoglio, four at
Margherlta di Savoia, three at An
dria and three at Trinitapoli.
Decrees have been Issued forbiding
processions, fairs, feasts and public
So far the death rate has been high,
those attacked in many cases dying
within a fe\V hours. The present epi
demic is of a violent type and the fear
is general that it will be difficult to
Nothing Has Developed to Delay
Mayor's Recovery
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—Nothing has
developed to indicate that Mayor Gay
nor is not making fair progress toward
recovery. Only two bulletins were is
sued today,, the first at 8 o'clock this
morning and the second at 9:30 o'clock
tonight. The latter one read:
"At 9:30 o'clock p. m. all conditions
favorahle. (Signed) ARLTTZ, STEW
The mayor probably will be allowed
to sit up again tomorrow and it is
probable that Ruth 9f\A Marian, the
youngest of the daynor children, will
be allowed to see their father.
Mayor Gaynor passed a good aight
and was comfortable, the physicians
said today. A report had it that the
lodgment of the bullet in the throat
was causing paralysis, but this the at
tending physicians said was not true.
Luke E. Wright, former secretary of
war, called i.t the hospital today. He
chatted with Mrs. Gaynor and saw
the mayor briefly. Thomas Gaynor,
the mayor's brother, who came east
immediately after he was notified of
the shooting, has gone back to his
home at Springfield, q.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—Counsel for
James J. Gallagher, the discharged
city employe who shot Mayor Guynor a
week ago last Tuesday, said tonight
that Dr. John Rellly, who has been re
tained by the Knights of Columbus, of
which Gallagher Is a member, spent an
hour with him this evening aiid came
away with the belief that he is irre
sponsible. The doctor found there is
a depression of the skull which would
seem to involve an injury. The pris^
oner had an exaggerated idea of his
own importance.
Although Gallagher, when arrested,
seemed to exult in his deed, his war
dens now say he spends much of his
time praying for Mayor Gaynor's re
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18.—Capt. Ed
gar A. Macklln, Twenty-flfth infantry,
has been placed on the retired list of
the army by direction of the president
on account of disability incurred in
line of duty. He was shot by a soldier
at Fort Reno, Okla., and never com
pletely recovered from the effects of
tin; wound.
English Duke and American Wife
Who Will Pay Visit to United States
x jßla^^^Q IbF' mar >m
Duke of Roxburghe's American
Wife Wins Smiles from
Even King George
NEWPORT, R. 1., Aug. 18.— Newport
society 1b experiencing a real thrill
over the arrival, of the Duke of Rox
burghe and his duchess, formerly Miss
Goelet, once a belle of the Astor-Van
derbilt set and the daughter of Mrs.
Ogden Goelet of Newport and New
York. Miss Goelet was once a New
port cottager herself, courted of a score
of the scions o£ America's richest fam
ilies and at various times, according
to Dame Rumor, looked with more or
less favor on some of her American
suitors. But one day she sailed away
to England, met the Duke of Rox
burghe, was heroine of a real love ro
mance with the titled Britisher and
married him in 1903, with the full ap
proval of King Edward and the warm
smiles of Queen Alexandra, who sent
the young bride a necklace of pearls
and became her loyal sponsor in Lon
don society. At King Edward's court
the American duchess held a more se
cure place than the pretty Duchess of
Marlborough, formerly Consuelo Van
derbilt. Even King George and Queen
Mary, who are said to dislike Amer
icans, are cordial to the Duchess of
Roxburghe. Her married life has been
happy, and as a leader of the English
"smart set" she has always remem
bered her American friends and charm
ingly entertained many of them on
their visits to London.
Newport cottagers are now vielng
with each other to make the stay of
the duke a.id duchess In America a
pleasant one. Many entertainments
nave been planned for them and the
late summer gayeties at Newport will
almost entirely center around their
visit The duke and duchess are ex T
nected to visit a number of resorts
along the Atlantic coast as well as
fne principal cities of the United
OMAHA, Aug. 18.-W.th returns
available from 1041 out of 164 a pre
cincts. Mayor Dahlman maintains hU
lead over Governor Shallenberger for
the gubernatorial nomination on the
Democratic ttcket. These precincts
give Dahlman 20,045 and Shallenberger
18,277, a majority for the mayor or
3'lleavy gains for Governor Shallen
berger, anticipated by his friends as a
result of today's returns, failed to ma
terialize and it is apparent that only a
phenomenal reversal of figures in the
remainder of the precincts to be heard
from can defeat Dahlman for the
"'cady 1 has' conceded the Republican
nomination to his opponent, State Sen
ator Aldrieh.
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 18.—Stockholders
of the Fidelity Trust company at a
meeting this afternoon unanimously
voted to Increase the capital stock ol
the company from $1,000,000 to $2,
The net shortage of August Ropke,
former assistant secretary of *he com
pany, was announced at $1,200,000, his
gross shortage having been reduced
considerably by securities and prop
erty turned over to the bank. It was
announced that through recoveries of
securities from Ropke there would be
a surplus of $25,000 left the company
whereas It had been previously stated
that Ropke had made away with the
entire surplus.
Ropke is still In Jail awaiting trial.
NEW YORK, Auk. 18.—The engage
ment was announced here tonight of
Miss Gussie Balasco, daughter of
David Belasco, play\#right and man-
Hirer, to William Elliott, an actor.
[ijYr( r1? ( 'M|M 1<1(>«I • OAII.T *c. ON TRAINS Be.
Meet with disaster in Search for
Bodies of Greenland
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 18.—Captain
Elmar Mikkelsen's expedition which
sailed June 20, 1909, on the Danish
Arctic ship Alabama, to search for the
bodies of Erichson Greenland expedi
tion, was wrecked during the winter on
the coast of East Greenland, according
to advices received here today. Cap-:
tain Mikkelsen and the entire party
were saved and succeeded in effecting
a landing on Shannon island, off the
coast of King William land. From this
point they were recently rescued by
another ship.
News of the escape of the party and
their rescue was brought to Tromsoe
by a steamer cruising in the polar sea.
The expedition for which Captain
Mikkelsen was searching when the
Alabama was wrecked was that of My
lus Erichson, who perished in Novem
ber, 1907, while trying to return from
the north coast of Greenland by way
of the Inland ice. He was accompa
nied by Lieutenants Haven and Broe
lund. Lieutenant Broelund's body was
found in a crevice near a depot of the
expedition and was buried there but
the other bodies were not found owing
to heavy snow fall.
San Diegan Figured a Winner in
Advisory Vote for Senator
Spalding has defeated John D. Works
in the advisory vote on United States
senator to succeed Senator Flint, ac
cording to the Call. With only a few
districts missing tne Spalding total
stood 41,142 at midnight, with Works
at 38,900. It is not thought that Works
can overcome this lead.
The light for the nomination for
secretary of state is still in doubt, with
Frank Jordan claiming that he has
won by a imall margin.
The same tabulation that decides
the senatorial light gives Friend W.
Richardson the nomination over W. W.
Shannon for state printer. Richard
son has 35,695 votes while Shannon has
been given 34,485..
B. Grant Taylor, the insurgents'
choice for clerk of the supreme court,
is leading William H. Bemiss, the reg
ular, by a vote of 41.875 to 36,493.
Edward Hyatt's vote reached 69,376,
while Allison Ware fell nearly 10,000,
with 49,880.
SAN FRANCISCO, Augr. 18.—Break-
Ing the automobile record from coast
to coast, L. L. Whitman, who estab
lished the former record in 1906,. ac
companied by E. I. Hammond, and
driving: a crew of throe, arrived here
tonight from New York after ten
days, fifteen hours, twelve minutes and
one second, official time, on the road.
Whitman took four days, ten hours
fifty-nine minutes and fifty-nine sec
onds off his former mark. The party
left New" York on August 8 at one
minute after midnight and came west
ovef the northern route.
CURLING, N. F. Aug. 18.—Four per
sons were killed in the explosion of a
gasoline tank which practically
wrecked a gasoline ferry boat in St.
George's Bay yesterday. Five persona
were seriously injured, two probably
fatally. There were thirteen passen
gers in the boat at the time of the
Issues Written Statement at Bev
erly Opposing Re-Elec
tion of Speaker
Every Indication That 'Uncle Joe'
Has Been Deserted by
(Associated Press)
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. IS.—Re
flecting the views of the administra-
tion, it is generally believed. Repre
sentative Nicholas Longworth of Ohio
today gave out a statement in which
he says he will never support Speaker
Cannon again, and that he does not
believe Mr. Cannon ever can bo re
elected. ThLs is regarded as the ac
tual beginning of the real fight on Mr.
It had been regarded as significant
that Mr. Longworth had been called
into all the recent conferences of a
political character held by President
Taft. He was present yesterday af
ternoon when the president and vice
president talked together. It was re
ported then that a statement adverse
to Mr. Cannon was being prepared in.
quarters close to the administration,
and it was also intimated that Mr.
Sherman, who, like Mr. Longworth, has
always been a supporter of Mr. Can
non, had become reconciled to the fact
that Mr. Cannon must go.
There may be further significance In
the fact that Representative Long
worth is going to Oyster Bay on Satur
day to spend several days with his
father-in-law. Colonel Roosevelt.
Mr. Longworth'a statement In full
Is as follows:
''Beverly, Mass., Aug. 18, 1910.
"In view of Mr. Cannon's unequivo
cal declaration that he intends to be
a candidate for speaker of the next
house, I think it is incumbent on those
of us who are candidates for mem
bership in the next house, who have
made up our minds on our course of
action, and have positive views on the
subject to state our position publicly.
"Had Mr. Cannon not made this an-
nouncement and had it remained
doubtful whether he would be a can
didate. It was my intention not to
commit myself before election as to
whom I should or should not .support
for speaker. But since Mr. Cannon
has, in his speeches, so far in the cam
paign and in his recent declaration,
made candidacy for the speakershlp
an issue, T for one do not propose to
dodge that issue.
"I shall oppose Mr. Cannon's elec
tion as speaker and I shall do so in
the manner that I consider proper and
effective in the settlement of contro
versies in my party, namely. In the
Republican caucus. I made up my
mind before the adjournment of the
last session of congress that Mr. Can
non could not be re-elected speaker,
and my opinion has been strengthened
since through correspondence and
talks with my colleagues.
I am not referring to those who have
openly opposad him in the past, but to
those who, like myself, have support
ed him. I am absolutely convinced if
there is a full attendance at the Re
publican caucus, that Mr. Cannon
cannot again be elected speaker.
"I have a genuine affection for Mr.
Cannon as a man and the highest re
spect for his splendid fighting quali
ties. I have supported him five times
for the speakership, having voted four
times for his election and once against
his removal, but I cannot do so again.
"I repeat that I shall oppose the re
lection of Mr. Cannon to the speaker
ship and that t am firmly of the
opinion that his re-election is impos
sible. I want it especially understood
that I say this solely on my own re
sponsibility and on the suggestion of
no one else."
Mr. Longworth said he had hesitat
ed as to whether he should give this
statement out at Beverly, where he is
sojourning, or whether he should wait
until he returned to his home In Cin
The fact that the statement was
given out following the conference at
the summer White House yesterday
afternoon regarding plans for the com
ing convention, is taken here as in
dicating that President Taft as well
as Vice President Sherman is behind
the movement to eliminate Mr. Cannon.
That a movement was on foot to this
end, was indicated a week ago. Since
that time, it has been believed senti
ment rapidly crystallized and that the
fight is fairly on. Whether the speaker
will accept the situation which has
developed since yesterday's confer
ence with the president remains to ba
seen. Whether he accepts or not, it
is felt here that Mr. Cannon is already
Declines to 'Reply' but Delivers
Some Verbal Jolts
DANVILLE. 111., Aug. 18.—Despite
the declaration of Congressman Long
worth that ho will not again vote for
Joseph G. Cannon for speaker of the
house of representatives, Mr. Cannon
will continue in the race, according to
his own statement made to the Asso
ciated Press today.
He will go into the caucus aa a can
didate, no matter how many Repub
lican congressmen declare they will
oppose his re-election. All he aska
is that all thoso who go into the caucus
abide by its \ote and he promises to
do the same.
He does not ask any man to pledge
himself to vote for his re-election If
he believes that pledge will work
against him in the election this fall,
nor does he want any candidate for tha
Republican nomination for congress to
(Continued oil l'age luiw>

xml | txt