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vol. xxxvn.
Attitude of President Indicated by
Letter Sent from Secretary
Norton to lowa
Leaders in State Announce That
Platform Does Not Imply
Violent Insurgency
BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. IB.—Beverly
was not a little puzzled tonight aa to
the exact meaning of the letter made
public here today In which Secretary
Charles D. Norton, reflecting the views
of President Taft, announced that the
policy of withholding patronage from
"progressive" senators and represen
tatives had been abandoned, and that
it wus the purpose of the administra
tion to treat all Republicans alike.
The letter was written to an un
named political leader in lowa, an in
surgent stamping ground. No inter
pretation of the document could bo ob
tained from official sources. The let
ter follows:
Tho letter of Secretary Norton In
full follows: .
"Beverly, Sept. 15, 1910.—Tour let
ter of the 9th at hand, and I have de
layed replying until after the primary
elections. The president directs me
to express to you and your friends his
deep appreciation of the work which
you have done and the poworful as
sistance which you have extended to
tho administration from tho begin
ning—an assistance that has contrib
uted much to the legislative and other
successes which have tteen secured.
The president recognizes that your ef
forts have been wholly disinterested;
that you have fought sturdily and
generously for what you believed to
be his interest and the welfare and
success of the party.
"While Republican legislation pend
ing in congress was opposed by cer
tain Republican^ the president felt
it to be his duty to the party and to
the country to withhold federal pat
ronage from certain senators and con
gressmen who seemed to be In oppo
sition to the administration's efforts
to carry out the promises of the party
platform. That attitude, however,
ended with the primary elections and
nominating conventions which have
now been held, and in which tho vot
ers have had an opportunity to de
clare themselves.
"The people have spofcen. Aa the
party faces the fall elections the ques
tion must be settled by Republicans
of every shade of opinion, whether the
differences of the last session shall be
perpetrated or shall be forgotten.
"He recognizes the danger that In
certain cases expressions of feeling
were so Intense as to make It difficult
in some instances for factions to come
together and work for the party; but,
as he stated in his letter to the Re
publican congressional committee, he
believes It can be done and should be
done. The president is confident that
you will yourselves meet your local
and state situation in this spirit and
that you will write to your friends
and ask them to do likewise.
"The president feels that the value
of federal patronage has been greatly
exaggerated, and the refusal to grant
it has probably been more useful to
the men affected than the appoint
ments would have been.
"In the preliminary skirmishes in
certain states like Wisconsin and
lowa and elsewhere, he was willing,
in the interest of what the leaders be
lieved would lead to party success, to
make certain discriminations; but the
president has concluded that it is his
duty now to treat all Republican con
gressmen and senators alike, without
any distinction.
"He will follow the usual rule in
Republican congressional districts and
states and follow the recommendations
made by Republican congressmen and
senators of whatever shade of polit
ical opinion, only requiring that the
men recommended shall be good men,
the most competent and the b/st fitted
for the particular office. Sincerely
(Signed) "CHAS. D. NORTON,
"Sf.iretary to the President."
Discussing the views of President
Taft as disclosed by the letters of
Secretary Nor.ton. persons eonversnnt
with national policies said they should
not be taken as a concession to "in
As the party leaders view the situa
tion, lowa is not "violently insurgent."
The lowa platform, it is pointed out,
subscribed to "such efforts as Presi
dent Taft and his advisers have made
to fulfill the promises of the national
platform" and approved the "efforts
af tho president to secure the desired
information for a tariff revision
through a board of experts."
Among those from whom, it is said,
the president temporarily withheld
federal patronage were Senators La
Follette of Wisconsin, Bristow of
Kansas, Dolliver and Cummins of
lowa and Representative Hubbard of
It was admitted that a variety of
Interpretations might be placed on the
letter from the viewpoint of different
political observers, but It was insisted
the letter was simply a formal an
nouncement of a policy that soon would
have been discovered in various ap
pointments of postmasters that are
about to be made In some of the "pro
gressive" states.
The suggestion that the letter seemed
to indicate a turn toward the "pro
gressives" on tHe part of President
Taft was made by a statement that
President Taft always has been a "pro
gressive" himself, and that his record
for progressive legislation during his
first year in office has never been
equaled by any other Republican ad
It was not admitted at the executive
offices that recent "progressive" suc
cess In states like lowa, Kansas, Cal
ifornia and Wisconsin had Influenced
the president. Neither was it admitted
(Continued on Face Four)
Paul De Longpre, Famous Painter
of Flowers, Who Is Seriously III
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For Los Angeles and —Unsettled
weather Friday; showers and not so warm;
light south wind. Maximum temperature
yesterday 81 degrees; minimum 71,
Child takes 2500-mile trie alone and Is
present when mother obtain* divorce
from father. PAGE 8
Clubmen, business associates and frlonds
attend funeral of late Horace R.
Bujuton. PAUE 16
Former federal officer asserts Demoo
racy'a victory In Maine presages na
tional sweep of party. PAOB 8
Railway to start pay-as-you-enter-car
in Spring; street Sunday. PACJE i
Los Angeles man chargeß wife has three
husbands and swears out bigamy
warrant; police seek woman In San
Franclßco. FAUS 1
Celebration of centenrlal of Mexico's
Independence opens with music and
oratory In this city. PAOE 4
Railway company proposes to establish
fund for poor patrons from conscience
money. PAOB 9
Effort will be made to prevent contract
between Pacific Light and Power com
pany and city of Alliambra for light-
Ing, going into effect. I'AUE i
Mrs. G. A. Hitchcock of San Diego and
George H. Itogerß. wealthy Riverside
rancher, wed after fifty yearß of
friendship. PAOB 9
Socialist candidate addresses Votes for
Women club and declares women are
the chattels of men. PAGE 9
Original proclamation establishing the
pueblo of Los Angeles Is unearthed
among old papers In county clerk's
office. PAGE 9
Admiral Evans visits Coallnga oil Sold
with Timothy Bpellacy, and la en
thused by great industry. PACSE 9
Theaters. PAOE 5
Society and clubs. PAOE 5
Mining and oil fields. PAGE 6
Shipping. PAGE 7
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 and letter box. . PAGE 12
Politics. , PAGE 13
City brovltlcs. PAGE 13
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Building permits. PAGE IS
Col. W. li' Vestal of San Bernardino, Civil
War hero, facing bankruptcy, ends lift'
with gas. PAGE t
High surf at Long Beach destroys walks,
and many residences are In danger of
destruction. PAGE 1
Report, work will begin within few days
upon Pacific Electric new depot at Long
Beach. PAGE 5
Riverside business men's association pro
tests against plan to tax state for benefit
of Panama exposition. PAGE 15
Watrr committee of Pasadena boar<l of
trade holds first meeting. PAGE 14
Old roller coaster at Ocean Park will be
demollNhert to moke room for new amuse
ment feature. PAQE 14
I Los Angeles sends twelve delegates to Cali
fornia Realty federation's convention at
Ban Jose. PAGE 16
i General rain storm is reported throughout
I state, being fourth such recorded in sixty
! years. PAOE 3
] Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco informs
police commission of operations by graft
ers. PAGE 1
President Taft. in letter to lowa Re
publicans, declares he will not recog
nize differences between "regulars"
and "progressives." PAGE 1
Illinois primaries result In renomlnatlon
of Cannon and defeat of Boutell and
Congressman Foss. PAGE 1
Theodora Roosevelt will oonfer with Timo
thy L. Woodruff, chairman of New York
Republican state committee, at Syracuse.
Glenn H. Curtlss, world's speed champion
of air, defeated by Claude Qrahame-
Whlte, English aviator. PAGE 2
Roosevelt country life commission will pub
lish report of Information gathered. PAOE S
Governor Haskell gives what he terms an
"analysis of the new Roosevelt" anil
scores former president. PAGE 3
Edward nines and B. N. Baker furnish
sidelights on political features of recent
conservation congress at St. Paul. PAGE 2
Congressman Denby, standpat prober, de
clares Balllnger not guilty of corruption
or breach of trust, and denounces Insur
gents. PAGE S
National Irrigation congress to meet at
Pueblo, Colo., September 26-30, will dis
cuss state versus federal control of water.
Democrats In New Jersey nominate for
governor Dr. Woodrow Wilson, president
of Princeton- university. PAOB 2
Famous Painter of Flowers Has
Severe Operation- and Sur
geons Await Result
Paul de Longpre, world-famed as a ,
painter of flowers. Is In the California i
hospital, fighting for life, following an
operation performed at 9 'o'clock last
night. At midnight Dr. Edwin O. Pal
mer, Mr. de Longpre'B family physi- i
sian, said the outlook for recovery was
The noted painter has been ill several ■
weeks. Yesterday his illness became |
so acute that his removal from his
beautiful Hollywood home to the Cali- I
fornia hospital became necessary. A
consultation was held and his ailment I
was diagnosed as mastoiditis. An ope
ration being necessary, in the opinion j
of the surgeons, it was performed im- '
mediately. It consisted of opening and
removing pus from the mastoid process
behind the left ear. Dr. Hill Hastings
operated, assisted by Dr. E. W. Flem- ;
Ing and Dr. Edwin O. Palmer.
Mr. de Longpre's wife and two of his ,
daughters, Misses Blanche and Pauline I
de Longpre, accompanied the sick man :
to the hospital. Mr. de Longpre is
about 55 years of age. Although the |
mastoid operation is always serious, he j
came from under the anaesthetic in ,
such good condition that his recovery
ia expected.
For years the De Longpre home in
Hollywood has been a magnet that at
tracted thousands of tourists. The:
beautiful paintings of all kinds of
flowers exhibited in his residence to all
who wanted to see them became widely '
known. His remarkably realistic paint- 1
Ings have been reproduced by some of
the principal magazines of the country. !
The Hollywood home was closed to
tourists several months ago because of I
the Increasing numbers who visited it 1
each month.
Paul de Longpre was born in Lyons, j
France, In 1855, and when 12 years of ;
age began to paint flowers on fa*s in I
Paris. His flr%t oil paintings wefts ac
cepted by the Paris salon in 1876. The
failure of a Paris bnnk left him pennl- >
loss and in 1890 he crossed the Atlantic I
to New York city. There he exhibited |
his paintings in 1896, and has exhibited 1
annually since that time. He*ame to
Los Angeles in 1899 and in ISOI built
the Hollywood home he has occupied
since that time. It is set in the center
of three acres of flowers.
First Break Comes in Solidity of
23D N. Y. District
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.—The first ! ,
break in the ranks of the old guard \
In Kings county, where Timothy L. ] :
Woodruff, chairman of the state Re- ;
publican committee, has. for years been | '
the acqnowledged leader, came today i;
with the announcement by Reuben •L. :
Haskell, Republican leader of the
Twenty-third district, that he will sup- i .
port progressives under Col. Roosevelt's ;
leadership. . ■ |'
Chairman Woodruff, before leaving !
for Syracuse! tonight, declined to dis- I
cuss Haskell's decision. .
Lloyd C. Griscom, president of the
New York Republican county, commit- I '
tee, went on record today for an abso- ■
lute Indorsement of President Taft's ■
administration by the state convention. '<
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VIENNA, Sept. 16.—A campaign of'
"passive resistance," the Austrian I
equivalent of a strike, went into ef- I
feet throughout the Southern Railroad
system last midnight, in consequence
of a wage dispute between the em- |
ployes and the owners.
The men did not quit work, but on |
the contrary followed implicitly the j
letter of the musty rules and regula- j
tlons of the antiquated charters of the
lines, with the result that traffic was
so delayed by afternoon that the sys
tem was almost tied up. |
Giant Waves Roar About Pier,
and Seaside Park Houses
Are Imperiled
Twenty Residences May Be
Caught in Breakers if Pecu
liar Storm Continues
LONG BEACH,' Sept. 16.—A heavy ,
sea and high ground swells, similar to j
those which washed out a portion of I
the Long Beach pier July 4, are doing ;
great damage here tonight and it is.
reported that another high tile will
result In fifteen or more houses near
Seaside park being, washea away. --.
Efforts are being made to check the i
ravages of the waves by building tem
porary bulkheads along the water
front at the most exposed points, and
the Pacific Electric company Issued
orders to rush a gang of 150 section
men to the scene of the damage early
In the morning:, but up until the tide
began to run out late last evening lit
tle effective good was done. .
The ocean began to eat Into the side- I
walks, which stretch from the Long'
Beach bath house to Seaside park, at
Ugh tide yesterday afternoon. In a
short time over a mile of bulkhead and
sidewalk was destroyed, there being
now scarcely a vestige of over a mile
of concrete sidewalk in sight.
It Is feared that the Burke apart
ment house, a three-story structure
standing at the foot of Magnolia ave
nue, west of the "Virginia hotel, will
crumble. It was deserted for the
night and an effort will be made to
build a bulkhead around it In the morn
ing. John's grocery, a small frame
affair opposite the Burke, was flooded
early yesterday and might have, been
washed to sea had not Its owner se
cured a house-moving outfit and
dragged it up the street out of danger.
At 11 o'clock last evening A. L.
Hall of 1601 West Seaside boulevard
telephoned the authorities at Long
Beach that the section in which ha |
resided was in such danger that, i
i should another equally high tide come :
[ before provisions for checking its rav
'. ages were made, fifteen or twenty res- i
ldences would •be destroyed. It ,Is ,
probable that the Pacific Electric sec- '
' tion hands will devote their time to
repairing this section.
! The El Rodeo club house, near the
• Burke! apartments, had to be vacated |
last 7 evening, and the furniture was
moved to shelter in the Virginia hotel.
The thirty-foot sidewalk in front of ;
the Virginia is partly destroyed, as
well as most of that extending be- i
hind the first row of stores on the
pike. The "roller coaster" and "doub- |
le whirl" amusement devices are in
danger of being completely wrecked,
the foundations of- both being badly
shattered. I The lunch pavilion on the
sand below the bandstand is in ruins,
and it will probably be entirely washed
away at the next high water.
Toward Seaside park the fury of j
the waves seemed to be greatest, and
in this section even telegraph and
electric light poles were washed dowji. j
All available men are being kept on
duty at these points doing all in their |
power to check the onslaught of water. |
The water will keep getting higher j
at each high tide until Sunday after-.
noon, when it will begin to recede. It .
Is feared that a great deal of damage \
will be done before that time. Ad- !
vantage will be taken at low tide and <
temporary bulkheads will be built.
So far the pier has suffered little
harm, but fear Is entertained as to
its ability to withstand any more bat
terings in its weakened condition
such as it did yesterday afternoon.
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Portland Mefi and Women Lose
Jewels and Cash
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 15.—Masked
•obbers held up two automobile par
ses about a mile north of Oregon City
:onlght, and at the point of revolvers
:he victims were relieved of several
mndred dollars in money and pewelry.
The first car stopped contained A.
W. Cheney, a Portland business man,
lis wife and family. Two robbers
lumped on the running boards, and
poking reolvers in the faces of the
jccupants of the car, ordered them to
Hand over their valuables. From Che
ney, a gold watch and several dollars
in money was secured, Mrs. Cheney
ivas compelled to strip her fingers of
tier rings, one of which *c valued at
Within a few minutes after the Che
ney robbery, and at practically the
same spot, the robbers in like manner
tialted the automobile of John H. Gib
son of Milwaukie, Ore., who was ac
companied by his wife. From Mrs.
CJibson the robbers secured diamond
rings and earrings valued at $450, while
CJibson's watch and purse were taken.
SEATTXK, Sept. 15.—The Seattle'
Post-Intelligencer, for many years an
miawrrviiiK Republican newspaper, will
announce totnbrrow that henceforth It
will be an Independent Republican organ,
politics being- treated only In so tut as It
concern! the nu>ral, material, social and
esthetic upbuilding of the olty and state.
"The Post-Intelligencer will not stand
pat for a Republican candidate merely
because he Is a Republican," says the
announcement. ■ _^_

Woman Charged with Bigamy, Who
May Even Have Three Husbands
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Murphy Reads Billets Doux, and
Spouse Flees; He Charges
Her with Bigamy
When the steamer President docks
at San Francisco this morning: Mrs.
Clara Murphy of Los Angeles will find
awaiting her an officer and a warrant
charging her with bigamy—unless
some unforeseen obstacle arises.
Frank Murphy of 454 South Flgue
\ roa street swore out the warrant yes
; terday. The San Francisco police de
' partment was asked by telegraph to
j make the arrest. While the warrant
charges bigamy, Murphy Insists there
I is another husband —that the offense
I is bigamy in the second degree—or
Murphy Is an iron worker, and was
employed at the Llewellyn Iron works
: prior to the strike at that plant. He
says he lyirned of the other husbands
■ through fetters he found in his home
' and read.
Mrs. Murphy is said to have started
her collection in 1906, when, at the
age of 17, she married a man named
Jack Stewart. This alliance is said
to have been made in San Francisco.
Later she is said to have gone to
Vancouver, B. C, and while there to
have met J. H. McCoy, chief petty
officer of the cruiser Pennsylvania,
the outcome of which. Murphy de
clares, was another wedding. This
was said to have taken place in Au
gust, 1909.
Tiring, perhaps, of seeingl her hus
! band number two leave port, she re
i turned to San Francisco and there
met Murphy.
Murphy said he married her not
i knowing of her previous ventures and
1 gave her all the luxuries his pocket
book could afford. Then one day
Murphy says he discovered some let
j ters from McCoy, and being some
: what interested in her affairs he took
1 tlie liberty of reading them. Think
ing perhaps there were some matters
in the. communications which he did
j not quite understand, he sought her
to have them explained.
While the investigation was in
progress yesterday Mrs. Murphy
sailed for San Francisco. Murphy
then told the police of the affair, got
the warrant and the telegraphic com
munication to the San Francisco po
lice followed. Murphy said he thought
she was on her way back to McCoy.
Sues for Return of $14,000,000
in Stocks and Bonds
TOLEDO, Sept. 15.—Alleging a viola
tion of the Interests and purposes of
an agreement between It and the Pitts
burg-Toledo syndicate (George J. Gould
and others), the Mercantile Trust com
pany of New York has filed In the
United States court here a suit against
the Wabash Railroad company and
Francis H. Skeldlng and Henry W.
McMaster as receivers of the Wabash-
Pittsburg Terminal Railway company,
asking for the return to complainant
as trustee of the certificates of the en
tire capital stock of ithe Pittsburg
Terminal Railway company amounting
to about tl4,000,(ft)0. The future control
of the Wabash lines east of Toledo is
more or less Involved in the suit.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.—Conrad I.
Daszynskl, a member of tlie Austrian
parliament and one of the best known
Polish orators in Europe, is to arrive
here September 26 to spread Socialistic
propaganda among the Poles through
out the United States. He is coming
to this country on the invitation of the
Polish Social alliance.
His program calls for speeches In
New York, Pittsburg, Chicago, Denver,
Cleveland, Buffalo, Boston and other
He will also investigate the condi
tion of the Polish Immigrants in the
textile mill districts of New England
and In the Pennsylvania mining dis
.1 iXT/"*T IT 1 I H \\-\ • DAILY 2c. ON TRAINS Be.
San-Francisco Mayor Asserts Of
ficially That Conspiracy Ex
ists in Chinatown
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.—That
the local police department is bo per
meated with graft that It must be
completely reorganized was the sub
stance of a communication which was
' sent late today by Maf«r McCarthy
to the police commission.
: The communication was the first of-
I ficlal answer to the complaints which
: have been made lately against the do
i partment. Following . the accusation
of a local paper that the police were
taking money from the dance hall
proprietors in exchango for protection,
I District Attorney Flckert made an In
vestigation, at the conclusion of which
i he addressed a communication to Chief
I of Police Martin in which he stated
' that he had verified the charges. The
: district attorney then requested Mar
< tin to take steps to reform the conduct
of the dance halls.
Today's communication was not un
expected, as it has been freely rumored
| that the mayor was on the point of
I taking charge of the situation. In his
| letter to the commissioners Mayor Mc
i Carthy declared that he was convinced
that the police of this city are ex
tending protection to criminals while
they are withholding it from those en
titled to It. He declared that the city
is overrun with pickpockets and bunco
men who are presuming on the proved
Inefficiency of the detective depart
ment. The communication stated that
the lawlessness of the dance hall keep
! ers in the so-called uptown tenderloin
I had become so pronounced that it
] might bo necessary to close all of these
In conclusion, the mayor recom
mended to the commission that it take
such action as might be necessary to
restore the department to a condition
of efficiency.
The mayor was closeted with Chief
of Police Martin for the greater part
of the day, and when the police com
; mission was called to order it was ru
mored that the chief's resignation
would be received. Immediately after
the reading t" c commission retired into
executive session.
After placing the letter of Mayor
McCarthy on file, the police commis
sion considered the case in executive
session and then adjourned until to
morrow at 1 o'clock, when the matter
will again be taken up.
Former Forester Leaves with
Brother for San Clemente
Gifford Pinchot at San Pedro took a
rap ;it Senntor Frank Flint this mnrn
ing just before his departure for San
Clemente Island on the launch Juan-
Ita for a ten days' fishing trip with
his brother Amos. .On his last trip
to San Clnmente Mr. Plnehot was ac
companied by Senator Flint. When
his attention was called to the pre
vious visit to the island he smiled and
"i-Vnator Flint was not invited this
time, and I don't think he will bo
again. He is too close to the Southern
Pacific to suit me. I did not know
this ou our last trip, but I have since
found it out."
After purchasing perishable supplies
for their trip, the Plnehot brothers
left on their outing in fine spirits.
"We are going to forget politics ab
solutely and devote our time to fish
ing," said the former forester. 'I hey
will be joined in a few days by Wil
liam Kent, who Is coming down from
San Francisco.
EMDEN, Germany, Sept. in.—Sev
eral Germans have boen arrested in
connection with the alleged spying of
the Englishmen, Brandon anrl Trench,
In the Island of Borkum. They are
charged with assisting Brandon and
Trench in photographing- the fortifi
cations. The alleged British spies
were arrested August 22 and 23.
Illinois Returns Uncle Joe Again.
Although Plurality Is Re
duced Considerably
Congressman Boutell Loses Be
cause Constituents Fear
His Standpat Record
CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 1 a. m.—At 1 '
o'clock .this morning the Indications arc
that Congressman George K. Foss, after
many years In congress, during which he
has become a strong member of the Re
publican organization, may be defeated
by George 'E. Englebardt, progressive.
Returns from 101 precincts out of 147 In
the Tenth district give Englehafdt 8133
against 2786 for Fobs. ,
James li. Mann, an outspoken Can
non man, met stout resistance from his
progressive opponents in the Second dis
The Democrats who made William
Lorlmer's election to the senate possible,
were In nearly every Instance renoml
nated. . The standpatters and progres
sives split even in the Eleventh and the
Thirteenth districts. John C. McKenzie,
a progressive, was nominated In the
Thirteenth district by the Republicans,
while In the Eleventh district George
W. Conn, Jr., who opposed a progressive,
was nominated. '' "
[Associated Press]
CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—The renomlna
tlon of Speaker Joseph G. Cannon by
a reduced plurality, and the probabla
defeat of Congressman George E. Foss
by his progressive opponent, as Indi
cated in early returns, were features
of today's primary in Illinois.
Early returns indicated the renom
ination of Lee O'Nell Browne to the
state legislature, and also that of Ed
ward D. Shurtleff, Republican speaker
of tho last Illinois assembly, against
whom a determined factional fight has
been waged.
Browne was recently acquitted of a
charge of having bribed a state rep
resentative to vote for William Lori
mcr for the United States senate.
Returns also indicated the nomina
tion of George W. Conn, Jr., by the
Republicans of the eleventh congres
sional district over Ira C. Copley. The
tight in this district has been one of
the fiercest in the state. Conn is said
to have been backed by the standpat
element, while Copley declared him
self an out.
While Mr. Foss, who is chairman of
the committee on naval affairs, h»s
always voted with the regulars at
Washington, he stated in his campaign
speeches that some months ago he
had Informed Mr. Cannon that he felt
free to reserve his Judgment as to how
he should vote in the next speaker-
ship contest.
G. P. Englehardt campaigned on an
unmistakably progressive platform.
The defeat of H. S. Boutell, after
many years in congress, by F. H.
Gansbergen, who announced himself
as a progressive, caused little surprise
locally. i
The regular Repuhlican organiza
tion refused to indorse Boutell on the
ground that his record as a stand
patter would insure Democratic suc
cess if he were nominated.
For state superintendent of public
instruction Francis G. Blair, Repub
lican, had no opposition, and was re
nominated, while the Democrats
named Conrad M. Bardwell.
Alpheus K. Hartley was nominated
for state treasurer by the Democrats.
There were two Republican candl-
In a number of congressional dis
tricts outside Cook county, there were
no contests among Republicans and
Democrats and the following were
nominated without opposition:
Democrat. District. Republican.
12th....•Charles E. Fuller
Henry D. Dixon 13th... John C. M.eKenzis
14th... .'James McKlnney
Albert X Bergland...lsth....'George W. Prince
C. W Stone 16th M. V. Oral*
Louis'Fltzhenry 17th 'John A. Sterling
VV. L. .Cundift 18ih
19th 'VS. B. McKlnley
•Henry T. Ralney....2oth J. H. Danzlnk
•J. H. Graham '.'lst H. Clay Wilson
Bruce A. Campbell...22nd....*W. A. Rodenberg
•M. D. Foster 23d J. H. Ix>y
24th *P. T. Chapman
W m D. Lyerle 25ih *N. D. Thistle
In the third congressional district,
F. J. Crowley, Democrat, was nomi
W. W. Wilson, Republican incum
bent, was renominated in the sam«
Daniel D. Coffey, Republican, was
nominated in the eighth district.
Richard J. Finnegan, Democrat, was
nominated in the tenth.
Aged Speaker Wins, but Plurality
Is Much Reduced
DANVILLE, 111.. Sept. 15.—Two
years ago Speaker Cannon, who waa
renominated today as representative
from tins eighteenth Illinois district, car
ried Vermilllon county by a plurality
of 5066. Incomplete returns from this
county today indicate Mr. Cannon's
plurality will be about 3250.
Twenty-one out of sevoiity-two pre
cincts in VermllUon county give Can
non 1238 and H. B. Downea b3B.
Meager returns from other countries
In the district indicate about the same
falling oft*. The vote wus very light.
Speaker Cannon, as shown by returns
up to midnight, carried Vermilion
(Continued on Fas* Eleven/

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