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VOLUME 64
WOOL BILL UP
TO PRESIDENT
INFEWWEEKS
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Senate Insurgents Aid Dem
ocrats in Passing LaFol
lette Measure Bill Same
as Vetoed One.
FOLLOWS REPORT
OF TARIFF BOARD
Taft's First Veto Was Based
on Fact Commission Had
3 Not Reported and Lead
ers Think He Will Sign.
Washington, D. C., July
Ten progressives overthrew the
regular republicans late last night and
joined with the democrats in passing
the LaFollette woolen tariff revision
bill as a substitute for the democratic
measure framed by tlSe house of rep
resentatives. The LaFollette bill was
adopted by a vote of 47 to 20 less than
two hours after the republican leaders
had achieved what they believed was
a victory when a compromise sub
mitted by Senator Penrose was passed
in the committee of the whole.
The sudden termination of the wool
tariff fight came as the climax of a
day full of surprising events. The
democratic house bill for a revision of
the wool tariff was technically be
fore the senate. The progressive vot
ed for Senator Cummins' substitute,
the rates of which were slightly above
those of the democratic bill. They
were here defeated 71 to 54.
Then Senator Penrose came for
ward with a compromise measure con
siderably higher than the democratic
bill but which regular and progressive
republicans believed they could agree
upon.
The Penrpse Measure.
Led by the defeated Senator Cum
mins, who said he would accept the
Penrose bill as a "step in the right
direction," all but three of the pro
gressives rallied to the support of the
Penrose measure and it was adopted
by the narrow margin of 34 to 32.
This took place in what was known
as the committee of the whole. The
amended measure then passed into
the senate proper. In the meantime
Senator LaFollette, who with Senators
Clapp and Kenyon had joined the
democrats in voting against the Pen
rose substitute, saw an opportunity to
again pass his bill of 1911. which Presi
dent Taft had vetoed. There was a
quick rallv of progressive forces and
the LaFollette bill was introduced
as a substitute for the already amend
ed bill. It became the substitute for
the democratic house bill and as such
the senate finally passed it 47 to 20.
The progressives who joined with
the democrats in adopting the LaFol
lette substitute were Borah, Bristow,
Clapp, Crawford, Cummins, Gronna.
Kenyon, LaFollette, Poindexter and
Works
Goes Back to House.
i** The amended bill goes back to the
bouse *nd the resulting tariff situation
Is exactlv that which followed the
adoption of a wooleti tariff in the
special session of 1911. The LaFollette
bill is the same as passed then by
the senate with a raw wool duty of
SO per cent and an average duty of
55
per cent on manufactured goods.
The house bill is the same as then
passed by the house with the raw wool
duty of 20 per cent. Out of these
two measures the conference commit
tee last year envolved a compromise
which President Taft vetoed because
the tarifT board had not completed its
woolen investigation. A conference
committee will again take up the two
bills and attempt to fwme a substitute
to send to the president.
House Caucus on Excise Bill.
Democratic senators in caucus to
day determined to support the house
excise tax bill, virtually levying an in-
ri-nwf on Pun &.)
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26—The
senate's unexpected passage of the
LaFollette wool bill presents a situa
tion upon, which majority leader Oscar
W. Underwood of the house thinks
the two branches of congress can
agree
Mr.' Underwood today said he
thought there would he little difficulty
in reaching a compromise. In this
case a bill almost identical with the
one President Taft vetoed on Aug.
171 1911, probably will go to the white
hemse within a few weeks.
The former bill was vetoed on the
ground that the tariff board had not
reported on its investigation of sched
uled "K." Leaders of both houses say
the LaFollette bill follows the conclu
sions of the board quite closely.
When the La Follette wool bill
reached the house today Majority
Leader Underwood demanded that it
be sent to conference and the senate
amendment be disagreed to. Repre
sentative Payne of New York, republi
can, objcted to the bill going to con
ference before it had been referred to
the ways and means committee. Ac
cordingly the naming of the conferees
was put over until tomorrow,
"Bill -Pissed Last Nlg^t
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TODAY IN CONGRESS
SENATE—Convened at noon.
Adopted Joint resolution appropri
ating $20,000 to fight the army worm
in the south.
Democrats in caucus decided to sup
port house excise tax bill as against
the Borah income tax bill introduced
as an amendment.
Agreed to conference report on
naval appropriation bill with excep
tion of battleship and torpedo boat
provisions, which house insisted
should be eliminated, and sent it
back for further conference.
HOUSE—Convened at noon.
Territories committee considered
Alaskan legislative "assembly bill
passed by senate.
DROWNED BODIES
CANNOT BE REACHED
May Be Month Before Remains of
Pennsylvania Miners Will Be Re
covered Must Pump MlitB.
Pittsburgh, Pa, July 26.—Western
Pennsylvania is recovering slowly
from the effects of Wednesday flood
which visited its hardest blow in the
coke regions. It will be more than a
month before any an effective effort
can be made to reach the bodies of the
fifteen men drowned in Superba mine
near Uniontown for it will take time
to pump the mine dry according to an
estimate by General Foreman Butter
more today. The washouts on rail
roads in that -section are being rapidly
repaired and all traffic may be re
sumed early next week.
A relief committee that has been or
ganized at Uniontown, Pa., is caring
for the families made destitute by the
flood.
ILLINOIS MEN
LEAVE THE TICKET
Galena, 111., July 26.—Donald A. Cal
lahan and Paul Scott,'republican nomi
nees for state's attorney and surveyor,
respectively, in Joe Davies' county, to
day filed notice of their withdrawal
from the county ticket rather than sup
port President Taft. Scott had no op
position on the democratic ticket In
the primaries.
CEDAR RAPIDS MAN
AFTER GOOD'S SEAT
Cedar Rapids, July 26.— Fred A.
Niles, a local business man, today an
nounced his*, candidacy for congress
from, the fifth district on the Roose
velt ticket. The announcement is
"subject to a statement by Represen
tative Good of his attitude on the new
progressive movement."
FOOD INSPECTOR
AFTER EGG DEALERS
Davenport, July 26.—Pure food in
spector M, E. Flynn of the Iowa Food
and Dairy commission started a cam
paign here today against rotten eggs,
when he swore out information against
a commission house and a food manu
facturer charging them with selling
and having in their possession eggs
that were filthy and rotten.
NEW ROSENTHAL
SUSPECT IS HELD
MAN KNOWN AS "DAGO FRANK"
TAKEN A8 HE PREPARES TO
LEAVE NEW YORK.
New York, July 26.—The solution of
the intricate plot that brought the
gambler, Herman Rosenthal, to his
death that he might not tell more sec
rets of the relations between the po
lice and gamblers, is near at hand.
That is the belief today of Deputy
Police Commissioner Dougherty who
prepared to give the "third degree" to
Frank Va Cirofici, who the commis
sioner says is "Dago Frank", one of
the slayers of Rosenthal.
Cirofici was taken in custody late
last night along with his "girl," Rose
Harris, and a man named (Abraham
Lewis. Cirofici had two suit cases
packed for traveling. He denied
knowledge of the shooting.
The confessions of William Shapiro,
the chauffeur of the "murder car" has
supplied Commissioner Dougherty and
District Attorney Whitman with many
missing pieces of evidence. Comment
ing on the progress made, Mr. Whit
man said:
"I am certain now that every man
that had part in the slaughter of Her
man Rosenthal will be brought to jus
tice."
The public prosecutor says he has
smashed the alibis of "Bald Jack"
Rose, of "Bridgie" Webber and of
Harry Vallon.
The investigation by the grand Jury
Into the relations between gamblers
and the police is proving more than
satisfactory to District Attorney Whit
man. The testimony of Lieutenant
Costigan, known as the "honest cop"
has created a sensation in police cir
cles. Costigan flatly declared that he
did not believe any gambling house
could remain open without police pro
tection. He said the gambling squad
took orders from Police Commissioner
Waldo and no one else. Detectives are
scouring the city for a mysterious
member of the shooting party that was
picked up by the "rhurder car" at
"Bridgie" Webber's place. Shapiro in
his confession said this stranger was
the man who, after the killing, strolled
back to the car with a smoking
volver in his hand.
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HUMPHREY IN
HOT REPLY TO
Washington Representative
Assails Norris for Mak
ing Anonymous Charge
'Against Westerners.
Washington, D. C., July 26.—In a bit
ter speech in the house today Repre
sentative Humphrey of Washington,
republican, replied to Representative
Norris of Nebraska who yesterday con
cluded a speech in which he con
demned the recent Chicago republican
convention and charged that the dele
gates from the state of Washington
had been obtained for President Taft
through political corruption. Mr.
Humphrey disavowed any personal
knowledge of the manner in which the
delegates were selected, saying he was
not at home at the time.
"But I do resent the attempt pf the
gentleman from Nebraska, Mr. Nor
ris," he declared, "to reflect upon the
honesty and integrity of a large num
ber of the citizens of my state by quot
ing the opinion of some man whose
name he is not willing to give. The
gentleman in his speech said in sub
stance that a certain gentleman of
wide Acquaintance and wide standing
whose statements would have great
weight with the members of this house
and of the country and who was con
versant with all the facts had stated
to him that the delegates from the
state of Washington to the republican
national convention were absolutely
stolen."
Mr. Humphrey recalled the fact that
he repeatedly called upon Mr. Norris
to name his authority. Mr. Norris, he
said, had declared the man in question
was a supporter of President Taft and
a candidate for office and for that rea
son had refused to permit the use of
his name.
Referring to the fact that Mr. Nor
ris once had been a Judge, Mr. Humph
rey asked him what he would think
if he (Humphrey) should accuse a fel
low member of the house -of being a
scoundrel and a criminal and when
called upon for proof, refuse to name
his informant except that he was "a
man of national reputation," a man
whose truth and veracity the house
could not doubt.
8ees Character Assassination.
"What a monstrous proposition that
is," exclaimed Mri Humphrey. "Is
there a man on this floor whose Innate
sense of honesty, fairness and Just
ness would not arouse his hot indigna
tion? Is it any less monstrous, any
less dastardly, to utter such statement
about a large number of reputable citi
zens, to discredit them and for politi
cal purposes to assassinate the reputa
tion of a great political party?
"I know that the gentleman from
Nebraska does not approve any such
methods. I am still utterly unable to
account for his using such methods, or
having used them to fall upon reflec
tion to ask to have this portion of his
speech stricken from the records. This
is the method of the anonymous letter
writer held in scorn and contempt by
all decent men. This is the method
of the black mailer, the most cruel and
cowardly of criminals, to extort blood
money from his terrified and helpless
victim, while shielding himself. This
is the method of the pitiless poisoner
of the domestic peace in his neigh
bor's family. This is the method of
the lowest and slimiest of all God's
creations, the vile monster that by
anoynmous whispers assassinates the
reputation of virtuous women."
Mr. Humphrey said he did Mr. Nor
ris the Justice of believing he had made
his anonymous charges in the seal of
(Continued on Page 5.)
SULZER SAYS HE
WILL BOLT CAUCUS
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs
Committee Will Vote for BaV
tleship Program.* V5
Washington, D. C., July 26.—Chair
man fiulzer of the house committee on
foreign affairs has written to Chair
man Burleson of the house democratic
caucus declaring his Intention to vote
for a battleship program regardless of
the caucus which declared for no ships
this year.
"I have told Mr. Burleson that when
ever my vote is directed by constitu
tional and patriotic motives I will not
be bound by a scant majority in the
caucus," said Mr. Sulaer today.
Mr. SuWfer decliared twenty-ffve or
thirty democrats who participated in
the last caucus were ready to vote for
one or more battleships.
"If enough republicans support the
senate program we can pass it to the
house," said Mr. Sulzer. He now is
circulating a petition for another cau
cus.
FOR SLA YIN GNEGRO
WHITE MAN HANGED
Nashville, Tenn., July 26.—Two
white men, George Sheldon and John
Bailey, were hanged here this morning
for the murder of Ben Pettigrew, an
old negro, and his two children.
As Pettigrew and his children came
along the road they were shot down.
Dispute over land is said to have been
the murder motive. wra/ .i"
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OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY. IOWA, SATURPAY, JULY 27,1912.
Charge That Regulars and
Guards Maneuvering in
Wisconsin Held Drunken
Brawls is Probed.
Chicago, July 26.—Officials of the
war department today ordered a
searching investigation of conditions
existing at Camp Douglas, Wis., where
it has been charged by some spec
tators of the army maneuvers that
soldiers and militia have been engaged
in drunken brawls in the town of
Douglas and t£at women have been
Insulted and attacked by the soldiers.
General Ramsey D. Potts, com
mander at Chicago of the central divi
sion embracing the regular army
troops in nineteen states, upon hearing
of the report today telegraphed to
Major Carl B. Reichmann, chief um
pire in charge of the maneuvers, order
ing him to ascertain the truth of the
charges and to the extent to which the
regulars were involved.
Reports were published that mem
bers of the Illinois and Wisconsin na
tional guard of the regular army gath
ered at Camp Douglas, Wis., to take
part in maneuvers for which congress
appropriated money, engaged in a
drunken orgy a few hours before the
start of the campaign. It Is alleged
that officers in charge made no effort
to put an end to the debauchery.
Insults to women, street brawls and
soldiers in a stupor on sidewalks or
fallen into, gutters are alleged to have
made the opening of the campaign a
mockery.
The men of the "red" army are not
accused. They were fifteen miles
away.
The Details of Sham Battle,
Camp Douglas, Wis., July 26.—The
red army today changed Its tactics
from offensive to defensive, forced
into the change by the steady advance
of the blues.: in order to protect its
retreat and make tbe advance of the
blues more difficult, the reds des
troyed three towns and a railroad,
thereby cutting off the enemy's rail
communication toward the west,
where the reds are operating.
Red cavalry destroyed Valley Junc
tion after a nine mile advance. Weyes
ville and Oakdale also were destroyed
and a hundred yards of railroad south
of Wyeville was blown up by the reds
in their retreat. On account of the
capture of two red outposts of cavalry
yesterday by the blue cavalry, many
of the same Incidents were looked for
today. The blues are supposed to have
advanced In the direction of the reds
and to have encountered more out
posts and patrols.
The reds, who have more cavalry
than the blues, sent out a large force
in order to prevent a duplication of
the losses of yesterday. The advance
guards have not yet come Into con
tact, nor have the advance guards bad
skirmishes.
The proximity of the two forces now
indicates that unless -the reds retreat
more rapidly than the blues advance,
many skirmishes will occur resulting
in losses and captures on both sides.
United States umpires are busy on all
work, closely watching the maneuvers
and seeing that all rules are complied
with by the forces.
Although one red outpost made Its
escape, the umpires ruled that It had
been destroyed by the blue firing.
Officers' conferences were held at
both camps last nizht and the day's
work discussed. The situation was
given to the commanding officer and
plans were discussed for carrying on
the attack.
CONVICT ESCAPES
AT FORT MADISON
Burglar Wears Warden's Hat and
Stable Boy's Trousers When He
Makes Getaway.
Ft. Madison, July 26.—Ernest Bush,
a convict, escaped the Btate penitenti
ary here today, wearing the warden's
hat, and a pair of trousers and shirt
"borrowed" from the stable boy. He
was in the broom factory, which is
located just outside the prison wall.
When a new guard turned his back for
a moment, Bush clamored through a
window and was soon out of reach.
Bush was serving a ten year sen
tence for burglary, having been sent
up from Pottawattamie county. He
had previously been pardoned from
the Nebraska penitentiary after serv
ing seven years of a life sentence for
murder.
NEW ORLEANS FRENCH
MARKET ABANDONED
New Orleans, La., July 26.—The
French market, which was established
in the latter part of the eighteenth
century is soon to pass into history.
The bazaar where four generations of
New Orleans housewise bought their
meat and vegetables, where artists and
story writers haunted dark nooks for
echoes of ancient New Orleans is to
be sacrificed on the altar of modern
sanitation. War on the house fly is
mainly responsible for conditions that
led up to the edict compelling almost
complete reconstruction of the market.
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JAPAN'S RULER
GROWER:
CANNOT LIVE
Suspense in Capital Kas
Been Intense Since Bulle
tin at Noon Showed Grav
ity of Emperor's Case.
Tokio, July 26.—The suspense in the
capital has been intense since the reg
ular bulletin issued at noon showed
that the condition of Mutsuhito, the
Japanese emperor had become worse.
A bulletin Issued at 8 o'clock in the
evening contained merely the words
"No change" and this only served to
increase the feeling of anxiety.
Condition Extremely Orav#.
The condition of Mutsuhito, emperor
of Japan, is today regarded by those in
immediate attendance as extremely
grave. The physicians had issued only
one bulletin up to 2 o'clock this after
noon and that announced no. change,
whieh was regarded as ominous.
The nature of his majesty's malady,
which is indicated as acute nephritis
complicated by uraemic poisoning be
gan to cause serious alarm about July
19, has prevented the imperial patient
taking sufficient nourishment, and he
has continually become weaker. The
bulletins have hitherto maintained a
hopeful tone and it wsls hoped that his
^majesty would rally, but Instead he
appears to have suffered a relapse and
it is feared that his heart cannot stand
the strain.
Crowds Hushed By Sorrow.
A remarkable hush prevailed over
this city this morning. Even during
the business hours of the day almost
the only sounds heard was the occa
sional cry of the newspaper boys sell
ing extras. Outside the paJace in the ex
treme heat of midday the patient
crowd waited with bowed heads for
news of his majesty's condition.
Prince Aritomo Yamagata, president
of the privy council, Marquis Kimmo
chl Saionjo, the premier and Count
Chiakl Watanabe, minister of the im
perial household held a conference to
day, during which they made prepara
tions for eventualities.
The crown prince after a long stay
in the imperial sick room returned to
his residence at a quarter past one this
afternoon.
CHINESE LAUNDRY
MEN FOR WILSON
Illinois Representative Quotes Govern
or's Immigration Views as
Evidence.
Washington, D. C., July 26.—Rep
resentative Rodenburg, republican of
Illinois, made a political speech in the
house today attacking Gov. Woodrow
Wilson. Mr. Rodenberg quoted long ex
tracts fro'm Gov. Wilson's history of
the American people in which the writ
er referred to Thos. Jefferson as "an
aristocrat who deliberately practiced
the arts of a politician' 'and said that
"Washington found him a guide who
needed watching."
Gov. Wilson's writings on the im
migration question Mr. Rodenberg re
viewed at length. Mr. Rodenberg quot
ed Gov. Wilson's praise of Chinese and
declared "that there must have been
rejoicing in every Chinese laundry in
the United States," when the governor
was nominated at Baltimore.
Gov. Wilson's views of William Jen
nings Bryan aB expressed in the much
talked of "Joline letter" and his refer
ences to Mr. Bryan's participation in
the democratic convention of 1906 Mr.
Rodeberg reviewed at length.
WILSON MAY GO
TO INDIANAPOLIS.
Seagirt, N. J., July 26.—There was
an unconfirmed report here today that
Gov. Wilson may go to Indianapolis in
August to attend the ceremony of Gov.
Thos. R. Marshall's notification of his
nomination for the vice presidency.
Herman Ridder of New York It was
learned today, will continue as treas
urer of the democratic national com
mittee during the presidential cam
paign. Gov. Wilson will return to Sea
girt tomorrow to receive a delegation
of one hundred members of the
Brooklyn nemocraUfap clubhand will
again retire into (BHwIrlrSmaln
until M^ndav morftog.
Tar Kettle Boils Over
and Dense Smoke Fills
Street Fire z°n Save Day
Over zealous stoking by the chauffeurs of the tar kett/$on Second
street near Court this noon caused considerable excitement and an
even greater quantity of smoke. A gang of men has been busy for
the past few days filling up the holes in the asphalt in this vicinity
with a mixture of tar and crushed .stone, and this noon the fire un
der the tar kettle became too ambitious and caused the tar to boil
over. It ran down the side of the kettle and caught on fire and soon
the whole kettle was exuding great volumes of very black smoke
which made it look like a burning oil well. The fire department was
Informed and hastened to the spot and an application of chemicalB
was sufficient to subdue the-smudge and allow the occupants of the
nearby offices to go back to their buildings from, which the smoke
had driven them.
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THAW DENIED
FREEDOM ON
Justice Keogh of New York
Supreme Court Takes
Ground That Man Would
be Dangerous at Large.
White Plains, N. Y., July 26.—Harry
K. Thaw, in the eyes of the law, is
still insane and must remain in the
asylum where he was placed on Febru
ary 1, 1908, after he had killed Stan
ford White. Justice Martin J. Keogh
of the supreme court today denied
Thaw's application for freedom. The
court took the ground that Thaw's re
lease would be dangerous to public
safety.
In his opinion Justice Keogh briefly
sketched the history of several efforts
of Thaw to obtain discharge from the
hospital.
"In May, 1908," he said, "he (Thaw)
obtained a-writ of habeas corjuuujUj
secure his discbarge on the ground
that he was then sane. The question
of his sanity was carefully Inquired
into by Justice Morschauser, who in
an able opinion, decided that he was
then insane and that it would be un
safe to set him free.
"In June, 1909, another writ of
habeas corpus was sued out in
his behalf and an exhaustive
inquiry was held into his sanity
and a lucid opinion written by
Justice Mills, in which he decided that
he was then Insane.
"The present writ was obtained to
secure the release of Harry K. Thaw
on the ground that he is now sane,
and the question of his present sanity
or insanity was the subject of an in
quiry oc upying eighteen days, during
which he had the aid of the most able
and faithful counsel."
HEARST WILL NOT
AID DEMOCRATS
9UBLI8HER
DENOUNCES REPUDIA-
TION OF NAVY PLANK CALLS
THE PARTY UNSAFE.
Paris, July 26.—William Randolph
Hearst the American newspaper pub
lisher, in a signed statement on
American politics to a correspondent,
says:
"The failure of the democrats in con
gress, in defiance of their party plat
form, to provide a navy adequate to
the nation's needs utterly discredits
democratic promises and democratic
patriotism. No reliance can hence
forth be placed upon a party which has
no regard either for its own honor or
the nation's dignity and safety.
No Party for Patriots.
"Patriotic citizens cannot be expect
ed to vote for democratic candidates
who repudiate their solemn pledges
and default in personal and patriotic
obligations.
"It is not wise to intrust the powers
of government to a party of narrow
sectionalism and small Americanism
which has no conception as to the na
tion's dangers or the nation's duty or
the natlon't destiny.
Calls Party Unsafe.
"It Is actually not safe to repose the
fate of the greatest nation in the
world to the care of the party which
proposes to contract our national pos
sessions and which refuses either to
protect our interests abroad or safe
guard our citizens at home.
"The democracy's repudiation of its
platform pledges is merely squalid
dishonesty, but Its default In its pa
triotic duty to the nation is nothing
less than treason."
Train Derailed No One Hurt.
Galena, 111., July 26.—Running sixty
miles an hour, passenger train No. 5
of the Illinois Central was wrecked
near Apple river, twelve miles east of
here this morning, by a broken rail.
The entire train was derailed but the
coaches remained upright and np m*
was hurt v-'
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NUMBER 153i'-':
GREAT HONOR
TO REED AT THE
CONVENTION
Ottumwan Was Elected
State Chairman by Major
ity Vote of Democratic
State Committee.
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CONVENTION CLOSED
LABORS LAST NIGHT
Plans Arranged to Refer
Platform to Rank 'and
File of Party by Referen
dum Judges Named.
The selection of N. F. Reed to th«
post of chairman of the democratic
state central committee by a vote that
was almost unanimous last night was
the victory won by the Wapello county
delegates to the state convention at
Cedar Rapids. The delegates returned
home this morning. The retention ol
Mr. Reed as state chairman over the
adverse action of his own district is
Indeed a distinct honor at the hands
of Iowa democracy. Chairman Reed in
tends to acknowledge, this honor by do*
ing everything in his power to swing
victory into the democratic ranks thli
fall.
The members of the Wapello county
delegation were pleased over the result
of their fight to keep Mr. Reed in hii
post as chairman of the state com
mittee.
State Chairman Reed has, already
taken entire charge of the campaign
for Woodrow Wilson and the balancc
of the democratic ticket in Iowa, not
withstanding a story coming from
C«dar Rapids to the Effect that Mr.
Reed is chairman in name: only. This
yarn also says that Henry Reigelman
of I)es Moines is to captain the ship.
Mr. Reed only smiled when shown this
report, and then proceeded to give the
real status of the state committee.
"J. J. Hughes of the ninth district
was selected by me as chairman' of
the executive committee of the state
body, while your Cedar Rapids yarn
says Relgleman is chairman," began
Mr. Reed.
Says Reigelman Is Not Chairman.
This executive commltteo has no
functl onwith reference to running the
campaign, its members being selected
by me for the purpose of discussing
certain matters that I deem it neces
sary to talk over. The committee
takes up the matter of bills, contracts,
etc. It meets when I call a meeting.
With reference to Mr. Reigelman. I
can say that he is a member of the
executive committee and he is also
committeeman from the seventh dis
trict, and as such I will expect him to
look* after the seventh district from
now on until after the November elec
tion. Of the other committeeman I
can say the same. I expect every com.
mitteeman in the state to look after
his district. I will assist them all as
much as I possibly can, but first, of all
they are responsible. I do not belong
to any one district of the state I am
the servant of all Iowa, and therefore
will superintend the campaign in the
entire state." Mr. Reed added that
Reigelman is not even chairman of the
executive committee, that post being
held by J. J. Hughes of Council Bluffs.
Mr. Reed said that he would open
headquarters In Des Moines as soon
as he returned from Seagirt, where he
will be one of the committee to notify
Woodrow Wilson of his nomination.
When asked if he had selected any of
his assistants, he said that he had not
and would not until after his return
from Seagirt.
The Associated Press article from
Cedar Rapids -which Mr. Reed said
was Incorrect is as follows:
Tbe Dispatch Reed Says Is Wrong.
Cedar Rapids, July 26.—While N. F.
Reed of Ottumwa is chairman of tha
state committee, Henry Reigelman o!
Des Moines is chairman of the execu
tive committee of that body, accord
ing to an announcement here thli
morning. The committee's session last
night was secret and all of the busi
ness transacted was not announced at
the time.
According to statement. Reed, while
nominally chairman of the committee,
has no vote in the committee. Neither
has National Committeeman Martin
j. "Vade. The latter up to the present
time has enjoyed this privilege, but
the voting power was taken away
from him at the meeting last night.
Whether Reigelman or Reed is su
preme in the management of the
democratic campaign in Iowa, was the
question this morning. Reigelman's
friends claimed he was ihe head of the
state organization, and that in the
event of Woodrow Wilson's success in
November, he would hold a strong
position in the dictation of federal
patronage.
The other members of the executive
committee are L. S. Kenntogton of
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