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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 29, 1910.
NEW PARTY IS FORMING. SAYS RUMOR
Pinchot and Garfield Ac
cused of Pushing Roose
" velt Organization.
By JAMES A. EDGERTON.
ES there to be a new party? Is the
country about to pass through an
other political upbeara similar to
i that before the civil war, when
the Republican party was born? Is
the talk of President Hugh T. Halbert
pt the Roosevelt clab of St. Paul that
a new though unnamed party la al
ready in existence and that Its leaders
'are Theodore Roosevelt, Glfford Pin
chot and James R. Garfield to be taken
iliterally? Are the "fighting speech"
of Pinchot and the almost equally rad
ical one of Garflekl at the same place
And time to be regarded as Indorse
ments of Halbert's assertion? These
are questions. now.,1 profoundly agitat
ing the country, questions which only
the people themselves can answer.
1 It Is true that.- a brief denial went
out and was published in a few papers
to the effect that Pinchot and Garfield
disclaimed any 'designs of starting a
literal party. Yet, their speeches were
the most bitter, arraignments of both
dominant parties that have appeared
since the old Populist days. Even
Hearstwith his pronouncements for the
Independence league never hunted the
elephant and the donkey with such ar
dor. What did those belligerent utter
, ances mean If ' notr an attack on both
"organizations ? Did . they .: not Imply
an onslaught" from the outside? And
can an onslaught, from the. outside be
made except by a 'fighting force on the
outside? t Anddoesinot such a .fighting
force In Itself constitute a new party?
! Have not ' these' men"; placed them
selves without the.party -breastworks,
,whether theywill or not? Could they
!get back even, if they wished? May
they not - have I started . a .movement
that they themselves cannot control,
at least to the,; extent of? keeping it
within the old party lines ?"The voters
govern the formation of parties, and if
,the voters through ? the conservation
and insurgent"'movements -have become
ready for Independent . political action
may not the words of Ilalbert, backed
by the Implied' support -of Pinchot and
Garfield, be sufficient to give this new
force definltp direction? What Is a
party put a group of men acting to-
Eighteen Year Pendulum
For New Political Move
ments Swings Back.
gslBer politically?" Do not" the conser
vationists and Insurgents already con
stitute such a group? Was there not
a generally recognized truth underly
ing Mr. Halbert's statement that a
new though unnamed party is already
Three Significant Speeches.
Halbert's exact statement was as
The Roosevelt club has consistently
stood for the conservation of ideals and
the conservation of men and against
plunder and graft. This country has lived
on Its capital, but at last has awakened
to the fact that It will soon exhaust Its
natural resources by the Inequitable dis
tribution of Its wealth In direct violation
of the law of equal opportunity of Its citi
zens. This condition has brought about
the formation of a new party without
name., but not wtthowf an-Issue nor with
That partyjba. two. wings, composed of
those called conservatives and those called
progressives, but the real 'division Is com
posed of those i who favor . tha rights of
the people as against those who favor a
monopoly of t the benefits of the publlo do
main. That 'party may be unnamed, but
Its leaders are Theodore Roosevelt and
our honored guests, Glfford Pinchot and
James R. Oarfield.
Below are a few of Mr. Pinchot's
most telling ' sentences. The reader
can decide whether their spirit is or is
not in line with Halbert's Idea of a
new party. Said Pinchot:
This nation has decided to do away with
government by money for profit.
The alliance" between business and pol
itics is the most dangerous thing in our
political life. It Is the snake that we
must kill. The special Interests must get
out of politics or the American people will
put tbem out of business.
Because the special interests are In pol
itics we as a nation have lost confidence
The people of the United States be
lieve that, as a whole, the senate and the
bouse no longer represent the voters by
whom they were elected, but the special
Interests by whom they are controlled.
The tariff under the policy of protection
was originally a means to raise the rate
of wages. It has been made a tool to in
crease the cost of living.
The brand of politics served out to us
by the professional politicians has long
been composed largely of hot meals for
the interests and hot air for the people,
and we hare all known It.
Clay hardens by Immobility; men's
minds by standing pat.
The black shadow of party regrularltj
as the supreme test In public affairs hal
passed away from the public mind. It Is
a great deliverance. .
Internal Strife Among Re
publicans and Democrats
May Force Shifts.
Tt is a greaterThlns to be a good citi
zen than to be a good Republican or a
A new life is stirring among the dry
bones of formal platforms and artificial
Issues. Morality has broken Into politics.
Political leaders, trust bred and trust fed.
find It harder and harder to conceal their
The motto In every primary. In every
lection, should be this: No watchdogs of
the Interests need apply.
The old order, standing pat In dull mis
understanding of the great forward sweep
of a nation determined on honesty and
publicity in public affairs. Is already
wearing thin under the ceaseless ham
mering of the progressive onset.
The .peonle of the United States demand
a new (leal and a bguun uoal. They have
grasped the fact that the special interests
aro now la contra! of publlo affairs. They
havs deoldsd onoo more to take control of
their own bu3inEg.
j Ths ovrehaflrwln Quoatlon before the
'American people tmlay la this: Bhall the
nation ffovorn itself rr shall tho Interests
run this country? The one great polit
ical demand underlying all others, giving
Weaninc to al! others, Is this: The spa'
icifal Interests must get out of politics.
At tha cIobo of his speech Mr. Tin
chot sounded u yot bolder note. It was
that If tho spool 1 interests would not
get out of politics they must be pul
out, and he added significantly, "I be
Have the young men will do it."
Oarfield Seconds Pinchot.
In backing up his friend Pinchot's
statements James It. Garfield said:
The man who will steal public property
should be treated the same as the man
who steal private property. The man
who steals a public franchise is equally a
thief with the man who steals a chicken,
and we must learn that a corporation
manager who steals from the public Is
only fit for the penitentiary.
Conservation means the wiping out of
imiust monopoly. Reeulatlon of the exeat
corporations is necessarily a part of the
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. JAMES R. GARFIEUX
THREE CENTRAL FIGURES IX REPORTED NEW TARTY MOVE
MENT AND RECENTLY DEDICATED G. ( I. TABLET.
great comiervai.oii Ulua. We must con
serve our political liberties.
I believe I am light in saying that many
of these corporations have been a great
controlling influence In our political life,
Ws have for four years demanded legis
lation of congress whloh would conserve
the ooal of Alaska and prevent Its being
stolen. We have not been heeded.
We have had enough of that cry "Don't
disturb the business interests!" and of
that policy of "Let well enough alone."
Such statements coming; from such
men either mean something' or they do
not. Pinchot and Garfield were the
particular chums of Roosevelt, and
here In a Roosevelt club we find the
names of the three men coupled. More
over, Pinchot had come fresh from an
interview with his former chief. If
these facts are not significant, then
this write, knows nothing of political
Of even more moment Is the Insur
gent movement in congress. Men
like La Follette. Cummins, Dolliver.
Beverldge, Clapp and Brlstow in the
senate and Norris. Murdock, Polndex
ter. Hamilton Fish and Fowler in the
house have shown that they could be
in earnest; that they could not bo In
timidated, fooled or sidetracked. They
have Insisted that they were fighting
within their party, but some of them
have added significantly that they
were being driven out.
In the early fifties prominent Whigs
snd Democrats also Insisted that they
were fighting within their parties, yet
in 1854 they began moving In a body
to form a new party. Has history
ceased to repeat Itself? Is there not
now an equally fundamental issue In
volved? May not the very logic of
events force these men into a new or
ganization, whether they will or not?
Has not the presence of the special
Interests in politics already created
an actual division, as pointed by
Halbert, even though It Is not lfc.rly
recognized or named? Issues Luake
parties, and is there not here a big
enough issue to compel a political re
alignment? It Is well enough to gloss these
things over, but the wise man does not
dodge facts. Are the facts as stated
by Pinchot? If so, is there any way
to conserve popular rule, is there any
way to drive the special interests out
of politics, except for those who favor
the people and who oppose the special
interests to get together? Will not
this very getting together constitute a
new party in tho nature of the case?
Is there any escape from the conclu
sion? The Eighteen Year Period.
In this crisis a glance at the forma
tion of other parties may be illuminat
ing. The birthplace of the Republican
party is claimed by many cities, like
that of TTTricr. !mt the general ver
dict la that It belongs to Jackson,
Mich., and that the date was July 6,
1854. The Issue was opposition to tho
repeal of the Missouri compromise and
to the extension of slavery Into the ter
ritories. Over a million votes were
polled for Fremont two years later, and
Lincoln was elected In 1800. Each
eighteen or twenty year period since
has seen the beginnings of a partr
that reached considerable size. In
1874 the Greenback party was formed
in opposition to the retirement of gov
ernment paper money. The labor forces
Joined tt, and four years later It polled
more than a million votes, but was
gradually absorbed by the Democratic
party. Eighteen years later the Peo
ple's, or Populist, party was formed,
polling over a million votes - in its
first campaign and well on toward
2,000,000 in the congressional elec
tions of 1894. It revived the Green
back Ideas of money, stood for free
silver, opposed monopoly and advocat
ed the government ownership of rail
roads and telegraphs. In 1896 and
1900 It supported Bryan for the presi
dency and, like the Greenback organi
zation, was absorbed by the Demo
crats. The eighteen year period has again
elapsed. Today we find every element
present that was in existence in 1854,
1874 and 1892. The insurgent and con
servation movements are not only or
ganized, but are hinting at Independent
political action. Old party lines are
broken down. The labor forces have
already taken political action in con
gressional elections and are ready to
move nationally. The farmers are or
ganized as they have not been since
the old Alliance days, nigh prices
are profoundly agitating the people.
Vast bodies of voters are not pleased
with the latest tariff law and are deep
ly resentful of the presence of special
privilege, political bossism. graft, brib
ery and the trusts in politics. Have
these things no meaning?
As yet we have bad but the falrt
mutterings. Will the rorm break?
Have all these forces been engendered
only to be dissipated by a breath, oi
are they beyond any man's control?
Trust Issue Has Divided Country.
An examination of the situation In
the insurgent Btrongholds suggests on
Interesting question. In Iowa, for ex
ample, the regular clement succeeded
In renominating Carroll for governor
and In controlling the state convention,
although the progressives Increased
their vote and beat J. A. T. Hull for
congress. A 6trong convention of anti
La Follette Republicans was also re
cently held In Wisconsin. In case their
states should turn against them where
would Cummins. Dolliver, La Follette
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and their followers go? Would thej
not be forced Into a new party? Nor ii
the condition confined to the west. In
surgency has appeared In New Eng
land and New York, where the Hughes
primary reforms have been beaten by
the regular machine. In New Jersey
the "new idea" Is still strong, and
Representative Fowler, a bouse insur
gent, recently bid open defiance to
Senator Kean and the organization.
With the Republican congressional
committee sending out ammunition
against all of the progressives and
with the president refusing pstronags
to at least a portion of tbem. how can
the breach be kept from widening until
at last a total split results?
As for the labor unions, they bavs
iong been on the eve of taking nation
al independent political action. Ths
Farmers' union in the south, whlcs
claims millions of members. Is pre
eluded by Its rules from going into
politics as an organization, but there
is nothing to prevent Its members from
doing so. Altogether the situation Is
pregnant with possibilities. The cor
poration Issue has already divided the
country Into two vast camps, the line
of cleavage between tbem beln? much,
more real than that separating the his
toric parties. In the very nature of tha
case must not this actual division find
political expression in a progressive
and conservative party formed along
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