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Continued Cold
VOL. XL1I-N0. 173.
Speakership Booms Floating Aim
lessly Around Hotel Corridors
Dwn at Lincoln
New Man for Place Put Forth by
His Friends.
Gage County Man-Will Have to De
feat the Field.
Jlnuar Member Will Meet First null
.Innnlom "Will (Inther In Ilvenlnir
v to- Vtx Pimm for (lie
Orfrnulslu IT,
(I'rowrH Staff Correspondent.) i
LINCOLN, Jan. -(Speelnl.)-Laok of a
leader amonir tho democratH composing
u.o r,,y .JB1...U.V urr.vH.. n.u . ui
no one ee.nH to he able to point to tljo welghlnj, case. Ho claims 1mm u. . 1 from
winner of the fight. Any one of halt n Prosec'it on by reason of having tesUfled
do.cn nn Is likely to get It. and the!" nt -tru.t lnvetlgatlon by a federal
winner may be somo ono not yet men- Grand jur. 1
t)oned In another caso tho government will
Homo one today started a twomlet for Jn laat effort to sustain tho validity
ChurleM Keckley of York, and while they f indictments Hgalnst officials of tho
do not udmll It, thn mention of his name
has thrown the ?-nro Into a lot of candi
dates who are paying board und room
rent and spending their gooit time min
gling with tho mere members, Mr. Keck-
ley served In the m-nate nonin years ugo
and Is said to bo oun of tho best all
around orators injlhn party In thlH stale,
Ho la not yet hero and possibly .does not
know that he Is twig curried and rib
boned for the race, but them will bo qulto j
a sentiment for his election when hr does j
get here. All day Bupday the cry was .
still "Anybody to defeat McKisslck." ,
Mm rTu '
could be elected It hr, ju.,t had jmn
loader or organizer to take hold ef his
boom, but that leader or organizer has ,
not yet appeared.
Mar Keep Ont of Cnnrns.
W. II. Thompson of Qrand Island, will
no nero aionuay, - ana no may no mot
Moses to lead the flock up to tho win- ,
listen to any one and all admit that thev j
do not know what to dnor how to do
It or when. It is possible though not
probable, the opposition to McKisslck
may be able to get together on a candl
dato during tho night. -There Is consid
erable feeling being engendered and
. charges are being made that thb antl-
MoKIsslok people aro trying to get votes
that, Potts, a present his most formidable
candidate, two years ago was for county
option. Potts denies that he is. asking
for votes on his liquor record.
Will Meet Todny.
Threats are still being made that op
ponents of McKisslck will refuso to" en
tor tho caucus unless they uro satisfied
they can defeat tho dugo county man,
However, no ono so far Interviewed, will
say for publication he will not enter the
caucus. Lots of men aro going around
with a hat full of veracltn able to tell
Just how the contests wll coins out, but
there artr nB many different predictions
as there are prophets. Te legislators
ire absolutely without a leader, and fur
thermore, the members say tho candi
dates for speaker do not measure up to
th6 position. The talk 1h general that
the house will be an unorganized body
by the time the business of the session.
Tho houee caucus will be held probably
Monday afternoon and he republican
senate caucus Monday night. A majority
of the members are yet to reach town
Tho legislature ylll convene at noon
Tuesday. The senate will bo called .to
order by Governor Morehcad as Jleuten
nnt governor and Secretary of State Wall
vill call tho house to order. W. H.
Smith, present senator, iiertary two
years ago, will call tho roll In the sennto
and Henry C. Richmond will do the same
In tho house.
A strain of sadness pormeaU-s the
crowds of legislators, especially tho house
members, because of the death of W. S5.
Taylor of Hitchcock rounty.
Ihera la talk now of sending a commit
tee to the funeral, which, according to
a message from Mrs. Taylor to Henry C,
nichmond, wlU probably bo Monday or
Tuesday. Speaking of Mr. Taylor's death,
''jlr. Richmond said:
"The death of Mr, Taylor Is extremely
sad at this time, and the .more so bo-
cause the dear old fellow actually sue-1-
cumbed to the mental excitement of the
impending legislative session, which af
fected him so deeply when h was con-
The Weather .
For Nebraska Pair, cold.
For Iowa Fair.
Temperature nt Omuhu Vrnterdny.
Hour. Dog.
c.m .-. lo
0 a. m s
7 a. m... 6
ft a, m , 4
8 a. in 4
10 n, m 3
U a. in.;.....,.., 3
12 m 4
1 P. in J
4 p! mC!!;;!"'."! J
G v. "i...,. 4
v. m J 4
7 p. m 1
Comparative Loral llecorif,
13. 1912. Wilt 1910.
Highest yesterdVy 21 10 4 6
Lowest yesterday 3 15 17 10
MeUntemperature 12 2 'SO 3
Precipitation 18 T T .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures irooi me nomuui
Normal temperature ,. 2l':ztlon, lias from 20,000 to 26,000 members
Deficiency for tho day
Totai excess alnee Miroh. 1 ,....250
Noiinsl precipitation s .02 Inch
Kxcejs lor mo day IS Inch
Total rainfall uluce March 1....30.U Inches
Deficiency tlnch March 1 4.01 Inches
Detlclenoy fo- co- period, nil.13.il Inohua
L-erleieccy for ror. period, 1910.14.61 tnebcts
T" Indicates range ot precipitation.
indicate below zero.
L. A. WELSH, Ixcal Forecaster.
Heavy Work Ahead
of Supreme Court
During the Year
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The suirwue
court has sot out for hard work duriug
life year by piling up a record.breaklng'
amount for tomorrow, the first Jay's ses
sion In 1913.
Many of the cases Undo advisement
mere than 100 of them, will probably be
decided. .Chief Justlco White may an
nounce the decisions In connection with
tho rights of Union Pacific stockholder
In the distribution of the Southern Pa
clflo stock now held by tho Union Pacdflo
railroad lnvlolation of the Sherman anti
trust law. Among other, cases decided
may bo the state, rate cases, colon corner
case and thtf "newspaper publicity" case.
In addition to the decisions the court
has set for oral argument tomorrow
twenty-four cases that may require three
weeks for completion. Among the first
to bo heard will be a Kroup testing the
constitutionality of tho federal "white
slave traffic act." One Is tho Jack John
son case, from qhlcugo, In which the
negro pugilist Is charged with traneport
In giv woman from Pittsburgh to Chi
cago. Aiintlu.r will murk the end of the
! emwnrutnr flflit nf Charles Tt. Hefte.
,, ,,,-. rv of the American Puirar
Kenilmj company to avoid an Imprison
ment sentence for alleged conspiracy to
flefraMll tbe government in tho
Unite! States Shoe Macnincry company
for alleged violation of the Sherman anti
trust law, It will sceg to obtain a re
versal of tho decision of the Massa
chusetts federal court that the coni-
blnatlou of tho business of tho four non-
competing machine manufacturing com
panies Into ono company was a. modern
business development not prohibited by
tho Sherman law.
Other coses to bo nrpued Immediately
Qre thogo lnvolv)nff tho title of the
,., . ,.ni1rnn,l to larire areas
)un(1 ,n CaIlforna. tho New York
ItehteniBO cases: which figure In
tho Archbald Impeachment proceedings,;
. . , . .i
the extension of the corporation tax
companies which hayo leased all their
properly lo uuiem, u-
telegraph companies.
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$QQfc AUtO JDaHClltS
Wro Robbed Jeweler
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. Detectives searching
this city for the automobllo bandits whoso
raids have terrorized citizens, today cap
tured three men from Detroit, Mich .
whom they assert to bo members of the
band of automobile realders. A untrth
man. abjp frgtri Detroit, dverpowcred the
detective who VadlilrfTlu cllstoliand es
caped, Tho men under arrest are Albert
Chnrest, also knuwn as Dubois; James
Mitchell, a chauffeur, and Charles Mc
Neff. Tho man who escaped Is Hubert'
Cattlltt. All gave Detroit us their home
town. Charest and Cattlltt were stopped
on tho street by detectives. Revolvers,
blackjacks, skeleton keys, knives, two
screwdrivers and 200 cartridges were found
on thu two.
The detectives then forced tho men to
take them to their rooms, where Mitchell
and MoNeff wero taken. Wltlle four po
licemen were searching tho suspected
flat. Charest and Cattlltt began to strug
gle with their custodians. Cattlltt struck
Dctectlvo Morgan a terrific blow on tho
head and broke away from him. Morgan
recovered himself and began Bhootlng at
the fleeing man. Cattlltt dropped his
overcoat and 'Is believed to havo -been
struck by at least one Tiot, as bullet
holes were found in the coat.
McNeff, the chauffeur, has a wound In
the head that was Inflicted recently, the
police say. Friday four mer) In a black
uutomobllo smashed a Jeweler's window
here, stole a tray of rings and escaped
after a. running revolver fight with tho
police, fin which one of the men Is be
fleved to have been wounded. A few min
utes later the black car was boarded in
a traffic Jam by a Roulevurd pollecbena,
Charles Stlcken, who arrested tho men
for npeedlng. Offering to take Stlcken to
the station, tho robbers wheeled into a
aide, street, where they fell on the po
liceman, blackjacked him, stabbed him
and shot him, threw him from the car
and left him seriously wounded.
Farmers Institute v
Closes at EXeter
EXraTBR. Neb., Jan, 5. 8pecial.)The
farmers' institute, which opened here on
Thursday, closed Saturday after three
days of Instructive sessions. The exhibits
were no so many or as large aa on former
occasions, but what there were were very
Kood. j .
The poultry shbw, which also' has been
on for the last three days, was the big
surprise for Exeter. This waa held in the
Woman's CSiristlan Temperance union
building and every bt of available space
In the large room was taken up by-exhibitors.
Th,e exhibit was pronounced
equal to anything seen at state fairs or
other poultry exhibits.
Tho Danish American Brotherhood
lodse Xo' celebrated the thlrty-flrst
i annlverpary of ita organization Sunday
afternoon and evening at Washlngtoi
hall, about COO members attending.
program consisting of speeches and reci
tations In the Danish language waa car.
ried out, followed by a spread -tor all
present. -
The Danls'h American Brotherhood, of
; which lodge No. 1 Is the parent organ-
f!n thU country with from 1J0 to 200 lodges
scattered throughout the state. Omaha
has one of tho largest memberships, iui
this Is headquarters of the entire broth
erhood. TMb committee In charge of the
affair laat right consisted of W. Peter
sen, C. M. .lespersen, J. A. Jacobsen and
H. Soegaa'-H
Mrs. Julia. ?fi 1 ifrn to
flet3fer Dis-
Left to Make Trip with Husband to
South' America.
Ten Thousand Dollars in Property
Awaiting Her.
Court About lo Turn Over Money to
Other Helm When Ailinlitlntrntor
Locate Her In Olyiupln,
After an absence of twenty-five years,
and after herself, her son and her hus
band had all been declared legally dead
and her property, to the amount of many
thousand dollars put In the process of
distribution by an administrator, Mrs,
Julia SanfOrd, formerly Mls.s Julia Whit
taker, one of the handsomest and most
popular Council Bluffs girls of thn early
days, will soon return here and establish
the fact that she. Ir not only alive and
In good health, but that her son and
her husband arc nlso enjoying the same
good fortune.
Mrs. Sunford Is tho only daughter of
Mrs. Anna Whlttnkcr, ono of tho lcadljw
and, wealthy women of her day who died
at her home, 10S Washington avetjue,
Council Bluffs, III August, 1003. At tho
tlmo of her death Mrs. Whlttnkcr was
supposed to be worth between $30,000 and
$40,000, nbout $20,000 ot which was tied
up by the fullure of tho Officer & Pusey
bank. Her father was Dennis Dewey, at
tho tlmo of his death ono of the Inrgest
landowners In Pottawattamlo county.
First MnrrlnRF Knlled.
Mrs. Whlttaker had. but two children,
Julia .And Will. Julia was mnrrled against
her mother's consent to Charles Burboo
when she was less than IS years old, and
togothcr they went to Uvo nt El Paso,
Tex. Her husband proved to be of ft
profllgato character, and a separation
took place a year after their nrrjvai In
tho Texas town. Joseph Sanford, a man
of high character and prominent position,
aided the friendless gin in her suit for'
divorce nnd bocamo so attached to her
and her Infant son that ho pressed his
suit for her hand to a favorable con
clusions hey visited Mrs. Whlttaker Boon
after their marriage. Tho grandmother's
heart went out equally to the pretty llttln
grandson nnd to the handsome step
father. .
Mr.; Sanford's business affairs took him
to remote localities, but Julia and her
young son frequently - visited B-t'.tlio,
pajentol homo..- They wero last .hcrfejnl!
tho autumn of lb88. aVid went from nero
to New Vorki wlioro Mr. Sanford took
a commission, to do some engineering
work in Ecuador, South America, for a
New York syndicate.
Itelntlvcs Lose Trace.
They were believed to have sailed front
New York In tho autumn of 1888 and that
wa the last trace Mrs. Whlttaker and
tho relatives here, were able to find of
them. After a yew passed Mrs. Whlt
taker, through W. H. M. Pusey. appealed
to tho State department at Washington
and an effort was made through the
Ecuadorian and Peruvian governments
to locate them, but failed. It has now
been learned that they did not go to
South America at all, but returned to Kl
Paso, stopping at Santa Fe, Albuquerquo
and other places. Mrs. Sanford wrote
several letters, but all appear to havo
After the district court had declared
them all to bo dead by a decreo IssUiHl
In September, 1911, new administrators r,f
the Whlttaker estate wore appointed nnd
Hubert U. Tlnley .was appointed ndmlnls
trator of the estate, of Julia and her son.
Tho will of Mrs. Whlttaker divided tho
property equally between her two chil
dren and their heirs. Her Bon died sev
eral years before his mothor's death,
leaving two children, Iloy und Hazel
Whlttaker. A few yeara later their
mother remarried nnd the greater part
of the estate was consumed In their edu
cation and care. ' ,
Ilelra In Suennndouli.
For several years they have been living
at Shenandoah, lu. Hazel has been em
ployed In tho telephone office there and
1 (Continued on Page Two.)
Western Nebraska
Has Cold Weather
HEMINGFOHD, Neb., Jan. 5.-(SpeciaJ
Telegram.) With tho thermometer stand
ing 8 degrees below zero at 7 o'clock an!
gradually falling, the Indications are good
for the most severe night of the winter.
Stock, however, is well protected and no
danger Is anticipated from that source.
Notes Front Ynnkton,
YANKTON, S. D.. Jan. 5. (Special.)
Sergeant Albert Hnyes, of tho regular
army, assigned to South Dakota as spe
cial militia instructor, Is In Yankton on
a ten-day visit to the Yankton company,
Instruction drills are held every evening
and a military ball will end the visit
on the January 10.
Albert Zadncr Is unre arrest hre for
burglary, for alleged breaking Into the
meatmarket of C. F. I.Impo, at Utlcaand
riffling tho till on a number ot occasions,
Zadner Is a cripple.
Joseph Janousek, state's attorney for
Yankton county, and one of the most
strenous law enforcers the county has
ever known, retires from office this
week. Mr. Lanousek closed the redllght
section during his term of office, for the
first time In the history of the city, and
has also banished gambling. His succes
sor will bo A. I Yyman.
Charles Sillier Killed.
DBADWOOD. 8. D., Jan. C.-(Rpeclal
Telegram.) Whllo descending n hill near
Ifulett, Wyo In his auto, Charles p.
Miller, u merohant of Hulett, waa In
stantly killed when the machine skidded
on tho Ice and turned over, breaking his
neck. Ills companion Jumped and wus
Staunton, Va.,. News Report Governor Wilson Srailed When Congressman Flood Suggested a Second
From tho Louisville Courier-Journal. Term for Him.
Car Containing Three Men Wrecked
Near Minden.
I'artr of Fanner Who Hail Ilrcn
VUllliiw In Mia .i ..
Home When Car Turned
MINDEN, Neb., Jan. 3, (Special Telo
g'ram.) Two men wore klllod and a third
probably fatally injured In an automobile
ncoident ftvo nillea south ot here nt mid
night last night. Hcnvy Jenkins and John
Wilms of Hlldreth and a Mr. Spacer, who
waa their guest, had spent tho evening
with a ulster of ono ot tho mon here and
had started on their return, -Tho car up
set aa tt waa turning a comer nnd all
three wero caught under It. Mr. Jenkins
and Mr. Wilms were Instantly killed and
Mr. Spencer was so badly Injured that
ho ,1s not expected to recover, Jonkius
nnd Wilms aro farmera who resided near
Hlldreth and each leaves a widow anil
several children. Their bodies wero taken
homo and Mr, Spencer was brought hero
for treatment.
Auto I'lmet Nenr Slrntlon.
STItATTON, Nob., Jan. fi. (Special.)
13. W. Heplcr and Merel BrowBo were
seriously bruised in an nutomobllo upset
four miles east of hero Friday. They,
wero returning from Trenton when tho
car overturned twice and spilled tho oc
cupants Into tho road. No bones wero
broken and they walked to town and
secured another machine and returned
for tho wrecked car,
Mme. Benjamin MacAllaster, widow of
tho late Benjamin MacAllaster, died yes
terday morning at 'the home of her son,
Benjamin A, MacAllaster, In Oakland,
Cal. Shfl waa about 80 years old. The
body will be taken to Lawrence, Kan.,
there to be burled beside that ot her late
Mme. MacAllaster was born in Now
York state. In tho early days she and
her husband went to Lawrence, Kan.,
Mr. MacAllaster being associated with
Mr. Ollmore, who was In chargo of the
original land grants to the Union PaclHo
railroad In Kansas.
For many years the MacAllaaters lived
at Lawrence; later they moved to Sattno,
Kan., and still later to ICunsas City.
Upon tho death of Mr, Qtlmoro In the
early 'Ks Mr. MacAllaster and his wife
removed to Omaha.'
Mr. MacAllaster died about 1W, his son,
Benjamin A. MacAllaster, succeeding him
as land commissioner for tho Union Pa
cific. Four or flvo yearn ago Mme. Mao
Allabter went to Oakland to make her
home with her son, who Is now land com.
mlssloncr-for tho Southern Pacific,
Mme. MacAllaster and her husband
wero members of tho Church of the Good
Shepherd, Twentieth und Ohio 'streets;
and among tho most loyal and liberal sup
porters ot that church. -
Injured Mnn Likely to Die.
WEBSTER. CITY, la., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) James I, Butler, whoso two
companions, Miss Florence Martcle and
Loon Webster were killed yesterday when
an automobile In which they were riding
collided with a fast Illinois Central pas.
' .. . . . , , .. .. 1 1 .. . at
Joseph's Mercy hospital In this city. Tho
Injury will probably prove fatal oa all
tho ribs on tho right sldo are broken, tho
lungs punctured and- other serious ln
Jurits sustained.
Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth
Amundsen's Aide,
Left in Last Dash, '
Commits Suicide
.CIUUBTIANIA, Ndrway, Jan. 5,-Cap-tain
HJalinar JOhauucn, a fnhftHls" 'Arctic
oxploror who had achieved much success
In polar research, committed stltcldu hero
Inst night. Ho was a nioinber of Captain
Hoald Amundsen Antarctla expedition,
but won left at thu base of supplies when
Anmndsen and four companions piishod
their way to tho South Polo, Tho fact
that ho was not In tho leading party
proyed on his mind and ho had brooded
over it since his 'return to Norway,
Captain Johanscn wan best known
through being Nanscn'o solo companion
during a fourteen months' Journey over
desert Ice on the Greenland coast after
leaving tho Arctlo steamer Fram In 1895.
Ho was the author of "Nnnsen and I at
S6 degrees, 14 minutes."
After Nonson's return from Greenland
Johanson was a member ot several ex
peditions, Including thoso headed' by the
Prince of Monaco and William S. Bruce.
FrldUpf Nansen today characterired
Johansen as an enterprising and brave
M1TCHELU H. D.. Jan. C.-(8)cclnl.)-Tho
sixth animal session of the South
.Dakota Com rmd Grain Orowera' assochi
tlon will be held In this city January 13
and continuing throughout' the week
President H. E. Dawes ot Fulton and
Secretary Hume of Brookings Agrlcul.
tural coliego aro both of tho opinion that
tho corn show and lira corn school aro
going to exceed any previous meeting of
tho association Secretary' Hume mh
traveled over tho stato to a marked ae
grce, and ho glvea It as his opinion that
the corn wherover ho has been Is at
least 60 per cent better than last' year aH
to quality and the quantity per aero
Is making' a fine showing. Over $700
In cash wII bo divided arnongtho win
nors, and thero aro a number of special
prizes which will go to the winners. In
cluding silver loving cups.
Some especially strong speaking talent
has been secured. and addresses will bo
given each afternoon and evening, whlls
In tho morning the time wilt be dov'otod
to tho scoring of corn by the membprs
of tho school, who are taught the manner
In which to select tho best seed corn
Among the speakers Is Dean Perisho
of the state university, who speaks Mon
day evening on "Civic Llfo and Conser
PEKING, China, Jan. 6, Delegates rep
resenting tho Chinese Chamber of Com
merce at Manila, who aro here attend
ing the commercial and Industrial con
ference, have drawn up a memorial im
ploring 'tlia central government tosppen
further negotiations with the United
States for tho purpose of removing the
stringent rules now enforced against tlu
Immigration of Chinese laborers to tho
k .
John Bui'MI of (nnului, who for some
tlmo has btieu actuary for tho Woodmen
of the World, haa been appointed Insui
anoe exalnlner by W. It. Howard, state
audltor-elect. The appointment Is given
by Mr. Howard in consideration ot the
large fraternal interests in .Nebraska.
All Trains Delayed for Hours and
Local Traffic Slightly Crippled:
Utaiitttabera Hy Comparatively Lit.
tie Trouble 1 OrnsloueU nnd
Schedule Will lie llc-
unied toon.
First goncral snow storm of thu winter
camtf upon Omah'u, Neb.,, thu went and
tho mlddto wet Saturday afternoon.
Traliw generally wero delayed and local
trafflo wai crippled slightly or hampered
ln all tho affected cities. The storm,
' however, was not of a sovcro nature. At
H:.)0 o'clock lost night tho chief dispatcher
ot tho Nebrnska division of tho Union
Pacific rejiorted tho weather clearing at
the western end of tho division.
All trains Into Otnuha Sunday woro
from ono to four hours Into, Tho dis
patchers sold that another storm shall
como on tho heejs. of this, trains will be
back on schedules before Monday night.
Snow began to' fall In Omaha lato Sat
urday night and by morning the first
blanket of snow since lnst winter lay
heavy over tho city. Tho fall continued
nt intervals until evening. Street car
servlco was crippled to a slight extent
I Though cars were operated all day, keep
i Ing tho track h clear was difficult and
schedules could not bo maintained.
The lowest temperature In Omuha was
three above zero at 11 o'clork Sunday
Telephone and telegraph companies
were occasoned little troublo by tho torm.
The lowet temperature reported from
the state, yesterday .was eight below
zero at Hemtngford In the northwestern
quarter. From other towns reports of
much milder cold wero received,
Tho Washington forecast for tho week,
Issued last night, follows:
The cold wave now prevailing over the
northwestern and westorn portion of the
country will extend eastward and south
ward during the noxt two days, reach
ing the Atlantic states Monday night or
Owing to tho upbuilding of an extensive
h)gh pressure area over the middle At
lantic ocean, the cold weather over tho
south Atlantic states will pot bo uevere.
but In the gulf states the cold wave
would 'bo.gencral. Tho cold weather will
be followed by some moderation about
Tuesday over the northwest and extreme
central west and after the middle of the
week to the eastward and southward,
although the temperature will probably
remain below tho normal for the season
Tho week will open cloudy east of the
Rocky mountains, except In the north
west, with snow over the' northern and
central nnd rain over tho southern dis
tricts, but by Wednesday generally fair
weather should prevail. A disturbance
will probably appear over the northwest
toward the close of the week, bringing
with It Increasing cloudiness and rising
BEATRICE, Neb.. Jan. G.MSpeclal Tel.
egram.) Tho coldest weather of the
winter prevails here today and tho
temperature has dropped down to 6 de
grees abovo zero. Snow has been falling
all day,
I'robnblr fieeretnry of State,
. BERLIN. Jan. 5, It Is probable that
U. von Jagow, the German ambasnadrir
to Ituly, will be nnnolnted teoretarv
Htate for fqreutn affairs. A Reml-offlolnl
announcement was made toi"v nt llrr
von Jagow was being condder") n thn
successor of Herr von Klderlen-Wuw'iter
whose death occurred December so. Herr
von Jagow went to Home as ambassador
In iW).
President Asks Modest Praise for
Deeds, Tells Cause for Demise
and Attacks Slayers
Event Attended by More Than
Thousand from Entire Country.
Personally More Misunderstood
Than Blameworthy, He Says.
Anpenl to Kepulilleans Noyr Onlstde
I'nrtr Linen Clone Itemnrkitble
Speech Cnnrnne No Le
Since Defent
NEW YORK, Jan. C-Presldent Tnft
presided lsst night nt what ho styled
as his own political "wake." Ho main
tho funeral oration over his political
corpse; asked modest praise for tho
deeds that he did whllo ho lived In tho
Whlto House, recited nt length tho
causes that led to his "itrmlso" and at
tacked tho enemies ho hVld responsible
for his 'taking off.
Tho president was tho only speak"r
at tho republican "reorganization" din
ner, given at tho Waldorf Astoria to
more, thnn 1,000 republicans from all over
the country. He spoko for moro than an
hour. His defenso of his administration
was tho legislative results It liud pro
duced; his reply to personal criticism
won that ho had boon moro misunder
stood than blnmcworthy, Ills attack
upon his political opponents confined!
almost exclusively to tho progressives
wan not .bitter, but sorrowful.
I p. splto of all tho misrepresentations,
tho unrest, tho present day desire for
chunge, the prcnldont said, he saw in
tho futuro a return to the old. Ideas oC
government, tho awakening ot the peopln
to an understanding that social changes
must bo made Blowly and with suro
steps. He closed with an appeal to re
puhltrarfs who left tho party to return
and Join hands with tho millions who
remained faithful.
Would Renew Fluht.
"Let us bucklo on our armor again for
lhq battle for humanity that must bo
fought," said tho president. "Lot un
invito thoso republicans who left ua
under, nn impulse that 'calmer considera
tion shows to havo been unwise to re-,
turn and stand ngaln with us in this
critical time.
"Let us Invito frpm tho ranks of our
opponents, the democrats, tho many who
love i. the constitution nndthe blessings
It has conferred, lo unlto wlth us. In Its
defense. Thore must be a campaign pt
education among tho common people for
tho benefit ot tho common peoplo against
tho poison ot class hatred, tho fanaticism
of unbalanced enthusiasm, and tho eophn
Istry of demagogic promise."
In the course of his speech, the presi
dent mndo his first publlo roferenco to
Colonel Roosevelt since tho closo of tho
campaign, assorting that probably 1,000,000
voters, normally republican, cant their
ballots forMr. Wilson "In order to avert
the danger of Mr. Roosevelt's election."
,Tho president said, in parti
"It Is not usual for tho' deceased tn
glvo very full expression to his feelings
at tho wake; but I remember that lit
ono of Houclcault'n Irish dniijiis tho
corpse was sufficiently revived I partakd
of tho liquid refreshment tfhdf becama
tho chief participant In tho festivities.
A few opening remarks directed to tho
character of tho deceased and the manner
of his taking off may not, therefore, bo
"Wha was the political disease oC,
which I died? I am hopeful that when
historians conduct their post mortem
It may bo found that my dcmlso was duo
to circumstances over which. I had no
great control and to a iollt)cal cataclysm
which I could. hardly have anticipated or
avoided. Hut wtfethor this bo true or
npt, even frlondly critics are ablo to point
out personal reasons why It was that,
though I went In, I ulso wont out, with
targe -majorities.
Atiim-ern ArlMtocrncy CIiarKe.
"It has been charged against me that
I am an aristocrat, and that I have no
sympathy with tho common people. Now
I don't think It Is true. I think I am
as sympathetic with the common people,
as earnestly desirous of' their happiness,
as anxious to sea that they havo jus
tlco as any one. I 'believe most pro
foundly that popular government Is tho
best government and I am greatly con
cerned that It shall continue and bo suc
cersful In giving to the peoplo at largo
the surest measure of Individual liberty
on the one hand, and the greatest practi
cal efficiency In government.
"It may bo that In my earnest desire
to make government efficient, I have not
alwaya explained that I believed that to
make government efficient is to work
directly In tho Interest of tho common
"My administration has come and gono
In u period ot unrest and ilgltatlon for
something intangible which It is diffi
cult definitely to describe. We havo
lived during the last four yeara and aro
living now In an atmosphere ot strenuous
denunciations of certain evils vand loud,
aspirations for an Ideal state In which th
common people ore to become happier,
the poor and the oppressed are to ac
quire property nnd cease suffering, and
much or, all of the change is to be ac
complished through tho agency of gov
Wealth i:all- Denounced.
"Tho accumulation of swollen fortunes
during tho two decades preceding, and
many of them by vlolutlon of tho anti
trust law or the anti-rebate law, aroused
a feeling of just Indignation -and set thn
tuno to public addresses. Denunciation:
of the malefactors of wealth and prom
ises of rectifying such inequalities by
governmental means rang pleasantly li
tho cars of tho people. They mido for
the Hpu!arity of those who produced the
.sweet tunes assuring better conditions
and a complete social reform, all by tho
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