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Resume and Comment About New
Party Headed by Roosevelt and
Johnson—Both Nominees Alike
a a W
Who Are Workino For the
HEN Theodore HoogeveH.
twenty-sixth prenideut of
tl»e l-'nlted HUileii, reachisl
Chicago taut June to wage
fljfht for the Hepuhilcau ooininnllou
•a third term cundldutu for the
,*«t othce in the laud he \va* asked
bow be felt. "I.Ike a three year-old
bull moo»e," won bin reply. The inci
dent wa• reapointihle for the populur
denlKuution of the new national i'ro
rrewdve party and the adoption of a
tuoOM head us tiio thlril party'* em
blem. The moose heud la situated
within a Mack »ijuare, the latter cou
vc.vlnjf the Idea of the Hooserelt
"square deal" aloitan.
The Progressive party had to have
catch name, aud "bull uiooKe" sound
ed good to the colonel aud his follow
ers. It was typically llooaeveltian.
The sauie was true of the colonel
first announcement that he would be
Taft's rival for the nomination when
he exclaimed, "My hat's In the riuK."
Vou see, it was the colonel's hat, und
that Is why the phrase was taken up,
for the colonel's hat* huve beun made
But what of the party itaelf? Will
It Uve and flourish'/ That it Is strong
for an infant it* eueiules acknowl
edge. But should its standard bearer
disappoint those who expert him to
•urprlse the country 011 election day
will this political organization of his
mnklug continue ou? It has yet to be
put to tho test at a national election.
Nobody knows how It will rank with
tbe older parties wheti the votes are
counted. Hut there is a feeling omonx
those who know something about the
country's political pulse that it is
flnucht with possibilities.
The Progressive party come Into ex
Htence with a great hurrah. It drew
to It tho support of Influences with
Which political leaders reckon, and Its
campaign plans were laid with uiuch
•nesse. It was a clever stroke to
Mme Hiram AV. Johnson of California,
on* of the seven governors who formal'
Ijr called upon Itoosevelt to enter the
third term race when Roosevelt seem
ed to be hesitating. The Johnson at
tachment to tho ticket was clever
Stroke, too, because the Progressive
party leaders were convinced of his
strength In the west. It wu« a practical
•troke of political scheming that decid
ed Johnson should devote the greater
part of his oratorical energies to the
•ast, while Roosevelt should tear
through the west spreading the doc
tftnes of the new party.
The Roosevelt declaration In favor
of woman suffrage was another ear
neat of the Roosevelt fight spirit and
willingness to "take a chance" when
it came to the popular verdict outside
of the suffrage host. Taft had come
oat for woman suffrage In a modified
way, and with women taking con
spicuous part In the campaigns of Tuft
and Woodrow Wilson the bull moosem
were overloqklng no visible opportuui
thi standard bearer
jflTheodore Roosevelt, the only living
ik-presld«ut and the man whose latest
Moose Campaign
The colonel will be tlfly four years
old Oct. but nobody thinks of him
as "uettinx along In years." Fifty
four Is not yuiing, nor Is It old. but
to see the rolonH in a cuuipalKU one
would say thai lie still is a youns man
full of enthusiasm ami physically at
his best. Ills lirst dip Into politics
was as a New York assemblyman,
when he was elected to the legislature
for the term ISSj 4. Then lie was a
delegate to the Itepuhllcan national
convention Iu ]HSI. after which he liv
ed on a North Dakota ranch. Return
ing to New York In 1NS0, he was a
mayoralty candidate. Then he was
successively a 1'nlted States civil serv
ice commissioner, president of the New
York police hoard, assistant si'i-retary
of the navy, colonel In the Kpanlsh
Amerlcan war, governor of New
rtoo»rv*U, Johnson an6 JViklns pictures copyright by American Press Association
Ailnmii amj Davis pictures ph».i by American l'lv.-..-'. ,ls#j.
1-—Th«odor» Roo»ev«lt. 2.—Mm Jane Addam«. 3. Hiram
4.—Oscar K. Davis. 5.—Jotaph M. Dixon. 6.—George W.
claim to public attention Is his candi
dacy for third term as president as
head of a uew party, always is been
"dnilig solnethliii since he becau his
extraordinary and uninterruptedly busy
career. Kven when he ^o.*s in for
relaxation he chooses the strenuous
s]ort». No croquet for the colonel.
Itut give him a nun ami let him ^o out
In quest of big game! Then iie Is hap
py. Ills African hunt ritfht after lie re
linquished the White House chair to
Taft was one of the n.ost spectacular
performances of any man In public life
in history.
vice president of the Tnlled States,
becoming president upon the death of
William McKluley. Sept. 1-1, l'.ioi, and
elected president Nov. s, llKU.
lllram W. Johnson, elected governor
of California for the term January,
lUll-January. 1U1.T-, stands well with
his constituent*. When the vice presi
dential nominee of the Progressive tick
et returned home from the
convention of the new party he wns
acclaimed by large aud wildly en
thusiastic contingent of Californium* us
the logical candidate of the ProgrcsHlve
party for president four years hence.
•t ft
Johnson, too, is strenuous, lie has
been "heurd from" as governor of the
liolden Clute state. In fact, he Ims been
called the "big stick" governor. He
believed he saw a chance to offer many
reforms when he took hold of the gu
bernatorial office, and he set ubout the
task with gusto and resolve. Horn at
Sacramento Sept. 2, 181*1. the sou of
Urove 1.. Johnson, former representa
tive in congress, lllram In due time
went to the State L'ulversity of Cali
fornia, pitched on the college team and
edited the college pa|ter. He was a
full Hedged lawyer upon attaining his
majority. As a criminal lawyer in
San Francisco he helped to send Abe
ltuef to Jail.
When first urged to run for governor
he declined to consider the nomina
tion. He doubted that he could win,
and his wife did not want him to take
part iu a losing campaign. But when
he changed his mind he made a victo
rious campaign memorable in Califor
nia. Soon after his electlou by a sur
prisingly large margin his name began
W. Johnson.
I to Im- mentioned as vice presidential I
I candidate.
1 he bull moose leaders followed up
their i-hicf's pronouncement for wom
an sUtTragr with the statement that
Women ailiiiated with the 1'rogressii es
would have a large say in the organi
zation of the new parly. In fact. Wil
liam II. 1 lot-hi iriy( one of the Progres
sives' big gu
11s. went so far 11s to an
nounce. -We are going to light for
equal suffrage, and we want the wom
en to tight shoulder to shoulder with
Among the best known women
whose support is being
(o the
raiiipalgn aiv Jane Addauis, the settle
ment worker and head of (lull House.
1 hlcago Mif,s Alice Carpenter of
Hroolillue, Mass., who was a delegare
lo the Prugresshe convention
Is a member of the New York state ex
ecutive commiltee. aud .Miss Maud Ma
lone. the suffrage advocate. Miss Car
penter's particular work has
organize women enlisted under the
Itoosevelt banner. She was recom
mended tc. the bull utooKe movement
by Mls-i Frances Keller, who was an
alternate to the Pi*ogressiv(» conven
When Miss Malone. who in liUO bit
terly assailed Colonel Roosevelt at a
public meeting, went Into the present
campaign she said: "Prom now until
election day we shall lieat up the coun
try for Itoosevelt and woman suffrage
because now we have the chance of a
lifetime, not only to do political work
for woman suffrage, lint also to .break
down the Chinese exclusion policy of
the Republican and Democratic purtles
toward womeu."
George Walbridge Perkins, the New
York fluancler and personal friend of
Itoosevelt. Is one of tho uiost valuable
acquisitions to the biril moose party
He Is chairman of the executive com
mlttec. Attacks concerning his cor
loratloii connections brought the
prompt assurance that he would with
draw from active participation iu the
affairs of the Steel cor|iorutlon aud
other big concerns. According to .Mr.
Hotchklss. Perkins Is really au ad
vanced Socialist and inteuds* to speud
the remainder of his life and much of
his wealth In the cause of geueral hu
man betterment. Perkins' executive
ability In business has been utilized in
politics, he having had a free rein iu
the Progressive organization work.
Joseph Moore Dixon, United States
senator from Montana, elected for the
term 1907-13. is another of the bull
moose high Mghts. Dixon, who with
former Semi tor William KUnn of Pitts
burgh, took such a prominent part in
the battle for Roosevelt at Chicago is
chairman of the Progressive national
committee. He is a lawyer bv profes
sion and was born in North Carolina
July 31. 1S07.
Oscar King Davis, secretarv of the
national committee, is a newspniier
man aud was born In New York state
Jau. 13, 1SCG.
Th# Bow COM Back tc R»mot#»t
Ut«d by l»hrr.aei.
The us* of the bow may i.* traced lo
tLe remotes: antiquity. The first no
lice which we find of It iu Ot'ue=U
ixt JC», where It is said that Is Lin el
became tin archer. It was iijnvuuced
into K&glaad ia the reig-u uf Egbert
the gaxou. but was not used as a mar
tial weapon till the reljrii uf Kdwurd 1.
The period at which the Jong lww at
tained lis meridian fame may be fixed
lu the relgu of Henry V.. whose aich
ew destroyed the whole French caval
ry. clothed iu complete steel, with their
yard lonjr arrows. At the battle uf
Kloddeu field also the KiigUsb archers
made sad havoc. Shooting with the
bow was au extremely fashionable
amusement In the reijrn of Henry
V111and HuMushod reports that the
prince sh"t :is well as any of his jonird.
After the eie*:e of levires In the civl!
wans, 1«:V47. the IX»\T
a military weap­
on was entirely laid aside. Ar« hery
derives its name from the bow bein^.
when drawn, in the shape of an ar*h.
Th« Character of a Happy Lift.
H'.»w happy '.b he born or t&u^ht
That Bc-rveth not another's w:H,
Whose armor !s his honest thought
And simple truth his utmost skill.
Whoso passions n--»t his masters are
Whose soul la etilJ prepared for death.
J'ntud unto the world bv care
Of public fame or private breath:
Who envies none that chance doth raise
Nor vice, hath ever understood
How deepest wounds are gjven by praise.
Nor rules of state, but rules uf good:
Who hath hU life from v. mors t:cr-c.
Whose conM'itT.Cf is h:s strong reirr-ai:
Whose stele can either l!at'.cr'-*rs feed
Nor jum make ''ppr-hs'tris ^Veut:
Wr.o God d.Jlh late ard ?a iy pi'&y
More t.'f Ms fCiiue thar ififtrt *. !e:
Af entertains the h«rn*ji»*ta day
Witn a religious hoc! or
This njari is freed from
uf hope- tu ra'.str or fr-nr
Ljid of him.v-eif, thuui^n r.
And, having Jioihiri^. yr
he..d iii tlje
oile -t: in re
i-i in In*
Siagect Bull Moos
'J lie i»ii/fci*•t 1-ul
'.vo.\'i). not "S'-epum: tla
••willy jiuthen-M In
f-os-rvsioi. nf Ji»ij
1! r. Kit1** uf
kinsvi I«\ Ky. Th.» Uiu
J.povuMs ami s*»vi-n fpv
hall' lii::h. rr".*onls
Kh'jw tliis is the Inrj-vsr in
I' '1
There ar- points from which wo can com*
iiic.nd our li'e
•n tho soul .-.weeps the future like a
And rouii:if: thing.*, full frolghtcl with
our fat'*.
.hit out l«rk on the olflnj? of the mind.
"Voting mar: led people." says a chi
liese proverb, "should have their house
built round so discontent ran fi".d :io
corner In It."
He Understood.
The young man wanted
standing before he proposed.
"Can you wash dishes'
"Oh. ye»," said the
wipe 'em':"
lie didn't propose,
an under
he as
girl 'an
l.oiiisville Cull-
What's In a Name'
"Why do you rail 1 Ids lie
yours the Mexican?" asked
"Is it made of Mexican rubber "i Mi.
no'." said tile inventor. "1 rail it that
berav.so it is capabl
revolutions without
11 re 1
or Innumerable
wearing out."
Evidence of Polite Contempt.
"Pa, why do you il«:i insist on my
singing when .Mr. Spoozleton ronies
"Well. 1 don't like that fellow, and
yet I hate lo come right out and tell
hiui to go."—London Tit-l'lts.
Sounded Like That.
"So your oldest boy has joined a
glee club?" "Yes." "What caused
him to take that step?" "I don't
know. Hut. Judging by sound. I sus
pect It must have been melancholia."
—Washington Star.
Watered Stock.
Butts My finances have about
reached the point of saturation.
Nutts—Iteached the point of what?
Butts—The poiut where something
will huve to be soaked.
Describing a Trip.
"Been awuy?"
"Much of a trip?"
"I should say so forty-two post
cards."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
So All Men Are Not Alike
Mrs. 1- lubdtib—My husband goes out
every evening for a little constitu
tional. Does yours?
Mrs. Uuzzler- No: my husband al
»"a 6 keeps It In the house.—Puck.
The news thst A. F. Wilijins has
derided to retire was he ird wit!* nni'-h
reu-ret in lawn tenuis rli-r]t.s. ilt
showed mueli of his old time brilliancy
when winliinir the All Kiisi-nd ehani
pionship at Wiinliledon re ently, anl
he is by ijii ineanv a spent force. He
evidently thinks it Hirer to retire with
hU honors thick upon hiai. and no one
ran bhune liiu:. 'i'.he Xcw Zealander
did l.irilliuiir things when at (.'ani
brii.i^e. and he lia.\- won hoijiirs i'l'ettv
c*il all over the world, and the young
er s«'iieratioii will have •.omctljin^ io
d" j(i 1 his, record.
"lh was disrassin^' t!
le:ilM of whieh
said to the u-lri:
"Vou iw
h-'S I!}.' lie
"'»]. iCe.-incth.
nice way io pp.,
o,!iij- n.
cilo bonds
of huid«.
i.ath nK.
rjrv Wi'i to:
Patient—Say. doctor, do you
a sudden fright would brinj
Doctor—Most certainly.
Patient—Then please bear that
mind when making out your bill.
Qrist From the Sport Mill
Kred (.'Parte, manager of the Pitts
burgh Nationals, tells a story of the
time Hill Hastiner. the first baseman.
was handed his release by the Ixuis
vliie club. Hill is very popular. and
when he was turned lo^se he e»uceiv
ed the Idea of strutting across the lot
with his b:i^-^ i^e. Accordingly he
took up his Mi: valise and walked from
the field in front of the crowd. The
fans cheered their departing favorite. 7ia7endin
Ming out L-iiiilnys, wished film iJnotl
lurk incl it!! that sort .if thin?. Ilast
mcr li ul umiic i!'h is hit th:t he de
cldeO to repiMt the stunt tlic next day.
'I his time, however, he was a.'corded
one ...f the \'e!ie-t roastinL'S ima^iiia
l.ile. He made ii his farewell appear
ance iu earnest.
ier and
me ail
The mir- ut
spa:-e expense
suitable st:.d
step toward nno
the American
d«-!:niio news as
team which will
'what, a
Westminster I
iu ei
o!" polo 1 mil
to acquire
her ffort to win back
io nip. There is 110
the makeup of the
I-IM.SS the Atlantic on
a cup lifting expedition. \. S. P.urk
inaste." and !•'. _M. I'reake will consti
tute the middle 01 the team, and the
former will be captain, it is hoped
that I'aptaih r.esli" I'heape will lie No.
1 and that Captain Ilardress l.loyd
will lie back. Captains Ititson and Hell
1 It* are also mentioned, so polo ex
perts will be aide to judge for them
selves li6w strong the challengers
will be.
Johnny' Kilbane. champion feather
weight of tin- world, is going after
heavier game and is out with a chal-
In a Spirit of Raillery
Doubtful Compliment.
f.'eneral i'nnston tells a story of
soldier In the Philippines who was
nursed through the rire fever. On his
recovery he thanked his nurse like this:
"Thank you very iniirh. ma'am, fer
yer kindTiess. 1 shan't never forgit it.
If ever there was a fallen angel you're
one." Me|i-opolUan Magazine.
Choice of Bait.
First Suffragette—If we want to get
the young girls interested in our meet
ings we must have something to
tract them.
Second Suffragette—Which would
better be—refreshments or men?—Life
Perfectly Natural.
Judge—You say the man died a
urul death? Witness-Yes. your hon
or. "But I thought he was shot."
'So he was. Judge, but he was prac
ticing on the trombone ut the time."—
Yonkers Stutesmun.
The Three Won't*.
"There are three things I would not
do if 1 were rich?"
"Work, wind the alarm cloock aud
grow side whiskers."—Detroit Free
"I suppose you have tried motoring,
Judge? he asked. "Xo, 1 have not,"
replied the judge, "but I've tried a lot
of people who have."—Yonkers States
Two Minds.
Gabbleton—Edison declares that four
hours' sleep per night is enough for
any man. Kidder—By Jove, that is ex
actly what my baby thinks!—Judge.
lenye to fit-ht Ad Wolgast for the lljrht'
weight title.
Kiihaue is confident that he can lie
feat the "Michigan wildcat" and points
to "dupe" tn show that he has an ex
ceSU'nt chance to win from Wolfrast.
'in Sept. 3 if last year lie knocked out
J..e Rivers, the Los Angeles tighter, in
siiteen rounds. He defeated Ahe At
tell iu twenty rounds last February.
Ivilhane says that owing to the pe
the Independence day
battle between Woijrnst and Hi vers he
lielieves his bout with the Mexican
was a cleaner victory than that of
l'iiolu b." Amerieaa Press At'socialion.
Johnny Kilbane and His Favorit«
Wolgasl. Kilbane figures that his vic
tory over Attell is more creditable
than the showing Woigast made in his
bout with tiie former featherweight
champion, which, although it was a r.o
decision contest, was called a draw by
the- scribes.
Kilbane is of the opinion that there
are no more featherweights in sight
for him to conquer and that he is en
titled to a match with Woigast. He
states that he is willing to meet the
"Michigan wildcat" or. any reasonable
terms and will make a side ber 01) th*.
Money on Account.
to tli,.
A woman went into one of tin
in I- rcdunia, Kuu„ and said
•I should like to open an account at
tliis bank, if you pJpuse."
We shall be glad to accommodate
you. madam. What amount do vou
wish tu deposit':"
"Oil. but 1 mean a charge account
such as 1 have a: the dry
1- redonhi lvan.i Herald.
ds store."
cheapest woman I know
"Why do you say that?"
1 he other day we got 011 a car to
gether. and 1 insisted on paying my
own fare, and she let me."—(.'hlcago
mail my letter sure this
"Did you
"Yes. dear."
"Then how did it get out of the malls
and make Its way back on the library
table? "—Baltimore American.
Got the Hook.
"Gadsb.v hadn't been married two
days before his wife turned her back
on him."
"How many hooks did it have?"
Not Alwaye Workable.
Bix—I always go by the motto, "1.
you'd have a thing done well, do it
-Yes. but suppose you want a
hair cut ?—Boston Transcript.
Doesn't Know.
"I see that a judge has decided that
a man needn't give all his pav to hi*
"He doesn't know my wife."—Detroit
Free Press.
Ae Every Womaji Knows.
A wife's hardest tasl: is to convince
her husband that everything Isn't au
ash tray.—Judge's Library*

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