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VOLUME 7, NUMBER JQ
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rplIB NIOW YORK HERALD recently Inlor
X viewed a number of prominent men asking,
in their opinion, if Mr. Roosevelt ought to become
u candidate for a tlilrtl term. Thcs Herald sum
marizes (lie vIowm expressed in lliiH way:
Sena lor Cullom rep..), Illinois Yea.
Senator Elklns (rep.), Went Virginia Yen.
Senator Patterson (lem.), Colorado No.
Henry Wallernon (dcm.j, Kentucky No.
Governor llo-h (rep.), Kansas Yes.
George ('. Pardee (rep.), former governor of
Champ Clark (dc:n.), representative, Missouri
John A. T. Hull (rep.), representative, Iowa
Senator Davis (dem.), Arknnsas No.
.Tolin S. Wise (rep.), former congressman of
Virgin I a Yes.
' John A. Sullivan (dem.), representative Massa
Chas. J I. Grosvenor (rep.), representative,
J. Warren Kelfor (rep.), representative, Ohio
W. J. Conners (dem.), chairman New York de
J. N. Adams (dem.), mayor of Buffalo No.
ChaVles A. Towne (dem.), former representative
John Wana maker, merchant No.
C. W. Post, merchant, Battle Creole, Mich.
13. C. Simmons, merchant, St. Louis, Mo. Yes.
H. A. Gnrllold, educator, Princeton, N. J. In
David Starr Jordan, educator, California Yes.
Gold win Smith, publicist. Toronto, Canada-rln
Hussell E. Gardner, publicist, St. Louis, Mo.
D. N. Parry, miuniCacturer, Indianapolis Yes.
, ,. W-lHUmrWri-loiriimn, Inventor, Buffalo Yes.
A. K, McUIure, editor, Philadelphia Yes.
John Burroughs, naturalist No.
Nicholas Semi, M. D., surgeon, Chicago No.
Samuel Untormyor, lawyer, New York No.
Richard Mansfield, actor Yes.
David Wiu'dcliK actor Yes.
rpHE NEWSPAPERS are having considerable to
JL say these days concerning presidential nom
inations for 1008. The Washington correspondent
for Uio New York Times says: "Advices from,
the West, telling cf polls taken of republican mem
bers of legislative bodies, have caused an unusual
amount of speculation today as showing the
strength of Secretary Tart. Everybody has known
that the republicans of the West were demanding
Uie nomination of Roosevelt In 1008, but Washing
ton has believed that the Roosevelt vote could not
1)0 diverted to Secretary Taft. Dispatches say that
the poll taken of the South Dakota legislature,
eliminating Roosevelt from the calculation, showed
a larger vote for 'In ft than for all other republican
candidates combined, and LaFollette ran an easy
second. The straw vote showed: Taft, 4(5; r,a
Follottc, .17; Hughes, 10; Root, 7; Shaw, 7; Fair
banks, 3; Dolllver, 8, and Moody 4. In Nebraska
Taft received .JS votes; Root, S; Beveridge, 7; Fair
banks, 0; Cannon, it; LaFollotte, 3; Cummins, -Dolllver,
2; Hughes, 2. In both legislatures the
republicans declared by practically unanimous
vote In favor of giving the nomination to Mr.
Roosevelt, provided ho would accept it."
DESPITE what the Times correspondent calls
the "juggling and manipulation at Uie na
tional capital" he says that the reports received
from all sections of the country show that the
great masses of the republican party are unwllllii"
to take a backward step in the matter of corpora
tion control as indicated in the policies which have
been urged by the president. It is furthermore
the opinion of this writer that the great bodv of
republican voters have never abandoned the 'idea
that the president could bo induced to accept a re
noinluatlon. This correspondent adds: "Letters
to the Kansas delegation indicate that the people
of that state at the present time are determined'
to send a Roosevelt delegation to the National con
vention. Other delegations from western states
report the same political condition. Supporters of
Mr. Taft hero are convinced that just as soon s
the nation becomes convinced that Mr. Roosevelt
cannot be induced to accept the nomination th
Roosevelt strength will shift to the secretary ot'
war. It 'is recognized here that Uie revelations
made through the investigations of the Interstate
commerce commission will have a far-reaching
effect in strengthening the Roosevelt sentiment
in the republican party. Mr. LaFollette is bound
to be strengthened in the same way, but the con
servatives would gladly turn to Mr. Taft rather
than take Mr. LaFollette. Mr. Hnrrlman appar
ently has played havoc with the plans of the re
actionaries. The railroad interests had entered on
a systematic plan for checking the, anti-railroad
sentiment throughout the country when the Har
' riman explosions occurred. The conservatives in
the senate were congratulating themselves on the
1 regress being made In various states through fav
orite son candidacies, and Mr. Hnrrlman has
kicked the fat into the lire. The members of the
house who must bo re-elected recognize the situa
tion. If it had not been lor the disclosures made
by Mr. Harrlman the ship subsidy bill would have
gone through that body in jig time."
rpITE FORAKBR BOOM is 6n the way. A Jack
JL son, Miss., dispatch to the Cincinnati En
quirer follows: "The negroes of Mississippi and
Louisiana are preparing to do something for Sen
ator Forakor, of Ohio, in the way of delegates to
the national convention. A number of prominent
negro politicians have been talked with in the last
few days, and most all of them seem to be for the
Ohio senator for the presidency. While none of
those talked to will' acknowledge that there is any
concentrated effort among the negroes of the
United States to boom Foraker, letters are being
sent from the North by well known negro politi
. clans asking that the. negroes of the South support
Foraker. The white republicans of Mississippi do
not propose to give up without a struggle, and
they are exncclcd to nut un a stiff fiirht to prevent
Mississippi from sending a Foraker delegation to
the next national convention."
NOT LONG AGO the Cincinnati Enquirer "
printed a story concerning a seven dollar
bill. W. C. Moore, 120 Wentworth avenue, Wyom
ing, Ohio, writes to the Enquirer to say: "Refer
ring to your article under the heading of 'Seven
dollar bill,' in the Enquirer of February 28, 1007,
will say I also have a $7 bill, dated July, 177(5.
The one owned by mo is similar to the one owned
by Mr. Lowry, of Norwood, but must be in a much
better state of preservation, as each side of the
bill is equally plain. The front is similar to your
description. The back of the bill shows In a
bordered square a large maple leaf, above the
words 'Seven dollars,' below 'Philadelphia, printed
by Hall and Sellers, 177G,' the whole surrounded
by a deep border. The word 'Seronabit' is on the
border of seal in front instead of 'Sercnarlt,' as
erroneously stated in your article. You gave the
date as July 4 as that when congress authorized
this bill This is again an error, as date should
bo July 22, 177d. The face of the bill I possess
bears the words 'United Colonies,' also 'Continental
Congress.' You state Mr. Lowry's bill is signed
'William Webb.' I presume this is an error grow
ing out of the condition of the bill, as no such per
son was authorized to sign such bills. The bill
I have came Into my possession through my grand
father, Dr. James Moore, who was born atSads
bury, Pa., August 8, 1701, and has been in rav
possession for over sixty-five years."
C EORGE M. V1CKERS, Philadelphia, Pa., Has
X written a ilflh verse for the Star Spansloj
Banner. The now verso follows:
My Country, for thee, thou hope of the free
My heart thrills with pride and with loyal de
votion: In union of States shall our strength ever be
One ilag and one country from, ocean to ocean
All our rights we'll maintain, all our laws we''i
And our franchise as sovereigns no power slnill
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
pt OLONEL JOHN P. FINERTY, the talented
J editor of the Chicago Citizen, takes the Inter
Ocean to task because of a "hands across the sea"
editorial. Colonel Finerty Insists that the Aiiffio
Saxon in this country are not numerous, adding
"There are of German birth and blood in tho
United States 20,000,000 souls. Tho Irish number
as, many. That makes 40,000,000. There are lo'-
000,000 negroes; the Slavic nations, Poles, Bo
hemians, Russians, etc., are at least 4,000,000;
there are 1,500,000 Hebrews and as many Italians;
there are 2,000,000 Swedes, Norwegians and Danes
and of French (old French and Canadian French)
fully 1,000,000. Then there are Belgians, Holland
ers, Swiss, German-Austrians and others, not le33
than another million. There are, to bo brief, sixty
one million people out of 80,000,000 who are not
'Anglo-Saxon' cither by direct or collateral descent,
and of the 10,000,000 not accounted for only a mis
erably small percentage .are English by blood or
birth. Many renegade Celts, debauched by greed
and ignorance, call themselves Anglo-Saxon. Take
Whitelaw Iteid himself the Eeids are Scotch
Gaete with hardly a drop of Anglo-Saxon blood
(if there is such blood) Jn their veins. BrycJs
real name is MacBryco, often Anglicised to Bry
son. He's as Pictish as a bunch of thistles.'
CONCERNING the expatriation measure pror
posed at the recent session of congress,
Thomas H. Brodwater writes to 'the Paris edition
of the New York Herald as follows: "If It bo
true, as has been stated (see your Open Column
of last Saturday) that a special commission has
been appointed by the state department in Wash
ington (which must mean by and with the consent
and approval of the president and his cabinet) to.
recommend a bill before congress providing for the
expatriation of any American citizen who volun
tarily exiles himself for a period of live years,
and that citizens residing abroad must register
themselves - once a year at the nearest consular,
office, does it not seem strange, in view of the
fact that the supreme court of the United States
has settled this matter by declaring that the power
of congress by the constitution is to confer citi
zenship and not to take it away (beyond whose
decision there can be no appeal except by an
amendment to the constitution), that persons so
high in authority should show so little, knowledge,
of the laws governing this question as tq propose
such a measure, which in itself would be indirect
opposition to the ruling of the highest tribunal
of the country. Tho president might be excusable,
owing to the fact that he has lately been much
worried and concerned as to the welfare of ids
friends in tho far East (see San Francisco), to
say nothing of the little unpleasantness down in
Texas (see Senator Foraker), but for a man oc
cupying the high and responsible position of sec
retary of. state one who professes to be at the
head of his profession law should ever have
conceived such an idea, is not only inexcusable,
but incomprehensible. If, as 1 have stated, this
matter is correctly reported, then, in my humble
opinion as an American citizen, independent in
thought as to politics, I would say that the time
has come, and none too soon, to have not only a
new deal, but at same time an entirely new pack."
Tp XTENSIVE PREPARATIONS are being made
XL for the national peace congress to bo field in
New York, Sunday evening, April 14. Announce
ment sent out by the committee says- "There
will be a great musical consecration service under
the leadership of Mr. Damrosch. Brief addresses
will be made at that meeting by Bishop Potte,"
Cardinal Gibbons, Edward Everett Hale S
others. The congress will be continued through
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the follow
ng week At the meeting on Monday, which wU
bo presided over by Andrew Carnegie, addresses
are expected from James Bryce, tlio-new British,
ambassador Senator d'Estournellos de Constant
tue leader oj the arbitration movement in France
and Count Appouyl of Hungary, one of the for
most statesmen of Europe, ail of whom are to
In this country at the opening of tlie OarneirhV Tn
stitute at Pittsb,rg, on the eleventh of Am i?g Vi
ing the two following days there will be a erett
women's meeting, a meeting of representative of
colleges a meeting for wage-earners a meeting
for business men, and one to consider the S
tlve and judicial aspects of the pTce movement
Some of the speakers at these meetings i wffi h
Hon. R chard Bartholdt, Hon. TheoSore E Burtorf
Hon. William J. Bryan, Samuel GornnrW S
Mitchell, Presidents Charles W HlSS mii
Murray Butler, V7 oodrow Wilsmi, JndavWSS
Jordan Miss Jane Addams, Mrs. Maud Ballhfgton
Booth, Mrs. Edwin D. Moad, and Mrs Anna
in Spencer The principal meetings wUl be held
in Cooper Union and Carnegie HnllT with overflow
and other meetings in different parts of the cit?
There will be one mass mating for school mi-
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