NEWS WORTH REMEMBERING

News Worth Remembering SENATOR LA FOLLETTE'S bill, reducing the duties in the "indefensible" Schedule K of the Payne-Aldrich tariff law, was passed by the Senate on July 27 by a combination of...

...The revision of Schedule K will be taken up in conference and it is predicted that a satisfactory bill will be agreed upon and will be passed by both Houses of Congress and sent up to President Taft...
...In an address at E. St...
...His resignation followed his assignment by Senstor Dillingham to membership on the sub-committee charged with an investigation of Senator Stephenson's election in Wisconsin...
...All of the Progressive Republicans except Borah of Idaho and Dixon of Montana and two of the regular Republicans, Nelson of Minnesota and McCumber of North Dakota, voted for the La Follette bill...
...It was reported last week that the Federation also intended to prosecute Detective William J. Burns, who brought about the arrest of McManigal and the McNamara brothers...
...Shields, it has been testified obliged Edward Hines early in the year by looking up several men who had heard conversations relating to Lorimer's election...
...Men who watched the senatorial cam-paign in Springfield, Illinois, in 1909 have told their stories on the stand...
...Elbridge Hancey, counsel for Lorimer, tried in every possible manner to shake the testimony of Keeley, but made a signal failure...
...Louis, Mr...
...It is not known whether he will obey the committee's summons...
...When the vote was taken, therefore, the stand-patters were dumfounded...
...Threats came quickly from the White House that President Taft would veto any revision of the wool schedule in advance of the report of his tariff board...
...The charge of the Lorimer crowd that Keeley had taken up his cudgel in an effort to discredit Lorimer amongst the bankers of Chicago, wasdismissed with a few questions and the editor was left free to tell how he practically was forced by principle to bare the whole scandal connected with Lorimer's election...
...The Chicago editor was enabled by the committee to bring practically every phase of his fight to expose the method of Lorimer's election...
...The bill was approved by a vote of 4832...
...Lorimer Inquiry Progresses In more ways than one the Lorimer investigation in Washington has been progressing during the last ten days...
...Raise Fund for McNamara As the time approaches for the trial of the McNamara brothers, charged with the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times plant last fall, their friends are active in raising a great fund for legal defense...
...Premier Asquith went so far on the 27th as to utte.r an official warning that his country would be forced to interfere if there were indications of any change in the European balance of power in Africa...
...As soon as the reciprocity pact was passed by the Senate, President Taft departed for the golf Links at Beverly with the assurance by Penrose, Smoot and other stand-patters that the work of the session was over and that amendments to the Payne-Aldrich tariff law would be voted down as fast as presented...
...This is war upon predatory business and its lure of lucre...
...The special interests must go out of politics...
...This coup by Senator La Follette was totally unexpected in stand-pat Republican and Administrative quarters...
...spoils system...
...Thirty-five Democrats voted for it...
...second, the destruction of the spoils system, and, third, the elimination of corruption from political life...
...The conservative statesmen of these three nations are making every effort to check an outburst while the radical press is urging the people to take a militant attitude...
...Among the important witnesses of the last few days was James Keeley, general manager and editor of the Chicago Tribune, who, more than any other individual, was responsible for the expose following the election of Lorimer to the Senate...
...The restoration of popular government to the people at the ballot box will destroy at one stroke the spoils system and the corruption system...
...Bailey Resigns Again Senator Bailey of Texas has resigned from the United States Senate committee on privileges and elections...
...The spoils system must go...
...British Lion Alert Complications in the Moroccan situation, which concerns chiefly France, Germany, and Italy, have been brought about by expressions from Great Britain...
...The progressive movement has for its object the accomplishment of three definite results: First...
...State Senator Walter Clyde Jones of Chicago, is the candidate of the Progressive Republicans for Governor...
...the restoration of popular government...
...These three things are intimately related...
...it is a war to destroy the boss and his machine based on the power of patronage and pelf...
...It was the professed object of Shields to see these men before they went before the Illinois investigating committee to give their testimony...
...E. 0. Phillips, a legislative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, told an interesting story of his observations about the time of the elections...
...Jones urged the enactment of rigid laws providing for the referendum, initiative, and recall, a more stringent law regarding direct elections of Senators and national convention delegates, an advisory vote on President, an effective corrupt practices act, strengthening of the bribery laws and civil service law, the short ballot and the destruction of the...
...Most of these narratives emphasize the general impression that money was used to make Democratic legislators see Lorimer in a favorable light...
...Said Mr...
...News Worth Remembering SENATOR LA FOLLETTE'S bill, reducing the duties in the "indefensible" Schedule K of the Payne-Aldrich tariff law, was passed by the Senate on July 27 by a combination of Progressive Republicans and the Democrats...
...With "reciprocity" now out of the way the division between Progressives and stand-patters in Washington is again clearly defined, and the way has undoubtedly been cleared by the passage of Senator La Follette's wool bill for genuine and substantial reductions in the outrageously high schedules of the Payne-Aldrich law...
...Two years ago he happened to be outside the state when the Wisconsin legislative investigating committee desired to discuss certain matters with him...
...Jones: "This is a war to restore popular government...
...L. B. Stringer, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1909 against Lorimer, was one of the interesting witnesses...
...Those who have followed the Lorimer scandal now are anxiously awaiting the appearance in answer to a subpoena, of "Bob" Shields of Superior, Wisconsin...
...The trial has been put off to September and by that time the American Federation of Labor, with two million members, expects to raise a defense fund of half a million dollars by assessing each member twenty-five cents...
...Stringer told the committee how his chances went glimmering from day to day as the Lorimer henchmen closed in on his friends and how all of them finally threw their support to the Republican boss...
...Senator La Follette's successful handling of the wool bill undoubtedly has opened the way to the passage of other amendments to the most notoriously high schedules, including cotton goods, sugar, and iron and steel...
...Charles E. Merriam, the moving spirit in the Progressive Republican League of Cook County, who was narrowly defeated for Mayor of Chicago last spring, is joined with Senator Jones in the fight to restore popular government in the State of Illinois...
...These amendments to the Payne-Aldrich law were presented as amendments to the President's Canadian tariff law, but were all voted down on the ground that the President had threatened to veto the so-called reciprocity bill in case it were amended...
...The spoils system is the forerunner of graft and bribery...
...Meanwhile Germany and France, not to mention Italy, are making valiant efforts to straighten out the situation...
...Progressive Campaign Opens in Illinois On July 29, a campaign was opened in Illinois to deliver the Republican party out of the hands of the machine politicians and "jack-pot" statesmen...

Vol. 3 • August 1911 • No. 31


 
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