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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1912.
Five Nominees Will Make j
The Race For President!
t Democratic, Republican, Pro
I gressive, Socialist and Pro
I hibitionist Candidates.
Dy JAMES A. EDCERTON.
THERE will bo flvo candidates
for president before tlve voter
this year, a full hand Wood
row Wilson, Democrat; Wil
liam Howard Taft, Itoirobllcau; Theo
floro ltooievolt, Progressive; Eugene
Victor Debs, Socialist, nnd Eugene
Wilder Chnllu, Prohibition. Most of
UwRC aro old friends, ns Governor
Wilson is tho only ot of tho number
Uiat lias not bocn n nominee for presi
dent before. Itoosevelt ran ns tho lie
publican cnudidatc In 1004, Taft as the
Republican candidate In VXti, Gitalin
as tbe Inhibition candidate In UK)S
nnd Dctw as the Socialist candidate In
1000, 10O1 and 1003. Running for pres
ident gots to bo a habit with some
Thesa flvo candidates give tlw voter
a wide rnnpo of cholee, varying all the
way from the water wagon to the
band wagon. Of course there may le
a dlllcreitoe of opinion as to which
candidate Is driving the ltand wagon,
but this is ns it should Ik?, for if we
knew to a certainty the contort would
Uncle Sam's Full Hand, t
Which One of the Five
Will Take the Trick?
scales at nearly twice as much ns his
Democratic opponent or ho docs, that
Is, if the scales don't break.
in this age of divorces and complex
marifeU relations It may tw worth
while to noto that nil of these candi
dates for our highest otllco are happily
married and nre men of clean lives,
showing that whatever wo as n peo
ple practice, wtr Ideals are still right,
and we cIxhwo ns our representatives
men wlto live up to tltoto Ideals.
At Home on the Stump.
All five of Ukmo candidates aro nat
urally onVctlvo campaigners. If wo
had orators nowadays, which merci
fully we have not, soino of them might
even le clawed under that bond. Yet
they are better speakers titan tlto old
school conventional typo of orator who
used elocutionary arts, twisted the ea
gle's tail and talked for effect Those
leaders of today speak directly and
simply, telling whnt they mean In the
language understood by tltc average
man. Nearlr everybody lfas beard one
or more of these candidates, not a few
the Uvea of these men or nt lonst ot
pome of them by heart. To glvo a
biography of President Taft or Colonel
Roosevelt for example, would be like
praising tlve nun or eulogizing tho Al
mighty. Painting the lily, gliding re
fined gold or cnrrylng coals to Newcas
tle would not be a marker to such a
performance. Wilson, Chnlln nnd Debs
aro not so woll known, perhaps, but
encyclopedias nre in common use and
time and fqutco arc precious.
It is enough to say of Mr. Challn that
ho has boon prominent In the Good
Tempters, having Ucn head of the or
der In two states and a prominent na
tional ofllclal, Uiat he is n practicing
lawyer, that lie was suteriutondeut of
the Washlngtonlnu home in Clilcngo.
candidate for congros, for attorney gen
eral of two states nnd govenior of Wis
consin on the Prohibition ticket, nuthor
of "Mviw of tho Presidents." "tJnooln,
the Man of Sorrow," "Wnshlngton ns
a Statesman" and other liooks, and a
man who says he was never sick a day
and can turn handsprings and do the
same nthletic stunts at fifty-nine thnt
he did no n loy.
Debs Once In Jail.
As for Debs, he started as a locomo
tive fireman, -was salesman for a whole
sale grocery house, city clerk of Terre
Hants, member of the Indiana legis
lature, Fecretary-trcaaurer of the
Brotltcrltood of Locomotive Firemen,
president of tltc American Railway
unkm. in which capacity ho conducted
tlte famous Chicago strlko nnd was put
In Jull for his pains, helped organize
the Socialist party and Is leading it
now for tlie fourth consecutive time.
G rover Cleveland was originally
christened Stephen Grover, amputating
IN HER STOMACH
FOR NEARLY A YEAR.
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 copyright 1312, by American Press Association.
1, ROOSEVELT; 2, TAFT; 3, WILSON;
No. 0 copyright by Bundy.
4, CHAFITT; 5, DEBS.
It Clawed, Crawled nnd Even Croaked,
Washington Woman Asserts,
A live frog that .-"-awled and clawed
nnd croaked lived for nearly a year iu
the stomach of Mrs. L. V. King of
After reducing the woman to n liv
ing .skeleton the frog was finally ex
tricated by physicians with a largo
The frog Is now preserved In alco
hol. It measures all told about seven
As n tadpole It was swallowed by
Mrs. King In well water last August.
Weeks passed lioforo the woman real
ized there was some living creature in
her stomach. She consulted doctors,
but they laughed at her.
Last spring the frog, now reaching
to Its full growth, began to climb Into
her throat and nearly suffocated her,
mid several times she fainted with
Two months ago, Mrs. King declares,
the frog began to croak. She distinct
ly heard it many times, nnd her rela
tives bear her out. She went to a hos
pital, nnd the frog was pumped out of
Its hiding place.
The frog lived ten minutes In a tub
of water, it croaked nnd sang Just
like any "regular frog." Then It died
According to physicians, tills is the
lirst time on record that any creature
of tlie proportions of this frog lias ever
lived In n human stomach for the pe
riod of eleven months.
"Why does tho woman tako tho
namo of tho man sho marries?"
"Well, sho takes everything else,
so sho might nB well tako that, too."
ASK ANY HORSE .
' Sold ft j daalorm avcrywhar-a
Tke Atlantic Refining Company
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Offlcc: Second lloor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwln's drug storo,
PREFERS HOME TO POLITICS.
Mrs. Hamilton's Five Children Make
Her Refuse Assembly Nomination.
"My advice to woman," said Mrs.
A, L. Hamilton, wife of a former as
sistant superintendent of schools In
Pasadena, Cat, "is to keep out of pol
ities until their babies are grown up.
Women should t'ike nn Interest in vot
ing nnd affairs of state, but let that
interest bo passive until the little ones
at home are able to care for them
Mrs. Hamilton, who was formerly
prosldent of the state mothers' con
gress find at present is head or the
southern district of the organization.
refused tlie prohibition nomination for
the assembly, declaring her duty was
first to her children and her homo and
not to the state. She is the mother of
five children, and if she were elected
to tho assembly would be absent from
homo for many months of the year.
This fact decided her to refuse the
"I will neglect my homo for nothing
on earth," salu Mrs. Hamilton. "As
one of the leaders in tlie mothers' con
gress, I could not consistently sacrifice
my homo duties for a political position."
loso Interest and no one could place
beta. Nobody gets excited over a
horse race that Is a dead suro thing.
When a man gots into tho election
booth alone with his God and a stub
pencil he can bo thankful that lie has
a list of such able citizens to pick
from. Of course four of them will not
bo elected, but dout tell nny of them
beforehand that bo la to bo ono of tho
rejected, for lie would not believe It
There Is something about running for
president that makes every nominee
harbor tho secret notion that ho la tho
people's chosen nnd anointed.
All Physically Fit.
In tho matter of ago the candidates
nro well bunched, all of them In the
fifties. Itoosevelt is fifty-three. Taft
fifty-four, Wilson fifty-five,' Debs flfty-
ty-slx and Chafln fifty-nine. Physical
ly, tliey are all In tlw pink ol condi
tion, ns befits men with Buch a foot
race ahead. Of tho flvo three aro col
lege men, Taft Itoosevelt and Wilson,
nnd tlireo aro writers of books, Itooec
velt, Wilson nnd Chnlln. Strangely
enough, these tlireo aro writers of his
tory. In tlie matter of pastimes, Taft
and Wilson play golf, Itoosevelt plays
tennis and several other things, Cha
fin is sotnetlrlng of an athlete, and
Debs well, Debs' pastimes aro run
ning for president and making Social
Tlrreo of the candidates llvo in the
ftiito in which each was bonv-Taft in
Ohio, Debs In Indiana and Itoosevelt
in New "York. Wllsoc was born In Vir
ginia, practiced larw in Geongia and now
hails from Now Jersey, while Chnlln
vms born in Wisconsin, hailed from
Illinois whcn4 ran for president four
yoars ago and now lives In Arizona.
Dobs Is the tallest of tho five, meas
uring about six foot Tho others aro
of mcdUun height, Wilson being about
five foot eleven. All aro of good
wclcht, although Mr. Taft tips tho
havo heard all of them, for thoy have
been campaigning or locturlng for the
past twelve or fiftoon yoars, and some
of them longer. Chafln is a Chautau
qua lecturer, Debs was a labor advo
cate before ho took up socialism, Wil
son has boon gpenMng before college
societlos aitd learned and civic bodies
for many yoars, while ItoowovcH and
Taft havo mode enough whirlwind
tours of tlie oonntry to give a largo
part of tho populacu a chance to poo
and hoar tltom in action. Ono of the
refreshing things about those 1012 can
didates Is tliat they aro all eimplo and
frank. Tltero is Mttlo of tho old polit
ical trick of concealing tlioaghts, bal
ancing statements and befogging tho
Issues, Tito American people will not
stand for Uiat sort of thing now.
They would rather a speaker should
mako breaks tlian lack In candor and
directness. Tho public wants straight
from tlte shoulder utterance without
poses or trimmings.
Putting asldo partisan bias and look
ing at these candidates simply as men,
they are u gratifying exhibit of Ameri
canism. Democratic institutions nro a
distinct success when they produce
such lenders. Clean morally, mentally
and physically, ready to glvo utterance
to. .the faith tltnt Is in tfiem and to fight
for their principles, idealists and yet
practical men of affairs, these candi
dates rellcct credit on our national
character and aro of the best typo of
American gentlemen. Tito most grati
fying thlny ubout them is that'they nre
typical, not geniuses removed from tho
crowd, but expressing the average man
at Ida lxKrt. The genius hus his plat,
but not in exocutivo position. The
need there is for common sense, hon
esty, public spirit and level beaded.
well balanced character.
This is not a biographical sketch.
the Stephen with his own hand. In
llko manner Woodrow Wilson was
nainod Thomas Woodrow, but shed the
Thomas as excess baggage- By the
was, have yoo-overobeerred that most
of tiic presidents of tho United States
bow had but ono fropt namoS Fact:
Dssw your own lnfercitae, Ae to Wll
saafe-ourocr, ho -was tho eoa af n mm
inter, was educated ot Prtnooton and
Jotoa Hopkins, was processor of political-ooooomy
In two or throo colleges,
president of Princeton, governor of
Now Jerney where lie licked the bosses
in Ida own party, wrote several books
on history and iKtlltlcal economy nnd Is
Just nlxxit now tho most observed man
In tills republic.
Taft and Roosevelt
Then there are Taft and Itoosevelt,
mow familiarly known as Bin and
Teddy, whose careers, as before re
marked, everybody knows forward and
Tho colonel lias Ixxrn n cowboy, po
lloo commissioner, civil service reform
er. rough rider, mighty hunter, histo
riun, fniHiul naturalist, founder of
now ixirty, contributing editor and orlg
Ii tutor of, tlw Ananias club.
Mj. Tuft has held appointive offices
nl mot continuously since Ito left law
school, among otltere being county
prooocutor, stato judge, federal Judge,
Internal rovemio collector, governor,
Bocrotnry of war, far traveler, pacifica
to of Wands, poiteo advocate nud
nvm ulio could do some rather hard
figbttug when driven luto a corner.
Which ono of these llvo will lie tho
itoxt iwosidenjt of tlte United States?
WoX, dear voter, that is for you to nay,
novo is the list, and it is u pro My fair
lift ot that 'Jiko your pkk.
wouldn't tell you which ono will bo
afctctod If I knew, which I do not,-al
thouati I may be vain enough 'to think
1 do. In the languago of tho classics,
That is not needed. Most peoplo know Jear roter, it is up to you,
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END TO ALL FIGHT PICTURES.
Taft Will Sign Bill Forbidding Inter
state Traffic In Films.
Prizefight moving pictures became n
thing of tho past m the United States
when the bouse passed the senate bill
prohibiting the transportation of sncli
moving picture films between the vari
ous states and territories or from for
Heavy fines for violation of the pro
posed law are fixed by tho bill. The
president, said to be in complete sym
pathy with tbe legislation, is expected
to affix his signature to the measure.
Southern members of congress were
especially interested in the proposed
law because of the race feeling stirred
up by tho exhibition or the Jetrnes
Johnson moving pictures in their sec
tion of tbe country. Senator Simmons
of North Carolina and Itepresentntive
Sims of Tennessee pressed tho bill In
the senate nnd House.
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People who demand a maximum of
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One Piece Dresses In White, Figured
Lawns, Pique and Linen.
Kimonas, House Dresses, Wrappers,
Stylish and Cool for Hot Days.
Dust and Traveling Coats of
Fine Wool and Linen.
Children's Summer Dresses for Dress, Traveling and play
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GOV. WILSON'S APPLE TREE.
H Will Replace the One Under Which
Lee Surrendered to Grant.
Tbe famous old apple tree near Ap
pomattox Court House, Va., under
which Leo surrendered to Grant, long
slnoe carried awny piece by piece by
souvenir hunters, is to lie replaced by
a tree planted by Governor woourow
Colonol George A. Armes, U. S. A.,
owner of the Appomattox farm, made
a visit to Governor Wilson with the
news that the Democratic presidential
nomlnoe hns nccejited nn invitation to
visit tlie historical place to plant the
new tree within tho next few weeks.
It Is expected that tlie trip to Vir
ginia will lie made with a party in
cluding a number of senators and rep
resentativefl and that n visit will bo
paid to Montlcello, Jefferson's home.
POSTOFFICE CHECKS CRIME.
1,003 ArreMed For Filching $120,000,000
Slnoe Postmaster General Hitchcock
instituted the policy of putting in Jitll
men wJto use tho malls to defraud tho
totol number of arrests up to tho close
of Inst fiscal year, Juno 30, was 1.0C3,
and tho amount of money filched by
these criminals from tho American peo.
plo is conservatively estimated at more
Tho number of Indictments secured
was 1tTT. Dour hundred and eighty-
two pcrsojw have been convicted, and
C74 ;uvh h nwmtmg trial.
Destruction of Wild Animals.
Tho groatost destruction of wiUT-nni
mol tn tho history of Siberia was
caused kwt yohr by tlte requirements
of fnshlon. Tho returns for the fur
taado. S-L0O0.00O, exceeded those of
1010 by 8500,000.
Do You want Electric Lights
in your home, boarding house or hotel,? If so we
will put them in. Let me know how many and I
willtell you what it will cost. Electricity beats
Dean Home Electric Lighting Plant
Our storo in the Gramhs Building, is lighted by It. Let us show it to
Reo the Fifth, Ford and Brush
John Deere Sulky Plows, Success Manure Spreader,
Hoosier Grain Drills, Dain Vertical Lift Mower,
Ireland Wood Saw, Kant Klog Hand Sprayers,
The Famous "New Way" Air Cooled Engine,
L W. GAMMELL