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The White Elephant of Siam ONE of the biggest fakes


The real sacred white elephant ;

from a sketch made on the spot ever concocted laughable a story as ever has been told! P. T. Barnum perpetrated it, and an unsuspecting public, loving to be fooled, fell for it. You know the white elephant of the East - sacred keeper of the spirits of royalty

of royalty — himself a dweller in regal palaces - with retinues of priests and servants ! There was Barnum's offer $250,000 for the loan of the elephant for a year -- priests, attendants

, etc.! What happened, how a ruse was invented, its success, are told in the remembrances of Charles Mayer's circus days, in


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nearly a fifth of the population of progressive wing of the Republican GOES THE COUNTRY"

Maine. But woman suffrage was re- party in the State ; but there are indiNHE Maine election took place on sponsible for most of the increase in cations in the opposite direction. The September 13 for the purpose of Republican strength.

man chosen as the Republican nominee choosing a Governor and State The old adage, “ As Maine goes for Governor, John J. Blaine, was Auditor, a State Legislature and county goes the country,” is hardly true unless, once a Stalwart, once a Progressive, officers, as well as four Representatives in the September State election a plu- once a Wilsonite, and has now been the at Washington. Of the present Repre- rality of some 15,000 is obtained. This candidate of Senator La Follette and sentatives, all Republicans, three were year's record of over four times that of the Non-Partisan League. It seems candidates for re-election. The can- figure encourages Republican managers to be, as a correspondent of The didates for Governor were Colonel to assert that the National election bas Outlook in Wisconsin states it," Frederic H. Parkhurst, Republican, already been practically decided. of fifty-fifty-and the two fifties do not former chairman of the Republican

mix well.” Apparently, as this correState Committee, and Bertrand McIn

spondent states, “Non-partisanship tyre, Democrat, defeated by Governor THE PRIMARY RESULTS

has “ grafted itself into the Republican Milliken two years ago. IN WISCONSIN

party in Wisconsin, and Republican The chief issue of the election, for the n the popular primaries on the 7th politicians, after making a mighty fuss, first time in sixty years, was not liquor;

will probably end by accepting the new the Eighteenth Amendment has now set- dates were conspicuous, all nominated branch as an integral part of the party tled that. Nor was it wholly the League for the United States Senatorship- system-at least for this campaign.”

-' of Nations, although that was a strong Irvine L. Lenroot in Wisconsin, George The defeat in Wisconsin of Mr. Esch, factor. The issue was Wilsonism in

gen- H. Moses in New Hampshire, and Representative from a Milwaukee diseral—whether voters do or do not want Thomas E. Watson in Georgia.

trict, joint sponsor with Senator Cumto continue the kind of Administration Wisconsin has been for a number of mins for the Railway Reorganization we have had during nearly eight years. years a center of political experiment, Act, would seem to indicate a protest

a The result shows that Maine folks are and has furnished more than its share of

against that Act. The fact, however, more “ het up” about it than about distinguished and interesting men and that Mr. Lenroot voted for the Act and any issue ever before them; for the measures. Among those who rose to has made political capital out of the Republicans defeated the Democrats influence during the early period of fact indicates that the protest does not by over 65,000—nearly 20,000 more La Follette's influence was Irvine L. come from the State at large. than the previous Republican record. Lenroot. He was elected to Congress The Republican nomination will this It was a stunningly “solemn referen- as a Representative. He has, however, year at least probably prove equivalent dum."

never been a mere echo of Mr. La to election. While Republicans were confident of Follette. Six years ago he became Mr. victory, they could not anticipate such La Follette's associate in the Senate. THE PRIMARY RESULTS an avalanche because of uncertainty as His independence has earned Senator IN GEORGIA to two elements—the women's vote and La Follette's animosity. His nomina- HILE Mr. Lenroot's war record the French vote. During recent years tion, therefore, is an indication of a

in the Senate was marred by his French Canada has been the source of defeat for the radical elements in the vote for the McLemore resolution




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