Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, October 21, 1916, Magazine Section, Image 12

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CordRufflmel Recital Company
German. merican Turns Down
Hughes Because of Roosevelt
TI1E music loving people of tUIs community will be favored with a real
liv.it on the iHvnslnii of tlie ooiifoit to lie ulvn liy llie CoiJ-Huuimel
Ite.ltnl Company, a feature nttnn tlou ou the looal Lyreutu course. Iu
tills ui'iiiuiixntiuu tliere is oin-itil a coitililnatlon of four singers ami
Jlaye:s especiully selected to give (lie very holiest type of recital proRratu.
At tha lieail of the orKaniratlon ure Miss Kay Tonl, American goprano
wUo Ins won lame on two continents, In-r Knllsli deliut lielntf with tbe eml
icut tenor. Ben Davies; and Mr. Win. Moino ituinuiel, Internationally known
violinist, whose slumlliitf in musical America was assured In ret-ent conti
nental tour with Nordic. Supporting these two line artists are Henry Kelley,
liarltoue, and Mlsa Yvonne Koniiter, phinlsu
Miss Cord Is a matured slncer. with a voice of silin.li.l ,nmiitv sh h
PIH'nred In America with the Teclllan Society and with the .Minneapolis Sym-.
t""' wK-oeaira. uer iraiutnd uas lieeu with such an old world master
I'aul DelleNke.
Mr. liummel come from a family of artists. His grandfather was tha
illustrious Samuel y. It. Morse, Invenlftr of the teleuruph. Ills great grandfa
tlier. Christian Humuiel, was court conductor at Wleshaden; his father, Fram
ttuuimel, Is the dlstliigulHhed Ucrlln plaulst He Is a finished violinist
Henry Kelley, baritone, Is destined to be reckoned as one of tha musical
ulara who owe their introduction to American audiences to tha Lycautn. Ha la
a aluger of real ability.
Miss Yronne Konluer, pianist, is a brilliant young Frcuchwomaa, a old
aaedal wluuer at tha Conservatory of l'aris.
These Artists Will Open the Salem Lyceum
Course Monday Night at the Armory
(The Fatherland, (icriuun-Ainciicun
Orgn n).
In pursuit of his diabolical policy,
Mr. Konsevelt continues to uliennto vot
ers from Mr. llulies by denouncing war
with (ierniHiiy. Jlis recent speeches in
Michi)iiu permit of no other interpre
tation. Hoes Mr. Hughes realize that
Theodore Uoosevelt represents no one
save himself I The progressive conven
tion in Chicago was an empty shell. If
there had been a fighting chance for
Uoosevelt, he would have entered the
fray. He realized fully the pitiful spec
tacle he made of himself when he wait
ed, waited, at Oyster Bay, his grip pack
ed for the call that never came. Uoose
velt could bring nothing to tho Hughes
cuiup except a lieritnge of hate and a
Mr. Roosevelt deliberately seeks to
estrange from Hughes the vote of those
who believe in penco and the vote of
those who believe in fair play. If con
trary to his calculations, Hughes should
be elected, Uoosevelt will claim all the
credit and attempt to domineer the
Hughes administration iu the same ruth
less manner in which he attempted to
dictate to Mr. Taft. If he fails to
dominate Mr. Hughes, he will set out to
wreck his administration. If, on the
other hand, Hughes is defeated, he will
point out triumpliaiitlv to the republi
can party that no republican except
Theodore Eoosevclt can hope to carry
the country.
It is time for Mr. Hughes to cry
halt to this treacherous ally. 'Every
speech of Roosevelt ' costs Hughes 10,
000 votes. The election will be close:
that Is the opinion of all experienced
observers. All tho newspaper polls point
in this direction. If only a few hun
dred thousand of those voters who can
not stomach Wilson, but are equally un
able to accept a Hughes dominated by
Mr. Roosevelt, stav at home, as one Ger
man pnper in St. I.ouis suggested, or
vote for the socialist candidate, not be
cause they are socialists, but as a matter
of protest, the chances of Charles F.vans
Hughes are exceedingly slim. Let Mr
Hughes ponder the fact that every can
didate endorsed by idr. Roosevelt in the
last four years has gone down to de
feat. Mr. Roosevelt's talent as a mischief
maker appears again in his letter pub
lished iu conjunction with the biography
of John Hay In which he accuses Ger
many of having plotted to obtain a
permanent foothold in Venezuela. In
view of Mr, Roosevelt's doubtful repu
tation tor veracity, we refuse to accent
his word without corroboration. Hut no
doubt this is the sort of thing that he
whispered into the ear of Charles Kvans
Hughes when he dined with him at the
Astor. F.ven from Roosevelt's own sta
tement, it seems clear that Knglaml,
while goading Germany into a violation
of the Monro Doctrine, had assured the
I'liited States behind Germany's back
of her neutrality in case of conflict.
Presumably the entire matter was mere
ly a British intrigue.
We arc surprised that Mr. Roosevelt
should have swallowed this story so eas
ily in view of his statement that when
he became president he hated the Eng
lish so much that he had to make a vow
to himself not to permit his hatred of
Great Britain to influence the conduct
of his official duties. This statement
was made by Mr. Roosevelt to a 'group
of German-Americans whom, if Mr.
Uoosevelt 's memory should fail him, we
cun mention by name. It was made iu
the presence of a high German official.
Presumably Mr. Roocevelt, at another
occasion, told a British official and a
group of Anglo-Americans the reverse,
and assured them that his dislike of
Germany was so intense that he had
difficulty in restraining himself from
rushing into war with the kaiser. If
I he made such a statement, he no doubt
told tho truth if we may judge of tho
past in the light of the present. It is
possible, however, that Mr. Roosevelt
; hates the British as well as the Ger
I mans, for Roosevelt loves no one but
, himself. He has sacrificed every one
of his friends he ever had in the world.
I He betrayed his German friends. He
betrayed the Progressive party, as in
l his heart, if not in fact, he has already
betrayed Charles Kvans Hughes.
Congressman Says
President Is Neutral
Excerpt from Sceeh of Hon. Charles
I.icb, of Indiana, in the house of repre
sentatives, Tuesday, July 18, 11U0.
j!r. I.icb. Mr, Speaker, I was born
i in Germany. At the age of 14 years I
;came to the United States in response
jto a youthful conviction that freedom
iuid success could be realized here as iu
i no other land. I stood as in the presen
ce of God and swore allegiance to the
land of my adoption. I did so without
the least misgivings as to the wisdom
; of my decision to give up all national
ties with the country of my birth, there
by unalterably easting my lot with the
greatest nation in the world, the United
States. (Applause.) Kever to this day
have I wavered in my conception of
duty to the country of my adoption.
Never have I allowed myself to be in
fluenced by any other motive than th t
involving loyalty to the United States.
To-day I speak in the presence of re
presentatives of every section of the re
public. I seek with' honest intent and
! purpose to express my -humble convic
tions of the duties of all those claiming
citizenship under the flair of all flags.
I I sincerely trust that whatever I
might say will mft be considered as hav
jtions, for I am not a candidate for of
ling conection with any political ambi
j f ice, and I so informed my constituents
; soon after I took my oath of office for
a second term in congress.
Therefore, I feel obliged and justified
iu discussing freely every phase of the
war situation as it concerns the neu
trality of the United States and the
! wisdom of the policies of Woodrow Wil-
Xo man has had greater trials as
President of the United States than
Woodrow Wilson, with the possible ex
ception of Abraham Lincoln. In the
midst of these great problems it must
ho admitted that our president has main
tained a splendid poise. Oh, that the
rulers of Europe had displayed one-half
the patience and levelheadedness as
that which has been characterized the
bearing of Woodrow Wilson in steering
his country safely through one great
crisis after another. And where is there
a dignity in the United States today
who could have matched with tho dip
lomatic sagacity and courage of our own
lender in dealing in matters of interna
tional significance?
In the crisis he faced the president
should have had the hearty support of
every man, woman and child in Ameri
ca. For it developed that Mr. Wilson
pursued exactly the right course. Any
other attitude of the president would
have plunged us either into war or pro
longed the submarines controversy. ICo
matter what other construction may be
put I say that Germany's answer was
an open admission that Wilson was not
only right, but fair- Another president
might have gono to war with Germany
without sending any kind of note. And
we all ought to thank God that there
was a Woodrow Wilson in the White
House to withstand the pressure of the
war seeker, ou the one hand and the
war partials on the other. Wilson's
course was tho middle road, and he
fearlessly too., that road. We have all
much to be thankful for for that as true
Americans and with allegiance to one
flag, nnd one flag only.
The coming of the Deutschland was
nothing else but nn admission that the
United States government has been
within its rights in permitting mer
chant vessels to carry good to the allies.
For if Germany takes goods out of this
country to be used in the manufacture
of its guns, it certaiuly does not believe
the United States could honorably pre
vent the allies from doing the same
thing. If Germany counld turn the tab
les on the allies in the blocade situa
tion, it of course would have a distinct
advantage, but because the advantage
has been on the other side all along is
no indication that the administration
has been unneutral or unfair to Ger
many. .
The reception given the Deutschland
crew in Washington proved distinctly
that neutrality really exists in tha seat
of our government. " And conversely it
disproves the theory that there is any
hostile feeling here in official quarters
toward the Imperial German government.
German-American Leader
Says Hughes Not Sincere
Wedding Invitations, Announcements
and Cal'jng Cards Printed at tha Jour
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Ratea: 50e, 73c, $1, $1.50 per day
Dubuque, Iowa. Oct. 21. A profound
sensation has been created here, the f
home of a large German-American po
pulation, by the publication of a state
ment by a prominent citizen of German
birth in which he points out with great
clearness and force how the republican
party, in its attempt to defeat Fresi
dent Wilson, is boldly using the Gorman-Americans
as a catspaw.
The author of this statement is Rev.
W. Helueke, who for years was pastor
of St. John's Lutheran church -in this
city nnd who now is in business in New
York citj'. Rev. Mr, IIeinel; while a
resident of Dubuque was chairman of;
the German press committee of the Ger-1
man Kmbargo conference, us well as of
tne (.tcrniau tied Cross or Dubuque. He
was recognized here as a leader of Ger
man thought and for a long time was
severely critical of President Wilson.
Coniesses He Misjudged Wilson.
"Now," he says, "i for one am not
ashamed to confess t-luit I have mis
judged the president "
"We misjudged President Wilson's
position in this world conflict," says
Mr. Heineke in beginning his state
ment, "assuming it to be pro-English
and un-American. Naturally, we iden
tified his actions with those of the
pro-British press, every utterance of
which appeared to the German-American
element of reflect the mind of our
"Republican party interests have not
been slow to make capital out of this
state of affairs and to work the German-American
vote for all it is worth,
assisted by the German language press.
Iu the hent of the controversy we ov
erlooked entirely that the republican
party, if it had been in power, and con
taining the most pronounced anti-German
elements of America, of the type
of Cabot Lodge, Elihu Root and Robert
Bacon, probably already would have our
country driven into an alliance with
EnglnncLaud into war with Germany.
Roosevelt Contemptuous of Germans.
"What a howl that staunch support
er of republican Candidate Hughes,
Mr. Roosevelt, set up against President
Wilson for his failure to take action
against Germany on account of the 'in
vasion' of Belgium nnd, especially for
not promptly declaring war after the
Lusitania disaster.
"If ever anyone made a point to
show his contempt for German-Americans
and to wilfully misinterpret their
stand for impartial neutrality, it cer
taiuly was Theodore Roosevelt, And
he takes the stump for Mr. Hughes,
and, after he made that wild Maine
speech denouncing everything German
iu Rooseveltiau fashion, he is made the
receipient of a congratulatory message
from the republican candidate.
What Would Have Happened.
"If after these disclosures of the
real sentiment in the republican ranks
toward the German-Americans they
still cannot see where to get off, they
never will. In the hands of these meii.
the United States today would not be
peacefully pursuing her undisturbed
course, but would be engulfed in tua
vortex hat hns swallowed almost all
of the world powers. With these mea
in the government of the United States
the hard-pressed German nation could
not hnv arrived at a peaceful solution
of the difficulties arising between Ger
many and the United States out of Eng
lish aggression.
"I harbar no resentment against tha
president now. I feel that for many:
things said aad written against him
the German-American citizens owe hica
an apology. Our criticism of his actions
and motives has at times passed all
bounds or discretion.
No Proper Allowances Made.
"No allowances were made for the
difficulty of the international prob
lems he had to wrestle with, no at
tempt was made to understand his mo
tives. He wns set down ns a man
whose sympathies wore all British, not
"None of the pro-ally republican
press doubts for a moment that Hughea
is just as pro-ally as his spokesman,
Roosevelt. I wonder that the Germaa
language press fails to take' notice o
these facts, which tell all German-Americans
in plain language, as plain as caa
be, thnt the republican party intends ta
use the German vote merely as a cats
paw in this campaign.
"I fear when the game is up Ger
man voters will regret to see that thej"
have been 'sold-' In the hands 6(
Hughes nnd the republican party tho
issues the German-American stood foe
will be handled in rongh-ridei; fashion,
and, what is more, America's hitherto
wise and peaceful course will be put im
the gravest danger."
The fourth annual corn show will be
held at the progressive town of St.
Paul on Saturday, November II. There
is every indication that there will ba
a big exhibit. All places of business)
will be closed from 1:30 to 4 o'clock.
At 2 o'clock there will be an interest
ing program and addresses by O. M.
Plummer of North Portland Livestock
Reporter, who will speak of relations
'of corn and livestock a lecturer fro
the Oregon Agricultural College; D. C.
Freeman, head of the publicity depart
ment of the Oregon Electric railway;
E. E. Faville of the Western Farmer,
and Luther J. Chapin, former county
agriculturist, will give instruction o
seed corn selecting and testing. At 4
o'clock there will be a tu gof war, foot
races and pony races on the main street
The committees are:
Reception J, K. Smith. J. N. McKay
R. E. Kirk, Dr. K. E. Delaney, Aloia
Sports C. E. Barnard, A. J. Rick,
Gerge F. Colclazier.
Ladies Mrs. John Davidson. Mrs. J.
C. Kummer, Mrs. J. S. McDonald, Misa
Irene Merten.
Arrangements Peter McDonald, B.'
M. Kretcher. E. R. Nelson, D. L. an da
Wide. L. L. Ernst, Lome Kirk.