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Went Back On Judson

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Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
September
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

That all is uot perfect tmrmony iu ■the Pingree camp has been long üínown. And now comes a story from the Detroit Evening News, wbich strongly intimates that the redotibtable William Jndsou has been jauuing the governor and carrying ,Ou tbings with a high hand. The story is here given tor what it is wortb tind as an interesting contribution to contBinporary politics. The News says: "Thera is a serióos split in the Piugree political family, and it bas grown to snob proportions that some of the luembers earnestly hope that the old man will hurry home aud pateta up the breach. The Jndson-F,ox-Osboru faction, on the one side, in favor of dabbling with senatorial politics, won't have anythiug to do with the MarshWhite-Suttou-FlowerK contingent ou ,the other side. "The trouble bas been brewing for some time, but did not come to a heaü until last Monday, when Bill Jndson, attempted to hold a conference at Alger's honse without the consent of Alger or anyone elso. Ever since the announcement that Pingree and his friends would support Alger there has been a decided difference of opinión as to the wisdom of meddling in snch a canjpaign. At the time of the annoueeinent the Street rail way agitation was at its highest, and the governor's friends in the city push had no time to devota to state matters. Bill -Judson,Joe Oox and others ot the state crowd, who make their living in politics, managed to get the ear of the old jnan, and it was on their advice that Pingree carne out in snch an uneqnivocal manner for Alger. "From the beginning it bas been huid by the Sntton-White-Marsh-Flowers-Joslyn contingent that a policy which contemplated the atterupted deieat of McMillan for the senate and tne retention of the control of the state organization was suicida!. "Long bëfoie the governor went away this was argued over witn him, but he listened to the advice of "Bill' Jndson and laughed at the apprehensions of his other friends. "Since his departure, the Washtenaw man bas taken matters iuto his on hands, and as a resnlt he bas enoeavored to manage the Alger carupaign. Alger, on the contrary, has decliued to nave anythiug to do with him. Last week Judsou, as the selfappointed manager of Alger, decided that he would hold a meeting of the Piugree politicians at Alger's house, discnss the campaigu aud lay plaus for its future prosecntion. He didu't think it mcessary to confer with Alger on the subject, altbough tne only intimation he bad of Alger's caudidacy was the meeting with him wheu the governor formed the alliauce. He in'Vited Bob Oakman, Secretary Stoue, Chase Osborn, Joe Oox and a few of his cronies, bnt be particularly left out Gen. White aud Gen Marsh, Ooi. Sutton and Mr. Flowers. He had pianued tbat the meeting was to be held at Alger's home on Mondaj" night aad in due time informed the general that his fnends would cali on bim at that time to fis op his campaign. "Gen. Alger was astonished and fora few minutes he played the role of the ice man, while Judson becanie the refrigerator. 'The . Washtenaw statesman was told that there was no necessity for a meeting ; that there was no campaign to talk over ; that if a meeting was to be held Gen. Alger would reserve the right to oall it himself and invite his friends o his house. It is even said that Gen. Alger said more, the substance of which was to the effect that he was seriously tbinking of retiring from the race. He also told Mr. Judsou that he left that nigbt for the east an the meeting was called off. "Later the men who had been given 'tha cold shonlaer by Judson asked for ■an explanation as to why they had been left out of the party and iiot invited to the conferenoe. This explanation was asked by a mutual friend. Judson replied that be only wanted anen who were 'true blue, 'and who were really sincere in the possibility of nis election, This stirred up the worst ort of a rumpus and the Pingree honsehold is in disseusion. The part ■of the political family who don't want to meddle with the senatorial campaigu intímate that the men who are urgiug su active alliance hope to spena sonie of the campaign mouey, while the other íaction intímate treason and faithlessness. "The anti-senatorial push ia dëteruiined to knook out the Judson and Cox contingent, and each party bas written urgent letters to the governor." Yesterday the antis were busy circulatiuug tne rumor that Alger was so sickeued cf political maneouverings that he had absolutely withdrawn frota the race and ttiat Judson and his friends'will be'tosssed in the air.'