Treaty With Columbia

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Treaty With Columbia - TREATY WITH COLOMBIA Is Commercialized, Says...
TREATY WITH COLOMBIA Is Commercialized, Says Poindexter After Beading Attack on Tj K. MECIAL. DIUPAtIh TO TH ESQCIREB. ' Washingtoii. May 29. "The broposed eaty with Colombia appears to have treaty with Colombia appears been wholly commercialised. saia sen- ator Poindexter. of Washington, to-day after reading a printed extract from a , , , , letter which ; Francisco Escobar. Consul- General of Colombia, has written to President for having been "the author ' of Colombia's greatest misfortune. "I receive almost dally circulars, writ- ; ton In a vohemont Anil nreludiced stvle. ' urg.UB wic (i-iwn which proposes that we give Colombia $25,000,000." said Senator Poindexter. the ! only Bull Moose member of the Senate. "I do not think that kind of campaign , Wilis accomplishing the purpose for which : it is apparently intended. I do not think. ; s a. iwo.ii.ci j .i .. wc-w. : n cvc uci ... . the -United States." ; . Senator Poindexter j did not comment i upon Oonsul-General Escobar's letter. : except to remark that It was rather in- i terestinsr that the Consul-General of a I foreign country should attack a former President. "It is plain." said Escobar in his letter to Colonel Roosevelt, "that abuse of Colombia has become an obsession of your mind. And, searching for an explanation of such a psychological disease, I have come to the conclusion that your hatred of Colombia- is born within your conscience wherever and anon riaes the ghost of that fateful November 3. 1903. pointing an accusing finger at the author of Colombia's greatest misfortune." It is not unlikely that the Colombian's open attack on the former Prescient will lead to some sharp comment by friends of the Colonel in Congress. j j j j ! I ! ; , I

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 30 May 1914, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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