1913.10.29 Craig supports Puterbaugh
' LEWIS ASSURES PlilDELL RUSSIA!! EMBASSY IS MS Senator Tells Editor the Protests by Wood and Craig Will Not Move President - POLITICAL MEETINGS HERE BT . CUARLES H. WHEELER. The protest of Secretary of State Harry Woods and friends of Associate Justice Charles C. Craig of the Illinois Supreme court against the appointment of Harry M. Pindell of Peoria to the EC Petersburg embassy will arall them naught, according according to United Btatea Senator James Hamilton Hamilton Lewis, who is In Chicago for a stay of sereral days. ' Senator Lewis held conferences with a horde of office-seekers office-seekers office-seekers In his office In the Continental and Commercial National Bank building yesterday. . Among the callers who were summoned to the office by the Senator was Mr. Pindell. . to whom the assurance assurance was glren that the President and Secretary of State Bryan would not listen to the political protests from Illinois against the proposed appointment. - -. -. A bitter fight has been made oa Pindell as the result of the recent -judicial -judicial campaign campaign In the Fifth Supreme "court district. Mr. " Ptndell's offense was the support of Judge Leslie D. Puterbaugh, the . Republican Republican candidate, on the ground of fitness, ability and unimpeachable character. , (t rrORTEO PITERBArCII. " As owner of the Peoria Journal Mr.. Pindell Pindell did his best to aid the candidacy of Judge Puterbaugh In opposition to Colonel Craig, the Democratic candidate, and Arthur Arthur H. Shay, the Bull Moose candidate. Protests were lodged with President Wilson Wilson and Secretary Bryan at the time, and since the election Secretary of State Woods and bis friends bare been exceedingly acrimonious acrimonious and bitter In their opposition to Mr. Pindell. Senator Lewis delivered a reassuring message to Mr. Pindell yesterday. .The latter latter was told not to lose any sleep oa account' account' of the. letter of protestforwarded by Secretary Woods.- Woods.- Mr.- Mr.- Pindell was gWen to understand that as soon, as the CsST had returned to hla capital at 8t Petersburg the usual diplomatic courtesies would be observed and Mr. Pindell would be sent oa his way rejoicing. ... . - "According to my information. said Mr. Pindell at the close of the, conference, "the Czar Is sojourning temporarily in one of the provinces, and Until be returns to the capital ao further representations will be made. -This -This course Is followed as a matter matter of courtesy to the Russian ruler. As soon as be returns to St Petersburg. I am told, the matter will be quickly adjusted." Another caller on Senator Lewis was Wil , 1 !