An item of world-wide interest is reported from Washington in
Thursday's Times. A meeting between President Taft and Mr. Roosevelt in Baltimore on Wednesday—the third meeting since Mr. Taft became President—has been followed by the publication of a semi-official statement that when the President seeks re-nomination next year he will receive the support of the ex-President. No doubt such action on Mr. Roosevelt's part was always looked upon as likely, for, in spite of his independence of character, lie is a loyal member of the Republican Party. Still, the party leaders must feel relieved to have absolute assurance that the official nomina- tion will not be called in question.