The presence of William Jennings
Bryan and other noted prohibition
advocates, does not appear to have
decreased the amount of liquor that
is being consumed by the convention
Irvin Kirkwood, publisher of Kan
" sas City Star and head of the Moos
ers of Missouri, has decided that
things are running sweetly to suit
him. "We need a'little rough stuff,"
he said, "and from what I observe of
western Progressive delegates we are
going to get it."
The Roosevelt boosters are the
peppiest bunch here, the Burtonites
second and - the Fairbanks crowd
third. Nobody has yet heard any
cheers for Weeks or Root
Chicago bookmakers have made
Roosevelt the favorite in betting on
G. 0. P. nomination. 1
The Burton Republican Glee' club
of Columbus is for Ohio's favorite
son in both the bass and treble clefs.
As they sing it, "He may not be a
hero, but he is not a zero."
The preparedness and safety first
Idea has captured convention hotel
managers. They've stripped the lob
bies of smashable furniture and
hurlable cuspidors anent the advent
of the mobs.
Purple,' white and yellow suffra
gists are here looking like sunrise in
Blacksmith John Blake of Altoona,
Pa., is here with his hammer out for
everybody but Roosevelt' He wants
to see His Imperial Strenuosity forge
Elmer J. Burkett of Nebraska is
A dragging his own vice presidential
boom around Candidate's Row by
the heels. Burkett ought to go down
in history as the only man that ever
wanted the vice presidency and ad
Five of Senator Weeks' delegates
"walked into Room 1313 about 3:13
I in the morning looking for bad luck.
JThey found it waiting for them in
the bed, in which all five of them had
Teddy may be interested to leam
that a group of soprano gentlemen
with a vest pocket piano are piping
him tip in all the lobbies.
Ohio's backers of Theodore Bur
ton do not take kindly to mention of
their favorite son as- "the bachelor
candidate." They carefully refrain
ed from putting out any campaign
buttons for Burton, lest some scoffer
should designate them "bachelor
Dapper Vic Rosewater and Beau
Brummelesque R, Beecher Howell of
Nebraska, the Talcum powder twins
of Peacock Alley are bitter enemies
on all subjects save femininity.
Phew for the perfume of Peacock
Alley. It's a worse combination than
a village cut-up leaving a country
barbei1 shop on Saturday night Odors
range from the delicately insinuating
to the simply staggering.
There's many a dark horse stabled
on Michigan av. that will never leave
his stall. '
According to rumor, entire Wis
consin " delegation will be with
Hughes after first ballot Fifteen of
26 delegates pledged to LaFollette on
EXPRESS STRIKERS DENY MEN
HAVE RETURNED TO WORK
. Striking express drivers last night
issued a strong denial of the stories
printed in the loop press that many
of the strikers have returned to their
old jobs. They regard it as a game
of the companies, who are shy on
strikebreakers, to win back some of
their old men.
Express drivers in Milwaukee and
Davenport delivered another wallop
at the big companies when they
walked ont on strike yesterday in
sympathy withMhe Chicago union.
Elgin, III. Fred Offberg, 85-year-old
Elgin beggar, was found dead in
bed today clutching old overcoat
with $1,153 in bills pinned to lining.
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