MARSHALL LOOKS LIKE V. P. .1
OTHER BOOMS FADE
St. Louis, June 13. Tom Marshall
now looks like a safe bet for renom
ination for vice president. One by
one the other booms are fading
away. Newton Baker punctured his
own with a statement that he "was
not a candidate and was for Marshall
all the way.
Roger Sullivan's boom, in spite of
all the brass band blare about it. is
not taken seriously here. The gas
boss himself only laughs when asked
about it. Politicians say that the
fireworks about his boom is merely
for the purpose of effect. Tom Tag
gart says Sullivan will be lined up
with Marshall when the time comes.
Gov. Elliott Major of Missouri,
though also making a lot of noise,
won't get many votes outside of Mis
souri and Kansas delegations. The
noise surrounding Ham Lewis' boom
seems confined to his pink whiskers.
The Pennsylvania delegation woke
up the other delegations today when
they came into town with a brass
band, cheering wildly for Wilson. It
was the first big outbreak of the
St. Louis, June 13. President Wil
son will be the real stage di
rector in the present convention. By
those who are close to him it is said
the president has made up his mind
that none of the old-time bosses are
going to put anything over on him
that may cause real Progressives to
go over to the Hughes camp.
Wilson is supervising the building
of the platform. Newton D. Baker
arrived with the president's instruc
tion to that effect last night. And it
is hinted that it's going to be the
most radical platform ever adopted
by either of the old parties.
Wm. Jennings Bryan arrived in
town last night. This time he's
merely "covering" the convention as
a reporter. He has no power to
make a speech except by invitation
of the chair.
A. Mitchell Palmer, Pa., wants
Vance McCormick. Pa., selected as
chairman of the national committee.
He believes McCormick to be the
sort of man to appeal to the Progres
sives. Charley Murphy, Tammany boss,
doesn't like McCombs' resolution
knocking judges who run for polit
ical office. He is said to be planning
to run Justice Seabury, N. Y. su
preme court, for governor of New
Rep. Doremus, Mich., produced a
letter written by Hughes in 1915. in
which the G. 0. P. nominee said that
as "a member of the supreme court
I have no right to be a candidate,
either openly or passively."
Pres. Sam Gompers, A. F. of L.f
and other labor leaders are here in
an effort to have some labor planks
inserted in the platform.
Carter Harrison says he doesn't
mind being with Roger Sullivan for
vice president if the Illinois delega
tion really wants the gas boss.
KENTUCKY DEMOCRATS HURT
WHEN TRAIN ACTS UP
Owensboro, Ky., June 13. Ken
tucky Democrats bound for national
convention in St. Louis were injured
when train was wrecked here early
today. Some passengers were rush
ed to hospitals, but none found to be
in serious condition.
Mayor John N. H. Buschmeyer,
Louisville, was thrown from an upper
berth and badly bruised.
RE-ARGUMENT OF OREGON TEN
HOUR LAW IS ORDERED
Washington, June 13. Supreme
court ordered re-argument of case
involving constitutionality of Ore
gon's minimum wage law for women
and children. Law gives an indus
trial commission of state power for
fixing of minimum rates.
Justice Brandeis, before accession
to supreme bench was interested in
Oregon law and, therefore, will not
be eligible to sit during arguments.
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