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DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION ON
GLYNN STRIKES KEYNOTE
St Louis, June 14. The Demo
cratic convention of 1916 was born
under a burst of oratory from Wm. F.
McCombs, retiring national chair
man, and Martin H. Glynn, tempora
ry chairman, at noon today.
McCombs in his speech denounced
the G. 0. P. as a party of bosses who
were merely making promises that
Wilson had already fulfilled. He pre
dicted a big victory for the Demo
Martin Glynn, in his keynote
speech, gave credit to Wilson for
keeping the U. S. out of war. The is
sues of the Democratic party were
"Americanism and peace, prepared
ness and prosperity," he said.
According to Glynn, such prosper
ity as the U. S. now possesses is not
a bloated prosperity, but a perma
nent prosperity brought about by the
In answering the attack of the Re
publcans that the U. S. has not been
bale to stop outrages such as the Lu
sitania affair, Glynn pointed out that
Lincoln, Harrison, Grant, Adams,
Washington and several other presi
dents were also up against the same
proposition as heads of a neutral na
tion in time of war in Europe, but
they are not condemned for not
righting their wrongs by the use of
Glynn also gave credit to Wilson
for the federal reserve act and his
settlement of the tariff question.
Definite negotiations with Bull
Moose leaders were practcally ended
today. Tom Taggart and hs crowd
seem to have won. Newton Baker
and other progressive Democrats are
in favor of drawing up a platform
that will be bound to make a strong
appeal to the leaderless Moosers.
Sec'y of Navy Daniels, who is in
favor of taking in the Bull Moosers,
is said to be ready to ask for some
very radical planks in the platform.
He has been seen in conference with
several suffrage leaders, J
But more significant have been.
Daniels' long talks with Democratic
leaders known to favor equal suf
frage. It would surprise no one to
see the navy sec'y make a hard fight
for endorsement of the Susan F. An
thony amednment for equal rights.
Daniels is a bit worried over what
will result from a party endorsement
of the suffragists. He has frfequent
ly asked the questions, "Can the suf
fragists deliver what they promise?"
"What they promise" is a strong
working organization for the Demo
cratic ticket in the twelve suffrage
states. They say that if the present
congress will put the Anthony
amendment through their entire nation-wide
force of workers will go
out for Wilson. Their organization
is backed by the $500,000 campaign
fund guaranteed by Mrs. Oliver H. P.
Wm. Jenning Bryan held long
talks with several leaders today and
discussed plans for his stumping trip
for Wilson, which will begin about
Aug. 1. Bryan is going to take the
trip atTiis own expense.
The Illinois delegation, bossed
completely by Roger Sullivan, cau
cused last night Only one Harri
son man, John E. Traeger, was given
a place. He will be on the perman
nent organization committee.
The Harrison-Dunne-Lewis men
issued a statement announcing they
were not with Sullivan for vice pres.
This peeved the gas doss to sucn an
extent that his supporters say the
fight between Harrison and Sullivan
is now on with all its old-time vigor.
Both Gov. Dunne and State's Att'y
Hoyne will be fought for renomina
tion by Sullivan candidates.
Although McCombs is making in
dividual offers to Bull Moose leaders,
the Murphy-Sullivan-Taggart gang
seem to have blocked his plan to in
vite the Progressives to sit in on the
Invitations have been extended to
all 1912 Democratic presidential as
pirants to address the convention.