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THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER, FRIDAY, JUNE II, iviO. 3 -'PI
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forty rcinutos. When it quieted down Frank Knox of New Hampshire, the
Wood floor-manager, and Mrs. Douglas Robinson of New York, made speeches
seconding General Wood's nomination.
While the Wood demonstration -was running plans for the Lowden coun
lerpart were in progress. At the heads of aisles were men with flags and
Lowden lithographs ready to be unfurjed as' soon as the Illinois governor's
uame was uttered.
KNOX .SECONDS NOMINATION.
Mr. Knox, a former private of the ivough Riders, told the. convention
that New Hampshire, the general's native state, regarded him not a "native
Eon but a son of the whole nation."
Hl The speaker got a' lot of cheers but not so much as Mrs- Douglas Robin-
son of New York, still in mourning for her brother, Colonel Roosevelt, when
Bhe took the platform to second General Wood's nomination. The firs:
B woman ever to perform that function in a national convention she got a
H" rousing ovation when she was introduced by Senator Loage.
T FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER CHEERED.
To stop the demonstration Mrs .Robinson waved her hand.
She spoke with a clear, carrying voice with crisp enunciation .apparently
heard wtih ease to the depths of the hall.
Mrs. Robinson declared she wanted Leonard Wood for president "not
because he was my brother's rrlend, but because he is his type of man."
Mrs. Robinflon spoke in a well pitched ringing voice.
"I can speak to you as one of the mothers of New York slate," said
Bhe. "who know it was because of the foresight and courage of Leonard
Wood that their sons went overseas fit fighting machines and not as cannon
Mrs. Robinson spoke with feeling and a direct forceful delivery which
reminded many of her late brother N
The crowd cheered when she said:
"We want not the man who takes the psychological moment. We warn
the man who makes them."
With emphatic gestures, Mrs. Robinson said:
"Wo must have the kind of a man for president who will look from
America out and not from Europe in."
1 "No man-can tell," said Mrs. Rob-
ir.son. "that had Theodore Roosevelt
Hl or Leonard Wood been in the Whito
House the Germans would have
marched through Belgium to nothing
more than the ringing words of a pro-;
B test. TVe nover want again a man who
Hi waits between right and neutrality."
H She was loudly cheered at the end
H of her speech.
BBf . r Governor Lovvdcn Nominated.
MrVv ' Senator Lodge soon got a hearing,
rXgjm however, and the roll call was contln-
5SiM ued. Arkansas yielded to Illinois and
zxfW Representative William A. Rodenburg.
twiM of that stale was presented to noml-
jiyM Tiato Governor Lowden. I
JiT? ..V big man with a big voice, Repre-
iSforli scnfatlve Rodenburg spoke 'without!
sBJtpl manuscript, beginning deliberately
mtlral and then warming up the Lowden sup-
ByM porters to repeated cheering.
HifPi Representative Rodenburg got Ills'
greatest applause when he came to hlsj
frBwI econium of Governor Lowden as a
business mau and an administrator or.
IfttM, ability in economic and financial lines.
Kii I' As soon as th speech was over the
SjWjB Lowden demonstration begun, his del-
fgkfm cgatcs among his supporters carrying I
WlfM large pictures of the candidate tacked 1
JyJH 10 wooden standards A procession gotj
IgftH under way almost immediately, head-.
cd b' delegates bearing alofl a
$SsH six-foot lithograph of the governor.
fjj Delegations Join Procession.
A long banner urging 'a business
tffiffl man for president" was carried in the
SwaM Lowden procession.
2H " The Illinois. Iowu. Oklahoma, Con-
IQI nccticut, Arkansas and Kentucky dole-
3-H 'gallons showed up among tho Lowden
''uffll l)ictures in tjie parade. Again tho
i lights went on for the movie men and
jfSIM " ic -groused another wave of noJse.
wrHL'' Some of the delegates' chairs were
SSMT overturned jis the parade became:
YWm more riotous and- there was smashing;':
of straw hats as the enthusiasts push-n
ed their way through tho crowded
r!H convention floo. 1
DH Fifteen minutes after the demon- 1
Ag-H stratlon began it apparently was gain- :
fiRH ing headway and Senator Lodge was
In the galleries there was a lot -f
noise but at first not the co-ordinated
cheering which had marked the Wood
Presently, however, some Lowden
cheer leaders got busy and loosed re
peated roars from the galleries. Fol-:
lowing the example of the women in '
the parade, Albert S. Smith, a gray-1
1 whiskered delegate from Springfield,
111., mounted to the shoulders of two
delegates and was carried "about the
tortuous course of the procession.
Round and round through the dele
gates' section went the pai-aders,
walking on each other's and every
body else's corns and keeping up tholr
cheering, without a lull. Governor
Morrow of Connecticut climbed on the
speaker's platform and motioned to
the Lowden supporters in the galleries
to flutter big American flags draping
from the rail.
1 ' Whistles Succeed Cheers.
Apparently . there were upwards of
two hundred delegates and maybe
more taking part In the rumpus which
f went on past the twenty-five minute
' mark without sign of abatement.
At a half hour tho parading had
about broken up but the noise was
still vociferous. The Lowdon dele
gates declined to resume their scats,
even though they were not movinc
KM about the hall and they whistled
M through tholr fingers after they' had
&jl worn out their vocal chords with yell-
Some one turned on the lights once
ijjjl moro and presently the procession be-
jjl. , gan to ro-organlze. this time getting
Ism together pn its shouting and falling
J9l into a sing-song of "We want Lowden.''
It was taken up by the galleries,
fjjjl where many were standing,
ffjll ; A group of Oklahoma delegates
Jvjit varied the harmony by Introducing a
VjjJI refrain "Lowden, Lowden, Frank O.
jml TViora Tbgux Forty Minutes.
w . ' ( When It had gone forty minute,
fl iK just as long as the Wood domonstra-
K .1 tion, tho first attempt was made to
"I stop the noise. Senator Lodge had
-1 given the chair to former Senator
Bfciu 1 Beverldge, of Indiana, and the latter
Hr landed his gavel on the chairman's
H i A." table so that it shook the platform.
H i But the Lowden forces thought they
H J p ought to make the demonstration a
H 1 little longer and Senator Beverldge
Ht j ' sent for some of the loaders of the
H' 1 Lowden delegations and oskod thorn
Hh 4 to use their influence to quiet the
J.1 ' convention floor so as to speed up.
. The noise abated a little, and most
Hjii ' of the delegates took tholr scats, but
HmS the galleries kept it up, w'hile Senator
9 Beverldge industriously punished the
Hlrt gavel. At forty-two minutes tho
HJBr demonstration finally was stilled and
HflP J Charles E. Pickett, at Waterloo. Ia
lL seconded Governor Lowden's nomina-
Hllii 1 Uon-
il The Illinois candidate, Mr. Pickett
lal ; said, represented no particular section
H'V: an(1 made his campaign on no narrow
Hl' issue, but on a platform as broad as
Bil the nation Itself. Llko Representative
Rodenburg, the speaker had a full
HHl ringing voice and he kept the crowd
well in hand. There was a rousing
Hal cheer from the convention floor when
Mr. Pickett said the nation needed a
HII practical man, and added that Gover-
Hl I nor Lowden would, fill that bill.
1 M Another Woman Gives .Speech.
Hl I Governor Lowden, Mr. Pickett dc-
Hp" clared, was not running on one pfln-
H clplc, but on the fundamental fouu
Hl " ' dation of the Republican party.
. Domestic issues, he said, would be
; i predominant. Governor Lowden, also,
fl I he paid, represents no particular clas.s.
r Mr, .Pickett had 10 be told that his
J tlmo up.
"In Iowa," he said, we know Gover
nor Lowden; we oellovc in him; we
trust him' and we join with Illinois
In giving him to the nation."
Another woman was culled, to the
rostrum to second a candidate. Mrs.
Fletcher Dobbins of Chicago made
the seconding speech for the llinois
Mrs. Dobbins said:
"In behalf of the women of Illin
ois who believe that business efficiency
and common sense are a vital necessity
of our government in this hour and
for those 'who hope to lighten the
! burdens of the women as well as the
I men on the farm and believe in a pro
gram of humanitarian and social legis
lation to conserve ine welfare of the
I America, 1 haA'e the honor in second
j ing the nomination of Frank O. Low
I cien, of Illinois.
j Governor Morrow, of Kentucky,
made another brief seconding address.
I "Talk to 'em, he was told when he
"Kentucky. Republican Kentucky." j
he said, "brings you this message:
Give us to lead the hosts of battle
in November Frank Lowden."
"And with mm to lead we -will I
smasn the Hindenburg line of southern I
Democracy torover. I
"Frank Lowden has demonstrated I
his power and his capuclties. Give him
this nomination and ne'll bring home
the bacon 111 November."
Then when California was called
cheers broke out.
Senator Beverulge presented Charles
'S. heeler, of San Francisco, who
made tne speech nominating Johnson.
Scattered ripples of applause came
during tne eariy part of .wr. Wheeler's
address, when he spoke of party unity
and recognition 01 ihe wesi. The first
real burst'- of applause came when he
spoke of Senator Joi.:;son's opposition
to the league of nations.
"Vou have done California the hon
or," he said, "to meet the views of her
son on tne league of nations."
When Mr. Wheeler declared tho next
111 UBIUUII I. niUlU UL IIJU Ilk ..u...
the average citizen has the most faith,
there were a few cries of "no, no"
but Mr. Wneclcr rcltera-tcd his decla
ration. J The crowd also cried "no" whenj
he asked whether tho Republicans
were prepared 'to take on the royal
family" lor another term.
I There were more cheers when All'.
Wheeler said Senator Johnson could
be elected surely If nominated,
noos Fohow Reference.
The tirst reference to campaign ex-;
pendllures brought a flurry, a roar of
laughter and boos greeting a state
ment by Mr. Wheeler which referred
to Senator Johnson's campaign fund
as '"inadequate to meet legitimate
needs." Senator Beverldge had to
pound the table and urge that tho
convention give the Callforlan's spon
More laughter came when Mr.
Wheeler spoke of newspaper publicity
of campaign and a voice shouted,
Mr. Wheeler said he was annoyeu
by the interruptions. Mixed cries of
"no" and "go on, go on," greeted
the statement that the people needed
another two-fisted fighter to succeed
During the latter part of Mr. .
Wheeler's addreHS, there was consid
erable confusion from oonvor..it'on.
When he told of tho wealth repre
sented on tne Caiilcii.ia 1
murmur of amused talkwent around. ,
When he said ho wa3 hearing tho end ;
thero were several cries of "Good, ,
good," and he replied:
Fireworks Break Loose.
"Uncork your prejudiced ears tor (
just one moment and for the first I,
time ih .'.your life learn by listening
what this man stands for." (
The Johnson fireworks broke loose (
as Mr. Wheeler finished at 1;1C ,
A bLic picturo of the California can- ,
dJdate was unfurled from the gallery j
rail facing the speaker's platform and .
many smaller pictures were raised
aloft as tho convention floor became .
onco more a picture of pandemun-l
him. The American flag, however, I
had been selected as the chief ban-!,
ner of the Johnson forces ami a pa-',
rade of Johnsonltes, all of them arm-1,
cd with flags, soon began. 1,
It was impossible to Judge how
many delegates were rooting for tho
candidate because ncarlv all on tho
floor got to their feet either to cheer ,
or to bettor the demonstration.
Lungs Are Strained. !
"Johnson and victory," "I'm for
Hiram," "Tho people want Johnson,"
and "Americu first." wore some of the
inscriptions on the banners carried
in their possession. Many in the gal
leries also stood and strained their 1
lungs. At the first there was no at- 1
tempt at organized cheering, how- 1
ever, and everyone who wanted John- '
son seemed to be taking his own (
sweet and universally noisy way of 1
showing It. Among the parading del- '
cgates there was an attempt to get '
unanimity on a repetition of "We 1
want Hiram" but it soon was drown- 1
4d in the din. (
As the demonstration continued 1
the variety of noise-making devices 1
increased. . Big megaphones wcro 1
brought Into use to magnify the dis
turbance amonir. the delegates them
selves, several yelling their prefer
ence through tapering pasteboard cy- J
linders, .with mouths as big as a bar- '
Fifteen minutes passed and the 1
demonstration still retained all of its 1
punch. Senator Lodge, who had re- i
turned to the chair, sat mopping his
brow and waiting, without an attempt 1
to restore quiet.
The' paradcrs. kept their line pretty l
compact, although many of them got
brushed off us they churned up tho
crowd. Several of them yelled at the
chairman as they passed the speak
er's stand, telling Senator Lodge to
"hold a primary."
Twenty-five minutes after the John
son noise had been let loose, Senator
Lodge tried to quiet it but he had lit
Hammci-S With Gavel.
' He kept the chairman's table danc
ing with his gavel blows and shouted
to the delegates to take their scats
and clear the alios. Most of the dele
gates got back Into their places, but
the noise In the galleries kept up and
the demonstration was just half an
i hour old when tho hall was stilled
enough for Senator Lodge to present
' Representative Scliall, the blind mem
ber of congress from Minnesota, who
seconded Senator Johnson's nomina
tion. Led to tho front of the plat
form by his little boy, Representative
Schall wus greeted by a new outburst
of applause. He began his speech
With -an energy which kept the John
son sympathizers cheering almost con
tinuously. "It's the great heart of the Ameri
can people," said Mr. Schall, "that de
mands the nomination of Hiram John
son. Word has come from the bed
side of that great prophet in Phila
delphia, that this convention should
nominate tho man In whom the Amer
ican people havo tho greatest confi
dence. That can mean no other man
than Hiram Johnson. This Convention
has drawn a platform that will not fit
I any other candidate. It would fit other
I candidates like a lion's robe on some
j other animal."
I More Speech Wanted.
I Senator Johnson, the speaker jsald,
was tho kind of candidate "to make
the American people remember the
ten commandments and to forget, if
you please, the fourteen 'points."
When Senator Lodge announced
that Representative Schall's time had
expired there were cries of "go on,
go on," but when the chairman asked
if it wanted to suspend its rules and
let the speaker proceed some of the
delegates said "no." Tho senator then
asked unanimous consent that two ad
ditional minutes be given Mr. Schall,
and the prevailing verdict of the dele
gates was "good, good."
Growing: Tired and Hungry.
The extra lime was accorded and
Mr. Schall concluded his speech In an
other landslide of cheers.
Richard Doherty, of Jersey City,
also seconded Senator Johnson's nom
ination and said New Jersey and ,tho
east stood ready to link their aspira
tions with "a judicious and untram
meled son of the Golden Gate."
It was after two o'clock before Mr.
Doherty concluded and the delegates
began to show plainly that they were
getting tired and hungry. Several of
the state delegation chairmen sent out
and got bundles of sandwiches to pass
Another seconding speech for Sen
ator Johnson was made by Charles
P. O'Nell of Michigan. He'suld Michi
gan wanted u candidate for president
"whose convictions on popular ques
tions can be lound without a search
Mrs. Kalherlno Phillpps Iiidson, of
Los Angeles, seconded the name Sen-J
ntor Johnson. She asked that a man i
be nominated whom the women could!
support "with a whole heart and with
clean hands." 1
That was all of tho Johnson speech!
making und the call of the suites was!
resumed. Colorado had no candidate.!
Connecticut yiulded to Massachusetts'
and Speaker Gillett placed Governor!
Coolldgc in nomination
The nominating speech got repeated
cheers and when Speaker Gillett con
cluded the Massachusetts ' delegation!
stood up and gave Governor Coolldgc
three cheers. , '
A few others In tho delegations of!
other stales also stood and applauded.!
Alexandra Carlisle Pfeffer, of. Lex- J
ngton, Mass.. seconded the nominu- j
tion. Speaking deliberately and dls-l
tinctly she declared her candidate was
"a real American, born on tho Fourth
of July," and believed In "co-operation,
At the conclusion of the speech the
Massachusetts delegation sent a big
buncli of roses to Airs. PfcffCr, who,
bofore her murrlago was Alexandra
Carlisle, a musical comedy star. I
Delaware passed when the roll of j
states was resumed and Florida yield
ed to North Carolina for the nomina
tion of Juugo Pritchard by former I
Senator Marlon Butler. He was
cheered when ho went to the plat
form. Delegate Collapses.
With the oratory of the three lead
ing candidates over. however, the
mass of the convention became moro
and more restless. Many of the dele
gates were chowing on sandwiches and
drinking half of one per cent bever
ages and they kept up continuously a
hum of talk.
The heat In the convention hall con
tributed to tho restlessness. The first
delegate to collapse from prostration
was Alexander Bennett of Mlddlebury,
Vu He was taken to a hospital.
FAMOUS CRIPPLE CREEK
SCENIC RAILROAD IDLE
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Juno
11. Famed tho world oer for tho
scenic wonders along its mountainous
route, the Cripple Creek Short Line
for years drew tourists to this state,
but now tho last train has turned into
the roundhouse and the road has ceas
ed functioning. A portion of it may
be opened July 1 to run tourist spe
cials, however, If plans of tho receiver
The last train in the regular service
completed Us run early in tho evening
of May 17. Permission to cancel serv
ice was granted by a United Slates
district court and tho only possibility
of an order to resume rests with the
utilities commission of the stale. How
ever, that body has shown no inclina
tion in that direction, desoite the fact
that an action has been started to do
away with the order from the federal
court. If that is accomplished, it is
said a similar order will be given by
tho utilities board.
The Short Line ceased two years
during tho war because of a bridge
which had been destroyed. After a re
ceiver was appointed a little more
than a year ago, repairs were made
and business resumed. The line was
successful for a time.
Ore shipments havo always pro
vided much of tho financial support
of the road, but thcae have dwindled
lately. Miners say that the cost of
production has reduced the output.
PHILIPPINE KEVENUES GROW.
MANILA. P. L, June 11. The Phil
ippine govornmcnt derived 50,-170,000
from internal revenue collections dur
ing the first quarter of 1020. an in
crease of approximately $1,000,000
over the collection for the same pe
riod last year. Of this total the mer
chants and manufacturers' tax of ono
per cent furnished $2,412,000. The
revenue doiived from tho tax on dis
tilled spirits amounted to $510,000, a
decrease of ?C0,000,000 from the quar
ter a year ugo. The revonui collected
from cigarettes during tho quarter
ENGLISH BUYERS ACTIVE.
MANILA. P. 1.. June 11. Buyers
Cor thy London trade have entered tho
Manila hemp market and it was an
nounced today that one lot of CO, 000
bales of United Kingdom grades had
been sold to a representative of Brit
ish concerns. According to the pur
chaser tho hemp ls for cordnge manu
facturers of England, and the price
paid for the produqt is said to havo
been around 52C.50-a bale.
Here Is Summary
Of G. 0. P. Platform
Subjects treated In the Republican platform and the substance-of the
party dedaratiohR follows:
Industrial Relations Recognition of justice "of collective bargaining
and of the right of strike to all except government employes; eudorsfe
ment of impartial tribunal for settlement of Industrial disputes involving
! public utilities and private industries. No compulsory arbitration.
Unpreparedness for War and for PeacB Charged Democratic admin
istration with "inexcusable failure lo make timely . reparation" responsi
ble for unnecessary losses and w.lth failure to return country to peace
time basis for meeting the serious problems of reconstruction.
Constitutional Government Pledges Republican parly .to end execu
tive autocracy and to restore to the people their constitutional govern
ment through the agencies of federal and stale governments.
Congress and. Reconstruction Recital of Republican congress accom
plishments .including the halt on Democratic extravagances, creation of
merchant marine, return of telegraph wires to private owners, passage of
women's suffrage amendment, army reorganization, passage of oil. leasing
and water power bill, enactment of transportation act and enacted "pro
gram of constructive legislation nullified by the vindictive vetoes of the
Mexico Declaration, in behalf of firm Mexican policy though not pre
scribing intervention program such as outlined jn the senate resolution
built upon the Fall report.
Armenia Cpndemnation for Republican senate for commendation for
Republican senate for refusing the president's request for po;yer to ac
cept a mandate for Armenia, setting forth the great cost in men and
Agriculture Administration of the federal loan act to finance their
larger and long- time production operation.
Executive Budget Congratulation of congress on establishment of a
budget system and condemnation of the president's privilege of defeating
Taxation Advocate issuance of a simplified form of income return
relieving the staggering burden Imposed Qpon the people.
Banking and Currency Crediting much of responsibility of present
high prices to inflated currency and urging all banks to give credit pref
erences to essential industries.
High Cost of Living Condemnation of Democratic administration for
I inflation of currency and reduced purchasing power of the dollar while
seeking to ascribe the high cost of living to other reasons.
Railroads Opposition of government ownership and endorsement of
the Cummings bill.
Regulation of Industry and Commerce Regular favor ' regulatiou
against monopolies and combinations in restraint of trade, and denounce
. Democratic federal trade commission for its attitude toward business.
Merchant Murine Favor establishment of merchant marine and ad
vocates free Panama canal' tolls f6r American ships engaged in coastwise
The plank on the-league of nations says:
"Foreign Relations A league of nations.
"Th,e foreign policy of the administration has been founded upon no
principle and directed by no definite conception of our nation's rights
and obligations. It has been humiliating to America and irritating tj
other nations, with the result that after a period of unexampled sacrifices
our motives are suspected, our moral influence impaired, and our govern
ment stands discredited and friendless among Ihe nations of the world.
"We favor a liberal and generous foreign policy founded upon definite
moral and political principles, characterized by a clar understanding of
and firm adherence upon our own rights and unfailing respect for the
rights of others. We should afford full and adequate protection to th
life, liberty and property and y(lll international rights of every American
citizen, and should require a proper respect for the American flag; but
we should be equally careful to manifest a Just regard for the rights
of other nations. A scrupulous observance of our 'nternatlonal engage
ments when lawfully assumed is essential lo our own honor and self-rj-spect
and the respect of other nations. Subject to a due regard for our
international obligations, we should leave our country free to develop it.-,
civilization along the line most conducive to the happiness and welfare
of the people and to cast its influenco on the side of justice and right
shotild occasion require."
o . a
ARTHUR BRISBANE'S VIEWS
HY ARTHUR BRISBANE.
COLISEUM. CHICAGO. June 10.
Convention hall, second session.
It Is getting to be a tiresome con
vention. "Tout passe tout casse tout
lassce," especially organized finance
trying lo capture a great political
party, and not quite daring to make
the necessary fight. f
Mr. McAdoo is watching this ses
sion, getting "a few ideas" perhaps,
for some other sessions at San Fran
cisco. Ills wife, the daughter of the
president, 13 with him. It is the first
national political convention of either
party that she has over seen, although
her father had an interest in two of
She says she hopes it will be "ex
citing" and this writer has promised to
ask Med 111 McCormlck lo ask Lodge
to make If so.
Perhaps Borah. Johnson or some
body will mako It exciting without any
help from Lodge.
Mr, McAdoo wears a simple business
suit and a demure expression, a cross
between that of a bride and an ox-1
perlenccd chaperon. Before you have'
a chance to tell him that he Is the
only one the Democrats can possibly!
nominate, unless they go crazy, be-i
cause he is tho only Democrat that has
any definite following, he 3ays "I am
not a candidate."
He will be nominated by tho Demo
crats, of course, because for good or
ill, and whether they want him or not,
the Democrats have got to take him.
There is no question that ho has a I
very strong labor following, he will!
"satisfy Wall street" which in some
vavs is conslderablv mom lrnDortant
than a labor following. For .these!
reasons the others. he will be tho
Democratic nominee, on that you may
Of course In saying that Mr. Mc
Adoo is the only man the Democrats
can nominate, with a following, it ia
assumed that William Jennings Bryan
who sits and can read this as it is
written, has become a historian, a sort
of Ulysses inspiring tho young tolo
machuseo of politics. n
Mr. Bryan, needless to say, has got
counied and safe a certain number,
of millions of votes that nobody clscj
If this convention should be foolish,
and force Johnson to run Independent-!
ly, the Democrats would show their:
wisdom In taking Bryan. It is prob-1
able that he could do more than any
other Democrat to keep the Demo-'
cratic party from being swopt along
with the Republicans In tho Johnson
All kinds of people talk to Mr. Bry-
an as he sits and thinks and writes
looking down on this pitcher full of I
political vipers, - as Teufclsdroekhl
looked down on his sleeping city.
Just now it is .Mrs. Maurice Roths
child to whom he is. saying that hoi
knows her brother. Ira Morris, tho
ambassador, very well. Edna Ferber Is!
sitting in front of him. but she re-j
marks philosophically that sho ls the'
kind of a serpent that knows enough
not to gnaw the same file more than
pnee In one day. She has switched to.
young Mr. Howard, whose wrist watch
can bo seen to trcrnblo as he tries toi
think up answers.
The session that was to convene ati
-1 o'clock starts now at twenty min
utes to five. Mr. Lodge orders tho
secretary to call tho roll of delega
tions. As he mentions each state, a
delegato rises and names the national
committeeman in the delegation, who
is the delegation boss,
When Illinois' turn comes, Senator
Sherman Is named, and cheered loud
ly.. If the dplegatco here were mado
up-of the. soldiers whoso bonus Sher
man helped to take from them, the
cheers would not be so loud.
Now Boles Penroso Is named, and
believe it or not. the first ;real demon
stration of this cold-blooded conven
tion is started. Thero Is a roar' of
applause, men in many delegations
jump to their feot yelling. And tho
galleries that don't know what it is
they are cheering, hoping that some
thing is happening, take up tho encor
It doesn't last very long, however,
only a minute or two. Even this kind
of convention can't get up much ex
citement about Mr. Penrose.
Now Mr. Hllies of New York pre
sents a resolution limiting speeches
In support of candidates to two
speeches for each 'candidate, not more
than five minutes to each of tho two
If more than two speakers want
to second a nomination each of them
shall he limited to two minutes.
Tho resolution Is adopted, with a
few groans. Mr. Bryan wants to know,
"What do wo get for our money and
what h? to become of Senator Bcver-
idgo with such a resolution in force?"
The resolution, of course, is a little
attachment put on the steam rollor to
hasten Its work and prevent the mak
ing of speeches sufficiently long and
enthusiastic to have any real effect.
Mr. Bryan's famous spooch about
"the Cross of Gold" in 1S96 lasted
thirty minutes. He was asked just
now if he could have got the same
result in five minutes and he replied:
"No. not In twenty. You must lay
your foundation first."
Tho steam roller doesn't Intend to
have Imitation of the "cross of gold"
Now Mr. Joe Cannon, not quite
eighty five years old, is amusing tho
crowd Intensely with a glass of water.
An excruciatingly funny pantomime.
He drinks half of tho water, shudders,
holds It up in his hand for tho crowd
to see, believing that they will share
his contempt for it. It is a good pieco
of acting- for a man eighty four years
old, and the crowds reward him with
roars of laughter. 9 !
Tho rest of his speech is "good sound
Republican doctrine" ,and you don't,
want space given to that. .
Before Mr. Cannon began speaking!
Lodge had announced that there would
have to be a delay of 10 minutes while
waiting for a committee lo report.
Mr. Cannon is put up to keep the
crowd pacified, llo knows it and says'
so, and when he gets a little tired. I
after 15 minutes, ho turns around and I
asks the management, "Haven't got
somebody else ready to bring out'.'"
Mr. Cannon retires and the crowd
yells for Beveridge. That orators could
now escape the five minuto fate that
Mr. Bryan Imagined for him.
Beverldge doesn't, however, respond.
Porhaps he Isn't here. Now the crowd
yells for "Teddy, Jr." No response
from'hlm, either. If It wero his father
at the same age, Teddy, Sr., would be
on the spot.
Nobody appears to say how much
hotter the Republican party Is than
anything else, so the band plays while
fourteen thousand proud sovereigns
that have nothing at all lo say about
their own government or thejr own
presldont fan thomselve3 and listen.
At this moment your correspondent
rccoives a memorandum from tho com
mittee room, telling that William Allen
j "Whito got pny eight votes in support
of his effort to have the Republican
platform indorse unequivocally tho
prohibition amendment and the en
forcement of the Volstead act.
Absolute prohibition is killed, or
rather allowed to die, as far as the
constitution will let It, in this conven
tion. Old Mr. Cannon making Ihe crowd
laugh by mocking a class of water, ex
presses the spirit or at least SO per
cent of the men here.
The. news lhat prohibition- is not to
bo endorsed by the Republican plat
form la handed to Bryan. A smile lhat
was on his face leaves suddenly, and
his mouth, which can be as hard as
Iron, and would have fitted the face
of Calvin or Cromwell, falls at the cor
ners. Bryan, bf course, woud not admit
It to this or any other reporter. But
you can put it down that Just two
things" would mako him go to Califor
nia and fight for tho Democratic nom
ination, which otherwise he would not
Ono thing that would make him
fight, would be this Republican action,
or rather lack of action on prohibition. 1
Another would be any plank of can-)
dldate committing the Republican,
party to universal military training, j
Anything against , prohibition or in '
j favor . of militarism, would set Bryan I
l.fighting in a .minute. But please re-j
'. member that he Is not saying this.
The delegates are singing, "God I
.Only Knows How Dry 1 Am." I
Bryan does not care for that tune.
By tho way, ho .carries his black hati
folded up In his Inside breast pocket J
j Reporters will make allowances for!
C:15 p. ui. More than an hour has
been wasted. Now Senator Watson of
Indiana -is reading the platform. Tho!
cake Is baked and ready to serve, at
last. Yvou will see It elsewhere in I
this newspaper and know what kind
of "political arguments" the machine
has decided to feed to tho crowd.
Tho first cheer comes when Watson
says that the Democratic party has
shown complote unpreparedness for
war, and complete unpreparedness for
As usual, of course, tho platform
tells what a terrible calamity the Dem
ocratic" party has1 been and what se
raphic perfection may be expected
from the Republican party.
Another cheer comes for "we under
take to end executive autocracy."
There Isn't the faintest sound of a!
cheer when Mr. Watson brags about
taking telephones and telegraphs from
the government, and railroads from
the government and returning them to
There is a cheer' when he says the
"Republicans "submitted to tho couri"
try iho constitutional amendment for
He doesn't expluin why one of tho
three Republican states could do it,
Connecticut, Vermont and Delaware,
does not glvo the necessary thirty
sixth vole -and pass the amendment.
Yo.u would hardly be,lievo It, but tho
startling original statement, "the far
mer ls the backbone of the nation"
Is "applauded as a rno3t brilliant ef
fort. Watson's words leading up to a plat
form nlank for thn control of lnhor
are applauded and moat violently ap
plauded, with the loudest yell of the
whole convention are his words, "we
deny tho right to strike against the
Bryan says "There they have struck
something that tholr hearts are set
on." The crowd Is cheering and yoll
Ing for the platform statement. "Wo
approve government ownership of tho
1 ail way."
. Now, -. quarter to seven, Watson fsj
reading the ylahk on iriternatlonal
trade and tariff.
This convention naturally" applauds
tho promise of a high tariff, and ap-l
plauds most wisely tho plank that
comes later permitting American ships
to pass through the Panama canal,
whl:h American money built, without
The plank on International trade
tariff, although the crowd doesn't
know it, calls most sensibly for the
resumption of trade with Russia. Rus
sia is not mentioned, but is included
in the declaration that we shall re
sumo commercial relations with all
countries, with which we are not at
Tho loudesjt applause thus far comes
when the platform demands lhat all
foreigners shall register onco a year
Free speech Is also applauded, with
freo press and assembly, but more
mildly. And even more mildly the.
suggestion that an American woman
shall not lose her citizenship by mar
ryinr; a foreigner.
The dolegatcs rise and cheer for
tho first time when Watson reads the
plank declaring that attempt to over
throw the government by violence ls
not legalT and that aliens in tho Unit
ed Statos, unlike citizens of the United
States, "are not entitled of right to
liberty of agitation directed against
The five mild lines against lynching
do not say much. But some colored
delegates rise and applaud. Small fa
vors thankfully received.
After the plank on lynching, the
"Irish republic" plank, expressing
sympathy with homo rule should have
been read. But It was not read, per
Ihaps it will come later.
Now comes the plank about the sol
diers, plenty of wind and noise In it,
but no bonus. Having killed tho sol
diers bonus, the platform says that
the Republicans will do something
very nice, some time. It does not say
exactly what or when, and tho word
bonus is left out.
Mr. Bryan, reading the the plat
form of which ho has a copy before
him, discovers with satisfaction that
there Is no reference to universal com
pulsory military training, although
thero is a recommendatlou of "physi
cal training," for young people. And
tliat might easily be changed to mili
tary training. Mr. Bryan observes
also that the plank on woman suf
frage has been changed from the ori
gin so as to leavo out tho request
to tho Republican governors to call
special sessions of the legislature to
pass the constitutional amendment.
The plank merely asks the legisla
tures to act. It docs not call upon the
governors who could really put it
The league of nations. Now comes
the big thing, the rofuaal to accent
any mandate having heeu heartily .-jp-Iplaudod.
The peace league plank sim
ply throws the peace leaguo ovar
I board, il is applauded. And that, as
j far as the Republican party is con
cerned, settles the peace league.
This peace league plank means the
defeat of Lodge and the international
bankers and the people are indebted
for it to Hiram Johnson and Borah.
But for them and tho fight they mado
in advance there in the platform
wpuld be a half-hearted hamstrung
indorsement of some kind of peace
league, a plank that would havo said.
'"Wo don't want tho peace league but.
Wo are afraid lo say so." .
Nof ono word about prohibition. Can
It be possible that the great moral Is
sue Is to bo left with its little nose
pressed against the pale outside the!
Republican platform? You should
see Bryan's face as he says, "well
knowing by the tone of Watson's volcd (
that he is winding up, they have lef '.
out prohibition." Yes, they have left ;H
it out and apparently the Irish repnb- I jH
lie plank was killed at the last mo- T'l
ment. The platform reading is over, jil.
every delegate ls standing and. cheer- jH
lug. it may be adopted before the
convention adjourns. Watson move "j jH
the adoption of the platform now. (:
It is on the whole a good platform, W
barring private ownership of railroads IH
and a few other typical Wall street 1 M
Now Mr Gross of Wisconsin will . M
read a minority signed by himself M H
alone. He wants to make tho plank I H
more violently bitter against ' trfi tj H
league of nations, but after you have 1 I; ,H
kilied a thing, why worry the corpse. W H
However, Mr. Gross, a clean-cut ftp H
young man with a good voice, has his !H
say and before he finishes tho crowd (ft flH
that did not want to hear him is cheer- (FH
ing him part of the time, hissing at -2H
other times. ftfjl
He denounces the league of nation? IH
as an insult to this country, saying It 1 IJH
"would forever fasten slavery o'n Hl
Egypt, India and Ireland. BH
Thus the name of Ireland is men- 1 'H
tioned after all although so far as thi: I ''KH
writer and Mr. Bryan could hear, it Li VlH
not mentioned in the-regular Ropubll- j 'EH
car. platform. Mr. Gross denounces ! CH
the sedition act. Some applaud, sorny ;
I hiss, one chivalrous unknown yells, ' ( H
"Go on, Ikoy." When Mr. Gross de- ' 'H
nounces the Esch-Cummlns bill that t 'H
makes the people guarantee railroad "H
profits with tho railroads In private lfl
hands there is hissing, and there is a sll
terrible outroar of indignation which I JH
would be very welcome to Armour, H
Swift, Morris, Cudahy and "Wilson .VflH
when Mr. Gross says that he wants lj H
lo abolish the stockyards, "graduallv." (j H
He does not say exactly how he ElJI
would carry on the distribution of cat- 'lll
tic, sheep and swine, but he doubtless 'rUH
a plan. aiH
There is such a roar of hate from K'tH
I the galleries that Mr. Lodge, thor- iH
;oughly angry, threatens to drive out Sl
every gallery visitor. For onco in his 1 jH
life, meaning what he says, he loses il
at least eighty-five per cent of his ill
special kind of refined English ac- iil
cent, as he warns tho galleries that tl
they arc guests of the convention. j 1
Mr. Gross demands "that taxes be H
laid upon wealth in proportion to nbil- J H
lty to pay. He denounces the usnrpo7- H
tion of law making power by the fed H
oral courts and he wants federal tH
Judges elected by the people. - s H
Of course, yim could not expect thi
delegates to notice such talk as that
they don't. H
HER CAT DYING, WOMAN
UNELATED AT PROMOTION 'M
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10. Con
gratulations given Annette Abbot Ad-
ams, United States attorney for the 'H
district of northern California, upon jH
her appointment as an assistant to th'? jH
United States attorney general, glad- f
dened her not one whit, she said. Go!- M
den Rod, her pet cat, was dying. JH
Mrs. Adams had two pedigreed maT-
tese cats, Golden Rod and Anne. Re. H
ccntly Anne disappeared, and then Got- M
den Rod was stricken with pneumonia; '
Mrs. Adams had her pet taken to a I
cat's hospital where its condition was ' ' H
pronounced hopeless. 'H
OIL AND GAS ROYALTIES i
ENRICH WYOMING SCHOOLS 'H
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. June 10. Every
month adds materially to the financial ' -H
basis of the educational system of thlG j
state, as a large portion of the royal-
tics from oil and gas enterprises ac- il
icrue, according to the constitution, to
Figures compiled by the slate land
board for March are a typical exam IH
pie. The state's income from royalties IH
average ?1000 a day, with a total for
the month of $121,090.70.
The university permanent fund was
given $19,933.17; the common, school IH
received $100,616.87, and the remain- j .jjH
der, $540.66, went to the prison budget. 1 I
PRICE OF WHISKY ALSO :
INCREASES AT MANILA (
MANILA, P. I.. June 10. The price
of whisky has gone up from 20 to 40
per cent in the last two weeks in Ma1 , . jf
I nila, due partly lo the increase in th Jl
local internal revenue license and parN jJ
ly to the dwindling supply of Amen'
Brands of American whisky which , I
sold in the United States at $1,25 a , IH
quart before war time prohibition sent
prices soaring there, may be had here
still at $2 a quart, which is about 50
cents higher than the price a few
The popular brands of Scotch whis
kies bring from $2.50 to $3 a quart. . 1
EDUCATOR HONORED JH
STANFORD UNIVERSITY,' Cal.,
June 10. Vernon Kellog, Stanford pro
fessor, who has for some time heeu
chairman of the Section of Education
of the National Research Council, has. , jH
resigned from the faculty here to be: 1
come secretary of the council at i.ts, IJ
offices in Washington. He is the am
thor of a number of books dealing with (
American participation in the war, ami ll
j was formerly connected with the food '
ladministration and the American re- I
l lief administration. tiM
POLAND TO ABOLISH MARK. J
WARSAW, May 11. (Correspond i
ence). Poland is to abolish the mark f
as tho standard of currency which i
ha3 been in use since the German 06-
cupation of Warsaw In 1915. The
basis of Poland's new financial sys-
tern is to be the zloty, normally about
: equal in value to the French, frapc.
: The aloty was the monetary unit jH
I muro than 100 years ago, prior to , JH
Poland's partition by Russia, Prussia i jH
and Au3tila. i
j FINALLY SUCURES PAPERS.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 11. James IH
I Doyje, a Civil war veteran, recently
was granted citizenship papers in tho
I United States district court here. F&"
; fifty-four years he had voted and per
formed duties of a citizen, although jH
he was born In Ireland. He believed '
I himself a citizen because of his service
in the Union army and his father's I
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