Newspaper Page Text
2 THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER, TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1920.
I Claims Insolent Attempt Made
By' Wood Backers to Buy
PARTY FORCED TO
Republicans Foresaw Defeat
and Crushing Dishonor if
Bank Accounts Ruied.
NEW YORK, June U. Charges
that "a motley group of stock gam
blers, oil and mining promotors, mu
nition makers and other like persons
seized on so good a man as General
Wood, and with reckless audacity
started out to buy for him tho presi
dential nomination," were made in a
statement given out tonight by Nlcho-
lus Murray Butler, and unsuccessful
i Republican candidate.
( "Jt was the cause of genuine sorrow-
to mo as to many others of General
Wood's pcrsosnal friends," ho said,
'to see him put in this unnappy posi
tion. There was nothing to uo to save
the Republican party but to aefeat the
f band of men behind him with their
1 bank accounts. This meant we had to
I' dcieat General wood.
I Attempt to Buy Up Votes.
"Tho forces defeated m thou inso
lent attempt to buy the nomination
represent all that is worst in Ameri
can business and American political
lite. It Is really too bad they hit upon
General Wood as their choice. They
should have found some one to sup
port for whom the country has less
i espoct and less regard.
"The chief task of the convention
was to prevent tho sale of presidential
nominations at auction to the highest
bidder. Had this not been cone, the
party faced not only detoat, but
f l rushing dishonor. Tne sucty-elght
jj Now York delegates who voted for mo
' on the first ballot were the cniof fac-
f lor in stopping the Ilindenburg drive
1 to overwhelm tho convention by the
f power of unlimited money and by
j strong arm -methods in preferential
i primaries. I
The story of New York's sixty-eight I
votes for Butler shows, tne statement
said, how General Wood was defeated.
It points out that the first ballot gave
General Wood a substantial lead, and
that "the first task, thoretore, was to
bring tho Yote ot his nearest rival,
Governor Lowden, at least up to
J Woods' vote.'
I Owing to local and state compllca-
I tlons, the statement oxplains, there
I were few sources from which tne new
i Lowden strength could bo drawn fo
early. Pennsylvania, Massacnusetts,
.Michigan and Ohio could not help, it
added, because the release of able
gates in those states probably would
give Wood more votos than j-rowden.
New York Becomes Belgium.
"It was clearly necessary, tnere
fore," tho statement continues, "ior
New York to become the Belgium of
tho war, and I cheerttilly gave my ap
I proval of the plan to turn i'ew iorK's
vote to Lowden in increasing volume
on the second, third, fourth, titth.J
sixth and seventh ballots, i sent woruj
Ito me xnow -xotk aeicgauon tnut witn :
me party sucess and party honor came
first. 1 also said no personal inteicMC.
should bo considered until party suc
cess and party honor had ueen pro
tected, "It was this New York vote for Low
den taken from the slxty-oight votes:
cast for me that gave Lowden his laud'
in the fifth ballot, and that enubieci
him substantially to equal the Wooui
vote on the ballot following. When
after the seventh ballot It was clear
Lowden could not be nominated, we
helped the drift toward i-iarding, and
on the ninth ballot became the de
cisive psychological factor by giving
Harding sixty-six votes.
"The Now York votes that contin
ued to support me were ca.'st in pursu
ance of earnest request's irom dele
gates in Connecticut, Jscw Jersey,
Michigan, Minnesota. Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, North Dakota, California,
Washington, Texas and Kentucky, so'
that If the effort to nominate Senator
Harding should fail, my name mignt
still remain upon tho list of candi
dates. Purty Should Rejoice.
"The New Yorkers whu care for tho
Republican party and for the success
of its principles, and who are Jealous
of the honor, should rejoice and take
satisfaction that their representatives
in the Republican national convention,
although by no means unified In sen
timent or m organization, were both
yet able to exert so commanding an
influence in a great emergency.
"Harding and Coolldgo are first of
all patriotic Americans and noxt Re
publicans. We are to have the satis
ractlon of supporting and electing a
real Republican ticket, Wo may now
look forward with complete confi
dence to the restoration of the na
tional government to us old founda
tions, which are love and roverenco
for the constitution."
F.X O A rATI O N WORK HALTED.
CHICAGO, Juno 14. Excavation
work for several buildings was halted
today by a strik of steam shovel engi
neers for higher wascs. The men aro
High coBt of fuel has led Japan to!
develop Immense water power. !
Will Not Be Candidate For
Vice President and Has Not
Been Offered Presidency.
IN PARTY PRINCIPLES
Will Urge Democrats to Adopt
Strong, Liberal and Soundly
! Progressive Platform.
WASHINGTON. June 14. Senator
Walsh, Democrat of Massachusetts, in
a formal statement tonight, an
nounced he did not "purpose to accept
any nomination for a national office."
'Several newspaper reports today,"
said his statement, "have mentioned
my name as a candidate for the vice!
presidency, running on the Democratic
ticket with McAdoo or Cox, or on an
independent ticket with Lafollette or
Johnson or some other candidate.
'-'I wish to state 1 have not even con
sidered the possibility of such a can
didacy, and that I have not been of
fered nor do I propose to accept any
nomination for a national office.
"Just now I am' more interested in
party- principles than in candidates.
A a n rlr.lnnnr.i ut lorrifc In - a nnl Innll
Democratic convention from Massa
chusetts, I intend to do what 1 can to
. hoye my party adopt a strong, liberal.
soundly progressive platform und
'. nominate as its candidates men of the
broadest Americanism, who can
arouse enthusiasm for Democratic
principles and win the approval, con
fidence and support of tho American
"The best service that Democrats
can render to tholr country and party
between now and tho convention at
San Francisco, is to assist in preparing
a set of political principles, definite,
specific and constructive, without tho
slightest suggestion of dodging or
straddling on a single issue before the
American people. 1 hope the Demo
cratic party will make an honest,
courageous nnd truly American posi
tion" on such Issues as the treaty, the
league of nations, prohibition and
bonuses. It should also proclaim a
sound social and Industrial reconstruc
tion program and' by vigorous and
pointed recommendations make an
earnest and serious united party effort
to completely eradicate profiteering.")
Flf E 11 1 LOO US
House Chairman Announces
txaot Amount For Great An
nual Supply Bills.
WASHINGTON, June 14. Approxi
mately five billion dollars was appro
prlted by the Sixty-sixth congress, said '
a statement prepared today by Chair
man Good of the house appropriations:
commute for the final issue of the
Congressional Record. .
The exact total as given by Mr. Good
was 4. 859,890,327. Of this 54,373,
39o,279 is for government expenses in
the fiscal year beginning July 1, and
5486,495,748 is to moet deficiency for
the fiscal year ending this month.
Chairman Good said congress had
reduced estimate of government de
partments by ?1, 474. 422,002, the total
appropriations in only two measures
exceeding tho estimates. Congress
added $64,120,000 to the pension bill
and 70,801,000 to the postal bill. Tho
latter increase was to meet advances
in pay to postal employe, while the
pension increase was absorbed in part
by Increased pensions.
Thirteen Great Supply Bills.
The total carried by the thirteen
great annual supply bills, as given by
Mr. Good, was ?2, 212,126, 298, as fol
lows: Postofflee $4 62,575,190.
Sundry civil $477,106,806."
Army $ 392.55S.365.
Legislative, executive and Judicial.
Fortifications $ 18,833,44 2.
District of Columbia U8.373.004
River and harbor $12,400,000
Diplomatic and consular, $9,218,537
Military academy, $2,142,212.
In addition, permanent appropria
tions annual expenditures authorized
by congress for stated periods
amounted to $1,363,768,980. of which
59S0 000,000 is for interest on the
credit balance. Miscellaneous appro
priations included $725,000,000 by the
""importation act' of which 5300,000 -000
is to be used as loans by tho rail
roads for 15 years.
Minor miscellaneous appropriations
with the deficiencies brought the total
appropriations to $4, 859, 890,327
OARPENTIER IN OMAHA. I
OMAHA. Neb., June 14. Georges I
arpent er, hero for a boxing exhibi-i
J" today, said he would not fight
attllng Levinskio before November
ovie contracts prevented an earlier
ate, ho said Carpentler is returning
'3 New loil: following an exhibition
t Kansas City tomorrow, Carpentler's
rlae. whom he hadn't seen for a
onth, met him here today.
CHICAGO, June 1 4 . A three-day
meeting of the National Livestock cx
hange will open here Wednesday.
J. ho delegates are expected from a'll
.Mri?V"u0t cltle4I- Amne speakors
S U THt8 B- n. president
of the Institute of American Meat
The largest lake In Japan Lake
3iwa la only 36 miles long.
HJncrmes alrenctb of delicate, n err cms, 1 t
H run-down people in two weeks' time in I
I many Inrtances. Used nd highly es- S
I oorjed by former United Statu Senators B
I and Members of Congress, well-known 3
I physicians and former Public Health offi- 0
I about ItJk yUr d0CtqT 0rV droit
Forty St. Louis Republican
Voters Make Demand
On State Committee.
NEEDED IN MISSOURI
State Organization Must Act
Immediately or Statewide
Meet to Be Called.
' ST. LOt'IS. June 14i Demands for
mulated at a meting of about forty
local Republicans today, callig on the
Plepubllcan stato committee "to eon-i
veno at once to straighten out the sltu-
ation arising from the derelictions ofj
officials of the state organization "
The meeting resulted from testi
mony before tho senate committee In
vestigating prc-convention campaign ;
expenditures concerning distribution!
of Lowden funds in this state. j
Speakers asserted a "general clean-'
up" was needed in the party In Ails-'
souri. A committee of five men and j
five women was appointed to pro3entj
'tho demands to the stato organization,
and former Circuit Judge M. G. Rel
nolds, who cnllod the meeting, said
unless the stnto committee acted, a
statewide mass meeting of Republi
cans would bo called. .
Denies Charges of Non-Support
and Cruelty Made
SAN I'RANCISCO. June 14. Wil
liam Harrison (Jack) Dempsey,
heavyweight boxing champion of tho
world, took the witness stand in his
own defense today in his trial here on
charges of evading the seloctlve draft
act. DempEoy denied charges of non
support and cruelty made by his for
I mr wife, Mrs. Maxlno Dempsey, in
testimony given earlier In the trial.
Dempsey described himself as hav
ing been the principal support of his
family from tho time he was 14 years
old. He detailed experiences as a
farm hand, miner, carpenter and box
er, experiencing reverses when "the
the end .as a budding champion.
Dompsey said he had supported his
wife until sho VSwti i
Derif c&J&'tt otIis-u at Wl f e's Jaw.
He denied that he had broken his
wiro'3 Jaw by a blow while they were
living at a hotel here, tiB she had
charged, "because she had not earned
any money ioi' him." Dempsey said
ne never had struck his wife and that
tho Jaw fracture was caused by a fall.
Dempsey said his earnings In tho
ring for 1 1 17 were about $4,u00. Tho
next year a-large part of his time was
spont in appeal ances at patriotic bene
rits, out or which, he said, "besides
traveling expanses, he got two wri3t
watehes ana a gold pencil."
"I wantod to do mo country some
good," ho said in explanation of his
uoxing tor nothing.
' Did any of your opponents get
anything for these matcnes?" he was
iSo. Onco Wlllard was to get $30,
000 in Chicago," Dempsey replied.
Wll'o Left Him in 1917.
Early In 1917, soon after his mar
riage, Dempsey said, he left his wife
in, San Francisco whilo he went back
to Salt Lane to box. He returned ten
days later to find ner gone; discovered
her living with her brother In an
Boxing promotors then told him he
was worth 'about 30 cents" to them,
because of remarks his wlfah m.o
about ni3 "laying down to Flynn," the
witness said. -Soon after they went to
Seattle, ho paying all the bills as
usual, Dempsey continued.
From Seattle his wife went to Ya
10 aee ner mother, the pugilist
testified, while he got a job in the
shipyards on account of dullness In
the boxing gamo, but she failed to re
turn to him and. did not answer his
Dernpsey told of his work as a gov
ernment recruiting agent for the snip
yards lato in 191J, saying ho "guessed
he got three or .four hundred men" to
work in tho Philadelphia yards
Cross-examination failed to alter or
confuse his testimony. Tho defense
announced that only one or two wit
nesses would be called.
W. H. Stolurow, a traveling sales
man of St. Paul, testified he wroto
most of the answers to Dempsoy's
questionnaire at a Chicago hotel H
said ho had done it in a spirit of
friendly co-operation, and that noth
ng was said to Indicate anything on
the part of Dempsoy or his manager 1
Jack Kearns, but a desire to answori
the questionnaire honestly. Dempsey I
corroborated his testimony, and a. I
similar story was told by L. Llchton-'
stein of Chicago, In whose room tho I
paper was signed.
LONDON, June 14. The Star says:
,i1lef":.l,tofc?,irtl111" w,n represent in
tho untied Suites very much what tho
count Jon liberals represent In this
country. Ke is the instrument, we
mJRht any tho tool, of the cleverest
group of men in American public life,
the Republican senators. The senate
Is dominated by tho trusts.
"Senator Hardlntj JS a middlc-of-tlio
road Republican, and the social I
reforms, as urgtnt In tho United State!
a here, will receive from ium, vo
tear, neither sympathy nor solution."
The Morning iTorkshlro Post be
lieves "there is bettor prospect of hclp
rul European policy than wo could
have looked for had tlio choice of tho
delegates at Chicago fallen on a poll
mln h?,(iIn& tho opinions with which
lllram Jonnoon Is credited with."
riBW JOBK' uJune l4 The New
iork cotton exchange will be closed
baturday, July 3, and Monday. July 5.
It was announced todav.
jmr P These portable styles of the Victrola I 'H
cSr ' enable you to have the best music vhea- ! HH
J want it You can easily take them M jjj
j Victrola IV, $25 : ''jf jj BB
j V on the lawn -'v;- 1 H
i A 1 on your boat fl
I "S Jg to your bungalow J
I cs"' or anywhere! ;. .J V , . M
Victrola Vlf1 ' jjlj S
'1 play any of the more than 5000 IE i H
I ' catalog Hear them today at ' $Jf 1 1 1
jjjj ; 'ffi' ' ' l
l Victor Talking Maciiine Co. ' tji I -: I
i y cawlcrtha Udl Lock on tho labdl Jif
j Camden, New Jersey victor talking machine oa -2L 1 ' H
LOSDOX, June 14. Evening paper,
editorials on Harding aro devoted'
largely to Senator Hnrdlng's chancca
of election, and what effect tlint
, would have on American forebrn noll-
cy. Both tle tilobe and Westminster
Gasctic decku-c tlmt Senator Harding's
election is by no means assured If tho
Democrats arc ublc to rind a strong
Tlic. Globe thinks a Republican de
feat is not Impossible, if such u num
as AVllliam G. .McAdoo or Ambassador
John W. Davis were nominated. The
Westminster Gnzete declares Great
Britain must preserve neutrality in a
presidential conflict, but cannot dis
guise its. interest. Jt is doubtful, in
the opinion of tho pajor, if the elec
tions can settlo the question whether
rho United States puanuo a purely
American policy or take n hand in in
'Hud President Wilson been avail
able." says the inpcr, "he might have
boldly carried his banner into the
fight nnd rallied the majority to him
hy the lofty appeals he knows so well
how to inake. But in his default it is
unlikely nny Democratic nominee will
do this, or Of the sanction of the
Democratic party for a pure- league of
"Ou the other hnnd tho Republican
i party does not entirely close tho door
: on American participation in world
politics, and even seems to favor somo
sort of extension of arbitral methods
in world affairs. The choice of a snfo
man saves us from active pursuit of an
anti-European policy by that party of
its nominee, and to that extent there
is a point grained."
STffUSET CAR HEARING.
OMAHA, Nob., Juno 14.Thc stato
railway commission voted today to
take Jurisdiction in the case of tho
street car employes . who aro asking
a 13 cents an hour wage increase No!
' dato has been set for the h oaring; 1
WASHINGTON. June 14. Between
4,000 and 5,000 federal employes eli
gible for retirement on pension will Ikj
formally notified within n week of the
automatic termination on Aucust 20
oi meir. active service. The recently
enacted retirement act provides re
tirement must take place ninety dajs
from its signature, nnd tlmt employes
. coming under tho statuto must be no-
! tilled 00 days ahead.
j The retirement age is seventy for
clerical workers and for mechanics. It
is estimated that in tho District of
Columbia alone 1.0Q0 government cm-
j ploycs will be retired.
A largo area of wolfram has been.
diacovered in Northern China.
.WARNING ISSUED BY
WASHINGTON. June 14. Warning
was issued today by the alien property
custodian against the transfer of stock
certificates received from Germany in
, cases whore the government has de
manded all enemy title In such certifi
cates. Several instances of the transfer of
such certificates have been roported,
it was said today, and closer co-operation
between companies and their i
transfer agents was urged to prevent I
such mistakes. Transfer agents mak
ing such transfers are liable for the
value of the stocks, Francis P. Garvan,
alien property cusctodian, said.
'HEAT CAUSES CLOSE
OF OMAHA SCHOOLS
OMAHA, Neb., June 14. Because
of the heat all public schools were
cl03cd at 10 o'clook today. For the
sevonth sucessive day the temperature
today reached 90 degrees. The high
est was 96 on Sunday. One death and I
two prostrations were reported today. I
POSSE OF 500 COMBS
WOOD FOR WILD MAN!
RPJD OAK, la., June 14. a posse1
of more than 500 men and bovs spentl
Sunday combing a large timber tract
near hero for a nude "wild man" who
has been terrorizing farmers' wives for
tho last two weoks, They did notl
DAS OF DEE'S STAFF.
NEW YORK, June 14. The Rev W
W. Page, last member of tho staff of
General Robert E. Deo of the Confed
erate irmy, and rector of St. Paul's
church, Cornwall. N. Y., died in a hos
pital here last night, it was learned
today. He was SO years old and was
at one tlmo religious editor of the New
NEW CABINET PROPOSED.
BERLIN. June 14. Carl Trim born
loader of the Center party, has ac
cepted the task of forming' a new min
istry to succeed that of Premier
Braun, which resigned Juno $, it was
JUDGE LAND IS SENTENCES II
BOYS TO LEAVENWORTH II
CHICAGO, Juno 14. Federal Judge ' '
Landia today declared that "the safest 'i i
occupation in Chicago now is holding 4 f 91
; up persons at the point of a gun and i J Hi
shooting policemen," when he sen- i I WM
tencod Wiliam McTwon. and two other f IB
18-year-old boys to fivo years In 3 " 19
Leavenworth penitentiary for robbinc ; Sfl
a postal sub-station. Another mem- 1 ,H
ber of tho band received 18 months 99
'ALARMING REPORTS OF I . H
UPRISING IN INDIA mH
r-JSD,0K' June u- farming con- kHI
f dential reports of an intended up- J
rising in India in tho autumn are
reaching the government, according H
to the Star today, which says that Boi- H
shevik literature is known to bo be- A
hind the movement. The India office ' H
when questioned with regard to he 1
Star reports, declared that it had 're! H
ceived. no. such information. H
oo . . , H
tJrTE,IL1XY ASS DEIAY. 1
BLRL1N, June 14.' Gormmv u H
requested tho supreme T council tl
grant a further delay of thrpn miLu H
for the reduction of the Gcrma?
to 200,000 men, says the Tl?ob?att I?
was recently announced that the re
ductlon of the German army to onn B
000 men had been accomplished
I o? heaviness after meals are
M mostannoying manifestations
m ot acid-dyspepsia. jH
g normal digestion. H