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First of Five Million Campaign
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RB publican Nominee
STREET FAKIRS LOSE
OUT WITH BUTTONS
HI National Committee Corners
4 ' Celluloid Supply for Lapel
Photos of Candidate
H WASHINGTON', June 26. Accom-
panlcd by Mrs. Harding. Senator
H Harding, the Republican presidential
'nominee, slipped quietly out of Wash
H lngton today to spend the week-end at
H the country home of a friend in a
H nearby state. Teh senator declined to
H make public his destination but an-
H nouricod he would bo back' at his of-
9 Dec next Tuesday.
1 J3v surrounding his trip with sp-
H crcoy, the presidential nominee hoped
IIBi f- 1 avoid crowds and obtain a rest. H
V Will bo the first vocation he has taken
H since his campaign for the presiden-
Hl Ual nomination began early in the,
Confers With McCorniTCR;
I The Republican nominee went'to his
office early in the day to go over his
correspondence but remained less than 1
two hours. In anticipation of the de
parture from the capltol no engage
ments had been scfreuuled but he con
ferred briefly with Senator and -Mrs- j
Mcdlll McCormick of Illinois, the lal-
tor discussing with him party plans j
relating to the part of women in his;
While on his week-end trip it is;
! .understood Mr, Harding will devote i
somo time to his speech of acceptance '
which is now undr preparation. ,
First of rie 3IUJlon I
The first of the five. million cam
paign posters bearing the picture of j
Senator Harding and Governor Cool
idge of Massachusetts, the Republican
candidate for vice president, taken
from the press, was rece.ved today
from the printers and presented to the
presidential nominee. Tho poster is
printed in three colors and bears tho
caption; "America Always First." Ow
ing to the print paper shortage, the
posters- will bo only about 111 by IS
inches in size.
Thousands of Buttons
Senator Harding's office also re
ceived the first batch of the lo.ouu.OOO
campaign buttons bearing the nom
inee's portrait. Friends of the sena- ;
tor remarked on the fact that follow-,
ing a national convention street sales-
mon usually appear Immediately with I
buttons bearing tbc likeness of the)
nominee. This year, however, tnoi
' street fakirs have been conspicuous
i by their absence. This was explained )
by the fact that the Republican na-j
lionnl committee several months ago;
bought up virtually the entire supply
of celluloid leaving none of the fna
tcrial available for the manufacture I
of buttons except those ordered by!
tho committee. I
RAR1TAN, N. J., June 2G. Senator
W. G. ardlng. Republican presidential
nominee, Is spending the week-end at
the country homo hero of United
Slates Senator J. H. Frellnghuysen.
When tho senator left Washington
today he was disinclined to make pub
lic his designation. Tonight, hSwcver,
he consented to permit fii3 where
abouts to bo known with un earnest I
stipulation that he be not disturbed;
as lie is seeking a much needed rest.-
1 Kj-NTUCKY DELEGATES
fl&ULE OUT DRY QUESTION
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26. Reso
lutions favoring tho league of nations
covenant "without reservations which
impair its essential integrity" and de
claring tho prohibition question "not
an lssuo in this campaign" wero
passeel by the Kentucky delegation in
caucus today. They woro intended to
instruct tho action of Senator Beck
ham, elected member of the conven
tion resolutions committee for the
state at the same session
Miss Laura Clay, a descendant ot
Henry Clay, was elected vice chair
, man of tho delegation.
FLOOD OF IMMIGRANTS
H BREAKS POST-WAR RECORD
N03W YORK, June 2G, All records
for the arrival of aliens here sinco
the resumption of immigration fol
lowing tho war wero broken today
1 'ncn 6,200 prospective Americana
H flooded the Ellis islund immigration
Hi ( station. Twenty additional guards were
Ef immediately placed on duly.
M0" Commissioner of Immigration Fred-
mt crick- A. Wallis attributed the in-
Hi crease to activity or foreign agents of
Hh txnns-Atlautic steamship lines.
! I BRITISH SHIPS
I -BOMBARD TURKS;
LONDON, June 26. British (
warships at anchor before the
town of Ismid, Asia Minor, have
violently bombarded the Turk
ish lines stretched around that
' place and it is estimated that
1 1000 Turks have been killed, ac
cording' to an Exchange Tele
graph company dispatch from
Reports from Ismid, the mes- J
sage stated, indicate that vip- J
lent fighting continues there. ;
j SMYRNA, Asia Minor, June
j 26. Greek forces engaged in
j the offensive against the Turk
! ish nationalists in Asia Minor
are advancing in four directions
and have taken a number of
i towns, according to an official
! communique from Greek army
headquarters under Thursday's
i . Confirmation of the recently
j reported annihilation of the
I 13th Turkish army corps has
J been received here.
Sii 'll IS;
L. F. Kneipp Promoted After
Five Years In Ogden; Has
Enviable Record j
District Forester L. F. Kneipp Is j
promoted to assistant forester, with
offices in Washington, D. C, tho pro
motion to take effoct July 1, accord
ing to official information- received
from Washington yesterday.
Mr. Kneipp will have charge of the
office of lands- He will probably not
depart from Ogden betoro CiO days be
cause his presence in the district office
will be necessary for several weeks.
Mr. Kneipp is tho second district
forester at ugncn to go to Washing
ton a3 assistant forester. H. A. Sher
man, former district forester, recently
was promoted to the position of as
Tnus far no information regarding
hla successor has been given out, al-j
though it is reported Lnat two men
are being consluered for tho position.
Makes Itnpkl Rise. !
Mr. Knelpp's career In tho fore3ti
service has oeen an enviable one, ac
cording to the records. Starting in
19Uo as an assistant forest ranger, lie
progressed within a year to tho po
sition of forest supervisor, and from
April 6 until tho middle of 1S07. wa3
connected as supervisor of the Recoa
river district in Arizona. In 1907 he
was appointed to tho position of for
est inspector, and In 1910 went to
Washington, D. C, as chief of con
trol in the branch ot grazing.
He returned to the west to accept
the position 03 district forester of the
Tribute to Forester.
The forest Kervico bulletin contain
ed the following tribute to Mr.
"The foregoing announcement will
bo read throughout District -1 with
genuine and whole-souled regret. Fori
ovor fivo years we have forged ahead
under the inspiration of Mr. Knoipp's
leadership, making steady and con
sistent progress, In splto of the tre
mendous handicaps of the war pe
riod, toward the attainment of our I
Ideals of public service. His admini
stration has not only witnessed ma
terial progress along tho lines of ef
fective organisation the development
of close, harmonious roiatlon3 he
tween our widespread units, and tho
adoption of improved administrative
methods, but in every branch of our
work the position of the service be
fore whom wo serve has been marked
ly strengthened. The prospect of his
departure from District 4 would oc
casion In itself nothing but the deep
est regret, and to those of us who
havo been so fortunate as to work
directly under his personal supervis
ion in the district offico the sense of
loss will bo espoclally keon. Ills high
standards of offlcal and personal con
duct, his integrity of purpose, his
strength of character as a man, the
soundness of his Judgment and keen
ness of his intellect, his all around
efficiency and his commanding per
sonality havo Inspired an unusual de-
( Continued on .Pago 'Seven.)
With No Friction and Great
Enthusiasm Judicial Candid
ates Are Quickly Named
WILLIS. DAVIS AND
1 DOUGLAS LOSE OUT
(Convention Indorses National
I Platform and Indorses Hard- j
I ing and Coolidge
J Lieutenant Colonel James A. Howell
land James N. Kimball are tho cholcol
j of tlo Republicans for district judges.
1 Joseph IS. Evans for di3trict attorney 1
jis also their selection. Tho Ropubli-i
can convention of the Second Judicial!
dstrlet held yesterday afternoon in
the courthouse will go down In his-1
tory as a session without friction or!
sensation, but of united enthusiasm.
Harmony was the keynote of tho en
tire session and from the opening
speech to adjournment the conven
I Hon ran along like a well-oiled ma-!
I chine. There was spirited competi-
Ition 'at times in oratory as tho quali
ties of the nominees wero exploited byj
their friend3 and at times It appeared 1
j-as-though close battles wouhrbe" on"!
j the program in the balloting. How
lever, the results showed decided one-'
, sided tendencies and no close race I
I featured the session. j
j Howell Bl Leader.
Colonel Howell won overwhelmingly j
over ills competitors for his seat on ;
the district tjL-nen. Ho hauled In a!
total of 158 votes, wiih Mr. Kimball,
hla nearest contestanx, finishing in I
seconu place with li'l'j. John G.I
I Willis and John C. Davis ran a neck
j and ncclc race, wiih Mr. Willis finally
I polling ti-Hf. votes and Mr. Davis C.
'.U nominees were selected' on tho
When the smoke cleared away af
ter the vote for district attorney, and
MrJ' ISvans was announced as victor
ious by a total of 111 votes against
S9 cast for Royal J. Douglas, Mr.,
Douglas Immediately took mo floor
and moved that 1110 nomination of
.)r. Evans be made unanimous by ac-'
: clamallon. Ho was roundly ap-l
I plaudcd. !
A resolution affirming tho alleg
iance of tho delegates to tho Republi
can parly and the platform aoopted
by tho party at the recent national
convention was one of the first pieces j
of business to como before the dele
gates. It was unanimously adopted 1
and cheered. j
The resolution sets forth that the
delegates approve and endorse Hard
ing and Coolidge as the standard
bearers of tho Republican party and
pledge them tnetr true and loyal sup
port and furthor pledged to do all In!
their power legitimately to place them I
in the offices tor which thoy are nowj
candidates "to the end that the glory,
and splendor of this magnificent na-l
lion will be upheld throughout tho
Praise for Yanks. j
The resolution also paid tribute to I
the conduct and patriotism of tho men
who participated in tho world war and I
giving "to all who woro the uniform '
and lought the battles of this country'
in any of the wars our heartfelt ad
miration and esteem."
Tho closing paragraph of the reso
lution stated that the delegates at tho
convention pledged the nominees of
the coientlon to bo fair and impar
tial, guaranteeing equal rights to ail
and special privileges to none.
Cheers for Harding.
Enthusiasm was injected Into the
convention during tho pause imme
diately following ihe .calling of the
session to order when W. P. iSpperson
of Davi3 county climbed upon a chair,
Unrolled a photograph of Harding and
shouted. "Gentlemen, I wish to intro
duce you to the next president of the
A bedlam of cheers, applause and
whistling followed and it was fully a
minute before the dolegate3 again set-!
lied down and would let tho conven-1
tlon proceed. 1
Tho convention was called to order
shortly after li o'clock bv c. R. Hol
llngsworth, temporary chairman. Hoi
stated that the session would imme
diately get down to business and there
would be no formal opening talk. Sec
rotary Honry W. Stable of Davis coun
ty was absent and Walter W. Evans
of Davis county took his place near
the speaker's stand. Mrs. Mattio Tur
ner of Morgan county and W. T
Greenwell of Weber county acted as
Tho convention call was read by
Secretary Greenwell and committees
wero appointed by tho chair. The
committees wore composed of
Resolutions Walter Cotroll, Davis
county; E. A. Wlldo. Morgan county
and B. T. Hulanlsskl, Weber county
Organization Committeo Gcorgo
Halverson, Wober; Sophie Grass, Mor- -gap,
nnd M. Nelson, Davis.
Credentials Committeo P. A. Dix. i
(Continued on Page 7.) , I !
Hint Burning at Stake
Say Hanging Is
FEATURES IS CASE
Excitement Running High
Since George M. Underwood
Lost Arm and Leg
I By EDWIN D. RIDER.
I "X. LX A. Staff Correspondent.
KANSAS CITY. June 20. Excite-
ment is running high and there .are
; open muttorlngs in Excelsior Springs,
near hero, that if the two "torture
bandits" who robbed George M. Un
derwood and then bound him to tho
Wabash railroad tracks where a few
minutes later a passenger train
rumbled by, cutting off his left leg
and left hand, are found, tho wheels
I of Justice will have to do somo tall
Hanging is loo good, the citizens of
Excelsior Springs say, and there Is
talk of "burning at tho stake."
T,ho revolting crime has shocke,d.
-allnhiscelTohoTTITtf "country. " "'
Police Arc Raffled.
The robbery motive has been dis
carded by the authorities, but tho so
lution of tho mystery still is ns baf
fling as when Underwood was found
crying for help.
He is now in a serious condition in an
Excelsior sanitarium., His homo is at
There are several puzzling features'
to tho case:
1 Bandits who wished to rob
would not ko to such lengths jus
tylns; their victim to a railroad
- Underwood liad no enemies.
It Is said. He stoutly insists he
knows oT no reason wiiy he should
be given such piuiislirucnt. I
3 It Is reported that about a J
week before the crime Underwood
had taken out a $30,000 accident
1 Authorities are also working
on the clue thai the murderers
of the young woman, wIiom; nude
anil headless body was recently
found in a pleasuro lake near St.
Joseph, possibly thought Under
wood knew of their work and
wished to remove liim as a wit
ness. Changes is Version. i
The mystery is complicated by Un
derwood changing his original ver
sion of tho crime. His first story was'
that both his hands and legs were'
tied to the rail. But now he says
only his loft leg was tied. Physicians
say his right hand shows no marks
of being bound by wire.
Tho victim of tho torture bandits
has a wife, two children, throe broth
ers and a father, all of whom aro now
in Excelsior Springs. All say only
robbery and tho desire to leavo no ono
to testify against them was the mo-1
Underwood had been visiting
friends in Excolaior Springs. About
9 in tho evening ho started for tho
Wabash station. Half a block from
the station a big motor car, with two
men in It. drovo along side him. Both
were well dressed. One he described
as small and dark comploxloned. "Get
in and keep your mouth shut," ono of
Took Few Dollars. .
They drove him into the country,
robbed him of afew dollars, gagged,
and bound him to the track and then
Five minutes later Underwood
heard the Wabash passenger coming.
Ho says ho tried to wrench himself
loose, but failed.
G. 0. P. NOMINEES WILL
HEAR FROM SUFFRAGISTS
WASHINGTON, June 2C Suffra
gists plan to make demonstrations at
both Marlon, , Ohio, and Northampton,
Mass.. when Senator Harding and
Governor Coolidge nro formally noti
fied of their selection as tho Republi
can party's standard bearers, Mis Alice
Paul, chairman of tho national wom
an's party announced here tonight.
Miss Paul said the form which the
demonstrations will take had not yet
been determined upon.
ASSEMBLY CLERK DEAD
PHILADELPHIA, June 26. Tho
Rev. Dr. William Henry Roberts for
thlrty-flvo years clerk of the Presby
torlan goneral assembly, died in a Jaos
pital hero today. He was 76 years
At tho last session of the assembly
held here recently, he rcslgnc'd after
appearing In a rolling chair. He was
afterward made state clerk emeritus
and his salary -of ?G.Q00 a year con
Factions At San Francisco
j Line Up For Vigorous Fights m
iSEMTOR REED ;
! UNABLE TO GET '
Palmer Group Wins Out m
Georgia Contest Without j
UTAH VOTES TO KEEP
' OUT MISSOURI SOLON I
Senator Carter Glass Displays
Deep Feeling in Speech
Against Foe of League
. AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISCO.
June 26. Administration leaders won J
a sweeping victory in the Democratic'
national commitee today when that;
body recognized tho Palmer group ofj
delegates In tho Georgia, contest and;
refused to give Senator James A. Reed
of Missouri, bitter opponent of thoj
j league of nations, a seat In the con-!
I vention. The voto to Iteep P.eed out
' of the convention wa 34 to 12 and
came after a long puolic hearing and
La-u -hour-and a'limf-of discussion Tje-j
hind closed doors.
' The voto to ueat the Georgia Palmer
I delegates was unanimous, 4'J votes be-'
ling recorded in their favor with four'
I committeemen absent. The action of;
i tho national committee in the Georgia'
' contest carries with it tho re-election
I of Clark Howell as a member of the.
I national committee, his delegates hat--;
ing selected him at tha time they wercj
named In Georgia.
Tho voto by states on the rejection
of Senator Reed's claim to a seat in '
tho convention was as follows: I
For Reed California. Delaware, Il
linois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ne
braska, Neada, New Jersey, Now
York, North Dakota, Ohio 12.
Against Alabama, Arizona. Colo
rado, Conuecticut, Florida, Georgia,
Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Mas
sachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Mis
souri Montana, New Hampshire, Now
Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn
sylvania, Rhodo Island, South Caro
lina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
I Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington,
Wyoming. Alaska, Hawaii, Philip
pines, Porto Rico 34.
Refrains from Voting.
Frank Qulnn, who held tho proxy I
of F. B. Lynch of Minnesota, refrained!
from voting .becauso ho expected to bej
a member of tho credentials commit-:
teo and would have to pass on ihe ac-'
tlon of tho national committee.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Wc3t Virginia, Wisconsin and District
of Columbia were not recorded as vot
ing. Bofore the vole was taken. Com
mitteeman Moore, Ohio; Saulsbury,
Delaware; Mullen, Nebraska; Dock
wollor, California, spoko In favor of
Senator Glass, Virginia, made the
principal speech against Reed and!
was supported by Commlteemen I
Quinn, Rhode Island; Jones, New
Mexico, and Tltlow, Washington. j
Glass Shows Feeling.
Norman E. Mack, New York, In vot
ing for Reed gave his reasons and
John W. Coughlin, Massachusetts, ex
plained his vote agaln3t Reed. I
The mujority of tho speakers mj
each Mde confined thomselves io roc-1
ords in the Reed case and tho leaudul
of nations did not enter much into the'
discussion, according to some of the
committeemen. Senator Glass showed
much feeling in his speech against
Senator Reed, and because of hls
closo connection with the president
was regarded by some committeemen
as reflecting the views of the White
There was no discussion of the
Georgia contest prior to the taking otl
tho vote. I
Frlend3 of Senator Reed announced'
that thoy will take his case to the
credentials committee. In the mean
time his seat will be held by James
T. Bradshaw, his altornatc.
Tho Georgia contest will also go to
tho credentials committee, It was al
leged, by W. J. Voreen, a membor of
tho deposed group of delegates and
who was to bo the next natlonnl com
mitteeman from Georgia If tho Hoko
Smith-Tom Watson delegates had
won their fight before tho committee.
Turns Over Proxy.
KANSAS CITY June 26. James T.
Bradshaw, alternate to Senator James
A. Reed as delegate from tho fifth
Missouri district to the Democratic na
tional convention announced horo to
night that ho had voluntarily turned
his proxy to Senator Reod and that
tho latter was empowered to act for
him in all matters portalnlng to tho ;
buslnoss of tho convention.
Mr. Bradshaw said ho gavo the
proxy to Sonator Rood Just before tho
senator loft for San Francisco and '
said that he did so "because he -thought
thw highest lntorcsts of party
harmony demanded it."
Mr. Bradshaw declared business
matters prevented him from attending
tho convention In person.
I BRYAN, REED AND
! WALSH TO FIGHT
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 j
Plans for opposing the admhris-'(
tration treaty and league of na-,
tions plank were formulated at
.an hour's conference toniglit
between William J. Bryan and i
Senators Walsh of Massachu-
setts, and Reed of Missouri:"
Their first .effort, Senator
Walsh said, is to be made in the
resolutions committee by offer-
ing substitutes for the adminis
! tration plank. 1
If defeated in the resolutions
committee Senator Walsh said
it was planned to present a mi
nority report to the convention.
The major portion of those in
the movement, Senator Walsh
added, is to prevent commit
ment of the party to unreserved
ratification of the present J
1ETS UNO MS
IN HOT BATTLE;
Bryan Declares Polls Will Be
Taken to "Show Up" Sup
porters of Rum
SAN FRANCISCO. June 26 "Wets"
and "drys" today continued their pre
convention battle but left the out
come still in doubt.
William J. Bryan formally opened
his fight for a prohibition platform
plank. After his election by tho Ne
braska delegation to the resolutions
commitleo he made a long and vigor
ous address at a luncheon of the Com
monwealth club on prohibition and
other platform questions. He de
clared the Democratic party must be
"saved from the liquor interests." ;md
predlctod utter rout for tho "wets."
Democratic leaders favoring modi
fication of the Volstead law confined
their efforts to qulot work among
stole delegations. Several claimed
large accessions to a wet or at least
damp declaration. Others leaders,
however, declared tho platform would
bo silent on tho prohibition question
and wero working toward that end.
No Compromise, Says Bryan.
Mr. Bryan asserts that thero would i
be no compromise on the prohibition
question. He said that while an open
fight might be avoided ho would force
a record vote, both of stales and in
dividual delegaT.es. if the liquor ques
tion wero brought tip In tho conven
tion. It is the paramount Issue before;
the Democrats, Mr. Bryan said, declar-j
ing his special purpose hero was to!
have a "dry" plank incorporated in
the platform an essential to party1
victory in November, lie said. 1
The "wets" were encouraged by re-1
ports from southorn delegations that
hopes of the prohibitionists for a
"solid south" foi a prohibition decla-i
ration wore unfounded. Thoy declare
that the unit rule could not be in
voked on all southern delegations and
that many of the southerners were i
ready to vote against the prohibition-!
ists. ' I
Fight for Dry Plank. j
Mr. Bryan told hla audionce today
that ho sought his place on the resolu-'
tions committee especially to fight for'
a "dry" plank.
"I'm not sure that we're going toj
havo any fight," Mr. Bryan continued,
"but on the wet question, which prob-;
ably will como before the convention,!
every man will have the chance to go,
on record. We're going to havo a roll- I
call and I want every delegation polled I
so If any Democrat wants to turn tho
party over to tho liquor Interests his I
folks at homo will know It."
Mr. Bryan said he would welcome a
minority report from tho resolutions
committeo if noccssary. to bring the
lssuo squarely before tho convention.
Country Will Know.
"When wo'ro through," he contin
ued, "the country will know wholhcr
the Democratic party will bo tho chat
tel properly of the brewers or whother
they'll be out of business never to
ralso their black flag again. There
will be no dodging tho issue, no skulk
ing around as thero was at Chicago.
If the Democratic party isn't willing
to speak out after tho supreme court
has withered every argument of tho
wets, It ought to dissolve."
Leave Well Enough Alone.
WASHINGTON, Juno 26. William
(Continued on Page Seven) ,
Bryan-Wilson Forces May
i Clash Over Nation League
and 'Dry'1 Questions
TEN ASPIRANTS BOLDLY JH
J OUT FOR NOMINATION
Name of McAdoo Continually H
Bobbing Up When Dele- ' H
gates Get Together ) H
SAX FRANCISCO. June 2C As tho
rival forces at the Democratic riation-
al convention movo inWpositlon for
the opening Monday there fs apparent
I no more definite alignment of strength
I for various candidates than there has
l been since the delegates began to ps-
semble. William Jennings Bryan
epitomized tho situation today in lan-
guago with which most observers
seemed to agree.
"There will be a lob of tickets put WH
up and put down before this conven-
tlon nominates one," he said. H
. The closing hours of-thc-prc-convon-j
tlon period 'aro much the same as
I characterized the last minute proceed-
! ings of tho cRpublican convention at
Chicago. Til ore is a marked similarity
in many respects. H
I Ten Candidates Out. IH
I Seven hundred and- fifty-six of the
' 1092 delegates are uninstructed. Their IH
' personal preferences cannot be asscm-
bled in composite review. There are 'M
j ten candidates, avowed, unwilling or
I receptive. It seems certain that some
balloting on tho convention floor will jH
j be necessary to disclose the lines of IH
i strength and' weakness, clear the llH
ground of favorite sons and compll- ll
montary votes, and narrow the situa-
tlon down to the real contenders out
In the open. H
No Democratic candidate comes to H
San Francisco with any such showing H
of pledgod strength as was brought
to Chicago by Wood. Lowdcn or John- H
son. But, as at Chicago, the sltua- IH
tion at the opening revolves about a IH
rivalry on issues rather than for tho H
moment on candidates. H
How much. Influence William J
j Bryan will have on the making of the
party's platform and its choice of a IH
I candidate will be shown soon after tho H
opening session of the convention Mon- H
Tho first evidence of horr much of H
a force Mr. Bryan will bo will conn lf
In the makeup of the resolutions com
mlttee. which will draft the platform
and in tho choice of tho permanent
organization of tho convention.
Brynn-WlLson Opposition. IH
j These issues bring about a direct jH
contest between the administration
forces and Mr. Bryan's forces. If M H
' Bryan finds upon the resolutions com-
mlttee a majority of men sympathetic IH
with his views on prohibition.- the IH
I league of nations and other questions,
the chances of a fight at the outset
I will be minimized. If the admlnls- IH
' tration men control and insist on a
I declaration in support of tho league H
I covenant as brought from Versailles
by President Wilson. Mr. Bryan may
oppose brlngintr the issue into the pla- IH
I form at all. Of course, If the "wet 3" H
attempt to put in a plank which mns
; counter to Mr Bryan's declared views
on prohibition, Mr. Bryan ccrtninl
, will carry the fight to the floor of
the convention. In such an event Mr H
Bryan will not be unanswered nnd fl
there are prospects of fireworks, which
might even .llpse the display which IH
accompanied Mr. Bryan's fight a'
i Baltimore which culminated in the fl
nomination of Woodrow Wilson.
Little Action Monday. IH
Monday's session will be a mere pre-
limlnary in wliich Chairman Cum- H
mings will deliver his keynote sneech H
the caucus designations tor various
committees Including resolutions and
credentials will be ratified and tho con-
vention will ihen adjourn so that the
committees may work. H
If a fight within the committee do- IH
lays the completion of their work be-
yond Tuesday noon, the session that H
day may bo another routine affair. iH
It is undecided whether tho nomlnat
Ing speeches for tho nine or ten men
who will be presented to the conven- H
tlon will be delivered before the plat
form is brought in. At tho Baltimore
convention of 1912 tho nominations IH
were mado before the platform wa, J
adopted but the usual custom Is Just
Nobody professes to know what can- IH
didato Mr. Bryan favors. No one
professes to know with any greater de
gree of certainty what candidato
President AVilson and'the admlnlstra-
tlon forces may favor. H
LeaRuo and Wct' Questions.
But, at ovory turn of tho road, as
a seeker after information searches
through tho delegations In an attempt IH
to assess their preferences and leanings
the elusivo McAdoo movement bobs ll
The play of politics is expected to
show many shifting alignments IH
(Continued' on' Pajio -7)