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IN MY OFFICE
&ty 1X.Uyp.tpcr in taint Cmmty
lly AMoeMtkd PrM,l
llwU 'jarkkT trace! wMte'tisry a
tBV MflMHf tMWVM HI WPl
lor lira hmV
i- .'full iiititiirhrxiT' ''fri u
Iwil IWMttMt WH6
JkmmurUm Ut hw Na4W4t Char.
la MuMth they hefic (o. brar the
wt Isnmml aYkttetc and
cnwvnrthiii hiH to wltBcw Ihe siiec
leo T h jural political convention
NiitMni mH net event were im
the ttfuffrwm for today" nets Ion,
liptti McJNm H Acctpt
lliy Associated j'res,-
MS VHXNOmi. CnL, Juno 28-
mttt ctwvrMwfl itekiitri and lend
ers iipmctl fur n flirtit nvrr both
EhiWnrm mhI rawtfclMra to!y a
the ltmaTMtlc national convention
mtniiMftl for Hi iificntoff w.hsIcih.
The Keynote sweech of the wbot
Host featured the dn)Vt session. It
u ittNvrrcd by Hoinrr H, Cum
ruing, chairman of (lio Democratic
national rcfmniilirc unil temporary
thatcuMit of Ihn convention. '
Ltder, .Hi" newly M-lcclcd conven
tion rnmlmltce were expected to
I tarnish the-first real developments
m they betfM Utc totks of writing n
platform and hearing appeals- In the
VSftoiU contexts ovrr ilelcyalcV
sr.-HA. ami formulating contention
Tho litest snrfilcct Jit present InY
pernllng is Dm prohibition plank
flM, but Ihn' talk of cinWdatrs
the WMNiMntim of WHMm (iHrfw
McA-tao, former Krccrlnry.f she
I ho HrrnmMnrHit. nip nnnounrr.
Htrni IW MeAttiK), ilrNpllp liU ilriv
litnttlon Ikul lip dlil nut uunt llio
nnmlnnllaig wouM bp ullllnu to ap
ept It, wns vnriously rrixirlnl.
SmiB r the trailcm ilrrloml tlin
latrnt ilcvrliipmrnl meant Hint lh
PrHilnit'M win-In law, uIiomi mijv
Ifortrrs plnnnrtl to Itrrp dim In tliu
bnrkoniuntl until HCirrnl mUiln lim!
Iiprn Inkrn, would lp nil artlvo rau
trmlrr from tlio start.
Cniupiurutly, It lirrouifl nppnrrut
the llriiKKruK llkp Hip Hrpiihllconi,
uoulil liovo a "lila tlirr" field run.
ulna close toortltrr JlrAdoo, Cut
Citss fir KtsitetiMs' Cm.
SAN ntANCl!iXI, CnU June 'A
Srnntor CjirltT CAntrt iimimorni tih
Kach of the HmuN Oilt Which Hoc ttie Choove?
Tailor Maid Wife" A Comedy
ttMr tmi morr in pmwf In
i ( Mm M kmww'i
pa M. TVr i
Yflw waoSfttie women av!tslf.
tlon UfMMt ttm Hrm am) atknt
Ml to mW Me ttmwnllirt ta oraVr.
Mnrhw tHtftM Marril forlh antl then
the ImumI mi ffhMt aiHlltdriitMt orn
nmmhi Into Mralflst of The Wtr
iipanfftrit WaninT." A trrmrmtntM
Amcrkmt M wan untoowd. Tkr
tlojl wan prpwttrtl, llrIo4Hf n pp.
trull of PrpMptil WfMttlpnw WHsw,
anil (tlnul'lrH Ml mKhwrM of rhrrr
liHf unil mutiiunl wXwrne, the nVlp.
Biilr MivmtlHfl on chain. Mathty
IMclr hniwh, ahoutliif aiifclii'g a4
Hy Aaioclalcd I'rrst.
SAN KRA.VCrSC(. Cat, tioe 3IU
8'UIp cuininlmlutw nlinllnr lr Ike
I'toirml Trade (mnlWMi .was a
rcaltirp of a plank prMMil to be In
rorporulnl In Hip Itrinocratle ptl
fiinn today at tim r'ranrbm hy
William Jritnlntj' Krjan, ilflcgate
frum Nebraska. IIU protiovtl ptenk
rrmli a foHows:
"The HciHocratlo party plrdfm
the Ration to rid llwlf of prefltccrs
and to clow the door agalntt Uich
WILLIAM J. BRYAN
Williunl JrnniiiBi Hryali, who prtv
KiM-a n pmiiK in curb tlin proritrcra
rrlurn. It ulll Miilrunir to rllin.
Inntc all iiiinrrr.vairy uilddlfinrn by
premtrtr Uwt par
IMMB WIM Ml aM taw
m i y uvMivr. 11 ww
mfr law tlwt wttl
wlaaMeinwi m nun r', aaat
r II H II t aawlH -1 - )J --
the d4rfrt'Htcm ttrlvwH Mte
lnj hiaC Vnn be JiMhwaiMh
rhacyril. Ii wW caiteavof to twite,
ihh (xmrrn an amfile m Mi aw tf
the FcaVral Trade ColwlH.H
llio iimiiiik aililreia at tlin IX-nioi
rtaiic national coiivniiinn, which
otirnnt ila avesstoit here May. was
di-livcred by J. Uruce Kifer. vice'
liairnun or the Democratic natlmv
ol coninillti'o. IIU remark were a
My l'cllow DcinocraU:
Led through a labyrinth of at-
vIoua x)U'.'ch1 paiiiwaya, lout In llio
nuup of Klltical trickery, following
Hit I'lfxl l'lneri of rtrnubllcnnltni.
the OhicaRO convention rinrrgcd
ujion Hip well paved roadway of
That belemtcrneouii maw promul
J. MUCC KKCMCX
J. llruce Kreiner, vice chalrmnn
of Ihn Democratic nntlonnl conmll
Ice, who opened tho Domocrailc nn
lional convculion at 8att Franclaco
gated a rcmarkablo document re-
inarkable In Hie fact that it Is
masterly exemplification or tho art
of evasion. Not content with Hie
direct insult to the Intelligence of
tho progressive elements wrongly
placed, in their ranks, they mice
M'oro surrendered tho control of
(heir tmrly lo Iho old forces of re.
action and nominated a leader of
that dynasty of dollars, against
vhosc! influencn th(v common people
rebelled until tho great movement
of prugresslviim drove it from
n.wer and Installed in lis stead a
parly truly refresenlatlve of tho
Hate l.lve Ryuc Now.
In murki'il conlrurl lo the gather
Ing or tlio oiiposiMoii, we havo met
tixhiv lo deal Willi living issues and
to odviso Hie people of America and
of the world ot Democracy's stand
upon the questions or the hour It
It with Juslifioblo confidence that
wo approach Iho Important work of
presenting a piatiorm ana naming
n candidal, for we offer to America.
an assurance based on achievement.
Wt present n idodgo fouudiHl on per-
Tha llepuhllcan pnrly would lurn
hnukwanl, umniudfnl of Iho hopes
and aspirations nf forward looking
meiv and women, and would have us
restore In power rcnollonary forces
wlxlch could only result In ruin and
df.aster, but we will i-oullmio to
Kli p our ryra u mo innu nnn win
hold lo the imtli Hint during eight
glorious years has led America lo
prosperity, poaru aim norm leaner
Out opiioneiils speak tn Ihe people , H"r H. 0un)ninits, cbalnnan or
In Ihe language or yesterday. They Mini Democralic National Cominitlee,
see only through tho lenses of re- wI" w chosen temporary chair
action. Thmuslf years ot reirogres-1 man or the Democratic national
olim their portj has tww rcaehe.il
decadent alaatv The tkkmo
filaifnrm stamps It a a party of dp.
Mrftcllmt, IU drclaralloit of urln.
ciaftoa condemn but tUitpuU no
riiipuy citiier for real or fancied
ntJ It Is oul or luno with free pro
rkl everywhere! It lj nut of bar-
tily with Ilia world's desire: It no
lWMtrr, aa in Iho ilaya of ita rebirth,
laadj aa a ebtnl championing the
JffltWo of freedom, buly dwarfn) by
,0il " rtnncjnie. it haa developed
intftj a vfcinut. crabbed old scold.
Ajnerlca will not look for loader
iVf In that party: America will not
tOlwale the Iradrrthln of that tiarty.
Jirtcr. moro than iwiw, dos our
couptry look lo Democracy to save
It from Iho cou of national d?ars.
ikilon prewribed by llepubllcanlam.
or to save it rroni anjecl limniilalloii
tH'fore the nations of the earth.
IkiMocrBry Never EvWit.
Our parly Is almoit iu old ns the
tiatlimal llelf. II was created When
Ihn. force of ixipular Kovenunent
fcMunwd flu- the first lime In the1
world's hlatnry the direct conduct
of n nation. .It has prnKroaacd In
Ihajight as our nation progrensed
III growlh and altalmnrnl. It liai
kept pare with the lime and has
Bicaiurnl the tread nf the advancing
t of lllivrs government.
0)ir parly haa never been an eva.
slvq (tarly. II was not evasion thai
made Tlinnus Jcffenon the patron
saint nf democratic government; It
was not evasion that made Andrew
Jackson the personification nf lion,
oily and fearlesiness; it was not
evasion thai ins do tho Dtmncratlr
parly of today the champion of the
world's hopes, and neither will ft bo
easlou thai will make the nominee
nl this convention the president nf
I ha United Slates.
Our parly will present policies In
a direct and constructive way; Urn
Republican platform is but an In.
genious device meant to conceal ir
WW Perpetuate Peace.
It) delivery our messagu Injhe
American people our party will raise
its anchor upon Iho shores of lion
esly (Hiil steer unfalteringly llinumli
Ihn straits of courage.
with civilization's existence iron'
niHIri ifc hwnxH-entjklflrfertHinf.
.-mm iiaup, jiiiii'iiru imciiru nut
ilh hand to slay destructive forces.
r placnl her once more In her
exalted iiositlott and raised again the
fulled torch fnim whence radiate
Iho light thai tempers bnilisli liearls
and softens human souls. The world
i' wailing to hear tho decision of
I lie American electorate, upon the
covenant of the league of Nations :
a war wont world Implores America
In ako Hie lead In Ibis great move
ment, and humanity's voice cries out
imploringly lo our great nation.
Our country did not falter In IU
duly lo silence I he guns of war: our
parly will not falter in its duly to
CwMsaff'c. Kmiti Aatirtss
VtHVVrfll1sjj w najflVlu rranHvdO
SAN FHA.NCI8CO. 0oL June 18.
The Iuguo of Nations covenant was,
tlinmpion as the .Monroe doctrine
or the world? by Homer Cummlugs.
temporary chairman or the Demo
cratic national convention, lit lib
keynnto address here today.
Of the peace treaty's defeat in Iho
Senate, ho said: ".No blacker crime
nguinst civilliation has ever soiled
the pases of our history."
Ho characterised llio llrpubllcau
H. S. CUMMINGS
'f"f ' ''4 ltCTsssmI
plaUorm as "reactionary and pro
vincial." "Filled with nrcmediUlnt
slanders und vagUo promises, II will
be searched in valii for ono ton.
strucllvo auggesllon for Ihc'fcformn-
tlon or tho condltintii which il crlll
cues and deplore," h conllnueil.
"Tim oiiprcsscil people of Ihe
eartli will look to II in vain. II con.
lams no message of hope for Ire
laud; no word of mercy for Anne
n in; and It conceals a sword for
Mexico. II is Hie work of men con
cerned more with material Hung
than with human rights. It contains!
111 inouiliL no miriKiio wiileli ran
pe impulse or thrill In thoso whonct was adopted. The federal tradu
love liberty and Iwpe In make the c.munlsloii was created. Child labor
world a saf'r and happier place for
iiiu iitviajfu mail.
He declared thai Ihe peace lime I
record or the Democratic parly,
from .March, 1913, In Ihe outbreak
nl Ihe world uiir has In IU credit
"Miirr rrrcctlir, couMrurlltp and
remedial IcflWIallnu limn the He
publican Mirty bad placed upon
Ihe statute ImxiU In n aenrmtlon.
I'm Is "tug Uie admlnislratlon's
course iu the war. he said: "We
fought a great war. for a great cause
ami we had a leadership that carried
America lp greater helghths or hon
or and power and glory than she has
ier known before In her entire
SpnnMi Amrrlfiin Wnr.
U'l nn one misunderstand us.
These great affairs wt-re carried for
vard under Hie stimulus of Anion
ran imirlnllMti. supported by the
courage and splnl of our people.
All this n frpoiy and gladly acknowl,
Mieed. bul surely the lime has rome
when, because or Iho calculated criti
cism and premeditated calumnies ot
Hie opposition we are entitled lo call
bllention In the fact that all or these
things wrro accomplished under the
leaiiersmp or a Rival Democrat and
nf a greal Democratic ndmlnlilnv
Hon. ir (he Itepulilicnu leader are
ntil able to rejoice Willi us III Ibis
American triumph, they should
have Iho grace to remain silent, for
II docs not lie in Hip mouths of
llioso who conducted llio 8patilsh.
American War to Indulge iu tho
luxury of rrltivitoi.
l-Hefurrlng lo-i'oitgrf)i.-mBl-inVMlWt9w,,ro wnorod. be.ikcrd, asut
Kauons ny smelling- committees,
hr said that over HO Investigations
liavo liei-n made, over two million
dollars wasted, and "the result has
leen lo prove that it wns Hie rleail-
i. war ever rouglil in tin- history
Not a Goinrnlloii; an Auction.
"The Itepubllcan arly became so
f.xeil In Ita incorrigible habit or con.
diirtmg Investigations thai II finally
turned to Ihe fruitful task or Invosti
gating Itseir. They discovered rraud
and graft nnd gross ineicusalile ex
IH-ndllures. .The revelations disclose
Hie fart that Ihe meeting al Chicago
was nni a convention bul an auction
'Ihe highest bidder, however, did not
gel Ihe prue. The iinbliriy which
overtook the proceedings frustrated
tlie initial puriiose Tlie t.lnrnpi ron
sen I ion left the Democratic parly as
Hie sole custodian of the honor of
Peace nclilevriiunl.K or Ihe Ilcni.
orralie rtj', be atscrteil, "Irciil
Ihn ranncr from the deudriilng
effect or usurious fliinnrlnl con
trol. Lalmr wan gltrn IU magna
rlinrta or lllicrly. Hiislncvi and
flnanro were rclcowl Trom the
1 1 Ml HI 1 1 1 1 M H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ut-mtlHl M Ul 1 1 1
J A A IIIUIIIIIIIIlimWnil.lHIIIHIIU
Msq "-liftt Natur IwirM!" A femur
Ihrattriom of U4iwrtlty mI a
''The Inromo lax law, he ssid,
"relieved otir low of Iho reprttacli of
being unjustly burdensome, to Ihn
IKMir. Tho extravagances and in.
rcnjltle or the tariff sjilcm wcr
removed and a tionparUsan tariff
commission created. I'an Amcrlcatti
Ihiii was encouraged, and the bread
thus casl upon Uiu water camn hack
hi us many fold. Alaska was cpencd
V coiumcrcA and development Dob
lar illplomsry wn destroyed, A tor
ruin loMiy was driven from the .
iini i.. rr.i...- .
legislation wns rttacled. Tho nareel
IH.il ami inn rural tree delivery
were develoxil. A good roads hill
ai d a rural credit act were passed.
V secretary of lalior was given a
seal Iu the cabinet or Ihe president
r.igiu Hour law were auonted. Tho
Clayton amendment to the iShcnuaii
niitl-lrusl act was passed, freelnit
American lamir anil taking ii troni
Hie list of roiniiKHlllles. Th Hnilth
I ever hill for Ihe Improvement of
akrlctiltural codiUons was passed, A
corrupt practice act was adopted,
A wen considered warehouse art
was passed. Federal employment
bureaus were, created. Farm loan
tank, postal savings banks ami Ihn
icfterol reserve system were estab
lished. Instituted Federal Itcscrre.
"Tho federal reserve system,
passeil over tlw opposition of tho
leaders of Iho llepuhllcau party,
enabled America In withstand Ihn
strain of war without ahock or panto
and ultimately made our country
tho greatest creditor uaUon or tho
Turning lo the rrctril or Iho
Itrpubllrnn Mjiijrrjn sJnrr 1918,
Mr. t'unmilnts said It wan "barren
or achlevrnirtat, nhonick hi Km
waste of time awl moNry smmI h Mi
ni il poniHcI for Hs hscomprtcticlen,
fnWacCfi awl rcpiiiMatluiw,''
I'n'sldent Wilson's two ainnals Imv
roro Coiurrnsji ror legislation dealing
with profiteering, reduction nf taxa
tion, aid tor Mildler. ami laws In
Impnivc relations. Of caiiltal nivl la-
: " f1"' "mr uruHn vW
country lias neither peace nor n
KIckncNs of llcurt.
He dwelt patlcularly on allacks
rnado iiK)ii Ihe President .Malice
Ii Mowed him lo the peace table, bo
said, ami widespread propaganda
made It imperative when he re
turned from Paris (o "make a si nig
gle for that which had been won at
Incalculable cost. This meant wreck
of health, sickness for months on a
I ill of pain: and worse, the sickness
of heart which conies from the
knowledge that political adversaries
ore savagely destroying nol merely
the work of men's hands, but (ho
world' hoM or nettled peace. This
was Ihe affliction- -this the cruel,
Mr. f.iiitmilnns ronllnuiil that hi
one Kcnsp "Il Is quite Immaterial
what people way about Ihe prmi
dent. Nothing wo ran Kay can M
or detract Iroiii thp fame that uli
How down Uie iiiicni'rlivs ilmmicN
lie cited the llepubliran and Pro
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