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JUNE 12, 1920
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Partly cloudy to-day, probably local ?
showers; continued warm. To-Bior- -
row probahly fair and warmer.
Full K-porl on l-ast Vage
TWO CENTS I THREE CENTS I FOCR CENTS
In Greater New York I Within 200 Mile? | Elsewhere
Wood Leads With 314% on 4th Ballot; Lowden 289;
Convention Adjourns; Nomination Expected Today
police Think Person Who
Had Key or Accompa?
nied Sportsman Home
Shot Victim in Head
Theft Not Motive;
Chauffeur Not Paid and
Other Bills Due Lead to
Inquiry Into Finances
The body of Joseph B. Elwell,
forty-five years old, owner of a rac?
ing stable, widely known auction
bridge authority and a social favo?
rite, was found yesterday morning,
pajama-clad, in a chair in his home,
244 West Seventieth Street A 45
caliber bullet had crashed into his
forehead, through his skull and into
the woodwork behind him.
At 8 o'clock Miss Marie Larson,
his housekeeper, knocked at his
??oor, and. receiving no answer,
pushed it open a crack and saw the
tragedy. The postman had brought
mail at 7:35. A letter delivered
at that time lay open before the
man with the blackened hole in his
forehead. Next door, at 242, paint?
ers had been at work ever- since
7:30, They had seen no one but the
postman approach the house.
The man through whoso brain the
copper jacketed automatic bullet had
r'.owed its way was still alive. Phy?
sicians summoned said It could not
possibly be so, but it was. He died
two hours later in Bellevue Hospital
v.-ithout regaining consciousness. A
single word from him might Have
solved a mystery that grows deeper
the more the police make efforts to
get to the bottom of it.
Pistol Not Found
They have not found the automatic
?pistol with which Elwell was slain.
Not only have they fonnd no one who
sa whis assassin, but in the room
itself there are no clues save the
shattered woodwork from which the
h?llet has been dug and the shell
found on the floor.
Elwell had dined his last night on
earth on the roof of the Ritz Carlton
with a party of friends. Ho was last
been by them walking west on Foity
sccond Street, about 2 o'clock yester
The only theory advanced so far
tame from Edward B. Rhodes, the dead
"There were two or three women,"
he said, "with whom Mr. Elwell was
very intimate. It was always my un?
derstanding that they had keys to hi3
house. I do not know what their names
were. It may be that on? of these
?omen were married and her husband
found out about her friendship for Mr.
Ehvell and somehow got possession of
Rhodes also insisted that his em?
ploye! was hard up, having lost heav?
ily on the races at Louisville, and in?
tended to sell his yacht and two auto?
Elwe?l couldn't possibly have dis?
posed of the revolver after shooting
nimself, physicians insist, taking its
absence as a bar to any theory of sui?
cide. They say tnat be didn't stir
after the one shot. Judge William M.
K. Olcott, former District Attorney,
who kr.<*-w Elwell as a fellow club mem?
ber, finds the character of the weapon
"He would be the last man In the
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Hottest June 11
In Last 26 Years
90? Temperature Wafted
Here From Chicago ;
Rain in Parts of City
New Yorkers who dabbed Ineffective?
ly at fevered brows around six o'clock
yesterday afternoon may find some
nr.a!l satisfaction in the knowledge
that they were enduring the hottest
June 1! that New York nas sweltered
tnder for twenty-six years. Three heat
Pi-octrations were recorded.
. The heat wave, the experts say, came
from Chicago, where it was ninety
V*o on Wednesday and ninety on
Thursday. It is not officially recorded
that Henator Johnson and the conven?
tion have anything to do with this,
lvt y?,u can't stop a ?wan thinking.
It was ninety i;i New York yesterday
afternoon at s?x o'clock, a steady climb
for the mercury from sixty-two before
M?ris*. There is no immediate pros
; *' 9? any cooling off in the tempera
ture to-day, but it is suggested?jus1
?vjifgeste/j, that's all- that Sunday ma>
?-just may, that's all?be cooler.
Folks whose pet weather lino is "?1
;*n'* the heat, it's tho humidity," will
t.'?\ he, encouraged noticeably by th(
?fi&Ci*! figures, which show a declining
too!* t. ?jre quota with the 8dvancir?;
temperature, Hij-hest humidity, sev?
enty-two at ei(fht a. m.\ lowest, forty
three at four p. m. ?
It rained and thunderetormed ovei
-tOrtoin section? of Manhattan an?
Brooklyn, and nome extravagant per
**M insisted that haiUtone? also Ml
Downtowfl was arid, whilw ?lie uppOl
reach?! Of the city dashed for covpi
'? '!'?! ?.>;<; ixsnptUtl of u downpour whicl
? . ?--d ty,f, ?tiffnees out 'if Innumer
'??,': pttitt boneh suit?, and wilted re
?eat ?trow oat* to * messy pulp.
Fiery Oratory of a Roosevelt
Sways Convention as of Yore
Mrs. Corinne Robinson, Sister of the Late Colonel,
Moves Delegates to Frenzied Cheering in
Seconding Nomination of Wood
By Heywood Broun
CHICAGO, June 11.?We are told that the bad old days when
a little group of bosses met in a back room and picked the candidate
are gone. This, they say, is an open convention. Wo believe it. In fact,
this convention is so open that it yawns. Politically, the old style, back
room nominations must have been an evil thing, and yet from an aesthetic
point of view there is something to say for the system. We doubt whether
one boss leaned across the table and said that Joe Gish ought to be chosen
because "in his blood there runs the same strain of ?red which floats so
proudly in Old Glory." Nor did each boss compare his favorite candidate
with Abraham Lincoln or quote Omar.
Moreover, we doubt whether they ever paraded in close formation
round and round the room, hour after hour, spouting "Gish! Gish! Gish!"
in an effort to prove conclusively that here was the logical candidate
In Perjury Case;
Jury Out 4 Hrs.
'Verdict Is Accompanied by
for Mercy ; Inspector
Reels as Though Struck
Spends Night in Tombs ;
His Case Will Be Appealed ;
Juryman's Mother Dies
Whie Tweve Men Debate!
Inspector Domlnick Henry, who has
been on trial in the Supreme Court on j
a charge of perjury, was found guilty I
shortly after midnight this morning.
The case went to the jury at 8:30 j
Henry had charged that District At?
torney James E. Smith had come to
him and tried to make terms under
which gambling houses in the inspec?
tor's di'strict would be protected.
Justice Weeks ended his charge to
the jury at 7 o'clock last night, and
told the twelve to get their supper be?
fore beginning consideration of the
case. The jurors were locked up at
8:30 o'clock. At 10:15 they returned
to the courtroom and asked to have
portions of evidence tending to dis?
prove Henry's charges read to them.
Jury Comes In Again
At 11:45 the jury came in again and
asked that testimony of Inspector
Henry on cross examination Thursday
be read to them. They retired again
at 12:15 and seven minutes later made
known that they had reached a verdict.
The verdict of guilty, though accom?
panied by a strong recommendation for
mercy, evidently startled and shocked
the inspector, who reeled as though he
j had been struck. William E. Murphy,
I of his counsel, stood by his side while
! he gave his pedigree and accompanied
j him to the Tombs. Tere Henry will !
be locked up until Tuesday, when he !
j will be sentenced. His case will be j
Following the achievement of the
verdict, Howard Reidelman, one of the
! jurors, of 507 West 138th Street, was
] told that his mother had died while
I the case was being debated by the jury.
Question of Veracity
Justice Weeks, in his charge, said he
wished to emphasize that the trial In
? volved a question of veracity between
! two public officials. The public, he
j said, was more concerned than either
I Henry or Smith.
"If Smith told the truth while ap?
pearing as a witness in this case, then
Henry could not have told the truth,"
said Justice Weeks. After referring
to conversations which Henry testified
he had with Smith and in which he
? declared Smith proposed that vice
i might be made a source of revenue, the
| court continued:
"If the jury is convinced that any
! part of the conversations did not take
j place, then Henry is guilty of perjury.
This case reBolvo3 itself into the fact
j that one of two officials has falsely
, sworn to statements. I wish to im
i press you with the gravity of the
(Continued on pas? flv.)
I Mayor Thompson
Quits as Delegate
Instructions to Vole for
Lowden Given as Rea?
son for Resignation
CHICAGO, Juno 11. Mayor Wlliam
j Halo Thompson, of Chicago, resigned
; a:* delcgate-at-large for Illinois to-day.
II. Kavo as his reason that the state
' convention had instructed him to vote
j for Governor Lowden. He said he
I believed that if Governor Lowden'a
campaign expenses had been known at.
| the time neither the primary nor the
i ?t?te convention would have endorsed
Samuel A. Klt.lson, also on?? of the
deleg&tes-at-large presonted his resig?
nation with ?Mayor Thompson's. They
: presented a joint statement of their
reasons to the chairman of the Illi
nois delegation. Hoth referred to the
Lowdon campaign expenditures.
?.-.?j '?m.?- li.ij,'' Th? country'? futuro
j. .<*',?/i!v<n road The Tribun?, Call th?
(i.ml Morning ?filrl B??temsn 3000?and
give i,i-i your H'lvifiiwr/i .iii f??r Sunday'*
(??rae, -?r ?it?'?'" )? ihroufh *>ny o? Th?
;l',ii.iin.*? Waul A?! ???nt? ~ov<ir 600 In
Ur*at?r Now York.?- Advt,
, Best Speech of Convention
All these things happened in the Re?
publican convention to-day, but out 07*
the welter of long-drawn twaddle there
rose one snatch of true eloquence. For
ten minutes there was cheering which
was spontaneous and unorganized. For
just this little stretch of time the
spectator could feel the amazing vibra?
tion which comes from a huge crowd
in ferment. Fortunately for tha Re?
publican party there was a Roosevelt
in the hall.
Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
made,the best speech which the con?
vention has yet heard. It was the best
in every respect. Her delivery was i
superb and her firm voice carried to
the back rows. Contact between the
speaker and the audience was con?
tinuous. We were almost afraid to |
stay and to listen, for fear that we |
should hit the trail and become a Re- j
publican. Later that fear disappeared.
Other speakers put just a little too j
much sawdust on the trail.
Mrs. Robinson made out a good case
for Wood and a still be'tter one for ?
Fannie Hurst. You may remember '
how generally Miss Hurst was twitted
about retaining her maiden name after?
marriage. Almost every paragrapher
wanted to know what on earth a mar- j
ried woman wanted with a name of
her own. We khew when Mrs. Robin- j
son came up on the platform for her |
speech. And she knew and so did j
Henry Cabot Lodge.
"Mrs. Corinne ROOSEVELT Robin?
son" was what he said. And dele?
gates from Oklahoma and Kansas and
Texas and the rest jumped up to cheer
when they hoard that a Roosevelt had i
come to talk to them. We wondered how j
much stir there would have been if Sen- i
ator Lodge had said simply "Mr?. Theo- |
dore Douglas Robinson." We are will?
ing to admit that sooner or later M?e
crowd might have found out that ths
speaker was a Roosevelt under what?
ever name they met her.
She has the family vim, the Roose?
velt sense of crowd psychology, the
Roosevelt-love of talking. Yet there is
a magic in a name itself. It is part
of a speaker's equipment. Roosevelt
belonged by right to the speaker, and it
belonged to the convention, too.
Fine Day For Women
Later in the day Alexandra Carlisle,
who played some years ago in "The
Mollusc" and appeared this season in
Masefiield's "Tho Tragedy of Nan,"
made a speech for Coolidge, and it was
second only to the speech of Corinne
Roosevelt. Both seemed to us better
than the speeches of any of the men.
It was a fine day for^the women. They
showed that as far as conventions go,
at any rate, their political skill is at
least as good as that of men. Never?
theless, the pickets are still standing
in the blazing sun outside the Coliseum
urging the Republican party to put
its shoulders in the light and finish
the suffrage ratification.
All the terrible speaking was done
to-day by men. We trust that no
reader will think that our constant
insistence on tho overmastering dull?
ness of a national convention is merely
(Continued on p?go four)
Day in Seclusion
Those in Chicago Remain
Away From Convention,
According to Custom
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
COLISEUM, CHICAGO, June 11.?
Candidates for the Presidential nomi?
nation kept away from the convention
hall to-day. They passed the day in
seclusion, following the old-time cus?
Senator Jehnson remained in his
room at the Blackstone Hotel through?
out the day.
General Wood visited his headquar?
ters in tho forenoon and had luncheon
with Colonel Henry S. Hooker, return?
ing to Fort Sheridan late in the. day.
Governor Lowden kept in close touch
with convention proceedings through
his repr?sentatives*, but did not leave
his quarters in the Hlackstone Hotel.
Herbert Hoover will hear the verdict
of the convention at New York City,
according to a statement from his
headquarters at the Auditorium Hotel.
Nicholas Murray Butler passed the
day doing his duty as a New York dele?
gate at the Coliseum.
Governor Calvin Coolidge waited at
if;.' Adams House, in Boston, to hexsr
from his lieutenants at tho Congress
Hotel tho results of the balloting.
Senator Harding rested in his room
at the Auditorium Hotel, and conven?
tion news was relayed by m?ssojigci
from hi? headquarters at the Congress.
The Senator paid visits of courtesy to
Governor Lowden and General Wood.
Senator Miles Poindexter kept to his
room all day in the Congress Hotel, ?re?
ceiving convention news through his
? Governor Sproul waited for the good
news ?t his room in the Hlnckstone
Hotel. He mndo no engagements for
In Parley to
Conference in Downtown
Hotel Still in Session
at Midnight; Lodge!
and Crane Participate
To Complete Task
Borah Serves Notice He
Will Not Support Either
Lowden or Wood
COLISEUM, CHICAGO. June 11.?
The Republican National Convention, in
a ten-hour continuous session, to-day
listened to eleven nominatinj speeches,
more than twice as many seconding
speeches, and then took four ballots
i nan unsuccessful effort to nominate
a candidate for the Presidency.
At midnight the maneuvering and
conferring among the convention lead?
ers was at its height and centered in a
conference at one of the downtown
hotels, where Senators Lodge, Smoot,
Watson, former Senator W. Murray
Crane, Senator Borah and others
Other conferences were going on at
other hotels and various clubs. The
Wood headquarters expressed satisfac?
tion with the situation, Lowden head?
quarters was predicting sufficient ac?
cessions to-morrow to start the Gov?
ernor toward the necessary majority,
and it was known that compromise of
fehs of various sorts were being carried
to Johnson headquarters,
Borah Balks on Lowden
Senator Borah, of Idaho, one of Sen?
ator Johnson's most ardent supporters,
announced to-night that he would not
accept either Lowden or Wood.
"If either of them is nominated," he
declared, "the issue before the American
people will not be on the platform of
the party?it will be on the issue of the
corruption of the American people."
Senator Borah expressed his views at
a public meeting of Johnson delegates.
"We have reached a time when it is
necessary to talk frankly, not only with
reference to the situation here," Sen?
ator Borah s?*id, "but also with refer?
ence to what the situation will be when
we leave here with a candidate nomi?
nated and our platform in our pocket.
I'm not here to gratify personal feeling
for or against any candidate.
"From my standpoint the interests of
the Republican party and of this coun?
try are superior to the right of the
individual to hold office. Our first ob?
ject is to nominate Hiram Johnson, be?
cause he holds the confidence of the
"I do not pretend to say that there
are not other men who could be elected
if nominated by the convention to-mor?
row. I do say with all sincerity that
either of the two candidates now lead?
ing before the convention will not re?
ceive, if nominated, hundreds of thou?
sands of Republican votes.
It was the first Republican conven?
tion in many years which had gone
past the third ballot before finding a
Presidential nominee. For nearly ten
straight hours the delegates sat in the
convention hall in broiling weather
and without rest or refreshment.
When the convention adjourned soon
after 7 o'clock, Chicago time, no one
in it had eaten since breakfast, and
the adjournment of the session only
marked the beginning of a series of
all-night conferences and manoeuver
ing, which the chiefs of the various
forces believe will bring accessions to
their forces for the reopening of the
balloting to-morrow morning.
Delegates Eager to Finish Job
In spite of the sweltering tempera?
ture inside the convention hall, the
delegates began to pile into their
piacaes a full half hour before to-day's
session was 'to begin. They all were
eager to have it over with, and tne
possibility that the nominations might
be made to-day and the convention
ended seemed to take some of the edge
off their distress from the heat. It
gave promise of being the hottest da'y
of the convention in all respects. The
sun got to work with a vigor exceed?
ing even the feverish efforts of candi?
dates' managers in their eleventh
hour efforts to line up a winning com?
Most of those on the convention floor
and in the galleries came with fans
and many of the delegates stripped off
their coats before they took their seats.
For the time being, at least, the hot
weather was the big feature in the con?
At 9.30, however, when the conven?
tion should have been called to order
there still were great patches of empty
i seats in tho delegates' section and the
j platform was almost empty. The crowd
j sent up an cver-growiny rumble oi
conversation while it, waited for the
! party leaders to get through with theii
(Continued on not pnge)
I Fire in Rockefeller
Residence Was in Stove
?Caretaker Annoyed When
Smoke Brin?? Firemen to
Interrupt Her Supper
Smoke that billowed out from th?
basement windows of the home of W
G. Rockefeller, _0_ Madison Avenue
last evening convinced passers-by tha
n three-alarm fire at least was ir
Sonic one turned In an alarm am
firemen, dashing into the residente il
/?(?arch of devouring ll?mese fount
only the caretaker eating supper. Sh?
Bald, when'asked as to the location o
lin? blaze, that, it was in the stove t lui
i didn't draw particularly well. Sh?
I added t*rtly that ?he liked to eat he
! .upper In peace ami that her name we
the business of nobody. The firemci
Record of Four Ballots
(Necessary to Choice, 493.)
Sproul . 84
La Follette. 24
Coolidge . 34
Hoover. 5 1/6
Warren . 1
Du Pont. 7
Not Voting. 1
N. H. (8)..
N. J. (28)..
N. Mex. (6)
N. Y. (88).
N. C. (22).
N. D. (10).
S. C. (11)..
S. D. (10)..
D. Col. (2).
P. Rico (2)
1 _ __
- 18 ? ? ?
_ _ __ 75 ?
11 ? ?
91/2 - - -
2 ? ? --
_ 41/2 ?
_ 2 ?
3 Hi/21401/2 289 5 79/2 25 20
Scattering?Du Pont, Delaware, 2. Borah, Idaho, 1. Wat?
son, Missouri 3, North Carolina 1, total 4. Poindexter New
York 1, Washington, 14, total 15. Knox, Pennsylvania 1, Mis?
souri 1, total 2. Sutherland, West Virginia, 3. La F ollette, Wis
consin,'22. Total scattering votes, 49._
Woman Admits She Held !
Gun That Killed Doctor |
Mrs. Kenyon Says She Was
Passing Pistol to Physician
to Shoot Himself
BTONINGTON, Conn., June 11.?
Frosecuting Attorney Benjamin Hewitt
announced to-night that Mrs. Mabe
Kenyon had admitted that she hed j
the pisto when Dr. Herbert Tetow, a :
retired physician, was shot and killed
in his apartment here to-day.
He said she told him and Coroner
Franklin Brown that she might have
pjulled the trigger, but did not re?
member it. She was under arrest to?
night and the authorities said that a
formal charge would be prefcrredt
against her to-morrow.
Mr. Hewitt said Mrs. Kenyon, who
is the wife of Alvin Kenyon, told him
that she quarreled with Dr. Teltow at
his apartment last night, returned
? there this morning, and after a talk
with him, went to-her home and ob?
tained a pistol.
Coolidge Says Platform
Spells Party's Success
Bay State Governor Asserts
Treaty Solution Insures Re?
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
BOSTON, June 11.?Governor Calvin
Coolidgo believes the Republican party
platform will lead to success this full.
For the first time since the league of
, nations has become an isBue the Gov
' ernor made reference to it to-?ay in
; his comments on the planks adopted at
! the Chicago convention. His state?
"No man is bigger than his party. 1
delegated whatever authority I had in
| making the platform to the National
Republican Convention. I believe their
decisions have been sound and wise.
"They have met and solved th?
\ treaty and league question in a way
| that will insure party solidarity. It
points out an adequate method ol
' joining together the nations of the
i earth to secure property and peace
? without endangering the fundamenta'
principles o.. American independence.'
Pennsylvania Delegation, With 76 Votes,
Virtually Solid For Sproul and Is Be?
lieved to Hold Key to Situation
Leaders in All-Night Session
?Probability of Knox Becoming Formidable Candi?
date Grows ; New York Delegates Split, Low*
den Showing Unexpected Strength
By Carter Field
CHICAGO, June 11.?With Wood and Lowden gaining on every ballot,
the Republican National Convention adjourned at 7 o'clock to-night after
four roll calls. At that time there was no decision in sight. An agree?
ment will be reached during the night, it is thought, which will permit a
nomination to-morrow morning.
On the final ballot Wood had 314 V2 ; Lowden, 289; Johnson, 140-V?;
I Sproul, 79%; Harding, 61%, and the rest scattered. Wood opened on the
! first ballot with 287 .2, or within 2% votes of Frank H. Hitchcock's figure?.
I He made no spectacular gain, going to 289 Va on the second ballot and 303
j on the third. Johnson gained on the second and third ballots, starting
with 133%, and reaching a peak of 148 on the third.
Immediately after the third ballot the Johnson forces attempted to
force an adjournment. They knew they had reached their peak, and
wanted a recess, so that Johnson might use the night to force the con?
vention leaders to grant concessions on the candidate and the Vice
Lowden Propaganda Is Spread
The situation still remains that the anti-Wood men have not agreed
on any one on whom they can unite. As a result of this failure to agree,
those among the leaders who favor Lowden determined early to-day that
they would put him over if possible. Propaganda that the leaders had
decided on Lowden was circulated among tho doubtful delegations and
even among some of the Wood delegations. Partially as a result of this
propaganda the demonstration following the nomination of Lowden by
far overshadowed the demonstration given any other candidate.
Both the Wood and Lowden leaders were anxious early in the day to
bring about the final vote to-night if possible. The Wood people espe?
cially believed that a straight all-night drive, without a stop to permit the
anti-Wood forces a further chance to agree on some one, would result in
the General's nomination. The Lowden men, through A. P. Hert, felt
the same confidence for their man, apparently for the time being at least
with more justification. There were no slip-ups in the delivery of dele?
gates as expected by the Lowden leaders, while in the case of New York
the Wood people had a painful surprise. The Empire State delegation on
the fourth roll-call voted 32 for Lowden, 20 for Wood, 20 for Butler, 5
for Johnson, 5 for Coolidge, 3 for du Pont, 2 for Harding and 1 for Poin
dexter. The hopes of the Wood people had run very much higher, while
the Lowden people had been making no claims.
Pennsylvania Controls the Situation
Pennsylvania, with the Johnson strength, is to-night the key to the
situation. Pennsylvania voted solidly fc% Sproul, save one vote for Knox,
and her 76 votes would put either Wood or Lowden within striking dis?
tance of the nomination. It was understood just before adjournment that
Pennsylvania refused to show its hand, on telephoned orders from Sena?
tor Penrose, who wired, it was said, urging an adjournment after a few
ballots. The first motion to adjourn, made after the third ballot, was by
the Pennsylvania delegation. The New York delegation leaders were
i very anxious to imitate Pennsylvania in concealing the personal slant of
their delegates, but were unable to do so, although another meeting with
I that in view was held early this morning.
While the chances seem to favor either Wood or Lowden at the pres?
ent moment, it is- well within the range of probability that either Sena
1 tor P. C. Knox or Governor Sproul may be decided upon during the all
night conferences ahead. Penrose is said to be desperately anxious to
unite (the anti-Wood men om Knox. The Lowden leaders, after taking the
bit in their teeth early this morning and virtually attempting to stam?
pede the convention, have not yet been shown that they cannot put the
Illinois Governor over.
Johnson People Balk at Illinoisan
The Johnson people have expressed the view to the anti-Wood lead?
ers, through Senator Borah, that Lowden cannot be elected if nominated
and they could not support him with any sincerity, in view of the. dis?
closures before the Senate committee investigating campaign expendi?
tures. They have not made any definite announcement as yet as to how
they would view the nomination of Wood.
Johnson's managers have made it entirely clear that they would be
wholly satisfied with the nomination of Senator Knox. This is the reason
the Pennsylvania delegation, acting on the advice of Penrose, who re
! gards Knox as the best fitted man for the Presidency, refused to commit
i itself to-night to either Wood or Lowden and fought for an adjournment.
Friends of Senator Johnson also have indicated a willingness to dis
! cuss Governor Sproul.. They have said they do not know how they would
view his nomination and would like further light. They leave no doubt,
: however, that nothing which could be brought out about Sproul would
place him as high in their estimation as Knox. The nomination of Knox,
of course, he having been an "irreconciliable" on the peace treaty, would
be an absolute vindication of Hiram Johnson's fight for the Presidency,
In all his stumping in every primary state, Johnson confined himself almosl
exclusively to the peace treaty.
Penrose Needs Some Lowden Votes
So that the question which the leaders must work out to-night i
j whether they can get enough Lowden votes to swing to Knox to nominate
j the Pennsylvania Senator, after adding the 76 Pennsylvania votes an<
the strength and delegates which Johnson might be able to deliver. John
son cannot possibly deliver anything like the 148 votes he polled on th
third ballot, or even the 140 .2 votes he polled on the fourth ballot.
The Lowden vote plus the -Johnson vote and the Pennsylvania vot*
j all as of the fourth ballot, make a total of .010 votes, whereas only 493 an
j necessary to nominate. This is in addition to the Harding vote, whid
as a matter of fact, will be controlled by anti-Wood leaders.
8 P. M. TO-DAY
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?' Some of the Johnson votes, which
' Senator Johnson himself cannot con
i trol, will be in the hands of the anti
Wood leaders the moment they feel at
liberty to leave Johnson, as, for in?
1 stance, the thirty votes in the Michi
j gan delegation, which will be rather
? tightly controlled by Colonel Charles
I B. Warren the moment they leava
Warren Anti-Wood Chief
Warren comes pretty close to being
the generalissimo of the anti-Wood
forces. On the other hand, if it should
be developed in conference that tho
Lowden people will not or cannot de?
, liver the bulk of their vote to Knox at
to any other candidate who may b?
agreed upon, then a big majority ol
the Pennsylvania delegation probably
?| will go to Wood. li\ fact. th?re art