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Vol. LXXX No. 26,873
First to Lasir-the Truth : News ? Editorials ? Advertisements
(Copyright, 1*80,
York Tribune lac.)
Generally fair to-day and to-morrtw,
except possible local thunder
showers; continued warm;
variable winds.
Full R*port on Laat Fare
* * ** FIVE CENTS 1
Manhattan, Brooklyn
and The Bronx
Harding Grateful;
Wood Thanks Aids
Nominee Very Happy as He Rushes to
Catch Special Train; Poses With Wife
For the Camera M en After Victory
General All Smiles as He Extends Thanks to Host
of Supporters; Says, "We Put Up a Good
Fight" ; Coolidge Well Pleased
CHICAGO, June 12.?Interviewed at the hotel to which he rushed from
the Coliseum after his nomination, Senator Hardirig made no formal
?statement, but, declared he was "very happy" and "deeply grateful" to his
The Republican nominee showed plainly his .elation when he emerged
from his rooms with Mrs. Harding to face a battery of camera men.
"If you want to make Mrs. Harding look, pleased," said the man on
whom the Pwepublican party had just conferred the greatest honor in its
yift, "tell her something about the price of millinerv comine- rlnwn ?
There wr.;- a burst of laughter ivA
which Mr?. Harding joined and the
cameras clicked a lively accompani
merlt as the photographers adopted the
Mrs. Harding was beaming with hap?
piness. Asked for some comment upon
her feeling as to the distinction given
her hnsband by his fellow Republicans,
?he said:
Wife Tremendously Pleased
"I am tremendously pleased, of
course. But I think my husband is
Worthy of the honor, and I am content
to be in the reflected light."
Later Senator Harding said:
"I am very proud, r.s any American
should be, of receiving the great honor
from the Republican party. I am not
unmindful of the obligation and re?
sponsibility that go with it."
Senator and Mrs. Harding were busy ?
with preparations to enable them to ?
catch a 3*oecial train for Washington ?
within a few hours. The Senator had 1
been up nearly all night, in the round !
ef ccmerence-3 with party chieftains I
which led to his nomination, and to-j
day spent hours in the heat and strain :
at the Coliseum while the battle from j
Vrhich he emerged a victor by an over- j
whelming vote was being brought to :
its dramatic close.
The pleasure of the victory had re
luted the physical strain, however, and i
tha Ohio Senator showed little evi- I
dence of it after he had bathed and!
put on fresh clothing.
Senator and Mrs. Harding enter- j
tained a small party pf friends at din?
ner to-night. Their guests were Will '
H. Hays, chairman of the Republican
National Committee; Dr. and Mrs. C. j
E. Sawyer, of Marion, Ohio; Mr. and ?
Mrs. Edward Scobey, of San Antonio, |
Tex.; C. S. Creger. of San Antonio, for- !
merly of Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry i
Vissering, of Chicago. i
The Senator's party left at 11:45 1
p. m. for Washington.
Statcnnent ,by Wood I
Within half an hour after the can- ',
fention had nominated Senator Hard?
ing General Leonard Wood ga\*?e the
following autographed statement to
The Tribune correspondent:
"I congratulate Senator Harding on
iii nomination.
"At the close of this campaign I take
this opportunity to thank from the bot?
tom of my heart all the men and women
who have helped so loyally in the pre
cenvention and convention contest. I
sm sincerely grateful for their help
and appreciate the spirit of unselfish
loyalty in which it was given. I also
Appreciate the nation-wide expression
ofeonfider.ee and support."
General Wood was in his private
?PH? at the Congress Hotel with Mrs.
Wood and their daughter, Louise, while
the convention wan balloting. The news
e*me to him by telephone, and he im?
mediately ?at down and wrote the fore?
going statement.
One by one the leaders came into
joe room. Mrs. Wood met them with
the kindest exprepsion while the Gen
ira! was writing at his desk. She
wemed most distressed at their disap?
pointment. The General, when he rose
irera the desk, ?hook hands in turn avl
*..ered _ word of sympathy to each
' those who entered. So surprised
w*re his supporters at the magn?ni?
mo?? attitude that few could say any?
thing to hi!?. The General smiled gen
,?rously and said: H '
'Well, we put up a good fight, anv
**y. And I havo nothing but thanks,
! ?fj ?* >'ou- * certainly have a multi- ?
?We of splendid friends."
Low-den Explain* Withdrawal
Fiar ai _ deadlock, which he believed !
woold prove detrimental to his party, :
fitted Governor Frank 0. Lowden to
??tase his delegates on the convention
8o*r at to-day's session, according to a
??tement made by hirri to-n;ght. Gov
After the eighth ballot, upon which
! ?wived a plurality of all votes cast,
?was represented to me that the dele
?r*7*t ?ere becoming reetive under the
fi '?>'/ Fearing a protracted^ deadlock
i believed wouid have been detri?
mental to the interest? of the country,
Meeid-ed to release ail delegate* and
*?Y'sed them to use their best judg j
*?nt ax to whom they should support.
J have great confidence in the ability
*JJ character of the successful can- ;
?'??t*, shall support hirn with all
?*?"'??* and believe the ticket "Will
?? elected. The Republican party has ?
*** had such an opportunity for serv- -
****>? half a century. j
*.,*'?"" the friendships formed during?
B* ?ampaiirn and for the loyal sup* |
Pg ? to many fine, patriotic men and
**Mtu, 1 [.hall never c?ase to be gratc
Cwer?ic,r L/^v/den withdrew in the
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Joy Rules le
Home Town
Whistles Shriek, Bells
Ring and People Gath?
er on Streets to Ex?
change -F el i citations
MARION, Ohio, June 12.?Tbig little
central Ohio city of nearly 35,001
people went wild with joy and enthu?
siasm to-night when it learned thai
one of its citizens, Warren G. Harding,
had been nominated for the Presidency
by the Republican National Convention.
Minutes before it was announced
officially at Chicago that Harding had
been nominated Marion started to cele?
brate what it considered a sure
thing. Factory whistles were tooted,
church bells were rung and Harding's
friends and neighbors gathered on the
streets in shouting, laughing groups.
No one was at the Harding home to
receive the news. The house, one of
the modest dwellings of the city, was
Harding's father and sister, who live
here, were the center of enthusiastic
groups of townspeople, who discussed
excitedly the developments of the day
at the Chicago convention.
Father Has Joyful Birthday
The father,- Dr. J. P. Harding, a
practicing physician, received the news
of the honor to his son on his seventy
sixth birthday. He seemed highly
elated, as did a sister, Abigail Hard?
ing, who teaches English in the Marion
High School.
The elder Harding received the news
without excitement. He declared he
had not wanted his son to be nomi?
nated, but now that he was nominated,
he said he would vote for him for
Earlier in the day, when Harding's
nomination appeared assured, the
father told intimate friends he hoped
"Warren" would not be nominated, as
<-o many Presidents and men in high
office are assassinated. lie said he
didn't want his "boy" harmed. Never?
theless, Dr. Harding appeared to be
the happiest man in the world to-night.
M.S. Harding was with her husband
at Chicago when the nomination was
made. The Hardings have no children.
Senator Harding is a successful
newspaper publisher. Since 1884 he
has owned and published "The Marion
Star." He has been in newspaper work
-since he was nineteen. When in Marion
he spends all of his time at "The Star"
office in the active management of tho
paper. He is a practical printer and
delights in spending hours in his com?
posing room handling type.
Discharged as Maine Partisan
He began his newspaper career on
"The Marion Mirror," which was a
Democratic newspaper, at $9 a week
salary, and was discharged from the
staff of that paper during the Blaine
campaign because his sympathies were
with Blaine and because he insisted
upon wearing the high hat of the Blaine
The Republican Presidential nominee
was borri on November 2, 1865, at
Blooming Glove, Morrow County, Ohio,
just nineteen mile.. east of Marion.
When a boy his family moved to Cale?
donia, nine miles nearer Marion, where
young Harding taught school for two
years. He played a cornet in the Cale?
donia Brass Band, and later received a
college education at a little Baptist Col?
lege at Iberia, Ohio.
When he was nineteen years old
Harding moved to Marion to study law,
but law did not hold his fancy long. In
college he had been editor of the col?
lege paper, and newspaper work thrilled
him. It was then that he began work
on "The Mirror," from which paper he
was "fired."
ii is ?political life began in 1880. when
he was elected to th<? State Senate
from the 13th Ohio District. In 1903
he was elected Lieutenant Governor of
Ohio and was elected to the United
State* Senat?-? in 1914.
He married in 1801 Miss Florence
Kling, of Marion.
Golf i . Senator Ha-ding'i particular
hobby. lie also is a gr<;at baseball fan
(C*ntl<iu-fi An ?>r.?. ihren)
Hays is Re-elected
National Chairman
CHICAGO, Jon? 12, Will H. Hay?.
?i' Indiana, wa? to-night reflected
ch.in.: i 0 th. -Republican National
The Republican Nominee
Warren G. Harding
Record of Ten Ballots
Sixth Seventh Eighth
Ballot Ballot Ballot
Lowden . . .
Wood _
Harding . . .
Johnson . . .
Sproul ....
Coolidge . .
La Follette .
Poindexter .
Hoover . . .
Du Pont . . .
Butler .....
Lenroot . . .
Kellogg . . .
Warren ....
Pritchard . .
Sutherland .
Watson . . .
W. L. Ward
McGregor .
Absent . . .
287 Va
, 65%
, . 84
. 34
. 24
? 21%
? S%
. 7
. 69
? 1
21 10
17 15
140 %
303 311%
299 311%
78 89
133% 110
82% 77
312 307 121% 11
311% 299 249 156
105 133% 374% 692 Mi
87 82 804^
Totals.984 984 984 984 984 934 984 984 984 984
Johnson Pledges
Harding Support
'No Rancor and No Tears ;
We Lost and I Don't
Whine,9 Says Senator
From n staff Correspondent
CHICAGO, June 12. "There is no
rancor," Senator Hiram W. Johnson, :
of California, told a group of his fol- ;
l lowers to-night. He delivered a speech
to the California delegation and de
j dared he had no thought of doing any
j thing but support the party in the cam
j paign.
"There are no team," Senator John
son said. "There is no rancor. We i
go out of this fight just as we went ;
into it, with our heads high and our!
hands clean.
"It has been a good fight. We loBt, ,
and I don't whine. 1 take my beatings
standing up. It was the proudest
thing of my life that my California
! crowd went ullthe wuy down the line
I und wc all died together."
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Trotzky Reported Slain ;
Moscow Regime Fallo |
Tokio Newspaper Says L?nine
Has Eseaped and New Gov?
ernment Established
TOKIO, June 10. -Information that !
the Moscow government has been over?
thrown, that Leon Trotzky has been
killed and that Premier L?nine has es?
caped, said to come from the Vladivos
stok government, is printed in an extra
edition of the "Asahi Shimbjn." A new
government, headed by General l?rusi
lofF, is reported to have been estab?
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Metal Plane Flies
248 Miles in 145 M.
Col. W. K. Wilson, With
Six Passengers, Wins in
Race From Washington
A thrilling race between two all
metal monoplanes from Washington to
Central Park, L. I., yesterday was won
by Colonel W. K. Wiison, of the Gen?
eral Staff of the United Siatea Army,
defeating Colonel VV. E. Gilmore, chief
of the supply group, United States Air
Service. The winner covered the 248
miles in 145 minutes, six minutes ahead
of the second machine.
The airplanes were the new Larsen
monoplanes, built entirely of metal,
with internally braced wings. Colonel
Wilson carried five army officers and
one woman in the inclosed cabin of his
machine, and Colonel Gilmore had five
officers as passengers.
At the conclusion of the race Colonel
Wilson said:
"1 wrote three letters on my wny up.
7'he writing is legible and firmer than
i?' I h'wl done it on a Pullman ear. I
!liink this type of airplane will servo n
very useful purpose in the ar.ny. The
trip to-day w.tK Hi.ice in excellent time,
iiespiie three t?torntn."
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692| Votes Cast For
Ohioan on J Oth Ballot
A e; Convention in Tumult
as Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana
and Arkansas Follow
LQ^den and Sproul Release Their Delegates; New York
Adds 66 to Total; Other States Hasten to Secure
Seats in Victor's Band Wagon
COLISEUM, CHICAGO, June 12.?Senator W?arren G. Harding, of Ohio, is the Republican
nominee for President. He was named on the sixth ballot to-day, making the tenth ballot of
the convention. Harding received 692 1-5 votes, 493 being necessary to a choice. The stam?
pede to him started on the ninth ballot, which was the first taken after a two-hour recess,
in which a group of the anti-Wood leaders decided to put him over if possible. The Wood
backers planned a last-ditch piece of strategy, in tending to attempt to force an adjournment until
Monday. In this they were joined by the Johnson supporters, the Pennsylvania delegation and
the Poindexter group.
So strong was the stampede, however, and so rapidly did the band wagon delegates climb
aboard after they had learned of the decision reached at the conference, that all hope of de?
laying the decision until Monday was abandoned, and even Pennsylvania climbed aboard on the
final ballot, changing its vote after the roll call had been almost completed.
Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts, was nominated for the Vice-Presidency on
the first ballot, with a vote of 6741/2? Against him were Senator Irvine L. Lenroot, of Wis?
consin; Hiram W. Johnson, of California; Governor Henry J. Allen of Kansas; Colonel Henry
| W. Anderson, of Richmond, Va.; Senator A. J. Gronna, of North- Dakota, and Judge J. C.
Pritchard, of North Carolina.
Governor Allen polled 68y2 votes; Senator Lenroot, 146V? ; Anderson, 28; Johnson, 22-V&;
Gronna, 24, and Pritchard, 10.
Council of Leaders Agrees on Harding
The real decision to nominate Harding was reached at a meeting of the leaders late last
night, The determination to center the anti-Wood strength on the Ohio man was influenced by
the strong belief of most of the Eastern leaders that the revelations about the campaign con?
tributions would make it difficult to elect either Lowden or Wood, while the opposition to
Hiram Johnson was so strong that there was never any serious thought of turning to him.
Actually, Hiram Johnson forces?by the process of elimination?are responsible to a large
extent for the nomination of Harding. It was the final smash at Lowden and Wood by the
Johnson forces, and their very plain threats, voiced through Senator Borah, which killed oiF
.v>? -l.on-.oa /v. nnirornnv Fr-ant. n T.r>wrl<_n ?*h .Tip rhnipp. of the anti-Wood leaders.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, on9
motion of A. T. Hert, of Kentucky,
was appointed chairman of a com?
mittee to notify the Senator of
his nomination. William Allen
White.was appointed to notify Gov?
ernor Coolidge of his nomination as
There was tremendous Harding
enthusiasm all day, bubbling over
with no surface indications as to its
why and wherefore. The Sproul
men seemed confident, as they still
thought there was a possibility of
I the anti-Wood leaders turning to
j them or Knox. The Harding move
j ment needed only the word that he
j would be satisfactory to everybody,
] even to the Hiram Johnson crowd,
i to force an immediate change in the
i attitude of the delegates.
Harding is extremely popular with
j the kind of Republicans who com
| posed the convention. Most of them
? know him personally from his visits
i to their states during previous cam
i paigns. The only reason he was not
I the logical candidate from the be?
ginning was that most of the dele?
gates thought, on account of the
stand-pat label -which has been
pinned on him in the public mind,
that he would not be as strong a
? candidate as some of the others.
Johnson Approval Potent
As soon as it was learned, there?
fore, that the Johnson people would
\ not stand for Lowden or Wood, but
| would not object if Harding should
be selected, tremendous enthusiasm
was stirred up.
The convention, composed mostly
of men who piay the political game
; between campaigns as well as in
? them, has nominated one of "our
; kind" of fellows?one of the men
| who talk "'our WriPruacrc"
The spectacle of tr.e two leading
j candidates being tied with such large
votes, and each with more than two
hundred votes more than the man
most people in the convention hall
realized was going to be nominated
was one of the most unusual within
the memory of the oldest convention
fans. It was on the second bal?
lot of to-day that Lowden reached
his peak. On the following ballot
Wood gained half a vete more,
??-.aching his maximum si' ?'2. On
this ballot. Harding edged ap to
105Vs. Lowden held his vote of
311 %_.
The fourth ballot of to-day, the
y ? ? ??-?-?
eighth of the convention, showed a
gain of 28 more for Harding, bringing
him up to 133%. Wood slumped off
to 299, and Lowden to 307. Then the*
organization started a wild demon?
stration for Harding by attempting
to force an adjournment, the reason
for which was not clear to the Hard?
ing supporters. They could see in
an adjournment only the possibility
that the leaders would agree on some
one to substitute for Harding,
whereas, if they forced further bal?
loting they could expect to take full
advantage of the tremendous Hard
| ing drift. Frank Willis, who nomi
| nated Harding yesterday, and who is
! a candidate to succeed him in the
Senate, leaped on a chair in the
| midst of the Ohio' delegation and
\ roared for the demand for roll call
on the question of adjourning.
Three or four of the organization
leaders rushed on the rostrum and
beckoned frantically to Willis.
Harding Men Reassured
Accompanied by Myron ff. Her?
rick, another of the Harding lead?
ers, Willis mounted the rail and
joined the organization group on the
rostrum. The Harding men were
told that there was no plan to switch
the anti-Wood strength to any one
else than Harding, but that the re?
cess 'was desired in order to obtain
the approval of the Johnson forces
and to consult with Johnson leaders
as to the Vice-Presidency.
Willis and Herrick signaled that
all was satisfactory to their follow?
ers on the floor, and then, fully *ten
minutes having elapsed since the viva
voce vote had been taken, Chairman
Lodge smashed down his gavel and
announced that the ayes had it.
At the conference which followed
the adjournment were present Will?
iam Barnes, of New York; ex-Gov?
ernor Willis of Ohio, representing
Harding; Senator Borah, represent?
ing Johnson; Senators Watson, of
Indiana, and MeConnick, of Illinois,
and representatives of every favor?
ite son candidate except Governor
Sproul of Pennsylvania.
It was agreed that the votes
thrown to Lowden this morning to
keep him abreast of General Wood
and thus avoid the danger of band
wagon votes being drawn to Wood
?should be given to Harding at once.
Some of the Lowden men. while con?
ceding that they would come to
Harding a little later, would not
promise to come on the first ballot
after recess. All doubt vanished,
however, when A. T. Hert said he
would throw the twenty-six votes of
Kentucky to Harding, and when the
Missouri and Iowa leaders agreed to
throw these two big delegations to
the Ohio Senator.
Pennsylvania Is Coy
Pennsylvania refused to come in
on the proposition. On the other
| hand, they began flirting with Wood
1 people, with a view to forcing an
: adjournment over Sunday. Most of
: the Pennsylvania leaders, as was
afterward disclosed, preferred Hard?
ing to Wood, but at that particular
? point of the maneuvers they figured
, that in the conferences which would
! be held in the forty-eight-hour re
? cess it might be possible that the
| leaders would agree on Sproul or
Knox, instead of Harding.
The Washington state delegation
played a similar came in the hope that
Poindexter might evolve as the anti
Wood candidate. The combination in?
cluded Wood, Sproul, Poindexter and
Johnson forces, however?for the John?
son people, too, agreed to fight for an
adjournment, on the theory that they
might drive a better bargain and per?
haps force the selection of some or.?
more in sympathy witji Progressiv?
thought than Harding.
Nothings could withstand, however
the Harding enthusiasm, once the dele
gates realized that it was not only pos
sible to nominate him but that h<
would receive the support in the elec
tion of the extreme Progressive wing o
? the party, headed by Borah and John
j son.
Harding gained four votes from th
| first state called on the tenth bailo
I when Alabama increase, its vote fo
1 him from four to eight.
j Arizona then started the landslide b
j ?witching her six votes from Wood t
; Harding.
Arkansas followed with her entir
thirteen votes, and the rush to the bant
wagon was on.
Johnson Holds California
California checked the enthusissm
little by giving Senator Hiram .V
Johnson her twenty-six votes, but Hard
, ing gained three from Colorado, tw.?v
from Connecticut and three from Del?
ware in quick order.
The Lowden votes from Georg!
switched to Harding on the final bailo
and it was a signal for the crum'ulin
of the Lowden strength among tb
Southern delegates.
The Lowd.r. forces threw up tl
: sponge when Illinois voted. Iilino
had cast 41 votes for Lowden on t!
ninth ballot, but Lowden received on

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