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NO. 4976 ' WASHINGTON, D. a. SUNDAY, JUNE 13. 1920. THREE CENTS
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Chicago, June 12. Warren G
Presidency by the Republican nati<
conservative wing of the party o
every turn. His selection at the
the inside workings of the party
remain the master political strategic
They permitted the aspirants'
along until the conservatives were
laid off the early pace, a pace tha
and Johnson, until the real racin
move the result was no longer
ground rapidly and half way dov
Political Prophet in Ohio. ''
The outcome of the great contest
demonstrated one other fact.
Ft established the merit of Harry
M. Daugherty, of Ohio, as a political
prophet. Months ago, when
Wood and Lowden and Johnson j
were running their heads off in
the State preferential primaries,!
Mr. Daugherty scoffed.
He was quoted as having said
that after a few preliminary ballots
at the national convention a
group of men would assemble in a f
room at the Blackstone at 2 a. m.,:
and pick the nominee.
The participants in that conference
and their decision to pick
Harding were reported to the
lie Ledger late last night.
Avoid "Muddy" Candidates.
Harding was chosen for many 1
reasons. The party leaders were
convinced that both Wood and i
Lowden were besmeared with mud
by the Senate committee which investigated
Lowden could have been nominated,
but Senators Henry Cabot
Lodge. Charles 8. Curtis, James E.
Watson. Reed Smoot and Boies Penrose
had doubts about his ability
to win. They were of the opinion
that to nominate him after the
Missouri disclosures would have
placed the Republican party on the
defensive from the moment the
nomination was announced until
the polls closed on election day.
They took the position that there
was abundant candidate material
within the party without incurring
that handicap. Wood, they regarded,
as less besmirched than Lowden,
but the expenditure of almost
$2,000,000 did not impress them as
likely to appeal to the people. They
would not for a moment tolerate
Primed for Plicf.
They sought a conservative.
They found him in Harding. They
had been plugging for the Ohio
Senator more than a year. They
brought "him into prominence In
1916 by making him chairman of
the national convention. He was
the original Penrose candidate.
He was the choice of those desiring
a "Senate administration" in
the White House. They played to
him in the Senate by giving him a
place on the Committee on Foreign
Relations. They permitted him to
make the opening address in the
Senate in criticism of the Wilson
league of nations. He was popular
with both factions of Republicans
in the treaty flght. He voted for
all 0/ the textual amendments proposed
by the Foreign Relations
Committee and thereby won favor
with the lrreconcilables who
wanted the treaty sent back to the
When It came to a question of
Only Four Days Nou
In Which to Ta\e
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Here we are four days left fori
those who want to take advantage
of their opportunities. These opportunities
are Ballots Extraordinary.
or we might aay subscriptions
credits big credits for the $500 in
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Capital Awards the $8,000 Home
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time of th Salesmanship Club
Campaign will eni at ten o'clock
n xt Thursday night June 17. and
candidates' opportunity to pile up
big creiits will then have passed
teyond .-scaJL x
Those cont ^H.iattn Joinlnsr the
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vored from Start of
ublic Ledger Co.)
. Harding was nominated for the
>nal convention today because the
utgeneraled all other elements at
Coliseum convinced observers of
organization that the Old Guard
* for dominant leadership to run
ready to make their move. They
t proved killing to Wood, Lowden
g began. When they made their
in doubt. Their horse made up
m the stretch was hailed as the
ratification with the Lodge reservations
he left the irreconcilables
and voted to ratify the treaty. His
position on the league of nations
as covered In the party platform
adopted here on Thursday is satisfactory
to both "mild reservationists"
and "bitter-enders." Senator
Frank Brandegee, of Connecticut,
one of the irreconcilables. told me
that this afternoon. Senator William
E. Borah was no less satisfied.
Senate Leader* Triumph.
The nomination of Harding was
a distinct triumph for the Senate
leaders. The organization of the
National Committee was for Lowden.
A. T. Hert, of Kentucky,
worked hard and long to nominate
the Illinois governor. He had able
assistance. The Senate leaders did
not want Lowden. Being at the
scene of the Senate investigation of
eanpaiea expenditures they
more Impressed by the disclosifVes'
than were the National Committeemen.
The voting yesterday was permitted
to go four ballots to demonstrate
a deadlock between Wood
and Lowden. The Senate leaders
met at the Blackstone late last
night with the understanding that
the game had worked out vefy
satisfactorily for them. They believed
the time had come for them
to make their move.
Plum Tikrn^froro Lowdea.
The Senate committee took the
nomination from Lowden. Without
the revelation of his personally
financed campaign and the Missouri
episode, it was the almost unanimous
view among leaders here that
nothing could have kept him out
of the nomination. His strength
was so pronounced that his backers
among the National Committeemen
CONTIXCEJ> ON PAGE TOUR.
Nominee, for V
Of Never Hatiir
The Boston police strike made
Gov. Calvin Coolidge, of Massachusetts,
a national figure of commanding
interest, for it was in that crisis
a crisis that the nation suddenly
realized was of serious Import, that
Coolidge showed he had the strength
to handle a difficult situation.
The result of the last Massachusetts
gubernatorial contest was welcomed
throughout the country, not
only as a personal victory for Coolidge
but a distinct victory for law
Critics Land Judgment.
Coolidge has yet to fail of re-election
to public office. Critics claim,
however, that it elected. Coolidge
would be a good Vice President, but
not a great one, for the reason that
all great men make mistakes, and
Coolidge. cautious from birth, seldom
or never makes any mistakes
that are big enough to count.
Not once from the time Calvin
Coolidge entered politics, up to th<>
0 are Left Aspirants
Advantage of Extra
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once before the expiration of the
time to gain Ballots Extlhordlnary
has gons beyond their reach. You
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ances and tell them you are anxIcus
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Crazy With Joy
Marion, 0., Residents Nearly
Teax Their Clothes Off
Marion. Ohio. June 12. "His old
home town" of Senator Warren G
Harding plunged head over heels
ilnto joyous celebration this evening
when word came that her nor
had been nominated for the Presidency
Starting immediately upon receipl
of the convention result, the celebration
late tonight was still going
strong and showed little signs oi
Thousands Jammed the streets
cheering for "Warren G." and nearly
tearing each other's clothing oft in
their excitement, while the fire bells,
factory sirens and engine whistles
all over the city joined In the noise
The nominee's father. Ilr. Georgf
T Harding, who observed his 7Stt
birthday anniversary today while
awaiting the result from Chicago
i Political Record
ig Known Defeat
present day, lias he ever been defeated
for public office^ Twice a
candidate for mayor of Northampi
ton, Mass.. twice for the Massachusetts
State legislature. foui
| times for State stnate. and three
times for lieutenant governor ani
governor of Masrachusetts, he wot
each time, and only once was the
Born In Vermont.
He was boin July 4, 187L, on t
farm in Vermont, and received his
early education at the little rec
schoolhouse at Plymouth, near hi!
hillside home. He later attendee
tho Black River Academy in'Caledonii
County, Vetmont, and in 1801
j entered Amherst College, fron
which he was graduated in 1895.
He immediately settled in Northampton.
Mass.. where he entered a
law office. He soon afterwards became
interested In politics, being
sent as a sub-delegate to help nominate
the candidate for State senator.
He was next appointed to the
ward committee of the Republican
Coolidge was admitted to the bai
In *1897, and elected to the Northampton
city council In 1899. He
later filled the office of city solicitor
from 1900 to 1901, and In 1903 was
made clerk of courts. In 1904 he
was chosen chairman of the' Republican
city committee. '
Coolidge married Miss Grace A.
Goodhue, of Burlington, Vt., in
He 4vas clected a member of the
Massachusetts lower house in 1907
In 1910 he became mayor of Northampton
to which office he was
re-elected In 1911.
He next became a member of the
Massachusetts serate, to which he
was re-elected in 1913, being
chosen during his second term the
president of that body.
Coolidge \s elected lieutenant
governor In 1916, and re-elected In
1917. In 1919 he was elected governor.
The Boston police strike wu
made the basis of a bitter campaign.
but Coolidge overwhelmincly
defeated the Democratic candidate,
Richard H. Lo&s, by a buC'
nlnr 'l'T. ^
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Standard Bearers Chosen al
COOLIDGE. WARREN G
I NOMINATING BALLOT
Alibuu Wood, 3; Lowden, 3; Harding, 8.
1 Arizona Harding, 6.
Arkansas Harding, 13.
CaHfornia Johnson, 26.
Colorado Harding, 12.
Connecticut Johnson, 1; Harding, 13.
Georgia Harding, 10; Wood, 7.
, Idaho Johnson, 1; Lowden, 2; Harding, 2; Wood, 3.
Illinois Harding, 38Vk; Lowden, 1.
Indiana Wood, 9; Harding, 21. Not voting, 2.
Iowa Harding, 26.
Kansas Jnover, 1; Wood, 1; Harding, 18.
Kentnck/ Harding, 26.
Louisiana' Harding, 12.
Maine Harding, 12.
Maryland Wood, 10; Hoover, 1; Harding, 5.
Massachusetts Wood, 17; Harding, 17; Coofidge, 1.
Michigan Wood, 1; Johnson, 4; Harding, 25.
Minnesota Johnson, 1; Harding, 2; Wood, 20.
Mississippi Harding, 12.
Missouri Harding, 36.
Montana Johnson, 8.
, Nebraska Wood, 5; Johnson, 7; Harding, 4.
) Nevada Johnson, 1; Hoover, lVa; Harding, 3Vi.
New Hampshire-VWood, 8.
New Jersey Hoover, 1; Harding, 5; Johnson, 7; Wood. 15.
New Mexico Harding, 6.
New York CooKdge, 4; Hoover, 4; Lenroot, 1; Butler, 2;
Wood, 6; Lowden, 3; Harding, 68.
. North Carolina Wood, 2; Harding, 20.
North Dakota Wood, 10.
Ohio Harding, 48.
I Oklahoma Wood, Vi, Hays, 1; Harding, I8V2.
Oregon Johnson, 5; Wood, 3; Harding. 2.
Pennsylvania Johnson, 1; Knox, 1; Wood, 14; Harding, 60.
Rhode Island Harding, 10.
1 South Carolina Harding, 11.
South Dakota Wood, 6; Harding, 4.
Tennessee Harding, 23.
i Texas Harding, 23.
Utah Wood, 1; Lowden, 2; Harding, 5.
Vermont Wood, 8.
Virginia Wood, 1; Harding, 14.
Washington Harding, 14.
L West Virginia Harding, 16.
Wisconsin Harding, 1; Hoover, 1; LaFoll tte, 24.
Wyoming Harding 6.
, Alaska Harding, 2.
' GRITTY THIEF NABS | r
SAND WORKERS' PAY High Spots in Life
Cumberland, Md., June 12. A ! of Harding Down
thief made a unique getaway this T LI* M * 4.'
, afternoon with the weeks pay of 10 MIS INOminatlOn
i the Cumberland Sand Company, .
amounting, to about J500. Born near Bloominff Grove
It was the custom of the company Ohio. November 2. 1865.
i to put a bag: containing the money The Harding family comes of
in a car at the foot of the incline ?ld c0,o1nia' 8tock;, r'*,
, . " " inally In Connecticut, later in
and send it up, unattended, to the Pennsylvania and Ohio.
foreman of the quarry for dlstribu- Attended the Ohio Central
tlon. A thief lay in wait and when College, of Iberia, where he was
. . . . . ^ , editor of a college paper.
the car passed him he jumped in When he was 17 he taught in
1 secured the money and was off in the district school.
the mountain fastnesses in a Jiffy. He was one ot the flr*t expefrt
. linotype operators in America.
A P 18 tT>1Un - During his career as a Senator
. nrn iiiTPT TO I 'I>1 'I'f\ he always carried a line rule
BIGAMlo 1 lo rKktD Which he used when he was a
TO AID SECOND WIFE Shortly after he became 19
, years old he bought the Marlon
' Danville. Va.. June 12 John D. 8t*5" . ..
r t _ He is director of several mani
Jones, charged with bigamy in ufacturing concerns, a bank and
marrying two women of this place. a trustee in the Baptist Church
: was tiils morning released from ,n Marion.
. v w.i Harding represented the Thircustody
by Judge E. Walton Brown. teenth Ohio district in the State
who suspended a three-year sen- legislature in 1 00.
i tence, and under the circumstances He was lieutenant governor
will allow him to live with his '"""P1 1,04 ,T 1( ,
. a . . . . _ . He was elected to the United
second wife, Sarah Lawhorne. A state, Senate in 1 I5 by a ma,
divorce from the first wife will bo jority of 100,006.
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MORE THAH N. Y.
Census Figures Show Windy
City Had Advantage for
I Chicago la the last .m years has
shown a greater percentage of
growth than New York, according
to census figures issued last night.
New York, however, showed a
greater actual gain.
Chicago's population figures issued
last night, show it has gained
515,9:9. making her total 2.701.212.
The gain since 1910 was 23.6 per
New York's rate of growth in the
last ten years was 17.9, according
to the census figures issued a week
ago. Her 1920 population was 5.621,151.
or over 800.000 more than
Honor Shared by
Mrs. Warren G. Harding, wife of
the Republican nominee for President
of the United States, has been
a helpmate to her husband during
his newspaper and political career.
She was disinherited by her father
because she married Harding, then
a struggling newspaper publisher.
When Harding was .elected to the
United States Senate Mrs. Harding
w:ia very 111. She refused to allow
her condition, however, to Interfere
with her husband's political future
and Insisted on making the trip to
She was brought here in a private
car and after eight months In
- bed all that sh saw of official Uf
for sometime was from her wheel
chair." But she insisted in taking
part in the campaigning with her
husband and keeping open house for
Mrs. Harding formerly was Florence
Kllng. and her father. Amos
H Kllng, a prominent business
man and banker, of Marlon Ohio,
Is said to have been bitterly disappointed
upon her birth that she
was not a boy. t
Llkfi Outdoor Life.
He finally decided to get even
with nature and make of her
boy So well did he succeed, although
there were two * n" 1*t r'
neither one ever cared half as
much for horses, dogs and animal
and outdoor life as their sister,
Florence, nor had her capacity for
From babyhood she knew more
about business than she did about
nursery rhymes. and nothing
pleased her more than to be taken
to her fathers office, where she
would sit quietly for hours, fascinated
by the bank s activities and
hef father's transactions with his
clients. . ...
She developed an unusual buslness
mind, and In her early teelts,
when she had to leave school on
account of threatened loss of eyesight.
Florence Kling became her
father's chief director and pal. She
rode horseback with him and made
up to him In every way she could
the loas of her mother's companionship.
at Mr*. Kllng wag more or
Wood, 157 1-2, and Jo
and Third as Landsl
vention. Coolidge (
for Second Place.
By FREDERIC \
H'opyrtjrht, 1930, 1
Chicago, June 12. Senator ^
nominated for the Presidency by the
the enth ballot just before 6:30 o'dc
It was 60 votes from Pennsylva
the midst of the fi/ial ballot, that s<
top. His ful! total was 674'/4. G
petitor, had 157'/2 -votes. Senator
80 4-5. Gov. Frank O. Lowden i
disappearance of the Illinois govern
to Senator Harding at the outset <
Hoover Gains Support. *
Herbert Hoover led the second
division of unsuccessful candidates
with 9 1-2 votes, followed by
Governor Calvin Coolidge with 9,
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler with
3, and Governor William C. Sproul
Governor Calvin Coolidge, of
Massachusetts was nominated for
vice-prcsident by an overwhelming
vote, his rivals including Senator
Irvine L. Lenroot, of Wisconsin;
Governor Henry J. Allen, of Kansas,
and Colonel Henry W. Anderson,
Senator Harding's nomination was
the culmination of a day fraught
i with the most intense excitement
Chicago awoe this morning to lejtrn
that the senatorial high command
had decreed during the night that
the Buckeye statesman was to be
crowned winner. But both the Wood
and Lowden forces claimed to be
mobilized for a fight to the finish
j and to be determined to make it.
; The convent assembled at 10:30
' o'clock with interest keyed up to
I the boiling point.
Starts Ray Witk 61'4Senator
Harding's total vote at
1 the beginning of today's balloting
was SI1*, but it was an open secret
| that State after State was now ready
to swing into his column. The only
'question was when the psychological
moment would come. Four ballots
were taken during the session
preceding the luncheon recess. They
resolved themselves into a battle
royal between ^ood and Lowden.
The generalissimos and scouts of
f Mrs. Harding
an of Her Choice
! less of an invalid and cared very
little about outdoor life.
One night at a dance Florence
Kling met one that sht thought was
a young newspaper men named
[ Warren G. Harding, who had just
come to Marion and established the
Daily Star. Maybe "established" is
too strong a word to use, however,
it was at least a venture.
Opposition to "Vpatart."
But it didn't even look like a
promising venture to Mr. Kling
when he woke up to the fact that
this young newspaper "upstart" had
| taken a shine to his daughter and
' was a frequent visitor at the Kling
home. He questioned his daughter,
who acknowledged a deep interest
in the young man's grit nothing
The friendship grew apace, however.
and so did Florence Kling's in.
terest. Finally she got in the habit
of dropping into the newspaper office
along with a word of advice
every now and then, and when young
Harding had a nervous breakdown
cosnjrnKD ON PAGE rOUR.
Harding's Sister, D.
Says; "I'm Not (
"X are not one speck surprised. I
1 think my brother is the finest man
in the world."
ThU was the* statement made by
Mrs. Hcber H. Votaw, a policewoman
and Mrs. Mina C. Van Winkle's
chief aide In the woman's bureau
her*, when the received word
' last night that her brother. Senator
Warren O. Harding, had been nom1
lnated for the Presidency on the
Mrs. Votav/'i husband is a clerk
on the Senate Committee on the
1'hllippfnes and the couple Uve in
Tacoma Park. Mrs. Votaw came to
WaAlngton several years -ago. direct
from India, when* she had
bees engaged 4a missionary work.
She has been engaged in police
... IMh L.. * - .
hnson, 80 4-5, Second
ide Hits Chicago ConDverwheimingf
Pablle f .l
barren G. Harding, of Ohio, was
Republican National Convention on
inia. giving him a total of 510Vi in
nt Senator Harding safely over the
in. Leonard Wood, his nearest comHiram
W. Johnson was next with
received 12. The almost complete
or's votes was due to their transfer
of the afternoon's landslide to the
I those two temporary leaders la the
race had worked lllce beavera during
the night to build up their fortunes.
Votes were sought in the highways
and the byways of the convention.
Assurances we+e given first by
Wood leaders, and then by Lowden
"captains, th t victory was attainable
with delegates favorable to one
or to the other candidacy would
| only remain steadfast to the bitter
end. On the opening ballot of the
day. the fifth of the convention.
Lowden mounted to the top of the
list with 303 votes as against S9S for
Gen. Wood. Their partisans In the
galleries and on the convention floor
cheered wildly as some State
: changed or split its vote to the benefit
of their respective hero.
But. exemplifying that amaxing
| eagerness if the crowd to be with"-"
the winner, the most fervid enthusI
iasm spread through the Coliseum
with every indication that Harding
! was growing in strength. At first
Ms gainfe-rver MS last nijrht's total
. were infinitessimal. but they were
; straws showing that the wind was
I blowing irresistably in his direeI
I The announcement that the fifth
ballot gave him 78 votes, only ltbi
! more than the fourth, sent Hardtng
cheers rolling through the conven1
tion hall like thunderclaps. The
mob. -with the scent of impending|
triumph in its nostrils, was panting
I to acclaim the man It already felt
| to be certain victor.
Wood and I.owdes Tied.
Ballot number 6 found Wood and
Lowden still locked in a wrestle to
the death. This time they were
neck and neck . Each counted 311V,
votes. Harding was gaining at
I what his lmpatent partisans in the
galleries thought an intolerably
slow pace. Only S8 votes stood to
his credit. His own State ot Ohto
wa ^evidently not yet ready to
climb into the band wagon, for it
gave Wood 13 votes on the sixth
ballot against only 9 cast for him
in the fifth . It was amasing to observe
the omnipresent interest over
night in Senator Harding's fortunes.
Yesterday his name was not
seriously on the lips of one out of
any 100 people in the Coliseum.
The nominating speech delivered
in his behalf by former Governor
Frank B. Willis passed almost unnoticed
by the galleries, but was
received attentively by delegates.
Today the throngs1 of sweltering
men and women spectators at the
convention were vastly more interested
In Harding than In all other
candidates combined. Early Wood
and Lowden gains stirred the emotion
of their particular coteries.
But the enthusiasm and excitement
of the Coliseum multitude belonged
overwhelmingly to the Ohioan who
before the hectic day was out was
to be the king of convontlon hearts.
The Wood-Lowden deadlock continued.
throughout the seventh ballot. It
I brought each of them to the "peak"
strength they were destined to develop 311
for Wood and 311H for
But it also revealed the Harding
bandwagon getting into its stride.
For the first time the Harding
total mounted into three figures
105. Indiana was the first State to
point the way that, before the day
I was over, was to lead to victory.
It gave Harding eight votes, a gam
j of three. Missouri, a Lowden
stronghold, began to crumble in
the Ohioan's direction, with sixteui
votes out of thirty-six and unmistakable
signs of more to follow.
I CONTINUED ON PAGB PIT*.
Dne Speck Surprised*'
work among young girl* in Washington
ever since the bureau was
organised by the late Major Raymond
W. Pullman. Mra. Votaw U
an enthusiastic worker and raid
last Ught that she would not glva
up "her girls" under any circumstances.
Speaking of her sister-in-law.
Mrs. Warren <3. Harding, Mrs. Votaw
said that the former had purposely
remained rctlcent In society
circles, preferring to work with her
husband along political llnea.
"Of course," Mra. Votaw continued,
"whenever persons of note
came to Washington. Mra Harding
made It a point to meet them, but
she has never been ambitious to
take her position In high circles and
Is a member cf no club that I know
of other than the local club ecaipa d
of the wives of the nrtMM
United State* Senators."