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keynote speech and made party unity his appeal. And-the cheers of the delegates as he talked on indi cated that Harding was indeed put ting something over for the Old Guard. Harding jumped from praise of the G. O. P. to the need of "real Ameri canism." Then he passed on and ex tended the olive branch to the Bull Moosers. He said that only through complete harmony in the ranks of the G. 0. P. could ,his ideal of "Amer icanism" be realized. "We did not do very well in mak ing for harmony the last time we met,'" he said in opening his address. "The country has regretted; let us forget and make amends to our country. We did not divide over fun damental principles; we did not dis agree over a national policy. We split over methods of party proced ure and preferred personalities." j But' while Harding was thrilling the convention crowd the big fellows of the Old Guard were still having their troubles in lining up sufficient support to put Hughes over. Several secret conferences were held early in the morning. George Perkins was still trailing the bosses, hoping against hope that he could frame up some sort of a deal for Roosevelt One offer of Perkins is said to have included the withdrawal . of the colonel if th latter were al-. lowed to write Hughes' platform. Whether Roosevelt would consent to this even if the Old Guard were willing is not known. Sen. Borah; who will have a large part in the writing of the platform, is said to have talked with the colonel over the long-distance. What he accomplished ft is not known. The platform is also causing a lot ' of worry and loss of sleep. Demands for planks are being made by leaders in every state. How to squash these demands and still preserve the sup port of those making them will be a big problem. , Sam Gompers, pres. of the-A. F. of. L., is here to demand the insertion of an anti-injunction plank. Jim Emery, , with the money barrels of the Na- tional Ass'n of Manufacturers behind ' him, is here to 'fight that plank. ! Backed by pledges of 500,000 . votes and $500,000 in cash to over throw anti-suffragets. the National Woman's party will demand the in sertion of a suffrage plank. When Sec'y Jimmy Reynolds be gan reading the official call the crowd appeared to pay no attention to him. Reynolds flushed with em barrassment and Chairman Hilles rapped for order. Western , Progressives, headed by the Colorado delegation, made it plain toda yat the Bull Moose con vention that they weren't going to stand for any deal George Perkins t might make with the Old Guard on a candidate who is not for progres sive measures. They also indicated that eyen if Roosevelt stood for a reactionary i G. O. P. candidate the colonel's in- . fluence would, not be sufficient to make .the rank and file of the Bull Moosers support him. ' Sen.- William Alden Smith says a Republican will have a fat chance to do anything with the present senate line-up. Henry Ford will probably not be 3 formally placed in nomination. But he'll get 30 complimentary votes from the Michigan delegation oh the first ballot. Mrs. Wm. A. Davis, the famous "gallery queen in red" who tried to start a stampede in 1912 for Teddy, is prepared to "create a furore" this , year. Police were called to stop scrap ' between Roosevelt and Sherman ' boosters, today. Here's how the votes are expected to run on the first G. O: P. ballot: Highes, 210; Weeks, 175; Burton, 120; Cummins, 110; Fairbanks, 100; Root, 85; Roosevelt, 70; Sherman, 70; La Follette, 30; Du Pont, 6.