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The presence of William Jennings Bryan and other noted prohibition advocates, does not appear to have decreased the amount of liquor that is being consumed by the convention visitors. Irvin Kirkwood, publisher of Kan " sas City Star and head of the Moos ers of Missouri, has decided that things are running sweetly to suit him. "We need a'little rough stuff," he said, "and from what I observe of western Progressive delegates we are going to get it." The Roosevelt boosters are the peppiest bunch here, the Burtonites second and - the Fairbanks crowd third. Nobody has yet heard any cheers for Weeks or Root Chicago bookmakers have made Roosevelt the favorite in betting on G. 0. P. nomination. 1 The Burton Republican Glee' club of Columbus is for Ohio's favorite son in both the bass and treble clefs. As they sing it, "He may not be a hero, but he is not a zero." The preparedness and safety first Idea has captured convention hotel managers. They've stripped the lob bies of smashable furniture and hurlable cuspidors anent the advent of the mobs. Purple,' white and yellow suffra gists are here looking like sunrise in the Catskills. Blacksmith John Blake of Altoona, Pa., is here with his hammer out for everybody but Roosevelt' He wants to see His Imperial Strenuosity forge ahead. Elmer J. Burkett of Nebraska is A dragging his own vice presidential boom around Candidate's Row by the heels. Burkett ought to go down in history as the only man that ever wanted the vice presidency and ad mitted it. Five of Senator Weeks' delegates "walked into Room 1313 about 3:13 I in the morning looking for bad luck. JThey found it waiting for them in the bed, in which all five of them had to sleep. Teddy may be interested to leam that a group of soprano gentlemen with a vest pocket piano are piping him tip in all the lobbies. Ohio's backers of Theodore Bur ton do not take kindly to mention of their favorite son as- "the bachelor candidate." They carefully refrain ed from putting out any campaign buttons for Burton, lest some scoffer should designate them "bachelor buttons." Dapper Vic Rosewater and Beau Brummelesque R, Beecher Howell of Nebraska, the Talcum powder twins of Peacock Alley are bitter enemies on all subjects save femininity. Phew for the perfume of Peacock Alley. It's a worse combination than a village cut-up leaving a country barbei1 shop on Saturday night Odors range from the delicately insinuating to the simply staggering. There's many a dark horse stabled on Michigan av. that will never leave his stall. ' According to rumor, entire Wis consin " delegation will be with Hughes after first ballot Fifteen of 26 delegates pledged to LaFollette on first ballot EXPRESS STRIKERS DENY MEN HAVE RETURNED TO WORK . Striking express drivers last night issued a strong denial of the stories printed in the loop press that many of the strikers have returned to their old jobs. They regard it as a game of the companies, who are shy on strikebreakers, to win back some of their old men. Express drivers in Milwaukee and Davenport delivered another wallop at the big companies when they walked ont on strike yesterday in sympathy withMhe Chicago union. o o Elgin, III. Fred Offberg, 85-year-old Elgin beggar, was found dead in bed today clutching old overcoat with $1,153 in bills pinned to lining.