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Confident Democrats Will j
Accept Invitation to Make
Issue Burning Question of i
Campaign Hopes for!
Definite and Well De-j
fined Platform j
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK. June 17 Pi esident
"Wilson, in a. special interview given to
the New York World to be published
tomorrow morning. said "he was ex
tremely confident that the Dimctrul
convention at San Francisco will wel
come the acceptance by the Republican
party of my imitation to .make the
league of nations the issue in this
I am even more confident," the
president said, "that such referendum
will confirm my faith that the Ameri
can people desire it above anything
else that a political party now may
provide and that they will condemn
the Republican policy for denying- thorn
the consummation of their hopes. No
one will recommend a referendum on
that issue more than I."
"I suppose I should feel flattered,"
he said, "over being- made the issue
of the presidential campaign by the
Republican party. But even the effort
of the platform makers at Chicago to
confer the distinction of being not only
a burning but a living issue by camou
riaging and obscuring the real issues
will not deceive the people."
Claims Effort To Becloud Issues
"The processes by which the Chicago
platform was accomplished seemed- to
roe to have been essentially and scien
tifically Prussian in inspiration and
method. Instead of quoting- "Washing
ton and Eincoln. the Republican plat
form should have quoted Bismarck and
Bernhardt because the Republican at
titude reg-arding the supreme issue
that cannot be abandoned or disregard
ed strongly suggests the arbitrary in
fluences that dictated the doctrines of
those two eminent perrons.
"Every charge directed against mo
and my administration is obviously de
signed to becloud and negative the
paramount issue confronting the Amer
ican people to befog their sense of re
sponsibility and make violation of tho
obligations they have
of small consequence,
lievo that the attempt
can party to win the
assumed to be
I sincerely bo
ot the RepuWi
sanction of the
American people for its attempted eva
sion of these obligations will bo de
cisively rebuked. "With one thing I nm
fully satisfied this is that the Repub
lican party in its platform has joined
mc in the suggestion I made in my
letter to the guests at the Jackson
day dinner in Washington in January
last. Tn that letter T expressed th
hope that a sincere attempt would be
made to determine the attitude of tho
American people on the league of sta
tions by the resort to the genuinely
democratic process of the Referendum.
Hopes for Clean Cut Platform
"Ol course, I have no -way of antici
pating the probable trend of sentiment
that will be expressed in the Demo
cratic national convention at San
Francisco or forecacting the ultimate
conclusions of that body. Cut I have
every confidence that the delegates
who will sit in that convention Mill
repeat the challenge I issued to the Re
publican party and express their readi
ness to permit the people to decide be
tween the vague and ambiguous dec
laration by the Republicans and a posi
tive and definite expression by the
Democratic party. Whatever else the
Democratic party may do, I hope that
its convention at San Francisco will
say just what it means on every issue
and that it will not resort either to am
biguity or evasions m doing so.
"This thing (the league of nations)
lies too deep to permit of any political
skulduggery, any attempt toside-step
or evade moral and humanitarian re
sponsibilities much too solemn to treat
so lightly or ignore.
"I should prefer at this time not to
discuss yurtisan politics or to venture
any prediction as to the probable at
titude that the Democratic convention
will take on any subject. I sincerely
believe. however, that the vast ma
jority of gentlemen who will sit in the
San Francisco convention will appre
ciate the necessity and permanent
value of keeping the word that Amer
ica has given to the rest of the world.
"The thinly veiled rejection of the
principle of the league of nations by
the Chicago convention will not fool
any one. The attitude of Senator
Lodge and that of Senator Johnson
differ only in degree. Doth are really
opposed to it in any form. One of these
gentlemen is disingenious and evasive
and the other candidly hostile."
Confident Nation Favors League
'It must be a trifle disconcerting to
some Republicans," he added, "to have
men- party propose now to repudiate
that which was approved a few years
ago by some of their most important
leaders. X' am as confident today as
1 was when I returned from Paris
finally in July last that the people of
not only America, but of the entire
world, are in favor of the league of
nations; that they would feel a greater
serine of security if its benefits
should be guaranteed; that they would
not approve, with their votes, of the
policy of the Republican party which is
wholly political in intent and purpose,
to deny them the protection that the
league of nations assures.
"The Republican congressional policy,-'
he added, "was more significant
for evasion of joint responsibility in
grappling with the problems that con-
front the country than for any moral
appreciation of the responsibility it-
ecu. .i.epui.ucan leaders in
cried aloud lor the repeal of some of
the measures which they well knew
protected the people from more serious
evils than they would have the coun
try know.
"The Lever food control act has
proved to be one of the most effec
tive agencies in preventing depreda
tion at the expense of the people than
almost any other measure now in
operation. Time for repealing is no
jet. Says Public Fully Protected
"Republicans chorused a ponderous
note of protest against t lie administra
tion enforcement of the espionaeo act
aid some Other measures that were
of vita! necessity during the war. Yet
! defy the Republicans to prove that
:h power sivrn the government dnr
Itm the war has ever been unjust Iv
u-ed sm i!t--: 'he people", that a single
citizen has been unwarraiuly punished
SACRAMENTO. Cal., June 17.
John J. Terrell, United States in
spector of Indian lands at San Car
los. Ariz., died here late today of
injuries received Monday evening
when he was struck by an automo
bile driven by an unidentified man.
Terrell had been negotiating for a
site in Shasta county as a home
for some of the Arizona Indians
and was on his way home to Arizo
na when injured here.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, June 1". A 5 a. m.
visit by a man and a woman to the
i home of Joseph 13. Elwell, sportsman
j ami whist player last Friday, the morn
i ins of his murder, was under investi
gation by the police today, seeking: to
unravel the mystery which so far has
baffled all inquiry. The police and
members of the district attorney's
office were unwilling to admit they at
tached great significance to the report
of this early morning visit because of
its vague drigin. An unnamed chauf
feur is alleged to have said he drove j
the couple to Elwell's home at that j
hour. j
According to another chauffeur's ,
version of the story, which he said was !
told him, the unnamed driver waited j
cutsidc the Elwell house, which he said i
the couple entered, until a moment (
later the scream of a woman inside the
house frightened him and he drove
Owner of Lingerie Frequent Visitor
Mrs. Marie Larsen, Elwell's house
keeper, under vigorous questioning, told
Assistant District Attorney Doolins
that a young woman had gone to th
Elwell house shortly after the whist
expert was discovered dying from the
bullet wound in his head. Mrs. Larsen
said this woman had visited Elwell
several times before and was the if
puted owner of the pink silk lingerie
found In Klwell's bedroom. .
District Attorney Swan admitted his
belief that the woman o-as bent uron
getting possession of the garments and
other evidence of female occupancy of
tho sportsman's apartment. He stated
that he had no reason to believe fhe
was connected with the shooting.
For seven hours today Victor Yon
Schlegell, divorced husband o" M ss
Viola Kraus, was Questioned in the dis
trict attorney's office regarding his
movements on the night of the murder
and the davs preceding. According to
Assistant District Attorney Dooliiig,
Von " Schlegell admitted having an
army revolver in his apartment, which
he said he had never use 3. did not know
whether it was loaded ani could not
ten its calihre. He had no license to
possess the weapon, Mr. Dooting said.
"Mr. Von Schlegell has accounted
for practically evrry minute of the time
from the Sunday before the murder up
to the present time," sail Mr. Doolin-?.
Yon Schlegell was examined in the
present of Lyttleton Fox, attorney for
Mrs Walter Lewisohn and her sister,
Mbs Kraus. who dined with Elwell at
the Ritz Carlton hotel several hours
before his death. Von Schlegell rJ6
he also had dined at the Ritz the Fame
ni"ht with a woman companion, whose
identity he revealed to the Oistrict at
torney but which has not been made
Accounts for Whereabouts
Von Schlegell, who is vice-president
of a rubber company, told Mr. Dooling
he returned to his wparlment in the
Knickerbocker chambers. Sixty-second
street near Fifth avenue about 11
o'clock Thursday night, went to bed and
got up at 7:30 the next morning, Break
fasted at 8-10 aid waited for his motqr
car until 9:30. The murder was dis
covered Friday at : 30 a. m. by Elwell's
Asked whether Von Schlegell had
seen Elwell and Miss Kraus dancing
together at the Ritz and whether Elwell
had recognized Von Schlegell's greet
ing on the floor, Mr. Dooling replied:
"I don't know. "We are more inter
ested in ElwcH's murder than in some
of the things that are cropping out.
District Attorney Swann announced
tonight that Miss Kraus and Mrs. Lar
seii, the housekeeper, would be on the
stand again tomorrow. He said the
identity ol thfc woman who owned the
pink silk negligee, boudoir cap and
slippers founu in Elwell's home is still
for any act of aggression jr disloyalty
against the nation; that any man has
been punished for expressing his opin
ion. I have read charges to the con
trary, but in each instance I have had
the matter thoroughly looked into and
am in position to contest the accuracy
of any statement, that the rights of a
single individual have been unjustly
'The United States senate has for
11 months had in its hands the power
to end conditions that are unmistak
ably irksome to a great many of our
citizens because, with the ratification
of the peace treaty, the operation of
laws that were enacted to safeguard
the interests of the country in the war
would automatically cease.
"As long as these laws are on tho
statute books they must be enforced.
Tho-v have been and are being en
forced with as little injury to the wel- j
fare of the country and rights of in- j
dividuals as possible. I don't know j
that I would even care to defend any j
policy that I have deemed essential to
tho fullest protection ' of the national;
interest. That would be too much like
j offer ing an apology where one is not
needed. I do not believe that my course
j calls for an apology of any Kind. " I
"Tho Republican and not the Demo- j
; era tic policy has been responsible for i
! any Pad citocts mat nave resuiieu
from the failure of the Republican
! senate to ratify the Versailles treaty
I .".ml the covenant of the league of na
1 tions. The Republican policy of nega
: tiou has been persisted in for the sci!
i purpose of advancing Republican
i chances for winning the online presi
! dent la! election and has mver reflected
a sincere desire to ameliorate the cf
Y. -t of measures adopted for protect
in?.: the country in time of war. The
Republican policy has been rather to
..vt-irerate the effect of these moas-
Silent on
n-.- pre.
id.-r.T. de. li;
r-d to ilisi-u-?
eandiir.rtes for t hv
dential nomination
1 'cniOv vn lie pro-:-
Convict Labor
To Aid Harvest
Kansas Decides
Republican A. P. Leased Wire A
TOPEKA, Kan., June 17. Aitjir
a conference today with Warden .
K. Codding of the state peniten
tiary, Gov. H. J. Allen announced
that plans have been made for
harvest time parole of state con
victs. They vvill be sent direct to
farmers upon request and their
employer will be required to report
daily. The money earned by con
victs is to be turned over directly
to their dependents. Life termers
will not be exempted from the list,
it was said, but- only men of ap
proved behavior records will be
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO. June 17 Sups to- make
Chicago the wool center of America
were taken here today at a conference
cf wool growers and bankers with de
cision to name a committee to place
the question before officials at Wash
ington. The committee will bo ap
pointed by William J. Williams, presi
dent of the Wyoming Wool Growers'
association, who presided.
Under the proposition approved by
the meeting called by representatives
of the American Wool Growers' asso
ciation, the movement of the wool clip
for 1320 would be financed by Chicago
bunkers, which would require $100,100.
000 annually. Heretofore this has been
done by Boston banks, .who have been
compelled, it was said, to relinquish
their financial support due to de
mands for funds from other sources.
It was announced that the plan was
favorably received by Chicago finan
ciers, who. it was added, desired co
operation and support of western
bankers in the extension of the credits
requested. The fund, it was stated,
would be used to carry the wool
through the warehouses, where the
bulk o the product is stored, pending
better market conditions.
Senators Hitchcock of Nebraska,
Walsh of Montana, Pittman of Xc.
vada. Chamberlain of Oregon, and
King of Utah joined in calling the
conference. Conditions in the wool
market, they said, in summoning the
bankers and growers, were similar to
those prevailing with cotton in 1014,
there being neither actual or specula
tive demand, with , the wool growers
unable to obtain loans to finance them
awaiting a profitable market..
1,800,000 PESOS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MEXICO. June 17. There is a short
age ofjl.S00.000 pesos in the treasury
as a result of unsecured loans made
durins the Carranza administration
"by the superior command" to Gen.
Francisco Murguia, former minister of
war; Luis Cabrera, former secretary of
tho Treasury; Manuel Aguirre Ber
langa ad others, according to an offi
cial statement issued today.
Brig. Gen,. P. Elias Calles. minister
of war, has ordered the military com
mands to return all rolling stock to
the railroad administration within 72
hours under severe penalties. The
army has more than 5000 cars, accord
ing to El Universal today.
The military leaders are in fa.vor of
a reduction in the army to 50.000 men,
according to a symposium in El Demo
crata, quoting President do la Huerta,
General Calles, General Obregon, Gen
eral Alvarando, General Trevino and
Other military men. These chiefs say
the soldiers should lay down their
rifles and take to the plows.
Miguel Covarrubias was swosn in to
day as secretary for foreign relations.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
COOKSTOWN, Ireland, June 17. A
hundred Sinn Feiners' today attacked
the police barracks here and drove the
police to tho upper part of the building.
They captured two police constables
and withdrew after two hours'
Cookstown is a strong Tyrone union
ist center. Ulster volunteers were
aroused by the gunfire and mobilized,
but were- not asked to assist. They
watched the siege of the barracks. One
constable was severely wounded by
fusillades by the raiders.
Dungannon police later intercepted
a motor lorry in which there was a
man suffering from dangerous gunshot
wounds. The police assert that two
other raiders were shot.
Request Nominees
To State Position J
On Prohibition Act
Republican A. P. Leased Wire !
CHICAGO. J.ine 17. Senator W. G. j
Harding and Governor Calvin Coolidg". i
nominees of the Republican national!
convention, have been requested to j
state the stand they will take on pro-
hibition. according to announcement ;
made tonight by Virgil G. Hinshaw. j
chairman of the prohibition national i
committee. A telegram, he said, was j
sent to- each yesterday reading as fol- j
lows: i
"Do you favor increasing the per- j
centage of alcoholic content beyond j
one-half of one per cent in relinition j
of intoxicating liquors now on federal !
statute books?"
Mr. Hinshaw added that Senator
Harding's secretary, in reply, had
wired that the senator "defines to
discuss any issue until he makes his
formal acceptance in .July."
No answer has been received from
; Governor Coolidise.
o ......
DO H1N. Hollar;.!. June Iti.- -There
arc persistent rumors in the village
that the former German emperor has
been assaulted by a Peluian. who
showinir a foiueil puss, gained admit
;i!ie to Doom castle. It is assorted
that the former emperor was wound d
in the jaw and that the lletuian was
arrested. It has been impossible tliu
far to .is -eitain whether these rumors
i are true.
c. OF LIN;
Laborites Overwhelmingly
, In Favor of Federal Own
ership Despite Strong
Opposition by President
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MONTREAL,, June 17 The Ameri
can reiteration ol iiuui s en wji seiuciii. :
today of government ownersiii ) of thct
railroads, at its annual conventibn her c, j
was declared by labor leaders tonight j
to have been the first genuine defeat
Samuel Gompers, its veteran president,
has suffered in years. The final vote i
was 2P.059 for government ownership I
and 8,310 against. I
The decisive vote, it is reported,)
prompted the labor chief to state be-'
fore the convention late today that lie j
,, i... i.i i. . ..
was not quite sure no woutu oe i
candidate for re-election.
Mr. Gompers fought hard against the
convention's action, declaring it was a
step toward the -enslavement of the
workers as government employes"
who. he said, had been denied many
political and economic
rights under the
past administrations
lie received only
a mild ovation.
The United Mine AVorkers and the
nnwer of the railroad workers' organi
zations combnied to
bring about
Mr. Gomper's defeat
They also had
the support of the
machinists' union
and the metal
trade organization, all
powerful voting: factions.
Embarrasses Executive Council
The carpenters union and the build
ing trades organization stood loyally
by Gompers. but were overwhelmed.
After the federation's action, the ex
ecutive council whose members sup
ported Mr. Uompors. are said to be
placed in an embarrassing position.
They must now take steps to bring
about government ownership, which
they have opposed, or resign, it was
Supporters of Mr. Gompers declared
tonisht that they would urge him to
retain leadreship of the federation and
stand up for re-election for the thirty
ninth time.
.Despite the protests and desires of
Mr. Gompers, the convention increased
his salary as president from $10,000 to
$12,000 a year. In making an appeal
to the delegates not to give him an
increase. Mr. Gompers declared that
$10,000 is all sufficient for a man Irv
ing in tlu ordinary mp'lrs of life to,
satisfy him and his-m-wds."
The salary of- Secretary Frank Mor
rison also was increased from $7,500
to $10,000-a year. Organizers' wages
were increased from $48 to $60 per
week and their traveling allowance
from $ to $S per day. .This -was de-i
clared to be necessary owing to the
high cost of living.
The convention called up congress
to enact necessary legislation to estab
lish the United States employment ser
vice as a permanent bureau in the
department of labor, with ample ap
propriations. The executive council was instructed
to render all possible assistance to
"abolish present unreasonable peed
tests, time measuring devices and the
unreasonable standards of personal
efficiency in the postal service."
The council will aid civil service
employes to obtain "the right to a
hearing and to appeal from the judg
ment of officials in cases involving do
motion or dismissal."
Condemn Military Training In Schools
The federation adopted a decision
that the rights of free speech and free
press and assembly are inalienable ones
and are beyond the power of any judge,
court, legislative body or administra
tion official to qualify, modify, abro
gate or suspend."
The proposal of James Duncan of
Quincy. Mass., for an "initiative and
referendum" clause in the federation's
constitution, was defeated after a
liveiy debate. The proposal would
have permitted the submission or any
given proposition to the whole mem
bership" of the organization upon de
mand of five per cent of the local
Military training in the schools was
condemned as "the first step in the
development of mechanical and un
questioning obedience which results in
the killing of initiative." Compulsory
military training was also declared
"unnecessary, undesirable and uih
"The moral support," of the federa
tion was voted to the 10.000 striking
fur workers in New York cits.
The membership of the executive
council was ordered increased from 11
to 15 members by the addition of four
new vice presidents.
A resolution to elect the officers of
the federation by the "popular vote of
the membership" was defeated.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire i
WASHINGTON, June 17. Absence I
of former Senator Hard wick, counsel !
for Ludvxig C. A. K. Martens, and j
preM-y tat ion of a I'-nglhy statement in
behalf of the soviet agent prevented
completion today of the deportation
proceedings against Martens at the de
partment of labor.
Continuation of the hearing was
postponed until July S to give the gov
ernment opportunity to examine Mar
tens' statement and to permit presence
of Hardwiek at the final session.
WASHINGTON. June 17. The
ten-day period afforded President
Wilson under a ruling by Attorney
General Palmer to approve or Veto
ten measures enacted by onuress
during the closing days of the re
cent session expired tonight with
out .announcement from the White
House as To action taken.
White House officials said tonight
that tbo fate of the ten measures,
together with the action o?i the
water power bill, the time limit, on
which expired Friday, mmht be re
vcabd tomorrow.
! White House is
Costly Luxury
For 1919 Year
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 17. Gov
ernmental expenditures from July
1, 1919. to May 31, 1920, amounted
to $20,775,535,858, according to a
statement tonight of the treasury.
Expenditures were heaviest during
September wlien $4,475,937,701 was
spent, and l.ghtest in November,
when $611,30,,764 left the treasury.
Exclusive of $1,503,947,752 ex
pended by the treasury, $951,224,703
charged to 'federal control of rail
roads and the transportation act
of 1920 was the largest single item
of the departmental expenditure.
The navy department stood third
in disbursements for the period
with a total of $723,717,269 and the
department of labor last with $5,
064,246. White House expenses
were listed as $6,702,830 and con
gressional at $17,681,120. Pay
ments on the public debt amounted
to $14,846,554,373.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON". June IT A. J. Balfour,
lord president oT the council, outlining
in the house of commons today the
work done towards setting up the or
uiiaiion of the league of nations in
its present position, and its prospects
hi tho immediate future, said that the
league had already boon able to per
foim considerable service to the comity
f nations. The secretariat was now,
broadly speaking, adequate for the im
mediate duties of the council and an
nice has been established for the( reg
istration oi! treaties.
Probably the mot important aspect
of the pad, said Mr. Ialfour, was that
in the future no contracts between na
tions woulJ be valid unless open to in
spection and the change to open di
plomacy, he thought, would be bene
ficial. "If the league fails to promote a
diminutior. in armammt," Mr. Balfour
continued, "much of its value will be
gone and we will have to admit that it
has failed to carry out the great ex
pectations entertained with regard to
its future activities."
Previous to Mr. lialfour's statement,
Cecil Ilarmsworth. under secretary o
foreign affairs, answering a question,
j said that 179,000 pounds had been con
tributed :'or the use of the league of
j nations by its members to June 15. No
i information was forthcoming as to the
ain-ount contributed by each member.
Galveston Youth
Bubonic Plague
Victim, Report
Republican A. P. Leased WireJ
GALVSSTOX, Texas, June 17 The
death of a 17-year-old youth here yes
terday aXter a brief illness '"probably
was due to bubonic plague," accord
ing to a diagnosis made public tonight
by Dr. M. y. Lloyd, professor of bac
teriology at the State Medical college.
At a conference today the diagnosis
was concurred in by
county and city health
An immediate effort
tion of rats and mice
federal, state,
at extermina
va decided
Following a conference this after
noon, presided over by Mayor H. O.
Sappington. it was decided to ask Sur
geon General Cummings at Washing
ton to dispatch health service experts
here to help prevent possible spread
of the disease. In a statement -to the
public tonight, the committee in charge
asks citizens to catch all rats and mice
possible and deliver them to the city
authorities for examination. All rats
and mice killed. it was requested,
should be -tagged with the locality
where they were found so that quaran
tine precautions could be taken should
the rodent be found to be a plague car
rier. o
Defeat Changes In
Membership Clauses
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DK;S MOiNKS, June 17 Proposed
changes in the membership
in the memoersnip clauses o
the General Federation of Women s
clubs were rejected this afternoon at
the federation biennial convention.
There was considerable discussion be
fore the vote was taken. The oppo
nents had a lare majority.
The proposed change was that mem
bership in the general federation by
individual clubs cease and hereafter
all clubs should first be affiliated wit'i
their respective , state organization
and through them with the national
Tlit plan was read by Mrs. George
W. Plummer ami thrown open immedi
ately to discussion. There were fo.v
advo.-ates of the change.
The recommendation of Mrs. Josia.li
Kvjiiis t'owles. president of tbv federa
tion, that Americanization, thrift and
community welfare work be continued
was referred to the incoming off:.erss
to be elected at this convention.
M:-s. Cowles' recommendation that
child welfare work be strengthened
ami emphasized was adopted.
Editors Organize
To Purchase Paper
NKW YORK. .1 une " 1 7 One hundred
daily newspapers of the country '"with
out print paper supply and largely de
pendent on open market purchases."
have arranged to organize the publish
ers' purchasing corporation under the
laws of the state of Delaware for the
purpose of co-operative buying of
print paper and paper mills, it was an
nounced here today. Officers of the
new corporation include:
V. .1. Pape. Wateiuiiry Republican,
president: W. W. Weaver, Durham
( X. C.I Sun, vice presid--nt : Jason
Rogers, New York Globe, treasurer,
and G. W. .Marble. Port Scott Kan.
Ti ibune-Monitor, secretary. An execu
tive committee to carry on the work
wilii Jason Rogers as 1. airman was
I 'A I RM )NT. W. a.. June 17.- Mar
tin D' bo.-kcy and his two children were
electrocuted and Mrs. Dcbo;key was
injr.red near tl.'-i:- home at Momtnuu
1 !k1u. W. "a., today when wires b-adin
' fvmi :i toy telephone, with which t h
; i 1 ihireii were pl-tyinz. came in. contac
' with a high -tension traction wire.
Series of Conferences Held, at Which Plans
Laid for Thrusts Into Persia, India by
Bolsheviki and Turks, Says Official Re
port to State Department
(Republican Associated Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, June 17. Details of the much her
alded uprisings in the Mohammedan world against
British rule and in favor of Turkish nationalists and Bol
! sheviki were received here today in official advices.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 17. In accord
with his announced decision against a
"one-man" campaign. Senator Hard
ing. Itepubliciin presidential nominee,
today conferred with various party
leaders and tomorrow will discuss his
plans with Harry M. Daugherty of Co
lumbus, his pre-couvention campaign
manager. At tomorrow's conference,
d date for holding tha formal notifica
tion ceremonies at the nominee's home
at Marion, Ohio, is cJTpettfcd to be
Senator Harding announced bis
aversion to a "one-man" campaign at
his daily conference with newspaper
men today. He declared that all He
publicans looked alike to him and Uiat
he would solicit advice from leaders of
all factions in the conduct of his cam
paign. A two-hour conference with Senator
Lodge, 'Republican leader in ' the sen
ate, and Senator Btandegee of Connec
ticut, and also a conference f less
length with Senators Moses of New
Hampshire, Kail of New Mexico and
France of Maryland, all Republicans,
was held by Senator Harding today.
The conference with Mr. Daugherty
Is looked upon by Mr. Harding's
friends as important, as it will be the
first between the senator and his cam
paign manager Rinee the former's re
turn tc Washington and .also betause
it is expected to determine details Con
nected with the immediate conduct of
the campaign. The senator also is ex-,
pected to decide tomorrow the place
where he will go for his vacation and
for tho numerous conferences with
party leaders.
Senator Harding was said to be de
sifous of fixing, without delay, the
date for notification in order that ar
rangements for the ceremonies can be
started at once. The nominee's home
town, it was explained, is not quite
adequately prepared nt present for the
handling of such an event and in fix
ing a date sufficient time must be al
lowed for the installation of additional
telegraph facilities as well as for the
making of other arrangements neces
sary to the handling of crowds.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LOS ANGKLKS. June 17 Governor
James M. Cox of Ohio, candidate for
the Democratic nomination for presi
dent, will not attend the Democratic
national convention in San J-'ra ncisco,
it was announced here tonight by
Edward Moore, national campaign
manager for Governor Cox.
Mr. Moore said it had been decided
it would 'not be "dignified'' for Gover
nor Cox to leave his office in an ef
fort to obtain the presidential nomina
tion. Mr. Moore and Norman E. Mack.
i Democratic national committeeman
j from New York, were here a few hours
j en route to San Prancisco, where they
i will attend the convention.
Mr. Mack sharply criticised the
j pluftorm adopted b tho 'Republican
I party at Chicago. Failure to deal with
! the Irish uuostion he characterized as
"stunid." Mr. Moore said that rumors
that Governor Cox would accept the
democratic nomination for vice presi
dent were without foundation. "It is
the presidential nomination or nothing
for Governor Cox." Mr. Moore an
nounced. W. J. .lamieson of Shenandoah, Iowa,
director of finance for the Democratic
national committee, arrived hero today
from Chicago. He will leave for San
Francisco Saturday.
Not Sure Epidemic
Is Bubonic Plague
I Republican A. P. Leased WireJ
VERA CRPZ. June 17. Only one
case of bubonic plague was reported
domic is
and none today. Tho
decreasi ig in intensity. A
of extinction" has been or-
WASHINGTON'. Juno 17. Although
Mexican authorities who investigated
the reported eases of bubonic plam
in Tampioo have announced that bac
teriological tests failed to identify
them as plas'.ie cases. the I'nited
St:.tes public health service said today
it would await the report of its own
exports sent to investigate the situa
tion before Jiftin the ou.irtit.e against
the poit.
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w ircless reports
They arc said to
no dan;
The reports confirm yd vices ai to
Moscow and Municli conferences ; re
ceived some time ago by the state "de
partment. Enver Pasha, Djeinal
Pasha iind Talaal Pasha, Turkish na
tionalist loaders, were reported to have
conferred with Sparaciss and Rolslie
viki at Munich. wTiile reprcHentutivcs
from India. Ei;ypt, Persia, Azeribajan
and Georgia met Turkish nationalists
and Lonine. the billshovik . leader at
Moscow. Plans for uprisings in the
Mohammedan world coincident with a
bolshevik thrust on Persia and India
aro said to ha o boon laid at these
meetings. A force of 150.000 troops,
commanded by General Kuropatkin,
was promised the Mohammedan world
by Leniue at Moscow, it has been re
ported. Train Turks for Uprising .
Following- the two conferences. a.
training school was established t Mos
cow for representatives of the Turkish
nationalists, according to the official
dispatches received today. From this
school, after a rigorous course of in
struction In the plans and objects of the
conspiracy, groirps of from 10 to 20 and
50 of the "young Turks." it is faid,
were sent to propaganda headquarters
in Persia. Afghanistan. India. Egypt,
Georgia, Azeribajan and Hnlgaria to
promote the intrigue a.nd make ready
for the march Fouthastwnnl of th
bolshevik army thoujrh Persia to India
and soutnwestward toward Egypt.
Enver Pasha, chief of the Turkish
nationalist conspirators. It was re
ported, arrived in Berlin for a second
visit lat week, acting as the chii f
UUson officer between the bolsheviki.
German revolutionists arid "young
Turks." Djemal Pasha was reported In
press dispatches yesterday to bo in
Moscow and Talaat Pasha for the pres
ent 1h making Switzerland his head
quarters. According to tho official re
ports, the Turkish nationalist and bol
shevik propaganda has been particu
larly elfective among the fanatical
Egyptian tribesmen, the Seuusai, in the
L.ybian desert. Tho situation there is
reported critical. '
Official reports as received here for
several months have told of unrest In
India and the effectivenoss of tho
"young Turks'" propaganda there. Com
plete cessation of business as a protest
against the Hritish policy tuwurd the
Kaliphute wi's observed recently by
Hindus, Parsees. and Moslems nliUo, re
sulting in what was described as "an
unprecedented loss to commerce."
Plans Carefully Laid
Generally the plans oC the bolsheviki
r..re said to include tho 'diversion of
liritish attention from Mesopotamia to
Egypt by the uprising of the Senussi
and their swoop eastward at the mo
ment when the bolsheviki were pro.
pared 'to pusn into Persia. Occupation
of Thrace by Greek troops would bo
taken advantage of by incitement of the
llulgars and local disturbances in
Syria and Palestine have been pro
jected to fuppli mont tho major out
breaks in India and Egypt.
Organ if.aon of Georgia and Azei
biajan is said to have been completed
by the bolsheviki. Mustapha. Kamat
is reported to be pledged to Rive any
military support necessary In Turkey
to add complications to the already
formidable bolsheviki Turkish nation
alist-German plot against the .Morarri.
tnedan dominions of the Rritish em
pire. . o
WASHINGTON. June 17 Partners
and Kiain traders presented differing
views us to the effect proposed freight
rate increases, asked by the railroad-,
of the country, will have on grain am:
grn'i products in a hearing today
1k fore the interstate commerce con;
I mission.
I'rging the commission to reach no
; decision w hich "discriminates against
j agriculture or in favor of any other
i ilidust ry." R. Needham of b-nic. Kan.,
i representing the Kansas State Grafi-'".
jaud Kansas Agricultural Council, op
posed any flat rate increase on grain
! Protesting against the application f '
percentage advances and contend. p.'
; against any disturbance of rate rel.i
; '.ionxhipa, A. E. Yandegrift of I.ouls
i ville. Ky., presented a pel. tion asUinr
jthc commission to preserve the cut;al
i izations on grain between the market
of Cairo. 111., Cincinnati. Evansville.
: Ind., Henderson. Ky.. Memphis. Si.
' Eouis. New Orleans. Omaha. Kan-a.;
(City, Nashville and Louisville.
I "Farmers do not ask discrimin.-.t Wo.
j in rates on farm products," Mr. Need -I
ham declared, -but we do igorous!.
protest against discrimination in favor
of any other commodity, and we wi-h
to express our disapproval of these
demands heard hero in which nanou
commercial or sectional interests 'ia
been seeking- selfish advantages."
J.o.VDoN, Jnie 17. Then
' tenlion of scrapping the
! treaty, as has been r ported,
the Ibiti-M government is
is no in
so fa
cot -.ecru i . I.
it wrs i.
: it was learned today. Hut.
; timated. Go-al P.ritain is Willi
'make important modifications ;
! hope of -tabilizim: the ru-ar . .
Conditions in tha; pari '
are rapidly beeorninu worse fi
Rriti-h standpoint, and the ;h 1
mii'.i--ters aie dec!. .red : I-
to charge some .. the -!.:ll.- -)
reaty most obj h-' ioi:i!?c .. t'e
if Steps to ! !;,. e .V.l'.'ll"
ng I"
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