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VOL. XXXI., NO. 63
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Opposition to Administra
tion Candidate Fails to
Materialize When Vote Is
Taken Wilson Backers
Claim Victory ; Walsh
Seconds Nomination
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
June 28 Senator Carter Class of Vir
ginia was unanimously elected "chair
aian of the committee on resolutions
when the committee met tonight.'
There was no opposition. Senator
Walsh of Montana seconded Senator
Glass' nomination for the chairman
ship. This first test of strength proved the
s claim of the admin
istration forces that
they were in control
of the situation, and
they contended it
forecast further con
I trol in the framing of
fj the platform. Sena
1 tor Walsh was un
derstood to have the
hacking' of William
J. P.ryan.
Senator Wa!r:h had
i . . 5 r.-...
I , " ' 1 chairmanship by a
j grour headed by
v ' 'S . ,1lo
s-i iudutt They abandoned the
'fight when a canvass
of the committee re
"4i J
ported a majority
against them. With the choice of a
chairman, the committee turned at
tention to the discussion of methods to
hasten its work.
Name Committee to Discuss Planks
P. II. Quinn of Rhode Island placed
Senator Glass in nomination. Mr.
Glass made a brief speech accepting
the place, after which the committee
authorized the appointment of a sub
committee of nine to hold public hear
ings for those desiring to present var
ious planks and party issues and to
prepare a tentative draft of the party
Senator Glass was not prepared to
name tfae sub-committee to work on,
the platform at once, and plans went
forward for the full committee to hear
some of those who had suggested
planks to offer. '
In supporting Senator Glass' nomin
ation. Senator Walsh said that while
he had been a Candidate for the chair
manship, he felt he could do his party
a greater service by withdrawing in
favor of Mr. Glass. Mr. Walsh, accord
ing to reports of the Fecret session.
also stated that his candidacy had been
based solely on a desire to render party
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts was
elected secretary of the committee.
The hearings, begun immediately in
the open session, were before the full
committee. Governor Stuart of Mon
tana opened the hearings with sug
gestions for planks promising recla
mation, irrigation and other develop
ment of natural resources, particularly
in the western states. Speakers were
held to 10 minutes each and no sub
ject could be represented by more than
three speakers.
Suffragists Outline Platform Desires
What woman suffragists of the
party want in the platform was out
lined to the committee by Mrs. Georgo
Bass of New York, who submitted a
report of the women's associate com
mittee of the national convention
recommending the following party
An adequate child labor law and a
reiteration of the party's stand against
the employmeirt. of children in in
dustry. Continuation of the federal child
ren's bureau of the women's bureau
organized during the war.
Independent citizenship for women
so that an American woman would not
lose her citizenship by marrying an
Proper protection and aid for mater
nity. Woman's representation on import
ant government commissions.
More attention to education with
better salaries for teachers.
Speaking for the National Educa
tion association, a delegation, headed
by Miss Charle Williams of Tennessee,
pleaded for federal department of edu
cation headed by a cabinet officer.
The platform of the national league
of women voters was presented by a
series of speakers including Mrs.
Maud Wood Parks of Washington, Mrs.
Percy Penneybackor of Texas, and
Mrs. Helen Jacobs of Alabama. It
called for planks on child welfare.
Kducation, high prices of household
commodities, public health and morals,
independent citizenship for women and
federal aid for maternity.
The committee was a long way from
the end of its list of hearings when it
quit late tonight and it will meet
again at 0:30 a. m. tomorrow, with a
full day's wirk before it. At the same
hour, Jhe sub-committee will get to
gether to begin its deliberations.
On the program of hearings for to
morrow are labor problems on which
Samuel Gor.ipers of the American Fed
eration of Labor will speak, the H-i'ior
question, legislation for the benefit of
farmers, the Irish problem and the de
mands of the. American Legion for
soldier rcjiof legislation.
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Georgia Kills
Amendment For
Equal Suffrage
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ATLANTA, Ga., June 28. The
proposed amendment to the state
constitution giving women the
right to vote was killed today in
the senate. The vote was 19 to
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
William G. McAdoo informed a news
paper man with whom he consented to
talk at his country home here tonight,
that he does not want to be "bothered"
about politics.
He refused absolutely to discuss the
Democratic national convention or the
statement of Thomas B. Love, national
committeeman from Texas, that he
would not refuse the presidential nomi
nation if the convention tendered it.
The newspaper man was stopped by
a, watchman who forbade entrance to
the grounds but he was induced to
communicate with Mr. McAdoo, who
appeared shortly after. .
"Now what is on your mind?" Mr.
McAdoo asked.
The caller explained he desired to
discuss the Democratic convention and
the question of whether Mr McAdoo
would accept the nomination, where
upon McAdoo stated he" would have
nothing to say on these subjects for
publication. i
The former secretary of the treasury
said he had no means of communica
tion with the convention and that he
preferred to "learn of its activities
through the newspapers, like any other
interested citizen."
He declined the reporter's offer to
keep him informed of convention de
velopments, declaring Ije preferred not
to have the privacy of his home in
vaded. "Should a very Important develop
ment take place at San Francisco, may
I communicate with you?" the later
viewer asked.
"No, thank you. I would not an
swer the phone."
The reporter then volunteered to
brlnfv the message and Mr. McAdoo
declined the offer.
"I much prefer and shall have to
insit upon not being disturbed." he de
clared. Mr. McAdoo has taken a three-year
lease on a residence here, and it was
said, is planning to build a home about
a mile from the town.
Make Public McAdoo Letter
NEW YORK, June 2S A letter writ
ten by William G. McAdoo. in which he
appeals to all labor organizations to
exert themselves "energetically, intelli
gently and unitedijr against the re
establishment of reaction in America,"
was made public here tonight.
The letter, under date of June 19.
was in reply to a communication from
John J. Mulholland, secretary of the
Metal Trades Council of New Tork
city and vicinity, which informed Mr.
McAdoo that more than 143,000 wage
earners represented by the council
"recommend you as the most popular
candidate for president that the Dem
ocratic party could possibly name."
After thanking Mr. Mulholland for
the "unsolicited and unexpected en
dorsement,." the letter continues:
"We are facing problems in this
country and in the world which require
not only the highest order of states
manship but the most patriotic and
enlightened support of an intelligent
electorate. These questions must be
met squarely and directly. Evasion
and equivocation, appeals to blind pas
sion afld selfish partisanship have lot
their magic. Men and women are
thinking these days, and thinking
deeply, and it is only that party which
has the courage to explicitly declare
for liberal and progressive policies,
and that candidate who is fearless
enough to espouse them vigorously and
sincerely, which will command the re
spect and secure the votes of a major
ity of our countrymen in the coming
"The rights of humanity most be put
above the rights of property, and the
rights of each should be protected
within its just limitations.
"As I said in a recent letter to the
Metal Trades Council of Brooklyn,
'we cannot look with complacency or
indifference upon the restoration to
power of the selfish powers which hav
been asserting themselves with such
vigor and volubility in America and
throughout the world.' I hope, there
fore, that your organization and all
organizations of labor will exert them
selves energetically, intelligently and
unitedly against the re-establishment
of reaction in America, and in favor of
those progressive, humane and power
ful forces which truly represent the
interests of the great masses of the
common people and thereby secure to
our country the benefits and blessings
which the continued triumph of genu
ine democracy alone can give it."
Vim A CRUZ, June 2 S. During the
past week only four cases of bubonic
plague have been reported. There are
eight ca-es at present in the hospitals
here. Of those previously affected
with tk. disease, four have died and
two have recovered.
Thts navigation companies. both
American and European, have decided
to renew their services to this port in
view rif the fart that the epidemic
I appears completely under control.
! WASHINGTON. June US. Manuel
Or.; dra. former Paraguayan minister
';o p e United States, has been elected
i resident of Paraguay and Kelix P.iiva,
' !: ;::: minister of the interior. ice
' j i , i - i'fep l . according te a dispatch f-
ef !. '' today by the sia.;e department.
1 h- P.nfgauyan congress was expected
confirm the elections at a session
Many Issues Remain to Be
Fought Out in Committee
Before Final Draft Ready
For Submission to Con
vention All Factions
Have Committee Repre
sentation Republican A. P. Leased Wire
fight over prohibition, the league of
nations, the Irish question and other
subjects, which have troubled Demo
cratic leaders in pre-convention dis
cussions, was centered tonight in the
conference room on platform and reso
lutions. '
As the committee sessions began,
some of the most experienced in the
ways of platform building predicted it
might be three days before the fin
ished product would be ready for sub
mission to the convention and that
even then there probably would be
minority reports bringing the prohi
bition issues at least into a fight on
the convention floor.
All Factions On Committee
All elements were represented on
the committee, wiiich had one member
from each state. There were ultra
wets and ultra drys. league advocates
and league opponents, and representa
tives of nearly every other shade of
opinion on many other public ques
tions. W. J. Bryan was there to lead the
fight for a bone dry plank, and James
R. Nugent of New Jersey was the
field marshal of the wets. In the
treaty fight, the administration rep
resentatives included Senator Glass of
Virginia and Secretary Colby of the
state department, whil in opposition
to the administration stand was Sen
ator Walsh of Massachusetts, with sev
eral others whj voted in the senate
to take the Republican reservations.
W. Bourke Corran of New Tork was
the leading advocate on the committee
of an Irish plank.
Besides these there were many dis
tinguished Democrats on the commit
tee's roster, including Vice-President
Marshall and former ' National Chair
man Vance McCormiok. One complete
platform, many partial platforms and
enough loose planks to last the party
for many years to come were on file
as suggestions when the committor
met. The platform submitted in its
entirety was the one adopted by the
Virginia Iemocrats, endorsed b
President Wilson and brought to San
Francisco by Senator Glass.
The other suggestions came from
many sources within and without tha
There was so much material de
manding use in some form that the
platform fashioners soon abandoned
hope of following the advice of Vice
President Marshall and writing the
platform on a postal card. It was re
garded as likely that before final deci
sions were reached on any Issue, the
committee would give interested indi
viduals and organizations an oppor
tunity to present Xheir cases in public?
Bryan's Plank on League
Ratification of the treaty of Ver
sailles with such reservations as a
senate majority approves is proposed
in the pl.uik of William Bryan,
dealing with the treaty and league cf
The Nebraskan tonight made public
his plank, which is to go before the
resolutions committee. It follows:
"The Democratic party demands an
amendment to the federal constitution
provding for ratification of treaties by
a majority vote, so that it will be as
easy to end a war as it to declare war.
Planting ourselves upon the most fun
damental principle of popular govern
ment, namely, the right of the people
to rule a doctrine in support
of which we have recently spent over
twenty-five billion of dollars and for
which we have sacrificed 100,000 pre
cious lives we favor an im
mediate reconvening of the senate that
this principle may be nppllea to treaty
controversy and ratification secured
with such reservations as a majority
of the senators may agree upon, reserv
ing for the future the making of such
changes as we may deem necessary.
"We favor appointment by the presi
dent, with the consent of the senate,
of delegates to represent this nation
in the league until regularly chosen
delegates are elected and qualified.
"We favor the selection of the na
tion's delegates in the league of na
tions by popular vote in districts in
order that the people may speak
through representatives of their own
choice which will consider the welfare
of the world. These delegations should
he instructed not to vote ror war wrth
out specific instruction from congress
or from the people, given by referen
dum vote.
"Our nation's delegates should also
be Instructed to insist upon the dis
armament of the world in order that
the burden of militarism may be lifted
from the shoulders of those who toil
and the foundation s of an enduring
peace laid in friendship and co-operation."
Mr. Bryan's league plank is regarded
by administration Democrats at the
convention as embodying much the
same proposals as he brought out at
the Jackson day dinner in Washington
and which signalized a, rift between
the president and Mr. Bryan over the
issue. His proposal that the treaty
he ratified with such reservations as
a majority of the senate might acrree
I upon was rejected then by add admin
: istration leaders in the treaty fight.
: WASHINGTON. June. 2S. Organ
; ization of a pool of American insuranee
j companies to underwrite the American
! merchant marine ws-s virtually effected
j today at a conference of officials of
i leading insurance concerns .and mem-
hers of the shipping board. Contracts
wiil he signed in .New York cn Wed
j nesday it was announced and" the asso
I ciation will start functioning at an
I early date.
High Winds Do
Much Damage in
Globe District
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
GLOBE, Ariz., June 28. Cutting
a swath only a few hundred yards
wide, a wind of almost tornado
velocity early tonight uprooted
trees along the Globe-Miami high
way and damaged Midland City, a
public park between the towns.
Fencing was destroyed and part of
the dancing pavillion was wrecked.
No loss of life was reported.
i ' LAST
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. June 2S. In antici
pation of his departure Saturday for
his Marion, Ohio, home, a busy week
faced Senator Harding, the Republican
presidential nominee, when he reached
Washington tonight after a week-end
visit at the country estate of Senator
Frelinghuysen at Raritan, N. J.
Accompanied by drs. Harding and
Senator Kellogg of Minnesota, Mr.
Harding reached Washington shortly
after 10 o'clock tonight. He wei di
rectly to his home.
Since the candidate's departure on
Friday, a large amount of work has
accumulated, but he hopes to clear this
away before leaving Washington. It
was said at his office tonight that he
has not fixed engagements for tomor
iow, except to speak on Americanism
for a phonograph record to be used
for campaign purposes.
The senator and Gov. Calvin Cool
idge of Massachusetts, Republican
choice for the vice-presidency, will
confer here Wednesday relative to
campaign plans and their forthcoming
speeches of acceptance.
A number of additional progressive
leaders are expected during the week
to confer with the nominee by invita
tion. Mr. Harding today received a small
good luck horseshoe forged by Charles
Doersuch of Martinsburg, Pa, who in
an accompanying letter, said he hoped
it would bring "the largest measure
of success."
Mr. Doersuch sent a similar one in
191C, with the hope that the senator
would receive the Republican presi
dential nomination and wrote that he
trusted this one would bring better re
sults. Coolidge Leaves for Capital
BURLINGTON. Vt.. June 28. Gov
ernor Coolidge left tonight for Wash
ington, where on Wednesday he will
confer with Senator Harding, Repub
lican candidate fpr president. He plans
to stop at New Haven, Conn., tomorrow
for a few hours.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BUFFALO, N. Y.. June 2S. Whether
the Northern Baptist convention will
frown upon the marriage of divorced
persons by refusing to elect the Rev.
J. W. Brougher of Los Angeles as a
member of the executive committee
will not be known until tomorrow.
Mr. Brougher performed the mar
riage ceremony for Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford. The names of the
moving picture stars were not men
tioned on the convention floor when
the nominating committee's ticket was
submitted, but it was contended that
the opposition that developed to the
election of Dr. Brougher was due to his
attitude on tho divorce question. The
chair ruled the names might be written
by delegates opposed to the nominat
ing committee's slate.
The other candidates named on the
ticket, headed by Krnest L. Tustin of
Philadelphia, for president, were un
opposed and their election is assured.
The tellers had not finished counting
ballots when the convention adjourned
until tomorrow.
Affiliated societies also held their
elections today. Mrs. Helen B.
Montgomery of Rochester was elected
president of the Woman's American
Baptist foreign missionary society,
Mrs. John Ntiveen of Illinois, presi
dent of the woman's home missionary
society; Cnvernor C. Milliken of
Maine. president of the American
Baptist foreign missionary society,
Charles R. Brock of Colorado, presi
dent of the American Baptist horn
missionary society, and Frank IT. Rob
inson of Pennsylvania, president of
the American Baptist publication
The convention adopted a resolution
declaring for the strict enforcement
of the prohibition act and declared
Baptists would not support any politi
cal 7arty that sought modification of
existing dry laws.
CINCINNATI. June 2S. Frnr'kle
Mason, Fort Wayne, Ind., was held to
a draw by Battling Chink, a local
fighter, in 10 rounds here tonight.
OMAHA. June 2S Omaha and
vicinity was visited by a devastat
ing wind -and rainstorm late this
afternoon. Trees and outbuildings
were razed in the city. One woman
was injured seriously. Telephone
communication to the west and
southwest was completely demoralized.
McAdoo Talk Strong but
Little Change Among the
Three Leaders Apparent;
Cox and Palmer Fight
Hard to Make Impressive
Showing on First Ballot
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28. There
is more McAdoo talk in the air tonight
but there is apparently no change in
the real situation among the various
Tonight shows the first signs of a
movement among the leaders and man
agers to round up sentiment among
the uninstructed delegates and compute
the possibilities of nominating some
body. Principally, the night is given over
to meetings ot the four big committees
in the great building which also houses
the convention auditorium. The lead
ers and candidate managers are all
under one roof, and although they are
principally engaged in committee busi
ness, they are not losing the oppor
tunity to confer and possibly get to
gether on the makings of a slate of
their own or possibly decide to accept
one which the drift among the delega
tions may be forcing on them.
Predict From 3 to 5 Ballots
McAdoo boomers hoped all day that
their candidate would make some
statement amplifying the declaration
of National Committeeman Love of
Texas that the nomination .would hot
be rejected. Some were disappointed
and others thought Mr. MfAdoo, in
view of repeated previous declarations
of declination, was pursuing a wrse
course in remaining silent.
Palmer people continued their efforts
to make a strong showing on the open
ing baJlots and the Cox people are do
ing the same. About the only point tnc
three forces would agree upon was
that there would be no nomination on
the first ballot and most of them
seemed to agree that there would be no
nomination in less than 3 to 5.
The McAdoo people today agreed on
Sam Amidon of Wichita. Kansas, as
their floor leader and at the same tlmf
began picking out a representative on
each of the State delegations. His
selection was made at a conference or
McAdoo supporters who described
themselves as "bitter enders."
Cone Johnson of Texas, former
solicitor of the state department; Rep
resentative Whaley of South Carolina,
a.nd Mrs. Teter Oleson of Minnesota
were among the assistants selected for
Big Three Appear Deadlocked
Most of the McAdoo boomers are
saying they do not expect, any support
from the Tammy delegation of New
York unless it becomes apparent that
the former secretary will be nominated.
Talk of Secretary Meredith for second
place as Mr. McAdoo's running mate
continued to be heard in the convention
The talk of candidates on the whole
tonight is almost where it was last
week, without any appearances oi
strength enough for a nomination at
any corner of the triangle. Mr. Bryan
and some others stjll feci that the
question of candidates can not become
a thoroughly active one until the pint
form issues have won disposed of. Ad
ministration supporters said tonight
they were confident that the platform
would be written in thorough going
terms of support for President Wilson
and his administration and many of
them predicted that it would contain
neither a wet nor a dry plank.
MKXICO CITY, June 28. The ca.e
of William O. Jenkins, former Amer
ican consular agent at Puebla, Mex
ico, who was kidna.ped by bandits last
fall and later charged with having
connived at his own capture, will be
reopened, according to a Puebla dis
patch to El Universal today.
All witnesses for the prosecution in
the previous trial will be re-examined
to determine w hether they were obliged
to testify against Jenkins. Tho de
fendant himself declared he wants the
"noon-day light" thrown on the case,
the dispatch says.
Forty Indians were to testify today
in the first criminal court at Puebla
regarding false accusations they were
alleged to have made against Jerkins,
according to a dispatch to Kxeelsior.
DAYTON, Ohio, June 2!?. Sergeant
Bottrielle of McCook field today made
a parachute descent of what was a.i 1
to le 19,500 feet, believed to be a new
record. The plane, piloted by Ser
geant Madan, climbed to an altitude
marked by the indicator as 19,500 feet,
it was stated. Bottrielie climbed out
on the fusilage to make his jump. The
wind caught his parachute and pulled
him through the tail of trie machine,
tearing off the rudder. He bruised
the muscles of his arm and strained
the ligaments.
Bottrielle landed near Oermantown.
10 miles west of here, with his para
chute ripped where it had been in
contact with the tail wires of the plane.
The piano landed safely.
BOSTON, June 2S The state com
mission on necessaries of life, at a
hearing today on complaints of profit
eering in shoe repairing, heard dealers
testify that they made a profit of $1.2"i
a pair on shoes repaired by outside
shops. Customers were charged S t for
full sole and heel work and the actual
repairers were paid $2.75 for the job.
Witnesses indicated that an advance
in price was contemplated.
Cummings, Temporary Chairman, Out
lines party Policies In Keynote Ad
dress Adjournment Taken Until Tues
day Without Important Action
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28. From the shadov of
the Golden Gate, the hosts of democracy sent a roaring
tribute across the country today to President Wilson.
The national convention flung aside for the moment
the business before it while delegates carried on a demon
stration that swept the great gathering off its feet.
It was half an hour before the outburst, evoked by a
sudden display of the president's portrait, could be stilled.
Again and again, as his name was mentioned, the cheers
broke out anew to culminate in the shout of approval that
adopted and sent to the White House tonight a striking
testimonial of his party's faith and pride in the man who
has led it for seven troublous
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
credentials committee of the Demo
cratic national convention tonight de
cided to hear and review the claim of
Senator Keed of Missouri to a seat as
a delegate.
Reed's opponents contended the com
mittee had no jurisdiction but their
claims finally were dismissed and the
case was set down for hearing in its
turn, one hour being allotted to each
Th credentials committee elected
W. T. Asher, Iowa, chairman, and pro
ceeded to hear the argument in the
Georgia case in which the national
committee already has seated Palmer
delegates and ratified the selection of
Clark Howell as national committee
man over the contest of the Smith
Watson faction.
Oregon was expected to present a
contest wlu n its name was reached on
the roll call.
Closing argument before the com
mittee in the Georgia contest tonight
was marked by heated discussion and
at times half a score of men were on
their feet demanding recognition. The
contesting delegation, occupying seats
in the audience, frequently broke into
the "debate and demanded "justice and
fair play." Former Senator T. V.
HardwUk, who closed the case for the
contestants,' declared "an adverse de
cision would drive scores of Democrats
out of the party in Georgia, not paying
that I will do that, nor making any
He asserted that a minority vote had
selected the delegation and that the
state convention had disposed of the
case "to the satisfaction of a great
majority of the citizens of the state."
Opening arguments for Senator Reed,
F. M. Wilson, United States district
attorney at Kansas City, told the com
mittee he had no interest in the case
except that he felt there would be "a
damnable injustice done to Missouri
democracy'' should the senator be de
nied a place. He declared it was "im
periative" th:?t the action of the Fifth
Missouii district convention be re
spected for without the vote which this
districWdelivers to the party, 'Missouri,
and perhaps the nation, cannot be cata
logued Democratic."
"If, I thought for one moment." he
continued, "if a shadow of belief ex
isted that this delegate w.uld go on
tho floor of the convention and de
nounce the national administration or
bolt tho convention, I would not be
Statements of similar nature were
made by K. P. Rosenberger, a Ninth
Missouri district delegate, who added
that he never had supported Reed in
tho primaries and never had been on
'his side of the fence," but he believed
'it unfair in the interest of harmony
to brand a man as an unclean Demo
crat." He asserted that need never had been
a candidate and was not now asking the
place, but the Fifth distriet was seek
in'.: a seat for him and should not be
Arkansas Senator
Named Chairman for
"Demo" Convention
i rReplblicao A- p- Leased Wire
j .Tune "S Senator Joseph T. Robinson
) of Arkansas was unanimously reconi-
mended by the committee on perman-
rut organization tonight for the per-
manent chairmanship of the national
Other temporary officers of the con
vention were recommended by the
committee to continue their duties as
permanent officers.
Senator Robinson
nomination 1 Mrs.
Oklahoma, and his
seconded by ail the
was placed in
A. McDougal of
nomination was
states and then
made unanimous.
The committee decided to recom
mend the addition of an associate sec
retary of the ('(invention Jo the list of
officers and K. K. l'.ritiou of North
Carolina, private secretary to Secre
tary Daniels, was chosen for that of
fice. At the opening of th session former
Governor Ralston of ind.afi was
ehoocn chairman.
Arrangements for the first national
political convention to be held in the
far west had been well made. The
preat hall, its clean architectural lines
almost unmarred by added decorations,
was ready and through a dozen wide
entries the thousands poured in with
little delay or congestion. They found
a wide octagon space awaiting them,
with a massive organ reaxing its Etock
ade of pipes above the platform and
the other sides rising to a far line ot
seats under high window framing
squares of California's bluest skies.
Military Band On Hand
Over the center of the hall where
delegates sat railed within a wide
square of seats, an inner ceiling was
suspended, colored in soft, old blue
that rested the eye and let something
of quiet dignity to the pcene. Below,
a. forest of stout standards bearing the
names of the states and territories was
the only remainder of national con
ventions of the past.
iWched high beside the organ in a
special gallery, a military band whilcd
away the time. As the noon hour and
the opening time approached, a color
Ruard of marines appeared on the plat
form. A six-foot eergeant, with the
gleaming folds of a regimental flag in
his hand, made a vivid siot of color on
the platform. At his side stood the.
armed non-commissioned officers of
the color fruard and with them two
marine bugiers.
When Vice Chairman Kremer of the
national committee gave the signal, it
bugler sounded "attention," and the
sharp, taccato call rang out over the
uproar of conversation. The first notes
of the Star Spangled Fanner rang out
from the band and the organ together,
and as delegates, alternates, spectators
and attendants stood at tribute, u.
monster flag dropped from the ceiling
to form a wall of color behind tho
platform. It obscured the view of the
band gallery and organ loft, but as it
fell, the booming tones of the organ
rose from behind it joining with ma
jestic thunder in the national anthem.
From floor and galleries, delegates and
spectators joined in the mighty tones.
Then came the touch that set too
convention off with a wild shout of
exaltation. Tho great flag was gath
ered slowly upward in its slings and
as it rose, it uncovered a flan-draped
and illuminated portrait of President
Wilson placed high against the great
pipes of the organ. For a moment
there was a breathless pause. Then
came the tumult.
Delegates Stampede
A wild shout rang trom the floor it
was caught up and echoed from sida
to side. Raking with hysterical force,
the sound grew and grew, a formless,
toneless thing that had in it something
that stirred the blood and pulled at tho
emotions. Delegates leaped on their
chairs, waving and shouting. They
stampeded into the aisles, jostling and
cheering in a packed mass before tho
Over in the Virginia section, a man
ripped the state standard from the
floor and charged toward the speakers'
stand, waving it high in the air. Other
.states followed. Some of them were
flower to get in motion but as th
shouting and tumult continued, stand
ard after standard came up ami tho
march around tho hall began. In the
New Tork section. Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt of the navy seized the stand
ard and pushed into the crowded aisio
battling with others wlio sought with
eager hands to uphold the sign.
Rut there were some among the New
York delegation who struggled with
Roosevelt to prevent him carrying the
state standard in the demonstration
for the president. There was a lively
scrimmage akin to a center rush in .i
football game in whi'-h fists were fly
ing and there seemed danger of bloody
noses. A policeman who intorfcrrcd
got a pommeling, one man had h;s
coat dragged off and sev ral men lost
their nose glasses. Xi ore was hurt,
the protesting delegates chanced tin,:
minds and Roosevelt triumphantly
matched off wi:h the New Yo;k stand
ard to join the Wilson dcrnonstr.tt ior..
A shout of jnid'-d intensity marked
til" i a 1 ! ': a U s" !Veogn; ; h;ti of the jti -Icidftit.
and a t heer fr Roo-eVe't a i
'ail bat lost i'l the general tumult.
1 It was Inni befare urd'-r could 1
; restored. liven when - 'h. lir rr.a n
! Krenier had laur."hed npo-i his spec.-';.
! echoes of the storm sliil l iii-a-d in th"
air. ile was repeatedly interrupt' I
j by the clamor of approval 'hat greeted
I every thrust at the I N pub! a a n part.-.-
or at any reference to President Wilson,
j Cummings Gets Big Hand
j When t 'ha i i m i ti I loin. -r S. Cum-
mine's bad been !' ted temporary
I i haii-man and cscort.-d to the platform,
the hall finally husho! and prejiar--.!
; to listen vi'.h be a:t nt:n to 1, j
j keynote address. I' b gates expect,, i
j something to cheer at. They m re ii
j the mood for it and they vcre not
j iisa ppointcd.
j Mr. Cummings began in a quiet vniec.
I A few shouts of "Mtflrr" cap.n fri.pi ,
fax back in the hall, but he had not v

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