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VOL. XXXI., NO. 64
Republican Nominee In First Speech of
Campaign Declares the Preservation of
Americanism Is First and Highest Duty
of All Citizens Coolidge Also Speaks
WASHINGTON, June 29 Declaring that nation
"requires no council of foreign powers to point the way
of American duty," Senator Harding, Republican nom
inee for president, in his first campaign speech today,
urged the preservation of Americanism as the first and
highest endeavor of all citizens of the republic.
The candidate's first utterance of the campaign was
heard by no audience today, being made for a phono
graphic record to be released on the Fourth of July and
to be used throughout the campaign. A copy of the sena
tor's address was made public at his office and with it a
speech made last week by Governor Coolidge of Massa
chusetts, the-party's vice-presidential nominee for a simi
lar purpose.
Not Shunning Duty
Senator Harding chose "American
ism" aa his subject, while Governor
Coolidge spoke on "law and order.
America, Mr. Harding aid, does not
mean to hold aloof, chooses no isolation
and shuns no duty, but, he continued,
we arrogate to ourselves the keeping
of the American continent and every
concept of our moral obligation. The
presidential candidate added that "it
is very practical to make sure our own
house is in perfect order before we
attempt the miracle of old world
stabilization . "
In urging maintenance of law and
order, Governor Coolidge defined
the need of America as "a broader,
firmer, deeper faith in people a
faith that men desire to do right,
that the government is founded
upon a righteousness which will
"The first flaming torch of Americanism."-
said Senator Harding, "was
lighted in framing the federal consti
tution In 17S7. The Pilgrims signed
their simple and majestic covenant a
full century and a half before, and set
aflame their beacon of liberty on the
coast of Massachusetts. , Other pio
neers of new world freedom were rear
ing their own standards of liberty from
Jamestown and Plymouth for five gen
erations before Lexington and Concord
heralded a new era. It was all
Americanism in the destined result,
yet all of it lacked the soul of nation
ality. . In simple truth, there was no
thought of nationality in the revolu
tion for American independence. The
colonists were resisting a wrong, and
freedom was their solace. Onco it
was achieved, nationality was the only
agency suited to its preservation.
Constitution Temple of Equal Rights
"Americanism really began when,
robed in nationality, the American re
public began the blazed trail of repre
sentative popular government. Rep
resentative democracy was proclaimed
the safe agency of highest human
treed om. America headed the Cat
ward procession of civil, human and
religious liberty, which ultimately will
effect the libetation of all mankind.
The federal constitution is the very
base of Americanism, the ark of the
jovenant of American liberty, tne very
temxle of equal rights. The consti
tution does abide and ever will as long
is the republic survives.
"Let us hesitate before we surrender
the nationality which is the very soul
of highest Americanism. This repub
lic has never failed humanity nor en
langered civilization.
"We have been tardy sometimes,
like when "we were proclaiming democ
racy and neutrality while we Ignored
our national rights, but the ultimate
and helpful part we played in the great
war will be the pride of America so
long as the world recites the story.
America FirstThen Europe
"We do not mean to hold aloof. We
choose no isolation. We shun no duty.
I like to-rejoice in an American con
science, and in a big conception of our
obligations to liberty, justice and civ
ilization. Aye, and more. I like to
think of Columbia's helping hand to
new republics which are seeking the
blessings portrayed in our example, but
I have a confidence in our America
that requires no council of foreign
powers to point the way of American
duty. We wish to counsel, co-operate
and to contribute, but we arrogate to
ourselves the keeping of the American
continent and every concept of our
moral obligation. It is fine to idealize,
but it is very practical to make suro
our own house is in perfect order be
fore we attempt the miracle of old
world stabilization.
"Call it the selfishness of nationality
if you will; I think it an inspiration to
patriotic devotion:
"To safeguard America first.
"To stabilize America first.
"To prosper America first.
'To think of America, first.
"To exalt America first.
"To live for and revere America first.
"Let the internationalists dream,
and the bolshevists destroy. God pity
him 'for whom no minstrel raptures
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special federal grand jury today re
turned indictments against eight
Xcrsons as a result of the investi
gation into the flight of Grovcr C.
Liergdoll. army deserter. It also
jsabinftted a report censuring P
Clarence Gibboney of this city, and
Samuel T. AtikHI and Kdward S.
Kailey of Washington. BerjTdoll's
counsel, for gross carelessness. J
recommended court martial for
Major Hunt. 5n command of the
barracks at Governor's Island, from
which Bergdoil was released to ob
tain his buried treasure, and for the.
two army sergeants from whom ho
Hone! i warrants were issued by
Judg Thompson for four persons
whose whereabouts are l.nown.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, June 29. Archbishop
Patrick J. Hayes today vigorously ar
raigned the "modern tendency" towaytl
secularism, federal centralization and
Socialism In education In a sermon at
tho solemn high mass which opened
the seventeenth annual convention of
tho Catholic Educational association
here today.
"With science giving" the shrug of
doubt aa to the existence of God." he
said, "with law courts grinding out di
vorces ad nauseam, with passing lit
erature that finds it pays to portray
characters reeking with moral sham
and condoning the offense, with young
and old gone mad over the lurid mo.
tion film, with the drama depraved In
spite of heroic efforts of the many who.
patronize and love the clean play, with
the daily press mirroring ihe crimes
and sins of society, with feminine dress
mocking at -decency and modesty J
with ever decreasing: respect for au
thority and reverence for the flag of
our country where !s the power who
has the wisdom? Where is the salva
tion of youth of our land?. '
"The philosophy of the world Is to
enjoy what one pleases, to think as one
pleases and to do what one pleases
without the checks placed by religious
sanction and the moral law."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BUFFALO, N. Y., June 29. The
thirteenth Baptist Northern convention
closed today with the election of offi
cers and adoption of resolutions cov
ering a wide range of subjects.
By a vote of 69 to 422 the delegates
refused to censure the Rev. J. W.
Brougher of Los Angeles for marrying
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pick
ford by dropping him as a member
of the executive committee, but adopt
ed a resolution urging more uniform
divorce laws to do away with "scandal
of easy divorce states."
The resolution also urged the Bap
tist ministry "to hold rigidly to the
scriptural standards regarding di
vorce." Another resolution called upon the
federal government officials to be
scrupulously fair in its treatment of
Orientals in this country.
The convention refused to approve &
portion of the report of the social serv
ice committe -vhich condemned com
pulsory military training and voted to
refer it back to committee.
CHICAGO, June 29. Plans for a
"One Big Union" movement among
railroad employes were reported to
have been revived here today at a
secret conference at which, leaders de
clared, 105 delegates from American
Federation of Labor locals throughout
the country were present.
H. M. KMfer, district chairman, de
nied that the organization had any
radical intent or that a strike was be
in;? considered.
"We simply believe that all railroad
workers should belong to one union,
instead of half a dozen brotherhoods,"
Kcifer said. "We have ?,0JQ members
in Chicago now. We believe the A.
F. of L. has lost its power. '
Republican A. P. Leassd Wire
WASHINGTON, June 29. Fernando
Iglesias Calderon. sent to the United
States by the new Mexican government
as high commissioner with ambassa
dorial rank, declared today that his
mission "was calculated to bring about
better relationship between the two
countries and o restore that feeling
of mutuau confidence tat formerly
existed and should exist.
"The new government, under Presi
dent de la Huerta," Calderon added,
"will seek scrupulously to fill fll its
obligations, international as well as
national, also that the country may
once more take its proper place among
the families of nations."
! CHICAGO. June 29. The peak of
high furniture prices has been reached.
I according to members of the Retail
I Furniture association of the United
) Suites, which opened a two-days' con
i vention tonight.
Lowden Not To
Run Again For
Governor Lowden will not be a
candidate for re-election, it was
announced tonight following a con
ference of party chiefs with him.
The announcement said Governor
Lowden would support Lieut. Gov.
John G. Oglesby for the Republican
gubernatorial nomination.
Republican A. P. Leased Wiref
Mustapha Kemal Pasha personally is
in general command of the 'military
movements against the Greeks. He is
conferring at Balaikesri, which lies
midway between Pandemia, on the
southern coast of the Sea of Marmora,
and Soma, with the leaders who are
opposing the Greek movement toward
Pandemia. Ismet Bey, the nationalist
chief of staff and a bosom friend of
Enver Pasha, is commanding the entire
Smyrna front. The nationalists appar
ently have been much confused by the
rapidity of the Greek attack.
There are many indications that the
nationalists are concentrating at
Guieve, a short distance southeast of
Ismid, preparatory to making a big
stand there after getting the Greeks
scattered over long lines of communi
cation. The nationalists are showing a le
friendly attitude toward the American
relief workers than formerly. Through
the port of Mudania, lying on the Sea
of Marmora, southwest of Ismid, the
American commission for relief in the
Near East had been able to keep up
communication with many interior re
lief stations through co-operation of
the nationalists. Since the British
force landed there and has been en
gaged in skirmishes, it is clear that
American ships are less welcome and
there is danger that the nationalists
will close all the Marmora and Black
sea ports to American ships.
All the American women relief work
ers have left Batum for Constantinople.
The British say they will avacuate
Batum within a few days, but they
have said this repeatedly during the
last three months.
Operators Oppose
Closed Shop Plank
In Mine Contract
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SCRANTON, Pa., June 29. Meet
ings of the anthracite coal commission
this afternoon were adjourned until
Wednesday morning of next week. 'To
day's session was largely given over
to the presentation of final data on
the cost of living and wages paid to
miners in the anthracite mine region
by W. Jett Lauck, consulting econo
mist of the United Mine Workers of
At the afternoon session the pro
posed recognition of the union clause,
which was contained in the demands
of the mine workers, was discussed at
length. The operators intimated that
recognition of the union would be
granted if the closed shop feature weer
taken out of the clause.
The miners' representatives main
tain that because all miners are not
connected with the union, differences
of opinion arise between the union
and non-union men, with the result
that trouble is experienced not only b
the union officials, but the operators
themselves. This, they claimed, would
be obviated if the closed shop was in
effect in the mines.
Ohio Republicans
Celebrate Harding
G. O. P. Nomination
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
COLUMBUS. Ohio, June 2D Ohio
Republicans met in state convention
today perfected a temporary organiza
tion and heard "harmony speeches" by
W. H. Boyd of Cleveland and Harry M.
Daugherty, Senator Hardin's pre-con-vention
campaign manager.
Tonight's session was given over to
a jollification over the nomination of
Senator Harding. Senator James E.
Watson of Indiana delivered the prin
cipal address.
The convention will adopt a platform
tomorrow morning, select two presi
dential electors at large, and ratify the
22 electors selected today at district
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 29. Increase
of passenger fares as well as freight
rates, to permit railroads and electric
lines to operate both branches of their
service at a profit, was urged today be
fore the interstate commerce commis
sion by Clifford Thorne of Chicago,
representing shippers, and Charles L.
Hendry of Indianapolis, chairman of
the American Electric Railway asso
ciation. Their pleas for higher pas
seneer rates broueht that Phase of the
revenue question to the fore for the
first time since the rate hearings be
gan. Mr. Thorne advised a 5 per cent in
crease in passenger fares for the rail
roads, while Mr. Henry contended that
traction lines, with fright making no
only a -small portion of their business,
could not absorb passenger losses if an
increase is allowed in freight rates
WASHINGTON, June 29 Award or
hero medals to seven miners for res
cuing feilow workers, whose lives were
endangered by mine accidents during
the last three years, was announced
today by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety
association, an organization created in
memory of the first director of the
bureau of mines and the humanitarian
work started by him.
Three of those receiving medals gave
their lives in attempting the rescue of
companions and the medals will go to
their nearest kin. All lived in Mon
tana, Idaho and Minnesota.
Convention Chairman Takes
Issues With All Things
Given to Republicanism
Assails Party for Disclos
ures of Pre-Convention
Campaign Funds
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29. Senator
Robinson of Arkansas, permanent
chairman of the Democratic national
convention, in his speech today as
sailed the Republican party for its
Chicago platform, for the disclosures
of large sums of money in pre-con-vention
contests, and particularly at
tacked the Republican senators who
fought ratification of the peace treaty
with the league of nations covenant.
"The Republican platform adopted
at Chicago is an amazing jumble of
ambiguities, inconsistencies, evasions,
misrepresentations, 'straddles' and
slanders. It is deliberately unfair in
charging upon the Democratic ad
ministration all responsibility for mili
tary unpreparedness. Everyone knows
that the Republican party controlled
the government for a long period prior
to the inauguration of President Wil
son. When the Democratic party went
into power March 4, 1913, both the
army and the navy were' far below the
authorized number. If criticism of the
pre-war national policy as to military
preparoiness is justified, the censure
must fall upon the Republican party.
Takes Issue With G. O. P. Platform
"Tho plank in the Republican plat
form respecting taxation is manifestly
insincere. They promised no substan
tial relief from the exacting tax bur
dens necessarily imposed during the
war. There are many vexatious taxes
that should be repealed now that tho
war is over. The big joker in that
amazing doctrine is the pla.nk in the
Republican platform concerning prof
iteering. "We condemn the Democratic
administration for failure impartially
to enforce the anti-profiteering laws
enacted by the Republican party.
"Who will be deceived by this ab
surd pretense? The Republican con
gress enacted no anti-profiteering
laws. The amendments to the food
control act were suggested by the pres
ident and supported by the Democrats
in congress. The president recom
mended four additional measures to
prevent and penalize profiteering.
"It is said partisanship ceases at the
water's edge. The political record of
the last few months belies this declara
tion. The Republican party in the
senate and in its recent convention
presented to the world the humiliating
spectacle of discordant and conflicting
factions seeking to discredit the presi
dent in his efforts to maintain the re
spect and confidence of our allies.
Asks Meaning of Mexican Plank
"The Chicago platform declares that
the policy of the Wilson administration
towards Mexico is responsible for the
loss of lives and property resulting to
American citizens in Mexico. Never
theless, the provisions of that platform
regarding Mexico are ambiguous and
indefinite. Does the plank, the Repub
lican platform on Mexico, mean that
celled in a multiplicity of ambiguous
citizens in Mexico ate hereafter en
dangered this government will make
war on Mexico and establish a protec
torate? Why was the convention not
frank enough to announce a definite
policy? Why was its meaning con
cealed in a multlplicit yof ambiguous
"The president is condemned for
asking authority of congress to exer
cise a mandate for Armenia. It never
has been contemplated by anyone that
the United States shor.ld assume that
responsibility without first prescribing
the terms and conditions of the man
date. It would not be difficult for the
United Estates to so safeguard its re
sponsibllties as to proceed with the
united spirit of England, France, Italy
and Japan, as well as every other
member of the league. The mandate
may readily be made self sustaining.
Then should the president's request be
treated as audacious? The Republican
party would deny any encouragement
or assistance to Armenia and would
force a protectorate on Mexico. They
are deaf to the appeal of the oppressed
but as always they are sensitive to the
call of wealth. They are unwilling to
incur expense or deign to protect mil
Ions of God-fearing Christians from
massacre, but they are anxious to in
vade a foreign land for the protection
of property rights.
"Great Republican leaders, Including
Mr. Lodge, Mr. Roosevelt, in public ad
dresses prior to the war, championed
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
. BUFFALO. N. Y.. June 29 Three
men were killed and three were in
jured in the collapse of the four story
Sutherland hotel in lower Main street
today. Andrew Burns, a clerk, is miss
ing, and is believed to, have been
Tho known dead are: John Hennes
sey, John Carroll and Patrick Eagen,
The city fire chief and fire under
writers, after examining the ruins,
were inclined to the belief that the
fall of the building was due to a gas
explosion. The absence of any sign of
fire was the puzzling feature. The
building was one of the oldest in the
water front district.
CHICAGO. June 29 The city
council today began consideration of
pay increases to city employes,
totaling more than Jl.500,000, by
granti'ng a maximum yearly wage
of $2,100 to firemen and policemen.
A blanket resolution calling for the
payment of the union wage ecale
to members of the union crafts em
ployed by the city also was passed
but will be reconsidered tomorrow.
Policemen and firemen now, re
ceive $1,992. The union crafts asked
$10 a day.
'Home Town' Puts
On Best Togs To
Receive Harding
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MARION, Ohio, June 29. Sen
ator 'Harding may not know his
home town when he arrives to re
ceive the acclaim of his old friends
and neighbors at the home-coming
next Monday.
Practically every business block
in the city has been painted or is
undergoing repairs, and the city
council has paved the way for
many city improvements.
By next Monday it is expected
'to have the two 700-foot train
sheds at the union station nearly
completed. Work on them was be
gun yesterday.
OF Tl TO 0
sub-committee of nine, making a
preliminary draft of the Demo
cratic platform, rejected tonight a
proposal to include a wet plank.
The deliberations and vote were
secret, but it is understood that
the vote against a wet plank was
at a ratio of two to one.
After the platform sub-committee
had been in session for more than two
hours, it was still working on the
language of a league of nations palnk
Senator Walsh of Montana left the
committee room just before midnight,
bound for bed. Other members of the
sub-committee were understood to have
decided to remain in session through
out the night.
It was said the committee was in
disagreement as to proceed lire. Some
members, led by Senator Welsh, felt
that the views of each member of the
full committee should be ascertc-ind
on important issues before the work
Of drafting the planks was taken up.
The opinion was expressed among
some sub-committee members that the
draft could not be . completed before
tomorrow night at the earliest and
possibly not before Thursday morning.
Actual work on the Democratic piat-
form was begun tonight by the sub
committee of nine after last l.iinute
suggestions from many sources had
been heard at an all-day public hear
ing. The committee meet behind closed
doors. Just before It was called to
order, Chairman Glass announced that
nothing would be made public regard
ing sub-committee recommendations
a-s to platform planks until the full
committee had passed upon them.
Special precautions to guard the sub
committee deliberations from inter
ruptions were taken and it looked like
an all-night session might be in pros
When the sub-committee met. the
most serious problems confronting the
convention, including prohibition, the
league of nations, and the Irish Ques
tion, still were far from solution and
it was apparent that some of these
subjects, at least, would develop fights
in the full committee and probably on
the convention floor regardless of what
action the sub-committee might take.1
Because the sub-committee is head
ed by Senator Glass of Virginia, an ad
ministration man, and holding a clear
majority for many administration pol
icies, most of these holding views not
In harmony with, the White house de
cided not to ask for sub-committee
consideration for their suggestions.
One of those who declined to take
his proposals to the inner circles of
platform builders was W. J. Bryan,
who said he preferred to wait and
make the fight for his league of na
tions and bone dry planks in the full
committee after the sub-committee
had acted. Senator Walsh of Massa
chusetts, who also had a league plank
of his own, made a similar decision.
In their deliberations tonight the
sub-committee had, as a starter, the
Virginia platform written by Senator
Glass and approved by President Wil
son. It also had a mass of testimony
collected at the day's public arguments
during which feeling on the prohibition
and Irish questions several times ap
proached the boiling point.
At the conclusion of the hearing to
day the full platform committee ad
journed until 10 o'clock tomorrow, but
members of the sub-committee pre
dicted that, despite the long night ses
sion, they would be unable to report
by that hour. It was said that If a
report was ready during the day the
full committee might consider it at a
night session tomorrow' in the hope of
having the platform ready for the con
vention itself Thursday.
George Creel, who was chairman of
President Wilson's committee on pub
lic information during the war, joined
the committee of nie which is draft
ing the Democratic platform and It
was understood he would work with
the sub-committee in drafting the doc
ument. Mr. Creel came to San Fran
cisco with Secretary Daniels. His part
in the drafting cX the platform, it Is
said, would be to look after its literary
qualities in somewhat the curie man
ner that Col. George Harvey polished
up the Republican platform at the Chi
cago eon vention.
Requests America
To Seek Allied Aid
For Hadjin Relief
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June "3. The
American government was requested
by the Armenian Hadjin relief union
of America, in a memorandum pre
sented today to the state department,
to urge the allied powers, "particularly
France," to send an expeditionary force
to the relief of the Armenians in the
city of Hadjin, besieged for four
months by Turkish nationalists. If a
force were dispatched at orce, the
communication stated, the siege could
be raised in less than a week.
The memorandum said that Arme
nian troops would join a relief expe
dition and suggested that American
marines from a warship anchored in
the Bay of Mersina co-operate "with
a view of saving the Christian popula
tion from imminent destruction."
NEW YORK, June 29. The bodies
of &37 A. E. F. dead, consigned direct
to the homes of their parents, reached
here today from Antwerp aboard the
transport Mercury.
Administration Forces, In Control of Con
vention, Get Ready for Action Perfect
Organization and Hear "Raps" at Re
publican Party
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 The Democratic na
tional convention wound up its preliminaries today and
prepared to get down to business tomorrow.
With administration forces continuing in apparently
complete control, it perfected its organization, accepting
Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas as its permanent
chairman ; permitted states to upset the unit rule, provided
for taking women on the Democratic national committee
and prepared for the business of having candidates nom
inated by adopting an order of business which will per
mit the delivery of nominating speeches before the plat
form is brought in.
Balloting for a nominee, however, will not be per
mitted before the platform is adopted by the convention.
With the slate thus cleared of preliminaries and ar
rangements set for the principal business, the convention,
after a three hour session,
yclock tomoiTow morning.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. June 29
Six. thousand miners in Mingo county,
West Virginia, and Pike county, Ken
tucky, were today ordered by district
headquarters of the United Mine
Workers here to refrain from report
Ins for work tomorrow. Insuance of
the strike order. District President C.
F. Keeney announced, followed the re
fusal of the Williamson Coal Operator'
association to treat with the miners.
The men affected by the strike order
include practically all the miners In
Mingo county and almost 1,000 who
work for West Virginia corporations
with mines on the Kentucky of Tug
river and along Pond Creek, one of its
tributaries, say union officials.
These miners were recently brought
into the union, it was said today, and
last week's demands were formulated
for presentation to the operators.
A total of 1S3 miners families have
been compelled to leave company
houses since the organization of miners
began in Mingo and Pike counties, ac
cording to reports received at union
headquarters here. Tent colonies. It
was added, have been " established at
Springgs, Lick Creek and Nolan.
WASHINGTON', June 29. Black
berry cordial and wild cherry wine
were today added by the bureau of in
ternal revenue to the-list of intoxicat
ing liquors and may be sold by drug
gists in retail quantities of less than
five gallons only to persons who have
obtained permits to purchase intoxicat
ing liquor.
Instructions were issued to federal
prohibition directors today detailing a
number of preparations containing al
cohol which are held to be fit for
beverage purposes and are, therefore,
regarded as intoxicating and subject to
prohibition regulations.
Klixir of licorice came under the bu
reau's band, along with the elixir of
anise and bitter orange. Compound
spirits of juniper and myrica were
ruled intoxicating as well as compound
tincture of lavender and a number of
other pharmaceutical preparations.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 29 Freight
congestion and car shortage has com
pelled the shipping board to go into
the open market to obtain coal for the
government merchant marine, it was
said today at the board's offices. , The
result is. officials said, that bunker
coal which under contract could be
purchased for $7 a ton is costing the
shipping board as much as $18 a ton.
Coal operators, under contract to de
liver coal for bunkerinpr purposes, have
been unable to pet their shipments to
the seaboard because of the freight
congestion and car shortage.
While operation of the nation's mer
chant fleet as yet Has not been ham
pered by fuel difficulties, shipping
board officials freely admitted that a
serious situation was developing.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 29 General
Wrangel's anti-bolshcviki troops in
southern Russia now control approxi
mately 22,000 square miles of rich agri
cultural land with heavy stores of
grain, according to reprts today to th
state department. The fighting be
tween General Wrangel's forces and
the holsheviki is reported as severe at
times with the former showing con
siderable spirit an confidence.
Southern Russia advices received by
the department indicate that clothing,
shoes and medicine are most needed
by the people in the territory controlled
by General Wrangel's armies.
LONDON', lino 29. Sir Herbert
Samuel intends to signalize his as
sumption of the high commissionersiiip
of Palestine by proclaiming amnesty
for all persons convicted of rioting in
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adjourned to resume at 11
Reed "Ruthlessly" Denied Seat
What the second session lacked in
the dramatic fire of the opening day
it made up in the smoothly working
control which administration support
ers exercised. Anti-Wilson contests,
such as that of Senator Reed of Miss
ouri for a place . on the floor, were
swept away with ruthless but good
natured haste.
Even the "booea" and hisses which
greeted mention of Senator Reed's
nam had a tone of humorous ridicule.
The announcement of "unanimous
vote" delivered by the chairman against
a feeble chorus of "noes" here and
there never failed to bring cheers and
laughter from the delegates.
The great auditorium was filled with
even a greater crowd today than yes
terday. There was no vacant Feat in
the impressive sweep of the galleries
rising: steeply in walls of faces on three
sides on the floor. Long before the
day's business could proceed the hub
bub of conversation rumbled and
mumbled a steady undertone to the
music of band and pipe organ. Boom
ers for Attorney General Palmer or
Governor Cox took lively, If impromptu
part in the entertainment features.
Senator Robinson had a little diffi
culty keeping the machine going at the
pace Mr. Cummings had set. There
was a little confusion on parliamentary
procedure at times, and once Mr. Cum
mings Intervened to straighten out a
resolution to perfect the colonel's plans
to give women full and equal repre
sentation on the national committee.
The committee women already have
been elected by many delegations.
The delegations were still of a mind
for more pounding- of the Republican
party and the Chicago platform when
Senator Robinson delivered his speech
as permanent chairman. He woke
them to uproarous approval when ha
shouted that he made no "apology for
article 10" of the league covenant. To
the accompaniment of applause, ha
lambasted the senate under Republican
leadership for procrastination in deal
ing with the treaty and for its rules
that a senator could talk to ruch an
extent on any subject that "nobody
but God can stop hm."
Shouts Disapproval of Senate Acts
The chairman had potten the con
vention up to a good pjtch by that
stage and with perspiration rolling
down his face from the effort to drive
his words to the farthest corners of
the big building, he leaned down over
the roped speakers stand.
"It is to the Ehame of the senate,"
he shouted, "that it took a greater time
to defeat the treaty than the army and
navy took to win the war."
The delegates leaped to their feet
cheering. It was a minute before he
e.ld be heard again, shouting:
"And they left the treaty right where
it was when the president brought it
back from Paris."
Failure of the president to take with
him to the peace conference members
of the senate had rankled 1n some
senatorial hearts. Senator Robinson
continued, but he added that if the
president had done so and the sena
tors had "shown no more intelligent
at the conference in drafting the treaty
than they have shown in Hm consid
eration then God bless Woodrow Wil
son for leaving them at home."
Again the delegates clamored their
Mr. Cummings, in putting through a
resolution congratulating Governor
Roberts of Tennessee for having called
a special legislative session to deal
with the suffrage amendment, got
cheers when he declared it unanimous
in the face of a mutter of negative
votes, coming mostly from the vicinity
of the Georgia and other southern
Predicts Democratic Landslide
"American women are for peace and
against war," Senator Robinson told
the convention, "and thev'll yoto that
WASHINGTON. June "0 Arrest
of three employes of the bureau of
war ri'sk insurance on a charge of
conspiracy to defraud former ser
vice men of compensation resulting
from disabilities, was nnnnirneed i
day by the Serotary of the Treasury
Houston. The names of those ar
rested were not made public.
The three employes were said by
Mr. Houston to have advised ser
vice men on presentation of their
claims that they weie entitled to
only $200 or $300 compensation and
later to have agreed to obtain ad
ditional compensation on promise to
divide the increased amount. In all
cases, the service men could have
obtained the larger amount with
out assistance, the secretary said.

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