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DEPENDENT PROGRESS3VE JOURNAL
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR
16 PAGES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1920
16 PAGES
VOL. XXXI., NO. 66
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DEMOCRATS REJECT "SLIGHTLY MOIST" PLANK
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PLATFORM
CONVENTION
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Night Session Brings Little Action and
Delegates Take to Beds With Promises
of Platform On x
McAdoo Combine Agree On Cox, Tempo
rarily republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2. (Bulletin) The plat
form committee of the Democratic national convention
completed its labors at 12:15 this morning with the de
cisive defeat of both wet and dry planks. The committee
draft of the platform which will be submitted to the con
vention tomorrow contains no mention of the prohibition
enforcement issues.
After the enforcement voted 30 to 12 against all
planks offered which attempted to write a declaration in
regard to the enforcement of the Volstead act, William J.
Bryan, field marshal of the dry adherents, announced that
he would carry his fight for a bone-dry declaration to the
convention floor.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1. Shortly after 11 o'clock
the platform committee voted S9 to 11 to reject a light
wines and beer plank. W. J. Bryan had not talked on
his bone dry plank up to that time. -
The action narrowed the fight down to two points,
whether the platform would contain a provision for rigid
enforcement or remain silent entirely on the prohibition
question.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1. After a
futile night session given over princi
pally to waiting- for. the wet and dry
fight to come off. the Democratic na
tional convention finally found the
platform committee unable to report
and without prospects of making a re
port before morning, it adjourned at
10:25 o'clock until 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning.
While the convention marked time,
down in the big1 hall, tucked away in
one corner of the big building, the plat
form committee continued its effort to
harmonize its report. After practically
closing up the question once, the com-
TTittf. rinified to give nnara J.
Bryan another opportunity to present
a prohibition plank. Apparently Mr.
Bryan made such headway with his
arguments that the committee, which
It was once thought would Boon make
it renort. with a majority determina
tion to leave the prohibition issue out
of the document, found itself unable
to make report at all.
Permanent Chairman Robinson had a
conference with Senator Glass of the
resolutions committee and It was
finally announced that there was little
prospect of the committee being ready
to make its report before tomorrow
morning.
Crowd Yells For Bryan
Amid yens of disappointment from
a record-breaking crowd which called
for "Bryan, Bryan, Bryan," and "we
want to hear Bryan," the coiwontion
adjourned until tomorrow morning. The
prospects were said to be that the res
olutions committee would work all
nigbt.
At 7:40 o'clock the p'atform com
mittee, which was to have made its
report to the convention at eight, re
cessed for an hour just as it was start
ing on the prohibition plank. The
action precluded any report to the
convention at the hour expected.
In anticipation of the prohibition
fight, the convention hall was packed
at the appointed hour. The delegates
were ready and the last tiers of the
rallerles up under the edges of the root
were as full ua they could be. The
band, the organ and the singers enter
tained the crod.
i.vip.nd8 of William Jennings Bryan,
recalling threats of bodily harm made
upon him at Baltimore in 1912, had ar
ranged to be prepared to defend their j
champion in case he should be im
Ierilled in the heat -of the battle of the
wets and drys. They had favorable
points about the speaker's .stand and
on the floor waiting for the possible de
velopments they hoped would not
come. , . .
5000 Fail Admission
Although the big auditorium was
packed to the doors and roofs, fully
6000 persons with tickets of admission
were on the outside and unab'.e to get
in. At 8:85 o'clock Chairman Robinson
wanted to make an announcement, but
the band prevented it by breaking into
-The Sidewalks of New York."
At 8-40 the chairman finally pot or
der and directed that the aisles be
fifsrcd
As usual the proceedings started
with prayer and the singing of the
"Star Spangled Banner."
At 8: CO the platform committee re
ported "it was still not ready.
On motion of Delegate Linebaugh,
the convention went into a temporary
rece;8 while the state delegations cau
uied to name their national commit
teemen and national committee women.
,.r them already have been se-
i .. ,i their announcement i" that
fashion was principally a time killing
proposition while the platform com
mittee continued to work.
Ati.McAdoos Center on Cox
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AFT CAUSES
ADJOURNMENT
Reconvening Anti-
14 CANDIDATES
ENTER ME FDR
THE NOMINATION
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, July l.-On
brief session early today brought the
Democratic national convention to the
end of the tedious business of bearing
nominating speeches.
With John W. Davis, ambassador to
Great Britain; Senator Glass of Vir
ginia, Senator Simmons of North Car
olina and Francis Burton Harrison,
governor general of the Philippines,
added to the list of those formally pre-J
sented, the convention at the end of
its midday session found Itself run out
of business. 1
On motion of Wilbur W. Marsh, a
delegate from Iowa and treasurer of
the national committee, an attempt
was made to suspend the rules which
required the platform to be adopted
prior to balloting and go ahead with
the voting for a nominee.
Such a suspension of the rules re
quired a two-thirds vote of the dele
gates and it was quickly apparent from
the shouts of disapproval coming from
all corners of the hall that the prevail
ing wish was to dispose of the platform
before proceeding to balloting.
Mr. Marsh therefore withdrew his
motion and the convention recessed
until 8 o'clock, while the platform com
mittee continued to labor.
The movement to perfect a combina
tion against McAdoo still waa going on
when the convention went into the
night session, but consideration of the
candidates was still obscured in some
measure by the platform fight and
the question of whether William J.
Bryan was going to win or lose on his
prohibition plank.
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ARREST BANKER WHEN
THREATENED BY MOB
CHICAGO, July 1. Police took
Samuel Alport, proprietor of the North
western International State bank, into
custody today following threats by a
crowd of neighbors. They alleged that
about $6,000 was entrusted to Alport.
who returned from Europe today. The
money was for friends and relatives In
Russia and Poland. The money was
not received by the consignees, they
said.
"I have traced a number of letters
sent to Russia and found that they
reached the Russian ports but all trace
of them has been lost after that," Al
port said. "The unsettled condition in
the country is the caule. There is no
guarantee that a missive will be de
livered from an organized government.
ba.cn city nas a separate ruler and a
separate government."
CanadiaPrTer
Quits Public Life
f Republics" A. P. Leased Wire
OTTAWA, July 1 Sir Robert Bor
den, premier of Canada, definitely an
nounced his retirement from public
life at a general caucus of unionists
here tonight and his decision was re -retftflly
accepted by the caucus. No
definite appointment of a successor
has been made.
rue. caucus aiso aeciaca to iorm a
new party under the name of the Na
tional Liberal and Conservative party.
Although Sir Robert lias been in fail
ing health for several months, there
was a strong general desire for him to
retain his post.
Combination To
Defeat McAdoo
Fails Momentum
WM.J,
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1. The at
tempt at a combination against the
nomination of William G. McAdoo was
still being carried on when the conven
tion went into its night session, but it
still was without any definite results.
Lack of headway was ascribed to the
absence of central control and to the
feeling among many of those impor
tuned to join that it was really directed
against President Wilson rather than
wholly a movement against McAdoo,
That feeling, its managers agreed, was
its weakness.
Another real difficulty was that
many of the supporters of candidates
having enthusiastic figures, chiefly
Palmer and Cox, argued that they
should not be asked to desert their
candidates until it had been developed
whether they can gain strength. In
these camps were scattering delegates
who preferred McAdoo to any dark
horse. The promoters of the attempted
combination against McAdoo were
proceeding desultory and one after an
other they continued to bring forward
such names as former Speaker Clark,
Vice President Marshall, Homer Cum
mlngs, Bainbrldge Colby and even Wil
liam J. Bryan.
Clearly and admittedly there was no
name about which they could rally.
The Cox and Palmer leaders laughed
at the idea of "swapping off at so
early a stage and asserted it had not
been demonstrated that Mr. McAdoo
commanded a place in the running to
cause them to fear him it
was with them plainly a case of wait
ing to be shown.
Claim 276 Votes For Palmer
While the real leaders were dealing
with the platform question, those who
for one reason or another opposed Mc
Adoo, Palmer and Cox. kept up their
informal conferences. Many contended
that a few ballots would easily show
the impossibility of nominating either
Palmer or Cox and the bitterest ad
ministration opponents warned delay
in effecting a program might bring
them to the issue at a time too late
to defeat McAdoo. Delegates without
pronounced convictions embarrassed
these leaders by demanding to know
why it was that a combination was
necessary, in many instances tnis
forced the admission that the principal
argument why they thought Mr. Mc
Adoo should not be nominated was
that he was the son-in-law of the pres
ident
The administration clearly was In
control of the convention and this ex
planation was unpopular in many
quarters on that account.
All factions have been canvassing
the state delegations to determine the
actual strength for each of the lead
ing candidates. The returns do not
agree but the nearest approach to an
impartial estimate obtainable showed
that on the first ballot the strength oi
Palmer would be about 276, with Mc
Adoo following with 247 and Cox in
third place with 160. This left 411
delegates scattered among the other 11
candidates placed in nomination.
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Sues Brother For
$300,000 To Cover
10-Year Services
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, July 1. A suit to recover
$300,000 from John F. Jelke, head of an
oleomargarine manufacturing company,
for legal services alleged to have been
rendered him prior to and during his
trial on charges of defrauding the gov
ernment out of $250,000 in taxes on
oleomargarine, was filed in the United
States district court today by Ferdi-
nande Jelke, Jr. a brother.
According to the suit, the plaintiff
spent 10 years working for the interests
of his brother and he valued his serv
ices at $30,000 a year.
Jelke was found guilty by a grand
jury before Federal Judge Landis and
sentenced to two years in the peniten
tiary. The case was carried to the
United States supreme court, which
affirmed the sentence of Judge Landis.
The sentence was stayed several times
and finally, about six weeks ago, Pres
ident Wilson gave Jelke an uncondi
tional pardon.
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Says Dead Turfman
Was Member of Big
N. Y. "Whisky Ring"
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, July 1. James H.
Shevlin, supervising prohibition en
forcement officer, announced tonight
he had obtained information that Jo
seph B. Elwell, turfman and whist ex
pert, shot to death in his home here
June 11, had been engaged in the pur
chase of large quantities of liquor for
speculative purposes shortly before his
death.
Elwell, according to Mr. Shevlin,
was a member of a "whisky ring,"
which included several prominent
business men and sporting associates
of the slain surfman. His information.
Mr. Shevlin said, showed that this
"ring'' had made plans for a large
profit through the sale of liquor in this
city and at Saratoga durinjj July and
August.
"Although we have obtained no evi
dence as yet to support the theory
that these transactions led to his mur
der," said Mr. Shevlin, "we are WJigAfaVT
such information."
KEEP HANDS OFF
U. S. SHIPPING IS
BENSON WARNING
Foreign Interests Warned
Against Interfering with
Merchant Marine; Expan
sion Contemplated as Pro
vided by Jones Shipping
Act
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON? July 1 Warning
foreign interests not to attempt to In
terfere with the development of the
American merchant marine. Chairman
Benson of the shipping: board declared
today that the board was determined
to build up an American merchant ma
rine as contemplated by the Jones
shipping act, despite the propaganda
by such interests to defeat the law.
Admiral Benson s warning was
founded in a talk to representatives
of Pacific coast chambers of commerce
and shipping bodies and American rail
way representatives which have been
disturbed by threats to divert trade
from points on the Pacific coast be
cause of the section of the merchant
marine act permitting a preferential
rate over foreign carriers within the
United States on merchandise moving
in export and Import in American
vessels.
Protection Promised
Such a threat, the chairman said,
"is uftlle and idle."
"If such a threat is sincere and the
attempt is made to so divert the busi
ness," Admiral Benson continued, "the
shipping board will allocate American
ships to move the business. The ship
ping board and the interstate com
merce commission will follow this ac
tion by other steps whlcfc would fur
ther protect the interests of the United
States against such foreign efforts to
defeat the purpose of the merchant
marine act.
"Nothing could more surely brLo?
about the enforcement of this section
of the law than adoption by foreign
carriers of their threat to divert busi
ness from American ports,
"As this section is to be used only
where there Is an ample American ton
nage to handle the export and import
commerce to any particular port in a
foreign country or a possession of the
United States, we cannot conceive
how any one who has studied this law
can assume that the shipping board
would make any general application of
this section. There will certainly be
no enforcement of the provision with
out concurrent action which will fully
protect all American interests."
May Invoke Preferential Rates
Admiral Benson said that In the
trans-Pacific trade at this time there
seemed to have been specific and suc
cessful efforts to prevent American
vessels from securing return cargoes
at certain points while ships of other
nations have come with full loads. Ap
plication of the section of the mer
chant marine act prescribing prefer
ential rates might be Invoked, he said,
to require equal consideration In car
goes from such discriminating ports
for United States vessels, owned either
by private citizens or by the shipping
board.
YOUNG TURKS REJOICE
AT REPORTED VICTORY
OVER INVADING FORCE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 1. (By
the Associated Press) There is great
exultation among the Turks in Con
stantinople because of the alleged vic
tory of the nationalists over the
Greeks in the vicinity of Pergama,
where Mustapha Kemal Pasha's forces
are reported to have outflanked the
Greeks and to be moving northward
toward Panderma (60 miles southwest
of Constantinople on the Sea of Mar
mora), taking several thousand pris
oners. There has been no official Greek
communique for two days, and the
Turkish papers are not permitted to
print news unfavorable to the Greeks,
but the Turks generally credit the re
ports of Mustapha Kemal's success.
Name Committee to
Solve Car Shortage
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, July 1. An advisory
committee of nine railway executives
was authorized to deal with transpor
tation emergencies through co-operative
action on the part of all the rail
roads at a meeting here today of the
Association of Railway Executives.
This committee will co-operate, it
was announced, with the interstate
commerce commission and will advise
concerning matters brought to its at
tention "from any proper source."
Subordinate to this committee there
will be local committees .of executives
at leading railroad centers, such as
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chi
cago, SL Louis and Atlanta.
PARACHUTE JUMPER
FALLS 4,400 FEET
TO INSTANT DEATH
CASPER, Wyo., July 1. Frank
Hanson, a parachute jumper,
jumped 4,400 feet to his death from
an airplane here today when a de
fective snap on his harness released
him from his parachute.
A large crowd was given a thrill
as Aviator Bert Cole attempted to
dive his plane beneath the man and
break his falL Cole mfssed him-
Decker Attack
On Daniels To
Bring Action
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 1. Action
probably will be taken by the navy
department within 24 hours in the
matter of Rear Admiral Eenton C.
Decker's recent attack on Secre
tary Daniels and Assistant Secre
tary Roosevelt, it was said today
by Acting Secretary of the Navy
Coontz.
Admiral Coontz declined to indi
cate what action he expected to
take, but said '-he matter had been
referred to Secretary Daniels, who
is attending the Democratic na
tional convention at San Francisco.
llT. LAWMAKERS
EETFDR
SUFFRAGE VOTE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. July 1 Governor
Clement of Vermont, after a conference
here tonight with Senator Harding the
Republican presidential nominee, in
dicated that he would immediately call
the Vermont legislature in special ses
sion to act on the federal suffrage
amendment.
The Vermont governor, while not
stating definitely his course in the
suffrage matter, was quoted in a state
ment from Senator Harding's office as
saying that he "frankly confessed there
was a preponderance of Republican
advice In favor of a special session
called to consider ratification."
Statements wero issued by both
Senator Harding and Governor Clem
ent regarding the conference which
took place at the former's home. There
was no statement by either as to
whether the governor came to Wash
ington at the invitation of the Repub
lican candidate or on his own volition.
Harding Favors Franchise Reform
Senator Harding had the following
to say regarding the conference:
"It gave me an opportunity to say
to Governor Clement that I. was deeply
interested in the final disposition of
the question of ratification and I told
the governor franitly that if my ad
vice were wanted, I wouli be glad to
see Vermont Republicans close up the
great franchise reform. The wume
throughout the nation are deeply In
terested In the national campaign and
the ratification must be closed soon if
they are universally to participate in
the federal election. I would be rati
fied, of course, to have Republican Ver
mont close the gap, but Governor
Clement understands I was not tress
passing on his authority In giving him
such an opinion in the course of our
conference."
Governor Clement In his statement
said:
"I have been calling on Senator
Harding, and we discussed the state
of the union agreeably, you can be
sure, and we discussed suffrage rati
fication by Vermont. Our state Re-
puoucan cunvenuuu asueu ui iu can
the extra session.
"Chairman Hays has urged it on
behalf of the national convention.
Naturally I wanted Senator Harding's
views and he suggested an early call.
My reluctance is due to feeling that
Vermont prefers to change the funda
mental laws very deliberately. We
can only change pur state constitu
tion by one direct appeal to the peo
ple and the favorable action of two
legislatures. We are reluctant, there
fore, to ratify before a legislature which
was elected at a time when suffrage
was not an issue."
Immediately after the conference,
which lasted until near midnight,
Governor Clement left for New York.
He will reach the Vermont capital
early next week.
Florida Lawmakers
Favor Special Meet
Suffragists Claim
' Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 1. The Na
tional Woman's party, In a statement
tonight, declared that sentiment favor
ing a special session of the Florida
legislature to act on the federal suf
frage amendment was indicated in re
plies of legislators to a test poll being
taken by the woman's party.
The Florida state constitution, like
that of Tennessee, contains a provi
sion prohibiting a legislature from act
ing on a federal constitutional amend
ment unless elected after the amend
ment had been submitted to the state.
Solicitor General Frierson. in a re
cent opinion, held that the Tennessee
provision had been invalidated by tho
decision of the supreme court in the
Ohio referendum case.
"IRISH PARLIAMENT"
HOLDS SECRET MEET
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DUBLIN, July 1. It became known
today that the "Irish parliament" was
in secret session here Tuesday and
Wednesday and that decrees were
passed authorizing the establishment
of courts of justice and equity and
courts of criminal jurisdiction. A na
tional land commission was appointed.
Another decree provides for the pro
tection of persons occupying land
against vexatious claims.
It was claimed that the million dol
lar International loan had been over
subscribed by J"50,000 when the loan
closed.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING KILLED
OMAHA, Neb., July 1. Lightning
killed John Benson, 19, as he was stand
ing in a bam near Crescent, Iowa, and
injured a number of workmen in Omaha
today during a heavy wind and elec
trical storm in this vicinity. Fremont,
Nebraska, reported heavy damage to
crops.
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FIVE MEASURES ARE FILED
WITH SECRETARY OF STATE
FOR
NOVEMBER ELECTION
With Margin of Only Two Hours, Petitions for State
Highway Commission Are Completed and Filed
Big Spurt on Last Day Brings Victory Out of Appa
rent Defeat Measure to Increase State Bonded
Indebtedness Is Abandoned Paradise Valley Irriga
tion Bill Fails as Does the Bill to Double the School
Tax Levy
At 10 o'clock last night, within two hours of ;the
expiration of the time when petitions for initiative or re
ferred measures, to insure their appearance on the official
ballot to be voted for by the people at the November
election, could be filed, the follwing measures were found
to have gained place :
State highway commission bill.
Bill making important amendments to the game law.
Soldiers' Sailors and Marines' civil service bill.
Bill increasing the salaries of teachers and many
county and state officials.
County division bill.
II. S. ADVISORS WILL
COIER ON PROBLEM
OF HI REPARAT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BRUSSELS. July 1. The United
States will be informally represented
here tomorrow at the meeting of the
travelling peace conference which, after
having sat in the three other countries
most affected by the war, will assem
ble here In the Palais des Academies.
W. C. Boyden of Chicago and Colonel
James A. Logan, the American unoffi
cial members, will come along with the
reparations commission, which will sit
at the same time as the supreme
council.
The Americans will give advice re
garding financial problems particularly
concerning reparations to be paid by
Germany, which are to be settled be
fore the allied conference with the
Germans at Spa.
M. Delacroix, the Belgian premier,
will preside over tbe conference. David
Lloyd George, the British premier, will
be assisted by a party of expert and
aides numbering 140; M. Millerand the
French premier, and Marshal Foch by a
party of B0; Viscount Chinda of Japan
by 12 and Count Sforza, the Italian
foreign minister, by ten.
American Arrive
LONDON, July 1. A dispatch to the
London Times from Brussels describ
ing the allied missions for tomorrow's
conference, announced the arrival of a
"small unofticial American delegation
of technical experts."
French Officials Leave For Conference
PARIS, July 1. The French delega
tion to the inter-allied conference be
ginning tomorrow at Brussels, preced
ing the Spa conference with the Ger
mans, left for Brussels on a special
train this afternoon. The delegation
comprised Premier Millerand, Marshal
Foch, Finance Minister Francois
Marsal, Yves le TrocqueV, minister of
public works, Louis Dubois, president
of the reparations commission. General
Weygand and Rear Admiral Levavas
seur. Count Sforza. Italian foreign min
ister, also traveled on this train.
A message from Berlin today said
the German delegation, which was to
leave for Spa Saturday evening, would
comprise Chancellor Fehrenbach, For
eign Minister von Simons, Minister of
Finance Wirth, Minister of Economics
Scholz and Minister of Food Hermes.
With them will be more than two score
others, including technical advisers and
financial experts.
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Mines Continue In
eration Despite
Strike of Miners
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WILLIAMSON. W. Va., July 1 Al
though miners were reported leaving
Mingo county. West Virginia, and
Pike county. Kentucky, coal fields in
large numbers today, in compliance
with the strike order issued by offi
cials of District No. 17, United Mine
Workers, effective last midnight, sev
eral mines in Mingo county continued
in operation.
Apart from four mines in the Ken
tucky fields, reported operating, opera
tors made no attempt to open their
mines today, it was said.
Operators here said today that not
more than 1,500 miners are actually
involved in that portion of the district
covered by the strike order, and that
not more than five per cent have
joined the union. District officials
claim, however, that 6.000 miners are
affected and that they virtually are all
organized.
Quiet prevailed throughout the Min
KO county coal fields today and no
trouble was reported from the Ken
tucky fields.
TYPESETTERS STRIKE
DUBLIN. July 1. The Typogra
phers' union called out its members
tonight in consequence of the news
papers refusing to accept a union ad
vertisement. No newspapers will bo
able to publish Friday moraine.
1
Two More Measures Win
There will also be on the ballot two '
measures, proposing constitutional
amendments referred by the legisla
ture. One of these alters the constitu
tion with respect to the eligibility fy
members of the legislature fw other
elective offices by providing that mem
bers may be elegible for election to
offices after the term of their legisla
tive service, though such offices were
created by the- legislature during the
term of their service or the emoluments
of which were Increased during such
term. This amendment wa suggested
by the question which arose in the
candidacy of Senator Colter for rov- .
ernor. Under the present constitution,
he would not have been eligible to that
office though the term of it would nof
have begun until after the expiration
of Wis term as a member of the legls
lature.
The other amendment changes the
constitution with respect to the place
of candidates for the tax commission
on the official ballot. Under the cnn
stitution now there is a pleasant fiction
that the office of tax commissioner H
non-partisan. The amendment would
put the candidates under party desig
nations. What is known as the paradise Val
ley irrigation bill failed of filing, hut
It wa reported last right that the pro
posed constitutional amendment to per
mit the state to finance irrigation en
terprises had received the required
number of signatures and that the pe
tition would be presented before mid
night. Another bill doubling' the school la
levy also failed.
Hard Work Wins
The petition for the bill creating a
State highway commission was filed
at 10 o'clock with 6.423 names, 1.029
more than were required. The circu
lation of this petition had been allowed
to drag along, with the resu't that on
Wednesday morning only 3.800 names
had been compiled at the chamber of
commerce. There was a sudden spurt
that day under the spur of necessity.
Put the greatest addition whs made
yesterday when probably 2,000 names
were added. Nine counties are repre
sentee in the petition. Petitions wer
also on the way from Gila county and
from Pinal and were expected to be
received before midnight. There was
also a petition on the way from Arling
ton. Assistant Secretary of Stat!
McGill was waiting up to receive
them.
With a little effort the constitutional
amendment lor raising the limit of the
state's bonded indebtedness could have
been completed, but it was believed on
Wednesday morning that it would not
be possible in two days to secure all
of the more than 8,000 names required
for constitutional amendment petitions.
The time was too short. The circula
tion of that petition was then ahan
doned. This petition, though, had at
that time about the same number of
names and nearly the identical names
of the state highway commission bill,
for they had generally been circulated
together and were regarded as com
panion piecer.
Other Petitions May Be Filed Late
The petition for increases of salaries
led the list with more than 9,000 names,
and others were said to be on the way.
The next highest was the petition for
the civil service bill with 8.S34 names,
and the third, the county division bill,
with 8,125 names.
This bill bad its origin in Miami, the
chief object of it being to secure a di
vision of Gila county, an effort to ef
fect wheh failed in the legislature after
a bitter fight.
Another measure which will find its
way on the official ballot is an amend
ment to the law relating to trial on
information, over which there was a
spirited contest in the legislature, re
suiting i.i its passage. The referendum
was invoiu c! against it.
o
FIXES AUGUST 9TH
AS DATE FOR EXTRA
LEGISLATIVE MEET
Republican A. P. Leased WlreJ
WASHINGTON, July 1. Governor
Roberts of Tennessee, in a telegram
received tonight by the National Wom
an's party, declared that he -would call
a special session of the legislature or
his state to meet August for ttie pur
pose of acting on the federal suffrag.
amendment. The governor's tfdegram was 'the
first announcement fri-m him of the
date of the special session, although I,
had ben stated several days ago at
the capital in Nashville that August 0
had been decided on.
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