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VOL 2G, NO- 16'
How the Timid Boy Grew Into
Fearless Journalist' and One of
America's Leading Statesmen
While reading the following, you
would think it was written by a good
democrat for a red-hot democratic
paper. But it was written by Boy
den R. Sparks, who may or may not
be a democrat, for the New York
Tribune, the most staunch republican
paper in the United States.
When Jimmie Cox was a small boy
running barefoot- on his father's
farm in Jacksonburg, Ohio, other
youngsters less imaginative used to
point scornful index fingers in the
direction of his tow head and shout,
"fraidy cat" Little Jimmie was
afraid of the dark.
It seems trivial now, but it was
tragic for that country. , lad. The
taunts hurt his pride far more than
any stone bruise hurt his feet., Final
ly, because of this ridicule, he steel
ed himself to overcome his fear of
the dark, and in succeeding apparent
ly developed an immunity against all
fears.'' -y - ; ;:7;-'
Overcame His Fears
Nowadays, when Jimmie Cox is
master of a fortune that is estimated
to exceed $5,000,000, owns and edit3
two newspapers, has been elected
governor of Ohio three times and is
the democratic nominee for the
presidency, the men who work for
him and his other friends like to at
tribute hia success to his fearlessness.
Dayton, Ohio, where the cash reg
isters are made and the Wright
brothers first envisioned the - aero
plane, was a boss-ridden town when
Jimmy Cox came to town; and. bought
the moribund "News" with its boiler
plate columns and feeble circulation.
That was in 1898. Immediately he
started in to provide the , people of
Dayton with a paper with a vigorous
news policy. " . .
"Doc" Lowes was the political boss
of Dayton and "Doc" "proved to be a
splendid grindstone for young Cox,
then, twenty-eight years of age, to
sharpen his circulation on. The mu
nicipal government reeked with graft.
' The . News" exposed this situation
beneath headlines that showed a total
disregard for the nrice of nrintini?
ink. , ' I , ; . .
Frequently when Publisher Cox,
who was also Manainc Editor Cox
and Telegraph Editor Cox and Re
porter Cox and Advertising Solicitor
Cox, appeared at his office therev
would be a delegation waiting for
him, heavy-handed friends of "Doc"
Lowes. If Jimmie couldn't whip them
hi bluffed them.
The Last Rough Stuff
About the last of these experiences
occurred when he had just acquired a
private office, half frosted glass and
half matchboard partition. Jimmie
was very proud of that office, and on
the first day it was ready to be used
he arrived at the News to find a
thick-shouldered, scowling rough neck
waiting "to see" Mr. Cox. It was a
henchman of "Doc" Lowes. "
Jimmie led the way into his pri
vate office. Some of the old em
ployes of the News say that as the
visitor followed him into the sanctum
they saw him spit on his hands.
The door closed on them; the em
ployees waited nervously. Then, tho'
no words had been spoken, the News
staff heard the scuffle of, feet and a
chair overturned. There was a crash
of glass ar d a splintering of wood.
The rough neck was catapulted thru
a wall of the private office and lighted
on the back of his neck four steps
from the bottom of the narrow flight
that led up from the street He didn't
return, but the private office was pri
vate no longer. It was just wreck
age. Father a Republican
Cox hadn't learned how to run a
newspaper in a day or a week. His
ability had a background. "" Neither
had he acquired the tough muscles
with which he bounced the friend of
"Doc" Lowes without hard work.
To begin, James Middleton Cox
was born March 31, 1870, on a small
farm. near Jacksonburg, Butler coun
ty, Ohio. His father was Gilbert Cox,
a farmer who voted or Lincoln and
his republican successors, and his
mother was Elizabeth Andrews Cox.
Jimmie was the youngest of seven
children, and, while he was still a
tipy chap, the country gossips were
given plenty to talk about in a suit
for divorce filed at the county seat by j
"Gib" Cox, Little Jimmie's mother
Went away from the farm. His oldest
sister, now Mrs. John Q. Baker, wife
of the postmaster of Middletown,
Ohio, went with hem. She is Jimmie's
favorite today. ,
The other children were William,
who now conducts a small candy, to
bacco and soft drink shop in Dayton;
Mary Catherine, now Mrs. William
F.&spcofF, wife of a Dayton painter of
buggies and automobiles; John Cox,
who works in the Dayton gas office;
Charles Cox, who works for a Detroit
automobile concern, and one other
brother, who is employed on the
News. '
1 Jimmie was little more than a baby
when the family was broken up. When
he wa3 six years old "Gib" Cox mar
ried1 again, a widow, Mrs. Caroline
Ilartin, whose school teacher. husband
Y.sd died, leaving her with three chil
dren. The tvo broods of youngsters
grew up together, and little Jimmie
grew fond of his father's wife;
She said of him a day or two ago;
m C ainA - . " i
in my heart for Jimmie and-hevhas
been just as good as he could be to his
father and me. Seems - strange that
he is going to be president. When
he was quite a young boy fee was a
republican, but he switched over in a
hurry. He'd argue with any one
about politics and hold up his - efiA,
too, when he was quite small. Had
to scold him for it sometimes, because
it seemed like he was sassin' his
' Always a' Student
"He was always a-studying, wheth
er you wanted him to or not. lie just
wouldn't idle. Mr. Cox "is so frail
now we can't go around much, but
Jimmie comes over to see us when
ever he can. After he had gone thru
the little school tit Jacksonville he
went over to Amanda, ;' where his
brother-in-law, John Q. Baker, was in
charge of the schools,
"When -he was eighteen they all
moved to Middletown, where Mr. Ba
ker had something to do with 'The
Signal and Jimmie, after teaching
school for a while, went to work
there." .
It was a country school at Amanda
that Jimmie attended and he . was
graduated when he was sixteen and
then was offered a position as a dis
trict school teacher. He accepted with
a certain amount of trepidation, due
in part to the necessity of disciplin
ing the strong farm lads who were
among his pupils and also because he
was distressingly sure that some of
the big girls and boys in his class
would know more than he did.
"I had to study every lesson over
and over at home before I dared give
it to the class," he once confessed.
"Often it was as new to ; me and as
unintelligible as it was to the pupils."
During one of his school vacations
he had worked as printer's "devil" on
"The Middletown I Signal," a weekly
paper. Middletown is not far from
Amanda. Mostly he had cleaned ink
rollers and type, but occasionally he
had been t allowed to prepare an
"item," and the virus got into his
blood .He; wanted to be , a real re
porter, V ".Vvi.:.':'-.:;
.Then ' his brother-in-law V acquired
"The Signal," and Jimmie left the
school and went to work as city editor,-
reporter, . make-up man and cir
culation manager of the paper. Re
cently he displayed - a yellowed copy
of one of these old "Signals" and with
twinkling eyes pointed out a column
he had "Written about the people of
Middletown. This is a sample:
ti- "Mrs. Street, the charming -wife of
our up-to-date grocer, Mr. John
Street, accompanied by her beautiful
and winsome daughter, Miss Helen
Street, spent today in i-Cincinnati.
Mrs.; Street made the trip to - the
Queen City on the 7:18 train and will
return on the 6:02. Mrs. Street wore
a gray tarveilng suit, while , Miss
Helen looked stunning in a dark blue
gown." . . :
.-''I What a Wreck Did
Jimmie was growing ; restless on
"The Signal" when one night a train
was wrecked just outside of Middle-
towr. Jimmie telegraphed the "story
to "The Cincinnati Enquirer." Sev
eral persons had been killed in the
wreck, but this simply proved anew
the old adage that 'tis an ill wind that
blows nobody good. ! Jimmie received
an offer from the Enquirer to come
to Cincinnati and work probably be
cause it was believed that he would
come cheaply. He did too, and a few
mouths later he was the railroad edi
tor, which meant that he made the
rounds of the railroad offices every
day and gleaned some copy and more
experience. They counted him a good
reporter in Cincinnati before he had
been there very long- r
Incidentally, it was not so long be
fore that the rival paper, "The Cin
cinnati- Commercial Gazette," had
numbered among its cubs a husky
ycuth just out of ; college who an
swered to the name, of Bill Taft. And
about the same time up in Marion,
Ohio, one Warren Gamaliel Harding,
a gawky youth, was struggling to
make a living out of "The, Marion
Jimmie was fired from the En
quirer because of a story he wrote.
It was one of the luckiest things thai
ever happened to him. He went back
to Middletown with less than $5 in
his pocket' and sought out Paul Sorg,
who had grown rich through his to
bacco fields and wanted to represent
his district in Congress,
Jimmie's father, "Gib" Cox, now
eighty-six years old and a resident of
Camden, Ohio, a town of 1800 people
about twenty miles from Dayton, told
a few days ago how Sorg decided that
Jimmie would tuit him as secretary,
Old "Gib" fs getting mighty feeble
and there are days when he doesn't
manage to totter down to Billy Wil
son's grocery store and talk politics
with the loungers there, but stays
heme and sits in the faded parlor and
talks to visitors about Jimmie. He is
deaf and his memory is partially
clouded sky. He says:
"I don't recollect much,"
The old man is white haired and
has a stubby white mustache and
chin beard. His days are drawing to
an end, and he spends much of his
time napping. t
"There were soma peculiar circum
stances connected with Jimmie's go
Ing to work for Paul Sorg." he said.
"While he was teaching he had a day
and night class. There was a German
boj in the night school. He was poor
and worked in a factory by day. Then
there was a holiday.- I cant remem
ber whether it was Christmas or the
fourth of July, and some of the young
fellows got to cutting up. They had
ja big time. John Oglesby, a banker,
j fired off a pistol and shot this young
w - w .w
So did about four others.
"Then the German boy's case, was
taken up and it was fixed for him to
sue for the worth of his eye. The
other side got every witness to leave
town but Jimmie. They wanted him
to take some money and leave the
county, but Jimmie said;
"No, sir, I'm going to stick to that
poor Dutchman and he did. He made
a. good wimess, recollecting every
thing' that had happened, and the
German Boy won his suit.
Why He Was Hired
"Paul Sorg heard . Jimmie testify
and he said when Jimmie came back
from Cincinnati:
" 'He made a hell of a -good wit
ness- and he'll make a hell of a good
secretary and he hired him.
"After that after thatOh, I can't
recollect nothing any more. A word
or two and I forget"
Whatever it was old "Gib" couldn't
remember, Jimmie Cox did go to work
for Representative Sorg as his sec
retary. He stayed with him until
about 1898, when he resigned, with
the friendship of Sorg and the idea
of going back ; into the newspaper
business as a publisher.
The Dayton News" was for sale.
It was owned by a banker named
Siicms, who couldn't see any advan
tage in owning a plant that cost him
money and brought him no pleasure.
Sorg assisted young Cox to finance
the deal, which didn't require a great
dear of money. W
Jimmie was married then to Mary
Harding and they had a couple of
children. With a family dependent
on him he worked furiously. ."Doc"
Lowes and his ring of politicians were
the targets of the shafts in the News,
but the objective of, Cox was circula
tion, and The News began to get it.
(Continued on Second Page)
Citra, July 12. Mrs. J, B. Borland
and daughter. Miss W. L. DuPree and
children-have gone to Daytona Beach
to spend the summer. v
Mr. E. L. Wartmann is expected
heme from Atlanta tonight. He has
been visiting his . wife and daughter.
Mrs. ; Driver and daughter, Mar-
jorie, returned last week from Day
tona Beach, where they . have been
for the past two weeks,; Miss Dorothy
wsil retur nthis week, haying gone to
Hastings with Miss Mane Gladney,
who had been her house guest at the
beach. , - - .
Mr. , Miller of Demorest, Ga., is a
visitor to Citra '
Mrs. Orr was the guets - of her
mother, Mrs. Redditt, last Friday.
Mr. Lee Douglas is visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A J. Douglas.
The Methodist Sunday school will
have a picnic at Orange Springs this
Thursday. ; V
Mrs. Wyckoff and daughter, Miss
Kathryn are spending the summer in
Georgia. ? ; - ....
Mrs. Burleson has as her guests her
son, Bruce and daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Ben Burleson of Tampa.
Mr. George Getsee of Jacksonville,
has been visiting his parents.
Mr. Williams of Lake Butler visit
ed Citra yesterday. -
Associated Press;
Asheville, July 13. Seven, prison
ers escaped from the Buncombe coun
ly jaii eariy tnis morning, sawing
their way out of the cells and drop
ping from the third story with the
aid of blankets tied together. Jerry
Dalton, convicted of double murder
and sentenced to die, was one of the
prisoners who escaped.
OCALA LODGE NO. 285. B. P. O. E.
Ocala Lodge No. . 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and four Tuesday eve
nings of each month. Visiting breth
ren always welcome. ' Lodge rooms
upstairs over Troxlers and the Book
Shop, 113 Main street.
, s C. Y. Miller, E. R.
E. J, Crook, Secretary.
What have you to sell or trade ?
Lcok it up and advertise it in th
Star. .';
llf All
MdDnii(ijlsiy9 Jiffllly 1
Many Big Bargains are still to
be had in Ladies' Ready to
Wear, Dry Goods and Millinery
The Fashion Center
Underwood Appeals to Then, to Aid
in Combat Against Partisan- ;
ship and Avarice -;
(Associated Press ) -1
Birmingham, Senator Unperwood,
addressing the veterans of tpe,1 Rain
bow Division at their reunion - here
today, declared the government had
become the football of the partisans
and the desire of the plunderers. , He
pleaded with the veterans to; become
lenders in the fight against he dan
gers which he said threaten; the "life.
of the republic.
A "sports carnival was, the feature
of today's session of the iiiambow
Division, with business
the -morning. . .V
sessions . in
Editor Star: I Tead in last weeks
Star the article written - vbyj Allan
Rodgers for some soldiers' - graves.
Also an article written some time ago
by him on the same subject.-;:'
And I suppose this is a fair, sample
of the way some men blame the gov
ernment for every, conceivable thing
from now back to "thee-quarters of a
century-" This man should be better
posted on what he is writing: abont
before he blames the governlnent to
i . .. -.
What are the facts in the f case ?
There is a fine monument ejected by
the government to the memory of
the soldiers - killed at the Dtide mas
sacre. The monument is infthe gov-
erjiment cemetery at 'St, Augustine,
There are a good many names orit;he
monument. I do not know itast . how
many, but I presume that Jthey :arw
all on that were killed at that time.
And there is no reason to think that
there are any of the soldiers bodies
left out there in the woods at .Fort
King. The government does not do
business that way. Look at the graves
of the soldiers killed near i Lookout
mountain in Tennessee, those : that
fought - on the southern side; as well
as those on the northern side. - Very
much better than our private ceme
teries around here and cared for by
the near relatives and friends of
those who have passed away from
this "lif e. r ; Jno. S. ' Wyckoff.
Citra, July 12th, 1920.
Mr. Wyckoff is mistaken. It is
more than forty miles, from Fort King
to the scene of Dade's massacre. The
soldiers killed at Fort King are buried
there yet. And Allan Rodgers is not
given to blaming his government. He
is a loyal citizen and his eldest son is
buried in France, the very first of
our Marion county boys to die there.
' ' f Associated Press)
Chicago, July 13 Marked improve
ment in the principal food crops of
the middle west has been reported in
the last few weeks, in contrast to un
favorable prospects earlier in the
season which gave rise to some alarm.
"There is no danger that, the country
will starve this year," is the com
ment that J. R. Howard, president cf
the American Farm Bureau : Federa
tion, made on reviewing the situa
President Howard reported that
the com prospect was now very fair
and that wheat was really better.
Corn production promised to be a lit
tle under normal, but it was well cul
tivated and clean and would turn out
with good weather in July and Au
gust.' ' ' .
While the wheat : crop would not
be normal, the crop ' condition was
very fair. As against a lighter acre
age there was a heavy carry over. Mr.
Howard estimate dthat 30, per cent
of last year's wheat remained on
Kansas farms today. In Kansas and
Oklahoma a better wheat crop than
last year is expected.
666 has more imitations than any
other Chill and Fever Tonic on the
market, but no one wants imitations
in medicine. They are dangerous, to
airy Sale
At Tientsin and Their .Crews Will
Take Part in "Persuading" Chi
. nese to be Orderly
(Associated Pr83) ;
Pekin, July 13.4-Efforts "are con
tinuing to persuadejjthe rebels to
obey the go veranient mandate not to
march on Pekin. Martial law has
been proclaimed at Tientsin;, .where
Admiral Crteaves of the - American
Pacific squadron, is reported to have
arrived. " " " . ; '
:. - . (Associated Press) - ,
:t Washington ' j uly : 13.Methods of
destroying1, and proofing against rats
are out!m5d;in literature prepared by
the:U4)ied States Public Health Serv
ice; for use bystate and municipal
health officers over, the country in the
campaign which they , have been asked
by , Surgeon General Gumming to in
augurate in, order to protect the na
tion Mgainst bubonic plague. The ac
tivity of "the" health service , results
fi'om the appearance cf the pi
m . Mexican , and American, gulf . ports
and at points in the Mediterranean,
"Rat -destruction," says the healtH
service bulletin' "can be accomplished
by individuSl-effort to? a limited de
gree btu tor-be successful; in, a large
city there must be rat-proofing of
buildings. - No spasmodic or individ
ual efforts will .result in the desired
ends.-V . : ; " ' . '
"Rats can be destroyed by trapping,
by poisoning and by using natural
enemies' such as certain breeds of
cats , and dogs.: To 'insure the success
of these measures it is necessary to
curtail the rat food supply by prop- j
erly disposing of garbage and table j
refuse and by preventing rats jrain-s
ing. access to such foddsas -ia con-
tained in pantriesgroceries, markets.
stables-.ana the like. - -' -
"Success in trapping is proportion
al to the attention and industry the
trapper devotes to his traps and pro
tection of other food supplies. Two
kinds of traps . are generally used
the wire cage trap and the snap trap
or dead-fall. The trap 'should be
placed wherever rats have been ac
customed to come for feeding pur
poses and should Hbe more jot less con
cealed, the snap trap by scattering
dust, cornmeal or flour on or about
them and the cage by pieces of sack
ing, stj aw or rubbish, leaving on'.y
the opening, free.
"Highly savored articles, such as
chese and toasted bacon, will more
quickly attract rats than will food
without odor; but the idea that a rat
can be enticed into a trap by the em
ployment of bait more appetizing to
him than the surrounding food sup
ply is fallacious. To the rat, food
supply is a question of availability
and preference is a secondary consid
eration. ,
"The destruction of rats by poison
has always been more or less in
favor. A preparation of arsenious
acid or phosphorous, ten per cent and
suitable base, as cheese, meat or glu
cose, are the most popular poisons.
Poisons undoubtedly have a certain
efficiency in ridding a place of rats,
but whether by causing their migra
tion or their actual destruction is
somewhat difficult to determine.
Rat-proofing excludes rats from
the food supply and deprives them of
harborage. . Without this procedure
it is almost impossible to reduce the
rodent population.
"In rat-proofing any building, the
ollowing parts have to be consider
ed: ground area, walls, ceilings, gar
ret, roof, bed spaces in general, ven
tiiators, abandoned sewers, doors,
windows, outside piping, water and
sewerage pipes, down spouts, wiring
and air or light shafts. By the omis
sion of some small detail an other
wise rat-proof structure may become
badly rat-infested
"The rat-proofing of floors of build
ings is secured either by elevation of
the structure with the under-pinnin
opening free or by marginal walls of
concrete, stone or brick laid in ce
ment mortar sunk two feet in
ground, fitting flush with the floor
above. The wall must fit tightly to
the flooring
"Food depots ara of the greatest
importance in rat-proofing because
they furnish both sustenance and
shelter for rats. In this class of
buildings are stables, meat markets,
retail and wholesale groceries, bak-
eries, warehouses, docks and wharves.
These places are .best rat-proofed as
to the ground areas by the construc
tion of concrete floors and founda
tion walls. Untenanted a3 they are
at night time, rats might well enter
doors or windows carelessly left open
or be introduced concealed in the mer
chandise and knawing through plank
flooring obtain well protected hiding
and breeding places.
"Double walls with dead space be
tween should be avoided or if used
should be rat-proofed at top and bot
tom with heavy wooden timbers, four
by four joist or by a concrete fill. At
tics, should be well opened and kept
free of dunnage or other refuse for
"Double ceiling should be avoided
especially so in basements. Boxed in
structures, such as uprights and
roughly finished dwellings, plumbing,
kitchen sinks and the like should be
removed. Miscellaneous openings as
voirt insisT
Intention of Germans to Talk Until
All Their Opponents are Dead
' May be Carried Out
Associated Press)
; Spa, July 13. Allied leaders have
decided not to insist on the Germany
replying to the ultimatum regarding
eoal deliveries at 3 p. m. today. The
Germans will be permitted to refer
their reply until tomorrow.
London, July 18. Minsk have been
captured by the bolsheviki, according
to a Moscow official statement Soviet
troops occupied the city July 11th.'.
j-Spa, J uly 13. The Russian soviet
gbyernment has not replied yet to th
request of the Allies that an armis
tice be arranged with Poland.
.- .
Committee of- Forty-Eight and La
v bor-Party Think Taking Every
. , thins in Sight Will Make
- i- Them Content ' -
(Associated Press)
Chicago, July 13. An agreement
for the amalgamation of the labor
party and the , committee of forty -eight
was TeachedJ:oday, the confer
ence committee reported to the labor
convention. ,The committee of forty
eight conferees yielded to the labor
party on the question of nationaliza
tion of banks and credit facilities and
democratic control of essential indus
tries. - . - -
An exchange says:
When the workmen own the work
.- ; hops; ': -And,
the railroad! men the rails;
Ami the grocery clerks the groceries;
; And the mail clerks own the mails, I
When the preachers own the pulpits;
And the pressmen own the shops;
And the drillers own the oil wells;
And the jails are owned by cops
When the conductors own the street-
' cars;
And each driver owns Ms bus;
Will you tell us common teoplt
Whatmell becomes of us?
(Associated Press)'
Lima, Peru, July 13. A revolution
has broken out in Bolivia, according
to dispatches from Lapaz. The gov
ernment has been overthrown and
Bautista Savedra, the former minister
of instruction has assumed power,
supported by an army.
(Associated Press)
Rome, July 13. Bishop Russell, of
Charleston, S. C, was received hy
the pope today. t
. (Associated Press)
New York, July 13.-Frank Trum-
ble of . the Chesapeake & Ohio rail
xoad, died last night at Santa Bar
bara, Calif., of heart trouble.
( Associated Press)
London, July 13. A proposal to
employ direct action if necessary to
force the government to withdraw
troops from Ireland and; cease manu
facturing munitions for Ireland and
Russia, was defeated in the special
trades union congress called to con
sider labor's attitude toward the
Irish question.
(Associated Press)
Washington, July 13. Cox and
Roosevelt the democratic nominees,
will confer with President Wilson at
the White House Sunday morning at
10:30 o'clock.
(Associated Press)
Chicago, July 12. Amalgamation
cf the principal groups attempting to
from a new party was affected today.
A large non-partisan group and a del
egation of single taxers entered the
labor convention, announcing their
intention and the committee of forty-
eight voted for them to join.
Rub-My-Tism is a great pain killer,
lit relieves pain and soreness caused by
rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, etc
Men's white buck and canvas ox
fords, also large line tennis and sport
shoes for men, boys, children and
women. II. A. Waterman,' the haber
dasher. 13-ot
tonight over
Advertising trailda business.
light shafts, ventilators and windows
should be screened 'preferably by 12
gauge wire screen with mesh not ex
ceeding one-half inch. ,The grounds
about the 'building are to be devoid tit
rat harborage and premises are to
pt clean and free of rubbish,"
. IPflliPfiH?
WSiil.Sllifi i3
To Save Italians During a Celebration
at Spa la to was Resented by
Jugo-Slav Troops
(Associated Press)
Rome, July 13. An American ad
miral, controlling the coast outside
the armistice zone, was responsible
for ending an encounter between
Jugo-Slavs and Italians in Spalato
recently, it is semi-ofScially announc
ed. When the Italian officers were
attacked and wounded daring the
Jugo-Slav nationalists' demonstration
an American boat went to the rescua
of the officers. The boat was fired
upon by Serbians and a naval lieuten
ant and three sailors were woundoJ
and a mechanic killed
Triest, July 13. Arr-American of
ficer is reported to have been killed at
Spalato. .
Washington, July 13 No report
tht; killing of an officer at Spalato
has been received by the navy.
(Associated Press)
Montgomery, Ala., July 13. Race
Berry, a negro, wasrushed away
from the local pail for safekeeping
today owing to the ill feeling over th
killing of a white boy and wounding
another. Berry was captured early
this morning after an attempt to
escape. ' .
Associated Press)
Marion, July 13. Senator Harding
today began work in earnest to finish
his speech accepting the republican
presidential nomination. He experts
to deny himself to visitors throush-o-at
the rest of the week.
(Associated Press)
TokioJuly 13.. Universal suffrage
was defeated in the lower house of
parliament - when the resolution in
troduced by 'the opposition was re
jeited;"r" f "" ' ';.
(Associated Press)
Washington, July 13. Tho level of
prices paid farmers for their princi
pal crops decreased 1.7 per cent dur
ing June, but they are still 20 per
cent higher than a year ago.
' (Associated Press)
Belfast, July , 13. The celebratic
of Orangemen's day had as its gr
feature the customary parade and
addition, a notable speech by Sir
ward Marson, Ulster unionist le. r,
whose pronouncement on the present
situation in Ireland wa3 looked for
ward to eagerly.
. Sir Edward, as usual in such mat
ters, came up fully to expectations.
He minced no words and the enthus
iasm reached a climax when he de
clared in effect that the government
had failed to govern Ireland, and that
if it could not protect -Ulster the vol
unteers would reorganize and Ulster
would take matters into its own
Every hamlet, village and town in
Ulster had some kind of a celebration
and reports over a wide area last
night were that all passed quietly.
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