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Generally fair and continued warm
tonight and Tuesday.
voL. xxxm.
Goes to Higher Court on
Presentation of Writ
of Errors.
Fred J. OsSenberg, republican political
leader at Evansville, Ind., and one of
the convicted "whisky ring" conspirators,
today was granted an appeal to the
United States district court of appeals
after Judge A. B. Anderson had been
presented with a writ of error by At
torney James W. Noel in behalf of Os
Ossenberg was sentenced to serve a
vear and a day in the federal prison at
Atlanta, Ga., by Judge Anderson.
The ajipeal bond was fixed at ss.of<o
by the court and Ossenberg continued
to be out on bond pending the decision
>f the higher eonrt.
While Ossenberg’s attorney was per
fecting the appeal this morning, Ossen
berg chatted merrily with newspaper
men and stated that former Chief of
Police Edgar Schmitt, who was sen
tenced to serve two years in the federal
prison at Atlanta. Ga.. would not appeal.
Sch'u tt is scheduled to present him
self before Judge Anderson on next
Monday and renew his request that the
fine and costs be reduced so'as to leave
a home for his wife to live in while
serving the sentence.
Schmitt, in open court, after he was
sentenced, asked Judge Anderson to re
duce the fine as he intended to "take his
Judge Anderson has not acted on the
request of Schmitt to reduce his 52.000
While Ossenberg was perfecting his ap
peal a number of the Evansville “whisky
ring” conspirators who were sentenced
to the Marion county jail appeared at
the marshalls office to begin serving
their eentencea after being allowed a few
days grace to arrange their business af
Those ap earing to servo- their sen
tences were:
Otto Klein, former saloon keeper, who
fined SIOO and sentenced to six
Henry Deig, former cross-roads saloon
keeper, alx months and SIOO.
William Oehlman, former saloon keeper,
three months and SIOO.
Ollle Woodruff, former saloon keeper,
three months and SIOO.
John W. Miller, former deputy United
States marshal, three months.
I John Arnold, boatman, sixty days.
Joseph Barnes hauler, sixty days.
David Wolf former saloon keeper,
three months and SIOO.
Louis Hebtrer, produce dealer, six
months and SIOO.
George Peters, hauler, three months and
Sol Cohn three months and SIOO.
Matt Ohlinger, three months and slOll.
Ernest Rieger, former saloon keeper,
three months and SPK).
Babe Becker, former saloon keeper,
three months and SIOO.
George Schnarr. former saloon keeper,
three months and SIOO.
Amog D. Riggs, six months and SIOO.
Lloyd Buttermore, SH)O and three
Other* were sehed .Jed to appear and
aerrlng their sentences before the
was over.
il those appearing seemed to be in
spirits and acted more like tby
HJt - going on a picnic toan to serve
■ They brought many suitcases and
H’avtUng bags with them, and Otto Klein
Had four different suits of clothes.
■ Exposnre of the alleged methods em
Hdoyed by Ossenberg. the acknowledged
■ {Continued on Page Eleven.)
udge Anderson Takes Time
to Read Bill of Exceptions.
Louis E. Haag and Julius A. Haag,
perators of seven drug stores in In
ianapolis and who were fined $10,600
jeS, aod sentenced to serve eighteen
i-itrsi B the federal prison at Atlanta,
a., after a jury found them guilty in
he federal court of unlawfully trans
ortlng whisky and for conspiracy to
folate the Reed liquor amendment, filed
otice of appeal today in the federal
Attorney Milton Xtangus filed a peti
tion for a writ of e*ror and asked that
the appeal bond fixed by the court.
Judge Anderson said another case
was ready to be heard and proceeded
to listen to the empaneling of a Jury
in the other case.
The Hang* remained in court for some
time, after which the court indicated
:.e would take the mutter up at a tur
ner time, as i> desired to read the Mil
f exceptions.
It has been known for several days
he Haags would appeal In an effort
o escape serving the sentence and pay
ng the large fine.
7 inish Destruction
at the Dardanelles
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jufie 28.—Allied
aval and militia forces completed de
:ruction of all fortifications on both
des of the Dardanelles, in accordance
lth the terms of the peace treaty, it
as officially announced today.
teed to Wait on
Credentials Body
une 28.—Senator James A. Reed, re
used a aeat in the convention as a
member of the Missouri delegation by
:ha democratic national committee, will
not appear In the convention building
jnttl after the credentials committee has
irganlxed. he said today.
He will appear before the credentials
-•ommlttee when it meets and formally
gply for approval of his prbvy.
the credentials committee declines to
iccept his proxy he will probably appeal
o the convention Itself, through a dele
ate already seated.
•‘We will crose that bridge when we
>me to It,” Democratic National Chair
an Home, S. Cummlng* said when he
lar asked about the chances of the
edentials committee, controlled by the
[ministration forces, approving Reed’s
Postoifftee?* "ac* March INDIANA DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1920.
Business as Usual
at McAdoo 9 s Office
NEW YORK. June 28.—Business
as usual was the general impression
given here today at the office of
William G. McAdoo, backed by
friends for the democratic presi
dential nomination. On arriving from
his summer home on Long Island,
McAdoo' went about his usual ordi
nary routine business, office at
taches said.
, They emphasized the fact that Mc-
Adoo was not in touch with the San
Francisco developments directly.
Asked whether he would accept,, if
nominated, it was said McAdoo had
no statement to make. '
Have Good Weather
at San Francisco
weather for the opening day of the
democratic national convention was
cool and slightly overcast.
Well, of All Places!
> i
A hen coop was used for a stable for
white mule on a farm near New Au
gusta, Ind.
When federal officers turned the coop
oper they found eighteen gallons.
They also found a still and 400 gal
lons of raisin mash on the farm.
Mike Fisico, Carlo Dello and Sam Nick
were arrested.
Herald Examiner
Raises Its Rates
CHICAGO. June 28.—The Chicago
Herald and Examiner announced to
day that the price of copies of the
paper has been ad vac red from 2 to 3
cents, effective Tuesday.
U. S. Buys $700,000 of
Silver at sl_an Ounce
WASHINGTON, June 28.—The director
of the mint has bought 700,000 ounce* of
silver at $1 an ounce, to be delivered at
Philadelphia, the treasury department an
nounced today.
This purchase bring* the total amount
to 3 900.000 ounces obtained within a
Sergeant Alvin York
Again in Limelight
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28. Sergt.
Alvin York, America’s greatest world war
hern, was thrown Into the political
limelight hre today.
The Tennessee delegation announced
that Sergt. York Indorsed Brig. Gen. L.
D Tyson. Tennessee's candidate for vice
‘Bank’ Didn’t Break,
but He’s Out $2,065
Frank Smallwood. 76, of 1537 Kelly
street, bid $2,065 in a glass Jar in the
cellar of his home.
A short time later when he went to the
cellar for the money it was pone.
The police are locking for It today.
The money was his share of the di
vision of his property with his 28-year
old wife from whom he was divorced last
Mexico to Reopen
Consul Jenkins’ Case
MEXICO CITT. June 28.—The Mexican
government will reopen the case of Will
iam O. Jenklng, American consul, who
was imprisoned by Carranza officials at
Pueble several months ago, according to
El Universal today.
Testimony will be taken and an In
vestigation of charges that the
Carranzistas forced witnesses to testify
against Jenkins under threats.
Wilson Has No Plan
for Summer Outing
WASHINGTON. June 28—President
Wilson has no plans to leave Washington
for the summer, It was learned today.
Friends are urging him to go north or
spend part of the summer aboard the
presidential yacht Mayflower, which has
just been refitted.
The president, however, plans to re
main In Washington.
He may take short week-end trips on
the Mayflower.
Nothin’ Safe No More
When James Reed, 232 West Smith
street, went to the rear yard of his home
to get his shirt off of the line the shirt
was missing.
Reed told the police that not only the
shirt had been stolen, but also ail of the
family washing had disappeared from tho
clothes line.
Fr>r Times Readers —A Map of the New Europe
The United States geological survey,
the map-making agency of the govern
ment, has produced an authoritative map
of the new Europe. This map is print
ed in nine colors, -which show new and
old boundaries, the allied territory, en
emy territory, territory that has changed
hands, territory out of which new na
tions have been built, territory subject
to plebiscite and territory of undeter
mined nationality.
The map is a foot and a half wide
and two feet long—Just the right sine
to tack above a desk or on the wall.
This map is being used by the savings
division of the treasury department in
its..campaign of thrift. It is given away
through the Washington Information
JmYtatm Jlaili'
Change of Stand on League
Wins a Complimentary
Ballot for Him.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 28.
Vice President Thomas R. Marshall,
with the help of Thomas Taggart, has
made his peace with the twenty-one
Indiana delegates and by a complete
reversal of his position on the league
of nations won a place on the reso
lutions committee and thirty com
plimentary votes on the first ballot.
All dolled up in a silk hat, Marshall
greeted Indiana's belated delegation and
made a speech.
In his speech the vice president de
clared that he always was for the league
of nations and the Indiana platform
which was put over by Wilson's support
ers in spite of his opposition, and he
wanted to do the best thing possible for
Indiana democracy.
The speech was both timely and con
After more than two hours' debate the
delegation, at Taggart's suggestion, gave
Marshall the coveted place on the resolu
tions committee and agreed to practice
voting for him before the big show
The ultra drys in the delegation were
won to Marshall for a place on the reso
lutions committee by assurance that the
national committee was taking care of
the liquor question and there would he
neither a wet nor a dry plank in the
The anti-Marshall delegates were won
to the complimentary vote by the assur
ance that none would be bound to vote
other than as he pleased after the first
Mr. Taggart was elected chairman of
the delegation and Mr. Ralston was
named as a member of the committee on
permanent organization.
Others named to committees were:
Rule* and order of buslne**, W. H.
O'Brien of Lawrencehurg; credentials,
Alvin Padgett of Washington; commit
tee to notify presidential nominee, Ben
Bosse of Evansville; to notify vice presi
dential nominee, Walter Myers of Indi
anapolis; honorary vice president, L. S.
Ellingham of Ft Wayne; honorary sec
retary. Mrs Cralgle Gunn Mitchell of
Bedford, and secretary of delegation.
Bowman Eld*r of Indianapolis.
Miss Julia Landers' election at a na
tional committee woman of Indiana was
formally approved by the delegates.
Edward G. Hoffman heretofore had
been elected national committeeman.
Six of the Indiana democrats had a
scare today when an elevator in the
Manx hotel dropped with them for sev
eral feet before the safety devices caught.
The elevator was held suspended be
tween floor* and the passengers were
prisoners for twenty minutes before State
Chairman Bosse came to thoir rescue
with a hammed which was used in smash
ing a window through which they made
their escape.
The Indiana men In the elevator were
former Gov. Ralston and Chariea ,J.
Murphy of Indianapolis; George Purcell
of Vincennes; J. M. Wallace of Marion;
John Heller of Decatur and Charles Mur
dock of Lafayette.
No one was hurt, though the imprison
ment caused Mr. Heller to mlas a dinner
engagement with his wife.
Special Judge Rules in Jail
Scandal Cases.
Special Judge James M. Berryhlll to
day In criminal court ruled In the cases
of Frank Kemp, Charles Wblteaell and
Adrian Van Cleave, former deputy sheriffs
In the Marion county Jail, each charged
with assault and battery on Jail pris
Kemp and Van Cleave were discharged
for lack of evidence to convict, while
Whitesell, known as "Uncle Charley,’*
was found guilty of assaulting Eugene
Duvall, a prisoner, and fined $5 and costs.
In presenting the ease of Van Cleave,
who was Indicted, charged with having
sprayed formaldehyde on John Black
well. a prisoner, Claris Adams, prosecut
ing attorney, denounced such an attack
as “viciously inhuman, cowardly and un
In addition to the testimony of Black
well, the state placed James Wilson and
Raymond Muster, former prisoners in the
Jail, each serving a prison sentence, on
the stand and both told of the reported
attack of Van Cleave on Blackwell.
The state sought to prove than Van
Cleave Injected the dangerous liquid Into
the "hole,” a closed cell, where Black
well had been placed for solitary con
finement, In an effort to stifle the pris
Judge Berryhlll In ruling, commented
on the Insufficiency of evidence to show
that Van Cleave perpetrated the act, and
sustained a motion to dismiss made by
Fred McCallister, who defended Van-
The trial of Kemp, Whitesell and Ed
ward Morrow, held last week, resulted
In the discharge of Morrow and In rul
ing in the cases of Kemp and Whitesell,
Judge Berryhlll held that no evidence
hud been produced to show that Kemp
at any time struck Duvall, but that ad
(Contlnued on Page Three.)
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gether with a government pamphlet on
“How Other People Get Ahead.”
Any reader of The Times may get map
Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C.
Enclosed find 2-cent stamp, for which you will send me, entirely free,
the map of the new Europe.
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City State
Predict Glass Will Head Resolutions Committee
SAN FRANCISCO. .Tune 28.—When the
reflations committee gets down to busi
ness this afternoon nt the convention
auditorium the administration forces wilt
control at least rwo-tblr<ls of its mem
bers. supporters of President Wilson
predicted today.
William J. Bryan, the Nebraskan, and
Senator David I. Walsh, Massachusetts,
and other anti-administration members
Eleven Huntinghurg Persons
in Picnic Party Are
Special to The Times.
HUNTINGBURG, Ind , June 28.—Eleven
peisons are dead here today, the result
of an accident occurring Sunday, when a
truckload of picnickers was struck by n
passenger train on the Southern railroad.
Eight persons were severely injured,
some of whom may die.
The dead are:.
Ed Rehl, 40, driver of the truck; Mrs.
Rehl and son Carl.
Mrs. Alonzo Stutsman.
Benjamin Fucha.
Edward Fucha, aged 10.
Mildred Mayo, aged 16.
Mrs. Will Hartke
Waldo Hartke, aged 0.
Mrs. Walter Stelnecker.
’Valter Stelnecker, died In hospital.
The injured are.
Vadine, Louise and Ronald Rehl, chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rehl, who were
Mildred Stutsman, 12, arm and leg
Margaret Stutsman, 10, daughter of
Mrs. Alonzo Stusman, who was killed,
arm broken.
Anna Hartke, daughter of Mrs. Will
Anna Behrens, 14. S
The party was composed of members
of Woodmen's Circle, and was on Its way
to Todrank picnic grounds for a day’s
The injured were taken to hospitals at
MORGANTOWN, Ind., June 28.—Seven
persons were killed and two probably fa
tally Injured late Sunday when a south
bound Illinois Central passenger train
struck an automobile near here late yes
Mr. and Mrs. William Litherland and
three of their children and Mrs. Minnie
Robertson and her son were killed.
Two other Litherland children are ex
pected to die.
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of the commission will find themselves
In a hopeless minority, it also was
Bryan and Wnl*h say they anticipate
this, and will carry thoir league fight to
the convention floor In the shape of a
minority report, which Walsh probably
will submit and (If Bryan finds It neces
sary) to .make a minority report on the
dry plank for which he is sponsor
The session of the committee la ex
pected to be an Interesting one.
Opening Program
at San F ran cisco
(Pacific coast time, two hours later
than Indianapolis time.)
Noon—Convention called to order
12:Ot< P. M. —Prayer by Right Rev.
P. L. Ryan, vicar general diocese of
San Francisco.
13:10 P. M. —Reading call for con
vention by E. G. Hoffman, secretary.
12 :16 P. M —Address by Vice Chair
man Krerner formally opening con
vention. Announcement of temporary
12:30 P. M.—Koynote address by
Temporary Chairman Homer S. Cum
1:30 P. M.—Presentation of resolu
tions calling for appointment of com
1:40 P M -Roll call of states for
presentation of members of commit
tees—resolutions, credentials, rules
and order of business; permanent or
ganization; cotifleat.ion of presiden
tial nominees and nomination of vice
presidential nominee.
2 P. M. —Selection of honorary vice
presidents and secretaries of con
2:30 P. M.—Adjournment, followed
by meetings of the various commit
Talk of War Memorial Brings
Out Opposition.
By HtntT Correspondent.
VINCENNES. lud., June 28—The sec
ond annual convention of the American
legion of the department of Indiana
opened here today with more than 80b
delegates in attendance.
The service men were formally wel
comed to the city of Vincennes by Mayor
J. D. McDowell after the invocation' had
been pronounced by Rev. Burchara
Drundage of Anderson, chaplain of the
Raymond D. Springer of Connersville,
state commander of the legion, in his an
nual report, declared that the retention
of the national headquarters of the legion
in Indiana depended entirely upon the
erection of a permanent war memorial
building in which the national headquar
ters of the legion would be housed.
Some opposition to the war memorial
plan has developed among some of the
delegations to the eonventlon, who are
apparently bent on defeating the project
in order to put through a resolution call
ing for the payment of a state bonus.
Judge Springer urged the permanent
organization of the women’s auxiliaries
t-o the legion, and an increase in the an
nual budget of the department, which he
said was from $5,000 to SIO,OOO lower than
in any other state having a membership
of the size of the Indiana departments,
which he stated was approximately 40,000.
Franklin D'Olier, national commander
of the legion, in a brief speech congratu
lated the department upon Its growth
within the last year and expressed his
satisfaction with the choice of Indianapo
lis as national headquarters -of the Amer
ican legion.
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Bryan and Walsh leading the contest
against the administration program on
which Senator Glass of Virginia, the ad
ministration's choice for chairman of the
committee and his associates, were still
ibusily engaged this morning.
A final draff of the administration
platform probably will not be ready for
submission to the committee until to
morrow or Wednesday and the commit
tee Is likely to do little more today than
meet for the purpose of organization.
Leader, Fresh From G. 0. P.
Turndown, Says Labor Seeks
Democratic Support.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28.—Into the
sunshine of California out of the wet
ness of Montreal has come Samuel Gom
pers and a delegation of masters of labor,
fresh from the Canadian convention of
American labor.
This is how they stand in American
politics with their 3,000.000 votes, at the
opening of the democratic convention.
The republican convention in Chicago
threw them down. They make no bones
about It.
Out of fifteen proposals which Gom
' pors made to the platform committee
only one item—a plank against convict
made goods entering into Interstate
i commerce—was accepted.
They have come to San Francisco to
give the democrats a chance to accept
the same fifteen proposals.
How many of these suggestions the
union leaders actually believe a political
party can accept is not known, hut the
fact remains that Gompers himself, to
gether with William Green, secretary of
Mine Workers, and Matthew WoU, of the
supreme labor council, are here to de
mand that the democrats accept every
Item of the fifteen.
The labor situation is critical, say’the
leaders; it may not seem at this moment,
during the excitement of the convention
a supreme issue, but during the struggle
of the campaign between the republican
(Continued on Page Two.)
New Rotary Head
Will Visit Here
Estes Snedecor of Portland, Ore., the
newly elected international president of
the Rotary clubs, will visit Indianapolis
In August, according to members of the
Indianapolis club, who have returned
from the International convention at At
lantic City.
Arrangements are already being made
for a big meeting, at which the new pres
ident will be entertained.
The delegation, headed by Walter E.
Plttsford, district governor; Frederick E.
Matson, president of the local club, and
Wilbur T. Gruber, assistant secretary,
expressed satisfaction with the outcome
of the international convention, despite
the fact that John Napier Dyer of Vin
cennes was not elected international pres
80 Arrests Under
Dublin Curfew Law
DUBLIN, June 28.—Eighty persons
have been arrested here during the last
forty-eight hours, charged with violation j
of curfew law.
The railway situation In south Ireland
Is reported to be growing worse.
The full text of Chairman Cummings’ keynote speech will be found
on Page 4.
Cummings Sees
League Big Issue
June 28.—Holding President Wilson
as the "immortal leader” of the dem
ocratic party, Homer Cummings, tem
porary chairman of the democratic
national convention, in the keynote
speech opening the convention to
day, called upon the democratic co
horts to ‘‘stand v/ith the forces of
livilization” and the president in a
bitter fight against nullification of
the peace treaty and the league of
"Let us stand with the forces of civi
lization," said Cummings.
“The choice is plain. It is between
the democratic party's support of the
league of uations, with its program of
peace, disarmament and world frater
nity, and the republican party’s plat
form of repudiation, provincialism, mili
tarism and world chaos."
President Wilson's illness resulted
from "crucifixion” at the hands of liis
"political adversaries," Cummings
"He had been physically wounded just
as surely as were Garfield and McKinley
and Lincoln, for it is but a difference
of degrees between fanatics and parti
sans,” Cummings said.
Cummings devoted more than half of
Ms keynote address to the league of
nations and left no doubt that it is the
desire of the president and those who
(Continued on Page Four.)
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28.—Following
is the personnel of the resolutions com
mittee of the democratic national con
vention ;
Alabama. Borden Burr.
Arizona, P. W. O'Sullivan.
Arkansas, C. A Fuller.
California, Eoward L. Poheny.
Colorado, Horace N. Hawkins.
Connect!mt, Thomas J. Speilacy.
Delaware, Josiah O Wolcott.
Florida, T. J. Appleysrd.
Georgia, W. T. Anderson.
Idaho, John F. Nugent.
Illinois, Adolph J. Sabath.
Indiana. Thomas R. Marshall.
lowa, Emmet Tlnley.
Kansas, George H. Hodges.
Kentucky, Senator J. C. W. Beckham.
Louisiana, Frank P. Stubbs,
Maine, W. R. PattinglU
j Maryland, Albert C. liitehie.
Massachusetts, Senator Walsh.
Michigan, .
Minnesota, .
Mississippi. B. P. Harrison.
Missouri, W. W. Graves.
Montana, T. J. Walsh.
Nebraska, William J. Bryan.
Nevada, John F. Kunz.
New Hampsh're, Gordon Woodbury.
New Jersey, James R. Nugent.
New Mexico, J. L. Lawson.
New York, >V. Bourke Cockran.
North Carolina, J. Catr.
North Dakota, .
Ohio, Arlene Pomerene.
Oklahoma, .
Pennsylvania. Vance C. McCormick.
Rhode Island, Patrick H. Quinn.
South Carolina, .
Tennessee, K. P. McKellar.
Texas, ,
Vermont, V. C. Shurtleff.
Virginia, Carter Glass.
Washington, Maurice Lsngbome.
West Virginia, W. A. McCorkle,
Wisconsin, John C. Karol.
Yyomlng. P. C. Dyers.
Alaska. George Grigsby.
District of Columbia, Balnbrldge Colby.
Hawaii, L. L. McCandless.
Philippines, Robert E. Manly.
Porto Rico, Henry W. Dooley.
SUED FOR $25,000
Rauch Cigar Company Alleges
Market Not Sanitary.
Suit asking for judgment in the
amount to $25,000 and an order abating
an alleged nuisance in insanitary condi
tions at the city market was filed in the
Marion county circuit court today by the
Rauch Cigar Company, Inc., 222-220
East Wabash street, against the city of
Indianapolis, members of the board of
public works, members of the board of
public safety and Harry Libeau, market
The cigar company alleges that the de
fendants have been guilty of permitting
an accumulation of filth, refuse, garbage,
decayed, putrid and decomposed matter
in the public market fifteen feet from the
factory, located at 222-220 East Wabash
street, allowing ten cubic yards of such
matter to remain unremoved, causing
stench, flies and Insects to annoy em
ployes, most of whom are women, re
sulting in many of the employes qulting
their Jobs.
The cigar company alleges that it has
during the last two years notified the city
of the conditions at the city market, but
that no Improvement has been made in
sanitary conditions.
The complaint sets out that the city
permits the operation of an Incinerator
within twenty-five feet of the cigar fac
tory and burns refuse in it.
Garbage wagons, the plaintiff avers in
the complaint, have been permitted to
stand unhitched in the street, and at
tached to the complaint is filed a photo
graph showing the alleged filthy condi
tion of the scene described.
The cigar company occupies a four
story building across the street from the
city market on Wabash street, and has
been in business in Indianapolis for
forty-nine years.
A temporary injunction is prayed,
abating and enjoining the city from
maintaining the alleged nuisance.
George Lemaux, president of the board
of works; Thomas Riley and Mark Mil
ler, other members of the board; Alex
ander Tagg'art, president of the board of
safety: Felix McWhirter and Henry L.
Dithmer, other board members, together
with Mr. Idbeau, are named as defend
ants individually, while the city of Indi
anapolis has also been made a party to
thi suit. ,
NO. 41.
Session Imbued
With Holiday Air
June 28.—When the curtain went uj>
today on the first brief scene of de
mocracy's great quadrennial conven
tion spectacle, the 4,368 delegates
and alternates who assembled under
J. Bruce Kremer’s polished redwood
gavel mainly to listen to the elo
quence of Homer S. Cummings in hi
remarkable keynote address, were
etill in confusion in respect to the
party standard bearers, with Gov.
James M. Cox of Ohio much on their
lips and with William G. McAdoo
the big convention conundrum, but
at the moment no one seemed seri
ously to care, for the California sun
had risen in the magic splendor of
ais gossamer of gold and it was only
human to snap fingers at fate and
smile back at such smiling nature.
The early indication was that today’*
session would last only about three
The schedule was to hear the reading
of the cai! for the convention by E. G.
Iloffman. secretary of the national com
mittee: announcement of the temporary
organization; listen to the keynote ad
dress of Temporary Chairman Cum
mings ; accept, routine resolutions from
the delegates; call the roll of states and
present selections for the convention
committees; devise an order of busi
ness for the permanent organizatif a, and
select honorary vice president* and sec
retary. But today’s session waa in
deed much more in the atmosphere of a
coliosal fete than a political assemblaga
with grave business in hand.
Even the stern, staccato words of the
chairman of the democratic national com
mittee as be pictured the part of tha
administration in the victorious world
war tragedy and bitterly whiplaahed re
publican antagonism to the sick presi
dent s peace plans, did not reem entirely
to banish from the minds of hi* auditor*
the alluring call of the seml-tropie out
doors to come and play and forget tba
sordid business of partisan state affair*.
It would be misleading and unfair t
intimate that the first day of the demo
cratic convention was characterized by
any significant political apathy, lack of
public spirit or skimped partisan enthus
On the contrary this representative host
gave evidence of high spirit and pluck
to fight.
However, the visiting delegations felt
the very air was charged with holiday
frivolity, brewed of the chatter of happy
women and children, the gaiety of bright
summer dress, the crystalline chili at
mosphere, lazily waving date palms, the
gorgeous setting of the white city]
hedged by dreamy, hazy, purple bills and'
a pea green sea so softly bathing the
silver shore, an extravagance of giant
climbing roses, of sweet peas brightening
cottage and palace, of mignonette in
prodigal array, of vast fields glistening
with buttercups and mile-long Btretche*
of purple and bine and red wild flowers,
born to bloom, to be seen and spend
their fragrance on a city’s air and of
succulent fruit in every past shade of
color known to the magic of the sun and
Such was the contrast struck between
the conventional, old-time tobacco-;
stained, dark and drenrv, suffocatingly j
stuffed and wneezing political powwow
nnd this modern show In the mighty
empire of the west which seems to take
Its initial honors In the active business'
of federal government delightedly, open- <
(Continued on Page Three.)
San Francisco. June 28.
I went up to the convention some and ;
if it is as hard to be elected president
as it is to get into the Auditorium I
don't blame guys like McAdoo and Wil
son for not wanting to ran.
Still, if they were elected they would
have fonr years to rest up.
There Is a machine in the center of th*
room called an acoustics, which throw*
the speeches to any part of the Audi
torium. I heard a couple of speeches
which should have been thrown out
I noticed that each delicate wm
wearing three or five badges, and ts
they had left their clothes at home
and worn only the badges they would
have been dressed enough.
The first two hours at the convent!®*
was 6pent In reading the different rib
bons on the delicate*.
When you give a guy a calling card it
is gone 'for good, but if you have rib
bon it does for a whole lot of people.
The convention opened with prayer.
If these candidates think they will
be nominated by prayer some of them
should have started praying six month*
While I was sitting in my press
seat a cop came over and wanted to
see my pass. It had Wilson’s picture
on It and the cop accused me of steal
ing the president’s ttoket.
On the back of the pass they hav *
picture of the Auditorium. I suppose
they think this will help yon find the
place. *
Half of these dellcates hgvs te work
this hard every four years to elect f
president; think of the poor delicate*
Mexico. y

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