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Partly cloudy with probable local thunder storms; slightly cooler. VOL. XXXIII. MEET ISSUES AND DEMOCRACY WINS McAdoo Nomination Sure Unless Stopped by Miracle Meafc Expected on Fourth Ballot, With n§ Meredith Possible Running Mate TO BE FORMALLY NOMINATED SAN FRANCISCO, June 29.—William Gibbs McAdoo, former secre tary of the treasury, will be formally placed in nomination, it was defi nitely decided today at a conference of McAdoo supporters. Burris Jenkins of Kansas City, Mo., will deliver the nominating speech as first planned. * In the roll call of the states Missouri is twenty-third, but no effort will be made to have another state cede the floor to Missouri in order to get McAdoo’s nomination in ahead of others. By ROBERT A. BUTLER. Editor The Times. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., June 29. —Only a political miracle can prevent the nomination of William G. McAdoo for the presidency and a miracle would have hard work forcing itself on the democratic party. The sentiment of the masses of voters of the country has crystallized under the California sun and every indication points to McAdoo. From the time delegates began to shout “Mac'll do for us" until the word started down from the big leaders that McAdoo was inevitable there was only a short interval. Today the interval of doubt has ended* and McAdoo is the word on all lips. So strong has It become that republican papers in the west are now attempting to explain the McAdoo sentiment as •‘orders from the white house" in a final effort on the part of the republicans to prevent the nomination of the man Hard ing fears most. TO INDORSE LEAGUE AND IGNORE BOOZE. Prognostications are always unsafe, but the sentiment in Frisco at the close of the first session was such as to make it almost certain that the democrats would present McAdoo on a platform indorsing the Wilson league of nations and with no reference to the booze issue. Secretary of Agriculture Meredith and United States Senator Owen were most likely contenders for the vice presidential nomination, with Secretary Meredith In the lead Thomas Taggart said McAdoo and Tberedith would make an ideal appeal to labor and agriculture and would an tagonize none. Taggart voiced the sentiment of the earnest democrats In the- convention. Cox and Palmer are expected to lead on the first ballots, but the word Is being circulated freely that the break will be to McAdoo on the fourth bprtiot and will continue until he has the necessary vote. Bryan is making no fight on the Wil son treaty. He has proposed a piank on th league to provide for trie ratification ; of the treaty and covenant by a majority vote of the United States sejtat*.. fbr the election of this country’s represents ' tlves in the league by popular vote aUd for the instruction of these representa tives. not to vote for war without specific instructions from cor gross Bryan stated that if he were defeated in the committee on resolutions he would make a minority report from the floor of the convention. His determination ap parently paves the way fo.r another dra matic Bryaa at a psychological moment, timed carefully, to add force to bis ora tory and personality. * To those who remonstrated with bita tbday that he was presenting an enrire- Iraw question, that he was likely to fbarrass the president in his effort to ' ike the league a paramount issue and force the ratification of the treaty and e covenant as the result of th Novem- ' r election. Brvan replied that ne be- , eved he was about to render to the . esident a great service. He recalled that h- helped to nominate id to elect him and that he had ad ocated the ratification of the treaty. He said that certainly he had ‘‘earned :he right to differ with the president.” 1 Explaining his piank. Bryan said that j he senate could he convened to determine whether or not the method of ratifying reaties should be changed. He asserted hat It would not be necessary to wait or the proposed change of the eonstitu ion, and that the mere fact of the sen te deciding on an amendment to ratify >y a majority vote would bring about a atlfication of the treaty. •THIS IS THE YEAR.” LAYS McCILLOCH. Carleton B. McCulloch, candidate for :overnor of Indiana, declared there is ver growing conviction that this is dem it ratic year anU every indication that the convention is serious minded and realizes its responsibilities./ "Serious minded men seek to avoid mis takes,” he said, “and I am satisfied that realizing the opportunity to benefit the tountry and the crj-6talizing of demo :ratie sentiment among all voters, this convention will make no mistake either in the nominees or the platform.” PUTS SIXTH BALLOT s AS McADOO LIMIT By WILLIAM PHILLIP SIMMS. SAN' FRANCISCO, June 29—“ William !libbs McAdoo -will be nominated not ater than the sixth ballot,*’ asserted Na tional Committeeman Thomas B. Love of Dallas. Tex., today Just before • the second session of the great caucus got under way. The forecast came as a sequel to a (S-rles of Informal conferences called for the purpose of ascertaining the strength of the McAdoo movement. Taking part in these conferences were Samuel B. Amidon. national committee man from Kansas; Dr. Burris .Tenkins, Kansas City: Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Jouett Shouse; National Com nltteeman Thomas B. Love. Texas; An us McLean, North Carolina; Senator 'arter Glass. Virginia, and a consider ble number of other democratic chief ala from different parts of the country. Former Secretary of the Treasury Mo- Ldoo. it was made known, has said his ast word so far as the nomination is ■oncerned. “The cables are cut between the con tention and McAdoo," it was announced. “STANDS BT lUS LETTER.” •'Aren’t you afraid that at the last min ute McAdoo will issue a flat statement saying he would refuse the nomination even If offered Committeeman Love was asked. the Texan replied -with snap, |McAdo® stands by his Milledgeville let- I “He would not refuse to serve if nomi ■ated. B' That’s positive." HMcAdoo, it was said, no longer re- Hpnds to letters, telegrams or telephone friends here say they thiak he is ■ Xr York, but wherever he is he H (Continued on Page Two.) Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. 'McAdoo by Sixth’ ipgS I 5;.,. v w THOMAS B. LOVE. National Committeeman Thomas B. Love of Texas, preceding a caucus of democratic leaders at San Francisco to day, said William G. McAdoo would be nominated not later than the sixth bal lot. MrnAdo# Won't See ~ Callers Who Want to Talk on Politics NEW YORK. June 20. William G. M<\Adoo stuck to his job of “sawing wood" today. He wouldn't even allow the fascina tion of the politbal game being played at Kan Francisco to divert his attention. • McAdoo spent last night at his summer home on Long Island, where he has leased the former estate of William Faversham, the Motor. “Big Ed," known to the villagers as a vigilant watch mm, guards the McAdoo gate. "Ed" was disinclined to "reckon" McAdoo was at home to visitors, but after considerable conversation and a promise not to mention political subjects, he consented to take a look The president’s son-ln law- put In appearance a few minutes later and sat on the porch playing with his little daughter. McAdoo expected to spend several hours at his office today, where Miss Ethel Speenburg. his efficient secre tary. bars the way to all who may care to discuss politics. N. Y. Would Break Unit Rule for McAdoo SAN FRANCISCO. -Tune 29.—Franklin Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, opened the argument before the rules committee today in favor of a resolution to permit the Nw Vor’t delegates to vote as individuals, thus breaking the unit rule as far as that state is con cerned. This change is favored by New York delegates, who want to vote for Mc- Adoo. Under the unit rule they claim Tam many would control the delegation and cast its solid vote for whichever can didate Charles F. Murphy favored. Boy Hit by Street Car; One Falls From Tree Harold Hamerson. 10, 1425 Reisner street, was knocked down by a street car at Relsner and Howard streets today. He was bruised, but not seriously In jured. William Thayer, 14. of 1008 East Rt. Clair street, fell.from a tree at 4608 East Tenth street yesterday afternoon and suffered a fractured arm. 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THE INDIANA DAILY TIMES INFORMATION BUREAU Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. \ Enclosed And 2-cent stamp, for which you will send me, entirely free, the map of the new Europe. Name Street address City State Jtiftiami i) ailii (Times READ REED AND GEORGIA CROWD OUT OF PARTY Credentials Committee Backs Administration, Seating Missouri Palmer Men. WOMANS BLOW COUNTS By GEORGE R. HOLMES. SAN FRANCISCO. June 21).—The smoothly running machinery of the ad ministration forces functioned perfectly in the committee on credentials early to day and three consistent opponents of the whltehouse —Senator “Jim” Reed/ of Missouri and Senator Hoke Smith and Tom Watson of Georgia—again went down to defeat at the hands of the ad ministration supporters. After a lengthy session whloh began last night and extended into the early hours of the morning the. committee suc ceeded in agreeing on a report which will be reported to the convention today, rec ommending the denial of a seat to Sena tor Reed end dismissal of the claims of the noke Smith-Tom Watson delegates from Georgia. The eommittee voted 43 to 4 in favor of dismissing the Smith Watson claims and the seating of the twenty-eight Palmer pledged delegates from Georgia. In the case of Senator Reed, the vote was 39 to 9 against allowing him to par ticipate in the convention. Only- one final appeal is now open to the defeated leaders and it Is admittedly a forlorn one. Thev can. if desired, bring their cases before the convention itself todav hv hav ing some friend on the credentials com mittee submit a minority report. PRECEDENTS ARE RARE. Instances where the convention, how ever. has overturned the action of the full national committee and the con vention committee itself, are so rare that they may he decide to accept the defeat and close the account. The unseating of Reed and the seating of the Palmer delegates was not accom plished without considerable work. For nearly sven hours the committee wrestled with the two cases, "taking ample testimony and hearing much ora tory from representatives of both sides At the end the opinion seemed to pre vail that the trio of Wilaon opponents had been disciplined and the vote in ea<h cnse was convincing. In the case nine members of the committee swung away from the ad ministration's wishes and voted to give the Missouri senator his sent. Thev were Florida. Massachusetts. Nebraska. New Jersey, New York. Ohio, Utah, Alaska and District of Columbia s>ix members. Indiana, lowa. New Hampshire. Vermont. Hawaii and Porto Rico, were recorded as not voting. The New Jersey member, ‘Jiarles H Gallagher of Trenton, *u empUoti in Ms rot*', "" NEW .JERSEY MAN (STANDS BY REED. “Asa delegate from Woodrow Wil son's home state, his own town and his own county, I vote for Jim Reed." de clared Gallagher, a;, he strode from the committee long after midnight and made for his hotel without waiting to vote on the remaining contests. Only four states lined up with the Smith-Watson faction In the voting on the Georgia cases. They were Colorado. Masarbusetts, Oklahoma and Utah. It was a weary crowd of delegates that made up the committee early today after a session lasting most of the night. The committee met at 8 o'clock last night, organized and with W. r>. Jamie son of lowa as chairman and Hugo Asher of California, secretary, and started in to hear the mass of evidence. There were two women on the com mittees—Mrs. Guilford Dudley of Nasb (Continued on Page Two.) HOUSE COLLAPSE KILLS 4, HURTS 14 Sleepers in Buftalo Lodging House Imperiled. BUFFALO, N. Y.. June 29 —Four men are known to have been killed as they slept on cots and at least fourteen others were caught like rats In a trap when a lodging house at 60 Main street collapsed this morning. Estimates of the death toll range as high as twelve. At noon firemen, who had succeeded in removing the wooden roof that covered the ruins of the wrecked four-story brick building, said they could see three more bodies wedged In among the brick and mortar. A gas explosion Is believed to have eaused the wrecking of the building, al though no fire followed the collapse of the building. Noblesville Woman Victim ofJExplosion NOBLES VILLE, Ind., June 29. Mrs. Harriet Ramseyer, 35, who was burned by the explosion of a gas stove, died Monday evening at the City hospital. She was starting a fire In the stove and the explosion set fire to her clothing. Her body was burned to a crisp. Her husband and a daughter, Pau line. 3, survive. INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1920. Bryan Loses First Skirmish .. .... tlltam SiryCAFT? SAN FRANCISCO. June 29 William J Bryan lost the first skirmish today on the prohibition plank fighi before the resolutions committee of the democratic national convention. By a vote of 27 to 2fi. a motion was adopted which forced the Bryan force* to present their side of the question first. Both side*. for position, tried to tnnke their opponents present their arguments first With both sides declaring that they were not seeking to reopen the question. Senator Glass finally tried to bring the bickering to a cloe hy an STATE LEGION UNANIMOUSLY FOR MEMORIAL Vincennes Convention in Favor of Building at Indian apolis. VINCENNES, Ind . June 29 -Delegates to the American legion convention to day unanimously adopted a committee report placing the 40,000 members of :he organization back of a demand for immediate legislative action for a state war memorial The convention called the coming ape dal session of the legislature to pro vide for a state memorial to be built In co-operation with Indianapolis and which will afiot-d headquarters for the national and state branches of the le gion. the G. A. R. and the Spanlsh- Amerlcan War Veterans and their aux iliaries. The memorial matter came up on mo tion to reconsider the adoptton of th report of the committee on beneficial legislation The original report had fixed $1,500,008 as the maximum to be spent by the state. On the motion to reconsider Arthur R. Robinson nt IndlanapolU took the iloor and told the convention that unless some action is taken Indiana stands to lose the national legion headquarters. The motion to reconsider the report carried with few dissenting votes and the substituted report carried without protest. Wabash was selected for the next con vention city over Terre Haute. DR. McCULLOCH PENDS GREETINGS. A telegram of greetings from Dr. Car leton B, McCulloch, democratic candi date for governor and a member of the Legion, van cheered. Dr. McCulloch is In San Francisco. The convention adopted reports rais ing state dues to 30 cents, urging the location of a war risk- insurance officer in Indiana, and the recording free of charge of service men's discharges by county officials.- The substitution of public schools with psroehial schools, which teach foreign languages, was condemned In the report of the anti-American propaganda com mittee of which Dr. Charles O. Souder of Indianapolis is chairman. The report further criticised the meth ods which permitted Grover Bergdoll to escape and called on the legion to back (Continued on Page Four.) SOLDIERS WRECK 2 IRISH TOWNS Cork I w Patrolled by Two Military Factions. CORK, .Tune 29.—Soldfers have attack ed and wrecked the villages of Linemore and Clondulane, according to a report reaching Sinn Fein headquarters today. Bombs were exploded and one civilian was wounded by rifle fire. Many homes were wrecked and stores looted. This city was patrolled by two dif ferent factions of armed men during the night. The Sinn Felners occupied one-half of the city, while British soldiers held the other. A Sinn Fein c- >wier has arrived at Fermoy with a dispatch stating that Brig. Gen. C. H. Lucas, of the British army, who was captured by Sinn Feiners last Saturday, is in good health and is being well treated. The dispatch was dgted “Cork Brigade headquarters.” J nouncing that “as nobody fhh to be I heard on this matter, we will proceed |on to something etse.” Bryan, his eye* flashing, was on his I feet Immediately. I “Tills is no time for Joking,” he cried j “This 1* a serious question and we are not here to be ruled Out on a quibble ” T resent that charge that I am quib bling.” said Gins* hotly. “Yon have stated and tbe other side has stated that J you have nothing to present. Therefore, I the chair said that tbe comra.ttee had ; better proceed to hear others who do ‘ want to be heard.” GUARD WHO LET PRISONER OUT BROKE NO LAW? Lawyer Argues Douglas Not Responsible Because Not Sworn In. — Contending that John Douglas, charged tn a Marion county grand Jury indict nient with permitting John Hampton of Evansville, while a federal prisoner in the Marlon county Jail, to "escape," was not responsible to the state law while serving as a jailer because the evidence showed that Douglas was never sworn , in ns a deputy sheriff. Attorney Ira Holmes asked Special Judge M Berry hill to discharge Douglas st the close of the state's evidence at. noon today In the criminal court. John Hampton of Evansville, who served six months in the Marlon county Jail after being found guilty in the fed eral court for violating the Reed amend , ment, testified that Douglas, while night Jailer, permitted Hampton to escort Mrs. Hampton from the jn 11 to the Payer In ho. tel while he was serving his sentence. Hampton testified that his wife came from Evansville on the evening of Feb. 19th last and called at the Jnll and that she became ill with a headache. "I asked Douglas If I could take my wife to a hotel," testified Hampton. "He said 'Yes,' and told me to come right - hack land told my wife to seo that I did. “Douglas opened the Jail doors for us, '“He was the only one in charge. GONE FOR HOUR AND A HALF. "I went to the Severin hotel with my wife and registered as M. J. Hampton and wife of Evansville. “I stayed about an hour and a half and returned to the jail," testified Hamp ton. He stated that Douglas let him In and that he remained and talked with Douglas unttl 5 a. m. Hampton testified that Douglas Stave him the key to the big room on the third floor and told him to leave the key in the lock of the cell door. This was the big room where federal prisoners were kept. On cross ex-amlnation Attorney Holmes attempted to show that Hampton, as a cell boss In the federal row, had many privileges and was allowed free access In the Jail cells. Holmes asked Hampton If he Intended to escape and not return to the Jn\l after (Continued on Page Font.) EIGHT INDICTED IN BERGDOLL CASE Grand Jury Reports in Escape of Wealthy Draft Dodger. PHILADELPHIA. .Tune 29—The spe cial federal grand jury which investigated the escape of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll from military guards here May 21, today return eight indictments. Those named were Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, Erwin Bergdoll, his brother; Charles A. Braun, also a brother, but who changed his name; Mrs. Emma A. Bergdoll, the mother; James E. Romlg, former magistrate and friend of the r.ergdoll family; Eugene Steeher, driver of the car In which Bergdoll made his escape; Alfred S. Mitchell and Harrv Sbnb. They are accused of aiding Grover to dodge the draft and with aiding him to escape from his two army guards after he was reported to have come here to hunt for a burled treasure. D. Clarence Glbboney, Samuel T. An sell and Edward Bailey, Bergdoll’s at torneys, were censured by the jury. Subscription Rates. ( By Mtttl> 50c Per Month; , 5 00 Per Teas WILSON DOUBLE EXCITES [FRISCO ‘Dead Ringer* for President f Amuses Crowds. SAN FRANCISCO, June 29.—L00k! There’s President Wilson ! This exclamation rippled through the convention crowds here today to an accompaniment of gasps, gulps, arm clutching, excitement, finger pointings etc. A smiling top-hatted individual in frock coat and gray trousers was passing through the throngs, bowing to right and left. It certainly looked like the presi dent. But it was R. C. Faulkner, tu rnons as a “dead ringer" for Wilson, especially when be nuts on the high hat, glasses and flashes a smile. Faulkner bad a lot of fun today with tlie democratic legion*, but at last he had to resort to a closed car to keep from creating too much ex citement. Pennsy Strike Call Ignored by Workmen PHILADELPHIA, June 29.-A strike of shopmen on the Pennsylvania railroad, called for 11 a. m. today by Harry S. Jeffry, chairman of the union, failed to materialize. Not a man walked out at the hour set, railroad officials reported. Baby Tumbles Into Water Pail; Drowns LAFAYETTE, Ind, .Tune 29 Mettle, 13-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller, is dead here from drowning in a bucket of eater at the home of Jjer parents. The child was playing on the porch and foil head first into the pail which had been used to water a horse. When found her feet were protrud ing from the bucket. Ranks of March and Two Others Are Cut WASHINGTON, Jun 29. The war de partmont today applied the demotion rule to Chief of Staff Peytfln C. March, who during the war was temporarily raised to the rank of full general. March, under the rule, was reduced to his peace time rank of major general. The same rule was app+ted to Lieut. Gens Hunter Liggett and Rehert L. Bill iard, who also become major generals. .Jury Indicts 2,264 as Slackers in Gotham NEW yOfMt, June !9.—lndictment* sgaln-t ?,2 alleged slacker* were filed today in the federal court. Brooklyn. A round np was Immediately In stituted by the United States mar shal'* office aided hy poilre. Less than 50 per cent of the men indicted were actually slacker*, of ficials believed. Oh! Lawdy, Lawdy! A neg*o appeared at police headquar ters Inst night and asked for a place to sleep. Go ha k to the harns and pick out your hunk." the sergeant said. It was not until early todr.y when a policemen appeared that tho negro learned he had been sl-eping on a slab In the city morgue. D. Cupid and Hoosier Maid Oust Politics SAN FRANCISCO, June 29.—Par tisan politics was routed by Dan Cupid when Lonra L. East.. Anderson, Ind., and State Senator Thomas Brad street of Grand Island. Nebraska, were married in the presence of Wil liam Jennings Bryan, at> the St. Francis here last night. To cap the ceremonies, the Com moner kissed the bride, on ardent Brvan admirer, and congratulated the groom, on equally ardent repub lican. Those ‘Bandits' Again The boy bandits are in the tolls. Police suspect they are tho same pair who stole those two watermelons from a grocery tho other day. Two boys were seen this morning tak ing bottles of "pop" from a freight car or. the Lake Erie & Western railroad tracks This time they were captured. Democracy’s Fair Sex Needs no Tips From Veteran Politicians By CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL. Copyright, 1920, by International News Service, SAN FRANCISCO, June 29. —You take one of those fine old specimens of the Troglodytus Impenetrabills or ivory-headed cave dwellers we used to have, one of those dense, gay old birds that used to tell us about the evils of woman suffrage, you remember, and give him a day or two of this convention and it would pretty nearly Jar the daylight out of him. The strongest thing he drew was hisi grand old idea that women didn’t know anything about politics and couldn't ever learn. Well, if they can’t learn it's because they haven't left anything that anybody can't teach them. For inferior, lowly creatures that providence designed to clean skillets and darn our socks and keep still, the way they've caught the curves of man’s favor Ite and specialized game Is enough to make you gasp, believe me; there’s some thing uncanny about It, or else this pet game of ours Isn’t so much after all. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY —Chairman Robinson to Convention CALLS ON DELEGATES * TO FOLLOW WILSON Says League Guarantee Against ‘Heritage of Wastefulness and Bloodshed.’ N By DAVID M. CHURCH, , Internationa! News Service Staff Correspondent. EXPOSITION AUDITORIUM, San Francisco, June 29.—The demo cratic party must make “the issue boldly in favor of President Wilson’s stand for the league of nations" in order that future generations may hot be "born to a heritage of wastefulness and bloodshed,” Senator Joseph T. Robinson, permanent chairman of the democratic national convention, declared today in an address accepting the office to which he had been elected. i Today at Convention (Pacific coast time two hours later than Indianapolis time.) SAN FRANCISCO, June 29. 1 P. M.—Convention called to order hy Temporary Chairman Homer S. Cummings. Prayer by Bishop William F. Nichols, Episcopal diocese of Califor nia. Report of the committee on cre dentials determining official delegates and alternates. Report of committee on permanent organization. Speech of acceptance by Senator Joseph T. Robinson, chairman of con vention. Report of committee on rules and order of business. HEE HAWS By JOHN P. MEDBUKY San Francisco, June 29. The convention opened again this aft ernoon with most of the delicates-at large still at large. These presidential candidates ought to be able to get up early now; they can >leep late after they're elected. Most of th“ debates arrived at auditorium without their luncheon, it's hard to nominate a president on an empty stomach. Half of them were late and the other half didn't get there on time. Os course they could have brought I heir luncheon with them, bnt can yon Imagine nominating some guy with a, doughnut in one band and a cup of cof fee in the other? No candidate wants to be nomi nated ala carte. I'm hoping to see another fight like they had yesterday. When you pay a big price to get into the convention you like to get something for your money. This Franklin D. Roosevelt, the navy secretary, was “the first to fight.” He should resign from the navy and Joir. tbe marines NOBODY HAS SEEN MUCH OF THE DARK HORSE THEY HAVEN'T LET HIM OUT OF THE STABLE YET. There was a guy up on a little plat form who was trying to bust a table with a hammer. He hit the table so bard that it knocked over a glass of water. This was cheered by the wets. Pretty soon everybody started to cheer. Can you imagine paying good money to go to the convention and cheer when you could go out on the street corner and cheer for nothing? Then he called the sergeant-at arms and tol l him to clean the aisles. He should have called the janitor. MEXICO TO OFFER OVERTURETOU. S. Movement on for Recognition of Turbulent People. WASHINGTON, June 29.—Complete disavowal of all responsibility for the killing of former President Carranza and a promise to take steps to avenge the murder of the “first chief" will he made to the state department here In the name of the new Mexican government by Fer nando I. Calderon. Mexican high commis sioner to Washington, officials expected today. This will be the first step of the New Mexican regime to win recognition from the United States. Calderon has the rank of ambassador. While state department officials will enter negotiations with Calderon with an "open mind," all points that have been in controversy between tbe United states and Mexico will be gone into fully and complete understanding must be had from the new Mexican govern ment before recognition will be granted. The state department willMnsist on the Mexican government guaranteeing the lives and property of American citizens in Mexico and the legal right of American Interests. It seemed such a simple, easy thing to convince these novices, who of course never saw the inside of a convention be fore, that a lot of these wise men culdn't resist the temptation, but I haven't heard yet of a case where they got away with it. And the women had been coach; ng up in the science and history of lies, or they had an instinct infallible to detect the specious bunk; anyway, it didn't go. A popular story of the co/ridors is how a wise old male seer of the Pacific (Continued on Page ; f\ro.) "If the republicans win. the small na tions which obtained their independence through association in the war with the allies will be overcome by their recent enemies and Europe will quickly collapse into its pre war condition of oppression and threatened anarchy,” Senator Robin son said. ' If the delegates in this convention do their duty as our soldiers have done theirs the voters of the nation will not fsil them. If we make this Issue boldly we will win.” Senator Robinson soundly flayed the republican platform adopted at Chicago ns “an amazing jumble of ambiguities, inconsistencies, evasions, misrepresenta tions. ‘straddles* and ‘slanders.’ ” CHARGES UNFAIRNESS ON OTHER POINTS. 1. nfairness by the republicans In charg ing the democrats with unpreparedness, was charged hy Senator Robinson, who also declared that republican “boasts of economy" are an absurdity, and that the republican platform “frankly admitted that an early reduction of taxes is not to be expected.” “The big ‘Joker' in the republican plat form is the plank criticising the dem ocratic administration for failure to en force anti-profiteering laws,” Senator Robinson said. And he declared profiteering is due to the failure of the republican congress to enact laws asked by President Wilson for the reduction of living costs. “The November elections will demon srrate the fact that the presidenev can not be auctioned." Senator Robinson said after criticising the Chicago con vention for its failure to denounce the "nation-wide scandal” with regard to the excessive use of money in the prima ries and congressional Investigations. SUPPORT WILSON’S ARMENIAN PLEA. Particularly the senate investigation of ’lie navy and the Admiral Sims charges, were denounced by Senator Robinson, vho declared, “the American people will attest their contempt for all wfco would dishonor our flag in order to secure po litical advantage” Senator Robinson declared the repub lican attitude towards Mexico "ambigu ous and indefinite.” and that he believed It would lead to war. The president’s plea for a mandate for Armenia was supported by the perma nent chairman, who also appealed for a strong suffrage plank. “Never before has a nation-wide politi cal battle been waged in the cause of intelligence, btimanitv and peace,” said Senator Robinson. “The opposition has taken low and untenable ground. Let the democratic party occupy the heights.” PARTY ENTITLED TO A VICTORY. Senator Robinson said in part? “Tested by every standard which vot ers usually apply, the democratic party is entitled to victory in the coming cam paign. “'’omparisons of the democratic and republican records, both as to laws en acted and administrative achievements, Contrasts of political policies and of par ty leadership justifies the belief that the republican party will be driven, from power In both branches of congress, and that complete control of the government will be restored, to the democratic party in the November elections, because that party has earned the public confidence. “Let me epitomize my estimate of the republican platform adopted at Chicago. “It is an amazing Jumble of ambigui ties, Inconsistencies, evasions, misrep resentations. ‘straddles' and ‘slanders.’ ** “It is deliberately unfair in charging on the democratic administration all re sponsibility for military unpreparedness. “Every one knows that the republican party controlled the government for a long period prior to the inauguration of' President Wilson, excepting a short time when the democrats were in the majority in one branch of congress. - RECALLS QUICK ARMY ACTION. “Nothing in history is more' glorious" than the promptness exhibited by our government in organizing, equipping, and transporting to the front a splendid army iu record breaking time—an army which turned the tide of conflict and as sured victory for the allies. "The big joker in that amazing docu ment is the plank in the republican plat form concerning profiteering. ‘TYe condemn the democratic admin istration for failure impartially to enforce the anti-profiteering laws enacted by the republican party.’ “Who will be deceived by this absurd pretense? “The republican congress enacted no anti-profltering laws. “The amendments to the food control net were suggested by the president and supported by tbe democrats in congress. “It is not conceivable that the com mittee on platform and resolutions will follow the example of the republican committee at Chicago and bring in a report which on its face Is dishonest and unfair. “But if it should do so. if it equivo cates as to the main iseuc % the’ conven tion ought to reject the report and de mand that the committee deal frankly with every issue which it chooses to ad vocate. SLAPS G. O. P. USE OF MONEY. “Perhaps the most significant omission of the republican platform is in respect; to the excessive use of money in federal elections. “To avert nation-wide scandal, the re publicans at Chicago rejected both Gen. Wood and Gov. Lowden, whose support ers had made such reckless use ot, money In tbe primaries and conventions us to make either of them susceptible .to attack If nominated. “In spite of the general Indignation aroused by the expenditure of more than $1,500,000 in behalf of Gen. Wood and nljnost a $1,000,000 in behalf of Got. Lowden and the nomination of a dark horse as the result, no mention of the subject is found in the Chicago platform. “The November elections, however, will (Continued on Page Four.) i NO. 42.