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McAdoo Nomination Sure
Unless Stopped by Miracle
Meafc Expected on Fourth Ballot, With
n§ Meredith Possible Running Mate
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
“The cables are cut between the con
tention and McAdoo," it was announced.
•'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
the Texan replied -with snap,
|McAdo® stands by his Milledgeville let-
I “He would not refuse to serve if nomi
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.)
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'McAdoo by Sixth’
I 5;.,. v
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
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
• 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
This change is favored by New York
delegates, who want to vote for Mc-
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
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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Credentials Committee Backs
Administration, Seating
Missouri Palmer Men.
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.
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*', ""
“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
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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
Her body was burned to a crisp.
Her husband and a daughter, Pau
line. 3, survive.
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
Vincennes Convention in Favor
of Building at Indian
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
The memorial matter came up on mo
tion to reconsider the adoptton of th
report of the committee on beneficial
The original report had fixed $1,500,008
as the maximum to be spent by the
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
Wabash was selected for the next con
vention city over Terre Haute.
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
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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
This city was patrolled by two dif
ferent factions of armed men during the
The Sinn Felners occupied one-half of
the city, while British soldiers held the
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
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.”
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.
"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
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
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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
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.
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‘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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This time they were captured.
Democracy’s Fair Sex Needs no
Tips From Veteran Politicians
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
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.
—Chairman Robinson to Convention
Says League Guarantee Against ‘Heritage of
Wastefulness and Bloodshed.’
, 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.)
1 P. M.—Convention called to order
hy Temporary Chairman Homer S.
Prayer by Bishop William F.
Nichols, Episcopal diocese of Califor
Report of the committee on cre
dentials determining official delegates
and alternates.
Report of committee on permanent
Speech of acceptance by Senator
Joseph T. Robinson, chairman of con
Report of committee on rules and
order of business.
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
This Franklin D. Roosevelt, the navy
secretary, was “the first to fight.” He
should resign from the navy and Joir.
tbe marines
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.
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
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
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"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.’ ”
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.
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.”
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
“'’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. -
“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
“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
“Perhaps the most significant omission
of the republican platform is in respect;
to the excessive use of money in federal
“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
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