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Central West Freight Conditions Generally Im
provedNew Flares in Michigan and Ohio
East Ready to Use Volunteer Breakers.
Washington, April 14. President
wiunn nd bis cabinet discussed
tlit present railroad situation for
gore thin an hour today and ap
parently reached some conclusion,
but there was no intimation as to
in nature.
Attorney General Palmer made
this itatemcnt as he left the White
"It is fair to conclude that the
itrike situation was discussed, but
i m not Drepared to say what
conclusions were reached." -
Other members would make no Chicago, April 14.-Improved
ttatement referring inquiries to the (freight traffic conditions were re
ittorney general. Some intimated, Sported today in the central west
iowerer, that definite conclusion wifn jsurgent railroad men re-
Confer With Palmer. iaml Michigan reached a crisis as a
Mr. Palmer went direct from the result of stoppage of fuel supplies
White house to his office and ini-!
mediately summoned for a confer
mce his assistants who have been
b...tn in flnao tnur-h Ti-ith flip
m--r -o
itrike situation.
TV. ml.inat accAmlil.il nrnmntlv
it 10 o'clock. The members went
direct to the White house to meet
President Wilson in his study in-
stead ot the executive offices where
cabinet meetings usually are held.
Secretaries Baker, Daniels and
Payne were the first to arrive.
They were followed by Attorney
General Palmer, who had complete
reports from department of Justice
field agents investigating the
Tk. dlA.nai. wAnAv.il a t 1 Inn. I
iw.iiuiucj fc a wa luuu."
ed by Secretaries Meredith, Hous-
ton, Colby, Alexander and Wilson. .
Foitniaiter General Burleson was
in early arrival and the full cabi
net was present when the presi
dtat opened the meeting.
Fonr w Faces.
This was the first cabinet ses
lion called by the president since
In was taken ill last fall, and it
tij the first to be attended by Sec
retaries Colby. Payne, Meredith and
Alexander, who have been appoint
(d recently.
Members of the cabinet would
not discuss the meeting in advance.
While the cabinet was in session,
lie senate interstate commerce
tommittee met to consider the nom-
" lue memDers ot ma
ant to the senate yesterday. Ac
ton had been deferred from yes
jjrday as the committee desired tn
in more information about the
Wilson Enjoys Tisit.
Hear Admiral Grayson, the presi
ts physician, said the president
JaJyei meeting with his ad-
"lt did him good." declared Dr.
wayaon. adding that meeting peo-
s good for Mr. Wilson.
hinet officers declared the
jwident had been in excellent hu-
Md iaughed and joked
them. They expect that meet
B the cabinet will be held
y In the future.
After a long conference with his
""Hants, Attorney General Palm
i11,"1 t0 'he White bouse for
,!'ith Swrery Tu-
H, L" to the strike situation,
tie ""'ned silence, as to
' Swernmenfs plans.
W T-.i. . ..
t , ' u pr" Civilian
K? l0,hreak strike of
Trnii-a!lrPatl wrkers here
Se, New York and
Wlfoad '"minals today and
iwgof "mclf's announced serv
er iS f1 0l"'lred men prob-
"""ffctt trai6 Ut"iZed t0 operate
Tie 5!fWd t'rowdx.
'"mWir,, lunteer traina for
rrePL lhe Eri(V railroad
tnvTn at s,atins by crowds
M f,?3 a.n(1 Peering. One
ooa N- as firing the
"Th. . ...
C ,ire Special" from
1 tJSSSMr.wW into the
iftt. .Th. T aller a 45-minute
k.?1. New York
r'awin r--;r "
vntm. worse, ana
Ntan?.'ih.? Ne England rep-
Mh Wi. . coniPany.
fai(i i. Vrew mciuaed Cap-
ailnrl1 ?LJ p- Mors"
Tn2 PrwWent of the Bank of
V orari. ',!?" Martens of
cwIJ7 years national bi-
6ZTr ore train from
and in the far west, a dozen pas
senger trains were reported stalled
in southern California. Both in
surgent leaders and officials of the
"loyal" brotherhoods predicted the
oattle of the strikers had reached
a stage where it would be a "lin
gering affair," but brotherhoods de
clared the insurgents gradually
were losing strength.
hicago Break Near.
Railroads in the Chicago area
concentrated every effort to move
freight and declared that 0 per
cent of the switch engines were op
erating. The roads announced that
a further influx of "loyal" brother
hood men from other cities had
fU'OII VVnA ami rannMI I ti n. ..nil
"""w icpviku iual tail
road officials and newly employed
men were
aiding in moving
At New Orleans, sit insurgent
leaders, arrested last night in a
raid on a strikers' meetine, were
being held on federal warrants
charging interference with the
United States mail.
Major General Leonard Wood
was hastening to Chicago from Bos
ton, where he closed his political
speaking tour last night.
Labor Stamps Disapproval.
The American Federation ot
Labor, through its railway de
partment, placed its stamp of dis
approval on the unauthorized strike
and urged all members of affiliated
organizations to refuse to obey the
walkout. A meeting at Kansas City
last night, the biennial convention
of the organization endorsed Presi
dent Wilson's appointments to the
labor board and declared its belief
that labor could confidently expect
Justice through the law creating
the board.
The industrial situation in Ohio
became more ominous today with
more than 100,000 men out of work
in Columbus and virtually every
coal mine in the state closed.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 14. Of
ficials of the Pennsylvania road
early today reported an improve
ment in the strike situation in the
Philadelphia district. Nineteen
more passenger and express goods
trains were operated during the
last 24 hours than were tun the
previous day; and it was announc
ed that the company expected to
move some freight today.
The Reading railway reported
service practically normal. Freight
interruption was due, it was stated,
to the embargoes of connecting
A ray of hope for the settlement
of the strike in this state was seen
in the agreement of the Pennsylva
nia railroad to a proposal made by
the state bureau of mediation and
arbitration to have its general
manager meet representatives of
the strikers, provided they can
speak for all the men who are not
working and that the representa
tives of the unions also shall be
permitted to be present Railroad
officials, however, did not appear
very optimistic over the prospects.
Washington, April 14. A substi
tute for the Republican Joint peace
resolution adopted last week by the
house was introduced today by
Senator McCmnber. of North Da
kota, leader of the Republican miW
reservationists in the peace treaty
He announced that he would
bring it before the special meeting
of the foreign relations committee
called fDr-tomorrow, to consider the
house resolution.
Lawrence Explains Atti
tude On Ground of
(Special to The Argus.)
Washington, D. C, April 14. An
extraordinary, almost incredible,
situation exists inside the Demo
cratic party with reference to the
next presidential nominee. The
true story has been known to few.
It has been kept quiet for a num
ber of reasons. It explains a mul
titude of queries that have been
puzzling the political world includ
ing the mysterious silence of Presi
dent Wilson himself on a third
term. Here are the main points,
but the relationship arid significance
of each to the other must be con
sidered :
First: President Wilson directed
Secretary Tumulty to advise both
Attorney General Palmer and for
mer Secretary William G. McAdoo
on the same day that he had no ob
jection to their candidacies in
deed they were quite "agreeable"
to him.
Second : The president did not say
he would not be a candidate for a
third term himself if the Demo
cratic party wished to draft him
for service once more. Not a word
on this phase of the matter was de
livered by Secretary Tumulty.
Nobody Knows.
Third: Neither Mr. Palmer nor
Mr. McAdoo nor anybody in Wash
ington knows the president's own
purpose with respect to the Demo
cratic presidential nomination. It
was for a long time suspected that
Mr. McAdoo knew the president's
mind but he doesn'U
Fourth: Although Mr. McAdoo
has made several visits to the
White house in recent weeks and
has spent the night tbere, he has
not had the opportunity to talk!
with President Wilson. Whether j
this is due to the president's desire j
to remain absolutely neutral in the
presidential nomination fight in
which his own son-in-law is a re
ceptive candidate or whether -it is
due to Mr. Wilson's unwillingness
to see anybody with whom he might
be tempted to "talk shop' or public
business when his physicians insist
that his attention be given only to
the most vital matters is something
which is puzzling everybody. It is
not unusual for gnests at the White
house not to see the president.
And the circumstances of Mr. Mc-
Adoo's relationship is considered a
plausible factor in the effort of the
president not to appear to be ap
proving or disapproving, anybody's
Even though the treaty and
League of Nations covenant has
failed of ratification since the pres
ident sent word that he did not ob
ject to the candidacies of Palmer or
McAdoo or others, there has been
no word from Mr. Wilson to indi
cate that he would like to be a can
didate himself. Nevertheless after
a careful inquiry among friends of
the president, persons who have
followed the trend of Mr. Wilson's
reasoning in politics for some time,
the writer has become convinced
that President Wilson for a long
time did not wish a third term nor
did he court the" burdens of an
other campaign. The treaty, how
ever, is dear to his heart. The
League of Nations is in his judg
ment an ideal worth laying down
his life to achieve. He doesn't con
sider himself physically too weak
(Continued on page four).
Washington, April 14. The sen
ate pensions committee reported
favorably on the Sells bill provid
ing pensions of from $12 to $30 a
month for disabled veterans of the
Spanish-American war, Boxer up
rising and the Philippines insur
rection. O Q
I the Wauier I
Increasing clondiness and warm
er tonight, with the lowest tempera
ture above freezing. Thursday
showers. Warmer. Highest tem
perature yesterday, 48; lowest last
nieht 35.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Der hour.
Precipitation last 24 hours, none.
12 m. v p.m. 7 a.m.
Tester, yester. today
Dry bnlb 41 44 37
Wet bulb 33 36 34
Rel. humidity ..40 43 81
Daily River Bulletin.
Stage. 24hrs.
St. Paul 8.0 0.3
Red Wine . 7.7 0.3
La Crosse ' 9.6 0.3
Dubuque 16.4 0.8
Le Claire 11.8 0.3
Davennort 15.2 0.5
River Forecast.
Ranidlv falling stages in the
Mississippi will continue from be
low Dubuaue to Muscatine until
heavy rains occur.
f. M. SHERUER, Meteorologist.
Folk Held as Rebels and
Face Immediate Action
by Gen. Carranza.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Mexico City, Mexico, April 14.
Members ,of the Sonora legislature,!
and others participating in the al
leged secessionary movement in
that state will be regarded as
rebels and immediate action taken
accordingly, it was learned offic
ially last night.
General Dieguez, commanding
federal troops which were prepared
to enter Sonora when the state first
protested such action, arrived here
last night from Guadalajara.
He was called by President Car
ranza to confer on plans for a cam
paign against the Sonora forces.
The president also has called t3
the capital Governor Cantu of
Lower California, who has express
ed his loyalty to the government.
Cantu probably will be asked to
take a leading part in the move to
snppress the incipient revolt.
Uree Mediation.
A movement for mediation was
started today by a group of promi
nent citizens of Sonora, who were
in the capital. They were headed
by Roberto Pesquera. former Mex!-
can financial agent at El Paso and
Washington, and widely known in
the United States. Pesquera asked
an audience with President Car
"There is only one hope for sal
vation from national disaster,"
Pesquera said in an interview with
the United Press. "That is media
tion or compromise.
"If the president grants us an
audience we will propose that Gov
ernor De La Huerta (of Sonora)
come to the capital for a confer
ence. The governor is williug.
Then we will suggest that the gov
ernment withhold troops from
Sonora territory until they actually
are needed there.
Sees Hope of Break.
"Should that" be agreed on. I am
confident the Sonora government
will modify its attitude toward one
of recognition of the federal gov
ernment. But if the federal gov
ernment refuses I am fearful of the
consequences, because the people
of Sonora are unanimously behind
their legislature. .
'There are 12,000 armed men in
Sonora who will resist to the last."
Another movement was under
way seeking settlement through
mediation by the federal courts.
The supreme court was to give its
decision on the legal aspects of the
case in the near future.
Both General Alvaro Obregon
and General Pablo Gonzales, rival
presidential candidates, were
scheduled to testify in the case of
Robert Cejudo, former bandit lead
er in Vera Cruz, at this afternoon's
session of the court martial trying
the bandit.
Federals Advance.
El Paso. Texas, April 14. (By
the Associated Press). Eight hun
dred Mexican federal troops in com
mand of Colonel Fox left Juarez to
day over the Mexican Northwest
ern railroad for Casas Grandcs,
Chihuahua. The Carranza troops
arrived in Juarez Tuesday from
Chihuahua City. More federal
troops are enroute to Juarez, ac
cording to information received
there today.
It was stated that the troops
which left today for Casas Grandes
and which are cavalrymen, will
march overland from Casas Grandes
into Sonora and on to Agua Pneta,
opposite Douglas, Ariz.
(By United Piwwi.
Springfield, III., April 14. Sev
eral hundred students of the local
high school today joined the "over
all brigade" and appeared in the
class rooms wearing jeans and
jumpers as a protest against
mountir g clothing prices.
The movement was well organ
ized and as the boys arrived at the
school they were met by the ring
leaders and urged to "beat it home
and change your school colthes for
something common."
In many instances overalls were
not to be had and the boys came
back with khaki trousers and blue
shirts or anything but their school
The organizers of the movement
hope today's demonstration will
spread through the city and lead
to the organization of an "overall
club" in Springfield.
Girls were preparing to don
aprons and gingham dresses.
Terror Spreads as General
Tieup Cripples Larger
Koblin, April 14. (By The
Associated Frets.) Removal of
the hnnger striken from the
Monnt Joy prison was begun at
i o'clock this afternoon. In the
presence of great crowds, am
bulances carried the first of the
prisoners at that hoar to the
Master Misericordia hospital.
Pnblin. April II. All the
hanger strikers among the po
litical prisoners in Mount Joy
jail, who are considered in dan
ger by the prison doctor, will
be released, the lord mayor, in
addressing a crowd this after,
noon, said the viceroy had in
formed him. It is understood
that the strike will be declar
ed off tonight.
' London. April 14. Andrew
Bonar Law. government
spokesman, said in the noose
of commons today that the
Irish government had de
rided to treat those prisoners
in Mount Joy prison, who were
arrested on suspicion hy comix-tent
military authority, dif
ferently from other classes of
prisoners and they would re
ceive ameliorative treatment.
Dublin.. April 14. The general
strike declared yesterday in pro
test against the treatment of the
Irish hunger strikers in Mount Joy
prison continued today with added
tenseness and increased fears of
serious developments. Sixty thou
sand workers in Dublin alone are
on strike.
Police Officer Slain.
Constable Harry Kells was shot
dead while on plain clothes duty in
Camden street this morning. The
constable's assailant was an un
identified young man who made his
There have been rapid develop
ments in connection with the
strike7. Viscount French, the vice
roy, sent for the lord mayor today
and later the military was with
drawn from the vicinity of Mount
Joy prison. One of the prisoners
among the hunger strikers was re
moved to the city hospital in a
state of collapse.
ew Chief Arrhes.
Another development was the ar
rival in Dublin of General Sir
Neville Sir Macready, the new
commander of the forces in Ire
land, who is expected to assume hie
duties at once.
(By United Prewi.
Washington, April 14. A "very
searching investigation" will be
made by the United States into Ger
many's explanation that Paul R.
De Mott. American, was shot while
trying to escape from prison, it
was learned today at the state de
partment. This announcement was made
shortly after the government re
ceived confirmation ot the report
that De Mott had been killed by the
De Mott was accused by the Ger
mans of participating in radical
activities. He was sentenced to
death, according to reports here,
but the German government in re
sponse to a request by the Ameri
can representative in Berlin, agreed
to delay his execution. Meanwhile,
however, it is alleged by Berlin
that De Mott tried to escape from
prison and was sht by guards.
Havana, April 14. Eight Ameri
can sailors were drowned in Man
zanillo harbor when an explosion
set fire to their launch.
London. April 14. Acting Lord
Mayor O'Neill of Dublin and high
Sheriff McWalter appealed inef
fectually to John W. Davis, Ameri
can ambassador, to intervene for
the Irish hunger strikers. . .
Strike of 4,000 Worknyn Ends in
Riot as 1.000 Employes Re.
torn to Work.
Springfield, 111., April 14. Gen
eral Dickson ordered one battalion
of the Eleventh regiment, Illinois
reserve militia, to proceed from
Chicago to Kewance under com
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Wil
liam E. Swanson. General Dick
son left this afternoon to take
charge of the situation. .
General Dickson had received no
reports regarding the situation at
Kewanee. Lieutenant Colonel
Swanson was directed to choose the
companies he desires for service.
Telegram Received.
Acting Governor Oglesby made
public the following telegram re
ceived from Kewanee:
"The strike situation at Kewanee,
111., has reached the point where
the Henry county officials can not
control it. The sheriff and loO
deputies were attacked by a mob
of 400 foreigners at 7:30 o'clock
this morning. Bricks were thrown,
clubs were used and one deputy
and several workmen were serious
ly injured. The mob took a numbi'r
of prisoners away from the sheril
and his deputies.
"We have '385 deputies at work
but fear much worse trouble with
heavy loss of life among our citi
zens. "Officials of the Warworth Manu
facturing company, whose em
ployes are striking and citizens of
Kewanee estimate that 200 radical
reds are now in the city. We, the
undersigned, appeal for immediate
help and ask that you send not less
than 500 troops sufficiently equip
ped with machine guns to put down
the trouble.
(Signed) , ."SAM WILSON,
" ' "Sheriff.
"Deputv Sheriff.
"Stale's Attorney.
"President Chamber of Commerce.'
(Special to The Argus..
Kewanee, 111., April 14. The
Warworth Manufacturing company
is the largest in Kewanee. On
March 17 all of the 4,000 workmen
employed there went on strike to
force the issue for "collective bar
gaining." At that time Sheriff Wil
son deputized between four hun
dred and five- hundred business
men of the town and this loral
'force has succeeded in maintaining
order until last Wednesday when
about one thousand of the strikers
went back to work. Picketing of
the plant by strikers and minor
rioting occurred until this morn
ing's melee between the strike
breakers and pickets has rendered
the situation serious, although no
loss of life has resulted. No prop
erty of the Warworth company has
been damaged.
The extent of the occupation bv
state troops is only to be conjec
tured, it being thought here that
but slight trouble is to be antici
pated. BLAST KILLS 200.
Brussels, April 14. Two hundred
persons are believed to have been
killed as the result of an explosion
in a chemical factory at Stolberg,
near Aix la Chapelle, Rhennish
Wasliinsrtoii. April It. The
senate today failed to art on
the nominations of the mem-"
hers of the railroad labor board
after disrussing the nomina
tions in executive session, for
nearly two hours the senate '
finally deferring action nntil
Washington. April 14. An
armistice between the Union
ists in (.uatemala and forces
of President Estrada Cabrera
has been sirned and the pro
posal made that President Ca
brera leave the country, re
cording to advices today to the
state department.
Copenhagen. April It.-Dr.
Wolfgang kapp. leader of the
recent nnsncressfnl roup d'etat
in Berlin and other men iirom
inently connected with that
movement, have gathered at
Danzig, which was made a free .
city nnder the Polish settle,
ment and are thns ontside Ger
man jnrisdiction, says a Ber
lin dispatch.
Albuquerque. . April 14.
The Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Vj railroad today sas
pended all traffic west of here
because of the switchmen's,
strike. Three westbomd pas-
senger trains are being held
here. Four other passenger
trains doe to arrive later are
to he held. "Stub"' trains are
Mag ru eay , -
Governor's Preference Established With 430 Pre
cincts Still Out; Chicago Mayor Carries Every
Ward but One for Committeemen.
With Illinois Estimates in, Total
Vote for Delegates Is: Wood, til;
Lowden, 47; Johnson, 41.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
New York. April 14. Despite
Governor Frank O. Lowden's vic
tory in the Illinois primary. Major
General Leonard Woo.', apparently
i continued to lead today in the race
for the Republican presidential
Assuming that 35 of Illinois' del
egates will vote for Lowden, 14 for
Wood and one for Senator Hiram
Johnson, the standing on instruct
ed delegates today would be Wood.
64; Lowden, 47; Johnson, 41. Eight
additional delegates will be chosen
in Illinois at the state convention
On the basis of claims of support
of unpledged delegates figuring
that Kansas' 20 would go to Wood
and Wisconsin's 2t to Johnson,
after the early ballots for Gover
nor Henry Allen and Senator Rob
ert LaFollette, respectively the
standing" would be Wood, 137; Low
den. 105; Nicholas Murray Butler
of New York, 8S; Johnson. 67;
Judge J. C. Pritchard of North Car
olina, 2S.
Johnson Surprises.
To political observers, the real
surprise of the Illinois Republican
primary was the large number of
written-in" ballots for Johnson.
The only names printed on the bal- (
lots were those of Lowden and
Wood, but incomplete r2turiis
showed that ' Johnson, who had
made no campaign in Illinois, had!tion to Cook, but all the other 98
polled about 40.000 votes. At I counties went to Governor Low-
Johnson's eastern headquarters
here yesterday it was stated that
he "might possibly get 50.000 'writ-,
ten-in' ballots. The name or
Herbert Hoover also was written
in on some Republican ballots.
None of the Demoiratic candi
dates was entered in the Illinois
primary and that state's 5S dele
gates joined the already large num
ber of uninstructed delegations.
Tennessee Republicans were
holding a state convention in Chat
tanooga today. There were 20 del
egates :.t stake there, of which the
Wood organization claims at least
six went to the cc vent ion pledged
to him.
Nebraska, Ooreia Next.
The next primaries are those of
Nebraska and Georgia, which will"
be held April 20. Both Republicans'
and Democrats vote in the former
state,- in which 16 delegates each
are involved. Supporters of Gen-1 spontaneous vote recorded in 1111
eral John J. Pershing claim he will'nois was tbat for Theodore Roose-
win the Repubkian endorsement.
Johnson is now campaigning there,
The Democrats alone will contest!
for Georgia's 28 delegates, the Re-!
publicans having held a state con-
vention there last week at which
delegations were-elected.
The national convention nn- it de -
ode whether the Wood or lowden
delegates win oe seated.
The Hoover-for-President Vnion.
recently ' formed here as a "non -
partisan organization," has an -
nounced plans for circulating peti -
tions to obtain one mil. ion sigua-1 Johnson was not counted separate
tures of men and women pledging I lv. The figures from 5,260 pre
their votes to T oovc: i cincts out of 5.690 in the state, in-
! eluding all 2,448 in Cook county
EDNA PURVIANCE, ' I showed the following results: ;
, FOIL FOR CHAPLIN, siwden ...i90,4so 32.502 222,982
MAY LOSE BEAUTY Woo(1 134 665 23,743 i58,4os
Johnson . . 35.516 5,365 , 45,193
""""""" Of the district delegates electel
(By tniifd P. ,0 national conventions, all tha
Los Angetes, Cal., April 14. The ; Democrats were- nninatrncted.
film world here today awaited the ; wniie 35 of the Republicans were
verdict of specialists as to whether j pledged to Lowden and 15 ran as
the beauty of Miss Edna Pur-, unpledged. One of the unpledged
viance can be saved. Miss Pur-. delegates in the Tenth district
viance, leading lady for Charlie' (Cook county), had announced that
cnapun, sustained severe cuts on.
the face when she was thrown
through an automobile windshield
in a wreck. . . t - v .. -
A wound extending from the chin
to the tip of the right ear was the
principal iajury. Driving with C.
M. Greer, New York, yesterday,
their car was struck-and over
turned at a crossroads by a small
automobile driven by two negroes,
Chicago, April 14. With
.V.T24 out of 5,690 precincts in
Illinois, including Cook roanty.
heard from, the preferential
presidential vote stood:
Lowden. 22.fi46.
Wood, 15$,4SI.
Johnson, 46.6.'9.
This gives Governor Lowden
a new plurality of 6K33.
Chicago, April 14. According te
latest returns today. Governor
Frank O. Lowden of Illinois won
the Republican presidential prefer
ence primary in his home state yes
terday by a plurality of 64,574, on
returns from all but 430 scattered
precincts, although General Leon
ard Wood carried Cook county (Chi
cago.) by 27,443, and Senator Hirari
Johnson of California, whose name
had to be written on the ballot,
surprised political leaders hy run
ning up a vote of 45,193 votes, in
cluding 40,881 in Cook county.
There were no Democratic candi
dates on the ticket, but several
names were written in by a few
hundred voters.
Thompson Sweeps Chicago.
Mayor William Hale Thompson
of Chicago, Republican national
committeeman for Illinois, carried
every ward except one for com
mitteeman, thereby gaining com
plete control ot the Cook county
organization for four years.
While less than half the vote In
the state was cast, and only a
sixth as many women as men went
to the polls, feminine thrift added
to the pluralities by which four
bond issues for $:!4,000,000 for
municipal improvements were de
feated in Chicago. On the primary
candidates, the proportion of wom
en to men was about the same for
the two leading candidates, but on
the bond issues, the female per
centage ran much higher on thu
negative vole.
Where Wood Leads.
General Wood, the only candi
date to make a campaign in the
state, carried McDonough, Alexan-
j der and puiaskj counties in add
; den. who on the incomplete unof-
j neial returns scored a majority of
i9,3si over his opponents. The
'governor rolled up a vote down-
state that reached a margin of as
high as seven to one in one or two
counties, bringing him to the Cook
county line with nearly 100,000
lead over General Wood. ;
Johnson Vote Surprise, - i
The surprise of the primary, ac-'
cording to supporters ot.both Gov
ernor Lowdea end General Wood
was the large number of voters
who wrote in the name of Senator
Johnson, who had made no speeches
in Illinois, and had no organisa
tion. . Supporters of both regular
candidates asserted that the John
son vote hurt their candidate to
the benefit of the other. Never in
Illinois or possibly national noil-'
I tics had so many voters voted a"
'sticker ticket. The largest previous
veil in 1916. when some 12,000
votes were written in for him. : ,
Fewer Women for Johnson.
in rhiran whore the bulk of
i, ha Mnnn into was r-ast. th..
Johnson vote showed a smaller
'percentage of women 1han that for '
; Governor Lowden or General Wood,
'The leaders polled about one-sixth
ias many foruale as male votes
' while the ( alifornian polled only
! one-seventh as many women as
! men
! The woman vote downstate for
he would support Senator Johnson
and the other 14 were adherents
of Mayor Thompson. The eight
delegates-at-large will be selected
at the state convention later. ,
New York, April 14. More than
1,000 girls arrived from Ireland,
believed to be the forerunner . ot
many more to come.

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