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iction Held as Zleans of
Throughout Nation Walkouts Occur at Sa
vanna and Galeaburg, T3L, .Today.
' (By Awociated Press.) ' J
; WMhlnctos, Jnne 2iV Preil. ;
int WIImi sent a message to
4sjr to the railroad labor board .
" at Ckleafo arglnff that It make
aa Immediate award of the
wage eoatroTersy. The text of
the message was not made pub
' lie at the White honse.
Annonncement of the president's
action was made after W. N. Doak,
ties president of the trainmen's
brotherhood., bad called at the
White house and conferred with
Secretary Tumulty.
'.Mr. Doak said bo would make a
statement later in the day.
' ' . Message Delayed. ' '
president Wilson's message ask
iag tfiat the railway wage board
glre an immediate decision -in the
wage controversy has not yet been
received here, the board announced
tip. m.
The board's decision' revising
vtges of all railroad employes
pofcably will be banded down wiCh-
a the next two weeks, it was in
cited. .
. Judge R. M. Barton, chairman of
U board,' said the impatience of
nilroad men to get a decision was
-sly delaying the case. . He declar-
I the board's deliberations were
iWng interrupted scores of times
illy by delegations of railroad
r Strike X Deterrent.
: the board's publicity department
, SMSved that the delay In reaching
atciaion had nothing to do with
tte arMat railroad strikes and
bW the board believed the strikes
vould continue even after the wage ;
can 11 settled, i- , ': ' v.
Tht strikes, It was said, are'
prompted by aa internal light for!
control or the railway unions and
tot primarily by dissatisfaction
with wages. The wage question has
keen Injected, it was Intimated, to
Iceslve the public.
The labor board declined to con
ddtr the claims of the strikers, the
jiUroads announced that the men's
places were vacant and that they
su lost all seniority rights, and
tst brotherhoods are suDoortlnc
tt railroads and the labor board in
tteir stand.
- Demand Foil Seniority.
The strikers, however, have nnti-
M the labor board and President
Wilton that they will accept no de
cisloB which does not Include the
restoration of their positions with
foil seniority rights. .
uncials of tbe IS railroad unions
If to meet here Frldav for consnl-
wn and to learn, If possible,,!
ww me Doara win aeciae the
eg cases.
rridav nifht a mn mMHnrvlll
held by the Chicago Yardmen's
HMclation and tbe United Engine-
association, the two striking
Wtau. to lay their case before tbe
The strike spread to Hannibal;
. today, when 65 Burlinaton
witchmen failed to report for
fa- At Savanna, 111., 60 men
d out last night
! qiliyUDITOR
MIcb., June 2Z. Author
investigating the killing of
," Dwyer of Middle bo ro, Ky.,
iW'tllng auditor of. the United
2J workers of America, in an
" last night, today questioned
the party of lawyers, who
tw ,n the office. -iJJMh
H. Oohany, prominent at
and bank director, said to
Su.. ' lett IoM wltn the union
JJfW when the party broke up,
C the psychopathic ward of a
Jiosplui. He told the police
' had found Dwyer on the
r aad bail HrtmA kim . m
" Dwyw w UU In the chair,
gtttyaald. when he left the of -
af examination this morning
that death was caused by
S2?B of brain, not atrmn
' w as at first reported.
T!lIUr,kret Zlnk. a Janitress,
Kir lice last night she had
Tf en quarreling la the law
204 that she saw two men
7"MI on the floor.
lco City. Mexico, Jane 83.
nn for national electloas Issued
secretary of the Interior to
'" the date for the congres-
al a t
ew president will be cho-
Sunday; fct. . ,
Ending Sporadic Strikes
Old Guard Wanted Un
root, But Got Their
Wire Crossed.
(Special to The Argus.)
Portland, Ore., June 23. Harding
and Lenroot was to have been the
Republican ticket and the combina
tion might have prevailed at Chi
cago, but for the interference of
Wallace McCamant, delegate from
Oregon, who spoiled the .plans of
the old guard by nominating Gover
nor Coolidge . at the psycological
moment wnen the enure convention
was weary of balloting and tbe
name or the Massachusetts gover
nor seemed to offer a popular can'
didacy for vice president.
"Shortly after the nomination of
Senator Harding," relates Mr. Mc
Camant, who has Just returned here
from the Chicago convention,, "the
word was passed around that Sen
ator Lenroot of Wisconsin was to
be his running mate. In common
with other members of the Oregon
delegation, I did not receive the
suggestion with enthusiasm for sev
eral reasons. :. In tbe flrst place, Mr.
Lenroot had a prominent pert some
years ago in the fight to depose
John C. Hpooner, one of tbe strong
est and best political figures Wis
consin ever had, in tator of Robert
M. LaFollette. ' Further than thati
his war record was none too good.
I felt that we must look for leaders
from those whose Americanism
rang true during the great test.
Together with other members of the
Oregon delegation, we talked the
matter over during tbe few minutes
that we had and "Judge Carey , of
Oregon, suggested that I nominate
Governor Coolidge as ( Oregon's
"During this time some one bad
nominated Lenroot and when I
Jumped on top of a chair with the
idea of nominating the Massachu
setts governor, I think the chair
man thought I wanted to second
Lenroot's nomination. At any rate,
be recognized me readily in spite
of the uproar the hall was in, and
all I had to say was merely that
the citisens of Oregon had instruct
ed the Oregon delegation to nom
inate one of the great citisens of
Massachusetts (Senator Lodge) for
vice president, but inasmuch as that
statesman bad asked that his name
not be used, we desired to place
In nomination tbe name of another
of Massachusetts' great leaders.
Governor Coolidge. When the
Massachusetts members heard the
name, they went wild. Jumped upon
chairs and shouted the name of
"From many points throughout
(Continued on Page Five.)
Spriogfleldr 111.. June 23. A pen
sion proposal lor tne state consu
tuiion. to renlace the one kilted
three weeks ago. which It was said
would Mddle a S40.000.000 cnicajto
deficit on the state, was adopted in
committee of the whole by the Basic
law makers this morning, 43 to 18.
Evadlne- the objeetion to the or
iginal section, the substitute pro
vides that no obligation has been
imposed on ibe state "to create or
maintained by contributions from
the 'compensation of public em
ployes, and such employes Inter
est "shall attach only to the fund
accumulated." y. 'v
Pension funds in Chicago have,
it was said, a $40,000,000 deficit,
which - under tbe original' section
might be made a part of the en
tire state's burden. ,
-The committee of the whole also
adopted a section providing for tbe
construction of roads and cartways,
and started discussion of the pro
posal, to authorise legislative ap
propriation for tbe aid of drainage
; Sew . York, June it. Gimbel
Brothers of New York, operators of
a large department store here and
MmtiMi fc Interests which own
. .!!. MtaMishfiianta
m aumw
cities, today wMjMSetgd I e 15T
'coot tor 11 42 1 -r
Army ef Peace Xeves Against
Grabi Twches Harvest ,
Wfeeat Crop. -
' ' (Br United Pims.)
Hutchinson, Kan June 23. An
army of peace ' today Is moving
against a whole state of waving
golden grain. A line drawn across
Kansas diagonally from Kansas
City down to the southwest corner
of the state marks the line of ad
vance of the harvesters. A
Countless binders and headers,
drawn by horses, mules and trac
tors, are slowly working their way
northward against the rippling
fields of ripened wheat, leaving be
hind the stubble and toiling shock
ers..', . ..; . -
Migratory workers, college stu
dents, city workers who have heard
the call of the country and the
farmers' families, too, follow the
humming binders and shock the
bundles to keep tbe wheat up out
of the dew aad rain.
Hard on Tenderfoots.
To tbe raw help the work puts
kinks in the back and wobbles -in
the knees. To the seasoned farm
hand it brings the sweat of the
brow and appetite unappeasable.
'Round and 'round the thousands
of wheat fields go the binders and
headers. Close behind follow the
ever present shockers. Meanwhile,
the sun beams down curing the
grain, the reapers standing it the
best they can.
Occasionally the water boy
comes along. To tbe harvester no
drink tastes better. Now and then
a band must stop and dig out the
wheat barbs that have worked their
way to the skin with maddening
"Honrs" TIB Dinner.
It seems hours before the call
for dinner comes. Then it is that
the game seems worth while. The
farmers' wives and daughters pour
out the fat of the land. They cook
all day that this harvest amy may
be' fed. r '"S-r 'V'
An hour off ' for man and beast
and the army moves again on its
objective. And each group of har
vesters stays with Its own sector
until the field Is "mopped up." Then
the harvest ; hands move north
again. With no freight ears in
sight to move this year's crop, the
farmers are stacking their grain.
The city boys are showing pitch
fork movements that were never
taught on the farm. They wield
tbe tines like bayonets, their
thrusts and parries plainly Indicat
ing their army-training.
Ah-pUne for War Color. ' -An
airplane butted Into the har
vest near Milton, Kan., Just to car
ry out the army picture. Two Ok
lahoma aviators swooped down in
Callle Handy's stubble field becau.o
of engine trouble. The plane
frightened a team which ran away,
overturning a binder. The aviators
loaded Handy into their plane, flew
to Norwich, 10 miles away, and re
turned with repairs for the binder
in 45 minutes. A tew minutes lat
er the airmen were off to Oklahoma
and Handy's binder again was clip
ping 20-bushel wheat.
The labor - situation remains a
real mystery without solution. The
"woods are full" of harvest handv
Every village is overrun with them.
Whether there is going to be sur
plus or shortage of labor no one
seems to know.
Washington, Jane S3 Aawr
lean nUsslenarles scatlened at
Heskt, Persia, near the Cas
pian sea, retired treat that
town, when the bolshevtU ap-
preached It. aad are sale, the,
state deaMrtaseat was advised
today by the Asserlesm legailea
Cirard. Kasw Jane tsVOae
aa has suffered the probable
lees ef sight la eae eye. aad
naaeroas other persona bear
scratches as the result ef aa
Invasion ef belligerent screech
ewla that have terrorised 6lr.
ard aad vicinity for nwre thaa
- a week. -
II Paee, Texas, Jane SsV
VOUataa have again eat the
rail read between Jimiaes aad
rami. Chihuahua, aererdlng
te Ufermatlea received here. -
Kansas City, hTe. Jnne tV
In a telegram seat treat Paeb-
le. Cele. treat tbe I
Vlsseari delegates te the
emtio aatteaal eenrei
Barrio JL Jeaklas, Kaasas Chy
rtertrawn-paetHaen, annotate-dtatnhaBUWy(el4-
ed te ptaee the name ef WlUhns
CL HeAdee before the ftosne.
eraUe aatteaal eeaveaOea for
the preaUeney.
Feet Worth, Texas, Jane S3.
The trst catlsad -of new
Texe weat reachst the jaaew
tH r-e tjr fr Caclut,
hots still
erin strife
Troops Passive While Mal
contents Besume Ter
rors of Civil War.
Londonderry, Ireland, June 23.
There was no cessation . today in
the battle between Unionist and Na
tionalist factions which has kept
Londonderry in a terror stricken
state for several days.
During the night, the rival fac
tions erected additional barricades
from . which they kept up a con
tinuous fire. At times the shoot
ing reached the intensity of volleys.
The malcontents today were in
entire charge of most of the city
and it even was impossible to
learn the number of casualties. .
Fear to Remove Bodies.
Reports were that several bodies
had been seen lying in Bishop
street, but it was worth one's life
to attempt to get to Bishop street
to verify the reports.
The miliary remained passive,
the troops watching bodies of
armed men pasa through the side
streets to their battle positions.
Considerable fighting occurred on
the water front, which was cut off
from the rest of the town. The cen
tral police station was isolated
from the other stations and the po
lice virtually were besieged.1
Sinn Feiners Mobilised.
It was rumored that a force of
Sinn Feiners was 'gathering out
side the city and also that the Irish
volunteers were to take a hand. .
No more troops had arrived in
Londonderry up to this afternoon.
It was reported, however, that an
additional battalion was on the
As many persons as are finding
it possible to do so, are leaving
j Wont Move Monltioaa. v.f!
Dublin, June 23. There was no
notable change today in the rail
way situation caused by the refusal
of railway men to handle muni
tions or operate trains with troops
on board. .
The determination recently .dis
played by the men not to move
trains that were boarded by the po
lice was causing inconvenience.
One train with 700 passengers
was stopped at a small town last
night when the police boarded It.
The . constables declined to alight
and the passengers were forced to
get to their destinations - as best
they could. - '. v
(By United Ftcm.)
Los Angelea, CaL, June 23. An
other earthquake shock shook Los
Angeles at' 4:20 a. m. today.
The shaking was violent enough
to awaken sleepers, but did no ap
preciable damage to property.
A graveyard in Inglewood, Los
Angeles suburb, was one of the
main victims of the quakes of the
but two days. One tall shaft was
snapped off four feet from the
ground. A granite mausoleum was
riven. Numerous headstones top
pled over or were twisted about
Reports of individuals that tre
mors were felt during the night
were not generally believed. There
were no seismographs-, here and
those at a- distance showed no disturbance.--'
. Inglewood residents for the most
part slept outdoors last night.
Many had fled to other cities. The
city marshal and " hastily sworn
deputies stood guard last night. .
- Scientists said the disturbances
of tbe past 24 hours were due to a
local slip of the coast earth fault,
which extends almost the length
of the Pacific coast They believed
tbe quake period ended now. ' '
Marion. Ohio. June 21 In the
past several years six Marion chil-
-dran have been named after War
ren G. Harding, . the . Republican
presidential nominee. . At Cbrlat-
maa time. Senator Harding has al-
with a 4 gold piece.
Blace hie nomination " to tbe
preeloeacy many children all over
the country have been named for
Harding. - Hie frienda here are
wondering if each, new nameea
mt rwstfve the eaatomsry Cfcriat-
XUA.O rnivuruRi uat. nis,
. Candidacy Keeps Com
ing Back to Life. :
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
San Francisco, June 23. The Mc
Adoo candidacy, bearing marks of
rough, treatment and with the "Ir
revocable" brick still tied about its
neck, was back from its premature
watery grave today and meowing
aa loudly as ever about the Demo
cratic door.
About the time its tormentors
consigned it to death and they in
clude William O. McAdoo himself
the candidacy just naturally
turns up again and its friends and
protectors hastily unpack the old
pulmotor, shoot a little oxygen into
it and it's as good as new.
Tbe situation regarding McAdoo
and the Democratic presidential
nomination varies almost hourly.
but so far it always has resolved
itself back to tbe position that cer
tain of the former cahineter's
strongest admirers will take the
bit in their teeth and nominate him
by main strength.
Boper Steps Down,
Each day the outward signs in
dicate more and more plainly that
McAdoo and his personal coterie
of friends are determined that he
shall neither acquire- the nomina
tion nor nave it thrust upon him.
For Instance, Daniel C. Roper, who
waa to have been drum malor .for
the McAdoo band wagon out here.
haa cancelled his hotel reserva
tions, apparently accepting his for
mer chiefs verdict as final.
Politician who were supporting
VVlous of McAdoo's rivals for the
numtnatioa outwardly are satisfied
that be is through and that any
organised attempt to put him over
would fail dismally, but privately
many of - these same politicians
nave figured it out thus:
McAdoo is tbe most astute poli
tician in the country." He realised
that he would be in tbe same posi
tion as General Leonard Wood at
Chicago; that is, that all his op
ponents would unite at the start to
eliminate him. -
Bay be Strategy."
Because of the two-thirds rule in
Democratic conventions the chances
were all In favor of his rivals
deadlocking the convention against
him and forcing his withdrawal.
In view of this, he and his chief
advisers decided that the way to
defeat this strategy was to let the
other candidates deadlock them
selves; then, with the convention
impasse, McAdoo would . come for
ward aa a "compromise candidate"
or a "dark horse," or what you
will, tipping the convention over
into a landslide.
All the foregoing, or course, .is
the merest surmise on tbe part of
the persons who refuse to believe
McAdoo is sincere in his retirement
from the race, but many political
observers see in it the essence of
logic, and some of the "wise ones"
were circulating about thelobbies
last night quietly offering even
money on McAdoo's nomination.
Many Women for Wilson.
Man? of the women delegates
have openly declared themselves in
favor of a third term ior rresiaeni
Wilson end announced they would
vote for him on the flrst ballots.
Miss Mary Foy, Los Angeles, said
she would do so and thus hoped
to start a strong movement for the
executive. - '
Obviously, the unblushing candi
dacies that are going the strongest
at present are those of Governor
James E. Cox, Attorney General A.
Mitchell Palmer and Governor Ed
ward I. Edwards. Only the latter
two have opened headquarters here,
though Cox boosters are on tbe
Job and Senator Robert Owen has
been on tbe ground personally tor
several days.
Things are slow in getting start
ed along "Presidential Row." and
apparently, McAdoo and Wilson
will continue to form the princi
pal subjects of conversation up to
the opening of the convention Mon
day. Mack Boosts Governor Smith.
Norman E. Mack, Buffalo pub
lisher, has let it be known that he
is for Governor Smith for the nom
ination and believe the entire New
York delegation will aide with him.
It has been known for some time
that the New Yorkers who are un
der unit rule planned to cast their
90 votes for Smith on the first oai-
w tin. it waa lunmnf this was
only in the nature of a compliment
snrama patbiotic
Eonasnr LATETI3
' fiflanatl Ohio. June 23. Sing
ing of patriotic songs in. the Latin
language will be one of the tea-
tares of the first meeting of tbe
American classic league, ' which
opened hers today.
The league has ill view' the fan
T roveai sat at hn school aad col
VOstraiuicj hvtt
Bryan Attdcte M'Adoo
Candidacy Because of
Relationship to Wilson
Iti nnflalhlA TlamAVBtt nilHIitfttMil'
for the presidency, W. J. Bryan, in
an article in his newspaper, "The
I Commoner." published . here. : de-
Clares that former Secretary of the
Treasury William G. McAdoo Is
handicapped as a candidate Mby bis
dent." while President Wilson him
self, he says, "need not be consid
ered." Asserting that Mr. McAdoo is
also handicapped by "his silence on
tbe peace treaty," Mr. Bryan de
clares Mr. McAdoo is unable to call
his support "those to whom the
president's r candidacy appealed
with special force" and that he
would "furnish an easy mark for
all of the president's enemies."
The article says, however, that
Mr. McAdoo has considerable
strength among wage earners.
Puaetnres Wilson Bubble.
Referring to President Wilson,
Mr. Bryan says that "while vague
hints and suggestions have been
thrown out occasionally, no one
claiming, to speak for the president
or near enough to him to be as
sumed to express his wishes has
announced his candidacy."
Herbert C. Hoover is eliminated
from the list of candidates whom
Mr. Bryan considers "available"
while Senator Owen of Oklahoma,
and Secretary of Agriculture Mdre-
dlth are described as being ''among
the few available men thus far
mentioned." '.:
To be available this year, Mr.
Bryan' asserts,- a candidate mu?
be known to be for woman suffrage,
for prohibition and "against Wall
street" t
Reaction for Palmer.
As to Attorney-General Palme?,
Mr. Bryan says he entered the cam
paign in a position "to deal iternly
with the profiteer and an expectant
public stood ready to applaud, but
the profiteer seems to have things
all his Own way and the attornev
general is now suffering from the
reaction." . - .
He adds that the attorney-gen
eral is unfortunate, too. in having
to espouse, the ratification of the
treaty without reservations."
Former Speaker Clark of the
house of representatives is men
tioned as having his own state be
hind him, while opposition to Gov
ernor Edwards of New Jersey and
Governor Cox of Ohio is reiterated.
Vice President Marshall Is ac
cused of making "a feeble bid for
the 'wet' vote."
"Judge Gerard's candidacy has
South Dakota's support and he has
many personal friends among other
delegates," Mr. Bryan says. .
. (By United Pnaa.i
Minneapolis. Minn.. June . 23.
Miss Elly Hope Anderson, "mys
terious woman in black from Min
neapolis," prepared today to return
to New York city to add her mite
of information concerning those
around Joseph Bowne Elwell, mur
dered whist expert .--
Miss Anderson was with Von
Schlegell while Elwell. Von Schle
gell's divorced wife and a party
dined at a nearby table the. night
of the murder. She previously told
of the apparent pleasantries when
Elwell and Von Schlegell met on
the dance floor.
She and Von Schlegell arrived
at her home shortly, before 10
o'clock the evening of the murder.
Miss Andersen said. . The next
morning she breakfasted with him
at his apartment. Miss Anderson
said she started for the train to
Minneapolis - immediately - after
breakfast r
"It was on the train that I first
learned tf Mr. Eiwell's death," she
said today.' "A newsboy came' cry
ing All about tne Elwell -murder.
"I do-not see why they called me
the mystery woman," she protest
ed today. "I was there all the' time
ready to tell what I knew.".
Miss Anderson said she first met
Von Schlegell at a tea party In
New "York and later learned he was
a former neighbor in Minneapolis.
' Fair tonight and probably Thurs
day. Rising temperature. i
Highest yesterday. 78; lowest last'
night. 66. ,
Wind velocity at 7 a. m.,' S miles
perhour. . , , ,
Precipitation in last 24 hours, .03
inch. . ,.
Una. t pun. 7 am,
- ' Tester, yestar. today
Dry bulb temp. ...73 .73 - ' (1
Wet bulb temp 61 : 80 68 '
Relative humidity. 60 . 46 gj
River stage, 7.6, a rise of .J in
hut 24 hours.
River, forecast p Slowly rising
stages in the Mississippi wfn con -
anno irom neiow Dubuque to Mne -
One More Campaign Director Add
ed Today to Executive Commit
tee Chosen Yesterday.
(By United Firm.)
Washington, June 23. The name
of one more member of the execu
tive committee which is to manage
the campaign of Senator Warren
G. Harding for the presidency was
to be announced here today.
With this .announcement cam
paign machinery will be complete.
Meantime Republican leaders are
considering steps toward final rati
fication of the federal woman suf
frage amendment so that all worn-
may have the opportunity of
voting in the fall elections, it was
said here. It is believed that the
Republican states of Vermont and
Connecticut will be quietly asked
to call special legislative sessions
to furnish the one more state rati
fication necessary. .
Party Pilots Picked.
The Republican campaign organ
ization will be complete with' the
naming today of one more direc
tor.. The executive committee selected
to manage the campaign consists
of ten men and seven women, one
of whom Will be vice chairman and
another assistant secretary. Their
names were announced as follows:
Will H. Hays, chairman ex
officio. Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton,
vice chairman, Ohio.
Harry M. Daugherty, Ohio. .
' Mrs. Katherine Phillips Ed.
, son, California. - -, ...if. .
Mrs. Manley L. Fogseen.Mln
nesota. Jake L. Hamon. Oklahoma.
' John W. Hart, Idaho. . ,
A. T. Hert, Kentucky. -Charles
1). Hilles, Sew York.
' It B. Howell. Sebraska.
Mrs. Jeanette A. Hyde, Ctah.
Mrs. Arthur Livermore, New
Boies Penrose, Pennsylvania.
' Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Rob
inson, Sew York.
Mrs. Christine Bradley, South
. Kentucky, assistant secretary.
John W. Weeks, Massachus
etts. ' ..
Ralph E. Williams, Oregon.
In addition, the following are ex
offlcio members of the executive
John T. Adams, Iowa, vice
chairman of national commit-
Clarence B. Miller, Minneso
ta, secretary of national com
mittee. Fred W. Upham, Illinois,
treasurer of national commit
tee.' Announcement of the completion
of the organization work was made
after a two days' conference attend
ed by Senator Harding, Chairman
Hays, Harry M. Daugherty. and a
sub-committee of the Republican
national committee.
Washington, June 23. Senator
Harding, Republican presidential
nominee, continued his conferences
with Republican leaders today, dis
cussing with them plans for his
campaign and subjects with which
he will deal in his speech of ac -
ceptance. - ' '
Senator Harding received a let
ter today from William Cooper
Procter of Cincinnati, manager for
Major-General Leonard Wood - '.n
his campaign, for the presidential
nomination, in which Mr. Procter
promised the senator bis loyal sup
port "both before and after the elec
tion.". .. .: A
It was announced ' today ' thit
present plans were . for Senator
Harding' to leave Washington Jul v
. . -
a iur a ib auiue hi Marion, unio.
where a home coming celebration
will be held in his honor on July
nrtn. , , , .. ,
Senator Harding) today received a
letter from Theodore Roosevelt
saying: "The country needs some
one who will with comprehensive
knowledge of governmental machinery,-
restore to the various
branches their proper functions."
Mr. Roosevelt said.. "I assure you
that you are that man." '
, .
Kew YotkV Jnne '23. Four men
detained at tbe Ellis Island immi -
grstion station for. deportation, as
stowaways, escaped to tbe mainland
' today la a rowboat
1 . , l-'-Taaoa officials would not
1 .', l t-eSr names. '
;:e oavn
Almost Certainty , Dsc?
: Hank Fight Will Htxci "f
; Convention Floor, , .
San Francisco, Cal.. June 21.
Rumblings of Democratic discard
over the prohibition issue became '
hourly more ominous today as ooh. '
egates and party chiefs arrived la -increasing
numbers for the nation-.
al convention.
Hope that the gathering storm i
might spend itself behind the Clos
ed doors of the platform committee
virtually was abandoned by the!1
leaders, and they prepared to taca
an out-break of tempestuous dis
turbance on the floor of the con
vention! r
Such a ; development, it raa
agreed everywhere, would hold '
many dramatic possibilities, in
cluding a further complication of
the uncertain outlook as to the .
presidential nomination.
AnU-Drys Gaining. '
Already the overshadowing le- .
sue in pre-convention conferences, -the
question of a platform declare- v
tion against the present "bone dry"
law almost took the whole stage for
itself today as the gathering dele
gates heard of Postmaster Gener
al Burleson's announcement, tor a ,
modification of the Volstead act
By many accustomed to regard
the postmaster general as a politi
cal spokesman tor the White house,
this was accepted as a warning Of
which way the wind of adminis
tration influence would blow.
Others among the party leaders
refused to 'take that view.
Mr. Burleson, who announced hie
stand yesterday at San Antonio,
Texas, -jWUlPt. reach San Fran
cisco i unui late in the week.
Finish Fight Forecast.
What everyone here does know,
however, is that both sides of the
controversy ' are bringing their
heaviest artillery for a finish fight.
After many conferences in an effort
for harmony, Homer S. Cummings,
the national chairman, said today
it seemed to be a "fair bet" that
the question would be taken to the
convention floor for a settlement
regardless of what decision was
made in the platform committee. '
Closely intertwined with the pro
hibition question, is the problem
of selecting a platform in sympathy
with the league platform agreed
upon. Among many of the practi
cal politicians there Is a feeling
that the two decisions must he set
tled virtually at one stroke. So the
pleas of candidates' managers are
falling t n deaf ears for tbe present,
while the leaders get their bearings
on tbe more immediate question of,
a "bone dry" or a beer platform. -
Leagne Only Sideshow. ;
The League of Nations disagree-'
ment, along with several other dis
puted platform issues, has followed
the question of candidates ' into
temporary eclipse. Among most
of the leaders, it is agreed - that
whatever trouble develops over that
treaty will only be a drop in thet
bucket compared to the prohibition I
fight. ,
Leaders - of the bone dry forces)
were confident today that ' they
would command a good majority hi
tbe platform committee, where each
state has only one member, andl
could keep out of the committee re-i
port' any declarations for a change!
in the present law. .- " .- i
With this view most of the oV
posing managers privately agreed,'
but they declared that when an ap
peal was taken to the convention
itself, the vote would, tell a naucb
different story. ''
Large States Hold Fewer.7
The large' states, it was pointed
while having only one . vote
each in tbe committee, wilt hasjs a
much greater voice in tbe whole
(Continued on Page Four).
Jtnlfimnr MA . June
! ina within several hundred let
! . iai. Im
the great Are of wlpea
; vnere
out Baltimore's business district oo
gan, flames early this morning prac
tically wrecked the seven-story
building at S7 Hopkins place, and
qnickiy spread to oar other otreo-
tUT6S. ' '' u -"'v '
'The damage accord in to l asu r
ancenen at tbe scene will likely
reach $1,000,000.
MAY B2 $1,000,003
i .Toledo. Ohio. June 23-Govern
.ment agents, investigating the die.
' appeeranoe of mdnnnce equipment
at the Erie proving grounds at Fori
Clinton, 40 miles east of here, re
uouniea tn
than! anffArtai tftsfekw. a
the parties , guilty el thefts lb' ''.
twill amount close Aa fUM a-

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