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pwr Issue Cocizj to
Orersli&dow All Oth.
i ; ers at Frisco.
- 1. (8pcll to The Argns.) - .
U Francisco, CHf., June 25-
raiiam Gibbi McAdoq'i declara
thftt be wm not quitting the
wldentiai race because of ill
ja!th strengthened his position
ttth his many friends here who
Sid come to the conclusion that
adrlce of a physician had'tome
jBg to do with his abrupt refusal
if Jiare his name presented to the
tatocratlc national contention.
Bat the statement made no" refer
sM to the second theory generally
tranced here that President Wil
M and his former secretary of the
inssury hare concluded that it
Mold be embarrassing to both men
to consent to the candidacy of one
vkese distinguished father-in-law
k taking such a prominent part in
timing the platform of this con-
tsnion. -
v o the McAdoo forces have taken
renewed lift and have rearrang-
their lues. They are now con
fktced McAdoo deliberately with
tw and failed to encourage any
tsrement for himself simply be
evue he bettered the only way the
Mlnatlon. should come to him, if
st 11, would be after the convent
M had spontaneously chosen him
tShout regard to his own wishes
if say suggestion direct or indirect
ten the White house. . He would
Ilia an Infinitely stronger position
kVe the country If so nominated
ft would not be obligated either
1 U distinguished rather-ln-law
yone else and "would be atwo
t tf free from pledges or ; pre-
amntion promiseii. :
Wtth the single question Of 111
MHh removed which, by the way,
Mated .McAdoos 'friends more
ttss snything else, for it was the
mil way they could account for
tki raddenness and mssterionsness
el Us tactics, there is a change
INS despondency to enthusiasm in
W McAdoo camp. They are now
fcttrmined -to go ahead,' and the
mmncement that Dr. Burris Jen
Xt of Kansas City will place Mc
leo's name In nomination without
'M consent has aerred to concen
tnts attention upon the nominating
IBMch. ;
Mr. McAdoo, Incidentally, In his
ktest statement appears to be la
irlBg under the impression that
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
lta Francisco, June 85. The ln
B of delegates and visitors to
t national Democratic convention
VU reach its peak late tonight or
jMy tomorrow and trains bearing
vtt convention-bound, travelers
Q arrive here before midnight
V J11 Illlnol delegation, which ar
) 4 tote last night, was the first
f aplete state outfit on the scene.
tlUaolsans were closely fol?
jd by Florida's delegation.
Mint IMrlnl tnlna with atrhtv
jw ere supplementing the regular
2Td trains carrying today's
rnvaii. -
.1S2! tte 8Uona scheduled
SJfnre today were those from
"u Carolina, Montana, Missouri,
. New York, Pennsylvania,
WWioma, Utah. Oregon and Idaho.
Jjrand KapMs. Wis, June 25.
r v Indians of the Wlnnwn
5e landed' m Justice court here
A of disagreement with
fwntte man's marriage law.
"BUliam Decorah and Maggie
1 claimed that they were mar
l Decorah having informed the
parenU of the fact, and
having the leader of tribe an
ee it He decided, however,
ee married according to Wiscon-
Charils Lorwe met Sue Eagle,
he loved her and believing in
ul!ty, they declared them
married. The marriage was
announced by the tribe and no
tort niade of tt. Lorwe refused
1 ain papers that would gtve
his freedom. Both men are
educated, Decorah having
nverseas, ana are en-
a ts dttiaBaUSk
0:318.C jVal AS
Uaiamimerr vr keraal &UU
UeM nbtn AWs Aetrre .
-Baatrj Eeyerta Tmkle
Londonderry, Jane 25. London
derry, since fridar last, the km
of violent street warfare; between
Unionist, Nationalist and V Sinn
Fein factions, today was approach
ing a normal condition. The banks
and many shops -were open and
people ventured into the streets.
The food supply was short, how
ever, and the town sUll was with
out gae. ,.;'.,v,, '.r.-, -
Fighting between the warring
factions since midnight was con
fined to sniping, the rival ele
ments evidently fearing to at
tempt massed activities in view of
the increased military forces. '
. ' Seldieri Seek Snipers. - ' -
The soldiers, trying to ferret out
snipers, took over St Columba's
college. The trees in the campus
had sheltered several snipers.
A concllliation . committee repre
senting all classes Is being appoint
ed to end the fighting. This ac
tion was taken as the result of a
conference between the military
and the Irish government officials.
' - Oalbreak at Baitry.
Ban try. County Cork, Ireland,
June 25.-What was apparently a
concerted ' series of - outrages
against Sinn . Felners, occurred
here last night. One death and the
burning of several homes, and
shops resulted. . - '
' Cornelius Crowley, 20, was shot
dead in bed by a group of masked
men. who later set fire to the shop
and dwelling of a local merchant.
Both Crowley and the merchant in
question were reputed to be, prom
inent In Sinn Fein circles.
Others Victimised. f
Other houses belonging" to Sinn
Felnerg were broken Into, threats
of shooting were made against the
occupants,, and some of the houses
were destroyed b,flre,
. . - , (By United FM.)
San Francisco, June 25. The im
pression grew along presidential
row today that the candidates for
the . Democratic nomination would
find themselves lined up in a "wet"
and "dry" battle at the outset of
the balloting.-.- -
Opposing factions apparently are
determined to settle the issue in the
selection of a nominee as well as In
adoption of a platform. - Some vet
eran politicians forecast the pos
sible program thus:
The "wets" would get nenina
Governor James M. Cox and the
"drys" behind Attorney General
Palmer on the first ballot ; Even
tually, It is believed, one side would
be signally defeated.. The assump
tion that if Cox should lau unaer
the circumstances. Governor - Ed
wards, vice President Marsnau,
Governor Alfred E. Smith and Sen
ator Hitchcock would go with htm.
On the same basis defeat faf Palmer
would be expected practically, to
eliminate Senator "Owen, Bryan,
Gerard. Meredith, Cu minings. Sen
tnr Glaaa and Senator Simmons.
The candidates in the winning
faction then would fight it out.
fBv Associated Press).
Wimbledon, England, June 25.
R. Norrls Williams II of Boston,
won bis match in. the fourth round
of the British- lawn tennis cham
pionships here today. He defeated
J. Brugnoa, the Brittany-FrcncS
nlaver. In straight sets, 60. 2.
C 8. Garland of Pittsburgh also
won his way through the , fourth
Mumd dfeatln A. 8. Drew, an
English player,. in straight
g4, J, 1. -
Unsettled weather tonlgnt ana
Saturday, with probably showers.
Not much change in tspesstore,
Highest yesterday,; lowest last
nWtndvelocity at 7 a. m, S aslles
per hour.'" :
Precipitation, none. -
Ms. Tfjs, Jam
ytstsr. yester. today
Dry bulb temp... J !? " 5
Wet bulb tesap...J4 M
ReL humrdlty ...M '
River stage, $; a rise of J last
24 hours. , t , ; ; ' j
eijtwlest entarfMs stfssM IB lh4
slssippi wUl continue from saw
Dubuque teJe-Ktine.,
- x tt. r yjcsBga.-
Would Cut Out Clacse
Because of of Ansa
to Enforce Treaty.
New York. June 25. Speedy rat
ification of the 'treaty of Versailles
after the elimination of article 10
of the League of Nations covenant
waa urged by Herbert C. Hoover in
a, statement published today In the
New- York' Evening- Post: as the
platform on which the Republican
party should stand In the comlnc
presidential election. . . ,-
Mr. Hoover took the stand that
the implied threat of use of mili
tary force to guarantee the integ
rity of foreign states waa out of
place in a. league which he declar
ed was "the product of the liberal
Ideals of the world."
The league, he declared, would
be more potent if the threat of mil
itary force were removed and the
league relied wholly on Its "moral
and economic power."
Time to Change Claase. : -
"It appears to me to be time to
raise the question," said Mr. Hoov
er, "as to whether this same clause
I refer to the; guarantee and to
the use of military force that has
brought about the dissension In the
United States, is not also under
mining the league in Europe. Has
not experience and discussion
shown that the time has arrived
to consider this part of the league
foundation?" - . -- '. -
Mr. Hoover declared that sooner
or later the United States must rat
ify the treaty of Versailles in some
form, and that talk of negotiating
a. new. treaty was "bunk."
, ; Went Alter Treaty.. '
i "The treaty of Versalllea." he
'-t-feaW the charter of independ-
wuce m ruuni, viscwiuouii,
and Finland, and the warrant of in
creased -national territory of sev
era! great nations, and they are not
going to reopen discussion as to
their titles. , It tncludea guaran
tee of disarmament of four - great
autocracies, and : no European na
tion is going to risk' its opportunity
tti mortgage this on the' enemy
states: and they are not going to
offer the opportunity to Germany,
Austria, Hungary, Turkey and Bul
garia to escape their debts by In
trigue at a new peace conference. '
The League of Nations covenant
is an essential part of . the- treaty.
It does possess two functions : . First,
it gives the title to mandates; it
today governs certain neutralised
Prevention of War.'-. '
Its second function is Its pro
visions for prevention- of future
war. The first phase can no more
be reopened than the treaty itself.
The second function: relates to the
future; it can only be amended by
the league organisation Itself.
"In the face of ueee conditions,"
he concluded, "cannot the Republi
can party strengthen Its own posi
tion by accepting- the definite con
structive policy of ratification sub
ject to the miner reservations -and
a wider vision of strengthening the
league by excluding the guarantees
and their military v enforcement
and making membership in the
league conditional upon dinnne
ment within a given period?"
iiitciicock hot
to accept v. p.
Washington; June 25. Senator
Hitchcock 'of Nebraska .'announced
today that he would not accept the
Democratic' vice presidential nom
ination. .y -r':. : ;'.-V;' y-r''i
Senator Hitchcock's : announce
ment was made in a. telegram' to
Arthur F. Mullen, member of the
Democratic national committee
from Nebraska, answering a letter
in which Mr. Mullen had said the
senator ; was being -prominently
mentioned for the vice presidency.
"I am not a candidate tor vice
president aad would not accept the
nomination for second place." the
laitmin said.
.The Democratic platform will not
contain either a wet or cry ptanc
in tha onlnion of Senator Hitch
cock, but expressed the conviction
today that it wm inciuae a strong
League or jiaaens ptana. , ,
irmicnED cLAYd
rhieaM. June 25. That 2400 was
the price of Vlnceaso; Casiusno to
lHehaal Carrosao for the murder
of htaurtce Bartht. rnsar-laaor
leadetv Is stated in the) afSdavit to
fnaf tolav in ' the crhntnal
court by the state, asking tar
i!rt.nnce of the trW of Car-1
li nomas and Tt-oJur Iflur-
One Dry Well Held Sols Asset of
Clique in Alleged CUgnntJe
New York, June 25. A dosen or
more of the fifty persons caught in
a net spread- by poetofflce inspec
tors for operators suspected : of
using the malls to defraud through
the sale of worthless oil stocks,
were expected to appear in federal
court her today for arraignment
on Indictments returned yesterday.
The indictments, five in number,
charge four oil companies, 10 brok
erage concerns and 60 individual
defendants in various cities with
having used the mails to circulate
literature''. which resulted in the
purchase of valueless stock by hun
dreds of customers.
' Sales Total $L000,000.
Federal authorities said the total
of aales would run into the millions
of dollars. ' -
Further Indictments are prom
ised. U , -
An indictment against L. C. Van
Riper names also the United Secur
ities company of New York and
Boston, the Ranger Oil company,
and Curtis Packer ft Company, New
York brokers.
Asset One Dry Well
All are charged with promoting
the sale of Ranger company stock.
which, the indictment alleges, rep
resents no more in assets than one
dry well
Alexander Crossman of Cross
man, Sherman & Co., was held in
$5,000 bail pending final pleading;
and Samuel Newhouse. Baleeman
iur uvwu a. xjBiuu k ui, wu ,
held in $2,000 bail. Their indict
ments were In connection with dis
posal of Williams Oil company, and
Great Western Petroleum company
stock.; :-:.-. .
G. 0. P. OF 1 5TII
. t
Dixon, III.. June 25. Delegates to
the Republican Fifteenth district
Judicial convention met in Freeport
this afternoon to nominate candi
dates to succeed the late Circuit
Judges R, S. Farrand of Dixon and
Ralph Eaton of Mt Carroll
The convention, called after the
,rtlMili0? LnTalldf."r Glass of Virginia, previously had
ass iuo avast aa iuim j aceev. uuim
which a convention had been called
for June 8, will pick two candidates
ror ine special election or July Z7.
State's Attorney Harry Edwards of
Lee county, and Frank J. Stransky.
of Carroll county, are looked upon
as the probable victors for the
nominations, having the endorse
ments of the Lee, Carroll and
Stephenson counties committees.
County Judge J. F. Campbell of
Joe Daviess county, and Frank E.
Reed of Ogle county, are also can
didates for the nominations. The
Democratic organization' held no
meeting as it had been decided to
enter no candidate in the judicial
election. .
- Cheyenne, Wye, June 2&
- HaSstenes as large as apples
crashed through roofs of Hills
dale, It miles from here, aad
reduced two farm buildings
near there to kindling weed,
according te tetepkoale reports
- last night; -
CUcasre, June Four men
were Injured today when eae
fleer ef a hotel under construc
tion collapsed. Mere than M
. ether workmen escaped when
cracks In the fleer heralded the
impending crash.
' " ChJeago, June Sfcr-Five e
grees charged wtth murder lad
. assault wtth Intent te kill, as a
result ef the "Abrisfariaa" riot
last Sunday, when two watts
men were kflSbd, were arraign.
r ed , court here today.. Their
' cases were- continued natn
: Washlngten, June 2&V Cele
Bd Theedsre Reeeerelt, sen ef
the farmer nresldent, called te.
' day an Senator Warren Hard
lag, the RenuhUeaa
Cenetaatinesta. June
The TarkiU peace delegation
la Parle has keen Instructed
frees Gesvawttseple that the
Turkish gevernmeat wfU an-
ty refuse se skm
sy pence treaty which deprives
ef the Smyrna district.
er Fssteru Thrace,
Te , Hague, June 25-The
sis ef luriets ta ass.
here fer ihe fermstlsu of
f watlsew
eUed turt t'Yeemtt
sued trs ewsrt eaa
Credential Examination,
' Initial Event, Begins
Late in Day.
San Francisco, Calif., June 25.
This was arrival day for delegates
to the Democratic national conven
tion. The first great In-rush be
gan early in the morning and con
tinued all day with the weather man
taking vigorous part in the receiv
ing. He produced another clear,
feool, comfortable day. A light sea
breeze, cooled by the fog that rolled
its masses far off the coast, temper
ed the brilliant sunshine and stir
red the blood.
Among delegations reaching thetr
headquarters during the day were
those from New York, from North
Carolina, Montana, Missouri, Ala
bama, and Pennsylvania.
While they were getting settled at
their hotels the first formal scenes
of the party rally were being staged
at the great municipal auditorium,
which the city had placed at the
risposal of its guests. National
committeemen were - busy there
making up the temporary roll un
der which the convention will or
ganize Monday.
Get Late Start
The credential examination by the
national committee was begun aate
In tha Aa-w anl It will Tint ItA kBOH
fore the meeting opens whether
s.-.n. Rurf anil hla frlantin would
make a direct effort to pave the way
for his appearance on the conven
tion floor armed with a proxy that
would rive him floor privileges.
Much interest is attached to this
point because of the senator's op
position to the administration's
policy throughout the treaty fight
m the senate. There was an evi
dent desire on the part of some
leaders to prevent, if possible, any
stirring of those troubled waters.
during the sessions.
Chairman Cummlngs of the na
tional committee, continued today
to receive platform proposals from
various sources for preliminary dis
cussion with leaders. Men who will
Dlav Important parts in this work,
including William Jennings Bryan
and Senator Walsh of Montana,
were expected during the day. The
movement to put Senator Walsh
forward for permanent chairman of
the resolutions committee instead
of the convention seemed to have
rained impetus over night Sena-
been Blated for the Job.
. Bring Up Irish Plank,
Among platform proposals reach
ing Mr. Cummings was one group of
planks expressing the views of a
coterie of leaders whose opinions
are certain to have weight. The
Irish question was the only one of
a highly controversal nature debit
with in this suggestion, it was un
derstood. In substance, the Irish
plank advocated by the leaders fol
low the line of Irish reservation
resolutions put forward by Demo
cratic senators during the treaty
fight and pledged the party to In
struct American representatives in
the League of Nations, when ap
pointed, to bring up the Irish prob
lem for adjudication by that body.
. ' Br TMM Pssnv) '
Ban Francisco. June 25. Vice
President Thomas R. Marshall is
attending the San Francisco con
vention not as a candidate, but as
a peacemaker, he declared today.
I am here, he said, as aeie-
gate-at-large from Indiana to do all
that can be done to reconcile ue
conflicting viewa of Democrats
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, to
get a safe and sane platform, to put
a good man on Itand let him go
to it" -
"There must be compromises,"
he stated very decidedly. 4 All of
life is a compromise. And I nope
that if we are wrong we will say It
in such terms that the American
people will know it"
"Originally," he said. "I did not
favor the dry amendment . But
It is now a part of the constitution
and so long as it stays there it
should be enforced. I am obeying
laws every day that I have no re
aocct for."
. The vice' president, who was in
a good humor, refused to consider
himself aa a candidate.
. "I am not seeking- the nomina
tion. I have not the remotest idea
that my name will be presented to
the convention,- ne sau.
ezKXAirrs wax losses.
- Geneva. June 2', Recent statis
tics published is Germany on that
counters) - war -tossea-statedl Jft
Berlin, Js
mm - ze. Te iwaeUBr
RAIL .'.Ell I'M
00LO POIilT,
Union ' Chiefs ' Ceafroatel With
"Went Menace" of Period. Over .
Delays, They Assert,
Chicago, June 25. Heads of 15
rail warm en's organizations. In
conference today, declared the rail
situation tiie most menacing they
have been called upon to face since
the war and expressed doubt of
their ability to prevent a complete
paralysis of transportation" unless
they are given co-operation by the
railway labor board now consider
ing wage demands.
The men have .reached the
breaking point in patience," de
clared W. G. Lee, president of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
"Demands of my organization have
been presented more than a year.
but the dilly-dallying prllcy of the
administration has them still pend
ing. In the meantime the men are
leaving railroad work for more
money or are being expelled from
the trainmen's organization because
of unauthorized strikes. -
President Lee said no strike is
contemplated by union officials.
It is becoming Increasingly more
difficult to hold our members from
drastic action, however," he said.
"They are becoming prey to 'red'
propaganda. The federal board
s bad our demands under con
templation in executive eesslon for
three weekr. and they are clamor
Ing for a ruling."
Board Deliberating.
'Attempts were made to arrange
a conference between the repre
sentatives of the workers and the
federal board. Judge R. M. Barton,
chairman of the board, issued a
statement in which he said the wage
decision "would be made as soon
as possible, but In Justice to the
roads, wrtrs and the public,
proper deliberation must be had."
' W. N. Doak, vice president of the
Railway Trainmen's organization.
declared the board had demonstrat
ed the futility of such methods of
settling wage disputes.
"This board is sitting as advo
cates," he said, "instead of as
Judges. It should be bipartisan and
allowed to argue out each side of
the situation."
More Quit in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 25. Twenty
four crews of Reading railroad
yardmen at Coatesville, near here,
comprising 175 workers, joined the
trainmen's strike today. It is
stated the Midvale and Lukens
steel mills there will be seriously
affected if the strike continues.
Reports from various Pennsyl
vania railroad points affected by
the strike show little change In the
situation over night.
Washington, June 25. Evidence
of - the formation of a United Com
munist party by the consolidation
of the Communist Labor party, and
the Communist party, with the
avowed purpose of fomenting rev
olution against . the government,
was received today at the depart
ment of justice, x
Steps , are being taken, officials
said, to guard against the spread of
the propaganda.
Communist publications In the
bands of department announced
the formation of a new party at a
secret convention, attended by del
egates from the two old organisa
tions. "The program of the party," the
publication ' says, "declared that
the final struggle between the
workers . and the capitalists, be
tween exploited and exploiter, will
take the form of civil war and that
It is the function of the United
Communist party systematically to
familiarise the working class with
the necessity of armed insurrec
tion aa the only means . through
wheh the capitalistic system can be
Hamilton, t Ohio, . June 26
Charles J. Btegemaan, police desk
sergeant was killed by snipers la n
pitched battle between officers and
the Bolen family north of this city
early today.
James Bolen was shot several
times, aad U is believed he will die.
Lee and Ellin Hols nare under ar
rest James Bolen fired the shot which
killed the officer, according to the
police.;- .
The trouble started following ha
farestlgatkm by the police of a
disturbance there last nlnhL Of.
aeers armed with riot guns, sur-
rounoea no House and Btegemann
an4 Tsetrres Dulls and 7Mes
states up tae steps to -zee!
arrest when the. police say
opened are wtth a shotgun.
Onset the snipers was aatt to be
Question of. Seating Heed, Ilissocri, Pranises XZcrr
Than Routine Interest "Clear Case" t cr$vW"
mer in Georgia Oregon Beady to QuiC -'
"Seed Vot Point to Critical Immin
ence," He Writes Bickett ,
on BatifleatJon.
Washington. June 25. President
Wilson has sent a message to Gov
ernor Bickett ' and Senators Sim
mons and Overman of North Caro
lina, suggesting that he need not
point out to them the "critical im
minence" of the action of the North
Carolina legislature on the federal
suffrage amendment when the as
sembly meets next month.
. The president previously . had
asked Governor Roberts of Tennes
see to call a special session of the
Tennessee legislature to act on the
Governor Hopeful.
Raleigh,' N. C, June " 25. Com
menting on the telegram received
from President Wilson late last
pressed the hope today that the
Tennessee legislature would meet
and ratify the amendment and thus
make Immediate action by North
Carolina unnecessary. .
"We have neither the time nor
the money," said Governor Bickett
"and such action on the part of
Tennessee wouM save this state the
feeling of ' bitterness that would
surely, be engendered by debate on
the subject that would come up In
our legislature.
"I have said all I intend, to say
on the subject of ratification. While
I will take my medicine. I will
never swear that it tastes good, for
It doesnt"
AT 105,000,000
. Washington, June 25. The popu
lation of continental United States
is estimated at 105,000,000 by J. A.
Hill, chief statistician of the census
bureau. His calculation is based on
the combined populations of 1,406
cities sad towns for which statistics
have been announced.
The Increase over 1910 is placed
at about 13,000,000, showing the
growth of the country has not kept
pace with previous decades. Al
most complete cessation of immi
gration during the war Is the chief
reason assigned for the falling off
in growth. Other suggestions were
the two influenza epidemics, return
of aliens to their native lands and
deaths of soldiers abroad and at
heme during the war. ' '
The aggregate population of the
cities and towns on which the esti
mate was made Is 41,029,354. This
is an average gain of 28 per cent
compared, with 35 per cent in the
previous decade.' - '
Washington, June 25. Benedict
Crowell, assistant secretary of war.
has resigned, effective July L He
plans to enter private business.
The reslgnsxw has been accept-
ea oy rresiaeas Wilson. -
Mr. uroweti. whose name Is in
Cleveland, entered tha army as ma
jor cc pronaaee ana was assianed
to duty In connection with the cre
ation of facilities for the manufac
ture of arms. Later, as assistant
secretary of war, he waa given
practically complete charge of the
munitions nrocram. Sines the ar
mistice he has directed industrial
deuMMttsation sad supervised set
tlement of war claims aad con
tracts. ' '
ilfc. his letter of resignation to
President Wilson, Mr, CreweU ea
presead. appreciation for "the gen-
emus sussort waicn
tentl haS mM OSL!bOth t ml
r r -f -S-i i f - i i mm n
f war. -mwm: I Have Men called
ea-so as act" - - -
A K3ceessr,t sacretary Crowen
hr errted tt.tm appofated-'by tite
tusn'.'aiiti ilTIa a fa daya.-....,
BULLETIN. -Washington,
Jaw II
forts to bioiporalc a pwak to
the Denteeratie pisiform is-
curing for prescrvatien ef pa
lie utilities wffl be
raw hfam tha raaatatlaas earn.
fttee fat 8aa Fraaelsee, ae
cording te an aansnassmsst
by the Amerksaa Gas asssehv
tloa. A eemmtttee headed ay '
Jadge George A. Ceeke ef CU
.rage, wiM present arnsntata v
- ! s.. mm - en mlansnsV 9tmmm-. . "I
age ef nuterials and great ia
creases in east ef laker aad ma
' terials aeeeesitste pabUe rega
JatJen, the agseaaeesMat ait.
San Francisco, CaL, June W,
First guns of the Democratic, na
tional convention were to be flrad
today when the national coauna
tee met to draw up the xempocaiy.
roll of delegates, . Three conteets
bad been called to the committee
attention, but only one of thesu. '
that involving efforts to give Sen
ator Reed of Missouri a seat with,
the delegation from that stats,
promised more than routine Inter
est. Only one contest, that front.
Georgia, has been officially with,
the committee. :
The Georgia contest results wsrtT
expected by party leaders to bn
settled in favor of delegates friend-
ly to the candidacy of Attomey-i
viiie viui n - nnuumsuiHi v,
Clark Howell, as 'national commit-.
teeman from that state. There sp
peared to be no question ss to tbaj
result as in what was described "a
clear case" where statutory previs
ions in the state and party rales)
dictated the course of the commit
' Keel Case PaszIIng. 1
The Reed case may prove mora
difficult to deal with. An effort to
place the senator on the floor of,
the convention, although the Mis
souri state convention rejected him
as a delegate-at-large. was expect
ed; and 'because of his attitude to-
ward the administration durinfl
senate battles over the peace trea-
ty. it was said to be possible thatl
strong resistance would be met be-1
fore the committee. 1
The third contest, from OregonJ
waa not regarded aa a serious easel
and might not it was said. mater4
lalize at all. National committee;
officials did not know as they aa
sembled to - examine credentials
wbat appearance was to be madaj
m any Of me state aeiegauona.
overnight developments snoi
two matters that have been in ;
nlous stage since the first -
cratic leaders arrived here to
approaching more definite
MeAdoe and Dry Plank.
These were the mysterious
persistent boom for nomination
William G. McAdoo, even ag
bis flat declaration that be was 1
a candidate, and the conflict as
prohibition enforcement . plank lot
the platform.
McAdoo adherents were aaldj
early today to be shaping thelif
plans to withhold hie name frank
the balloting throughout the eartyj
stages. They have learned that) ;
the former secretary of the trees t
ury has still a strong following, sef
are said to feel that in slew if hi
attitude, tt would not be expedient:
to. present his name nntil the -ex- .
pected deadlock between tha well
ing candidates. Palmer and GoeCT
nor Cox of Ohio, should develop,-1
in use event mere appearea ja
be little doubt that McAdoo would!
be put forward to break the blocfci
ade with the assurance of consider-,'
able strength at the . start. - X
friends are said to have put Uw.i
heads together to formulate plr"s
of this nature and map out strau.y
of the subsequent negotistlons tf
obtain for him the two-thirds ma-.
jorlty, on which Democratic
Ination must rest
Move to Ignore Dry Cm.
As to tne prohibition
ment, neraafter, tae
ent subject of discussion in csx
(ion circles, there developed
day a sudden movement te-1
the Question entirely la C,;
form. Suggestions af this a
came to Chairatan Caneanars
national committee from en. "
resenting vartoas shadsesf i, ,
Ion ranging from. bPfs fTT '
most ss- cesnpletely $ at, .1.
feelers toward uvpmanwmX-. -.;
were not clear enough, anwever.
'fCeartaaned Pas rttsani-
" sbjim. Jnaa U r.
snny. which on June ,U.hecan f
oOansivs against the , totoe t
riTintatltia STMiaV'Pnkm: tSa '
leh nationalist- leader, 1 eortt
sagusssfi Up in advanca nr. -jtv
in asm 1 It was. aan ,aes4
the GreW IZZ? aaa-sbi '

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