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PORTLAND. OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1920
10 SEEM CEBTAffl
Darkhorse or One of Big
Three Will Win.
HI IS SARCASTIC OVER
NORTH CAROLINA VOTE
STATE FACES BEING BRANDED
RADICAL, SAYS SENATOR.
JOHN RAND HEADS
OREGON DELEGATE TO START
Californian Declares Wishes of
People Must Be Heeded by
Convention In Nomination.
SITUATION MUCH MIXED
Leaders Think Best Way
Is to Let Candidates
Trot Few Heats.
FINAL VOTE EXPECTED FRIDAY
Real Battle Between Wood,
Lowden and Johnson
Forces Is Forecast.
CHICAGO, June 6. Prospects for
a deadlocked republican convention
are growing -with the arrival of un
instructed delegates who hold the
balance of power.
Out of the deadlock which will be
produced by the failure of Wood,
Lowden or Johnson forces to com
mand a majority, will come the
nominee, be he dark horse or one of
the "big three."
The Lowden forces tonight are
claiming as high as 250 votes on the
first ballot and the Wood forces
equally as many. The Johnson claims
are not stated in figures, but the
senator's headquarters are claiming
hourly additions to his column.
Situation Is Much Mixed.
After looking over the much-mixed
situation with its lack of head and
leadership, the men whose influence
counts in the party councils have
come to the conclusion that about
the best way out is to let the candi
dates with the largest number of
supporters trot a few heats to show
the convention what they can or can
not do. Those favoring this plan feel
perfectly certain that none of the
candidates will be nominated on the
After the three leading candidates
"have demonstrated to the convention
that they have not enough votes to
nominate themselves, it is argued
that the delegates themselves will
be in better position to determine
whether they prefer to combine on
one of the three, or look at some
Dark Horses Beg for Riders.
Up to this time dark horses have
gone begging for riders, because
those who had any considerable sup
port like Johnson, Lowden or Wood,
refused to look at others for fear of
indicating weakness before a test of
strength had been made.
Even those who favored- a dark
horse were unable to attract any
support for him because there had
been no opportunity for one dark
horse to establish a lead over an
other. To the mass of uninstructed
delegates, they are all a lot of dark
horses and nothing more.
The practical politicians began to
realize today that the only solution
offered is to let the convention call
for a dark horse and then show it
a few with the possibility, of course,
that the convention might decide it
could go further and fare worse than
to take Johnson, Lowden or Wood.
All the discussion tonight of the
coming principal balloting centers
around these three names, but the
dark horse names are too many to
Final Result Expected Friday.
If any set of practical politicians
had agreed among themselves to put
the convention into a deadlock for
their own purposes, it is doubtful if
they could have done better IJian the
convention itself is threatnenig to do.
Three ballots and possibly four by
Thursday night is the prediction be
ing most freely made, coupled with
the further prediction of final bal
loting on Friday.
The plan looks placid enough, but
it is not without its possibilities of
fireworks. It is realized on all sides
that the forces of neither Johnson,
Lowden nor Wood will give up the
struggle without a battle. The fight
upon the platform planks, particu
larly that on the league of nations,
continues to promise a test of
strength of the various elements, and
renewed predictions are being made
that the element which succeeds in
CHICAGO, June 6. Senator Johnson
had a stack of telegraphic returns
from the North Carolina primary elec
tion when he met newspaper corre
spondents for his regular interview
"My reports which are very mea
ger," said he, "say that I have carried
the metropolis of the state 10 to 1 and
that it is safe to say that I have car
ried the entire state. North Carolina
is the purest American state in the
Union, with less than 1 per cent of its
population of foreign birth. Yet I
suppose that a certain section of the
press will announce tomorrow that
these Americans have been metamor
phosed into Sinn Feiners, pacifists,
pro-Germans and 'red' radicals by the
act of voting for me.
"How, logically, a candidate can be
selected by the republican national
convention for presidential nomlna
tion from among a field of four who
has never been better than third or
fourth passes belief with me. I'm
convinced that a republican conven
tion will heed the will of republican
"It will be very unfortunate if the
convention forgets the wishes of the
rank and file of the party who make
the party and make the country
Somebody asked him how much of
a vote was cast in the state.
"The vote was light," he promptly
retorted. "I suppose that will destroy
the indication of the primary for some
observers. If it had been the other
way, of course, it would have showed
for them magnificent discrimination
of the voters."
A questioner asked the senator if he
was "weakening on the league of nations."
"Rot!" he declared. "Rot! I have
said I came here to make a fight in
relation to the platform Til be rep
resented in the ultimate conference
on the league of nations wherever
that will be anywhere it comes up.
Senator Johnson intimated he was
not being included in present confer
ences on the subject.
The senator remarked that he "had
no ideas at present" on permanent
chairman or organization of the con
vention. "I'm very anxious to see Senator
Borah when he arrives," he informed
another questioner. "I'd like to see
Senator Borah chairman of anything
he wants to be, because of the kind of
a man he is."
Concerning primary-bound dele
gates. Senator Johnson said:
I m satisfied that no honorable
man or decent citizen will violate the
law in the matter or the trust that is
reposed in him."
Places on Convention
HARMONY MARKS ELECTIONS
All Sessions Will Be Open to
JOHNSTONE IS SECRETARY
Hint of Contest Averted When Mr
Olson Withdraws In Favor ot
Mr. Brooke for One Post.
M'CAMANT IS THORN
IN SIDE OF JOHNSON
If Scat Is Won on Independent
Course, Bolt or Hi's Men Very
Likely Will Follow.
JOHNSON LEADS IN VOTE
Incomplete Returns From North
Carolina Indicate Wood Loses.
RALEIGH. N. C, June 6. Incom
plete and unofficial returns from two
thirds of the state, compiled by the
Kaleigh iNews and Observer, tonight
indicated that Senator Hiram John
son was leading Major-General Leon
ard Wood in the republican presiden
tial primary Saturday.
Final totals will, not be available
until the state board, of election can
vasses the returns, which will prob
ably be after the Chicago convention
has named a nominee.
According to the same newspaper
Senator Lee S. Overman was renom
inated by an overwhelming majority
for the United States senate in the
democratic primary and Cameron
Morrison was leading for the guber
Because the result would not be
known until after the nomination had
been made in Chicago, there was lit
tle interest in the republican presiden
tial preference primary and the vote
was very light. In some counties no
votes were cast at all and in others
only a few, the highest reported in
any one county tonight being 155.
BY CHARLES C. HART.
CHICAGO, 111., June 6. (Special.)
Oregon's delegates to the republican
national convention in conference this
afternoon elected John L. Rand of
Baker, Or., as their leader and voted
that all their sessions should be open
to any resident of Oregon and to rep
resentatives of the press.
Following the election of Mr. Rand
as chairman of the delegation on the
motion of his colleague, W. H. Brooke
of Ontario, Hamilton Johnstone of
Portland was chosen secretary. "With
out a single contest for any place.
Oregon's members of the committees
composing the convention organiza
tion were as follows: W. H. Brooke,
credentials; E. J. Adams, permanent
organization; Conrad P. Olson, rules
and order of business; Hamilton
Johnstone, to notify presidential nomi
nee; Charles H. Carer, to notify
vice-presidential nominee; Wallace
Harmony AfarKs Action.
All was harmony with only one hint
of a contest when Hamilton Johnstone
roposed the name of Mr. Olson for
member of the credentials committee
fter Mr. Brooke had been nominated
y Dow V. Walker.
Mr. Olson,, however, promptly de-
lined the place and asked that the
lection of Mr. Brooke be made unani
mous. The draft of a proposed plat
form plank offered by Wallace Mc
Camant, which he advocated having
the delegation urge upon the resolu
tions committee, precipitated some
discussion as to the danger of acting
too hastily on questions of policy sub
mitted to the delegation.
Mr. Brooke asked that the delega
tion receive time to ponder over the
resolution and a. solution very satis
factory to Judge McCamant was found
the selection by the delegation of
a separate sub-committee of three to
consider all resolutions and matters
of policy and report back. Judge Mc
Camant was named chairman of the
committee, the other members being
Mr. Brooke and Mr. Olson.
Bureaucracy la Criticised.
The McCamant proposal sought to
have the national convention go on
record against what ha termed the
present tendency toward bureaucracy
in Washington. The text of the plat
form plank proposal reads: "Under
RADICALS WIN POINT
EQUAL COMMITTEE REPRE-
Proposal Adopted, 7 5 to 7 4,
Seals in Executive Board
CHICAGO, June 6. (Special.) Ore
gon promises to furnish the first real
fireworks on the floor of the national
republican convention when tile more
than 900 delegates get together Tues
day. Judge Wallace McCamant of
Portland, one of Oregon's delegates at
large, is to be the center of all the
Judge McCamant'a declaration that
he will not support Hiram Johnson
for president despite the primary In
structions of the voters has grown-to
be a serious matter with the Johnson
managers as they have brooded over
it from day to day. The reason is that
the supporters of the California can
didate see danger of a revolt In four
or five other instructed delegations
should Judge McCamant m succeed In
upsetting the contention of Johnson
men that he is instructed for their
It is almost a foregone conclusion
that Judge McCamant will be seated
by the committee on credentials,
which will refuse to go back of the
certificate of election issued by the
secretary of state of Oregon. Then
comes the struggle. There is no doubt
that the question will be carried to
the floor of the convention and some
heavy arguments will be turned loose
by Johnson leaders to have the con
vention hold the Oregon delegate in
line for their candidate.
It is expected that Mr. McCamant
will go it alone in his own defense.
The cause of all the concern among
Johnson supporters is that if Mr. Mc
Camant is permitted to pursue an in
dependent course notwithstanding the
plurality vote cast for the Californian
by the republican voters in Oregon,
a world of "trouble is sure to follow.
The situation presented by the Mc
Camant case is not peculiar to Oregon,
The same condition, in more menacing
form, exists in the Nebraska, North
Dakota, Michigan and Indiana dele
gations. Instead of there being one
McCamant in Nebraska's 16 delegates,
there are said to be seven if not eight.
In Indiana not one delegate instruct
ed for Johnson is said to favor him
and more than half of his primary-
instructed delegation from Michigan
prefer another candidate. In North
Dakota it is more alarming, because
Mr. Johnson has ten delegates who
originally w'ere placed on the ballot
i Leonard Wood men.
Should Judge McCamant make bis
escape from the Johnson told it is
therefore easy to see what would hap
pen in the other Johnson delegations
named where the bulk of the dele
gates are only awaiting some ruling
that will justify the legality and the
morals of jumping to the candidates
whom they actually favor.
LEADERS UP IN AIR
AS TO WHAT TO 00
No One in Chicago Knows
What May Happen.
CHICAGO, June 6. Republican
women irreconcilables after two
defeats today in the caucus of worn
en delegates and alternates, finally
put through their demand for equal
representation on the national com
mittee's executive committee. The
proposal was carried on the final vote
75 to 7.
The moderate faction held out for
a declaration that the women asked
"adequate" representation, Mrs. Bur
dette' of California defining "ade
quate" to mean at least one more
than one-third of the executive com
The moderates were opposed by
Miss Mary Garrett Hay. of New York,
chairman of the women's republican
executive committee and Mrs. Fletch
er Dobyns, of Illinois, while their
resolution presented by Mrs. Medill
McCormick. of Illinois was endorsed
by Mrs. . Bagloy of Massachusetts;
Mrs. Helen Reed, of New York; Mrs.
Burdette and Mrs. McCarter. of Kan
sas. As adopted the resolution declares
that the women wanted the vice-
chairmanship of the republican na
tional committee; two secretaryships
n the committee and equal represen
tation on the national executive com
mittee. No demand was made for
qual representation on the national
Miss Hay declared that the worn-
n's executive committee "has never
at any time tried to organize a sep
arate women's republican party.
adding that the women did not want
a separate branch of the party.
We don't believe in a women s
party," she said, "but, moreover we
don't believe in a man's party."
Both Miss Hay, and Mrs. McCormick
paid tributes to Chairman Hays of
the national committee.
We owe to Mr. Hays more than the
women have ever owed to any single
politician," Mrs. McCormick said.
uiATYMiro rm ion iim '
POLITE BUT IMPRESSIVE PICK
ETING IS ORDER."
Verbal Heckling Not on Pro
gramme, But Banners Will
Carry Various Slogans.
NOTHING AT ALL IS CERTAIN
Neither Issues Nor Candi
dates Under Focus.
VANDERLIP MAKES STUDY
I Do 'ot Know" Is Usual Reply
From Men Most Prominent
in Political Affairs.
HISTORICAL GAVEL HEWN
Piece of Rafter of Independence
Hall to Rap Meet to Order.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 6.
With the departure of Mayor Hamp
ton Moore for Chicago today it be
came known mat ine republican na
tional convention will be rapped to
order with a gavel hewn from a rafte
of Independence Hall.
The mayor carried the gavel in his
handbag. . -
STREET CARS TIED UP
Service Interrupted for Half Dour
When Power Line Goes Down.
Street-car service was temporarily
interrupted yesterday afternoon at
2:35 o'clock by a high-tension line of
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
company going down about three
miles south of Barton station. The
accident was caused by the fusing of
the wires on a pole, probably due to
the accumulation of dust from the
roadway, which, when moistened by
the rain, started the trouble. The
linemen of the power company were
engaged in repairs on the River Mill
lino at the time, and as a result two
high-tension lines were out of coi
mission at the same time.
Service was interrupted for about
half an hour, tying up all street-car
Canada Would Aid Papers.
OTTAWA, Out., June 7. The Do
minion government will introduce
legislation this week compelling
Canadian makers of the news print
to supply 1j per cent of their total
output to Canadian publishers, ac
cording to the Citizen today. The
bill will not fix the price. .
CASE TO TEST LEAGUE
Persia Versus Bolsheviki to Come
LONDON, June 6. The first real
test of the league of nations as a
practical working body will be made
when the council meets in London on
June 14 to deal with the case of
Persia versus the bolsheviki. The
greatest importance is attached to
this case by the supporters of the
league, partly because the case has
unusual complications. One of these
is'that a section of the British press
holds that the recent British-Per-.ian
agreement amounts to a British pro
tectorate, and Persia thus has a right
to look to Great Britain to defend her
Another is that the bolsheviki may
reject any communications from the
WAGER ODDS AGAINST HI
Actual Cash Put
NEW YORK, June 6. (Special.)
While great interest has been aroused
all over the country in Wall street's
betting odds, thus far very little ac
tual money has been put up.
Ball & Co. stated that the only big
wager placed by them to date was
one of $2000 against 3200 (5 to 8)
that Johnson will capture the repub
lican nomination. Numerous othe'r
commisisons have been placed by this!
firm, but they generally ranged from I
$100 to $500. andrepresented indlvid- J
(Concluded on Page o. Column 1.)
EXAMINATION TIME. X
i ' ill , I (TjTj I
BY MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright by the New York Evening Post.
Published by Arrangement.
CHICAGO. June 5. (Special.) If
any reader of this dispatch had been
able to stop in Chicago at 11 o'clock
this morning; if he had been a man
of such standing and such wide ac
quaintance that all doors were open
to him. and that public men of every
degree .and every shade of political
opinion were glad to talk to him
frankly in confidence; if, in addition
he had been a newspaper man. with
a newspaper man's eager curiosity
about news and a newspaper man's
alert energy in the collecting of in
formation; if the reader had had
this experience, doubtless he would
feel satisfied that he knew what is
happening here In Chicago.
Now it happens that just such a
man did have just such an experience.4!
Frank Vanderlip is a banker. Be
fore he was a banker he was a gov
ernment official and a newspaper
man. He came into Chicago this
morning with a fresh mind, and a
hungry curiosity. He had been in
Japan for some months-
Political Leaders Vlnltrd.
He had recently landed on the Pa
cific coast, and the train deposited
him this morning at 11 o'clock in
the midst of the mass of men who
compose the political situation here.
He epent six hours going about from
leader to leader and at 5 o'clock this
afternoon these were the results of
There is absolutely no crystalliza
tion upon candidates. Things are in
a completely fluid state. The aston
ishing thing is that important men
do not know what is likely , to hap
pen, important men do not even know
what they themselves are going to
do. They have not made up their
To a degree they are kept from
making up their minds by the fact
that no one else has made up his
mind. No leadership is developing.
As to candidates, there is no con
fidence among the followers of any
one man. There is quite general con
fidence that certain candidates will
not be able to win, but no conviction
in any quarter, even in the quarters
most intimately close to the candi
dates themselves that aTny one of
them can win. The great number of
uninstructed delegates have not made
up their minds.
Talk Is All About Men.
These delegates are of a rather
higher type than ever before, men of
such steadiness and substance - that
one can have confidence in what they
ultimately do. The talk is all of men.
There is no talk of issues. There is
not even any discussion or any think
ing about the vote-winning capacities
of the various candidates.
There is almost no focus toward
which men tend to group. It is a
situation In which accidents can hap
pen out of which dramatic crises can
There is no conception of the ser
iousness of the task.
No one has yet sounded a note of
the solemnity of the responsibility
which the convention has. No one
seems to realize the opportunity the
convention has to make world history.
No one is thinking of the great is
sues involved.- No one is giving his
mind to principles. There is no real
ization of our present real relation
to world history and to world affairs.
These are the net results of Mr.
Vanderlip's observations. They co
incide identically with the observa
tions of every newspaper man here.
Since the newspaper men have said
the same thing so often and have be
come sensitive about their inability
to say anything else with accuracy,
one is glad to call Mr. Vanderlip as a
corroborating witness to explain the
inability of the most diligent corre
spondent and to satisfy the readers'
quite natural hunger for something
CHICAGO. June 6. Polite but Im
pressive picketing of the republican
national convention was decided upon
today by "shock troops" of the Na
tional Women's party here under the
leadership of Alice Paul.
The picketing will start Tuesday
morning and continue indefinitely
More than a hundred women, repre
senting 22 states and every phase of
women's activities, will carry ban
ners bearing slogans. Verbal heck
ling has no place on the programme.
Every effort. Miss Paul said, will
be directed toward inducing national
leaders to urge the governors of Con
necticut and Vermont to call special
sessions of the legislatures in their
states and pass on suffrage. Direct
action on anti-suffrage governors is
the short cut to a solution ot the cn-
tire suffrage problem, it is declared.
Suffrage headquarters, a little shop
directly across Wabash avenue from
the coliseum, nestled away among
half a dozen of the bill-boards adver
tising everything from shaving soap
to automobile accessories presented
a busy scene today. The room is
smaller than a sleeping car, and even
the small advance guard of workers
has to hold some of its overflow meet
ings on the sidewalk.
Two suffrage pioneers, the Rev.
lympia Brown of Wisconsin and Mrs.
Anna Kendall of Alabama, both over
70 years old, will hold the picket line.
Their banner will be inscribed with
the words: "How long must women
wait for liberty?"
The principal banner to be carried
bears the following: "We protest
against the continued disfranchise
ment of women for which the re
publican party has become re
The republican party defeated
ratification in Delaware. The repub
lican party is blocking ratification
"The republican party is blocking
ratification in Connecticut. When
will the republican party stop block
IS BADLY SPLIT
Defection of Thompson
JOHNSON DIRECTS BLOW
Elimination of Wood Also
From Race Contem
plated by Senator."
PLAN IS WELL ARRANGED
4 GUILTY OF SYNDICALISM
Jury Returns Verdict Against Men
After Being Out 2 1 Hours.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., June 6.
(Special.) A superior court jury re
turned a verdict of guilty against four
Franklin county men charged with
criminal syndicalism at 2 o'clock this
afternoon..,. The jury was out 24 hours.
The defendants were George Chit
wood, who was charged with having
and distributing I. W. W. literature;
Edward Flogaus, who was charged
with having an I. W. W. card; Jack
Battle and Jack Nelson, who were
charged with advocating the over
throw of the United States government.
The men were given a change of
venue in i'rauklin county and as the
jury list was practically exhausted it
was decided to hold the case here tie
Core Judge E. C. Mills. The prosecut
ing attorney, E. W. Benson, assisted in
Albanians and Italians C'lah.
LONDON, June 6. Albaniaii insur
gents have annihilated an Italian
battalion near Alcstio and Italian
warships have shelled that city, ac
cording to a Vienna dispatch to the
Kxchance Telegraph company.
SENATOR PENROSE ACTIVE
Telephone and Telegraph Connec
tion Had, With Chicago.
PHILADELPHIA, June 6. Senator
Penrose is taking an active part in
the convention proceedings at Chi
cago and is in close communication
with his colleagues on the national
republican committee by telephone
and telegraph over wires connected
with his home, according to his sec
retary. He has decided to take the
advice of his physicians and remain
Mayor Moore, who is scheduled to
place the name of Governor Sproul
before-the convention, left for Chi
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YtSTKRDAVS Maximum temperature, 61!
degrees ; minimum, degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, touthcrly winds.
Mrs. Catt opens suffrage congress at Vi
enna. Pttge 2.
Progress! e labor chiefs want new party.
Republican women radicals win point.
Everyone in Chicago appears to bo up in
air about what convention will do.
Delegates at Chicago cry aloud for in
structions. Page 4.
John I Rand elected chairman of Oregon
republican delegation. Page 1.
Republican "dark horses" reviewed by
Mark Sullivan. Page 5.
Treaty fight moves to Chicago platform
session. Page 4-
McCamant is thorn in side of Johnson.
Presidential row joined by Dr. Nicholas
Murray. Page 3.
Deadlock at Chicago convention begins to
appear certain. Page l.
Johnson sarcastically declares his victory
will cause orth Carolina to oe branded
as radical. Page 1.
Lowden support i badly split. Page 1.
Farmer, SO, weds son' widow. Page 7.
Tombs trusty writes movie based on life as
crook. Page 'J.
Suffragette party watches Coliseum. Page 1.
Pre-convention sidelights at Chicago.
20.jril,ftOO appropriated by Rockefeller
foundation for medical schools. I'age II.
Wpman is caught in raid on still near '
Marshflcld. Page 3.
Hood River orchardists can now estimate I
frost damage. Page lo.
Salt. 60. sets sat? from Bremerton to San
Francisco in 22-foot boat. Page 17.
California trio to fight hero Friday.
Coast league results: Portland 5, Salt
Lake ; Seattle ti, Sacramento 2; Oak
land 4-1. Vernon 0-2: Ios Angeles 6-4,
San Francisco 2-2. Page .
O A. C. and Washington arrange football
game for Seattle. Page 1U.
Portland lumberman beat Aberdeen timber
golfers. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity,
Churches observe "Oregon Sunday." pae 7.
Five persons hurt in auto accidents.
Portland begins preparing welcome for
Hi wants and travelers" conventions.
Gospel of Oregon products preached.
Oil conservation boosted by rain. Page 6.
About 400 high school graduates hear
baccalaureate sermon. Page 7
Preacher says dead U rite in ly-j. Page 11,
Hoover Is Considered as
Possible Solution to
BT EDO Alt B. PIPER.
CHICAGO, June 6. (Editorial
Correspondence) The Lowden move
ment cracked badly today when
Mayor Bill Thompson announced his
defection. Mayor Bill's reasons are
that Lowden has sought to buy the
presidency, and he is greatly out
raged at so scandalous an impro
priety. Bill believes, for this occasion at
least, in purity in politics and he
sternly insists that every delegate
should go into the convention with
clean hands. Incidentally, Mayor
Bill wanted to be once more national
committeeman from Illinois, and
Lowden unfeelingly interposed a
vetp. Thereupon, the indignant Bill
declined an election, in a ringing de
nunciation of Lowden. methods and
called upon the convention to name
a presidential candidate of sound
Americanism and incorruptible hon
esty. Bill's Notions All His Own.
Bill's notions of what constitutes a
100 per cent American are all his
own, and have been expressed in
characteristic ways in past times.
Yet he suits Chicago, and Chicago
The importance of the Thompson
coup cannot easily be overestimated.
True enough, he caused some 18 or
20 delegates of his choosing to be
elected at the primary in Chicago,
and they were not to be for Lowden
except by the gracious Thompson
Somehow a truce was patched up
between the rival camps, and the
Lowden management rested more or
less easily under the assurance that
he would have the solid 58 Illinois
votes. . Now it is announced that
some of the up-state delegates will
follow the Thompson desertion, mak
ing a bolting force of about 24. It
may not be so many, but it will be
enough to split Illinois wide open
and to reduce further the Illinoisan's
already diminished prospects of ob
Lowden C'.iances Less Likely.
A few days ago it looked as if
Lowden would surely fall heir to
important parts of the strength of
Wood and Johnson, in case of a
deadlock between tftm, to say noth
ing of recruits from available east
ern delegations which have now no
sure alliance anywhere. Now it is
not so certain. The Thompson blow
is a well-arranged and well-delivered
feature of the Johnson effort for
cibly to remove first Wood and then
Lowden and then march on to vic
tory over the scattered remains of
their respective candidacies.
General Wood is by no means out
of the contest, of course; nor is
Lowden, for that matter. Down to
date nobody is out of it, but Lowden
is apparently down for the count and
may or. may not be able to regain his
The local Hearst papers, -which
have taken an enormous interest in
the republican struggle, have been
poisoning the atmosphere with anti
Lowden propaganda for many days,
and the Lowden upset through
Thompson is one of its fruits.
Some Delegates Susceptible.
Mr. Hearst's support of Johnson
will hardly benefit him with a great
majority of the delegates. But there
are some, like Thompson, who are
susceptible to the Hearst influence.
The Hearst-Johnson-Thompson com
bination may have power to destroy,
but its ability to create a candidacy
acceptable to a republican convention
is quite another thing. There are
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