Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 08, 1920, Image 1

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VOL.. I.IX NO. 18,570
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Hostofftce as Second-f'Ias Matter.
Trend Now Is To Drive
Leaders In Corner.
Wood, Johnson and Lowden
Seem to Be Moving
Toward Impasse.
Dark Horse Talk Shows Lit
tle Chance for Men in
Campaign Cost Probe.
CHICAGO, June 7. Its old-time
leaders unhorsed and its favorites
for the presidency deadlocked, the
republican party will begin its na
tional convention tomjrrow under
conditions of uncertainty unparal
leled in recent political history.
Unbossed and largely unorganized,
delegates were asking one another
tonight in what direction they were
straying and when a master would
arise to lead them out of the wilder
ness of their own indecision.
In the noisy turmoil of convention
eve, the only definable trend seemed
to be d.riving Wood, Lowden and
Johnson into a deadlock fight which
it was recognized might destroy
them all. The old-timers, reflecting
that it is but a step from a dead
locked convention to a stampeded
convention, wondered what might
happen next unless some tried and
Kcrual of Portland Man to Be
Hound by Primary Gives
Convention Big Problem.
CHICAGO. June 7. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Refusal of one of Ore
gon's ten delegates, Judge Wallace
McCamant of Portland, Or., to vote in
accordance with the results of the
Oregon primary, won by Senator
Johnson, today developed an unpre
cedented problem for the convention,
involving adherence to or freedom
from instructions of all primary
chosen delegates for all candidates. A
spirited and protracted fight in the
midst of the first ballot was expected.
Judge McCamant has given notice
that he will vote for General Wood,
because, be contends, hi3 own election
did not bind mm to Senator Johnson.
The Oregon delegate contends that
he was a recognized Wood supporter
before the primary and that there
fore the state preference for Johnson
is not obligatory upon him. The other
nine Orcgonians, however, are to vote
for Johnson.
The question present d, veteran
leaders declared, is new and its deci
sion is up to the convention during
the call of the first ballot. I
While the immediate question af-j
fects only one Wood or Johnson vote!
the principle to be established Is re
garded as affecting all primary elect
ed delegates of every candidate. A
decision 'sustaining the Oregon dele
gate, it was said, might operate to
give freedom from instructions to all
such delegates.
Senator Johhsuu has given notice
that he expects a solid Oregon vote
and will fight for it, asserting viola
tion of a state primary instruction
is "dishonorable."
The Oregon case, he said, is the
only situation of its kind among the
Johnson delegates. Four Nebraska
district delegates, however, have de
clared they would vote for Wood Tie
spite the state victory for Johnson.
Defection of North Caro
lina Also Feared.
Fight Must Wait on Delegate
Voting for Another.
Affidavit Setting Forth Circum
btanccs Prepared for Com
mittee by McCamant.
Loggers Stripped of Pay Day Pro
ceeds in Bunk House.
(Special.) Three masked men entered
the bunk house at Otey's logging
camp near Chiloquin last night and
held up the employes who had just
been paid, and escaped with about
$900 in currency. A number of checks
trusted leader settled himself in the wero untouched.
A gooa description or
1880 Convention Recalled.
Many were recalling the Chicago
convention of 1880, when the favor
ites were all deserted after a dead
lock of 35 ballots, and James A.
Garfield, who had won the conven
tion by a nominating speech, was
Talk of a dark horse, in which
some of the more experienced prac
tical politicians joined tonight for
the first time, began to revolve with
an increasing frankness about the
disclosures of the senate's investiga
tion of campaign expenditures. At
many conferences those who advo
. cated a dark horse predicted that in
the end no man whose name was in-
i volvcd at all in the evidence of the
investigating committee could be put
( before the country as the party's
,1 choice.
Caucuses Net Nothing.
In the main, however, the leaders
and near-leaders caucused end con
ferred and brought forth nothing.
Even those who held the whip hand
over a few delegates here and there
seemed unable to get together with
the other greater and lesser poten
tial dictators of party policy. The
result was a foggy picture of the
It became apparent that unless
there came a dramatic and unex
pected change, the first ballot
Wednesday or Thursday will record
votes for between 15 and 20 candi
dates, with scarcely more than half
enough to nominate in the Wood,
Lowden or Johnson column.
To what extent managers for the
leading three can hold their dele
gates in line after an unsuccessful
test of strength is a subject of con
troversy, there are those who con
tradict the claims of the Wood, Low
den and Johnson whips that their or
ganizations are cohesive enough to
stand the strain of a failure to nomi
nate on an early ballot.
Developments Are Feverish.
In any case, no one pretends to be
sure just whiit will happen after a
rollcall or two. The guess of some
veterans is that votes will swirl and
bunch and scatter again like the
sands of the sea. And those who
hope for a stampede are counted on
to turn loose every variety of spell
binding emotional whirlwind.
It is a situation which gave the
bosses of other days many a good
laugh in their sleeves as today's de
velopments moved in feverish circles.
Those of the old-time, out-of-date
school who are here at all remained
largely to themselves, however, hop
ing for the best, but shaking their
the robbers
has been obtained and as they were
on foot the officers believe they are
still hiding around the camp wait-
ng until the search blows over be
fore trying to leave the country.
Resolute Defeated In Second Cup
Trial Brush.
NEWPORT, R. I., June 7. Vanitie
showed marked superiority over Res
olute today, winning the second race
of the series to determine the de
fender of the America's cup. Reso
lute won the first race last Thursday,
Today's race was over a triangular
0-mile course in a whole sail north
The official figures gave Vanitie,
which led Resolute over the finish
line by 2 minutes 20 seconds, a cor
rected margin of 1 minute 31 seconds.
Washington, X. C, correspondent for The
Oregon ia.n.
CHICAGO, June 7. (Special.) in
teresting complications are develop
ing in the contest launched by aan-
ield MacDonald and Thomas Mannlx,
Hiram Johnson supporters, against
the seating of Judge Wallace Mc
Camant of Portland as aeiegate-ai-
large from Oregon to the national
renublican convention, who declares
he will not vote for Johnson in the
face of the plurality received by the
latter in the Oregon primaries.
In the first place, if the credentials
committee seats Judge jvict-amant,
which appears certain to be the com
mittee's decision, the issue cannot be
raised on the floor of the convention
until Judge McCamant casts a vote
for another candidate, cither Thurs
day or Friday. It had been contem
plated that the question could be
brought before the convention much
earlier, but this is made impossible
by the fact that the credentials com
mittee will not have made its report
before Wednesday night, it is thought.
Other Cues Similar. .
Complications in the contest have
arisen on account of rumors reaching
Johnson headquarters that Ohio and
North Carolina both have statutes
similar to the old Oregon law, under
which the McCamant nominating peti
tion was filed, and that delegates
from those states are taking the same
position as Judge McCamant without
any question being raised by their
constituents as to the legality of
their action. The Johnson managers
are not so much concerned about what
what happens in Ohio, because the
defections there are from Harding to
Wood and do not affect the California
candidate one way or another.
In North Carolina, however, it is a
matter of deep concern, because it is
understood that, while Johnson car
ried the preference primaries in that
state Saturday, the state's delegates.
or the majority of them, had previ
ously announced that they were for
Ieonard Wood and intended support-
Organization "for the Few" De
nounced League In "Pres
ent Form" Opposed.
CHICAGO, June 7. At a conven
tion eve popular rally tonight Sena
tor Johnson declared the republican
party must not "hide or skulk" on the
treaty issue and must see it goes be
fore the country with "clean hands."
Speaking to a capacity audience in
the big auditorium where the 1916
progressive national convention was
held, the California candidate kept
his hearers cheering as he rapped
the "servile press" and the republican
leaders who, he Baid, wanted to make
the party "a party for the few." Some
or these men, he declared, "are in
the saddle all over the country and
are today in evidence in Chicago."
His demand for repeal of war laws
was loudly cheered. Another whoop
went up when he said the "big profi
teer" had escaped punishment through
lack of administration effort in ex
ecuting the law. Ear-splitting cheers
greeted Senator Johnson and Borah
as they walked to the center of the
stage in the California delegation
Anthem Halts Cheering:.
After seven minutes' cheering the
band played "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner" and thet there was a mixture of
cheering and .band selections covering
15 minutes. Senator Johnson was in
troduced by A. D. Lasker of Chicago.
Cheering continued in some parts of
the theater during the brief introduc
tion speech.
In opening his address Senator
Johnson paid a tribute to Senator
Borah, who he said "had pioneered
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Mayor Thompson Disappoints Some
Suffragists "Who Had Made
Defense Plans.
CHICAGO. June 7: Picketing of
the convention by the national worn
an's party promises to be serene.
Hopes of some suffragists that the
police would interfere with the dem
onstration were dashed today when
Mayor Thompson's office announced
that the women might picket at will.
Tentative plans had been made by
the pickets for their defense.
Mrs. Abby Scott Baker and Miss
Doris Stevens today urged presiden
tial possibilities to aid them by re
questing the governors of Vermont
and Connecticut to call special ses
sions of their legislatures to pass
on woman suffrage. a
Governor Sproul promised to get
into touch with the governor of Ver
mont and press him for a especial
session. His headquarters announced
tonight attempts to reach the execu
tive had failed, but they still were
The first pickets, about 150, all
carrying banners, will take places in
front of the coliseum shortly after
9 A. M. tomorrow. Picketing will
continue through the convention.
The problem of financing the pick
eting was solved today, when Mrs.
C. B. Wood and Mrs. H. O. Havemyer
contributed $1000 and $500, respect
ively, to expenses.
A committee of the republican sec
tion of the National Association Op
posed to Woman Suffrage today ar
ranged for a hearing before a spe
cial committee relative to the grant
ing of representation to women on
the republican national committee
Crane Ready to Attack
nnionMrno i run rvrr I
rmouncno iLnr urr
Robber, Under 2 5-Ycar Sentence,
Steals Guard's Revolver and
Handcuffs Officars.
I hour al
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HICAGO, June 7. Less than an
after the supreme court
ced the prohibition de
cisions today, W. J. Bryan was de-,
livering a speech about them to movie
Camtra men found Mr. Bryan in a
hotel lobby and immediately began
to "shoot" him.
Talk, say something," urged one
movie man.
A little pep, a little action, please.''
Ah, gentlemen," Mr. Bryan re
sponded graciously and with ges
tures, "I am much gratified at the
supreme courts decision today, al
though it was not unexpected."
"Cut." roared the movie men,
"snuff," and they scampered off.
leaving Mr. Bryan in the midst of
a emile and with his arm suspended.
Wood forces today made a deter
mined effort to swing the New York
delegation to the support of their
candidate on the first ballot. Gen
eral Wood was entitled to New "Vork
support, they argued, because of his
efforts in establishing military train
ing camps at Plattsburg.
As a result the Butler leaders be
gan defensive operations. James R.
Sheffield, Williams Barnes and Sen
ator Wadsworth were called into
conference and workers attached to
the republican state organization
later began, a canvass of the dele-
Wisp of Man From Massa
chusetts Aroused.
Borah Regarded as More Able
Than Johnson 'to Provide
Intellectual Classic.
gates in an effort to line them up
solidly for Butler. It was acknowl
edged by Butler adherents that the
fight to present an unbroken front
of the 88 delegates had failed, but
they eaid they were assured not more
than six or eight would go to Wood.
Everything seems to be set for the
opening -of the convention today.
The chaplain, the Rev. Gardner Mc-
Whorter, tried out his voice. Work
men about noon were startled to hear
the words of a prayer coming from
the electric amplifiers hanging about
the big hall. Laying down their tools
for - 1 ii'e minutes, they heard the
clergyman practice his prayer.
.topeaKing in so large a place was
new to him, he said, and he wanted
to learn how loud he would have to
Many unbossed delegates, accus
tomed to an eye-opener or a nightcap,
came prepared with a stack of "pre
scriptions" from their home doctor.
Federal Prohibition Director Howard,
however, today , notified druggists
they must not fill them. The result
is varying.
A timid man with a husky' voice
rapped on his hotel doctor's door to
day and to his inquiry eaid: "Doc
tor. I have a cold."
Do you want a cold treated or
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Germany to Issue First 20,000,
000,000 Marks in Gold Bonds.
.PARIS. June 7. The share of the
United States in the first 20.000,000,
000 marks gold of reparation bonds
which Germany is required to issue
under the Versailles treaty will be
about $500,000,000, it was stated here
This sum will be for the first 20 I
months' occupation of the Rhineland
by American troops.
Premier 6a ys Forces in Country
Will Be Strengthened.
LONDON, June 7. The government!
intends to act to bring to Justice a
persons associated with crime in Ire
land. Premier Lloyd George declared
in the commons today.
He added that the government was
reorganizing the Irish executive and
strengthening the police, naval and
military forces in Ireland.
Major of El Paso Undertakes
Relieve Labor Situation.
EL PASO, Tex., June 7. Mayor
Charles Davis issued an order today
that "every loafer in El Paso must
co to WOrK, Decause oc me acute
labor situation which he declared j
was imperiling n-i raso industries ana 1
the agricultural district about E
President Llndley to Be Chancellor I
at Kansas University.
TOPEKA. Kan., June 7. E. H.
Lindley, president of the University
o Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, today ac
cepted the position as chancellor of
Kansas university, it was announced
bv the Kansas board of education
tonight. .
He will succeed Frank Strong,
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Inc.' Published by arrangement)
CHICAGO, June 7. The lines began
to set today for something really
worth while from an intellectual
point of view. There is going to be a
contest on the league of nations plank
in the platform. On this point the
"irreconcilables" so far have been
having it more or less their own way.
Months ago, in the early attitude
of Senators Johnson and Borah, there
was always an implication and some
times a threat to bolt the party un
less their irreconcilable position on
the league' of nations should be in
dorsed in the platform.
Then, in January, when Chairman
Will Hays appointed his preliminary
committee to prepare a tentative
draft of a republican platform, he told
them that they must keep off the
league of nations. He said the sub
ject was then under debate in the
senate and he didn't wish to em-
harrass the senate debate by de.
liberations outside the senate, and so
the tentative draft of the platform
was made, omitting all reference
whatever to the league of nations.
Indiana Wan t'ompromise.
One of these, the Indiana platform.
was of a rather compromise form, and
was supposed to furnish a middle
ground upon which both the "irrecon
cilables" and the Lodge reservation-
ists could stand. This Indiana plat
form was mora or less Informally ac
cepted as being a model for the na
tional platform, and it became gener
ally understood that Senator Watson
of Indiana would be made the chair
man of the platform committee. Al
together, Chairman Hays must have
felt that his diligence and indefa-
tiguable efforts in behalf of harmony
were bearing fruit. The "irreconcil
able' senators, Borah and Johnson
talked less and less of bolting; in
deed, lately, Senator Johnson has been
formally disavowing any intention to
bolt and Chairman Hays was feeling
right comfortable. It looks as if the
republicans were going to get to
gether on a happy compromise which
would save the faces of both factions
of the republican party in the senate
and would at the same time present
a contrast to the democrats.
Two federal prisoners, en route to
McNeil's island to serve long sen
tences, made their escape from a Cal
ifornia train in East Portland last
night after handcuffing their guards
and obtaining a revolver and t-0 in
cash from their victims. E. A. Gar
dener, one of the fugitives, was un
der sentence of 23 years for train
robbery in California, and the police
predict that he will not be captured
without a fight.
W. .E. Kavanaugh, the chief gaurd.
and his assistant had just taken their
three prisoners from tho diner to
their drawing room. The train was
just pulling into Portland. Two of
the prisoners were Chinamen, one of
whom was not in the plot.
As the prisoners and guards were
settling down for a smoke. Gardener,
who was not handcuffed, suddenly
pulled a .38 caliber revolver from a
guard's holster, and ordered the
whole party' to put up their hands.
He then handcuffed his victims with
the assistance of Tom Wing, a Chi
nese prisoner, and the pair swung off
the train as it was running slowly
through the streets. They got a good
start before the guards got free, be
cause the fugitives had further de
layed pursuit by locking the door to
the compartment.
Mr. Kavanugh says the Chinaman
had $50, and that Gardener took t-Q
from the Chinese prisoner whom they
left behind. Local authorities be
lieve Gardener took Wing into his
plan so that the Chinaman could hide
him in Chinatown. The guards took
their remaining prisoner on to Mc
Neil's island last night.
Pre-Conveniion Situation
Poser for All.
Battle for Republican Nomi
nation Opens Today With
Everybody Guessing.
Burning of British tins hy 1 riIi
Women Regret ied.
, WASHINGTON, June 7. Secretary
Colby, on behalf of the American gov-
rnment, has tendered a verbal apol
ogy to the British ambassador for the
burning of a British flag here last
week by Irish women.
Mr. Colby said this action had been
taken pending receipt of an official
report on the incident which the dis-
rict of Columoia authorities hav
been asked to submit. When this re
port Is in hand a formal apology
probably will be made to the British
General Wood . Pins Medal on
Famous Sergcon.
CHICAGO. June 7. Dr. C. H. Mayo
of Rochester, Minn., received the dis
tinguished service medal today. It
was pinned on him by Major-Gcneral
Announcement of the award of this
medal to Dr. Mayo was made some
time ago.
Murray Crane Start Figrht.
o matters stood as late as Satur
day. Then ex-Senator Murray Crane
of Massachusetts came to town. Sen
ator Crane has a good deal of New
England conscience and a high sense
of Berious responsibility. As a leader
he has always been associated with
the idea of soft manners and compro
mise, but this time that frail wisp
of a man brought a fight with him.
Generally speaking, Mr. Crane's
statement was to the effect that in
writing the platform plank on the
league of nations there should be no
compromise of such a kind as would
seem to indorse or condone that ex
treme and violent hostility to any
league of nations whatever that
hostility which has been the position
of the "irreconcilables."
To try to state in exact words jus
what Senator Crane does want would
be to get lost in that verbal wilder'
ness of shadings of words in which
the league debate in the senate was
Involved. But what the other leaders
who have heard Mr. Crane's ultl
matum understand him to mean is
that the platform should be for "the
Versailles treaty with proper reserva
tions." Incidentally, if these words faith
fully represent Mr. Crane's position,
it does not differ much from the po
sition which President Wilson Is try-
ng to make the democrats take. How
ever, the exact words do not matter
for the present. They will appear
within the next 48 hours. '
In spirit there is no doubt that Sen
ator Crane's position is one that
means war between his position and
the irreconcilable position of Senators
Johnson and Borah. Whether Sen
ators Johnson and Borah will accept
the challenge remains to be seen. I
Is hard to believe they can fail to. If
they do, we may have upon the floor
of the convention an historic debate.
There is no reason why this should
be avoided; there is every reason why
it should be encouraged.
A real debate upon the issues and
principles involved in the differing
views on the league of nations would
appreciably exalt the dignity of the
convention. Senator Crane, of course,
will not be the debater; but President
Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia
university, one of the candidates for
the presidency, has announced that
he is eager to take on a debate
against the "irreconcilables."
Indeed, Mr. Butler has the manner
Many Killed When Land-lulc Hits
Kcuador Town.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador. June 6. A
landslide has buried part of the vil
lage of Achupayas, in the province of
Chimborazo. Several houses were
Fourteen bodies have been un
earthed. Many persons were injured.
The Weather.
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature,
61 degrees; minimum, o4 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southwesterly winds.
American l.abor Federation. In session In
Muntreal, takes up Irish fight. Page 4.
Supreme court declares prohibition amend
ment is constitutional. Page 5.
General Pershing announces Intention io
retire' from active service soon. Page 8.
Millions arc made available to railroads
bv interstate commerce commission.
Page 5.
Oregon delegation adopts planks for plat
, form and fills roil of alternates. Page 3.
Johnson calls on party not to dodge issues.
Page 1.
Big throe try to kill ail booms. Page 2.
Johnson to fight for solid Oregon vote.
Page 1.
McCamant'a stand" worries Johnson forces.
Page 1.
Serenity promised women pickets. Page 1.
Intellectual fight over league p:ank im
minent at convention. Page 1.
Big three face destruction in deadlock at
convention. fase 1.
Battle for republican nomination opens to
day, with everybody guessing. Page 1.
Progress reported In tentative drafts of
platform nianKs. Fage 4.
Pacific Northwest.
State depositories Increased to 200. Page 6.
Seattle car fares will be 7 cents. Page 10.
Sport. -
Dr. O. F. willing piaye par gou on waver.
ley club course. rago 1.
Crucial week coming in Coast league ball
fames, .fage 1-.
Earl Baird will take on winner of Toung
Brown-Joe oorman iignt. rage 1J.
Commercial and Marine.
William U. Tald named traffic agent In
orient, with headquarters at Kobe.
Japan. Page 20.
Australian wool surplus is weight on
world's markets. Page 21.
Stocks adversely affected by prohibition
decision. Page 21.
Corn weakened at Chicago by diversion of
shipments, r-age 21.
Portland snd Vicinity.
Increased pay is granted to city chemists
and other requests are expected. Page
Mavor asks urcjon delegation m con
gress for facts as to gasoline shortage.
Page zu.
Confessed burgiar laya nuge profits to
"fence. Page 14.
Paper on 'Christ and Human Values"
causes dissension at ministerial meeting.
Page 14.
Shrlners arrange lor medical attention to
visitors during convention. Fage 9,
Overdose ot morphine fatal to drug addict.
Page ti-
Two prisoners on trsln In Tortland make
California Senator Assures
Conservatives He Is Not so
Radical as He Seems.
CHICAGO, 111., June 7. (Edito
rial Correspondence.) The diligent
searcher for information as to the
presidential situation passes a foot
weary day in milling around hotel
lobbies, candidates headquarters and
back-room rendezvous of the delega
tion leaders and winds up the tire
some quest in disgusted perplexity
at the sorry fruits of his leg-break-
I ing effort.
It may be a confession of defeat
that such a one knows exactly as
much when he starts in the evening
to make his report as when he began
in the morning. One may indeed be
an amateur in such pursuits, but he
is a little consoled by the discovery
that the old-time reporters who have
been ringside spectators at a thou
sand political battles, and are pre
sumed to have expert knowledge of
the same, are as much at sea as he
is. So are the politicians. What is
more, the reporters and the politi
cians admit it.
Politics Somewhat Changed.
When a politician gives it up, it 13
certain either that politics isn't what
it used to be or the ptlitician isn't.
The latter hypothesis is demon
strably not correct, since .the per
sonnel of the convention, delegates
and hangers-on, is in great part what
it was in former years, borne of
them are of the hard-boiled variety.
They have weathered the Chicago
storm of 1912 and the squall of 1916
and here they are again. That is
what causes one to be sure that no
candidate, and no eat-em-alive spon
sor for any candidate, will stampede
the convention. It may be tried, but
it will fail.
Mr. Johnson, who lek, it be known
that "Hiram does not hire 'em," the
alliterative slogan coined from the
incident of the thrifty St. Louis dele
gates, makes his great speech at the
auditorium tonight, following the ex
ample of Roosevelt in 1912. Writing
in advance of the event, your re
porter does not know what he will
say, but it is widely predicted that
Mr. Johnson will be at pains to as-
sure the conservative forces of the
party that he is not so radical as
he seems.
Borah Also Scintillates.
Mr. Borah is also to scintillate.
Possibly he will tell the multitudes
that he is not so irregular or irre
concilable as he threatens. Be that
as it may, the principal and only
newspaper voices of Johnson here,
the Hearst papers, are apparently
convinced that Johnson will not be
able to convince a republican con
vention of his acceptability, for they
are talking strongly of his duty to
bolt if defeated.
Arthur Brisbane, the Hearst ed
itor, says over his' signature: "Re
publicans who first of all want vic
tory must realize that if Johnson is
rejected, knowing as he does that the
people have chosen him, he will be
bound in honor to show appreciation
of the support by leading an inde
pendent movement. That would
make republican victory impossible."
Mr. Brisbane also makes unpleas
ant references to "gentlemen of the
big pocketbooks". who are mere
"financial anarchists" who do not
want Johnson. He says also that he
has first-hand knowledge that the
scheme of the profiteers who bene
fited by Hoover food conservation is
to have Hoover run as an independ'
ent in case Johnson is nominated, in
order to elect a safe and sane Wall
street democrat.
This sounds like a blast at the
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