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VOL. LIX XO. 18,318
Entered at Portland (Ore-yon)
Postofffce as Pecond-Cla?s Matter.
PORTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WOOD HURT LESS
THAtl AHY RIVALS
MAY GO NO FARTHER
ACTION OF COMMITTEE MAKES
Johnson and Lowden
GENERAL'S FORCES INTACT
Sentiment Against California
"Senator arrd Illinois Gover-
PENROSE BACKS SPROUL
Wood Supporters More Con
fident and Nomination on
Third Ballot Predicted.
t;y 151x;ar b. pipkr.
CHICAGO, June 9. (Editorial
Correspondence.) I have confirmed
almost to the last detail the surmise
offered yesterday as to the behind
the-scenes plan for the nomination
of a presidential candidate. Unques
tionably the main impulse of power
ful interests is to be for Sproul.
Necessarily the Sproul movement
will fail unless Wood, Lowden and
Johnson are, in turn, eliminated. It
is easier said than done.
It is one outstanding feature of a
tangled and obscure situation that
Wood has withstood the tremendous
hammering directed toward him bet
ter than his two leading rivals,
Wood is now apparently in less dan
ger from Lowden or Johnson than he
is from Sproul, or whomsoever the
- later decide to center on.
Johnson Leaders Show Indecision
as to Bringing Matter XJetore
Entire Convention. -
CHICAGO, June 9. (Special.)
There was doubt today as to whether
he floor managers of the Hiram
ohnson campaign will carry their
protest against the seating: of Judge
Wallace McCamant of Oregon to the
floor of the convention. At any rate,
there was a noticeable indecision
mong the Johnson leaders, who
ave been declaring- that the entire
onvention must have an opportu-
ity to pass on the McCamant case
the credentials committee held in
the judge's favor.
The action of the committee early
this morning was so overwhelming
s to make difficult the prosecution
f a contest 35 of 42 members pres-
nt and voting held that there was
no justification for hearing the case.
The vote came abruptly in the middle
of a speech being delivered by
Thomas Mannix of Portland, repre
senting the Johnson forces.
The Oregon delegation, with the
exception of Judge McCamant, was
marking time today. Judge Mc
Camant being a member of the sub
committee of the committee on reso
lutions, appointed to draft the plat
form, found that he had been handed
an enormous task. The committee
held hearings until nearly midnight
last night on proposed platform prin
ciples, and resumed its sittings arly
today, with considerable doubt this
afternoon as to when it would be
able to report.
W. H. Brooks, as the Oregon mem
ber of the credentials committee, sat
with the committee until 5 o'clock
this morning-, hearing delegate con
tests, the greater number of which
were fr'm the south. J. L. Hand, an
other Oregon delegate, had an almost
-night task cut out for him be
cause he appeared before the creden
tials committee in . behalf of Judge
McCamant, whose platform duties de
prived him of attending in person.
Senator Crane Would
TO UNSEAT BABLER
NEW YORK DELEGATES
FAIL TO BACK BUTLER
COMMITTEEMAN WHO SERVED SETBACK GIVEN MOVE BEING
LOWDEX IS UPHELD.
BUTLER AIDS IN BATTLE
Two "Mnrrajs" tTnlte and Fight
Througli Newspapers and by
SINGULAR HUMAN SOUGHT
Wood Supporters More Confident
The Wood people are more confi
dent than they have been for days.
The weakening of Lowden and the
growing assurance that Johnson has
no chance at all have left Wood in a
very strong position. This result has
not been due so much to the superior
strategy of the Wood management
as it has been to the automatic dim
ming of the Lowden outlook by the
pressure of adverse opinion and by
a similar crystallization of sentiment
against the California senator.
Wood Forces Intact.
The newly-manifested capacity of
the Wood organization is not, how
ever, to be minimized. Harmony and
efficiency are to be found there, and
ceaseless activity as well. It has
been resultful at least in holding the
Wood forces together against the as
saults of opposition from many quar
ters. They are claiming at Wood
headquarters that he will be within
reach of a nomination by the third
ballot. They say that he will have
more than 300 on the first ballot and
about 400 on the second ballot, and
the remaining 92 will be forthcoming
soon thereafter. These claims must
be discounted, though to what extent
I cannot, of course, tell.
New York Delegates Unorganized,
An illustration of the differing
points of view of what is happening
and will happen to Wood is found
in the various statements as to the
New York delegation. It has 88
members and, united, could determine
any close contest in the convention.
but it is not united. It is unorgan
ized and sadly scattered. The Wood
people say that they will get 50 votes
from New York, and they may come
in the first ballot. But the real situ
ation apparently is that the New
York group will cast their first votes
somewhat near a. unit at first for
Nicholas Murray Butler.
Penrose Supports Sproul.
This action, not contemplated by '
the New Yorkers as a whole when
they came here, will be taken partly
as a result of the appeal of Dr. But
ler's friends, partly as a means of
giving the appearance of solidarity
and partly in response to the negoti
ation with Penrose over his long-distance
wire. It is likely enough that
Massachusetts and other eastern del
egations have been more or less af
fected by the same influences.
The papers today carry an inter
view with Senator Penrose in which
he openly puts himself behind Sproul.
It is true that the Pennsylvania sen
ator had heretofore indicated that
Sproul was satisfactory to him, but
it was thought that his real choice
Only Man. Aided by Bowery Worker
Who .Failed Wanted.
KEW YORK, June 3. Scores of r.
formed criminals, including several
murderers and gangsters, aided tae
police today in search for "the only
man who ever failed to make good"
after being befriended by George B.
Ellis, social worker, known as "he
Bowery Caruso," who has helped more
than 5000 "down-and-outers" to re
turn to honest living.
Lillian, the 12-year-old daughter of
the slum missionary, sustained seri
ous injuries in a desperate struggle
with this unnamed man, who beat her
into unconsciousness and fled.
Recently Mr. Ellis bought a new
suit of clothes and obtained a position
for the man, who. had just been re
leased from prison and received into
the Ellis home.
"HOPPERS" CLEAN FARM
Crops Destroyed and Farmers Try
to Check Ravages.
COVE, Or., June 9. (Special.)
Bishop J. M. MitcheLLtnd George
Southwick left early yesterday
join -the Cove farmers engaged in
desperate attempt to head off th
hordes of grasshoppers swarmin
over the fields of grain. Sunday th
p,ests cleaned uj 20 acres of grain on
the L. B. Carter ranch.
When the grasshoppers reached th
riitfh farmers were raDidlv riie-o-ine-V
across their line of march and word
came that acres of eggs were hatch
ing in the rear of the workers, so
Paul Spillman, county agent, was re
Quested to appeal to the county to
take charge of the destruction of the
'roper' Reservations Includ
ed to Mollify Partisanship.
BT MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright by the New TorK Evtmns Post,
Inc. Published oy ArranBuracni-i
CHICAGO, June &. (Special.)
Tour correspondent is aware mai
conditions here are such as to create
tendencey toward excited statement.
and with due ciualif ication lor tnis
fact, the assertion is ventured that
the one episode of this convention
o far that has the moral dignity of
straight-out fight for a principle,
uncomplicated by one roving eye on
votes, is the fight Murray Crane of
Massachusetts has led in behalf of
adopting a pro-league of nations
Also, with due regard for the ten
dency toward large generalization
essential in this necessarily hasty
writing, it is asserted that the league
of nations plank, which Senator Crane
is fighting to get into the republican
platform, does not differ except in
terminology from the league of na
tions plank which President Wood-
row Wilson is trying to force into me
Versailles Indorsement Sought.
Stated broadly and briefly and yet
accurately, the league of nations
plank which Mr. Crane is forcing
upon the republican party here is
an indorsement or uk vcioamca
treaty with proper reservations, of
course the word "proper" is elastic
That la the reason -it is being used.
That word, if it -is adopted, will en
able the republicans to say there is
some difference between their league
of nations plank and Mr. Wilson s
league of nations plank. If there were
no Dolitics concerned, no necessity
for seeming to differ from the demo
crats, Mr. Wilson's league of nations
probably would be adopted without
any qualifications, except muse un
essential ones which would be a-c
ceptable to him.
If the league of nations plank
which the dominant forces here are
fis-htinir for. contains any different
and concrete line of cleavage distin
guishing it from what is today Presi
dent Wilson's league of nations plank
for his party, the reason will be not
conviction but merely the expediency
of having something to mark off the
republican position from the demo
cratic position, to avoid going into
the campaign with a league of nation
plank identical with Mr. Wilson'
present plank. Of course. Senator
Crane and the other dominant forces
may be demanding more than they ex
pect to get. But what they are de
mandins is Mr. Wilson's league of
nations, "with proper reservations,
whatever they may he.
Tou may like the league of nations.
r vou may not. jn enner eveni, n
Motion to Rescind Election of Man
Who Handled Cash for Illi
nois Governor Fails.
CHICAGO, June 9. The Missouri
delegation, meeting in special session
tonight, voted down. 24 to 11. a motion
to rescind the election of Jacob L.
Babler as national committeeman, be
cause of testimony before the senate
Investigating committee that he had
handled Lowden campaign funds In
The motion was to rescind the ac
tion taken at the caucus held in St.
Louis a week ago. Nathan C Gold
stein and Robert E. Moore, who test!
fied before the senate committee that
each had received $2500 of Lowden
money through Babler to bring out
Lowden sentiment in Missouri, voted
to sustain the caucus action.
A motion to hold an executive ses
sion was lost. 38 to 1, both Goldstein
and Moore voting for open eessions.
Senator Spencer, a member of the
delegation, refrained from voting be
cause he is a member of the senate
invstigating committee before which
WOMEN ASK WORLD VOTE
Geneva Suffrage Alliance Is Firm
for Equal Rights.
GENEVA. June 9. The Interna
tional Woman's Suffrage alliance
congress today decided that the alli
ance should be continued to secure
uffrage and equal rights with men
for women of all nations.
CUMMINS IS NOMINATED
Iowa Republican Primary Renames
DES MOINES, June 9. United
States Senator Albert B. Cummins was
renominated on the republican ticket
at the Iowa primary election Monday,
according to unofficial returns tab
ulated by the Des Moines Capital.
Cummins' vote was 107,643 and S. W.
Brookhart's 86,440 In 2218 precincts
out of 2247 in the state.
Indications today were that four of
the state office nominees would have
to be named by the republican Estate
convention. For governor 2100 pre
cincts gave Moore 54,216. Kendall 53,
923, Havner 41,682 and Deems 39,914
s tCaaUiUiicd an Pase 5, Comma A.)
PRICES LAID TO LABOR
Costs Laid to worker s Refusal to
Do Real Day's Work. ,
CLEVELAND, O., June 9. Chief
blame for tremendous increases in,
building costs is placed on labor
refusal to do "a day's work for
day's pay" in the report of the count
grand jury in its investigation o
the housing situation delivered today
to Judge Kennedy in. criminal cour
The report declares no evidnce to
indicate the existence of & combina
tion or trust to "keep up building
prices has been found.
BOLT HITS CHURCH; 6 DIE
Mayor Among Those Killed bj
Lightning in Spanish Town.
A VILA, Spain, June 9. Six per.
sons, including the mayor of this city,
were killed yesterday when lightning
struck a church.
MADE FOR SOLIDARITX.
Eight or Ten Representatives De
clare for Wood When First
Ballot Is Taken.
CHICAGO, Jtme 9. Efforts of the
state organization leaders to line up
the New Tork delegation solidly for
Nicholas Murray Butler on the first
ballot failed . today through the ex
pressed determinatioo on the part of
eight or ten delegates to vote for Gen
eral Wood. A conference of the dele
gation was held but little progress
was made toward complete unity of
action. Another conference will be
held probably tomorrow.
Senator Wadsworth. chairman of
the delegation, in an authorized etate
ment said there had been a free and
frank discussion and that there was a
strong tendency toward solidarity.
Although refusing to discuss can
didates, the senator said he had not
discovered any pronounced drift
toward an "outside man." The dls
cussion, he said, was friendly.
A motion by- former Governor
Whitman to take up all questions
confronting the delegation and tha
the expression of the majority be ac
cepted as the sentiment of all, was
presented, but later withdrawn. No
vote was taken on any questions.
Reprisal Threatened on
OVER LEAGUE PLANK
SMOOT COMPROMISE XOT" AC
CEPTABLE TO MR. LODGE.
Ex-Senator Crane and Group of
International Bankers Blamed
HIRAM'S CONFIDENCE GROWS
Strong Hint Is Conveyed to
BALLOT EXPECTED FRIDAY
"Gold" Is ' Suggested as Possible
Explanation of Disobedience
to People's Mandate.
ITALIAN MINISTRY QUITS
Premier ittl Announces Resigna
tion of Cabinet.
ROME, June 9. Premier Nitti an
nounced in the chamber today that
the cabinet had resigned.
SMALL STUFF FROM CHICAGO
(Concluded on Page 7. Column 3.)
SH1CAGO, June 9. Kx-senator jo-
' . . . i .
I scph M. JJixon or Missoum,
o rHvp hr inHnT to learn that
he was a candidate for vice-presiaein.
He did not know that a movement
starting in his home state had gone
so far until he read in Chicago papers
this morning that his candidacy had
been shipped here in accordance wnn
some peculiar law of Montant certify-
ng him as the choice of the repub-
ican voters of that commonweann.
Uncle Joe Cannon declares this con
vention is Just like that of 1872, when
Grant was nominated; That conven
tion, like this one. he says, was won
dering what to do with reconstruction
issues and was inclined to be panicky.
If Johnson gets in we can have
wine and beer back," said the woman
barkeeper In an Italian soft-drink
establishment. She was all lit up
with badges showing her readiness to
tell the world, "I am for Hiram."
An enthusiastic visitor to one of the
hotel lobbies shouted. "Hooray ior
Johnson" today in tones indicating
that the Volstead law meant nothing
in. his young life. The assembled
crowds fell on him as the person, and
policemen, thinking he was about to
be torn to pieces by, enraged enemies
of the California candidate, started
to interfere. As the officer drew
nearer, however, he heard the crowd,
all in a chorus, trying to whisper into
the exhilarated one's ear this ques
tion, "Where the devil did you get it?"
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge either
has two shirts with diagonal stripes
or else he was making the same shirt
do an extra day's service today, de
spite the hot weather. This shirt has
become fanious in history because it
vis introduced to public view when
the Massachusetts senator opened his
batteries for the first time in the sen
ate on the Wilson league of nations
nn.rnnnt Shirt collectors sav the
iLodee garment is the only one of the
design in existence so far as they
Never before have so many candi
dates wives been present at a na
tional convention, there being Mrs.
Leonard Wood, Mrs. Frank O. Lowden,
Mrs. Hiram Johnson, Mrs. Miles Poin
dexter and Mrs. Warren G. Harding.
Attending the convention as a spec
tator is William H. Swett of Chicago,
who was a delegate to the convention
in 1860 which nominated Abraham
Lincoln. Mr. Swett also was one ot
the managers of the first Lincoln can
didacy. He is a full couson of the
late Leonard Swett, Lincoln's law
Governor William C. Sproul of Penn
sylvania has been voted by the press
section to be the handsomest candi
date for the presidency. The gov
ernor stands six feet and two Inches
and weighs 225 pounds, but is not
fat and carries no bay window.
Now what else on earth could those
women do? queried some passerby
of his companion as he looked up and
down the national women's party
picketing in front of the convention
hall, and then . he added. "It's not
everyone who can be an artist's
model." -One of the plcketers frowned
but held her temper in accordance
with instructions from the leaders.
Bogus tickets were presented at
the door of the convention in great
numbers today, but only one of the
holders got by the doorkeepers. She
was an ardent Johnson rooter who
declared an effort was being made
to bar her out because she was for
Hiram. She first grabbed a seat in
the press section and when the pres
sure became too strong took a seat
on the platform. She was finally
induced to leave. She like many
others, is believed to have purchased
a spurious ticket in good faith.
Senator Penrose through his private
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 2.)
CHICAGO, June 9. Senator Johnson
gave notice today that he would take
measures of reprisal against any del
egate pledged to his support by re
suits of primary election who did not
Speaking to newspaper correspond
ents, he declared his opponents were
using means of every kind to shake
the allegiance of some of his support
ers, mentioned "gold" and added that
if any "delegate broke away I'll take
his case to his people."
Reiterating his opposition to the
league of nations. Senator Johnson
&aia mat unless the piatrorm com
mittee took a corresponding stand he
would ask the convention and the
people of the United States to reject
Convention Tlshtenins l"p.
iiie convention is tightening up
more and more," the senator declared.
"It will got to balloting day after to
morrow, and as the time approaches
my confidence increases.
T think there'll be quite a number
or ballots. We 11 not endeavor to
start with a tremendous number, but
as the ballots are taken I think you'll
observe later that we'll move along
I presume the platform decision
'will be made tonight In the commit
tee. My future course as to activities
within the convention will be deter
mined early by the decisions on the
"I've been talking to delegates all
today about who can best do the Job
before us. which is that of eliminat
Ing the present administration from
power. I'd like to submit the question
to you, or anybody, as to who can get
the most votes. Conceding all candi
dates before the convention hav
requisite qualifications for the presi
dency," there can be no reason for re
fusing a nomination to that individual
except the old theory of striving for
immediate success rather than ulti
American Attitude Demanded.
Somebody suggested that former
Senator Crane favored the league with
"I don't doubt that," the senator
said, "and I'm endeavoring to get the
republican party to take a republican
attitude, an American attitude, and
we'll ask the party to take that posi
tion." The senator said he had seen
Mr. Crane three times today.
The rumor that the convention
planned to nominate a candidate be
fore adopting a platform was men
tioned. "I think the usual ""method should
be pursued," Senator Johnson replied.
He did not think it likely, he added,
that the convention would attempt to
CHICAGO, June 10. The special
sub-oommittee ot the resolutions
committee of the republican national
convention adjourned soon after 1
o'clock this morning, without hav
ing reached any agreement on a plat
form plank to deal with the leagu"e of
nations issue. Sessions will be re
A compromise proposal offered by
Senator Smoot of Utah, the nature
of which was not disclosed, was un
der discussion at the end of the ses
sion. After adjournment Senator
Smoot hastened to confer with Sen
ator Lodge, chairman ot the conven-
ion, and republican leader during
the treaty fight in the senate.
Senators Borah and McCormick,
representing on the sub-committee
'irreconcilable" views in the senate.
indicated that the Smoot plan was not
acceptable to them. They had left
the conference before adjournment.
expecting to return.
Virtual agreement had been reached
n the committee on a labor plank not
containing provisions favorable to an
ti-strike legislation; a cost of living
declaration attributing high prices
largely to currency inflation and a
proposal that the strike settlement
provisions of the transportation act
be extended to all public utilities.
Planks to deal with the Mexican
question, prohibition and to prohibit
the excessive use of money in elec
tions were passed along to the full
committe for framing.
We are deadlocked as badly as
ever, benator Uorah said alter no
and Senator McCormick had conferred
with various leaders, including Sena
tor Lodge. "The whole difficulty over
the treaty is being caused by former
Senator W. Murray Crane and a group
of international bankers who are
Senator Borah would not discuss the
possibility of a bolt by the lrrecon-
The general feeling of the sub-com
mittee group opposing the league
covenant in any form was that the
proposed platform as drawn thus far
was not specific enough in its
declarations. One of the conferees re
ferred to the work accomplished as an
"essay, wholly lacking a kick."
The sub-committee will submit its
report to the full resolutions commit
tee at 9 A. M., reporting its failure
to agree on the treaty plank or on the
other points mentioned. The course of
the full committee had not been de
termined and there was nothing to in
dicate when it would be able to report
to the convention.
Split in Party Over
LEADERS MUCH WORRIED
Fear Is Half Concealed by
Those Who Have Fate of
Plank in Hand.
BITTER BATTLE IS LIKELY
GASOLINE FIRED; 50 DEAD
Japanese Town Is Shaken as If by
KOBE, Japan, June 9. (By the As
sociated Press.) Fifty Japanese sea
men were missing after an explosion
of gasoline on the steamer Eiraku
Maru yesterday. The explosion shook
the city like an earthquake and se
riously damaged shipping.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
(Concluded on Pae 3, Column 2.)
BEGINNING TO GET IMPATIENT.
' . HfFi 0 1 JOCKEYING L.OUC My'
.sj&Jl S&Bafe PWIPV - Q"C-H! J&A
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temptiratur.
74 degrees; minimum, 47.
TODAY'S Fair: westerly winds.
Italian ministry resigns owlns to trouble
over price of bread. Page 4.
Government debt reduced from S24.500,- i saieffuaraing reservation
000,00 to $-0,000. oiM.tK0.
Labor demands laid before
Murray Crane demands plank advocating
league. Page 1.
Governor Edwards asks referendum vote
on dry law. I'age 6.
Letters ot Maxine Dempsey ruled out of
trial. Page 13.
Johnson leaders undecided as to carrying
McCamant protest into convention.
Los Anjreles outstrips San Francisco in
p-opuialion. Page 5.
American Federation of Labor plans to
end wage-price cycle. Page 5.
Supreme court holds food control bill un
constitutional. Page 6.
Bitter fight in store on treaty. Page 3-Bitter-enders
threaten bolt if convention
adopts pianK indorsing any lorm ox
treaty. Page 1.
Variety of planks submitted to committed
on every question under sun. rage
Senator Johnson threatens reprisals against
any delegate who desert mm. rage i.
New York delegates fail to back Butler
as unit. Page 1-
Harold Van Buren. who says be Is worm
SUS.OGO.OOO, tells OI nis weiru ueiiuiB
stunts. Page 4.
Clashes nearly end convention. rage o.
Oregon officers of civil war veteran are
elected. Page i.
Sub-committee deadlocked over plank for
league. Page J-
Crown-WUlamette Paper Co. buys G0O.0O0.-
00O feet of timber xrom nammona
Lumber Co. Page V.
Russel Smith and Dr. Willing to play to
day in Bolt tourney. rage io.
Coast league results: Oak.and 3. Fort-
land 4". San r rancisco it. aan uiw
Sacramento 8. Los Angeles 8 (ten In
nings); Vernon 8. Seattle 0. Page li'.
Clem Johnson has workout to show fans
what he looKs line, rage i-.
Commercial and Marine.
Seventy-five per cent apple crop indicated
in Oregon, rage -i.
Oats sell at season's record in Chicago
market. Page 21.
Railway stocks still under pressure.
Steamer Egeria chartered to carry lumber
to Australia irom rornauu. rate a.
Portland and Vicinity.
Astoria Is placed on oil ration basis.
Sensational disclosures expected from war
savings stamps probe. Page 14.
Wilson's parting shot at congress unwar
ranted, says Representative McArthur.
Purchase of Dtitard tract again urged upon
city council. Page 10.
Big floral pageant planned for rose festi
val. Page 11.
Orrcon Retail Jewelers" association open
i aanual convcauoa-
Effort Will Be Made to Keep
Issue From Getting on
Floor of Convention.
CHICAGO, June 9 (By the Asso
ciated Tress.) Republican differ
ences over the league of nations cul
minated today in an open threat
from irreconcilable senators to leave
the party unless it declared flatly
against the league of nations.
The ultimatum was delivered in
dramatic fashion at a conference of
leaders. It put the league issue sud
denly to the fore of all other ques
tions before the national convention,
not excepting even the nomination
of a presidential candidate.
Senators Borah of Idaho, Bran
degee of Connecticut and McCormick
of Illinois represented the irrecon
cilables at the conference, and for
mer Senator W. Murray Crane of
Massachusetts, in past conventions a
national leader, spoke for the group
demanding a plank for a league with
reservations. . Senator Watson of
Indiana, chairman of the resolutions
committee, who was present to rep
resent the party organization, took
the role of peacemaker.
Fear Grips Leaders.
Tonight the leaders were only
half-heartedly attempting to conceal
their apprehensions over the situa
tion. Most of them grimly predicted
an agreement, but none appeared too
sure of his ground. In a session
which promised to last through the
night a resolutions sub-committee,
headed by Senator Watson, sought to
find a middle course which would
hold the party together.
Senator Crane coming unexpected
ly into the swim of convention af
fairs after several days of quiet con
ferences, prefaced the irreconcilable
ultimatum by laying on the council
table a proposal that the party de
clare affirmatively for ratification
of a league of nations cover ant with
he said, jy the group of mild reser-
pubiicans uphold committeeman i vation senators, he indicated that un-
ndled Lowden funds. Page 1. j h ank adopted, r 11
land laid before rpDUbllnaTDt. ' - r 1 '
' the dynamite or tne league or na
tions question's would be loosed on
the convention floor.
The reply of the irreconcilables
came at once, phrased in terms which
no one misunderstood.
Parting Will Come.
With considerable heat Senator
Borah told the conference that he
and his colleagues never could accept
any plank declaring affirmatively
for any ratification of the treaty,
reservations or no reservations.
Should the party adopt such a plank,
they declared, they would im
mediately and finally part company
In a desperate effort to bring har
mony, Senator Watson pleaded that
the rising animosities of the con
ferees be forgotten and that both
sides approach the subject with a
determination to avoid repetition of
the disastrous break of 1912. But
neither side receded and the meet-
I ing ended in an atmosphere of sol
So it stood tonight as the resolu
tions sub-committee of 13 sought to
sweat out a solution. In the com
mittee room besides Senator Watscn
were Senators Borah and McCormick
for the irreconcilables, Senator
Smoot of Utah and nine men of vary
ing shades of opinion.
Outside the committee room, too,
there was a series of feverish confer
ences as each side sought to assess
how much of the attitude of its ad
versary was bluff and how much was
After several hours work tonight
Senator Watson announced that he
did not believe the platform could
be finished in time for presentation
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