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TTIE MORNING O K IIG O N I A N. VRIDAT. OCTOUER 1, 1920
HARDING WIS WAY
TO PEOPLE'S TRUST
Candidate's Manner of Speech
CAMDOR CARRIES APPEAL
Talks rclicrcil Willi Earnest ncss
Hut Without VHtmicncc Always
Oct Popular Response.
BY MARK SULLIVAN,
f rrtrvrti!it by the V(W Turk Kvning
PiM b.v ate. Inc. Published by Arranse-
V.S ROL'TK WITH SKXATOR HARD
JX(, Seit 30. (Special.) Every hour
n:- (J wo when Senator Harding's train
"caches one of tue smaller cities it
.-tops an-1 Harding, standing on the
tar plait'orm, addressee the crowd.
On aeh of these occasions I have gorn
.nto the crowd and listened to the
speech, trying to estimate the man
ind trying also to estimate how the
.Tiai itium seem to tliese crowds of
American folks and to give readers
aom m hi n of the same opportunity. I
an. going to print the bulk of one of
tliese speeches, one of the most char-act-
ristic, in which Senator Harding
" iovcrnment is a very simple thing
after all. Jt Is not the work of some
superman. Nor does it presuppose
that some extraordinary individual
directs our it stinies. Government Is
your affair, worked, out through per
fectly rifriprt! human beings who
ougin to c-v-cute your will.
'"i his government is your govern
mr.rt, not that of somebody who is
plutid in office. The way government
Is oo'iducteti in a republic like ours is
that political parties meet and give
expression to those principles and
po'ices which they think will work
out the best results for all our people,
and then you base your judgment on
I the partios by what they propose to
do in their platforms, and if you think
one party is going to serve you best
in your relationship with one another
you vote that party into power, and we
who are candidates are only spokes
men for the party temporarily.
llrpuhliean Parly HcmpoihIm.
"You clothe us with authority, and
We are pleased to execute your will.
And one reason 1 want the republican
party to rule once more is because
we are res-ponsi ve to the will of the
people of the United States and do not
try to tell you- that what one man
thinks is necessary (applause).
"I make no criticism of any one. 1
only want to say to you that the re
publican party has sensed the aspira
tions and the convictions and the con
science of the American people in this
vary trying time in American world
1 "Civilization is in a fluid state. War
las turned everything more or less
upside down. Things have - become
unstable. We have had fevered pros
perity and the world must recover its
normal way once more. We want the
republican party to be charged with
this responsibility because we believe
we have the capacity and certainly
the intent to carry out your will in
the conduct of the government.
(iovrrnmrnt Simple Thtug.
"As I said at the outset, government
Is a very simple thing. Government
is only the regulation of our relation
ship to one another. The govern
ment's first task is the protection of
"the minority against autocracy or the
domination of the majority that
sometimes forgets the rights of the
minority. And I am preaching the
gospel of popular representative gov
ernment in the United States gov
ernment that does not know any class
anywhere in all this republic (ap
plause, and "that's right").
"We must all be concerned in the
common welfare, and 1 promise you
that if I am elected president of the
United States (applause and cries of
"good" and "you will be elected all
right") I will never appeal to one
group because it is momentarily
powerful, but I am going to try to
appeal, as I have always tried to do.
to the conscience and the deliberate
Judgment of all , the people of this
land, and if God gives me the way to
sec it. 1 am- going to do my part as
your chief executive toward translat
ing the popular will of America into
law and in the administration of the
affairs of this republic (applause).
"I am very happy to see you all this
morning. As I have said, I want you
to know me. and 1 am delighted to
know you We are going to work to
gether for the good of the United
fctates and we are going to hold
America first in all our thoughts and
in all our actions." (Applause.)
Hen rem" Confidence Won.
The irmn began moving off and
b'enator ll.irriing concluded by saying:
i wisn i couia talk to all these
children. ! hese boys and girls who
ire growing no in the best land in
ihe world, and there isn't any reason
on the face oi the earth why they
ihuu-lil not avail themselves of all the
many opportunities which our country
1 am sorry that I have not time to
:;ay more, but 1 want to thank you for
t-oming down to greet us and to wish
; ou w ell." ( Applause.)
The read' r, of course, can estimate
the speech as well as 1 can, both as an
index to the mind of the speaker
nd as to its probable effect on an
udienco of average Americans. In a
mall community you must think of
it as delivered with earnestness and
.et without vehemence by a speaker
vhose appearance and manner make
ilmost as much appeal to the instinct
tor confidence as, let us say those of
a typical evangelical oishop.
Probably the over - sophisticated
reader aim me over-citif led reader
till say mere is nothing new in it
nd those wno. are very much in
earnest about new issues will find it
disappointing, but if anyone doubts
tiat it expresses both a personalitv
and a point of view that is sympa
thetic and consoling to great multi
tudes of averuge Americans who have
b;en more than a little disturbed by
tie recent course of the world; if any
one doubts that, he would be con
vinced by following this party through
tie country for, a day.
e an mi .e a gooa aeai or fun
o Harding for coining or digging up
fioin an obsoyte dictionary the word
"lomiaely." but if you would suspect
lat-ditiR of so subtle an artfulness we
light now conclude that he had in
vented this device for calling con
spicuous attention to a condition
wiich lie wants to identify himself
'III, which, whether for good or 111,
opresses the present mood of the
A ncrican more accurately than any
ol these other more novel Ideas
"hich some of us speak of as aspirations.
appointed by President Nickerson of
the labor council.'
If Governor Cox is depending on
the working- girls to give him the
victory in Oregon at the coming
election he Is doomed to disappoint
ment, judging from the results of a
straw vote taken among the girls
of the two plants of the Hirsch-Weis
Manufacturing company yesterday.
The girls in these plants voted three
to one for Senator Harding in pref
erence to Governor Cox as their can
didate for president. The vote among
the girls stood 24 for Harding and 8
for Cox. Two voted for Debs.
The men of the same plants, also
included in the vote, showed an even
greater preference for the republi
can nominee. Ten cast ballots for
Harding and but two for Cox.
This made the total vote in the two
plants 34 for Harding and 10 for
The vote at the two" plants was
light, owing to the fact that an ef
fort was made to limit it to actual
voters only. Of more than 100 girls
employed in the two establishments,
some are too young to vote, others
have not resided here cr.g trrough
and still others had failed to register,
a decided preference for the repub
lican candidate and were not back
ward in telling of their preference.
"What do I look like?" one inquired
when asked to vote her preference for
president. "I am a republican and
have always been one," she declared.
The women considered the question
of the presidential race as they
shoved goods through the various
sewing machines in the factory or
were busily engaged in piling com
pleted garments. In spite of this
many of them showed a good knowl
edge of the question at issue, indi
cating that they were voting as their
"I am not for liquor and so 1 am
not for Cox." asserted one who
threaded her machine and prepared to
shove another garment into its maw
as she spoke.
I'rrMOnal Intrrewl Kelt.
Another declared the present ad
ministrat'in had failed to do any
thing for her and .she intended to
give her support to the republican
"I hope wc get a chance to see what
the republicans can do for the work
ing girl," she said.
Another declared she had supported
Wilson at the last election, hut that
she was sick of Wilson policies now.
"We thought he was keeping us out
of war." she declared, "but he wasn't."
Another held that the present ad
ministration was worrying too" much
about Kurope and' European condi
tions and was not paying enough at
tention to the people at home.
"What we' need is a government
that cleans up at home first," she
One woman declared her sentiments
for Cox is no uncertain terms.
"We need a man who is for the
people, and I think Cox is the man,"
The men in the factories commented
little upon their voting, but the ma
jority of them did not hesitate in ex
pressing their preference for Harding.
One declared he intended to support
the laboring man's candidate, but that
he did not know who that man was.
A feature of the vote taken at the
two factories was the fact that a
straw vote taken there previous to
the last presidential election indi
cated a Wilson victory.
A poll of the office in the Selling
building likew ise, resulted in a sweep
ing victory for the republican candi
date. Of S3 votes cast 61 were for
Senator Harding and only 18 were for
Governor Cox. Three votes were cast
for Debs and one for Christenscn.
Selling ote Significant..
The offices in the Selling building
are mostly held by physicians and
their employes and the vote taken
showed the sentiment of that class to
be strongly for the republican candi
date. The women voting in the build
ing registered almost as strongly for
Senator Harding as did the men.
In the Selling building vote 35 men
voted for Harding and 9 for Cox.
The vote among the women was 26
for Hardin? and 9 for Cox. Very
few refused to vote, the majority of
the refusals being among women who
said they had not registered.
Th comment made in this poll was
strongly for the republican candidate.
The sentiment was generally ex
pressed that Harding was the man
who could be more fullv trusted at
the helm of the government at this
One physician who expressed a pref
erence for the democratic candidate
declared that "we might be able to
get light w ines and beer."
Harding (Jenrrally Strong-.
Polls taken at the Portland Flour
ing Mills company and among the pro
prietors and employes of the whole
sale produce firms on Front street
likewise showed a strong sentiment
in favor of senator Harding. The
Portland Flouring Mills company vote
stood i tor Harding and 15 for Cox
and the Front street vote 83 for Hard
ing and 29 for Cox.
At the Portland Flouring Mills 41
men voted for the republican candi
date compared to 9 for the democratic
candidate. The women, voted 17 for
Senator Harding and 9 for Governor
The Front street masculine vote
was 74 for the republican candidate
and 26 for the democratic. The wom
en along Front atreet. showed Hard
ing to be a three to one favorite.
Nine of them voted for Harding and
J for Cox.
The democratic; candidate was the
favorite in the vote of the day shift
at the Benson hotel. Six men voted
for Cox and one for Harding'.
COX SPEAKS NINE
TIES III KANSAS'
Senate Oligarchy Harangue
LODGE COMES IN FOR RAP
Democratic Nominee Says Senator
Is Xarrovt-.MinJed Bigot Who
Wrote Hymn of Hate."
WICHITA. Kan.. Sept. 30. Domestic
and international subjects were min
gled with the paramount league of
nations issue by Governor Cox in
nine addresses today in Kansas, with
the finale of the candidate's state
campaign a large meeting here to
night at the Forum.
Besides the league, the governor
gave his views on the Mexican ques
tion and the. Russian problem and
amplified his discussion of prohibi
tion. Many of his remarks were in
spired at what he termed "town meet
ings" informal talks with his audi
ences, in which he invited question
"Oligarchy' Aurain Denounced.
The governor again denounced the
'senatorial oligarchy." characterizing
Senator Lodire of Massachusetts as the
"arch conspirator of the world" and
a "narrow-minded bigot, the man who
wrote the hymn of hat against
Woodrow Wilson." He also flayed the
arrest of a man who interrupted Sen
ator Harding's Baltimore speech and
asked: "Is this America or Russia?"
Asked how the leagjie would be
more effectual than The Hague" tri
bunal in preventing war, the gover
"The four greatest wars in history
happened under it (The Hague tribu
nal! and it lasted only 15 years the
Boer war, the Balkan war, the war
between Russia and Japan, and the
1 he governor continued: "Some-
body had sense enough to lock it up
during the war. I will tell why it
failed: Theodore Roosevelt called at
tention to it there was no police
power behind its decrees."
Oklahoma Speeebea Billed.
leaving here early tomorrow the
governor was billed for a number of
speeches in Oklahoma.
In response to a question on Mex
ico, the governor referred to state
ments of Senator Harding regarding
"protecting" American citizens and
interests, and added: "It's one thing
to talk about protecting American!
citizens no matter where they might
be. but when an adventure goes into
a hornet's nest and knows where he
is going, the United States ought not
to send a brigade of soldiers with
Governor Cox was quizzed regard
ing prohibition at Hutchinson and
Newton and again characterizing Sen- ! in that body
ator Harding as a 'brewer." declared Michigan.
that the senator had upon senate pro-i "Because the democratic admir.is-
hibition measures "voted wet 32 times ! tration wrote into the lows of the
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can order be brought to the world
and because the failure of the league
will cause us to revert to Interna
tional breeders of war.
"Because the democratic candidates
despise the appeal to racial bigotry.
"Because the republican party lead
ers have unblusjiingly appealed to the
disloyalists of the United States and
are unashamed to hold their power
in the United States senate by reason
of the vote of a man found guilty of
violating the law in obtaining his seat
Senator Newberry or
and dry two times." The governor
added that under similar circum
stances he would have duplicated the
senator's dry votes. A man asked
why President Wilson vetoed the
Volstead enforcement law and the
governor replied sharply:
He gave his own reasons. And let
me add, Wilson isn't running for pres
ident this year; Cox is running for
No DlMreftpeet Intended.
When applause subsided, the gov
ernor added that he intended no dis
respect "to the man who will take
his place in history with Thomas Jef
ferson and Abraham Lincoln.'
Russia, the candidate declared,
should be admitted to the league as
soon as its requirements could be
met. Asked regarding the league's
attitude toward Russia if this nation
was a member, the governor replied:
"The league would be compelled to
keep hands off Russia and permit the
Russian people to work out their own
salvation, and Russia will."
Germany, Turkey and all other non
member nations, the speaker added,
should be invited in when possible.
To his audiences in Kansas agricul
tural communities the governor reit
erated his plan to place agriculturists
in more governmental positions, again
defended the causes for the non-partisan
league movement, advocated re
peal of many war taxes and modifica
tion of "most" others and promised
federal regulation of tha meat pack
ers and cold storage interests.
CROOK'S WORK REPORTED
Foreign Rooming House Owner De
frauded of $-5.
Some unknown young crook with a
mustache patterned after Charley
tnaplin is being sought by the police
for mulcting foreign lodging house
owners by Impersonating a deputy
According to a report received yes
terday at the police detective bureau
Louis Filippi. lodging house propri
etor at SO1- North Second street, com
plains that the man flasheu a deputy
sheriff's star and sheaf of papers on
him late Wednesday and demanded
$23 for taxes. Filippi says he was
not aware that he owed anything for
taxes, but the stranger was so insis
tent and made his star show so prom
inently that the money was paid over
The police report says that the
man is attempting to collect money
from others in the north end by the
He is described as being about 25
years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall and
weighing 150 pounds. He wears a
brown suit of snug fit.
HARDING STILL IN LEAD
Continued From First Past.)
Tli cut down tihe feminine vote to a
n,all fraction of the actual number
any of the women voting showed
COX GIVKS JO KEASOXS 1V11V
Deinoeratii Nominee Anneals for
Vote of Ex-Service 3Ien.
Nl-rw YORK, Sept. 30. Ten reasons
why former service men .should sup
port the democratic national ticket,
prepared by Governor Cox, were made
public tonight by the democratic na
The ten arguments were Included
by the democratic presidential candi
date in the following letter to the
Argonnc Post Weekly of Des Moines,
"Beoause they have constantly
talked the broadest principles of pro
gressive development, conforming to
the spirit of the century for indepen
dent political judgment.
"Because its candidates have never
said and never believed that senti
ment recently uttered by Senator
Harding when he said 'too much is
heard of independence in politics.'
"Because in this year the democratic
party represents the honor of the
country: because it believes In keep
ing faith with the living, and faith
with the dead; faith with our allies
and faith with our foes.
'Because the democratic party
stands for a league of nations, the ex
isting league, to end war; to compose
differences by adjustment of wrongs
through the processes of world
"Because - only through the league
country the federal reserve act, the
farm loan act and other pieces of leg
islation that enabled It to muster the
resources of the country at a critical
time, so that all Americans, regard
less of party, might win the greatest
of all wars for humanity and for high
"Because. notwithstanding that
many conditions are not ideal, Amer
ica is at this hour the safest place in
which to live, the most desirable and
the best from every standpoint, and
because it will come through pro
gressive evolution to a still higher
plane of development, despite the at
tempts of reactionaries like Senator
Harding to stop it."
WOMEN CLASH OVER LEAGUE
Republican Worker Charged With
NEW YORK, Sept. 30. Mrs. George
Bass, chairman of the women's bu
reau of the democratic national com
mittee, in a statement issued at head
quarters here today asserted that
Mrs. Arthur Llverraore, chairman of
the republican women's state execu
tive committee, had deliberately and
willfully perverted the Knglish lan
guage in her attack at Somerville,
N. J., last night upon the league of
nations and Its provision in relation
to traffic in women and children.
Raymond B. Fosdick, former secretary-general
of the league of nations,
in a statement toniglft denied that
Article 23 of the league covenant was
an attempt to "legalize the traffic in
women and girls." Mr. Fosdick said
that for eight months he had charge
'of this particular activity" of the
league and that the work "was aimed
at the ultimate (suppression of the
traffic in women and girls."
Article .? was placed in the cove
nant, he declared, at the solicitation
of the American Social Hygiene as
sociation, the International League
for the Abolition of the White Slave
Traffic and similar organizations.
VOTE TREND TO HARDING
(Continued From First rage.)
secret of Harding's great following
among the women. It is the stars,
sr.y s Professor Mej'cr.
According to Mr. Meyer, Senator
Harding's nomination at 6:15 P. M.,
Chicago time, 7:15 planeTary time,
could not have been more propitious.
Also, says the professor, it was Venus'
hour, indicating that Harding will
probably get the women's vote. The
nomination of Cox, on the contrary,
Meyer says, was accomplished on the
worst possible time. He predicts many
disesters for the democratic candidate,
including the loss of the most of his
support at the eleventh hour.
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HONOLULU, T. H., Sept. 30. (Spe
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Heffron, here now on their way home
to their respective countr'es. They
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Peace Arch Dedication PoM poned.
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