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THE 'SUNDAY OHEGO.N1AX, POltTLA.ND, JANUARY 18, 1920
IS SLOW IN
Democrats Eager for Third
SUSPENSE GROWS PAINFUL
Party's Plans for Coming Cam
paign Hang L-argcly on Chief's
Action, Hence Perturbation.
(Louis Seibold is a political -writer
for the New York World. The fol
lowing expressions regarding the re
cer.t rrft within - the democratic lute
and the discussion of probabilities of de
velopment in their relation to Mr. Wil
son -and Mr. Bryan may be regarded,
therefore, as views from within.)
BY LOUIS SEIBOLD.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. The one
question that most disturbs demo
cratic politicians is not "How much
damage can William Jennings Bryan
do with the bricks he has made?" but
"When will President AVilson an
nounce his purpose to retire at the
end of his present term?"
Mr. Bryan's capacity for making
trouble in his party, while generally
conceded, is assayed far below the
value placed on it by himself and his
scattered supporters. . The president's
opportunity to give his party a
chance to adjust itself to the new con
ditions consequent on his retirement
is esteeemed of far 'greater impor
Not one leader in 20 believes th
president will aspire to a third term;
not one in 100 admits the possibility
of Mr. Bryan becoming the nominee
of the party to succeed him. The par
amount interest In the democratic sit
uation, therefore, concerns the date
and not the character of the presi
dent's statement regarding his per
sonal plans. . .
Some DlKappolntment iotet.
A few of the leaders, expected that
he would take himself out of the
presidential contest in his letter to
the Jackson diners last week, and
there is considerable., disappointment
that he did not do bo. Persons who
are supposted to reflect Mr.- Wilson's
view of political matters furnished
what they described as his reason for
not doing so.
It was -substantially that such an
announcement would .have impaired
his influence on congress in his fight
to promote the ratification -of the Ger
man peace treaty and the league of
nations covenant. It was said that as
soon as the fate of the treat- is finally
settled if it is settled before the
presidential election the president
will eliminate himself from the con
test and leave the field to others.
Koth the explanation and reason
have provoked a dispute as to the
accuracy of the prediction and th
wisdom of such a course. Not all the
democratic leaders are in sympathy
with the president's motive in with
holding his renouncement of further
presidential aspirations. That fact
was revealed by the apparent favor
with which some of them received Mr
Bryan's opposition to Mr. Wilson's
acceptance of the republican chal
lenge to make the treaty the chief
issue of the coming campaign.
Bryan Purpose Scented.
The Nebraska leader's piotes
against such a step was the only fea
ture of his highly emotional address
that provoked any manifestations of
approval. It served to definitely es
tablish the attitude of the majority of
the leaders as favoring the course of
the president in every respect save
Many .of them frankly confessed
that they did not believe it would be
wise for the party to take the treaty
- fight into the campaign because of
their conviction that the people want
HiKiinseri of as soon, as nosslhlA un
der the most favorable conditions that
the president can secure.
These men do- not credit Mr. Bryan
with entire sincerity in-his opposition
to the plan urged by. the president.
They are quite certain that the thrice
defeated candidate sensed the hostil-
ity of the people generally to a con
tinuation of the treaty battle- and
singled out what he believed to be the
weakest spot in the president's armor.
It is their conclusion that during,
his long hiUernation Mr. Bryan has
been making war medicine out of the
most available material at hand. It
was quite evident to the guests of
the two dinners that ' the', endemic
Nebraskan was grievously disap
pointed at his failure to. arouse -only
indifferent interest in the new set of
"policies" he advocated, and that he
bitterly resented the hostile sentiment
to prohibition that was obvious to
IS'ebrafekan Still Factor, "
Failing to recruit sympathy for the
other features of his programme, he
centered his fire on the president's at
tempt to line up his party for a cafn
paign fight over the treaty.
Mr. Bryan said in substance that
ne was not to oe regarded as a can
didate, and most of the democratic
leaders concur in this view as far
as he is personally concerned. .Mr.
Bryan s record as secretary of state
in the administration is held by the
majority of party leaders to have
cieariy estaDiisnea nis total incapac
. ity for executive responsibility.:
Most of the leaders who are return
ing to their homes with a canfused
impression of party conditions hare,
therefore, eliminated Mr. Bryan from
their presidential -calculations, thoughJ
they recognize the fact that he can
exercise an important influence on
. the campaign.
That tnis estimate is justified to
some extent is manifest from the ac
tivities of some of the men who have
.been planning to succeed Mr. Wilson
Until Mr. Bryan came to' the surface
the other night, few of the. dozen men
who are not averse to answering
call to the White House regarded
him as important enough to pay any
W'llMOn Word Awaited,
Since his declaration' that he is go
ing to take a hand in the game o
making the next democratic nomine
there has been a lot of quiet pussy
footing among them. They evince less
desire to' secure the indorsement
the administration, more ' ambition to
take the middle ground. It is as
sumed by most of the leaders thai
Mr. Bryan will oppose the nominatio
of kny man closely connected wit
the Wilson administration. chief
former Secretary McAdoo (who is als
th soivrin-law of the president) an
The men that reflect the. Bryan
view do not entertain the slightes
floubt on this point. . Consequent!
half a dozen men who were eager t
'turn up as the residuary legatee
Mr.-Wilson are balancing between the
two wings until the president de
Clares he will not be a candidate to
- Speculation regarding the characte
of the president's decision is the out
standing feature of the situation. On
the one hand the president is credited
with a desire to bring about a condi
tion that would compel his renomina
tian a referendum ' on. trie' league of
nations.- On the other hand, he is
held to be concerned only as, to the
success, of hfs league of nations plan,
and his course in remaining an Un
certain factor in the presidential con
test is commended.
President In CritlclMed.
Mr. Bryan's friends and a few lead
ers who are opposed to bjm in other
makiris uiii.ici Lite. I' "lucii l tor IB
noring the stand adopted by the party
on the third term issue. The presi
dent's supporters contend that his
course is fully justified by his fight
with the senate, and is defended on
the ground that his withdrawal from
the presidential contest now would
spell the certain rejection of the peace
The men that hold this view believe
that as soon as the fate of the treaty
has been finally decided Mr. Wilson
will announce his desire -to retire
from politics. They earnestly hope
for this in order that the party may
secure the impersonal advice of the
president in formulating a campaign
programme. Back of this hope is the
knowledge of the events that re
sulted from an almost similar situa
tion toward the close of Grover Cleve-
land's second administration.
. Mr. Cleveland kept his party in a :
state of suspense for many months
after an announcement of his desire
to retire was expected. ' He held up
many important appointments -almost
as many as there are now vacant
for weeks in order to control the
selection of delegates to the nomi
nating convention at least that was
the charge of his critics..
Suspense Becomes Painful.
The uncertainties developed during
this period encouraged . the radical
wings of the party to get together,
and when Mr. Cleveland did make his
belated announcement the :conserva
tives found themselves at a "disad
vantage. The demoralization result
ing produced Mr. Bryan as the; can
didate and Hie split in the party that
culminated in the overthrow of the
There are many leaders who are
not concerned over the ambitions of
aspirants for the nomination, but who
believe the president should co-ope
rate with them .to prevent a recur
rence of such a catastrophe. These
men wan$ him to win in his fight for
the treaty, and will help him In any
way possible, but they hold that some
sacrifice should be made by Mr. Wil
son to head off Mr. Bryan and the
radical elements "from committing the
party to the blunders of the '96 cam
In the meantime they predict an
ejergetic campaign by Mr. Bryan and
the commission of just such blunders
as the natural consequence of the
existing state of affairs. Therefore
they express the hope that Mr. Wilson
may soon secure a satisfactory agree
ment with the obstructing senate and
issue his expected statement of re
nunciation of further presidential ambitions.
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WINNIPEG DAILIES ARE OUT OF
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Hood . River Oriental' Gets Back
$350 When Sportsmen Protest.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Because of recent anti-Japan
ese agitation And to eliminate possi
ble resjjltant criticism on the score
that the heavy fine smacked of Berse-cutioiii,-
Justice of the Peace A. W.
Onthank, who yesterday afternoon as
sessed total fines of $450 and $12
costs against H. Xakamura. Japanese
rancher, for Violation of game laws';
reconsidered the case today and re
funded all but $100.
Nakamnsa was held on two counts,
one for killing a China pheasant out
of season, and another for failure to
secure a permit for carrying fire
arms,, required of all aliens.
Mr. Onthank hastened to amend
original sentence when members of
the Hood River game protective as
sociation complained, of the severity
of the fines. . .
United States Federal Trade Com
mission Is Checking Up
Distribution in America.
Leuision to Get $300,000 Hotel..
I.EWISTOX, Idaho, Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting of leading citi
zens Thursday night, it was an
nounced that a group of locaL men
had obtained subscriptions amounting
lo $100,000, which will assure the
construction or a hotel building to
cost $300,000. Plans for the issuance
of bonds to the amount of $150,000
have been made and stock to the
amount of $50,000 will be sold outside
of the city.
WINNIPEG, Man., Jan. 17. Winni
peg's three daily newspapers sus
pended today on account of a paper
shortage. The papers issued joint
news bulletins on sheets posted at
the postoft'ice and news stands."
WASHINGTON. Jan-. 17. On appli
cation of Attorney-General Palmer.
The federal trade commission has sent
newsprint manufacturers, jobbers and
publishers questionnaires, response to
which will aid it in determining the
manner in which the terms of the
final decree in the so-called news
print paper case are being observed
The commission in particular will
attempt to develop whteher the manu
facturers have actually produced the
daily tonnage of newsprint paper; how
much of the tonnage has been sold to
Jobbers, dealers or consumers, and at
which prices; and whether the job
bers, dealers or other middlemen in
re-selling to the small publishers of
the country have observed the maxi
mum commissions fixed in the agree
tered into between the Lewis county
commissioners and C. D. Cunningham
and V. H. Abel, appointed special
prosecutors of the I. W, W. charged
with murder in connection with the
armistice day murders in CenValia.
whereby the attorneys will receive not
to exceed $5000 for their services.
The original agreement called for
$1000 but was drawn up on the sup
position that the trial would be held
In. Lewis county. The change of venue
Xo Grays Harbor county entails addi
tional expense and time for the attorneys.
Bride of 13 Days Sues.
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 17. (Special.
Thirteen days of married life was
enough -for Mrs. Violet -Fryer Watson
of this city. She and Frank Watson
were married in Portland January 3,
1920, and yesterday Mrs. Watson filed
a suit here .for divorce. In her com
plaint she states that her. husband
choked her, slapped her and twisted
her arms. She says he kept that up
for five days and on January 8 she
was compelled to leave him.
Win lock Officials Installed.
CENTRAL! A, Wash.. Jan. .---(Special.)
At a special-meeting heud this
week by the Winlock council the
ewly-elected municipal officers.
Mayor J. L. Myers and Councilmen J.
Jurin and Ray Myers, were ln-
talled. The mayor will announce his
ppointments at the next regular
meeting. The retiring officials were
Mayor J. I. Yansen and Councilmen
George Elliott and H. B.' Estes.
Lawyers Allowance Increased.
CENTRA LI A, Wash.. Jan. 16. (Spe
cial.) A new agreement has been en-
Low Pass Survey Started,
ENGENE. Or.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
Hollis W. Libby, assistant state high
way engineer for this section, and a
force of four or five men started the
work this week of making the sur
vey for the new coast road between
Eugene and the Lake creek valley by
way of the "low pass" route. It is
announced that the survey will be
completed so ' that the contract for
the construction of the road may.be
let early in the spring.
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SPOKANE,- Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe-
ial.) Protection against competition
adequately served territories such
was given the street-car systems
a resolution against the jitneys
everal months ago, was assured the
jitney operators today when the city
ouncil granted a permit for a Elision-avenue
' Church Campaign Ends.
CORVALLIS, Or.,' Jan. 17. (Spe
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