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   Davenport Democrat And Leader, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1924, Davenport, Iowa                                THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT Weather A1VO LEADER-----Possibly SIXTY-NINTH 211. DAVENPORT, IOWA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1924. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES PRICE'FIVE CENTS ROBBERS GET OVER TWO MILLION Iowa in Limelight in the Closing Hours One ot Its Sons Honored and Another is Hissed by the Convention Delegates Judge Kenyon Voted for As Candidate for Vice Pres- ident and Senator Brookhart Hissed by the Dele- When LaFollette Men Voted for Him. is Felt Over Outlook Delegates Not So Sure of the Result in November as When the Convention First Opened; Didn't Want Standpat for Running -Mate for Coolidge. By RALPH Vr. CRAM. aptetol to Democrat Convention Hall, Cleveland, O., June bad the distinction Thursday night, during the closing lours of the Republican national convention ot having one ot its dis- tinguished citizens a candidate lor high honors, while another distin- guished citizen won the distinction ot being the only person hissed by tho convention during its entire session of three days. The first was Judge W. Kenyon, the second was Senator Smith W. Brookhart. A third, a native son, Herbert C. Hoover, loomed np for a time as evidently the presi- dent's favorite for his running mate, The Brookhart Incident. The hissing at Senator Brook- hart's name, was neither incidental nor perfunctory, it 'during the Ee. North Dakota1 for him as president, and again when Wisconsin an- nounced that 25 of Its La FoIIette delegates "had cast their votes for him. Kenyon First Man Up. In the afternoon, when nomina- tions for vice president were first called for. Senator Kenyon's mama was the first to be proposed. Han- ford MacNider made the nomina- tion in a crisp and snappy speech. No great demonstration followed, but the record ot the balloting shows that in the opinion of many delegates Judge Kenyon was the candidate needed to make the ticket appeal to the farming con- tingencies of the west. Judge Kenyon Is too progressive for the east and for.the party lead- ers, and they turned their thumbs down on bis nomination and it went by the boards. Some Gloom Spreaders. Delegates who -were very chesty about the In'evltaljleness ot Presi- dent Coolldge's re-election the first day or two ot the convention began to qualify their statements before the convention was over. "If any one thinks that Coolidge can carry a load like Burton they are suffering from yon conld hear many delegates say. Even his good friends here in Cleveland, his home, conceded that while Congressman Burton made a pleasant key-noter. and was un- doubtedly a nice old man, he did not lend the balance to a Coolidge ticket, that is necessary it It is to carry the agricultural states of the west There. Ttere those thought that both the Lowden and Borah declinations were inspired by a feeling-that this was a bad year to run, and that the success of the Coolidge ticket was not at all as- sured in their eyes. All these were Republican com- ments as the contest proceeded, with Us unexpected attempt to swing the convention to Burton, and the persistent Lowden declina- tions. After an attempt was made to force the nomination of Illinois former Governor, the Iowa delega- tion, which has stood solid for Ken- yon, felt that the chances of their candidate were improving. The Elder Statesmen Confer. the first time the veteran senator from Massachusetts, Sen- ator Henry Cabot Lodge, got on to the platform and talked earnestly to Chairman Moadell. Then John T. Adams, white ha'red as the Massachusetts man but lacking his whiskers, we are happy to say, join- ed the group. Others of the older statesmen gathered and it was evi- dent'they were worried. Iowa delegation had word from Washington that Judge Ken- yon would be satisfactory to Presi- dent Coolidge. Probably some of the other candidates were not. Some one perhaps heard from Washington to that effect. No one has pretended that the presi- dent not in close touch with the proceedings. He has- been (Cantlnutd GOV. SMITH IN NEW YORK FOR CONVENTION Led the Influx of Visi- tors tb Select Next President. By Thd Auodxted Preti, New York, June Smith has led the Influx of Democratic leaders for tho Democratic national convention. He arrived last night and will remain until the closo ot the convention. Franklin D. Roosevelt, chairman of the committee for his nomination for the presidency. George Brennan, Democratic leader of Illinois, will arrive Mon- day. It is expected that William G. McAdoo will arrive next Wednes- day. His campaign manager, David L. Rockwell, who has been in "Cleveland as an observer of the Kepublican convention, is on tho way here. Cordell Hull, national Demo- cratic chairman, arrived yesterday and took charge of the national headquarters. SLAYERS' FATE MAY DEPEND ON THEIR GLANDS Medical Experts Are to Make Examination of Youths Today. Chicago, June fate of Nathan E. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb, millionaires' sons and con- fessed kidnapers-slayers ot Robert Pranks, may depend on the opinion ot gland experts, it is indicated since prosecution and defense have retained experts to examine the endocrin glands of the youths. The glands have a direct effect on the mentality, behavior and personal- ty, medical authorities say. Defense attorneys plan to have both boys examined today. COOLIDGE GIVES ORDER TO CARRY OUTJiONUS LAW Washington, June for administration of the bonus law despite failure of congress to appropriate funds for the purpose were given today by President Coolidge in orders to tho govern- ment heads affected. KENDALL PRAISES THE G. O. P. TICKET By Tito Prett. Des Moines, la.. June tho Republicans of Iowa who went to Cleveland as this state's delega- tion preferred Judge William S. Kenyon of Fort Dodge as President Coolidge's running mate in the fall election, after Congressman L. J. Dickinson released them, the party will cheerfully accept Charles G. Dawes as a man pre-eminently equipped for the position. Gov- ernor N. E. Kendall declared in   jj list of dead, _ residence of- ficially S-J3. aboard the U. S. S. N ij late last night by Lle> N. Morgan, com- munlcr g t acting for Ad- miral ft if .-y, follows: Li- t J u n 1 or grade ZELLARS, Long Beach, Cnlif. ENSIGN M. ERWIN, Jr., Ashe- ville. N. C. FLOYJ) A. RAYMOND, seaman, first class. Floyd, Iowa. ALBERT DARAZIO, Egg Har- bor, M J. FREDERICK G. EVER, Birming- ham. 3Iichigan. BRADFORD W. SMITH, Mar- tinsbnrg, W. Va. HOWARD A. WALKUP, Craw- ley. ''TV. Va. '.AUDE N. SULLIVAN, Sar- geant, Nebraska. GE0RIC KERR, Terre Haute, Ind: ALBERT L. LAWSON', Philadel- phia. JOHN D. SHARKLEY, Philadel- phia. JAMES D. HOLLIDAY, Mena, -4Jrk. STEPHEN BETO, Bridgeport, Conn. _ FLOYD B. KlilBALL, Greeley, Colo. ANDREW R. KINNEY Argonia, Kansas. PETER A. FLYNN. Worcester. Mass. EDWARD H. HUFFMAN, Aurora. Ind. VERNON BRUMFIELD, Nor- field, Miss. G. BERG. Mount Vernon, Wash- ington. GEORGE A. BYERS, San Jose, Calif. LESLIE MALONE. Independ- ence, Mo. WALLACE W. KEYS, Madera, Calif PAUL H C H R I S T E X SE N, Guernsey. Wyoming. DOYLE N. SH.VSV, Clayton, Texas. CARL C. CALDWELL, Dover, Ark. JAMES THOMAS WOOD, Hut- chinson, Kansas. GEORGE EUGENE MAGILL, Waco, Texas. PAUL GREEN. Little Rock. Ark. WILLIAM W. LUBO, Cahuilla, Cal. STANLEY J. SKRYNAS. West- brook. Maine. BARTHLOMEW D. KELLEY, Holvoke. MasR. NDREW D. SLOAN, Fort Wnvne. Ind. WILLIAM H. WARD. Wichita Kansas. FRANK B. KING, Clinton, Mass. CLARENCE T. BOURGEOIS. Waveland. Miss. LAWRENCE H. "WILLIS, Os good, Ind. FRANK L. KLONOWSKI, Blue Island. III. RODNEY L. ANT3ERSOX, Los Aneeles. PHILLIP C. CLARKE, Los An- geles. .10HX A. M'CORMICK, Cleve- land. Ohio. WILLIAM 0. .COOK. St. Louis, M FREDERICK W. ZACHARIAS. Pittsburgh. Pa. The following named men were attached to the TJ. S. S. New Mexi- BIGGEST AND BOLDEST HOLDUP IN RAILROAD HISTORYJN ST, PAUL Mail and Express Looted of Forty-five Sacks of Regis- tered Mail; Seventy Armed Clerks Were on Board the Train at the Time; Forced To Open Doors and Let Robbers in Cars by Chlorine Gas; One Robber Shot By Bandit, Mistaking Him for Trainman. WILLIAM GEORGE McCREA. Ensign. Renovo. Pa NORMAN LEE BAREEE, San Francisco. HOMER SYLVESTER BRIDGES, Braxlon, Miss. FARRIS 'CARLTOX HOPKINS, Adairsville. OR. TBD CARLYLE RAGAN, Joplin, Mo HOOGES CHOSEN AS TREASURER OF COMMITTEE Denver Man Selected as Fat Fryer for the Re- publicans. Br TTw AMOctite-l Cleveland. 0., June V. Hoggca of Denver, Colo., was today elected treasurer of the Re- publican national committee. President Coolirtge's selection ot William Butler of Massachusetts to be national chairman was ratified' and selections for other offices were as forecast Sy The Jtiwtritcct Prett. Chicago, June of several counties were watching all roads today for trace of four automobile loads of train robbers who robbed a Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul express and mail train last night, carryirig away a fortune in'registered mail. Postal and bank offi- cials, however, said the amount would be much less than early estimates, which had ranged from to Altho the holdup was one of most.daring in railroad history ahd was accomplished by a large num- ber ot bandits, the exact number has not been determined. Federal Reserve bank officials said all shipments of currency and securities from the Federal Re- serve bank of Chicago aggregated DOUMERGUE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE Elected by the National Assembly to Succeed Millerand. RIGHT HELDTHE BALANCE Forced the Election of the Candidate They Favored. I By Tit Aii'cfalsi Fwt. "Versailles, June Doumergue was today elected pres- ident of France by the national as- sembly here. Paris, June French sen- ate and chamber of deputies gath- ered today in national assembly at Versailles to elect a new president ot the republic In succession to Millerand. The term of otllce is seven years, but the ma- jority of chief executives since thfi foundation of the third republic have, like M. Millerand. resigned. The left bine which worked as a unit in ousting M. Millerand Is al- ready divided over the identity of the man to succeed him, and when the national assembly met today the right parties, altho defeated in the parliamentary elections, hold the balance of power. Efforts to induce Gaston Doumer- gue. president of the senate, anil Paul Painleve. president of the chamber of deputies, to retire in favor of a third person were un- availing. M. Doumergue received 515 votes and Paul Painleve, president of the chamber of deputies. 309 votes, with 2D votes for various other can- didates and S blank ballots. These figures -were officially announced in open session of the assembly. ARMED BANDITS ROB JEWELRY STORE OF IN GEMS Bj The AsKrtlt'.ttl New Tork. June arm- ed bandits today bound a jeweler and his salesman and then ransacked the store, escaping with merchandise and cash valued at STRIKE CLOSES TWO THOUSAND BEER SALOONS By 0. D. TOL1SCHUS, Universal Service Sfaff Correspondent. Berlin. June thousand small saloons in Berlin have been forced to close their doors because of the scarcity of beer as a result of the strike of brewery workers. Beer imported from other cities is available to all the larger places, which are also doing a big business in other liquors, but imported beer is too expensive for the customers of the corner saloons in the work-1 ing class sections. Dissatisfaction among the thirsty j of Berlin Is so great that extreme j efforts have been mado to get the strike settled and an agreement is believed to be In sight Chicago, June one of tha biggest and most daring holdups in railroad history, four automobile loads of bandits last night held pp a Chicago. Milwaukee it St. Paul railway mail and express train and escaped with loot valued at close to The train, en" route from Chicago to St. Paul, was slopped at'Rondout, 111.. 32 miles north of Chicago. The train, carrying eight mail coaches and two express cars, left Chicago at 9 o'clock, central standard time. Fifty minutes later the bandits toolc possession pf the train. In 55 min- utes more {hey gathered' between 42 aad 45 pouches of registered mail and sped away into the dark- ness. Loss .May Exceed Two .Million. The loss early today was esti- mated at about but fed- eral service and bank officials said that a careful chpck may show the loss to exceed that figure. Only one man was shot. He was a member of the robber gang, mis- taken by one of his fellows for a member of the train crew. Seventy Armed Mail Clerks Aboard. Altho the train carried more '0 mail clerks and guards, all armed, in three coaches were compelled to face the guus.ot the robbers. These coaches car- ried the registered and first class mail. The robbers forced their way in- to cars by breaking the coach dows and throwing bombs filled with chlorine gas. The clerks and guards, nearly overcome by the deadly fumes were forced to open the doors and allow the robbers to enter. Familiar with Railroading. Officials are certain that the hold- up had been arranged by a group of men thoroly familiar with rail- road and railroad mail clerks' work. At least two of the robbers con- cealed themselves aboard the mail special before it left Chicago. The train had just gone thru. Rondout and was traveling about BO miles an hour. Two men. bran- dishing revolvers, came from their hiding place between tho tender antl the first coach, into the engina cab. The muzzle of one weapon pushed against the neck of Engi- neer S. R. Waite of Milwaukee. The other bandit covered the flre- man. E. J. Biddle. also of Milwau- kee. "A half mile down the track" you'll see a red light flashed on the bide of the tracks." the man back of the engineer said. "When you lipht. you'll stop tha train. If you don't you're done." Just where the Buckley road, be- tween Chicago and Libertyville, cuts the track, a red light flared close to the west rail. Engineer Stops Train. "Now jerk it." the bandit yelled into tho engineer's ear. The engi- T neer did. Before the train came to a full stop a third bandit cut the air line pipe. Of the eight cars on the train only those in the center contained registered mail. The bandits evi- ilently were awarfl of this, for the one covering the engineer directed that the train be slowly backed so that the middle car he stopped across the road. The clerks in the middle car, looking out of the car window saw two automobiles parked on the east side of the train and two on the west siiio. Sensing something was wrons, the clerks extinguished all lights. Bombs Hurled Thru Windows. The bandits ordered them to opon tho doors and when they re- fuipd. the bandits hurled several bombs of gas thru tho windows. [Continued on Page Ten.]   

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