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   Davenport Democrat And Leader, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1924, Davenport, Iowa                               THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT Weather AND LEADER-----Fair and SIXTY-NINTH 230. TWO SECTIONS DAVENPORT, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1924. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS PARLEY TO NAME CANDIDATE TAMMANY FIGHT FOR CONTROL Given as Reason for Dead- lock in the Democratic Convention. KLANISSUJfFATAL MOVE Leaders on Both Sides Have Been Bqoed by the Convention Crowds. DAVID LAWRENCE. by The Democrat. 1324. Madison Square Garden, New York, July is East and West is West and apparently never the twain shall meet in Demo- cratic politics. The age-old fight for control wag- ed Tammany hall and its affiliated organisations of boss control in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois came to a head in the Clark-Wilson fight of 1912 and again in the San Francisco conven- tion of 1920, and today it is the un- derlying reason for the deadlock which has prevented the Demo- cratic national convention from making a presidential nomination after two weeks of acrimonous ses- sions. Bitterness, however, is of unprecedented intensity. Discourte- sy to each other almost to the point of contempt, anger and wrath which has at times almost resulted in fist fights has given the. convention plenty of excit- ment but little -promise ot harmony even when- nominations shall have been made. Leaders oils. He _, tf Progressive Party Has Been Surgeons Operate to Save Life of the President's Son Condition is Still Critical Bn Tht AwctQtcd Prat. Washington, July opera- tion described as successful was Eertornicd upon Calvin Coolidee, Jr., 16-year-old son of President and Mrs. Coolidge, at Walter Reed hos- pital tonight In an attempt to ar- rest the course ot an- attack of septic poisoning. One ot the physicians said, "We accomplished .-ill that we expected." The President and Mrs. Coolidge were at the hospital during the operation, Mr. Coolidge going there when the operation was decided upon and the latter accompanying her son when be was removed this afternoon from the White House. They remained across the hall from the operating room during the ordeal but as soon as it was over Mrs. Coolidge went to the bedside and a few minutes later the presi- dent joined her and stood by the bed for a few minutes. The physicians remained in con- ference for some time after the operation, those in attendance in- cluding Dr. John B. Deaver. Phila- delphia, surgeon, and Dr. John A Kolmer, blood specialist, also of Philadelphia; Major James P. C'bu- pal and Lieutenant Commander Joel T. Boone, White House physi- cians; Dr. Charles W. Richardson DISTANCE CHECKS BASEBALL IN THE FROZEN NORTH Itv The Affoetaltd Ketchikan, Alaska, July Alaskans play, read of. and enjoy can not but recognize "that in many their baseball like their cousins in respects the leaders have acted the states. like a lot of school boys The in- Jlmeau and Anchor. lection of the. Ku Klux K.Ian issue havc ,1Elseball Ieagues whjch has been fatal. Try as they might McAdoo delegates can not erase the impression that they have been supported by the Klan. Try as they might Uie anti-Smith septiment is nothing more or less than an anti- -f. Catholic feeling. It has gone to such a point that many leaders .J" openly say the Democratic ticket will be deserted by Catholic gener- ally before any votes will be cast for McAdoo. To this Willia.m Jen- nings Bryan answers that he sees no reason why a man should be nominated, meaning Smith, be- cause ot his church, and he says that Is how the situation is rapidly developing. West Wants Recognition. The stubbornness that has been keeping the deadlock tight and tends to make it tighter is, how- ever, not altogether the Protestant- Catholic feeling which lias been engendered "here. The McAdoo dels- gates from Western and Southern states insist that they have been furnishing electoral votes to the Democratic ticket more otten than have New York. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois and Massachusetts, are the prin- [Contlnued on Page Three.} ACTRESSKAT UP BY POLICE Chicago Suburb to Be Sued for Damages Ro- setta Duncan Received. B? Ttw AnocUted Prai. Chicago, July Rosetta Duncan, one of tie Duncan sisters musical contedy actresses, is suf- fering from a fractured nose, a broken rib and various cuts and bruises, as a result, she says of a beating administered by several policemen in Cicero, a suburban town, who arrested her for traffic violation. Benjamin DeLancy and Charles Mondick, policemen named in war- rants charging assault sworn out by Jliss Duncan and her brother Harold, were locked up by order of state's attorney, Crowe, who be- gan an investigation. According to Harold' Duncan, who also was beaten, the police- men struck his sister after she had heen taken to a police station to be booked for violation ot the traffic rule. When he rushed to her res- cue the officers attacked him, he Enid. Damage suits against the town of Cicero, will be filed. J. R. Willad- scn, manager ot their company, jaid a part of them will be based on the fact that the ruvue in which Miss Duncan .ippears cannot con- tinue until an understudy has been found to take lier place are composed of city teams. Be- cause of the great distance separ- ating these cities it has been im- possible to play match games. Ketchikan, which lies 75 miles ot Washington, and Colonel W. L. Keller, commandant ot the hospital. The physicians came out of con- ference without issuing any formal statement and an hour after the operation most of them lett. The President and Mrs. Coolidge. bow- ever, decided to remain at the hos- pital thruout the night. They desired' to remain at the hospital, it was understood, be- cause the condition of their son was still critical. The operation was said to have reyealed osteomyelitis, or an in- fected inflammation of the bone marrow of tlie lower left leg. Blood poisoning set in from a blister on the right foot during a tennis match last Monday. The infection is understood to have localized in part there and notwithstanding the serious condi- tion of the patient he was said to be resting as well as could be ex- pected after the operation. It is believed that a blood transfusion scarcely will be necessary. Another physicians' consultation will be held at S o'clock tomorrow morning and pending it, no further statement was expected. President and Mrs. Coolidge had a room near the sick chamber and were in con- stant touch patient during the nipht. PUT THIRD TICKET IN THE FIELD LaFollette Endorsed for President by the Pro- gressives, r PROGRESSIVE NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT ACCEPTED Independent Political Par- ty to Be Organized After Election. Fourth of July. Games this year have been scheduled with. Anyox, British Columbia munity. smelter com MEREDITH IS FOR FAVORITE SONS STEPPING ASIDE By Ttf Attoetartd New York, July T. Mere- dith, head ot the Iowa delegation, who torlay for the second time cancelled reservations to Europe, summed up the ravorite son situa- tion bj" declaring it was high time from the international boundary j some ot them stepped aside to line, plays games every jear in [permit the nomination ot a more Canada on Dominion Day, and the popular candidate. The Vote By. Ballot TP I I I 6 it S r 5 I 1. z. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. '3. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 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LaFollette, as a presidential candidate, and provid- ing tor the organization of a new political party next January, the for progressive political iction wound up its convention ,'arly tonight. The conference empowered its national committee to select a vice presidential candidate after confer- ence with the "LaFollette for pres- ident committee." EndoVse LaFollette. LaFollette was endorsed as a candidate on his own platform. The convention then, adopted for itself a platform embodying the ideas contained in the Wisconsin document and in the statement ot the St. Louis 1the'.ttb'nlerence last Feb- ruary." 'Cheer Name of LaFollette. Repeatedly today as yesterday, the was the sig- nal tor an outburst of cheering ami applause. Yet the culmination of the convention's work, coming in the form ot a committee recom- mendation did not draw even a pat- tering ot handclaps. The committee was definitely In- structed to meet and organize for the campaign on July IS and on Nov. 29 to issue a call for the Janu- ary new party convention. Silent on Liquor and Klan. There no specific reference to prohibition or to the Ku Klux Klan. There was a plank, however, for "unqualified enforcement of the constitutional guarantees of free- dom of speech, press and assem- blage." Just at the close ot the conven- tion the organization slapped the Communists again by refusing to entertain 'a resolution which would have favored recognition of I the Russian Soviet. Earlier the dele- gates had approved action ot the credentials committee in refusing a seat to William -Mahoney of St. Paul, because of his connection with the national Farmer-Labor party, formed last month in St. Paul with Communistic elements, as units therein. This virtually read Mahoney out ot the confer- ence organization and cancelled his [Continued on1 Page Three.] LABOWTEY HONORS WILSON Memorial to Him to Be Placed in New Labor Home at Geneva. Sw The Geneva, July sixth inter- national labor conference closed 28.5! touiKht with the delegates stand- reverentially while resolutions were read glorifying the name of 241 Vvoodrow Wilson as symbolizing 24 j forever the ideals of peace and jus i 25! 25' tice. A copj1 of these resolutions will be sent to Mrs. Wilson, (o- .as.gether with an announcement that the organization intends to place ROBERT M. L.AFOLLETTE.' of Wisconsin. TRY TO EXTORT MONEY BY THE USE OF LETTER Father and Son Write Senator McCormick Menacing Letter. JACK DEMPSEY WILL NOT ENTER RING THIS YEAR Promoter Tex Rickard Makes the Announcement After Meeting Kearns. Sal 1 New York. July an- nouncement that Jack Dempsey will not enter the ring this year in defense ot his title was made to- day by Promoter Tex Rickard aft- er a series oC conferences with Jack Kearns, the champion's mana- ger. Rickard's announcement con- firms reports circulated concerning CONVENTION ADJOURNS AFTER 77 BALLOTS TO EFFECT COMPROMISE Many of the Supporters of McAdoo and Smith Con- vinced That Neither Can Be Nominated; McAdoo Managers Still Full of Fight, But Other Candi- dates, Including Smith, Willing to Accept What- ever Selection Is Made. New York, July 5. lHKiitlcd 1'rtt Peace negotiations for selection of a compromise candidate for the presidency were under- taken under serious difficulties tonight by a group of JDemocratic chieftains upon whose shoulders the party's national convention had placed the task of freeing it from its record-breaking deadlock. Giving their assent and co-operation were many of the supporters of McAdoo and Smith, apparently con- vinced at last that neither can be nominated. Weighing the title holder's plans since the heavily against the forces working for a compromise, how- promoter signed Harry Wills, New Orleans nfegro heavyweight, and Luis Angel Firpo. South American championship aspirant, to box in his Jersey City bowl Aug. 30. By The juiorlQted font. Chicago, July Peek, 49, and his son, Clarence, 24. farm hands who came to Illinois from Asheville, N. C.. are held tonight in the Winnebago county jail on charges of attempting to extort in connection with the sending of a letter to Senator Medill McCormick and his wife demanding to insure their future happiness. Their LORAIN IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE Ttu Tl-e Airorlntt'l Cleveland, July more than 100 disaster-stricken com- munities in "Which I have worked thruout the United States, I never seen a more complete devas- tation made by a tornado than here in Red Cross 'iTational director ot dis- aster relief, said tonight. "It will-be impossible to send In itoo much money for the relief of [this stricken he continued. Red Cross officials will start to make reimbursements to Lorain's homeless Monday. Approximately is in hand for that pur- pose and purchase ot material arid employment of labor to repair damaged buildings will begin at once. Replies to a nation-wide appeal sent to cities" by i George Hoffman ai e being receiv- i ed, practically all ot which prom- ise cooperation in the mayor's ap- peal for assistance. State Director of Education Vernon M. Hiegel will visit Lo- rain next week to make a survey of the school system. Food and other supplies from nearby cities are being sent to hearing has Tieen continued until j jjOrain in large quantities. next Thursday. Federal authorities then started an investigation and the two sus- pects were again seized. A E Germer, chief postal inspector here, said" he doubted whether the federal authorities could take ac- tion, as no threats were made in the letter. He expected to confer with Edwin Olson, "United States district attorney. Writing paper, found in'the elder Peek's room was said to be simi- lar to that on which the demand for money was written. The Peeks, who came to Illinois from North Carolina about a year ago. were em- ployed on farms near that of the McCormicks. Senator McCormick sailed for Europe last week. The Peeks were taken, into cus- tody several days ago when Mrs. McCormick first reported to the au- thorities receipt ot the letter, which made no threats, but simply asked that be placed, in a culvert a short distance from the McCor- micks' home near Byron, 111. They were seized by private detectives, who placed a decoy package in the culvert but were freed when they gave a plausible explanation. ARREST NIPPONESE FOR CUTTING'DOWN AMERICAN FLAG. Tly The Anfociotfd Pre't, 'Tokio. July Okada, ar- rested Osaka on a charge of hav- ing cut down the American flag in the grounds of the American em- a memorial to the late president bassy here on July 2, has been re- Tliirteen hundred troops are still on duty. the water supply is safe anil sew- age disposal satisfactory. BRITISH FLYER ON WAY TO KUSHIMOTO Rif The Attoetatfd P'rfK. Kagoshima, Japan. July Stuart MacLaren, the British avi- ator, who is on a flight around the left here at 7 o'clo'ek this morning for Kushimoto. MacLaren arrived bore yesterday from Shang- hai. 24 in the new labor home in Geneva. 25 The conference proved a great Baker II! success, having completed its en- 251 tire program. .It adopted a series 25] of conventions calculated to-con- Hi tribute to the health and happiness 28 26 of the world's workers and demon- the existing spirit of pol- Ijilaboratlon and conciliation bo- 25 tween employers and workers, groups of which were represented at the conference. Among the resolutions adopted was one forbidding niRht work in bakeries. This was voted after a minority report, favoring only a recommendation to the govern- ments for abolition ot such work, was defeated manded for early trial by the Tokio local court. His two accomplices will be tried also. The flag, which was cut from its canvas band, was formally returned to Jefferson Caffery, the American charge d'affaires, yesterday eve- ning. Iowa: Mostly lair Sunday: Mon- day probably scattered thunder, showers; somewhat warmer. Illinois: Mostly fair Sunday anfl 'Monday; somewhat warmer. Funeral Dirge Sent Reformer Away from City There was a time, not so long ago. when Davenporters were ready to fight vice reform to the last ditch. Violent demonstra- tions against so-called "purity leaders" were common; one prominent citizen broke his cane over the head of a clean-up agi- tntor and was promptly .present- ed with another, a gold-headed one. by his delighted constitu- ents: a rsiormer was nearly murdered and then sent out of the city to the tune of Chopin's funeral march: "personal liber- ty" parades were the order of the day. Then came the big clean-up. Scores of thinly clad, frightened women and girls were turned out into the streets: every red-light resort was closed. Citizens who had promised to help fallen' women lead respectable lives barred their doors against them. Rock- Island was hostile to refu- gees, anil sent them hack over tlie bridge. This fascinating story, full of 'vivid detail, has been written for The Democrat's New Home edi- tion by one who has made a study of Davenport's "reforma- tion" and who has an intimate knowledge of the oltl wide-open days. Don't fail to read this fea- ture of the big edition, which will be published soon. ever, stood an'open defiance from the McAdoo campaign managers, who declared their only compromise candidate was McAdoo. CHARGE THREE PRICES ARE PAID FOR GASOLINE Steps to Be' Taken Prosecute Illegal Sellers. Des MoinesJ July tending to show trade combina- lions or agrecmfots among Iowa gasoline dealers is in the hands of John Fletcher, assistant attorney general, lie announced tonight be- fore departing tor Washington, where he is to represent this state in conference called by Attorney General Stone on the oil situation. Fletcher said he had information certain dealers m Iowa were pur- chased gasolinu for six cents a sai- lor, plus transportation costs, and pointed out tl'al retail price was nearly three times, that figure, "if wholesale prices are possible at such Fletcher said, "there is nothing to justify the exaction of three times that price for gasoline at retail. It is apparent that retail prices demanded can only be ob- tained thru illnral combinations or tiade agreements." "The people are entitled to a lev- eUng ot prices of petroleum pro- ducts and especially gasoline, with other commodities." "I am sure that if the present prosecutions instituted by Attorney General Stone are successful that cftect wifl be the result." The department of justice recent- ly started anti-trust proceedings against 50 oil companies. Undertake to Find Candidate The mandate of the convention empowered the conferees to under- take negotiations "for the purpose ot reaching an understanding so as to hasten Uie conclusion ot this convention." Delegates appeared to have no doubt that their leaders would undertake to find a cans date on which there could be a general agreement, but three hourfl later David I-. Rockwell, the lie- field marshal announced that he would enter the conference with no such object in 'view. McAdoo--Nnt to" Give Up well said, ing was to aeck.nn convention procedure, sn the situ- ation which has helrt the conven- tion powerless tliru the entire week can be brought to an end. and a nominee selected. Under s-.'cli rireumstimres. he added, the high man in the voting could not be expected to step aside for anyone. Conference to Reach Peace Thomas Taggart of Indiana, au- thor of the molinn calling the when liM of Mr. Rock- well's "Judge Rockwj'.l or anvbndy i who placos :i- on tlie linows B. lansun The interpretation of mpUon are plain. It says thr> conterencc is 'for tlie purpose of reaching an understand- ing so as to hasten the conclusion of this convention.' That means I anything that will clear the way- STEAMER BURNS; THREE DEAD, 5 BOYS MISSING Over Hundred People on Board Rescued from the Flames. By The Prrtt. Baltimore, jiiiy dead, five boys missing and at least 12 persons injured, some seriously, was the tale brought here today by the survivors of the side wheel steamer Three Rivers, of the Balti- more, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway company -with 100 passen- gers aboard winch burned to the water's edge early today in the Chesapeake Bay near Cove Point. The five hoys were members of the Baltimore Evening Sun's news- boys' band. Most of the passen-1promise. Taggart even a n Mr. meant recommendation He replied that it did. McAdoo Man for Place The campaign managers for the was a.sked if it agreement on a for a candidate. other candidates, ernor Smith, left including Gov- no doubt that selection might be found acceptable. AmoiiB the they were willing to takp whatever ;enerally McAdoo delegates there were many who openly voiced the same conviction. and the general impression was one of that the long fight was almost over. Behind the doors of their coun- cil room tlie conferees conjured to-- night with an ever-narrowing list of names Robinson of Arkansas. Glass ot Virginia. Ralston of In- diana, Davis of West Virgmia, ana others. The peace parley had its real be- ginning earlier in the day wl'en the forces opposed to HcAdoo joined hands in a determination to definitely and finally accom- plish his defeat. Smith Reaches New Mark The combined opposition lifted Smith to n new level In the bal- loting. with more than enough votes to veto the select IOT of any- other candidate: defeated nne nf- ler another a string of proposals designed to either ward off ,i de- cision or improve the parl-'amen- position of the McAdoo fol- lowers; and then brought some ot the more prorninrtu MeAfloo men around the council (able and toM them bluntly that be reached only nomination by a enm- I gers were from Baltimore. They I had gone to Crislield for the boat FATAL ACCIDENTS INWINDY CITY Chicago. July Kucher- 4 years old, died today, the J result of burns, the third fntalitj (among July 1 celebrators iu Chi- cago. One young man was acci- dentally shot to (loath by a friend with a fourth or July pistol, and a boy with an armload of fire- works was killed by an automo- bile. Ready to Resume Fight But there was no formal surren- der on either side. The olive branch had been offered, nnrl not declined, but the Smith ami Ifc- Adoo managers had passed ths word along that while the negotia- tions continued the opposing? forces would stand under arms, reartv to return to the fray when the convention rei-onvenrs on Mon- day if the best efforts of the cool- er beads of the party should be without avail. Authority for Conference The convention'gave its author. [Continued on Page Thne.]   

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