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Bennington Evening Banner (Newspaper) - June 23, 1920, Bennington, VermontFull of seventeenth year no 4636. Bennington vt., wednesday june 23, 1920. Price 2 cents 12 cents per were. Vet won Stato Library about the Only Thil Mai e,ier.20neptl8vt. Is that a Man does not have to worry about is How much his coffin is going to Cost my ii i killed tout i. In Auto wreck car hits Railroad abutment near Norfolk Conn. One More badly injured dead woman was mrs. Norman franc s husband driving car at time of Accident. Norfolk Conn., june 23. Mrs. Nor Man Francis of Chatham n. Y., was instantly Kil de Here today when an automobile in which she was Riding crashed into a Railroad abutment. In. Harry Scriber also of Chatham was seriously injured. Or. Francis who was driving to or. Scriber were unhurt. Tho party was on its Way from Chatham to Derby Conn to visit mrs. Senber s daughter. Shoe repair prices to be probed in mass. Complaints made that Many shoe repair shops have been Mak ing big profits. Boston june 22. The commis Sion on the necessaries of life to Day announced it would hold a hear ing next monday at which shoe re pair men would be requested to give information relative to the prices they charge and their costs of doing business. Complaints have reached the com Mission that a number of men have been profiteering. Investigation a cording to its Secretary has shown that in some cases the profits have been at the hearing there will be pres ent representatives of the repairers shoe finding jobbers manufacturers and of the United shoe machinery company. It is from the latter organization that the repairers lease their machinery. The commission believer it can secure sufficient data so that it can fix an approximate Price at which shoes can be repaired at a profit. With this set it can then turn Over to the department of Justice those Tsuo prop Siwwi s Liuio in charging an excessive rate. Butler apologizes to Wood s friends president of Columbia University says his words were unbecoming and Cincinnat june 22, colonel William Cooper Proctor made Public today a Telegram of apology he received from Nicholas. Murray Butler president of Columbia a Nivorsky sent in answer to Procter s demand to know whether or not or. Butler had been Pecura Tely quoted in a published interview in which he was Purpuri to have declared tha Gambler an t Stock Market players were gent nil Weed s principal backers in his Campaign ice Tho Republican presidential Momna Ion. Answering your Telegram june 15, i am convinced that my words spoken under Tho Strain turmoil and fatigue of the Chicago convention and in Sharp revolt against the Power of Money in politics were both unbecoming and unwarranted and that i should and do apologize to each and every one who Felt Hurt by what i burglars scared away break into store and Post office by breaking . Albans june 21. An unsuccessful of Onixt was made by burglars Early sunday morning to break into the store and Posto Lelce of Civ. Marsh at Sheldon. Tho burglars sue Cee Dod in entering the store by break ing the plate Glass of the front door. For some unknown reason they were scared away. Too late to Cla shift. Port Salk 7passenger f Linelle touring car recently painted new tires ii Reno in excellent condition. For particulars address j. O. Box 347. A g 1 6 f anted a woman for cooking and int Ircne Rul housework. Cool pleas Iii Rummer place and pest of . 61- of seven piece Mack Wal nut parlor suite in Rood condition onem Loliar two Seate d Carriage one Roll top desk one Secretary and i Lawn mowers Oil stoves and mattresses Etc. Dime Fox Iver St. Fitt mum on the Colgate Road brow leather pocketbook Rontal Nizik Small bum of Money and other articles owner May have same la proving pro Perty und paying for this advertise went at the Joanner twice. Tit2 for Sale Ford touring car a a Coli Nikon. Inquiry Auli diehard Tel. I own Al it. Iti Tii to Hunt two furnished rooms Tio built . 4 tables Wes Lidan St., Tel. Ils a to Tiki t Ohrn t to i in is lied rooms la act 102 Short St. Jj6t6 Harding fails it i of suffragists candidate urged to use in fluence for amendment not free to use Force not disposed to exert Power of his present position to secure enactment by states. Washington june 22 senator War Ren g. Harding Republican nominee for president received today a Dele gation representing the National women s party who urged him to use his influence and authority As party Leader to procure the favourable action of one More state and thereby the ratification of the woman suffrage amendment to the Constitution in time to enfranchise All women before the november elec Tion. Senator Harding extended the utmost Courtesy to the callers and Assur eur diem mat Mieir Success Touhl give to him the greatest ii Lennura an i ,. " t in Ooi be Pointer to Nis votes Tor sur he did not feel free to attempt to Force any state executive to hasten act Ion in violation of his own sense of the women discussed the subject at some length with senator hard ing and in the utmost Good temper on both sides but the callers on leaving expressed themselves As thorough y dissatisfied with his position. The delegation of women was headed by miss Alice Paul chairman of the women s party. The immediate Pun pose of their visit which was by appointment was to inquire the her the Republican nominee would urge the governors of Connecticut and Vermont to obtain ratification from their Legislatures. The delegation said they represented Twenty thre e states. They were received by senator Harding at his of fice in the Senate Ollice building. in inn Hufi of lpns Mit Siide the group was photographed with sen Ator Harding standing next to miss Paul in substance the women several of whom s poke in turn after being Intro deed by miss Faul urged that the woman vote would largely be swayed at the coming election by the attitudes of the respective parties toward completing the ratification of the suffrage amendment. Senator Harding cordially Shook hands with All the callers and followed their remarks with the closest attention. One of the first speakers mrs. Ablon of Vermont remarked that she was born in Ohio and was aunt of Walter f. Brown Toledo who served As floor manager for senator Harding at the Chicago convention. If you have As much political sagacity As Walter Brown suggested senator Harding you will be a honoured by Yale two sons of Seymour Vansantvoord of old Bennington. George and Richard Van san Voorde sons of Seymour Vansantvoord of old Bennington have been honoured by Yale according to announcement. Made monday. At a recent meeting of the gov mor s of Yale a new of lace entitled chief student councillor was created and upon recommendation of president Hadley George Vansantvoord was unanimously elected to the position. At present he is an instructor in the academic department and assistant coach of the Yale Crew. Or. Vansantvoord has recently been engaged by Tho Oxford univer sity press to edit a forthcoming american of i s dictionary of the English language which is a stand Ard in England Richard 1. Vansantvoord of the class of 1920, academic a Yale col lege will graduate with his class notwithstanding absence in the ser vice during More than half of the Sophomore and All of the Junior year. He understood that he would have to re urn to College next fall for further study and examination but has just received word that for excellence in work during the senior year just closed the faculty has voted him his graduation degree at today s commencement and he has left for new Haven to receive his diploma. Teachers training state Board of education discusses institution expert gives view3. Montpeller june 22.-- at the meet ing of the state Board of education which All members of the Board at tended in Addielou to Tho routine business the principal topic was the teacher training or. W. C. Hagley of Columbia University was present Anil discussed for the members the Many phases of the in Sti Tutun including As to character required Izlo made an informal report on his conclusions after a Survey of the Strite at id what to thought us to location but the commissioners Are not yet ready to discuss that report and another meeting will Shor by occur in the matter. Ills report also in eluded his advice As to administration of the institution and its needs to Vermont at an Early flame. Visitors from Granville automobile club from there in Bennington today. Nearly 30 automobiles bringing up wards of 100 people from Granville were in Bennington today arriving about noon and taking dinner Here and visiting Points of interest. It is the intention of the Granville automobile club to arrange a islet to neighbouring towns this summer and the first visit is to Bennington. Some of the cars bore banners with the words Trade in the party came by Way of Dorset and Manches Ter and planned to return another route. Payne Needha North Bennington Young Man mar Ries Potsdam girl. The Potsdam courier and Freeman has the Foi owing account of the marriage of Nelson l. Payne son of senator and mrs. A. S. Payne of North Bennington and miss Mildred d. Needham of Potsdam n y. I. ? it 1 inn t,.i,i i. Fnorton Bennington twas so Lenin sized at the Home of the Bride s parents. Or. And mrs. F. S. Needham 27 Chesnu. Street saturday after noon at 3 30 o clock. Rev. Ii. Victor Frelick performed the ceremony be fore an altar of evergreens and Dai sies on which had been placed altar candles. The double ring ceremony was used. A reseeding the ceremony. Miss Carmen Flint Sang until mrs. Proctor Pratt of Massena played the bridal chorus from the Rose Maiden. The misses Mildred Winters of mar. Frithville and Emily Dillingham. i a Guensburg were . To Pete i tie living room carry ing s reamers of tulle caught with syringas forming an aisle for rhe bridal party they were followed by the Matron of Honor mrs. Howard ii. Needham of Gary ind., and the Jda Tity Little Flower girl Joan Thomp son. The Bride followed wearing la White Satin gown with Pearl trim mings and carrying a bouquet of Rufes and lilies of the Valley. They were met at the altar by Tho Bride Groom and Best Man Willis Cone of Springfield. Mass. The Bride was Given in marriage by her father. The Matron of h nor wore an or Chi Organ die dress and carried Pink roses. The bridesmaids were attired in Pink Organ die and carried Pink Sweet peas and forget me not. The Flower girl wore White Organ die and Pink tulle Sash. She carried a bask it of forget me not s and. Sweet peas in he Center of which Lay the wed rings embedded the heart of a a flip following the ceremony a wed Ding supper was served to eighty guests. The d Ning rcom was Deco rated in Sweet peas and in lax with rows of candles. The Center piece War made up of bouquets of Laven Der and Pink Sweet peas surrounded by individual bouquets in Flower to Der these were drawn by nine sorority Sisters of the Bride we ser Ved. They were the misses Alice Peck Barbada Oln Istead Sara Sis sin Margaret Clark Maude Hawkins Lillian Carney Florence Clark Dorothy drills and Mildred Ames. After the wedding supper or. And mrs. Payne left for a two weeks Houey Mon at Lake George. The Bride is a graduate of the Potsdam Normal High school and Skidmore school of Art. She is a member of the i Delta Sigma Sor or i y and has been Active in the so Cial life of the Village and in red Cross work Here. The bridegroom is the Sou of Senate r and mrs. A. S. Payne of North Benning on vt., for Merly of Potsdam. He is a graduate of Troy conference Academy Poult neyvt., and served two years in the second division of the regular army i France among those in town for Tho wed Ding were senator and mrs. Payne misses Evelyn and Eleanor Payne of North Bennington w. B. Cone of Springfield mass., or. And mrs. Howard Needham of Clary ind. Miss Mildred Winters of Marguerite vill miss Emily Dillingham of miss Mildred Ames of Malone mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard and son of Uniontown a. Air. And mrs. Proctor Pra t of Massena miss car men Flint of Ilion. mrs. Payne will be at Home in North Bennington vt., where or. Payne is in business with his father after August 1. Big league baseball results of games in both of the major leagues. American league. St. Louis 9 new York 3. Cleveland 13 Boston 5. Chicago 2 Philadelphia. 1. Washington 6 Detroit 1. Standing of the clubs. Won. Lost. . Cleveland 38 19 .g67 new York 38 22 .633 Chicago 32 25 .561 Boston 2s 26 .519 Washington 27 26 .509 St. Louis 28 28 .50 1 Detroit 19 37 .339 Philadelphia 16 43 .339 National league Chicago 10 new York 4. Pittsburg 9 Brooklyn 7. Boston 3 St. Louis 2 11 innings Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 1 11 innings standing of the clubs. Won. Lost. . Cincinnati 31 42 .585 Chicago 30 25 .545 Brooklyn 28 21 .538 St. Louis 30 27 .526 Pittsburg 25 24 .510 Boston 22 26 .458 new York 23 32 .418 Philadelphia 23 32 .41s do i to Otic of term prism in Lonj Sifro additional Street barricades erected last night bomb constables in Auto Driver though shot through legs managed to drive car out of danger zone. Londonderry june 23. There was no cessation today in the Battle be tween the i zionist and Nat of nulls factions which Lias kept the City of Londonderry in a Sta e of terror for a number of Days. During the nigh., the rival factions erected additional barricades from which they kept to a continual fire. At times the Lux Ting reached the in Tensity of volleys. Dublin june 2?. An autumn hello carrying the assistant director general of the Royal Irish constabulary and four constables was Afta Narni i Volver fire and bombs when in route from the Amiens Street station to dub-1- n Castle today. Assistant director general Roberts was severely wounded in the head by a revolver Bullet but la expected to recover and the Driver of the car was shot in both legs. No arrests have been made. The motor was met with a fusillade of bullets when passing under a rail Way Bridge but the badly wounded Constable Driver continued at the wheel while an uninjured companion returned the fire. After shooting had gone on for some. Time Tho qoo.,ii.,., two bombs. Nothing is known As to the casualties Mann Tincu in made the attack. London May 22. Moving the adjournment or th0 House of common for the purpose of calling attention to the rioting in Londonderry. Lieutenant colonel Ashley unionist declared to Day that Victory rested with the Assas sins and not we tip the government which appeared powerless to maintain the Sanctity of the chief Secre tary of Ireland and the Viceroy he said were prisoners in their townhouses the of Licals of Dublin Castle were equally prisoners and obliged to Lake exercise in the Castle grounds. The nations of the world were Point ing the Finger of scorn at England s inability to maintain her authority in Ireland. He demanded marital Law and More troops. The right Hon. Dennis Henley re plying to the criticisms of colonel Ash Ley and other speakers threw Little new Light on the situation. He said the authorities in Ireland had been Given fullest authority to Call for whatever was necessary and to adopt measures considered desirable and the police and troops had been Given the utmost initiative their inn auctions being to behave precisely As on the Battlefield. He regarded Tho situation in Dublin As worse thin in Londonderry and in this connection made in the course of the debate to invite the assistance of the Loyal party to keeping order. Lord Robert Cecil voiced his disappointment at the attorney general s re Marks. He declared that the govern ment should adopt either a course of conciliation or coercion. The motion for adjournment was then negatived without division. Be fast. June 22. The evening Telegraph issues an Appeal to the citizens not to follow the example of Londonderry saying we would Appeal to those who May to anxious for reprisals to be patient. Nothing would de Light the rebel party More than to see the City turned upside Down by disturbances and blood shed. To play into their hands would be a grave mistake. The Bounden duty of every patriotic Man is to support Tho authorities in restoring and maintaining Law and order. Londonderry june 22.--t his City was quiet this afternoon. At 3 o clock the inquest on the body of William Kane who was shot and killed this morning opened but it was adjourned for a week. Of the persons injured sunday night two Are in grave Condi Tion. A meeting of the magistrates this afternoon decided to Send an urgent request to Dublin Castle for military reinforcements and the institution of martial Law. Telegrams also were sent to the attorney general urging the necessity of the immediate Dis Patch of troops. Over a million up in smoke seven Story building in Baltimore wrecked this morning Baltimore md., june 23 fire Early today wrecked a seven Story building in Hopkins and quickly spread to four adjoining structures. The damage according to insurance men will reach a million. Early in the morning fire did $500,000 damage in the Darby building. Weather forecast fair tonight and thursday Snoder it temperature. Eye badly burned Solomon Waite badly injured by molten Metal. Solomon Waite a Young Man employed in the foundry at Tho Benning ton scale works was seriously injured late yesterday afternoon by molten Metal. The Young Man had been assisting in the making of Small castings in Tho foundry. He had made a pouring of molten Iron and had dropped his ladle upon the floor. Evidently there was some water upon Tho floor causing the Small amount of Iron still remaining in the ladle to Fly and strike Tho Young Man in the right Eye. The victim was immediately Hur ried to the Ollice of or. Frank .1. Hur Ley for a temporary dressing and then taken to the Putnam memorial Hospi tal. This Forenoon it was stated that he was comfortable but that several Days would elapse before it Wou d be possible to determine the amount of injury to the Eye. Bennington plans for fourth of july welfare association arranging pro Gram from 10 in the morning until 10 at night. The local Celebration of the fourth of july has for several years been arranged by the Public welfare association. This year the association will again plan the entertainment of the Day but on an entirely different and novel basis. Since the fourth tails on sunday the usual custom of celebrating on the Day after will be followed and All of Bennington county is invited to come have a Good time and help make the Day a Success. The place selected for the merry making is welfare Hall and the Beautiful grounds surrounding it. This is located Between North and school streets and was known formerly As the major Brown place. This is an Ideal place for such an event As its Central location makes it easily accessible to All the giant Trees Promise a Cool and inviting spot if the Day is warm and the Hall itself affords ample shelter in Case of inclement weather or a sudden Shower. From ten a. M., until ten at night the sounds of music will invite Young and old to come together to participate in the activities or to to entertained by the program. The commit tee for arranging entertainment with John j. Hays chairman has plans Well underway and it is already an assured fact that there will not be one Dull minute during the entire Day. Prancing under cover and on the open air platform will to continuous and the very Best music that can be secured will be provided. Both floors Are in excellent condition and for once the devotees of dancing can trip the Light fantastic toe to their hearts con tent. In the Early afternoon a series of athletic events will be staged. Entries for these will be free and sult ble prizes will be awarded. These Are Only suggestions of the varied pleasures in store for the peo ple of Bennington and their friends on the fifth of july. Watch the ban Ner for the latest information and the windows for posters of the attractions. Volstead is Defeated for renomination prohibition Law sponsor seems to be beaten by Farmer candidate in Minnesota. St. Paul minn., june 22. Con Gressman a. J. Volstead seeking on the Republica ticket in the seventh District lost ground in returns late today from yesterday s primary. 2s3 precincts out of 375 in the list giving him 11,738 s against 13,569 polled by o. J. Kyale of Ben son n league candidate. Lle turns from one half of the 3195 precincts of the state this afternoon indicated a close contest for the gubernatorial nomination and a non partisan league candidate leading in one congressional District. Available returns on Tho governor Shi gave j. A. O. Preus state wid e elimination candidate 83.631, and or. Henrik Shipstead the league candidate 64,458. The unreported precincts were in the Rural communities however where n leagues expect to make a Strong showing. Concert tonight program to be rendered by band to night at 8 o clock Tho band will give a concert to night at 8 o clock weather permit Ting. The following program has been arranged for the oceanic n March our Nat ional Hono r Brooks selection the Prima Donna Herbert Waltz on Miami Shore Jacob trombone Solo love s Awakening Pinard Frank Hurley characteristic noisy Bill Losey Medley overture Ace High Brockton fantasia the coloured wedding Laurendo March the sliced Kings Losey the sear spangled Banner half million to Cornell research endowment by August Heck Che r of new York announced. Ithaca n. june 23. Five Hundred thousand dollars has been Given to Cornell University by August Heck her for the endowment of research work according to announcement by presi Dent Jacob Gould Schurman at the 52d annual commencement exercises today. When president Schurman completed Bis address to the graduating class he ended an administration of 28 years Pigeon no in we s i Sci j. Jury indictment returned yesterday against Byron Pettibone to be arraigned today local attorneys of opinion that judge Wilson will order trial Early in july. Byron m. Pettibone aged 32. A native of Pownal who has lived in Bennington for nearly a dozen years was indicted for murder line yes enemy at Manchester by a special a 4.- to i Rano that has at rated More attention than any alleged crime in Southern Vermont since the trial of Mary Rogers for Hie King i her husband 17 years ago. The indictment returned. charges premeditated Mur Der in the killing of his wife Eva Bond Pettibone on the evens Rii i. The accused Man win Oear rained at 2 o clock this at Vernoon. No nah time at Manchester before judge Stanley m. Wilson who is pre siding at the june term of nemnu6" Conny court in the North Shire. The prosecution has uni maidu ,.v for in immediate trial of the Case. It is expected that James k Batchelder and Henry Viia a l of Pettibone will ask for a continuance m he december term of court to be held Here in Bennington. Developments yesterday of an a Noah Cia l nature seemed to indicate that the Case Korju fib a the present term of court although a recess of a week or More Usu allowed for he Benefit of the defence. Some delay was experienced e. Ter Day Forenoon in the Procce Ingr. At Manchester i be jury a originally drawn consist Irving e. Grout of , William h Nichols and George r. Mathers of Bennington Frank Benedict of Dor set of Glastonbury j . B. Young Hale of Landgrove. A. To. Orma. In Asa Nrown of Peru j. Winnet Gardner of Pownal a j. Jthn on of Readsboro Frank e. Winches Ter of Rupert. Guy e. Bentley of Sand Gate George j. Bond of eur Suur. R. I f Shaf so nov. C. S. Bishop of Stamford e. C. Bacon of Sunder land Harlion e. Benson or Pinnau Anu John Bugbee of Woodford. Mrbry ant of Manchester was out of town attic Nmiflc inn was sent to his address. Or. Gardner was unable to attend and or. Bacon was because he had served on a grand jury within two years. The vacancies were filled by the selections of a. V. Orvis Frank and ? Nold. we Lurns charge to the jury two witnesses Rodney Wood to .1. A re Agency and Clarence Miller who is employed at the d. A. Ward pharmacy irom wimp itch my cording to the alleged confession originally chained by the detectives obtained the siry Camue Sulphide which caused his w the s death were examined at the Ait Erik m session of the Jur the witnesses sex arned were wis Nellie i y Hogan stenographer for state s attorney Collins m. Graves miss Helen Irene glow the trained nurse who had been much in Pelli Bone s company since the death of his wife or. K. A Rainier i attended mrs. Pettibone on the night of her death or. C. F. Whitney of the Ota of Hygiene at Bur Lington who assisted at the no cps performed four Days after mrs. I Etu him a Dith de Tiute sheriff Edward Shanahan. Who has been closely connected with the investigation a Man was begun by the state Imedla by following the report of the . Tho before the grand jury were conducted by Stato s attorney Collins m. Graves and attorn. General Frank c. Archibald. Sheriff Perry b Gardner was in Chai a of Tho jury. R. J. Wood of the Wood detective Agency his stenographer miss Lena and Fred Stanley the latter a special writer who has been in town several Days covering Mie Case for the Boson american left the s morning Tor Boston in or. Woods car. overs is the mysterious blonde who according to Dame Rumor was sent to Bennington some ume ago ii the purpose of fascinating Pettibone and thereby Cli Taining inform Aulii concerning the suspected crime. Miss Evers wus present in the jury room at the county court House at the time the bos on detectives obtained the alleged confession from Pettibone and it was Ilie rehearsing of the s feature while chief of police Brazil was be ing examined at the preliminary hear ing that raised the laugh in which Pettibone joined As heartily As the spectators. Pet in be left shortly after noon to ii Wii ii sheriff Perry b. Gardner Anil Dopko sheriff Edward Hawkins of South shafts imry Ianni Esier in the sheriff s car. Water affects Teeth. Scientific investigation discloses that fact that where hard water is used for drinking Good Teeth Are the Gen or no result. Hun liter contains n Large amount of Lime who b enters i largely into the composition of Teeth deluge debate x on in due at Frisco leaders prepared for tempes Tou s scenes at convention More talk of deadlock several ballots predicted due to refusal of Mcadoo to permit himself to be named. San Francisco. June 23. Rumblings of democratic discord Over the prohibition Issue became hourly More Omi. Nous As delegates and party chiefs d in increasing numbers for the National convention. The leaders pre. Pared to face an outbreak of tempestuous debate on the floor of the convention. Such a development it was agreed everywhere would hold dramatic possibilities including further complication of the Uncertain Outlook As to Tho presidential nomination. Talk regard ing candidates seemed to strengthen the prospects of a deadlock for several ballots. The generally accepted View is that the withdrawal of Mcadoo will oper ate to make the deadlock More Likely by distributing More or less widely the strength which had been lined up behind him. Some of his supporters Are still predicting that he will be the nominee. Senator Reed will be kept from convention opponent of president Wilson s league of nations not wanted by the administration. San Francisco june 21. The Pri vate wire that runs from the bedroom of president Wilson in Washington to the bedroom of National chairman Homer s. Cuni mings in the Palace hotel Here flashed the order this morn ing that senator James a. Reed of Missouri must be barred from the convention and publicly humiliated. The stored up spite against Reed will be poured out on june 25 when i the missourian regularly chosen As a Delegate from the Kansas City District and subsequently rejected by a state convention of Federal office holders applies for the right to sit a one of his state h thirty is x and for the privilege of speech. There s the Point. Privilege to speak his mind about the league of nations and or. Wilson s domination of Tho democratic party won t be tolerated. Senator Reed will be outlawed by Tho National committee and the committee on credentials stand against internationalism and . In order that the punishment May be extra conspicuous Delegate Bradshaw a Reed Man and also opposed to the treaty and the league will be seated. Reed alone is singled out to be gagged and steamroll ered. The administration Road including five members of Tho Cabinet Colby. Burleson Daniels Palmer and Meredith All of whom will be right Here with an ear to the Pri " vate wire the chairman Cummings Raymond t. Baker director of Tho mint and an assortment of National committeemen purpose to run Tho convention from Bell to Bell. They can t gag Bryan or slam Tho door in his face. They have the Power however to silence Reed and to re fuse his ticket at the door. Tho big idea is that they Don t intend to have a harsh word said about the president in this convention if they can find a Way brutal or Gentte of stopping Mouths. Yesterday the whole crowd was up in the air about the Reed problem and were mined in their indecision to admit Reed to the convention. Then Camo the word Over the very private Walro that the Devil himself were preferable to Jim Reed and that there must be no Chi function shown. Immediately Cummings informed the newspaper men that the duty of Tho National committee in the Mii Bourl Case would be to take the highly virtuous attitude of following the Cus Tom of the party in miss Orl that Tho dictum of the state convention shall override Tho wishes of any District. Cumnings admitted that there was no statutory Law applying to the Cas and that there was no written Rule of procedure. The prophecy was offered that when senator Reed presented his credentials As a Delegate from the fifth Missouri District it would be the moral duty of the National committee to inform him that he has no standing that the Cus Tom of the party must be followed in till fairness and decency. Jim Reed will never get a Chance to shoot off his Mouth about the pres ident in this that bit of Curbstone frankness popped out after the Inave Cummings had applied the Law and the prophets to Reed s Case in the interest of mor flit y. And is said to be the key to Tho entire situation regarding senator Reed. Charity. How Many things might be tolerated in peace and left to conscience hint to but Charity and were it not the chief stronghold of our hypocrisy to be Ever judging one Mother. John Milton

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