National Affairs: Anti-Smithists

As many as 500 anxious women attended prayer-meetings during the week at Houston, to beseech their God to prevent the Smith nomination. After the nomination and the Smith telegram denouncing Prohibition, the anti-Smith movement was given somewhat more definite form. Preachermen, including Bishop James Cannon Jr. (Methodist Episcopal) and the Rev. Arthur J. Barton (Baptist), called for a Dry rally at Asheville, N. C., next week and for a "National Jacksonian Democratic Convention" on Aug. 7 at Richmond, Va. Observers doubted that these gatherings, if held, would become any more significant than the...

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