National Affairs: Waiting, Women & Speech

Beautiful was the sight—beautiful weather, beautiful and many women, beautiful flowers and greens about the rostrum at one end of Stanford's beautiful football stadium wherein California ,last week heard the first campaign speech of its first Presidential Nominee. There was no Sidewalks-of-New York thronging. Twenty thousand automobiles were parked on Leland Stanford grounds. An ultimate total of about 70,000, mostly women, came leisurely into the stadium.

First to the microphone (107 stations, unknown millions of instruments atune) went California's Governor. He told the world New Hampshire's Senator Moses would talk next, and the smart-cracking Senator told, without smart-cracks, that the Republicans would...

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