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WILSON THE NOMINEE
"I Hope the Democratic Party Will Never Have Reason to Regret My Nomination"
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BURSTS IN 1;
Thousands See Big Dirigible
Balloon Explode at At
WAS 1,000 FEET HIGH.
Aerial Tragedy Costs Lives of
Two Vanimans and Crew
Gov. Wilson, Democratic Nominee for President;
Mrs. Wilson and Their Three Charming Daughters
ISpfdil to The Ermine WnrJl.)
ATI-ANTIC CITY, X. J.. July 2.
Melvln Vanlman, his brother Calvin
anC his crew of three, men perished
In midair over Abnecon Inlet at G.38
o'clock this morning, when thn Im
mense Vanlman Ulrlglblo balloon
Akron was blown to atoms by the
explosion ot her cits bag.
The dead are Melvln Vanlman, Cal
vin Vanlman, Trtd Elmer, Walter
Uueat and Georgo Hourttlllon,
This greatest of aeronautic disasters
in America was witnessed by thou
sands of persons, who had gathered
on the beach to watch Vanlman
manoeuvre (he vast balloon In what
he planned1 as one of hln last ex-1
perlmental fllRhts preparatory to ht.
attempt to fly across the Atlantic.
A remarkable coincidence was the
faot that Just before leaving the
hangar Vanlman and his young
brother had been reading of the
tragic death of Mlsa Harriet Qulraby
and William A. I'. Wlllard, who tum
bled from a lilerlot aeroplane to the
mud flats of Dorchester Bay, Mass..
yesterday, In sight of a throng of
r. fififl nonnle.
The Vanlman tragedy irai an even
more harrowing bpectaele for tha
throngs that lined thu shore? of Aluecon
Inlet, anion them Mrs. Vanlman and
the wives of two members ot tha crew.
The disaster came with the sudden
nets of a Hash of lightning, while the
balloon was sailing at the helirht of
about 1,(00 feat above the surface of the
water. Vanlman, his equally Intrepid
young J:lns:mn, Calvin Vanlman, and
the tlireo member ot the crow were
but tiny mannlklns to the vision ot the
spectators, but they were all .drtlnly
visible on the platform of the car, sua
pended by the great bag, when the air
above them was suddenly rent by lla.iic
and ther was a terrttlc explosion.
First thero was jpuft of smoke from
one end ot the 2JS-foot gas envelope of
silk and rubber. Almost In the same
Instant there was a blinding Hash
against tho sun and sky, followed by a
roar. The wreckage became a mass ot
llame and smoko and plunging dots that
were the bodies ot the hapless victims.
EXPANDING GAS THOUGHT
CAUSE OF EXPLOSION.
Only theories are offered to account
for the disaster. Tho most plauslula Ik
that the equilibrating grur failed to
work and tho balloon tilted at an alt;,
tude wbero the rarlfled air and tha heat
of the sun caused a spontaneous ex
plosion ot auddenly expandod gas.
The Akron was out over the water
above a point about a quarter of a mil"
oft Brlgantlne Ileaoh. Delow tho water
had a depth ot olgliteen feet with a bot
tom of soft mud.
Vanlman had keen entertaining the
ever-lncreuslmr throngs on shore fur
almost twenty minutes by a sullen ot
maneouvrca over Grassy l!ay and Ah
secon Inlet, As he rode out ovor the
Inlet and attained an altitude of 1,000
test or so, he scorned to have the enor
mous dirigible under perfect control.
A fleet of Ashing boats was making
out to sea, their occupants tHrulnlne
their eyes as they gazed Into the mn
light to watch the circling balloon. The
crews ot the tl&hlng boats were cheer-
(Continued on Fourth I'as.e.)
Tlilrtl lisploaloii Vleltm l)lr.
Arnold .Mueller, nn ollor. died to-day
in the Dei man Hospital of ammonia
poisoning. Mueller Ik the third victim of
the explo-lon which shook tho, Jacob
Jtuppert Hrewery at Ninety-second'
treet Mid Third avenue last week. He
)tfii Wo. 60S East Eighty-third street, I
mM& WON WANTED TO QUIT
WHEN CLARK RAN AHEAD;
.fmim US DELEGATES REFUSED
mil iilii ciufin
990 ON LAST BALLOT,
BY CLARK MANAGERS
New York's Move to Make the
Nomination Unanimous First
Blocked, Then Put Through
by the Missourians.
SMITH OF NEW JERSEY
FIGHTS WILSON TO END.
Wild Scene on the Floor and in the
Galleries as Other Candidates
CORNERSTONE LA D
Widow of Benefactor Offici
ates at Ceremony at
In the presenco of Prcsldunt Nicholas
Murray llutler of 'Columbia University,
a number of the trusteed, mwnbers ot
the teaching force of thu Institution
and sumo of, those who are to enter the
new School of Journalism branch of
th university next fall, tho coiner,
stone of thn' Journalism Uulldlug was
laid thlB morning 1 n Mr. Joseph
I'ullUor, widow of tho man whoso
benefaction foundeil tho Institution.
"I declare thli cornerstone a ell and
truly laid," raid Mrs. Pulitzer, ns she
held In her hands the tiowel given her
by the consulting engineer ot tho struc
ture, Frederick A. (loolze, who Is also
comptroller of the student organizations.
The exorcises wero qulto Informal, as
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MARSHALL FAVORED AS
WILSON RUNNING MATE,
Governor Wired to Manager to With
draw His Name, But Workers
Voted Proposition Down How
He Received Good News.
i CONGRATULATES WILSON.
(Continued on Third Page.)
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youna" I. to Wed the l.rulti with Mich
Uushol'ly funny l. humurous lorlc.
romlisl nlcluio. cl.ver rlddlrn, unlnu"
purzlfn. In,, an will J nil thu in p. Kin of
III n.iv Weekly Joku Honk to ko (re. with
n.xt Runduv's World. Tail your' ni'M'sdealcr
1 advanc. I. ba m a awa a ran v.
WASHINlSTOV, July 2. iteprcentii
tivc Oncur t'ltderwooil hax scut the fol
lowing tclii;rani to Oov 'A'o'iilrow Wil
son at He.i tilrt, N, J..
"Accent iy concratulatlotiH mi your
nomination. It. will be my pleasure to
support your candidacy to my 'utmost
itrtjtb, ttMaW UaUEHWOUBir
Uryau W'niits Consrs-nian Henry
iv Stiitie Other Kr Western
nALTIMOllU, Mil, Ji.lj -T.ie Vte.i
I'resldentlal Mtnutlon In 'till open, but
th llkulliit I'KiiiM.it" Ii Mamhall of
Indian I.' II ." the tl r-1 finorlto mini
to hHrli out or t ii. nue and throw his i
HtivnKth to WIIhiii. and the VIIki:i "
ptnplo want hlni. ;
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iDtiiressriiau Henry t 'I'ix.i. or noun
thr fur ttnrflern prnK i "i i 'I'lie eon
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inn's ii'i.r.liiiiti'in r.ml i 'n:oi n re;
toHHIlt tile fuM evteilt if 1) -l.o r.ltl.
-adlmPmn this yiir
AMERICANS AGAIN WIN
OLYMPIC SHOOTING HONORS
Win Team Omtesi wiih Pistol,
Usfeatinj; Swedes and Mritbli
Awarded (Jol.l Me Jul.
STtn'KHOlM, .Sweden, July 2. -In t ,.
pistol fliootltiK i jrnpi till m lor tea mi,
lr!u at a dl.tai of lift neties, t'.
I' tilt i'd Hl.U'.'S t .tin won t i-i'.iy. .'itvcil. i
was second and I '-e.it ilrlMln was thtr'l.
Thl Ih iinother vl'-tory for Ainerle.i lu
tho OlvjupU Kimi"
The I'lillfd St'it"' """it w.n award" I
t tffiM iiiiilal, U .iKi'r'-fc.i'i tie iie i u
I 'I'.'i. Kv,efteli w." sot oinl w Ih ',M'I j't.l
1 lireat III1' tin "i rd 'itli I.V'I.
in itr.i on ici-;
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lltrulU'J -.it-nuu-iij, him., inn nni vut- hM .nil
niat'ty erdirn. i..iaift .i '1 iih-I vhrk rowa
AtifiJt. l-iiUtvr IWoiUI), It'in-IICK. VIC3 I'Af k
(Siifi- ui from a Stuff Correiipnnilent of The ISvenIn World )
SKA (illlT, N. .1., July 2. (lov, Wooilrow Wllsou, tlto naiulliluto of Mm
((niocr.-itlf iiurty, wiih rr-aily U withdraw UIh mhiiiii from thn cnnnlderatloi
!' the I'oiuontliin ut HalliiiKirB lam Krlilay nlKht, nml lin bo onlurfl hlH
!l"iii(Mutiiin ilii'te to do so If they tlimii?lit Hitch iictiim would lio In thn
,i-"h'i- of i'ir!y linrinoiiy.
Thi ii'iiih (lov Wilson told llin icpni'tBi-.s on lila lawn thli iift'-rnoon,
h lew iiiiimits iifler ho had H'cclvcd iho iicwn of his nomination-. With a
.i'.-.v ;inve fare New JcrHi'.v'H ("H'cullvc tleKcrllieil tho tnlnnto when he very
K iuh- eifiK-ril hlniKi'll' from the rmiHldi.'nitlim of the warrltiR dcleiratcs,
Ou rrl'Jay ntg-ht, thn night that Clark trot a majority on on of tli bal
lota, Wllcou KCt Vtlliniu S. McCgrulis, one oi his mancgars at Baltlmoror, on
tho louff-dlMtanco 'phono, aa& ha aaldl
"EU'y, it yon thtnV It would be In tit Intir.st of party harmony and of
party uuccuic at the election, I anthorls you to notify nil detsg-atea pladg-sd
to mo that X release them from their pltdftu. Do this If you can rind tho
pioper r.inn for them to turn to."
J HUSKY I HAD Si US ItliFVSK TO DSiSIillT (lOVKllSOSi.
I'tui cdiHtoly iifte;' the i-ctelpt of th'M.i onlcrs M: Combs tiiixcinblrd the
Wlloon le-ilf-rs In u confcrt'i tT, and put thu Oovernor'H irooMltlon to thfin.
Thu- rtji'ci"il his sti:;KeBtlonn untiilmntisly and McConns Itiiniedliitcly ro!
Wilson on the ti'li phoiiM to notify htm t thin action.
'Whutrvor Is rlttht munt bo '.lone," fnt the only commpnt of tho
candidate The In Idcnt wan .dosed.
The cur uinstaiiC'.'H Ritrroiiudlnt! Iho notification of fliiv. WIIhoii of hit
nomination were ilramiUl.' bifainm of their Hlmpltclty and thn uuiHterful
riinttul or hli uinotloiiB which wan illHjilayoil by the tnun.
The tlovernor wan walklni! hack tind fourtli tiiidor a bit; Hhadu treo on
the lawn by the Hide of IiIk hoitno, tellliiK a Htory to thu knot of nfwupaper
nun thai were with him. One reporter ran tneRthlcusly up form the news
tcnto crying 'fiood iiewn, ('ovenior."
N'.'il-nii Ignored tho inoRsenKer coiuplctoy nnd continue! wiih his
anc -dot" until the end
HKl'VSiil) TO INTERRUPT STORY FOR GOOD NEWS.
"Nuw you may tell me," he Hiild, turning to the nov.nyapcr rorrciipon-(Cuntlnui-d
on fc't-cund 1'asr,)
BY MARTIN GREEN.
(taff Oorrawpoaiaat of Tb araalnr WoMA.)
CONVENTJON HALL, BALTIMORE, July 2. WooJrow Wilson
I of New Jersey was nominated for the Presidency by acclamation this
'afternoon at the close of the forty-sixth ballot. The nomination was
greeted with a riot of applause, in which former Clark men, former
Underwood men, former Harmon men and former Marshall men joined.
While more than half a hundred Clark delegates, including the thirty-six
from Missouri, stuck to Clark until the close of the last rollcall, there j
was every appearance of harmony In the demonstration1 that followed
Chairman James's announcement of the result.
It was generally admitted that the best campaigner had been nom
inated, and whatever bitterness had been engendered was hidden In be
great jubilation in which 15,000 persons took part
During the final victorious roll call, William Jennings Bryan M
a reception In his place in the Nebraska delegation. He was slmphi
swamped with congratulations and men who have been watching fita
for years never saw him so plainly happy. And he had a right to tfc
happy. He had landed his candidate without the ninety votes of Hm
York. He had bossed the proceedings, pretty effectively throughout
and he had the platform, largely written by himself, in his pocket.
The convention took a recess until 9 P. M., when a nomination lot
Vice-President will be made and a platform adopted.
Mr. Wilson's nomination was practically settled by the withdrawal of
Oscar Underwood after the close of the forty-fifth ballot.
Senator Bankhead, a tine old figure of Southern statesman with a
top and rear head like Bryan and a face of the Indian type, made tn
effective withdrawal of the candidate of his State. He said Mr. Under
wood entered the contest because he thought he could win. He had
hoped to show tliat sectional feeling between the North and South was
lead and believed he had demonstrated that fact.
"Mr. Underwood," said Senator Bankhead, "is not in this fight to
prevent the nomination of any other candidate. His purpose is to for-1
ward the interests of the Democratic party, and he will work for the
election of the Democratic nominee of this convention, whoever he
"Vice-President?" queried a delegate.
''No, no, no," cried the Senator, raising his arms in a gesture as of
horror. "No friend of the Democratic party would dare suggest taking
that man from his present post unless it would be to elevate him to the
! highest otlice in the land. Anybody can sit in the Vice-President's chair.
Mr. Underwood will stay where lie is and continue his labors for the Dem
ocratic party and the people."
Senator Stone of Missouri followed Senator Bankhead on the stand.
In a brief speech expressing thanks for the support that had been given
Clark he withdrew the Missouri candidate from the contest, announcing,
however, ili.it Missouri would vote for Clark to the last. The Clark
movement given a linal cheer by the crowd and it was nothing but
FOSS OUT OF Tllli WAY.
Mayor Htygerald of Boston then appeared at the .side of Mr. James
Ion the platform. He told of his own love and that of the Democracy
'of his State for lUigene Noble Foss. They first went to the support of
their Governor, but this was a time when the ambitions of individuals
and the loyalty of a State to its favorite sou must not stand in the way
1)1 .1 VILtlllV IUI IIC UwlllUl.lUV. IMII. ViUt. lUfl 1I.IU It I U.1 1Kb UCir.
Kites froin any obligation to him and hoped for ifce electiok 'oodrfif