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KICJ-I ()_\h UJ-4-SI KI.SKWHKKK T1VO < ENT8.
FIVE KILLED WHEN
Melvin Vaniman and Brother
Victims of Explosion Which
WrecksAkron 500 Feet
Ahove the Sea.
THOUSANDS SEE ACCIDENT
Airship, Soon to Start for
Europe, on Trial Cruise Off
Atlantic City-Mrs. Vaniman
Foresaw Fatal Mishap.
ACCIDENTS TO DIRIGlBLES.
August 8. 1901 ? Dirigible of Santos
Dumont destroyed at Paris, balloon
ist having narrow escape from death.
October 19, 1901?Dirigible of San
tos-Dumont burst at Monaco and
hurled him into sea: was rescueJ.
May 12. 1902?M. Severo and a corn
panion killed at Paris by explosion of
dirigible 1.300 feet in the air.
October 13. 1902?Baron Bradsky
and h.s assistant killed at Pierrefltte.
Franr.e. when dirigible broke up in
October 10, 1907?British rmlitary
dirigible tho Nulli Secundns wrecked
in nale near London; no fatalitios.
August 5. 1908?The Zeppelin I was
atruck at Echterdingen by gust of
wind while anchored. explod*'J and
was totally destroyed; no fatalities.
May. 1909?The Zeppelin II struck
a tree at Goeppingen and badly dam
aged: no fatalities.
September 23, 1909?Th0 French
military dirigible Republique. while
travelling from Paris to Antibes. at a
height of 600 feet. exploded. killing
four French officers.
April 25. 1910?The Zeppelin II was
destroyed in a s^uall: no fatalitiata.
June 28. 1910-The Deutschland I
was totally wrecked on her maiden
voyage in the Teutoburg Fores*.: no
September 14, 1910?The Zeppelin
VI \?.as destrcyed at Baden-Baden: no
May 16. 1911?The Deutschland II
was wrecked; no fatalities.
June 28, 1912?The Schwvaben I waa
destrcyed by fire and explosioi it
Dusjeldorf; a numbe- of soldiers were
Number of ae--oplane fataltirs up
to July 1. 1912. 159.
July _ iSpeclal).- -Whlle
horrifled 1 eyond ut
from ? boai
cv.<] beach, tlu- dirigible Akron. bullt by
a io attcpiid the ?
Atlar ? 81 :ti_o Pamc and
?Junged Int ? the ?- a this mornlng;, ktll
-r v r.f fiyr men. Tlie dead 81*8
Walter ' Sueat, Kr- .1
rg, Bourllllon. Tha
b\z \ n to plecea by an
.,,;?. produi ? 'l by a too
: '?]" gas.
The bod; ol Calvln Vaniman fell from |
th'- Al on aa the underatructure waa
dropplng through the mr, und was re
corered nol 1 ?nK after tbe accldent, but
men were carried down iri"i
the aandy bottom, caged ln the win
framework of tha craft. it is probable
they were killed instantly by the explo?
sion. Bourlllkm'a body, when taken out
by a dlver. was cruBhed and torn and
Di.M of the ctothlng ha.i been rlpped
The Akron mounted easily and gra'-e
fully hoto ihe air eaVly to-day for a trial
rrulee. The aanda were blach with per
tona who watched ber aa aha floated up
wanl nndr-r aplendid control and sail.-d
out over ti;.- aea until ahe waa flva hun?
dred feel abova Abaecon Inlet, half a
mile frotn the Bhore and a quarter of ,i
mile south of Brlgantine Beach, which
is acroea tha Inlet frotn this city.
When she went up tha aoft wind thal
biew acroea the Inlel had not dlapelled
the haae, ann th<- aun was onlj a brona~
hall ln the mlaty aky, But tha clouda
?Uapelled and BOOn tlie sunshine shlm
t-ered on h?T great yellow envelope that
atood out bo daehlngl) agalnat the blue
of the |_y.
Shoots Upward Suddenly.
lt muat hav<- been ihat the tempera
ture roae Buddenly when this happened,
for the Akron. which had been drifting
tezil-.- along In tha atr lanea, ahot up?
ward qulckly, and then b Uny flaah af
light appeared ;it>>i> the baltoon. This
aajread llke an electrlc apark. and a Kreal
burst ol Aame and amoke followed.
Th- bag aplll at th>- top. a deep rum
Bta came acroaa i<> the watchera, terri
fying them Into Btlllneaa. fellow-gniy
smokr completely hld the Akron, blllow
ln? up around her, and then r .ll.-d in
ttrrgld clouda abova her In ihi wind.
The underatructura rtppetl rrom its
aaeahlng and ihe forward parl uf the bi<
ig up endi d, de JcrllnfJ a alow ark
BAd ti,<-i, jumped ln ??' ?a ihe car
toro tree and .'< 11 ln ' -"'. never
atate turninR li. its di
Hall way <l- w n i v ?> ly of a man
aaraj out of tbe car and laWaWted to ih
acean, atrlklng the arater bejfore the
urdi Bplaahi d a Kre.it arava
feet t. ih. weat of lha rnan, wh >
taaa Calvla Vanlmaa Th?- *ai- bai bad
?ravered for a time, fluttered lika * llva
thlng, end than, trumpllnaj li l lha aem
blance "i u wiinkled, daati c,\,U\ luaa
Wed down in b Bpiral, wlth airioka curl
from II. and fc-ll Into th' ".c.tii .i
hiiiidr. d f.. t from v. j:,.:.. tl,.- . ,,r had
Women Faint at Siqht of lt.
li w.-i* altnoal a mlnute before the
f,',v-d could t'oinprehend what had bap
l^ned. even though what was lefl of the
Akron lay floating on the wavcs. Btlt
*'hiie women falnted and were rarrled ta
te* inlet pavliion I.. i?- revlvad, man i"Jt
84rt in Baotor boata. Ona of theae waa
?'ouneiiniHi, Harry Cook, h rnembar efj
l?e Anierl.a Kxhibltiun Company, which
h-<1 heljie.l to |in;u?.,. th, uiiHiK ???? BSf ll
fll*ht of tVaJter rVellman ln WtO, a voy
??? ln which Vantaian, lha rarsvetical
Cwtlauad oa seareatli paje, Hilrd rnliinm.
THIRD PARTY CALL ISSUED
Chicago, August 1, Place and
Time for T. R. Convention.
ri!v Ti l-crnph m The Trlbuna. 1
Chicago, July 2.?Tho national eonvon
t."ti nf tho Rooflmr.ll Ihinl party will b?
hold ln Chic?gO, beginning August 1
Dlrectly followlng Ih. flJinouncement of
tho nomination of Woodrow Wllaon by
tho I >emorrati<' National Convention.
Senator Josaph Dlxon, neting on behalf
<.' Konsevolt, announced that the Cflll
was heing made.
At tho samo time Mfldill McCormlck,
fleld marahal for Rooaevell in iiiinois.
in compliance with an urg.n1 measage
in thp forajajoon from Oyster Bay, left
Chlcago for New York, and will confer
with RooBflv.l1 and Dlxon to-daj re
garding thfl eotv entiuti
HAD HER SHINS KICKED
Suffragette Dressed as Man
Mauled by British Rowdies.
[By Tranaatlantle Wtrelem to Tha Trlhine 1
I^ondon. July 3.?Tho ro. ent ronowal of
mllltanl tactlca hy the MifTraKettep haa
rauaed th.- indefinite poBtponemeat of
the roreption by the Dfllltlcal comifllttaa
of thfl National I.iberal Club for Mr. and
Mra Aaqulth. Mrs. Aaqulth is greatly
diaturbed by the systematized atta<"ks on
thi- Premler and by tho anonymoua and
threatenlng letters she Ib recelvlng.
MUII.nl t.ctlca and thoaa wh.. foltow
Ihom receive acaal synipathy from the
publlc. At a publlc mootlng in Hristol a
few nights ag<, Mr? Pov Wlllcox, a
leader of the loc.1 milftant BUffrai
was found m un antaroOBB dir-guised as a
man, wearlng a soft felt hat, a dust
coal and trousers. She was dis.overed
by tht- poiice and eje.'ted. Sho waa
nfterward followed ln the street by a
iarge or..wd of peoptfl. Her hat was re
moved nnd sho was roughly treated,
? ^ klcked about tho shinK. Eventu
Blly flhe BJOl away in a street. ar.
GIRL OF TEN FOUND SLAIN.
Man Sixty-five Years Old Ac
cused by the Poiice.
Perth A'.ni.o.v. n. j. juiv 2.?The body
of a ten-J oar-old glrl who had been bru
Bttacked and niurdorert was f..und
thls evanlng in a tunnol under thfl roal
fo grounda at tho LehiKh 1
Railroad plors hero, and a man of sixt> -
five wh.. waa a boarder in the chlld'a I
home was arrested a few hours later.
Tho vfctlm w.is Man iialida. daughter
of John Halida, of No. NB Machantc |
street. a laborer employed at the Le?
hiKh Valley coal docka The Paiaflaaer ls
Alexander Krontovic, also a laborer .tt
tl>.- roal docka, Krontovic had been
board Ing In Hallda'a home .?ff and on for
IbbI five "i- al. yaar. lt ls t,aid he
had I'oon drlnklng hard f.-r n waak - r
ind h.d not bcon w.rklng
Kinntovio left tho Halida homo afaflUt
10 o'cloca yeatardaj morning, md .<?
cordlng t>. aetar*l children tho nttie
Uftlrda girl went wltb hlm. Tha ohll
? Iron Bay Krontovit: indurad the i hild to
a< rompnny him by promistng to buy bar
A crew tti.it wa? running rars lnto lhe
tunnelfl found tbe body of the murderod
glrl. Tho rhild bad appauranUy made a
deaperate Ktrugglo. aa almost all her
< lothing hnd baajl torn from her body.
FOURGIRLSDROWNED IN PIT
Little Shoes and Stockings in a
Row Markcd the Spot.
[Bj Telasraph t<> ihe Ttlbaaa l
Perth Arui.oy, N. J., July 2.?Ffluf
palra of Ilttle Fhnos and fltocklnga, found
at tbe edgfl of a water fllled clay pit. told
tbfl Btory yeaterday of the drownlng of
four .^mall glrls in Fouth Amboy.
On Stinday afternoon Kllen and Martha
l'aneon, in company with Susan Pazen
akl and Ftancea stanowitz. all ln ihe
nelghborhood of im yeara old, daddad to
g.> to the wooda noar Sayrevllle to i Icbb
berrles. At io o'clock on Bunday nlght
the parenta <.f the children becama
alarmed at their not oomlng home. Ac?
cordlngly a Bearcb was commeBced, and
Bll riight long and until ysterday BOOII
it was unsucoasBfuL
Frank Mareh and DavM Kramer, both
ot south Amboy, bbw four palra of aboaa
and atOCkingfl bflflfld. a large elay plt on
thfl outaklrtfl of thfl < ity. Belng ln
formed of the dlaftppearaDCfl "f the < hii
dron, they dragged th'- plt and r'-.ov.r.-d
About three hundrod little girl fr.ends
attanded tho funar.1 to-day
ASQUITH FACES REVOLT
Labor Members Threaten to De
scrt the Conmons in a Body.
| Iiv fal.le to The Trllmna. |
London, Jnlv .", Th- Asi|iilth govern
menl la faclng a Bertous dorneettc erlaia,
tho rirst Bfltioua rlft ln the coalitlon lute
that has yet taken place. Th* Labor
pa'rtj has diclared Ihat nnloss the gOV
ernmenl candld.te ta withdrawn at the
Hanley by-eloition conteat they will
visit Hanley Ib a body durinK tho wbola
cmpalgn, and thua withdraw forty-four
vote. from tho Commona,
lt is daJClarad on good authority Ihat
lhe government will porsist ln Its Inten
tion lo ronteHt Hanley, and thtiH a rupt
iir.- is aaauped. Il m.y ba only tempo?
rary. ,,llt lnf" 'onsoouenoes mual ba !" r
Tha present i liall.-ngo I.v th'' LflbOf
party oomaa as a cllmaa to a long series
of Incldent. whlch havi fllled J. Kamsay
Ma. DonaM and his "? eaKUOB with blt
terneaa. Baalng how narrow have baaa
manj of Iho rorent governmetit major
Itlflfl in tho House of Commons. the loss
of tba Labor rflte <>n a motion of im
portance would imptrii the exlatence of
the i 'ablnct.
HOUN' DAWG AND MOOSE DEAD.
flaaglrt, X J . July ' Somo of tho ni.a
,, . ,| by 'lovernor W'llei n to
v. f- oi a Ugbl volti one, from a
?, . ? . ;i, n.'ia. t BOO tnm-nUoil -i friend
,..,:nt:iiM,t hh "mlnkdar t<. ireland."
... from Itnlllmore, ?en.l: "We
Billdj in- houn' dawi and tba aajll pooaa
, , rfaUelujah!"
RPECIAL STOPS AT ELKWOOD PARK
(or -t. . 'ile. LBMe .M.et Ti.ilus Icaving I'. im
aylvanla Btatlrn Bl 11:12 A M . I8:M P, M.
Hl?l,,,n T.rmlnal II lo A. M.. 12 \? P. M.,
jniv i Tralna leavlng Peritif-ylviiula sta
',,,,, h 12 a M . Ifl:34 I'. M . rludaon Tl r
nihifll 1110 A. M. 11:12. ?:?. [M.\*i
}'. M.. Julyf, pannsyhanla Railroad. -AUvt.
WILSON AND MARSHALL NOMINATED
BY DEMOCRATS AFTER RECORD FIGHT
WOODROW WILSON. GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY.
Nominated hy tlie Democratic National Convention as its candidate for PreaicJeni of the
NAMING OF WILSON
BLOW TO ROOSEVELT
Split of Radical Vote Certain if Colonel Per
sists in Running for Presidency and Many
Democrats Will Rally to Taft.
BRYAN'S STATEMENT HANDICAP
(By a StalT Correapondenl of Thr Tribune ) '
Baltimore. July 2.?The nomination of Governor Wilson constitutea a
severe blow to the "third term pglty." Colonel Roosevelt has confessed to
more than one friend that he tearcd the nomination of the Jerseyman more
than that of any other Uemocrat. The nomination of Wilson is claimed as a
great victory for William Jennings Bryan. and it must be confessed that in
promoting this end the Nehraskan administered a severe blow to Murphy.
but there is grave question in the minds of many as to whether he has not
also defeated his own most cherished amhition.
Undoubtedly the facts are tha' Colonel Bryan started a fire to destroy
Champ Clark and thi..; pavc the way for his own nomination. but that he |
lost control of it. It destroyed his rival. Mr. Clark. It singed his enemy.
"Charley" Murphy, but it also accomplishcd the election of his rival. Governor
Wilson. Under these circumstances. it is hardly surprising that Mr. Bryan is
receiving congratulations with fl somewhat quizzical expression.
From the Democratic point of view. the Democracy has for once shattered
General Grant'.s prediction that il could always he counted on to blunder at
the ciuciai point and thus to insure Republican success. It is the concensus of
opinion in Baltimore that the Democrats have picked their strongest man. and
those familiar with the records of most of the other candidates are compelled
to admit the truth of this assertion.
From the Republican point of view it must also be admitted that, while
Governor Wilson has done many things to lay himself extremely vulnerable to
attack, he is an inhnitely strcnger candidate than would have been Champ Clark,
or Governor Harmon, or even Oscar Underwood.
MEANS DIVISION OF THE RADICALS.
If the third term party can be induced to continue its efforts to secure the
election of Colonel Roosevelt, while Governor Wilson makes the race for
the Democracy. the result will doubtless be the re-election of President Taft.
for the radical vote will be divided evenly between Wilson and Roosevelt. while
the conservative vote of both parties will be concentrated on the Pr-sident.
There is reaeon to fear. however. that Colonel Roosevelt will find it expedient
to abandon his third term candidacy.
As I have said Governor Wilson was the one man above all others who
was dreaded by Colonel Roosevelt as o nominee who would deprive the third
term party of all reason for being. While the Jersey pedagogue does not
appeal very largely to such imagination as is possessed by the average Demo
crat. he does unquestionably appeal to that radical element from which Colonel
Roosevelt hoped to draw all the support which could come to him from the
Democratic party. On the other hand. he is the type of man who will aend
into the Republican ranks thousands of Democrats who have long admired
President Taft, more or less secretly, perhaps. but not the less genuinely.
tamtliiurd nn thlrd |>*g*. bIbIIi rolunUL
THE WILSON LANDSLIDE
ON THE46TH BALLOT
2 S ?
24 Alabama . ? 24
6 Arizona . ? 6
18 Arkansaa . ? 18
26 California . 24 2
12 Colorado . ? 12
14 Connecticut . ? 14
6 Delawaro . ? 6
12 Florida . 5
28 Georgia . ? 23
8 Idaho . ? 8
58 lllinoia . ? 58
30 Indiana . ? 30
26 Iowa . ? 26
20 Kansas . ? 20
26 Kentucky . ? 26
20 Louieiana . 2 18
12 Maine . ? 12
16 Maryland . ? 16
36 Maaaachuaetts . ? 36
30 Michigan . ? 30
T4 Minneaota . ? 24
20 Miaaissippi . ? 20
36 Miasouri . 36 ?
8 Montana . ? 8
16 Nebraaka . ? 16
6 Nevada . 6 ?
8 New Hampahiro - ? 8
28 New Jeriey . 4 24
8 New Mexico . ? 8
90 New York . ? 90
24 North Carolina . ? 24
10 North Dakota . ? 10
?48 0hio . 1 33
20 Oklahom.i . ? 20
10 Oreqon . ? 10
76 Pennsylvanin . ? 76
10 Rhode Island. ? 10
18 South Carolina . ?
10 South Dakota. ? 10
24 Tenneaaea . ? 24
40 Toxas . ? 40
8 Utah . ?
8 Vermont . ? 8
24 Virginia . ? 24
14 Wanhington . ?
16 Weat Virflinia . ? 16
26 Wiaconain . ? 26
6 Wyoming . ?
6 Alaaka . ? 6"
6 Diatrict of Columbia 6 ?
6 Hawaii . ? I
G Porto Rico . ? 6
Total . 84 990 12
?Abaent, 2._ _
CHURCHILL_BKT0WS A KISS
Minister Held by Legs to Salute
the Blarney Stone.
[Hy CBvbta to The Tribune. 1
London. Jnlv 3 ?Wlnston Churchlll.
First I,ord of the Admlralty, who pald a
vislt of Inspection to the Haulbowlino
Dockyard, at ?"ork, yflatarday, motorod
alterward to Blarney t'astle and Blflflfld
tho funums niarney 8to;;o, after B8a> nd
Ing a tower 100 feet high to do thls.
He had to lean over the top of the
tower head foremoat, whlie Slr Jamea
Long held hlm by the legs to prevont thfl
l?,|.i iirltlsh domo. racy from falllnir'.
MRS. SARAH PLATT DECKER ILL.
San Krunclseo, July 2. Mra. Sarah Platt
PflflkflT. former praalrtent of tho (Jan. ral
Karleratlon of Women'H Cluba, waa laki-n
to a eanatorltim here to-nlght and ia said
to ha aorloualy Ul.
Swing to New Jersey Governor Made on 46th
Ballot, Though He Gained Steadily
on Three Previous Polls of the Day.
BRYAN CLAIMS ALL THE CREDIT
Release of Underwood Delegates Comes as Murphy and
Sullivan Are Planning to Switch New York and Illinois
Delegalions to House Leader Temporarily, and .
Afterward Return to Speaker Clark.
f il-i .-, BtSfl I '??: rHspnndfnt of Th* Trihunf. 1
Baltimore, July 3 (Wedncsday).?Woodrow Wilson, Governor of
New Jersey, for President. and Thomas R. Marshall, Governor of In?
diana, for Vice-President, was the ticket completed by the Democratic
National Convention this morning. Governor Marshall was nominated
for the Vice-Presidency by acclamation after two ballots. Governor
Burkt. of North Dakota .vas the othei chief candidate.
The firtt resulted in Marshall polling 389 votes, to 305 2-3 forj
Burke. On the second bal!ot the Indiana Governor gained steadily, ob-:
taining 645'_. votes to Burke's 387 1-3, and North Dakota then with?
drew Burke's name. . *&,. - v
The convention then adjourned sine die. \ , jyL_i._
[!?> a Btaff '?orrpapnn'tpnt of Th* Trlbun* 1 **** \
Baltimore, July 2.?Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey,)
u-as nominated for President by the Democratic National Conventionj
on the forty-sixth ballot by a vote of 990 to 96. The minority wa*]
rlividcd, 84 for Champ Clark and 12 for Harmon. Two Ohioans had'
themselves recorded as absent.
John J. Fitzgerald, at the instancc of "Charley" Murphy. moved to
make the nomination of Governor Wilson unanimous. but Senator Reed,
of Missouri, objected. The "houn' dawg" insisted on being kicked
aioun' once more?and he was.
The nomination of Woodrow Wilson constitutes a signal defeat
for Murphy?perhaps the severest that leader has thus far experienced.
He believed to the last that he could compass the defeat of the Jersey?
man and was taken completely by surprise when Senator Bankhead, of
Alabama, withdrew the nomination of Underwood and thus made the
I nomination of Wilson a ccrtainty.
TRTED VAINLY TO INDUCE CLARK.
The suggestion of Champ Clark for second place was the feature
' of the evening's performance. The sentiment was strongly in favor
\ cf him. The Clark leaders held excited conferences and the Speaker
! was called on the telephone. Despite a speech by ex-Govrrnor A. M.
Dockery of Missouri withdrawing Clark's name, and a telegraphed
1 ?.t*terrent from the Speaker declanng he would not take the place, the
1 convention was still hopeful of his final acceptance.
The sudden halt of the nomination of a Vice-President and the
' sandwiching in of the reading of the platform was due to unexpected
jopposition to Governor Marshall, whom the leaders had decided on
earlier in the evening as the Vice-Presidential nominee. A tentative
agreement was reached that Governor Marshall should be "put over."
William J. Bryan notined the conferrees that he favored Governor
Burke of Nortb Dakota, but he promised to make no fight if the Mar
1 shall sentiment proved strong. At Convention Hall the nominations
?pvocecded until it was found that labor leaders all over the country,
scenting a Marshall nomination, had begun to send telegrams to dele?
gates and even to Governor Wilson. Wilson men at Convention Hall
learned that the Governor was hearing from organized labor and a half
Labor's objection to Marshall is based on the ground that he per
mitted the extradition of the McNamara brothers. by the California
ajthorittes. Those participating in the conference at which the Wilson
Marshall slate was fixed included Charles P. Murphy, Thomas Taggart,
I Roger. Sullivan, Norman E. Mack, Senators Kern and Gore, Repre
isentatives Hughes. James, Hardwick, Palmer and Cox (of Ohio), and
National Committeemen Hall. Goltra and Hudspeth.
At a late hour the leaders were still conferring, but the managers
for Woodrow Wilson declared that the Governor had looked into the
charges against Governor Marshall, had found them baseless and had
indicated that the nominition of Marshall would be acceptable to him.'
The session at which the nomination of Wilson was accomplishedi
was tense, but quict by comparison with others which had gone before.
The insistent warnings of the chair. the husky condition of the dele?
gates' and the visitors' voices and the weariness of prolor.ged demon
_trations all combined to prevent the sort of scene* which had char
acterized the earlier sessions Even when the nomination was accom
plished there was no remarkable spectacle or display, although it was
all the more impressive because the applause and cheering, which
lasted some minutes, was so obviously linccre, came from men who
were delighted with the result, and was in no sense the product of
clownish efforts of the professional promoters of "demonstrations."
FIRST BREAK TO WILSON FROM ILLINOIS.
The first break to Wilson to-day was that of Illinois, which, voting
under the unit rule, cast 58 votes for Wilson on the first ballot of the
c!ay, the forty-third. Then came Virginia, with her solid delegation of
24. On previous ballots Virginia had given her native son only 9^
vctes. West Virginia followed it with 16, and the tally of the first
ballot showed a gain for the Jerseyman of 108 votes.
The forty-fourth ballot followed immediately, and showed a gain
oi 27 more for the pedagogic candidate. Then all except '?Charley"
Murphy realized that the end had come. Newspaper men with after?
noon editions sent flashes to their papers telling them to prepare for
the result and that it seemed certain to be Wilson, and the ardent
Wilsonites fairly held their breath.
The forty-fifth ballot showed still further gain, this time only
four votes, but sufficient to make clear to the many who kept pad and
pencil busy that Wilson could secure the necessary two-thirds even
?hough Clark's supporters all stood firm. It was a realization of this
fact which prompted Senator Bankhead to withdraw the name of Mr.
Underwood, and once that was done there was nothing more to it.
While there was much show of self-abnegation and retirement on
the part of Woodrow Wilson's rival candidates, it is noteworthy that
none of them withdrew until his election was assured. It was not until
Governor Wilson had received 633 votes, only 93 less than two-thirds
of the convention, that the first step was taken by one of his opponentt
to eliminate himself from the equation. This step consisted of the
withdrawal of the name of Representative Underwood by Senatof
Bankhead. It was then obvious that Governor Wilson would gain the
nomination, for that step released the ninety-seven Underwood votes.
which would have been sufficient to give Wilson two-thirds even had
all the Clarkites stood pat. **. G'