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DR. JEK;AND MR. 'HYDE. JjjS
SON OR DARK
SPEAKER TO STICK
CHOICE rMAY BE-MADE TO-DAY
TILL LAST BALLO
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PowersJTliat Be in the Democratic Party,
After Long Conferences, Determined
to "End Deadlock and Settle x
By STAFF CORRESPOTTDETCT.
Baltimore, June 30. With Clark and Harmon-believed to be out
of it, so-far-as tire nomination is concerned, the Democratic National
Convention'enters upon its sixth day of struggle to-morrow.
The nomination is generally conceded to either Woodrow Wilson
or a dark horse. Senator Kern of Indiana, Mayor Gaynor of New
York, Gov. Foss of Massachusetts, andjfWilHam "Jennings Bryan are
the only dark horses worthy of mentioaiwho have shown their heads
It is the consensus of opinion here to-night that a nomination will
be made before many more ballots have been taken. While the dele-'
gates are somewhat refreshed and reinvigorated by the long; rest to-day,
it is not believed that they could
the strain under which they have
gan last Thursday.
CHOICE SEEMS LIKELY.
While it If probably- too much to ex
pect a decision "on the tint, or even the
-flret Ave. of the ballot to-morrow. It
seems assured that a candidate will hare
Deen chosen before many more hours
Stories , of secret ,eonf erencer sre thick
In the air: The powers that be in the
Democratic party have, had their beads
tor ether -for manr hours past, in an ef
lore to end the deadlock and setUe upon
The dark supporters are In a hitter
mood. The attack of William Jennings
Bryan upon the Speaker has rallied them
to the standard or the Mlssourian, and
while It Is practically admitted that the
.possibility of his nomination is a thins
of the past, the enmity of the Clark
supporters to Bryan and Bryan's choice
is likely to extend the deadlock. Every
Clark supporter will flock to the stand
ard of the man they feel has been
.The Clark men declare their candidate
was 'Ignobly sacrificed to make a Bryan
holiday,, because he did not try to do
the Impossible, and throw all his delegates-
to Bryan In the hitter's Osht
against Parker. Bryan, they declare, has
endeavored, to obtain revenge. The ef
fort, they assert, win cost Bryan dearly.
Burden oa Bryan.
he Commoner- is sow placed In the
OBjwbereln 'the .burden .of proof. Jlei
,wTniTi; "SrfL lfU
orJfcs' acquiescent In -the hands of a
.teresta -which center In New York, and.
he Is called, upon to defend himself
against a counter charge as a traducer
of his friends.
Every Clark delegate, who loves the
Speaker for what he Is. and for his up
standing Tecord In public life, will put
hls utmost efforts In his support
to-day. The anger against Bryan and
sympathy for ClarU it la believed, will
manifest itself in a- complimentary and
temt 3rsry return to him of the maximum
of frength he gained before the Bryan
attsck. While a number of delegates
wlfl stick to him until the last, horn
bb'ws, and may- be strong- enough to
deadlock, the convention permanently,
tbils consideration Is not koked upon as
Underwood's supporters are confident
Xo-nlght of his nomination before to-mor-
row's sun. sets. The phalanx of 100 Un-
i' nrftruT vtra Mmnlnt m .i"iH met4
and as a result of -conferences the -Ala-bemlarfs-managers
were mightily pleased
with the outloook.
"Woodrow Wilson's supporters are
claiming everything In sight. Els man
agers are likewise confident, and believe
that the Ude of battle will turn to their
candidate before many ballots have been
taken to-morrow. His tteady Increase
throughout the balloting yesterday is
taken as a criterion of Btlll greater
growth to come. Several conferences
were held to-dsy by the WOsen man
agers. Champ Clark has sent notice to his
managers that he will remain a candi
date until two-thirds or the delegates
had either nominated him. or had nomi
nated some other candidate. With his
minimum of strength, it Is eared by
some, he will be able to Permanently
deadlock the. convention.
Kern Leadlne Dark
Kern remains the leading dark horse
candidate. Foss. It is believed, has bad
his day. Gaynors name Is heard more
often, hut the letter writing mayor of
the metropolis is looked upon more as
a possibility for second place than for
first place on the ticket. Bryan, of
course, looms always in the background.
But the enmity which he has stirred np
by his attacks on Clark and Underwood.
it is believed, have permanently removed
him as a possibility. He is about as
popular as smallpox with two delega
tions, and -while be always has a lot of
snouters whenever he speaks, the pos
sibility of his stampeding the convention
Is a nebulous and fllmy possibility.
The line-up then, on the day before
what, it is believed, will be the deciding
wiison. strong and confidant
Clark, bitter, and able to wield a power
Underwood, solid, and able to hold his
vote, bot hardly a contender.
Kern, looming up big as a compromise.
- Bryan, dangerous, as always.
Foss, recipient or what is believed to
be more or less a complimentary -rote.
with bis greatest strength polled,
Gaynor, second' choice dark horse.
Baldwin, James. Marshal! m .C"
for whom scattering votes bavifebeeii'
cast, uru wujy. consiaerea in the final
Bryan declared io-nlght that either
Kern or Senator O'Oorman, of New
Tork. would be acceptable to him.
THs has heen a day of entertaining and
huttosboag of delegates, bat with lit
tle or no results. The convention is made
up largely of faces, new to Democratic
National Conventions, but they seem to
1 almost all old schooled poker players.
who sit tight and stick until the last
cam nas oeeo won or lost.
Norman n. Mack,--cha!rmxn of the JJa
Continned on Face Sera.
(XIAO Chicago and Smm
Baltimore and Ohio, account N. E. A,
July to C, valid for return until Aug.
U. Through trains of modern electric
tghted equipment, morning, noon, even
ing, and nlfkt.
be induced to undergo a repetition of
been laboring since the balloting be
STAND BY GUNS
Neither Will Withdraw, Both
Urging Managers to Line
Up Flopping Delegates,
CAMPAIGNS FROM CAPITAL
Alafearalan Hears that Supporters
WilUSfand by Hint-Jfa V,m-l
ls&, -,,.,, rryfrffi1
Speaker Champ Clark and Repre
sentative Oscar W. Underwood. Demo
cratic floor leader of the House of Rep
resentatives, both of wbem are candi
dates for the Presidential nomination
on tne Democratic ticket, are standing
pat, In spite of the rapid growth in
the strength of Gov. Woodrow WUson
of New Jersey as shown by the late
ballots In the- convention Saturday
njgni, Dotn speaker Clark and Repre
sentative Underwood Intend' to remain
In the contest until the nominee is
selected. They, are using every effort
10 strengtnen their positions and to
prevent defections from their ranks.
They have not -released their dele
gates and do not Intend to do so. It
is a nnlsh fight. as far as they are
concerned, and bey Intend to remain
in the flgbt to the end.
Consult; with Stanaserar
The Clark people spent a busy day
yesterday in consultation with the
Speaker's managers In Baltimore on
the question of preventing .further de
fections from their ranks, and of re
gaining the strength that was lost dur
ing the balloting Saturday afternoon.
Speaker Clark returned from Baltimore
early yesterday morning, and spent
most of the day sleeping at his resi
dence in this city. The nervous ten
sion under which Mr. Clark has been
for the last several days has begun to
wear him out, and he has a fatigued
and careworn expression. Mr. Clark
declined to make any statement In ad
dition to the one-"he gave out at Balti
more early yesterday morning, in
-which he challenged CoL Bryan to
prove his charges that the Speaker waa
in alliance with the Tammany Demo
crats. The Speaker wilt not go to Baltimore
to-day. He spent last night at his oOce
in the Capitol conferring with his man
agers In Baltimore over the long distance
telephone. Several of his political lieu
tenants also came to Washington yester
day afternoon to canvass .the situation and
decide upon means of regaining the dele
gates who have deserted to Gov. WUson.
Mr. Clark's political managers and; his
friends who are interested In the success
of bis candidacy are Insistent that he re-
mam in the race to the end, andhey are
using their utmost efforts to bring about
his nomination to-day.
air. Underwood had conferences with a
numDer or delegates from the Southern
States who have been instructed tu vote
for him. They came to Washington to
renew then pledges of support and to as
sure him that they had no Intention
of deserting to Gov. Wilson or any
other candidate. Mr. Underwood told his
delegates that he waa grateful to them for
their support and that he would remain In
the race until the last ballot.
TVill Not Withdraw.
None of Mr. Underwood's managers
came- to Washington to confer with him.
Mr Underwood does not intend to. go to
Baltimore. Be has not replied to the tele
gram sent to him yesterday by Senator
ttuuam j. stone or sussourt, a Clark;
iwnr Bs-ung mm u wixnaraw xrom the
race, jutnougn many influences have
been brought unon him to release hi
delegates In -the hope of ending the dead
lock, he does not Intend to withdraw. Mr.
Underwood believes that he has US dele
gates who will stick to htm -until the end.
On some ballots his strength has been
higher than this cumber. If a W.v
biu" euiuo ui jr. ucaerwooo. s friends
believe that h will be in a favorable posi
tion to receive a large number -of addi
According to the view of prominent
Democrats, here, -the steady growth of
WUson sentiment" aa shown by the
tfwimi wa-M" -is ois Ttreagth on
every oajioi nas placed the; New J
executive at the head -of the
Bt Of I
Bryan Urges Compromise;
Stone Answers Commoner's
l, ,---. ."Te. .-
Hga;r"t"r- - y t . f
O'Gorman, Kern, Culberson or
. kan to End Deadlock.
MURPHY REMAINS TARGET
Baltimore. June 29, "William Jen
nings Bryan, at his rooms in the Belvl
dere Hotel, gave out an extended
statement to-night, in which he em
phasized the necessity of adherence to
the terms of the. anti-Morgan, Belmont.
Hyan resolution, and suggesting the
names of Senators Kern. O'Gorman,
Culberson, and Rayner, and Represent'
atlve Ollle James as compromise can'
He was almost two hours in die
tatlng and correcting the statement.
which was awaited by an army of
. When the door to his inner sanctum
would open to admit a member of bis
family or a secretary, the NeDraaxan
could be seen In his shirtsleeves pacing
back and forth aa he dictated.
The dictation finished, the work of
revising and correcting was attended to
before the statement was issued. When
It was given out, Bryan sent out word
that he had nothing further to say. and
that It would be impossible to inter
view him further to-night.
The text of the statement follows:
"I see no reason why we should not
conclude the convention to-morrow
with the nomination of both a Presi
dent and a Vice President. The friends
of the various candidates have fought
out their fights, and their1 loyalty to
the men of their choice has consumed
more time than Is usually devoted to
balloting. There is every reason why
the progressives should get together
and select a ticket. The number of
nrorresslves. If we can Judge by the
Instructions given and by the pledges
made, considerably exceeas-iwo-injras
of the convention.
"I will .not discuss the relative .merits
of the candidates now before tin con
vention who cannot he, counted as pro
gressive, and I take It -for granted that
there, is now no possibility of the nomi
nation of the two .candidates. Gov. Har
mon and Mr. Underwood, who were tha
choice of the reactionaries. J do not
mean to be understood as saying that
all, who favor them "are reactionaries,
for Mr. Underwood's support is largely
made up of progressives who favor him
more from local pride than because of
his reactionary Was: Upon no other
theory can we account for the fact that
his support is almost entirely confined
to his own State and to- States adjoin
ing: bu where ha and Judge -Harmon
had strength outside of their own local
ities, tht; support is to he explained, as
a rule; by the reactionary tendency of
"We have several persons, taking part
In thla convention who-bave not been
-placed in nomination,, who are entirely
worthy of consideration. Senator Kern,
of Indiana, chairman of the committee
on resolutions, has already received the
support i of -nearly SJ00.KD-of Democrats
for the Vice Presidency., and since that
time he has not Only been elected to
the United States Senate; but has dis
tinguished himself among; his associates
by the prominent part ha hartaken. Ho
is the leader -in the fight against Sen-
Itaai jjujucer. ax mere cair so no- agree
ment Dpon. one of those now-ibelnr- bal
loted Tor, it, ought to be eay to corn
promlM cs a man Ilka Senate Kara.
POPULAR FARCE FOR THE PLAIN
- veiled Attack on Clark
- '. -.-yA?- - .
- &.- IKTrr,1, -fAmmaii ywrV-y
BpKiil to Th WuMngUo Bcrsld.
Baltimore, 5tL, Jane SO.
Wilson headoiarterst There '
Is nothing- to mar. The situation
peaks for Itself.
Clark neadqnarterai Tfcere Is
a general reeling here that If
Hark la not nominated, neither
Bryan nor AMUon will be. The
Speaker now "has more voiea
than oa the first baIlot,'
Ilarmon headquarters i "We are
still la the light, and expect to
vftn. We have a better chance
than any other eaadldate.-
Undrnrood hradasnrtrrsl Ws
feel that Underwood will wla
after the candidates bow before,
the convention are eliminated."
"Congressman James, our permanent
chairman, is a national character, one of
the leaders of the House of Representa
tives, and a progressive who has been
In the forefront of the fight since ")OC.
"Senator O'Gorman, New Torkfs mem'
ber of the committee on resolutions. Is
a progressive who baa given to his State
a distinction of which It has been sadly
In need. He has combined a high order
or intelligence and courage with a sym
pathetic demotion to the rights and inter
ests of the common people.
"In addition to this, we have Senator
Culberson, of Texas, a man whose publio
record wculd commend him to the pro
gressives of all parties. Ana X would
add Senator Rayner of Maryland, after
hearing his strong plea before the reso
lutions committee in favor of a progres
""These are but a few of the names
that might be suggested. Surely with
such a wealth, of Presidential timber we
should have no difficulty in nominating a
Oa Vice Presidency..
"Just a word In regard to the Vice
Presidency. That Is too often regarded
as a consolation prize and given to salve
the wounded feelings of some disappoint
ed' candidate for the Presidency. "This
office should not be regarded lightly; nor
should the selection be made carelessly.
No man Is fit to be the Vice Presidential
nominee wno xs not equally wormy to oe.
i . s . . . . .
Continued on Fare Two,.
TO GATHER AGAIN
Baltimore, June 20. After a
conference With Mr. Bryan late
to-night. Congressman Henry of
Texas and former Mayor Brown,'
of XJneoIn, Nebr more than in
timated that it the deadlock con
tinues Indefinitely, a resolution
will be offered adjourning- the
convention fcrlhlrty days, to en
Ala the -voters' to express their
preference at. a Presidential pri
mary. In that event, it was said.
Mr. Bryan might be an avowed,
caofl'daU a fourth time tor a
"The advisability of the sub
mission of such a. resolution Is
uncertain, said Mayor Brown.
"Whether it .will be submitted
may depend on how lone the
t m 'n-.ll i I -fit '
Clark Managers Demand An
swer from "Peerless One"
or Else '"Shut Up."
SOME PROOF IS DEMANDED
Baltimore, Md., June JO. Following the
Bryan attack on the New Tork delega
tion yesterday In the convention hall.
anent Its supporting Champ Clark for
the Presidency, snd following the state
ment given out early this morning by
the Clark managers Just after the con
tention adjourned until Monday, a sup
plementary statement waa made this
morning denying everything Bryan had
said and putting the issue up to the
Commoner, The statement was signed
by the Champ Clark executive committee
and the advisory committees.
The statement of the executive com
mittee Is as follows:
"The declaration of William J. Bryan
that Speaker Clark's managers endeav
ored to line up the Clark forces against
him for temorary chairman and for
Judge Parker Is without the slightest
foundation. It is absolutely untrue. The
delegates favoring Clark's nomination
divided between Bryan and Parker.
There was no effort to control them in
the Interests of Judge Parker or In the
Interest of JJr. Bryan. There waa no
'deal of any kind and none attempted.
The delegates supporting Speaker Clark
could not have been controlled by any
influence for Judge Parker or for Mr.
The statement of the Clark advisory
"We desire to state that the statement
of Mr. Bryan that the management of
Speaker Clark's campaign "worked like
beavers for the nomination of Judge
Parker for temporary chairman.' la ab
solutely untrue. Clark's support was di
vided between- Parker and Bryan. It
could not have been controlled either
for Parker or Bryan, and no effort was
made to do so. There was no attempt
at manipulation In favor of or antago
nistic to the Interests of Mr. Bryan.
Dubois Slakes Statement.
Former Senator .Dubois, Speaker
Clark's campaign -manager, made this
answer to Mr. Brysn's charge:
"Mr; Bryan's remarkable statement in
regard to the New Tork vote demands
an answer. His" statement that Clark's
managers sought to advance his interests
by manipulations with the reactionaries.
Is simply untrue. The statement was
designedly made to mislead, Mr. Bryan
knows that Illinois. Massachusetts, and
Maryland, for instance, while Instructed
for Clark, could not have been, controlled
against Parker. He knows that Cali
fornia. Nevada, and Wyoming, for In
stance, while, instructed for Clark, could
not have been controlled against Bryan
for temporary chairman. Clark's man
agers could not control their delegates
either for Bryan for temporary coalman.
"Bryan is deliberately misleading when
he says that while Mr. Clark remained
neutral in the fight between Judge Park
er and himself thst his managers were
working like beavers for Judge Parker.
Mr. Clark's -managers wre absolutely
neutral as betwn Judos Parker and
hlmset Mr. Bryan JcnoWs as well as I
do that Clark's manacels were power
less to Influence Clark's delegates one!
Judge Parker. Mr. Bryan la deceptive
... vi u uunr ifc.nRD juni Kna
wnen no Blames cisrisfor not accepting
Sengihr James foe
" -" "gei
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been selected by
1he truth is that 1
A lorfjes asked
In Reply to Communication, Missouri Candi
date Explains Party Loyalty, Assails
Bryan, and Says There Is to
Be No Dickering.
Baltimore, Mi, June 30. Champ Clark's declaration to remain to
the race to the bitter end came to-nfght in a letter written in reply to,
one authorized by practically all the
The delegates' letter, signed by
souri, urged the Speaker to remain
ballots he had received a majority of the votes in the convention, there
fore was the nominee of the majority of the delegates of the conven
tion and was entitled to a two-thirds vote of ratification of his nomina
tion by the convention.
POSSES IN VAIN
Residents of Chesapeake Junc
tion Terrified as Stranger
Makes His Escape.
TRACKED FOR TWO MILES
Headed by Sheriff and Deputies,
Angry Crowds Begin All-night
Search for Fugitive.
With ttars Altar tur eyes, her pretty
facs white with fricht. and her body In
a trembla from Tdtineiit Edlth'ZuTSiC
and Third Street.
Junction, shortly alter (
o'clock last nlrht and told ber father.
G, 1L. Zoras, a fruit merchant at Penn
sylvania Avenue and Four-and-a-haU
Street, a story which, caused residents
In ths vicinity of her home to form lnlu
posses at once and begin an all-night
man hunt for a shabby stranser armed
with a revolver and wearing a cartridge
belt about his waist.
Hsd the fugitive been sighted by the
posses when anger among the searchers
was at white heat it Is likely his pistol
and belt of cartridges would have availed
him .little unless to serve him In ending
bis own life with a bullet thrauch the
Drain to frustrate tha alms of the search
ers, but after being followed for two
miles he took a route by which" he left
oo footprints, and apparently started off
toward Chesapeske Beach.
Watch for Jlla Arrival.
Two hours after the stranger left lltUe
Edith Zuras crying in the woods detec
tives In Baltimore and Washington were
watching for his arrival in each city.
Sheriffs, deputies, and constables within
a ridlus of ten miles of Chesapeake
'Junction were scanning- travelers on
wagon and electric roads, and several
posses, with an aggregate strength or ISO
men and boys, armed with nearly all
kinds of weapons, were beating, tha brush
In the countryside around the Junction.
Only the description of the fugitive
given by Edith Zuras. and ber asser
tion that she smelled whisky on his
breath, led the authorities to hope for
the capture or the man. unless he is a
stranger in the vicinity, and should
accidentally chance across some of the
searchers. The. girl declares she can
identify him. and her UtUe sister, aged
live, and two brothers, aged four and
three years, also say they would know
the stranger if they should see him
The four children, were .picking
blackberries In a Held near the Hunts
vllle station on the Washington. Balti
more, and Annapolis Electric "Railway
Une, about half a mile from their
home, when the stranger appeared, and
joined in gathering the berries. He
gave the children chewing gum. but
his Intoxication, apparent even to the
children, and the sight of the cartridge
belt, frightened them. The man en
ticed Edith In the woods, adjacent to
the Held, and drew ,a revolver saying;
"I'm going to kill you if you holler."
Grabbed Little Boy.
Edith's four-year-old. brother came
running, and the man grabed the little
boy, choking him, and sending htm
scampering with cuffs and oaths. Just
then, the girl saw a man crossing the
neld several Diocxs away, and she
screamed: "Murder, help, help." The
man with, the revolver saw ths other
man coming on the run. and fled. When
her rescuer reached her. Edith, was
hysterically terror-stricken, but she
sobblngly related what had occurred.
Her benefactor' did not give pursuit.
Tearing the .other man's revolver.
When E3lth told the story at once,
her father got a, shotgun and ran fifty
yards to the home of K. A. Van Benth,
a. real estate dealer, living on Carnvody
Road. Van Reutlf got -a. rifle and as the
men were starting. Francis S. Carmody,
president of the Farmers- and Mechanics
Bank, of Chesapeake Junction, and well.
Vnown as a contractor, passed a an
Carmody was told, "and he started at
full, speed for Chesapeake, Junction for
aid. Deputy Sheriff Lake Sweeney, fat
PriAM Oeors-e County, and two other
ron, returned to Van Reutlv'a housln
Carmodys machine and arms were 'dis
tributed. Twenty men. were waiting for
Deputy Sheriff, Sweeney at, the
.. ".-. m tft.u..
ESSE. VHJdate, Mow can that -pie.'
"?t.l. - . . . rft Thera la btit ail
IthuZuraa- showed, the way to the
$ds, and at the spot sbe Indicated; tee
'Continued, on Page Seven.
H.OO'fb' HarDer's Ferry. Charltetom.
and Winchester; and return. Sunday.
July 7th. Leaves Union -Station -via
Saltlmot and Ohio at J;93 a. pu
Clark delegates in the convention.
Senator William J. Stone of Mis
in the race, declaring that for eight
SEXATOtl STONE'S I.KTTER.
Senator Stone's letter was as follows:
To the Hon. Champ Clark Sir; As a.
result of conferences of a large- num
ber of your supporters for the Demo
cratic nomination for President. I am
directed by their unanimous voice to ad
dress to yon the following communica
tion: "It is a first principle of Democracy
that the will of the majority shall pre
vail. The two-thirds rule observed by
the Democratic party in national conven
tions, adopted originally In connection
with the nomination of a candidate fori
Vice President, waa abrogated by prac
tice long ago. Whenever, during the past
sixty years, a candidate has received a
majority of votes, his title to the nomina
tion has been recognized and has been
ratified immediately by the addition of a
sufficient number to meet the technical'
requirement of two-thirds.
"The precedent thus maintained during
all the years haa become a party law. as
binding in morals and In equity aa if It
were a written statute. No fair-minded
man can deny that but for this fact the
two-thirds rule would have been defi
nitely obolished years ago. Nor can any
one. in reason or in right, Questlun the
declaration thst It Is a point of honor
with the party and the party's represent
atives to sustain this tradition.
"Even though a bare majority of the
delegates had voted for you but once tha
obligation of the party's representatives
to designate you as the nominee would
have been established. But the fact is
that you held a clear majority on eight
sncoesslve ballots, thus proving conclu
sively that the expression of the majority
was in no sense tentative, cot waa -deliberate
anddeflnlteFrom .every .point
onrvVMTj"lherrw ' vooS .UtZav -to. ,thr
clear and unmistakable.
' "In view of these circumstances, we
Insist that yon owe it to the Democratic
party, to your supporters in the conven
tion, and to your own honor, to continue
as a candidate before the convention
until two-tblrda of the delegates shall
meet the technical requirement and con
firm the nomination, which, in all fair
ness. Justice and morals, has already
been conferred upon "you by a majority
of the delegates representing thirty-six
States and Territories of tha Union.
"Upon receipt of assurance from you
that, under no circumstances will you
permit your name to be withdrawn, we
hereby pledge ourselves to vote for you
on every ballot that shall be taken In
the convention. WILLIAM J. STOXS.
Cbitrmaa ef the MImooiI Drifgitlnn.
Speaker Makes Reply.
The Speakera reply waa:
"To the Honorable William J. Stone.
"Sir: Replying to the communication
of my supporters forwarded to me by
.ou. I beg to say that, in. ordinary cir
cumstances, 1 would be the last to en
courage any movement which might
tend to create & deadlock In a. "Demo
cratic National Convention; and thereby,
perhaps. Imperil the standing of our
party In the estimation of the country.
"I believe that J am speaking the exact
truth when I say that no personal in
terest would weigh with me for one mo
ments as against my lifelong dvotlon to
our party. If a majority of the dele
gates had not declared their preference
for me aa their candidate. I could not
entertain your proposal. The fact, how
ever, that they have done so- on eight
successive ballots creates an. exceptional
condition which surely merits careful and
conscientious consideration ' v
Custom Violated. '
"It Is undoubtedly true that the custom.
of our party was violated when the con
vention refrained from ratifying by a
two-thirds vote the expressed wish of a.
majority. This was done, according to
my understanding, at the instigation, of
Mr. Bryan, who successfully solicited
the co-operation of others in an effort to
prevent such ratification lit, Bryan set
forth his reasons for pursuing this course
In his speech explaining his own change
of vote. Ho declared that I was a. can
didate at the primaries of Kebrsska as
a progressive, and that, upon this un
derstanding, he was elected a delegate
and instructed to vote tor me In- the
National -Convention. This Is. cor
waa regarded then, and bad beerl
girded for years, as a prpgrestTvt
democrats or NeorasKa, and J
Bryan! What haa sines.
convince Mr. Bryan that the
Judgment, a progressive onl:
ago, and even only one wj
not a progressive now 7
ly proved -faithless to ,
tn lIJSB No. Havj
to mr trnsfl&s Speaker,;
no act of mine aa evl
sumption. He withhold
me because he win
the nomination of an'S
nation depends upnS
Tork delegation." Nl
He also said to tha el
" "By your resolution,!
fore last, you, by a v
4. to 1, pledged the 9
would nominate for tlj
man wno represented
to Morgan, Ryan. Belra J
member of the pnvnesl
"This pledge. If kept!
Influence, on the result of T
the platform or the nasi
IOE LflAUUKZH UI Ul 4A
to nominate a, candidate
oblTratlon f ot those who '
directly or Indirectly conti
"The vote of the Stal
in this convention, aacasl
rule, does not represent 1
Continued oa Pj
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