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CLARK FORCES
RT
IT IS
Break Threatened Over
Matter of Temporary
Chairman.
STONE IS SAID TO
SUPPORT BRYAN
Rumored That Missouri Senator
Has Suddenly Shifted
Plans.
BALTIMORE, Md., June 23. Rumors
flew fast around town today to the ef-
, feet a break can be looked for at any
minute In the ranks of the Clark fol
lowers, who, up to this time, have been
i lined up with the conservatives behind
Judge Alton B. 'Parker.
The threatened desertion of the Clark
' men has created pandemonium In the
ranks of the Paiker contingent, headed
by Charles P. Murphy, leader of Tam
many Hall.
A report was current about the Bel
vedere today to the effect that United
States Senator Wm. J. Stone, of Mis
souri, ono of the Clnrk leaders, who
all along has been advising ugdlnst an
open break over the question of tem
porary organization had given definite
orders to the Clark people both In the
national committee and In the conven
tion they must stand with Bryan.
When seen later at"the Emerson,
where ho hnd been In continuous con-
I Terence with Clark leaders. Senator
Stone limited himself to the following
indefinite statement:
"I have not advised anybody to line
up with Mr. Bryan to date."
"Will you so advise Speaker Clark's
friends 1" he was asked.
"I have not advised them yet." ho
replied with emphasis on the adverb.
In line with the same idea of a
break from Parker and Murphy by the
Clark people, It was rumored at tho
Belvedere that the friends of Clark,
In order to prevent the break from
costing the Speaker the ninety votes in
convention of New York State had aug
' Rested a ticket made up of Clark for
President with Congressman William
Sulzer of New York, for Vice President,
, and to further strengthen the Mlssourl-
on's chances of getting the nomination
MR
nan proposea. mm u e,iarK was eieciuu .. i. v.. hm,,.ht f.h -.
T,oiHo.r ho -u.111 inH Mo iniiono tias to cause It to be brought forth re
the elevation of Oscar W. Underwood Jolclng from Its tomb, will rival each
to the Speakership of the Houho of other in speeches before the Democratic
Representatives and tFrancJs Burton national convention on the distlKush
Harrlson to the position now held by i , . . .. ,.. .. .,.. ., ,
vVnderwood. of chairman of the Ways Un and datable qualities of the re
and Means Committee. I spectlve candidates for President.
If the Clark forces actually break They will do It too, for that is why
irom J'arKer, u is concenea iiryan s
fisht 's w-on without necessity of carry
ing It to tl.c floor of the convention.
The selection of Parker by the commit
tee on arrangements must go before the
national committee for its approve! be
fore being acted upon by the conven
tion. The national committee meets tomor
row. PITTSBURGHERS ON
WAY TO BOOM BRYAN
Advance' Guard Starts to Balti
more Strong For
Commoner.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 23. The ad
vance guard of delegates to the Demo
cratic national convention left here
early this morning, taking with them
a very laigo Bryan boom. Among those
leaving were County Commissioner S.
J. Toole, Alderman John A. Martin,
Louis Klmmoll, and Joseph J. Joyce.
Guy E. Campbell is in charge of the
Bryan boom and has made arrange
ments for accommodation for four car
loads of Bryan men at Baltimore.
W. J, Brennan and former Mayor
George W. Guthrie, along with other
delegates, will leave late tonight for
the convention city. One or two of the
delegates have announced themselves
for Harmon or Wilson, but have said
they are willing to switch to Bryan If
ne seems tne stronger candidate.
Mrs. John M. Horton
Goes to Convention
Mrs. John Miller Horton, regent of the
Buffalo chapter of the D. A. R., and
Mndidate for the presidency general of
the Daughters In 1913. left Washington
today for Baltimore to be the guests of
friends during the Democratic conven
tion. Mrs. Horton, who has been In
"Washington a good deal of time In con
nection with committee work before
Congress, will sail for Europe In the
early part of July, returning the middle
of September, after which she will fill a
number of engagements In the West.
While abroad Mrs. Horton will attend
the International Peace and Arbitration
Congress at Geneva, August 26-28. to
which she was named a delegate by
Mrs Matthew Scott, president general
of the Daughters Mrs Horton Is one
of three women appointed to apeak at
this Congress,
WITH THE DEMOCRATS
WSO
P
WILL AID BRYAN IN
BALTIMORE FIGHT
Taft's Victory at Chicago
Boosts Stock of
Progressives.
'(Continued from First Page.)
Senator ..OIGorman. If . Bryan O. K.'b
either of them, the right probably wlU
narrow down to the Bryan selection
and' the Murphy selection.
Congressman Henry D. Clayton, who
heads the Alabama delegations, snjs
the Democracy will make the tariff Rrs
paramount Issue of the coming cam
paign. "Leaving out of consideration for the
present Colonel Roosevelt." said Mr.
Clayton, "what Is the situation? The
Republican candidate, Mr. Taft, vetoed
the Democratic tariff bills. We are go
ing to the country on that Issue.
who, then, 'is the logical candidate
to put against Mr. Taft? It Is Under
wood, the author of the identical bills
vetoed by our opponent. On this Issue
we can go to the country and win."
At any rate, the stage Is being Sft
for a great light. The Democratic con
vention will not be a milk-and-water
affair, as was anticipated. It is going
to have Its bitter struggle between
the progressives nnd the reactionaries
and no one here sincerely predicts a
nomination before the end of the
week.
WILSONITES TO SLEEP
ON SPECIAL TRAIN
Coaches Will Be Side-Tracked for
Accommodation of New
Yorkers.
BALTIMORE, Juna 23. Representing
3,005 active workers, a delegation of 150
members from the New York State
Wilson conference will arrive here to
morrow nlgbt to voice at the conven
tion what they declare they have found
to be un overwhelming demand for the
Now Jersey governor amone tue Demo
crats throughout their State.
A special train of hlx cars v 111 carry
the debates to within three blocks of
the eonwntlon hall at Baltimore, whqrc
It will be sidetracked for sleeping quar
tet. Resolutions will be adopted calling
upon the New York State delegation j
"to refuse to be delivered by any ross
und to recognise Woodrow Wilson as
"the choice, not only of fomr 70 per
cent of tho regular Democratic voters,
bat of practically all the independent
Iumocrats and Republicans In the
State."
The WV representatives of the New
Yoik conference have already made ap
pointments to confer with national dele
uHtes from score of Western and
Southern States.
Democrats to Loosen
Flood of Oratory
BALTIMORE, June 23. Orators of the
first water, men who on short or no
notice at all could arise In a memorial
meeting on the virtues of a. defunct ap
propriation bill and garnish said de
ceased bill with such verbal adornments
thev have been chosen. Fact and fancy
will Intermingle in, such a plausible way
that even the hardened and unlmpres
nlonable frequenters of political con
ventions will be on edge to distinguish
the border line between prose and
poetry.
"Win with Wilson" will be demon
strated to the anxious delegates by
Judge John W. Westcott, of Camden,
N. J. Judge westcott, so tne wuson
ltes aver, has his English so perfectly
trained that he can make a legal opin
ion on a dry-as-dust case read Inter
estingly to even the layman.
Not to be outclassed, the Clark side
will be presented by Senator James A.
Reed, a Mtssourlan, who does not need
to be shown when It comes to speech
maklpg. He uses scintillating figures
of rhetorical brilliancy which, the Clark
men assert, will "light up the conven
tion" for Clnrk.
Michael A. Daugherty, a prominent
lawyer from Ohio, will proclaim for
Judson Harmon, and the finished product
of that Judge's virtues and abilities
which he has prepared, so the Harmon
men contend, win leave nomtng dui
Harmon for the convention to ballot
upon.
Fiery, Southern, contagious orators
delivered by William B. Bankhead, of
Alabama, will bring before the conven
tion and those lucky enough to hold
tickets, the estimable Mr. Underwood
for President. "The best orator In Ala
bama," is the class where the friends of
Underwood place Mr. Bankhead.
According to the excellent recommen
dations of the various bureaus on their
nominating orators it will be an in
tellectual feast to which the convention
will be treated.
UREf
NOODSOH
OF
OLLOWERS
BRr
v- j
m
IN BALTIMORE
Fiery Mississippian Sees
Good Chance for
Southerner.
BALTIMORE, June 23. Former Gov.
James K. Vardaman, of Mississippi,
newly elected Senator, he of the flow
ing locks and direct speech. Is In Bal
timore. He came to boom Underwood. Per
haps no national political figure Is moie
loved by constituents and hated by op
ponents than the MisslBstppian. This Is
due. In large part, to the fact that he
does not hesitate to say what he thinks.
Than Senator Vardaman William Jen
nings Bryan has no closer friend or
warmer admirer.
"I deem It most unfortunate," he said,
"that the subcommittee of the national
committee saw fit to select a man like
Judge Parker .as temporary chairman.
Thev could have chosen ro many men
satisfactory to all factions, that it is
a pity they picked one who promises to
cause a' row. This campaign Is to bo
based largely on that plea. Why la a
man who Is not such chosen?
"However, it doesn't make as much
difference as some think. The keynote
speech will not be of such great Influ
ence. The wav out of the matter is to
select some progressive, like Bryan, for
permanent chairman and things will oe
equalized."
The Underwood boomers. In Baltlmoro
resent Mr. Bryan's action In Ignoring
their candidate when he vnt out tele
grams relative to opposition to Judge
Parker. Senator Vardaman did not
comment on this.
"Do jou believe Bryan will bolt?" he
was asked.
Bryan has never bolted," was the
stoical reply.
"What I wish to see In this conven
tion." he continued. "Is harmony. I
believe there will be a tie-up and thero
Is wnere we expect to nominate Under
wood. I do not believe there will bo
great bitterness, but merely a family
contest. In view of the scene that has
been enacted In Chicago, It Is to be
hoped that the Baltimore convention
will be peaceful.
"The three great problems before thU
country aro the tariff, the prohibition
of trusts and the race problem. All
other Issues sink Into Insignificance."
Baltimore Police to
Squelch Bands Today
BALTIMORE. June 23. Each delega
tion to the national convention that ar
rived In town this morning, were re
quested rot to pla any band music
while coming from the station to their
various headquarters. A patrolman
will be stationed at each railroad and
steamboat terminus this afternoon and
as the delegations make ready to leave
the steamboat or train the officer will
hunt up the man In charts of the party
and after Informing him of the law on
the subject, which prohibits the play
ing of music on the Sabbath, Will ie
quest him not to strike up the band,
wnlch accompanies them.
Such was the decision reached by the
board of pollen commissioners yester
day afternoon following a lenfthy con
ffrence. If after the request has been
made, however, the delegation insists
that It must proceed to the .strains of
majtial music. It Is not probable that
any arrests will be made.
While It was first Intended to greet
all delegations with a band supplied
hv the city, the officials of tne Lord's
Day Alliance have entered a protest
and Macr Preston gave them his
promise that he would give no permits
for parades or bands on the street on
the Sabbath. This action threw the
matter up to the police department,
with the above results.
Gaynor's Secretary
Opens Headquarters
BALTIMORE, Juno 23. Robert
Adamson. secretary to Mayor Gaynor,
has arrived In Baltimore and has taken
quarters In suite 701 at the Envison.
His room adjoins those of t'.ie Gajnor
league and Mr.Adamson spent much of
his time there last night conferring
with William Harmon Black, Hcnico
Smith Rnd other Gaynor campaign
workers and managers.
Clark's Bulletin.
"The Clark Dally Bulletin," publish
ing quotations from national and State
leaders who favor the Speaker for th
Democratic choice. Is being printed and
clrculitcd In all political headquarter
and hotels In Baltimore.
VARDAMAN
REACHES
BALTIMORE
BOOK
OSCAR
UNDERWOOD
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY,
FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
CONVENTION
SIDELIGHTS
IN BALTIMORE
By THEODORE TILLER.
Baltimore, June 21.
Conversation botwcin two hotel port
ers whon "Boss" .Murphy walked down
the steps and signaled fir a taxlcub:
"Who s that little guy with tha red
face, .'Hid the sort of stubbed nose and
funny llttb eyca?''
"Who, him? That's Molphey. the big
fmoice from Now Yoik. He's got nlnijtv
VillPF."
What, vote ninety times, one man?"
"No, you bonuh".'ul. He's the Kss
sen. Thu main chance. Hi handles
them delegates Just like you'j juggle
two )ltni"yM. Ho's like the hind poller;
th-v hopi when lie tells 'em "
"Oc?, politics Is hell, alnt they""
Murphy Loosens Up.
Murphy hasn't been quite as bid as
Ealtlmore expecied li!m to be. He ac-
tinlly "Icosencd up" and talked to th-s
nfMvwnnnop mon lnst nizht nnH ho tvimi.!
for at least a do.!rn photographs. The ternates and boomors.
Tammany chief was falrlj besieged by) Tha dehratlon Is uninstructed, but
the photographers, and when lie did (will be In line for either Wilson. Clark,
surrenil-r he poiod all by himself, with j cr Underwood, according to Chairman
'NoTrouSUC
I Or BR?rVN
6FTTIM& AN-
IFHE
HOW
Congressman FIU;erald. then with
llnL(r Kulll-an. -ind flnallv nrfth nlmnit
r. mi ss t i nrMVlInant Tav n vnttst
came along and (hied up in front of the
ciick'nc cameras.
Gaynor's Pictures.
The Gaynor boom may be a mushro6m
affair, but the manner in which the
Gaynorites are placarding the town
doesn't Indicate It. The bewhlskered
countenance of the New York mayor
stares at one In the elevators. In the
hotel lobbies? from shop windows, and
even from the Interior of laxlcabs. The
lithographs have been carefully pre
pared, too, and evidently were not got
up overnight.
The Clark headquarters have estab
lished a "rest room" In one of the office
buildings on Baltimore street. From
a window hangs an immense sign, vis:
"Chamn Clark Rest Room. Every
body Welcome."
He Wrote It
The street peddlers have begun to sell
the Clark "noun" dawg" song. The
songbird delegates may buy words and
music from five cents up, the price de
pending upon the style of a particular
edition. A small boy offered one to ono
of the thousand strangers in the city.
"Nix. son, I wrote the song," said
the 'man approached.
The kid fell for it and stopped spiel
ing as he told a couple of companions:
"Thero goes the feller that wrote it."
Gumshoe Bill.
The Republican convention had Its
"Whispering Murrnv Crane," but It has
nothing on Baltimore. The Democrats
point with pride to "Gumshoe Bill"
Stone, manager-ln-nhief of the Clark
Presidential boom. Senator Stone
strolls through the hotels In approved
gumshoe stvle, stops and confers in a
low tone of voice and then slides out
ngaln. As a "conferer" the artute Mis
souri politician has few equals
"Gumshoe BUI" makes a specialty of
finding out what the other fellow
knows. He doesn't appear to be paying
much attention, but he Is, and he makes
use of It.
Jim Ham's New Suit.
Col. Jim Ham Lewis, whose figure Is
as familiar about Democratic conven
tion as the decorations in the hall, has
purchased a new suit of clothes since
reaching Baltimore. This statement Is
authoritative, as the colonel revealed his
Identity to the clothing salesman, and
the latter has been using the Lewis sale
as an effective argument on prospective
purchasers since.
Jim nam is an immaculate, even
though a flashy, dresser. As he couldn't
bring his tailor along, It Is presumed he
became tired of the dozen or o suits
In his trunk and determined to seek
something cool and resplendent for the
torrid i)mes of next week.
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JUNE 23, 1912.
AT BALTIMORE
THIS WEEK.
DELEGATES FROM
T
Uninstructed, They Will
Vote for Some Prorges-
sive Candidate.
BALTIMORE, Md.. June 23.-The Dis
trict ot Columbia delegation headed by
Charles W. Darr anlved at r-amden
Slntlnn on ths 11 o'clock train from
Washington this morning. In the partv
wer Ch'iil'.M W. Darr, chairman; H.
i:. Davis, C. A. Douglas, H. D. Ben
ton. Jr.. George Field, Robert Allen,
V. J. Wisn-r. T. i:. Mitchi 11, O. H.
Gore, Thorn is jamleson, E. F. Butcher,
and J. J. Purcell, with a numbtr of al-
Dair.
I Chalrmin Darr said that his dlega-
I tloti would not assist In any fight about
the tempoiar.v chalrm.m. but would sup-
I rurl nit) action that the national com
J mltte n It; In take.
"We agrcs heartily," he eild, "with
I what Governor WllKori,-Speaker Clark,
. and Congn-siinnn Underwood Kiy about
the selO'-tlon of the ttunporarv chsJr
j man of the convention. We mean that
j w will not tlijht over the minor de
; tails, n'r will we follow Mr. Bryan,
t should h lad n nuht on tie roneiition
floor agnipHi MMrfo rkrher
fur fight will be waged .for .a pro
gressive platform and fot u progres
sive vindldfi.U for President, but we
will not allow an minor inAtttr-j to
j-ieclpltuti- a fight nnl a split between
different forces.
"As to vhom w-y shnll support, that
If a mutter to which we aro keoplng
cur minds opn for conviction and our
votes win oe cast ror wnicnever man
we bfUeva can ma.ke the fctronyet
fltjht throughout tho tountry."
KAMUhK UELEllAlEi
i'AUUl' VLiUUill
TH TlFPITP FN ftOUTF
x r mjajam j-h jlivujl
Question of Supporting Bryan
Will Be Threshed Out
on Train.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. June 23. The
delegation of the Democratic national
oonventlon will decide the policies to be
followed by Wisconsin In the trip to
Baltimore.
The Wisconsin delegation and other
leading delegates, numbering 125, will
make the trip In a special train, leaving
tomorrow, and discussion of the policy
will be had during the trip.
Delegates and alternates will deter
mine whether they will support Bryan
In case the Commoner decides to be
come a candidate. Wisconsin dele
gates stand twenty for Wilson and six
for Clark, and there Is some talk of
swinging the entire slate of the Demo
crats to Bryan If he will accept the
nomination. The question of platfbrm
will also be discussed during the ttrp.
Arrangements Made
For Seating Delegates
BALTIMORE. June 23. Arrangements
have been completed for seating the
delegates and alternates In the big con
vention hall. Posted on the bottom of
each chair Is the name of the State to
which It Is assigned.
glome chairs were pasted wrcing, as a
result of haste, and the work will have
to be done again this morning.
Maryland's seats are right up In
"baldhead row" and are about the beat
In the hall. They are Just behind Ne
braska. The seats are in four sections, eaeh
containing 1,600. The allotments are as
follows:
Section No. 1 Texas. Pennsylvania.
Minnesota, 'California, Delaware, Flor
ida. Colorado, Wisconsin. Louisiana, Ar
kansas. District or L'oiumDia, AiasKa,
Wyoming, Washington, and Hawaii.
Section No. 2 Missouri, Ohio, Connec
ticut. West Virginia, Georgia, New York,
Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hamp
shire, Arizona. Nevada.
Section No. 3 New Jersey, Alabama,
Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illi
nois, Virginia, and Mississippi.
Section No. 4 Nebraska. Maryland.
North Carolina, North Dakota, Maine,
Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Oregon. Rhode Iejand. South Carolina,
South Dakota. Tennessee. Utah, Philip
pine Islands, Porto Rico,
ISTC
REACH
CONVENTION CITY
MARSHALL'S PARTY
STARTS FOR EAST
R
Executive Thanks Delega
tion as It Leaves for
Baltimore.
.INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. June 23.
Governor Marshall, bidding Godspeed to
the Indiana delegation, which started
today for Baltimore In the attempt to
land tho Democratic nomination for tho
State's "native son," wrote an open let
ter to Fred Hoke, president of tho Mar-shall-for-Presldent
Club, In which he
.thanks everv Hoosler who has labored
to further the ends of the Marshall
candidacy.
Tho departure of the Marshall
boosters was impressive. Democrats
who will make the trip to Baltimore
arid others met at the clubhouse of
tho Indiana Democratic Club at
noon. The Indianapolis Military Band
lead a parade from there to the Union
Station at 12:45 o'clock. The color
bearers of the party followed the band
In the parade, and the marching club
of 100 picked men, wearing light gray
fedora hats and carrying "old hick
ory" canes came next, captained by
Charles A. Garrard, quartermaster
general of the Indiana National
uard. Then followed approximately
400 marching members of the "Tom
Marshall" delegation from the Hoosler
State.
A party of Democrats headed by
James L. Keach also started to Balti
more, reported to having adopted the
slogan. "Death to the Marshall
Doom:
BAKER LEADS FIGHT
AGAINST UNIT RULE
Mayor of Cleveland Will Oppose
Harmon Before National
Committee.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 23. Maor
Newton D. Baker, of Cleveland, who
will lead the fight against the unit rule
before the Democratic national commit
tee at Baltimore tomorrow noon, ac
companied by a large Cleveland and
Toledo delegation, left today for Balti
more. Baker Is full of fight against the en
forcement of the unit rule, and de
clares If Governor Harmon persists In
compelling the Ohfo delegation to vote
for hi msolldly, the nineteen Wilson
delegates from this State will get on
the floor at the Baltimore convention
and openly tell the delegates how the
unit rule was steam-rolled through by
the Democratic State convention at To
ledo. The delegates believe Ohio will be
the central figure in a fight which
Williams Jennings Hryan will make
against the unit rule in the Baltimore
convention.
Colonel Bryan Is expected to lead
the attack upon the unit rule of the
floor of the convention. If an attempt
Is made to vote the Ohio delegation
solidly for Harmon.
Tammanyite Wants
Quietus Put on Bryan
BALTIMORE. Juna 2i "Squelch
Bryan once nnd for all," said Joseph
C. Coogon, a Tammany man, who ar
rived In Baltimore today. "The Demo
cratic party this year has the greatest
chanoe for a victory the greatest It
has ever had. And we want to mako
It a telling vlcton one that will linger
long In the minds of the people. Mr.
Brjan Is a bother; we cannot afford to
have him butting into the councils of
the part and attempting to cause dis
sension among the ranks. We must
have nothing to worry us. Harmony
must prevail."
"What about the- combine proposition
Roosevelt, Bryan and Wilton for a
new Progressive party?" Coogon was
asked. The Gothamlte's replj was a
burt of htarty laughter.
"I am lor Gaynor, because I thin
he would make a strong canaidate one
that would please all factions," con
cluded Coogon, but, when he was asked
If that was the opinion of the remain
der of Murphy's braves, Coogon was
silent.
Col. Guffey Deplores
Attitude of Bryan
BALTIMORE, June 23. Col. J. M.
Guffey, of Pennsylvania, was amons
the arrivals today. Asked for an ex
pression on the convention situation,
he said:
"It is the duty of the national com
mittee to select the temporary chair
man of the national convention. I do
not sco why Mr. Bryan should oppose
the choice of Judge Parker.
"Judge Parker loyally suppoittd Mr.
Bryan in all his campaigns and any
controversy over this situation is bad
policy."
Mr. Br an tried to have Colonel Guf.
fer expelled from the national com
mittee last February as the representa
tive of Pennsylvania. There was then
a contest between Colonel Guffey and
A. Mitchell Palmer.
To oM
TO BOOM GOER
J i
H?
STANDS FIRMLY
Fl
Murphy Will Insist on
Parker for Temporary
Chairmanship.
BRYAN'S PROTEST
PROVES UNAVAILING
Confers With Other Leaders Toay
and Then Announces
Decision.
BALTIMORE, June 23.-'Whatever
opposition Mr. Bryan may offer to
Judge Parker for temporary chairman
of the convention, I still am and shall
continue to be for Parker.
"The New York delegation, whoso
ninety members are Instructed to vote
as a unit on all proposals, wlll not com
mit Itself to any candidate' for the Pres
idential nomination until the caucus
called for noxt Monday, if then. As
Plunkltt used to say, "When I get up
in the morning I know I control one
vote Plunkltt's that's all.' "
Charles F. Murphy made this state
ment after conferences with Chairman
Mack, national committeemen from a
score of States and delegates from the
nation at large. Harmon, Clark, Wil
son, Underwood, Bryan and Gaynor
boomers sought unsuccessfully to ex
tract a word from him on the attitude
that he and his fellow delegates will as
fcurae toward the aspirants for the
Picsldency. But rarely has he been
more pronounced In his advocacy of a
man than he was to all Inquirers as to
whom he will support for temporary
chairman.
Firm For Parker.
Protests that Wall Street seeks to
select the presiding officer, and Colonel
Bryan's threats that he Is coming
here to smash Parker and force the
elevation of Senator OUle James or
another friend for temporary chair
man, fall to convince Murphy that ho
should withdraw his support from the
Presidential nominee of 19M.
To Roger C Sullivan, of Illinois,
JoFephus Danltls, of North Carolina,
and others he declared that should
he find It necessarj he Intends to
have Introduced at Monday's caucus
of the New York delegation a resolu
tion pledging the nlnetv members to
the Judge. He seems to think that
this ought to clinch Parker's hold on
the temporar chairmanship
When told toduv that Colonel Bryan
Is en route here to try and prevent
Parker's selection Mr. Murphv said:
"Colonel Bryan has a right to ex
press his prjfoience for temporary
dial! man I also claim that right. I
am a delegate and control one vote,
that vote shall be cast for Judge
Parker "
"Gaynor men say that his name will
be presented to the convention as
New York's choice for President," he
was told
"That is news to me," replied Mur
phy "The delegation has not vet
caucused and I shall not express mv
preference until It does. I am trying
to find out who will prove the strong
est candidate. That man will be my
final choice."
Not For Harmon.
"What truth is there in the story
that tha New York delegation is se
cretly pledged to Harmon?"
"None whatever "
William F. Sheehan, who was
Murphy's favorite for United States
Senator last year, Is being accused
of the chief responsibility for the
sudden decision to put Parker formard
as a candidate for temporary chair
man. Ten.das ago Chairman Mack
and Muipliy agreed that it would be
good politics to make Senator James
temporary" chairman, and Senator
O'Gorman, of New York, permanent
chairman. This was the slate until
after a conference between Murphv
and Sheehan, It was decided to shift
the temporary chairmanship to Pork-
rjesnlte Mumhv's disclaimer that he
und his associates are not boosting any
particular candidate, those In his con
fidence after a dav of Investigation re
ported to him that they had found an
overwhelming sentiment of the majori
ty of the delegates to be favorable to
Speaker Clark Many of thtm became
so convinced of this that they suggest
ed that Murphv reallv desired to
have New Yoik represented on the
ticket he should at onco make known
hlu prefcrenco for the Vice Presidency.
Strong For Gaynor.
When Senator Cantor was asked 'f
Ga nor's name would be presented to
tho convention he replied: "Either
Conglessman Fitzgerald or mself will
probabl r submit It, thoug'i we 1 s
not posit' vely derided just what course
to puisne I belioo Gaynor will be
nominated," added Cantor, and he tried
not to crack n bmlle.
S-nator O'Gorman tonight paid that
the platform would contain a stromr
plank relating to the co-called Money
trust, but declined to go Into details.
The most Important planks in the plat
form, he declared, would be
First, tariff red'ictlon. ana seconl,
control of monopolies.
1W II
John Jrdv

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