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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1012.
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BRYAN OPENS GREATEST BATTLE OF HIS POLITICAL
CAREER IN A STIRRING APPEAL FOR PROGRESS
In Nominating kern He
Points to Forces That Seek
to Control Party.
NAMES "THE RYANS
AND THE BELMONTS"
Kern, in Dramatic Appeal to Par
ker, Suggests That Both
By THEODORE TILLER.
BALTIMORE, June 25. With
his back to the wall, facing a hos
tile national committee and a
convention which must be swayed
by his mere personality if it is
turned at all, William Jennings
Bryan is again writing Demo
cratic history today.
The crisis of the party was
staged at Baltimore at noon. The
Nebraskan went into the conven
tion hall prepared to be either
pleading or defiant. The-common
end to be sought is the defeat of
a reactionary for the temporary
It is a repetition of Chicago.
There's a difference in geography
and in dominating personality, but
the issue is the same.
The selection of a reactionary
temporary chairman and a reac
tionary Presidential candidate here
means the new political party will
cast aside its swaddling clothes
within the week.
Have But One Chance.
A progressive temporary chairman,
and, a progressive platform and can
dldate, gives the Democracy a
The wavering delegates Btand to
day between two cross-fires. On one
firing line Is the man who Is to the
Democratic party what Theodore
Roosevelt is to the Republican party.
On the other Is the powerful strength
of Tammany, and of what Bryan
scathingly terms the "Belmont-Ryan-Murphy
There are scores of delegates gath
ered here who speak disparagingly
of Bryanlsm, but their voices are In
whispers, and they dread the mo
ment when Bryan's voice shall tell
the convention that the parting of
the ways has come between the rank
and file, the plain people of the De
mocracy, and its bosses.
Defeated In Committee.
They defeated Bryan In the national
committee last night and voted to make
Judge Parker the keynote speuker of
the convention. In committee, however,
Bryan went against phlegmatic politi
cians with their made-ln-advance plan.
Bryan's defeat In the committee whs
forecast In The Times yesterday when
It was declared that at least twenty
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BALTIMORE, June 25. -The lines are being drawn now that the
delegates are learning that Murphy is but the heavy hand of Ryan,
They are thinking of what their constituents will say if this conven
tion is delivered to the same financial interests that controlled the
Chicago convention through Root and his machine.
It is a spectacle never before witnessed in American politics. ' Two
conventions of opposing parties meeting within two weeks and, the
Distinguished Catholic Prelate Invokes
Divine Blessing at Opening of First
Day's Session of Convention.
BALTIMORE, June 25.-Cardlnal Gib
bons, the venerable Catholic prelate,
opened the tlrst day's session of the
convention, Invoking divine blessing in
the following prayer:
"We pray thee, oh God of might,
wUdom and Justice, through whom au
thority is rightly administered. la,ws en
acted and Judgment decreed, assist with
Thy holy spirit of counsel and forti
tude the President of these United
States, that his administration ma be
conducted In righteousness and be emi
nently useful to the people over whom
he presides, by encouraging due respect
for virtue and religion, by faithful tx
ecutlon of the laws of Justice and mer
cy and by restraining vice and Immor
ality. "Let the light of Thy divine wisdom
direct the deliberates of this conven
tion nnd shine forth In all Its proceed
ings and enactments so that they ma
tend to the preservation of concord and
despotism, and liberty preuu .
"May authority be exercised without
license. May this convention demu.i
strate once more to the American peo
ple and to the world at large that the
citizens of the United have solved the
problem of self government by exer
cising and tolerating broadest and most
untrammeled freedom of discussion In
their political assembles, without de
throning reason and without Invading
the sacred and Inviolable rights of law
and public order.
"May the delegates assembled to
select a candidate for Chief Magistrate
be ever mindful that tbey are sons of
Seeks to Make Convention
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the same Heavenly Father, that they
are brothers of the same national
family, that they are heirs of the same
heritage of freedom, and may It be
their highest ambition to transmit this
precious Inheritance unimpaired, to their
children and their children's children
May the consciousness of this com
munity of interests banish from the
hearts all bitterness, hatred nnd lll-wlll.
and inspire them with sentiment of
genuine charity, benevolence and mu
"We recommend likewise to thy un
bounded mercy all our brethren and fel
low citizens throughout the United
States, that they may be blessed In the
knowledge and sanctified In the observ
ance of Thy most holy law, that they
may be preserved In union and In that
peace which the world cannot give, and
after enjoying the blessing of this life,
they may be admitted to those which
Two Games Tomorrow
Rain caused a postponement of
today's game between the Na
tionals and the Red Sox. To.
morrow there trill be a double
header, beginning at 2 o'clock,
gates opening at 1 o'clock. Wal
ter Johnson and Bob Groom
will probably pitch for the
By WILLIAM J, BRYAN to The
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
12i20 Convention culled to order hr
Chairman of Nntlounl Committee A'or
ninn K. Slack.
13i33 Call for the convention read
by Assistant Secretary Thomaa Smith.
12i3T Cardinal Gibbon delivered
12t45 Parker's name read aa na
tional committee' choice tor tempor
12i48 Ilrynn takes platform to op
pose Iarkera selection.
12iS2 Dryan nominated John W.
Kern, of Indiana, for temporary chair
man. 1(28 Uryan concluded apeecb.
Ii31 John W. Kern took the plat
form. Ii40 Kern offers to withdraw In
(oor of compromise candidate if
Parker would do likewise.
liSO Krrn withdrew from the
chairmanship fltcht, declaring Bryan
the man entitled to, nnd capable of
making the progressive flsht.
Ii02 nryan resumes speaking:.
liICi Ilryan agrees to be the pro
(prrsslve candidate for temporary
Reclaiming Swamp Lands.
Having for Its object tho reclaiming
of "5,000,000 acres of swamp and over
flow lands In the United States, a bill
was Introduced In the Senate lesterday
by Senator Williams of Mississippi.
The measure attempts to overcome the
defects of previous bills of the same
kind which allowed loopholes for com
plications between the Federal Govern
ment and local authorities.
a Punch and
same financial jugglers of Wall Street attempting to use the conven
tion like the wooden figures in a Punch and Judy show.
If they can succeed in deceiving the delegates who have come here
under the impression that the Democratic party is expected to make
an honest fight against the Republican party, it will be the miracle of
(Copyright. UU, by Virgil V. McNItt.)
Believed Judge Parker Will Be Named Tem
porary Chairman, and Speaker Clark
Nominated for the Presidency.
BALTIMORE, June 25. Judge Alton
B. Parker will be named for temporary
chairman of the Democratic national
He will receive upward of 600 votes.
Unless the situation shifts from what It
now Is, Champ Clark will be nominated
for President of the United States on
the second or third ballot.
That Is the way the cards He at this
minute. William Jennings Bryan will
apparently be defeated in his effortB to
control the convention.
At no time for the last 24 hours has
Bryan been In control of the situation,
In spite of talk of many of his enthusi
astic followers to the contrary.
Parker Men Confident. i
Careful canvasses which have boen
made by the anti-Bryan forces within
the last twenty-four hours show that
Parker will be named temporary chair
man by somewhore from 600 to 650 votes.
The feeling of the backers of Parker
this morning Is one of absolute con
fidence that they will win and that
they have checkmated Bryan In his
efforts to control the convention.
The statements here made as to the
outcome of the convention are made
with this reservation: Everybody
knows the matchless power of Bryan
In a convention hall. It Is through this
he won the nomination In 1S95, and
through It he has won many another
battle. Tho only hope be has la to so
into the convention and sweep It be
But unless he can carry the delega
tions by storm he will be defeated. The
test put up to him today Is one of the
hardest of his, wonderful political ca
reer. To defeat Parker he must not
only carry the outer works of the op
position, but he has to assail It with the
fierce Ares of his oratory as to de
moralize It completely. They could
not hope to wrest the nomination
either from him or the man of his
Rely On Underwood.
The cohorts of Tammany and the
New York delegation will be thrown
to Clark early In the balloting on Presi
dent. That Is the way the game Is
planned now. And Thomas Taggart and
Roger Suvlllan will follow suit. The
Underwood forces are relied on to sup
port Clark, once they see Underwood
cannot be named.
Charging that the combined powers of
predatory wealth are trying to break
down proRresslvIsm within the Demoo
cratlc ranks, Bryan will endeavor to
crush the designs of the leaders who
are planning with skill and keenness and
precision to choose Parker and name
Clark. The Indications now are that he
Is up against a combination as Irresisti
ble, perhaps more so, - than the one
against which Roosevelt battled In Chicago.
NEW PARTY .
Domination At Baltimore, As
At Chicago, Leaves People
But One Recourse.
OLD GUARD WAGING
STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
Parallel Seen Between Fights for
Control of the Two
By J. 0. WELLIVER.
BALTIMORE, June 25.
Bryan was at his best, his
most impressive, when, five
minutes after the opening in
vocation, he was at the front
of the platform to open his
His appearance was greet
ed with a storm of cheers?
cheers that plainly came. more
from the delegates than the
audience. There was every
evidence, as at Chicago, that
the hall was packed in favor
of the organization and the
Bryan awaited the close of
the ovation, pale, composed,
plainly full of the feeling that
he was opening one of the
great battles of his career of
fighting. He did not want
demonstration, and nervously
waved his hand for quiet,
which he obtained in three or
four minutes. Then he launch
ed into his speech naming
Kern for chairman.
The convention's temper
was braved in a moment.
Warring cries of "Kern" and
"Parker" went up in chorus. .
Bryan's friends saw that he
was out for an ungloved
fight, and their enthusiasm
rose as he progressed, while
the bitterness of his enemies
went up. in like measure. .
REPETITION OF CHICAGO.
The bosses in the Baltimore con
vention are doing everything in
their power to disrupt their party,
just as the bosses at Chicago did.
This will make the new Progress
ive party a winner in the election
i With everybody now indicating
i . . , .
tnat tne result win De a victory
for the reactionary interests, nomi
nally led by a colorless candidate
entirely satisfactory to them, the
eyes of progressive Democrats
are already turning toward the
Progressive party convention that
will be held about August 1 to
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White House Callers.
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Bradley, Ky. Sutherland, Utah.
Guggenheim, Colo. Cullom. ill.
Pray. Mont. MoKlnley, ill.
Dodds. Mich. Oalzell, Pa.
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