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LOAD OF FEAR
MINDS OF MANY
They See in Defeat of
Bryan His Removal
BUT HIS POWER,
WHILE SHAKEN, IS
With Nebraskan's Opposition, It
Will Be Almost Impossible for
Any Candidate to Capture the!
Necessary Two-Thirds Vote of I
Convention?Only Safe Pre?
diction Now Is That No Con?
servative Can Win?Opponents
of Wilson Claim That He Has
Gone Down in Defeat With
Commoner. to Whom His I
Hopes Weie Tied.
in s \ mi el ?.. ni.i i he.
tSpeclal to The Tithes-Dispatch. ]
Baltimore. Md., June 26.?Far from
chastising William Jennings Bryan se?
verely for his attempt to dictate the
manship 3i the
1). mocrat.c con
..r.tiou an l his
inlnation to con
.Ihde along dlc
. a t u r rhlu lines
It hile there is any j
II tiling to do In
li a 11 I in ore. the
selves?tod had to
him on tiie wrist
in a polite but
. lie. somewhat admon?
itory manner and
asking ii.m bleSec to behave.
Inasmuch a- ti.o proceedings at Chi?
cago hnd Irii th"0 Oemocratli leader*
opposed to Bryan, meaning all the old
guard, to think this is the open season
f"r shattering Idols, these leaders had
in^d.- up their minds to do some shat?
tering themselves. They started out
full of hop- and with the shattering
apparatus running ?-n high speed, with
every gear thrown In. Oddly, though.
Mr. Bryan refused to t>e shattered:
Having been an idol fnr many years, he
declined to recognize any Iconoclastic
rlgltts as belonging to the lealers, and!
the upshot of n was that while Mr.
Bryan, as an Idol, was cracked and
Ipped a int. he was not shattered nor
tottered fioin his base.
VSbnl Happened li> Bryan.
What happened to him was that he
"roved In n way that unless some ex?
traordinary circumstances arise thi3
convention will not nominato Bryan
for President, and thus lifted a gool
leal of the lead from the mln Is ef many
Democrats who darkly fear*'! such a
What also happened was that he
proved rather conclusively that If he
*?es fit to oprose any candidate aspir?
ing to the nomination, that candidate
will have a hard time getting enough
w.tes in th? convention.
The anlI-Br>*an leaders expected to
defeat Bryan, but they expected to
defeat htm more decisively than they
I'd After thjb roll call was over they
patted themselves on the chests and
?abl they had more votes at their
command and might have beaten htm
harder, which was evidenced by their
??citation and their nervousness and
th.ir fright while the Cdl eftll was
In progress Of course, they ermld
have defeated him In a more decisive
fashion, to be sure, hut they didn't
think to do It until the vote showed
Parker elected by about sixty ma -
lorlty?n curious manifestation of po?
litical absence of mind.
Malm Wilson's nrfent.
The Clark men came out of the
? onyentlon hall claiming the defeat
of Bryan was also a sure indication
that Wilson cannot be nominated by
this convention ?o did the Harmon
men and the Underwood men and var?
ious other brands of men. They all
claimed Wilson went down with
Brenn, forgetting that Bryan has
ironr down many times before, out,
homehow. has managed to come up
again with a smile and a speecn. Not
that I intend to say that Wilson can
be nominated, but that it Is reason?
ably certain Bryan is stronger than
his opponents think him to be. and
? ontinues a most valuable asset for
HnJ' candidate for the nomination.
So far as the nomination Is con
cerned, it still remains a rather open
Question, and will so remain until
i her? has be?n opportunity for con?
ference between the anti-Bryan and
the Bryan leaders. There are many
? dements to consider, including the
hope of the Wall Street contingent,
? aptalned by Thomas Fortune Ryan,
that an eminently safo and sane can?
didate ran he secured, with prefer
??nce for Harmon or Underwood. th6
Murphy-Hearst comblsat'on and num?
erous other features of a situation
that, while clearer. Is not >'et en?
tirely clear. And in front and In the
middle and behind every phase of the
situation is Bryan, now fighting mad,
and a fairly good fighter In his way.
Oan't Name Conservative.
The only sfcfe prediction Is that this
convention i*s not In a temper to name
a conservative candidate. The con?
servative Interests have held lenaeious
' ly to tha Idoa. of a conservative candi?
date for a long time, hut they are
afra.ld to work to that, end, for the
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WITH DEFEAT OF BRYAN BY NATIONAL CONVENTION
SPEAKER CHAMP CLARK'S CHANCES FOR NOMINATION
LOOM LARGER AND HIS ADHERENTS CLAIM VICTORY
Leading Figures in First Day of Democratic Convention
JOHN VV. KERX,
HENEY AND CRANE
PAY BRYAN A VISIT
! Roosevelt's Lieutenant?; Have
I Conference With Democratic
Leader in Baltimore.
SECRECY SURROUNDS CAuL
Third-Party Boosters Arc With
Xcbraskan for Three-Quar?
ters of an Hour.
Ilalllmnre, Md., .lunr 25.?Francis .?.
: llency. of Cnllforuln, one of Colonel
Theodore noosevelfs fighting lieuten?
ants In Ibr Republican Xntlnnul Con?
vention, and Charles It. ('rant, of
| Chicago, who tu-lpeil to ilnuuce the
Itooaevell campaign for the llepul.
ll.-on nomination, Mere In consultation
here to-nlxht ?Uli Wllllnm Jennings
Bryan, of Vohrnskn, for f hrce-fiuor
ters of an hour.
Henry and Crane rrarbeil Mr.
nrynn's opnrtrucnt by n private eleva?
tor and were gone ntnln before tbelr
visit became generally known. So out
eoold be found who would discuss the
Iii connection with the Heney-Crunr
visit to-night, it wan learned that two
representatives of The Outlook, one
of them Cnrl Rowland, who ha* been
close to Colonel Roosevelt since bis
return from Africa two years a|[(i, nerP
In town. Ilotb put up at one of tbe
headquarter* hotels. They were nox?
ious regarding the possibility of n pro.
jrrosslvr-conser-ratlve tight In tbe con?
New? Pleuse? Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay. N. Y., Juno. 25.?With
the organization of the new progres?
sive party definitely under way, cx
presldont Roosevelt returned to his
home to-day from Chicago. He was
smiling and. he said, in figlu'ng trim.
He made it clear that the work would
be pushed ahead with full steam on.
His neighbors in Oyster Bay. who
have followed the political fortunes
of Colonel Roosevelt for a good many
years, did not know whether to re?
ceive htm as a returning champion or
a vanquished warrior, but he assured
those who saw him that he was not in
the least dismayed by the happen?
ings at Chicago. i
Colonel Roosevelt was greatly
pleased at the news from Baltimore.
He. showed how closely he was keep?
ing in touch with the situation there
by reciting the vote by which William
J. Bryan had been defeated a short
time before in his contest with Alton
B. Parkei over the temporary chair?
"Doesn't that remind you of what
happened in Chicago?" he asked. "They
are making the same fight at Balti?
more. That i8 good. One thing is
pla'n: 1hr4t Mr. Murphy will never
make peace with Bryan."
issue la the Some.
Colono] Roosevelt said that appar?
ently the issue among the Democrats
was fundamentally the same as that
In the Republican convention. Should
serious differences develop, it la his
belief that the now party will priflt
bv it in the nay of, receiving support
of disatfected Democrats. With this
In mind, Colonel Roosevelt and his as?
sistants will take no definite steps
(Continued on Ninth Page.) '
CAN BE NOMINATED
Bryan's Showing of Strength Clearly Indicates That
Convention's Choice Must Be Progressive, and
if It Won't Take Clark It Will Have to Swallow
W ilson?Day's Fighting Makes Speaker's
liV ALEXANDER FORWARD.
Baltimore, Md.. .Tune 25.?Overjoyed as the conservatives are to-night over
the defeat of William Jennings Bryan for the temporary chairmanship <'f the
Democratic National Convention, the fly in the ointment is the clear demon?
stration that no conservative candidate can he nominated for President. With
such a showing of strength as was made by the progressives, in the face of
many hours of the most active and most successful campaigning, it would be
impossible to se-ure a two-thirds vote for any man who is classed as reactionary
by the aforetime Peerless Irfnder.
So it is that the Conservatives must take Clark o.- else they will have to
swallow Wilson. The Speaker is perhaps as progressive as is the New Jersey
Governor, and Bryan has never criticized his record, lie may be In the black
[ books of the Commoner to-day because most of his delegates voted for Parker,
but he has kept his record in this respect so clear that It seems It would be dim
cult for Bryan openly to oppose him or fall to supper' him.
Conservatives Vastly Prefer < lark.
It is certain that the conservatives vastly prefer Clark to Wilson, .mi nat?
urally they will go to him. It all looks like Cl.uk to-night. He hus some!
delegates, bound soiidly to his support, who voted for Bryan to-day. and In]
due course of time he will get the conservative rote from I'nderwood and from I
the varied collect ion of favorite son*.
The vote to-day has greatly strengthened the Clark position and must;
inevitable have weakened the Wilson entrenchments Delegates feel that]
Bryan cannot now dominate the situation Of .-ourse, this is not admitted at
Wilson headquarters Granting that Clark has a certain Plurality on tile
first ballot, and even that he may attain to a substantial majority later. Wilson
leaders say that by no possibility can he gain the two-thirds required to nom?
So the two elements In the situation are. mt I-Bryan Influences nre locking
i toward t'l.irk more than ever b?fore, and Bryan Influences are shying awsy
from the Missouri man. The Impression was not made by Mr. Bryan that he
I wanted the nomination for himself. However nine!-, hi- love for a r;)p may
: have, figured in his tight for a principle, his motives were not selfish, in the
humble judgment of one who has not beep especially fond of him.
I Further, his was hardly the role to-day of an intentional disturber or partv
wrecker. Both he and Kern offered the opposition every chance to meet on the
common ground of compromise and conference, but their proffers were dlsrr
garded. Senator Kern named O'Gorman. Campbell. Des, Culbersoh, Shivoly and
others In whose favor he would withdraw his own name, just proposed by Mr.
Bryan. True, tiie Nebraska .1 limited his applause at ti.e mention of these names
to that of Senator Liike l.ea. of Tennessee. But there :s no reason to think he
would not have welromed any one of them to the temporary chairmanship.
He was defeated, but ho lost nothing snve the cause for which he fought.
Across the stage of the convention is cast the shadow of Thomas Hortune
Ryan, of Virginia and New York. Bryan said in his great speech of to-day
that he did not believe the Democrats of the nation could be corralled by n
Ryan. Progressive delegates feel that the multimillionaire has a fingt r in tlie.
pie and Is helping to dictate the nomination, the platform and the chairmanship.
Find out 'i hat Mr. Itynn Is n Delegate.
A Baltimore paper lo-day made the astounding statement that tin fs t
that Mr. Ryan Is n delegate' from Virginia was a great surprise to the delega?
tion, and that the first Intimation came from its columns yesterday. Of course,
this Is ridiculous, for every Virginia newspaper has published the fact that he
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Remembers Throe Magnificent
Struggles He Has Made f"r
PAYS HIM HIGH TRIBUTE
Delegates Anxious t<j Rush Work
and Get Away From
Baltimore. Md.. June 2-V?A rapid
fire routine s-sslon to-night closed
the first day of the Demo?ratio con- i
ventlon. which began with the defeat i
of William J. Bryan for temporary
chairman this afternoon. Swine* of
d'sorder on the floor, which made fur- ?
ther proceedings imposslhle. forced |
to-night's sess'on. and compelled Alton
B. Parker to suspend his keynote
speech until the evening session. I
To-night the delegates on the floor ?
gav.- f-rnf-jt evidence of their desire j
to do everything possible and get away
from Baltimore. Th? lenders had !
planned to adjourn the session to?
night until 2 o'clock to-morrow and ?
to have the committees, which were I
appointed to-night. m?*et at 10 o'clock
In i e morning, bill the delegates
would not hoar of this plpn and dls
Orderly protests from the flcor forced
an adjournment until noon and ad?
vanced the committee meetings so
that they* were ordered to meet imme?
diately afler Ihe session The delegates
were very excited about hurrying
things along. A voice front the floor
during the evening said: We have no
Perkins to p.-y our bills "
The completion Of Judge Parker's
speech and tne naming of the conven?
tion committees was the sum of the
work of to-night's session.
Bryan fnlls to Appenr.
William Jennings BrMi#n did not ap?
pear nt the convention hall during the
evening. Ills failure to be on hand
canted almosl Immediate adjournment
of the resolutions committee, which
met after the session in response to
the delepatef" 'iemand for speed. It
was practically certain that Bryan
would he elected chairman of the com
mlttoe. The other committee seit to?
gether Immediately for organlzat'nn.
Rul a scattering attendance nppeured
1 in the galleries at S o'clock, the hour
set for convening. There wre hun?
dreds of vacant seats in the delegates'
sections The delegates who were In
their seats gathered in little group*
land a hum of conversation swept the
' (Continued on Ninth Page)
Admitted on All Sides That His Cause Has
Been Strengthened by Downfall of Com?
moner in His Fight Against Parker
as Temporary Chairman.
ENEMIES OF BRYAN ARE CONFIDENT
OF HIS ELIMINATION FROM THE RACE
While Conservative Temporary Chairman Is Chosen,
Demonstration of Progressive Strength Is Such
That Permanent Chairman and Presidential
Nominee Will Be Taken From Ranks of the Lat?
ter and Platform Will Be Written According to
Their Desires?Leaders of Party Now Seem
Genuinely Anxious to Find Combination Which
Will Appeal to All Elements and Make Novem?
ber Vi ctory Certain.
Baltimore. Md., June 25.?William Jennings Bryan met de?
feat at the hand- of the Democratic National Convention to-day,
and in the opinion of many of the party leaders, he eliminated him?
self from the race for the presidential nomination.
The vote by which former Judge Alton B, Parker, of New
York, was elected temporary chairman over Mr. Bryan?579 to 510
?was interpreted to-night in many ways. The Champ Clark ad?
herents are openly claiming the nomination, and there were many
at the convention to-day who were inclined to agree that it would
either be Speaker Clark or a dark horse.
Talk of Mr. Bryan has not cease.! by any means. Some of his
friends claim that to-day's vote was no test: that many of his most
ardent supporters were compelled by circumstances to vote against
[him as temporary chairman. They claim, on the other hand, that
the vote of 510 given to Mr. Bryan indicated that he held a "veto"
'power in the convention which put him in a position of dominance
,a* to who should bo the nominee.
Clark Delegates Openly Anti-Bryan.
Manx- of Speaker Clark's delegate- openly threw their support
to the anti-Bryan forces. This was regarded as opening a breach
between the Speaker and the former nominee, which may cause the
Bryan supporters to make a bitter fight on Clark. Taken from an?
other angle, the vote of so many of the Clark adherents for Judge
i'arker wa? interpreted as a distinct bid for the support of the con?
servative element in the convention. This conservative element, it
may be stated, is practically prepared to accept a radical or pro?
gressive candidate. They frankly admit that to name a conserva?
tive, or so-called "reactionary," would result in strengthening the
hand of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in his organization of a third
party. This the leaders are anxious to avoid.
The turn of political affairs in the past few days is regarded
here a- having been decidedly favorable to Speaker Clark's candi?
dacy. The Wilson delegate- threw their support solidly to Mr.
Bryan in hi- light against Judge Parker. This, the leaders, figured,
would make the conservative element choose Clark in preference
Ito the NTew [erscy Governor as the progressive candidate. There was
I a report abroad to-night that the ninety votes of New York, a Con?
trolling factor 111 the situation, would go to C lark. This report was
ibased largely upon the action of New York to-day in voting against
Bryan. The fact that the Missouri delegation also gave Parker a
majority of its vote, iS to 14. quickly called out reports of a coali?
tion of interests between New York and Missouri. This naturally
led to talk of Clark for President and a New York man for Yics
O'Gorman Talked Of for Vice-President.
["he nan mentioned most prominently in this connection was
Senator O'Gorman. There was talk to-night also that the Under?
wood forces might come into this combination, the plan being that
Mr. Underwood should have the speaker-hip of the House in the
event of Mr. Clarke'* elevation to the presidency. Most of the
Underwood State- are said to be against Mr. Bryan oil almost any
proposition whatever. Certain it was thai most of these States?
located in the Solid South?voted against Mr. Bryan to-day. The
Clark people declared to-night that with New York and the Under?
wood forces united under the Speaker's banner, the latter would
have more than the necessary number of votes to nominate.
It seemed certain to-night from the public action of th* dele?
gates and their privately expressed views that the Democratic con?
vention will nominate a progressive candidate and adopt a pro?
gressive platform. Some of the leaders frankly said they resented
Mr. Bryan's assumption to dictate the temporary chairmanship, and
pointed to to-day's vote in justification of their views. Mr. Bryan,
despite the effort to eliminate him. however, remains a stalwart
factor in the convention, and may be given the authority to write
Anxious -o Strike Winning Combinntoin.
The Democratic lenders appear ?vniiinely anxious to. strike a
w inning combination. Tlv>j say the) are willing to recognize and
defer to the progressive element in I lie party and the progressive
spirit of the time.
Ther was nothing more tangible 10 the presidential situation
to-night than talk and claims.
" Hie result of the balloting on the. temporary chairmanship to?
day." said Senator-elect Ollie M. James, of Kentucky, "means but
one thing?that Clark will be nominated on the first ballot."
Mr. James was discussed to-night as the probable permanent
chairman of the convention. This is in line with the policy of the
conservatives to placate the progressives, now that they have de?
feated Mr. Bryan. Aside from this. Mr. James received the second
largest vote in the national committee on the selection of a tem?
porary chairman, and thi* ordinarilv would entitle him to favorable
consideration for permanent presiding officer. Iiis choice would
al<o be further evidence of the Clark strength in the convention.
Those who argue against the possibility of Mr. Bryan being named,
declare that he had his say in the convention to-day and failed to
stampede it. Mr. Bryan frequently was interrupted in his remarks,
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