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per of lids convention! and of the
Democratic party as a whole demand*
;? progressive nominee on a progres-'
blvo piatf jiul tie they quit trying tu
Ira kind of conservative, and sei about
to bu as conservative as the conven?
tion will allow them :<j be. 11 Is In?
expedient, from their vluwpoinl, ve
nominate Wilson, and iho only way
they could figure cut how to defeat
Wilson was Clark as the leading can?
didate. So they set about trying to
Und out now thew etai.d with Clark,
and how much they will have to do to
Their plans contemplated an endeav?
or to name Clark or, the Ilrst ballot,
tot they thought this the only way to
eradicate the Bryan Influence which
they think is with Wilson, und eradi?
cate Br>ah some more at tho same
time. They prepared a large atone;
with which to kill two birds at onej
und the same time. This preparation
necessitated some rather interesting
alliances, as Utllned It, tho proof et
the uxiorn that politics makes strange
bedfellows. Still, lack of compatibil?
ity did not stand in thj way. Far bel?
ter .or the plutocrats t.-id tnelr friends
to associate, tor the time, with com?
mon people If tho common people can
eld them In th? hit'h and holy cause
lr. which they embarked, said cause
bring to grab all they can out of It
for themselves, both low and In the
It In n Clark nny.
There Is no doubt that It was a
Clark day. The Speaker Is stronger
than at any other time, end many wife
persons predicted his nomination on
various ballots, ranging from the first
to the third. The Wilson people were
lully aware of this commanding posi-|
lion of Clark, and they worked early j
and late to try to get sufficient support'
tc secure a two-fifths of the conven?
tion that shall stand out against Clark
for such time as it may be necessary.
On a rock bottom nas.s, the Wilson
people have not a two-fifths tote in
the convention. They lack quite some
votes of controlling thut useful minor?
The number is approximately 100. So
the Wilson people hurried about and
formed all alliances they could, too. in
the effort to get enough recruits to
enable them to block the nomination of
Gl irk on the first ballot, and Mr, Bryan !
helped as much us he coull by deftly!
boiling tho waters now and then. *
Tiio plutocrats and their han?*y men
and many others not Identified with
the Ryan outfit, but eir.?eroly for Clark,
planne I and combined and fussed and '
fumed and thought up plans and "threw
plans down and generally ha1 a most I
The real plan was to try to push
C'.ark over on the first ballot. In this
the Hoarst-Murphy combination. the:
celebrated triple alliance of Murphy,!
Sullivan and Tsggart, a most formlda- j
ble combination, controlling ITS votes,!
and various other partnership!, both j
limited and unlimited, were invited and i
prayed with and coaxed. Various Inge- j
nlous schemes were evolved. One con- I
templated a method of breaking In- !
structlons. It was propose! to Intro?
duce a rule In the convention that shall I
not allow any delegation to ci-.ar.ge Its |
vote until after the roll call has been |
completed. This Is tine politics, of the .
real Macht veil tan brand, for it raises 1
a question as to Just what instruc?
tions mean. For example: Suppose a
State Is Instructed for Harmon, and on
tho first roll call votes for Harmon.
Th*". after the completion of the roll i
-all, :he chairman rises and says his ,
delegates havo changed their minds and i
desire to vote for Clark or any other
candidate. Does the fact that the dele- I
gallon voted on the roll call pay their I
instruction obligations and leave them]
free to go as they will before another i
ballot. Of course, thsl looks llk'i puy
lng an obligation with bogus money,
but these are parlous times, ar.d poll
tics Is an Involuted and a convoluted
Anxious About Flrat riall.jt.
The Clark men and their newly
found friends are very anxious to close
It ell up on Ihe first ballot. The Wil?
son men are very anxious to remain In
'Baltimore for an Indefinite period and
vote regularly for Wilson on every
ballot- The other candidates are
mostly dickering, with the Idea of ob?
taining mattresses to fall on when It
i comes time for them to fall. It Is cer?
tain a progressive must be nominated,.
Hence, the query arlseBl Will the con?
vention take a Clark kind of a conserv?
ative-, Clark being the one to be taken,
or will It demand th? Wilson kind of
progressive, the highest exponent
thereof being Wilson? That Is the
main contention. Tne. attempt o solve
It might easily bring a third man Into
active consideration. Perhaps .t will.
Nobody in this town could make an in-,
tell Igen t guess on that lo-r.Ight.
It was announced that Mr. Bryan Is
preparing, has prepared or will pre?
pare to announce hU abandonment of
Clark. It is possible he may make this
announcement between the writing and |
printing of this. Bryan has bsen s< i'
sawing between Wilson and Clark for a
long time, and In his s.>eech on Tues?
day mentioned them both as having
been aceptable to him at a time, pre?
vious to the sel-ctlon of JuJgc Parker
for temporary chairman.
May da With Ronsetalt,
There >? a feeling that Mr. Bryan
will eventually go with nooseVi II
Many persons say he certainly will, but
one. eif Bryan's most marked attributes
Is keeping his counsel. That, also, has ?
been one of his weaknesses. He. has]
always relied on his power to rally ills j
supporters Into action by oratory rather',
Ihon to have them ready for action by
Francis J. Hcnoy saw him. which
"lay or may not bo slgnttlcant. as Mr.
.Honey Is anxious to secure a little,
publicity now and then nnd may havo
foreseen a few paragraphs In the pub?
lic prints following ;?. sudden dcacent
%>y hlni on Bryan ami Baltimore.
>.tr. Bryan spent the day In casually
dropping bun.ha here and there In
places where boiiibi seemed to him to
"jo needed. T.hoy offered to make him
?Jiiulrma:i of the resolutions commit?
tee, but he. declined, saying he pre?
ferred to have anothor occupy that
mil 01 taut post, and they chose Johj)
W. Kern. Having declined to pre?
side over the deliberations of the
I committee. Mr. Bryan, ever and anon,
I strolled Into the meeting place ami
caused ? consternation by introducing
various resolutions. Due related to
What ho claimed was the necessary
.'urging of ttie Democratic party of
various eminent gentlemen who have
hitherto been wont to point to their
Democracy with the one hand and to
hold their real motives In the other
hand high UP behind their backs,
j Another of Mr. Bryan's little knick
knacks related to the adoption of a
?platform after the man Is made, oil
the suspicion that the ruling forces
of the convention might take the curse
'off a progressive nomination by a con?
servative platform. This wus .Mr.
Bryan's own little idea, and the reso?
lutions committee and the rules com?
mittee adopted it, thinking the plan
harmless nnd desiring to keep Mr.
Bryan In good humor.
' The plan Is subj-ct to ratification by
the Convention, but there ?;een>s to bo
r.o important objection to it. Nor will
Jtf. Bryan have much dlfflotilty in
setting what he wants in the plat?
form. Ha can have almost anything
along the line of resolutions, and it
is understood he -as som? ytn-lklng
Jnmr* for Chairman.
Kentucky's favorite and lr.rgest son.
Ollie James, was chosen for perma?
nent cba'.rmin .V.l the (lowers of
speech grow in Oll'.e'? gnrd<-.i of
rhetoric JJemosthches hai nothing on
him. DemOSthiC r.?s. as !s well known.
b?ir.tr a small mar., and Ollle measur?
ing six fe?t seven from tip to tip and
weighing some 3.)0 or thereabouts.
Am night closed, the ruling forcrn, I
wins determined to <irf?at Wolson,
and being much .frightened over the
prospect, had about decided the only j
man th.ty r-n beat Wilson with !.<
Clark. Of course, tlvre was mtteh talk
of another and compromise candid.-.*".
In which the nitr.'s rf Gaynnr, Kern j
and Others figured, but the day closit.-l;
with events distinctly shaping In
r-'nrk's favor. He may -not he r.omi- I
r.ated. but. as this is written, ho has J
the bette- chance.
advantage of any psychologies', mo
"inenis that might happen along. It
was reported that many B.-yan buttons I
and banners had arrived in town, ibut \
they were not distributed to-day. Mr. j
Bryan's followers warmly defend the
couuue he na.s pursued |n tho Conven?
tion, and declare hu still is in a posi?
tion to dictate the nominee.
Mr. Bryan to-day declined to accept
the chairmanship of the platform com?
mittee, but his close friend, Senator
Kern, was chosen In his place. To?
night Mr. Bryan reported the platform
os "coming along nicely." It was said
that thj platform would ho ready for
the convention by the time the nomi?
nation for President had been made.
At Mr. Bryan's suggestion, it had
been determined not to present a plat?
form until after the candidate had
In Mr. Bryan's behalf it was said to?
night that his fight on Jud^e Parker
for temporary elttirman was influer.c.?d
largely by a desire to get a line upon
tho different delegations. The Nebraa
kan had not had an opportunity to
make a po!l, and It was the only means
of learning at the outset just what had
to be met and dealt with.
Delegaten Are "Hearing From Home."
It was generally reported about the
convention hall to-uignt that a num?
ber of the Western Clark delegations
that ca3t the!.- votes for Judge Par?
ker were beginning to "hear from
home" on account of alleged deser?
tion of the progressive cause. It was
also common gossip that thero was
a good deal of feeling between tho
Bryan and Clark forces.
In the committee on credentials to?
day the Clark forces clearly controll?
ed. The sitting delegates from South
Dakota, pledged to Wilson, were un?
seated in fuvor of tho Clark contest?
ants, while six uninatructed delegates
iroiti the District of Columbia were
unseated In favor of six instructed for
There were two sessions of the con?
vention to-day. The one beginning at
noon was devoted almost entirely to
oratory. All of the speakers predicted
bu icess for the party In the Novem?
ber elections and derided both the
I Tafl and Roosevelt "sections" of the
Republican party. To-night the con?
vention, at a session beginning st 8
1*. Mi, began consideration of com?
mittee reports, and the work of -com?
pleting permanent organization. In all
of the party councils to-day harmony
! was urged upon the various factions.
I in a further effort to placate the Bry
| an interests there was practically a
I unanimous decision to make Senator
elect Ollle M. James, of Kentucky, per
! manent chairman. Mr. janes is known
I as one of tlie clorest friends uf the
S imi of Governor Wood row Wilson's
st?porters were claiming to-night that
sentiment in the b'g New York delo
gatlon was turning toward their can?
It was everywhere agreed that the
nominee would be an out and out pro
gresslvc, as the party leaders believe
I thai only in this way can they hope
, for success.
A sweltering atmosphere charged
with humidity greeted the delegates
*a they filed In for to-night's session
of the Democratic National Convention
Just before S o'clock. Negligee was
iagain the. order of the occasion.
\ ttcndunce Is Small,
A thunderstorm kept tho gallery at?
tendance down, and at S o'clock only
about half of tho seats for spectators
were filled. The delegates, too, were
slow In arriving. National Chairman
Mack appeared on the scene shortly
after S o'clock. At that time many
of tho delegates' Beats on the floor
were vacant, nnd tho moagro gallery
crowd was entertained with % cerles
of ragtime selections by the band.
When Chairman Parker appeared
thoro was a scattered round of np
plause. He greeted tho Rev. T. O.
Grouse, of the Mount Royal Avenue
Episcopal Church, who wos tho ohap
plaln of the meeting.
I At 8:32 Chairman Parkor dropped |
hi* gavel, tho sergeant-at-arms clear
Cardinal Gibbons at the Democratic Convention
Tbl? remarkable ..hlogrnph v?? mode on th.e convention floor, und ?hOTr?n group of prominent American.. Left
to rieht In? stnnM..- Hcv. Dr. William .4. ITelchcr. rector of Cnthetlralj Jllcb. acl Jeokln?. Cardinal Gibbon? and Uob.
rrt (. train. (Copyright, by Underwood.)
ed the ai.-Ocs and secured order, while I
Mr. crouse began the prayer.
Representative Covlngton, of Mary?
land, chairman of the committee on
rules, was recognized to present the- |
committee's ieport. The report, as I
read by Mr. Coving ton, would place !
the nominations for President and
Vice-President on the program of the
convention Immediately after tho re?
port of the committee of credentials
und before the adoption of tho plat?
"This Is contrary to the usual cus?
tom." said Mr. Covlr.gton. "Eut while
the committee on rules was in session
to-day three distinguished members of
the committee on resolutions?Sena?
tor Hayner, Governor Vardaman and !
another distinguished member of the |
committee on resolutions?came into j
our conference. They Informed the
rules committee that thu resolutions
committee, by a vote of 41 to 11, had
determined that the exigencies of the
present Democratic situation made it
wise to huve this convention proceed
to the nominations before tho adop?
tion of the platform In recognition
of the distinguished members of the
resolutions committee the committed
on rules has embodied It In the report
of the rules committee.
"I now move the adoption of that
Hun No Opposition.
The report, much to the surprise of
the convention generally, was adopted
by a viva vote vote, without opposi?
Mr. Covlngton then presented the
majority supplemental report of the
rules committee, making the "unit
rule" a rule of the convention.
As reported, the rule would make a
unit instruction by a State convention
binding on a delegation if a majority
Of the delegation favored any par
tlcular candidate. Representative 1
Henry, of Texas, presented a minority
report which would except from the J
operation of this rule such delegations
as are elected under Statu primary
rules by congressional districts.
After both reports had been pre-,
sorted Chairman Cov>ngton opened the
debute in favor of the majority report.
He argued that as the two-thirds rule
was true- Jeffersonlan Democratic doc- I
trlno. and as without the ur.ll rule
the two-thirds rule would not be prac?
ticable, the convention should maintain
the unit rule, despite the popular pr'- j
nary In congressional districts. Mr.
Covington's argument was greeted by
Representative Henry said that tVe
minority report would In no way In?
terfere with the operation of the unit
rule as It has obtained heretofore.
Whore delegates were elected as here
tolore. by a state convention. Mr. Henry
Vsaid, thi old unit rule would still ob?
tain. But in cases where pr'mary
laws provided for the election of dele?
gates by direct vote, he held, the peo
; pie should be allowed to express their
I preference. Ho cited the primary law
of Illinois and Ohio. The delegations
from both of these States ore in dis?
"Lot this convention make no mls
tako to gratify the whims of any man."
concluded Mr. Henry. "This is no time
for the Democratic party to blunder.
Let us say to the States, "Go on with
i your presidential preference primaries;
j write these primary laws upon the
statute books Of every State." That Is
] the stand we should take for progres
; live prlnciplee."
! John W. Peck, of Ohio, wes given
:. twenty minutes of time to support the
j majority report. Ho 6aid that Ohm
I was tho State most closely affected by
j the rule.
"It Is proposed by ?hlr minority r?
i port," he said, "to take away from
Ohio the risht it has always been ac?
corded to unified action In the national
Wilson nemonMi rillon.
A few moments later Peck referred
to Governor Wilson, of Now Jersey,
and the name started a demonstration.
'"Wils," he said, "fa the position
taken by the groat progressive Gover?
nor of New Jersey?and the storm
The Now Jersey delegation began
the uproar. A dozen pictures of Wil?
son appeared and wore scattered
through the hall. Senator John Sharp
Williams, of Mississippi, who was on
i tho platform, swung his hat above his'
head as he led cheers for Wilson. A
' 1>:? white Texas banner inscribed "10
j tor Wilson" with a iVlhon llthograplt
attached, appeared, and.an attempt
I was made to start a parade tbrougn
the aisles. It dI4 not materialize.
] From the gallery a shower of Wilson
lithographs fell upon the delegates.
I Galleries and lloor Joined in tho choer
Ing, delegates and spectators climbing1
oi chairs, in the centre of tho hull.;
however, the big block Of New York
delegates sat calm and unmoved.
An enormous orange and black ban-1
ner over thirty fee*, long inscribed
?'.Staunton. Va., Woodrow Wilson's
birth place." was curried through the
galleries. A black aid white banner
inscribed: "Give us Wilson and we'll;
glvo you Pennsylvania." appeared over
the Pennsylvania delegation, and It
started another cheer.
"Let tho band play.'' shouted an ex?
cited Jersey delegate, dashing to the
foot of the platform. Tho band did
play, and the cheering increased for a
time. Finally Hit, band swung into
"The Star Baneled Banner," and out:
of the roar emerged a t.iurmur as many
of the delegates stopped to sing. Butj
when the song was over the shoutingi
was resumed and the band played
"Maryland, My Maryland," bringing the'
fcaltimoreans In tho galleries to their
feet with shrill cheers. The Under-:
wood people tried tj appropriate part
' ot the demonstration. They distribute
ed lithographs of Underwood and
I raised a huge manner with the inscrip?
tion: "What is the issue? The larltf.
What is the answer'.' Underwood."
"Dixie," .'rom the baud, added vol
1 ume to the uproar. A Jersey delegate
worked feverishly, but in vain to tear!
from its iron clumps the Jersey stand?
From the galleries the bearers of the
big "Staunton" banner came down to,
the floor. They rurried to the press
stand and endeavored to scale the
platform. One of the hearers gained
[the press stand tramplr.g over tele-1
I gVaph keys and heads of writers, but
' was seized by a newspaper man and
thrown back Into the crowd. A Strug
! gle followed, and for a time a serious
I cilsturbance was threatened.
The delegates again attacked xhei
j stand and were agatn repulsed. The
j uproar on the lloor and In the galler?
ies grew to pandemonium. A crowd
I Jammed the space before the stand as
I the first banner-bearer thrown from
I the press stand, L. B- Russell, tried to
return to the attack. The police and
I the sergeants-at-arms were powerless
( against t?he crowd.
i A squad In the galleries began the
1 monotonous chant of "We want Wil
json." but It wo_2_ lost in the general
j uproar. In vain Chairman Parker
' pounded Iiis desk in an rfffort to quiet
I tho crowd.
The demonstration had been under
? way ^thirty minutes before even a
'semblance of order was restored. It
required much pounding of gravels af
!ter this before the proceedings could
' Officially the demonstration was re?
corded as having lasted thirty-three
Chairman Parker warned the dele
Kates [during future demonstrations
against climbing into the press sec?
tions. He also warned the spectators
j against disorders.
i Mayor Newton P. Baker, of Cleve?
land, Ohio, opposing the unit rule,
declared that he owed nothing to the
State convention; that he was elect
' ed as a district delegates in the pri?
mary, and accredited as a delegate to
the national convention. Ho saw no
'reason why he should bo bound by |
ia resolution in tho State convention.!
.Baker asserted that the unit nute had j
I outlived its usefulness and no long- j
! cr was needed.
j Judge Bd. II. Moore, of Ohio, re
, plied to Baker. He maintained that|
I under the Ohio primary scheme it
?was impossible for the voters to In-I
struct the delegates, and that thej
State convention was the only authorl-I
I ty that had the potver to Instruct. I
I Senator Joim .Sharp Williams, of Mis?
sissippi, then took the platform to
i speak for the minority report.
; Governor Brewer wanted to know
whether Senator Williams, who bad
declared that a delegate should abide
by Instructions given him In a pri?
mary, did not believe that tho voto
of the entire State could not bind the
entire delegation. William: replied
that the state at large should control
Senator Williams Insisted that a
delegate-at-largc from n primary State
:<hould be bound by tho majority fn
tho State and that a district delegato
should bo bound by the. district ma?
jority vote. A State convention could
not claim control over district dele?
gates elected b| the. people.
"If you adopt the majority report
hero to-night," concluded Senator Wil?
liams, "you will do tho most dangerous I
and tho most daninablo thing that It
Is in your power to do on this day of
our Lord. And when you get through
doing it you might r.s well quit your
tnlk about popular government and
referring matters hack to tho people.
As the big clocks at olther end of
tho hall began to point towards 11
Ihe delegates grew restless, and cries
of "Vote, vote." came from all parts
of the floor. The debate continued
until 10:56 p. M.. when the roll was
The whole debate had turned upon
the situation In Ohio, where nine con?
gressional districts instructed their
eighteen delegates for Wilson and the
Democratic State Convention, con?
trolled by the- Harmon forces, adopted
a resolution binding the state dele?
gation to vote as a unit according to
the dictates of the majority of the
delegates. This majority was for
The majority report from the com?
mittee on rules proposed to recognize
tile right of State conventions so to
apply the unit rule.
The minority report, urged by the
Wilson people, proposed to abrogate
Tiie vote was on the substitution of
the minority or pro-Wilson report for
the majority report.
The result of the roll call as an?
nounced showed that the Wilson-Bryan
forces had won the test. The tigIIres
secured by the tally clerks varied
widely on the final result, however.
The vote was announced as ayes,
665 1-2; noes, 195 2-3. This was later
amended to .".63 1-2 ayes. A careful
unoitieial count gave ayes 665 1-2;
noes, 691 1-3.
The Wilson delegates began a dem?
onstration. It was short-lived, and
Chairman Parker, seizing a gavel, put
j the question of adopting the amended
! report. It was adopted by a viva voce
A tired delegate tried to move to
adjourn until to-morrow, but was not
recognized. A partial report on the
credentials committee was presented
by Joseph K. Bell, chairman of that
committee. The report embraced the
Illinois. South Dakota and several
Immediately upon the presentation
of the report Senator Luke Lea, of
Tennessee, announcing that a minority
report which would entail considerable
discussion would be presented, moved
to adjourn until 2 o'clock to-morrow.
A roar of dissent went up from the
floor, and when Chairman Parker put
the motion It was downed In a. chorus
of "hoes." A motion to adjourn until
noon to-morrow was then put thrush
under the gavel, although delegates on
the floor shouted: "Make It 10 o'clock.
Mako It 10 o'clock."
The convention adjourned at 11:59.
COLONEL GOBGAS GKTS MEDAL.
Honored for Bidding Panama of Fevers
aud Tropical Disease.
Xew York. June 26.?The trustees of
the American medicine gold medal
have awaided the medal for 1012 to
Colonel William C. Gorgas. chief of
the United States Army Medical Corps
In the Canal Zone, as "the American
physician who has performed the
most conspicuous and noteworthy ser?
vice in the domain of medicine In the
Tho award is In recognition of the
able manner in which he and his staff
lid the Isthmus of Panama, of the fev?
ers and tropical disease which killedi
so many thousands during the French
company's leaso of the Canal Zone. At
the present time Panama has become a
health resort In the winter season.
TOXO LEADER H.VXGS SELF.
First Case of Kind Recorded by Xew
Xew York, June 26.?The fourth
tragedy in a month nmor.jt the le idors
of the tongs In Xew York's Chinatown
became known to-day when it was an?
nounced through the police that Lee
May. forty-live years old, had com?
mitted suicide during the night by
hanging himself to a. rafter In the
headquarters of the Hip Sings, on Pell
This is the first Chinese suicide by
hanging on record here. As a rule
Chinamen wishing to end their lives
use gas. May tied a piece of packing
cord over the rafter and around his
neck, and then kicked the chair from
beneath his feet.
Baltimore. June 26.?"Some dot?
has stolon my delegate's badge."
walled a grizzled old member
of the Champ Clark delegation from
Missouri, as ho dashed through the
corridors of the Knicrson this morn?
ing. He said he suspected a Tam?
many man, but then these Westerners
blame everything on old Tammany. 1
"Maybe It was a noun' dog who took I
It," sugested uiia of the New York
"No, sah." declarod the Missouri col
onel. "No right proper noun' dog
j would do such a mean trick."
Strange us It may eccoi?for this
city has not had a national political
convention for many years?the na?
tive Dalttmoreans seem to take less
Interest in thu actual sessions of the
I convention than did the citizens of
'?Chicago In their llttio affair. There,
[the streets outside of the Coliseum
[were thronged with people without I
? tickets, simply Interested In the show,
j hoping perhaps to slip In In some way.
11.ere tu?: outside of the convention
I hall was quiet as could be I ma gained
and the strong force of police had
' little to do. In Chicago tile police
closed tho galleries on tho llrst day
I long before the convention opened be
Icause ?l the crowd. Here a man ran
'go out?at some of tho entrances at
least?and get hack again by simply
I showing .'als ticket, although the
(coupon for tho day may have been
jtiikn up when he first went In.
The Importance of the celebrities
i v.-as fairly Indicated by the automo?
biles In which they rode. Thomas F.
Ryan, the Incarnation of the plutocracy
against William J. Bryan railed to the
wild applause of the convention, ar-|
rived l| a limousine of the, latest type. I
which seemed to have escaped the!
spatterlrrS mud of the Baltimore high-'
ways. Tho financier himself looked
[with mild curiosity out on the heaving]
j lines of delegates who struggled to]
get to the doorway of the hall as he j
rode comfortably by. Senator Stone.]
I with a long cigar cler.ched between
I his teeth and displaying a tigiiting a'.-i
I titude. followed soon after. Senator]
Ishlvely, of Indiana, wnose ordinary
demeanor Is ono of great anxiety, |
I clambered out of an ordinary laxicob, 1
j looking as If the weight of tho world
I were on his stooped shoulders. Sen
iotor O'Gormnn appeared In an open
? touring car. Jaunty as a person of his
I helghth and girth can bo. Senator
Bacon, who had stalked like a patri?
arch through tho corridors and streets
as if he had consciously wrapped htm
stlf In the mantle of greatness, re?
garded the crowd with the same friend?
liness of spirit as would Diogenes,
had he been born a few thousand years
later. Mr. Gore. the blind Senator
from Oklahoma. ca/Tie around the out?
skirts of the crowd with his guide,
walking. Georgia delegates rode In
] mud-spattered hacks. Other State
delegations accommodated themselves
[ill taxlcabs. seven to the cab.
For nearl> two hours the bulky llnesl
of people converged upon tho main en
iruncu until a, wild cry went up from
the policemen lor delegates. The dele?
gates duly acclaimed themselves wer
hustled through the doorway and th
convention was on.
Tho Missouri delegation bora down,'
upon tlie convention hall with a be?
draggled ami draped hack at itR head.
It was drawn by two brindlo mules
end carried a hound. Immediately af?
ter came more hounds, afoot. This
display was lost on thy crowd, whlclt
was more concOned with finding tho
entrance to the building than it was
with llio heroic efforts of Stute delega?
tions to attract attention to favorite)
Judge Gagulre, Hilly Humphrey, Sam
Rucker, Thomwell Mullaly and other:
Callfornlans were purCc'pants in a,
tough Joke on Patrick Calhoun. Mul- I
laly rushed up to Calhoun, who was I
standing alone hi the lobby, and said: I
"Mr. Calhoun, Judge Lawler is hero,'
to shake hands with you."
Calhoun turned, flushed and falrljt,
"1 meaa, of course," explained Mul- ;
laly suavely, "former Judge Prunk H? ?
Lawler, of .San Francisco, not W. P? (
the present judge."
And so Calhoun met old Judge Law?
ler, who was on the beuch before tho
graft cases ever were contcrnj?ated.
One delegate, overborne by the ex- :
cltemcnt and libations cf the day, sat
In a corner of the lobby of the Kmer
son Hotel, oblivious of tho crowd
which surged about him. He was fast
settling himself to sleep when a pago
I went by calling with a shrill voice:
"Mr. Peoples, Mr. Peoples." Tho dele
l gate, with one supreme effort, aroused
hlir.?elf and shouted thickly, "Go on
with your peoples, you coward. I'm for.
Bryan first, las and always."
I Then he went to sleep.
A delegate attending his first con?
vention thinks he's an Important per?
sonage. This truism was illustrated
! scores oT times to-day while somo
; two thousand delegates. alternates
land "favored" politicians who held a
ticket marked "Main i-ntrance" be
1 lelged that entrance to the conven?
tion (hail. Tho police arrangements
I was poor, tho door of the main en
I trance was not as large as that of.
the average moving picture theatre,
and a drizzling rain added to the dis?
comfort and indignation of an ob?
streperous throng. Dashing past the
line, which wound Its way arouml
two blocks and was live feet deep,
I a pompous delegate --om Missouri
encountered an unfeeling policeman,
Who commanded, "Oet oehlnd; get in
"What? Do I have to lino up be?
hind this mob? I'm a delegate."
"I don't care tf you're Napoleon.
My orders are to make them got In
line." replied the officer. "I'm not re?
sponsible for these arrangements."
And the delegate, along with scores
of others, walked' sadly back two
blocks, loudly berating Baltimore and
,lhc Democratic party.
PART HE PLAYED
Mexico City, June 26.?General Pas
cual Orozco yesterday sent a lone per?
sonal message to President Madero, of?
fering to surrender unconditionally
and declaro the rebellion tn the north
ended, providing an amnesty be grant?
ed to himself and his subchtefs and
Orozco asked to be Informed what
terms the government was prepared to
ofier In the event of a general amnesty
not being acceptable to lha adminis?
In his message Orozco expressed re?
gret for the part he had taken in the
rebellion, pleaded that he had b ion led
astray by misrepresentations made to
him by the enemies of Madero, and
added that he wag convinced of the
President's patriotism and good faith,
acknowledging that the country at
large favored supporting the consti?
Proclamation of Pardon.
Immediately upon receipt of orozca's
message President Madero convoked a
council of ministers, which lasted most
of the afternoon. Almost Immediately
a proclamation of amnesty will be
promulgated and sent north.
This document 'will cover all who
have fought under Orozco. but it is
not yet decided whether Bmlllano
Tapata, tho Morales chieftain, shall
bo included, tapata Is not regarded
by the government as anything other
than a bandit, me Morenos rebel Is
so weakened that the government
would gain little by compromising
It Is safe to assume that within a
very few days nearly tue wuolo of
Mexico wlil be at
Provide for .Neutral Garrison.
At General Uuerta Federal Head?
quarters, Ortiz. Mexico, Juno 26.?
The request of General Pasqual Orozco.
the rebel chief, that General Huerta
respect Ihe neutrality of a garrison
thut might be left to protect the city
of Chilhuahua If evacuated by the re?
bels, was received here to-day
through the Associated Press. Gen?
eral Uuerta communicated his reply
throug'h tho tsumo channel, as fol?
"1 will give all guarantees to any
forces Orozco may leave to protect
the people of the city of Chllhuahun,
provided those forces havo only tho
nature of police, keeping order and
guarding the prison and penitentiary.''
Pome of the rebels' scouting parties
advanced too closely to Ortiz to-day ,
and were eapllureJ by the Federal
vanguard without firing a shot. Near- j
ly the entire Federal army has crossed
the river at Ortiz, the artillery alone
awaiting tho completion of tho big I
Ortiz bridge. This should bo finished
Replacing; Steel Bridge.
At tho Rebel Front. Baclilmba, Mex?
ico, June 26.?Tho government forces
appoa to be directing lal their ef?
forts to reconstructing tho big Ortiz
brldgo, fifteen miles south. A tem?
porary structure Is being erected to
replace the costly steel arch destroy?
ed by retreating rebels. Federal trains
shuld be running within twonty-four
hours over the new span, and tho
smaller bridges north of Ortls probably
will delay tho advance of the govern?
ment columns only a few hours.
It Is believed the Federals will bo
In position to attack Uachimba not
later than Thursday.
New York, Juno 26?A story o? ho-w
thteo swindlers rescued from the Ti?
tanic and aware that the Federal au?
thorities were on their trail changed
their names and tried to make vic?
tims of wealthy persons with whom
they were saved was ?'sciosed m New?
ark yesterday. Among the Intended
victims o>f the trio was Henry C. E.
iStxingel, ?l fcea manufacturer of
that city, who witn Mrs. Stengel was
taken from the Titanic in a lifeboat.
Mr. Stengel supplied tilt; information
that tlie three, one of whom is under
urrest in Columbus, O., were members
of the isanie gang who duped Wi'.Uam
J. Mason, of Norfolk, V.l., out of $2(1.-)00
through the old wire tapping game In
New York City about ten days ago.
Mr. Stengel said that they tried to
work th0 same scheme on him, but in?
stead of "falling," he declared, he ad?
ministered sound beatings to two of
them in the Seville Hotel in New York.
Tha story came to light following
the appears nee of New York detectives
in Newark yesterday. Mr. Stengol be?
lieves that his knowledge of tho con?
fidence men dates from the tlmo when,
j l?K* rescued passengers of the Titanic,
fwere being- taken aboard th* Carpa
thla. A young woman, who said ts'he
i was Miss F.dith Rosenbaum, of Par
Ro'ckaway, Introduced herself, and Mr.
I Stengel gave her his card. She was
accompanied by t? young man who said
his name was Smith. The latter is
\ said to he under arrest tn Columbus,
j Miss Rosenbaum was seen on the
Carp.ithia making acquaintances with
! many persons, and in most cases sho
j received tfle card of the person she
< talked with. On the second day after
the rtvic.ie Mr. Stengel R.iid he saw a
man looking downcast, i-nd when he
asked him what the tr^-itilo was his
"Mr. Stengel, I have lost everything."
Mr. Stengel was surprised, at the
man call'ng him by name, but did not
give U any further thought. Now the
?Ncwarker believes that the worr.an
gave him his card. Mr. Stengel said
the man told him tha* he was going '.<*?
I.es An gel OS, but he did not know how
he was going to get there, as he had
lost a'.l his money. Mr. Stengel ad?
vised him to ask the White Star Line
to pay his fare. The passenger said
he hadn't thought ???f that, and thanked
Mr. Stengel, who promised to advance
the money if the company refused 't,
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