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Report of Credentials Committee is Overthrown on
Floor of Convention and Wilson Delegates From
South Dakota Are Seated?Day's Session Is
Baltimore. June 27.?Tlie Bryan
?Wilson progressives won another vic?
tory in the convention to-day when
the" dclegatea overturned the report
of the credentials committee and seat?
ed ten Wilson delegnts from South Da?
The Wilson supporters claimed that
the vote made the nomination of
Woodrow W ilson a practical certainty.
New York's ninety votes, which yes?
terday went to the Clark-Harmon
combination, were to-day cast in a
block tor the Wilson delegates. The
announcement of New York's vote was
greeted with cheers from the Wilson
Tumult Interrupted the convention
during the debate on the report of
the credentials committee. Involving
the seating of Contesting Clark and
Wilson delegates. The Wilson ad?
herents started the demonstration,
and the Clark, Underwood and other
factions, not to be outdone, at once
took It up. The uproar became gen?
eral, floor and galleries standing on
chairs and yelling madly. Banners of
all sixes a.... hundreds of lithographs
of the various candidates were raised.
The Missouri an? New Jersey stand- j
ards were torn from the clamps and a
disorganized. struggling procession
tilled the aisles of the delegates' sec?
tion. Several women appeared or. the
floor during the demonstration. The
galleries, crowded with partisans, were
fiuleted with lite greatest difficulty. The
demonstration lasted twenty minutes.
Scenes of Animation.
The third day |6f the convention
opened at 12:45 amid scenes of great
animation With the floor and galleries
of the vast hall tilled to their utmost
rapacity. Eager expectancy was mani?
fested on all sides at the near ap?
proach of the struggle for the nomi?
nation. Mrs. Taft, wife of the Pres?
ident, occupied one of the front boxes,
the guest of Mrs. Mack, wifu of the
Democratic national chairman.
Before the convention was called to
order. Senator Luke Leu, of Tennes?
see, leader of the Bryan forces, former
Senator Dubols, Senator Stone and
former Governor David Francis were,
gathrnvi In a group discussing what
Senator Lea termed "the South Dakota
steal," Lea, in no uncertain terms,
took the Clark Missourlans to task
for their attitude toward the South
Dakobi contest, where the Wilson dele?
gates were replaced by Clark men by
the majority report of the credentials
When the group broke up. Senator
Lea hurried to the platform to plan |
the fight on the credentials majority
report. The South Dakota case was
being discussed In every delegation.
The ten Wilson delegates had been
unseatt d by the credentials committee,
and the Clark delegation, substituted
after the national committee had put
its seal Of approval oh the Wilson
The credentials committee based its
action upon the claim that two Clark
tickets on the ground polled more
votes than the Wilson d< legates The
Clark delegation seated by the ore- 1
dentlals committee appeared on the!
South Dakota ballot under the head:
"Wilson-Clark-Bryan Democracy." it
Secured about 400 less voles than the
Wilson ticket. a straight ticket '
headed ?Clark for President.'' poll,.,)
about 2,000 leas votes than cither of
The credentials committee turned
out the W'lson delegates on a narrow
veto. Iiis to and Wilson men on the
committee announcod at once their
Intention to cany the light to the
floor of the convention.
Temporary chairman Parker began
pounding for order at 12:45 P. >|. Flvt
minutes later the delegates were lis?
tening attentively to the opening
prayer of Rabbi A. Outtmachcr.
The prayer rended, the convention
plung.<i into the South Dakota con?
tests. R. s.. Morris-, of Pennsylvania,
submltt'ng the minority report favor?
ing the Wilson (l. legates
Mrs. TVfY AJPnoyed.
A nervous thrn "went through the
crowded armory as an audacious pho?
tographer set ofr a flashlight directly
under the gallery where Mrs. T.ift was
seated. The wife of the President
seemed very much annoyed.
Those In charge of the convention
wrre fearful of anything that might
start a panic and orders against flash?
lights were given to the police,
William A. McCorkle. of West Vir?
ginia, supported the majcrltv report
He argued that the " Wllsbn-Bryah
Clark" ticket had been publicly pledged
to Champ Clark.
Mr. McCorkle concluded with a vic
cious defense of the Clark action in
South Dakota, and Syi itur Luke Lea
yielded to Mi m. Crane, of t.-.m,s. for
the mlnorltv renort
As the debute on tho South Dakota
cases continued It was seen that the
Jin" between the Clark fortes on the
one side and the Bryan-Wilson forces'
or. the other, would he sharply drawn
The vote was Impatiently awaited, and
after the first two speeches, cries or,
?vote, vote,' began to rise from thj
As the debate *-ent on tho delegates
b<came impatient, and the speakers
were frequently Intrruplcd bv shout's'
of "vote, vote!" Much disorder pre-!
veiled when Theodore a. Bell, of Call-'
fornla. took the platform to rlo .? tri.
debate for the majority report. P.eji
chnrped that the second Clark ticket!
had been put In the t:< ! 1 in South Da
kota to divide the Clark vol.. .\ chorus
of "boos" from the Wilson supporters
greeted this statement The New Jer?
sey delegates were immediately In
front of the platform
"Be honest. |:. hones:," they shout-1
cd. "Meat ct. Hearst. Hearst." I
"Over 7,000 votes in Couth Dakotaj
were cast for Champ." ehauted Bell.
"And for Wilson." yelled tho Nee.-j
?lerseyltes, and bedlam broke lose on
the floor. Several jAVilsonltos tried
again to question Boll, finally Brew?
er, of Mississippi,* Remanded:
"Who received the ? majority of the'
Democratic votes In .South Dakota?" |
"Champ Clark," replii i Dell.
"No, Wilson. Wilson. Wilson," shout
'ed the Now Jersey, crown.
Dcmons? rat Ion Starts.
A question hurled at Bell t". ex-Oov
ernor Blanchard. >.f Louisiana, started
Wilson demonstration thai began In]
the galleries. A sv-rlos of Wilson litho?
graphs were hoisted on poles at re-j
gular Intervals among Ho- spectators]
and an orgr.nlzed cheer was begun.
The Chump Clark people did. not
let the Wilson people get away with
all the demonstration They, too,
hrdsted banners, prorl? lmlng "Champ
Clark, our next Preside.-.t."
The L'nderwood people soon put tip
their banners (.nd Joined in the demon?
"What U the issue? The tariff
What Is the answer? t'ndorwood."
This was one of tho Banners fluni; out
l y the Alabama delegation The New|
Jersey delegation held aloft a big "Win
With Wilson" banner. A banner forty]
feet long bearing the name Massachus-l
.its" appeared over the Massachusetts I
<l< legation. I
The Wilson supportera yelled loud-j
ly when a banner Inscribed "New Yora. I
Wilson and Win." appeared from no-!
where in particular. The New York
delegation did not follow the bannet.
Tlie ball became n bedlam of ban
to rs and noise. The Missouri delega?
tion was the first to to'tr Its standard
from the iron clamps. New Jersey
followed and soon th.c two rival
crowds wen- parading through the
aisles, a struggling, sweating mass of
It was 1:50 when the demonstration
I for Wilson, which soon became a Jum
? bio of conflicting demonstrates, start
I Cd, The New York Wilson banner
was carried on to the tioor by a spoc
I IntOl and pushed Into the New York
i delegation. The New York d? legation, j
which had thus far taken no part in|
the demonstration, bore down on the!
standard-bearer and tore the banner
down. It was recovered and carried to'
the New Jersey delegates, who shield?
ed It. Every delegate' en the door ex-,
cept the stolid block In tne New York j
section was standing in his chair!
watching: the swirling crowd In the
aisles, As the big Clark banner pass
< ?! the New Jersey delegation, the
bnarers yelled: "Clark's always been a
The Jcrseyitcs objected, but serious
trouble was averted as the Clark ban?
ner moved on.
* Orders Are Ignored,
Despite the orders of the police and
Pre departments, several flashlights]
were set oft in the crowded and dls-|
orderly auditorium during the demon?
stration. Police attempted to clear
A woman with two Clark litho- |
graphs en a standard was escorted'
aJong in a parade of the Speaker's ad-I
lie rents. I
A Wilson delegate produced a Ions
fishing rod with a portrait of the New!
Jersey Governor at the hook end. and J
waved it far above thj heads of the
Ali mnnti'r of contrivances were
brough.t into play, indicating that the
opposing forces had carefully prepared
for the demonstration* of she day.
The galleries were crowded with
partisans of the candidates, and kept
up their noisy shouting long after the
delegates had taken their .-=onts.
Cl?rk and Wilson managers each
Charged the other with having "pack?
ed" the galleries, h was clearly evi?
dent that the galleries held thousands
beyond their ticketed capacity.
When Dell had concluded the call of
the roll was. begun on a question oi
j substituting the minority, or Wilson
l report, for the majority or Clarke re
j Alabama started off with H votes
aye. and 1fi noes, and the -test vote
was on. Arizona gave f, noes. Arkan?
sas IS, and California 2t'>. Colorado
gave 1 aye and It noes Connecticut
nlso gnve 1 aye and 13 noes.
Delaware's six votes wrre "aye."
Florida divided. '2 r.yes and 10 noes.
Georgia went solidly 2R votes no.
Idaho gave f? ayes.
Illinois brought a cheer when the
delegation gave r.U ts strength to the
Wilson cause with ss ayes.
Indiana divided 11 ayes and 1!* noes.
Iowa a'.-o split. 11 1-2 delegated voting
aye and II l'-2 no.
Ivansa, claimed by the Clark people,
voted solidly for the Wilson report.
Kentucky gave u;! twenty-six solid?
ly to the Clark report.
Louisiana split 13 aye? to T noes;
Maine. II ayes and 1 no; Maryland, I
half it vote aye and 10 1-2 no.
Massariliusctts and Michigan were I
passed on the first call.
Minnesota gave her 21 votes aye. I
Mississippi wem i? Clark solidly.;
j 20 votes no.
I Missouri, Champ Clark's state,
which hn,i ben divided heretofore,
voted solidly 36 "ho."
Montan.i gave S ayes, und then came1
Nebraska. Bryan's State. It gave the'
Wilson report II votes and the Clark!
report 2. Nevada was passed. New
Hampshire split. 0 to 2, In favor of
Wilson New Jersey split, 21 for Wil?
son and 4 against. - ew Mexico gave
7 noes. *
"New York!" called the clerk, and
the convention noise died away.
"Ninety votes aye." called out I
Leadei Murphy, of Tammany Hall.
It was the tit st time the New York!
from the Wilson people.
I They had been claiming since yes
1 torday that sentiment for the New
' Jersey was growing In the New VorU
! North Carolina split, ?0 ayes and t
noes; North Dakota gave 10 ayes, and
then came Ohio, over which the fight
1 on the unit rules was waged last
1 night. Tho Harmon people hud at?
tempted to force the eighteen Wilson
delegates to vole for the Ohio Gover?
nor. They broke away to-day. anil
the- vote In the delegation was -S
for the Clark report, 1*. for iVilSOn. ]
Oklahoma split. 10 and 10. |
Oregon gave 1" ayes: Pennsylvania.
71 ayes and .". noes. Khode Island, 10
noes: South Carolina, is ayes; Tennes?
see, 10 ayes and I I noes.
Texas voted solidly for Wilson as
usual: Utah and Vermont went the
"iime way. *
Virginia, with Thomas P. Ryan in
the delegation, voted solidly for the
Wilson report Washington gave 11
noes; West Virginia sput. It 1-^ ares
and 10 noes. 1-2 not voting. Wis?
consin divided 11* and 1? for Wilson.
Wyoming went 3 to 3.
Alaska spilt. 2 ayes. 4 noes; the
District of Columbia gave all Its six
to Wilson; Hawaii ami the Philippines
ilong likewise. Porto Rico uvpied 1
ayes and 2 noes.
The vote resulted: Yes (for Wil?
son. ?39 1-2; noes for Clark. 4H7: not
voting, Iii 1-2, Including South Dakota,
The South Dakota delegation was
not called, being Involved In the con?
Only case Taken to Ploor.
None of the other contests before
the committee were taken to the j
lloor of the convention, and the re?
port of the credentials committee, as
to all other cases, was accepted. The j
Harrison-Hearst delegates from Illi?
nois abandoned their light. Two;
Clark factions from the District of
Columbia were seated with half vote:
Senator John Sharp Williams, "f !
Mississippi, made a point of order I
against counting the vote of the
Philippines, the Supreme Court of the |
United States having held the Philip- '
pines not to be a part of the United
Chairman Parker held that the Phil?
ippine delegates were excluded. These
delegates wore pledged to Wilson, bui
Hi.- Wilson people said they had no
oilier alternative tha nlo help unsci;
K'xcludlng the Philippines, the vote
'on the WIlson-ClarK contest was:
! Ayes, 633 1-2; noes. 137.
Tho report of tha committee on pcr
' mancnt organization wan then pre?
sented. It nominated Olile James, of
Kentucky, as permanent chairman; IS.
13. Brltton, of North Carolina, ab sec?
retary, and Urey Woodsbn ns asso-,
date secretary. The other offices were j
tilled by the selection of the tempor?
ary officers, I
Senator Bankhead, of Alabama: Rep
[ rcsentatlve Hughes, of New Jersey;
I Kenn tor Pomerene, of Ohio, and Mayor
l-'lt/.gorald. of Boston, were appointed
I a committee to notify James of his
I election, after the report of the com?
mittee had been adopted by a viva
voce vote. I
They escorted ihe hit/ Kontucklan up
the centre aisle, while delegates and]
galleries cheered, and the band plnyea
"My <>i?i Kentucky llome." When Mr.l
James reached the platform. Judge
Parker thanked the convention for its
conduct while he presided, and Intro?
duced "one of the greatest leaders of
American Democracy, oille James."
Mr. James, looming hiuh over the
other men on the platform; began his
Mr. James's speech, bristling with
comments mi President Taft, was list?
ened to by Mrs. Taft with close Inter?
est, ami an occasional smile.
When Mr. Jamefl said: "I believe
Itoo-eveK was light when he said ho
mudc a mlstpke >u recommending Pres?
ident Taft.' Mrs. Taft ?ii<l not smile.
"But," added Mr. James, "I think the
I eopli would make a big mistake if
they io,.k the man wno recommended
Then She Smile*.
Then a broad smile spiend over Mrs.
1 Tuft's face.
! Mr. James's first reference to Mr. i
Bryan brought a great wave of cheer?
ing from the tloor and galleries. There
\\YAt no effort nt a demonstration, how
1 ever. The delegates rose and cheered
the permanent chairman as he con?
"He's a beat. boys. he's a bear."
' yelled one of them amid laughter and
: renewed applause.
Senator La Kollette, the Republican
progressive, arrived In the convention
1 it 11 as Mr. James sat down, and was
escorted to the platform. He had hard?
ly reached there when a motion to re
. . tint:! '? r M. was put and carried.
The delegates were tlted and wlthe.\
II . postpone the nominating speeches
Senator La Kollette, ns the conven?
tion adjourned, declared that he had
merely come to the convention to look
"My intent here la merely that of a
spectator," he said. "I had hoped that
the nominating speeches would bei
made this afternoon, and 1 wished toj
The Two Leading Candidates at Baltimore
Baltimore, Jim?- 2T.?wii< :i William
Jennings Bryan got up to make hi*
speech in opposition t" Judge Barker;
lie was mopping his lace 'with his
hnndkerchtet ami held .. huge fan to
"I knew he wouldn't t across with
the speech," said one of Bryan's
friends. "Ju:-t as soon us I laid my
eyes on that fan. A fan is not a wcap-j
111 of warfare. If a n an :s going to
li'..''iii' a winning fight he can't do It;
with ;?. fan In his hand. There wasn't
a single punch in the entire speech. i
One of the mtinuge!.- ? the Clark
boom sat in the breakfast room at the,
Emerson and watched n Clark parade]
going by, with a band ..; Its head, fol-1
lowed by perspiring enthusiasts who
had evidently worn themselves out in!
the cause. !
"Now. wouldn't it make you mad,"
remarked the manager, "to think that
a lot of men can shout themselves!
hoarse and wear themselves to a friiz-l
zle working for tho nomination of a1
man. while three or foui bosses' are'
sitting In ionic club unaer a cool fan
and beside, a cold bottle absolutely j
dictating who shall l>- nominated In j
There is the greatest confusion here:
over the proper deliver - of mall, tele?
grams und other thing*. The clerk :
and bellboys of the hotels have never
been put to such a strain before and]
have gone completely to piece?. Every?
body is complaining about not receiv?
ing .xpected letters and messages.,
erne delegate from New York was com?
plaining to Senator Haivey T. Ferris.'
of Utlciti that he had Just received
two letters which had reached here;
two days ago, and that both of them
had been opened b} another man. I
"Oh, cheer up," replied Ferris. "I've'
got n pair of trousers floating around'
the hotel somewhere, but I can't Und]
The delegates looked down In alarm',
at the nether extcrmltics of the man
"Oh. I brought tvo pair with me,",
said the Senator.
The crush at the hold desks is soi
great that a person desiring to find
any particular guest stalls out to hunt;
him up rather than to wait to learn the'
room number from the rJerks. The]
result Is that persons are wandering
all over the hotel rapping on this and
that door in senrol .f politicians and
headquarters. Aft. being waked up
three times la^t night, after he had
ge ne to bed. one man who has nothing
tr. do with the convention got up and
pinned the following sign on his door:
"Private mom, Ob rot knock on
this door." .
The supreme moment for the suffrage
cause, as seen thi mgn Democrat lei
eyes, found the women who might be1
1? i ked upon as nrblters sadly lacking
in the convention Representative]
Clayton, who contributed the molten1
flood of oratory that was poured out
upon the sweltering convention at the'
Democratic National Coniinltteetiinn
Wlllnrd Saulaliury, of Delaware.
(Snapped in Bait.moro yesterday.)
midday session, directed attcnllon to
tho" motion by declaring that "every
woman ought to get her old man and
sous to vote the Democratic ticket."
"That." lie added. "Is the kind of
woman's suffrage i believe in."
Perhaps the women who might be
suspected of suffrage sentiments look?
ed on the Alabaman phrasing as some*
v hat uncouth. Perhapj they did not
care much whether they had .1 voice In
Democratic affairs or :,ot. Whatever
State of mind all eyes turned on the
row of Democratic matrons lining the
tail of the guests' platform. They
were discovered complacently munch?
ing sandwisheu, apparently oblivious
of the fact that the banner of the great
cause had been flunr,-?or Haunted?to
Such Is fame! Representative Stan?
ley, a Clark delegate from Kentucky,
was offered a Job undor the Wilson ad
ministration, and the man who made
the generous tender moved on with?
out knowing the identity of the Ken
tucklan. Mr. Stanley was discussing
the ??philosophy" of the political sit?
uation in the hotel lobby. The steel
tiu3t Investigator was so positive In
his statements that a fellow of rustic
appearance; wearing a l.'g Wilson but?
ton, pushed right into the group of
"You arc wrong. Wilson's the man.'"
ht- said. ?'Give us Wilson, and we'll
"He is a tine man.'' said Mr. Stanley,
"Are you a delegate?" asked the
"I happened to get elected." said
"Now, I tell you," continued the rustic
stranger, growing confidential. "You
fellows are for Clark, but if you'll line
up for Wilson you can set a job under
him. Will you help him "
??1 would like a Job with the gov
ernment very much, indeed." slid Mr.
, Stanley, v ith his most courtly Ken?
tucky bow. "I am just a poor ordl
! nary cuss, and <t would certainly be
j a big thing for me If I could land a
I Job under President; Wilson."
"You can do it, you cm fto It," said
I the st.anger. "Nominate* him and yen
lean get it." Then he moud ml
I Mr. Stanley, whose na ma an.l pic?
ture have been in vlS the ivw-papers
1 during the steel tir.ist case, won?
dering if there is a>?y such thing as
Or. Thomas Darlington. formerly
, Health Commissioner of New Y.-ik
City, who now occupies lr?.-? ornamental
position of Grand Sachem of Tamm my.
is much interested In hiving a ,'>u:e
food and drugs and improved quaran?
tine plank In the platform
"It's all right fcr th~ platform to
dlcuss abstract Issues ilk* the initia?
tive and referendum, tariff anil ;h
courts," sa'i he, "but I think tie
I ought to pay a little more attent'on
to matters like the conservation of
j health, which affects every person in
The suffragists who have been es?
signed to labor with the platform
committee will never kn >w what they
missed In escaping, as they did, the
de-Da r.d shaft? of eloquence whieh
"i.ouie" Cuvliller. the ions distance
talker of the New York y,, it.* As?
sembly, was prepared to hurl at them.
Cuvliller got word that the suffra?
gist workers were to hold a long ses?
sion with the committee on resolution*,
lie harbor- a gruiire against the WO-'1
1 men [ballot seekers because of the
m<.- rlless campaign t.hey have waged
against him In his district, so he tsstl >d
forth to do battle UntorSinttety far
! him, Cuvliller found a fine opportun?
ity to take a rap. He awoke, and so:no
I hearties* wretch told him the suffra?
gists had been and gone.
"Olord a nd now leant fay a word." moan
j ed CuviHIer In one arasp. Then he de
; parted seek Iced consolation.
Uncle .losrplius Daniels, of North
Carolina, I- posing' here an a profos?
? s'Onal pessimist. He was llsettsslng
j convention pro.vpects to-day wiin a
: group i f fir I ends when be mods, the
' prediction thit there would be -.,o
! nomination for many billots.
I "Do you really bJ'levj the Ponten
I tion will lae-t over FVHsy?" he was
Solemnly he replied:
j "Well, f hr.ve sent homo for my
! winter clothos."
i Pess'mism could gj no 'arther. fcr
i the proper raiment wa<> linen?and
j mighty little of that.
Collcpre Professors Vnce .loll,
j Mlddletown. Conn., .Tune 27.?Busy
j with examinations. I.otils P. Gillette
? and Lory A. Rowland, two professors
j at Wesleyan University, neglected to
I pay the head tnx of J2 assessed on all
male residents of the State, and now. In
company with a dozen or more other
citizens." face the alternative of serv?
ing a term In tho count;' Jail for their
As Mr. Dooley Sees the Convention
DY KIN LEY PETElt DUNNE.
"Before to-morroah tnorntn,," said
Mr. Dooley, "wo ought to know who us
Dlmmycrats will follow to a sloryous
vlcthry or an ln-gloryous. but more
Be th' time ye
to ye'cr daily
wutruk th' stan?
dard bearer lv th'
parly will be
choose, an' Dim
mycrats in all
parts lv th" conn
thry will know
life they will b*
called upon "to
fr'lnley f. Wunne. dcilnd durln' th'
summer. Th' con
vinllon Is almost over. How do I
kno\v? I've Jur:t had a 'tlllygram rr'm
mc cousin Tim. It's a cipher we Us?
ed up befuro he left. It roads: "In
Hlvln'S name sind mo twinty-tive dol?
lars.' Be that 1 know- that th' states?
men In Baytlrnoro has accomplished
their pathrlotlc labor an' ar-re. about
to return to their hoiucs an' sleep It
"All nayllonal con-vlntlons lasts
about four clays. That auems to be th'
icg'lar time it takes f'i> th' public spir?
ited hotel kct-pers who have secured
Ill's coveted honor f'r th' city lv their
loves to ihrlm th" dlllygates down to
a pint where they ar*rc thryln" to pay
t'; drinks with th' hOTBJ chestnut they'
carry to ward off th' r'i'humatlsm. a
con-vlntion Is called to ordher be th'
chairman, but it 1? arjourned be
dhrowstness an' a longln' f'r home
cookln* an' a feather bed. Whin It
starts ye'd think twud last f river.
There don't seem to be a chanst f'r a
compromise. There ar-re siv candy
dates In th' Held ;?:?' none lv thlm has a
quarther lv enough diliyga,tes to horn
I mynate htm. .-i thousand men ar-rcj
(gathered dctarmincd to die rather thlnj
j breuk anny pledge, bu: th' wan Iheyl
, tcok.beture th' parish priest afthei th'
prim'ries. Ye larn fr'rr. Ilslenln' to
! thlm that not wan lv th" candydates
'cud carry an llliction Mlsthrict between
I Eastpoort an' San Dyegj.
1 "The' chairman lv th" loway dillyga
[ tion Is Inthi.-vicwed. Says he: 'Iowa
I will give twinty-slvcn votes to Whatik
Chark on th' Jlrst ballot an' she will
[give twinty-slvcn votes to Whank
; Chark on th' last ballot. We wud not
dare to so home to th' people In our
j State If we deserted him.' Th" chalr
j man lv th' Mlttchit*n dlllygatlon is
: inther. icwed. fie says: 'Our first
\ choice is Ellnison. our second choice
I is Bllmson. our last choice Is Blimson.
i Wa have no ether .tandydate.'
"Ivty body is havm' a good time.
! Bands ar-re playih,' glee-clubs ar-re
j slngin' cheerful sor.rjs. an' th' dllly?
gates Jlne th' gall'rlos in checrin' Ivry
] thing fr'm 'Dixie, to th' mlntion lv a
; fnv-rlt?* son. Nawthin' Is done f'r two
[days. On th' morn In' lv th' third day
I ye can see that th' cot-beds ar-re bc
1 glnnln' to hurt. Win dillygate com
j plain.*, that ho hasn't slept a wink all j
l night because his bed-follow tur-rned
In with his boots on an' tossed In his
i sleep. Another dillygate has lost his
I watch.? 'I come to this accursed spot
'with thirteen dollars," says a dilly
' sate fr'm Kansas, 'in' I haven't a clnt
'left. How long nr-rc they goln' to!
keep is here? I'm f'r E!lffint?vn. but |
1 If we can't put him acro>?t lot's take!
th' nex' best choice." A glee clubj
i starts to warble an' is pursooed fr'm I
Ith" corrydlors lv th' hotel be mfur
yated frlnds lv th' champeen they're
j slngin' about. Afther a light break
; fast at th' dhrus dire th' dlllygates
j proceed to th' con-vlntlon hall where
? they set 'n gloomy silence. Whin th' (
! hand starts to piay th" chairman bates j
' It down with his gavel.
"if a spectator hollers 'hurrah.' th'
'dlllygates rise us wan man an' demand I
that ttr gairries be cleared. Th' loway
dlllygatlon holds a caucus an' a mint- '
] bcr gets up an' snys: 'Look here, B'll. ?
; ain't *lt obont time we quit this here j
; foolishness an' got down to business? \
I'm f'r "'hank f'rst. last, an' all th* |
I time, but 'tis plain we can't get him ;
over.' 'What's th' throuble?' says th' j
; chairman. -I ain't slept two hours since ;
I I come here." say., th' statesman. 'Wan
i lv you bands Is plavin nil night, th'
fellow In th' sixth cot hut wan fr'm
I me used to be an auctioneer an' he
talks 'n his sleep. I've wore me shirt,
I Inside out alt day, au' I ain't had a I
meal that I'd give to th' poor since 1 1
! come here if i cud cot holt lv a
piece lv homemade huckleberry pie?.'
Here tn poor fellow bursts Into tears. .
" 'I'm with me distinguished frind." j
says another dillygate. 'We don't want I
I to dump ye, Bill, but rather thin go j
on anny longer there ar-re eight 'v us
ready to leap to Bliffinton. Beside?,
he says. -I heered wan lv th' loway i
fellers say Casey was coin' to change !
I thlm befure th' first ballot Is added
up.' he says. 'Is that so?' says th'
I chairman. 'Wei, far be It irum me to
i be th' first to desert our standard, but '
! if Casey lj swltchln' let's bate him to j
Senator Benjamin Tlllinnn, of .South
j Carolina. (Photograph taken yesterday
? in Baltimore.)
It,' he says. An' ho seta down an'
writs a tlllygram; 'Hon'rable Whank
Chark, Oskalooaa, Iowa?Wo have
fought th" good fight. We ar-re beaten,
but not disgraced Though defeated,
your name "will be Ivor gloryous In th"
annals lv American statesmanship. Seo
LRtfllnton at arllest convenience." An*
ho maybe another name |8 added to
th spllndld hall lv our Prlaldtnts
"That night th' convention meets fr
its deliberations. Twlnty-slvcn ora?
tors nomynate an" alcon 1 tiv candy
ilates. Their speeches ar-re long an'
InthrcHtln*. They have been prepared
at gi-reat labor, th' orators walkln' up
an' down their bedroom tiures larnln'
thlm be heart an' now an' thin callln'
over th' bannisters fr their vvivt)* to
j keep th' chllilren quiet. These r.i allonr,
I ar-re typewritten an slnt to th' news
pa-apers, where they ar-re carefully
kept In a large basket f*i 'th' Janitor.
Th* orator can hardly set stIR waltln'
ft th' groat night. He dhreams Iv
the wild outburst lv cheerin that greets
th* mlntlon lv his name, th' h ished an'
expectant, uptur-rned faces ns he bo
glns, th' furloua demonstration whin
he gits through preslntln' th" name Iv
his candydate. He hopes he hasn't
made It so.sthrong that they'll be no
chance Iv th' convention tur-rnln', to
a compromise candydate. An' thin th'
gr-reat night comes. He climbs up th'
steps to th' platform, thrlps over Hi'
< hatrtnan's feet, an' whin he's got on'y
as far as tit' 'pine-Clad hill lv Main.!'
th' convention rises as wan man an'
threatens him with assault an' batthry
If he don't get off. Iv ctWse he won't
Btop. That's wan thing no orator can
do. Anny orator that will urn to b.i> k
off th' platform Iv th' convention be
fure his life is In danger will lave a
gr-reat repytatlon behind him.
"So flu' 11 y he's carrld out be th" polls,
?hrlekln' "Where rolls th' Oregon, a
man who?' an' so forth. An" th- roll
is called, on atther while Hi break that
Ivry man knos wan comln' comes, an"
the convention adjourns. Th' next day
a rtprlslntatlva body iv dillygatcs,
polismen an' bystanders, who havo been
tailed in to make a quorum, jiommv
nates some far-reachln' barytone fr
Vlce-Prisidlnt, th' ticket Ik completed,
an' th' counthry Is saved.
' Ye see, Hinnissy, these gr-reat men.
noble as they ar-re. ar-re but human.
No matther how much they may talk
about it. to nine-tenths |v thlm polly
tlcks Is on'y a side issue A hard bed
is a gr-reat thing to convince a dllly
gate that there Is little to choose be?
tween candydatea. Manny a Prlsldint
and all th" Vice-Prisldlnta has been
r.ommynated he that tired fcciin'."
"Times ain't as they were." said Mr.
Hehnessy. "Where ar-re th" Til Una
an' the" Thuimans an' th' Hendrlckses'.'
1 nlv'er hecrd lv most lv these ? andy
d.ites ontll a few :n tilths ago. 1 don't
know annythlng atiout thlm"
" Ye n know something about thlm
befure long." said Mr. Dooley.
TALK Ell THROWS i P SPONGE.
Camorrl*! Argues f?r Moutb. Thru
sn.n He Wn* Muzzled.
Vlterbo, June 27.?There waa anoth
ii sensation yesterday in tlie trial of
the Camorrlats for bhc murder of Gen
naro Cuoccolo and his wife. About
ten days ago Slgnor Lit y. the counsel
for some of the prisoners, who had
been talking for throe v.eeks. threw up
lua Job because they .,sked him to
wind up Iii.? argument, lie finally waa
prevailed upon to remain and promis?
ed to rlnirh In a week or SO, Kt h.:
been talking ever since. Yesterdaj he
did not appear, and sent a long letter
In which he stated that he did not
propose to be "muzzled." For this
rtason he abandoned the defense of
tlie "innocent Camorrlats." He went on
to say in the letter thit he was con?
vinced that Justice would finally tri?
umph notwithstanding the machlna
llcns of the carabineers, the hlstlllty
of the newspapers and the inaufiicient
protection from the bench.
Judge Blanch I orde.cd the next
cMinseRor to begin hid speech, which
was finished in the evening, The pris?
oners were Jubilant, as they want thi
case to come to an Issue, hut their joy
was shori-ll\ed. as Jud^c. Rianchl ad?
journed the case In order to allow a
lawyer engaged in the Paterno trial
to come to Vlterbo.
EIGHT OFFICIALS < IIUMl.S.
Preparations for Johnson-Flynn Con-,
Fast Las Vegas. N. M.. June 27,?
With the Johnson-Fly mi contest but
a week off prepural.Otis for the right
have been completed. The list of thOSs
who w'll officiate was to-day com?
pleted with tlie naming of Otto FlOtO,
oi Denver, as official timekeeper lor
Flynn, and Attorney, of Chicago, and
'I oui Flanagan, of Toronto, for John?
To-day the roads had titled up and
Johnson went fourteen miles, tlnjshi
Flynn announced that he would not
tram to-morrow, but would take a.
day of rest, after which he would con?
tinue to train until the day of the
ARRANGING AERO RACE,
Ofllelnls Now Urrhllng Night Controls
for Grand circuit Con leaf.
Chicago, III., June 27.?Elimination of
the cities in tlie Central part of the
United States that are seeking to be
made stopping places or night controls
of the 1,800-mile American tlrund Cir?
cuit aero race, which will st.-rt from
Chicago In September, lias been taken
up by the oftl< lals of the Aero Club of
Secretary C. W. French announced
last night that Omaha probably would
be dropped and Lincoln made i he West
em stopping point. There vvas rivalry
between the two cities, but the secre?
tary said Omaha had failed to raiae
110.000, Its proportionate part of Cos
1100,000 nc essary for the race it wag
said that Indianapolis also probably
would he dropped.
4,000 COUPLES MA It HI Mil BY
REV. ALFRED II. BURROUGHS.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.!
Bristol. Vn.. June 27. ? Rev. Alfred
H. Burroughs, o Bristol's Gretna
Green, now in his eightieth year, to?
day celebrated his four thousandth
marriage, most of the couples having
eloped from the Virginias. Comment?
ing on ihi^ record, he said to-night:
"Of this great number. I have heard
of -only .thirty-two applications for
divorce and eleven separations. Mar?
riages of this nature are. n my opin?
ion, happier than those dictated by
WIFE-BEATER TUR A S H LH.
Masked Men. Dressed as Women, Take
1'riitoner From Police.
Beaver, P.c. Juno 27.?Thirty-flv*
masked men, dressed as women, took
J A. Bowman from Policeman Baker,
after tying the officer to a fence, and
escorted Bowman to a park, where they
heat him with a rubber hose. Bowman
had been arrested, charged with wife
beating. After heailng the case a Jus?
tice instructed Officer Baker to take.
Bowman home, and If Mrs. Bowman
agreed to let hot" husband return, to
release him. On tho way tc the Bow?
man home the prisoner was taken bf,
the vigilance committee.