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Ill MAZE OF PLOTS
_(Continued From First Tage.)
will bv a nomination^ and beyond that
there la no Imperative reason to stray.
I have seen u good many uationul i
conventions in my time?Republican.
Democratic. Gold, Silver, Populist, Pro?
hibitionist, Greenback and Social'st? !
but there never was one, since I began
to go to them, whore there was bo
much of that political Ingredient called
Intrigue, hut not deserving the name.
The plotters here have been exceeded
In number only by the counterplotters,
and plotting became such a rage that
not u few of the schelllers themselves
fulled to keep truck of their various
machinations, and were dismayed to
discover themselves entangled In tho ]
shams ol their own niachtavellanisnis.
A good many of them, after taking a
hasty review of the situation, uscer
talned they had been plotting against
Naturally, this perplexed both the
plotters and the plottees, and the situa?
tion at times assented certain phases
of uncertainty that were only relieved J
uy the appearance of a band of full- '?
grown nun carrying a little, shivering
dog with them tnd singing- Mr. Champ
Claek's buttle hymn, while waiting for
the friendly ministrations of the bar
tenders. After one of these cxtllb'
tions the nomination of Clark seemed
eure. Likewise, the Princeton contin?
gent did much to further the cause of
Mr. Wood row Wilson. It Is not ye:
possible to say how many votes were
Secured for each stick of red fire burn?
ed In Baltimore and each sizz-bcom-ah.
but the results must have been satis?
factory, for the red fire continues to
burn and the cheers to slzt-boom, and ]
will continue, undoubtedly, tinlil either ;
Mr. Clark or .-.r. Wilson hear* them? |
meaning the delegates?calling him.
At this writing Mr. Clark has the i
tetter hearing facilities of the two.
His captains, Including the nerveless
htone. the whiskered Pettigrew, the
smiting Dubols. und various others,
a'ded and abetted by th.s Sullivan
Murphy-Taggart triumvirate and by
William Randolph Hearst's unselfish
devotion. <lld some plotting durlnri the
n ght of Wednesday and the daylight
o:_, Thursday that would-win a prize"
uI any Intrigue show, and would get
tl.i nlue ribbon.
These g. ntlemen may have a deep j
and abiding affection for Champ
Clark, and they have. If you let them
tell It. or let time tell It. which tl:r.c.
being a good, womanlike teller, will
do so, or It Is barely possible they
are more conce-ined In Lctlng W ood
row Wilson than in nominating Clark
and have taken Claik t'-r the means
to secure that end.
Far be it from me to intimate wheth?
er love or duty Impels, but It may not
be um'ss to state that no tears will
be shed In New York City below Ful?
ton Street, and especially not along
Bioad and Wall Streets, lower Broad?
way or in the vicinity ot the St'.ck
Exchange If Mr. Wilson Is beaten.
Hun Two Motive*.
This Democratic convention has had
tw-o Impelling motives. One. and the
one that Impelled the Democrats who
thlr.k. with good reason; that u reason?
ably good nomlr.at'ons means *uccess
at the polls next November, has been
to look the various candidates over,
take counsel about them and nominate
the man who it; best qualified to win.
The other Impelling motive, and the
one that has impelled the contingent
that types Big Business and finds Us
prototype In the men who do what
Big Business directs, has been to de?
feat W ilson at all hazards and expense
und to eliminate Bryan. The Demo?
unts who came to Baltimore to nar.-.e
u good man, indifferent to outside and
Inside considerations, are no match
for the Democrats who came directed
exclusively by Inside influences. These
men wanted Harmon, or, f.i'ling him,
wanted Underwood, but they soon
found they could get neither, and they
look up Clark.
Their job has been to keep the Clark
sentiment alive?and there js much
rank-and-f lie sent'ment for Clark ?
and to use the men who sincerely be?
lieve in Clark to aid their own selfish
purposes. The best machine politicians
?n the Democratic party were enlisted
In this cause. They were sure of the
"hound dog'- contingent, for no person
not for Chirk because of his alleged
homely, plain people character:.--!ics,
would sing such slush, and they went
Out for the doubting delegates who
wanted to know why. The combina?
tions were lone ago arranged.
Murphy and Hearst. Joined hands.
SuTlivan and Murphy and Taggart took
their old places together. Senator
Stono and former Senator Petti?
grew began scouting, and when
the Clark movement began to grow
they furnished excellent rccson3 for
Mnchlnr Starts Bcvr.
fter the leaders arrived In Battl
, mo. . and the delegates began arrlv
. ing, ? -e machine started its really ex?
pert work. As had been said, it had
two Jobs to do: de-feat >. llson and eli?
minate Bryan. The tlrst vole against
Bryan Was a warning to thesi lead?
ers that Bryan had a grc^-t deal more
strength than they thought he had.
so. Instead of using the axe, they im?
mediately changed their plan and be?
gan to honeyfuglo Bryan. They de?
cided to give, him everything lie'want?
ed so far as the nonesser.tla'.s were
rrncerned. That -plan explains why
the \ml.t rule was abolU'iied. why
Bryan was allowed to put through his
proposition to make the platform af?
ter the candidate had been named, and
why the vote on the So-ath Dakota
contest came out as It did.
Mr. Taggart and Mr. Sullivan and
Mr. Guffey threw sufficient delegates
to Wilson on that vote Tor the pur?
pose of showing Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Wilson they are entirely unprejudiced
men, of open mind and ruled only by
the rights and equities of each case.
It was good politics, excellent poli?
tics, and the politicians who planned
und put through the scheme were
Btone and Sullivan and Taggart and
Pettigrew, Pettigrew taking a bent
lng In Ills own State on the South
Dakota contest, in order to help along.
They fought Mr. Bryan once. Having
beatc-n him, they preceded to show
him it was nothing personal by giv?
ing lllm About everything else he
This Is the way the lines were laid
when the convention assembled to be?
gin nominating. All the Old Guard,
all of the men who nominated Parker
In' 1004, nil the remnants of the ma?
chine, having no chance of naming
Harmon, turned to Clark. Clark him?
self had secured a big wedge of del?
egates In his own right. The combi?
nation .was a strong one, and It was
never so strong nor so compact as
when the balloting began.
The opposition was scattered. Wil?
son had the most votes, but not so
many as rlnrk. Outside, of Wilson
and Clark, the other aspirants were of
no particular consequence, only to he
considered when, the Clark plan fnll
Ing. It becomes necessary to turn else?
where. At the proper timo In the
convention Murphy will deliver. Tag?
gart will deliver, Sullivan Will de?
liver. Ston* and hin crowd will pro?
duce, and tljen it will be Clark against,
the field, end not much of the field
la frlondly to Wilson. Simmered
clown, the situation In the Democratic
party if. somewhat like tho sltuaton In
tho Ropubltcun party. The machine
was against Roosevelt and nominated
Taft. The machine i.t against Bryan
und may nominate Clark. This leaves
Bryan with the alternative of going
alone, going with Roosevelt, or sup?
porting tho machine-nominee. Of
course, the jnBchlne may not be able
to name Clark, but tho chances are
in Clarit's favor. If Clark is noml
[ nated, there is no dcuht Mr. Bryan
can have any kind <?f a platform he'
desires. Ho will bo Invited to write i
it. to revise it. to dictate it aiia to '
supervise It. lie can put In plans for
anything from a stipulation that Sen- !
ator Vardaman ifiust cut his hair to
u demand for the burning of the cue- j
' torn houses. Nobody will object.
It will be pointed out to Bryan that
he hai bicn fairly ttcalcd. It will
be shown to him that he has been
i allowed to dictate about everything i
tuve the actual nomination He will
be patted on the back as the great?
est Democrat since Jefferson, und he
will be put a peg or two above Jef?
ferson If he thlni.s\U necessary. If,
per chance. It Is not In the cards to
nominate Clark, and there is a dead?
lock and a iongdrawn t'.gnt. the Gay
nor 'folks hope to come In. Hope Is
the prTnclpal Gaynor asset.
Hont of < uudldntes.
Not much attention 'has b?on paid
to the vlce-prealdency. The Mayor of
Baltimore is a candidate. His r.ame la
Preston, and he has a large house and
Is running on a platform of a nightly
reception with a fire brand Of punch
Representative Ridfleld. of Brooklyn.
ha.s announced .himself. HW platform
is a choice set of side-whiskers. Then
there are Representative Sulser, of
New York. Mayor Biker, of Cleveland,
and all th? defeated candidates, for
the presidency, that is. all the can?
didates of the se-'ond-class. including
Marshall, Baldwin, et ail. Mayor Gay
nor'n name has been suggested, and
the name of Senator O'Gorman. of
New York. If Clark i? nominated it is
likely a New York man will be chosen.
If It Is Wilaon. Baktr. of Cleveland. Is
a good guess.
Ani. looking forward a hit. 1t must
?not he forgotten that Colonel Theo?
dore Roosevelt has shout as keen an
interest in this convention as any ntan.
it is unlikely Roosevelt's third party
movement will amount to much !f Wil?
son is nominated here, if Wilson isn't
nominated. Just at a final prophecy?
1t being safe to prophecy a'bout an i
August event?watch for a ticket com- j
posed of Roosevelt and Wilson a
Henry Wade Rogers
Baltimore. Md., June 27.?Henry
Wade Rogers, dean of Yale University
Law School, delivered the speech be?
fore the Democratic National Conven?
tion nominating Governor Simeon E.
Baldwin, of Connecticut, to the presi?
dency. Mr. Rogers said:
"Mr. Chairman and Members of the
'i rise on behalf of my State to urge i
the convention to place In nomination
for the high office of President of the I
United Stales the Democratic Governor
of Connecticut, Simeon U. Ball win. I
"Connecticut, lor the second time in I
its history, is urging upon the national j
convention of the Democratic party |
the nomnation of a Connecticut man
for the presidency. Two sjoie and
four years ago. In 1SCS. Connecticut
proposed the name of the then Demo?
cratic Governor of the Stale, but tho
convention nominated the Governor of
New York, Horatio Seymour, who went
down to defeat in the election Which
ensued. Connecticut now asain asks 1
that in the course of your deliberations :
you weigh well the merits and avail?
ability of the man She advises you to I
nominate. We have organized no bu-|
reaud and we have sent forth no emis?
saries to manufacture sentiment in his i
favor in other States. He himself has ?
entered into no alliances, made no ef- .
fort on his own behalf, but has borne '
himself as did the elder statesmen of j
tlie republic, who thought the office
was neither to be sought nor -tclined.
"Connecticut Is of little territorial j
consequence In the vast empire that j
spans this continent. But small though!
she is. she is larger than little Attica,1
out of which came the great law- j
givers, philosophers, poets and orators
of the ancient world. Her population
la small as well as her territory, but
it exceeds the combined population of j
the five Western States of Idaho. Mon- j
tana, Nevada. Utah and Wyoming.
Connecticut does not cast a large vote '
In the Flectoral College, but as Con- I
nectlcut lias voted so has gone the ;
Union. Never but once since ls?ij lias,
the candidate for the presidency who
haa carried Connecticut fulled to carry
the country. That one exception was
In 1SSS. when that great Democrat.
Grover Cleveland, carried Connecticut'
and lost the presidency. In 1S76J
Hayes lost Connecticut, an 1 another!
great Democrat, Tilden, carried It. j
But that constituted no exception. for|
Ttiden carried the county, and Hayes ;
was never elected President. He was;
simply counted in by the carpetbag.
canvassing boards of Florida, Louis?
iana and South Carolina, who stole the
presidency from Samuel .1. Tilden.
"The experience of sixty years, there?
fore, confronts you. It shows that If'
you can tell what Connecticut thinks
and how Connecticut will vote you can
tell what the country thinks and how I
the country will vote. Connecticut
? wants you to nominate tho man whose
name I propose, and if you nominate
him you will carry Connecticut and
carry the country an 1 win tlie presl
I dency. ' j
"We meet In Baltimore on the Demo?
cratic party's historic ground. Prior'
'to 1841, here was held, with one oxcep- ;
1 tlon, all the national conventions of
our party. Jackson was nominated
here, and here Wo have nominated Van
Bitreh, Polk and Pierce. In recent
years our conventions have been held
elsewhere. But this year we return to
Baltimore and at a time when the con?
vention is master of a supreme oppor- j
tunity. Once again wo will name In
this city tlie next President of the
"The Democrats of the United States,
have tent their representatives to this
convention to nominate as the candi?
date of our party for PresiJent in 1912
[ a man of the highest character, of
brilliant intellect, of Integrity without
a flaw, the firmness of whose ffffre and
the strength of whose purpose cannot
be questioned; one who is experienced
In public affairs and versed in the law
of nations, and who knows the powers,
duties and prerogatives of the State
and national governments.
"Tho Democrats want u? to nominate
a man who knows and will respoct the
limitations which the Constitution im?
poses upon the exercise of arbitrary
power. They want us to nominate a
man who knows the straight and, nar?
row path marked-out by the Constitu?
tion and who will walk therein. They
want us to nominate a man who, will
maintain against all tho world the
stable structure of our government as
established by the fathers. They ^cant
us to nomlnato a man who bellcvtyi in
tho Eup.i tniac.v, oT law. anil In- tflA? in*
He Defies William J. Bryan
COXGKESS3I?X IIA Ii I). FLOOD.
(Continued From First Page.)
ar.1 iuo;t general"? ??n Friday. Roose?
velt undertakes to achieve the presi?
dency by proclaiming h;msclf the ad?
vocate of those policies which he von
the presidency by denouncing.
"The ;>rogrcs--ive spirit that s\vc?pa
th s country now is ealle-l Sy s ime the
principles of the progressives, and by
others the doctrines cf the insurgent:!:
but back yonder when a volco in the
western wilderness cried out for tit dm,
they were called the vagaries of B.ym,
However much we may differ In
national conception on minor ques?
tions, all just men must admU that
tho one living American whose name
will thine in history studded by a
thousand flaming stars along bes^e.
that of Jeffeison and Jackson. Is that
of William Jennings Bryan, of Ne?
Party's I'eiinloo Itecord.
"The Democratic Congress not only
scotched Cannonlsm, but It killed It.
Our Repullcan opponents said we were
unfriendly to the soldiers of th? Union
army, that In our camps the fires
of the Civil War still burned, that If]
given control we would be neither just ,
nor generous to these veteran heroes j
of the C'vil War. But behold the rec?
ord of the Democratic Congress still
"It remained for us to give the most
liberal pensions to these deserving
men in their declining years that their
old age might be made serene and
bright. They charged we would be
unjust to them, now they say we were
too generous. Nearly a half century
after the war had closed it remains
for a Democratic Federal general to
father the bill that did even-handed
Justice to the Federal soldiers. The
war is over and that flag, the bright?
est, dearest colors ever knit together
in a banner of the free, waves about
! a un'ted people, where It is loved by
every heart and would be defended by
I every hand. And i omlng from the
South as I do. I can say that If Abra?
ham Lincoln were alive this night
there Is not a foot of soil under Dixie's
sky upon which he might not pitch his
I tent and pillow his head upon a Con?
federate soldier's knee and sleep in
depcn ier.ce of the Judiciary und who
will resist all measures which would
degrade the Judicial tribunals and im?
pair the confidence and respect of the
people In their courts.
"They want us to nominate a man
who is old-fashioned enough to be?
lieve in the principles' which have
made the L'nlted States great, pros?
perous, and honored, hut who. at the
same time, is progressive enough to
believe In the new methods and po'.l
ci(3 made necessary by the changed
conditions of the country.
"Do you ask me whether my candl
date is a progressive Democrat? My
reply is that he has voted twice for
William .T?nnings Bryan for Presi?
dent; that he favors the election of
United Stales Senators by direct vote
of the people: that he has advocated j
the extension of municipal suffrage to
women, and such progressive legisla?
tion as tho worklngmen's compensa?
"The Democrats of tho United
States want us to nominate a man
who believes that a revision of the
tar'ff downwards is essential?one
who knows that the Payne-Aldrich
lew is not the best, but the worst
tariff law the country ever had; a
masterpiece of injustice, inequality,
and false pretense. Impoverishing the
many to subsidize the few and ln
crcaslng the cost of living beyond the
endurance of the people.
"They want us to nominate a man.
who. while protecting the corporations
in their just r'ghts and legitimate in?
terests, will at the same time exer?
cise all his constlttttlon.il power to
control dangerous combinations of
capital which threaten the prosper?
ity of the American people.
"They want us to nominate a man
who can command public confidence <n
'. his good sense, and in his ability to
deal intelligently with the problems
j of tho government.
"They want us to nominate a man
who can bring the government bnck
to the Ideals of Wnsh'ngton. Jeffer?
son, Jackson and I/ncoln.
"The man who has in full measure
tho splendid qualifications I havei
named is the present Governor of Con?
necticut. No man in tho party is
his superior In conscience or In brain,
or more In sympathy with the just
! aspiration of the people. Nominate,
him, and you cannot be defeated.
Nominate him. and the men of busi?
ness and the sons of toll and tho
whole great Democratic host will
1 make him President. Nominate him,
and your appeal to the Intelligent
judgment of the American people will
r.ot be in vain.
' We present him to you as a great
man, who represents all that Is best
in the intellectual and moral life of
New fngland. and of the country.
Ho comes of puritan stock. In his
veins flows the blood of Roger Sher?
man, a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, as well as a signer of
1 the Constitution of the Unltod States
[Which he. helped to frame
[ "Tho candidate Connecticut pro
[ poses Is one of the eminent jurists of
our day. lie has filled with great dls
1 Unction the olllee of chief justice of
Connecticut. He has won renown at
! tihe <bar and been the prosldcn of
the American Bar Association. II 's
fame Is more than national. It Is
international, and he has been presi?
dent of the International Law Asso?
ciation, and as ouch, has presided In
Europe over that b.ody of eminent In?
ternational lawyers gathered from all
j countries. That he Is a man who :ias teen
I'nterested In the highest thing--, and
eminent in more than one field, you
may know by the fact that he lias
j been president of the American So?
cial Science Association, and of the
American Historical Association. The
I oldest of American universities years
ago conferred upon Iii mils highest
honors and made him a doctor of
jlaws. He is now the Democratic Gov?
ernor of Connecticut, and the only
Democratic Governor our States has
had In twenty years, --c is a great
( scholar, a great lawyer, a great judge,
a great Democrat, and, above all. a
Christian gentleman. His private
character is invulnerable. Nominate
character is unvulnerable. .Nominate
I him, and there can be no ammunition
of calumny that can be exploded.
Nominate him. and no shafts and ar?
rows can be aimed at him. or If there
should be. they will not be able to
pierce his breastplate. Tlicy will all
lie broken and harmless at his feet.
"Do you ask whether our candidate
is too advanced in years to render
valuable public service? We answer
' that men many years his Junior covet
his vigor of body and mind, and that
those who know him have no fear lest
Iiis strength should prove unequal to
the burdens of the presidency. Glad?
stone was made Prime Minister of the
j British empire when he was a dozen
years his senior.
"Do you ask whether he has been
so identified with party factions as to
impair his strengtli and make it dif?
ficult for a united party to support
him? We answer that his position on
the bench withdrew- hint from all fac?
tional differences which In former
years divided the party, and that there
Is no man upon whom all can more
"Not only does tho blood of Roper
Sherman course through his veins, hut
jthe spirit of Roger Sherman animates
him. and he Is tho embodiment of
(that sound practical sense which char
I nrtcrizrd the man from whom he Is
I descended, the great law-giver nnd
I constructor of governments. He Is a
[statesman by Inheritance. His father
? was twice elected Governor of our
.State, and represented Connecticut
j With distinction In the Senate In th-j
days of Webster, Clay and Calhoun.
"Connecticut lias sent us to this con?
vention to say to the representatives
of the Democratic party gathered in
council from all the States and Ter?
ritories of the Cnlon to conserve tho
Interests of the republic. Nomina' o
for President Sirneon K. Baldwin, and
he will lift again the banner of the
Democratic party and carry It forward
to such a victory as our party has not
won In a generation."
Champ Clark Named
by Senator Reed
Baltimore, Md., .Tune 11.?Senator
Reed, of Missouri, presenting Fpeaker
I Champ Clark's name to the conven?
tion for the presidential nomination,
spoke In part as follows:
"We are here, not to nominate a
candidate, but to .select a President.
To-day we s-.all contend., each agnip t
tlie other; to-morrow wo must be
brothers in n bottle for humanity.
"Ours Is a high privilege nnd solemn
duty. It should be met In a spirit
of exalted patriotism. Every consid?
eration must he subordinated to tho
great cause of tho people. We speak
not only for a party, but for a nation,
for mankind an?l for hlftory. YV> are
about to dissolve the partnership be?
tween monopoly ami government
?Sixteen yearn this partnership has
levied tribute under the forms of law
It has taxed the crust upon the lips
of hunger. It lias filched from the
pockets of poverty. Monopoly has
ftnunced the campaigns of Republican
Presidents. It has been rewarded by
Immunity from punishment for viola- I
tlon of the criminal statutes. The I
people turn to the Democratic party ,
??Republican candidates have resort- |
ed to every form of false pretense. |
every trick 01 demagoauory. In order >
to delude the people, one of these can- I
aidates has not hes'tated to attack the 1
courts of law and to assail the fun- j
damentaly of our government.
"We recognize the truth that all
laws and th.- Constitution itself mould |
when necessary be amended to meet
changed conditions but we refuse to
assail the structure of our government
or to incorporate intellectual vagaries
and fantastic experiments into our
"We stand -or government by !aw.
It Is for this very reason we Insist
that the law against illegal combina?
tion must be vigorously enforced. Un?
der Rooseevlt tne trusts flourished us
a green buy tree, under Taft the tree
has grown ami spread Its branches
until their shaJow covers all the land.
Roosevelt's policies in all their fun?
damentals have been perpetuated by
Tatt. If either Is elected these polie'es
"Tha situation is epic. in such a
struggle as lies before us, give me
for a leuder no 'iummor soldier or sun
snltie patriot.' tiive me no political
dlictant:. who conuj into camp when
honors are most irlpe to pluck 1 want
no half-Hedged enan tidier who is only \
oegir.nir.g to acquire a Democratic j
?row. Let me rathor have for gen?
eral him who has suffered tho hard?
ships of the camp, tho toils of the
it.ar.h. the dangers of the lUid, wno
has stood a: the bloody angle, who
has proven his mettle in the baptism
"Let me tell you of such a leader.
He was not born to luxury. He sprung
from that stock which produced the
men who subdued the YVcst. the peo?
ple whose hearts ar,j instinct with pa?
triotic love of country and liberty.
"We hear much to-day of progres?
sives. The term has perhaps aever
been clearly defined. But if you mean
by a progressive one who studies con?
dition.-, and recognizing an evil, brnA'c
ly seeks for and applies a remedy, then
I assort that this man has a record un- |
"He does not cling to a thing sim?
ply because it is hoary with age.
Neither will he embrace one because
it is new. He is conservative enough
to believe that nothing should be de?
stroyed merely because it has lasted
a long time. He is progressive enough
not to reject an idea simply because
It is not covered with the mildew of
"Twenty-four years ago ho placed
upon the statute hooks of his State a
law guarding the secrets of the bal?
"He advocated the direct primary
system twenty yvars ago. and applied
it in his congressional district.
"It 1- thirteen years since he con?
tended for the enactment of the most
rigid corrupt practice act to be found
upon fhe statute books.
"Five years ago he advocated the
initiative and referendum in his own
State. He was not, as some others are,
disturbed lest the people should de?
"As early as lfiSn he declared for the
direct election of Senators. Five times
has he voted for that measure, and
for years in Congress has been its dis?
"During all of his long public service
he has been one of the most valiant
champions of tariff reform.
"I place before you this record, made
! not when lust of office lures, but wrlt
I ten in the story of the years and graven
j upon the public statutes of the country,
and I challenge comparison.
"All his life this man has been a
Democrat. He has not been an occa?
sional Democrat. He does not. belong
to that class of Democrats who steal
out o' nights, sleep in strange political
beds, and then come trailing home
about the time they can smell the
breakfast bacon frying
"He is not a fair-weather soldier,
j He has marched in the procession when
I there was no band to load. lie did not
enlist for one campaign; he volunteered
"Ills popularity Is confined to no sec?
tion. In his campaign he has remained
quietly at his post of duty. He has not
afforded the spectacle of a presidential
candidate clamorously parading tho
country with brass bands and red
lights, soliciting votes.
"Ills campaign has been made by
the people for him. It has been con?
ducted almost without money and
without organization, lie counts in his
column substantially all of the dele?
gates of twonty-two sovereign States.
His popularity has swept across the
sea, and he will be supporte.1 here on
every ballot by substantially all of
the delegates from the territorial and
"He carried his own State by a unan?
imous vote, lie carried every State
touching Its borders. He carried tho
States touching horders with the home
States of his distinguished opponents.
He carried almost solidly that great
domain known as the Middle West.
With two exceptions he swept all the
States west of the Rocky Mountains.
"I have said he carried these
Stntcs: let me rather say. the lovnl
Democracy, the Democracy that has
Inever faltered, that has with un?
wavering allegiance followed the
flag, carried them for him!
"What ere the great Issues upon
Which 'VO must light the buttle of
1413V it It not upon the record rnada
fcy the Di mocratlc House of Repre?
sentatives'." That record is a sto->- of.
achievement, of uromises redeemed,
and pledges kept; of patient, wise,
I "I would not detract a hair's weight
; from the honors due to all Democra?
tic Congressmen. I would not pluck
j a single leaf from the brow of the
present great majority leader. I glvo
i to all due meed of praise. But yet
1 say l'.cre Is the real leaner. Here
is the man who most of all has borne
the burdens and responsibilities,
whose counsel has guided, who point?
ed the way; whose keen Intellect, su?
perb courage and masterly general?
ship have forged the force which ha*
horn driven like a wedge through the
ibody of the Republican party and
split It asunder.
flTlte army of the Democracy is
I forming In battle array. Tho sun of
i hope glorifies the horizon of tho fu
! ture and sheds its splendor upon our
banners. Above us bends the myrlad
hued bow of promise. We have, beeh
I led to ,*fin very gates of success by
a veteran grown gray In the service.
Let him continue to lead, and th'o cel?
estial bow will become an arch of
triumph. Sjenoaih which Democracy
Will march In glorious victory.
"And so I nominate this man. Who
has fought a thousand battles for
Democracy and not one. against l.sr;
who has never lowered his (lag nor
asked for quarter; who has never de?
serted nor taken a. furlough; who
does not know how to quit a friend
or betray a party; whoso back the
enemy has never Veen, but whose
breast Is covered With tbe scars of
many a hard campaign; who leads
to-day, and who should continue to
lead ? the Lion of Domocr?cy, Champ
Clark, of .Missouri."
by Wm. B. Bankhead
Baltimore. June 27.?Democracy's J
real leader and best asset, invulner?
able in his record of long public scr- j
vice. Imperturbable In a:tion and Im?
pregnable In honor and blameless >n i
his private life, was the way In which
Oscar W. Underwood, of Alabama,
was described to the convention by
Wm. B. Bankhead, of Alabama, who
nominated Mr. Underwood for the
After declaring that the Republican
party "had become, in the hours of
tts present degeneracy, the embodi?
ment of complacent incoir.petcncy
ami broken faith," and that, although
it claimed to be the "protector of
labor, the fruits of labor have been
l gathered as divliends by illegal com- l
binatlons In restraint of trade," Mr. ,
Bankhead asserted that the Demo?
cratic party had been acting safely
Then, going on to describe the
qualities needed in a leader who could
carry the Democratic party to suc?
cess ho said It would be logical to
put Mr. Underwood in command of
the forces In that battle where his
brilliant achievements already had
created Democracy's opportunity and
redeemed Democratic pledges. The
chief issue before the country, he
said, was the tariff; and Mr. Under?
wood "has fought, with the foresight
of a patriotic, statesman, and will '
continue to light for a lower cost of
living, for an equal opportunity for ,
all men through the enactment of a >
new and righteous tariff."
The sum total of Republican
achievements since the last election, j
declared Mr. Bankhead. "has been the j
further Impoverishment of the poor, j
plus a placid tariff board whose de-1
liberations give no reasonable promise I
of relief from the present unbearable
burdens." He attacked the Repub?
lican campaign as a "humiliating]
spectacle of a tirade of recriminations,
in which the high ideals of states- I
manship had been thrown to the
One benefit of this, he said, was that
it had brought "tho dawning of that
good day when the people are to re?
store to full power and responsibility
the Democratic party, which has made
it evident that it intends to serve the
real Interests of the people If it can
be given full opportunity to redeem
its solemn pledges.
"The acts of the Democratic party."
he continued, "have appealed to the
Judgment of the country as wi?o, con?
servative, and yet safe and progres?
"Although success, under right con?
ditions. Is within our grasp." he !
warned, "niver has it been more es?
sential than now for US to nominate
our best and strongest man. There is
no safety in picking our nominee in
haphazard fashion from among those
who possess this or that special gift,
unless it has some intimate relation
to the requirements of an exacting
campaign, to the chief Issue .before
the people, ar.d to the duties and needs
of our greatest executive office.
"If any intelligent, loyai Democrat
entertains doubts as to what that
paramount issue Is, that part of tho
?platform Just adepted dealing -with
this question should reso!vo all his
doubts. The Democratic party, true
to Us best traditions ns the servant of
the people, has pledged itself to a re?
vision of the tariff, fair to the manu?
facturer, but fair also to the consum?
er and the public. There are other J
Issues, hut for the time our platform
makes It clear that they are subordi?
"So unjust is the present tariff that
no one. Democrat or Republican, to
dny dares rise up and defend its
further continuance, for It stands for
industrial favoritism and Industrial
bondage, and for a prosperity which
Is artificial and spasmodic, and not
real and enduring."
"What manner of man then,'' he
asked, "shall tills convention raise op
to be Its standard hoarier? He should
have had political training and ex?
perience, for these are almost as es?
sential qualifications in a nominee for
the presidency as are the clinic and
class-room for the physician and sur?
geon. Without any pretentious parade
of the virtues, he should be progres?
sively conservative nnd conservatively
"He must bo well-balanced, thought?
ful, deliberative; an l yet, In ability'
to Inspire enthusiasm ,mong his fel?
lows be a natural leader of men.
While he must he popular, ho must poa- !
tiess that enduring popularity which
has for its sure foundation establish?
ed character and true worth; und he,
must be ready to serve in command or
in the ranks. He must have the capacity
to win great honors for the Demo?
cratic party, nnd so establish It In the
public confidence that the people will
grant to It a long tenure of office."
"His availability as a candidate can?
not be questioned. It is gratifying to
those who know the. generous hearts
of the American people to appreciate
the fact that sectional differences aro
forgotten, and the once-called Mason
and Dlxon's line has long since been
tramped ottt by the footsteps of friend?
ly Intercourse and commercial rela- ]
"Our candidate Is a master of every
detail of tariff legislation, upon which
hang our reasonable hope Of relief I
from Insufferable condition?. Nomi?
nate him, and the platform, instead ol
being so much party declaration, will
become the creed of a waiting people.
Nominate him. because his sterling rep?
utation Is not tlie creation of a day
or night, but tho sure und steady
growth of eighteen years Of splendid
service in Congress, culminating In
conceded party leadership."
"He Is a man who in moral action
Is bound by the Ten Comman lmantsi
In dehnte by dignity and decorum; In
Intercourse by gentleness and candor;
In victory by modesty and magnani?
mity; In action by prudence and
courage; in government by the Con?
stitution and law. Ho can counsel
without haughtiness and reprove with?
out scorn. He fears no man's censure,
but inspires every man's respect."
"Knowing him blameless In his
private life: Invulnerable in his record
of long service. Imperturahle In ac?
tion and impregt^^'.le in honor, Ala?
bama presents for the presidential
nomination the name of Democracy's
real leader and best asset?Oscar W.
Golr Match To-Morrow. ?
Golfers from Hampton will Jourtwy
to Richmond to try conclusions with
the Hermitage champion team to-mor?
row morning at 10 o'clock. The local
team will he composed < f R. II Meade,
captain; Rives Fleming, S, B. Moore,
I W. r. Wood, Frank A. Hoover,
(Continued From First Page.)_
to "withdraw"the-latter part of hla
resolution. ' Now if New York wilt ?
also ask." he proceeded? "No, no,''
yelled tho Now York delegation, and
derisive cries arose throughout tho
hall. "Never." shouted the New York,
ers. "What have you got to do with!
it? Withdraw it yourself."
"I prefer to give New York the op?
portunity," responded Mr. Bryan.
"Since it does not ask. I will yield to
the opposition, reserving the right to)
Former Governor W. A. MacCorkle.
of West Virginia, was recognized.
Governoi William Hodges Mann, ofi
Virginia, alto mounted the stand.
A Senseloim ami Foolish Proposition.
Governor MacCorkle characterized
tho Bryan resolution as a senseless
and foolish proposition.
"I know." h" said "that to-morrow
I shall bo heralded as a friend of tho
interests. But a. man who will not
take his political life in his hands to
save his party when the occasion
arises is not worthy the name of a
Mr. Bryan said Governor MacCorkle)
had made strife and "put his party
success further ort than It was a half!
Everybody knew, he Insisted, that
the party was not lied to the chariot,
wheels of the interests. He concluded
by asking tho convention 10 have tha
courage, the manhood and the states-*
manshlp to vote down the Bryan reso?
Charged with tho duty of defending
Virginia. Mr. Flood again went to tho
speaker's stand. He trembled visibly
with the indignation ho felt, and his
face was pale with emotion. He said
but little, and said that little well,
rising fully to the occasion.
"Uncorrccted," he said, "the state?
ment of Mr. Bryan would leave a
wrong Impression as to Virginia's po?
sition. Wo have not asked him to
"Virginia needs not to ask Mr.
Bryan for anything; she does not begj
his consent to any action.
As Honest as Bryan,
j "Thomas Fortune Kyan was elected
by unanimous vote of a convention of
1,000 Vi: ginla Democrats, who were as
i honest as W. J. Bryan ever was or ever
j lells rent the air, Indicating plainly
I that the convention was with Flood.
Permanet Chairman Oll'c James asked
i the crowd to give the speaker alien
"Mr. Chairman," continued Mr,'
j Flood, up to this time I have be-on per?
fectly slalsfted with the attention I
have received. When the resolution
I was read. 1 came to protest. Mr.
Bryan proposed to withdraw tho of?
fending part it Virginia asked him to.
"But wo have not asked him and never
Will ask him to he allowed to name)
our own delegates. That right is ours.
1 repeat that Virginia accepts the
Insolent challenge made by .he only,
man here who wishes to destroy tho
Domocrtalc party. Let us have a vote*
to set; if this convention will cast a re?
flection on the Democrats of Virginia.'*
Fl-od was wildly cheered. As he de?
scended the platform and walked down,
the aisle, and especially when ho
reached his seat In ihe Virginia dele?
gation, many crowded ahout him to,
shake his hand and to congratulate*,
h'm on his courage in thus daring to>
defy William Jennings Bryan, regarded
always as a dangerous proposition to
any one who attempts It. seeing his
defeat, Bryan withdrew the latter part
of his resolution.
"It was nut necessary," said tho
Commoner, in his final remarks, "for:
the gentleman to eulogize Virginia!
where my father was horn. Four;
years ago the- Democrats of that State,
refused to allow the'r loading men to
go to the national convention without
being tirst Instructed for my th'rel
I Thinks Defense VnUcreminry.
"1 do not think it necessary tu de*
I fend my Democracy, and my reputa?
tion Will not be worth defending when:
it becomes necessary to defend it from
a charge preferred by a fr'end o?
Thomas P. Ryan.
"I now withdraw, tho latter part of
my resolution. 1 do not intend that,
this part of It shall be used by anje
dej,-irate to shield his vote on the first!
"In answer to Governor McCorklo,
who said I have disturbed harmony,
I will use n Bible phrase. 'If thy right
hand offend thee, cut it off.' If this
IIb worth while, tt Is much more so to
cut off Morgan and Ryan and Bel
mont to save the Democratic party."
Lewis Nixon, of New York, said his*
Stalo did not want withdrawal, but
demanded a vote. Mr. Bryan Insisted
on abandoning his proposition. On tho
roll call. Virginia voted 23-1-2 for the
first part of the Bryan resolution and
1-2 vote against. The only opponent
I was Roberl B. Tunstall, of Norfolk.
'Thomas F. Bynn voted "aye."
A majority of the Virginia delegs4
tlon Joined in the Underwood demon?
stration which followed the close ot
the tlrst nominating speech at 10:13
! o'clock to-night.
I Wlluly waving an Underwood ban?
ner, a. H. Williams, of Wythevllle,
I got into the aisle. About him gathervi
George Lindsay, of Norfolk county;
I Clyde W. Saunders, of Richmond; John
W. Price, of Bristol; Peyton F. St.
Clalr, of Giles; John S. White, of Al
bemarle, and R, B. Tunstall, of Nor?
folk. Virginia cheers materially aided
the Underwood noise. Mr. Flood, tha
Virginia leader for the Alabama man,
smiled his approval and shouted and
waved his straw hat.
"Bryan's attack on Mr. Ryan was
an .Infernal outrage." said Richard'
Evelyn ityr.l. the .Woodrow Wilson
l< ader for Virginia. "It was an insult
to the State and to the Democracy
of Virginia. Every man of us resented
It. Wilson people as much as others,
and we would have cast all of our
twenty-four votes in a way to teach,
Mr. Bryan a lesson had he not with*
I drawn his proposition."
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