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PAY OF MANY CONFERENCES F?ESULTS IN NO SOLUTION
OF LONG DEADLOCK, AND ALIGNMENT REMAINS UNBROKEN
RYAN IS PLAYING
is Every Act Shows That Nebraskan Is
Willing for Honor to Go to No One Else,
and He Proposes That Dele sates
Shall Come to Him of Necessity.
IS "FOURTH TIME" HOPES ARE FUTILE
AND CONVENTION WILL NOT TAKE HIM
Still Is Anybody's Battle, and Outlook Is as Per?
plexing as It Was When Convention Assembled
Nearly a Week. Ago?Wilson, Clark and Un?
derwood Leaders Still Adamant and Confident
That Their Lines Will Hold Until Nomination
Finally Is Forced?Flood s Boom for Second
Place on Ticket Attracts Attention and He Is
Widely Considered as Available Vice-Presi?
dential 1 imber.
BY ALEXANDER FORWARD.
Baltimore, Md., June 30?Diligent inquiry and close obserV?f
? at ali sources of information at the end of a day devoted ex
sivrlv 10 conferences elicits some exceedingly interesting tacts
r/ardine the fitial result of the Dmocratic National convention.
Here they are: Woodroyv Wilson certainly will be nominated
1 the tWe.ri.tv-bmth ballot. I lie Clark men who iavor him as
conl choice Will flock t?> bis standard at the beginning of to
prrow's balloting A stampede will ensue which will make the
ew iersey' Governor the party's candidate for president, it is
I ,,vcr cxcepl the shouting.
Champ Clark will increase his vote at every turn. He will ex
,sc Bryan and Bryanbm. will drive the Commoner from the con
ition.'end in the revulsion of iecling which follows Clark will be |
tfiidy n..t:r,M?/i. No earthly doubt about it. r ,'
? \otfiiii-'"can'prevsn'i (H< Hi efcl ? - - *N ? 3 ilc
the promise of all the delcgati? its in the convention, and can
without the least trouble. I'll is dead straight dope, directly
in the Underwood headeptartcrs.
The only possible compromise 1- upon Governor boss, 01
lassachusctts'. He will be ace ptable to both wings ot the party,
ie is the original progressive, and was Hie guy who discovered con
ervatisrh. , , .... . . . .
For the fourth time the party.- standard will be placed in th<*
ands of William Jennings Bryan. Alter a few more ballots Mate
fter State will swing into line tor the Commoner, and in .1 minute
evervbodv will be doing it-" excepting the New York delegation
fid' Thomas F. Ryan, oi Virginia, and they would like to. only
.rvan won't let them.
You Pay Your Money and Take Your Choice.
Ti would seem that any one should receive his money's worth
n the ioregoing batch of genuine new-.
No one *in Baltimore to-day connected with the convention
cd to escape the series of conferences. The friends of all candi
ites had general conferences, the leaders had exclusive conferences.
t delegate- had Ion? strings of conferences, and all over the city
ere to be seen delegate:- and visitors conferring with themselves,
lerever two or three were gathered together a conference was
ng on. And nobody has any more idea to-night who will be the
ninee tha nh iad one week ago.
Recover g al least in part from the blow dealt them yester
bv \V Bryan, the leaders for Champ Clark have declared
en war o ? Nebraikan. They are very angry, and they threaten
carry tin iit to the floor of the convention to-morrow. Ex
<es of all s' rts of things are talked of. and out of the mass it
ns there are some things to be produced which are not unlikely
put Bryan on the defensive and keep him so busy offering cx
mations that future dramatic appearances in the convention will
Since his first speech, when he gave the impression cf honesty
of carnc-t desire of the Commonwealth, Bryan's every act has
wn that he is carefully playing for the nomination for himself,
has refused consistently to answer questions as to his attitude ii
s tendered him by the convention. He forced himself to the;
it in the beginning of the proceedings. He made a grandstand
? with his resoiition, hoping that no representative of predatory I
rests would be the nominee, which nobody objected to. lie
it too far in trying to censor Virginia's and New York's roll of
"elegates. and was surprised at the result. He saw that Cla-k was
about to be nominated and delivered hi- phillipic against Tammany
so as to prevent the success of the Misouriari. Hardly any one
doubts that when Wilson's vote reaches formidable proportions,
should it ever do ;''>. Bryan will find some reason for discovering
that the New Jersey < ioverhor is a friend of malefactors of great
ealth, and will go to Clark or somebody else. So in time, he thinks,
convention will go to him.
Nebraskan Is Doomed to Failure.
But he is doomed to failure His nomination is impossible.
|h? temper of the individual delegates would never stand for it.
ny ""'lie who puts him in nomination would stand a better chance
being thrown out of the convention hall than of producing a
From one who was.oh the speaker's stand when the Brvan
od incident took place, there comes an interesting sidelight to
fc now historic occurrence. Mr. Bryan read his resolution with
, utmost confidence and complacence. When Flood, with blazing
' >. appeared to pick up the . hallenge of Bryan, the latter looked
the Virginian with astonishment at his temerity. While the
airrnafi was pounding for order, and Flood was waiting *o be
, Mr. Bryan took trim by the shoulder and made some ^ugges
n concerning a withdrawal of the offending action Flood
Tily shook him off, and refit,..-! to listen to any compromise
,7; i:'?'>?'?? ta--^"'(d and m ed unnerved; he sal down and
sted his lace on his jjandsjhirMood's remarks, his countenance
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0<f Alt W. VXDEnV.'OOD.
TORNADO CIA? \
TOLL OF 500 LIVES:
Sweeps Through Regina. Laying
Large Part of Town
i nRuins. ;
PROPERTY LOSS $10-000 000:
Wire? Are Down, and Full Ex?
tent of Horror 1? Xot ?
Wlnulpeg. Man., .luue 30.?It In cs
tlranted thai "axi people were killed
und property loss of $10,000,000 en?
tailed by 11 tornado which, after a day
of thunderstorms and liish ?lud?, j
Htruck Hest"n. tsaskntrlicvran, at i; P.
51. The local telephone ofBce
wrecked and I? Is feared fifteen ?Irls '
employed there, were Killed.
The telephone exchange building, the
Standard block, the Plrai Baptial
Church uud ?he Dottel tiu II <11 are
nmonif the atructnrea destroyed,. All
wires, cxe.ep? telegraph ?treu, ore
I down, Thl? <me ?Ire is Crowded With
private mmMgca from people who wlati
to send word of their safety to friends
o?d relative?. A special iralu left
Winnipeg shortly after i> o'clock ?Ith
dtctors nnd nurses and telegraph and
The tornado eume from the south
aad first struck the new Parllurueuf
building, Juat completed ut u cost of
52, <IO0,OOO. The building is of steel
an,| concrete, and while It still stands,
Is badly shaken.
The storm then swept northward,!
mowing a path six blocks wide through
tae faVhionahie residence district,
where 300 houses were destroyed and
many peopl* killed. Automobiles tilled
with people wore hurled high in the
air and dropped blocks away.
Ill the business district, warehouse?,
banking Institutions and retail stores
were sent Into heaps of ruins, .tfhtla
the air was rlllod with flying wreck?
age, fllx big grain elevators were' lop
pled over like tenpins, the timbers be?
ing piled In heips on the tracks cf the*
Canudinn Paclf.c. The storm continued
northwest froia Regina through Ceii-t
trnl Saskatchewan. doing great dam
age, but no loss if life I? reported out?
side Of Regina' Heavy losses to bulld
Ilngs arc reported from Apple, forty
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CLARK WILL REMAIN
IN CONTEST TO END
Speaker Makes Another Bitter Reply to Bryan's
Attack?Nebraskan Also Gives Out Statement,
Reiterating Charge That Clark Is Depending
on Support of Interests for Nomination.
Bait.more. Md.. Jure :,rt.?Sunday
brought no cessation of hostilities be?
tween William J. Bryan and Speaker
Champ Clark. Both .save out state?
Mr. Bryan sought to Justify his posi?
tion in opposing the Speaker for the
presidency because of the support
given him by Charles Murphy, and
the other members of the New York
delegation denominated by the Ne- I
braakah as ?'wax figures."
Mr. Clark declared 'false and in
fnmous" Mr Bryan's implied accusa?
tions that the vot? of the Now York'
delegation placed him under obllga-!
t.ons to J. Pierpont Morgan, August j
Bclmont and Thomas F. Ryan.
The Clark statement was in the1
form of a letter to Senator William ?>
Stone, cf Missouri, replying to one]
pledging him continued support and!
urging him to remain a candidate he-1
fore the convention until a nomination
was made. Mr. Clark pledged himself;
to do so. nut said that had It not been
for the fact that a majority vote had
been cast for him on ten successive
ballots he would not encourage any
movement that might tend to create a
In his statement, Mr. Bryan said: ,
' I have received notice by publica
j tion only. The only criticism I have
made against Mr. Clark is not that he
has acted wrongfully, but that he has
! failed to act. I may overestimate tho
importance of the. presidential office,
but r have felt that ^n aspirant for
i that office ought to manage h's own
campaign und not allow people to do
j tilings for him Without his direct and
"The papers announced that Mr.
'Clark was neutral between Mr. Park
I er and myself in the temporary chair
! manahip light, and that he Informed
his supporters to vote as they pleas?
ed. If that contest were purely a
I question between .Indus-- Parker and
myself as individuals, his refusal to
take part would not tiu material, al?
though ho never sent out a piece of
literature or had a speech made In his
behalf that did not represent? him as
' my special champion for fifteen years.
If he distributed an.- literature In
wh'ch he associated his name with
Mr. Parker's I shall b:i glad to with?
draw this statement upon Inspection
j cd the literature.
Kot I'ersnnnl Contest,
"But the contest between Judge
Parker and myself was not a personal
contest, a,,d everybody hut Mr. Clark
knew this, it wits between, progressive
BPENB THE FOURTH A r WKST POINT.
Two tr.-ilns. t?:00 A. M. md 1:30 p. M.. via
boutlivrn ItaliiN.ty. too. round trio.
Democracy, on tho one side, and re?
actionary Democracy Oo the other, and
I contend that In such a contest it
was Mr. Clark's duty to take one side
or the other, if in his judgment there
is any material dlKcren So between tho
two kinds of Democracy, if he Insists
that there is no d'fferonce, he has no
rig-lit to complain of criticism at thu
hands of those who believe that there
;.' i vital difference,
"But the activity of Mr. Clark's
managers is as object'cnable as his
own inactivity. They have been in
constant co-operation with the reac?
tionaries. If Mr. Clark old not author?
ize them to act, he hat, to far as I
know, failed to rebuke them for act?
ing. I take It for granted that he does
not object to the action of his man?
agers In soliciting, or at least In ac?
cepting without protest, the support of
th< ninety wax figures which Mr. Mur?
phy under the unit rule uses to i arry
out the will of the predatory Inter?
'The public is nor much Interested
in Mr. Clark's opinion "t me; ho will
have ample time In which to express
his opinion after the convention.
Whether he is nominated or not; but,
I If I am any judge of the news value
of Items, the people ?ould like to
i know Immediately whother he believes
1 that the Now York delegation. Whit h
I I in completely under the domination
i of Mr. Murphy, nni which contains
; among Its numbers representatives, at
1 torneys or agents, of nearly every
predatory interest that ts oppressing
. the people?whother he considers this
delegation, thus controlled by one
, man. stands in the same position as
: delegates which represent the masses,
nnd whetlvr h<. has any objection to a
i nominotlon made possible only by the
[support Of the New York delegation.
Refused ills Advice,
j 'I have tried to advise Mr. Clark
in his own Interest, as I believe, as
well as In the Interest of the party,
; and it is n source of great disappoints
i ment to me that he should have 11a
. tened to personal enemies of mine
! more than he has to mo. In using tho
: word "disappointment" 1 do not. use It
In a personal sense, for I have no
' desire to Impose my advice upon hlin:
J but I feel that It Is not presumptuous
i for me to assume that 1 om better ac?
AUalhted with teh sentiment of the peo?
ple than those who have had his
car, and 1 ain sure that I speak for
In U'rger number. I dm sure. too. that
;I am ns disinterested as those upon
j Whoso counsel he relies, for I have
Interest In the sVlhject except my
Interest In the principles and policies
wh! h can he advanced through the
i~ (Continued on Third 1'age.)
IN REAL PROBLEMS
Party Leaders Generally Agree That Despite
His Veh ement Denial, Speaker Never Can
Regain Votes He Has Lost and That He
Is Out of Running for Presidency.
- r B
WILSON MAY CLIMB TO A MAJORITY
AND YET FAIL TO BREAK OPPOSITION
If Neither of Two Leaders Wins On Next Two or
Three Ballots i here Will Be 1 urn to Underwood
Who Has Shown Surprising Strength?His Faje
Matter of Much Speculation, But Outside of Dele?
gates \v ho Have Been Voting for Him He Has
Aroused Little Enthusiasm?When These Three
Leaders Have Been Tried to Their Utmost,
Then It Will Come Turn of Some "Dark Horse."
Baltimore. Md., June 30.?Hope of nomination on the twenty
seventh ballot for President was practically abandoned by Demo?
cratic leaders to-night. When the national convention adjourned
for Sunday it was believed that some solution of the long deadlock
would result from conferences between the- champions of the thre^
leading candidates, but it developed that the time had not arrive.]
for the withdrawal of either Speaker Clark. Governor Wilson
Representative Underwood. It was not expected that the first balj
lot to-morrow would difler materially from the twenty-sixth.
Campaign managers possibly might have reached some agH
mem if interest in the deadlock had not heen dwarfed by the pel
sonal controversy developed between William J. Bryan and Speakj
Clark. The visit of Mr. Clark to Baltimore and his arrival too 1^
to attempt vindication of himself ' '"ore the convention overshr
cwed everything eis-e as a. subjec '?yndaj gossip.
Believe Clark Cr *=catn Votes.
Tarty leaders generally tC '*>",- notwithstanding tin
Missourians impassioned de:- imputation that he'
was beholden to Morgan. P .10 1 he would be un?
able to regain the voles 1 St. A\ time many of
them thought that *y.-T Mr. Clark r. liable link?
ing of Bryan and Wil e minds of de!fcfc -ason of
the Xcw jersey cand' mg been the benefit, votes
turned away from > by the Xebraskan'^ pu in?
jured the chance c i's nomination. The situa.
by leaders not associate mthnately in the management
the campaigns seemed to-night to be about as follows:
Clark having failed of nomination for seventeen ballots
receiving a majority vote, probably has reached the crest ot ?
strength. Wilson, although climbing steadily, apparently was bit
! terly opposed by delegates who resented the general impression
that Colonel Bryan had the veto power, although he lacked the
votes necessary to control the nomination. These delegates be?
lieved that the New Jersey Governor would continue to gain, even
ito the point where he had a majority, but that, he could not break
(down the Clark strength, which was said to be determined that
I Bryan should not win (through a combination of any kind. Should
Clark and Wilson fail on the next two or three ballots, it was pre?
dicted that there would be a turn to Representative Underwood,
who had held his normal vote from first to last. Underwood forces
[were watching lor just such a contigency and claimed to be pre
!pared to take full advantage of it. Whether the Alabama candi?
date could win or not was the subject of much speculation, but
?outside of the delegates who had voted for him on twenty-six bal
[lots there did not appear 10 be mud- enthusiasm.
Genuine attempts at compromise are likely to be made if Wil?
son and Underwood should follow Clark upon a high wave of votes
land still fail to get the necessary two-thirds, luti it was not expected
to-night that any of the "dark horse*' candidates will stand much
show until the three leaders in turn have tried and failed.
Many Absurd Rumors Are Current.
Many absurd rumors were current in the hotel lobbies. One.
was that the leaders had agreed upon the abrogation of the two
thirds, rue after thirty ballots had been cast, while ihere was an?
other report that an adjournment would be taken afrer ten addi?
tional ballots, and new delegates selected for another convention
in August. Xone of these rumors was based upon anything more
than idle gossip.
Another report was that tlie Wilson men had made a com?
bination with the Clark forces by which the New Jersey candidate
would disavow Bryan 2nd in return receive the nomination. Still
another was that anti-Bryan force;-, in their indignation against
I Bryan, had entered into a solemn and unbreakable compact not to
! permit the nomination of Wilson under any circumstances
< >n tiie face of the last ballot cast Governor Wilson seemedrfq '?
have a decided advantage over other candidates, bavin" mounted
steadily to 407 votes from vV-4 on the first ballot. Hi- campaign
managers appeared sincere in their predictions that his vote would
grow. Consequently they were doing their utmost to ^teer clear
of the controversy between Clark and Bryan. They *<?id that Wil?
son would not be party to such a quarrel. Some of them felt. how
ex cr. that they had made a mistake last night in consenting to an
(adjournment before midnight, believing that if Clark had gone be?
fore the convention there would have been a wordy due! between
, him and Bryan, which might have further weakened the Mis
The friction between the Clark managers and the Missouri
, delegation was said to have been smoothed over. Senator Stone
land former Governor Francis were opposed to the coming of
Speaker Clark to Baltimore last night, and thev te.-ented the activity
of former Senator Dtlbqis and George Fred William-, of t>Jassa<
ehusctts. Speaker Clarke, it is said, .spent part, of his time in con*,
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