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EL PASO, TEXAS,
Jnne 28, 1912 16 Pages
Fair tonighf and Saturday.
TWO SECTIONS TODAT. I
Woodrow Wilson, Wife and Daughters, One of Whom
Was Marooned In Mexico When Rebels Cut Railroad
mb mm Bfe.
Kept Delegate's Speculating
During Day as to What
Would Be Outcome.
FOR UICK WORK
Baltimore. Md., June 28. The ballot
of the early morning was taken today
as the starting pojnt for all speculation
about the Democratic convention as to
who would be Its candidate for presi
dent. All eyes were centered on New
York, Illinois and Indiana.
The feeling was general that the
nominee of the convention Is assured
of a practically solid south next No
vember and all energies were being
bent to add to this conceded southern
, strength the additional strength of the
pivotal northern states, notably. Illinois
and Indiana, which would combine
enough electoral votes from the norta
and south to secure a victory.
Messrs. Murphy. Sullivan and Tag
gart. the three leaders of the northern
states, have been in constant consulta
tion and have been working in harmony
as the lines have been formed. They
.. went over the situation today before
the balloting resumed this afternoon.
ment of about one-third of its strength j
iaVOraDie lO WUSOH. -Dill. -lie lcuum-
mating element, of about 66 votes, is
.for anyone who has reasonable assur
ance of carrying New York.
Neir York Is Waiting.
This morning the New York delega
tion had reached this stage: At the
caucus yesterday the delegates agreed
on a complimentary vote for Harmon.
Thev might follow this with a com
plimentary vote for Gaynor, if was
said, and they probably would continue
these complimentary votes until they
could see more definitely their way to
make tie large vote of ,the Kmpire
state most effective. "
A Tammany caucus wat uwu . t
oclock today., and .the Harmon leaders
went into conierence aooui me s&ine
Chairman. .Cllie . James, .this morning
reiterated his view that there would be
no deadlock when the convention met
at 4 oclock and- - that the standard
bearer would be chosen without another
Hll-Iilfc;"1- BTOOIVJ- Alio vaaiu"i .-
JitUe the worse r veTfiTftvsaif
UUOUS QUtieS VI UK lliguu "a vw
was holding out and his sturdy
physique was serving him well in his
efforts to keep the convention moving
steadily forward' airild' the' storms ot
popular demonstration. He felt, how
ever, that most of the pentup energy
of the shouters had found expression
and that from now on the convention
would go steadily at business, with the
prospect of a succession of ballots un
til a decision was reached.
Platform to Come Late.
It was not expected that the platform
would be reached until late this eve
ning, and possibly not until tomorrow,
and the draft might not be ready fel
presentation before that time.
There had been a number of conflict
ing influences operating on .the conven
tion. One was the desire to nominate
a candidate whose. appeal -to ihe people
would be sufficiently strong. The other
was to nominate -one -who -could appeal
to the south and New York, regarded as
the two sections -most -conservative.
While Murphy. Sullivan and Taggart
are voke-feliows-for the- time being, it
is felt that hey are likely to ccme to a
parting of the-ways-very soon. -It was
not improbable, according to the stories
going early in the-day,- that New York
-nouid turn to Clark, while Illinois and
Indiana contingents were more likely
,A.u turn to 'Wilson. There was nothing
definite on these moves, but there were
tendencies along these lines as the day
Bryan Little Discussed.
Mr Bryan as an ultimate candidate
was but little discussed, although some
continue to regard him as a possibility.
This, has developed a singular diver
gence of view between .the two strong
elements, the south and New York. The
south would pVfer Wilson to Bryan,
while New York would prefer Bryan to
"Wilson. . ,
The view held by southern leaders
was that after three campaigns for
Bryan, it was desirable to turn to a
new man. On the other hand, the New
York preference is based on the feeling
that with Bryan they would know what
they were facing, whereas Wilson Is
an untried candidate.
What will become of the other ele
ments in the contest Underwood, Har
mon, Baldwin, Marshall gave ground
for ' a wide range of speculation.
The Underwood forces continued very
aggressive, bound together by strong
sentiment for the conspicuous tariff
leadership of thalr candidate.
Speculation tu to Votes.
The strong Harmon showing made on
the first ballot was a Source of encour
agement to his friends, .but they per
ceive that his main strength was the
90 votes of New York, which were com
plimentary and could not be counted
on as an enduring quantity.
The Baldwin and Marshall votes wert.
umilarlv regarded as complimentary to
favorite sons, but where they would go
in case of a break had not been made
clear although the expectation was
that 'some of the Baldwin votes were
more likely to go to one of the so
called conservative candidates, while
the Wilson men were counting on be
coming the beneficiaries of some of the
Marshall strength. ,...,
In the Clark headquarters this fore
noon exhausted delegates slept in their
clothes, on chairs, on the floor, and on
such beds as were available.
Some Surprise Votes.
It was said that a number of sur
prises were encountered In this morn
ing's Fallot Tennessee had been ex
nected to give 16 votes for Clark. He
got but six. the other IS being equally
divided between Wilson. Harmon and
Underwood. The Tennessee delegation
is uninstructed. .
Equally surprising was the vote in
Ohio where it was understood that 19
lotes would go for Wilson and the
other 9 for Harmon. Instead of this,
Clark received 1. Wilson 10. Harmon
Zo and Bryan 1. one" being absent.
Today the Clark forces said that on
the first ballot this afternoon speaker
Clark would certainly receive "32 addi
tional votes, as follows:
One Underwood Vote from Hawaii,
two Underwood votes fronOIalne, seven
Harmon votes In Michigan, three Har
i ,"n votes in Nebraska, two Underwood
V'tfs in New Jersey, seven and one-half
iot--s in North Carolina, one Underwood
vote from Porto Rico, proba'oly six votes
i Starts From Agua Prieta for
Colonia Morelos and Then
the Border Town.
EXPECTS TO HAVE
A LARGE COMMAND
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, June
28. The federal campaign on . Juarez
began today with the departure from
here of 800 men under Gen. Blanco,
who moved toward Colonia Morelos, a
small town on the border between the
states of Sonora and Chihuahua, where
they will form a junction with the main
column there under CoL Rivera.
Gen. Sanjinez, who Is commander In
chief of the Sonora movement, under
orders from Gen. Huerta. left today for
Fronteras, south of here, to Inspect the
troops under Giuseppe Garibaldi, pro
ceeding then to Colonia Morelos to take
charge of the mobilization there. When
concentrated, the federal force will
number about 2500 men. it is claimed.
Garibaldi will command the advance
guard. Gen. Blanco the rear and Gen.
Sanjinez the main column. The troops
will march close to the border of Ari
zona and New Mexico, reaching the vi
cinity of Juarez within five days, it Is
Probably Trying to Get the
Rebels to Try to Head
At the Rebel Front, Bachlmba, Mex
ico, June 28. Rebel chiefs this morn
ing were mystified at the disappear
ance of the federals from .the railroad
directly in front of Bachlmba. Almost
as far south as the big Ortiz bridge. 15
miles away, scouts reported no federals
In sight. ' Hater they reported locating
the federal army at Ortiz, but they are
still mystified that Gen. Huerta has
not pressed " forward to attack. The
only explanation is that he is waiting
while his flankers attempt to get be
hind Bachlmba, to prevent a retreat to
Tt k heenrnn reDorted here that the
federals are prepared for the rebels if
they should break through and try to
move south; that there are enough
men. along the railroad south of Huerta,
under Blanquet and Aubert to take care
of the rebel army. ". " -
Rebel, scouts reported at noon today"
that federal cavalry and heavy artillery
bringing up the rear were advancing
northward, leaving troop trains at
Ortiz to follow later. Based on this In
formation, a battle is likely to occur
late today or early tomorrow.
Rebel advances returning from near
Ortiz had reported that the federals
had abandoned the work of repairing
the large bridge there, when, as a mat
ter of fact, the structure had been com
pleted the day before, the federals leav
ing but two trains on the south side for
a ruse, while the balance of their trains
were"withdrawn south for water.
Emllio and Raul Madero, with 900
cavalry, are quartered at the Humboldt
ranch, near Meoqui. east of Ortiz, while
a similar number, consisting of Infan- I
try. is holding forth at Santa Cruz de
Rosales, four miles west.
SEND HORSES TO
EL PASO IN BOND
Rebels Demand Horses of
Mines and Ranches and
Four hundred head of horses will be
brought to the United States in bond
Friday afternoon from Mexico by the
Corralitos Mining company on account
of demands made by the rebels for all
horses, arms and ammunition of the
company early in the week. The horses
will be entered at Hachlta, N. M.
Early in the week a band of rebels
rode up- to the Corralitos company's
property at San Pedro and demanded
that the horses be turned over to them.
The owners refused aijd immediately
started the entire herd of horses over
land towards the United States. The
horses will be held in bond in the
United States until after the trouole in
Mexico Is over.
Several head of horses from the Ben
ton ranch west of Palomas will be
brought to the United States In bond,
Friday in order to keep them from be
ing confiscated by- the rebels. The
stock, will be entered at Columbus.
The rebels also a few days, ago made
a demand at the Palomas Land and
Cattle company ranch just south of Co
lumbus. N. M.. for all of their arms and
the American employes of the ranch re
fused to turn them over.
The purpose of the rebels confiscat
ing all of the horses, arms and ammu
nition from the various ranches during
the last few days Is caused by the lack
of ammunition in the rebel ranks and
the fear that the store will fall into the
hands of the federals, who are reported
coming to the state of Chihuahua from
THIRD CAVALRY GOES TO NEW
MEXICO; TWO TROOPS HERE.
The four troops of the Third cav
alry, ordered here for border patrol
duty, after arrival Thursday afternoon,
were distributed at their stations. Two
troops with the major's Headquarters
were sent to Columbus. N. M.. one troop
to Pelea and one troop for the present
at Fort Bliss. The troops arrived on
two special trains from San Antonio
over the G. H. & S. A. and were distrib
uted over the E. P. & S. W. lines.
from Tennessee and one-half Harmon
vote from Utah. They also claimed that
'there was a possibility that -S votes
from Ohio instructed for Harmon might
go to Clark on this ballot.
Clark Men Confer.
A conference was held by the 24
avowed Clark states this afternoon at
3 oclock," attended by one delegate from
each state, at which plans were formu
lated. The Harmon managers expressed
themselves as Jubilant over the pros
pects of -their candidate. Lieut. Gov.
Nichols, of Ohio, Harmon's manager, de
clared that the Ohio governor would
lead all candidates on the fourth ballot.
Sewn iwi i-fm
i1LLlU xtyg 0:i gigiiiig
One Hundred Insurgents
Die With Him in Battle
With Government Troops.
END OF REVOLUTION
LOOMS ON HORIZON
Santiago, Cuba, June 28. Gen. Eva
rlsto Estenoz, the rebel leader, and ,100
insurgents were killed In a battle at
Vega Bellaco, six miles from-MI.cara, in
the vicinity- of Sengo, by joyernment
troops under command of lie itenant de
Laterre yesterday. .The dead Include
probably also Gen. Pedro Ivonet, whose
body, however, has not been found.
Entenoz's body arrived here today.
Great crowds lined the streets as the
body was taken to the military bar
racks, where It win lie exposed to public
view until burial.
Havana, Cuba, June 28. Gen. Monte
aguda, commander in chief of the gov
ernment "forces, telegraphed today that
the death 'o'f Gen. Estenoz, .the rebel
leader, puts an end to the rebellion.
Gen. Monteagudo expresses confidence
that he will have the whole province of
Oriente pacified within two days".
FLY KILLING T0" . .
LAST FOR WEEK
Will-' Start. Saturday Morn
ing and Enrl Folio wing -Friday
Sunday will : start the ffly : swatting
contest for the . championship . of El
Paso and the-El Paso valley.
James L. Marr. .who has hung up a
prize of $25 for the champion-fly swat
ters, has decided that the contest should
extend over, six -days instead of being
confined to the Fourth of July. He has
announced that the 'contest will open
Sunday and will continue until Fri
day evening, when It will close and the
flies counted at the El Paso Herald of
fice and the awards announced in The
The ?25 will be divided into three
prizes with 515 for the first prize, 57.50
for the second and $2.50 for the third.
Mr. Marr expects to -make the fly
killing contest an annual event each
July 4, and says he will offer $50 next
year if the Initial one Is a success.
IN THE THAW CASEi
Attorneys Trying to Avert
Vote of Three to Three
White Plains. N. Y.; June 2S. That
a proposition has been made to the
attorney in the Thaw case by supreme
court justice Keogh looking toward
change in the manner of .conducting
it was apparent yesterday; when the
session was given over entirely to
conferences between the justice. Wil
liam T. Jerome, special counsel for
the state and Clarence J. Shearn,
chief counsel for Thaw. What is con
templated none of the principals would
It seems likely, however, that judge
Keogh wishes to call in alienists of
his own choosing, as it is taken to be
a foregone conclusion that three of the
six alienists' now concerned will say
Thaw is sane and three will say he is
Thaw and his counsel appeared
pleased. Jerome did not.
TAFT MEXICAN POLICY
Zach"Cobb and Congressman Smith Botji Introduce Res
olutions Condemning His Action Cobb Calls the
Clark Deomnstration a Hearst Fake and Says
Wilson Is the Man Cobb Meets Ryan.
BY ZACK LAMAR COBB
, Baltimore. Md"., June "28. I have In
troduced two resolutions of very grea
Importance to our people. -It will be
extremely difficult to obtain action
upon .them,' and those who' are" suffi
ciently interested to do so, should tele
graph to senators Culberson, O'Gor
man and Newlands and llr. Bryan, care
of ' the resolutions committee, - urging
them to support the measures.
The first resolution xs mine. I think
it of vast-importance. .The second was
written by congressman W. It. Smith.
I . introduced it . at his request... Of
course, I endorse it.
C 'bb's ltcsolatlon. -
Resolution- offered by Zach Lamar
Cobb, a delegate from lsl Paso, Texas:
"Resolved, . That the constitutional
rights of American citizens should go
with and protect them throughout the
world, and that every American citi
zen residing or having property in any
foreign country, so long as he observes
and respects the laws of such country,
is entitled to and, must bo given the
full protection of the United States
government, both for himself and his
property, We contrast the weak policy
of the Taft administration in its treat
ment of Americans In Mexico with the
strong stand of Grover Cleveland In
upholding the Monroe doctrine."
Resolution " offered by Zach -Lamar
Cobb, a delegate from Kl Paso, at the
request of congressman W. R. Smith,
"Resolved, That we hold It to be the
fundamental duty of this government
to protect American citizens within its
domain, and to afford them means for
Just redress in case of injury from
every source whatsoever. We denounce
the present Republican administration
for its failure to protect American citi
zens on our border, and for its policy
of sending our citizens to Mexican tri
bunals for the trial of their claims for
damages because of Injuries Inflicted
upon them by Mexican bullets while
they were upon Am rican soil."
We have just, adjourned It is' now
7:30 a. m. after being in session all
night. Some fools- voted against ad
journment. It looks like several bal
lots will be necessary to nominate.
Wilson is the favorite. Clark votes will
break away to Wilson as soon as they
feel justified in leaving.
"Clark Demonstration Fake."
The Clark demonstration last night
was a typical Hearst fake. After sena
tor Reed, -who is a gifted- orator, had
failed "to arouse any enthusiasm, the
fake demonstration -was . pulled off.
Great .crowds marched around
and around' yelling for Clark,
but the marching crowds were
principally' 'Kids and dollar-a-da
men. They marched while delegates
looked on. In striking contrast with it
was the enthusiasm for Wilson. The
WilSbn "spirit Is" everywhere. In -my
opinion Wilson is the only one of the
avowed" candidates that has a chance.
He has at least an even chance. I be
lieve he will' be nominated.
Seen Thomas F. Ryan.
The Clark bubble will give way after
a few ballots.
Yesterday I walked over to the Vir
ginia delegation to get a look at
Thomas F.' Ryan, but I could not recog
nize him. from his pictures, so I' asked
a plain looking man to please show me
that old fellow Ryan. Imagine how
cheapvl felt when he replied that he
was Ryan. Tou would never take hlro
for b multi-millionaire.
THE SBW YORK DELEGATION
GIVES SUPPORT TO HARMON
Baltimore, Md., June 2S. Unanimous
for Harmon." was the chorus the New
York delegates chanted as they hurried
to their seats on the floor of the con
vention hall laot night, after a caucus
The caucus was held before the night
session .of the convention bejran. It
was called at 7:35 and, while the con
vention was noisily considering the
Bryan resolution directed ' against the
SIorgan-Belmont-Ryan delegates, tho
New York delegates fought bitterly
over the presidential question.
Three times while tho caucus was in
progress and the Bryan fisht was en
gaging attention on the floor, national
committeeman Mack hurried, hot and
excited to the room where the New
York members met, to urge them to
hurry to the floor, but the discussion
in the caucus was .too bitter and they
continued to consider their own troubles.
Not until S:40. when the roll call on the
Bryan proposition was ordered, did the
New Yorkers emerge, sweating and
fuming from the caucus conference
CL.ARK STIL LLEADS IN THE VOTING, BUT HE
NEEDS MANY MORE VOTES.
Convention Goes Immediately Into Balloting and Agrees
to Remain at Work Until a Nomination Is Made.
' Delegates Rest But a Short Few Hours After
Their All-Night Session.
The Convention in Detail
Convention called to order at 4 oclock to resume voting upon Democratic
Delegates remained in session all night, listening most of the time to
nominating speeches, and adjourned at 7 oclock. Friday morning for sleep.
Full account of night meeting on pages 4and 5. ,
W. J. Bryan creates a sensation at night meeting by introducing resolu-r
tion to unseat delegates representing "the interests," including Ryan and Bel
mont. Full account on page 4.
First ballot, taken before morning adjournment Friday, results in no nom
ination, but shows Clark leading and Wilson second..
Bryan and senator O'Gorman finish drafting platform, which sub-committee
accepts. Platform now in hands of full committee on resolution. Zack Cobb,
of El Paso, and congressman W. R. Smith, offer section condemning the action
of president Taft in failing to protect Americans in Mexico and on Mexican
New York decides to vote for Harmon on second ballot and Clark on third.
Convention Hall, Baltimore, Md., June 28. There
was no nomination on the second ballot in the Demo
cratic convention, but Clark still led the other candi
dates. ' -
The two leading candidates in -the second ballot
were: Clark 446 1-2; Wilson 339 1-4; as against 440 1-2
for Clark and 324 for Wilsoai on the first ballot.
The convention did not adjourn until 7 oclock this morning, after listening
all night to nominating speeches. It met again this afternoon at 4:12 and pro
ceeded immediately to taking the second ballot, the first one this morning having
resulted in no nominationr thouefe ChamD Clark led. It was agreed that the
convention would remain in continuous
The platform is completed and ready to submit to the nominee, after
which it will be placed before the convention for adoption.
Most .of the state delegations had
taken their places in the convention
hall at 3:-15. The gallery crowds al-
ready extended back to the last tier
and promised to exceed in magnitude
any of the former gatherings. The
prevailing talk from ifta noor mui
cated a prolonged session with little
material change In the early ballots.
Xew York for Clark.
The "New York delegation decided
in caucus just before the convention
met to stick to Judson Harmon on
the second ballot and to vote for
Clark on the third ballot unless un
usual developments arise. As to
Underwood, Kern, and others, future
caucusses were to determine. "We can
caucus any time without leaving our
chairs," said Alton B. Parker, the
Charles F. Murphy announced after
the New York caucus that It was not
definite that New York's 90 votes
should go to Clark on the third bal
lot. "We will vote for Harmon until
the delegation is polled," said Mur
phy. "That may come on the third
ballot It may 'not.'"
"Will Stick for a" Vote. "
Ladars rt presenting al! candidates
for the presidential nominat'ons de
clared bef're the convention was
called to crder that all hed agreed to
remain in session until a nomination
Second Ballot Ordered.
The conventioa was called to order
at 4:12 p. m.. and the second ballot
was ordered at 4:20 p. m. Roll call
showed the following vote:
Alabama, Underwood, 21.
Arizona, Clark, 6.
Arkansas. Clark, 18.
California; Clark, 2.
Colorado, CUrk, 12.
Connecticut. Baldwin, 14.
Delaware. Wilson, 6.
Florida.- Underwood, 12.
PLA TFORM COMPLETED;
READY FOR SUBMISSION
Lays the Binder of Most All Wrongs Upon the Republi
cansCondemns the Aldrieh Plan and Pronounces
for a Tariff for Revenue Only Is a Lengthy
Affair, Though Bryan Boiled It Down.
Baltimore, Md., June 28. The com
mittee on resolutions completed Its
work this afternoon and adjourned to
meet after the nomination of the candi
date for the presidency.
The platform will be first Inspected
and approved by the presidential candi
date and will not be made public un
til presented to the convention.
At 3:15 oclock Mr. Bryan came from
the committee on resolutions and an
nounced that the committee had prac
tically completed its work.
Best Ever Made.
"We will have the document ready
for the convention." be said, "and you
will find one of the best ever made."
Mr. Bryan offered, but subsequently
withdrew, a plank providing for the
setlement of acute disputes with other
nations by negotiations. It directed a
thorough investigation of such contro
versies with a view of arbitration be
fore declaring war. Senators Clarke,
of Arkansas, and Culberson, of Texas,
opposed it on the ground that the ques
tion was fully covered by treaties with
The financial plank requires the dis
tribution of the national treasury funds
among banks, but requires them to
pay interest on such deposits.
It became known that an effort bad
session until a nomination should be made.
Georgia, Underwood, 28.
Idaho, Clark, 8.
Illinois, Clark, 58.
Indiana, Marshall. SO.
Iowa. Clark, 2.
Kansas, Clark, 2e.
Kentucky, Clark, 25.
Louisiana, Clark, 11? Wilson, 9.
Maine. Clark, 1; Wilson. 9; Under
Maryland, Clark, 16.
Massachusetts, Clark, 35. Wilson. L
Michigan. Marshall 1; Harmon 4; WU-.
son 11; Clark 14. -
Minnesota, Wilson, 24-
Mississippi. Underwood. 20
Missouri, Clark, 36.
Montana. Clark, S. x
Nebraska. Harmon, 4 r Clark, 12.
Nevada, Clark;-6. -
New Hampshire. Clark. 7; Wilson. 1.
New Jersey, Wilson. 24; Clark, -2; Sul.
New Mexico. Clark 8.
New York. Harmon 30.
North Carolina, Wilson 161-4; Under
wood 71-4; Harmon 1-2.
North Dakota. Wilson 10.
Ohio, Bryan 1; Clark 2; Wilson 11;
-Oklahoma. Clark 10; Wilson. 10.
Oregon. Wilson 1.
Pennsylvania, Wilson 72; Harmon 3;
Rhode Island, Clark 10.
South Carolina. Wilson 18.
South Dakota. Wilson 10.
Tennessee. Clark 81-2; Wilson 61-2;
Harmon 5 1-2; Underwood S; not vot
Texas, Wilson 40.
Utah. Wilson 61-2; Clark 1-2.
Vermont, Wilson' 8.
Virginia. Wilson 91-2; Clark 1-2;
Washington. Clark 14.
"West Virginia. Clark 16.
Wisconsin. Wilson 19; Clark 7.
Wyoming, Clark 6.
Alaska. Clark 4; Wilson 2.
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been made to frame the platform "so as
to appeal to this - Republican "progres
sives." Platform Very Long.
The situation has led to the making
of an unusually long platform, but Its
length will be found to be due to the
variety of subjects. There has been a
consistent effort to blue pencil un
necessary words. When, for instance.
Samuel Gompers appeared before the
committee In the interest of labor he
was asked by Mr. Bryan, who Is the
dominanting factor In the committee,
whether the Denver labor plank was
"It was." replied Mr. Gompers, "re
affirm It and we will be satisfied."
"Rewrite that plank," ceclared Mr.
Bryan, "but put It in half the words and
make each word bristle."
Republicans Dcelap Trusts.
Giving special prominence to the
tariff, an effort has been made to
demonstrate that the Republican policy
of protection has been responsible in
large degree for the high cost of liv
ing and for the development of trusts
and monopolies, .there will be a posi
tive declaration for revision downward
to the basis of a tariff for revenue only,
with special stress on the word "only."
It is hoped to shape the financial
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