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Shortly before the session convened
the rumor that Davis, of West Vir
ginia, had been agreed upon by the
leaders for the vice presidency, went
rapidly through the hall and delegates
gathered in groups to discuss the situ
Belabors the Table
It was 5:37 o'clock when the first
sign of opening the session was made.
Chairman Clark belabored his table
with the heavy gavel, but said nothing.
A little later he called the convention
to order and directed the delegates to
take their seats.
T. H. Ball, of Texas, offered a reso
lution limiting the nominating speeches
to ten minutes, leaving the time of the
seconding speeches at five minutes and
limiting the number to three. This was
The- roll of states was then called for
the presentation of candidates for vice
Alabama was called, and Mr. Russell,
of that state, announced that Alabama
would give way to Illinois.
Freeman B. Morris, of that state,
took the platform to name 'James R.
Williams, of Illinois.
Names Williams, of Illinois
Mr. Morris said:
Tho candidate that I name believes that
the present tariff law is unjust taxation
and oppression to those who feed and
clothe the nation and discrimination
agaiisst the man that tills the soil and
the army that wields the hammer. He
should know that any law that favors the
creation and the maintaining and uphold
ing and fostering of monopolies is an edict
against the unwritten law that man is
entitled to the fruits of his labor. He
has declared that criminal trusts and toil
cannot go hand in hand through this land
of ours any move than despotism and
human liberty can unite in the bonds of
peace and concord. The conditions in
Illinois, in my judgment, are not dis
similar to what they were in 1892 when
we gave you the electoral vote. Let New
York join with Illinois. Their interests
are alike and this man can carry Illinois
if New York can be carried. I have the
honor to name on behalf of the United
Democracy of Illinois, James Robert Wil
liams, of Illinois.
Colorado yielded to Washington, and
Frederick C. Robertson, of that state,
spoke for former Senator George Turn
Speaks for Turner
You men in the South have the mem
ories to cement you to the Democratic
party. You men in the East have the
historic action of your leaders. W« men
in the West are building the temple of
Democracy and from the state of Wash
ington we produce the keystone of the
arch, and all of the Western states will
say it is a perfect creation. From across
this great continent extend the hand of
friendship to us and place you on the
ticket as a running mate of the peerless.
matchless citizen of New York, our own ;
splendid f. ;.end and citizen, the first citi
zen of the state of Washington, former
Senator George Turnnr.
,- .-Connecticut yielded to Indiana and
Relegate Spencer, of that state, sec
onded the nomination of Williams of
By this time the report that a tele
gram had been received from Judge
Parker declaring his position on the
money question had become general.
A crowd of delegates hurriedly gather
ed around Sheehan, of New York and
Tilhnan. of South Carolina. Little
conferences began to occur and the
orators did not receive much attention
except from the galleries and the small
fry, who did not know that a probable
sensation was ripening all about them.
Nominates Henry G. Davis
Delaware gave her place in the call
to West Tirgina. and the chair recog
nized John D. Alderson. of that state,
■■who placed in nomination Henry G
Davis, of West Virginia. He said:
I congratulate you, fellow-Democrats,
that your work is so nearly ended, and the
portion of it accomplished has been so
well done. I congratulate you that we
are a happy and reunited family Let
us now finish to completion the good work
already done, let us give to our gallant
and able standard bearer a running mate
who will bring straight strength to the
ticket. \ou want a good candidate. You
want a proper candidate and you want a
strong man. We have such a "man in our
state and my delegation has instructed me
'" present his name to you for your suf
frage. Give us Henry G. Davis as the
running mate with our presidential can
didate and we promise to sweep the Re-
PuMlcanr pK the face of the earth, not
I" 11: 1" \ l Virginia and Maryland, but
m the whole country.
Senator Dubois, of Idaho, seconded
the nomination of Mr. Turner, of
We can carry most of the electoral
votes in the Northwest. We can in Illi
nois or in Indiana. We are not for the
postoftiees. We can do nothing for af
firmative legislation without congressmen
and senators. If it i s an offense that our
••andidate supported William Jennings
Bryan twice. 1 cannot help it. We
otfer no apology. Nobody has to explain.
The entire part of the country where your
electoral vote will come from, if you win
and where your senators now are, and
will be, unite in presenting to this con
vention George Turner, of Washington
Brings Forth Harris
David Overmeyer. of Kansas, placed
former Senator William A. Harris of
that state, in nomination. He said:
Your candidate for president is an East
ern man. Your candidate for vice pres-
Ment ought to be a Western man. The
stat^of Kansas presents to you a man
of high character, who has become dis
tinguished in the councils of the nation
He Is known to the whole country and
respected by the whole country. His ex
perience in the senate would greatly qual
ity him for the high office of vice presi
dent and. if by chance the power of the
president should pass into his hands It
Vi t bf U f0UJ 1(? in ca Pabl<?. Patriotic and
able hands. I have the honor to place in
nomination ex-Senator William A Harris
of Kansas. '
As the unexciting routine of the
nominating and seconding speeches
proceeded the storm that seemed in
evitable was gathering. Leaders hur
ried to and fro with anxious faces, and
the news from Esopus spread rapidly
The floor was filled with delegates'
and in the Parker states men sat with
heads close together in whispered con
sultation. At 7 o'clock there were
signs to the initiated that the session
was going to be dramatic in the ex
treme, but the average* delegate sweat
end smiled and listened to the flow of
favorite son oratory, all unconscious
of the great things that were moving
In the party's heart.
The roll of states proceeded until
Maryland was reached without a re
sponse. For Maryland, John Prentice
Poe seconded the nomination of Davis,
of West Virginia, saying:
The Maryland delegation points with
* pride and satisfaction to West Virginia's
favorite son. the Hon. Henry C Davis,
and pointing to him we say, behold the
man that presents the admirable com
bination in symmetrical power and grace
of all the qualifications needed i n the
Incumbent of this high office. Place him
upon the ticket and, my word for it we
•will have side by side with the electoral
votes of the imperial state the electoral
votes of West Virginia.
Clark, of Montana, for Turner
Senator William A. Clark, of Mon
tana, was the next to speak. He first
GEORGE BRINTON McCLELLAN
Mayor of New York Who Received Three Votes
paid a high tribute to the West, and
then seconded the Turner nomination.
He was listened to with marked at
tention. Senator Clark said:
The great work that was accomplished
here last night and this morning, which
resulted in the selection of a prominent
New Yorker for the highest office in the
gift of the people of this nation, is now
to be supplemented by the selection of a
man for that other position, vice president
of the United States. In view of recent
history, it becomes absolutely necessary
that in the selection of this man the
same earnest care should be manifested,
and we should select a man with all the
qualifications required by a president.
We ask you in behalf of the Democrats
of the West, not to turn your backs upon
us. Let the East with magnanimity
stretch out its hand over the broad prai
ries of the West and say to us, "We rec
ognize you as factors in this great nation
and we leave it to you to select a man
for the position of vice president." We
offer you a man in every way worthy of
your support. With great pleasure and
great enthusiasm in my own heart, I sec
ond the nomtnation of the Hon. George
Turner for the office of vice president.
Nebraska's response was a statement
that she waited with interest the choice
of New York. New York requested to
be passed when called on the roll.
Ohio and Tennessee also passed the
call. H. G. Davis' nomination received
a second from the District of Columbia
At 7 o'clock Senator South, of Ar
kansas, broke in on the roll call with
a motion that, in view of the rumors
that were disturbing the convention, a
recess be taken until S o'clock. His mo
tion did not prevail.
The convention was in such an up
roar because of the Parker telegram
rumors that the latter part of the roll
call for presentation of candidates for
vice president was inaudible. Chair
man Clark directed that the roll be
called for the announcement of the
Senator Culberson, of Texas, secured
recognition. He was visibly excited
when he secured recognition and
mounting his chair, said:
"For reasons which are obvious to
all the delegates here, it seems to me
that we ought not to proceed at this
time to nominate a candidate for vice
president, and I therefore move that
Here cries of "Why," "Why," inter
rupted Senator Culberson.
"I think the delegates understand
what I mean," he proceeded.
Chairman Clark interjected, "Pro
"And I repeat," concluded Senator
Culberson, "that in the present exigen
cies which confront the convention it
ought not proceed to the nomination of
a vice president.
"Right," "Right," greeted this state-
"We want to know before a candi
date for vice president is nominated,
who will be the candidate for presi
He made his motion for a recess un
Takes Recess in Confusion
The din and excitement increased
while the senator was speaking and he
was invited both to "keep on*" and to
"sit down." His motion was put by
The vote was, in the opinion of most
people, lost, but Chairman Clark loudly
banged his desk, declared it carried and
quickly left the platform before the
convention recovered from its amaze
The confusion, great before Culber
son rose, was intensified greatly when
he sat down after intimating that
Judge Parker might possibly vacate
the head of the ticket. The delegates
rushed into conferences. In an in
stant there were fully 20 groups in the
hall, in the center of which were two
or three violently excited and gesticu
lating men who discussed the Parker
telegram vehemently. The police again
and again passed along the aisles en
deavoring to clear them, but the dele
gates refused to move and the excite
ment grew rather than abated. A dense
throng, through which it was impos
sible to pass, gathered in front of the
chairman's desk and strove desperately
to learn the exact import of the mes
sage. Their efforts were unavailing
however. The leaders disappeared and
the session closed with an atmosphere
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, JULY tt, 1904
of tense expectancy as to what would
occur when it reconvened at 8:30.
Evening Session Is Tense
At 9:10 o'clock Chairman Clark
pounded vigorously with his gavel and
asked that the delegates be seated and
the aisles cleared! He did not formal
ly call the convention to order, but as
soon as some degree of quiet had been
restored Gov. Vardaman, of Missis
sippi, addressed the convention on the
mysterious telegram. He said:
I believe that I voice the sentiment of
every member of this convention when I
say that we have not deliberated at. all
since we have been here.
The noise and confusion of the mob and
rabble has characterized every hour of
the sitting of this convention. The time
has come, my countrymen, when you
should think about what you are doing,
when you should weigh carefully and de
liberately the great questions which you
are called upon here to consider. It is not
a question whether this man or that man
or any other man should be nominated for
vice president, but it is a question as to
whether or not you will be able to se
lect a man who will be sufficiently strong
at the polls in November to defeat that
national peril, Theodore Roosevelt. Now
let us get down to business. We have
worn the wire edge off and let us get to
work; let us find out what this iumor
which has seemed to create almost dis
order in this hall is, and let the gentle
man from New York to whom the tele
gram was addressed, if this is a matter
tt3 t } Ms convention should consider that
affects this convention, read it. Let the
truth be known and then let us proceed to
It was decided to await the arrival
of the chairman of the New York dele
Conference Committee Arrives
The conference committee reached
the hall at 9:35, and filed slowly along
the crowded aiste* in the center of the
convention floor. Delegates thronged
about asking "What shall we do?"
"Keep your heads and behave" ro
torted Senator Tillman with emphasis,
and he repeated the injunction at nu
John S. Williams,- Gov. Vardaman,
Senator Tillman and Senator Carmacl;
made their way to the platform with
the mysterious message in their pos
A short conference took place among
the four and then Mr. Williams said: ;;
All of us were very much surprised and
excited this afternoon, to use no , stronger
words, at what purported to .be : copies
of telegrams which had been sent by our
nominee Bto Mr. : Carmack ■ and J others lin ■
this city..-I want to tell you that but one
telegram 7 has - been i received. ■; Mr Car
mack not only received no telegram today '
of the character that was published but
never r received .."a ■:■ telegram -S- from = Mr ■'-
Parker in all his life. And nobody receiv
ed a telegram containing the language in
that infamous volunteer production -^
telegram come from Mr. .;Parker :to
Mr. . Sheehan, ; however, which I shall read:
m a moment, and it is so important that
you should know what =it is, that after : I
have read it I shall hand it to my friend,
the. governor of my state. Mr. VaVdaman '
v«^ioS^l^ ?£*■ over again-:.When'
>ou shall have heard It, you will notice
that there is not in it one word about re
quiring or demanding,^ or I asking, "or * re
questing ithat anything should be placed
.in • the ;< Democratic ■v platform. : You - * will
also note; ,that' If x there . is: an error in it f
at -all it, is. an * error of ■, judgment i pro-:
ceeding - from ia 1^ too ' sensitive spirit of
: honor; a too sensitive idea not to be mis
understood or placed 1- in ia : false <■ or .in a
double position. -I shall now ask Gov
Vardaman to read the telegram to you " '
.:Mr. Williams' i words V were ;heard"; in
j deep ; silence, re He then handed the
l message to , Gov. > Vardaman, f who read
I' the telegram.'•■ •:- : . • -x-f>
i, £ £ iil g! ng' cheer went ; around the
hall, but .it was brief, so : anxious v were
the delegates to } see what would fol
low. Mr. Williams continued: ;>;i;;:^
5. Mr. Chairman: : I think you will bear me
put in what I said. This is the ; first time
in the history of : the United States that a
man already nominated for the greatest
office -on , the ? surface of % this earth--Pa«i
been \so ; supersensitive about J a matter of
, personal , rectitude and ; honor \ as •to send
,a , telegram =" to a■: friend \ asking him to i de
} cline ,-. the f nomination : for 2 him,; -if as he
■ seems to -have .been informed, there sis
something m the platform which is not
in '. accord with his j own : opinion ?-.-. « - ■ ;
•^M^':frien^ s '':'*we Purposely made this ''
platform silent on the question of the
gold standard as we all agreed that^was
not a n issue in this campaign, and we all
agreed ;, furthermore that f nothing ;7 should :
be i placed in i the ; platform which was not I■■
a campaign issue, and the consequence !
was t- that » In £ the a resolutions ? committee
motions were made to 6 table, and those
motion* L were carried, J every resolution 5 on : •
both sides which tended to bring up as
an issue in this campaign the question of
the monetary standard.
Now Judge Parker expresses his opin
ion for fear somebody might think that
you did not know it. There was not in
all this vast assembly one single, solitary
man who did not already know that Judge
Parker was a gold standard man. 1 have
been^<me of the most consistent, per
sistent and perhaps most radical free
silver men in the United States, and I
knew that he was a gold standard man,
and he never made any attempt to con
ceal it from anybody. He had supported
our candidates and had said that although
he did not agree with us upon this plank
he was still a Democrat.
We had, so far as the question of the
monetary standard was concerned in a
campaign, which was so fraught against
imperialism, against executive usurpation,
purposely made a platform, so far as the
monetary standard is concerned upon
which W. J. Bryan could stand, upon
which Grover Cleveland could stand, or
anyone else, who was with us in the pend
ing live, campaign issues could nave stood.
Tillman Speaks Quieting Words
His declaration that Parker's views
were known to every man in the con
vention was received with faint ap
plause. He asked Senator Tillman to
read the message to Judge Parker and
the senator did so. Then Senator Till
I thought it might be said of this man
that he was attempting to enlarge our
platform and to take the liberty to write
Into it something that was not already
in it after we ourselves had completed,
but if you calmly consider what is ac
tually involved in these words, I believe
you will reach the same conclusion that
I have reached, that Judge Parker, pos
sibly under the stress of clamor around
him and in the New York newspapers and
by telegraph, feeling that he must make
his position plain, whether we have or
not, has sent this telegram here; and
give him the benefit tit the doubt, as I
myself would want you to give it to
What is there to alarm anybody? What
is there to create a furore and to get up
a disintegration and a demoralization
which does not exist? The Democrats who
have acted with the lights before them
have spoken. We have our candidate, we
have out platform. He stands where he
stood before; we nominated him and this
has not changed his status one iota. Are
we going to charge our platform?
Mr. Bryan Enters
As Senator Tillman was endeavoring
to answer a question injected into the
discussion by former Senator Petti
grew, of South Dakota, as to whether
Mr. ..Hill had not stated jn committee
that he did not know Judge Parker's
views on the financial question, Mr.
Bryan came into the hall.
Instantly there was an uproar. Calls
of "Bryan!" "Bryan!" went up and the
galleries cheered. Mr. Bryan first went
to his place in the pit, but as the cries
of the Nebraskan's name, coupled with
the words "platform," "platform," con
tinued, -Mr. "Bryan made his way to the
His face was chalk white, as he walk
ed rapidly up the side aisle. His lips
were compressed to a thin line and his
brows drawn straight. He nervously
fanned himself and paid no attention
to the hands that were held out to him
as he passed. When he appeared in the
front of the rostrum his face was pale
and drawn with illness and his voice
was weak and hoarse. He spoke with
great effort, but quietly and with self
As the speaker went on his voice
grew stronger andvcleai-,©* and as he
narrated the story of his efforts to se
cure the -insertion in the platform of a
financial plank, the flush of excitement
covered his face -snd his gestures be
came more frequent and more em
We had a protracted session of the
committee on resolutions. For sixteen
hours we were in session the last time.
When the platform was reported from the
subcommittee it contained the gold
standard plank, of which you know.
Mr. .Bryan again told the story of
what was done in' committee, and went
Senator Tillman has said that we all
know where Mr. Parker stands. That we
all knew in committee. How did we
know? Only by his silence. That was
the only way. Judging by his silence I
believed he was for the gold standard,
and I have insisted for months that he
ought to state his position so that the
American people could sit in Judgment ,
upon it and not come blindfolded into a
convention on this subject.
Now if this convention will adopt a
plank declaring that the gold standard has
been established in this country and is
-accepted, I shall offer.no objection to the
plank except to vote against it. But 1
appeal to you to be candid with the voters
of this country.
If there is any objection to our saying
this plainly why should we say it by in
ference, and if you say that you are
willing to say this in regard to the gold
standard, because it is settled, then I in
sist that having entered upon the money
question, you shall tell us in your plat
form, whether the party favors the melt
ing up of the dollars, the asset currency,
the branch bank and the national bank
currency, or not.
Parker's Views Important
And if the convention does not want to
do this, if it wants simply to send this
telegram, then I insist that if we are go
ing to tell Mr. Parker that his views are
unimportant on this question, because It
is not an issue, will you not tell him that
his views are important on these other
phases of the financial question, which are
before the country.
I am sorry this contention ever rose.
I acted as I did in the committee on
resolutions because I wanted harmony. I
think a man should express his opinion
before the convention adjourns. I think it
would have been better to express his
opinion before the convention met. It is
a manly thing to express his opinion be
fore the delegates act on his nomination,
but it would have been a manlier thing to
express his opinion before the voters of
this country went to their- primaries and
their conventions sent delegates here. It
is the judge's fault that he did not speak
sooner, not our fault.
I shall oppose this telegram, or rather
that* the matter be acted on. I will pro
pose some amendment and then, if the
motion to send the telegram is defeated,
you can propose your gold standard plank
and let your convention vote upon it.
Mr. Bryan's amendment questioned
Judge Parker in his views on asset
currency and silver.
His declaration that the sending
of the telegram to Judge Parker was
a declaration of the gold standard side,
and his statement that if the Democracy
was to adopt such a view it should be
honest and say so frankly, was greeted
with a shriek of applause from the
galleries, and one man with a strong
voice yelled, "That's right."
Ex-Senator Pettigrew interrupted to
know if the Parker telegram did not
declare that the gold standard was
firmly and irrevocably fixed, and was
informed that he was correct. Loud
applause greeted Mr. Bryan's remark
that it was a manly thing in Judge
Parker to express his opinions before
the convention adjourned, but would
have been a manlier thing had he
spoken before the convention met, was
He announced that he would pro
pose an amendment to the message,
and took his seat amid loud cries of
Chairman Daniel Replies
:">'; Senator ;. John W. Daniel, chairman
of .4 the * committee jon 'a resolutions, was
recognized Ito s reply to Mr. Bryan. ?:,;^
? Whatever may., be said about I the i; cir
; lances i- which < now surround 3 us, no:
one - can ■ read : the i manly, ; open : and p plain
words of the broad-minded jurist without
perceiving- and ; recognizing that they came
from the hands j and were , inspired \by the
heart of a man ■*"$"? wishes to act in the
open and '' " id not be tempted by
the higJilfeiMHMßßMk6 sift of the Ameri
canip^y y... n ,. ■;.:&-. any other than an i
horn" 4- - . aightforward support,
->- <\:l dome I people may think
New Yorker Who With Sheehan and Hill Upheld Judge Parker in
of Judge Parker, I think that he is a foot
taller today than he was on yesterday
when we nominated him, and that the
whole American people will say of him,
"Behold a man worthy to bear the stand
ard of the brave and intrepid Democracy
of the land."
Gentlemen, our platform has been made
up. I think, the Democratic party is tired
of and has suffered from tod much plat
form. It seems to me that it is the ap
propriate and becoming thing for those
Democrats who earnestly desire that a>
Democrat go to the White house to re
spond to our noble and our chosen chief
sufficiently to show that we understand
this money question better than he does
and are ready with him in our lead to
fill the ranks and to send a Democratic
administration to the city of Washington.
Weaver Enters the Debate
J. B. Weaver, of lowa, who twelve
years ago was the presidential nomi
nee of the Populist party, next spoke,
being recognized amid calls for "vote,"
"vote," from all over the house. It was,
he said, an optical illusion to suppose
the candidate was as had been said,
three feet higher than when he was
nominated yesterday. The illusion was
caused by the convention being three
feet lov.er. To send the telegram was
equivalent to saying "All right, judge,
any thing you .want, we will accede."
Both applause, and groans met this
Mr. Weaver punned the name of the
place from where Judge Parker sent
"It was spelled 'Esopus,'" he said,
"but I think it ought to read 'E-soap
Vociferous cries of "Question!"
"Question!" "Vote!" followed, but the
chair recognized Charles S. Hamlin, of
Massachusetts, who urged the sending
of the telegram to Judge Parker.
As Mr. Hamlin finished it was evi
dent that the delegates were sick of
listening to speeches and were rapidly
losing temper over the constant suc
cession of speakers who mounted the
platform and they clamored fierce for
a vpte,-but Chairman Clark recognized
Senator Carmack, of Tennessee.
Senator Carmack denied that he had
received such a telegram from Judge
Parker as had been rumored.
The speaker declared that Mr. Bry
an had said that the nomination of
Judge Parker would be declaration
enough on the money plank.
"Mr. Chairman," said Mr. Bryan,
rising hastily, "I beg the gentleman's
pardon, but I never said that."
John S. "Williams supported Mr.
Bryan in his statement, and Senator
Carmack took occasion to accept the
The chairman said he had never
heard from Judge Parker, and the chair
recognized Mr. Bryan, who presented
an amendment to the reply to Judge
Mr. Bryan then proceeded to answer
some of the statements made by those
who had followed his first address.
Great applause followed his assertion
that lack of harmony in the party
could not be laid at his door.
Showed a Little Heat
Senator Carmack undertook to cor
rect a statement made by Bryan as to
the proceedings in the committee on
resolutions, and a short "debate follow
ed between the gentlemen, with the re
sult that neither satisfied the other as
to who possessed the better memory.
The speaker woke the galleries to
enthusiasm when he declared that he
had expressed a willing-ness to support
a gold standard man to build up har
mony in the party and again when he
declared that he believed the adoption
of the gold standard would defeat the
party in the impending campaign.
There were only two ways out of the
difficulty into which the action of
Judge Parker had plunged the. party.
One was to amend the message in the
manner he had suggested, and the
other was to amend the platform by
the insertion bf a gold plank. He shook
his hand at the New York delegation
"I will agree to accept Senator Car
mack's plank. Will that satisfy the
friends of Judge Parker?"
Williams Scores Bryan
It was ten minutes after midnight
when Mr. Bryan concluded and Repre
sentative John Sharp Williams rose.
He plunged without preface into a
scathing arraignment of Mr. Bryan.
Turning from time to time he faced
Mr. Bryan, who sat with immobile
countenance and fanned himself. His
voice trembling, Mr. Williams declared
that Mr. Bryan had presented the
spectacle of a man pleading for har
mony when in all this great convention
his has been the only voice of discord.
The amendments to the Parker tele
gram he characterized as "a lot of fool
He spoke satirically with biting hu
mor and great earnestness. In ex
plaining that the telegram from Judge
Parker was simply an expression of the
fudge's individual opinion, Mr. Wil
liams suddenly wheeled and facing
those on the platform asked: "Sup
pose we had nominated Mr. Bryan on
"God forbid," ejaculated Richmond
Hobson in a loud voice from just be
hind the speaker.
In explaining his attitude on the ab
sence of a financial plank in the plat
form he remarked:
"If it is a trance I might awaken, but
if not I might find the corpse in my
Taking up the reply to Judge Par
ker, Mr. Williams said:
"Now, let anyone on the platform
who believes the money question an
As he said this Mr. Williams turned
to Mr. Bryan. But Mr. Bryan kept his
seat. Cries of "Question" came so fast
that confusion reigned for some min
Bryan Withdraws Amendment
Mr. Bryan sprang to his feet and de
clared that his delegation was going to
support the candidate that New York
wanted for vice -president, and if it
would conduce to harmony he woujd
withdraw this amendment. Said Mr.
"Our delegation will vote for the
candidate for vice president that New
York wants. We are not going to do
one thing to mar the harmony of the
■3ar of applause followed the an
ement. After some debate a roll
as ordered on the question of the
on of- the Williams reply to
Parker's message to Mr. Shee-
As the roll call proceeded it was evi
dent that the motion to send the message
to Judge Parker would be carried by an
Message Is Sent
The result was announced to be 774 yeas.
191 nays, and the message was ordered
sent by the convention.
The vote closed the incident which,
when it was born at the afternoon ses
sion, promised to be more than sensa
tional. It had been provocative of some
feeling and much anxiety on the part
of the party leaders, but during the even
ing session it was evident they had the
situation well in hand.
The chair directed that the roll should
be called on nomination of vice president.
Alabama, Arkansas and California went
solidly for Davis, Turner scored 7 on the
Colorado vote and Williams received 3
at the-same time. The final result of the
ballot was unofficially: Williams 165
Turner 100, Davis 654, Harris 58. lowa
did not vote.
Davis Is Nominated
The nomination of Davis was made
Delegate John Lamb, of Indiana,
moved- that the Democratic national
committee-be authorized to fill any va
cancy that might occur on the national
ticket. Carried without opposition.
Chairman Champ Clark and Tempo
rary Chairman John Sharp Williams
were made respectively chairman of
the committees to notify Judge Parker
and ex-Senator Davis, of their nomi
nation. It was also announced that
the new national committee would
meet in New York on a date to be
fixed by the permanent chairman.
Frederick G. Holman was announced
as national committeeman from Ore
The convention ratified, by agreeing
to a motion, the selection as member
of the national committee of Thomas
Xaggart, of Indiana. Mr. Taggart's se
lection was announced too late to be
recorded in the regular way.
Senator McCreary, of Kentucky, pre
sided in the closing moments of the
convention. The usual votes of thanks
were-passed, and at 1:31 o'clock Sen
ator McCreary adjourned the conven
tion sine dla. The band played "Auld
Vote on Message to Parker
Following waa the vote on Mr, Wll-
Hams' motion to send the message t&
Judge Parker: <v^&<= «»
Alabama—Yeas 22 ■*»«
California—Yeas 16. nays 4
Colorado—Yeas 4, nays "6.
Florida—Yeas 6, nays 4.
Indiana—Yeas 30. <v» .
Maine—Yeas 7, nays 2.
Minnesota—Yeas 9, nays 13
Nevada—Nays 4, yeas 2.
New Hampshire—Yeas 8.
New Jersey—Yeas 24.
New York—Yeas 78.
North Carolina—Yeas 24. ' ' >
North Dakota—Nays .8
Ohio—Yeas 31. nays 6.'
Oregon—Yeas 4, nays 4.
Rhode Island—Yeas 2 nays 5.
South Carolina—Yeas 18
South Dakota—Nays 8.
Texas—Yeas 36. . '
Utah—Yeas 6. ■
West Virginia—Yeas 14.
Wyoming—Yeas 3, nays 3.
District of Columbia—Yeas 6.
Indian Territory—Yeas 5, Nay 1,
Hawaii—Yeas 2. nays 2.
New Mexico—Yeas 6.
Oklahoma-yYeas 2, nays 4.
Po-rto Rico—Yeas 6.
Total official, yeas 774, nays 191.
Ballot on Vice President
Colorado—Turner 7, Williams 3.
Delaware—Davis 3, Turner 3.
Georgia—Davis 26. ■ !'■
Indiana*. Williams, 30.
Kansas. Harris, 20.
Kentucky, Davis, 2G. *
Louisiana. Davis, 18.
Maine. Davis, 9.
Maryland. Davis. IC.
Massachusetts, Davis, 32.
Michigan, Davis, 27.
Minnesota, Turner, 22./
Mississippi. Williams, 20,
Missouri. Harris, 3«.
Montana, Turner, 6.
Nebraska. Davis, 16.
Nevada, Turner, 6.
New Hampshire, Davis, 8.
New Jersey. Davis. 24.
New York—Davis 78.
North Carolina—Williams 24.
North Dakota—Davis 8.
Oregon—Turner 8. >«\ .
.Rhode Island—Williams St.
South Carolina —Williams 7%.
South Dakota —Davis 8.
West Virginia—Davis 14.
District of Columbia—Davis 6.
Indian Territory—Williams G.
Oklahoma—Turner 2, Harris 2, Wil
liams 2. . .
Porto Rico—Davis 6.
AFTEfiNOON' IS LIGHT
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 9.—At the ses
sion of the convention that began at 2:48
most of the time was consumed in'wait
ing for the results of conferences on vice
A resolution expressing regret and sym
pathy at the death of Delegate Jacob B.
Birder, of North DaKota, in the' train
wreck at Lltchfleld, July 3, was offered
by the North Dakota delegation and
Mr. Russell, of AlatJam'a, remarked
that owing to the sad news conveyed in
the resolution^and to allow the members
of the North Dakota delegation time to
confer, moved that a recess be taken
until 5:20 o'clock. Cries of "No; no!"
were heard from all sides, but Chairman
Clark put the motion when a'protest was
made that there had been no second to it.
"la the ntotion seconded?" asked Mr.
Clark, and amid another general cry of
"No, no!" and a vigorous protest from
all over the hall, he put the question.
The vote was overwhelmingly against the
recess, but Mr. Clark declared with a
snap and a thump of his gavel that it was
carried, and at 3:20 the convention was
declared in recess for two hour?. ...
RECEIVES NEW COLORS
Gen. Bobleter Visits Camp Lakevlew and
Reviews the Troops
Special to The Globe
CAMP LAKEVIEW, Minn., July ».—
Brig. Gen. Bobleter and staff were guests
at the camp today. This evening Gen.
Bobleter will be tendered the review and
will present the new colors to the regi
ment. The latter ceremony is interest
ing. The infantry is drawn up in line on
the parade ground and a special com
pany is detailed to escort the new colors
to the presenting officer. He then makes
the formal presentation to the regiment.
Last evening Adjt. .Gen. Libbey suf
fered quite a severe accident while walk
ing from the artillery camp to his head
quarters. The night was exceedingly dark
and the general stepped into a ditch which
is being dug near the mess house, where
a new water main is being laid,, and ia
falling he severely sprained his ankle.
Although able to be around he has- to us«
crutches, and will be unfit for active par
ticipation in the military maneuvers for
Guard detail for tomorrow: 1 Ofllcer of
the day, Capt. Mollisen, Company B; offi
cers of the guard, Lieut. Rodman, Com
pany H. and Lieut. Bird, Company K.
Orderlies have been detailed as folows:
To Gen. Bobleter. Sergeant • Cadwell,
Company F; to the commanding officer,
Private Scherer. Company A; to the ad
jutant, Private Gannon. Company D,
The signal corps of the engineer's waj
out this afternoon practicing with th«
All three battalions were abl«Ato us*
the range today, the First and Second In
the morning and the third this afternoon.
The following are the scores: Capt.
Bennett. Battalion B, 25 points out' of •
possible 25; Lieut. Prey, 24; Lieut. Bruce,
Battalion B, 24; Private Longfield, Bat
talion A, 23; Maj. Lambert, 18; First Ser
geant Nelson. Battalion B. 17; First Ser
geant Jones. Battalion A, 16.
Many officers and visitors attended th«
review this evening. Those constituting
the general's staff were Maj. Vogei and
Capts. Kxtlnc, Bayley, Hoidale, Clemens,
Hart, Lee and Mead.
The Second regiment is Gen. Bobleter*«
old command, and hence the men 'mani
fest great interest in his review.
of the Third regiment attending J'the re
view were Col. Van Duzee, Lieut.. Col
Johnson. Capt. Matson. Capt. Brisbon an*
Lieut. O'Brien; those of the First,: Col >»
McC. Reeve. Maj. Seebaeh, Maj. Spear
Capt. Smith, Capt. Folk and Lieut. PearM