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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. 5
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 218.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1912. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM TO B
; WILSON GA
HE HAD OFFER
Rifused to Consider Be
cause of His Support
DAPlC I ATTCR'C PI AIM
UnU(U krl I ILII J Wkf-IIIM:
lOWa State Chairman COmeS
Out Flatly Against Nominee
of Chicago Convention.
Cedar Rapid. low a. J:i:e
crnor Had icy of Missouri
i iri today con- i
i t Roosevelt and
firmed Ha'emi tit3
Controller I r-f id. itMht of N w York,
that Tuft Waders Lad offered at Chica
go to tt at Koom vlt del- pates from
Washington and IVxi, if Itoosevc't
would consent to 'he nomination of
1 1 u I !- nr mmn oil.' r tl.ird man. Had
ley passed through h re today.
understood It also was made'
Hooscvelt." said Hadlev. "I refused to I
consider or div,1KM tt i.nl.. it first 1
nan trie approval u i;oosevt;r, ha i
wan for him for tli- iioruinatinn and
no one , I uhw told aft. rwards
ttiat Kuim'vi It liaj reiubt-d tils eon
Bent." hKMOI STH HKf.I'LAR.
Dib !oiru-i, June 27. l"nit1
Stuti-H Senator W. S. Kenyon, wlifn
nbked over tlie lotic distam-e tele
phone as to his attitude hlnce trie
Chlriuro I'onvi ntlon, hind: 'I am a
. i'i I' ji ii. i u r j m tt 10 s h Tin ry
Presld'-nt Taft. tlie party nominee
That's my position in a nutshell."
V IIIIIMN Itill.lo.
DeB .Moines. Jowa, June x "I
not ! a member if ajiy rommitUe
mu naming Taft'n campaiKn. neither will
I personally support , hiui," waa the
declnratton here today uf C F. Franks.
liHirinnri of the Iowa republican state
rcntral eomnilttee Franks took the
jposlti'in the eiilir- republican state
ticket should reelve the support of I
republl. at:s. but that any republican, ' second ballot to arrange for the with-1 il6n a"d Clark forces, the min
knowlng the xact condition of na- , .hi.1o. ,, ,.. lority report of South Dakota favoring
tlonal affairs mi l u ho staruls for hon- :
esty In jiolltlrs. is j i.tilh-d In not sup
DISSOLVE TOWING TRUST
Cleveland, tilno. June J7. Hear-
ing of iirgunn-ntx In the govern- permanent organization will be ef- Michigan, yeas 11; nay 19. W'iscon
nient's suit to diDftilve the Great, fected and then will come the noiu-'sin. yeas 19. nays 6, 1 not voting.
Lakes Towing company as an alleg- Nation of the presidential candidate.; Illinois brought a cheer when its del
ed trust under the Sherman law are' While the de-iegates were slow in ecation gave all itg strength to the
scheduled to bei;!i. In tin- federal 1 arriving today, the galleries filled Wilson cause.
court today. Takint of ttstlmony has earlier than usual, the attraction be
becn going 'ti two years in prac- ing the approach of the struggle over
tlca'.ly every port on the (ireat Iikes
where the towing company operated.
Five Victim Dt.
Toulon, J'r.itne. .tune 27. Five cf
ii seaineti. injur. d yeMerday aboard
! Kveticli armorej cruiser Juies
Mlcheb t off llwrcs by tbe premature
c-xpIuMon of a dvini h -uu. died in the
Laval hi'Spita! n r.
TAFT WAITING ON
of the unit rule was such as to en
W a ring ton. Jui.e 27. It became ! able the New Jersey governor to
definitely k:ior. at the White house sweep the convention today and w in
today that CLrle Mules, the prcs-1- ,n' nomination. There was also
dent' K.re,ary, can he chairman of ; ,a!k ' Bryan being made the stan
the n-put!i ai ua'.un.al committee if J '"rd N?arer. Clark's supporters,
tie can s to tai.e the lace. The pr . however, were confident as ever, and
dent an ! HiUes w i'.l h ive a o-nu!ta-'. non ' the supporters of others
t.on today a'xu.l the chainnanshlD ar.rt i would admit a probable defeat.
in cam: aic n
The K'tixlu'it d conference between
the iibcon:m'.i. e of the republican
rational nTv.rultN e a-i 5 Taft l.as been
joMpoiicl ur.r 1 J.r
convenient' of ti-vc-al
to suit the
rr.t n;c-rs of
the ButHN'mmittot a.iJ tho I resident.
PRESIDENT MAY BE KNOWN
TODAY; A FIGHT OVER ROLL
Convention Hall, Baltimore,!
. n- tti. r I
June 27. With Bryan in
authority to write the plat-!
form. With the convention'
nrartirallw 4n Via ......i rt far
pracucaiiy in ms control so iar,
as the Selection Of a candidate'
is concerned there is everv in -1
dication that what will come
from the convention in resolu-;
tion and nominee will suit the
( ll.iUF.VGED BV DELEGATES.
most progressive of either, shouts of -vote, vote." came from
party in the land. . 'delegates wearied with the long debate
While Clark may still lead on nbe Sou,h Dakota case.
t. - . vv- -a i' Much disorder prevailed when Theo-
preferences, the attitude of
! Bryan and the defeat of
L. .. . ,, . , ,
tuc umiiuie m me wmo afciega-;
tion which may take it away
from Harmon, together With
the leaninir of the Npw York
leaning OI me ew YOrK
ucicjjanuu pumis strongly ic uou.
Wilson as the choice at this! NR,DE op tamards.
writintr ' Great w-aves of cheering swept the
; hall as the demonstration increased
The indications are that a to a storm. Ranners were borne
nomination will be made yet to-',hrouph tne aisl,'s- delegates standing
i aJ ;
Committee reports in delegate
towards Wilson. His Support-'
rrs Claimed tne seatine Of his
. . ,
UBt. in ooutn uaKO m.m te op i pboar.
! made his nomination a practic- j The nprcar was in full swing after
al Certainty. 20 minuteBj delegates parading, floor
Ollie James of Kentucky was !nd Ba'lrrW elIinK mad'y ln the con-
. . ... f,lsed din for Wilson. Clark and L'n-
. seated as permanent chairman derwood. while frequent flashlight ex
.ind delivered Speech attacking, plosions punctured the bedlam of
the reDublican nlatforTn's tariff
. i 1 .
convention Hall, Baltimore, June
. ... u .... . c V" . C ItUig lUUav
was the hopeof democratic conven-!
tion lerders this morning
11 JS CI-
tiertrd a rKnnahl Jt.i. in '
" ' - - " ...Mil. Will
placed on speeches and balloting will
begin late this afternoon, with pos-j
slhllity of a recess after the first or'
. b, Wilson, and the majority favoring
least strength. This would require a clark
session lasting well into the night, j fThe vote resulted in favor of the
i hkukm ui.s KiKST. ! minority. 6:i04 to 437. giving the South
The report on credentials is first Dakota delegation to Wilson. Not vot
cn today's program and it is expected ing. 5Vs: absent, 2.
it w ill provoke a considerable de-.
"if. auer completion 01 me roll,
Mrs. Taft, wife of the president.
accompanied by a party of ladles,
j took a front seat in one of the boxes
; immediately flanking the platform.
AM AMMATKU S EE.
jum iivioit) me convention opened
",c i"r"'ulcu u' great
animation, delegations filing to
the aisles choked, the galleries
1.,. . .,. ,i . ,fc , j
ing forth opening strains.
Boomers of various candidates
were busy and the delegates seem-
! as much at sea aj ever as to the
irobable nominee. Wilson men
claimed the effect of the abrogation
POLICE ( AKH1EI) OKE I'KET.
The rush t the doors carried
the police off their feet and the blue
coats were unable to stem the tide.
1 ne aisus ana every point or van-
tge was packed and thousands not
entitled to admission crowded into
the hall. Ticket holders who had
not Brrived early found their seats
occupied. There appeared little hope
that the session could be conducted
wiiii u Kuiuinma ui uevuruui.
Hefors the convention met a s-juad P')atcd over - nesting mm to a iraz-. delegates in the Twentieth district
of police marched tn and were s?a- l!e" ,our yr P tn,s Bryan. , The vote was 39 to 12 in favor of the
ttoned throughout the hall, a double il u 'd- vU1 aot be U i astray by j Sullivan deb gates,
row being placed in front of the press lne Heney or Roosevelt or Ia Follcrte . The third vote involved the dele
stand, w here excited delegates caus- overtures, notwithstanding it is not j gates at large, the 16 Sullivan dele-
ed a scuffle last night. The conven-'. denied that he was interviewed yes
tion was called to order at 12:45 Iterday by both La FoUette and Heney.
P- m. i
rabbi delivers PRUER. j n the Illinois contest the Sullivan
As soon as Chairman Parker ., delegates won hand, down and four to
cured a semblance of order he Intro
duced Rabbi A. Guthmacher. who
delivered the invocation. He plead
ed fcr the guidance in the way of
Peace and unity, loyalty and truth,
aud that blessings of peace atd
rrosperitv be granted the nation.
I rioiana .Morris or rnuaaeipnia
then presented the minority report
from the committee on credentials.
Ex-Governor McCorkle of West
Virginia defended the majority re-
Crane of Texas spoke for the ml-
coruy rePrt and ex-Governor Blan-
cnard of Louisiana for the majority
report on the South Dakota case, j
While Blanchard was talking Ollie'
James r Kentucky, selected for per-i
and iieia whispered talks with groups
of delegates. He finally retired to
the rear of the hall.
dore A. Bell of California took the
platform to close the debate for the
There was a lively controversy as
championed the Clark delegates
in the South Dakota cases, delegates
rhallenRinB his statements from the
' 0 8 r 118 n raa'
aily brought a tumultous demonstra-
Ui n oiki liiauiv nauu iiaia, u 111-
l-rcllas an-i flaas. New Jersey. Penn-
a ner8, wn"e a Clark trasparency
Rained a point of vantage immediately
in front of the platform. I'nderwood
Ptreamerg were further back, and
'""M"lumls umunea a ross oanner
.11011 bi tubs iue nan.
tlnlf .1- t 1 1
, A young woman mounted a seat in
,the Missouri delegat.on. swinging a
itiarn Danner, and stirred the crowd
to new frenzy.
- " " u . u.'i. iudlv II . HI Ik.
ute and Tadually died out before urg-
n.9n ,v ,,,( . ,V '
--"-e-'u i nuujiiiuii
-f ., mn,,.. ,. . ...
3B nut in a
ili.imm leaves laiik.
'n! vote was taken as a lineup of!
Illinois voted yea. 58; Iowa, yea 11,
Vtll.SO M'HK IS LIM.
New York's 90 votes, which yester
day went to the Clark-Haftfion com
bination, were today cast fftr the Wil
son delegates. The announcement was
greeted with cheers from the Wilson
"Wilson snnnrtrfprs nlalmert fho vnto
made the nomination of Wilson a prac -
: V""- r.xr, t ,n.n.
On 11 point of order of Senator John
j'narp v imams against me vo'e or
the Philippines on the grounds thati2
supreme court nasniiea ine lsianas
are nm a parl 01 lne ' nl,ea sra,r. "
Philippine delegates were excluded,
The Philippine vote being excluded,
to The Arsus.)
IlT 0 I I. jriita ttl.
" - v - - . ' j 1 n u
tact that the air is iuled with wild;
rumors of various descriptions, chief
atr.ong whiih U that Br an is likely to
repeat the Roosevelt act at Chicago
and boll to the third party, tnose who
know Rryan well declare that he is allotted to it. Three separate votes
not that l.lnd of a man. that he knows 'were taken. The first was on a mo
how to take a defeat as well as any 'tion to seat the 20 Sullivan district
man on earth and has never' sulked delegates from Cook county. This
in his tent. He certainly would not motion was carried by a vote of 40 to
join any movement to boost into the j 10. The second vote was on a motion
i White house for another term the to teas the Sullivan contest"? in the
I strenuous one from Oyster Hay ho
one over the Hearst-Harrison contin
gent. More than five hours were oc
cupied by the credentials committee
in hearing arguments on the Illinois
cases. Edgar B. Tolman and Repre
sentative Henry T. Rainey presented
the Hearst-Harrison side of the con
tests, while Frank Quinn. George E.
Brennan and W. E. Will were the
spokesmen for th Sullivan forces.
Mayor Harrison acd NaUonal Com-
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally fair tonight and Friday.
Warmer tonight. Light, easterly to
Temperature at 7 a. m., 61. High
est yesterday. 92. Lowest last night.
Velocity of wTnd at 7 . m., eight I
miles per hour. I
Precipitation, none. !
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 56,
&t 7 a. m. 66.
stage of water, 3.7. a fall of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. m. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From nooD today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7uJo. rises 4:31. Evening
stars: Mara, Jupiter. Mercury. Morn
ing stars: Venus. Saturn.
the total vote should be 633 instead
None of the other contests before
the committee were taken to the floor
of the convention, and the report of
the credentials committee as to all
other cases was accepted. The Harrison-Hearst
delegates from Illinois
abandoned their fight.
The report of the credentials com
mittee was confirmed by a viva voce
Ollie James was elected permanent
chairman on the report of the commit
tee on permanent organization.
JAMES ' THE CHAIR.
Chairman James congratulated the
democrats upon the auspices under
which they assembled. "Here no
charge of bribery hovers above this
hall." James said. "No cry of thief
or robber is hurled by one fellow demo
crat at another. No Foldiers stand in
reserve to keep us from each other's
throats. Democrats are tolerant of
each other's views, and when nomi
nees are named by this convention
they will have back of them every
loyal democrat in the republic as well
as heaity support of progressives ev
erywhere." James went 4nto a long discussion
of the tariff, denouncing the course of
the republican party, and commending
the efforts of the democratic house to
reduce the tariff.
lEXOfCES G. O. P.
Referring to- the republican
James said: "In all history of civilifed
governments no party ever became
so defiant of the public will or went
so far as to say that all the rest of
the people should be taxed and from
their pockets be taken a sufficint
amount to give profit to another class
of people. They offered no profit to
the farmer, through drouth might
come and storms destroy and failure
meet his efforts. The laborer was
offered no profit. He might toll from
early morning until late at night and
sleep in a humble tenement. He was
guaranteed no profit by the republican
The only class, James declared, con
sidered by the republicans as entitled
to eid to make a profit were manu
facturers. "Nor were the American
people taken Into the confidence of
the republican party as to how great
this profit might be. or how much wa
tered stock it waa to be paid upon or
how inflated," James added.
He pointed out that the democrats
endeavored to give the people untaxed
lumber, meat and farming implements
! The proposition proved so great the
Senate passed them, he said, but they
were vetoed by the president.
James criticized the Chicago plat
1 B u""1 ur.iiouu uu ymu
intended only to delay revision.
TRl STS CKIMIXALS.
.hJ"!!J!,"th !,.i!lr"!!i"vt"' reasons was not ,n ronnicti
who passed the resolution for the pop-
,ular election of senators and bill for
OF THE REAL
tmitteeman Sullivan both inferrunted
Ilk. Jin.. ..
. iuc 111 ui.t:-wiii!ts iu ui an tr eiaitfiiienia
to the committee.
w as displayed. Clashes and interrup-
tions were so frequent that the com-
mittee found it impossible to dispose
of the matter in the time originally
I Seventeenth district and two Sullivan
gates, each with half a vote, being seat
ed by a vote of 42 to 9.
The blind senator from Oklahoma.
Thomas Pryor Gore, repeatedly called
for by the convention, delivered a
great oration, considered by many
delegates tht best effort of the day.
Convention tickets, quoted yesterday
at f 15, are a drug on the market and
ran cow be had for $5. At no session
to date has the f'lll capacity of the
j convention tall been taxed. It u
J claimed that there are 15.0u0 chairs
in the hall,
PICK BRYAN AND O'GORMAN
TO WRITE PLATFORM; TO BE
A PROGRESSIVE DOCUMENT
Baltimore, Juno 27. Bryan and i
O'Gorman of New Tork were chosen
this morning by the subcommittee to!
write the platform of the democratic
national convention. The subcommit-
tee will meet at 4 o'clock this after-
noon and the full committee will be
called together at 7 o'clock this even
Bryan told some friends the plat
form will be 'essentially a progressive
document" Especial stress will be laid
upon the tariff plank, which, will de
clare for a tariff for revenue only.
RVAVI TAIL CLIPPED.
Bryan remarked before leaving to
attend the deliberations of the resolu
tions committee this morning "that the
convention yesterday clipped off the
tail of Thomas F. Ryan's cat."
The Nebraska leader had previously
depicted Ryan, the New York financier,
as cracking a cat-o-nine tails over the
"Then the course of progresslvdsm
is moving along more smoothly?"
"Well, the proceedings yesterday,"
replied Bryan, "would indicate that
they toad not made any Inroads on us."
the publicity of campaign contribu
tions and an amendment to the consti
tution providing for the income tax.
He declared in favor of rigid enforce
ment of the Sherman anti-trust
law and would proceed against trusts
under criminal statutes .
James paid his respects to Roose
velt. "The atonement Roosevelt of
fers the American voters he succeeded
in deceiving by the election of Taft,"
he said, "is himself. The atonement is
not sufficient. If he wants to come
with clean hands and a clea: con
science, let him join with us, and do
what he ought to have done four
years ago, elect a democratic presi
dent." Taft also came ln for a share of
criticism and denunciation.
James closed with a tribute to I-in-coln.
' THIBt TE TO LINCOLN-.
owning" from "the south as I do,"
he said, "I can say that if Abraham
Lincoln were alive this night, there's
not a foot of soil tinder Dixie's sky
under which he might not pitch his
tent and DiHow his head upon a con
federate soldier's knee and sleep, and
sleep in safety there."
ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Ann Arbor, Mich., June 27. The
University of Michigan today cole
brated its 68th annual commence
ment and the 7:ith anniversary of
its founding. Professor Jenks of
Cornell delivered the commencement
address, after which diplomas were 1
presented to nearly a thousand sen- 1
iors, and honorary degrees were con-'
fnr.n.l unnn iKurinonlchf.l u ... .1 .... t..u i
and former students at Michigan.
RETAILER SETS THE PRICE! K,h,'I,,ert ,pwa v rwuum
j With New IVderal Bureau.
Court fJlves Healers Right to Sell ' Washington. June 27. Etheibert
Razor for Any Sum. 'Stewart of Decatur, 111., for many
Washington, June 27. The su-
preme court of the district of Colum- j bureau of labor and lately with thei'e convention, was adopted by a viva
bia held yesterday that a retailer may tariff board, was today appointed by voce ote, w ithout opposition,
sell a safety razor at any price he Secretary Nagel chief statistician of; Mr. Covington then presented thu
chooses, notwithstanding any stlpula-1 the new children's bureau. Miss J Majority supplemental reports of the
tion to the contrary by the manufac-j Fannie Howe Fiske of New York was j rules committee making the "unit
turer. The case probably will go to 'chosen as private secretary to Miss j rule" a rule of. the convention. As rc
the supreme court of the United' Julia I.athrop, of Chlcage, chief of 'ported, the rule makes a unit lnntrut-
States. Justice Wright in announc-
ing the decision said the ruling for,
; with he recent patent mononolv de-
1 cision of the supreme court.
1 Tammanv hail a n.hr.n,, ,,..
'1. . . , ...
night which continued until
'O'clock this mornine when the uncwh.
j making and drinking were brought to
an nd by the indignant guests of the
hotel, who were unable to sleep be-
cause or the noise. Appeals for order
availing not,, the Tammanyiteg were
showered liberally with electric light
globes, which exploded with reports
like musketry. Tammany, which had
been running affairs here to its liking,
was forced to desist, the chairman
of the meeting declaring: "We'd bet
ter quit or well he kilt."
Bryan gained three points when the i
convention adopted his plan to delay ,
consideration of the platform until
after nominations are made and ac-
cepted his candidate. Ollie James, as
permanent chairman and when Sena-
tor Kern wa8 made head of the plat
The Dlatform committee hi. hpa'rt
many suggestions from various lnter-
etts and named a subrommfttee to draft
resolutions which will favor tariff re-
vision, income tax and anti-trust ac-' Huert, commanding the federals, ex
tion. Tec's to open an attack oa the rebels
Pear Ba'hima at noon today. Ii!s
Mrs. William Howard Taft w-ill at- ! pian is to simultaneously att ick both
tend the democratic convention and f.anks of the enemy with infantry and
hear nominations made for the oSice I cavalry and aotajlt the center with
her husband now holds- 'oT'ii'ry.
Long before Bryan arose this morn
Ing a group of delegates gathered
around its door, to see him. Bryan
had no statement to make on the situ-
ation. and with respect to who the par
ty's standard 'bearer may be the Ne-!
braskan will not give the slightest
suggestion. That the course of events
within the last 24 hours has been 1
pleasing to Bryan be makes not the 1
slightest attempt to conceal.
Bryan's presence at the resolutions '
committee meeting today was delayed
by a crash of visitors at his fcotel. I
Collarless and coatless, the Nebraskan !
was surrounded and given an enthus-1
"Is there anything you can do for
us? inquired a newspaper man.
HASNT TIME TO SHAVE.
"There'll be something produced
hourly and daily," replied Bryan, sig
nificantly. "Now, 1 can't say anything
more. I've been so very busy fighting
bosses that I've not had time to shave
Bryan and O'Gorman completed the j
draft of the platform at 2:30 this after
noon. SENATE HURRIES
TO PROVIDE CASH
Washington, June 27. The senate
today made the first move to relieve
the. government from an embarrassing
situation arising from the failure of
congress to pass many supply bills.
Despite its agreement to transact
nothing but "morning business" dur
ing the democratic convention, the
senate appointed conferes to meet rep
resentatives of the house on the legis
lative appropriation bill.
This carries salaries and mileage
for members of congress, the judiciary,
the president's salary and many other
items, none of which can bo paid after
July 1, unless the bill is passed and
Signed by the president.- -It-Is-said
he will Teto It because of the provis
ion which abolishes the commerce
Unless some action Is- taken on the
army and navy appropriations hills
before Monday, practically all of the
navy yards will lay off their men and
army officers will be without pay.
BULLITT TO BE OFFERED
U. S. SOLICITOR GENERAL
Washington, June 27. William
Marshall Bullitt of Louisville, Ky..
has been decided upon by President
! Taft to succeed Frederick W. Loh
i mann as solicitor general of the
United States, according to a cabi
net officer who talked today with the,
AIDS FOR MISS
years connected with the federal
the new bureau.
escape hurt in explosion
Firecrackers Used by IJoys Cause Can ' presented a minority report excepting
Illaist Near Sewer. from the operations of the rule such
Bloomlngton, 111., June 27. Fred 'legations as are ele t d under state
Nothnagel, 12 years old. and Fred Pniary ruls, by congressional dls
Harrell, aged 7, escaped Injury when trlc,s-
flrecrackers which they had thrown Chairman Covington opened the du
into the manhole of a sewer, caused 1a,e '" ,av"r of 'ho majority report,
a gas explosion. The Iron cover of arguing that as the two-thirds lule was
the manhole and nearby bricks were tnie "Jeffen-onian democratic doctrine"
thrown high Into the air. and a3 without the unit rule the two-
thirds rule would not be practicable,
HERMIT DIES NEAR DIXON ,h;, w'.v..,,ti..,, should .nah.t.i.. the
unit rule despite the popular primary
Uody Found Near Spot Where in 'KHli.nal .districts,
i Hame Killed Woman. Representative Henry then opened
I Dixon, 111.. June 27. Within a
' short distance of the Bpot at Castle '
Hock, on Itock river, where Mrs.
Charles Sweet was burned to death,
. the body cf Stephan Anderson was '
j found yesterday. He waa well known '
; in tnis vicinity but of late years had !
; lied the life of a hermit. No cause'
is known for his death.
1 Lumberman Kills Himself.
Evansville, Ind., June 27. il-1
; liarn Pr'-torious. aed 4 years, a
' well-to-do lumberman living at Pinej
I Bluff, Ark., committed suicide in a
I local hotel by shooting himself. He j
was in iil health.
Expect Battle Today.
Ortize, Mexico. Jurse 27. General
UNIT RULE IS
Progressives Score Vic
tory at Baltimore That
Aids Wilson Strength.
HARMON THE SUFFERER
Eighteen OhlO VoteS Switched
Niqht Session of Conven-
tion Exciting One.
Convention Hall. Baltimore. June 27.
j A sweltering atmosphere charged
witin humidity greeted the delegates
as they tiled in for last night 3 ses
sion Just before o'clock. A thun
derstorm that had been threatening
for an hour kept the gallery attend
ance down and at S o'clock only about
half nf the seats for spectators were
filled. The delegates also were slow
In arriving. When Chairman Parker
appeared there was a scattered round
of applause. He greeted Rev. T. O.
Crouse of the Mount Royal avenun
Methodist Kplscopal church, who was
chaplain of the meeting, and had a
talk with Chairman Mack.
Chairman Parker, Parliamentarian
Crisp. Rev. Henry and Representative
Covington of Maryland spent some
time in conference. They frequently
consulted a book of parliamentary law,
and were evidently pondering over an
impending parliamentary situation.
At S:32 Chairman Patker dropped
his gavel, the sergeant-at-arms clear
ing the aisles and secured order, while
the chaplain began the prayer.
Immediately after the prayer, Ren-reeeatattv-
-t&vinfton of SrarylaTfa,"
chairman of the committee on rules,
was recognized to present' the commit
The report jilaced the nominations
for president and vice president on
the program of the convention im
mediately after the reiHiit of the cwn
mititee on credentials anil before tho
adoption of the platform.
"This Is contrary to custom." Mr.
Covington said, "but while the. com
mittee on rules was In session today,
Senator Rayner, Coventor Yardaman
jand another distinguished member of
I the resolution committee, informed tho
committee that the resolutions com
mittee, by a vote of II to 11, hud de
termined that the exigencies of the
present democratic situation made it
wise to have the nominations heforo
the adoption of the platform. In rec
ognition of tlie distinguished members
of the resolutions commiHet! the com
mittee on rules has embodied it In
the report of the rules committee. I
now move the adoption of that report."
VOTE A MIII'IIISK.
The report, much to tin- surprise of
tion by a state convention binding m
a delegation if a majority of the del
egation favop d any particular can-
idldate. Representative Henry of Texas
tne ii' naic lor th:; mmotiiy report.
He n'-j'.d th- report would in no way
interfere with the operation of the unit
rule as It has obtained iieretof'.ie.
Where delegateH were. lectrd as here
tofore by a staff; convention. Henry
(Continued on i'ag-e Keviu.)