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PrcialJrjar to-day. and to
morrow; Hgnfvariable wind.
TeaeritHfe -yesterday Max
imuai, 84; aiajmum, 57.
The Herald has the largest
ncmln? heme circulation, and1
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to- tniny
exclatire features.
NO. 208G
Little Talk of Bolt Heard, ana New G. 0. T.
Wing Flutters Broken to Ground.
Taft Stronger.
Chicago, HL, Jane 21. The bottom has fallen ont of the Boose
velt third party movement It received Its worst shock to-day when
it was stated that George "V7. Perkins had closed the barrel .Mr. Per
kins does not see any profit in financing an independent candidate.
It u said that npon a conservative estimate more than $1,000,000 has
already been expended in the unsuccessful effort to nominate Mr.
Chicago, June 2L President
of bis strength in the National
of the majority of the committee on credentials in the Ninth Alabama
contested election case was adopted by a vote of 605 to 464. He also
touched his rock bottom figures when the two Taft delegates from
California were seated by a vote of 542 to 529, seven delegates not
voting, a narrow majority of thirteen.
The California case was the crucial one in the convention. Under
the operation of a State primary law twenty-six Roosevelt delegates
were elected in the State, not by districts, but under a blanket State
wide proposition, by a majority of 77,000. The two Taft delegates
who claimed seats were elected in the Fourth Congressional District
in compliance with the call of the Republican National Committee, and
claimed recognition for this reason.
In the minds of many delegates, however, there was the feeling
that the large majority given to Roosevelt in the State primary was
a controlling factor and that precedent as to the unit rule in State
of the Taft delegates, ought not to"
there is np doubt that the attitude
has been aggressive from the very
which Mr. Roosevelt has laid upon
the case and the manner in which
the California case was presented
to the convention, affected many
Haurall Drop Bomli.
Indeed. It was questionable at one
time whether the report of the commit
tee on credentials on the Taft delegate
would be adopted. This was espedaUy
true because when the roll was called
the Missouri delegation asked to be tem
porarllj passed. As the call proceeded
and the closeness of the ote was ap
parent, the Hawaiian delegation threw
a bombshell Into the Taft forces by vot
ing on the Roosevelt side. The Wash
ington delegates, seated by the National
Committee, had been hissed loudly when
they voted for the Taft delegates, but
their vote did not. as has been the case
previously, decide the question.
Secretary Hilles, who had a seat In the
rear of the platform, was busy counting
up the vote. After the call had been
concluded the State of Missouri was
called and there was a igh of relief
when the chairman of the delegation an
nounced that Missouri voted sixteen ayes
and twenty noes. It was this vote that
saved the Taft forces from aeteau
Johnson Falls to Bolt.
After the vote was stated there was a
quiver of expectation. It had been per
sistently rumored that California would
leave the hall If the decision favored
the seating of the contesUng delegates,
and aU eyes were turned to the place
In the convenUon hall where the Can
fornla delegation was seated. The dele
gates were In earnest conversaUon, but
nathlns- happenea. mere was no wuiu
Thlr nrotest was of meekest character.
Even Gov. Johnson, who had made an
emphatic and almost fiery speech ending
with a peroration lauums uwuio
Roosevelt a brilliant effort which failed,
however, to create an expected demon
stration did not leave the halt
There was evldenUy no fight left In
the delegation They were discouraged
because all day long the opposlUon had
been hammering at the Taft column, and
yet every vote had demonstrated that It
was absolutely Impregnable. There was
no significance, of course. In the vote of
COS on the Alabama case, because as
stated In these dispatches last night,
"Wisconsin voted to sustain lta member
of the National Committee. The Arizona
delegation was, bowerer, a test case, and
on this the Taft forces polled 564 votes.
Tito Itnrdl Yet to Come.
An analysis of the vote by which the
California delegates were seated, without
presenting the detail by States, shows
conclusively that President Taft has SH
votes on the Drat ballot, or fourteen
more than are necessary to nominate.
The nomination of the President Is now
universally conceded, although he has
still two dangerous hurdles In the Texas
and Washington contests. The former
will undoubtedly be seated (n his favor,
and there Is little question of the latter,
which Is a case not appealing to senti
ment, but dealing wholly with techlcall
ties. At the same time, the entire fourteen
votes of the State which have hitherto
been steadfasUy cast In the Taft column,
cannot be voted because under the rul
ing of Chairman Soot all delegates
whose contests are directly under con
sideration are debarred from participa
tion in the ron call. Notwithstanding this
compulsory loss from the Taft column.
Baltimore and. Ohio Railroad
Commuters Service oa Saturdays.
On Saturdays during June. July, Au
gust, and September train VA win leave
Washington for Baltimore and Inter
mediate points at 13J5 p. m. instead of
U.tB s. m
Taft touched the highwater mark
Convention to-day when, the report
be considered'. In addition to this,
of the California delegation, which
beginning, together with the stress
the President's friends are confident that
they can command the requisite major-'
There Is but little gossip as to the Vice '
presidency. It is certain that New Tork.
which ha stood loyally by the President,
will name the candidate, and It Is ex
pected that Mr. Sherman will again be
Delesates Slovr In Arriving;.
With the knowledge that members of
the committee on credentials had not
nearly completed its wqVk, delegates to
the convenUon were slow to move to
ward the Coliseum this morning for the
session scheduled to begin at u a. m.
Conflicting reports had rone abroad
as to the intention of the leaders. It was
variously rumored that there would be
a recess until g p. m., an adjournment
unUl to-morrow, and that the convenUon
would proceed to consider at once such
contested cases as. the committee had
decided at the convening hour.
ine general Impression was that an
adjournment would be taken, but some
Insisted that the Alabama, case waa to
De considered at once.
It was further reported that it mlrht
ue jurajr or weanesaay Derore a nom
ination was reached.
The gaUeries filled up very slowlv and
ten minutes after the scheduled time
for calling the convention to order hun
dreds of chairs were vacant.
Woman Sines to Crowds.
High above the noise from shuffling
feet and drifting chairs throughout the
big auditorium, rang out a clear soprano
In a coon song. A handsome woman
dressed in a blue tailored suit and wear
ing a big red hat appeared far up In the
bandstand. Just under the steel girders
of the roof, and. accompanied by the
orchestra, sang several songs.
At 11C0 word came from the creden
tial committee that opposition to a par
tial report had arisen. Pending further
word from the committee Chairman Root
made no move to call the convention to
In the luU the New Jersey delegates
sat in their seats and delivered th J.r.
laey yell that has become familiar In
xne convention.
"West Virginia answered Jersey, ajd
the shriU shriek of the OjtUtnr-ni.r,.
jumea in tor a time. But the demon'
stration did not develop and the yelling
k.u. " " Jclual
The Roosevelt delegates fmm Ui.
chusetts blossomed out with a new Roose
velt yen announcing their eighteen votes
for Roosevelt They'broucht New Jr.
ey, west Virginia, and California back
uj meir icei ana there was another at
tempt to start a demonstration. Antn
It subsided and the crowd settled back
u await tne fall of the gaveL
Ovation for Bryan.
The .Pennsylvania delegation
brought out a new yelL It. waa:
"Ray! Ray! Ray!
"Slxty-flve for Roosevelt!
"Ray! Ray! Ray!"
When William J. Bryan climbed tato
his seat in the press section, where he
settled down as an ordinary 'Reporter."
a wave of cheers swept tho big hah.
The band played "Should Old Acquaint
ance Re Forgot"
It tob then forty-five minute beyond
the scheduled hour for convening, but
Chairman Root, 'Senator Crane, James
E. Watson, Gov. 'Hadley. Senator Borah,
former Grov.. Fort o New Jersey, and
the other leaders of both-factlons sat
Continued on Paffe Three.
SLSS Baltimore and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until SrtO a. m. Train Monday All
Trains both way, including the Royal
AHft " UBr B aL.asisisisisisisisisisns
The Colonel talking; over the latest phase of the political situation
with nls-ruoit ardent admirer, his dans-liter, Mrs. Nicholas Lonar-
tSp worthi" lfrons a snapshot' taken, an Chleaso. y
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Nominee May Be Named
At To-night's Session;
Dark Horses Are Legion
Chicago, June H. Roosevelt Is routed,
the reactionaries are in the saddle. Who
will be nominated?
Taft and Sherman," Is the answer
that comes from Crane and Penrose to
night "Taft and Hadley, or Taft and Borah,"
is the reply of the men who want half
a compromise.
"Cummins," says one. of the full com
rromlse people. "Hadley," say the
"Hughes and Hadley." say BIU
Barnes, of New Tork. "Taft and Sher
man." is the best bet to-night Taft will
be offered the nomination. He will be
told that it doesn't look very bright for
him and asked If, In the interest of the
party ne nature Detter step asiae.
But those who know the President in
sist that he is utterly fatuous and be
lieves fondly that he win De elected. His
victory over Roosevelt he regard as a
great vindication.
If Taft insists be will be nominated.
If he is nominated the tall will in all
likelihood go with the hide, and Sherman
will be the Vice Presidential nominee.
Progressives Not Wllllnc
Every progressive thus far approached
with a Vice Presidential offer has flat
ly refused.
The last to be approached, Kenyon.
pointed out that he had Just been re
elected Senator from Iowa, and won't
trade a good six-year term for & shadowy
chance to the Vice Presidency, which Is
not of any consequence any way, com
pared to a Senatorshlp.
Borah has bad no offer, but he will
refuse one If he get Jt. that Is positive.
Hadley Is still- around with a lightning
rod on each shoulder, but the thunder-!
storm Df -Wednesday Is now fast dlsap-
pear,n& Al a ,na"?1 or 'ct th tnn
AntvM An tint hltv thot Via will
in control do not believe that he win
stand tied.
Kenyon peddled the Cummins boom
to Roosevelt and got a chilly reception,
but he is still being encouraged by Root
and Penrose. He is not yet sure whether
they are in earnest or Joking, but he is
in earnest and Cummins will be most
uttely the man in case of a compromise.
The vote of Wisconsin in the conven'
tion to-day indicated that the Taft peo
ple control that delegation, and will use
It when they like to prevent a nomina'
tion on the first ballot Nobody believes
that it la going to be a case of first
ballot, anyway. But on the second bal
lot -the Taft men on the Illinois. Ore
gon. Maryland, and Massachusetts dele
gations will be free to switch. That
will give plenty of votes for a nomina'
3fnr Nominate To-nlsht.
It is up to Mr. Taft Upon hi nerve
or the lack of it will depend whether
Lor not he gets the nomination.
Whether or not a nomination can be
made to-morrow night depend on the
attitude of the progresstniBtoward the
platform. The convention wilt meet at
10 o'clock to-morrow morning, and com
plete the acceptance of the report at
the committee on credentials. 'Then Root
tlSS to Baltimore and Return.
Saturday and Sunday via Pennsylvania
xuuiroaa. -.iicaeta gooa xo return, until 9tn I
a. m. .Monday. AU regular trains except I
win be elected ermanent chairman1,
probably by acclamation. This will ef
fect the permanent organization, and put
the real convention in business.
Root has announced that he will make
no speech. He will call for the reports
of committees. The committee on reso
lutions, whose members have been e
lected, one from each State and Terri
tory, by the various delegations, will
make the only Important report the
If the progressives so desire they can
demand that the platform be taken up
plank by plank, and voted upon. Debate
will be limited, but every vote requires a
roll call. A plank-by-plank discussion
could readily run into many hours, de
laying proceedings until Monday.
If the progressives are willing to vote
on the platform as a whole, debate will
be limited to three hours. Some states
man here may have a chance to spring
hlmrelf as a dark horse. It was on the
report of the committee on resolutions
that w J. Bryan made the crown of
thorns and cross of gold speech that got
him the Democratic nomination for the
Presidency in 1S36. Nine-tenths of the
men in the convention had never heard
of Bryan till he got up to talk on the
As scon a the platform is adopted,
nominations for President and Vice
President will.be- In order. As much time
as Is, necessary will be allotted to the
nomination. Nomination speeches win be
limited to an hour for each side. It Is
now possible that Roosevelt's same will
never be presented. If a compnpmlse
candidate is agreed on Taft's name'-wlll
not go before the convention. The one
man who Is absolutely certain to be nomi
nated la Robert M. La Follette. of Wis
consin. Vice Presidential nominations will con-
Visit the Convention City.
Baltimore Is beautifully decorated and
the Democratic hosts are arriving.
Quick hourly service via Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad 115 round trip to-day
and to-morrow.
Special to The Wuhisstoo RaiM.
Chicago, 111., June 21. Every effort is now being made -to
rush the work of the- convention so as to conclude the renomma
tion of the President at the session to-morrow night The news
paper correspondents here, several hundred in number, are
anxious to get to .Baltimore to vsee the beginning of the figfit
against the selection of Judge Parker as temporary chairman,
and thes-managers .of the convention are anxious to oblige them
if it can be done.
, In this connection it is interesting to know that "Mr. Bryan
has canceled his contracts to report the Democratic Convention
for a syndicate of newspapers. This means that he wants to be
free to take a hand in the fight, and he may have an eye upon
the nomination.
Steamer, J.nden with Excursionists,
Bnrna to Water's Edge.
Vienna, June a. Twenty-nine lives
were lost in the destruction of a passen
ger steamer by Are to-day en the Dan
ube. The Haungarlan passenger steamer
Queen Elizabeth was carrying a party of
excursionists up the historic river when
the boat was discovered on fire.
The flames spread with surprising ra
pidity, and a panic ensued among the
passengers. Many Jumped, overboard,
while other tried to get at the lifeboats.
Some managed to swim ashore, but
twenty-nine were drowned. One paaen
ger, seeing that death, was Inevitable,
shot, himself.
Bryan Not to Run;
Wife Won't Let Him
Declare His Friends
Baltimore, ML, June ZL-lt WlUIam
Jennings Bryan wlshe to make a light
for the Democratic Presidential nomi
nation, be will have to overcome the ob
jections lnterpoed by Mr. Bryan. So
declare H. H. Hughe, of Missouri, to
day. Mr. Hughes, who is a wealthy
mine owner and friend of the Bryan
family, said to-day that CoL Bryan bad
promised his wife that he would not
seek the nomination. Mr. Hughe be
lieves, hoever. that when the conven
tion meets there wUl be an unprece
dented demand on the part of the rank
and file for him. to run. and that the
objection of Mr. Bryan will be wept
Mr. Hughe predict the nomination of
Mr. Bryan on the fourth or fifth ballot
after a demonstration that will eclipse
that In his honor In the Denver conven.
tion four year ago. He said he has
made a tour of the country, urging all
the old Bryan guard to go to Baltimore
and whoop things up for the Neerasaan.
Charles W. Bryan, brother of the
Nebraskan. Js due here to-night, and
will look after CoL Bryan' interest.
Direct telephonic communication between
the Bryan headquarters here and air.
Brvan In Chicago has been established.
It Is believed that Mr Bryan win
atrairhten out the temporary chairman'
ship tangle to the satisfaction of the
colonel. He Is regarded as an astute
solltlcian and as resourceful and far
seeing as his famous brother He has
been a) prominent figure at all the Demo
cratic National inventions since isn.
Mrs. William Jennings Br an will ac
company the colonel here.
Wreck on Ensllih Railroad.
Liverpool. England. June 2L The Leeds
express on the Northwestern Railway,
was wrecked at Todmorden In Lanca
shire, this afternoon, and three coaches
demolished. Four person were killed
and Tour of the Injured died within Mi
hour -re"" "I -
sume three more hours, including the
The State delegations not already in
structed as to who to make national
committeemen will meet in their seats
and select their committeemen. These
will be reported, approved by the con
vention, and the Job will be done.
Representative Flood of Virginia and
Randolph Anderson, of Savannah. Ga.,
grandson of Jefferson Davis, have been
selected by the Underwood supporters to
make seconding speeches at the Balti
more convention. Other Democrata will
be chosen In a short time to deliver
speeches following the keynote speech
of Senator Bankhead.
It Is the plan of the Underwood forces
to advance on Baltimore In a body next
Monday, according to a decision reached
at a conference in the majority floor
leader's office yesterday, attended by Mr.
Underwood, Senator Bankhead of Ala
bama, his campaign manager. Repre
sentative Heflin, Representative Clayton,
and other supporters of the Alabamlan.
Red fire and oratory, with street pa
rades ana torcnugni processions, are tne
tactics to be followed In the convenUon
city to advance Underwood's chances.
Some of the Underwoodltes want to
substitute Representative Heflin for Sen
ator Bankhead as the nominating speak
er, and the leaders are working hard to
prevent this schism from causing hard
feeling in the ranks.
Brandt Loses Ills Appeal.
Albany, N. Y., June It Foulko E.
Brandt former valet .for Mortimer L.
Schlff, lost in the Court of Appeals to
day. The court unanimously affirmed the
appellate division order, and remanded
Brandt back to Clinton Prison to serve
hi thirty-year term.
Sub-cominittee Answers Nebraskan's Action
by Appointing Strong Parker Men to Ar
range Temporary Organization.
Baltimore, June 21. William
avowed nine candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination
to join him in opposing the election of Alton B. Parker as temporary
chairman has not created the wild furor in the convention city which
evidently the Nebraskan thought it would. At its session to-day the
committee of arrangements of the National Comrnittee, which yester
day, by a plurality vote, called Judge Parker for the post, calmly met
the Bryan ultimatum by appointing a subcommittee on rules and or
ganization of the convention, nearly every member of which is known
to be hostile to the thrice defeated nominee of the party-
Chairman Norman E. Mack, who placed Parker's name before
the committee of arrangements for temporary chairman, says that he
received a letter from Mr. Bryan a short time ago in which the Ne
braskan positively asserted that he would not accept the temporary
chairmanship of the convention if it should be tendered to him. He
did not signify a choice for the position. It goes without saying that
had Bryan desired the place it would have been given to him without
a struggle on practically the same principle that governed the com
mittee's action in awarding the empty honor to Judge Parker, who,
besides Bryan, is the only living former nominee of the party.
Bryan has announced his wish to be a member of the platform
committee. Nobody heretofore has expressed the slightest opposition
to his being made chairman of that vitally important committee should
his fellow delegates from Nebraska see fit to make him their repre;
tentative io help formulate the party's jemrnciation-of" principles. 'Bnt
he may now haveto fignt hard it hewbs the chairmanship of flier
platform committee. He has aroused antagonism which, although
not outspoken at present, will assert itself 'vigorously on the floor' of
the convention should he persist in"
his announced determination to
have the convention open with a
wrangle that may be almost as bit
ter and prolonged as that at Chi-
"If Mr. Bryan is bound to raise a
flaht" ssid Clark HowelL nt Georgia, the
oldest member of the National Committee
In point of service, and who has been a
stanch supporter of the Nebraskan in all
his campaigns." we will give him what he
wants and lick him Into the bargain."
It Is expected that Bryan win start his
fight at the meeting of the National
Committee Monday morning He has
sent word here that he will leave Chicago
to-morrow morning for Baltimore. This
will site him all of Sunday tn which to
survey the situation at close range. P T
Hall, the Nebraska member or tne com
mittee, is wiling to give Bryin his proxy
for the committee meeting Monday. He
did this when the tuU committee held its
last meeting in Washington in January
to select the place for the convention.
At that meeting Mr. Bryan waa over
whelmingly defeated In his light to oust
CoL James M. Guffey. of Pennsylvania,
from the organization. The vote by which
he waa then beaten was almost two to
Omitted Three Candidates.
A feature of the Bryan demand which
has aroused most Interest Is that he ad
dressed it to only six of the open candi
dates. He omitted Harmon. Underwood,
an Marshall from the list to whom he
wired the demand with the request that
answers be telegraphed to nim at Chi
cago. How many answers or the nature
of them. If any have been sent Is not
known here.
"I am glad he did not send his tele-
cram, to Underwood, said benator J M.
Bankhead. national manager of the Ala
baman's campaign.
"If he had dene so. I dare say he
would have received a curt answer, if
any. We shall abide willingly by the
committee on arrangementa' selection of
Judge Parker. The New Yorker must
have been regarded by Bryan as pro
gressive enough when he was loyally
supporting the Nebraskan In his three
Committeeman Johnston, of Texas,
says that, anticipating some such action
on the part of Bryan, a partial poll of
the delegates has been made, and that
to date they show a solid phalanx of
560 out of the LOW vote of the conven
tion that can safely be counted to fight
against Bryan's dictating to the delegates
what they shall do.
Hatl Hoped for Harmony.
"If discord Is created at the "very be
ginning of the convention, which may
extend Into the campaign ahead of us."
added CoL Johnston, "Mr. Bryan will
have nobody but himself to blame. We
bad hoped, until he sent out that tele
gram, that the utmost harmony would
prevail throughout our proceedings. We
have maintained harmony in our ranks
when we were all fighting for Bryan,
but we can't be expected to continue this
peaceful policy if he Is determined to
lay down the law to us. In my opinion,
he will be defeated in the committee and
again defeated if he precipitates a fight
on the floor of the convention."
The Wilson people were a mum a oys
ters. The Harmon people, although say
ing nothing for publication, professed
to be greatly cheered by the Nebras
kan' course. They are stilt claiming,
with an air of serene confidence, the
nomination of lUnde Jud" on the fourth
ballot and now soma of them profess to
believe that the situation created by
Mr, Bryan's latest move will bring vic
LOO to Frederick and Hagerstowa and
Baltimore & Ohio, from Union Sta
tion at 8 a. nu Sunday, June 2J. Re
turning same day.
J.' Bryan's demand upon six of the?
tory to thejr standard on the third bal
lot Speaker Clark's representative have
shown not the slightest uneasiness ovetf
the incident
By action of the committee of ar
rangementa to-day, it Is believed that
the convenUon win not be Involved In a,
dispute over the old two-thirds rule.
CoL John T McGraw. of West Vir
ginia, a Wilson supporter. Introduced a
resolution for the abrogation of the
two-thirds rule at to-days meeting and
it was decided to send it to the full
committee without recommendation. This
it is believed, disposes of the question
completely, so far as this convenUon Is
The committee on rules and organiza
tion, which will have control of the con
vention until a permanent organlzaUon
is effected. Is composed of the following:
Wade, of Iowa. Howell, of Georgia, Mc
Graw. of Wast Virginia. Johnston, of
Texas, and Mack, of New York. Not
more than one of them. Wade, is known
to be sufficiently under the Influence or
Bryan to repud ate at his behest the
committee cf arrangements- selection of
Ju, Parker for temporary chairman.
Wires Bryan He Believes All Should
Work for Harmony at
Speaker Clark does not intend to Join
Bryan in his fight to prevent the selec
tion of Alton B Parker, of New York,
as temporary chairman of the BalUmors
convention. In. a telegram sent by tho
Speaker yesterday to CoL Bryan. Mr
Clark declares that the supreme consid
eration Is to avoid discord. Here is the
Speaker's reply:
"Have consulted with committee hav
ing my Interests in charge, and agree
with them that the supreme considera
tion should be to prevent any discord
in the convention
"Friends of mine on the subcommittee
of arrangements have already presented
the name of Hon. Otlie James to the
subcommittee. I believe that If all Join
in the interests of harmony in an ap
peal to the entire National Committee)
to avoid controversies in matters of or
ganisation that the committee will so
arrange as to leave the platform and
the nomination of candidates as the only
real issues on which delegates need di
vide." The Clark supporters desire not to
align themselves against the New York
leaders, who are anxious to hae Parker
(Bene a temporary chairman. Speaker
iiarjca political lieutenant are angling
for the support or the ninety unlnstruct
ed members "of the New York delegation.
There have been rumor here for the
last several days of a working agree
ment between Speaker Clark and Charles
E. Murphy, the Tammany leader While
the acquiescence of Speaker Clark In the
selection of Parker as temporary chair
man seems to Indicate that there may
be some truth in the reports of an alli
ance, no other confirmation has been, ob
tained. Charles K. Crisp, of Georgia, parlia
mentarian of the House of.' Representa
tives, ha beenN appointed parliamentary
aid to the chairman of the Baltimore
Convention. Mr. Crisp received a tele
gram yesterday from National Commit
teeman Clark Howell. Informing him of
his appointment
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