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like searching for the proverbial needle [ 1 in a hay Stack. I Called to Order at 18:16. j I Chairman Mack dropped his gavel at! j. 12:16 p.m.. wit.i the announcement: "The1 <. convention will be in order, 'lhe ser J geant-at-arms will clear the aisles." ?J Confusion followed as the officials en deavored to ret the delegates and spec tators into their seats. A moment after Chairman Mack began .'pounding for order Judge Parker. accom Smied by Judge Morgan J. O'Brien of ew York, appeared making his way up the wrong ai.?le in search of the New J York delegation. A cry of "Parker. Parker." came from the" galleries, but the former candidate was not generally recognized. "Torn" Taggart arrived and took a place on th" stage. . relegates, late in Betting hv the door keepers. caused much confusion on the -floor and dela>ed the beginning of pro ceedings Indiana Refuses Kern Support. Mr. Bryan receive word that Indiana. .Senator Kern's home state, had decided -by twenty-on" to six to support Judge I'arker and uphold the national commit tee This n*ws was taken b\ many dele gates to mean defeat to the Nebraskan in his first great tight of the convention. Mr. Bryan appeared no to be disturbed. As the sergpant-at-arnis endeavored in \ain to subdue the confusion an excited, disheveled individual forced his way to the front of the hall and yelled: "Tell Chairman Mark there are 1 ~?0 delegates in line outside the door who can't get in." Again the convention was delayed to allow the delegates time to get into the hall. Delegate Piatt of New Jersey forced his may through the crowd carrying a hig hnnch of hananas. He distributed the fruit among the Jersey delegates. "Just exercising a little foresight;'' he i omniented. "we don't intend to starve if this session is prolonged." Ar another effort was made to secure order. T^ere was a semblance ??f rjuiet and Chairman Mack directed the r*adine of the. call for the convention. It was read by Thomas F. Smith, secre tary of Tammany Hall, New York. The aisles were still pretty well choked up. but the delegates were good natured about it and endeavored to help straight en out the tangle. Prayer by Cardinal Gibbons. Following the call Chairman Mack in troduced Cardinal Gibbons for the invoca tion. The great audience rose and stood during the prayer. The grerat vaulted convention hall was steeped in silence. The attention of the delegates was such" that the cardinal's voice easily carried to the farthest corners of the hall. The ef fort of the arehi^cts to gain an effect in acoustics had been crowned with suc cess. - * J1-' *" There was a remarkable demonstration as the cardinal closed. There was'scat tering applause at first and then a great wave of handclapping and cheering broke Out over the audience. ?" *"* As th# demonstration subsided Senator Kern, Bryan's candidate for temporary chairman, entered the hall. In a mo ment one of the galleries behind the plat form started a cheer for Bryan. "Bryan! Bryan!" they shouted, and dis order broke loose again. Mack pounded his gavel in vain for several-minutes, but finally obtained enough quiet to proceed. National Committee Beports. Chairman Mack directed the announce ment of the report on temporary or ganization. Assistant Secretary Smith began, to read: ?Temporary chairman?Alton B. Parker of New York." He was interrupted by a cheer. The band joined in with "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," the music drowning out the dem onstration. The secretary then proceeded with the announcement of the other officers. As (he list was finished Wt. Bryan ?tepped forward The crowd caught ?ight of him for the first time and there was a storm of cheering. Mr. Bryan shook his head, held up his hand and made other attempts to quell tiie outburst. This failing, the band be gan to play. Mr. Bryan sat down, fan- : ning himself nervously with a big palm , leaf. , The band stopped and Mr. Bryan plead ed for quiet. The cheering continued, , ?however, for two minutes, the galleries being the last to subside. Bryan Nominates Kern. "Gentlemen of the Convention: "I rise to place in nomination for tem porary chairman of this convention the name of Hon. John W. Kern of Indiana." A cheer greeted the announcement. Mr. Bryan again appealed for quiet. "And in thus dissenting from the judg ment of our national committee," he con tinued. "I recognize that the burden of proof is on me to overthrow the assump tion of the committee that it is represent ing in this instance the wishes of the party and the country. "I call your attention to the fact that our rules provide that the oommittee's i ecommeniation Is not final Three Times a Standard Bearer. "If any of you ask for my credentials, if you inquire why 1, a mere delegate from one of the smaller states, should present a name and ask you to accept it, 1 beg to ttfll you that in three campaigns I have been the champion of the demo cratic party's principles, and have re ceived the votes of six million democrats. If that is not proof that I have the confi dence of the democrats of this nation 1 ahall not attempt to produce proof. "I remind you that confidence reposed in a human being carries with it oertaln re sponsibilities."' Mr. Bryan said he would not deserve this confidence If he were not willing to meet defeat and humiliation in Its de fense. "I recognize that a man cannot carry on - a political warfare in defense of the peo ple for twenty years without making ene mies. and J recognize that those enemies have been active every moment, and are ?rtive now. "Thb> fact' that 1' have lived is proof Cardinal Gibbons' Prayer. BALTIMORE, June 25.-Cardinal Gibbons delivered the Invocation at the opening of the democratic national convention. He spoke as follows: I V. "We pray Thee. O God of might wisdom and justice, through whom 1 authority is rightly administered, j laws are enacred and judgment de creed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit j of counsel and fortitude, the Presi dent of these United State?, that his administration may be conduct ' ed in righteousness, and be efrii ; nentlv useful to Thy people, over whom he presides, by encouraging ' due respect for virtue and religion, j by a faithful execution of the laws of justice and mercy and by re straining vice and immorality. "Let the light of Thy divine wis dom direct the deliberations of this convention and shinf forth in all its proceedings and enactments, so that they may tend to the preser : vatlon of peace, and good will and the promotion of concord and har mony. "May authority be exercised with out despotism, and liberty prevail ! without license. May this conven tion demonstrate once more to the j American people and to the world ; at large that the citizens of the I'nited States have solved the prob i lem of self-government by exer j cislng and tolerating the broadest I 1 and most untrammeled freedom of j discussion In their political assem blies, without dethroning reason and without invading the sacred and inviolable domain of law and | of public order. I "May the delegates assembled to select a candidate for chief magis trate be ever mindful that they are the sons of the same HPaven'>" ^a~ ther. that they are the brothers of the same national family, that they are fellow citizens of the same glorious republic, that they are joint heirs of the same heritage of freedom, and may it he their high est ambition to transmit this pre cious inheritance, unimpaired, to their children and their children's children. May the consciousness of this community of interests or of destiny banish from their hearts all bitterness, hatred and ill will, and inspire them with sentiments of genuine charity, benevolence and mutual respect and forbear ance. "We recommend likewise to Thy unbounded mercy all our brethren and fellow citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the Knowledge and sanc tified In the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved In union and In that peace which the world cannot give and after enjoying the blessings o? this life they may be admitted to those which are eternal." that I have not deserted the people. If 1 had forgotten them they would not have remembered me. "I take for my text this morning the text the committee has been kind enough to put on the walls for me He then quoted the big banner on the wall which, under a picture of Andrew Jackson, reads: "He never sold the truth to serve the hour." "That is the language of the hero of Montlcello. I would not be worthv of 7m* pELtfATC WHO twKI? UKC Ti?FT the support I have received If I had been willing to "sell the truth for the houi-' at this time." The delegates smiled at the reference to "Montlcello," for the quotation was not from Jefferson, but from Jackson. "Let me free myself from any criticism that any one may have made or may at tempt to make hereafter. Bryan's Efforts for H&rmony. "Is there any other delegate in this convention of over one thousand who tried earlier than I to secure harmony in this convention? "At the end of sixteen years of battle," continued Mr. Bryan. "I find the things I have fought for triumphant not only in my own party, but in the republican party as well." This sally was met with applause. Mr. Bryan said he clearl;' was entitled to the privilege of speaking and rejoicing with his party. He said lie had been more anxious for harmony than for the opportunity to address the party. "In the committee." said Mr. Bryan, "th??friends of Mr. Clark and Mr. Wil son were unable to agree upon a can didate." But Bryan faid later they had agreed upon Mr. Parker. , > "1 submit to you that the plan that \ presented and favored was a plan for securing harmony; the ?>lan the committee favored was not designed to secure harmony. ? 'This is 110 ordinary occasion; this Is an epoch-making convention. It has been a long tight, requiring courage and sacrifice. I know men in humble walks of life risking their positions with big railroad corporations to as sist us in this fight for progressive principles. "I have known men engaged in busi ness and carrying loans at banks who have been threatened with bankruptcy; yet they have defied the bosses and walked up beside the masses to oppose the forces of predatory wealth. "I hare seen lawyers take their future in their hands to oppose the evil influences of the time. "I have seen this struggle *0 on. I've seen men who never made a speech be fore go out and spend weeks of their time in public speaking in behalf of the cause. Now the song of victory should be sung by one who had the burden of the fight." Another cheer interrupted. Praises Kern's Fidelity. "John W. Kern has beqp faithful every day of that sixteen years. It has cost him time, money and the wear of body and mind. He has been free with all he had. Four years ago it was John W. Kern who stood by ?ne and helped me take the last stronghold. He helped me uphold the policy of publicity of cam paign contributions which has now swept the counury. "It was John W. Kern who stood with me on that Denver platform which de manded the election of senators by direct vote of the people. Now he is in the Senate, where he can show the American people how big an American senator should be." "He helped in the fight for that amend ment authorising an income tax and he has lived to see the President who was opposed to it take that plank out of our platform and make two houses of Congress and thirty-four states pass It. "And now he is leading a fight In the United States Senate to purge that body of Ix)rimer. What better pian could we have to open a convention?" Parker Supporters Interrupt. "Parker, Parker," interrupted a number of delegates, and the call swept the arm ory. "I repeat what better man could we find " "Parker, Parker," broke out tlis dele gates. Mr. Bryan stopped for a moment. "What better man could we And to represent the militant spirit of demo cracy?" Chairman Mack pounded loudly for order and got it. "When I now ? contrast. * continued Bryan, when quiet was secured, "the candidate presented by the committee I can do it without Impeaching his char acter or his good intent. But not every man of good character and good intent is worthy to sound the keynote of a progressive convention." "There are seven million republicans in this country, or were at the last election, and I have never doubt??d most of them were men of high character ana good Intent, but we would not invite any .of them to be temporary chairman of our convention." Cheers and cries of "Oh." mingled throughout the hall. . | "We have a great many democrats who vote the ticket, but are not <6 syrtip$th? with the purposes of the party." ? - - Mr. Bryan said he spoke for Parkey in 1A04. but was not in sympathy with the candidate or the men who stood behind his nomination. Again there <ame an interruption and cries of "Parker." No Time for Sweet Phrases. "And T assume that no friend of ! Judge Parker's will contend that he ' was satisfied in 1908 with all the can- | didates or all the plans and purposes i of our platform. This is no time fori a campaign of pleasant words and sweet phrases."' "We are writing history today," con tinued Mr. Bryan, "and this conven tion is to announce to the country whether this convention is to take up the challenge thrown down at Chi cago by a convention controlled by predatory wealth or answer it by our selves submitting to predatory wealth, and give the country no party." Applause again interrupted him. "We need not deceive ourselves that that which is done m a national conven tion is done in secrecy. We act at last under the eyes of the gentlemen of the pless, who know what we do and who told us to do it. "And the delegates of this conven tion must not presume upon the ignor ance of the people who didn't come be cause they had not influence enough to be elected delegates or money enough to pay their expenses. "And these people well know that the influences that dominated the Chicago convention, and made it a farce, that these interests are here and more brazen ly at work than they were at Chicago." "1 appeal to you! Tvet the commence ment of thiH convention be such that democrats ran raise up their heads among their fellows and say: " 'The democratic party is unafraid.' You can't frighten it with your Ryans or buy it with your Belmonts." Here a roar of cheers broke from the delegates and galleries. Hats were swung in the air and the cheers swept toward the stage. But the demonstration was short and Bryan continued. Recalls Fight of 1904. "My friends." said Mr. Bryan, "if the candidate of the committee were an un known man we would judge him by the forces that are back of him. We know who the candidate is. We know he is the man chosen eight years ago, when the party, beaten for eight years, thought it might be well to try to win with those who had defeated us in the two previous campaigns." Again came the interrupting cries of "Parker! Parker." "The country," he continued, "has not forgotten that that convention was in fluenced in its action by promises of large campaign funds from Wall street, and they have not forgotten the fact that after a corporation management of the campaign had alienated the rank and file of the party Wall street threw the parti down and elected a republican," They have not forgotten that when the vote was counted we had a million and a quarter ^ss votes than In the two cam paigns before and a million and a quar ter less than in the next campaign. "They have not forgotten that when the same man, backed by the same influences, who is to be forced on a progressive party to open a progressive campaign. While Mr. Bryan was speaking Thomas F. Ryan was sitting on the convention floor. "You ask why I know that speech would not be satisfactory when 1 have not read it." said Mr. Bryan. "I tell you it is the man not the words that make the speech." Here a roar of groans and cheers again interrupted. Movement of Democracy. "We have been passing through a great educational age, and the democratic movement has been sweeping all before it around the world." he continued Here Mr. Bryan referred to recent events in Russia. Persia. Turkej and China as proving the advance of the democratic idea throughout the world. "And." he said, "while the outside world has been marching douoie quick toward Kreater freedom our beloved nation has been keeping step and popular govern ment has grown and grown." "The man whom I present has been the leader of the progressive cause in his state and once joint leader in the nation. I challenge you to show where any where in his history the man presented by thf committee has gone out to aid the parly before a convention. "Now, this is the situation: The demo cratic party has been the leader " Mr. Bryan was interrupted agairv with the cries of "Parker, Parker." Chair man Mack pounded for order. "The democratic party has led this fight until it has stimulated the re publican hosts to go and do likewise, and at last appear wiling to trust the people with control of their own gov ernment. Out of the Wilderness. "I repeat w e have been traveling in the wilderness. We now come in sight of the promised land. During all the many years of darkness progressive democracy has been the people's pillar of fire by night. "I pray you, delegates, now that dkwn of day has come, do not rob the people of the right to have our party as their pillar of cloud by day." This brought the Bryan sympathizers to their feet, and Mr. Bryan let It stand as his closing words. Kern Urges Compromise. Senator Kern followed Mr. Bryan to the front of the platform. There was much speculation as to what he would say. It Was said he would decline the nomi nation and urge Mr. Bryan in his place. "I must state my reason for not desir ing to enter the contest for temporal y chairman of this convention," began Senator Kern. "I believe that by forty years of service to the party I have gained the right to a hearing before this convention. I hail from the state of In diana, which will soon place before this convention the name of Gov. Thomas R. Marshall as a candidate for President." "I desire to take no part in this con vention- that would militate against his interests." said Kern. "I have been for many years a friend of Judge Parker. Many years ago we met in a hotel in Europe and became warm personal friends. Prom that time on I have en joyed his friendship and he has had mine. "Eight years ago I enlisted under his banner for the nomination, influenced? largely on account of my friendship." ??I believe Judge Parker Is as earnestly desirous of democratic success^ this year as 1 am,'' continued Senator Kern, amid applause. All democrats, he said, de sired harmony that victory might be at tained. ? I appeal for that kind of harmony lhat will bring victory." Mr. Kern's purpose at last became known. He appealed to Judge Parker to join him in urging some man like Senator Jamep A. O'Gorman as the compromise, candidate. He declared the discord would cease if-Judge Parker and his as sociates would agree or any one of the following, in addition to Senator O'Gor man: Senator Culberson of Texas,- Senator Luke Lea of Tennessee. Representative Clajtoiv of Alabama, former Gov, James E. Campbell of Ohio or former Gov. Folk of Missouri. Convention Taken by Surprise. Senator Kern made his challenge to the New York delegation direct. I It was a remarkable scene, and took the convention entirely by surprise. Judge Parker was seen in animated con versation with his colleagues. Judge Parker said to anxious inquirers that Representative Fitzgerald of New York soon would speak for him. In the meantime the convention was in wild disorder. Senator Kern still held tue floor as Chairman Mack pounded for order. 3 Kern Nftminates Bryan. Senator Kern took the delegates to task for deriding Mr. Bryan. He said he could he killed, but it would not be homicide. '"It would he suicide. It would bring shame and sorrow to six million people in this land." "1 have made my appeal," said Mr. Kern. "What is my response? If there is no response let the responsibility rest where it should. If this is to be a con test between the people and the powers, I am not fit to be its leader, if my propo sition is to be ignored, there is only one man fit to lead the hosts of progress. That man has been at the forefront for I sixteen years. William Jennings Bryan. "If you must have flght. then the leader must be worthy of the cause; that leadrr must be Mr. Bryan." Senator Kern sat down amid cheers and jeering, and Mr. Bryan again arose. Bryan Agrees to Run. Mr. Bryan said lie tried to get the com mittee to agree on a progressive. He said he urged Senator-elect James to be the leader In the fight, but he could not consent. He went next to Senator O'Gorman and then at last he appealed to Senator Kern. "I stand ready to support any progres sive who will lead," he added, "but if no other progressive appears I shall accept the leadership and let you express through me your advocacy or opposition to the principles we have fought for six teen years." I Theodore Bell of California took the platform as Bryan returned to his seat. Cardinal Gibbons left the stage during the confusion following Mr. Bryan's state ment and passed out of the armory. Bell Defends Parker. "I stand in Baltimore for the same kind! of democracy for which I stood in Dencer four years ago," declared Bell. "I should I not have presided over that convention if my democracy had not received the ap proval of the distinguished gentleman from Nebraska." In the present flght. he said, it was with keen regret that he could not sup port either Mr. Bryan or Mr. Kern, but! would cast his vote in favor of Alton B. J Parker. I This called out a demonstration from the anti-Bryan forces. It was of short duration, however, and I Mr. Bell continued. He said he did not believe there were any sinister influences at work behind Judge Parker. Many I loyal friends of Mr. Bryan would vote tor j Judge Parker. ; "Their votes will be cast, he said, in I the belief that Judge Parker's democracy in the past " ... . ^ Shouts of "Bryan. Bryan, interrupted the speaker. They came largely from the galleries. Sergeant-at-Arms Martin ap pealed for order, threatening to clear the galleries. For a long time hlB efforts were vain. Quiet was restored at last, and Bell as serted that Judge Parker's democracy had withstood the severest tests to which anv man's democracy could be subjected, and had received the approval of Mr. j Bryan In 1904. Again the disorder broke out in the gal leries, and was quelled with difficulty. [ Twelve Animals Feature of Procession of Clark Boom ers From This City. From a Staff Correspondent. BALTIMORE, June ^.".?Baltimore's muddy streets and fearful noise drew howls from the Missouri hound dogs at the head of a procession of several hun dred Washington Champ Clark boosters who paraded through town to convention hall this morning. The dogs, twelve in number, were the distinguishing feature of the parade of the National Champ Clark Democracy League. They wer spick and span when Creed M. Fulton, president, and George P. Hart, secretary, of the league, helped them off the train, but it rained in Baltimore to day and the downtown streets were black with mud. The league's two bands played the great Champ Clark Houn' Dawg song and the several hundred Clark boosters from the National Capital yelled and sang. But the Missouri hound dogs did not care for the noise. They cringed and shuddered every time an auto horn would toot. Made a Great Noise. By the time the parade passed the Clark headquarters in the Emerson the dogs ap peared to have been kicked ardund to the fullest heart's content of the bitterest Wilson adherents. However, the Wash lngtonians made an awful noise. They made twice as much as the several thou sand Tammany men who came in yester day as quietly as a fall of snow. They beat the Underwood army by several degrees of noise, and they had the Wilson parade looking like a Quaker meeting. At the head of the parade an enthu siastic company of boys carried banners bearing the names of the states carried by Clark. The parade attracted great at tention. As it passed on beyond the Clark head quarters "Con" Kenealy found that Bal timore's muddy streets were no place tor him to parade in and he fell out of line. As he gazed upward at the bunting-be decked hotel with his "Clark and Sulxer" hat band, two newsboys looked up at him and gasped. "Gee." said one of them. "He's the big gest man I ever saw." E. G. Colored Barber Reported Kissing. William H. Marshall, a colored man, who has conducted a barber shop at 1st and B streets southeast, a number of years. Is reported missing. His sister told the police that "his mind is not right." Marshall stored his effects, his sister said, and Went awav. ,last Saturday. Ha Is a member of several fraternal organizations. Call on President to Talk Over Convention. mr. Mckinley a visitor Doubts Roosevelt's Statement He Could Have Been Nominated. PRAISE FOR NEGRO DELEGATES Refused to Yield to Offers of Large Sums for Their Votes at Convention. Confidence in the re-election of Presi dent Taft was the noticeable feature of today's event# at the White House, where many distinguished republican leaders, just back from Chicago, called on the President to talk of the conven tion and of the future. Representative McKinley, who was the Taft manager in the campaign fight that ended successfully at Chicago, spent three hours with President Taft last night, and more than an hour this morning. Mr. McKinley said he was glad the cam paign was over. He said he had gone into it last winter with the distinct un I derstanding that he would be allowed to retire after the convention, and he would do so. Mr. McKinley said that the executive committee of nine of the republican na tional committee will be in Washing ton next Monday and will then arrange the date for the official notification to Mr. Taft and at the same time pick a chairman of the committee tvho^ will erno *ct the presidential flght. C. P. Hiller.. the President's private secretary, w'll be made chairman of the commit ter. "He will be an excellent man for the position," said Mr. McKinley. "He has done some fine work in the last five months. Doubts Colonel's Statement. Mr. McKinley smiled broadly over the statement of Col. Roosevelt that the coT onel could have been nominated at Chi cago if he had agreed to certain condi tions on the part of southern delegates. "To any one knowing the situation in Chicago last Saturday the statement of Col. Roosevelt that he could have had the nomination that day is exceedingly amus ing." said Mr. McKinley. "At no time did he ever have a chance." I Mr. McKinley then paid high praise to the negro delegates of the south, who were instructed for Taft and remained true to their instructions. "They showed their manhood and honor in no unmistakable way." he said, "and their attitude at Chicago will reflect credit upon the race everywhere. We had five affidavits showing that negro dele gates had been tempted with large sums of money, fcut had declined. Many of the negro delegates were well-to-do men, hut there were many others whp were not well situated financially, and the tempta tions were great. All ofTers, though, were turned down indignantly. The President is deeply pleased with the manly stand of the negro delegates." Senator Bradley of Kentucky also praised the negro delegates. "The black man stood firm for his honor and the right at Chicago," said the Kentucky senator, who had seen the President, and who predicts the re-election of the Presi dent. Other visitors to the President were Senators Smoot. Sutherland, Curtis, Gug genheim and Jones and Representatives Mondell, Pray, Dodds and Dalzell. Mr. Berri a Visitor. William Berrl of Brooklyn, a delegate at large from New York at the Chicago convention, talked some time with Presi dent Taft todfcy, and was the President's guest at luncheon later In the afternoon. "President Taft will carry New York In November," said Mr. Berri. "There is only one democrat who could carry that state against the President and he will not be nominated at Baltimore. His name Is before the convention, but he stands no chance, as I see it. Col. Roose velt has 110 chance In New York, and I believe that he will eventually conclude not to attempt to make the race for Presi dent at the head of the new party ticket." The first cabinet meeting since the nomination of the President was held to day, and there was much political gos sip although the precarious status of a number of the appropriation bills also came up for discussion. No general policy to be pursued in the coming campaign will be mapped out by the President and his political and cabinet advisers for some time to come. LOAN REJECTED BY CHINA Will Seek Fund With No String Attached?City of Chang Chow Threatened. China has rejected the loan proposed by the international banking group, as well as the scheme for the foreign ad- : ministration of the salt monopoly, it is believed this action was taken because j of the provision in the loan agreement 1 for foreign supervision and control of the expenditure of the loan. It is not known what the next step will be, but there Is some apprehension that the Chi nese government may attempt to obtain funds from some of the other European nations not party to the six-power agree ment. Four Chinese cabinet officers, members of the Tong Shao-yi party, have ten dered their resignations, but they have not been accepted. These ministers are all from the south of China, and demand ed complete control in their respective departments. City of Chang1 Chow Threatened. AMOY, China, June 25.?A force of 4,000 Chinese counter-revolutionists is reported today to be occupying a strong position in the mountains along the North river, about fifty miles from this city, and to be threatening the city of Chang Chow. HARVESTER CASE HEARING. Court to Open Proceedings for Dis solution in September. ST. PAUL., Minn., June 25.?Judge W. H. Sanborn of the United States cir cuit court of appeals will begin hearing testimony in the government proceedings for the dissolution of the International Han-ester Company on September 16, it is announced. The suit was filed here the latter part of April. The answer of the defendants must be filed by August 1. DROPS DEAD WHILE JOKING. Apoplexy Fatal to Joseph Sturgis, Former Turf Figure. NEW YORK, June 25.?Joseph Sturgis was joking with friends while taking tickets at the National League base ball park here yesterday, when he suddenly dropped dead of apoplexy. He was formerly well known to follow ers of horse racing as a bookmaker, an4 an original member of the Metropolitan Racing Association. Rainy Weather No Bar to Tag Day Enthusiasts. INDICATIONS OF SUCCESS Leaders Anticipate Approximately $3,000 Will Be Raised. SALE WILL BE ON TOMORROW Walter Johnson and "Germany" Schaefer Among the Base Ball Flay era to Assist. Despite frequent drizzle? of rain during tho oarlv morning and generally threat ening weather, reports received at noon today in the Boy Scouts headquarters, in the Metropolitan Rank building, indi cated that Tag day is going to be a big success. While Scoutmaster Kdgar S. Martin and his assistant scoutmasters patrolled the city in automobiles, aiding; the more than 1,000 scouts and .100 girls who com pose the selling force, Arthur C. Moses, president of the local Boy Scouts, spent the morning at the headquarters keep ing in close touch with the progress of the fund-raising campaign. * The crowning event of the day was ex pected to occur at noon, when Mr. Mos*s and eight members of the Washington base ball team were to join the ranks of the tag distributers. Afterward Mr. Moses was to entertain at luncheon the players, who inchided Walter Johnson, "Germany" Schaefer, "Bddle" Ainsmith. John Henry, George Mr Bride, "Chic" Gandil, Clyde Milan and "Dan" Moeller. at luncheon at the Commercial Club. But rain postponed this part of the program until tomorrow. In the desire to make tag dag * big success. Boy Scouts were out before 7 o'clock this morning. They were sta tioned at all of the street Intersections in the business' portion of the city. Hun dreds of men and women on their way to" work were invited to purchase tags, and a large percentage of them accepted the invitation. Many of the scouts had put in requisitions for additional supplies of, tags before 10 o'clock. * Xeep Scouts Supplied With Tags. Simultaneously with the starting out of the selling force, six big touring cars, containing scoutmasters, headed by Mr. Martin, started out to patrol the entire city and keep the scouts supplied with tags. The nine playgrounds of the city constitute the principal supply stations and the scout masters have been kept busv removing the tags to the busy street intersections where the sellers are sta tioned. Returns from the sale of tags will be made to the headquarters and to the vari ous branches of the United States Trust Company, which will be kept open later than usual in order to receive the full re turns at once. The headquarters will re main open until late tonight. It is ex pected by the Boy Scout officials that the proceeds from the sale will amount approximately to 13,000. It is planned to use the money derived from the sale in furthering the interests of the Boy Scouts of Washington. A large portion of It, according to Commis sioner Martin, will be expended on the summer camp to be established next month at River View. It is announced that this camp has been named Camp Archibald Butt, in memory of the aid to the President, who perished in the Titanic disaster. President Navin Dissatisfied With Management of De troit Ball Club. Special Dispatch to Th* Star. DETROIT, June 25?Unless the Detroit base ball club takes a big brace and makes a much better showing for the remainder of the season than it has done so far it is almost certain that this will be the last year of the Jennings regime here. President Navin, himself a base ball fan, who understands the intricate in side plays, savs: "I am not at all sat isfied with the way things are going on in the club ' Jennings seems to have lost his hold on the men. They seem to have no con fidence In his judgment. Our pitchers have been handled poorly, and the club has shown little science: in fact, under Jennings, we always have won our games by the hitting ability of the players rath er than by any strategy. As Jennings has a contract for this year, we shall not make any change right now and want tv'* give him another chance. "1 have refrained from Interfering with Jennings up to date because I think a. club's president merely hampers a man ager when he tries to suggest things, if some improvement is not shown, however, I may have to exert myself and insist on some of my ideas being carried out. i have received many letters from fans complaining of Jennings' inefficiency, but have always tried to support him." LUTHERANS OPPOSE DE LACY. Ministerial Association Asks He Be Not Reappointed. The Lutheran Ministerial Association through its president, 'Rev. John T. Huddle, pastor of St. Paul's Church, and secretary, Rev. Charles H. Butler, pastor of the Columbia Heights Lutheran Church, has sent a request to President Taft to not reappoint Judge William H. De Lacy to the bench of the Juvenile Court, when his term expires In July. In resolutions adopted the association declares, "We respectfully and earnestly request the United States Senate, should Judge De Lacy's name be sent to that honorable body for confirmation for an other term, that it refuse to confirm such nomination." HELD ON GIRL'S CHARGE. William L. Largent Must Await Action of Grand Jury. William Lewis Largent, arrested sev eral days ago on complaint of Grace Dean, a fifteen-year-old nurse girl, was today held in $5,000 bond by Judge Mul lowny in the Police Court to await the action of the grand jury. The crime of which Largent is accused is said to have been committed Sunday, June 16. According to the story told by the complaining witness, a small boy under the care of the nurse, while out for a walk, went into a bicycle repair shop where Largent was employed. The girl told the court that she followed her cnarge, going into a rear room of the shop after the child. While there, she said, the crime was committed. I^argent was arrested on the railroad tracks near Rockville two days later. Detective Web ber of the tenth precinct making the ar rest. I.argent, the detective said, was about to board a train out of Rockville. The plea of Attorneys James F. Kelley and A. D. Smith, representing tbe de fendant, for a lower bond was dautped by Judge Mullowoy. New Political Organization the Roosevelt Program. OPPOSED TO A "STRADDLE" Declares That There Must Be No Compromise. BLOW TO SOME SUPPORTERS Believes That the Bulk of His Fol lowing Will Remain?Says He Could Have Had Nomination. NEW YORK. June 2.T?Col. Theo dore Roosevelt reached New York from Chicago at fl.4,% o clock this morning. He went directly to his editorial of fices. and will go to Oyster Ba.y this afternoon. He ?aid he would have no statement to give out today, but added that probably within a week there will be a conference in N>w York with members of the committer selected to conduct his third party campaign. Accompanying Mr. Roosevelt were Mrs Roosevelt, Frank Munsey, E. A. Van Valkenberg of Philadelphia, for mer Gov. Regis Post of Porto Rico and members of the Outlook staff. New Party From the Oround Up. A new party from the ground up. is the Roosevelt program. After a series of discussions with his lieutenants he fore leaving Chicago, in which there were several sharp clashes. Col. Roose velt decided to cut entirely gWay from the party with which his whole public career has been identified. His decision was a disappointment to those who favored the organization of what might be considered an independent republican party with which various state organizations might co-operate and ntlll maintain, it was hoped, a nominal regu larity. "There must be no compromise, no straddle," Col. Roosevelt said. As an indication of his determination, he said that wh^n he returned to Oyster Bay lie would communicate with a number of democrats who, he thought, might wish to Join the new party. When he had left Chicago, with the first plans completed and his leaders scattering to ail parts of the country. Col. Roosevelt expressed himself as pleased with the outcome of convention week, al though It was unexpected to him. He said that the way In which his action had been received was encouraging, and that he had a mass of letters and tele grams from all parts of the country* from both democrats and republicans, of fering support. 8*7* He Was Offered Nomination. The republican nomination for Presi dent, Col. Roosevelt asserted last night, was his for the asking on the day that President Taft was renominated. He de clined to accept it. he said, on the terms under which the offer was made. On his way back to Oyster Bay the former President gave a glimpse into the secret history of the last day of the con vention, when it was apparent that the tide of battle had turned resistlessly against him. It was a plan to seize con trol of the convention at tue last moment by a sudden move, overturn the Taft ma jority and make Roosevelt the nominee. This Is the story as he told It: Early Saturday morning a group of delegates from southern states arranged a private interview with Col. Roosevelt. They told him they had come to offer him the nomination. They had with them a list of the known Roosevelt delegates, and stated that they were authorized to speak for a block of Taft delegates who were willing to swing over to Roosevelt to avert a rupture in the party. The num ber of these delegates, they assured Col. Roosevelt, was large enough to nominate him or any other candidate he might name. Refused Condition Imposed. One provision was made. Col. Roose velt continued. It was that he must ac cept the nomination from the convention as then composed, and not insist upon re moval of the seventy-eight delegates whom he contended were fraudulent be fore he would recognize any act of the convention. The delegates told him, he said, that their band would stand to gether on the roll call for the presidential nominee, but that it would be hopeless for them to attempt to combine with the Roosevelt minority to unseat the seventy eight delegates. Col. Roosevelt said he informed these emissaries that if he should be nomi nated under these conditions he would not accept the nomination. He told them to go to the delegates whom they repre sened and bring back to him a pledge signed by thirty delegates agreeing to combine with the Roosevelt delegates and make the attempt to start all over again to organize the convention and to un seat the seventy-eight contested dele gates. The attempt failed. Col. Roosevelt said that a considerable number of signatures to the pledge were obtained, but that it had proved impossible to hold a suffi cienl.v large part of the delegates in line for the course of action upon which he insisted to give it the chance of success. Question of Desertions. The chief point of Interest to Col. Roosevelt's supporters was whether they would be able to carry with them the strength of the following which Col. Roosevelt has heretofore had within the republican party. Some of them said frankly that the movement was Inaugu rated on the assumption that since Col. Roosevelt had been the choice of the party in a number of republican states, it would be possible to bring these states in line for the new party. No plan has yet been decided upon by which it would be possible to effect such a transfer of workable organisations from the republican party to the new enter prise. It is recognized that there exists the danger of so many defections that in some cases the machinery may be either badly damaged in the process or left in the hands of the "regular" repub licans. Roosevelt Hopeful. Col. Roosevelt expressed confidence that a way would be found. He said he expected that some of the republic an officeholders and workers would choose to remain with the party. He believed, however, that he would have ultimately the support of the substan tial part of the organizations which were with him in the campaign of the last four months. It is his opinion that the pressure of public sentiment will be sufficient in some states to bring this about, and that while there may be numerous defections, it will be possible to fill the gaps with volun teers. In cases in which the republican state organizations as a whole are against him it Is his plan to set up new machinery with complete state and na tional tickets. It is his opinion that wherever public sentiment is in his fa vor it will be merely a question of de tail how his supporters are to work out a plan of expressing themselves at the polls. Frendergast Will Stick. Controller Prendergast, who was to have placed Theodore Roosevelt in nomi nation at the republican national con tention. reached here yesterday from Chi cago, and announced that he was "very, vry happy." "I am going to Join the new progressive party." he said. "This in not going to b4 a skirmish, but a fight all along the line.'* No Third Party In Xanaag? TOPBJKA. Kan., June 25?"Ther? will ba no third party in Kansas." aald Gov. W. R. Stubbs shortly after ho reached home from Chicago. "There 1s no need of a third party In thin state. But Roosevelt's name will be on the ballot In Kansas In Norfinbw, and ho will sweep th? state "No third party will bo projected In any of the states that are already controlled by the progressives. Roosevelt aims to do nationally only what Wisconsin. Ne hraska. Kansas and the other progressiva states already have dona in their stata governments. The third party Is to ho formed only In 'stand pat' states to sweep the bosses and the "standpatters.* who represent the old era. out of power. "The Chicago convention, just held, will be. In my Judgment, the last republican national convention. Hereafter the nom inations will be made direct by the peo ple" WILL FOLLOW ROOSEVELT. Delegates to Recent Convention Will Support New Party. NORFOLK. Va.. June 25.?R. T. Thorp, one of the two republican presi dential electo'rs at large from Vir ginia. has telegraphed Theodore Roose velt that he stands ready to join Roosevelt's independent party and to give such aid as he can to "disenthrall the south from the incubus of a name '? Mr. Thorp says the name "republicsn party" is all that has held the "solid south" for the democrats. NEW ORLEANS, .lune 25?The or ganization of the new national pro gressive party in Louisiana will be undertaken immediately, according t>-? an announcement today by E. J. Thll berger, a Roosevelt delegate to the Chicago convention. A systematic campaign will be made, he said. AMERICAN AUTOIST WINS FIRST HALF PRIZI RACE i % Speed Exceeds Seventy-Six Miles an Hour in Contest at Dieppe, France. DIEPPE. France, .lune 25. -Davis Bruce-Brown of New York won th? first half of the automobile grand prix? race which started here ?t dawn ilii* morning. He was, however, not repre senting the United States, but was driving an Italian Fiat machine He completed the ten laps <a distance of 770 kilometers or about 453 mil- r.", furlongs) composing the first day's program, in 6 hours 36 minutes ::8 seconds. Boilot, driving a French Leon Peu geot machine, was second, only about two minutes behind, his time being 6 hours 38 minutes 40 seconds. Hundreds of American citizens and Italians swarmed aruund Bruce-Brown at the finish tape to congratulate him. His best lap. about forty-six miles, whs made in 37 minutes 18 seconds. His hourly average was 76 miles ">?? fur longs. Machinist Instantly Killed. The start of the French automobile Brand prize race, which had not been competed for since 1!H>8. was marred by an accident this morning ColHnet. who was piloting a Gregoire machine, when trying to pass a competHor on 4Jie course shot up into the air and cap sized. his mechanician, Bessagnana, be ing instantly killed and Collinet himself seriously Injured. Forty-seven automobiles started in the race at dawn, being dispatched at intei vals of a minute. The course is a tri angular one of seventy-seven kilometers (about forty-six miles), of which the coi ners are at the towns of Eu, Londi niereB and Dieppe. The competitors must cover the course twenty times, complet ing ten laps roday and ten tomorrow. The total distance is 1,540 kilometers (about 907 miles 3 furlongs). Witnessed by Immense Crowd. An immense crowd gathered at the start, special trains having been run from all parts of Europe. The course is guard ed by over 2,000 soldiers, who are sta tioned at intervals to prevent the public trespassing and running into danger. One of the entries from the 1'nited States, a Ford machine, was withdrawn at the last moment. The countries repre sented in the race are France. England. Italy, Germany and Belgium At the end of the seventh lap l>a\i?J Bruce-Brown of New York w*s leading, followed by LouU W agner. Boilot. R ?sta and Rigal. LOOK TO CONGRESS TO RELIEVE STRAIN Believed That Legislators Will Appropriate Money for Cur rent Expenses. The failure of Congress to pas^ appro priation bills for the running expenses of the government is continuing to cause much concern to department officials. Theoretically the 1'nited States govern ment will go out of business after .lune 30 if in the meantime bills are not passed looking to the paying of the clerks. It is thought, however, that the situa tion will be met by a joint resolution by Congress to provide for the running ex penses until the final appropriation bills are passed. A resolution has been draft ed and Is now being considered by Con gress. which will Insure clerks the pay ment of their salaries while Congress is discussing the appropriation bills. Officials of the Treasury Department are of the opinion that Congress will act in due time and that if the regular ap propriation bills are not passed by July I and dated baca that an emergency resolution will be enacted for the tims being. The purchasing of supplies foi the army and navy Is controlled by separate legislation and will ?iontinue as under or dinary circumstances, although the pay of the men and officers will be held up. Various banks are offering to cash the pay vouchers of army and navy officers pending the passage of the bills. Secretary Wilson cf the Department of Agriculture today issued a general order to many of his field agents directing them not to incur any expense after June unless they hear from him to the con trary. . . HOLD QUAETERLT CONFERENCE Meeting at Oalbraith A. M. E. Zion Church. The first quarterl> conference of the sear was held last night at Galbraith A. M. E. Zion Church, Oth street between Ij and M streets northwest. Rev. P. K. Fouville, who has Just been transferred to Ithaca, N. Y., preached a farewell sermon to the conference, and left for liis new charge last night. Rev. S. K. Carrothers, the present pas tor of the church, presided at the con ference. Frank Spriggs was elected sec retary of the conference, and Nelson Murdock was chosen as leader of prayer neetlngs. with Mrs. Melvina Lee acting is assistant.