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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 02, 1912, Image 4

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trol one-third of the votes, so as
to prevent his nomination, and
they swore they would do it.
When the day's balloting open
ed, Wilson had 494 votes, Clark
430, Underwood 104, Harmon
27, Foss 28.
Wilson had fallen l votes
fro mhis high water mark, and
the newspapers said it was his
But on the first ballot today,
the break came. Connecticut
broke its delegation, and -gave
Wilson 5.
' And then it was the turn of Ill
inois. Roger Sullivan got up
and announced that his delega
tion stood 40 for Wilson, and 18
for "Clark, and that under the unit
rule, Illinois' 58 votes went to
There was a wild burst of cheer
ing from the Wilson men. It was
the beginning of the end, and
they knew it.
The 43rd ballot resulted, Clark
29, Wilson 602, Underwood 98J4,
J Harmon 28, Foss 27, and a -few
The 44th and 45th ballots fol
lowed rapidly, and on each Wil
son gained a few votes.
Then, just as the 46th ballot
was about to begin, Sen. John H.
Banhead, of Ala., took the floor.
Bulletin New York, July 2.
"I have nothing to say now,"
snapped Colonel Roosevelt when
told by the United Press of Wjl
sbn's nomination. ' J
He withdrew Underwood's
name from the convention, say
ing that Underwood was a true
Democrat, and saw there was no
chance of his own nomination and
therefore would not be a party to
destroying the chances of any,
other man.
This caused a tremendous dem
onstration from the galleries and
from the Wilson followers.
Somebody shouted "Under
wood for vice president," but
Bankhead denounced that as fol
ly. Underwood, he said, would
consider nothing but the chief
Rep. Fitzgerald,N. Y., Hughes
of N. J., Palmer of Pa., Roger
Sullivan were holding a confer
ence on the platform.
Senator Stone of Mo., Champ
Clark's manager, took the plat
form with unanimous consent.
He released the Clark delegates
fromtheir instructions, but said
he himself would stick,with the
speaker to the end.
I Fitzgerald, N. Y., suggested
the nomination be unanimous.
Ex-Sen. Reed, Mo., .said Mis
souri wished to record its last
vote for old Champ Clark.
The 46th roll was called. Only
84 votes were cast for Clark.
Senator Stone moved the nom
ination be made unaimous.
The motion carried and Wilson
became the Democratic standard
bearer at 3:15 o'clock this after
noon. Then the convention adjourned
until 9 p. m. tonightr-
rThe" convention was called to
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