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Final Edition
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NUMBER 7488.
Yesterday's Circulation, 56,019
Sixteen Pages.
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I Mr. Munsey Says Its Organ
ization Is Most Notable
Thing of Convention.
The Hour Had Come It Is Today
What the Republican
Was in 1860.
CHICAGO, June 22. The conven
tion should finish Its work today.
There will be no further protest
on the part of the Roosevelt forces,
no further appeal to reason and jus
itlce on the part of the Roosevelt
'forces. With all obstructions in the
path of the steam roller removed,
there Is no apparent reason why it
should not finish its course tonight.
And, too, there is no apparent rea
son for continuing the convention.
All delegates are tired out and sick
i of the whole thing. This is particu
larly the case with the Taft forces,
the nominal' victors In the tragedy.
Tafts nomination will be the culmi
nating act, the closing scene, in this
historic drama. It 1b a sad, but per
haps a natural, ending to a party or
ganization as great or the greatest
the world has ever known. But the
party has fallen into evil hands is
dominated by political bosses, by
special interests, and by those who
have little or no concern or consider
ation for or sympathy with the plain
people of this country.
Old Guard a Unit.
The moBt notable thing about this
convention is the magnificent organi
zation of the old guard. In all po
litical history nothing has ever sur
passed its solidarity. It is a unit as
unthinking as a granite wall and,
like a granite wall, is as unreason
ing and unyielding.
The New York delegation with its
Bolid body of seventy-five votes con
trolled by Barnes, a great, strong,
rugged figure, defiant, clear-headed,
aonscienceless, holds the center of
ttte stage.
Most conspicuous among its mem
bers are Barnes himself; Senator
Root, who presides over the conven
tion; Nicholas Murray Butler, presi
dent of Columbia University, and ex
Senator Depew who, with their as
sociates, in their acts and their
votes, exercise no more individuality,
no more freedom of thought, than a
grindstone. For little men, depend
ent upon party patronage, or men
who have grown up in the slums of
political activity, such an exhibition
is not so surprising, but for men of
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Reactionaries and Progres
sives Sure to Clash, Says
A. Mitchell Palmer.
Democracy to Be Divided Into Two
Hostile Camps, Declare
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BALTIMORE, Md., June as. "A fight
between the progressives and the reac
tionaries at this convention is now in
evitable," said Congressman A. Mitchell
Palmer, the Wilson Democrat who
squelched the Guffey machine in Penn
sylvania, after conferences with various
Wilson leaders this afternoon.
Mr. Palmer predicted what all poli
ticians here now recognixe that the
Democratic convention will open a po
litical death struggle between the
Bryan and anti-Bryan elements in the
"There will be a fight," he said. "We
might as well face it now as hereafter.
You know Mr. Bryan' When he starts
a fight, he finishes it.
"This country Is progressive, why
should w go back nfty years? We
want to go along with New York. It
Is a great State and we need It to
win, and If New York had offered al
most any other man except Judge Park
er for the temporary chairmanship
there would not have been a ripple
on the surface. O'Gorman would have
been satisfactory to all. for he Is rec
ognized as a progressive. It was very
umoriunate that this selection should
have been made, for it means discord
at the outset."
The views of Mr. Palmer coincides
with those of Congressman Henry, an-
inner ttryan and Wilson supporter, who
says that the arrival of Mr. Bryan to
morrow means the division of the De
mocracy here into two camps progress
ive and reactionary. Both agree that
there can be no doubt of Bryan's de
termination to force the Issue.
"If Bryan does not Intend to fight this
Issue out," asked Mr. Palmer, "why did
he send his telegram of yesterday?"
Sharing Interest with the Parker se
lection today were the movements of
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany Hail
chieftain, who was in conference con
stantly with his lieutenants. It was ru
mored that "Mr. Murphy and Lieutenant
Governor Nichols, of Ohio, In charge of
the Harmon campaign, had another
talk .but this was denied by the alleged
Murphy did tftlk. linwsvr TiHfh
Thomas Taggart and Roger Sullivan,
me remaining members of the "Big
Three," who will play the practical
politics in the convention, and who
may shape Its policies and control
the nomination unless Bryan gains a
strategic advantage eatrly in the
Fitzgerald There.
Congressman Fitzgerald of New
York came over from Washington
this afternoon and rounded up the
few New York delegates who have
already arrived. Shortly after 1
o'clock Mr. Murphy, Mr. Fitzgerald,
and several other Tammy lieutenants
"went for an automobile rade "
It was learned today that Murphy will
hola his more important conferences
In a house which the Tammany contin
gent has rented in Cathedral street, and
Murphy's rooms at the Emerson will
not be used for the real inside work of
the convention preliminaries. Bryan fol
lowers here today are anxiously await
ing the arrival of the Nebraskan. At
have the upper hand and the leadership
w lll IS MUJ'CIIUQU IU CUJJQ witn 1116
rather desperate situation.
The words of Mr Palmer today por
tend that the fight between the pro
gressive and reactionary wings of the
Democratic party next week will be al
most as bitter as that which is now in
progress among the Republicans at
Chicago, ccordlng to Mr Palmer, the
dead line was crossed when the sub
committee acceded to the request of
the conservatives ond named Judge
Parker as temporary chairman. Thltf
action, he declares, means that the
ngljt will be on when the full national
committee convenes Monday to ratify
or reject the selection.
Major E. W. Markham
Transferred to Memphis
Malm- E. W. Markham, aeslstant to
the ens'ner commission of the District
of Columbia, has been transfcired
from this lv to Memphis. Tenn. He
will be relieved early in August No
ck has been sele-ted o succeed him In
the District government as yet.
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WILLIAM BARNES, Boss of New York,
Who May Throw the Support of the New York Delegates to Justice Hughes on the First Ballot, and Deadlock the
Convention Until a Compromise. Candidate Can Be Agreed Upon.
What Is to Happen.
Beyond possibility of further uncertainty the campaign of 1912 is going to mark
the reorganization of American political parties. The country is at last to have the
only logical, common sense division, a division into a conservative and a progressive party.
The same fight is on at Baltimore and at Chicago. The conservatives have won
at Chicago, but at the price of a party dissevered and confronted by certain defeat.
Advices from Baltimore are that the conservatives are very likely to win there.
A new political party, then, will be established by Colonel Roosevelt and his thick-and-thin
supporters. It wi?! hold a convention, probably in Chicago, early in August.
In all probability it will nominate Roosevelt for President and very cssibly Woodrow
Wilson for Vice President. There are, however, many Democrats who want Bryan
named for second place, and the name of Bryan makes strong appeal to a great propor
tion of progressives, both Republicans and Democrats.
This new party, as matters are viewed today, will have an excellent chance to carry
the -country in its first campaign. That Roosevelt heading such an organization, and
fighting for the broad proposition of taking the Government back to the control of the
people, would leave Taft badly beaten, is doubted by few. That he would draw power
fully from the Democrats, no matter whom they may nominate at Baltimore, is just as
frankly recognized. That he would be elected- triumphantly, carrying States in all sec
tions of the country, if the "altimore convention should nominate any conservative can
didate, is the commonest belief.
Suoh a revolution means a campaign of political uncertainties, a short reign of
chaos and uncertainty; but it would be in the view of progressives well worth the price,
for it would put American politics on a logical basis, which it has not been in a genera
tion. We have had a Democratic party, which was only half Democratic, a Republican
party whose wings had no more in common than the zenith and the nadir. It has' been
an impossible condition, paralyzing to economic development and social growth. It is
going to be ended and the political party or parties that get in the way of the now move
ment will pay the penalty. The regime of the bosses is ended
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Taft Men in AH Contests Seated on Viva
Voce Vote Bitter Fight Over
Washington Delegates.
CHICAGO, June 22. President Taft will probably be
renominated some time this evening, unless Barnes throws
the New York delegation to Hughes, and deadlocks the
convention for some third candidate. If the Taft program
goes through the first ballot will" likely stand about thus:
Necessary to nominate 540
For Taft 588
For Roosevelt 474
For La Follette .36
For Cummins 10
If the Taft national committee, pis the Taft credentials
committee, plus the Taft convention in which the re
ceivers of stolen goods sit, had permitted the convention
to be made up of the delegates honestly elected to it, the
ballot would hav stood about thus;
Necessary to nominate, 540; for Roosevelt, 560; for
Taft, 482; for La Follette, 36; for Cummins, 10.
Just about seventy-five delegates, seats were deliberate
ly stolen by the Taft forces. Those seventy-five make the
difference between a Taft and a Roosevelt nomination. It
becomes literally and actually a stolen nomination, and
the men who are stealing it know it is just that, and about
as valueless a piece of political property as was ever car
ried away from a debauched convention.
CHICAGO, June 22.
When the convention met this
morning for what everybody hoped
would be the final day of the turmoil
and turbulence of this historic gath
ering, the Taft forces expected to
win, but were skating on very thin
ice. "Bo6s" Barnes, of New York,
alone stands between Taft and his
Director McKinley was giving out
confident statements. But there was
an undercurrent of discontent and
diasatlsfaction over the program to
nominate Taft that was tremendous.
The leaders, like Barnes, Crane, Pen
rose, and Smoot, were being be
sieged and bombarded to name a
third man. Scores of Republican
members of the House and Senate
and hundreds of officeholders from
various States have swarmed in here
and are walling and gnashing their
teeth at the idea of nomination of
President Taft.
Out of these conferences grew aj
robust report this morning that when
the roll was called on nomination
Barnes would throw a good bunch of
New York votes to Hughes, deadlock
the convention, defeat Taft and then
in the end effect the nomination of
some third candidate.
The names of Hughes and Cum
mins were chiefly mentioned In this
But with reference to all such talk
Republican leaders close to the
President who would yet like to
throw the nomination some where
else, said:
"We dare not try it. We cannot
deliver. If we try to shift from Taft,
we may nominate Roosevelt."
CHICAGO, Juno 22. It was 10:44
when Chairman Root called the con
vention to order and introduced as
the chaplain of the day the Rev.
John Wesley Hill, of New York. Hill
has been very active in campaigning
for Taft, and the Pennsylvania dele
gates laughed when he was an
nounced, but all stood reverently
during the opening prayer.
When he prayed that the country
should be spared from "restlessness
and disturbance," however, there
was a titter from the New York
delegation, and as he concluded some
one In the Pennsylvania delegation
whistled "Toot, toot," and a laugh
went up.
Quickly Adopt Report.
The credentials committee imme
diately reported in favor of seating
the Taft delegates-at-Iarge from
Mississippi. There was a minority
roport, but the majority declaration
was adopted by a viva voce vote.
The Taft delegates were placed on
the permanent roll by a viva voce
vote in the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Sev
enth Mississippi districts.
There was so much disorder when
the votes were taken that Root could
not be heard, even by the delegates
in the front seats. The delegates
were seemingly Intent In having
horseplay and there was hooting,
bowling, cat calls, and jeers.
The committee was unanimous in
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White House Callers.
Johnston of Ala- Hitchcock of Ne-
bama. braska.
Curtis of KanfcHK.
Ferguson of New McGuIre of Okla-
Mexlco. noma.
Lever of North Hamlin of Mli-
Carolina. sourl.
Magulre of Ne- Rueker of Missouri.
braska. Smith of Michigan.

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