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Personal Ambitions of Candidates Have Been
Placed Above Welfare of Democratic Party,
and Bitter Peeling Fostered Instead of Har?
mony Which Is Necessary for Success.
Nebraskan Is Potent Factor in Preventing Early Set?
tlement of Deadlock, and His Carefully Laid
PI ans Have Failed Only Because He Can No
Longer Conceal His Real Purpose?Virginia*
Sh ows No M ore Disposition to Aid in Unravel-)
ing 1 angle Than Any Other State?Wilson Gains
Steadily Throughout Day and Night, but There
Is No Reason to Believe He Can Secure Neces?
sary Two-Thirds.
-. ~ A.* 'I
Convention ni", Baltimore, Mb., July 1.?Ail conid'rAtlnT.i }?*fore the
Democratic Kaltlon*) Cor.vci.t'.on have fceen s-ubmergfd In the persona: ambi?
tions of the candidates for th presidency. T'r.r perfectly iaudH.V.0 desire
of distinguished men in be the Chief Mag.stratH of the nation, and of their
???.rr.est tvtrpporters to laud th<rir favorites, has been made pre-eminent. The
leaders thus hsve b?M kept n-prtt, and the Individual delegates, with little
to say a/oout the rea". result it tho bes'., ha.v<, been like pawns on the Chess
Bitter feeling has bc:r. fostered in the stead of thai harmony so essential
to success et the polls. Th< oor.v.:-tlon has considered -andldate* above piorty.
To argue that pr.ucipla is Involved is childish. Kxce.pt to the rapldly
dlmlrrtshlng .-ar.k> of those who believe that Wiiiam J. Brj'w speaks the
v.r>:.:? ?: '.'.:?.:':>.-?-< . r.c t.f.:.. a,l of t:.e candidates before the convention
0re known to he p.-ogre-.islv,. and to be fully aMe and willing to stand on
er.d carry ^o/it tho platform which s to be adopted, and which is really the
party's-standar'l or. governmental policiiis.
A-'tb.u of Delegate*) i> Incump'tbmtlblr.
This being true, jt begins to be jncompreher.-sible how ahout 3.200 men
(*r.d two women'. put tho school boy Age. can prolong a convention which
?>ai already broken n.l records and fall to agr.-e upon a candidate. At a
t:m? when almost anybod;1 cu? win, the delegates teem to prefer to ?p.ind
their money for hotel exrer.svs and to foster strife In orier to gratify per?
sonal ambitions.
Ji is superlluaua to -ay that th? pertonal anKutlon of V. J, Bryan baa
been the most potttu factor In preventing an earlier settlement of the dif?
ferences in tlu convention. Hit desire to bo the nominee has *>e?n the main
spring of his various appearances, whtsh have been to Carefully planned
and ha v.- been unsuccessful only because Bryan can no longer concca.; the
r?ai purpose beneath h.- actions,
Judged by Bryan's standards, Wilson or Clark or Kern, or a. dozen others
who could to* named, would be worthy the honor The personality of tae
candidate ;s not the Vital i?bui?It Is not the -r* wards which a President can
hand out to his loyal lii-r.ds that Interest a great political party which
claims to battle foe the people's rights.
Clark clalm-s to h.'.d h:s party aibove his own interests Wilson's friends
say he Is fighting for a principle. Underwood says he is not and never has
b*en a candidate, yet all are either holding their dtlegati? together In the'
hope of success, or else are being influenced to the same end by their friends.
In the one cas*. the dt legates should disregard selfish alms and settle the
Issue for the party and the nation; in the. other, the average- delegate owes It
to his constituency rc'id to his self-respect to ditch the leaders for the candi?
dates and lh a representative: conference decide upon the : tandard-r.earer of
the party. In spit- of W.'Mon's gains throughout the day and n:ght. ;t does i
r.'it appear that he. has '?Ji? slightest chance of securing the two-thirds vote I
n'-ressary to his nomination. Vet no reason has been suggested as to why he1
should not be the nominee. Nor has any real argument been presented I
against Clark or Underwood or Foal or Marshall as the candidate.
Too l.ltrlt Rt-Kard for Common Good.
There Is too much regard for self and to-> little for th-? common good?
too much personal polities and too little patriotism. The individual delegate:
'is. all right at the botf.-n. and he owes it to himself to run the convention
for a time.
This convention does hot look like n body controlled by predatory inter?
ests, so there Is no excu.-; for a deadlock on thai srore. If there was a]
t.me when said Interests would have shown their predatory disposition. ;t
was in the early days of the convention. Yet a majority of the delegates,
although electing Parker as a protest against Br>anisrn. seated the Wilson I
people from South Dailccta and brokc the unit rale ;n Ohio, giving Wilson
two good-sized batches of votes. The interests were not busy then.
Virginia, shows no more disposlti >n to help In a solution than does any
other State. Most of her delegates have stopped voting for Underwood?
they clung to him long enotign In all conscience. The majority will, of course,
go hack to him when the final effort Is made In his behalf. Thli.? attempted
stampede was scheduled f to-night, after the Wilson peopl.. had found they
could not win, but the constant gains made bj the Jersey Governor kept his
followers oncouraged, and the Underwood supporters thought best not to
try It until the Wilson Ho -. has reached Its height and has begun to recede,
t Early In the day the Underwood votes in tho Virginia delegation began
W to ko to Clark, until the Sp< iker'4 total for the State had mounted from three
to bweive. Ry to-night only two vote- were left to Underwood, cast by the
following delegates, with a half vote each: 11 D. Flood, of Appomattox; Robert
V Tunstall, of Norfolk; E. v. Barley, of BOtetourt, and Dr. J. M. Burke, of
H Among those who went to Clark wer:- Senators Martin and Swanson and
. Bornas F. Hyan.
C. W. Bondurant. of Lee, Went io Wilson, making his total ten votes for
Virginia During the day Congressmen E. W, S&unders and O. C Carlin spent
eome- time In the dilcgai'on. Congressman C. B. Slemp. Republican, from
the Ninth District, was s.ls-> a visitor, getting information on Democratic
' methods of not getting together.
All Kinds of il. ... Are Current.
Rumors of all djscription'?. and of every degree of prohs.bilt.tv and Improb?
ability filled the convention hall to-night. One of them said that W. J. Bryan
?wants to tie 'he convention up for a day or two longer and then have It
adjourned for a month, so that preferential primaries may be held in those
fc'tates wh-ert they nine not yel taken plnco.
Another ve.fy persistent rumor was that Illinois was on the very point of
leaiX'lng Clark for Wilson, nul it never happened. Oh the last two ballots
Wilson lost ground, ss had been confidently predicted. Tins is to.ken iby his
opponents to indicate most positively that he cannot win the nomination.
The one vote < n the fnriy-nrst ballot and the half vote on the fortj-second.
I" ' ~-'-'-'
Story of Convention Told by Ballots
F1r?t Dnllot?Clark. 4401-2; Wilson,i
824) L'nderwood .117 1-1: Baldwin. 22-,
Marshall. 31; llarnion. 148.
Seron?! Ballot?Clark, 1461-2; Wil
| ion, 39 3-4; Underwood, 111 l-l; Har-,
mon. 141; Marsh.II. 31; Baldwin, 11.
fculzer. 2; Bryan. 2; n'o'. voting, 1-'-- |
! Third Ballot?Clark. III. Wilson:
CtS. UndcrwGod. III 1-2. Harmon.:
140 1-2; Marshall, 21. Baldwin, 14t
, Bryan. 1; Kern. 1.
' Fourth Uulloi?Clb.k. 443; Wilson.1
I 349 1-2; Underwood, 112. Harmon. 136
il-2; Marthall. 31. Baldwin. 14. Kern.
* I
Fifth Ballot?Clark, 443, Wilson,
SM; L'nderwood. 119 1-2. Harmon. Ill
1-2; Marshall. 31; Kern, 2.
Math Ballot?Clark, 44a. Wilson.
354: Underwood. 121; Harmon. 131;
Marshall. 31; Kern. 1: Bryan. 1.
Seventh Ballot?Clark, 44'.' 1-2; Wil?
son. 362 1-2; Underwood, 124 1-2. Har?
mon. 123 1-2; Marshall, 3l'j Bryan, 1;
Kern. 1.
Eighth Ballot?''lark, ,4s 1-2 Wil?
ton. 3511-2; Underwood. 123; Harmon.
130; Marshall, 31; Bryan. 1; Kern, 1;
Gaynor. 1. James. 1.
Nluth Ballot?Clark. 452; Wilson.
S52 1-2; l'nderwood. 122 1-2; Harmon,
127, Marshall. 31.
leutli Ballot?Clark. 656; Wilson.
330 1-2. l'nderwood. 117 1-2; Harmon,
31: Marshall. 31. Kern. 1; Bryan. 1.
H7leventb Ballot?Clark. 554; Wilson,
3.54 1-2; Underwood, IIS 1-2; Harmon.
Marshall. 30. Kern. 1: Bryan. 1.
Twelfth Ballot?Clark. 549; Wilson.
3t4; Underwood. 123; Harmon. 29.
Marshall. 80; Bryan, 1; Kern. 1; not
voting. 1.
Thirteenth Ballot?Mfllclnl Total?
Clark, ??ll-2, Wilson. 356; Under?
wood, us 1-2, Harmon. 29; Marshall.
'.<?: Foss. 2; Bryan, 1.
Fourteenth Bnllot?Clark. .r*4, Wil?
son. 356 1-2; Underwood. 116 1-2; Har?
mon, 29. Marshall. 30; Kern, 1: Koss.
Fifteenth Bnllot?Clark. 562; Wll-I
son. 362 1-2; Underwood, 110 1-2; Har?
mon, 25. Marshall. 30. Bryan, 2; K?rn.
Sixteenth ballot?Clark Wilson. '
362 1-2: Underwood. 112 1-2: Harmon, j
2ft: Marshall, 3"; Kern. 2; Bryan. 1.
Seventeenth imiioi?Clark, 545; Wil?
son. 362 1-2; Underwood, 112 1-2; liar- 1
inon. 29; Marshall. 3"; Kern. 4 1-2;
Bryan, 1. absent, o 1-2.
Eighteenth ballot?Clark, 535; Wil?
son. 361; Underwood, 125; Harmon, 29;
Marshall. 30. Bryan. 1, Kern. '3 1-2;
absent. 3 1-2.
Murterutb ballot?Clark, 632; Wil?
son, 3bb: Underwood, HO; Harmon, 2D;
Marshall. ;;u; Fogs, i, liryan, 1, Kern,
Twentieth ballot?'"'.ark. 512; Wilson.
3S& 1-2; Underwood. 121 1-2. Harmon,
lft; Marshall, 30. Bryan, 1. Foss. 2.
Kern, 1; Janu-s. 3.
Twenty-first imii.it?Clark. 508; Wil?
son, 395 i-'; Underwood, us 1-2; Har.
mon. 2ft; Marshall. 3'); Foss. 2; Kern,
1; Bryan, 1.
Twenty-second ballot?Cl 500 1-2
Wilson. 39? 1-2; Underwood, 113. Mar?
shall. 30; Kern. 1. Bryan, 12. Foss, 43;
Gay nor. i
ifTwenty-thlrd hulint?Clark iftt
Wilson, 399; Underwood. 114 1-2; Mar?
shall. 30, Foss. 13. Bryan, l. Gaynor,
Twenty-fourth ballot?Clark, 196;
Wilson. 402 1-2, Underwood, U". l-n,
Foss. 43; Marshall. 30; Bryan. 1.
Twenty-fifth ballot?Clark, 169;
Wilson. 406; Underwood, 108; Harmon,
25; Foss. 43; Marshall, 80; Bryan, 1;
James. 1.
Twenty-sixth ballot?Clark, 163 1-2.
Wilson. 407 1-2; Underwood. 112 1-2;
Harmon. 2ft. Marshall, 30; Bryan, 1,
Foss. 43; absent, 1 1-2.
Twent> -nevcntb ballot?Clark, 469;
Wilson. 406 1-2: Underwood, 112: Foss,
38; Marshall, 20; Harmon. :ft. Bryan,
1; absent, 1-2.
Twenty-eighth l.nllnt?Clark 1681-2;
Wilson. 437 1-2; Underwood, 112 1-2;
Harmon, 29; Foss. :tS; Kern. 1. Bryan.
I; absent. 1-2.
i Twenty-ninth ballot?Clark. 46S 1-2;
I Wilson. 436; Underwood, HI. Foss. 38;
j Harmon, K? rn. 4.
Thirtieth ballot?Clark. 152; Wilson.
[ 4 6?i; Underwood. 121 i-.\ Foss. 30;
j Hanne n. 19; Kern, 2.
I Thirty.Urs! Im.?Clark, 146 1-2:
i Wilson. 475 1-:'. Underwood, 11? 1-2;
Foss, .)'?: Harmon, it; Kern, 2. absent,
t hirty -aecoad ballot?Total,
:Clark. I4? 1-2: Wilson, 477 1-2; Under
j wood, 1J9 1-2; Harmon. U; Kern. 2;
loss. 2S; absent, 1-2.
Tblrty-tblrd ballot?Clark. 147 1-2.
Wilson. 477 1-2; Underwood. 103 1-2.
Harmon. 2;'. Kern, 2; Foss, 2S, absent.
I Thirty-fourth ballot?Clark, 447 1 -2,
I Wilson. 479 1-2: Underwood. 101 1-2;
I Harmon, 29; Kern. 2. Foss, 28; absent,
j 1-2.
Thirty-fifth ballot?Clark. 433 1-2;
[Wilson. 494 1-2; Underwood, 101 1-2;
Harmon, 29, Kern, i; Foss, 28; absent.
Thirt.v-sixth bollot?Clark, 134 1-2;
I Wilson, 49?; 1-2; Underwood, 98 1-2
Harmon, 29; Foss, 28; Kern. 1; absent,
Thirty-seventh ballot?Clark. 432 1-2.
Wilson. 496 1-2; Underwood. 100 1-2;
Harmon. 29, Foss, 2S; Kern. 1. ab?
sent. 1-2.
Tblrty-elglvth ballot?Clark, 12.5;
Wilson. 45S 12: Underwood, 106: Har?
mon. 29; Foss. 2S; Kern, 1; absent, 1-2.
Tttlrty-nlntb ballot?Clark. 422. v. 11
[son, 501 1-2; Underwood. 106; Harmon,
12:-. Foss, 2S. Kern, 1: absent. 1-2.
Fortieth ballot?Clnrk. 123; Wil?
son, 501 1-2; Cnderwood. 10r>: Harmon,
.2f; Foss. 25. Kern. 1. absent. 1-2.
Forty-first ballot?Clark. 424 Wil?
son. 499 1-2. Underwood. 106; Harmon.
27. Bryan. 1. Kern. 1; Foss. 23; Gaynor.
1, absent. 1-2.
Forty-seeonrt bollot?Hark. 430.
Wilson. 494. Cnderwood. Harmon.
27. Bryan. 1-2; Kern. 1; Foss. 28; Gay?
nor. I; .lames, l: .1. Hamilton Lewis, l,
lal.senl. 1-2. _ _
Cannot Be Found Long Enough
to Sign Important Congres?
sional Resolution.
Baltimore, Md., .Tun? 1.?Speaker
Clark apent the evening at the city
home of Mayor Preston near the con?
vention hall. Several members of inn
M'ssourl delegation met him at the.
Preston home. It was said he would
remain In the race.
Kludm l*ur?iier?.
''Washington, July I.?Speaker Clark
successfully eluded nil his pursuers
. ^A,Cpa?nuod on Seventy rago-i
Police Reserves Called Out to
Drive Clamoring Crowd
From Doors.
Baltimore. Md., July 1.?Convention
Hall wan almost stampeded to-night
by thousands of people who were re?
fused admission aft-r Chairman James
had ordered the police to admit no
one except delegates, alternates and
members of the press.
When the order wn& issued the po?
lice were having trouble preventing
? rushes nt the doom and In the streels
around the hall, within a few minutes
L iconuiiittd. aa .sp.vei.tn r&Bc.j. J
Wilson Delegates Who Are
"Broke" Will Have Their
Expenses Paid.
Sea Girt. N J.. July 1 ?A pledge of
IStOOO to pay the Mils a Wilson dele?
gates to the Baltimore convention was
marie to-night by Samuel Budlow, Jr..
I a banker of Jersey City, and Joseph B.
[Bernstein, a hicrchahi of the sarho
plnci Their announcement wna marie
following a conference with Governor
; Wllso,,.
Reports from Baltimore that oh SO?
1 count of the ex tended session, many
*1~ ACo|?tmuga yn tjevynm l'J?e i
Wil son s High Mark Reached at 50 1 ^ Votes
at Time When Clark's Figures Are Lowest,
Latter Having Gone Down to 422,
Then the Tide Turns.
Delegates Are worn Out With Convention and Sit
in Sort of Stupor While Monotonous Calling of
Roll G oes On, and Clerks Enter Vote Mechan?
ical^?Last Roll of Night Is Called in Great
Disorder, So Great Is Desire of Tired Delegates
and Spectators to Get Away?Underwood's
Vote Still Fluctuates Around 100 Mark and
Promised Stampede to Hirn When Wilson s Vote
Begins to Recede Fails to Materialize.
Baltimore. Md., July 2.?The deadlock in the Democratic
National Convention over a presidential nominee ^cemed more com?
plete than ever when adjournment was taken at 12:43 A. M. until
noon to-day. \\ bod row Wilson had made steady gains during
I Monday's balloting until he reached a high water mark of 501 i-2
votes on the thirty-ninth ballot. Me remained stationary on the
j fortieth ballot, and then began to lose ground. The last ballot was
the forty-second, when Governor Wilson polled 494 vote.-.
Speaker Champ Ciark reached the lowest ebb of his candidacy
on the ballot, where W ilson reached a crest. He went down to
422 votes at that time, but immediately began to pick up. and had
gone to 430 when adjournment was taken.
The Speaker came over to Baltimore during the evening, and
was a guest at the home of Mayor Preston, near convention hall.
He returned to W ashington shortly'before midnight.
The convention went through another monotonous round of
balloting. Five roll calif, in which Governor Woodrow Wilson
gained steadily and Speaker Champ Clark as steadily loft, were
taken, but without decisive result?. The evening started auspici?
ously for W ilson with the thirty-fifth ballot, and 011 the thirty-ninth
he had passed the 500 mark, with 1 1-2 votes to spare. C lark, in
the same ballot, lost 11 votes On the fortieth call of the roll W il?
son's 501 10 remained the same and Clark gained a single vote,
leaving him 4-.V Meantime the vote for Underwood fluctuated
within ten votes of the 100 mark. By the time the fortieth ballot
had been concluded ih?re was 119 hope of a nomination. The delc
igates sat in a sort of stupor. The roll-call clerks entered the vote
.mechanically, often without wailing for the responses from the
various States. At the end of the fortieth ballot a tired Alabama
I delegate moved t" adjourn, but when a roll call on the motion w as
demanded by the Wilson forces he withdrew it.
Another attempt was made to adjourn after the forty-second
I ballot, and the roll call had scarcely begun before the w eary dele?
gate-, .-ccinc that the motion was practically certain to prevail, be?
gan to crowd from their seats and out of the hall. The aisles were
jammed before half a hozctl Stales were called and the call pro?
ceeded in disorder. Bt yhe time the last State had been called less
than ball of the delegates were in their places .
The end of the call was finally reached, and at 12:43 the con?
vention adjourned until noon Tuesday.
's Proceedings in Detail
Baltimore, July l.?The Democratic
Nation.il Convention jesumod balloting
at 11 o'clock to-day, with a vast
throng in attendance, and Intense In
; terest prevailing In tho outcome ot the
unprecedented deadlock.
The twenty-seventh ballot for Presi?
dent showed little change in the last
vote .Saturday night. The Clark and'
I Wilson forces romained Intact, the
Changes t-elng few and not decisive.
Another sensation was added during
the biilot, John 11. Stanchlud i. speak?
ing for New York, denounced William
J. Bryan as a "money-hunt ins. favor
hunting, publicity-hunting marplot
J from Nebraska."
I New York's Vo'o was polled, show
Irg Clark 7>. Wilson 9, and Under wc o 1
2, absent l, but the soil. \.>ti- of ninety!
was cast under the unit rtiilt for
Clark, j
The result of the twenty-seventh
ballot was:
l lurk, Hilt
W Usoiii 40H 1-2.
I nderw ood, 1l
Posa a"
Marshall, SO.
Murinen. liU.
Ilrjini, 1.
Abseul, 1-3.
This gave Clark a gain of 1-2;
Wilson a loss of ;. and Underwood a
loss of 1-3 as compared with the
tt. enty-sixtii ballot.
A resolut on was Introduced by John
P. Knox, of Alabama, deploring the
bitterness of the convention and call?
ing fop a uni'ed from in order to
j fac'lltata the work of the convention.
1 It was refe.-rod to the resolutions
I committee without rending
j The twenty-seventh roll call went as
I far as Indiana before any material'
' shift was made Then the convention
I went wild as Senator Shlvely an
j no?nced i
?Kern. I. Wilson. 29 "
I iVt-en TUlet was restored b pol! was
demanded, but the demand, .was late*
withdrawn. The Indian,! vote, had
heretofore gone solid to Marshall.
I vftfr conferring with a number o?
I friends Mr Bryan sa d it was unlikely
I that he would reply to the r-pcech of
I Mr. Stanchflold.
Tr... Now Mexico delegation demanded
la poll alter the Vi.te it.id been reported
"eight for Clark '' The roll call show.
? ed Clark. . Wilson, 3: and under the
[unit rule ihe eight went to Clark.
The r.-Mili of tlie twenty-eighth bait
I lot was; j
( lark, m>
\\ ii-.in, hit l-'2.
t nderwood, l 12 1-2.
Harmon, 20.
Koss, 88.
Kern, t.
lirjiiu. I.
V Iis. tit. 1-2.
j Marshall was eliminated, twenty
nihe >.f his thirty votes In Indiana,
[going to Wilson, v. ho gained ttVlftV
onc on the ballot Clnrk lost 1 1-2.
I At the close of the twcnty-islghtlt
illot u was announced that arrange?
ments had been made to extend all
[railroad tickets, making them good
! until July 10.
'1912 or 1013?" demanded a delegate,
.? there was no reply.
The twenty-ninth ballot was ordered
. .ailed.
Twenty-Ninth Ballot.
j Indiana on the twenty-ninth ballot
'gave Kern 4, Wilson :?>. Thus Wilson
; lost three. A dispute ip the Iowa :
g.nion snowed f.tat that State stood:
Clark, it 1-2; Wilson. 11 1-2; butfunder
the unit rule the entire vote of tu?
State went to Clark.
Another wrangle followed when Kan?
sas was called Tho chairman of \-<
delegation , asked that the Stale bo
passed. Half a dozen delegates yelled:
"Wc want to vote now Two-third*
of this delegation are for Wilson, and
we want the vote ca-st that way.'
The delegation w-as orii.ired poll ?'?
I \ chorus of yells and jeers greeted
beginning of thin poll, and th.> rol of
?.he delegation proceeded In gfeat d ?
order The vote was: Wilson, ii;
[Clurk, '".; absent. 1; and the \ote of
.iCuiiiiaued, on Hlxth^Pi.atLx~E

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