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Woodrow Wilson Is Made Standard-Bearer of Democratic Party;
Governor Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana, Named for Vice-President
Shower of Telegrams
and Letters Makes
Leaders' Political Ob?
stinacy No Longer
Virginia Plays Conspicuous Part
in Naming Woodrow Wilson !
for Presidency, Supporting
Him Solidly During Last Day
of Balloting: W. J. Bryan Can
Claim No Credit for Victory of
Jersey Governor, as Latter Won
in Spite of Him?Nebraskan
Did Not Ceasr From Flays In
tended to Bring About His
Own Nomination Till He Real- i
ized That Convention Would J
Have None of Him.
Baltimore, Md.. July ?Far
sighted leaders like Thomas S.
Martin, of Virginia, and John H.
Bankhead, of Alabama, having
heard extensively .md command
ingly from the folks back home,
broke the deadlock in the Demo?
cratic National Convention and
made possible ihr nomination of
Woodrow Wilson for President
of the United States! The public
had become extremely lircd with
the delays caused by personal
ambitions and selfish aspirations,
and in telegrams and letters
which descended upon the dele
Kates like a shower, the public
said so.
Without this demand for a
solution in the interest of the
Democratic party, the New Jer?
sey Governor could never have
been nominated. Without the
consent of the real leaders, who
saw only defeat in long, con?
tinued, fruitless balloting, Xew
York would never have yielded,
nor would the supporters of Os?
car W. Underwood have given
up their fight. There were at all
limes enough votes to have de-i
feated Wilson, In fact, at the
moment of adjournment Monday
night he had reached the crest oi
the tide which had set in for him,
even a> ("lark had done before
him, and had begun to lose,
leaving the situation as hopeless
of solution as at any time since J
the convention began to ballot. !
Realize Their Mistake.
Looking back, the Clark peo?
ple now realize their mistake in
agreeing to an adjournment last
nicrht. A few more ballots show-C
ing Wilson losses would have deterred the flocking of new delega?
tions to the Wilson standard, and even might have brought suc?
cess to the Missourian. But the events of the last two days indi?
cated that ihe individual voter was for Wilson. Not unanimously
so, of course, but strikingly so. This feeling existed in Virginia,
and it made itself felt in the delegation.
So it is to-night that the Virginia delegation is welf satisfied
with the outcome It- members feel that no mistake has been made,
that no better man could have been selected, thai they at least
represented the people of their State who elected them, and
that the party will finish in November with Woodrow Wilson as its
standard bearer. Their feeling is general. Delegates from all over
the. country arc hopeful and cheerful. Animosities have been largely
forgotten, and the representatives of the Democrats of the United
States leave for their homes with the consciousness of duty well
Lest we forget. Woodrow Wilson was named in spite of. and
not because of. William Jennings Bryan. It wasn't until the Ne
braskan found that the convention would have none of hi.n, and had
been stunned with the. resentment felt toward him. that he desisted
from his series of spectacular plays designed to secure for him a
fourth nomination, lie cannot now escape tho duty of giving Wil?
son his hearty support, nor can he claim a material part in the Jer?
sey man's nomination. After all, he was forced to tccept a candi?
date for whom \e\v York voted, not changing his own ballot when
this happened. It was no longer profitable to.p'r.y to the galleries.
Virginia played no inconspicuous part in the selection of'Wood
(Contlnucd, on KlgJath Pago.)
j Baltomor?, Md.. July ;??FOB PRESI?
rill? lim tbo tlrket completed by ihr
Democratic National Cmivcotlon at liSO
I A. M. to-day
j Tbr nomination of l.nvcrnor Mar
I shall f/>r Vlee-I'renldcut cunir comc
jllilotc n.< a auriM-lne, for when the
j Dlftht'a hnllotiou for Vioe-Prealdrnt he
I nun It ?eriued that tbo II rvun-Wilson
rnntlncrnt In the eonv.-ntlon had de?
finitely nettled upon Governor John E.
Purke. of Vorth Dakota.
There nni not much of a riebt. btm
rver, nnd "hen the tun liullntn tlla
Clnned Marshall ??n?lly In the lend 4io?
crnnr llnrke ?? name nni, n lilnlniiMi.
nnd Marshall Trae proclaimed tbr nomi.
nrr by acclamation. * minute later
the convention hud ndjonrued aloe die.
The Mi !? ,i f ( ??. nnrn and Hi-nrj, made
tl'dr ?ny out of (be big convention
? i ii 11 singing, nnd happy t<? be Htartcd
for home.
Governor Wilson was nominated at
the afternoon session on the tony*
sixth ballot, and his nomination, like
that of Governor Marshall, io-nigiit
was .(|uiekly made unanimous. The
best of fbellnK pervaded both ses?
sions, and trie delegates seemed to l?>
in a happy frame of rf!?i\3. Mr. Brian
had announced hlfi intention of in?
troducing a resolut on in effect dis?
charging the national committee front
the conduct of the coming campaign
and allowing Governor Wilson to ap?
point his own cani:>alKn committee.
He was dissuaded fro'rn this course,
anri tnHeati of making a move tn.it
mlahl have stirred up strife, he mad.;
a little speech which he termed his
"valedictory," nr.d in happy vein
Leaves Dyrd Street St.nlon <:in A M., car?
rying through cim-hes to Virginia Here h.
Trnln wlli he run Int? ? the Neu Terminal
1>eimt. Notfelk '/.W ROUND Tilir. Nor?
folk, Ocean View. Virginia Beach.
, turned over ihr- (hantle of bis for- |
in.-;' leadership ns 1 pregldenlal can
dldate 10 Governor Wilson.
lie pledged Iiis faithful support of,
the nominees nnd ended by urging j
that either Governor Burke or Sen- ;
jntor <i(>o:?f chamberlain, of orepnn.
h.- nominated for Vice-president. The
NV.i/-rir>.un was iindcrstn.'irt partiell-I
? larly %?> favor (iovcrnor Burk,- at n !
jtvpe of the modern progressive.
When, after the first ballot, softie
one moved to malte the nomliintlon of j
t Marshall unanimous, Mr. ftrynn start
] ed *CT Ul* stage to mnKf n Bt'ntc
i men! Tne motion *ras wMHttdrawn 1
before ha ronld speak. When tho no
; tion was renewed, after the second
j ballot, Mr. Bryan did not protest,
', The platform hewed out In com'*
I'mlttee several days aso -Mid warmly
prrii.?ed by Mr Bryan was adopted 1
tvith a whoop.
Manj or the delegates trent <it- .
rectly from the convention hall to:
npeclal trains, nnd hy to-morrow prnc-j
i tlcdlly all ivlll nave left town.
Baltimore, July 2.'?-The Domocratlo.]
National Convention bernnjo a love
I feast to-night when It met to select
(Continued on Second Pago.)
He Has 990 Votes to 84
for Clark, and His
Nomination is
Made Unan?
Election of New Jersey Governor
Meets Chorus of Approval
From Delegates?Only Four
Baliots Required co Settle
Fight on Final Day of Conven?
tion?Illinois Switches From
Clark, Virginia Follows, Then
Other States Drop in Line, nnd
? Before Last Roll Is Called Re?
sult Is No Longer in Doubt.
Missouri Sticks to Speaker to
End, but When Defeat Is Ac?
complished. Stone Moves to
Make Selection Unanimous.
Baltimore, Md., July 2.?Gov?
ernor Woodrow Wdson, of New
Jersey, was made the presidential
nominee of the Democratic Na?
tional Convention at the after?
noon session to-day when, ou
the forty-sixth ballot, he received
990 \otes to 84 for Champ Clark,
The Missouri delegation, which
had remained faithful to Clark to
[the end. then inched that the
nomination be made unanimous.
There ?a; a great chorus of ap?
proval, and the long right was
Only tour ballots were ueces-*
sary to-day to reach a uomina
tioa. When adjournment took
j place test night the Convention
! hiid seemed io be in sli but
I hopeless deadlock. Wilson haxl
i begun to L?se ground ou the last
few ballots-, add Cha::ip Liane
had made a few temporary gains.
This encouraged the Speaker to
rur-h over to Baltimore front
Washington liiis morning in the
hope of still further turning the
tide and rallying his forces to a
final stand.
When he reached here, how?
ever, he learned that 1 he Illinois
'delegation, at an early morning
conference, had decided to switch
; from Clark to Wilson. This
! meant a change Of fifty-eight
votes, and w as as fata! to Clark's
chances as it-was inspiring to the
Wilson forces, illinois had been
expected to "break" ail day yes?
terday, and there was deep gloom
in the Wilson camp when it
Hailed to do so.
I With the change this morning,
^however, the Wilson forces went
to the convention hall at noon in the firm belief that the. New
Jersey Governor would be nominated before another adjournment
wa.- uiken. A? they had anticipated, the vote of Illinois marked the
beginning of the end.
West Virginia joined hands with Illinois in going over to Wil?
son on the forty-third ballot, the first ca-t to-day.
Wilson jumped froni his final vote of ;?;} last night to 602 on
the first ballot to-day. The figures told their own story, l ite Wil
>on delegates were jubilant as Chairman Janies directed the second
cajl of the day. the forty-fourth of the convention. The most im?
portant change on this ballot was in the Colorado delegation, which
had been voting 11 i"r ( lark and l for Wilson. This time C olorado
div ided 10 lb for Wilson. Altogether the ultimate nominee gained
twenty four \ 1 ites
Then came tin n .rt>-fifth. It was disappointing, in a way, for
Clark held Iiis own and Wilson made a gain of only four. There
were only tew in the hall at this time who did not believe Wilson
would win, but they feared it would take a long, long while for him
to attain the 7^5 1-3 votes necessary to nominate. It was realize I
that there must he a decided "break" in the Underwood vote, which
had held firm from the beginning, before any man could win.
The forty-sixth ballot had been ordere I when Senator Rank
head, of Alabama, was seen making his way to the -tage. Word
flashed over the great armory that his purpose was t. withdraw
Mr. Underwood from toe race and release his delegates to vote for
whom they sa'w fit. The delegates, wearied by the long sessions of
the past week, realized all ?.t once that this was indeed the climax.
(CuulmunA out Seventh Pusti.j

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