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i:" *"••.•:• ..' ro*v 4».rJlv^. *-,# *Vr "a- fo.... J* 1 rv Y:* .•* A. "h* A& VOLUME 64 BLAST FIRED AT ROOSEVELT BY LAFOLLEnE Wisconsin Senator Blames Colonel for Defeat of Pro gressives in Their First National Contest. CHALLENGES HIS RIGHT AS LEADER Roosevelt, He Said, Only Cast Lot With Progres sives After Movement had Grown Without His Help. Washington, D. C., June 28.—Sena tor LaFollette has written the fol lowing editorial in the current num ber of LaFollette's Weekly: "Until Roosevelt came into the open as a candidate for the presidency five months ago, there was a strong and rapidly growing progressive move ment within the republican party. It wai based upon clearly defined princi ples. It stood forth as the representa tive of modern political thought on fundamental democracy. It had as sumed national proportions. It *was united. "Into this movement, when it gave promise of national success, Roose velt projected his ambition to be presi dent a third time. He spent weeks carefully planning a 'spontaneous call for himself. He responded by announc ing that he would be a 'receptive' can didate. His candidacy began to drag. He and his friends were in despair. Then came his defeat in North Dakota. He became desperate. ,, "Receptive Candidate" Campaign. ""An enormous campaign fund was raised. Headnuarters were opened in New York. Washington, Chicago and states east and west. Newspaper "writers were engaged at large prices to boom his candidacy. Special trains were hired and the 'receptive candi date' started in frantic pursuit of the nomination. In the history of Ameri can politics there has never been in a primary campaign for presidential nomination, an approach to the extra vagant expenditures made in his cam paign.Men notoriously identified with the steel trust and the harvester trust became his most active supporters. Leading reactionaries, stand-patters, and political bosses of the Hanna and Quay sort became his closest political friends and rfpresentatives in many states. Movement Grew With T. R. Away. "A number of the newer recruits to the republican progressive cause, men whb, before 1909, with three or four exceptions, had either been indifferent or opposed to the progressive move ment, became the noisiest supporters of Roosevelt, the 'winner.' It mattered not to them that Roo_sevelt had co operated with Aldrich on legislation during the entire seven years he was president. They forgot that it was only when Rooseveft was out of office and in Africa, through the united efforts of men who for years had been fight ing special interests that the progres sive cause became a national move ment. That Roosevelt was for Taft in 1910 when Taft was d^ounclng all progressives as 'pirates and traitors,' that he waited until little more' than a year ago, balancing the chances, be fore deciding whether to cast in his lot wkh the progressives in this presi dential year, counted for nothing with the class of progressives who wanted to 'win'—not a real progressive vic tory—just a victory. Colonel Carried Stand-Pat States. "And they did win precisely that kind of a victory. They carried over whelmingly the great stand-pat states of Illinois and Pennsylvania. That stamped the Roosevelt candidacy with its true character. No real progressive would have secured anything like nuch vote in either of those two states. It •vad, however, the outward seeming of success, the sort of success that in toxicates—that catches the crowd. It enabled Roosevelt to win in two or three really progressive states. For tunately, it did not enable him to secure the nomination which would have compromised the progressive movement and defeated real achieve ment for years. y.« '""W*" -i"* Roosevelt Blamed for Defeat. "Upon Theodore Hoosevelt and his followers rests the responsibility of having divided the progressives in their first national contest. Stimulated by an overmastering desire to win, they denounced loyalty to conviction and principle as stubborn selfishness. In the convention they put forward no Santiago, Cuba, June 28.—General platform—no issues. They made no Everistos Estenoz, the rebel leader, fight against the reactionary platform was killed yesterday at Vega Bellacd, adopted. They substituted vulgar per- six miles from Micara, in the vicinity sonalities and the coarse epithets of of Songo, by government troops under the prize ring for the serious consider- command of Lieutenant De La Torre, ation of the great economic problems after a battle in which 100 insurgents and for the time being brought ridi- were killed. The dead include prob cule and contempt upon a great cause, ably also General Pedro Ivonet. "But the progressive movement The body of General EBtenoz arrived does not consist of a few self-consti- this morning. Great crowds lined the tuted leaders. It consists of millions of streets as the corpse was taken to thoughtful citizens jjrawn together by the military barracks, where it will a common in certain principles, lie in state until the burlap today. --a" IS* A Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Montana being in attendance. NEW YORK.—It was officially an nounced by the United States steel corporation here today that the price of bars, plates and structural steel has been advanced $1 a ton fol lowing the lead set by the Independ ents early in the week.. This..makes bar $1.25 per hundred pounds, and plates and structural $1.30. LOUISVILLE, KY.—Two persons were killed and three seriously hurt In a fire that attacked a second floor dormitory in a business building here early1today. One of the vic tims was a homeless woman who appealed at the dormitory for shel ter. CHICAGO—The culmination of a ro mance, begun three years ago at Windsor Castle, the home of the English king and queen, came last night in the marriage on a lawn in Roger's park of Alfred Duncan Mackey, former royal gardener for King Edward VII. and Miss Louise C. House, who has been house keeper in the York tower of Wind sor Castle. ZION CITY, ILL.—A new pipe organ one of the largest in the world which has just been installed in the tabernacle here at the direction of Overseer Wilbur Glenn Voliva was dedicated last night. Faction al differences were suspended dur ing the dedication ceremonies. JEFERSON CITY, MO.—The Mis souri supreme court today decided the contest for state offices in favor of the republicans, seating Judge John C. Brown and States Superin tendent of Schools N. P. Evans. SEOUL. KOREA—The preliminary hearings in the trial of the 123 Koreans arrested in connection with the conspiracy to assassinate the governor general Count Terachl began this morning. WILKESBARRE, PA.—Michael F. Kileen, assistant chief of police of Luzerine borough, near here, killed a burglar in his room today: WASHINGTON, D. C—The army transport Sheridan, which has been drifting caught in the ice off Alaska in the Pacific ocean, has arrived safely at Nome. CHICAGO—The jury in the case of John C. Henning, who sued Clarence S. Funk, general manager of the In ternational Harvester Co., for $25, 000, charging alienation of Mrs. Henning's affections today returned a verdict for the defendant. LEADER OF CUBAN REBELS KILLED Death of Estenoz and 100 Followers Believed to Presage End of Rebellion. ttiiiratm ®ri- New York Will Stay With Harmon on Second Ballot Clark Later to Get Vote Baltimore, Md., June 28.—The New York delegation decided in caucus late this afternoon to stick to Judson Harmon on the second 4» ballot and to vote for Clark on the third ballot unless unusual devel opments arise. As to Underwood, Kern and others future caucuses will determine. 4» We can caucus any time without leaving our chairs," said Alton B. Parker Charles F. Murphy announced after the New ork caucus that it was not definite that New York's ninety votes should go to Clark on the third ballot. "We will vote for Harmon until the delegation is polled," said Murphy. "That may come on the third ballot. It may 4» not." This action is thought to settle the fact that there will be no nom «S ination on the second ballot. If Clark gets New York's ninety later and holds the votes he got on the first ballot he will be in reaching distance of the nomination, although he then will be still nearly 200 votes short of enougli to win. Leaders representing all candidates for the presidential nomlna tion declared before the convention was called to order that all had agreed to remain in session until a nomination is made. The con vention was called to order at 4:12 p. m. 4» 4» BRIEF* MATTERS IN THE tAY'S NEWS SEATTLE, WASH—The Leonard Ole son disfranchisement case again oc cupied the attention of the sub-com mittee of the house of representa tives when it resumed today the in vestigation of the impeachment charges brought against United States District Judge Cornelius B. Hanford by Congressman Victor L. Berger. DULUTH, MINN.— The "Nordlands Lag," a Norweigian organization, is holding its fifth annual gathering here, more than 300 delegates from J* DISCUSS CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT Baltimore, Md., June 28.—With the candidates for the democratic presi dential nomination on the home stretch, the political trainers are grooming the field of entries for the vice presidential race. In the politi cal situation there is' no favorite for second place on the ticket. All de pends on the presidential nominee. Among the most conspicuous of the vice presidential possibilities at this time are Gov. Burke of North Dakota, who was in the presidential contest until last night when he withdrew his own name by telegraph, Representa tive William Sulzer of New York, chairman of the house committee on foreign affairs, Mayor Newton Baker of Cleveland Senator O'Gorman, of New York Representative W. Red field of New York Mayor James Pres ton of Baltimore, and Representative Robert H. Henry of Texas, and many others. Gov. Marshall of Indiana, who still is In, the- presidential race, witb| the support of Indiana's thirty votes, is being much discussed as a vice presi dential possibility should he join the victims of the elemination trials in the premier contest. The name of Repre sentative Oscar W. Underwood, still in the race for the presidential nomin ation, is also much talked of in case the first place does not fall to his lot. Underwood, it is regarded, would sure ly cement harmony In the party and bring together all factions in the south and pivotal states New York, Illinois, and Indiana. Mr. Underwood's staunchest supporters, however, insist that unless he is chosen to head the ticket he would "prefer to remain where he is as leader of the house majority." BRYAN VOTED FOR CLARK ON THE FIRST Baltimore, Md., June 28.—William J. Bryan had no word to say today on the first ballot cast for the presidential nomination and after the adjourn ment of the all-night session the Ne braskan hurried to his hotel for a needed rest. He indicated that the delegates had already spoken their mind against Underwood and Harmon but was non-commital as to whether his choice was Clark or Wilson, al though he added that he had voted for Clark. Mr. Bryan believes that he has achieved a great moral victory in se curing the passage of his Morgan-Ryan Belmont resolution which was hurled into the convention like a boomBhell last night. Over the breakfast table this morning Mr. Bryan talked freely of the resolution and when asked what the effect would be replied: "You wait for a week. There has never been such an alignment of a po litical party against an interest. Just see the vote that was cast for the resolution." "Did not the elimination of the last clause demanding the withdrawal of any delegate representing the Mor gan-Ryan-Belmont interests nullify the resolution." "No," replied Mr. Bryan with em phasis. "The last clause was merely putting into effect the first clause. When before in any convention have we had such men named?" "What do you think of Virginia's vote in favor of this resolution?" There were 23% votes for it and one half against it. And Thos. F. Ryan was sitting in the delegation." "This resolution has made the dele gates get in line. Those who nomi nated a reactionary after passing this resolution would never dare go home if they lived west of the Allegheny mountains. The convention has gone on record." An inquiry whether he would sup port a reactionary candidate seemed to nettle Mr. Bryan and he gave no definite answer. Mr. Bryan's friends say the passage of the Mr rgan-Rvan-Belmont resolu tion has shown the country this is a progressive convention and a progres sive must be named. '•M PLATFORM WILL Tariff, Trusts and Financial Planks to be Direct, but Suffrage and Initiative May be Dodged. DOCUMENT READY TO BE SUBMITTED Will be Lengthy, but Not Because Planks are Long, but Because so Many Sub jects are Treated. Baltimore, Md., June 28.—With heavy eyes and unkempt appearance, the members of the sub-committee of the convention committee on resolu tions, began gathering in their room shortly after 10 o'clock today. Mr. Bryan was not among the first to ar rive, and the other members generally began work on the theory that com paratively little progress is being made in his absence. Apparently when the committee ceased its labor yesterday the plat form had been completed, but like all other documents of the kind phrase ological and other imperfections were discovered at every reading. There was not much discussion today by the sub-committee and the full com mittee of minor propositions which previously it had been decided should be omitted. These questions were the female suffrage and the use of the in itiative, referendum and recall. It had been practically decided that these and other features should be ^eft to the discretion of the states, but some of the members felt that an expression-by the national convention would be helpful and along the lines for which the progressive wing of the party has struggled for the past sev eral yearB. These points were left undecided until the last minute. Platform Appeal Made to Roosevelt. The differences on such questions as these have been those of policy and expediency only. The committee has been united absolutely in support of the. progressive idea and the members have outvied with one another in their efforts to have the platform express the very foremost thought of modern democracy. There also is an effort to so frame the platform as to appeal to the repub lican progressives in the hope that many of them may be won over, and indeed, in the opinion of Bome, that Col. Roosevelt may be induced to abandon his further presidential am bitions and join the democrats in bringing about results on which they declare his views are in accord with their own. With these purposes in mind the old time democracy doc trines will be eo extended as to cover many fields. Platform Unusually Long. This inclination has led to the mak ing of an unusually long platform, but its length will be found to be due to the variety of subjects rather than to the elaboration of any particular plank. Indeed there has been a con sistent effort to blue pencil unneces sary words. When, for instance Sam uel Gompers appeared before the com mittee in the interest of labor he was asked by Mr. Bryan, who is the dom inating factor in the committee, whe ther the Denver labor plank was not satisfactory. "It was," replied Mr. Gompers, "re affirm it and we will be satisfied." "Rewrite that plank," replied Mr. Bryan, "but put it in half the words and make each of them briBtle." With the e:/:eption of the declara tion regarding Mississippi river im provements not a single plank of the platform has found its way outside the committee room when work was resumed today. Tariff for Revenue Only Favored. Giving special prominence to the tariff an effort will be made to demon strate that the republican policy of protection has been responsible in a large degree for the present high cost of living and for the development of trusts and monopolies. There will be a positive declaration for revision downward to the basis of a tariff for revenue only, with especial stress up on the word "only" but to meet the demands largely of Senator Newlands and at the same time indorse the piece meal revision of the house of represen tatives the opinion will be expressed that the reductions should be made gradually with a view of disturbing business to as slight an extent as pos sible. The Financial Plank. It is hoped to so shape the financial plank as to convince the bankers of the country that there is a possibility of revising the finances without re sorting to the central reserve plan suggested by Senator Aldrich and the monetary commission. The Aldrich plan is denounced on the theory that it would place the issuance of the currency and its continued control when issued in the hands of practical ly one business corporation, which it is contended would be the result of the Continued on Page S) J-!',.",.'"!'"!1'/" DTTBMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA.SATURDAY, JUNE 29,1912. i:&¥Lvmm •Afz.i /,t V" 7'^ CLARK LEADS WILSON ON THE DEMOCRATIC FORCES ARE THE SECOND TEST OF Leaders Trying to Draw Suppox. wading Can didates W'ik\ ^ond Bal lot is Taken JV a, NOTHING DECISIVE ABOUT FIRST BALLOT All Eyes Centered on Pivotal States, New York, Illinois and Indiana, With Large Aggregate of Votes. Baltimore, Md., June 28.—With the resumption of the session of the na tional democratic convention but two hours away the situation at 2 o'clock this afternoon was no more clarified that it was when the convention ad journed at 7:10 this morning. The managers of the leading candidate were making confident claims and there were many rumors of new deals and new alignments. Many conferences and caucuses were in progress and there was some feeling that out of them might grow developments that would have sharp effect on the first two or three bal lots. It was reported this afternoon that a plan was on foot to spring a Kern Underwood ticket. ThiB plan seems to be contingent upon a deadlock, how ever, and Senator Kern himself was silent on the subject beyond saying that he was not a candidate. Speculation during the early hours to day oentered on the length of the con vention and its ability to avert a dead lock in the session beginning at 4 o'clock this afternoon and after that of course, who would be the nominee. It was expected that a number of caucuses would be held as the day progressed. Chairman Ollle James reiterated the view expressed after the early morn ing adjournment that the standard bearer would be chosen without an other all night session. The chairman felt that from now on the convention would keep steadily at business with the prospects of a succession of bal lots until a decision was reached. Fol lowing that will come the still open question of the vice presidency and then the platform. It was not expect ed that the platform would be reached until late this evening and possibly not until tomorrow although the draft will be ready for presenta tion well before that time. Pivotal State Leaders Caucus. The ballot of the early morning was taken as the starting point for all speculation as to who would be the candidate. All eyes were centered In New York, Illinois and Indiana with their large aggregate of votes. The feeling was general that the nominee of the convention is assured of a prac tically solid south next November and all energies were being beint to add to this conceded southern strength the additional strength of the pivotal northwest states notably New York, Illinois and Indiana which would com bine enough electoral from the north and south to secure a victory. Messrs. Murphy, Sullivan and Tag gart, the three leaders of these north ern states, have been in constant con sultation and have been working in harmony as the lines have been formed, and they will go over the situation before the balloting is re sumed this afternoon., The New York delegation has an element of about one third of its strength favorable to Wilson, but the predominating element of about sixty votes is for any one who has reasonable assurance of carrying New York. Thus far, the New York delegation has reached this stage. 4-t the caucuses yesterday they agreed on complimentary vote for Gaynor, and they probably will continue these com plimentary votes \intil they can see more definitely their way' to make the large vote of the empire state most effective. A Tammany caucus will be held at 3 o'clock today and the Harmon lead ers will go into conference about the same time. Conflicting Influences Seen. There are a number of conflicting influences operating on the conven tion. One is the deBire to nominate a candidate whose appeal to the people will be sufficiently strong. The other is to name a man who can make an appeal to the south and to New York, which are regarded as the two sec tions most conservative in their ten dencies. While Murphy, Sullivan and Taggart are yoke-fellows for the time being it was felt that they are likely to come to a parting of the ways very soon. It is not improbable, according to the speculation going on early in the day, that New York will turn to Clark, while the Illinois and Indiana contingents are more likely to turn to Wilson. There is nothing definite on these moves, but there were ten- intinued on Pape 8) RESULT OF THE FIRST BALLOT ON NOMINEE Baltimore, Md., June 28.—Following. is the result by states of the first bol lot on the presidential nomination which was completed just before 7 o'clock this morning after an all night session: FOR PRESIDENT. a W Alabama 24 6 18 California 26 ,. 12 Connecticut .. 6 12 28 8 58 26 20 Kentucky 26 11 ft Minnesota 24 Mississippi •. Maine 1 9 2 16 ,, Massachusetts ... 36 Michigan 12 io 7 •, ,. ,. Missouri 36 Nebraska 12 20 ,, ,« Montana 8 ,, ,. ,, Nevada 6 4 ,, ,. .. New Hampshire.. 8 2 24 2 New Mexico 8 ,, ,. 90 Ohio 10 86 Oklahoma 10 10 Pennsylvania .... 71 6 Rhode Island .. io Utah 6 Vermont Virginia Washington .. 14 West Virginia ... 16 ,. North Carolina .. 16% 7 North Dakota ... 10 ,, ,, .. Oregon 10 •. •. -t South Carolina. 'South Dakota no ., Tennessee *6 6 6 0 Texas 40 ,. •. •. ., ., 14% •. •, Wisconsin 6 19 Wyoming 6 Alaska 4 ,. ,, District Columbia 6 Hawaii 2 8 ,, ,. 1 •. ,, Porto Rico 2 3 1 324 148 117% Bryan 1, Baldwin .22, Sulzer 2, Mar shall 31, not voting 2. LEADERS IN RACE FOR NOMINATION GOV. WOODROW WILSON SPEAKER CHAMP CLARK. 'wmi- v-l «f «,. „,s V/ William J. Bryan of Nebraska, got one vote from the Ohio delegation. Some of his friends had expected that he would receive more scattering votes but the fact that he did not show any strength whatever on the first ballot did not discourage them. They still felt that ft the event of a deadlock—which early today seemed more than probable—Mr. Bryan might be turned to again to lead his party in the presidential race. The All Night 8ession. The all night session of the conven* tion was picturesque in many ways. In all there were about eight hours of oratory and demonstrations. The Clark and Wilson forces were the prin cipal contestants in the struggle to see which could keep up the cheering longest. The Clark demonstration, th« first big one of the evening, lasted one hour and five minutes. The Wilson people when their turn camfe declined to quiet down until after they had passed the Clark record and added about ten minutes to it. After day had broken and the drtifi' cial lights in the big armory were giv ing way before the gray shafts stream- MmS 4 **'1 V: -£& tion Opposed Candidate Favored by Morgan, Ryan or Belmont Raises Storm Baltimore, Md., June 28.—After sit ting all through the night the demo* cratic national convention reached the first ballot on the presidential nomin ation shortly before 7 o'clock thta morning. There was no choice. Ia fact, all of the candidates were so far away from the two-thirds votes nec* essary to nominate that the delegate* today l9oked forward to a long, hard fight. ... After the first ballot, the convention at 7:16 a. m., took a recess to 4 o'clock this afternoon. In the meantime thera will be much studying of the figure!, of the test vote and conferences among the leaders. As was expected Speaker Champ Clark led all the othei candidates on the first ballot. H« received 440% votes to 324 for Wood* row Wilson, his nearest rival. Thil however, left the speaker 286% votei short of the necessary two-thirds. Gov. Judson Harmon of Ohio, aided by New York's solid block of 90 votes was third with 148. Representatlvs Oscar W. Underwood of AlabAiruL re ceived 117% votes. ing through the windows the pangs of hunger and the fatigue of the long sit ting drew upon them and they began to call to the speakers to make what they had to say as brief as possible.* The wiser men among the scheduled orators heeded this advice. Others who attempted to make the eagle scream and the flag wave in wordy pictures were treated with scant courtesy. It was 6:43 a. m. when the last state was called and the last speech had been made. It required half an hour to call the roll and figure the results. Then came the motion to recess and it was car ried despite the throaty-voiced pro tests of some delegates who were ready to go on with the ballot to the bitter end. The session over, the big hall was emptied in a few minutes. Before the result of the roll calf was announced half a dozen states shifted votes to the aye column and others followed. Shortly after the vote was announced as ayes, 889 nayes, 196 not voting 2 absent 1. r, Bryan Explains Action. At the conclusion of the roll call on his resolution Mr. Bryan bad the fol lowing to say: "This vote eliminates all of the re actionaries, and we can now proceed to the election of a progressive, put him on a progressive platform and go out and win. There are some things which I think it would be wise for the candidate to do, but they need not be announced until his nomination." At an early hour this morning the democratic national convention was in Bession endeavoring to reach a first ballot in the fight to nominate a presi dential candidate. Underwood Is Nominated. When Alabama, the first state on the roll, was called, the chairman of the delegation announced that William B. Bankhead, son of Senator Bankhead, would speak. He placed in nomination Oscar W. Underwood Bankhead concluded at 11:18 p. m. and the Alabama delegates leaped cheering to their seats, joined by the (Continued on Page 5) liiiil'fti'ijatfiTfti W*i Tl^r^iVirTTT'ii^"-' 'm 4 NUMBER 141 FIRST BALLOT LINED UP FOR LATE O'clock This Morning. BRYAN RESOLUTION STARTS WARM FIGHT t- ml •K Speaker Had 440% to 324 for New Jerseyan When Vote Was Taken at 7 Chi f: tl yf & ''T.&.iWiE i£fe:'