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Saturday Evening, June 29, 1912 28 Pages WFOim SECTIONS TODAY. Week-End Edition r"ETHER FORECAST. Fair tonight and Sunday. w" ' J . T&m -J".A" " L L.H'UJ." -I- . I I1 - J LI- -J..L- -lili DEMQCRAiaXAIL TWO-THJHDSD: PflSQAN IN RULE I! fl MEXICAN NOT HOLD PRISON T REPEATED Effort to Be Made to Break It and Elect Clark on a Majority Vote. BRYAN IS PUZZLE TO THE LEADERS Just What He Will Do Wor ries Them National Com mittee "Hands Off." Scene Of Big Democratic Assembly Homer Scott, Held as Spy, Faces Death, Finally Gains Freedom. SAVED BY HELP OF AN AMERICAN Baltimore, ML, June 29. The Demo cratic national convention -was again In session this afternoon trying to break the deadlock on the nomination of a presidential candidate. Immediate ly after convening, the 13th ballot was taken. It seemed to be generally ac cepted that a" choice, under the two thirds rule, was a long way off. It was reported that chairman James during the day might from the platform advocate the abrogation of this rule. Senator Lea, floor leader of the pro gressives, asserted that a nomination would mean nothing unless made by two-thirds of the delegates and that it would require a two-thirds vote to sus pend the rules to permit a majority nomination. Chairman James, when asked about the report. Indicated that he felt sure a nomination would be given to Clark in view of the majority vote received by him. He said that if "Wilson or any other should at some time secure a majority and fail of the nomination, then it might be necessary to change the rules and that the con vention had the power to do so. Committee Keeps Out. After several informal conferences among the leaders. It as decided that no session of the national Democratic committee would be held today and that the situation would have to work Itself out . , Soon after the convention adjourned this morning, members of the commit tee gathered at the Belvidere hotel to discuss the state of affairs and find a wav out tf the ttlclty. If possible. and a man to lead the way. Several champions of leading candidates were appealed to and chairman Mack finally agreed to calra meeting of the commit tee, but later called it off. News of the proposed meeting spread quicklv through" the headquarters of the various candidates and plans were made by the leaders in all camps to confer with the committee, each with the hope that out of the confrence he could bring advantage to his candidate. Ncvr York-Clark Denl. That the New York delegation would stick by Champ Clarkfor a total of 10 ballots was reported and this informa tion settled the determination of the Wilson. Harmon and Underwood lead ers to stand with unyielding front for their candidates in the hope that after the 19th ballot. New York would desert. Clark and throw support somewhere else. New York supported Clark in three ballots last night. According to the reported agreement, Charles F. Murphy was to cast the 99 votes of the Empire state for the speaker In seven more suc cessive ballots. Then, if Clark had not reached the goal, the 90 votes were to be transferred to another man. The agreement of the New York leaders to stand -by Clark for 16 ballots is said to have been made when the Clark support was given to Alton B. Parker for tem porary chalnnan- TJncertnlnty of Bryan. The uncertain situation over the naming of a candidate gave rise today to much speculation among the leaders a3 to what move would be made, if any, bv Bryan to break the deadlock, but in an interview today Mr. Bryan disclosed nothing. Not Wise to Issue Bulletins. "Everybody says that you are going to make a break; If so, will you tell us what it is?" he was asked. "I have not thought it wise to Issue bulletins," replied Mr. Bryan. "I find It better to make announcements." "Well, can you say that you will make an announcement?" 'Whenever there is anything to be done," he replied. "You speak of purging the national committee. When would that be doner "I am not prepared to make any statement, except at the proper time," said Mr. Bryan. -Do you think nominations will be made today?" I -will not prophesy." "Will you give us your own private j views in regard to tne one presiaenuai term?" I For Single Term. 'I can only say that beginning about 38 years ago, when I tried to secure an amendment to the constitution, I have been an advocate of a single term, and in the three campaigns, I announced Continued on"Pge Four. Held four days as a spy and seeing his companions taken from the jail yard and executed. Homer Scott believes that he had but an hour to live when he was paroled by Gen. Huerta at Santa Rosalia. Scott is strong in his denunciation of Mexican consul E. C Llorente. and Felix Sommerfeld, Madero's "personal ambassador" in El Paso. It is known that Gen. Huerta wired here to consul Llorente to ascertain what he could about Scott. Mexican consul Llorente and Felix Sommerfeld both said so; the consul repeatedly stated to Scott's triends that Scott was having the liberty ' of the camp and taking pictures, when in reality Scott was in jail or being sent to Mexico City. Sommerfeld stated, after Gen. Huerta had inquired about Scott, that the gen eral had been informed that Scott had no newspaper connection. Scott says he believes this information caused Huerta to consider him a spy, posing as a. newspaper pnotograpner. xne trutn is that Scott was taking pictures lor the biggest newspapers In the coun try the New York Herald, the News paper Enterprise association, Collier's, Leslie's and others. He had been sup plying them regularly and had. orders irom them for more pictures. A tele gram from Leslie's asking for more pic tures came to his office while he was in Mexico; several have been received from the Los Angeles Herald asking for pictures. ' Who Is Responsible. "The first three days I was In jail I had the liberty of the jail yard and received good treatment, eating at the officers' mess and being free from guards," says Scott. "The fourth day I was locked up and a heavy guard iacmI nwr mi T tw!i?VA thnt sompflne in El Paso was responsible for thfs J Afl n ATI fr " The Fifth Regiment Armory, in Baltimore, Where the Democratic National Convention Is In Session. treatment. WMle Scott was being vermin infested Mexican because he was trying to get pictures or an army, consul Llorente was directing the movement of an army of many scare "sjiies in El -Paso. Scott had been with the rebel army until captured at Santa 'Rosalia by the federals. He arrival in El Paso Friday evening from Mexico City, where he was sent on parole and where hir liberty was restored to "him by Gen. Garcia Pena, minister of war. Ones Life To Brandon. Scott owes his life solely to the inter vention of hiF American friends in Santa Rosalia, including Gerald Bran don, an American war correspondent of EI Diario, of Mexico City, who suc ceeded in getting his parole from Gen. Huerta. When the rebels were forced to evacuate Jiminez after the defeat at Rellano, Scott's suit case containing five rolls of war films were left at Charlie Gee's restaurant in Jimenez. As these films were the only records of the engagements of the rebels in the field and they had been made after -months of the most strenuous cam paigning, Scott determined to go from Chihuahua to Jimenez to get his films. He arrived in Santa Rosalia from Chi huahua the day before the federals arrived there from the south. While he was waiting in Santa Rosalia to go to Jimenez for his films.Mhe federal army marched Into the town and Gen. Vic torio Huerta established his head quarters in an abandoned beer garden on the main streets. Raoul aiadero's Duplicity. "Scott met Raoul Madero, brother of president Madero. on the streets of Santa Rosalia and Madero asked about a cousin of his who had been reported killed by the rebels. Scot knew nothing of the cousin. Scott made an appoint ment the following morning with Raoul Madero, who remembered him from a year ago, when Raoul was himself a rebel. Madero was to have arranged for the El Paso photographer to take a picture of Gen. Huerta. Instead Scott was placed under arrest by Emilio Maderd uncle of the president, and taken before Gen. Huerta and without any form of trial placed In jail with the other military prisoners" under guard. "When Huerta came Into Santa Rosalia he made a speech in the main street saying that he was on a mission of peace and that no one would be executed." Scott says. "That same night seven citizens were taken down to the river bed and shot. That was my first introduction to the general and his methods. Naturally, when I was arrested the following day. it was not with the most pleasant feeling in the world that I was taken before the federal commander. I firmly believe my arrest was a frame up. The Hotel Lobby Hero. "Raoul Madero. the same hotel hero who was treated so well in HI Paso last May, double crossed me and, I be lieve, was responsible for any, arrest. I met him on the street the first day the federals came into town. . He ' asked STA TE TROOPS MAYBE DALLAS ARTILLERY TO , COME FIRST ORDERED TO BORDER Austin, Texas, June 29. That the Texas National Guard will be- called out to protect the Texas border in connection with the Mexican revolution is now practically certain and as a result there is today considerable activity on the adjutant general's department. A general order was issued today by the department calling off the dates for the maneuvers that were to have been held in July at Alexandria, La., and in this connection it may be stated that the Dallas battery may be the first organization of the guard to leave for El Paso. Capt. F. A. Logan, commander of the Dallas battery, has already been detailed for duty and is now en route to El Paso. This information leaked out today. Adjt. Gen. Hutchins did not care to discuss the details of the situation but it was said that he conferred with officials of the guard at Hillsboro regarding the mobilization of some of the troops from there. For some time past it has been generally known that the governor has not been entirely satisfied as to the protection afforded Texans on the border under present arrangements and that the rangers would be unable to cope with the situa tion and now the militia, it appears, is about to be called into action. Governor Colquitt is not here today, but is expected at Dallas tonight, consequently it was impossible to get bis view of the situation. about his cousin and I told him that I knew nothing of his reported execu tion. We talked about the situation and I told him that his own side was responsible for the execution of pris oners, as Orozco was taking good care of the prisoners captured until two wounded rebels were found burned to a stake, where the federals had left them. That started the wholesale executions on both sides. "I was to meet Raoul Madero the next morning and continue the talk. He kent the appointment and said that he would arrange to have Gen. Huerta pose for me. I -went into the rear of the beer garden, which -was Gen. Huertas headquarters, to put a. new roll of films in my camera. Emilia Madero and a staff officer came to me and said that Gen. Huerta wanted to see me. Raoul Mndero's ActIon Raoul Madero disappeared after that and,- although I sent for him to iden tify me after I was formally placed under arrest, 'he had gone to the front" and left me to my fate. He was bitter against me because I was working for the American newspapers which he held in the classed as TrU"w,,,.,3nil SP"Bail cii TTfaWtTri'Wirenl was arrested. Gen. Huerta we auout me pass x naa, my noie ixjoit and some letters I had been given by some of the rebels to mail them. My camera' and five rolls of OInis vere taken from me and the films were de velopid bv the federals to sie v-nat was on them. They failed to return them to me. But the films happened t be swine that I had taken letw-m batties and there were no valuable pictures among them. Men Often Shot. "There were seven others with me, Including a half breed American-Mexican," said Scott, "when I was locked up by Huerta. This half breed told me that he believed we would all be shot. Each night at midnight the federal soldiers took out prisoners, four one time and three another, and the officers in com mand returned with the empty shells and reported that? they had obeyed or ders. One of the men who was arrested with me was writing a farewell letter to his mother and father. Another was hysterical and they all expected to be shot at noon on the fourth day. I had the same feeling and I fully expected that my time would come at noon on the fourth day. I was told afterwards that I had had a narrow escape, as my friends in Santa Rosalia fully expected me to be shot. Americans Intervene. "Gerald Brandon, ' the young Ameri can newspaper man who was here last May, Was the one who did most for me to get my release and save my life. I gave a Mexican bread seller a peso to get a note to Brandon for me and promised him five more if he would get a reply. He dropped his tray and was on his way In one minute by the clock. Brandon came to see me the 'first tjme on the third day of my Imprisonment He went back downtown and started the fight -that saved my life. He told me not to try to run should I have a chance as they would practice that. old 'ley fuga'gag on me and shoot me for trying to escape. 1 told him tHat if they shot me .they would have to. do It in my face as I had no intention of pun ning. He-afterwards told me that he was trying to brace me up as he fully believed and feared that I would be shot. Brandon Persuades Huerta. "Brandon returned on the fourth day and he finally persuaded Gen. Huerta to give me another hearing. Several other Americans and Englishmen also intervened for me and assisted Bran don in the fight. Brandon told them if I was- shot, others would follow before It was over and the general was con vinced that he would take a serious move should 'he shoot me. At 11 oclock, just one hpur before we all believed we would be executed, thev sent for me and with a guard of 14 federal soldiers around me I was taken before a major, who was acting as Judge advocate. It developed at this hearing that the letters I had were the strongest evi dence against me, as the federals be lieved that it was from sympathizers in one part to the rebels in another Brandon translated the letters and showed the advocate what they really contained. The advocate then got busyl and thev succeeded In having uen. .Huerta parole me until 8 oclock the next morning. I felt more uneasy out of jail than in it, for I was continually afraid that they would try to shoot me for 'trying to escape. Sent To the Capital. "I stayed with my friends until the next morning," when I reported to Gen. Huerta. He fold me that I must go to Mexico City, reporting at each station along the route. He also told me uiat if he ever caught- me in the federal zone he would execute me without any waste of time. When I got to Mexico City Saturday night It was too late to see the minister of war until Monday. The secretary of the American embassy arranged for a hearing for me at 4 oclock but the minister kept us waiting from 4 until 7 oclock. The secretary was indignant and said that if the minister of war did not see us soon, he would give me a special passport to take with me in leaving the coun try and no Mexican would dare Inter fere with me. Minister of War Snys "Go." Minister Pena saw ub immediately and told me that he knew nothing of the case: that I had my liberty so far as he was concerned I lost no time In getting to the States and home I got mv films at Jimenez and I would do it all over again if I could save such a Engineer Of Democratic Stesm Roller E2 vi&rjg NORMAN E, MACIC Of New York, Cbnirmnn of the National Committee and the Man Who Is In Gen ernl Charge of the Democratic Na tlonal Convention, Photographed as He Was Leaxlng the Arnioiy, In Baltimore. TIGER AND HOW DA WG 1AMMANY REPAYS ITS DEBT TO CHAMP CLARK LYING DOWN TOGETHER (Continued on Page Eleven.) (BY ZACK LAMAR COBB Baltimore, Md., June 29. New York has delivered the goods so far as she could in the Tammany-CI ark trade. She was waiting for him to get more votes before flopping to him, but instead of gaining, Clark was beginning to lose, so New York liad to act quickly or never. Therefore she voted for Clark and tried to start a stampede but it failed to work. Delegates cried-that the Tiger and the. hound dog were lying down together and that the tiger had swallowed the dog. 9 Today Clark will get the other votes that were pledged to him in the Parker deal, but they are not enough. The brakes are on good and tight. More than one-third of the delegates are determined against the Clark nomination. Clark leaders realize this. They are now planning to abrogate the two-thirds rule if Ohio James,- who has made several stump speeches for Clark, in announcing the results of ballots and his rulings on points or oraer nas reen approacaea Dy some of the Clark men, so as to get him to .permit a motion to abrogate the two thirds rule. Then the fireworks will come off. Tom Ball, of Texas, called chairman James good and hard yesterday because of his improper boosts for Clark. It cured him of sucking eggs, at least it haa so far. ' . . . We believe Wilson will win. We will stay, here indefinitely voting for him. My resolutions that were wired you yesterday have been combined and abbre viated at the request of the committee. EFFORT TO BE MADE T 0 HAVE CONVENTION DECIDE ON MAJORITY NOMINATION. ' Opponents of Clark, However, Will Fight Such An Effort Though Ollie James, Chairman, Is Supposed to Fa vor the Missourian Senator Stone Calls on the Other Candidates to Agree to the "Ma jority Rule" Principle. - Convention Hall, Baltimore, Md., une 29. Con tinued balloting today failed to reach anything tangible in the Democratic national convention in the matter of nominations. The 16th ballot resulted as follows: dark, 151; Wilson, 362; Underwood, 1124; Harmon, 29; Mar shall, 30; Bryan 1; Kern, 2. There was no choice onthe seventeenth ballot. BRYAN AGAIN A FEATURE. Under the guise of explaining a change of vote in the Nebraska delegation, William J. Bryan got another hearing in the Democratic national convention today and he again threw the delegates and spectators into a disorderly uproar. Bryan who under primary instructions has been voting for Champ Clark, announced that he would not vote for him again while New York was included hi the Clark column. He changed his vote to Woodrow Wilson but defiantly declared he would change again if "Mr. Murphy" and the "Ryan-Belmont-Morgan" crowd should vote r Bryan was assailed from the floor by many delegates who demanded, that his speech be stopped and by others who demanded to know if he would support the nominee. . . , .. .- . Bryan said he "expected" to do so but he also expected tie convention to nominate a man without the support of "the interests." BRYAN IS DETERMINED. Bryan was pale and haggard as he stood on the platform facing the tumult he had created on the floor below him. From time to time he mopped the dripping perspiration from his furrowed brow. With one hand, he held the iron railing in front of him and the other nervously wielded a big. palm leaf fan. When he spoke ne had a defiant glare in his eye. His voice was husky. Occasionally he would let go his hold of the railing to shake a warning finger at the delegates. Bryan: held the stage for nearly an hour. It was thought to be his last stand besore the convention, but he declared that if the right man was nominated he would1 introduce a resolution authorizing the candidate to appoint his camPS0 f0; mittee and not be handicapped by a national committee on which the interests were represented. Mr. Bryan's sensational move interrupted the fourteenti ballot It created a great deal of feeling and seemed in the opinion of most of the leaders finally to dispose of the Ncbraskan as a possible candidate. The antagonism to; him was intense. WANT MAJORITY NOMINATION. That an attemnt may be made to break the two-thirds rule and declare for a majority nomination, is now the talk. The "progressives" will fight this, as it -would mean Clark's nomination. Senator Wm. J. Stone, chairman of the Missouri delegation, today sent to governors Harmon, Marshall, Wilson and representative- Underwood, presidential candidates, the following telegram: -... aM , r,-- "A majority of the national convention has voted for the candidacy of Champ ,.,. tvt M4.;nne We fittiP anil lovaltv to Democracy and for 70 yeara the practice has been established of giving the nomination to the candidate who receives a majority, we ass you in tne munu ui wt -j. "n of the Democratic principle of majority rule, to assist in making his nomination unanimous by announcing the withdrawal of your candidacy. 7 DELEGATES ANXIOUS TO FINISH. Wearied with their second struggle lasting practically all night, the leaders and main body of delegates were late in making their reappearance at the main cTnterTof activity this morning and it was weU toward noon before tie work of consultation, conferences and caucuses were in full swing. The early bird!, which included chairman James, were again sanguine that a decisive ballot would be reached today and that the convention would conclude itf labL tonighT Already the exodus from Baltimore had begun and placards at ever? tod aSnceTspecial trains carrying away large parties which had come to see a candidate chosen. ' . .. It was the general feeling tnat 11 Claris. ua uit . .w-, v -- i v , Vroil- n rme -nnnular choice. Aj2S a break to some popular choice. the one-- SEIDEL DECLARES TEDDY A FAKER Compares Colonel With Lot and His Familj'- Driven Out 4of 'Sodom. Appleton, Wis., June 29. Bmil 3idel. former Socialist mayor a', llalwaukee and candidate for vice president of the National Social Iemocratic ticket, in an address here called Theodore Koose velt a "fkir." Bfe compared the col onel with Lot and is family wlien they were driven out of Sodom and Lot's wife lookMl hack and was turned Into a pillar of salt. "Just so It is wltn -reoay, ne saiu. "He says he will smash trusts. But he goes only so far nnd then turns back to faTor them," said Mr. Seidel. GOV. AMI.SOX MVY JU.SH TO nAirnioitE o srEcivi thai Sea Girt. N. J. June 2 Gov Wil son was b sieged throughout thp day with dispdUlus from friends at Balti more, urging him to hurry to the con vention. . At 1:30 oclock it was admitted at the "little white house" that such a trip was under discussion but at that time U was said that the governor was unde cided. Rumor had It that he might leave for Baltimore on a special train aUany monient Joseph Tumulty, the governor's sec retary, confirmed the report that the governor had under consideration the question of" going to Baltimore, and added that a special train had been put at his disposal. At the same time, he said, the governor was averse to taking such a step. If he did decide to go. however, he would go this afternoon. Governor Wilson announced this afternoon through his secretary that he would make no reply to senator Stone's telegram urging Him to with draw in favor of Clark. GOVERXOn HARMON DECLINES TO DISCUSS PRESENT SITUATION Columbus. Ohio. June 29 Governor Judson Harmon said today that he would not discuss the situation in Balti more until he had conferred with his manager K. H Moore by long distance telephone. will b A continued deadlock was thing that might destroy xhe com manding vote Clark had already estab lished. The problem before the Clark forces was twofold, first to hold the present strength intact, and second to add 176 1-2 votes to his 549 shown on the 12th ballot to give him the neces sary two-thirds majority. The first problem was not menacing, but It had its difficulties. The 96 New YorK votes with Clark from the 10th to the 12th ballot, were not regarded as dependable if the struggle was pro longed, as the New Yorkers still were feeling their way, ready to stand by Clark if his forces could show an abil ity to concentrate the field, but not to remain with him indefinitely in a pro longed contest. Clnrk 3Ien Might Go to Drycn. Outside the New York acquisition, the main body of Clark men were hold ing together well, although it was said seme of them who have formerly. had strong Bryan affiliations, might devel op a tendency to try Wilson if the con test was prolonged. These considera tions led the Clark men to bend all their energies to finishing the contest quickly. The 123 Underwood votes were looked on in a sense as the key to the Clark situation for with them the Clark total would be augmented well along toward the necessary two-thirds. At the Underwood headquarters, how ever, there was not the slightest indi cation of directing thevote as a balance of power among the other candidates. Reports were current early today that it Underwood would step aside from Clark, the Alabaman would be named for the speakership. The Harmon strength, now reduced to 29 on the 13th ballot, also was looked upon as a possible acquisition to Clark. One thing seemed to be generally conceded that neither the Harmon nor Underwood forces would go to Wilson. The Wilson strength appeared to be concentrated in the progressive and radical elements already enlisted un der his standard, with prospects of eating into the more progressl branch of the Clark conservatives if the latter because restless with wait ing. The Morning Session. Convention Hall was rapidly filling at 12:55. and many delegations already were in place The galleries were about half full and a steady stream was arriving. Prevailing talk Was th.t several breaks were imminent and that an early decisive ballot was likely. Chairman James called the conven tion to order at 1;0 P- m. Vardnman For Clark. "Mr. Clark will be the nominee of this convention: he has a decided majority of the votes cast and defeat now would be outside of all precedent." said sen- . TContinued on page four) CURRY CASTS tilS LOT SAYS HE WILL NOl SEEK REELECTION WITH COL. ROOSEVELT Washington, D. C, June 29. Congressman George Curry, of New Mexico, will not be a candidate for reelection this fall. He so stated to friends today and coupled with it the statement that he would support Theodore Roosevelt for president in "tie coming campaign. Mr. Curry said: "When senator Fall returns I will ask for a meeting of the New Mexico delegation and announce that I will not participate hereafter in the dis tribution of patronage. I will support CoL Roosevelt. I know that this means temporary political retirement for me, but the colonel has stood by me through thick and thin and I will stand by him all over the world. "If the Democrats nominate Bryan or some other "Progressive," New Mexico probably will go Democratic The Republican leaders have communicated with me and urged me to support president Taft, but I have told them I can not. I will shortlv make the nublic announcement that I will not be a candidate for reelection to congress."