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Saturday Evening,
June 29, 1912 28 Pages
Week-End Edition
Fair tonight and Sunday.
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Effort to Be Made to Break
It and Elect Clark on a
Majority Vote.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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.
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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--
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.
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
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.
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
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
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)
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."

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