The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 30, 1912, Page 6, Image 6

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jPostponement Rushed in Hope
of Keeping Him From
Speaking in Hall.
Majority of Friends Deem His Ap
Ji paring at Convention Inadvls
;i able, Although Justified by
i t Bryan's Attack.
; . BALTIMORE. June 29. Speaker
'Clark came tonight to Baltimore In
response to the urgent request from
Senator Dubois. hl campaign man
ager, and George Williams, of Massa
chusetts, who reported that the Mis
Bourlan's candidacy had suffered by
jreason of an "attack on his" honor"
ghade br William Jennings Bryan. The
ioonventlon, apparently hopelessly dead
locked, had adjourned until Monday be
fore the Speaker's arrival.
' Back of Mr. Clark's coming- WM
Tumor of disruption In -.his political
.campaign. Senator Stone, ex-Governor
Francis and the main body of the Mis
aourl delegation 'were said to be stren
uously opposed to the Speaker making
any appeal to the convention in his be
half. They objected to the activity of
Messrs. Dubois and Williams, and they
believed the convention would misin
terpret Mr. Clark's appearance -on the
Adjournment Follows Hewn.
J It was no surprise therefore when
Governor Francis, of the Clark forces.
seconded the motion of Representative
Palmer, of the Wilson camp, that an
adjournment over Sunday should be
taken. Mr. Clark's train left Washing
ton at 10:45 and the adjournment was
taken 15 minutes after the news
reached the convention floor.
There Is a great deal of bitterness
against Mr. Bryan among the Clark
adherents. They feel that the Nebraa
kan had no right to attempt to place a
Morgan-Belmont-Ryan brand on the
Speaker just because the New Tork
delegation gave Its support to him.
They have attempted to offset the ef
fect upon the progressives made by Mr.
Bryan s statement that he would with
hold his vote from the Missourlan so
long as New York's vote went to him.
.t the same time they argued that he
fould not wipe out the Injury without
attacking Mr. Bryan in the forum
where Mr. Bryan's assault was de
livered. Appearance Thought Inadvisable.
The majority of the Missouri dele
gates felt that while Mr. Clark would
be justified In facing Mr. Bryan and
defending himself before the conven
tion, his opponents would' charge that
his appearance was for the purpose of
personally seeking vindication in the
form of votes.
, Mr. Williams and ex-8enatot Dubois
were said to have ignored the advice
of their associates and to have told
Mr. Clark that his only chance of re
dress lay In an Immediate confrontal of
Mr. Bryan and the convention. They
urged htm to take, the first Wain, be
lieving It would get him here before
the adjournment of the session.
The chances are that Mr. Clark would
save reached the convention hall in
time to make a dramatic entrance had
sot the plans of Messrs. Williams and
Dubois become known. It was the plan
to adjourn shortly after midnight and
be Clark forces, not wanting another
ballot after the 26th. had entered upon
, counter Wilson demonstration. As
eon as the Wilson leaders heard that
Senator Dubois had gone to the sta
tion to meet the Speaker -they called
In thoir following and the elaborate
demonstration quickly subsided.
i Difficulty May Be Adjusted.
! -The adjournment over Sunday will
give the Clark forces time to adjust
their difficulties. These are
not se
rious and It Is believed Mr. Clark will
be able to heal them.
' "It could not--, be learned tonight
whether Mr. Clark would attempt to
see Mr. Bryan. Some members of the
Missouri delegation believe he would
be content to make a statement to the
convention, through some friend, or
that he will ask that a letter be read
sotting forth such statements as he
cares to present. There is no way he
could address the convention except by
Invitation, but it is not likely this
would be withheld. If he desires to
apeak Monday.
I Mr. Clark arrived in Baltimore at
1T:45 and went directly to the Emer
son Hotel. There he went Into con
ference with his manager. ex-Senator
Dubois, of Idaho, and William K.
Hearst, of New York.
; "I came here to Baltimore to con
fer with my friends on matters eon.
corning which I will probably have
something to say after the conference,"
said Mr. Clark. "That Is all I have to
say now."
Speaker Issues Statement.
After his conference with Mr. Hearst,
Senator Stone, David R. Francis and
others. Speaker Clark Issued the fol
lowing statement:
"Today in the National Convention
an outrageous aspersion was cast upon
me and through me upon the Demo
cratic party by on who, of all men,
ought to be the last to besmudge or
betray his friends or his party. So
far as I am personally concerned. It Is
enough to say that the charge which
reflects upon my personal or party In
tegrity Is utterly and absolutely false.
I might afford to forget myself, but
I am, by the choice of the Democratic
majority of the House of Represen
tatives, the ranking Democratic of
ficial in public life. I cannot be false
or corrupt' without reflecting upon my
party In the most serioua way.
"Any man who would enter Into an
alliance with any selfish interest or
privileged class of this country to gain
the nomination for the Presidency is
unworthy of- the Presidency and of the
Speakership of the House. If I have
not entered into such aa alliance, then
the Democrat, however distinguished,
who wantonly charges me with this
act is a traitor to the Democratic party
and to his professed friendship to ma
Plea Itmt far Nomination.
"I am not here to plead for a nom
ination or attempt to influence any
man's political action. Let every man
proceed In this convention according
to tna expressed wiu ox nis constit
uenta I aak no undue consideration
from any man, be he friend or foe, but
I demand exact justice from every
Democrat, either In this convention or
throughout the Nation. With William
J. Bryan and his charge made to the
convention today, the Issue la proof or
.retraction. I shall expect him to meet
that issue. CHAMP CLARK."
No further statement was Issued, and
at 12:45 A. M. Mr. Bryan had retired
lor the night, leaving word that he
was not to he disturbed,
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Democrats After 26 Ballots
Adjourn Until Monday.
Delegates at Beginning of New Week
TTnlikely to Be In Haste Sun
day to Be Day of Import
. ant CJonferenoea.
(Centlrmed from Plrst Paa)
The grnat bulk Of tha Massachusetts
d)atlen deserted Clark and started a
Fobs boom. Xt created little excite
Having failed to nominate by the
week-end. It Is expected tha delegates
will not hurry on a decision on'Sonday,
and the fight may be prolonged for sev
eral days. The Clark people are stiu
confidant that enough of their dele
gates will remain steadfast to consti
tute tha necessary one-thtrd to prevent
a nomination.
Many of the delegates were, hopeful
that aa early decision might be reached.
but the two leading candidates were
tonight so far snort o. th Hi 1-S rotes
. J- Y& J 1M
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necessary to nominate that the prob
lem seemed a most difficult 'one.
Clark Forces Worried.
. The Wilson forces were enthusiastic
tonight and Asserted they ultimately
would win. The Clark people plainly
were worried by the defections In their
-Kansas was the first Important state
to desert Clark as a whole for Wilson.
The sentiment In that delegation had
favored Wilson from the beginning,
but the Wilson contingent was not
able to get a two-thirds vote until
today. . Then, under state convention
instructions, the. entire 10 Kansas rotes
went to the Wilson column.
After the 21st ballot the Clark peo
ple, In something of a panic, sought to
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4 443 349 4 IIS 1S4 81 14
' S 44S 351 11(4 141 H 8t 2
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12 649 354 128 29 81 1 1
18 50444 85 11S14 2
14 553 SUl 111 29 89
15... 552 3S2 110H 29 SO 2
1 ......... 551 .182 112 28 89 ..... 2 2
17 545 82M 112 29 SO 1 4
18 535 SSI 125 29 80 1 8
19 532 358 180 29 80 T 1 1
20 512 8S814 121 29 80 J 1 I S .
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3 1500 38ill5 SO 1 1 43
2S 497 3f9 11 80 1 1 45 -
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have a recess.
' The Wilson people, encouraged by
their steady gains, fought the motion
and defeated it on a roUcalL .
' Bryan s Is Storm Ceateiw
The afternoon session was marked by
another dramatio outburst . from Mr.
Bryan. Claiming the privilege of ex
plaining why he and more than a
dozen other delegates from Nebraska
were going to switch their votes from
Clark to Wilson, the former candidate
held the floor for nearly an hour and
was the center of a storm which swept
tha hall In changing waves of protest
and approbation. He deolared that so
long as Champ Clark continued to ac
cept the support of Cnanes T. Murphy
and Tammany Hall,, he would not vote
for him. In changing to Wilson, Mr.
Bryan said he reserved the right to
(witch again if New York, or any
other state delegation "controlled by
the Interests," should go to the standard
of the New Jersey Governor.
Nebranknn Target ef Questions.
From the' floor. a score of delegates
hurled questions at the Nebraskan and
groaned or cheered as he attempted to
make himself heard in answer. South
ern delegates demanded to know if Mr.
Bryan would support the ultimate nom
inee of the convention in the event his
nominating Tots Included the 90 from
the State of New York. Mr. Bryan said
be was content to make his protest in
advance of any decision by the conven
tion. He "expected" to support the
nominee. A lawyer, he shouted, was
permitted "to defend a criminal," after
the crime was committed, but would not
be permitted to defend the criminal
If he had abetted the crime."
Some of the delegates believed Mr.
Bryan was making a final bid for the
nomination. If it was Intended aa suoh
it appeared to fall, for there seemed
to be a crystallzatlon of the forces
against him and their strength seemed
to indicate that a Bryan stampede, so
often predicted, was out of the ques
tion. . - ;
tate Senate Urges Switch if No
Chance for Cnderwood Remains.
ATLANTA. Ga, June 28.- Georgia's
delegation to the Baltimore Democratic
convention was called upon to cast Its
vote for Woodrow Wilson for President
and Oscar Underwood for Vice-President,
when they "find that Underwood
cannot be nominated for the Presi
dency," in a resolution introduced in
the State Senate.
The resolution must lie on the table
for one day, under he. Senate rules,
New York's Support Regarded
as Insincere and Unlikely
:to Stay to End.
Nomination of Either Leader Seeans
Improbable Several Hundred
Delegates Absent From
Every Ttollcall.
7 1 1
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6 " a S 1
: .: I H
Alabama 2
Arizona "..5 1 "
. Arkansas ....... 18
, California 26
, Colorado 12 ..... ..... -
. Connecticut ..... .4
Delaware '.'i'
Florida 1 '
Georsla ii: 28 "
Idaho .
Illinois 68
Iowa ,.. ...... 20
Kentucky ...... 28
Louisiana ...... J 1 A x
Milne 1 J!,'-,
MarylMid ...... U J .
Massachusetts... , s
Michigan ....... 18 12
Minnesota ........... 24
Missouri 88
' Montana 8 B
1 Nebraska ....... 2 14
" Nevada
1 Nsw Hampshlne. i 9
New Jersey .... . 4 ' 24
. i New Mexico 8
,, New York .'. 90 .......
, , North Carolina JO
, North Dakota... ..... 1 1
,, Ohio J" 1
Oklahoma ...... 10 10 '
1 Oreuon 1
Pennsylvania ... 5 . 71
1 Khode island... 10
1 South Carolina 18
1 eouth Dakota 10 .......
Tensessee 12 10 a
Texas 0
Utah - 1H , ,
( Vermont . ii;: ,
, , Vlrsirla 11
4 Washington .... 14
. Wen Vlrslnla... 18 .
T -Wisconsin" l
f Wyoming 8 ......
f A laska 1
f District Columbia 8
Hawaii f f 1
Porto Rico 1 4 ,
4 ' Totals .4631407 112 43 1
I "Indiana gave Marshall Its 80
I votes. Hanr.on polled 29 votes in
I Ohio and Bryan one In Wisconsin.
BALTIMORE, June 29. (Special.)
Af ter ten solid hours of balloting. In a
hall oppressively hot, the Democratic
National Convention adjourned tonignt,
ftnnarpn tlv no nearer a selection of a
candidate for President than it was 24
hours ago.
This has been a sad day for Champ
Clark. The slow and steady loss of
votes has served to emphasise what
was Dlalnly apparent when adjourn
ment was taken last night, that in all
reasonable probability he cannot be
nominated. ' .
Woodrow Wilson, on the other hand,
while making small but steady gains
throughout today, as Clark's following
disintegrated. Is far from his goal, ana
before he can be nominated must add
265 votes to his maximum strength, de
veloped on the last rollcall tonight.
There appears to be no reasonable
probability that he can get them.
New York's Vote Insincere.
Clark developed his maximum
strength on the tenth ballot last night,
when he received 665 votes. His high
est vote today was on the 13th bal
lot, when he had 664 From that on
he lost support with each succeeding
ballot, until at the close of tonight's
session he had only 46 J hi votes, 23
more than he started with. When it
is reckoned., however, that 90 New
fork votes are Included in Clark's ap
parent strength, it is seen that he to.
day is materially weaker than at any
time since the balloting began, for
New York's votes are only compllmen
tary and are not expected to stay with
Clark when the critical stage is
reached. - " .
Eliminating New York, Clark would
still have enough votes to hold up the
convention. Indefinitely, If he could
hold together those delegates who have
Stood with him throughout today s bat
tie. His managers assert that he can
control these delegates indefinitely,
but this is extremely doubtful. Clark
at beBt could only dictate by indef
initely prolonging the convention, and
an overwhelming majority oi aeie
aates. exhausted and disgusted, are
approaching the condition where they
will be willing to compromise on any
reasonable candidate to bring the con.
vention to an end.
Leaders Intensely Opposed.
When adjournment was taken tonight
it seemed out of the question that either
Clark or Wilson could be nominated, be
cause of intense opposition to each
Bryan has arrayed himself against
Clark and while his explanation for dis
regarding his instructions was reason,
able in a way. it was perfectly appar
ent that he had merely been wanting
for some excuse to come out clearly
aerainst the Speaker. His statement
was taken more as a denunciation of
Clark than an indorsement of Wilson.
and Bryan would be one of the leaders
to welcome a compromise, provided a
compromise can be had on some candi
date acceptable to him. Bis first choice
of course is well understood, but Bryan
will accept some other candidate than
himself if the other leaders are able
to reach an agreement upon some
Democrat recognised as progressive.
The New York leaders at heart are
not at all enthusiastic over Clark and
would accept him only as a last re
sort. To the surprise of the Clark lead
ers. Underwood also Is opposed to
Clark, and the Underwood delegates
stoutly resisted all efforts today to take
them into the Clark camp. Underwood
followers will fight Clark to -the bit
ter end. On the other hand, Clark's
supporters are determined to prevent
Wilson's nomination at all costs.
, Crowd la Wltk Wilson.
There have been efforts to combine
the Underwood forces behind a Wilson
Underwood ticket, but even this, as the
present strength is shown," would not
give Wilson anything like the necessary
votes to nominate. Wilson has the
crowd with him. as did Roosevelt at
Chicago. . The convention hall for two
days has been crowded with Wilson
rooters, largely Princeton youths with
leather lungs and Innumerable banners
and megaphones. But noise and dem
onstration do not sweep conventions
and as far as delegates so, Wilson Is a
long way from having the necessary
two-thirds. -
Conferences Bunday may result in
the formulation of a programme, which
would enable the convention on an
early ballot Monday to nominate a
candidate for President. If this can
be done, the remainder of the pro
gramme. Including the selection of a
Vice-President, will be rushed to a
speedy end. Already numbers of dele
gates are leaving Baltimore, and oth
ers will depart tomorrow when ar
rangements can be made to vote their
delegations under the unit rule. Fi
nancial reasons and Baltimore's op
pressive weather have combined to
force premature departures.
At no time today was there a full
attendance of delegates and a vote by
individual delegates would have dis
closed the absence of several hundred
on every TollealL
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and has been able to control the dele
gation for two days. How long he can
hold them together against their per
sonal desires remains to be developed.
When the 21st ballot was taken, J.
W. Black, of Everett, grew restless and
demanded a poll of the delegation with
the expectation that a majority would
vote to abandon Clark and swing to
Bryan, Kern or Wilson. But the poll
disclosed the fact that the Clark forces
dominated, 17 delegates voting to stand
by their Instructions, four voting for
Kern, five for Wilson and two being
absent. A majority having voted for
Clark, tha unit rule demanded that the
14 votes of the state again be cast tdr
Each Delegate Has Half a Tote.
Each Washington delegate has halt
a' vote. ' On the poll the delegation di
vided as follows: .
For Clark: Wallace, Shram, Zlttel,
Jerome Drumhlller, Turner, Green, D.
M. Drumhlller, Bhaser, Merrltt, Neterer,
Munday, May Arkwright Hutton, Ma
loney. Davis, Hatfield. Bits.
For Kern: Shorett, Lyter, Troy, Fits,
henry. .
For Wilson Black, Langhorne, Bird,
Wheeler and Fletcher..
Absent and not voting: Horner and
One of the most interesting disclos
ures made by this poll was the vote of
May Arwrlght Hutton, of Spokane, for
Clark. During the past week Mrs,
Hutton has been interviewed by all tha
Baltimore papers and 'many outside
papers, and every time has predicted
the nomination of Bryan and has ex
pressed her personal preference for
him, but today, when she had an opt
portunlty to vote for Bryan, she passed
It up. - Yesterday Mrs, Hutton was a
luncheon guest of Mrs. Pltzer, dele
gate from Colorado, and a sister of
Champ 'Clark, and the fact that Mrs.
Hutton this afternoon voted for Clark
Is taken to mean that she allowed her
self to be persuaded by the only other
suffragette delegate In this convention.
Idaho Breaks From Clark.
Idaho stood solidly by Clark, in ac
cordance with Its Instructions, until
tha ,16th ballot. Then an attempt was
made to desert Clark and go to Bryan.
several aeiegates were aDseni at m
time, and those remaining were evenly
divided, so It was agreed to cast that
vote for Clark. . When the next ballot
was taken, however, Idaho was able
to divide and cast two and a half votet
for Kern and two for Wilson. Idaho
delegates have half a vote each, and
on this ballot those voting for Kern
were Rich, Whiffen, Hutton, Lowry and
Miller, while Hitt, Heitfeld, Smith and
Hawley voted for Clark.., On the 19th
ballot the Idaho delegation got Into
the real limelight by casting six votes
for Bryan and twd for Clark.
This was the largest vote Bryan had
received on any ballot up to that time
and when the chairman of the Idahc
delegation announced six votes for
Brvan. there was a brief period of tur
moil in the ham Alter mat, jaano
scattered Its votes, giving Wilson on
the next ballot the six it had given
Bryan and then on the next ensuing
ballot all eight Idaho votes were cast
for Wilson. On the last ballot Idaho
gave one-half vote for Clark and 7H
votes for Wilson.
(Continued From First Page.)
to speak, is not willing to participate in
the nomination or any man who is
willing to violate the resolution adopt
ed by this convention and to accept the
high honor of the Presidential nomina
tion at the hands of Mr. Murphy. (Great
applause.)- 1
Spirit of Instructions Observed.
"When we were instructed for Mr.
Clark, . the Democratic voters who in
structed us did so with the distinct un
derstanding that Mr. Clark stood for
progressive Democracy. (Applause.) Mr.
Clark's representatives appealed for
support on no other ground. They con
tended that Mr. Clark was more pro
gressive than Mr. .Wilson and indig
nantly denied that there was any co
operation between Mr. Clark and the
reactionary element of the party. Upon
no other condition could Mr. Clark have
received a plurality of the Democratic
vote of Nebraska.
"The 13 delegates for whom t speak
stand ready to carry out the instruc
tions given In the spirit In which they
were given and upon the conditions un
der which they were given. (Great
applause.) But seme of these delegates
will not participate In the nomination
of any man I cannot say for how many
I speak, for I have not had a chance to
take a poll but some of these dele
gates will not participate in the nomina
tion of any whose nomination depends
on the vote of the New York delega
tion. "Speaking for myself and for any of
the delegation who may decide to Join
me, I withhold my vote from Mr. Clark
as long as New York's vote is recorded
for him. (Great applause and hisses.)
And the position that I take in regard
to Mr. Clark I will take in regard to
any other candidate whose name is now
or may be before the convention.
Candidate Must Be Free.
"I shall not be a party to the nomina
tion of any man, no matter Who he
may be or from what section of the
country he may come, who will not,
when elected, be absolutely free to
carry out the antl-Morgan-Ryan-Bel-
mont resolution ana mine nis admin
istration' reflect the wishes and the
hoDes of those who believe In a Gov
ernment of the people, by the people
and for the people. (Great applause.)
'If we nominate a candidate wno is
under no obligation to those interests
which speak through Mr. Murphy, I
shall offer a resolution authorizing and
directing the Presidential candidate to
select a campaign committee to manage
the campaign, in order that he may not
be comDelled to suffer the humiliation
and act under the embarrassment that
I have. In having men participate in the
management of his campaign who had
no sympathy with the party's alms and
in whose Democracy the general pub
lic haa no confidence.
'Now. having explained the position
taken by myself and those In the dele
gation who view the subject from the
same standpoint, I now announce my
Mr. Bryan then voted for Governor
Wilson, -