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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1912.
tion Picks Ticket.
UNDERWOOD DROPS OUT
He Is Followed Soon by Clark,
Foss and Harmon,
MISSOURI DEMANDS ROLL CULL
Finally Moves to Make Nomina
J For President Governor Wood-J
row Wilson of New Jersey.
J For Vice President Governoi 2
j Thomas H. Marshall of Indiana. y
Haltimore, .July 3. The above was
the ticket completed by the Democrat
ic national convention.
The nomination of Governor Mar
fhall for vice president came as some
thing of a surprise, for when the
night'b balloting for vice president be
gan it B'.emed that the Bryan -Wilson
contingent in the convention had defi
nitely settled upon Governor John E.
Burke of North Dakota.
. There was not much of a fight, how
ever, and when two ballots disclosed
1911, by American Prom Amioclatlon.
Marshall easily in the lead, Governor
Burke's name was withdrawn and
Marshall war proclaimed the nominee
by acclamation. A minute later the
convention had adjourned sine die.
The rteii gates, worn and weary,
made their way out of the big eonven
tion hall, singing and happy to be
started for home.
The Democratic national convention
became a love feast when It selected
a running mate for Governor Wood
row Wilson. The Intense bitterness
of the last week seemed to have dis
When the convention suspended the
regular order of business the nomi
nation of a vice presidential candidate
to make way for the reading and
adoption of the platform, six candi
dates for the vice presidency had
been placed In nomination. They
were Governor P.urke of North Da
kota. Governor Marshall of Indiana
Elmore W. Hurst of Illinois, Martin J
Wade of Iowa, James H. Preston of
Maryland and Champ Clark.
The suggestion of Champ Clark for
second place on the ticket was the
feature of the evening's performance
The sentiment of the convention was
strongly In favor of giving the spenk
or the plnce If he would accept It. II
pi. Iesn of Georgia placed Clark In
nomination and took the convention
unaware. The Clark leaders held ex
cited conferences and the speaker
himself was called on the telephone
Despite a speech by former Governor
A. M. Pockery of Missouri, withdraw
ing Clark's name and a telegram
from the speaker himself declaring
lie would not take the place, the con
Ycntion was still hopeful of his flnnl
acceptance, and one of the reasons for
the suspension of the vote on the
ruinations wns, the, ,jjeg(r.e of the
tTrr4""t, re' sure ot' Ciark s po
sition. Governor vP'-o of North Dakota
seemingly was backed strongly for the
second pli'ce. His name was roundly
cheered when it was placed before the
Despite the fact that the main busi
ness of the convention, the nomination
of a presidential candidate, had been
disposed of. floor and galleries were
ftTed for the final session of the Dem
ocratic national convention. The nomi
nation of a vice presidential candidate
and the adoption of the platform
framed bv the resolutions committee
were the duties remaining to be per
formed by the convention, which had
been in session since June 25. But
a resolution framed by Bryan to allow
the candidate to name his own cam
paign committee promised trouble.
Immediately after the prayer, Chair
man James announced:
"Nominations of candidates for the
vice presidency of the United States
Is now in order."
The roll call began. Alabama
passed. Arizona had no name to pre
sent. California, Colorado, Connecti
cut and Delaware passed.
H. H. Dean of Georgia mounted the
platform to make the first nomination.
We want to nominate a really
great man," he shouted.
From all over the hall came cries
of "Clark, Clark, Clark."
For several minutes Dean continued
timid fchouls cf "name your man."
When he finally placed Clark In
nomination, a yell sounded through
Meantime the leaders were exerting
every effort to reach Clark by tele
phone. After Dean concluded, former
Governor ivxkery of Missouri hurried
to the platform to decline the nomina
tion for Clark.
The Hon. Champ Clark has decided
he cannot nccept office of vice presi
dent," said Dockery.
Champ Clark did not reach this
conclusion out of pique," continued
Dockery. "He is as loyal to the Demo
cratic party and to Its nominee. Wood
row Wilson, as he ever was. Speaker
Clark simply prefers to remain in Ms
present place, or remain a simple
member of the house of representa
tives." As Dockery concluded Idaho yelled
to North Dakota, and former Senator
Purcell placed Governor Burke in
Mr. Purcell characterized Governor
Burke as a "progressive of progres
sives." He asserted Governor Burke
would draw many progressive Repub
lican votes to the Democratic ticket.
O. F. Menniss of Indiana then took
the platform and nominated Governor
Thomas R. Marshall.
Names Martin J. Wade.
Henry Vollmer of Iowa nominated
Martin J. Wade. He urged "Wilson
and Wade" as a ticket that would
sweep the country.
Mr. Wade himself f allowed Mr. Voll
mer and declared he diu no slre the
place himself. He seconded the noml
nation of Governor Burke.
Kansas seconded the nomination ol
Burke, and Louisiana seconded that of
Alons.o T. Miles of Maryland placed
Mayor James Preston of Baltimore In
After Mills concluded, A. Mitchell
Palmer, Wilson's manager, asked
unanimous consent that the considers
tion of the vice presidential nomlna
tion be suspended and the report of
the comm'i'tee on resolutions received
and acted upon. Unanimous consent
was obtained rnd Chairman Kern ol
tho resolutions committee read the
lie had scarcely begun when there
was a general movement to leave the
hall. I; was several minutes before
business could proceed and the police
were kept busy clenrlng the aisles.
When order was restored Senator
Kern resumed the reading of the plat
The rending of the report of the
committee" on resolutions consumed
nearly an hour. It was listened to
with careful attention. When the
reading was concluded, Senator Kern
moved the adoption of the report,
which was done by viva voce vote.
Resolutions of Thanks.
Governor Brewer of Mississippi of
fered the formal resolution giving the
thanks of the convention to National
Chairman Norman F. Mack and Na
tional Secretary Urcy Woodson. Tt
was passed without debate. The oth
er customnrv reso! 'ons approving
the convention committees also were
When the vice presidential nomina
tions wer again taken up It was after
Michigan seconded the nomination
of Governor Marshall. Minnesota sec
onded Governor Burke.
Mlssif.slppl seconded Marshall, Mis
souri passed. Montana seconded Burke.
Nebraska, through Delegate C. I.
Smyth of Omaha, seconded Governor
Several states passed and then "At
falfa Bill" Murray of Oklahoma sec
Judge. Will R. King of Oregon of
fored In nomination Senator George
E. Chamberlain of that state.
,2h result of Ihe ballot was an
v.infeo: Marshall 64"i; Burke,
Representative tine ties of New Jer
sey n. overt tat Marshall be nominat
ed bv nclamntlon, but a chorus of
Chairmen .Tros ordered the roll
called. Prf the ro'l call co'ild he
bepiin the Tnrth Dakota delegation
withdrew thr- pme of Governor Burke
and moved hM the nomination of
Marshall remade unanimous.
Before the motion could be put
there was a chorus of "aves" and the
deWates beean to crowd out of the
No one reard the motion to adjourn
or James' pmonncement that the con
vention :' artkiurned sine die.
The motion was declared carried at
1 : 56 and the Democratic convention
End Made to Long Fight.
The Wilson forces went to the con
vention hall at noon in the firm belief
that the New Jersey governor would
be nominated before another adjourn
omnt was taken. West Virginia joined
hands with Illinois in going over to
Wilson on the forty-third ballot.
Wi'son Jmmied from 494 on the forty-second
ballot to C02 on the forty
third. The figures told their own
story. The Wilson delegates were
Jubilant as Chairman James directed
the second call of the day, the forty
fourth of the convention. The most
Important change on this ballot was
In the Colorado delegation, which had
been voting eleven for Clark and one
for Wilson. This time Colorado dlvld
ed ten to two in favor of Wilson. '
Altogether tho ultimate nominee
gained twenty-seven votes on this bal
lot. Then came the forty-fifth. It was
THOMAS R. MARSHALL.
disappointing in a way, for Clark held
Mb own and Wilson made a gain ol
There were few in the hall at this
time who did not believe Wilson would
win, but they feared It would take a
lone, long while for him to attain the
725'j votes necessary to nominate. II
was realized that there must be a de
cided break in the Underwood vote,
which had held firm from the begin
nlng, before any man could win.
Underwood Is Withdrawn.
The forty-sixth ballot had been or
dered when Senntor Bankhead of Ala
bama was seen making his way to the
stage. Word flashed over the great
armory that his purpose was to with
draw Mr Underwood from the race,
and release his delegates to vote fot
whom they Faw fit. The delegates,
wearied by the long sessions of tht
last week, realized all at once that
this was Indeed the climax. Thert
was a confusion of cheering, applausi
and calls from one delegation to an
other. The galleries caught up the
disorder and rdded to the din. Sena
tor Bankhead stood for a long while
before he could proceed. He hnd ut
tered but ft few words when the mean
ing of his remarks became clear and
there were frequent Interruptions ol
applause and noisy demonstrations.
The onlv display of temper marking
the nominating session came from the
Missouri delegates. They demanded
to know of Senator Bankhead why Mr,
Underwood had not withdrawn when
Clark appeared to have a chance fot
the nomination and accused the Un
derwood delegates of "faking." Sena
tor Bankhead paid no heed to the
questions hurled at him. He said Mr,
Underwood desired the success of his
party above everything else and would
not lend himself to any plan to pre
vent a nomination.
From the moment Senntor Bank
head reached th platform the heavy
dragging wheels of the convention ma
chlnery, which had been slowly turn
Ing over nnd over again, accomplish
Ing nothing, hegan to revolve with an
energy that meant results.
Store Talks for Clark.
When Senator Bankhead concluded,
Senator Stone of Missouri went to th
platform and asked unanimous con
sent to bo allowed to make a state
Speaking for Speaker Clark," said
Senator Stone, "I will release If re
lease bo necetsary any delegation In
btructed for him. I wojld not have a
lnglo delegation stay with him for a
single roll call under any sense of ob
J ft '.' - Jk,'. - '
ngatlun to Mm.
I need not, tell this delegation, or
the friends of '.Id Champ Clark that
he will titand by the nominee of this
tonvcntlon loyally to the end."
When Senator Stonj finished. Mayor
Fitzgirald nf Boston mounted the plat
form, he withdrew the name of Gov
ernor Fosr of Massachusetts and an
nounced thut the Massachusetts dele
gation wou'd vote for Wilton.
Uproar greeted this announcement,
for ihe nomination of Wlhon had now
Lei onto n practical certainty.
When the dUordr subsided Repre
sentative Fi.geraH, who had Just fin-
Ished a cufereiice with Murphy, took
Ihe lace. His advent marked the
nd o' the opposition to Wilson as an
FimeraU made a pl?a for harmony.
Ho scid- "We want to leave this hall
a unitid Pt-nuciacy, .vlth victory in
lr. icncbiFion. he said:
' I move tint the roll call be dis
pensed witli :uid that th convention
proceed by ntehimatl n to nominate
that distinguished Democrat, govern
or W'KMlrew Wilson."
The weary delegates stood on their
"hah and shouted wildly. Missouri
nuA New York alone sat unmoved
throughout the demonstration.
Wilson nilhercnis dat-'hi d about the
hall, shaking hands, hugging each
other nnd dancing with glee. The
aisles were jammed and the sergeants-al-arros
and police fought In vain to
quiet the throng.
The stolid muss of men who had sat
through ballt after ballot until the)
had nl!iiot rnp Into a stupor of rou
tine, greeted the relief with an out
burst, o' jubilation and became as
noisy, a a crowd of school boys. It
look fifteen minutes to quiet them,
finally Chairman James announced
hat a plan, proposed by Representa
tive Fitzgerald, to nominate by accla
mation, could be carried only by unan
Senator Heed of Missouri took tin
platform to object to this Bchcni", and
"Without tho slightest desire to ex
press any resentment or rancor, I ob
Ject, because Missouri wants to be
recorded on this ballot for old Champ
Clark." and the Clark forces cheered
F. H. McCullough of Missouri asked
and received permission to make
brief (statement. He said the people
of Missouri "Love old Chn.mp Clark.
The regular order was demanded
and tho forty-sixth ballot and final
roll call of the states was begun.
"Alabama, twenty-four Totes for Wil
"Arizona, six for Wilson."
"Arkansas, eighteen for Woodrow
It was difficult for the clerk to pro
ceed on account of the applause thai
greeted each response.
California was passed and Colorado
gave Its twelve votes to Wilson. Con
nectlcut did likewise with Its fourteen
Delaware, always copslstently in the
Wilson column, cast Its votes there
again amid applause.
Florida voted seven for Wilson and
five for Clark. Underwood's twenty-
eight In Georgia went to Wilson.
cheer greeted Illinois' fifty-eight as II
was cast for the New Jersey govern
or. Indiana and Kansas also support
ed Wilson without a dissenting vote
Louisiana gave Clark two of Its
twenty votes. Maine's twelve wen
cast In a block for Wilson. Maryland'
sixteen and Massachusetts' thlrty-sl
were likewise given to Wilson. Mich!
gan's thirty cilmbed Into the bnnd
wagon beside the twenty-four mn
from Minnesota, who had seats from
the beginning Underwood's twenty
m Mississippi was announced tor vwi-
son by Governor Brewer in his best
When Missouri was called. Senator,
Stone, In a voice that could be heard
throughout the hsll, announced: "Mis
souri casts thirty-six votes for Chamt
The Mlssourlans cheered and thej
were given a round of applause.
Montana and Nebraska went solid
ly for Wilson and all of Nevada's elghl
was cast for Clark, followed by New
Hampshire, which gave eight to Wil
The four Clark votes In New Jersey
remained firm and tho vote of the
state was recorded, Wilson 24, Clark
4. New Mexico gave Wilson Its eight
Another outburst occurred when
Charles F. Murphy rose In his place
"New York casts ninety votes for
North Carolina gavo Wilson Us full
twenty-four votes and North Dakota's
ten got Into lino. Then Ohio was
leached, and Ed H. Moore of tho liar
mon forces took tho stand to realese
the Ohio delegates from any obllga
tlons to support Harmon. Ohio wa
Oklahoma's delegation, so long dl
vkled, On and ten, cast Its entire
twenty for Wilson. Oregon's ten and
Pennsylvania's seventy-six remained
In their accustomed plnce behind Wil
son. Rhode Island's ten came Into
line. South Carolina voted Its eight
een for Wilson. South Dakota gave
Wilson ten. The badly spilt Tennes
see. djlentlon for the first Urns In
me contention was united aud gave
its tweuty-four votes to Wilson.
When Texas was called a little girl,
Frances Ball, was lifted to the top of
a chair to cast the state's vote. Sua
was cheered as she chirped: "Texas
votes fo'ty fur Wilson,"
UtaV Vermont and Virginia went to
Wilson. Then Washington, which had
stood solidly for Clark, was reached.
'We stayed by Clark until he went
down to defeat," announced the Wash
ington chairman, "and we'll Btay by
Wilson to victory."
West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyom
ing, Alaska. Hawaii and Porto Rico
supported Wilson, but the six votes
from the District of Columbia stayed
with Clark to the end.
California, which had been passed,
wus called and Theodore A. Bell asked
uuanlnious censent to make a brief
statement. Objection was made.
Thereupon Pell rose to explain his
vote and finally secured quiet. He
went to the platform and said that he
would support Wilson. He announced
his intention of moving to make Wil
son's nomination unanimous, but re
corded the vote of California as Clark
4, Wilson 2. Ohio gave Clark 1, Har
mon 12, Wilson 33.
Tho total vote for Wilson was 9fl0.
Clark received 81 and Harmon 12.
Two were absent.
Before tie result of the forty-sixth
ballot was announced Senator Stonu of
Missouri moved to make tho nomina
tion of Woodrow Wilson uuanlnious.
As Chairman James put tho motion a
chorus of "ayes" broke all over tho
'They have it," said Mr. James,
"and I declare Woodrow Wilson the
nominee of this convention."
The demonstration began at once.
Soon the aisles were choked with a
struggling mass of delegates, shaking
hands nnd greeting friends and en
emies with the slogan: -"We'll win
with Wilson "
For t'n minutes the sergeants-nt-
arms labored to restore order.
Her Twelfth Birthday.
From Tuesday's Dully.
Miss MaiKie U'issiiikit was
very iileasiuit ly surprised ycsler-
ilay afternoon by a dozen or morn
of her Kill friends aimearhiK at
her home dressed up in llieii
Sunday Ium nnd prepared to have
n line l ime assist in k Margie in I lie
celehralioii of her Iwelflli birlli
da Games were indulged in
iilift' freely and I lie little Rills en
joyed themselves really making
merry on tin.' lawn. Ilel'resli
mcnls were served, consisting of
ice cream aud cake, and Miss
Marfiic was the recipient of
numerous beautiful and useful
presents. Those present were:
Delia I'rans, Anna and Tony
Vejvoda, Itessie Hundley, Frieda
Saltier, Dorothy Saltier, Janet and
Klinlielli Itajeck, Tlielma and
Opal lienson, Violet Koke, and
The games played were, llrst,
"a peanut hunt," in which peanuts
were hid on the lawn. ,Tlm first
prize was captured by Klizabeth
Hajeek, While Ihe children were
enjoying tin; peanut limit fire
crackers were-hid in lh house,
for a "llrerracker linn!.." The
first prize, n box of electric, spark
lers, was won byTlieluiu lienson.
After lliis (lie children enjoyed an
hour Willi firecrackers and electric
sparklers. At 4:.'10 (he luncheon
was served. The dining room was
lasjefully decorated with bouquets
of small American (lags, napkins
with American fiags and a large
birthday cake with its twelve can
dles in red, white and blue, graced
(he dining (able. The birthday
cake being cut, Margie Oissingcr
w as formiale in receiving I lie
piece containing the coin, Tlielma
henson Ihe thimble nnd Violet
Koke the ring. Mrs. Crissinger
was assisted by Mrs. Jess Warga
From Tuciiday's Dally.
A committee of lied Men, com
posed of Kmil Wallers, John
Corey, J. C. York and I.. L. Ilus
se, went lo Omaha last night to
interview the owners of (he Mid
West Carnival company and to in
spect the al tract ions, and relum
ed home well pleased with the
company. The carnivnl will come
lo Plattsinoiilh and will be ready
for business on July 8. A petition
of the lied Men, signed by seven
councilnien and the mayor, allow
ing the carnival lo run on Hichey
street and on Main street from
Hichey to Fourth nnd the side
st reels of Fourth, was in the
hands of Ihe lied Men. There
seems lo lie nothing in (he way of
having n great time for six days
July Wh to 13.
Don't forget! The Journal
office Is prepared to do all kinds
of fancy Job work. Give us trial.
CASS COUNTY GOOD
Meeting at Weeping Water Fairly
Well Attended and Officers of
the Association Elected.
From Tuesday's Dally'
The Cass County Good lloads'
association met yesterday at
Weeping Water and elected
ollieers. Bert. Philnot, of Ween
ing Water was elected president:
T. II. Pollock of IMat Ismoutli. vice
president, and (1. K. Tell't of
Weeping Water, secretary. Tho
membership fee was fixed at, 50
cents, annual dues, and every
farmer in the county who is in
terested in goods roads is invited
to join the movement. The fund
lerived from the membership fee
will lie expended in placing sign
boards to mark the roads so that
one (raveling from one nart of
e county to another may do so
with convenience and without the
annoyance of having to slop at
farm houses along (he route to
The association expects to have
a committeeman in each town,
whose duly it shall be to look af
ter the dragging of the roads alter
rains. The commissioners of (ho
county will be asked to devote llio
money coming from automobile
tax lo defray the expense of drag-
ging Ihe roads between the towns.
And the committeeman under the
direction of the Good Hoads' as
sociation will secure farmers to
drag, each four miles of road at
r0 cents per mile up and back, or
SJ for Ihe four miles each timo
dragged. In this way it is be
lieved the roads can be kept in
first -rale condition, and farmers
will be greatly benefited by hav
ing better roads to their market
(owns. And in this way Ihe price
of the farm lands will be en
hanced, for no one cares lo buy a
farm surrounded by poor roads.
In a few weeks Ihe association,
wild a bunch of aulo owners, will
lour Ihe county with several ears,
using (wo days for the trip, slop
ping at every town in the county,
the object of the visil to interest
Hie towns in the subject of good
roads, anil gel the public-spirited
citizens to lake hold of the move
ment for Hie best interests of
their own community.
Frank Gohclmnn has already
painted sign boards to mark tho
road between Plat t snioul h and
Nebraska City. And it will not be
long before there will be many
more sign boards go up in tho
Motored to Falls City.
From Tuemlav'i Dally
Guy DeI,oss Mc.Makeii motored
to Falls City yesterday to look
after a contract of paving, which
is soon lo be let by the council of
that thriving city. He was ac
companied by his nephew, Henry
MeMaken. The best piece of corn
on Ihe route was four miles south
of I'lattsnioulh. Wheat harvest
is right in the best, of it now and
binders could be seen in every di
rection. The road was in line
shape save six miles between Ne
braska City and Auburn, and Mr,
MeMaken found the trail well
marked all of the way except, from
Nebraska City to Auburn. He left
Plattsmouth at 7 a. in. and was in
Falls City for dinner. Here ho
met Mr. lleeker, who remained lo
meet wild (he council last, even
ing. New M. P. Train.
some lime Hie hrakemen
and others have been figuring out
a new lime table for Ihe Missouri
Pacific, when a fast, all-steel (rain
would be put on. From what can
now be learned it seems as if tho
train is an assured fact. Tho
lime card has not been made pub
lie, but the best guesses say that
il will leave Kansas City al, 1:3!
ami will pass through this city
about 7 p. in. This train will
make connection at Omaha leave
there in the morning at 10:;),") aud
reach here about 12:05. Tho
regnulr train from the north will
arrive here some I wo hours earlier
than at present, II. is thought (he)
lime (able will be made public in a
few days. Nebraska City News.
, II. F. Knger of Herman, Neb.,
who has been a guest of his
brother, J. H. Knger, of this city,
for a short time, departed for hi
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