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VOL. XLII-NO. 14.
Democratic Candidate for President
Practically Will Have Direction
of His Own Campaign.
NATIONAL .. COMMITTEE MEETS
Subcommittee Appointed to Go to
Sea Girt to See GoTernor. .
ORGANIZATION IS POSTPONED
Nominee to Select Campaign Com
mittee and Chairman.
WILSON HAS MADE NO PLANS
He Tells Reporters, He Doea Not
Know When He Will Resign as
Governor Sends Message of
Thanks to Friends.
BALTIMORE, July 3.5overnor Wilson
will in the main determine the direction
of his own campagn for president; pass
upon the desirability of appointing a
campaign committee and . confer with a
sub-committee of the national committee
on the naming of the officers of the new
democratic national committee.
This . was the sense of the members
of the new national committee which
met today and after continuing the of
ficers of the old committee in power un
til a permanent organization was ef
fected, designated a sub-committee of
five, consisting of Chairman Mack, Sec
retary Wodson and three other commit
teemen, to confr with Governor Wilson
on permanent organization of the new
committee and plans for the campaign.
The committee heard a protest made
by Congressman George F. O'Shaunessy
of Rhode Island, against the seating of
George W. Greene of Woonsocket on the
'The committee dismissed the protest.
The name of W. F. McCombs of New
York, campaign manager of Governor
Wilson, t was talked about ' this after
noon as a likely c.iolce for either the
new national chairman or head of a cam
Wilson Mar Retain Governorship.
SEA GIRT, N. J., July 3. "I have not
had time to think of all these things."
Governor Wilson came out of the "little
white house," sat in an easy chair on his
porch, crossed his lej, took off his
glasses and thus' replied today to ' a
bombardment of questions nurled at him
by a group of reporters. He was looking
rather careworn and tired. "
"I don't know yet whether I shall ap
point Mr. McCombs my cai.ipaign man
ager or suggest him for the chairman
ship of the national committee," he said.
"I haven't decided whether I shall re
sigh as governor of New Jersey. I haven't
had time to read the"' platform. I have
mad o campaign plans, j , , '
"These, and .ottae? detain
up in due time with my "'iA.a , I oar
fellows,' they will have to get some rest;
("To all the thoughtful and generous
f riends who Have sent me mpsages of
cpngratulatlon I . want,, to express my
hearty v thanks. I shall not be able to
answer them individually, I am afraid,
they are so delightfully numerous. I hope
this' inadequate acknowledgement Will
fall under their eyes. These messages of
personal confidence help greatly to make
public service seem worth while."
Likes Work of His Supporters.
"Do you care to comment on the con
"I can only say that I am much grati
fied by its harmonious ending. As to the
work of my supporters, I never saw any
thing like it for absolute devotion to
what they wanted to accomplish. There
were many of them, my warm personal
Whatever else the governor does, ' he
will continue to visit Trenton every
Tuesday morning, .the custom set when
the summer mansion was first built. f
keeping "governor's day" at the state
capital. His friends are positive that he
will not resign as governor until after
. the first of next year, as under the New
Jersey law the president or the senate
automatically takes the governor's seat
on the latter's resignation. John D.
Prince, the present president of the. sen
ate, is a republican.
"The governor would rather wait until
a democrat is elected president of the
senate," said one of his friends today,
"although he has a very nign personal
regard for Mr. Prince. His term expires
"on the third Monday in January, 1914."
Governor Write Shorthand.' '
Among the governor's accomplishments
he boasts a mastery of snortnand. He
displayed his knowledge of this today by
making notes for dictation. As he wrote,
leaning his head on the arm of his easy
chair, the camera squad snapped him
again and again and a moving picture
man recorded his movements. "
"Shorthand?" asked the governor, ' look
ing up in answer to a query. "Why, yes.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair, ex
cept local thunderstorms; continued warm.
FOR lOWAGenerally fair, except local
thunderstorms; continued warm.
Temperature at Omaha Yesverdav.
' ' -JAtM. 8 a. m 73
'jSfsN- a. m 72
)? .!&. m 75
AjTr.K a. m 76
J& ' IWW a. m 79
10 a. m 81
11 a. m 82
)7JF-J:x P. m... w
" p. m... i
rl P. m 92
C 5 P- m 92
T? ? P- m 91
w T p. m 90
Comparative Local Record.
-1912. 1911. 1910. BOB.
Highest -yesterday 9a 99 86 85
Lowest yesterday.. 70 71 69 67
Mean temperature....... 82 85 78 75
Precipitation .20 .00 .00 .06
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature .' 76
Kxcess for the day 6
Total deficiency since March 1 146
Normal precipitation 15 Inch
Deficiency for the day .05 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... 8. 4i inches
Deficiency since March 1 6.94 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1911. 7.13 inches
Deficiency for cor. period. iai0.10.72 inches
. L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Senator Hitchcock .
Predicts Election of
BALTIMORE, Md., July l-Senator
Hitchcock today made the following
statement on the outcome of the demo
cratic presidential contest:
"Looking' back at the torfy-ftve ballots
which I cast for Champ Clark, I am
satisfied with the record. He was the
choice of Nebraska democrats and I car
ried out their will. So did Kelly of Ban
croft and McShane of Omaha, who voted
, "Nevertheless I am highly satisfied
with, the nomination ot Wilson. He will
make an invincible candidate and a great
president. He has grown steadily in
strength during the last sixty days.
Roosevelt's defeat at Chicago did much
to bring about and make desirable Wil
son's nomination in Baltimore. The re
publicans detached from their own party
by Roosevelt's struggle will flock to Wil
son's .banner as they would to no other
leader. This argument helped Wilson's
managers immensely. It was unanswer
"I have great sympathy for Champ
Clark. He deserved the honor more than
any other man. He was deserted by
leaders who were under great personal
obligations to him. Instructions from
conventions and primaries were , broken
to tear delegates away from 'Old Champ
Clark,' as his followers affectionately call
"The Wilson sentiment was Irresistibly
and it will be irresistible in the cam
paign." Three Persons Meet
Death in Automobile
Mishap Near Duluth
DULUTH,. July S.-Mrs. William White,
Duluth; Miss Gladys Richardson, Bridge
port, Conn., and Langford Maddigan, Du
luth, the latter a chauffeur, were killed
early today on a country pike near Du
luth, when a touring car in which they
were returning home skidded from the
road and overturned. Wlllam White, Jr.,
was seriously injured and is In a local
Miss Nannie Turrish, daughter of
Henry C. Turrish, a lumberman, "was
severely shocked and lay apparently life
less at the roadside until carried to a
nearby farm house where she was re
vived. Charles W. Fitzgerald, the sixth mem
ber of the party, was thrown clear of
the wreckage and escaped without in
jury. Gaining his feet he found an ef
fort to move the heavy automobile fruit
less and ran along the road to a farm,
getting four men who raised the car
from the bodies.
The party had spent the afternoon and
evening as guests of Miss Turrish and
Chiilea Fitzgerald at the latter's cot
.taset ?ike lake,,.,. Ji.lmmm
Miss Richardson was 30 years old and
her home was in Bridgeport, Conn. She
was the guest .. of Miss Turrish. Mrs.
White was. 55 years .old. .
Des Moines Pitcher,
Elopes to Chicago
CHICAGO, July 3. When Earl McQuil
lan, a pitcher recently "farmed" by St.
Louis to Des Moines, stepped ' from a
train with his fiancee, Miss Beatrice
Williams, today, a policeman detained
him. It was suspected McQuillan wan
trying to abduct the girl, who looks
younger than she really is 19 years old.
"I'm McQuillan, the pitcher," explained
the young man.
"All right, McQuillan," answered the
officer, "this probably will go on tne
record books as 'caught stealing.' "
A telegram was sent to the girl's mother
in Lovington, 111., who confirmed her
daughter's statement regarding her age.
"We eloped," said the smiling girl. "A
friend helped me get my clothes out ot
our house. Mother missed me and hur
ried to the depot just In time to see our
train pull out."
McQuillan left the. police station de
claring he would obtain a marriage li
cense, be wed and proceed to Des Moines
WASHINGTON, July 3.-As a result of
the process of elimination applied by the
naval "plucking board" and the seven
voluntary retirements Monday, a number
of promotions have been announced.
Nine commanders become captains, as
G. W. Kline, Joseph Strauss, R, L. Rus
sell, H. A. Bishpam, G. R. Evans, E. W.
Eberle, C. M. McCormick, W. W. Gilmer
and R. E. CoonU.
Fifteen . lieutenant commanders become
commanders, as follows: R. D. Hast-7
brock, J. R. P. Pringle, B. B. McCormick,
E. S. Kellogg, D. V. H. Allen, F.. P. Clark.
B. L; Bissettv E. H. Campbell, W. S.
Crosley, C. J. Lang, H. B. Price, M. E.
Trench, T. S. Wilson, H. A. Pearson and
O. P. Jackson. '
In addition eighteen lieutenants become
lieutenant commanders and nineteen lieu
tenants, junior grade, become senior lieu
London Board Ends
LONDON, July 3. The Board of Trade
inquiry into the Titanic disaster con
cluded today and Lord Mersey, the pre
siding judge, announced that its report
would be produced within "a reasonable
Sir Rufus Isaacs, the attorney gen
eral, In his closing speech said he had
been anxious to find, if possible, an ex
cuse for ths inaction, of Captain Lord
of the Calif oi nian. but he had regret
fully come to the conclusion that there
was no excuse for him. The court, he
said, must find Captain Lord's evidence
Lord Mersey- suggested that if Cap
tain Lord saw. the signals of .distress
and did not go to the relief he was possi
bly guilty of a misdemeanor.
Assistant Secretary, in Long Letter
to President, Asks to Be Re
lieved of His Duties.
HARSH CRITICISM 0? M'VEAGH
Secretary's Treatment of Subordi
nates Makes Work Disagreeable. "
DEPARTMENT IS DEMORALIZED
Secretary Accused of Distrusting
Men He Himself Has Appointed.
HOUSE PROPOSES INVESTIGATION
Representative Cox of Ohio Intro
duces Resolution Providing for
Complete Inquiry Into Mae
Veagh's Administration. .
WASHINGTON. July 3.-A. Piatt
Andrew today tendered his resignation to
President Taft as assistant secretary of
In a spirited letter to the president, Mr.
Andrew writes of conditions in the trea
sury which are alleged to be due to the
attitude of Secretary MacVeagh toward
many of his subordinates.
Assistant Secretary Andrew's letter of
resignation charges that subordinates In
the Treasury department "have been
hampered and discouraged at every turn
by Secretary MacVeagh's ldlosyncracles
and his incapacity for decision." It
contains a scathing arraignment of Secre
tary MacVeagh's administration of "gov
ernment affairs" and created a profound
sensation in official circles.
Other Officers Dissatisfied.
One portion of Andrew's letter to the
president is susceptible of being Inter
preted to the effect that old high officials
in the treasury are dissatisfied with Sec
retary MacVeagh's treatment of them.
"For further evidence of . the peculiar
difficulties which surround the handling
of business In the treasury" he suggests
that President Taft consult Lawrence O.
Murray, comptroller of the currency; Lee
McClung, treasurer of the United States;
Joseph E. Ralph, director of the bureau
of engraving and printing; Charles A.
Kram, auditor for the postofflce; Royal
E. Cabell, commissioner of Internal rev
enue; James Knox Taylor, former super
vising architect, and Charieg D. Norton,
Mr. Andrew's predecessor and former sec
retary to the president.
Stands By MacVeagh In Crisis.
Mr. Andrew's letter to Secretary' Mc
Veagh, advising nim of the resignation,
discloses the hitherto unpublished fact
that Mr.' MacVeagh was on the verge of
leaving the cabinet in December, 1910. In
one part the letter says:
"You oannot forget how 1 stood by you
when you were on the point of hav)ng
taken from Jour" hands -what probably
we the-mo&S important undertaking" of
your ' administration. When the White
House in, Decpniber, 1310," without" con
sulting 'with you, and entirely ' wthoiit
your knbwledgOj, entered Info negotiations
for an issue of1 Panama bonds, the em
barrassment of the situation threatened
to force your resignation. You will re
member that I did everything in my
power to avert your humiliation and that
I loyally agreed to resign and. leave the
service with you if your resignation be
came necessary." .
Text of Dr. Andrew's Letter.
Dr. Andrew's letter to the president
says, in part:
"In presenting my resignation of the
office with which you have favored me
I deem It proper to acquaint you with
conditions which have existed in the
treasury for the last two years at least,
and which are of grave concern not only
to every official of the treasury, but also
to the many thousands throughout the
country who have business to conduct
with this department.
"For a long time the transaction of
much of the treasury's business has been
at a standstill and an outbreak of some
sort has been Imminent. Many able and
energetic treasury officials have had to
bear the brunt of harsh criticism from
people outside who have suffered interm
inable delays In their business with the
treasury for which the secretary alone
was responsible, and at the same time
they have had to submit to criticism even
more harsh and more undeserved from
Mr. MacVeagh himself whenever discov
ered that they had ventured to act upon
some matter of minor Importance with
out awaiting his decision. Time and again
heads of the great divisions of the treas
ury have found themselves unable to
carry on the business entrusted to them
and have been discouraged to the verge
of resigning their positions because they
v.ePc unable to obtain any opinion or de
cision from Mr.' MacVeagh upon urgent
questions which had been before him
for many months.
"At the same time they have Invariably
been reproached by him for such limited
action as they may have been compelled
to take on their own responsibility.
"Mr. MacVeagh's mental attitude Is
difficult to realize by those who have not
had Intimate everyday experience with
It. - Toward many of the higher officials
he has from time to time displayed an
aversion, suspicion and dlstruct, whici
In view of the fact that these officials
were men of his own choosing, would
seem Inexplicable in a man of normal
mind. For many months at a time he
has persistently refused even to speak
to those officials of his department with
whom he should naturally have been in
constant, personal communication.
Refused to Speak to Hilles.
"When Mr. Hilles was assistant secre
tary of the treasury there was at least
one period amounting to several weeks
during which Mr. MacVeagh refused to
have any relations with him. I know
there were several longer periods of curi
ously suspended relations with Assistant
Secretary Norton. Mr. McClung, the
treasurer of the United States, affirms
that ,he has only been allowed one
short interview with the secretary dur.
ing a period covering more than
a year. Mr. Ralph, the director
of the bu:cau of engraving and printing,
has repeatedly complained of similar
treatment of himself, and many other In
stances could be cited. In my own case,
with an office adjoining ind communicat
ing with that of the secretary, the sltua-
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
From the Philadelphia Record.
PrflV OsRflM IR FAR wn,5ftN
Michigan Executive Hopes Roosevelt
Will Stay Out of It
COLONEL IS NOT DISCOURAGED
Advises His Followers in Indiana to
Perfect Organisation Refuses to
Talk of Democratic Pint
form or Ticket.
LANSING, Mich., July 3.-Governor
Chase S. Osborn, an ardent Roosevelt
supporter during the colonel's battle for
the republican' presidential 'nomlnatlpn
tMay issued a statement in which he
declared his nelief "that there Is no hee'es
sity tdr V new political party." He also
stated he hoped RooBevelt would not be
a candidate. ; '
"The issue is clearly Joined for the
people," he said. "It Is Wall street versus
Wilson. Wilson's character, temperament,
preparation and fitness is above the high
average of American presidents. He Is a
Christian, a scholar and a fearless
"Republicans can vote for Wilson with
out bolting. The real republican party
has no candidate for president this year.
There has been no nomination. The ac
tion of the political freebooters at Chi
cago is not binding upon the republican
party even If for the moment they are
bearing aloft its stolen ensign."
No Standing- In Minnesota,
ST. PAUL, July 3. The progressive
party being organized under the leader
ship of Theodore Roosevelt cannot take
part In the primaries In Minnesota this
fall, according to an opinion Issued by
itarney General Lydon A. Smith today.
"he party has no legal standing here
and cannot qualify under the provisions
of the state law, according to the at
MINNEAPOLIS, July 3.-The Minne
sota progressive republican league will
back Wilson for president.
George S. Loftus, president of the
league, announced today. "Wilson repre
sents our idea of progressivlsm," said
Mr. Loftus. "There is no reason for us
to join in the third party movement,
neither can we support Taft."
Indiana Progressives Meet.
INDIANAPOLIS. July 3.-RooseveIt re
publican leaders of the state gathered In
this city today to discuss whether a
third party should be formed to nom
inate a state ticket, or the "progressives"'
should wherever possible elect' delegates
to the regular republican state conven
tion and make a stand for the nomina
tion of candidates favorable to Colonel
Roosevelt and his policies.
.Colonel Roosevelt, in answer to a mes
sage advising him, of the conference,
"I heartily approve the project. Go on
with the organization of the progressive
party. Such a 'party must of necessity
break away from both the old organiza
tions." Colonel is Xot Diacouraitd.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y July 3.-E. A.
Vanvalkenberg of Philadelphia, one of
Theodore Roosevelt's lieutenants, came
to Sagamore Hill today to talk over plans
for the third party campaign. The colo
nel said he would have no comment to
make at this time on Woodrow Wilson's
nomination or on the democratic plat
form. "Some of the newspapers say that Wil
son's nomination as a progressive takes
the wind out of your sails, colonel," said
"That's Just the way they look at it,"
replied Mr. Roosevelt.
BOY BANDITS HELD
, IN HEAVY BONDS
MINNEAPOLIS, July 3.-The four al
leged boy bandits, who the police declare
have confessed to more than a score of
robberies in Minneapolis and St. Paul,
covering nearly eleven months time, wero
held In $20,000 bonds each to the grand
Jury when they waived examination In
municipal court here today. The boys
are Francis McCarthy, Raymond Mcin
tosh, alleged leader; Alec Fish and Will
Not So Bad. But Some Bruised, N
.woman's club leader who is
SARAH 8, PLATT, DECKER.
Sarah Piatt Decker
is Critically 111
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 3.-An
operation may be necessary to save the
life of Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker of Den
ver, former president ot the General
Federation of Women's clubs, who was
taken ill yesterday while attending the
biennial convention of the federation.
Intestinal congestion Is the trouble. . .
HEAD CAUGHT BETWEEN
BRAKE BEAM AND CAR TRUCK
FORT DODGE, la., July 3. (Speclal.)
Fred Paul, aged 21, son of Mr.' and Mrs.
George Paul, pioneer residents of Lehigh,
lies In a critical condition at Mercy hos
pital here today because he tried to
board a moving ..freight train. Missing
his footing, he was swung under the car
His head caught between a brake beam
and the car trucks and he was dragged
some distance. Painfull and probably
fatal injuries to his head, neck and
shoulders, many bruises and some ugly
cuts on the head are the result of the
accident. The accident happened at the
Main street crossing on the road and was
therefore witnessed by many horrified
SUDDENLY BECOMES INSANE
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., July 3. -(Special.)
John VIck, drawer of No. 1,338 In the
Mellette county government land lottery
and owner of a homestead In the new
county, suddenly became insane and for
three days and nights wandered about
over the country. He finally was cap
tured by the sheriff and has been sent
to the State Hospital for the Insane. The
unfortunate homesteader has relatives at
Alta Vista, la. He was unmarried and
is the owner of a great deal of personal
CRANE INHERITANCE TAX
LARGEST ON RECORD
CHICAGO, July 3. The estate of the
late Richard T. Crane, ironmaster, has
been assessed the largest Inheritance tax
ever placed in Illinois, the sum of
The Crane estate was estimated at tl",
000,000. The Marshall Field estate paid
ao Inheritance tax of $125,010.
BOY CRUSHED TO DEATH ..
BY A HUGE MAGNET
DAVENPORT. Ia., July J. -Joseph M.
Nebrlch, aged 21 years, was crushed to
death by a 3.500-pound magnet at the
Beatendorf car shops here today. His
body was unrecognizable.
HOLIDAY GUNSAU PRIMED
Numerous Fourth of July Activities
Planed by Omaha People.
GAMES AT ALL THE PARKS
Olvertisements Will Include Water
Sports, Pyrotechnics, Picnic Pnr
tlrs, Golf and Theatrical
" ' Eutertalnments.
FOURTH OF JTttXT ACTIVITO".
Stora Triumphs van us Chicago-Bock
island Uam, iaourks park, S p. ra. .
Matiaees and evening programs at the
licyd an4 -Usysty theater and Komt
a4ur.sr gsrdaa and Alrdos .
AUdetia and acqnatlo xueot'at T. M.
0. 4. park, Bod and Qua dab and the
Council Bluffs Rowing association la
ait tmooa. , .,.,,,.., , .,...-. .
Cricket tnatoh, ' Omaha Crlckst club,
Millet park. ..
Golf matches at risld club, Country
oinb, Happy Hollow club, Rod aad 0nn
club and Stymour lake.
Trap shoot at the Omaha Qua club and
South Omaha Country olub.
Cslabratlcn for children and athlatic
aiaat at Prairie park.
Farads and program for children of
Hayney street, between Thirty-third and
Bathing at Manawa aad Couftlaad
Amateur base ball oa erery vacant
lot in Omaha.
Official openlnf of the Bouth Omaha
Country olub at Ralston.
Motor boat aad sailboat racing at Rod
and Oua club aad CounoU Bluffs Bow
Ak-Sar-Bea Motorcyols club will be
the aroosts of the Blair Motorcyols olub
at the big Blair oslabratioa.
-oK.in- at all the Omaha parks
All day rslebratloa at South Omaha.
Doujlaa Pioneers' pioalo at Rlvarviiw
Rod Mea's Carnival at Twsatleth and
Business will be generally suspended
In Omaha today and all will turn
In to properly celebrate the Fourth of
About the only evidence of commercial
activity will center about the shops
where fireworks are on display. Nearly
everyone has made arrangements to put
In the day. Picnic parties will be scat
tered all through the woods, the parks
and country clubs have arranged varied
programs of pyrotechnics and sports, and
on practically every diamond In the city
there will be at least one ball game.
Hen on Harmful Explosives.
The police have put a ban on shooting
revolvers, toy cannons, giant firecrack
ers, canes and other destructive and
harmful explosives. All persons caught
at any of these offenses will be arrested.
The practise of loading the etreet car
tracks with dynamite caps will not be
tolerated. The caps not only make loud
noises when the car wheels pass over
them but are also very dangerous.
Captain Dunn said he had instructed
his patrolmen to see that the Fourth
was celebrated In a safe and sane way,
and to arrest all persons found shooting
off large explosives.
At the Gayety. Boyd and Rome summer
garden there will be special matinees in
the afternoon and In the evening spe
cial programs will be given. The Air
dome will also have a fine DroKram In
tho evening. At Krug park, Manawa and
Courtland beach all the attractions of
an amusement park will be in full swing.
Bathing will probably be the most pop
ular attraction at Courtland Beach and
Manawa. In the evening the dance halls
will be the big attractions.
Seymour Lake Country club will hold
its 1912 opening with a program of golf,
tennis and aquatic events. Trao shooting
will be the attraction In the morning. A
big dinner will be served in the evening
to be followed by a dance.
Brilliant Water sports.
The annual water regatta and ath
letic carnival of the Carter Lake clubs
will be an Interesting affair. The Rod
and Gun club, the Young Men's Chris
tian association, and the Diets club will
all take part In the big celebration which
witl include boat racing, both sails and
launches. In the evening a big dinner
will be followed with fireworks and
At the Council Bluffs Rowing associa
tion a big program has been arranged.
A large number of the Omaha members
uf this club are planning' to enter the
(Continued on Second Page.)
SECOND PLACE IS
Democrats Adjourn Early in the
Morning After Completing
PLATFORM ADOPTED UNCHANGED
Bryan's Choice for Vice President
VALEDICTORY BY NEBRASKAN
Ures Nomination of Burke or Cham
berlain in Vain.
MISSOURI STANDS BY CLARK
When It is Shovvn that Wilson Has
Nearly One Thousand Votes
Missouri Moves to Make ,
BALTIMORE, July S.-Governor Wood
row Wilson of New Jersey for president
and Governor Thomas R. Marshall of In
diana for vice president was the ticket
completed by the democratlo national
convention at v.t t m. today.
The nomination Of Governor Marshall
for vice president Came as something of a
surprise for when the night's balloting
for vlca president began it seemed that
the Bryan-Wilson contingent in the con
vention had. definitely settled upon Gover
nor John K. Burke of North Dakota.
There was not much of a fight, how
ever, and when two ballots disclosed
Marshall easily in the lead, Governor
Burke's name was withdrawn and Mar
shall was proclaimed the nominee by ac
clamation. A mlnuta later the conven
tion had adjourned sine die. I
The delegates, worn nd weary, made
their way out of the big convention hall
singing and happy , to be started for home.
Governor Wilson was nominated at the
afternoon session on the forty-sixth bal
lot and his nomination, like that of Gov
f rnor Marshall tonight, was quickly made
unanimous. The best of feeling pervaded
both sessions and the delegates seemed
to be In a happy frame of mind.
Valedictory speech by Bryan. .
Mr. Bryan had announced his intention
of introducing a resolution In effect dis
charging the national committee from
conduct of the coming campaign and al
lowing Governor Wilson to appoint his
own campaign committee. He was dis
suaded from this; course, and Instead of
making a move that might have stirred
up strife, -he made a little speech which
he termed his "valedic tory" and in happy
vein turned over the mantle of his former
leadership as a presidential candidate to
He pledged his faithful support to the
presidential nominee' and ended by urging
that either Governor Burke or Senator
Chamberlain of Oregon be nominated for
vicr president.' The N-umskan un
derstood particularly to favor .Governor ,
Curke, as a type of the modern "progres-i;ve.--'
- ' '
Whn, after the ' first ballot soma on
moved to make the nomination of Mar
shall unanimous, Mr. Bryan started for
the stage to make a statement The mo
tion was withdrawn before he could
speak. When the motion was renewed
after the second ballot Mr. Bryan did not -protest.
The platform, hewed out in committed
several days ago and warmly pralBed by
Mr. Bryan was adopted, with a whoop.
Many of the delegates went directly from
the convention hall to special trains and
by tomorrow practically all will have left
End Made to Long Ftht.
, BALTIMORE, June 2. Governor Wood
low Wilson of New Jersey was nomi
nated for president of the United Staves
by the democratic national invention at
the afternoon cession totfa), when. - on
the forty-sixth ballot, he received 980
votes to 84 for Champ Clark. The Mis
souri delegation, which had remained
faithful to Clark to the end, then moved
that the nomination be made unanimous.
There was a great chorus of approval and
the long fight was over.
Only four ballots were necessary today
to reach a nomination. When the. con
vention adjourned last night the conven
tion had seemed to be in an all but hopev
less deadlock. Wilson had begun to lose ,
ground on the last few ballots and Champ
Clark had made a few temporary gains.
This encouraged the speaker to rush over
to Baltimore from Washington this morn
ing in the hope of still further turning
the tide and rallying his forces to a
When the speaker arrived, however, he
learned that the Illinois delegation at an
early morning conference had decided 'to
switch from Clark to Wilson. This meant
a change of fifty-eight votes and was as
fatal to Clark's chances as it was in
spiring to the Wilson forces.
The Wilson forces went to the conven-;
tion hall at noon in the firm belief that
the New Jersey governor would be nom
inated before another adjournment was
taken. As they had expected, the vote
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