The Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 190, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 27, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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MOV DAI —- LAST
B, M\lW, THt'RKUAY MOBNIN(., JUNK 27. 1913
VOL. V. So. II
HEAD RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
VES CLAIM TO HAVE
ICTORY ON ROLL CALL
io* Abrogating Unit Rule, Except Where Man•
je Will Work to the Benefit of Wilson.
Boom Collapsing-—Dark Horse Talk.
I June 26.—Progressives of the democratic national convention
tory tonight when they carried a motion abrogating the rule by
were bound to cast their votes as a unit. The fight was
jut Ohio, where eighteen district delegates had been instructed
for Wilson but where the state convention controlled by Harmon
binding all Ohio to the Ohio governor.
elected aa heretofore by
convention the old unit rule stilt ote-
taias. bat In esses where primary laws
provided for aleotloii of <t
direct vote the people about*
lowed to eatpreaa their prefer'.
While the Wllaon demomtrattaa
was at ita height a Jersey dele—Hi
(lathed tn front of the plallWw and
shouted "'let the Ixuid play" bat the
| any waver-
' named on
T »tar ted to stag.
Whan the patriotic air jpraa ceacladed,
cheerng for Wloon wao »»-
The Underwood people tried
to appropriate part of the
tlotf h*t Wllaon cheer* would
down, One delegation boating a
Staunton, Va.. Wll
tried to get oa die
preaa stand. Om
o etand but hi
the crowd by a n
A otruggle followed aad tor a
t1n*ea aertoua distsrbance waa threat-
ened. The do legatee again »i
the stand bat ware repulsed.
lice and aergeant at anna were
leaa against the attack. When the
demonstration cessed Chairman Park-
er warned delegate* agalnat climbing
Into the preaa section and warned
spectators agalnat disorder.
Baltimore. June M
inga of the reeetutlo
day., Brantley is a member of the na-
tional employers liability commlaaion
and took Issue with some of the Tex-
ans with reference to the workmen's
t'ompenaatlon bill reported by that
c»moBaaion. Samuel Oompers waa
arguing for a plank favorable to labor
at the time. He spoke for the prin-
ciple covered by the workmen's com-
pensation Mil, when Culberson raised
a question aa to federal jurisdiction
in co«ipenaation cases. The
aaid the Georgian, who took the
from Culberson waa
Brantley rstortod that he
an Oregg of Tessa, rank-
member at the cam-
on naval affairs, argued aaalnat
any more battleship*
year aad aahed that the del
canons of the house be. sustained
Baltimore. June XI.—Sweltering at-
m< sphere charged with himtdity
greeted the delegates aa they filed into
the hall for the night session of the
demeaaMOc national convention. A
threatened thunderstorm kept the gal»
ry attendance down and the dele-
tes also were slew in arriving. The
waa called to order at Ut
d Mm report of the commltt on ruJee
that nominations should
report of the resolutions
was Immediately presented
of the rules committee waa
>ptod without dlaseat. j»
ad by Flood of Oratory.
(By Associate* Treae)
June it.-—A flood
buried delegates to the demo-
ratic national convention under a
> t«rtoal tide today. The aonven-
Bn marked time through the entire
tv'a snsnlnn because the committee
credentials had not prepared Its
The -conference yesterday between
an and LaFollstte caused quite a
today anJ -It is believed the Wis-
r invMed the Nebraska*
help term a thiV> Party. Kegard-
thla Interview the Nebraskan t*-
to make any statement
[t waa definitely stated today, prior
the beginning of the aeeofld see-
at the democratic convention.
William Jennings Bryan, defeat-
in the convention yesterday, has
rosined to precipitate another
- act the floor of the convention
t e earliest opportunity.
it is said, has taken the
precedent should be up-
nomlnatlon made for the
id«Sey before the platform is
tefSstnd adopted. Some of the
*s callers were quoted aa
,t it waa uaeleeo to write a
platform If the conserva-
it should control the nomi-
Colonel Bryan has been urg-
rite the platform but i« aaid to
h to have anything to do with
he is sure who the candidate
Some of Bryan's friends say
to him to frame the party
la an attempt to commit
to the subsequent ac-
conventton and the nomi-
ight be witting te accept
platform, and that Bryan
fight aad bad determined
"against the Ryans
to the end of the gath-
and anti-Bryan fac-
tions in the convention were interested
today in the third party gossip. The
advent of Francis J. Heney of Cali-
fornia, <who fought for Koosevelt In
the republican national convention,
and Charles K. Crane of Chicago, wti >
helped to conduct the early LaFollette
campaign, and their reported inter-
view with Bryan, gave an impetus to
the dlacusslon. It was reported to-
day that Senator LaFollette eifher was
already In Baltimore or on his way to
gtot In touch with the posslbilltiea of
the democratic situation. No one had
been able to locate LaFollette during
Heney aaid he had come to Balti-
more to see the democratic "steam
yoller" at work; that he had become
so accustomed to the "toot, toot" at
the Chicago convention he could not
sleep without it.
It was reported that Senator-Elect
Ollie James of Kentucky had met
with much opposition aa a candidate
for permanent chairman. Some of
the more radical conservatives said
they feared the Bryan influence be-
hind James. Many other name* wers
mentioned as a compromise between
the factions. Senator Luke Lea of
Tenneaoee waa atikong thoae mention-
ed. Senator Culberson of Texas de-
clined the place because ef ill health.
Cihk Gains Advantage .
With the nominating sessions ex-
pected to be held tomorrow presiden-
tial gossip filled the air todsy. It
seems to bs admitted tar all that
Speaker Clark will go Into the con-
vention arith a distinct advantage
over all the other candidates.
Bryan's friends refuse to consider
him out of the running and say his
defeat for the temporary chairman-
ship yesterday was in no sense a test
of what bis strength would be as the
presidential nominee. The Bryan fol-
lowers are hopeful that the nominat-
ing fight may go to a fourth or fifth
ballot and believe that In that situa-
tion many of the delegatea would go
-"Dark horse" talk waa more gen-
eral today than ever before. Thl«
was partly due to the fact that the
Hew Terk delegation has determined
to vote for Mayor William J. Qaynor
on the first ballot.
Gaynor for Vice Presidency?
The evident purpoae is to get a test
among the candidates and something
of a true line on the situation. Other*
Interpreted It as meaning that Mayot
Oaynor may be boomed for the vice
The Woodrow Wilson people, who
stood by Bryan almost to a man |n
his fight for the temporary'chalrman-
ahip fight, are expecting his support
in return when it cornea to nominating
aad apparently base their hopes of
success upon some such action.
It is realized by all that the two-
thirds vote necessary to nominate can
only be Secured by a combination of
some of the candidates, or by a
"break" or "stampede" of the dele-
gate*. The. various leaders are firm
tn 'the belief there will be no stam-
pede and say they do not even fear
Bryan himself tn that respect.
Heat Is Intense.
' Delegates filed slowly Into the hall
today. With a scattered attendance
on the floor at 11:80 a. m., a scattered
has* of heat seemed to fill the big
building aad give promltfa of a swel-
tering day. W
Coats were stripped off Just as soon
aa the delegates struck the close at-
mosphere of the halL* Hundreds of
fans fluttered throughout the build-
ing. Galleries and floors filled up
very slowly, but the ssrgeants-at-arms
and the police had trouble keeping the
alales clear. Policemen posted In the
galleries had order* to eject anyone
creating a disturbance.
At 12 o'clock the galleries were lea*
than half filled. The delegates seats
were gradually filling up. however,
and the floor was in confusion.
Chairman Parker had not y«t appear-
ed, but National Chairman Mack was
on the pInform. The heat grew more
intenao as the big hall filled.
Folk Lands Bryan.
At 11:21 Chairman Parker pounded
on hla desk and the sergeant-at-arms,
aided by the polios, tot out to \ clear
Slowly the confusion subsided and
the convention got under way.
Bishop Murray offered prayer.
When the prayer waa concluded,
former Governor Biaachard o( Louis-
iana reported that the credentials
committee wAuld not be ready until 8
p. m. He said he would not make a
motion to adjourn until that time,
however, aa he was sure the delegate*
would^ike a "little oratory."
Former Governor Joseph W. Fllk
of Missouri was Introduced as the
"The nominee of this convention
wll] be the apxt president of the Unit-
ed States," said Folk. He eulogised
Bryan at length.
The delegates grew restlpM during
Folk's speech and Chairman Parker
was forced to admonish them to be
quiet Senator Rayner of Maryland
next was called on. He predicted
success for the democratic nominee
and dlacuaaed the division in the re-
publican party. He declared that the
motto of the Taft faction would be
"We will react end retrograde." -
The motto of the liooaevelt Jarty.
he quoted aa "Thou ahatt not steal."
"We Shall Progress,"
"Our motto In this campaign will
be, 'We shall progress.' " shouted
Kay iter and the crowd cheered.
When Rayner concluded Chairman
Parker asked for more speakers. A
ahout for Congressman "Tom" Heflln
of Alabama went up from the floor.
But Parker introduced Congressman
Henry D. Clayton of Alabama, chair-
man of the house Judiciary commit-
tee. The delegatea seemed to enjoy
what one of them termed "a spell of
After he had spoken for several
minutes in denunciation of republican
principles and predatory wealth,
Clayton turned to democratic pros-
"I do not know upon whom the
nomination of this convention will
fall," he said.
"Underwood," shouted an Alabama
"Clark." shouted a man from Mis-
"Wilson," came. In answering chorus
from New Jersey.
"Harmon," called the Ohloan"
In a moment the entire hah was
swept by the shouts and cheers and
(Continued on page I.)
TALK CAUSES STIR
Humors Add to Interest of Yester-
day's Fight—Nebraska Headquar-
ters Neither Deny nor Affirm.
(By Associated rreas)
BALTIMORE, June »«.—Conven-
tion matters were forgotten 'for the
moment today when a report became
persistent that Senator La Folletts
had hsld a lengthy confereno* with
William Jennings Bryan after the
letter's reversal In ths temporary
chairmanship fight yesterday. It
was said that La Folletts had dis-
cussed la detail the third party
movement and had Invited Bryan to
cast his fortunes with ths asw pro-
An air of vrystery pervaded the
Bryad and Nebraska headquarters to-
day. It was neither denied nor af-
firmed that the conference had been
held, but Bryan's sec ret arias "real-
ly didn't know" of the supposed con-
sultation betwsen the two men. That
Senator La Follette was under the
same roof with Bryan waa admitted,
and it was declared he had expressed
his Intention of coming from Wash-
ington again today.
At the Wisconsin delegation's head-
quarters It was acknowledged that the
aenator had been here and that ho
would return today.' It was explained
however, that the supposed confer-
ence with Bryan was unllksly because
La Follette tn ths past had always
held that differences In the Repub-
lican party should bs adjusted with-
in ths ranks.
Government Will Not Send "Expedi-
tionary" Force to Cuba.
(By Associated Preaa)
Washington, June It.—Improve-
ment of. conditions In Cuba led the
war department today to abandon ar-
rangements for ths dispatch of an
"expeditionary force" of about lift*
men, and orders were Issued to put
out of commission four army trans-
port* at Newport News.
Negro Boy Kill* Constable.
(By Associated Preae".
Corpus Chrlstl, Tex., June 24.—
There Is considerable excitement hers
over the killing of Deputy Constable
Hanks last night by a negro boy
named White. Hanks waa trying to
arrest the black who shot hint through
The negro was arrested this morn-
ing at Rio. It 1* reported that he is
being brought here, in which case a
lynching la feared.
Texas League Standing
Played Won Lo«t Pet.
* Fort Worth 5, Beaumont t.
Dallaa 7, Houston 8.
Waco 0, Galveston 2. '
Austin 1, San Antonio I.
New York «-l. Philadelphia 6-21.
Boston 2-2, Washington 2-0.
St Louis 0, Chicago 7.
Detroit 4, Cleveland 1.
Philadelphia 2. New York 2.
Brooklyn 2, Boston 2.
Pittsburg 4, St Louis 2.
Chicago 2, Cincinnati •.
Milwaukee #. Minneapolis S.
Kansas City 4, St Paul £>.
Louisville 1, Columbus 2,
Indianapolis 4, Toledo 2 (11 inn-
• Southern League
Nashville 2, Birmingham 7.
Chattanooga », Atlanta 1-
<No others scheduled).
D\LLAS NEGRO WHO MAS BEEN
IN JAIL EIGHT YEARS IS
TO PAY PENALTY.
WAS TRIED 6 TIMES
Slayer of Dallaa Merchant Received
Death Sentence at Each Bearing,
last Trial is Held to Bate
tBy Associated Press)
AUSTIN. June 2«.—After remaining
in Jail for eight year* and six times
racing a Jury on trial for his life.
Uurreli Dates, the negro slayer at Sol
Aronoff, the Dallas merchant, is at
last to pay the penalty of his crimo
with his life.
The court of criminal appeals to-
dsy, after four times reverting the
case, affirmed it. Oates was granted
one new trial In the district court
without recourse to an appeal.
Aronoff was killed In his iittls store
In South Dallas on the night of Nov
30, 15#(14. Evidence adduced during
ths different trial* showed that Oates.
In company with Holly Vans, a whit*
man, entered the store, made a small
purchase and afterward attempted to
rob the proprietor. Mrs. Aronoff
picked up a gun snd came to the de-
fense of her husband. Whsn ths
shooting hsd subsided Aronoff lay
Holly Vsnn was tried and coaviet-
ed of murder and legally hanged.
Oates' first trial resulted in a convic-
tion and a Ilk* sentence. He appeal-
ed hi* oaa* and has been appealing
it at the end of his subsequent trial"
at frequent Interval* ever siaoe. The
last appeal came up from Wasa-
hachle where Oates wss taken oa a
change of venue. Today's opinion
written by Prssidlng Judge Davidson
No Objectionable Jant.
In his opinion. Judgs Davidson
finds no objectlonabls Juror waa
forced on ths defendsnt in the last
trial. It slso is hsld that ths testi-
mony of Nathan Aronoff. son of the
victim, as to whether he heard two
or more of the four shots firsd waa
not material and that htei failure to
recall whether there were more than
two shots fired would not be Injuri-
ous to the cause of the defendant
The court finds that ths proeecu-
ttng attorney in the case has a right
to question Oatea In regard to the
teetlmony adduced by other oonvlc-
tlons and that testimony adduced by
this means was proper. A high trib-
ute is paid to the work of Attorney
A. J. Baakett. who was appointed by
ths court aad .who haa fought th»
negro's case through elx trials a nd
fivs appeals. But ths ooart conclud-
ed tn his rsspsct:
No Error for Reversal.
"Ths Jury, howsvsr, would not
agree with him on the fscta, and the
court at last has glvsn the defendant
a fair and legal trial. We must there-
fore conclude by saying under the
record here presented, we believe
there is no such error aa would Juetify
a reversal of the Judgment and it
muit be affirmed."
Oat as was removed from the Dai-
las county Jail to E1U* county after
"Bubber" Robinson had been taken
from the court room and lynched at
Main and Akard streets.
Ths trial is one of the most csle-
brated in the history of Amsrlcan
(My Associated l>reasi
SAN ANTONIO, June 21.—B. F.
Baumont, an engineer, wan killed, and
C. D. Connelly, fireman, was fatally
lnjured when the crown aheet of en-
gine No. ISt. attached to west-bound
freight train blew out. a mile west ef
Hondo at 2:It this morning.
Details of the disaster were lack-
ing In this city this morning, but the
above is ths offldal information giv-
en out at ths office* of the Galveston,
Harrlsburg and San Antonio railroad.
Other report* are to the effect that
the boiler of the engine exploded and
waa blown clear off the right of way
and found lying 200 feet from the
Just what happened will be ascer-
tained upon Investigation by a board
of bollsr experts which left hero this
morning for Hondo. This board is
composed of W. A. Winter hose, sup-
erintendent of the Ssn Antonio Ma-
chine Supply Company; J. H. Holm-
green. president of the Alt
Works; J. C. Shirley. Federal J
tor of boilers for this district; . the
round house foreman of the railroad
company and ths
Of the San Antonio divtsion.
WILD IT OOMK TO THS?
♦ (By Associated Press)
♦ Chicago. June "Roosevelt ♦
♦ and Bryan" badges have modi ♦
♦ their appearance tn Chicago. At ♦
♦ progressive headquarters tt is ♦
♦ said there Is no eppostttoa to the ♦
♦ proposed ticket. +
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