The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 11, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
John Sprague, Pub.
MTM \ CSSEY • : : OKLA.
IN SPECIALLY BUILT STUDY
How Mark Twain Produced His Lite-
rary Masterpiece, "The Adven-
tures of Tom Sawyer."
As early ns 1872 Mark Twain had
Contemplated one of the books that
will longest preserve his memory,
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." '
The successful result of "Roughing It" ■
naturally made him cast about for oth
•r autobiographical material, and ha
remembered those days along the river
front In Hannibal—his skylarking ad
ventures with Tom Ulankenshlp, the
Bowen boys, John Briggs and the rest.
He recognized these things as mate-
rial—pleasant. Inviting material It was
—and now Id the cool luxury of Quar-
ry Farm, at Hartford. Conn., he set
himself to weave the fabric of his
He found summer time always his
best period for literary efTort, and on
* hillside Just by the old quarry Mrs
Crane had built for him that spring a
itudy—a little room of windows, some-
what fluggestlve of a pilot house—
overlooking the long sweep of upland
grass and the dreamJlke city below.
Vines were planted that in the course
of time would cover and embower It;
tliere was a tiny fireplace for chilly
lie worked steadily there that sum-
mer. He would go up mornings after
breakfast, remaining until nearly dln-
her time—say, until 5 o'clock or after
•—for It was not his habit to eat lun-
theon.— Albert Bigelow Paine In Har-
WILSON AND MARSHALL
Democratic National Convention
Baltimore Finishes Its Work-
Outline of Proceedings.
TOOK FORTY-SIX BALLOTS
New Jersey's Governor Had 990 Votes
on Final Vote to 84 for Speaker
Vice- Presidency Easy.
How They Voted.
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8ummer House in Oak Tree.
One of the finest and most remark-
able trees in the state Is the mammoth
oak on the estate of William Barber
In the town of Exeter. Tke tree Is
about eighteen feet In circumference
at the base and fire great branches
which leave the trunk about twelve
feet above the ground form the sup-
port for a spacious platform which In
times past was used by the owner of
the farm as a summer house.
The lowest of these branches, which
forms the principal support for the
platform, leaves the trunk of the tree
almost at right angles and the> others
form a symmetrical dome which pro-
vides a canopy over a dancing plat-
form which has been built beneath the
tree on the ground.
The great oak formed an ldoal re-
treat for gatherings of relatives and
friends of the owner. It Is located not
far from Beach pond, which a few
jnears ago was a favorite retreat for a
considerable number of summer vis-
itors who made the summer house
among the branches their favorite ren-
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report, which was done by a viva voce
Baltimore.—The Democratic Nation-
al convention was called to order by
Norman E. Mack, chairman of the
national committee, at 12:10 p. m.
Tuesday. After prayer by Cardinal
(Jibbons, Chairman Mack announced
the selection of Alton B. Parker of
New York by the committee as tem-
porary chairman of the convention.
William J. Bryan got the floor and
made a fnrty-minute Bpeech demand-
ing recognition for the progressive
element In the party, and named John
W. Kern of Indiana as their candidate
for temporary chairman. Mr. Kern
declined the honor In a speech from
the stage and said that Mr. Bryan
was the logical Tandldate of the pro-
gressives for the position. The role
of delegates by states on temporary
chairman was called and resulted in
a victory for Mr. Parker by 578 to
After the vote was announced Judge
Parker was escorted to the rostrum,
Uoft of this rule such delegation! as
are eleetad under state primary niloa
by congressional districts.
The result of the roll call as an-
nounced showed that the Wilson-
Bryan forces had won the test.
The Wilson delegates began a dem-
onstration. It was short lived, and
Chairman Parker, seizing a mega-
phone. put the question of adopting
the amended report. It was adopted
by a viva voce vote.
The Thursday session of convention
was called to order by Chairman
Parker at 12:43.
As soon as the prayer ended the
minority report of the credentials
committee dealing with the South Da-
kota contests was submitted. It rec-
ommended the seating of the Wilson
delegates. The mention of Wilson in
the report was the signal for a round
of handclapping and rival demonstra-
tions by the Wilson and Clark dele-
After considerable discussion and
much confusion roll was called and
the minority report of credentials
committee was adopted by a vote or
629 to 415. This seats the Wilson
I men began a demonstration that ti-
ceeded that for the Missouri man.
After the stormy all-night session
the first ballot was taken at 7:10 a. m.
Friday and resulted, as follows:
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Dis. of Columbia
Physiology of the Pipe.
M Wattvllle, a Paris scientist and
amateur collector, who possesses the
finest, existing collection of pipes of
all nations, publishes the following cu-
rious set of reflections, which he calls
The Physiology of the Pipe.
"First—While the cigar and cigar-
ette are cosmopolitan, the pipe Is
characteristic of a race.
"Second—The activity of a race ts
1n proportion to the length of the stem
of the pipe.
"Third—The shorter the ptpe the
more laborous the nation.
"Fourth—Inversely the longer the
pipe the lazier the race.
"Fifth—The more frugal the nation
the smaller the pipe it affects.
"Sixth—-On the other hand a large
pipebowl is a sign of a wasteful and
"Seventh—The mind of the race
may be deduced exactly from its way
"Eighth—Tell me what you smoke
and I will tell you what you are."
(luynor got one in the eight, ninth and
James got one in the einht and three
each in the 20th and 25th ballots.
Baltimore. — For president, Gov. I
Wood row Wilson of New Jersey, |
For vice-president, Gov. Thomas R. j
Marshall of Indiana.
This was the ticket completed by ;
the Democratic national convention
at 1:56 o'clock in the morning
The nomination of Gov. Marshall i
for vice president came as a surprise,
for w hen the night of balloting for j
Tea's Conquest of Rom*.
Of all the conquerors that have come
to Home no one has gained such a
complete victory as tea has won In
the Italian capital. Twenty years ago
the Britian and American tourists who
came to Rome were catered to t* tfee
matter of tea In a rather shamefaced
manner In the strangers' quarter near
the Piazza <51 Spagna, and "English tea
Tooms" was the legend to be seen ll*
a few windows hard by Cook £ Sons'
Nowadays the palm lounges of the
Grand and the> Excelslo hotels at tea
time are two of the sights of Rome, for
all Roman society drinks ten abroad la
the afternoons, and there are as many
uniforms at 6 o'clock in the big hotels
as there are at sundown on band days
on the Plncan hill All the big pastry
cooks' shops In the Corso and the oth-
er principal streets now have "Aft**
noon Tea" in gold letter* on their plate
A visit to a pastry cook's counter la
the afternoon has always been an in-
cident In the day of a Roman; but the
present devotion to the teapot Is a
British habit Imported by way wt
JPrance The Sketch.
Strange Freak ef Wtnd.
Of the many freaks played by the
•wind .that of a late date which lifted
the nest of a sitting hen. made fn an
empty cracker box and dexK>slted It.
hen and 13 eggs, on the top of a raral
mail delivery box. a quarter of a mile
away, was the strangest The hen H
the property of Mrs Ida Eriokacfi and
her owner saw the wind take the nest
from the ground, lift It 30 feet in the
air and finally leave It on the mall Sox
undisturbed. The hen has settled
down to her new location and will
left to batch.—Baltimore American
Democratic Nominee for President. ,
vice president began. It seemed that 1
the Bryan-Wilson contingent in the
convention had definitely settled upon
Gov. John E. Burke of North Dakota
A minute later the convention had ;
adjourned sine die. The delegates
worn ami weary, made their way out |
of the big convention hall singing and
happy to be started for home.
The District of Columbia placed
William Jennings Bryan's name in
nomination amid laughter and cheers.
Mr. Bryan took the platform and
was given a great theer.
Mr Bryan said for lfi rears be had
been a "fighting man" and how de-
sired to say u word in the natura of a :
In declining to allow his name to
be considered, Mr. Ifrryan said it was
not with any desire of disparaging the
office. There was no office so low, he
said, that he would not fill it if he felt
his country needed him
After Miles had concluded, A
Mitchell Palmer. Wilson manager,
asked unanimous conRen: that the con
sideration of the vice-presidential
nomination be suspended and the re
&ort of the committee on resolutions
received and acted upon Unanimous
consent was obtained and Senator
Kern, chairman of the resolutions
committee, read the platform.
When the reading concluded Sena
tor Kern moved the adoption of the I
THOMAS R. MARSHALL
Democratic Nominee for Vice-
but before he could make his speech,
accepting the chairmanship, the con-
vention took a recess to eight o'clock.
Only a scattering attendance ap-
peared in the galleries at eight o'clock,
the hour set for convening the night
session of the convention. There
were hundreds of vacant seats In the
delegates' sections. The delegates
who were In their seats gathered in
little groups and a hum of conversa
tion swept the hall. Scattered hand-
claps greeted Chairman Parker as he
made his way up the middle aisle
through the groups of delegates.
Mr. Mack introduced again Judge
Parker, and the temporary chairman
resumed the speech which had been
Judge Parker concluded at 9:111
o'elock and was given a round of ap-
plause. Before the applause had died
away the routine proceedings were
got under way.
There were only a few persons In
the armory at 11:30 o'clock and the
heat that filled the big building gave
promises of a sweltering day.
Floors and galleries decided on
neglige raiment and coats were
stripped off as soon as the delegates
struck the close atmosphere of the
hall. Hundreds of palm leaf fans flut-
tered throughout the building.
Warned by the disorder of the day
before John I. Martin, sergeant-at-
arms, marshaled a squad of policemen
and posted them In the galleries with
orders to eject anyone creating a dis-
The day was given up to a flow ol
oratory, the favorite sons of several
states entertained the convention all
the while waiting for the several
commfttees to report.
The convention adjourned at 2:17
o'clock until 8 o clock.
Wednesday Night's Session.
The Democratic national convention
voted at the night session to abrogate
the unit rule as to all state delegaiont*
except those where the state laws
are mandatory on the subject.
The vote was. as nearly as It could
be found out, 665V6 against the rule,
485 2-3 for it; 33 not voting.
Immediately after the prater Repre-
sentative Covington of Maryland,
chairman of the committee on rules,
was recognized to present the com-
Mr Covington then presented the
majority supplemental report of the
rules committee, making the "unit
rule,** a rule of the convention. As
reported, the nile would make a unit
Instruction by a state convention
binding on a delegation If a majority
of the delegates favoring any particu-
lar candidate. Representative Henry
of Texas presented a minority report
which would except from the opera-
ALTON B. PARKER.
Temporary Chairman of Democratic
delegates in South Dakota. The Illi-
nois and New York delegations voted
solidly for adoption, showing indica-
tion of switch to Wilson.
John Sharp Williams raised a point
of order that the Philippine Islands
are not entitled to representation in
the convention as the islands are not
part of the United States. Point of
order was sustained by the conven-
The report of the committee on per-
manent organization naming Senator
Ol lie James of Kentucky as perma-
I nent chairman was adopted. Senator
j James was given an ovation and pro-
ceeded to address the convention. An
I indirect reference to Bryan caused an
ovation. After Chairman James' ad-
dress the convention adjourned to
8 p. m.
Immediately after the night session
was called to order, Mr. Bryan arose
and sprang a decided surprise by in-
troducing a resolution and asking for
its immediate consideration. Mr.
Bryan read as follows:
"Resolved, That in this crisis in
our party's career, and in our coun-
try's history, this convention sends
greeting to the people of the United
States, and assures them that the
party of Jefferson and of Jackson is
still the champion of popular gov-
ernment and equality before the
law. As proof of our fidelity to the
people, we hereby declare ourselves
opposed to the nomination of any
candidate for president who is the
representative of, or under any obliga-
tions to J. Pierpont Morgan, Thomas
F Ryan, August Belmont, or any
other member of the privilege-hunt-
ing and favor-seeking class; be it
"Resolved, That we demand the
withdrawal from this convention of
Alaska east two votes for William Sul-
Zvr of New York.
east one vote for Bryan.
Italdwln 14 votes from Connecticut, 8
from Vermont: total 22.
Marshall. 3o votes from Indiana; 1
from Ml- higan: total 31.
Two delegates did not vote.
Total votes. 1,088
Necessary for choice. 72514.
When the result of the ballot was
announced the convention adjourned
to 4 p. m.
When the convention reassembled
in the afternoon the balloting was re-
sumed with little change in the vote
for the various candidates. After the
fifth ballot a recess was taken to 9:30
and the balloting continued until 3
o'clock a. m. The first big break
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came on the tenth ballot when New
York threw its 90 votes to Clark. The
announcement started a big demon-
stration among the Clark delegates.
After the eleventh and twelfth ballots
were taken the convention adjourned
to l p. m. Saturday.
any delegate or delegates constitut-
ing or representing the above named
On motion of Mr. Bryan, the rules
were suspended and the resolution
adopted, after eliminating the last
section, by a vote of S89 to 196.
Chairman James then announced
the calling of the roll in the states
for the nomination of candidates for
president and a motion was adopted,
under the gavel, limiting nominating
speeches to 30 minutes and seconding
speeches to five minutes.
After hours of oratory and noisy
demonstrations the names of Oscar
W. Underwood. Champ Clark, Simeon
J. Baldwin and Woodrew Wilson were
before the convenuon.
The nomination of Champ Clark
was followed by a demonstration that
lasted an hour and five minutes
Immediately thereafter the Wilson
Florida 6 7
Iowa 2 6
Louisiana 2 18
New Hampshire 8
New Jersey 4 24
New Mexico 8
New York 90
North Carolina 24
North Dakota 10
Ohio 1 33
Rhode Island 10
South Carolina 18
South Dakota 10
Vermont 8 ,,
Washington 14 ..
West Virginia 16
Alaska 6 ,.
Diqfrlct of Columbia... 6
Porto Rico 6
Total 84 990 12
Two absent In Ohio
Neither Harmon nor Foss received a
vote in the last ballot.
The sessions of Saturday and Mon
day were repetitions of Friday. Bal-
lot after ballot was taken with little
change In tables of the leading ..uii.
dataa. The monotony waa feroka*
Saturday night when Mr. Bryan de-
clared In a ipeeeh from the stage that
he would not support a candidate who
depended on New York's vote for the
nomination*. This created a sensation
and Mr. Clark issued a statement in
reply which was read to the conven-
tion at Monday's session, and caused
much enthusiasm among the Clark
delegates. The balloting continued to
the forty-third on Tuesday before the
final break to Wilson began.
Once more Colonel Martin of Mis-
souri, perpetual sergeant-at-arms for
Democratic conventions, is in his
glory. Nobody can ever hope to equal
the eclat with which Martin held
down his job or which is more to the
point, with more efficiency. This yea*
eVnrntJL ^ voNS^
Colonel Martin had his hands full.
It was hot and the colonel is a pursy
person, who perspires freely. In the
midst of the session it was observed
that the sergeani-at.arms had used
four handkerchiefs mopping his fe-
vered brow. All four were carefully
hung out to dry on the railing that
boxes off Martin from the rest of he
Sergeant-at-Arms Martin searched
the press reservation for a bold
newspaper photographer who created
a diversion Tuesday night in the
middle of Judge Parker's speech. The
snap shot man rigged up his camera
on the desk of one of the secretaries,
about ten feet from the temporary
chairman and then, standing but that
distance away from the speaker, he
suddenly fired a flash. The blinding
glare so startled Parker that he lest
the thread of his discourse. There
was an instant rush of deputies to
find the photographer, but he had
grabbed his camera and fled.
Nebraska Democrats and Republi-
cans fraternized like political friends
Instead of foes, at the convention.
Tickets were freely given the Republi-
cans visiting here at the Nebraska
headquarters. Among the prominent
Republicans getting choice seats are
Former Senator Elmer J. Burkett and
Senator Norris Brown. During ova-
tions to Bryan, Burkett Is one of
those most wildly cheering
The most remarkable thing In con-
nection with the convention was the
fact that no one apparently tried to
counterfeit the admission tickets. The
Chicago convenion visitors were be.
set with sharpers selling spurious
pasteboards and Joke "passes." But
the Democratic admission cards are
the most ornately engraved that have
yet befcn In use at a convention and
police have yet to find any Imitations.
Perched In the gallery among thou-
sands of convention spectators was &
rooster, a real game cock, but despite
his undisputed pedigree he would not
crow. His guardian, who had antici-
pated some fun, grew melancholy as
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the minutes slipped by and resorted
to every method of solicitation but
all to no avail It sat with head down
and his tail drooped, but refused to
A noticeable characteristic of the
Democratic convention was the pre-
dominance of young men among the
delegates Heardlets youth and sack
suits prevailed and "slouch hats,"
long tailed co.i s and siring ties were
to rare that liny attracted attention.
Some of the old timers blame every-
thing that gites wrong on the youtfr
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