The Oriental Progress (Blair, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 22, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ORIENTAL PROGRESS
DENNIS IIKAVKH. KDITUB
AN INDKPBNDENT NEWSPAPER DEVOTKD TO THE INTEREST OP BLAIR AND JACKSON COUNTY
BLAIR, OKLAHOMA. Till KSDAT, JUNK 22, 1910.
VOL 1». NO. 8
TO LEAD THEM
Democrat! Name Their Candi
date* at St Louie Amid
Scenee of Wildest
AVOID THE nHOAV “HOODOO"
Nominations Wsr# Mads Only Fow
Minutes ••for* Midnight on Thur*
day—•rootdont Wllaon at Onco
Notlflod of tho Con*
Bt. Louis.—By strenuous suppression
of oratory and rushing proceedings tho
Ooinocratlc national contention dodged
Friday aa tho day on which It renomi-
nated President Woodrow Wllaon and
Vico Prooldent Thomas Itlley Mar-
Tba superstitious party engineers 1
heat the clock by only a few minutes,
but It was enough to avoid the hoodoo.
Wllaon Namod at 11:82 F. M.
Mr. Wllaon waa nominated by afr
clamstlon at 11:52 p. m. Thursday.
Mr. Marshall was only a trifle be-
hind crossing tho Une at 11:55.
In this lightning sprint Mr. Mar-
shall made a record. Senator Kern
was due for a nominating speech.
Sensing the approaching midnight he
threw his eulogy on the floor and sim-
ply said: “1 renominate Thomaa Riley
Marshall.” Somebody seconded. Some-
body moved to make It by acclamation.
And It was done, the whole Job of
nominating a vice presidential candi-
date taking up Just 180 seconds.
Friday Superstition Averted.
Thus the ancient superstition
sgalnst Friday nominations was avert-
ed, although President Wilson bad
made It known thnt he regards Friday
■s his “lucky day.”
Dramatic scenes attended the nnm-
(ng of the ticket William Jennings
Bryan In an Impassioned pnnygerlc
placed his O. K. upon the president and ;
The Nebraskan, who resigned from
the cabinet was not a delegate to the
convention, but he was called to the
platform by unanimous consent He
lauded Wilson to the skies for keeping
the nation out of war, lauded the Wll-
sod Mexican policy and extolled the
Economic legislation from tariff to cur-
Bryan at times spoke under the
itraln of emotion. It was the first
convention In 20 years In which he has
aot been an active figure, but the ova-
tion and the outbursts that punctuated
his remarks Indicated that he Is still
t powerful force behind the scenes of
the party he once dominated.
Wescott Names Wilson.
The Nebraskan through with his
speech, John W. Wescott of New Jer-
sey placed Mr. Wilson In nomination.
As the time grew short Wescott, cut-
ting short his peroration, shouted:
“I nomlnnte Woodrow Wilson.”
Then followed a great demonstra-
tion that lasted 4C minutes. Delegates
and galleries were roused to a high
pitch of enthusiasm and emotionalism.
They yelled and shouted and paraded
and sang. Some of them wept In an
ecstacy of feeling.
Harmon Seconds Wilson.
Former Governor Judson Harmon of
Ohio, who was a candidate for the
presidential nomination at Baltimore
four years ago, made the first second-
ing speech for President Wilson.
The next was by Gov. H. C. Stuart
Senator Hughes of New Jersey
moved thnt the rules be suspended
and the nomination made by acclama-
tion. The motion was carried with a
The only objection came from Rob-
ert E. Burke of Chicago, the only antl-
WUson delegate In the convention. He
* ahonted “No.”
Senator James declared President
Wilson nominated at 11:52 p. m.
Korn Names Marshall.
Senator John W. Kern of Indiana
then waa recognized. He moved that
the nomination of Vice President Mar-
shall be made by acclamation. No
nominating speech was made.
Vice President Marshall was de-
clared nominated four minutes after
the nomination of President Wilson.
Numerous seconding speeches which
had been prepared were not made.
Former Gov. Martin H. Glynn was
made chatrmnn of the committee to
notify President Wilson of his nomi-
Roger C. Sullivan presented a reso-
lution expressing thanks to former
Governor Glynn. Senator James and
other officers of the convention.
A resolution was adopted giving
■tats committees authority to Oil va-
cancies caused by death or resignation
on ths national committee.
Lowlsf Speech His Shortest.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis of
Illinois was Invited to the platform to
make an addess at 12:12 a. m. ”1 do
not like to Impose upon your time,”
said Senator Lewis. ”1 beg you will
excuse ms and I express my sincere
It was the shortest speech of bis
Senator Hughes reported to the con-
vention that the resolution committee
had failed to complete Its work on
the platform. The convention then
adjourned at 12:32 a. m. until eleven
o’clock Friday morning.
Forty-six minutes of sheer enthu-
siasm and emotion followed the nam-
ing of President Wilson. The minute
Mr. Westcott had yielded to the ad-
jurations of his audience and had spo-
ken the name “Woodrow Wilson," the
galleries and the delegates were on
An Immense oil painting of the presi-
dent was dropped from the gallery
hack of the speakers' stand. It ex-
cited the gathering almost to the point
of frenzy. Georgia bore down the
aisle a banner—“Wilson: Dixie's giff
to the nation.”
The band blared and thumped out
“America” and “Dixie” while the great
pit, a crater of eruptive humanity,
let out Its collective lungs and throats
Lockstep Dance In Hall.
Groups of belated delegates kept
outside by “strong arms” placed on
the gates broke Into the hall and
ties of America as negotiator of peace
“I stand with the Democrats of the
nation to gtvo Woodrow Wilson a
chance to be that man,” shouted
Bryan, In conclusion, and the hall
echoed with cheering.
Details of ths Night Session.
St Louis.—While the convention
was assembling for the night session
to nominate President Wilson It be-
came known the Nebraska delegation
planned to withdraw the vice presi-
dency candidacy of Governor More-
Before the convention was called to
order the Coliseum was so full that
the fire department took charge of the
entrances and permitted no more to
come In. William J. Bryan was
stopped at the door. Senator James
learned of the Nebraskan's plight and
rescued him. Then the Nebraskan got
his usual uproarious reception.
Chairman James rapped the conven-
tion to order.
Rev. W. J. Hardesty, chaplain of
the Missouri senate, offered prayer.
Senator Thompson then moved a
suspension of the rules to permit Mr.
Bryan to speak. When the motion
was put there were some “Noes,” but
the chairman ruled two-thirds had
voted In favor.
Senator James Introduced Mr.
Bryan as “one of the leading citizens
of the world and America’s greatest
In spite of the distracting Influence
of the mob at the doors and the laughs
that rose occasionally when a bedrag-
gled leader finally forced his way Into
the convention hall Mr. Bryan held
Applause was frequent and thunder-
ous. He spoke for forty-five minutes,
finishing at 10:07.
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MRS. WOODROW WILSON.
Joined their voices to the tumult In
lockstep the delegates danced around
A woman bore the California stand-
ard to the platform. Emblems from
other states were grouped around It
while the brilliant lights of the "movie
men” turned the platform Into a
And the singing I
The crowd fairly lifted the roof.
They let out their lungs In national
hymns, “Suwanee River,” “My Old Ken-
tucky Home.” "How Dry I Am" and
that other old political anthem. “Hail,
Hail, the Gang's All Here." Then they
hurst Into “Tipperary” and rendered
It at the top of 1.000 voices. It was
some chant. It was great congrega-
Bryan Lauda Wilson.
Bryan li» his laudation of Wilson
and his policies dwelt on the possiblli-
Glynn Is the Keynoter.
In a hall gay with flags and bunting
and with pictures of party leaders,
past and present, looking down upon
them from medallions around the bal-
cony, the delegates to the Democratic
national convention assembled on
scheduled time Wednesday. The pro-
ceedings were formally started when
William F. McCombs, chairman of the
national committee, ascended the plat-
form and rapped for order. He Incited
the first burst of enthusiasm of the
convention when, In a short address in-
troducing the temporary chairman, he
predicted victory for the party in the
The keynote speech was delivered
by former Gov. Martin H. Glynn of
New York, the temporary chairman.
He was frequently Interrupted by ap-
plause when some point In his speech
stirred the enthusiasm of the dele-
gates. His eulogy of President Wilson
started the biggest demonstration of
the day. Following Governor Glynn’s
speech, committees on credentials, per-
manent organization, rules, and resolu-
tions were announced, and that day's
work was done.
The delegates were a little slow In
assembling for Thursday's session, and
it was almost noon when Temporary
Chairman Glynn called the convention
to order. Permanent Chairman Ollle
James was escorted to the chair and
Introduced. He Immediately launched
Into his address. He lauded the presi-
dent and defended his policies, partic-
ularly In regard to the controversy
with Germany over the submarine
warfare and onr relations with
Mexico. An enthusiastic demonstra-
tion greeted his praise of President
Wilson, which lasted more than twenty
minutes. At the close of Chairman
James' speech the convention took
recess until nine o'clock In the
Before the nominating speeches be-
gan at the evening session the Demo-
STEPS IN CAREER OF
Bern December 28,1*M, Staun-
Went to school Columbia, 8.
C., 1*70. — •
Entered Davidson (N. C.) col-
Entered Princeton, 1*79.
Graduated A. B., 187*.
Entered law school University
of Virginia, 1879.
Began law practloa in Atlanta,
Spoke before tariff commission
favoring freo trade, 1882.
Entered Johns Hopkins uni-
On Bryn Mawr faeulty, 1885.
Received Ph. D., 1886, from
Professor history and political
science, Wesleyan university,
Chair of Jurisprudence,
LL. D. from Lake Forest uni-
versity in 1887; Tulane univer-
sity, 1898; Johns Hopkins, 1901;
Elected president of Prince-
Nominated governor of New
Jersey, November, 1910.
Elected governor of Now Jer-
sey, November, 1910.
Nominated for president of
the United States July 2, 1912.
Elected November, 1912.
Inaugurated March 4, 1913.
Renominated, SL Louis, Juno
crats Indulged In a love feast In which
the advent of harmony In their ranks
was celebrated. The leader of this
demonstration of good will was Wil-
liam Jennings Bryan.
Wilson Praised by Bryan.
Mr. Bryan was cheered enthusi-
astically as he entered the press sec-
tion with Mrs. Bryan shortly after
nine o’clock. A few minutes later,
upon the motion of Senator Thompson
of Kansas, the convention suspended
the rules amid tumultuous good feeling
and Invited Mr. Bryan to the rostrum.
A committee conducted Mr. Bryan
amid wild cheering to the side of
Mr. Bryan launched Into a speech
lauding the administration of the pres-
Following Mr. Bryan’s address the
convention got down to the real busi-
ness for which It had been convened
and the renomlnatlon of President
Wilson and Vice President Marshall
was quickly put through as related
above. The convention took a recess
until eleven o'clock Friday morning,
when the report of the committee on
resolutions was presented and the
platform was adopted with Uttle dis-
cussion and practically no opposition.
Oklahoma Troops Are Ready
Thirteen companies of the state militia hava asaombM at Ibafr
armories to await the official call to mobilize for eorvico on (be Mex-
A message came from the war department at Washington to Oefi
ernor Williams, ordering him to mobilise tba Oklahoma national gtiarf
at Chandler for recruiting and to be In readme** for further call*.
As commander In-cblef of the Oklahoma militia Governor Williams
transmitted the order to Adjutant General Canton and Instructed him
to carry It out.
The unofficial word had already spread and the men were hurry-
ing to the armorte* before official orders arrived. The railroad* began
aaeemblmg equipment at the proper point* at once.
In all the armories there wa* bustling and activity, packing equip-
ment. At Oklahoma City, a number of officers and men were held
in readiness by General Canton to assist In preparing for shipment tba
equipment stored la the adjutant general's department. This constats
of clothing, bedding, taut*, twenty-four escort wagons and between
75.UOO and 100,000 rounds of ammunition. It will require about four-
teen cars to transport these.
duty under the federal
goe sinto effect July 1.
Forces Now at Bordar.
The entire mobile regular army In
the United 8tates, several provisional
regiments of regular coast artillery
serving as infantry and the national
guard of Texas. New Mexico and Ari-
zona. now are on the border or In Mex-
ico. Definite figures have never bean
made public, but it Is understood Gen-
eral Funeton baa above 49,000 regu-
lars and probably 5,000 or moaw
guardsmea, of whom 19,000 regulars
are with General Pershing or its!-
tered along his line of communications
from Namiqulpa, Mexico, to Colombo*,
N. M. • *
1,148 Companies Called. ^ *
By the new orders there will bo
placed at General Funston’s disposal
two major generals and twenty-one
brigadier generals of militia, with
their complete infantry commands,
ff Actual Hostilities Follow “Ultima-! The entire infantry divisions from
PRESIDENT 8UMMON8 TROOP8 TO
THE BORDER FOLLOWING
3.008 REGULARS RELEASED
FOR INVASION OF MEXICO
turn” Delivered to Gen. Pershing,
Forbidding Him To Extend
His Lines East, West
New Yorje and Pennsylvania are called
out, as are fifteen full brigades from
other states. In all eighty-eight regi-
ments. of infantry with thirteen sep-
arate battalions and many separate
companies are affected, giving a total
Washington, D. C.—Virtually the! °f 1,148 comPanles. each of which must
entire mobile strength of the national avo a minimum strength of slxtyflve
men when mustered into the federal
service. The total enlisted force of
guard of all states and the District of
Columbia is ordered mustered into the
federal service by President Wilson.
About one hundred thousand men are
expected to respond to the call. They
will be mobilized immediately for such
service on the Mexican border as later
may be assigned to them.
General Frederick Funston, com-
Handing the border forces, will desig-
nate the time and place for move-
nents of guardsmen to the interna-
tional line as the occasion shall re-
Patrol Work Only.
In announcing the orders, Secretary
Baker said the state forces would be
employed only to guard the border
and that no additional troop move-
ments into Mexico were contemplated.
Simultaneously with the national
infantry, therefore, would b* not less
than 85.000 men. . , "“'v
Less than 500 companies, scattered
throughout the country, will not be
mustered, and the national guard coast
artillery companies have not been
summoned. All of the field artillery,
cavalry, engineer and signal troopa
will be employed, as will many of the
hospitals and ambulance
companies. The war department has
on hand ample equipment and cloth-
ing to outfit and maintain this force
The call applies to seventy-nine bat-
teries of field artillery, ninety-nine
troops of cavalry and one New York
cavalry machine gun troop; twenty-
five engineer companies and twenty-
nine signal companies, all with full
:oasts to safeguard American lives.
No New Advices.
At the war, navy and state depart-
was stated that no new ad-
-TOM” TAGGART PROVES TO
BE CONVENTION RESCUER.
St Louis.—Senator “Tom" Taggart,
Indiana’s popular cltlzeo, was one of
the most-sought-after men In the con-
vention. Delegates who wanted “Just
one more ticket for a friend” went to
Tom; newspaper men wanting favors
of all kinds sought him out; officials
worried about arrangements poured
their troubles Into his ears, and the
marvel of It all Is that none went away
dissatisfied. The Booster solon found
time and means to grant every request,
or. at least, pour enough oil upon the
troubled waters to send his visitors
rices as to the situation in Mexico
had come to precipitate the new or-
Within the last two weeks, however,
tension has been increasing steadily.
The crisis presented by General Car-
ranza’s note demanding the recall of
General Pershing's expeditionary force
has been followed by a virtual ulti-
matum served on the American offl-j
?er by General Trevino, the Mexican!
;ommander in Chihuahua. Trevino
forbid Pershing moving further east,
west or south. To this was added the
possibility that American and Mexi-
can troops had clashed across the bor-
der from San Benito, Texas.
Relief Over Return.
Administration officials made no at-
termt to conceal their relief for the
safe return of Major Anderson's cav-
alry squadron to Brownsville, after
their successful bandit chase. The
troopers crossed in pursuit of bandits
In the face of intimations that they
would be attacked if they did so. Gen-
eral Funston himself reported ♦hat he
anticipated fighting, presumably with
Mobilization of the national guards-
men to support General Funston’s
line will pave the way to the release
of some 30.000 regulars for immediate
service in Mexico in the event of open
guard call. Secretary Daniels of the j equipment already issued to them.
aa\ > department, ordered additional Twenty-six ambulance companies and
*'ar vessels to Mexican waters on both twenty-seven field hospitals also have
been ordered made ready for entrain-
No indication was given at the state
department of the course to be pui*
sued with regard to the reply to Gen
eral Carranza’s note demanding the
withdrawal of the American troops
now in Mexico. It was prepared last
week by Secretary Lansing and is still
in President Wilson’s hands. It hao
been intended to dispatch it to Men
ieo City by special messenger, but rw
cent developments may change this
MEXICAN BANDITS A6AIR
CROSS BORDER UK
San Antonio, Texas.—Luis De La
Rosa made good his threat to raid the
border when 100 of his men attache#
a small detachment of the Fourteenth
American cavalry at San Ignackx
forty miles southeast of Laredo. His
action cost him eight men killed, aevi
eral wounded and many horses and
equipment. The American loss was
three killed and six wounded.
Major Alonzo Grey is using every
man of his little command in a sweep
lng search of the country about Sen
Ignacio for a hot trial. If It is dis-
covered a third “punitive expedition*
will enter Mexico, but at department
headquarters General Funston ^pd
his staff have little hope that Mnjoa
Gray will be able to get Into touch
with the band.
. ..... . . .. „ , The flrst ^ot by the attaching
hostilities with the Carranza govern-1 party was at the corporal of the
ment The guardsmen themselves guard at 2 a. m. Ftor thirty minutes
could not be used beyond the line according to a report made bT Major
without authority of congress and un ; Gray to Oeneral Mann at Laredo and
til they had volunteered for that duty, by him transmitted to General Funs-
as they are called out under the old; ton a brisk engagement ensued. Them
militia law. The new law. which were not more than eighty Americana
would make them available for any (in the camp,
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