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NEW PROGRESSIVE PARTY NAMES
ITS STANDARD BEARERS.
NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION
No Opposition to Either Candidate
Both Accept and Pledge Qott
Efforts to Coming
President THEO. ROOSEVELT
Vice President. HIRAM W. JOHNSON
Chicago. Singing "Onward, Chris
tian Soldier" and "The Battle Hymn
of the Republic," the delegates to the
first national convention of the pro
gressive party proclaimed Theodore
Roosevelt of Now York as their candi
date for president and Governor Hiram
"W. Johnson of California as their
choice for vlco president.
Marking a new departure In the pro
ceedings of national conventions, the
two candidates were Immediately noti
fied of their' nomination anil in the
unidst of deafening cheers appeared
before the delegates to voice their ac
ceptance and to pledgo their best
efforts to the coming campaign.
For several hours during the after
noon and early evening in the coli
seum the audience had listened to a
'flow of oratory In nominating and
seconding speeches, in which the
dominant noto expressed was the be
lief that victory would como to the
new party In the November elections.
Predictions of Victory.
Raymond Robblns of Illinois pledged
n 100,000 majority for the new party
In Illinois. Clifford PInchot predicted
a 300,000 majority for Theodore
Roosevelt and Governor Johnson In
his homo state, Pennsylvania,
i These statements i were cheered to
the echo. ,
The party formally christened Itself
tho "progressive party," leaving out
the "national," by which It has here
tofore been known, but provision was
mado for tho recognition of "real"
progressives In nny of the states by
whatever namo they should bo locally
designated because of state laws.
Colonel Roosevelt worked with tho
COL. FRANCIS J. HENEY
One of the California Roosevelt
cub-committee In charge ol the plat
form, going over their work and vigor
ously helping to mould tho draft which
at last proved acceptable to him.
The platform did not tako up tho
'In this connection one of the inter
esting seconding speeches of the day
was that of F. R. Gleed of New York,
a negro. Gleed declared that the
negroes had faith in the new party;
faith that It would do all in Its power
to right tho wrongs of the race.
"We stand by the platform," he said.
"Wo stand by Colonel Roosevelt's let
ter; we stand by his speech, nnd as
we stood by him at San Juan hill so
we will stand by you in November and
fight for victory."
Miss Jano Addams of Hull house,
Chicago, was among those who sec
onded Colonel Roosevelt, and she was
enthusiastically greeted. The new
jmrly formally placed Itself on record
as favoring equal suffrage, and further
recognized the Buffragotto movement
by providing for four women members-at-largo
on tho nstlcsai committee,
Colonel's Acceptance 8peech.
Colonel Roosevelt In his speech of
".Mr. Chairman, and men and wo
men, who in this convention represent
the high and honest purpose of the
people of all our country, I como for
ward to thank you from my heart for
the honor you have conferred upon
me and to say that of course I ac
cept. I have been president and I
measure my words when I say I have
seen and known much of life. I bold
It by far the greatest honor nnd tho
greatest opportunity thnt has ever
come to me to bo called by you to the
leadership for tho time being of this
great movoment In the Interests of tho
"And, friends, I wish now to sny how
deeply sensitive I am to the way In
which the nomination has como to me,
and to tell those who proposed and
seconded my nomination thnt I appre
ciate to the full the significance of
having such men and such u woman
put me In nomination.
Kindly Words for Johnson.
"I have a peculiar feeling toward
Governor Johnson. Nearly two years
ago. after tho elections of 1910. whun
what I had striven to accomplish in
New York hnd como to nothing, and
when, my friends, tho enemy, exulted
possibly prematurely over what
had befallen me. Governor Johnson, In
the flush of hlo own triumph just won
out, wrote mo a letter which I shall
hand on to my children und children's
children, bccniiso of whnt the letter
contained, and becauee of the man
who wrote It, a letter of trust nnd be
lief, a letter of ardent championship
from the soldier who was at thnt mo
ment victorious: victorious towards
his comrade who had been struck
down. In Goernor Johnson wo have
n mnn whoso every word In made good
by tho deeds that he has done, tho
man who. as tho head of a great state,
has practically applied In that state for
the benefit of the people of that state
tho principles which we Intend to ap
ply throughout the union as n whole.
We have nominated the only typo of
mnn who ever ought to be nominated
for the Ice presidency.
Says Gratitude Is Great.
"Friends. I havo como hero merely
to thank you from the bottom of my
heart for tho honor you have con
ferred upon me nnd to say that I ap
preciate It exactly as I know you
meant It. For the greatest chance, the
greatest gift that can bo given to any
man Is the opportunity, ir he has the
stuff In him, to do something that
counts In the Interests of tho common
Governor Johneon'o Acceptance.
There waB a prolonged demonstra
tion ns Colonel Roosevelt concluded.
It was renewed when Governor John
son was introduced. He said:
"It Is with the utmost solemnity,
the deepest obligation, that 1 como to
tell you that I havo enlisted for the
war. I enlisted long ago, and I en
listed in that tight that Is your light
now, the light of all tho nation, thank
God. at last. Humanity's light politi
cally all over tho laud.
"Enlisting ns I have In that contest
for humanity that desired government
ally to make men better rather than
to make them richer, there Is no ques
tion, of course, but that of necessity
I must accept any place where I may
be drafted, and that I accept such a
place as you havo accorded me in tho
nation's history today, because again
you are making history in this lnnd;
that I accept It with grateful heart
and with the utmost singleness of pur
pose, to carry out as well as I may the
little that may be my part to do."
Platform Loudly Cheered.
A round of npplauso greeted tho
reading of tho direct primary, initia
tive, referendum nnd recall planks. The
woman suffrage plunk was roundly
cheered. Jury trials In contempt of
court cases and a restriction In the
issuance of Injunctions In labor dis
putes recommended In tho platform
wero received by tho convention with
Tho prohibition of child labor and
tho fixing of a minimum wage scale
for women, which formed another
plank, wero given a hand.
General applause greeted the "In
dustrial commission plank," with rec
ommendation to control Interstate bus
iness corporations modeled after the
Interstate commerco commission.
Lewis concluded the platform at
5:30 and a demonstration was begun.
But Senator 'Beverldge cut it short,
and the platform was adopted without
a dissenting voice. Governor Carey of
Wyoming moved to suspend the rules
and declaro Theodore Roosevelt tho
nominee of the convention for presi
dent. "Does the chair hear a second by
two states?" demanded Boverldgo, and
n roar swept the hall.
"If It did not take so long I would
name all the states as seconding tho
motion," said Oeverldge.
"Thoso in favor of tho motion will
From the floor there arose a rolling
roar of "aye."
A dull silence greeted the ca'll for
"The ayes seem to have It," began
Beverldge, and a cheer interrupted
' Roosevelt by Acclamation.
"Tho ayes havo it," he concluded
when he could bo heard, "And Theo
dora Roosevelt Is declared the nominee
of this convention."
Oevoridge halted an Incipient demon
stration, nnd John M. Parker of Louisi
ana took tho platform to nominate
Governor Hiram Johnson of California
for vlco president.
Parker's speech was brief and when
he concluded a demonstration for
Johnson was begun.
Chairman Oovorldge then ptit the
movement of Judge LJndsey to nom
inate Johnson by acclamation. The
motion Was granted with a roar of
"As permanent chairman of this con
vention," declared Beverldge, "I here
by declare Theodore Roosevelt of New
York to be candidate of this conven
tion for president. andHlrasa Y. John
son of California for vice-president of
the United States."
neverldge ordered tho notification
committee to bring in the candidates.
As Colonel Roosevelt nnd Governor
Johnson took their places, sldo by
side on the platform, a demonstration
broke loose. The delegates leaped to
tholr chairs nnd cheered for Colonel
Roosevelt until ho waved hln hand to
tho crowd, but Johnson stood evident
ly Just n trifle 111 at ease.
Tho demonstration lasted some ten
minutes and when order was restored
Boverldgo Introduced Hocaevolt us the
Johnson Likewise Willing.
When tho checrB that greeted Roose
velt's speech subsided, Beverldgo in
"It Is with the greatest solemnity,"
ho began, "that I come to tell you
that I enlisted for tho war."
A cheer interrupted him. Ho
pledged himself to aid Roosevelt "in
the fight for tho common good," and
"I would rather go down to dofeat
with Theodora Roosevelt than to vic
tory with any other presidential can
When Johnson finished, Beverldge
announced that tho convention would
end Its session by singing tho doxol-
ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE.
Chairman of Convention,
ogy and by listening to the benedic
tion by Rev. James Goodman.
Tho delegates, standing in their
places, Joined in the chanting of tho
old puritan hymn:
"Pralso God from whom all blessings
Praise Him, ye nations here below."
MAPS OUT BIG TA8K.
Roosevelt to Lose No Time In Getting
Chicago. Colonel Roosevelt said
that he would go direct to Oyster Bay,
and will remain there for a few days
before beginning his campaign. His
first engagement is to speak In Rhode
Island noxt Friday. Tho following
day he will address a mass meeting
or New England progressives at Point
of Pines, near Brookllne. On August
22 he will attend the Jubilee of Father
Curran or Wllkesbarro, Pa., who is
known for his work among tho coal
On August 20 tho colonel will go to
Vermont. After a few dnys at home
he will go to St. Paul to speak at the
Minnesota state fair on September 6,
and will then return to take the
stump in Connecticut.
On his return from Connecticut,
Colonel Roosevolt will begin his long
trip. Ho will probnbly depart early In
October on a month's trip which will
take him to the Pacific coast states
and back through the south. It is the
colonel's intention to go into at least
forty states, and he said that with only
about sixty working days for his cam
paign, he would be able to make only
one speech in most states. He said
he will speak only In the larger cities
noth corrupt old pnrty machines tiro
under tho domination of tho plunder
league of professional politicians.
The fundamental concern or the In
terests Is to beat tho new party.
The dlffpionco between Taft nnd
Wilson Is n mere mutter of personal
Wo must devlso methods by which
our government shall become really
We do not impugn tho courts, but
emancipate them from standing In the
wuy or social justice. Tho peoplo
must keep In tholr own hands the
right of Interpreting tholr own con
stitution when their public servants
differ regarding the interpretation.
' Theso propositions aro neither an
archy nor socialism, but a corrective
to socialism and an antidote to an
archy. Our first charge Is to prevent hu
man waste; eliminate the dead weight
of orphanage, depleted craftsmanship,
crippled workers nnd workers suffer
ing from trade diseases, of casual
labor and insecure old age.
Wage scales in all industries should
bo filed as public documents and min
imum wage commissions should be es
tablished in tho states and nation.
We stand for a living wage and hold
that In the continuous industries
eight hours should bo the maximum of
Tho premature employment of chil
dren Is abnormal and should be pro
hibited. So also should the employ
ment of women where they have to
Working women have the same need
to combine for protection as working
men; the ballot is as necessary for
one class as for the other.
The government must co-operate
with tho farmer to make tho farm
Our aim is to control business, not
to strangle It.
The anti-trust law should be kept
and strengthened and a national in
dustrial commission should bo created.
The day of the log rolling tariff
must end through the creation of a
permanent commission of non-partisan
Tho high cost of living will bo
solved through the creation or an In
terstato industrial commission to reg
ulate the big corporations.
The issue or currency is fundament
ally a government function and the
system should have as its basic prin
ciple soundness and elasticity.
Alaska should be developed at once
In the interest of the actual settler.
I hopo wo shall win, but, win or
lose, wo shall not faltor and the move
ment will never stop.
OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION.
List Made Up With Beverldge at
Chicago. Temporary officers of tho
convention as announced follow:
Temporary chairman, Albert J. Bov
General secretary, O. K. Davis,
Washington, D. C.
Chief assistant secretary, Wilson
Assistant secretaries, William Allen
White, Emporia, Kan.; Judson C. Wei
liver, Washington, D. C; John Callnn
O'Laughlln, Chicago; Georgo K, Mil
ler, Detroit; August McSween, Phila
delphia; E. A. Dickson, Is Angeles;
Harry J, Haskell, Kansas City, Mo.;
Edward B. Clark, Chicago; C. P. Con
nolly, New York City; Georgo Odoll,
New York City; Charles . Hart, Spo
Sergeant-at-arms, Col. Chauncel
Dewey of Illinois.
Capt. Granville Fortesque, assistant
Official reporter, Russel O. Leonard.
ROOSEVELT 8 CONFESSION
FAITH IN BRIEF.
Rending dorks, Henry V, Cochctna,
Milwaukee; J, II. Gregory, Jr., Key
Tho Missouri delegation selected
Charles Walker ns chairman, but did
not fill tho committee places.
California delegates by a resolution
dcclaied: "Wo need Governor Johnson
on tho Pacific coast tnoro than they
need him In Washington, as president
of tho senate of the United States."
Tho Callfornlnns named Governor
Johnson ns chairman of tho state del
egation nnd Chester II. Rowell nation
al committeeman. 10. J, Henry wan
put on tho credentials committee, nnd
Chester II. Rowell on tho platform
NEW NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
Nathan Merrlnian of Omaha the Se
lection for Nebraska.
Chicago. The new national com
mittee of the progressive party, which
tnkes the place of tho provlBlonnl com
tnlttfo In ehnrgo up to this time, wns
nnmed by the various stato delega
tions. Tho memburship of tho now
John 1,. Stevens, Iowa.
William Allen White. Kansas.
Nntluui Merrlam, Nebraska.
A. Y. Moore, North Dakota.
It. S. Vossey. South Dakota.
Robert 1). Carey. Wyoming.
Tho committeemen from Illinois,
Now York, I'onnsylvanla nnd Wash
ington havo not yet hocu nnmed.
Miss Alice Carpenter of Boston,
named by the Maschusotts delega
tion ns a momher of the committee on
platform, is snld to bo the tlrst wo
man to llll such u place at a national
political convention. Miss Cnrpontor
lias been active ns a sociological
worker nnd also as a writer.
The committee on credentials In
cludes: Iowa Sam C. Wentcott.
Nebraska .1. L. McHrlon.
South Dakota G. G. McU'lan.
Tho committee on rules named at
the national progressive convention
Includes W. IJ. Clements, Iowa; W. O.
Henry, Nebraska; F. H. Ellermnn,
The Progressive Platform.
The declaration of principles of tho
progressive party declares for tho
maintenance of tho government:
scores the old parties; advocates equal
suffrugc; stands for direct primary law
and upholds the power of tho people to
amend the federal constitution;
pledges tho party to enact laws re
stricting lobbying and to prevent fed
oral appointees from taking part in
It also demands restriction of the
power of tho courts In matters or so
cial welfaro nnd public policy; tho pro
hibition of child labor; minimum wngo
and prohibition of night work for wo
men; tho abolition of convict con
tracts; for nn eight hour day; would
establish department of labor; fosters
development of agricultural credit and
co-operation; pledges itself to Immedi
ate inquiry into high cost of living;
for good roads and Improvement of
waterways; development of Alaskan
resources and self government of thnt
territory; no toll for American vessels
In Panama canal; belief In protective
tariff and for graduated incomo tax;
for just pensions; creation of parcels
post; condemns violation of tho civil
eervlco law and pledges tho party to
enact laws for governmental supervis
ion over fraudulent stock selllmj
GOVERNOR WILSON ACCEPTS IT
WILLING TO BEAR BURDEN AND
PRAYS FOR STRENGTH.
Ollle James of Kentucky Tenders No.
tlflcatlon Appeals to
Seagirt, N. J. Governor Woodrow
Wilson Wednesday unfolded the fabric
of his political beliefs in a speech for
mally accepting tho democratic nom
ination to the presidency. Establish
ing first what he termed his "faith,"
ho Invoked "the rule of right and of
Justice" to politics, proceeding in suc
cession to show Its application to tho
tariff, the anti-trust Question, the res
toration of the merchant marlno, the
development or waterways, the con
servation or national resources, bank
ing reforms and other lsauos of tho
Officially there was a notification
committee of fifty-two, representing
every Btato and territory, and with
them camo eight of tho democratic
governors. Spread over tho green
that stretched away from the gov
ernor's cottanj to the ocoan, however,
was a mixed gathering of Beveral
Notified by Ollle James.
Governor Wilson was notified of his
nomination by Sonator-elect Ollle
James of Kentucky, who emphasized
as ho said, that tho governor had ob
tained tho honor untrammoled by ob
ligations and unembarrassed by felici
tations of any kind. Though tho gov
ernor spoke In acceptance to tho fifty
two members of tho committee, tho
speech sounding his political philos
ophy was heard by a great throng.
The governor read from his manu
script. The platform, he said, was
not a program, but a practical docu
ment Intended to show "that we know
what the nation is thinking about and
what It is most concerned about."
Appeal to Trust of People.
The people, he added, wero about
to be asked not particularly to adopt
a platform, but to entrust the demo
cratic party with "office and power
and guidance of their affairs," and
their desire now was to know what
"translation of action and policy ha
Intends to give the general terms of
the nlatfona. should he be elected."
FOR SAFETY TO THE DRIVER
Mirrors Installed on Streets of English
Towns Have Proved of Material
Mirrors nt street corners to provide
for tho drivers of vehicles n view of,
tho cross streets havo been Installed,
In nt loast two towns In England. In
Folknstono thero Is nn acute angle)
street crossing whore ono corner 1st
built up closo to tho curb. On this
corner Is placed n 24x24 Inch mlrrorj
supported on gas pipe standards at
such nu anglo that drivers of vehicles
coming toward tho built-up corner
from either of the two opposite streets,
can soc up tho streets nt right nn
gles to their path.
Tho engineer In charge states that'
owing to tho impossibility of motor
lsts seeing nny ono-comlng traffic sev
crnl nccldcnts nnd narrow escaped
have occurred at thnt point. Slnco
tho mirror has boon fixed ho haB noC
heard of anything approaching an acf
cldent. Tho damp, mist, rnln or frost?
havo no 111 effect on tho mirror,
which Is occasionally cleaned by m
passing lamplighter when cleaning hist
At MnlmcBburg, In Wiltshire, a mIN
ror flvo by eight feet In size, support
oil on standards so that its top Is If
feat abovo tho street, occupies an an
gulnr position at tho npox of n closed)
rlght-unglo curve, Tho engineer Irs
chnrgo sayB: "Tho mirror require
scarcoly nny cleaning; only a wipe)
over onco In about thrco months."
Expect Big Sale of Red Cross Seals.
The campaign for selling Red Cross
seals this year will bo carried on In!
practlci.il)- every state nnd territory In!
tho United StateB, and even In Porto)
Rico, the Canal Zono, Hawaii and Phllj
ipplno Islands, No less than 100,000)
volunteer ngents, Including depart:
mcut, drug and othor kinds of stores;
motion pictures, theators, Individuals!
and others, will be engaged In thw
work. Reforo tho salo Is completed!
It is expected that at least 100.000.000i
seals will have been printed and die
trlhutcd, besides sovornl million post)
crs, display cards nnd other forms of
Badly Frightened Fish.
"It was uovor so known before,"
says Rankin Dunfrc, a local angler!
who wasn't angling on tho occasion In
point. "I was crossing the bridge near;
home, swinging my lantorn, for thej
night was dark. I heard a groatj
splash, got down on the bank with;
my lantern to see tho cause, and loj
and behold, a 10-Inch fish lay flounder)
Ing In the weeds. Tho lantern must;
have scared him out of tho water i
don't you think?" Philadelphia Rec
"What aro- theso cups for?" asked a
well-dressed man of a Jeweler, point
ing to somo lovely silver cups on the
"These aro race cups to be given aa
"K that's so, supposo you and I race
for one?" And tho stranger, with the
cup in his hand, started, the Jeweler
after him. The stranger won tho cup,
"Your friend is very partlculat
about conformity In all things, Isn't
"Yes, Indeed. Whon he went on hi
last spree the family were In moura
ing and he saw only black snakes."
Out of Reach.
Townley How's the now cook get
Subbubs? I don't know. She didn't1
leave her address. Boston Trao
The kind .of reform most needed I
the kind that will not go a thousand
miles away from home (to begin work'
HOW MANY OF US
Fall to Select Food Nature Demand
to Ward Off Ailment?
A Ky. lady, speaking about food,
says: "I was accustomed to eating
all klndB of ordinary food untlJ, for
some reason, Indigestion and nervous)
prostration set in.
"After I had run down seriously
my attention was called to the neces-'
slty of somo change In my diet, and;
I discontinued my ordinary breakfast
and began using Grape-Nuts with su
good quantity of rich cream.
"In a few days my condition!
changed In a remarkable way, and I
began to have a strength that I had
never been possessed of before, a
vigor of body and a poise of mind that
amazed me. It was entirely new la!
my experience. '
"My former attacks of Indigestion,
had been accompanied by heat flashes;
and many times my condition was dlsJ
tresslng with blind spells of dizziness,
rush of blood to the head and neural
gle pains In the chest. ,
"Since using Grape-Nuts alone for
breakfast I have been free from these
troubles, except at times when I have
Indulged In rich, greasy foods in quaa.
tlty, then I would bo warned by a
pain under the left shoulder blade, and
unless I heeded the warning the old,
trouble would come back, but when I
finally got to know where theso trou
bles originated I returned to my Grape
Nuts and cream and the pain and dis
turbance left very quickly,
"I am now In prime health as a
result of my use of Grape-Nuts." Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
"There's a reason," and It li ex
plained In the little book, "The Road
to Wellvllle," In pkgs.
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