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Nomination of Ohioan Amid Stir
ring Scenes in the National
, , Convention.
T BALLOT BRINGS EZ3TJLT
. Platform Is Adopted and Speeches
Are Made in Favor of Otacr
"Favorite Sons. "
William II. Taft. of Ohio , is the nom
inee of the Republican party for Presi
dent of the United States. The nom
ination was made on the first ballot
at the national convention late Thurs
day afternoon. The vote stood as fol
_ i.ill-L * * * l\J.
Knox , OS
Cannon , F S
Fairbanks . .1 40
La Toilette 2."i
Chicago corrcspondencf :
Shortly after Jioon Tuesday Chairman
Harry S. New of the national commit
tee swung the oJHcial gavel , and the
fourteenth Republican national conven
tion was in session. All had been well
oiled for the moving along of the con-
yeution plans , and when the crowds got
Into the Coliseum nothing was wanting
In the way of arrangements. Bishop
iMuldoon offered the prayer opening the
convention , and then Senator Julius C.
Burrows of Michigan was introduced as
Early in the forenoon the crowds
turned their faces Coliseumward. An
hour before the convention was called
to order the terraced sides and galleries
of the big building were tilled with
ticket holders. Usually the scones in
cident to the hour preceding the open
ing of a President-making conclave are
as enthusing as many of the events tak
ing place on the stage after the per
formance has been formally begun.
T.heve are the celebrities to receive
cheering homage as they march into the
hall at the head of State delegations.
There is the seemingly unending con
fusion out in the area where the Pres
ident-makers are moving about before
settling into the reservations for the
respective State delegations. Here's a
United States Senator whose name is
a household word talking to the Gov
ernor of a State who perhaps already
has been "mentioned" as a likely eui-
< 5fdate for White House honors "next
time. " There they art > , as you look
down from your seat -on terrace or in
gallery , "conservatives" and "radicals"
patriot and self-soeker , demagogue or
.Statesman according to the standpoint
of the faction to which you belong. No-
.Tvhere can they be seen all together in
animated mixture except every four
years at the national party convention.
The streets reflected the nation. On
ry corner gamins hawked the papers
of the principal cities , In their cries go
ing over the principal places of a great
republic. The people who streamed up
and down the thoroughfares wore
badges which indicated that every com
monwealth from torrid Texas on these
so i to the States which border the
CuSdian provinces on the north , from
New England on the east to the coast
States of the West , was represented
adequately not only by the ubiquitous
delegates hut by correspondents and vis
itors as well. t
Shortly after 11 o'clock It was as if
a floodgate had been opened , for
streams of people poured Into the great
Coliseum at every door aud scrambled
for their places. At the outside en
trances the doorkeepers would have
been swamped except for the aid of po
lice. who insisted that everyone find
their proper entrance. By 12 o'clock
the floor was a black sea of humanity ,
while Michigan and Wabash avenues
were crowded with overflows of people
anxious to hear the shouting and wit-
r.ess the entrance of celebrants.
In the crowded human hive which
had been made of the Coliseum , the
fall of National Chairman Harry New's
gavel was greeted with a roar which
drowned all further efforts of the chair
man for several minutes. Every seat
in the floor and galleries was occupied ,
while on the stand occupied by the
chairman were men whose names are
among the greatest which a great party
possesses. Many of the delegates had
been in their seats for an hour or more
and there was , accordingly , little delay
in the opening.
an Inrprc.ssivo One.
It was a wonderful and impressive
scene , this great body of SSO ) delegates
gathered from every part of the coun
try and its' remote possessions , calmly
fetilfd down to carry out the wishes
of .the parry they represent and nomi
nate a candidate for the highest oflice
the people can give.
President Roosevelt got applause
when Chairman New spoke first in an
nouncing that the time had arrived to
take up the business of the convention.
The chairman declared the countrj- had
just ended "twelve years of the most
brilliant administration in the world. "
John R. Malloy , temporary secretary ,
who has a powerful voice , read the
call for the convention , and then Chair
man New announced that the national
committee had recommended Julius C.
Burrows , of Michigan , for temporary
chairman. Senator Burrows was warm
ly received as he stepped to the front
of the platform. lie bowed his ac
knowledgments and began his ' 'key
From the time the gathering was
called to order until Senator Burrows
concluded his 15,000-word "keynote"
speech , the interest and attention of
tiie 12,000 persons in the hall seldom
.lagged. Parts of the Michigan sen
ator's address were wildly cheered , par
ticularly his mention of Theodore
Roosevelt , and later on his declaration
on the anti-injunction question. Still
more cheers greeted the "keynote"
declaration that any tariff revision
"would not put out the fires of any
American industry. "
Senator Burrows spoke for nu hour
and eight minutes and concluded amid
hearty applause. Then the band , which
hnd been kept out of the proceedings
for longer than an hour , had its inn
Uproarous applause broke loose
among the Southern delegates , when the
band played "Dixie. " This was follow
ed by a shout that filled the big ball
and it gradually began to look like a
national convention. When in its med
ley the band struck up "America , " the
delegates and visitors stood en masse ,
waving flags and giving a mighty shout.
The secretary read the list of tem
porary officers , -which was confirmed ,
following which the membership of the
several committees , chosen by the State
delegations , was announced. Then , on
motion of a New York delegate , the
rules of the last Republican national
convention were adopted for the con
trol of the gathering. The convention
then adjourned until Wednesday noon.
The convention was called to order
at 12:20 : p. in. Senator Fulton , of
Oregon , announced that the credentials
committee , of which he was chairman ,
would not have its report ready for one
After Senator Burrows , as temporary
chairman of the convention , called the
delegates to order he introduced the
chaplain of the day , the Rev. William
O. Waters , of Chicago , -who offered the
invocation , closing - with the Lord's
prayer. The delegates and the visitors
joined the minister.
Chairman Burrows interrupted the
regular order of business long enough
to introduce to the convention Henry
Baker , of Minnesota , and James D.
Conner , of Indiana , two gray-haired
veterans of the party who were dele
gates to the first Republican convention
in 1S5G. Messrs. Baker and Conner
were greeted with continuing rounds of
applause as they stepped to the front
of the platform and bowed their ac
On motion of Mr. Warren , of Michi
gan , the convention invited to a place
0:1 the platform A. G. Proctor , of St.
Joseph. Mich. , who was a delegate to
the Lincoln convention in Chicago
forty-eight years ago.
Parade of lilareliin ClultH.
It was next announced that while
waiting for the report of the committee
on credentials there would be a parade
THE PLATTOBM AT A GLANCE.
ROOSEVELT The abuse of wealth , the
tyranny of power , and the evils of privilege
and favoritism have been put to seorn by
his simple , manly virtues of Justico-r.ntl fair
play. We pledge a continuance of the
ANTI-INJUNCTION The Pa-publican
party will uphold the authority of the
courts , but believes the rules of procedure
in Federal courts with respect to injunc
tions should be more accurately deliued by
statute , and that no Injunction should be
Issued without notice.
LABOR The same wise policy * * *
will bo pursued in even- legitimate direc
tion within Federal authority to lighten
the burdens and Increase the happiness and
advancement of all who toll.
TIPE TARIFF The Republican party de
clares for a revision of tariff by a special
session of Congress immediately following
the Inauguration of the next President. We
favor the establishment of maximum and
minimum rates to be administered by the
MONEY An expanding commerce * * *
and insreasing crop movements disclose the
need of a more elastic and adaptable sys
TRUSTS The Federal Government
should have greater supervision and con
trol over corporations engaged in Interstate
commerce having the power to create mon
INLAND WATERWAYS We call for n
large and comprehensive plan. Just to all
portions of the country , to Improve the wa
terways , harbors , and great lakes.
ARiTY AND NAVY While the American
people do not desire and will not provoke
a war with any other country , we never
theless declare onr devotion to a policy
which will keep this republic ready at all
times to defencl fifcr traditional doctrines.
GOOD ROADS W p rove the efforts of
the Agricultural Department to m.ike clear
to the public the best methods of good road
NEGROES We demand equal jnsdce for
all men without regard to race or color , and
condemn all devices for the dlsfranchlso-
ment of the negro.
REPUBLICAN POLICY The difference
between democracy and republicanism is
that one stands for vacillation and timid
ity in government , the other for strength
and purpose. Democracy would have th < >
nation own the poople. while republicanism
would have the peopie own the nation.
tions , was then recognized and began
to read the platform which that body
had agreed upon after a long and bitter
fight. As the Senator read the doctrine
settled upon by the Resolutions Com
mittee he raised frequent applause by
the laudation of President Uoosevelt.
The platform was adopted after a
three hours' debate and without a halt
the convention swept on to the nomina
tion of a presidential candidate. Tired ,
scorched , hungry and restless , the spec
tators sat through the nominating
speeches. Sweltering under the great
roof of the Coliseum the crowd of 15- ,
000 grew light-headed from the heat
and became so lost to control while
Gov. Ilanly of Indiana -was nominating
Charles Warren Fairbanks , that Chair
man Lodge had to threaten that the po
lice would clear the galleries.
On the call of States , Illinois was
the first to be reached , having a "fav
orite son" Representative H. S. Bou-
tell presented the name of Joseph G.
Cannon , Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives. Then Yice President
Fairbanks and Governor Hughes were
presented. Congressman Burton , of
Ohio , took the platform at 2:20 o'clock
and placed the name of William How
ard Taft before the convention , and
afterward the claims of Senator Knox
and Senator La Follette were offered.
The nomination of Taft was made
amid wild enthusiasm. The great - building
ing rang with shouts as Ohio placed
her favorite son in nomination , and
even greater applause marked the be
ginning of the vote. On the ouly ballot
taken he received 702 votes out of 9TS
cast , two delegates out of the 9SO mak
ing up the convention. The nomination
was made unanimous on motion of Gen.
Stewart L. Woodford of Xew York ,
seconded by the delegation chairmen of
all the other favorite son States.
New York Congressman Wins
' Honor of Having Second Place
on the Ticket.
ALSO CHOSEN ON FIRST BALLOT
Hepublican Convention , After Pour
Days , Completes Its Work
Chicago correspondence :
Congressman James S. Sherman of
Xew York was nominated for Vice
President by th Republican nutioi.al
convention at tlic Friday morning ses
sion. Timothy Woodruff of New York
made the nominating speech , and "Un
cle Joe" Cannon , Speaker of the Na
tional House , sqcuiuit'd the Sherman
Delegates and spectators , tired after
the strenuous efforts of the previous
day , at the Republican national con
vention , were slow in assembling Fri
day morning , and when Chairman
Ilonry Cabot Lodge rapped the conven
tion to order for the start on the fourth
day's session lie faced hundreds of va
cant chairs in the galleries and not a
few delegate ? were absent.
When the delegates entered the Coli
seum to name a running mute to Secre
tary William II. Taft it was practical
ly settled that. Congressman James S.
\VII/L/IAM H . TAFT
JAMES S. SHERMAN
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through the hall of visiting and local
marching clubs. As the uniformed
marchersx swept through the hall en
thusiasm broke loose. When the band
played "The Star-Spangled Banner"
every man , woman and child jumped
up. Cheers shook the roof of the big
The credentials committee of the con
vention , in an all-night session , had
disposed of all the contests , and in
every case upheld the decision of the
national committee. The work of the
committee aroused considerable bitter
ness , with the result that threats of
a minority report were made. Mayor
Charles A. Bookwalter , of Indianapo
lis , was the champion of the "allies"
and was outspoken in his charges of
"gag rule , " declaring the committee
railroaded the contests and denied the
minority a fair hearing. With a chorus
of "Yeas" and many "Nays" the report
of the credentials committee , seating
the contested delegates in the same
manner as the national committee
ruled , was adopted by the convention.
The committee on permanent organ
ization next made its report , which was
adopted and Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge , of Massachusetts , was .intro
duced as permanent chairman. He was
given a rousing greeting and at once
plunged Into his speech.
The convention was called to order
by Chairman Henry Cabot Lodge short
ly after 10 o'clock and opened with an
invocation by Rev. John Wesley Hill ,
af Metropolitan Temple , New York.
Senator Albert J. Hopkins of Illinois ,
chairman of the Committee on. Resolu-
Sherman of Xew York would get the
nomination for the Vice Presidency.
C < iferencs extending far into the
night had made apparently appreciable
progress toward clearing up the situa
tion. Xew York State , in a caucus ,
had suddenly dropped its waiting atti
tude , buried the differences which had
kept the Empire State from being
much of a factor in the convention ,
and pressed to the forefront of the vice
presidency situation with its solid
strength of seventy-eight votes behind
With the elimination of Senator Dol-
llver and Governor Cummins , of Iowa ,
assurances of support for Sherman by
several other States and general real
ization of the pivotal value of Xew
York's thirty-nine electoral votes gave
this move on the part of Xew York
an importance instantly recognized by
all the leaders.
When the convention opened there
was evident desire on the part of both
delegates and ollicers to rush through
the task remaining of nominating a
Yice President , reading off the names
of committees to notify the two nomi-
ness and adjournment. Sherman was
nominated and chosen on the first bal
lot , and the fourteenth Republican Na
tional convention , after a session of
four days- had completed its work.
Tlu convention adjourned shortly be
fore noon , and amid wild enthusiasm
the vast crowds broke from the flag-
decorated Coliseum and scattered to the
four quarters of the country. Breaking
camp at the hotels , delegates , alternates
and their families beat a hasty retreat-
to trains for home.
"c f > S ) $ & 'J-&tyii$0
i > 3 % iw2
3.T.S1 Wat Tyler slain at Smitlifiold.
l ( i . ? \V\y York City incorporated.
> William B. Ogdcu. first Mayor o
Ohicairo. born in Walton , N. Y. Died
in Now York City Aug. : ; , 1ST7.
i French under Marshal Ney engaged -
gaged the allies in battle at Qnatre-
Bras. Bolgiuii ) , two days before the
Battle of Waterloo.
18-11 rooting of the First I'nitod ttir-
liamoiit at Kingston. Ontario.
1S.11 The famous Marble Arch rnovc < l
from in front of Buckingham palace.
London , to its present Iocat : n in
! So4 I'nited 'States ' warships boinlmrded
Groytown in retaliation far insult to
rho American consul. . . . Wom-ster , .
Ma. s. . almost destrojod by lir > .
ISU-'S Gon. Banks repulsed in the o.s ault
on Port Hudson.
1SM House of Representative r 'i > enled
the fugitive slave law. . . . Knry o
Maximilian and Carlotta into Mex
1S ( > S Mt. Conis railroad through tha
ISO ! ) Dr. Livingstone , the African ex-
ploro.r. reached tiho Congo river.
1S7 ( > Hayes aurl Wheeler nomin.itod by
tlio Republican national con\i-rfion.
ISOA new Canadian ministry formed
by Premier Abbott.
! SOj President Cleveland issno * ! . ' y > roc-
lamntiou against Cul > ait fittbusr-rs.
1SOS Behring sea award pnid I-'s.-pIi
Lei tor's attonipt to corner tinfi.iit
market collapsed IIouso of Ri pre-
sentatix'i-s pjuss-otl joint regolut ion fen
annotation of Hawaii.
1UO1 Xan Patterson indirfcod for lie al
leged murder of "drsar" Young ia
UX.j AKsassmation of Premier Ii iyanms
ItX > President Roosevelt si-mod ! " Ok
lahoma and Arizona : , Li. > < ' Us.
3907 The second" poneoonf' : at
The Hac'io ojM-nod. . . ? Iayor ' aitz
of San Francisco found z\\\\ \ \ u ex
| Abe Attell has signed up wiMi Jack
j Gloason for a twentyroundbnrr.r Vvith
Owen Monui in Saa Francisco for Au
Ilamline defeated North Dakota uni
versity by a total score of Si to : ' , ( ' , . The
records inado wore unusually good in all
The St. Paul Driving Club has opr-m'd
the season and rscos will bo held every
Wednesday afternoon until the nu-lulc of
At Louisville. The Minks , carrying 11G
. mile and onositnth
pound * . a - : - ?
an 1 : ! . ' * 4- . . which equals the track rec
ord at Churchill Downs.
Touronno , with Mrsgrave up and b rk
cd from 12 to 1 to 0 to 1 at tin * close ,
easily won the Cosmopolitan Hancvcs-p ,
11-10 miles , at Bdmoni , Park.
liaruoy Oldficld Iins made his la.t r.u-
toniobilo race , so he says. ( . ' " " . ' I 2 as
obtained employment as a char Tour for
II.Y. . Whipple , an Ando.r. . Mass. ,
Jockey Y. Powers is the leauing riilea
at the iJowns this spring. Ho has piloted
11) winners across the wire , was placed
it timns and landed U of his mounts iu
Charges that Huff , the crack Grianell
sq > rinter , is a professional and lias com
peted for money in foot races will ba
made to the authorities at Grinuell bj
the University of Illinois.
The story that lc.io American Baseball
Association will invade Chicago and east-
em cities n xt year has been revived. It
m said that St. Paul. Minneapolis and
r Isas City will lose their teams.
The fastest wrestHnsr iutch ever see
on a mat in iHiluth occurred when Young
Miller , the St. Paul weltenveiaht. wres
tled two txnd one-half hours with Otto
Sutter of Cleveland without a fall.
James T. Shottkard. left fielder of the
Chit-ago National League baseball tfim ,
was seriously injured when a bottle ot
ammonia exploded before his face. His
left eye may be permanently bliudod.
Sir Thomas Lipton declares that he
will never a train challenge for fhe Amer
ica's cap unless the Xo\v York Y.u-'it Club
alters its rules so that ho can bring a
serviceable sea boat across the Atlantic.
James Y. Chalmers , who was oneoE
the present holilors of the natiiinni bowl
ing chiimpionship in the two-men event ,
ho having won th-at tit'4 vith Harry
Kienas a partuor at Cincinnati last
February , died "n Chicago roeontlv. ;
A i-ank outsider. Si noriotta. owned by
E. Ginistrolli. and quoted in the betting
at 1X > to 1 against , defeated all the Amer
ican. British and French oracks and cap
tured tlio English Derby stakes , valued at
G.)0 ) and the greatest prize of the turf
workl. The Italian hurso simply cantered
home from the hot favorites by two
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