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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
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NUKHU.K NKHI\SK\ ; .MAI : in. i ms
StCPtCIARY OF WAR IS NAMLt
ON THE FIRST BALLOT.
SHORTLY BEFORE 6 O'CLOCK
1j 1 j
onminnttng Speeches Took Up MOB
j Of the Afternoon War Secretary I
1 Made the Candidate for Preslden
1 By Republican Party.
CHICAGO , JUNE 18. Wllllaii
How Jill Taft was nominated for pres
dent of th United States by the re
publican national convention In th
Coliseum shortlybefore D o'clock ' thl
nfternoon. r ,
The nomination cnme on the
Tnft's vote was 097. Necessary t
Taft onlhuslasm In the conventloi
burst foith after the secretur ) of vva
had lii-eii placed In nomination b ;
CongieHsniun Button. A ihmoustni
tlon bloke loose , lasting tvvc nt.v-thre' '
inlnutob helore quiet could be ro
Delegations Ironi man ) btates go
up and paraded about the Coliseum
yelling lor Tall. Bands phied. ) Pat :
deniomlum leigned Nebraska dek
gates were iu the procession , hhoul
lug for the Ohlui'StateMiian
TAFT HEREJME 18 , 1907
A Year Ago Todny War Secretar ;
Spoke in Norfolk.
.liibt a ) onr ago this afternoon \\'ill
lam H. Tatt of Ohio , then ab now- bee
rotarv of war , was bpeaking li
Not folk. Ills speech in Not foil ; niarkoi
the opening of the Taft campaign it
Nebraska. It was the first addres
that Taft made in the state
At the moment that Congressmai
Bui ton was placing his name liefon
the national convention Secretar :
Taft a VUH- ago was speeding towaul
Norfolk on the Black Hills pasben e
from the west , running nearl ) thre. .
hours behind schedule
Among those \viio \ met Mr. Taft 01
this trip for the litst time v.as W. N
Huso , editor ot Tin News. By invl
tatloii Mr. I lust1 joined the pu.u > a
Meadow drove. It Is something of :
coincidence too that the editor of Thi
News , later elected a delegate to tin
national convention , should on tin
anniversary of Taft's visit to Norfoll
60 In Chicago supporting Taft In thi
Mr. Tatt delivered his Norfolk ad
dress from a cab drawn up near tin
main line station of the Northwestern
THE NOMINATING SPEECHES
Many Seconding Speeches , Includini
Burkett's , Abandoned.
Chicago , June li > The act of plac
ing in nomination a republican can
cliclatu for the piesidenc ) began a
12:15 : o'clock this afternoon.
"Undo Joe" Cannon was the lirs
man placed beloro the convention ,
when Illinois was. reached In the rol
call. Alter Cannon came Fairbanks
then Hughes and after Hughes came
the name of William H. Taft of Ohio
After Tatt came Foraker , Knox am
then l i Follette.
There were brief econdiut
speeches. Many becouding spoeche :
were abandoned , including that o
Senator Burkett of Nebraska , vvhu
was to second Tntt'b nomination.
Boutell Presents Cannon's Name.
Representative Henry Shermar
Route ! ' of Illinois , in nominatini : Jo
8pph 0 Can tun of I'.linots for presi
dent , said in [ art
"Mr Pre-uKi.r ml Member's of the
Fourteenth Republican National Con
Tontlon : "In the name of half a ccn
tury of Republican triumphs , Illlnoii
salutes you and Chicago bids you wel
eome , to prepare for still further trl
umpba. Today Illinois once mori
Temperature lor Twenty four Hours
Foiccnst for Nebraska.
Condition of tinwtiiil r n rocoril
i' ( | fur tin- twenty four hours oiidliiK
lit s a in today
Maximum 7 > !
AvcraKo , ( J1 !
Haromeler 20.i - (
Chicago , June IS.Tt.0 bulletin Is
sued by tlu > Chicago tallon of the
t'nited States vveathei bureau gives
tlic foiccast for Ni'biie-1.0. na follows :
Patli.v cloudv loi'Uht with probablj
slmvveih ami ciidlu i , * i portion. Frl
daj generally fall wim cooler oasl
offers to the party of Lincoln nnd
Grnnt n lender und r whom defeat
will bo Impossible nnd victory will be
fomplete and glorious ull along the
line Mr President and gentlemen
cf the cpuvtntlon , I nominate as the
Republican candidate for President of
the fulled St.itcb , the opraker of the
lnusp of repreaentat'u'S ' , who cost his
'rst vole for Lincoln , entered congress
1 < ler drnnt and rrown d n generation
" -ervli e as HOO PV ' ( ' strongest
"o , navest ally , Josep1. G Cannon of
% * * ily Nominates Fairbanks.
SAjvetnor Hanly of Indiana , In plac
ing In nomination foi tl.e presidency
Charles Wnrien Fan bankssaid in part :
"Indiana , without who e vote no
man save one has been elected to the
presidency in lllty yinis. and he amid
CNcltement and danger and by the ex-
traordinai ) , if not uiu ont-tltutloual ,
process of n joint high commission
created by act of congress Indiana
appeals to > ou not alone in behalf of
the gllteil , ti Iril nnd ti listed son whom
she presents lor > our cotisicleiation.
VICI2 1'UESIDENT FAIRBANKS ,
but In her own behalf , in behalf of
the party whote fortunes she has long
and faithfully followed , in behalf of
the country itself the country of
which she is an Important Integral
part. She appeals to you for thought
ful , considerate deliberation belore
you put the seal of your approval upon
the candidacy of any man. Indiana
calls to all. the north , the south the
east , the west She offers you no
ci > stery , no unknown , untried states
man. Twice she herself has given him
high commission and each time at Its
expiration she found her commission
unstained. The people of the nation
have once commissioned him. Indeed ,
he now holds their commission. Hero
in this hall , four years ago , the party
put the seal of approval upon him
"Mr. Chairman , for these reasons
reasons which seem to her to be co
gent and abiding Indiana nomi
nates the Hon. Charles Warren Fair
banks for president of the United
Woodford Names Hughes.
Timothy Woodford of New York
made a speech placing before Uio
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convention the name of Governor
rhnrh-s 10 Hughe - , , f the empire
Burton Presents Taft'o Name ,
Representative Theodore E. Burton
of Ohio , iu phu Ing In nomination for
the presidency William II. Tan , said :
"Again Ohio presents .1 candidate
to the Republican national convention.
Wo welcome the friendly rivalry of
candidates from other states. Each
of those presents a leader among lead-
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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT.
era whose achievements and renown
arc not confined to the narrow limits
of a single commonwealth. Today
with fervid earnestness we wage a
contest for the prize. Tomorrow ,
united for the fray and quickened by a
common fiery zeal , the champions of
all the candidates will go forth with
mounting enthusiasm to vanquish the
foo. The most perplexing questions
TIIEODOKE E. BUUTON.
of todaj arise from the bountiful de
velopment of our material wealth.
S'Uh ' a development cannot occur
without the creation of inequalities
and clangors to the social fabric. I
mo t btrenuously deny that the Ameri
can bublness man or the American
i itizen cherishes lower standards than
the eiti/eiib of any other country. Thu
American people are by no means de
praved. But by reason of their busy
absorption in varied pursuits and of
the glamour which attends success _ In
great undertakings questionable meth
ods have been able to Ingrntt them
selves upon the bublness of the coun
try. Rich rewards have too frequent
ly been gained by some who are nona
too scrupulous. Monopoly , dishon
esty and fraud have assumed a promi
nence which calls for the attention
and condemnation ot every man who
truly loves the n public.
"Againbt ull tile-so abuses and In the
work for restoring old Ideals of hon-
oity and eauality as well as ( or higher
standards of civic duty one man has
stood pre-eminent , and that man is
Theodore Kooaevelt. Agam.st corrup
tion In every lorm he has bet his lace
with grim determination , prompt and
tearlebb In action and with that intel
ligent leadeiship which hat > assured
thu establishment ot a better era in
which the strong and the weak alike
mubt submit themselves to the Impar
tial execution of the law. There was
need of a btrong , courageous spirit to
restrain those destructive forces
which have asserted themselves In this
time ot growth and plenty. The btory
of his achievements will make up ono
of the 'irlghtebt ' pages iu thu history
of this or any age and will prove that
today , as In any critical hour of so
cial unrest or ot danger , the man will
appear who can grapple with the
"Who so fit to take up the tasks
which thlb wondrous generation clt-
mands should be wisely and impar
tially performed as his great war sec
retary ? Since the day when , in Ben
jamin Haiiison's administration , those
two first met the one as solicitoi
general , the other as a mumbur ot the
nvil bervice commission they have
been bound together by llko ideals and
alms , by close ties ot friendship and
b > the exchange ol mutual counsel ,
each with his own Individuality and
characteristics keeping constantly in
view thu ennobling viblon ot a better
and a greater America. They hava
not been satislled that the temple of
piosperlty should be decked alone by
the jewels of thu fortunate and the
opulent , but have insisted that it
should still moro abound in trophies
which eomniomorato the ontorteinent
of even handed justice and the mum
tenancu ot that equal opportunity
which spreads hope and blessing even
to the humblubt home. Since the da >
when , less than thlity years of ago ,
Mr. Taft denounced with burning
words a member of his protesslon who
had been guilty of rtagiantlyUlous
practices and had demoralized thu
community ho has over been assouut
crt with the cause ot true reform
with that relorm which will not con
tent Itselt with academic dissertation
or hollow words He has beun Im
bued with the spirit of action His ad
vocacy of sounder conditions La nev
er arlsoii from a deulro for the ex
ploltatlon of himself it has always
teen based upon unswerving Intocrltr
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and the courage to speak the truth as
he understands It on all occasions ,
no matter how Inlluentlal or powerful
the evils which he may attack
"No one has ever yet assumed the
presidential chair who had received a
more Ideal preparation for tha duties
of that great otllce.
"And so today , In the presence of
more than ten thousand and with the
Inspiring thought of the well nigh ten
thousand times ten thousand who
dwell within our borders , I nominate
for the presidency that perfect type of
American manhood , that peerless rep
resentative of the noblest Ideals In
our national life , William IL Taft of
McCoy Nominates Foraker.
Following the Taft nominating
speech , McCoy of Ohio placed a second
end Ohio candidate before the con
vention In the nameof Senator For
aker. , .
Murphy Nominates Knox.
Lieutenant Governor Robert S. Mur
phy , In nominating Hon P. C. Knox
for president , spoke , in part , as fol
"For the great olllc e of president
Pennsylvania oilers to this romentmn
as a candidate a man of splendid at
tainnients ainl ripened i\peiicnte , m
ptivati .mil odtrtiii lift without a
stain commiUt'l solely to the per-
( Continued on page s ]
DAWN BRINGS VICTORY FOI
AFTER ALMOST FORTY HOUR
OPPOSITION COLLAPSED SUt
DENLY BEFORE DAYLIGHT.
AFTER REJECTING ALL OFFER
TAFT FORCES FINNALLY THREAT
EN TO NAME ROOSEVELT.
IS GIVEN AS ULTIMATUM
President Roosevelt and Secretar
Tnft Both Telufjrnph Exhortin
Action on This Plank This Was th
Blcj Ficjht of the Convention.
Chicago. Jut1 : 1P. The biggest prot :
lem before t' e rciolut ens oni r.'lle
Of the nc'ub'ir-M ; ' national conventioi
thnt tne - th
ot piO-obiu | plank in
platform dealing with the question o
tl't 'lihii.di c ci ti ! , us. . Llic cuu i
of injunctiorij in l.'bor controversies
v/a' disprM of early t.is , i/onin
when by a vote c-f 35 to 10 with on *
state ( boutn LiHonnai not recorded
the full cwi , , uti. > , . ce j 10 ti.t , .i , > r ,
It was pi -k. . , -fter the vote tha
there wo ' t : a , ' .t . on the r--.c "
on the flo r of the convn'ion whpi
the full repoa of tne committei ; i
made tod-/ .
Chicago , .lutio IS. A victory for th
Tnft forces on the resolutions coir
mlttcp came with dawn todav.
The platform wh'ch the re-olutioii
com nittee worked all night Inirafl
ing , contains an Injunction plank satis
factory to the ptospoctlve cand Ink
The anti-injunction plank is en ;
Dor'ied in substantially the ftructur
of verbiage dictated by Sectetar.
Taft , himself , as ho would desire tha
his appeal be made for popular ai
Opposition Collapses Suddenly.
The icsult was attained with suil
denness upon the collapse of the or
position toward morninsr today.
Two hours before this the opponent :
to the anti-Injunction provision won
rejecting offers of a compromise am
were asserting with positivene s the !
ability to eliminate any antl-injuuctioi
A telegram from President Reese
veil arrived , ns > well as a letter am
a telegram from Secretar ) Taft. ex
hortlng action on this plank.
Threaten to Nominate Roosevelt.
An ultimatum in substance if no1
in words had been delivered to tin
"allies" before thebe Uoosevelt-Tafl
messages came , which was intorprctei
us spelling the renominntlon of Roote
volt should the convention iefu e tc
mlopt a platform upon which the
secretary of war could make the race
Then followed a protracted discus
= lon and finally the contested phuili
was adopted by a vote of 35 to 1C.
ThPie were a number of minor con
lentlotib in the committee , but the
Roosovelt-Taft Idea prevailed In the
Inal analysis and while Thomas Me
I'arttT of New Jersey insisted on his
ight to take the question of the in
unction plank to the floor of the con-
.cution . , the prediction was made to-
l.iv . in authoritative quarters that no
nuiimir of the prellmlnnr ) light would
> i heard In that gathering.
Wrestled Many Hours.
H < ginning with the adjournment of
In ( invention Tuesdn.v. the work of
In K solutions committee was prac-
i i h continuous until 1:20 : o'clock
' morning , when the finished pla-
"i In was plodueed.
Against Administration at First.
ii u.is not until i o'clock last night
1 i lie -eae ! > - In nm ; to tip in favor
i i In .nlinlnM rat Ion foicis , but after
i.i Milut.on of opposition began ,
lil , uid MKJM i ompli te
( ESTERDAY'S ' BASEBALL RESULTS
Anieiicun I.euKuo Chicago , 2 ; New
fork , 5 lietnut , l , Philadelphia , 3.
: iev eland , 2 ; Washington , 0.
National lsixieNew York. 2-4 ;
' n < intiuti , 12 Philadelphia , 2 , Chi-
ag'i ' , 3 ItrouklMi r. , St. Louis , 0.
Jo.nton 2 , rtttliur1
\\efattun lx'aruo O-inha 3 , Sioux
Mty. 1. l-linom 3 , Pueblo , 2 Ues
s , 0. Denver , 10 ,
ANTITAFT FORCES STMIVC TO
DEMON3THATION THEIR WORK
ROOSEVELT WOULD ACCEPT IF
TAFT COULON'T LAND.
UNDERSTANDING IN CHICAGO
NEBRASKA DELEGATION HAS
STOOD BY TAFT.
THEY OBEYED INSTRUCTIONS
VICE PRESIDENCY IS OBSCURED
BY DAY'S EVENTS.
WILL WAIT ON FIRST PLACE
CONVENTION KEEPS APPORTION
MENT ON OLD BASIS.
NEBRASKA DIVIDES ON VOTE
Thought Durincj MornliiQ in Chic.iyo
Thnt Another Effort to Stampede
for Roosevelt Might Succeed Would
Have Accepted if Tnft Failed.
Chicago , June 18. From a staff cor
respondent : . Roosevelt talk filled the
air during the hours just before the
convention convened for today's ses
sion. Calculations of leaders were up
set by the stirring events of yesterday
and Roosevelt's nomination was con
sidered an open possibility.
Hand of Anti-Taft Forces.
The 50-minute Roosevelt demonstra
tion yesterday nfternoon , which swept
the whole convention Into a stormy
sen of rnnd enthusiasm for the prcSf
dent at Wnshington , was the result of
efforts on the pnrt of the nnt'i-TaTt
forces to stampede the convention to
Roosevelt. In the wild excitement
delegates called and cried for "Four
years more of Roosevelt. "
Then cnme n night for reflection.
Tnft Men Confident.
At brenkfnst this morning the Talt
men were still confident. Test votes
hnd shown their early control of the
convention so secure that the Tnft
leaders thought that the situation
would not drop from their grnsp. The'
found strength in the fact that the
president was behind them nnd that
on the whcle the closest friends of
Roosevelt were working for the nomi
nation of the war secretary rather
thnn for n Roosevelt stampede.
Think Roosevelt Might.
But when the convention convened
at 10 o'clock many delegntes hnd be
gun to believe thnt Roosevelt should
be the candidnte. This was mingled
in ths buzz of talk in the lobby and in
nnd nbout the convention hall.
Stampede Tnlk in the Air.
Another effort to stampede the con
vention may be successful. This was
whnt cnreful students of the situation
at close range thought this morning.
Yesterday's outburst was too fnr
awny from the nomination hour. But
with thnt hour nppronching the situ
ation became intense. The Roosevelt
personality and his hold on the popular
mind , reflected in the big crowd in the
[ jnlleries , is the stuff of which stam-
aedcs nre made.
Teddy's Position. t
If it is shown that Taft cnnnot be
lOminnted it is believed at this hour
: hnt Roosevelt will accept the nomm-
ition. An effort is being made to brintj
ibout tliis situation.
Nebraska Sticks to Taft.
The Nebraska c legrtion will vote
or Taft , obeying instiuctions. Every
ielegntc of the sixteen is instructed
Vice Presidency Obscured.
The vice presidency has been en-
i-ely obscured by the events of yes
t rday. Ncthing more will bo done
intil the piesidemy Ic disposed of.
The effort to change the knsis of
"i iefenttici in future conventions
lost in the convention by about ten
Nebraska split on the vote , cast n-j
seven for the new proposition and
mi c against.
The new basis would have givei
MCI- state four delegates at larqc and
Jne delegate for each 10,000 votes
: ast. W. N. H.
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