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Fhe Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII XO. 312.
OMAHA. TUESDAY MORXIXO, JUNE 16, IMS TWELVE PAGES.
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Mm FOR BUSINESS
National Republican Convention Will
Meet This Morning-.
NOMINATION COMES THURSDAY
Expectation that Organization Will
Occupy Two Dayt.
State Delegation Appoint Members
DOUBT ABOUT SECOND PLACE
favorite Son State Say They Ht
No Candidate- Boom Started -for
f'HICAfln, June 15. The eve of the re
publican national convention finds Chicago
on the tip-toe of anticipation, with final
preparation! well matured for candidates
and platform except the aver doubtful vice
presidency, and with the whole city astir
with those tumultuous acenea which usher
In a national convention. Tonight the
streets are a rinrile with lights, the nlrht
brought forth a wealth of color on the tall
building, bands vie with glee clubs In
the packed headquarters of candidates and
In the. open air; marching- clubs In fan
tastic regalia parade the main thorough
fares, singing "Taft. Taft." or "Knox.
Knox," and then there Is that universal
pandemonium which makes the night be
fore a national convention.
The main force of the Invading army
, la here leaders and delegates and rank
4 "hd file, marching rluhs and glee rlubs,
T nands and drum corps. The last of the
state delegations, from the far south, came
rf'n tonight But while the din proceeds
without, the final preparations of the lead
f crs proceed within.' Their plans are well
laid, probably with greater precision than
has ever before been known In a national
convention, and unless the unexpected
happens or the specter of a stamped
rises from Its crave, the convention of
190S will establish a record for the method
leal execution of well established plans.
Pint Session Today.
Tomorrow will see the convention as-
H snmbled within the vast Collieum building,
llslth the first flow of convention eloquence
from the veteran senatorial orator. Julius
Caesar Burrows and the first opportunity
to greet the name of Roosevelt. Taft, Km J
or some other favorite with an ear sp l.tlng
apd slght-bewilderlng demcnstral on, trek
Ing all records for volume and duration.
Senator Burrows arrived today, his shaggy
beard much whiter than when he last at-
tended a national convention. In view of
the reports that the senator's speech emlls
a tribute to. President Roosevelt, It Is bel :g
V conjectured tonight that tha senator will
1 depart from the prepared text, but whether
: he does or not the pentup enthusiasm Is
aura to find expression tomorrow In a vo-
, elferous demonstration. With Mr. Bur
row Arrived Asher Hinds, the exprrt
parliamentarian ' of' congress, " who wl!l
tand at Burrows' elbow to weather any
storm that may blow. Hinds was with
Speaker Reed during the turbulent diysl
of his Iron rule, then with Speaker Hend?r-
son and Is now with Cannon. i
Hls genius Is fdr Immediately solvlnr
the knottiest parliamentary tangle, ad
should the unexpected stampede show Us
head tomorrow. Hinds will be rell d upon
to throw against It the full force of pre?e
dant and established procedure. After t'.ie
preliminary gathering of tomorrow thero
will, be a period of suspense for practically
two days, during which tha committees
will meet and the organization he perfected
so that the actual nomination of the presi
dent is not liable to occur before Thurtday.
Taft is Full Control.
' The bualness of today has been divided,
chiefly between the canvassing of states
for selection of officers and representatives
on the various committees platform, cre
dentials, national committee, etc. These
selections by the states have a decisive In
fluence In determining the complexion of
the various controlling committees of the
convention. The caucuses today left little
room to doubt that the Taft forces will bo
In substantial control of the organization
when the full committees are assembled.
Among the more important state confer-
.. .. . tUm Aav . rr. lima, nf Ohtn .w
Hill C-B W l .11, wn; - ' ' i' - ' - - -
TJYork, Indiana slid Iowa, as each had somo
bearing on tha perplexing question of the
vice presidency. Each of these gatherings
brought forth the odd negative conclusion
of declaring' not to be in favor of any
oandidate for the vice presidency Ohio be
cause the Taft leaders do not wish to be
In the attltuds of dictating, New York be
cause the advocacy of 8 her man or Low
or any other New Yuiker might Impugn
the loyalty to Governor Hughes, Iowa bc
j cause the state wants Dolilver to remain
J where h Is in the senate and thus avoid a
' hari-kari of state politics and Indiana be
cause long distance persuasion has not in
duced Mr. Fairbanks to change his attitude
toward th first and second places on the
Uckat. Other stste caucuses were equally
fruitless in solving the vice presidential
. mystery, which deepens as the ballot ap
proaches, until It really seems that the
prise may De inrown in ins arena ... wr
convention for a nerve racking slrus4le.
Board Started tor f-m n..
A new turn was given to the vice presl-
dentlal speculation shortly after noon o-
day. when the intimation was reclved trom
Washington that in presuieiu nesirea me (
... - . ;.L.. DAn.tn OnMlv.r Ar I
n"mm '.:. :.. T1, ...
Urtvernor v uiiuuiii. "
n-ul-a araafltf Bll mi lSOd. bllt
were unmoved by it and Chairmen Perkins
of th. low. delegation expressed the opln-
Of the ion. mugsiimi c i
ion that Iowa mould oppos.? air. wi""
selection even In face of th presiocni s
preference for bin).
-Wo cannot consent to his nomination,"
he said. nd be added that this decision
was as much In Senator Polllver's inteies:
as in the Intel est of the slate and party.
Delllver sends a Letter.
At todiy's meeting of the low del ga
llon the following letter from Senator Dol
liver to Uei rge V.
Perkins, cha'rmun ol
the Iowa delegation, was read
Dear r'ir: I desire to call your attention
rnhti. al mailer refeired 10 in yojr
not of June T. I l.ave taken It f. r jianud
.n.t tlw talk of nominating me for 'e
vice presidency was iiiamly a newnpup-r
reaction. 1 have hud some little xperlence
jt-stre. however, thai you. as chairman of
he Iowa oeiegsimn. mourn iuuy ivii.ru
. - n.v i lews in rt si'vet to tile n.atL r
Now ill the (est place, this la an otfl.e
wiilch'l do not desire. I have no ambtiion
In that direction. My amt'ltions are alto-
f;ether In serving our people from my place
11 th BMiHte. and I could not enter upon
thla candidacy without a great sacrifice of
iuy personal inclinations and o( my inu r.sts
1 do not underrate th dignity of tl olf.c
(CnUnu4 on Beoond Pa-.)
SUMMARY OF TUE DEE
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possibly showers Tuesday; rising tempera
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Rivers at Kansas City are again falling
and end of great flood again seems to bo
In sight. PKH a
Thaws will not be divorced. HvelynThaw
making the announcement through her
attorney. Par X
Heavy hall and rain at Denver causes
small flood. rags 1
Department of Agriculture is seeking to
discover some grass that will flourish on
the range country. Pag I
Attorney General Bonaparte goes to Phil
adelphia to take charge of the commodity
clause case. Pas's 1
Attempt made to kill War Minister
ricquardt of France by a demented lfian.
Nebraska delegation finally puts Gov
ernor Sheldon forward as a candidate for
vice president. Pag 1
It Is given out at the Whlta House that
the administration would prefer the se
lection of either Senator Dolilver of Iowa
or Governor Cummins as vice president. I
Great contents take place at Chicago
over the formation of the antl-injunctlon
and the tariff planks of the republican
Colorado democrats meet In state con
vention at Glenwood Springs. Much bit
terness cropping out between the Patter
son and Speer factions. Pars a
Nebraska delegation organize. victor
Rosewater chosen national committeeman.
Bryan takes a long ride to deliver a lec
ture in Lancaster county. Pag 3
Railroads grant Superior a milling In
transit rat. Amendment to the primary
proclamation. ,. . Peg .3
The Missouri river -Is above the flood
stage and within a few inches of the
highest point in recent years, but no real
damage has been done at Omaha, jo wtll
are the banks protected and the city io-
cated. Pags 3
Wholesale leather house With li0.000
capital locates in Omaha, leaning three-
story building on Karnam streot. ulid be
ing assured of the co-operation of Omaha
business houses In "patronising home In
dustry." paga 3
Train load of Nebraska cattle brings
$20,000, being Just 8 per 1U0 pounds on
the hoof, and stockmen say it is Utile
wonder beef is high on the hook. Fag 5
Omaha creamery men feel confident of
getting ruling making permanent the
barrier against railroads advancing rates
on milk and cream and are inclined to
ridicule testimony of government ''expert.-'
Greek hoys were all of the same age
when they appeared In court Monday on
complaint of Juvenile officers Kecking to
prevent lads under 17 years of age work
ing In shining parlors. Pag la
C0MMEBC1AX. AZTD laTDUSTBXAX..
Live stock markets. Paget
Grain markets. Fag a
Stocks and bonds. ' Pag
MOVEMENTS OP OCSAJT STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Billed.
NKW YORK California
NKW Y'KK -Algeria
PHII.4r.KI.PHIA... Mrrlan ,.
At Rrow Head Finland, from New York
for Dover. 13u miles west at 8:30 a. m
Kron Princessln Cecile, from New York for
Plymouth. Cherbourg and Bremen, was 130
miles southwest at 7:45 p. m. ,
STORM GIVES SOLDIERS TEST
ew York Guardsmen's Tents Leveled
and Paymaster's Money Scat
NEW YORK, Jure 15.-Plne Plains, the
cencentratlon camp of the federal soldiers
and National Guardsmen was torn up from.
one end to the other of Its uum mil
territory yesterday by the most severe
. wnd .nd rnln orm hat hg vUltM that
! con for years. Tent, were blown down,
, mfHg ,, we ,ewed d
fc stampt.dt.,, nd
1 tner corall, pea "om
It was the soldiers first drill of the sum-
("" season of maneuvers, but it a not
of the kind anticipated. The storm came
' rmn. 1 l.e 6.i0 soldier. In
I the numerous company .meets had hardly
. b . stremrthen their ter.t f-.tnin-
I with little warning. The 6.W1O soldiers In
, - - - -
when the wind tore across the plains from
the east and carried practically everything
hrfore It. In some of the company streets
every tent was levelled.
Paymaster John S. Mallory was paying
off the Twelfth Cnlled States Infantry
when Hie storm descended. He had ar
ranged the moi-ey in heaps of bills, pre
paratory to distributing them. Attempts
110 fl 11,8 money oaca into tne strongboxes
wera unsucceasiui, ana in a mnmenL-fhe air
full of currency.
Bills of many
scattered over a territory a mile or mm.
I , probably the greater part of the money
' v '
am oe recovered,
HAS HAIL AND RAIN
' ' ,
severe nirrinrsi eiorm .crempanld
by Heavy Precipitation
DENVER. Colo.. June 16. A severe elee
triral rain and hail storm prevailed hero
at noon today. Hailstones covered the
sidewauka to a depth of several Inches
and th sVt wr flooded la son; sections
TWO PLANKS ARE IN DISPUTE
Anti-Injunction and Tariff Cause
LABOR TAKING IMPORTANT PART
Manafaetorer. Rash Meesaires Vrsrlno;
Modlflcatloa of Decsnrst Pre
pared la Wuklsstos -Tariff
More Easily Settled.
CHICAGO. June 16-The presence of
Speaker Cannon In Chicago In ths vortex
of the conflict over the presidency and
the platform continued to excite g.sat In
terest today. The speaker remained at
the Union League club, When he was
joined about 11 o'clock by Senator Hop
kins of Illinois, who Is to be chairman of
the resolutions commute of the conven
tion. The conference lasted more than an hour
and was surrounded with that quietude
which prevails at a private club. There
was no doubt, however, thst the platform
was the subject of this extended confer
ence and more particularly the antl-lnjunc-tion
plank, although It further developed
today that the proposed trust plank em
bodied certain features which were at
tracting close attention from the speakers.
When the conference closed Senator Per
kins came forth with his usual expansive
smile and a large supply of optimism.
"Everything is going to be all right,"
said the senator.
"The talk of a bitter fight is going too
far. entirely too far. No, everything will
be satisfactorily adjusted and there will
be no trouble."
The senator departed In the direction of
the Auditorium Annex, where Wade Eljls,
the custodian of the draft of the platform,
generally ascribed to the president snd Mr.
Taft, has his headquarters. It was under
stood that Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Ellis wou-d
go over the situation, In the light of
Speaker Cannon's objections.
Plank May Be Withdrawn.
A short, time after the Cannon-Hopkins
conference reports began to circulate that
thn so-called antl-injunctlon plank might
be withdrawn. This cou'd not be verlf'ed
and is open to considerable doubt In view
of the firm attitude thus far shown by the
Taft element as to maintaining the plat
form as drafted without material change.
"It Is not a case of butting In on a matter
In which he Is not concerned," said one of
the speaker's friends. "The speaker of the
house probably has more direct concern aa
to platform planks recommending legisla
tion than anyone else, not excepting the
executive branch, for the executive recom
mends legislation to congress, but the
Breaker has the responsibility to a consld
! mahlM evFdnt fnr th APtnitl frirmulntlnn nf
that legislation. It Is quite natural there
fore that the speaker la taking a deep In
terest In seeing that the platform Is kept
f.ee from planks wblch will excite contro
versy and will be difficult of legislative
The speaker's active lieutenants in the
fight sgalnst the antl-injunctlon plank are
the "congressional coterie."
Arguments against the plank are being
made by many members of congress to
prospective members of the resolutions
.committee: ' '
- "What does the plank' mean?' is the ques
tion asked by its opponents, who at one
furnish the siswer that it can undoubtedly
cover any proposed law containing tha
Nothing; (or Cannon to Fear.
Applications from representatives of
labor organisations to be heard on th
plank came to Wade Ellis today. The de
fenders of the plank Insist there Is nothing
In its terms to be feared. It does not, they
say, contain anything Inconsistent with
the position taken by Speaker Cannon two
years ago, and which he still maintains
that the courts must not have one rule
for one class and a different rule for an
The postal sayings bank plank, which as
yet has not been Included In the Taft sug
gestions, but which Is favored by President
Roosevelt as well as the secretary of war.
Is the subject of opposition by the banking
interests. There Is also a fight In progress
over the plank which declares for federal
supervision over the Issuance of stocks
and bonds of corporations doing an inter
Text or Clauses In Dt.pnte.
The antl-injunctlon plank of the platform
as passed In Washington la aa follows:
We declare for such an amendment of
the statutes of procedure In the federal
courts with respect to the use of writ of
Injunction aa will on the one hand prevent
the summary issue of such orders without
proper consideration, and on the other will
1 reserve undiminished the power of the
courts to rnforce their process, to the end
that Justice may be done at all times and
to all parties.
Over this plank there is a very sharp con
test Th labor leaders are urging its adop
tion and hundreds of telegrams are pouring
In from manufacturers and other employ
ers of labor opposing tha measure.
Following is the tariff revision plank
proposed by the Taft people:
The republican party declares unequivo
cally for a revision of th tariff by a spe
cial session of congress Immediately fol
lowing th work assigned to 4Jh appropri
ate committees and commends the steps
slready taken to this end In the work as
signed to th committees of th two houses
which are now Investigating the operations
and effect of existing schedules.
In all tariff legislation the true principle
of protection is beat maintained by the
Imposition of such duties as will equal the
difference between the cost of production
at home and abroad, together with a rea
sonable profit to American industry and
the leneflts that follow are best secured
by the establishment of maximum and min
imum rates to be administered by the presi
dent unuer limitations fixed m the law the
maximum to tie available to meet discrimi
nations by foreign countries unln.i An...
can goods enterng their markets and the
f mutton at 'home: h. .n,f.!
of the republican policy be in 1101 nniii.
preterve, without excessive duties that se
curity against foreign competition' to which
American manufacturers, farmers and pro
ducers are entitled, but also to maintain
tlie high standard of living of tha wax
earners of this country, who sre the most
el itt beneficiaries of the protective system
Ret ween the L'nlted Statea ana th
Philippine we believe In a free inter
change of products with such limitations as
to sugar and tobacco as will avoid injury
10 domestic Interests.
Teat of Railroad Plank.
CHICAGO. June 11. Th exact text of the
plank of th republican platform prepared
by Wade Ellis and approved by President
Roosevelt and Secretary Taft relating to
railroads Is a follows:
We approve the enactment of a railroad
rate law and a vigorous enforcement of the
piesenl adinlnisiiation of the statutes
against rebates and discrimination as a re
sult of which the advantages formerly ps-
sesned by the large over the small shipper
I have substantially disappeared. In this
connection we commend the appropriation
of Wii'.'uo by the present congress in order
, tu enable the Interstate Commerce commis
sion to thoroughly Invest lust and give pub
licity 10 ii,e accounts 01 interstate roads.
V.- believe, however, that th Interstate
Commerce law should be further amended
so as to give railroads th right to make
and publish traffic agreements subject to
the approval of th commission, but main
taining always the principle of competition
(Continued on Bacond Pag.)
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Two Banks In - fcrakn Tewns
Chance from State to National
(Trom a Staff Correspondent.) !
WASHINGTON. June 15. (Speclil Tele
gram.) The comptroller of th currency
has approved the conversion of the Tllden
State bank of Tllden. Neb., Into the First
National bank of Til,den with $40,000 cap
ital; also the conversion of the hhelton
bank of Shelton, Neb.. Into th ghelton
National bank with 125,000 capital.
Promotions of clerks and carriers at
first and second-class postoffices, ef
fective July 1. were announced today, as
follows: Nebraska Aurora, two clerks,
(800 to $S00; Beatrice, two clerks, $00 to
;S00. one SS00 to ISOd. one S900 to $1,000,
two $1.00 to $1,100. six carriers, $900 to
$1,000: Fremont, two clerks, $600 to $800,
two $800 to $900. six carriers, $900 to
$1,000. Iowa Algona. two clerkj, $800
to $900; Ames, one clerk, $600 to $800.
four clerks, $80 to $900, two carriers, $900
to $1,000; Burlington, three clerks, $800
to $900, six clerks, $900 to $1,000, threw
clerks, $1,100 to $1,200, two carriers, $600
to $800, sixteen carriers, $900 to $1,000;
Denlson, one clerk, $900 to $1,000; Iowa
City, two clerks, $800 to $900, three clerks.
$900 to $1,000, one clerk, $1,000 to $1,100.
three clerks. $1,100 to $1,200, one carrier,
$600 .to $800, eight carriers. $900 to $1,000;
Marshalltown, one clerk, $800 to $300; tVo
clerks. $900 to $1,000. two clerks, $1,000
to $1,100. one clerk, $1,100 to $1,200. one
carrier, $600 to $800, ten carriers, $900
to $1,000; Mason City, two clerks, $800
to $900. three clerks, $900 to $1,000, one
clerk, $1,000 t $1,100. six carriers, $909
to $1,000; Red Oak, two clerks, $800 to
$900, one clerk, $900 to $1,000, ono clerk,
$1,000 to $1,100. three carriers, $900 to
$1,000'; Sheldon, one clerk, $600 to $800,
one clerk, $800 to $900, two carriers, $900
to $1,000; Sioux City, two clerks, $600 to
$800, five clerks, $800 to $900, tour clerks,
$900 to $1,000. five clerks. $1,000 to $1,110,
two clerks, $1,110 to $1,200, twenty car
riers, $900 to $1,000; Waterloo, one clerk.
$600 to $800, one clerk, $800 to $900. two
clerks, $900 to $1,00. two clerks, $1,100 to
$1,200, one carrier. $600 to $800, one car
rier. $800 to $900, ten carriers,. IB00 to
Arthur A. White has been appointed reg
ular and Jamer P. Keegan substitute rural
free delivery carrier for route 6 at Mason
D. T. Noren of Mitchell, 8. D., has been
appointed stenographer In the, Pierre, 8.
D.. land office.
GRASS FOR SEMI-ARID REGION
Department of Agrlrnltare Seeks
Grasses that Will Grow on
Western Ran are.
WASHINGTON, June 15. To Increase the
supply of beef and thereby lessen Its cost
to the American householder. Is one of the
principal objects underlying the efforts of
the Department of Agriculture to secure
clover, alfalfa or other nrass that will
thrive In the semi-arid regions of the north
west. Beef and beef products are said to
have reached the highest record In twenty
years and the dealers claim that this Is
due to the scarcity of cattle.
It Is to Increase the supply of beef by
Increasing th grass belt in the west, that
the Department of . Agriculture irM-Agaln
sent N.ve. Hansen nf Bcoolflnj;?;- to
make a thorough Investigation of tbe plant
life In northern Russia and 8lberla. ' Prof.
Hansen will visit the sections of northern
Europe and Asia, where climate conditions
are similar to those of the semi-arid lands
of Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and the
Dakotas. If an alfalfa or clover can be
found which will withstand these cli
matic conditions, 100 head of cattle could be
graxed on the land now required by ten.
COLORADO DEMOCRATS MEET
State Convention of Vnterrlfled Brlnars
Oat Much Bitterness of
Feel In a;.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS. Colo.. June 15.
The democratic state convention for the
selection of ten delegates to the national
convention met here today. Resolutions
Instructing the delegates for William J.
Bryan will probably have no opposition.
Contesting delegations ere present from
Denver county, one being headed by Mayor
Robert W. Speer and the other by Thomas
M. Patterson, former United States sena
tor. Much bitterness of feeling has de
veloped between the two factions. W. H.
Adams, state senator from Concjas county,
will be temporary chairman of the conven
tion. THAWS WILLJ0J BE DIVIDED
Statement Given Ont that Evelya
Will Retnln Her Place
NEW YORK. June IS. Evelyn Thaw and
her hushsnd have become reconciled and
wtll not be separated, according to a state
ment made today by Daniel O'Reilly,
Evelyn's counsel. He added that "despite
the attitude of Mrs. William Thaw and
other members of the Thaw family, who
havs been opposed to Mrs. Evelyn Thaw,
she will retain her position as th wife of
Harry Thaw." Mr. O'Reilly said Evelyn
Thaw wtll remain in New Tork so as to b
in communication with her husband.
BRYAN TAKES A HARD RIDE
Deliver Lecture at Msleora, Neb., to
Keep Promise Made Friend
Now Dend. '
LINCOLN. Neb., June 15. In order to re
deem a promise made to a friend who re
cently died, William J. Bryan drove to
Malcolm yesterday afternoon. He made
a long detour to get across a swollen
stream. The roads were choked with mud
and a furious rain storm began soon after
they left Fairvlew. Mrs. Bryan accom
panied him. He arrived at Malcolm at 7
o'clock, after being four hours on the road.
"The Prince of Peace" was his subject.
ATTEMPT TO KILL PICQUART
Man Believed to Be Demented Tries
to Assassinate French War
r ARI8. June 15. A man named Bellaner,
while waiting to see Minister of War Pic
quart at the war ministry today, with th
professed object of presenting a petition
to him. suddenly thrust his hand Into his
pocket and began firing shots from a re
volver. Two of the bullets lodged In an
upholstered chair and. another in the man's
arm. Bellunger was arrested. He Is be
lieved to be demented.
Metralf Leaves fpr West.
WASHINGTON. uu 15.-8ecretary Met
calf called on the president today prior
to leaving for his home In California. He
will leave Washington late this afternoon
and will not stop at Chicago for the con
vention. H said that he waa not and
would not be a candidate for the senator
ship or for anqr other office.
NEBRASKA DELEGATION ACTS
Victor Rosewater it Elected Member
of tha National Committee.
COMMITTEES ON ORGANIZATION
Field on Resolutions, Rlnnaker on
Credentials avnd George olfy
Nominee of the Con
vention. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
CHICAGO. June 15. (Special Telegram.)
At a meeting of the Nebraska delegation
Victor Rosewater was elected national com
mitteeman, having nine votes on the ballot
cast. Governor Sheldon voted for Warner,
Senator Brown for Speaker D. M. Nettle
ton and four Votes being cast for C. A,
McCloud of York. Mr. Rosewater did not
vote. Mr. Rosewater'a election was made
unanimous amid much enthusiasm. The
delegation selected Judge Allen W. Field
of Lincoln for the resolutions committee.
Samuel Rinnaker of Beatrice for creden
tials, W. A. George of Broken Bow to
notify the president and J. H. Arends to
notify the vice president.
CONTESTS MAY DELAY MEETPffl
Delegate Will Be Kept Boar with
Variety of Entertnlnment.
CHICAGO. June 1R. The convention to
name a new republican candidate of the
United States Is at hand. The gntherlng
In the big Coliseum on Wabash avenue,
made up of representatives from every
states and territory In the union, as well
as the more recently acquired island pos
sessions, will be called to order lomorrow
at noon by Harry 8. New, chairman of
the republican national committee, who will
introduce Senator Julius Caesar Burrows
of Michigan as temporary chairman. In
assuming the gavel during the temporary
period of the convention's existence. Sen
ator Burrows will make an extended
peech, designed to embody the keynote
of the coming notable campaign and to pro
claim the principles and achievements of
tho republican party during Its many years
of existence. When his speech has beet
concluded. Senator Burrows will announce
the Important committees. Including that
on credentials, and the convention will ad
journ until such time as ths latter commit
tee Is ready to report.
There Is considerable discussion as to
the length of ths convention, some of the
leaders holding to the original estimate of
five days In which to conclude all of the
work to come before the delegates; and
others more optimistic declaring that three
days should see the end of all deliberations
and the departure of the convention rep
resentatives for home. It Is certain that
the credentials dommlttee will not be able
to report the permanent roll call until
Thursday at the very earliest, and if the
"allies," opposed to Secretary Taft, Insist
upon their announced determination of pre
senting at least 150 or the original 229 con
tested delegate cases to the committee,
there Is likelihood that permanent organisa
tion may be deferred until Friday, the 19th.
So far as possible the contests will be
passed upon In bulk, a was found, ex
peditious In., the national committee, and
the . eredenkilix committee will sit until
late Tuesday- and " Wednesday nights to
complete Its labors. Just as soon as the
permanent list of delegate Is concluded,
nominations for president will be in order.
The managers of the Taft campaign pro
fess to have not the slightest doubt aa to
the results of the first ballot, and declare
they have no apprehension as to the action
of the credentials committee upon the con
tested delegations. The "allies," however.
continue .to maintain a bold front, and de
olare that not until the first ballot Is ended
will they admit defeat.
The second day of the convention period.
Wednesday, the 17th, will be given over as
usual to parades of the visiting delega
tions and marching clubs. This is intended
to make interesting the Idle hours for most
of the delegates, while the credentials com
mittee Is passing upon the merits of the
contested cases and drawing up Its report,
The failure of a number of old-time re
publican marching clubs to come on to the
present convention Is a disappointment to
those who look for color and excitement Jn
national political gatherings. Additional
clubs and delegates arriving today have
given a somewhat belated aspect of gaiety
to the convention city.
A call of cltiiens for merchants and
householders to decorate In honor of the
republican visitors has resulted In the die
play of many additional flags and yards of
catrlotlo bunting, and with the formal
opening and thronging of state headquar
ters, there was every Indication today that
th time of assembling the history-making
convention had arrived.
TROUSERS FROM ADMIRAL TOCO
Texas Delegates Hit I'pon Novel
Method to Advertise Stnte.
CHICAGO, June 15. A remarkable pair
of trousers to be presented to Secretary
Taft In the name of the state of Texas
when he shall have become th republican
candidate for president are on their way
to Chicago and are attracting the atten
tion of the politicians. Incidentally, It Is
said, the trousers are Intended to focus
eyes on Texas and the Angora goat indus
try of the state, for the pants are made of
mohair, the product of clippings from a
famous Texas Angora goat, and they are
Intended to be worn by the republican nom
inee for president If it be Taft. If the
nominee should be Cannon, or Hughes, or
Knox, or Fairbanks, th advertising will
be lost to Texas, for the mohair already
has been made up In a pair of trousers ac
cording to the secretary's measurement.
The Idea Is that of John B. Carrlngton,
secretary of the Business Men's club of
San Antonio. He has written to Cecil A.
Lyon, member of the national committee
of Texas, that ten pounds of wool had been
sent to him by Frank O. Landrum, a great
breeder, the wool bring six months' clip
ping from "Admiral Togo," whose sire was
imported from South Africa. The business
men of San Antonio sent the wool to Phil
adelphia and had It made Into mohair,
which tn t'fn was sent to Mr. Taft's tailer
in Washington and made into a pair of
trousers for the secretary of war. The
Texas business men expected that Mr. Taft
would be in Chicago during the convention
and ordered the trousers sent to Colonel
Lyon for presentation to the secretary.
They are now enroute here.
A telegram announcing the fact that th
trousers had been expressed from Wash
ington was decided by Mr. Lyon today and
ha Immediately mad preparations of a
proper reception. The program Is as yet
Imperfect, but it will include ths exhibition
of the trousers at the Coliseum if Taft Is
nominated. The Texas delegation will seek
to lead the column through the aisles In
the usual procession of enthusiastic dele
gates, of which a nomination invariably is
th signal. Colonel Lyon expects to hav
thn trousers holsUd upon th Texas
standard. . '
TTMPOBAST CX A IKK AK Senator 3.
C. Burrows, Btlohlg-an.
OEViaAl OBSTABT John a
MsJloy, Colnmbns, O.
CXIXr ASSIST AJTT gKOBCTABT
X.afaytt S. Qlcason, Wsw York.
SXmOBAVT-AT-AmiaB WUUam r.
OXIXr ASSISTAKT BEBOEAJrT-AT-ABMS
Ed. r. Thayer, Orcnflld,
PABX.I AMBBTABIA Jf A.sher O.
Kinds, Washington, 9. O.
OrriCTAX. BXrOKTIB K. W. Bin-
manbarg-. Washing-ton, S. O.
OHIET OF DOOKKZEFEKS 8tpha
B. Mason, Baltimore.
CKAPLAUrB Bishop P. J. Mnldoon,
Chioag-o; Bv. William O. Watara,
Bv. Tobias Sohanf&rbsr and Bsv.
X,ornso X. Gas, Chicago Bsv. John
Wsly Kill, Ww Tork.
ASSISTANT. SECKETABXES Chart
Brooks Smith, arkrsbnrg, W. Ta.
Ernest Walker Smith, Hartford,
Conn.) Fhlllp M. Hofl, St. Louis)
M. J. Tobln, Vinton, la. j Charlss M.
Harger, AbUan, Xan.l Allan Kollls,
Concord, K. K.
BBASUro CLI1H-Thomas W. Wil
liamson, Xdwardsvills, IU. Albr
Brgv Bsandttte, Klnn.j George A.
Wilson, Ss Koines, Is.) W. J. Belts,
Wst Liberty, XTy.
TAX.X.Y CX.EBKS Boy M. Watkins,
Grand Baplds, Mich. Clyd W. Mil
lar, Osage City, Xn- Frank K. Bant
ley, Baraboo, wis.; W. A. Stel, Tan
KXS8EHOEB TO THS CH AIR-MA XT
Empslrdsll Stons, Indianapolis.
KXBSEXOEB) TO THE SECRETARY
John H. Jaekson, Cincinnati.
BONAPARTE STAYS IN CABINET
No Troth In Stories of Difference
Between HI 111 and the
WASHINGTON, June 15. "The presi
dent and Attorney General Bonaparte in
tend to go out of office on March 4 and
Mr. Bonaparte has Just as little idea as
the president of going out sooner."
This statement was made at the White
House today in reply to rumors that
there existed serious difference between
the president and his attorney general
that would probably lead to Mr. Bona
parte's leaving the cabinet soon after the
election. The differences cited in this
connection related to the removal of Dis
trict Attorney Rulck and TTnlted iSlatoa
Marshal Rounds of Idaho, whl"h, it was
declared, waa opposed by Mr. Bonaparte
and Insisted upon by the president and
In relation to alleged differem-ea over
bringing a suit against tho New York,
New Haven A Hartford Railroad com
pany. At the White House today it was De
clared that the removal of Rulck and
Rounds was determined on six months
ago, but It was deemed best to .valt until
certain suits on which they were engaged
were concluded and then to have As
sistant Attorney General Cooley go to
Idaho and while on the ground recommend
who should b their successors. Mr.
Cooler's recommendatlona have bten re
ceived and after the sttorTtwysarenera' calla
at the White House tomorrow the appoint
ments doubtless will be agreed upon. It
Is positively asserted that there :iaa never
been the' slightest difference of any kind
between the president and the attorney
general in regard to this matter, both
agreeing that the charges against Rulck
and Rounds Justified their removal.
"A sample of the ludicrous inconsistency
In these stories," It was said a.t the Whltd
House today, "is shown by what was said
by the papera representing the Wall etreet
views in the Mellen case, In which It
was, first of all, asserted that a suit had
been brought by Mr. Bonaparte against
the New York. New Haven & Hartford
Railroad company against the president's
wish and that the attorney general threat
ened to resign if he could not bring It.
Two or three days later It was asserted
the president had forced Mr. Bonnparto
to bring the suit to punish President
Mellen because the Connecticut member of
the republican national committee had
not voted for the administration's- policy.
The fact was exactly the reverse; the
president and Mr. Honaparte had agreed
over three months previously that the
suit should be brought. There never fitul
been the slightest question except as to
whether the suit should be brought in New
Haven or Boston and there never had been
a suspicion of difference betwjen Ui'i
president and the attorney general."
It is said there are many cases In the
Department of Justice with which the
president is not familiar, but it su hap
pened with this case; he was familiar
with It and approved all that was done.
SHIPS ASSEMBLING FCR TRIP
Start of Preparations for the Loaf
Voyage of the Atlantic i
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15. The assem
bling of the warships of the Atlantic fleet
In San Francisco harbor preparatory to
the beginning of the long nomewird voy
age across three great oceans to Hampton
Roads has begun. Only nine of the fight
ing vessels are now in Man-of-War Row,
but at Mare Island navy yard and in dry
dock at Hunter's Point are twenty-five
fighting craft of various kinds, son of
them among the number which will i..iko
the long .voyage. The ships of tlio At
lantic fleet now' on the northern Pacific
coast have been ordered to proceed to San
Francisco as soon as possible. K de
parture . schedule has teen arranged
whereby the Georgia will leave Tuget
sound on June If. the Wisconsin on Juno
22, Illinois on June 20, Kentucky on Juno
25, Nebraska on June 27, Rhode Island,
Virginia and New Jersey on June ZS,
Kearsarge on June 29.
The cruiser Charleston and gunboat
Yorktown are still at Bremerton and no
orders for their future movement have
An Interesting experiment is oon to bt
made when the torpedo destroyers perry
and Preble and the torpedo boat Farragut
will be taken In tow by the cruisers Penn
sylvania and West Virginia to Ban IMcgo
bay. If the experiments proves a succes.4
the little craft of the Pacific flotilla will
be towed to Honolulu later In the sum
mer. All the vessels of the Pacific fleet are
scheduled to return her tomorrow from
Ban Pedro and otiier southern harbors.
The Pacific squadron will remain in this
harbor until after th departure of tha
Atlantic fleet for Hampton Roads on July
T. It is expected that by July 4 all tho
vessels of th Pacific and Atlantic fleets
will be assembled In San Francisco bay
and the long lines of war vessels on t!io
amhorase grounds will remain iiiitiroken
until th morning of July 7, when the At
lantic fleet, beaded by th flagship oi
Admiral Bperry, th Connecticut, . will
steam out on th first long leg of the trip
around two-thirds of th world.
SHELDON AN ENTRY
Nebraska Delegation Decidei to Tmb,
Him for Second Place.
MEETS WITH IAV0S ON OUTSIDE
Men of Prominenc Are Looking
Nebraska's Governor Over.
VICE PRESIDENCY THE QUESTION
Head of Ticket Conceded to Be Taft
by Practically Everyone.
FIELD GOES ON RESOLUTIONS
Proves to Be the Only Contest tn
Organising; lrasWo Drlesatlom
and Hreosil Ballot Set
fFrom a Staff C01 respondent.
CHICAGO. June 15. (Special Teleg-e.m.l
"Taft and who?" Is still Hie question Star
ing the iivscmhled delegates in the face.
The Nobnuk's delegation tiled to help
frame tho answer at Its meeting this aftjr
noon by gi-ntly suggesting that no name
would grace the combination better or ad l
nore to the strength of the ticket tlcn
that of Nebraska's firt.1 natlvo born gov
ernor, George L. Sliehh n.
The proposal of Governor Sheldon's nsme m
when brought forward by Benator Burkett
met with tho hearty and cordial support
of every dclcgatu present, with the poxsllilu
exception of the povernur himself,, who In-
slsted that tile place should seek the man,
rather than the man the ptacc. The con
sensus of opinion was that In view of th
unsettled condition or the vice presidency
Nebraska should have Its candidate out In
tho open, where he ii.uhl be en snd his
qualifications disoust-ed without In any wry
thrusting him into a fcciunible for prefer
ment. The reception accorded the Sheldon boom
on the outside ha already proved mora
than encouraging and men of Influence
and leadership are seriously Inqultl.ig Into
his avallablllty-JUHt as Intimated In th(s
dispatchts several days ago.
That the burning question Is "Taft and
Who?" without remaining doubt us te
Taft. goes without saying, despite tlm
fact that a few third termers are still tak
ing soundings for .1 Roosevelt stampede.
The situation with respect to the presi
dent recalls very forcibly the famous re
mark of ex-Senator Thurston, four years
ago, when he exclaimed, "We are all for
Roosevelt but none of us want him." , Be
now the loudest third term agitators ar
the very ones who have been exerting
themselves hardest to defeat th legisla
tive plans of the president and who have
opposed his wishes at every opportunity.
They are the very ones who are against
Taft, because he Is too much Ilk Roose
velt. That explains why their talk does
not elicit more response.
The Nebraskans reached an agreement
on all points of organisation with compara
tively little friction. Th only semblance
of a contest was for the placo on th reso
lutions committee, which was finally de
termined after two tie votes n favor of
Judge Field over Senator Burkett, because
of tho feeling that the senator's Invitation
to make a seconding speech gave him A
sufficiency of the convention honors.
Judge Field was on the resolutions com
mittee of tho statu convention a year ego,
whoso platform put Nebraska on record
for Taft first among all the states, and
he frankly accepted the desire to help draw
the platform on which Mr. Taft should go
before the people. That Nebraska plat
form, It will be remembered, was out
spoken on several of the live Issues of the
day, and It will be easily seen where Judge.
Field etands by consuhli g Its several
All Heady for Nomination.
Everything is in readiness for tho gavel
to fall on what promises to be th biggest,
and most representative national political
gathering fn our history. In fact, the
country is growing so fast and so wide
spread Is the interest ir. oar political 11e,
that each succeeding convention of this
sort seems to set a new record over th
one preceding. The 1SW convention prom
ises to be no exception in this respsct.
While many of the old lamlliar taces may
be missing, the younger leaders are notice
ably Im evidence and they are not taking
back seats cither. It Is tnis younger ele
ment In politics which Is firmly set to th
Roosevelt Ideas, and its ascendancy make
It certain that the ticket and the platform
will be thoroughly Ucutevcltian. V. R.
MAKE PLAINS FOK NOTIFICATION
Ohio Delearatlon Accept Taft's Nomi
nation na Assured.
CHICAGO, June 15. The Ohio contin
gent accept the Taft nomination as such
an accomplished fact that they are mak
ing preparations for an impressive demon
stration when the notification of lils nomi
nation Is formally conveyed to nlm. l'h
question came up today when th delega
tion considered names for th varlou
committees and agreed to ask Charles H.
Taft. brother of the secretary, to eerv ou
the committee of notification.
Secretary Taft will go to his Cincinnati
home at the time ol Hie notification and
it was fell to be appropriate that his
brother Charles should have the honor of
representing Ohio when the notification Of
his nomination is formally conveyed. Mr.
Taft did not share In this ylew, uowsver,
and felt that his relations to the secretary
should eliminate him from the notification
committee. Mr. Taft was proof against
all persuasion and so the aelegatluu
turned to former Governor Herrlck, who
will doubtless be named on this notifica
The first formal meetings of ail th
Ohio delegation is fixed for this afternoon,'
when the following organization already
tentatively agreed will b consummated:
Chairman Governor Myron T. Herrlck,
Secniaiy A. L. Garford. Klyrla. ,
Credentials Committee Harry L. Daugh-
Resolutions commute wane cms,
permanent Organuatlon J. arrea
Rules and order of Business George B,
N ice President of the National Conven
tion Governor A L. Hart Is.
Member of National Committee A. L'
Vol ys, Lancaster.
To Notify President Myron T. Herrlek.
To Notify Vica President J. A. Martin,
The Ohio di 1 3allon is now her In
foice. ac comi anted by Cm lilaine club
of Cincinnati, the ul llcau Glee club of
'olumbus uml other Tuft 01 sanitations.
They tliruntted tho Taft headquarters, to
day, which were thrown open to th pub
lic for the first time and piaeat4 a
scene of great activity.
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