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The Omaha Daily Bee
OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MORNIN'd. JUNE 17, 190S TWELVE PAGES.
VOL. XXXVII NO. 313.
SINGLE COPY TWO CLNT.S.
BIG MEETING BEGINS
Republican National Convention Con
renes at Chicago.
DELEGATES SLOW Dl GATHERING
Enormous Convention Hall Retplen
dent with Color.
OHIO MEN GIVEN TOOT SEATS
Mny Gueiti of Not ."a . Party
MUCH ENTHUSIASM MA.
Temporary Chairman Borrow '.
Address, Cheered On hy Tt'
and .Gar Decorattone
and Vat Hest.
CHICAGO., June 18. The door of the
enormous convention hall were thrown
open at 10;30 o'clock and the first of the
vlaitora, delegates and alternates began to
filter in. High up In tha girders of the
(Treat arching roof a band struck up
"America" and the first scene of the 1908
gathering was under way. Tho decorating
scheme In the hall was purely a patriotic
one, with gracefully draped flags predomi
nating. Ths defloration were not over
done, being confined practically entirely
to the balcony and stage.
The floor showed only the delegate aeats
and the state standards while blta of card
board at the top of the slender Iron posts
rising some eight feet from the floor.
Women ware largely represented In tthe
first of the arriving thror.gs and took a
lively Interest In the Incidents of the
U The bund kept the alr.gay with patriotic
music, -Dixie- calling out the first ripple
oC r.pplnuse. Then came the "Red, While
and I'.lue," and In the excitement of the
occasion ths crowd rose to Its feet. The
move wa a little previous, however, for
the strains of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
were soon wafted from the balcony and
there was an outburst of applause and
t First on the Pla
Senators Heyhurn and I
(' 1 and Representative Boutelle
v the f lrnt platform guest
First on the Platform
Borah of Idaho
Boutelle of Illinois were
to arrive. On
the pint form also, prepared to take up his
responsible duties, was Asher Hinds, the
The visitors' section filled more rapidly
than the floor, but the balcony crowds were
slow In recognising the more Important
men among ths stream of arrivals
Senator ' Chauncey M. tiepew made his
way quietly to a place In the New ork
section to the right and front of the, plat
form. Senator Kea of New Jersey was
rerngnlzud In the mldnt of a throng of new
Fifteen minutes before the hour set for
calling the convention to order, the dele
gate sections were not half filled, but the
music of marching bands in the aire.
poured Into tha -hall and ths parading
host were at hand. Fairly overwhelm
ing ths largo and eflclent corps of door
keepers ana UBIiera. IIIV uririi.i: ., j
a score of states crowded Into their piact.
Notable Guests Attend.
The notable guests on the speakers'
platform were slow In arriving. The
firft to appear were Ambassador and
Mine. Jusseiand of, France, who soon were
fulluwert by others of the diplomatic corps,
to whom the. president had allotted
Amnni? the other distinguished persons
on lie plutform were Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Gary of New York. Hon. Daniel Ransdell,
si-isi'iint-at-arins of the senate; Mrs. Frank
O. Lnwdtn and Right Rev. P. J. Muldoon,
bishop of Chicago; Mrs. Julius C. Bur
row. Mis. Medlll McCormlck of Chicago,
lie v. Pr. John Wesley JII11 and wife, Chl
m:o: Dr. Albert Shaw, former Secretary
ol tho Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald AlcLan 01 new ium, dcm
Jamlii Me Wheeler of California.'
Mi. Nicholas Longworth and Mrs.
Timothy L. Woodruff also occupied con
Mplcuous places on the platform.
It was nearly 1J o'olock when Ambas
suiiir und Mrs. Bryca of Great Britain,
reached the hall. Both ambassadors and
their wives were ths recipients of much
mention. Conspicuous anion tha Ulplo-
i " muts was Minister Wu Ting Fang of China.
M ums at Front of Stan..
In locating the delegations In tha body of
.u .HuMiInn I, all lit Ir, was artven the
front of the stage as compared to all oth
ers which have candidates. The men from
the home slats of the secretary of war wore
placed Immediately in front of the speaker's
rostrum and on the right of that official
as he faced the delegates. Directly across
the aisle was Indiana, on the right of ths
HooslerS was Illinois and Just beyond was
In the front row, on tha opposite side of
the hall to the left of Ohio, was Pennsyl
vania, and then on the extreme left came
New York. Directly behind Ohio were
Minnesota, Connecticut, Colorado and
Maine, Nebraska and Michigan.
Crowded close upon the rear seats of ths
Illinois (lien were Maryland, Arkansas,
Florida and Iowa, which la expected to fur
nish much of ths gunpowder for such ex
plosions as ticket plsce during the vies
Newspaper Men Crowded.
When the newspaper correspondents
reached their seats snd surveyed tha "fa
cilities'" provided fcr their work they were
indignant and exasperated. A storm of
cmaure snd criticism was at once directed
at Chairman New of the national commit
tee., who supervised ell the press arrange
nients. Elbow room was at a tvemlum
and for over-crowdrg, downright dtscom-
fort and general lack of adaptability to
I the purpoees for which thejr were sup
posed to be designed the press arrange-
- meuts of the republican convention of liOi
surpassed anything seen at any a ml'ar
gatherliig in many years.
A multitude of sergeants-at-arms, ths
friends of officials on ths committee cn
arrangements, stood at tha snd of most
every row of newspaper seats, occupying
space to no useful purpose and obstruct
ing . tha newspaper quarters. already
jammed to the utmost with correspondents
who had work to perform and fh the dis
charge of which tha chairman of the na
tional commute had placed serious anl
Those in' tho Crowd.
1 holding delegate tickets occupied asits
1 win. In the reservation for the state.' Mr.
Lucy A. Clark Of Brlghsm City. Utah, sat
under the banner of that state, two nmtt
fiom Senator Smoot.
Mrs. ,. W. Pierce, distinguished by a
nam mot n llkenesa of Secretary Tsft pinned
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SUMMARY OF THE DEE
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FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY Showers Wednesday; slowly
KOR NEBRASKA Showers Wednesday.
FOR IOW A Showera Wednesd; slowly
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Buffalo makes determined fight for the
Woodmen convention. 7ags 1
Jerome makes long answer to the
charges against htm in New York.
Arrangements at Convention halL make It
Ideal place for holding ths national con
vention. Pajre 1
Officers order the bodies of Mrs. Oun
ness and her children burled In Chicago.
Great steel cable for the Manhattan
bridge falls into river. Page 1
Evidence in the Boston structural steel
cases Is held insufficient for conviction.
Rainfall in Nebraska since April 1 Is
above the normal. Page 1
New faces much In evidence at Chicago
convention and younger element of the
party In control, though number' of the
old guard are on hand. Page 1
Republican national convention convenes
In the Coliseum at Chicago, remaining In
session two hours, during which the
speech of Temporary Chairman Burrows
of Michigan was delivered. Paga 1
Senator Borah of Idaho starts a boom
for Governor Cummins of Iowa for vie
president, said to be Inspired directly from
the White House. Pags 1
Strenuous fight against a radical declar
ation on the use of the injunction is kept
up at Chicago, Secretary Taft having de
cided that the convention must make a
well defined statement. rag 1
County Board of Equalization makes the
promised raises in assessments, the ag
gregate advance being almost 1100,000.
' Douglas county farm land was advanced
t per acre by Jhe county. Masjr, lu, Jjla
report to the Board of Equalisation.
t Weather man admits the deficiency is
finally overcome in the matter of rainfall,
while the Missouri river la at a standstill
and promises to stay within lta banks.
Alfalfa palace Is planned by promoters
of the National Corn exposition, the ex
hibits of grasses promising to of much
Importance. Pafe T
OOMMXSCIAX. AJIS UTDXTBTSIAU,
Live stock markets. Page t
Grain markets. Pag 9
Stocks and bonds. Pag
MOVEMIWTn OP OOEAJT TAaf SKIPS.
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GREAT STEEL CABLE SLIPS
Clutch on HeaTT Strand Loosens and
Metal Falls Into the i
NEW YORK, June 16. Just aa workmen
were about to permanently fix it In place
today, one of the great steel cables of the
new Manhattan bridge, weighing several
hundred tons, slipped from the clutch which
held it and plunged into the ICast rlvr, 130
feet below. In anticipation of just such
an accident all river , traffic near the
bridge had been suspended and no on was
injured. The only damag dona by the
falllnir eable was to ths clutch which had
held it. and a wagon caught under the
land end of the cable as it fell. The
clutch was set on fire by friction and
burned and torn to bits. The wagon was
cut in two as If by a saw.
IOWA PEOPLE'S PARTY TICKET
All Who Are Opposed to Corporation
Control of Politics Aaked
PES MOINES. Ia., June M. In state con
vention at the Iowa hotel yesterday the
people' party of Iowa placed a complete
state ticket In the field for the coming na
tional election In November. The delegate
alao declared for local option, fre trade
and a "d rect tax on what you possess and
not on what you consume."
Resolutions were also paassd asking that
persons who are opposed to corporation
control of politics to Join with them In the
J. H. Norman was president and 8. M.
Harvey wa ecretary of th convention.
The national platform formulated at St.
Louis in April was indorsed.
MRS. GUNNESS GIVEN BURIAL
Her Body, with Those of Fear Chil
dren, Will Re Shipped to
UA PORTE. Ind.. Jun t.-Th bodle of
Mrs. Belle Gunneai and four children, who
lost their lives In th destruction of the
Gunness house on April it, were today
ordered by Coroner Mack shipped to Chi
cago for burial next Thursday, In accord
ance with a request of Mrs. Gunness In her
Coal Mlno Plnnt Wreekcd.
Bl'TLER. Pa.. Jun H Th plant of the
Royal coal mines at Argentina, rvear here,
wa dvsiroved hr dynamite today. Th
losa will exoeed iO.Ouu, In additita to th
filant, th coal tipple, was wrecked and a
arg section of railroad track torn up.
Window la forty-six residence war hal
tered. For soma tim pa. a labor trouble
hv been xpertented at th mine and
recently it wa bUvd U difflcuUl bad
been adjust . .
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CHIEF FIGHT ON INJUNCTION
Strenuoni Efforts Being Pat Forth to
Defeat This Clause.
SECRETARY TAFT IS DETERMINED
His Mind Follr Made Ip to Insist
Ipsa Its Inclusion In the He
pnbltcan Platform at
WAtKorOTOir, June IS. Beflectlon
ovsr night baa only strengthened the de
termination of the war secretary to In
sist npon the Inclusion In the rspnhlioaa
party platform of th antl-lnjnnotlon
plank on the Unas of that tslegraphed
from Chicago laat night. Thrfor a long
telegram went forward from th War de
partment today to Prank X. Hitchcock,
Secretary. Taft's Chicago manager, In
structing him to Insist upon th anti-la-Junction
CHICAOO, June 1.-The Injunction plank
cf the tentative republican platform looms
up today as the subject of . the big fight
of the convention. Those who favor the
plank are more and more convinced of the
supreme necessity for Its Incorporation in
the platform, while those who oppose it
are making every preparation to carry the
struggle to the floor of the convention in
the event of failure to eliminate the plank
In the resolutions committee.
To fall to say that the republican party
la In favor of the ressonable use of the
Injunction, it is said. Is omitting the neces
sary answer to the charge which is antici
pated In the campaign that Secretary Taft
Is the father of the Injunction and approves
Its radical as well as its conservative use.
Positive atatements are made early today
In a denial of the suggestion that Washing
ton wishes to withdraw the plank. It was
Indicated that word from that quarter was
decidedly the reverse and that the command
had gone forth that the plank must be
adopted at all hazards.
No Claim of Strength.
All but five of the fifty-three members
of the resolutions committee had been se
lected this morning. Of this number the
Taft forcea claim 11 votea on general propo
sitions, but will make no claim of strength
on the injunction plank.'
Those favoring the plank plan to have it
scrutinised first by a eubcommltte of th
resolution committee. The else and per
sonnel of this committee Is one of the mat
ter being considered and will be finally
determined upon at the first meeting of
the full committee, which Is to take place
It is predicted this subcommittee will be
composed of nine, eleven, thirteen or flf
teen members. Eight of this number havi
been practically determined upon. They are
Senator Hopkins of Illinois, Senator Crane
of Massachusetts, Senator Long of Kan'
ess. Wade Ellis, attorney general of Ohio;
Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota, Represen.
tatlve Dalsell of Pennsylvania, Represent
tatlve Payne of New York and R. A. Ral
linger of Washington state. Of this num
ber Senator Crane and Representatlvea
Payne and Dalsell are counted on by the
opposition to the plank. i
Favorable Report Likely.
" There? seems no doubt after analysing? the;
personnel of the subcommittee and the
power, of the Taft forces to fully Indicate
Its membership, that a favorable report
wlll.be made on the plank, . perhaps In a
modified form, to the full committee, and
then will follow the report to the conven
tlon, with the possibility of a minority
report and consideration on the' floor of
There are other planks of the platform
which will also give trouble. These are
the railroad plank, which Includes a 'de
deration In favor of supervision of tha
Issuance In the future of stocks and bonds
by Interstate corporations; the trust plank
or proposed amendment to the Sherman
anti-trust law for the purpose of relieving
trades' unions, farmers' organizations and
kindred aggregations of persons from the
Implication of being illegal because of
their very existence.
The postal savings bank plank will be
vigorously opposed by the banking inter
ests. On all of these propositions the
plan now Is to open doors of the sub
committee for the presentation of facts
on -those subjects.
OXLY PARADE OF A DELEGATION
California Delegrntea March to Con
CHICAGO. June 10. The California dele
gation today led an imposing procession
from the Auditorium Annex to the Coli
seum. It wa the only parade of any size
organized by state delegations.
Headed by a band, the full delegation
from California formed at 11 o'clock and
Invited as their guests the delegations
from the Hawaiian islands, Nevada, Utah
M. H. PeYoung, chairman of the Cali
fornia delegation, pinned on nearly every
man in the procession one of the state's
gorgeous badges. This badge Is far the
handsomest used by sny delegation. It
consists of a bar of gilt bearing the name
"California" and surmounted by a golden
bear. The pendant Is a duplicate of the
old 150 octagonal gold slug, which Is at
tached to the bar by a ribbon of the
shade of the "Eecholtala," or gold poppy.
The delegations from the other states fol
lowed In the order In which - they are
named. At various point enroute, where
large crowds of spectators had assembled,
the proceaslon was cheered. The demon
stration, however, was not political, exc pt
that on one or two occasions some persons
In the throng cried "Hurrah for Bryan!"
and this created some smusement.
The marshal of the parade was H. T.
Power of Auburn, Cal., who saw that each
member from California had a state ren
dsnt mounted on a cane.
Just before th delegations began thtlr
march into the Coliseum each man was
handed a pamphlet entitled "A Vole from
Missouri, or Roosevelt's Re-election a Na
tional Necessity." Th pamphlet bore a
picture of Roosevelt on the cover.
VICE PRESIDENCY CAN
Administration Hna Decided Not ta
Tnko Hand Now.
WASHINGTON. June 16.-Thls statement
waa Issued from ' an authoritative source
An exchange of telegrams over night be
tween Washington and Chicago Indicates
that there wltl b no developments so far
as th administration la concerned In the
matter of th selection of a candidate for
vice president until after th platform shall
have been disposed of and a nomine for
th presidency shall have been named.
It la understood that the above state
ment was Issued with the distinct purpose
of avoiding a complication of tha vice.
presidency with that of the praldentlal
nomination, th result of which might be
to diminish Secretary Taft' ' strength by
creating enmities among the , friends of
thos candidate for th vie presidential
nomination who are shown to hav either
failed to recelv hi support or encourage
his actual opposition.
BUFFALO IS AFTER WOODMEN
Mew York tlrlesxatloat la Roosting
Hard for Neat Convention
of This Ordr.
FEORIA. III.. June 11 The fifteenth
biennial nations! hesd camp niee tng of the
Modern Woodmen of America was called
ta order by Head Consul A. R. Talbot thl
morning at the Coliseum. Seven hundred
delegates were in attendance, representing
membership of over l.OOO.ooo members. A
very strenuous fight Is, on for the next
encampment In 1911. Buffalo. Salt Lake
City, Dallae and Omaha are the leading
contestants for the next meeting, with Buf
falo In the lend, having a great many
eastern states behind It and especially the
entire New York state delegation.
The Forester drill teama number about
2.500 Snd elaborate preparations are being
made tor the prize drill, which takes place
The Camp Clerks' association closed I a
business session yesterday, with an ad
dress by Head Consul Talbot, who con
gratulated the clerks on their effort and
co-operation In realizing Ms ambition In
securing a membership of 100.307 up to the
time of this encampment.
Hon. D. 8. Meyers has withdrawn from
the field a a candidate for head banker
and leaves the contest to C. K. Korn of
Des Moines, la.
COLORADO DEMOCRATS AGREE
De lr antes I'nanlmoaslr 'Inatmrted for
Mr. Brynn nt Clenwood
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, t'olo., June 1.
The platform adopted at the democratic
state convention here today was In part
We cafl attention to th fact that every
reform accepted and every measure recom
menrieri hv the nresent national admlnls-
t ru Inn foe the corrertlon of evils affecting
or menacing the public welfare, or for the
promotion or general gou'j, are nnoiiuira
in the nHtlnnal democratic platforms of
189R. 1800 and 1904. and nave Deen op
posed by the repubitcan party.
The DlAtform concludes as follows:
R..nl vert Vhat In William J. Bryan the
democracy of Colorado recognizes a true
patriot, a wise, fearless end conservative
statesman ana a iiiuruuniwy umiwi ".
in the White House or out of it. no ma
chine controls him, no boss dictates to
him, no special privilege Interest can
him. Hla Independence, his ability.
his exalted patriotism, hie stainless char
acter, appeals to tne people or me nauun
Therernrp. we nereDy inairm-i me uric-
gate elected by this .convention to cast
their ten votes ior wmium u. m jm
president and continue to so oast them
while his name shall be before the conven
tion as a candidate.
DEMOCRATS SEE PROCEEDINGS
Sntacommlttee on Arrangements
Watch Merlins of Republicans
CHICAGO, June 1. Members of the
democratic national, committee on ar
rangements for the Denver convention met
here today to pa upon final nlans for
the convention. Those who attended the
Thomas Taggart of Indiana, chairman
of the democratic national committee;
Norman E. Mack. New York; Urey Wood
son, Kentucky, secretary of the commit
tee; John T. McQraw, West Virginia
James C. Dahlman, .Nebraska; John E.
Osbornr. wyqrnirnr. end :orr. C JHaJtva
of Illinois. .'
Th next session of the subcommittee
n'lll be held In Denver about June 25. The
details for the Denver meeting were said
to be practically completed. The members
of the subcommittee expected to visit the
first session of the republican convention
at the Coliseum today.
PRIMARIES TODAY IN FLORIDA
Second Democratic Contest Held After
Month of Hitter Per
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., June 18. After a
month of the bitterest sort of a political
contest the second democratic primary in
Florida waa held today with the governor
ship, a United States senatorshlp and many
minor offices as the prizes to be drawn.
The campaign for the gubernatorial chair
between A. W. Gilchrist of Punta Gorda,
local pptlonlst. and John M. C. Stockton,
prohibitionist, has been especially spirited
and today there was Interest from one end
of the state to the other. It has been per
sonal in a measure, charge and counter
charge figuring almost dally In the
speeches of the men. For the United
States senatorshlp Governor Napoleon B.
Broward was vigorously fought by Duncan
U. Fletcher, a Jacksonville lawyer. The
question of chief Interest in the primary
is whether itate prohibition or local option
JEROME HAS LONG ANSWER
Replies to Ch a raves Made Aaalnst Him
Before the Chief Ex
entire. NEW YORK. "June InDistrict Attorney
Jerome's answers to the three additional
specifications In the charges filed against
him by a committee headed by William F.
King were sent to Governor Hughes at
Albany today. The specifications charge
that Mr. Jerome threw dice "for a dollar
a throw and tho drinks" during the clos
ing hours of the first Thaw trial; "that
h Advised E. R. Thomas while under In
dictment in the banking cases to get an
other lawyer In place of the one who was
repreaentlng him, and that he offered Im
munity to AVllllam R. Montgomery, a
banker, under certain considerations.
Mr. Jerome's answer to the charges takts
up forty typewritten puges.
ICE AND BEEF PRICES RISE
Chlcaao Housekeepers Feel Effect of
Shortaaro in Snpply of Cat
tle on Hoof.
CHICAGO, June 16 Housewives were
called upon yesterday to dig deeper Into
their purses for dreesed beef, lamb and
pork loins, additional price advances being
about Vt cent, 1 cent and 2 cents a pound,
respectively. Prevailing high quotations on
stock on the hoof and a broadening of the
outside demands for th manufactured
products were held responsible for the up
turn in the cuts. The price of Rrtlflciul
ice also Was Increased from 2 to 40 cent
a hundred pounds.
WITNESS PROMISED IMMUNITY
Antonio Macalnso So Testinea In Ex
tortion Case In New lork
NEW YORK, June 1. Antonio Macal
uso, one of the principal witnesses for the
prosecution In the rase of Carl Fischer
Hansen, the lawyer who Is aicused of ex
torting IIS. 000 from Joseph B. O Brien of
Philadelphia, has been promised Immunity
from prosecution In exchange for lils testi
mony. This announcement wa made by Macal
uso himself while on the witness stand
today and wa confirmed by Assistant
District Attorney Smith la open court.
ALLIES KEEP UP THE FICI1T I
Cases Inrolving 110 Seats to Be
Argued Before Committee.
REPORT IS EXPECTED TODAY
and Samael Rlnnker of e
braska n Member of Sub
committee on Rnlra.
CHICAGO. June 1. The Jlght of the
allies" to have the decision of the na
tional committee reversed in the cases of
110 contesting delegates to the republican
national convention was carried before the
credentials committee, which was appointed
today, and began Its work immediately
after the adjournment of the first session
of the convention. The national committee
favored the Taft delegates in each of the
states and districts Involved In the fight
now before the credentials committee.
The number of contests the "allies" de
cided to press, however. Is Just about half
of those originally made before the na
tional committee. There was a disposition
on the part of some members of the cre
dentials committee to accept the decision
of the national committee without further
hearings, but this proposition was defeated
In a subcommittee of five by a vote of 1
to 2. In the whole committee there was
a motion made to lay on the table the
report of the subcommittee recommending
that brief hearings be granted, but It was
voted down. It was decided to allow ten
minutes to the attorney for each side In
cases involving delegates-at-large and
eight minutes to each side In the district
contests. The Alabama case were called
Just before 6 o'clock. If the plan agreed
on is adhered to It will take more than
fourteen hour to hear the contests. Ar
rangements have been made to have food
served to the committeemen In their room
at the Collsuem annex and they will b
in session until midnight or later. Every
effort will bo made In the committee to
expedite matter and have a report ready
for the convention tomorrow afternoon.
Taft'a Friends In Control.
The Taft forces disclosed the fact that
they were in complete control of the ere
dentlals committee of the convention within
a few minute after the convention waa
called to order. It had been expected
there would be opposition to the selection
of Senator Charles W. Fulton as chairman,
but when his name was proposed by O. R.
Fyler of Connecticut and seconded by
Harry M. Daugherty of Ohio no other
names were suggested, In spite of the an
nouncement that had been made that the
"allies" would make a fight for the election
of Mayor Charle W. Bookwalter of
Indianapolis, a personal friend of Vice
President Fab-banks. The election of Mr.
Fulton wa unanimous. J. N. Smith of
New York wa elected temporary secre
tary, although he ta not a member of the
committee. After the election of Mr.
Fulton, who Is known to be pro-Taft and
who sat as a member of the national com
mittee In hearing contest, methods of pro
cedure were discussed by the committee.
A time went and without word coming
from the committee room in the Coliseum
annex and no cues being called, a rumor
that the . committee would report to
"blanket" approval of the temporary roll
which had been prepared by the national
committee was strengthened. Charges that
the Taft organization had formulated
scheme for a "steam roller" disposition of
all of the antl-Taft conteats were mada
freely; In fact. It wa said that .Repre
sentatlve J. Bloat Fassett, the member of
the commutes from New York, had been
selected to make the motion that arguments
in the contest be not heard, and that the
recommendations of the national commit
tee be adopted. This report created great
excitement among those interested in the
contests, who were waiting in the lobby
Rlnaker on Rnles Committee
It was learned that, on motion of Mr,
Daugherty of Ohio, a committee of five had
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committee consisted of Representative J
Bloat Fassett of New York. H. M. Daugh
erty of Ohio, Samuel J- Elder of Massa
chusetts, W. S. Fltzpatrlck of Kansas and
Samuel Rlnaker of Nebraska. A recess
was taken to allow the committee to draw
up It rules.
All of the members participating in the
motion and the men appointed Sy Chair
man Fulton are friendly to the Taft man
agement. Members of tha committee op
posed to Secretary Taft seemed to be a
much In the minority a the antl-Taft
forces on the national committee,
All of the contest had been certified
from the national committee to the cre
dential committee. They Involved 219 seats,
and 21S of these had been given to the Taft
forcee on the temporary roll. Representa
tlvea of Fairbanks, Hughe, Cannon and
Foraker had designated counsel to look
after the interests before the committee,
There ws no counsel for the Taft man
agement In attendance, which was taken as
an Indication that dependence had been
placed in their being able to carry their
The attorneys for the "allies" announced
that they believed that contests involving
110 seats, or half of the whole number,
would be won away from Taft if a fair
hearing was given. They planned, there
fore, to carry only 110 cases before the
Factional Feellnn; Hitch.
The ten-minute recess dragged into half
an hour and then an hour without the sub
committee being ready to report Gossip of
all kind wa hi ard tutaide. Speakers of the
"allies" said that If hearings were not
granted on the conteits their proposed ap
peal from credentials committee to tie con
ventlon would be aided by the refusal. Taft
supporters said that all the "allies" desired
was to prolong the contest to glv them an
Oi)portunlt; to undermine Taft instructions,
The feeling between the opposing factions
was far more bitter than at any time since
the first few days' session of the national
committee, when the alleged "railroading
of Taft opposition came into evidence. They
stated boldly that they would not permit
more delay than they could avoid In di
posing of the contests.
That the committee of five members to
ionlder the order of business was no
unanimous was disclosed by Its prolonged
tesMon. After it had been In, session more
tl an an hour it waa reported that some of
the members feared the consequence of
mak'tig a recjmmendatlon of orerturntn
of the contest and that a wide difference
of opinion prevailed. At 4.50 p. m. the sub
committee concljded Its meeting and at
once, entered tie credentials committee
tontrats Are submitted
As soon as the decision to hear the con
tists wy announced by the committee the
counsel rapreaentlng Cannon, Fairbanks,
Hughe and Foraker submitted a statement
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great halljvell equipped
Colleenm A rran Beaten ta nt thlcaso
. Are Ahsnle to Care for
CHICAGO. June K.-Chlcago put forth
a best In the way bf weather conditions
hlch I saying a great deal for the open-
ng of th convention. A trong breeze
off th lake all day yesterday cleared the
Ir of th humidity which has character-
Ized the last fw days, and of the low-
lying cloud of sztiok which to most tran
sient visitor ia the synonym for Chicago.
nd a marked coolness and dryness of at-
mosphtre all th afternoon and night re
freshed the crowd of delegates and visitors
nd awakened them this morning ready
nd eager for th momentous gathering at
noon In th great coliseum on Wabash
avenue below Fifteenth street! where all
wa in readiness.
Thos who gained early admission to the
convention hall fousd the Interior a scene
of simple beauty tnA order. A more fit
ting or mor completely equipped place of
meeting could hardly be Imagined. Twelve
houtand seat In serried ranks fill every
available Inch of space save for sufficient
aisles and entrances, yet there la no ap
pear anc of crowding and none of that sug
gestion of temporary makeshift or un
safely that so often mark the place of
great convention. The aisle and plat
form were carpeted with strong matting of
plain and tasteful colors, and the steps and
rails dividing off trie reservstlons for dele
gates, alternates, press representative
and spectator give the Impression of per-
mantnc and safety.
There I Just deuuration enougn to beau
tify, without Interfering with ample light
and ventilation. Broad bands of color, red,
white and blue, veil the front of the gal-
eries which elttsnd round the hall, looped
up at Interval with red rosettes midway
between the steel girders which arch across
the hall Supporting the roof, and above
the gallery a similar strip Is draped upon
large, gilt, five-pointed stars. At the ends
of each arch are groups of big flags. At
either end of the hall an Immense eagle,
with twelve feet spread of wings, sur
mount a mass of flags. "Old Glory'."
dominate th scene. There I a,mple light
from window and skylights and should the
sessions extend beyond the daylight, great
clusters of arc light Insure ample illumi
Exit ar numerous and plainly marked,
and from the center Of each section of
seat a passageway or tunnel leads out.
Every precaution for quick egress In case
of emergency ha been provided, and for
those to whom the occasion Is one of hard
work and quick communication the facili
ties are seemingly Ideal. Practical men
planned the . arrangements of assembly
halls for pages, sergeant-at-arms, door
keepers, messengers and ushers; there are
rows of telephones and large spaces set
aside for the army of telegraphers of the
Western Union and Postal Telegraph com
panies. Ther are committee room, of
fices, reception rooms, smoking rooms, and
cozy, tastefully decorated retiring room
for th ladles.
There is also an emergency hospital, fully
equipped, with two wards, four beds, an
operating tabl. Invalid chair, two women
and four men nurses, and a staff of forty-
eight physicians. Most of th physician
ar merely honorary members of the hospi
tal staff, but they ar all subject to faB.
In case of need. As for the organization
of the mdlcal staff, which I under the
direction of Dr. George C. Hunt, chief
of the City Health department' ambulance
service, each section of the hall I pro
vided wtlh a doctor, two orderlies and a
atretcher. By means of an electric light
signal above the speaker stand, a phyal
clan may be called at any time from the
floor of the convention to the ' hospital,
even though the noise of the moment might
prevent the leather lunged announcer mak
ing himself heard.
The most unenviable position in the con
vention is that occupied by the band, which
is swung on an aerial platform among the
girders in' the northern part of the hall.
opposite the rostrum. There is communica
tion with terra firms by Way of a stairway
hidden by the bunting, but a casual Inves
tigator, would think nothing short of a
flying machine could land the musicians
on their perch. A buzzer at the chair
man's table enable him to control the
music by signal to the band leader.
Today's program wa to be essentially
preliminary, but when Chairman Harry B.
New of the national committee dropped his
gavel at midday It was to Initiate plan
as nearly perfect a often are ready at the
outset of a national convention.
The gavel used to open the convention is
ot. more than passing hlBtorlc Interest,
being .made from a log preserved from old
Fort Dearborn. The Inatde of tho cover
of the box containing the gavel Is left In
it rough hewn condition, showing the
deep, broad axe cuts. The mallet Is about
a foot long and around the head Is a sliver
band, beaming an American flag In colored
enamel. A silver plate on the box bears
this legend: "Made of hand hewn oak log
from a blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn,
the first outpost ef civilization under the
United State government in Chicago or
vicinity In the old northwest, 1803 burned
by the Indian and rebuilt In 1S1& The log
from which till gavel and box are made
I , In the collection of the department of
municipal history - and museum, Chicago
city hall. Jun. 1S." '
Preparation hav ben made for a five
day' convention, lasting until Saturday.
It may run the full five days it may be
completed In three. It depends to a great
extent upon the time cOns.imed In contests
before th committee oa cr. d. nt'als. It I
expected that the antl-Taft "alliej" expect
to bring befor th ommlttee tome 110 of
the original iU contacts. Tin numb r may
be reduced by ettlm?lt of various kinds,
but th hearing which nr asrured cannot
he cleared up In the crjlnary cour se before
Thursday morning, snd 11 . expected that
the convention wis hrt h:cvj run it full
course undtr th wtll-fcrtlablls'.icd average
of four days.
ROOSeVEXT'S NAMt WILL BE USED
New. Yorker Insist He Will Be Pre
sented to Convention.
CHICAGO. Jun l.-Joiin A. Stewart,
president of th League of Republican
LClub of Ntw York, committeeman of the
National League of Republican Club and
avowed champion of President Roosevelt
for 4 third term, yesterday !ssuet a state
ment declaring that President Roosevelt
would b placed In nomination, that hla
acceptance of rejection being "purely a
question of. relationship," he could do noth
ing but accept, and arguing that this, his
nomination, would mean among other
"Th election of the republican ticket by
an unprecedanled large majority, th car
rying by substantial majorities of Virginia.
North Carolina. Kentucky and Tennessee;
th election of every republican nomine
for governor north of the 'solid south;'
th ur return to the house of representa
tive of a largq majority of republicans,
th sur election ot republican majorities
In the legislature of these northern state
which will next year chooae United State
senator, and aha overwhelming domination
of New York' Stat by tn republicans."
HEW MEN IN CONTROL
Preatnt Republican Gathering: No
table for New Facet in Evidence.
SOME OF OLD GUARD ARE ON HAND
Burrowi Lauds Roosevelt, but Speech
Not of Stampeding: Kind.
TAFT MEN IN ABSOLUTE CONTROL
Vice Presidency at Much Up in the Air
as in Early Stages.
SENATORS ARE FOR FAIRBANKS
Hashes, Dolllver and Sheldon Being
Freely Dlscosaed Con vent Ion la
Likely to tontlnne Vntll
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
CHICAGO. June 18 (Special Telegram.)
Every big national convention Is like the
one before and at the same time different,
from all others. The present assemblage
of republican leaders from every section
of the country li the fourteenth link In
the continuous chain of parly progression
and yet Is made up more largely of new
faces than any of Its predecessor. It Is a
young men's convention, displaying the
virility of an organisation constantly draw
ing In new blood, although the remnant
of the old war horses are tlll there and
often taking mM Important roles.
The speech of Temporary Chairman Bur
row reviewed the glorlou achievements
of the republican party from Its Inception,
laying his greatest stress on th work ac
complished In these later dsys under th?
guidance of President Roosevelt. Hi
seemed to lose no opportunity to bring In
the president's name, which was greeiei
with tumultuous spplause at each repe;l-
tlon. So far as the onlooker could Judge,
however. It was not the stampeding -rt
of outburst that would be necessary to
wrench the well anchored " ship from Its
moorings. The convention must rlke
everyone as ihoroughly In the control of
the Taft forcea. The acq ileacenc of Wil
liam Taft In the selection of Senator Bur
rows for temporary presiding officer In
spite of alleged dlstastefulness In certain
quarters, had long ago stopped all threats
of recalcitrancy, leaving a smooth way for
the opening ststdon. Considering that very
few of the many thousands culd hear and
understand what he was saying. Mr. Bor
rows received respectful attenilon to ths
close of his remarks, which will sppeal
much more strongly to readers than to lis
teners. Platform to Snlt the Mnn.
The demeanor of the convention in its or
ganisation tends to strengthen the expecta
tion that it will not only make Taft the
standard bearer on th first ballot, but
also put him on s platform In complete
accord with his known position on big pub
. For the vice president the quesilcn. "Ta:t '
and whot" has not yet been d-finltely
answered. The senatorial spokesmen, and
there are quite a few of these lawmaker
In the various delegations, are engaged In
an apparently co-operative effort to so'.ve
the problem with a renoinlnatlon of Vice
The hope that Governor Hughe may :lll
be drafted la freely expressed and the
names of Dolllver and Sheldon are also .
being discussed. The term of adjournment
will depend on the amount of Jockeying
that may be developed In the convention.
Reasonable harmony of action wl 1 chss
the work Thursday, but It la more likely
that the vice presidential nomination and
tall-end formalities will be deferred till"
Friday. Tho organization of the new na
tional committee will await the wlshei of
the nominee. While several other names ars
mentioned for chairman, Hitchcock anl
Vorys are the two between whom the choice
is expected to be made. V. R.
GOOD ROADS IN 'I HE PLATFORM
National Association Seeks to Secnre
Aid from Government.
CHICAGO. June 16, The gospel of "good
roads" will be preached to both the re
publican and democratlo national conven
tions. Every Influence will be brought to
bear to have a "good roads" plank Inserted
in the plutform of each party. THIS pro
gram was decided upon at th first meet
ing of the National Good Road congress
here yesterday. Secretary Taft wa her
alded as the champion of the movement
Timothy Woodruff, chairman of the New
York delegation, in the course of an ad
dress before the gathering, said he would
use his influence In promoting th "good
road" plank. He laid he wa heartily in
favor of good roads throughout th United
States. Similar expression were given by
other who attended.
A meeting of the congress will b held in
Denver July 1. prior to th convening of
th democratic national convention. '
Arthur G. Jackson, president of the con
gress, read a letter from President Roose
velt favoring the movement.
Martin Dodge of Cleveland, a member
of the National League for Good Road
and business director of the office on pub
lic roads, Introduced and had adopted th
Wheress, No permanent system of high
ways was ever built and maintained In any
stste or county without the aid of th
general government; therefore, be It'-
Resolved, By the National Good Roads
congrers, assembled In the city of ChlcHgo
this lath day of June. 19". that it is the
sense of the congress that the general gov
ernment of tha Untied States should pay
at least one-Tourth of the cOt of con
structing and maintaining a permanent sys
tem of highways.
ITAH HAS A WOMAN DFLEGAT
Only One Who Has Ever Voted In Ra
CHICAGO, June 16. The only woman
who will have a seat on the floor of th
republican convention and who will be a
rejular delegate, came to Chicago yetter
day. She Is Mr. U A. Clark ef Ilrlgliam
City. Utah, and It is declared she will be
the only woinun who ver had a vots In a
Mrs. Clark came to the city merely an
alternate delegate. Three hour after her
arrival, however, the; I tah delegate went
Into caucus. Then It was foun-t that on
of ther egular delegates. C. E. Loose, of
Provo City, would not com to tha conven
tion. Thereupon the vacant position was
allotted to Mrs. Clark a a regular dele
gate. Mr. Clarkat la the daughter of on
of the early Mormon pioneers and la an
ardent woman suffragist.
WASHINGTON. June 16. Former 6enato
Stewart of Nevada called at the While
House today and saw the president. Mr
Stewart was especially Interested In hav.
Ing a strong plank on tha subject of Irrlga
tlon Includsd la th republican platform.
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