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    Convention Now Waits on the Credentials Committee
The Omaha
Looking Backward
This Day in Omaha
nuny Twenty Tea Ton Ag
See Edltorlaj Par of oaob issn
Generally Fair
Colonel Issues Statement at One
O'clock in Which He Says He
Was Named by Voters.
Will Not Recognize Convention if
Hadley's Motion is Defeated.
Independent Political Organization
May Be Formed.
One Leader Says the Bottom Has
Fallen Out.
Boom (or Hadley, Hashes, Cum
mins and Others Are Receiv
ing: Renewed Impetus '
at Chicago.
CHICAGO, June 20. Theodore Roose
velt before his political advisers and a
personally selected number of delegates
Instructed for him, late this afternoon
read a statement of his position in the
republican nomination fight and left to
them to decide what position they would
take in the struggle.
Mr. Roosevelt called before him two
delegates from each of the states which
have supported him and the leaders In
his campaign. After outlining his posi
tion declaring that he would continue
his fight on principles he had outlined
from the beginning, the colonel left the
room and the delegates and leaders eat
, down to deliberate what should be done.
! Colonel Roosevelt returned to the con
ference at 3:30 p. iti., walking arm-in-arm
i with Governor Hadley of Missouri to the
, meeting room. ,
'! Ha Nothing to Offer.
I Cblonel Roosevelt said regarding his
; position: V
"I have nothing to offer any man. Any
man who supports me will do so without
hope of gain and at the risk of personal
( loss and discomfort.
"nl either case I shall make my ap-
I peal to every, honest citizen in the na
tion; - and I shrill fight the campaign
through, win 'or lose, even if J do not get
' a single electoral vote. , .
lli-it-J10' .wlsn "a "Ingle man to sup
port me from any. personal feeling for
., me. - .
The Roosevelt delegates, after a two-
; hour session and after listening to Colo-
' nel Roosevelt's outline of his position
in the fight, adopted a resolution provid
ing that they should participate in the
: regular convention at tonight's session
and in succeeding sessions until it be-
' came apparent they could no longer take
part in the proceedings.
The caucus of Roosevelt leaders also
determined that between . sessions a
caucus should be held, to determine upon
the action of each session as it may af
fect their position.
Text of Statement.
Following 'Isythe text in part of the
, statement issued by Mr. Roosevelt this
afternoon: '
"The time has come when I feel that
j I must make certain statements not
jjmerely to honestly elected members of
I the republican national convention, but
to the rank and file of the republican
party, and to the honest people of the
entire nation. I went into this fight for
certain great principles. At the moment
I can only serve these principles by con
tinuing to bear the personal responsi
bility which their advocacy has brought
to me.
"On behalf of these principles I made
my appeal straight to the people them-
selves. I went before them, I made my
argument' in full; and every move I
made was in the open without conceal
j ment of any kind. The opposition to me
was extremely bitter, for I was opposed
;by the practically solid phalanx of the
I big, conscienceless political bosses, with
iback of them the practically solid phal
'anx of the big, conscienceless beneflcler
; Ies of special privilege in every form, and
of course the many big newspapers
which . are controlled by or In the In
terest of the bosses and special privilege.
"Nevertheless In the appeal to the peo
ple, I won.
Will Accept Any Nomination.
"We cannot afford to pardon a thief
if he surrenders half the stolen goods. If
the honestly elected majority of the con-
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
The Weather
Official Forecast
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha, CouncU Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair tonight and Friday; warmer to
night ' Temperature '
AAi, at Omaha
-ySg Hours. eg.
it 6
jnsv vfi'VIUV 8am
7 a. m 81
yLy ' 8 a' m
iu a. m n
M 11 a-m T
E " 12 m.. so
Tia 23
2 p. m )
? - 3 p. m 79
Local Weather Record.
, - 1912. 1911. 1910.1309.
i lowest last night........ 60 , 68 71 66
i Precipitation , 00 .00 .00 .11
1 Normal temperature, for today, 73 de
grees. . -
Deficiency In precipitation since March
1..3.90 inches. .
Deficiency corresponding period, 1911.
5.05 inches.
1 Deficiency oAnonflinv --i ioii
' inches. '
f Ml I 1
Threshing Over Old Straw
Credentials Committee Covering
Same Arguments and Reaching the Same Conclu
sions as Did the National Committee.
Editor of The Bee and Chairnvan Republican National Committee.
CHICAGO, June 20.-(SpecIal Telegram.) to debate. Otherwise the convention will
Measured by actual progress made run over ,nt0 next week several days,
toward the goal of a nomination, the sh"l known that the fourth day
day has been very unsatisfactory. The
convention proper nas neid two sessions,
but the delegates were merely brought
together to ratify a motion to adjourn,
everything beeing in waiting on the ere-
dentlals committee which, after some
stormy preliminaries last night, finally,
got down to business this morning.
The members of the credentials com-
mittee must now realire better the duty
that devolved upon the natlpnal com-
mittee in passing on the contests first.
I was In the committee room for a. few
moments, and found the hearings going
on In very much the same way as they
had been for us, except that the rules
allow more time for presentation and
argument and are wide open for discus-
sion by the committee members, with the
consequence that the same straw Is be-
ing threshed over and over almost in-
terminably. The commute had spent over
three hours on one Alabama district be-'
fore reaching a vote, the result being
afflrmatlon. of the national committee's
decision by 34 to 14, one not voting and
four absent. This Is the case in which
I had voted against the sitting delegates,
but In the credentials committee two La
Follette men and two Roosevelt men
voted for them and are in the totals as
When I looked In the committee was
taking up the Arizona contest and like-
wise discovering that there was a real
basis for the national committee's find-
lng and that there are two sides to all
of these disputes, of which only one side
had been exploited in the assaults on the
national committee.' .
It will be absolutely necessary in my
opinion for the credential committee soon the turn things take In the Siext forty
to modify its rules by fixing a time limit eight hours.
Even the Leaders Are Up in the Air
as to the Outcome.
Roinors of Bolt and of a Third Can
didate in the Field Kir About
Thick and Fast During;
CHICAGO, June 20.-Delay, uncertainty,
and possibly serious disorder, faced .the
delegates as the third day of the repub
lican national convention , opened. The
quick succession of events late-last night
and early too ay ift a condition of abso
lute confusion, and even the wisest of
party strategists did. not . this morning
profess to ' see into the situation that
would result after Chairman Root's
gavel fell at noon for the resumption of
the convention sessions.. With Colonel
Roosevelt calling on his foiowers to iis
regard the credentials committee and or
ganize for themselves and with the Taft
leaders conferring with the friends of
possible third candidates, the air was
electric in suggestion of heretofore un
expected complications.
Wild scenes and conferences as Intense
as any- "dollar wheat" panic that ever
swept the pit of the Board of Trade were
resumed where they had broken, off near
daybreak, when the delegates disputed
with scrubwomen for possession of hotel
lobby floors.
Crowding developments In the councils
of leaders and behind conference room
doors outside the convention hall only
partly seen and understood by the body
of the delegates, threw normally well
balanced men Into a state of near hys
teria, during which they swore, shouted
and gesticulated until quieted by Inter
ference of policemen or detectives.
Committees Get to Work. '
Pending the outcome of the uncer
tainty, the members of the various com
mittees selected by the convention post
poned their meetings and much delay re
sulted in this connection. The commit
tees prepared to resume their work when
developments showed what they could
expect to deal with.
Numerous reports regarding tho prob
able trend of the convention sessions to
day were In circulation. These were of
almost every possible nature, one how
ever,' which was general and which was
given credence by many or' the delegates
was that the convention would meet at
noon and immediately adjourn until - 4
o'clock only to meet and adjourn again
until' S p. m. for the purpose' of giving
time for the entire situation revolving
around the bitter Roosevelt fight to re-'
shape ltseif. . .
The question of the course finally to
be 'taken -by' Colonel Roosevelt and his
followers was heatedly debated at every
meeting of a group of delegates or poli
ticians. Some, professing to hold "Inside" in
formation on the plans of the Roosevelt
forces profess to believe that' the
colonel would lead his followers to an
other hall or auditorium to organise a
distinct convention and a new party.
Others declared with equal vehemence
that the Roosevelt contingent would re
main In the Coliseum and attempt to
hold a second, or double convention on
the same story with the Taft people, '
Figuring; on Futures. '
There was much speculation as to what
would happen if the latter course were
pursued. It was pointed out that Chair
man Root in such an event might order
the police and sergeant-at-arms to eject
the Roosevelt people from the Coliseum
for refusing to maintain order and follow
the regulations of the convention. It
was predicted that serious disorder would
occur in case anything of this sort hap
ptned. A number - of conferences of officials
of the convention and party leaders were
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
the Same Ground, Listening to
starts out tomorrow at a stage Kf pro
ceedings no further advanced than the
second day should have been. Visitors
who figured on being In attendance at
the momentous period have had their
calculations all upset. Many of them are
going away, but many more seem to be
coming. At least the pressure .for ses
sion tickets is growing rather than abat
ing, and for the first time I had to turn
down -quite a few Nebraska applicants,
because the supply was exhausted,
The chaplain today, the only one on
the program who carried out his adver-
Used part, was Dean Walter Wheeler
Sumner, -fco will be pleasantly remem-
be red as having visited Omaha a few
months ago and addressed the Commer-
cial club at that time. The dean greeted
me on the platform and recalled his so-
journ in Omaha with Inquiries after va-
rious Omaha friends he had met.
The Interval bettween the sessions I
utilized to circulate among the - delega-
tlons on the floor, . finding, many ac-
qualntances from all over the country,
some for Roosevelt and some for Taft,
but all of them most cordial to me and
free with congratulations upon my part
In presiding the opening day.
As far as anyone can see the lines of
the opposition, political forces' are being
firmly held and remain unbroken, yet
the air, is full of rumors and .'gossip
about bolts, dark horses and new
schemes. The Roosevelt people are not
as exuberant as they were, and the Taft
people are impatient at the delay. Talk
of two conventions and a. new .party fs
not uncommon, and there Is some under-
curren for a third candidate, but whether
It will assert .Itself will depend upon
Hearings Granted to Many Who Are
Interested in Outcome. -
Subcommittee, With Ex-Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks as , Chairman, W
Work Out Draft to Present
"to Convention.
CHICAGO, June JO. -The subcommltie
of the committee on resolutions ; met this
morning , and resumed , its work . on the
shaping of the platform as if nothing had
There was a noticeable absence of "pro
gressives." Of the three 'Roosevelt mem
bers of the subcommittee not one was
present, and It was not expected that any
of them except Governor Hadley of Mis
souri would be in attendance. Both Mr.
Rowell of California and Mr. Lewis of
Pennsylvania were understood to have
east their lots with Colonel Roosevelt.
Governor Hadley's attitude left no doubt
In the minds of his colleague that only
other Important business would be al
lowed to' keep him away. '
.Owing to last night's hasty adjourn,
ment the subordinate organization found
it necessary to begin at the foundation
today. It had before It the drafts of tin
three platforms submitted by the Taft.
Roosevelt and ' La Follette leaders, re
spectively, and there was an announced
determination to give careful attention to
the recommendations of all of them, with
the intention of culling such portions s
might commend themselves to their Judg
ment. This was not an easy task in view
of the length of the Roosevelt and La
Follette documents, and the expectation
was that most of the day would be con
sumed by the' deliberations of the sub
committee. When the subordinate body completes
Its labors the full committee will be callel
in, and after it passes upon the work pre
pared for it a report will be made to thi
The Illinois, Maryland and Nebraska
members of the full platform committee
dropped in to say that though they be
longed to Roosevelt delegations they had
no thought of ceasing their work in the
committee. They were asked to sit with,
the subcommittee and accepted the invi
tation. Governor Hadley also appeared
toward the close of the session, saying
that engagements had prevented his par
ticipation In the morning work. '
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler sat as a
proxy for Mr. - Barnes, the New York
member of the subcommittee.
Many of the planks of the proposed
platform received attention and several
of them were put In final shape for the
consideration of the full committee.
New Hampshire
Women Are Denied
1 Rifehttothe Ballot
CONCORD, N. H., June 20.-By a roll
call vote of 208 to 149. the state constitu
tional convention today rejected a pro
posed amendment to the constitution
granting votes for women in New Hamp
PIERRE, 8. V., June 20.-The official
count of the votes at the recent primary,
It was announced today, .gives the noml-
nation for candidate for th.o republican
nomination for secretary of state to Gals-
tier hv 9ftO votes'. Tha announcement wum
a surprise, as the unofficial1 figures gave'ouM. That's nil tlure is to It.'
Hepperle the nomination
votes; -
by about 700
R&ord of
kHE republican national convention was called
to order at 12:02 and adjourned at 12:06.
after a session lasting just four minutes.
During this time prayer was offered, and a
motion made to take a recess, until 4 p. m. to hear a
report from the credentials committee. At '4 o'clock
the convention was again called to order and the cre
dentials committee asked for further time. Adjourn
ment was taken until 11 o'clock this morning, when
a report from the tredentials committee is expected.
At noon the Roosevelt members of the creden
tials committee agreed to push only the forty:elght
contests involved in Arizona, California, Texas and
Washington, thus expediting the work and doing away
with the likelihood of three or four idle days. ' The
committee had then decided the two contested seats
from Alabama in favor of Taft. v . '
As a feature of the morning hours a report was
circulated that Roosevelt had released his delegates.
This was quickly denied by the colonel, who issued an
ambiguous statement as to the conditions, saying he
was through, and calling on all delegates who were
still loyal to him to follow him.
An announcement to the effect that Roosevelt
intended to visit the convention at 4 o'clock brought
the announcement from Taft Floor Leader Watson
tHat no objection would be raised to the colonel's
Bryan's Fight Against Former
Judge for Temporary Officer
Proves Failure.
Opposition Vote Divided Among;
Henry of Trans, Kern of In
diana, O'Gormin of INeir
York and James.
BALTIMORE. June 20.-Former Judge
Alton B. Parker today was recommended
for temporary chairman of the democratic
national convention, ' which meets here
next week; by the committee of arrange
ments. Opposition was .made to Judge
The vpte follows: Judge Parker, 8;
Representative Henry of Texsis, 8; Sen
ator Kern of Indiana, 1 ; Senator O'Gor
man of Hew York, 1; Senator-elect Ollie
James of Keutncky, 3.
The committee dehated the question
whether It Would make the nomination
unanimous! , Judge,.Parker .was. jleolared
selected, having received the plurality
tTrey Woodson of Kentucky was unani
mously , chosen temporary secretary and
John o!-. Martin of St. Louis temporary
sergeant-at-arm. The committee was
still in session at 3:30 p. m.
Bryan is for Bell.
Theodore A. Bell of California, s friend
of Colonel . Bryan, was talked about to
day as likely to be named as permanent
chairman of the convention.
Just what candidates, if any, the Clark
and .Wilson forces will put forward for
temporary chairman was not learned.
Suggestions were made that the Wilson
people would seek to have either Senator
Culberson of Texas, or Congressman
Henry, also of Texas, named and that
the Clark leaders were looking to Senator-
elect Ollie James of Kentucky to lead
their fight for the honors of temporary
chairman. Senator O'Oorman of New
Tork sent word that his name must not
be presented for the position.
Some of the national committeemen fa
voring Parker are outspoken against the
opposition of Mr. Bryan, and declared
that if the question of whether Mr. Bryan
was to control the convention or not was
to come It would be better decided now
than' later.
(Continued on Second Page.)
California Men .
Say They Will Not
Act With Thieves
CHICAGO, June 20.-The California
delegation met this morning and prepared
a resolution announcing Its withdrawal
from the convention. Th4 delegates said
they would not' be bound 'by the action
"of a lot of thieves." '
Ohio is not expected to join a bolt if
one occurs. Arthur L. Garford, chair
man .authorized a statement that the
delegation was responsible only to' th
people and that .they were commissioned
to represent the state in the regular con
vention, not in any other body.
Hadley Badges in
Evidence Around
CHICAGO, June 20.-"Hadley for presi
dent" badges made their appearance
around the Missouri headquarters todav,
Their source was not traceable, but evi
dently record time" was made In' their
manufacture, Inspired by the ovation
given the Missouri executive In the con
vention yesterday.
Flinn Resigns from
National Committee
CHICAGO. June 30.-Wllllam Kllnn. new
national committeeman from ' Pennsyl
vania and one of Colonel Roosevelt's
chief lieutenants in the nomination fight,
confirmed early today a report that he
had left the regular republican organi
zation after an all night conference with
Roosevelt leaders.
'I am done with that commltl .e." li?
H. G. Wasson u Fllnn lieutenant,
I been bhosen' as his successor.
Convention's Third Day
Preiidant i'ia Jjjtorr
iaed Release -6f rielWitds. .''
Politics Diseased at White House,
bnt Nothing Given Out to the
- ' NrWapaper Mfh of Wash- .
. Ington,
WASHINGTON, June 20.-A report from
Chicago reached he White House, today
saying President Taft had authorized
Senator , Crane to release, the Taft, dele
gates to the natlpnal republican conven
tion following . Colonel Roosevelt's . re
ported action In releasing hli.
Presidents, Taft . Immediately , denied the
report, and after he' had talked with Sen
ator .Crane over., the long-distance, tele
phone White. House officials announced
that Senator prane,. had. 'denied' having
made any such statement. .
It was said the president's conversation
with Senator Crane had .strengthened hi
determination not -to agree to any com
promise. , , . ... ., , ,
.Taft Little Ulatnrbed.
. The tenseness , of , the situation-' in Chi
cago was reflected' today -at ithe White
House, although -President. Taft himself
was apparently little disturbed... He de
clined, however, ' to see newspaper . men
and officials announced that there would
be no statement from .hlrrr. until tAe 'sit
uation was. clarified. This i was taken' to
Indicate that new moves in. the game In
which the president Is the central figure
may be expected at any time! .
The members of thetoabinet dlscussei
politics with the president as long as he
was willing to talk on that subject- On
of them flatly asserted ; there would !
no compromise. , He contradicted the re
port that a third man might receive
Taft's support ' ' . '..
New York Booms .
Sherman for the '
Vice Presidency
CHICAGO, June JO.-The Nsw York
delegation planned last night to come out
today In a strong demonstration for Vies
President Sherman tor rcnumlna'tlon
The boom has been kept In abeyanoa
since ths convention opened, but with the
developments of the night looking mora
favorable tor the nomination of Presi
dent Taft, from their point of view, they
decided that today was the logical time
to bring forth their candidate for tho
"running mate" Job.
So far Governor Mead of Vermont has
been the only active candidate for second
position on ths Taft ticket. The pass'-ve
Interest of Mr. Sherman regarding the
nomination li said to be accounted for
by. his knowlsdge that the New - Tork
delegation - had his candidacy In hand.
This Is said to have been admitted when
the delegation refused to vote for na
tional committeeman. It being planned
to give the place to Vice President Sher
man' should he fall of renomlnation.
Governor Mead's fa'd lant ftlght
;!,at !7S delegates had pledged themselves
to him should Taft g?t the nomination.
addressing the convention. The visit was not made.
A conference of two memberB of each Roosevelt
delegation with the. colonel was held at the Congress
hotel during' the afternoon. Here another statement
from Roosevelt was read to the delegates, and they,
were left to determine their course of act.lon..
Efforts by Missourians to start a boom for. Had- :
ley were noted during the morning." Hadley1 badges
made their appearance, and other, moves in the di
rection of forwarding his candidacy were noted. Talk
of Hughes was also revived. . M ' j .
The committee on permanent organisation - de
cided to report in favor of making the temporary or-,
ganizatlon. permanent, without waiting for a report
from the committee on credentials.
The, subcommittee of the committee on resolu
tions began its consideration of. three platforms sub-,
mitted, and is working out a tentative" draft, ' to ' be
submitted to the full committee. -
' Attendance at the convention was the largest pf
the three days. At the( opening session fully 14,000
people were crowded into the Cdliseum; and many of
them did not, leave their seata during the recess.
Chief McWeeney of , the Chicago police force took
charge of the police Bervlce, and many complaints
were made against the methods he adopted. - j
Another Remarkable Outburst Fol
lows Adjournment for Say i
by. Convention. !
Pollc' Prepare for Possible Attempt
at Stampede or Bolting Conven- .
' ' tlon Within Cpliaeam, bet
. ,Noae Develop.
' BCt.I,ETIr.
CHICAGO, June J0.-James B, '. Watson
of Indiana. ; flo.or .leader , for ;.the Taft
forces in the convention, , announced at
2 p, m. that the! credentials .'committee
would not , 6 i ready to report at '
o'clock ond that' When 'the convention
reconvened? at hif apir -It - would 'bs
6nly ' to adjourn until tomorrow. ; '
Relative , to a report tftat Colonel" Roose
velt would appear it : tha coryentlbn - at
4 o'clock" and attempt to address , the
lWtfW;?Mrvi. YVatNOii."" Mt4tiVfc
tho jjolonaJT.WP!';. would W given
' n .opportunity te p k and ttij ' qoa
vehtlcrri jjld adJouVn jmnltdJaWy-thertW
ifter. , ' ', V-'.V.., ".V . .
Harry S.'New ixpreieed'tfte belief, this
afternoon "'.tbat 'thd c0nvMtton-)WW. MftMUUte: ', ;, ; -? ',,",.,
linabir to tlprsh'lts' wdrk'tbia wsynd The Roosevelt members of 'the credon-'
would hfcve to adjourn' over' Sunay.' "
CHlCAdO, June,' ,20.-xaetly four
minutes, f 12:06 to 12:10, was ,tne duration
of the opening' seaslon of thethird day's
session of the republican national ' con
vention.. The immense; jc'rowdi.. nearly,
14,000 people, who had .fought their way
Into the. hall aftet; anhopr, or; more in
line, -.tad only to go out Agafb. . , ( ,
Although the news of th situation was
developing nearly a mile away at the
hotels, the crowd around and In the Coli
seum today was In the most tense condi
tion . of mind. , .
Chief McWeeny toojc personal charge of
the police and his orders were so strict
and so harshly enforced that ' even
legitimate ticket holders; Including news
paper men,. were treated as if they were
committing, a' crime In desiring' to enter.
The various delegations ' began :. strag
gling In about 1130,; the crowds' at the
doors outside forelng'.them to enter singly.
The' band began playing popular airs at
11 o'clock and continued 'until -the gavel
fell. The music was varied1 today -by a
woman' signer, 'iwho was" heartily ap
plauded. I , ' V. ' -.- j .'' .
Scarcely -any, notice ,Was itaken of the
arrival -of Chairman-Root,; who" stood for
a moment, the target , for a battery of
photographers. . , , i ,.t
Opens with P.rayi., .., ,
Ths gavel fell a few-minutes after noon
and Rev. Den Walter.. Sumner of the
Cathedral of Peter " and Paul of fered
prayer. , , ', ,, '.
The prayer of Dean Sumner .was as
follows: - ......
"In the name, of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the, Holy' Ohost. Amen.
"Almlght 3od 'look . down we beseach
thee and bless the-convention' here as
sembled..' Grant unto, Its members, self
restraint, cool, judgment and. wisdom thai
their deliberations may Insure to the nai
tlon cfvic righteousness, industrial peace
and social Injustice; - that all men , may
'have an abundance of life and the mind
to serve. Tee. In goodly, living, . main
taining th. sanctity of the home and the
(Continued op Second;-Page.)
Iowa Will Not , Bolt
CHICAGO, June a.-lowa: teil dele
gates who are pledged to Senator A., B.
Cummins, will not bolt the convention
according to , Senator W. S.f Kenyon of
lowa, campaign manager ior cummins.
The Cummins ' delegation ntr -' vH
bolt," said Aenaior Henyoii, . tast, nigu-
Thts talk. about bolting ought to be set
down on. Let the two tactions fight It
out In the convention. 'Have' I been
talking to other progressives on the
advisability of organizing a' new party?
No sir,! I think the republican party Is
capable of managing the present situa
tion. Right la .bound . to prevail In the
end. There is not much doubt that some
of the contests were not settled on their
merits, but I think the number has been
txnggcrated. , . , --.
"As for our candidate,, we have not n
fighting chance, but, we ihave a. good
cot promise chance. Everything depends
upon a deadlock which we believe will
come.. , ... . - -
St. Clair of Idaho and Cady ol Wis
consin, Members of Committee !
' '' Vote with Majority.
Roosevelt Delegates Return and
Take Fart in Proceedings.
Served on All Contestants.
Malby Denies that Steam Roller
; Methods Will Be Employed. ' ;
Taft Men Contend Ther Can Show
that Attempt Was Made ta Hie- .
. gaily Secure Renrese
" tation. ,
JO. -A motion to seat the two Roosevelt
delegates from the Ninth Alabama dis
trict was defeated, 34 to 14. C. St. Clair
of Idaho, known as a Roosevelt man. and
9. H. Cady of Wisconsin, Voted against
the Roosevelt delegates. ,
, Those voting for the Roosevelt dele
gates were: Illinois, , R. R. , WcCormlckj
Kansas,. Ralph Harris; Maine, Jesse M.
Llbby; Minnesota, Hugo T. Halkert; Ne
braska, H. G.Backett; New Jersey,. J,,
Boyd Avis; Missouri, Jesse Tollertor;
North Carolina, ,C, H. . Cowles; North
Pakota, W S. louder; Ohio, , John J.
Sullivan; Oklahoma, Daniel Norton; Ore
gon, A. V. Swift; Pelnsylvanla,. Lex N.
Mitchell; West Virginia,. Harry Shaw.
The Roosevelt members absent wero
Francis J. Heney, California; E. G. Car
rlngton, Jr., Maryland; S. X. Way, South
Dakota. ,.
' The committee then' seated the two Taft
delegates from the Ninth district by a
record vote of 84 'tot 13. The committee
then recessed until 2!30 o'clock. r
. The motion to seat tha Taft delegates
was made by Eitabrook of New Hamp
shire and ths substitute motion to seat
the "Roosevelt men by Avis of New Jer
sey." , '
. No eshtbitlon of fsollng accompanied
tHe defeat 'of the Roosevelt resolution, ,
J. Ar Tolletqn of Mhwouri atd",he tii.i '
Ilitened 1 to moro than two hours' ol
argument without being Able to decide
flow to vote. He later asked permission;
to register his' vote Wr tho Roosevelt con-
tlals , committee, acting Under the sug
gestion of Colonel RooBevelt, returned to
the meeting, of. that committee today.
Their statement last night that they had
"left the committee for good" was fol
lowed by' a decision to go back and par
ticipate. In .the hearing of contest caees.
, Under; the .. revised rules the Roosevelt
men. claimed .they bad won their chiet
points, namely,; to, secure the Introduction
of jnew , evidence and to secure greater
time for debate. ,
, More than an hour and a quarter was
occupied by. tha Roosevelt attorneys In
presenting tt Roosevelt side of the first,
case called, that of tho Ninth Alabama
district . , - . . .. . '
Members of . the committee expressed'
doubt as" to the possibility of concluding
the seventy-two contest hearings in time
to make a report to tha national conven
tion this afternoon.' . '. ..' 4 '
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Some Roosevelt Men Absent.
The -roll 'Call showed the following
Roosevelt men, absent:
Henry, California; McCortnlck, Illinois;'
Harris, Kansas; Covington,; Maryland;
Cowles, North Carolina; Norton, Okla-r
noma; Ray, South Dakota;, Cady, Wis-,
consln. .. ' ,,
. Halbflrt declared seven of ths men who
left .the room last night were still absent..
He asked for a delay until they could ar
rive. , - ,- . .. , :
Chairman Devine said the meeting hour
already had been long passed and: that
contestants were ready and -waiting to ba
heard, i i .... , . ' , ,-
George R. Malby of New ,Tork and P.
W. Estabrook of ' New Hampshire de-'
manded the "delaying -tactics" -of th
Roosevelt men be stopped.'
- "Oh, I know you aro going to use -tho
steam roller methods," said Halbert. ,
"Not at all," returned Malby, "we want
to do business and -you want to prevent
Its being. done.",-
Want Only Fair Play.
, Halbert said he wanted "only fair play."
"Oh yes," shouted . several' committee
members, "you acted Hkejt last night."
The committee at 10 o'clock contained
the. following Roosevelt men: 1 -v
C. 'Sticker, Idaho; Jesse M. f Llbby,
Maine; Hugh T. Halbert. Minnesota
Jesse Tollerton,, Missouri; H. E. Sackett..
Nebraska; J. Boyd' Avis, New Jersey; W
8. Lauder, North ..Dakota; JT J. Sullivan..
OWo; A. V. Swift, Oregon; L N. Mitch-
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