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Convention Upholds Decisions of the National Committee
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VOL. XLII-NO. 4.
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fourth Day of the Convention Opens
with President Taft the
THIRD MAN TALK GROWING LESS
Report Colonel Wants Independent
Convention Held in August.
TO INVITE ALL PROGRESSIVES
Kenyon and Prouty Active in Inter
terest of Cummins of Iowa. '
DELEGATES ANXIOUS TO FINISH
Members of Credentials Committee
Not Ready with Report.
PLATFORM MAY 'START DEBATE
Final Plans Discussed at Breakfast
: Councils and 'steps Taken by
Leaders . to Bring About
HICAGO, June 21. The fourth day of
the convention - opened with President
Taft a strong favorite for renomlnatlon,
possibility of a third candidate as second
choice In the betting, and Colonel Roose
velt apparently out of the race so far as
this particular convention Is concerned.
Delegates to the fifteenth national con
vention, frankly tired and eager to return
to their homes, today prepared for de
cisive action at the Coliseum after three
days of -Skirmish firing between the Taft
and ' Koosevelt forces, that had resulted
in nothing but tangible delay.
However, as the hour for formal re
sumption of the convention sessions drew
near there was increased discussion of
just what actlOA .would be taken t by the
Koosevelt forces during the day. Repeated
efforts were made to get from Colonel
Roosevelt the details' of his further plans,
but without immediate avail.
Many were inclined to think that the
plan of "passive resistance," mapped out
by the Roosevelt managers, would be
discarded before it had been placed in
fair working order. According to this
plan the Roosevelt delegates were not to
vote on motions connected with, the work
and organisation of the convention, but
were to place Colonel Roosevelt's name
in nomination. '
Also, if a candidate Is nominated kwlth
Ihe votes 61 ?,the alleged "fraudulent"
delegates, , it was- announced that the
Roosevelt forces would call a convention
in Chicago for the first week In August,
to which all progressives -will be Invited
and at which it is expected that Colonel
Roosevelt will be nominated for the presi
dency. According to one of the progressive
newspapers Woodrow Wilson would be
selected as Colonel Roosevelt's running
Active for Cummins.
With the approach of the time for nomi
nations United States Senator W. D. Ken
yon and Congressman S. E. Prouty of
Iowa were particularly active in behalf
of the candidacy of Senator Cummins.
Both said they expected Important de
velopments today that might decide the
chances of the Iowa senator's success.
There were strong indications in the
Taft camp that the leaders had gotten
together iri their program and that the
sessions of the convention today might
bring forth a clean cut outline of what
these leaders intended to do. Final plans
were discussed at breakfast councils, dur
ing which communications were received
from nearly all state leaders as to late
developments last night.
Meanwhile the veteran lpaders in com
mand of the Taft campalgu used their
political genius adroitly for the purpose
of disintegrating the Roosevelt support
They were reported to have encouraged
dark horse compromise talk at every, op
portunity and in other ways to turn ths
fire from their candidate until the pre
liminary steps in the organization of the
convention had been concluded.
Congressman William B. McKinley of
Illinois, President Taft's campaign man
ager, Insisted that at no time had he con
sidered a third candidate. He declared
that all talk of a compromise candidate
had come from the Roosevelt men and
that none of it had been given his' sanc
tion either directly or indirectly.
Taking cognizance of the ' situation as
appeared to him before the convention
was called to order BicKlnlej declared
that the Roosevelt forces were demoraL
ized and disorganized to an extent which
would preclude any further united action
in or out of the convention.
Taft Leaders Confer.
The Taft leaders went into conference
early-today for the purpose of advancing
plans for both day and night sessions of
the convention with a view to winding
up the convention certainly by Saturday
'.'There is absolutely no reason," said
one of these leaders, "why these dele
gates should be forced to remain in Chi
cago over Sunday. Many of them, who
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Day Establishes Two Things
Shows Regulars Have Votes Enough to Control the Convention,
and that the Roosevelt Men Are Not Going to Bolt
Will Go Over Week.
BY VICTOR ROSE WATER,
Editor of Th Bee and Chairman Republican National Committee.
CHICAGO. June 21.-(Speclal Telegram.)
Today's convention proceedings settled
definitely two things. It demonstrated
first that the regulars are in undisputed
control of a majority of th4 delegates on
anything like a test vote, although the
margin is fairly close and a little variable.
In the second place It punctured corn-
pletely the talk of a bolt and disposed of now pagged. Delegates cannot in decency
the veiled threats that the Roosevelt fo- walk out after they have participated
lowers would refuse to participate further jn tne proceedings of the convention for
in the proceedings if their demand for tnree dayg- jf there wag t0 justfica
the unseating of pretended tainted dele-i t(on for a bolt ,t nad t0 Come tn, flm
gates was not complied with. aay 0r at least on the first test vote.
The convention, by roll call after roll jhe pian for the , Roosevelt delegates
call, affirmed successive reports of the t0 git silent in their places has also been
committee on credentials, ratlfytng the
findings of the national committee in con-
test cases. On one of the roll calls the
vote went up to 606 and the lowest ,was
512. with six or eight not voting.
On the low vote, the Roosevelt peopl
had wtih them all the La Follette and
Cummins strength and enough Taft men
to offset whatever ' losses- they encoun
tered where Taft men are under Roose
velt Instructions. Unless the lines are
broken, then. In a manner which can
not now be foreseen, ' Roosevelt Is out of
It so far as a'nomlnation at this con
vention is concerned.
Before coming to the contests, Chair
man Root permitted another vote on the
resolution which Governor Hadley tried
to get in the first day while I was In
the- chair, to rule out the seventy-odd
delegates against which the Rooseveltians
had made protest. This resolution was
offered in connection wtih the report on
the Alabama case, and Chairman Root
ruled erroneously, I believe, that the two
Alabama men could not vote on It. I
CONVENTIONS A RECESS
Adjournment Taken Till Ten O'clock
TAFT WINS CALIFORNIA CASE
Vote of Five Hundred and Forty
' ' Tvo 'to- Lay Motion W Table
k-viTv Voce Votes
CHICAGO June 21. A motion to lay on
the table a.proposltlon to unseat two Taft
delegates from California- was passed by
the convention-late today.
Missouri decided it for Taft. Before it
cast' Its vote It stood 62 to 60K Taft won
542 to 629, a margin of only two votes
above the necessary 540. Missouri 'passed
when called In the regular order.
. Next came the unanimous report of the
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Eeady to Go Before
'-. CHICAGO, June 21. When the resolu
tions committee adjourned at 11 a. m. to
permit its members to attend the repub
lican convention the platform virtually
was completed. The draft of the docu
ment, read to the full membership, ap
parently proved acceptable.
.The members generally expressed satis
faction over the planks dealing with
monopoly and the courts.
The platf6rm Is more concise tt.an those
of the recent past. It is especially note
worthy in that it does not deal with par
ticular measures, but rather with issues
in general. No direct reference by name
is made to any pending legislation. The
administration is commended and Presi
dent Taft is complimented for his "com
prehensive, fair and vigorous dealing with
all Issues." Tho administrations of
Roosevelt and McKinley also are ex
tolled. The committee will meet later in the
day to put the finishing touches on the
Idaho Will Not
Join in Bolt
CHICAGO. June 21.-The Idaho delega
tion advised Colonel Roosevelt today that
It would not follow his suggestion of re
maining silent in the convention and re
frain from voting.
Alonzo R. Crusen, chairman of the dele
gation, declared such action would be
"We are not bolters," said Crusen, "but
republicans, and for us not to answer to
our names when the roll is called would
be simply bolting. I gave Colonel Roose
vet to understand that Idaho's delegates
were thorough republicans and would
not follow any third party or candidate.
"This is the end of Roosevelt politically
if he proposes to take up -with the Hen
eys, Johnsons and the Forts.
"I have been disgusted with much of
the anarchistic talk I have heard in many
of the Roosevelt caucuses; it is unpa
triotic and unamerican."
One Man Killed in
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21.-In a re
volver duel between negroes and police
reserves today, one patrolman, John M.
Taylor, was killed and several others
Only one of the negroes was arrested.
Other members of the gang escaped.
They are believed to have been holdup
men who have operated on street cars
in the suburban district recently.
say erroneously, because their titles to
their seats were not involved in the
motion and Governor Hadley had pre
viously conceded to me that if the reso
lution were put to a vote, it should be
decided by all persons whose names had
been placed on the temporary roll by the
As to a bolt, the time for that has
given up, although they can hardly now
expect to accomplis any of the things
tey had declared' t6 be prerequisite for
them to remain. While not authoratively
advised, it is plain that their plans are
an up jn the air, and they are not sure
of what they are striving for.
How long will the convention last, Is
now the most frequently 'propounded
question. Most of the leaders with whom
I talked feel that it will go over into
nexe week for Monday and possibly
Tuesday. A few expect that the curtain
may be rung down at the conclusion of
the night session tomorrow. A Sunday
ecsslon is out of the question, as a rea
sonable showing of Sabbath observance
Is sure to be made, no matter how much
scheming and wire pulling may be going
on in the various headquarters rooms.
Interest is so intense that the delegate
can without doubt be held, but many of
the out-of town visitors will In that event
have a hard time to make their pocket
books hold out If they want to stay to
BRYAN IS FIGHTING PARKER
Appeals to Clark, Wilson, Foss
Burke and Baldwin.
WATTERS0N GETS INTO GAME
KentnckUn Afraid Bryan Will Be
: come - evlt Wa-t .
tUnal Committee VU
- BtXLETlX. 'V ,'
ROCHESTER, fa-.fl.j June- Jl.'-JUdgS
Parker has accepted' the temporary cHftir
manuhip of the democratic national con
vention... He refused to. comment on W.
J. Bryan's messages to prominent demo
crats, i .
CHtCAGO, June 2l:-Mr. Bryan, when
Informed of Judge , Parker's acceptance,
said he had nothing to add to his former
comment. He remarked, however, thfit
thus far only a subcommittee had dealt
with the- question. The full national com
mittee and the convention has still to
CHICAGO, June 21. Branding Judge
Alton B. Parker as a reactionary," Wil
liam Jennings Bryan today telegraphed
to a number of prominent democrats
throughout the country, appealing to
them to Join him in preventing the elec
tion of Judge Parker as temporary chair
man of the Baltimore convention. The
telegram was directsd to Speaker Clark,
Governor Wilson of New Jersey, Gover
nor Burke of North Dakota, Governor
Foss of Massachusetts and Governor
Baldwin of Connecticut and Mayor Gay
nor of New York City.
Mr. Bryan said today that he would
start for Baltimore tomorrow morning.
Colonel Bryan's telegram follows:
"In the interest of harmony I sug
gested to the subcommittee of the demo
cratic national committee the advisa
bility of recommending as temporary
chairman some progressive acceptable to
the leading progrtss ve candidates for the
"I took it for granted that no commit
teeman interested In democratic success
would desire to offend the members of
a convention overwhelmingly progressive
by naming a reactionary to sound the
keynote of the campaign.
"Eight, members of the subcommittee,
however, have over their protest of the
remaining eight agreed upon not only a
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the Coliseum for
CHICAGO, June 21. The prospect of
the republican national convention ex
tending Into next week has become so
imminent from-the proceedings thus far
that, the committee on arrangements of
the national committee took steps last
night to hold the CollKeum Just as it
stands for. such an emergency.
"I . have' communicated . with Stewart
Spalding, secretary of the Coliseum com
pany,!' 88 1(1 Cnalrman Harry S. New of
the committee on arrangements, "and
have notified him that In conformity
with the terms of the lease the commit
tee wishes to reserve the Coliseum in Us
present condition, with all the conven
tion : arrangements, for next week."
Mr. New would make no comment on
how long he thought the convention hail
would . be needed, but he decided no
chances would be taken.
Chinese Loan Contract Signed.
PARIS, June 20. The signature of the
Chinese loan of 1300,000,000 was completed
this afternoon by the delegates of th
groups of International bankers repre -senting
the six powers the United States,
Great Britain, Germany, France, Russia
What Happeri&t on Fourth
FRIDAY, the fourth day or the fifteenth national
TtpuMcan convention, was productive of one
result. The proceedings showed that the
Taft strength in the convention was unim
paired, while the Roosevelt forces lost ground at
every successive move. The actual time of the con
vention was taken up with the report of the creden
tials committee on the contest cases submitted.
Sixteen cases were reopened and heard by the
credentials committee, and in each case the decision
of the national committee was upheld. The other
cases, not reopened, were decided by unanimous vote
of the credentials committee in favor of the Taft dele
gates. The reports to the convention were made sub
ject to roll call. Governor Hadley undertook to se
cure the adoption of a resolution that would prevent
any contested delegate from voting on the contests.
A point of order was raised that Chairman Root had
already ruled that no delegate could vote on his own
contest. The chairman overruled the point, saying
he would like the convention to pass on Governor
Hadley's motion. It was tabled by a vote of 569 to
499. The minority report of the committee on cre
dentials was then tabled by a vote of 605 to 464.
Delegates from Alabama and Arizona were then seated
by a viva voce vote. The contest in the Arkansas case
was abandoned, and the California case came on for
debate before the convention.
After a long and acrimonious debate, during
TAFT GAINS MORE
VOTES ON FOURTH
Minority Report to Seat Roosevelt
Men in Ninth Alabama Tabled
by 605 to 464.
CHICAGO, June 21.'vVhen the
vote was announced on the Hadley
motion, Mr, Watson renewed his mo-
tion to table the minority report. It
was carried by vote of 805 to 463.
tfhsttfS tafl ,lllpates from the
Ninth Alabama district were seated
by viva voce vote. The vote follows:
Arizona' ; H
Arkansas . 17
Iowa . . . 10
Michigan - 20
New Hampshire 8
New Mexico 7
b New York 77
c North Carolina 3
Rhode Island 10
d South Carolina 12
e Texas 29
f Virginia 23
g Wisconsin 25
District of Columbia. ... 2
Porto Rico 2
a One not voting, b One absent, c One
absent, d One not voting, e One not vot
ing, f One not voting, g One absent.
to Be Impeached
WASHINGTON, June 21.-The house
judiciary committee voted unanimously
to report articles of impeachment against
Judge Robert W. Archbald of the com
merce court, who has been under investi
gation for alleged mlBbehavlor In office
in connection with a "culm bank" trans
action with the Kile railroad. The -.-
por'. will be made during the week of!
WORK OF CONVENTION STARTS
Members Slow in Reporting for Ses
sion of Fourth Day.
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE READY
i , 1 "
Majority Favors Seatltf Taft Dele
gates from Alabama and Mr.
McCormlck , Files His
CHICAGO, June. 21.-With the knowl
edge that the committee on credential
had not nearly completed Its work, delo
gates to the republican national conven
tion were slow to mov toward the Coli
seum this morning for the session sched
uled to begin at U a. m. Up to 10:4!
o'clock only a handful of delegates were
in their seats, but from this time on tlioy
poured In from every alalewayi It was
1V2 when th convention ponvsned.
Conflicting reports had sons abroad M
to the Intention of th leaders. - It wu
varlUBly rumored that there would be a
recess until 8 p. m., an adjournment until
tomorrow, and that .the convention,, would
proceed to consider- at ones ,siich; con'
tested cases as the committee had de
cided at the convening hour.
It was expected the Roosevelt forces
Would make their last big fight , in the
convention today. They .had expected to
make their stand on the credential r
port as a whole, but they, were prepare i
to meet the change of. plans and fight a'.
the way through on the individual cases
The galier'les filled up very slowly and
ten minutes after the scheduled time for
calling the convention to order hundreds
of chairs were vacant.
Woman with HI Hat There.
High above the noise from shuffling
feet and shifting chairs throughout th
big auditorium rang out a clear soprano
in a coon song. A handsome woman,
dressed in a blue tailored suit and wear
ing a big red hat appeared far up ):
the band stand, just under the steel gird
era of the roof, and, accompanied by the
orchestra, sang several songs.
At 11:20 word came from the creden
tials committee that opposition to a par
tial report had arisen. Pending further-
word from the committee Chairman Rooi
made no move to call the convention to
In the lull the New Jersey delegates
rose in their seats and delivered the
Jersey yell that has become familiar In
West Virginia answered New Jersey and
the shrill xhrlek of the Callfornlans
joined In for a time. But the demonstra
tion did not develop and the yelling sub
The Roosevelt delegates from Massa
chusetts bloesomed out wlUi a new Roose
velt yell, announcing their eighteen
votes for Roosevelt. They brought New
Jersey,' west Virginia and California
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R00SEVEIT LEADER WHO IS RE
FUSING TO BOLT.
SUXATUR WILLIAM E. BOKA1I
;;.7 - :1
Hi 'irj ".il
Day at Chicago
which much disorder was noted, especially from the
galleries, the two Taft delegates from the Fourth
California district were seated by a vote of 542 to
629, seven delegates not voting. Other Taft delega
tions were seated by a viva voce vote.
At 8:40 o'clock . Friday eveniug the convention
adjourned until 10 o'clock 6n Saturday morning.
The Idaho delegates, following the lead of Gov
ernor Hadley, served formal notice on Colonel Roose
velt they would not bolt the convention, nor would
they adopt the plan of passive resistance, suggested
by him. Other delegations dropped the passive re
sistance plan, determined to act in the convention to '
Chairman New of the arrangements committee
is planning for the use of the Coliseum for a portion
of nest week, acting on the assumption that the con
vention will not finish its work by tonight.
The platform committee reported during the day
that it was almost through with, its labors and ready
to report to the convention.
From Roosevelt headquarters came stories of the
intention of the colonel to wait until after the Balti
more convention, then to call a national gathering of
"progressives" of all parties for the purpose of plac
ing In nomination a national ticket. It was reported
that this was to be headed by Roosevelt and Wilson.
From democratic headquarters at Baltimore came the .
announcement that no democrat would run on the
same ticket with Roosevelt.
ON TEST VOTE
Governor Hadley's Motion to Pre
vent Contested Delegates from
Voting is Tabled. ,
CHICAGO, June 21. The Hadley
resolution to exclude delegates whose
seats were contested from voting was
tabled 669 to 499. The vote by
California . . . ... . ,
. . 2 '
Minnesota . .
MiKslssippi . . ie
Montana . ... . ... 8
New Hampshire........ 8
New Jersey ...........
New Mexico 7
a New York 76
North Carolina 3
Oklahoma , 4
Pennsylvania . 12
Rhode Island 10
b South l'ar!ona 12
o Texas . 20
District of Columbia.... 2
lrto Hico 2
Total vote. ..... . . ..509
Two contested delegates not voting,
u One not voting. b One not voting;
c Two not voting, d One absent.
Robbers Crack the
Safe and Escape
M'ALESTKR, Okl., June 21.-The ex-plot-iin
of eight charges of dynamite used
by five robbers to crack the safe of tho
First bank of Bokchlto. Okl., near
here,, early today , aroused residents of
the town Hastily arming themselves,
the citizens gave battle to the robbers.
Mure than fifty shots were exchanged,
but the bandits escaped with cash atW
matsd at $3,000. Two citizens wcr
IJL'RAXT. Okl., June 21.-Si.-orea of
armed men from Uokchlto, Durunt and
McAltetcr are scouring the country for
bandit who robbed the First State bank
of Bokchlto cf 13.00C today and in an
hour's battle with citizens, probably fa
tally v.Munafd Robert Kelly and hurt
Dudley Uorau. Hundreds of shots were
Roosevelt Man Makes Strong Objec
tion to Submitting Action on
CALL TO ORDER COMES AT 12:26
Report on Ninth Alabama District
for Taft Presented.
MINORITY REPORT ALSO COMES
Hadley Moves to Submit it for the
Majority Report ! ;
TAFT DELEGATES ARE SEATED :
Committee on Test Veotes Stands
Thirty-Three to Fifteen. i
COMMITTEE SITS ALL NIGHT j
California and Indiana Caaes Are
Debated at Ienth -Insnltlns
Letter from California Dele- j
gates la Returned.
CHICAGO. June 21.-The als Taft dele- j
gates from the First, Second and Third '
Washington districts were seated by tha j
credentials committee without debate,
after the decision 1 nthe case of the dele-
gates-at-large. No roll call was asked '
for. , '
The Mississippi contests, involvlnn
eighteen delegates, were consolidated into
a single case and taken up by the cre
dentials committee under an agreement'
for an hour's debate.
' The eight Taft delcgates-at-large from
Washington were seated by tha creden-,
tlals committee by a vote of 28 to 15.
The six Taft delegates-at-large from
Michigan, headed by John D. Mackay,
were seated. The roll call showed 29 ayes
to W noes.
CHICAGO, June 21.-Oovernor Hadley
presented a resolution which would pre
vent a vote on the question by any of ,
tha delegates now under contest. . . ;., ; ,
James. W, Wadsworth, Jr., of New York
raised the point of order that the chair
had already ruled that only the dele-
Sates specifically named in any given,,;
case were Ineligible to;,vote,. . ; '
Chairman Root Overruled the point of.
ordei but .said he did so because he
wanted the cbnventlon to pass upon ' a '
point so ylUHy important to the inter
ests of the republican party.
Mr. aWtson moved to lay the motion
on the table: end the clerk, was directed
to call the roll. The motion prevailed
by a vote of 668 to 489, ten delegates not
CHICAGO, , June; 21. Chairman Root
called the convention to order at 12:36.
After the prayer, he announced the first
business to be the report of the com- l
mlttee on credentials. '
' The report recommended the seating of
the Taft delegates In the Ninth Alabama '
district. The report was presented by ;
W. T. bbvell of Washington. The re
port sustained the findings of the na- i
R. R. MtfCormlck. or Rlinols presented a ;
minority report in favor of the Roosevelt I
McCormlck said the majority report had
been "sprung upon" the minority In th
committee without time for a proper ro
port of the minority. He said he hoped
there would be opportunity later for "a j
proper presentation of the facts In tho
Chairman Root started to say that
while there 'Vould be, strictly speaking,
no such thing as a minority report"
! Instantly there broke out a storm of
hisses and "booing."' " ' ; 5
Mr. Root, coming to the front of th i
platform, waited for order and remarked :
that unless be was overruled by the con-
ventlon he would assume permission to .
receive the minority report.
It was the turn of the anti-Roosevelt
people to deride the hlssers and they did
Hadley moved that the minority Report
be substituted for the majority and !
adopted by the convention. V
Hadley asked unanimous consent for a
statement by McCormlck.
Robert J. Walker of Virginia tried to i
move to lay the motion on the table. The
chair ruled it out of order.. V '
Uunanimous consent was given and ''
McCormlck took the platform. " His tate- '
ment was one of dissent by the minority '
members of the credentials committee to ,
the majority statement of law and facta
In the Ninth Alabama case. . , , .
COXVENTION HALL, CHICAGO, June r
21. -At 8.40 this morning' the credentials
comm!tteo was still In session consider- :
lng the , contests. ; .
. huirn-.an Devlne said there seemed to '
be.no prospect of presenting a report to
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