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Convention Renominates Taft for President ,
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ITS FAITH IN RULE
Resolutions Adopted by Convention
f Eenews Its Unchanging Faith in
FOIL TEXT OF PLATFORM
It Begins by Renewing Allegiance
to Republican Principles.
FAVORS GOVERNMENT BY LAW
Party Still One of Advanced and
UPHOLDS INTEGRITY OF COURTS
Strong Declaration Against Special
Privilege and Monopoly.
Plank Says Any Attempt to Substi
tute Revenue Duties Would
Result in Disaster to .
CHICAGO, . June 22.-The republican
part?, assembled by Its representatives
In national convention, declares its un
changing faith in government of the peo
; Pie, by the people, for the people. We
' renew our allegiance to the principles ot
the republican party and our devotion to
the cause of republican Institutions en ,
tablished by the fathers.
It is appropriate that we should now
recall with a sense of veneration and
gratitude' the name of our first great
leader, who was nominated in this city,
and Whose lofty principles and devotion
to his country are an inspiration to the
party he honored Abraham Lincoln. In
the present state of public . affairs we
should be inspired by his broad states
manship and by his tolerant spirit toward
The republican party looks back on Its
record with pride ' and satisfaction and
forward to its new responsibilities with
hop and confidence. Its achievement
in government constitute the most ' lu
minous pages iii our history. i,'
Our great national : advance has been
made during the years' of its ascendency
In publio affairs. It has been genuinely
and always a party of progress; it has
never been either stationary, or. reaction
ary; it has gone from the fulfillment of
one great pledge to the fulfillment of
another in response to the public need
and to the popular will.
Government of Laws,
i . We believe . in our self-controlled rep
resentative democracy which is a govern
ment of laws, not of men, and in which
order 13 the pre-requislte of progress,
The principles of constitutional govern
ment, which make provision for orderly
and effective expression of .the popular
will, of the protection of civil liberty and
of the rights of men, and for the inter
pretation of the law by an untrammeled
and independent judiciary, have provei
themselves capable of sustaining the
structure of a government which, after
more than a century of development, em
braces 100,000,000 of people, scattered over
a Wide and diverse territory, but sur
rounded by common purpose, common
ideals and common affection to the con
stitution of the United States.
Under the constitution and principles
asserted and vitalized by it the United
States has grown to be one of the great
civilized and civilizing powers of. the
earth. It offers a home and an oppor
tunity to the ambitious and the indus
trious from other lands.
Resting upon broad basis of a people's
confidence and a people's support, and
managed by the people themselves, the
government of the United States will
meet the problems of the future as sat
(Continued on Third Page.)
Forecast for Sunday and Monday:
. For Nebraska Generally fair Sunday
For Iowa Generally fair Sunday and
South Dakota Generally fair Sunday
' For Kansas Showers Sunday; Monday,
fair, with rising temperature.
For Missouri Fair and warm Sunday
Comparative Local Record.
' Official record of temperature and pre
i cipitation compared with the correspond
ing period of the past three years:
' 1912. lSf!l. 1910. 13.
Highest yesterday 82 96 8 82
Lowest yesterday ..... 60 74 72 63
Mean temperature 71 85 82 72
Precipitation 00 .CO .00 1 44
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal at Omaha since
March 1. and compared with; the last
Normal temperature 73
Deficiency for the day 2
Total deficiency-since march 1 199
Normal precipitation .. .17 Inches
Deficiency for the day .17 Inches
Total Vainfail since March 1.... 8-20 Inches
Deficenoy. since March 1 4.43 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911. 5.58 Inthes
Deficiency for cor. period, 1310. 9.77 inches
. f , " L" 5 a. m 60
w. -cy s.m x a. m tw
A 9 a. m..
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; CS JoX 5 p. m 80
6 p. m.. 79
JkrL-. ?P. m 77
Chairman Mack, and Committee
Arrayed Against Bryan and
WANT PROGRESSIVE CONVENTION
Statements Follow Day of .Confer
ences Among Leaders.
MACK DECLARES NO ISSUE
Does Not See How Choice of Parker
Can Raise One.
WILSON UPHOLDS NEBRASKAN
Probability that Bitter Contest Will
Open Baltimore Convention
Chairman Muck to Rap
BALTIMORE, June 22.-Prospects that
the democratic national convention will
oe organized without a fight almost
reached the vanishing point tonight with
the almost simultaneous issuance of state.
ments by Governor Wilson of New Jersey
sustaining Bryan's contention for a con
vention of progressives and by Chairman
Mack -of the national committee that the
committee would make Parker temporary
chairman of the convention.
Chairman Mack's statement came a few
hours after Vice Chairman Hall of Ne
braska, regarded as Mr. Bryan's personal
representative here, insisted that Bryan
would never let up on his fight against
Judge Parker. Mr. Mack had conferred
all day with his felloWcommltteemen and
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany
Hall. His statement was eagerly read by
the leaders who had to align themselves
with Mr. Bryan. It said:
"I am satisfied that nothing wlH pre
vent Judge Parker's name from beln
presented to the convention. Not only
will the national committee ratify the
action of the arrangement committee by
a substantial majority, but the conven
tion will support the action of the party
organization in naming Judge Parker."
Mack Will Not Compromise.
Chairman Mack, in talking of the situa
tion tonight, said:
Tou can make It as strong as you like
that there is no intention of compromise.
No leader or delegate has ever spoken
about compromise to me and there will
"That means a fight on the floor of
"Well,"., replied Mr. Mack, don't .see
how Mr-, Bryan or anyone f tee can make
a fight agalnjjt the,. candidate for tempo
rary Chairman , chosen by the .-.national
committee. There is ho issue Involved in
the selection of Judge Parker and the
whole matter involves no platform issue'
Mr. Bryan's friends and leaders of the
movement for Governor Wilson held con
ferences practically throughout the day
trying to find a candidate to place in
nomination for chairman to oppose Par
ker. No less than soven names were con
sidered by the Wilson leaders, but noth
ing was decided upon and it was generally
agreed that the plan would be to await
the arrival of Mr. Bryan tomorrow after
noon. Clark-Tammany Combine.
Governor Wilson's friends read with in
terest, the governor's reply to Mr. Bry
an's note in opposition to Judge Parker.
They openly asserted that Speaker
Clark's adherents had formed an alliance
with friends of Judge Parker and pointed
to an Interview given out by the Clark
headquarters, in which Senator O'Gor
man of New York was quoted as saying
that he believed Speaker Clark could
carry New York and that he would poll
the full democratic votes in all parts
of the country as confirming their state
ments that the New York delegation
was planning to cast its vote for Mr.
At a late conference today among the
Wilson forces the names of Senator Cul
berson of Texas, J. Hamilton Lewis, of
Chicago, Senators Kern and Shively of
Indiana, Governor Pialsted of Maine,
Representative Henry ' of : Texas and
Senator O'Gorman of New York were
discuKsed for temporary chairman.
Roger Sullivan, national committee
man for Illinois said tonight, that the
national committee was not disposed to
settle the status in convention of Harvey
Garber, Ohio member of the committee
(UContinued on Fifth Pae.
.Taft and Sherman Again the Nominees Put at Head of Ticket
by Men Who Realize Seriousness of the Work
, . They Are Doing.
BY VICTOR BOSEW ATKIt .
Editor ft Th Bee and Chairman Republican National Committee.
CHICAGO, June 22.-Special Telegram.)
-Out of a convention that will go down
into history as unique in more than one
respect, Taft and Sherman emerge as
again the standard bearers of the repub
lican party on a platform progressive,
yet not radical. .
Those who witnessed the striking scenes
In the Coliseum today will not soon for
get them. Crowded Into a continuous ses-
slon of nearly twelve hours, the con-
vention transacted business that usually
takes three or four days. In fact, the'
whole convention work was performed
today, with, the previous sessions merely
preliminary. ' ; -
The final announcement of the Roose-
ve'.t people that while they would not
bolt they would refuse to answer to roll
co'iH except to sny present and not vot
ing, was their first public admission that
they had no hope of carrying their candi
date through. The intimation that a third
party movement was to be started had no
effect, linltss to make the opposing dele
gates more -determined. The Taft pro
giam was executed, but with a serious
ness that reflected realization of the
MM -UNWELL TIMED
Divine Assistance Against Restless
ness and Revolution Invoked.
CONVENTION MAKES NEW MARK
ever Another Like it In All the
History of Such Gatherings
Expressions of Bfebraskans
BV EDGAR C. SNYDER.-
CHICAGO, June 22.-(Special Telegram.)
"Save us from restlessness and revolu
tion," prayed Rev. John Wesley Hill of
New York this morning at the beginning
of the last day's session of the national
And well he might Invoke divine assist
ance, for "restlessness" was always pres
ent throughout the entire proceedings and
"revolution" threatened many times to
engulf the convention and turn an orderly
body into an American commune.
There has never been any convention
of any party since the foundation of the
government Just like the convention
which ended tonight with nearly 350 dele
gates refusing to vote on the platform
submitted by the majority as a protest
against the seating of seventy-eight dele
gates by the convention.
Never Was n Xolsler One.
There has never been a noisier conven
tion than the one Just passed into his
tory, for many times a bedlam was sug
gested and the delegates acted like
maniacs in their frenzy over the action
of the T.ii'tprs who were closely in con
trol and who relentlessly followed out
(Continued on Third Page.)
Comes at End
gravity of the situation. I was not at
the St. Louis convention of 1896, yet I
take It that the tenseness and soberness
of the assemblage today had a prototype
In the gathering that put the first Mc
Klnley tlckrt in nomination.
Personally I do not hesitate to say that
I believe a western man for vice presi
dent would have been more strengthen
ing than according the honor again to
New York. Governor Hadley would have
been an excellent choice, and might have
been made had lie not avoided it.
When I went down on the floor this
morning to greet John Wanamaker as
an old friend of my father, I encountered
a reception that literally took me off my
feet. Members of all the neighboring
delegations insisted on Bhaklng hands
with , me. turning my visit Into a real
reception, while a big Pennsylvania!! en
thusiastically picked me up bodily and
held me aloft amid approving cheers
that attracted the attention of almost the
whole assembled multitude.
What next? This is now the all-absorbing
Interrogation mark. Tn the interval
all eyes ar gradually focusing on Baltimore
Taft Asserts Importance of Victory
Just Won Cannot Be Over
estimated. PARTY KEPT IN TRUE COURSE
Chief Executive Takes Especial
Interest in News that Iloo.se
velt Holds Separate Con
vention of His Own.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Juno 22.-Presl-dent
Taft tonight made the following
"A national convention of one of the
great parties is ordinarily important only
as a preliminary to a national campaign
for the election of a president. The
Chicago convention Just ended is much
more than this, and is In Itself the end of
a pre-conventlon campaign presenting a
crisis more threatening and issues more
important than those of the election cam
paign which Is to follow between the two
great national parties.
'"The question here at stake was whether
the republican party was to change its
attitude as the chief ' conservator In the
nation of constitutional representative
government, and was to weaken the con
stitutional guaranties of life, liberty and
property and all other' rights declared
sawed in the bill of rights, by abandon
ing the principle of the absolute inde
pendence of the judiciary, essential to the
maintenance of these rights. The cam
paign carried on to seize the republican
party and make It the instrument of reck
less ambition and the unsettling of the
fundamental principles of our govern
ment was so sudden and unexpected that
time was not. given clearly to show to
the people and the party the dangers
which confronted them. It was sought to
break the wise and valuable tradition
against giving more than two terms to
any man In the presidency, and the
danger from its breach could not be
measured. . ,
Serious Menace Averted.
"The importance of the great victory
which hus been achieved cannot be over
estimated. All over the country patriotic
people tonight are breathing more freely
that a most serious menace to our repub
lican institutions has been averted."
The president stayed on the linkg until
"It Is not necessary tonight to fpeak
of the result In November or of the
Issues which will arise between the re
publican and democratic parties In the
presidential campaign to follow. It will
be time enough to do that after the
action of the Baltimore convention. It is
enough to say that whatever may hap
pen in November, a great victory for the
republican party and the United States
hus already been won. The party re
mains as a great powerful organization
for carrying out its patriotic principles
as an agency of real progress in the
development of the nation along the con
stitutional lines upon which it was con
structed and has ever been maintained;
and its future opportunity for usefulness
is as great as Its achievements In the
President '"aft declared tonight he was
much in favor of having h!a secretary.
tContinued on Eighth Page.)
TAFT'S RAMEIS': PRESENTED
Mr. Harding 1 Say 'President
Greatest of Progressives.
AMERICAN PEOPLE DO RULE
Speaker Insists They Have Ruled
since 1770 and Will Continue ;'
to Do So Progression Is
. Not Palaver.
CHICAGO, June 22.-Warren G. Hard
ing of Ohio placed the name of President
Taft before the convention for the nom
ination and In doing so he referred
repeadetdly to the Internecine strife
that almost convulsed the convention.
He declareu that "only once before was
the foundation of the national attacked,"
making reference to the civil war. ;
"You have heard much lately about the
oeople' rule," be sadd. "Mr. Ctaatraian
- (Continued on Third 'Page.) )
Ballot That Nominated Taft
How the Delegates Responded When the Roll of States Was
Called on Choice of the Convention for , v
Nominee for President.
Following is the detailed roll call on which William Howard Taft was
nominated by thp national republican convention to succeed himself as
president or the United States:
, . ;.' ' 1 . ' . Hot '
Taft. la rollstts. Cummins. Boossvelt. Voting. Absent.
Alabama 83 . 8
California ... .
Colorado -. la
Connactlout . . 14
Plorlda . "
Kansas . ,
Michigan . .
Nebraska . . . ,
New Hampshire. .....
I Oklahoma ...
Rhoda Island JO
South Carolina 16
District Of Columbia 8
PhUippinss - 8
Porto Bioo 8
Two for Eugksa,
Named to Head Ticket of New Party
at Mass Meeting Held at
Or Aestra Hall. -
COLONEL ACCEPTS ;THE HONOR
Several Leaders with Loyal Dele
gates Follow Former President.
GIVE PEOPLE CHANCE TO RULE
"Thou Shalt Not Steal," to Be Car
. dinal Principle.
JOHNSON PRESIDING OFFICER
Roosevelt , Advises Calling Another
Convention In Auaust and Kays
Will support Any Tro
CHICAGO, Juno 22. -Former President
Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for
president on an independent ticket to
night in the dying hours of the republican
national convention In which he had met
The followers of Colonel Roosevelt
gathered In Orchestra hall, less than a
mile from the Coliseum, and pledged their
support t the former president.
In accepting Colonel Roosevelt appealed
to the people of all sections, regardless
of party affiliations, to stand with tho
founders of the new party, one ot whose
cardinal principles, he said, win to be
"Thou shalt not steal."
The Informal nomination i of Colonel
Roosevelt was said to be chiefly for the
purpose of effecting a temporary organ
iatlon. Beginning tomorrow, when a call
Is to be Issued for a state convention In
Illinois, the Work of organization will
be pushed forward rapidly, state by state.
Later, probably early In August, It Is
Intended that a national convention shall
be. held. Colonel Roosevelt, In accepting
the nomination tonight, said he did ao on
the understanding that he would willingly
step aside If It were the desire of the new
party. 'when organized, to select another
Prepared eclt.es Made.
A gpeecn "nominating Colonel Roosevelt
was made by Comptroller Prendergast of
New York, who was to have presented
the colonel's name to the regular conven
tion. Wtlllsm Draper Lewis of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania law ichool, who
ta .-. make one , of the seconding
speeches.' delivered tonight the address
hlch he had prepared for th. republican
eonvVft V". VS4"
Representatives of twenty-two states
cTmposea , the ; hbtltltlon wmntime
Th committee consisted
Prendergast of New York, Meyer Llesner
of California, former CongreMman Rich
mond Pearson of North Carolina. Frank
Knox of Michigan, Matthew Hale of
Mansachuuetts, A. R. uanora oi vm.
David Browning of Kentucky. Everard
Bltier, jr.. of Utah," Walter Thompson
of Vermont, Oscar ,R. Hundley or Ala
bama, Judge Llndsey of Colorado, An
drew Rahn of Maine, Judge Stevens of
Iowa, Judge bowder or Norm uaaoiu.
William "Allen Whit of Kansas, John
C, Greenway of Arltona, ex-Governor
Fort of New" Jersey, Colonel E. C. Car
rlngton of Maryland, Pearl Wight of
Louisiana. Lorenzo Dow of Washington,
Walter Clyde Jones ot Illinois and Frank
Fiantx of Oklahoma.
Although no publlo announcement was
made until late tn the day of the meeting
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
which .Informed Colonel Kooseveu or jus n. "... r ...
SnatLrwa- in tense tooa, as Schoolcraft Sherman of New. TrT.
T. Z. ill Movement. '!JV..i J vice president. " s , c ti1 ,
'T rrlS of Comptroller .President Taft receded . of the I
63 .8 'i
9 S 1
. . 16
.9 . 1
1 .38 ..
! '. '34 ' !!
1 15 .,
a ea i
... 'a i
8 ' '. .
. . .. ' 1 1
ON FIRST BALLOT
President Receives.. Twenty-Oner
Votes More Than Majority, '
or Total of 561.
OPPONENTS IN SILENT BEV0LT
Nearly Three Hundred and Fifty
Upline, to Vote.
SHERMAN GIVEN REN0MINATI0N
Receives Five Hundred and Ninety
Seven Ballots. - v. .
POWER GIVEN BIG COMMITTEE
May Declare Vacant Seat of Any
MANY REFUSE TO FOLLOW T. R.
Majority of Roosevelt Delegate"
from Illinois and All from
' Missouri nnd Idaho Decline r '
"to Remain Silent.
RESULT OF FIRST BALLOT. ,
FOR PKESIDKXT. -
Taft S8t Vr
Roosevelt If 7 Vi
La Follette.. . . . ... ..... k' .... . . Al 1
Cunnnlns .'. ?
Hughes ........ a
Absent ....,.. Nl
Present, but not voting. ....... .344 '
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Sherman 507 ;
Borah 2t !
Merriain , . 20
Beveridge ................... . 3 !
Gillette 1 I
Present, but not voting .S3!2 1
CONVENTION HALL. CHICAGO, June
22. With nearly' 360 Roosevelt delegates
declining to vote and hastening away at
i adjournment time to tender to Colon. ;
I Theodore Roosevelt the nomlnatton f a
national con- .
penuon- ai inewa-oi a QnS.m-vi' "fir- )
, u.u. eesslorr tonight mointnatefl
voies In ' the convention, or tw-nty-on
more than a majority.
Tho deciaion of the Roosevelt people to
refrain from voting left no other candi
date near the president. The announce
ment of the Taft victory was greeted with
cheering from his adherents and groans
and hisses .from the opposition. '
When It became certain today that Mr,
Taft would be nominated leaders In con
trol of , the convention decided to give
him, as a runnlngmate his companion -ot
. All others dropped from the race and
Mr. Sherman .was the only candidate!'
regularly placed ' before the convention.
The vote for Sherman was 697.
A motion from New Hampshire to make
the nomination by acclamation was V
clared out of order. There were many
scattering votes on the roll call that
The convention amid much confusion
adjourned .sine die.
At no time was there an indication . of.
a walkout of Roosevelt delegates. They
expressed their revolt by silence. , v
n Tower Given Committor
In the confusion Just before adjourn
ment a resolution was adopted giving tha
national committee power to declare va
cant the seat of any man on the com
mittee refusing to support the nominees
of the regular convention of 1912.
The revolt of many Roosevelt dele
gates 1n the convention was open from
the moment the permanent roll contain
ing the names of contested delegates was
approved. A "valedictory" statement
was read in behalf of Colonel Roosevelt
asking that his name be not presented
and that his delegates sit In mute pro
test against all further, proceedings.
A majority of the Roosevelt delegates
In the Illinois and all In the Missouri and
Idaho delegations declined to follow this
advice, but Colonel Roosevelt's sway over
the delegates from California, Kansas.
Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jei "
eey, Pennsylvania,. South Dakota : and
West Virginia was all but absolute.
Most of the delegates from these state?
announced their purpose of helping. t
give Mr. Roosevelt an Independent nom-v
inatton. Another convention -occasioned
no surprise.' It was but a fulfillment of
predictions, that had beon made during
the last few days. ...
The closing scenes of the convention
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