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Chairman Hack and Committee
j Arrayed Against Bryan and
WANT PROGRESSIVE CONVENTION
Statements Follow Day of Conf er
- , ; ences Among leaders. V
MACK DECLARES , NO . ISSUE
Do'es Not See How Choice of, Parker
" ; Can Raise One.
WILSON- UPHOLDS NEBRASKAN
Probability, that Bitter Contest Will
Open ; Baltimore Convention '
' Chairman Mack to Rap
BALTIMORE, June 23. Prospects that
the democratic national convention will
be organized without a fight almost
reached the vanishing point last night with
the almost simultaneous issuance of state
ments by Governor Wilson of New Jersey
ustaining Bryan'i. 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. . j
"-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 hla fight against
Judge Parker. Mr. Mack had conferred
N j all day with his fellow committeemen and
u Charles P. Murphy leader of Tammany
-J '.Hall. His statement was eagerly read by
' the leaders who had to align themselves
, with Mr. Bryan, it said: ,
"I am satisfied that nothing will pre.
vent Judge Parker's name f rpm being
I 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 sltua-
, tlon tonight, said: ', -
' "You 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
be none." .'- . ' .'. ;.i -, u
'Tliat means a fight on the floor of
the convention T' ' . . ' . -
"Well," replied Mr. Mack, "I don't see
how Mr. Bryan or any one else can make
a fight against the, candidate for tempo
rary chairman chosen by the ' national
committee. There is. no 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 eon
., ferenpes practically throughout the day
trying to find 'a 'candidate to place. in
nomlnaiitu fer chairnsan to.-oppose- Par
ker. No less than seven 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. - -
Governor Wilson's friends read with in
terest, th governor's reply to Mry 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 i be 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.
. Clark. ; . ' ' ; , ' '- ..
At a lata conference today among the
Wilson forces the names of Senator Cul-
' jberson of Texas, J. Hamilton Lewis, of
Chicago Senators Kern and Shively of
Indiana, Governor Plaisted of Maine,
Representative Henry : of Texas and
Senator O'Gorman of New York were
discussed for temporary chairman. V
Roger Sullivan, . national : committee
man for Illinois said tonight, that" the
national committee was not disposed to
settle the status in convention of Harvey
Gather, Ohio member of the committee
that the Ohio state convention had no
authority in law in binding by the unit
rule tha congressional district delegates
elected under the state primary law.. Mr.
. Sullivan said that all questions should
be decided by the convention.
Governor Wilson's telegram , to 'Mri
Bryan 4 reply to the latter' s appeal yes
terday tOever all of the democratic
presidential candidates -vas aiven out
i here by the Wllsou national campaign
The Wilson reply was as follows:
"You are right Before hearing of your
message I clearly stated my position In
answer to a question from the Baltimore
y-iEvenlng' Sun. The Baltimore convention
Is to be the convention of progressives j
j.. the men who are progressive In principle
and by conviction. If it Is not to be put
In a wrong light before the country it
must express us convictions In us or
ganization and In its choice, of the men
who are to speak for it. You are to be
a member of the conventions and are
entirely within your rights In doing
everything within your power to bring
that result about .
"No one will doubt where my sympa
thies lie and you will, I am sure, find
my friends in the convention acting upon
a clear conviction and always in the in
terest of the people's cause. I am happy
In the confidence that they need no sug
gestion from ma" ,
- 'WOODROW WILSON."
For Nebraska Generally fair.'
For Iowa Generally fair.-
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Time Not Ripe
Political Thought of Country
Behind the Two Great Historic Parties With Real .
; Future For Republican.
Editor of The Bee and Chairman
CHICAGO, June 23Special Tele-granv)-Departlng
delegates and visitors,
which notes tha breaking up of the en
campment of ' the political armies." sla,,
nouses me ena or uta republican na
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ttonal conventlon-the fifteenth In theWau,' .very aucceeding national repub-
history of the party.. Quite a few of the
Roosevelt leaders remained over to con
sult with the colonel before dispersing
to their homes, and strenuous efforts
have been made , by him to strengthen
the foundations of the new party which
It is expected his candidacy will can Into
being. ; - j ,
A nymber of them with whom I talked
today express themselves as Reluctant to
follow him, and as wishing they had of
fered to unite on a third candidate in
stead of defiantly holding . out against
any and all compromises.; .
Whether a political party can be erected
In this country, around an Individual
rather than a principle remains to be
seen. No one, least of all I, would deny
Colonel, Roosevelt's striking and mag
netic personality, but should that per
sonality be eliminated by death or 'other
wise, what other- leader could rally
his following?' iSince ; The ! Bee' was
founded, more than, forty years ago, ten
presidential campaigns have been waged
and various bolts or third-party move-
PRAYER WAS WELL TIMED
Divine Assistance Against Bestless
ness and Ee volution Invoked.'
CONVENTION MAKES NEW MARK
New Another Like it ia All the
-'' History of Sack Gatherlns-
. Expressions of Nebraskans t '
on Outcome. .
BY EDGAR C. SNYDER.
CHICAGO,- June 23 (Special Telegram.)
"Save us from restlessness and revolu
tion," prayed Rev. John Wesley Hill of
New York yesterday at the i beginning
of the last day's session of tha national
republican convention.. . , . . .
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 beep any convention
of any party since the foundation of thai
government ' Just like tha ' convention
Which ended tonight with4 nearly 350 dele
submitted by the majority aV a protest
against the seating of seventy-eight del-J
gates by th conyenMoh; e ' , .'V '
Never Was a Noisier 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 Tatters who were 'closely-Hi con
trol and who relentlessly followed out
tha program adopted early In the week
by the leaders of the. president, to. beat
Roosevelt. Inexorably the process went
on, suggesting those lines of Longfellow
Turn, turn my wheel, too soon, too soon
The noon will be the afternoon, ,
Tomorrow be today.
Behind us in our paths we cast,
The broken potsherds of the past.
And all are ground to dust at last
And trodden into clay.
Straoss for Third Party.
"I look upon this, day as a crisis In the
history of the republican party," , said
ex-Secretary Strauss , of .Commerce and
Labor to me as we rode down town In a
Wabash avenue car. "What a pity that
there could not have been some com.
promise that would have saved the faces
of both Taft and Roosevelt. Both have
made mistakes In this campaign. Roose
velt has talked too much." !
"But what about November?" I asked.
"If a reactionary is nominated at Balti
more, and there la no third party, it will
be tha prettiest fight wa have ever seen.
But If they should nominate Bryan or
Gaynor, then Taft Is 'hopelessly beaten,
In my Judgment ; However, I am for
Roosevelt and a third party, for there
must be a new deal all around." .
Others More Hopeful.
That Is the Judgment of one who was
a member of Roosevelt's cabinet
On the other hand, you can hear scores
of men saying that three months will
bring a wondrous change In political con
ditions, and Taft Is bound to" grow as
the American people begin to know of
the things he. has accomplished.
Be that as it may, one fact remains.
that Intense bitterness reigned at the
close of the convention, and friendships
of years have been sundered because of
the two rival camps Taft and Roosevelt.
When J. J. - McCarthy rose to answer
aa chairman of the delegation to the call
of his state and snapped out "Nebraska
refuses to vote," hs was only emphasiz
ing what California had done. Governor
Hiram Johnson having left the convention
an hour or two before for good and all. .
And yet much can happen ' In five
months, when the people discover that
Taft has been a good president, and that
really the colonel has not suggested any
improvement. They will find out that
he stands for nothing good that Taft
does not stand for, and mayhay ' when
the Baltimore convention has spoken, re
publicans will once more rally round the
Norris In the Parade
During the demonstration caused by the
mention of Roosevelt's name by Henry
Allen of Kansas, who made a vitriolic
atatemenof the position' of the pro
gressive; and the everlasting parade of
delegates around the hall, Congressman
George W.-Norrls of the Fifth Nebraska
district was seen with the Nebraska dele
gation, marching , with - alt . the ' military
nploinb of a .captain general. He , was
right behind McCarthy, who held aloft
the Mandard of Nebraska and seemed to
be having the time of his life. .
orris Derliara to Talk. .
latcr Ji'dge Norris' said he had corns
(Continued on Second Page.) ,
for New Party
Will Continue -to Range Itself
Vera ' 1
s ; Tha verv
'v'Hl-aad tlja dl'
' aV xJreely with tha demo-
, v.: n r itnvi firm with nnt.
llcan standard bearer. Tha populist
party attained, strength enough to . come
Into full power In. Nebraska, ' but as
national party It proved a failure. Tha
bolt of tha socallad silver republicans In
1896 .represented . a dissatisfaction with
the platform .rather thin with the can
dldate, yet; soon showed there was noth
ing of permanency In It
Is this tha. psychological .moment, for
the .birth , of - a new political party?
admit that, a onttderabla .difference, of
opinion on this subject exists, but I have
not been able to bring myself to sea It, or
to believe that the political thought of
the country will not for soma, Mma con
tinue to range Itself behind tha two .great
historic parties, with the growing menace
of the. socialist party In the background.
If that view is ..correct, there Is a real
future for tha republican ; party, and tha
principles of , national sovereignty aM
liberty within, law as against the demo
cratic doctrine of states rights, the so
cialist Idea of common property,' or the
anarchism of mob rule.
WILL RUN MURDERER DOWN
Iowa State Department of Justice
. Confers with Officers.
WILL SEND, OUT . INVESTIGATORS
Hawker , Railroad' Commission to
Join ; with ' Commission In . Da- 1
kota and Minnesota Flahttn -
High Railroad Rate. ' '
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
. DES MOINES; . June 23. (Special Tale.
gram.) The 1 state "department of Justice
will take an active stand In ferreting out
tha perpetrator of tha Viirisea tragedy-
Henry Sampson, special counsel of tha
department, will go to Vlllisca. Sunday
night to meet County Attorney Ratcliff,
Sheriff Jackson ana others ' who have
bean working on the case.
The department will make a thorough
investigation and If possible will try to
run to earth the murderer.. . , ,
. Flaht Hlah Frelaht Rates.
; .The Ipwa Railroad commission will Join
with ' similar cORwiturion in South Da
kota and; Mnneaot to PrtYnt. a tftr4ti
enea moraaaa . tsj' traigni ', raits netwaen
Iowa-and points in the other two states.
ttaj 'Vairrof -;taf
increase; in me rates in sa in ma itw
states, in&th Henderson, commerc coun
sel of the state. Will 'represent the "Iowa
oommlsslori In tha trial of-the case., It
will be held early In jtoe fall. ,, .
'lnfeetedVfc;ow- RentVln.." v,
, Tha state veterlnary.department is in
vestlgattng tha shipment Into the state
from Illinois of a number of dairy cows,
which are believed to be afflicted with
tuberculosis. Tha cows were from a ship
per by 'the name of Dorsey and out.of
forty-five, twenty-two were Ottllad and
found to have tuberculosis. ' The cows
killed belonged to a dairyman near. Cory-
don, who declared he had bought them
from the Illinois dealer.
c Glucose "Rate Is Chaagced;
Assistant Attorney General Bobbin has
received word of. tha decision ' of the
Interstate Commerce commission on the
Iowa glucose rate case. The suit was
argued to tha commission some time ago
In an effort "to secure a change in the
rata from" Iowa points to tha Atlantic
seaboard so as to eliminate the advantage
which the ! trust concerns . have in this
rate because of better location. Tha de
cision gives tha relief desired, though not
as complete as; sought' There are two
large independent concerns in Iowa and
both will receive'' benefit from tha change.
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. " Parole for Mlssoarl Boy.
Virgil Crow, a boy of 16, was released
from prison in Iowa this, week on, order
of the board of parole,- after serving, a
year for assault' with Intent to commit
murder. He was convicted In Cerro Gordo
county. He was there from Missouri on
a visit to his brother and got into an
altercation with , ah olde man; who
abused him very much, and later a fist
fight followed, In which young Crow used
a pocket knife and inflicted soma damage
on his assailant. , ' ,' '
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Iowa Democrats Start.
A large delegation of Iowa, democrats
started this averring for Baltimore to at
tend tha national convention.. Claude R.
Porter is chairman of tha delegation and
George Huffman secretary. Tha delega
tion is divided as between Clark and
Wilson,, but under the unit rule will vote
for Clark. v .
Fionr Buylns; May Be Changed.
The state board of control has under
consideration a r plan to ohange the
method of buying "flour for the. state
institutions,' and to adopt the plan of
getting bids based on a certain percent
age of the market, price of wheat at the
time of the delivery of the; flour. The
millers have been' enmnlRlnlnff thi h
present method of flat bids compels them
to . really gamble on the price. , . v
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Reappointed Head of Heme.
The state board of control' today re
appointed Superintendent F. J, Sessions
to be head of the state .orphan's, home
at Davenport for four. years! He is Just
closing a 'second term. He was appointed
eight years ago and was a resident of
Cedar Rapids "at. the time.. Under , him
tho orphan's home has been well main
tained and there has been great 'im
provement In tha plant.
. - ; :
, dominated with' One .Votr. - ,v
1 Tha work of the state canvassing board
shows that in Carroll county a candidate
for the legislature was nominated on the
republican ticket by; Just one vote. His
name was written on. the same. In Clin
ton county, Carl Skinner, a resident of
Des Moines for several" year's was nomi
nated by having his name written on six
baUotav ' .
- ' " ' , . Is't it awful to
From tha Cleveland Plain Dealer.
HOSTS GOINGTO BALTIMORE
Maryland Metropolis FiUed With
; , Convention iVisitors. ,
MANY FEATURES TO ATTRACT
Cty Decorated " Lavishly and Ar-
raagements Completed for Enter
tain men t of Vast Crowd Later
, . on In the . Week.
BALTIMORE,' June 23,-Baltlmora was
In. carnival spirit tonight. Thousands
of persons thronged the streets," build
ings were arrayed in a riot of flags and
bunting, myriads, of lights converted the
down-town section, Into a great white
way and many, souvenir venders mingled
with the passing crowd. . Potential presi
dent makers, , politicians from near and
far, Joined in what looked like mobs In
the various.' hotel Hobbles and .IUce . a
parade of all Baltimore in the streeHa of
the congested .business' district. .
. Baltimore gave the strangers splendid
welcome. : The, city "was illuminated as
It: . had never been' before. Up In the
tower , of ' the .tallest, building a great
light shone all; night,' a land .mark for
those unfamiliar with tha , monumental
ojty. 1 A quartet of searchlights played
Var tha city while score of structures
contributed lavishly ; to h brilliant.: dls
ala; tAa'.daktpti ' deiworatio amlam
in Mount 'Royal -squnra was illuminated;
blending., with -, tha daasilng light from
tna " ,w . canoia power . searcnugnis
mounted 'In the, Wbttnt Royal railroad
building. . Red,1: White and blue light
searched Into,, the, .clouds. , Abdve ' the
Masonic temple a large Masonlo emblem
was built of electric lights. , More than
a thousand electric lights and tops of
light win send forth a Masonlo greeting
each tight during convention week.
Wilson" Color Flounted.
' Stars and stripes were almost every
where Interspersed with the orange and
black. 1 f The , latter ; festoons were ;' the
Princeton colors from the home state of
one of tha presidential candldates-Gov-
ern6r Wllson-but that Is not the reaao.!
they greeted the , eye , on every ' street.
Orange and black are the state colors
Down In the harbor the federal govern
ment contributed Its meed to tha conven
tion celebration. In coats of Bteel gray,
four of the largest vessels' of the Ameri
can navy swung at anchor. - Tbey were
the' first-class battleships Louisiana,
Kansas,. New Hampshire and South Caro
lina, comprising tha , second division of
the Atlantic fleet Rear Admiral Cameron
M. R. Winslow was In command. It was
the first excursion of these, dreadnoughts
Into the Patapsco waters and It marked
the "first opportunity vouchsafed Balti
morlans ' to see vessels , of the largest
type afloat Everybody was welcome
aboard them and the officers proudly
showed visitors' about the ships., A large
number of persona were carried back
and forth between 1 tha wharf' and the
warships. .Today the sailors were given
shore leave, Tomorrow evening the of
ficers of the four fighting craft will be
guest of Mayor Preston at a theater
party.''' . ' - : .
Politicians were In Baltimore . tonight
as thick a Pennsylvania troops in an in
augural precession at Washington. Con
gress wa In recess because of the na
tional conventions and' the democratic
leader of the senate and house, except
presidential aspiratns, foregathered here.
There were vice presidential candidates,
past' and present, among them. They in
cluded governors, Justices,' state legis
lators, . members of tha democratic na
tional and congressional campaign com
mittees, Tammany chieftains and men of
high and low degree in every shade of
democracy. . . The slogans ' and litho
graphed portrait of, their candidate)
were seen at every turn, Indoors and out,
and enthusiastic adherents of 'the rival
presidential headquarters were kept busy
button-holing and forcing campaign but
tons and badges on everybody in sight
It was Sunday, Ordinarily passing quint
in Baltimore,' but the convention hostJ
poured in by special train and regulars
.looked like a holiday gathering. Th
officials of the "Lord'B Day Alliance"
had protested against undue noises and
the city fathers placed a ban on bands.
Martial airs and sacred music came alike
within the breach of peace Inhibition.
But otherwise there waa latitudes-plenty
and exuberant good nature found . vent
in a variety of expression . by no means
in accord with Sabbath solemnity. ,
' Charchea Well ' Filled.
Extra large congregations filled many
of tha churches and there were reference
in sermon and prayer to tha convention.
At the cathedral, with a' priest of Car
dinal Gibbons' household officiating,
three scores of delegates and alternate
and others from Rhode Inland Atended
In a body. Among, those whotttertded
(Costinuad aa lacoiw Faga.)
be the fat husband of a lover of rare
, , ...
Hilles for Chairman
of National Body
CHICAGO, June 23-Charle D. Hille.
secretary to President Taft, probably
will be chosen chairman of the republican
national committee when It meet tomor
row morning at 10 o'clock. No definite
announcement that his selection was cer
tain, was. obtained .today, but ...It.,, was
known that ha had, been endorsed by
President Taft and was generally accept
able to others connected with his cam
paign, i-,; ' ..' . ;.:'- .:, ' ;; ;'. r
Congressman W. B.' McKlnley, who
has managed the president's campaign,
was prominently mentioned for the chair
banshlp, but, he refused to have his
name considered. , (,.-,'
SAYS THIRD. PARTY BLDFF
California Coming From' Chicago
! Says laft Will Be Elected.
BRYAN ; CANNOT BE ELECTED
It la Said That California Opnoitlon
' to Taft Come Aboot Largely
By Reason of Jealousy Among
if,, , Loral Leader. ;;,,.. ''..).
"wWi ,ln tha tasHhllean ranks 'at this)
time there- Is some opposition' to .OTaf t.
It'll Ml di, outvwltjil;i a ,hor,t. -om' and
the .majority of he,, voter wl kat back
in line and vote,;, tho ticket , atralght,','
said ,G. Mason, who pasted . through
Omaha Sunday, enroute . to hi horn In
California. Tha Californiaioppositlon to
the president comes about largely by rea
son of Jealousy among local leaders and
as soon as the tines of battle are formed
in California, these men. will be given to
understand that they must work together
for the sunort of ,the ticket. ,
"Callfornlans are not bolters and the
members of the rank and file of the re
publican party, have no sympathy with
the Roosevelt , Idea of' a third, party,
With It safeguards provided forby the
new planks of the platform, the republi
can party Is good enough and with Taft
as its standard bearer, It will win this
fall. ... . , .;, . ', ..'
"When I left Chicago the sentiment
among both republicans and democrats
was that Bryan would be the nominee of
the democratic convention at: Baltimore1.
He cannot be elected and his nomination
will make It easy for Taft. '
Roosevelt KepnMtoaim Scarce.'
"Of course a lot of the so-called Roose
velt republican will vole for Bryan, but
there will not ba enough of them to pull
him through, for while they ara casting
their votes for him, the conservative deffi
ocrats will be supporting Taft. As a re
sult, Taft will gain more democratic
votes than ha will lose from the repub
lican ranks. "
T tee by tho papers this morning that
last night Roosevelt and some of his fol
lowers met and organised a third party.
There's nothing to It; its a bluff and
nothing more. Probably this Is the last
that will be heard of It."
Two Men Injured
When Car Strikes
A rear-end collision between a Farnam
street car and a beer wagon driven by
Fortunato Zancanella and Tony Aldera,
both of 1024 Dodge street, nearly resulted
fatally for the men on the lighter vehicle
last night at Tenth and Jackson streets,
about 8 o'clock. . i ;
The men were driving north . In the
car tracks and the street car came along
behind, striking the wagon before it
could get off the track. Both men were
thrown from their seat to the ground
and painfully Injured. Zancanella sus
tained a broken left arm and bruises
about the face and body, and Aldera suf
fered a scalp wound several Inches in
length, besides a bad wound on the
right forearm, Zancanella was taken to
St Joseph's hospital, but Aldera was
able to go to his own home. .The wagon
upon which the men were riding was
demolished, it wa the property of
Canton! and Bertraclnl, proprietor of
the Roma hotel at Eleventh and Dodga
streets. ; ' ,
VACANCIES ARE FILLED ON
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, June 23,-Senator Rob-
republican national committee were filled j
today aa rouows: . '
California, Hubs. Avery; Louisiana. Vic
tor Lolxel; Oregon, Ralph William";
South Carolina, James W. Talbert; Tfn
nesKee.. Newell Sanders; District of Co
lumbia, Chapln Brown
Owing to a deadlock In (lie ' Massa
chusetts delegation no' committeeman
from thai slat has been chosen.
COLONEL GETS A NOMINATION
- " ..... ."." . , "
Named to Head Ticket of New
taxij at Mass Meeting.
ROOSEVELT ! : ACCEPTS . , HONOR
Former President Advlae Calling
Another Convention In Aaguat
" " and aya Will Support Any
CHICAGO, June 23. -Former President
Theodore Roosevelt wa nominated for
president on an Independent ticket last
right In tha dying hour of the republican
national convention In which ha bad met
The followers of Colonel Roosevelt
gathered In Orchestra hall, less than a
mile from tha Coliseum, and pledged their
support to tha former president. .
Irt, accepting Colonel Roosevelt appealed
to the people of alt- sections, regardless
of party affiliations, to stand with tha
founders of tha new party, one of whose
cardinal principles, ha said, was to be
"Thou shalt. not steal." ,
The Informal nomination of Colonel
Roosevelt waa said to be chiefly for tha
purpose of effecting a temporary organ
isation; Beginning tomorrow when a call
I to ba Issued for a. state convention In
Illinois, tha work of organisation will
be pushed forward rapidly, state by state.
Latur, probably early In August, It Is
Intenfled- that a' national convention shall
be t hald.;; Colonel Roosevelt, In scceptinf
the nomination tonight, said he did so on
the Understanding that he would willingly
Step aside if It were th desire of th new
party, when organised, to select another
candidate. ; ,. ;- . . .. J---,)x
; Prepared Speeches Made.'"
A speech nominating Colonel Roosevelt
was made by Comptroller Prandergast of
New York, who was to have presented
the colonel's name to the regular Conven
tion. William Draper Lewis of tha Uni
verslty of Pennsylvania law school,' who
was tb make one of tha secondlhg
speeches, delivered 1 tonight tha address
which he had prepared for tha republican
convention. 1 ' '' " ;
Representatives of twenty-two states
composed the notification' . committee
which Informed Colonel Roosevelt of his
nomination ' and In a sense stood as
sponsors for the movement.
j The committee consUledsof Comptroller
Prendergast of New Tork, Meyer Llssner
of California, .former Congressman Rich'
mond Pearson of North Carolina, Frank
Knox of Michigan, Matthew Hale of
Massachunetts, : A, R. Garford of Ohio,
David Browning of . Kentucky, Everard
Blerer, Jr., of Utah, Walter Thompson
of Vermont, Oscar- R Hundley of Ala
bama, Judge Llndsey of , Colorado, An
drew Rahn of Maine, Judge Stevens of
Iowa, Judge Lowder of North Dakota,
William Allen White of Kansas, John
C. Greenway of Arisona, ex-Governor
Fort of New Jersey, Colonel B. C. Car-
rlngton of Maryland,! Pearl Wight of
Louisiana, Lorenso Dow of Washington,
Walter Clyde Jones of Illinois and Frank
Grants of Oklahoma. . , ,
Although no public announcement was
made until late In the day of the meeting
which was to result In the formation of
a new party, word of the plan waa
flashed about the city and before the
doors were opened a crowd had collected
extending for nearly a block on Michigan
Crowd, rilla Hall.
; When the door were thrown open the
people atreamed In, quickly filling all
seats except those reserved for the dale
gates to the republican national conven
tion, their attorneys and the Roosevelt
delegates to whom seats In the conven
tion were refused. , ' ,
i Telegraph and telephone linesmen were
niched to Orchestra hall to install wires
over which new of the nomination of
Colonel Roosevelt was to te flashed out.
A huge painting of Colonel Roosevelt
hung behind the stage.
The meeting was delayed by the
regular delegates to the convention at
tha Coliseum who remained until their
states had been called on the presidential
When the dpors were opened the crowd
were UKhered first to the balcony and
galleries. These were quickly filled. The.
crowd stood for blocks In a lino four
deep, i . ' '." - '. -' i.
Governor Johnson of California, who
presided at the convention, arrived early
with Olfford I'lnchot, Amos Plnchot and
Governor Bass of New Hampshire. Gov
ernor Johnson announced that the ar
rival of the delegates would be delayed.
i Among others present who claim to
have felt the crush of the steam roller
were Frank Knox of Michigan, secretary
of tlioj state committee, William Flinn of
Pltlsbursli. who recently resigned from
the : republican national committee, ' and
FranclH lieney of California. ..'. t'. '
Governor Stubbs of Kansas, Alexander
P. Moore 'of Pennsylvania; James R. Gar-
(Continued on Third Page.)
President Receives Twenty-Ont
Votes More Than Majority,
or Total of 561. ,
OPPONENTS IN SILENT REVOLT
Nearly Three . Hundred and Fifty
V Decline to Vote.
SHERMAN GIVEN REN0MLNATI0N
Receives Five Hundred and Ninety
v Seven Ballots.
POWER GIVEN BIG COMMITTEE
Majority of ."Roosevelt Delegates
from Illinois - and All. from.
i Missouri and Idaho Decline
'"'' to Remain Silent. '
RESULT OF FIRST BALLOT.
Tait 1 . '. '. ,
Roosevelt . '. ,
Cummins , ......
Hughes . . , , . t , ... . . i . . , .
Absent . t .'. . .... . ... .".
Present, but not voting. . . .... .
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Sherman ....... , . . . ... ' .
Hadley . . ,
Absent . .
i t a.
! a a i
Iresent, but not voting
CONVENTION HALL, CHICAGO, June
23.-With nearly a'iO Roosevelt delegates
declining to vote and hastening away at
adjournment time to tender to Colone.
Theodore Roosevelt tha nomination of a
new party, the republican national con
vention at the end of a long and tumult
uous session last night nominated William ,
II. Taft of Ohio for president and James
Schoolcraft " Sherman of" Now Tork for
vlca president. ' ; , ? '
President Taft received 561 of the LOTS
votes In the convention; or twenty-one
more than a majority, 1 ' ''..
The decision of the Roosevelt people to
refrain from voting left no other candl- ,
date near the president. The announce
ment of tha Taft victory was greeted with
cheering from hi" adherent and groans .
and hisses from the opposition. ; .
; When tt becam certain today that Mr.
Taft, would t)a nominated leader In con
trol of tha convention decided to , glvt
him aa a, runnlngmata, his companion, of
IWS. d' '
All other dropped: ftoW'tbei&c anS
Mr. Sherman ; was tha only candidate
regularly placed before the convention
Th vote for EhSfmnti was EW.
' A motion from Netr Hampshire to mak
the nomination by acclamation was de
clared out of order. There were many .
scattering- votes on tha roll call that
tnsued. . ' . . ..
! The Convention amid much confusion ,
adjourned sine. die. ' : . .
j At no time was there an Indication of
a walkout of Roosevelt delegates. They
expressed their, revolt by silence.
t .New Power Given Committee.
; Ih the confusion, Just before adjourn
ment a resolution was adopted giving the
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 1913.
The revolt of many Roosevelt dele
gates in the convention was open from ,.
the moment the permanent roll contain
ing tha names of contosted delegates was
approved. A "valedictory," statement
Was read in behalf of Colonel Roosevelt
asking that his . name be not presented
and that his delegate alt In muta pro
test against all further proceeding.
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 delegate from California, Kansas,
Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jer- -(
sey; Pennsylvania, South Dakota and
West Virginia was all but absolute.
Most of the delegates from these states'
announced their purpose of helping to
give Mr. Roosevelt an Independent nom
ination". Another convention occasioned
no surprise. It was but a fulfillment of
predictions that had .been made during
the last few days. '
The, closing scene of the convention
Were marked by counter demonstrations
for President Taft, and Colonel Roose
velt.' . '''";.' '."','"'' " . '
. Tent Vote on Platform.
The first test vote after th announce- .
ment of the Roosevelt valedictory came
on the adoption of the party platform.
The affirmative vot was 6t. . Roosa- '
velt delegates present and not voting
numbered S43. - There were fifty noes,
thirty-six of them from the La Follette
states of Wisconsin and North Dakota.
Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wis
consin was placed before the convention, '
but Colonel Roosevelt' wishes were car
ried out by his follower and they re
mained silent during the call of tha
states for nominations. A .
Many of th delegates, however, car
ried out their primary Instructions and
voted for the celonel. , - !
When Illinois was : called Governor
Deneen announced that many delegates
felt .'that, "under, tha Illinois primary law
- . Tliere is nothing that
can be advertised that
cannot be advertised
with profit in The Bee
This is a good thought
to ponder a while.' ; ,
. Tyler 1000.
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