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VOL. XLII-NO. 43.
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ROLLA WELLS WILL7
GATHER FUNDS FOR
Former Mayor of St. Louis Appointed
Treasurer of the National
FRIEND OF THE CANDIDATE
Mr. Wells is a Graduate of Princeton
University, Class of 76.
WILSON'S FIRST CAMPAIGN TALK
Governor Addresses Delegation of
Two Hundred from Delaware.
SOUNDS ANOTHER SLOGAN
Wo a Id Transfer Government from
Hands of Trustees to the Hands
of Those We Can
SEA GIRT. X. J.. Aug. 6,-Govemor
Wilson announced at. 3.30 o'clock today
the appointment o Rolla Wells, ' former
mayor of St. Louis', "Mo., to be treasurer
of the national democratic committee
and Charles R. Crane of Chicago, to be
vice chairman of the finance commutes
of which Henry Morganthaul of New
York has been chosn chairman.
Governor Wilson declared that Mr.
Wells was a lifelong friend who had
come Into prominence in the west in
connection with the lakes-to-grulf water
way project. Mr. Wells, he said, as pres
ident of the Business Men's league of St.
Louis had won the confidence of busi
ness men jioarally.
Mr. Wells f a graduate of Princeton
university t the class of 1875 and ts at
present spending the summer at
Wequetonsing, Mich. He is a retired busi
' noss man. '
' First Campaign Utterance.
"We want to take the government out
of th ehands of trustees and put it in
the hands of those we can trust."
This was Governor Wilson's first cam
paign utterance as he addressed a delega
tion today of 200 democrats from "Dela
ware, led by National Conhnitteeman
Mr. Saulsbury had declared that Dela
ware hoped through hisy irifluence to be
redeemed "from the dishonor that has
been put upon it by the political suprem
acy of the trust millionaires and the
public service corporations which it still
.endures with indignation, impatience and
"The government ;of , New Jersey was
very bad," said'Governbr ; Wllsonln
ply, "but the peoplg . Were sound to the
core, and all they were waiting for was
'some' means through which they Could
express themselves. We had tied our-
' selves up by some very ingenious polit
ical arrangement which made It difficult
for the people to choose their own can;
didate and have their own way. I am
sure Delaware will act as New Jersey
"New Jersey people have always been
as progressive as any people In the
union, but there have been embarrass
ments. They have been in the hands of
a board of guardians, who used to sit in
the state house and tell the legislature
what It should do. It had not been re
quired by the people to tell the legisla
ture what it should do, but It assumed
that authority. But we ought to speak
tenderly of those who are On their death
.beds. These people are not in this state
now . and they will never camp in this
"Yet I do not take to myself anything
except good fortune as having been the
spokesman of the people of New Jersey.
What we are trying to do in the imme
diate future Is to offer to the people of
the United States the rigt to say what
they want done with their own govern
ment and their own affairs. We want
'to take the government out of the hands
of trustees and put it In the hands of
i those we can trust. Those for whom the
government was held 'in voluntary trust
are now grown up and ready to resume
charge of their own business."
Governor O'Xeil of Alabama, who
called on Governor Wilson, announced
that he would take the stump in north
ern states on behalf of Governor Wilson
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair; slightly warmer ex
treme east portion.
Temperature at Omaha . Yesterday.
Mi Sl m. (U
A 8 a, m 66
9 a. ra 68
10 a. m 72
U a. m 76
1 P. m... 77
p. m 77
vl 0 J 4 P- m 81
6 n. m SO
1 P. m 78
P. m 7
Comparative Local Record.
1912. 1911. 1910. 19C.
Highest today.. 82 83 79 8
Lowest today 64 70 2 70
Mean temperature....... 73 76 70 so
Precipitation .00 .a .o .
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal: -
, Normal temperature 78
Deficiency for tho day ..'.'.WW". 3
Total deficiency since March 1..!!!! "14l
Normal precipitation .11 Inch -
Deficiency for the day jncn
Total rainfall since March 1. .10.62 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 18.48 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911.10.20 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1910.13.80 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall
Cheyenne, cloudy..." 64 7S .04
Davenport, cloudy 76 80 .08
Denver, cloudy 76 84 T
pes Moines, cloudy 74 80 " .00
Lander, cloudy 74 80 .06
North Platte, pt cloudy. 78 82 t
Omaha, cloudy 78 82 00
ue?!J:,,ar .. 84 8 !oo
Rapid City, cloudy 66 76 T
Salt Lake City, clear.... 82 84 .00
Santa re, part cloudy... 82 84 (0
Sioux City, rain 63 86 &2
.Valentine, part cloudy.... 68 M .08
! T indicate trace of precipitation.
Jewelers Want Law
: to Protect Public
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Aug. 6.-A plea
for state and national legislation against
fraudulent cheap jewerly advertisements,
which lure with such offerings as "A
gold watch, twenty-one Jewels, for $3.95"
was made by Gustave Keller, of Apple
ton, Wis., at the opening of the seventh
annual convention of the American Re
tail Jeweler's association here today.
"We stand for the protection of the
public and of the honest dealer," said
Mr. Keller. "The gold question is Import
ant. Solid gold Is twenty-four carats,
but very often a purchaser buys an
article that looks like the genuine and
yet it is only tour carats. It is repre
sented to be solid gold and at present
we have no law to stop the misrepre
sentation." The convention is going to
enter into the question of "What Is
solid gold?" with thoroughness.
Other questions to be threshed out In
clude: "Who should handle sterling silver
the Jewelers or various other merchants?"
'Is the guaranteeing of Jewelry for
fixed purposes advisable?"
"What is jewelry?"
Steele F. Roberts of Pittsburgh, presi
dent of the association, delievered his an
nual address today.
Marines Ordered to
Aid Blue Jackets on
Duty at Managua
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Marines from
Panama have been ordered to Nicaragua
to supplement the force of bluejackets
now in Managua guarding Americans and
their property. The collier Justin, now
steaming from San Juan del Sur, was
today ordered to Panama to embark 330
marines for Corinto.
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Aug. 6.-The
American blue jackets and marine who
were .landed from the United States gun
boat Annapolis at Corinto on Saturday
night and who are now in Managua have
ordered General Luis JJena, former min
ister of war and now leader of the revo
lutionaries, to deliver up Immediately the
lake steamers owned by the railroads,
which are run by an American company.
George T. Weltzel, the United States min
ister, has sent a note to General Mena
advising him that the United States gov
ernment recognized only the government
of President Diaz.
A large quantity of arms have been
brought from Corinto to Managua to en
able the government to take the offen
sive against the followers of General
Suspect Arrested in
Villisca Jfeder Case
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. S.-A section
hand employed at Clarlnda, la. ; was ar
rested,, there last night as a- suspect In
the murder of .the Joseph Mdore family
at VlillBca. Ia., June 10.
Ross Moore, brother of the eldest vic
tim, say thePrlsoner answers the de
scription of S. A. Suard, employed on his
brother's farm five years ago.
Suard had a small axe In his possession
and several false police badges. He Is
believed at times to be demented. Suard
was taken to Creston. Ia.
CRESTON, Ia., Aug. 6. (Special iff Ji
gram.) Charles Soward, suspejjteA mur.
aerer or the Moore family anir Stillin
ger girls at Villisca, under arrest here
charged with impersonating; An officer,
was bound over to the grandjury with
out ball after his preliminary hearing
today. Quizzed on the Villisca tragedy
he evaded and gave little satisfaction.
ROME, Aug. 6. The Italian naval and
military forces today occupied Zuara.
Tripoli, and the surrounding oasis. The
Italian troops Suffered a few casualties
The Turks, with their Arab allies, re
tired to the desert.
TRIPOLI, Aug. 6. The Turks and their
Arab allies are offering a more stubborn
resistance than was expected to the com
bined military and naval operations of
the Italians, who' are concentrating their
forces upon the small port of Zuara,
about slxty-slx miles" along the coast to
the west of this city. ,
. Bluejackets were landed yesterday
from the Italian fleet to the east of
Zuara. which Is near the Tunisian fron
tier, while the Italian warships kept ud
a constant bombardment of the coast, as
well as of tlis numerous oases.
On an adjacent hill, an extensive Mus
sulman monastary was a conspicuous ob
ject, and It Is believed this suffered dur
ing the bombardment.
The Arabs, who are In strong force, are
under the command of Turkish 'officers.
They appear to be well armed.
Taft Urges Action
On Canal Tolls Bill
WASHINGTON. Aus. fi.-President
Taft today in a special message to con
gress urged immediate enactment of leg
islation to provide an operating office
for the Panama canal, the government of
the canal zone and the fixing of maxi
mum tolls. The president Indicated that
the question of free passage to American
ships might be determined later. -
"The discussions and differences of
opinion which have arisen as to other
phases of canal policy," wrote the presi
dent, "should not, in my opinion, be al
lowed to delay action on these vital and
The canal bill as amended Is now be
fore the senate.
COMING BACK TO OMAHA
FOR FATHER'S FUNERAL
- (From a Staff Correspondent.) '
WASHINGTON, Aug. .-(Speclal Tele
gram.) H. W. Drlscoll, one of Senator
Hitchcock's employs, and his brother,
who Is a clerk In the War department.
left tor Omaha, tonight to attend the fu-
Wa! of their tatter who died there Tea-
HEAVY VOTE IS CAST
Largest Number of Ballots Recorded
in History of Similar Elections
INTEREST IN ELECTORAL CASE
Roosevelt Men Are Allowed on the
STUBBS AFTER CURTIS' PLACE
Present United States Senator Fa
vorable to Taft.
RAIN FALLS IN THE FORENOON
Majority of Voters in Rural Dls-
trivts Go to Polls in Afternoon,
When the Weather
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 6.-Scattering
early returns from Wyandotte county
in which is located Kansas City, Kan.,
the largest city In the state. Indicate
that ehe Roosevelt presidential electors
have a lead of about two to one in the
votes thus far counted In that county.
Other progressives are leading on about
the same basis.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 6. -When the
pools" closed In today's statewide primary
scattering reports from throughout the
state indicated the heavies vote ever
Cast in a primary election In Kansas.
Owing to the large number of candidates
it seemed probable that definite returns
would be late.
TOPEKA, Ran., Aug. 6l-Unusual In
terest gave promise of a heavy vote in
the Kansas state wide primary today.
Both parties will 1 name candidates for
United States senator, for congress and
a full state ticket. Presidential electors
also will be chosen. '
National Interest attached to the con
test for the selection of republican presi
dential electors because of the recent de
cision of the United States supreme court
permitting the names of 'electors who
have announced their preference for
Theodore Roosevelt to be entered under
the head of the republican party pending
decision by a full court. The adherents
of President Taft have conducted a stren
uous campaign against the Roosevelt
electors, urging the republicans of Kan
sas to defeat them in the primary and
thus make a decision as to their legality
unnecessary. The Roosevelt followers
have fought equally hard for their se
lection. ' Sharp lines have been drawn in the
fight between United States Senator
Charles Curtis and Governor WUR. Stubbs
for the former's seat In the- senate.' . Gov
ernor Stubbs , is a staunch progressive,
while Senator Curtis' has been regarded
as favorable1 to the Taft regime.-
At noon an unusually large vote was
reported from all ! the cities, but in the
rural districts, where a Soaking rain fell
in the forenoon, the voting was delayed.
It was expected a majority of the farm
ers would go to the polls in the after
noon, as the weather began clearing
about midday. . .
Fourth District-Fred S. Jackson (R.),
Fifth Dlstrict-Rollin R. Rees (R), in
cumbent. J. R. Connolly (D.).
Seventh District eGorge A. Neeley (D.),
Eighth District-Victor Murdock (R),
incumbent. John R. Saunders (D)
Sober Sentiment is
Swinging to Taft
"The sentiment In favor of the re-elec
tion of President Taft is growing out In
this state." said A. W. Jefferls yester
day. "I have talked with a great many
men from out In the state where Col
onel Roosevelt was supposed to b
strong, and they say that the sentiment
of many of the voters Is switching back
from Teddy to Taft."
Mr. Jefferls says he has found that
as the caipaign progresses and as th9
old time republicans think more soberly
of the Roosevelt attitude, great numbers
of them begin to see that the third
party movement Is simply following a
wild hurrah, and they come back to
what they believe to be more permanent
and better founded policies. He says
that many men from out in the state dis
cussing the makter admit that President
Taft is not quite so well schooled In ths
arts of political tricks as . Roosevelt is,
and that In consequence he does not get
the advertising out of calling someone
a liar, or refusing to eat at someone's
table, etc., but that when these things
are laid aside and held at just what they
are worth, President Taft is the man
that gets the credit for being the sober
Party of Eight Lost
in the Mountains
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. Colo., Aug. 6.
Fear Is expressed here for the safety of
four women and four men, socially promi
nent in Steamboat Springs, who started
for the summit of Ethel mountain Friday
night to view the sunrise Saturday morn
ing. No word has been received from
the party, and it is feared they may
have been attacked by wild animals m
Buffalo Park, or may have loet their
way and perished from the cold. Each
member of the party rode a horse and
carried provisions for only two days.
The party Included Mrs. Mary Burges.
Miss Irene Groesbeck, Miss Alice Mc
Cormick, Miss Edna Harmon, Dr. Frank
Blackmer, Dr. I. R. Bertram, Frank Mc
Clelland and Lawrence Grace.
Cham pC1ar.1c Is Renominated.
MONTGOMERY, Mo,, Aug;. . Speaker
Champ Clark waa renominated for con
gress in this, the ninth district of Mis
souri at the primaries today without op
position in his party. This makes nlna
times the democrats of this district have
The following'were n&mhiat.Jar.oweJ
Easternor Is it customary to go armed out here in these days?
Westerner No, sir-e-e, stranger, I'm goin' to Noo York.
From the Indianapolis News.
TEDDY'S SPEECH IS RADICAL
He Says It Will Be Called Socialism
. or Anarchism."
HE WOULD RECALL DECISIONS
Favors Minimum Wage Law, Old
Ace Pensions, National Primary
and Elimination of
CHICAGO, Aug. 6.-Theodore Roose
velt made his "confession of faith" to
day, to the national progressive conven
tion. The former president struck out
boldly into new ground, advocating
measures which he said frankly would
be denounced as either socialism or
anarchism. . The delegates, listened to his
speech with the. uderstsnding that they
must either adopt a platform gubstanti.
ally1 lh consonance with his views or
look elsswhert ' tor nominee for the
nf&iaWv.' " -? - '"''-" '
, These are the conspicuous points In the
Recall of. judicial decisions,' as first
advocated by Colonel Roosevelt in the
spring' campaign, and for which he was
subjected to wide criticism. Colonel
Roosevelt now advocates Its extension to
apply to federal as well as state courts.
He favors the establishment of machinery
to make easier of amendment both the
national and state constitutions, especi
ally with the view nf nrnmnt action mi
Use dP'the government' to assist work
men to become part owners of the busi
ness In which they are employed.
The government system should be
shaped so that "the public servant when
he cannot conscientiously carry out the
wishes of the people shall at their desire
leave his office and not misrepresent
them in office." Colonel Roosevelt did
not suggest the method by which he
would bring this about, and there was
much speculation as to whether he had
in mind . a fundamental change in the
American system of government. In
some quarters it was Interpreted as a
declaration in favor of extension of the
recall to include legislative, executive
and Judicial officers of the national
government, from the president down.
Control of Trusts.
Control of the trusts through reten
tion cf the Sherman anti-trust law and
establishment of an Interstate industrial
commission to regulate Industrial cor
porations as the Interstate Commerce
commission regulates railroads. Corpora
tions which come voluntarily under this
commission and obey its orders to be
immune from prosecution under the Sher
man law. Those which fail to do so to
be" subject to prosecution, and If the
prosecution is successful, thorough dis
memberment, the constituent parts not
to be allowed to do business save under
conditions laid down by the industrial
Conditions determining monopoly prices
to be controlled where these concerns
deal with the necessaries of life.
Adoption of a number of measures to
secure "social and Industrial justice to
the wage workers. Included in tho list
are establishments by law immediately
of minimum wage scales for women,
minimum wage commissions to fix stand
ards of wages for all workers, old age
pension and a living wage, which Col
onel Roosevelt defines as an amount suf
ficient to provide for education, recrea
tion, care for Immature members of the
family, maintenance of the family dur
ing sickness and accumulation of rea
sonable savings for old age; prohibition
of night labor for women and children,
eight hour shifts for workmen in in
dustries In which men are employed
twenty-four hours a day; national and
state working men's compensation laws,
guarantee by law of one day's rest in
every seven, old age lnuurance and In
surance against sickness, Invalidism and
Involuntary employment, the co3t of
such insurance to be distributed among
employer, employe and perhaps the peo
ple at large. -
WsUloaal Primary Law.
Legislation to Increase popular control
over governmental agencies. Including a
national law for thd presidential pri
maries, election of United States senators
by direct vote-the short ballot, corrupt
practices sots applying to primaries as
well as elections, qualified adoption of
the Initiative, referendum and recall.
The Wild East
Several Hurt by
CONCORDIA, Kan., Aug. 6.-A severe
windstorm, the worst that ever visited
this vicinity, struck here last night, in
juring several persons slightly and caus
ing much damage to property. Many
buildings, Including the Presbyterian
church, a jewelry store and a hotel, were
The large tent at the Chautauqua
grounds In which W. J. Bryan had fin
ished a speech but a few hours before
was demolished. Here several people were
hurt, but none seriously.
The main path of the storm was nar
row, but a high wind covered a large
territory. The government weather sta
tion was demolished and corn pear here
was laid flat. 1 ' '0i ,
""It is reported the storm was serious at
Belleville. All wires are -down.
Supreme Court Calls
For Papers in Kansas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.-The formal
writ directing the supreme court of Kan
sas to forward to the supreme court of
the United States for review the legal
contest over the republican electors in
Kansas was Issued late today. This is
the writ which was allowed by Justice
Van Devanter and Justice Pitney at New
York last Thursday. Since the allotfanco
of the writ Thursday the defendants hava
acknowledged the right of the supreme
court of the United States to review the
case. This acknowledgment was made
for the eight Roosevelt candidates for
electors on the republican ticket and the
county clerks in Kansas by Attorney
Frank S. Jackson.
MEXICO. Aug. 6-Revolting Sierra
Juarez Indians In northern Oaxaca have
surrounded a federal detachment near
Ixtlan, according to reports reaching here
this morning. Unless the troops can cut
their way out they probably will fall vic
tims of torture, because, It is reported,
the Indians have suspended personal
guarantees. Every federal soldier cap
tured Is executed unless he happens to
be of high rank. Then he is tortured be
fore being put to death.
Two soldiers who were caught near
Ixtapec were stretched on a rack and the
bottoms of their feet pared off with
sharp knives. After this the soldiers were
forced to walk long distances. One died
under the torture. The other reached the
goal set by the rebels, but Immediately
he was hanged.
The Indians have been In revolt several
weeks. They claim they were not prop
erly treated while negotiating with the
government for settlement of a land dis
pute. Knights of Pythias
Gather in Denver
DENVER, Aug. 6. The twenty-seventh
biennial convention of the Knights of
Pythias which opened here today Is said
to be the most extensively attended con
vention in the history of the organiza
tion. About 10.000 members of the order.
many accompanied by their families, are
The program of the opening session
Included addresses by Governor Shafroth
and Mayor Arnold, and Judge George M.
Hanson, of Calais, Maine. After the
speechmaklng, representative past grand
chancellors from various cities, were
scheduled to receive supreme lodge rank.
President and Mrs.
Taft in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, a. Aug. .-Presldent
sod Mrs. Taft arrived In Cincinnati at
16-33 this mornlrjf to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Tart's father. Joha W. Herron.
who died hare yes text ay. Th funeral
SCENES IN THE COLISEUM
Roosevelt's Appearance Signal for
CHEER FOR NEARLY AN HOUR
Delegates Are Slow In Reaching the
Hall and It Is Nearly Two
O'clock Before Colonel
CHICAGO, Aug. 6.-When Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt appeared on the
stage of the national progressive con
vention to make his "confession of faith"
address, he faced one of the greatest
audiences ever gathered in the big coli
seum building. The' demonstration of del-,
egates and spectators which greeted him
lasted nearly an hour.
The colonel held an Impromptu feeep
tfbfl'durlng tha enthusiastic noisa. making
and was'Stffl broadly; smiling his appre
ciation when he began to speak. " . ,
bespit the fact , that Colonel Roosevelt
Was expected V reach the convention hall
soon after boon today delegates to the
national progressive gathering again were
Blow in reaching their seats. At 11:50
there were not more than 300 delegates
on the floor.' ''
, A great crowd of spectators and dele
gates had remained at the headquarters
hotel, either to see the colonel start for
the convention or to accompuny him. '
The New Tork delegation marched In
at 11.56 a. m., with a brass band In the
lead playing the Inevitable convention
tune, "Everybody Doing It."
Noisy Greeting Prepared.
It .was apparent that when Colonel
Roosevelt arrived to deliver his "confes
sion of faith" he would get a noisy greet
ing. The delegates were prepared with
flags and bandanas to make the demon
stration a colorful one. as well as noisy.
As 12 o'clock approached the delegates
began to pour Into the hall. Delegates
formed an Impromptu parade downtown
and marched to the convention. Four
or five bands came with them and for a,
time the air was fairly blue with con
Women delegates again were a center
of interest today. Many of their sisters
In the suffrage movement gathered out
side the Coliseum distributing tracts and
emblems to the suffragette cause.
' Temporary' Chairman Beverlde reached
the stage shortly after 12 o'clock. Ten
minutes late the delegates' sections were
filled. As on yesterday the period of
waiting was filled In with songs and
party yells. Occasionally there came
the long, low "moo" of the bull moose.
The Colorado delegation appeared today
with a blue banner reading "Colorado Is
The women delegates in various state
organizations stood up on the chairs
with the men and joined In the chaors
and songs that kept things in an up
roar until the gavel fell. -
Colorado Springs Sign.
Suddenly the Colorado folk sprung a
big sign and carried it about the hall.
"No more Guggenheim; no more Devlne;
no more Angel Archie" for us. Down
with the bosses."
The Coloradoans explained that by
"Angel Archie" was meant A. M. Stev
enson of that state, some times known
as "Big Steve." Ie became apparent the
convention would not be called to order
until Colonel Roosevelt was about ready
to appear. George W. Perkins was elected
national committeeman tor the national
progressive party by the New York dele
The Michigan delegates started a new
song, which practically the entire floor
soon was singing. It was:
Follow, follow. '
We will follow Roosevelt;
We win follow on.
We will follow Roosevelt, '
Anywhere he leads us.
We will follow him.
At U:S5 Senator Be ve ridge rapped for
Rev. Father Andrew Spets offered
prayer. The galleries near the stage
were crowded, but at the further end of
the ball were many empty seats.
The audience applauded the brevity of
the prieefs prayer.
Nelson Steads Greeting.
Chairman Bareridxa read a teJecram
fro aa Colonel WEUam R. Neljo.i of the
T, A HIS
UPON EVERY POINT
Barring of Negroes Approved With
out Discussion on Floor of
CHEER FOR MORE THAN HOUR
Flashlight Explosion Causes Blaze
and Some Excitement
COLONEL FIRM IN HIS STAND
Flatly Resolved Not to Admit the
FRIENDS AGAIN TURNED DOWN
Negroes Who Stood by Teddy When
He First Landed at Armageddon
Are Now Shoved Into
CHICAGO, Aug.' 6.-The second ay's
session of the national progressive con-,
ventlon was given over almost entirely
to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who In
addition to delivering his . long waited .
confession of faith answered at some
length and with a great deal of earnest
ness a question as to his attitude on the
The delegates cheered Colonel Roose
velt for more than an hour when he ap
peared suddenly and rather dramatically
upon the platform of the Coliseum.
The rafters fairly rang with the noise
of the demonstration.
While awaiting the colonel's arrival
most of the delegates had joined In an 1
ImDromDtu snnff that thov vmilH fnliruv
him wherever h eshould choose to lead. .
This wa sthe spirit of the reception ac
corded the former president when he
reached th econventVm nail and It was '
ine opiru wun wmcn nis aavancea ideas
of progresslveness were received as fast
as they were uttered. -.
The session, however, wa snot without
Its thrills. A photographic flashlight ex
plosion set fire to one of the smoke-retaining
bags hung among the decorations
above the crowded balcony and for a time
there was nervousness which it was
feared might lead to a panic.
Temporary Chairman Beveridge and
Colonel Roosevelt called to everybody to
remain quiet and the band started to
play as two firemen climbed up into the
steel girders of the roof, snatched the
bunting back from Its place before the
fiamea reached the Inflammable deco-.
rations running along the entire gallery,
and extinguished the fire.
This act was follewed by a distinct
visit iuiv iuuiio wi tncfio. ,
in door, or tne convention hair had
been thrown open to tha public after
Cblonel Roosevelt reached the Coliseum
and the big Auditorium held One of its
greatest crowds. ' The rush for nlaoes-
was so great that the fire marshal soon
ordered the doors closed again.
There were thrills, too. when Colonel
Roosevelt was Interrupted several times
with questions. The same spectator In
the galleries who yesterday fired the
query at former Senator Beveridge de
manded to know of the colonel "what
about the liquor traffic?" The query
came at the close of the lengthy explana
tion of the speaker's attitude on the negro
question and Mr. Roosevelt received It
with distinct Impatience.
As the delegates were ylllng "shut up"
and "put him out," Colonel Roosevelt
waved his hand toward the man and said:
"Oh, go to a primary school, or some
thing." Then he added: "Let me get along with
There were cheers and cries of "you're,
"And please," added the colonel, "let
this now be as much of a monologue as
When the colonel had concluded the con-,
ventlon proceeded at once to adopt the
report of the commltee on credenlals, and
also a rule requiring that all resolutions
submitted from the floor be sent up to
the resoluions commltee without debae.
Permanen organization was postponed
until tomorrow when the platform also is
to be adopted and Colonel Roosevelt and
a running mate nominated for president
and vice president on the new third party'
Fljrh Begins Early in Day.
The second day of the convention
opened with a well defined fight over tho
negro question vleing for first Interest
with Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's de
livery of his "confession of faith" to his .
followers In the progressive cause.
Some of the delegates declared that the
elimination of the southern negro from
participation in the formation of the new
party had become the paramount issue
of the convention. Eastern negroes
joined with their brothers from the south
In denunciation of certain thing that
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