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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1912-FOURTEEN PAGES.
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Forty-Five Minutes' Cheering Fol
lows Speech Presenting Name
to Boll Moose Convention.
SECONDED BY JANE ADDAMS
Woman Social Worker and Seven
Others Make Addresses.
JOHNSON FOR VICE PRESIDENT
All Rales Suspended and Viva Voce
' f Votes Are Taken.
WOMEN ON NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Baals of Representation in National
' Conventions is Made One for
Each Five Thousand
CHICAG6, , Aug. 7. Theodore Roose
.velt.was nominated for president by the
national progressive convention at 5:38
p. m. with a great chorus of "ayes,"
all rules having been suspended on mo
tion of Governor Carey of Wyoming.
Colonel John M. Parker of Louisiana
immediately placed Governor Hiram
Johnson of California in nomination for
Colonel Roosevelt and Governor Johnson
.were officially notified of 'their' nomina
tion by th ecommittee appointed and the
two, arm In arm, appeared on the stage.
' The demonstration for the candidates
lasted ten minutes, and. then Colonel
Roosevelt was Introduced.
"Of course I accept," said Colonel
Roosevelt amid cheering.
, "I have beenprestient," said Colonel
Roosevelt, "and I measure my words
when I say I count this the greatest
honor of my life to be called to lead
this movement in the Interest of all the
Mrs. Roosevelt smiled down from a seat
in a balcony box. .
Tribute to Johnson.
Colonel Roosevelt paid a glowing tribute
to ' Governor Johnson and thanked the
convention for making him his running
' "He is a man fit at the moment -to be
president of the United States the type
of man that should be nominated for
,vice president," he said.
After Colonel Roosevelt had earnestly
pledged his best efforts in the coming
campaign Governor Johnson was intro
duced. "That I acept with grateful heart the
honor you have conferred upon me with
out saying,", said Governor Johnson, as
"he, too,! pledged "hfmsslf to the new
, cause. 1 "I'd rather go down to defeat
yklh Thecdore Roosevelt "than to go to
victory with any other presidential can
didate,", he continued amid deaflng criers.
The convention adjourned with the sing
ing of the doxology.
Roosevelt was placed in nomination in
a speech by William A. Prendergast ' of
New York, Prendergastt's speech was
followed by a wild demonstration by dele
gates which lasted forty-five minutes.
.After Chairman Beveridge reached the
Coliseum there was a conference of lead
ers and It was decided to await the plat
form before proceeding to the nomina
tions. Tentative plans then were made for a
Snort session to be followed by a recess
until 2:30. Chairman Beveridge dropped
the gavel. It was then 11:30 o'clock. Rabbi
Gersen B. Levi of Chicago was introduced
as the chaplain of the day. He pro- j
nounced the prayer.
Chairman Beveridge Introduced Charles
E. Scott of "Alabama, chairman of the
committee on permanent organization. He
presented a report recommending the tem
po'raray organization be made permanent,
which was adopted without debate.
. Report on Rules Presented.
A report from the committee on rules
changed the name of the party, making
it simply "the progressive rn;'."
The new rules provlCe representation In
future conventions on the basis of one
delegate' for each congressman and
United States senator, and an additional
nrmrrp-siv irfept Vh. " (
CT w .- ,..v .iviivua im-uuil. '
, Tbey provide that no federal office
holder shall be a member of the national
The new rules were presented by, Medill
McCormick and he moved their adoption.
John L. Hamilton of Illinois moved to
make the name of the party cither "pro
gressive" or "national progressive." He
explained that this amendment was nec-
eesary to comply with the election lawsjgajre an expert bacteriologist to analyze
of various states. There was some ques-
. tion as to this amendment when the
motion to adopt the rules was temporarily
Chairman Beveridge announced that the
convention would listen to a speech by
William H. Hotchkiss, progressive state
chairman of New York, and would take
a recess to await the platform. Meantime
I the vote on the rules was put over until
after the recess.
Mrv Hotchkiss was cheered as he re
viewed the work of organization of the
progressive party In New York,
He concluded with a prediction of cer
tain victory in November.
Short Recess Taken.
A motion to recess until 1:15 evoked
the first note of opposition to the plans
of the leaders. A chorus of "noes" greeted
the motion to recess.'
Henry J. Allen of Kansas moved as a
cubstltute that the convention proceed
with the nomination without waiting for
the platform. Chairman Beveridge ruled
this out of order, as the rules of the
convention provided for adoption of the
platform. Al'cs '.hen moved to suspend
the rules and proceed Xr nominate. ,
By a second of two-tJSrds of Kansas'
delegation the motion was recognized and
two more states seconded it
Timothy L. Woodruff made a brief
peech opposing Allen's motion. William
Fllnn of Pennsylvania said that a recess
at this time would delay things. ,
Former Governor Fort of New Jersey
moved as an amendment that the con-
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Senate Tacks Eiders
to Sundry Civil Bill;
Taft Will Veto It
WASHINGTON. Aug. 7Umlted terms
for civil service employes, the abolition
of the commerce court and the retention
of Its five judges as extra circuit Judges,
will be submitted to President Taft as
provisions for the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill.
All these proposals, already approved
by the house, were adopted by the senate
today by a vote of 30 to 19 against the
opposition of Senators Cummins, Craw
ford, Burton, Lodge and several others.
Some of President Taft's friends say he
will veto the bill, although in doing so
he will hod up his own salary, that of
every member of congress and every
United States judge. Such action on the
president's part would also further delay
tho annual appropriation, overdue sine?
July 1. The president Is said to oppose
the abandonment of life tenure for civil
service employes and also the abolition
of the commerce court. '
The bill carries an appropriation of
Supreme Court Calls
For Paper's in Kansas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.-The formul
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 allowam:.)
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 maile
for the eight Roosevelt candidates for
electors on the republican ticket and the
county clerks in Kansas by' Attorney
Frank S. Jatkson.
Omaha Girl Marries
an Orpheum Warbler
Miss Alice Chandler, a winsome 20-year-old
Omaha miss, who has appeared here
before the footlights several times, was
married to Dr. Gladstone Derby, a vocal
ist of the Orpheum circuit, at the home
of the bride's parents, 2630 Dewey avenue,
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Derby is a
daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chand
ler. The ceremony was performed by Dean
J. A. Tancock of -Trinity Cathedral. Miss
Gladys Chandler, a sister, acted as
1 ridesmaid, Mrs. Paul Anthes was matron
of honor and Dr. Paul Anthes officiated
as best man. '
Dr. and Mrs. . Derby wl,! make their
home at present with the bride's parents
and later will leave for a wedding tour
Mlsr-Jradys'"Chandrer ' will "soon leave
for New York City where she expects; td
prepare for a stage career. She will be
accompanied by her mother.
TWO BANKS IN YORK ARE
TO BE CONSOLIDATED
YORK, Neb., Aug. 7.-(Special.)-One of
the largest; transactions ever made In
York county has just been completed.
On account of the failing health of George
W. Post and wife, he decided to retire
from business, after spending more than
forty years in York county. He has been
identified with every enterprise that
would build up this city and county. Ho
has sold all his banking interests to C.
A. McCloud and stockholders of the
Farmers National bank of this city, as
follows: First National bank, York; First
Trust company, York; . First National
bank, Bradshaw; First National bank,
Benedict; Farmers and Traders bank,
Waco; Bank of.Lushton; Blue River
bank, McCool, and the Bank of Thayer.
The two banks of this city will be con
solidated as soon as arrangements can be
made. The consolidation will make the
First National bank of York one of tho
strongest institutions in the state. The
capital, surplus and undivided profits
will be $350,000. All the old officers of the
First National bank will remain with the
new organization except G. W. Post,
C. A. McCIoud will be the new president.
The new bank building now in course
pf construction by the Farmers National
. . ... , ,
j vaim wm uo completed as tne ousiness
KEARNEY TO INVESTIGATE
CONTAMINATION OF WATER
KEARNEY, Neb., Aug. 7.-(Special.)-By
the appointment of a special com
mittee by the city council tonleht to Vn-
the water frcm the well of J. S. Trott
living three and on-half miles below tha
outlet of the city sewer system Into the
Platte river, with a view of determining
the source of typhoid fever which ti&
broken out in his family for the second
summer, a large injunction suit was tem
At the same time the niuncll murto nrn.
vision to Investipate the proposition to I Dver' seek,n& renomination on the repub
InFtall a system of septic tanks for the I "can t,cket ln tne Twelfth district, easily
sterilization of the sewage of the c!ty j 0UtdIstance'1 Dr- W. H. Cotton and
that Is now beng empted nto the frst I Cnarles H- Phillips, a negro, who op-
cbannel of the river, and which Is usually
dry or nearly so for several weeks dur
ing August cf each summer.
PLATTj.MOUTH, Neb., Aug. 7. -(Special.)
The Cass County Teachers' In
stitute began here Monday to run five
days with about 100 teachers erfo"ed on
the first day. The instructors are Dr. I CRESTON, la., Aug 7. Mrs. Nancy
Wlnship of Boston, Superintendent N. C. lHarsh of Oeston. aged 102, thought to
Abbott of Plattsmouth, Miss E. Rutfij'be th oldst woman In Iowa, died this
Pyrtle of Lincoln and Superintendent A. ! rnlng at the home of her daughter,
H. Waterhouse of Fremont. A reception i Mr"- James Donlin. at HopklnB, Mo. Mrs.
was tendered the teachers Monday night Har8n had lived In this community for
by the Plattsmouth Commercial club,
at which the Burlington Route band of
this' city furnished music. Refreshments
were also served by the Commercial club.
Tuesday evening the club gave the teach
ers an automobile ride about the city
and to Fort Crook and on Thursday even
ing a musical will be given for the1 en
tertainment of the teachers.
Race for R& V,jf Nomination for
Senator w Kansas is Still
SIDE CLAIMS VICTORY
Friends of Neither Man Will Yield
Advantage in Fight
ANTHONY AND CAMPBELL , WIN
Capper's Lead for Governor Keeps
. on Increasing.
PROGRESSIVES CARRY STATE
.Nomination of Eight Republican
Electors Who Are for Koosevelt
Pnts Case to Supreme
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 7.-lncornplete
returns from yesterday's primary elec
tion received at noon today tended to
increase the plurality of the Roosevelt
electors indicated by earlier returns and
placed the outcome of the contest be
tween Charles Curtis and Governor W. R
Stubbs for the United States senatorshlp
In doubt. Stubbs and Curtis appear to
be running a neck and neck race and the
friends of each man are claiming the
Huerh Farrellv. democratic candidate
for United States senator, apparently has
defeated his opponent, Judge W. H.
George H. Hodges, democratic candi
date for governor, was victorious over
Major J. B. Billard of Topeka, according
to the latest returns, although Biilard's
manager at noon insisted that he had car
ried the state. All the votes will not be
counted before late tonight and some of
the contests will not be decided before
It was conceded that Congressman .D.
R. Anthony in the First district and. P.
P. Campbell in the Third district had
been renominated by pluralities of 2,000
. R. J. Hopkins, progressive republican,
seems to have been nominated in the
Later returns have increased the lead
of Arthur Cupper over Frank Ryan for
the republican gubernatorial nomination.
Samuel Griffin, progressive republican
candidate for attorney general, appears
to have been beaten by John S. Dawson
by a substantial majority.
W. H. Johnston, chief Justice of the
supreme court, and R. A. Burch, asso
cate Justice, seems to have been renom
inated for these places, although the race
between Burch and his opponent, Speaker
H. Buckman.. is close. , ,
It Is pot known which two of the '.Taft
presidential etet-wrr were- twrtt'
the return received do not Indicate which
two are ahead.
PRIMARIES HELD IS MISSOURI
Republicans Name McKlnley and
ST. LOUJS, Mo., Aug. 7.-Wlth an in
dicated lead of 16.000 to 18,000 In St. Louis,
11,000 in Jackson county " and 2,000 in
Buchanan county, .William S. Cowherd
of Kansas City apparently won the demo
eratio nomination for governor over
Elliott W. Major in yesterday's primaries
by a plurality estimated at 10,000. .
Although Major carried fifty of the
seventy-five counties heard from this
morning, leading Cowherd by nearly 17,000
in the country, it is not thought the re
turns from the missing districts will give
him enough to overcome Cowherd's lead
in the sections comprising the three
largest cities In the state. Three hundred
and fifty of four hundred and three
precincts in St. Louis give Cowherd a
lead of 15,000.
John C. McKinley, former lieutenant
governor, was undoubtedly nominated for
governor on the republican ticket. His
vote In the country districts and in the
cities was uniformly heavy. He led Leon
Quick and A. Pat Murphy by majorities
that cannot be overcome.
The vote of both parties was light,
being especially noticeable In the repub
lican party, where the third party move
ment made itself keenly felt.
Edmund P. Deal led the country In
the race for the nomination for state
treasurer on the democratic ticket, his
opponent, John H. O'Meara, carrying St.
Louis. Indications are that Deal will
William R. Painter had a safe lead in
the contest for lieutenant governor, John
T. Barker and Frank W. McAllister were
running a close race for the nomination
for attorney general.
, Patrick F. Gill of St. Louis, whose con
test for the congressional seat of Theron
E. Catlln, a republican, Is in the hands
of the house of the house of representa
tives, appears to have been defeated for
the democratic nomination in the Elev-
entn district by William L. Igce. L. C
Speaker Champ Clark had no opposition
for renomination on the democratic
ticket in the Ninth district, and Richard
Barthoid polled his usual large majority
for the republican nomination in th
OLDEST IOWA WOMAN
IS DEAD IN MISSOURI
half a century.
Accident Kills Farmer.
BEATRICE. Neb., Aug. 7.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Forrest Erjant, the youni
man, who was Impaled on the handle it
a pitchfork, while threshing near Helms
vllle yesterday, died tcday. He was 25
years of age and leaves a widow.
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MANY PLATFORM PROMISES
Preamble Makes People's Conscience
Responsible for New Party.
RESEMBLES ROOSEVELT SPEECH
Plank Advocates National Jurisdic
tion Over Problems that Have
Expanded Beyond Reach of
CHICAGO, Aug. 7.-Followlng Is an
outline of the platform of the national
"The conscience of the people in a
time of grave , national problems has
called into being a new party, born of
"We of the progressive party dedicate
ourselves to the fulfillment of the duty
laid upon us by our fathers to maintain
that government of the people by the
people and for the people whose founda
tions they laid.-
"We hold with Thomas Jefferson and
Abraham Lincoln that the people are the
masters of their constitution to fulfill
Its purposes and to safeguard it from
those who by perversion of Its intent
would convert It into an instrument of
This country belongs to the people who
Inhabit it. It is time to set the public
welfare in the first place."
The platform further "declares that the
old parties have become tools of corrupt
Interests wWch use them Impartially to
serve their selfish purposes," and that
"the new party offers itself as the In
strument of tho people to sweep away
bid abuse, to build a new and nohler
Declares under heading, "The rule of
the "people," for direct primaries for the
nomination of state and national officers
and candidates for the presidency, for
the populai election of United States
senators and charges on the states the
use of the short ballot; with responsi
bility to the people, secured by the lnltia
tibe, referendum and recall."
Pledges party to provide "a more easy
and expeditious method of amending the
Advocates national jurisdiction over
problems which have expanded beyond
reach of Individual states.
Pledges party to secure equal suffrage.
Pledges party to enactment of legisla
tion, limiting campaign contributions
and expenditures and providing for pub
Opposes participation by federal op
polntees In state or national conventions.
Demands "such restrictions of the power
of th ecourts as shall leave to the people
the ultimate authority to determine
fundamental qeustlons of social welfare
and public policy."
Pledges Judicial reform, believing "that
the Issuance of Injunctions in labor dis
putes should be prohibited when such In
junctions would not apply where no
labor disputes existed."
Declares against child labor and for a
minimum wage for women, for prevention
of industrial accidents, safeguards for
health of employes, publicity as to wages,
eight-hour workday and establishment of
a federal department of labor.
Uurges re-establishment of country life
commission and promotion of the welfare
Pledges party to a full and immediate
Inquiry and to Immediate action to deal
with the high cost of living.
Favors a single health service.
D?mands national regulation of Inter
state corporations and urges the "estab
'.lsbment of a feedral commission to super
vise interstate industrial corporations,"
and favors strengthening 8herman law
to Insure competition In business and
prevent unfair trade practices.
Pledges party to enactment of a patent
law that .will prevent monopolies.
Favors legislation giving Interstate
Commerce commission power to value
physical property of railroads and de
mands abolition of the commerce court.
' ' Opposes Aldrlch Plan.
Condemns methods of issuing currency
notes through private agencies and urges
control thereof by the government alone
and opposes the Aldrlch currency bill.
Favors government co-operation with
(Continued on Second Page )
The First Commandment
Woman Who Attacked
John Redmond Given
Five Years in Jail
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 7.-Mary Leigh,
the suffragette tried today, charged with
wounding John E. Redmond, leader of
the Irish parliamentary party, with a
hatchet she had thrown at Premier As
qulth's carriage on July 19, was sen
tenced to five years' Imprisonment.
Gladys Evans, charged with setting firs
on July 18 to the Theater Royal her,
also was sentenced to five years.
Lizzie Baker, charged with being an
accomplice of Gladys Evans, pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to seven
months' ImprliwnflMnfc. a ,m ' -i; '
Killed by Turks
SALONICA, Turkey, Aug. 7,-(Dlayed
In Transmission.) Fighting continues for
the lart three days along the Montene
grin fronf er, where a number of guerilla
bands have been - In conflict with the
Turkish troops. The loss is not known.
From the town of Uskupa reports have
ben received that several bomb explo
sions have occurred on the railroad. A
freight train was wrecked and several
ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 7. A massa
cre lastin? seven hours followed the bomb
explosion in the market place of Kots-
chana, fifty miles southwest of Uskupa.
European Turkey, August 2, according It
reliable Information received here. Hfty
Christians weie killed and 2C0 seriously
wounded by the Turks, who suspected
them of having committed bold outrages
by which about fifty persons were killed
Bring High Figure
SIOUX CITY. Ia., Aug. 7.-Forty-three
fed yearling Shortho:ns, mixed steers and
heifers,. weighing S94 pounds each, were
cold at $9.20 today on the local market.
It Is fald the price never before waa
quaMed on an open ma'.kat In the Unitel
States for this weight of cattle,
MOORE BROTHERS UNABLE .
TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT
CRESTON. Ia., Aug. 7.-(8peclal.)-The
Moore brothers of Vllllsca, relatives
of the murdered family there, were here
yesterday to try to Identify Charles B.
foward, under arrest here as a suspect
In the case. Soward Is believed by some
to be the same half-witted man Whom
the officers held when the murder was
first committed as a suspect for a few
hours and afterwards released.
Lately the detectives at work upon the
case have frequently expressed the be
lief that this half-witted man was the
clue to the murder and ought to have
been held. The Moore brothers failed
to Identify Soward, but he will be held
until the November term of court on the
minor charge of impersonating an of
ficer to give the' detectives a, chance to
work on the clue.
Soward Is believed to be a very danger
ous man and it was said when the dep
uty United States marshal was giving
his testimony yesterday in the case,
"that If ever a man looked murder at
another one Soward did at the marshal."
FOUR CHARGES AGAINST
NEMAHA COUNTY MOTORIST
AUBURN. Neb., Aug. 7.-(SpeclaU
County Attorney Hawxby has filed a
complaint bf three counts against Her
man Barber, near Julian, charging him
with violating four provisions of the
automobile act. On the night of the
German-American picnic at Auburn,
Barber ran his auto Into a team be
longing to James Parson.', who sus
tained a broken leg and had one of his
horses crippled, Mrs. Kelly's team stand
ing near was also run Into by Barber.
Both horses were crippled and one had
to be killed.
DUNLAP HEADS THE CRIERS
Williamsburg Man Re-Elected Pres
ident of Auctioneers' Association.
STATE BOARD RECOMMENDED
Republicans of Sixth Iowa District
Will Meet at Ottomwa first
Week to Fill Kendall's
Place on Ticket.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE8 MOINES, , la.. Aug. 7.-(SpeoJal
Telegram.) H. A. Dunlap of. Williams
burg was re-elected president of the low
Auctioneers' 'association. Other offlcsrs
elected, were; 8. A. Johnson , of .Kew
Hamptom vice Pefldentiirk JJgE,.
The next meeting of ths association will
be field in Del Moines during the ttat
fair, 'A ' Mats beard of auctioneers to
formulate' examinations and pasa upon
the qualifications of prospective "colo
nels" and a yearly fee of $100 for the right
to engage In the business In the state wax
recommended by the association.
Sixth District Convention.
.The republican congressional committee
for the Sixth .district has been called to
meet , at Ottumwa next week to fill a
vacancy on the ticket cauied by the
declination of N. E. Kendall from the
republican ticket. A flock of candidates
has already appeared. t
Lee for District Judge.
N. J. Lee, formerly assistant attorney
general, was today nominated for district
judge at Emmetsburg to succeed Judge
Bailie. The convention was an adjourned
Hotel Men Decide
to Suggest Laws
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Aug. 7.-(Speclal Tele
gramsThe' hotel men and commercial
travelers will unite to s-scure uniform
legislation. A resolution was Introduced
at the meeting of the Northwestern
Hotel Men's association providing for the
representatives of the traveling men and
the uniform legislation committee of the
hotel men's association meeting together
to formulate the necessary laws which
will be Just for both innkeepers and their
The resolution as passed following the
report of the legislative committee by the
chairman, . Rome Miller of Omaha, pro
vides for complete copies of hotel regula
tions of four states being sent to the
heads of the traveling men's organization
as well as to the members of the com
mittee. Mr. Miller was empowered to call the
meeting of the two organizations any
time before October 1, at which meeting
the formal demands for legislation wilt
be made ou the various state legislatures.
GAGE COUNTY RECEIVES
MUCH NEEDED SOAKER
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. T.-(Speeial
Telegram ) A steady rain began falling
here this evening. The moisture waa
needed for corn and prospects are good
for a soaker. Heavy rains are reported
south and east of this city. Two Inches'
of rain fell at Wymore and Barneston.
A hall storm visited a section of coun
try north of Barneston this evening, but
did little damage. '
ABERDEEN BANKER DIES OF
BURNS CAUSED BY EXPLOSION
ABERDEEN, 8. D., Aug. 7.-Arthur E.
Boyd, banker and city commissioner,
died late Ia3t night of burns caused by
an explosion of gas in a bank vault which
he had entered while holding a lighted
match. The gas was caused by a damp
proof preparation used on the Interior of
the vault. . . 1
DEADLOCK BROKEN ON TWO
HUNDRED AND TENTH BALLOT
ESTHERVILLE, Ia., Aug. 7.-On the
210th ballot Nels J. Lee of EsthervUle
waa nominated for judge In the Four
teenth district convention today.
Democratic Nominee, at. Sea Girt, in
Address, Expounds His Polit
FOR RULE OF JUSTICE AND RIGHT
People Are Asked to Entrust Gov
ernment to Democratic Party,
TO OPEN DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY
Conservation of Resources Discussed
in Its Phases.1
MAKES SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE
Address Formally Notlfyin Him of
' Nomination is Made . by Ollle
James of Kentucky, Chair- ,
' man of Convention.
SEA ' GIRT. N. J., Aug. 7.-Govenior
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was of
ficially Informed today that he had been
ehoien by the Baltimore convention aa
the nominee for the presidency on the
Governor Wilson was notified by Ben
ator-elect Ollle James of Kentucky, wh(
emphasized, aa tie said, that the governor
had obtained the honor untrammeled by
obligations and unembarrassed by affilia
tions of any kind. Though the governor,
spoke in acceptance, theoretically to the
fifty-two members of the committee, tha
speech expounding hit political philosophy
was heard by a great throng. , ; j ,
The governor read from his manuscript.
The platform, he said, was not a program,
but a practical document, Intended to
show "that we know what the nation is
thinking about and what It is most con
cerned . about." The people, he added,
were about to bo asked not particularly
to adopt a platform, but to entrust the
demoorattq party, with "office and power
and the guidance of their affairs," and
their desire now was to know what
Vtranslatlon of action and policy he in
tends .to glv the general terms of -the
platform should he be elected."
By 11.30 the roadway was jammed with
automobiles. Governor Mann of Virginia
wt the first of the governors to arrive.
"It's a great day for democrats," said
Governor Mann, as he greeted the dem
ocratic party nominee. ' '
. The marching clubs which arrived with
brats bands bore orange and black pen
nants with a Wilson picture on them.
On th&r coats they woVe sunfloweri. ,
; . ' ) Address of Ollle James- , 1
Penator-elect. Oil' M. James of Ken
tucky, permanent chafrman of the Baltl
mope convention aeed , spokesman tor
the fiottflcatlon cemmUtee,' 'which toda?
formally tendered tj GorHbrWbodrow
TrVitoh thef ocmflwattc nomination for
president.il!, r- f. '? v' , , . '
, Mr.) Jarrles , p.raued the candidate and
his achievements, and bespoke a harmon
ious party with "ho disgruntled demo
crat! sulking n the tents." . He attacked
both President Taft and former President
Roosevelt, and held up the republican
party as "disheartened, discouraged and
disorganised.'.'. , , ' , : . - '
.The republican, conduct of trust prose
cutions was condemned.- He declared the
democrats , were ,, pledged to ''felon's
stripes" for great ; malefactors. "Big
business" was promised support if legiti
mate, and the democratic party waa,
pledged to take the tariff out of politics
when the "trust fed barons take
their larcenous hands out of the pockets
Of the, American people." . , i ,
The motto, "Thou ehalt not steal,'! waj
a plagiarism from democratic faith, Mr.
James said, and he expressed belief in'
the charges that both President, Taft and
former President Roosevelt have made
against each other. , f j
Governor Wilson's Address.
After, thanking ttie committee of noti
fication and expressing his profound
sense of responsibility in accepting the
nomlnatlon the governor said he realized
that he was expected to speak plainly, to
talk politics and open the campaign, "iq
words whose meaning no one need doumV'
And he was expected to speak, lie added,
to the country as well as to the commit
tee. , ' : r ., ';'... ;;V
"Plainly it le a new, age," he went On.'
"It requires self-restraint not to attempt
too much, and yet,; !t would be cowardly
to attempt too little. In the broad light
of this new -day we stand, face to face
with what?-Plainly not with question of
party, not with a contest for. of flee, not
with a petty struggle fot advantage. With
great questions of right and of Justice,
rather, questions of national development,
of the development of character' and of
standards of action no less than of a
better business system. The forces of the
nation are asserting- themselves against
every form of special privilege and prl-"'
vate control, and are seeking bigger .
things than they have ever" heretofore
achieved.; ' .-'. . ' .'-iV--
"There are two great things to do. due
is to set up the rule of . Justice and of
right In such matters as the tariff, the 1
regulation of the trusts and the preven
tion of monoply," the adaptation of. -our;
banking and currency las to the very .'
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