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Drnprorrdse Asserts Party's Confi
dence in Judiciary. ,
I3y Teleprarti to rbe Tribune.]
■■Ago. June 27. — A compromise has been
mrfc'd en the anti-injunction plank in the
ttncaJ Republican platform whereby the pro
■ . -- hitherto rtllned hi these dispatches is
s«B5ie»(: with a declaration of confidence in the
l«ry of the country.
Tit injunction plark asserts that the Repub
taa pan always ha? upheld and always will
uphold (ha processes and proceedings of the
carte and ha? absolute faith in their integrity
cd sfrlghtnesi nevertheless, it believes that
••- injunction practice should be so modified
provide that only where irreparable dam
in to property is imminent the courts may
■bj isjur.ctions without notice. It is also
\*Kr?:*i that due notice shall be given of Im
inltof injunction proceedings.
I *i»aodifiea injunction plank is believed to be
tcsjtah ; tn many more members of the com
**» than the original draft.
I*l2:* - ■- the full committee on resolu
te* tad agreed to accept ajl the planks of the
te2cm 2? recommended by the sub-committee.
**£ Us* exception of those relating to injunc-
to the civil rirhts of the neero«ra<"e and
*** ?ss£r:a Canal The*e were reserved because
«tbf def ; -^ on the part of members' of the full
«saWM« »<■> discups at some length *>ach of
■»*«»'■ ■ . provisions. The other planks were
•"•led after brief and formal discussion.
** - as understood that the injunction plank
••ni lew special consideration, and many
*Bs«Tf evinced a dif position to oppose it, not
*2ataading the provision was agreed to by all
-£*«•£ of th« fiib-conimittee. including Messrs.
c- * Payne. Dalzell and Clark, who had hith
*" opposed It. The indications were favorable
•**5 aiJ-night session.
■' : ' atthod of settling this question, which
-":—«;. the sub-committee on resolutions
5^ s:ne* h ■was appointed yesterday, and
j aca hag <r..-.- rfmsid«T<<d by the sub-com
!^"** ir. practically continuous session from 10
V~ to 30 p. m ., A as proposed by Judge P>al
%*.<•' Washington. It has received the ap
***'■'' Secretary Taft, and unless there slioulJ
*** orsexjif ct<vj change in the eentiment of
*- ; comjiuttee it will be approved by It
m *« in the platform, which will be re
*** <i to th* convetitl^n to-:., (TOW.
r * oocvictior. of \he ministration and of
. •««!•> Ta/t himself that the adoption of the
**?>m anti-injunction plank in the national
4 -ona i s e Js^ nt ; a | lo Republican success was
|J**^Wr beyond a" petadveuture to-day when
7^' WctnWr .if t!ie sub-committee, on itaslo
£* •' < *(-ivr-<i a telegrani from the Secretary to
, tf *^t an-i urging the recipient to vote for
[Txr PLAJK«,n:vJ. NO TAFT?
». < V* <ncr - "•ne enthusiastic administration
• > ?* 5T "f thy- «üb-rommUtee said this ev<ning:
''^Pmrnt Is thit if the convention *it-<;idcs
a.;, 1 " ad^'' a platform that M: Taft deems
2"** ry - or ni£ fV-u,,,. it will have to norni
•oitt or. c <i Se for the Presidency.^ It
< out nurd
MH«ni< pas'.
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t.-^'^ I-'uTrwd. NEW- YORK, THURSDA Y . J I N 1 : Is, 1 IMS. - FOURTEEN PAGES.- Tht T tS&m
Selection To Be Made Friday, Ac
cording to Present Plan.
l^y T>l*-»rra,jfc t" The Trit-un" 1
Chicago. June 17.— The only change In the
Vice-Presidential situation in th» last twenty
four hoars has been the growing conviction that
the Presidential nominee would select his run
ning mate in due time, and the increasing disin
clination of the delegates to espouse the cause
of. or even to take an interest In, any candidacy
which dor not bear the administration hall
mark At the Fame time, there Is naturally the
utmost curiosity as to the personality of the man
whom the administration forces will choose, and
powerful magnifying glasses are in constant
use in the effort to perceive significance in the
most trivial details which might possibly reveal
the joint purpose of President Roosevelt and
Secretary Taft.
For instance. Webster Byers. Attorney Gen
eral of lowa, reached here this morning and
sought to promote the selection of Senator Del
liver for second place. Mr Byers. who is a
Cummins man, sought the. opposition faction
in the lowa delegation and proposed, on condi
tion that they would not now oppose the nomi
nation of Mi. Dolliver for Vice-President, to
pledge the Cummins faction in lowa to help re
turn Mr. DotUver to th« Senate when his four
years as presiding officer of the upper house
had expired. Mr. Byers's advances were em
phatically rejected by the anti-Cummins mem
bers of the lowa delegation, but the incident was
whispered about as conclusive evidence, that
Secretary Taft was still determined to have Mr.
r»ol!iver for a running mate.
Finally, this story In its peregrinations as
sumed such verisimilitude that "Lafe" Young,
delegate-at-large and a leader of the anti-Cum
mins faction in lowa, telegraphed to the Presi
dent asking if it was true that the administra
tion was still determined upon Dolllver 1 * nomi
nation. In reply he received a telegram from
Secretary Loeb saying that the President was
doing nothing to promote the nomination of
Senator Dolliver and did not purpose to. This
gave rise to the report that the administration
had abandoned Dolliver, but when the Taft peo
ple were informed of the basis for that report
th«*y ask»d, "Have you seen the telegram?"
And on receiving an affirmative reply they
said: Ah. but the message you describe does
not say that Secretary Taft purposes to do
nothing with regard to the Vice-Presidency."
The boom of Vice-President Fairbanks re
ceived a considerable setback to-day as a re
sult of the speech of Representative James E.
Watson, of the Indiana delegation, in support of
the resolution restricting Southern representa
l.on. Many of the Southern delegates are up in
arms against the Indiana delegation because Of
Its attitude on this question and say that they
will fight the nomination of Mr. Fairbanks to
the last ditch. Mr Watson's speech is pro
nounced the most powerful of those delivered in
support of the Burke resolution.
■Then during the session of the convention to
day- Senator Burrows appointed General Wood
ford and Governor Dtueeii of Illinois a commit
tee to escort the permanent chairman. Senator
Lodge, to the platform, it immediately started
rumors that General Woodford was the dark
horse which the President and Secretary Taft
were Brooming for second place When this
report was carried to General Woodford ho
smOed sweetly and remarked: "They might
go further and fare worse, and they probably
will." but th« general's pessimism did not d-f
courage those Who had started the report, and
t ..,n,n.-; oil »ffn ß il »ttf
Sherry before dinner. M.i.Mr« *"•<
11. T. U*v£y £ Sous ' ■••■. I 3« Fulloo St.. New fork.
— Asivtl
(Copyright. 100 S. by the George R. l.a«renc» Company. Chicago. New York, ffm hlSgtMl.)
The President, who has led his party and ; him aa a candidate for the great office which
the people in this great work, retires, by hi« j he has finally declined. The President has
own determination, frcm his high office on | refused what his countrymen would gladly
the 4th of March next. His refusal of a re- j have 9 iven him: he «*» what he means and
a- j- m. l j v lL i it.- * .— «*■ means what he says, and his party and his
nomination, dictated by the loftiest motives j ' . A. v
„ country wi,l respect his wishes as they honor
and by a nob c oyaltv to American tradi- ...... , „-
' ' his high character and great public service.
Horn, is final and irrevocable. Any one who But> although the p resident retires, he
attemDts to use his name as a candidate for ,» aves his po |i c i es behind him. To those
the Presidency impugns both his sincerity I po |j c j es t he Republican party stands pledged.
and his good faith, two of the President's , We must carry out as we have begun, re
greatest and most conspicuous qualities. _ gardless alike of the radicals of reaction and
upon which no shadow has ever been cast. , the radicals of revolution. We must hold
That man is no friend of Theodore Roose- ; fast to that which is good while we make
velt and does not ehe r ish his name and fame r the advances which the times demand. —
who now. from any motive, seeks to urge ' From Senator Lodge's Speech.
Reiterates Decision to Refuse Vice-
Presidential Nomination.
Chicago, June 17.— promulgation of a let-"
ter from Vice-President Fairbanks reiterating
his 'irrevocable determination" not again to bo
a candidate for the office he now holds was the
most important development of the day in con
nection with the Vice-Presidential nomination.
The letter was addressed to Mr. Fairbanks'?
manager. Joseph B. Kealing. and the full text
Indianapolis, Ind.. June 16, 1908.
My D-.ar Mr. K<*aling I appreciate folly the
compliment paid me by my friends in their in
sistence that I should accept a renominatton for
Vice- Prudent, yet my determination not to be
a candidate again, as announced before the close
of the last session of Congress through you. is
absolutely irrevocable. My conclusion does not
grow out of any want of appreciation of the
honor, for the Vice-Presidency is an honor which
any man may well covet. No one is obliged to
step down to it.
I have enjoyed the great honor which came to
me unsought and by the undivided voice of my
party, for all of which I am profoundly grateful.
This renewed expression of the confidence of
my friends touches me most deeply. They need
no assurance that I have come to the conclusion
I have reached deliberately, and I trust that the
personal considerations which I have advanced
will commend themselves to their approval. I
am the more confirmed in the wisdom of my
conclusion because of the fact that there is no
party or public exigency which would seem to !
suggest a contrary course.
Accept for yourself and other friends my
grateful appreciation of your generous, unfail- j
ing and loyal support.
I remain, faithfully your friend.
A similar letter was written by the Vice-Pres
ident to Senator Hemenway.
"Most Complete Recognition of the
People's Rights," He Says.
Chicago, June 17.— Ambassador Bryce was the
guest of honor at a dinner at the Hamilton Club
to-night. -Many visitors to the Republican Na
tional Convention were present.
"I have been watching with great interest the
proceedings of the great convention which is meet-
Ing in your city." said Mr. Hryce. "I have been
struck by a good many things about it. I did not
write an account of your government and Institu
tions without having paid several visits to. this
country, but it never was my good fortune to see
a national convention. This machinery of conven
tion*, •• you have It in this country, is the most
complete, full recognition of the rights of the
people to which any country has attained, because
people not only at flections say who shall be their
omcers. but i" these party convention* they deter
mine on the men who ought to be put forward as
the representatives of parlies.
••lyt dm express, on behalf of every l^nglishman
who Is proud thai from hi* country came those
principles of self-Kovrrnnicni which you are ap-
Nlytag here, the hope that the fame s*n*f> of the
prr-emin.nt importance of maintaining these cai
.llnal principles "' good government may- forever
Sourish and abound.* ..-_.- - • -
President and Secretary Taft Confer
While Convention Cheers.
June 17.— With every incident of
the great gathering at Chicago flashed to them
on direct wires. President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Taft kept in constant touch to-day with the
Republican National Convention. They had a
brief conference, and each wound up the after
noon by driving into the suburbs while the con
vention was still in session. All day loner the
wires brought news of what was occurring in
the convention. There were direct circuits from
the convention hall into the executive office of
the White House and the private office of Sec
retary Taft and a long distance telephone in
Mr. Taft'S office as well. These permitted ready
communication with the convention leaders.
Confidential telegraph and telephone operators
were on duty at the Chicago ends of the wires,
and not a move was made on the floor of the
immense hall that was not almost simultaneous
ly reporter! to Washington.
Apparently disinterested in the closing hours
of the day's proceedings, President and Mrs.
Rooseveli drove from the White House latP in
the afternoon to Rock Creek, northwest of the
city, when- they mounted horses and cantered
over the smooth bridle paths amid the wild
scenery that characterizes the park. They
started Just after the cheering for the President
had exhausted itself. The President received
bulletins from the convention while dressing for
his ride and after Secretary Taft, who went to
him while the excitement in the Coliseum was
at its height, had gone back to the War Depart
Mr. Taft also went driving without waiting
for the convention to adjourn. Mrs. Taft mani
fested her keen interest in the Republican con
vention proceedings to-day by joining the Sec
retary in his private office and getting at first
band the reports from Chicago. She remained
throughout the session of the convention and
scanned closely all of the dispatches received.
After word had been received at the White
House that the cheering for President Roosevelt
in thf convention hall bad continued forty-five
minutes Secretary Tuft went to the White
House and with his usual good natured smite
hurriedly went into the President's office, one
sentence In the President's bulletins impressed
him forcibly as indicating that l-! 1 the delegates
were not carried away by the excitement. That
•was a statement that two-thirds of them had
retained their scats.
Reports of the committees to the convention,
which had been forecasted In the early private
advices, were received with satisfaction by the
.Secretary and by the President. There were
exchanges >f messages between Mr. Taft and
his Chicago friends a.s t<> the platform, espe
cially as to the anti-injunction plank The
1 ..ni inn.-d on thlril paEr
instead of the 27th. to take the A. C A. party start
in^.thu.lDth on the "Ideal Tour." — Advt. „, ■
Tremendous Demonstration in Honor of the President,
But No "Stampede."
Report Seating All Delegates Adopted— Burke Resolution Defeated— Lodge, c;
Permanent Chairman, Speaks.
■ [By Telfirraph to The Tribune. I
Chicago. June 17. — To-days session of the
national convention was character izeti by a re
markable demonstration of enthusiasm 'or
Theodore Roosevelt, which tasted for forty
minutes, and which showed the country what
the Republican party thinks of the vicious at
tacks so persistently made upon him by selfish
interests. This is not scneraliy interpreted as
giving the slightest indication of any drift of
the convention away from Taft or any prospect
of ■ third term stampede.
The sub-<oininitt * resolutions completed
to-day the flaming Of the platform, bar*"*
reached a compromise on the anti-injunction
plank which affirms the confidence of the R*
publican part] in the integrity of the courts.
While declaring for «H* legtetatkHl as may
be needed to remove all danger of the sum
mary issuance of injunctions, without dimin
ishing the power <>f the courts.
Convention called to order at 10 o'clock by
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, permanent chair-
Trayer by »t Rev. John Wesley H.ll. past,
of Metropolitan Temple. New York.
Report of the committee on resolut.ons.
Nomination of candidates for Pres.dent of the
United States.
|l.> l>lr;i-ar>h tn "•*• Tribune.)
Chicago, June 17. -It was Roosevelt day at
the Republican National Convention, prompt
ed by an eloquent tribute from Senator Lodge,
the permanent chairman. The unofficial part of
.the .convention— the Republican pewholders.
the "plain people* in the galleries, in the rear of
the convention hall and in the out of the way
places where the vast audience of ten thousand
was - packed away— paid Its own tribute la
its own way. had its own stampede anil
shouted itself hoarse fur forty-six minutes with
the slogan, "Four, Four, Four Tears Mora!"
But the demonstration, prolonged and enthu
siastic us it was, gave no sign of any movement
in the convention to nominate Roosevelt. It
was the tribute of the throng to the President's
popularity and tin- emphatic answer to the
vicious campaign waged against him by selfish
interests. Delegates, alternates and spectators
Joined heartily in the cheers, which broke in
wave after wave over the assemblage, but the
purpose to respect his wishes so emphatically
stated by Senator Lodge was in no respect dis
turbed. Senator Lodge's splendid speech caused
the whirlwind. I
"The result is that the President it the best
The convention received the report of -*
committee on credentials, which ratified every
decision of the national committee, and adopted
it without division. - '
The Vice-Presidential situation has changed
but little, some opposition having arisen to
Vice-president Fairbanks because of Repre
sentative Watson's advocacy of the restriction
of Southern delation* in the convention. -Mr.
Fairbanks hat also sent to his manager. Mr.
Realms, a letter savins be will not accept; «■
nomination for second plate
The Burke resolution, providrnz for the re
duction of Southern representation in the Re
publican National Convention, was defeated
to-day after a hard fizht by a vote of Ml
to 471.
It is expected that the platform trill be
adopted to-morrow and that William H. Taft
will be nominated for President.
abused and the most pooular man in the Unitsd
States to-day."
That is the sentence which acred as a burn
ing fuse to dry powder. Instantly the delegates
responded with waving flags, cheers and th«
clapping of hands. The wave reached from th»
front srats to the sides and rear, and then m
the galleries. When It died down in one en lof ths
Coliseum it would break " out somewhere els?,
surging over and through the massed spectators
like, sea billows against the rocks
Five minutes, ten minutes, passed. The Sen
ator from Massachusetts ha 1 had. enough, al
though the demonstration was not" perhaps en
tirely unexpected by the permanent chairniah.
There was serious business to do. however. He
raised his nand and tiie galleries responded
with good natured defiance, increasing the *P
olause. US smote the table with his black be
ribboned gavel and waited— all m *am. Tha
galleries had ■ "yelling streak" on and yell
they would and di!
Another rive minutes and still another went
by. and tn« roar was worse than ever. If It was
a hurricane before, mm It was a cyclone. If
a generous shower at first, no,-, it was ,x cloud
burst. The Taft men from t>hi< after a littla
looked doubtful, hut soon raw they had nothiii?
to fear; the delegates, after standing on chairs
and waving hats and caned for ten minutes. had
resumed their seats, but those transformed der
vishes in the galleries, they sent d«>wn volleys
of cheers, yells and whistles till it seem«d as if
the roof would blow off.
Li» on the platform Senator Lodge strolled*

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