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WASHINGTON.-D. C MONDAY. JUNE 24. 1912.
ONE CENT, x
POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND SHIFTS TO BALTIMORE
WINNING CANDIDATE WANTED
BY THE PARTY RANK AND FILE
Parker Has 32 Votes in National Convention,
Enough to Elect Him Nomination Al
most Sure to Go to a Progressive!
Baltimore, Md., June 23. The hosts of Democracy assembled to
day in a spirit of absolute harmony. The talk among the delegates and
party leaders suggests that nothing will be permitted to ruffle the
serenity or adversely effect the prospects of victory in Novernber.
These men, coming from all States and Territories, are convinced
that they are here not for the mere purpose of nominating a candidate
for the Presidency of the United States, but firmly believe that when
their deliberations shall have been completed they will have elected a
Prsident of the United States. There is but one question under debate
"Shall the action of the subcommittee of the Democratic National
Committee in selecting Judge Alton B. Parker for temporary chairman
be confirmed or Tejected by the convention as a whole. There is a
tendency upon the part of many of the delegates to regard this ques
tion as one to be settled by the convictions of the individual delegates.
If this policy is followed, as now seems probable, by a majority of the
delegates, the result, no matter which way it may be, will result in no
benefit, real or on paper, to any one of the candidates.
COMMITTEE MEETS TO-DAY.
Tbe National Committee as a. whole
will meet to-morrow to pass upon the
arUon of the subcommittee. The poll f
the National Committee by the Interna
Uonal News Service shows that, of the
fifty-three members, thirty-two art In fa
vor of sustaining the action of the sub
committee In the selection of Judge far-
leer to act as a temporary chairman, and
twenty are opposVd. with one In doubt.
As there appears to be no doubt of tbe
National Committee votlpg to seat Judge
Parker, the fight if any ngnt u wagea.
will be transferred to the floor of the jsqb-
ventlon-nd as to the'' outcome there are'
decided differences or opinion
The conservative element among the ad
ocates of Judge Parker for temporary
chairman assert that his minimum vote
in the convention will be 577. which would
elect Judge Parker by a majority of six
ty-two. Those opposed to Judge Parker.
while claiming he would surely be de
feated on the floor, decline to give out
any figures until such time as they have
beard from Mr Bryan.
Thirty-six hours before the opening
of the convention there is a distinct
feeling that the Democrats must nom
inate a true progressive. Even advo
cates of those candidates who are re
garded as out of harmony with the
progressive principles regard the out
come of the Chicago convention as
putting out of the running all those
who stand for much the same princi
ples as does tbe nominee of that con
vention. Platform Progressive.
The determination to make no mistake,
to adopt a platform that shall be In
thorough sympathy with the progressive
policies that control the great majority
of the people through the country and to
nominate a man it ho can stand squarely
upon that platform without winking an
elash may lead to the nomlnaUon of
Champ Clark on the first ballot In the
opinion of many of the delegates that
Is the action this convention should take.
The Clark leaders are enthusiastic and
full of confidence. They have sounded
the delegates and know whereof they
speak. In this Sunday In Baltimore there
Is an atmosphere of clearness In sharp
contrast to that prevailing In Chicago
the same day last week. The barter and
eale of delegates which waa uppermost
in the minds of the leaders In Chicago
Is a thing unheard of here.
There Is no quesUon as to whether the
selfish ambitions of this man or that
man shall be realized. The sole pur
pose of those earnest men representing
all shades of Democracy In convention
assembled appeared to be to select a
ruler for four years who shall est
serve the Interest of the country. There
is much discussion as to what relation
tbe action of the Chicago convention lias
to the course fills convention should
Most of the delegates here appear to
be from Missouri They hesitate to ac
cept the Roosevelt action In Chicago
The sale of pictures and
binders for The Washington
Herald's Booklovers' Contest
will wind up to-morrow. No
more will be sold after that
If you want to dbmpete for
the $2,500 prizes, there is no
time to lose. Contestants can
submit their answers, begin
ning next Wednesday, until
the close of the contest, 6
p. m. July 3.
The ANSWER BINDER,
with full setof pictures" used in
At the Office,
last night as more than a parting growl
of a defeated candidate The argument
Is that a third party movement, headed
by Roosevelt, would be too embarras
sing for the Western progressive lead
ers In the Republican party, without
whose co-operation tbe movement would
Frown on Third Party.
Borah, for Instance, frowned upon the
suggestion, because his aspirations for
another term In tbe United States pen
ate would perer be reallxedahouia--therrf
bea. break 1n the paTty OTgafiUatloh. '
Deneen, Hadley. and Dixon ara In much
the same boat. Every delegate to the
Republican Convention from Minnesota
is a candidate for office and a wide open
split would mi-an their defeat
These facts and others of similar char
acter are known here, hence not much
Importance is attached to the Roosevelt
threat It Is believed that the colonel
will return to Oyster Bay. bluster for
awhile, and meantime ascertain what
measure of financial support a third par
ty movement would obtain. It was open
ly asserted In Chicago that his mos re
cent financial backers were verv mrp.
and declined to further participate in
me tnanaiess job of "flnancin a frost"
Those who are familiar with the cost
or independent political movements an
sert that it w,ould require $5,000,000 to lay
the foundation for a Roosevelt move
ment Where can e get it? Hence the
Democrats believe that they have to
beat Taft and that faction of the Re
publican party remaining loyal to him.
They do not figure upon a third ticket
Judge Parker arrived at the Emerson
late this afternoon, and as he walked to
the clerk's desk was recognized bv onlv
a very few people He was accomnanlrri
ay August eimont but their meeting
on me train was saia to have been accl-
GETS UNDER STEAM
Delegates for Majority Leader in
the House Arrive in
Baltimore. June 23. Senator Bankhead
and other managers or Representative
Underwood's canvass for the nomination
have been busy at the St. James Hotel,
where headquarters has been established,
consulting with delegates from other
States in the hope of Inducing them to
vote for the Democratic leader In the
House In case of a deadlock.
All of the eighty-four delegates In
structed for Underwood from Alabama.
Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi are ex
pected to arrive to-morrow. Umv nr
the Alabama and .Florida delegates ar
rived late to-day. Senator Bankhead has
called a meeting of the delegates for
to-morrow night. They, are to organize,
and it Is understood that they will agree
to vote for Judge Parker for temporary
chairman If Bryan decides to fight 'his
election on the floor of the convention.
Dr. Thomas M. Owen, of Montgomery.
Ala., to-night decided that the nomina
tion of President Taft at Chicago de
manded the nomination of Underwood
nere. There Is one Issue that the
American people understand better than
any other, he said: "That la the tariff.
Taffi failure to live up to his promise
10 give me people a downward revision
waa responsible for the election of a
Democratic Congress. Hut veto of the
Underwood tariff- bills will be responsible
for the election of a Democratic Presi
dent If we admit the tariff la to be
the main issue of the campaign, no one
can aeny mar me logical man to oppose
Taft is Underwood. Underwood drafted
the bills and Taft vetoed them. The
people know that with JJnderwood in the
White House they win get a reduction
on me necessities 01 life and a conse
quent reduction in- the cost of living."
To Decorate Cleveland's Grave.
New' York; June 2 J. A special com
mittee, composed of James GraybllL
Alfred Warendorf, and David Robin
son, representing the Orover Cleveland
Association of New York, will go to
Princeton to-morrow to place a wreath
on tlje grave of former President
Cleveland, In commemoration' of the
fourth anniversary of his death.
jOHE 0J? TEE Bid MEN.
Of Indiana, for years a power In the
Democratic party In the Middle West
and who was one of the early arrivals
In Baltimore to attend the Democratic
National Convention, which convenes
Champ Clark Campaigners Fay Be-
spects to Speaker en Boute from
Missouri to Baltimore.
WOULD KEEP PABTY TOGETHER
A thousand sampalgners for Clark for
President came to town yesterday from
St Louis on the celebrated "Houn" dawg
Special." spun around the Union Station
like a cyclone, heard a speech from the
Speaker, took lunch and dashed oft to
The Idea in stopping In Washington
was. of course, to have a preliminary
handshake with Champ Clark. Several
thou sand people went to the station
to see the arrivals because It was
thought that the real Missouri JMawgs"
were to be with the bunch. There were.
however, no .dogs -wlttt.U .party. It
waa stated they would get their supply
When the train stoped Speaker Clark
was notified that he waa wanted and
he went to the Continental Hotel. When
he was approaching. E. F. Goltra. Ka
Uonal Committeeman from Missouri
shouted: "Here he comes." and there was
a demonstration of good feeling and
Mr. Clark made a speech in which he
declared that If he were made the cam
paign standard bearer, he "would get
them together, keep them together and
make them work together."'
D. R. Francis, former Governor of
Missouri, Introduced Speaker Clark as
"the Presldent-to-be." and complimented
him on his record and his availability
as the Presidential candidate.
"I am very grateful to you for this
manifestation of your friendship and es
teem," replied Speaker Clark. "In 1910
when I got home to Bowling Green, Mo.,
In the course of a speech I said that
Missouri always had been distinguished
for the high standing of Its public men
In the government of both houses of
Congress, and In frequent members of
the Cabinet We have here "to-day one
man, David R. Francis, who has been a
Governor of our State, and a member of
"But there were then four great of
fices, that of President Vice President
Judge of the Supreme Court and Speaker
of the House of Representatives which
were never held by a Mlssourian. and I
decided to try to take at least one for
Missouri. A little later on we proposed
we would take away the greatest of
tbem all the Presidency.
Restored Good Feellnsr.
"The greatest satisfaction I have had
from this performance so far Is the res
toration of absolute good feeling among
the people of Missouri.
"If I have had any Influence In the cam
paign It Is because I have labored sue
cessfully to get the Democrats In the
House of Representatives together. When
I was elected minority leader the Demo
crats were weak and quarrelsome. We
all worked together, and finally we got
together and made the best fighting mi
nority In the history of the country. Fl
nally we became the majority Instead of
"If I should be the standard-bearer of
the party In this campaign, I Intend to
do with the party at large as I did In the
House of Representatives get them to
gether, keep them together, and make
them work to-gether. I thank you from
the bottom of my heart"
SALOONS SUED FOB $71,000.
Families of Three Shelbyville (111.)
Men Allege Loss of Support.
Shelbyville, IlL. June H Six damage
aults, aggregating J71.CO0. were filed In
the circuit Court yesterday afternoon
against Shelbyville ' saloonkeepers and
property owners on behalf of the wives
and daughters of W. E. McCormack.
deceased; D. Wayne Bland and 'Will
iam Stanley, of whose support the com
plainants claim they were deprived by
reason of the liquor business conducted
by the defendants.
Emma B. McCormack and daughters
ask JS0.WO on account of the death of
their husband and. father, former1 cir
Mrs. Bland and children ask jl3,000 and
Mrs. Stanley and infant daughter $3,000.
High Galea on the Atlantic
New York. June 21. High Gales on
the Atlantic were reported by the Cu
nard Liner Campania, which arrived to
day. Aa a consequence the steamship's
speed on the 'voyage waa two knots
less than usuaL 'Among; the passen
gers was Rev. A. J. Campbell, of Ire
land, whose preaching on 'The New
Theology" has attracted much atten
i- riviT erryana naninsaursn
LC Berkeley Springs; COO Cumberland
and return. fiunda.v Jim tihotM
i7 .Sir "& "un leaves union Bta-
uuu u a, m.
Each Delegation from District of
Columbia Thinks It Will
CONTESTS ABE UP TO-DAY
BEF0BE THE" COMMITTEE
Members Spend Time Visiting the
By STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Baltimore. June !X Members of three
delegations from tha Democrats of the
District of Columbia mingled in enthu
siastic but amiable activity In tha lobbies
of the Emerson and" Belvidere Hotels
and In the various Presidential head
Th naniiana of the faeUons were un
equal in members so that the sum total
of confidence In one set of delegates
might have surpassed that of the others.
But in the degree of sanguine hope there
appeared no difference at all.
Each of the partisans of each of the
facuona said, simply, nrtniy;
"V in sure to win."
The wlnnlnr or the losing Is to be
done before the National Committee In
its session to-morrow. This much would
seem to be assumed: The decision by the
committee will be expediuousiy maoe.
To Settle Contest.
Lafe Pence, it was said by the members
of the Costello faction, will present their
case. Briefs of the Newman and the
third faction with which the sames Darr,
Carr. Benton Jameson, and Mitchell are
popularly associated nave Deen given
National Committeemen. Thomaa Jamie
son and Harry Davis will present tt
Darr faction's case.
The briefs and argumenta follow gen
erally the arguments and assertions
made In the conventions and meetings of
the factions In the District
The Newman delegation's brief relates
history beginning in Washington aiay n.
im whn a Democratic Central Com
mittee was elected at a convention held
under provisions made by the National
Committee. Allegations of packed com
mittee" "defective nominations" and
ah i-ii1aHtla ir made.
Irregularity Is. In fact the general
charge, tbe faction headed by Charles."
TV. Darr alleging-. In Its brief ten specific
IrrgulaTitle..iXl Costetto faetm-!so
will allege irregularity Jn tne otner tac
tions. Kelly Ta Silent.
Chairman J. Fred Kelley. of the cen
tral committee, says nothing. He smiles
and talks, but not of the contests.
Whether the national committee will
want to see the ballots In tbe yet un
opened boxes of District Democracy la
The Newman faction has been "ofn.
clally recognised." Mr. Newman said, by
being placed on the official programme.
"We are here as an unlnttructed dele
gation." said Charles W. Darr. "We
take the position we have always taken
--that the District delegation ought not
to be Instructed. The President or the
United State Is the head of our Dis
trict government and we ought to be
able to sar we favored him."
That two delegation are Instructed
tor Clark ana tne otner ia uninsiructea
will not have great weight In the de
cision of the matter by the national
ccmmlttet. !t s believed.
Mr. Newmin said to-night he thought
he and his associates had not received
fair treatment from some of the Clark
party, but he and his associates would
support Mr. Clark to the last because
they represented the Democrats of the
District of Columbia and tbe Democrats
Wear Purity Badges.
The members of the Newman faction
here to-day wore big white badges, let
tered In gold, and bearing the legend of
their representation of the District On
top of the badges were big Clark but
tons. "The white Is for purity In politics."
said John Keady. a Newman alternate.
The contest for national committeeman
from the District la expected to crystal,
llza with (he decision by the National
PnmmlttM nf fhf. fvmtfKt t0.mOnOW. '
E. A. Newman. Dr T. V. Hammond,
C. W. Darr. and John Costello are prom-
Inently menUoned for the place.
Tbe Costello delegates are: Lafe Pence.
Charles R. Newman. Walter Costello,
Thomas H. Plckford. George Kllleen. Dr.
T. V. Hammond. John B. Colpoys, Capt
William Moore (of Anacostla), Capt. John
Miller. William Riley. James S. Easby-
Smtth. and R. E. MatUngly.
The Newman delegates are Edwin A.
Newman. P. T. Moran, Hugh F. Harvey.
Dr. Samuel E. Lewis. John G. Campbell
and Bernard G. Brown, with the -follow
ing alternates: William J. Neale, John
Keady, Louis P. Shoemaker, Dr. N. B.
Shade. Elle Sheetx, and F. L. Slddons.
The other delegation is composed of
Charles W- Darr, Thomas Jamleson.
Charles A. Douglas, Harry Davis. Rob
ert Allen. E. T. Benton. B. W. Fields,
F Edward Mitchell. O. H. Gore. F. J.
Wlsner, B. A. Buscher, and J. J. Pur
Most of the members of 'the delegaUons
were here to-day.
SON OF LATE BAHSEE,
CAUGHT IK AH UHDEBTOW,
DB0WHED HEAB SAVAHHAH
Savannah. Ga., JuneIt W. N. Coler.
third, of Colerldga HaU Summit N. J..
son of the late W. ,N. Coler, Jr.. of Wall
Street fame, was drowned to-day while
bathing oft Tybee UUnd. Mr. Coler was
caught In a treacherous undertow, which
has each year reaped Its toll. In the
water with him was his fiancee. Miss
Dorothy Londoner, of, Denver, Colo.
Young Coler came to Augusta, Ga.,
som month aa-o from' Harvard Univer
sity -cs a protege of the management of
the local street railway, for a practical
course in electrical engineering. About
three weeks ago his fiancee came to Au
gusta with her mother, and there'' were
persistent rumors .that the young couple
would soon marry.
Mr. Coler and Miss Londoner came here
from Augusta Saturday afternoon to
speild the week end.
i largest Morning Circulation.
TO W0BK OH FLATF0BM.
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Wafc-TjHF JBBaalaaw "
SENATOR FRANCIS J. NEWLANDS,
Of Nevada, who Is in Baltimore for the
purpose of attending the Democratic Na
tional Convention, and assisting In the
framing of a party ilatform for this
year's national election. It Is said that
Senator Newlands will urge a plank
disfranchising all of the negroes of
the United States and providing for their
colonization In Africa.
SLAM AT COMMONER
Col. Watterson Would Have Bryan
Act Less Selfishly or Line Up
with Hew Farty.
BpteiU to Tbe Wutilnxton HenM.
Louisville. Ky.. June 23. Under the cap
tion "One Teddy Too Many." CoL Hen
ry Watterson will say In the Courier
"The attitude of Mr. Bryan to the Dem
ocratl party Is precisely the attitude of
Mr. Roosevelt to the Republican party.
"Mr Bryan's confession of faith is
little other than Mr Roosevelt's confes
slon of faith. Each has a hlend peculiar
ly his own. but both confuea politics and
'The difference between them Is one of
character and manner. Mr. Bryan de
cor us. Mr Roosevelt Indrcorus. Mr.
Bryan belongs with Mr. Roosevelt In the
new party of supermen. Just organized at
Chicago, rather than among the men
merely of flesh.-and blood, who on Tues
day ara-to assemble In. Baltimore. trs
"If It were big enough to hold the two
of them he might be welcomed there,
and it may be that be will get there
"The National Committee acted within-
Its rights tn the appointment of a tem
porary chairman. In selecting Judge Par
ker It proposed the only other living Dem
ocrat who shares with Mr. Bryan the
distinction and the misfortune of having
lost a Presidential election. A fellow-
feeling should make Mr Bryan kinder.
"Let us hope that when ho reaches the
scene of acUon and confers with tbe wise
and unselfish Democrats he will find there
he will realize the full meaning and por
tent of the spectacle he proposes as a
curtain-raiser to body of Democrats
charged with such momentous business.
well aa the spiritual twinshlp he Is
courting with Theodore Roosevelt Sure
ly a single Roosevelt were enough for
both parties and all time."
HEW SENATOR HAD
ONLY $12 IN 1903
George Wingfield, of Hevada, Went
Into Mining and Is How Bated
Reno, June 21 There Is more or less
romance In the appointment by Gov. Tss-
ker L. Oddlt of Nevada of George Wlng
fleld, of Reno, friend and business asso
ciate of the late Senator George S. Nixon,
as United States Senator to serve until
the meeting of the Legislature In Jan
uary. 191X At that time the Legislature
will elect a successor to complete the un
expired term, which extends until March,
1317. The appointment was expected.
Senator Wlngfield, now known as the
richest man In Ne-ada, was a cowboy
In the southern part of the State when
Tonopah first acquired prominence aa a
rolnlngcamp In 1903. He rede Into the
boom camp, where tl bought nothing
more to eat than a plate of pork and
beans, with S12 tn his pocket
The late Senator George S. Nixon was
LINE-UP OF THE DELEGATES.
Baltimore. Md., June 23. The line
candidates is as follows:
Inatrnetrd for Claik.
New Hampshire ....
Porto Rico 8
Total Instructed and
pledged for Clark. 519.
Instructed for Wilson.
New Jersey 24
New Mexico 8
Rhode Island 10
West Virginia Is
Wisconsin - -9
District of'columbia. g
SouUl Dakota 10
Pledged for Clark.
Louisiana ......... v 20
Total ..-. 122
Not Instructed but
favorable to Wilson.
South Carolina ..... 18
Grand total, ISO.
then a clerk In a Tonopah bank, and
grubsUked. Wlngfield. according to popu
larly accepted stories, to J20O. Five yeara
later Wlngfield was rated a millionaire
and to-day Is estimated to be worth be
tween J12.000.O0O and J20.000.000. The great
est single factor In his financial success
has been his control-ef Goldfleld Consoli
dated. Within a few weeks after Nixon had
loaned the J200, Wlngfield tendered him
the principal, and with it interest In tbe
sum of JtOOO. representing naif the profits
in a mining venture. Nixon told him to
keep Uie J4.O0O and use it fcr his (Nix
on's) interest The partnership thus
formed endured for six yeara
Investments arid speculations involving
hundreds of thousands of dollars of cap
ital were carried on Independently by the
partners, and often neither knew of a
deal the other was conducting until Its
culmination. Their partnership, which
never was based upon any written agree
ment was terminated In 1309. with both
Nixon looked after the banking end of
their business. Including the J. S. Cook
Bank, of Goldfleld. through which the
greater part of the tremendous wealth
produced by that camp passed. Wlng
field. scraping together all his available
cash, and extending his credit to the ut
termost took over their mining claims.
Including Goldfleld Consolidated, then re
garded as a worked-out prospect
Ever a gambler for high stakes In
tre mining camps, where thousands of
dollars changed hands on a alngle turn
of the cards or dice. Wlngfield took a
tremendous hazard (or displayed i
knowledge of the formations of the Gold
fields deeper than any engineer on the
ground had saown) on Goldfleld Consoli
dated. Abandoning the shafts and tun
nels which marked the property for a
worked-out - ground. Wlngfield sunk a
new shaft and S73 feet down -crossed the
original rich lode and took out J5.000 In
tha first hour.
Wlngfield then went East to finance
the property for more extensive devel
opment and not only secured the money
he sought but retained absolute control
of the property
When a man high In Wall Street af
fairs was suggested as preadent of the
company, with the question. "You will
admit Mr. Wlngfield. that this man. Is
better able than yourself to handle the
Intricate financial details of this mer
ger1?" Wlngfield replied emphatically
that he admitted nothing of the sort
Wlngfield was elected president
Besides his Nevada mining Interests
Mr Wlngfield has large holdings of Cali
fornia oil lands.
Mr. Wlngfield was born at Fort Smith.
Ark.. August 18. IS?. Before going to
Nevada as a cowboy and prospector, he
"ran cattle" for his father, who had
settled In southeastern Oregon.
He was married to Miss Maude A. Mur
doch, of San Francisco. In 1S0S. Their
residence is In Reno. They have an In
The Political Map;
Solons Keep Mum
Despite the presence In this city f
the Republican nominee and several
would-be nominees of the Democratic
party. Washington yesterday seemed
temporarily, at least obliterated from
the political map. Most of the statesmen
are either not yet returned from Chicago
or else have taken up their abode In Bal
timore The few members of thr House and
Senate who are In town are keeping mum.
Asked as to their views on things that
happened at Chicago. Republicans shake
their heads and decline to taut lor quota
tion marks. As for the Democrats, all
the talkers of the party are In Balti
more, hard at it.
Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota
gave as an excuse for his unwillingness
to be Interviewed that there had not yet
been time to count the dead and wound
ed left on the field at Chicago.
The smoke of battle nasn t cleared
away yet. said the Senator, ana tnis
expression seemed to represent the atti
tude of most of the Repuoucans. iney
are waiting to And out who's who and
where they are "at ' in the new align
ment before they speak.
LIVES ABE IH DAHGEB.
Couanl at Chefoo, China
A ska for
Pekln, June 13. Conditions have be
come so acute at cneioo mat tne
American consul there to-day sent out
an urgent appeal for assistance. He
asked that a warship be sent at once
to Chefoo In order that Marines may be
on hand, as he momentarily fears an
Feeling against foreigners Is said to
have grown alarmingly. The consul
expects all foreigners, and especially
Americans, to take refuge at the con
sulate, and for that reason he asked
- up of , delegates for the various
" . .
Marshall Inntrected -Indiana
North Dakota 10
New Jersey 4
New York V....A.. 90
Pennsylvania ...... iy
Virginia . ...- 24
North Carolina ..... s
Leading Republicans and Soma
Democrats Send Felic
PREDICT HIS RE-ELECTION
Many Americans Abroad and Sev
eral Rulers Also Join in
Aside from attending church. President
Taft spent most of yesterday reading
messages of congratulation upon his
nomination at Chicago by the Republican
National Convention, they coming from
every State and Territory of the Union
and from many foreign countries. He
answered as many of them as possible.
These messages came from leading Re
publicans and some Democrats. Includ
ing George Harvey, the New Tork edi
tor, an original Wilson advocate. Among;
the several thousand messages were many
from Americans who are abroad, and. It
Is understood that some of them were
from rulers of Turopean nations and
from some of the Central American coun
tries recently visited by Secretary of
State Kncx. Among the firs to reach the
President was the following from Vice
President James S. Sherman, at Utlca.
"My sincere congratulations. With the
passing of the storm will come a clear
atmosphere, and we may expect with It a
calm Judgment nd a Just verdict"
"I Congratulate You."
Representative William B McKlnley,
manager of the Taft pre-convention cam
paign, wired from Chicago, saying- "I
congratulate you." Former Vice Presi
dent Charles W Fairbanks, of Indiana,
a delegate-at-large from that State, wired
from Chicago. "I tender you my heart
The first telegram was received in the
White House telegraphic office In less
than five minutes after tbe result of ID
vote was announced In convention halt
Three telegraph operators in the execu
tive offices worked from 11 o'clock until
X o'clock yesterday morning receiving
messages. They were relieved by two
o her operators, who were kept busy un
t.l late In the afternon and still messages
continued to arrive during the evening In
large numbers from different sections of
the country. Packages of the messages
were rushed In to the President, who re
mained In his office until 1 o'clock Sun
day morning, and throughout yesterday.
and last evening they ere sent Into his
library In the White House Only a small
percentage of the messages were mads
public, they representing the various sec
tions of the country and people In nearly
all walks of life No attempt waa made
to give publicity to the remainder, a
large portion of which were of a verv
personal nature To many of these per
sonal telegrams, and ot a number of
those from his most loyal supporters, the
President dictated answers himself His
secretaries and a arge force of stenog.
raphers will begin work to-day answer
ing the others.
The President yesterday continued fol
lowing his course of the past week, of
keeping to himself or with his family as
much aa possible, and avoiding political
visitors and conferences. After looking
over the morning papers and his mes
sages he attended religious service, aa
usual, at All Souls' Church, accompanied
by one of his .sons, and Mrs. Taft ac
companied by JUss Taft attended St
John's Church, their regular place of
Taken Motor Trip.
During the afternoon he devoted his
attention again to messages, and at
o'clock the President accompanied by
Mrs. Taft 'took a motor trip in the
country. Upon their return they dined
quietly at the White House, with only
the members of their family. Miss Hel
en, and their sons. Robert uid Charles,
being present During the evening the
President continued to be Interested In
the messages from prominent men from
all over the United States, who pledged
him their loyal support
The President declined to make any
statement for the public, holding that
the one be Issued Saturday midnight
following his nomination, a sufficient
for the time being. H made known that
he proposes to pursue his regular duties
of Chief Executive, without any further
political move, at least until after the
Democratic Convention shall have con
cluded Its labors- at Baltimore. So far
he has drawn up - . "-"dte plans of
It was deep" J ea lowever. that
lie should take id their fans-
II) to Beverly, Mass. Install their
regular suraer home ttu . Mrs. Taft
will remain, and the President will re
turn to Washington July 8. The Presi
dent will spend July 4 quietly at Bev
erly, and apparently he proposes at pres
ent to take no new political problems
while there, but to enjoy a few days
rest The President Is known to be thorough
ly satisfied with the result of the con
vention, barring; of course, the with
drawal of a number heretofore loyal
supporters of the party. It Is not be
lieved by the President's advisers here,
however, that this bolt wil seriously
affect tbe party's success, and no doubt
careful and diplomatic efforts will soon
be put under way for reconciliation with
those who are willing to be met on rea
sonable ground. The President Is un
derstood to be heartily pleased with the
renomlnatlon of Vice President Sherman
as his running mate, and with the plat
form on which the fight Is to be made.
Appears Highly Gratified.
The President Is understod to be
highly gratified, by the wide range
of interest wlthln-tbe party as repre
sented by the senders of the several
messages ot congratulations. The
President Is understood to be particu
larly happy over the large suck ot
messages that came from Cincinnati
and from all parts ot Ohio, aa well aa
from Augusta, Giu, where he spent the
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