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The battle is to begin tomor
row, the minute Vic Rosewater
begins reading - the temporary
It will be begun by 400 hus&y,
leather-lunged Roosevelt men ob
jecting to the reading of that roll.
And if Vic gets away with it,
hes a better man than past per
.Reported that pledges have
been obta.ined from, delegates all
qver thexountry to switch to-Sen-ator
Ctiinmins, of Iowa, on early
Elihu Root's bangs are getting
tobe quite prominent.
There's just 66 southern negro
delegates in our city, 'blowing
around the downtown cafes with
rolls big enough to choke horses.
Taft men say it's.bribe money;
but how could bribery exist in
this free country, where the peo
ple do not govern and Andy Law
rence is a boss ?
T. Roosevelt was the center of
interest'today, peacocking around
Two of 5 negro delegates from
Georgia, claimed by Roosevelt
told McKmley they're going to
vote for Taft.
Attempt made today to get
solid Texas delegation for
Taft Col. Lyons real peeved
Senator Dixon, at noon, issued
statement claiming Roosevelt's
nomination on first ballot by
margin of 42 votes.
London Daily Mail story of
convention todav begins-: "The
fate of the .United States today
hangs up 64- negroes who like
Which would seem to indicate
that some Britishers ' do have a
sense of humor after all.
William Jennings Bryan is hav
ing a lot of fun w&tching and re
porting the convention.
Roosevelt has turned down in
itiative, referendum and recall as
federal propositions in platform.
Says these things are state affairs.
"Let those who wish to make
threats. All I w'ish to say is that
the officers of this convention
will be protected "in carrying out
the duties with, Which they are
charged." Sergant-at-arms Bfll
It may be a great honor to be
sergeant-at-arms. of this conven
tion, but Bill's welcome to the job
for all we care.
"The -Republicans of Nebraska
have been humiliated by tlfe
action, of our national committee
man, Victor Rose'water." From
resolution unanimously adopted
by Ne'braska delegation.
Looks like Vic was going to be
the original in-6ad kid when he
gets back home. .
"Roosevelt and5 Taft are doing
some excellent campaigning for
me. They are telling the. truth
about each other." Eugene
Debs, Socialist'candidate for pres
ident. Report circulated that Iowa
delegation instructed for Cum
mins, will vote wjjh Taft men to
accept temporary Toll. .Not con
firmed. "It's pretty harjd to tell. Pret
ty hard I wouldn't care to