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.York had beeiuulaced in nomin
ation by Victor Rpsewater for the
Taft forces, and Henry F. Coch
ems of Wisconsin had plaped Gov.
McGayern of that state before the
convention as the Roosevelt can
didate. ' Gpy. H, ajdley of Missouri threw
the convention into, uproar 4s
soon as the -reading of the tem
" porary roll was concluded by de
manding that the Roosevelt dele
gates -be .substituted for those
named by the National commit
tee. Rcisewater ruled Hadley's
motion put of order.
Rosewatenthen'placed Root in
Cochems nqminated jylcGov-
John E. Hedges of New York
seconded the Ropt nomination,
Hadley seconded nomination
of McGqyern- -
Johnson, .governpr. of Califor
nia, madethe'ftrst openr threat of 1
troubje heard in -the convention.
He declared California; would
cast 25 votes for McGovern, and'
served notice that his J26 votes
would be 'castsolidfy on everp
proposition! , "
Flinn began-a speech seconding
McGoverni and the worst disor-4
der of the afternoon broke qut.
He declared that unless Taft had
540 uncontested votes on a roll
call, Pennsylvania would refuse;
tn follow him. ,
Francis J. IJeney qL California,
launcnea into a Ditper qenuncjar
tion of the nation committee, de
claring the onlv difference be
tween Committeeman Stevenson'
of Colorado and Ane Kuet was
Disorder here got beyond Rose
Delegates were cursing loudly,
but Heney refused to sit cjown, A
semblance of prder was restored,
and Heney continued, his denun
ciation of Stevenson, Penrose' afid
Crane. i ' - '"'
Senatdr Bradley of Kentucky
attempted to second "Ropt'sinom
ination, but was met with a storm
of questions -as to why he vpted
for Larimer, He answered that
he voted, for Lprimer and tht
that Lorimer was "ten thousand
times better than you are,"
.PpjIQAjL SIDE LI$HfS.
TwoT5arid? and a few glee dubs
entertained the peapje from -ten
o'clock untfl Vic Rosewater land-
ed on the-table with, his bigjjvej.
The-old war horse delegates
who'Jiad been there before were
slow-in arriving The new men,
anxiofis to see. everything and, tell
the folks at home about it, we're
there the minute the doors were .
open- " J
Chauncey Depew lingered in
the corriddr" until the Coliseum
was filled and then walked down
the aisle with a "spotlight,
plea'se' expression on his face.
"goefctair Charley" Fairbanks
4onne hisf haloanxi amWed to hjs ,
,seat, to'fheiune of "Hail! Hail!
Gang's All Here."
McKipJey, Barnes, Herning?
way, Fairbanks, Hilles and a
score of other Taft leaders were
scurry fn around before the con-