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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 20, 1912, Image 2

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o'clock to await the report of the
credentials committee.
Credentials- committee report
is not at all likely to be ready by'
4 o'clock.
Roosevelt's third party an
nouncement was given but after
a day of the wildest, craziest
political bunk that ever hap
pened. At iiJ30 last night, Frandis J.
Heney, of California, led 13
members of the credentials com
mittee out of the committee
-rooms and over to the Roose
velt headquarters in a mad-football
rush,
Roosevelt himself blew into
the Florentine room at the Con
gress and Ordered Heney and
his friends back, ,
Roosevelt was so excited he
fcegfan his speech "by saying: "I
am through."
This statement greeted by
groans and jeers. Roosevelt Im
mediately corrected It to read ! "I
am through with this tainted roll
Republican convention."
Heney and his 13 went baqk to
the Credentials committee rooms
at thexkliseuffi and sneaked in by
side doorsi
Credentials committee wilted
before they got back. They first
had decided to give only 5 min
utes to district and 10 minutes' to
stAte contests. Before Heney got
back they decided to give 20 min
utes' to district and 30 minutes to
state contests.
- This was "a victory for the
Roosevelt men. But it was a Vic
tory that didn't amount to much,
t U the majority of a committee
haVe decided td Mnd a candidate
a lemon, It doesn't matter much
whether they take 5 or 3d minutes
In the handling. : x
just after the "Heney bolt," it
leaked out that Roosevelt had
leased the Orchestra Hall for to
day, and the real "bolt talk started.
White all thi scrap is going en,
the convention eanHOt turn a
wheel. It ig tied hand and foot
until it,reCeives the Credentials
committee report.
Little Ehhu Root got ekcited
about the bolt talk, and instructed-
Sergeant-at-arms Stone te
throw out any gink wlio tries! to
start things.
. Even the Roosevelt men admit
that little Elihti, backed by all the
police in the city that are not run
ning down Union newsboys, is big
enough to get aw&y with the job
of keeping order,
Samuel Gompers, for the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, asked
resolutions committee to insert
antiirtjunctiott plank Iff platform.
Jane Addams, of Hull House,
asked for a womah suffrage
plank.
But the resolution committee
isn't drawing up any platfarm un
til they know who 16 go'logvto'be
the nominee.
Goveqor Deneen went oveto
tte Roosevelt camp yesterday.
Deneen has been on the fence
so long, he must have been tired
of balancing himself.
Governor Johnson, of Califor
nia, and Francis J. Heney are the
anly two men who really want a
bait They want & new party-
I
-tfa-av-Ai

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