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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 20, 1912, Image 3

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ownpd and represented by them
selves. Three delegates were .arrested
inthe Pompeifan room . of, the
Congress hotel today, after they
indulged, in a fight as to who
should 'wear a waste basket as a
hat. - , .. ; .
The three delegates, gave ficti
tious naines othe police, anA
police wouldn't try and find out
their re$l nam.es.
Herhert S.Hadley, governor of
Missouri,, is standing arpund in
the open today, hoping.a'bolt will
strike him when he jgn't loQking.
Hadley is worrying Roosevelt
men pretty much today.
Roosevelt asked Hadley last
nigtft if he would do anything so
hprrid as to accept a nomination
from a. "tainted convention."
Hadley stood back' coyly, and
said he "didn't know.1' .
There's a good chance- of the
convention getting good and sick
of the ;Roosevelt-Taft fiasco, and
nominating Hadley. That's why
they .cheered Hadley .for 49 min
utes straight yesterday.
. Just abqut.ll o'clock this morn
ing, Jjtegis H. Post, governor'of
Porto Rjco under Rposevelt, blew
into the Congress hoteMobby and
announced to all the world that
Roosevelt had released all dele
gates instructed for hun
' lost is1 a personal! friend . of
Roosevelt'. ' He just had cpme
from Rposevelt. headquarters.
Uls announce'ment was taken as
gospel, and every "bigr newspaper
in the world printed if.
Seemingly, the announcement
was only "a feeler, Tfowever, trred
out to $ee how .the delegates
would feke it.
The delegates from a Roose
velt sittfldpoint, diH not take it
very, w-ejl. Most of them seemed
tickled tb.death aj'flje idea of be
in,g relj&ed. So, at U :30 o'clock,
RoGSevljlt issued a signed denial
of Pps5 statement. ,
Jams S. Sherman, John Wan-amaker-pfPhHadelphia,
and Gov.
Mead df Vermojg are tfic only
vice presidential in'didates prob
able fof the Taftjlcket.
Cumhiins.of Iowa says he's
going to be president or'nothipg.
So does Borah. . .
Governor MjiGoVern is backed
by sdme Roosevelt men, but he
couldnt get a solid backing from
his home state Wisconsin. Mc
Govern's been flirting so miich
wifti Roosevelt, tha't LaFolleffe
is peeved at him.
Ohid's Roosevelt delegates are
ready, to go dv&z V.Hadley, Re
cording to ling,G. Thompson, of
Columbus, O. v1 ;
"Arjcest any nw senator,
judge, state's aitdfijey or what
not, who staVtsErouble," S&v
geant-at-arms Store's order to
Assistant Chief cHl(ettler today.
But outside df the gentlemen
whp fotlght as toJvhp should
Wear a waste basket,as a hat, no
one wa arrested. . . ,
. Washington. . The" White
House today dedi&fthat Taft had
agreed t6 withdraw his name as
a candidate at .Chicago if once
Roosevelt was out' of it.
This occurred just after ' the
White House heardab6utRegis

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