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mediat ely. He moved to tabVth.e
. A' roll call was demanded. The
niotion to table the Hadley mo
tion was carried by 559 ayes to
499 noes, with ten delegates,
mostly contested, not voting.
Roosevelt was beaten.
- Half an hour later, Hadley
made another motidh to substi
tute the minority report of the
Roosevelt men on the credentials
committee for the majority re
port. " Jim Watson again moved for
the tabling of the Hadley motion.
Root recognized Watson's- mo
tion. It' was put to a roll call vote,
and carried by 605 ayes to 464
noes, with nine delegates not vot-'
' The delegates were begmnmg
to -desert the sinking ship.
- And it was the progressive;
delegates from Idaho and Wis-
consin who deserted. They voted
with the Taft men on the second
v Wm. J. Barnes, Jr., of N. Y.f
was jubilant when the result was
announced. "It's ' all over," he
said. "Taft is as good "as noml
Barnes' loyalty to Taft has
been questioned. It has been said
persistently yesterday and today
"that Barnes really wants to nom-f
inate a dark horse, so the. Repub
licans will have some chance of
carrying New York state.
What Roosevelt is going to do
now no one knows. No one could
get a Word from his headquarters
when the convention was yoting
But whatever Roosevelt may,
do, he is beaten in the Republican
convention. Taft is in control,
and the controlling is particularly
If Roosevelt sticks to his sign-,
ed statement'jof yesterday, he will
bolt the Republican- party, and
lead a third party in November.
And it's a big question How
many delegates he can get to bolt
with him. Tt all'depehds how ex
cited the delegates ate when the
bolt is pulled off. .
After the convention voted
down 'the Roosevelt motions, on
the Alabama case, the credentials
committee reported' on the Ari
In the Arizona cases, as in Ala
bama, the contest is entirely tech
Idaho and Wisconsin progres
sives said they voted with Taft on
the Alabama cas.es because the
"Roosevelt contests were so flim
sy." The Roosevelt Arizona contests
are just as flimsy.
. The Republican convention was
called to order by lihu Root' at
1226 today. v '
W. T. Devine of Colorado
immediately presented the report
of the -Credentials Committee
seating Taft delegates from the
Ninth Alabama district.
I?VJR. iMc'Cormick of Illinois
then 'tried to present a minority;
Little Elihu Root said there
could ndt properly be such a thing
as a minority report.
, Roosevelt deelgates began boo
ing Root Ropt smashed awa$;