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it seemed mte joyful over it
Rev. John Wesley Hill, who's
heen campaigning for Taft, was
introduced hy "Root as chaplain
of the day.' . , .
Hill. prayed that the country
vjttiuld "be spared frojn restless
ness. 'and, disturbance." f ,
' The New York- delegation be
gan to-titter,and fome member bf
Boss' FlinrcV roughneck Fennsyl-
vajnans' shouted, r.: "ajoqttoot !"
7 The prayer 'wag broken up, and
' the whole convention "began to
- The' first of the "n'on-participa-tipn-policjr
'occurred when the
credentials' 'committee reported
the Washington state contest.
The Taft Washington -delegates'
were seated'by a viva vote
vote. And the Washington con
test "was the'most bitter with the
ecfcption'of the California one.
Then there was a near fight in
the; credentials committee nooras.
. TCfctm Deyine, of. Pueblo,. Colo.,
chainnan of the committee, got
spr,ehecause the Roosevelt min
ority of the cqmniittee, headed by
R. R. McCormickof Illinois, is
sued a statement denouncing De
fine, as unfair.
"The only ruffianly acts, the
oply dastardly gutterwork in this
qornfnittee," f , shouted Devine,
"camp from 'the minpnty side."
The Roosevelt men on the com
mittee jumped to then-feet. Cady,
pf Wisconsin, a LaFollette man,
defended. Devine. Deyine left
his chair and 'faced HcCormick.
For a minute .if looked like a
first classilist fight, "but the other
committeemen grot between De-
vine and McCormickr an4 they
spon copied down;.
Meantime, 'the. Roosevelt men,
hearing in mind! the Colonel's or
der that his namfniust not be
presented to the convention un
der any" circumstances;" .were en
joying themselves ,
v The PennsylvaniavCrowd start
ed ringing, "We'll' 'Tiang -Bpise
Pejirpse to th squr apple tree'
and, theft .going along .the Ime; in
sertirigjhe name'oi fftst 6ne boss
and then, another. .'" , '
, Addressing apjrqvfyi iiffront pf,
the Cppgress hQtehJ5v'opgeyeltlast
night rsaid: "My, ht is still in
the ripg. Only wit's' a bigger
ring."'. . ,Us- .
QneTaft mat aidjater. that
probably the ting Vas, sp big thjt
wds why the Jia,t,cquldn't be seen.
Yesterday, -the. Roosevelt men
were 'scared 'the steam rpller
might switch overlo.Hadley pr
sprrie other progressive, . and be
able tp carry the' country with
hjm in Novemberf-and leave the
Rough Rider high'ahd. dry. ,
But there was noychance of that
today, The gang' leaders had
heard fifom the, fiife House.
- The resolutioris.dmmittee, en
gaged in drawhigup a platform
that probably won'jtiekept, was
in session most pfZhe-day. ,
One pf the fitsbplanks to' be
thrown out-wasjfnarfor woman
suffrage. . S'
The primary pTink was. defeat
ed by one. vote, -he Roosevelt
men will presented niinority r,e
Delegate P. J.yjlbward, Jack
son, Miss., gc-t 1$ t today and