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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 07, 1912, Image 2

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the safe-guarding of burdened
men," said Miss Addams.
Nor was the mere seconding of
a nomniation the only part Miss
Addams played in the convention
today.
She put up an all night fight
on the resolutions committee to
force through a plank, dealing
with the negro question in def
inite terms.
The close friends of Roosevelt
on the committee did not wish to
allow such a plank to go through.
But Miss Addams insisted upon
it, and absolutely refused to with
draw it from the platform com
mittee. Late at night, Roosevelt sent
for-Miss Addams, and they held
a long conference on the question.
When the conference was oveiv
Miss Addams went right back to
the resolutions committee and
continued her fight for the def
inite negro plank.
Perhaps there was no more sig
nificant event in the birth of the
new party, than- this participa
tion of a womap in its councils.
The business of the convention
today was permanent organiza
tion, platform and nominations.
The temporary organization
was made permanent shortly
after the convention was called to
order at 11:30 by Former Sena
tor Beveridge.
Then a delay was forced be
cause Roosevelt would not accept
the platform as drawn up by the
committee.
Roosevelt all along has de
manded a short platform, which,
by its very shortness, would invite
the attention of the people.
The platform, as drawn up by
the committee, was too long to
suit him, and he sent it back to
be cut down to 3,000 words.
The platform, as drawn up by
the committee, was almost an ex
act repitition of the principles
laid down by Roosevelt in his
"confession of faith" speech.
Even before the convention met
today it was almost certain that
Gov Hiram Johnson of Califor
nia would be Roosevelt's running
mate.
The Colorado delegation start
ed a boom for Judge Ben B. Lind
sey, of Denver, for the second
place on the ticket.
But the Lindsey boom did not
see mto find njuch favor, and
Johnson's strength kept constant
ly growing.
FIREMEN OVERCOME
Four firemen were overcome
by smoke, and one of them, Capt.
Patrick Pierce of truck Co. No. 3,
had to be carried down a fire es-
caoe'from the roof to safety, when
fire this morning attacked a build
ing at 225-27 5. State street.
The lower floor of the building
is occupied by the H. H. Kohl
saat Baking Co., and the upper
floors by the C. F. Adams Credit
Co. Several adjoining stores suf
fered water loss. The total dam
age was estimated at $100,000.
Firemen were hampered in
fighting the blaze by throngs of
early morning shoppers, and the
oolice were forced 'to stretch
ropes to hold back the crowd,
composed mostly oi women.
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