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Yesterday Perkins ran hfs steam roller over Murdock and Henry Allen
and got the situation into his own hands when he got that conference com
mittee. Now everything is being worked out in secret by the bosses who
are trying to bull the Moose into embracing Crane, Smoot, Barnes and all
the rest of the Old Guard.
The bunch is getting ready to stab the Bull Moose in the back.
(Here follows the boiled down news of what happened this is merely
an introduction N. D. C.)
There was a strong rumor at the
start of the Progressive convention
today that several of the Moosers
were willing to stand for Hughes if
Roosevelt gave the word that he
would be acceptable.
If the Bull Moosers should accept
Hughes they say the G. 0. P. must
nominate Hiram Johnson of Califor
nia for vice president.
Perkins crowd of conservative
Moosers were successful in checking
the efforts of the radical crowd to
nominate Roosevelt on the jump by
bringing up the platform for consid
eration 25 minutes after the conven
The delegates entered the conven
tion this morning in the same enthu
siastic spirit shown yesterday. That
most of the delegates objected to the
plan of Perkins to line up with the
Old Guard was shown by the senti
The report of the conference com
mittee was read. The report stated
that, while the meeting with the G.
0. P. representatives was friendly,
nothing was accomplished. It ex
pressed the opinion that the two
committees might meet again.
The Progressive delegates, mis
construing the Republican conferees
report as read by Perkins, cheered
wildly until they learned it was in
quoting the Progressive report that
the Republicans spoke of unanimity
They hissed and groaned as the
Republican report was read again.
rinhn M. Parker of Louisiana, the
Radical chieftain, declared he did not
feel that the Progressives "could get
very far" with those gentlemen,"
meaning the Republicans.
He said the Progressives should be
ready to nominate Roosevelt at any
Sen. W. E. -Borah of the Republi
can conference committee was given
a wild oviation when he appeared at
the Bull Moose convention shortly
He made a speech in which he said
that he thought the Moosers and the
G. 0. P. could get together and that
a candidate suitable to both parties
could be found.
The naming of candidates began
after Sen. Smoot read the result of
the meeting of the conference with
the Bull Moose committee.
Mention of Col. Roosevelt's name
by Sen. Smoot, in reading the report
of the "olive branch" committee,
evoked only one and one-hal'f min
utes of applause and it was not any
too fulsome at that.
An attempt to have taken up Col.
Roosevelt's hint that he would ad
dress the Republican convention if
invited proved abortive. Delegate
Leon Weinberg of Maryland had a
resolution all ready providing that
an invitation be issued, but was fore
stalled when informed that unani
mous consent was necessary to ita
The name of Chas. E. Hughes as
Republican candidate for president
was placed in nomination today by
Gov. Whitman of New York short
ly before noon.
The greatest demonstration to
dateVcame when Whitman finished
at 12:11. not mentioning his candi-