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date's name until the last words of'
his speech. Then the din broke
loose. It was noticeable that the
New York delegation wasn't partic
ularly excited, although a few of the
delegates stood up and applauded.
The Vermont delegation were the
real cheer leaders. They stood on
their chairs and whooped it up
strong. Oregon's representatives
the only delegates instructed for the
justice by a primary helped. The
demonstration lasted 20 minutes.
Nicholas Murray Butler, pres. of
Columbia university, placed the
name of Elihu Root in nomination.
Ex-Sen. Theodore Burton of Ohio
was placed in nomination by Gov.
Frank B. Willis of Ohio.
Wm. J. Calhoun of Chicago, in
placing the name of Sen. Shermarf,.
spoke on the latter's executive abil
ity, his rise from farmer boy to
statesman and his "sound American
Congressman Will R. Wood of La
fayette, Ind., presenting the name of
Chas. W. Fairbanks of Indiana, de
clared his nomination would not only
place a Republican president in the
White House, but would result in fill
ing with Republicans two seats in
the U. S. senate that otherwise
threaten to remain with the Demo
crats. Nominating Sen. John W. Weeks,
Massachusetts' favorite son, today
Sen. Lodge of Massachusetts sound
ed the Republican version of "Amer
icanism." o o
HUGHES REMAINS MUM WHILE
CONVENTION CHEERS HIM
Washington, D. C, June 8. Alone
in his library Justice Hughes refused
to make any comment when told by
his secretary that the Republican
convention had greeted the presen
tation of his name with a great de
monstration. "Justice Hughes will make no
statement unless he is nominated by
the convention. That is final," said
ROOSEVELT HESITATES NO
REASON TO COME TO CHICAGO
Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 9. Col.
Roosevelt today told the newspaper
"Ican see no change in the situ
ation which will call me to Chicago."
He is still keeping in close touch
Persons close to the colonel can
see but one possibility of his going
to Chicago. They point out that if
the Progressives nominate him and
the Republicans nominate Hughes,
Hughes may decline the honor, fore
seeing that the divided party would
have but little chance of electing
him. In that event, Roosevelt, they
say, would get to the ground quickly
to straighten out the tangle.
WOMEN AIM STATEMENTS AT
Mrs. Mabel Matthews and Rose
Wentz have told stories to the state's
att'y's office which may result in the
arrest of Ross I. Cummings, head of
the Chi. Rescue Workers, 1645 W.
Madison, on a charge of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor.
Miss Wentz, 16, came from Benton
Harbor, to fulfill her desire to be a
settlement worker by working for
the Rescue Workers. She told Ass't
State's Att'y Hogan that she gave
up her ambition and returned to
Michigan to escape alleged unwel
come advances from Cummings. She
was persuaded to come back to Chi
cago, she said. Miss Wentz says
Cummings tried to kiss her several
Mrs. Matthews, according to Ho
gan, says Cummings was not given
to wearing much clothing, at times.
The women who worked for the
Rescue Workers collected money
from the public on the theory that
the money went to a rescue home, it
is said. Hogan has been told that
thf ors:ani7ation has no rescue
home, but that the money collected
, was split 50-50 with the officials.