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ROOSEVELT BOLTS AND WILL
FORM NEW NATIONAL PARTY
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CHARLES . HUGHES.
HERBERT S. HADLEY.
ALBERT B. CUMMINS.
ROBERT LA FOLLETTE.
CHICAGO, June 20. Col. Roosevelt today decided to take the bit in his teeth and repudiate
the present Republican Convention without further delay.
In a carefully prepared statement which he read to his personal advisers and which he
announced would be printed and handed to all his delegates today, the colonel announced his
willingness to lead an independent fight for the principles of the progressive movement and
called uploauch of his. friends. as placed -the'se-above party loyalty to join him in the fight. He
thanked his "friends in the Republican organization and the party who have fought with him
up to the present time, and released them from aoy obligation other than their own desire to
join him in the fight for principle.
COMMITTEE TO ACT
Adjournment Until Four o'Clock in Hope
Compromise May Be Reached
Over Contested Seats.
CHICAGO. June 20. While the committee on credentials threshed out in
detail the contested seats which have resulted in the blocking of the wheels of
the Republican national convention, the convention held a four-minute per
functory session today. The only business transacted was the prayer of the
chaplain. Immediately after this a motion for a recess until 4 o'clock this af
ternoon was carried unanimously.
The people In the galleries looked on In amazement. They could not un
derstand the suddenness of the move and they held their seats until told by
the police that there would be no business transacted until this afternoon. It
wajj certain when the recess was ordered that the credentials committee would
not be ready to start on the temporary roll before 8 o'clock tonight, but the
Afternoon hour was set In the hope that possibly a compromise might be
reached so that the report could be handed In this afternoon.
After adjourning the delegates gothcred in knots and discussed the
events of the morning. There seemed to be a general feeling that the
Stock of Governor Hadley was going up and that he stood a splendid
chance of eventually being the nominee of the convention, especially In
view of the Roosevelt statement.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT
Fair tonight and Friday; not much
change In temperature.
U. B. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
la. m 66 8 a. m 71
0 a. m 68 1 9 a. m 75
10 a. m "0 I 10 a. m 78
U a. m 72 I 11 a. m SO
12 noon 75 12 noon SI
1 p. m 75 I 1 p. m. (in sun). 88
; p. m 75 I 2 p. m. (In sun). 88
Today-High tide. 12:00 a. m. and 12:18
p. m.; low tide. 6-25 a. m. and 6:58 p. m.
ionJorruivTiisn uue, i-.oa a. m. unu
1:20 p. m.; low tide. 7:28 a.
m and 7:55
. 4:33 8un sets 7:29
J1.00 Bluemont and Return. Sunday,
June 23rd. Southern Railway. Trains Lv.
Washington 8.55 a m. (ltd.) and 9.15
a. m. (Local) Advt.
TWO GAMES TODAY
Engel and Williams Are Doing the
Battery Work for the
ROOSEVELT TO STAY IN FIGHT
OHIO AGO, June 20 The following statement, signed and issued by Colonel
Roosevelt, was given out to the press
"The time has come when I feel that I must make certain statements,
not merely to the honestly elected members of the Republican National conven
tion, but to the rank and file of the Republican party and to the honest people
of the entire nation.
"I went into this fight for certain great principles. At the moment I can
only serve those principles by continuing to bear the personal responsibility
which their advocacy has brought to me.
(Signed) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT."
Men Who Heard Colonel's Announcement.
CHICAGO, June 20. Those who were summoned to witness the birth of the new party were those close
friends of Colonel Roosevelt who have worked actively with him during the entire campaign, and included:
Gilson Gardner, of Washington, D. C; William Flinn, of Pennsylvania; Senator Miles Poindexter, of Washing
ton; George Perkons, of New York; Medill McCormick, of Illinois; Henry Alle, of Kansas. Frank B .Kellogg, of Min
nesota; Frank A. Munsey, of New York; Stanley Washburn, of Minnesota; Theodore Robinson, of New York; Doug
las Robinson, of New York; Alexander H. Revell, of Illinois; Lucius N. Littauer ,of New York; Andrew Rossen, of
Minnesota; Judge Duell, of New York; Gov. Hiram Johnson, of California; George L. Record, of New Jersey; James
R. Garfield, of Ohio. Senator Joseph M. Dixon ,of Montana; Judge Ben Lindsey, of Colorado; William Allen White,
of Kansas; Editor Van Valkenburg; Gifford Pinchot ,of Pennsylvania; Amos Pinchot, of New York; Senator Moses
E. Clapp, of Minnesota; Governor Stubbs, of Kansas; Governor Aldrich, of Nebraska; former Senator Beveridge, of
Indiana; Senator Bristow, of Kansas; John P. Bass, of New Hampshire.
GET SECOND PLACE
ON NEW TICKET
Suggestion Well Received By Roosevelt
Men Who Are in Favor of a
PHILADELPHIA. June 20. The Na
tionals and Athletics started the first
came of a double-header today at 2
o'clock, with Engel and Williams on
the points for the Washington team and
Plank and Egan for the World's Cham
plcns. The second came will see Cakhlon and
Henry working for the Climbers, and
Brown and Lapp for the Athletics.
Taft Suspects Roosevelt Strategy
Although the White House suddenly assumed an air of mystery after the news came that
Roosevelt had released his delegates, it was learned that the President looks upon the colonel's ac
tion with suspicion. A number of close political advisors were called into the Executive office upon
receipt of the news, and with them the President discussed the report.
It was agreed by the conferees that there is a large possibility of double-dealing in Roosevelt's
latest move. One of the conferees is known to have expressed his opinion that by releasing dele
gates Roosevelt might focus interest in a "dark horse," and thus immediately make Taft's renomi
nation impossible. At the pscpchological moment a planned demonstration might create a stampede
and carry the colonel to victory.
It was flatly denied at the White House today that President Taft had given Senator Crane
any authority to withdraw his name as a candidate for renomination at any time when Roosevelt
should be eliminated. At the same time, the White House said that the President has been assured
that Crane has not made such a statement.
The rumor that Crane had been authorized to withdraw Taft from the race came to the White
House, and was immediately rushed to Taft's desk. The President instantly dropped all business to
get Senator Crane on the long-distance telephone. After the telephone conversation it was given
out that Crane had personally assured Taft that he had made no such statement.
By JOHN SNURE.
CHICAGO, June 20. One of the suggestions heard
today in case there is a separate convention and Roose
velt heads a new party, is that a Democrat be nominated
for Vice President. This suggestion is well received by
some of the Roosevelt men. The idea has not got far
enough, however, so that names of Democratic possibil
ities are suggested.
No Room For Compromise,
Colonel Tells Followers
CHICAGO, June 20. -Thoroughly- aroused by the action of the creden
tials committee, distrusting tl?e sincerity of Borne of his former leaders,
including Governor Hadley, and urged by many of the more radicals to
make an Independent fight for the Presidency along the lines he has
made his fight within the Republican party, led the colonel to decide
that there should be a meeting of two representatives from each State
Roosevelt delegation this afternoon to map out a plan of future action to
be followed In the convention. As a delegate of the Kansas Roosevelt
forleB expressed It, thi3 conference will likewise consider propositions
from the Taft camp that "they return a part of the stolen goods."
Governor Johnson and Francis J. Heney, of California, protested
against any delay. They held that the country understood perfectly the
moral issue, and inststed that It would be unparliamentary tactics. It was
practically decided among Roosevelt's friends that they would not wait
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