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PRESIDENT TAFT DEMANDS HIS NOMINATION
AND WILL LISTEN TO NO COMPROMISE PLAN
ACT TO HIS
Big Problem Before Old Guard Leaders Is
to Avoid Going to Certain Defeat With
President As Nominee.
Credentials Committee Refuses to Make
Partial Report of Its Work Despite
Demand of Chairman Root.
AFTER LONG DELAY BUSINESS
SESSION IS GOTTEN UNDER WAY
"Steam Roller Will Do Its Work"
CHICAGO, 111., Juno 21. The political situation remains practically as it was
yesterday. With the exception that it is now more than ever apparent that the steam
roller will do its work as originally planned. There is little probability that there will
be any deviation from these plans, little probability that the forces in control will give
any serious consideration to a compromise candidate. We hear much gossip concerning
this and that and the other compromise candidate, but there is nothing in it. There will
be no compromise candidate if the machine can have its way, and, apparently, it has
fortified itself with sufficient fraudulent votes to carry through its program
rough shod. Mr. Roosevelt made his position perfectly clear in the statement he g-ve out
yesterday afternoon. There has not been, nor will there be any change in his attitude.
Nothing definite will occur until after the report of the credentials committee has been
acted upon. This report ,in my judgment, will absolutely confirm the action of the na
tional committee to the letter, if not to the letter, practically sustain it.
FRANK A. MUNSEY.
Three Men Who Keep the Taft Steam Roller Moving
COLISEUM, CHICAGO, June 21. Deadlocked be
cause of the absence of any report from the credentials
committee, which is scheduled to be the first order of busi
ness at today's session, the Republican convention wasted
nearly wo hours today after its being called to order at 11
o'clock by Chairman Root.
During the time the delegates amused themselves by
cheering William J. Bryan, as he entered the press section,
discussing the .advisability of a third candidate and dis
cussing the iniquitous rates that Chicago hotels and eating
houses are demanding. . ,v.
CONSTERNATION AMONG DELEGATES.
The rumor that the convention might lap over Into next week caused
consternation to most of the delegates who have about reached the bot
tom of their pocketbooks. Indeed, bo serious has the question become that
managers for all candidates are watching proxies very closely In event of
an exodus of the delegates.
Chairman Root made a demand upon the committee on credentials
to BUbmlt what work It had finished In the form of a partial report, but
the refusal of members of the committee to obey this demand blocked the
wheels of the convention.
After two hours' wait Chairman Root called the convention to order,
and Immediately took up the partial report of the credentials committee
seating the two Taft delegates from the Ninth Alabama district.
W. T. Dovell, of Washington, handed up the report, recommending
that the Taft delegates and alternates be seated In the Ninth Alabama
In the report the majority of the members stated that they had fully
heard both sides and found that the election of the Taft delegates was
regular. The report reviewed the evidence In the case and declared that
the call for the convention wbb signed by twenty-three of the thirty mem
bers of the district committee. This, It was held by the committee,
showed the regularity of the convention which elected the delegates.
Taft Leaders Standing Pat
At Opening of Convention
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CHICAGO. June 21. When the con
vention assembled at U o'clock the pro
gram of the leaders was to bring up a
partial report of the credentials com
mittee for Immediate consideration.
This included the seating of all of the
Taft delegates In the first States con
sidered. Including the Fourth California
district, where the feeling has been
most bitter from the putset. The Taft
men claimed that they were in absolute
control of the situation and they were
well pleased with the demand of the
Roosevelt forces that there be a record
vote on each contest.
Until the convention was fully or
ganized no real business could be
transacted. The credentials committee
has positively refused to hurry alonh'
the contests. The majority members
declared they have been unjustly criti
cized In advance and that they intend
ed to show the country that there was
no ateam roller at work, but that each
contest was fully aired, clearly on Its
Because of this fact, the question of
the nomination was widely discussed
among the delegates. Many favored
keeping the credentials committee on
the Job In an effort to get through by
late afternoon so that a night session
might be held to adopt the platform
and nominate the ticket.
Taft Leaders Stand Pat .
Buggestion of a third candidate, Borne
one who might rally to his support the
rank and file from both the Roosevelt
and the Taft camps lagged today be
cause none of the men suggested would
definitely assure those who favored such
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Probably fair tonight and Saturday;
not much change in temperature.
U. S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m 67 8 a. m
9 a. m 73 J 9 a m
10 ft m 75 10 a m
U a, m 76 11 a. m
Today High tide. 12.65 a. m. and 120
p. m. Low tide. 7 28 a. m. and 7.65 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 1.62 a m. and
2;22 p. m. Low tide, 8:30 a. m. and 8.60
Bun rises 4.33 Sun lets 7:29
VOTE UNANIMOUS TO
The House Judiciary Committee this
afternoon unanimously voted to im
peach Judge "Robert Archbald, of the
Commerce Court. The report of the
committee will be made to the House
soon after July 1.
$i.oo Bluemont and Return. Sunday,
June 23rd, Southern Railway Trains Lv
Washington 8 65 a. m. (ltd.) and 8:16
a. m. (local). Advt
Wires Clark, Wilson, and
Other Leaders to Take
CHICAGO, June 21. William J.
Bryan today sent the following tele
gram to Speaker Clark, Governor Wil
son, Governor Burke. Governor Fobs,
Mayor Gaynor, and Governor Baldwin:
In the Interest of harmony, I sug
gested to the subcommittee of the Dem
ocratic national committee the advlsl
bllltv of recommending as temporary
chairman some progressive acceptable
to the leading progressive candidates for
the Presidential nomination. I took it
for granted that no commlteeman Inter
ested in Democratic success would de
sire to offend the members of a con
vention overwhelmingly progressive by
naming a reactionary to sound the key
note of the campaign.
"Eight members of the subcommittee,
however, have over the protest of the
remaining eight men agreed upon not
only a reactionary, but upon the Dem
ocrat, who among those not candidates
for the Presidential nomination is in
the eyes of the people most conspicu
ously lndentlfled with the reactionary
element of the party. I shall be pleased
to Join you and your friends in opposing
his selection by the full committee 'or
by the convention. Kindly answer here.
"W. J. BRYAN."
By THEODORE TILLER.
BALTIMORE, June 21. Bryan"s tele
gram to Speaker Clark, Governor Wil
son, Governor Fobs, and other candi
dates, virtually demanding that they re
pudiate the action of the subcommittee
in nominating Judge Parker as tem
porary chairman, created consternation
and anger among the national commit
It also caused a small-sized panic at
the Clark and Wilson headquarters
among those managers who had been
hoping Bryan himself would wage the
fight on Parker without calling for a
show-down from the candidates against
Murphy, who picked Parker.
Norman E. Mack read a copy of the
Bryan telegram. He was plainly angry
and started to make comment when
Urey Woodson nald: "Say nothing."
Roger Sulllven, of Illinois, said: "I
am suprlsed at nothing. This Is a
He only smiled when some one sug
gested Bryan's telegram would call the
candidates out In the open either for or
Sullivan said: "Bryan will be here all
right," when asked If the "Peerless
Leader" would desert his reportorial du
ties at Chicago If the conventions over
lapped. iationai committeeman s aae, ot
Iowa, read Hryan's ultimatum over
twice, but would say notning. Bryan's
telegram to all of the so-called progres
sive candidates was generally construed
as the forerunner of a hot convention
RESULT OF FIGHT
Principal Interest at Balti
more Now Is Centered
BALiuiUKB, June 21.-In view of the
Chaotic COnditloriR nl Chlrnen lh Dom-
ocrats here have begun to mark time,
and there are already predictions that
the Democratic convention may extena
over Sunday of next week unless speedy
action is taken by the Republicans.
If. 88 lS nOW anticipated, thn Rnmlh.
jllcan convention overlaps the Demo
cratio gathering, t is planned that the
wammore convention shall adpourn
from day to day, while the leaders study
the availability of each of tho respec
tive candidates as the opponents of the
Republican nominee. Every Demo
cratic politician today awaits word from
Chicago. All newspaper extras are
eagerly bought and newspaper corres
pondents are besieged for Information
and opinions regarding the probable out
come of the Chicago fight. The Demo
crats are now playing a waltlne game
and will continue for several days even
after the adjournment of the Republican
ronveutlon. or conventions, In tne
By JOHN SNURE.
CHICAGO, 111., June 21. According to the program
of the Old Guard leaders, finally settled on in a conference
that lasted until 3 o'clock this morning, William Howard
Taft will be renominated for President.
Theodore Roosevelt will be nominated for President
in a second convention which will be held probably before
the Roosevelt delegates leave Chicago.
Colonel Roosevelt will, undertake the formation 'of a
third party, and;he and his leaders ebepect to rally to. their
banners millions of Voters in the Republican -Statoy, to de
feat Taft hopelessly. .at the polls and to carry the election
Old Guard Will Not Yield
The Old Guard leaders have determined to run tho
Steam Roller right along, just as they have thus far in the
convention. They will not yield to the demands of Roose
velt that the roll be purged of the fraudulently seated dele
gates. A small part of these delegates may be unseated
just to give an appearance of fair and equitable dealing.
But the Old Guard leaders, McKinley and Crane and Pen
rose, have no intention of taking any chances or sacrificing
any advantage which the control of the national committee
and of the credentials committee has given them.
Believing they can nominate President Taft, they still
stand in fear less at some point in their program there may
be a hitch, and that Roosevelt may yet be swept into the
The fact his delegates purpose to remain silent in case
the seventy-eight Roosevelt delegates are unseatd, and that
these delegates will be ready to take advanage of the
slightest opening to force the nomination of Roosevelt,
makes the Old Guard leaders wary.
The course by which the Old Guard leaders arrived at
the conclusion this morning to center all their efforts to
name Taft has been marked by no end of striking develop
ments and extraordinary situations.
The undercurrent of third man talk which surged
about the corridors all day yesterday, and which still
surges is tremendous. Barnes wants Hughes or some
strong third man. Crane wants a third man, and has strong
leanings to Cummins. Other Taft leaders are in the same
fix. They would like, if they could, to shift the burden of
President Taft from their shoulders and by naming a third
man try to cement the factions.
Plenty of Dickering
And there has been any amount of dickering to that
end. But President Taft sat down hard on it. Late yes
terday there was conversation over the long-distance tele
phone between some of the Old Guard leaders here and
Washington that would have been highly edifying had it
been recorded in a dictograph.
President Taft read tho riot act to some of the leaders.
He would not listen for a minute to the idea of getting out
of the way or being thrown out of the way. He insisted he
had earned the nomination and that he was entitled to it
and ought to have it. The word went round in the inner
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