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Delegates Are Growing Restless at the Dilatory Tactics of the , Credentials Committee
TAFT REFUSES TO
THB WASHINGTON TIMES,' FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1912.
AT BIRTH OF PARTY
Progressive Leaders Impressed With Grave Import of
Step Taken by Roosevelt When He Reads State
ment to Them.
Prominent Men and Wpmen Seen Hovering About Chicago's Political Crater
jHe Tells Aides to Let Steam
," Roller Continue Its Ruth
(Continued from First Pago.)
circles that the President Insisted on
the nomination, and would stand for
The plan favored at the conference
of the Taft leaders last night was to
nominate some progressive like Had-
ley on the ticket with Taft for Vice
The third man talk still keeps up
among the delegates. They are un
willing to go to what they consider
certain defeat with Taft But by
use of whip and spur the Taft
leaders think they can put Taft
across on the first ballot
Director McKlnloy this morning
'declared it had been fully decided
to carry the Taft program through
and that all plans for a third man
had been abandoned bo far as the
anti-Roosevelt leaders were con
cerned. He asserted that some of
the Southern delegates woro coming
back to Taft
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Nagel said Taft would be renomi
nated. Senator Dixon declared that Pen
rose, Crane, Barnes, and McKlnley
were planning to throw Taft over
board and try to nominate a third
man. It cannot be questioned the
Taft leaders have endeavored to find
a -way to do this.
But In view of the fact that they
now seem bent on trying to push
the nomination of Taft through and
on retaining the stolen delegates or.
nearly all of them, nothing remains
for Roosevelt but to carry out the
plan he has declared he would carry
out That is to run for President
without reference to this convention.
Time and again, about midnight
Ecnator Dixon repeated tho declaration:
"It you do not purge tho convention
of those stolen delegates -wo will not
recognize ltu action."
Will Not Be Tolerated.
"The people will not stand for this
thing," 1 .leclarod. "They will have
nothing to do with a tainted nomina
tion. Already .Mr. Roosevelt Is Retting
hundreds of telegrams from nearly
every section of the country urging him
to be a candidate. The work of the
Old Guard leaders; their lilgh-handrd
methods, has made Roosevelt a million
votes stronger In this country."
lie told of a Mississippi man, whom
"It doesn't make any difference if
you nominate Roosevelt out In the
Senator Dixon Bald the program as
to nominating Colonel Roosevelt in a
e-cond convention was not fully set
tled. "We will nominate him In any event
before we leave Chicago," he said.
Senator Dixon further declared that
If the old givird tried to throw a sop to
the Roosevelt men by unseating a few
of the Taft delegates It would not go.
He declared a clean sweep of the taint
ed delegates must be made.
Senator La Folletto is "planted" In
Chicago. His managers, realizing that
something might break loose which
would demand his presence at the con
vention and that a point might be
reached In the convention which would
make his sudden appearance In the
hall full of dramatic possibilities, have
brought him here. He is stowed away
In a room at a leading hotel here, ac
cording to the statement of a promi
nent member of the House of Repre
senatives, who said this morning ne
personally knew of the presence of
Senator Cummins has been urged by
his leaders to come, but he has tl,u
zar taxen me position mat u was not
advisable, unless specially urgent con
ditions demanding his presence arise.
In South Starts Up
A Lively Contest
CHICAGO, June 21. Reduction of the
representation of delegates from the
Southern States Is the rock promising
a lively contest In the convention. A
minority report of the rules committee
was being prepared today, greatly to
reduce the number of delegates from
the "Solid South." If presented, a fight
ILLINOIS WILL NOT
BOLT, SAYS DENEEN
State Will Support Roosevelt us
Long as He Is a Can
didate. CHICAGO. June 21. Illinois delegates
early today resumed their caucus to
formulate plans for accrediting dele
eates to future conventions.
"We will support Roosevelt as long
ns he is a candidate," said Governor
Deneen, explaining the votes In cau
cus, "but w will not bolt nor will we
elt silent In the convention, we will
in its deliberations to the
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Tariff and Anti-Trust Law
Will Be Made Chief '
CHICAGO, June a.r-When the sub
committee, which has In charge" th
drafting of the 1912 Republican platform,
went into executive session, at 9 at m.
today, Its members announced that they
would submit the final draft of their
efforts to the full committee some time
during the forenoon. The committee
men were certain that tho platform
A-ould be completed before the creden
tials committee reports.
All the early Information as to tho
text of the various planks indicated
that It will be marked throughout by a
tone of conservatism, going further In
this direction, In some respects, than the
The tariff plank, on which Charles TV.
Fairbanks, of Indiana, and William
Barnes, Jr., of New York, have bestow
ed much labor, will promise tariff re
vision under President Taft's commis
sion plan, the latter belng indorsed as
the only sensible scheme of tariff re
vision now before the nation. The trust
Slank proposes the enactment of a law
eflnlng'how far a business combination
may go without rendering Itself liable to
prosecution under the Sherman act, "to
the end," the tentative draft of the
platform says, "those who honestly In
tend to obey the law may have a guide
for their actions and that those who
intend to violate the law may the mora
surely be punished."
The Taft men refuses to permit the
Roosevelt forces to get any support
from the women of the country that Is
denied to them, and they have adopted
a plank which puts the party on record
as favoring the decision by the voters
of every State of whether or not they
want woman's suffrage. The plank of
the subcommittee is adroitly drawn, but
In effect it provides that the question
should be disposed of on its merits and
not killed through resorting to techni
calities. In addition to Ignoring the demand of
Samuel Gompers and the other leaders
that the convention place the party on
record as favoring the prohibition of
the use of the Injunction In labor cases
without full notification and hearings to
both sides, the subcommittee passed up
the initiative, referendum, and recall.
A Btrong plank opposing the recall of
the Judiciary was submitted to the sub
committee, but It was the consensus of
opinion of the members that It would
be unwise to try to place the party on
record on this proposition at the pres-
Afraid Of Idrich Plan.
Tne subcommittee also turned down
tho proposed Indorsement of the Aid-
rich currency plaiv apparently, fearing
the opppocltlon to the plan under Its
prrsent nam'. It has contented Itself
wllh a simple deel iratlon tljat cur
rency reform must be effected, and ha
In this manner left to the Administra
tion, if the party candidate Is elected
In November, an open course to Chose
any plan It miy cle.;t. or any modifi
cation of the present Aldrlch nlan.
The Room-volt members of the sub
committee paid llttlu attention to the
framing of th document. Thev re
mained avav from most of the s?slonw,
insisting that, as the Taft men wore
in control, thev must hhouldrr the en
tire responsibility for the jlatform.
Shortlv after 10 o'clock Chairman
Fairbanks dlsmlcsed th'n full committee
to await his call, announcing that tho
siihcoipmlttee woul.l not be ready to
report until' the afternoon.
Would Cut Down Votes.
W. S. Coleman, member of the rules
committee, frqm Pennsylvania, Is pre.
paring the minority report basing ap
portionment of delegates upon the num
ber of votes cast at the preceding gen
eral eltctlon. They propose" to allow
one delegate for each 10,000 Republican
voles cast. This would cut Texas rep
resentation, for Instance, from forty to
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Congressman and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth (above), snapped as they
viewed the convention proceedings from the balcony in the Coliseum.
In the lower picture (left to right) are Mr. and Mrs. John Hays Ham
mond and Mrs. Charles D. HiUes.
CHICAGO, June 21
About the hardest scrapper In the
whole crowd of militant Roosevelt lead
ers Is Gov. Hiram Johnson of Cali
fornia. The whole outfit of progressives
from California Is a nervy bunch of
fighters, and Johnson is at the head of
the procession. If Johnson had had his
way, there would have been no delay
or hesitancy about bolting the conven
tion the first crack out of the box. He
wanted to do It the tlrst day of the
convention, the minute the Taft men
tried to ram the temporary roll down
tne throats of the Roosevelt men.
Moreover, when Governor Johnson
round "Is plan was not countenanced
and that milder counsels had prevailed,
he was not at all pleased, and dldnit
particularly conceal his displeasure.
The Calffornta delegates worship
Johnson. They think there's nothing
too good for him and have been figuring
he would look well In the office of Vice
"If we can't make him Vice President,
we'd be willing to make him President. '
suggested one delegate from the region
or me uoiaen uaie.
The sale of Taft and Teddy souvenirs
having died down, the great army of
street venders have been loaded up with
toys of all sorts, and a common cry Is
"Take 'em home to the kids." You can
Duy anytning rrom a rubber ball to a
Those of the convention hall gal
lery who tired of the political gabfest
after two days' session are eagerly
sought out by the street ticket specu
lators. The cry is, "I'll buy your
ticket, I'll buy your ticket," and if he
lands one of the cardboards, follow him
around the corner and you'll hear "Con
vention tickets for sale." And the
price he gave Is usually doubled.
Bands in Discord.
Bands playing for the T. R, side of
the political mess have been having
great sport kidding the Taft bands. Tho
latter, stationed In front of the Taft
headquarters, in the Congress Hotel,
will strjke up "Everybody's Doln' It,"
and Just get nfcely started when the
T. R. musicians will Join In sounds like
brotherly love but the" T. R. musicians
take great care to give every other
note a little bias. The combination of
on and off notes is horrible.
"Everybody's Doln' It" and "Hall,
Hall, tho Gangs All Hcte," are the con
vention's standbys. This Is heard most,
probably, because of lis own title.
Dance on Sidewalk.
They've put the ban on -the "bear
dunce " the "turki'v trot," and various
other society dances in a Kreat many
d.ince ball 100ms !n Chicago, but It
hurn't prevonU'd a. numcor of lively
munle !xiscutliicr them on- the sUiij
walks opposite the Congress Hotel in"
the ragtime tunes the campaign bands
Whr Such Commotion T
Two members of the Pnsh-a-rasft
Club, an organization of deaf mutes, of
Chicago, wire In the Congnfcs lobby A
band was playing In one corner while a
quartet was singing In the othur.
Seems aulet heie," spelled one man on
At that moment a yell went up for
Teddy. Hats were thrown toward the
rkles. The two silent ones saw the wav
ing hands, and smiles of gratification
wreathed their faces. "That's some
thing like It," they agreed.
Once a Reporter.
"This seems Just like the old times."
said C'ol. Harry New, as he visited the
press box Just before the convention
met. "You know I covered four of these
affairs in my time," the Indlanan con
fessed. "It was a lot more fun, too,
than my present Job. it seemed good
to look on from the press box.''
White's Sartorial Fnds.
William Allen White is the living anti
thesis of "Sockle8S Jerry" Simpson, the
former Kansan. White Is showing the
city folks that Kansans wear socks as
well ns the latest sartorial fads. Last
night he attended a dinner attired In a
dress suit, topped off with a Panama
"It's all the hat I brought with me,
so I had to put on all the scenery I
could," said White, gazing at the effect
In a mirror.
Glad Watch Is Thin.
"Ugh, what a Jam; you know I don't
like crowds Chauncey," was1 the dis
gusted wail last night of Mrs. Chauncey
M. Depew to her celebrated spouse, as
they squeezed through a hotel lobby
from the, elevator to the dining room.
"Well, Just look at my shirt; I don't
like them any bettor than you do," De
pew retorted, laughingly, pointing to a
crumpled shirt front. "My," he added,
a moment later. "I'm certainly glad I
bought myself a thin model watch an
old style would be squashed In this
lTotnnn Uses Megaphone.
It was a woman who brought the
climax to "Wednesday's demonstration
around to Roosevelt and today the T.
R. boosters are getting more enthusi
astic among the crowds along Michi
gan avenue by having a woman sing
campaign songs. She Is a Chicago per
sonage, with a sweet, but powerful so
prano and her notes carry for a square
when sung through a megaphone. Oc
casionally she varies the program by
singing "Silver Threads Among the
Gold" something that always holds the
older delegates. A band helps out In
Fraternal Feeling There,
A hilarious night and morning after
the fierce tension of yesterday the cup
that cheered worked overtime and
Taftltes shook hands over their cups
with Rooseveltlans of similar disposi
tion. Not all who arc still at it early
today had sh'ared the cup, but- that self
same spirit of fraternization was In ev.
derice. It was like the days of the
early sixties when the man of the
North pacing sentry at nightfall swap
ped tooacco wiin nis Drotner ot tne
South across the way, and next day
resumed the pleasantry of warfare.
Tho temporary good-fellowship today
was merely a relaxation. Each side tqld
the other that they were a good sort,
and would ultimately listen to reason,
though neither believed it. One thing
an ugreoa mere neer naa Deen a
convention line this in nattonal hla
ON THE COLISEUM
Delegates Are Renewing
Contracts for Rooms in
CHICAGO, June 21. Anticipating a
possible prolongation of the convention
Into next week, Harry S. New, of the
committee on arrangements, today ob
tained an option on the Coliseum until
next Saturday. "The chances are that
the convention will swing Into the mid
dle of next week," said New, "and we
are not taking any chances of being
ousted from the Coliseum. My own
opinion Is that adjournment will come
Hotel managers said today that they
were flooded with requests for renewals
of contracts for rooms. The state dele
gations scattered throughout the city
are renewing their leases with the ex
pectation of staying until the middle
of next week.
Thousands of inquiries reached the of
ficials In admission tickets to the hall
today, and only five tickets were Issued.
It was understood that the committee
on arrangements will decide that the
"stubs" of the final day's ticket will
give admittance after Saturday.
ON CIVIL SERVICE
Republicans Agree to Give De
mands of Government Clerks
Dr. Llewellyn Jordan, of this city,
and chairman of the special committee
of the United States Civil Service Re
tirement Association, presenting Us
claims before the Chicago convention. Is
said to have received assurances that
a clause advocating Its demands will be
Included In the convention platform.
Having Interviewed every member of
the platform committee and subcom
mittees Dr. Jordan leaves for Balti
more today to do similar missionary
work at the Democratic convention.
The plank which both conventions are
asked to Indorse, and which has re
ceived the support of the National
League of Republican Clubs, follows:
"We favor a reorganization of the
civil service, with adequate compensa
tion, commensurate with the class of
w rk performed, for all officers and
employes; the enactment of an equit
able retirement law for superannuated
and disabled persons In the civil serv
ice; continuous service during good be
havior and efficiency, and extension to
all classes of civil service employes of
the benefits of the liability compensa
tion act, and the right of direct petition
to Congress by employes for' redress
Depew Likes Noise.
Chicago, June 21.
Former Senator Chauncey M. De
pew, though still a Taft supporter,
simply couldn't keep away from the
wildly enthusiastic crowd that mass
ed itself about the headquarters last
night where the Roosevelt delegates
were meeting behind closed doors
and ahoutlntr wild encouragement to
tho T. R. cause. Chauncey, In full
dross, paraded a Jialf dozen times
along the human aisle that the police
forced through the throng and seem
ed to enjoy the crush, until the news
paper men becan to question him on
his presence "In the enemy's country."
Ascum Tell me. which Is proper?
Would you say. "Is It possible for two
to live on $10 a week," or "on $10
Wise Well, I'd say. "It Is possible for
two to live on 110 a week weakly."
Catholic Standard and Times.
CHICAGO, June 21. That they are
witnessing the birth of a new party, and
that this Is the Intention, and will be
the effect of Colonel Roosevelt's an
nouncement that he will go on with
his fight regardless of the action of the
Republican convention, Is the big fact
Just beginning today to penetrate the
minds of the thousands of Republican
politicians gathered here.
Though tho launching of a new party
Is always a very serious thing, espe
cially to those who live by politics, It
has been accompanied by scenes which
are without precedent dramatic epi
sodes, the participants In which say will
be handed down by history.
Fix Time of Birth.
Those who on- today Axing the time
nf the new party's birth name Thurs
day ut 1:40 a, m. when a score of
the closer friends of Colonel Rcise
vclt those who chanced at the time to
to gathered at hln rooms for a confer
ence taw him suddenly cmcrgo from
the Inner room clutching a bunch of
"'JenUenv'n. listen, I have something
to tead to jmi,' camo In tnappy tonca
of the formor President.
The manuscript proved to be his ad
dress to his frJendM delegates and
others announcing that he would lad
a fight for his prln.-lple3 In deflancu of
any action of the regular Republican
conventlrn as then constituted.
Just One "If" In Document.
There was Just one "If" In the docu
ment. All present knew there was no
possibility that the convention would
unseat the national committee's list of
delegates, seat the Roosevelt delegates,
and nominate Roosevelt. "If" they did
this he would regard the convention as
legal; otherwise he uould refuse to re
gard It as legal, regular, or binding.
The opening of the address to his as
sembled friends was an expression of
gratitude to those who had come thus
far In his fight, but who might not care
to continue with him further. These,
he said, he released, and would part
with on terms of friendship and "Un
During the reading of this part of the
address there was silence almost
funereal. Men were standing, packed
closely about the colonel. Grizzled po
litical veterans wiped tears from their
eyes, making no effort to conceal their
A long series of Involved political sit
uations are said to have led up to 'the
colonel's sudden announcement, but the
Immediate cause was his determination
to override the advice of many about
him who were urging that he wait until
his friends had pursued their fight to
purge the roll up to the formal adoption
of the credentials committee report.
Governor Hadley of Missouri, who
acted as floor leader of the fight, was
urclnc strongly that no decisive step
be taken until all this had been done.
Confers With Fairbanks.
But word had come to the Rooso
velt headquarters that Governor Hadley
had been In a midnight conference wltn
Charles W. Fairbanks. Opposed to
these and at the other extreme were,
men like Senator Borah and Governor
Hadley who refused to desert the regu
The delegates themselves, even In
States which were carried by stiong
primary votes for Roosevelt, were In
many Instances opposed to any bolt, and
the pressure from this quarter was tre
mendous to prevent the party break
Governor Johnson, of California;
George L, eRcord, of New Jersey; the
Plnchots, JameB R. Garfield, and former
Followers of New York Mayor
Are Getting Out Cam
BALTIMORE, June 21. The newly
opened Gaynor headquarters on the sev
enth floor of the Emerson renewed ac
tivities again this morning.
Capt. E. B. Farrell, accompanied by
Edwin H. Brownley, president of the
newly organized Gaynor League of
Baltimore, returned from New York,
where a conference had been held with
former Senator Cantor and William
Harmon Black, who are managing the
Gaynor campaign here.
The reports turned In by Captain Far
rell showed that the Gaynor sentiment
prevails In New York and it was an
nounced that the New York delegation
will back the mayor of Gotham. The
publicity men of the Gaynor forces
worked untiringly all day arranging for
the completion of large oil paintings of
Gaynor to be hung In various parts of
the hotel. Gaynor literature Is being
distributed and the appearances indi
cate that the Gaynor people do not In
tend to let the grass grow beneath their
Mr. Brownley in talking over the
situation said he thought Tammany
would support the New Yorker and also
that a large number of Gaynor clubs
were being organized in the Metropolis,
among them' the Italian Democratic
Club, formed by Caessear Contl, a well
known Italian banker of Gotham. For
mer Senator Cantor will arVive here
Monday and with Mr. Black will as
sume charge of the headquarters, The
bulk of tho Gaynor supporters will ar
rive Mondav morning.
"The man who Invented the pay-as-you-entor
street car system was a great
"Fudge! He was only half a genius."
"What makes vnu sav that?"
"He didn't begin It by Inventing the
come-wnen-you-want- em car system.
"Who Is that man at the next table
with that downcast, sad, resigned ex
pression?" asked the guest at the club
"I don't recall his name." replied the
host, "but he Is either a Republican or
married to a suffragette, one can hard
ly tell them apart nowadays."
Senator Beverldge were for taking ac
tion regardless of party regularity, ac
tion which would of necessity start a
Murdock Favors Both.
This Idea was expressed by Victor
Murdock, of Kansas, an unquestioned
radical and eager follower of Roosevelt.
"From the first day I entered politics
I have had party regularity drilled Into
me," he said, "I could do or say any
thing Inside the party, but I must never
get outside the line. The opposition has
read me out of the party a hundred
times, but I always have refused to go.
I have seen this new party coming. For
the last four hours my heart has hardly
been beating at all. Now "
The Kansan threw up his hands In a
gesture Indicating what the bolt would
His effort at maintaining "regularity
put Governor Dencch of Illinois on both
sides of the fight. In the convention he
fathered a Roosevelt resolution to purse
the roll by votes of the unchallenged
!li'i!at.es'.Dut.Jater ca,Ied 'he Illinois
delegates together anad pledged them tb
stay In the convention rather than Join
a walkout In the interest of Roosevelt
The California and Pennsylvania
delegates took a different stand. Pro
gresslvelsm Is the ''regular" Repub
licanism, and Fllnn and Johnson quickly
announced that their delegates were
ready to walk out, and to go as fast
and as far as Roosevelt wished tn leari.
j West Virginia was of the same mind.
anu mere were some other following,
but it was early evident that many of
Rooseevlt'B Instructed and sincere fol
lowers, who were willing to stick to the
limit under the Republican standard,
drew the line at bolting with him.
Born In People's Heart.
The extreme radicals, like George L
Record, of New Jersey, say the Roose
velt following and the strength of the
new party movement, Is not to be
measured by the numerical standard of
"This Is a nation-wide movement,"
said Record today. "It makes no dif
ference what a few delegates do here
in Chicago. If there are not ten dele
gates to Join In a walk-out from th3
convention hall, the new party move
ment Is not In the least weakened.
The strength of this movement Is In the
hearts of the people, and it cannot be
stopped or checked by anything an
delegates may do or refuse to do."
Although the birth of the new party
will be given as the morning of June
20, the determination . to bolt was
reached the evening before. Almost the
same people were gathered In the Inner
conference rooms of Colonel Roosevelt
at 10:15 Wednesdaygjilght, when word
was brought that the credentials com
mittee had decided to railroad the on
tested cat-es behind closed doors and
The Last Straw.
Colonel Roosevelt stalked Into tho
"It's all off.' he snapped. "I'm done
witn them. Get our people out of that
committee. Sfart to bolt at once."
A yell went up from those present
Everybody reached for the colonel's
hand. A long tension ended, a general
Jubilation followed after which a con
sultation which started lasted farlnto
the night. A morning brought the
committee's reversal of the plan it.
favor of apparent fairness.
The colonel's less radical friends bt
gan urging more consideration of he
new pirtv plan. The Hadlev program
of exhausting all formal expedients was
pressed upon Roosevelt until the com
ing of daylight. The colone' listened
to all and then left to do some wont
with his secretary. The Aork was hl3
valeilctory to regularity and announce
ment that he would go to the end of tho
road In maklnc an Independent flgnt
"for the rule of the people and for so
cial and Industrial Justice."
INSULT TO "JIMMY"
Blow From James W. Wsdsworth,
Sr., Puts Stranger Out of
CHICAGO, June 21. James XV. WaeJ
worth, sr., whose political activities
were ended years ago through the Influ
ence of Theodore Roosevelt, came to
Chicago yesterday to see how "Son
Jimmy." who has been helping Mr.
Barnes run the New York delegation,
was getting along.
Mr. Wadsworth was standing in the
back of the west gallery thoroughly en
Joying the scene spread about below
him, when his son and Mr. Barnes
started down the aisle of the convention
hall arm m arm. At the same moment
a man behind him remarked:
"There they go, the two biggest thugs
and thieves In the State of New York."
"I beg your pardon," said Mr. Wads
worth, "but whom do you mean?"
"Why, Wadsworth and Barnes, of
course," said the stranger. "Who else
would the description lit?"
The stranger didn't have a chance to
say anything more. Mr. Wadsworth
drew back and a second later planted a
blow squarely between the man's ejes.
A second blow landed on the stranger's
chin, and he went down and out.
Befoie any further damage could be
inflicted a policeman interfered. He de
manded to know why Mr. Wadsworth
had struck the man.
"Why, he called in boy a ciook," said
the one time representative from New
York. "If he'll come over here I'll hit
Tho stranger had no relish for more
of the samo treatment, and agreed not
to make a complaint If Mr. Wadsworth
would pay for his glasses, which were
broken In the melee, and any phsl
clan's bill that he might incur. To this
Mr. Wadsworth, with a chuckle,
Belgium's coal output in 1311 w.is
23.125,140 tons, the decrease of SO.MKrt
tons rrom isio was due to the new nine
and one-nair hour miners day
workdaj was further reduced to
hours irom January 1, 191.!
Will Remind Him.
Mis. Tellem-That gentleman over
there kissed the pretty girl Fickle man,
he will forget It In an hour
Mrs. Blffem-Oh, no. he won t he's
my husband.-Plilladelphla Record.