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BEAT TO FRAZZLE, ROOSEVELT MAY QUIT REPUBLICANPARTY
HIS DELEGATES DECIDE NOT TO BOLT REGULAR CONVENTION
New York Jurist Named
for Temporary Chair- !
man of Democratic
BATTLE WILL BE
TAKEN TO FLOOR
Tammany Hall Leader Throws]
His Influence to Former Can-1
didate for President and Forcesi
His Election?Telegram Sent
to Nebraskan Urging Him to
Come to Baltimore at Once.
Clark and Wilson Put Candi?
dates in Field and Are De?
feated?If Nominated Clark I
Will Resign Speakership?Evi?
dence of "Deal" Against New
Raltlmore, Md., June 20.?Former
Judge Alton Tl. Parkrr, of New York,
viii? selected lo-daf na the temporary
chairman of tbe Prmorrntlr Notional
' onventlon, Tbe choice of Judge
I'urkrr VI fife tllMilr afCOlUBt tbe protest
of Wllllnm .1. flryan, nhour frlenda on
ihr orranRementa committee aulimlttcd
the uimn of four other candidates.
Kluht of the ?Lm-ru votea nf the com-1
"?Ittee ntnl to the New York jnrUt.1
Mhl'c Representative Henrj, of Trxaa,
received three vnteat Senator-elect
? illlc Jamea, of Kentucky, threei Sen
mor lveru. of Indiana, our, and Sena
lor O'tjonnaii. of Nevi ^ urk, one.
With Judge Parker the committee
hose Urey Woodson. of Kentucky, aal
t-n.poraiy secretary, and John L
Martin, of Ohio. as temporary aer
Ctant-at-arma. The selection of the
rrangementl committee Is In no ser.s.i
t.rai. but will be brou^r.t to the full
? rr.rr.lt'.ee Monday.
Aak Hrjon tn Come.
Reports had It to-nlgl.t that a tele?
gram had been <1tspatched to Chicago
to William .1. Bryan, asking that he
rom* at once to Baltimore. Several
national < oir.mltteemen fald after to
rihy'a meeting that they expected a
ftyht would be made by Mr. Bryan and
1.1.? friends on the floor of the conven
t.e.n against Judge Parkers selection.!
The vote taken to-day on the tern-j
porary chairmanship uas unofficially
mcde kn"? n as follows;
For Judge Parker?Norman E. Mack,
. f NeW Vork. Clark Howell. of Geor?
gia, n M Johnston, of Texas; Edwin
' Wood, of Michigan. Roger Sullivan,
if Illinois. Thomas Taggart, of In?
diana. Thomas H. Browne, of Ver?
mont, and J. Fred C. Talbott, of Mary?
For Representative Henry?Josephu?
Daniele, of North .Carolina: Robert
Kwlng, of Louisiana, and John F. Os
1 ornc, of Wyoming.
For Senator-elect Ollle James?P. L,
Hall, of Nebraska; Frey Woodson, of
Kentucky, and Martin V.'ado. of Iowa.
For Senator O'Gorman. of Now York
--John T. McGraw. of West Virginia.
For Senator Kern, of Indiana?Hob
< ri S. Hudspeth. of New Jersey.
Before the meeting the Parker forces
announced openly that they had the
?votes to elect and salj that If Mr.
Bryan desired to raise any Issue it
would be better to settle the question
now than later. Leaders of the
movements to nominate Speaker
' Lamp Clark and Governor Wilson de
< ided that since an Issue was raised
on (he question of progrcsslvelsm as
against the so-called "conservatism."
they would come out for progressive
, Ism and put forward candidates
aualnat Ju<!ge Parker.
Meanwhile, Charlos F. Murphy, leaa
* er of Tammany Hall, sent word by
.lehn A. Mason, secretary of the Dem?
ocratic State Committee of Now York,
that the New Y'ork delegation waa
anxious to have Judge Parker chosen
as ho had proved fiimse.lf to be loyal
to the democracy In all Its campaigns.
Mnck Propoaea Parker.
When the committee went Into ses
flon there was a proposition to put
over the question of the temporary
< halrmanshlp until to-morrow, and
then came the first llnc-up of the day,
tvltti eight votes against the adjourn
nt and seven votes fcr It, the Park?
er adherents opposing any delay. The
nomination of candidates for tempor?
ary chairman was then taken, and Na?
tu nal Chairman Mack proposed the
ntime of Judge Parker. Addressing
the committee. Chairman Mac* nom?
inated Judge Parker, to whom he re?
ferred as "One of the best Democrats
Ir the Fnlted States."
"No man In this country stands more
tit mly upon the fundamental principles
cf Democracy; nor has any one advo?
cated them more steadily and con?
sistently than the man whoso name I
present to you to-day," tald Mr. Mnck.
"Judge Parkor has always occupied
ri most advance*! position In accord
with the Democracy on the tariff ques?
tion, and his earnest nupport of the
Income tax Is well known. His public
utterances on the trim problem and
apnlnat those seeking ci'cclal govern?
mental privileges have been especially
able nn<1 brilliant; and while It Is true
(Continued on Pago Eleven.)
Leading Dark Horse Candidates for Republican Nomination for President
CHARLES ES VAX S nUGHSS, of >>tt. York.
HERBEIIT S. HADLEY, of Mtoourl.
w.nrcnT n. cummins, of iovra.
EVERY MAN IS LEADER;
NONE HAS FOLLOWERS
Republican National Convention
Degenerates Into Reeking,
Roaring, Raucous Mass.
NEW STORY EVERY MINUTE
Enough Political Throats Cut to
Make Congress Hotel a
BY SAMUEL O. DLYTIIE.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Chicago. 111., June 20.?Halt the pol?
iticians In Chicago for the convention
carried plots about with them to-day.
and t!:o other half
throats wore cut
to niak<> the Con?
gress Hotel resem?
ble a shambles,
had anything- but
hot air Issue-' from
tue wounds. So
far from being
content \\'.\h tnc
beauties of. the
cross, there were
who evolved a
Samuel O. Blithe, fancy line of
work, and triple
and even quadruple crossed friends and
enemies with equal Impartiality.
And strategy? One bumped into
strategists at every turn?that Is, it Is
politer to call them strategists. In
other than convention times they would
he called lunatics, and long before
the day was done would have had the
net thrown over them. Hero, how?
ever, so great was the excitement that
any sort of lunacy passed for'lnsido
Information, and most Inside Informa?
tion was lunatic.
New Story Rvery Minute.
Every story had believers, and there
was a fresh story every minute. The
day began with a political temperature
of 104 and worked up to 16u before the
loaders had had their coffee, and by
nightfall there was an Immense accu?
mulation of prophets, seers, prognosti
cators and ordinary fools spouting mis?
information until they resembled :t col?
lection of "old faithful" geysers, but
wero of oven less political value.
It was great. Denials to absolutely
;.--tlght Information came ho rapidly
tha.t It became the custom to put Oiit
tho denai In advance of the story, like
this: "The Roosevelt headquarters, at
1:27 P. M., herewith denies the story
that will ho put out at 4 o'clock by
some ardent partisan of the Colonel."
New parties were born on the hour,
and new politicians gasped and fell in
the throes of desperation and disgust"
every llfteen minutes. Every rr.an u.is
a leader. No man had follower*. Tho
whole reeking, roaring, raucous mass
resembled the Haytlan army, which con?
sisted of 2.8S4 generals and no privates.
They had Roosevelt leading a bolt.
They had the Taft men putting shot
at the feet of one and dropping him
silently In tho lake. They had every
available man, and a dozen unavailable,
who couldn't he elected poundmasters.
as the suro solution of the pressing'
problem, and when It was all over tho
whole aggregation of dopesters. tip?
sters, insiders, outsiders, seers and
students of political eclenco wiped their
(Continued orT-E7ghUi~rltge-> I
DOUBT.K TRACK, 6 TONE BAT.TjASTED,
DU8TT.BS8 LINE, JS mlirs without a ?top.
f. *. O. train, Iravtnir Itlchmoml l?:CKi noon
dally. Other Fast Trains leave Richmond
!>:1o A. M. and t.t? P. M. Connects at Nor?
folk (or Virginia Brach.
Committee on Credentials Goes
Ahead Seating Taft
Chicago. June 20?forking Slowly
through the list of contested dele?
gates referred to 't by the Repub?
lican National Committee, the creden
tiala committee had up to 10 o'clock !
to-night seated twenty-two Taft dele?
gates. This Include! twelve from
I Florida, against whom the Roosevelt
' men made no contest, and who were
teated unanimously. 1
I Of the seventy-two conttsted dele?
gates Included in Governor Madley's
list of those whom he claimed the
national committee "unfairly" In
dorsed, the following had been ap?
proved by the credentials committee
. at 10 o'clock:
Alabama, Ninth District. 2: Arkan?
sas. Fifth District. 2; Arizona, dcle
, i'erfect harmony prevailed In the
, committee throughout the evening.
! The Roosevelt members advocated
! passins <he Florida, Georgia and oth
j er similar cases, but the Taft mem^
: bers of the committee Insisted on re
! opening each of thi cases passed on
\ by tho national committee.
Th<> Taft delegates-at-large from
? Georgia, four In number, were seated
I on the motion of Harry Shaw, of
; West Virginia, a Roosevelt adherent,
i The vote was unanimous. The case
' of the twenty-four Georgia district tlel
e gat es was put over until to-morrow.
Under the orders of the credentials
committee, all of the Indiana cases
wore reopened, although the two del?
egates from the Thirteenth District
were tho only ones Involved In the
, Hadley-Roosevelt charge of unfair ac
j tlon on the part of the national com?
mittee. The Roosevelt members ojfl
', the national committee had voted ft'jr
! the Taft delegates-at-large from Indl
| ana. The contested Indiana delegates'
j Included four delegates-at-large and
I two ea<:h from the First, Third, Fourth
and Thirteenth Districts.
! WILSON TO STAY AT HOME
I Governor Will Not Attend the Balti?
New York, .Inno 20.?- Governor Wood
row Wilson left here (his morning for
his cotlnpe at Seagirt. N. J., where
he expect! to remain until after the
Baltimore convention. His plans, how?
ever, include a trip to Trenton next
Tuesday, the first day of the conven?
tion, this being the weekly "Govern?
or's Day" at the Stale capital.
1 JOSEPHUS DANIELS INJURED
i Slip* In nntllfllll mid Until f limine*
I Baltimore. Md., June 20_.Tosephus
i Daniels, Democratic national commit*
i teemnn from North Carolina, was pain?
fully injured to-day by si!Dpinft In a
bathtub. He bore his pain silently
i throughout the meeting of the com
j mlttee on arrangements f_or the con
! ventlon. and then called In a phvsl
Do YOU know what the cltv la asked
I TO GIVE A AY AY in the franchise which
I It is attempted to FORCE THROUGH
I THE COMMON OOUXCIi. TO-NIGHT?
; Of course, you do riot?that franchise
! has never yet t>een puWit?h*xl: In fact,
it HAS NEVT9R YTOT "'BEEN' READ
I BEFORE . THE (XfUXCOX*
WHAT HE WANTS
IS A NOMINATION
Will Accept Any Kind
That Comes to
Roosevelt Makes Statement of
Views at Caucus of Political
Advisers, and Declines Longer
to Be Bound by Any Action
of Convention as Now
Chicago, [lt., June 2p.?Theodore
Roosevelt, before his political advisers'
and a personally selected number of
delegates instructed for him, late this
afternoon read a statement of his posi?
tion in the Republican nomination light
and left It to them to decide what 7.0s!
tion they would take in the struggle.
Mr. Roosevelt vailed before Mm two
delegates from each of the States which
have supported him and the lenders in
his campaign. After outlining his po?
sition, declaring that he would cor.,
tlnue Iiis fight on principles he had
outlined from the beginning, the Colo?
nel left the room, and the delegates and
leaders sat down to deliberate what
should be done. .
Colonel Roosevelt ?oon returned to
the conference, walking arm in arm
with Governor lladley. of Missouri.
The Roosevelt delegates, after a two
hour session and after listening to
Colonel Roosevelt's outline of position
in the fight, adopted a resolution pro?
viding that they should participate in
the regular convention until It became
apparent that they could no longer
take part In the proceedings.
! The caucus ot Roosevelt's leaders
also determined that between sessions
a caucus should lie held to determine
upon the action of e.i :h session as it
may affect t'.ieir position. Former Gov?
ernor Franklin Fort, of Now Jersey,
presided at the conference of delegates
Mr. Roosevelt, .'?fter re-entering the
caucus with Governor lladley, remained
until the close of the conference.
Following Is the fuil text of the
statement issued b) Mr. Roosevelt this
"The time has come tv'ien 1 feel that
I must make certain ntatements. not
merely to the honestly elected mem
beru of the Rpublican National Con?
vention, but to the rank and file of
the Republican party and to the honest
people of the entire .latlon. I went
into this fight for certain great prin?
ciples. At the mo.'nen*. I can only
servo these principles by continuing
to hear the personal "responsibility
which their tadvocaey has brought
"On behalf of these principles I
made my appeal straight to the peo
(Continued on ElghTTT Page.)
After It has ibeen granfted toy the city,
a franchise cannot be revok\>d, cannot
be recalled, raniyot be revlaed, caavn-.it
be changed in any of its ?Provision?, but
becomes n contract blndlttg on the city
for a long period of years. Ho the
time to trtaJco sure that any franchise
faf?gua,rds the r!ty and the people Js
HKFOR.E auch franchise Is granted.
The franchl-so which It Ib nought to
RAX1..ROAD through the Co-mmon Coun?
cil TO-NIGHT has nev?t 'been pub?
lished, and HAS NEVBTt YET been
JRiBAiD BEFORE THE OOTJNCLU
Chief Contention in Subcommit?
tee Is Over Declaration
on the Tariff.
Chicago. June 2f>.?When at 11
o'clock to-night the working subcom?
mittee of the platform committee of
the Republican National Convention
began what it was hop-;ii would be Its
tin a I sivling preparatory to present?
ing a report to the full committee. It
had agreed tentatively upon all the
important planks, except those relat?
ing to the tariff and the nuances.
The principal contest was over the
tariff declaration and dealt with the
definition of the measure of protection.
One of the planks presented reiterated
,the contention of 1&0S that the pro
j tection should be equivalent to tho
difference between th<: cost of pro?
duction In the L'nltcd Slates arid
I p.broad. while another undertook to
jsubstltute for this a declaration that
I the protection should he sufficient to
I maintain the standard of living pre
I vailing among tho laboring people of
, the United States. The question was
I still open when the night session be
j Demorrntlc House Condemned.
All aftroed In condemning the course
; of the Democratic House of Represen?
tatives In giving no heed to the flnd
I Ings of the Tariff Roird In the at
! tempted tariff legislation of the pres
i ent Congress and In no: providing for
j the continuance of it.* existence. It
I was certain that there would be a
j declaration for the continuation of the
I hoard, and for tariff legislation only
: along the lines of its recommends -
Some of the recommendations urg.'d
I the specification of "revision down
! word," while others held to the idea
I that It would 1>?* sufficient to rerom
. mend adherence to thu board's ? igges
[ tlons. leav ing the Inference that there
I would he reductions where Indicated.
! The indications were ?favoraiile to the
I former policy.
j Inquiry into the high co?t of living
j is suggested with the end of improving
conditions, but the contention Is made,
that the excessive prices of the neces?
saries of life are net due to t'ie t.-iriff.
In support of ehls nssrrtlon. it Is Urged
that living 1? comra-at'.vely high In
I other countries in v. h.'ch free trade
A majority of the ?ubcommittee ap
J peared fnvoraMe to the plan for an
I association of the hanks of the coun
j try In the Interests "f 3 reserve fund
I for UK6 in emergenrv. but there was
divergence of opinion as to the phrase,
ology. The purpose is an indorsement
of the general principles of the bill
proposed py the monetary c.omm'ssion.
but In no draft submitted wss thai
No provision was passed upon finally,
but among fhore to which no return Is
liable to he made are thosP dealing
with the trusts, with the count*, wiRh
arbitration and with campaign con?
legislation supplementary to the
Sherman antitrust law for the preven
j tlon of monopoly Is recommended and
(Continued on Tenth Rage.)
I,OW FARES TO 11A I.TIM (111 F..
Via York River I.luc,
account Democratic National .Conven?
tion. A delightful water trip to and
from the convention city. Tickets and
i?tatr!rooms at City Offloe, East Main
OF NOISE IN COLISEUM
KiYort to Start Roosevelt Demon
tration Ends Only in Terrific
BRIEF SESSIONS ARE HELD
Adjournment Taken to Await
Report of Committee on
Chicago. June 20.?Five minutes
was the entire duration of the two
sessions of the Republican Natlonll
Convention to-day, with a receos of
four hours between.
The first session convened at noon
and lasted four minutes, the second
The feature of the noon session wfi.s
the. prayer of the Very Rev. Waiter
T. Summer, dean of the Protestant
Episcopal Cathedral of Samts Peter
and Paul of Chicago, and the ip
plause which followed, lie prayed
that there should he granted to the
members of the convention "self-re?
straint. ctJbl Judgment and all wis?
dom: that their deliberations may ln
iiiro to the nation civic righteous?
ness. Industrial peace and social Jus?
The afternoon session was remark?
able for the extraordin?r;- condition"!
which ensued upon its adjournment.
Pandemonium of (herring.
Almost with the fall of Chairman
Root's gavel there broke out a pan?
demonium of cheering which lasted
j almost aa long as that of yesterday.
It had scarcely a definite cause.
though Immediate occasion was
; the effort of a man In the west gal
j lery to swing the great gathering
j Into unison with the cry. "We .v.inl
I Toddy:'' Tt started all right, but ill
j most Immediately the I.a FollettO,
I Fladlfy und C? nihil hi enthusiasts be
(gan an opposition turmoil, witi1 the
; result that within less tn;n a minute
! there was simply one meaningless
j chaos of noise. Presently ,i group of
men In the south gallery, hn.-k of lh<!
; plntform. brought four or five racnss
! phones Into play with "Wo ..'ant
j A smashing rainstorm was In pro
I grcsa outside, so that the pecp.e sim
I ply stood where they were mid ihout
I ed. e?ch to hl? taste.
j Under cover of the rr.eket. and at
first unnoticed1 by the crowd, there
I began to scathe- on the platform a
I body of big policemen Until finally
twenty were present. And 'h,?y Wrtto
I under perronnl command of \sslstnnt
I Chief Schneller. Then It hegan to be
J noticed thut chairman Root, Secre
I tnry Ctleasoli. sercennt-nt-\rms gtsn?
. and Ms iisslnnnt. Colonel Thayer, hod
novel- left tin. plntform at ail. And
the crowil began to linderst a ltd in?
renson for Mils conspicuous show of
Cine of Hie reasons for Hie Immense
crowd whloh hnd gathered to-day was
the genernl Inipr^xlon that Colonel
Rooscv-lt would com? to tlhe c ?i
ventlon und malte n speech. nl?o there
was considerable reason to assume
j from Hie morning newspapers that
. to-tlav would brtnK to -pass title much
discussed battle between the factions.
I perhaps a holt of the Roosevelt ad
j herents. end possibly an attempt to
! hold a rival convention slmulta noo.'.s
ly on the floor or th? snme hall.
Police Force Douli'ert.
I There had been a tremendous nd
;dltlon to. almost a doubling, of the po
I lice forcn on duty at the hall, und .n
(Continued) on Ninth Page >
KVEUVitonv sum i,n realize
c, & O. noon train from Richmond Sun
dovs gives sev.-n hours ftt the eeashore.
fl.-aO round trim.
He Expresses His Will?
ingness to Aid in For?
mation of a New
FINAL PLANS ARE
LAID FOR TO-DAY'S
When Delegates Claimed to Bo
Fraudulent Are Seated, Col?
onel's Followers Will Quit
Voting, but Will Remain in
Coliseum, and When Conven?
tion Is Ended They Will Hold
One of Their Own, Nominating
Third-Termer and Claiming
Regularity?R o o s e v e 11 Con?
siders Advisability of Entirely
New C onvention to Be Held
After Meeting of Democrats in
Chicago, June 20.?Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt to-night in?
dicated that under certain condi?
tions he might withdraw from
I the Republican party to take the
lead in the formation of a new
party. "If the people want a pro?
gressive party, I'll be in it," ho
Some of the Colonel's support?
ers urged their associates to?
night to precipitate the crisis in
the Republican National Con?
vention at the earliest oppor?
tunity?to-morrow. More con?
servative counsels finally pre?
vailed, and it was decided there
? should be no "bolt"' from the
regular convention. Tt was tho
plan of the Roosevelt delegates
to-night to make their last stand
jon the report of the credentials
!committee. If the seventy-eight
'delegates claimed by them to ba
fraudulent are seated, the Roose?
velt forces will remain in the
convention until the end, but
will not vote. It is their plan
then to proceed to the nomina?
tion of the Colonel in the Coli?
seum and claim regularity for
Not Definitely Committed.
1 Colonel Roosevelt has not defi?
nitely committed himself to the
latter part of this plan. He is con?
sidering the advisability of delay?
ing action for several weeks and
then to summon an entirely new
iconvention. This would not be
held until after the Democrat*
have acted in Baltimore.
1 Colonel Roosevelt said em?
phatically to-night that he would
make the independent fight for
the presidency if he was con?
vinced there was a popular de
; m?nd for him.
' "I shall have to see if there is
la popular demonstration for me
, tu run." he said.
1 Tie added that the situation
jwas such a kaleidoscopic one that
it would be impossible for him to
outline what lie would do. It
'might take sonic time, ho said, to
?ascertain the sentiment of the
'people arid lenm whether there
I was a reasonable basis for the
j formation of what he termed a
I "progressive party."
One of Colonel Roocevelt's as?
sociates, who talked with him
to-day said he had declared his
willingness to run for President
if anv considerable number of
tlic delegates wished him to. even
it he did not. carry a single elec?
toral district in the country. ^ The
Colonel himself said he believed
he would be able to count on the
"Iron tinned mi Tenth ft**.*
It, the city of Klchmor.J I n- rh'e ha>>!t
, of giving away rranchieea vi.ndfold?
The electric t!&ht and power trA,ne.h.i?e
sought to r,e jn.Time-.t t hrough the Com?
mon Council TO-NfQHT has nfeve*
iheerl pu*lt>?hed and' N"E<ViER ? TBT
,?ur.V BKA-D RESTORE THE COWCftU