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Panic-Stricken Delegates Seek Compromise Candidate
BOX OF GOLF BALLS
INTERESTS TAFT
He Considers Them to Excusion
o? Political Turmoil in
Chicago.
STILL SURE OF SUCCESS
Friends Assure President That!
He Will Receive the
Nomination.
Washington, June 20.? A box of new
nolf balls sent him to-day appeared to
interest President Taft as much as the;
acute situation at Chicago.
Anyhow, Mr. Taft was almost exns
peratlngly cool as ho talked with
Cabinet officers and other friends about
what Is going %n In the presidential
nomination fight.. Through it all.
though, he was supremely confident,!
at.oundlngly content.
Telephone and telegnphlc messages
all the morning told him that his'
managers had the fight well In hand,
and that ho would be nominated. The
line-ups of tho last few days had es?
tablished what the outa/uno would be,'
they said.
One wild rumor flashed across the
telephone wires to tho White House
reporters. A press association called
its representatlvo and said:
"We hear that President Taft will
wire Roosevelt proposing that If the
Colonel will take himself out of thoj
race for good and hard, and stay out,
Mr. Taft will also withdraw for har?
mony's sake, and permit a compro?
mise man to be nominated."
sure of Nomination,
"Nothing in it." tersely asserted a
Cabinet Olflcer Just Just from tho Pres?
ident's room, "The. Pritsldont Is sure
of the nomination and sees no reason
for a compromise candidate. As a
matter of fact, this fight must bo made
on tho record of tho president for the
last three years, and the party would*
be weakened by naming another man."
"is the President confident?"
'Never more confident In his life,
but he's tho coolest man you ever
saw. Ho was deeply interested In
some new golf balls sent him by a
friend, and was talking about the
record ho will make with these In
his next round of golf."
"Stand pal, Mr. President." was the
message that came in from friends in
uM directions. "Watch for skin games
all along the line."
Hardly had the Cabinet officers, Scc
retarles Knox and Stlmson and At
lorney-Qcnerol Wickeraham, left the
Whlto Jfouso before tho startling In?
formation catno across the wires that
Roosevelt had rcleused his delegates.
It was followed by another message,
received from a coniido-nttal source,
that the Massachusetts delegation had
secretly agreed, Senator Crane lnclud
ed, to leave Taft for a compromise
candidate.
Affairs in the executive offices be?
gan to quicken up. The unperturbed
nlr of th-2 President became Just a
little bit shaken. The long distance
wires to Chicago hummed again and
the (telegraph wires ticked merrily
away to tho accompaniment of type?
writers.
ilrnnded as n "Poke;"
Getting Senator Crane on the long
distance telephone, the President asked
him directly about the report that
the Massachusetts delegation had se
< retly agreed to stand for Senator
Cummins or some other man. Senator
Crane declared the story to b? a
?'lake," pure and simple.
The story had declared that Senator
Crano was going to try to put Cum*
Tnlns across for the nomination. Under
no circumstances would the President
agree to Cummins. That has been
known for some time.
Mr. Tafts friends were susiclous of
the motives of Roosevelt in releasing
his delegates.
"It's a game that you must watch."
one man told tho President. "Roosevelt
i'< now trying to break up the con?
vention by permitting the delegates to
begin voting for other candidates,
thereby preventing the nomination of
Taft. When all InBtruet'ons and ob?
ligations have been forgotten the
Roosevelt people will spring a stam?
pede for the Colonel, and he will bo
nominated In spite of everything. Your
delegates must stand firm."
And "Stand firm" was the message
tho President rushed to McKinley and
Hilles.
Friends of the President feared that
he might get an Idea in his head that
it would be advisable, for harmony's ,
sake, to toleaso his own delegates If i
Roosevelt did so, or that ho might i
agree to withdraw If Roosevelt would !
do so. They rushed him with advice
not to think of such a thing.
Eiicourngcd by Friends. \
"You have the nomination and you^
Will be elected." one ardent friend em?
phasized. "There Is a long time be?
tween now and election day, and the'
sober second thought of tho people will
bo appealed to. You will bo President'
again."
"You cannot afford to withdraw, Mr.'.
President," asserted another friend,
from West Virginia. "You must re-1
member that your friends have fought
hard for you, have stood much ahusu'
for you, and withdrawing would meanl
your desertion of them. There is much'
ot stake In every State fvr Taft men
who hove stood by you."
All these statements were not based
for one minute upon any real boliufl
that the President might withdraw in'
disgtist, but upon rumors flying thick
and fast that It was a possibility. Tho
President In no word uttered to-day"
gave credence to rumors or re-ports of
this kind, hut assured every friend'
that ho expected to "stand pat" and
would not go back on those who hud
so loyally supported him.
Do YOU know -what the city is asked
TO OXVB AWAY in tne franchise which
It is attompted to FORCE THROUGH
THE COMMON COUNCIL, TO-NIOH-T?
Of cour.se, you do not?that franchise
has never vet "teen published; in tmt.
It HAS NEVE'R YET BEEN READ
BEFORE THE COUNCIL._
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to offset the enervating effects of a hot
day can be made, by the addition to tho
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In water. Non-poisonous.
SEND FOR FREE SAMPLE
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k 1 X KiLIii S Powder
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"STEAM ROLLER"
18 PERPETUATED
National Committee Votes to
Maintain Machine It rinds
So Useful.
NO OPPOSITION MADE
Direct Primary Plan of Electing
Members Is Given
Recognition.
Chicago, June 20.?Perpetuation of)
the ??steam roller," so far as the na?
tional committee of the ReDUbllcan
party is concerned, and recognition of
the direct primary plan >>f electing
members of the committee, were the
two radical and apparently contra?
dictory changes made to-day in the
rules governing the national commit?
tee by the rules committee of the con?
vention.
Tho Roosevelt members of the com?
mittee, did not oppose either. They
will, however, Introduce a minority
report to the convention, Insisting on
a reduction of Southern representa?
tion In the convention, and upon the
right of the various .States to dictate
the method and manner under which
their representatives on the national
committee shall be elected. In other
respects tho rules that governed the
Republican convention of four years
ago wero adopted. 22 to 6.
The "steam roller" amendment pro?
vides that when any member of the
committee bolts or refuses to Btipport
the nominee of the Republican party,
he shall be summarily deposed, und
the committee then empowered to
name his auccesso:. In the past the
successorshlp wos dictated by the
State Central Committee of the .State
affected.
Tho rules committee, however, hold
that this would give to a .State the ?
opportunity to name to the vacancy a:
mun holding p/oclsely tho same views
as the member deposed. Therefore, it
was decided that the power of ap- i
polnlmcnt should be delegated, solely 1
to the committee itself.
I'rlmnry Rct-ognl/rd.
Recognition of the primary system
of election of members of (he commit?
tee was contained in an amendment
providing that '*when S;ate laws pro?
vide for thu election of a national cvm- >
mlttceman. such election shall be con-'
sidered a nomination, to be carried
into effect by the delegation from said
?State."
L'nder this change a Stato electing
its national* commit tec.rn.-in by direct
primary vote would take from Its Con?
vention delegation entirely the right
to name any other nominee.
The adoption of this amendment,
however, was not accomplish'd until
the primary system had been severely
criticized in debate.
"I Wont to suy that Arkansas hss 'the
primary system." said H. I* Renhal, of
Arkansas, "and to It is to he attributed
the dlxgraoe we bear by having as a
representative in the United .States
Senate the Hon. Jeff Davis. The law
is a disgrace, and some day wo will
Wipe it off our statute books."
It *ar.s dented emphatically that the
changes were mad<) ?either to prevent
any further serious insurrection In the
national committee o- ;o throw a sop
to the so-called "progressiv." Stattet
Tho rules as adopted will govern ths
business of the present convention, bias
the changes In that section of the rules
affecting the national oommittee will
not become effective until tho new
committee is named by tKe ?convention.
FIFTH DISTRICT
DAUGHTERS MEET
Mrs. Randolph Advises Starting
of Endowment Fund for Con?
federate Museum.
[Special to The Times-Dlapadoh.)
Amelia, Va., June.20.?The delegates!
of the Fifth District, Virginia Division,
Fr.'ited Daughters of the Confederacy,
gathered here to-day in large num?
bers. Before the session was con?
cluded a vast amount of routine busi?
ness was cleared up and important
propositions considered.
A feature of the meeting was the
reading of a prize paper on "Stonewall
Jackson," written by a Northern school
girl. With Mrs. A, A. Campbell, State
.president, and -Mrs. Filer, former State
president, both absent, the session was
called to order by Mrs. Hardawoy,
president of the Amelia chapter. The
invocation was offered by Rev. V.
Wrenn. of the Amelia Episcopal Church.
Response to Mrs. Hardaway's welcome
was made by Mrs. Walter T. Allen.
Mrs. Guthrie, In rpeaking of new
organizations, told of the formation of 1
tho following new chapters: Lee, of I
Richmond; Stonewall. Portsmouth;
Hanover, Ashland, Galax, Chase City,
Key? vir.e atid C-rewe. In behalt
t.ie Arlington fund, Mrs. Gregory asked
the financial assistance ?* every
chapter.
Mrs. Randolph, in reviewing che re?
lief work, took occasion to refer to tho
small appropriation for this work mado
by the Legislature. Later. while
speaking for the Confederate Museum.
Mips. Randolph advised the starting of
an endowment fund to support this
memorial. Conf erlernt a relics were so?
licited for the museum by Miss Bettle
i Ellyson.
i A suggestion from Mrs. Randolph
that the traveling expenses of the four
State officers be. paid by the organi?
zation provoked considerable discus?
sion. A letter was read from Captain
Sollte Toropk'lns, who is in a serious
condition just now in the Home for
Needy Confederate Women.
SUSPENSION- OF SENTENCE .
IS GRANTED D. P. T?TE
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Danville. Va.. June 20.?D. P. Tatc.
! the former Methodist minister who
was convicted on a charge of grand
larceny by a Corporation Court Jury
( yesterday, was to-dnv granted a nine?
ty-day respite, during which time the
defendant's counsel will endeavor to
obtain an nppenl. In this morning'*
I court a motion for a new trial was
made, which Judge Harvey overruled,
but granted a suspension of sentence.
Tale was placed under a $3,000 bona
for his reppcaranco In court on 8ep
tombe? A*W"
WHOOPING 'ER UP FOR ROOSEPEL'I
- .? mn*mu.?.'BSwmam^im*u^?M?HffaK^m&?LMmMia ;
The Okloboma aelekaiee, with every conceivable contrivance for producing- nol.e, dcruonMrated ho- enthuslastl
. , colly they nre for the Colonel.
(Copyright. American Press Assn.)
MEANINGLESS CHAOS
OF NOISE IN COLISEUM
iCor.".nur--l From First Page.)
the morning Thief "of Pollc(T"john~MC*
Weeney had taken personal command
at tho Colisuom. To the peison un?
informed as to the swiftly changing
developments of tho day the prom'si
of excitement was exceptionally til
luring.
The crowd which waited for the!
storm to cease was good-humored, hut I
It was a sttuatlon full of posslhlli- !
ties, und the convention officials were
taking no chances. Assistant Chief
Schuetler was loath to turn the peo?
ple out Into the storm. So. for more !
than an hour the police guard sur- j
rounded the platform "nd th? coiil
ventlon officers kept their plr^res on j
the stage. while the great crowd
Jelled itself tired.
At last tho rain began to slacken,
and the police "got busy" nt once,
gently, but grimly, edging tho people
out. By that time they were ready
to go.
J:i the Coliseum annex the creden?
tials committee was bearing the first
of tho contests, it was word from
the committee that the work could
not be flnlshea in time for any ses- I
sion to-day that brought about the
i|Ulck adjournment. Whether business
will proceed to-morrow wne>n the con?
vention Is called to order at 11 A.
M. will depend chiefly upon whether
the expected all-night sessions of cro- |
dentlals committee completes the]
work of preparing the ?-o?l of tho
convention.
\\ ork for Tblr.l Caudldntc.
With the spilt between the Taft
and Roosevelt forces In the Repub?
lican National Convention at the
point of a bolt, many of the panlc
?trlcken delegates In the city turned
desperately _o-day to the task of j
stirring up sentiment for a compro
miso candidate. Justice JLudges, of |
the- Supreme Court, and Governor i
Uadley. of Missouri, were thu names
undor consideration.
A big crowd of delegates besieged"
the Roosevelt headquarters to-day.;
waiting to see the Colonel. He was |
closeted with Governor Johnson, of,
California; Senator Boverldge, of In- |
dlana; ICverctt Colby, of New Jersey,]
and James It. Garfield, and was not to |
be seen. \
A Mood of gossip, with, a third can?
didate ns tho solution of the situation.)
swept the hotol corridors (Jovernor
Had ley, of Missouri, was generally j
mrntloned In this connection, and If !
was reported that Hadley, following
his long conferences with Roosevelt,
spent an hour In consultation with for- j
mor Vice-President Fairbanks
William Plinn, new national com- .
mltteeman from Pennsylvania und one
of Colonel Roosevelt's chief lieutenants
In the nomination fight, confirmed early
to-day a report that ho ha_ left th#
regular Republican organization after
the all-night conference, with Roose?
velt leaders
"I am done with that committee,' he
said. "That's all there is to it."
In anticipation of an exciting day
in the convention, people began crowd?
ing tho doors of the Coliseum before 9
o'clock. An additional detail of police?
men was added to the regiment of them
already on duty.
The various delegations began strag?
gling in about 11:30. the crowds at the]
?loors outside forcing them to enter ?
singly. The band began playing pop?
ular airs at 11 o'clock and continued!
until the gavel fell. The music was'
varied to-day by a woman singer, who j
was heartily applauded.
arrival of Chairman Root, who stood
for a moment, the target for a battery
of photographers. <
The gave) foil a minute after noon,
and tho He v. Denn Walter Humner, of
the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul,
offered prayer. Exactly four minutes
(12:02 to 12:00 P. M.) was the duration
of the opening session of tho third
day's session of the convention. The
Immense crowd, nearly I 1,000 people,
who had fought their way into the hall
after an hour or more In line, had only
to go out again. ' The only business
done was the prayer and th? motion of
Watson, of Indiana, !?> be In recess
until 4 P. M.
itoosrvelt Was Expected,
When the convention took Its recess
the report was everywhere current
about the Coliseum that Colonel Roose?
velt would come to the convention at
4 o'clock and make, or try to malte, a
speech. Nobody really knew whether
It was true or not, but It added to tho
excitement.
The ostensible reason for the recess
was the fact that the credentials com?
mittee, at work upon the contests af?
fecting the personnel of the conven
tlon, had only fairly begun <ts work.
Senator Kenyon this afternoon Issued
a statement suylr.g:
"The situation to-day Is greatly In
favor of Senator Cummins'.? candidacy.'
Pre-eminent among the ablest loaders
of the United States and strong with
an established record as n progressive
and powerful administration In his
Slate, he offers the Ideal compromise In
the present crisis. Ills ability and fit?
ness for Chief Executive are admitted
by the leaders of all factions at Wash?
ington, and he Is the least objection?
able to, either extreme of tho party In
this convention. Tho situation to-day
demands a calm counsel for tho suc?
cess of the party In the States and in
the districts as well as in the nation.
He Is the logical compromise candi?
date."
When the doors of the Coliseum were
again thrown ope'n at 2 P. M., with
still two hours to spare before the gavel
should fall, the people began to pour
in rapidly. At least 1.000 never had left
their seats at all.
No man or woman who went through
that struggle for admission this morn
inir. could face without a qualm the
prospect of repeating it?the same
day any way. So there was 'a good
sir.ed audience all through the long
way, to hear the band, which in Its
lofty little box. bewteen the big flags
upon the north wall, enlivened the in?
terval with popular music.
The heat and humidity of the day
increased afternoon, and men began
to shed their coats. Thus far Chicago
had given the convention delightful
coolness, contrasting most agreeably
with the smothering humidity of the
last few days of Republican conven?
tion week, four years ago.
I.a Follette enthusiasts, during the
recess, distributed hundreds of little
fans. Ono side bore a picture of tho
Wisconsin man, the other a printed
list of the achievements attributed to
him. The fans were in eager demand,
if only because of the increased heat.
It began to ruin sharply at .1 o'clock.
Scarcely any notice
Coats Are Shed.
No, Not T. R: But His Double, Who
Will Vole,for Him in Convention
l *on.\ M, K_Y?SA ?_ Conoorilv AI?u.
Tue, crowd about the doors never !
budged. A fow w.ore fortunate i
enough to have umbrellas raised above |
them. Open skylights let rain In up- I
on the people all along the centre of i
the hall; on tho west side the water
blew In through the windows. Um?
brellas were opened all over the hall, j
But wet or dry. nobody would take j
the chance of losing his scat.
The rain failed to keep the crowd
from corning back, and fifteen minutes
beforo the hour for reconvening prac?
tically every seat In the capacious
gallery was filled. Word had been
passed around that the convention
probably would be In session, but a
few, minutes and then adjourned, a.
fact which made the large attendance
remarkable. Another rumor that
Colonel Roosevelt might be present
may have had something to do with
It. No sooner had Chairman Hoot
cnlled the convention to order than
Taft Floor Leader Watson again was
recognlzaJ to move an adjournment
until 11 o'clock to-morrow to allow
the credentials committee to complete
Its labors. The motion prevailed
without objection and the crowd, dis?
appointed, but good natured, began
filing out.
A Roosevelt enthusiast in the gal?
lery set up tho cry "We want Teddy"
as the crowd moved toward the exists.
Tho cry was taken up among the
Colonel's supporters on tho lloor. Taft
followers then started an opposition
demonstration a heavy down pour out?
side stopping the exodus.
Not to he outdone, the Wisconsin
delugtitlon entered >h ? competition with
the cry: "W^j want Bob." The din was
terrllic.
On the floor tho demonstration was
led by tho New Jersey delegation.
"We -want Teddy," they responded in
chorus, at tho same time lifting high |
j above "their heads a picture of t.'hvrtr
ca.ndlda.te. Ina. minute the Roosevelt
] men throughout tho hall were a-thrlll
: with enthusiasm, and 800 or 400 men
among the delegates wero shouting for
t.ie ex-PrcsIdont.
New Jersey added to tho onihasiasin
by repeating the Stato cry:
"Rah, rah, rah, who are ws? t
"Wo n.ro the delegates from New
Jersce.
"Arc -we in it? Just you wait
"Till we g'.vo Teddy 'trw-cnty-plght
straight."
There were many interruptions, but
all wore received good naturedly.
"Teddy? He's dead," remarked a
Taft delegate, as he passed through
tho thickest of the Roosevelt throng.
A I.lvc Corpse.
"Dead? He's the l'vest corpse you
ever saw." was tho reply from a Roose?
velt champion.
"When are you going to bolt?" a^ked
nnother Taft man.
"Never. If you purge the roll." ?was
the reply.
As t'ho rain continued the crowd was
unaiblc to leave; there was no abate?
ment, of t'ho rival demorurtiraitiona. Aft??r I
fifteen minutes of this fuss. John M. I
Harlan, of Ch.lca.go, announced through j
a mega,phone that tha lights would toe I
turned out In five minutes. Jeers I
greeted the announcement. There was '
no movement toward the doors, as 'the.
rain seemed 'to bo falling harder Chan
ever.
The five minutes expired and the
lights cont'nued to gleam brightly.
Assistant Chief of Police Schuotler de?
clined to make the crowd move out
while the downpour was so heavy.
Everybody nppeared to bo in a happy
frame of mind, but restless.
Comparat've quiet had been restored
thirty-five minutes after the demon?
stration started. Assurances from tho
police thnt the rain had abated gavo
the enthusiasts something else to
think about, and they began devoting
iheir attention to getting out. They
moved out slowly.
It was significant that all of tho
convention officers remained 'n their
places on the platform as long as there
was a crowd In the convention hall.
A police guard also occupied the
platform. It was easily npparent that .
these in control were prepared to |
meet any situation that might arise.
One hour after adjournment the '
crowd practicully had been dispersed. I
The excitement had subsided. and !
those who had looked for a serious /
disturbance went their way disappoint. 1
ed.
She Had Consumption, Was
Dying; Now Well
Eckman's Alterative U being used with
success In the treatment of Turhercul-ists
In all narts of I he country. Persons who
have taken It improved. gained weight, ex?
hausting nlglat sweats stopped. fe-.Vr di?
minished, and many recovered. If you are
Interested to know innre about It, we will
put you In toiieb with some who are. now
well. Read of Mn. Oovert'a recovery.
Griffith, Ind.
'Gentlemen: In 1&0S my mother-ln-la w
(Mrs. Anna Govcrt) was taken sick with
Catarrhal Pneumonia, and continually grew
worse, requiring a trained nurse. The
nurse Informed me thai she had Tubercu?
losis and nothing could be done for her. The
Ree. Wm. Bor?, of St. Michael's Church,
at Bherevllte. Ind.. who prepared for her
death, recommended thm I get some Eck?
man's Altern live and fe If It would not
give her some relief. The physician told me
that she had Consumption and was beyond
all medical nid. So I Immediately sent for
a bof.lc. Practically without hope for re?
covery. I Insisted th*t aha try the Altera?
tive, which she did. 1 am glad to say that
ahe aoon began to Improve. -Now. sh? frank
ly saya she owes her Ufo und health tn Eck?
man's Alterative."
(Signed Affidavit) .IOP. QRI&fMtBR.
Eckman's Alterative Is effective in Hron
chltls. Asthma, Hay Fever. Throat und l.uiig
Troubles and In upbuilding (he system. Does
not contain polaons. opl.il-a or huhlt-form
Ing drugs. For salo by Owens A Sllnnr Dru-t
Co. and other leading druggists. Ask for
booklet telling of recoveries and wrlto to
I Eck man Laboratory," Philadelphia, Pa., for
'additional evidence.
Convention Notes and Gossip
Chicago. June 20.<?One of the many i
acquaintances of 'Colonel Rociscvelt
who succeeded In penetrating tho j
rlouble lines of policemen who stood I
guard over the corridor and doors .
which command the appr--ch to his
pesenco was Robert T. Wynne, whom 1
he made postmaster-general, and who I
was afterword cons .1-gonorai at Lon?
don. His visit was brief, but when
ho emerge^ he said: "The Colonel
evidently Intends to fight It out to
the finish." The ex-postrnaster-g^ieral
was only ono of tho many who made
an attempt to seo Colonel Roosevelt,
and one of the very few who did. Tho
cordon of policemen who guarded the
corridor nnd tho doorway to the
presence of the third-term candidate
had hard work to keep away the mul- j
tliudo of friends who had met him j
during various "bar" hunts and cam- I
paign trips. Tho vigilant bodyguard'
which stands at tho door to tho pres?
idential suite which ho occupies ex?
pressed tho opinion that If ho had
been "bar" hunting all his lifo he
could not poslbly have nad time to
meet all fha people who present |
themselves to shake hands with him 1
? ?n the strength of such acquaintance- I
ship.
Chief Doorkeeper John J. Hansen 1
removed several of his aides after I
taking their badges from them and j
caused two former Aldermen to bo
ejected from tho annex. In each caso I
Hansen salcl the men had been found j
accepting "enlrnnce fees." Tho tic?
kets accepted, but which were said
to be counterfeit, were the same as
tho regular tickets, only they did not
indicate the entrance, section, row
and seat number. The t'ekets are
said to have been distributed In na?
tional committee envelopes bearing
the words "Admission Onl>'."
Many Joke tickets wore also present?
ed. These entitled the holder to pass
by tho Coliseum any day 'luring tho
week.
State Senator Patrick Sullivan, of the
Wyoming delegation, told his associates I
that a llttlo brown sparrow had indi?
cated to him that William II. Taft was'
the man who was going to carry off tue I
nomination.
"I don't believe In omens," said Sen- ]
ator Sullivan, "but to-dny a llttlo spar-!
row flew Into tho Taft headquarters
and perched on a large picture of the;
President, after Hying about In a circle'
'for several minutes. That tells mo]
that Taft Is tho man."
This convention Is developing sover.il I
interesting cases of doubles. In ono I
Instance the resemblance between two'
persona threatened to produce rather;
serious results. There is a striking
likeness between Henry W. Taft, HilO
President's brother, ntid Ex-Represon
tntlve J. Van Yochtcn Oleott, of New
York City. Aji acquaintance of Mr.
Oleott'B rushed up to Mr. Taft to-day
and engaged him In conversation.
Presently ho inquired about tho health
of Mrs. Olcott.
".She's very well." replied Mr. Toft;'
"at least, she was the last tlmo 1 saw
her. I don't suppose I Bee her onco In'
a couplo of months." '
Ills companion gasped, and a fow
moments Inter was telling another man
that there must be trouble ' between
"Joke"' Olcott and his wife, for they'
saw each other only onco in two
months. Fortunately tho person to
whom ho convoyed this interesting in?
formation was a closo friend of Mr.
Olcott's, and managed promptly to get
tho caso of mistaken identity sot
straight.
Henry J. Allen, of Kansas, one. of
the Roosevelt orators, looks like. Wil?
liam J. Bryan. His hair Isn't qulto so
long and ho hasn't reached the same
de.greo of avoirdupois yet. Otherwise
ho'3 a closo copy, and has been spoken
to by several persons hero under tho
assumption that he was tho "peorless
leader."
Then comes James I* Malcolm, of
Albany, who is as like Judge Ben B.
Llndsey, of Colorado, us one pea In a
pod to Its neighbor. Malcolm was
talking to friends In tho Roosevelt
headquarters last evening, when up
rushed a stranger, exclaiming:
"How are you, Judge Llndsey? I've
got some friends here I'd like to pre?
sent to you If 1 may."
Malcolm explained that he'd like to
serve as the judge's understudy, but
couldn't permit any confusion of Idea-'
titles.
Theodora Roosevelt's followers here
usually havo llttlo trouble In under?
standing the Colonel when ho makes a
speech, but when ho declared in his
mass-meeting speech, "Wo stand at
Armageddon, and wo battle for the
Lord," he puzzled n lot of his support?
ers. They could understand what "we
battlo for tite Lord" meant, but they
didn't know where or what "Armaged?
don" was.
One delegate Insisted that It was a
battleground In the Civil War, but an?
other delegate was sure he was wrong.
"You're 'way off." he declared. "That
place is a llttlo station on tho railway
on tho way up here. I remember It
very well becn.uso we stopped there
for five minutes, and I bought two ham
sandwiches."
Many persons who have supposed
George W\ Perkins was tho "chief pro?
vider" of tho Roosevelt campaign funds
are wondering if the wherewithal is
running out. They say Mr. Perkins
searched his pockets for a quarter for
a messenger boy, and could rind only
a dime, and then he borrowed a quar?
ter from Metllll McOormiok.
Ono of the Roosevelt delegates who
hoard a discussion ns to where Mr.
Roosevelt was when ho declared "Wo
stand at Armageddon." remarked that
he'd sottle It at once. He knew, he ?
said, the place was mentioned in tho !
Scripturos somewhere, but he wasn't
sure whether It was In Genesis or
Revelation. Ho rang up tho hotel
ofllco and said:
"Please send me up a Bible at once."
"My Gawdl" exclaimed the 'phone
girl. "What's happened? Chicago
must have converted you. The last
thing you ordered was an abslntho
f rappe."
"Whatever tho result of the conven?
tion. It Is certain," said one of tho
many observers who stand off and
watch It as a curious manifestation
of human activity, "that it marks n" i
great progress In aesthetics. The '
music is abominable and tho words of i
the songa are worse. Look at this," j
he continued, read'ng one of the leaf?
lets that nre scattered about Roose?
velt headquarters, "Vlrg'n'a calls to
tho mainland. 'From Los Angeles' Pnl- I
metto Shore.' What could bo worso
thnn that?"
Tho entire gamut of soul-stirring
music Includes nothing moro than
"Everybody's Doing.It." "There'll Re a
Hot Time," "Hall, Hall, tho Gang's All
Here.' and, rarely, "Tho Star-Spangled
Banner."
Tho meanest man la Chicago was
the fellow who refused to purchase a
flower from one of a hundred young, so?
ciety ~'lrls who tilled tho lobbies and
disposed of boutonnieres to collect
funds for a hospital. One of the less
timid young women Invaded tho Roose
velt suite. Tho Colonel selocted what
ho styled a "McKinley carnation." had'
ihn fair charity worker pin it on tho
la pel of his coat, thon handed over a.
bill. Others say It was a ten-spot and
others declare the Colonel wasn't so
generous. Tho young woman who re?
ceived It wouldn't tell. She said she
would substitute another bill of equal
denomination for It and have that
which came from the Colonel framed.
"If It's a ten-spot," remarked sj
dubious Taft man. "and it actually
camo from the Colonel, have It framed
by all means."
"I want room No. 2f>7," announced
John T. Yeats, delegate from Idaho,
stepping up to tho desk at tho Sherman
Hotel.
"Sorry, but It's occupied," replied tha
clerk.
"Must have it by all means; move
tho present _occupant out." Insisted
Yeats. "My {win daughters wero born
In room No. 247 of tho old Sherman
Hotel nineteen yenrs ago. I simply
must have the room now."
"By all means." Interposed tho clerk*
"We'll have it ready In an hour."
"Thanks." said Yeats. who was
about to turn away wncn tho clerk;
exclaimed:
'By the way, how many shall wa
book for tho room this timo?"
The attention of all persons who
think Roosevelt Isn't feeling well be?
cause of the reverses sustained by hin?
is respectfully called to the following,
which constituted his breakfast:
Two sinuses of water. ,
Two wholo grapefruits.
One heaping dish of beef blood.
Four very soft-boiled eggs. ,
Four lamb chops. t
Two wheat cakes.
Two cups of coffee.
The battle hymn of the La Folletta
men, who aro soro on Roosevelt for"
having "double-crossed" their candU
?date, us they atl'le It. runs like this:
' . '1
?We'll heed not Teddy's smile.
Nor Teddy's tiresome grin;
LT Follettc once.
LaFollette twice. i
La F'ollotte till we win.
James E, March, from New York*
j is the only Manhattan delegate who
chartered a special car to bring hint
to Chicago. March brought several
fallow-delegates, all Taft men. with
him. He's now filling the places re?
served for these delegates for tho re?
turn trip. Since March Hopped to
Roosevelt the Taft men who made up
his party say they'd rather go back
to New York In day coaches.
I "Mr. Charles P. Murphy," yelled rw
, page hoy, who made the rounds OS
j corridors ami eating rooms in the,
I Congress Hotel this evening.
I everybody laughed. To think thai
the New, York Democratic boss should;
I be called by a page at a Republican
i convention. The boy entered the palm
room and repeated: "Charles F. Mur
I phy," many folks were dlsjllusionod.
when a. tall, hatchet-faccd man.
weighing about 100 pounds, nroso and
summoned the boy. Ho was Charles
F. Murphy wanted, Is a member of
tho New York Republican State Com?
mittee from Klnga county, and lives)
in Brooklyn.
"Some people, not mentioning;
names, remind mo of Abraham Lin?
coln's steamboat on the Sungamon,
River. The boiler," he said. "Is three*
feet long and tho whistle Is tlve?
foot h'gh and every time she whistles
she stops.' "
DIL LIGHT GOBS TO LYNCHBVRCfc
Appointed Pastor of It i Vermont ChurcbJ
to Succeed Rev; <;. II. Mt-Fnde-n.
(Special lo The Times-Dispatch.)
Lynchburg, V*a., Juno 20.?Rev. J. H,
Light, D. D., for years a prominent)
member of the Baltimore Conference
of the Methodist Church, but who has.
been In Richmond recently, has been
appointed pastor of tho Rlvermont
Avenue Methodist Church, to succeod
Rev. G. H. MeFaden, who Is soon tq
become the Held agent of tho Vir?
ginia Conference Orphanage, which 13
located near Richmond.
It Is understood that Dr. Light la
to take charge of thn pastorate tho
first week In July, and if this arrange?
ment is made Mr. MeFaden will cloea
his work hero on June 29, going short.,
ly thereafter to Richmond to take ur>
his field work for the orphanage.
NEW OFFICERS ELECTED.
North Carolina Medical Society Endel
Annual Session.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Ashevillc, N. C, June 20.?The fea?
ture of to-day's session of the North)
?'ar.illna Medical Society, which has
be. n In annual convention at Hendei
sonvlllo for the past few elays, was
featured by the election o! tho fol
lowing officers: President, J. P. Mon-<
roc, of Charlotte; First Vlco-Presldent,
Dr let??eh?i Wnrrl? of Henderson |
Second Vice-President, Dr. E. S. BuU
| lock, of Wilmington, Third Vtee-Presl
| dent. Dr. L R. Morse, of Henderson
Vlllej Treasure r, 1 >r. I (. D. Walker, of
Elizabeth Cltv; Essayist, Dr. H. D.
Stewart, of Monroe: Orntor. Dr. J. T.
Burma, of Hl^li Point, Leader of De?
bate. Dr. J. If, Harper, of Snow It'll.
Morehead City was chosen as tha
next meeting place, several secret bal-*
lots being necessary before a cholca
could be made.
I The president appointed various com
mllttCes and IV. IA- Rf.Ouerrard, of
Flat Rock; Dr. Albert Anderson, oj
Raleigh; Dr. 3. .1 Phillips, of Tarboro,
wen- appointed delegates to tho South.
Carolina Society meeting, while thosa
appointed t.i attend the meeting of
the Virginia Society are Dr. Oscar Mc
Mullen, of Elisabeth City; Dr. H. T.
Bahnson, of w Inston, and Dr. W. 1L
Smith, of Goldsboro.
Tho delegates to the American Med!-*
cal Society meeting are: Dr. J. HoweU
Way, of Wayncsville, and Dr. H. A*
Roystcr, of Raleigh.
Children Cry
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