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ROOSEVELT PARTY
CAUSES NO WORRY
2-caders Profess to Be Uncon?
cerned About Anything
He May Do.
HILLES FOR CHAIRMANSHIP
fTaft's Secretary is Slated to
Head Republican National
Committee.
Chicago. June 23.?Charles P. IHlles.
secretary to President Taft, probably
will l>e chosen chairman of the Re?
publican National Committee when It
meiti to-morrow morning. Xo definite
announcement of his selection was ob
taihalble to-day, hut it was known that
lie had been indorsed t y President Taft
end was generally acceptable to others
connected with his campaign.
Congressman "William P.. McKinley.
\0i Illinois, "who has managed the
President's campaign, and *was men?
tioned for the chairmanship, refused
1o have his name considered.
"As chairman of the congressional
committee," ho said. "I shall be kept
2>usy during the ensuing months."
Other committee offices will be tilled
end several committee appointed at
the nieiting. Few names have been
snlggested for the offiVes other than
chairman, except that of aergeani-at
srms. "William F. Stone, of Mairyland.
it is generally believed, will be. rc
r.rpoint.'d.
Hendqtiarler? Deserted.
The majority of the political head?
quarters were deserted lio-day. I.a
Follette and Cummins supporters left
t on after the convention closed. The
Taft headquarters were filled with
bo.\rs. trunks and suit ca^os. prepara?
tory to leaving. Mr. McKinley U-ft for
Washington late this afternoon. He
was in an optimistic mood. When the
nomination of Roosevelt was men?
tioned he smiled broadly and said: I
A man will do some peculiar things i
when he is defeated. The ciuee-r meet? ,
Ins held last night did not interest
Tne. I retired shortly after the con- '
vention adjourned, and way fa.st asleep
in two minutes. Mr. Ta.fl and Mr. i
Sherman will bo ele.-ted by a good ma- |
?ority."
"Wjiiiam Barnes. Jr.. chairman of the 1
fs'cw York Republican State Central '
Committee, issued the following state?
ment:
"There should he 'n the m'.nd of no i
en? the slightest misunderstanding re?
garding the meaning of the Chicago i
convention. The Republican party has i
rgahi demonstrated that It has the I
?tenacity to rBMst what se??ms to 1>e , I
popular. b?t which in reality Is a tern- 1
Tporarv Aberration of mind caused ! 1
through the physical exci tement of I t
the nervous system of the Individual. !
"A political party must he fixed in '
fundamental principles. Its candl-1'
dales must believe In and be faithful,
if elected to office, to those principles.'
A political party which does not do
that Is no party nt all; has no con-j
slKtency; no character and must bc
como the prey of the loudest promisor. I
"The Rjosevclt followers disclosed
In the convention with perfect in -'
genuousness that they believe a poll-i
t. ..1 party exists for no other purpose
.than to seize upon any idea which]
may be converted Into votes, heed?
less that such Idea might be n vain
Victory for tho party. No victory is
I'tiBl which is won at the expense- of
the abandonment of those principles
ol the government, which, however old
they be. must be everlastingly
alive. To deny this Is to deny that the
foundation of n structure has become
Important, because it is invisible.''
Breaking sleep Records.
Hundreds of delegates hurried out
*: Chicago on the earliest trains. Oth?
ers, who had attempted to get along
on two hours' sleep a night in order!
that they might miss nothing, tried
to break all former records for sleep?
ing, j
Janitors *.c>e busy throughout the!
day cleaning" up 'the hotels. At the
Congress more than J2.')00 was realiz?
ed trotn old newspapers and campaign1
literature that littered the rooms andj
halls.
A special train took several scores)
of newspaper men to Baltimore, early]
Iti the day. The Oklahoma delegates
abandoned their plans to run a special
train there.
Many Conicruiulatlonft.
Waghliigton. Junv 23.?President
CTatt went to church this morning and
Bp nt the remainder of the day read
rug and replying to the deluge of !
messages recel?ei at tho White House'
ronrrratplatlng him on his nomlna
tlori.
They came from everywhere, from .
political leaders great and small
plain citizen*, and folk in most nil
waiks. of life who had kind things to |
Say. I
On July 3. the home circle at the j
White House will be brokest, and the
...csident win take h's family to I
Beverly. After resting there a few ,
flays the President will return to
Washington on July S. when, with his j
political advisors he will begin to map
out his campaign. There seems little
doubt but that he will make an active
speaking trip.
Among the telegrams which most
pl-ared Mr. Taft was one from tho
citizens of Augusta, O.a., where he
spent a winner vacation one season
before he was Inaugurate 1 President.
A ,/inchester. Tenn., ndmirer tele?
graphed the following:
"Having lassoed the bull moose and
made him domestic so that he will
browre on the lawn, your friends aie
Justified In believing that you havo
ropes enough left to hobble the Balti?
more donkey whether lie reacts or
r- ogresses."
i tlcn Will Celebrate.
TJtlca. M. Y.. June 23_L'tlra will cel?
ebrate Vice-President Sherman's reH
nomination to-morrow. Mr. Sherman
sent the followlr: gtelegram to Presi?
dent Taft:
"My very sincere congratulations.
With the passing of the storm will come
a clear atmosphere, and wo may expect,
with a calm Judgment, a Just verdict."
the Vice-President ncelved this
reply:
"Your kind telegram recelve?. We'll
?pull together again, and with the same
result. I hope. It. will be a pleasure,
to work with you. One great vletwry
has been won. We must work hard for
a nother."
Children Cry
FOR FLETCHER'S
CASTORIA
Berry's lor Clothes
We look out for the conser?
vative man.
For him who wants correct
fashions In dignified form,
suits of fine blue sergo and
quiet oxford; nark grays at.
prices from $23 to $35. Full
and half silk lined.
Neckwear In rich subdued
tones, plain or black socks.
Everything right.
For young men, who favor
a livelier dress, wego the speed
limit.
OPEN SESSIONS
ARE SUGGESTED
Committee Will Act on Point
After Temporary Chairman?
ship Is Decided.
Baltimore, Md.. June 23.?Open ses-j
Bions of the Democratic National Com?
mittee during- the consideration of the j
contests have been suggested to it.?:
officials by somo of tho contestants. \
The committee wall net upon that I
point at the beginning of the hearings j
to-morrow, after It disposes of the Pp''- I
idexing problem of temporary Chair?
man. :
The Illinois fight hetwet-n the Hearst
Harrison alliance and the Sullivan
forces promises to he. the liveliest.
Representatives Ralney and Sabbath,
ivho are aligned with the former, have
IcmnndeJ. consideration of their trou?
bles by the full committee. Hitherto
it has been a rule of tho Democratic
committee to refer contests to sub?
committees. That was tho plan sug?
gested this year. The Illinois reprc-1
ichtattvcs, however, hnve argued that]
ihc control of thirty-two delegates Is ,
too important to be considered alone
by a subcommittee.
Mayor Carter Harrison will arrive in
the morning from New York, where lie
went with a delegation from Illinois.
He. will lead the light to-morrow on
behalf of his faction, while Roger Sul?
livan will conduct a defense against
tills assault.
Compromise of the contests from
Porto Rico, the Philippines and Alaska
was suggested to-day, but this did not i
get a quick response.
MURPHY IS HELD
RESPONSIBLE FOR
NAMING PARKER
(Continued Prom First Page.)
servatlves are to control, Governor Wll- I
son Is for the man who mllltantty ,
favors the progressive policies of the
countr>.'
The Parker forces charged to-day
that reports that Senator Stone, of
Missouri, had tui(\ his friends that they
must not antagonize Mr. Bryan while
urging the candidacy of Speaker
Champ Clark, were set afloat to under?
mine! the strength of Judge Parker.
"I have never talked with any one
about fuch a thing." said Senator
Stone. "I have advised no ono to
align himself with Mr. Bryan."
At the Clark headquarters to-night
the leaders wer.- making efforts to
ascertain how the delegations In?
structed for Speaker Clark would vote'
On the question of temporary chairman. I
The Clark leaders do not deny that
they hope to see Judge Parker elected
temporary chairman, and they expect I
ttie New Vbrk delegation and Its
tri, nds to Join them in bringing about i
thi nomination of Mr. Clark for!
I 'resident.
It was authoritatively stated that'
while the Clark leaders expected
without any doubt that nil the dele
Bates pledged to the Speaker would
? any out their Instructions on the:
presidential nomination they were not
certain how the delegation would vote
I 6l! collateral Issuep. A Clark man?
ager said to-night that until n further
Stege In ttie fight had been reached it
'? would be Impossible to obtain a cor?
rect lin?- on what those delegations
With strong progressive tendencies
would do in regard to voting on the
J temporary chairmanship
Vot Round by I lilt Rule,
j The Tennessee delegation Is not
bound by the unit rule, mid its dele?
gates favor various candidates. It
was learned to-night that an effort
j would be made In caucus to hnve Na?
tional Committeeman Mountcastle vote
I against the miming of Judi?o Parker.
' National Commilteorhan Wade, of
Iowa, was unable to say to-night how
I the lows delegation would vole on the
temporary chairmen. The Iowa dele?
gation 1 instructed for Clark, but this
is binding only as to the candidate.
Senator-Elect Vardaman, of Missis?
sippi, expressed tho opinion that peace
would come Out of the situation, and
that Mr. Bryan was too reasonable a
man to permit such n minor matter a.?
the temporary chairmanship to brins
on a serious fight.
"I Intend to see Mr. Bryan," said
former Governor Vardaman. "and toll
liltr. that I think It unwise to quarrel
o\er the temporary chairmanship,
"After all, it is the platform that Ii
the keynote of tho campaign. 1 am
fcr Bryan for permanent chairman I
believe -In supporting the party or?
ganisation, and think that Judg<
Parker should bo named.
Roosevelt in Bookstore Explains
That Books Arc for Mem?
bers of Family.
GETS NO CHEER FROM CROWD
California Delegates Meantime
Tear Down Placards
in Hotel.
Chicago, Juno 23.?Tho salesmen In
Medium's 'book shop got tho shock of
their lives Friday afternoon, when, nt
n few minutes after U o'clock Colotwl
Roosevelt, ujceompa.nloil by his wife a-ml
his (laughter. .Mrs. l>ungworch, all
dressed In Allco blue. Jumped out of
an automobile, burst, into .the shop, and
walking directly to the counter where
flu latest fiction was being sold, ex?
claimed in a loud voice:
"Give me sOme of your latest novels
??lots of 'em. What have you got
here? Anything worth reading? Ah!
that tltlo looks interesting, anyway.
I'll take a copy of that."
Ann as he spoke ho picked up a copy
of Basil King's "The ?ireet Called
Straight.''
"That's a society novel; you won't
like that, father!" exclaimed Mrs. L/Ong
worth, who wa-s close best re the Col?
onel. "Jioth the women and one of
the men in it behave 1'ko perfect tools."
But T. B. insisted on buying a copy of It.
and when ho left the shop, carrying all
the other Roosevelt .book purchases
wrapped up ;n one large parcel, he car?
ried a copy of It In his hand with the
title outward, so that all who ran and
rubbered sufficiently might read.
Mrs. Roosevelt'* list Included
"FVecklea" and "The Girl of the L?lm
beriosit," hot it by Miss Gene Porter
Str.atiton, while Mrs. l.or.gr.vort'h, as her
personal choices, picked out Rupert
Huirhes's "Kxciiso Me" and the Baron?
ess Van llutton's latest story, "Shar
row."
Meanwhile the crowd In tho shop
had grown to such d mensions that
several of the sales tables came near
toppling over. To vne of the clerks i
with whom he chatted far several mo?
ments, Colonel Roosevel.t said: "Oh, ]
understand, these novels aro not for
me. They are for Mrs. Roosevelt and [
my ifamMy. I expect to 'be much too
busv to mad novels for a. long time." |
Meanwhile. in the Congress Hotel,
Iwo little Incidents took place within
five minutes of each other which went
far to demonstrate that the crash
which attends tho downfall of a pop-j
ular idol is by no meuns confined to;
the idol itself. Even -while the crowd,
swarmed and squeezed about Roosevelt
In the bookshop it never seemed to oc-1
cur to anybody to pive him a cheer.
The long drive throimh Lincoln Park'
which the Roosi velts took immediately i
after their shopping expedition pre-'
vented the Colonel from witnessing
cither of the rather pathetic Incidents
In the halls of the Congress. Until
Friday afternoon the marble walls
of Peacock Alley had been plastered by
tho placards of the California delegates
announcing In large letters, "Twenty-?
six solid for Roosevelt." At a few!
minutes past 3 o'clock two members^of
llio California delegation came out;
from their headquarters and begun to
tiar the placards down. Not Oiiy did
they tear them from the walls, but;
they tore each one into narrow strips.
SOLEMN MEETING
OF PROGRESSIVES
(Continued From First Page.)
emn occasion than this one," he said.
"We are beginning on Sunday a great
new movement. I believe that we
should begin It by asking tho guid?
ance of Hint for whom we nre hero."
Dr, w. H. Mlxon, of Selma, Ala., n
negro clergyman and a Roosevelt
delegate, who was excluded from tho
Republican convention, began to re
clto the Psalm which begins. "The
Lord Is my shepherd." The delegates
arose and repeated It with him. A
prayer by Dr. Mixon followed. Some
one began to sing "America," and In
a moment the others were singing.
The meeting was In contrast to tho
uproarious ones which had boon held
In the same room whllo tho conven?
tion was in session. There was no
cheering or hamlclapplng; no cries of
"Eat 'em alive. Teddy."
The solemnity of the occasion, which
was bellovAd t" signalize the birth of
the new parly, impressed Itself upon
the gathering.
Governor Johnson, In his opening
ad ircss, appealed to the delegates to
stay in the fight which they had beginn.
"This Is n solemn occasion." he to.ld
them, "as It was last night when we ;
met to tender tho nomination for Pres- j
Idcnt to Theodore Roosevelt. The time
for action lifts come. Lot us begin to '
act rather than to waste our; time In]
talking. Mr. Garflold said it was real
ized that extreme caro must be taken
in the organization of the movement
Each State, he Haid, must work out
Its own problem of organization and
adapt itself to the lawH which govern
the selection of candidates for the elec?
toral college.
"It would bo Idle for us at this time,"
j he continued, "to attempt to suggest
; even the outline of a method of organ*
; Ization. All we can lo now Is to avoid"
serious mistakes and make an appeal
i which will be heard by all sertous
? minded men and women throughout
j tho country."
Mr. i la moid made a motion, which
was adopted, directing Governor John?
son to appoint the committee of seven.
To Governor Johnson's declaration
that tl-.ls net had meant the birth of
the party, he aided: "1 havo watched
Theodore Roosevelt, who 1? now in
j another room .In this same building.
This means more to that man In the
other room than to me or you. An 1
yet .luring the last week, when we had
become Irritated and were unable to
agree, be has kept h'e serenity, even
when we t s;pressed our feelings 'n lan?
guage which wns not fit for publication.
1 in the midst of It all ho never lost his
?age, his fighting spirit. For the
' love of God?I say this reverently?
; ? annot we have something of this tight
, lug spirit of h's?"
1 As he was about to adjourn the
1 n.tint- a Southern delegate arose
1 with the suggestion that tho new
party Bhould be christened then and
i: there.
' Mr. Garfleld opposed the Idea, say
Ijlng that this matter and nil others
be left to the national convention
>I Which la proposed to call within a few
1 weeks. The name "progressive party"
You may not be fortunate
enough to be among the thou?
sands of music lovers who are
entertained at the great pleas?
ure parks and seaside resorts
every day during the summer
by Sousa's Band, Pryor's Band,
Vessela's Band, Victor Her?
bert's Orchestra and other fa?
mous musical organizations.
But no matter where you live
the Victor or Victor-Victrola brings
to you the same mu^ic played by
the same celebrated bands and
orchestras. And you can take
them with you to your summer
home, out on your lawn?any?
where you wish.
Thefior/ei/fimipam/
Successor* Coble rianu Co.
S13 Boat Uroad Street.
was most In favor, but no action was
taken.
Senator Dlxon was with Colonel
Roosevelt much of tho day.
Pinna Still Indefinite.
Neither Colonel Roosevelt or any of
his lenders attempted to give any pre?
cise Idea of the lines along the or?
ganization would be molded. Some of
his advisers were opposed to the plan
of placing the movement definitely on j
the basis of a third party on tho
ground that they would alienate the
Republican organization in States in
which tho supporters of Colon--1 Roose?
velt are in control a report which
was circulated widely had it that n
Democrat probably would bo named ;
as the candidate for Vice-Presldent on I
tho ticket with Colonel Roosevelt. '
Some of the leaders made no secret :
of the fact that In their opinion the
outcome Of the Democratic NatlonnI I
Convention will bo of high importance j
to them. Should n Democrat of the
conservative type b- nominated they
believe they will be ln n position to
appeal strongly to progressive Demo?
crats, with the ehance of making some
headway In tho South. It \vns ad
witted that much depends upon adopt?
ing n plan of action which will make it
possible to preserve the strength f
the Repuhllcnn State organ'zatlona In
the States In which Colonel Roosevelt
won at the presidential primaries.
"We are going to v.crk Immediate,
ly." sr?Irl .Mr. Garftehl. ' to organize in
the various BtatVa. Throughout thei
country there will be candidates for
electors for Roosevelt and the other
candidate who is to run with him. to
be decided upon at tho national con?
vention. In some States we will sim?
ply indorse the regular Republican
candidates for electors, nnd if electcel,
they will vote for Roosevelt, an there
Is nothing in the Constitution to for?
bid such action. Jn other States, it
will be necessary to chose Indepen?
dent candidates for electors. There Is
no question that we will have funds
enough to carry us through. In a
number of suites in which Colonel
Roosevelt won the presidential prim?
aries our organisation Is already com?
plete. In the other States we shall
form our organizations fuom the bot?
tom up."
Texas Roosevelt delecatps who were
refused seats ln the Republican Na?
tional Convention by the credentials
committee. Issued to-day n statement
In whi- li IhOy execrate tho leaders of
the Taft faction of tho party ns
"bosses and discredited representa?
tives of trusts." nnd declare they ns!
progressives will not "accept ns their
candidate tb" receive! of stolen!
goods."
They ask all progressive citizens of
Texas, "regardless of party affilia?
tions," to meet in Dallas July 0. to
elect delegates to a national conven?
tion of the new party. The date of
that national convention, it If stated,
will he determined nt a committee
meeting In Chicago later.
BRYAN STAMPEDE
FEAR OF LEADERS
(Continue i !"rom First Page.)
this motto with a heavy line drawn
through the word "Wilson."
Drifting around the various head?
quarters were a despondent lot of ora?
tors. So complex is the political situa?
tion, not only ? a result of a multi?
plicity of Di : loeratte candidates, but
'also by rcas ?? of tho Taft and Koose
| velt nominations thnt they art uncer
1 tain what t>. cay ln nominating
I speeches this week. They are hoping
j for the. atmosphere to clear.
No Bolt for Hadley
Jefferson City, Mo.. June 2.1.?
Governor lliiilley, on ltl? return to?
day from < lie Chicago convention, J
declared bis determination uol to
join Roosevelt's third party move
: ment.
"I belleve l can render more ser?
vice to the people us a member of
the Republican party than by Join?
ing In tin inrmntlon of ? third
party." he said. "While I have In
n? v.ny changed my mind us to the
correctness ?i ittnt for ?hieb I hnve
contended, I e.ndertultr to sny thnt
no polltlcnl party ever illd or ever
trill exist In which at times men
vein not use authority unfairly nud
to accomplish selfish nnd improper
ends.
"In my opinion, the beat vroy to
successful!; flirUt such men nod
methods, mid nlso the best tray to
flBbt for correct principles of gov?
ernment. I-, ivttbln the party, rnther
tbnn by leaving |f.
"There ncre some plnnks Trlhlch
v?ere omitted from the platform
which 1 should line to hava seen
ndopted. Inn there v.Hl be found, I
believe. In the nlnffnrm nothing that
. Is niljertlnjtable ?? nny Republican,
and, nn (be ?hole. It Is the most
progressive ptntform we have ever
presented in thB American people."
MANYPRECEDENTS
BROKEN BY TAFT
Roosevelt's Great Record
Eclipsed by That of Pres?
ent Chief Executive.
Waohington. June 113.?Somebody
once suld Colonel Roosovelt wus tho
groatesl llttlo precedent buster that
over Presldented at iho White House.
It didn't look like Roosevelt had loft
a single, solitary, measly little prece?
dent unshattcred when William
Howard Tuft moved Into tho White
lloiibu. Kcmultis of tho dead and dy?
ing precedents littered tho lawu, or
were decently packed away In tho
cellur with u miscellaneous collection
of 658 bis sticks, which adoring
friends had forward the unprecedent?
ed pi'odecessur.
Hurriedly moving over to the exe?
cutive olllces. with a copy of the Con?
stitution under his arm, Tuft started
right in on March 4, 1909. for u llttlo
precedent punishment himself. .Dur?
ing the next three years Taft has
jugglenauted over more precedents
tiiun Theodore Roosevelt over dream?
ed of doing. As a mntter of fact, be?
fore he mode that trip to the execu?
tive otllco (with tho Constitution un?
der his arm; lie had already scored
one
Nobody ever heard of a President's
wlfo riding down Pennsylvania Ave?
nue with her husband tollowlug the
I inauguration, it wusn't customary.
But - af t saw that it was done. Ho
always admiTted that if it hadn't been
lor Mis. Taft he would huv? uccuplud
Colonei Roosevelt's opportunity to
Place him on the Supremo Bench, and
nover ontercd iho presidential race,
bo ho wanted Mrs. Taft to enjoy his
inauguration.
Just a., ho was getting acquainted
wiUi ilia Job, Taft discovered that '?.
It. had made it a "?recvdent that a
Chief Executive should write iong
messages to Congress. Several thou?
sand words was about right
But Taft's ilrst message, coaven'-'ig
an extra session of Congress, was u
measly llttlo 1?>0 words. Urediblo wit?
nesses assert that Sc-crebaxy .Datta, his
arms all sinewy with the hefting of
ponderous communications under tho
old regime, almost fainted when told
that a single eheet of paper was a
"message."
"Well. Taft kept that precedent bust
lug stunt up. Ho attended private d'n
ners at the homo of friends in Wash?
ington?something "storn ou: torn"
nover pirmlttx-d before. He made
General Leonard "Wood, a dootor and
not a West rolnter. head of the army,
and when Congress tried to throw
Wood out of -ils Joh the President
vetoed tho entire army appropriation
bill. Ha served refreshments at the]
stato teceptlons. Ho discarded White
House carriages, anil pe.rs-uad'^1 Con?
gress to appropriate for uutomo'.j.l' I,
Ho appointed two Democrats to tho
Supreme bench, making one of them
Chief Justice. He started the "no
luncheon'" fad.
He added a cow to the landscape
features of his back yard. Ho put an
economy commission to work, lie got
Congress to lay out a fine boulevard
on the Potomac, end ordered the
Marine Band to play there 'regularly.
He cut out foreign servants at the
White House and Installed Sons of
Ham. He busted to ttrflnltessimal I
molecules all previous records for \
presidential traveling. Ho made T.
It's .strenuous feats of train hustling
look liko a frayed imitation.
There are so many other little pre?
cedents all dead and gone lhat It
would require the space of one of the
Roosevelt messages to Chronicle them.
And the peculiar part of it Is that
Tuft never d'd very much precedent
smashing before he . leame Presi?
dent.
He had the "Judicial temperament."
He came by It naturally. His father
was a lawyer, mid at one time Secre?
tary of War. f h*J son started n law?
yer, after graduating with honors, and
at tho age of twenty-one. from Yale
in '78. He got his first political Job
In 1SS1, und lias been holding ap?
pointive or elective olllces ever since.
tie was "Roosevelt's candidate" for
the presidency. The strenuous on*
got behind him. helped his campaign,
and Joined in his election. If Roose?
velt had his- renown for certain dental
characteristics, Taft's smile has be?
come a catch phrase, it Ik contagiou.-i
?that smile?It begins with an Inward
chuckle that wobbles the third and
lowermost presidential chin, and then
crops out with a subdued chortle. A
grayish mustache doesn't hide It,
either.
One of the precedents Theodore
Roosevelt established that was con?
tinued around the Wh'tc House was
tho physical culture stunt. But where
Roosevelt mlxml it with Jlu Jltsu
artl6tR, wrestlers, prize fighters, and
fencers In the White House gym,
Taft has an "exercising expert"?Dr.
Barker. It Is one long. continuous
battle with Taft to keep down his
weighs 120 pounds. He doesn't look
It, because he Is largo all over. He
tllets. loo. lie doesn't smoke end
never touches even tho lightest kind
of w'nes.
' The physic,-,] culture stunt has kept
Taft In perfect physical trim. Bxi ept
for Insignificant ''old's, he hasn't had a
sick day throughout his administration.
Stout ius he is, he likes to hustle ovot
llie golf links, and plays a hefty game.
The President likes theatres. On an
average ho has attended at least one
performance every week throughout
, his term. He delights in automoblllng
I and Is so used to It that he can sleep
I comfortably sitting upright in the ton
neau on hiu long trips.
Thore never was a man In public life
who stuck to those he believed in more
I than Taft; witness Baliinger. Ho Is
even-tempered and ordinarily soft
I spoken, but on occasion he can niako
I things hot. He carries tho Judicial
attltuio always. He never permits
himself to hurry. He takes ills times
visualizes everything, debates it to him?
self, gets tho views of half a dozen
outsiders, reads up on It and then an?
nounces himself.
Nobody will ever know how much
, the personal sldo of the presidential
Issue has hurt Taft. ? He couldn't Re
made to think that Roosevelt would
come out against him In the early prcj
convention months. He said ho "hau
been hit below the belt" by Roosevelt,
and that Is tho way he feels about tho
break with him who was his closest
friend.
MOIV MANGL.RS HIS TitAIXEB.
Beast That Already Ilns Killed T'our
Xonrly OetM .Another.
Chicago, III., Juno -'3.?An enraged
lion In an amusement park here to-dny
attacked and Injured John Hoffman, '
trainer, bis right shoulder. Side mil leg
arid both his armfi being fearfully
mangled before the beast could be
forced off.
The lion Is said to have killed foui
attendants In ten years.
YOU ARE
Invited To-Day
to attend the opening of our remodeled store at Broad
and Seventh.
Everybody's coming. We'll be looking for you.
MUSIC
between the hours of 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 P. M., at which
time each visitor will receive a souvenir.
GRANT DRUG CO.
Richmond's only "all night" drug store
VIRGINIANS SUPPORT
OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD
'Continued Front First Page.)
Martin uro of tremendous slgnilleaiieo,
for he does not talk for the take of
hearing his volco.
Others of the Virginia delegation
would tako Into account the happenings
at Chicago, where, with much vexed
heart and tear-dlmmed eye, the Colonel
stood at Armageddon and battled for
himself. True, he said ho fought for
the Lord, but doubtleS3 he thought a
synonym permissible.
.Senator Swanson, who probably will
he chairman of the Virginia delegation,
thinks If the Democratic nominee Is
too radical he will split the conserva?
tive vote with Taft: If a reactionary,
he will drive many of the progressives
to Roosevelt, lie would have a man of
moderate views, a progressive with con?
servative ten lencies, as It were.
Speaker Byrl. !{. M Smith, Jr.. of
Richmond, and Allen D. Junes, of New
;lort News, the advance guard of the
Virginia Wilson people here, will not
admit that two-thirds of the delega?
tion can be secured to vote for the unit
rule, claiming that some of the antl
Wilson people, will not stand for an
effort to throttle the minority. Thdjy
i will Join the Virginia Wilson rally In
Washington to-morrow aa_ guests of
Harry St George Tucker.
An nppolntment ns nssistant sergtant
nt-arms of the convention has been se?
cured by National Commlttcoman J.
Taylor F.llyson for Jacob N. Brenaman.
secretary of the Virginia State Demo?
kratie Committee.
Flood to Second Nomlnntlon.
Representative Henry Delaware
Flood, of the Tenth Virginia District,
will second the nomination of Repre?
sentative l."nderwr?od. his personal
friend No one has thought of pro
sentlng the name of Senator Martin
In connection with the nomination. u-'Y
would he permit it.
A pamphlet Just complete! by W. I>.
Royall. of Richmond, on the subject
of antitrust legislation will be pre?
sented to the committee on resolutions
by 11. M. Smith. Jr. It contains a rem
edy for the situation as Mr. Royall se.-s
it.'
Former I.leutenant-Governor Edward
Echols. of Rtaunton. who Is 111 at Johns
Hopkins Hospital. Is much Improved.
Ills condition is not now regarded .iS
tcrlous.
Ono word above all others 1? heant
about tho hotel lobbies. It Is tho sub?
ject ?f whispered consultations and ot
loudly voiced complaints and anath?
emas. It Is the burden of errands au 1
telegrams and telephone message -.
That word is not "Wilson" nor -,<.'lark"
nor yet "Bryan." It Is "tickets."
everywhere the same cry goes up.
Every man who Ib supposed to have
the slightest infiucnra with the ar?
rangements committee or with any
other party authority Is besieged wifil
requests. The demand is almost be?
yond belief National oomnilttoeinc i
have sought retirement to-night to
avoid the (train. Every species of po
lltical and personal Influence Is hein,*
brought to bear to secure the coveted
credentials of admission to the convertt
lion hall. Thousands of Virginian? ?
perhaps more than any other State?
are doomed to disappointment.
Personal Impressions as to the re?
sult, or even as to the convention,
probably are premature. In the abier.cn
of most of the d. i.-Kates. The great?
est show of activity Is to be seen -'t
the Clarjt headquarters ln the ICmcr
son. The Wilson workers seem to b
staying their hand to-day. although
they are exceedingly hopeful, count
Ing on the active support of William
.tennlngs Bryan. Candor compels m?
to sny that the candidacy of Governor
Harmon touches no audible popular
chord, although h- has the most con?
spicuous badges to be seen. The al?
leged picture of Governor Marshal!
displayed at the Belvedere would de?
feat anybody. Aybeit it t? not much
than the Wilson painting at the Emer?
son. "~"-?
\ flues* as (o Outcome.
If anybody wants a guess from me
here It Is: The nominee, will he elther
Wllson or Clark. Bryan Is honestly
not playing for the honor, and Under?
wood Is unltkely to get it, no matter
how earnestly the Virginia delegation-?
works for hint.
Hut the scene may change to-mor?
row.
TENTATIVE DRAFT OF
PARTY PLATFORIVI
Baltimore, Md , June 23.?The tariff
will be the paramount plank ln the
platform which the Democratic Na?
tional Convention will adopt. There
were Informal conference!) among the
lenders to-day, and while tho plat?
form was not whipped into shape for
full consideration, a number of Ideas
THE WEATHER.
Corccnst: I-'or A'lrprlnln?Fair Mon
? hi:, except showers In Moutbeant;
wanner In north; Tuesday, fair, norui
er.
ror North Carolina?Loral showers
Monday) Tuesday, fair.
Special Local Ilntn for Yesterdny.
12 noon temperature . 83
it P. M. temperature . t>3
Maximum temperature up to s
P. M. 83
Minimum temperature up to 8
P. M. 68
Mean temperature .?. 73
Normal temperature . 77
Deficiency in temperature . 4
Dellclency In temperature since
Mnrch 1. 91
Accum, dellclency ln temperature
since January 1 . 5S2
Excess in rainfall since March 1. 3.57
j Accum, excess In rainfall since
I January 1 . 3.44
i i.ocni Observation h p. M. Yesterday.
I Temperature . ' i
; Humidity . Dil
Wind, direction .S. B.
Wind, velocity . 6 j
Weather .I.Clear
CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CITIES.
(At S P. M. Eastern Standard Time.)
' Place. Ther. II. T. D. T. Weather.
I AshCVllle .... C1 74 62 Cloudy
I Atlanta . SO 86 70 P. eloudv
j Atlantic City. r,4 72 64 Cloudy
I Boston . 74 S6 70 Clear
i Buffalo . 70 Sti ?2 P. cloudy
I Calgary . 82 S4 62 Clear
'Charleston ..76 80 78 Clear
Chicago.. 70 70 64 Clear
Denver . 78 82 54 P. cloudy
Norfolk . 72 80 72 Clear
Oklahoma ... 68 72 62 I>. cloudy I
Pittsburgh . . 72 80 64 Cloudy
rtalelgh ..78 84 7.0 P. cloudy
St. Louis . . . . 78 78 70 Clear
St. Pnul . 80 82 64 Clear
San Francisco 58 68 54 Rain
Savannah ... 76 82 76 Clear
Spokane . 0.4 04 ?6 Clear
Tampa . 76 00 76 Cloudv
Washington.. 68 SO 68 Cloudy
Winnipeg ... 00 04 66 Clear
Wythevllle . . 62 74 SO Cloudy
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
Juno 21, 1012.
HIGH TIDE.
Sun rises.... 4:51 Morning_12:22
Ajun sets. 7:33 Evening.... 1:01
were considered. The following Is a
summary of the main features which
the progressives will suggest and.
which the conservative leaders may
accept'
Tariff?Reafllrmatlon of the declara?
tion that the tariff should be gradu?
ally reduced to a revenue basis, along
the lines of the Denver platform. Ma?
terial reductions In the duties on tho
necessaries of life, especially upou
such articles competing with Ameri?
can manufacturers as are abroad moro
cheaply than nt home, and gradual re?
ductions in such other schedules as
may be necessary to restore the tarlif
to a revenue basis.
Currency?A declaration emphati?
cally opposing the central bunk pro?
vision of the so-called Aldrlch na?
tional monetary commission plan, but
not opposing certain features of that
plan.
Trusts?Declaration that Congress
should enact such supplementary or
amendatory legislation as will make
tho so-called Sherman antitrust law
more offective. Insistence upon the
vigorous enforcement of the law upon
the big and small offender alike.
Money Trust?Indorsement of tho
action of the National House ef r>rp
resentatlves In entering upon a thor?
ough Investigation of the so-called
money trust and In passing the Pujo
bill to give greater Inquisitorial
powers over national banks. Insist?
ence upon tho enactment of tho Pujo
bill at this session ^of Congress.
Direct Elections?Indorsement of
the action of Congress in passing a
joint resolution providing for the di?
rect election of United States Senator?,
by the people.
Indorsement of the anti-lnjunetton
bill passed by the House of Represen?
tatives.
Jury Trial?Declaration for legis?
lation to provide for Jury trial In all
cases where there Is a direct contempt
of court.
MGHT THAIX RVUNS ITSET.F.
Engineer Felled by lloek anil Flremnn
Doesn't Know It.
Louisville, KJ'? Juno 23.?Speeding
through thts darkness at twenty miles
an hour with tho rear lights oJ the
first section In view, Fireman C. A.
Lcathcrman, of tho Illinois Central
Railroad, turned In his seat Inst night
to see why his engineer, Louis But
lock, didn't slow for Big Clifty, and
discovered the engineer huddled on the
floor of the cab with a smear of blood
1 on his .aoe,

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