OCR Interpretation


Los Angeles herald [microform]. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, June 19, 1908, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042462/1908-06-19/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

( WATCH HERALD'S^
I $15,000 CONTEST )
VOL. XXXV. ■'."' OUT*" 1!? .'by CABHIKR Aft (IF.NTS
NUMBER «81 FXVIL/iil. ■PKHMOIITH-.W'UUil'lO
TAFT NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT FIRST BALLOT
CHOICE FOR VICE PRESIDENT PROBABLY WILL BE BE TWEEN TWO OF IOWA'S SONS
TAFT AND DOLLIVER
IS WAY REPUBLICAN
TICKET MAY READ
Nominee Will Be Permitted to Name His
Own Running Mate if He Expresses
Such a Wish
lowa Not Prepared to Part with Senator as It Would Create
Disturbance in State's Politics—New York Will Support
Sherman as Long as He Has Chance for
Second Place Nomination
By Aaioclated Freu.
CHICAGO, June 17.—The presi
dential candidate will be per
mitted to name his running
mate, if he so desires.
No sooner had the conven
tion adjourned today that Mr.
Taft's immediate supporter* set to
work to ascertain his wishes regarding
a candidate for the vice presidency.
They wired him direct, and pending
his reply refused to voice any opinion
as to the probable outcome of the bal
loting. As a rule, the Taft men mani
fested a willingness to abide by the
secretary's wish, but there were those
among them who took the position that
the delegates should be permitted to
cast their votes according to their own
predilections.
For the first time there was an ac
tive propaganda In the Interest of
Congressman Sherman of New York.
It was stated postlvely that he would
have the support of the entire delega
tion from his own state, and it wai
■tated by Chairman Woodruff that he
would get Oklahoma solid, and that he
would have votes from many other
states, speclflally mentioning Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Col
orado and many of the New England
arid other states.
There was also renewed talk In the
interest of Senator Dolliver. There was
• growing belief that Secretary Taft
would declare for the lowa senator, and
It was freely predicted that he would
be nominated 1 In case the secretary's
preference should be made known be
fore the beginning of the balloting to
morrow.
la Taft's Preference
Much aa the question of Dolllver's
nomination has been discussed, and the
many assertions and denials aa there
have been concerning the attitude of
the secretary of war toward him, there
is a strong impression that the lowa
senator was the real preference of the
nominee for the first place, and most of
Secretary Taft's friends were willing
to accept Dolllver, if he should be In
dicted by the secretary, even though
his nomination should make as much
trouble in lowa as has been predicted.
The lowa men were rot prepared for
the movement In behalf of their candi
date, and they were actively engaged
Jn heading It off. They held a meeting
during the day and declared for Cum
mins, but. when they began a canvass
In his behalf did not find general en
couragement. There was still talk In
favor of Vice President Fairbanks, but
his stock went down before the fre
quently expressed opinion that the sec
retary would not give him the prefer
ence of his Indorsement.
There was some !•»•■<--.tment among
the Taft people over the slighting allu
sions to their methods made by the
vice president's friends In the speeches
In the convention today, and It was
evident that unless the Taft men should
become convinced of the wisdom of re
nomlnating the vice president In the
Interest of the ticket he would not be
chosen.
There were those among Mr. Taft's
friends who were willing to say that
Mr. Fairbanks could do more for the
ticket than any one else, and they con
tended for his nomination even In the
face of criticisms and differences of
opinion. Those nearest to the secre
tary were, however, apparently not
among those who had this view.
Massachusetts for Guild
There was no intimation tonight but
what Massachusetts would present
Governor Guild's name to the conven
tion. Senator Lodge Is slated to make
the nomination speech, and it is said
some member of the Michigan delega
tion, among whom Gov. Guild is popu
lar, will second the nomination.
A number of Massachusetts men
sought out the other New England del
egations tonight and urged concerted
action In behalf of Governor Guild.
They met with some encouragement,
but no actual promise. It is understood,
was given. None of the New England
states held meetings tonight, although
it was said that some of the states
would seek to agree upon a candidate
when the delegations came together at
the convention hall tomorrow.
New Hampshire's sentiment seemed
to tend toward Fairbanks, although
none of the delegates would give direct
preference.
It was said that Vermont would vote
for Sherman of New York. Rhode
Island was also inclined to favor a
New York man for second place, and
the consensus of opinion among the
Connecticut party was in a similar
vein.
Some of the Massachusetts support
ers of Governor Guild claimed tonight
that If three or four ballots for vice
president were taken without a nom
ination other New England states would
change to Guild in order to obtain
representation on the ticket from that
section of the country.
The Illinois delegation seemed to
favor Sherman of New York. There is
little sentiment of any other sort 10 be
found in the delegation.
In the hope of staving off the ad
ministration's understood preference
for Senator Dolllver, George D. Per
kins, chairman of the lowa delegation,
wired l-*«ldent Roosevelt In the name
of himself and nineteen others o. ins
delegat'on as follows:
"Th» following members of the lowa
LOS ANGELES HERALD
delegation protest In the strongest
terms against the selection of Dolllver
as vice president."
The lowa delegation In caucus to
night finally went on record for Gov
ernor Cummins as their candidate for
Secretary Taft's running mate. Thn
vote was unanimous. The flrm stand
taken by a majority of the delegation
against Mr. Dolllver because of .he
political situation In lowa and Mr. Dol
llver's own announcement that hi did
not desire the nomination, made nec
essary the meeting in order that a can
didate might be decided upon. Having
in mind the understood preference of
the administration for Governor Cum
mins, his name was fully discussed. At
no time did the opponents of Senator
Dolllver waver. Twenty-four of the
twenty-six delegates were present, the
motion to place the name of Governor
Cummins before the convention betng
made by Lafayette Young of Dcs
Molnes. The two absentees, It vm
stated, would Join with their colleagues
In supporting Governor Cummins.
Robert Healy of Fort Dodge was des
ignated to make the nominating speech.
In the event that Senator Dolllver's
name Is presented by any other ktate,
it Is stated that the delegation had full
authority to withdraw it.
New York state restored herself to
night to the convention map, her posi
tion on which has thus far been ob
scured by lack of harmony In the dele
gation. In a caucus with marked evi
dence of enthusiasm. It wan unani
mously voted to back with the whole
alate strength of seventy-eight votes
the candidacy of Representative Jhuip-
S. Sherman of Utlca.
In accepting the caucus Instruction's
to present Sherman's name in the con
vention tomorrow. Chairman Woodruff
said he had been informed that the
candidacy of John Hays Hammond had
been withdrawn, and that If desired
by New York, Colorado would there
fore give way on the roll call to New-
York In order 10 get Sherman's name
early before tho leHgates; that he hall
official Rssuraiu«s also of the support
of a number of other states, especially
Including Michigan, Illinois, Pennsyl
vania, Indiana, Maine, lowa and Idaho.
New York for Sherman
The men in the delegation who have
been working since they arrived here
first to secure the undivided support of
the delegates for the presidential can
didacy of Governor Hughes, and then
for a unanimous vote for Sherman, wlm
has at all times been the personal
choice of a -majority of the delegation,
failed In the first, but brilliantly suc
ceeded In the second.
The Hughes men were among (he
most enthusiastic In their support of
Sherman in the caucus. Two u( the
four delegates-at-large who were un
der specific Instructions for Hugi.es,
spoke for "Sherman and harmony."
Gen. Stewart L. Woodford. who has
been regarded as the leader of the
Hughes Interests, was not present, but
had given Senator Raines his unquali
fied proxy in the matter. One of the
most cordial Indorsements of Sherman
was that of former Mayor Seth Low
of New Work, who has been himself
among those talked of for the nomina
tion.
Senator Alfred Page of New York,
who has been at all times iogarded at>
closest to Governor Hughes, Joined
heartily In the demonstration for Sher
man. So did Frederick Hazzard of
Syracuse, who was Included In the
delegation at the personal suggestion
of the governor.
Sherman's name was presented to the
caucus by Representative J. Sloat Fas
sett, who emphasized the Importance of
the thtrty-nlne votes of New York
state In the electoral college.
Democrats Need New York
"The Republican ticket might win
without New York," said he, "but no
man will attempt to say that the Dem
ocrats can without the thirty-nine
votes of New York state."
He declared that with all Internal
differences buried, New York united
and aggressive would lead the national
ticket to brilliant victory at the polls.
Senator Raines, who is temporary
president of the state senate, said that
after this morning's session of the con
vention he had asked Gen. Woodford
for and had obtained his proxy.
"As for orders," Gen. Woodford told
the senator, "they are to do as I would
do If I were there."
"And what would you do?" asked
Raines.
"I would do what I pleased," wax
the general's reply.
Mr. Ffcsßett moved that Chairman
Woodruff be instructed o present the
name of Representative Sherman for
the nomination and to deliver the solid
vote of the state for him. The motion
was carried with a yell and for half an
hour the headquarters rocked with
deafening cheers.
Apprehension Removed
WASHINGTON, June 18.—Apprehen
sion that any further Indication of the
preference of Secretary Taft in the
matter of his running mate on the Re
publican ticket might jeopardize his
chances for/ the presidential nomina
tion having been removed by the re
sult of the first ballot at. Chicago to
day, significant hints were dropped to
night that the same reason for re-
(Coßtteocd oa P««o Two.) I
Secretary of War Is Republican
Choice for the Presidential Chair
___ M^n___-_M __-M__ M _ Ma ___________ «_____-■___ ,1 i mmH
hi
____WM^^_____W _JEmMmB& • ' ■'■ . '^HB-SW-^^SI
■■_____B_BEiali_L: *».'.~BSr■■ •_ _fe- -r.* . .*« *» '*. Hhi
_^_______WS_\^__W________»_7 ' __mmiT__m^
'. ■£&&£■ • .£ - I
|iyi rg- *v ■■>__*„..•••__*'- * - * '^m_*_<* *j^^ jSJ*^i_stf'w___Sß_^__^^___l_y_l_i_*_^^i
__H S^w^^^M^l^^E^v^j
:- ■ - ____&__________i____m_________ml___M^
■ A lll§_fflPiliii
o_l IH_l__l ___H^_l
!'¥M ffi**
!-:
_H S__s_m_f_«l
fl HI
fl H
fSKFffißY_wmßiff&m__^^ . tf *■**£ v • i^wa
_gßMa____a_a_wgi—fc»_HMH(-fc^
Htt__BiflH^lwEifBsg|ffi Sra^^flfl-SHm
■j ; '-'."7Z 9&__a_&it__wlSß_ • aPlqi
' -, r>_ , 7. ... ',---:. ..;> t sr. ! ... .'I ■ i . .* '." ' ' " .*'«.*"■'■' ' - . . :' ; ' I-' '" I "'■ . • ! '-' » ' •••" '"
HANALEI IS NOW
LONG OVERDUE
HAS LARGE PASSENGER LIBT AND
WEATHER IS BAD
Vessel of Merchants' Independent Line
Should Have Left San Pedro
Last Night on Return
Voyage North
The Merchants' Independent line
steamer Hanalel, Captain McFarlane,
from San Franclsoo to San Pedro with
a large passenger list and a big cargo
of freight, is overdue sixteen hours and
grave fears are entertained for her
safety.
High winds and heavy seas have pre
vailed along the coast for two days, and
It is feared the Hanalei has met with a
mishap. She left San Francisco Tues
day afternoon and was due at San Pe
dro yesterday morning. Nothing was
heard of the vessel up to a late hour
last night, and if she arrives this morn-
Ing she must anchor outside until day
light."
About a. score of oersens who went
to San Pedro yesterday morning to
meet friends who were coming south on
the Hanalei waited all day for her ar
rival, and last nUht. after being in
formed that she could not anchor until
today, left in considerable anxiety.
The Hanalei was scheduled to sail on
the return trip to San Francisco last
evening and more than a hundred pros
pective passengers were at the dock in
San Pedro. They were advised by of
ficials of the Independent company that
the vessel would not depart until to
morrow evening, provided she anchored
thi3 morning, and they sought shelter
for the night.
Seafaring men at San Pedro last
night expressed no little anxiety as to
the fate of the steamer and the fact
that no word was had from her in
creased their fears.
At midnight the Point Firmin light
house had not sighted the vessel.
FORMER MONTANA GOVERNOR
BAYS FRANK IS NOT DERANGED
! NEW YORK, June 18.—Former Gov
ernor A. F. Spriggs of Montana, who
Is in ! this city, said today that the re
ports -in circulation yesterday to the
effect that Charles R. - Frank, a prom
inent resident of Butte, had suffered a
mental breakdown are Incorrect. ..-i
i ; Mr. ": Spriggs ; said he ; received; .word
today from Mr. Frank, who Is at the
home of his mother in Cincinnati, and
also from ; Mr. i Frank's brother, Ito ' the
effect that ".the breakdown was i due ito
stomach I disorder t and I overwork, but
that f his »mental' condition» was t unlra
rnlr<>d
FRIDAY MORiMNG, JUNE 19, 1908.
WILLIAM H. TAFT
TEMPORARY ROLL CALL
%
States
i •
\

I
22 Alabama '....
18 Arkansas.....
20 California....
10 C010rad0.....
. Hi , Connecticut...
6| Delawara..'...
10| Florida
26| Georgia......
6 Idaho.-;.'..'..'.
64 Illinois -..:
80| Indiana.......
26| lowa ....;... |
201 Kansas ..'.'..
|26| Kentucky
18| Louisiana. ...I
12| Maine........
16| Mairland.... j
B%| Massachusetts
SS| ' Michigan.....
•fi Minnesota ...
20 Mississippi
3i: Missouri .. j
- 6| Montana „..
18| Nebraska |
6] Nevada....... j
81 N. Hampsbire!
24i Mew Jersey...
IS| New York
24 N. Carolina..!
8| N. Dakota....
46| 0hi0......... I
14 .Oklahoma I
8| 0reg0n.'. ..,. .
68| - Pennsylvania.
8| Rhode Island!
18| S. Carolina. .1
8| 8. Dakota ... I
24 1 Tennessee.•. j
86 ' Texas,
6 Utah: .... I
8 Vermont j
21: Virginia |
10 Washington..!
141 VI. Virginia..!
28 .' Wisconsin
■ 6 Wyoming ....
2| Alaska. .;....
2| Ariiona ......
2| Dlst. of Col..
' 2| ' Hlawail.
21 New Mexico..|
...
• •
•■
..
• •
'•'•■
..
|..|
!•■
• ■
..
[••
•■
• •
i- •
I .-.I
I-
!■ ■
I I
• ■•
I-.I
!••
!••
v
!..:
"
••l
!•'
k
■ •
••
1..1
I--I
!••
••
!••
• •I
..
"•
"'
••I
• •!
••!
..
!■■
!••!
• •I
■■!
i..
■ •
i'-'
H
■'■'
!••
1..
!■'■
i,.i
!■•
.;
i..
!..i
"I
*.'
••;
!!••
!■•!
i..i
i.-i
-
• ■
I--I
l-.l
..
i-.i
•-1
"
• •I
!'•'■
!••!
•■
I-
••
...
I--
• •I
1..1
„
••I
!••!
I--I
!••!
I-.!
••
••
!::
r
••
!•■
■■
'"
• •I
• •
I-
•■•.'I
!••
••I
1..1
• •i
I- •
••I
1..'
i..i
I-!
••
• •I
•■•
.'.I
!••!
?-l
8
■•
..I
I- ■
l-.l
!■■
!••!
l-.i
I--I
..
[••I
1..
••
I- ■
••!
!•■
..
1..1
1..1
!•■!
!••
l-.l
!••!
I!
'•'
'•
!■■!
■ •
I--I
l::i
!■•
I-.
'
••
1..1
■•I
••!
••
I- •
i..i
!••
••'
1..1
..i
••!
I' •
i..
I-.
I'"
V'\
!■ •
I.. 1
I-.
•••
«.
!••!
••>
l--i
i..
-I
• -i
..
..
••
i- •
I--I
..
..
1.,
..
i
i- •
• ■
..
..
• •
i..
..
!■■!
..!
H
line Is.
K1r0...
..
1..
..
•••
I • •
• •
1..1
I-.
.-»i
r. •
i..
TWELVE INJURED IN
REAR END COLLISION
A rear end collision occurred between the
last outbound Whittler and Santa Ana can
at 1:30 o'clock this moraine near Slauson
Junction. The Santa Ana car bumped Into
the Whittler car. Both can were badly
■mashed up and about ten or twelve passen
gers were Injured, none seilously.
V The most severe wound* were made by fly-
Ing (las* and several were cut about the face.
The ' injured I were quickly ' removed |to the
Paelflc Electric hospital
TAFT TOO HAPPY
FOR EXPRESSION
ATMOBPHERE OF OFFICE FILLED
WITH EXCITEMENT
Entire Family Present to Hear Read.
Ing of Bulletin* That Tell of
Action of Republican
Convention
By Associated Preim.
WASHINGTON, June 18.—"Words do
not find themselves at a time like this.
I do not deny that I am very happy."
This was the response of Secretary
William H. Taft to a request for an
expression of his views on his nomina
tion for the presidency.
The sentences did not come easily.
Throughout the afternoon preceding
the announcement of his nomination
the secretary had been laboring un
der suppressed nervous strain. The at
mosphere of his office was electric with
excitement.
Notwithstanding the personal interest
which he had in the proceedings at
Chicago, a thousand miles away, Sec
retary Taft did not permit politics to
interfere for a moment with his trans
action of official business as secretary
of war. In the intermissions between
bulletins from the convention, the sec
retary disposed of several important
departmental questions and when his
nomination for the presidency was an
nounced his desk was practically
cleared of Important official business.
Throughout the afternoon the private
office of Secretary Taft and the office
of his private secretary, Frederick
Carpenter, were thronged with mem
bers of his family, intimate personal
and official friends and newspaper
men.
Shortly before 12 o'clock Mrs. Taft
arrived at the war department. She
scanned carefully the bulletins which
had been received from the convention
and distinctly manifested her pleasure
at the result of the action of the con
vention regarding the platform. She Is
a close, accurate observer of things
politically and Is one of the best ad
visers the secretary has had through
out the preliminary campaign for the
presidential nomination.
Family la Present
Mrs. Taft remained In the secretary's
private office throughout the after
noon. She was attired In a becoming
suit of pure white and wore a big pic
ture hat of pea green straw, adorned
with seal brown and pale green os
trich plumes. Accompanying her was
the young son of the secretary—little
Charlie—whose special function It was
to carry the bulletins received from the
convention from the telegraph opera
tor to the secretary's desk. He was
' (Continued on Pace Three)
«"JT\'PI V POPTPI^* BAILY- *«• SUNDAY. 30
Oli> LvJUIli k>Ul JLHiO. oar trains, a cents
TEMPORARY ROLL CALL
ALL THAT IS NEEDED
TO NAME CANDIDATE
702 Delegates Cast Their Ballots for Secre
tary of War When Names of
States Are Called
Hughes, Cannon, Fairbanks, Knox, La Follettc and Foraker
Draw Votes from Their Own States and Pennslyvania
Casts Three for Roosevelt, but Taft Is Only
One to Figure from First to Last
By Associated Preu.
CHICAGO, June 18.—For presi
dent of the United States, Wil
liam H. Taft of Ohio.
Taft on the first ballot; Taft
by 702 votes; Taft by the
unanimous choice of the con
vention. /
Such is the record of the culminating
day of the Republican national conven
tion of 1908, effected amid scenes of tu
multuous enthusiasm and after a nerve
racking continuous session lasting near
ly eight hours.
With the president named and plat
form enunciated, there remains only
the nomination of the vice president to
complete this momentous work.
-Tonight the whole city is given over
to wild exultation in honor of the new
candidate, whose name goes echoing
through the country.
The picture within the walls of the
vast amphitheater as the presidential
candidate was named today was one
truly grand in its magnitude. In front,
to the right and left, below and above,
the billowing sea of humanity, restless
after hours of waiting and stirred from
one emotion to another, was in a fever
of expectancy for the culminating vote.
The favorite sons of other states haJ
been named, save Knox and LaFolleite,
and now on the roll call came Ohio.
As the Buckeye state was reached the
tall, gaunt form of Theodore E. Burton,
with student-like face and severe black
clerical narb, advancfid to the platform
to nominate Ohio's candidate. ~Fe spoke
fervently, with the singing voice of an
evangelist, which went ringing through
the great building. The close of his
speech of nomination was the signal for
the long pent up feeling of the Taft
legions.
Demonstration for Taft
Instantly the Ohio delegates were on
their feet, other Taft states following,
while the convention hosts in the gal
lery and on the floor broke Into a mad
demonstration.
"Taft! Taft! W. H. Taft!" came in
a roar from the Ohioans.
Megaphones seemed to spring rrom
concealed places and swell the Taft tu
mult into thunder. A huge blue silk
banner bearing the familiar features oi
the statesman-secretary was swung be
fore the delegates, awakening a fresh
whirlwind of enthusiasm.
All semblance of order had been
abandoned and the delegates were a
maelstrom of gesticulating men. The
guidons of the states were snatched
up by the enthusiasts or borne under
by the storm of disorder. The band
was inaudible—a mere whisper above
the deafening volume of sound.
For ten, fifteen, yeß, twenty minutes
this uproar continued. It was a repeti
tion of the scene of yesterday when the
name of Roosevelt brougth the con
vention into a frenzy, repeated In In
tensity and almost in duration. But
there is a limit to the physical re
sources of throat and lung, relays had
not been established and at last the
tired voices died down to a hoarse
shout and at last subsided.
This lull now gave the opportunity
for the speech seconding Taft's nomi
nation by George A. Knight of Cali
fornia, his big, round face beaming
forth on the sympathetic multitude
and his splendid baritone voice going
forth like the tones of a great church
organ. California's tribute to Taft
was brief and fervid. He said:
"Mr. chairman and gentlemen of the
convention:
"Not many weeks ago, when the
month of May was young In days, it
was my privilege and pleasure to view
one of the mose Impressive scenes that
human eyes ever witnessed —our naval
fleet. Columbia's guardians of the
peace of seas had steamed their way
from the Atlantic to our Golden Gate
and dropped their anchors in the beau
tiful bay of San Francisco —an achieve
ment without mishap and a voyage re
plete with the lesson of our maritime
power.
Ever Memorable Sight
"The occasion turned back the pages
of half forgotten history and flushed
again on the poise of the. fiery sea all
of the names of our naval heroes and
their deeds of valor and ships of their
commands. The panorama of that day
will never be forgotten. It will live
In type and ever be told in history and
story.
"On hills that slope toward the bay,
half hidden in banks of golden pop
pies, five hundred thousand people sat
as on a great dress circle and wit
nessed the coming of that most majes
tic power. The magnificent bay was
transformed into a stadium and as
each battleship passed through Golden
Gate, maintaining such an equality of
distance and precision of military ex
actness that all wondered if it could
be posisble that they were human and
could hear commands. Amid blasts of
whistles music of bands, cheers of a
multitude and joyous acclaim of the
thousands who cheered, Fighting Bob
Evans dropped achor of his flagship
and his active life's work was done.
"Storm-tanned veteran of the sea,
you passed the ensign of command to
the next in line and another page in
history is honored by your name.
"From that lmposlg picture of beau
ty and Instructive power I came here
and stand today In this Republican
convention, the forum where the Btory
of our nation should be ever new.
"The click of the telegraph and the
descriptive type of a progressive press
will bring to the homes of America
VCENTS
the speeches that you make today and
the work done for our country's fu
ture. Here In this great amphithea
ter the Republican party is in counsel
with itself. Its work 1b to shapo and
fashion a uniform procedure for the
future peace and well being of 100,000,
--000 souls. (We will be this number be
fore what we do hero today becomes
obsolete.)
"This assemblage Is an Impressive
one beyond power of words and its re
sponsibilities beyond comprehension of
any people save Americans. Four
years ago in this coliseum we met and
nominated our candidate for president.
His strong individuality, unimpeach
able integrity and recognized ability
made him the popular idol of the peo
ple and the invincible leader. He has
directed the course of our country
through troubled waters as variable as
human action and thought His ad
ministration has been as vivid and
meteroic as the firing on Fort Sum
ter and It has done as much for the
stability of our government as the
plenteous products of the mill, farm
and mine. Today we choose his suc
cessor with voices and hearts in unison
with the prayers of thi: hour. It is the
same Republican party that has never
sacrificed a principle for popular favor
and never surrendered to any opposing
force through fear of defeat, that in
storm and sunshine has fought the
good fight for personal liberty and the
continuance of permanent union found
ed upon a constitution, the best and
only one ever written by free men, who
had won that liberty on the fields of
awful war; that believes in the equal
and uniform administration of all laws
regardless of class, creed or social con
dition and guarantees to every man
under the flag all the rights and privi
leges he inherits as an American. It
is the same party that places the name
of Loncoln with that of Washington
and found no cloud in the higtn heavens
of Just comparison.
"The cedars in the garden of God
could not hide him, the fir trees were
not like his boughs and the chestnut
trees were not like its branches, nor
any tree in the garden of God like un
to him in hi beauty.
Like Springtime Morning
"His presence is here today, like the
breath of a springtime morning and
the memories of his labors are as fresh
as the dew on the hillside flowers. Yes,
yet>, a thousand times yes.
"It is the same old permanent, pro
gressive force that has held the world
In awe for near unto half a century
and put the eternal baptism of man's
capabilities for self-government beyond
the danger of national decay. And
now, the time has come for this his
toric organization to again choose an
executive officer whose fitness Is up to
th 6 high standards of the past. It Is
not often that the occasion calls upon
experience to walk the path •of high
official life in true companionship, but
forceful circumstances write at a most
opportune time of William H. Taft as
a leader of men. His personal charac
ter, blended with ability and experi
ence, is a trinity of power that make
him a fit successor of those who have
enriched our history with their patri
otic lives. California accords in the
nomination of William H. Taft, colle
gian, lawyer. Judge, diplomat and true
American, commended as our ideal
leader of the party that shall ever be
aggressive in the cause of individual
liberty for the enforcement of all laws
and the great advocate of the principles
of the party of union and progress.
With such a leader we know 'that the
scepter shall not depart from Judea
until Shlloh come.' "
Now there was another lull In the
Taft movement, while the remaining
candidates were placed in nomination.
It was late In the afternoon before
the convention, now literally sweltering
with the intense heat and weary after
nearly seven hours of continuous ses
sion, reached the end of the flood of elo
quence and the decks were at last
clr- -i for the second speech for La
Follette.
When the cheers following the speech
had died away, like a cyclone from a
clear sky burst a La Follette demon
stration which swept the convention
from its very bearings. It was the
same deafening wave of sound that had
greeted Roosevelt yesterday and Taft
a little while before, intense and mad
dening, and with the vital ring of gen
uine enthusiasm. It seemed as though
Wisconsin had suddenly peopled every
foot of the galleries. The delegates
sat calm and waiting, except the fran
tic Wisconsins, but the convention for
the time being was in the possession of
the galleries.
Whirlwind for Roosevelt
Now a singular transformation oc
curred. Gradually the whirlwind veered
from LaFollette to Roosevelt. A ban
ner bearing the Roosevelt portrait and
waved from the gallery was the signal
for the change, but In the confused ba
bel of voices there was no distinguish
ing where the LaFollettc cheers ended
and those for Roosevelt began.
Amid this pandemonium and with
the galleries in full control. Chairman
Lodge decided upon heroic action In
order to make the convention master of
Its affairs. He ordered the roil call of
states to begin for the vote on presi
dent.
Such a call, under such circumstances,
has probably never before occurred In
I ' „ (Continued on Fas* Three)

xml | txt