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Commission Orders Restoration of
Previous Rates West of Line
from Pembina, 8. D., to
Port Arthur, Texas
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, June 19.—Sweeping
reductions in lumber rates west of the
Missouri river and a 5 per cent reduc
tion In the advanced rates In the east
as well as other changes in the tariff
are ordered under decisions announced
by the interstate commerce commission
The rulings are made in j. group of
Important cases Involving the rates on
lumber, shingles and other forest pro
ducts from points in the Willamette
valley to San Francisco and from
"Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana
and British Columbia to eastern and
southern markets.
In the cases of the Oregon and Wash
ington Lumber Manufacturers' associa
tion against the Union Pacific and
other roads, Pacific Lumber Manu
facturers' associations and others
against the Northern Pacific and
others, the Southwestern Washing
ton Lumber Manufacturers' asso
ciation against the Northern Pacific,
Involving a general advance In
lumber rates, in many cases 20 and
26 per cent, from north Pacific coast
territory to points etst thereof, whlcn
became effective in November last, the
comjnisslon make a geographic decision
In its action. On the ground of unrea
sonableness. It orders restoration of the
previous rates west of a line drawn
from Pembina, "N. D., through Grand
Forks, Council Bluffs, Kansas City and
Sioux City to Port Arthur, Tex., along
the Kansas City Southern railroad, and
Including all points east of that line,
"which now take the same rates as any
point between and including Sioux City
and Kansas City."
A part of the Increase to the more
distant markets lying east of the Mis
souri river Is permitted to stand.
Establish Differentia! Rates
Differential rates from Spokane rats
group points, Montana-Orogon rate
group points and Hood river, Ellens
burg and Leavenworth districts, which
lie east of the Cascade mountains, em
bratjing parts of Washington and Or«
--gon and all of Idaho to eastern terri
tory are established under a decision In
the case of the Potlach Lumber com
pany and others against the Northern
Pacific and other roads. Rates from
the Spokane districts die ordered lower
than the Pacific coast.
In the case of the Western Oregon
Lumber Manufacturers' association
against the Southern Pacific the com
mission decides the advance of $■'■ per
ton from all mills In the Willamette
valley, not Including Portland, Is un
just and unreasonable; that from both
the east and west banks south of Cor
vallls the rate should not exceed $3.40
per tpn, and upon the west bank north
of carvallis $3.65 per ton.
Because of the wntor rate the Port
land rate is not reduced.
In the case of the Pacific Coast Man
ufacturing fcssoclatton against the
Northern Pacific anri other roads the
commission declines to establish an
other through rate from Washington
to Colorado common points and eastern
destinations. It requires, however, the
Northern Pacific railroad, the Northern
Pacific Terminal company of Oregon,
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com
pany, the Oregon Short Line and tho
Union Pacific to establish through rates
for lumber from the Northern Pacific
line in Washington, north of Portland as
far as Seattle, north of Portland to Og
den and Salt Lake City and Utah com
mon points, and a 40-cent per 100 pounds
rate on fir and spruce lumber and 50
cents per 100 pound's on cedar lumber
and shingles prescribed for through
Chairman Knapp and Commissioner
Harlan dissented from the conclusions
reached by the majority in these cases,
on the ground tha,t most of the ad
vance in rates was reasonable.
Passenger Train Crashes Into Freight
While Running Fast to Make
Up Time —Both Engines
ST. LOUIS, June 19. —Twenty persons
were injured in. a collision between a
passenger train and a freight on the
Wabash road last night near Pendle
ton. Mo.
A number of the most seriously in
jured were brought here today. The
jiassenger train was behind time and
•was running at greater speed than us
ual to make up time and crashed into
the freight, demolishing both engines,
the baggage and mall cars and a num
ber of freight cars.
The coaches were derailed but not
badly damaged. There were 140 pas
sengers and all were bruised, many be
ing more or less seriously Injured.
NEW YORK, June 19.—Counsel for
I irry K. Thaw applied to Justice'Dow
lii't In the aupreme court today to
modify the Judge's order by which
Thaw was committed to Matteawan at
the conclusion of his trial for the mur
der of Stanford White. Col. Franklin
Burnett appeared for Thaw and Dis
trict Attorney Jerome opposed the ap
Justice Dowling reserved his decis
Invents Electric Gun
DIJON, June 19.—An engineer named
Ponteaux announces the Invention of
an electric gun which without powder
or other explosive is capable of firing
1200 shots a minute.
Wireless Picks Up Georgia
The local office of the United Wire
less company was in communication
with the battleship Georgia yesterday.
The Georgia at 1 o'clock In the after
noon wan passing Cape Blanco, bound
for San Francly <>
East First Btreet Saloon Raided In
Early Hours by Two Young
Men, Who Escape Un.
The Dan Pltael saloon, at 901 East
First street, was held up by two high
waymen a few minutes before 1 o'clock
this morning and A. J. Sowlnskt, the
bartender, robbed of $66, which was
taken from the cash register at the
point of a revolver.
Sowlnski was alone In the saloon at
the time and was making up his cash
for the night when two young men,
masked, entered from the rear. Both
were armed with revolvers, which they
pointed at the bartender's head, order-
Ing him to throw up his hands.
Sowlnski promptly compiled, and
then, while one of the men kept his
revolver leveled at him the other man
walked behind the bar and helped him
self to the contents of the cash register.
The robbers then backed out of the
saloon with the warning to Sowlnski to
keep quiet for fifteen minutes. As soon
as they disappeared he cried for help,
but by the time assistance arrived the
two men had disappeared.
The robbers are believed to be the
same men who, an hour earlier, held
up and robbed Arthur Kemp, a clerk,
of $2 and a watch only a block away.
Saved from Probable Death by Pres
ence of Mind of Assistant Secre
tary of State Humane
DENVER, June 19.—Through the
coolness of Assistant Secretary James
K. Dougherty of the State Humane so
ciety, Governor Henry A. Buchtel es
caped possible Injury yesterday after
noon at the hands of Mrs. Annie
Jochim, an insane woman. Laboring
under the delusion that the governor
had got possession of $40,000 she Imag
ines was left her by W. S. Stratton,
and is scheming to force her to marry
him, the woman visited the executive
office with the Intention of shooting
him with a .82-callber revolver. Un
able to obtain admission to the execu
tive chamber the woman went to the
Humane society and made threats to
"fix" the goVernor.
After warning Private Secretary
Montgomery, Mr. Dougherty joined the
woman while she was waiting at the
ontrance to the state house and per
suaded her to accompany him to the
court house. There he swore out a
complaint of insanity against her and
she was taken to the psycopathlc ward
of the county hospital.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 19.—William
J. Bryan today declined to discuss the
work of the Republican national con
vention. He received bulletins of the
events of the morning and these were
telegraphed to his library at Pairvlew.
He entertained a number of callers
during the morning. This afternoon
he prepared an analysis of the Repub
lican platform. This he probably will
make public tomorrow.
MEADVILLE, Pa., June 19.—Twenty
passengers were injured, one fatally
and several seriously, today In an ac
cident on the Meadvllle and Cam
bridge Springs street car Una, near
A passenger car telescoped a flight
car al a sharp curve. The fatally in
jured person is M. .C. Mills, superin
tendent of the traction lflne.
NEW YORK, June 19.—Emll Boas,
general manager in America of the
Hamburg-American line, has returned
from a hurried trip to Europe. He
volunteered the information that there
will be two new vessels of his line be
tween New York and Hamburg, be
ginning next season, to be named the
Clnclnnti and Cleveland.
They will be of 18,500 tons register,
with a speed of sixteen knots an hour.
They are being built at Hamburg.
' For Los Angeles and vicinity: * Fair
Saturday; fresh west ; winds. Maxi
mum temperature yesterday^ 70 de.
greek-; minimum, 52 degrees.
Alleged . Fagln captured and ■ much . valuable
property recovered. »•*»<:i/ty -
Big eastate fast apparently must go begging.
I Tart's ' nomination to be ratified at Temple
Majority of council * favors regulation or
dancing. .;,..'.' ■"'". ' •
1 Chinese tot wins prize at baby show. ,'
'. Democrats prepare to give Bell great recep
tion. _ ' ■ _■■ . ;.*>-; '•■; ,\ ■*. „
:"''; '. COAST V.- '■•.<.'■'' ':
Steamships are slowly ' making way toward
Nome through Ice packs. ■■'.-. ;~1 ■-'•': ■•;■■'.,. si
• Incendiary sets lire ■ to box factory and, de
stroys $76,000 worth of property. - . . ■, ,
Jury falls to agree In Pollard.' murder case
hi Ban i Francisco and is discharged. ■ -:
Bodies of two brothers are I recovered from
river at Modesto clasped In dying embrace. .
4 ii i,
Delegates to world's ' temperance' convention
at ■ Saratoga | unveil monument to | mark spot
where first temperance society was formed.
Tornado, passes through Minnesota, village
and does much damage --' . • ' ': < i..
„ Twenty > are ' Injured In collision .of ; trains
near: St. Louis.*... • ■■'•■-, ; r . ;'.' ■■•■' '■', ■• ■■•'.■.
| Noted rabbi dies In Chicago after undergoing
operation. • •. . ► ' ■■'•' ■" ■ ■■■ _ '' "' '
' Insane woman threatens life of Governor
Buchtel of Colorado. « r •■' -j .i , '■■■■'■ -■ <■
■ Carload - of' dynamite explodes ': and freight
train 1. blown up. __ -^^^teg
' French ' engineer • Invents \ electric - gun \ that
will tire 1200 shots a minute without powder.
Mulal Hafld is defeated by Straghna tribes
men in Morocco city. tJCtofsgMfrtSßtJteßiSS
Republican Nominee Will Be Per.
mined to Name Head of National
Body—Three Names
Py Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 19.—Eight members
of the Republican committee left Chi
cago tonight for Cincinnati to confer
with Secretary Taft concerning the
election of a national chairman to man
age the Republican campaign. The sub
committee was appointed at the sug
gestion of Secretary Taft, who is said
to be somewhat embarrassed by ap
peals from hl» friends in Ohio for the
appointment of Arthur I. Vorys or
Myron T. Herrlck of that state, and by
the demand made in a petition by a
majority of members of the national
committee for the appointment of
Frank H. Hitchcock. The latter, be
cause of his success In the Taft cam
paign for delegates, Is being strongly
pushed by his friends, while those who
are personally attached to Mr. Vorys
have announced that they intend to
make efforts In his behalf.
Congressman James S. Sherman of
New York, -who was today nominated
for the vice presidency, accompanied
the sub-committee to Cincinnati.
The men who will confer with Secre
tary Taft over the chairmanship are
Powell Clayton of Arkansas, Myron T.
Herrlck of Ohio, Frank B. Kellogg of
Minnesota, Charles Nagle of Missouri,
E E. Hart of lowa, Senator W. E. Bo
rah of Idaho, E. C. Duncan of North
Carolina and Frank O. Liowden of
Half for Hitchcock
The sub-committee was selected when
the new national committee met for or
ganization immediately after adjourn
ment of the convention. The friends of
Hitchcock Insist that more than half of
the eight members will vote to elect
him chairman, while the advocates of
Vorys say that five members favor the
election of the latter, or of some man
other than Hitchcock. It Is conceded,
however, that the chairmanship de
pends absolutely upon the wishes of
Mr. Taft, who has not publicly ex
pressed any preference. Nevertheless,
he has Indicated that the question is
one of practical politics, and that no
selection will be made for sentimental
Keen interest in the selection of a
political manager for Secretary Taft is
taken by Charles P. Taft of Ohio and
Henry W. Taft of New York, brothers
of the Republican nominee. In view of
the faot that Mr. Hit«hcock and Mr.
Vorys both have strong following, an
effort was made today by Charles F.
Taft to have both withdraw from the
race. The suggestion that this course
be taken when made to Mr. Hitchcock
caused him to state that he had at no
time been a candidate for the chalr
manshlD and that he would net embar
rass the secretary by asking for the
place. Mr. Vorys would make no state
ment, however, leaving his interest en
tirely with his friends.
Mr. Hitchcock in his reply to Charles
P Taft said that while he would not
ask for the chairmanship, he would not
consent to accept a subordinate station.
He said he had been invited to partici
pate In the pre-convention activities
and had served to the best of his abili
ty but that his work was over unless
the nominee desired that he continue
in a capacity that would be congenial
to Mr. Hitchcock. .
Power to Select Chairman
That the subcommittee is empowered
to select a chairman and a treasurer
was asserted by Myron T. Herick after
the adjournment of the gubcommltte.
All of the members of the committee,
however, do not understand the author
ity given them in the same manner as
Mr. Herrick. It is the belief of these
that the subcommittee has the author
ity to elect in the event that Secretary
Taft declares whom he favors. Any
choice the secretary may express will
be accepted. That he will indicate
preference for chairman and treasurer
Is not doubted, but it is likely that a
meeting of the full committee will be
called to fill the position In the event
that Mr. Taft does not express a pref
The secretaryship and the position of
sergeant-at-arms were settled by the
election of Klmer Dover of Ohio and
•William F. Stone of Maryland, to suc
ceed themselves as secretary and ser
geant-at-arms, respectively.
Gen. Powell Clayton of Arkansas was
chosen to act as chairman until a per
manent official Is named.
The motion to create the sobcommit
' tee was made by Myron T. Herrick of
i Ohio, and included the names of the
committee as appointed, with the ex
ception that Mr. Ward of New York
was put in the place of Mr. Hart of
The motion carried in the original
form, but later Mr. Ward was com
pelled to return at once to New York,
and Mr. Hart's namp was substituted.
An effort was made by Senator Scott
of West Virginia to have the commit
tee enlarged to eleven members, but it
was defeated.
It was decided the committee should
start for Cincinnati late tonight, and
the conference with Secretary Taft is
to be held tomorrow morning-, the sec-;
retary having left Washington today.
Before the subcommittee met a score
of the members of the national com
mittee who are insistent that Mr.
Hitchcock shall be appointed, met In
an adjoining room. They drew a peti
tion addressed to Secretary Taft ask
ing for the selection of Mr. Hitchcock.
It will be delivered tomorrow. Twenty
four signatures were secured in the
meeting, and it was then circulated
among other members who had been
absent Before the meeting of the sub
committee was held a majority of the
national committee. It is asserted, had
signed the petition, and the signatures
did not include any member of the sub
committee appointed to confer with the
This petition Is Intended by the
friends of Mr. Hitchcock to augment
the influence of Individual letters mailed
to the secretary several days ago.
PARIS, June 19.—The nomination of
Secretary of War Taft for the presl-
(Continued on l"««o Xwt)
New York Representative Chosen on First Ballot
as Running Mate with Secretary of War Taft
Where Statements of Former Business
Partner Are Corroborated San
Francisco Banker's Memory
Is at Fault
By Asaoclated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19.—With a
set smile upon his face and with a voice
well modulated and firm, Walter J.
Bartnett went through the ordeal of an
hour and a half of cross-examination,
fierce, denunciatory, insinuating at
times, at the hands of Hoff Cook, as
sistant district attorney, who has alone
conducted the trial of Bartnett for the
embezzlement of the Colton securities.
At the end of this ordeal, still smiling,
Bartnett left the stand to be embraced
and patted on the back and shaken by
the hand by his half dozen of prominent
attorneys, and to hear the attorneys
for both sides say that the evidence in
his case was all in.
Thomas J. Geary, attorney for Bart
nett, called Bartnett to the stand early
this afternoon. It was, however, a vol
untary move on his part, and made at
his own request. Mrs. Bartnett, accom
panied by a score of woman friends,
sat In the court room. Geary asked
Bartnett eight questions, all relating
to testimony given by J. Dalzell Brown,
one time friend and business associate
of tlio accused man, and to all of these
questions Bartnett answered "No." In
every one of them he, In effect, gave
the lie to Brown. Then he was turned
over to Cook.
Bartnett la Evasive
Many of the answers of Bartnett were
evasive. He testified that he had
shipped the Colton securities from
Washington, D. C, to the California
Safe Deposit and Trust company in San
Francisco without taking the numbers
of the bonds of the Western Pacific
Railroad company, which were among
them. He had taken no insurance
against their loss in transmission, and
he had placed a valuation of $150,000 on
them, when he knew that their value
was over $200,000.
He did not even place his own name
as sender on the package, and for some
time after they hud had time to reach
California he did not ask for a receipt
for them, or inquire about them.
"Why did you omit all of these ordin
ary precautions of business?" asked
"Because I did," replied Bartnett.
"For no other reason?" asked Cook.
He was trying to show the bonds were
never sent as testified to by Bartnett.
"For no other reason that I can re
member of," replied Bartnett.
Bartnett testified that he never di
rected Brown to hypothecate or sell the
Colton securities in order to save the
falling bank. Nor did he tell Brown, he
testified, that the spirit of Ellen M.
Colton, deceased, directed him to use
the bonds placed in his custody as ex
ecutor of her estate, for the use of the
To all the other damaging testimony
of Brown, Bartnett gave absolute deni
al, except in some cases where there
had been testimony of others to cor
roborate the testimony of Brown, and
in these instances his memory did not
serve him well, and he was in doubt.
The Jury has been locked up until
Monday morning, when the arguments
will begin.

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Tennessee Man Will Be Appointed to
Fill Unexpired Term of Secre
tary of War—Eliminates
Dividing Line
WASHINGTON, June 19.—Secretary
Taft today presented to the president
his resignation to take effect June 30,
and It was announced at the White
H >use that I,uke E. Wright of Tennes
see will be appointed secretary of war
to succeed Air. Taft.
In making this appointment the presi
dent was Influenced somewhat by the
desire to recognize in &.T1 emphatic way
that there is no longer any dividing line
between the north and the south and
that all Americans are in thought and
in deed one, and the president was In
fluenced still more by the fact that
Governor Wright's personal Influence
and ability pre-eminently fits him for
this position.
MEMPHIS, Term., June 19.—When
seen by an Associate Press representa
tive Gen. Luke E. Wright said he did
not think it proper to discuss the an
nouncement that he would succeed Sec
retary Taft until he had received
further advices from Washington.
♦ « >
Lawyer Not Guilty
NEW YORK, June 19.—A jury to
day found Carl Fischer-Hanson, the
lawyer, not guilty of the charge of ex
torting $15,000 from Joseph E. O'Brien
of Philadelphia.
OTVipl T? fY)PTF"4« »AILY. 2c| SUNDAY, 3o
55Hi \xLjSU V^^iTJJllO. ON trains, D cgsti •
MORE THAN $10,000
Officers Claim That a School of More
Than Forty Boys Trained Specially
for Thieving Had Been
Two truckloads of property, ranging
from unset preoious stones, gold nug
gets and v-.luable furs tc typewriters
and guns, revolvers and carpenters'
tools, wero recovered by the police last
night from the home and store of Alex
M. Draper, a second-hand dealer at 500
East First street, who lives at 519
Banning street.
The police believe and allege that
the majority or all of this property
has been stolen. In value it will total
more than $10,000, and officers were on
guard at both Draper's home and store
las 1, night to see that none of the stuff
was removed.
The case was presented to the police
department by Patrolman F. A. Brown,
who is assigned to the East First street
In the early part of the week Patrol
man Brown arrested Charles Adams
and Raymond King, two boys about
18 years of age, and placed them In
jail on suspicion.
It is alleged that the boys stole a
watch and a bicycle which they dis
posed of to Draper. Further investi
gation of the case, it is said, revealed
the fact that there were more than
forty boys living on the east side who
have been trained in thievery and
have been turning their spoils over to
Draper for disposal.
According to the confession made to
the police by the two boys under ar
rest they were induced by Draper to
steal articles of value, carry them to
his home and deposit them in a box
placed conveniently In the rear of his
house at Sl9 Banning street.
Great Precaution Shown
Early next morning the property
would be removed, but in no instance
would they have direct dealings with
Draper when It came to transferring
The boys allege that having stolen
t'ii articles and placed them in the
box in the rear of the Draper home
they would call at the second-hand
store at First and Alameda. streets a
d.-y or two later and receive their
share of the spoils.
Yesterday Patrolman Brown, who
has been working on the case for sev
eral days in company vith Patrolman
Browning, arrested Draper at his home
and placed him in jail at central sta
tion, where he was booked on the
charge of receiving stolen goods.
Orders were issued that Draper be
held without ball until his case was
called in police court, and also that the
othtr boys said to be connected with
the case be arrested at once.
Search warrants were then issued to
the officers and last night a visit was
made to Draper's home on Banning
street. In order that suspicion might
not be created It was stated that he
was wanted merely for the purchase
of a set of stolen harness and a lot
of buggy harness which was found at
the house was confiscated as evidence.
After Draper was taken to the city
jail a return trip was made to his
house and a thorough search of ,the
premises made,
bundles of fountain pens of all makes,
(Continued on Pace Two)
Murphy, Guild and Sheldon Receive
Weak and Scattering Support and
at No Time Are Seriously
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 19.—Taft and Sher
man. This la the ticket of the Repub
lican party, flung to the breeze today
as the Republican national convention
concluded with the nomination of
James S. Sherman of New York for
vice president amid a final roar of
tumultuous demonstration. Again the
vast assemblage was swept with wave
on wave of wild, exultant clamor as
the multitude, realizing that at last
the work was done and the record made
upon which the Republican party goes
before the country, united in one last
mighty outburst of enthusiastic tribute
to the men who will bear forward the
standard in the struggle now at hand.
Another inspiring picture was pre
sented today as the convention named
Its candidate for vice president. The
enormous throngs had waited through
an hour of oratory, sweltering in the
heat laden atmosphere, packed as be
fore Into solid masses of humanity,
with only here and there a few vacant
spots in the remote galleries—the dele
gates In the broad arena below, tho
bright hued lines of femininity in the
circling galleries, and over all the en
veloping folds of Old Glory.
From the outset it was distinctly a
Sherman crowd, with galleries already
trained into choruses of Sherman songs
and an invading host of Sherman
marchers starting the echoes ringing
with a hugh portrait of the New York
candidate. Among tho early arrivals
on the floor were Speaker Cannon, only
yesterday a candidate for president,
but today here and a pillar of strength
in the Sherman movement.
Delegates Affectionate
The widespread affection for the old
war horse of the party was also shown
by the crowds of delegates surging
about him to grasp his hand and bid
him welcome. The preliminaries weie
brief, and at 10:30 the nominating
speeches for vice president began, wnh
a limit of ten minutes to each speake •'.
On the call of states Delaware yielded
to New York and former Lieutenant
Governor Timothy L. Woodruff mounted
the platform for a glowing si
placing in nomination Sherman as Nr«.
York's choice for the vice presidonn.
Now came a surprise, as the venerable
Cannon, with his Lincoln-like" v
and shaggy beard, emerged from the
Illinois delegation and, stepping to
platform, was yielded unanimous
sent to second the nomination of i
Such a picture of sturdy, homely,
plain American citizenship as Cannon
appeared as he advanced before the
throng which rose to do him homage
has seldom been seen before at a na
tional convention.
His face was beaded with sweat, his
collar had melted to a rag which hung
limp about his neck. His vest was
thrown wide open, exposing a crum
pled shirt, and the sleeves of his black
alpaca coat curled up about his dan
gling cuffs to his elbows as his waving
arms emphasized his ringing words foi
his colleague and friend, James S
Sherman of New York.
From the outbursts of enthusiasm
which greeted every mention of Sher
man's name It was plain that the mind
of the convention had been made up,
and that the decision was only to be
Guild Is Nominated
But for a^noment there was a halt in
the Sherman movement aa Senator
Lodge, leaving the presiding officer's
chair, advanced to nominate Guild ol
Massachusetts for the vice presidency
The senator's voice was strained with
the exertions of recent speeches, but
he spoke earnestly and forcefully foi
the Massachusetts candidate.
Michigan, through Chase E. Osborne,
added her voice for Guild, and New
Jersey brought forward her favorite
son in a speech by Thomas N. McCar
ter nominating ex-governor Murphy ol
New Jersey for the second place on the
ticket. The steady advance of tha
Sherman movement now began again,
as state after state fell into line—North
Carolina, in a ringing speech from tha
floor by Harry Skinner: Oklahoma, by
Dennis Plynn; Pennsylvania, by Con
gressman Myron Olmsted; Tennessee,
by H. Clay Evans, and Virginia, by
C. B. Slemp.
Now began the vote taking, amid
confusion at first, which increased as
the totals climbed upward to the nom
inating point. The result was never
in doubt as the totals of states were
heaped one upon another. There were
scattering votes, but the great body
of delegates swelled the total of Sher
man until it touched 816. With keen
appreciation of the effect of climax.
Chairman Lodge announced the result,
reserving Sherman's huge total until
the last.
"Vice President Fairbanks gets onu
vote; Governor Sheldon of Nebraska
ten votes; Governor Curtis Guild of
Massachusetts seventy-five votes;
Governor Murphy of New Jersey sev
enty-seven votes, and James S. Sher
man of New York 816 votes."
After the floodgates of wild en
thusiasm were let loose the floor and
gallery joined in the pandemonium of
demonstration for the nominee.
Notification Committee Named
The nominations completed, final de
tails were now quickly perfected—com
mittees from the various states to wait
upon the candidates for president and
vice president and formally notify
them of the action of the convention in
nominating them; prospective meetings
of the national committee to perfect
plans for the coming campaign and
thanks and congratulations to Chicago,
which has given a convention hall of
such perfect equipment.
And then, Just before noon, amid
cheers, still cheering and the Inspir
ing strains of the national anthem,
the national convention finally ad
journed an;l the multitude dispersed.
The action of the convention touched
a sympathetic chord throughout the
city and tonight the party spirit of
Republicanism Is high.
The nominee for vice president, Mr
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