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The lack of public interest in the
convention was evidenced by the. large
number of spectators' seats vacant.
Seats at 'former Republican conven
tions have usually brought a prem
ium. To-day speculator* offered them,
but there were. few takers and as the
hour approached for the convention
to assemble they sold them for a song.
X wilderness of vacant seats was in
Another picture was presented by the
opening day, so different from the cus
tcrnary convention ecene as to attract
marked attention. " It was the fail
ure of the delegates and the spectators
to warm to the spirit of the occasion.
The mention of President Roosevelt
was responded to with hearty, though
not prolonged, applause. The lack of
contest eliminated the necessity for en
thusiasm and. the mild cheering and
rather listless handclapping which was
tho greeting given impartially to na
tional figures of the party was prob
ably all that could be expected under
CHICAGO. June 21.— Without a dis
turbing clement to impede smooth
operation, the first day's programme of
the Republican National Convention
was curried out like clockwork. Not a
Jarring sound was heard, not a false
etep taken. It was an assembly of
non-combatant delegates which carried
into effect, without the thunderous
demonstration usually attendant upon
political conventions, a purpose that
had been clearly defined.
An organization was perfected pre
paratory to the adoption of a plat
form and the making of nominations
in the succeeding days of the conven
tion. From the quiet, yet unmistak
able, enthusiasm provoked by senator
Fairbanks' arrival at the Coliseum, his
nomination for Vice President is but
little less assured than the nomination
of Theodore Roosevelt for President.
The keynote to the campaign of 1904
was eounded by Elihu Root . in his
speech as temporary chairman. His
address was a review of the accom
plishments *of the present administra
tion and a defense of Republican pol
icies in general. When that had been
delivered and the various working com
mittees dispatched to their labors the
business of to-day's session was com
CROWD NOT A NOISY ONE.
State pride figured strongly in the
convention. Each State had its friends
in the galleries, who showered plau
dits upon their delegation as they en
tered the Coliseum. The floor filled
with delegates so rapidly that many
prominent figures slipped . in unno
ticed. Among these was Senator Lodge,
who is accredited with having a more
intimate knowledge of what the con
vention Is doing than any other man.
Before the gathering was called to or
der by Postmaster General Payne,
chairman of the Republican National
Committee, Senator Lodge moved
about among the delegations and his
ear was sought continually by embry
onic platform makers. The Massa
chusetts Senator never stopped long
enough, however, to grow intimate.
The first epeech of the convention
The picture was one of good order,
where sergeants at arms and police
men were not needed.
• The Fairbanks boom for the Vice
Presidency flourished unrestricted
during the convention proceedings. It3
impetus was gained when the Indiana
delegation .entered the Coliseum and.
led by the two Senators, Fairbanks
and Beverldge,* proceeded ! down - the
aisle to their seats near the stage. The
ovation given Senator Fairbanks was
greater ] than was ! received "by any of
his distinguished colleagues. •
, To-day's proceedings afforded no
opportunity for the advancement of
other candidates. No mention was
made of the names of favorite sons
whose ambitions are not taken seri
ously beyond the boundaries of their
own States. The applause for Sena
tor Fairbanks appeared to be general.
The placidity of political opponents
as they sat in the. hall, welded into a
substantial party citizenship unani
mously agreeing on principles and dif
fering only on non-essentials, was one
of the features of the convention. The
New York delegation, which occupied
a position of honor directly in front of
the platform, supplied a good example
of the -prevailing harmony. On the
opposite side of the center aisle, in
equal command of the platform, was
the Illinois delegation, which had a
bitter ficht within its ranks as late
as yesterday. To-day, if any soreness
remained, to all outward appearances
It had been healed.
LODGE SLIPS IN UNNOTICED.
the gallery and on " the mezzanine
floor, where not # more than two-thirds
of- the chairs " were occupied. The
first floor was well filled.
With Their Purposes Weir Defined,
Leaders of the Party Are in
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ORGANIZES
AND CLEARS WAY FOR NOMINATIONS
'CHICAGO, June 21.— The Indiana
delegation . made a ; tour of the dif
ferent State 'delegations to-night and
created considerable interest, although
no. direct attempt was made to boom
the nomination of Senator Fairbanks
for Vice; President. There is a prac
tically' unanimous -belief that the In
diana Senator j is chosen. There has
been some communication with Rep
resentative Hitt and he has been in
formed 'of thesituation.' It Is expected
he; will authorize the withdrawal of
his name, in which Vcase the other
names will ; be : withdrawn and the
nomination ; of ; Senator Fairbanks will
Nomination of Fairbanks for Vice
' President Will Be Unopposed. :
inTT LIKELY TO WITHDRAW.
'It is pointed out. that much of the
opposition that- existed . to .. Cortelyou's
select ion v as national chairman was
based on the. statement, made inva'i
rlous I forms,' that" he was at one time
a Democrat, and that he is at heart -a
free trader. A -high official of, the Gov
ernment, who has known Cortelyou for
many years, - to-night authorized a
WASHINGTON, June 21.— Secretary
Cortelyou of the Department of Com
merce and Labor -left here this after
noon for Chicago to attend the Repub
lican National Convention. Advices
received by President v Roosevelt and
others here from- the convention lead
era indicate that doubt of. Secretary
Cortelyou's selection as national chair
man has been removed entirely. Such
opposition as existed to Cortelyou has
been dissipated, and the belief in au
thoritative quarters here Is. that he will
be elected unanimously by: the -new
national committee at its meeting sub
sequent to the adjournment of the con
vention.: : / ¦ ¦'¦¦ '
Always an Enthusiastic Exponent of
CORTELYOU'S RECORD CLEAR.
To-day's programme of" the conven
tion was not of a nature to attract
more than ordinary interest. The mat
ter of greatest importance was the pre
senting to the convention of the propo
sition to admit the delegations from
the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico.
Root asked for a ruling on the ques
tion of calling names of the new pos
sessions in the roll for the naming of
members of the various .'committees.
The convention ordered the seating and
recognition of six delegates from the
Philippines, with two votes, and two
delegates from Porto Rico.
In the convention hall to-day there
was one woman delegate, who had the
same right to vote that was held by
each accredited male delecate. She was
was by Senator Scott, who informally
presented to Chairman Payne a beauti
ful gavel. It was the gift of the Chi
cago Citizens' Committee, which co
operating with the national committee
man from Illinois, on behalf of the
Chicago committee, presented a similar
gavel to Temporary Chairman Root.
It was left to Governor Van Sant of
Minnesota first to place the President's
name before the convention. He found
the occasion in presenting to the con
vention a table which had been built
by the Manual Training School con
nected with the South Minneapolis
High School. The applause was gen
eraJ, but not long continued, and in
that respect set a precedent which was
followed In succeeding demonstra
Mrs. Charles AV Eldredge of Colorado
Springs, an alternate delegate whose
principal was absent. Other women
alternates present were Mrs. Owen E.
Le Fevre of Colorado, Mrs. Susan West
of Idaho and Mrs. Jennie :E. Nelson of
Utah, these States, having woman suff
statement concerning his political rec
ord. . ; ' , . • ¦ . •*
"Secretary George B. Cortelyou's
father, and grandfather were Repub
licans of the stanchest kind," said he.
"All, the teachings of Cortelyou's ear
lier years were in that political fai|h,
and when he took up the study of pub
lic questions on his own account he be
came a firm believer in Republican
doctrines. His 'first vote was cast for
a- Republican candidate, and from that
date to this he has voted the Republi
can ticket. Cortelyou was one of the
founders of the Young Men's Republi
can Club of Hempstead, N. Y."
Delegates and Spectators Greet the Mention of President
Roosevelt's Name With Applause.
"Secretary Shaw defended the prac
tice of American manufacturers who
sell abroad cheaper than at home.
Some of the articles thus sold are pro
tected in this country by patents, he
said, and are not protected in the for
eign countries. Further, the manu
facturer is allowed a rebate en Im
ported raw material when he exports
the finished article and this permits
a reduction of price.
Address an Immense Mass-Meeting to
the Auditorium. ¦
CHICAGO. June 21. — Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw and Rej>resentatl»«
J. Adam Bede of Minnesota to-ntgat
addressed an immense mass-meeting
in the Auditorium. Frank O. Lowden
Bede began by paying a tribute to
McKinley and Hanna and said their
lives should be an Inspiration for men
to go on with the work they had be
gun. . Applause greeted hi3 assertion
that the people of the United States
sympathized with Japan in her strug
gle, because Japan stood for liberty
and a higher civilization. _ _
SHAW AND BEDE SPEAK.
The La Follette men declined to
make any statement as they left the
committee-room, but marched straight
across the anteroom, down, the stair
way and left the building.
Aroused by the charges contained In
the statement of the La Follette fac
tion, the credentials committee readily
granted a request of the Spooner men
that they be given a hearing for the
purpose of clearing themselves of the
charges made by their opponents. The
conimittee decided to make the Wis
consin matter a special order of busi
ness and called on the "stalwarts."
After listening to the arguments by
counsel for the "stalwarts" for an
hour and a half the chairman, by di
rection of the committee, appointed
this sub-committee to make a thor
ough examination of all the papers in
the case forthwith and report to the
full committee as soon as practicable:
Governor Durbin of Indiana, chair
man; E. C. Benton of Massachusetts
and J. J. Gardner of New Jersey. The
sub-cemmittee promptly withdrew
and began its investigation.
of Roe. Some members of the com
mittee scowled at him and others
smiled sarcastically, but not one word
was said in reply. Roe advanced to
the clerk's desk, handed up his pa
per and then.^ in company with Con
nor and Cochems, left the committee
The La Follette faction was repre
sented by W. G. Connor of Marshfield.
Wis.. Gilbert E. Roe of New York and
Henry F. Coehems of Milwaukee. The
burden of prnof was on the contestants
and they opened and closed their case
with a single statement by Roe, who
"We do not consider this an un
prejudiced committee. We under
stand that several members of this
committee have been approached and
we therefore decline to present our
case, preferring to submit if to the
people of Wisconsin at the election
next November. " I will file with the
committee this paper, containing the
statement I have just made."
A dead silence followed the speech
The "Black and Tans" decided to
carry the contest to the floor of the
LA FOLLETT/E >fEN WITHDRAW.
The La Follette faction of the Wis
consin Republicans declined to make a
contest before the credentials commit
tee this afternoon, declaring that it re
fused to do \so on the ground that the
committee on credentials was not an
unprejudiced body and making the flat
statement that it understood that some
members of the committee had been
"approached." What the nature of the
"approach" might be, , . or by whom
made, the La Follette men declined to
state. They entered into no particu
lars, simply making the broad and
general charge of an "approach," and
CHICAGO, June 21.— The credentials
committee organized for work at 4
o'clock, with Senator JlcComas of
Maryland in the chair. By unanimous
vote the committee upheld the action of
the National" Committee and declared
the J. Edward Addicks delegation from
Delaware entitled to seats in the con
The anti-Addicks faction, through its
attorney, charged that Addicks had at
different times used $390,000 to obtain
the election of his lieutenants and In
the effort to elect himself United States
Addicks arose to a question of per
sonal privilege and emphatically de
nied the charge. He was not permitted
to make a speech, however, but replied
to questions from the committee.
The, fight between the contesting del
egates at larsre from Louisiana -was
long and vigorous and was terminated
by the decision, of the committee to
seat all four delegates at large from
the "Lily Whites" and an equal num
ber from the "Black and Tans," each
delegate to have one-half of a vote.
CHICAGO. June 21. — The incident of the day, which is destined to live long in the mem
ory of convention spectators occurred during Elihu Root's tribute to -President .McKin
ley. The temporary chairman spoke of the late President's administration. of progress, his gen
tleness of character and those qualities so beloved by the nation, and_ i n that connection 'said
feelingly : . . ¦
"And. with McKinley, we remember Hanna."
A' hush almost oppressive sprend over the 7000 or more persons present. The speaket
had paused expectantly. As he started to resume the full forccof- the tie stretched between
the two greatest of recent political heroes went home to the delegates. The applause started
and in a great wave was carried to every, part of the immense halL The demonstration was un
like any that had preceded it or that came after. An indefinable dignity was attached to the out
burst, which seemed foreign to a political gathering.
La Follette's Wisconsin Faction Re
fuses to Abide by Credentials
CONVENTIONS TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD.
SCENE IX THE. GREAT AUDITORIUM AT CHICAGO WHEN* THE REPUBLICAN* NATIONAL CONVENTION WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN PAYXE.
THE TTTEATXJUS. ,
Alcsiar — "layers' louis."
Calif oral*—" A Prince of ZJars."
— "Iilsrhts o' London."
Colombia — "Tie Frond Prince."
Grates — Vaudeville.
rischer's — "Tne Mormons."
Grand — "Ss Barry." Matinee
Orpheum — Vaudeville. * Matinee
Tivoli— "Bobln Hood."
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VOLUME XCVL- NO. 22.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 22, 1904.