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speaker was Harry* Stillwell EdwarCs.
"Well," said the chairman to the con
vention, "his ; middle name is Stlllr-c.l
and both are good "-- — «." ' •
Hf* then formally. Introduced, Ed
wards In a ehort but effective speech.
.Edwards, who is a man of slight phy
sique, is not gifted with a penetrating
voice like" that of Black, 1 Beveridge'and
Knight, and for this reason he was un
able to command the absorbing atten
tion that had been given to those who
spoke before him. His speech was emi
nently satisfactory, however, to those
within range of his .voice and he was
frequently interrupted by applause.; •
. ¦ "The chair recognizes Governor
Bradley of Kentucky,", said Cannon,* as
Edwards concluded, - and, he came -for
ward, leading, the compact form of
Governor Bradley. . . . -
"I. Introduced you," said the chair
man, "a gentleman, who comes from; a
State where .they, take their, politics :.a
they take their whisky— straight." - ~ -
That thesentlment v/as ,' favorably
receded , was\ evidenced bya; hearty
burst of applause. . ' '
Following Bradley,: Joseph 'B. Cot-
Continued on Paso 7, Column 4.
1852— Born May 11. near
Unlonvillc Center, Ohio'.
1872— Graduated from Ohio
Wesloyan University, Delaware,
1873 — Reporter for the Asso
ciated Press. .
1874 — Admitted to the Ohio
State bar and married to Miss
Cornelia Cole. ; •
J875 — Bcjjan practice of law
1888 — Directed. the candidacy
of Walter Q. Gresharo for the
Republican nomination ¦ for
President., Actively ensraged in
the support of Benjamin Harri
son, the party's nominee.
1893 — Was Republican cau
cus nominee for United States
Senator, but was. defeated for
election by David Turple, Demo
1 886 — Worked to commit the
Republican party In Indiana to
the sold standard. Headed his
State delegation to the St. Louis
convention and was temporary
chairman of that body.
1897 — Was elected to the
United States Senate.
ISO 8— Member of the Joint
Iligln British-American Com
1902— Secured the passage of
a bill appropriating $100,000
for the relief of Martinique suf
ferers. . " ¦ [ . . . , _ * ; _ : "
" 1903— Re-elected to the United
1904—Nominated . . for . Vice
President .ol ¦¦. the States
by '- the Republican party. *
REVIEW OF LIFE
CHICAGO, June 23.— In a bright,
characteristic speech Senator Chaun
cey M. Depew paid a tribute to the
worth of Charles W. Fairbanks.
A remark from a delegate, "Have you
had your dinner?" was selected by the
Senator and used as a text. He said:
My friend wants to know if I have had my
dinner. . But' what I am about to fay is In
behalf of dinners for the American people.
I cannot help contrasting. In listening to the
eloquence with which we have been privileged,
what -will be the difference when our Demo
cratic friends meet on the 6th of July to go
through their duty of nominating candidates
and adopting a platform. We here have been
unanin:ou3 upon our candidates, all agreed
upon our candidates, all agreed upon our prin
ciple?, on recognizing and applauding our
statesman living and dead and agreeing with
them; .Trhlle on the other hand In contrast
there will be only two living exponents of
On the one side will be their only President
rising and saying, "Ce sane," while on the
other aide In opposition wlil come their last
candidate for President; saying "Be Demo
The two are Incompatible.
I present just two thoughts which It seems
to me in the flood of our oratory have been
passed by. There has been criticism of this
convention that it was without enthusiasm,
perfunctory, and would occupy little place in
history. But this convention Is an epoch
making convention, becaune It marks the close
of fifty years or the life of the Republican
party. That fifty years. If we should divide
time into periods of history, the fifty years
frona lv'l to 19OI would concentrate more than
has been done in this world for the uplifting
of humanity than all the half centuries that
Now, my friends, while we present the posi
tive, th» convention which meets on the 6t!> of
July presents that element hitherto unknown la
American politics — opportunist. It watts for
bankruptcy; It is waiting for panic, for Indus
trial depression; waiting for financial distress.
There was an old farmer on the coast of
Maine who owned a farm with a rocky ledge
Tunning out into the ocean called Hurricane
Pc!nt. On it ships were wrecked, and he gath
ered his harvest from Its rocks, and in his will
he wrote: "I divide my farm equally among
my children, but Hurricane Point shall be kept
for all of you lorever, for, while the winds blow
and the waves roll, the Lord will provide."
But we have put a light upon Hurricane Point,
a lighthouse of - protection, with a revolving
light shedding gold over the ocean, and Ameri
can commerce going and coming Is absolutely
And now. gentlemen, my second thought. It
seems to me that we have not given enough
Importance to the office of Vice President of
the United States. It was not so among the
fathers. Then of the two highest potential fig
ures, one took the Presidency, the other the
Vice Presidency. But in the last forty years
ridicule and caricature have placed the office
almost in, contempt. Let us remember that
Thomas Jefferson; let us remember that old John
Adams; let u* remember that John Calhoun and
George Clinton and Martin Van Buren were
Vlrc Presidents c( the United States.
Everybody knows that If the tower-
Ing figure of Theodore Roosevelt would have
been out of the canvas one of the promising
candidates before v the convention for President
of the United States would have been Charles
Fairbanks, and New York, appreciating his
great ability as a lawyer and appreciating the
name he has made for himself as Senator, ap
preciating his dignity, his character and his
genius for public affairs, seconds the nomina
tion of Charles W. Fairbanks for Vice Presi
dent of the United States. (Prolonged applause
and cheers.) . . :
CHICAGO, Juns 23 Senator J. P.
Dolliver of Iowa presented to the con
vention the name of Charles W. Fair
banks as the party's nomines for th'«
office of Vice President. He said:
Gentlemen of the convention: The National
Republican Convention, now nearly ready to
adjourn, has presented to the world a moral
spectacle of extraordinary interest and sig
nificance. It Is a fine thing to see thousands
of men, representing millions of people, fight
ing »n the political arena for their favorit*
candidates and contending valiantly for the
success ot contradictory principles and con
flicting doctrines. Out of. such a contemt, with.
Its noise and declamation, ita flying banners,
its thunder of the captains and the shouting,
truth often secures a vindication, and th*
right man comes out victorious. Sometimes,
however, wisdom Is lost In the confusion, and
more than once we have se«n the claims of
leadership swallowed up In contention and
We have the honor to belong to a conTen
tion whose constituency in every State and
Territory and In the islands of the sea has
done its thinking by quiet firesides, undis
turbed by clamor of any sort, and has simpli
fied our. responsibilities by the unmistakable
terms of the credentials which we hold at their
At Intervals of four years I followed the
banner of .Tames G. Blalne through the street
of our convention cities, from Cincinnati to
Minneapolis and did my full share to see that
nrbody got any more applause than the g^reat
popular leader who had captured my enthusi
asm long before I was old enough to vote.
Not even his defeat serred. to diminish the
bold which our champion had upon the hearts
of those who followed him. and It has required
a good deal of experience to enable them to
understand the lesson of his defeat. 0ther
conventions have met to settle the fate of
rival chieftains; we meet to record the judg
n'tnt of the Republican cU!!iora of the Vnited
They have based their opinion upon th*
facts of the case. They have not concluded
that we have the greatest President of tlr»
Uniu-d States since Washington. They know
how to measure the height and depth of things
better ev?n than Professor Bryce when he
deals with the superlatives which find their
way Into all well regulated banquets after
midnight. They have not forgotten the grav»
of Lincoln, which has become a shrine of pil
grimage of the human race. They remember
still the day when the canon of Westminster
opened the doors of that venerable monument
to admit the name of the silent American
soldier into the household of English-spoken
CAREER OF ROOSEVELT.
They have passed no vainglorious Judgment
upon the career of Theodore Roosevelt. They
have studied It with sympathetic interest from
his boyhood a* he has risen from one season
of public usefulness to another until at length,
before the age of 45, he stands upon the high
est civic eminence known amonic men. Th«:r
heads fell with his aa he stood In the shadow
of McKlnley's death and as part of his oath
of office asked the trusted counselors who
stood by the side of the fallen President to
help him carry forward the work which he
had left unfinished, and while his administra
tion deserves the tribute which It received in
this convention from th? eloquent lips of, our
temporary chairman, it is because he has exe
cuted in a manly way the purpose of the Re
publican party and interpreted aright the as
pirations of t*te American people. Nor can
there be a doubt that If tn the years to come M
shall walk steadfastly in the same path h»
will b» numbered among the great leaders of
the people who have given dignity and influ
ence to their highest office.
But t*>e Judgment of the Republican party
Is not enly united upon Its candidate — It is
unanimous also upon the fundamental princi
ples far which It stan>Is. I think the con
vention has been fortunate In harmonizing th
minor differences which unavoidably arise in a
country Ike ours, where speech is free and
where Drlntlnr i» fre». We stand tocstber on
the oroDoaltion that the Industrial system of
the United States* must not b- undermine*! by
a hostile partisan agitation, and that what
ever chanites are necessary in our laws ought
to be made by the, friends, or at !ea*t the
acquaintances, of the protective tariff system.
The things upon which we are agreed are »o
great and the thing* about which we differ are
so funall that we are able, without sacriflcinx
sincere Republican convictions anywhere, ta
unite As one m3n in u€i£-nft9 o* our com m ¦ > n
ROLIi CALIi A REMINDER.
The roll call of this convention Is a reminder,
not without it* melancholy suggestion, that the
veterans of Republican leadership are transfer
ring the responsibilities which they hav* borne
to the generation born since 1SCO. The children
of the men who laid the foundations of the re
publican party are here to b»sln th> celebra
tion of Ita fiftieth anniversary. A heavy han«l
has been laid since we met at Philadelphia
upon the men who guide tie counsels of the
Nelson Dingier, whose nan* Is associated In
Immortal reputation with the Industrial am!
commercial miracles which opened the new
century. i» gone, and within the borders of the
same Stats lies all that Is mortal of Thomas
B. Re*d.- who put an end to anarchy In th*
American House of Rmresentatives. Dear
Uncle Mark. Hanna. whose face has locksd
down witb the benediction of an old frten.il
upon cur deliberations, we shall see no mare.
Wthin the past few days we burled Matthew
Stanley Quay in the bosom of the common
wealth which he loved, and which, tn spite
of the malice and calumny which pursued him
while he lived, never failed In its affectionate
confidence in him. while over the whole four
years has hune the shadow of our national
affliction which left the American oeoele in
sackcloth and ashes.
We stand at the beginning of the new era.
and while the Republican party leans upon
the counsel of Its old leaders it has not hesi
tated to summon to the responsibilities of
public life the young men who have been
trained under their guidance to take up the
burdens which they are rrady to lay down
and finish the work which comes to them
a* an Inheritance of patriotism and duty.
That is the significance of the nomination
of Theodore Roosevelt and that Is the ex
planation of the call which has been made
by the Republican party, without a dissenting
voice, upon Charles W. Fairbanks to 'stand
by the side of the President in the guidance
and leadership of the Republican party.
FREE FRO3I AFFECTATION*.
- While he has not sought to constrain th»
Judgment of the convention directly or in
directly, he has kept himself free from th»
affectation which undervalues the dignity of
the second office in the gift of the American
people, and I do not dcubt that his heart ha*
been touched by the voluntary exsression of
universal good will which has already chosen
him aa one of the standard bearers of the
Republican party of the Cnlted States. Th»
office has sought the man and he will brlnjr
to the office the commanding personality of a
statesman equal to any of the great responsi
bilities wWch belong to — - public affair*.
A leader of the Senate, the champion of all
the great policies which constitute the In-
Tlndble. record of the Republican party dur
ing the last ten years, his name will become
a tower of strength to our cause, not only in
his own State, but everywhere throughout the
country. x a man of affairs, the whole business
community shares the confidence which hia
political associates have reposed In him from
the beginning of his public life. The quiet.
undemonstrative, popular opinion which has
given the Republican party a platform upon
ton of Minnesota seconded the nom-»
ination of Roosevelt. His conclud
ing words seconding- the name of
"that great doer of things, Theodore
Roosevelt," was warmly applauded.
Prolonged applause greeted the in
troduction of Harry S. Cummings, %.
colored delegate from Maryland.
Cannon introduced him as "an Ameri
can, citizen, whose people were
brought from slavery forty years ago,
and who had made more progress in
one generation than any other race
had ever before made."
An ovation was given Cummings
when he closed his speech.
VOTE CAST BY STATES.
Cannon then advanced to the front
of 'the rostrum and at 1:19 o'clock
announced the roll-call for the nom
ination for President. The clerk be
gan calling the roll by States. When
Alabama, responded with .her entire
vote for^Itoosevelt there was a cheer.
The States followed in alphabetical
order, and %v as each response ended
with the-words "Theodore Roosevelt,"
the cheering was renewed.
An effort was made by New Jersey
to suspend further calling of the roll,
but the convention protested loudly.
Senator Platt of New York was on
his feet to make the announcement
for . his State, and when his State
¦was called the convention became en
thusiastic at the announcement.
Texas also got a cheer as' C. A.
Boynton made the announcement for
¦ Oklahoma's response was six votes
"for the next State on the banner of
Chairman Cannon announced at
the conclusion of the roll-call that
Theodore Roosevelt had received .the
entire vote of : the convention, 994,
and -it- only remained for him to an
nounce, his nomination for the Presi
dency by the Republican party.
\ , The enthusiasm following . the an
nouncement of the chairman was of
briefer duration than that which fol
lowed the first call, but the cheering
lasted_t\vo minutes. Then Mr. Cannon
.S.'lThe', clerk will call the roll for pre
sentation of candidates for Vice Presi
FAIRBANKS' XAME PRESENTED.
,. "Alabama," called the clerk.
. Hundley of Alabama announced that
his" State desired to waive its right in
favor of the State of Iowa. This meant
Senator. Dolliver, who was to deliver
the first nominating speech of Senator
Fairbanks of Indiana. As the tall
form of Iowa's Junior Senator was seen
pressing toward the platform the cries
and shouts broke out and they were
redoubled in violence when Chairman
¦Cannon led forward Senator Dolliver
arid spoke a few words of introduction.
The first mention of Fairbanks' name
was. the signal for cheers, which were
renewed -when Dolliver formally ' pre
sented the name of the Indiana Sen
ator. •-" '
When -the applause subsided Cannon
recognized Senator Depew.whose ap
pearance on the platform, with Chair
man Cannon grasping his' hand, was
the . inspiration for an outburst of ap
plause.' ' r - \
;"I. introduce, although it Is not neces
sary," began Cannon, "not Senator,
but Chauncey Depew. of New York."
A delegate cried: "Have you had
your dinner. 1 ?''.. .. .'.....
"1 am about to say something about
GIVES HIM HIGH PRAISE.
Governor • Pennypacker Compares
Fairbanks to Chevalier of France.
CHICAGO, June 23. — Governor
Samuel W. Pennypacker of Pennsyl
vania spoke fair words , of praise for
Senator Fairbanks In seconding: the
nomination of the_ candidate for the
Vice-JEresidency. Said he:
The waters of the Ohio, rising In the moun
tains of Pennsylvania, roll westward, bearing
fertility and men to the prairie lands of Indi
ana. The thought, of Psnnsylvania turns with
kindred feeling toward the State which has
produced Oliver P.- Morton, Benjamin Harrison
and the brave -Hooslers who fought alongside
of Reynolds ' on ¦ Oak Ridge at Gettysburg.
She T.eil remembers that when her own Sen
ator who did so much . for the Republican
party and whose wise counsels, alas, are miss
ing to-day, bore a commission to Washing
ton he had no mone sincere ¦ supporter than
the able and distinguished statesman, who
then as he does now. represented Indiana. In
the L'nlted States Senate. Pennsylvania, with
the approval of her Judgment • and with glad
anticipation of victory fn her heart, following
a leader like the chevalier of France Is with
out fear • and without reproach seconds I the
nomination for the Vice Presidency of Charles
W. Fairbanks • of Indiana. - ¦ . . -¦
LONDON".. SOCIETY PEOPLE
ATTEND THE \VEDDIXG
LONDON, June 23.— The .weddins to
day of. Lady Isabel Innes-Kerr, sister
of the .Duke of Roxburgh, to Guy Wil
son was an event In society- and In
American circles. Miss Pauline Astor
was one of the bridesmaids. Among
the guests were the Duke and Duchess
of Marlborougb. the Duke and Duchess
of Roxburgh, the Duke and Duchess x>t
Newcastle, Lady > William Beresfprd
and William -Waldorf Astor, : x ,
Continued on Fafe 7, Column 3,^
The California delegation, -with the
great gold banner and a' cornet player
of uncertain powers, who took liberties
with "A Hot Tlme*ln the Old Town To-
Night." .started on. a. brief .parade, but
ft was soon over and Chairman Can
non announced the .next speaker, as
"Mr. Stillwell of Georgia." There^were
loud cries of "Edwards," and Cannon
was informed that the . name . of the
Knight was surrounded by an enthu
siastic vthrong as he left the platform,
Senator Scott of West Virginia throw
ing his arms around him and hugging
PARADE OF OAMFORNTANS.
Again Knight touched the responsive
chord when he exclaimed, speaking of
the beginnlg of the Panama canal:
"Theodore Roosevelt gave Uncle Sam
a Job. Uncle Sam wanted it: and he
took it. and Uncle Sam belongs to tho
Union, too." • ......
The California delegation showed that
it was prepared for the occasion. The
old stage coach long-drawn, yell, "Wa
hoo," was echoed through the hall, and
a California banner, followed by a huge
wreath of flowers,, was borne through
the. hall as Knight .was proceeding to
Knight was introduced by Chairman
Cannon. He had a voice which.pene
trated the farthest recesses of the hall
and rolled back in echoes from the
arched iron roof. As he-^Tan-a voice
from a far end shouted, "Not so loud."
This was a touch which the convention
appreciated, and it gave itself up to a
hearty laugh. • ' ' \ . ...
Knight proved to be a phrasemaker.
"Cowardice,, duplicity and dishonesty
are not impulsive," shouted he. "Theo
dore Roosevelt is Impulsive.. He hyp
notized obstacles." , • ' •
"Wahoo!" was again shouted from
the California delegation, and the con
vention took up the cry with laughter
"Gentlemen of the convention, I have
the honor of introducing to you a gen
tleman whom you all know, a son of
Indiana, who when he has a message
insists upon a hearing, and when he
speaks the people are enlightened and
Senator Beveridge began hl&»«peech
arnid loud applause. Long before he
concluded Beveridge's coliin was wilted
and the perspiration' was streaming
down his face, but his voice lost none
of its carrying power and his manner
none of its energy. Senator Beveridge's
concluding words, "Indiana seconds the
nomination of Roosevelt," released the
waiting cheer, the band and the flags-
It was short-lived, however, and order
was soon restored.
When the convention had expressed
its appreciation of Indiana's second to
the nomination, Chairman Cannon an
nounced that George A. Knight of Cali
fornia would second the nomination.
KNIGHT SCORES A TRIUMPH.
"It prophesied victory in I860; its life
has been baptized on many battlefields
since and it is safe in the hands of
President Roosevelt^' #
The cheering was renewed, when
Cannon recognized Senator Beverldge
of Indiana, whom he introduced in
required full/ five minutes and several
more raps by the chairman and stren
uous work of numerous police and ser
geants-at-arms to get the delegates
once more Into their seats.
"When Chairman Cannon had finally
restored order the* secretary read a
history of the flag which Cannon had
been waving. Grasping the flag and
waving it over his head. Cannon said:
REPUBLICAN PARTY'S NOMINEE
TOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY OF
Din Continues Until Delegates
and Spectators Are Hoarse
• and Exhausted.
Fairbanks Shares With Pres
ident in the Remark
The applause at this time had con
nued almost twenty-three minutes. It
At this point the band struck up. Its
strains, however, were only l'aintiy dis
cernible in the mighty din. Then Chair
man Cannon took a hand. Unfurling a
tattered silk flag he advanced to the
extreme edge of the platform and be
gan to wave it. The flag is the prop
erty of the Lincoln-McKinley Associa
tion of Missouri, and it made its ap
pearance at a Republican National
Convention in 1SG0, when Lincoln was
nominated. It was then carried by the
Missouri delegation arid was waved
over the platform on that occasion, as
on this. It was fuel for the flame of
enthusiasm and the volume of sound
The front of the platform was next
occupied by an immense crayon bust
portrait of President Roosevelt,
brought on by three men. This gave
fresh impetus to the shouting.
The front of the stage'was next given
over to a young man with a megaphone
and a. flag. As he swung the banner
from side to side he shouted the name
"Roosevelt." At each swing of the Hag
the name was repeated. It was soon
taken up by the delegates in front,
spread to those in the rear, and in a
twinkling the whole assemblage was
shouting "Roosevelt!" "Roosevelt!" in
measured unison. The young man who
started the cry was J. Henry Smythe
Jr. of Philadelphia, who is prominently
identified with amateur sports.
The Indiana delegation opened um
brellas of red, white and blue, bearing
portraits of Roosevelt and Fairbanks.
The Alaskan totem polos were held
aloft and thousands of flags waved in
a wild sweep of colors.
UPROAR CONTINUES UNCHECKED
The New York delegation, occupying
a place immediately in front, started
out on a marching tour of the hall.
Meanwhile the demonstration showed
no signs of spending itself; five, six and
seven minutes it continued. There was
not the slightest diminution in the v:!
ume of sound.
When the applause had continued al
most seven minutes it was given a new
impetus by Chairman Cannon, who
walked once more to the front carry
ing his large banner. A little girl clad
in white was lifted on the shoulders of
some of the California delegates and
the first sound of her childish treble
was the signal for another outburst.
A delegate requested Chairman Can
non to loan him the large flag he had
carried, and with a smile the chairman
handed it down. Around the hall it
went, followed by a long line of shout
California, with its great banner of
purple,, white and gold, came march
ing down the center aisle, followed by
Senators, members of Congress and
others prominent in the life of the na
tion. The New York delegation,
catching sight of Henry C. Payne on
the platform, paid him a brief and spe
cial tribute and then returned once
more to the cheering for the candidate,
shouting "RooseveJ* 1 " "Roosevelt!"
"Roosevelt!" "New York!" over and
A small boy, James Calun of Georgia,
'with long, curling hair, was hoisted
upon the platform and waved in fran
tic fashion a small national flag.
Louise Roberts, the young girl who
had created enthusiasm in the Califor
nia delegation, was next carried up and
down on the shoulders of a stalwart
delegate from Indiana. She created a
new furor of enthusiasm as she tossed
her flag to and fro. Little Naomi Da
foe of Alpena, Mich., followed for a
brief period, and when she had waved
her flag but a' few minutes Chairman
Cannon pushed to the front and, say
ing "Please let me hi, my dear," he
rapped vigorously for order. :.: . .,.
. 11ARD TO RESTORE ORDER.
paroxysm of fluttering flags, then
silence, and Black commenced his
Governor Black pronounced the
nominating words at 11:06 o'clock.
As he did so he retired quickly from
the platform. But the words. "Theo
dore Roosevelt," had not left his lips
when there was a shout. The con
vention was on its feet. Like the
crash of thunder that followed the
lightning. the enthusiasm began.
Flags were in the air, hats were
thrown up, men jumped on their,
chairs, women stood and shouted. The
air was rent by one continuous, pro
longed shout from thousands • of
throats. So mighty was the volume of
applause that nothing definite in the
way of articulate sound was distin
CANNON UNFURLS A FLAG.
Chauncsjf Depew Seconds Fair
banks in Characteristic
Mention of Rooseveit Brings
a Riot of Approval From
MARK OF LIFE
As Governor Black reached the desk
of Chairman Cannon he was warmly
greeted by that gentleman and escorted
down to the front of the platform.
Here Chairman Cannon, standing by
the Kide of Black, In a few words in
troduced him to the convention. There
was a succession of shouts from the
contention hall, a chorus of shrieks
from the New York delegation, a
Then followed the announcement
that the recently elected national com
mittee -would meet in the Coliseum
Annex Immediately on the adjourn
ment of the convention.
IJLACK NOMINATES ROOSEVEIiT.
Chairman Cannon at once an
nounced that the next order of busi
nes would be a roll call of the States
for the nomination of President of the
The clerk called "Alabama," and Im
mediately Oscar R. Hundley of that
frHate mounted a chair and announced
that Alabama requested the honor
and privilege of yielding its place on
the roll to the State of New York.
Instantly the convention was in an
uproar. The New York delegation was
on its feet Jike one man, waving its
flags and Ehouting wildly. Ex-Gov
ernor Frank Black of New York,
chosen to deliver the nominating
epeecb on behalf of President Roose
velt, immediately started" for the plat
form amid the wildest enthusiasm on
the part of the delgates.
"On the 6th day of July, at Jackson,
Mich., there will be celebrated the fif
tieth anniversary of the birth of the
Republican party (applause), the time
when and the place where it received
its name. Secretary Hay will deliver
the principal address. Senator Fair
banks and others will address the m»et
At the conclusion of the prayer Chair
man Cannon presented the following
announcement through the reading
The Rev. Thaddeus A- Sniveley, rec
tor of St. Chrysostom's Church, was
presented, and at Cannon's suggestion
advanced to the front of the platform.
As he spread forth his arms to Invoke
divine blessing the convention arose.
The animated hum of conversation
ceased and silence prevailed.
Cannon abandoned the hugre gavel
and evened a handsome leather casket
and took out a small one. With this in
his hand and holding the other up to
command silence he advanced to the
front and ordered the delegates to take
their seats. The command was at once
"The convention will be opened with
prayer," he announced.
At 10: SO o'clock Chairman Cannon,
fielding: the immense wooden gavel in
his left hand, arose from his high
backed leather chair and with a re
eounding whack on the table in front of
him commanded the convention to be
Cheers greeted the arrival of Chair
man Cannon upon the stage and the
band struk up the national hymn.
This was the signal for the conven
tion to rise and the New York delega
tion was conspicuous, each of its mem
bers waving an American flag.
Just before Chairman Cannon's b!g
cavel fell Mrs. M. E. Plummer of the
American Flag Association came upon
the stage and presented him with a
bunch of calla lilies, which "Uncle Joe"
received with a profound bow.
"Put them in your buttonhole," yelled
some one in the gallery.
They were deposited in a vase on the
chairman's desk, which also held a
large bunch of fresh roses.
For the first time during the conven
tion the presence of a large nunlber of
ladies in light gowns made a brilliant
CALLS OOXVEXTIO.V TO ORDER.
Secretary Cortelyou arrived promptly
r-n the stroke of 10 and was escorted
to a scat on the platform. He received
a. cordial preetinp, the members of the
National Committee crowding around
to shake his hand. The Secretary and
Postmaster General Payne stepped to
one Bide f<^r a brief chat before the
CONVENTION HAL.U CHICAGO,
June 23.— The nomination of candidates
In a. rational convention is the feature
that appeals most strongly to the pub
lic, and the number of visitors this
morning: gave ample evidence of that
fact. By the time the gavel fell every
¦eat was occupied and the hall was
Jammed to the limit. The delegates,
eomewhat wearied by the session yes
terday, were not as prompt as the
spectators in their arrival, and the or
chestra rendered about one-half of its
diy programme while waiting for the
convention to open.
Governor Carter of Hawaii, notwith
standing his defeat of yesterday, when
he sought to secure an Increased rep
resentation for Hawaii on the floor of
the convention, was one of the early
arrivals and seemed as well pleased as
though he had secured all he sought
and a few thinps in addition.
A few minutes before the assemblage
there was a hurried conference by the
managers which resulted in an agree
ment that Alabama, the first State on
the roll, would yield to New York to
nominate Roosevelt. It way alsu
agreed that Alabama, which was the
first State to instruct for Fairbanks.
V'Uld yield to Iowa to place the Sena
tor's name In nomination for the Vice
Shortly before 10 o'clock the New
York delegation began to enter the
hall. Senator Platt at its head. V»'ith
it rame messengers bringing bundles
<jf flairs, which were to be waved when
th» President was nominated.
Golden Banner Is Borne
Aloft in Parade
Are Passing Into
Senator Dolliver Nomi
Leads in Remarkable
Demonstration in -
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY,. JUNE . 24, ,1904.
TREMENDOUS OUTBURSTS OF ENTHUSIASM MARK CLOSING DAY OF THE CONVENTION