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.THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JUXE 23, 1908.
Republican Paper's Estimate, Printed Day After
Convention, 6f Sherman and the Platform
.(Walter Wellman in the Chicago Rec
.,. . ord-Herald.) -Triumph
for the ' conservative and
Reactionary wing of the party marked
. the closing session of the republican
The "booainaUon of Sherman for vice
president is owunijtly and decidedly
vice presidency has been deliberately
accorded to the losing faction as a
bribe for good feeling and coopera
tion. That was not the case tuls
time. The Taft management simply
accepted Sherman, and accepted him
unwillingly, . because, under the pecul
iar circumstances which existed, it
a victory for the-men who have op- could not well do anything else. No
posed the progressive pohciea of Roose- one in the Taft councils, either here
velt- . - lor at Washington, was satisfied with
Sherman, but they were not in position
to Oppose him because the Allison
Perkins Jog-in-the-manger faction from
Iowa had tajnen , away from the ad
ministration ,fo4s the . Dracticabilitv
of utilizing the one q those' forces
cared to make a fight with;agajn8t the
pai scneme to "lana one of thein.Wn
kind in the chair at the north end 'of
the capitol, and in the White House
Itself in case of accident.
It Is a nomination which, according
to present signs, will not be well re
ceived by those republicans of the
middle and farther west who have
stood by Roosevelt; and his policies.
A choice for vice president dictated
by Speaker Cannon and by his follow
ers, who have grudgingly given the
president the little they have given
him at Washington, aided by a coterie
of United States senators, could not
well be received with enthusiasm by
the people of the Mississippi valley
and the mountain region to the west.
Perceiving the weakness and unfit
tingness of this choice, it was yes
terday the talk among the more frank
republican leads that they had given
Bryan the very opening he wanted.
They have afforded him the opportun
ity to make a tremendous and possibly
winning fight for electoral votes .in
all this section of country round about
Chicago and out to and beyond the
, What the republican leaders really
(ear is that Bryan and Johnson will
' be the answer to Taft and Sherman;
a sincerely progressive, but not radi
cal platform at Denver; a strong and
not straddly tabor plank to meet the
republican compromise, and then
desperate effort to split the west wide
open in November.
Recognizing this weakness and these
dangers, the republican leaders yes
terday were planning to do something
to recover the lost ground. They want
to make sure of getting La Follette
and Beveridge and Dolliver into the
campaign. No news of yesterday
pleased them so much as word that
La Follette could be depended upon
to take the stump in the west for Taft.
Thus early comes answer to the ques
tion of the bold young man from Wis
consin, "What are you going to do
with the man?" And the answer is
that the republicans need him to hold
the west in line for the ticket.
And more than one leader confessed
last night that if the democrats at
Denver have the wisdom to put Gov
ernor Johnson . on the ticket with
Byran, the republicans will have sore
need of La Foiiette and all like him
who can ,reach. the" people before the
' enow blows in November.
The , blunder of the nomination of
Sherman, the standpatter, the un
known and the ill-fitted, is one for
which President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Taft cannot be held directly re
sponsible. It is not a nomination that
was made as a concession.- Often the"
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When the conference of Taft advis
ers met. in Mr. Hitchcock's room
Thursday night to consider the vice
presidency, they found themselves fac
ing a regular fifteen puzzle. .The Taft
plan had been to wait till the nomlnar
tion for president was cleared out of
the way, and then turn to and nomi
nate for vice president the man who
had been chosen for that post by the
president and Mr. Taft. But the im
placable attitude of the Iowa republi
cans had made it impracticable further
to push Dolliver. The Iowa delegation
had decided to withdraw Dolliver's
name if it should be presented to the
convention. There had been hopethat
when the name of Cummins was in
jected into the situation by the sugges
tion, first made at Washington, that
the Iowa governor might do for vice,
president, the effect would be to force
the Iowans to withdraw, or at least
modify their attitude as to Dolliver.
Instead of doing this the clever Iowans
"called the bluff," for bluff in large
part it was. There never had been
any serious intention of trying to nom
inate Cummins. President Roosevelt
would have been content with Cum
mins, but Mr. Taft was not enthusias
tic about him. Efforts were made to
ascertain if the convention would take
kindly to Cummins, but' in almost
every quarter the reply was received:
"No; too radical to suit us." A con
servative convention representing the
party of conservatism led by a pro
gressive president, was willing to nom
inate the man chosen by the president
himself, partly because it couldn't help
Uself and partly because if It tried
tc it would get the radical Roosevelt
instead of the more moderate Taft
for its pains, but it was not willing to
put a radical on the ticket with him.
The Cummins business, started as a
bluff to whip the Iowa men into line,
but called by them with the decision
to present Cummins as. their candi
date (a nervy bit of politics, by the
way), simply could not be made to go.
With both Dolliver and Cummins un
available on account of these peculiar
circumstances,' the Taft people were in
a quandary, indeed. At this juncture
President Roosevelt took himself out
of it, washed his hands of the whole
business, and left the solution of the
puzzle to Taft. There was telephon
ing, for several' hours. The nominee
shouted over the wire that he did not
want Fairbanks, and that he did not
want Sherman that he did want a
western man, and a man who could
take the stump against Bryan. He was
told that neither of the Iowa men
could be taken up -and that there
was no one else in sight. Then some
one suggested Beveridge. This ; was
his last word before going to bed. His
managers here told him they were
afraid they -might have to take Sher
man, notwithstanding his objections,
and there the matter rested. Another
effort to induce the Iowa people to pull
off proving futile, there was nothing
for it but reluctant acceptance of Sher
man. The Taft managers had purpose
ly put off the vice presidency till after
the nomination for first place was
made, and then, on account of the dog-
in-the-manger attitude of Iowa, they
were left without a suitable. and avail
able man. They did not dare try to
stop the Sherman business, because
they had no one to stop it with. If
they had started earlier they might
have arranged to put Beveridge against
the standpatter. But a thing like that
could not be arranged at 3 o'clock in
the morning, and possibly it could not
have been arranged at any time on ac
count of the rivalry between the Fair
banks and Beveridge -wings In the
Hoosier state. ;-
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. While the Taft people were thus
wandering around in the labyrinth, un
able to find a way. out after they lost
their originalrcaHdidatey-Dolliver, the
congressional coterie were hard at
work. "Jim' Sherman Is a member
of the little, squad that assists Uncle
Joe in bossing the. houseat Washing
ton. He is chairman of their congres
sional committee. He- is a pretty good
fellow ; . every ' one. .likes him. He Is
straight .and true. ..Not a word can be
said , against- his character. But his
abilities .are of the commonplace order.
He is not. brilliant, nor very wise, nor
exceptionally, useful. Though he. has
been in congress a good, many years.
he ,ha never done anything of note
or importance., t He has never made a
speech that attracted attention, nd is
in fact,. only a mediocre speaker, .his
name Is not conspicuously , associated
with any legislation that even in a
small way has contributed1 to. the his-1
aught to do with anything more, im
portant than an. appropriation bill the
fact is not remembered by men who
know Washington pretty well. He has
been an 'average machine member of
congress, and that is all. Wliat there
is in him or his record that should
have made any one in the world think
him good material out of which to
make a vice president and possibly a
president of the United States passeth
all understanding. This is not to say
he certainly would not make a good
president should fate' call. He might
or might not; there is nothing in him
or his services to throw much light
upon the subject; it would be a matter
of luck if he did.
. In many states members of congress
rled their influence for him. As the
mah&eer pf the campaign, that Is, the
solicitor , ,if funds from New York cor
porations aria- Astern mapufacturers to
De usea in eieciiMs members of con
gress who could be 'deptxjded upon not
to do anything radical witn jjft tariff
or with trusts or with anythmg.at-ever-affecting
the great game of mov
ing money, and as the disburser or
that fund where it would do the most
good, he had earned the gratitude and
good will of -many members. So they
went to work among their delegations
here in Chicago, and as there was no
avowed and formidable candidate in
the field, were able to line up for Sher
man a considerable following in var
ious parts of the country. This was
done even before New York had got
ten out from under the Hughes incu
bus and was able to take action openly
on the vice presidency. '
1 TTv H.
Van Camp's Beans may be called now the national dish. Thousands of
new users begin every day, and nobody ever stops. Perhaps you Will find,
in half the homes of your city, that the people are eating Van Camp's.
- Just as - soon as Hughes was dis
posed of on that one presidential bal
lot and the Empire state farce had
come to an end efforts were at once
made, to get New York to Indorse
Sherman. The truth is that up to a
few days ago the Sherman vice presi
dential movement was never taken
seriously. He was supposed to.be real
ly an aspirant for the New York gov
ernorship. Timothy Woodruff was the
man who, as usual, wanted to be the
New York candidate for second place
on the national ticket. At one time,
also, it was feared Governor Hughes
might be named for vice president,
and the New York republicans didn't
want this at all. Out through the
country Governor Hughes is very much
admired. It is almost everywhere be
lieved that he is a moral hero, and a
moral hero who acts heroically even
when he knows he is going to lose
votes thereby. The sort of heroes
who play the heroic only when they
are going to win are common enough
everywhere. The trouble with Hughes j
is that he played the role when he
knew he was going to lose, dr, to be
quite accurate, when . his party was
going to lose. And fine and ncble
and highly moral and beautiful as his
racing bill is. New York republicans
know it may cost them the state next
November, and almost surely would if
it were not for Mr. Hearst's little knife
ready to enter the vitals of Mr. Bryan
and take a few twists there.
Being anxious to find some one to
avert all possibility of having Hughes
thrust upon them for second place,
and being anxious also to let Tim
Woodruff . down easy Tim is a good
fellow, liked by all, despite his per
ennial vice presidential bee "Jim"
Sherman was trotted out. An Odell
man, a machine politician of very or
dinary attainments, virtually unknown
outside the borders of his own state,
few if any imagined at the outset he
had any real chance to land the prize.
But at last his friends began to see
he really had a chance, owing to the
peculiar combination of circumstances
in Chicago. The adminlstration-Taft
forces did not have a candidate and
might not be able to find one.1 Uncle
Joe and his crowd were legging for
Jim all around the town. A combina
tion was formed of men eager to make
sure that no Dolliver or Cummins or
Beveridge or other progressive should
go on the ticket with Taft. So im
pressed were the New Yorkers with
the brightness of the main chance
which blind luck had brought their
way that they, achieved the miracle
of getting together. ' All the diverse
factions in teir delegation concluded
to sink differences and Hue up, like
the good, practical politicians they
are, to "get something for New York."
The Taft people were without a can
didate; there was no one else of Im
portance in the .field, and Sherman
won out easily. What luck! Not un
like that which made a president of
the United States out of a really nica
and rather dandified and gay collector
of the ' port of New York some years
ago-Chester Arthur. - '
The republican candidate for 'pres.
ident was chosen in the white house.
It. Is a pity,, many republicans think,
that the candidate for vice president
was not chosen there also. He would
have been but for the attitude of the
Allison-Perkins faction of Iowa.. . They
must take their share of the responsi
bility for this blunder. It is directly
due to them that the wisdom of Pres
ident Roosevelt and Mr Taft m plan
ning to,have a western progressive on
the ticket, a man able to go out among
the people on a speaking .tour and
match and checkmate the brilliant and
dangerous Bryan, ends in the nomina
tion oi an eastern man, a maeame
politician, a standpatter and conserva
tive, training with reactionaries. if not
Here is a curious' fact:
Your demand for Van Camp's has raised the price of
the best Michigan Leans 2;Vr in three months.
0111111011 beans cost about what they did cost. Tho
advance has been in those hand-picked beans those
white, pliuop, full-grown beans which we demand for
iVan Camp's:' M.,
Never before did scy many people want such a grade of
beans. Yet, with all thte. advance, we've not raised the
price to you.
, There is a reason when a dish life -tU spYings into
such demand. And that reason applies to VuiL,
We are now baking more beans by several'tires over
than any other concern in the world. - .
That is solely because we are baking the. best beaiis,
and millions of people know it.
A short time ago, a large part of the people were bak
ing their beans at home.
They knew baked beans as a homely dish, mushy and
broken. The top beans were' crisped the middle beans
less than half baked.
That was because you baked in dry heat, and did not
have heat enough. The beans were heavy and hard, to
digest. They would ferment on the stomach, and fer
mentation formed gas. . - . . -
You did not eat such beans often.
. Now, we have shown you how different beans are, when;
they are baked with all our facilities.
We bake in live steam, so that all beans areliaked
alike. Xo beans are crisped, none are broken. Tliey are:
baked until they are mealy, yet they are nutty hecauso
thev are whole.
We have shown you that beans are digestible .wlien
baked as we. bake them. Our ovens are heated la 245 i
degrees. The particles of the beans are so separated" by V
heat that the digestive juices can get to them..,., , , .
The, result is, Van Camp's are light and digestible.
Thoy do not form gas because thev doTnot ferment. They
digest, . '
We haVerhown you. too. a delicious blend secured by
baking the pork, the tomato sauce and the beans .all tor
Thus we have given to millions of people a new. idea
of beans. ' .. -
Summer is the time of all times for eating Van Camp's Beans. Let us do
the cooking, for one meal a day, while you sit out in the breeze. You'll
find that our meal is the best meal of the day.
We bake these beans at less cost to you than if you
ba"ked them yourself.
But that isn't all the saving.
We are baking such beans that vou eat them more
often eat them in place of meat.
And beans are Nature's choicest food. They are S4
. They give you more food value than meat, pound for
pound,, and they cost but a fraction as much.
And there is nothing that people like better than beany,
when baked in the Van Camp Way.
iPut be careful. Co get Van Camp's.
Poor beans are plentiful now and cheap. But the finest
beans are scarce. There is very little profit now in put
ting up good beans. There is a great deal of profit on
TJiese are times to be careful.
When somebody says.. My beans are as good as Van
Camp's," he is serving his interest, not jours.
Now that you know how good beans can be, don't ac-.
cept the old-time" beans.
Three Sizes. 10, 15 and 20 cents per can
' Van Camp Packing Com pa
make a speech that would hold an au
dience more than ten minutes. The
New .York delegation buried their
many differences, and went out to get a
big honor for their state. The Iowa
delegation injected their home quar
rels into the national situation and
denied the present and the coming
leader of the party the privilege of
drafting the man who better than any
other was able to. meet the, needs of
the party at large. How well the
tory of his times.". If he has ever had& recationary, himself, and unable to
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people of Iowa will be pleased with
that sort of thing remains to be seen.
But the party at !arge, excepting of
course the recationary wing which is
smiling all over itself at the triumph
it squeezed out of the. administration
forces at the last minute, has a pret
ty well defined opinion about it.
'; And the. consistency of the altitude
o? the Iowa faction is also very charm
ing. .When they first came here and
started out to defeat the choice of the
president and Mr. Taft, it was wi h
the plea that if Dolliver became vice
president Cummins would become
senator. Well, what was the matter
with that? . Matter enough. This man
Cummins was a dangerous radical, a
firebrand, a populist, a democrat -He
was worse than La Follette, and how.
would the party like to have two or
possibly three La Folletes in the sen
ate? But when it was suggested that
it might be a good thing to get this
trouble-maker out of the state by send
ing him to Washington as , vice pres
ident they actually turned . round, and
indorsed him and determined to pre
sent him to the national party and
sound his virtues with all proper elo
quence.. It did not take long for him
to, change from a dangerous dema
gogue "Into, a patriot worthy elevation
tc the presidential . seat. ". And as for
La Follette, the horrible example he
if the man the party is now calling
up to take the stump and help save
the day among the. discontented pro
gressives of the west .Politics is a
funny game, indeed. . , . .,, 1,
- . ' , "
, .Although the old republican partjr
has "got .together,".under the leader
ship, of a radical president, nominating
a moderately progressive candidate,
with a colorless reactionary for second
place on a very carefully worded and
slightly trimmed around the edges
Roose-veltian platform, the more acute
leaders have come to a reaiization that
a desperate battle lies before them to
carry the country. One of them point
ed out that Conipers and his labor
crowd are "now "moving on Denver,
where they expect to get a court plank
that will satisfy them. And, ater that,
attacks upon Taft, among the labor
people in all the.cities. while the dis
contented progressive farmers of the
west are urged to leave the republic:!:,
ranks and poin the other party.
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