TAFT ?ND SHERMAN
Steam Soller In Fine Work
REFUSE TO VOTE
After an Uproarous Meeting Lasting
for Entire Week and Featured by
Bitter Contests Taft's Forces Win
Out Over Those of Theodore Roose
Convention Hall, Chicago, June 22.?
With nearly 350 of the Roosevelt dele
gates declining to vote and hastening
away at adjournment time to tender
to Col. Roosevelt the nomination of a
new party, the fifteenth Republican
National Convention, at the end of a
long and tumultuous session, tonight
renomlnated William Howard Taft, of
Ohio, for president, and James School
craft Sherman, of New York, for vice
President Taft received 561 of the
1.U78 votes in the convention, or 21
more than a majority.
The decision of the Roosevelt people
under direction of their leader, to re
frain from voting, left no other candi
date near the President. The an
nouncement of the Taft victory was
greeted with cheering from his adher
ents nnd groans and hisses from the
When it became absolutely certain
early today that Mr. Taft would be
nominated without great difficulty, the
leaders In control of the Convention
mate, his companion on the ticket In
A One-Man Race.
All others dropped from the race
and Mr. Sherman was the only candi
date placed before the Convention.
A motion from New Hampshire to
make the nomination by acclamation
was declared out of order. There were
many scattering votes on the roll call
The convention, amid much confu
sion, adjourned sine die.
At no time was there an Indication
of a walk-out of Roosevelt delegates.
Bk''.v expressed their revolt by silence.
WyM the confusion Just before adjourn
ment a resolution was adopted giving
the national committee power to de
clare vacant the seat of any man on
the committee refusing to support the
nominees of the regular convention of
Sherman's vote was ?r>97.
The revolt of many Roosevelt dele
gates In the convention was open from
tho moment the permanent roll, con
taining the names of contested dele
gates, was approved.
A "valedictory" statement was read
in behalf of Col. Roosevelt asking that
his name be not presented and that
his delegates sit In mute protest
against all further proceedings.
Loyal to the Colonel.
A great majority of the Roosevelt
delegates in the Illinois nnd all In the
Missouri and Idaho delegations de
clined to follow this ndviee, but Col.
Roosevelt's sway over the delegations
from California, Kansas, Maine, Min
nesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Penn
sylvania, South Dakota and Kest Vir
ginia was all but absolute.
Most of the delegates from . these
States announced their purpose of
helping to glvo Mr. Roosevelt an inde
Tho spilt In tho convention occa
sioned no surprise. It was but fulfil
ment of predictions that had been
made during the last few days.
The closing scenes of the convention
were marked by counter demonstra
tions for Taft and Col. Roosevelt
The first test voto after the an
nouncement "valedictory" came on tne
Clon of the party platform.- Tho
ative vote was 666. Roosevelt
_ ites present and not voting num
There were 53 noes, 36 of them from
the LaFolletto States of Wisconsin and
Senator LaFolletto was placed be
fore the convention, but Col. Roose
velt's wishes wore carried out by his
followers and they remained silent
luring^tho call of the States for nom
On tho voting for President the
Roosevelt delegates again, as a rule,
HEADS NEW PARTY
Bolts the Regular Republi
APPEAL IS MADE TO
NORTH AND SOUTH
Following Complete Defeat Col. Roose
velt Claims that He was Cheated out
of the Nomination by Fraud and
Therefore not Round by Conven
Chicago, June 22.?Former Presi
dent Theodore Roosevelt was nomi
nated for president on an Indepen
dent ticket tonight In the dying hours
of tbe Republican national conven
tion In which he bad met defeat.
The. followers of Col. Roosevelt gath
ered in Orchestral hall, less than a
mile from the Coliseum, and pledged
their support to their former presi
In accepting the nomination Col.
Roosevelt appealed to the people of
all sections, regardless of party affli
atlons, to stand with the founders of
the new party, one of whose cardinal
principles was lo be "Thou shalt not
The Informal nomination lof CpY.
Roosevelt was said to he chiefly for
the purpose of effecting a temporary
organization. Beginning tomorrow,
when a call Is to be issued for a State
convention in Illinois, the work of or
ganization will be pushed forward
rapidly, state by state. At a later
time, probably early in August, It Is
Intended that a national convention
shall be held.
Willing to Step Aside,
Col. Roosevelt In accepting the
nomination tonight, said he did so
understanding that he would willingly
step aside If It should be the desire
of the new party, when organized to
Belect another standard bearer.
The speech nominating Col. Roose
velt was made by Comptroller Wil
liam A. Prendergast of New York,
Who was to have presented the col
onel's name to the convention. Dean
William Draper Lewis of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania law school,
who was to make one of the second
ing speeches, delivered tonight the
address which he had prepared for
the Republican convention.
Representatives of 22 states com
posed the notification committee
which informed Col. Roosevelt of his
nomination and in a sense stood as
sponsors for the movement.
Opens With Song.
When the hall had been packed the
entire audience rose and joined in
singing "America," after which the
Roosevelt delegates greeted Gov.
Johnson as he opened the formal part
of the meeting.
Gov. Johnson described the cam
paign of Col. R' -velt against the
bosses and declared that the delegates
assembled proposed "to see that Mr.
Roosevelt gets his reward."
He then Introduced Senntor Clapp.
Senator Clapp of Minnesota read
the resolution nominating Col. Roose
velt It was adopted with a cheer. The
"We delegates and alternates to the
Republican national convention rep
resent a mnjorlty of the voters of the
Republican party of the nation, and
representing a clear majority of the
delegates nnd alternates legally elect
ed to the convention, In meeting as
sembled, make the following declara
"We were delegated by p. majority
of the Republican voters of our res
pective districts and 8tates to nomi
nate Theodore Roosevelt In tho Re
publican national convention as the
candidate of our party for president
and thereby carry out the will of tho
voters as expressed at the primary.
We have earnestly and conscientious
ly striven to execute the commission
entrusted to us by the party voters.
"For five days we have been denied
Justice In the national convention.
This result has been accomplished by
the action of the now defunct national
committee placing upon the prelimin
ary roll of the convention, and there
by seating upon the floor of the con
vention a sufficient number of frau
dulently elected delegates to control
tho proceedings of tho convention.
These fraudulent delegates, once seat
continued on Page Five.)
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINTON
Summer Season Ushered
in by Commencements.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
tn Spite of the Lack of Activity in
Educational and Church Organlza
tlons, the Summer Season will be
Made Cay by Social Gatherings on
Clinton. June 2f>.?With the ending
of the orphanage commencement Wed
nesday night the summer vacation set
In in earnest in Clinton. But the sum
mer promises to be anything except
dull and quiet socially. Receptions,
club meetings, picnics, house parties
have filled the past two weeks.
Notable among social affairs was
the Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Mahaffeys
celebration on Friday evening, of the
twenty-fifth anniversary of their wed
ding. The occasion was a most en
joyable one to a large number of
guests. A handsome array of silver
gifts offered evidence of the populari
ty of the celebrants. Noteworthy among
these was a chest of sliver present
ed by the Methodist congregation.
On Friday afternoon at the resi
dence of Mrs. (J. A. Copeland, Mrs.
(5. A. Copeland, Mrs. .1. I. Copeland and
Mrs. M. A. Hays held what W*as pos
sibly the largest reception ever given
In Clinton. The house was thronged
with handsomely dressed ladles. All
the appointments were charming. The
decorations were masses of nastur
tiums everywhere and in the dining
room especially a striking effect was
attained by the lavish use of them.
Mrs. DUlard Jacobs, who Is noted
for her original entertainments ? has
issued clever invitations for Wednes
day morning to a large number of la
Miss Clara Duckett has Issued In
vitations to the members of the Ac
tacon book club and a number of oth
er guests for Friday evening.
Two house parties hnve been In
progress the past week and their days
and evenings have been filled with
merry-makings. At the home of the
Misses Spencer was a party composed
of Misses Elise and Marjorie Spencer,
Julia and Eliza Neville, Dorothy Ow
ens, and Frances Garvln. At the
home of Miss Nancy Owens were Miss
es Virginia and Julia Owens, Evle and
Kate Shands, Mary King, and Arne
Miss Jessie May Mahaffey entertain
ed the Junior Embroidery club Sat
i'rof. and Mrs. A. E. Spencer left
Immediately after college closed for
a western trip. They will visit Yose
mlte Falls, Yellowstone Park, Cali
fornia, and other points of interest.
The greater part of the summer they
will be guests of their foster-brother,
Mr. John Dubuls, In Oregon, where
he has established himself success-!
fully as a civil engineer.
Mr. H. C. Leaman has resigned his
position with the Clinton pharmacy
to accept another at Whitmire. His
many friends In Clinton are loath to
part with him.
The Misses Burgess leave today for
West Virginia, where they will spend
the summer with their brother, Mr.
A number of Cll?itonlans went to
Atlanta on the excursion today.
The pupils and teachers of the
Thornwell orphanag* nre leaving ev
ery day now.
Miss Ella Hell, who has been a
teacher in the orphanage a number
of years, has resigned on account of
her health. This is a severe ioss to
the institution, as Miss Bell Is per
sonally and professionally an excep
tlohaly able and conscientious woman.
Mr. Will Bea who has completed his
second year In the medical school of
the University of Virginia Is spending
the summer In Kentucky in the em
ploy of the Southern Fruit Growers'
Mr. Clalr Hays who haa completed
his second year In the medical school
of Columbia University has returned
for the summer to New York to ac
cept a very flattering appointment In
the children's hospital.
Misses Louise and Rowena Jones
are visiting their grandmother In Co
IN. B. Dial and W. J. Tal
NOT AMONG THEM
First Meeting was a Tame Affair, the
Candidates Satisfying Thcmselveti
with Stating their Plat forms?On
ly Apparent Difference Is on Cur
Columbia, S. C, June 25.?Before an
audience of not more than 100 men
the Initial meeting of the candidates
for the United States senate was held
In the court house this morning. Sen
ator Tlllmnn was absent from the
meeting, being In attendance on the
national Democratic convention which
opens today in Baltimore, Col. Jasper
W. Talbert and N. B. Dial, the other
two candidates in the race, did not
attack the record of the senator but
contented themselves with stating
their own qualifications and the pres
ent ill health of Senator Tillnian.
Neither candidate attacked the pub
lic record of the senior senator, but
said that it was not right for a public
official to offer for reelection when
he knew that he was no longer able
to discharge the duties of the office.
Mr. Dial said that the senator's desire
to "die in harness' was for purely sen
timental reasons and should not have
weight with the public. Col. Talbert
In speaking of free passes for public
officials, said, "Because of free passes
some men want to die In hnrness for
sentimental reasons."?The Record.
The senatorial campaign opened In
Columbia yesterday, according to the
program issued some time a.go. The
candidates are Sen. Tlllmnn, for re
election. W. Jasper Talbert and N.
B. Dial. 8en. Tillman will not at
tempt to make the circuit on account
of his health. Mr. Talbert and Mr.
Dial will be the only two to make
The senatorial party will be here
July HOth. Candidates for congress
and for solicitor are also to speak
on. this circuit, but as Con. Johnson
and Solicitor Cooper are unopposed,
they will in all probability not make
REVIVAL MEETING CLOSED.
Numbers Added (o the Churches and
General Awakening of Interest in
The revival meeting which has been
going on at the Baptist church for
the past several weeks came to a close
Monday evening, after a large num
ber of converts had been added to
the Baptist chinch and also other
churches in the city. The meetings
have been largely attended both
mornings nnd evenings and an in
creased spirit of religious fervor has
been manifest. All of tho services
were lead by Rev. W. L. Walker, who
proved to be a very interesting as
well as convincing expounder of the
gospel. The singing was conducted
by Mr. K. L. Woleslagel, who is an
able leader an the possessor of a
Whole Family In Jail.
Sheriff Owings is entertaining be
hind the county's prison bars one
(Jeorge Woodruff, wife and five chil
dren. Oeorge broke his labor con
tract some time ago and skipped with
his entire family to Inman. Sheriff
Owings got wind of where he was and
had him brought back to the county.
To get him. the whole crowd had to
be brought along.
Miss Emily Phillips Is visiting Mrs.
Charles Akerman in Macon, Ga.
Misses Marlon and Emmie McCrary
are vlBltlng in Greenville and Ander
Misses Doris Lyon and Maud Ellis
are visiting Miss Clarice Townsend
Miss Sallle Bell McMillan Is visit
ing Miss OallOWay in Manning.
Miss Laurie Aull will spend the
summer with her sister, Mrs. Boozer,
Mrs. W. G. Neville and Miss Virginia
Neville are visiting in Abbeville.
NEAR BEER SALOON
Permanent Injunction to be
The >'ear-Heer Saloon, Which was
Ordered Closed June 15th Is Again
In Operation Under a Temporary In
Junction Ordered by Judge (Jury last
B. B. Hill, who has been running
a near-beer saloon in Ibis city for
the past few months and whose es
tablishment was ordered closed Satur
day night, the 16th of this month, ap
peared through his attorneys, before
Judge Gary in the court house Wed
nesday morning and prayed for an in
junction to prevent the city council
interfering with his sale of non-In
toxicating liquors. A temporary in
junction was granted and the city or
dered to show cause at Greenwood,
Thursday, June 27th, why a perma
nent order of injunction should not
be Issued pendento lite. Gwynn
Hannon, of Spartnnburg, represented
the plaintiff and H. 10. Babb, of this
city represented tin- city, since the
order was granted the near-beer sa
loon has been in operation.
It will be Interesting to note that
If the permanent Injunction Is issued
several other loke establishments will
likely be opened up here. At the
regular monthly meeting of council
when the establishment was ordered
closed several other applications were
made for licenses. Jf the Injunction
Is granted It will mean that the bars
will be let down, In so far as near
beer goes, and that anyone desiring
to open up such a place will be al
lowed to do so, unless other re-1
strlctlons are ordered by council.
Like situations have already been
ruled upon by circuit judges In this
state and the contention of the near
beer dealers have been upheld. A
notable case was that of the near
beer dealers In Spartanhurg, where
Judge Sense granted an Injunction, as
is being prayed for In this complaint.
In Spartanhurg It Is now possible to
buy near-beer so near to the teal
article that the difference can only
be detected by the very highest au
The complaint Is as follows:
COM PI.A INIT.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
In Circuit Court.
B. B. inn, Plaintiff,
City of Laurens, c M. Bahli, Mayor
and W. S. Hag well, Chief of Polle,
The plaintiff corrfplnlnlng of the
First. Unon information and be
lief that the City of Laurens i.t a
municipal corporation duly chartered
and existing under and by virtue of
the laws of this State, and as such Is
governed by a Mayor and six Alder
men, to wit: Mayor, C. M. Babb; Al
dermen, J. Lee Lnngston. J, P. Brooks,
K. H. Dial, F. P. McGownn, J. E.
Phil pot, T. C. Swltzer, who were duly
?lected and qualified, and as stich
constitute and arc known as the "City
Council of Laurens", and are duly au
thorized and empowered "to sue and
bo sued, plead and be Irapleaded";
and that W. 8. aBgwell 1h the Chief of
Police of the said City of Laurens.
Second. That the plaintiff Is now
and at the times hereinafter mentioned
a resident and citizen of the said
City of Laurens and for a considera
ble length of time, just past, until the
lath day of June, 1912, has been en
gaged openly and notoriously, us his
only and principal business, In the
sale of soft drinks and non-lntoxlcut
Ing beverages, containing alcohol, pop
ularly known as "near-beer", from
the sale of which he has derived a
Third. That although the City of
laurens has recognized the sale of
non-intoxicating beverages as a legi
timate occupation and have been re
ceiving from the plaintiff sums of
money as a license for selling the
same, plaintiff on the 15th day of June
1912, was ordered by the Mayor and
Chief of Police of the said City of
laurens. to discontinue the sale of
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Elected Chairman of Dem
JOHN W. KERN
REFUSES TO RUN
The First litiitle of the Convention
Goes Against the "Peerless Lead
er*'?Nomination for President will
Come Thursday, Unless Unforseen
Italtiiiiore, June 2*>. -Win. J. Hryan
lost his light for n progressive enndi
dute of the Democratic untie lind con
vention today ?heu he was defeated
for temporary chairman of the con
tention by Alton It. Parker.
Mr. Hryan first nominated Senator
Kern to oppose Parker.. The latter
declined the holier and named Mr.
Bryan to make the tight. The Ne
hraskan made an eloquent plea "for
the cause lie had represented for H?
tears," hut it was unavailing;
The dehnte preceding the roll call
fnrevv the convention into ttild dis
The li nil I tote was: Parker
Drylin ?(Mir, O'Gorinnii 4. The Record.
(By The Associated Press.)
Baltimore. Juno 20.?After the con
clusion of Cardinal Gibbons' prayer,
Chairman Mack directed thai tho
names of the temporary officials bo
read and that of Parker was received
with a great wave of cheering.
In the midst of It Bryan arose and
during another great hurst of ap
plause nominated Kern, of Indiana,
for temporary chairman.
Convention Hall. Baltimore, Juno
2f?.?A wreath of decorations In v> liito
and gold and national colors greeted
the early nrrlvals on the scene, of the
Democratic, national convention.
Thousands of yards of bunting had
transformed the huge brick walled
armory Into a place of beauty.
The crowd came slowly and when
the band began to play at 11 o'clock
the galleries and guests' sections held
only a scattered few.
Everyone was expecting a great,
demonstration when Mr. Bryan ap
peared In the hall.
The committee in charge of tho
convention arrangements on tho floor
gave good seats to stales having
avowed presidential candidates in the
To tho right of the main aisle and
I directly in front of the chair was
Missouri, the home state of Spoakei'
('lark, to the loft was New Jersey
I With Wood row Wilson, a favorite son.
Back of Missouri came Ohio with Gov
ernor Harmon In tho field. Hark ol
New Jersey was Aalabnnia, the homo
of Oscar Underwood.
The first cheer of the convention
went to Governor Wilson, when Iho
Texas delegation entered waving
Cardinal Gibbon entered ti.< hall
Bryan slipped Into the convention
; hall by one of the side entrances and
j was on the platform some minted
Without being recognized by the wait
! Ing throngs. He shook hands with
I Cardinal Gibbons, who was waiting to
pronounce tho opening Invocation.
Chairman Mack, of the national com
mittee, took his place .'it the pr<- i .'
officer's desk a few minutes before
noon. At 12:16 ho called the coi ?
vent Ion to order nnd practically ruin
ed the uneasy ami noisy throngs. Tho
Connecticut delegation tried to Btart
a Baldwin demonstration but wlthotl
success. The hand then played "Dixie '
and a great cheer swept the hall.
"The Star Spangled Banner" brought
j the throng to Its feet.
Judge Parker entered just after tho
proceedings opened accompanied by
tho New York delegation. There wan
Continued disorder delayed the op
ening proceedings and Chairman Mack
appealed to the delegates to take their
sent sand clear the aisles.
The Texns delegates with Stentor
ian voice shouted to Chairman Mack
that 300 delegates were still In lino
outside the hall and that the convon
I tion should not proceed until they
could get in.
At 12:30 practically all delegate;
were In their places and appeals WOro
again made for order.
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