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EVERYBODY 12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAGES READ IT NEEDS IT LAST. EDITION- WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 19. 1912 WEDNESDAY EVENING. On nl by newsboys at TWO CENTS On trains and newsstands FIVE CENTS HEnBY al tea Kansas Roosevelt Leader Gets a Xoisy Reception. Forced to Go on Record Con cerning Bolt. BOOT COMES TO HiS RELIEF Tleads With the Convention to Hear Kansan. Then Address Is Completed Without Interruption. QUESTION OF ROLL CALL Hadley 3Iotion Subject for Three-Hour Debate. Taft and Roosevelt Orators Plunge Into Fray. Witli Interest so intense as almost to preclude applause the Republican national convention at 2:30 o'clock to day was in the midst of a three hours argument on the motion of Governor Hadley. of Missouri, to "purse" the temporary roll of 92 delegates con tested by the Roosevelt faction, but seated by the national committee. It wemed likely that the debate and the ote on the question would last all the afternoon. Convention Hall. Chicago, June 19. Chairman Root pounded the tab'e with his gavel at 11:15 and ordered tin sergeant-at-arms to clear the aisles. A warm of delegates and "prnatas wan dered about the hall searching for their ceats. William Barnes, Jr., of New York, One of the Prominent Tai't Leaders. Chairman Root anno 1 the unfin ished business of the day the motion of Watson that the conver ':un proceed to the appointment of the regular com mittees and the substitute motion of Governor Hadley that the Roosevei list of delegates be submitted for the temporary roll. He also announced the agreement to three hours' debate and asked if there was objection. Thi re was not. Governor Hadley reviewed the events of yesterday leading up to the ruling of National Committee Chairman Rose water which quashed the Hadley mo tion to purge the temporary roll. ALAS ' TtrtDS oucco TMOjPHEr - - Ho did not attempt to go into de tails of contested cases. saying he would leave that to other speakers. He read the "indictment" of the na tional committee as uttered by Col Roosevelt in his Monday night speech here and it called out a big cheer. He then read a statement from 34 members of the national committee protesting against the action of the majority in seating many of the delegates, partic ularly in the California, Texas and Washington cases. In closing he de clared that when the vote on the substitute roll came he would contend that on the question submitted only the votes of those delegates whos seats were not contested be allowed to ballot. Hadley was followed bv V. T. Do vell of Washington, who argued in fa vor of the Taft delegates seated by the national committee from Wash ington. Mr. Dovell characterized as "reck- ( o rD to I: i -v - 1 : VM ' Governor Hiram Johnson and George li. Record, Two Conspicuous Roose velt Boomers. lessly false" the statement credited to Col. Roosevelt that an effort had been made to "steal" the Washington dele gates. As one of the Taft delegates from the state, he declared there was no primary law in Washington. Henry Allen Speaks. The clerk, for the information of the convention then read the list of delegates which the Hadley motion would strike from the roll and the list of those it would seat. When the-announcement was concluded Henry J. Allen of Kansas was presented to speak in support of the Hadley mo tion. The chair announced that he had been allotted twenty minutes. Mr. Allen discussed the Washington case in some detail, denouncing W. T. Dovell's statement as "flimsy." Allen frequently was cheered by the Roose velt delegates and laughed at by the Taft adherents. After being interrupted several times, Allen shouted: "Ton have not got anything until this convention is over; then the Lord only knows what you've eot." "Are you going to abide by the de cision of this convention?" cried a delegate from Colorado. "I'll answer you later." "Answer me now." The floor was in an uproar. "I'll ajiswer you, I'll answer you," shouted Allen, his face growing red end his voice growing husky. The delegates stopped yelling long enough to hear him: "I want to support the nominee of this convention, but " THE "2" ml At this "but" the cheering and Jeer ing broke out afresh. "I'll support him," shouted Allen, "only on one condition, that his nomin ation is not accomplished by fraud and corruption." UH63AY M ft TtfE- ROOl. Delegate Newcomb, of New York, made a point of order against further interruptions and Chairman Root held it well taken. Root Appeals for Fair Play. The chairman made a special plea for REPUBLICAN CONVENTION By John T. McCutcheon. tCfenyrtstot: WIS: Br Henrv Allen. Kansas Editor, Who Had an Excitine Time Today When He Made a Speech for the Roosevelt Forces. ; fair play to the speaker. Allen dealt in the figures of the ; primary held in Seattle. He said Col. Roosevelt had got all but about 500 of 6,000 votes cast. Allen denounced the? methods of the Washington state leaders at the state convention saying thd conditions were such that all Roosevelt men were prac tically barred from the hall. He de nounced the national committee as un fair and prejudiced and then took a final fling at the credentials commit, tee which as yet remained to be named. "They ask us," he said, "why we don't wait for the committee on cre dentials to pass upon our case. I'll reply by asking you why don't you wait until your horse is stolen before you lock the door." Allen was followed by former Senator James A. Hemenway, of Indiana, for the Taft forces. Hemenway was followed by Geo. L. Record of New Jersey, for the Roose velt side of the argument. He dealt with the Arizona and Indiana cases. A double convention was held in Ari zona he said. He said in Cochise and Maricopa counties the Taft men had been in the minority and had then selected their own delegates to the state convention. The recognition of these contesting delegates he said gave 'Act y. 2 4 y Harry S. .New. One of the Taft 3Iana gers. the Taft forces control of the conven tion. Mr. Record declared the Roose velt forces were willing to submit their cases to the decision of a cre dentials committee if all contested delegates both Taft and Roosevelt men, were excluded from voting on the reports of that committee. McGoTcm Wants to Eat. Governor McGovern of Wisconsin here said the "call of the lunch" ap- Contlmied on Paeo Two.) Mm T. McCntchfn.l Til V! '".It CROWD GOES WILD Got. Hadley Object of a Great Outburst. Crowd Marches Aronnd Hall for First Time. TAFT LEADER STARTS IT Watson Led Missouri Governor to Front of Platform. Said Believed He Would Con. sent to Refer Matter. Chicago. Convention Hall,June 19. James E. Watson, the Taft floor leader, took the platform In opposition amid applause. Watson argued the convention bad no knowledge and was in no temper to pass upon those contests. He passed back to where Hadley stood, and they passed down to the front of the platform and stood side by side amid uproarious cheering, which lasted several minutes. Governor Stubbs of Kansas, stand ing on a chair, was prominent in the cheering. Then Watson said he believed Had ley would consent to refer the resolu tion to the committee on credentials when appointed. At last New Tork and Indiana joined and finally nearly the whole body oi delegates was on its feet yelling. The regard of the convention as o whole for Hadley was apparent all day todav. New Jersey uprooting Its sign, led a procession up the aiele. Missouri, "West Virginia, North Car olina, Kansas, Oklahoma followed. The noise was deafening. Ohio and Nebraska Joined the yell ing parade. Massachusetts, California and Minnesota followed. Pennsylva nia joined and South Dakota also took a hand. There was a tremendous ovation to Hadley and Watson, lasting many minutes. A dozen or more delega tions, all yelling at the top of their voices, marched around the hall amid tremendous, thunderous noise. California led a procession of its own. headed by its totem of the Gold en Bear. The uproar showed no diminution after twenty minutes. Calls for Hadley. Watson - was interrupted and there were renewed calls for Hadley. The governor appeared and was accorded the greatest demonstration of the con vention up to tnis time. Both floor and ealleYies were on their feet whistling, cheering, yelling, pounding chairs and stamping their feet. Watson and Root joined in con versation with Hadley as he stood waiting for the wild welcome to cease. But the tumult went on and on. Hats were thrown in the air and one enthusiastic negro delegate raised an umbrella and cast it above his head In one corner of the hall Governor stubbs of Kansas, his light hair gleam ing. waved his arms wildly leading cheer after cheer. In midst of- the ovation to Hadley, Illinois was trying to start the refrain. "We want Teddy. It was just audible under the great volume of steady cheering. W. H. Coleman, of Pittsburg, Pa. rushed to the stage shouting "Hadley the next president of the United States," leaping and waving his arms. The crowd never changed its steady roar and the sergeant-at-nrms led Cole man from the platform. A beautiful girl in the gallery waved a picture of Roosevelt waving her handkerchief and throwing kisses to the crowd. They saw her in a moment and then it was pandemonium. The racket had lasted half an hour and was more deafening than ever. They took the California bear up to the girl in the gallery and waved it over her head. Talk Hadley for President. The Missouri standard was waved on high and in an instant the New Jersey delegates raised their standard and started around the hall. Missouri, Hadley's home state followed. West Viriginia joined the procession. The ovation to Governor hadley started a running fire of talk to make bim the compromise candidate for president The Roosevelt people yelled themselves hoarse, while many of the so-called doubtful delegations joined In the cheering. Kansas Joins In. One of the Ohio delegates grabbed up the standard and marched across the aisle in front of the stage. Cali fornia, Nebraska and Kansas were soon In line and the hall became a bedlam of noise. The first great ovation of the conven tion was fairly under way. Governor Hadley retired from his place on the front of the stage and stood beside Mr. Root and Mr. Watson at the chair man's table. He smiled broadly. Oklahoma and Pennsylvania fell into line. Around the big hall came the procession yelling, shrieking, try ing to sing, cheering Roosevelt and Hadley. It took three men to carry each of the heavy standards which had been especially weighted to prevent such a demonstration. It was 45 minutes since the racket began. At last after about 45 minutes quiet was restored and Governor Hadley spoke. Governor Hadley said there was no misunderstanding between himself and Mr. Watson, "or any other honorable man." He said he would favor referring the resolution but in such a way that no man should be a judge in his own caso. Watson moved to refer the Hadley resolution to the credentials committee. BULLETINS. Elihu Root called convention to order at 11:15. Senator Root and James E. Watson of Indiana and Governor Hadley, the Taft and Roosevelt floor leaders con ferred before the gavel fell. Temporary Chairman Root entered the convention hall at 10:45 and was greeted with applause. At 11:30 Root again called to order and announced prayer by Rev. Joseph Stolz. The unfinished business taken up was Hadley's demand for elimination of 02 contested delegates from the temporary roll. Chairman Root announced that an agreement had been reached between Watson and Hadley that three hours of debate equally divided be admitted. Hadley presented a statement of fourteen members of national commit tee that 92 contested delegates should not be seated. Hadley finished at 11:58 and was followed by W. T. Dovell of Washing ton for the other side. H. J. Allen of Kansas followed Do vell. supporting Hadley's motion. Al len ridiculed Do veil's statements about the Washington primary and quoted figures to show Taft's vote had been small, Allen was challenged to say wheth er he intended to support the nominee of this convention. He said he would "on one condition that the nomina tion is not accomplished by fraud and thievery." A great uproar of cheering and angry shonts followed. Newcomb of New York raised a point of order against interruption. The chair sustained the motion and asked for fair play for both sides. George Record of New Jersey spoke in support of Hadley's motion. During Record's speech a war of heated words broke out In the In diana delegation. The lie was passed between Captain W. E. English and W. H. Dye. Great confusion fol lowed. Mayor Shanks of Indianapolis said Record was a liar. "He can get a scrap out of me if he wants it." ' Senator Hemenway of Indiana said that of the fourteen members of the national committee protesting agaiust committee roll, all but two had been retired from the committee this year. At 1 :35 p. m. an intermission of five minutes was taken so people could depart for the afternoon. It was an nounced that no one departing would be allowed to return. Robert E. Morris of Arizona fol lowed Record in opposition to the Hadley resolution. Thomas II. Devine of Colorado spoke against the Hadley motion. Root at last threatened one excep tionally noisy member of the Texas delegation with removal from the hall. Comparative quiet ensued. Devine bitterly assailed the political methods of National Committeeman Cecil Iiyon of Texas. He concluded amid much disturbance at '2:32 p. m. C. C. Uttleton of Texas supported the Hadley motion. He argued for the regularity of the Roosevelt delegates. He denied Devine's charges and laud ed Cecil Lyon. J. D. Mackay of Michigan spoke In opposition to the Hadley motion. M. j. Galvin of Kentucky opiiosed the resolution. "ROOSEVELT ASSURED 814." But the First Roll Call Gave Only 502. The Chicago Tribune, June 18 said: "Col. Roosevelt has assurances and promises from 614 delegates that they will vote with the Roosevelt men on every proposition in the convention, beginning as soon as there is a roll call this morning. This was the final word from the Roosevelt headquart ers last night." " The first roll call gave the Roose velt proposition 502, a difference of 112 votes. TELLS HER SHAME Girl's Secret Cruelly Dragged Into Public Gaze. Leta Foster on Witness Stand In Libel Case. SHE PLEADS FOR MERCY Attorney Compels Her to Twice Confess Misconduct. Ericsson . Plotted for Her to Trap Judge Gillett. With her face as white as marbla and fighting to keep back the tears Leta Foster today told her story of the Gillett criminal libel cases to a Jury In Judge Whitcomb's court. Twice Capt. Waters forced from the girl confession of her disgrace, only to have the girl relate on redirect examination that it was Charlotte Thomann one of the defendants who caused her disgrace and with the assistance of Detective Medlock sought to use her as a dupa in the plot to defame Judge" Gillett, of Kingman. Leta Foster's testimony consumed the greater portion of the morninj session. In all parts of the court room men and women stood on tiptoe ts catch every word of the country girl's simple story. Sometimes her memory was defective, but only once did she hesitate to answer the scores of fm barrassing questions that Capt. Wa ters hurled at her in his effort to mud dle her story and reveal the dark sid of her life. She Pleads With Waters. "I don't want to answer that ques tion, please, Mr. Waters," the wltnes pleaded with the lawyer who pointed an accusing finger at her when he con nected her life with that of a Topek? man. When the court said she should answer, the girl bit her lip, her face paled and she grasped the arms of tna witness chair in stubborn determina tion to regain control of herself. Then the answer came in even, decided tones. Nothing was kept back and the Jury and the crowd In the court room heard in plain, simple words the story of the 17-year-old girl's disgrace. County Attorney Simon conducted the direct examination. "Did you ever work for Mrs. Tho mann ?" was asked. "Yes. Pretty near two weeks." "What was the name of her hotel?" "The Southerland in Holton." She Tells of Topeka Trip. ' "After you went to Barnes, did you, have a communication from Mrs. Tho-. mann to meet her in Topeka?" "Yes. Some time in January." . "Did you meet Medlock In Holton?'' "Yes. From, there we all came to Topeka." "How were you registered ?" Defense objected , but court said witness could answer if she registered under assumed names. Said that Med lock registered her as Minnie or Emma Johnson and that Medlock and Mrs. Thomann registered as Mr. and Mrs. Chambers. Bv Waters: "Did you see the reg ister?" "I did not. Medlock told us how he had registered." Objection was renewed, but evi dence was held as competent, coming from one conspirator to another. Direct examination renewed by Simon. "At this time, had you met Erics son?" "No, he came in later." "Tell the nature of the conversa tion." "He went to the room occupied by Medlock and Mrs. Thomann and we all had a talk." Ericsson Explains Plot. "What was said there?" "Ericsson wanted me to go to the National hotel and get in with Judge Gillett. Raid to smile at him, to make eyes at him and probably he would ask me to his room." "What did you say?" "I said I wouldn't go " "What did Medlock and Mrs. Tho mann say?" "They told me to go to the hotel the next morning and I told them I would go." "Were you acquainted with Judge Gillett?" "Never heard of him until that morning." "Did Ericsson describe the judge to you ?" "Don't remember. I think he did. (Continued on Page Eight.) THE WEATHER IS. STILL, COOL. Conditions More Like Autumn Today Than Midsummer. For the third consecutive day a tem perature record has been smashed in Topeka- The minimum temperature of 53 degrees registered at 6 o'clock thij morning was the lowest mark reached by the mercury on June 19 in 26 years The weather is pleasant but the tem peratures are averaging eleven degree below normal. It will be remembered that the hottest Sunday ever recorded in Topeka was that of June 25, 1911. The forecast calls for fair weather tonight and Thursday, and from pres ent Indications, according to "Sunny"' Flora, the local observer, we may have more or less sunshine for two or three days. The mercury is not likely to rise to any great extent Thursday. There was Just a trace of rain fn Topeka thi morning at the time the business men were going to their offices. The wind ie blowing 10 miles an hour from tha northwest. The river had dropped V lnche3 in the past 24 hours, the stage being 7.6 feet. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 56 J 11 o'clock 7 8 o'clock 58 I 12 o'clock 67 9 o'lock 64 ( 1 o'clock 69 10 o'clock 64 2 o'clock 71 POSTSCRIPT EDITION. A later, or Postscript, Edition will be issued about 5 o'clock with latest convention news; on sale by newsboys and at news stands.