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y" LXVIII .. N° 21MD1.
Iluricrer S-ays He Is Going for
Physician and Disappears.
, v,> drink and angered by the refusal
/ '«. wife to live with him, John Blankmeyer, a
° "track, bartender, went to her home, at No.
I ?fiY>st l** lh Street, yesterday afternoon, and
~f I killing his mother-in-law with a revolver
JJT wounded his wife. After the shooting: he
aMßjpesjna -
Blantaneycr. according to l! "' police, had
Vied recently a two months* sentence In Sing
cilr for ivife beating, and since his release had
t£ n drinkins heavily. During Us stay in
• on jirs. Blank tneyer supported herself, her
r *r«» children and her mother, Mrs. Christina
joining-'-- '■•>• working as janitor in the house
■here th« shooting occurred. For several days
* rkmf , had been pleading with her to live
■J^l again, but to all his arguments she
tamed ■ deaf car.
r ; nding his mother-in-law at the door of the
j^sOTfr.t apartment when lie appeared there at
' S o'clock yesterday afternoon. Blankmeyer drew
s rernlver from his pocket and fired one shot
-t her. al lll<> same time exclaiming. "I'll
"»-pw wi v .ho s boss in this bouse." The bu!
tork effect in the womans head, and aha
ri^ad. Blankmeyer went to the hall
mv and met bis wife, who had ran toward the
dc»nr. smarted by the shot.
.j^pj, f i-ie saw her husband Mrs. Biankmeyer
-urned and fled to the rear of the apartment.
idth him h» suit. As she reached a back
inflow she made a good target, and Blank-
fired, the bullet taking effect in bis wife's
t erk. $b° ff o'l0 ' 1 unconscious. Believing her to be
dead. Biankmeyer dropped his revolver and ran
lark to the front door, stepping across the body
cf Mrs. Moininger as be left the bouse.
Several persons saw Blankmeyer run out. but
did not no? him, as he shouted to them that he
mm ?oiv.z for a physician. Bicycle Patrolman
ittrry AVhite arrived s<:»on after and sent for an
arobulance. Mrs. Blankmeyer was revived on
♦he -nay to the hospital, and said that her hus
tawTs actions bad been due to his intoxicated
rendition. It was said at he hospital late last
r;rht that r-he would recover.
Mrs. Meintager was sixty-nine years old, an.l
Jlrf. Biankmeyer is abn«t forty Fears old. Her
children are Clara, seventeen years old; John,
ja^n y«ars old. and Anthony, seven years old.
w rfi . away from home, else they, too.
nflgb' hive fallen victims.
Beef Expert Predicts Gradual Re
turn to Normal Conditions.
Tb» Chicago b*»f of th* Pchwaraschild
fc Suliberger company, of this city. In a tele
pam -ahich he sent yesterday to H. N. Bute
*r{*r In response to the request of The Tribune
Si the latest developments connected -with the
Ms in the ■ rice of bee* and the time •*«• the
anal range of prices might 1.0 expected, said:
*• opinion is thai the """Vi cattle have
trot rWhed the limit, but -will be very little
**r for some time to come-say. nntn late in
numbers, and that grade of cattle will gradually
work lower from now on.
Tn the ' .Ft Beaten i ■•: be seen the silver
tfrai to the present price cloud. Mr. 6alsbezs;er
»id yesterday that the packers, leapt of all.
liked high prices, and confirmed the statements
rf oth«r packers that there was only loss to
then und«>r existing conditions.
The packers are losing money on every ] >nd
of bf*f th^y sell these day?." saM ::.- Sulz
!«?«& -carHl- -f beef on the hoof is the
rbole «pl«na±iqn of the present advance In
p-ico. ar.d this is a. condiV n of things for which
no set of men is to blame— lt is fust a :.atural
result of the. panic last fall, w!.en more cattle
•sere rushed into the Chicago yards in adv.
to ripet urgent demands for ready cash, than
tre Tiovr handled in a week."
Mr. Enlzberger said the retail butcher was in
th? right when he complained that there was no
mffit for him at existing prices. "In fact," he
added, "no one is making any money no* - Hr "
coeis 'us fully -4 cents a pound, and the market
Wee at wiici we s^i. to the retailers is to-day
Dij cents. Where ,-,-.. come in?
"And. In addition to selling: at losing prices.
ti« are always, in each times as these, r. num
fc»r cf Email failures among the butchers, and
*« lose ■■ that way also."
Sow that grass cattle have begun to arrive at
Chicago. Mr. CiiiU ln 1 m I believed, conditions
•wiA change gradually for the better, and the
Jieopl* 01 New I rk would have no cause to
err.; - of *rh prices throughout the sum
Vails of Iron to Shut in Home of Horses
■eac Central Park.
Jphn T\ - , ,rr- an architect, has +■■"■ plans
*- • Boperistendeot Murphy of the Buildings De-
Unrr.e^i for ihr^e fences. torty-two feet •.•!!, to
** jWQt for Matilda Dreyfus, Rosalie Abraham an-1
Qaika K»&*y. owners, respectively, of the four
•tory <iwe:jing Rouses it X«. 2 and i West R'tii
■t««t an« 3 No. 4 West 90th street.
A On etory r«-.artiing stable was built in DS at
* :- : "R>st SKrth street, a 'street theretofore re
*tolet*d to ar'artmr-rit houses and l Is* class flat
feousf-s £JJ( j j, r ;vate dwellirgs, as the result of a
* i£ a?Tf* merit Tilth a property .-•-•■-■
***r the price ashed • .- a BRtßll strip of land In
**c rear of his lot, nw-doo 4 to make the Ktb street
■ttssttabhs for the. apartment houses.
B^€ iron fences were put up la tlie. rear of the
*>ts in Central Park T\fet to shut out the view of
tbe stable. These and the propose*! fences would
!*« Sn tl.«> Ftabte with -..■■- and make it
<*« of ilanhatta»'« realty curiosities.
*" J - B. thill Drowns Herself in Lake
"While Visiting Brother in Minnesota.
jH&Mi June If-.— Mrs. I '• Tuthill. of
Brooklyn. Bisi'-r of J. S. PotneVoy. cashier of th«
■*■•« NaTiona] Hank of Minii»>apoiis, comreJt
>fl euicid* to-^sy by junipinß into I,»ke Ifinne
*•■*». »' Breezy Toint. the pun-.mer home of the
*—*">■ . ;,;, F TothUl has Hered for some
''ft* from rr.Hanr'iolia. end came West recently
9 hope or b<-n*fittinK her health.
h ? k)r> - JU' *• ]5.— A dispatch from Seoul says that
7^"* a new arranp^roent all of the property hith-
Patrolled by the imperial household is now
r£ S«ftrre<J to the state.
•M»S. SAGE MAKES GIFT $100,000.
•"- 1 *- Kuss-u ftap^. who contributed |6,« M toward
2^^** <lf a Ending for ii,< Long Island City
«'j!f rb " f t)l0 I{ ai!v.ay Young iien'i Clirisliail A.—
-stifjn. Las raised her gift to IW),<*»>, wlji-.-li will
the tm irc oust.
•lAAVs P^-ta-.irjnt Park Row B!dg. Coolest
*** Wa::-.,. „„ ; ,;■ • v .;>•.«„,., dlnacr. Mu.-i'-. - A.i.l.
Tn-dar. fair.
To-morrow, fair; ra*t wind*.
Big Crowd Sees Police Break Into
Alleged Gambling House.
Acting on information that a gambling house
was being run in West 33d street, near the "Wal
dorf-Astoria. Inspector Steinbruck and Acting
Captain Murphy, of the Tenderloin station, ac
companied by their men. descended on the place
last night with axes, and after smashing sev
eral doors succeeded In getting fifteen prison
ers, three of whom were held on the charge of
keeping and maintaining a gambling house and
the others as common gamblers.
The place raided is almost opposite the Wal
dorf-Astoria. A big crowd was attracted by the
noise caused by the smashing down of the doors.
Many patrons of the Waldorf hurried to the
street to see the fun. The street was soon
blocked by a mob of curiosity seekers. Thou
sands of theatregoers Joined the throng.
Aero- ding to the police the place started busi
ness only a few days ago, getting its patrons
chiefly because betting has been stopped at the
About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon Captain
Murphy assigned Detectives File, Kenny. Shea,
r.yan and Clare to look into the "tip." The men
took the elevator and went to the eighth floor
of th" building, which was raided later. They
waited for hours, bat were unable to gain ad
mission. Finally, about 7 o'clock, they deter
mined to use force. A score of plainclothas
men were called to the scene. Every possible
avenue of escape was guarded, and when the
final word was givn by Inspector Steinbruck
the men began to swing their axes with a will.
When the last door had been broken down the
police say they found a. room filled with men
wearing evening clothes. The room, the police
say. was lavishly furnished. Roulette wheels,
hundreds of packs of cards and a complete pool
room outfit were seized by the raiders, they say.
leather couches. Oriental rugs, mahogany
desks, tables and chairs, with gambling para
phernalia to match, made up the floor furnish
ings of the rooms, and a number of fine oil
paintings, gorgeously framed, were on the walls.
None of this luxury was disturbed.
While looking around for other material that
might be concealed about the place, Detective
Clare saw a negro crawling und»r a desk with
a telephone apparatus on his back.
"What are you doing there?" asked the de
••XothinV replied the negro. "I'm all right.
I'm cleanln" up."
•Well, well:" retored the detective. "That's
what t\e're doing. You come along!''
At the Tenderloin station George Wilson, of
No. 302 West 54th street, and Edward l^ynch.
of No. 243 West 63d street, were charged with
keeping and maintaining a poolroom; Frank
Smith, of No. 102 West 72d street, was charged
with operating a roulette wheel, and the other
prisoners, who gave fictitious names and ad
dresses, were charged with being inmates of a
gambling house.
Bandit and MotarmtM Roth
Wounded on New Orleans Cat.',
New Orleans. June 16.— Three men attempted
to hold up and mt> p streetcar on the outskirts
, -- • . city in broad daylight this afternoon.
As a result Henry Odell, one of the bandits, has
a bullet v. omul In the thigh, and Ernest Be
vfere, the motorman, is suffering from a similar
The three l^andits boarded the car. levelled re
volvers at the conductor and demanded all the
money he had. The conductor sought refuge
with the motorman. who grappled with Odell.
In the fight between the motorman and Odell
the laiter'a revolver was discharged twice and.
each of the. men was wounded. The other two
bandits made their escape.
Cool Property Dj/namifcd in Penn
gptvania After Labor Troubles.
Butler. Perm.. Jtin*> I«.— The plant of the Royal
Ooal Mines at Argentine, near here, vras de
stroyed by dynamite to-day. In addition to the
Plant the cr.al tipple was wrecked and a large
section of the railroad track torn up. Windows
in forty-six houses were shattered. The loss will
For e^rne time labor troubles hare been ex
perienced at the mine?, but recently it was be-
Heved the differences had been adjusted. An in
vestigation is being made and several arrests
are expected.
Foreign miners have refused to return to work
since the explosion.
Took, Beer to Get a Wager Down
and Wine to Get It Cashed.
The problem of getting a bet down at the race
track under the present strict interpretation of
the new law was solved yesterday at Gravesend
In a rather Ingenious way.
A man who was anxious to waster $10 on a sup
posed "good thing" approached a onetime book
maker and asked what price he would lay against
Ry«» In the fourth race.
•'Oh. 4 to 1." was the response, "but i don't
know you, and don't care to be arrested for ac
cepting the cash."
"That's all right," replied the anxious bettor:
"com" and ba*« a brer, I'll pay with a $10 bill
snd you can pick up the change. Of course. I'm
getting a shade the best of it, but you won't mind
They had the drink, and five nunutrs later a
crrtain man rooted long and hard and shouted Ju
bilantly when Ry« gallr-ped home in front. He
then rushed off to find the "memory broker" and
net his money, but the same old problem confront
ed Mm again.
•11l tell v'U." slyly mounted th«* onetime
layer, "'ome and have a botUe of wine: I'll pay
for it with a *•» Mil »r,<l vmj can pick up th«
change. Of course. I'm potting a shade 'ti* beet
of it, but you wont mind that."
The wine was opened and the transaction com
j.i.i..-). and then th« bettor turned away, i«mark
ing: "It cosU something to win a bet under the
Agw • i Ist* law."
I>ondon. June 16.— Th« House of Commons to
night passed the second reading of the. old ace
pension bill without opposition. The bill, bow
over, is likely to be greatly modified la com
St Petersburg. June It— The Don ma to-night
adopted the government bill for tf.f double tra-.k
in» of tn« SilK-rinn Railway
Permanent chairman of the Republican National Convention.
Administration Word May Change
Second Place Nomination.
{By Tp!«praph to The Tribune.)
Chicago, June 16. — Unless word comes from
Washington in the near future favorable to some
other candidate, Vice-President Fairbanks is
almost certain to be re-nominated. On the other
hand, th? motto of the adminstratlon is "On<)
fight at a time," and nothing will be done by
the adminstratjon forces in support of any Vice-
Presidential candidate until th* 1 platform fight,
Is won, and possibly not until Mr. Taft is nomi
The present programme of Frank IJ. Hitchcock
i? that the convention shall adjourn after Mr.
Taft's nomination. During the recess the Vice-
Presidential question v.ill be settled. The like
lihood of the Taft forces taking a hand after
they have disposed of other problems is very
considerable, and this injects a feature of abso
lute uncertainty into the equation as it now
stands and renders every prediction hazardous.
In th» absence of such word from Washing
ton,-however, the drift Is strongly toward Mr.
Fairbanks notwithstanding repeated declara
tions from his friends that he will not run,
which are generally interpreted as their caution
against placing him in the position, while a
candidate for first place, of being possibly un
successfully receptive of the second.
This drift is due to the absence of any other
candidate on whom there is a general disposi
tion to concentrate. Senator George D. Perkins,
chairman of the lowa delegation, is said to-day
to have received the following telegram from
Mr. Dolliver:
I think Mr. Fairbanks ought to be rebominated
in ca^e Taft shall be chosen. Mr. Fairbanks lihs
sacrificed his active relations with public life by
accepting the office of Vice-President, and no
man in the history of the government ha.* proved
so satisfactory as a presiding officer in the Sen
ate. If he is not available it looks to me as if
we ought to find some strong man in New Tork.
If it is thought that the. nomination otielit to go
to the West, let us pick out some bright y^ung
man in the Pacific states who could he relied
upon to make a good campaign.
The Taft people, however, will refuse to admit
that Dolliver is out of the race.
The disposition to follow any lend from Wash
ington is so strong that the report circulated
here that the White House had suggested Gov
ernor Cummins gave a. decided boom to the
A majority of the lowa dr;cpati"n adheres to
the Allison-Dolliver faction, but Senator Borah,
of Idaho, who is leading the Cummins move
ment, met with the lowa men to-night in an ef
fort to persuade them to favor the promotion,
of Mr. Cummins. The Cummins men argue that
the very factional reasons which made Doiliver's
nomination in their opinion undesirable sug
gest the wisdom of turning to Cummins. They
say that if Cummins remains in active politics
he will contest I>olliver's re-election as surely
as he would precipitate a fight to fill the vacancy
caused by Doiliver's election to the Vice-Presi
dency, and that the objections which the con
servative Senators have made to Doiliver's nomi
nation lest they have Cummins as a colleague
alnng with I^a Follette, would not apply to plac
in ( . -nmins in the Vice-President's chair. They
say also that Cummins is a strong tariff revis
ionist, and as the platform is to declare for re
vision, he would be able to render great assist
ance in the campaign, as h^ i.= one of the best
vote getters in the West.
If the New Tork men were not tied hand anil
foot by the logic -if Governor Hughe?., who has
not made himself a candidate, and therefore
cannot withdraw bimself, or If the s-tatt> had a
candidate of unquestioned strength to hold in
reserve for the Vice-Presidency, it could almost
certainly get the Domination. But while the
N'pw York delegates are waiting for Taft's nom
ination before caucusing on a candidate the
situation is likely to crystallise, and when th^y
tinallv vote to present Representative Sherman
as the state's choice, according to the general
expectation, it may be too late. .Mr. Sherman
has undoubted popularity with present and for
mer Congressmen from other states, but out&ide
of New York many are doubtful of his vote get
ting power. If )< were definitely announced now
that Sherman was New fork's candidate the
Situation might be different, but he hits not the
commanding personality to i" held as an • r
fective potential candidate, if New York had a
second Hughes in addition to the one to be sup
ported for President, the mere suggestion that
at ths-> proper time he would be brought forward
would settle the matter, but the delegates arc
rot disposed to delay the shaping of affairs for
i ..I.; in.. on dix-nnd pii£T.
i,r.i\r In twip hour* See N*«- Jthpv Central Bch«tl
uU. on pale 1. Tart IV. NO BMOKB. NO DUST.-
His Adherents, in Majorit?/ on Com
mittee, to Prepare Document.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Chicago, June. There is a lively fight
scheduled for the resolutions committee over
the anti-injunction plank of the platform, but
Secretary Taft has indicated hi? absolute in
sistence on the Inclusion of this provision, and
his supporters propose to fight to the last ditch.
The Taft people have an obvious and large ma
jority in the sub-committee appointed to pre
pare the document, which is In session this
evening, and they claim a strength of 33 out of
a i ■••.' membership of 53 in the full committee.
They predict that there will be little difficulty
in obtaining an agreement on the tariff and
other important planks, but recognize that all
the influence which Speaker Cannon can summon
to his assistance will be exerted to reduce the
administration majority on the full committee,
and. while confident of victory, they admit that
defeat is not ■ absolutely Impossible.
The sub-committee adjourned at 12:20 o'clock,
having passed upon most of the planks, except
those relating to injunctions and the admission
of the territories. Most of the planks were
Action on the anti-injunction question was
postponed until 1O o'clock to-morrow morning.
Adverse action on the admission of New Mexico
and Arizona as separate state? was Indicated by
the sentimetit of the speakers. There were two
or three divisions and in each case the vote
Ftood f> to 4 in favor of the administration's
When Chairman Hopkins appointed the sub
committee he selected a strong administration
for< c. The thirteen members of th<* committee
jir^ rated as follows: For the Administration —
Hopkins, of Illinois; Long, of Kansas; Kellogsr,
of Minnesota; Ellis, of Ohio; Crawford, of South
Dakota: Clark, of Wyoming; Warner, of Mis
souri; Ballingcr. of Washington, and Groner,
Virginia. The opposition members are: Crane.
of Massachusetts; Payne, of New York, and
Dalzell, of Pennsylvania.
In choosing the opposition Senator Hopkins
kept his word to Speaker Cannon, a r id put on
the committee the strongest men the opposition
could select. It is hoped that this will result in
the fight being completed in the sub-committee,
and that when that organization makes its re
port it will he all over. The sub-committee met
this evening, and expects, after sitting for some
hours, to adjourn for the night to meet again
early to-morrow, and to complete its work by 4
o'clock to-morrow afternoon, to which time tho
full committee adjourned this evening.
Before appointing the sub-committee the full
committee heard statements from the advocates
and opponents of various propositions which it
was desired the committee should consider.
Mrs. Charles H. Henrotin spoke in support of
a woman's suffrage plank and warned the com
mittee that as William J. Bryan and Mrs. Bryan
were both cordial advocates of female suffrage,
the Republican candidate would forfeit the
female vote in states where woman suffrage
prevailed it' the desire of the women waa not
Hugh Puller. legislative agent of the Asso
ciated Brotherhood of Railway Employes,
spoke in favor of the anti-injunction plank
and was followed by J. A. Emery, of New
York, general counsel for the Manufacturers"
Association, who opposed the plank.
Gilchrist Stewart, the negro attorney who
defended tbe dismissed soldiers of the 2.".th In
fantry before the Senate Committee on Militaary
Affairs, urged the adoption of a plank in favor
of restoring the discharged soldiers to the army,
other propositions advocated were inland water
ways extension and abolition of the requirement
t'nat immigrants be required to have at least
$ioo on landing in this coutry, while onr peti
tioner. Mr. Cowan, representing the packing in
dustry, opposed the minimum and maximum
provision of the tariff plank. In the Interest, he
said, of tbe cattlemen.
Numerous more or less ponsational rumors nre
being circulated around the hotel lobbies this
• veiling For instance, it is maintained that
President Gary, of the stool TruM. is on tii^
ground working for the anti- injunction plank,
;iiid thai George W, Perkins, partner of J. P.
Morgan, is lure for the Fame purpose. On the
other hand, it i* known that Charles C. Glover,
president of the Riggs National Pank, which is
assumed to be closely associated with the
Standard Oil Company, is here in opposition to
the anti -Injunction plank. At a lati- hour this
evening Representative Tawney made the claim
Continued on nernnd inifjr.
Tin ■•liikif stylish eyeglasses, .-.ill at Spencer^;
.... new Blsight Torlc Pebble*. Now 5* Maiden Lane.
National Gathering of Republicans Meets in Chicago
Anti-Injunction Fight Waxing Warmer — Mr. Fairbanks in Lead 'for Second Place
on the Ticket.
[By T>!»graph to The Tribune.)
Chicago, June 16. — There is a possibility
that the Presidential candidate may be named
to-morrow. There is some conflict between the
Taft forces and the "allies" ever the prepress
of the convention, the former desiring to pti^h
on to an early conclusion and the opposition
sparring for time. The present prospect is that
the committee on credentials will complete its
work before the convention meets at noon to
morrow, which will make possible the ratiff
cation of the permanent roll and the election
of the permanent chairman, in accordance with
the report of the committee on permanent or
ganization, which recommends the selection of
Senator I^odpre for that office.
— ■ ■ „.■ •■ . ■ ...-■.
Following: the election of Mr. Lodge he will
deliver his formal speech as permanent chair
man, and it is possible that the nominating
speeches may then begin, although no definite
decision on this i>oint has as yet been reached.
It is obvious, however, that the committee on
resolutions will not be able to report until
Thursday, unless there should be an evening
session to-morrow.
The Vice-rrcpidential situation is still prac-
Convention called to order by Temporary
Prayer by the Rev. William 0. Waters, of
Report of Committee on Credentials.
(If the Committee on Credentials is not ready
to report, the other business of the convention
will be suspended and the visiting marching
clubs will be received by the convention.)
After the convention has acted on the report
of the Committee on Credentials the reports of
the following committees will be called for:
Permanent Organization.
Rules and Order of Business.
Selection of members of the Republican Na
tional Committee.
Selection of honorary vice-presidents.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribunal
Chicago, June 16. — The Republican party, as
sembled in its fourteenth national convention in
the Coliseum here at noon to-day, elected Sena
tor Burrows, of Michigan, temporary chairman,
appointed its committees and adjourned to meet
at 12 o'clock to-morrow.
The clerk of the weather did his best as a
faithful servant of the administration and sched
uled an absolutely perfect day for Chicago. The
bright sunlight and the cool breezes from Lake
Michigan put the crowds in good humor as they
took their way from the hotel lobbies to the
Coliseum, with flags and streamers which flew
gayly In the wind, making the brightest possible
Conspicuous in the throng moving down Michi
gan Boulevard just before noon, was the Blame
Club of Cincinnati, with Charles P. Taft.
brother of the Secretary of War; ex-Governor
Herrick of Ohio, Arthur I. Vorys, Secretary
Taft's Ohio manager; Governor llarrts of Ohio
and "Garry" Herrmann, president of the club,
in the lead, and ex-Ppeaker Keifer, in his blue
swallowtail coat, following close behind.
Social pleasures have played a prominent part
in this gathering, and inside the convention hall
the galleries were thronged with gay'.y gowned
women. Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. the Presi
dent's daughter, and her husband were In the
section reserved for the diplomats and distin
guished guests, just back of the chairman's
platform. They sat immediately to the right of
the chairman and opposite the section on the
floor occupied by the New Tork delegation. The
British Ambassador, the French Ambassador
and the Belgian Minister were conspicuous in
the diplomatic contingent.
In contradistinction to the appearance of the
convention hall four years ago, when an heroic
portrait of Senator Hanna occupied the place of
honor over the speakers' stand, the decorations
were confined entirely to flags and bunting. The
only portrait seen was one of Taft on a banner
carried by the Blame Club, which was so poor
a "likeness that the crowds did not at first know
whether it was Roosevelt or Taft, although they
cheered it enthusiastically on general principles.
A liberal use of flags gave the naturally bare
convention hall a notably brilliant appearance.
The • 'hio and Pennsylvania delegations occu
pied the peats of honor immediately in front of
the platform, with the New York delegation next
on the left. The entire New York representa
tion, with the exception of ex-Governor Odell.
were in their seats before the convention was
called to order. Senator Depew was conspicu
ous in the delegation, but the seat which in for
mrr years was occupied by Mr. Tlatt was this
year filled by his alternate. State Senator Altds.
The evidence afforded four years ago that the
day of the torchlight procession in Republican
politics and of attempts to convert convention
halls into beer gardens, with megaphones and
sensel ,-ss nhoutlng. had passed was confirmed
to-day by the orderly although enthusiastic
bearing of the throng inside the vast auditorium.
In lfl<>4 the democratic newspapers made much
of the alleged apathy of the Republican dele
gates a* shown in the failure of iimomlili mTi
tically unchanged, the now of sentiment, her©
sett me; strongly toward the renotnlnation of
Mr. Fairbanks, with the likelihood that when
the platform contest has been concluded thw
Taft forces will take a hand ami settle the
question, pnssflrfy accepting Mr. Fairbanks, but
more probably another candidate. .
The committee on resolutions has appointed
a subcommittee to adopt a platform ami settle
the various points in dispute, chief of which
is whether or not the anti-injunction plank
shall bo Included. Mr. Taft has Instructed
that effort be exerted la save it. and Speaker
Cannon is exerting all his influence to have It
stricken out.
The committee on credentials, after decidlc?
to give brief hearings to all contestant', has
up to a late hour ratified the work of the na
tional committee, seating only Taft delegate*
in the states reached, and, there being little or
no prospects of any deviation therefrom, tb*
South Carolina contestants have withdrawn,
and the Louisiana contestants have done th&
same, believing they can reach an agreement
among themselves.
to convert themselves into howling dervishes
for the amusement of the galleries and the en
largement of press dispatches, but the 2,500.000
popular plurality for Roosevelt demonstrated
that th« enthusiasm which th* Democratic:
scribes failed to- find In the shouting of Jun»
was far more effectively employed in the voting
of November.
There was no lack of enthusiastic cheering at
points In the proceedings which naturally called
forth expressions of Republican approval. But
the old, idiotic custom of trying to make notss
records by artificially stimulated and mechanical
ly prolongM pandemonium has been happily
abandoned, and a Republican National Conven
tion has come to be an orderly instrument of
sane- and intelligent government.
Large as the hall is the delegates were able
to follow the proceedings as they have rarely
done before, and their interest manifested itself
in frequent and hearty applause on every oppor
tune occasion, which was a much more certain
index el real feeling than the senseless clamor
of tradition at every mention of any honored
party name. The initial mention of the names of
Roosevelt and Taft was greeted -with applause
which broke into hearty cheering:, as were also
certain salient phases in, th* remarks of the
It was 12: 15 o'clock when Captain Harry S.
New, chairman of the Republican National Com
mittee, first rapped f"r attention, and 12:22
o'clock when he finally obtained comparative
quiet and announced that the convention would
-be in order." After referring briefly to the Re
publican party as having the must brilliant his
tory of any political party in the world. Mr. Nerr
called upon the chaplain. Bishop Muldoon, of
Chicago, who offered a short invocation, closing
with the Lord's Prayer, in which he was accom
panied by a large portion of hts hearers.
As the secretary. Jolm R. ■■"■■* whose pow
erful voice Is one of his Qualifications for the
office, rea»! th« call of the national committee
he raised a general laugh by his pronunciation
of the name which most people call Hawaii.
Mr. Malloy called it "Haw-Waugh." At th»
end of the reading of the call Mr. New an
nounced that the national committee recom
mended the selection of Senator Burrows, of
Michigan, for temporary chairman, which sug
gestion was promptly accepted, and Mr. Bur
rows began his speech. He read from notes,
slowly and without great force.
His paper was a carefully prepared and com
prehensive review of the affairs of the nation
and Cm achievements of the Republican party
in both the executive an: le-'-itive branches
of the troven. m«, supported by extensive sta
tistics and strikingly suggestive of an annual
mess, ge of the .-.lent, except thai " lacked
Mr. Roosevelt's peculiarly picturesque phrase
ology and dynamic method of expression. In
fact. Mr. Burrows seemed unable in the Im
mense auditorium to command those magnetic
qualities of voice and delivery which, when he
was a younger man. enabled him SB arouse th*
unbounded enthusiasm of hi., audiences when
ever he devoted hi* oratorical powers tt> the
service of the Republican party.
Nevertheless. h»s audience followed his re
marks closely and at many points he as in
terrupted by applause. •he first instance oc
curred at his mention of President Roosevelt,
when delegates and galleries broke into hearty
handclapping. When he referred to "the match
less Secretary of State. EU'ui Root." Mr- Long
worth, who had before sat sllnt. started th»
applause, which vas take* up by the New Yor«c
delegation, and. like a wave, spread through the
entire convention, .mother io-»»- Atlon of
approval greeted the statement that ultimately
the American flee would CO d«wn over ths rt-tl-

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