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about like the father of triplets, "resigned., and
half bored at the prolongation of the tumult.
Various national coinmittcemen sitting near the
s=j)cakcrc* platform proffered kind advice as to
how they would calm the galleries if they had
the gavel. The Senator shrugged his shoulders,
looked at them pityingly and took another
strol! uj> and down. He •caught- sight of Mrs.
Ijongri orth forty feet away on a raised platform,
and smiling over the unexampled tribute to her
father, gallantly threw her ■ kiss. The salut •
was returned, and the unterrlfied and unex
hausted In the salleriep. just to .show that they I
liked that sort of thing, cut loose with redoubled
vigor. The band, the willing: band, came to the
fore with Tata Star Spangled Banner," hoping
ii would soothe some of the patriotic Hottentots
In the galleries. It did nothing of the sort. They
•let out some more links." "Four, four, four
years more!" was the answer to the rhairman
■whenever he raised his hand.
Then came the teddy bear. Just who it. was
that was inspired to lug: one of those large
sized playthings. on to the stage is not recorded
as yet by the faithful historian, but there he was
(let it be remembered that it was Just 2:30 j
o'clock on the afternoon of June 17). raised .
aloft, his bearship folded down in front, like a
jackknife without a spring. That didn't matter;
the Republican Indians liked it that way. Then
Mr Teddy Bear was tossed through space into j
the middle at the leva delegation. That is
where the Taft men hope to get their Vice-
President, and the intrusion was resented. The
bear ana hurJed into the California delegation, j
and tossed along the row' where the Oklahoma
patriots sat, with "Bird* McGuire, national com- j
miueeman. in command. By this time the con
vention was on the verge of a good natured riot.
Mr. V' •':'".• saw that if the bear wont the
rounds »ho police would be needed. He showed
rare discretion and did credit to the new state
by sitting down hard on the bear and fighting j
off those a li.. tried to set it away.
"It was not out of disrespect to the President, (
bat because I was afraid of a riot," said Mr.
At Mm end of ten minutes the delegates were
tired at the applause, and at the end of twenty
it "as i bore. With ten more of the same kind
of iliing they were angry and began to hiss and
shake • -1- at the galleries. At the end of forty
minntcs. with the noise as bad as ever, the
chairman and delegates were desperate. By this
taaae the convention galleries were completely
dominated by the claquers. The claquers got
their inspiration mainly from the Texas dele
gates, who. w hen the applause began to subside,
at the prompting of Cecil Lyon. a whilom third
termer, who would wave his sombrero from the
platform. Jumped on -hairs and began it again.
At '2:4'J o'clock, after forty-six minutes of tu
mult. Senator L«odge resumed, amid a deafening
racket, a speech which immensely pleased the
convention. Be talked for several minute? with
out being heard ten feet away from the plat
form. Reason finally resumed her throne in the
domain of the inextinguishable, and some of the
gallery brethren looked ashamed of themselves
for overdoing it. Senator Lodge then turned on
the cold water.
'That man is no friend to President Roose
vH;." said he. looking particularly hard at the
Texas delegation, "and does not cherish his
name and fame who now, from any motive.
Fecks to urge him as a candidate for the great
office which he has finally declined. The Presi
.dent has refused what his countrymen would
gladly have given him. He says what he means
and he means what he says."
"So do we:" yelled an unreconciled shouter
from the gallery.
"And his party." continued the chairman, "and
■mtry will respect his wishes, as they
honor his high character a:;u gnat public ser
The Senator's speech bristled with utterances
that were greeted with applause.
"We differ from that J Democratic] party in
soaae important particulars,'* said he. "We both,
it is true, have a past and a history, but we
treat those possessions very differently. They
wish to k«-cp their past a profound secret. We
seek by all means to publish ours to the world.
To the youth of the country they I the Demo
crats] say, 'Judge us solely by our undiscov
ered future." We say. 'Read our record. Judge
us hy our past and present, and from these
)<»arn what we are. what we have 'been and what
■• i mean to bo.* "
Bneafctag of changed economic conditions, the
i hairnitM; said :
"On the mm side were the radicals of reaction,
who resisted any change at all; on the other
side were the radicals of destruction, who wished
to change everything. Between these two ex
tremes the Republican President and the Repub
lican Congress were compelled to steer."
"When Senator Lodge finished his speech he
was Immediately surrounded by a congratulating
throng of national e©mmltteem>n who we;-.- near
liirn on the speakers' platform. Not a sentence
had been missed by them, nor by the majority of
persons who Sued the vast halL With perfect
enunciation the Senator bad delivered his mes
sage, and th<» consensus of opinion was that it
was one of the greatest efforts of his career.
Theodore E. Burton, who is to nominate the
Secretar>- of War to-morro-.v, was loud in his
i.rais' ■■■' d c speech and declared that it should
hr- printed and scattered broadcast throughout
ill* country, while among others who expressed
iheir el- approbation were Senators Scott; Car.
ter. <"*urtis, Hemcnway, Fulton and Penrose.
Th p second day's session was everything that
could be naked for In the way of a convention.
Th« weather was beautiful. When the sun got
around to the west in the afternoon the rays
cam* Through the tilted glass transoms in the
vaulted roof of the Coliseum, shedding a golden
haze on tIK- thousands below. The hall was
filled before 12 o'clock, the hour set for the
Baaafoau and there was entertainment. In the
musicians' gallery far up In the end of the hall
.opposite the platform. Miss Beatrice Fischer
Krlanger first sang "My Old Kentucky Home,"
and Th»n "The Star Spangled Banner." Be
neath her feet, almost, was a striking facade to
the little gallery, making it appear as if the
singer was standing on the back of a huge
eagle with wings outstretched.
The police arrangements were as perfect as
skill and forethought could make them. The
convention hall police knew their places and
worked in conjunction with the city police. The
sergeants-at-arms and awnraasegters and pugrrs
were alert and respectful.
The oijeninu prayer by tiie H>\ . Ur. If. c
Let the
Run Your
It will save you mu<.h
valuable time and
contribute greatlx
to your comfort.
15 Dmy Strmmf
"Waters, of Chicago, was impressive. After read
ing from the Episcopal ritual a prayer for the
President and those in authority, he closed with
the Lord's Prayer. In which the delegates and
others joined.
Then came a feature which lent color and
sentiment to the scene. Senator Lodge recog
nized various delegation leaders who In brief
resolutions called attention to the presence at
the reinvention "to-day of men who had been
delegates at the l>j>uMi. an conventions in IS.V,
and 1S«K». (me was from Minnesota, one from
Indiana, one trom Michigan and one from Wis
consin, and when the veterans reached the plat
form thry in turn received a round of cheer*.
The marching clubs had the right of way after
ti,e contention was fairly opened, and before the
report of the credentials committee was pre
sented. General Edward C. Young, commander
of the Illinois National Guard, was in general
command to-day. The clubs came with bands
and banners, the line of march was stralgl t
through Convention lialL In the aisle imme
diately in front of the platform, • Knox! Knox!
KnoxV shouted the Amerieus C]ub, of Pitts
burg, two hundred strung They were followej
by the Blame Club, of Cincinnati, a famous
marching organization, wearing white stovepipe
hats and frock coats and carrying a huge banner.
Next came the Cannon boomers, with a banner
informing the reader that they were **Uacte
Joe's Neighbors." the band playing •Tammany."
to whith the words of a Cannon march have
been set. •
The p. C. Knox Club, of Philadelphia, came
next, followed by the Marlon Club, of Indiin
apolis. shouting for Fairbanks. The Hoosle.«
got a great reception. Senator Beveridgo
jumped on a chair and led in the cheering for
his nelghobra. The Taft Club came in sin-in^r
•O-H-I-O." to the tune of "Roll, Jordan Roll."
and they brought with them a stuffed elephant,
borrowed from the Hamilton Cllub. of Chicago.
The Ohio singers stopped and sang a parody on
"Harrigan." and other songs, making the young
men carrying the elephant very weary. They
finally set the elephant down. Mr. and Mrs.
Nicholas Long-worth arrived while the elephant
was walking around. Mrs. L<ong-worth wore :i
small checked black and white plaid, and black
hat and blue flowers.
< >ne of the most important acts of the day, and
onn. having great significance, was the adoption
of the report of the committee on credentials,
seating the Taft delegation? practically in toto.
If ther* had been any lingering doubt of the
Taft strength it disappeared before this de
cisive action, which in effect placed upward <>f
seven hundred delegates In the Taft column.
Next in importance »nd most remarkable w>
the final acceptance of this result by the "allies"
without the formality of a dissenting minority
report and without carrying the question to the
floor of the convention for the open fight which
had been long threatened. Instead of this all
further opposition seemed to crumble; those who
had promised trouble quietly accepted the inev
itable, and thus the path was cleared for the ful
filment of plans already well matured for the
nomination of the head of the ticket. The "fa
vorite sons" still have, however, their bands of
steadfast supporters, who will show th»ir loy
alty when the first ballot is taken.
Each Candidate Will Have Onl/i
Two Eulogists.
Chicago. June 17— An agreement was reached
to-night by representatives of all the candidates
by which the nominating and seconding s*peech<-s
for President w-ill be materially curtailed. This
agreement is that only one nominating and one
M-condine: apeech shall be made for each candi
date, .'fid that the long list of seconding speeches
which have been heretofore announced ivill be
The speeches for Secretary Taft will be by
Theodore K. Burton, of Cleveland, placing the
Secretary in nomination, and George A. Knight.
of California, seconding the nomination. Thft
speakers who have relinquished the honor of
seconding the nomination are Senators Dollivt' 1 .
of [ova; Hurkett, of Nebraska, and Borah, of
Idaho; George H. Williams, of Oregon, who was
Attorney General in the Grant Cabinet, and
Henry Lincoln Johnson, the negro orator, of
A similar curtailment occurs in the lung list
«.t" seconding speakers of th*» other candidates,
but the exii<-t list of those who will retire from
the oratorical arena was not definitely arranged
to-night. This determination was reached be
cause the proceeding.-; were promising to be
greatly prolonged by the large number of
United States Sc-nator J. B. Foraker. of Ohio,
will be placed in nomination for President by C.
B. McCoy, of Coßhocton. Ohio, and the nomina
tion w ill be seconded by W. O. Emery, of Macon,
Ga. Mr. Stevenson, who is looking after Mr.
Fonker'fl interests, declined to give any esti
mate :i> to the number of votes it was expected
the Senator would receive, but contented him
s<lf with the assertion that he would receive
the support of "a good number of delegates."
Sound of Cheering Transmitted to
Washington, 'Tis Said.
Chicago, June 17.— 1t ix said to-night that Presi
dent Roosevelt himself was an actual listener to
the wild demonstrations of enthusiasm which grept
(•A his name in the convention this afternoon. Re
markable as thl.« may seem, it Is accounted for by
the following circumstances:
Hanging ten feet above the heads of the- dele-
Rates and immediately in front of the platform are
four black disks, looped by wires and Joined by a
email central cable leading from th« hall. Many
have wondered at these discs, believing them to be
a part of the system for electrical display. As a
matter of fact they are a combination of telephone
and phonograph, taking up the proceedings as they
occur and transmitting each swell of oratory and
each throb of enthusiastic applause. According to
the reports to-night one of the wires was cut Into
the White House early this, afternoon, and the
President in person, with the receiver to his ear,
caught the words of Lodge as he electrified the
vast assemblage, and the echoing shouts which
ebbed and flowed for full forty-six minutes. It is
said, moreover, that the President, pleased with
the demonstration, made his feelings known to
some of the leaders here, and then, contented with
i he outcome, went out to drive.
Said to Have Sent Telegram to Hi. Personal
Cbltagu, Julie — It was tutdii to-day that » tele
gram to Edward Glint.--, who Is zrgM.rded as Gov
■MMM Guild's personal representative In the Mass*
setts delegation, expressed the Governor** In
tention to stand by hi* -Vie*- Presidential Loom
until the last gun was fired. The lines having been
drawn substantially between East and West In the
situation, and New York being practically out of
tits n^lii, it became an interesting question whether
the Katt could unite on any man who could rally
also support from the West and South. In this
connection the names of Governor Guild and ex-
Governor Murphy of New Jersey were most fre
quently mentioned.
Buffalo. June 17.— -Th« nominating committee
at the state. Grand Army of the Republic conven
tion held » meeting night and decided on the.
following ticket, which will be. elected to-morrow:
State Commander, William H. Daniel?, Ogdens
burj,-; *eriJ"r vice-comma nder, William A. Boyd.
New Tork, junior vice-comma nder, Robert P. Bush,
Hort-th^ad?, chaplain, Henry Clay Woods, B*Ul
( ontinued from Hi -I pugr.
was nlfo asserted to the members of the com
mittee on resolutions by those close to the ad
ministration that if they failed to adopt the
anti-injunction plank, so-called, there was every
likelihood that Secretary Taft would, in his let
ter of acceptance, declare for Buck a statute und
In terms even stronger than those which he
asked that the convention insert iv its plat
A further evidence of the importance in which
the administration holds the adoption of this
plank was furnished to-day when a delegate
who owes his seat in the convention to the ad
ministration declared that as a member of the
full committee on resolutions he would vote
against the plank. Kvery effort was made to
induce him to alter his decision, but without
avail. Finally, Frank H. Hitchcock was sent
for and he reasoned with the recalcitrant mem
ber, who finally said that he had promised »
friend to vote against the plank and that noth
ing but a telegram from the Executive would in
duce him to break that promise. The tele
gram, signed 'Theodore Roosevelt," was re
ceived in less than an hour after the statement
was made.
The platform has bee,n framed, plank by plank,
by the sub-committee, and when that committee
adjourned the opinion was expressed that no
contest would occur in the full committee except
over the "anti-injunction" plank. There has
been, unquestionably, grave doubt as to the ud-
V ■■ Willy of Inserting this plank even amon£
the stanch friends of the administration, many
of whom have felt that It would have been far
better had the Secretary never undertaken it.
but there has also been a widely felt belief that,
the proposition having once become an Issue, it
would be Impolitic to the last degree to reject it.
The assertion of the "reactionaries" who are
so vigorously opposing the plank, that the labor
ing men all vote the Democratic ticket anyway
Is emphatically denied by Secretary Taft and
his advisers. In fact, it is asserted by them
that votes cast by men engaged in manual labor
contributed largely to swell the magnificent ma
jority given President Rooßevelt four years ago.
They say. therefore, that the proposition to
Ignore the wishes of the moderate laboring men
who ask the inclusion of this plank is folly, and
that it is not in accord with the principles of the
Republican party, which is the party of all the
people alike and which has won Its long line of
victories on that ground and only because of
that fact; that it is the party which has always
stood between the American laboring man and
the competition of unprotected foreign labor;
that it has received the manifest approval of
the best class of labor in its prosecution of com
petition destroying trusts, and that, without at
tempting to cater to the extreme demands of
labor agitators. It can now command their re
spect and their loyal support by Including in its
national declaration of policies expression of a
purpose so to confirm what is the general prac
tice of the courts by statutory enactment as to
preclude the even remote possibility of injus
tice to the men whose labor contributes so mate
rially and essentially to the prosperity of the
Beginning at 10 o'clock to-day the sub-com
mittee resumed its work in the hope of com
pleting it by 4 o'clock, the time set for th^ meet
ing of the full committee, but when that time
came the sub-committee was compelled to ad
mit that it was unprepared to present its re
port, and the full committee took an adjourn
ment until 9 o'clock. At that time the sub
committee was found to be still undecided, and
another adjournment was taken.
While the sub-committee was in session the
greater part of the day, there were two or three
rather prolonged intermissions, and before the
day closed it became evident that the injunction
, Kiusi- advocates were playing for time. There
was no period of the day when a vote could not
have been taken in the sub-committee and the
injunction plank Inserted, but, appreciating the
fact that a favorable result was not so certain
in the full committee, the supporters of fie pro
vision nought for and easily obtained the delay
which they seemed to consider necessary before
bringing tin* matter before the complete organi
The time during the recesses, as well as the
time in which the committee was engaged in
discussion, was devoted to strenuous efforts by
both sidf* to increase their strength on the full
committee. For the first time since the fight
began the friends of the administration appar
ently became fully awakened to the seriousness
of the situation, but. being aroused, they were
quite as zealous as their opponents in present
ing the situation to their fellow eoinmitteemen.
The opponents of the piank who are members
of the committee called to their assistance a
number of outsiders, and neither element lost
any opportunity to advance the interests of the
anti-injunction clause side. The President's
friends cited an occurrence in the committee is
indicative that their opponents are willing to
subordinate everything else- to the injunction
question. At its session yesterday the sub
committee had urder consideration a resolu
tion declaring in favor of single statehood for
the territories of Arizona and New Mexico, and
laid It on the table by an affirmative vote which
included most, if not all. of their antagonists.
To-day, when the sub-committee met. on*» o?
them moved to reconsider the vote by which the
resolution was lost, and all of them cast their
votes in favor of reconsideration. This has been
Interpreted to indicate that when the test vote
comes in the full convention on tho injunction
plank the members of the committee from those
two territories will be with their friends, the
opponents of the provision.
The formal proceedings of the sub-committee
during the day consisted of thp consideration of
the various planks of tlie platform as pre
sented to the committee. All these were care
fully gone over, and many changes In phraseol
ogy were made. There were also some altera
tions of an essential character in some of th?
more important declarations, so that, if the sub
committee's draft is accepted, the plafonn will
be found to be in some particulars, though in no
essentials, different from the draft of the docu
ment which was prepared in Washington. All
the proceedings except a. few hearings wen con
ducted behind closed doors, and none of the de
tails was given to Use public.
Say Anti-Injunction Plank Means
Nothing More for Unions.
Employers of labor In this city. Individually and
r.r members of u»soclations, sent telegrams yester-
Uay to the Kepubllean National Convention, pro
testing strongly against the Introduction of the
proposed anti-injunction plank in the platform.
Commissioner Walter Drew, of the National Erect
ors' Association, on behalf of that oody sent the
following- telegram to Congressman Sereno B.
Payne, member of the committee on resolutions for
New York:
The members of our association, who manufact
ure and erect substantially 75 per cent of
all the structural Iron and steel used In this country
protest most emphatically against the insertion of
any plank In the platform, limiting th« powers of
our courts in labor cases, or questioning their In
tegrity as unwarranted and unjustifiable and not
only opposed to the. spirit of our American institu
tions, but also an a mo«t injudicious attack upon
th« business interests of the country at a most
unfortunate time.
C. K. Cheney, secretary of the Allied Iron Asso
ciation*, sent the following tei«. ram to Mr. Payne:
«•»* Allied Ir»n Association* mt Maw Xork Cltr
Knitted Underwear
(not the closely woven
kind) with* consequent
interstices between the
stitches, gives the proper
ventilation for Summer.
Our Gauze Merino ab
sorbs ' perspiration per- j
fectly. For men, women
. -and children.
Woven label on every j
garment. i
'::,) ( Vfn« Blnhest Award) '
i TTSifiM Hosier I
Wholesale Dept., no Franklin St.. New York
d , slr , to roister their
attack upon, business interests.
Commissions *rew BaM that at least 50 per
c*nt of its individual members also sent t el <>£rams
of protest. In a statement made on behalf of the
association, nmon* the Judicial decisions quoted up
holding the right of labor to oncan^ and strike
!* one of .Mr. T.ift, when judge of the United States
Circuit Court In 1904. _.-,
( After ' pointing out th 3 right of employes to
organize into or Join a labor union which should
take joint action as to their terms of employment.
Judge Taft said: ..■' .. . ..\'.-'
1 uuiiuitr.l from flritJ purr.
U~was repeated from mouth to mouth through
out the evening.
Some members of the Illinois delegation, on
the other hand, decided that Senator Burrowss
selection unquestionably Indicated that the ad
minirtrution had Its eye on Governor Deneen.
and in some quarters there was entertained a
pleasant anticipation of Mr. Deneen's being
removed from the political equation in Illinois
This boom, however, found most favor with the
anti-Deneen faction In Illinois. The enthusiastic
cheering of the President during Senator
Lodge's speech added to the conviction of the
more thoughtful that the Taft administration
forces would be able to thoroughly command
the situation whenever th*y got ready to take a
hand and that some person not yet mentioned
might be brought forward by them. This proved
depressing to the managers of already estab
lished serious booms, such, for instance as thOM
of Vice-President Fairbanks and Representative
Sherman, and some of the advocates of these
movements insisted that It was useless for them
to do more until they learned the wishes of the
Presidential nominee.
The attitude of Governor Hughes In replying
as he did to the telegram of Representative Par
sons has not increase! the Governor's popularity
with the members of the delegation from his
state who say that his attitude, however logi
cal it may be. la not dictated by a realization
of the practical situation, and that without,
doubtless Intending to do so the Governor is
merely preventing "Jim- Shermans nomination.
The Taft people, however, say that whatever
might be the effect of Mr. Hughes 1 * course undor
such circumstances, it is rash judgment to say
that the Governor's course is the only obstacle
to Mr. Sherman** nomination.
The present programme of th<* Taft people is
to make, the selection of the Vice-Presidential
candidate at a separate session of the conven
tion, to be held on Friday. They expect that the
Platform will be adopted and the Presidential
candidate nominated to-morrow and that ad
journment will then be taken until noon on Fri
day, when the candidate for second place will
be chosen. This, complain the -allies." is to
give the committee on arrangements" an oppor
tunity to perfect and issue its orders.
The friends of ex-Governor Franklin Murphy
of New Jersey are jubilant to-night at the im
proved prospect of making Mr. Murphy the can
didate tor Vice-President A. N. Dalrymple, the
Murphy manager, saya that the withdrawal of
Vice-President Fairbanks from the ra« c means
that Mr. Murphy will be Taffs running mate.
-Then- was a tentative agreement between
the Fairbanks and Murphy men that if we
couldn't nominate Murphy we would swing to
Fairbanks." -said Mr. Dalrymple to-night. 'While
we have no distinct pledge that the Fairbanks
men will return the compliment and help u<;
nominate Mr. Murphy, we feel assured that that
is what will come to pass. Mr. Murphy was in
consultation to-day with some of the New York
leaders and learned that tliere was absolutely
no hope on their part of uniting on a candidate
for Vice-President. Tl:e delegates are instruct
ed for Governor Hughe?, and will vote for him
until a President is named. It will then be too
late for them to get together on a candidate for
Vice-President We are certain of some of th«
New York delegates. We received to-day as
surrances from Charted F. Brooker, the Connect
icut leader, that the Connecticut delegates would
vote for Mr Murphy on the first ballot.
"The strength of Murphy on the first ballot
is going to be a big surprise all around."
The New Jersey delegates have made ar
rangements with the Alabama delegation for
New Jersey to take the place of Alabama on
the rolicall, and Mr. Murphy doubtless will be
thf first one to bo nominated for Vice-President.
The Murphy headquarters are thronged to-night
with callers.
Said StT.ond Plp.ce Lay Between lowa Gov
ernor and Mr. Fairbanks.
Chicago. June 1.. Cummins or Fairbanks tor
Vice-President said the Cummins men at the be
ginning <>f to-day'» activities, and they were adding
that Fairbanks would not take tin- nomination
if tendered, ami that if h** WQUid lake it. the ad
ministration would not accept him. The support
ers of the Vice-PreHldent did not i"! v moment ac
cept this analyst* of th« ■lttuttlon, but contended
that, with the Presidency disposed of, the sup
porters of thr successful candidate would be only
too glad to Welcome the I r!i<.>[iilliutlo[i of the Vlc«-
President. They also urged that Udder such pres
sure as wus likely to be brought to bear on him
Mi Fairbanks would not be able to refuse to per-
lit the use of lila name.
The lowa supporters or Cummins are reusing
In numbers, and they made an earnest effort to
obtain the Support of the full delegation tor their
limn, but BOOM of them air still lit In In their ■•!>
Senator Borah, who started the Cummins boom,
took note of the lowa movement, and aaM that
the outsiders Who favored Governor Cummins
would now wait upon the Governor's own State.
Chicago, June 17.— The California delegation In
executive sPSRIon to-day decided unanimously to
cast its vote lor Oeorme A. Knight, of San
Francisco, for Vice-President. • Other Western
states ar» expected to line up for Mr. Knight. Th-»
i 'allfornitins also count on the support of n num
ber of Southern delegates in return for th« vote, if
that state to-day in opposition to the £i :ke r«*olu
tio». * ■•:• '.-■"
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and the
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Convention, b>f Close f'oh . Kill* Re
duction of Represcnt<iti<m.
I r.y Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Chicago. June 17.— The basis of representation
to the Republican National Convention from
the North and South will remain the same for
four years more at least.
This was decided by the convention this after
noon after one of the most determined effort? in
the history of that organization had been mad"
to bring about a change. Four hundred and
seventy-one delegates' voted to reduce largely
the Southern delegates and 506 voted that the
number be left unchanged. It was a majority
Of only thirty-five votes, and the Ohio delega
tion saved the South. Although this state
would have gained eighteen delegates by th"
proposed change, thirty-eight member? of the
delegation voted with the Southerners, while
the remaining eight took the opposite position.
It was a bitter fight, and while the vote was
being counted the hall wa* in absolute silence.
It meant much to the contestants, and they
realized it. When the vote was announced tin'
uproar wa* tremendous. Texas "Bangers" and
Georgia "Crackers," Virginians and monntsineera
from Tennessee, "black and tans" from Louisi
ana and loyal unionists from Missouri mount* d
their chairs and cheered the action of Ohio, and
t!n- Taftit--.« shouted l>a<k at then with >\:iv:n;c
The resolution bad been previously defeated
in the committee on rules by a vote of 24 to 17.
The fleht began when Senator Warrea moved
the adoption of th<- report prepared by the
committee on rules. It embodied practically
the ru!es of the last convention and contained
no mention of t *i«- reduced representation.
Hardly had the Senator cloned when Repre
sentative James Francis Rurk*-. of Pittsbury.
lrrt-<entfd the minority report, which embodied
his original resolution reducing the representa
tion of Southern States.
Mr. Burke made a vigorous speech in ad
vocacy of the minority report in which he de
clared that its adoption was a matter of sfaaple
Justice tc> tli<- Republican voters in all th»- statr*.
He contended that it would be tin- nn-ans of
building up the Republican party in the South
and would within a few years bring about a
complete rehabilitation <«f Southern representa
tion. H>- cited several Instances in which be
asserted jjr>-:it injustice had been done t<> North
ern Republicans in the matter of representation,
and as th»- most glaring instance of this showed
thai South Carolina averaged one delegate to
every 136 voters, white Ohio averaged only one
delegate to every 13.6 M voters. The resolution
ivaa supported by General Keifer. of Onto; Rep
resentative James Watson, of Indiana, an.l .1.
W. Wadsworth. Jr., of New Tork, who pledged
the support of his delegation.
Governor Willson of Kentucky made tin* first
speech in opposition. He declared that thp
resolution would place the power of nomination
in the hands of th«» five largest state.* and that
the others might as well be entirely eliminated
a"« to suffer such a reduction as was proposed.
He pointed out that the first action along the
lines advocated in the resolution should era** in
Congress, where the Southern representation
should be reduced to fit the number of delegates
to the convention. His arguments wer« rein
forced by those of J. A. Reynolds, of Arkansas:
Myron T. Herrick. of Ohio: H. C. Warmcuth. of
Louisiana; James Johnson, a negro, of «;»n>rs:ia.
and T. B. Raid, of Virginia.
No Changes Made — National Committee to
Regulate Choice of Delegates.
Chicago, Jim.- I".— The decision w:is rea.-hed i..
day by the committee on rules and order of bust-
n«SS that there should be 1.., cbaasjv In the repre
sentation from the territories, the District of Co
lumbia and tht insiii.tr possession*. An effort i->
reduce the number of delr-i;ate3 from New Mexico.
Arizona urul Hawaii from six to two fulled by ■
decisive vote. Back will be entitled to Iwu »leU-
gdtes each, a.« heretofore.
The question .I th*- methott which .-!.«. i..- pur
sued In electing the delegates w»* settled' by giving
authority to the national committee to determine in
>•;.. li cone whether th«s elections should be by l-rlni.i
i if * or by conventions.
■ Worcester. Mass.. June 17. — Associate Justice
David .1 Brewer, of the United States* Supreme
Court, who arrived here to-night to attend the
commencement exercises of Clark College to-mor
row, was sauced for an opinion In regard to Iha
injunction lan modification suggested for the Re
publican platform at Chicago. He replied: "I am
opposed to it."
Justice. Brewer declined to add anything to hi*
statement to-night, but It la understood that in hi*
address to-morrow before the Clark College stu
dents be will itacasa the roalUt at some length.
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130 and IK fl^-f M Ml, New \»rk.
Embodying Views of American
Federation of Labor.
Chicago. June IT. - When the sulHiommittM at
thirteen of the resolutions committee began busi
ness at 10 o'clock to-day the doors ■' their * mm '
bly rooms were thrown open temporarily for an
purpose of granting i t<v>nty-roinufe heara* :■»
representatives of tiie American Federation of La
bor ami the Illinois M -ir.ufacturers' AM<f '-
President Samuel Gompe.s aT; Vi«-Pr?r.dn:M
Keefe and Duncan appeared for the " ttWT ' i
and at the beglnntag of the hearing; *. arm—
sug S este<l th. following as a plank in Die jUiJorm^
ravins that it contained tat enxbodSSMSt * *-
Federation's views:
The Republican party '"tfiSff *W t£
K reat emancipator. Abraham Lincoi "■ d dnl
declared that "Labor la f rl ft'? "v of iltwr and
of capital. Capital l» onlj Jb^r kid not Sr«:
could never have existed l f J a °? r "i? a i and de
existed. Labor is the supe rwr -i .^v.t^h hi ,
server much more consideration. WJ>P>
wise and human*- VoUcj ™* ™? a % n chatte!
stricken from th« limbs of four lo^. £
slaves. The P.epublican party *"£ bright,.
Stanch defender of property an.l proce "^'jaj
vet holds and declares thai P^™^- te ea
in.m ; .n liberty are and^ S%s£
titled to the first an.l h>S ;hest con^-"f4m «nr
organizing the new con>!:tions ar isin? ,
marvellous Industrial .levelopment. our p«p
our nation realize the fact ass
industry and commerce of our time "W" l^
new law and ne%v ,-on.epts of la» m u»M K
acted to conform to modern l [**? a ™2 r srfal
merce and advance freedom in line : her e»i^
We therefore pledge the K e P»* l £ al Lj^iV
the enactment of a law by c °"«^ . *j - ts »d
Ing to the «a S e earners. of .jr
horticulturists of our < 7' n n t • VS^
gunized effort to the end £W
or its members shall m>t r>e .ejearucv.
comf>inations In restraint of tra..»> uw
We pleds" ourselves to the . fnf" l ?^* ?a a**
to prohibil the Issuance of :n J : "^' o ''t>h injsse
arising out of labor disputes, * '£« ; Si
lions would not apply «.-,-, n.. ■ Lao -m ._ :! On»
isted. and that in no ease slla!1^,. JJ byb v the «f"
Iftsued when there exists a »;*. m , cd :> 0 ; h an P«
.linary process of law: and Mb *£Jg£git
vide that in the procedure for t "^ .■ ; coBt«lB»t
contempt of court the party elted f^^ ted hi
shall When such contempt was not cobbb t»
the actual presence of the court oe enuu
a trial by jury. - . . ..nacrei*" 1
We pledge the Republican part> to _tr.e XX
of to amendment estendteg tie - .. vfrW»
law to all Kovernm^nt employ" anrl trac tan
whether employed by contractor s or su6-c^. a , c *.
doing work for or on behalf of the ttderai P*
ment. „ ,, .nacO* 81
We pledge the Republican Pa*V «£ «{*S tfr
of a law by Congress as far ** 'h f '^'X*K *
diction extends for a general t mp!o ; t 7m O cri "
for injury to body or toss „f life . ;^actm«i-
We please the RepuWl »»P« >u*p**
of a law to the «tent of fe.l-ral " gjass
ins women suffrage and to »?*«*£ "-£S»IS 5
amendment for ratification to the | *" l «* msa .
absolute sufTrage of women. co-«i mi * . *&+
We pledge the Repubtlran partj . «para»
of a law creating a department of ' ""J^Si, »
from any existing «*P" t "^ nt t*2S«^Sww«
it- head having » seat ta th« r '"- s | X ,nact3^
We pledge the RepubHean P»rt> „. £««■•*
of a law for the creation of a .-de rai . --<tfBS»
m.nes and mining. V" f ?»™> x £%L%Z *1 &1
depart of labor, and the , . . , lS *
rtclent funds to thoroughly >» T «»^^SSoßl ■£
mine disasters, so that laws f£™sZ£Z&&
Ye rerommend*d and enacted which win £ ...
terrible maiming and JJ f ""* " f ' K r^ „, the .-,,•♦«•*
We Pledge the Republican partj to trie rt 9R««
of \ tew for the estahtehment^of I"'*^ *
government i-'st;.l saving bank>.
,. lluaK ,, .Tun. IT Th. «,,b-committce of t--
Chlcago. June I..— Tne sup.
committee on resolution, derided not to r^
mend a plank favorln the admiwien of At
and New Mexico as states.
Ul y Te.esrar!. to Th* TribunM
***** Ala.: June 1..-: Mr*. > *>£ ,*»*
son Steagall. wife of Sol k'ttor Hea.j. i£
of the 3d Circuit. B»» *»* •■•■ ' „ ,*•"
• uurW this mornlnK. She had be*".. _ J ct> .
Ul h.ulth. Mr* Steuxall. *ho left
dm was a sister •■■ Jo>eph *>. lh " tllp^. d •»*» *
of int.,.:,! ICevenue for Alaouma and h*-J y
R^Mfeui State Kx.-u.lv- Cjmml ttee. Jm#
delegate to the Chicago convention •«'«
sent for. —
Is a capital and surplus large Snpr^
portion to Its deposits, couple *«
conservative management.
We shall be glad to receive iw «
posits or our real estate clients .«■
their friends.
Capital and Surplus. • 512 r oo °"_
17«8w.v. W. T. 173 ■««■«•• * ' Bk^'
330 ruao« St., j»»*m :l> ..

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