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you LXVIII. .N° 22,490.
l jjjiccrsity Club Leads Demonstra
fan at His House — Fireworks
and Music Features.
fFrnm The TribTir.s B^iresti 1
: Tr&r v j:irt orl - .";-•' IS. — Wher. Secretary Taft
I „—, e r« *----. th* War College to his home.
«*>ctly bp'^ rP < o'clock, he was greeted by a
V." cj-otviJ which had assembled there in an
jjclpation of Ms appesrar.ee. The Secretary
in-xei ar.d smiled his thanks, arid after shaking
j^-ds democratically -with sonw of his nelgh
h6r s „.■-• directly to the dining room.
Pf an hour later he was the central figure
- - of the most brilliant and impressive im
urCTrtu demonstrations that Washington has
seer.. The welcome had been planned
vi&out Mr. Toft's knowledge by the members
c» the strong and influential University Club.
.j*.;,!^ horr:e is diagonally. across the street from
the •j- £ -- house, and Its arrangements •were > kept
Dusk having ■sit fallen, the vicinity of the
hoe end the University Club house was
qslekly transformed into a scene of brilliancy.
» c engineers corps band from the Washing
ton Barracks was stationed on the grass along
is £ ftreet side of the club building. The
c&biouse was brilliantly lighted, its doors
zz& windows were Thrown wide open, hundreds
c ' university graduates swarmed within and
TithoEt the building, and at the corner di?
iIsTJ off firf «orks -were made.
Dattae the hour that the serenade was in
jsrojress the neighborhood was illuminated with
Kores si boxes of red fire, which tinted the rich
rreea foliage of many trees along 16th and X
ftreets with all of the hues of an autmnal sun
frt. Skyrockets, giant bombs which sent forth
tMS* and stars high above the roof of the
clabhouse. the music of the band and the
$!r£irc of college songs, transformed the usually
$:::« residence neighborhood of the most fash
jintb'f iw streets of Washington with inspir
is; scenes of enthusiasm.
Meanwhile the front door of the Taft man-
Mi was wide open and Mrs. Taft and her
•lighter Helen were busy receiving callers,
rfciie Secretary Taft was in the dining room
j&nafcirig ■-■■: his supper.
Soon after 5 o'clock the Chief of Police and
a half dozen officers specially detailed to han
ix the crowd of nearly five thousand persons
cared the sidewalk, and the club members,
jed by the band, marched across the street to
■ftt sidewalk in front of the Secretary's house.
xiere they took up their position. Dr. David
I Dsy, of the Geological Survey, vice-prcsi
feß«f the club; President MacFarland of the
Sani of District Commissioners and former
lad States District Attorney Henry E. Davis.
*Jh« spokesmen ■of the ...club. • entered the
"■fcretarv'& front yard.- and when the standard
**kret ot the v<* : appeared, a moment later.
five tmnflrefi lusty university voices gave him
l. routing welcome.
Dr. r>ay began the speechmaking by declaring
that nearly three years bad elapsed since the
Uaiversitj' Club, which was formed largely
ttrOHgh the influence of Secretary Taft. who
far two years served as its first president, had
jlsce3 Secretary Taft in nomination for the
Presidency at one of its annual banquets.
ilr. Davis, zr. ardent Democrat, when called
ipoa, replied:
llr. Secretary, a little over -■•' years ago it
en my privilege us- a member <>f the University
Cab to be the first to name you for the Presi
dency. 1 a::; neither a prophet nor the son of
l prophet, but to-night yuur fellow members
cf the University Club, without regard to party
tfiUstin::. come t<> welcome you as the standard
><ar«- of a great party. We also wish to Ust
*aa know that we are looking forward eagerly
ts March 4. with the hope that the prophecy
■stich we have made may be even better ful
led than it has been to-day. riay God bless
J»s. Mr. Secretarj*!
■r. Tsf: was KB the verge of replying, but at
monient the band struck up Tammany.*'
to tfcat tune the o<>» clubmen sang the fol
bvinj parody:
Taft for me,
Taft for ire.
He is our next President.
Tan for me,
Taft for mm,
L'm-unl-uni-unii ersity.
"■'■"„:•- .- the demonstration Mr Taft was
fading in the centre of his front yard in the
(a* -• the red fire and waiting anxiously for
acscxt prank of his fellow clubmen. Commis-
Ktser Macfarland was then introduced as the
'BStseotattve of the municipal government of
** City of Washington. He said:
Hr. Secretary .by anticipation, and on very t-hort
•■fee at that'll permitted this evening by
•£t University Club to offer you the congratula
tiaa of all the people .if the national capital:
♦ : is bearry twenty years since you first came
"rettf* in Washington. You first came here.
*i decades ago, to serve as the Solicitor Gcn
*^J of the UnUed States, and ever since then
I'm have b*-en one of us. You have taken a
•■* £nd abidiJig Interest and pride in the
frwth ar.d development of the national capital
'■- ■*•* are counting on your support and syaa
**tiy to make the national capital first in
* r «Tthir.g. T\v.. as your fellow members of
•fcUfciversity Club, come to-night to extend our
r**l«olitloas to you as you stand forth as
~*£T*a: leader of a great political party and as
Wit Prr-side:u of the United .States. We
■f^.elad to be the first to celebrate your nomi
**'ior., and next March the people of Washing
2™i?? a take . .sure in doing for you what
Wstrict of Colombia always does — to inaug-
c * s * you v Presidmt."
■i Ari^r vociferous and repeated rounds of
•^'aaerous cheerier Secretary Taft replied:
r£-.- r;-i
*y itllow members of the University Club:
% T'>u don't expect me to make a speech to
- rat-mud, kss a political speech. A grrat
gj** has fallen upon me to-day— to lead a
•stt. Political party in the contest that Is t>
2? Tfci* expression of good fellowship I
2* r- .:• • as I d»em it the expression of
•jM *W from any fellow olub members. We
,f ' I don't regard it as a political
rf-onstrdtion it all. but merely as the good
**■*.- O f my j^-jghbors. It 5? one of your num
? »>•■■■ whom a l .-'•.' ■•'■ has been <on
r"**fl a:id to whom you are here ■.. extend •<»«!-
horse 5- in Ohio but circumstances have
P^fd my bf-Ing in Ohio for a number of
j^.s X>uring th*se years of absence, half of
fci ' : h{lS ' or<n spent in Washington. Look
jMt pM> present Max or of Washington. Corn
jTp !fl Sf-r Uaefsriaae her*-, you would not think
; go back in memory twenty years to
2 i !R1 * f hat I first fame to Washington. A->
nark S* nsr, „u r acquaintance h-g:.MI. ar.«i
***** l r 'a'iz"«l how line Washington i - as
"*««*» city. From that time I have realized
"oillUuied mi -.Utli P-S*
To-dajr, fair and warmer.
To-morrow. ;alr; tenth wind*.
Fair- | La | For- Rose-
Vote States | Taft H'ghes Cannon banks Knox F'lette aker i velt
22 Alabama 22 *-| .. . j . . j .. ! .. j •• j
18 Arkansas 18 ..] .. ', ..] . . | . . j . . |
20 California 20 . . j . . | . . . . | . . | . . j
10 Colorado 10 .. i . . ] . . , . . . . j . . ]
14 Connecticut 14 . . j „ j . . j ... .. j . . j
6 Delaware 6 .. ! . . j .. .. .. | . . |
10 Florida 10 .. j .. .. .. , .. .. j
26 Georgia 17 . . j .. 1 .. | . . 8
6 Idaho 6 .. | .. | .. j .. j .. |
54 Illinois 3 .. j 51 . . | . . j .- |
30 Indiana -- j .- 30 .. j .. j
26 lowa 26 .. j | .. . . ! ..
20 Kansas 20 .. j ..'] .. .. j .. |
26 Kentucky 24 .. j .. 2 ... .. |
15 Louisiana 18 .. j ' .. j .. |
12 Maine 12 .. j .. , .. j .. j .. ; ...|
16 Maryland 16 . . j . . j . . j ... . . | . .
32 Massachusetts 32 . . | . . j ... . . | . . j . . j
28 Michigan 27 . . j 1 •■ j,•■ I •• j
22 Minnesota •• | -• j •• ; •• ; •• j
20 Mississippi 20 . . I . . < . . | . . { . . j . . ;
36 Missouri 36 . . | .. | .. | . . ! .. \
6 Montana 6 . . j . . j ... . . j . . j .- |
16 Nebraska 16 .- j . . j . . j . . .• j . . j
6 Nevada ' 6 . . j . . j .. , . . j . . j . . ;
8 New Hampshire 5 .. j .. 3 .. .. j ..
24 New Jersey 15 3 2 4 . : j . . j
78 New York 10 65 »f ..; „| .. J ..j
24 North Carolina 24 . . . . j . . . . j . . |
8 North Dakota 8 . . J .» ... . . j .. j
46 Ohio 42 .. | .. j .. | .. j 4
14 Oklahoma 14 . . | . . . . j .- j .. j
8 Oregon 8 •■ ! •- j •• • •■ I
6S Pennsylvania 1 •• I »•» • • I • • 64 •• • i • • 3
8 Ehode Island 8 . . j . .
18 South Carolina 13 ..j 2 .. .. 2
8 South Dakota 8 •• | . . | .- j • • .• | •- j
24 Tennessee 24 . . j . . \ . . | . . . . ,
36 Texas 36 .. . | . . . . i . . j . . j . . j
6 Utah 6 . . ! . . . . . ; . . I .. . j
8 Vermont :- • • 8 ... . . j . . ; . . | . . |
24 Virginia 21 2 i •• •• i •• j •• i *
10 Washington 10 . . | . . j . . j . . \ .■ j . . |
14 West Virginia 14 . . J .. . . \ .. | . . j. .. |
26 Wisconsin 1 •• ! •• I 25 . . j
6 Wyoming 6 . . \ .. \ . . j . . |
2 Alaska 2 •• I •• •• •• •■ j •• I
2 Arizona 2 . . | . . . . j . . j . . j
2 Dist. of Columbia... 1 •• i •• I •• i •• I II
2 Hawaii 2 . . | ! . . j .- |
2 New Mexico 2 . . | ! •• |
2 Philippine Islands... •- I
2 Porto Rico 2 . . !
980 ToUls 702 67
Summer Hotel on Top of Mount Washington
Gorham. N H.. June IS.— The Summit House,
a summer resort at the top of Mount Washing
ton known to thousands of tourists, was burned
to-night, together with a large stable nearby.
Situated a*- an elevation of over fix thousand
feet above "the sea level, the burning buildings
nrpeented a brilliant spectacle, which was visi
ble for a score of miles in all directions.
The burned buildings were owned by the Bos
ion & Maine Railway Company, and were Ism*
by the firm of Barron & Morrow. The buildings
were valued at about *».«». an.l were not in
sured In the loss of business during the com
ing eeatori. however, the lessees estimate the
♦otal damage at about H'JO.""**
XEW- YORK. FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1908.— FOURTEEN PAGES. - Th ;7SS !»',:,',.
Republican candidate for President.
tOpyrlßht. IPOQ, by Harris * Ewlnc )
58 40 68 25 16 3
Gives Assurance of It Now That Nomina
tion Is Made.
Washington, June IS —"Until the convention
made a nomination every Republican had a right
to have his oi<>e." said Senator Foraker to
night after hearing of the nomination of Sec
retary Taft for the Presidency, "but row it Is no
longer a <juesti«>n of men, but a -juestion of
, rir tv In this way Secretary Taft become* my
,-andidate for the Presidency, and while under all
the circr liaUnrm I can probably do hut little, ye:
I shall do all I can to help el<=-< t him Repub
licans "'l' n " u l|i:ii r '* Urn ' li "s among them
■elves and turn nil their guns o n the common
its yuriiy ho* made It famous." —^Advt
Washington, June 18.— Immediately upon
receiving news of the nomination of. Secre
tary Taft for tho Presidency, President
Roosevelt said:
I feel that the country is indeed to be
congratulated upon the nomination of Mr.
Taft. I have known him intimately for
many years and I have a peculiar feeling
for him because throughout that time we
have worked for the same object, with the
same purposes and ideals. I do not be
lieve there can be found in the whole
country a man s« well fitted to be Presi
dent. He is not only absolutely fearless,
absolutely disinterested and upright, but
he has the widest acquaintance with the
nation's needs without and within and the
broadest sympathies v/ith all our citizens.
He would be as emphatically a President
of the plain people as Lincoln, yet not
Lincoln himself would be freer from the
least taint of demagogy, the least tendency
to arouse or appeal to class hatred of any
kind. He has a peculiar and intimate
knowledge of and sympathy with the
needs of ah our people — of the farmer, of
the wage worker, the business man, the
property owner. No matter what a man's
occupation or social position, no matter
what his creed, his color or the section of
the country from which he comes, if he is
an honest, hard working man who tried to
do his duty toward his neighbor and tow
ard the country, he can rest assured that
he will have in Mr. Taft the most upright
of representatives and the most fearless of
champions. Mr. Taft stands against privi
lege and he stands pre-eminently for the
broad principles of American citizenship
which lie at the foundation of our national
Said To He Agreeable to President
and Taft.
[By Telfgraph to The Tribune 1
Chicago, June iS.-President Roosevelt and
Secretary Taft have just agreed to accept Con-
Sraasman Sherman, unless some new and better
man can be found before morning. It Is be
lieved here that this practically assures Mr.
Sherman's nomination.
Nebraska* Shows Interest in La
FoUette Vote. However.
Lincoln Neb.. June IS.-WillJam J. Bryan re
ceived news of the action of the Republican
National Convention at his Fairview home this
afternoon and evening and evinced considerable
jntPiest in the result Mr. Bryan asked to be
told the vote on other candidates and ..as
especially Interested in that for Senator La
Follette. , „
He said he had no comment to make on th«
convention's work, but would soon, probably
to-morrow, prepare a statement of his views on
the Republican platform.
festival holiday to-morrow, str Hendrtek
Hudson «P» Sir. K*W York down. Music.-Advt.
Secretary of War Gets 702 Votes— His Nomination
Made Unanimous.
Platform, Anti-Injunction Plank Slightly Changed. Adopted, Minority Losing
Fight for Amendments.
William Howard Taft. Serrrtn \ <■'' U'-ir. v rhnspp is the Repub
lican candidate for President by the Republican convention at (. h.raso
yesterday on the first ballot. Rearing 702 ballots out of a total of 980. with
one delegate absent. A great demonstration marked the prese!>?ati"ri of
his name, and the nomination was made unanimous.
The others nominated and the number of ballots cast fVCVt: Senator
Philander C. Knox, of Pennsylvania, <;;s; Governor Charles K. Hughes
of New York. 67; Speaker Joseph. (T.( T . Cannon, of Illinois, .58: Vice-Pru
dent Charles W. Fairbanks, of ImiiiMa, 40: Senatot Robert M. La Fol
lette, of Wisconsin, 25; Senator Josepti B. Foraker, of < )hio. 16.
Three votes were cjjst for Prosidrnt H-'^-^ ; v '<■>■•■.<, ■}■>■ P' nn^yl
vania delegation, although, he was not mentioned for nomination.
Xo nomination was made for Vice-President. At an early hour this
morning Taft supporters were still conferring as to candidates, but had
received no intimation from him. \\ bile his preference is for a Western
man, New York delegates were hopeful over the outlook foi Congress
man James S. Sherman, of I'tica, for whom they will cast their 78 votes.
Mr. Taft was nominated by Representative Theodore K. Burton, of
Cleveland, and the nomination was seconded by George A. Kmght, of
California. The motion to make the nomination unanimous was made
by General Stewart I>. Wood ford, of Xew York.
The platform, with minor changes in the anti-injunction plank de
cided on yesterday, was adopted by a viva voce vote in accordance with
the majority report of the Committee on Resohitions, after futik at
tempts to amend it in accordance with the minorify report.
Secretary Taft received the news of his nomination in his office at '
War Department, while the President learned the tidings while playing
The convention adjourned at .5:22 p. m. until 10 o'clock this
Convention called to order at 10 o'clock by
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, permanent chair
Prayer by the Rev. Tobias Schanfarber. of
Nominations for the office of Vice- President
of the United States.
Appointment of committees to inform the
The extension of thanks to the convention of
ficers and to the city of Chicago.
[ By Telegraph *"> The Tribune. 1
Chicago, Ju:.e 18.— William Howard Taft, of
Ohio, was chosen unanimously to-day by the
Republican party in its fourteenth national con
vention as its candidate for President. The first
ballot gave Mr. Taft 702 votes out of a total of
97S cast, but as soon as the burst of enthusiasm
which greeted this announcement could be con
trolled the chairman recognized General Wond
ford, of New York, who announced that he had
been requested by Governor Hughes and in
structed by the united New York delegation to
move that the nomination be made unanimous.
This motion was promptly seconded by Penn
sylvania, Illinois. Georgia and Michigan, and
was carried unanimously.
To-day furnished the climax to a remarkable
convention, in which the machinery has been
from the first under the absolute control of the
officers of the convention, in which every effort
to produce a Roosevelt stampede has been met
and checked without its producing the slightest
influence on the delegates, and in which the
initial ballot resulted precisely as was predicted
by the Taft manager. Frank H. Hitchcock,
more than two months ago. •
Senator Lodge. a« permanent chairman of the
convention, has shown himself a masterly pre
siding officer from, the time he took that im
pc-rtant position, and has been ever on the alert
to prevent the success of the radical element
which, with the aid of the galleries, ha? sought
to divert the purpose of the party as declared
in the constituencies and to stampede the dele
When Representative Burton, of Ohio, ende.l
an eloquent speech nominating the Secretary <;f
War with the name of Ohio's favorite son there
occurred the real demonstration of the day.
When the name of Ohio was reached in the roll
call of the states the delegates started a cheei
•which lasted for two minutes, but they desisted
to lis.en to the forceful address of the distin
guished Ohloan. As he finished the Ohio delega
tion gave a cheer which started the ball rolling.
and one delegation after another Joined in.
Texas led the shouting and displayed a banner
consisting of a huge pair of trousers labelled
-As panto the hart for cooling streams, so
Texa.s pants for Taft."
The Taft banmr of the Blalne Club w ;is pro
duced, the Philippine delegates raised a little
K irl to their shoulders and cheered like mad.
and finally the Ohio delegation started a "mar. h
around." headed by ex-Governor Herrtck.
Charles P Taft and Governor Harris.
The galleries caught from the ohioans the re
frain. -Tnft. Taft, Big Bill Taft,- and marked
time with it as the march proceeded, while other
delegations Joined in Mr. Burton, who had Just
received a large bouquet of pink peonies from
Mrs. Henry W Taft and Mi-s Louise Taft.
waved it aloft as he marched, while Miss Taft.
an exceptionally handsome young woman, clad
In white, wtth a large red hat. was a conspicu
ous figure in a »ide «ailery. where she wavtd a
large silk flag in unison with the refrain. Mr 3.
Longworth and her aunt. Mrs. Robinson, stood
on their chairs, just above the press section, and
waived blue banners at the cheering crowd.
The enthusiasm wa3 not without its effect on
the New York delegation, which was soon on its
feet cheering- with the rest. The delegation had
been joined by one of the Red Cross nurses la
attendance at the convention hall, a Miss Lan
; der, who. in her whit* costume and cap and
with'a large silk flag, incited her companions to
ever increasing enthusiasm, and they in turn.
each provided with a large flag", surmounted by
a handsome silver spearhead, contributed their
part to the unanimity of the demonstration.
Mrs. worth, who gave every evidence of
enjoying the outburst of enthusiasm, was never
still a moment. When not waving the blue
flag with which she was provided she pounded
on the floor alternately with the staff and her
f parasol. Finally a crayon portrait of Mr. Taft
of heroic size was brought in and carried about
the hall, giving fresh impetus to the cheering,
which had -already lasted twenty minutes.
It was not until the delegates had exhausted
their energy by twenty-six minutes of continued
cheering that Chairman Lodge succeeded in re
storing comparative order, a task in which he
was materially assisted by the extraordinarily
powerful voice of George A. Knight, of Cali
fornia, who had taken the platform to second
the nomination of Mr. Taft and who spoke with
his customary force and eloquence.
To-day's session of the convention was not
wit-out the ton* predicted attempt at a Roose
velt stampede, but it came to naught. Ample
evidence of the Presidents popularity had been
afforded yesterday when delegates and galleries,
stirred to the highest pitch of enthusiasm by
Senator Lodge's brilliant oratory, cheered con
tinuously for forty-six minutes, but to-day when
c A. A. Mi Gin, of Wisconsin, who took the
platform to second the nomination of Senator
La Toilette, embraced the opportunity to make
a stump speech, which he did with considerable
un; shed eloquence, interpolating a brief
eulogy of the President, another attempt to in
fluence the judgment of the delegates «MM un
dertaken. As. Mr. McGee finished, the Wiscon
sin delegation, which had posted college boys
from their state in various sections of the gal
lery. • a hearty <•:•. er for their candidates, and
the galleries, led by the college boys, took it up.
Immediately the third term enthusiasts seized
on the opportunity and soon large flags, to
which had been attached pictures of the Presi
dent, were raved from conspicuous points in
the galleries. This caught The crowds and They
shouted themselves hoarse. For twenty-five
minutes they had it all their own way. hut
through it all the delegates, with the exception
of the twenty-five from Wisconsin, sat or stood
quietly, some of them somewhat wearily, taking
no part in the applause or cheering:. Then Mr.
Lodge ordered that the rollcall be finish,-!.
From Wisconsin to the last the call proceedevl
s'.mld pandemonium. Then Mr Ladfji appealed
for order, but the galleries paid no heed.
"The nominations having been completed, the
roil of the states will be called." shouted Mr.
Lodge. ?ergeants-at-arms passed the word
among the delegates and the chairman of th«
Alabama and Arkansas delegations rushed for
ward. "Alabama with 22 votes." shouted Sec
retary Malloy.
•Alabama casts twenty-two votes 9m VsVaaal

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