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THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM
i ,'hicair^ June IS.— ;Th« text -of the", platform^
:•;.«:<* by the Republican National Convention
,« a* follows:; ■■;..; o :-\;!^; i
hncc* more the Republican party. In national
nventlon assembled, submits its cause to the
f^ n le This . great historic organization, ; that
Stoned slavery, preserved the Union, restored
1f ... expanded the national domain, estab
"t~^j a sound financial system, developed the
i .i.--.. e *ries and resources of -the- country and
*^ve "to the nation her seat of honor in . the
**;, c jj s o f the world, -now meets the new prob
f; o j government with the same courage and
capacity with which it solved the old. . ...
\\:V\ l ; - : ■ AMSM INI»KH HOOSEVKLT. .
' In this the great era of American advance
ment the Republican party has reached Its high-
Tlj service under the leadership of Theodore
Koesevell. His administration is an. epoch .in
American history. In no other period since
E&'tior.al sovereignty was won under Washing
ton or preserved under Lincoln, has there. been
such miphty progress in those ideals of gov
ernment which make for Justice, equality and
fair dealing among men.
The highest aspirations of the American peo
_j ve a -»j e found a voice. Their most exalted ser
vant - represents the best ; alms and worthiest
purposes of all his countrymen. American man
htyvl has been lifted to a nobler sense of duty
and obligation. Conscience and courage in pub
lic station and. higher standards of right and
■wrong in private life have become cardinal '
principle* of political faith: capital and labor '
have been brought into closer relations of con -
Idersoe and interdependence, and the abuse of
wealth, the tyranny of power and all the evils
of .privilege- and favoritism have been put to
serm by the simple, manly virtues of Justice
and fair play.
The great accomplishments of President
gIQM^IITT have -been, first and foremost, a brave
and impartial enforcement of the law. the prose
caticn of illegal trusts and monopolies, the ex
posure and punishment of evildoers in the pub
lic ?*rvi-. the more effective* regulation of the
rate? and service of the great transportation
lines the complete overthrow of preferences, re
bates and ■discriminations, the arbitration of
labor disputes, the amelioration of the condi
tion of wapeworkers everywhere, the conserva
tion of the natural resources of the country, the
fcr*ar<! step in the improvement of the Inland
Vat^rways. and always the earnest support and
defer.c- of every wholesome safeguard which
has made more secure the guarantees of life.
liberty and property.
The** are the achievements that will make
for! Theodore Roosevelt his place In history.
hut more than all else the great things he ha««
done will, be an inspiration to those who have
vet greater things to do. We declare our unfal
terJnp adherence to the policies thus inaugurated
and pledge their continuance under a Republican
administration of the government.
EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY.
—Vs&ef the guidance of republican principles
the American people have become the richest
ration in the world. Our wealth to-day exceeds
•hat of England and all her colonies, and that
of Franc* and Germany combined. When the
Republican party was born the total wealth
of the country was $IG.OOO.<X*>.(>OO. It has
l^a^d to KUOuetO.6oo.flOO in a .generation, white
Great Britain has gathered but $60.<XK>.OUO.t>00
In v»ii years. The United States now owns one
fourth of the world's -wealth and makes one
third of all modern manufactured products. In
the great necessities of civilization, ruch as coal, i
the motive power of all activity: iron, the chief
basis '' all Industry; cotton, the staple founda
tion of all fabrics; wheat, com and all the agri
cultural .products that feed mankind. America's
MjMtanvcy is undisputed. And yet her great
natural wealth has been scarcely touched. We
have a vast domain of 3.000.000 square miles.
literally bursting -with latent treasure, still ♦ait
lrjr the majnc of capita; and Industry to be
converted to the practical uses of mankind:
a country rich . in soil and climate, In the un
harnessed energy of Its rivers and in all the
varied products of the field, the forest and the
factory. With gratitude for God's bounty, with
j-rid^ In the splendid productiveness of the past
and -with confidence in the ■ plenty and pros
perity of the future the Republican party de
clare? for the principle that in the development
arid enjoyment of wealth so great and blessings
■ benign there shall be equal opportunity for
a!L
THE REVIVAL OF BUSINESS.
Nothing *-o -■early demonstrates the sound
bails upon -which- our commercial. Industrial and
agricultural interests are founded, and the
nececßtty of promoting their continued welfare
through the operation of Republican policies as
t'-.- recent fa!» passage of the American people I
through a financial disturbance -which, if ap
pearing in The midst of Democratic rule or the
BMnace of it. might have equalled the familiar
Democratic panics of the part. We congratulate
the people upon the renewed evidence of Amer
icas BBBtCSnaej and hall with confidence the
nvr.f row manifest of a complete restoration
of business prosperity in all lines of trade, com
in»rce and manufacturing.
RECENT REPUBLICAN LEGISLATION.
Fine* the election of William McKinley. in
I&WS, Uk people of this country have felt anew
the wisdom of Intrusting to the Republican
party through decisive majorities the control
«r.d direction of national legislation.
The ■any wise and progressive measures
adopted at recent sessions of Congress have
<J*nr>r; Ft rated the patriotic resolve of Republican
lead-rship in th» legislative department to keep
ft*p in the forward march toward better govern
in* r.-
Notwithstanding th» indefensible filibustering
*1 s . I*pinocratlc minority in the House of Repre-
Mntailvcs during the last session, many -whole
»td«- and progressive laws were enacted, and
*■• especially commend the passage, of the
eaerjrency currency bill; the appointment of
the national monetary commission; the employ
BBC and government liability laws; the measures
for th*- greater efficiency of the army and navy;
aW ■widows* pension bill; the child labor. law for
the District of Columbia; the new statutes for
tr.» safety of railroad engineers and firemen and
la&r.; niter acts conserving the public welfare.
REPUBLICAN PLEDGES FOR FUTURE
TARIFF.
.The Republican party declares unequivocally
for & revision of the tariff by a special session
of Congress immediately following the inaugura
tion of the next President, and commends the
Meat already taker, to this end in the work as-
WgKmC to the appropriate committees of Con
rress. Men are now investigating the operation
ar-: effect O f existing schedules. In all tariff
hanlatiea the true principle of protection Is best
Maintained by the imposition of such duties as
»i!; *qual the difference between the cost of
production at home and a.broad, together with a
T'-asonable. profit to American industries. We
lavor th* establishment of maximum and mini
mum rates to be administered by the President
tr<j*- limitations fixed In the law, the maximum
I" be available to meet discriminations by for
*r countries against American goods entering
their markets, and the minimum to represent
tij* normal mesa sure of protection at home; the
*ta and purpose of the Republican policy being
*»t «n!y to preserve, without excessive duties.
PHONE OPERATOR
Regained .Memorj on Kir'" ••»<"'
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§*••*• mm be quick; accurate juj<l eesjrteasje,
They most have pood memories also
Tbo*. Mm wort Jiijrbis often £«'t in the way
•f ♦•atiug almost anything handy. which is apt
•» **• the kind of food which does not rebuild
**Me brain and nerve cells.
"I Lave iH-vn jiiffiiT telephone operator for a
number of y«-ars." write* a Calif. jrirl. "and was
formerly in perfect »i«-;iltii. never knew an all:
"But irregular hours •* *le**j. and meals, and
**>* us.-, of pastry. or any fo<»d that iiaj»|**u»*d to
■eitaUable, vh>li caused my leu Hli and memory
to fail.
TiK i,^ ut m y robust If.ilsl: worried me
Vf>r uiu^li. And medicine aeesjMd to do no Rood.
•Tour mouth* a?.. mother told me it was the
g—Uw of m, i| mi f that caused my troti
■t.— ■ she l^Jjeved if I would change to Gib*i
*ut* hag I would improve.
EkK^ to regain mv liMthb. I took hor ••'<>*"
"ad ■Mead of ratin?*just .-mythinjr I ate Grape:
*» rr-juLtrly. and at lh<- <*ud of four months
«a i]lt - v ils iam the happy, robust girl 1
*** was.
"I n«x.-tra d^i Hpvoii |muu«l« In *••'£"'• "a™
**4 '•")«.: aai atMßs and liMirty and " I>tliinc
»**». t«. Mrapr mj memory. And all ** I •*■
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■*. Rattle «rr-k Mich. Read "Tb« R'*«i to
■gjtoUk.- in pk-s;
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•*•-« --,„ time to time. They are genuine, true.
*** f "M cf human intere**-
that security .gainst. 'foreign 'competition: to
which American 'manufacturers.- farmers ' and
Producers-are entitled, but also to" maintain the
high standard or living of the 'wage- earners of
this I country, who are . the most • direct -benefi
ciaries or -'the protective -.system. . Between, the
united. States and .the Philippines, we believe in
a free interchange of products. with such limita
tions as to sugar and tobacco us will afford
adequate protection to "domestic "Interests..
■ .• ' : J.'CURUKXCY. . . , ;_; _
We. approve the emergency nMaaorea adopted
by-. the government during the, recent nnanclal
disturbance, and especially commend th^. passage
by ■ Congress at the last session, of the law de
signed to protect the country, from , a repetition
of mi. stringency. The. " Republican party Is
committed to the development of a permanent
currency system. I responding 1 ' to our" greater
needs, and the appointment" of the national mon
etary commission by the present Congress,
which will impartially investigate all proposed
methods, Insures the early realization of this
purpose. ■ The present .currency, laws have fully
justified their adoption, but. an expanding com
merce, a marvellous growth in wealth and pop
ulation, multiplying the centres" of distribution.,
increasing the. .demand for . th*? movement of
crops in the West and South and entailing peil
odic changes In ' monetary conditions, disclose]
the need -of a more elastic 'and adaptable system.
Such -a system "must meet- the requirements Of
agriculturists, manufacturers, merchants and
business, men '.generally, .must 1 be- automatic In
operation, minimizing the fluctuations In interest
rates, and. above all, must be ( in harmony with
CROWD IX FRONT OF TITE COLISEUM TUESDAY AT OPENING OF CONVKJTAAO^.
that Republican doctrine which insists that
every dollar shall be based upon and as good as
gold."
POSTAL SAVINGS.
We favor the establishment of a poHtal sav
ings bank syetem for the convenience of the
people and Ihe encouragement af thrift.
TRUSTS.
The Republican party passed the Sherman
anti-trust law over I>emocratic opposition, and
enforced It after Democratic dereliction It hus
been a wholesome instrument for good in the
hands of a wise and fearless administration.
But experience has shown that Its effectiveness
can be strengthened and its real objects better
attained by such amendments as will give to the
federal government greater supervision and con
trol over, and secure greater publicity in. the
management of that class of corporations en
gaged In interstate commerce having power and
opportunity to effect monopolies.
KAILUOADS.
We approve the enactment of the railroad rate
law and the vigorous enforcement by the pres
ent administration of the statutes against re
bates and discriminations, as a result of which
the advantages formerly possessed by the large
shipper over the small shipper have substan
tially disappeared; and in this connection we
commend the appropriation by the present Con
gress to enable the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to thoroughly investigate, and give pub
licity to, the accounts of interstate railroads
We believe, however, that the interstate com
merce law should be further amended so as to
give railroads the right to make and publish
traffic agreements subject to the approval of
the commission, but maintaining always the
principle of competition between naturally com
peting lines and avoiding the common control
of such lines by any means whatsoever. We
favor such national legislation and supervision
as will prevent the future overissue of stocks
and bonds b> interstate carriers.
RAILROAD AM" GOVERNMENT KM
PLOYKS
The enactment in constitutional form at the
present session of Congress of the employers'
liability law. the passage and enforcement of
the safety appliance statutes, as well as the
additlonal protection secured for engineers and
firemen; the reduction in the hours of labor
of trainmen and railroad telegraphers, the suc
cessful exercise of the powers of mediation and
arbitration between Interstate railroads and
their employes, and the law making a begin
ning in the polkv of compensation for injured
employes of the" government, are among the
most commendable accomplishments of the pres
ent administration. But there is further work
*n this direction yet to be done, and the Repub
lican party plages its continued devotion to
every cause that makes for safety and the
betterment of conditions among those whose
labor contributes so much to the progress and
welfare of the country.
WAGE earners generally.
The same wise policy which has induced th?
Republican party to maintain protection to
American labor, to establish an eight-hour day
in the construction of all public works, to in
crease The list of employes who shall have
preferred claims for wages under the bank
ruptcy laws, to adopt a child labor statute for
the District of Columbia, to direct an Investiga
tion Into the condition of working women and
children and. later, of employes of telephone
and telegraph companies engaged in interstate
business: to appropriate $15.0.000 at the recent
session of Congress in order to secure a thor
ough Inquiry into the causes of catastrophe*
and loss of life In the mines, and to amend
and strengthen the law prohibiting the Importa
tion of contract labor, will be pursued in every
legitimate direction within federal authority to
lighten the burdens and Increase the opportunity
for happiness* ■ and advancement of all who
toil The Republican party recognizes the spe
cial needs of wage workers generally, for their
wellbelng nr-nns the wellbeing of all. nut
more Important than all other considerations is
that of good citizenship, and we especially stand
for the needs of every American, whatever his
occupation. In his capacity as a self -respecting
citizen
conn procedure.
The Republican party will uphold at all times
the authority and Integrity of the courts. state
and federal, and will ever insist that their
powers to enforce their process and to protect
life liberty and property shall be preserved In
violate We believe, however, that the rules
of procedure In th* federal courts with respect
to the issuance of the writ of Injunction should
be more accurately defined ny statute, and that
no Injunction or temporary restraining order
should be issued without notice, except where
irreparable Injury would result from delay. In
which ca" a itree^- hearing thereafter should
be granted. " '.
THE ''AMERICAN FARMER. . '
\mong those who^ welfare la as vital to the
welfare of the whole country a s Is that of the
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBI XE, FRIDAY. Jl NE 19, 1908.
wage earner is the American farmer.. The pros
perity of the country rests peculiarly upon the
prosperity of agriculture. The Republican party
during the.last twelve yenrs -has accomplished
extraordinary work in bringing the resources of
the national/government to r the aid of the farm
er, not only . In advancing agriculture Itself,
but. In Increasing. the conveniences of rural life.
Free' rural mall delivery has, been established;
It ,now reaches millions of our citizens, and we
favor its" extension until every community In
the land-receives the full benefits of the postal
service. We recognize the SOI lei and economic
advantage? of good country roads, maintained
more and more largely at public expense and
loss and less nt the; expense of the abutting
owner. In this work we commend the growing
practice, of state aid, and we approve the efforts
of the national -Agricultural Department by
experiments and otherwise to make. clear to the
public the best methods of road construction.
.. ► 'RIGHTS OF -THE nk<;ko. :
The Republican party has been for more than
fifty years the consistent friend of the. American
negro. It gave him freedom and citizenship; . It
wrote Into the organic law the declarations that
proclaim his civil and political rights, and It be
lieves" to-day that his noteworthy progress in
intelligence, industry and good citizenship has
earned the respect- and encouragement of the
nation. -We -demand -equal Justice for all men.
without regard to race or color; we -declare once
more, and without"" reservation, for the enforce
ment In letter and spirit of the Thirteenth, Four
teenth and Fifteenth amendments to the Con-
Ktltution. which were designed for the protection"
«"nd advancement of the negro, and we condemn
all devices that have for their real aim his dis
franchlsement - for reasons of color alone as
unfair. -un-American and repugnant to the
supreme law of the land. ■
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATERWAYS.
We indorse the movement inaugurated by the
administration for the conservation of natural
resources; we approve all meusures to pre\eni
the waste of timber; we commend the work
now going on for the reclamation of arlU lands,
and reaffirm the Republican policy of the tree
distribution of the available areas of the public
domain to the landless settler. No obligation
of the future is more insistent and none will
result In greater blessings to posterity. In Hue
with this splendid undertaking is the further
duty, equallj imperative, to enter upon a syste
matic improvement .'pon a large and compre
hensive plan, just to all portions of the country,
of the waterway?, harbors and Great I^akes,
whose natural adaptability to the increasing
traffic of the land Is one of the greatest gifts
of a benign Providence.
THE ARMY AND NAVY.
The present Congress passed many coin
mendable acts Increasing: the efficiency of the
army and navy; making the militia of the states
an integral part of the national establishment;
authorizing joint manoeuvres of army and
militia; fortifying new naval bases and com
pleting the construction of coaling stations, in-
Mltutlrig a female nurse corps for naval hospi
tals Hnd ships, and adding two new battleships,
ten torpedo boat destroyers, three steam-col
liers and eight submarines to the strength of
the navy. Although at peace with all the world
and secure In the consciousness that the Ameri
can people do not desire and will not provoke
a war with any other country, we nevertheless
d»i '.are our unalterable devotion to a policy that
will keep this Republic ready at all times to
defend her traditional doctrines, ami assure her
appropriate part in promoting permanent tran
qulllity among the nations.
PROTECTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
ABROAD.
W<" commend the vigorous efforts made by the
administration to protect American citizens in
foreign lands and pledge ourselves to insist on
the Just and equal protection of all our citizens
abroad It is the unquestioned duty of the gov
ernment to procure for all our citizen", without
distinction, the rights of travel and sojourn in
friendly countries, and we declare ourselves in
favor of all proper efforts tending to that end.
EXTENSION OF FOREIGN COMMERCE.
Cnder the administration of the Republican
party the foreign commerce of the United States
has experienced a remarkable growth, until it
Ikis a present annual valuation of approximately
&{ <Mto.<HM».iKHt and gives employment to a
vast amount of labor and capital which would
otherwise be idle It has inaugurated through
the recent visit of th< Secretary of State to
South America and Mexico a new era of Pan-
American commerce and comity which is bring
ing uk Into closer touch with our twenty sister
American republics, having a common historical
heritage, a republican form of government and
offering us a limitless field of legitimate com
mercial expansion.
ARBITRATION AND HAGUE TREATIES.
The conspicuous contributions of American
statesmanship to the great cause of Interna
tional peace so signally advanced In the Hague
conferences, ar.- an occasion for just pride :«nd
gratification. At the last session Of the Senate
oV the Unßed States eleven Hague conventions
were ratified, establishing th- rights of neutrals,
laws of war oi< land, restriction of submarine
mine." limiting the use Of force for tile collec
tion of contractual debts, governing the opening
of hostilities, extending the application of H"
neva principles and in many ways lessening the
evils of war and promoting the peaceful settle
ment of International controversies. At the same
session twelve arbitration conventions with greal
nations were confirmed, and extradition, boun
dary and neutralization m;,ties-or supreme im
portance were ratified We Indorse such achieve
ments as the highest dutj a people can p-»rform
and proclaim the obligation of further (strength
ening the bonds of friendship and good will with
all the niitlons of the world.
MERCHANT MARINE.
We adhere to the Republican doctrine of en
couragement to American shipping ami urpe
such legislation as will revive the merchant ma
rine prestige of the country, .•< essential to na
tional defence, the enlarK»iTiv» of foreign trade
and the Industrial prosperity .four own. people.
VETERAN'S OF THE WARS
Another Republican policy which must ever
be maintained is that of generous provision for
those who have fought the country's battles
and for the widows and orphans of those who
have fallen. We commend the increase in the
widows' pensions made by the present Congress
and declare for a 'liberal administration of all
pension laws, to the. end that the people's grati
tude, may grow deeper a* the memories of heroic
sacrifice grow more sacred vrlth t>!« pausing
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CIVII. gEHYICK.
We reaffirm our declarations that the Civil
Service laws, enacted, extended and enforced
by the Republican party, shall continue to be
maintained and obeyed.
PUBUC HF.AT/m.
We commend the efforts designed to secure
greater efficiency In national public health
] agencies and favor such legislation as will effect
this purpose.
BUREAU OF MINES AND MINING.
In the interest of the great mineral industries
of our country we earnestly favor the establish
ment of a bureau of mines and mining.
<TRA. PORTO RICO. THE I'HII-II'IMNF.S
AND PANAMA.
The American government, in Republican
hands. has freed Cuba. given i*-ace and
protection to Porto Rico and the Philippines
under our flag, and begun the construction of
the Panama Canal. The present conditions in
Cuba vindicate the wisdom of maintaining be
tween that republic and this Imperishable bonds
of mutual Interest, and the hope is now ex
pressed that the Cuban people will soon again
be ready to assume complete .sovereignty over
their land.
In Porto Rico the government of the United
States is meeting loyal and patriotic support;
order and prosperity prevail, and the wellbeing
of the people is In every respect promoted and
conserved.
We believe that the native inhabitants of
Porto Rico should be-, at once collectively made
citizens of the United States, and that all others
properl) qualified under existing laws residing
in Bald island should have the privilege of be
coming naturalized.
In the Philippines insurrection has been sup
pressed. law Is established and life and prop
erty are made secure. Education and practical
experience are advancing the capacity of
the people for government, ami the policies of
IfcKinley and Rooseveli are leading the inhabi
tants step by step to an ever Increasing measure
of home rule.
Time has Justified the selection of the Panama
route for the great isthmian canal, and events
have shown the wisdom of securing authority
over the zone through which It Is to be built.
The work Is now proeressing with a rapidity
far beyond expectation, and already the realiza
tion of the hones of centuries has come within
the vision of the near future.
NKVV' MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
We favor the immediate admission of the ter
ritories of New Mexico and Arizona as separate
states in the Union
< KNTKNAKY OF THE BIRTH OF LINCOLN.
February 12, \'.n>H. will be the one hundredth
anniversary o* the birth of Abraham Lincoln, an
immortal-spirit whose fame has brightened with
the receding years and whose name stands
among the first of those given to the world by
the KT'-in Republic We recommend that this
centenni.il anniversary be celebrated throughout
the confines of the nation by all the people
thereof; and especially by the public schools
as an exercise to stir the patriotism of the youth
of the land.
DEMOCRATIC INCAPACITY FOR <;<>V
ERXMENT.
We call the attention of the American people
to the fact that none of the great measures here
advocated by the Republican party could be
enacted and none of the steps forward here
proposed cuiild !>•• taken under a Democratic
administration or nnd»r one in which party re
sponsibility Is divided. The continuance of
nresent policies, therefore, absolutely requires
the continuance In power of thai party which
believes in them and which possesses the capac
ity to put them into operation.
II \ 1 >AM EXTAL I>IFFEREX< KS BETWEEN
DEMOCRACY AND REPUBLICANISM.
Beyond all platform declarations there are
fundamental differences between the Republican
party uml its chief opponent which make the
one worthy and the oth<-r unworthy of public
trust.
\ In history the difference between Democracy
and Republicanism is that Ihe one stood for
debased currency, the other for honest currency:
the one for tree silver, the other for sound
money; the one for free trade, the other for
protecti m: the one for the contraction of
American Influence, the other for Its expansion:
the one has been forced to abandon every posi
tion taken on the gre;it Issues before the people,
the other has held and vindicated all.
In experience the difference between Dcmor
racy and Republicanism is that CNBC means ad
versity, while '1 ther means prosperity; one
means low wages the other means high. on«
.^eans doubt and debt, the other means court
d'ln c aud thrift
In principle th> j difference between Democ
racy and Republicanism Is that one stands for
vacillation and timidity in government; th»
other for strength and purpose; one stands for
obstruction the other for construction; one
promises, the other performs; one rinds fault,
the other finds work.
The present cndrni he of the two partita arr
even more marked by inherent differences Th
ti.n'i tt Democracj is toward socialism, nhll»
the Republican narty «iHn<]< for wise and regu
lated individualism. Socialism would destroy
wealth. Republicanism would prevent Its abuse
Socialism would give to each an equal right to
"The Way to
Get the Most for
Your Money"
Union Pacific
to
Tacoma, Seattle
and Puget Sound Points via
Portland, Ore.
.' t ■:. : • It will he to your advantage to make
- • inquiry in regard to rates, train service.
etc.. before purchasing tickets. Inquire of
L- :.•' R. TENBROECK, G. E. A.
2S7Bro««lwi 7 . New York
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take; Republicanism would Rive to each an equal
right to .am. Socialism would offer an equality
Of BaaaßßatOH which would soon leave no one
anything to possess; Republicanism would give
equality of opportunity which would assure tn
each his «hare of a constantly increasing sum
of possessions. In line with this tendency The
Democratic party of to-day believes in govern -
ment ownership, while the Republican party be
lieves In government regulation. Pltimately
Democracy would have the nation own the peo
ple, while Republicanism would have the people
own the nation.
Upon this platform of principles and piirj>"s«.
reaffirming oar adherence |o every Republican
doctrine proclaimed since the birth of the party.
we go before the country, asking: the support not
only of those who have acted with us heretofore,
but of all our fellow Htizens who, regardless of
past political differences, unite In the desire tfl
maintain the policies, perpetuate the blessings
and make secure the achievements of a greater
America.
FIGHT I\ COMMITTEE
HOW TAFT FORCES WOK.
Long and Payne Headed Anti-
Injunction Plank Supporters.
' [By Telegraph to The Tribunal '
Chicago. June 18.— ft was 1 o'clock in the
morning before the final vote was reported in
the full committee on resolutions which pave
victory to the Taft forces through the adoption
of the anti-injunction plank in a form satisfac
tory to the prospective candidate. For hours
behind closed doors the contest had been carried
on with speeches for and against the resolution.
The debate came up on a motion of Mr McCar
ter. of New Jersey, to strike the entire plank
from the platform as reported by the sub-com
mittee.
Senator Long, of Kansas, the leader of the
Taft contingent, declared that the Bjraneaesl
plank was in no sense an attack upon the
courts, but merely proposed statutory confirm
ation of procedure in line with previous actions
of Congress. He recalled the fact that a Re
publican Congress had recently passed the x
pedlting law. making it possible for the Afforrey
Oener.il. when, in his opinion, the public In
terest required, to place cases involving such
interest at the top of the docket. He also made
powerful use of the precedent of the Overman
bill, recently passed by a Republican Senate.
taking from a single federal Judge the power
to suspend the operation of a state law and
requiring the concurrent action of a — ajnillj
of three judges in a circuit for the enforcement
of any such process in the federal courts. IC
the Judges were not menaced by such measures
regulating the method by which the process of
the federal courts should lie employed, he said.
a provision prescribing the procedure to be fol
lowed in the issuance of Injunctions, when that
procedure was In harmony with the practi'-
already observed in many circuits, could not
fairly he construed as an interference with th~
judiciary.
He urged that the Republican party should
stand neither for extreme conservatism nor ex
treme radicalism, but should strive to meet
the desires of the great body of moderate, pro
gressive persons who felt that practices had
grown up in some courts which might possibly
operate unjustly and should meet the aspira
tions of such persons for reform. Representa
tive Payne, of New York, whose reported oppo
sition to the anti-injunction plank had occa
sioned some objection to him as New York's
member of the committe. also championed the
compromise report of the suli-committee, of
which he had been a member.
FOR INTEGRITY OF COURTS.
The concession which brought about the com
promise agreement was the insertion of 'he
declaration that the Republican party would
"uphold at all times the authority and integrity
of the courts" tn the plank which otherwise
declared. In the exa,ct form suggested by the
Taft people, for the regulation of the injunction
process. In his speech Mr. Payne said:
Gentlemen, I stand here instructed to vote
fi.r New York's great Governor. Charles X
Hughes, and I shall vote for him until he is
rejected by the convention; but I realize, as
you do. that my vote will be futiie and you ex
pect to nominate William H. Tuft to-morrow.
Gentlemen, two \ ears ago. before he ever
thought of becoming a Presidential candidate,
he declared for this law. for a statute in accord
ance with this plank, and only a tern months
ago he declared for the same thing at CbOfief
Union, in New York. And when he is nomi
nated we all hope to elect him.
Are \on then going to slap him in the face
by rejecting this proposition to which he is
publicly committed and which has become an
Issue ill this convention. Are you going to ask
the votes of the people for a candidate whom
you. b\ your action in this ••onvention. have
repudiated 0 Gentlemen, I beu you to stand
for this plank, as I shall stand for it. for it is
a reasonable and a moderate plank, and it
makes law of that which fill of you who kir( .
lawyers admit to be Just and right and proper.
TELEGRAM FRt ».\i MR. TAFT
Frank P. Kellogg, of Minnesota, followed
with a strong spseca in favor of the plank and
read th~ following telegram from Secretary
Taft :
I am heartily and earnestly in favor of the
adoption of the Judicial procedure plank. I am
the last man who would seek to impair th"
power of the courts. I would rather cut off mv
hand than do so. But this proposed statute
will not do so: neither will it satisfy the ex
treme labor agitator; but It is right It will
make obligatory that which is right, and if we
are right ire can make a good fight Mr. Roose
velt and I are agreed on the absolute Justice
of this" plank, and I hope it win be adopted.
WILLIAM H. TAFT.
The question was put on Mr. McOarter's reso
lution and the anti-injunction plank was adopt
ed by a vote of 3*« to IS. The vote by states
was as follows: v
Kor thr- anti-m junction plank Montgomery,
of Alabama; Remmel. of Arkansas. I' ll man. of
Connecticut; I»u Pont, of l>elaware. «."hubb. of
Florida: Johnson, of Ge.rgia. Hopkins, of Illi
nois. Hemenwa.v of Indiana; Ivng. of Kansas;
Hulhtt. of Kentucky; Mace, of Maryland. Crane.
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of Massachusetts: Kellogg, of Minnesota: Tel
lowley. of Mississippi: Warner, of Missouri;
Field, of Nebraska: Payne, of New York;
Adams, of North Carolina: LeMoure. of North.
Dakota; Ellis, of Ohio: Harris, of Oklahoma:
Dalzell. of Pennsylvania: r>ix'>n. «4 Rhode
Island: Crawford, of Softth Dakota: Evans, of
Tennessee: Ogden, of Texas; Groner. of Vir
ginia: niilliasji r of Washington: Cooper, of
Wisconsin: Clark, of Wyoming:: Sloan. oj
Alaska: Fiather. of Arizona: Bursoav of New
Mexico, and th*> Philippine and Porto Rico com
mitteemen.
Against the plank — Mehrin. •• California:
Drake, of Colorado; O'Neil. of Idaho; Lacey. of
Iowa: Dunn, of Maine: Fordney. of Michigan:
Bennett, of Montana: Nixon, of Nevada; Moses,
of New Hampshire: McCarter. of New Jersey;
Selbrtdfje. -of Oregon: Sutherland, of Utah;
Fletcher, of Vermont; Mann, of Weal Virginia,
and the nwilim bmii from the District of Co
lumbia and Hawaii.
The agreement in the sub-committee, where)
the fight was really won. came about throusn.
the operation of the same forces which had
made Mr. Taffs nomination certain. Mr. Taft's
friends, who were also Mr. Roosevelt's friends,
and Mr. Roosevelt's enemies were brought to
gether in support of the resolutions. The tre
mendous demonstration for the President in the
convention yesterday set the "allies" to think
ing, and when they saw clearly that if they
did not agree upon a suitable platform the
Secretary of War worild leave the party with
out its prospective candidate they . quickly
rushed to cover.
In fact, the petal was sqiirslj put to the
conservatives who were threatening that they
would consent to no anti-injur. tio n plank what
ever that if "h^y refused to make a platform
on which Mr. Taft could stand the convention
would "nominate a candidate wbs would need
no platform' Th" forty-six minutes" demon
stration for Mr. Rooseve'.t gay» great force to
that warning. f r >r it showed how easy it would
be to renominate the President if once the
delegates who were under instructions for Taft
uer^ S et adrift !■> any action which caused him
to remov himself fs'">m the field. In spite of
their intention to vote for other candidates, they
realized that if Taft did not run Roosevelt's
nomination was inevitable, ar.d they surren
dered and in the full committee as strongly
supported the anti- injunction plank as did Its
original proposers.
RoRAH PI.ATFoRM" "SI.V DRAFT.
Th# platform as adopted completely justifies
Wade Kills s dcctaratioa that the alleged plat
form so widely published earlier in the weelc
and advertised as the true and accurate declara
tion to be adopted was only <> n e "f several pre
liminary drafts which had been submitted to the
Taft manager-.
The real platform differs in many and im
portant particulars from the document which Is
understood to have been in the possession of
Senator Borah. Many new planks are inserted
and muiy things in the so-called Borah draft
are omitted, while in almost "very paragraph
verbal changes, often almost amounting to
entire rewriting, have been made.
The heralded declaration against construction
of the Sherman law so as to interfere- with the
operation of farmers' associations and labor
unions dees not appear in the platform. Th«
anti-injunction plank .appears in a entirely dif
ferent place and in entirely different language.
The declarations concerning road improvement
and the preservation ol natural resources are
largely rewritten.
Entirely new planks art introduced, commend
ing the action of the administration tending 1 to
protect citizens in foreign lands and calling at
tention to the extension of foreign com mere*
and the work of Secretary Root in promoting
the Pan-American committee.
Other new planks favor the establishment of.
a bureau of mines and mining and the imme-
Uiate admission of Arizona and New Mexico as
separate states. A new feature of the Porto
Rican plank demands the admission of the Por
to Rlcana to citizenship. The tariff and railroad
rat- Blanks are considerably altered. In fact.
the platform as adopted uiffers SO widely from
the published tentative draft as to show that
it was as declared, merely a skeleton which the
platform makers clothed with the really vital
features of the doctrine on which the Republi
can party appeals for th- support of the Ameri
can people.
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