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Ing for something under his shirt collar, while
his right was waving indifferently. Then he
rubbed the back of his head and stroked his thin
Jocks. After another struggle with his sub
merged 6hirt collar he waved both arms like a
man making ready to dive from a springboard,
and then your "Uncle Joseph" set the crowd wild
by dramatically declaring, "I would rather be a
doorkeeper in the House of the Lord than dwell
in the tents of wickedness."
"Hooray, we're -with you 'TJncle Joe!' " came
* response from the Texas delegation. "Without
mental reservation," said he a minute later,
"Wflliam H. Taft is my candidate." at which ut
terar.oe the delegates cheered wildly.
The speaker's tribute to Mr. Sherman -was
hearty and eloquent and prolonged applause fol
lowed when he said, in referring to Mr. Sher
man's fitness: •
"If in the chapter of happenings, which God
forbid, the President should be summoned
to cross the dark river, there is no one that I
know who could more worthily fill the first
place.
•■William H. Taft and James S. Sherman sil
the measure of our expectations, and I believe
they will be elected by an overwhelming ma
jority." said the speaker.
Governor Wlllson of Kentucky then height
ened the good Impression he made in the con
vention by saying: "Taft and Sherman sounds
food to us. In the white heat of the conven
tion, under the hammer of tima, all knocking
has ended."
DELEGATES LIKE WTLLSON'S REMARKS.
The delegates certainly looked as If they liked
that remark. Senator Lodge, in a voice that
•wms somewhat frayed from Its effective use on
two previous days, nominated Governor Guild
a* the choice of the Old Bay State. "While he
"eras speaking his place a* chairman was taken
by Franklin Dennison, a negro Republican
from Illinois.
Chase Osbom. the chairman of the Michigan
delegation. Tinconsclcrasly caused a good deal
of merriment by saying that with Taft and
Guild th« Republicans would sweep the coun
try *"from the Golden Gate to Hell Gate," and
for some -unaccountable reason he put especial
emphasis on the f.rst half of the name of the
place through which the- Fall River boats
•team carefully.
Thomas N. McCarter nominated and eulogized
ex-Governor Murphy as New Jersey's choice.
T.»r>--« Flynn added a dash of Southwestern
color when he said of Sherman: "We like him
■because he Is an honest man and belongs to the
common herd.**
■When Pennsylvania and Tennessee almost
solidly swung into line for Sherman the result
•was no longer in doubt. The full rollcall merely
made official what the delegates knew suffici
ently before half the states had h«M»n called.
Chairman Lodge during the rollcall showed
that he could act with the vigor and quickness
of the Minute Men at Concord Bridge when exl
pencies demanded it. In some unaccountable
way a largre young man, a demonstrative young
man, whose zeal outfooted his Judgment, was
seized with the Idea that the country would not
be safe unless h«» waved a flap and howled for
Sherman through a megaphone from the chair
man's platform. Now. that chairman's plat
form was a sacred place to the statesman from
the city of the Sacred Codfish. He did not we
the profane young man at first— the fellow had
Fiftod In. unrestrained. He (rot his flag and
megaphone at work while the Senator was
speaking to a secretary. Did Lodge hesitate?
Gentle reader, he did not. Mr. Lodge is not
ponderous, but when he lit on to that young
creature with the megaphone he looked almost
as large as Secretary Taft He took that large,
misguided youth by the scruff of the neck and
he lit "rally threw him from the platform. Then
he looked around for another Hessian, but there
was not another one. The convention wished
there had been. It roared its approval.
Senator Crane, of Massachusetts, as soon as
the vote was announced and the cheering sub
sided, moved that th» nomination of Sherman be
made unaataou*. Governor Fort said that since
the North River tunnel had been to operation
New York was really a part of New Jersey,
•'•and nf course we are happy.*' "aid he.
Th"n followed routine motion* and announce
mmM one of them from Chairman Lodge being
that he wWbed th* substitution of the name of
Senator Warner, of Missouri, for that of his
own as the chairman of the committee to in
form Secretary Taft of his nomination. The
convention adjoum-d at 11:50 •'<*»*.
Mm Lonsworth. the President's daughter, who
has attend ~ery session of the convention
and has aw£«u-to enjoy every moment of it.
was particularly exuberant this morning. She
dapped her hands and waved h*r flag in the
enthusiasm for Mr. Sherman, and after th- ad
lournment she took a place by the railing of a
staircase and shook hands with a large number
of people, mostly women, who pressed forward
to greet her.
"Isn't It fine?" and •'What a glorious conven
|v tionl" were expressions she used frequently, and
|X to one woman who asked if Eh© had enjoyed
WI herself *• replied. 'Tve had a perfectly bully
" time" which caused an elderly national com
miiteemen to remark. "Gad. she's her dads
own girl, isn't *he?"
THRONG AROUND MR. SHERMAN.
The presence of the prospective Vice-Presi
dent in Chicago gave the crowds another excuse
for besieging the hotels and streets to-day, and
Mr Sherman was the centra of a curious throng
until he started on a special car for Cincinnati
to-night. After he had been greeted by the
N>w York delegation in front of the Auditorium
Annex he was hustled away to the New York
headquarters, where for more than an hour he
was Introduced to eager delegates, who congrat
ulated him and pledged him their support.
There were many calls. for a speech, but Mr.
Sherman refused, saying that he would with
hold his remarks until he was formally notified
of his nomination by the committee.
"I am most grateful to the New York delega
tion," he said to Herbert Parsons, "and I hope
that I may justify the selection made by the
convention. It in an honor which I wanted, but
bad little thought of securing. It is most grati
fying to me, and I will express that gratification
In suitable terms at a later date."
Among those who tendered their congratula
tions at the New York headquarters were Sen
ators Lodge, Hemenway. Fulton, Scott, Long.
Curtis and Beveridse. Representatives Roden
berg. Boutell, Wilson. Mann and Madden, of
Illinois: Pray, of Montana: Graham and Olm
eted, of Pennsylvania; Mndd, of Maryland,
and Slemp, of Virginia; Assistant Postmaster
General McCleary. Frank H. Hitchcock, Gov
ernor Will son of Kentucky. Governor Crawford
of Eoath Dakota and Governor Sheldon of Ne
braska. Ambassador Bryce also waved his con
gratulations as Mr. Sherman was leaving.
■ Early in the afternoon Mr. Sherman was
driven to the Union League Club, where he
remained in company with Speaker Cannon,
Herbert Parsons and practically all the Con
gressmen in the city, among whom his selection
Is popular.
Mr Sherman will confer at Cincinnati with
Secretary Taft about the corning campaign.
■While the demonstration for Representative
Sherman was at its height there suddenly arose
the sound of a chorus of well trained voices.
The men were singing In perfect time and had
been carefully trained, and the cheering, excited
multitude stopped Its noise long enough to per
mit the music to be heard above the din. These
•were the words they sang:
-Hurrah for Sherman' Ain't he a dandy?
Rtanah for Sherman! He's the whole blamed
Ale-Mi?* daisy? He seta ta« wtole bunch crazy.
ran« Mti •"•' vier; t-.-j-.~ar. !» » wlLter here '-
T&JrVrLi bi-~r-*i H*s a tasc^a on* n»a.
Some one then asked the Identity of the sing
ers. «
"Why. those are "Bill* Rodenberg's Binders."
was the reply.
±II developed that Representative Rodenberg.
of Illinois, who. Is an. enthusiastic Sherman
"boomer." and -who lays some claim to being
the. original Sherman man. arranged yesterday
for a lot of young men from Southern Illinois
to join in chorus yells for the benefit of his
favorite for second place. Finding that this
did not produce the volume of noise and effect
desired, he employed sixteen additional trained
singers. Then Frank Lowden composed a song,
and during the day these singers were features
of every gathering. •
At the Auditorium Annex they pang repeated
ly before and after the convention to rounl
after round of applause. Some one suggested
they could not be so well trained on such short
notice. "Well trained?" the leader exploded,
"Just listen." Then he stepped near the group,
and raising his voice asked question nfter ques
tion, each of "which was answered in terms
laudatory to Mr. Sherman. Finally he t-houted:
"Who built the ark?"
Back came the cry: "Sherman!"
"Who discovered America?"
"Sherman!"
"Who put salt in the ocean?"
"Sherman!"
The song which Representative Lowden com
posed for the singers is as follows:
We've heard from everywhere.
We've heard from everywhere.
From all that can be seen.
From all that can be seen.
We're goitif? to sweep the country clean,
From Oregon to Main" ,
From Oregon to 'Maine,
With a great majority.
With a great majority.
Well win the victory.
We'll win the victory.
In Indiana. Illinois and lowa.
Oh. with Bill Tart In the lead
He's a winner, yes. indeed:
It takes no other to win this 'all.
And to make the "Demies" quail
We put Jim Sherman on their trail—
There's a -iHnner for your whiskers. j
Now, that's all.
SHERMAN PLEASES ALL
Continued from first pa*r».
White House or by Whjte House influence. He
represents the House of Representatives, the co
ordinate branch of the government." said an
other, and po it -went, every one finding reason
for rejoicing in the selection of the popular New
Torker for Vice-President.
' Th« nomination of Representative Sherman
was the work of the convention, and it was a
wise choice." said National Committeeman Stev
enson, of Colorado. "You see it means that
every member of Congress will get out in his
district and work like a whitehead to elect the
ticket. From what I hear there is no man more
popular with the members of th«» House. His
selection has certainly produced the right spirit
among the. boys."
ADDS STRENGTH IN INDIANA.
".Toe" Kealing, of Indiana. is another of the
whilom "allies" who believes the selection will
do good.
"Tt will greatly strengthen the ticket in Ind
iana," he said. "You see. every member of the
House says '.Tim* is one of the best fellows in
th« -world, and that helps a lot. Then we are
g^ing home with the feeling: that we have had
a part In making the ticket "We lost out on the
head of the ticket, although I guess Taft Is a
g-ood man. but we nominated the second man.
and we are mightily pleased -with our work."
'There has been no more tactful or diplomatlo
piece of work in this convention than the nomi
nation of -Jim' Sherman." 6ald Senator Hopkins,
of Illinois. "He is a fine, straight, clean man.
■who has done and will continue to do credit to
the party. All Illinois will support him with
the greatest enthusiasm, not only for himself,
but because of the fact that Mr. Cannon wanted
him nominated and has done so much to win
the fight for his nomination."
In reply to a question Senator Hopkins said:
"The White House and Secretary Taft were
perfectly agreeable to Mr. Sherman's nomina
tion. There was no dictation of his name to
Urn convention, but the T&ft forces deferred to
the best Judgment of the party in convention
assembled."
DISCUSSION LASTED AIvL NIGHT.
The contest, or. perhaps. 1t might better be
called delibf ration, over the selection of a Vlce-
Preeidential candidate lasted all last night, ana
not until ."> o'clock this morning was the prob
lem finally settled.
Secretary Taft had set his heart on Senator
Dolliver as a running mate. lowa was de
termined that Mr. Dolliver should remain in the
Senate, as otherwise Governor Cummins would
be elected to th« Senate and that would prob
ably mean a Cummins man to succeed Mr.
Allison when he retired from public life. Mr.
Hitchcock told the Secretary that the lowa
delegation had unanimously indorsed Cummins
but that the Taft people were unwilling to
accept Cummins as being too radical on the
tariff. Mr. Taft said he was willing to accept
Cummins, but the long distance 'phone conver
sations continued and Cummins was finally
eliminated from the equation.
Mr. Taft and the President were advised that
Michigan had practically indorsed Sherman.
Then they said they had no objection to Sher
man, but thought a Western man would add
greater strength to the ticket. Fairbanks and
Beveridge were then suggested. Either would
be agreeable to the Secretary, came the word
from Washington.
Then "Joe" Kieling was sent for. He said
emphatically that Mr. Fairbanks would not ac
cept it. and that the Indiana delegation was in
structed to withdraw his name if presented.
With regard to Beveridge, Mr. Kieling said that
Indiana would not offer him. and it must be
made obvious that he was a Taft selection if he
was nominated. Under those conditions the
Indiana delegation would vot-» for him. This
was eomrnunicated to Mr. Taft, who replied that
he could not accept Beveridge on those condi
tions. Meanwhile Senator I<ong, of Kansas,
had been pugested. and had absolutely declined
the nomination. Finally the word cam© from
Washington that Sherman had better be chosen
if the convention so wished. This got out. and
the Shermanites, who already had three hundred
votes for their candidate, did some very lively
work. They waked up the leaders, who retired
and arranged for early informal meetings of the
several delegations who were agreeable to Mr.
Sherman If Mr. Taft was. The result -was the
nomination of Mr. Sherman after a rousing
speech by Mr. Cannon, and to-night every one is
going away happy.
BUY AS STILL SILENT.
Will Prohahhj Give Out Platform
Statement To-day.
bteootn. Neb.. June 19 —William J. Bryan de
clinf <i to-day to discuss the work of the Repub
lican National Convention. He received bulle
tins Of to-day's actions by telephone at his
library at Faiiview and entertained a number
of callers during the morning. This afternoon
Mr. Bryan prepared an analysis of the Republi
can platform, which he probably will make pub
lic to-morrow.
FIRST TAFT CLUB IN JERSEY FORMED.
Trenton. N. J.. June 19— Thn first Taft club to
be formed in this city and probably la the 6tate
wan organized in the Trenton House last "night.
j,i*t two hours after the news of the Wai Secre
tary nomination for the Presidency reached this
city These offloers were elected: L. Whlttaker.
president; R. C. Walker, vice-president; R. R.
WWtehMbd, secretary. Mid W. A. Dqyle t trM»ur«r.
N^-^tfK . . DAILY , TRIBUNE, * SATURDAY. .TUNE- 20. 1908<
N^rVT- s^OTt!v DAILY IKIBUNB. bAiUKUAx, * lijr :~ -■ *
FIGHT OVER CHAIRMAN
Hitchcock rs. vorts.
Ccwfcst TV if! Probably Be Settled
To-daij in Cincinnati.
[By I>leirraph to Thr Tribune.]
Chicago. June 19.— "1t if nil over hu the flec
tion." said a New York dolegrate. as he left the
rapidly emptying Coliseum to-day after Jameß
S. Sherman, of New York, had heen unanimously
i lioaiim fr>r second place. "There will b« no
more contests now "
But the New Yorker was mistaken. There
was a very lively contest already In progress.
In fact, it had begun several days ago and was
ar.carently reaching a culmination at that
moment. This was the contest over the chair
manship of the Republican National Commit
tee.
As has been told in these dispatches, ther*
has been a qi-'et movement to get the place for
Arthur i. Vcrjs. Mr. Taft's Ohio manager, hat
so quietly was it being conducted that it was
generally supposed to have been abandoned.
When, Immediately after the convention ad
journed, ' toe new national committee met It
broke out afresh and for a short time it waged
fast and fusious. While the result seems almost
certain, the end is not yet.
The contest was a three cornered affair. First,
there was ex-Chairman Harry S. New, of.ln
diana. He thought he ought to be the national
chairman, and Rome of his friends were in
hearty agreement with him. He hod supervised
the arrangements for the present convention*
had labored hard to make it a success and had
never enjoyed the glory of conducting a cam
paign. Unfortunately for Mr. New. however,
he was lined up with the "Old Guard."
Then, too. Mr. New bungled his work when
the sub-committee on arrangements selected
Senator Burrows for temporary chairman of the
convention. The President had recommended
Senator Beveridge. it is true, but he was equally
agreeable to the selection of Senator Dolllver.
and. incidentally, had Mr. Dollivcr been chosen
he would undoubtedly be the Vice-Presidential
candidate of his party to-day.
Senator Burrows represented the "Old Guard."
The crowd felt that he was not in sympathy
with the Roosevelt regime, and the day he pre
sided was the dullest of a convention in which
all other days were surcharged with enthusiasm.
Then there was Frank H. Hitchcock. Mr.
Hitchcock has been merely a receptive candi
date, but he has had sufficient, militant friends
to satisfy the most exacting. The entire pro
gressive element in the committee wanted Mr.
Hitchcock for chairman, with the possible ex
ception of the Ohio contingent, If Governor Her
rick and his friends may be so termed. Yes
terday Charles P. Taft had requested Mr. Hitch
cock to cease his efforts to secure the place. Mr.
Hitchcock had indignantly replied that he had
made no effort in that direction; that he was not
an applicant for the place, and that he had dep
recated the presentation to Secretary Taft of a
memorial asking that he be named. Mr. Hitch
cock took occasion to make It clear, however,
that he would not accept a subordinate place on
the committee, that scheme having been dis
cussed.
Then, of course, there was Mr. Voryu, but he
was hjdden behind the shadow of Govejnor Her
rick. Probably Mr. Herrlck was not particular
ly anxious for the place, hut he wanted to pro
tect Vorys, and he was quite willing: to he the
chairman, with Vorys and HHehhcock for vice
chairmen. Of course. Mr. Hitchcock's friends
knew that scheme would not work.
When the committee met this noon It elected,
on motion of Governor Herrick, a sub-com
mittee'to wait on th« candidate informally and
consult with him as to the national chairman.
This committee is composed of Messrs. Clayton,
lollops, Herrlck, Borah, Nag-el, Duncan. Ward
and Louden. It was supposed that a majority
of the sub-committee to which was delegated
the power to select the chairman would, after
conferring with the candidate, be unfavorable to
Mr. Hitchcock. The Indications are this even-
Ing that a majority favors Mr. Hitchcock's se
lection. The question will b«» decided in Cin
cinnati, presumably to-morrow.
Tt Is understood that Charles P. Taft is favor
able to some arrangement which will provide
for Mr. Vorys. The attitude of Henry W. Taft
is not known, but it is known that Secretary
Taft is strongly predisposed to Hitchcock. The
two brothers of the Secretary and the sub
commlttee Wt here for Cincinnati to-night.
During the afternoon some twenty-odd mem
bers of the national committee signed a memo
rial asking that Hitchcock be appointed.
The national committee, after appointing its
sub-committee, proceeded to re-elect Elmer
Dover, of Ohio, as its secretary and William
Ptone, of Maryland, as its sergeant -at -arms. It
is generally conceded that Elmer Dover has
made an admirable secretary and his re-elec
tion is generally approved. So. too, with Mr.
Ptone. Men who have been attending national
conventions for years declare that they never
witnessed so well ordered and so comfortable a
convention as that which has just adjourned.
Every detail had been carefully thought out and
perfected, and nothing which could contribute
to the comfort of national committeemen, dele
gates and spectators had been left undone.
These results were due to the careful work of
Mr. Stone, and his re-election was a natural
consequence. Both Mr. Dover and Mr. Stone
were, the recipients of numerous cordial con
gratulations this afternoon.
TO INFORM SHERMAN.
Committee to Wait on Candidate
Named.
Chicago, June 19.— The following is the com
mittee appointed to inform James S. Sherman
of his nomination as Vice-President :
Alabama-FRANK H. LATHROP.
Arkansas— A. C. JONES.
California— L. PAUL.
Colorado— ALßEßT .A. REED
Connecticut— WlLLlAM E. BURNHAM.
Delaware— H. A. RICHARDSON.
GEORGE W. ALLEN.
Georgia— M. B. MORTON
Idaho— WARREN TRUETT.
-ROBERT B. CLARK.
Indiana— G. WILL WILSON.
Iowa— EUGENE SH AFTER
Kansas-GEORGE H. HUNTER.
Kentucky— (Not selected.)
Louisiana— (Unlisted.) ,
Maine— HORACE P. MITCHELL.
Maryland— GEOßGE B. TIMANUS.
Massachusetts— SAMUEL E. WINSLOW.
Michigan— E. P. FOSS.
Minnesota— ANDßEW PETERSON.
Mississippi— CHAßLES BANKS.
Missouri— BENECKE.
Montana— C. M. BLAIR
Nebraska— J. H. ARENDS.
Nevada-JOHN G. THOMPSON.
New Hampshire— LESTEß F. THURBER.
New Jereey— ERNEST R. ACKERMAN.
New York-GEORGE W. ALDRIDGE.
North Carolina— CHAßLES F. TOMS.
North Dakota— ANDREW BAKDAGER.
Ohio— J. A. MARTIN.
Oklahoma— PATßlCK J. DOVE.
Oregon-J H. BROWN.
Pennsylvania- JOSEPH R. ORI NDY.
Rhode Island— A. L. CRUM.
South Carolina— T. L. GRANT.
South Dakota— C. ANDERSON.
Tennessee— (Not selected.
Texas-HARRIS MASTERSON.
Utah— WILLIAM D. LIVINGSTON.
Vermont— M. CHAPMAN.
Virginia R. I. ROOP.
Washington- W. K. RUCKER.
West Virginia -T. E. HOUSTON.
Wisconsin ATLKY PETERSON
Wyoming FRANK W. MANI-KLL
Alaska- (Not selected, »
Arizona— L. W. POWELL.
District of Columbia — RICHARD P. HORNER.
Hawaii— J. M. DOWSETT.
New Mexico M. A OTERO.
Philippines- THOMAS C. HARTIOAM,
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THINK TICKET WINNER
LEADERS ARE CONFIDENT.
Politicians Say New Yorker as
Taft's Mate Indicates Success.
Republican leaders freely expressed the belief
yesterday that the ticket named by the Republican
convention carries out the high standards set by
the party In the past and will be triumphantly
elected in November. Even the Democrats who
were asked for an expression of opinion found it
impossible to make any criticism of Secretary
Taft and Representative Sherman. Because they
could say nothing except good and thought it dis
loyal to their party to praise the Republican
ticket some Democrats begged to be excused from
speaking for quotation.
Senator Platt. whose approval of the nomination
of Secretary Taft was printed in The Tribune
yesterday, had many good things to say of Repre
sentative Sherman. "Representative Sherman is
the biggest man in the party in this state." ho said.
"He will he a tower of strength on the ticket.
Although I am more or less out of politics. I shall
do everything in my power to secure the election
of the ticket, and I have no doubt that it will win
a great victory."
General Benjamin F. Tracy, who was Secretary
of the Navy under President Harrison, was over
joyed at the Chicago result. "I favored the nom
ination of Mr. Taft from the beginning." he Bald.
"It is an excellent ticket. The head of it is a man
of wM* information and of exceptional ability.
He has the confidence of all types of men. I am
glad that Mr. Sherman was nominated for Vice-
President: There ought to be no difficulty in
carrying the state and the nation. The platform
should p'ea?p. I was Interested in the stamped
talk only because it was so absurd. I said from
the start that there was nothing in it. It was
ridiculous to suppose that Mr. Roosevelt and Mr.
Taft were playinc thai sam«»."
"William H. Taft is probably th*» best equipped
man to be President of the United States that
could have been nominated, or that has been nom
inated since I have been in politics; no man ever
had a better training, and there Is not the slight
est doubt of his election." said George R. Sheldon,
treasurer of the Republican Stats Committee and
president of the Union League Club. "So far as
Mr. Sherman is concerned, he is a representative
of the oldtime organization of Republicanism.
As a member of Congress he baa always done good
work and he ought to be perfectly satisfactory to
the business interests of the country. The plat
form is excellent. T (in not like even the mention
of the courts, and especially the criticisms of
them, but th« plank as It is is Just about as in
nocuous as possible."
Charles A. Schleren, ex-Mayor of Brooklyn, was
elated by the composition of the ticket. He said
that be was mire It would be elected. "Mr. Taft
is a man who understands the situation throughout
the country." Mr. Schleren declared. "The busi
ness interests have perfect confidence in his ability
and thorough knowledge of the various business
Interests, and I look upon Mr. Taft as one who will
safeguard the Industries of this country, both as to
capital and labor. I hope that he will bring about
a thorough understanding upon that difficult ques
tion, that has confronted us for so many years.
"We. hope that he will be able, to restore the pros
perity which we enjoyed so much the last few
years. The platform suits me very well. I think it
will be appreciated by the diversified interests of
this country. It is a step forward in the right di
rection, doing Justice to capital and labor alike."
Henry R. Town? said he was pleased with the
nominations. He is president of the Merchants' As
sociation, but would not say what the association
as a body thought about the ticket. The association
contains men of both parties. Mr. TWM said that
the success of the ticket was practically assured.
He liked the platform, with the exception of the
anti-injunction plank.
Abraham Gruber, Republican leader of the. 17th
Assembly District, said he was going to take oft
his coat and get down to work for the ticket. It
is an excellent choice." he said, "and will prove a
winner In this 6tate and in enough others to insure
the election of Taft and Sherman."
President McGowan of the Board of Aldermen
said that, as he was a Democrat, he hoped for the
success of his party, but that nothing could be said
against the high character of the Republican nomi
nees. "I don't know anything about Secretary
Taft, except what I have seen in the papers." said
President McGowan. but all that is said is to his
credit. I think he is a good man. The same may
be said of Representative Sherman, of this state,
However, I hope the Democrats will nominate a
better ticket and will win."
"What would you consider a gooi ticket?" the
president was asked.
"Johnson for President and Mayor Meridian for
Vice-President." he replied. "Then there would be
a Western man and a New York State man on
each ticket, and I believe a race of that kind would
be exceedingly close."
The financial district received with satisfaction
the news of the selection of Secretary Taft by the
Republican National Convention as Its nominee for
President and Congressman Sherman for Vice-
President. Washington E. Conner said of Mr.
Taft's nomination:
"I think that Mr. Taft will make, an ex'-ellent
President, and I am well pleased with the political
outlook for the, next eight years, during which
time I expect him to be in office.
' Washington will cease to be a disturbing factor
for that time. Under Mr. Taft's direction I do not
look for any legislation hostile to capital. His in
ternational experience and training are such as to
Insure confidence.
"As soon as the campaign gets under way 1 have
no fear of a dull market. The c»mpaign. if Bryan
has no opposition from the Democratic factions,
will cause many a scare In Wall Street before
election.
"Nevertheless. Roosevelt remains a lending factor
In the situation, and the possibility of carrying out
a radicaV platform is the only thing to occasion
fear."
/ Henry Clew? said:
"The convention did its work admirably in nomi
nating our next President. The best evidence that
Mr. Taft will make a most satisfactory Kxeeutlve
Is his splendid record. No man in the country has
filled so many nigh official positions ns Mr. Taft,
and all with great ability, good judgment and
scrupulous honesty. Thos'o fir© the qualities most
requisite to qualify an American citizen to become
President of this great nation. if the head of the
nation is all right the influence upon our K.OOO.OX)
of people will be potential for good in all directions.
"Business men can now go ahead with confidence,
feeling assured that Mr. Taft will surely be our
next President, and that they have therefor* noth
ing to fear for the next four years from that
source, so that they can predicate their affairs on
their own good judgment, without any misgivings
as to the future, SO far as they apply to faithful,
capable and honed governmental administration"
Senator P. H. McCarrcn wan asked what he
thought of the outcome of the Republican National
Convention. The Senator didn't appear very much
excited about it. and replied: "Oh. It's what I
have been .expecting for th« last »even or eight
months. It tanked that way all alpng, and I sup
/gp^ Nature's
W^^ Wonders
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you beyond expression. Why not go
this naaer ▼!» the ac* r — tao
Union Pacific
This new line to Yellowstone Station
—the edge of the Park— ancl the splen
did train service of the Union Pacific.
makes it the most desirable ronte to
this fascinating region. Inquire of
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pose, frcm a Republican po<nt of fta», it's a
pretty good nomination. '
MR. SHERMANS ABILITY.
An Able Parliamentarian, Qualified
to Preside Over the Senate.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 13.— James Schoolcraft
Sherman will be an Ideal presiding officer for
the United States Senate. Aside from his other
admirable qualifications as. running mate for
Mr. Taft and fcr the Presidency. -Repre
sentative Sherman is a most skilful parliamen
tarian. There are. in fact, many public men
who regard him as the most capable authority
on parliamentary practice in either branch of
Congress. The late Speaker Reed was quick to
discern his rare ability as a presiding officer,
and no man has been so frequently called to the
chair to preside over the committee of the
whole. He has been able to retain the esteem
and friendship of practically every man in the
House regardless of party . affiliation. which
stamps him as a man of tact and evenness of
temper.
He has" a thorough knowledge of legislative
law and Is almost as familiar with the rules of
the House and precedents established under
them as was Mr. Reed himself. Mr. Sherman
whenever called to the chair and confronted
with tangled question."? of procedure has always
been firm in his decisions and lucid in his rul
ings. He knows, too. how- to handle a parlia
mentary situation without creating friction.
After he had been taken up by Speaker R<»ed
th« New-Yorker became a prominent candidate
of his party against the late David B. Hender
son, of lowa, for the Speakership in 1892. and
after that contest thought of re?ipning from
Congress to go on th«» bench in the 2d District
of New York, for which his legal attainments
especially fitted him.
With such an able parliamentarian presiding
th<* Senate will be equipped for the proper
transaction of public business, and with the
precedents established in course of the recent
filibuster, with Mr. Sherman in the chair aftCf
March 4 there will iindoubto<Hy be shod shrift
for the nselese opposition to the enactment <>f
any important legislation upon which the ma
jority may unite.
Representative Sherman enters the campaign
with a firm grasp upon important public ques
tions, c: pecially those relating to Interstate com
merce. He ranks next in seniority to Chairman
Hepburn of the House Interstate and Foreign
Commerce Committee, anc" during the recent Ill
ness of Colonel Hepburn was In charge of all of
that committee's work. He has for a long time
been chairman of the Important Committee on
Indian Affairs, and is one of the best posted m-n
in Congress on all matters relating to th* red
man. Mere than any other man in Congress has
he labored to have restrictions removed from
Indian affairs. His efforts in this direction have
resulted in the saving of millions of dollars'
worth of property for them.
A prominent Western leader to-night ex
pressed the belief that no other man of the East
would appeal as strongly as Mr. Sherman will to
the men of the West. In matters of public
lands, the natural resources, the Indians and
Interstate commerce. In which the West is
deeply Interested, he is perfectly at home. He
is also a man of indomitable energy, with qual
ities of personal magnetism that will win him
countless friends before the close of the cam
paign.
Mr. Sherman is genial and a happy campaign
speaker. He speaks conversationally and
brightens his serious argument with facetious
byplays. At the last Republican state conven
tion in New York he gave an illustration of this
characteristic when called upon for a speech as
presiding officer. As he advanced to the plat
form he caught sight of Senator Depew. and then
remarked Jovially. "1 cannot be expected to
make a speech when such an adept Is on the
platform."
The home life of the Shermans is ideal. Be
sides the father, there are three bright sons and
Mr?. Sherman, who is an invalid. Representa
tive Sherman's devotion to her la beautiful. In
thla respect there Is something about him that
Is reminiscent of the late President McKinley's
kindness and devotion toward Mrs. McKlnley.
There are no frills about "Sunny Jim" Sherman.
His nature is open, frank and natural. He is
not ruffled when anything goes wrong and is
always likely to give one the benefit of the
doubt, but when his mind la once made up his
decision is usually final.
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Washington. June I<>.-Prp*ident R<^^
day sent a telegram to Representative «mM
congratulating him on his nomination. saying
of Taft and Sherman.
Secretary Taft sent a telegram •• Repre^ta.
tive Sherman Immediately on hearing of am
nomination, a* follows:
struggle. Will you not meet me iSpcSce:
to-morrow to confer on matters of irrp^anc*.
Secretary Cortelyou sent the following I*
gram of congratulation to Mr Sherman:
Hearty congratulation and best wlsMs mm
ticket.
Albany. June 13.-Governor — ■»«■ »**
sent this telegram to Congressman Sherman.
James P. Sherman. Auditorium J nn « V < 2SE
t .Mv cordial C«s»Jstt*tog»g^^jg|
The Governor also sent a telegram of thank*
and appreciation to General Stewart L. *****
ford, who yesterday placed his name in nom
ination for the Presidency.
Boston. June -On receiving brfonn«tfc««j
the nomination of Congressman Sh-rman to
Vice- President. Governor Guild telegraphed m
congratulations as follows:
Mv heartiest congratulation* anrt *?*"££
Now for a lons pull, a strong pull and a TW"
together for both nominees.
Governor Guild -aid: "I •■ ■■■■■■ grat^
fill to the friends Who put my name ' or ar< r?.
the Vice-Presidency, and I am particularly prwx
that an unbroken delation from Ma*«cim-«"
should have found me worthy of the «c«J
Place in th- nation's gift. The cause is »res •
than any man or any section. Congress^
Sherman, who has been selected as most m£
supplementing the candidacy of S«£*"£Sj
is an admirable choice. »nd should «*gH
command as hearty a support «■ M.ssaehu*i.«
as in his own state." _i._ _i— j»
In addition to the telegram to Mr 6*»g
the Governor sent telegrams of thanks , to «JJJ
•MM Lodge and Crane for their efforts m wm
behalf.
W. B SUTHERLAND CUT FOR TAFT,
No More Bryanism for Former Democrat!*
Editor of White Plains.
One of the first Democrats to come •JjVfJJ,^!
i. William B. Sutherland, former P^S^t,,
"The Westchester County Reporter. » yfTH— »*
newspaper of White s'*- »' ' " ['/J^ „ 1
in Chicago this week, attended «*•«»£% x,*
Republican convention at which Secret*
was nominated. «snveatio«»
TV'hon asked about his presence attWJ atwW ll
Mr. Sutherland said. "Why shouWn t I * ,ttf
lam gotn* to vote for Taft. and ! f d " B i, "ftr*»
know. It. I r«ar<l hi, election as «• '.",-ry «l
nate thing which could happen to th« •"?T^
this Urn*, and all the business men. £ > "\£/ s!lO «
can* an.l Democrats, that I meet mm i *u 9 **
way." Mr. Sutherland Is consistent tn "icKinisf
of Secretary Taft. for ha voted «o. •
both times ha ran. . -,

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