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But Not Dull
But Not Radical
[i-opyrlght, 1012, hi The Trlrune Aaaocla'ton.l
V? LXXII....N* 23,961. **-*"ttRBT'?*? NEW-?ORK, SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1912.-FIVE PARTS-SIXTY PAGES.
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Assemblage in Orchestra Hall Attended by
About 1 50 Regular and Many Cast Out
Delegates Meets to Form New Party.
No Name Selected by "Progressives" and Attempt Will
Be Made to Take Over Republican Electors and
Organizations in Several States Beginning with
Illinois?Great Crowd Watcher Proceedings.
[By a Stqff Correspon Hent of The Tribune.]
Chicago. June 22.?Theodore Roosevelt, in a speech in Orchestra Hall to?
night, started a movement for the formation of a new national party As many !
of the Roosevelt delegates and alternates as could be got together adopted
resolutions previously prepared under the direction of Mr. Roosevelt and in ;
which they said: "We hereby nominate Theodore Roosevelt as the candidate of |
our party for the office of President of the United States."
In reply the colonel said there were those who asked him and his friends
to 6tay in the party "which has just fraudulently nominated for the Presidency
a man who inspired and profited by the fraud." He declared that the con?
vention had provided a mean?; for a "fraudulently elected" national committee
which four years from now might again overthrow the will of the voters at the
The colonel said that while he recognized ir. those who addressed the reso?
lutions to him the "lawfully elected delegates to the Republican convention,"
he accepted their nomination on only one condition:
"I feel that the time has come when not only men who believe in pro?
gressive principles but all men who believe in those elementary maxims of [
public and private morality which must underlie every form of successful free
government should join in one movement. I therefore ask you to go to your
several homes to find out the sentiment of the people at home and then again
come together. I surest by macs convention, to nominate for the Presidency a
Progressive candidate on a Progressive platform."
It is planned to take advantage of any friction which may be generated
among the Democrats at Baltimore to swing into the new Progressive move?
ment members of that party Representatives of the colonel have already
itarted for Baltimore to make ove-tures to the Progressives there. It was sug?
gested to-day that the name cf ?He new party be the National Progressive party.
Ormsby McHarg, who framed up the Southern contests, has enlisted in the
new pa'ty.
"It is not true that I have had a break with the colonel." he declared. "I
law him to-day and offered my services. If the Democrats turn Mr. Bryan
down in Baltimore we will have the chante of a century to unite with the Pro?
gressive Democrats in the formation of a real people's party. I would suggest
the name of the Liberal party."
Representative George C. Curry, of New Mexico, is one of the scouts sent
to the Baltimore convention to see what can be dene toward splitting some of
the Progressives away from the Democratic party. He is a former Rough Rider
and an old friend of Colonel Roosevelt, by whom he was appointed Territorial
Governor of New Mexico. He is now a Representative from that state, but de- '
dares that he will resign his seat, as he was elected as a Republican, and will
work for the colonel's fwrty.
The speech nominating Colonel Roosevelt was made by Controller William
A. Prendergast. of New York, who was to have presented the colonel's name
to the regular Republican convention.
Dean William Draper Lev/is, of the University of Pennsylvania Law School,
who was to make one of the seconding speeches, delivered to-night's address j
which he had prepared for the Republican convention.
Representatives of twenty-two state* composed the notification committee,
which informed Colonel Roosevelt of hi? nomination, and in a sens? stood as
sponsors for the movement. The committee consisted of Controller Prendergast,
of New York; Meyer Lisner, of California; ex-Representative Richmond Pear
?On, of North Carolina; Frank Knox, of Michigan; Matthew Hale, of Massa?
chusetts; A. R. Garford. Ohio; David Browning, Kentucky; Everard Bierer, jr.,
Utah; Walter Thompson, Vermont; Judge Oscar R. Hundley, Alabama; Judge
Ben B. Lindsey, Colorado; Andrew Rahn, Minnesota; Judge Stevens, Iowa;
Judge Lowder, North Dakota; William Alien White, Kansas; John C. Green
way, Arizona; ex-Governor John Franklin Fort, New Jersey; Colonel E. C.
Carrington, Maryland; Pearl Wight, Louisiana; Lorenzo Dow, Washington;
Walter Clyde Jones, Illinois, and Frank Frantz, Oklahoma.
About one hundred and fifty regular delegates and many cast out dele?
gates attended the meeting.
The meeting, late in starting, was delayed by the regular delegates to the
convention at the Coliseum, who remained until their states had been called on
the Presidential nomination. All the delegates instructed for Roosevelt wished
to record their refusal to vote in the Taft convention.
Governor Hiram Johnson of California, who presided at the "rump" con?
vention, arrived early with Gifford Pinchot, former chief forester; Amos Pinchot
and Governor Robert P. Bass, of New Hampshire.
Among Roosevelt champions to arrive early were E. C. Carrington, of
Baltimore, leader in the Maryland Roosevelt campaign; Robert C. Novario, of
Cleveland, Ohio, who painted the portrait of Roosevelt which was suspended in
the rear of the stage; Frank Knox, of Michigan, secretary of the state com
rnittee; Harry A. March and D. C. Henderson, of Ohio; William Flinn, of
Pittsburg, recently resigned from the Republican National Committee; Francia
J? Heney, of California; Alexander P. Moore, of Pennsylvania; James R. Gar
field, of Ohio, and Senator Dixon, of Montana, Mr. Roosevelt's manager in the
pre-convention campaign.
Wild enthusiasm broke out when the California delegation, fresh from the
convention, marched into the hall. They bore their banner before them, and
the cheers that greeted their appearance drowned out the music of the big
pipe organ. Governor Johnson escorted the California delegates to the stage.
Another round of cheers was given when Representative George Norris, of
Nebraska, one of the "insurgent" Republicans in the House, ascended to the
Platform and took his place beside James Wickersham, delegate to Congress
from Alaska.
Just before Governor Johnson called the meeting to order the crowd
Hag patriotic songs and imitated a steam roller. When news of the nomination
of President Taft reached the hall, all the Roosevelt leaders seemed pleased.
The information that Vice-President Sherman had been renominated appeared
to add to their delight. Governor Johnson and Gifford Pinchot shook hands and
both turned to Frank A. Munsey, who had just arrived with the news, and
P*tted him on the back.
Th? delegates from the Coliseum convention arrived in a body and marched
( onilnucd on third pamrn, fourth column.
WILLIAM llow \Ki) ! AFT.
Uenominated for Presiden! of the L'nited States by tin Republican National Convention.
Chicago lune '"' VVI en I
i.-ik^n to-dsv ti, tl,?* F<? ?
Nu t' rial Conventl? m on ll ?? Indorsem? n\
of the ristfnrm the it...*-\ ?*;? d?
put Into <*fffrt th' Ir po'lrj
A ?ni-? !#? ?ho?* ii?g tli? number <?f dele?
gates, by atatea, nol v? tlnsr, fol
Alur.ama . 2 Net? fork f?
Callfornls . 24 Korth ''?t?.iir.i
milan? . 7 Oblo . .14
Kan?ai . I* Oklaho I
Mam? . ... 12 i iregon 2
Maryland . ? Pennaj-lranh . K.I
Mlnoi?. H S'.iih r*amiins. 3
Ma??a?-hu??Ma ... 14 S'.'Hli Ink.,la . I?i
Mlrhlaan . a Tonneeeae . ..... 1
m?sasela .?? 24 Tessa . s
Mlanl-mlppl . 3 Vermonl 2
NV-hmaka .. U \ l-rlnli . 1
N?)w .Iei?ev. 2*1 W.?! Virginia I*
Total . 142
Retires at 75 Through Favor rf
Boston Financier.
I By Telegraph lo The Tribun?
Boston, Jun? 22 Alphonse L Bher
burn'-. Baventy-flVi year? old, for th?* laal
twenty-fi'iir ypars Janitor of the apart
ri*?*nt houM known as th? Hotel Agassis,
announces his Intention tu retir?-, havln?
accumulated $ir?Oil<Kl through th" friend
ship "f Major Henry L. Hlgglnson
financier ami owner and chief tenant of
th?* hotel.
it was in tiif days when Oeceola cop?
per stock was beginning to boom thai
Major Hlgglnsofl demonstrated hi??!
friendship tor his faithful old servant ?
nnd ?ave to him hi? ?tart toward a furl
?inn He advised Shcrhurne ?*> ?>uy <>.*?
reola and personally guaranteed him
a?*alnHt lnss. Shorlnirm* Invested his
savinKs of I&000 in 1,000 shares at |6 a
nharf. He ?till has those phar.s, their
value helnK Sli.'*..??' In addition, 1.?*
owns ? homo In Rosllndalc and a fin?*
farm in Htoneham.
"I don't know Just what I shall ?1<>."
?aid Mr. Bh-erburne ("-day. "f thall
have to find ?.omet hin* to OCCUPY my
time, but Just what that will he I don'?
know. I nmy s*"?*1? down on th? farm
In Rtoni'ham and enjoy myself for th??,
rent of my Me
"I novoT drank a drop of liquor, al?
though I have always voted for license;
?tor have I SVST smoked a pipe or a
clf?ar. My advice to all young m?*n Is
to savo their money and not to spend It
foollahly? "" M may b* ,1,<ef,,, ''? ,he,r
declining year*" _
The-AII-the-Way-by.Water Way.
11 noKton and point*? Down Bast. In Mam?
inn the Marltrrne provinces. Bt*unal,lps
^,*Lhhu?itlS ?d ^kar Hill. 8~ advu
?* *n
8 -An?
H Conn
28? G a
8? Idaho.
20? Kan
26?K y
12? M-?
30?Mich .
8?Mont .
1?3_Neb .
6?Nev .
8?N. H .
28?N. J. ..
8?N. Mex 7
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-- 21
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20 !
M N. Y.
2V-N. C
I0 N. D.
4*?, Oh,o
7h ?P-inn
10?P. I
18?S. C
10?S D
8?Utah .
8?Vt. 6
24? Va 22
14? Wash 14
16?W. Va. ?
26?Wis . ?
6?Wyo 6
2?Alas 2
2?D. C 2
6 ? Hawaii 6
2?Phil... 2
2?P. R
. 9
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10 ?
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1078?TVIs 561 41 17 107
26 I 'Two votes for Hughes in Pennsyl
? ? ' vania.
i The Tribune B ireav |
Waahlngton, June -'2 Prealdenl Taft
made the following ?tatemenl to-ntghl
m h? r: notlflad of M.*-- nomination:
? a national convention of on? of the
??real partita la ordinarily Important
only ns a pr*allmlnarj i" ;? national or
fanlaatton f?>r the ??!? lion "i a Praaldent,
Tin? Chicago ?-iiiiv? uti'.ii JuMt ended la
more than "ii-, and I - In Itaelf the end
of a pre i??mvi-iiti??f? campaign preeentlng
h cr?ala* mora threatening and laauea
more Important than that "f t)i<- election
campaign which is to foll?n between the
two greal national parti*?.
??Th?? ?|UPfMion hare ;it stake iraa
whether tho Republi?*an party was to
??hange Ita attitude aa tha chief coo?
eervator in the nation of eonatltutlona)
representative governm?*nt and wiih to
weak? n the .-/institutional g-iiaranteca ??f
life, liberty and property, and all other
rlgbta dactarad aacrad in the Bill of
Rights, by abandoning tha principle of
\ wonderful Flesh and Blood Rulldei
H T.Oh".\Vl?"t',-*t?3uNSC?..U8FuJtoo Ht.,N.?.
the absolu?? Independence of the Judi?
ciary, essential to the maintenance of
these rights.
"The campaign carried on to s??/.?' th*
Republican party and make it the In?
strument of reckless ambition and the
unsettling of the fundamental prin?
ciples of our government was ho sud?
den ami unexpected that time was not
given clearly t" show to th?? i.pic ami
tb.? party tha dangers which confronted
Danger Could Not Be Measured.
"It w,is aOUghl to break the wlae and
valuable tradition aKalnst k?vIuk morn
tlian two terms to any ?mo man In the
Presidency, and the danger from it.''
breai h could nol be measured.
"The importance of the greal victory
(nnllnii?d ?m third page, third ?-oliiiiin.
Eiqht Splendid Tra?na Dally via Royal
Blue Line to Baltimore and Washington.
? Kvi'iv Even Hour' l.tbcity St. 8 A M
to IP m . ah? 7 P. M . ? fU Bl 10 min
utM earlier Midnight train ll:M P, If,
\V ?d Bl ? ? A. M Liberty St.
Ualtlmore, uhio, Kea?_ln_, Jersey Central.?
Poll of Vote Gives Taft 561; Roosevelt, 107;
La Follette, 41 ; Cummins, 17; Hughes, 2?
Present, but Not Voting, 344.
But Many Disregarded His Order Not to Vote at All and
Followed Primary Instructions?Great Confusion
in Convention Toward End, but Plans
Go Through as Scheduled.
-H\ -i p'.-iff r-flrr'^pnnJ?nt of Th-? Tribun?. 1
Chicago, June 22.?William Howard Taft was renominated fof
President of the United States to-night by practically a two-thirds vote
of the national convention, his total vote being 561, and James School
craft Sherman was renominated for Vice-President by a vote of 597
immediately thereafter. Ex-President Roosevelt received 107 votes;
Senator La FoUctte, 41 ; Senator Cummins, 17, and Justice Hughes, 2.
This has been the big day in the national convention. All the con
tests before the committee on credentials and the reports of that com?
mittee had been adopted by varying, but always safe, majorities.
A broad, progressive and sane platform was reported by ex-Vice
Presidcnt Fai; banks for the committee on resolutions, and was adopted
by a vote of 666 to 396, with sixteen absentees. Of those opposed to the
platform, and indeed to everything else which would promote the nomi?
nation of Mr. Taft. 343, obeying the mandate of Colonel Roosevelt, sol?
emnly announced when their names were called that they were "present,
but not voting." This was as near to administering the "silence" pro?
posed by James R. Garfield and Gifford Pinchot as the Roosevelt people
The delegates who refused to vote because Colonel Roosevelt had
asked them not to constituted majorities in ten states, as follows: Cali?
fornia. Kansas, Maine. Minnesota, Nebraska. New Jersey, Ohio, Penn?
sylvania. South Dakota ird West Virginia.
Henry J. Allen, of Kansas, was chosen to sing to the convention
Colonel Roosevelt's swan song. He did it well, and strongly indorsed
the colonel's plea to his supporters not to vote on any motion which
migh' thereafter be put.
Colonel Roosevelt's denunciation of the convention and his im?
ps sinned pica for support stiffened up several delegations. New York
voted 85 for the platform to 5 against it Illinois, which had voted as
strongly against the President at 31 to 7, swung around and voted 46
for the Taft platform to 9 against, with three absent. Idaho came over
in a body, and so did Missouri. Gains were made in several states, and
the Taft total?666?made it so obvious that the President was in full
control of the convention and constantly gaining that the Roosevelt
people became more ugly than ever
Colonel Bryan, who threw up nil job as a reporter and left for the
Democratic convention in Baltimore this afternoon, admitted he believed
the success or failure of the Roosevelt third party movement depended
wholly on the wisdom with which the Democrats chose their Presiden?
tial candidate. Mr. Brvan would not indicate what course he regarded
as the wisest foi the Democrats to pursue, but he intimated that the
nomination of a conservative would surely pave the way for the success
of the proposed New Nationalist party. He was cheered by a large
section of the galleries and by most of the Roosevelt delegates as he
left the Coliseum.
Theodore Roosevelt, who cannot bring himself to a realization of
the fact that the "overwhelming demand" for his nomination is a myth,
utilized his last opportunity in the convention when he asked Allen. |f
Kansas, to read his denunciation of the convention because it had f-iilcd
to nominate him.
A> a result of the reiteration of Colonel Roosevelt's cries of "fraile!"
and "thieves," no Republican convention ever adjourned leaving so
many sores and with so little prospect that the wounds would be healed.
But his determination to start a third party which he can dominate
and which can be made first to serve his ambition may send thousands
of Republicans back into the Taft camp.
For the present it is difficult to make any predictions based on the
action of this convention. One thing is certain, however, as well as
interesting. George W. Perkins assured Colonel Roosevelt to-day that
he would finance the third party scheme and would continue to do so
as long as it seemed to him that he could thereby promote the defeat of
President Taft. And Amos Pinchot said that he and his brother could
be counted on to contribute their share.
The Roosevelt policy is to organize committees in every county jn
every Republican state and to arouse the resentment of the people and
to excite a sympathy for himself which he realizes cannot by any possi?
bility effect his election, but which will, he believes, prevent President
Taft from being elected.
Had Mr. Roosevelt had care for the Progressive movement he could
easily have accomplished the nomination of Governor Hadley of Mis?
souri for Vice-President to-day. Bui even when this was proposed to
him he would have nothing of it. G. G. H.
[By s ?-?uff C*orreep mdasl 'f Tha Tribun?)
Chicago, June 22. President Taft was re?
nominated to-night at the end of ? ?lid
ami riotoua day which bad produced ?vary
thing from srgumeni t" Hal lights.
Nearly . third of the convention, at th?
behest "i Theodore Roosevelt, refused to
vote "ii the nomination The nain.? pur Ion
and ns supporter? in th?' gall.-rl?m Bbouted
jeera and catcalto at tha mention of the
President, name, it interrupted the Hpee.-,i
?r nomination aeveral times, onee compel?
ling a thresl t" doar the galleries if the
disturbance did n->t cease. When Senator
Rooi al another time tried to restore a sem
blanc? of order the gallertas turned on Mm
11U,I twitted blm with the fact that b?
onee aerved as counsel for the aotori??ua
Tweed Thai "a-*1 the one 8lde Of the affiir.
The Other *va? n l.'.-iuinute outburst of en
thuaUto-m when Warren a. Harding. In hia
nominating ipeech first mentioned Pre*?
,),.,,( Tafl I name Tha fact that the Roose?
velt men ostentatiously refused to cheer,
remaining In their aeata and trying to
look l..?r?>d, ?Itil not Interfere with the Taft
men. Th??y cheered find applauded, shout?
ing an.I throwing their hate Into the air.
One man in the very front of the ?nnven
tlon hall tore off hl? i oat and swung that
around his hea?l. meantime carefully keep
In?; M a pair 0? KtOTtM.
States in a Wild Parada.
State standard?? were wrenched loo?-e, and
a parade started around th? hall, the
marcher? yelling "Four years more for
Taft." As If hy magic there appeared a big
rod silk bannei- with the President's plctur?
and the legend "?>ur Candidate" on it.
Pre?ntly that found its way to the plat
form and Mrs. John A. I?ngan. the widow
of ?Jeneral l.ogan. grabbed It from the man
who was carrying It and waved It In time
to the cheering. It took Senator Root fl\e
minutes to gavel the convention into some?
thing remote'y resembling quiet after that
incident. ??
Vice-President James 8. Shjwman w*u
nominated for Vlca-PreAdent...
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