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orary Chairman, in Key
Speech, Says Republi
Administralions Have
Been Faithful.
es Democratic Majority
iouse With Filibuster
rmful to Continued
rogress of Country.
kne IS- Afl soon as the vote mak
mg him temporary chairman of the
joeventlon was announced. Sena
tor Ront arose He prefaced his
M speech with a few etempora.ne
Ktrka safe you," he said, "and T beg
& believe that T deeply appreciate
toresarton of your confidence."
IT. haw. haw," came a guffaw from
I from members of the Pennsvl
nelegatlon brought a group of po
ll hi that direction.
Hlt-at-Arms Stone called upon
Uf of police to restore order In the
hsk of the Pennsylvania delega
0t Richard R. Quay, sitting In the
nit his hand to his mouth and
fcot "Receiver of stolen goods,"
jpdcers about him called for order.
Br hl scarcely begun his address
llHB hundreds of spectators on The
' Hod In the galleries began to move
BBfthe hall n.'M- hurriedly.
lvB for Order
Bator Root suspended his speech and
BjBarge2nt-at-Arms Stone to ask
BBAo wished to leave to go out at
flMcsoon as tho-e desiring to leave
(Bfcr.e the senator will continue,'
1$ By Stone through the megaphone
"BJlB spectators began tn crowd out.
BJ, tcowISng:, resumed his pluce. at
Btble. Senator P.G"T'k voice could
" Bi heard half wav down the hall.
Ba lenator sat there. "Bill" Fhnn.
B djar stub In the corner of his
fllBr "'3 e,ra':v Tit Jammed down
Baud, climbed over the stage rall
IBBBe stepped up to Senator Root,
llBBuds and conferred with him for
minutes !:iv.r? J--.t a.s Root re-
Bjp Mr. Hoot resumed, the entire
bti -Bart of the flo-T ' r.r rsl'ery was
Bpd those who remained to hear
""Bkiwded to the front and the empty
BBBe emphasized by the sharpness
...,Hl Keynote Speech.
'Bjbsot spoke
HMemen of the convention The
'Bale for hip In the Re-
Bjati party, which has so long
I iSftYBtd the attention and excited
BBBings of its members, Is about
B deterrr.l-the selection
BBtMidldate. The varying claims
B Bjtoon for recognition in the pollt
r tffBMeA of the patty about to
ct'amV ed bi tlie a'optlon ' a PIat"
Irapreme council of the party
iggB" e-'e-t r.'-.tlona! convention,
jjBB5B"lrr and terri-
i B due proportion, according to
rtJjng since evnbil.'hed, Is about
r, Bl to the American people for
Jt BKPntlr'i:ft'''acr. -,f the power of
""" Bpnt. which the party has ex
with but brief interruptions
JBjBre Tan half a century.
ES Performance . ; rj uy hy the
' " n an( ln acceptance of
.Bigcluslons b-. Republicans. Is to
i n Br"M the ever-recurring test of a
P Jtness to gi-vern. its coher
UIvr lts frmatlve and conirol-
BBPwr of organization.
.vjjBP0 organize, parties, having
r tP QUE;:!es of .-r,h.-rence and loy
Jj tea popular orovernment be
' m iSL. confui"''l cr-tr-t !.,-( ween a
BBBPnltude of Individual opinions.
. s.tBE?4' hateres's. individual at
W "T118 M repulsions.
Jpposes Lofty.
'jJkYJ -rp .?o oi its preat 'rl?
s'. U has been transmitted by
6WijBBLeiicc neratlon
0 T"'n of party leaders, and
jBTt"0. r'-.e Ba v.
Baw?Ve 80 oftf-n Bali ar" ae
jt.10 J", t.. Arr.rri-HM
Hj1R T entlt'ed to vour belief
J(rl!y r'- pr'ir.'-lple.H we
'tBB8Jui :he ;
.-BjP T"e princlpleB. because we
,-ajas party of l.ir.v.in. &nd Sum
BaaV e'ar'1- ;''d Morton, and
irtOAaat .HaVfS' :ind Garfield, and
?0flKalm thil; w!1'','.. entitled to
ifBut T,'''r' at the
1 SlPaKt. T:"; WP havo
JBBnMti lhat '" ar" tbe parfv
.VBbi. r.o. r-i
',V Kim'""'"'"""' I'-'-'-'-SS 111
t- BB ' ln aU ,n? nldK upon
.11 f lDBW v r;" M,!'' : '' er Wo
U &HfBBFiD'caUt1 we have ;()i.,wn onr-
11 . B- i"'--' "f efneient, honest
nUn6aBrS;,M!T'l''s! n.u-Mrratlon. in
F ' , ' 'a'.ti rui iv
iBK ' n r"-,ll-, -ire t;,adi on
dCtOBaaatv m""' 'r"f!'-n
fatRl?.. ,lt",:,'',.ons from of-
VJBX; ' :-''-nil'.' Mulshed, and
(tfrfrnKied ''f f,fl1''''1' '""'"ly is
dal,Kian,in'! of the
Br BT' PPh-' ''r the poib of
ni Roevelt and Taft.
ER Bfnt Taft's Position.
rtTl?SaB.rJn :'" "'
rIVJ P' -d. , eHtor in
W fent'3 and Children.
f i !fWl You Have Always Bought
Wing Powder
Senator Who
Is Selected
awakening the public conscience. In
augurating reforms and saving the
country from the dangers of a pluto
cratic government. Ho Instanced the
railroad rate law. the prevention of
raiirond rate discriminations, the en
forcement of the anti-trusl law. the
pure food law, the meat Inspection
law, the general supervision and con
trol of transportation companies, the
conservation of natural resources and
then proceeded to say:
"The chief function of the next ad
ministration, ln my Judgment, is dis
tinct from and a progressive develop
ment from that which has been per
formed by President Roosevelt. The
chief function of the next adminis
tration is to complete and perfect
the machinery bv which these stand
ards may be maintained, by which
the lawbreakers may be promptly re
strained and punished, but which shall
operate with sufficient accuracy and
dispatch to interfere with legitimate
business as little as possible.
Faithful Observance.
There spoke the voice of two Re
publican administrations and the
promise of that declaration has been
faithfully observed with painstaking
and assiduous care. The Republican
administration which Is now drawing
to a close has engaged In completing
and perfecting the machinery, In ap
plying the standards and working out
the practical results of established Re
publican policies, Including also the
MeKinley policies of a protective tariff
and lonna finance.
The Rep;; 'oilcan party stands now,
as McKinley stood, for a protective
tariff, while the Democratic party
stands against the principle of pro
tection and for a tariff for revenue
only. We stand not for the abuses of
the tariff, but for the beneficent uses.
No tariff can be revised so moderate,
so reasonable that it will not be re
jected by the Democratic party, pro
vided its duties be adjusted with ref
erence to labor cost so as to protect
American products against being
driven out of the market by for
eign underselllnK made possible
through the lower rale of wages ln
other countries.
The American foreign merchant
service has been driven from Hat face
of the waters because with the
wages of the American sailors and the
American standard of living It could
not compete with foreign tnlppliig
I have said that we do not Stand
for the abuses of the tariff. The chief
cause of abuse is that we have out-
f;rown our old method of tarlff-mak-ntr
Our productive Industries have
became too vast and complicated, our
commercial relations too extensive,
for any committee of congress of
Itself to get at the facts to which
the principle of protection may be
properlv applied.
The Republican party proposes to
remedy this defective method through
having the facts ascertained by an
Impartial commission, through thor
OUgh scientific Investigation, so that
the president and congress shall have
the basis for the Just application of
the principles of protection.
"The Republican congress included
in the Pavne-Aldrlch bill a clause
under which the president had au
thority to appoint such a board to
make such Investigations and report
the results to him. The president
appointed the board. Its members
are drawn from both political parties.
Their competency, lntegrltv and fair
ness Is unquestioned. They have re
ported upon the woolen schedule;
thev have reported on the cotton
schedule The president ha trans
mitted their findings to congress. The
Democratic house of representatives
ignores and repudiates them.
Democratic Delay.
In January, lflll. the last Repub
lican house of representative:-, passed
a bill to create a tariff commission
with much broader and more effec
tive powers for compelling the at
tendance of witnesses and securing
Informal ion, charged to report Its
findings to the congress. The bill
passed the senate wl'h some amend
ment, but It was delayed there by
an avowed Democratic filibuster un
til u reached 'be rtoues so late In
the session thai a vote was prevented
v,v atio' her Democratic filibuster in
i he bouse. Now the house Is Demo
cratic and the bill Is dead.
The Democratic part'.' doe not
want the facts upon which a lust
measure can be framed because they
men Ihut there shall be no protec
tion for American Industries, n the
last session and In the present ses
sion of congress the Democratic
house has framed and passed s series
Of tariff bills for revenue only, With
complete Indifference to the absolute
destruction thai their enactment
would bring upon great American in
dustries Some Of them have fallen
hv the wtivslde In the senate and
' l.nve crf.iie l.i the IVV.I-
SOme of thi-iu Have gone to ine presi
dent to meat his wise and courag
eous veto.
Up to People.
The American people now have to
Bass, not upon the anuses of the tsx
Iff. bui on the fundamental Question
between the two systems of tariff-
lnTnc'Knatlo,,ai currency which the
election of McKinicy rescued from
disaster al the hands or i free llyer
I r mocracji BtlH y-- upon the cjvU
basis of government bonds and
In no longer adapted to our changed
c, ! tlons II Is Inelastic, and Its
v m. "does not expand M contract
according to legitimate '''a"'i o
business Mo eongree could by its
Ordinary methods pel beyond ths sur-
, ,f the vast and com -l naU-.l
. problem vet the working out of s
I system adapted to American
Conditions is of vltal Importance to
the nrosperiiy Of the country and the
- ui m-.. o:
every man whose support directly or
Indirectly in dependent upon Amerl
cun business.
For the solution of this question
th policy of the Republican party
established 0 monetary commission
which has made a most" thorough and
exhaustive study of the financial
systems Of nil civilized nations of
their relations to our own system
and ilic needs of American busi
ness. Thp commission has reported a bill
for the establishment of a new sys
tem bf reserve associations under
which the currency will he elastic;
the business world will find ready
sale for Its commercial paper, the
people al large will exercise control,
instead of a little group of large
bankers, and the dangers of panic
will disappear The president has
recommended the conclusions of the
commission to the congress where
the proposed bill Is under considera
tion. It !- for the Interest of every busi
ness man in the United Stales that
the party controlling the government,
shall not be changed until this policy
has been carried Into execution.
Railroad Rate Control.
Upon the recommendation of the
president the powers of the inter
state commerce commission have
been greatly enlarged and their con
trol over railroad rales and railroad
service made more effective. Rail
road rebates have been vigorously
prosecuted; the Imposition of large
fines lias ended practice.
The prosecution of the Interests
and combinations In violation of the
.Sherman Jict has gone ahead with
extraordinary success. The Standard
OIL company has been dissolved by
su" begun under Roosevelt and
brought to successful conclusion un
der Taft, through a Judgment In ex
act accordance with the prayer of
the Complaint. The Tobacco com
pany has been dissolved. The beef
packers, the wholesale grocers, the
lumber dealers, the wire makers, the
window glass pool, the electric lamp
combination; tjie bath tub trust, the
shoe machinery trust, the foreign
steamship pool, the sugar company
With the steel corporation, the Har
vester company ad ha been made
to feel the heavy hand of the law
through suits or Indictments against
restraints and monopolies.
Bureau of Mines.
The newly created bureau of mines
and the newly authorized children's
bureau matk the limit to which the
national government can go towards
Improving the conditions of intra
state labor without usurping tho
powers of the states. The pure food
law has been enforced with vigor
and effectiveness.
There have been over five hundred
prosecutions for violations of that
law within the past year and more
than a thousand cases within the
past three years. More than five
hundred shipments of adulterated
and mlsbranded foods and drugs have
been condemned and forfeited and
enormous quantities of injurious food
materials have been destroyed.
Conservation Policy.
The conservation of natural re
sources has been ln the hands of its
friends. The process of examining
and separating the timber and agri
cultural land In the great forest re
serves established at the close of the
last administration has proceeded
under the present administration In
accordance with the original plan.
The study of the water resources of
the country and the recording of the
flow of streams have gone on under
the geological survey. Classification
and appraisal of COSJ lands and their
restoration to entry at discriminating
prices based upon the classification
has extended to over sixteen million
acres, of a total valuation of over
seven hundred and twelve million dol
lars. Economy in Service.
Great reforms have been made In
the sceuomy of the public service.
A commission appointed by thn presi
dent has been examining all tho de
partments of government operating
under the antiquated statutes passed
generations ago with a view to ap
plying In them the labor saving and
money saving methods which have
made the success of the great busi
ness establishments of our country.
In the meantime, also, the new
Republican policy of the postal sav
ings system has been successfully In
augurated under the act of Juno 2-5.
10S. beginning experimentally with
a few offices and now, after eleven
months of operation, extending to
seventy-five hundred presidential
postofnese, with $11,000,000 of de
posits. Army and Navy.
The army has been made more ef
fective. The great process of train
ing not only the regular army, but
8lso the militia, has been pressed
forward to the end that if war un
fortunately comes upon us we shall
have 0 great body of trained Ameri
can citizens, competent to act as
officers of the volunteer force upon
which we must so largely depend for
our military defense.
The navy has Improved Its organ
ization and decreased Its expense;
has increased its preparedness and
military efficiency: has Improved Its
marksmanship and skill In seaman
ship and volution, and has reorgan
ized and reduced the cost of the sys
tem of cons' ruction, repair and sup
ply. The execution of the regular and
established programme of adding two
battleships to the fleet annually to
take the place of th" old ships,
which from year to year grow obto
lele. and to maintain the position of
our navy among those of the great
powers, has met with a reverse In
the refusal of the Democratic house
Of representatives to appropriate any
money for the construction of liat
tleshlps and the question now stands
between the Republican senate and
the Democratic house as to whether
our navy shall be maintained or shall
he permitted to fall back to a level
with the weaker and unconsidered
countries of the world. What Is the
will of the American people OA that
Panama Canal.
The construction of the Panama
canal has been pressed forward with
renewed evidences under the concen
trated observation of all the olvlllsed
world that America possesses con
structive genius, organisation power
and b.ihltM of honest administration
equal to the greatest undertakings. It
Is munifest now that the work will be
dot s iii advani a of the time fixed and
within the cost estimated, and that
doling thfl coming year It will be sub
stantially completed
VV not the American people con
sider whether the) have no grateful
appreciation of the honor brought to
Ui all bv the grsai thing tlinl has
been done on the Isthmus? When the
wonderful procession of ships takes
its way for the first time through the
ennui between the waters of the At
lautlc and the Pacific will the people
of America wish that the honors of
thai groater than a Roman triumph
bo glverf not to the men who exe-
QUted the great design, but to the
men who opposed and scoffed and
hindered and noughl to frustrate the
enterprise, until in spite of that Its
success was issursd?
International Questions.
In our foreign relations contro
versies of almost a hundred years
over the northern fisheries luive been
Settled by arbitration at The Hague.
The attempt to preserve the further
seal life of the Alaskan Islands, in
which we were defeated twenty years
ago in the Bering sea arbitration,
KaH been brought to SUCCeSS by di
plomacy in the fur seal treaty with
Great. Britain, Japan uml Russia. The
dellcnte questions arising trom the
termination ,11 .,ur treaty regulating
trad..- inn! travel with .lapin has been
disposed of by a new treaty Ka.iBfac
tory to both natlonu and to the people
of both coasts of our nation
Our tariff relations with all the
world under the maximum and mini-
Prayer Delivered at
Opening of Convention
CHICAGO. June 18 The prayer
of Ta'ther J- F. Callaeban of St.
Malacb.y's Komnn Catholic church
at tho opening of the convention
was as follows:
"In the name of the Father, and
of tho Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
"Oh Almighty Eternal, and All
Wise, God, direct all our actions by
thy holy inspiration, ho that every
prayer and every work of ours may
always begin from theo, and by thee
he happily ended, through -lesus
Christ, our Lord, who taught us to
''Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy king
dom come. Thy will be done on
earth as it is in heaven. Give us
this day our daily bread and for
give us OVX trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And
lead us not into temptation, but de
liver us from evil, Amen.
"In the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holv Ghost,
Amen. ' '
mum clause of the Palne-Aldrlch bill
have been readjusted.
The departments of state and com
merce and labor have promoted the
extension of American commerce so
that our foreign exports have grown
from $1,491,044,841 In 1905 to $1."13,-e-10.025
in 1011 and the balance of
trade In our favor for 1011 was 5T22. -094,094.
American rights have been
asserted and maintained and peace
Wltb all the world has been preserved
and strengthened.
With this record of consistent pol
icy and faithful service the Republi
can party can rest with confidence
on its title to command the approval
of the American people We nave a
right to say that we can be trusted
to preserve and maintain the Ameri
can system of free representative gov
ernment handed down to us by our
Stable Government-
No frovernment must be adminis
tered by the weak and fanatics,
and we Justly claim for our govern
ment, under the constitution, that for
a century and a quarter It has worked
out the best results for Individual
liberty and progress In civilization
yet achieved by governmental insti
tutions. Under the peace and security
lt has afforded not only has our
country become vastly rich, but there
has been a diffusion of wealth which
should Inspire cheerful confidence in
the future. Witness the 9,959,175
separate savings bank accounts, with
54,421,721.532 deposits in the year
1911. Witness tho 6,631,502 farms and
the value of farms and farm property
of 140,991,449,090 in the year 1910, a
record more than doubled between
1900 and 1910.
We will maintain the power and
honor of the nation, but will ob
serve those limitations which the
constitutions sets up for the preser
vation of local self-government. This
country Is so large and the condi
tions of life so varied that It would
be Intolerable 10 have, local and do
mestic affairs of our home com
munities, which Involve no national
rights, controlled by majorities made
up In other states thousands Of miles
away or by the officials of a central
Observe Limitations.
We will perform the duties and ex
ercise the authority of the offices
With which we may be Invested, but
we will observe and require all of
ficials to observe these constitutional
limitations which prescribe the boun
dary of official power. However
wise, however able, however patriotic
a congress or an executive may be; .
however convinced they may be that
the doing of a particular thing would
he beneficial to the public If that
tl lng be done by usurping the power
confined to another department or
another officer, It but opens the door
for the destruction of liberty. The
door opened for the patriotic and
well-meaning to exercise power not
conferred upon them by law is the
door opened also to the self-seeking
and ambitious. There can be no free
government in which official power
Is not limited, and the limitations
upon official power can be preserved
only by rigorously Insisting upon
their observance.
We wdll make and vigorously en
force laws for the promotion of pub
lic Interests and the attainment Of
public ends, but we will observe those
great rules of right conduct which
our fathers embodied In the limita
tions of the constitution. We will
hold sacred the declarations and pro
hibitions of the bill of rights, Which
protect the life and liberty and prop
erty of tho citizens nf?a!nst the power
of government. We win keep the
covenant that our fathers made and
that we have reaffirmed from gen
eration to generation, between the
whole bodv of the people and every
Individual under national Jurisdic
tion. With a deep sense of duty to so
order our country's government that
the blessings which God has vouch
safed us may be continued, we can
be trusted to keep the pledge given
to the American people by the last
Republican national convention:
"The Republican party will uphold
at all times the authority and ln
tegrltv of the courts, state and fed
eral, and will ever Insist that their
powers to enforce their process nnd
to protect llfe: liberty and prosperity
shall be preserved Inviolate."
(Ooutinued From Page Ono.)
inch of advantage, seeking to win one
delegate here, another there, until they
force themselves into control of the
situation. 0
Determined to Fight.
' ' Suppose you aro beaten at fVC77
anple of the game in the fight on tme
oredentilRe committee report, what will
von do then?"
The question was fired at a dozen
Koosevelt leaders by a hundred inter
ested persons tonight. And the answer
was invariably the Hiimor
"We'll keep on fighting. This bat
fcle is not going to bo finished until it
is finished right. Vfe have the right
on our stole, nnj wo believe that we
hhall have the votos on onr Bido before
tbfl end comes,"
Many even of the most sanguine of
tho Roosevelt supporters do not pr
fesa to be convinced that they can win
the battle tomorrow, It is generally
conceded that It will be an inch-by-inch
fight possiblv with many defeats
in the preliminaries, up to the very
moment of the nomination.
But one thing is certain, and no
Roosevelt man denies it. Tho Roose
velt forces do not propose to take part
in nnv actual voting that shall result
in the nomination or Tuft.
If the Roosevelt forces aro beaten
twice tomorrow on the credentials
committee report, they will carry their
fight to the nominating session on
Situation Delicate.
And in that session the fine political
hand of Theodore Roosevelt will be ex
ercised with all the vigor and all the
finesse for which it. Is celebrated, Tim
situation will be dolioate as a watch
spring, and the problem will be to
recognize the difference between the
moment when 0 little mote fighting
may turn the day, and tho moment
when a bolt will become a political
A rollcall will bo started on the nom
ination itself. Before that rollcall has
been half finished one of two things
will be mado clear either that tho
Roosevelt people still have a fighting
chance or that the steamroller of the
national committee has been appro
printed to the uses of tho convention
If it is apparent that the Roosevelt
people have a fighting chance, they
will stick and fight If it is apparent
that they are hopolesslj' beaten, that
rollcall will never he finished with
Roosevelt delegates in the hall.
Tho colonel himself will bo watching
every move; either in person or through
the eyes of his lieutenants.
Sigmal for Bolt.
The signal for the holt will come
first from Roosevelt. It will bo con
veyed from him to his delegates by
his floor leaders, and at the signal
there will be a simultaneous uprising,
and somewhere near half the seats or
delegates at the Coliseum will bo va
cated. Roosevelt spent four hours in his
private rooms of- the Congress hotel
with all of his leaders tonight, and
every detail of the day's programme
was gone over again and again. Every
possible turn of affairs was calculated
in advance, and every move was
mapped out.
The possible combinations on the
chess board of politics were studied by
masters of the game, and when it was
all over Theodore Roosevelt emerged
smiling from the conference with the
air or the player whf thinks ho can
look .just a move or two farther into
tho intricacies of the future than his
opponent can.
Roosevelt Sanguine.
After the conferenco the colonel him
self addressed briefly a gathering of
his followers in the Florentine room.
"We are in the fight and it is ours,"
he declared. "There is confusion in
the camp of the enemy, and there is
nothing but order and the conscious
ness of power in ours. There is only
harmony in our ranks. We are a inrut
for a purpose, and that purpose shall
be fulfilled. We shall give to the
people, the plain people of the Repub
lican party of this nation a victory
to which they are entitled.
"I am encouraged rather than the
opposite by the results of this first
day. They made Root: temporary
chairman, but they bad the fight of
their lives to do it. The mnjorit' that
thev had been counting upon proved
to be a mere eighteen. We can over
come that majority! and wo shall do so
before the time comes for the nomina
tion of a Republican candidate for
CHICAGO, June 18 Taft and Roose
velt leaders burned the midnight oil to
night analyzing again and again the rtrst
test vote of the Republican convention
with respect to Its bearing on the presi
dential nomination..
It was Inevitable that conflicting claims
should be put out from the two bead
quarters claims far ln excess of the bed
rock figures which the leaders are at
tempting to keep a close secret.
Today came the first record lineup of
the delegates and yet lt was far from
convincing Bo much so In fact that pre
dictions were freely made on all sides
tonight that neither Taft nor Roosevelt
was likely to win on the Bret ballot. This
sort of talk necessarily led to a widen
ing of the gossip about a compromise
and a dark horse. It appeared certain
however, that this discussion would
amount to nothing but talk until a di
rect test of the strength of tho opposing
candidates has been made.
The Taft forces ln the convention to
day elei ted Senator Elthu Root as tem
porary chairman. 558 votes being cast for
him. This was eighteen more than a
majority of the 107S delegates in tin- con
vention. It was realized from the tlrst
that the vote on Senator Root, however,
would not reflect the actual strength
either of Mr. Taft or Mr. Roosevelt
At on.- conference of the Taft delo-rates
tonight lt was said they had scaled down
and cut out the doubtful votes from the
Root total and their Bnal analysis showed
512 votes for the president, two more
than enough to nominate. Even these
figures. It was 6a!d, Included a few
wobbly delegates and might be changed.
Roosevelt Surprised.
The Roosevelt leaders were frankly sur
prised at the Root vote and claimed they
1 expected him to poll between 575 and S80
votes They professed tonight to be
Jubilant over their view of the situa
tion, but at the same time It was im
possible for them to figure out on paper
a majority for the colonel.
Tomorrow Governor Hadley of Missouri,
under direction Of Colonel Roosevelt
himself, will continue tho tight begun to
day to substitute ninety-two Roosevelt,
delegates for an equal number of Taft
delegates seated by the national commit
tee In contest cases. The Taft leaders
sav that ample opportunity will be given
for a discussion of this proposition, but
at tho sam time they characterize lt as
entirely without the bounds of reason and
declare that any other person might. Just
a6 well present his Idea as to who should
compose the temporary roll of tho con
vention. At a conference of the Taft leaders to
night It was dc.lded that no parliamen
tary points of order Should be made
against the Hadley motion and that three
hours should Vie allowed for debate. The
motion either will be allowed to come, to
a vote on Its own merits or on a mo
tion to refer the entire matte,- to the
committee on credentials. This confer
enco was attended by Senators Penrose
of Pennsylvania, 1 rane of Massachusetts,
Smoot of Utah, Llppett of Rhode island,
Sanders of Tennessee. William Barnes.
Jr.. of New York. Thomas H. Pevlne of
Colorado, elated for chairman of the cre
dentials committee; Tempoiarv Chairman
Root, former Senator Hemenway of In
diana. Representative Olmsted of IVim
svivanla, the convention parliamentarian;
Representative Lawrence of Massachu
setts and James K. Watson of Indiana,
the Taft floor leader.
Oochems Resigns.
Henry F. Cochems, the Wisconsin dele
gate who today nominated MoOovern
and thereby clashed with Houser and
the La (Toilette delegation from his state,
resigned tonight ax 0 member of the
delegation. lie Issued a shaip attach
on us Foiietto. in which he accused the
Wisconsin senator of having pursued u
"selfish ond perversely narrow policy "
James stone, secretary of tho Wiscon
sin delegation, denied toniglU that he
had received Mr. ('nebcin's resignation.
hut admitted he had beard that the.
statement in question had been issued and
circulated In the statement Cochem
said he had nominated MoOovern as an
Individual In the hope of solidifying the
progressive movement. This movement,
Be said, under tho La Foiietto leadership,
had dwindled Instead of Increased.
Walter F, Houser, Senator I-a Follette's
managor, did not seem perturbed with
Mr. Cochem's statement. In fact, be
smiled grimly.
"I am glad of It," he said,
A conference In tho Wisconsin head
quarters was held at a late hour tonight,
but it was denied that Oochem's state
ment Wiis discussed In any way. Later
in the night Cochem was un active par
ticipant ln tho Roosevelt caucuses
Roosevelt and his leaders tonight de
cided tO make the Contest over the re
port of the credentials oommittee tomor
row u decisive test of strength. Most of
tho evenlm: was given oyer to discussion
of the plan to be adopted.
Governor Hadley of Missouri received
a commission to exercise a free hand in r
directing the light on the floor of the c
convention. Word was passed to all the
Roosevelt delegates "to follow Hadley."
Talk of a bolt as a result of tho deel- c
slon to disregard the action of a majority 1
of tho convention unless lt be composed J
of uncontested delegates was said to be c
"You may be sure that the convention
will not come to an end tomorrow," said
one of the men who attended tonight's
Colonel Roosevelt addressed a caucus
of Roosovelt delegates for a quarter of
an hour. He congratulated them on the
stand they had taken ln the convention
today and urged them to stand by Gov
ernor Hadley tomorrow. He said the sit- 1
nation tonight eeemed to have been most j
encouraging and he felt sure the conven
tion would not support the national com
mittee and seat delegates who, he as- 1
sorted, had no rights In the convention.
In emphatic language the colonel told
the delegates ho would not abide by
such action and that he felt sure they
would not.
Vote ifl Close.
The Taft managers tonight privately
admitted that the vote on the election
of Senator Root as temporary chairman
was "too cloee to be comfortable," al
though they Insisted they would be able
to maintain control of the convention.
"Today's vote showed unmistakably
that wo have control," said McKinley as
he hurried into a conference with his
"Will you be able to keep the dele
gates in line?" he was asked.
"Certainly. The lineup will be pre
served and we will gain more votes. The
defeat today will discourage the other
side," was the reply.
Everv effort of the Taft campaigners
was directed tonight toward holding
flrmlv that majority by which Root's
election was accomplished. Estimates by
Taft partisans tonight placed the real
Taft majority ln the convention at be
tween six and ten
Director McKinley called 1n all of his
workers and urged them to their greatest
activity tonight.
Illinois Has Meeting1.
The Illinois delegation, which gave
nine votes to Root for the temporary
speakership held an information confer
ence tonight. It was denied thjf.t the
defection of seven of the nine was dis
cussed, but It was reported that this was
among the subjects taken up.
L. Y. Sherman, former lieutenant gov
ernor of Illinois and a member of the
delegation, was emphatic ln his denial
that the matter had been touched upon
at all.
"We are not discussing it." be said,
"because the vote of the delegation, as
with the votes of other delegations along
the same lines, means nothing premoni
tory of the ultimate vote for the nomi
nee. When the Illinois vote is cat it
will he solid for Roosevelt, with the ex
ception of the two that all along we have
conceded to Taft."
The California delegation celebrated
the vote as a Roosevelt victory and late
In the evening It collected three big brass
hands, consolidated them, placed them
under the direction of one band major,
and paraded through the downtown ho
tels, bearing aloft a big banner on which
Roosevelt was the familiar feature. They
appeared before a cheering crowd.
Woman Steals Bryan's Ticket.
CHICAGO, June IS. William Jennings
Bryan's ticket to the Republican national
convention as a reporter for a number
of newspapers was snatched out of his
hand today at the door of the Coliseum
by a woman who gave her name to the
police as Katherlne Doll At the police
station she was found to have $1000
sewed ln her skirts. Bryan s ticket was
restored and the woman will he examined
for her sanity. After taking the ticket
she tried to enter the hall.
CHICAGO, June IS. 'Tm a better
warrior than a prophet," said Colonel
Roosevelt when he was asked his opinion
of the outcome of the convention. That
was all he would say tonight.
Vr Roosevelt directed his own battle
In the convention hall over a telephone
wire. Hidden away In a room In his ho
tel, he spent most of the time with a
receiver at his ear, listening to reports
of his lieutenants and Issuing orders in
person He was seen only once or twice
during tho day, as he hurried through
the corridors. Ho waved his hand nnd
smiled at tjie people who cheered him.
Tn spite of the high pressure under which
he has been working, he appeared to be
as vigorous as the day he left Oyster
Tho wdre over which Roosevelt gave
his directions was specially Installed for
the convention and has no connection
with any switchboard. Arrangements
were so made that no person other than
Colonel Roosevelt and the man at the
Coliseum end of the wire could by any
chance overhear the conversations.
Confer With Chief.
When the convention had adjourned '
the Roosevelt leaders hastened back and
began a series of conferences with their
chief which extended late Into the night.
Colonel Roosevelt's associates predicted
confidently that the fight would be won.
although they guarded carefully the plans
for tomorrow which were framed at to
night's conferences. They bad with them
tables of figures based on today's de
velopments which showed to their satis
faction that they could not be beaten.
Colonel Roosevelt, they said, after they
had seen him, was pleased with the
showing made on the first day.
After dinner a throng descended on the
Roosevelt headquarters By D o'clock the
corridors and lobby of the hotel were
filled with a solid, struggling mass of
men and women. Police reserves were
rushed to the place, but they could do
little to move the crowd. The rear
stairways, servants' elevators and even
the fire escapes were thrown open, but
It was almost Impossible for one who
was caught In the crowd to move about.
In the hall of the Roosevelt committee
the crowd was kept in lively spirits with
a band concert, Impromptu orators who
prophesied victory without a doubt and
a quartette which sang a song entitled
"Steam Roller Bill' amid great cheers.
Crush Becomes Menace.
When the crush became so great as to
b0 perilous, the hall was cleared, and
then began a secret caucus of the Roose
velt delegates and alternates. Colonel
Roosevelt passed through the corridors
from his rooms to his office with the
aid of his squad of strong men. He
fought his way through tho struggling,
cheering throng as though ho enjoyed the
tussle and finally escaped through a
doorway Into council chamber, ln which
Senator Dixon, Governor Hadley, Gov
vernor Stubbs, Senator Borah and others
of his leaders were awaiting him
Tt was explained by an old friend of tho
olonel that the secret of his ability to
indure hard work. Is that he does not
vorry. During a fow spare minutes
vhlch he was able to have be told with
lellght a story to the effect that when 91
le went to Africa Wall street was hop
ng that "every lion would do Its ID
CHICAGO, June 18. The Taft bureau
:ountered on tho Roosevett men With
iwo statements, one from Director Mc
Kinley and tho other from William
Barnes, Jr. Mr. McKlnley's pronounce
ment follows:
President Taft today demonstrated
Ids absolute control of the national
Republican convention. His candi
date for the position of temporary
chairman, Senator Root, was elected
to that position by an ample ma
jority, the vote disclosing the weak
ness of the Roosevelt following
Colonel Admits Weakness.
Mr. Roosevelt admitted his own
lack of strength by declining to place
before the convention a candidate for
temporary chairman. His managers
attempted a coalition with the can
didate of Senator La Follefte, but the
combination was repudiated. Thev
attempted, however, to disguise their
own weakness by this action and also
to accomplish the overthrow of Sena
tor R.oot by a united opposition. Mr.
Root's splendid victory despite these
tactics positively assures the nomi
nation of President Taft.
The full limit of the Roosevelt
strength has now been polled nnd
Mr. Roosevelt still lacks seventy or
more votes of the necessary major
ity. Every effort will be made to de
bate and delay the consideration of
all questions in the hope that oppor
tunity will be given to make fur
ther Inroads into the column of Taft.
pledged and Instructed delegates.
Their methods will prove futl'e ln the
future as they ha e In the pad. The
defeat which they sustained today IS
the beginning of their disastrous end
President Taft's renomlnatlon. al
ways certain, Is made positive by the
developments of the first day of the
Barnes Optimistic.
Mr. Barnes had Ibis to say.
The result of the convention Is con
clusive proof of two things: First,
that this convention is ln no sense
a Roosevelt convention! and. second,
that even the ote that was ci c-n
for Mr McGovern does not repre
sent by a large number of votes the
Roosevelt strength ln the conven
tion. Mr. Taft's strength In this conven
tion is not represented by the vote
for Senator Root, because. In my
Judgment. Taft's vote will exceed
that given on the temporary chair
man vote.
Mr- Taft represents In this contest
the main Issue of ron.it utlonal gov
ernment, which Senator Foot so ably
expounded in his master!-.- address
No Republican convention has ever j
been so near violating the spirit and
meaning of Republicanism as has this. I
but fortunately the dancer Is now 1
passed, and as the next few davs i
succeed one after the other the empti
ness of the third-term candidacy will ,
become dearly apparent. '
T resret that a few delegates from
the state Of New York have failed
to comprehend their patriotic duty
and through the lure of possible po
litical advancement have misrepre
sented the backbone of the Republi
can constituencies which they were
elected to represent.
CHICAGO, June IS. Officers were
elected today by the National League
of the Republican clubs as follows:
President John Hays Hammond. N'ew
Vice presidents Job E. Hedges, New
York; John C. Yeoser. Nebraska Henry
D. Davis, Ohio; Henry S Jackson.
Secretary-treasurer D. B Atherton.
General counsellor John Capers,
South Carolina.
Se;geant-at-arms James J t'avis,
John D. Trenor of New forh heads th jjjjl
nominating committee. John Hays Ham
mond the campaign committee. Mr. Tre
nor the special organization committee
and R. P. Hapgood of New York the
committee on resolutions.
A gift of 110.000 from Republicans of
Hawaii was announced.
Protect American Citizens.
SAN JUAN DEL-SFR: Nicaragua,
June 18. The American minister. G-or-e 1
T. Weltzel, Is Investigating a report
that government forces have Interfered
with the American consulate at Mata
galpa. He has also taken up the charge
that the Granada authorities recently
searched with undue violence the person
and luggage of Mrs. Mercury, the wife
of an American citizen.
Harry Thaw a Witness.
By International News Service.
NEW YORK. June IS. Harry Thaw un
expectedlv took the witness stand at to
day's session of the hearing which is be
ing held before Justice Reogh at White
Plains to decide whether or not he Is
now sane and should be released from
Matteawan asylum. He was interrogated
for only a few minutes.
Attorney Kills Himself-
EL PASO. Tex.. Juno 1 1 William C
McGown, a prominent nttorney of this
cltv, and representative In the state legis
lature from El Pnso county, committed flr
suicide at bis home in this city late this
afternoon bv shooting himself through Hie
head No cause beyond Ill-health 18
known for his action.
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