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Johnson said the entire Califor
nia delegation wished to walk out
with him, but that he had asked
them not to so they might aid in
carrying out the Roosevelt pro
gram "Bat I do not consider myself
in any way bound by the conven
tion's acts. The basic right of the
people to rule and the fundamen
tal principle of the direct primary
have been outraged and denied.
As governor of California, sworn
to uphold its laws, I feel my duty
plain, and that my self-respect as
well demands I should no longer
remain m the convention'
Soon after Johnson walked out,
at 3. -05 o'clock this afternoon, an
other Roosevelt bomb was touch
Delegate Henry t 'Allen, of
(Wichita, Kansas, saidihe wished
jto read a brief statement to the
The Roosevelt men jumped to
their feet and began yelling. The
galleries joined in. The cheering
was loader and more general than
on Wednesday. Allen couldn't
get a chance- to speak.
She minutes after the-start "of
the demonstration, the Roosevelt
men started a parade through the
hall, with their state standards.
Kansas led, and every Roosevelt
state fell in.
Pennsylvania men shouted:
"We want Teddy," as they pass
ed New York.
"Well, you can hae him, and for
goodness sake take him and your
selves out of the Republican party
where you don't belong' shouted
I'ew York. -
The police made no attempt to
interfere, but kept the cheering
The Roosevelt demonstration
ended at 3:15 o'clock, after hav
ing been kept up for 15 minutes,
and Henry Allen began reading
the statement of the colonel's and
his leaders plans.
It was all over bar the shouting
when the Grand Old Party went
into session at 10:44 o'clock to
day. So the delegates helped them
selves to the shouting. They had
a picnic most of the forenoon.
Taft i& slated to be renominat
ed sometime this evening.
Probably "Sunny Jim" Sher
man will go on the ticket with
But that remarkable voice 6f
the people Boss Barnesi 6f New
York-hasn't quite decided whom,
he is going to nominate for vice
T. Roosevelt has his new party,
and frightfully injured feelings.
And that's all he does have.
Before the Roosevelt delegates
weht to the convention toddy,
they held a mass meeting in the
Florentine room of the Congress
They agreed on a policy of
"non-participation." The other
name for "non-participation" is
going out in the garden and eat
ing Worms because you're peeved.
T. Roosevelt explained that his
delegates were not going? to take
part in the convention," because
the convention was "tainted."
The convention did not seem to
mind being "tainted." In fact,
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