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Washington. Taft was today
officially notified of wreck that
steam roller caused at Chicago
Sen. Root, expert little steam
roller chauffeur, standing in range
of moving picture machines, tried
to look patriotic as he did the no
tifying. The President grinned and
then pulled off his 10-000-word
"keynote" speech. He formally
accepted nomination with "pro
found gratitude to Republican
He di4 not refer to Roosevelt
by name, but dubbed Colonel and
his followers as "former Repub
licans who have left their party.'"
The East Room, where it all oc
curred, held nearly 1,000 of Taft's
political henchmen and personal
Root, of course, laid particular
stress on fact that Taft was regu
larly and duly nominated.
Altogether Root painted rather
a pretty halo about Taft's head,
andTaftvpulled back his head and
grinned until his eyes closed
and accepted it.
Oh, yes Murray JCrane, Pen
rose, Barnes and rest of steam
roller joy riders were there.
j attacked Att'y Gen. Sir Rufus
Isaacs at dedication of new police
court, building, but Isaacs had
provided self with body guard.
Madison, Wis. Hamilton Holt,
editor of The Independent, told
newspaper conference that he be
lieved endowed newspaper is pos
sibility, providing sufficient funds
were gathered to tide it over trjal
Oyster Bay. Roosevelt an
nounced that he had completed
declaration of how he stood. Will
be made public within few days.
Doesn't think his stand on ne
gro question will be popular.
Would not discuss report that
District Att'y Whitman, New
York, might be Progressive can
didate for governor.
Los Angeles. John Vashlik,
"trusty" at county jail, got angry
over "joshing" by other prisoners
at breakfast table; stabbled G. H.
Mullen, another "trusty," to
death. Also seriously wounde'd 2
Indianapolis. Question of lo
cal option plank is bothering Pro
gressive state convention. Opin
ion divided. More than 1,000 dele
gates in session. r
Choice of Beveridge as candi
date for goyernor wijtr probably,
Boise, Idaho.: Conference of
Western governors will begin to
morrow. Will last three days.
Pittsburgh, Pa. William
Flinn, leader of Roosevelt forces
in Pennsylvania, confirmed re
port that third party will be
known as Washington party in
New York. Striking furriers,
led by 2 women, rioted in whole
sale districts. Two squads of po
lice reserves dispersed crowd.
Washington, House judiciary
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