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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1912, Image 4

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meeting Roosevelt, the creden
tials committee of the Progres
sive convention was busy.
The committee, as was prophe
sied in The Day Book, threw out
the negro delegates from the
This caused the first ruption in
the new party. The negro dele
gates from Florida, thrown out
by the credentials committee, say
they are going to carry their
fight to the floor of the conven
tion. The convention itself was call
ed to order by Sen. Joseph M.
Dixon, of Montana, shortly after
noon. As soon as the Rev. Dr. Dorns
blazer had delivered the opening
prayer, former Sen. Albert Bev
eridge, of Indianaj arose and
made the keynote speech.
. Beveridge dwelled on the ne
cessity of returning the govern
ment to the people, from whom it
has been niched by the bosses.
Beveridge's speech was greeted
by prolonged applause. "His every
reference to the Old Guard of vthe
Republican party was groaned at.
When Beveridge first arose to
speak, the floor of the Coliseum
was crowded, and the aisles jam
med, but the galeries were only
one-half full. Before he had fin
ished, the galeries 'also were
There was a great difference,
between the crowd that gathered
there today and that which nom
inated Taft.
The delegates were mostly
younger men, and they did not
seem to be used to conventions.
Many of them were ignorant of.
the first principles of parliament
ary law.
Perhaps the most remarkable
phase of the convention was the
part played in it by women.
When Roosevelt arrived at the
LaSalle st. depot there were
scores of women among the
crowd that greeted him. Most of
them wore "votes for women"
badges. '
It was not known by the con
vention officials just how many
women delegates there were. But
there-were at least 20.
And, seated by their husband's
sides, in the Coliseum, were
scores of wives of delegates,
wearing delegates' badges," and
intently listening to everything
tha't wept on. 0
A parade of over 2,00 women
through the downtown district in
the afternoon, was one of the big
gest features of the day.
v Frank H. Funk, of'Blooming-
ton, -was elected nominee for gov
ernon on the state Progressive
ticket by a safe majority Satur
day. Robert Eaton, of Will county,
opposed Funk, but he never stood
a chance. Funk was the choice
of the Roosevelt leaders.
Roosevelt will make his "con
fession of faith" speech tomorrow
The platform of the new party
will be based on this speech.
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In the 17 provinces of Siam
there are 166,293 monks and nuns
connected with the temples of the
native religion.
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