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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, June 24, 1904, Part I, Image 1

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I In St. Louis, One Cent.
J Ontilde St. Loots, Tito Ccsta.-
:in Trains, Three Cents.
" 'minmMuijmrnmiimnnitJ
St Louis Hotels Beserve 1,000 Rooms for Accommodation of the
Republican Visitors, Who Will Be the Guests of the Exposition .
Receptions at State Buildings Bailroads Adjust Transpor
tation, Changing Without Cot iheBeturn Tickets From Chi
cago to St. Louis.
On tlireo special trains, moro than SOO t
,' fcj aefc Irak- ho 3ff --prsT o the f
& -'lrsa-Tisttoa.-vr."iM3U- tChl-l
es -U am. , u!2 .ornin trutu
tho -Windy City" to take In tha glories
of tho World's Fair.
Iu the party are also tho alternates and
the press representatives, all of whom
come In response to the Imitation of the
Exposition management to be Its miosis
or two days while they do the Fair after
their arduous four days of history-making.
Their transportation to St. Louis from
Chicago and tho readjustment from St
Louis to their homes Is throuch the
courtesy of the three great railroad eys-
tarn, tne Chicago and Alton, Wabash
and Illinois Central railroads.
The Illinois Central brines In the follow.
g lag State delegations: Alabama, Callfor
tA nla, Florida, Illinois. Kentucky, Louisiana,
M fAIsssachusctts, Mississippi, Montana. New
Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee. North
& Carolina, Oregon, Itbode Island and South
9; Carolina. The Chicago and Alton will
carry the delegations from Colorado, Con
necticut, Idaho. Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Missouri, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia,
Washington, West Virginia and Maryland.
On the Wabash rpeclal trains are the f ol
, lowing State delegations: Arkansas,
Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Ne
braska, Nevada. New York, Ohio, South
Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and
The Wabash special train will be run
it to tho Wabash World's Fair station
on Ds Ballvlere avenue, near the main
entrance, where the cars will be parked.
The hotels of the city have arranged to
tale care of the visiting delegates, esti
mated at 1,'M, as follows: "Hotel Jeffer
son, 1,000; Planters, 200; Southern, ISO;
Washington, 60: Laclede, DO; Llndcll, JO-
SI. Nicholas, SO.
The delegates, alternates and prers rep-
,' resentatlves will be the guests of the Ex
position to-day, the majority of them, ar-
Ij riving on the grounds In the morning.
The Exposition officials who went to Chi
cago to extend the Invitation returned
to St. Louis yesterday, renortlnir that.
with very few exceptions, the representa-
vDvea oz an tne states would accept tna
(I invitation.
The Stato buildings are prepared to give
their representatives a royal welcome
and many special receptions and functions
have been arranged. The first of the dele
eationi to arrive was that of Governor
OdeU of New'Tcrk, which started from
Chicago at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and
I arrived In St. Louis at 10 o'clock last
No formal arrangement lias been out
lined for the entertainment of the guests.
To-morrow many of them will be guests
at the dedication of tho New Xork build
ing. At 10 o'clock this morning the Con
necticut and Rhode Island delegations are
expected, to arrive on a special train.
These two contingents have traveled all
the way together and their entertainment
has been arranged accordingly. They will
to entertained at luncheon at the Con
necticut building at 1 o'clock, after which
they will adjourn to the Rhode Island
building, where a reception will ba held.
Arriving Is the morning, the Massachu
setts delegation will be received by the
representatives of the State Commission
and conducted to the Stato building,
where, at 1 o'clock, a luncheon will be
given them.
Wilson H. Falrbank. a member of the
State Commission, as well as a delegate
to the Republican Convention, telegraphed
to President Francis yesterday, thanking
him in the name of his colleagues from
Tcur courtesies are always correct,"
says tho dispatch. "Massachusetts dele
gates wUI leave for St. Louis Thursday
evening at 9 o'clock, on Illinois Central,
due Union Station at 6 JO Friday morning.
I hepe to have the honor of Introducing
Continued on Pose Two.
8:00 a. m. Guard mount Knights of Pythias, Administration
Half-hourly stereoptlcon lectures begin, Philip
pine art section.
10:00 a, m. Concert, Kern's Orchestra, Missouri bldg.
Drill. South Dakota CoUege Cadets, Admlnistra
j tion Quadrangle.
Concert K. of P. Band, Administration terrace.
Concert, Vlsayan Orchestra,
Dress Parade, Constabulary, Philippine Section.
U: a, m. Concert, First V. 8. Cavalry Band, Govt bldg.
Rifle shooting, west of Forestry building.
Classes of Blind and Deaf, Education bldg.
Concert Haskell Indian Band, Plaza St Louts.
1:000. ro. Swedish Day parade itarts. Parade entrance.
' Luncheon to Massachusetts Republican delegates,
Massachusetts bldg.
Luncheon to Connecticut and
publican delegates at Connecticut bldg.
1:00 p. m. Concert California Glee Club, San Francisco
bldg., Model street
Swedish Day exercises, Festival HalL
Concert Constabulary, Philippine Reservation.
H-30 p. m. Drill, South Carolina Cadets, piaza St Louis.
Concert Banda Rossa, Machinery Gardens.
S.-00 p. ro. Reception to Rhode Island and Connecticut Re
publican delegation at Rhode Island bldg.
Clark Day exercises, Kentucky bldg.
Manual Training classes, St L. section Ed. bldg.
' Concert California Glee Club, Mines bldg.
Concert, Kern's Orchestra, Missouri bldg.
Rifle shooting, west of Forestry bldg.
4.-O0 p. m. Concert, Banda Rossa, Tyrolean Alps.
Dress parade, "Decatur Cadets, Plaza Bt Louis.
Concert, University of California Glee Club, Lady
Managers' Home.
Concert, Constabulary, Philippine Reservation
Reception to Commissioners, Lady Managers'
4:13 p. m. Concert Artificial Birds, Iowa bldg.
430 p. m. Concert, First V. 8. Cavalry Bond, Govt bldg.
Bymphony Concert Exp. Orchestra, Festival HalL
8,00 p. m. Parade, Knights of Pythias, Plaza St Louis.
6 JO p. m. Parade, Constabulary, Philippine section.
"00 p. m. Concert Well's Band, Tyrolean Alps.
B.lSp. ta. Dress parade. Scouts, Philippine section.
7:00 p. m.-Concrt, Constabulary Band, Philippine section.
7.30 p. m. Concert Banda Rossa, Machinery Gardens.
8:00 p. m.-"-BccepUon and ball to Commissioners, Mo. bldg;
as p. in. concert, WeUIs Sand, Tjrolean
TO-DAY'S MUSIC PROGRAMME' Witt, ni? Jfnmil OT ninp rrcn niwnirmn
Three Special Trains Packed
With 1,000 Republicans Speed
ing to St. Louis.
Exposition Management Has Se
cured Accommodations, and
Hundreds Will Remain in
the City Until Monday.
Chicago, t Juno 3. To-night Chicago Is
deserted, as far as the Republican Na
Uonal Convention Is concerned, and on the
special trains which ore speeding across
Illinois to the World's Fair city is ev
ery delegate and alternate whose busi
ness and social engagements will permit
him to bo In St. Louis long enough to
get the dark-brown taste of this .conven
tion removed by a trip along the Pike
and through the pleasures and delights of
the Fair.
On the three special trains which wore
provided by the Exposition management
over the Illinois Central, Chicago and Al
ton and Wabash railways, over 1,000 mem
bers of the convention were carried last
Long before the trains were due to de
part the stations were crowded with the
throng of St Louis-bound Republicans. At
the gates each delegate was Identified by
:ne chairman of his delegation, which
gave him a, free ride to the Exposition
city. Many had purchased berths In the
Pullmans, The Alton carried six Pullmans,
the WabasH four and the Illinois Central
four, all of which weie filled to the
limit The majority of the delegates,
fccwevtr, preferred to occupy the chair
cars, and will probably spend the night
la discussing the different phases of the
The six -pedal parties, made up without
regard to the Exposition excursion, left on
schedule time, and wlU reach'St. Louis
early In the morning. The Exposition
trains are expected at Union Station
at about 7 o'clock, and. most of the dele
gates will proceed at once to the Fair
grounds. .
Secretary Stevens wired to-day that the
management had secured accommodations
for 1,000. delegates at the principal hotels,
and these will all be occupied until Sun
day probably.
This afternoon, after the National Com
mittee had organized. Colonel L. F. Par
ker was Introduced to the committee and
in behalf of President Francis tendered
the members of the committee an invita
tion to be guests at dinner at the West
Pavilion of Festival Hall Friday night
Speaker Cannon, Governor OdeU, Gov
ernor Murphy of New Jersey and other
prominent Republicans havo accepted the
invitation and the committee decided to
accept and most of them left an the Alton
train to-night Speaker Cannon and Con
gressman Tawney werepassengrs on the
AHbn train at midnight
8.-00 a. m. Grounds and Pike open.
Troop drill, 17. S. Marines, Plaza St Louis.
Guard mount Scouts and Constabulary, Philip
pine Reservation.
S.-00 a, m. Buildings open. v
Mint in operation, Government bldg.
t0 a. m. Concert Indian Band, Indian School bldg.
Industrial classes, Indian School.
Hourly submarine mine demonstration begins,
Government bldg.
10:00 a.m. Hourly phonograph teaching of foreign languages
begins. Guild Hall, Model street
Feeding seals. Government Fisheries Pavilion.
PhUlpplne ReserVn.
section. Agriculture bldg.
Queen's Jubilee presents on view. Congress bldg.
Das Deutsche Haua open.
At 45-mlnute Intervals, manufacture small arms,
cartridges. War Department, Government bldg.
Heliograph demonstrations begin. Govt bldg.
Anthropometric demonstrations begin, Anthro- r
pology bldg. 4
10 JO a m. Demonstrations, model dry dock. Govt bldg.
Hourly blograph exhibitions begin, Interior De-
Rhode Island Re
portment Government bldg.
11:00 a. m. Wireless telegraphy demonstrations. Govt bldg..
Cascades In operation. ' '
11:30 a. m.-RadIum exhibition. Interior Dept Govt bldg.
ISO p. m. Concert, Indian Band, Iifdlan School bldg.
Hourly phonograph teaching of English to for-
elgnera begins. Guild Hall, Model street
2.-00 p. m. Chinese NaUonal pavilion open.
Das Deutsche Haus open.
Cascades In operation.
230 p. m. Life-Savers' drill, lake north of Agrlcultur bldg.
'lJC0p.m. Heliograph demonstrations begin, Govt bldg.
Radium exhibition, Int Dept, Govt bldg.
Feeding of birds. Government Bird Cage.
Demonstration floating dry dock. Govt bldg.
120 p.m. Dress parade, V. S. Marines, Plaza St Louis.
40 p. ra. Wireless telegraph demonstration. Govt bldg.
Literary and Music programme, by Indian pupils, 4
Indian School bldg.
Feeding of seals. Govt Fisheries Pavilion.
E:0O p. m. Cascades In operation.
5 JO p. m. Dress parade. Scouts and Constabulary. Philip-
pino Reservation.
7 JO p. m. Illumination of grounds and buildings. . $
e -aip.nl. laccaacs in
Congressman CowJierd Says That the Tariff Enunciation Is an
Open Straddle and That the Negro Policy Is Infamous -Congressman
Livingston Says the South Has Always Fearpd
Roosevelt on tho Black Issue, and That the Party's Radical
Stand in the Matter Has Precipitated a Grave Condition. .
lAKirr rLAim scLma yl.iu clajihu
Governor Cummins (Rep.): "It justifies the
Iowa idea."
General Grosvenor (Rep.): "It is arstand-pat
Chairman Payne (Rep.): "It leaves theques-
tion open,
Congressman Cowherd (Dem.): "Itfsan open t
Washington. Juno 3. "Timid, evasive
and straddling." are the terms with
which the prominent Democrats In Wash
ington characterize the Republican plat
form adopted at the National Convention
in Chicago to-day. The negro plank is
the only one which Democrats admit is
a straightforward one, and that has
aroused a storm of denunciation, especial
ly from Southern Democrats.
Chairman Cowherd of the Democratic
Congressional Committee said:
i "Heretofore the Republican party has
had a record for boldness. At Chicago It
established a record for timidity and
evasion. The platform la remarkable
mainly for what It does not say. The
labor situation Is as acute as at any time
in our history, yet there is no announce
ment In regard to It. There is no longer
war In the Philippines. Surely the coun
try Is entitled at last to know what is to
be the future policy as to thos Islands
the Philippine plank does not disclose It.
"Tho tariff plank Is an open straddle
to be used as a promise of reduction of
duties to tho voters and a pledge of their
maintenance to the manufacturers. Gov
ernor Cummins says: 'It Justifies the Iowa
Idea.' General Grosvenor says: 'It is a
stand-pat plank.' Chairman Payne says:
It leaves the question open.' It was ev
idently not Intended as a plank, but a
"The platform says: 'Our administration
of the great departments of the Govern
ment has been honest' This, in the face
of the notorious frauds discovered in the
Post-Offlce Department: the scandals In
the Land and Indian bureaus, which the
Secretary of the Interior Is concealing
with so much difficulty, and the forced
adjournment of Congress In order to pre
vent any investigation, must be taken
either as sarcasm of humor.
"The negro plank Is the only honest
plank In the platform It is Infamous. Mc
Klnleys noble utterances above Southern
Chicago. June 21 Joe Shannon, famous
in Kansas City local politics, has been
here a looker-on. Mr. Shannon says that
Mr. Folk will ba nominated for the gov
ernorship and elected by an unheard-of
majority, unless." he adds, "the national
party sees fit to name him for the presi
dency. "I am making no secret of the fact that
Folk is, to my notion, very highly regard
ed by the big men of the party all over
the country, and It wouldn't surprise me
at all if he would be nominated If Parker
and Hearst should find themselves dead
locked. Neither has enough votes to win
and neither will concede a vote to the
"My motion is that If Folk were named
ha would give Roosevelt a great race and
likely beat him."
Hourly blograph exhibitions begin, Govt bldg.
olograph exhibitions begin, Nebraska
operation- v
graves, his openly recognized policy of a
white rule for Southern States was
thought by patriotic men to signal the
death of sectionalism. Roosevelt's negro
policy Joined to Lodge's force bill will re
vive It Th9 CrumpackerJrcsoIuUon dis
carded by Republicans of the House and
Senate alike has been forced by the Pres
ident upon his party. It v III prove the
worst mistake among man.x Eery patri
otic citizen, anxious for hlj country's fu
ture, wishing to see preserved the. purity
of the Anglo-Saxon race ami American In
stitutions, Is willing the Southern States
shall adopt any legal expedient that wi'.l
save that fair land from the control of an
Ignorant and debased suffrage."
Representative Livingston of Georgia
"A most serious question has been
aroused by the negro suffrage plank In
the Republican platform. It Is one which
I believe the Democrats will havo to meet
and which I think probably they will de
cide to moat at the St Louis convention.
While my State; has not taken up this
question as have some other States, I
know that the people of the South feel
that they have a right to act as they de
sire In the matter, and are not ready to
yield one particle.
"The issue is capable of being pushed to
the point where It will produce "the most
serious results. Of course, I have to be
very careful what I say In this connec
tion, but I would not deny the possibility
that the bitterness of feeling engendered
might make race riots more frequent.
"The people of the South have always
been afraid of Roosevelt lr this matter,
and now that his party has made a formal
declaration on the subject the condition
is grave. It Is too bad that this should
come at the time when the factional feel
ing, through the wise inluence of McKln
ley, had Just reached the point where It
was rapidly disappearing. If thia. question
is pushed the old Jlncs will surely be
plainly marked again, and the old bitter
ness arise."
At Conference World's Fair Au
thorities Ask Him to Bail a
" . Triangufar .Course.
Promises to Make Tripon July i
if Weather Is Favorable If
Not, Airship Will Be
on Exhibition.
Santos-Dumont the airship inventor, ar
rived in St Louis on a Pennsylvania train
at 10 o'clock last night, and before he had
retired for the night waB in a conference
with Judge Franklin Ferriss, General
Counsellor the World's Fair, and Wlllard
B. 8mlth,.D!rector of tho Transportation
building, who wanted him to change his
plans for the twenty-mils aerial trip for
which a noo.000 prize is offered.
According to present .plans, the aerial
navigator la to sail ten mllese and then
come back along the same course, making
but one turn. The Exposition authori
ties proposed that he Bhould make a tri
angular course, thus making two turns.
Bantos-Dumont opposed this plan, argu
ing that he would lose time by making an
additional turn.
The matter was not adjusted at the con
ference last night, and will be discussed at
another conference this morning.
Santos-Dumont was met at tho train by
W. F. WUllamson, manager of the Ham
ilton Hotel; John S. Blake, treasurer of
the Hamilton Howl, and Wlllard E. Smith,
Director of the Transportation building.
The party went to the Hamilton Hotel,
where the conference took place.
In the conference were Santos-Dumont
Mr. Smith, Judgs Franklin Ferriss and
Octave Chanute, a civil engineer and an
authority on aerial navigation.
Santos-Dumont was asked if he would
make his first trial trip on July 4. He con
sented to do so If the weather Is fa
vorablethat Is, if the velocity of the wind
Is five miles an hour or less. If the
weather is unfavorable, the airship wiU
be Inflated and placed on exhibition on
t,he aeronautic concourse at the Fair
Board's Reception.'
Five hundred Invitations have been
Issued to the reception to be given by the
Board of Lady Managers this afternoon
to the Governors and State Commissioners
at the World's Fair. The reception hours
will be from 4 to 8 o'clock.
The home of the Board of Xady Man
agers will be artistically decorated with
cut flowers and salms for the occasion.
Four of the uniformed messenger bmn nf
the Exposition Company will be loaned to
act as pages for the function.
Former Governor Black Pre
sents President's Name to
Convention in a Pyro
technic SoectH.
Then Chairman Cannon ( An
nounces That Each of the 994
Votes Has Been Cast for
One Man.
Machine's Choice Is Again Unani
mously Ratified, and Commit
tees Appointed to Notify
Candidates of Their
Chicago, June 23. The swift sure cur
rent of public opinion, for the second
time in the history of Republican con
ventions, to-oay resulted in the selection
of a national ticket without a dissenting
vote. Theodora Roosevelt, for President,
and Charles W. Fairbanks, for Vice Presi
dent, received every vote in the conven
tion, r
Regardless of the fact that the nomina
tion of ono had been assured for months
and the other for days, the announcement
of the choice was accompanied by a re
sounding demonstration which attested
the candidates' universal popularity. The
cheering was led by figures known
through the breadth of tho land; and
echoed by a mighty throng of enthusi
astic men and radiant women assembled
in the Coliseum to witness the crowning
feature, as weU as the close of the Na
tional Convention that marks the semi
centennial of the Republican party In the
united states.
No less than 10,000 men and women
participated In the ratification of the
party programme, and the consequent roar
of cheering and handclapplng was deaf
ening. The band stationed high among
the girders of the hall was drowned by
the tumultuous unbounded demonstration.
Hats were tossed in the air. State em
blems were waved and flags, beautiful tri
colored shimmering silken flags, fluttered
from overy hand as though stirred by a
Wheh Governor Black of New York
made his speech nominating President
Roosevelt to succeed himself as Presi
dent the delegates in the Republican Con
vention proved there is no absence of en
thusiasm in their ranks when occasion
Justified exhibition of that quality.
Fqr twenty-five minutes tho- great
throng told its approbation of tie conv
mention's choice for President The name
of Roosevelt came from every shout
The New York delegates paraded the
hall, shouting at the top of their voices.
Other ' delegations Joined the procession
and the well-ordered body of half an hour
before was a shifting mass, every sem
blance of organization gone.
While the demonstration was at Its
height Chairman Cannon stepped to the
front of the stage. He held In his hand
tho banner which was waved In 1B60 when
Lincoln was nominated, and which has
been used in every convention since. The
flag showed the wear and tear of many
similar contests.
"Uncle Joe" waved. It vigorously and
kept time with his body. Soon the whole
convention was swaying In exact meas-
Continued on Pnjre Three
For MUiourl Showers and cooler
Friday partly cloudy and cooler
Saturday) showers In east.
For Illinois Partly cloudy Frlday
aml Saturday; probably showers and,
1. Roosevelt and Fairbanks Nominated.
Republican Platform Is Evasive.
Delegates on Way to Fair.
2. Illinois Row Becomes Acute.
Walbridge Last Name Withdrawn.
La Follette to Lead His Party.
S.'Cortelyou Says He Will Be Boss.
Nomination of Fairbanks Victory of
Wife's Tact
4. The Republic's Dally Racing Form
Race Results and Entries.
S. Baseball Scores.
Regan Defeated by Abe Attell.
S. Editorial.
Society News.
7. Hawley Disagrees With Harrtman. .
8. Crahan Confesses to Counterfeiting.
Frank Ersklne's Will Filed.
Pencil Causes Fatal Duel.
Cowherd to Visit St Louis.
1. World's Fair News.
2. Happenings In Illinois Citlls and
3. Financial News.
Summary of St Louis Markets.
4. The Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
5. Rooms for Rent Advertisements.
0. The Republic "Want" Advertisements;
7. Live Stock Markets.
River News and Personals.
8. Shoots Woman: Kins Himself.
Real 'Estate Transfers.
Estate of Joseph Franklin,
Sebwaxx injunction Trial,
fr i.i ! in i.i Li ...' 4 . Li .i '. . . . e dj I
Senator Fairbanks, the nominee for V
fellows. Is easily distinguished because of
banks Is six feet, four and one-half Inches
Cut and Dried Performance at Chicago Surpasses Anything in.the
History of American Politics Will of the People Respected
Only When It Parallels the Programme Laid Down by the
Man in the White House and His Lieutenants--Air of Conn
'dence and Expectations of Success Rudely Disturbed by Wis
consin Matter, the Throttling of Vice Presidential Candidacies
and the Arrogance of Negroes.
Chicago, June 3. The thing has hap
pened. There has been no break in the
plan, no-ostompede, no pushing of slates.
The programme outlined weeks ago by s,
half dozen men, representing all of the
greatness and dignity of the Republican
party has gone before Its representatives
assembled, smothered and laughed con
tests Into the plans of the machine, of
fended several States, notably Wiscon
sin, Bilnols and Missouri In short, settled
things one way, regardless of what the
people of the party may have thought or
done, even to the extreme of permitting
a Southern negro to second Mr. Roose
velt's nomination.
There were cut and dried thlnn at
Bt Louis eight years ago, and mo.e of
the same, barring the vice presidency,
tour years later at Philedalphla.
But this Chicago convention sets a new
standard in gigantic machine manage
ment Mr. Cortojyou to-day became chair
man of tho National Committee, which
does not care for him. and. as settled,
wUI direct the campaign.
Mr. Roosevelt's nomination brought
forth a burst of cheers, suggested by the
really brilliant set speeches.
Mr. Fairbanks was named as planned,
ths States of Wisconsin and Missouri and
Colorado and Bilnols and Nebraska hav
ing not oven the opportunity of presenting
the names of favorite sons.
-.There are Jlfe-long Republicans in this
city to-night who are shaking their
heads over what has happened. When
they got to town Saturday, Sunday and
Monday they were Infesting the hotels
with an air of cock-sureness that told, as
plainly as words that the Republican
party was sure to succeed next Novem
ber. Some of these men had planks
placed In the platform, others were Inter
ested In contests that were at least en
titled to a hearing, and others had favor
ite sons to ba presented for the second
place on the ticket
Wisconsin is an extreme example of the
manner In which the contests i were de
cided. La Follette managers Insist that
not only did tl-ey not have n. respectful
hearing, but that their representatives
were actually insulted. La Follette men
make no secret of the feeling they bear to
the present leaders In tho national party,
and there is much talk that It amounts
to an opjn rebellion, that will probably
put the Wisconsin electoral vote in the
Democratic column next' fall.
The Indiana men came hers without
definite plans for the nomination of Fair
banks, but a command came out of some-
( where that It was desired to have a man
from Indiana, ana that tne man must
bo Fairbanks.
It Is a fact that there was no organized
move for Fairbanks In bis own State dele
gation until Monday, when it began to
appear that the "drift" as definite di
rection by the machine was called, hod
set In toward the Indiana icicle, as some
Posey County humorist has named him.
Then a band was hired and half a. dozen
Indiana men marched along the hotel dis
trict of Michigan avenue, while the musi
cians played "On the Banks of the Wa
bash." Some evil band lost no time In circu
lating a rumor on Monday that Mr Hltt
was so ill that his death,,mlght be ex
pected, whereat there were fresh addi
tions to the ranks of the Fairbanks
A Massachusetts Colonel, E. C. Benton
by name, undertook to Inaugurate a move
ment for Secretary Taft, but the speed
with which he was suppressed filled him.
with astonishment Walbridge, Sprlngor
and 'Webster tried to remain in the race
to the last and their States were loyal to
them so loyal that these three Republic
an camps ore not happy over the organ
ized Inside movement that magnified
HItt's Illness, built on artificial boom
for Fairbanks, and stuckpins Into their
own boomlets.
I Thau tha apathy of lis Hex JXcrJsjra
ice President, when in a company of his
his extraordinary height Senator Fair,
Roosevelt and Fairbanks are chosen, as
tha Republican nominees. On the floor
of the convention there was no Bhow of
opposition to either of them. A great
demonstation followed tho mention of tha
President's name In the nominating speech,
of Frank Blade of New York, and tho
delegates, led by Chairman Cannon, went
after the long-distance cheering record.
One of the men to second Roosevelt's
nomination was Harry S. Cummings, a,
negro from Maryland.
Tho programme of the party leaden
was carried out to the dot and there was
not a slip in the elaborate machinery of
the firm, dictators. There is dissatisfac
tion among tariff revisionists, among dele
gates from States which hod favorite sons
to present and among members of ths
'National Committee, who had Secretary
Cortelyou forced upon them for chair
man. 1
Immediately after the' adjournment of
the convention the new National Commit
tee organized and elected George B. Cor
telyou chairman without a dissenting
vote. The new chairman asked for the ad
vice of the members, but announced that i
he would take dictation from, no one,
high or low.
President Roosevelt was sitting with his
wife and his cousin on the Southern
veranda of tho White House when Secretary-
Loeb brought him the news of his
nomination- He received the congratula
tions of his family and relatives, and
then went to his executive offices, where
he spent tlje afternoon transacting routine
More than 1.000 delegates and alternates
and many newspaper men deported at 9
o'clock on special trains to St Louli. They
wfll spend to-day and to-morrow here, tho
guests of the Exposition officials, and will
see the World's Fair and tho World's Fair
Illinois Republicans refuse to let na
tlonal events overshadow their local
troubles, and tha delegates at Chicago
spent most of the time fixing slates and
combines to be of service to them In ths
coming campaigns of their State.
The nominating speeches of former Got
ernor Black- of New York, who ptaeert
Roosevelt's name before the conTeaMse,
and of Senator Dolllver of Iowa, who In
troduced Fairhanks's candidacy to the del
egates, wero most heartily received.
toward Roosevelt adds to til density of
this new Republican gloom.-" State that
Is always high in tha councils, nolsest
with its band and marching dubs, most
effective In tha conference, has been all
but off ths map. OdeU and his friends,
and other New Yorkers, havo not been,
seen, nor have they been heard from ex
cept through Black's set speech. They
tried to bo human, and feuiven the ses
sion by on adjournment yesterday, but
the machine choked them off in a minute
by tha watch. Their enthusiasm for tha
ticket may b likened to anything that
cannot be seen, beard or felt
Thosa participants of this convention
who cama here possessed of the notion
that some sons tariff revision might ba
good for the Grand Old Pachyderm are
lying low. Soma of them are sulking over
ths smiting received by the lews, ides,
and others are filled with the sort of dis
tress that means " Ashing trip next No
vember. Up to tha last minute several of Umm
revisionist leaders were deluded with tbm
hope that- soma sort of a sop would fcn
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