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Sunday Evening
Fair Tonight
and Monday.
NUMBER 7489.
Yesterday's Circulation, 60,842
Twenty-two Pages
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Comes as Mighty Protest
Against Fraud and
States, Both North and South,
Expected to Fall Into
CHICAGO, 111., June 23. Almost
In the hour in which William How
ard Taft received the Presidential
nomination that had been placed
within his grasp by fraud and theft,
a new political party was born.
It was born in protest against
plain thievery and dishonesty. But
it represents more than that. It
stands for the culmination of the
mighty movement toward populari
zation of this Government, that has
been going on ever since Roosevelt
became a dominating figure in the
national life, the leader in its con
science movement, the evangel of its
new gospel of social Justice, equal
rights, and the square deal.
See History Made.
The bigness and, Brimnesa of the trag
edy were realized In the cool dawn of
the quiet Sunday morning that broke
over the convention city after a night
filled with tensity and excitement. Hun
dreds of tho delegates and thousands
of spectators of the two conventions
left town on the night trains last night;
but hundreds of thousands of others re
mained to talk over the Taft doings of
a day that will take a place in the
front of American history. Among
these, the opinion was universal that
the old Republican party,- tho party
that accomplished a great work, but at
last fell under the domination of bosses
and selfish Interests, is doomed; doomed
certainly so far as concerns this cam
paign, and for all the future .unless it
shall return to the control of the men,
the purposes and the aspirations that
guide the movers in the program of
forming a new party.
The "Regular" Republican conven
tion, that is, the one called by the na
tional committee, and In which enough
delegates were stolen to turn an hon
est Roosevelt into a dishonest Taft
majority adjourned at 9:36 last eve
ning, after nominating William Howard
Taft for President and James S. Sher
man for Vice President. A very short
time afterward, at Orchestra Hall, the
delegates who had been denied their
rightful seats in the gathering, together
with most of the other honestly elected
Roosevelt delegates, assembled to
launch the movement for a party of
the people as against the bosses.
Refrain From Voting.
The great majority of these delegates
had refused to vote In the first conven
tion. They had accepted the view of
Colonel Roosevelt, who declared that
they ought not to recognize the right
of the fraudulent convention to trans
act the business of the party. After
fighting through the five days of the
preliminary organization, In the desper
ate effort to compel a decent and Just
decision of some, at least, of the con
tests, they had found themselves beaten
at every point.
The steam roller was remorseless.
Without heed or care for fairness, de
cency or moral appeal, it passed
straight on Its course of crushing out
the claims of the Roosevelt delegates;
it carried the Taft claimants trium
phantly Into the seats to which they
were not entitled; and it forced the
program of the ancient regime
through to the letter.
The first convention was conducted
to the music of a dead march Enthu
siasm was utterly absent The pro
ceedings were dull and listless They
were recognized on both sides of the
fighting lino as merely formal, the
preliminary to the real business that
must come later. The convention main
tained wonderful good order, consid
ering the intensity of the feeling that
prevailed as between the opposing sides,
hut it was the calm before the storm.
On both sides, there was determined
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Chief Executive Arises Late
and Goes to Church
Tresldcnt Taft rose later this morn
ing than is usual for him on 8undas,
halng been up to iv late hour getting
returns from the Chlcuo convention,
and being engaged In writing a state
ment on tho convention rtsult. After
breakfnstlng ann glanclns at newspa
pers the President mt-torid to All
Soul's Unitarian church.
The President, who was unaccom
panied save by secret service men
since the death of Major Butt he has
generally gone alone to church heard
a sermon by the Rev. U. G. B. Pierce i
on practical ethics, from th2 text, "B j
Ye Rich In Good Works." "To help
and Inspire others that Is the real Joy
of living," said the clergyman, In con
cluding his address.
More than the uual number of per
sons were at tho corner of Fourteenth
and L stieets to catch a glimpse of the
President when the service was con
cluded and the Chief Execuelvj
emerged. The President bowed to one
cr two persons In the throng and was
driven rapidly away In one of the
White House automobiles.
At the White House a large number
of telegrams of congratulation awaited
his reading. In the Executive offices a
oluminou8 mall was handled today
by tho clerks, but otherwise no busl
nets was transacted.
Weather Bureau's Prediction
Fair Causes Many
t Today Is the open season for hall
yarns, the first hall storm for many
weeks having swept over the city long
enough to keep close observers busy for
a while describing Just how many and
how large the hailstones came.
The Weather Bureau missed fire again
when It came to forecasting climatic
conditions for the day. "Fair tonight
and Monday, not much change In tem
perature," the forecasters said.
But at 1.30 o'clock this afternoon
storm clouds ble wup, and nrettv soon
the city was pelted with hailstones of
varying sizes, depending upon the credi
bility of the person to whom they were
being described.
But little damage was done bv the
falling Ice, as the hailstorm was of but
Drier duration.
Mrs. Mack Visits
Big Convention Hall
BALTIMORE, June ISF-Mrs. Norman
E. Mack, the wife of te rational com
mlttee chairman, wltha party of wom
en, visited the convention hall yester
day and selected sets. Mrs. Mack took
box No. 72, sectlph A, for herself and
Mrs. Perry Belmont,
The adjoining box was assigned to
Mrs John A, Dlx, who will ha e with
her severnlv leaders of Alban i-ociety
In the tworboxea next tu these win k
the family of Roger C. Sullivan and
I that of .Thomas TarcarU
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Leaders and Wives of Leaders in Balti
The Battle
CHICAGO, June 23. The battle is over; the inevitable hap
pened. Two forces so antagonistic in ideas and idols and so hostile
to each other could not amalgamate in 'good feeling. It was impos
sible. The bitterness of te recent campaign has never had a parallel
in all political history.
The fight is over, and the fight is on. The Roosevelt men, the
progressives at heart, the men of courage and vision, the men who
put individual thought and action above party regularity are as happy
a lot of men as I have ever seen. They will have a chance now to
take the case of fraudulently seated delegates to the jury of the
honest, earnest citizens of the country, instead of to a packed con
vention made up in part of delegates whose seats were under contest
a monstrous perversion of common sense and common decency.
This convention, however, was but the climax of the drama. The
end of the old alliance had come. Nothing could have prevented it
for long, if at all. When it was found that Mr. Roosevelt had won
the votes to nominate him the Evening Post of New York advised that
the Taft forces bolt, and went on to urge that no method was too
extreme to prevent Roosevelt's nomination. The Taft convention
seemed to see it the same way, and made good the advice of the
Evening Post. A political party that is worth while cannot be launched
from the top. It must come up from the deep convictions of the
serious people themselves, as this new Progressive party has come.
The Progressive party will be an all around party, complete in
every respect with its candidates for President, governors, Congress-
men, and all other offices.
As it looks at this writing one may well doubt if the Taft party
will succeed this fall in electing a single governor or a single Con
more For the Democratic Convention.
Is Over, the
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Bin i h ur LUL
New Alignment Makes Clear
Line of Cleavage, Says
TOLEDO. Ohio, June 23. Brand
Whitlock, the "Golden Rule" man of
Toledo, Issued the following state
ment this morning on the outcome of
the Republican national convention at
"It was apparent at Chicago, after
the first vote on Tuesday, that the
managers of the President's campaign
were in control of the convention. Of
course, they used their power as old,
skilled, and cynical politicians will.
As to the outcome I take It no one
would care to hazard a prediction
until after the Baltimore convention.
It will be settled so soon that It is
easier to wait than to conjecture
However, an effort will doubtless be
made to force a nomination at Balti
more equally as conservative as that
at Chicago."
"The very result at Chicago will en
courage the conservathes at Baltimore.
If they succeed we shnll probably see
the birth in America of a new liberal
party. And that should be welcomed
by all, because under the present align
ment neither party stands for anything
definite In principle; there Is a difference
betwen them on tho tariff question, but
it is a difference of percentages and
not of principle.
There are, nowever. conservatives
and liberals in both parties calling
them by various names, and each other
by numerous epithets, and It would
make for simplicity If the conservatives
were all In a party of their own and
the liberals in a party of their own."
Mr. and Mrs Whitlock left Toledo
this afternoon for Baltimore with the
Toledo delegation.
Mrs. Leona V. Waltz
Taken to Hospital
Mrs. Ixjona V. Waltz, thirty-eight
years old, of 648 Park toad northwest,
was taken to Garfield Hospital shortly
before noon today seriously 111 with a
high fever.
Mrs. Waltz was at home nlone when
stricken, and nelghbcrs notified the po
lice Policeman Carroll found her on
the sidewalk in front of her home and
sent her to the hospital In the police
ambulance. Hospital physicians belle.ve
that Mis. Waltz's condition Is not dan
gerous, though It will be some time be
fore a complete diagnosis can be made.
Prominent Florida
Banker Is Dead
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Junp 33. The
wife of W. D. Barnett. the millionaire
president of Barnett National Bank, of
Jacksonville, died today at Bprlngfleld,
Mr. Barnett Is probably the most suc
cessful banker In Florida, his bank be
ing capitalized at a million and a half
Central American Storm.
MOBILE, Ala , June 23. Reports
brought here by steamships tell of a
heavy storm on the N'lcaraguau and
Colombian coasts The I'ghthouse at
Cape Gracls one of the largest In Hon
duras, was blown down, and banana
plantations near Bocae were damaged.
Leaders Now Realize That Candidacy of
Col. Roosevelt Will Be Chief Obstacle in
Way of Their Success in November.
BALTIMORE, June 23. The renomination of William Howard
Taft by the so-called Republican convention at Chicago, caused every
Democrat in Baltimore today to wear his best Sunday smile. Further
more, it gave a tremendous boost to the progressive wing of the
Democratic party.
But one prospect displeases the democracy today. That is the
candidacy of Colonel Roosevelt on a popular platform. With Taft
as the only opponent of the Democratic standard bearer, the politi
cians of the party here figure that the race would be a walk-over in
almost every State in the Union.
If it is to be a three-cornered fight, the democracy knows that
(o .win its candidate must be one upon whom the entire party can
center, else Colonel Roosevelt will poll thousands of progressive
Democratic votes. That is why the cause of progressiveism is looking
up here today and that explains the overtures which will be made
to William Jennings Bryan when he reaches the city this afternoon.
To Offer Permanent Chairmanship.
First, the conservatives, more deflnnltely known as the Murphy-Tap-Edt
t-SJl'.ivan faction, will get word to Mr. Bryan that he may have the
permanent chairmanship of the convention, If he will only withdraw his
opposition to Judge PJker. Another bait which will be held out to the
Nebraskan will be the chairmanship of the committee on resolutions,
which Is really more important than the permanent chairmanship, the
latter being more or less an ornamental place, designed to afford some
Democrat the spotlight for a day or so.
As Mr. Bryan has been In the spotlight for about a score of years, he
probably will reject the Job of being mere gallery Idol.
It became known here today that P. L. Hall, the national committee
man from Nebraska, holds a letter from Mr. Bryan which says he does not
seek the Democratic nomination. It is understood the letter says Bryan
will not be a candidate "under any circumstances."
Notwithstanding this, there Is a great deal of Bryan talk today. No
man has yet refused a Presidential nomination when actually called by his
party. The shadow of Bryan hangs over every political camp In this
convention city. Every candidate, excepting Harmon and Underwood, who
are at outs with Bryan, covets the support of the "Peerless Leader." In
the same coveting heart rests the fear that the convention will become
deadlocked and that In the end Bryan will stampede the convention again.
"Boss" Murphy, of Tammy Hall, who Is rarely Interviewed, grew loqua
cious to the extent of a couple of hundred words. Immediately thereafter one
could hear this all over Baltimore:
"Murphy's afraid of Bryan, too. He's trving to put up a bold front tot
scare off the most powerful man In the Democratic party."
Murphy said he expected the national committee to uphold the action of
the subcommittee in naming Parker temporary chairman.
"Is it a qtiestion of whether Bryan is the whole party or not?" Murphy
was asked. v
"Well, something like that," snapped the Tammany chief.
Bryan followers, including Senator Gore, Joscphus Daniels, Congressman
Henry, and Charles W. Bryan, brother of the three-thnos candidate, will go
into conference with the Nebraska leader as soon as he reaches Baltimore.
lleon men will flguto largely In the conference, for tho Wilson answer to the
Bryan telegram aligns the New Jersey governor squarely with Bryan In his
antl-Parkor fight.
New York to "Hold Off" at First.
Publlahod reports that New York will cast Its ninety votes for Speaker
C'irK on the first ballot, In order to make a fortnldaole showing against
the New Jerrfiy governor, luck confirmation here. It is generally understood
that Murphy wants to deadlock the convention, and to this nd he will even
tually have the support of the "practical politicians" of ihe ptrty. which
means, of course, Taggart and Sullivan.
Mi. Sullivan points out that no DwnocmM- candidate can have great
hope of success unless he cnriles New Voik, Indian l, and Illinois, and the
"Bnu'ieb ' from these respective States are not looking for a first ballot nomlna.
tton, although rjulllvan heads a delegation Instruct-! for Speaker Clark
It Is practically certain, in view of the political maneuvers hore today,
that Ntw York will hold off for several ballots and cast ninety votes for
Mayor Gaynor. Governor Dlx. or some other recent ly-groomjd "dark horse;"
then adjournment will be taken and New York will 3wltch elthei to Har
mon or Underwood, according to the present outlook, and the swapping of
delegates will be on in earnest.
The declination of Speaker Clark to offer decided opposition to New York's
choice for temporary chairman hau undoubtedly given the Speaker a more
favorable stand with the New York contingent, and it Is admitted New York
will vote for the Speaker In preference to his closest competitor In the number
of declgateB Woodrow Wilson. It Is not expected, however, that New York
will wlng Into the Claik column at the outset, as ills managers hope.
When Brjan reaches Baltimore this afternoon he will find the Wilson men
with three candidates to suggest for the terrporary chairmanship In Ueu of
Judge Parker. They will be Congress nan Henr, Senator Culberson, and
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