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HAKES ITS ANSWER It Denies Being Mo? nopoly or in Restraint of Trade. THINKS ITS WORK IS BENEFICIAL Questions Right of Government, Knowing Its Methods for Years, to Step In Now and Disturb Its Business by Demanding Its Dis? solution. St. raul. Minn. August 6.? The an ?wer of the Internationa) Harvester ' ornpany to the bill filed by the United .-trues under the Sherman antitrust law, tvfct filed ir, th.e United' .States pla I Court The answer1 denies specifically all ? nirgft of restraint oj trade, rnonop alleges that prloi to the formation 61 nianufacturei i hau profitable bii was decreasing anil becoming hazi f'S and iit.pi r.t.ii'ie The Internatl? and correcting wasteful method, distribution, by expanding the r ?: t: ade aiVl bj better organized ex mental and Inspection departmen I sed for r.rncrnl Uenellt. i? ? nent of the farmers and dealers and <ii its employes, and the taking "r. oi (jew line? of manufacture *ti't. at t.-.,so leije engines, tractors, auto-wagons, larm wagons, cream separators and in.mure spreaders, has resulted in the bi.slness as a whole being conducted more economically and in fostering in Stead of restraining trade-, it ts ns-< sertud. Any monopoly through patents is d? med on the ground that the basb.: patents or. binder! and moweis ix pired prior to 1002. .\ l t,e detalierl statement if earSTfigs nr.d profit? eontatned In the answer ? hows that during tho first eight years the dividends paid aveisged only 5.3.1 .r: cent ..n the fully palu <-apltal stock, :>r.d the total earnings only T is per cetil , and that the main expansion In the company'* business has been gained In the new lines of implements and 'he foreign trade, which has in? cased front about $10.000,000 In 1903 t" over $ IO.P.It.Odo In 1911. It is held that the company bar ac? tive snd increasing competition, the i umber <?( competitors In binders he |hg eight with ah iggregate capital of 'ivi $10(1,000.000, and In other ilnes th>- competitors numbering from four i. en in mowers to ISl in gasolene en? gines. The answer declares that the prices of harvesting machinery have Increased about 3 per cent, over 1002, while the machines have been improv? ed !:; quality and the materials and labor entering Into their manufacture have Increased on an average of 25 imt. The answer alleges that the company spends In developing and lm proving machines annually $500,000, a >.ost which none of the other companies Would have sustained. The wages and conditions of the em? ployes, the answer says, have been im? proved by the Harvester Company to an extent Impossible under trade con? ditions existing prior to 1002, wages having been increased fully 27 per ? en l. Has Courted Publicity. It Is further declared that the com? pany has given wide publicity to Its business, and that since 1507 the com? pany has filed wltii the Bureau of Cor? porations Us annual reports covering all Its business operations, and that n welcomes the utmost publicity and public supervision, and Is re.TUy and Is desirous of remedying any defects or mismanagement In its business. Tho answer avers that considering the capl ttal invested and the hazards of tho business, the company's earnings have been reasonable and much smaller than the average profits of manufacturing companies-, that the public and em? ployes arc receiving the benefits of the large economies and Increased ettl ro-nrv resulting from the organization, and that It was organized without ex? cessive capitalization and without any purpose of Creating a monopoly or se i urlng quick fortunes from stock sales or excessive earnings. It Is pointed out that since Its formation the com? pany's business methods have secured fair treatment to competitors and have tended to foster competition and not t.. destroy It The nnswer Insists that tli? United States government, having had for ten years full knowledge or the company's organization and meth? ods and their beneficial effect upon the trade aril public, ought not. ns thou? sands ol employes and others have made large Investments In Its stock, be permitted In a court of equity to urge that the corporation is illegal and should be destroyed. AUTO USED IN SNAKE WAR Reptile? More Thnn Usually Numerous in Southeast Nevr Vurk. New York. August 5.- -Not In a de? cade or more have there been so many snakes In the southeastern part of New i ork State ns at present, according to reports received by the New i'ork Zoologien! Society. Because of this prevalence the stielet v has pl ie d In service an automobile equipped with a hOO-candlepowcr searchlight, and win hunt the snakes by nlghtf In several suburban counties 1th .tho aid of the ll?rht. The automobile is enulppcd to carry ?-v.rn] hundred snakes TICKET LEADERS WILL iVIEETTO-DAY Wilson to Pay His Re? spects to Marsball at Spring Lake. GOVERNOR SEES BUT FEW CALLERS Still Not Ready to Disclose His Choice tor Treasurer of Cam? paign Committee;?Arrange? ments Have Been Com? pleted for Ceremonies of Notification Tomorrow. Seagirt, N. J, August 5.?Governor Wood row Wilson Will pay his respects to Governor Marshall, of Indiana, his running mate, to-rnorrow nig;,', at .Sprint i-ake. two miles from here. [The presidential nominee will cail on the vice-presidential candidate, who "in attend th? notification exercises I Wednesday, The meeting will be tho llrst since the two men were ehoieh head the rath : feet. Governor Wilson said io-nlght that he looked forward !o hts meeting wltfl U ivernor Marshall, as he had formed a High admiration i jr the latter when his K'i-fi ?> year ?go at a banquet ox Indiana I ?emoerate. ; The Governor was unable, he said, at 5 o'clock tu announce the name of i the treasurer of tno national eomrn>\? ?? ? igrecd upon by lilin and National ' rmaii MCCdmbs. 'the Movernoi added that he had been linable to com? municate with Mr McCornbs during th? but might hear troni him any iiour to-night. Mr. McCornbs was to ; have determined whether the man *e j lected w ould accept The Governor I preferred, he said, not to glv.. any inkling as to who his choice was. Sees Fe? Callers, During the day Governor Wilson saw but fev, liters. He met Representa? tive Jamea M. Graham, of Illinois, Who war Introduced by Colter Bride, of Washington, a close frlen.-i of Wil? liam Jennings Bryan. Mr, Bride stateii as he left that he had a letter re cei from Mrs. Bryan In which ?he wi ite that Mr. Bryan "wbuld do his 'part to make sure the election of W 11 .". r. and Marshall." Mr. Bride r.lso confirmed earlier re? ports that Mr. Bryan would probably fcdlbw the Itinerary of Colonel Roose? velt on the ttump. Governor Wilson will go to Trenton to-morrow, where he his an appoint meat to meet Gov? ernor O'Neal, of .Alabama. Plans for the notification ceremonUs nr. Wednesday were completed to? night A .-r-'C will be rope,i off where chairs win he provided for th more prominent guests. Governor Wilson himself hits '.;-r;.r,i no invita? tions, hut Senator-Elect OUte James, of Kentucky, as bead of the notlflci tl?n committee, has Invited tho twen? ty-two democratic Governors, Speak? er Clark and Representative Under? wood. These Democratic guests will be treated on the veranda Of the f',nv ernor's cottage, from which the Gov? ernor will deliver his speech of ac? ceptance For the notification com? mittee and their guests the Governor and Mrs. Wilson will serve lur.cheon. Mrs. Wilson has asked fifteen of her personal friends to assist her. A big rrowfl is expected to attend the exer? cises, but no arrangements have been made to police thi grounds. Gover , nor Wilson rejected the plan to have the militia act in this connection. Burleson to Direct Vpenkern. New York. August ?.?Chairman I William F. McCornbs. of the Demo? cratic National Committee, to-night announced the appointment of Rep? resentative Albeit S. Burleson, of Texas, as director of the speakers' hu 1 reau of the Wilson campaign. Homer Is. Cc.mmings. national commlttecnian from Connecticut, was appointed chief of tho bureau. Mr. Burleson will ar? rive In New York Wednesday, and will confer with Mr. McCornbs regarding i the speaking arrangements of the ; campaign. Herman Rldder. former treasurer of ; the Democratic National Committal:, ! to-day turned e ver to Chairman Mc? Cornbs a check for $2S.S78.16, This represents the amount left lit the I treasury after meeting expenses of the j committee. <ihe convention and the j various committees on arrangements. EAGLEsIn CLEVELAND _ 1 tiovernor Harmon Welcomes Conven? tion of order. Cleveland. August 5. ? Delegates con? tinued to flock into Cleveland to-day to attend the national convention of ithe Fraternal Order of Facies, which ! was opened to-night with Governor I Haririon delivering the welcoming ad? dress. The convention will last five days, the big day being Thursday. , when the delegates will parade, judge William J- Brennen, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 Is tho chief candidate for worthy grand j president this yor> r. In unconfirmed nuuor from Wash? ington, received hi 3i30 o'clock this morning, in in (lie effect thai Clllpcpcr, or the Krenter portion of (lie <lt>. hnn been destroyed by lire, which ivnn ,11* corered nt ? o'clock this morning. All wires, luitli telegraph iinjl telephoue, are down, and ilctnlled Information is lacking, Inquiries In < hnrlot IcntIHc, GardnnHVlllc, Orange and Wnshlngidn failed lo bring forth mix fuels in . neellon tilth the riminreil ronflnarn lion. llbnrloKrNvllie, Gnrdonnvllle and ?? .nine, iii<- iimiH closest In Culpeper, hnd heard nothing <>i nn,< lire in Ihnl , low ll. ' 'System "IsCalled Upon to Raise Necessary Money. COLLECTORS PICK OWN ATTORNEY Accused Officer Formally Ar? raigned to Plead Murder In? dictment?Two Policemen Re? fuse to Leave Fixed Posts to Arrest "Gib the Blood" and "Lefty Louie." New York. August t.t?A police fund of $50.0*0 la being raised for the de? fense of Charles Becker, the police lieutenant charged with instigating the murdor of Herman Boscnthal, ac? cording to Information In the hands of District Attorney Whitman to? night. Tho money Is bel.-.g collected. It Is said, by the so-called "system," which, aside from the murder cate, Is to be Investigated by the. district attorney, who believes there is a corrupt alli? ance between the system and toe gam? bling fraternity founded or. graft und blackmail. Information ot the $50.000 fund came to the prosecutor to-diy in connec? tion with the arraignment of Becker to answer the indictment against htm. In the legal proceedings, which Include the withdrawal by Becker of his plea I of "not guilty" to offer motions to Invalidate the Indictment, the prls? loner was represented by three 1 .w yers, 'me of whom mysteriously with? drew, while the ctheis s'-cmed doubt? ful of their own status when the pro? ceedings were over. It was said '.hat the lawyers were not satisfactory to the collectors of the defense, who, the district attorney learned, have prac? tically Hngaged a prominent criminal lawyer to defend the lieutenant. Postponed Tin Wednesday. John W. Hart, who conducted to? day's proceedings, after withdrawing his client's plea, of "not guilty, ' made one motion to dismiss the indictment on the ground that It was irregular, ir.d another to review the grand Jury minutes and take evidence to show whether the ground for the Indictment was rumcient. Judge Mulqueen rdfused to hear atgumer.ls on the motion to? day end set the case over until Wed? nesday. Hart, in his application to inspect the Jury minutes, held that the: evi? di :. ?- produced was not legal in that lit was testimony of accomplices In tne ! alleged crime, namely. "Juck" Rose. .'?Brldgey" Webber and Harry Vallon. The tact mat Becker was lo appear for arraignment attracted an immense crowd to the Criminal Courts build? ing. Among tITemi were many gam? blers and characters e>f in.- under? world. The crowd eventually became i so dense that corridor s were clear ed and only persons having business were admitted to the court. Becker, look? ing somewhat pale from his week of prison life, walked from the Tomb* across the "Bridge of Sighs" to the ? courtroom with a (Inn stop anl main I tallied a self-possessed but grave de I meanor during the proceedings. Although the district attorney says he has evidence that he could use In pressing a charge of extortion against the lieutenant in connection with his relations with the gimblers as head of the "strong arm squad," the prose? cutor sn'.d to-night that he proposed to press only the murder chat go ai present, and that he would not hasten lhe trial until his evidence to support lhe latter was In shape. If the argu? ment of Attorney Bart should prevail I to 'luash the present Indictment, ll I would be easy to supersede it with an? other Indictment, Mr. Whitman said, j on the additional evidence he has col? lected. j While the police are searching the 'Catsktlls for "Gib the Blood" and "Lefty Louie," two of the aTTeged mur Iderers of Rosenthal, private detectives [employed by the district attorney are J looking for them in Boston. Refused to Arrest Them. ' The di'trlci attorney bad a volun? tary witness before him to-day who accused two policemen'! of falling to arrest the missing men When he point? ed them out to the officers In West forty-second Street two days ago. The man said ho knew them both, but that the policemen refused to leave I tin lr Hxed p?;sts to arrest them. Both Policemen McMahoii and Philinn ad? mitted that the witness had pointed two men mil to them as "(31b the Blood" and "Lefty Louie," but s.ild that they did not dare to leave their j tlxed posts for four of being lined. The Board of Aldermen this after? noon adopted a resolution providing 'for an Investigation of the police de? partment. A special committee he d ? il by Alderman Curroii was appointed to conduct the Investigation, while I $25,000 was appropriated to bear the expenses, six Republicans, ?> fusion Isis, and three Democrats comprise th, committee. H was reported with? out confirmation that the committee desired t.. hear Mayor Gaynor as the first witness. Crushed hy Kte^otor. Atlanta, tia.. Augusd '..?While try? ing to operate hh elevator it: the Wes iey Memorial Church i,>-? ir, Leon Katistninn. aged twelve, i [Undent ill the Vacation Bible School, was .?: ish I ed to death. Young Kaustmnn . limbed Into ti.ige In the basement and '.?tarte.i it upward. Becoming fright lined, he tried to jump out and was caught between tho cage nnd floor, in? vestigation showed thai tho. child's neck had b.en broken. Tennessee l'b'e l os? $IA:i,00n. Nashville, Tcrtn.. August r,.?pjro caused $100..i loss In Sparta. Tenn., early to-day. Buildings of seven-busi? ness concerns were destroyed. The flames are supposed 1 <> have got tlnjlr Start In a dry goodi *iur... FIRST SESSION OF NEW PROGRESSIVE ~ PARTY RESEMBLES GREAT LOVE FEAST Delegates Are Happy, and Not One Dissent? ing Voice Is Raised. COLISEUM IS WELL FILLED Few Empty Seats in Galleries, and When Day's Work Is Over Leaders Rejoice Over Auspi? cious Birth of Party. Roosevelt Will Speak To-Day. ?.'rilcago, A?gUat 6.?The first session of th? first convention of tr.e new Na? tional Progressive part>. of which Col? onel Theodore Roosevelt ?s sponsor, was held lit the Coliseum to-day. and while the sotting was attended by all of this usual ceremony and parapher? nalia of a national political gathering, the actual proceedings were suggestive of \ love feast. Not a dissenting voice was raised during the session. The question of negro representation from the South had caur'-ri friction earlier In the .day In the national committee, hut there was no echo of this right on the floor of the convention. The delegates were at times explosive In their enthusiasm. Many of the State delegations camo Into the hall singing and ehoutlng In their delight at the birth of the new part:., and three hours later left the building In the same happy frame of mind. } Although green hands were ,-upposed ! to be at th? helm, the machinery of j the convention worked smoothly and efficiently. There was no roll call of delegates, but the delegate section oi ', the tioor, arranged In the same man? ner as at the Republic?_n National Con. ventlon a few weeks ago, and accom- j \ modatlng nearly l;ioi people, was en- ' I tir.-ly ailed. The alternate section also had its full quota. There was not the same crush of spectator? to-day as at the Republican gathering, but when the proceedings began the galleries had few empty sent? l enders Enthusiastic. The convention leaders were enthu? siastic to-night over the showing made iti the Coliseum to-aay, and made the ? laitn that no better looking, more cuo. stantlal set of delegates was ever seen on the floor of a national political con? vention. ? u. tiie national uommutee on ? ?? ?:-.. cases caused a uc ia>' Ol KU ee-'^Uai tel a ot all uuur in tue aatrniu.infc oi iiiu conven? tion. i.'uii:,? tue wan tue ueiegatea anidseu themselves with sou^e anu yew* coinpoaeo :or tnu occasion, while a nanu up nc-ai tue Uag-draped steel ratters ana .1 Urand Army nie ami urun. corp.- oh the stage vied vim each other in playing patriotic airs, j There was a b-reat cheer as Senator I ----- i? i* M Dlxon, national chairman oi t:..- party, rapped for order, i 1113 was repeated later when the call tor ' Ml< convention ?an read, and there ?.is even greater enthusiasm when : former Senator Albert j. Beveridge, ; of Indiana, was presented as the choice j of the national committee for tempo? rar} chairman, the formality 0f elect? ing Senator Beveridge was not neces j sary, and amid renewed acclaim lie was escorted to a place on the stage, d.-corated with a gold badge and hand cd the convention gavel. Senator Beveridge then delivered his key not. speech. The temporary chair? man was given the closest attention throughout. Once he mentioned Presi? dent Tat: In .lection with his ap? proval of th,- Payne tariff law. and in? stantly there came a storm of jeers and groans from the crowd. Every few minutes Senator Beve? ridge was interrupted bp applause a d cheering. The usual standing com? mittees were appointed In the usual way, and then t.eforo the first davs pr ,-ei dings were brought to a close, ?lames R. Oar::. 1 1. of Ohio, mover the appointment of a committee of fifteen 1 to Invite Colonel Roosevelt to appear before the convention at noon to-mor? row. The motion was carried \v<ih a whoop and to-night, with due cer-.? ntoh;\ the Colonel formally accepted; Color.. 1 Roosevelt, not h.-lng a di Ii - gate, did not attend the opening ses? sion. Man; Women Present. A decided feat in- ,>r the convention was the large number of women dele? gates. This called for great choiring when the t. uipiirary i-hatrman readied that part of his speech advocating [stiff rage. A b'g yellow banner In I scrl e l "'Votes tor Women", was hung front uhi of th. balcony rails Massa? chusetts gavi line of her women dele? gates i plac on the resolutions com mlttce. which will draft lb- party i platform. To-morrow's session of the conven? tion promises to be isurgely or.. ..f speech making, vlth Colonel Robsc Lvelt's "confession of faith" as thi ct-h I'tei* of Inlere I The adoption of a I platform ?<???? 'n* nomination presi? dential und vlce-presldentlal euiidi I dales will coiim Wednesday, followed : by adjonrnm? ??<? that evening. I The head of :, Hull Moose was one of 'the prominent decorations in th.- hall, and many of the delegates" songs were 1 it, pral'e of the Moose. \ red bandana handkerchief had a ( prominent place In the day's proceed l Inga too vi.?i all of the delegates were equipped ?Uli them, and when biv>oo were waved the floor was a sea TO SHELL MOROCCO TOWN lucent Murder <>' Herman Win lie Vvenged. Itahnt Morocco, August 5.?The French cruiser I'.'smao has been .or' d, red to bombard Aga'drl. on the vtlnntlc const, in conserttioiico of Ihe BEVERIDGE TELLS PURPOSEOFPARTY It Is to < iain for the People What Is Set Forth in Consti? tution. STANDS F?R NOBLER AMERICA Declare? It Will Win Over Abuse, Ridicule and Falsehoods of It> Enemies. Chicago. August 5.?"The first words at the Constitution are '\Vo a: e the people," and they declare that the Con? stitution's purpose Is To form a per? fect union and to promote the g-n. ral v. elfat e.' To do just that Is the Very heart of the progressiva cau e," <ic clared Albert J- Bwcridge. temporary chairman of the Progressiv? National Convention, in calling that body to order to-day. Mr. Beverldge. told in c.etail tho purpose and program Of the progressive patty. "Abuse.'' said he, ? will only stn nglhen it; rid.cub . only hasten Its growth; talschood, only speed Its victory. "Knowing the price wo must pay, the sacrifice wo must maKe. the bur? dens we must carry, the assaults we must endur.?knowing fuil well the cost?yet wo cnlm and we enlist fo. the war. i''or we know the Justice of cut cau^e, and we know. teo. its cer? tain triumph.'? What Part? Klnudi lor. Mr. Beverldgo spoke in pa it as fol? low si "We stand for a nobler America. We ! stand for an undivided nation. We ; stand foi a broader liberty, a fuller ? Justice. We stand for social brother? hood as against savage Individualism. VVi Mam! f< i mi Intelligent co-op,ia tioh Instead of a reckless competition; j w. stand 101 .tual lieipfuliieiiS in ! stead of mutual hatred. We stand for I Ci|hal rights as a fact of life Instead lot catchword oi politics. "Wo stand for the rub- of the peo? ple as .a practical truth Instead or a meaning ess pretense. SVc stand foi a representative government thai r< presents tie- people, We battle fot th, actual rights for men. ?'To dairy out our principles \ve, have a plain prog.am of constructive reiorni. We moan to ieu'r down only that which Is wrung and out 01 dato, I r.n.l WfiiMf wo tear down wo mean to I build what is right and titt.d to the times. We hat Ken to the call of th. pre: ,-iit. We mean to mal-.; laws m conditions as they are und meet t .. n eds of the1 people Who an- on c.irtn to-day. That wo may do this we found a patty 111 rough win h .,'1 ivhb believe (?Ith us can work tv.ltli Us, or lather, ; w? decia ?? our allegiance t'> tin' I paTty whlcii the people themselvej have founded. "t'oi this parly come.< from tue grass roots. It hai grown from tue soil of tin- people's strong convlc Ions, i The people have work to. be done, and O?r parly Is here to do that work." The speaker discussed Ii:.- Republi? cs n nun Pomnerailo parlies, tho "bo. s system" and "special Interests," say ing among other thing.-: fl?ssen In Ihr Saddle, "At the present moment notorious bosses are In tho -addle of both old parties m various Important Hintes which must he carried to elect a I' .s i Ideal. Neither of the old parties' nominees fir>r PrrsTdcnl ??an esenpo oi> . llgatlon to these old party bo sos n >r shak.- their prncllcnl hold munj tuui powerful members of th.- national legi I iKlaturo. "Under th'.-i boss system no matter which party wins,' the people seldom (Continued on SsvenVn l'ag*. i DELEGATES SHOUT AND SING 111 GLEE Progressives Arc in Happy Frame of Mind as They As? semble for Convention. WOMEN ARE IN EVIDENCE They Occupy Places in More Than Score of Dele? gations. Chtraeo. Augirrt t.?Th.- bit; Colis? eum, transformed In a few weeks from the battle ground of th-- Republican National Convention to th-.- meeting 1 place of the, new National Progressive far t.v. was tin own open shortly before. l.ilock to-day, but it was nearly an hum aitoi liial 11 nit- before the tl.st delegates began t" arrive. They Hin-r ... .11 flowiy at Ill'sl. In ones und I twoef. Then came the big phalanx oi I delegates riom fehn&ylv?hia sinning: Wi 11 hang liwie- IVntosc to u tour apple tree Aj wo go marching on." i'h.- I enns} 1 * anlans g t a o.cm-n I su ,.t;. e ? c leoihe. I The galb rie- of the hall were all but empty as the hour set for the conven j'tloh approached; and spectators wer? > . -i-.i ng in slowly. The scene in the hall, ?x apt ror the 1.:. K of a juin In the galleries, was al est Identical with that of the Ro i publican convention. Many or tne standards h oi beon raised on the iden : tb nl spots, where in y stood during |th.- trcmnlinoils coiivcrttloll, ivhlch re* I no:.dual-d President Taft, Gel* First ?>eu??. New Vorn, Ohio und I'cnn ylvnnla ? h;id front row places. California, a pioneer State In the t;,. ,.\ n. v menl, was promoted to i pr miiicni front position .it the i ig Iii oi tin stege. 'lie hiill was gaily <:e orated with l'.ags an,I bunting. Large canvas- pot - traits were a feature of the dec >rk ; lion?, llac'k or tne stage wt:ie. those ol : iy a? hint ton. Jefferson and i.-.nooin ,vt the bit of the stage w'as a por : trail of itaihiltoii, and at the right one ui Andrew Ja< kson. i Suspended from the band galletry at ' th, '.a: .ml of th.- ha I where ,.li conn ,-e, wa? an oil piliu.ng oi Colonel it- omv.h The tttlls did not at all Hatter the piogresaivc leader. Over tin main entrance was a stiltl .... load 01 a splendid -pectin, nt of a i ill moose. The Uelrtwaro delegation was cheered Whim it arrived at the hall, tie- chair . man parrying a banner with thi m Califorhla's delegation, carrying the nan:.- banners they used at itie Republi? can cohvi utlon, .mil each member ?Ith a ceil bandanna ah out Iiis neck, was greeted with prolonged .cheers The band, perched In it" b>ft up anioiig tin celling girders, regaled the assem? blage with popular and patriotic airs, vying at times with a Urrind Arm i>i? and drum corps st.in.m..I or. the Stage The New lers.'e delegation cam.- in shouting the snmi yell it used so Often at the llepubllcan convention: ?'Hah. rah. ree. who nro we? We are the delegates from New Jersee \re we in If lust you wait Till we give Teddy twenty-eight straight." Xevi lt-.it:,. Hymn, Tb?- New jersey delegates brought a now battle hvmn with them. Which, like tin- Pennsylvania ditty on th.- sub? ject "f hanging ltolse PenroRe to a sour apple tree, was set to the tun.- of the <Contlnuod on Second Cr*.) Hiram W. Johnson Will Get Second Place on Ticket. SELECTION HAS ?'0. K. "OF COLONEL! Judge Ben Lindsey, Former Democrat, Declines Perma? nent Chairmanship?Roosevelt Stands Pat in Decision to Throw Out Negroes From the South. Chicago. August R.?Governor Hiram W. .Johnson, of California, seemed ngreed upon to-night as tho vice-pro-, sldentlal nominee of the National Pro? gressive Party to make the first fight of tho new political organization with Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Early In tha evening Judge Ben B. Lindsey, of Denver, a former Democrat, had been agreed upon us permanent chairman of tho convention. Colonel Roosevelt having endorsed the recom? mendation of Colonel Lindsey and tho Plan had b?.?-r. approved by tho delo gates. Late to-night, however, Ju'lgo Lindsey called on the Colonel and toltl him he had been suffering from asthma and did not fe*l physically capable of taking up the work. Under th<? circumstances. Colonel Roosevelt agreed to release htm and while It had not been finally ded'di d, It was said to .be likely that former Senator Albert J .Beveridge, of In? diana, the temporary chairman, woubl be continued as permanent presiding officer. Colonel Roosevelt said before he left, Oyster Bay that he favored the se? lection of a Southern Dcmociat as vice-presidential candidate. The field, was canvassed carefully >by leaders of the now party, and It >s understood that the Colonel's suggestion was abandoned only when It became evi? dent that it was impossible to decide upon the available man. It was said to-night that sentiment among tho delegates In favor of Governor John? son was so strong that his choice as Colonel Roosevelt's running mate was virtually assured, and that the leader's ! who predicted lit" nomination were merely voicing the opinion of the con? vention. . ? The California delegation pass -l a resolution to-day saying the Statu could not spare Governor Johnson, but lit was said to-iilsht the Governors tl tude. timed In the event of elovernor .lermsm s nomination, it is planned to have htl I 'take th" stump in the East, while Col? onel Roosevelt Is campaigning through jthe West. 'I he Governor's quallflea I tions ns a campaigner were said to be j a strong factor In his favor. Storni) Two Hours. When Colonel Roosevelt reached Cht ! cago this morning he put In a stormy two hours before ho succeeded in straightening out the tangle over the contesting negr., delegates from the .South. After he had been welcomed by a crowd of several thousand persons I and bad made a speech oh the street j in front of his hotel, he went to his headquarters and took the helm. I The Florida and Mississippi cas< s. I which had hot been ruled upon by tho ' provisional national committee, were i plac d befon him in detail, and it de? veloped that there was a sharp d;r j ferencc of opinion in the Robscveit camp. A numbi r of his Northern sup? porters told hiin frankly that they dla | approved of the policy of barring all : negro delegates from the South. It I was urged that such a position would cost the National Progressive ticket tho support of a large number of negroes i In Northern state.-,. In which then strength was greatly needed, cithers 'of Colonel Roosevelt's supporters felt I that in fairness to the negroes they I should have some representatives from the south Colonel Roosevelt stood his ground, III answer to every objection he said that he would ciing unequivo? cally to thi position he hail takun, and i that although it might cost him votes In the Northern States, he believed It 1 was ?o the best interests of the party to pripceed under white leadership in th.- South He reltertited the st atement mad" in his letter to Julian Harris, of Atlanta, that It was t,> the white man In the south that the negro must look, and declared Ills tiosltlon was for tho best Interests of the negro. It was said to-night that alt of his associates filially wen w on over fully to his point \ < nlonel Suggests Action. it is understood that Colonel Boosn v.-lt suggested the action tn tho Flor? ida and Mississippi cases subsequent Ij taken by the national committee. The Mississippi negroes were thrown out completely on the ground that the white delegates war.- regularly elected. Colonel Roosevelt is said to nave protested ngrtlnsl thi use of the word "white" delegates in the call lot the Mississippi State convention. In the Florldu cases the contesting negro delegations was thrown out. The negro.., protested loudly against this. Thej were Invited io attend tu? convention as ''supplemental delo gatea" without votes, btit declined ta io this i'U-:iii! i.!.. g?ui,^ .ia 'specta? tors." Then Hie national committee <t?. elded to bar also th* white delegate* from Florida, there having been .?om< 'question oi Irregularity in culling a white and negro convention separate? ly. . Colonel Roosevelt insisted that ther? should be no negro delegates front the South In the convention and th* :,..t!.,:: ii committee acquiesced In hit view. Th" ,-ases were taken bet?rt? the convention committee on credon* tlittH to-night, but it was generally believed that committee would fol? the action of the national com? ltte< In id ptlng tha Colonel's view, of th? tuet*?