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HARVESTER 1RUST
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*?

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