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Slegle Sheet
To Make Roosevelt Candidate
for Governor
Followed by a Landslide of Votes for Theodore Roosevelt,
Commander of the Rough Riders at Santiago,
for Governor of New York
Assoclated Press Special Wire. ,
Sept. 27.—The Republicans nominated the
following ticket today:
For governor—Theodore Roosevelt of
Oyster Bay.
Lieutenant governor—Timothy L. Wood
ruff of Kings.
Comptroller—William L. Morgan of Erie.
Secretary of state—John T. McDonough
Of Albany.
State treasurer—John B. Jaeckel of Ca
State engineer—Edward A. Bond of Jef
Attorney general—John T. Davles of
The Convention
Between 10 and 11 o'clock a number of
special trains arrived, some from Troy,
bearing Black banners and with brass
bands playing patriotic airs. Every Indi
cation pointed to an unusually large and
Who NVminated CoL RooeeveHt.
very enthusiastic convention. The fact
that Mr. EUhu Root's opinion as to Col.
Roosevelt's candidacy would not be made
public before the convention goes into ses
sion caused some comment. Mr. Abraham
Oruber of the Black forces said at 11 o'clock
that he would attempt on the floor of the
convention to compel the Roosevelt peo
ple to show their proofs of his eligibility.
The Roosevelt people laugh at this and
say that they are prepared with an an
swer which Mr. Root will present to the
convention tonight If the question Is raised
by the Black people.
The delegates were rather slow ln enter
ing the convention hall. A banner hear
ng a portrait of Col. Roosevelt was car
ried into the hall and was loudly applauded.
The ex-Mlnlster to Spain, Stewart L.
Woodford, was greeted with hearty ap
At 12:14 Mr. Piatt entered the hall. Some
body saw him as he came throtfgh the
door and started applause, which ftnally
became general. At precisely 12:25 Chair
man Odell rapped for order and Rev. S. D.
Johnson of Saratoga was asked to offer
prayer. ,
Following the prayer T.ouls F. Payne en
tered with his delegation, passing Mr.
Piatt without recognition. The roll of
delegates for substitutes and corrections
was called. While It was being called
I,leut.-Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff entered
the hall and was greeted with the heartiest
cheer of the day, the roll call having to
be delayed.
Mr. Piatt had another ovation when he
•rose to make a substitution ln the Tioga
Congressman Sereno E. Payne was chosen
temporary chairman and escorted to the
Payne's Opening Address
Congressman Payne after referring to
the victory of the Republican party over
the Democratic-Populist combination two
years ago said: "Now, our friends, the
enemy, tell us that they have lost all In
terest tn national affairs. They propose to
make a campaign upon State Issues solely.
They evidently fear to face the people on
their national record. Having no decent
record on State affairs, they are willing
to go before the people on thnt issue. We
will meet them on State Issues if they de
sire. We shirk no responsibility. If mis
takes have been made, a Republican exec
utive will be satisfied to correct them. But
we will not permit these matters to over
shadow the paramount national questions
that are before us.
"They say there are no national Issues.
No national Issues? Why, we are to elect
a United States Senator and thirty-four
Representatives In Congress who will deal
with questions as Important as any that
ever received the attention of the national
Congress. The next Congress must deal
With the question of our tariff and Inter
national revenues. Our new possessions
will disturb our tariff revenues. A large
portion of the Increased receipts from the
war revenue bill will become unnecessary.
These matters must all be revised and ex
perience has taught the people by the
severest lessons that this can only be safely
done by the Republican party.
. "The Teller resolution declared that all
our national obligations, both bonds and
greenbacks, were payable In sliver dollars.
Its avowed purpose wan to make depre
dated 16 to 1 silver dollars legal tender In
discharge for national obligations and to
pave the way for unlimited coinage of
these, dollars. This resolution passed the
Senate by a large majority and was de
feated ln the House by the Republicans.
It Is unnecessary to say that the Demo
cratic Senator and every Democratic rep
resentative from New York were recorded
In favor of this proposition, while the Re
publican Senator and every Republican
Representative were recorded against lt.
It Is vain for the Democratic Senator In
the convention which. meets> ln Syracuse
tomorrow, to say that there are no national
Issues Involved. He himself Ida national
Issue ln this election and| we propose to
settle the national Issue In favor of na
tional honor and honest money,"
Mr. Payne recited the events ln connec
tion with the Spanish war, criticising the
Democrats for advancing an Income tax
proposition to raise revenue for war ex
penses, and continued as follows:
"The President knew at the beginning,
as the country now knows, how unpre
pared we were for war. We had a navy
which any nation might envy. Wo had
only) the skeleton of an army. To properly
equip and organize an army of 300,000 men
and to place them In the field In ninety
days la a tremendous undertaking. Mis
takes have undoubtedly been made. Of
ficers and men have o\ - erlooked the neces
sity for sanitary regulations. We would
have gladly postponed the war until the
autumn, but events thrust lt upon us. Men
went from necessity where they were not
acclimated. We realized that the war was
not a picnic but a stern reality. That there
should be suffering and disease, history
had taught ns to expect.
"But when the record of the war Is made
up lt will appear that nrt great army wan
ever organized and equipped so well and
so completely with less privation and less
suffering than our own volunteer army ln
the present war.
"New questions have grown out of the
war. New territory has been acquired.
What shall be done with It? New admin
istrative questions will arise, questions of
revenue, questions of finance, all of which
are disturbed by our responslblltle*. Shall
we adopt a colonial policy? What shall It
be? Whatever is done with these Islands,
we must lift up their semi-barbarous peo
ple toward the level of American citizen
ship. Their government, their civiliza
tion, their education demand the best wis
dom of our ablest statesmen. Shall we
trust their settlement! to those who, two
years ago, were making a crusade against
law and l order, against American credit
and appealing to the lowest motives of
the citizens? Or shall we stand by the nd-
ministration and give to President Mc-
Kinley at the national capltala Senate nnd
a House of Representatives who will aid
him In every endeavor to carry sound sys
tems of government Into those islands of
the sea? This cannot he done, gentlemen,
by losing a Senator here and an Assembly
man there In the State of New York. We
must see to lt that our Democratic Senator
retires to the shades of Troy. We must
have a Republican In hlr, place. We must
have a Republican House. We must see
to lt that we have a Republican executive
In the Empire State. We mtist stand by
the administration In these perilous times
thah are to come, guaranteeing to these Is
lands a stable. Just and equitable govem
ment that will give Cuba a place among
the nations of the earth and to give to
Porto Rico a chance beneath the Ameri
can flag to march up toward Amerlcnn
civilization and become a part of the Am
erican people."
Cheers for McKinley
The mention of President McKtnley's
name was the signal for wild and continu
ous cheering and Delegates Charles A.
Moore of Brooklyn capped the climax by
asking for three cheers, which were given
with a will.
Noon Adjournment
At 1:35 the convention, on motion of J.
S. Fassett, took a recess until 3:30 oclock.
Afternoon Session
When the convention reassembled at 4
oclock the committee on organization re
ported the permanent officers, Including
Senator Horace White of Syracuse for
The committee on credentials reported
that there were no contests, and Senator
White took tho chair. References In his
opening speech to Governor Black and
Senator Piatt provoked tremendous ap
Black Nominated
J. Rider Cady of Hudson, who nominated
Governor Black two years ago, took the
platform to perform the same service
again. Judge Cady finished amid tremend
ous applause, his remarks about Governor
Black's faithfulness to the ticket calling
forth the enthusiasm of the audience.
Dr. Depew's Address
At 4:55 oclock Chauncey M. Depew took
the platform to nominate Theodore Roose
velt. For some minutes Dr. Depew could
not begin his speech for the applause that
ensued. When quiet was restored, he said:
Gentlemen: Not since 1803 has the Repub
i'can party met In convention when the
conditions of tho country were so Interest
ing or so critical. The wildest dream ever
born In the Imagination of the most opti
mistic believer ln our destiny could not
foresee when McKinley was elected two
years ago the onrushlng torrent of events
of the past three months. We are either
to be submerged by this break ln the dykes
erected by Washington about our govern
ment or we are to find by the wise utiliza
tion of the conditions forced upon us how
to be safer and stronger within our old
boundaries, and to add Incalculably to
American enterprise and opportunity by
becoming masters of the sea and entering
, , {Continued on Pace Five.)
Reproduced from Harper* Weekly. By Permission. Copyright, 1898, by Harper & Brothers.
♦ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who yesterday was nominated for the governorship of New York, has gained ♦
♦ an International name for the way iii, which he organized, equipped and took through the Spanish campaign +
v- perhaps the most unique regiment hat has been known in the history of this country. The large portrait of ♦
♦ him which we publish in this Issue c a drawing from a large photograph taken of the colonel by the Harper's ■♦■
♦ Weekly special photographer during the last days of his camp life at Montattk. L. I. It was just as he is ln ♦
♦ this drawing that Colonel Roosev li went through the last, and perhaps not the least Important, eplsod.?' In the ♦
♦ history of this extraordinary reglivnt. Shortly after breakfast one morning Colonel Roosevelt noticed that ♦
♦ orders were being given to his men which had not emanated from him. The different troops were marching out •♦•
t In a body to a little strip of open country near the camp, and before he knew what was taking place he was -f
♦ waited upon by a committee of officers and troopers, who asked him to walk out into a hollow square formed ♦
♦ by his regiment. There he was presented with a bronze statue of a Bronco Buster, and, after the speeches ■♦•
♦ had been made, the eplsodeclosed with an Impromptu reception, during which the entire regiment marched by ♦
4- their colonel In single file, each man shaking him by thti hand. ■♦•
++++++++++++++++++++++++ ♦ ♦♦♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦^
Plans Completed for Coming Home When Orders Are Received
Which Will Take the Regiment to Manilas
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27.(—(Special to The Herald.) "Plans are about complete for the regiment to
start south In three special trains on Friday next," said Adjutant Alfonso of the Seventh regiment tonight.
"I've written my wife I will be home Sunday sure," said Lieutenant Colonel Schreiber.
"We are sick of this and want to be mustered out and go home," said six privates of Company A ln
These expressions summarized the situation in camp at the close of a day that had had as many rumors
as there were tents on the Presidio hillside-
Late ln the evening came the most rousing of them all—that orders to muster out had been ordered
held in abeyance. This went all over camp like a backset prairie fire, yet at 10 oclock Colonel Berry said calmly
that he had heard nothing of any such order, nor had any one else officially.
The day began with decided expressions of revolt among the men. Reports about not going home after
all made them restless. Twenty or thirty privates held a quiet conference early, and ten men were chosen
to call on Senator Perkins. He was chosen because it was felt that Senator White is more, ln sympathy with
the officers, and the story came to the ears of the men that wires were being energetically pulled to send the
regiment to Manila. And there is no doubt that the story Is true.
The ten men went to Perkins' private office ln the Pacific Coast Steamship Company's building, a half
hour's ride from camp. They saw Senator Perkins, and he chinned with them over an hour. Thery told him
that fully 95 per cent of the regiment favored mustering out. He said this was exactly the reverse of informa
tion given him by the officers, and he expressed surprise. The men offered to prove the statement by a poll
of the regiment, If possible. The senator promised to investigate, and designated a Mr. Lloyd, his confiden
tial man, to look into the matter, and promised to wire the result to Washington.
"We are planning to go home," said one captain tonight, "yet we still have the feeling that at the last
moment orders may be changed."
The following dispatch was sent tonight by Senator White:
San Francisco, Sept. 27.—Adjutant General H. C. Cnrbln, Washington, D. C.: Reported de
partment willing Seventh regiment go Manila. Objection mustering out heretofore; made means that
we do not wish this splendid regiment held in doubt. Active service they solicit. If movement to
scenes warfare possible unanimous desire exists that they should be afforded opportunity. I have
Inspected them and believe the Seventh best condition for Manila campaign.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27.—8y the Associated Press.) Orders were received today at the Presidio from
the war department stating that the Seventh California regiment would go to Manila, but that those mem
bers of lt who so desired, and who could show good and sufficient reasons for leaving the service would be dis
charged. This means that fully three-fourths of the men must remain ln the service whether they wish to or
not . -The situation ln the regiment has practically narrowed down to> a contest between the enlisted men on
one side and their officers on the other. Unattracted by the prospect of service ln the Philippines, the pri
vates wlah to be mustered out as soon as possible, while the officers would like to remain in the service.
Enlisted Men vs. Officers
Have Evidently Gone to Work
in Real Earnest
Which If Truthfully Answered Will Definitely Locate Respon"
sibility for the Misconduct- of the War in the Field,
Camp and Hospital
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—The War In
vestigating Commission resumed Its labors
at 10 o'clock in the Lemon building and at
the clcse of the mcrnlng session gave
out a number of documents bearing upon
the work to be undertaken. These com
prise the letter of Secretary Alger to the
President requesting that the Investiga
tion be made; a brief address to the pub
lic, in the shape of a resolution; a letter
from Chairman Dodge to the Secretary of
War. enclosing a list of inquiries to the
Secretary and to the heads of the various
division!) of the War Department, calling
for specific information bearing upon the
conduct of the war.
Resolutions Adopted
The resolutions adopted by the commis
sion were as follows:
"Resolved—First, that the Secretary of
War, the Adjutant-General, the Quarter
master-General, the Commissary-General
and the Surgeon-General be requested to
transmit to this commission all complaints
that have been received by them since
April 1, 1898, touching the conduct of the
"Resolved—Second, that this commission
Invites and is ready and will receive and
oonsider any complaints about the manage
ment of any of the various branches ef the
War Department, from any person or per
sons; that we respectfully request that
such complaints be made tn writing, stat
ing only such facts as the complainant may
know of his own personal knowledge, ad
dressed to the secretary of the commission
at Washington, D. C."
With the letter to the Secretary of War
were enclosed questions. Indicating the
character of Information desired at the
hands of the Surgeon-General, the Quar
termaster-General, the Subslstance De
partment, the Ordnance Department and
the Adjutant-General.
Letter From Alger
The letter of the Secretary of War to the
President, asking for an Investigation, Is
as follows:
"War Department, Washington, D. C,
Sept. 8, 189 S.
"To the President: I have tho honor to
osk that a commission consisting of from
five to seven members of the most dis
tinguished soldiers and civilians that can
be selected, be appointed by you, with full
power to investigate thoroughly every
bureau of the War Department, in connec
tion with tho mustering-in, clothing, sup
plying and arming of troops, transporta
tion, the letting of contracts and charter
ing of vessels, and all expenditures of every
kind, as well as of orders Issued by this de
partment—lndeed, that everything con
nected with the army be thoroughly In
vestigated for your Information.
"(Signed.) R. A. ALGER,
"Secretary of War."
Scope of the Work
The following Is the letter to Secretary
Alger, outlining the scope of the work:
"Office of Commission Appointed by the
President to Investigate the Conduct
of the War with Spain. Lemon Build
ing, Washington, Sept, 27, 1898.
"To the Secretary of War:
Sir—Pursuant to authority conferred
upon us by the President, we have the
honor to request that you direct the Ad
jutant-General, the Quartermaster-Gen
eral, the Commissary-General, the Sur
geon-General, the Chief of Ordnance and
the Chief of Engineers, to furnish us as
soon as practicable Information as to the
condition of their several departments at
the time of the declaration of the war with
Spain and the operation of those depart-,
ments from that time until the present.
. *- tm ==
Twelve Pages
"We desire the Information to include the
following, viz.:
"First—The times and places of the
mobilization of the regular and volunteer
"Second—The organization of these
troops Into the various subdivisions of the
army, the personnel of the brigade, divi
sion, corps and army commands and of
their staffs, whether appointed from the
permanent establishment, from the Na
tional Guard, or from civil life.
"Third—The amount and kind of garri
son equipages and other supplies that were
on hand at the breaking out of the war;
the amounts subsequently purchased, when
and where purchased, when and where de
livered to your department, and when and
where actually delivered to the troops,
"Fourth—Similar information In regard
to furnishing the troops with arms and
"Fifth—Which of the volunteers were
armed and equipped ln the various State
"Sixth—Upon whose recommendation or
Judgment the various general rendevous
were selected and tho reasons for such
"Seventh—Full particulars relative to
the transportation of troops by sea, giving
account of the provision adopted for the
care of the sick and wounded.
"Eighth—An account of the quantity,
quality and kind of food furnished the
troops, and, ln case that any of them failed
of being plentifully and seasonably sup
plied, state the reasons therefor.
"Ninth—As to the proper tentage, beds,
linen, medicines, food and other necessary
equipment and supplies for the use of the
hospital corps of the army. If there was
any lack of these things at any time, state
the reasons therefor."
"Tenth—Whether the medical staff was
efficient and sufSolent at all times, for the
proper care of the sick and wounded, and.
If not, state the reasons therefor.
"Eleventh—Such Information relative
ito the conditions and 1 operations of the
ordnance and engineering departments as
will be of value to us In our Investigations.
"We have outlined briefly a portion, only
of the information we trust you will be
able to give us. It will be satisfactory to
have lt communicated to us In writing or
by the chiefs of the several bureaus In per
son, with the submission of such records
confirming their statements as they may
be pleased to hand us.
"To aid you In complying with this re
quest, there Is submitted herewith a llßt
of special questions, to which, ns far as
possible, answers are desired. Respect
Questions Asked Alger
To Secretary Alger the commission has
addressed six questions for his reply.
1. Plan of campaign proposed Imme
diately after the declaration of war. Was
lt Intended to move at once on Havana or
that the campaign should be postponed
until autumn?
2. When was the Santiago campaign de
termined upon?
3. When was Tampa selected as the base
of operations?
4. Why were summer camps organized
at Fernandlna, Jacksonville and Tampa?
5. Why was the Porto Rico campaign de
termined upon?
6. Why were the troops held on trans
ports after embarking at Tampa and not
permitted to sail for several days?
Medical Department
Tho seventeen questions addressed to the
medical department are:
I.—What was the organisation of the

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