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THDB ADVOCATE. Wit ORSEBFHUT FDBUHH ALL . dUBP NKWH NOTES FROM . ALL ' MOKON8. ig&ffe. APVEHtwinm OCR OOLVMW8, TRY IT. V'! - ??? VOLUME XII. CHARLESTON, WEST GINIA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1., 1912 PSi 's IVominee Qh^i Review of the Republican National Convention at Oliicago, liayiiig Bare the Disgraceful Methpds by Wiidi the Will of the Majority of the Republican Party Wan Ignored and Taft ami Sherman Illegally - K<wM'ld to Lead the Party to Defeat. vt .. ; x\>: |n hiB speech before the National Progressive party state convention here Tuesday .William Seymour Ed / wards, who succeeded .United States Senator Nathan' Bay Scott as Republi - can Committeeman from West Virgin la' said:" ? "I do not fear to speak what I think. I do not fear to act as I thiwk and - therefore when I declare to you . that < ; the only, regufar nominee and candi - . date of the Republicans of West Vir ginia for the great position of Presi dent of the United States is and can be no other than *?ieodore Roose , . ' velt." - .. Col. Edwards declared that he was in favor of the endorsement of Dr. H. D. Hatfield, the regular Republi can tiomtnee for governor, and all other Republican candidates nominat ed in the state-wide primary on June 4. This declaration by Col. Edwards was received with loud applause and showed that the sentiment of the del egates was decidedly in favor of this action. Col. Edwards spoke in part as fol lows: < f "On or about thQ 17th day of Feb ruary,- 1912, the Republican State Committee of West Virginia issued a cajl for a State Convention to be held in " the city of Huntington, upon the 16th day of May, 1912. This call de clared the convention to be convened for the purpose of electing six dele-y gat'es-at-large and six alternates-at-i large to the National Republican con vention, to be held upon the 18th day of the succeeding, month of June, in Chicago, 111,, throe Presidential elec tors and two judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals, who should all be voted for in the November election -foH^wlng. nvr \ ^ v "The call was regular and in due form. In one particular it was pecu liar A arid unprecedented ? to-wit: It required the Republican voters of the State to meet together in mass con tention in every magisterial district in the State and in and from those county mass conventions to send del egates direct to the State convention at iHurJI ington. The call ignored comity and Congressional district lines; it~~ required the Republican vot ers Of "the entire tate to assemble in nearly four hundred county district mass conventions and themselves then / and there choose delegates who should go up direct to the final State con vention. The call was almost revo lutionary in its provisions wherein it attempted to assure a State conven tion composed of delegates fresh and direct from the people 'and who should, consequently, be ablp to re flect and express with the highest exactness the sentiment and prefer ence Of the Republican voters of the State. To all intents and purposes, the call provided a method which should be as conclusive in determin ing the will of the Republican voters of the State, as would have been a state-wide primary. Free Expression Given. "It is known that throughout the State, In these many county district mass conventions, the Republican vo ters met together in greatest harmony and gave free and direct expression of their sentiment regarding the ac tion of the several Congressional dis trict and State conventions, subse quently to be held. These county dis trict mass conventions of the Repub lican voters revealed two things ? first, that the voters stood almost solidly for the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt as candidate for President of the United States, and second, that they were against all men and meas ures , savoring of opposition to what are universally known as 'the Roose velt Progressive Policies.' "When the several Congressional district conventions met upon the 15th day of May, and chose each their elec tors and their delegates and alter f nates to the National Republican con vention at .Chicago, they, with ex traordinary unanimity, instructed their delegates and alternates to sup port the candidacy of Theodore Roose velt; and, furthermore, either elected delegates and alternates favorable to the selection of William Seymour Ed wards as a member of the Republican Najtlonial Committee for Wfest Vir ginia, or, as In the III., IV. and V, Congressional districts instructed di rectly for him. Wjien the State convention met at v., HUntlngtdta the following dtfy, May 1 ? ? j "i , ' \ '?'?'V' ?' * . r ' '( "? ? ? - r ? ? ? v ? r* lath, the sentiment of. the delegates spoke with similar emphasis, and six deiegates-at-large and six alternates-at large were chosen, and Instructed to support the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt for nomination for Presi dent of the United States, 'First, last and all the time,' and, unanimous in structions were given these delegates to declare William Seymour Edwards member of the Republican National Committee for West Virginia. For Roosevelt and Edwards. Thus all the delegates and alter nates to the Republican National con vention, selected by Congressional district conventions and by the State; convention, were instructed for Theo-! dore Roosevelt and for Wiliam Sey-i I our Edwards, and- it i8 to be - pre sumed that this action of these con ventions, unanimous in> ?every - in stance, reflected an equally positive (sentiment upon the part of the Re publican voters behind them. "In the case of the three electors chosen by the State convention at! Huntington, and .the five electors chosen, one each, by the respective Congressional district conventions, the sentiment revealed in selecting them was equally pronounced, for not only were they selected at Huntington' by a convention dominated by the Roose velt sentiment (732 Roosevelt dele gates to 161 Taft delegates), but they were chosen from among men known and proved to be sincere and true sup porters of Progressive Roosevelt poli-l cles, and whom it was deemed neither craft nor graft could seduce or de tach from the cause of the plain peo-| Pie, for which th<?, Roosevelt candi-! dacy then stood and yet stands to (day. Aud all- of whom, it was believ ed,, would. DarfQnu their, fv?UL duties! under the constitution. " ? SJW In all of these Congressional dis trict and state conventions the pro ceedings were regular, unchallenged and conclusive? they were thoroughly representative of the sentiment and will of the sovereign Republican vo ters of the State. At a subsequent date, on the 4th I day of July, 1012, pursuant to duo call of the Republican State Commit | tee, a state-wide primary was held I in which, State, Congressional nomi nees and .county delgates- for the Legislature, (House of Delegates .and Senate), were duly chosen by the Re-1 publican electorate of the State. Thus, we have before us "today, eight Presidential electors ,a full! State ticket, futf Congressional ticket and full county 'tickets, which the Re publican voters of the State will vote upon at the elections to be held upon the second Tuesday of November next. Obeying the instructions originally emanating from the people in their county district mass conventions, and transmitted through their Congress ional district and State conventions to their delegates to Chicago, those delegates remained true to the indi cated will of the sovereign voters, performing loyally and consistently 'those high duties with which theV | were charged. Commands to Delegates. Two coiVimaiicls had been laid upon these delegates: (t) To support the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt, and the policies of the Square Deal for which he stands, and (2) To formerly elect the already chosen National Committeemen, there tofore instructed for by the Republi can voters of the State. It is a matter well known, how faithfully &nd fearlessly your delegates carried out these commands; how in (he National convention, and out of It, your delegates stood to a man for in tegrity, for honor and for fair-play. How they stood like a rock of ada mant against dishonesty, high-hand ed steam-roller tactics, corrupt and corrupting use of upboic patronage, henious prostitution of place and pow er. How they opposed unfalteringly the unconscionable and unscrupulous methods employed by am already dis credited and expiring majority of the Republican National Committee, In seating partisan contestants who were neither morally nor legally entitled to seats upon the floor of the conven tion, whereby was made up a dis honest. temporary roll. (Continued on Page Six.) Grand Lodge of Virginia Cut Of \ T . . . \ . ^ *4. t . ' ? Supreme Chancellor Su8p?:|a<lH Virginia Pythian Grand Lodge, ? Which Cliargea Corruption Anions Officers. New Orleans, La., July 26. ? By a proclamation issued here today, Su preme Chancellor S. W. Green of the Knights of Pythias h&s suspended the Grand Lodge of Virginia because of its adoption and publication of state ments which he saVs are unwarrant ed, untrue, revolutionary and with no good intent. The statement which brought about the rupture between the Supreme Chancellor and ithe Virginia Grand Lodge accuses the Supreme Lodge of ficers of misappropriation of funds and ?ross mismanagement of the funds of 'the Order. An investigation is de manded and Virginia pledges herself to furnish $1,000 of the expense to ac complish this purpose. Green charges his accusers with failure to pay the lawful taxes im posed upon them and with openly de fying the mandates of the Supreme Lodge not only in the present occa sion buit also in the past. It has been known in Pythian circles for years that Grand Chancellor John Mitchell, i of Virginia, was not in accord with the I present administration nor with that preceding it. He made a futile effort at the Kansas City convention, three years ago, to wrest the control from the present holders, but was -decisive ly defeated. Another attempt was made at the Indianapolis meeting, last year, and his candidate failed to make as much headway as was gained at the meeting two years before. Thwarted ambition is generally sup posed to be the motive actuating i Mitchell in taking this radical step, and iu is believed by many that he will ally himself with .the Eastern and I Western branch of the Order where j he would have a broader field for his! ambitious projects. ? .? Nation's Capital INTERESTED IN MOVEMENT TO MAKE MASON iVlEKNAL KEV E X U E COLLECTOR . Odd Fellows' Slate Expected to (?o Through Without n ?Cr?ck- ? lli 11% Prqi*ares to Ladle Out. "Pap/' ? Dudley Adds a Few Links to Chain of Theatres. ( liy It. \W . Thompson.) ? Washington, D. C.f July 3 a.? ' Pres sure has been brought to bear upou President Taft this week by promi nent men of both races to have Dr. Ulysses G. Mason, a well-known prac ticing physician of Birmingham, Ala., named as Collector of Internal Reve nue for the northern district of Ala bama, to succeed Joseph O. Thompson, removed for alleged "pernicious ac tivity." James T. Peterson, another colored man who has given the regular Republican organization excellent ser vice in the state, is also mentioned in connection with the place. It is said .that the Alabama organization has recommended S. T. Wright, a white mam, of Fayette.4 Senator Johnson, a Democrat, is opposed to the appoint ment of a Negro to the place, and claims that the nomination of a mem ber of the rave would be unsatisfactory to the people of the State. At this writing, the President has the matter under advisement. * # * W. L. Houston, former grand mas ter and now associate justice of the Supreme Court of the O. U. O. of O. F., is certain to be elected Grand Sec retary at the 16th B. M. C., which meets in Atlanta in September. J. C. Noedham, the present incumbent, has decided not. to offer for another term, and will doubtless bo provided for elsewhere, in a position where the du ties arc less arduous. The election of 15. J. Davis for grand master is prac tically assured. H. P. Slaughter will "come back ' as editor of the Odd Fel , lows' Journal, but it is likely that 1hc paper will be broadened out Into a general newspaper, looking after the interests of the order hi connection | with all of the other live activities of (Continued on Page Five.) I>I SOUfcSRS^KOiniKM: OF BRING ING THB^OHOOLS DOWN TO ie President's Address \ . . ' Points Out ^ffectiv I Work IKMngj Done in 0tyl Dominion on Pfljrt df| Colored people to- Improve Public \ Klenil'nt^ Schools. * c?:| Chattanooga, Teftn., July 28 ? With a bijpmass meeting .at the city auditQmun, where many* of the leaders fin Negro Education throughout $he country delivered addresses, tKc National Education* al Association brought its ninth an nual session to a close Sunday July 28th. Delegates from twenty States, re p resen tingle very phase of Negro Education, wen- present and lent much zest $o the gatherings with the story of iiew and helpful meth ods tried in the various states And communities^ ; VWt VTCKrn One vitao problem throughout the convention was that of bring ing the school down to the life of the masses off . the people. The su perintendcnt| of the city schools' of Chattanooga- pointed out that more that two-thipds of the pupils left school before they reached the eighth grade. They had no trade, 110 particular instruction " as to economy, sanatation and the com mon every day problems of life. "The education of the Negro in the South/' said Henry L. Keith, supervisor of manual training for colored schools of Nashville, should be from thd point of view of the taxpayer. Here in the South there should be a half day of work and a half day of .Btudy. It would be easy , for thlft*ehange to be made, considering the .. uselessness of a great part of the matter now taught in our pilblic schools/' Another very vital problem was that advanced by President John sail of Petersburg, Va. It was dif ficult he said, to expect a teacher 011 a small salary to go to summer school, to take vacation or improve himself. At the very time the teacher need money it is not coming in. This problem has * been suc cessfully handled by Chattanooga and a few other parties, which pay the teachers either part or whole salary during the month they are away atendiug summer schools. President's Annual Address. One of the main, features in the discussion of school problems was President W. T. B. Williams an nual address. The President's subject was, ''What the. Negro should do for his own Education" "Our first duty," said President Williams, and greatest opportunity lies in the field of public educa tion. Our first fight must be ef fect for primary and grammar school within reach of every col ored child iu this country. "Virginia," lie said, furnishes an example of constructive effort on the part of the colored people to improve the public elementary' schools for their race. The follow ing report covering the year 1911 12 is given out by the Department of Education for the State: Jeanes supervisors were employed in 18 counties there were 469 colored schools: 299 of these school were visited by the Jeanes supervisors; 121 of the 299 schools visited leng thened their terms from 1 to 2 months; the average term was 6 months ; 9 new schoolhouses were built costing $5,200 not including .labor given by the colored patrons; 1 12 buildings were enlarged; 09 i buildings were whitewashed; <}>7 sanitary outhouses were built; '548 .school leagues were operated; 102 J schools adopted the use of individ ual drinking cups; and the colored people gave toward all these pur poses, over and above their labor $13,744.10. For the other 82 counties of the state we have no official record. Put in most of the counties something of the same sort of work was done. And what is beig done in counties in Virginia 1 is similar to the work of colored ' "people iu behalf of public educa !i tion in certain counties of prac | ticallv every Southern state. In Harbour county, Alabama, for (Continuod on page six) The Negro Race Has Contributed Largely To (lie Culture of the Ancient ami Modern World, Says l>r. DuBoIn in Lecture to Students of Summer School at l>urlutjn, Nortli -Carolina. Durham, N. C., July 29. ? Dt. Jesse Johnson, an eminent authority on Church History and Apologetics, of Xenia, Ohio, is the- principal Bpeakar for this week at the National Relig ious Training School, this city. Mr. Edward Brigham, the- famed dramat ist, of New York, gave a recital Mon day night. Among the prominent speakers for next week is Dr. D. Webster Davis, the widely known lec turer, of Richmond, Va. That the Negro race has contribu ted largely to the culture of the an cient and modern world, and, that the ' ' I ^so-called curse -of the Negro race is purely a theological argument' based on a narrow interpretation of Hebrew history, long since given up by intel ligent men were among the strong statements made by Dr. W. E. B. Dtu Bois, last Wednesday night, in making a. summary of the series of lectures that he has been making at this in stitution on the Negro race. He ably impressed upon his large and repre sentative audience, that physical in feriority is no way indicated by the color of the skin and that the doc trine gives absolutely no proof to .the assumption* of the inferiority of the Negro folk. ? Dr. DuBois, who has the distinction of being one of the world's most reputable socialogists and schol ars and an eminent authority on the history of the Negro race, presented some remarkable facts in sustaining n is asertion that the race problem is only a few centuries bid. The hun dreds of t characters of Negroid des cent, who have been potent factors In the culture of the world, and pro duced most excellent results that can be seen in the present day civilization are strong evidences of their contri bution to man's happiness, he * ex claimed, were Negroes, but when these facts were compiled there was no ra co prptyem, .w^ .tb^e racial M^ntity. of these' med wejj^ not takGji into con- " sideration, but only thejd achieve ments. As an evidence of the Ne gro's ability to become a vital factor in the civilization of tlvQ world, lie said that in every European country the Negro had distinguished himself. The speaker was quite optimistic about the final Results of the activities in Africa and asserted that "Africa for the Africans" would be the con summation of the efforts of the na tions now taking a slice of the Afri can's home. SUFFRAGISTS ACTIVE IN OHIO Columbus, O., Aug. 2 ? Belva A. Lockwood, tho noted equal rights ?advocate >ankl lonJ>tLmte candidate for President of the United States, wa? the guest of honor here today at a State-wide picnic given under the auspices of the Ohio Woman Taxpayers' League. The demonstra tion was a feature of the active cam paign that is being waged through out Ohio in behalf of the proposed woman suffrage amendment to the State constitution, which is to be (Voted on next month. C V X A I >1 A X HEX LEY (>l?E \S St. Catharines, Ont., Aug. 2.? -The annual regatta of the Canadian As sociation of -Amateur Oarsmen, popu,. larly known 'as the Canadian Hen ley, opened here today with the prom ise of going on record as the most successful regatta in the history of the association. The entry list this year is of an unusually high clasa. The proximity in dates has served to keep the Winnipeg and other west ern -oarsmen away, but the East, the Maritime provinces) and the United States have more representatives here ;than ever before. The regatta pro gram covers two days and provides for all of the customary events, from single sculls to the eight-oared races. Alfred ScalHon of Halifax, the ama teur sculling champion of the Mari time provinces, is reckoned a strong contender for the senior sculling championship. Dave Regan of Buf falo, who last year showed himself to be one of the strongest oarsmen on the continent, is entered in the in teermediats. Other well known in dividual oarsmen u:?d crews are here from Montreal, Ottawa. Toronto, Hamilton, Detroit and several other points. MUSICAL FESTIVAL. AT PULUTH Duluth, Minn., Aug. 2 ? A mam moth musical festival under the auspices of the Michigan-Minnesota United Singers' Association opened here to-day with a largo attendance of visitors. 'A. program of concerts and competitions extending over Saturday and Sunday has been pro pared for the festival. /> "Bull Moose" | Party Forms PARTY OF THE TAFT BRAND LS RKPU UI ATE I) BY FORMER , H?U PPORTEEKS - ' Delegates Arc Named A ' ' ^ . V ' : .1 And Machinery Set in Motion to Place West Virginia in the Column of Progressive States Opposed to Utile of the Bosses. \ r *' Delegates selected to the National] Progressive Party convention at Chi cago, August 5: First District ? Andrew Stone*, Mar-| ion county, E. E. Weimer, Lewis county. Second ? S. N. Moore, Mineral; W. C. Bond, Tucker. Third ? William . McKell, Ifayette; Dr. J. E. Robins, Kanawha. Fourth ? Walter S>. Sugden,. Tyler; Charles D. Elliott, W(ood. Fifth ? D. J. F. Strother, McDowell; Fred W. Pearce, Putnam. Delegates-at-Large ? D. B. Smith, Cabell county; C. A., Sweartaigen, Wood; S. G. Smith, Ohio; Dr. O. B. Befcr, Upshur; Dr. J. P. Fltcli, Mon ongalia; E. G. Pierson, Fa3'ette, and John C. Gilmer, Kanawha. Men who have been prominent in the councils of the Republican party in West Virginia for a score of years and who in the past have liberally contributed to the successive victories of that party Tuesday stood in con vention and in direct and -emphatic statement repudiated the Republican non\inees for president and vice-pres ident. William Howard Taft and James Schoolcraft Sherman, regular nomi nees of the Chicago national conven tion, were declared to have received their nominations in a convention tainted with fraud and Theodore Roosevelt was accjaimefl "In equity ?n nd morally" to be th'? -/regular nom inee of that convention. While no .definite action was taken regarding the endorsement of the Re publican state and county tickets, this being deferred until after the Chicago convention the sentiment among the six or seven hundred delegates in at tendance was that all the Republican candidates in the state who desired the endorsement of the Third party would be endorsed and their names would be placed on the Progressive ticket, while those who refused the endorsement of the Progressive party would have their places filled by oth er nominees. The matter -will be left up to. the state committee and there appears to be little question but that this will be done. The mention of the> name of Dr. Hatfield, the Republican nomi nee for governor by Col. Edwards in his address, provoked loud applause and evidenced the fact tjiat the dele gates were enthusiastic in their sup port of Dr. Hatfield. The revolt of the Republican pro gressives in Wfest Virginia at a regu larly called convention of the National Progressive party was led by no less a personage than Colonel William Seymour Edwards, recently elected as the successor of Nathan Bay Scott on i he Republican National Committee. Without fear of reprisal from his as sociates on the national committee and even defying the "star chamber com mittee of the national committee" as he termed it, to do their worse, the new national committeeman declared that he was responsible to the Re publican voters of the state who In structed the delegation to elect htm because "they might feel sure that their member of the committee lives in West Virginia and not in Wash ington or Colorado." Being responsible to the voters of the state, Colonel Edwards insisted that he would be nothing less than a coward if he now refused to stand for those same principles, which he advo cated when the people of the state tendered him their endorsement. Without fear and without quibble he shattered the hopen of those who be lieved the new national committee men, whipped at Chicago by Penrose, Barnes and Crane, would eventually throw Iris support to the Taft side. The convention was largely atten<h ed almost every section of thq state being represented. S. G. Smith, cf Ohio county, was the temporary and permanent chairman of the conven-i tion. On motion the sixteen delegates to the Republican national convention nt | (Continued on page six) lEFT AjfJi TO Tl t ? ? Aged Oregon Mau Boqaeytthn Property to Education of Colored Vonth*. r ? ? s ^-7? ' Fall City,;- Ore., July. Starr, a wealthy ploD^ ir ,U of paralyse. ? nrl linmnio^j' ??..?? t vi'jkl?*" Only forolt ^ ? r ? " w and uniriarrled and relative,' a nephew in' Starr iett. a w'' '.fcjaviug all o* ( j/prop^rty .to Bf ; T. Waahl the Tuskegc Institute, ^ benefit of tr Vacation of colored pie. He ^ a member of ih? Method' ^juroh. i? ?i<p ' 'ni. 'y'f; FliO o ti r. men s^iNTO TWO- OO: -<?? ' . " / ' ' T '? * 'v V / ? <?>. , r"* T~T> .; ft, i^V, Jacksonville, Fl*., July 27 and colored; tactions of tHe $ party W FfertclEa, met in separate c vent ions today, and each chose <> half the number of t be State's <fe gat?s to ilre Chicago cbnrentto^^ white branch met at Ocala and colored men at St. Augustine,.-, The split was a friendly onei rate meetings having' been <!> * ? upon to keep down feuds incinen^ t? past "mixed*' conventions. The white caucus intended to n a State ticket which would Sncltii several Democrats, according to greasive party leaders. vt P SOUTHENEKS WAGE FIGULT wM ? ' To Oust Negro Assistant Attoniey-'^ General From Bar Association. - ? ? ' ? Savannah, Ga., July 31.? Souther A, members of the American Bar AMOrri? . ciation are preparing to wage a stren^" uous ngh't at the annual convention of it he association, which mec^v Milwaukee August ..7., to unseat*^! liam H. .Lewis, the Negro asaistai attorn-ey-general of the United St&U George Whitlock, of Baltimore, .ai. Edward Farrar, of New Orleans, ai^ leading the fight tto unseat the Negrd# George W. Wickersham Is leading ttie* fight to keep him in the association The line of battle has not yet beea. L, ? xjju determined, but the Southern memt|era^ will bring every possible pressure tot bear (to carry their point. It has been! suggested that in the event the gro is not barred the Southern npiem^v bers will be forced to withdraw fr< the association. ' ;!?$ . av'ItcBs ^ . ? . -,i, RECEPTION TO HOI Mi HON .v'gB Montreal, Aug. 3.- ? Montreal -JpL planning for a groat felcome to Hodgson, the young Canadian swtfflgJ mer who distinguish^ id himself by-;, breaking several records in the reeenj^'* Olympic games in Stockholm. Hodg^y son sails from Liverpool today andvift^ expected to arrive in Montreael ncbi# ? Saturday. A public reception will;* be tendered him and a dinner* wiU tj&; given in his honor by the Montreal amateur athletic association. . ':'pm ? tM>, ' CHECKER EXPERTS TO CONTENT Cedar Point, Q.t~ Aug 3V? -Many noted experts at the ancient gaitte' of checkers are rounding up h$re fbrX the second annual tournament tor \ the American checker championship The leading players of the count^^-'L are entered and the greatest checker; battle of all times is In prospect.,; The notable names on the entry include those of Jth? present America** f champion, Newell W. Banks of ,troit, the great Heffner, of JBo&ton, Fishbourne, the Southern champion. Ketchum and Drouillard of ? Sail Francisco, DeOrio of Chicago, HeBH derson of Pittsburgh, Herr of But?) falo and Alfred Jordan of Toledo*;, who holds the championship of land and Scotland. , ^ t i( ?&? NEW ENGLAND TOWN'S. . ?V 200TH BIRTH0A Fembroke, Mass., Aug. 3. historic New England town, layg'claim to the distinction of being the first town in th-ei colonies that publicly rebelled against the Brltlah^ crown, is preparing to begin tdfeoKPre row a we,;k of celebration in hond*f of the 200th anniversary of iU corporation. The celebration will be? ushered in with anniversary exeif' cises in all the churches. Parade#* athletic sports, historical exercisss and family reunions will fill In tt%6 remainder of the woek. ^ _? ? ?: -m fiOUISIANA PROGRESS! VBS. ^ New Orleans, I, a., Aug. 2? Fol-.^':;! lowers of Roosevelt among the ReK'^ publicans of I/ouislana held a State convention here today for the aelee* ^ tion of delegates to the National ^ Progressive party convention at CliK cago next week. GIBBONS FOR HIGH MOBBfeW L?oonardtown, Mr., Aag. 2 ? A bttVv^ tcr campaign closed in St. Mary'* county today, preparatory to the holding of a special election tomor*; ?3 row to decide whether the liquor H-v > cense rate shall be raised, to $300, ' The high license advocate# are ftdent they will win. the election. Their cause has been conslderal strengthened by the active sui of Cardinal Glbbona and the clergy.