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The President passed a quiet but some
what anxious day, for he was not advised
until late In the afternoon that the man
agers had concluded to defer the nomi
nation until to-morrow. Up to that point
he was kept fully informed, by his trusted
friends and supporters. Although he has
no anxiety as to the results, yet he would
have felt better to be relieved of the men
tal strain which naturally accompanies
postponements and delays. With the ad
ditional telegraphic and: telephonic equip
ment in the executive mansion he has
every facility for obtaining the news al
mostMnstantaneously from the conyen-'
tion. ' : . ' . .- ,
•In the early part of the day. the Presl-f
dent was occupied in consultation . .with
Secretary. Hay, Secretary. Root and Rear
Admiral .Crowninshield over/ the Chinese
situation.; About ; liyich . time Secretary
Wilson; 1 , who has .just returned from a
trip to LKansas ; in connection with : the
'Agricultural Department called and spent
an hour with his chief. Together they
read ' numerous but ' rather uninteresting
bulletins frpm the convention, which con-"
tinued to pour in from' various -sources. 1
Secretary Wilson gave ,the , President as-;
surances that the sentiment ; in the West
was '. most gratlfyingito : Republican . pros-,
pec ts and j remarked that \ Iowa - would roll
up "the" largest majority, in its "history for.
the Republican ticket, regardless : of .'the
man selected' 'for 'second, place on the
ticket. ;..'." >v _ ; -,; ,-. /..> _ • r "2ji»t$ijiilS32|
When it 'was ascertained that the con-
vention had adjourned without proceeding
with the nominations, the President and
Mrs.- McKinley went out for a drive after
having called oft. the. preparations for. the
reception of the Canton delegation.
, Neither, the President: nor any of the
members of his Cabinet would discuss to
night the significance of the action of the
convention to-day. They now regard
Roosevelt's nomination for Vice President
as Inevitable. , •,-¦-¦ - '' t
Vice Presidency Resolves It
self. In t'9 a One- Man
' Affair -
¦ PHILADELPHIA, June 20.— A canvass
of the different State delegations regard-
Ing the situation indicates that there is no
man who can compete, with Roosevelt for
the nomination." He' is the first choice of
nearly every delegation, and as Dolliver,
the; strongest candidate after Roosevelt,
has said that he will not allow his name
to 5 go before , the convention- as a. candi
date? provided • Roosevelt- will; accept the
place," I v is practically a : one- man affalf; :
Eliminating from the question,
the: canvass, shows that' the only candi
dates • are > Dolliver, Lone and Woodruff.
although the latter has few promises of
support outside of. his own delegation.
A number of , the Colorado delegates
called upon the. Massachusetts delegation
to-night and proposed that If the Massa
chusetts delegates would propose the
amendment to the rules suggested by
Senator Quay they would support Secre
tary Long for the Vice Presidential nom
ination. 'The offer was declined. A dele
gate from Colorado, however, said to
night that if Roosevelt's name were
placed before the delegates to-morrow for
Vice President the delegation would sup
port him. | Roosevelt, he said, was very
strong throughoufthe coal counties, arid,"
In fact. -the whole State, and would poll
10,000 more votes for the national and
State I ticket than any other Vice' Presi
dential candidate now in the field.
The Oklahoma delegation is a unit on
the ."Olce Presidency. If. however, Roose
velt's name dees not come up the delega
tion, will be divided between Dolliver and-
Woodruff. The delegates say they will be
guided by what Kansas does.
The fight In the Texas ! delegation for
commltteeman* was settled this evening
by, the election of R. B. Hawley of Gal
veston. E. H. R. Green will be a candi
date ¦ for re-election Jo the chairmanship
of ' the Republican State Executive Com
mttteeJ- TheTexans will support Roose
velt for Vice President,* but- if he is not
placed before the convention the delega
tion, so some ol ' the delegates say. will
divide its support between the Massachu
setts' and Iowa candidates. 2
Delegate Tyler Worden of Montana said
to-night that his State was for a Western
man, Tripp preferred, if Roosevelt did not
run. When told that Tripp would decline
in all probability he aaid they would go
for Dolliver. If New Tork would agree,
on some other man than Woodruff they
would support him as a matter of expedi
ency, but they would not accept the can
didacy of Mr. Woodruff.
"We are solid for Roosevelt," Bald
Chairman Burton of the Kansas delega
tion. "He will be nominated, he will ac
cept and he will be the next Vice Presi
dent of this country. We told him yester
day that we thought he should make the
race and naturally after that we could da
nothing else but vote for htm."
Although Chairman Burton was confi
dent that the delegation would vote for
Roosevelt, several members announced
that they preferred Dolliver, but that they
would give up their preference if Roose
velt would run. The Indorsement of Wood
ruff cut no figure with this delegation,
and theyjsald th,ey would not accept him
under any circumstances.
German Papers Comment.
BERLIX. June 20.— The National
Zeltung. commenting upor» the proceed
ings of the Republican National Conven
tion at Philadelphia, refers to Mr. Wol
cott's expression of sympathy for the
Boers In his speech at the opening of the
convention as "singular, after the Repub
lican administration had refused Amer
ican support to the Boers." It adds:
"Presumably this was a political man
euver designed to take the wind out of tn<»
sails of the Democratic party."
; Dr. Pardee, Judge Van Fleet' and Kdgar
Pcixotto each made remarks. After the
reception at the Harr!son Club Sheriff
Crow invited all the ladles of the delega
tion to supper at the Bellevue Hotel.
Jollification Postponed Be-
cause of the Delay in
Special Dispatch to The Call. ; •
" WASHINGTON, June 20.— The action of
the Philadelphia- convention to-day in
| postponing the nomination
upset the plans which had been arranged
for the delegation of President McKin
ley's neighbors from Canton to have a
little neighborly rejoicing at the White
House. . It was supposed that President
McKinley would be . renominated ' to-day
and a Canton party, headed by Mr. Bar
ber, brother of Mrs. McKinley, now In
: Philadelphia, would, as soon as the action
of ; the convention was announced* take a
special train and hasten to Washington,
and thus bo among the first to tender per
sonal congratulations to their distin
guished friend and neighbor. A reception
was arranged to take place. in the White
House at . S , o'clock, and a band of I music
and light refreshments were to form part
of u the .programme. The reception has
¦been postponed until to-morrow, when th«*
original programme will ¦ be carried ¦ out.
Roosevelt Expresses to Them
a Desire to Visit San .
Ej>eclal IMrpatrh to The Call.
Early this morning. Just as the Califor
nians were assembling, the delegation
from Massachusetts cailed In a body. The
Bay State delegates were received cor
dially. Michael J. Murray of Co.iton made
an excellent speech, eulogizing California
and Californians, and then went into an
advocacy of the candidacy of Secretary
cf ihe Navy John Ij. Long. Dr. Pardee
made n happy response and Fa:d that if
Secretary Long should receive the nom
ination it would certainly 1^0 an excellent
selection., Ayer a fow more pleasantries
the gentlemen departed. -
H. G. Kond cf San Jose, delegate from
the Fifth, was suggested by California
for honorary vice chairman of the" con
vention, each State baring such a selec
tion. "
Tlic COrf^V.on hnd previously provided
a eolid gold badge similar in design to
tho one worn by the California delegates.
It was decided .to aj>r>o;at a committee of
zlx to proceed to "Washington after the
convention to present this gold badge to
President McKinley. Those appointed on
She committee are Rov.ell, Grant, Par-
dee. Powers, Wilson and Arnold. M. A.
Gunst was appointed, but on account of
his engagement In New York could not
accept. ,
The delegation went out to the conven
tion hall and remained through the ses
sion. The evening was spent In return-
Ing social visits. A large number of del
egates went first to the West Virginia
headquarters. C S. Grant was the center
of attraction by reason of his remarkable
resemblance to his illustrious father. The
Callfcrnlans returned the call of the Mas.
sachuBetts delegation. Dr. Pardee and
Dr. Rowell made happy speeches. Ohio
was next visited and then the delegation
called on Governor Roosevelt. The Gov
ernor was cordial In his greeting and ex
pressed a hearty desire to visit San Fran
cisco and hoped he would be assigned to
make a few speeches on the Pacific Coast
this campaign.
The delegation then proceeded to the
Harrison Club. This Is known In Phila
delphia as- Sheriff Crow's club. The Sher
iff has been most kind and a great recep
tion was in store for the delegation. A
sumptuous spread, a flow of champagne
and a. vaudeville show followed. •
The Kentucky delegation also was on
hand; led by Governor Taylor. The Gov
ernor made a speech and was followed by
United States Senator de Boe, Judge Den
ny. General ' Collier and ex-Congressman
Davis. When Judge Denny's name was
called the enthusiasm was great and on
Inquiry by some innocent Californians
as to the cause a Kcntucklan. replied: '»¦,
"He has killed five men, but was Justi
fied in each instance."^' .- >
would create great enthusiasm.* £
Plans 'for" the 'Nomination. "
" There was a conference in Senator
Hanna's room to-night in which many
close friends of ahe administration took
part. It was understood that Roosevelt
was to* be nominated.^and It '.was 'only a
question. of how, it" was to be. done, wheth-
PHILADELPHIA,- June.\20.-Senafdr
'Hanna's announcement in favor *of
Roosevelt to-nigtat was made after
a long consultation with many lead
ers of the partyi He called all ..the
newspapermen into, erne of : the ' rooms,
where- the consultations had taken place
and read Mt from manuscript. •
Just before the statement was given out
Chairman Odell of New York spent a few
minutes in the room, and when he came
out said:' . . •
"The whole matter got Into a snarl arid
was left to' Senator Hanna to arbitrate
and v his decision, is that the Vice Presi
dency should go to New York and Roose
velt will be nominated."'
The programme Is to have Iowa with
draw Dolliver and nominate Roosevelt.
Massachusetts , will withdraw Long and
second the nomination. Probably other
States with candidates will foliow suit.
This will enable the convention to finish
Its business and adjourn to-morrow.
Lafayette Young, who has been cham
pioning the candidacy of Representative
Dolliver, said that no other name than
that of Roosevelt would be presented.
"I understand that Mr. Hanna will pre
sent Governor Roosevelt," he said, "and
if that be true, it Is useless to name any
other man, ap,d Roosevelt will-be npmin
ated by ;acclamation:'_' ,' ;.. .. . *.;. £¦}
In connection' with the position of Mr.
Dolliver, it Is probable that he will^sit as
a delegate, fit the "schYnie* goes through,
when the roll Is 'called' for the nomination
of- Vice . President.. Alabama,, the first
£tate. will yield- to Iowa,- and- Dolliver- will
nominate Roosevelt. This, it is believed,
Governor Roosevelt for Vice President b>
acclamation. Mr. Dolliver authorized the
following- statement:
"My candidacy has been wholly unso
licited. . I; have not up to this moment
spoken • one , word seeking the nomination
to even a- member of my own delegation.
To-night. Mr. Long, Mr. Scott and myself
placed our candidates in Mr. Hanna's
hands • to dispose . of as he saw " fit. It
¦was agreed that our names would not be
presented to the convention, and upon my
request Lafe Young of my State will place
Mr. Roosevelt's name In nomination In
behalf of the nation. I believe that the
name of Governor Roosevelt on the ticket
will give it greater strength and enthu
siasm than the name of any other man la
Contrary to expectations. Governor
Roosevelt appeared at his headquarters*
about 9 o'clock and the first thins he did
was to absolutely deny the story that Mr.
Platt had thn-atened him with defeat as
a Gubernatorial candidate if he refused
the Vice Presidential nomination.
' "The story Is an unqualified falsehood,
without the shadow of foundation," ho
said. VV' t
He had not been in his room long before
delegations from California and Maryland
called to assure him of support, and he
did not express to them any sorrow over
the result. Later a delegation from Iowa
called and announced that they had with
drawn their candidate. Mr. Dolliver. and
would vote for Mr. Roosevelt. Massachu
setts called "to say that Senator Lodge de-;
sired to see the Governor, and he left the
rooms and did not return again. He de
clined before leaving to make any state-,
So well convinced was he of the irresistible demand for Roosevelt for Vice President that
he yielded to the advice of his friends and returned to New York this afternoon. Never did a
great politician accomplish a difficult task under greater disadvantages. Senator Platt has been
the quietest figure and one of the most influential in the convention. He has proven himself an
adroit politician. Suffering constantly the most intense pain from his broken rib and almost help
less from fatigue, he has kept in touch with the situation for five days. He has abused no one
and he has kept his temper throughout with the exception of last night, when he is reported to
have told Roosevelt that he would oppose him for Governor and Roosevelt in reply defied him.
The Governor, however, has been forced to abandon his position on the Vice Presidency by
the earnest demand that he should go on the ticket which pervades the entire convention and
comes with the greatest vigor from the West.
Roosevelt in the convention wore his Rough. Rider hat, and he looked an almost burly fig
ure in contrast with the close-knitted, clean-limbed boy who wore a straw hat in the convention
of 1884 and stood on a chair every time he made a motion or speech in the fight between'Blaine,-
Arthur and Edmunds. He was appointed one of the committee to escort Senator Lodge, the per
manent chairman, to the stage and the audience and delegates again had an opportunity to let
loose their yells and cheers. Again when he rose to leave the convention hall he got another cor
dial greeting. . : > .
The Californians who wouldihave supported the administration have now concluded to yotef
for Roosevelt. : Vi
er by acclamation or In the regular order.
They were waiting to hear .'from Secre
tary Long, whose consent to his ¦with
drawal was wanted by the Massachusetts
men before they accepted the programme.
i Immediately following Mr. Hanna's an
nouncement of the withdrawal Of all the
other candidates and the nomination of
¦ Aeelamatipb, and All Other (Candidates Withdraw From
- ' •¦ : ¦' — : *. ¦ .'¦•¦•'.•¦
"T^HILADELPHIA, June 20.— Senator Hanna. "to-night 'issued
r"^ thisf statement: ¦ , " •;..';, "' '..-.' - '.'•.'-".."'
"The administration has had no candidate for Vice Presi
dent. It has not be*n for or against any .candidate. It has deemed
that, the convention should make- the candidate and that has been
my position. throughout. It has been a free field for all. In these
circumstances several eminent Republicans have be«n proposed— all
of them distinguished men with'many friends. "
"I will now say that on behalf of all those candidates — and I
except 'none— that I have, within .the* last twelve hours, been
asked^to give my advice. After consulting with as many delegates
as possible in the time within my disposal I have concluded to ac
cept the responsibility involved In this request. In the present sit
uation, with the strong and earnest sentiment of the delegates from
all parts of the country for Roosevelt, and since President McKinley
is to be renominated without a dissenting voice, it is my judgment
that Governor Roosevelt should' be nominated for Vice President
•with the same unanimity." .'. .._.... .
President McKinley; Receiving the News\in the War Room at the White House.
• ¦- , .; '.,!::;-• V2 '.'-• ': From a Photograph:! ' : . ';; ' •:> -" ¦ \ ¦ ' ¦. .._¦ .
will be the ticket. Both nominations will be made by acclamation. The rush to Roosevelt
to-day has been followed by the withdrawal of Long, Dolliver,. Washburn and Woodruff.
Beneath the smiling party skies Hanna and Platt smoked the pipe of peace. A real Roose
velt sunburst ushered in the dawn. The Schuylkill and Delaware rippled in the snapping Roose
velt breeze. The great convention hall rocked and trembled, not once but three times, to hearty
Roosevelt cheers, and to-night everybody professes his ability to read Roosevelt's nomination on
the morrow in the stars.
Governor Roosevelt will evidently be nominated in spite of himself and in spite of the admin
istration. He will have the nomination exactly as he desired it and just as he has had nearly every
political gift since he entered political life as a petted darling of. mugwumpery many years ago.
He did not want the nomination to come to him with New York taking the official initiative. This
is a matter the delegates outside of New York have been unable thoroughly to understand. They
could not appreciate why Governor Roosevelt should object to Plait's indorsement of him for : the
Vice Presidency and at the same time bertoiling with might- and main to get Hannahs indorse
ment, nor can they understand now why the measure of his caprice should be considered filled
by the "fake" indorsement. of Woodruff, which ill conceals the energy of the New Yorkfers in urg
ing delegates from other States to make Roosevelt the candidate. ;
But the Governor has carried his point and if he is nominated to-morrow it will be ap
parent that he has enough votes to put him on the ticket even though the New YorR and Penn
sylvania delegations should vote for some other candidate.
Senator Platt, too, has also won his point. He has cherished for many months a desire to
nominate the Governor for Vice President. He has said to everybody, including the Governor, that
the national ticket needed the strongest man for Vice President on it and that Roosevelt was the
man. He also said many times that he doubted whether Roosevelt could be elected Governor
Special Dispatch to The CalL
Senator Platt Wins His Fight for the Rough Rider
and Smokes the Pipe of Peace With Hanna,
So the Republican Standard-Bearers Will Both
. Be Chosen by Acclamation.
Being Unable to Stem the Tide of the De
mand of Delegates, the Popular Gov
ernor of New York Will Be Chosen at
the Philadelphia Convention To-Day
to Take Second Place on the Ticket
Headed by McKinley.

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