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convention was evidenced by the. large number of spectators' seats vacant. Seats at 'former Republican conven tions have usually brought a prem ium. To-day speculator* offered them, but there were. few takers and as the hour approached for the convention to assemble they sold them for a song. X wilderness of vacant seats was in Another picture was presented by the opening day, so different from the cus tcrnary convention ecene as to attract marked attention. " It was the fail ure of the delegates and the spectators to warm to the spirit of the occasion. The mention of President Roosevelt was responded to with hearty, though not prolonged, applause. The lack of contest eliminated the necessity for en thusiasm and. the mild cheering and rather listless handclapping which was tho greeting given impartially to na tional figures of the party was prob ably all that could be expected under the circumstances. CHICAGO. June 21.— Without a dis turbing clement to impede smooth operation, the first day's programme of the Republican National Convention was curried out like clockwork. Not a Jarring sound was heard, not a false etep taken. It was an assembly of non-combatant delegates which carried into effect, without the thunderous demonstration usually attendant upon political conventions, a purpose that had been clearly defined. An organization was perfected pre paratory to the adoption of a plat form and the making of nominations in the succeeding days of the conven tion. From the quiet, yet unmistak able, enthusiasm provoked by senator Fairbanks' arrival at the Coliseum, his nomination for Vice President is but little less assured than the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt for President. The keynote to the campaign of 1904 was eounded by Elihu Root . in his speech as temporary chairman. His address was a review of the accom plishments *of the present administra tion and a defense of Republican pol icies in general. When that had been delivered and the various working com mittees dispatched to their labors the business of to-day's session was com pleted. CROWD NOT A NOISY ONE. State pride figured strongly in the convention. Each State had its friends in the galleries, who showered plau dits upon their delegation as they en tered the Coliseum. The floor filled with delegates so rapidly that many prominent figures slipped . in unno ticed. Among these was Senator Lodge, who is accredited with having a more intimate knowledge of what the con vention Is doing than any other man. Before the gathering was called to or der by Postmaster General Payne, chairman of the Republican National Committee, Senator Lodge moved about among the delegations and his ear was sought continually by embry onic platform makers. The Massa chusetts Senator never stopped long enough, however, to grow intimate. The first epeech of the convention The picture was one of good order, where sergeants at arms and police men were not needed. • The Fairbanks boom for the Vice Presidency flourished unrestricted during the convention proceedings. It3 impetus was gained when the Indiana delegation .entered the Coliseum and. led by the two Senators, Fairbanks and Beverldge,* proceeded ! down - the aisle to their seats near the stage. The ovation given Senator Fairbanks was greater ] than was ! received "by any of his distinguished colleagues. • , To-day's proceedings afforded no opportunity for the advancement of other candidates. No mention was made of the names of favorite sons whose ambitions are not taken seri ously beyond the boundaries of their own States. The applause for Sena tor Fairbanks appeared to be general. The placidity of political opponents as they sat in the. hall, welded into a substantial party citizenship unani mously agreeing on principles and dif fering only on non-essentials, was one of the features of the convention. The New York delegation, which occupied a position of honor directly in front of the platform, supplied a good example of the -prevailing harmony. On the opposite side of the center aisle, in equal command of the platform, was the Illinois delegation, which had a bitter ficht within its ranks as late as yesterday. To-day, if any soreness remained, to all outward appearances It had been healed. LODGE SLIPS IN UNNOTICED. the gallery and on " the mezzanine floor, where not # more than two-thirds of- the chairs " were occupied. The first floor was well filled. With Their Purposes Weir Defined, Leaders of the Party Are in Full Accord. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ORGANIZES AND CLEARS WAY FOR NOMINATIONS 'CHICAGO, June 21.— The Indiana delegation . made a ; tour of the dif ferent State 'delegations to-night and created considerable interest, although no. direct attempt was made to boom the nomination of Senator Fairbanks for Vice; President. There is a prac tically' unanimous -belief that the In diana Senator j is chosen. There has been some communication with Rep resentative Hitt and he has been in formed 'of thesituation.' It Is expected he; will authorize the withdrawal of his name, in which Vcase the other names will ; be : withdrawn and the nomination ; of ; Senator Fairbanks will be unopposed. Nomination of Fairbanks for Vice ' President Will Be Unopposed. : inTT LIKELY TO WITHDRAW. 'It is pointed out. that much of the opposition that- existed . to .. Cortelyou's select ion v as national chairman was based on the. statement, made inva'i rlous I forms,' that" he was at one time a Democrat, and that he is at heart -a free trader. A -high official of, the Gov ernment, who has known Cortelyou for many years, - to-night authorized a WASHINGTON, June 21.— Secretary Cortelyou of the Department of Com merce and Labor -left here this after noon for Chicago to attend the Repub lican National Convention. Advices received by President v Roosevelt and others here from- the convention lead era indicate that doubt of. Secretary Cortelyou's selection as national chair man has been removed entirely. Such opposition as existed to Cortelyou has been dissipated, and the belief in au thoritative quarters here Is. that he will be elected unanimously by: the -new national committee at its meeting sub sequent to the adjournment of the con vention.: : / ¦ ¦'¦¦ ' Always an Enthusiastic Exponent of Republican Principles. CORTELYOU'S RECORD CLEAR. To-day's programme of" the conven tion was not of a nature to attract more than ordinary interest. The mat ter of greatest importance was the pre senting to the convention of the propo sition to admit the delegations from the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico. Root asked for a ruling on the ques tion of calling names of the new pos sessions in the roll for the naming of members of the various .'committees. The convention ordered the seating and recognition of six delegates from the Philippines, with two votes, and two delegates from Porto Rico. In the convention hall to-day there was one woman delegate, who had the same right to vote that was held by each accredited male delecate. She was was by Senator Scott, who informally presented to Chairman Payne a beauti ful gavel. It was the gift of the Chi cago Citizens' Committee, which co operating with the national committee man from Illinois, on behalf of the Chicago committee, presented a similar gavel to Temporary Chairman Root. It was left to Governor Van Sant of Minnesota first to place the President's name before the convention. He found the occasion in presenting to the con vention a table which had been built by the Manual Training School con nected with the South Minneapolis High School. The applause was gen eraJ, but not long continued, and in that respect set a precedent which was followed In succeeding demonstra tions. COLONIES REPRESENTED. Mrs. Charles AV Eldredge of Colorado Springs, an alternate delegate whose principal was absent. Other women alternates present were Mrs. Owen E. Le Fevre of Colorado, Mrs. Susan West of Idaho and Mrs. Jennie :E. Nelson of Utah, these States, having woman suff rage. . statement concerning his political rec ord. . ; ' , . • ¦ . •* "Secretary George B. Cortelyou's father, and grandfather were Repub licans of the stanchest kind," said he. "All, the teachings of Cortelyou's ear lier years were in that political fai|h, and when he took up the study of pub lic questions on his own account he be came a firm believer in Republican doctrines. His 'first vote was cast for a- Republican candidate, and from that date to this he has voted the Republi can ticket. Cortelyou was one of the founders of the Young Men's Republi can Club of Hempstead, N. Y." Delegates and Spectators Greet the Mention of President Roosevelt's Name With Applause. "Secretary Shaw defended the prac tice of American manufacturers who sell abroad cheaper than at home. Some of the articles thus sold are pro tected in this country by patents, he said, and are not protected in the for eign countries. Further, the manu facturer is allowed a rebate en Im ported raw material when he exports the finished article and this permits a reduction of price. Address an Immense Mass-Meeting to the Auditorium. ¦ CHICAGO. June 21. — Secretary of the Treasury Shaw and Rej>resentatl»« J. Adam Bede of Minnesota to-ntgat addressed an immense mass-meeting in the Auditorium. Frank O. Lowden presided. Bede began by paying a tribute to McKinley and Hanna and said their lives should be an Inspiration for men to go on with the work they had be gun. . Applause greeted hi3 assertion that the people of the United States sympathized with Japan in her strug gle, because Japan stood for liberty and a higher civilization. _ _ SHAW AND BEDE SPEAK. The La Follette men declined to make any statement as they left the committee-room, but marched straight across the anteroom, down, the stair way and left the building. Aroused by the charges contained In the statement of the La Follette fac tion, the credentials committee readily granted a request of the Spooner men that they be given a hearing for the purpose of clearing themselves of the charges made by their opponents. The conimittee decided to make the Wis consin matter a special order of busi ness and called on the "stalwarts." After listening to the arguments by counsel for the "stalwarts" for an hour and a half the chairman, by di rection of the committee, appointed this sub-committee to make a thor ough examination of all the papers in the case forthwith and report to the full committee as soon as practicable: Governor Durbin of Indiana, chair man; E. C. Benton of Massachusetts and J. J. Gardner of New Jersey. The sub-cemmittee promptly withdrew and began its investigation. of Roe. Some members of the com mittee scowled at him and others smiled sarcastically, but not one word was said in reply. Roe advanced to the clerk's desk, handed up his pa per and then.^ in company with Con nor and Cochems, left the committee room. The La Follette faction was repre sented by W. G. Connor of Marshfield. Wis.. Gilbert E. Roe of New York and Henry F. Coehems of Milwaukee. The burden of prnof was on the contestants and they opened and closed their case with a single statement by Roe, who said: "We do not consider this an un prejudiced committee. We under stand that several members of this committee have been approached and we therefore decline to present our case, preferring to submit if to the people of Wisconsin at the election next November. " I will file with the committee this paper, containing the statement I have just made." A dead silence followed the speech The "Black and Tans" decided to carry the contest to the floor of the convention. LA FOLLETT/E >fEN WITHDRAW. The La Follette faction of the Wis consin Republicans declined to make a contest before the credentials commit tee this afternoon, declaring that it re fused to do \so on the ground that the committee on credentials was not an unprejudiced body and making the flat statement that it understood that some members of the committee had been "approached." What the nature of the "approach" might be, , . or by whom made, the La Follette men declined to state. They entered into no particu lars, simply making the broad and general charge of an "approach," and withdrew. CHICAGO, June 21.— The credentials committee organized for work at 4 o'clock, with Senator JlcComas of Maryland in the chair. By unanimous vote the committee upheld the action of the National" Committee and declared the J. Edward Addicks delegation from Delaware entitled to seats in the con vention. The anti-Addicks faction, through its attorney, charged that Addicks had at different times used $390,000 to obtain the election of his lieutenants and In the effort to elect himself United States Senator. Addicks arose to a question of per sonal privilege and emphatically de nied the charge. He was not permitted to make a speech, however, but replied to questions from the committee. The, fight between the contesting del egates at larsre from Louisiana -was long and vigorous and was terminated by the decision, of the committee to seat all four delegates at large from the "Lily Whites" and an equal num ber from the "Black and Tans," each delegate to have one-half of a vote. CHICAGO. June 21. — The incident of the day, which is destined to live long in the mem ory of convention spectators occurred during Elihu Root's tribute to -President .McKin ley. The temporary chairman spoke of the late President's administration. of progress, his gen tleness of character and those qualities so beloved by the nation, and_ i n that connection 'said feelingly : . . ¦ "And. with McKinley, we remember Hanna." A' hush almost oppressive sprend over the 7000 or more persons present. The speaket had paused expectantly. As he started to resume the full forccof- the tie stretched between the two greatest of recent political heroes went home to the delegates. The applause started and in a great wave was carried to every, part of the immense halL The demonstration was un like any that had preceded it or that came after. An indefinable dignity was attached to the out burst, which seemed foreign to a political gathering. La Follette's Wisconsin Faction Re fuses to Abide by Credentials Committee's Decision. CONVENTIONS TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD. SCENE IX THE. GREAT AUDITORIUM AT CHICAGO WHEN* THE REPUBLICAN* NATIONAL CONVENTION WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN PAYXE. THE TTTEATXJUS. , Alcsiar — "layers' louis." Calif oral*—" A Prince of ZJars." — "Iilsrhts o' London." Colombia — "Tie Frond Prince." Grates — Vaudeville. rischer's — "Tne Mormons." Grand — "Ss Barry." Matinee f To-Day. Orpheum — Vaudeville. * Matinee To-Day. Tivoli— "Bobln Hood." The San Francisco Call THE WEATSEB. Torecast toad* at S*n Pran eltco for thirty boon cadlmr mlflslrht, June 23: Eaa Prandtco and rlclaitr— r«lr WadsetOay; wurnn; liffht •oatherly winds, changing to fresh westerly. Dlrtxict 7or*oactcr. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOLUME XCVL- NO. 22. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 22, 1904.