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Alcazar — "Koran' Lui." Matl
n«« To-Day.
California — "A Prince of tUn."
Matinee To-Day.
Central — "Ughta o' London."
Columbia — "The Proud Prnice."
Cnutas— VaudeviUs.
Piicher's — "The Mormons."
Grand— -"On Barry."
Orpheum — "Vaudeville* Matinee
To-Day. .
Tlvoll— "Bobin Hood."
forecast made at San Fran
cisco for tnlxty Hours eadinr
at mldnifflit, June 23:
San Prancisco and vicinity —
Tair Thursday; fresh sooth
winds, chanrlnr to brisk west
erly. A. O. SScASXS,
District JTorecaster.
would be unwise. No resolution cover
ing the point was presented , by any
member of the committee and there
was no other mention of the subject.
"We have extended widely our foreign. markets and we believe in the adoption of all prac
tical methods for their future extension, including * commercial reciprocity zvhereyer reciprocal
arrangements can be effected consistent tvith the principles of '.protection arid without injury Jo
American agriculture, American labor or any; American industry. ¦ ¦¦•¦' — <* "
"We cordially approve the attitude • of : President Roosevelt arid Congress in regard to the
exclusion of Chinese labor and promise a. continuance of the 'Republican policy in that direction.
"We have passed laws which will bring the arid lands of Hhe United States.within the
area of cultivation. \ .^ < .Y .
"The possession of^a route, for an \ isthmian- canal, I sty \ long the dream of A merican states
manship, is now an accomplish ed fact. The great work, of connecting the Pacific and Atlantic
oceans by a canal is at last begun, and is :due' to the iRepublica hfparty. ' /_¦
"Our great interests and our growing commerce in 1 the :Qrient, render the. condition of
China of. high importance to the United States. We cordially commend the policy pursue^ in
that direction by the administrations \oj^President McKinley. and President Roosevelt.
"We favor legislation .zvhich f willlencoumg American merchant ma
rine,- and tuu- cordially approve the legislation' of . the last'Congrtss, which created the Merchant
Marine Commission to investigate and < report > upon^t hist subject." ' > ; ii&jj j&'j v^j -ii'Veil .:
Party Pledges of Vital Interest to California.
CHICAGO, June 22.— The plank of
the Republican platform relating to
Southern representation in Congress
and the electoral college has attracted
the greatest interest among House men
here. , Zt Is regarded as a most impor-
tion Is Center of Interest.
;»Iank Concerning South'* Representa-
CHICAGO, June 22.— During ¦ the
meeting of the committee on plat
form Senator Gallinger. presented and
had read a communication from Mrs.
Lillian N.- Stevens of Evanston, 111.,
on behalf- of -the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, urging the
incorporation of an anti-polygamy
plank in the platform ; but the
subject received no attention, be
yond a remark j or two to . the effect
that the insertion of such a provision
Resolutions . Committee Gives the Sub
ject Xo Consideration.
pace by making it a free-for-all event,
each State will bring forth its aspirant
without hesitation...
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CHICAGO, June 22.— The six dele
gates from Arizona are telling all of
the United States Senators and Con
gressmen. attending the Republican
convention that it would be a mistake
to yoke' Arizona and New Mexico in a
Statehood bill. The delegates claim
that Arizona should be given State
hood irrespective \ of the other Terri
tory, and that the people of Arizona
would refuse to ratify the action of
Congress iif the two Territories were
merged into one State. /
3 ~ The delegation is headed by Governor
'Alexander V. Brodle, who was lieuten
ant; colonel in: the regiment of Rough
Riders. ,
CHICAGO, June 22.— Entries in the
Vice Presidential race are being
scratched with great rapidity since the
withdrawal of Representative Hitt,
which was announced * to-day. Col
orado, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Mis
souri have practically decided not to
place their favorite sons in nomina
tion. Positive announcements to this
effect, however, have not been made.
The course pursued when the roll of
States Is being called for nominations
will govern.
The Missouri delegation \ to-night
seems least inclined to abandon inten
tion to place Walbrldge in nomination.
A meeting of the delegation was called
for the purpose of caucusing on the
question. It was postponed until to
morrow morning and the opinion was
expressed that no other nomination
than that of Senator Fairbanks would
be made.
However, should Colorado set the
Special Dispatch to The Call,
Fairbanks' Rivals
Withdraw From
the Race.
Joint Statehood Is
Opposed by.
Governor Murphy of New Jersey
said: "The plank relating to Southern
representation in Congress should cause
no sensation, although perhaps It Is a
departure in Republican platforms. On
the whole, it Is good doctrine. If the
white men of the South see fit to dis
franchise the colored voter, and this
can be completely proved on Congres
sional investigation, there can be no
injustice in demanding that the South's
representation In national affairs be
based on the actual vote cast. It Is
simply .a matter of the constitution
and seeing that the constitution Is en
forced. The tariff plank In the plat
form fs also very satisfactory and is a
compromise, with a 'stand pat' lean-
Governor' Odell of New York said:
"The tariff plank of the national plat
form could have been a little stronger
on-the revision side without any in
jury to. protection interests. On the
whole, however. I think the plank will
be found? satisfactory to all good Re
publicans.'. The Southern representa
tion plank- simply means an enforce
ment of the fourteenth. amendment to
the constitution."
In, regard to the Southern representa
tion plank Senator McComas of Mary
land said:
"It is a departure from the average
Republican platform In this respect, but
it seems to be perfectly right. It looks
like a threat; but why not, if any such
unjust -condition as disfranchlsement
exists? There is no fairness In basing
representation in Congress or the elec
toral college on a vote that never
"Perfectly satisfactory," said Repre
sentative Dalzell of Pennsylvania, the
"high priest of high protection," in
speaking of the tariff plank. "There
ought to.be no doubt that it- means
what It says, and it needs no Interpre
"That's" a good enough 'stand pat'
tariff plank for me." said Representa
tive Grosvenor of Ohio. "I like that
part of the platform relating to South
ern representation In Congress, because
it means simply an enforcement of the
fourteenth amendment to the constitu
tion — no more and no less."
Senator Dryden of New Jersey was
particularly well pleased with the tariff
"It Is satisfactory to the protection
ists of the Republican party," said he,
"and all Republicans are protection
•' one of the greatest importance, and
to my mind it seems that the Republi
can party is pledged to a Congressional
investigation of the Southern franchise,
and if the conditions are found such as
are reoorted from time to time there
can be no injustice in basing repre
sentation of the South in Congress and
in the Electroal College on the actual
vote cast. We Republicans in the South
believe that this question should have
been settled long ago, and I know that
in my State. Arkansas, this plank will
have a good effect."
Powell Clayton, Embassador to Mex
ico, dwelt at some length upon the
plank bearing on the Southern vote,
because he has given to this question a
great deal of study.
"I consider, that plank," said Clayton,
"That's a very good tariff plank."
said Senator Allison, "now that it is
changed apparently to the satisfaction
of all concerned."
Senator Fairbanks, who will be nomi
nated for Vice . President to-morrow,
expressed himself as extremely pleased
with the platform, but did not want to
be quoted. He said every feature was
satisfactory, especially that relating to
the tariff.
tant announcement — perhaps the most
Interesting plank in the entire 'plat
form. Manv persons, take the ground
that it means a Congreesional investi
gation of the franchise in the South,
whether it results in legislation or not.
Party Pledged to
Exclusion of
The full significance of pledges for
the continuance of the provisions of
the Chinese exclusion act and for the
furtherance of all legitimate efforts to
obtain for American citizens abroad,
without discrimination, the rights of
sojourn and travel, was not appre
ciated when read to the convention.
Visitors were not so early about the
convention hall to-day, but when Root
called the convention to order shortly
after noon the Coliseum presented a
more Inspiring appearance than on the
preceding day. The galleries were for
the first time crowded and a large
number rf ladies present was especial
ly noticeable.
Tlr? greatest demonstration as the
delegations were entering the hall was
that which greeted Senator Fairbanks.
vrho hart become known as the natural
choice for second place on the ticket.
It exceeded in enthusiasm the ovation
ol the first day.
The announcement of the permanent
organization for the convention start
ed the continuous demonstration which
followed ithe introduction of Sneaker
Cannon fls permanent chairman.
In addition to the tariff plank and
other features which always have had
a prominent position in Republican
platforms there were incorporated sev
eral clauses of striking Interest. One
of these is a plank looking to the re
duction of the representation of certain
Southern States in the Electoral Col
lege and in Congress. It is built 'upon
what Is known as the "Payne resolu
tion," offered eight years ago, and the
Quay resolution, offered four years ago,
hut roes further than either. The plank
directs an Investigation to ascertain
•whether there have been unconstitu
tional dlsfranchisements of voters In
cny State, and if so demands a reduc
tion of the representation of such
States in Congress, with the conse
quent reduction In the Electoral "College
and In national conventions.
The report of the committee on cre
dentials interested the convention only
!»o far as it dealt with the Wisconsin
situation. /
One of the remarkable features con
cerning the adoption of the platform
•was the fact that It has been the sub
ject of administrative scrutiny and na
tional Interest for many weeks, and
•was accepted without a dissenting
vote. i
The party enthusiasm aroused by the
hearty reception given "Uncle Joe"
Cannon, as he is known from coast to
coast, spread even to the routine busi
ness and culminated in a contest over
the number of delegates to which Ha
waii was entitled. The conflict was the
first and doubtless will be the last on
the floor of the convention.
The second day of the convention
might have been the close bad It been
the desire of the assembled delegates.
Early in the day a movement was in
stituted to proceed with the nomina
tions, but the original programme,
¦which was prepared to extend over
three days, prevailed, and the standard,
bearers fox the l?04 Republican cam
paign will be named formally to-mor
From ih*> standpoint of political im-
I'tirtan^e th*> adoption of the platform
was the pvent of the day. It contained
•declarations of party policy that are to
form the basis of much of the oratory
in the coming campaign. But the per
manent chairman's personality almost
overshadowed the platform.
CHICAGO, June 22.— Because Speak
er Joseph G. Cannon was the central
llgure the proceedings of the Republi
can National Convention took on a pic
turesquenesfs and demonstrativeness
which yesterday was looked for in vain.
From the moment he was escorted to
the platform to wield the gavel as the
permanent chairman the entire atmos
phere of the convention changed. En
thusiasm, which had lain dormant,
burst forth and the applause rang true
and hearty. He made a speech, and the
audience cheered whether he spoke Joc
ularly or in a perious vein. He was the
rnterta4ner; in fact, he was the con
Hints at Reduction
of Their Repre
One Plank Aimed
at States of
• South;)Vi
Takes Up Cause
of the Colored
V \J bCl O*
Continued on Pace 4, Column 1*
* CHICAGO, June 22. — Further to
stimulate party enthusiasm," a political
mass meeting. was held. in the Audi
torium .to-night, which was addressed
by Senator Depew and other well
known Republican . orators, » who
sounded , the keynote ; of the coming
campaign with what they regarded as
the strong planks in the platform
adopted to-day. » . ¦ ,, '
- Long before the meeting began the
theater was surrounded by, tremendous
crowds waiting for admission and be
fore the first speech was concluded a
force of police was necessary to pre
vent the Auditorium becoming over-
Depew and Other Orators Address on
. Immense Throng."
Prior to receiving the chairmanship
of • the committee Cortelyou desired to
mind the proprieties of his present po
sitioh, and when asked for a statement
or Interview shook his head, smiled
amiably and replied: I
"I have come to Chicago on the invi
tation of several gentlemen with whom
L desire to discuss business affairs."
This was all the next chairman of the
next national committee would aay. He
appeared to be in fine health and ex
cellent spirits. His friends declared
that he was prepared • to " direct the
Roosevelt campaign,- and asserted that
they had no doubt that he would prove
his merit In this position as he has in
other places of responsibility.
Cortelyou later In the evening met
Vice Chairman Henry C. Payne of the
national committee. Senator Depew,
Mr. Root,' Graeme Stewart, Frank Low
den, H. H.; Kohlsaat, Harry C. New,
Elmer Dover and others. Plans for the
campaign were discussed. These plane
will not be ' fully formulated until the
new. committee' has organized and set
tled, to work. It will assemble for the
first time immediately after the con
vention adjourns to-morrow.
Cortelyou will be chosen chairman,
not only .without opposition, but with a
cheer and with numerous wishes for his
complete success. Elmer Dover will be
selected secretary of the committee.
There will be campaign headquarters
in New York and Chicago. Cortelyou
will have hla headquarters in New
York. Harry C. New, national commit
teeman from Indiana, will be In Chi
cago, to render his personal assistance
to the new chairman so far as the -West
is , concerned. Doyer/ will also be in
Chicago nearly all of the time. "
The secretary ' of the Eastern • office
will-be Louis A. Coolldge, a Washing
ton, newspaper . ¦ . correspondent, • but
formerly of Boston.. Coolidge's experi
ence In the national capital and his
wide acquaintance among public men
are said. to make him a valuable aid.
Cortelyou . will be In Chicago on this
visit for two or three days. After the
meeting. of the national committee he
will confer with the big Republicans In
town as to the opening of the Roose
velt. and . Fairbanks campaign.^ It is
understood that both- the New York
and Chicago headquarters .will be open
within a month.
CHICAGO, June 22.— George B. Cor
telyou, Secretary of Commerce and'La
bor, who will be chosen chairman of
the Republican National Committee,
arrived in Chicago early this evening
and became the central . figure of the
convention crowd. He is a guest at .the
Chicago Club, where he met and con
ferred with Elihu Root, Senator Lodge,
Cornelius N. Bliss and other Repub
lican.leaders. __ ._-.?.—
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Cortelyou Arrives
to Head New
Fairbanks expressed his appreciation
of the action of the delegations, and. as
each "member was presented, added a
few enthusiastic words. With Governor
Pardee he talked quietly for some min
utes. The interview terminated with a
laugh that proved that the Governor
had successfully launched one of hia
California Jokes.
- During the afternoon a number of
the delegates, headed by Ruef of San
Francisco, called upon Mrs. Fairbanks.
They were graciously received and
After the adjournment of the conven
tion this afternoon the delegations oi
California, Nevada, Oregon. Washing
ton. Arizona, Alaska. Hawaii and the
Philippines called in a body upon Sen
ator Fairbanks at the Indiana head
quarters." Chairman McKinley of the
California delegation, addressing Fair
banks.'said the delegations had called
to express their regard for the man
that had been agreed upon to carry,
with Mr. Roosevelt, the Republican
party to victory next November and to
assure him that he had their undivided
The voice of a Califomlan was heard
on the floor of the convention for the
first time to-day. It was Judge Mc-
Kinley of Los Angeles, chairman of
the California delegation, that gave
the convention its initial impression of
the eloquence of the West. H- took
the floor in defense of the delegation
from Hawaii, which had been allowed
two votes, though six of the Islanders
journeyed hither, in obedience to call,
under the impression that each would
be allowed a vote.
Foraker of Ohio had moved to allow
Hawaii its entire representation and
McKinley rose to second the motion.
He pointed to the fact that the cation
owed its fullest support to the colony
of Americans far out in the Pacific, and
that California, as its nearest friend.
would stand and battle for Its rights.
He trusted that the claim that but few
whites dwelt in the Islands would not
prejudice the convention, for, he said,
all of their people had been brought
under the flag and the convention
should consider the question of num
bers, not of color.
A wird shout of approval mat Judgo
McKinley's eloquent plea for Hawaii.
Had Nevada stood with the Califor
nians Hawaii would have been victo
rious, but Nevada's delegates refused
to see the Philippines, with their 9.000.
000 of inhabitants, allowed but two
votes and Hawaii, with but 45.000, al
lowed six votes in the convention.
The foregoing is the opinion of
Frank H. Short of Fresno on the pro
visions of the platform adopted by the
Republican National Convention that
are of greater interest to California
than the many others contained in the
announcement of the party's policy.
Short represented California en tha
committee of platform and resolu
tions and it was partly due to his ener
getic efforts that these principles were
so plainly set forth.
The plank pertaining to the en
couraging and upbuilding of the mer
chant marine -win stimulate the in
vestigations of the Congressional com
mittee that has announced its inten
tion to sit in San Francisco from July
15 to July 20 and longer if necessary.
"The Republican platform accepted
to-day is especially satisfactory to the
Pacific Coast. It declares in favor of
the reclamation of the arid lands and
for" a continuation of that policy. It
asserts Chinese exclusion to be a- Re
publican policy, to which it pledges
adherence. U makes protection the
cardinal policy and favors reciprocity
only when not inconsistent with the
principles of protection. It ia un
qualified in Its indorsement of the
isthmian canal project and promises
the speedy construction of the great
"In fact, if California had had the
preparation of the platform under her
exclusive control it could not have
been made much more satisfactory.
The declaration of the platform on
the question of capital and labor is
brief, clear and perfectly plain and
ought to satisfy the reasonable de
mands of both. The enforcement of
the law against all and in favor of all
is a good doctrine to tie to."
Start Correspcndmt oJ The Call.
Golden State's In
terests Are Rec
California Fares
Well in Reso
Convention Gives
All That Could
Be Asked.
The San Francisco Call.

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