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OL. XXXIII. NO. 120.
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if Taft Is Nominated for Pres
ident, Friends of Allies Can
Then Name the Vice-President.
fSTaft Forces Would Not See
Man Named for the Vice-
Presidency Who Did Not Be
lieve in the President.
They Are as Busy as Beavers, Labor-
Ing on the Incoming Delegations at
Chicago, But They Have as Yet
Nothing to Say.
Special to the Palladium.)
Chicago, June 13. If the republican
national convention is good and swings
to the right man, it will be allowed
next Friday or Saturday to pick Its
own man for the vice presidency. But
it it is not good and threatens to name
come man other than Taft, then the
Taft machine will be set. in motion
and Jonathan Dolliver of Iowa will be
named whether he wants the place or
not. It was agreed this afternoon aft
er a series of conferences between
Hitchcock, Charles and Henry Taft,
Lodge and others, also after much long
distance telephoning to Washington,
that the Taft managers would be per
fectly willing to let the opponents of
the war secretary go along and
frame up a proposition for second
place. They are even willing to ac
cent the allies' candidate, if the latter
agree upon a man with the Roosevelt
O. K. The Tafters will do this for
harmony. They will not, however,
permit the allies to run a man who is
absolutely anti-Rooseveltian or anti
Taft. Cortelyou Would Do.
Just who this satisfactory man
ould be has not been elicited. Cor
telyou would probably "do, but the
question remains, can he get the del
egation from New York state? An
other objection is that he is a member
of the Roosevelt cabinet. Fairbanks
Alight possibly be unobjectionable to
the Tafters. Ex-Governor Franklin
Murphy of New Jersey, also might be
Acceptable to the Taft people.
There are two other possibilities,
either of whom are said to be satisfac
tory Deneen of Illinois and Governor
Sheldon of Nebraska. It is understood
that Taft and Roosevelt desire Dolli
ver above all the rank and file. How
ever they feel that a New York man
Should be chosen. They think a New
York man is necessary to carry the
fDmpire state. The Tafters, however,
jteel that New York state is certain.
flThey are more concerned about the
(Western states and a man who can
tneet Bryan on the platform. Therefore
they want Dolliver.
No Progress Made.
" With delegates arriving by scores on
very train, the allies have made ab
solutely no progress against the Taft
landslide. Boomers for Hughes,
Knox, Cannon and Fairbanks have
been busy as beavers all day. If they
had weakened a single delegation
they would have advertised it for ef
fect. They have nothing to say, how
ever. Fight Over Championship.
The fight over the national commit
tee chairmanship is under way. Hitch
cock seems to think the national chair
manship would be more desirable than
postmaster general This aspiration
has- alarmed the supporters of Arthur
Voir of Ohio, who thought his claim
to the chairmanship unquestioned.
Wise men from Washington declare
tne national chairmanship will go to
neither. They Intimate that Postmas
ter-General George von Meyer will get
the plum, while the other two will be
made sub-campaign managers.
Another of the programs that are
proposed by the Taft people should not
be forgotten. They proposed strict
ly among themselves, that all opposi
tion to Taft be withdrewn if he would
agree to the renomlnation of Vice
President Fairbanks and pledge him
self to the re-election- of Speaker Can
non aa czar of the house. That in
formation has seeped from Taft head
quarters. It was denied there offi
cially and was also denied by the al
lies. Both denials lacked convivtion.
ifta dldturth.ee denials that there ad
The famous Ohloan who is at present secretary of war, but who will
resign his position as a member of the cabinet, has the Republican
presidential nomination safely tucked under his belt. His victory how
ever has been attained only after the hardest sort of a battle. All other
candidates allied themselves against the secretary, but his foes seeming
ly have been vanquished and he will undoubtedly be named as the' par
ty's choice, for the highest position in the land.
been any conferences between the two
factions. They were the sort of neg
ative statements that convinced those
who heard them that the conferences
had been held and the propositions
had been made. Such an arrange
ment would be very satisfactory to the
allies, for it would assure them in the
event of Taft's election, their political
power, and prevent the entire reorgan
ization of the party along Booseveltian
Taft lines. - .
Hughes Out of It.
"Governor Hughes is definitely out
of it for both president and vice presi
dent it seems," Timothy Woodruff said
in front of the Auditorium, "but we
have no intention of going home empty-handed.
We have three candidates
for vice president, Cortelyou. Sherman
and Fassett. We will get behind one
of them and put him over we hope."
Still another boom was started In
the course of the day. It was that for
E. E. Clark, now a member of the in
ter state commerce commission. He
is from Iowa and was once head of the
Order of Railroad Conductors. Labor
men are responsible for his candidacy.
Cannon May be Out.
Congressman Forcfney, who has
been selected to second the nomin
ation of Speaker Cannon for the presi
dency, in an interview here, intimated
that the name of the Illinois man may
not be presented to the Chicago con
vention after all.
Fordney interprets the resolutions
of the republican state convention as
having no binding effect upon the dis
trict delegates and holds that Michi
gan's delegation to the national con
vention is "uninstructed." Fordney
has been in close touch with Cannon,
consequently his words are interpret
ed as meaning that the Illinois man is
considering the advisability of With
drawing from the contest.
Fordney favors Fairbanks for vice
president. Is For Hammond.
Thomas F. Walsh, the multi-millionaire
retired western miner, has arriv
ed at the Auditorium hotel from New
York and has declared himself un
equivocally for John Hays Hammond
for vice-president and that he is here
to help him "get it."
"Hammond helped me when a min
er," he declared, "and it's up to me
now to help him. It seems to be the
thing, anyway, for men of wealth to
get busy in politics. Look at Brother
Charley Taft. He's helping his broth
er Billy. I will help Hammond."
Mr. Walsh has reserved a suite of
rooms and appointed himself "chief of
scouts" for the Hammond vice-presidential
Homes Abandoned But
Lives Are Lost.
Octanla, June 13. Following In the
wake of the wave of fear which accom
panied the activity of Mr. Vesuvius, a
new dread has been awakened by a
series of earthquake shocks which
have visited this province. Many
people have abandoned their hones
and fled into the open country. As
yet no lives have been lost but much
property has been damaged.
INDIANA Sunday fair and cooler.
OHIO Shower Sunday.
County Will Be Well Repre
sented at the Republican
National Sessions in the
Windy City
Greater Interest lsBeing Tak
en in the Big Convention
Than Any Held in Recent
This city will be well represented
at the national republican convention
at Chicago this weelv. The Chicago
train this morning will convey about
a dozen local citizens to the Windy
City which at present is the focus
point for the political eyes of the
world. The interest in the event is
not restricted to the United States
alone. Leading diplomats and digni
taries of Europe will await witm in
terest the result of the nomination.
Greater interest will be shown aoad
in the result of the general election
next fall than ever before and conse
quently the conventions of the two
leading political parties will be
watched closely for results.
The sentiment of the local delega
tion is favorable to Secretary Taft for
the presidency. Indiana for Fair-
oanKs, may appear on badges worn
and talked about when the delegations
from other states are met, but the
true sentiment as reflected from
Wayne county's viewpoint will favor
Secretary Taft.
Heading the local delegation will be
R. G. Leeds, national delegate front
the Sixth district. Mr. Leeds will be
accompanied by his wife and Mrs. J.
G. Leeds, his mother. H. C. Starr, of
this city, a former power in local poli
tics, will be in evidence. Mr. Starr's
business headquarters as vice-president
and general counsel of the Wis
consin Central Railway company are
at Chicago. Among those who will be
present at the convention and witness
the excitement and confusion and lis
ten to the oratory will be: Will Starr,
Edwin dates. F. C. Mosbaugh, of
Cambridge City. Dr. M. W. Yencer,
Demas S. Coe, L. B. Nusbaum, P. J.
Freeman, Linus Meredith. C. E. Shive
Iey, Robert Stimson. Judge D. W. Corn-
stock, E. G. Hibberd and John M
Lontz. S. S. Strattan, Jr., contem
plates attending if the condition of his
mother's health will permit.
The outlying districts of the coun
ty will be represented, also. There
were many applications for tickets
and as it is expected the convention
will prove to be the greatest held by
the party since that which nominated
Lincoln, greater interest than com
mon has been aroused in the rural
3r "
Larger Cities Along the Line
Have Done Practically
Nothing to Secure Proposed
At Fountain City, Bus?iess
Men Have Raised The Por
tion Necessary to Complete
Local promoters of the proposed
traction line from Decatur to Port
land, are a trifle uneasy as to the suc
cessful outcome of the protect. At a
recent meeting held by members pf
the committee appointed by the Com
mercial club to assist in promoting
the enterprise, the statement was
made that at some points along the
line of the proposed road the project
was meeting with enthusiastic en
couragement but at other points the
business men were treating it with
Cash Beall, one of the members of
the local committee, stated yesterday
that at Fountain jCity, Lynn, Chester
and Ridgeville the citizens were work
ing hard to raise money to assist in
promoting the line but that at Port
land and Winchester the business men
had taken no action to assist in fur
thering the project.
Small Towns Active.
At the last meeting held by the
committees representing all the towns
and cities along the proposed line,
it was decided that each community
should raise a fund to be used in de
fraying the expense of completing the
preliminary work on the line, such as
making surveys and securing options
on the right of way. Fountain City.
Chester, Lynn and Ridgeville at once
set to work to raise their share of the
expense. It is understood that at
Fountain -City the business men have
raised the entire amount expected of!
them and that at Chester, Lynn and
Ridgeville the business men in each
town have nearly their portion.
Big Cities Slow.
Not a cent has been raised in this
city, or in Winchester and Portland.
Mr. Beall states that the Commercial
club committee will take no action in
attempting to raise any money in this
city to further the project until the
committee sees what the business
men at Winchester and Portland in
tend to do. If they refuse to assist
in promoting the proposed line, Mr.
Beall states, the local committee will
drop the project
It is understood that the business
men in Portland and Winchester do
not look kindly on the project as they
are of the opinion that it will not ben
efit them but would take some of the
trade they now enjoy to this city or
to Decatur. The local committee has
communicated with the Commercial
clubs at Portland and Winchester ask
ing them to inform the local Commer
cial club at once what action they in
tend to take in regards to the propos
ed traction line.
Laporte. Ind., June 13. The body of
Mrs. Josephine Barker, who fell into
Clear lake while rowing with Fred
Dettman, a boarder at the house, was
discovered late this afternoon in twelvej
feet ow water, forty rods from shore,
and about r00 feet from where Dett-
man said she fell into the lake. ' It
was towed ashore and taken to the
city morgue.
Room in Which the Allies Met a Crushing Defeat
tff 9: TO&S
Ii' ' v tJtj JIlW" 1
The Ministers Hope to Revive
New York, June 13. The biggest re
vival in the city since the death of D.
L. Moody, has been planned under the
leadership of the Rev. Dr. David C.
Hughes, father of the governor. Meet
ing will be held from June 14 to Sep
tember 20 in a new tent with a seating
capacity of 3,o. at Fifty-seventh
street and Broadway.
The Rev. J. ' Wilbur Chapman, Dr.
Breckinridge, the Scotch evangelist,
and the Rev. James Gray, president of
the Moody school in Chicago, and the
Rev. Len C. Broughton. known as the
man who made Georgia prohibition,
will be among the speakers received by
the Rev. Geo. W. McPherson, organiz
er of the campaign. One week will
be devoted to starting an anti-saloon
Publicity Bureau Says He Will
Be the Democratic
Lincoln, Neb., June 13. It is all ov
er at Denver but the shouting. Wil
liam J. Bryan is absolutely assured of
the democratic nomination. This is
the pronouncement of the Nebraska
publicity bureau maintained by
friends of Bryan in his home state.
Conventions have not been held in all
of the states and territories but the
BryJan bureau proclaims 630 delegates
already Instructed for the Nebraskan
and sixty-seven others in states not
bound by unit rule have declared
their personal preferences for him and
will give Bryan their votes. This
gives Bryan 097 votes, twenty-five
more than will be reauired to nom
inate on first ballot under the two
thirds rule. The states with Porto
Rico in addition, which have yet to
hold their conventions are Florida,
Tennessee, North Carolina, Vermont,
Georgia, Maine, Mississippi, Montana,
and Colorado. The Bryan bureau
maintains the Nebraskan will get a
large majority of the 146 votes of
these states.
Court Rules
in His
Washington, June 13. John A.
Benson, one of the four defendants in
the Hyde-Benson-Dimond-Schneider al
leged land fraud trial scored a victory
today when Justice Stafford anounced
that he would grant the motion of
j Benson's counsel. Judge Campbell of
San Francisco, eliminating Benson so
; far as the charges of forged signatures
and the Use of fictitious persons was
Multi-Millionaire Is Placed Un
der Arrest.
New York. June 13. Isaac Guggen
heim, multi-millionaire and director
in the American Smelting company.
was riding into Manhattan. L. I., from
his summer home at Sands Point,
when his automobile crashed Into the
runabout of Cornelius Van Rock and
wrecked it.
Mr. Van Rock, a man of sixty, was
flung to the roadside. Two of his ribs
were broken.
Constable Gehring accompanied the
auto party to Great Neck, where Mr.
Guggenheim gave $1,000 bail for his
chauffeurs appearance on a charge of
reckless driving.
Real Convention Women Don't
Sympathize with Suffra
gist's Plank.
Chicago, June 13. "Convention wid
ows" wives of busy republican candl
dates, campaign managers, delegates
and convention officials have con
spicuously snubbed the "bedroom lob
by", by which opprobrius title the suf
fragette contingent of women, seeking
a suffrage plank In the platform have
come to be known. Mrs. Charles P.
Taft, for instance, has not mingled in
the lively conferences at suffrage
headquarters In the quarters of the
Chicago Women's club, but Instead
she and her daughter Louise have mo
tored, morning, noon and night. The
latter, a simply -clad young woman
said: "I am only Interested in the con
vention on my uncle's account and
because I like exciting crowds. I have
never gone in for politics and I have
no mission." Charmingly eowned
Mrs. David Mulvane, of Kansas, j
whose husband, the national commit
teeman, gave her a French renaiss
ance chateau at Topeka as her home,
has not "mixed" with Mrs. J. Ellen
Foster and her associate suffragists,
but said: "Every woman should be as
enthusiastically interested in politics
as her husband, because if she takes
this attitude she gives him courage."
She and Mrs. Harry New, wife of the
national chairman, have spent much
time and good money upon shop
ping excursions but not once have
they been seen worrying about the,
three days reception, with tea and
libitum, which will be given for the
cause of women's rights. Mrs. Frank
B. Kellogg, of St. Paul, has given
more thought to Chicago soot than to
suffrage, although Mrs. Lafayette
Young of Des Moines, wife of the dele-gate-at-large,
is more inclined, it is
said, to be ambitions for womankind.
Mrs. Thomas Hartigan. wife of one of
the national committeemen from the
Philippine Islands, and Mrs. H. B.
McCoy, wife of Colonel McCoy, also a
national committeeman from the
Philippines, will not be at the suf
frage teas, but Mrs. Deneen, wife of
the Illinois governor, will be a guest
of honor.
Stated That Hoosiers Will Be
First to Stand for Wiping
Out All Opposition Against j
Considerable Speculation on
This Question Due to Clash-"
es Which He Has Had With
Taft Machine-
(Special to Palladium.)
Indianapolis, June 13. A feature of
the political gossip that is now beinj
heard on all sides is so utterly differ
ent from that which was being hand
ed around a wek ago, that ft is more
than entertaining. It is all summed
up in the prediction that the so-called
violent opposition to the Taft pro
gram at Chicago will fade away and
that the Indiana delegation will lead
in a movement, to be organized not
later than Monday, which will favor
the wiping out of all opposition, the
acceptance of the national committee's
decisions on all contests and the prac
tically unanimous nomination of the
big war secretary.
This was the tenor of an Interview
given out by a member of Indiana's
delegation before the departure for
Chicago. He did not wish to stand
for his utterances, but he asserted that
the Taft managers neeMsnly show
that the thing' is cinched for their fa- i
vorite to make sure of a general
scramble to get on the hand wagon and
shout for Taft. Back of this move la
a very sensible motive. It Is argued
that the "field" supporters have shout
ed so loudly that the country, which Is
looking on, imagines that the republl-(
can party is to be split from end to
end If Taft Is chosen. This, even the
Fairbank cohorts say is erroneous.
They declare that the scrimmage at
Chicago has been magnified a thousand
times; that there is no intention of car
rying the battle beyond the rommlttes
and that the party will show a solid'
front for Taft when he Is selected for
the highest place In the party's gift.
As a matter of fact, It Is being fully ,
appreciated that the opposition to him
must quiet down, and trrready the par
ty leaders are rounding up the radicals
and advising them to be more cautious,
both in noise and action. Even the
Fairbanks organs over the state are
frankly admitting that It is all over but
the shouting, and things have settled
down to what appears to be a sort of
restrained second-the-motion roar for
Taft. f
And out of it all. cespite all former
utterances to the contrary, has come a
boom for Fairbanks for renomlnation
to the vice presidency. It is noticeable
that there has been a sudden stoppage
in the flat assertions that it is first
place or nothing for Indiana's favor
ite, and some of those who are going
to Chicago have been frank enough to
say that Fairbanks will be Induced to
take second place, if It can be shown
to him that it would be for the party'
good. So it need surprise nobody it .
the vice president should decide that
he feels compelled to permit the use of
his came for a renomlnation. Of
course, it would be a little humiliating,
perhaps, to be beaten for both first and
second places, but the Indiana boost
ers think there is little fear of such
a happening, and are ready for the
Didn't Like Hoodoo.
There was an amusing Incident Fri
day, when Col. Fred Gemmer, the gov
ernor's private secretary, started out
to make arrangements for sleeping car
space for Gov. Hanly and himself, both,
of whom left for the convention city
Friday night. At the ticket office he
was offered berths number 12 and 13.
The secretary scratched his head for
a moment, then objected. He didn't
like the hoodoo number. He said so
plainly, and the ticket agent pot busy
just as soon as Gemmer told him that
he wanted one of the berths for the
governor and the other for himself.
It was finally fixed up so that the two
were to occupy berths 12 and 14, and
Gemmer gave a sigh of re1it. The
two got away on the midnigf train,
the governor carrying his precious
speech nominating Fairbanks.
Wouldn't -It be surprising If that
speech should never be delivered?
This suggestion sounds odd. but a bet
was offered In Indianapolis more than
two weeks ago, and was not taken,
either, to the effect that the name of
Fairbanks would never be formally
presented to the convention for the
presidential nomination. This wager
would be In line with the harmony pro
gram that Is now uppermost in every
mind, but it seems hardly likely that
the desire to get Into the Taft band
wagon will be carried so far as to shut
off the prepared speeches, all of which
are to be veritable scdeechers. TJhere
are those who would be tickled to see
the oratorical governor robbed of his
opportunity to shine, however ruth
lessly it might be done, but tills zonsfe

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