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20th YEAR, NO. H5
Philadelphia, June 21. "Get into
the band waon", was tj ba the tip
for the opening of the convention and
delegates and spectators did their
utmost to follow the suggestion.
No other vice presidential caadilate
than Roosevelt waa evaa whUpered,
aod it waa the general opinion tba
not another candidate would receive
even a mention or a complimentary
The Kansas delegates displayed a
large placard over their station red-
lnfr "Kansas delegation First to
deolare for Governor Rooeevtlt."
Roosevelt arrived atl0:05 and though
he ran rapidly down the aisle with his
head bent to hide his ruddy counten,
ance. he was detected and cheered
After be gained his seat be was sur
rounded by the delegates who strug
glel to get a clasp of his hand.
Hanna received a flattering reoeptl. n
when he entered soon after Roosevel;
and the crowd of spectators in tbe'r
seats and in the galleries fairly went
wild when ex-Senator Q jay appeared
At 10:25 the crowd was overjoyed by
the sudden-appearance of another band.
which struck up a lively irarch juat as
the convention band concluded the Star
Spangled Banner. -
The new comers were musicians of
Canton, Ohio, the Grand Army band.
They proudly held aloft a banner an
nouncing the fact tbat they were from
The President's Home Town."
The opening scene was delayed by a
conference that was being held In the
aisle beside Roosevelt's chair. Quay,
Depew, Payne, and Roosevelt took
part while surrounding delegates stood
on chairs and craned their necks to
learn what was going on.
In the meantime Chairman Lodge
chatted amiably with prominent repub
licans on the platform, and the bands
play ad. The temperature in the ball
was higher than on any of the preced
ing dava. Lacktlv the Philadelphia
General Smith's
paper, bal thoughtfully placed fans cn
every seat and table.
The roll waa then called.
"Alabama yields to Ohio," said a
member of that delegation.
"The seoa'or from Ohio is recogniz
ed," came from Lodge.
Foraker arose. The crowd recogniz
ed him and lifted their voloes in a
friendly greeting that could be heard
over to wards.
Foraker wa3 pale, bat oiei soUc, and
was at his best. He wore a suit of
black tbat was relieved only by a
badge of red and blue with gold fringe
that hjnp cn his breast.
Slowly be presented McKlnley as
the choice of the entire country. Every
period was emphasized with a cheer.
Foraker began his spaech at 10:55
He said In part:
"Alabama yields to Ohio, tmi I thank
Al bama for the act. Alabama has so
yielded, howtvr, by reason of tba fact
that It gives Ohio a superfluous duty to
"Our candidate for president has
been already nominated. He wss
nominated by the distinguished sen
ator from Colorado when he took tem
porary charge of this convention. He
Wir nominated again by the distin
guished senator from Massachusetts
when be became permanent chairmaa
here, and he was nominated for the
third time when the distinguished, sen
ator from Indiana read the platform of
his party.
"He has already been nominated by
the whole of the American Deo pie.
From one end of the land to the other
there is but one name mentioned for
president on the republican ticket.
That mao is the first choice of every
Other man who wishes republican suc
cerB nest November.
"It Is, tierafora, not necessary to
speak of him here or elsewhere. He
ha already spoken for himself and to
all the world. His record Is replete
with achievements in peace and war;
of inspiring fidelity to duty and good
works accomplished.
"Four years ago the American peo
ple confided to him their highest and
most sacred trust. What has been the
result? When he entered office he
found business paralyzed an 1 he has
brought prosperity unprecedented to
this country. He found labor idle, he
gave it employ ment; he found despair
and gv2 the people prosperity nl
buoyant hopes, he found mills, shops,
and mines closed, and he opened them
to people everywhere.
He said the people had put to sleep
for ever in the catacombs of Amealcan
polities the 16 to 1 issue, along the
'Lost Cause.'
"The man already nominated by tie
convention has surmounted every
difficulty that ha ariser. He has
oponed the door of Ubinaand advanced
our interests in every land. But thia
not surprising. It was anticipated .
"When he was nominated four years
ago at St. Louis, we all knew he was
brave, able, faithful, and the greates
actievments were his in time of peace.
He never dreamed of war then. War
however, came in spite of all be could
do to avert It came upon us. We were
unprepared for war, but the Americans
met the sltution promptly, and there
had never been a brighter chapter In
our history than that.
"Our pre Bent chief executive has
shnwn his wisdom and his unequaled
diplomacy. In his bands the destinies
of the party will be carried to a
triumphant victory next November
(great cheering). I nominate for
president of the United States,
William McKinley, of the United
tLoU) by Parker.
A scene of wild enthusiasm followed
the mention of Mckinley's name at the
close of Foraker's speech. Delegates
and spectators were on their feet in
an instant. A roar of approval filled
the building, and the great crowd
vaved their fans and danced with de
light. In two minutes the demostra-
tlon seemed to die away, then it was
renewed again.
The yells were ear-splitting. Sud
denly there appeared from hundreds of
places red, white, and blue plumes that
were a feature of the nomination Fcenns
at St. Louis. Banners designating the
state delegations were torn from their
fastenings and waved in the air.
Kansas with iia Roosevelt banner
started towards the stage. All the
convention fell In line. Hawaii's ma
roon colored banner was the most con
spicuous in the line. The standard
bearers marched about the aisle and
then massed on the stage.
When the Hawaii delegation
reached the elevation American Hags
were draped by enthusiastic delegates
about the standard of the islands
Someone banded one of the long
plumes to Hanna. He waved it in
harmony. A chorus of cheers followed
and Hanna was the center of the de-moetratlon.
Two bands played with might and
main, but nothing could be heard of
tbem but tbe rumble of the bass
drums. Some of tbe delegates etruik
up "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah," ard
tbe cheers subsided for a minute
hile a chorus of a hundred voices
sang the familiar strains. It was a
tremendous scene.
For 17 minutes the demonstration con
tinued and when Chairman Lodge made
himself beard, the Qrstthlng he did was
to provoke another wild eoene by
recognizing Governor Roosevelt of
Dcoupse Sxij?
New York. .
Just as Roosevelt was getting perfect
quiet, in order to begin his sDueob, he
noticed a man with a camera prepar
ing to take a picture of the governor.
Leaning forward and pointing bis
finger at the men, Roosevelt cried out:
"Take that thing away."
Tee photographer hurriedly, left the
building and there was great mer
riment. Roosevelt began speaking at 11:28
Roosevelt said he arose to tecond the
nomination, o' William M-K c!?y,
(Cheers) "The president who had had
to face more important problems than
any presidant since Lincoln (cheer. )
and who faced them"
Four years ago the reput llcans bad
nominated McKinley, and it was bat a
short time before be became the can
didate, not only of the republican party,
but of all those who loved the national
honor (Applause).
"We appealed to the country to put
McKinley in the first place, so that the
country's honor might be upheld at
home and abroad. He was elected, and
this county has reached a pitch of
prosperity never before known.
"And so it ha? beea in our foreign
relations. The situation of affairs in
Cuba was such that a self respecting
nation could not allow It to continue.
President MoKicley faced this situ
ation bravely and wisely.
"He tried to induce Spain to leave
the western hemisphere peacefully.
The suggestion was ignored, and as a
result the country entered upon tbe
most brilliant and succcess.'ul foreign
war this generation has seen."
McKinley, Roosevelt west on to say,
was for hocesty at home and abroad
His policy has also brought happiness
and prosperity at home.
"We are on the threshold of a new
century", continued Roosevelt ; "Shall
America go backward?"
"No", came from all parts of tbe
" ATe do f ot stand in craven mood
crying aa we look on the contest. No,
we face the future with confidence,
convinced in our right acd believing
that wben pea.e has been restored we
will enter on an era such as has never
ieeo vouchsafed to any nation of man
Rrosevelt returned to his seat 'with
the New York delegation, with the
cheers of the crowd ringing in his ears. .
He was warmly congratulated b? De-
psir Ml oisjpi ". iaUars of the Saw
York delegation. . ,'
Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, was
then recognized. Thurstjn and Dele
gates Yerkes of Kentucky and Kolght
of California, all seconded the nomina
tion of McKinley.
Knight finished at 12:20, anl was fo!-
lovd on the speaker's platform by Gov-
Mount of Indiana. Just before the
governor was recognized the convention
showed its impatience for a vote by calls
of "Roll, roll."
Gov. Mount's sppeeoh was finished
at 12:35. Tbe tail end of his speech
was frequently interrupted by tbe
impatient crowd. 12:36 the convention
proceeded to nominate McKinley.
Tbe roll call then beao, and waa
continued to the end,
There was great applause when
Hawaii was called and cast her vote,
for the first time In an American con
vention. Tbii completed the list of
states, and after a short pause Chair
man Lodge announced that 926 votes
had been cast.
"Oat of these," saidh, " rt"lUiatn
McKinley has 926 votes. It is unanim
ous, aod this chair declares McKinley
the nominee for president (Great ap
plause). Chairman Lodge then announced
that the nomination of vice president
wa? in order, and recognized Young of
(Continued on 5 th page)
Rough Rider Bryan: "Well, If I pilot that combination to victory I'll be
wonder, sura." Pittsburg JDIspatch.
i'bulit by Baker.

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