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VOL, XXXIII SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, JUNE 25. 1908. NO. 44 REPUBLICANS NOMINATE TAFT y In Convention in Chicago—He Receives Nomination on the First Ballot Over Six Aspirants. ROOSEVELT'S SCHEDULE SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED The Vote By the Delegates Given Knox, Hughes, Cannon, Fairbanks, La Foliette and Foraker Was Small—Taft Nomination Was Blade Unanimous—Proceedings and Incidents of the Great Convention. Chicago, 111.—The national conven tion of the republican party to nomi nate its candidates for president and vice president and adopt Its platform was held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs day and Friday. On the first ballot Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio was nominated. Hij nomination was than made unanimous. The proceeds of the convention fol low : _ Tuesday. The convention was called to order <by Harry S. New of Indiana, chairman republican national committee, at 12:18 noon. After a flashlight picture had been taken of the convention Chairman New spoke as follows: “The hour has arrived for the repre sentatives of the republican party to meet in its fourteenth national conven tion at the end of almost twelve con secutive years of the most brilliant ad ministration In the history of the world. There are those present In this audience today who participated in the party's first convention and the accomplishments of that party within so brief a span as the life of men yet living are almost beyond belief. We are here to assert our pride in what has been done, to approve the achieve ments of the part and mtJae, espec ially to commend and endorse the ad ministration of Theodore Roosevelt and those policies which under his splendid administration have become known to the people of this land as tha politics of ‘square deal.’ ” His mention of the name of Presi dent Roosevelt was greeted with a chorus of cheers, which, however, was Quickly suppressed by the chairman. He Introduced Bishop Muldoon of Chicago, who recited the Lord’s prayer. Secretary John Maloy of Ohio read the call for the convention. At the conclusion or the reading oi me can Chairman New announced that the republican national committee had recommended Senator J. C. Burrows of Michigan for temporary chairman. Mr. Burrows was chosen among cheers from the Michigan delegates. He bowed his acknowledgment and step ed to the front of the platform and be , gan his ‘‘keynote’’ address. He spoke for one hour and ten minutes and among other things referred to the growth of the country during the past ministration. four years under the republican ad He referred briefly to the advance ment made In the nine great executive departments of the government. In referring to the proposed anti injunction plank in the republican platform, Senator Borrows stated. “The republican party has no sym pathy with that spirit which would di vest the courts of their constitutional powers or impeach their integrity.” This was greeted with probably the greatest demonstration of the first day’s session. Briefly he referred to tarlift revision, the recent financial dis turbance, the San Domingo Incident and the establishment of a merchant marine. In speaking of the latter sub eot he used the words "no flag will ake the place of the American flag, Dut the flag of American lndepen ience.” At this point the senator toncluded his speech and was greeted nrith a terrific applause. Lafayette B. Gleason of New York •ad the list of temporary officers rec >mmended by the republican commlt ee and the list was approved. ReprsentatV/e S. E. Payne of New fork offered the resolution that the xmventton be guided by the rules of invention or rour years ago, un •manently organized. It was i roll call of the states was dta wkth on motion of SenaAor and the'names of delegatee se to act on the different oommit Bre handed to the secretary. On of Senator DuPont of Delaware ivention adjourned at 2 p. m. to Vodnesday at 12 noon. Wednesday. ention called to order by Tem Ohalrman Burrows at 12:20 p. ivocation by Rev. William O. s of Chicago. y Dougherty of Ohio from the :tee on credentials, asked for tion and announced that corn had been in continual session rout the night and would be » present its report within an While waiting for this report vas a parade through the con i hall of local and visiting ug clubs. Senator Pulton of then presented the report and ient roll of the delegates. It opted In quick order, report of the committee on per organlzatlon was presented by an Charles F. Brooker of Con Convention Comment, call It a convention? Wouldn’t tion be more appropriate?— 3 Record-Herald, loubt Mr. Hitchcock is headed a cabinet position.—Washing ir. noiseless gun is a thunderclap some of the booms in Chicago. York American. platform makers for the Chlca rentlon will be unequal to their they fail to claim the abundant : that is promised as an achleve f the republican party—and the -Philadelphia Record. ■ neoticut, who announced Honorable Henry Calvert Lodge of Massachusetts as permanent chairman, and With this exception the temporary officers to be permanent officers. This announce ment was greeted by great applause. William H. Taft. Senator Lodge was escorted to the platform and began his speech to the convention. Mr. Lodge, trim, and business-like, looked as from a later generation than the white-haired retiring chairman. Hia voice, too, had that resonant New Elngland twang which made It ring out to the further corners of the gal leries. "The fervid fancy of an uneasy dream” was his indictment hurled against the visionary policies of oppo sition parties. The applause had hardly died away when Mr. Lodge launched his sentence which electrified the assemblage into its first real demonstration of wild enthusiasm. ‘‘The president,” exclaimed Mr. Lodge, “Is the best abused a ad most popular man in the United States to day.” This was the long-awaited signal. Instantly a shout broke from the gal leries, and was echoed back from the floor, at first only a tempest of de tached yells and cat-calls and shouts of “Teddy,” but gradually gathering force and volume until it swelled to a whirlwind of sound and motion, as delegates and spectators rose en masse, mounting chairs, waving ban ners, hats, handkerchiefs, flags, news papers—anything which could be seiz ed upon to aid turbulence to the scene. Amid the tumult the band struck up, but the clash of brass and drums was completely lost in the babble of sound wh'oh welled up from 14,000 throats. For the first minute Senator Lodge stood waiting to proceed, occasionally raising his hand for silence, only to awaken a defiant yell, twice louder than before. A full three-quarters of an hour had passed in this bewildering confusion of eight and sounds. For a time fear was felt by some that a stampede was imminent. But the political generals were glad to give the pent-up enthu siasm of the multitude this outlet of expression, and at no time was there the slightest apprehension among them that the well-devised plans would miscarry by some over-power ing movement. Frank H. Hitchcock, the Taft manager, moved about the floor, smiling as the tumult was at its height “The cheers for Roosevelt today wl’l ko fnn Taft 4/\niAi>rniir ” aoM hn wUh confidence. With the subsiding of the Roosevelt storm, Senator Lodge completed his stirring speech, and then the conven tion turned to the reports of the other committees. That on rules and order of business brought a majority report against the resolution offered by James Francis Burke of Pennsylvania reducing the representation of states to a basis of the republican votes cast 1 by those states. Mr. Burke presented a minority report, in which seventeen of the states concurred. A sharp contest occurred on this question, bringing for the first time before the convention some of its best known orators, including Burke of Pennsylvania, Governor Wilson of Kentucky, Kiefer of Ohio, ex-Governor Herrick of Ohio, Remmel of Arkansas, Buckingham of Illinois, Wadsworth of New York, Mudd of Maryland, ex-Gov ernor Warmouth of Louisiana, and the negro from Georgia, Henry Johnson. The resolution was finally defeated by the close vote of 506 against 471. 8enator Warren of Wyoming,, moved that a recess be taken until 9 o’clock Wednesday night. Governor Fort, of New Jersey, offered an amendment! The republicans in Chicago, what ever their feelings may be, realize that they must reconcile themselves to the fact that the guide of the na tional convention will be "the voice on the phone" and that the white house program will be put through -on roller skates.—New Orleans 8tates. Senator Burrows' speech reads very much like that part of a president’s message which deals with the work of the various executive departments.— Chattanooga Times. If Insurgent Cannon could only han dle things in Chicago as he does in j _the^ house! —Augusta Chronicle. making the hour 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The amendment was adopt ed, and the convention adjourned. Thuraday. The third day’s session of the con vetnlon most of the delegates were tardy la arriving. It was 10:17 before all were seated and Chairman Lodge called the convention to order. Rev. John Wesley Hill of New York city opened the session with prayer. Senator Hopkins was recognized by the chairman and presented the ma jority report on the platform of the republican party to the convention. When the anti-injunction plank was read the words "Integrity of the courts" brought forth applause. There were criee of “no, no,” when the sug gestion was made that necessity ex isted for a change In the present man ner of issuing injunctions. However, the conclusion of the reading of the plank was generously applauded. Lit tle attention was paid by the delegates to the remaining planks of the plat form and during the reading the dis cussion among themselves of the antl injunotlon plank aeenjed to be occupy ing their time. The reading of the ma jority report on platform was finely concluded. The minority report disagreeing In regard to the tariff, trusts, railroads! Injunction and trials in contempt cases was presented by Representative Cooper. As a substitute be offered the platform known as the "La Folette Platform." On vote the majority re port on the platform was adopted. “The next 'business is the presen tation of names of candidates for the office of president of the United States,” said Chairman Lodge at 12:45 p. m., and there was a great cheer. "The clerk will call the roll.” The clerk ran rapidly down the list of states and there was no response until Illinois was reached. Then Representative Boutell of Illi nois swept to the platform to nominate Speaker Cannon. The enthusiastic cheers were quick ly hushed as Mr. Boutell held up his hand for attetnion, and began his ad dress. Just as Mr. Boutell commenced his address Chairman Lodge yielded the gavel to Senator Heybum of Idaho. The mention of the name of Presi dent Roosevelt by the speaker called out a burst of cheers which soon died away, however. The mention of the name of Cannon was the signal for an uprising of the Illinois delegation. They mounted their chairs for a few seconds, cheer ed and sat down inside of a few sec onds. Here and there throughout the hall a flag of handkerchiefs was raised, six or seven of the New York delega tion joining in. Illinois cheered in loyal fashion, but Its following was scant and the entire demonstration was over in exactly two minutes. Cannon's nomination was seconded by Representative Fordney of Mich igan. Governor Hanley of Indiana was next given the floor and nominated Vice President Fairbanks. He had difficulty in getting attention of the delegates. Mayor Bookwalter of In dianapolis seconded Falrbank’s nomi nation, taking occasion to censure the delegates and the audience for inatten tion during the nominating speech. Then General Steward L. Woodford arose to nominate Governor Hughes. He was cheered lustily by members of the New York delegation, in which several other sections of the hall Joined. There was no seconding speech for Governor Hughes and the roll call was resumed. "Ohio!” called the clerk. The response was electric. Ohio gave a yell, the neighboring delega tions except Illinois and Indiana fol-! lnwAd on And fnr a hrlflf npriod t.hfl ! uproar was deafening. Representative Theodore E. Burton ; of Cleveland, the chosen orator for Taft, walked to the front of the plat- \ form, in the midst of another wild demonstration from the Ohio delegates and their friends. As Mr. Burton neared the end ol hie speech a perfect stillness pervaded the chamber. He assured his hearers that i whether In war or in peace, Secretary Taft, a« chief magistrate, would guide the destinies of the nation “with a strong hand and with a gentle, patriot- j 1c heart ‘‘And so,” said he, “today, In the presence of ten thousand persons, and the Inspiring thought of the well-nigh ten thousand times ten thousand who dwell within our- borders, I name for the presidency that perfect type of American manhood, the peerless repre leutative of the noblest ideas In our national life—William H. Taft!" George A. Knight of California sec onded Taft’s nomination. Chairman Burrows Interrupted the regular order of business long snough to introduce to the convention Henry Baker of Minnesota, and James D. Conner of Indiana, two gray-beard ed veterans of the party, who were delegates to the first republican con vention In 1866. Messrs. Baker and Conner were greeted with continuing i rounds of applause as they stepped to the front of the platform and bowed their acknowledgments. Ex-Mayor Seth Low of New York was mentioned in connetclon with the vice presidential nomination early In the convention. ... ] ' t » Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio was nomirigt-ed bf 0. B. McCoy oi Coshocton, Ohio. W, 0. Emery of Macon, Ga., a ne fro, made the seconding speech tot enator Foraker. Senator Philander C- Knox of Penn sylvania was nominated by Robert 3. Murphy. The seconding speech in -be half of Senator Knox was made by Jas. Scarlett of Danville, Pa. Senator LaFollette was nominated by Mr. Henry F. Coleman of Milwau kee. After calling the remainder of the states, with no response, -the chair man announced the nominations clos ed. The vote was taken and William H. Taft of Ohio was nominated on the first ballot. Nine hundred and seventy-eight votes were cast as follows: Taft.702 Knox ....... 68 Hughes. 67 Cannon ........ 68 Fa'irbanks .... 40 LaFollette . . . j. 25 Foraker.16 Roosevelt ...... 3 “Hurrah for Taft!” went up with such force that It shook the "building. The band played “The Star Spangled Banner” and the crowd Joined in sing ing the national ar hem. General Woodford of New Y*rk and Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania moved the nomination of William H. Taft be made unanimous. Mr. Bouteli of Il linois seconded the motion, which was put by the chairman and carried with a shout. It was on motion of Senator r ui UUU VI kune kuc wuivukivu took a recess at 5:22 p. m. until Frk day at 10 a. m.__ THE REPUBLICAN^PUITFORM. Has Flank an Every Subject of National Importance. The new platform of the republican party was adopted by the conveniton Thursday. The platform’s first new paragraphs deal with the history and achievements of the republican party, saying it has reached the highest ad vancement under the leadership of Roosevelt. It refers to the opportunity for all people under our government and speaks of the revival of business and commends congress for the recent leg islation. Under pledges for the future, the following planks are given: Tariff bureaus for revision by spe cial session following the Inaugura tion of the president. Favors fixing the maximum and minimum rates to be administered by the president under limitations. Currency—Approves the Vreeland bill as an emergency measure and de clares for a new system for affording more elasticity. Postal Savings—Favors the estab lishment of postal savings banks. Trusts—Amendments to the Sher man law giving the ioderal govern ment greater supervisli u. Secure greater publicity in manage ment of corporations. Railroads—Goverame ;t employes pledge tc the laws fi*> the safety of employes. Wage Earners—Effort to lighten their burden by Increased opportunity for labor where possible. The republican party will at all times uphold the authority and In tegrity of the courts, state and fed eral, and will ever insist that their powers to enforce their process and to protect life, liberty and property shall be preserved Inviolate. We be lieve, however, the rules of procedure In the federal courts, with respect to issuance of the writ of injunction, should be more accurately defined by statute end that no Injunction or tem porary restraining order should be is sued without notice except irreparable injury would result from delay, in which case a speedy hearing; thereaf ter should be granted.” Rural Delivery—Favors the exten sion of free rural delivery of malls. Rights of the Negro—Condemn all devices that have tor their real aim the disfranchisement of negroes. Natural Resources—Indorse the movement Inaugurated by the admin istration for conservation of natural resources. Army and Navy—Preparedness for war. Insuring peace. Protection Americans Abroad—Com mend the administration for the effort to protect American citizens abroad. FrtAnftlnn nf FnrAien Comm A PC A— Steps (or increasing merchant marine. Veterans—Increased pension* for veterans of all wars. Other planks favor the establish ment of g bureau of mine* and min ing, greater efficiency in health agen cies. It is recommended that the hun dredth anniversary of Llncoda'* birth, February 12, 1909, be observed as a patriotic holiday. The platform ends with a reference to the difference between republican and democratic principles of govern ment. FRANK E. HITCH (JOCK, Taft’s campaign manager. New York delegates were placed in an unsettled and somewhat embar rassing position—pledged to the sup port of Governor Hughes for the pres idential nomination, but more or les* openly desirous, as far as the persena] preference of most ot the delegates Is concerned, of securing the nomina tion of Representative Sherman for vice president. Every precaution for quick egress In case of emergency was taken at the convention hall. Exits were numer ous and plainly marked and a tunnel led out of the building from the cen ter of each section of seats. HARRY 8. NEW, Of Indiana. He called the Convention to order. LIFE OF WILT1AM B. TAFT. Born of DUtinguUhed Parentage He Had Every Opportunity for Succose. In the campaign in support of Wil liam Howard Taft for the presidency, there was no opportunity to arouse popular enthusiasm by appeals to that sort of sentiment which finds its ba sis and inspiration In admiration for -the man who comes from most humble beginnings to positions of eminence and trust. He did not follow the plow to his boyhood. He was no railsplltter in his early manhood. He never trod the paths of the canal. He never pon dered affairs of state and destiny while working at the mechanic's bench or whV.e plying the tailor’s needle. No eloquent campaign orator can arouse enthusiastic crowds by pointing to Mr. Taft as an illustration of what may be accomplished by the poor boy who makes his own way in the world, be comes a “self-made man” and then is presented as a candidate for public support and public office. Mr. Taft -began life with every ad vantage given to the son of affluance and refinement. It Is, of course, to his credit that affluence and refine ment did not spoil him, as so many boys in similar circumstances have been spoiled, ills antecedents were of a line of scholars and careful, hon est, money-making and successful pro fessional gentlemen. His grandfather was an honored lawmaker and after ward even more honored judge in New England. When William H. Taft was born, his father had already attained a pos'jlion of prominence at the bar in Ohio. The father, the Honorable Al fonso Taft, became a judge, went into Grant’s cabinet and finally rounded out his public career in the diplomatic service, serving as minister to Austria and afterwards as minister to Russia. In 1874, young Taft entered Yale. As a matter of course, he was known, at first, merely as the son of one of the distinguished men of the nation. Soon, however, he established a record for himself as a young man of highest ability, sterling honesty and wide di versity of talents. Outside of his rep utation as the son of his father, he first attracted attention as an ath lete. For a time, he gave consider able attention to athletics. But he had earned exemption from the more im perative demands of field sports and he became one of the most earnest and successful students. Just before he became of age, he finished his univer sity course and was graduated second in a class of 120 members. Mr. Taft entered at once upon the study of law, meantime securing a con siderable amount of experience as re porter. He was graduated from the Cincinnati law school in 1880 and soon after entered upon the practice of his profession. From that time to this, his career has been a continued course of honor, success and preferment. His first public office was the position of assistant prosecuting attorney of Ham ilton county, Ohio. His subsequent offices were: Collector of internal rev enue, judge of superior court, solicitor general of the United States under President Harrison, judge of the Sixth federal district, governorgeneral of the Philippines, finally becoming secre tary of war January 1, 1904. In point of historic Interest, the placing of Mr. Taft’s name at the head of the republican national ticket marks the practical closing of the pub lic usefulness hi high positions of the great majority of the soldiers of civil war days. In the relations of personal and do mestic life, Mr. Taft is a model of all &2s upright, honest, devoted and He hps a most interesting y and leads a life of most com plete domestic happiness. In 1886 he married Mies Helen Herror, daughter of the Honorable John W. Herror, of Cincinnati. They have three children. Mr. Taft entered upon the canvas3 for the presidency equipped by his character, splendid physique, fine scholarship, broad experience in gov ernment affairs' and intimate acquain tance with the duties of the position for which he aspires. He possesses the confidence'of the country, as a man of high character, of purity of private life and remarkable success in his public career. While his nomination has been practically forced upon him his party .by President Roosevelt, there is not the least conclusive evi dence that, were the matter left to the cool Judgment of party leaders and de cided upon the basis of popularity and availablllay, Mr. Taft would have suc ceeded in a race for the nomination. However, if Taft shall be elected, he is likely to make a good president, honest in purpose, persistent in effort, successful in securing a large share of popular confidence and maintaining the dignity of his elevated position. Asher C. rflndsT parliamentarian of the convention, acts as coach on parli amentary tangles for Speaker Cannon Ip the house of representatives, and is rated as the best authority on parlia mentary procedure in the country. His experience and knowledge of prece dents were of the greateet value to the presiding officer. Secretary Malloy’s pronunciation of Hawaii during the reading of the call Tuesday caused some merriment. He called it "Haw-waw," and every time he said it the delegates expressed their approval by laughter and a rip ple al ttiMtlauae. I thT Duke Mercantile Comp’y DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Furniture, Boots, Shoes and Hats. s . _ _ Shelf and Heavy Hardware, tinware, Lrock eryware and Glasswarf. j _____ r. ■ , ■ ■ —I Agent Vi/ A fine assortment of Cof for the Celebrated fin*. Caskets and Under taker’s Supplies cons Studebaker Wagons, tantiy in stock. Give us a call. We will do all in our power to please. The Duke Mercantile Comp’y Scooba, Mississippi. The marriage license law In Illinois has brought out incidents unusual, one of which was the marriage of two pau pers, who had not money enough for the license. The Chicago Journal says: The prospective bridegroom ex plained that they did not have money enough to pay for one, but he wanted to get married because that was the day set before he lost his job. Then the sympathetic policemen went into their pockets and contributed $10, the marriage was performed and the cou ple went away rejoicing. The police men and the judge who performed the ceremony should all be fined for a lack of common sense. Marriage presupposes ability to support the family, and any couple that does not possess that ability and has not even money enough to pay $2 for a license should be prevented from Instead of encouraged into matrimony. The man who cannot pull his own weight has _ ■ _1_ 1 ___I m . UV * iftuv vv «-uuv *• iuiu Lika boat. La Semalne Litteralre of Geneva, recently Invited Its readers to express their opinions as to what is needed for the betterment of the human fam ily. The men were asked to say what they wished for women and the wom en what they wished for men. The an swers from the men, notes the New York Tribune, showed that 75 out of 100 wanted women to remain “just as they are.” A small percentage asked equal rights for them; many wished for them "good husbands and happy, healthy families.” One humorist wished for “his sisters” “more brains and less hat.” Of the women not one wished the men to remain as they are. They asked for a fuller measure of all the virtues which they missed In the lords of creation—common sense, hon esty, modesty, appreciation of the good qualities of women, a cure for avarice and a new code of ethics sim ilar to the one laid down for women -* The possibility of premature buriai is recognized as a real danger, by the New Ytyk Sun, and authenticated in oittmjts ui it aie uu icvwu tu oum cient number to operate powerfully on the popular imagination. None of the tests provided for in the bill Is of such a nature as to arouse the opposition of surviving kinsmen or friends. It seems, indeed, a highly proper enact ment. Were such a law enforced in any state and only one premature bur ial prevented by its operation similar statutes would be found soon on the books of every state. 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