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THE PERRYSBURG, P., JOURNAL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1012.
,,u LAUDS COL ROOSEVELT FIRE RIES S PRENDERGAST PLACES TEDDY'S NAME IN NOMINATION. NEW YORKER AND CALIFORNIA MAN ARE STANDARD BEAR ERS OF PROGRESSIVES. Says Rough Rider Ha3 Fought the Most Vicious Forcc3 In American Life and Conquered Them. t, BRICE'S CROSSROADS BATTLE RQOSEVELTAND ii.r'n i n nvs. . OPJJIgfesS Hr AHSU K 7 v 'l 1 n u A - I NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION Candidates for President and Vice President of United States Make ' Speeches Accepting Honor Conferred on Them. Chicago. Without tho taking of a single ballot, after breaking tho record for demonstrations, after introducing women for tho first time as a forco in national politics, the na tional Progressive convention ad journed August 7, having named Theo dore Roosevelt for tho presidency and Hiram W. Johnson for tho vice presi dency. Tho nominations followed the adoption of a platform that marked a now era In progrcssivoness for polit ical documents. H. W. JOHNSON With uplifted hand, In reverent at titude, Theodore Roosevelt, maintain ing all tho solemnity aud impressive ness of one subscribing to an oath of office and in tho presence of 15,000 people, accepted from tho national convention of the Progressives the nomination for president of tho Unit ed States. "I have been president," Col. Roose velt said, slowly, and with deop feel ing, "I have seen much of life, but by far tho greatest honor that has come to me is to be called by you to tho leadership of this great movement In American history. Pleoges Self to Reforms. "I appreciate that this is the great est opportunity that can come to any man If he has the stuff in him to do something that is for tho common good. "I pledgo my word to do evorything I can, to put every particle of courage and of good sense that I have at your disposal, and to live up to the obli gation you have put upon me, and to carry out, as far as I may have the power, tho policies to which you have solemnly dedicated yourselves and the people whom you represent." Col. Roosevelt stepped aside and Hiram W. Johnson, California's mili tant Progressive executive, took his place under tho sounding board in Chicago's Coliseum, and with ringing voice accepted the nomination for the Vice presidency. "I enlisted long since," he said, "for this war for humanity. It's your fight and humanity's fight and I must ac cept any pla.ee you accord mo with grateful heart In this now era under the new creed of a fair deal for all humanity. All tho virility, all the force and all the fighting strength I huve will be employed in tho struggle. I'd rather go down to defeat with Theo dore Roosevelt thau to victory with any other presidential candidate." And then the great audience sang "Prnlso God From Whom All Bless ing l'low." JUDGE BEN D. LINDSEY. bconded Nominations cf Roosevelt and Johnson. rho Progrossivo conyentlon bogan Ih hymn and prayer, closed with lology and benediction. In the 30 days which havo elapsed a new Ional party lino been born, a decla im of principles adopted unlike Platform over before produced by partisan organization In tho num atr' character of the doctrluer Chicago. Placing Col Roosevelt la nomination for tho presldoncy, Con troller William A. Prondergast of Now-York said: "This great gathering owes Its being to a- mighty protest against those who havo poisoned the wells of tho democracy. Tho platform you have adopted today says to the Amer ican people: 'Wo recognize the social and Industrial Issues of tho time. Wo present remedies for them. You can not expect relief from either of tho old parties.' But experience tolls us thnt conquering is slow unless tho le gions are led by one whoso qualities of leadership are equal to tho task of molding public opinion and establish ing a new epoch in Amcricin history.. Such leadership is personified in him whose name I present to you, My candidate is a national asset. In this momontous period of political doubt there Is no man who presents such credentials as his. He has fought tho most vicious forces In American life 1 and conquered them. Ho surrendered the presidency in the hope that other hands would prosecute successfully what ho did not have tlmo to finish. That test has been treated with in termitton loyalty and largely left un done. While others talked ho acted. "My candidate is tho 'man coura geous. Where the people's interests have been menaced he has known no fear and asked no quarter. It is in evitable that a man who has aroused the bitterest hatred of the mighty of finance should have raised up enemies who seek to destroy him. He is the only man in public life today of whom they have any genuine fear. To such a leader the hearts of millions of Americans turn In this national crisis. Such a leader they ask you to give them. As the crusaders of old pledged themselves to God and coun try, so do we .consecrate our lives to the service of that enduring democ racy, and as the leader In this cru sade I present to you America's greatest statesman and lion-hearted citizen Theodore Roosevelt." championed and in the emphatic "pledges made to the people, and a ticket nominated which In its person nel Joins the Atlantic seaboard with the Golden Coast. ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE. Temporary and Permanent Chairman of Convention. Tho formal organization of the new party was not effected until the after- j noon, when the report of tho rules and order of business was adopted by the 1 rnnvfntniii. The rules provided for a basis of national convention representation proportionate to the voting strength of tho party in each state and district, as well as for the election of dele gates in such a way that there would bo no contests for national commit tors to pass upon. They further pro vided that public officers appointed by tho president of the United States could not sit in national committees. Tim organization will herenftor bo ofCcitiUy known as tho "Progressive party," tho word "national" being eliminated by the rules which were adopted by tho committee. Teddy Placed-ln Nomination. Col. Roosevelt was placed in nomi nation for president of tho United States on the Progressive ticket by William A. Prendergast of New York. At the conclusion of his speech thero was au ovation for Roosevelt which continued 45 minutes. Seconding speeches were then mado by Judge Llndsoy of Colorado, Jano Addams of Chicago and others. John M. Parker of Louisiana then took the platform to nominate Gov. Hlrara W. Johnson of California for vlco president. Parker's speech was brief and when iio concluded a demonstration for Johnson was begun. , Mcdlll McCormlck from tho plat form led the cheers for Johnson. After about 15 minutes of noise Bav erldgo restored quiet and Judge Ben Llndsey of Colorado was recognized to second tho nomination of Jchnson. Llndsey, who had himself been men tioned for vlco president, was greeted with a long cheor. James R. Qarflold of Ohio rose to second Johns.on's nomination. COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT PLATFORM OFTHE ADVOCADTES POLITICAL, INDUS- TRIAL, COMMERCIAL, SOCIAL AND TARIFF REFORMS. RECALL OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS A Living Wage and the Establish ment of Minimum Wage Commis sions by Nation and States Sound, Elastic Currency. Chicago. The platform adopted at tho national convention of the Progressive party advocates polit ical, industrial, agrarian, commercial and social conservation and tariff re forms. It is in the form of a "con tract with tho people" and was most ly written by Col. Roosevelt. The platform opens thus: "A Covenant With the People." "The conscience of the people, In a time of grave national problems, has called into being a new party, born of tho nation's awakened sense of justice. We of the Progressive party here dedicate ourselves to the fulfillment of the duty laid upon us by our fathers to maintain that gov ernment of the people, by the people and for the people, whose foundation they laid. f "This country belongs to the people who. inhabit it. Its resources, its business, its institutions and its laws should bo utilized, maintained or al tered in whatever manner will best promote the general interest. It Is time to set the public welfare In the first place." The platform deals with "the old parties," which it characterizes .is "tho tools of corrupt interests which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposesr "Tho deliberate betrayal of Its trust by the Republican party," it contin ues, and "the fatal incapacity of the Democratic party to deal with tho nev issues of the new time, have compelled tho people to forge a new instrument of govornment" In tho Progressive party. A paragraph headed "A Covenant With the People" says: "This declaration Is our covenant with the people, and we hereby bind the party and Its candidates In state and nation to the pledges made here in." Principal Planks In Platform. Tho principal planks advocated: Woman's suffrage. National presidential primaries. Election of United States senators by popular vote. Provision for a short ballot. A stringent corrupt practices act, which shall apply to primaries as well as elections. Publicity of campaign contributions during the campaign. Recognition of tho right of tho peo ple of a state to secure to themsolves tho initiative, tho referendum and tho recall. Development of methods for mak ing it easier to get rid of an incompe tent judge. Recall of Judicial Decisions. Recall of Judicial decisions and tho creation of machinery for making eas ier the amo'ndmont of tho national and state constitutions. All employers to fllo wage scales and other data as tho public element In Industry demands. Extension of rural froe delivery and favoring good roads. A living wago and the establish ment of minimum wage commissions by the nation and states. Immediate establishment ot mini mum wage standards for women. PROGRESSIVE PARTY Establishment of standards of com pensation for industrial accidents and deaths and for occupational diseases. Prohibition of night labor of women and children. Prohibition of the employment of women more than 48 hours per week. Laws providing for one day o rest in seven. Three shifts of eight hours in con tinuous industries. Protection of Children. Prohibition of the premature em ployment of children. Provision for insurance against haz ards of sickness, accident, invalidism and old age. Strengthening and efficient enforce ment of pure food laws. Establishment of federal depart ment in which shall be combined all agencies relating to public health. Revival of the Country Life com mission and co-operation by the gov ernment with the farmer to mako the farm more productive. Rural Banking and Credits. Provision for rural banking and rural credits. Strengthening of tho anti-trust law. Creating of a national industrial commission with full power to regu late and control all features of the great industrial corporations. Remodelling of patent laws and pre vention of use of patents as tools of monopoly. Establishment of a parcels post on the zone principle. Strengthening of the interstate commerce law, especially as regards railroads. JAMES R. GARFIELD. Seconded Nomination of Johnson. Sound and elastic currency reform guarded against use for any specu lative purposes. Two Battleships a Year. Extension of rural free dollvcry and favoring good roads. Opening of coal and other resources of Alaska to development at once un der homestead plan. Natuml resources of country should bo consc-ved for benefit of all the people. Providing for two battleships a year. Improvement of waterways. Panama canal, built and paid for by American people, must be used pri marily for their benefit. Protectlvo tariff which shall equal ize conditions of competition between United States and friendly countries both for tho farmer and manufacturer and which shall maintain for labor an adequate standard of living. Graduated Inheritance Tax. Graduated lnhoritanco taxes favor ing ratification of ponding amend ment to constitution giving tho gov ernment power to lovy Income tax. Enforcement of civil service act In letter and spirit and legislation, bringing unaor competitive system postmasters, collectors, marsballs and all other nonpolltlcal officers. Establishment of u department of labor with a seat in tho cablir& Prominent Part Taken by Third Iowa Cavalry In Battle and Retreat Many Were Killed. In answer to Comrado Riley I will give a condensed report from Colonel Noblo (Third Iowa cavalry) to Adju tant General Baker of Iowa, writes W. E: Harden of Portland, Ore., In th National Tribune, which ought to sat isfy him as to tho part the cavalry took at Brico's Crossroads: "Headquarters Third Iowa cavalry, Near Memphis, Tenn, August 9, 1804. "Sir: I havo the honor to report as to tho part taken by the Third Iowa cavalry in tho expedition unaer Gen. Sturgis. Approaching Brlce's Cross roads at 11 a. m., this command went into line of battle by battalion on tho right of tho main road, and soon after the artillery opened In front We then advanced beyond Brlce's about 500 yards. After forming In lino with tho balance of the brigade the cavalry was dismounted and tho horses sent to tho rear. Soon after we became heavily engaged with tho enemy, and held them In check for an hour. On the left of our brigade tho enemy was driven back three different times. At this juncture my whole command was re lieved by regiments of Infantry, and was retiring when tho Infantry became engaged. We formed a new line in their rear, rather than to appear to leave them in an emergency. "The contest lasted but a Bhort tlmo after this, and the enemy was hotly pressing his victory, and we took a second position, mounted, to protect the retreating column. A column of squadrons was again formed facing the enemy and retired by alternate squadron, keeping the enemy in check. "Our greatest difficulty was to cross the swamp in our rear, and in It were caught most of the artillery and train of the army. Arriving at Stubba' plan tation, we rested from 11 p. m. to 2 a, m., when we again moved toward Ripley, holding the rear. At Ripley I found the Infantry filling the streets, and was notified that the enemy was about to attack on the left. I formed a column of squadrons, faced to the rear, and at the same time was or dered to support tlje Fourth Iowa cav alry, tnen in action, deploying a bat talion, I ordered it to the rear, and at the same time pushed forward anoth er battalion in column to hold the road of retreat for the other troops. My ad- We Formed a New Line In the Rear. vanco in line was made under severe fire, but officers and men were cool and kept a steady line. The enemy was checked and the position held un til hie object attained. Then General Grierson ordered me to retire. "To retire wa3 difficult, for the ene my, having no resistance elsewhere, were flanking as well as pressing from tho rear. Their fire was redoubled as we moved again upon tho road. In this stand wo lost several men. Much re lief was given to the infantry regi ments who were retiring from Riploy, and tho enemy did not escape without punishment; his flag was seen to fall three times under our fire and many of bis men were killed and wounded. Platoon after platoon was thrown out right and left along the road, present ing a front to tho rebels. This method of defense was continued throughout tho day. A cavalry force and an In fantry command Anally appeared and gave my regiment temporary relief. But the enemy, still pressing the cav alry, failed to hold their place, and a portion of the Infantry was thrown in to confusion and captured. Colonel Thomas, commanding the Infantry, ap plied to mo for relief, and I formed another battalion line, supporting it with several squadron placed at advan tageous points. The Infantry passed through my line, and I was once more contending with tho enemy. I was finally relieved by tho Fourth Iowa cavalry. The losses in my regiment were 62 killed, wounded and prisoners. John W. Noble, Colonel, Third Iowa cavalry. Trying Situation. "Well, Mike, I'm afraid it's ull up with Barney Hennegan. He's to bo shot at sunrlso." "Yes, an It's sorry 01 am for tho poor devil. Ol don't think he'll live thyu the ordheal." && That's the kind Lib-by's- There isn't an other sliced dried beef like it. Good? It's the inside cut of the finest beef sliced to wafer thinness. If Sliced Dried Beef stands supreme. The tasty dishes one can make with it are almost numberless. Let's see ! There's creamed dried beef, and but just try it. Then you'll know I Always Insist on Libby'3 Don'taccopt"ajustasBood.' From reli3h to roast, from condiment to conserve, tho quality of Llbby's Ready-tc-Scrvo Poods ia always superior. And they don't cost ono whit more than the ordinary kinds.i Pat up in nterilizcd glass or tin containers At Every Grocers Libby, McNeill & Libby Chicago Expect Big Sale of Red Cross Seals. The campaign for selling Red Cross seals this year will be carried on In practically every stato and territory In tho United States, and even in Porto Rico, the Canal Zone, Hawaii and Phil ippine islands. No less that 100,000 volunteer agent3, including depart ment, tfrug and other kinds of stores, motion picture theaters, Individuals, and others, will bo engaged in tho work. Before the sale is completed, it is expected that at least 100,000,000 seals will have been printed and dis tributed, besides several million post ers, display cards and other forms of advertising literature. Prize Winner. "What are these cups for?" asked a well-dressed man of a jeweler; point ing to some lovely silver cups on tha counter. "These are race cups to be given as prizes." "If that's so, suppose you and I race for one?" And the stranger, with the cup in his hand, started, the jeweler after him. The stranger won tho cup. KeyBtone. Consistent. "Your friend is very particular about conformity In all things. Isn't he?" "Yes, indeed. When he went on his laBt spreo the family wore in mourn ing and ho saw only black snakes." Corrected. "Isn't that lady attenuated In form?" "Do you think, so? Now, I'd call her real thin." HOW MANY OF US Fall to Select Food Nature Demands to Ward Off Aliments? A Ky. lady, speaking about food, says: "I was accustomed to eating all kinds of ordinary food until, for some reason, indigestion and nervous prostration set In. "After I had run down seriously my attention was called to tho neces sity of some change in my diet, and I discontinued my ordinary breakfast and began using Grape-Nuts with a good quantity of rich cream. "In a few days my condition changed in a remarkable way, and I bgan to have a strength that I had never been possessed of before, a vigor of body and a poise of mind that amazed me. It was entirely new In my experience. "My former attacks of indigestion had been accompanied by heat flashes, and many times my condition was dis tressing with blind spells of dizziness, rush of blood to the head and neural Sic pains in tho chest. "Since using Grape-Nuts alone for breakfast I have been freo from these troubles, except at times when I have Indulged in rich, greasy foods In quan tity, then I would bo warned by a pain under the left shoulder blade, and unless I heeded tho warning the old trouble would como back, but when I finally got to know where these trou bles originated I returned to my Grape Nuts and cream and tho pain and dis turbance left very quickly. "I am now la prime health as a result of my uso of Grape-Nuts." Name glvon by Poatum Co., Battla Crook, Mich. "There's a reason," and It Is ex plained in tho llttlo book, "Tlfo Road to Wellvllle," In pkgs. Cver rend tfco aboTe letter r A new due appear from time to time. Tbey re genuine, true, Sad full ot buinu UtcxcaU 4rJsf B itih HW'l 1 ill