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gHesdaj August Sixth, 1912.
Col. Roosevelt's Speech
'N HIS "confession of faith," which he declares he wrote with greater pleasure
than any other speech in his life, Theodore Roosevelt states his belief in a
good many doctrines that are already practiced in many of the states, espe
cially Republican states, and also a good many doctrines that have long been part
of the Republican national code. A large part of his speech refers most remotely,
if at all, to national matters, but relates to topics that, under the national consti
tution, are left to the states to handle for themselves.
Wherein he departs from the well understood principles and aims of the na
tional Republican party, he not only inclines to a radicalism that is ill considered,
but he also handles the more delicate questions with kid gloves, fearing to an
tagonize too many possible partisans at' once.
For the Democratic party and the Democratic program, he has nothing but
contempt and derision. Repeatedly he declares in his speech that the Democratic
program is nearly a century behind the times, and that if an attempt should be
made seriously to enforce the demands of the Democratic platform, it would mean
quick and total ruin of business and industry. Republican policies he does not
condemn quite so sweepingly, but for the "bosses" of the two parties he expresses
equal contempt and defiance. Both parties, says he, are outgrown and dead, as
political organizations, and he seeks to organize a new party that will be vitally
in touch with the movements and .thought of the day, not deadened and rendered
ineffective by selfish or inefficient leaders.
The platform of the new party, says Roosevelt, will be a "contract with the
people," which the new party will feel as honorably bound to fulfil as if it were
legally enforceable. On the whole, the speech is exceedingly restrained for Koose
velt and is not at all sensational. It reads just like an "Outlook" editorial. It
covers many subjects, but does not try to exhaust any of them. The more diffi
cult problems are passed ovsr hurriedly and superficially. Ways and means, m
the newly chosen paths, are serenely ignored.
Most striking of all the attitudes he assumes in his "keynote" speech is his an
tagonism to the courts, that is manifested all through the speech antagonism,
that is, to the courts as now constituted and to their status under the national con
stitution. Roosevelt seeks to overturn the entire present system of courts finally
interpreting legislative acts, and he would have "the people" by popular vote re
verse court decisions interpreting the fundamental law. In other words, he.'ex
pressly states that he would let the legislative bodies or "the people" enact laws
in direct violation of the national constitution, which laws should nevertheless be
binding because they were enacted that such laws would constitute "exceptions"
or amendments to the constitution, in spite of any court decision against their
constitutionality. If the American people like this sort of thing, it follows that
this is the sort of thing the American people like. Roosevelt says that everybody
who opposes any of his schemes is a Wall street minion.
The colonel declares in favor of the initiative, referendum, and recall, though
he handles the subject rather gingerly. He does not at this time propose that they
be applied to national affairs, but applied in "each community, to correspond with
the needs, the customs and ways of thought of that community, and no community
has a right to dictate to any other in this matter." He says "the people" should
have the right to vote their disapproval of any public policy and reverse any
legislative or administrative body at any time, and be conveniently overlooks the
fact that we already have the "recall" in operation every two years as to most
public servants, when they come up for reelection.
We have already spoken of the colonel's repudiation of the American system
of judicial independence and judicial review of legislative acts. This antagonism to
the courts manifests itself in an especially vicious form as he builds up his program
of government by commission. He wants the whole business run by the executive
departments as administrative action, without too much legislative interference in
detail; and as to court review of administrative orders, decisions, or regulations,
he provides for none and evidently contemplates none. The poor old courts are
just about relegated to hearing damage "suits against corporations a sort of litiga-.
tion of which the colonel heartily approves and trying criminal cases.
In the part of his speech rdaSx&o "Social and industrial justice to the wage
workers" he outlines a program of numerous divisions, many of whiah are already
admitted universally in theory and widely practiced under state laws. Most of
his discussion under this head deals with matters over which the national govern-
ment has never asserted control, but which CoL Roosevelt would like to control.
With many of the general principles he ringingly enunciates, nobody can have any
quarrel: for instance, he says that "this nation has to learn the lessons of efficiency
in production and distribution, and avoidance of waste"; and he declares that
"the country church and the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian associa
tions have great parts to play." In relation to the industries, CoL Roosevelt would
go much further in regulation than the national government has ever been willing
to go. He wants every detail of operation, financing, marketing, management,
machinery, employment, costs, processes, home life, pensions, injuries, old age pro
vision, sickness, unemployment, and other things in general and particular, brought
under the direction of the national government
The colonel comes out squarely in favor of woman suffrage: "We do not be
lieve that with the two sexes there is identity of function, but we do believe that
there should be equality of right; and therefore we favor woman suffrage." Now
if the colonel were to assert his belief that the two sexes were identical in function,
we do noi doubt that there would be many to shout their approval. Unfortunately
for the colonel, the women will not have many votes for him this time in the most
closely disputed states. A current cartoon shows Miss Suffrage sitting demurely
in front of the footlights quietly reading while the colonel smilingly invites her
up to the platform "Odd you didn't notice me before; I've been here all the time,"
The parts of the speech favoring a permanent tariff commission are strictly
Republican doctrine; as also is most of the tariff discussion, asserting the principle
that the basis of protective tariff should be a differential to equalize the cost
of production here and abroad. He wants the tariff commission, however, to
Taake sure that all the special benefit of the tariff goes to the wage worker, and
if it does not, and if profits accrue to the manufacturer by reason of the tariff, he
would strike the tariff down. Neither the tariff nor the trusts are believed to
have much effect on the high cost of living, says the colonel and he compares
with other countries.
CoL Roosevelt sweepingly denounces the present national bank currency as
"both harmful and unscientific." He does not propose any remedy or substitute,
and his general propositions on the currency are admitted by alL It is in the prac
tical working out tha the rub comes.
He wants the United States to build and operate railroads and telegraphs in
Alaska, to lease, not sell, the coal fields, and to experiment-there with the single
tax on land values
Concluding, he says he believes in "a larger use of the governmental power."
And he says the Republican party has been "brought to a shameful end."
The personal pronoun "I" appears fewer times in the printed speech than in
anything else, the colonel has ever written or spoken since he was 18 years old.
Somebody has nsed the blue pencil unsparingly to accomplish this remarkable
Throughout the speech he shows the influence of German thought, travel, study,
education, reading, and experience. Generally speaking, the system he would graft
upon the American republic is a mixture of German industrialism, German pater
nalism, and German imperialism with the British constitution and British soda'
and labor system.
He dees not say one word about the desirability of educating "the people" up
to a better sense of responsibility for the proper use of the political powers they
The Herald's Daily
ELI how are you getting
on. Helen, dear? cried
Emille Scheller as she
rushed into her friend's room.
Helen Malten. a tall, slender fair
haired girl of 20. answered only with a
glance of despair. -r
"For heaven's sake what has hap
pened!" exclaimed Emilie. "Has your
costume been ruined? Is it "not fin
ished? Well do you know that I told
you not to trust that dressmaker."
Helen opened the door leading to her
dressing room ana pointed to a charm
ing Marguerite costume lying on a
chair. . .. .. . ,
"Well, what is it then?" Emilie asked
rather annoyed. "Oh. I know, you have
had a quarrel with your sweetheart.
You may as well confess It-"
There was a tone of suppressed
eagerness in her voice.
-No," Helen replied. "Mother has
nrlf!pnlv been taken vwv in t nmn
from her bedside. The doctor is with i
her now. x was just going to write a
few lines, when you came. Of course
i am not going to the costume balL"
"YOU Will let him trn alnn.r
"Oh Hans would never do that. He
will come here and keep me company."
Tou really believe that?" Emille's
voice was very sarcastic "But perhaps
your mother's sickness is not very dan
gerous after alL"
it aoes not matter. As long as moth
er Is not well I could not think of go
ing. The thought of leaving her alone
with a nurse would kill my pleasure.
Just let me write a few lines to Hans,
so that he will get them in time."
She went into the next room. Emilie
followed her, a thousand wild thoughts
running through her brain. Suppose
Hans did not get the letter in time!
Then he would come to the ball alone.
She sat down in an easy chair and
With her usual franknps TTplan Via
1 made no secret of her love of assessor
nans vvanern ana ner confession
sealed Emille's lips.
"Poor Helen." she had thought: "how
frightfully disappointed she will be
when he proposes to me as of course he
But Hans had proposed to Helen any
way and Emilie hid her disappointment,
her sorrow and jealous fury under the
guise of friendship.
Helen was called to her mother's
room. She had just time enough to
finish her letter and ask Emilie to
But Emilie had so many things to
do that she forgot the letter until she
was on her way to the ball, when she
knew it would be too late.
Amonk the gay crowd of masks from
all countries and all times a tall
"Faust" was anxiously searching for
somebody. There were many "Gretch
ens," but his "Gretchen" was not
there. He would have recognized her
among a thousand. Had she not come?
Or had she perhaps put on another cos
tume for fun?- Many times he had been
addressed by beautiful girls, but his
answers had been short though cour
teous. Suddenly a fan slapped him on
the shoulder and a voice said in his
"Helen is not here. She is better oc
cupied for tonight."
Before he realized what had hap
pened a black domino had disappeared
among the crowd.
Then he remembered all the anony
mous letters he had received and for
the first time he began to doubt. The
thought made him reckless and when
.hmilie. disguised as a Spanish girl,
tempted him to dance he threw his
arm around her waist and threw her
into the crowd.
She was gay and full of life and ho
soon forgot even his jealousy.
ians wellern went" home with a
heavy head and quite sure that he was
madly in love with the unknown
charmer. That Helen was faithless he
no longer doubted.
On his desk he found a letter. It
had come the night before and the
handwriting was Helen's. Of course it
contained an expression of her desire
to break off the engagement.
But no what was this her mother
"Come and help me bear this sorrow.
I shall be so nice to you that you will
not mind the sacrifice I am asking."
He read it over again. Then he
thought of the beautiful Spanish girl,
but only a moment.
How could he possibly have cared
for anybody else? And why had the
letter come so late? He looked for the
envelope and then remembered that
he had thrown it into the fire. But
she would believe this explanation
without any proof.
BOY SCOUTS OF MANY TOWNS BEGIN
ANNUAL CAMP LIFE DURING AUGUST
Thousands of Sturdy Boys Are Now Having the Time of Lives In Mountains
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
Emilie Scheller soon understood that
her ruse had failed. Hans and Helen
seemed more in love than "ever. She
did not go to the rendezvous. And
Hans? Why, he never gave the matter
Bitter Fight in Credentials
Chicago. I1L. Aug. 6. The second
day of the Progressive national conven
tion opened with the well defined fight
over tne negro- question vielng Tor first
interest with Col. Theodore Roosevelt's
delivery of his "confession of faith" to
his followers in the Progressive cause.
Some of the delegates declared that
the elimination of the southern negro
from participation in the formation of
the new party had become the para
mount issue of the convention. Eastern
negroes joined wtth their brothers from
the .south in dSfunciatiorv -of certain
things that occurred at an all night
meeting of the credentials committee,
when the last of the southern necro
delegates was barred from the floor of
tne convention in a
UNCLE WALT'S DENATURED POEM
By Walt Hason.
a .r ii' 'ir . .
A iuas w,m a rear, uie mud was to my knees. Old Beeswack and his morrv
- clerks were pawinVthrough the shelves, and cleaning up the whole bwS
works as though they'd & themselves. "Why not sit down' I said 5nd rS
this wet an woozy day t tijMfom or monietl guest will come a?o S waV
Why not sil down and let thingVsTide, and nurse your jaded feet? Whv notlft
down and point with pride, and nute and hcnuWr Old Beeswack parsed a
SOS- pa?iBg fr0Wn: "e S" Pt of humanrieT 2
caused by sittwg.down. When days are bad and trade is slack, the foolish mer
chant s,ts. and broods unt.l he breaks his back and has conniption m . And -
ErniSTS M tf 5 "? hT m0I,inS there- and fr M portals they'.'l
Erf?.S Wow their scads elsewhere. And so I whoop around my store with
5 ?l !?? aDd ", DeS head is bttinS , and no one has the
damps I bought three -in. of potted nf, and muttered, as I uent. "It's better
tar tj make a bluff than loll in discontent.' w-i-i
gates had been barred.
The negroes were indignant through
out the session of the committee, which
began at 8 oclock last night and con
tinued until nearly daybreak. The
Mississippi contest was the last to be
taxen up and it was Begun shortly !
me wane aeiegates, neauen Dy pro
visional national committeeman B. F.
Fridge, was equivalent to disfranchis
ing the negro.
Xegroc Barred From Convention. "
The Fridge delegation was elected at
a convention, the call to which was ad
dressed to "white" citizens of Missis
sippi The negroes were not allowed
to take part.
Several of the negroes in the ousted
delegation were among the delegates to
Continued from page 1.)
the platform, one of the delegates
yelled: "Here's Taft's own state."
A few minutes after Cot. noosevelt
reached the Coliseum stage the vacant
spaces in the galleries quickly filled
up and standing room came to be at
a premium. The hall held one of Its
largest crowds when eventually the
colonel began to speak.
Roosevelt Leads Singing.
Way up In the band gallery the mu
sicians struck up "Onward. Christian
Soldiers." From the delegates - the
words of the hymn arose in a confused
murmur. The colonel stepped forward,
raised both hands and led the singing.
chanting the words himself.
Two Alabama delegates, one a union
veteran, the other a Confederate, vote stood 17 to 16 against
marcnea up to tne piatrorm arm in arm
and shook bands with Col. Roosevelt.
They were J. C. Hollingsworth, who
served in Lee's army, ' and John M.
Green, who fought in an Illinois regi
ment. "Give us a southern Democrat for
vice president and we'll break the solid
south," they told Col. Roosevelt.
"Good," the colonel responded. "I'll
do my very best to do it."
The excitement subsided a trifle, but
it' broke out again as the band swung
into the "Battle Hymn of the Repub
lic" Col. Roosevelt led the crowd In
Mrs. Roosevelt Greeted.
The demonstration had been in prog
ress 45 minutes before the delegates
recognized Mrs. Roosevelt in tne dox.
They turned to her with a cheer and
she rose and bowed to acknowledge the
cheers. Order was finally restored, the
demonstration having lasted 57 min
utes. When the crowd was quiet, a flasa
light picture was taken. Up along the
iron ceiling beams of the big hall
climbed a uniformed fireman. He
reached the bag, and with his bare
hands rolled up the blazing cloth and
extinguished the flames. A cheer
closed the incident
Changed ill Set Speech.
Col. Roosevelt had spoken but a few
words before he began to interpolate
new matter into his prepared address.
"We want to say to those who vaunt
their conservatism," he said, "that wo
are the real conservatives."
The delegates sat in somewhat amazed
silence, as the colonel paused. There
was a great cheer as he added:
"For the only wise conservative is the
wise Progressive." ,
Resolution Committee In Ron-.
The committee on platform of the
Progressive convention got into a lively
row soon afer organization was per
fected last night, and plain words were
It was apparent from the first that
the platform probably could not be
completed before Tuesday night or
Wednesday morning. It is due to go
to the convention Wednesday after
noon. After full discussion in the general
committee, the plan of the leaders was
to appoint a subcommittee of seven to
confer with Col. Roosevelt and work
out a platform with him.
The idea will be to condense Into
crisp, short planks the various topics
'to be outlined. It was said tonight that
practically all the progressiveness in
Col. Roosevelt's speech will be incor
porated in the platform.
Soon after the committee met last
night the draft of a tentative platform
was presented by a group of leaders
who had met several times to discuss
It required an hour and one-half to
read the tentative platform and imme
diately a dozen members of the com
mittee attacked it with various objec
tions. The Personnel of Committee.
The committee on resolutions which
will submit the platform to the con
vention, in part is as follows-
Dwight B. Heard, Arizona: Chester H.
RowelL California; Isaac N. Stevens,
Colorado: Herbert Knox Smith. Con
necticut; J. M. Ingersoll. Idaho; Charles
R Merriam, lUinois; William Allen
White. Kansas; Joseph M. Pixon, Mon
tna; S. Summerfield, Nevada; M. C. de
Baca, New Mexico: J.F. Hughes, Ore
gon: -E. L. Senn, South. Dakota: J. M.
McCormick, Texas; Joseph L. Lewison,
Utah- Joseph M. Carey. Wyoming; Gor
don C. Corbaleyr Washington.
Miss Alice G. Carpenter, of Boston,
was named by the Massachusetts dele
gation as a member of the committee.
ASHINGTON. D. C Aug. 6.
Thousands of Boy Scout
camps are now being occu
pied throughout the country and each
is conducted after the routine laid
down in the Scout manual In most
of the larger cities there is a local
council which makes itself responsi
ble for the equipment and direction
of these camps. In some instances the
bojs themselves raise the money for
the expenses of their camp and then
go out under the direction of a com
petent scout master. In others the or
ganization assumes all responsibility
lor the running expenses and the boys
pay weekly board varying from $S to
?5. In these camps the boys have the
opportunity to train for advancement
in grade as well as for the numerous
There is a military precision in the
camp routine which appeals to every
Scout The first call comes at 6:30.
when every scout is expected to turn
out for his bath in the stream or lake
nearby. Breakfast comes at seven
and in most camps it has been ore-
1 pared by the boys themselves, who
include certain amounts of camp cook
ing in each class of scout work. After
breakfast the bedding must be aire
and all parts of the camp put in or
der. When this work is to be done
by the campers, relays are appointed
for the different tasks, such as the
dish washing, disposal of camp refuse
and other tasks. The camp should be
in perfect order by nine oclock, when
the scouting games and practice begin.
Usually the swimming comes In the
morning. Dinner comes at one oclock.
after which a talk on some form of
-camp craft usually Is given by the
Much Work. In Camp.
There is so much to be done in the
camp, so many things to be learned,
so many forms of exercise to take,
that little time is wasted during the
day, although a period of rest usually
is Imposed in the afternoon. But the
change of activities is the best kind
of rest There are the heavy ath
letics calling Into play every muscle of
the body, followed perhaps by a slow
walk in observation of the plants and
trees, knowledge of which is required
for their coveted promotion. They
may study birds and perhaps hunt
them with a camera, but the true scout
would scorn to injure them or even
frighten them needlessly. Then there
is signalling to be done by means of
the Scout sign language. There are
signs to be placed upon trees and other
objects for the benefit of the scouts
who follow. For every sour of the
day there is some special diversion or
occupation calculated to stimulate
some faculty of the body and mind.
Supper comes at seven oclock and
after this the best of all the day the
campfire. Every boy finds keen pleas
ure in the campfire councils during
which the day's work is compared, the
scout songs sung and some good sto
ries told. Perhaps the lessons in pa
triotism and citizenship, if begun round
the campfire by a clever scout roaster,
will have a value and interest added to
them which impress the boys more
deeply than by other means. Some
times tne- program is varied by a real
war dance to the music of the Scout
war song and a rally which, although
seeming gibberish to the unitiated,
possess a subtle fascination for the
boys who sing them. Perhaps a party
of scouts are qualifying for a merit in
elementary astronomy as 6een with the
TIAlT A4 AVA 44 ilA Btml WQ 0 A A14 A
close vote. The I bright night may withdraw this party
nst the negroes, I from th ramoflre for an hour or two
1,.mV I while he introduces them to Orion, or
the Great Bear and other familiar fig
ures to be seen on a starry night
Perhaps when this party returns to the
campfire its members will be refreshed
with a treat of freshly roasted corn
prepared camp fashion by the other
scouts during their absence.
Must .Know Many Things.
Camp craft in full requires a knowl
edge of many things. The first is the
selection of a location and then the
pitching of a tent It may include the
manufacturing of the tent from pat-
Scout master Henry C Thompson, taey
are learning to disinfect pools and
swamps where mosquitoes broed. Ono
gallon of petroleum will cover 10M
square feet of water and thus stop the
breeding of the insects. The task of
oiling these stagnant waters Is one
which might safely be entrusted to the
scouts because their outofdoor life
has fitted them for it It is believed
that with their help, the prevalence
of malaria from the diseasebreedtng
mosquito can be almost entirely over
come. In Sioux City, Iowa, the Boy
Scouts have been enlisted by t-e
health department In a campaign for
the destruction of rats, which have
been found to be great carriers for a
number of kinds of infectious dis
One of the accomplishments included
in scout woodcraft is bridge building.
The scouts in their hikes frequently
cut down trees and build bridges over
unfordable streams, wnicn gives many
who come after them reason for grat
itude. In a number of states the
scouts have enlisted in the good road
movement, giving substantial aid. They
are cooperating in several New Jer
sey towns with the congress of Moth
ers, which raises money to supply the
implements and materials which the
scouts use in a practical manner - for
the good of the highways of the vicin
ity. The value that the scouts might
render to the civic prosperity of the
city has been recogniied. by the com
mon council of Poughkeepsie. N. Y.,
which has voted to award a medal to
the scouts who will qualify in certain
lines of civic knowledge. They must
be able to read the city map. give the
names of the streets, the location of
the fire boxes and of the fire compa
nies, the location of the public build
ings and factories and- other important
business places, give the names of rail
road and steamship lines touching the
city, have a general knowledge of the
city government, its sewage and garb
age systems and some other matters.
One of the features which commends
itself in the Boy Scout organization is
that while its methods are military in
their directness and discipline, the or-
fanization itself tends towards peace,
he use of firearms is absolutely pro
hibited. In their camp life, the scouts
learn marksmanship by using bows
and arrows, which they purchase from
headquarters or make for themselves
in true Indian fashion. No scout is
permitted to carry any kind of a fire
arm. This rule is being absolutely
adhered to in regard to the- American
Boy Scouts of Log Angeles, who ap
plied through their secretary for ad
mission to the Boy Scouts of America.
They numbered over 1300 and most of
them were ready to qualify as first
class scouts, but they have been ac
customed to carry firearms. Their ap
plication is held up before the execu
tive board of the Boy Scouts of Ameri
ca, who will only admit them upon
condition that they give up their fire
arms and military training.
What's become o' th' ole time lover
with sea bean cuff-buttona an' a pink
.rose in tir corner o' his card. Tflford
Moots is so stingy that he economizes
fer a week after he goes t' th the-ater
on a pass.
IX THE COOL OF THE EVEXEVG.
In the cool of the evening, when the
low sweet whispers waken.
When the laborers tnrvn them homeward
and the -weary have their -will.
When the censers of the roses o'er the
forest aisles are shakeq.
Is it but the wind that cometh o'er the.
far green bill?
For they say 'tis but the sunset winds
that wander through the heather.
Rustle all the meadow grass and bend
the dewy fern;
They say 'tis but the winds that bow
the reeds in prayer together,
And fill the shaken pools with fire
along the shadowy burn.
In the beauty of the twilight in the
garden that Ha Ioveth,
They have veiled His lovely vesture
with the darkness of a name!
Through His garden, through His Gar
den, it is but the wind that moveth,
No more! But oh. the miracle, the
miracle is the same.
In the cool of thei evening when the sky
is an old story,
Slowly dying, but remembered, aye, and
loved with passion still . .
Hush! . . the fringes of His gar
ments In the-fading golden glory.
Softly rusiliBg as He cometh o'er the
far green hllL
those from MississiDDi. and
diately Julius T. Mitchell, of Rhode
Island, and other eastern negroes joined
in crying that the deciding ballot had
been cast by a questionable proxy on
Fairly sputtering indignation, the
negroes announced they would carry
the matter to Col. Roosevelt for a per
sonal ruling on the point.
The vote on the Mississippi case
came in a secret session of the com
mittee at 3 oclock this moraine-, a. fp-ar
hours after both white and aegro dele- terns and descriptions given
camp manual. It Includes the building
01 a camp lire, not always an easy
matter, especially in rainy weather,
and the extinguishing of the fire in
a manner to prevent forest fires. In
addition it must provide a knowledge
of camp cookery and the amount of
after midnight. Half a dozen of the i food required for a given number for
negroes told the committee that to s.it I a day and lor a weeK. oesldes uisn
tion when plans were made for the
After a lengthy debate, committee
man Richard W. Child, of Massachu
setts, proposed seating the Fridge
delegates, but disapproving the Fridge
plan of calling a "white" convention.
This was done by a vote of 17 to 16.
Xejjroes in Bitter Mood.
Julius T. Mitchell, of Rhode Island.
and Dr. Georee L. Cannon, of New jer
sey, both negroes and members of the
committee, led the fight for the ne
groes, and they were in a bitter mood
when the fight ended. Mitchell de
clared that the deciding vote in the
convention was east by a questionable
proxy, given in blank and hurriedly se
cured. Confronted with these decisions of
the credentials committee and the mass
meeting of indignant negroes held here
last night to protest -against Col.
Roosevelt's position in the matter, the
negro question today had the delegates
in an uproar. The Colonel was deter
mined to stand by his announced views,
and his influence was 3een in the ac
tion of the credentials committee
. The situation threatened a bitter
fight on the floor of the convention,
should the negroes adhere to their
intention of carrying the 'contests to
It was expected that the report of the
credentials committee would be taken
up late prior to the establishment of
permanent organization and after CoL
Roosevelt delivered his address.
Then, according to plans of leaders,
former United States senator Albert
Beveridge, of Indiana, will .be selected
permanent chairman as was done in
the case of Ellhu Root in the Repub
lican national convention.
Judge Ben B. Lindsey. of Denver, was
chosen for permanent chairman, but is
said to have asked to be relieved be
cause of ill health
The rules committee of the conven
tion adopted the suggestion of Col.
Roosevelt that- the basis of representa
tion in future progressive conventions
be changed The new rules provide
that one delegate be named for each
congressman and senator and one ad
ditional delegate to be chosen for each
10.000 votes cast for the Progressive
party in the last nrevious eleetlon.
PRISOXER IX JAII, TRIES ,hJ n"501""0?,8, committee worked on
rrn vvn i t-ar -iurrr.il nnnc- ' the platform until a late hour last night.
S. J. Cin inia.t hv th noM nn ! nfar!n suggestions on all varieties i
the charge of beine a susnicious char- J pianlcs a"d discussing the platform
washing and the keeping of all cook
ing utensils in proper order. 'men
there comes the following of trails,
the relocation of oneself if lost the
forecasting of the weather by the ob
servation of the sky. the sun and the
direction of the wind, and countless
other bits of information well under
stood by the Indian but requiring to
be learned by his-little white brother.
For the boys who are not able to
spend their time in camp for a con-
euublican national convention whn i t.nuous penoa niKing trips are ar-
stood by CoL Rooseveit and deserted ransed wmch pernaps may include one
the Republican convention in Chicago I "Tk &?. eISiTAi tEI h
to attend the first Progressive conven- and t?eJoy5. -.' a 5am?"rel T,ne, J?ad:
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of JQTr
ThlsDate 1898 GaJ
acter, attempted to hang himseir in
the city Jail Tuesday afternoon bv
tylng a small rope about his neck and
fastening the end to the top of the
cell Sergt. Lon Garner heard the
man's groans, and rushing into the jail.
cut the rop before the man Ftranlf"-!
H' sv n reason fo- his attempt to
enu hi life,
in an executive session
Today it was expected that a sub
corrmittpo of seven members would be
appointed to confer with Col. Roose
velt regarding the platform, and with
him this sub-committee expected to
hew out the pa-tieular plark which.
in ahb-r'-iatcd fr-n will rovrr the
-- ' " ' t r nons, of
ill tu-. un-'it ....'- ..u ,jw
ers of the Scout movement find that
in some respects the hiking expeditions
have advantages over the located camp
and lucky is the boy who combines
both during his summer vacation. In
the change of scenery of the hike the
boys have a chance to make all of the
observations of canto life, such as the
measuring of the height and distances
or trees, tree cumomg ana remng,
swimming and stalking and in addi
tion have a variety of locations from
which to make their observations.
These bikes are planned carefully by
the leader, care being made to keep
near the woods and avoid the villages
Last year a party of Boy Scouts cov
ered a hike of 700 miles in the north
west Twenty boys from one New
York camp hiked across the state to
visit the boys at another camp. Dur
ing the present season the increased
number of camps hare rendered such
exchanges of courtesies more frequent
There is considerable correspondence
between the scout troops of the differ
ent cities and hikes from one camp to
another are frequent In one New
York camp hiking has become so pop
ular that, while the camp has only ac
commodation for 20 boys. It has bad
an average of 30 enroled during the
season, one-third of the party being
engaged successively in hiking trips
of several days' duration.
Dolnng Much Good.
Aside from the activities for their
own pleasure and welfare, there seems
to be no limit to the work whloh is
being accomplished by the Boy Scouts
for the public good, so that already
the scout movement has proved of civic
value throughout the country. The
state forest commissioner of Pennsyl
vania has given testimony to the aid
rendered by the scouts of that state
in fighting the chestnut blight end
the forestry department of New Hamp
shire acknowledges their aid In fight
ing the forest fires In that state Since
fire fighting is one of the activities
for which merit badges are awarded, it
is believed that the scouts will soon
become recognized as a valuable aid in
overcoming the fires In the great
In Washington, D. C, the Boy Scouts
are giving active help in the antidirt
campaign which has been in progress.
They are giving some time every day
to the cleaning up of backyards and
vacant lots and the removal of ar
ticles hurtful to the health of the city.
In Seattle, the scouts are not only
cleaning up the vacant lots but turn
ing them to account. They are cul
tivating them and raising flowers and
vegetables, which they sell, thereby
earning money to buy their uniforms
and camp equipment
The scouts of St Louis are" enlisting
'n a war asrainst mosquitoes. More
ihin - i ia in that city are nUdced
Mrs. George Paul and daughter left
today for Chihuahua.
Switchman Hosford of the T- P. was
off duty yesterday enjoying a rest ,
JudcrA H. R. TTamilton retumftl from
Alamogordo yesterday and left for So
The German singing society will en
tertain their friends at Mesa garden
Miss Elizabeth KendrlcK, daughter of
Bishop Kendrlck. is registered at the
Vendome from Phoenix. Arizona.
Engineer George Stead, of the O. H.
switch engine, arrived this morning
over the T. P. with his wife and boy.
Park Pitman and judge Townsend,
widely known in the county and city,
left for the Sacramentos this morning
to be absent for several days.
H. Whitman has returned from Las
Cruces. where he has been with teams
for lleorgi s Gooj a; company to work
on the Fresnal branch of the N. E.
There is advertised in today's Herald
as lost a bunch of keys. The finder
is requested to leave them at Bucnac
an & Powers, or Sllbcrberg Brothers.
Rev. W. O. Millcan will leave Mon
day for Abilene where he will assist
Dr. R. T. Hanks, of the First Bap
tist church, in a series of revival ser
vices. Nat E. Lytle, of company D. IStn
infantry, has returned from San Fran
cisco, where be received his discharge
owing to the expiration of the term of
Knglneer Hadlock who pulled in th
T. P. passenger train this morning says
that the country east of here has been
visited bv a general rain, and that the
farmers are happy,
f W. A. Hawkins and family will go oa
.Monday to tne sacramentos. Alter lo
cating Mrs. Hawkins and children at
the Johnson Ritchie place. Mr. Hawk
ins will return to the city.
Major Converse,, a prominent railroad
nan. widely known in S. P. circles,
left the city this morning on the
Northwestern to Inspect timber and
other matter in the Sacramentos.
There will be a ball game tomorrow
between the G. H. team and the Colts.
A good game is promised. One week
from tomorrow a team made up from
all the teams of El Paso will cros3
bats with the Fort Bliss team
Henry Allen, of EI Paso, one of the
successful candidates who was exam
ined for the engineer volunteer corps,
left over the Texas Pacific for the
rendevouz at Jefferson Barracks In
charge of sergeant McMurray.
vv . C. Xcuonald and J. F. Hinkle are
talked over in Lincoln as possible can
didates for the next legislative assem
bly, according to the Albuquerque
Democrat It was stated that both
were honest, fearless and able men.
Yesterday as the Southern Pacific
pulled into the depot two of Uncle
Sara's Jackies got off the train and
helped two sisters of charities into the
buss with their baggage. The Herald
reporter asked them where they wero
going, and they replied they were on
the way to Norfolk. Va.. where they
had enlisted three years ago. On be
ing asked from what ship they -were.
one touched his cap where the word
"Baltimore" was printed. "After the
fight on the first of May. when we
whipped out the Spanish fleet under
Admiral Montijo, -wo were on the ship
then." said one of the sailors. Thr
sailors were John H. Torbitt and Ciri
V. Hermer, and they both described
th naval battle which occurred on
that day. Hermer saMt that' when tr.t
eight inch shell went through the
Reina Christina the Spaniaais on her
nearly went craxy.
BY GEORGE FI1 CH,
Aulkor Of "At Good Old Siwasb"
(Copyright, 1912 by George MathewAdams.)
t-. KKDTf AT is .in njMXwnomio. a.nd lm- I
& pertinent attempt to change things
for the better no matter how much
trouble and expense may be involved.
Reform is used as a religion by
patriots and as a vehicle by politicians.
It keeps the hungry man happy because
through it he hopes some day to swat
somebody. But it is regarded with hor
ror and indignation by contented people.
It is very hard for a fat man fnll of
.staple and fancy groceries to understand
why anyone should desire to untie re- j
form and let it prey upon a prosperous, j
out delicate nation.
Reform is also opposed violently by
peaceful people because of the noise and
ill-feeling which it produces; by satis
fied people because they will not get any
thing more out of it; by cynical people
because they don't believe any one is
honest enough to run a -reform three
days without joy-riding it; and by
wicked people because they may have to
change their names if the world sobers
All these various classes of people
usually band against reform and fight
it manfully. A peaceable man ean get
so mad in opposing an insane and im
practicable effort to make things better,
that you would think he was engaged
in saving life instead of saving trouble.
A cynical man will often use enough
intelligence, in trying to prove that it is
impossible to regulate a great railroad
by a mere government, to devise a sub
stitute for railroads.
A satisfied man will spend more per
spiration in denouncing agitators than
he 'has spent in real work in 10 years.
A rich man will use twice as much
monry in heading off an effort to im-
As for the wicked man he doesn't use
anything but the peaceable men, the wise
man, the satisfied men and the rich men.
They do the work and he draws the
The world is so full of reform nowa
days that the radical man has to keep
a card catalog of things to denounce.
We are reforming trusts, railroads, pol
itics, religion, steamships, flios, fathers,
f H m r,evtli " i6sBR
jBUfayj fjjuu j w vlP
"A card cataleg of things to denounce."
pur hi profits as he could a-"int for
i to tins wo:i Vnder the directun ot sucu;afull to a ranJ jury.
bacilli, athletics, canned goods and the
orthodox heaven which is being muck
raked for the laziness which it fosters
among the angels.
The favorite method of the opponent
of reform is to show that the reformer
is no better than he should be. This
method has been used with mere or less
success ever since the priests caught
Christ picking com on the Sabbath al
most 9000 years ago ;?nd murmured ex
r""!:i?lv at his uerie in nreachinsr morality.