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WASHINGTON, JUNE 22_FORE CAST FORARKANSAS AND EAST TEXAS FAIR SUNDAY AND MON DAY. miiml ♦ THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. 14 PAGES TODAY But Two Papers in the 8tate Have the Full Associated Press Report THE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1912. NUMBER 223. TAFT BETS RECEIVED 561 VOTES ON FIRST BALLOT AND IS DECLARED THE NOMINEE. 330 DELEGATES NOT VOTING James Schoolcraft Sherman Nominated For Vice President by Overwhelm ing Majority on the First Ballot. Chicago, June 22.—Nearly 350 of the ■Roosevelt delegates declining to vote and hastening away at adjournment time to tender to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt the nomination of a new party, the fifteenth republican nation al convention at the end of a long and tumultuouR session, tonight re nominated William Howard Taft of Ohio for president, and James School craft Sherman of New York for vice president. President Taft received 561 of the 1.078 votes in the convention, or 21 more than a majority. The decision of the Roosevelt peo ple, under direction of their leader, to refrain from voting, left no other can didate noar the president. The an nouncement or the Taft victory was greeted with cheering from his adher ents, and groans anu hisses from the opposition. Wlhen it became absolute ly certain eariy today that Mr. Taft would be nominated without great dif ficulty, the leaders in control of the convention decided to give him as a running male his companion on the ticket in 1908. All others dropped from the race and Mr. Sherman was the only candi date regularly placed before the con vention. A motion from New Hamp shire to make the nomination by ac clamation was out of order. There were many scattering votes on the row caN. The convention, amid much oonfu Bton. adjourned sine die. At no time was there an Indication of a walkout of Roosevelt delegates. They expressed, their revolt In silence. - In the confusion j9et fcefore adjourn ment, a resolution was adopted Riving the national committee power to de clare vacant the seat of any man on the committee refusing to support the nominees of the convention In 1012. Sherman s vote was 597. Ballet of the States. The roll cal) on the first ballot for the nomination of President resulted: H » VOTE - 5 24 6 18 26 12 14 6 12 28 8 58 30 98 20 26 20 12 16 36 30 24 20 8 16 6 8 28 90 24 10 48 20 10 If, 10 18 10 24 40 8 Alabama . 25 Arizona .. .. 6 Arkansas . 17 California . 20 Colorado . 12 Connecticut ... 14 Delaware ....... 6 Florida . 12 Oeorgia . 28 Idaho (x) . 1 Illinois . 2 Indiana .20 Iowa (x) . 16 Kansas .. 2 Kentucky . 24 Louisiana . 20 Maine . Maryland . 1 Massachusetts , 20 Michigan . 20 Minnesota ... Mississippi .... 17 Montana . 8 Nebraska . Nevada . 6 New Hampshire 8 New Jersey . New Mexico ... 7 New York . 76 N. Carolina .... 1 N Dakota . .. Ohio . 14 Oklahoma . 4 Oregon .. Perm, (xx) _ 9 Rhode Island .. 10 8. Carolina _ 16 8. Dakota . Tennessee .... 23 Texas .31 Utah . 8 Vermont, . 6 Vermont .22 Washington ... 14 W Virginia . Wisconsin ..... .. Wyoming ...... 6 Alaska 2 D. of C__ 2 Hawaii . 6 Philippines .... 2 Porto Rico .... 2 0 6 53 4 18 12 6 16 1 24 3 14 26 6 •>1 34 18 2 63 16 Total .561 41 107 350 * Idaho gave Cummins 7. and Iowa Save htm 10 votes. *x Pennsylvania gave Hughes two *otes Sherman’s Easy Victory. The vote on tlhe nomination of vice President routined: Sherman, 697; U*dley. 14; Merriam, 20; Borah. 21; B«voridge. 2; Gillette, 1. The number of delegates not voting this ballot was 423. Party Facing a Crisis. With the party admittedly facing greatest crisis In its history. Wit* WILIAM j/. mrr Who controlled title regular republican national convention and was nominated on the first ballot for president, at Chicago last night. His sup porters won on every contention in the convention during its five daye of continuous work. liam Howard Taft of Ohio, at 9:25 tonight was renominated for presi dent of the United States by the re publican national convention. Tlhe revolt of many of the Roose velt delegates in the convention was open from the moment of the per rrtam it roll, the names of contested delegates was approved. "Valedictory” statements was read in behalf of Colonel Roosevelt ask ing that his name be not presented and that his delegates sit in mute pro test against all further proceedings. A great majority of the Roosevelt delegates in Illinois anti all in the Missouri and Idaho delegations de dined to follow this advice, but 'Col onel Roosevelt's sway over tlhe dele gallons from California, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota. Nebraska. New Jersey, Pennsylvania. South Dakota and West Virginia were all hut altso h>te. Most of the delegates from these states announced their purpose of helping to give Mr. Roosevelt an In dependent nomination. The split in the convention oeca sioned no surprise. It was but a ful fillment of predictions that had been made during the past several days The closing scenes of the conven tion were marked by counter demon strations for President Taft and Col onel Roosevelt. The first test vote after the an nouncement of the Roosevelt valedlc ory came on the adoption of tih party platform. The affirmative vote was jfiR. Roosevelt, delegates present and lot voting numbered 343. There were 53 noes 3fi of them from the lari'oh lette states of Wisconsin and North Dakota. , ... Senator laiKollette was place.! ho 'ore the convention, but Colonel Roosevelt's wishes were carried out by his followers anil they remained silent during tho call of the slates tor nomination. On the voting for president, the Roosevelt delegates again, as a rule, remained silent. The detailed vote was: Taft, 5R1: Roosevelt. 407: Ua Foliette, 41; Cummins, 17: Hughes, 2: not voting. 344: absent, 6. At times during tlhe 'balloting he convention was in great confusion. FLOOD SUFFERERS. Sovernment Still Issues Thousands of Rations. New Orleans, June 22.—Fifty-five housand rations were sent today by Major Frank H. Iaiwton, in charge of he United States commissary here, tor distribution among the flood suf -erers in the districts that have been .wept hy the waters from the Hymolia 'irovasse. Conditions are reported to be spe cially bail about Baraiarla bay. Ap peals for help came from there this morning. The aid of the government * expected to relieve immediate "“■tubborn fight Is still being wag ed against the crevasse waters that are threatening tlhe over-the river lowius. Citizens are working in shifts. They expect to hold the water back FACING FIGHT WILSON JOINS BRYAN IN MOVE MENT TO NAME A PROGRES SIVE AS CHAIRMAN. CONTEST NOW UNAVOIDABLE Baltimore Celebrates Acquisition of Convention With Parade and Elec trlcal Display—Candidates Ready for the Fray. Baltimore, June 22.—Prospects that the Democratic national convention would he organised without a light at most reached the vanishing point to night with the almost simultaneous issuance or statements by (lOYcrnor Wilson of New Jersey sustaining W. J Bryan’s contention for a ‘■conven tion of progressives,” and by Chair man Mack of the national committee, that the committee would make Alton B. Parker temporary chairman of the convention. Chairman Mack's statement came a few hours after Vice Chairman Hall of Nebraska, regarded as Mr. Bryan's personal representative bore, insisted that Bryan would never let up on his light against Judge Parker. Mr Mack had been conferring all dav with his fellow committeemen and Charles F. Murphy, loader of Tam many Hall. His statement was eag erly read by leaders, who had aligned themselves with Mr. Bryan. It said: ‘*1 am satisfied that nothing will prevent Judge Parker's name from being ^presented to the conventio 1. Not only will the national committee ratify the action of the arrangements committee by a substantial majority but the convention will support the action of the party organization in namtnsr Judge Parker.” Chairman Mack in talking of the situation tonight said: tou can make It as strong as you like that there is no Intention of com promising. No leader or delegate had ever spoken about compromise to me and there will be none.” 'That means a light on the floor in the convention?” • Well.” replied Mr. Mack, "I don't see how Mr. Bryan or anyone else can make a fight against the candidate for temporary chairman chosen by the national committee. There is no is sue involved in the selection of Judge Parker and the w'hole matter involves no platform issue.” Mr. Bryan’s friends and the lead ers of the* movement for Wilson held conferences practically throughout the day trying to find a candidate to place CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX. ROOSEVELT ACCEPTS, TOO COLONEL MAKES A STRENUOUS SPEECH IN ACCEPT I NO PRO GRESSIVE NOMINATION. “FRAUD” JS THE KEYNOTE Thanks Supporters for Their Support and Denounces the Regular Na tional Convention-Nominat ing Resolutions. Chicago, June 23.—Colonel Theo dore Roosevelt, In accepting the nom ination at the hands of the second con vention, said: “Gentlemen: I thank you for your nomination and In you I recognize the lawfully elected delegates to tlhe Re publican convention, who represent the overwhelming majority of the vot ers who took part in the republican primaries prior to the convention and who represent the wish of the major ity of the lawfully elected members of the convention. I accept the nomi nation, subject to but one condition. “This has now become a contest wfhich cannot be settled merely along the old party lines. The principles that are at stake are as deep and as broad as the fcmndations of our de mocracy itself. They are in no sense sectional. They should appeal to all honest citizens, east and west, north and south; they should appeal to all iriglit tlhinking men, whether repub .leans or democrats, witlhout regard to their previous party affiliations. I feel that the time has come when not only all men who believe in pro gressive principles but all men who believe in those elementary maxims of public and private morality, which must underlie every form of success ful free government, should join in one movement, i nereiore, l asa you to go to your several homes, to find out the sentiment of the people at home and then again to oorae togeth er, 1 suggest by mass convention, to nominate for the presidency, a pro gressive candidate on a progressive platform, a candidate and platform that will enable us to appeal to north erner and southerner, easterner and westerners, republican and democrat alike, in the name of our common American citizenship. If you wish me to make the fight, I will make it even if only one state should support me. The only condition I impose is that you dhall feel entirely free to substitute any other man, and in such case, 1 will give him my heartiest sup port. “Wherever in any state the republi can party is true to the principles of iia founders, and Is. genuinely the party of justice and of progress, 1 expect to see it come bodily into the new movement, for the convention that has just sat in this city is in no proper sense of the word a repub lican convention at all. It does not represent the masses of ttho republi can party. It. has served the purpose only of a group of sinister political bosses, many of whom have used the party merely as an adjunct to money making, either for themselves or for the great crooked financial interests which they serve. The bosses who stole enough delegates to enable them to dominate this convention have no kinship of soul or spirit with the men who started the republican party on its career as an agent of liberty and justice. You, my friends, are the heirs in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln wlhen he refused longer to he bound by shackles of the past and faced the now issues in the new spirit that the times demanded. But. -we a.re more fortunate tn one resuect than our predecessors for we who now stand for the progressive cause, the pro gressive movement, have done for ever with all sectionalism, and we make our appeal equally to the sons of the men who fought under Grant and to tlhe sons of the men who fought under Lee, far the cause we champion is as emphatically the cause of the south as it is the cause of the north. "I am In this fight for certain prin ciples and the first and most impor tant of these goes back to Sinai and. is embodied in the commandment ‘Thou fihalt not steal.’ "Thou shalt not steal a nomination. Thou slialt not ateal in politics «r business. Thou Shalt Not Steal. "Thou shalt not steal from the peo ple the birthright of the people to rule themselves. I' hold in tlhe lan guage of the Kentucky court of ap peals, that ’stealing Is stealing.’ No people Is wholly civilized where a distinction Is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. ’if do not know whether our coun Krymcn fully realize the gravity of the crisl» which we fa<^e. There is no use in holding primaries, no use in holding elections If we permit a small group of unscrupulous politi cians, some of whom are certainly act ing in tlhe interests of big crooked business, to air the veto power over these primuries and elections by up setting the results at their own plea sure. The convention which today closes its discreditable career In Chi cago represents a negligible mini mum of the rank and file of the re publican party. But what it has done © 3* (JACDEXlHOOD A u/*V£b.wooj> yv. y TrffQZlOPf ^oam&zr His followers last night deserted the regular republican national con vention, and in a second, convent Ion, hold at Orchestra hall, nominated him for president to head a new party, which tins not as yet been named. and what, it has provided for the fu ture offer material for serious consid eration. The old national committee, cfhosen by the politicians four years ago made up a. temporary roll including some 90 fraudulent delegates who had not been elected by the people and there by they controlled a majority of tha convention. This fraudulent tempo rary roll in turn chose a fraudulent credentials committee and all the fraudulent, delegates voted on one an other's case, thereby they made up the permanent roll, whiuh constltut ed the fraudulent convention. -Then, the fraudulent convention chooses a new and not less fraudulent national committee. Now-, gentlemen, there are those who ask us to stay In the party which has just fraudulently nominated for the presidency a man who inspired and profited by the fraud. ''"Phey ask us to submit to infamy in the present convention that they may be able to repeat it four years hence. They seem to forget that the vicious circle litis been completed and that this fraudulent convention has provided in its fraudulently chosen national committee a means whereby they can hope once again four years hence and witih the impunity to over throw the will or the majority or the voters at the primaries. The nation al committee, over whose selection and retention in office the voters have no control whatever, takes up the fraudulent temporary roll call which controls the national convention. The national convention tthus fraudulently made up names another national com mittee; and then the new national committee constituted by the same elements that constituted the old one, has already shown by its actions that it can be trusted four years hence to repeat the misbehavior of the old one.. The vicious circle must be broken. The powerful crook, political bosses, have, and ought to have, no feeling but contempt far the honest man who submits to their violent and unscrupu lous dishonesty. If we permit fraud of this kind to triumph, we do a shame ful thing and show either that we are faint at heart or dull of conscience. “As for the principles of whidh I stand, I have set them forth fully in the many speeches 1 have mate dur ing the last four months while making an active contest for the nomination, which I won and out of whkth 1 have been cheated. Fundamentally, these principles are first, that the people have the right to rule themselves and can do so better than any outsiders can rule them; and second, that it is their duty so to rule in a spirit of jus tice toward every man and every woman within our borders and to use t‘be government bo far as possible as un instrument for obtaining not mere ly political and industrial justice. We stand for honesty and fair play, We practically apply the commandment. Thou shalt not steal.’ I hold that we are performing a high duty inaugu rating this movement for the perma nent success of practices such as have obtained in the fraudulent convention that has Just closed Ms sittings would moan the downfall of this republic; and we are performing the most patrl* otic of duties when we set nw faces like flint against such wrong. The Nominating Resolution. “We. the delegates and alternates to (the republican national convention, representing a clear majority of the voters of the republican party of the nation and representing a clear major ity of the delegates and alternates le gally elected to the convention in meeting assembled, make the follow ing declaration: “We are delegated by a majority of mo. republican voters or our respect ive districts and states to nominate Theodore Roosevelt in the republican convention, an the candidate of our party, for president, and thereby car ry out the will of the voters as ex pressed at the primaries. We have earnestly and conscientiously striven to execute the commission entrusted to us by the party voters. “For five days we have been denied justice in the national convention, this result nanny tieen accomplished by lilie action of the now defunct national committee in placing uipon the pre liminary roll of the convention and thereby seating upon the floor of the convention a sufficient number of fraudulently elected delegates to con trol the proceedings of the conven tion. These fraudulent delegates, once seated, have by concerted action with one another, put themselves up on the permanent roll, where they con stitute an influence sufficient to con trol the convention and defeat the will of the party as expressed at the pri maries. “We have exhausted every known means to hold off this conspiracy and to prevent this fraud upon the popular will, but without, success. We were sent to this convention hearing the most specific instructions to place Theodore Roosevelt in nomination as the candidate of our party for presi dent and we therefore deem It to be our duty to carry out these instruc tions in the only practicable and feas ible way remaining open to us, there fore, be It: “Resolved, that we, representing the majority of the voters of the repub lican party and of the delegates and alternates legally elected to the na tional republican convention In com pliance with our instructions from the party voters, hereby nominate Theodore Roosevelt as the candidate of our party for the office of presi dent of the United States; and we call upon him to accept such nomi nation in compliance with the will of 1 the party voters, and he it further “Resolved, ftiat. a committee be ap i pointed by the chair to forthwith- no tify Colonel Roosevelt of the action here taken and request him to appear hefore in this hall as soon as con venient." , - - GERMAN TEACHER DEAD. Bremen, June 22.—Dr. Ludwig F. Thor^a of New York, died here to day. He came to Germany to arrange the program for a trip, which 600 teachers belonging to the German American teachers are to make In this country later in the Sommer. THIRD PARTY NAMES TEDDY NON-PARTICIPANTS IN NATIONAL, CONVENTION HOLD MEETING AT ORCHESTRA HALL. , ROOSEVELT IS NOMINATED Enthusiastic Delegations from Twenty, two StatQ3 Break Away from Republican Convention and Reorganize. Chicago, June 22.—Former Pres ident Theodore Roosevelt was nom inated for president on an Independent ticket in the dying hours of the Re publican national convention in which he had met defeat. Followers of Colonel Roosevelt gathered in Orches - tra Hall, leas thaii a mile from the Coliseum, and pledged their support to the former president. In accepting the nomination, Colo nel Roosevelt appealed to the people of all sections regardless of party affiliations, to stand with the found ers of the new party,\one of whoso cardinal principles, he said, was to be "thou shalt not steal.” The informal nomination of (Jolouel Roosevelt was said to be chiefly to effect, a temporary organization. Be ginning tomorrow, when a call Is *o be Issued for a state convention in Illinois, the work of organizing will be pushed rapidly, state by state. At a later time, probably In August, it is intended that a national convention shall be held. Colonel Roosevelt, in accepting the nomination tonight, said he did so In understanding that he would willingly step aside If it should be the desire of the new party when organized, to select another standard bearer. me speeen nominating: uoionci Roosevelt was made by Comptroller W m. A. Prendergast, of New York, who wa* to have presented the colo nel's name to the convention, bean \Vm. Draper Lewis, of the University of Pennsylvania law school, who wia to make one of the seconding speech es, delivered the address which he had prepared for the Republican c«h ventlon. Representatives of 22 slatei com posed the notification connnitt>,e which informed Colonel Roosevelt of kig nomination, and in a sense stood as sponosr for the movement.. The committee consisted of Comptroller I ... A. Prendergast of New Yort, Meyer Lissner of California, former Congressman Richmond Pearson of North Carolina, Frank Knoif of Mich igan, Matthew Hall of Massachusetts, J R. Garfield, Ohio, David Browning Kentucky, Everard Bierer Jr. Utah, * Waiter Thompson Vermont, Oscar R. Hundley Alabama, Judge Ben It. Lind scy Colorado, Andrew AAnjj*;* - sota, Judge Stevens Iowa, Judge Lew der North Dakota, Wm. Allen W'hlte Kansas, John C. Greenway ArirtsiM. Ex-Governor John Franklin Fort New Jersey, Col. E. C. Carrington Mary land, Pearl Wight Louisiana, Lorenzo Dow Washington, Walter Clyde Jones Illinois, and Frank Frantz Oklahoma. The first persons admitted, to the hall were those wearing large red. badges with the words, “National Re publican Convention—Compliments of Roosevelt National Committee." The wearers were the “steamrolled" dele who were excluded from tin Re,-., dican national convention. Among the early arrivaJs were 12 of the ‘‘steamrolled'' delegates from i Florida and several from Michigan, \ including the six Roosevelt delegatee at large. The meeting, late In starting, was delayed by the regular delegates to the convention at the Coliseum who remained until their states had been called on the presidential nonuna- . tion. All the delegates instructed for Roosevelt wished to record their re fusal to vote In the Taft convention. Police had difficulty in handbag the throng. The crowd extended tor blocks in a line four deep. Governor Hiram W. Johnson oi California, who presided at the con vention, arrived early with Gifford Plnchot, former chief forester; Amo> Pinehot. and (iovernor Robert F. Pass of New Hampshire. Governor John son. the most belligerent of all '.uo antiTaft leaders, who was the first to leave the Republican convention to day after the credentials committee leport had been adopted, announced that the arrival of delegates would be delayed. Among other Roosevelt champions to arrive was E. C. Carrington, uf Baltimore, leader in the Maryland Roosevelt campaign; Robert C. No vario, of Cleveland, O., who painted the portrait of Roosevelt, which was suspended in the rear of the stage: Frank Knox of Michigan, secretary ot the state committee; Harry A. March and D. C. Henderson, of Ohio: William Fllnn. of Pittsburg, recently resigned from the Republican national cumiuiitee. Francis J. Hsiicy, of Col Ifornia, Alexander P. Moore, Pennsvl \anta; James R. Garfield of Ohio, and Senator Dixon of Montana, Mr. Roose ven;’; msnuser ho ifes pre convention campaign. Just before Governor Johnson call ed the meeting to o»-der the crowd sang patriotic songs, and imitated a steamroller. When news of the nom ination of Mr. Taft reached the hall, all the Roosevelt leaders seemed pleased. The information that Vice CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR!