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Roosevelt and Johnson Nominated
CHICAGO CONVENTION NAME8 BOTH BY ACCLAMATION, AND DELEGATES 8ING “ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!" Negro Delegates Are Ousted • • FOR “LILY WHITE” DELEGATION FROM THE SOUTH RECORD CROWD PACKS CHICAGO COLI8EUM. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Chicago.—Singing “Onward, Christian Soldiers,” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the delegates to the first "National Convention of the new Progressive party Wednesday night pro claimed Theodore Roosevelt of New York as their candidate for President, and Governor Hiram W. Johnson of California as their choice for Vice President. • Marking a new departure in the proceedings of national con ventions, the two candidates immediately were notified of their nomination, and in the midst of deafening cheers they appeared before the delegates to voice their acceptance and to pledge their best efforts to the coming campaign. For several hours during the after noon the throng In the Coliseum had listened to a flow of oratory In nomi nating } and seconding speeches, in which the dominant note expressed was the belief that vlotory would coma to the new party in November. Raymond Robbins of Illinois pledged a 100,000 majority for the national ticket in Illinois, and Qlfford Pinchot predicted a 300,000 majority for Col. Roosevelt end Gov. Johnson in his home state of Pennsylvania. These statements were cheered to the echo. The party formally christened Itself “The Progressive Party,” leaving out the prefix “National.” by which it has heretofore been known, but provision was made for the recognition of ‘“roal” Progressives in any of the states by whatever name they should be locally designated because of state laws. The convention adjourned with the delegates singing the “Doxology” m lusty voice. During the three days it was in session there was not a roll call nor a ballot. The delegates asked no such formalities, either in placing their candidates in nomination or in voting for them. There was not a voice of opposition either to Col. Roosevelt or Gov. John son. The delay in nominating them was due to the large number of se* ending speeches allowed. Theodore Roosevelt, Nominee of pro gressive Party for President of the United States. As has always been the case in na tional political conventions, the bulk of the work of the Progressive gath ering was carried on in the commit tees. Tho only semblance of a con flict of opinion on the floor was a brief debate as to whether an hour’s recess should be taken. The point was not material, but as one delegate it, "we Just had to fight ' about something to mako a regular convention,” There was sharp discussion in sev eral commlttoo meetings and no little difficulty in agreeing upon the plat form as finally adopted. Colonel Roosevelt worked with the sub-committee in charge of the plat form until late Wednesday afternoon, going over their work of the two pre vious days and nights and vigorously helping to mould the draft which at last proved acceptable to him. The platform did not take up the negro question. X Negroes Protest. / ' They had Issued a call for a Pro gressive convention in Mississippi be fore Fridge was chosen national com mlttoo man. At the instance of Ben ator Dixon, they said, they withdrew this call, to allow Fridge to assume charge. But when they discovered that Fridge’s call was addressed only to "white” voters' they called * another convention and elected ten white men and ten negroes to cast Mississippi’s vote in the Progressive convention. The negroes bitterly complained that the limiting ot the Fridge con vention to “white” citizens invalidat ed that gathering. They declared that the seating of the Fridge delegates would mean a “lily white” Progressive party in the South. After a long debate Committeeman Richard W. Child of Massachusetts proposed seating the Fridge delegates but disapproving the. Fridge plan of calling a “white” convention. At the end of an hour many of the committee had quit the room. A vote was taken. It was so close that halt Gov. Hiram Johnson of California, Proaroaaive Party Nominee for Vice President. a dozen committeemen scurried out to round up the absent members. But they had departed for bed. The vote was disregarded and another vote was taken.' This'time by a vote of 17 to 16 the following resolution was adopt ed. "Resolved, that we regard the Fridge delegates as entitled to seats in this convention, but disapprove of that part of the call containing thu word ‘white.’ We approve the post tion taken in the letter written to Ju lian Harris of Georgia, by Theodore Roosevelt” The colonel said he hoped conditions might so improve in the South that.at ' future Progressive conventions those states might send as delegates ne groes who would have the character and standing of the negro delegates from West Virginia, who, he asserted, were In those respects the equal of their white associates. The report of the credentials com mittee, unanimously adopted, con tained a resolution recognizing the "constitutional and inherent right of each and every state to determine the qualifications and manner of election of its delegates to national conven tions.” This resolution was regarded as giv ing the Southern states the right to choose delegates as they pleased. U also was Interpreted as not Imposing the direct primary System upon any of the states^. Thd 'Colorado delegation appeared with a blue banner reading "Colorado is for Rosevelt.” Ousted Negroes for Taft or Wilson. The board of directors of the Na tional Progressive League of Negroes will meet soon to decide whether it will thrqw the support of the organi zation, which Is' composed of 50,000 colored business men, to Taft or Wil son. Colonel Roosevelt, according to I>r. W. A. D. Venerable of St. Louis, one of the leaders, has been eliminat ed from the league’s consideration by his open declaration against the par ticipation of the Southern negro in the affairs of the third party. - LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. rmall Happenings Occurring Over the 8tate Worth While. Weuni Kimutr Union Nona aoroleo. Lawson boosters are preparing tor a grand Labor Day celebration. George Sherman, fifty-two, commit ted suicide at his livery stable in Mof fat. \ Golden Is to have a new postoffice 'If the government does not renew its present lease. The City Council of Greeley has de cided to have the streets of that town eprinkled with oil. It takes 110,000 gallons of water a ■day to sprinkle the streets of Grand Junction. The roads between Marble and -Crested Butte are still in bad shape from.snowslides and washouts. Thrown from a horse while riding to Pueblo, Albert Mllsey of Fisher, re ceived injuries from which he died. Six of the seven men who escaped from the Uinta county Jail after over powering Jailer Fife, are still at large. < Fifteen hundred Methodists of the Btate gathered at Stratton park, Colo rado Springs, Aug. fi, for a basket picnic. A buffalo barbecue will be a feature of the entertainment at the convention of the State flankers’ Association at Pueblo. Kersey is going after the big silver loving cup offored for the best district exhibit at the Weld Connty fair in Sep tember. One report says that during a recent hail storm in Weld county stones twenty feet long, fourteen feet wide and eight inches thick fell. The Colorado Scientific Society will go to Houghton, Mich., to attend the meeting of the Lake Superior Mining Institute, August 28, 29 and 30. Mayor Arnold has announced that be and' the city administration were going to back up a fall festival for Denver which will be held this year. The highways leading into Denver are to be patrolled at Intervals by men on motorcycles to prevent the over flow of irrigation ditches on the roads. As a result of the visit of thirty-five farmers from Nebraska and Kansas Jo the San Luis valley, more than 3,000 acres of land in that valley has been sold. Thomas B. Whittington, for thirty .eight years an employd of the C. F. and I. Company, most of that time superintendent of the pipe foundry at the Pueblo plant, is dead. Miss Signe Carlzen, thirty-eight years old, a music teacher, was as saulted and killed near East Alameda avenue and Forest street, in South Montclair, Denver, by an unknown fiend. The body of Mrs. Mabel Flannery, thirty-two, who committed suicide by drowning in the Grand Valley Irriga tion ditch near Palisade was found floating in the stream by several children. As a result of a peculiar accident, which occurred when a huge furniture car in the center of a train “buckled” in the Royal Gorge, left the track and plunged Into the Arkansas river, three men will probably die. The damage done to the twin, spire of the Immaculate Conception cathed ral at Denver, which was struck by a bolt of lightning during a rainstorm, is estimated by Rev. Father Hugh L. McMenamin, pastor, to be 310,000. Horrified when she saw a rattle snake creeping toward her three months' old baby In the kitchen of her home at Pierce, Mrs. J. J. Stephenson forgot her fear of reptiles and seized the snake with her hands and threw it out the door. The United States Forestry Service has begun the work of gathering and ' 'extracting pine tree seed for the plant ing of new trees next year. The of ficials hope to plant 6,000 acres with the seed, and most of this work wHl be done in Colorado. Jean Talbot Miller, who fired four shots into the head of his sweetheart, Georgiana Lichtenwalter, because she would not elope with him, was sen tenced to serve a term of from seven to fourteen years in the penitentiary by Judge Sbattuck of Denver. The eleventh of a list of auto fatal! ties that have saddened Denver sinde July 1 may be added as the result of an accident on the Denver-Littleton road, In which three-year-old Harrv Chase was probably fatally injured, while his father was badly hurt. Colorado will be the battleground of one of the bitterest fights ever waged in the West over the liquor question when the prohibition amendment, abolishing the sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors in the state, come up before the electors at the polls this fall. --“Eastern Colorado land that was purchased at $9 an acre three years ago, and the cost of breaking, which was less than |1 an acre, will this year yield cropB v aided at from |1S to |36 to' thb acre,” according to. J. F. McCarthy, who has Just made a tour of that section, and reports all crop ooodltions most .favorable. LEGAL ADVICE. Lawyer—lf you wish to get off with the minimum punishment, I’d advise you to confess everything and throw yourself on the mercy of the court. Accused —But If I don’t confess? Lawyer—Oh! in that case you will very likely be acquitted for want of evidence. TWO CARBUNCLES ON NECK Veterans’ Home, Napa Co., Cal. —“I was afflicted with two carbuncles on tbs back of my neck. The doctors said they were the largest carbuncles he ever saw. I suffered the most' Intense agony, so much that l could not rest or sleep for about a month. One was lanced four times. "When the first be gan to get better - another broke out and was equally as painful as the first one. I beard of Cutlcura- Soap and Ointment being good for such things, so I procured a box of Cutlcura Oint ment and a cake of Cutlcura Soap. I washed both the carbuncles with Cutl cura Soap frequently whenever any pus began to gather, and applied the Cutlcura Ointment. I felt relief after the first use of Cutlcura Soap 'and Ointment, and In a week's time both carbuncles were gone and I was com pletely cured. I have not been trou bled since. “I also had eczema of the scalp. My scalp itched fearfully and pimples be gan to break out which emitted pus, and my head became sore ahd scaly. 1 had dandruff also. I used Cutlcura Soap for- a shampoo with hot water, and used the Cutlcura Ointment on my scalp, and It afforded instaqt relief, fol lowed by absolute cure.” (Signed) Oeorge H. Wetsell, Dec. 11, 1911. Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of.each free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-card "Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston." His Rank. Mistress —Well, I'm sorry you want to leave me, Mary; but what's your reason? Mary keeps silent. Mistress —Something private? Mary (suddenly)—No, mum; please, mum. he's a lance corporal.—Illustrat td Bits. If -you wish beautiful, clear, white clothes, use Red Cross Bag Blue. At all (odd grocers. One way to lose a friend Is to en gage in a political argument. 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