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When, with “tremendous enthusi asm,” “tumultuous applause,” and "resounding cheers,” some American citizen is nominated for the Presi dency of the United States at Chicago, And'when, later, some other American citizen, with ditto enthusiasm, ditto applause and ditto cheers, is • nom inated for the same office at Denver, fillip WBB iilSlfi ~>s%dM i. <• ' <USf jf jSgygJAi Mlu£ . , • •COLISEUM AT CHICAGO WHERE THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL ■ CONVENTION WILL BE HELD. tfca male population of the United Staten, or the great majority of it, at any xate-, will want to know just how It was dorifc, why it was dbne, and “w(ho done it.” • At a National Convention each Ante has its own headquarters, where the .delegates gather. They do a lot •Df •'conferring” with each other and William H. Taft. fjj ' i - - . ■ with delegates from other States. Jfhey hold meetings and elect chair- and honorary vice-presidents, '♦he honorary vice-president has a ’"•east on the platform and an extra '\cket, hut little else. . Prior to the calling of the conven tion to order the National Committee N THE PRESIDENTIAL PANTRY. The Favorite Sons (in chorus)— •Somebody’s taken a bite out of my *le!” ' —From the Journal (Minneapolis.) < • , 1 ■ ■■ - is virtually in command of the situa tion. With it lies the arranging of the details, the “framing up” of the procedure of the first session, the se lection of the temporary chairman, tnd, in a great many cases, though tot always, the program making of the wholq convention, temporary and hermaneat organizations, nominating, tnd platform building. 31 Is the chairman of the National Committee who calls the convention Id order, usually about noon upon the •ay set. This year the Republican Rational Convention will be called to trder by Harry C. New on June 16, >nd the Democratic Convention will fee called to order by Thomas Taggart kn July 7. The convention called to order, the Jhairman requests the secretary to lead the call for the convention. Which is done. Then the roll call Is gone through, and this takes a lot of time. The next step Is the announce ment by the chairman that the com mittee oilers to the convention as its temporary chairman the name of So jnd-so There are loud and pro longed cheers, and by a viva voce vote Mr. So-and-so is unanimously elected. Brief New* Notes About the Conventions. The Roosevelt third-term bug which attacked Washington as well as other harts ot the United States a week or two ago has disappeared. Governor Albert E. Mead, of the 'State of Washington, stated his be lief that President Roosevelt would ot accept a renomlnation. The threat of capital to go into politics and make Its influence felt, Inst as labor threatens to do. has Vued perturbation in both parties. | There Is usually little trouble over the election of a temporary chairman. The chairman then appoints a com mittee to escort the temporary chair man to the platform; the band plays, the delegation from Mr. So-and-so’s State makes a lot of noise, and all 1s merry. It is incumbent on the temporary t chairman to a speech. He in : variably takes advantage of the op ' portunity. He “sounds a keynote.” I After the speech various resolu tions are offered. Usually these t have been arranged for In advance, i and the temporary chairman works ; according to a printed schedule, calling on John Doe and Richard Roe at the right time, so that there -may William J. Bryan. be no hitch. Committees are appoint ed; one on resolutions, which will have the drafting of the platform; one on credentials or contested seats; one on permanent organization. These are the important ones. When they are all chosen, and there has been a lot of hand-clapping and cheer ing, as well-known men are appointed to this or that committee, the’ tem porary chairman announces an ad journment, usually until the next day. A Leap Year Dilemma. —From the Washington Star. During the recess a lot of real work is done. Three or four men, som> . times more, but never many, get to , gether in a back room of a hotel and , talk and smoke cigars. They are the . leaders. , Part Played by Committees, i At the second session of the c’on [ vention the committees report They 1 have held sessions In the meanwhile , and have decided the contests, ar ranged for the permanent organiza t e AUDITORIUM AT DENVER WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL. [. CONVENTION WILL BE HELD. The Chicago Tribune finds Johnson leading for Democratic Vice-President 1 with twenty-two per cent, of the 1 votes. Ex-Governor Douglas, of Mas sachusetts, is second with sixteen per i cent. Chanier gets only Seven per ' cent., Culberson and Gray still less, and Hearst brings up the rear. , Wyoming, California, Missouri, South Carolina, Hawaii, Alabama and Texas are counted on as certain to I elect Bryan delegates. ' tion, adopted the platfornl. The . Committee on Contested Seats and ■ that on Permanent Organization, ■ however, are ready and they report. , The contests decided, no matter > how, the permanent roll of the con i ventlon is made up and called. Then the Committee on Permanent Organ* j ’ ization reports, and the permanent chairman is named, cheered and es- | corted to the platform. The pro- I cedure is identical with the election 1 of the tempdrary chairman. The per- ! manent chairman, too, must make a t I , £ ■ : P. ; y : ; -v. : •***s&& ’ •-t Gov. Johnson, of Minnesota. speech. It, too, is of the “keynote" variety. The Committee on Platform re ports after the permanent chairman has made hi 3 speech. When the mat ter of the platform is disposed of, either by the committee reporting or by the announcement that it is not ready to report, the permanent chair man announces another recess; may- I i i * ■ -■. I i Vice-President Fairbanks. i. be until the next day,, possibly tiUI j later In the same day. Now back to the little- room' go the four or more bosses, who do-the-heavy- 1 work; back to the- hotel: lobbies,, the- j theatres, the cafes,, the sight-seeing: 1 tours go the other delegates. Coin- ; promises are effected, promises are- - made. Eventually,, in the back roonn ! - —— j -/ . - j Gov. Folk. Judge Geo, Gray. and not in the convention halt, what is to be done is finally determined as a rule. Again the convention meets. It the platform has not been adopted it is now. Then nominations are in or der. The Rhode Island delegation Is nB- Instructed, and will be subservient to the wishes of Aldrich. Even yet the vision of a Roosevelt stampede is disturbing the rest of the more nervous of the Republicans. It is altogether likely that as a re sult of the convention ot the National Association of Manufacturers there wilt be formed a business men's polit ical party ao take a hand in the ap proaching campaign. gr.-. ~ v r’l'nl | / • ; !■* Pr ■ ' Jr 4 *£ j-a || W|6Bw3BS P- ■ ' ip i | -'ii Thomas E. Watson. I (Ahvady Nominated For President by i the Populists.) ' TPFpff r-...xyi '*'*'—■ - - - ' —- .When the nominations are all made and the speeches all heard there comes yie balloting. This means a call of the States. Theieader of each i State may rise in fifs place and cast the vote for the whole delegation from that State.' He may announce it as so many votes tor So-and-so and so many votes for Thingamebob. Some delegate may protest and ask for a poll of the delegation. Then each name will have to be called sep arately. No matter how long it has taken to choose a nominee for the Presidency, the whole performance has to be gone • JSfeteJ • •<* .•£/' aßfiflHKffi -; 4-- William F. Stone, Fepmblican Seigeant-at-Arms. through again when it comes to nom inating a candidate for the second place cm the ticket. There are not so- many “favorite sons,” however, anti owe ballot frequently suffices. More- iwrfse, more enthusiasm. The convention has nominated the ticket. Them resolutions of various sorts are passed'. They are nnimportant. The hotel' keepers of the town are thanked I for the splendid hospitality they have Coi. John 1. Martin, Democratic Sergeant-at-Arms. dispensed, and not one word is said about high prices. Everybody who can be thanked for anything at all is thanked. The gavel with which the convention has been kept in order Is presented to some one, probably the permanent chairman. The hand plays. Cheers are given from time to time. Everybody shakes hands with everybody else. It is a grand oc casion. The convention adjourns sine die. Alton B. Parker will not bo the first defeated Presidential candidate to go to a National convention as a delegate. Mr. Bryan was a delegate 1 to the St. Lonls convention four years ago. Some Senators are angry over the assertion by the President that he is independent of Congress in the exer cise ot command over the army and navy. Governor Hughes announced thai he would not accept election as Vice- President of the United States, much loss a nomination for that office. “ James Van Cleave, of St. Louis president of the National Manufac turers' Association, threatened a boll of 11,000 Republican manufacturer! from the party ticket la the coming campaign if it sanctions the Presi dent's policy toward labor. At Ogdensburg, N. Y., William Randolph Hearst, of New York, ha; been sued in the Supreme Court bj David T. Letiian to recover $250 ex pended by the plaintiff for eampalgr purposes. ju .... Smokeless Griddle. A smokeless and odorless griddle and broiler, which has been lately patented, has advantages which will be readily recognized at a glance? of the accompanying cut. The front plates of the stove being removed, the new griddle sets in and at the same lime falls below the stove top. to j Odor Goes Up the Chimney. this- manner, the heating surface iB brought nearer to the fire, and all smoke;, vapori* amd odors are carried up the-chimney. The griddle is open at the- tog;, but for the purposes of broiling; it is- desirable that a greater heat should’ be secured, and thlß is (Brought about by making a lid over the topj. Wheni the latter is lowered the meat being cooked gets the full benefit of the beet, but when it is raised’ every opportunity is offered for Its examination.—Philadelphia Rec ord: lWTcroscopic. Tha-bfiat. microscopes are warranted to magnify about 16,000 times. Those Eire the kind, most people would make use of in. examining their neighbors’ faults,:—Washington Post. .Pltnt the Lowest Step. Paint the lowest cellar step white It the cellar i% dark. This plan may save a fall, and will do away with < feeling for the last step when going downstairs. DESIGNS FOR CHILDREN’S FANCY DRESSES. Genuine Indifference. Jack Abertheney, the Rough Rider, can catch a wolf alive by grabbing its lower Jaw with his bare hands. Mr. Abertheney, on his last visit here, was aslsed by a reporter for hiß opinion on a certain political ques tion. “I can’t give you an opinion on that qnsestion,” the Hough Rider replied, “because it’s a question I pay no at tention to. I am In different to it — as Indifferent as the backwoodsman’s w-tfe-. “That lady, you - know, looked on while' her husband' had a fierce hand to-hand tussle with a' bear, and after ward' she said it was ‘the only fight she ever saw where she didn't care who- won/ ” —Washington Star. New Use For Che- Queue. Chinese Pupil Drawing a Circle With His Pig-Tali Fee a Radios. —H. S. Elliott?,. h> Lestie's Weekly.