Santa Cruz Evening News from Santa Cruz, California on June 22, 1912 · Page 1
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Santa Cruz, California
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Saturday, June 22, 1912
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S A N WpraifWJ EWS U. S. Weather Forecast UNSETTLED WEATHER; PROBABLY SHOWERS TONIGHT. EXTRA! Volume X. Four O'Clock Edition. SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912. SIX PAGES Number 46. wilfl IITII 11 'FIRST AH fill ala si SHERMAN HIS RUNNING MATE After Taft's nomination was officially announced, the official vote being for Taft 561, Roosevelt 107, LaFollette 41, Hughes 2, Cummins 17, absent 6, present but not voting 344, the name of J. S. Sherman was placed in nomination forvice- president by J. Van Veston Olcott of New York. On the first roll call Sherman was nominated for vice-president. L USEES ED CHICAGO, June 22. The convention was called to order at 10.44 a. m. today, with prospects of Taft being nominated, a runningmate select ed, and the adoption of a compromise platform with a concession to the progressives, before an expected adjournment at midnight. The Roose-velters are expected to passively resist. It is believed Roosevelt personally will not appear and his name probably will not be presented. The Roosevelt leaders plan no prospective action in regard to the "national progressive party." They will accept any nomination by the present convention. Still, there is a possibility of an open bolt. If it comes Roosevelt Is expected to have the same strength as shown on the California bolt. CHICAGO, JUNE 22. THE REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE WAS COMPLETED AT 2.15 P. M. AND THE TAFTITES WERE SEATED IN EVERY CASE. THE TEMPORARY CONVENTION OFFICIALS WERE MADE PERMANENT. THEN GOVERNOR JOHNSON OF CALIFORNIA WALKED OUT, DECLARING HE "DID NOT CARE TO SEE A CONTINUATION OF THE OUTRAGE BEING PERPETRATED." AFTER WALKING OUT OF THE CONVENTION JOHNSON ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT THROUGH LISSNER: "I SHALL NOT SIT IN THIS CON-VENTION DURING THE NOMINATION OF PRESIDENT, NOR DO I CONSIDER MYSELF BOUND BY ITS ACTS. NOT ONLY WAS A FRAUDULENT FOLL CALL FOISTED ON IT TO DEFEAT THE PEOPLE'S WILL, BUT THE LAW OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACQUIESCED IN BY THE PRESIDENT AND EVERY FACTION IN CALIFORNIA, WAS NULLIFIED. AS CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR I FEEL MY PLAIN DUTY IS TO NO LONGER REMAIN IN THE CONVENTION. ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION ARE IN ACCORD WITrfME, BUT I HAVE REQUESTED THEM TO REMAIN TO CARRY OUT THE GENERAL PLAN OF THE A00SEVEL7 DELEGATES." ' bkmm ; i4 fill I Tv.vtfw naCjJX'.. - - r i l -jir nil r -- r, -- i u mm BRYAN ON - jSSmUm ' $twrm? I J 1 . IRK AND OSEVELT ARE NOT NAMED Taft, 561; Roosevelt, 107; LaFollette, 41; Hughes, 2; Cummins, 17; absent 6: present,, not voting, 344. mow e.fARKeRj IR PA1H BALTIMORE, June 22. Bryan's fight on Parker is expected to be the big attraction next week. The national committee Is expected to ratify the sub-committee's selection of Parker on Monday. Bryan is expected to- make his fight on the floor on Tuesday. It is predicted if the conservatives and Murphy nominate Harmon Bryan will bolt. Ml A CHICAGO, June 22. The Roosevelt forces made no serious objection to the adoption of the credentials committee report seating the Taftites except in the case of Washington, when a bitter criticism was voiced. All the Taftites were seated by viva voce vote, while the convention, marking time, howled catcalls and frolicked. The Roosevelters attitude on the Washington delegates was a surprise. They agreed last night that they would regard the California vote as the "highwater mark," and the convention saw no reason to force the issue farther. The Roosevelters Issued a long statement declaring the nomination was stolen, concluding: "We do not bolt, but Insist you got the delegates illegally. We are making the record. We refuse to be bound by it. We pleaded for ten days and fought for five days for a square deal. Now we fight no more, and plead no longer. We shall sit In silent protest and the people who sent us here shall Judge us." If refused permission to read the '.-..-' WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT. statement to the convention, the Roosevelters will circulate it throughout the country. It is expected that Roosevelt will remain in Chicago af ter the convention to confer with his associates In regard to a national progressive party. !IT GUILTY," Hans Baehr of New Brighton, accused of having more than the legal number and undersized clams in his possession, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Gardner this morning. He pleaded not guilty and his trial was fixed for June 28 at 10 o'clock. D. C. Clark will defend Baehr. Somebody once said Colonel Itoosc-velt was the greatest little precedent, buster that ever presidunled at the White House. It didn't look like Roosevelt had left, u single solitary measly little precedent unshuttered when William Howard Taft moved into tho white house. Remains of the dead and dying precedents littered the lawn, or were decently packed away in the cellar with a miscellaneous collection of 553 big sticks, which adoring friends had forwarded the unprecedented predecessor. Hurriedly moving over to the executive offices with a copy of the constitution under his arm, Taft started right in on March 4, 1909, for a lit tle precedent punishment himself. During the next three years Taft has juggernauted over more precedents than T. R. ever dreamed of doing. As a matter of fact, before he had made the trip to the executive office (with the constitution under his arm) he had already scored one. Nobody ever heard of a president's wife riding down Pennsylvania avenue with her husband following the inauguration. It wasn't customary. But Taft saw that it was done. He always admitted that if it hadn't been for Mrs. Taft he would have accepted Colonel Roosevelt's opportunity to place him on the supreme bench, and never entered the presidential race. So he wanted Mrs. Taft to enjoy his Inauguration. Just as ho was getting acquainted with his job, Taft. discovered that T. II. had made It a precedent, that a chief executive should write long messages to congress, Several thousand words was about right. ISut Taft's first message, convening an extra session of congress, was a measly little 1 50 words. Credible witnesses assert that when Secretary Iatta, his arms all sinewy with the hefting of ponderous communications under the old regime, almost fainted when told that a single sheet of paper was a "message." Well, Taft kept that precedent busting stunt up. He attended private dinners at tho homo of friends In Washington something "stern custom" never permitted before. He coaxed congress, rather than bullied it. He made General Leonard Wood, a doctor and not a West Pointer, head of the army. He served refreshments at the state receptions. He discarded white house carriages, and persuaded congress to appropriate for automobiles. He appointed two Democrats to the supreme ! bench, making one of them chief jus tice. He started the "no luncheon" fad. He added a cow to the landscape features of his backyard. He put an economy commission to work. He got congress to lay out a fine boulevard on the Potomac and ordered the marine band to play there regularly. He cut out foreign servants at the white house, and in- Htnlled .Sons of Hani. lie busted to infinilesmial molecules all previous records for presidential travuling. Ho made T. R'B. strenuous feats of train hustling look like a frayed imitation. There are so many other little precedents all dead and gone that it would require the space of one of the Roosevelt messages to chronicle them. And tho peculiar part of it is, that Taft, never did very much precedent smashing before he became president. Ho had the "judicial temperament." Ho came by it naturally. His father was a lawyer, and at ono time secretary of war. The son started a lawyer, after graduating, with honors, and nt the age of 21, from Yale, in '78. He got his first political job in 1881, and has been holding appointive or elective offices ever since. He was "Roosevelt's candidate" for the presidency. The strenuous one got behind him, helped his campaign, and rejoiced In his election. If Roosevelt had his renown for certain dental characteristics, Taft's smile has become a catch phrase. It is contagious that smile It begins with an inward chuckle that wobbles the third and lowermost presidential chin, and then crops out with a subdued chortle. A grayish moustache doesn't hide It either. One of the precedents T. R. established that was continued around the ') ..CHICAGO, June 22. After a convention lasting five days and one of the most momentous in the history of the Republican party, William Howard Taft was renominated for president of the United States on the Republican ticket by a vote of 561 for him. Roosevelt secured 107 votes, La Follette 41, Cummins 17, Hughes 2, and 344 not voting. A thunder storm of cheers greeted the result. Taft's followers who for five days had stood by him firmly, refusing to be swayed by the vehement endeavors to stampede for Roosevelt and who, throughout the bitter fight had maintained their calm gave vent to their feelings and cheered again and again. Roosevelt made no fight. His attitude was shown by the vote of the California delegation," two of which cast their votes for Taft and the remaining 24 refusing to vote. The general plan was that his followers should all follow the same course but, at the last moment this idea was discarded and 107 votes were cast for him. Including those who did not vote his strength consisted of 450 delegates, Taft was nominated by Warren Harding of Ohio, the nomination being seconded by John Wanamaker of Philadelphia and by Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university. LaFollette was nominated by M. B. Oldbricht of Wisconsin. As a contest the fight was over before the vote began. The Roosevelt faction, completely outnumbered, gave up to all intents and purposes. They were in the convention hall but the majority of them refused to vote, content with remaining passive spectators. This if anything added to the intensity of the situation. It brought to a dramatic conclusion' the bitter fight of five days. It made complete the party split. In the enthusiasm of the moment the third party proposition plans received a setback. With the taking of the vote and the nomination of Taft there spread a sentiment of solidarity, but it was easy to see that this was merely the effect of the moment and as the first flush of the victory receded, the old antagonisms, the old bitterness and the old differences made themselves felt onec more. It appeared as if nothing can ever heal th breach, but the Taft men are hoping that in a month or so the internal dissensions will be forgotten and a solid front put up against the Democratic nominee. That Roosevelt has not given up his plans for a third party is amply evident. Long before the vote was cast in the convention hall which laid low his ambitions as the regular nominee of the Republican party he had arranged with his followers for a conference. He plans to stay in Chicago for the next few days completing his plans for the proposed Nationalist party and expects to hold a convention in Denver in August. Such are his plans now, btu already there is made manifest a grave doubt as to his ability to carry the mout. It has been shown beyond all argument that many who will fight for him in the ranks of the Republican party will not follow him outside of it. Neither the names of Roosevelt nor Cummins were formally presented to the convention but some voted for them in spite of this fact. white house was the physical culture stunt. Tint where Roosevelt mixed it with jiu jltsui artists, wrestlers, prize lighters and fencers in the white house gym. Taft has an "exercising expert" Dr. Barker. Tt Is ono long continuous battle with Taft to keep down his weight. The president now weighs 320 pounds. He doesn't look it because he Is large all over. He diets, too. He doesu't smoke and never touches even the lightest kind of wines. Tho physical culture stunt has kept Taft in perfect physical trim. Except for insignlficaut colds, he hasn't had a sick day throughout his administration. Stout as he is, ha likes to hustle over the golf links and plays a hefty game. Tho president likes theatres. On an average, he has attended at least one performance every week throughout his term. He delights in auto-moblling, and Is so used to it that he can sleep comfortably sitting up- right in the tonneau on his long trips,

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