The Courier from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 23, 1912 · Page 1
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THE eURIER GOOD MORNING: T. FC. Also stands for Trimmed Ruthlessly. THE WEATHER: Fair; not much change In temperature. VOL. 13 NO. 8 HAREI8BURG, PA., SUNDAY, JUNE 2 1912 PRICE THKEE CENTS Taft Wins. Witt 561; tdseyet Nmieatol By New rogrcssivc Party . i 1 ! 1 BRYAN WILL FIGHT PLANKS FROM THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM ADOPTED AT CHICAGO SHERMAN GETS 597 VOTES AND IS NAMED FOR SECOND PLACE 348 Roosevelt Delegates Stand By the Third Term Candidate and Refuse to Participate in Regu PARKER AND ALLIES TO THELAST DITCH All Hope of Peace At Baltimore Gone; Convention By International News Service. . Chicago, III., June 22 Here are the chief features of the platform adopted by the Republican Convention to-day: Strongly denounce the recall of Judges as unnecessary. Pledges the party to enact workmen's compensation laws. Indorses the Taft universal peace Idea and the arbitration of international disputes. Recommends amendments to the existing anti-trust laws, defining criminal offenses and providing for punishment of violators. Reaffirms Republican belief In the protective tariff, but recommends the reduction of some of the existing schedules after Investigation by an expert commission. Recommends a scientific Inquiry Into the causes of the high cost of living and legislation to remove these causes when found. ' r .fc '.:.fy.:.-:- .- y A"- t ' - Advocates a more elastic currency law, chiefly for the benefit of ths farmers. Urges publicity of campaign contributions and the prohibition of such contributions by corporations. Approves the administration's attempt to assure rights of expatriation and asylum by treaty with iiiiimi nv inar at uiiivi no IIIUl . ril Lines Forminn ; lar "Convention; Demonstration for Teddy ROOSEVELT ACCEPTS NOMINATION OF NEW PROGRESSIVE PAR FY Unseated Delegates Name Him in Convention of Their Own; Will Meet Again in Denver In Six Weeks riimiivHV in iih av i viiiiovo iv J v no Chicaao: Battle (Special to The Courier) Baltimore, Md., June 22. Bryan will fight. Preparatory to the bitter contest he will wage with Tammany Hall and its alleis over the selection of Judge Alton B. Parker as temporary chairman of the Democratic Convention, Baltimore to night is housing hostile camps. It will be a fight to the finish between so-called progressives and the reactionaries for the control of the Convention, regardless of the slight encouragement which he has received from the five candidates for the Presidential nomination In reply to his telegram asking their aid against Parker. This statement is backed by National Committeeman P. L. Hall, of Nebraska, Bryan's home state who has been keeping Mr. Bryan informed of developments here. "Mr. Bryan will never let up and the fight will go to the Convention floor." It is a desperate situation on the eve of the Convention. Bryan's telegram has dissipated completely all the fond hopes which the other leaders of all factions had of harmony In the Convention. Two days ago there was much to encourage these hopes. Today, as a result of Bryan's stand, i there Is every chance that the Baltimore Convention will be as stormy PIANO IS SMASHED WHEN HORSES RUN AWAY Just after a piano had been removed from the apartments above Dr. C. T. George's durg store on North Third street, near Verbeke, by a local drayman, the horse hitched to the wagon on which the piano had been loaded, shied at a passing street car and began to run. The piano was given many jolts in the wagon and pieces were dropping from it to the street as the horses continued their flight. At Third and Herr streets a man attempted to stop the animal and as he did so the wagon collapsed, the piano dropping to the street In a heap. "Short Changing" Charged Harry Walters was arrested yester day at the Chestnut Street Market by Constable Grove on a charge of "short changing." Mrs. Mary Bridgett, of 343 South River street, made a purchase and when she counted the change given her she noticed it was short. Instead of WTalters trying to remedy the mistake, it is alleged, he cursed the woman and became abusive. Car and TrtJck Collide In a collision with a Central Penn sylvania Traction Company car a wheel was torn from the auto truck owned by the Fink's Brewing Company. The driver escaped uninjured. The front of the street car was damaged slightly. By International News Service Convention Hall, Chicago, June 22 The Republican Convention, after a session of more than twelve hours, to-night nominated William Howard ' Taft for President. The nomination was made at 9.25. Less than an hour later James Schoolcraft Sherman was re-nominated for the vice presidency. Both nominations were made on the first ballot. Sherman's was the only name presented to the convention for the vice presidency. A motion to make his nomination unanimous was objected to and a roll call ordered. The vote for President was: Taft, 561; Roosevelt 107; La Follette 41; Cummins 17; Hughes 2. Present and not voting 348; absent 2. The vote for Vice President was: .Sherman 597; Borah 21; Merriam 20; Hadley 14; Beveridge 2; Gillette 1. Absent 71; not voting 352. TWO INCIDENTS MARK CONVENTION Two incidents featured the long session. Two hours before the nomination of Taft, the personal boom of Theodore Roosevelt gave its last gasp in a twenty-five minute demonstration. The second incident was a near riot in the Massachusetts delegation precipitated when the delegates refused to answer their names and Chairman Root ordered that the names of alternates be called. As soon as the order to call the alternates' names was given, Delegate Fosdick, a gray bearded man who looks much like James G. Blaine, arose and shouted: ."Massachusetts is a law abiding state and you had better not attempt that kind of robbery. After the yells and cheers that greeted this note of defiance had subsided, Root strode to the edge of the platform, a couple of secretaries beside him and said: ."If a delegate to this convention refuses to do his duty by casting his vote, his alternate must do it for him. The names of the alternates will be called." When he walked back to his desk he said to his secretary: ."Send the police to that aisle." POLICE QUIET DELEGATES Thirty police were soon in the aisle. The Massachusetts men were in the exact center of the building, standing on their chairs, shaking their fists, hissing and hurling execrations at the chairman, who had just retired to his desk. Presently they quieted down and resumed their seats. They lost four votes, but they were evidently pleased that they had gained their point. Chairman Root did not again, during the entire roll call insist on the call of the alternates. Once or twice they were called, but they never voted against their principal's address. Votes were cast for Colonel Roosevelt, La Follette, Cummins and Hughes, although only the names of Taft and La Follette were presented to the convention. MANY ROOSEVELT MEN SILENT Many of the Roosevelt men sat quietly In their seats, taking no part in the proceedings. W. G. Harding, of Ohio, presented the name of the President. John ' Wanamaker and Nicholas Murray Butler made the seconding speeches. M .B. Olbrich made the speech nominating La Follette and there was a second by a North Dakota man. The vote proceeded amid considerable confusion. Much of the interest being lost when it was seen that there would be no Roosevelt bolt and that everything was going Taft's way. The galleries were crowded with a fashionable throng, many of whom had been in the hall since morning. and bitter as the Republican Convention in Chicago. Charles F. Murphy, boss of Tammany Hall, with his 90 unlnstructed votes from New York and hi3 powerful alliances with leaders in other States, is completely dominating the forces of the conservatives responsible for the selection of Parker. Conservatives they all are in the fight over Parker, for Bryan has made his stand against the New York Jurist on the ground that he Is a conservative, and Murphy, from all Indications, will brook no talk of a shift from Parker. He may relent and accede to the wishes of those on the Parker side who desire in the Interest of harmony that Parker retire from the contest, but thus far the word Is still for Parker. Alarmed by the sluatlon in which they find themselves namely, In the camp of the conservatives, and confronted by the fact that Harmon Is the apparent choice of a majority of the conservatives, Clark leaders from Washington hurried to Baltimore today and held a conference at the Emerson, the outcome of which Is still in doubt. In the meantime Murphy had talked with Lieut. Gov. Hugh L. Nichols, of Ohio, director of the Harmon campaign, but both parties to the confab refused to state the object of it. THIRD PARTY MAY FILE CNTIL OCT. 1 Plenty of Time in Which to Get Independent Movement Under Way If any new party desires to have candidates for presidential electors, state offices, congressional seats and members of the two branches of the State Legislautre printed on the official ballots this fall the only way to do it will be by means of nomination papers. Such papers can be filed up to October 1. The law regulating the use of nomination papers provides that they must contain two per cent of the highest vote for any officer elected at the last preceding election in the district. Thus it would take one half of one per cent, of the highest vote cast for a presidential elector in 1908 to nominate presidential electors. In 1908 B. F. Jones, Jr., of Pittsburg, received 745,779 votes, being the high man of the Republican electors. Morris Lewis Clothier, of Philadelphia, being next with 744,840. On the Democratic side Joseph P. McCullen, of Philadelphia, led for Bryan with 448,778, A. J. Barr, of Pittsburg, was second with a few hundred less. For State officers it would require 2,256 signatures, the highest vote for such an officer elected in 1910 being 451,007. It is exepected that there will be a rush of nomination papers filed at the Capitol in the next few months. LEAVES G, 0. P. T Orders His Delegates to Refrain From Voting in the Republican Convention BUSY WITH PLANS FOR HIS NEW PARTY Will Use "Bill" Flinn's Plan for So-Called Electoral Bolt; Brands President Taft Chicago, June 22. After making preliminary arrangements for the organization of a new party, Colonel Roosevelt today definitely severed his relations with the Republican National Convention. In a statement setting forth his position In this regard he said that since the convention had declined to remove the delegates who he contends were fraudulently seated, he could not recognize Its authority. He urged his delegates to refrain from voting in the convention, although stating that, In case they did vote, he could not free them from the obligation to cast their vote for him. Roosevelt's Statement The following statement of Colonel Roosevelt was read in the convention: "A clear majority of the delegates honestly elected in this convention were chosen by the people to nominate nte. Under the direction and with the encouragement of Mr. Taft, the majority of the National Committee, by the so called 'steam roller' methods, and with scandalous disregard of every principle of elementary honesty and decency, stole eighty or ninety delegates, putting on the temporary roll acll a sufficient number of fraudulent delegates to defeat the expressed will of the people and to substitute a dishonest for an honest majority. "The convention has now declined to purge the roll of the fraudulent del-Continued on Page 8. WITH HOT BIAS By International News Service Chicago, III., June 22 An hour after President Taft had been nominated by the Republican Convention, Theodore Roosevelt was the nominee of the National Progressive Party, which assembled to-night In Orchestra Hall. A little later Colonel Roosevelt accepted the nomination and had asked those who assisted in launching the new movement to convene again in six weeks and ratify their endorsement of his candidacy. This will probably take place at the convention which the party will hold In Denver in August, at which time the vice president will be chosen. The delegates who assembled In Orchestra Hall and launched the new party were the delegates who had been chosen in the state primaries to come to the National Convention and vote for Roosevelt. They came and were not permitted to vote because the National Committee had ruled that their seats were "irregular" and when the gathering in the Coliseum had named its president they marched to the Orchestra Hall, which is on the lake front and carried out their Instructions, but in a decidedly new form. A great crowd of spectators filled the hall. All were Roosevelt supporters and they shouted and cheered for the Oyster Bay statesman at every opportunity. There was but a simple ceremony launching the new party. A resolution was introduced and passed nominating Roosevelt for President of the United States and the former president who was called to the hall spoke in reply accepting it, being given an ovation. After Roosevelt's speech the hall was soon empty, the delegates scattering to their hotels and to trains and the biggest day Republican politics has known in many years was at an end. Grand Officers Here Charles W. McConnell, most excellent master artisan of the Artisans' Order of Mutual Protection, and William Patton, most excellent recorder of the order In Pennsylvania, were present at a meeting of the local order In Cameron Hall, Second and Walnut streets, Friday evening. Herman Outing The annual outing of the employes of the John C. Herman Company was held at the Union Water Works, near Annville, on Friday evening. The trip was mftde in automobiles. During the evening an orchestra furnished music and supper was served. Speeches were made. (Continued on Pe 4)

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