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CONVENTION BATTLES ALL DAY OVER ITS
CONVENTION HAI-U Chicago. June
j I. it Was two minutes after 11
o'clock today when Chairman Rose
water, of the Republican National
committee, succeeded, with the assist
ance of the reading cleric with the big
voice and a megaphone. In getting the
attention of the convention.
"The hour of 12 having arrived."
said Rosewater. glancing at a slip of
paper, "and a quorum manifestly be
ing present, the convention will be In
order while the Rev. Father Callaghan
will invoke divine blessing.
The prayer was short. During its
delivery Rosewater kept a close eye
on the minister and on the body of
Many delegates murmured the Lord s
Prayer with Father Callaghan.
Hadley Opens Battle.
As Father Callaghan concluded.
Chairman Rosewater pounded the table
with his big gavel and announced:
The secretary of the Republican
National committee will read the call
of this convention."
The moment the call was completed,
Governor Hadley. of Missouri, the
Roosevelt floor leader, was on his
"Mr. Chairman." he called out.
"The chair recognizes Governor Had
ley. of Missouri," said Chairman Rose
water. "Mr. Chairman. I rise to a question
of Information.'" said Hadley.
The Governor was beckoned to the
stage and made bis way there amid
applause. James B. Watson, of In
diana. Taft floor leader, followed him.
In the meantime. William Barnes, Jr..
of New York, was on his feet.
Temporary Roll Attacked.
"I make a point of order." he shout
ed, but was not recognized.
Governor Hadley then stated his
question, which Involved the substitu
tion of rolls prepared by the Roose
velt forces for the temporary roll pre
pared by the National committee.
"I rise to Inquire whether the Na
tional committee has framed for this
convention a proper temporary roll,
James E. Watson Interrupted, saying:
"Mr. Chairman. I make the point of
order that nothing Is in order before
this convention until it has been or
ganized." Both Hadley and Watson were
cheered as they stood on each sid of
the chairman's table, facing each other.
"I rose to a question of Information, '
answered Governor Hadley. "prelim
inary to making a motion. Until 1
made that motion there was nothing to
mike a point of order against. I. still
have the recognition of the chair."
Again the cheers broke out.
Champions Called Stage.
Governor Hadley then presented his
formal motion to take from the tem
porary roll the Taft delegates and sub
stitute the Roosevelt delegates in cer
tain contested states. Mr. Watson re
newed his point of order before the list
"The point of order seems to be well
taken." said Rosewater, "but if the
Governor will address himself to the
point of order, we will hear him for 20
minutes, not wishing to be arbitrary."
Governor Hadley called to the. plat
form Governor Deneen. of Illinois, and
ex-Governor Fort of New Jersey.
Representative. Sere.no E. Paynev of
New York, was summoned to the stage
bv the Taft forces. As each of the
champions took the stage round of
cheers swept the hall.
There was a brief consultation on the
statre by the opposing forces. Then
Governor Hadley stepped to the front
and began his argument. The. plan of
th Roosevelt leaders announced two
days ago was being carried out.
Governor Hadley briefly announced
aain his motion and the fact that
Rosewater had ruled that a point of
order against the motion seemed to be
Example of McKlaley Cited.
"Instead of following the Illustrious
example of our distinguished leader.
William McKlnley, when he presided in
a convention and Invited full debate
and consideration of a point of order,
the present chairman has asked only
for a brief statement from each side,"
said Governor Hadley. The. mention of
McKinley's name evoked no applause.
"I assert," he went on, "that the
question Is whether a National com
mittee of the Republican party has the
absolute power to form a temporary
roll for this convention, which can only
be changed by a report from a com
mittee of this convention, or whether
this convention Itself shall say who
shall sit in It.
"If it is In the power of 27 men to
say who shall sit in this convention
arbitrarily and without appeal, then we
have reached the end oX representative
government in this country."
A round of cheers greeted this attack
on the National committee. The dele
gates listened to Hadley with quiet at
tention. "If a political convention can be con
trolled by a group of men within the
party." he said, "then have we estab
lished political oligarchy. Then have
we given a few men control over party
Governor Hadley said he had ample
precedent for the action he demanded.
Cemaaltteea Reversed Previously.
In 1864, he said, the convention "in
Its own right to conduct Its own .busi
ness In Its own way." overthrew the Na
tional Committee selection of a tem
Hadley also quoted as a precedent a
decision of George F. Hoar, of Mas
sachusetts, presiding in the convention
In 1480, who recognized a motion to
amend the temporary roll by sub
"But conceding for the sake of argu
ment the contention of the other side
that this is entirely a new question
and that there Is no precedent, every
precedent" must have a beginning. In
order to live that precedent must be
decided in accord with the eternal prin
ciple of right and wrong. This, my
friends. I repeat, is a question of prin
ciple rather than of precedent."
We cannot sit and close our ears to
what the American people are saying
today." continued Governor Hadley.
Wild cheers broke in upon his speech.
"The Integrity of this temporary roll
has been challenged by IS men on the
National Committee, whose signatures
I have in my pocket saying that SO
names on that roll are of delegates not
honestly elected by the Republican
voters of the respective state and ter
ritories. Tainted Nomination I'sideaerved.
"So long as we do not fairly discuss
this matter, any man who goes out of
this convention with the nomination
will bear a tainted nomination and will
neither deserve nor receive the sup
port of tne American people." t
"I do not say that all these charges
are true," said Hadley, "I sat in that
committee and know some of them are
true. But true or false, let us meet
them here. Let us see why IS mem
bers of the committee believe these
rotes fraudulent and void.
"Just so sure as you neglect to meet
that question and settle It honestly, the
American people will say that you
have failed In your duty.
"We say that this convention should
not proceed to the regular business
of this meeting until It has decided
this question, derided whether these
?hurges of corruption are true and
purged the roll -of this convention of
.hose fraudulently elected delegates."
Hadley closed in a storm of applause
and Governor Fort, of New Jersey, took
As the cheering subsided at the con
for Eoot Won by Taft Forces After Intense Debate, Marked by Acrimony and Alternating With Cheers and Jeers
clusion of Governor Hadley's speech.
Governor Fort took up the argument.
Fort Says Convention Has Power.
"There has never come before a
areat National convention of this great
party of ours." he said, "a question of
more vital Importance man tne ques
tion you now are called upon to de
termine." In 1880, he said, when a question was
raised as to the right of the conven
tion to pass on Its temporary roll, the
convention was declared to hold the
power to determine these questions.
Mr. Fort, as well as Governor Hadley,
addressed his argument to the dele
gates rather than to the chair. He
did not get far in his argument bo
fore the crowd began to laugh and
Interrupt him with cries of, "Sit down."
The New Jersey Governor made the
mistake of answering the galleries,
which clearly held a big preponderance
of Taft sympathizers. He was constant
ly In trouble after that.
"Thafs right." he shouted, "try to
make a man sit down when he is here
"I appeal to the members of this
convention to assert their manhood."
Fort shouted. "I appeal to. this con
vention to assert its right and settle
for Itself whether or not the roll shall
be purged of the fraud that every man
believes to be in It."
Cheers from the Roosevelt delegates
echoed throu,jn the hall as Fort con
cluded. Cheers and Jeers Stop Payae.
Floor JLeader Watson, of the Taft
forces, then yielded 10 minutes of time
to Representative Payne, of New York.
"How about the Payne tariff bill?"
shouted a voice from the gallery and
a cheer, mixed with jeers, held up
Payne's talk tor some time.
Mr. Payne made historical argument
to show that the convention could not
possibly proceed to take any action
without a temporary chairman.
"Suppose this ' question Is put, who
will vote on if!" asked Representative
"Thieves, thieves." called out mem
bers of the California delegation.
"Shall the roil made up by the Na
tional committee voter" he continued.
Cries of "no. no," sounded from the
"Or the roll made up by the gentle
man from MissouriT"
Governor Hadley started forward.
"Do you want me to answer that?"
"Hadley, Halley," shouted some
"Precedent of 1864' Answered.
"You see vou run right Into chaos."
"Mr. Chairman, I am glad to know
the Republican party," continued
D ,.. .1.... mnA Tnr n..r t
am opposed to going into the chaos
business in tms convention at inis
He sat down amid a round of ap
When Floor Leader Watson took up
the argument, the Taft forces gave a
o,a vail J a ravlawafl lLnvm rn nr
Hadley's proposition and the precedents
ciiea oy mm.
"Let me first answer the precedent
of 1864," he said.
"That was vhere the convention pre
pared Its own temporary roll," Inter
"AtH ttrhv?" shouted Watson. "Tie-
cause there was no National committee
At this retort the Taft delegates
Mr. Watson referred to Governor
Hadley's statement that Senator Hoar
in th. pntivAntinn nf 1S8& had let the
convention pass on the conventions of
"That convention already bad Been
organized." he said. "Senator Hoar
... .. .. Ahalvman nf the rflTlUPntton not
of the National committee." Taft dele-
gatea cheered vigorously.
Watson Nominates Root.
Tk. WaHnnol MimmitlM RlDrfl 1868."
continued Watson, "was always fur
nished a temporary roil. Lnainnan
Rosewater is not here as your chalr-
Tin a almnlv ha CI - VOUl" DM-
siding officer for the time being. He
is here only to recognize tne motion.
"1 nominate Elihu Root for tempor
A storm of applause swept over floor
and galleries at the mention of Root's
xi n'flimn nnld chairman Rose-
water's only other duty In addition -to
presenting the name or .11 nu nooi, was
to ask for any other nominations that
might be made.
t hA .1 -j m a nf nrderlv nrocedure
and in the name of precedents for 40
years, watson appeweu w wo uun-
...tiAn ,n ,tnhnlH rhfllrmAll RflRPWit
when he should decide the motion
out of order.
Watson moved to lay the appeal of
tj ,1 1 n , tnhlA There
UUVC1UUI "auicj . - .
was a hurried conference between Wat
son. Hadley and Governor rort- Air.
Watson had evidently acted premature-
i i i s t,i. mntlnn was In nrrtAT
l y a.nu ucluic ua ''".'-
Chairman Rosewater called for order
and announced he would rule.
Hadley Declared Out of Order.
ri.aiMnan RiKu.vn.tpr rnn Id be heard
only a short distance from the plat
form. His voice aia noi carry, uu
of "louder" greeted him from every
part of the halL f
Ruling on the point of order against
Hadley's motion, Rosewater said:
"The chairman has had this question
.vlaamMlt ffir UPVPTSl d&VS and
has consulted many men of better par
liamentary Knowieage man nimu-n.
i - v. . httv rAri a statement dis-
en.-sina- this question and then I will
give my ruling."
The statement was , uiBtua...
the precedents cited by Governors Had
. ,.....- i. hAlrl that the conven-
iey au - : , - y
tion had not been organized and tho
the proper time for the motion was
after the temporary organization had
Rosewater tnen saia.
.ii.toln the nolnt of or
der and declares the motion of Gov
ernor Hadley out or oroer.
Hadley was standing not 10 feet
away, flanked by Fort and George I
Record, of New Jersey.
Appeal Fresa Decision Overruled.
"I appeal from the decision of the
chair." shouted Hadley.
"I second the motion." added Fort
and Record in unison.
"And I move that the motion be
laid on the table," Interjected Watson.
The convention was in an uproar,
but Rosewater was not perturbed.
"Under the ruling I have already
made both of these motions are out
of order." said Rosewater. ln a voice
that carried only a few feet. Again
j i . aiia Unrilev annealed
W1B UCltp.H J J " -
for recognition, Rosewater pounded
nls gavel ana paia no licu tm.
"The only duty I now have to per
form," he said, "is to present the name
of Elihu Root, a delegate from the
State of New York. for temporary
chairman. Are there any other nomi
nations?" Wisconsin Man Names McGovern.
Rosewater turned his gaze to the
floor, where Henry A. Cochems. of
Wisconsin, was on his feet.
"Are nominations in order?" he de
manded. - -They are." said Chairman Rosewa-
Mr. Cochems was boosted to the
stage and nominated Governor McGov
ern, of Wisconsin,
Job E. Hedges, of New York, then
seconded the nomination of Root.
Hedges was given a laugh and a
..1 Ha t(l XI r RoOt'S CX-
perience as permanent chairman of the
ew lorn ataie cwitdiiuub ..
toga in 1910.
"He was also temporary and perma-
EOOSEVELT CANDIDATE WHO IS NARROWLY DEFEATED
FOR TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.
GOVERNOR FRANCIS C.
nent chairman four years ago," said
Hedges. "I have seen him in action
and I believe he is an ideal man for
Mr. Hedges' effect on the convention
was Instantaneous. Dry humor ans
wered the remarks from Roosevelt del
egates and repeatedly threw the con
vention into shouts of laughter.
Mr. Hedges quoted Colonel Ttoose
velt's declaration that Elihu Root "Is
the ablest man I have known In our
Government service" and "the ablest
man that has appeared in the public
business of this or any other country."
Roosevelt Cheers Suppressed.
"I second the nomination of Elihu
Root,'- he added-r-"the man whom Theo
dore Roosevelt tells me Is the ablest
man in public life."
At the mention of Roosevelt's name
the crowd gave a cheer, . but It was
"You needn't hesltata to cheer Theo
dore Roosevelt In my presence. . I
cheered him for seven years and now
I am Just taking a day off that's all,"
"I leave Elihu Root with you. He was
good enough for Roosevelt; he is good
enough for me."
The delegates were on their feet,
yelling, as Governor Hadley again took
"I also wish to cite some particular
authority," he began. "Four years ago
the man the last speaker nominated
said of the man I represent that he
was the greatest American of this or
any other age."
It now became apparent that the
Roosevelt leaders hoped by supporting
McGovern to secure the support of the
La Follette delegates In trying to-galn
control of the temporary organization.
Governor Johnson, of California, sec
onding McGovern's nomination, wa'S
greeted with a storm of cheers which
was followed by a wave of hisses as he
"California will cast 26 votes for
Johnsosi Serve A'otlce.
"Here and now I serve notice in be
half of the State of California that
in this convention there will be 26 votes
on every question that concerns that
Governor Johnson said Governor Mc
Govern would give everyone a square
"And I want to serve notice right
here and now,'" he added, "that we deny
the right, the great Republican State
of California denies the right, the rank
and file of the Republican party deny
the right of a moribund National com
mittee to select a chairman for us. We
deny the right of any set of repudiated
men to do this and we won't tolerate
lt-" , v,
Johnson was cheered anew as ne
climbed down from the platform.
William Flinn. Roosevelt leader from
Pennsylvania, was next to be heard.
He was applauded
"I am instructed," he said, by 66
votes out of 76 In the State of Penn
sylvania to second the nomination of
Governor McGovern. Gentlemen, the
Pennsylvania delegation is the result of
a new political method."
This statement was greeted with
jeers and laughter. Payne and Barnes
of New York and Fairbanks of Indiana,
In a center aisle leading the prolonged
Fliaa Asked i "Will Yoa Bolt"
Flinn turned to Payne and Barnes
'My friends from New York have not
experienced this new method." he
shouted. "These new methods are the
rules of the people, direct primaries.
"Will you support the nominees
asked a delegate, but Flinn made no
"Will you bolt?" cried a voice.
Flinn did not reply.
"Unless you get 540 votes, untainted
without fraud " he began.
Cries of "we'll get them," broke in.
"Unless you get 540 clean votes In
the convention for your candidate for
temporary chairman, I doubt whether
my constituents in Pennsylvania will
support your action."
"Will you bolt?" again demanded
voices. , .
"I don't want you to understand,
returned Flinn. "that I am notifying
the convention that I intend to bolt.
Flinn supported McGovern.
Chanters Interrupt Hemy.
Francis J. Heney. of California, made
his way to the platform amid cheers
from the Roosevelt delegates, led by
California. , i . ,
"The question before you, he said,
"Is whether a National convention shall
undertake to prepare a roll of delegates
which shall bind the members In the
election of a temporary chairman.
nut don't vou realize it is only the
rst step in the proceedings which shall
eat delegates. 60 of whom I know per
sonally, have no more right to vote
than the men outside the door of- this
Taft delegates then began a con
tinuous chant of "Root, Root, Root."
Pandemonium broke loose and out
of a storm of Jeers, cheers and catcalls,
came the zhou:: ' v
"Are you going to Baltimore, too?
As the disorder continued Heney
This remind, me of tho conduct of Albert Bushnell Hart, of Massachus
r f v -
HfGOVERN, OF WISCONSIN.
the National committee led by 'Big
Steve," of Colorado."
Friends of Stevenson Enraged.
Heney got no further for a time. The
hall was attain In an uproar. Heney
stood red-faced and perspiring at the
front of the L-tage. His reference to
A. M. Stevenson, of Colorado, who held
a proxy in the National committee,
threw the friends of that gentleman
Into a rage.
"Let's listen to Mr. Heney. he s
harmless," said. Chairman Rosewater,
pounding with his gavol.
"I've as much time as you have,
shouted Heney at the delegates who
were yelling and hissing.
"We. are in free America, not Mex
ico," resumed Heney.
"That's why they lei. you in here;
you are a Democrat." called a voice.
"Led bv 'Big Steve." I repeat."
shouted Heney. amid a new outburst.
Riir Steve." - who differs from Abe
Ruef. of San Francisco, only In that
Abe Ruef was in the penitentiary last
Quiet Follows on Tumult.
flnee more the tumult. Again a
umhlnnflp. of OUiet.
"Thirty out of 62 members of the
National committee who prepared the
temporary roll of this convention came
from Democratic states, which wiM not
give a single eleotoral vote toa Re
publican nominee in November."
"Tell us something more about "Big
Steve." " shouted Mayor Hellman. of
"I'll refer you to Murray Crane," re
"You've got all the advertisement
there is in. it," 'Shouted Delegate Jerry
Woodet, of Indiana, "why don't you
"You might as well hear me out,"
said Heney, "for you've got to hear me
if it takes all Summer."
Finally Heny resumed and still was
interrupted by frequent hisses and
"Before voting." he said, "It Is pro
posed that a majority be secured for
Mr. Root by using the roll framed by
the National committee and by using
the 68 fraudulent votes placed In this
convention by that committee."
Respectful Hearlns; Commanded.
The uproar broke out anew and in
the midst of It Sergeant-at-Arms Stone
stepped to the front and said:
"The chairman wishes me to an
nounce that unless the speaker is
treated with respect, those who treat
him with disrespect will be rem(ded
from the building."
"Those 70 names," continued Heney,
"placed on that roll under the leader
ship of 'Big Steve," Crane and Penrose,
will give control of the credentials
committee to the men who have per
petrated this theft of delegates."
Again a storm of hisses, broken in
an instant by the cheers from some of
the Roosevelt delegates.
"In other words." said Heney, "the
proposition is this: Shall a corrupt
Judge sit on his own case in this con
vention? I appeal to you Taft men
who don't want to wreck the party,
you who want to see Taft elected, if
he Is nominated, 1 appeal to your com
mon sense and to your honor to let a
man . be elected here as temporary
chairman who is not on either side in
this controversy. Again I appeal to
every Taft man who does not want to
see his party wrecked tomorrow to
vote for Governor McGovern.
Ohloan Supports HcGeversu
"From the home state of William H.
Taft.'" said John J. Sullivan, a Roose
velt delegate from Ohio, "In behalf of
the 3,4 Roosevelt delegates, I support
Charles H. Carey, of Oregon, another
Roosevelt delegate, followed In Indors
Senator Bradley, of Kentucky, fol
lowed Carey. He seconded the nomina
tion of Root.
'A more outrageous lot of contests
were never seen than those presented
to the National committee," said the
Senator. A shout from the floor inter
"Did you vote for Lorimer?" .
In a burst of disorder. Bradley clam
ored to be heard and shouted:
"Yes, I voted for Lorimer. and when
I did I voted for a man 10,000 times
better than you."
The turmoil again broke loose.
. "The State of Kentucky will never
sink so low as to take moral advice
from Francis J. Heney," said Bradley.
Senator Bradley said the South gave
no Republican electoral votes because
the Republican party had "cowardly
deserted her and left her to her fate."
v Bradley KMin Steam Roller.
"Theodore Roosevelt once ran the
steam roller over me eight times,"
said Senator Bradley.
"Bet your life, he ought to," called
a voice In the galery.
"If you are going to decide now be
tween the conviction of rascals and
the seating of rascals In the United
States Senate," said Governor Vessey.
"we are ready to get on the right side
The time has come to get together
for the saving of the Republican party.
South Dakota calls on you to help put
Governor McGovern In the chair.
Henry Allen, of Kansas, seconded tne
stage. . . ,' .
"We want a square . aeai, snouteu
Hart. "We Roosevelt men who won in
. The sensation of the seconding
speeches came when Walter L. Houser.
of Wisconsin. Senator La Follette s
campaign manager, declared the Wis
consin delegation, ooeying tne w.oaoo
Tji Fnllette. had decided
to support no candidate for temporary
La Follette Holds Aloof.
,,. i.a.k Bnnlrkn h.r. tnAav - elalm-
t .,... Ih. Mlm.nt nf WlS-
1 lift .v CAaJ.ao .
consln." he declared. "I am here to say
that neither were tney jutngn, u
do they represent him. In order that
kt. . mov h Vent clear. I desire
to say that - the Wisconsin delegation
met mis morning anu uwiuw pur
port no candidate for temporary chair
.... T o iTnllckttA refused awav
back at the beginning of this campaign
to enter into any combination or al
ii.nna with nnv eftndldateL He refuses
now to be forced into any alliance."
Lawrence Y. Shermans oi milium, at
tempted to Introduce the resolution
agreed upon last night by the Roose
velt delegates, as follows: .
"Resolved, that no Election of tem
porary or other officers of this con
vention and no motion, resolution or
other procedure shall be taken as ths
act of this convention or have any
effect, unless it shall receive on a roll
call the affirmative vote of 540 dele
gates whose seats are uncontested: and
this resolution shall govern and be in
force during the temporary organiza
tion of this convention; and until the
permanent organization thereof shall
have been effected.".
Disorder Breaks Out Again.
n... nrtnIHar Vl 1 CTH Vfl. de-
l.uacna.ai, J""" ""a b
clared the resolution otlt of order.
Sherman demanded to be heard and the
disorder which had been so prevalent
during the session broke out anew.
Meantime Delegate Gates, or Cali
fornia, had the floor, protesting in ad
vance against the votes of the dele
gates from the Ninth Alabama District.
Rosewater paid no attention to him.
In the meantime Cochems, of Wiscon
sin, who first nominated Governor Mo
Govern, said the delegation vote IS
to' 11 against the presentation of a can
didate. , .
'As I announced at first, T he said.
"I presented the name of Governor Mc
Govern In my individual capacity as a
La Follette delegate from Wisconsin.
I challenge any member of the Wiscon
sin delegation to rise in his place here,
vote for Elihu Root and return to that
This ended the nominations. -Secretary
Hayward then announced
tv... ua rnii would he called, not by
states, but by Individuals, and amid an
uproar the clerk, began to can me
The first five " Alabama delegates
voted for Root, but the sixth man. By
ron R. Trammell. rose. and. waving his
hat. shouted: "McGovern."
The .Roosevelt supporters cheered
Alabama's vote was recorded 22 for
Root and two for Mr.aovern. i
When Arizona was reached, Francis
J. Heney arose in his place, and. shout
ing through a megaphone, sought in
vain to interrupt the roll call, to object
to the votes of the Arizona delegates
seated by the National committee.
..i..o .1 vpiffa went to Root. Ar
kansas gave Root 17 and McGovern one
Then California wag rencnea.
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TV.. ABlllnd. nf the roll nf the Cali-
, I Alna.aA Krnnpht El Rtnrm nl" ID'
plause when Mrs. F lorence c i-orter, oi
Los Angeles, one of the two women
delegates in the convention, called out:
T, -V. .Ka. Mamaa rt TT TT Trvon SH(i
Morris Meyerfleld. Jr.. . the two con-
. . j r.lll..nla - An! ntrai t K were
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reached. Governor Johnson Jumped to a
"Them are no such delegates here as
Tryon and Meyerfleld." he shouted.
"Those names were put on the rolls
fraudulently. You will elect no .tem
porary chairman with the. aid of such
Johnson's Protest Fails.
The protests of Governor Johnson
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fornia was counted 24 for McGovern
and two for Root.
When Colorado was reached and the
i aiiAri "in D-o-nn hoim " there was a
chorus of "boohs." which was repeated
when "Ulg Steve sievenoun
ballot for Root. All-of Colorado's votes
were cast for Root.
Connecticut's delegation of 14 toted
solidly for Root. Delaware cast six
more for Root. Twelve more were
added to the Root column by Florida.
Then came the much disputed Geor
gia delegation. Six delegates voted
for McGovern and 22 for Root.
Idaho's eight .votes were cast solid
The vote for the Illinois delegation
was awaited wfih interest. The an
nouncement of 49 for McGovern to
nine for Root was greeted with ap
plause from all parts of the hall.
The Illinois delegates who voted for
Root were: Clark, at large; Happell
nd Cook. Fifth District; Campbell.
Seventh District; Upham. Ninth Dis
trict: "Brown and Snlveiy, jjineeina
District: Small. Eighteenth District,
and Miller, Twenty-second District.
Root Has SO in Indiana.
The Indiana delegation split. 20 for
Root and 10 for McGovern. Harry S.
New, chairman of the committee on
arrangements of the National com
mittee: ex-Vlce-Presldent Fairbanks
and James E. Watson led the . Root
voters. ' ,, '
Iowa divided, 16 for Root, 10 for Mc
In the Kansas delegation, but two
"of the 20 delegates voted for Root,
Three of Kentucky's 26 votes went
The 20 Louisiana delegates voted
solidly for Root.
Senator Root was credited, with one
vote on the first announcement of the
Maine vote, but the delegation pro
tested and the roll was again called.
The recount showed a solid Maine
delegation of 12 for McGovern.
Maryland divided, eight to eight,
and Massachusetts 18 - to 18. The
Massachusetts delegates - at - large,
whom Roosevelt sought to renounce,
voted solidly for McGovern.
Michigan voted 19 for Root and 10
for McGovern. One Michigan dele
gate was absent.' . '
Minnesota's solid vofe of 24, led Ty
Senator Clapp, was cast for McGov
ern. ' In Mississippi McGovern gained four
of the 20 votes. One of these was
Charles Banks, the negro delegate, ac
cused by the Taft leaders of attempt
ing to bribe delegates to desert Taft
for Roosevelt. "' .
- Alternate Sits for Nixon,
Nevada's six. the entire delegation,
went to Senator Root The . name of
tUrx lota Senator' Nixon was called by
the clerk as a delegate. The vote
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nave no lime i .
was cast by Albert Kargo, the alter
nate. New Hampshire, with a solid vote of
eight for Root. v
New Mexico gave McGovern 2, Root .
All of New Jersey's delegation, 28,
voted for McGovern, the announcement
by Secretary Gleason bringing out ap
plause and cheers from the Roosevelt
When the New York delegation was
reached, Elihu Root was the first name
called. Senator Root was not seated;
with the delegation and lt was ani
nounced that he would not vote.
The Roosevelt delegates gave vent to
a wild outburst of cheers when Tim
othy L. Woodruff voted for McGovern..
Ex-Governor Fort, of 'New Jersey.
leaped into the aisle and led the cheor-
The final vote oi 76,ior kooi,
McGovern. led to more cheers. The
New York delegates who voted for
McGovern were: Timothy 1 Woodruff,
William A. Prendergast, Robert Well
wood (alternate for William Berrl),
Jacob L. Holtzman, James E. Marcn,
Charles H- Murray. Uliam Areuer.
William L. Ward. John J. Brown, Lu-
lltla,.a. Parrv G. Williams?
George' Waldridge, James S. Hotch-y
North Dakota for McGovern. i
Nine of North Dakota's 10 La Fol-
lette delegates voted for McGovern
The other delegate. Robert M. Pol
lock, voted for Walter L. Houser, LaJ
Follette's campaign manager. i
Ohio gave Root 14 and McGovern 3
VCnarIes P. " Taft. of Cincinnati?
brother to the President, received aj
round of applause when, as a delegate,
at-large from the President's state, he)
cast his vote for Root. All of the dele-
gates-at-large voted for Root.
Oklahoma cast 16 votes for Meaov-
ern and four for Root, a
Oregon voted six for McGovern
three for Root, one not voting.
Pennsylvania- voted 64 for MoGov-
ern and 12 for Root. George W. New
comer, alternate for Allen F. CoopeU
in the Twenty-third District, voted foe
Root. . I
Cooper is a Roosevelt man, but wasj
too ill to attend the convention. WiH
Ham Flinn protested vigorously, ayj
Ink that Samuel A. Kendall, first alt,
ternate for the district, a Roosevelt
man, was entitled under the rules t
vote. . j
Rosewater said Newcomer s nam
appeared opposite Cook's name on thl
rolL and that lt was the custom to Call
The entire Pennsylvania delegation
was on Its feet shouting "'thief! rob
ber!" at the chairman. Flinn said: j
"'You are rapping your own roll; yotf
are a pack of thieves, that's what
you are." , ,
Pennsylvania Puts McGovern In LeadS
As soon as the vote was announced
Flinn challenged lt. . Amid the greatest
confusion Rosewater ordered that th
Pennsylvania roll be called again. ,
Pennsylvania's vote plaoed McGovern,
in the lead for the first time, the vote .
then standing 436 to 420.
On the new call of the roll, Newt
comer again voted In place of Cooper
casting his ballot for Root. Again tnJ
storm broke. Flinn held aloft a pen
tlftcaie of election for Alternate Ken
dall. who received the highest vote
and preceded Newcomer on the list.
"I want to say to you," continued,
Flinn. shaking his fist at Rosewater,
"that If you steal this vote you'll call
no roll In this convention today."
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