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.MOOSE HERD GOES
WILD AT MENTION
OF TEDDY'S NAME
Band Played, Harns Tooted,
Flags Waved and Bedlam
AN HOUR AND 34 MINUTES
Oregon Delegation Sprung
Umbrella Parade, Mrs.
Hill Leading It
By H. L. Eennick.
(t'niti'd Press staff correspondent.)
Auditorium, Chicago, June 7. The
progressive national convention went
wild 35 minutes after it assembled to
tiny ut the first iiiention of Theodore
.oos.'elt 'a name from the piitt'orm.
Tho ccii-gutes f'u-eied, yel.'ed, shout
i l, jumped hi) in the air and -waved
banners and everything else they could
find, when Temporary Chairman Hobins
ramed Roosevelt as tho "greatest rend
er of his time, " one minute after he
had Htarted speaking.
'The natioi) is clamoring for one
man Roosevelt," Robins 'declared in
li is keynofe speech.
Robins named the colonel as the
"bravest and wisest leader o'f the peo
ple in our time, the foremost private
citizen of the world."
"We have listened for mouths to the
wrangling voices of the selfish, nar
row groups,' said Robins. "What wo
vant is the nations favorite son, not
the favorite son of any state."
Declaring "that we should speak
plainly to our brothers in spirit, espe
cially in the republican-.piittv,!'. Rob
ins asked for unity on Americanism
nd warned "those of an easy and ac
commodating political virtue that will
v it surrender a principle. "
Then the Roosevelt demonstration be
gan, the delegates seizing a big banner
-and carrying it to the stage.
Pennsylvania followed, with Califor
nia, North Dakota, Texas and Colorado
falling into line. ,
Within a minute practically all the
ntnte delegation standards were planted
in a cluster about the speaker's stand.
As the demonstration proceeded, the
riotous mob of cheering delegates
crushed so closely nbout Robins and
Murdock that the two were completely
iost from sight.
Drums beat, "moose horns" tooted
and everybody yelled in a bedlam of
sound. They were all primed and ready
for the start after days of waiting.
The entire crowd sang "We Want
Teddy" until the arches of the audi
torium nearly cracked under the vol
ume of sound. Finally thoy got tired of
singing it nud yelled it.
The band played all the patriotic
songs it knew, and started to repeat
Robins let the crowd have its head
and made no attempt to cheek the dem
As dozens of delegates inarched in
single file in front of the speaker's
stand, Perkins climbed on a table above
the crowd and held an impromptu re
eeption, shaking hnnds with the pass
ing delegates and beating time to the
Red Headed Delegate It.
At 1:25 p. m. when the demonstra
tion had been on for 2.1 minutes and
was apparently (lying down, the band
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ABE MARTIN '
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Th' diff 'reuce between a arter an' a
Ir.iiued seal is that you have t' feed
tire sea. A country preacher dressed
li.ie a corpse.
IH KEYNOTE TALK
FA'ded Olive Branch to
digals Fatted Calf
V Awaited Them
ADf ' PROSPERITY BUT
S IT IS OF BAD KIND
Aoast of Democracy Causei
Laugh, Lone Ray of Light
In the Gloom
Chicago, June 7. "Americanism"
wag the keynote and party unity the
appeal of .Senator Warren G. Harding's
speech, formally opening the republi
can national convention today. The
vast majority of the people, Harding
said, expected the party sponsors "to
write anew the sacred covenant of re
publication and re-consecrate the party
to tho nation's service."
"We. did not very well in making
for harmony the lust time we met."
the temporary chairman said in open
ing his address. "The country has re
gretted; let us forget and make
amends to our country. We did not di
vide over f unilnmental principles; we
did not disagree over a national policy.
We split over methods of party proced-'
ure arid preferred personalities.
"The allied hosts of the believers
in republican principles are in n vast
majority in this country w&en the ban-
WARREN G. HARDING
ners of harmony are unfurled. We have
seen the re-enlistment of those who
believe in republican doctrines. Re
dedicating here and now the republican
party to progress and glory of the. re
public, let us bury party prefixes with
the administration which our differ
ences put into power."
Harding expressed the belief that
there was not a reactionary republican
bearing credentials in the conven-tron
and added "no party can endure which
is not progressive, 'i know the repub
lican party is genuinely progressive and
He Tlayed Wilson.
After extending the olive branch to
the progressives, in convention at the
Auditorium, Harding outlined the fun
damentals upon which the party plan
ned to re-construct its power. At the
same time, he flayed the Wilson ad
ministration, concluding that "every
thing is abnormal except the depicted
condition of the federal treasury, which
is characteristic of democratic con
trol." and the facility of the adminis
tration for "writing varied notes with
out effective notice," and speaking
"with more rhetoric than resolution
"Bleeding Kurope," he said, "is a
warning 'for prudent, patriotic and
ample national defense. Let him who
is anxious about the cost remember that
republican policies afford the ample
means without burdens upon the people.
"We proclaim justice and we love
peace and wo menn to have them even
if we have to fight for them."
"Of the prosperity wave in the
country now, no one disputes it," Hard
ing said. "Rut it u ...... ;,.,.! ;
factory aspect, abnormal in its fevered
uu, iiciuious in its essentials und
preventing in its tendency. Worse, it
is gold, sluiced from the river of blood,
poured out by the horrifying sacrifice
of millions of our 'fellow-men."
Hardincr's thrust nt thn ,lnmA..ni.,
. -' ' . ..bin lui
their "variability from Baltimore to
.irn Lru7." brought a huge roar of
laughter and applause. He. was warm
ing up his audience at this time, and
as his sharp ironic shafts were rammed
home, his speech was interrupted fre
quentJy with laughter and handclan-
The Ohio delegation was riglit ou the
job in leading the applause.
naming Had been at his warming tip
process for nearly au hour when his
rmwr uegan iit snow Ins own warmth.
Huge drops of sweat stood out on his
fnl'head. but his voice strenirtlioiii..! n
He Warmed Himself.
.Sergeant at Arms Stone was another
volunteer Gunga Din. after the seniitur
had been speaking for an hour He
seized upon a moment 's applause to
hand the one perspiring and really
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NATIONAL CHMfZMfiH HILLES AND CROWD GATHERING AT COLISEUM.
Some Little Stories From
Chicago's Big Conventions
Chicago, June 7. Willium Alden
Smith, of Michigan, says the real con- .
test here is not over the presidential I
uominatiou nt all.
"Wo must name a man who can lead
us to a clenn majority in tho senate," j
said Smith today, "and that menus we
must carry Missouri. A republican
president with the present senate might
juBt as well sit down and twiddlo his
thumbs four vears."
Indiana, Maine, Nevada, Missouri
and Nebraska are tho states Smith says
must elect republican senators.
No Harmony There.
Chicago, June 7. A contingent of
Sherman enthusists mixed with a dele
gation of Roosevelt rooters early today
and in the amicable exchange of fists,
one face and two Roosevelt banners
were badly damaged.
The clash occurred when Shormanites
endeavored to break up a Roosevelt
hurrah inciting. City detectives assist
ed in bunging nbout an armistice.
The Stampede Stunt.
Chicago, June 7. The "gallery queen
in red" will be on the job for T. it. at
the 0. 0. P. convention today, with n
more spectacular stunt thnn that with
which she stirred up the 1!U2 conven
tion. "I'll do something that will create
more of a furore than jumping on the
platform in u red satin dress and wav
ing "Teddy's" picture and a red para
sol," declared Mis. William A. Davis,
"the queen" today. "Maybe I'll ar
range to have u monster American flag
with 'Teddy's' picture in the center
shoot down and unfold from the center
of the Coliseum ceiling."
Hughes Not Interested.
Washington, Juno 7. Whatever re
publicans have done, are doing today,
or will do tomorrow or next day, or the
next, had no surface reflection today
at 2100 Sixteenth street, northwest.
There was every surface indication that
Russian Offense Grows Daily
In Extent Along Austrian
London, June 7. The interest of
the military critics of Kurope is now
centered on the armies of the cw.
The Bear 'a offensive has now- been in
operation for a week, each day grow
ing in length of line attack and in j
frequency of infantry rushes. Ai-cui-.l.
ing to official announcement f ruin I
retrograu, the drive has already re
sulted in the capture of nearly 30,000
prisoners together with cannon andi
small arms. The sar has morn than
1,000,000 men, massed along the line
from the Pripct marshes to J'ruth, in
the TU'Ssarian reuinn criticu hnliava
The Austrian defenders are but half
Russians Take 40,000 Prisoners
London, June i. The total number
of prisoners taken by the Russians in
their grand offensive against tho Aus
triaU9 on the 2."0mile I'ripet l'ruth front
has reached 40,000, according to
an official statement from 1'clrogM.l.
In this total, 100 officers era included.
Artillery actions are in progress all
Justice Hughes expects and hopes no
expectations nor hopes.
As evidence tending to bear this out,
inquiry at the Capitol lunch room where
tho jurist sends for his lunch every
Monday at 2 o'clock, elicited the infor
mation that tho usual weekly order for
an orange nud two lamb chops stands
for next Monday, wn his next "de
cision" day at the supreme court.
The justice spent today, as ho docs
most days, in hi library where he- is
working ou opinion ho is expected to
hand down Monday. If the thick weath
er doesn't thin out by afternoon, when
Hughes and his wife or one of his chil
dren usually take an afternoon drive in
his wobbly-looking, box-like electric.
Teddy Didn't Hear It.
Oyster Buy. 1J- ! 3ane 7, Despite
the fact that Cvlunel Roosevelt's pri
vate telephone lino connecting him di
rect with the Blackstona hotel in Chi
cage ho said iie had not heard of the
treineudous denionstmticn in his behalf
until a United Tress correspondent told
of it after it was more than an horn
old. Roosevelt was in the library of
his inrue rending a book and when nMt
ed f..r a statement on the demonstration
he irniiired "What demonstration T"
and when informed, said: "I enn
make no statement on any demonstra
tion." He then resumedhis reading.
Alice Fools Photographers.
Chicago, June 7. Alice Roosevelt
Loii'vcrth coaxed her husband, Con
gressman Nick Longworth', into holding
hands with her French maid on their
arrival here to deceive a flock of news
paper photographers who were on the
job to snap the colonel's daughter.
Several of tho snap shot artists
focused through the fog and gloom and
brought back to their city editors pic
tures of the maid. None of them ap
reured in print today.
While Longworth wns walking along
with the maid, Mrs. Longworth dodged
into the erowd and made her way to luir
HOW THE SPORTS LOOK
AT CANDIDATES CHANCES
Chicago, June 7. Jheodorc
Roosevelt was mnde the favor-
ite for the republican president-
inl nomination by Chicago book- $
makers today. They quoted
Teddy 's chances at even money.
,lim O'Leury, Chicago ' prem-
ier layer, is strong for the
colonel as a betting proposition.
"Looks like T. R.," he said.
One freak bet was recorded.
A western cattle man put up
$7."0 against 3,000 that Roose-
velt would be the nominee of
both tho progressives and re- )j
publicans nud elected over
Supreme Court Justice Hughes
was made second choice at odds
of six to five, L'lihu Root 4-5 to
1, Senator Burton of Ohio 0 to
1, Senators Cummins of Iowa
it and Weeks of Massachusetts
7 to I.
No bets were recorded on
Henry Ford or Senator La-
Follette, " Name your own price
on 'em and it's a go," said
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along the, line, with frequent infantry
charges by the czar's men,
Fierce Fighting at Vaux
Paris, June 7. Fort Vaux has been
under violent bombardment Bince the
sanguinary repulse of a massed Ger
man infantry attack last night, accord
ing to the official statement of the
French war office today.
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By George Martin.
(United Press staff oorres-
Coliseum, Chicago, June 7.
(12:45. p. m.) (Passed by tho
censor.) Senator Harding aver-
aged 45 emphatic, arm gestures,
seven takings off and puttings
on of his rubber tired pince-nez
$ and 1 risings up on his heels
nud coming down plump, to tho
He mopped his brow with a
handkerchief an average of e)c
once every three minutes and
stumbled in his delivery about
once every 15 minutes. His fa-
se vorite gesturo was to raise his
4c right hand as high above his
4s head as ho could reach, and then 4c
4c let it tremble there, vibrating
4c with his foghorn voice. 4c
Victor Roscwatcr, of Ne- 4c
4e braskn, coal boy and assistant 4c
4e wiper on the 1912 steam roller,
4; nits down among the scullions oJE
4c the press as a mere reporter to;
National Committee Secretary
James B. Reynolds in rending 4c
4c the convention call by sections, 4c
4e designated them:
4c "Foist, second, thoid, nnd so 4c
4c But for all that anyone could 4c
or wanted to hear him, he might
4: as well have been talking down 4c
4c a holt. 4c
4e Governor Frank B. Willes,
4c of Ohio, Bat under tho gavel 4c
chewing gum audibly and uc- 4c
4c "Uncle Joe" Cannon, sans 4c
4c cigar, sn:is enmpaign hat, suns
cuss words, sans everything by 4c
which ho iB ordinarily recng- 4
4c nized, sat on the platform with 4c
4 tho national committee.
4c Chnuncey DePew sat among 4c
4c his mutton chops nud the New
4c York delegation, with his mouth 4c
4c No one renlized how bald-
4e headed this convention is until
4c it sat down and formed a per-
4 feet pink carpet on the Coli-
4c scum floor with n black fringe
4c of cord all around it. .
4c There is an unbroken wave of
4c baldness from the platform
back to Knnsng, where it is 4c
broken by a reef of hnir and 4c
4c then goes baldly on to barren- 4c
4c domed Wyoming.
How Cherry Queen
Tiic Rose festival seems to be occu
pying the attention of those who hnvo
been boosting their favoriVi for' queen
of the Cherry fair, and the voto toiiay
shows but little change from yesterday.
The totals are. as follows:
llstella Wilson 27,8X0
Verua Cooder !ili,2."i0
Inez Stege 18,.ri70
Gertrude Corey '. N,.'I70
(In the left bank of the Meuse, the
arfillery fighting in the region of Hill
'.M uiul Cauretto woods continue.
Asquitb. Takes Charge
London, June 7. Premier Asqulth
bus tuken charge of the war office
temporarily, It was announced today
Oil FIRST BALLOT,
ConserYatiye Estimate Gives
Figures Are 340
ROOSEVELT DONE WITH
Total Vote For Favorite Sons
As Against Hughes Said
To Be 781
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4s Meets nt 11 a. m. 4c
4c Temporary chairman, Varren 4c
4: G. Harding of Ohio, makes 4
4c "koynoto" speech.
Resolutions committee begins
4c open hearings on platform. 4
Senator William E. Borah an-
4 nounces withdrawal from presi- 4c
4e dentinl race. 4c
Allies claim three times nam- 4c
4c ber of votes that Hughes has. 4c
nitchcock claims for Hughes 4c
more than total number of fa- 4c
vorite Bona vote.
Informal details of their nego- 4c
4e tintions still pending botween 4c
4c progressives and republicans.
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By Perry Arnold.
(United Press Btaff correspondent.)
Coliseum, Chicago, June 7. Under
the handicap of a drab, dull day, with
a rnin-sonked assemblage, the republi
nra national 'eonTention got under way
today. The weather was plainly ou the
nerves of tho delegates who quieted
down at 11:2S when Chairman Hilda'
gavel fell 23 minutes after tho time
It was not until Temporary Chairman
Hurding had gotten well along in his
keynote speech that tho air really
warmed up. The Ohioan, reputed to be
one of tho handsomest men in the Uni
ted .States senate ami a polished speak
er, drew tho 'first old-fashioned hall
rocking spontaneous applause, when,
having warmed up himself and warm
ed his rain-soaked audience, he pleaded
for a navy, "that fears none in the
world," applause that lasted through a
minuto of frenzied cheers greeted his
declaration that the United States
should "not be too proud to fight."
Hurding greeted an audience that
was wet and cold, freezing with ap
proaching colds and uncomfortable in
I ho musty atmosphere of the great
hall. He got merely a polite reception
at first, but as his polished phrases
sank into tho audience, he gradually
warmed the air.
The 15,000 began to forget their snif
fles, their cold feet nnd wet clothes.
Tho republicans convened without,
any sort of agreement on the candi
dates whom they will select. It was
still Hughes and Roosevelt and Burton
and Fairbanks, and all the rest with
nobody knowing exactly what would
happen. There was no doubt, that the
G. O. P. convention was slightly in
terested in what was happening and
nbout to happen at the auditorium,
where those who broke the bonds four
years ago were holding conference.
That thero would be nu attempt frr
u "get together" meeting of commit
tees of both conventions whb certain.
At least one resolution wns to be intro
duced, suggesting a combination of in
terests. This was the one offered by
tho New Jersey delegation, asking that
a committee be appointed to advise the
progressives as to the republicans'
plans for a platform.
This Js the scheme advanced by Kd
ward C. Hreannn of Jersey City.
Borah and Hughes Dominate.
Chicago, June 7. Unless a majority
of tho resolutions committee turns
down the resolutions of Senators Bornh
and Lodge, who are expected to be its
dominating figures, the republican plat
form will include a flat declaration for
universal military training. The feas
ibility of this isue wns discussed in
conferences among leaders todny. Lead
ers found they would have more support
for it thnn hnd seemed likely. Delegates
representing fnvorite sons are expect
ed to furnish the principal opposition.
The wholo platform will be built
around tho word Americanism, nnd in
content and context will be designed to
catch tho npprovnl of Colonel Roose
velt. Aside from the preparedness isue,
the lending planks will be protection of
American rights abroad, woman suf
frage nnd a protective tariff.
Though the platform is to be formed
theoretically only after a public, henring
lute this afternoon nnd evening, the
foregoing cardinal points have been
agreed upon in meetings among lend
ers and drafts have been prepared.
Fireworks 1n the hearings late today
hio expected from President Oompers
and Secretary Morrison of tho Amer-
(Continuod on Pago Nine.)
HUGHES 1 LEAD
ALLEL E! I
Situation Gets Away From
Perkins, Due To Radical
FIREWORKS WILL START
AT NAME OF ROOSEVELT
Radicals Ready For War cr
Peace But It Must Be On
Their Own Terms
4c Meets at noon.
4c Temporary chairman, Ray-
4c moud Robins, of Chicago, doliv-
4c crs "keynote" address.
Committees are assigucd.
4c . Convention adjourns until
Chicago, June 7. Kvery prepared
ness and "Americanism" plank that
Colonel Roosevelt has espoused in the
jast year is to bo included, along with,
woman suffrage and lubor reform
planks, in the platform of the progres
William Allen White, member of pro
gressive resolutions c ommittec, from
Kansas', and Dean Walter Lewis, of the
department of law, University of Penn
sylvania, have completed a preliminary
draft of tho platform, largely under
Colonel Roosevelt's direction.
Tho platform is understood t iaelude
the following planks:
Preparedness, including universal ser
vice and a great navy,
Americanism, with emphasis on tin
necessity of a strong foreign policy.
National woman suffrnge. Improve
ment of lubor conditions through en
forcement of u strict child lubor law.
Further extension of tho initiative
Advocacy of more liberal changes in
the national constitution.
Tariff commission, or some other
means of regulating tho tariff with ex
perience. Extension of American trado with en
larged merchant marine.
Predictions wero made today that all
efforts of prohibitionists to secure in
troduction of a "dry" plank in the bull
moose platform would meet with fail
ure. Many planks are expected to be in
troduced from the floor and conside--able
debute is anticipated.
Will Preserve Party.
By H. L. Rennlck.
(United Press staff correspondent)
Chicago, Juno 7. The bull moose
hords tramped through the rain amt
gloom to the auditorium today for their
second national convention, ready for
war or peace, at their owu terms, wit
the O. O. P.
Fireworks were expected to start
early, at tho instant that Theodora
l Roosevelt is mentioned.
A hasty conference preceding the
opening of tho convention at noon.
'George W. Perkins, chairman of the prr
Igressivo national committee and chivf
(factor in the move to make peace with
jtho republicans, wus prepared to block
any premature nomination of the eol
onel before official moves were made
to get together with the (1. (). P.
Hetermined to nominate T, R., nvea
at the cost of maintaining a third tic set
in the national race, tho progressive
.radicals under tho leadership of Il.nry
Allen, of Kansas, were prepared to
block any move toward a permanent
Following a telephnne conversation
with Colonel Hoosovelt, (leorgo Perkins
made the following statement prior to
the opening of the convention.
"I am very well satisfied with tlx
situation as it stands. I believe that
a fine atmosphere exists and that
proper spirit has been created for best
results in both conventions."
(Continued oa Tag Three.)
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