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Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - June 25, 1912, Abilene, Texas VOLUME XXXI VBILEVE TKXAS KKSDAY 11 1912 MHBEK M WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT REPUBLICAN NOMINEE Vote Resulted in Five Hundred and FiftyNine for Taft and One Hun dred and Ninety for Colonel Name is Only One Presented and Wins by Larger Majori ty Than Taft Platform is Reported Adopted Containing Many Important Planks Special to The Reporter CHICAGO ILL June Howard Taft was nominated by the Republican National Convention at twenty minutes after nine oclock to night His name was presented by W C Hearing of Ohio and John Wana maker The vote resulted five hundred and fiftynine for Taft and onehun dred and ninetytwo for Roosevelt two hundred and thirtyeight refusing lo vote Cummins received seventeen LaFollette fortyone aull Hughes twenty three votes WILL HE USED IIY KKI1ELS TO DE FEND CITY VKOM FEDERALS EXPECTED ATTACK TO TAKE CITY JHadcro Troops are Active Arc Discussing Method by Which They Will Besiege Plate eii Heiirfu at Cliiliuiiiiua ROOSEVELT IS ALSO NOMINATED Following the convention a large number of the Roosevelt delegates met In the Orchestra Hall for the purpose of forming a new party Roose velt was also nominated YICEPWiSlBESTi Roosevelts name was not presented before the Republican Convention Taft and LaFollette alone were presented arid Sherman was the only one presented for vicepresident He won by a larger majority than Taft PLATFOHM ADOPTED BY COXVEXTION Platform reported adopted by the Republican National Convention todaj the resolutions committee opens with a preamble reaffirming allegiance lo the partys principles and declares its unchanging faith in government of the people by the people and for the people It expresses in strong language a demand for continuance of untrammelled and Independent ju uiciary It declares for the continuation of the constitution of the United States as it stands today It promises to continue to be a party of ad vanced and constructive statesmanship The platform pledges to strive not only in the nation but in the several states to enact legislation to safe guard the public health to limit effectively the labor of women and child ren and to protect earners engaged in dangerous occupations and In recommend workmens compensation act laws Ihe platform reaffirms an intentioa to ijihoid at all times authority and the Integrity of courts both state and federal and demands that the power of the courts to protect life liberty and property shall be held in It favors legislation which will bring more hasty decisions by the coirtsin both civil and criminal cases and less tedious and costly ap peals While announcing that the party regards the recall of judges as un necessary the platform declares for such action as may simplify the re iiioial from office of any judge who may be found derelict in his duties It indorses Taft universal peace idea and settlement of international dis putes peacefully and reference of all justifiable controversies between na tions to international court of justices It declares against special privileges and monopoly and recommends imendments to present antitrust laws defining urminal offenses against law and providing for punishment of the violators In recommending crea federal laws governing interstate commerce and enterprises the plat frderal laws governing interstate commerce and enterprises The plat Tnrm reaffirms Republican belief in protective tasift it denounces the tariff for revenue only Idea as destructive to many industries f reci n mends the reduction of some of the present import duties This revision ihe platform says Should be made in accordance with information obtained by expert commission The record of Republican National Conventions and candidates held since the close of the civil war is as follows Chicago May 20 S Grant of Illinois and Schuyler Colfax of Indiana Philadelphia June 5 S Grant of Illinois and Henry Wilson of Massachusetts Cincinnati June 14 B Hayes of Ohio and Wil liam A Wheeler of New York Chicago June 2 A Garfield of Ohio and Chester A Arthur of New York Chicago June 8 G Elaine of Maine and John A Logan of Illinois Chicago June 19 Harrison of Indiana and Levi P Morton of New York Minneapolis June 7 Harrison of Indiana and Whitelaw Reid of Now York St Louis June 7 McKinley of Ohio and Garret A Ilobart of New Jersey Philadelphia June 19 McKinley of Ohio and Theo dore Roosevelt of New York Chicago June 21 Roosevelt of New York and Charles W Fairbanks of Indiana Chicago June 16 H Taft of Ohio and James S Sherman of New York Special to the Reporter El Paso Tex June hun dred addiljonal rebel soldiers reached Juarez today to defend it against a federal attack The federals are ac tively planning to make an attack on the city within ten days and if they are successful use the city as the ba sis of operations against the rebel capital of Chihuahua Discuss Method of Attack Gen Sanjines who has the com mand of the federal troops on tba northern border reached here tonight to confer with Giuseppe Garibaldi an llalian soldier of fortune ViceGov ernor Eugenio Gayou of Souora and other federal leaders relative to tin attack A battery of field artillery am four machine guns comprise a par of the federal equipment now at Agua Prieta in Sonora near Douglas Ariz ona that wjir be in the attacl on Jaurez cu lleurta Awaits Development At Chihuahua General Heurta ii marking time awaiting the completion of preparations for the attack on Juarez before he presses to the north Charges That Under Direction and Encouragement of Taft Majority and Steam Roller Methods Suc cessful Fraud Has Been Practiced Photo copyright 1912 by American Press Association MRS THAW PROTKSTS Attorney Goes Over Witnesses Inli mate Ifelations With Artists Xodel WHITE PLAINS N Y June Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw protested bit terly today at the hearing in the case of husband Harry K Thaw having to go all over again the details of her relations with Stanford White Right here and now she said when pressed by counsel for Thaw from Matteawan I want to say that I dont want to go through this wholo thing again I dont want Thaw to hide behind my skirts in his two dir y trials You need not go into de ails you can get me to answer Beginning the cross examination Counsel Sherman had the witness go over details about her early life in a ittle New Jersey village then in Phil adelphia and finally in New Yorla here sheWan to pose for artists and hen went on the stage He led her through the first stages of her ac quaintance with Stanford White and ler visits to his studio with the swing ling from the ceiling and to his quar ers in the Madison Square Garden ower Thaw hung intently on the girls tes timony He appeared to be biting his lails She told of her visit to Whites apart nent but burst out with her indig lant protest when asked to answer further intimate questions Tears filled her eyes after her out burst and she spoke in a shaky voice You know all about this and so Iocs everyone else she cried Asked whether she had testified that ihe had never seen anything to leid her to believe that Thaw was not of perfectly sound mind she answered Yes but later qualified it by say ing except on the question of Stan ford White 4th of July Picnic The following orders have decided to celebrate the 4th of July in a fitting manner Modern Wtwdmen Royd Neighbors Brotherhood Amei men There will be races and young and a good time assured WILLIAM II TAFT Born in Cincinnati Sept 10 1857 the son of Alphonso Taft who was a member of President Grants cabinet Graduated from Yale in 1S7S and from the Cincinnati law school in V Appointed assistant prosecuting attorney for Hamilton County O Ohio in 1881 0 Appointed collector of internal revenue by President Arthur in 1S82 O Resigned his official position in 1883 to begin the practice of law O Appointed assistant county solicitor in 1885 0 Anpointcd judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati in 1SS7 O Elected to the Superior Court in 1SSS for a term of five years O Resigned from thtv bench in to become solicitor general at Washington Cf Appointed judge of the United States Circuit Court in 1892 O Become dean and professor in the law department of the Universi Q ty of Cincinnati in 1S9C Became first efifl governor of the Philippines in 9fti Declined an offer of appointment on the supreme bench of the United States Resigned his position as governor of the Philippines in 1903 0 Became Secretary of War in President Roosevelts cabinet in 1904 tt Restored order in Cuba as Provisional Governor in 190G O Again declined the offer of a place on the supreme bench of the O United Stales W Announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomina O tion in 1907 0 Inaugurated the first Philippine Assembly at Manila in Oct 1907 C Nominated for President at ChicagoJune IS 1908 and elected in 0 November Inaugurated 2Gth President of the United States March 4 1909 Announced liis candidacy for renomiuation in 1911 B OPKMNG 1imER SATURDAY tho fraternntists who may attend A full program will appear in the Re porter of June 30th Dr John Wesley Hill President of he International Peace Forum de ivered the prayer today before the Republican National Convention He pake as follows O Thou Who sitteth upon the cir le of the heavens ijnto whom all hings come in beauty and perfection ve approach Thee supported by tho icmories of past mercies encouraged y the tokens of Thy love lured by lie light of Thy Word and strength ned bvthe inspiration by Thy Spirit We thank Thee that unto us Thy lory has been revealed that upon us by Knowledge has dawned while bout us are the manifestations of hat Providence which is imminent in he affairs of the world Wo praise Thee for Thy enriching lessings for the laws which are in eague with us and the forces which re our friends for the wealth of nountnins and that more real of the icncrous soil for the products of the ield and and far resounding a for home and school and sanc uary for flag and country for light ml liberty and life and above all or the revelntlor of Thyself in the ace of Jesus Christ We rejoice in the great things here today the Party of free lean Yeodom and equality courage and patrio for oldjtism progress and prosperity witli iis background of triumphant history We thank Thee for the principles achieve ments and leaders of Ibis parly for Lincoln and Grant for Garfield Har rison and McKinley the heroes and patriots of vanished years yea the patriots of today who are striving for the maintenance of that democracy which is tile guarantee of human rights and equal justice to all We pray The blessings upon this assembly these delegates upon whom devolve arduous responsibilities Grant unto them clearness of vision strength of purpose and purity of patriotism that they may neither fal ter nor fail in the execution of duty Bless we the President of the United States We thank Thee for the inspiration of his leaeclrship and the greatness of his achievements Bless the Governor of this State and of all fjje states Bless all law makers and magistrates Bless our entire citizenship Grant that we may be possessed of a knowledge that shall dispel darkness and a virtue that shall banish evil And so may we dwell together in liberty walk in light and prove worthy of our high calling We pray for our land and nation Save us from vice and violence but irpon all the nations of the earth and especially upon the nations that grope in gloom Bring upon them the beau ty of spring and the fruitfulness of summer and hasten the cloudless dawn of universal peace when the war drums shall be heard no longer and when the battle flag shall be fulled in the parliament of man And unlo Thee will we ascribe the praise and glory forever Amen Early Saturday New Party Talk Spieid Among Colonels Delegates Who Say They Remain In to Force Vote For Taft Stormy Session Credential Com mittee By Associated Press CHICAGO ILL June Roosevelt today definitely severed his relations with the Republican National Convention In a statement setting forth his position He Buid that slnde the Convention had declined to re move tho delegates he contends are fraudulent be could not possibly rec ognize its authority He urged his delegates to refrain from vollng in the Convention al though stating iu case that tliey did vote he could free them from ob ligations to cast their ballots for him He charged Under the direction and encouragement of the Taft majority of the National Committee and by the socalled steam roller methods and th disregard of every principal of honesty and after denying the theft of eighty or ninety delegates the Republican National Convention as now composed has no claim to represent the voters of the Republican party Tho Convention represents nothing but successful fraud and any man nominated by It would merely be a beneficiary of this successful fraud Talk arose aarly today among the Rocvjevclt delegates of a mass ing to bring into effect sonic form of a temporary a new party tohcgiu in all parts ofthe the name Progressive chosen Tho leaders said that the only reason for their staying in the Convention was to force their oppon ents to nominate Taft Theyfear that a rupture would mean a compro mise candidate Roosevelts name will not he presented by his friends said Oruisby McHarg this morning eOAVEXTIOJI CONVENES AT A M The Mississippi contests were first epnsidered when the convention was called to order this morning at fortythree minutes after ten Amid cries of toot toot the Mississippi delegates at large and the Taft del egates in the second fifth and sixth districts were seated by a viva voce vote The seventh Mississippi and fourth Carolina came fust and it was difficult to keep tract of the proceedings Tile third Oklahoma and the second Tennessee were rushed through one by one about onefourth of the delegates hearing the reading of the reports CROWD SIXGS JIERUIIY WE ROLL AtOJfG The Washington delegates at large and in the first and second and bird districts were seated without any roll call as it had been expected 1he crowd then began to sing Merrily We Roll Along This finished he Washington cases all in Tafts favor i Victor Rosewateij retiring chairman of the National Committee ven ured down among the Pennsylvania delegates and was picked up by a ug Pennsylvanian and held high while the crowd yelled ROOSEVELT MEMBERS ARK DESOUXCED Denouncing the Roosevelt members of the Credentials Committee as liars gutter workers and partisans the majority members of the Committee toduy answered the attack on them charging a coalition to eat the Taft delegates and made public last night A committee of five vas authorized to draw a statement This action followed a heated session the Credentials Committee The Platform Committee finished its deliberations at tnirty minutes last twelve oclock this afternoon The principal discussion was whether he tariff resolutions should include the special recognition of the fatit hat certain duties are too high with a pledge for reduction andwas so ecided In a heated argument between Chairman Devine of the Credentials Com nittee and Senator McCormick of Illinois on the committee roll today when Devine declared the Roosevelt members of the committee were willful iars Argument arose over a signed statement of the Roosevelt men at acking the work of the committee Devine and McCormick almost came o blows as a result of last nights statement and charged that the report lad been prepared in advance 1 did not come here to have my aets questioned said McCormick ising And no one can make such a charge against me answered DC Devine then turned the gavel over to Lanstrum of Montana anil topped down among the committee members St Clair of Idaho said that he thought the statement was true Judge lorrison of Arizona wanted to know if he thought that the Arizona cases prepared in advance Yes said St Chiir Then youre a liar aid Morrison The sergeantatanns compelled the members to take their seats JIc Cormick admitted that he had written the report of the Roosevelt mem jers Then there came charges of McCormick Henri and others being ab cnt from the Committee when much of the evidence was presented In tlie fifth Virginia district where the National Committee seated two lelcgates who had been voting with he Roosevelt delegates all through the onventicn the Credentials Committee voted unanimously to put them OH he permanent roll Col Cecil Lyon presenting the Texas cases said This fight has not een in the interest of Taft but against me He said that he had received undreds of telegrams from his friends telling him to go through the fight 1 Chicago or that they would attend to his case when he got back home If you turn these men out1 he said you will cause not only wople of Texas to look elsewhere for recopnilion but many of the other tales as well Tho Texas Taft delegates except in the third and fifteenth districts vere placed on the permanent roll by the Credentials Committee at this aflernoon
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