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   Abilene Semi Weekly Reporter (Newspaper) - June 25, 1912, Abilene, Texas                                 0^i-(Pieekip Hjepxr:^er  VOLI MK XXX!  AHILE.NK, TEXAS, TC’ESIMY, JI V IJM2.  XI AIBER 4«.  WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT REPIBLICAM NOMINEE  SEVaT IS ll  EFO  • — 0-  N  A r  A  A  J  mNODEsmn  Vote Resulted in Five Hundred and Fifty-Nine for Taft and One Hun dred and Ninety for Colonel.  200 TUPS  REACH lUAIiEZ  WILL HE USEII HY HEHELS TO HE. IEM! rnV EKOAI FEHEKAI/S EXEEITEH ATTAI'h.  SHERMAN NOMINATED VICE-PRESIDEN  Name is Only One Presented and Wins by Larger Majori ty Than Taft. Platform is Reported Adopted. Containing Many Important Planks.  SjHTial to Th*» Reporter.  ('HK’ACiO, ILI.., June 22.—Williuiu Howard Taft was nomlnatt*<l by the H»‘publiean National Convention at twenty minutes after nine o’clock to-nAKht. His name was presented by W. C. HearluK of Ohio and John Wansi maker.  A'he vote resiilted five hundred and fifty-nine for Taft and one hundred and ninety-two for Roosevelt, two hundred and tlilrty-eight refusing to vote. ('uniinins received seventeen. I.aFollette torty-oiie and Hugii<“;s twenty three votes.  PREPARE I TAKE CHT  •Aladero A'ntop.s tire Active mid Are HlsciisNifiic .Method by AVIilcli They Will Keslege Place.  (•CII. Hciirtii at ChiiiiniltiHi.  KHHHKVELT IS ALStl MAMIX ATER.  Following the convention a large number of the Roosevelt delegates met in the Orchestra Hall for the purpose* of forming a new parly. Uoosa*-velt was also noininatiM.  .SIieH.AfAN .\OMIXATEU VK E.P«+:HIHEXT.  R»>oBevelt'8 name vvai not presented before the Rejuiblican Convention Taft and LaFollette alone were presented, and .Slierimin was Hie only out piesented for vlc<‘-i>re8ideiit. He won by a larger majority than 'J'afl.  PL ATEHKM A IMI PTEK HY ('(».\ VEX TIHX.  Platform reported adopted by Hie Republican .National Convention toda.> b> the resolutions committee opens with h preamble, reaffirming allegiano* lo tile party's princliiles and deciares its unclianging faith in governineiii •’of tile people, by the people, and for the peoiile.” it expresses iii strong language a demand for continuance of '•iintrainnielled and Indeiiendeiit ju-oiciary.’* It dei lares for the continuation of tile constitution of the I niti'd Ptutes as it stands today. It promises to continue to be a party of advanced and lonstructlve statesmanship. The platform pli'dges to strive not only ill the nation but in the several states to enact legislation; to safe A,uard the public health; to limit effectively the labor t»f women aud cliild-leii, and to prote<'t wage earners, engaged in dangerous oecupatioiis, and to recommend workmen’s compensation a'* laws.  'Hie platform reaffirms an Inteiiti >a to ujihold at all liim-s authority aud tile Integrity of courts, both state and federal, and demands that the puvvei of the courts to protect life, liberty and property, shall be beld inviolate. It favors legislation, which will lirlng more hasty decisions liy the co.irts, in both civil and criminal cases, and less tedious and costly ap-iMiils. Willie announcing that the party regards the recall of judgt-s as uu-iieta-ssary, the platform declares for such action as may simplify the rt*-iiiovul fiom office of any Judge who may be found derelict iii his duties it Indorses Taft, universal peace idea, and settlement of international dis Put«-8 iieacefully, and reference of all justifiable controversies between mi-tioiis to international court of justices.  It declares against special privileges and monopoly mid recouunends .imendments to present anti-trust laws, defining ci'inimil uffem-os against law and providing for punishment of the violators. In recommending mea federal laws governing interstate commerce and enteriirises. the plat-fMleral laws governing interstate commerce aud a iiterprises. Tin platform reaffirms Republican belief in pio’ective ta;Rf; it iienouncA>3 th.' tariff for revenue only idea as destructive to '.nan., industries. U re-‘i u-iiiends the reduction of some of the present Imjiort duties. Tills revision th** platform says should be made in accordance with Information obtained liy expert coiuinisslon.  C/OOOOOOOOOOtOOOOO OOOOOOOOOC'CfOOOOO O'  The record of Republican National Conventions aud caudldiites held since the close of the civil war is as follows:  Chicago, May 20, 1868—Clysses 8. (Jraiit, of Illinois, and Bchuyler  Colfax, of Indiana.  Philadelphia. June 5, 1872-Ulysses S. (Irant, of Illinois, and Henry Wilson of Msssachusetts.  Cincinnati. June 14, 1876 RuHurfoid R Hayes, of Ohio. and William A. Wheeler, of New York.  Chicago. June 2, 1880—James A. Garfield, of Ohio, and Ch**ster A.  Arthur, of New York.  Chicago. June 8. 1884-Jtts. U. Hlalne, of .Maine, aud Joliii A. Ix)gan  of Illinuis.  t'hUago. June 19. 188—Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana, aud l.evi I*. Mort*)!!, of .New York.  Mlniieaivolls. June 7, 1892- Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana, and Whitelaw Reid, of New York.  St U)uls, Juno 7, 1896—William McKinley, of Ohio, aud Oarret A. Hobart, of New Jersey.  Philadelphia, June 19. 1900—William McKinley, of Ohio, and Th*>o-dore Roosevelt, of New York.  Chicago, June 21, 1904—Theodore Roosevelt, of New A’ork, and Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indiana.  (’hlcago, June 16, 1908 AYlUlaiu IL Taft, of Ohio, and James S. Rberman. of New York.  Special to the Reporter:  Kl Paso. Tex., June 22.—Two hundred additjonal rebel soldiers reaclnd Juarez today to defend it against a federal attack. The federals are actively idanning to make an attack on the city within ten days, and if they are successful, use the city as tile basis of oix-rations against tho rebi'l c apital of Chihuahua.  Hlsciiss Met hod of .Mtuek.  Gen. Sanjines, wlio has the command of tile federal troops on tho northern border, reached lu're toniglit to confer with Gius**ppe Gail!)aldi. an Kalian soldier of fortune, Vice-Governor Kiigenio Gayou of Sonora and other fetleral leaders r<*lative to Hie attack.  A battery of field artillery and four machin** guns compris** a part of the federal i*quipment now at Agua Prieta in Sonora near Douglas, Arizona, that will be Used In the attack on Jaurez.  (•en. lleiirtii Awuits Hevelopiiieiits. At Chihuahua General Henrta is marking time awaiting the completion of prepuriitions for the attack on Juarez, Iw'fore h*‘ pressc's to Hi** north.  ROOSEVEL  Photo copyright. 1912. by American Presa Association COOOOOOOOOC^OOOOOX'CfOOOOOOOOOOOOOD  :•    WILLIAM IL TAFT.  O'    Born in Cincinnati. Sept. ir>, isr»7, tile son of Alplumao 'I'aft, who  O' was a nieiiibor of I'’resid»*nt Grant’s cul)in**t.  O'    GiaUuated from Yale in I STS ami from Hie Cinelnnall law school in  MRS. THAW PBHTESTS.  A Homey mate  Goes (her WR nesses Intl-RelutioiiN With Hhlte*— Artists’ Model.  for Hamilton County,  WH ITF PI.A1NS, N. Y.. June 21.-Kvelyn Nesbitt Thaw prott*st**d bitterly today at tho hearing in Hie case of luiy liusband. Harry K. Tliaw, against liavlng to go all over again the details of her relations with Stanford White.  ‘Right here and now,” she said, when iiressed by counsel for Thaw from Matteawan. “I want to say that I don’t want to go through this wholo thing again. I don’t want Thaw to hide behind my skirts In his two dirty trials. You need not go into details, you can get me to answer.  Beginning the cross examination. Counsel Sherman had the witness go over details about her early life in a little New Jersey village, then in Phil-adelpliia and finally in New A'ork where she began to [lOse for artists and then went on the stage. He led her through the first 8tag«"S of her ac-*iualntanc*‘ wltli Stanford White and her visits to his studio with the swing hung from the celling and to his quarters in the .Madison Sijuare Garden tower.  Thaw hung intently on the girl’s testimony. He a]»peared to be biting his nails.  She told of her visit to White’s apartment, but burst out with her indignant protest when asked to answer further intimate questions.  Tears filled her eyes after her outburst arui she si»oke in a shaky voice.  "You know all about this and so loos everyone else,” she cried.  Asked whether she had testified that she had Inver seen anything to lead her to believe that Thaw was not of perfectly sound mind, she answer***!;  “Yes,” hut later qualified It by saying, “ex*'ei)t on the question of Stanford White.”  Appointed assistant iirosccuting attorn**y Ohio, ill ISSI.  Appoint*>*l coll«*efor of internal revenue by Pn'sident Arthur in 1SS2. C KesigmHl ills *»fflcial position in lS.s:5 to b**gin the prat ti* *« of law. O Appoinf«‘d assistant tonnty solicitor in ISS."*.  .\np*dnt*>d judge of th** Superior ('oiirf *if Cinelunati in ISS?. l*:b*et***l t*) the 8up**rl*>r Court in ISSS for a term *>f fiv«* y**ars. Hesigiieti from th** bench in IS'.Mi to li**eom** solicitor general at Waslilngfon.  Appoint***! jinlge of tin* Unit***! States Circuit Court in 1S92.  Be**aine d**an aud professor in tin* law *l**partment of tin* I’niversi-ty of ('im iniiati in 1S‘.»6.  l;**cani** first civil g*)V**rnor    of Hic Philippines in Khil.  D<x*iim**l an offer of appointment on    th** Hiipr**me    bench    *»f    the  rnlled States.  Resign*'*! liin position as governor of the lMiillppin»'S In 19U.T.  B<**-aiii«* S*** r**(ury of War in Pr»'Si*l**nt R*>os**v**lt’s *abin«*t in 19U4. R»*stor.‘*l oilier in Cuba as    Provisional    (Jovernor in    190(5.  Again declined the offer of    a place *>n    til*' HU|ireiii*>    bench    *>f    the  rnit*'d Stat«>8.  Aiinounc«*d hl.s candhlacy for Hie Republican pr«>Hld**ntial nomination in 1907.  Inaugnrat**! the first Philippine Ass**mldy at Manila in Oct., 1907. .\oniinat**d for President «t (hicago. June IS. 190S, ami **l**et.**l in Novenilier.  Inaugnrat*'*! 2(lth Pivslilent of the Unit***! Stales, March 4. 1909. .\nnoun**'d bls *'andidacy f*ir renomination in BHI.  N  SEVERS REU CONVEN  ON  Charges That Untier Direction and Encouragement of Taft Majority and ‘Steam Roller’ Methods, Sue-cessful Fraud Has Been Practiced  “PROGRESSIVE PARTY" MAY BE FORMED  Early Saturday New Party Talk Spic id Among ColonePs Deleg Ates, Who Say They Remain In to Force Vote For Taft. Stormy Session Credential Committee.  4.4.4..|.4.4.4..i.4' + 'l> + 4*4>4'+0000000000000000  Dr. Jolin Wesley Hill. President of Hi*' International I'eaee Forum, deliver***! the jirayer today liefore thej i{«‘puhliean National Couv**ntlon. spake as folbiws:  ”0. Thou Win) 8ltt*'th upon the circle of the heavens’, i^nto whom all things come in beauty and perf**ctlon, we approach Tlieo, supi>ort**d by tho • memories of past merciea, encouraged by the tokens of Thy love, lured by th** light of Thy Word, and strength-**ned bv tile iusplratlon by Thy Sidrit.  “We thank Th**** that unto us Thy glory has be**n rev‘'al«**i, that tipon us Thy Kn*)wl**dge has *lawned, while alout us an* th** manifestations of  HH of July I’R'iilc.  The following orders have decided to celebrate the 4th of July in a fitting manner:    Motlern WiX'dmen, Roy H  Neighbors, Brotherhood Am**rican A’eo-  OPEMXG I’KAYEK SATI'RHAV  rlson and .McKinley; Hie hero*‘s and patriots of vanish*'*! years; yea, the patriots of today, who are striving for He the muiiitenanee of that deinocruey which is the guarantee of human riglits and equal justice to all.  “We pray The blessings ui>on thlf assembly, these delegates upon whom devolve arduous resiionslbllltles. Grant unto them clearness of vision, strength of purpose, and purity of patriotism, that they may neither fal-tiT nor fall in the execution of duty.  ‘‘Bless, we pray The**, tin* President of the Unit*'*! Stat**8. We thank Thee for the Inspiration of his leaedrsbip ami th*' greatn**88 of his aehl«*vements. “Bli'ss the fiovernor of this State  that Provhlem e which is Imminent in j th- affairs of the w*irld?    laiul of ail states. Bless all law  "We praise The** for Thy enrlehin.g! makers and mugistrutes. Bless our  blesiings; for he laws whl*'h ar«^ in entir*^ eitizenslilp. ('.rant that we may  l**ugue witli us aud th** for* *'S which j be possess***! of a knowledge that shall are our friends: for Hie w*‘altli of disp* I durkn**Hs. aud a virtue that shall mountains aud that mot** real of th**jliaulsh evil. Aud so may we dwell g* nerouB aoli; for the prtnluets of the together In liberty, walk In light, and  field and f*irest and fur resounding s**u • for Inline and seliool ami sunc-  prove w'urthy of our high eulling! "We pray for our land ami nation.  tuary: for flag and <ountry; for light jSave us from vice and vIolen*e, but and lib* rty and life; and aliove all. | mum all the nations of th® earth; and for the ivvelatloi. of Thvsi lf in the '*-Hi)eclally uiMin the nations that grope  in gloom. Bring upon them the beauty of spring ami the fruitfulness of summer, and hasten the cloudless  when the  face of Jesuit Fhrist.  "We rejoice in the great things rep-resentetl In're, today, the Party of fre»*-  dom and equality courag*- and patrio-jdawn of universal peace, men. There will    be races    for oldjtism, progia*ss ami    prosperity, with lls    war drums shall be heard    no longer  aud young and a    good time    assured    . backgrtiuml    of triumphant history. We    and when the battle flag    shall be  the fraternatlsts who may attend. A    I thank The**    for the    principles, achieve-    fulled la the parliament of    man. And  full program will    appear In    the Re-Aments and    leaders    of th!" party; for    unto Thee will we ascribe    the praise  porter of June 3Utb.    Liuculn    aud    Grant,    for Garfield, (lur- ami glory forever, Amen.  By As80Ciat**d Press.  CHICAGO, ILL., June 22.—Col. Roosev*?lt today d»'flnltely severed his reliititins wlHi th** H**pul)llcan National C*)n\**nHon In a statement, H**ttiiig forth Ills iiosltion. ll** snltl Hiat simit; Hie Convention he*l d**t lim**l to r *-move Hie de!*’gut**8, lie cont«*n*ls are frumiulent, ii** could not ifossibly re*-ognize its authority.  He urged his tielecate.s to r**frain from voting in tin* Convention, al* tliough stating in cub** Hiat tli**y dill vot**, he could free Hiem from *ib-ligatlona to cast tiieir ballots    for liim. ll*? chai god;  ‘‘lauder Hie dlr**cHoii ami    *>m'*iuragem*'nt of Hie    Tuft    majority    of tin*  National (’omiuitl****, aud by Hie ao-calIe*l ‘sti'aiii roller’ uu‘Hio*ls, and tie* *Usr**gard of every principal of honesty, and aft**r denying Hie tlieft of tiglity or ninety del»*guteH, Hi** R**publi*'^n National (Convention, as now <onip*)t**d, has no claim to represent Hi** voters of Hie Repuhllcan parl.v.  "The Convention represents noHiing but succ**8Hful fraud, and any man nominated by it would merely b*) a lieneficlury of Hiis Huc<*es8ful frauil.” 'I'alk arose early today among Hie HtMv;ev**lt deiegut<*s of a mass meet/ ing to liring into effect some    form of a tiqnporary organization    of    a uev>  }»rtity to lM*gin in all imrta of    the countrjr,  The name ‘‘Progressive Panty” w'us chos**n. The Jea*lera «al*l that the only reason for their staying in Hic Conv«*ntlon was to force their oppon-* Hts to nominate Taft. They f»*ar that a ruptur** would mean a compromise candiiliit**. "Roosevelt's name will not be pres**nfed by bls friends,” said Ornisljy McHarg this morning.  (’(LWE.MIBX (’(EX VEXES AT ll):AO A. M.  The .Mississippi contests were first cunsld**r«**l when the convention was called to order this morning at forlythree minutes after t**n. Amid crl*‘S of "toot,” ‘‘toot,” th** Mississippi del**gat*‘S at lurg**. aud the Taft del-<*gates In Hie s**cond, fifth, and sixth dlstric'ts w**re sealed by a viva vo«e \*j(*‘.    'i'll** Hev**ntli Mississippi un*l fourtli Carolina came lust, and it was  *lifficiilt t*i k****p tract of the pr*)******dings. 'I'lit* ililnl Oklalioma and the r*** uiid T»*nn*>Bse** w'i*re rushed Hirougii one by on** about oiie-foiirHi of til** *lelegatea hearing Hie r«*ading of th** reports.  ( KOBB .SlX(i.S, "MERRILY WE KOLL ALO.Xi.”  Tile Washington *lelegat**s at lurg** and in tile first and 8*>coiul and I bird districts w er** scut***! without any nill call, as It had been expecte*!. 'lh** crowd then h**guu to sing, ’’.Merrily We Ituli Along.’’ This finished Hu* Washington cases, all in Tuft s favor.    ;  Victor Kosewatei-j retiring ctiuirman of the .National Committee, ventured down among Hi** Penusylvania delegates, and was pick*d up l*y a iilg Pennsylvanian and held high while the crowd yelle*!.  KOOMEVELT MEMREH.S ARE BEXOI X( ED.  Denouncing the Roosevelt ^members of the Credentials (Committee as ‘‘liars,” “gutter workers,” and “partisans,” tile majority iuemla'rs of Hie Committee today answ**red the attack on them charging a "coalition” to scut Hie Taft delegates, and made public last night. A committee of five was autliorized to draw a stat**meut. This action fallowed a heated session t*f th*? Credeniluls Committee.  Tile Platform ('omnUtt«*e finlsh«*d its deliberations ut thirty minut**H past twelve o'clock this afternoon. Tile principal discussion was wlietlu*r the tariff t**soluHoiis should include tin* speoiul retognitiou of the fain tiiat certain duti**s are too higii with a pledge for r«Mtuctlun, and was so d**clded.  Ill a heated argument betw**en ('halrman Devine of the Creileiitials Com-mitte** and Senator .Mct'ormlck of Illinois on th** committee roll ttulay, \vlu*n Devine declared th** Roosevelt members of the committee were ’’willful liars.” Argument arose over a signed statement of the Roosevelt men attacking the work of the committee. Devine aud .McCormick almost came to blows as a result of last night’s statement and cliarged that the rep*>rt had been prepared in advance.  “I did not come here to have my acts qu**8tiom*d,” sal*! McCormick. rising. “And no one can make such a charg** against me,’’ an.swered Devin**, Devine then turned the gavel over to Luiistrum of .Montana, aud stepp**d down among the committee members.  St. Clair of Idaho said that he thought the statement was true. Judge Morrison of Arizona want«*d to know if h*> thought tliat tin Arizona titse* were prepart*d In udvance. “Yhs,” said St. Clair. "Tiien you’re t liar,' -aid .Morrison.  The sergeant-at-arms compelled th* nu*mi>**r8 to tske th**ir scats. .\i •-i’ormlck admitted that h* had written the rei'ort of Hie Roosexglt m*iu* hers. Tlien there cam** * hurges of McConui* k. Heurl and oHieis being ab-K* nt from the ('ommittee when mucli of the ovj*l**nee was pi* aetiU d.  In Hie fifth VHrginia district wiiei** the National <'onun,itte<- seated tw*» dt l**gates who had b**»*n voting with th** Roosevr lt dels g ites all through eon vent bn. the Credential;; Committee voted unanimously to put them on the permanent r*>Il,  Col. Cecil Lyon, presenting the Texas cases, said:    “This    fight    has    not  lieeii In the Interest of Tuft, but against mc.” ll** said Hint lui had reciHvcd hundreds of telegrams from his frioiiUs. telling him to go through the fight ar Chicago, or that "Hiey would attend to his case w h* n he got back hor e “If you turn these men out.’’ he said, “you will : ause not only lieople of Texas to look elsewhere for recognition, but inH.ny of tbs other states as well.’'  The Texas Taft delegates except in th** third aud fifteenth dlrtrictjK were placed on the pennan**nt roll by the CrtidentlaE CommlHe* at this afterinxm.   

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