The Inola Register. (Inola, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 27, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE INOLA REGISTER.
INOLA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1912.
TAFT NOMINATED ON FIRST BALLOT JUDGE PARKER
PRESIDENT RECEIVES 561 AND
•HERMAN 597 VOTES
SHERMAN RUNNING MATE
ROOSEVELT MEN SILENTLY SEE
TAFT MACHINE FINISH WORK
After Five Day* of Tumultuous
Scene* Great Convention Ad-
journs; Roosevelt Crowd Sit
Chicago.—The fifteenth Republican
national convention adjourned at
10:30 Saturday night at the end pt
a long and tumultuous session after
nominating Wm. Howard Taft of
Ohio for president and James School-
craft Sherman of New York, for vice
President Taft received 561 of the
1,078 votes in the convention, or
twenjy-one more than a majority.
The decialon of the Roosevelt peo-
ple, under direction of their leader,
Nicholas Murray Butler of New
York, seconded nomination of Taft
The closing scenes of the conven-
tion were marked by counter demon-
strations for President Taft and Colo-
The first test vote after the an-
nouncement of the Roosevelt vale-
dictory, came on the adoption of the
1 party platform.
The affirmative vote was 666. Roose-
velt delegates prtsent and not voting
numbered 343. There were 53 noes.
36 of them from the La Follette states
of Wisconsin and North Dakota. Sen-
ator La Kollette of Wisconsin was
placed before the convention, but Col-
onel Roosevelt's wishes were carried
out by his followers and they re-
! mained silent during the call of the
states for nominations
| Many of the delegates, however,
carried out their primary instructions
and voted for the colonel.
| On the voting for president, the
| Roosevelt delegates again as a rule
j remained silent. The detailed vote
Taft, S61; Roosevelt, 107; La Fol-
' lette, 41; Cummins, 17; Hughes, 2;
' not voting 344; absent 6.
UNOFFICIAL LIST OF TEMPORARY
DEMOCRATIC HOSTS GATHER
It Is Rumored Bryan Will Taks Fight
On Ratification of Temporary
Officers to Floor of the
Baltimore—Former Judge Alton
B. Parker of New York was selected
for temporary chairman of the demo-
cratic national convention by the ar-
tlon to Judge Parker was In conse-
quence split up.
Wtth Judge Parker the committee
chose I'rey Woodson of Kentucky as
temporary sergeant-at-arms. _
The vote taken Thursday on the
temporary chairmanship was unoffi-
cially made known as follows:
For Judge Parker—Norm'-" E.
Mack. New York; Clark Howell, (ieor-
gla; R. M. Johnston, Texas; Edwin
O. Wood, Michigan; Roger Sullivan,
Illinois; Thomas Taggart, Indiana;
Thomas H. Browne, Vermont, and J.
Fred C. Talbott, Maryland.
For Representative Henry—Jose-
phus Daniels. North Carolina; Robert
Ewing, Louisiana, and John E. Os-
For Senator-elect Ollie James—P. L.
Hall. Nebraska; Crey Woodson, Ken-
tucky, and Martin Wade, Iowa.
For Senator O'C.orman of New York
—John T. McC.raw. West Virginia.
For Senator Kern of Indiana—Rob-
ert S. Hudspeth. New Jersey.
The arrangement committee was In
PROGRESSIVES LAUNCH NEW PARTY
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING OF FOL-
LOWERS NOMINATES T. R.
PLANS LAID FOR ORGANIZATION
IN EVERY STATE
"Thou Shalt Not Steal" Will be Slogan
of New Party, Bays Roosevelt In
8peech—Will Organize In All
Chicago.—Former President Theo-
dore Roosevelt watt nominated for
president on an independent ticket
late Saturday night in the dying hours
of the Republican national convention
in which he had met defeat.
The followers of Colonel Roosevelt
gathered In Orchestra Hall, less than
a mile from the Coliseum and pledged
their support to the former president.
In accepting the nomination. Col.
Roosevelt appealed to the people of
all sections, regardless of party affiili-
ations, to stand with the founders of
A MORAL ISSUE'
Colonel Roosevelt in his speech of
acceptance said In part;
"Gentlemen, I thank you for your
nomination and In you I recognise the
lawfully elected delegates to the Re-
publican convention, who represent
the overwhelming majority of the
voters who took part in the Republi-
can primaries prior to the convention,
and who represent the wish of the
majority of the lawfully elected mem-
bers of the convention. I accept the
nomination subject to but one condi-
"This has now become a contest
which cannot be settled merely along,
the old party lines. The principles
that are at stake are as broad and as
deep as the foundations of our demo-
cracy Itself. They are in no sense
sectional. They should appeal to all
honest citizens, east and west, north
and south; they should appeal to all
right thinking men. whether Repub-
licans or Democrats, without regard
to their previous party affiliations.
"I feel that the time has come when
not only all men who believe in pro-
rangement committee. The choice of
Judge Parker was made against the
protest of W. J. Bryan, whose friends
on the committee submitted the
■ames of four other candidates. Fight
Of the sixteen votes of the committee
went to the New York jurist, while
Representative Henry of Texas re-
ceived three votes; Senator-elect
James of Kentucky, three votes; Sen-
ator Kern ot Indiana, one vote, and
Senator O'tiorman of New York one
As the campaign managers of those
seeking the presidential nomination
were playing for position with respect
to the nomination, the vote in opposi-
session for nearly three house. Before
the meeting the Parker forces an-
nounced openly that they had the
votes to elect and said if Mr. Bryan
desired to raise any issue it would be
better to settle it now lenders of the
movement to nominate Champ Clark
and Governor Wi!son decided that
since an issue was raised on the ques-
tion of progressivism as against the
so-called conservatism, they would
| come out for progressivlsm and put
forward candidates against Judge
to refrain from voting, letf no other
candidate near the persidtjnt. The an-
nouncement of the Taft victory was
greeted with cheering from his ad-
herents and groans and hisses from
When It became absolutely certain
early Saturday that Mr Taft would
be nominated without great difficulty,
the leaders In control of the conven
tlon decided to give htm as a running
mate, his companion on the ticket In
All others dropped from the race
and Mr. Sherman was the only can
dldate regularly placed before the con-
vention. A motion from New Hamp-
shire to make the nomination by ac-
clamation was declared out of order.
There were many scattering votes on
the roll calll.
At no time was there an indication
of a walkout of Roosevelt delegates
They expressed their revolt by si-
In the confusion Just before ad-
journment a resolution was adopted
giving the national committee power
to declare vacant the seat of any man
on the committee refusing to support
the nominees of the convention Jn
1(12. Sherman's vote was 587.
Later both Hadley and Deneen con-
firmed the report that they had de-
clined to permit the use of their
names In connection with the vice
At 10:30 Delegate Ksterbrook of
New Hampshire moved that the con-
vention adjourn without delay and the
motion was adopted. The delegates
tiled out In absolute silence.
Defeated Ones Interested
Washington.—Senator Robert M.
La Follette of Wisconsin and Sena-
tor Albert n. Cummins of Iowa, both
presidential aspirants, spen' Saturday
evening with their ears glued to •
telephone, eager for every scrap of
news from the seat of battle on the
floor of the Chicago convention.
Senator La Follette refused to make
any statement regarding the preslden
"You know." said the senator, "I
have spent ten months in writing an
autobiography. It la finished, except
for the last chapter. I am waiting the
outcome ot this convention, and now
It Is over, I may go ahead and finish
my work, this last chapter will Include
the fight of the progressive republican
voters, whom I hav had the honor of
representing, and will outline the con
ventlon Just closed at Chicago
"If you will notice what few dele-
gates thst 1 did have supported me
to the very last. Never once was
there a cry of wavering in our camp
and I thank them all for their sup-
*** • i 4* it
Judgs Parker Arrives
Baltimore.—Alton II. Parker,
"Bill" Murray In Minority and Attracts around whose candidacy for tempo
Attsntion rary chairman the first skirmish ot
Baltimore—In silent msrehes the the democratic convention is being
arriving delegations Sunday took pos- fought, arrived here from New York organiiation will be pushed forward
session of Baltimore. The first body Sunday Just before his principal op- i rapidly, stste by state.
A CMSnwottf A y
the new party, one of whose cardi-
nal principles, he said, was to be
"Thou shnlt not steal.'
At a later time, probably early In
August, it is Intended that s national
convention shall be held.
The formal nomination of Col.
Roosevelt was said to be chiefly for
the purpose of effecting a temporary
organization Beginning tomorrow
when a call is to be Issued for a state
convention in Illinois, the work of
of boomers to make their appearance ponent, \V. J. Bryan, came In from 1
were Clark men from Missouri. They Chicago. Judge Parker shoved his
came on the "houn' dog special" one conlldence of indorstnent by the ns-
hundred and fifty strong. Big buttons tlonal committee and the convention
of the speaker make them conspicuous at large when he let It be known that
• block off. They had stopped In his speech as temporary chairman
Washington long enough to shake was already prepared.
bands with Champ Clark and tell him declined to talk. Hla friends said be
they were going to win ou at Baltl- declined to talk. Hiis friends said he
more Promises were given that the took the ground that the roll he ex-
delegation "would be heard from" pected to fill made It unbecoming for
Monday. him to take sides on the question of
Another train load of delegates snd whether a conservative or progressiva
boomers came In from Oklahoma, but should sound the keynote of the con-
the troublesome thing about it wns ventlon.
that the boomers were divided be-
tween Clark and Wilson Just as the
"Alfalfa Bill" Murray, head of the
Wilson following, sdmltted he was out
numbered on the trsin. but promised
another battalion of Wilson men on
the ground at the convention
Col. Roosevelt, in accepting the
nomination, said he did so on the
understanding that he would willingly
atep aside if It should be the desire
of the new party, when organized, to
select another standard bearer
Within 24 hours after the nomlna
tion of Colonel Roosevelt, a call was
issued for sn Illinois convention of
Roosevelt supporters, at which a state
organization will be formed. Medili
McCormlck of Chicago aaid that calls
in other states would be Issued in
rapid succession and that within a
few weeks the independent party
would be organized In every section
Shawnee, Okla.—W. F. Webber and 0f the country.
Earl Thayer have been held here by, ,n ln whtch ,h« organizations
Justice Hal Johnson under bond of | oppo.,4 to Colonel Roosevelt, it
I2.ii00 each to await action of the ,§ ,anpt>d name en„re n,w Ucke„.
grand Jury on a charge of blowing p und„ th„ ,mblem th,
?.* M^dav " progressive party
gressive principles but all men whe
believe iu those elementary maxlmi
of public and private morality whict
underlie every form of successful gov
ernment should join ln one movement
Therefore. I ask you to go to youi
several homes to find out the sentl
nient of the people at home, and ther
again to come together, I suggest by
mass convention, to nominate for the
presidency a progressive candidate ot
a progressive platform; a candidal*
and a platform that will enable us to
appeal to Northerner and Southerner
Easterner and Westerner, Republicat
and •Democratic alike, ln the name ol
our common American citizenship. II
you wish me to make the fight, 1
will make It even If only one state
should support me. The only condl
tion I impose is that you shall be
entirely free when you come to
gether, to substitute any other man In
my place If you deem It better for th«
movement, and ln auch caae I will
give him my heartiest support.
"Whenever In any stats the Repub
Ilcan party Is true to the principles
of Its founders and Is genuinely the
party of justice and of progress, I ex
pect to see It come bodily Into the
new movement, for the convention
thst has Just set In this city is In no
proper sense of the word a Republl
can convention at all. It does not
represent the masses of the Repub-
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