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1916 Excerpt: ...moneyed interests had upon the country. The most
active opponent of the bill was Senator R. M. La Follette, of
Wisconsin, who conducted a filibuster against the same, during
which time he held the floor of the Senate continuously for
eighteen hours. His efforts, however, were unavailing, for the bill
was finally passed on May 30, just before the adjournment of
Congress. In 1908 public attention was absorbed by the elections of
President and Vice-President and numerous State officials. The
greatest interest centered in the nominations of the Republican and
Democratic parties, but more particularly the former because it was
generally supposed that President Roosevelt would use his influence
to insure the nomination of one who was favorable to his policies
and who would carry them out to their ultimate successful
completion.' The first important party to hold its convention was
the Populist party which at St. Louis on April 3 nominated Thomas
E. Watson, of Georgia, and Samuel W. Williams, of Indiana. In May
the Socialist party at Chicago nominated Eugene V. Debs, of
Indiana, and Ben Hanford, of New York; on June 18 the Republicans
at Chicago nominated William H. Taft, of Ohio, and on the 19th
James S. Sherman, of New York; William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, and
John W. Kern, of Indiana, were nominated by the Democrats at Denver
on July 16; Eugene W. Chafin, of Illinois, and Aaron S. Watkins, of
Ohio, were nominated by the Prohibition party at Columbus, Ohio, on
July 16; and the Independence party at Chicago on July 28 nominated
Thomas L. Hisgen, of Massachusetts, and John T. Graves of New York
(formerly of Georgia). The Republican platform, beside indorsing
the policies of the Roosevelt administration, declared "that the
rules of procedure in the federal cour...
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