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VOL. XLII NO. 22.
OMAHA," SATURDAY. MORNING, JULY 13, 1912 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS.
CHAFIN NAMED TO
HEAD DM TICKET
Froiubitionists in National Conven
. , tion Name Candidates to
ARIZONA MAN FOR FIRST PLACE
Watkins of Ohio Selected to Run for
NOMINATIONS QUICKLY MADE
Nominees Are Skme Men Who Made
f Race Four Years Ago.
MANY - ARE WILLING TO RUN
California and Texas Have Aspirants
for the Coveted Position but
They Are Eliminated by
Eugene W.-Chafin, Arizona
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
.Aaron S. Watkins, Ohio
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 12.-The
I prohibitionists', national convention took
'up this afternoon the nominations of can-
didates for president and vice president.'
; Eugene W. Chafin of Arizona, the nomi
nee of four years ago, was first placed
tin nomination. F. W. Emerson of San
Francisco also was named a sa presi
dential candidate. Several other candi-
uttico wereio De namea ana u was evi-
(dent a choice would not bemad euntll
ilate In the session.
Andrew Jackson Houston of Texas was
I placed in nomination for president by J.
'L. Campbell of Texas. Illinois seconded
fine nomination of Chafin.
. The ballot resulted in the nomination
Aaron S. Watkins of Ohio was nomi
nated for vice' president.
The party ticket, Chafin and Watkins,
is th esame as i nth ecampalgn of 1908.
Regards it, an ' Honor.
Mr. Chafin said he regarded the nom
ination as the greatest political honor
'bestowed on any man this year.- He
thanked ,tje convention for his nomina
tion and promised not to stand for a
third ternjj. ; ' ' .",;
After the nomination of officers the
- convention was forced to rush its busi
ness to a conclusion, as many of the
delegates were leaving for their homes.
Because of this the proposal to change
ithe name of the party was not taken up
for general discussion and action.
A. J. Orem of Massachusetts in a brief
speech promised to pledge more money i
to the campaign fund should the name
.; i ii .
RAWtf f AQUICB CUrtBT
MITCHELL, 6. D.. July 12. -(Special.)
The state- examiner's office of this city
ihai.ust .concluded an examination of
the state BanK at south Shore, in Cod
ington county; which is temporarily
closed because of the suicide of the
cashier, R. H. Williams. The cashier had
been connected with a, farmers' elevator
at South Shore for sometime in which
was stored about $14,000 worth of grain
, owned by the farmers in that section.
Williams disposed of the grain and used
the money to speculate on the board ot
trade, and In time lost all. He drew on
a grain firm for $500 and placed it to
the credit of the farmers in his bank.
When he had to make the draft good
later and saw the impossibility of it and
that this would bring out his embezzle
ment, Williams committed suicide. The
bank examiner discovered a shortage of
i$500. The bank will be little affected by
the embezzlement. :
ESCAPED CONVICTS ARE
SURROUNDED IN CABIN
CRAIG, Colo., July 12. Two escaped
convicts from the Wyoming penitentiary,
who have been terrorizing the settlers
near the Colorado-Wyoming line, were
surrounded today In a cabin forty miles
northeast of here. One of the men . is
Frank Dempsey and his companion is a
life-termer. They are well supplied with
ammunition and a battle is expected
niomenarlly. Yesterday the men visited
the Davidson ranch and compelled Mrs.
Davidson to dress the wounds of one of
them and prepare them a meal.
GOES FISHING, FALLS IM
CREEK ANDJS DROWNED
DEADWOOD, S. D., July ll.-While try
ing to catch a big fish In a deep pool in
Iron creek, near here, John Mickenbier,
a young homesteader of Kutte county
fell in and was drowned.
Mlchenbler bad joined a party of strang
ers and boasted that he could show, the
biggest catch. He is believed to have
relatives at Pana, O.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and VlcloJty
Fair tonight and Saturday; slightly
cooler tonight. '
5 a. m....... 72
6 a. m 71
1 a. m 74
8 a. m 77
9 a. m SI
10 a. m -. 82
11 a. m... gg
12 m 91
1 p. m. 92
3 p. m. 95
1 p. m... ....... 97
Local Weather Record.
, - 1912. 1911. 1900.
Lowest last night 62 68 SO M
Precipitation 06 .04 .W .02
Normal temperature for today, 77 de
Deficiency in precipitation since March
1, 7.02 Inches.
Deficiency corresponding period, , 1911.
ueiiaency corresponding penoa, jjuv,
Make Platform and ,
i Endorse Slate
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 12.-A plank
favoring the amendment of the present
income tax law of Wisconsin was incor
porated in the platform adopted by the
democratic state convention today. The
adoption of the plank followed a hard
fight on the floor of the convention by
radicals who favored a plank promising
a repeal of the present law and the sub
stitution of an entirely new statute.
The platform, as presented by the reso
lutions committee, ratified that of the
Baltimore convention, pledged support to
the candidates named there and affirmed
confidence in William J. Bryan. On' the
ground that "government by appointive
officers is not government by the peo
pie," the platform condemned the prac
tlce of "multiplying commissions and ap
pointive offices in Wisconsin." Final
paragraphs favored municipal home rule.
pledged the party's support to,.the con
tltutional amendment providing for the
initiative, referendum and recall, and at
firmed the party's belief in the principle
of the guarantee of bank deposits.
Fewer than 300 delegates were present
when the afternoon session was opened.
.Nominations ror , lieutenant governor
began immediately. Henry A. Moehlenph
of Clinton and Harry W. Bolens of Port
Washington were the only . nominees.
Both names will go on the primary ticket.
Andrew J. Kealy of Hudson was the
sole nominee for secretary of state. R.
A. Watkins of Lancaster, J. J. Brenk of
Milwaukee and E. P. Conway of G;anl
Rapids were placed in nomination, but
Jacob Leonard of Marathon and Nicholas
Schmidt of Marathon City were nomi
nated for state treasurer. M. T. Cannon
of Merrillan and Fred Meyers of Wau
paca also were placed before the conveu
tion, but they were eliminated ona call
to select the two highest candidates.
s There is No
Need of Third Party
ST. PAUL, July 12.-In a letter to
Hugh T. Halbert, Minnesota Roosevelt
leader, who recently mailed a circular
letter to all candidates for governor In
this state, asking them to bo on record
in support of the proposed new third
party move, Governor Eberhart today
positively refuses to Join the third party
"I can see no need of organizing a third
party," wrote Governor Eberhart.
MADISON, Wis., July 12.-The Roose
velt party cannot get on the general elec
tion ballot In Wisconsin as a. regular
ticket. It can get on the ballot under
the individual or nonpartisan nomination
as provided by the statute, according to
a recent opinion by the attorney general.
Under one section.: of the law, upon peti
tion of 1,000 elector?., th parts can have
five words" to explain lha principles it
represents.--' v.-.'--.-.-' .
Statue of Mlo is A
FARGO, N." D., July 12.-With hundreds
of former residents of the counties of
Northern Europe present as well as an
official representative, of France, the
statue of Rollo, the Viking chieftain, was
unveiled today in the park. The statue,
which is a replica of that unveiled June
5, 1911, at Rouen, France, was presented
by that city to America.
H. G. Maugras, secretary of the French
embassy' at Washington, represented the
French government at the unveiling cere
mony. Mr. Maugras Is a native of Nor
mandy, where the followers of Rollo
settled after the siege of Paris in 911.
The statue was accepted by Mayor W.
D. Sweet in behalf of Fargo and by
Governor John Burke in behalf of the
state. Senator L. B. Hanna spoke as
representative of President ' Taft. The
unveiling ceremony itself was entrusted
to Miss Horton Gharst, daughter of. Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. R. Gharst of Fargo.
TUFTS IS CONVICTED OF
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 12.-The Jury
in the case of Gorham Tufts, jr., accused
of having gained possession of approxi
mately $100,000 from his wife, formerly a
Mrs. Roe of Fort Worth, Tex., by the
fraudulent power of attorney, returned a
verdict late last night finding Tufts
guilty. He was remanded for sentence.
His attorneys Indicated that an appeal
might be taken, v
This was Tufts' second trial, the jury
in the first - hearing having disagreed.
Tufts was charged with having used In
California papers granting him power of
attorney in Texas. His defence was that
he did not know this power was void In
California and that he had no intention
of using it fraudulently. . '
It was claimed thjat Tufts used the
money he is alleged to have secured in
furthering the interests of the so-called
"Church of God," a mystic Oriental sect
of which he was the acknowledged head.
HEAVY RAIN IN NORTH ..
DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.,' July 12,-The
heaviest rainfall since the rainy period of
June 30, early today swept the . north
west, according to reports received here,
Minnesota," South Dakota and portions of
North Dakota receiving an especially
heavy precipitation. At Dickinson, N.
D., a destructive hailstorm Is said to
have' damaged crops severely over a
stretch ot grain growing country. At
Mannako, Minn., there was a precipita
tion of 2.70 Inches at 8 o'clock this morn
ing, while at numerous other . paints in
South Dakota and Minnesota the rainfall
exceeded an inch. '
SHOOTS WIFE AND HER
SISTER AND KILLS SELF
HASTINGS, Minn., July 11 Crazed, it
Is said, by liquor, W. Mowry today shot
and probably fatally wounded his wife
and her sister, Mrs. . J. E. Brown, and
killed himself by r. cutting his throat
Mowry was a watchman in the insane
Senator La Follette of Wisconsin
. Analyzes Conduct of Former
President in Politics.
CONTRASTS HIM WITH BRYAN
Declares that the Motives of Colonel
Are Purely Selfish,
BACKED BY MONEY INTERESTS
Would Destroy All Who Would Not
" Agree with His Opinions.
FAKED DELEGATES TO CONTROL
Insist that the Oyster Bay Man Had
Opportunity at Chicago to Serve
the Progressive arty, bat
WASHINGTON, July 12.-Under the
caption, 'The Case of Mr. Roosevelt,
Senator La Follette has written the fol
lowing editorial in the - current number
of La Follette's weekly:
"Bryan at Baltimore foregoing alt
chance of his own nomination, marshall
ing all his forces, braving Tammany and
the trusts, to rescue his party from their
domination, carrying th convention for
the adoption of th most progressiva
democratic platform yet offered and the
nomination of the most progressive can
didate available,, was a towering figure
of moral power and patriotic devotion to
- "Roosevelt at ' Chicago, backed by
money derived from the stock-watering
operations of the Steel trust and the
Harvester trust, organizing what are now
confessed to have been fakes as to nearly
200 delegates In order to control the re
publican convention and secure his own
nomination, refusing to aid in making a
progressive platform, bound to have the
nomination or destroy th republican
party, was a most striking exampl of
misdirected power and unworthy ambi
"Roosevelt had as great an opportunity
to serve the progressive cause at Chicago
as Bryan had at Baltimore. But Roose
velt was serving the man, not the cause.
He wanted one thing he wanted the
nomination. And yet he did not have
enough votes to nominate himself upon
any honest basis. He did have enough
delegates in that convention ultimately
to have nominated a real progressive and
adopted a strong progressive platform.
He could, even have nominated Hadley
in much the same spirit as hundreds of
thousands of them will now support
JlVllson. ' Neither. Hadley nor Wilson are
veterans In the progressive ranks. Neither
of them has been tried, by the sevfmt
tests. .Both .appear, to be tmen of h!gh
ideals, whose record, tbouguh&feJv
promise. v ' '
;?". S.'. :
Teddy 1st for Roosevelt.
"But Roosevelt would not consider
Hadley. He would have no one but him
self. At the first suggestion of Hadley
he ordered the ihird, party maneuvers,
lest he lose his followers.
"If he had the evidence to prove that
Taft could not be honestly and fairly
nominated, Why did he not direct his lieu
tenants to present that evidence to the
national committee, and then to the. con
vention and the country so clearly that
tbe convention would not have dared to
nominate Taft, and that Taft could not
in honor, have accepted the nomination.
The reason1 is obvious. An analysis
of the testimony will, I am convinced,
show ' that neither Taft nor Roosevelt
had a majority of honestly or regularly
elected delegates. This the managers upon
both sides well understood. Each candl
date was trying to seat a sufficient
number of fraudulently credentlaled
delegates, added to those regularly
chosen to support hlra, to secure control
of the convention, and 'steam-roll' the
nomination. It was a proceeding with
which each was acquainted, and which
each had sanctioned in prior conventions.
'This explains the evtraordinary con
duct of Roosevelt. H could not enter
upon an analysis of the evidence as would
prove Taft's regularly elected delegates
In the minority, without Inevitably sub
jecting his own spuriously credentlaled
delegates to an examination so critical
as would expose the telslty of his -own
contention that he had an honestly
elected majority of the delegates. He
therefore deliberately, chose to claim
everything, to cry aloud, to bully the
national committee and the convention
and having thus created a condition which
would make Impossible a calm Investiga
tion of cases upon merit, carry the con
vention by storm.
' S ' . '.
Program 1-nrely Selfish.
"That this is the true psychology of the
Roosevelt proceedings becomes perfectly
plain. He was there to force his own
nomination or tmash the convention. He
was not there to preserve the integrity
of the republican party, and make it an
instrument tor the promotion of pro
gressive principles and the restoration
of government to the people.' Otherwise
he would have directed his floor managers
to contest every Inch of the ground for
a progressive platform before the com
mittee on resolutions and in' the open
"But Mr. 'Roosevelt was not governed
by. suggestion of that spirit of high
patriotism and unselfish purposes of
which Bryan furnished such a magnifi
cent example one week later In the demo
cratlc convention at Baltimore. Instcao,
he filled the public ear with sound and
fury. He ruthlessly sacrificed everything
to the Idea of his being the one candi
date. He gagged his followers in the con
vention without putting on record any
facts uron which the public could baso
a definite, intelligent judgment regarding
the, validity of Tafts nomination. Ht
submitted no suggestion as to a plat
form of progressive principles. He clam
ored loudly for purging the convention
roil , or tainted delegates, without purg
ing his own candidacy of his tainted
contests and his tainted trust suiiDort.
He offered no reason tor a third party
excepting his own over-mastering craving
for. a third term. '
In the City,
.From the Chicago News.
LARIMER RESUMES SPEECH
Senator Opens with Attack on Taft
CHARGES GIGAlgIC CONSPIRACY
Say President, Former President,
W, J, Bryan and . All Chicago
Newspaper Owner Are
Parties to It.
i . ,, ... .
WASHINGTON, July 12.-6pec!flc de
nial of all charges and intimation of com
plicity in fraud in his election were made
by Senatr Lorlmer today in the first three
houra he occupied the floor ot the nata.
speech,, resum! . aft '.ttifMfia-n "' ' ' ':,-t -jIM
yesterday, combined agalnatStyarTnerS DflDftniX
upon his enemies and charges ot j ..rI VT-T Mrik'
his critics in the senate.
When the senate resumed at 2 o'clook
it was confronted with the possibility of
a further prolongation of the debate:
Senator La Follette appeared in the
chamber and intimated to friends that he
wanted to discuss the case after Mr.
Lorlmer concluded. Several other sen
ators also contemplated making brief
Senator Lorlmer appeared much re
freshed jrhen ' he again took the floor.
He Informed inquirers during the reces
that he did not know how much longer
he would speak.
Well filled galleries and an attentive
audience of senators and house members
heard Lorlmer. Dramatic guestures again
oharactered his delivery as he strode
back and forth on the center aisle ot tbe
' Begins with Roosevelt.
The attack on Colonel Roosevelt with
whlcl' he opened his speech, was based
on testimony given by George B. Cortel
you yesterday before a senate committee
regarding regarding the $1,900,000 cam
paign fund raised for the republncon
party campaign in 1h. Mr. Lorlmer re
ferred to Colonel Roosevelt as the
"custodlon of all y the morals of the
country, private and public.
"Of course." he exclaimed, "not a
cent of that $1,900,000 could have been
contributed by the predatory wealth of
the country. ' Surely all of ft . was the
free gift of the common people for whom
this man is the great champion. No
malefactor contributed to that fund j
only the common people of whom he was
The letter from President Taft to
Colonel Roosevelt expressing the hope
that Lorlmer would be ousted, which
became public in the pre-conventlon cam
paign, was again taken up by Lorlmer,
He drew attention ,to President Taft's
phrase emphasising the "necessity of
winning." He declared his enemies, had
tried to win, "not by a free and fair
fight, but . by sneaking up behind like a
thief In the night."
Charlies Gigantic Conspiracy.
"Was ever mortal man ever more
completely surrounded by conspiracy
and intrigue," exclaimed Lorlmer, dra
matically. "The president of the Cnited
States, William . Taft; Theodore Roose
velt, the ex-president; a former demo
cratlc candidate for the presidency, Wil
liam J. Bryan, and the trust press of the
country all were in it all joined In the
(Continued on Second i a)
Season of Inconsistency
The National Capital
Friday, July 13, 1913.
The Senate. . ?
Convened at 10 a. m.
Senator Lorlmer resumed hit speech de
fending himself against the charges that
he is not entitled to his seat - '
Convened at noon.
Considered private pension bills. '
Official papers of impeachment of
Judge Robert W. Archbald were , pre
pared tor presentation to the senate.
Savs Prof its of Ibwati
, CHICAGO, 'July U.-Rur,al, education as
now conducted was descrlSed aa "behind
tbe time;.' and threatening the prosperity
of (liii farmers by speakers before the
National Education association today. ,
The lack of funds for country, schools
was said to be '. due to . the system of
renting fairms." Warren H. Wilson, di
rector of missions. New Tork City, de.
clared that la Illinois 60 per cent And It
Iowa'38 per cent of the farms were reiited
and because the farmers had to rent to
city people the lands were going up In
price while their productiveness was dt.
mlnlshlng. TJilrty-four. counties In Ohio,
he asserted, are less productive now than
they were during the civil war. . .
' "In a country whose soil Is new we are
beginning to import from' countries where
the soil has been tilled 1,000 years," said
Mr. Wilson. . Under the one-year leaso
system he said farmers could not be ex
pected to spend money either for Im
proving the land or. for school ' houses.
They would not build a school house in
community where they were only tern-,
porarily located, be said. He quoted tig
ures purporting to show that the profu
of farmers in Iowa depended on child
Founder of Peoria
Board of Trade Dead
PEORIA, July 12. -Robert C. Grier. ono
of Peoria's oldest and most successful
business men and uncle ot John Urlev
Hlbbern of Princeton, died at his home
here today. Mr. Grier founded the Peoria
Board of Trade, was prenident of the
association several terms and until eleven
years ago, when ho retired, was one ot
the most prominent and active grain men
In the west ,V . ,
TOBACCO TRUST MAN,
NEW. TORK, July 12.-Junlus Parker,
counsel for the, American' Tobacco com
pany, commenting on the testimony of
George B. Cortelyou before 'the stnato
campaign contributions' committee htat
"Some tobacco people came, in' with a
contribution" to the 1904 republican cam
paign fund, denied today that the Ameri
can Tobacco company had . offered to
contribute. j '., '
"The American Tobacco ompany," h
said,, "did not ontrlbute or offer to con
tribute to the campaign fund of Presi
dent Roosevelt in 19W. If Mr. Cortelyou,
said or Implied that, he Is mistaken."
WILSON SENDS MESSAGE TO
SEAGIRT, N. J., July 12. Governor
Wilson put th final touches today on
th message which Robert S. Hudspeth
will carry for him to the democratic na
tional committee In Chicago next Mon
day. The governor has mnde up his mind,
be said, as to whom he will select for
national chairman, but will make nd an
nouncement of his choice except to the
committee. " 1
Among the caller at the "littie White
House" today was Edward F. Goura, na
tional committeeman (wm, Missouri,
who came over from Spring Lake. V
COURT HOLDS MISS HEPPNER
Young Woman Accused of Being in
f Funk Conspiracy Under Bonds.
IS HELD ON PERJURY CHARGE
Claim is Hide " that the Women
i Hod Sometbln 1o Po with .
the Henalaa; AUeaatioa
i , ''' gait. '
CHICAGO, July 12,-Mlss Aileen Hep
pnes, the young woman named by Mr.
Josephine penning, as the'ptiiaon who lu
fluenceif ,hei tn the alleged ciispira.u.r
.toMf0jireoce 8.5 Funk, Eenejl smau.
ager of the-International Harvester Com
pany, by mean of ui) .faf 4nm1
tor alleged alienation bf Mf.". Hennliig'
le-ffeetions, fas held, to the grand jury
moay on -a cnarge t perjury.
The bond of Ml us Heppner Were fixed
by. Municipal Judge Newcomer at $3,000
and there was a sharp clash between
counsel, for. Mis . Heppner and counsel
for Mrs. Funk over the amount of the
bond. ( J it -, ' i .' ,i ' '
Attorney J. E. MeLelsh; representing
Funk,, asked that the bond be Increased,
saying, that he hsd been told that it was
the- Intention of Mies Heppner to leave
the, state and that , $6,000 had been given
Mfs. Wary Meyers,' who slnd the bond
for Miss Heppner. '' "'
Attorney -Donahoe whom Mr. Hennln
aid j had sent her sums of money at
different times while the Hennlna;
allentatlon suit was pending, charged
that McLelgh was "making a false state
ment and pleaded that the bond be do
McLellh said he had no witnesses to
prove his statement, but had been told
It .as a fact.
Judge Newcomer affirmed the bond at
in,o. , saying: "In the absence of any
showing on the statement made by Mr.
McLelgh, and the charge' In this cae
being a penitentiary offense, I will not
change the bond from $5,000."
In her testimony . In the damage suit.
Miss Heppner said that on December 20,
1909, she had seen Funk and Mrs. Henning
walk down the corridor and enter a
room while she was dining with Mrs.
Eohple and Mrs. Hoerner and her daugh
ter in the Grand Pacific hotel.
' Mrs. Hoerner and her daughter flatly
denied that they were In Chicago on that
day or dining , with Miss Heppner.
The .plea of counsel for Miss Heppner
was that even though was not a fact
that the three dined together on the
day In questioning, it was not a mate
rial lisuft In the suit end therfore a
misstatement of that fact would not be
perjury Jn the meaning of the law. Coun
sel for Funk Insisted that the statement
was cltrcumstantlally material and cited
uthorlt!es to sustain their contention.
The court ruled against the argument
that the state was not material in hold
ing the young woman to the grand juyr.
LABORER HURT BY TRAIN
. GIVEN ANOTHER HEARING
ST. PAUL, Minn.. July 12. -Because he
says an Omaha railway detective named
Sandager kept him filled . with whisky
and obtained a contract to settle a dam
age suit for a comparatively small sum,
Tom Rase, ; a Norwegian, will nave his
case against the "Soo road" revlewej
In the district court. The state supreme
court to ordered today. ' . .
On March 19, 1907, a laborer was struck
by a trsin, one eye knocked out, his hear
ing destroyed, Ws brain Injured and his
body partly paralyzed. . .
HIGHER RATE ON HORSES
IN NEBRASKA SUSPENDED
WASHINGTON, July 12-Increases
varying from $1 to 116.60 a car for the
transportation of horses and mules from
Chicago, St. Louis and other points to
destinations In South Dakota, Nebraska,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado . and Wyo
ming today were suspended by the Inter
stute Commerce .commission until No
vember '12. next Meantime, an inquiry
into the proposed advance will be made.
TWO MORE MARKS
American Athletes Continue Har
; vesting Their Crop of Laurels "
MEREDITH MAKES FINE RUN
Mercersburg Boy Goes 400 Meters in
" ' ' Torty-Eight Seconds Flat
BROAD JUMP HARK IS BROKEN
Vermont Man Makes New Record of
-Nearly Twenty-Five Feet
FINN WINS THE DISCUS THROW
Americans Are Second and Third in
This Event .Tryont In the
400 Meters Race Largely
BTOCiyftoLM,' July 12.-Tankee ath- '
Jetes continued .harvesting their crop, of
laurels at the Olympic games today,. All
the places in' the final ot the UO-meter
race were won by Americans; a Uni
versity -of Vermont man captured the
broad jump, and nine wearers of the
starry"- shield qualified for the , semi
finals 'tnthe 400-meter race.
Incidentally Americans broke two
records one ot them twice. In the 400
meter race, James Meredith, the Mercers
burg school boy, paced by the veteran
Melvin Sheppard, wore down " th old
Olympio mark is 48 seconds a few
minutes after Charles Redpath of Syra
cuse university had broken the same
record by running the distance in 43.7
' In the running broad Jump Albert L.
Gutterson, the Vermont leaper, . with a
jump of 7 meters 60 centimeters (24 feet
11 Inches and a fraction) beat the
previous Olympio record ot 24 feat 6ft
, The discus event was something of a
disappointment for the American team, 1
who met a powerful opponent in ths
Finn, H. A. Talpale, but they made, him
break a world's record with & thro of
148 feet 1V Inches to get first place, !Two
of the United States team. H. L. Byrd
and James II. Duncan, were second and
: Intense feeling was aroused by the dis
qualification of ponald B. Young ot the
Boston Athletic association in the siml
flnale of the' 400-meter flat race for In
terference wlth.Braun. It la understood
that the-American committee is likely to
make a protest and some of the English
sportsmen here probably will support it.
The Young- episode Is almost a duplica
tion of that which occurred In London
during the last Olympic gumes, wben
Carpenter, the American sprinter, was
disqualified In the 410-yard race.
To add to the unpleasantness of the
)ay for tiie Americans, the sailors of
th f inland, struck ni refused to man
the -launch to and from the shore. ; .
( Th moinlny,.tavted:;'3wttl a fine
performahce -the Finn. A. K.
Talpale - in . ' the discus . throwing,
best hand final. Te beat . with his
throw of 43 meters 21 centimeters (143
feet ' 1 Inches) not only ' the 1 Olympic
record of 13B feet 1 Inches made by the
American, Sheridan, In Athens In 1906,
but also the world's record of 145 feet 9ft
inches established by James Duncan at
Celtic park. New York, on Jun 2 this
year. R. L. Byrd's throw of 42 metres 32
centimetres (133 feet 9 inches) and
Jttmes ' Duncan's ' throw of 42 metres 28
centrlmetres (138 feet S inches) also
exceeded the standing Olympio record.
Tryoat for 400-Meter Race.
The first tryouts for the 400-metres flat
race were largely formalities. In several
of the heats there were only two entries
and what races there were usually oc
curred between the second and third
man. The failure of G. R. L. Anderson.
England, to gain a place in the first heat .
was a great disappointment to the Eng
The first and second In each trial heat
qualified for the semi-finals run later In
the day. Americans who won places tn
the seml-flnals were: James M. Rosen
berger, Irish American Athletlo club:
Melvin W. Sheppard, Irish American
Athletlo club; James B. Meredith, Mer
cerburg academy; Donald B. Young,
Boston Amateur Athletic club; Harold B.
Haft, University of Michigan; Edward
F. Llndberg, Chicago Amateur Athletlo
club; Clarence S. Edmundson, Seattle
Athletlo association; ; L C. Davenport,
University of Chicago,, and Charles D.
Reidpath, Syracuse university.
England will, jiave six representatives
Jn the semi-finals, Sweden five and
France ' and Norway two each. South
Africa. Italy, Germany, Japan and Hun
gary will be represented.
No attempt was made to run fast in
the heats where only two men competed
and It was not necessary that Sheppard
and E. W. Haley. England, who ran a
dead heat In the second heat, merely
covered the course at a Jog trot, taking
SfiH seconds to cover the 400 metres.
In the first heat of the seml-flnals of
the 400-meters , race, Charles D. Reid-
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