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VOL. XLV NO. 300.
On Tralna, t Hntcla.
istv Simula, no., 6a.
Supreme Justice Against Field Is
Consensus of Opinion at Chi
cago, With Roosevelt Talk
Prominently Heard.
Prospect Is Delegates Will Select
Candidate With Clear Judg
Chicago, 111., June 1. (Special
Telegram.) "Hughes against the
field," is still the epitome of opinion
expressed about the relative stand
ing of candidates before the repub
lican national convention. Some nar
row it down to "Hughes or Roose
velt." Hughes sentiment is plainly on
the increase and gathering strength,
notwithstanding the constant knock
ing by all the big and little satclitcs of
the other camps.
The Weeks crowd have the biggest
and best organized promotion cam
paign, but the scenery is being ar
ranged to throw a few spectacular
changes for T. K.
A man who heard the latter's speech
in St. Louis yesterday told me they
had scattered thousands of portrait
buttons inscribed "Roosevelt and
Amreicanism", and that the shower
of buttons was to spread over the
convention crowds at Chicago. The
concensus of opinoion, however, is
that this is not to be a stampedablc
, convention any more than was the
last one or the one before that, and
that the final choice wil represent the
real judgment of the standard-bearer
best calculated to cement the reunited
party and make victory at the polls
Same Rule as Before.
The center of acticity shifted today
to the meeting of the national com
mittee at the coliseum which quicky
settled down to the contest cases, al
though it did not work up the usual
speed in disposing of them.
Whic the disputed seats total sixty
two, no great excitement is aroused
by them, but I have a measure of sat
isfaction out of one thing in that the
procedure is under the very same
rules that governed four years ago,
and that at the request of Secretary
Reynolds I dictated the draft this
morning from a memorandum of the
ast session's rules, and this draft of
mine is the one adopted unanimousy
by the committee. So what we fought
DveiMrefre a whole day, with reference
to requiring a demand by twenty
members to justify a roll call and to
the time imit for presenting the cases,
and to the exclusion of the outsiders
except representatives of the press
associations, and for which I and my
coleagues on the old committee were
so roundly denounced, was accepted
is a matter of course and without a
dissenting yvote.
Previous Action Confirmed.
And further than that, so far as the
contests passed on today have gone,
they have confirmed unanimously the
delegations sent by the selfsame or
ganizations which were recognized at
reguars four years ago, and then oc
casioned so much outcry and vitup
eration. Now the rules are accepted
i pcifccty proper and eminently
ngntoous, nccause aDsoutciy neces
sary (or the transaction of business.
I ooked in on the committee session
for a hue while to hear the presenta
tion of the Georgia case by Will
Itayward, and things were going
unoothy and peacefully. Jo explo
sions by Henley and and no epithets
by anybody.
Nebraska's member, Brother Howel,
who showed up at noon, made his
presence known by asking a few
questions of the lawyer on points that
seemed to puzzle him, as did also
t.ome of the oilier committeemen, and
all was serene and tiresome.
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Defeat of Effort to Have Sub
Committees Consider Contests
Gives Supporters of Hughes
and T. R. Pleasure.
Hilles and Managers of "Favorite
Sons" Assert Action Has No
Chicago, June 1. Political support
ers of Rooscvlt and Hughes were
jubilant tonight over the defeat of
the attempt made by certain mem
bers of the republican national com-
mitlee to have the cim-ests over dele
gates beard by subcommittees instead
of by the full committee, which al
ways has decided these disputes.
When Ch'airman Hilles suggested
that subcommittees be .named to go
over the documents in the contest so
that the full committee need not
waste time considering trival dis
putes, the Roosevelt and Hughes sup
porters scented a possible plot to have
the contests considered in secret ses
sions and vigorously protested,
Smoot Leads Fight.
Senator Reed Srnoot, national com
mitteeman from Utah and a Hughes
supporter, led the fight against the
plan and succeeded in having the mo
tion voted down. Roosevelt and
Hughes' forces in the committee
joined hands to defeat the plan and
claimed an important victory in the
first scrimmage with the organization.
Chairman i lilies and managers of the
"favorite sons" candidates profess to
see no significance in the action and
insisted that the only purpose of ap
pointment of subcommittees was to
expedite the hearings.
Republican leaders today began to
inquire some anxiety what action will
be taken by the progressive national
convention, which meets June 7. They
are trying to get some definite infor
mation whether Colonel Roosevelt
really intends to run for president as
the candidate of the progress party,
in the event another man is chosen by
the republicans. '
One Choice of Moosers.
Harold L. Ickcs, committeeman
from Illinois in the progressive party,
declared that he favored nominating
Roosevelt regardless of any action
taken by the republicans. He said
Roosevelt was the first and only
choice of the bull moosers for presi
dent and that he believed Theodore
Roosevelt would be nominated. Word
was received from numerous bull
moose state delegations that they fa
vored nominating Roosevelt on the
first ballot and adjourning the con
vention without waiting to see what
rhe republicans may do, '
George W. Fcrkins, chairman of the
executive committee of the progres
sive party, in a statement made to
night said:
"There is no denying the fact that
many of our delegates are in favor
of nominating Roosevelt without wait
ing.Just what will be done no one
cantell at this time. Personally 1 am
in favor of waiting until we see the
temper and atmosphere of the repub
lican convention before making a
Stand by Statement.
"I stand by the statement issued
by the progressive national commit
tee in January. I am here in a spirit
of conciliation and hoping that the re
publicans may nominate a candidate
and adopt a platform that we can en
dorse. 1 think we should confer with
the republican leaders in an effort to
reach a satisfactory agreement. A have
talked to none of the republican lead
ers, but 1 expect to before we get
There were more active workers for
Roosevelt than all the other candi
dates combined in evidence around
convention headquarters today. Many
observers interpreted this to mean
that Roosevelt's chances of obtaining
the republican nomination were im
J The effect of the campaign being
. made by the Roosevelt business men's
I organization in the diflftctil states,
i in Minting tclcgi.mi and wining li t
ters In delegates, lllgllig them to vote
tui KiinicM'lt either on the fust or
jseioiid ballot, .t inpic ol ueueral
list ussinii. ."some dele gales expressed
the opinion that the t mtipiitti might
I prove a lituiiiirtaiigr, while others
declared that the appeal ol the Ims
iiieoiiirii would iiilhiem e sole,
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Murderer Makes Short Address to
Court in Which He Says the
Conviction is Just.
New York, June 1, Dr. Arthur
Warren Waits today was sentenced
to die in the electric chair during the
week of June 10 the penalty for the
murder of his father-in-law, John E.
Peck, of which lie was convicted.
When Dr. Waite was presented to
the bar his counsel moved that he be
granted a new trial. This was denied
by court and sentence was then im
posed. When Justice Shearn concluded the
sentence, Waite delivered a short
speech in which he expressed appre
ciation of the manner in which his
trial was conducted and his thanks
to the court, the prosecutors and to
his own attorney,
Dr. Waite said he was very sorry
for his crimes and for the suffering
and trouble he had caused others. He
declared that he hoped by surrender
ing his body for punishment he
would compensate in some small de
gree for the deaths of his victims.
Prisoner Addresses Court.
Waits entered the court room head
erect, step firm and apparently cool,
He addressed the c'ouit with suave
politeness. His voice wavered as he
spoke of his sorrow for his crimes.
"I thank the court," lie said to Jus
tice Shearn, "for the very fair and im
partial manner in which it has treated
me. I also thank the jurors for the
courteous manner in which they lis
tened to me. 1 feel their judgment
was justified.
"My sincere thanks are due to the
prosecuting attorney, iMr. Brothers,
wi.o was always nice with me. Mr.
Deuel, my counsel, is uso entitled to
my thanks. He believed implicitly
that I w..s not guilty.
"I ask for forgiveness, I am very
ilad to give my body in expiation for
the things 1 have done and I give my
soul freely to rectify my misdeeds. 1
hope it will go jn and on forever and
ver to purge itself."
Waite was taken back to the
Tombs, where preparations were
made to remove him at once to Sing
Within half an hour after sentence
was imposed Waite was on board a
train for the stale prison.
When he was searched before going
to ihc court room this morning a
small pocket mirror, broken in two
puces, was found in his pocket. The
pieces of glass were taken from him.
Nine Thousand
Longshoremen on
Pacific Strike
Shu Iraiituco, June 1 Auto
nun. all v at fi a m. toil.iv a strike by
"I.ihhi longshoremen employed at i'a
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.rattle, where liike breakets said I"
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Senate Votes Forty-Seven to Twenty-Two
to Approve Naming of
Boston Lawyer to Su
preme Court.
La Follette, Norris and Poindextcr
Line Up with Democratic
Majority. , ,
Washington, June 1. Louis D.
Hrandeis, nominated to the supreme
court by ('resident Wilson and bit
terly fought by republicans for five
months, was confirmed late today by
the senate, The vote was 47 to 22.
Three republicans who voted for
Iirandcis were Senators LaI''ollette,
Norris and I'oindexter, Senator New
lands was the only democrat who
voted against hint. Senators tlapp
and Grouna, republicans, were paired
in favor of confirmation,
Gen. Funston Denies
Discussing Future
Crossings of Line
San Antonio, Tex., June 1,- Gen
eral Funston issued a statement today
denying that the future crossing of
the international line by American
troops in pursuit of raiding bandits
was discussed at the Ll 1'aso confer
ence between Mexican and American
officers. He also insisted that with
the exception of the tentative agree
ment which was not ratified by the
head of the Mexican dc facto govern
ment no agreement was ever reached.
"There was drawn up and signed by
General Scott, General Obregon and
myself a tentative written agreement
subject to ratification by ('resident
Wilson and Mr. Carran.a," says the
statement. "The former promptly ap
proved of the arrangement, but the
later, after several days of considera
tion, declined to do so on the ground
that any future raid, even on a small
scale at any point on the border,
might nullify it.
"Neither at this meeting nor at any
other was the subject of the possibil
ity of our troops following the Glenn
Springs or any other raiders over the
border, brought up by anyone.
"The tentative agreement was not
ratified and fell through entirely, and
there was no agreement of any kind
that ever took its place, though the
Mexican conferees were assured to
the effect that our government was
acting in good faith and desired to
withdraw our troops as soon as it
was satisfied that law and order had
been established along the south tide
of the boundary and our border ren
dered safe."
Irish Question is
Debated in Commons
London, June L Premier Asquith
in the house of commons today moved
an adjournment of parliament until
June 20, which gave the members an
opportunity to discuss any subject
they desired to take up. John Dillon,
Irish nationalist, referring to the re
bellion in Ireland, did not take a
hopeful view of the efforts now being
made by David Lloyd George to re
concile the various factious. He said,
however, that no Irishman with the
slightest sense of responsibility would
say anything which would increase the
difficulties of Mr. Lloyd George.
Twenty Killed in
Riot in Venezuela
Willcmstad, Cuiacao, Wednesday,
May .il. Twenty persons were killed
or wounded in an outbreak ut Mara-
caibo, Veuiuel.i, against General
Garcia, who has been appointed pres- 1
nit 1 1 1 of the stale ot ulia, succeeding
temporary 1'itMiltiil Arangiiren
Croup tired on citieus who tiled to i
1 1 r stiit (1e11e1.1l tiaitia from lauding
trout the slimmer Meiidia wbuh had'
taken linn to Maiataibo, j
1 be at turn ol I In- Hoops quelled the i
distill h.iii e. Many pel suns were
i.tkt 11 prisolieis, mm In bug Srimi
Aiaiigut en, whose popuUniy led to 1
(be outblfitk lih'iuist bis siii 1 ess ! .
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the United States supreme bench.
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Moslem Troops Move Forward in
Caucasus on a Front of
Twenty Miles.
Constantinople, June 1. (Via Lon
don,) Turkish troops in the Cau
casus took t!.e offensive against the
Russians over a front of twenty miles
on Tuesday. The w ar office announces
the capture by the Turks of Mama-,
k ha t u in, fifty miles west of Krzeruin,
which recently was taken by the Kus
sians. Allies Advance from Saloniki.
Berlin, Junt I. (Wireless to Say
ville,) A general movement of the
Anglo-French forces at Saloniki to
ward the Macedonian border, that has
been in progress for some time, is re
ported in an official statement re
ported by Bulgarian army hiadrjuar
tcrs under date of May 24.
"Two months ago," says the Bul
garian statement, "the Anglo-French
troops began the abandonment of the
fortified camp at Saloniki and started
a movement toward our frontier. The
principal enemy forces were stationed
in the Vardar valley and eastward
through Dovatupele to the Struma
valley and westward through the dis
trict of Subotsko and Vodena to Fior
ina. "Artillery fire has occurred daily
during the last month on the Gicv-geli-Doiran
front, but un to this time
Anglo-French .troops had nowhere
crossed the frontier. The day be
fore (May, 22) a French reconnoitcr
ing detachment was fired at by pa
triots in the village of Gomi-Garbalc.
The French fled, abandoning their
horses, which were captured by our
Wilson Will March
At Head of the Flag
Day Procession
Washington, June 1. President
Wilson, marching on foot, will lead
the prrpaicdncss parade here Flag
day, June 14. Afterward be will re
view the parade and address the
W hen a local committee asked the
president today to review the parade
lie replied enthusiastically that he not
only would review it, but would
march in it. 1 be president also pioni
ised that if possible be would gue per
mission to all gov eminent employes m
Washington to march He said that
he would start with the procession at
the beginning, niaivh to tlir reviewing
stand and then drop out ior the re
view. 1
Meat Becomes Scarce in Berlin
and All Larger German Cities
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French Official Report Tells of Ad
ditional Gains Made in the
Region of Verdun.
Tarjs, June L The Germans were
completely repulsed in in attitfk de
livered upon the French positions at
Dcadman Hill about 8 o'clock last
night, according to an official state
ment issued by the French war of
fice today. A violent bombardment
continued in this region throughout
the night. An intense artillery duel
is in progress on the cast and west
fronts at Douaumont. (
The text of the statement says;
"On the left bank of the Mcuse the
bombardment continued with great
violence in all the territory around
Headman Hill. A determined Ger
man attack, delivered yesterday even
ing at 8 o'clock upon the eastern
slopes of the hill, was completely re
pulsed. "On the riglit bank of the river ar
tillery fighting has become exceed
ingly intense west and east of Fort
"During the night of May 31-June 1
a French air squadron threy down
twenty shells on the railroad stations
of Thionville, Audiiu and La Roman,
and fifty other shells upon the com
missary headquarters of the enemy
at Azannes."
Germans Admit Reverse.
Berlin, June 1. (Via London.) In
an attack on German positions south
cast of Deadman Hill on the Verdun
front the French obtained a foothold
in the Gerrian fire llni trenches over
an extent of 400 meters, the war of
Ifce announced today. The French
made repeated assaults on the Ger
man lines, but other than at the point
mentioned, were beaten off with ex
tremely heavy losses.
Rail Assessments
Revised to Cover
Branch Divisions
Lincoln, June I. ---'Che State Board
of I (iiali?alion today revised its as
sessment increase ol seven railroads
ol Nebiaska. There is no (hange in
the amount of the increase in valua
tion, wbuh is $l,01ri,iNKl, but the in
crease is disti ilmted over the entire
iaiho,i mileage, instead of just over
the main lines, as was dune last week
when the un irate was made. 1 be
i lunge .I'M-, i: 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 ' v an nit lease in
the valiMtiou ol rveiy mile ol rail
road m the slate oil the systems thus assessed lour roads enteiing
I im.iba IroMi the east and one enter
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American Soldiers Will Not Be With
drawn from Mexico Until the
Situation Greatly 1
Improves. 1
Washington Holds De Facto Govern
ment Should Demonstrate Its
Ability to Control Situation.
Washington, June L It was stated
authoritatively today that American
troops 4jll not be withdrawn from
Mexico until the Carraiua authori
ties demonstrate control of the situ
ation sufficient to protect the Amer
ican border. A reply to that effect
probably will be made to General
C'arranza's note. President Wilspn
was represented today as ready to
withdraw the troops when possible,
but determined to wait until the Car
rana forces can control the situation.
Steps were taken by the War de
partment today to obtain more defin
ite information of the disposition of
Carraiua troops in Chihuahua. It
was said I hat the tone of t arranza's
note prompted the action of military
officials withrut regard to the dip
lomatic phases of the situation.
Funston Asked for Report.
General Funston has been asked to
outline clearly the situation in Chi
huahua, according to his most recent
information of the whereabouts of
Carraiua detachments. No anxiety
is felt for the safety of General Per
shing's columns, but in view of the
statement in General Carranza's
note it is desired to know as accu
rately as possible what the move
ments of his forces arc.
It was explained at the War depart
ment that the real mission of the ex
pedition at this time was to prevent
attacks upon the wide sections of the
border controlled by its position in
A large border garrison or patrol,
it was pointed out, might repel an at
tack, but could not make it impos
Pershing's Force Not Idle.
Ample patrols are active through
the lerritory on both sides of General
Pershing's base and his line of com
munications and War department of
ficials hold that a condition of com
plete security is being maintained
from this region and along the border,
despite the allegations of the Car
ranza note that the expedition is in
terned in Chihuahua state, "lying idle
and with no military object.
No additional troop movements
were in contemplation today, so far'
as known. '
Gavira-Pershing Conference Brief.
Ll Paso, Tex., June 1. General Ga
brief Gavira, constitutionalist com
mander of northern Chihuahua, who
went to Casas Graudes yesterday to
confer with General J. J. Pershing,
the American expeditionary com
mander, is expected to return to
Juarez tonight or early tomorrow.
Ibis announcement was made in
Juarei today by General Francisco
Gonzales upon receipt of a message
from General Gavira.
This announcement tfiat the confer
ence was to be of so short duration
came as somewhat of a surprise, as
persons in close touch with the sit
uation had expected the meeting to
extend over several days. General
Gonzales said General Gavira had re
ported that he expected to confer
with lieneral Pershing this afternoon
at Colonia Dublan, the American field
base across the river from Cases
Grandcs. '
At military headquarters on the
Mexican side the new Carranza note
was read with apparent surprise, Gen
eral Gonzales, the temporary com
mandant, asserting that the first inti
mation he had bad of the existence
of the note came with its publication.
He added that when General Gavira
departed yesterday for Cases Gran
ites he had no knowledge of the
Davis May Head
Demos' Committeo
Washington, 1 1, t June 1. John
W. Davis, soli, tti-if general of the
Depai iineiil of Justue w as being dis
tuned lu.Uv tor i haii man of the
denim i aur imiioii., loiuuiittre to
siiicred ilium F. Met ombs, who
h,tt i noiini r I li is ill noi accept an.
oilier tunc William Wallace, )r , as
sistant uttoriiev grneial, and (rank
I'. ilk, couiisrllof t'f the Ute d
putinriil, alto ie iin.ier lontulria
lion Henry M m gen i h in, former
iml'iiti'l"! ! Jmkev, practically
tut been dftlled Upon of tluirnuit
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