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VOL. XLV NO. 304.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 191 6 FOURTEEN PACKS.
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Hughes' Speech Answers Critics ;
Rivals Now Trying to Hold Firm;
Roosevelt's Men Not
By VICTOR ROSEWATER.
Chicago, June 6. (Special 'Telegram) If
fii-Ht-hand knowledge of where Justice Hughes
stands on Americanism is what the republicans
want as essential to considering him for their
standard bearer, nothing now stands in the way.
His Washington commencement address deftly
answers all the questions without taking notice
of those who would "jsmokc him out," or in any
way violating'his declaration that he is not seeking
any political office or interfering with the tradi
tions of his judicial votes.
No one can discover any equivocation' in the
address and no one criticises it, except those who
decried his silence and who now, that he has
broken his silence, still wish that he had kept still
so they could find fault with him for not speaks
ing out. What the declaration has done is to
take away from the opposition to Justice Hughes
the ammunition on which they were most relying.
Almost Threat a Boomerang.
The near-threat in the morning Chicago pa
pers that Roosevelt would fight Hughes as the
republican nominee and would go so far as to
head a third ticket again, was not at all well re
ceived by the delegates.
"I don't like that kind of talk," declared Ex
Governor Vansant of Minncsita. "It won't help
the colonel any."
The Roosevelt managers quickly saw the point
themselves, and immediately let be known that no
such threat was intended and that Roosevelt was
not black-listing any one. George W. Perkins
gave out his typewritten statement they were only
"for" their favorite and not "against" any one.
The Roosevelt men working the republican aide of
the street also disclaimed "The Colonel or. No
Loeb Gives a Tip.
On the stairway I ran into William Loeb, jr.,
who is engineering the Meyer committee opera-
t ions, mid tp, my question as how he
icd up the situation lie replied: "Oh,
it's Roosevelt or Hughes, as you
yourself will agree."
"I would reverse, it and say,
"Hughes or Koobcvelt," ...said I.
" U? -we're not far apart," said
Loci). "Hut you know, it wouldn't
he Hughes except for Roosevelt, and
if it is Hughes, we will not he down
cast." . The significance of this will he
readily seen in indicating not only
I hat Hughes is not objectionable to
the Roosevelt people, ' but that they
will insist his nomination was made
possible by them and therefore
can claim a share of the credit for
making him and help to elect the
ticket as more their achievement than
the reactionaries, forced to take
Hughes onlv bv their fight.
What the feull Moosers Say.
cRnewiiig a warm acquaintance
uilh Victor M unlock, the bull moose
national chairman, which dates back
to an excursion to Mexico, we found
ourselves in disagreement.
"Your folks are going to nominate
Hughes," he said, "and we are going
to nominate Roosevelt."
"Other bull moosers with whom I
talked were by no means so positive
and several delegates to the bull
moose convention ,arc openly advo
cating Hughes as acceptable to them,
if they cannot maRe the colonel.
The political statisticians are figur
ing on first ballot and on how long
the favorite sons will hold out. 1
have seen some tables putting the
Hughes first ballot strength as high
is ,LM, but I am not looking for it to
go so strong.
When Will the Break Come.
I hear men say to that the break
will ('mie before the first roll rail is
completed, but the general opinion is
it will require at hast three ballots,
and possibly more. Ordinarily the
norm ted vote is lather teiui i.iik ,vm
reluctant to change, but the present
situation in which ino-t nt tiie in
structed delegates personally favor
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LOOKING AFTER THE HUGHES
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MOOSERS ARE FOR
Perkins Says Party it for Matchless
Man and Has No Second
C0L0NEL NOT" AGAINST ANY ONE
Chicago, June 6. Immediately be
fore he went into conference with' re
publican leaders George W, Perkins,
leader of the Roosevelt adherents, to
day gave out a statement declaring
that Colonel Roosevelt had not said
that he would refuse to support Jus
tice Hughes or any other man, and
assailed Hughes supporters for mak
ing capital of his "preparedness
speech" in Washington last night.
"Colonel Roosevelt has neither said
he was for nor against any man," Mr.
I'crkins said. "When he does 'speak,
it will he over his own signature.
"I am amazed," he continued, "that
persons are taking advantage of Jus
tice Hughes' speech before a girls'
college to get him a nomination for
president. Whoever tries to use this
statement for the purpose of getting
the nomination places him in an in
sincere position and docs him a gross
"I wish you would be so good as to
have your newspapers ask the pro
pie," he said, "if we are not in danger
of letting this little puddle in which
we are splashing around obscure
events of unprecedented magnitude
"Kcry day for two years we have
been drawing nearer to a world wide
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" I he I 'nited States now has a
matchless opportunity to rt mice a
woild wide seiviee ly ptovidmg II a
Icadir in whom the woibl has cotili-
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j Coalition Which ii Supposed to Con
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STATE DELEGATIONS CAUCUS
Managers Makinpr Deiperate Ef
forts to Tie Up Men With
TWO BALLOTSEXPECTED FRIDAY
Chicago, III., June ti. Convinced
that Roosevelt cannot be nominated
by the republican national conven
tion, the defensive combination of
favorite .son candidates which is said
to control about 550 votes today
exerted its full influence to eliminate
Hughes if they can. In ibis effort
they received the enthusiastic sup
port of all elements of the progres
sive party leaders.
This is caucus day for slate dele
gations and the favorite son mana
gers are busy tying up their men
with iron-clad pledges to stick to
the combination until the break comes
in accordance with some plan to be
decided upon later.
Wliilo the old organization leaders
are certain they have control of the
convention, they admit that the situa
tion is ptgiiant with uncertainties at
Two Ballots Friday.
The plan of the organization is to
have the nominating speeches Friday,
take two ballots and adjourn in the
hope of effecting a compromise on
some one agreeable to the Roosevelt
The New York progressive dele
gation in caucus today elected Oscar
S. Strauss as its chairman, John
O'Connell, who had been favored by
many, withdrew in the interest of
Conferences between republican
and progressive leaders, which lasted
far into the night, were resumed to
day, hut it was not believed that any
of them had proceeded far enough
to clarify the situation within the
next several hours.
The two latest elements to be
brought into consideration today
were Justice Hughes' speech in
Washington yesterday touching upon
Americanism and discussion of
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts as a
compromise candidate for the repub
lican nomination, likely to command
the support of Colonel Roosevelt.
Hughes' Speech is Discussed.
Justice Hughes' supporters pointed
to his speech as a substantial declara
tion on the question of Americanism
and contended that it cleared up the
only issue on which the justice had
not previously, announced his attitude.
They, contended that his public utter
ances before he went on the supreme
court bench make clear his position
on all paramount issues.
Those opposed to the justice char
acterized his speech as "only a list of
platifTidcs. Many of the latter
charged that the speech was carefully
timed for the present occasion, but
the friends of the justice met that by
pointing out that his engagement to
speak was made several weeks ago
and that, the subject titled the oc
casion, which was the presentation of
a flag to graduates of a girls' school.
The practical politicians on the
other hand almost unanimously held
to the view that the speech was with
out significance in the present situa
tion. They said it was the sort of a
speech expected from a scholarly
man on such an occasion; that it
meant neither one' thing nor another.
Progressives Chafe at Delay.
Almost overshadowing the ma
neuvering among the republicans to
day is thti question of what the pro
gressive convention will do when il
assembles tomorrow. The republican
leaders regard it as charged with pos.
sibihties oi the most potent sort, tin
(very hand thrv expe. t a tremendous
demonstralioii for Roosevelt despite
rltorls to hold back a nomination un
til republnans have indicated their
A movement for a delay in the
plun.t ivr i on v e nt ton, however, l.s
been met by a deusu.n '! the leaden
to have ntmudute action or at le,i-l
not later than 1 h'ifv lay Ii tor Mur
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ot Kansas, llilam j 1. 1. i .it and about
ll.iity ..tints .it a foi. lemur late last
niijht i am. to a il'i ismn that the i .u
vet.Sii.ii Oioiihl nominate t olmo I
b'ooM'vrh soon at nomination
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Eastern Visitors Reach Northeast
Nebraska City After Day of
SEE MANY WONDERS ON WAY
Norfolk, Nch June 6. (Special
Telegram.) I'retty well fagged out
with a day full of events and things,
the eastern tourists on their rubber
neck jaunt through Nebraska reached
this wonderful city of the west
shortly before 6 o'i lock and were
given an uproarious ovation, evidently
rigged up liy Die Jlii.sc lniy 01 tnc
Automobiles were again oi the job
and a ranid fire tour of the residence
district was pulled off before the gang
finally lauded at the Country club tor
dinner. Afterwards there was an
entertainment and a real one too.
When the fun was over the merry
crew sought the downy couches of
the special train amr almost went to
Tomorrow morning the crowd
buzzes over to Wayne to spend a
couple of hours taking luncheon there
and immediately will return to Nor
folk to entrain for Columbus in the
West Point and Wisner.
Ilrass bands played and the whole
community turned out at both West
I'oint and Wisner when the aristo
cratic special hov to alongside the
stations. At the former city, Frank
Sharrar, head of the hookers' or
ganization there mobilized a fleet of
sea going autos which jumped the in
spectors out to the farms of Charles
and William Thompson, respectively,
for a slant at some of the finest Here
ford cattle that ever fcnawed an ear of
Several belated tourists missed the
auto caravan and mounted an ordi
nary farm wagon for the trip, hut the
jolting proved too strenuous after the
frightful Fremont feed which would
have appeased the appetite o fa herd
of starving hippopotami. So these
gay spirits wandered about the town
and bought some rub pipes and blue
lumper J.uket whit It they promptly
christened "West I'oint sport shirts."
The m i oml act in ,,f ti,,. expedi
tion m .in red at West I'oint where
Harry IS. Si liunei lit, advertising man
arr of the Oiualu Tribune, suttered
seveie bums in the palm oi his left
hand while ti ) ing to liht a two hit
m an au!..niohiie h tried
was diessed in pharmacy and
v oiitiiiuiiig on the ti.nl.
Kaus Sptairu Ankle.
the dm a.iil.nt ....inn,! at the
Onulu toimtiy i bib. Mod, ninht
when I , I Kails o the Irdrral 'riu v
at New Yoik slipped and I. II. badlv
wrrililnittf his tit;),! nkle He.pite
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London, June G. Admiral Jellicoe, commander of
the Hritbh grand fleet, has reported to the admiralty
that the British cruiser Hampshire with Earl Kitchener,
British minister of war, and his stall aboard has been
lost off the West Orkneys.
Four boats were seen to leave the Hampshire, but a
heavy sea was running. Only a capsized boat and some
bodies have been found.
Kitchener was on his way to Russia. Admiral
Jellicoe reports that there is little hope that there were
Admiral Jcllicoe's report to the Admiralty follows:
"I have to report with deep regret that his majesty's
ship Hampshire, Captain Herbert J. Savill, R. N., with
Lord Kitchener and his staff on board, was sunk last
night at about 8 p. m. to the west of Orkneys either by a
mi,ne or a torpedo.
"Four boats were seen by observers on shore to leave
the ship. The wind was north, northwest and heavy seas
were running. Patrol vessels and destroyers at once
proceeded to the spot and a party was sent along the
coast to search, but only some bodies and a capsized boat
h aye bee n f ou ndjjp to the present. As the whole shore
CHIEF OF IMPERIAL STAFF MAY
MORE THAN EIGHTY
Scries of Storms Devastated Many
of the States of the South
west. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY HURT
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Reports today of the tornado that
swept parts of Arkansas and Missis-
t : i yestetday indicate casualties as
j sun, Miss. Two white, six ne
groes, killrd; titty injured.
llebct .Splints, At k. Twenty-five
Cabot, Alii. Three dead, a doien
Uritnatitowu. Atit. On
Jiel-viiiia. Ark Seven
drad, many white iiiiiifd.
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hi t unlit ,0'J twenty l.vt
Cji eciil.tlid, A k Ui.r .If a I, ti jtt
lordyce. Aik--!""' while killed.
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rieht imuiril. ifp.'iiet l.i.t tugbt. j
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I greatly tear that there is little hope
of there being any survivors.
"No report lias yet been received
from the searching party on shore.
"His majesty's ship Hampshire was
on its way to Russia."
Great Jiritain's allies had great con
fidence in F.arl Kitchener's judgment.
His visits to France and Italy were
supposed to have had important re
sults in eo-ordinating the work of the
allies. The fact that he had left Lon
don for Russia is regarded as an in
dication that he was on a similar
mission to that country. The first
intimation came in the bulletin an
nouncing that he had been lost.
Naval officers express the opinion
that the cruiser Hampshire must have
struck a nunc, at it would have to be
an exceedingly lucky shot for a tor
pedo to get a ship with its speed and
under the conditions of the sea, which
was very rough.
The Hampshire carried a crew of
between 4IW and 500 men.
MKKTCII Of I.OHI) KITCHESKn
llninpil lnrft Volnnlrer Armjr In
IM.Ior- Within rw Months. '
F.arl Kitchener was appointed sec
retary of war on August 8, 1914, a
few days after Great Hritatn's declar
ation of war on Genhany, He was
regarded as F.nglaud's greatest sol
dier and the decision of the govern
ment to entrust him with supreme di
rection of the wsr was received with
unanimous approval. '
As the war progressed and Great
Britain's deficiencies in certain direc
tions, particularly in regard to the
shortage of artillery ammunition, be
came apparent, F.arl Kitchener was
subjected to severe criticism led by
l.ord Northclilfe. The secretary was
charged with responsibility for fail
ure to foresee the extraordinary de
mand for heavy shells and as a re
sult the ministry of munitions was
formed, with David Lloyd George at
Farl Kitchener's responsibilities
werf further lessened by the appoint
ment of General Sir William Robert
son as chief of the imperial staff in
December of last year. It was re
ported at that time that friction had
arisen between Farl Kitchener and
held Marshal French, then in com
mand of the liritish forces in France.
Shortly after the appointment of Gen
eral Robertson, Field Marshal French
relinquished his command,
Notwithstanding the criticism di
rected against Farl Kitchener, his
great accomplishment during the
war are recognized universally. Fore
most ol bis achievements is the crea
tion from I nuUml's untrained man
hood of huge of army. At the be
ginning of the war Great I'ntain had
only a few hundred thousand trained
men. Today more than 5,KM),itnt) men
are enrolled for the various branches
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