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The Omaha Daily Bee.
VOL. XLV NO. - 308.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1916 TEN PAGES.
On Train, at Hotol.
News aland, etc., Oc.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.'
RUSS TAKE HOST
OF PRISONERS IN
1 MOVE OIIAUSTRIA
Capture of 118,000 Men and
. Immense ' Quantity of War
Booty During Recent Coup
STILL ARE MAKING ADVANCE
: -. ' .
a Franz Joseph's Line on West
f Crumples Up Before Czar's
4 ' Soldiers.
STUL FIGHTING NEAR VERDUN
Petrograd, June 11. The fighting
. yesterday on the front of Galicia and
Volhynia, says the official statement
issued here today, the Russians took
409 officers and .15,000 men. They
also captured thirty guns ana an
enormous quantity of booty. The
statement adds that the army of Gen
eral Teehitskyn, alone, operating in
the direction of Czernowitz, Buko
wina, overwhelmed the Austria-Hungarians,
and took 18,000 prisoners.
Since the present Russian offensive
was started, the emperor's troops
have taken about 118,000 prisoners.
. The text of the Russian official
statement follows: .
"Our offensive on Volhynia, Galicia
and Bukowina obtained fresh suc-
cesses yersterday. The enemy armies
continue to suffer enormous losses in
"The fierce attacks of our troops
are throwing into our hands thou
sands upon thousands of prisoners
and booty of all kim!s, the exact esti
mation of which is as yet tmpossiDie.
"For instance, in a single sector on
the enemy front we captured twenty
one searchlights, twenty-nine field
kitchens, forty-seven trains of ma
chine guns, 12,000 rolls of barbed wire,
1,000 concrete planks, 7,000,000 cubes
of concrete, 10,000 poods of coal,
enormous depots of ammunitions and
large'quajitities of other.material.
Booty in Great Quantity.
"In another section we captured
30,000 rifle cartridges,-300 boxes of
machine gun cartridges, 200 boxes of
hand grenades, 1,000 rifles, four ma
chine truns. two range finders and a
Norten portable pump for the extrac
tion of drinking water.
"The capture of su(h enormous war
matpriaU nrenared bv the enemy for
various operations affords proof of
how opportune was our coup. .
"During yesterday's fighting, we
took as pisoners one general, 409 of
ficers and 35.1000 soldiers. We . also
WILL PRESIDE AT OPENING OF
ST. LOUIS CONVENTION.
S tWCWBrVOOO uMoewnoco,
"OUT OF POLITICS,"
. STILLJAYS T, R.
Colonel Roosevelt . Persistently De
clines to Hake Any State
ment to Press.
BELIEVE HE WILL NOT RUN
Jicers nao.J.4Yw..r541 wnr-today brought .flood.
captures in., '., "'y me,9ages to Colonel Roosevelt.
chine guns and five bomb throwers.
This makes the total trophies in the
recent nnerations one general. 1,649
of.'cers and more than 106,000 sol
. diers, and 124 guns, J80 machine guns
and fifty-eight bomb throwers."
Germans Rush at Verdun.
Berlin, June 11. Violent artillery j
fighting is in progrss,on both sides
of the River Meuse, north of French
fortress of Verdun, according to the
German official statement issued to
day. The Germans have added three
cannon and seven machine guns to the
booty taken by them on the east bank
of the river.
British Coup In Africa.
London, June 11. British troops in
vading German east Africa from the
north have captured Mombo,. a .town
on the railroad in the Usambara dis
trict of German East Africa, while
another British force operating from
Rhodesia, has occupied the town of
Bismarckburg, on the southeastern
shore of Lake Tanganyika. -Germans
Paris, June 11. Three German in
fantry attacks against the French
trenches on Hill 30 and the positions
cast of that elevation in the Verdun
sector, wasc ompletely checked last
night by the French troops, says the
official statement issued at the War
department here this evening. Two
German detachment penetrated the
French advanced trenchesi n the for
est of Apremont, southeast of St.
Mihiel. the statement adds, but were
later ejected after hand-to-hand fight
ing. Italians Make Stand.
Rome (Via London), June II.
Austro-Hungarian troops, 12,000
strong, yesterday attacked in mass
formation the Italian positions on
Monte Lemirle.b at were repulsed
with heav) losses, says the Italian of
, ficial statement given out here today.
The Italian offensive recently started
between the Adidge and Jadig river
and Brenta, the statement adds, is
making progress at several points.
Two Boys Drown.
'Parmlngton, Utah, Juno 11. James and
Stephen Rushforth, brothers, aged 8 and 10
years, were playing with other boys on a
raft In the city reservoir this afternoon.
when James fell In the water. The older
brother leaped in to rescue him and both
For Nebraska Showers.
K m t US
fl a. m.. 82
l t a. m 62
J I a. m 1
, I a. tn 1
i IS a. m... 2
f, 11 a. ni. IS
I am 7
1 p. m. . 61
? 3 p. m 71
L a p. m 73
P 4 p. m 71
ft p. m........ ... 7S
B p. m 75
1 Comparative Local Record.
ii. ii6. nil, ltis.
Highest yesterday ... 75 , 70 77 71
lowest yesterday .... 61 63 64 54
Mean temperature ... 68 73 70 66
PreclDltatlon 14 .00 .45
Temperature and? precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and compared with the past two years
Normal temperature ' , . . . . 70
De'ltlenry for the day 2
Tjlal excess since March 1
Normal precipitation .. .16 Inch
Ierielei cy for the day 02 inch
Tntul rtlnrall sines Marsh 1....6.M Inches
Ifef.cieiK-y since March 1... 8.64 Inches
Jieftclency for eor. period, 1615. .1.10 inches
iJeftclency for cor. period, 1614.. .46 Inches
Oyster Bay, June 11. -"-Theodore
Roosevelt reiterated tonight that he
is "out of politics."
"I want to tell you newspaper men,"
he said, "that's it's of no use for you
to come up here and see me. I will
have nothing to say. 1 will answer
no questions, so please don't ask me
to. I am out of politics."
If the former president has any
plans for the immediate future other
than to continue his literary work he
has not made them public. His sec
retary, John W. McGrath, is expected
to arrive here : tomorrow from Chi
cago with a detailed report of the
happenings at, both the republican
and progressive conventions.
Colonel Roosevelt attended church
service in the village this afternoon
with Mrs. Roosevelt, but remained in
seclusion at Sagamore Hill the rest
of the day. The telegraph wires last
BURY A. D. BRANDEIS
IN NEW YORK TODAY
Body of Last Member of Prominent
umana xanuiy u joe juaiu to .
Rest This Morning.
ENTIRE FAMILY IS PRESENT
PLEASED WITH THE
WORDS OF HUGHES
WILL REPRESENT WILSON AT ST. LOUIS OHie Jamet,
the genial Kentucky gentleman, will be in personal charge
of President Wilton's program for the St. Louis national
Lincoln Men Who Have Come Back
F'om Chicago Say Republican
Tninee's Statemerft About
Funeral services lor Arthur D,
"Rr,nHI. ,1,a loot n( tti ,iinn.r
chant family of Omalu. who die-. J Fillsttie Bill. .
ewxoric Saturday, will be lip
morning at 10 o'clock fronsv;
avenue, Ins Mew l or jvi
Burial will be in New rat the
services will he restricted trfaie pres
ence of members of the. Immediate
family. , .
Hundreds of Omahans sent mes
sages of condolence to the bereaved
relatives at New York, and telegraph
officials said several hundred orders
for flowers were also telegraphed.
Store Closed Today.
Out of respect to Mr. Brandeis,, the
big Brandeis store will remain closed
all day today and the flags on the
building will be at half staff.
All of the relatives except a daugh
ter in Paris are in New York and
were at the bedside when the end
came. After the funeral George Bran
deis will return to Omaha to. take
up additional burdens of managing
the Brandeis interests here. '
When news of Arthur Brandeis'
death filtered through the Boston
store Saturday night, a few minutes
before closing time, there were tears
in theeyes of hundreds of employees.
From the most humble cash-boy to
department heads and executives, the
affection for the head of their store
was apparent. Mr. Brandeis was
kind to all and unusually considerate.
He was never too busy to lend an ear
to a grievance of one of his helpers,
and was always quick to see that the
right thing was done.
When the board of Ak-Sar-Ben
governors meets tonight, resolutions
of regret will be adopted and after
being engrossed, will be sent to the
family. Other organizations of simi
lar constructive purpose, of which Mr.
Brandeis was always a leading figure,
will do likewise.
FOR T. R. TO AGREE
was announced that most or them
approved his action in declining to
become a candidate upon the pro
While Colonel Roosevelt would not
discuss the question today his inti
mates considered it altogether unlike
ly that he would reconsider his con
ditional refusal to head a third ticket.
He has not yet made it clear whether
or not he will support the candidacy
of Mr. Hughes.
Rioting in Mexico
El Paso. Tex.. June 11. Every male
Mexican in the vicinity of Chihuahua
City has been summoned to a mass
meeting tomorrow to protest against
the presence ot American troops in
Chihuahua state, according to arrivals
here late tonight. American officials
here expressed the opinion 'that an
other crisis in the Mexican sitation is
near. Apprehension is felt for the
safety of Americans there. .
Washington, June 10. Administra
tion officials have been unable as yet
to determine the extent of the anti-
American agitation in northern Mex
ico, but they are making no ettort to
conceal their uneasiness. The demon
strations against retention of Amer
ican troops in Mexico have been
widely separated geographically, but
have occurred, some officials thmk,
with significantly close relation to
each other in time. They believe it
possible a definite campaign' has, been
inaugurated by some agency to pro
voke an armed clash between Amer
ican aid Mexican forces.
WILSON NOT DECIDED ON '
Battleship Which '
Is Sunk bjra Mine
London, June 11. The British
cruiser Hampshire, on which Field
Marshal Earl Kitchener and members
of his staff were lost, was sunk as
the result of striking a mine, it was
officially announced this afternoon.
All hope has been abandoned for
all save the twelve men from the
Hampshire who were washed ashore
on -rait, the statement says. . -The
"Admiral Jellicoe states that the
Hampshire was mined. The vessel
was accompanied by two destroyers
until the Hampshire was compelled
to detach them, on account of the
heav seaj, an hour before the ex
plosion. Survivors say the Hamp
shire sunk in ten minutes.
"Destroyers and patrol vessels hur
ried to the scent, search parties were
sent in motor cars along the coast.
Four boats were seen to leave the
ship. Admiral Jellicoe concludes that
all were wrecked on the lee shore.
Twelve survive rs landed from a raft.
All hope has been abandoned for the
Washington, June 11. President
Wilson has not yet begun considera
tion of a successor to Justice Hughes
on the supreme bench. Because of his
recent survey of available lawyers
prior to the appointment of Justice
Brandeis, it was said at the White
House tonight, it would, nqt be easy
for the' president to make Up his mind
quickly, but as the supreme court re
cesses Monday, until October, it was
thought he would not hurry in making
Justice Hughes' successor will be
the third member, of the court named
by President Wilson. ' The resigna
tion todav leaves five, republicans and
three democrats on the court. It is
expected that Mr. Wilson will appoint
a democrat. . - , .
SHIPS DID NOT RETURN
London, June, 11. According to a
Reuter dispatch today from Ymuidcn,
Holland, the crew, of a trawler which
was taken by the Germans to Cux
haven, but later released, declared
they learned that of the German ves
sels DarticiDating in the Skagereak
battle six great war vessels and seven
teen destroyers did not return.
Among the names of the vessels
reported lost, adds the ditpatch, the
sailors say they heard the name Ost
friest and a battleship of '22,400 tons
mentioned. . ,
Fall of the Italian
Cabinet Is Ex
Rome (Via London). June 11, The
resignation of the Italian cabinet,
headed by Premier salandra, -is mo
mentarily expected. The ministry.
however, will remain in power until
the king has taken his decision re
garding the formation of, a new cab
The government'failed toobtain a
maioritv of votes last night in the
Chamber of Deputies on the budget
of the minister of the interior. The
vote was 190 against the budget to 120
for it. -
The parliamentary session was sus
pended to permit the government to
prepare an explanation of its policy.
Two Cities March
In Defense Parade
Rochester, N. Y., Julie 11. Forty
thousand persons, one-sixth of
Rochester's ooaulation. it was esti
mated tonight, marched in the city's
preparedness parade today.
Seattle, Wash., June 10. Twenty
thousand men and women, nearly all
walking, took part in the prepared
ness parade here today. More than
two hours were required for the pro
cession to pass a given point.
Former Mayor Love of Lincoln Con
fident That He Will Back
HANSEN IS i WELL SATISFIED
(From a fitaff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, June 11. (Special.) With
the rising of the morning sun demo
cratic stock has dropped about 100
points in Lincoln during the night
and republican stock has soared so
high that everybody was feeling good
except those who had loaded them
selves up with the declining securi
ties. While Charles E. Hughes was pop
ular with Nebraska republicans from
the very start, the showing made in
the "write-in-it" campaign made by
The Bee in which nearly 16,000 repub
licans took the trouble the name on
the ballot, made the supreme court
justice all the stronger, and now that
he has landed the republican nomina
tion by a practically unanimous vote,
everybody, except of course the dem
ocrats, are feeling that the result of
the election can now be forecast.
Many men who four years ago cast
their fortunes with the progressive
party, appear to feel that the conven
tions were wise in what they did and
the refusal of Colonel Roosevelt to
accept the nomination of the pro
gressive party practically means the
cementing together of the two former
factions which will have no other re
sult than the election of Mr. Hughes.
Progressives Like Hughes.
To The Bee, Don L. Love, one of
the leading and influential members
of the progressive party and its state
treasurer, who returned this morning
from Chicago where he had been one
of the delegates to the progressive
"As a general thing we feel that
Judge Hughes is a good man for the
nomination. His statement meets
with my approval and I think it will
also meet the approval of Colonel
Roosevelt and a majority Of the mem
bers of the party and that we will
all get behind Mr. Hughes." 1
L. B. Fuller, cnadidate for the leg
islature on the progressive ticket two
years ago, Hut w ho affiliated with the
republican party in the late primary,
says that the result of the convention
suits him and he sees no reason why
progressive republicans should not
fall in line and help elect Judge
Nels P. Hansen, who was one of
the strong leaders in the faction which
bolted four years ago and helped
form the progressive party is well
pleased with the selection of Hughes.
Mr. Hansen has been in favor of the
progressives coming back into the
republican fold for a year or more
and now he sees no reason why they
should refuse longer. To The Bee
this morning Mr. Hansen said:
"The nomination of Judge Hughes
is very satisfactory to me. Regarding
Colonel Roosevelt, I have just the
same admiration for him as I have
always had. I believe him to be the
greatest American today. He has
created a wonderful sentiment of
patriotism among the American peo
ple and is to a great extent responsi
ble for the progressive sentiment in
the republican party and I was one
of the registered republicans who re
quested his nomination for the presi
dency. "However, the wisdom of the re
publican convention has decreed that
Justice Hughes should be the stan
dard bearer of the republican party
on a platform which deals ,fully and
fairly with all the important ques
tions of the day.
Hughes Statement Appeals.
"I was one of the original signers
of the Hughes petition asking that
his name be placed upon the. primary
ballot. It was my judgment that he
was eminently fitted for the place
and the most available candidate and
I feel now as I did then. I have read
the statement issued by Judge Hughes
and feel that he is consistently and
uprightly dealing with the issues of
the hour. In a perusal of Mr. Hughes'
public life I find that he was a pro
gressive executive while governor of
New York, with a record behind him
that is in perfect keeping with the
HUGHES WILL GO
TO NEW YORK TO
Newly Chosen Candidate Will Haka
Trip Today to Hold Conference
Regarding Conduct of the
ANNOUNCEMENT AT CAPITAIi
Denounces Wilson Administration
for Its Handling of Interna
FOR GENUINE AMERICANISM
Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
Snyder Tells of Visit to Hughes
Early in March to Secure His Views
BY EDGAR C. SNYDER.
, Chicago, June 11. (Special Tele
gram'.) Now that , Charles Evans
Hughes has been nominated, in a
most historic convention, for the ex
alted office of president, it may nor be
out of place to tell of an incident that
happened in connection with the ef
forts put forth by The Bee in connec
tion with the placing of the name of
Mr. Justice Hughes on the primary
ballot in Nebraska.
I was requested by Mr. Rosewater
to ascertain if possible the attitude of
Mr. Hughes with reference to the pe
tition filed by a number of gentlemen,
with the secretary of state for Nebras
ka, requesting that his name be
placed on the primary ballot. This
was early in March. I saw Mr. Jus
tice Hughes in his cheery and most
comfortable home on Sixteenth street,
Washington, and communicated the
purpose of my call. Mr. Hughes I
had met at a number of social func
tions durinir the years of my residence
j in the national capitol as correspond
ent of The Bee and therefore did not
come into his "visionability" as a total
Justice Construes Nebraska Law.
We talked over the situation in Ne
braska with reference to the filing of
his name for president and the deci
sion of the secretary of state for Ne
braska that an individual could not
withdraw his name from a orimarv
ballot without the consent of his
sponsors, or words to that effect. Mr.
Hughes examined the primary laws of
the state with the several amend
ments, and then told me that the po
sition taken by the secretary of state
was not well founded in his judgment
You know what occurred. All that
is ancient history. You know how
The Bee labored to have the electors
of the state write in the name of
"Charles Evans Hughes" upon the
preferential presidential ballot and
you also know how splendidly the re
publican press of Nebraska joined
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
WILSON SILENT ON
President Has Nothing' to Say. Re
garding Developments in Re
v publican Enemy Camps,
WORKING WIRES FOR ST. LOUIS
wasnmgton, June 11. President
Wilson remained in the White House
through Saturday, receiving reports
on the republican and progressive
conventions, putting the finishing
touches on his draft of the democratic
platform and conferring with demo
cratic. .leaders. His only-direct on-
nection wi.a the day's political de
velopments was his receipt and ac
ceptance of Justice Hughes' resigna
tion from the supreme court.
, No formal comment on the selec
tion of Justice Hughes' or on Colonel
Roosevelt's conditional refusal of the
progressive nomination was made at
the White House and it was said none
would be forthcoming. The presi
dent's closest advisers did not expect
Colonel Roosevelt to be a candidate
on the progressive ticket but made no
secret of their hope that he might.
They insisted, however, that his re
fusal would have no effect on the dem
ocratic campaign. ' '
Campaign Address Tuesday.
The trend of the president's cam
paign speeches probably will be indi
cated in addresses he wilt deliver
Tuesday at the West Point gradua
tion exercises and Wednesday at a
flag day celebration, following a pre
paredness parade here. Administra
tion leaders said tonight that they ex
pected the campaign, to be carried on
along signified lines with the presi
dent paying little attention to person
alities, and dwelling on the legislative
achievements of the last three years,
the fact that the United States is at
peace and the prosperity of the na
tion. While the reports from Chicago,
Oyster Bay, and the Hughes home
were coming into the White House by
telegraph and telephone, the president
sat in his study, conferring with Sen
ator James, who will he permanent
chairman of the St. Louis convention,
Senator Walsh, who will be one of
the administration representatives on
the platform committee, Secretary
Tumulty, Secretary McAdoo, and Sen
ator Hoke Smith.
' .Telegrams From Leaders.
Immediately after a message telling
of the nomination of Justice Hughes
arrived, telegrams from democratic
leaders in Chicago observing the two
conventions began to come in. 1 hev
said generally that the progressives
were dissatisfied with the outcome
and predicted Mr. Wilson's election
The president finished his work on
the platform today and approved a
final draft of Senator James' speech
as permanent, chairman. Senator
James and Senator Walsh, who leave
for St. Louis tomorrow, will convey
to the democratic leaders there the
president's impressions of today's
Justice Hughes' resignation was re
ceived at the White Mouse with strict
formality. The negro messenger who
brought it asked for Secretary Tu
multy, and was told to wait. Mr.
Tumulty took up a position behind
his desk and then the messenger was
Hands Tumulty Envelope.
"From Justice Hughes," he said,
handing a sealed envelope to Mr.
"Thank you, very much," replied the
secretary smiling. He then hurried to
Mr. Wilson's office. The president
called for a stenographer and within
five minutes the acceptance was on its
way by messenger to Mr. Hughes'
The president still was undecided
today on his choice for chairman of
the democratic national committee.
President Wilson read Mr. Hughes'
speech of acceptance carefully but did
not comment. Secretary Tumulty
said it was very weak.
OF MANDAN PARK
Splendid Program Staged by Conv
mittee Is Enjoyed by a
MANY TAKE THEIR LUNCHES
A few feet north of the end of the
Albright street car line is a road
which leads somewhere over an east
ern slope. At this intersection is
new sign fastened to a post. The
sign reads: '.'Take this road to Man-
dan park. See -the sights, from the
hltls."1-' J. B7 Hummeirparlf. cofhrnis.
The road leads to Mandan park.
which rests oil' top of the bluff and
overlooks the, Missouri river. The
view from the top pf the bluff is
worth the climb up the hill. "The
road to Mandalav." remarked a man
yesterday afternoon, when he led his
wife and tour .children and a lunch
basket up the slope and into the park.
More than 3,000 outers journeyed to
this pretty South Side park. It .was
the first visit for some.
' Formal Opening.
The occasion was a formal opening
ot the new pavilion recently com
pleted by the park department. The
South Side Imorovement club ar
ranged the celebration which was in
charge of the following committee
Frank Helm, John Slavek, James
Reha, Edward bkupa, J. P. Krause,
William Wallace, A. G. MeCray and
Girls and boys and young men and
young women of the Sokol Fugner
Tyre gave athletic demonstrations
during the afternoon. . Olga Dlask
and Frank Kubin had charge of the
athletics which were appreciated by
the large audience. Joseph Polster,
champion pole . taulter of Greater
Omaha, gave ail exhibition, but was
unable to quite equal his former rec
ord of 14 feet. Brejcha brothers
The South Side band, under leader
ship of Adolph rechar, played a splen
did program ot twelve numbers.
It was the first time Commissioner
Hummel has scheduled a band con
cert for Mandan park and the rain
god did not send showers., During
the altcrtioon the sky looked torDiu
ding, but the weather man 'was kind
and the program went off as planned.
It was a gala occasion for the South
Side and the crowd was the largest
ever seen in tins park. t
NAME SUB-COMMITTEES '
TO SEE MR. HUGHES
Chicago, June 11. The new republi
lican national committee held its first
meeting immediately after the con
vcntion adjourned yesterday, author
ized the appointment of a suhcommit-
tee to confer with Charles E. Hughes,
the presidential nominee, about the
election of officers and the executive
committee. Former Senator Murray
Crane of Massachusetts, senior mem.
ber of the committee, presided.
the following subcommittee was
W. Murray Crane of Massachusetts,
Ralph E. Williams of Oregon, Alvah
H. Martin of Virginia, Charles
Warren of Michigan. John T. Adam
of Iowa, Senator Reed.Smoot of Utah
Senator, Boise Penrose of Pennsyl
vania. and James A. Hemenway of In
diana. Under the rules the executive
committee wilt consist of twelve
The plan is for the subcommittee
to confer with Mr. Hughes as soon
as convenient and then name - the
new executive committee. Later the
executive committee will select '
chairman, secretary-treasurer and ser
geant-at-arms. At today's session no
names for chairman of the national
committee were mentioned.
Alltss Lass Many Hhlns.
Bsrlln (Via Wlrrlsss to Sayvlllo), Juns 11
A statement from lh Qurman admiralty.
(Jatrd Jun 9, says that In May fifty-six
vrssols riylnsr ths flair of the (tntr-nts nations,
wllrt an aKirenate tonnaxs of 118,600. were
sunk by (ierman and Austrian submarines
and mines. . .
Washington, D. C, June 11. ;
Charles E. Hughes and his secretary
will leave Washington tomorrow for
New York for a series of conferences
there, presumably with party leaders.
It is understood that George Wicker-
sham wilt' participate in the confer
Washington, June 11. Charles Evans
Hughes stepped down yesterday
from the supreme bench and again a
private citizen, accepted the repub
lican nomination for president In a
telegram ringing with denunciation pf
the administration's foreign policy and
declaring for a dominant, thorough
going Americanism, he gave his de
cision to Chairman Harding of the re
publican national convention and
broke the long silence which he has ,
"I have not desired the nomination,"
said the telgram. ,
1 have wished to remain on the
bench, but in this critical period of
our national history, I recognize that
it is your rigrit to summon ana that
it is my paramount duty to respond." '
Resignation is Brief.
Within an hour after Chairman
Harding had notified him of his norm-'
nation, Mr. Hughes had accepted the
call. His resignation, a scant two- ,
line letter without a superfluous word
was on its way to the White House
from the Hughes home before the
nominee had dispatched the message
of acceptance, and called the waiting
group of newspaper men into his
study to tell them of his decision.
President Wilson accepted the resig- 1
nation in a reply almost as brief. Ap
parently Mr. Hughes' letter was
framed so that the president might be
saved the amoarassment ot expressing
regret or making more than a formal
reply. ' ' ' . ' i
1 hereby resign the office of as
sociate justice of the supreme court of
the. United States.'.'.: he . wrote. To .
which the president replied; "I am in
receipt of your letter of resignation '
and feel constrained to yield to your
desire. I therefore accept your resig
nation as justice of the sunreme court
of the United States to take effect at
- Takes Customary Walk.
When conies to both teleorrami tn
Chicago and the letter of resignation
had been made public, Mr. Hughes
left his home for his customary after
noon walk. Soon after his return
Lawrence Green, his private secretary,
told him of Colonel Roosevelt's con-'
ditional declination of the progressive
nomination. Mr. Hughes sent word
to inquirers that he had nothing to
say concerning it. His friends, how-' '
ever, were outspoken in their satis
faction over Colonel Roosevelt's at
No plana 'have been made bv the
nominee for the summer. The family .
had practically dismantled ihe Six- .
teentn street residence here with the
intention of returning to Maine for the
not months, but those plans had been '
abandoned. Whether Mr. Hughes
will go on the stump or who he will '
select to manage his campaign are
questions that have not been given'
consideration so far. ,
For American Rights.
In his telegram ot ar'rrntanre Mr.
Hughes announced his stand "for the
firm and unfinching. maintenance of
all the rights of American citizens on
land and sea." For an Americanism
that knows no ulterior purpose, for a "
patriotism that is single and com- -plete;"
and for "preparedness, not
only entirely adequate for our defense
with respect to numbers and equip
ment in both army and navy, but with'
all thoroughness to the end that in
each branch ot the service there may
be the utmost efficiency under tha
most competent administrative heads."
What he thinks of the administra
tion's foreign policy was told in part
"I neither irnounn motivea nnr nn.
dercstimate difficulties. But it is most
regrettaDiy true that in our foreign
relations we have suffered incalcula
bly from the weak and vacillating
course which has been taken with
regard to Mexico a course lament
ably wrong with regard to both our
rights and our duties.
Indecision Weakens Brave Words.
"At the outset of the administration
the high responsibilities of our diplo
matic intercourse with foreign nations
were subordinated to a conception of
partisan requirements and we pre
sented to the world a humiliating
spectacle of inaptitude. Belated ef
forts have not availed to recover the
influence and prestige thus unfortun
ately sacrificed and brave words have
been stripped of their force by inde
cision." Events transpired with dramatic sud
denness at the Hughes home yester
day as a climax to monotonous weeks
of waiting. It had been thought that
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