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THE' BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1916,
HUGHES WILL GO
10 NE1Y0RK CITY
Hewly Chosen Candidate Will Hake
Trip Today to Hold Conference
ANNOUNCEMENT AT CAPITAL
(Continued From Page One.)
things would move swiftly and that
night would find the republican con
vention ended, but few of the candi
date's closest friends believed that the
day's development would crowd his
resignation from the bench, his ac
ceptance of the nomination and his
declaration of principles into the space
cf little more than an hour.
Throughout the pre-convention
campaign Justice Hughes had insisted
that he would not be nominated. Not
until last night after the balloting be
gan did he admit to his intimates that
he might be drafted to lead his party.
Maintained Silence. ,
Even then he made no statement as
to what action he would take, but his
silence was interpreted that he would
accept, certainly if the action of the
convention was practically unan
imous. As the balloting was resumed
the Hughes household went along al
most as usual Only the justice had
abandoned his office on the first floor
and retired to the privacy of the third
floor with Mrs Hughes and their lit
tle daughter, Elizabeth. The eldest
daughter, Miss Catherine, had gone to
take a lesson from a tutor, and Miss
Helen was in New York preparatory
to leaving on a Young -Women s
Christian association camping trip.
Their only ton, Charles E. Hughes,
jr., lawyer in New York City, was
at the Plattsburg military camp.
There was no news fr'om Chicago
except such as filtered in with the ar
rival of the newspaper men or was
telephoned by local newpaper offices.
Even as to that Mr. Hughes had let
it be known that he did not care to
be informed of the vote by states,
leaving word that his private secre
tary should give him only the sum
' Lunch Announced. '
Before the balloting began, tele
grama began to arrive predicting the
nomination and extending congratu
lations. Mr. Green went upstairs
with the explanation that the delay
in taking the vote was due to further
conferences. At 1 o'clock lunch was
announced for the family.
Then came the press dispatch an
nouncing the nomination. Mr. Green
mounted the stairs three at a time.
"I simply told the justice he had
been nominated and turned my back,"
he remarked later. ,
Newspaper men crowded into the
justice's office seeking an audience.
Mr. Hughes came down to the recep
tion hall, tear in his eyes, and a
tremble in his voice, as he accepted
the congratulations of the newspaper
representatives and shook their hands.
He was asked for a statement.
"Now, all I know about this is what
you boys tell me, and I have nothing
to aay now, but it you were interested,
I may have a statement for you at i
o'clock," he replied.
, "Now for the Statement" ;
As' the newspaper men rushed put,
the justice turned to Mr. Green with
the remark, "Now for the statement,"
and the two entered th, office.
There at his big table, surrounded
by his favorite pictures and relics, the
justice dictated his resignation from
the supreme court and his telegram to
Chairman Harding. Back of him hung
a photograph of Chief Justice White.
On the wall was a full length likeness
of Abraham Lincoln; in the corner a
bust of Lincoln and on the mantle
cast of Lincoln's hands.
Long before dictating was. finished
the reporters began to gather for their
statement They were shown into the
drawing room upstairs. Expectantly
they listened to .the click of a type
writer on the floor below At last it
stopped and they -heard the justice's
voice asking for a messenger boy. One
of the score outside responded and
was started for the White House. A
few minutes later a second was sent
to the teleffranh offir with ma.
age to Chicago. '
Hughes Cornea Upstairs.
With copies of the letter of resicna.
tion and message to Chairman Hard
ing in his hand, Mr. Hughes himself
came upstairs to meet' those who
awaited him. There was none of the
subdued tone or hesitation which hart
characterised his first greeting.
"I must apologise to you boys for
my typewriting facilities, for I have
been able to make only enough copies
for The press associations," he ex
plained. Mr. Green is making; more.
but it looks as if it would be dark be
fore ne naa enough tor all."
Among the first callers at the home
after the news spread was Rufus S.
uay. son ot justice JJav of the
oreme. court, with a message from his
lamer, wno is in in vnton, u. Then
came isoom n. ruiier, private secre
. Ury to Mr. Hughe while he was gov.
ernor of New York. Later he was ac
:ompanied by the nominee on his
Mr. and Mrs. Brandeis CalL
Not long afterward. Justice Bran-
ucu ana airs, oranaeis arrived and
were received by Mr. and' Mr.
Hughes. Justice Brandeis was Boston
correspondent for the Hughes law
' Arm VHri rrr an A tk. ...... i
. . . - b.iv ..... mi l! nave
been friends ever since. The visitors
remained nait an nour.
Hundreds gathered about the resi
lience. An itftih .k . .
. , , . .... . auuui a
mile from the White House, during
me niiarnuon out mere was no dem
ntmtratinn . Tn tka lin- nc
ailes that filed up the street was that
i president ana Mrs. Wilson, out for
a ride. At 6 6 dock, newspaper of
hces telephoned to Mr. Green the
statement issued by Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Hughes was informed of its sub
stance but replied that he had noth
ing to say. There was a decided air
ot gratification and relief about the
House, however. - During the evening
. telegrams by the hundreds poured ir
and many callers left cards, despite
violent hail and electrical storm
wnicn, swept the city., .
SOLDIERS HURT DURING
RED LIGHT ZONE FIGHT
Douglas, Aric., June 11. One sol
dier was probably fatally wounded
late today in a dance hall in the re
stricted district here. As a result,
mobs .of soldiers attacked the dance
hall - Several hundred shots were
urea, out there were no casualties.
SUCCESSOR TO KITCHENER AS SECRETARY OF STATE
General Sir William Robertson, chief of staff, will con
tinue to act in that.capacity under a civilian head. Viscount
Milder, prominently mentioned a the successor to Kitch
ener, ia an empire builder. Aa governor' of the Cape of.
Good Hope during the Boer war he was bitterly criticised
by the liberal for the part he played with Chamberlain)
and Cecil Rhode. A a testimony to hi work in South,
Africa he was presented with an addre in 1906, tigned by
over 370,000 name.
h " ' Oil
Visit to Hughes to
Secure His Views
(Continued Froni Page One.)
with The Bee in its efforts to secure
an unbiased reflex of the sentiment of
the voters for president. . .
Did Not Expect Nomination.
During my assignment in ascertain
ing the position of Mr. Hughes 'as to
the Nebraska situation we had a talk
in his library over the very thing that
occurred today, his nomination for
I suggested that he might be select
ed as the standard bearer of the re
publican party at Chicago. Theri he
roia me tnis story that I feel is re
flective of the hisrh standing of thi
fine type of American.
"No," he said, "my name will not
be presented to the convention, which
reminds me of an episode in my life
in New York Citv alonsr somewhat
- I hen Mr. Hughes -told me how
the republican . leaders in v.
York City had decided to nomi
nate him for mayor, because they
insisted that he was the only
man who could beat George B.
McClelland, or at least hold McClel
land down to a minimum. The inaur.
ance investigation was still On and
Mr. Hughes told the leaders that his
nomination would be a mistake.
''But if you don't run, McClelland
will be elected mayor by an unprece
dented majority. This will give him a
big boom for governor, and elected
he will become the dominating figure
iur inc presidency. . ,
What Happened to McClelland.
Mr. Hushes listened to th Indxrn
as be will listen to the people, you
can take it from me, but remained ob-
aurate, and finally another was se
lected for the republican nomination,
he declining the honor after several
hours of "full and free conference"
with the republican party. -
''Your suggestion about the presi
dency," he said, turning toward me
- - - - miuiv wv II I - 1 . 11111 1 US mO 1
of the reasons held out by my friendsj
in ew jtorx wny, i snouia accept
the mayoralty, nomination. Mr. Mc
Clelland was elected mayor. His
name I have heard mentioned for the
governorship and possibly for the
presidency, but beyond that, nothing
has. occurred. By the same token
that will answer your suggestion."
- Nebraska Astonishes Galleries.
When Nebraska , cast it sixteen
votes for Hughes, there waa loud
amazement, not only from the gal
leries but from .he delegates as welt.
It was a getting together that augurs
well for the ticket in November, and
when the nominee had received the
requisite number of votes to elect and
bef ore the official announcement of
the result of the balloting had been
made, the Nebraska delegation joined
in the procession of the states in rati
fication of the selection. While the
enthusiasm lacked the sponMniety of
other conventions, there was all the
visible evidence of relief that a happy
solution of a perplexing problem had
There was no hesitancy in Chair.
man Gurney's voice when he an-
nounced the vote of the Nebraska
delegation, and even member on the
delegation smiled when they found
that they had front aeats in the band
Burkett I Chagrined.
Ex-Senator Burkett feels just a
trifle "cut up" oyer the treatment ac
corded him by a number of delegates
who failed to keep their promises.
Whether his name should have been
presented in view of the obvious de
sire of the convention to honor Fair
banks, Burton 'or Borah aa a tail to
the ticket, is of necessity open to dis
cussion. This, however, can ha aaid:
Mr. Burket received a most compli
mentary vote, 1U8 in number, which
expresses meas-erly what he would
have ' received had conditions been
Nebraska Head or Home.
Many of the Nebraska visitor to
the convention left on evening trains
or ineir nomes snortly after adjourn
ment, and Nebraska headquarters
looked like a "banauet hall desartad."
So few people visited headquarter
this evening that National Commit
teeman Howell ordered the room
closed, the purpose tor which It was
retained having been accomplished,
Who He W For.
One good story is associated iwith
the convention. Two colored citi
zens from South Carolina met in Pea
cock alley in the Congress hotel.
"Hello, Jim, who is you for?"
"Why, Harrison, you know who I
is for; Roosevelt, I is."
"Ob, now, Jim, you it for the sams
man as I is.you ain't for Colonel
"Well, nigger, who is I fur?"
"Why, you is for sale, you is."
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PLEASED WITH THE
(Continued From Page One.)
progressive senttiment of the people
"As a thorough American my inves
tigation of Judge Hughes warrants
me in believing that he is a thorough
and honorable American and would
stand for no action which would re
flect ikame or discredit upon the
great American people and I feel that
he will receive such loyal support
from the people, irrespective of party,
which will insure his election to the
presidency next November."
Dem In Wump. - f '
' Democrats are in the dumps today
and the exuberant feeling which they
showed when the flash came over the
wires that Hughes hs been nomin
ated by the republicans andRoosevelt
by tho progressives, took a big -drop
in temperature when the later' news
came that Hughes had accepted and
Roosevelt had declined. The further
statement by Colonel Roosevelt that
he would get behind Mr. Hughes if
his statement was satisfactory brought
more weeps and then when the state
ment came out a little later, made by
Justice Hughes, giving his view on
the great questions of the day, most
of them heaved a long-drawn-out sigh
of despair and hiked for the tall tim
ber. - It appear to be the opinionof some
that President Wilson will now refuse
a nomination at the hands of the na
tional convention and that, knowing
the stuff .-is til off, the convention
will nominate William Jennings
Bryan a the goat
Taft Sends Hughes
On Being Nominated
WeeMnctAn Tmm 11 CUUt V...41
White tonight was confronted with
tne prooiem ot what to do with sev
eril nniniAni nnnerH hv f"knla 17
hughes as a member of the court for
nenverymonaay ana approved oy the
lueuiucis. ric WOK up ins
question with the associate justices
at the usual conference tonight
Among the hundreds of (telegrams
received by Mr. Hughes was one from
former President Taft. It reads;
"I congratulate you on a testimonial
to your standing as a statesman, citi-
- ... ,,u unex
ampled in the history of American
politics, and I felicitate the Country on
m opportunity u certainly wm em
ni ,u. ... it.- l
... v.iiuiusibfl vwviV MIC ICpuD
lican convention, Fairbanks, Root,
weexs, ummmi, Burton and Knox
pnt talps'rame nf mnnnrf ,hJ ...
(yrafiilotirtn. c:v ... t 1
rado who supported Colonel Roose
velt assured mm ot their support. Br.
Hughes replied only to the message
. . wii.cjiiii uic
vice presidential nominee his congrat
He sent word to the newspapermen
that hf wiaharf tn .V. u
... - - - uiv'.H uuuugn
them his appreciation of the flood of
Hughes' Home Town
Has a Celebration
Glen Falls, N. Y, Tune 11. The
residents of , this city Saturday
celebrated the nomination of Supreme
Court Justice Hughes as republican
candidate for president. Glens Falls
claim the honor of being the birth
place of Juatice Hughes. As soon as
mpman fftxi tttmrm A L.s 1. - t j
been nominated fifty or mort factory
wiiicjiicd were oiuwn. lonigni tnere
will be a biff demonstration. Bands
will hmA fa Kiflf nssrenJa. J Ml
be burned and flags displayed. .
BRITISH FLEET HARD
HIT IN m BATTLE
German Official Declare England
Unable to Use Sorth Sea
STJITEES HEAVY DAMAGES
Berlin, June 11. (From an Associ
ated Press correspondent, by wireless
to Sayville.) A graphic story of the
naval battle off the Jutland coast, re
plete with tributes to the bravery of
England's sailors and the coolness
and devotion of the German blue
jackets in the memorable engagement,
has been given to the Associated
Press correspondent by a high sea
officer of the German admiralty staff.
This officer, though not present at
the battle, had access to all the re
ports, and now has returned to Berlin
after two days spent among the offi
cers of the high seas fleet. His tac
tical description of the engagement,
given at considerable length, has been
covered to some extent by the official
German and British accounts.
His description is most interesting,
however, as it touches upon the points
on which the German and British re
citals differ sharply as regards the
respective losses of the two fleets and
the British contention of a "German
flight" from the field.
To the correspondent's first ques
tion: "Whst are the facts about the
Warsprite," the big British battleship
whose loss the Germans affirm and
the British deny, the officer replied:
"The Warsprite certainly was lost.
We have this on not only known ob
servations, -but what is more import
ant, the testimony of their sailors.
The first confirmation came when a
destroyer of our third flotilla- rescued
out of the water, a sailor from the
British destroyer Turbulent, who said
he himself had observed the sinking
of the Warsprite. Later two other
sailors gave the same account, al
though none of the three was together
after the rescue and each was ques
tioned separately. This should be
The correspondent asked how the
individual ships were destroyed.
"It is difficult to give definite de
tails in all cases," the officer respond
ed, "owing to the ranges, the thick
weather, and the fact that few officers
on board a ship in action have the
time or opportunity for such details.
Here, however, is the tory of the
destruction of one of the British bat-,
tie cruisers, probably the Queen Mary
or the Indefatigable, as told to me
by an officer who witnessed it:
"It was during an early stage of
the acton of the battle cruisers that
my friend saw the warship struck
squarely in quick succession by three
full salvos of heavy shells. The gray
silhouette, low on the water line,
quivered from the shock as the first
two salvos hit. At the third, the
cruiser seemed literally to crumble up
and bend amidships. The bow and
the stern rose and then the whole
ship was lifted bodily out of the
water. A terrific explosion had blot
ted her out and she sank, leaving no
trace behind.. . i
. "The destruction of several other
cruisers occurred similarly. A shell
apparently would reach the maga
zine; then would come a mighty puff
of smoke and flame and the brief
death agony of the war craft would
be over alrnoit before one began to
notice it '
"One of the most thrilling episodes
was - the destruction of a big four
funneled armored cruiser, which ran
squarely under the guns of our bat
tleships during the night and was an
nihilated within four minutes by our
dreadnoughts steaming in column. In
pitchy darkness, with lights out, the
cruiser approached at right angles
under full speed, evidently unaware
of the presence of the squadron.
"She was sighted at a distance of
1,500 yards and received a full broad
side from the leading German ship,
the Westfalen. She ran on another
500 yards and then turned like a
wounded hare, but instead of making
away, steered a couise parallel to the
column, 1,000 yards distant, receiving
the broadside of three successive
ships. The cruiser, literally covered
with shells, was unable to fire a sin
gle shot in reply, and blew up oppo
site the fourth ship.
British Claim Absurd.
"The British claim that the surviv
ing units of their battle fleet were not
materially damaged and were ready
to take sea again after coaling is ab
surd. . The greater part of the day
light action was fought with ships
running along parallel lines - and
where so many ships were destroyed,
it is obvious that the others did not
escape unscathed, for our fire was not
concentrated on any particular ship,
as it was necessary to keep all the
ships covered, so as to interfere with
deliberation in aim.
"We are perfectly sure that the
grand fleet cannot, as tne British as
sert, go to sea virtually unimpaired
in strength for a long time. It has
been hard hit in its material, and suf
fered collossal injuries in personnel.
We estimate conservatively that the
British lost 7,000 men drowned or
killed by shell fire, losses of the most
difficult sort to replace.
"A British admiralty representative
declared to your London correspond
ent, and Winston Churchill repeats
the declaration that the British were
successful because they broke up our
undertaking. - What undertaking? is
a question I would like to ask. Do
cney imagine mat wc wcui uui wuu
our entire available force of battle
ships, battle cruisers, etc., to shoot
snarrows. or. that if we were plan
ning a new cruiser raid upon the Eng
lish coast, we went up to tne Nor
wegian coast as a starting point? No,
we went north to find the enemy
which we knew was there.
"We found him, met the bulk of the
British grand fleet in a square stand
up fight, inflicted the heavy loss of
one 'of its most modern superdread
naughts, three battle cruisers, a
small navy of armored cruisers,
scouts and destroyers, and paid a
comparatively low price for our vic
tory. "Summing up, one of the aims of
naval strategy is to inflict the heaviest
loss possible and keep one's own loss
to a minimum. We were successful
in this despite the British attempts
to magnify our losses. . The German
report of our losses is complete. I
myself saw all the battleships of the
Kaiser class, of which the British
pretended to have destroyed two,
safe in harbor." ", ; .
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Loyal Omaha Every Sunday
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Democrats and Friends. .
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