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The Omaha daily Bee
VOL. XLV NO. 309.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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Fourteen Hundred Troops Will Be
Sent to Do PatroJ Duly Along
the International i
APPREHENSION NOT SO GREAT
Anti-American' Mass Meetings Held
f in (Various Parto Chi-
RAID IS HELD INSIGNIFICANT
SENATOR LEWIS will
adorn the St. Louis conven
tion during its sessions. He
has so far been assigned no
Washington, June 12. Secretary
Balder announced today that 1,000'ad
ditional coast artillery men and a bat
talion of engineer troops from this
city had been ordered to the Mexican
border for patrol duty. In all about
1,400 men will be added to General
Funston's command. ;
Apprehension Somewhat Abated.
El Paso, Tex., June 12. Reports
here indicate"that anti-American mass
meetings in growifig numbers x are
being held in the several cities of Chi
huahua state and that the distribution
of incendiary literature continues.
Apprehension here for the safety ol
Americans in Chihuahua City abated
somewhat today upou receip of re
ports that Sunday there had passed
without threatened anti-American
riots. ' .- '
Secretary Baker said the additional
forces had been ordered to the bor
der to strengthen the guard along
the American side of the line.' The
movement, he added, was not the re
sult of any new advices of condi
tions in Mexico. '
The artillery troops will be assem
bled from numerous posts along the
Atlantic coast. ' They will be taken
from fhe batterjes where the largest
number of men are posted that ade
. ate guards may be left to take care
of the bie Buns.
The engineer troops, Companies A,
B, C and D, which comprise a first
battalion of the corps, .are stationed
at Washington barracks here. .
Mass Meetings at Chihuahua.
Chihuahua City, June 11. (Via
Mexican Telegraph to Juarez, Jun?
12.1 Mexicans thronged the streets
here today, anti-American meetings
being held in various parts of the
city, riowever, tne crowds were or
derly and in no instance did threat
ened riots develop.
The demonstration began with - a
parade through the principal streets
to the military citadel, where General
Jacinto Trevino in .a brief address
-thanked them for their patriotic dis
play. For half an hour the erowd
cheered and -shouts of throw out the
Americans" were frequent
At Some meetings, speakers urged
citizens to emulate "noble Chapulte
pea cadets," opposing the advance of
foreign invaders with dead bodies, if
l General Trevina announced that any
arrangements : made between Gen
eral Pershing and General ; Gavira
would be supported, and disclaimed
having, said- Gavira had no authority.
Raid is Insignificant. .
. San Antonio, Tex., June JZ T. A.
Coleman, owner of the ranch near
Laredo that was raided by bandits,
-telegraphs to General Funston today
that later reports to' him indicated
.that the incursion was of a character
almost; insignificant. No unusual ac
tivity in that district was indicated
in any military reports received today.
Brandeis Only One
Day in Seat of the
, Newest Justice
Washington, June 12. Rearrange
ments of seats was the only evidence
of the resignation of Justice Hughes
shown today in the supreme court.
Justice Vandeventer succeeded Mr.
Hughes as the fourth associate in
point of service. Justice Brandeis
took the seat on the extreme right of
the chief justice, establishing the rec
ord of being tlie first justice to sit
only one day in the new member's
seat on the extreme left.-
SUPREME COURT TAKES
- RECESS TO OCTOBER 9
Washington, June 12. Tfie'supreme
court tpday adjourned uinu Ucober
9 next. ' -
Hii NOT INSTRUCTED
JAMES HAMIZrON IsEWIS.
y - f v I p. m... 79
I 4 p, m 81
i - J 1 p m'.'.'.'.'.'.TT.'.'.'. 77
- P. m I... 74
F0r Omaha,' tounctl Bluffs and Vtctnity
Partly cloudy; 'not much chaoffe in tem
perature. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m 62
4 a. m 68
7 a. m 7
Comparative Local Becord.
' , ' ltl. 116. 114. 1918.
Hub he St today 72 85 So . 88
owtt today 12 62 66 58
Mean temperature . . l ' 74 76 - 70
Precipitation 00 .06 .00 .-4)0
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal;
Normal temperature ,.-.-... 71
Kxceaa -for the day 1
j?xcea elnce March I........ 48
Normal precipitation .... 9.18 Inch
Deficiency for the day 0.18 inch
Precipitation atnee March 1...,, 6.81 Inchea
Deficiency alnce March 1...,.. 4.12 Inchea
Deficiency eor. period 116. 1.22 inches
Deficiency eor. period 1H..... 0.&6 inch
stuUon and State Temp. High- Ruin
if weather. 7 p. m.
fheyenoe, partly cloudy,. 70
Davenport, clear 71
Denver, partly cloudy.... 76
Dm Moines, elamr. 76
Lander, clear 70
North Platte clear...,,. 1t
Omaha, clear 77
Pteblo. clear .... 6
JUpld City, clear 74
Kali Lake City, clear.,,. 74
Hanta Fa. clwar. . . . -.; ... 78
Hhcrldan. clear .'. ....... 60
Sioux City, clear., ....... 76
Valentine. chr H
U A. H'BLSU, iielaoroloffUU
Employed of Her Husband Assure
Her of Their loyalty in This
MANY TRIBUTES FB0M FEIENBS
v "Come to Omaha. You will find the
friends and employes of your hus
band to be as zealous "and loyal to
your interests as we were to his."
.This was the substance of a tele
gram sent .Monday to Mrs. A. D,
Brandeis by Will Thomas, at direction
of other executives of the Brandeis
Thomas Quinlan, assistant general
manager of the store, said the one aim
of Arthur Brandeis was to make
Omaha a "bigger" city.
'Always he turned his energies and
thoughts towards the development, of
Omaha. He believed in the future of
Omaha and he exerted all his energies
towara pulling new ue , nu
schemes into effect to better thesity,?
said Mr. Quinlan, and dded: . ."
"In losing Arthur Brandeis, Omaha
loses one of its most potent construc
tive factors. Anything that looked
toward logical development needed no
second urging to obtain his backing.
Superintendent Singer said Mr.
Brandeis was more like a big brother
to his employes than'a "boss." "He
was interested in every tit of store
gossip concerning the welfare of his
people, and when one was in trouble,
if it was possible, he seldom failed
to personally inquire if he 'could do
, Head of Many Concerns.
Arthur D. Brandeis was president
of the following companies:
J. L. Brandeis & sons, which owned
the mercantile business.
Brandeis Realty company,' which
owned the large store building.
Brandeis Annex Building company,
owning the Brandeis theater building.
Brandeis Investment company,
owning the Boston store building.
American Realty company, owning
the Strand theater.
He had, also, numerous other busi
ness and real estate interests here.
He was a director of the. United
States- National bank.
John L. Kennedy left last night
for New York City to confer regard-
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ing ine many interests ui Ar
thur Brandeis, with whom he has been
intimately associated for many years.
Leaves Many Monuments.
"We arc all deeply shocked and
grieved, said Mr. Kennedy, "by the
sudden and unexpected death ol Mr.
Brandeis. For thirty years, first un
der his father, Jonas L. Brandeis, and
later as head of . the family, his pow
erful personality created, developed
fend controlled the constantly-increasing
business pf J. L. Brandeis & Sons
and his dominating influence was felt
in every, -public enterprise undertaken
tor the benetit ot tne community.
"His ' judgment was quick and
keen, his initiative unusual and his
courage and public spirit unlimited.
His faith in Omaha, never faltered,
He always possessed to the fullest ex
tent the friendship and loyalty of ev
erybody in any way' connected with
the various Brandes interests.
"Tli 6" business will go on as here
tofore under the efficient management
of George Brandeis, vice president
and general manager, but Arthur L)
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(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
St. Louis, June U. Henry Allen,
Kansas progressive leader, here as a
newspaper . correspondent reporting
the democratic convention, who has
announced his support of Mr.
Hughes, today expressed belief that
Colonel Roosevelt will also take an
active part in the Hughes campaign.
Mr. Allen said former Representative
Victor Murdock, chairman of the pro
gressive national committee, was
most prominently suggested to suc
ceed Colonel Roosevelt as the pro
gressive standard bearer if Colonel
Roosevelt finally refused the nomina
I think the hour is too important
for any man to worry about the name
of the party he is going to support,"
said Mr. Allen. "It Colonel Roose
velt accepts the spelndid statement of
Mr. Huehes as meeting the condi
tions which he laid down to the pro
gressive convention, a majority of the
progressives in the central and north
ern states will support Mr. rtugnes.
Likes Hughes' Statements.
As far as I am personally con
cerned, if Colonel Roosevelt declines
the progressive nomination, I will
support Mr. Hughes? I think the
fight is going to be cleanly between
Wilson and Hughes and in that case
I prefer Hughes. -
AS 1 read tne nugnes siaiemem
it ffmi to me to meet tne condi
tions laid down by Colonel Roosevelt,
d I believfe Colonel Kooseveit win
maintain rather an important rela
tionship to the Hughes propaganda.'
Mr. Allen said governor jonusou
of California was going to Oyster
Bav to urge Colonel Roosevelt ac
ceptance of the progressive nomina
tion and that the progressive lead
ers were considering the selection of
Justice Hughes to fill the Roosevelt
vacancy as the progressive nominee.
with Colonel Jonn M. raricer oi
Louisiana as the vice presidential candidate.
Von Meyer For Hughea.
Chicago, Jane 12. George L. von
f farmer rahtnet orhcer ana
supporter of Colonel Roosevelt for
the republican nomination for presi
dent, issued a statement in which he
approved statements made by
Charles K. Hughes in a iciicr w .-
"I believe, with concerted actio by
all opposed to the present administra
tion, we can elect Mr. Hughes our
next president," he said.-. -, -
Son Not at Home om
Night Girl Died
w.nWan' til.. Tune 12. E. O. Or-
pet, concluding his testimony today
in the trial of his 20-year-old son, Will
H. Orpet, accused ot tne muroer o;
u.,in T amh.rt declared his son did
nnt leo at home on the nights of
February 8 or 9, the flight before the
girl's body was found in the snow-
rnvmrrA woods. '
The elder Orpet also testmea tnat
mnnth hpfnre the death of Miss
T.amhrrt he had instructed an assist
ant tn throw awav the stock ot poison
he used in gardening, which the prose
cution alleges caused tne oeam or ine
firl. Ornet maintained the poison had
lost its strength, but that his assist
ant had neglected to destroy it as ne
Elks Arrive In
Omaha for State
More than 100 Nebraska Elks had
arrived in Omaha this morning for
the three davs state convention, and
ir.vr.ral hundred more will have drift
ed in by night. The first thing on the
program will be an expedition in pri
vate cars as a body to the Ak-Sar-Ben
den. where the men will be royally en
tertained, while the women ot tne
party are being amused at the Bran
Following the hours at the den the
visitors Will return to the Elk head
quarters, where a-dancing party will
Menary Bros, of Council Bluffs
crave the Elks 1.000 peonies, which K.
F. Brailey, Moses O'Brien and D.-B.
Hines brought back in automobiles.
They will be used for decorating pur
poses. The first business- session of
the convention will be held Tuesday
NEWSPAPER PLANT AT
HEADWOOD IS WREGKED
Deadwood, S. D., ' June 12. The
newspaper .ilant of E. T. Senn was
wrecked by unknown persons. Senn
has been waging war in vice here for
No Doubt Exists, However, of All
Being in Favor of tbe Renom
ination of President
FLOCKING INTO ST. LOUIS
Chairman MeCombs Sayi Entire Pro
gram for Convention Hai Been
ONLY FEW MINOR CONTESTS
B. L. T. Declare? That One Look
at Daniels is Like Pulmotor
CARRIES MESSAGE FROM WILSON Secretary of War
Newton D. Baker, who it on hia way from Washington to St
Louw with a new draft of the democratic platform.
BY B. L. T.
St. Louis, June 12. (Special Tele
gram.) The Globe-Democrat means
welly but is in error, in saying that I
am here "to make you laugh." I'm
here for self-improvement. The boss
made that clear when he suggested
the pilgrimage. "There will be noth
ing talked but politics for the next
few months," he said in part, "and it
will freshen you up to see at close
range the men who will talk and be
talked about from now until Novem
ber," So you see it is for my benefit,
not for yours, that I am attending
the convention. A sort of vacation.
A species of rest cure. A process of
reinvigorating. ;. '
In order to freshen up this morn
ing, after indifferent slumbers, I had
a close-range look at Senator Stone,
and I began to feel as fresh as the
dew upon a hilltop daisy. A glance
at Roger Sullivan was like a dash of
cold water on the wrists when you
are picking through the brush of the
windless forests of the north.
The proximity of Josephus Daniels
was as the revivifying exhalations of
a pulmotor. It is now late in the aft
ernoon and ray new store of vitality
is ebbing, so I think I will go down
stairs and have a look at Governor
Major, the political Wine of Cardul.
This convention could do all it has
to do in a day, hut to keep faith with
the hotels and saloons it is obliged
to maintain an air of activity until
Saturday. There will be speeches, all
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
St. Louis, June 12. Seven hundred
and fifty-four of the 1,092 delegates
to the democratic national convention.
br more than the two-thirds necessary
for a nomination, come either unin
structed or unpledged, according to
an official compilation issued today
at the office of the secretary of the
democratic national convention. There
is no doubt, however, of their votes
for President Wilson. ,
Of the delegates who come instruct
ed or pledged 168, representing nine
states, ire for the renomiuation of
Presidont Wilson, twenty-eight rep
resenting Ariiona, Connecticut and
Kontana, are pledged to Wilson and
Marshall, twenty-six, representing
Iowa, are oledeed tar President Wil
son and Governor Major c.f Missouri
for vice president. Sixteen, represent
ing Nebraska, are pledged to Presi
dent Wilson and Governor Morehead
for vice president. The credentials of
100 delegates, representing Delaware,
Idaho. Pennsylvania and South Da
kota, had not been received early to
day The delegation from Indiana is
unpledged. - -
Gompers Brings Fourteen Planka.
President Samuel Gomoers of the
American Federation ef Labor, head
ing a delegation of labor leaders, ar
rived today - to ask inclusion in the
platform of the fourteen-iabor planks
similar to those presented to the re
publican and progressive platform
committees in Chicago,
Henry Morgenthau confirmed re
ports this afternoon that he had re
ceived a letter from Jacob H. Schiff
of New York urging a stronger can
didate than 1 nomas Marshall tor
vice president. Mr. Morgenthau said
he would like to see secretary ot
War- Newton Baker1 named and that
he would , do all. he could to awing
the convention for Baker., - y , .. ,
St Louis, Mo,, June 12.T-Preltmi-
nary to the upeninp of the democratic
national convention, the members ot
the national committee were here to
day to meet and pass upon. the final
arrangements for the convention,
whose l.wi delegates are to name the
party ticket. The committee also has
before it five contests, three of which
involve the seats ol tne national com
mitteemen from the District Of Co
lumbia, Hawaii and Texas. Another
contest, involving the seat of a dele
gate from Hawnii. and the fifth con
test embraces a protest against the
seatinar of. the six delegates from
the District of Columbia. . v
We expect a short session of the
committee, said Chairman Mclombs.
The convention arrangements are
all perfected and the contests before
the committee should be speedily set
tled. We have made a change in our
convention program. The first ses
sion will be held Wednesday, when
the temporary chairman will make
the keynote speech and the commit
tees will be appointed. The next day
the convention will hear the speech
of the permanent chairman and ad
dresses of prominent democrats.
"On Friday there will be a morning
session, when the platform will be
read and adopted, and On Friday
night we will name the ticket."
Stone, Brings Platform.
National Chairman MeCombs held
a conference with Senator William J.
stone, who will be the chairman ot
the resolutions committee. Senator
Stone brought with him from Wash
ington certain drafts of the more im
portant . planks that have been
sketched in some detail by President
Wilson and his advisers in congress
and in the cabinet.
The national committeemen are
awaiting an intimation from Presi
dent Wilson as to whom he would
prefer as the chairn. .n of the com
mittee to succeed. Mr. MeCombs, who
has announced his retirement. It Is
learned that word has been sent to
President Wilson asking him to sug
gest the name of a chairman who
would be agreeable to him, that the
new committee may act upon the sug
gestion immediately after the final
session of the convention. Commit
teemen here say that if President Wil
son s choice lies within the commit
tee membership, It pro'oably will be
Vice Chairman Homer Curqmings of
Connecticut. Mr. Cummings said that
he was not a candidate for the office,
but it called upon would serve.
Contest Over Texas Chairman.
A smart contest was anticipated be
fore the committee today over who
should be seated as national commit
teeman from Texas. Thomas Love,
formerly of Missouri, has protested
against the seating ot William t'oui
dexter. There is some trouble from
far off Hawaii. A protest .has been
made against the sealing of one of
Hawaii's six delegates and W. P. Jar
rett has contested the re-election of
J. H. Wilson as national-committeeman.
Four presidents of democratic
clubs have entered a protest against
the seating of National Committee
man John F. Costello and the six
delegates to the convention from the
District of Columbia. - -
Early trains brought scores of dele
gates and visitors to St. Louis today
and National Chairman MeCombs
said there was every indication that
a tremendous throng would attend the
convention. 'This is a remarkable
tribute to' President Wilson and the
party," said Mr. MeCombs, "when
one considers that the convention
MR. HUGHES TALKS
WITH LEADERS III
CITY OFMEW YORK
Mr. Wiekenham, Who Had Long
Conference With Him, Deniei
Mission is to See
HUGHES ALLIANCE ... BEVTVED
Non-Partisan League. Which Sup,
norted Him for Governor, is
Back in the Game.
TO MAKE EFFORT TO ELECT HIM
BRIBE PLOT ECHO
IN PICKARD SOU
Former Burns Detective Who Was
. Arrested Here Given $2,500 i 1
THROWN DOWN BY EMPLOYERS
Kansas City. Mo.. June 12. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Frank. Pickard, for
mer Burns detective agency sleuth,
who with others was tent to Omaha
three vears ago for the purpose of
"getting something on" city and coun.
ty officials, has been awarded a judg
ment Ol ?!,5UU aga,inst njs.ionner em
ployers in a Suit tried in distriet.comt
his employers denied responsibility for
mm. as a rcsuir. ne was- lurtcu w
spAid bis own money to obtain his
t.lnm onil u-1 a nut In a cm-:, t fir. I
of humiliation. He sued for $5,000.
The case in which Pickard figured
was the most sensational fiasco ever
hatched out of Omaha politics.
A local afternoon newspaper, to
gether with several wealthy Omahans,
made up a pot of nearly $30,000 and
hired the Burns detective agency,
which at that time was at the zenith
of its notoriety. The scheme was to
"get" every officeholder who hap
oened to be out of sympathy with
their cause, as well as several Oma
hans engaged in politics but not hold
Were Manufacturing Jivioence.
After the first few weeks, during
which time it was established that the
standard of honesty of Omaha offi
cials was up to proper grade, an at
tempt was jnade to frame up evidence
of a nature that would look plausible
at the following election.
When this was tried the victims
tumbled to the plot, and in a few days
the city -ja was. full pt Burns detec
tives. ' "
When the arrests came the men
who furnished the money were eager
to disclaim all responsibility for bring-
rtng the detectives here. .
A suit tor 3,uuu was tiieu against
the newspaper, and a suit, for a simi
lar amount against the detective
agency was brought by the men
whose names 'were involved in the
"investigation." i . '
Suits Lost Sight of.
Aooarentlv the suits have been set
tied out of court, as nothing has been
heard of them for some time. Pickard
was one of the detectives who 'was ar
rested here. When he realized that he
was left to hold the sack he made a
complete confession, and then started
suit to collect damages, to which the
Kansas City jury Declared him en
titled. .: - . ' ;
Leaves This Evening'
For St. Louis Meet
Out of Omaha this afternoon at 5
o'clock the Missouri Pacific will run
a special train, carrying the Nebraska
delegates and camp follow -rs to the
democratic convention. For the spe-
ciar 100 reservations have been made
and it is expected that twenty-five
more will ue added before the train
leivjs. The democratic special will
be in charge of Assistant General
Passenger Agent Matthews of Kansas
City aid General Agent Godfrey,
Omaha. ' ' j
FIGHT DEVELOPS IN
Half Want Bryan Man on Platform
Committee and Half Favor an
MULLEN ON TWO COMMITTEES
(Continued on Page 2, Column A.)
St. Louis, Mo., June 12. Members
of the Nebraska delegation to .the
democratic national convention expect
a fight when it meets to select Its
member, of the resolution committee.
The delegation is divided, with eight
for W. H, .Thompson, a .Bryan sup
ports, arid tight1, for Judg W. 1L
"Oldham, who- oppoaes Bryan.
The delegate contest from Hawaii
will "be settled ' by a subcommittee
composed of National Cbmtmteemert
Thomas Taggart 'of 'Indiana, Arthur
r. Mullen ot Nebraska and J. fred
C. Talbott of ' Maryland.
On motion of'Secretary Kremer, the
national, committee today ' selected
Committeemen ,A, W. McLean of
North Carolina, W. R. King of Ore
son and Arthur F. Mullen of Nebras
ka, to draft resolutions on the death
of Thomas J. Pence, former secretary
of the national committee. 1 -
At Michigan headquarters it was
announced Edmund C. Shields, former
state chairman, would second the re-
nomination of Mr. Marshall. Mr.
Shields was a schoolmate of the vice
president. - i .
Chairman MeCombs appointed Sen
ator Thomas Taggart of Indiana na
tional Committeeman ' Norman . t.
Mack of New York and National
Committeeman William F. Sapp of
Kansas a subcommittee to hear both
sides of the Texas contest for na
tional committeeman and report to
the new national commitee, . which
will meet after the last session - of
the convention. - , " ; v
The contest, which W. P. Jarrett of
Hawaii has entered. against the pres
ent national committeeman. John H
Wilson, also was referred to the new
national committee. Mr. Wilson will
continue to serve On the committee
until the new committee has been or
ganized. . , ; i ' ; .' . . , t ; ,
Morehead Party On Way.. .
Lincoln, Neb., June 12. Governor
John H. Morehead, candidate for vice
president, and members of the Ne
braska democratic delegation, will
leave here at 4 o'clock for St. Louis
by special train over the Missouri Pa
cific, l hey will be joined at Union,
Neb., by delegates from Omaha, and
the entire Nebraska contingent, num
bering 200, will be joined at Kansas
City by the Kansas delegation.. ,
Attacks on Posts to
' Paris. June 12. German Infantry
attacked French positions west . of
Fort Vaux, on the Verdun front, last
night. 1 he assault failed entirely,
the official report of teuay says.
The Germans 7 continued their
heavy bombardment in the region
north of souville and iavennes lorta.
West of the Meuse there was a heavy
artillery action, in the vicinity of
The text of the statement says:
,7-Last night. r,n attack up, our
trenches west of Fort Vaux was com
Now Total U4t060
vNew York, June 12. Efforts to
read significance today into a con'
sultation here between Charles Evans
Hughes, the republicr-n presidential "
candidate, and George W. Wicker ,
shaw as the mediator so rumor went
in plans to gain the support ui
Colonel Roosevelt for the republican
candidate, were met by derial from .
Mr. 'Wickersham tha bis visit had
any rignificance at all. "
Mr. Wickersham's conference with
the candidate was held soon after Mr.
Hughes' arrival here from Washing
ton. . Nothing ,waa allowed to leak
out as to the nature of their discus
sion. Mr. Wickersham insisted his
visit Jiad nothing to do with politics.
"l have no expectation oi seeing
Colonel Roosevelt and no mission to
.see him," said Mr. Wickersham, after
emerging from a thrfty-nve-minute
talk with Mr. Hughes. "You entirely ,
mistake the object of my .visit I
have no political relations with Mr.
Hughes on this occasion. 1 am heart"
ily and enthusiastically supporting -him,
of Course. I think that the pro
gressives will sive him their support
and I do not expect Colonel Roosevelt
to head a third ticket.. , But tnat is
.only guesl work on my part."
utners or many wuu v.ncu uuou
Mr. Huriies in the afternoon includ
ed Henry W. Taft, brother of the for
mer president, and wunam v-ary gan
ger, former assistant secretary of war
under Roosevelt (
Hughes Alliance Revived.
The first organized political move
In the furtherance of the campaign
for the election of Charles E. Hughes .;,
was announced today upon the arri-
fctrograd, June 12. (Via London.)
The number of Austrians captured
by the Russians in the new offensive
has been increased to more than 114,
000. In many sectors of the front, the
statement says the Russians are -still
pursuing the defeated Austrians.
The Russian official statement says:
"Owing to storms in south Russia
and consequent temporary rupture of
telegraphic communication, reports
are delayed' and news of our armies
is restricted, nevertheless it is con
firmed that General ,Brussiloff's of
fensive continued yesterday. In many
sectors ot tne front we are still pur
suing the defeated enemy and in some
places we attacked him hotly. He
counter attacked with desperation.
"The total of our prisoners now
amounts to 1,700 officers and 113,000
men. , , . .. -,, . ,, .
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
Wilson Considers ,
Selection of Man -,
To Succeed Hughes.
Washington June 12. Selection of ;
a successor to Charles E. Hughes on
the supreme -vourt already is being
considered by President Wilson. At
torney General Gregory probably will
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two- and the appointment may be
made within the next two weCks.
It Is understood that the president
would like to aoooint John W. Pavis, '
solicitor general, but may be deterred
from doing so because Mr. Davis pre- ,
? tared a number of cases now pending
or the Department of Justice. ,
several messages urging tne ap
pointment of former President Taft .
have been received, but the president
is expected to name a democrat since
the court now has five republicans
and three democrats.
Although the supreme court has ad
journed until October, pepartment of
Justice oificials are anxious that a
new justice be appointed quickly, so
tnu ne can give consiucrauon uuring
the summer months to cases now
Bandits Are Killed
And Three Taken
Laredo. Tex.. June 12. Three of tha
band of Mexicans who participated in
the raid on the I . A. Loleman ranch
at San Samuel yesterday were' killed
and three more were captured today,
according to a report received here.
The report did not make it clear
whether the pursuers were . Texas
rangers or American troops in command-
of Captain Welborn. Since
three of the bandits" were reported
captured early today this accounts for
nine of the band. - - ,
TURKS MAKE HLIM
, OF DRIVING RUSSIANS
Constantinople (Via London), June
12. The following . communication
was issued today:
' "After a battle at Khanikin (on tbe
Persian frontier northeast of Bag"
dad), which resulted in the defeat and
restraint of the Russians, our iorces
pursued the enemy, drove back
strong Cossack detachments and en
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