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The
Omaha
Daily
Bee
THE WEATHER
Cloudy
VOL. XLV NO. 312.
, OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1916 FOURTEEN PAGES.
On Tittliii, t Hutel.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
:0RTY-TW0 OF
THOSE ON BEAR
MISSING SO FAR
Officials Believe ,However, Death
List Will Be limited to Five
Bodies Already Recovered.
J VESSEL LOST ON THE BOCKS
OLLIE JAMES, OLD
TIE TA1KER, THE
STAR ATST. LOUIS
Chairman of Convention Gives the
Delegates First Real Thrill by
His Flowery Praise of
President.
Tug Belief Picks Up Several life
Boats and Two Sncceed in
Beaching Land.
FIVE BODIES WASHED ASHORE
Bulletin.
Alliance, Neb., June IS. (Special
Telegram.) Word was received from
Roy Bechwith and wife, who were on
the steamer Bear en route from Port
land to San Francisco, that they were
safe. Mr. Beckwith 's the proprietor
of a clothing store here.
Eureka, Cal, June IS. Forty-two
of the passengers and crew of the
steamer Bear were unaccounted for
tonight, in a careful tally, made near
ly twenty-four hours after a fog
coaxed the Bear cm to the rocks of
the Mendocino coast, northern Cali
fornia. Officials of the company expressed
nope that the death list would be
limited tt the five bodies recovered
by sundown. At that time there were
134 survivors here and twenty-nine
at Capetown, thirty miles to the
south. These, with the five known
dead, accounted for 168 of th .'10
souls aboard the Bear when h
ftruck. Lies High on Beach.
The steamer, a $1,000,000 coast
wise boat, lies high on a rock beach
nri ougar J-oar reet swinging in
the long swells. Her captain, Louis
Nopander, and three members of the
crew, stayed aboard until late to
day. Finally they threw the ship's
uvciuuaru witn a ngnt line, but
he could not make the shore. A line
fired from the ship's cannon reached,
and, a raft was rigged which carried
them ashore.
Fourteen life boats got away from
the Bear in good order. Eleven
made land at the mouth of Bear riv
er, near the wreck and one capsized
and was lost.
Fog and a strong current were the
only reasons given by the ship's
officers for the tragedy.
Among the passengers were Roy
Beckwith aud wife of Alliance, Neb.
Eureka, Cal., June IS. One hun
dred and thirty-cne survivors from
the wrecked steamer Bear were
landed hero today irora- the steamer
Grace Dollar and the, tug Relief.
Twenty-nine other-survivors are at
Capetown. Four are still on the
Bear. ; Five persons are known to be
dead. This makes 169 of 212 'souls
known to havi been aboard the
vessel, s
The first boat awav from the wr!.
of the Bear upset and almost surjjy
all of the thirty persons in it
were drowned, according to Miss
Vera Adams of Seattle, a survivor.
Miss Adams was in the third boat,
which also upset. (Most of the
cnirty occupants ot her boat were
vescued.
Miss Adams, who was among those
landed at Capetown, told this story:
"The Bear struck with a shock like
an earthquake and then began to vi
brate like a long pendulum, rolling
in the swell; A mile away we could
see the surf leaping on the rocks.
Passengers crowded on deck, but
there was no great excitement. Some
of the women and children were cry
ing. "Ten boats were put over the side,
but none of them left the Bear -until
two hours after we struck. Women
and children were put into the "boats
tirst. The Seas caught the first life
boat and swung it under the stern of
the Bear, but the oars took hold and
it got away. It was half a mile away
when the waves caught it in a sudden
Hurry. A moment later we saw it
upside down and all the thirty or
more passengers floundering in the
- water, I am sure not one was
laved.
"We clung to the sides of the boat.
BRYAN COMES IN FOR SHARE
Delegates Demand That the Peerless
Leader Be Heard and Subside
Only When Promised.
HOTEL KEEPERS LOSE PREY
BY EDGAR C. SNYDER.
St. Louis, Mo., June 15. (Special
(Continued cm Page 2, Column 1.)
The Weather
For Nebraska Partly cloudy; not much
chmitTA In lomndroliin
Temperature, at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Deir.
a. m 68
ft a. m. 64
7 a. in. , . , 61
8 a
. ni tu'. 7rrn
u L Urn ; ?
9 a. m . .
.. 61
.. 64
-p. m...: 70
6 . m , 69
p. m 6t
7 p. m 06
;- ' lp.m..,: 64
Comparative lVonri Beeort.
,. . N 416. HI 5. 114. 13.
Heftiest yesterday .. 72 . 13 75 it
Linnat yesterday ... 18 66 66 6
...urn, tuiiipuraiure- ... SB 70 70 82
I'r.'dpllatlon t t .00 .0!
T-itii.erature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Noimul temperature 72
Defkl-ncy (or the day '.'.
Kxci'SH alrite March 1 , 39
Nminal pri'dpltutlon 0.1C Inch
Ifc'flctfncy for the day 0.16 Inch
ToihI rainfall slue. March 1.... t. 88 Inches
UcflH-iicy since March 1 4.60 Inches
lefli-liu:y Mr cor. period 1015.. 1.7Ilnrhes
Dcfictotiry for cor. period 1914.. 1,42 Inches
KeiMirts from Stations at 1 p. m.
Nation mid state Temp.
tir Weather.' 7 p. m.
t'll-vf,iim., partly cloudy.. 62
I'avenport, cloudy 42
l,nver, clisr , 73
D.'S MolHee. partly cloudy 83
Itorign fit), clear... 74
North Plult... clear 68
IMnaha, cl.-ar , is
' HuplU t'lty, cloudy 63
.Sr-.Tldan, clear . . .,, ..... , 72
flout, t'ity. luirtly" cloudy. 60
l'ntinK. i lcer 60
T Indlcatpi, trace of preclplatlon.
I.. A. V, KI.8H. Meteorologist.
High,
est.
66
74
76
74
0
7!
73
66
. 73
6
68
Rain
fall. .00
.33
T
.18
.04
.14
T
.01
.00
.01
.61
Telegram.) The second keynoter of
the most orderly and sedate national
convention of an untcrrified democ
racy, Senator Ollie James of Ken
tucky, worked the first real, spontan
eous outburst of applause today in
nis speech as permanent chairman
when he said with reference to the
president, "Without orphaning a sin
!.. A : , , ... 7. .
.-.Hcuidii ciuia, witnout widowing
a single American mother, without
firing a single gun, without the shed
ding of a single drop of blood, he
wrung from the most militant spirit
that ever brooded above a battlefield
an acknowledgment of "American
rights, an agreement to American de
mands. Made Him Say It Over.
The delegates and the galleries
were a unit in spitting their hands
and thoats when "Big Ollie" had to
repeat the phrase for the edification
of some of the delegates whose hear
ing is defective.
There is r;o gain saying the fact
that the convention had been put in
a proper frame of mind by Governor
Glynn in his keynote speech of yes
terday, to hear the well rounded,
ponderous oratorical periods of the
staesman from the Blue Grass
country of 'Old Kentuck." Very
reminiscent of the orator of a gener
ation ago, Senator James was the
embodiment of the convention spirit,
and he used all the arts of which he
is a master in working on the pas
sions, prejudices and sentiment of
the delegates and spectators.
. ' Clamor for Bryan.
The demonstration aroused by
James' speech was continued for
twenty minutes, ana men oy some
species of ledgermain it was switched
from Senator James and his fine
words to Colonel W. J. Bryan,
shouts for "Bryan I Bryan!" rending
the air. And it would have continued
indefinitely, in all probability, had not
the permanent chairman assured the
convention that Colonel Bryan would
be wen achanceTo'attttfWg the con
vention later. Reluctantly the crowd
subsided. Mr. Bryan had departed
from the Coliseum after the demon
stration over James' speech was well
under way. Mr. Btyan had an en
gagement at the City club for lunch
eon, where he was expected to make
a speech. And he did make a speech,
wincn is in nowise surprising, as
Colonel Bryan has been dnino- that
self-same thing for thirty-odd years,
whereby he has added much sheckels
to his strong box. He grew remin
iscent with the city dubites, and told
them that he had attended his first
political convention forty years ago
in St. Louis. Also, he came there
as a reporter, which he said, was his
present occupation.
Blames the Brewers.
His failure to be' named on the Ne
braska delegation, he told his hear
ers, was caused by the saloon keepers
of the state, who awntcd to keep him
out of the convention, while he sought
to keep them out of the saloons, and
both were successful. '
Mr. Bryan is not the pathetic figure
at this convention s. me -people would
make you believe. He still has a large
following of enthusiastic worshipers.
He is still to them their Moses, grown
a little bald, with the bridge of hair
at the back of his head graying rap
idly, with his figure taking on embon
point, but he is still their Moses, if a
little elderly. When William Jennings
Bryan entered the press section at
11:30 today he was given a warm re
ception. He smiled the old Bryan
smile in return and bowed again and
again in response to the cheers. A
number of the delegates moved up to
the press enclosure and shook hands
with him.
Thirteen Women There.
There are thirteen women dele
gates. Eight of them, when asked
abou ftheir occupations, said they
were "wives," four replied that they
were real estate operators, and one
said she is a farmer.
The editors in the various delega
tions come from twenty-five states.
The doctors are from seventeen
states nd Missouri leads with six
men of this profession in its delega
tion. Four of the five miners in the con
vention are from Alaska. Of the
twenty delegates who said they had
no business, eighteen are from the
state of Washington. There are nn
saloonkeepers in the convention.
nine United Mates senators and six
congressmen are delegates and there
are about thirty federal job horse
in the delegations setting tight on the
lid.
Want to Make Time.
The determination of the leaders
to speed up the nominations was re
ceived with shouts-by the rank and
file, of the delegates and by groans
fro mthe hotel and restaurant keep
ers, for by tomorrow evening, St.
a oanquet nail de-
MEXICAN RAIDERS
KILL 2 TROOPERS
IN A BORDER RAID
MRS. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, wife of the republican
nominee for president.
New Band of Outlaws Gomes Over
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United States Mj'.;'"
Camp.
ATTACK NOT WHOLLY SURPRISE
Baud Attacks Camp of American
Troops at San Ignacia, Texas,
Early in the Day.
PURSUIT OF BANDITS BEGINS
Laredo, Tex., June 15. Three
American soldiers are dead and six
arc wounded as a result of the latest
raid on American territory by Mexi
cans coming from the southern side
of the Rio Grande today. No civilians
were injured, as the raid was primar
ily an attack 011 the border patrol at
the little settlement of San Ignacio,
forty miles southeast of Laredo.
Although successful in a measure,
the raid was not wholly surprising
to the American guard, which in
larger number than the Mexicans exr
pectcd to find, saw in the bright
moonlight the approach of the 100
or more bandits to the rear of where
troop M of the Fourteenth cavalry
was encamped, and where troop 1
was but a short distance away. Both
were under command of Major
Alonzo Gray.
Eight Are Killed.
The Mexican toll was last reported
as eight killed, t. number wounded
and several captured. In addition,
torty-two horses, once Mexican
mounts, were cantured. One Mexi
can who surrendered said, according
to those who made him captive, that
he was torced into the raid and that
his sentiments were not anti-American.
'
The Mexicans ' expected to find
only a small detachment of Ameri
can troops at that point, according
to the prisoners. 1 hey had planned
with their 1 100 or more men to com
pletely overpower the border guard.
They attacked troop M, nceamped
near the town, firing the first shot
at the sentry. At he tsound of the
firing troop I, a few hundred yards
up ther iver, rushed to the former
troop's aid, and after firing had lasted
one-half hour, the Mexicans treated
to the south, along the American
side of the Rio Grande, with the
Americans in pursuit.
Wore Carranza Uniform.
Stui Antonio, Tex., June 15. In the
-jfotlthiB of fcn Kf the feandits whose
body was recovered after the San Ig
nacio fight, papers were found indi
cating that the man was an officer in
the Carranza army, according to a
late report from General Mann. . The
total number of Mexican dead is
now placed at eight, the American
dead three and the woundcV six.
The papers found on the dead ban
dit indicated that he was Major Cruz
Ruis. Doubt as to "the identity of
the organization was cleaned by the
story of Vicente Lira of San An
tonio, who appeared in the American
camp after the fight. Lira was a
prisoner of the bandits. He escaped
during tiie tiglit.
Belong to La Rosa's Band.
According to Lira's story, the ban
dits arc members of Luis De La
Rosa's organization and acted under
his orders. He said they left La
Janta, a few miles south of Laredo,
Monday night, and moved steadily
forward with nothing to eat for forty-eight
hours, reaching a point al
most opposite the American camp.
Within an hour they crossed the river
a mile above San Ignacio, attacking
almost immediately.
Following arc the names of the
American soldiers killed during the
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DEMOS HEAR JAMES
AND COMPLETE ALL
THE PRELIMINARIES
National Convention Holds En
thusiastic Meeting and Takes
Recess Until the
Evening.
OLLIE JAMES ENTHUSES CROWD
Convention Goes Wild Several
Times During His Praise of
Administration's Work.
MAIL CAR AT BUTTE
WRECKED BY BOMB
Infernal Machine Directed to the
Governor of Utah Explodes
While Being Handled,
INVESTIGATION STARTS AT ONCE
Louis will be like
serted."
" kick was registered by many
of the subscribers to the convention
fund when it was announced that the
life of the convention would be cut
one-half, namely, from four days to
practically two,
James E. tSmith, chairman of the
association charo-prl with r9;a;n u.
$100,000 convention fund, let out a
wua yen wnen ne was told that the
democrats had spent all their money
and were getting ready to go home.
(Continued on Page Two, Col. Two.)
Public Schools Are
To Close on Friday
. For Summer Term
Friday will mark the close of the
school year. Punils are home todav
while the teachers are preparing cards
and reports, the boys and girls will
present themselves Friday morning
for their cards, will say good-bye to
the teachers and then begimtheir sum
mer vacation.
Jointl graduation exercises of the
three public high schools will be held
Friday at the Auditorium, where 376
graduates will be given their diplo
mas. John D. Shoop, superintendent
of the Chicago schools, will deliver
the address.
During the summer the Board of
Education will push its building cam
paign.
Postmaster 6f
. Buffalo Drops
Dead at St, Louis
Coliseum, St. Louis, June 15 Wil
liam F. Casting, postmaster of Buf
falo, N. Y, dropped dead at the Mary
land hotel here today. He was hold
ing the proxy of Mayor Fuhrmann of
Buffalo, a delegate to the democratic
convention.
Butte, Mont., June 15. A bomb in
a package in one of the mail pouches
being transferred from a Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy train to the Ore
gon Short line here tooay, exploded
and wrecked the Oregon Short Line
mail car. The package, it was re
ported, was addressed to the governor
of Utah.
Investigation of the Dresence of the
bomb in the mail is being made by
federal authorities here. Postmaster
Phil Goodwin, who collected pieces of
the bomb and the package in which
it was hidden, expressed the belief
that that the infernal machine was
addressed to the governor of Utah.
Two and Half Million
Dollars in Gifts to the
Technical Institute
Boston, Mass.. June 15. Gifts to
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nicology aggregating $2,660,000 were
announced last night at a banquet
which was the concluding event of
the institute s commencement exer
cises, held in connection with the
dedication of its new home on the
Cambridge side of the Charles river.
The gifts are from alumni, including
members of the Dupont family of
Delaware, Boston capitalists and "the
mysterious Mr. Smith," an unidenti
fied benefactor, who has figured pre
viously as the donor of large sums
to the institution. It was announced
that "Mr. Smith" has agreed to con
tribute $5 for every $3 given by oth
ers. The list of contributors follows:
Pierre S. Dupont, $500,000; T. Cole
man Dupont, $100,000; Irene E. Du
pont, $100,000; Lamont Dupont, $100,
000; Charles Hayden, Boston. $100,
000; C. A. Stone and E. S. Webber,
$50,000; Everett D. Adams, Boston,
$50,000; "Mr. Smith," $1,660,000. It
is understood that the money is to
be used for a general endowment
fund.
PLATFORM MAKERS
ACTIVELYJSORKING
Vice Chairman Cummingi Waatj
Provision for Popular Election
of National Committeemen.
MR. ROOSEVELT HAS
X-RAY EXAMINATION
New YorMunt 15. The X-rav.
animation made to determine the con
dition or meodore Roosevelt, who
suffered at! attack of oain in hti irl
yesterday, disclosed that several small
tendons attach1 to on of his ribs
had snapped, the colonel told inquir
ers today. He said that his physician
had assured him. however, that ihr
injury, due to his violent coughing,
was not scnuus ano would heal in a
few days if he remained quiet.
Famine Conditions
Prevail at Torreon
El Paso. Tex.. June 15. Two thou
sand refugees, including four Ameri
cans, arrived in Juarez last night irom
Chihuahua and the district around
Torreon. The Americans declare that
famine conditions prevail around Tor
reon and that the civil population
would welcome American intervention
or any other measure that would re
lieve them from the dangers of starva
tion. The newest issue of Carranza
currency, they say, is absolutely with
out purchasing power.
Canuto Reyes and Jose Isabel Ro
bles, former Villistas, who recently
made their peace with the de facto
government, are reported to have
again revolted and with a number of
Carranza officers, declare they will
not oppose the Americans.
Americans in the party are George
Brittingham, George Johnson, George
Briggs and Mrs. Margaret Elmendorf.
RAINEY DRAWS TARIFF FLANK
St. Louis, June 15. With a copy of
President Wilson's suggestions for
planks in the hands of every member
of the sub-committee on resolutions
the democratic convention started
work today on the actual framing of
the platform. Chairman Stone said he
did not expect the draft to be ready
for the convention before tonight and
probably will not be presented until
tomorrow. ,
Homer S. Cummings, vice chairman
of the national committee and con
sidered for the chairmanship to suc
ceed William F. McComhs, appeared
before the sub-committee today to
urgt adoption of a resolution which
would fix the method in the future of
electing democratic national commit
teemen. Mr. Cummings said it was
desirable that committeemen be elect
ed by democratic voters in all states
and territories.
Before the sub-committee met there
was a revival of the suggestion that
a plank be inserted for legislation that
would prevent a federal judge from
accepting any elective federal office
during his term or within a designat
ed time after he quit the bench.
A delegation representing the
American organization of hoboes ap
peared at the committee room early
4r
(Continued on Page Two, Col. Four.)
Judge L, D. Brandeis
Will Address Zionists
Philadelphia, Pa., June 15. Louis
D. Brandeis, recently appointed an
associate justice of the supreme court
of the United States by President
Wilson, will be the principal speaker
at the annual convention of Zionists
here on July 2. Six hundred dele
gates from all over the. country will
he in attendance.
Justice Brandeis is chairman cf the
provisional executive committee for
Zionists' affairs, organized August 30,
1914. The committee was created to
take up the work of the international
Zionists' organization, interrupted by
the war.
The Zionists are organized for the
purpose of re-estahlishing the Jewish
people as a nation in Palestine.
Austrian Troops
Make Stand North
Of Czernowitz
i -
Berlin,' June 15. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Austrian troops in Bukow
ina are making a stand north of Czer
nowitz, and also are holding the Rus
sians east of the city. The repulse of
Russian attacks from both these di
rections is announced in the official
headquarters statement from Vienna
issued under date of June 14.
Russian troops in dense formation
attacked the Teutonic lines near
Przewloka, but were repulsed by
General Bothmer's troops, it was an
nounced by army headquarters today.
LOUD CALLS MADE FOR BRYAN
Coliseum, June 15. The democratic
convention reconvened after 9 o'clock
with the intention of remaining in
continuous session until it nominated
President Wilson and Vice President
Marshall.
St. Louis, June 15. Under suspen
sion of the rules, W. J. Bryan wis
escorted to the platform to address
the convention. ,
Coliseum, St. Louis, June 15. The
democratic national convention today
changed its program of procedure
and agreed to make nominations for
president and vice president tonight
instead of tomerow.
The rules were amended and the
convention adjourned at 1:22 p. m. to
9 o clock tonight and remain in con
imuous session until nominations are
made.
With one demonstration after an-
otner today, the democratic conven
tion registered its approval of Presi
dent Wilson's conduct of foreign af
fairs, which has' kept the country at
peace.
When Permanent Chairman James
recounted the diplomatic achieve
ments ot tne president in the negotia
tions with Germany the convention
launched into an eighteen-minute up
roar oi marciiing, cneers and waving
of flags, in which William J. Bryan
from his seat in the nrp: rtir,n
joined.
J here were calls for a speech f.om
Bryan, but he had slipped out while
the demonstration was going on. "
Jerry C. Smith, chief clerk of the
house of representatives, a delegate
from Arkansas, announced that he
would raise' a point c f order if con
sent were asked for Bryan to speak.
The convention machinery was all
ready to be thrown in'o high gear by
a report from the rules committee
recommending that nominations be
made tonight. All leaders were agree
able to the new lans.
Eleven o clock, the hour for the
convention to be in order, passed with
the Coliseum onlv nartlv filler!. Vrv
-few. c.ttie. dcletates were in .thair
icais ana none oi tne leaders) had
arrived. The band entertained the
small crowd, while the rules commit.
tec had a meeting to talk over the
proposal to proceed to nominations
(oiiiKiu insieau ot tomorrow night.
The band played the anti-hyphen
Song, "Don't Bite the Hand that's
Feeding You," and a male . quartet
sang the chorus.
The crowd cheered.
The committee on permanent or
ganization meanwhile formally named
Senator Ollie James of Kentucky as
ANTI-HYPHENATE
PLANK IS MAKING
DEMOS TROUBLE
Wilson's One, Telegraphed From
Washington, Causes Row in
Committee Framing Party "
Platform.
BODY RECESSES TILL LATER
Sub-Committee Agrees Upon Draft
Sent to St, Louis From .
White House.
(Continued on Page 2,Xolumn 3.)
Prosecution Makes
Two More Points
AgainstjV. H. Orpet
Waukegan, III., June 15. The
tracks made in the snow of Helm's
woods were still the subject of
minute examination today at the trial
of William H. Orpet, charged with
the murder of Marion Lambert.
Fred Wenben, the undertaker who
removed Marion's body from the
woods, testified that the tracks made
in the snow by Marion and Orpet
were "old tracks? Hhe said they were
a day older than those made by Will
iam. Marshall and Frank Lambert
when they found the body.
Wenban said that he examined the
old foot prints carefully. The small
ones and the larger ones led into the
woods to the cluster of three oak
trees where Marion's body was
found. The larger ones went away
along to a marshy spot overgrown by
weeds. From the weeds, the witness
Said, they returned to a spot where
there were four oaks, then they de
scribed a semi-circle to the spot where
the body was found.
The witness spoke of noticing a
stain in the snpw similar to the yel
low white stain on Marion's face and
right hand. It was in the path made
by the man leaving the body, it was
said. This point has been regarded
as imnortant by the state as support
ing its theory that Marion's com
panion carried the remainder of the
poison from which she died away with
him. The undertaker made another
point for the state, which holds that
the cyanide of potassium which
caused the girl's death, was taken in
liquid form.
Hughes Probably
Will Make Speaking
Tour of Country
New York,-June 15. Charles Evans
Hughes continued hie conferences
here today with republican party
leaders and priminent politicians. He
tolfl newspaper men that plans for
the campaign are awaiting the meet
ing of the subcommittee of the, na
tional committee with the presidential
candidate next Monday.
It was said at Mr. Hughes' head
quarters today that the nominee
would in all likelihood make a cam
paign tour of the country. Head
quarter.) are to be opened eventually
in Chicago, it was learned, to handle
the campaign in the west.
William Potter of Philadelphia, who
seconded the nomination of Theodore
Roosevelt at Chicago, was one of Mr.
Hughes' callers today.
RETAINS THE VITAL CLAUSE
Bulletin.
St. Louis, Mo., June 15 Governor
Morehead has withdrawn as a candi
date for vice president ' i .
St. Louis, June 15. The American
ism or hypen plank as accepted by
the subcommittee is in practically the
same shape as drafted by the presi
dent. The plank retains the clause
calling upon all other political par
ties to repudiate the support of all
foreigners living here who conspire
to promote the interests of their own ,
governments at th expense of the
American government.
St. Louis, June 15. Senator Wil-
liam J. Stone, chairman of the resolu
tions committee, this afternoon post
poned the meeting of the full commit
tee of the resolutions from 3:30 o'clock
until 8 o'clock tonight. In th: mean
time the sub-committee on resolutions
will continue its deliberations.
St. Louis, Mo., June 15. After a
three-hour session today members of
the democratic convention subcom
mittee on resolutions, which is draft
ing the platform, announced that a
tentative draft probably will be com
pleted late today for consideration by
the entire committee. Representative
Raincy of Illinois, a member of the
subcommittee, said the tentative
draft would contain a woman suffrage
plank at least as strong as that con
tained in the republican platform,
and expressing the belief of the demo
cratic party that women should be en
franchised. ,
When the subcommittee took up
the president's suggestion for a plank
condemning organizations of foreign
born citizens for attempts to influ
ence international and domestic polic
ies, a fight developed that threatened
to lengthen its sessisons. Some mem
bers were said to be strongly opposed
to such a plank. ..w. j,
Chairman, Stone' said after the com
mittee had been in sesssion more than
four hours, that it probably would
not be able, as originally planned, to
complete a tentative draft before to
night. , , .. ' v ; .
After some .discussion of the pro
posed plank on the activities of for
eign born citizens, it was laid aside
temporarily. The nlinlr
canism probably will contain the par
ty's declarations on this question. The
uianns on lariu ana international re
lations did not take much time and
were approved in tentative form after
various members had given their
views. -
Flagman, Engineer
And Wooden Cars
Blamed for Wreck
Washington, D. C, June IS. Blame
for the passenger wreck on the New
York, New Haven & Hartford rail
road at Bradford, R. I., April 17, in
which five persono were killed and
seventeen injured, was placed by the
Interstate Commerce commisninn tn.
day on the failure of flagman Coombs
and Engineman Mansfield to attend
signals properly.
Old-fashioned wooden cars and gas
lights contributed to the fatalities,
the report said.
It pointed out that had the cars
been of modern steel construction
they would not have been destroyed
by fire and it would have been nn.
siblc to save more lives..
Patrick of Omaha
Dies Near Sheridan
Sheridan, Wvo.. Tune 15 A ;
Patrick, 75 years old. of CimiVi,
dropped dead of heart failure at his
ranch near here late today. Mr. Pat
rick was well known throughout the
northwest. Fifty years aaro br n,.
ated a stage line between the Union
racitic ana rort retterman, Wyo.
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