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ROOSEVELT AND OLD GUARD
LINE UP AGAINST HUGHES
The campaign of Frank Hitchcock
. for Justice Charles Hughes appeared
today to have united the anti-Hughes
elements in the standpat Republican
ranks with the Roosevelt Republi
cans in a concerted attack on
Hughes, with a possible agreement
on Roosevelt in the offing.
Around candidates' row in the ho
tels today there was every indication
that a combine against Hughes was
The situation, however, was mud
dled a bit by the arrival today of Wm.
Barnes, Jr., of New York, foe of the
Barnes, it is said, may hold the
key to the situation.
Roosevelt himself is ready to co
operate with any one who is for him.
This was emphasized by John Mc
Grath, the colonel's private secreta
ry, who reached Chicago today after
accompanying the colonel on his trip
to St. Louis.
"I am merely here to co-operate
with all persons of whatever party
who are supporting Roosevelt," Mc
"Is Roosevelt a candidate?" Mc
Grath was asked.
"Most assuredly he is," he replied.
It was rumored today that Cole
man DuPont of Delaware would
withdraw from the race in favor of
Justice Hughes, swinging six Dela
ware delegates to the Hughes col
umn. Two new presidential headquar
ters were opened along candidate's
row today. Paul Furman and H. J.
Wesson, claiming 37 out of the 76
Pennsylvania delegates, brought the
boom for Gov. Brumbaugh of Penn
sylvania to the Congress hotel.
Headquarters for Sen. Cummins,
Iowa's favorite son candidate, were
opened by C. A . Rawson of Des
Moines, la., the Iowa state Republi
. O. D. Street, committeeman from
Alabama, denied his delegation would ,
give way to that from New York on
the first roll call of the Republican
It has been reported that New York
bunch would lead the roll call and
get a chance to bring the name of
Hughes or another favorite son be
fore the convention first Street in
sisted that except for one Roosevelt
delegate, Alabama's men were unin
structed. The Republican national commit
tee got busy with contested delega
tions. The quarrel over twelve
seats from Louisiana was the big
business of the day. Two sets of
delegates were sent from the state
because negroes were barred from
the regular state convention when it
was held in a hotel where the colored
delegates were not admitted.
PACIFIC PORTS TIED UP BY
San Francisco, June 1. Promptly
at 6 a. m. today 10,000 longshore
men at every American port on the
Pacific cpast quit work. Activity 'vir
tually halted on San Francisco's wa
ter front as well as on the docks of
Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, Oakland,
San Diego, Los Angeles and many
The strike was called by the Rig
gers' and Stevedores' union and the
Bay and River Steamboatmen's
union because employers would not
agree to wage increase demands.
All shipping is affected by the
strike, with the exception of ferry
boats on San Francisco bay and such
vessels as can handle their cargoes
with their own deckhands.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Judge Nippert of Cincinnati, heading
American committee for relief of
East Prussia, visited district of Rag
nit, for which German-Americans as
New York. Dr. Murray B. Gordon
is defendant in a $50,000 damage
suit because, it is alleged, he failed
to diagnose a boy's illness correctly.