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HUGHES IN N. Y. ALL SMILES
EXPLAINS THE THRILLS
New York, July 12. Chas. E.
Hughes, Republican nominee for
president, arrived here in triumph
this morning. He refused - to say
whether or not he intended to see
Roosevelt on his present trip.
Hughes was in good humor and
seemed overjoyed at his return to
"My plans for the immediate fu
ture are rather uncertain. Perhaps
I shall stay here in New York for a
few days. You know I live in New
York," said Hughes.
"Then your sudden trip over night
from Washington was something
like coming home?"
"Yes, it was coming back home,"
he replied. "It seems natural to be
here and to see so many of my
"Can you tell us what the thrills
are like when a man is drafted by a
great party as its candidate for the
biggest job on earth," he was asked.
"I can only say that there are cer
tain circumstances under which a
matter of duty is extremely 'clear
and leaves no grounds for hesitan
cy,' " replied Hughes. "There is no
question in this situation as to what
I should do and in my announcement
to the country I endeavored to make
my attitude clear."
Half a dozen camera men asked
Hughes to pose at the Astor hotel
today and he readily agreed. They
took about a dozen snaps each.
Henry W. Taft, brother of the for
mer president, was one of the early
callus at the Hughes suite today.
Hughes said he did not know if
PranK Hitchcock would be the new
head of the national committee.
MUNSEY NEWSPAPERS COME
OUT FOR HUGHES
New York, June 12. Frank A.
Munsey. who with Geo. W. Perkins
b-c bpon among the strongest
Roosevelt supporters, today called
apou i. narles E. Hughes at the Hotel
Asldr. The New York Press, owned
by Munsey, today declared for
Hughes and said:
"When Roosevelt sent his message
to the Progressive convention he
ended definitely his and its opposition
to the election of Hughes."
ROOSEVELT RADICALS WILL
STORM OYSTER BAY TO
GET T. R. TO RUN
New York, June 12. Still full of
fight, the Roosevelt radicals of the
Progressive party will storm Oyster
Bay today in an effort to convince
the colonel that he should accept the
Progressive nomination for presi
dent Delegates, returned from Chicago,
today said that it was still 'the con
census of opinion of Progressives
that T. R. should accept the nomina
tion of the party he fathered and that
the party positively would not en
The issue in this campaign will be
flatly Berlin against Washington,
with Hughes, the former protagonist,
against Wilson, said Solomon Sufrin,
a member of the New York Progres
sive executive committee.
Progressives leaders declare that
the party will not go out of existence
should Roosevelt fail to assume the
leadership, but it "may even vote for
the Democratic candidate."
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AUSTRIAN ARMIES ROUTED BY
RUSSIANS NEAR CZERNOWITZ
Petrograd, June 12. The Russians
have captured Demidovka, fifteen
miles west of Dubno.
London, June 12. Complete rout
of Austrian armies near Czernowitz
announced here today by Russian
Russians in pursuit, Cossacks over
running territory in rear of fleeing
Buenos Ayres. Hipolite Irogoyen
chosen president of Argentine re
public by electoral college, being first
radical ever to reach Argentine presidency.