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President Determined to Get
Nomination at Any
USE STEAM ROLLER
TO EXTREME LIMIT
Would Court Defeat for Re'-elec-
. tion Rather Than See Roose
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
President Tatt has issued his ulti
matum to bis managers and hifi
members of .the Republican national
committee. He would rather be
nominated and defeated, than to see
This statement of the President,
circulated today, is traced to a con
versation the President recently had
with a political supporter who
called at the White House and went
over the situation with the Chief
Executive. There is every roason
for the belief that It is authentic,
and represents the present purpose
and program of the Taft people.
They Intend to use the steam
roller to the extreme limit, and In
order to make sure that there will
be no fluke, they have prepared an
array ok-contests wide enough to
assure them a margin of safety, even
it their performance disgusts and
drives away a number of delegates
on whom, at present, the Taft forces
Plana of the President.
The.Taft plan Is, just-this:---'"-
To deny places on the natlonarcom
tnlttoo to men who have been"elected toy
the legalized primaries of the primary
States, and to keep In their seats the
men chosen four years ago, despite that
thesd men have been repudiated since.
To have the national committee, thus
constituted, sit as the judge' of tho
elections and qualifications of its own
members and keep the Taft forces in
To have the committer decide in favor
of Taft, without regard to the merits,
the contests in Indiana, Michigan, Ken
tucky, Texas, Washington, and Mis
souri. To supplement this procedure by a
desperate struggle to keep the Southern
delegates In line for Taft.
To elect Root temporary chairman,
and. when the credentials committee re
ports, adopt a motion for the previous
question after a very limited debate,
shut off further discussion, and vote
the Taft delegates into their seats In
the permanent organization.
To proceed, with the convention now
formally in their hands, to the program
of nominating Taft
Expect Five Days' Session,
They expect the convention to occupy
Ave days, opening on Tuesday, Juno 18,
with the temporary organization; re
ceiving the report of the credentials
committee, and electing a permanent
chairman the next day; receiving the
platform from the resolutions commit
tee, and adopting It, on Thursday; nom
inating a candidate for President on
Friday, and one for Vice President eith
er at a late session that day, or on
Such is the program. Against it, the
Roosevelt people will fight at all points,
beginning with their insistent appeal
for public hearings in the national com
mlttee on the contests. This Is the first
powerful argument In favor of the pro
gressive wing. There Is a powerful
sentiment In favor of an open and a
square deal, and it is Insisted that the
extreme program of the Taft forces, as
here outlined, will drive away so many
self-respecting Republicans that Its exe
cution will prove impossible.
Where Plans Went Wrong.
Commotion has been cuused among
the Taft managers, by the discovery
that they made a terrific mistake in
locating the convention In Chicago.
When they did that, they assumed
that Lorimer would continue in con
trol of Illinois and that the State and
city would be, at the time of the
convention, Taft territory.
Instead, the whole Middle West has
f;one for Roosevelt. The result Is
hat throngs of Republican local
leaders throughout the West are pre
paring to flock into Chicago, with
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FORECA6T FOR THE DISTRICT
Fair tonight and probably Tuesday;
not much change In temperature.
U. S. BUREAU.
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Today High tide, 10;J6 a. m., 10:153
n, m.: low tide. 1:26 a. m.. 4:58 n. m.
Tomorrow-JJlgh tide, J I a. m ll:36i
p. in.; low liar, o;iu a, m., 0:4: p. m. ,
Bub rises 4:51 1 sun eels T:23
Sundry Civil Bill at a Glance
Appropriates, $100,577,414.40, which 1b about $42,000,000 less than
the estimates. i s
Abolishes the Tariff Board, effective June 30.
Continues tho President's efficiency and economy commission.
Makes effective compromise agreement regarding power presses
in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Abolishes the International Waterways Commission.
Orders disposal of tho furnlturo belonging to Commerce Court
Prohibits expenditure of any money carried by bill on tho speed
way, or any portion of Potomac Park.
Authorizes reorganization and economies in the Customs Service.
Appropriates $8,053,517 for continuation of work on public build
ings already authorized.
Assesses District of Columbia $760,536.09 .for excess cost df main
tenance of District Insane patients at Government Hospital for the
Confederate veterans dying in District may1 bo buried in Confeder
ate section at Arlington. '
Disallowed all of supplemental estimates submitted amounting to
Appropriates only one-sixth of amount asked for Ellis Island
Refused appropriation of more than $50,000 for ropalrs and im
provements at Freedman's Hospital.
Allowed only' $60,Q00 for building and grounds at St Elizabeth's.
Refused to appropriate for dormitory and assembly hall at
Refused to authorize heating plant for Interior Department and
new building and repairs forPatent Office.
Refused plumbing, painting, roofing and repair estimates for
Refused appropriations of more than $700,000 asked tor im
provements, repairs and new buildings at various military posts.
T ,, By THEODORE TILLER.
Legislating out; of existence the
President's efficiency and economy commission, the sundry civil appropria
tion bill was reported to the House today by Chairman Fitzgerald, of the
The Democratic carving knife has been freely wielded and District
institutions w.ill feel the sharp Incisions, along with other branches of the
Government service covered by the sundry civil measuro, one of the
largest of annual budgets.
The bill carries $100,577,414.40, a reduction of $42,413,602.47 under the esti
mates submitted by the Executive. The amount appropriated is less by more
than $33,0feO,000 than tho appropriations for the current fiscal year.
Liberality baa been shown, however, in appropriating for the Executive
Mansion proper. The President is allowed the customary $25,000 for travel
ing expenses; the usual sum for the expenses of the White House, and in ad
dition $4,000 for a portrait of Mr. Taft himself.
The estimates covering the Executive
Mansion were untouched, but tho
Democratic economists slashed the ma
jority of all other Items In the bill.
Tho committee remained Arm in its
decision to dispense with the Tariff
Board, which has been the subject of
constant Democratic, attack, 'and if the
bill as reported becomes a law the
board will close Its offices on June 80.
The important provisions In the
budget affecting the District of Colum
bia are as follows:
No money appropriated in the bill
shall be expended on the speedway or
any lagoon or artificial lake on any por
tion of Potomac Park.
It Is provided that the District shall
be charged 769,&3S.09 "to reimburse the
United States the amount due on ac
count of one-half the per capita cost of
the maintenance of Indigent patients at
tho Government Hospital ''or the Insane
from the District of Cc mbia in ex
cess of the number charged to and paid
for by the District during the flscul
years 1831 to 1911, Inclusive." The above
amount Is to be paid by the District
In yearly installments for sven years,
and shall be turned Into the Treasury
as miscellaneous receipts.
Cost of Upkeep.
Hereafter In determining the per capi
ta cost of maintaining patients at, tho
Government Hospital there shall he
taken into account the expenditures for
repair of buildings, roadways, and
Various appropriations desired by
Freedmen's Hospital for improvements
were denied. The bill carries $6,000 for
a nurses' home; $32,000 for salaries, and
26,000 for subsistence.
Howard University fared no better.
The committee refused to authorize the
constt uctlon of a dormitory for men,
and an assembly hall.
The Government Hospital for the In
sane asked for 1153,200 for new build
ing sand grounds. It received only
Tho sum of $30,000 was allowed the In
terior Department for repalit.. but es
timates for a hatin plant and elevator
wvirt stricken out.
The Patent Qi'flc. asked cpproxlmate
lv $300,000 fcr repairs and Impiovcments
nnr Ire protection. It received only
$.'.600 t- Install "steel book racks."
n appropriation of approximately
JM.OOO war desired by the Prnslon Of
ne for repairs painting, and new roof.
Nothing won allowed.
The estimate called for S35.00Q for tho
National Training U'.'hool for Boys. The
Mil gives J1S.0M only.
The committee refused to appropriate
the $30,000 naked for an aviary building
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in the Measure Is
Than the Current
tariff.- board, but continuing the
THREE ESCAPE FROM
None of Fugitives Apprehended,
Despite a General
Three escapes from St. Elizabeth's
the Government Hospital for the In
sanehave occurred during the last
thirty-six hours. None of the fugitives
have been apprehended, despite a gen
Michael Winter, the German who was
arrested at the White House several
weeks ago, after Insisting on gaining
admission to President Taft's execu
tive offices, was the first of the trio
to make his getaway. Winter, when ar
rested, said he wanted to see the Presi
dent about having all $10 bills with
drawn from circulation and their places
taken by smaller ones. He dlsap.
peared shortly before midnight Satur
day" Claude L. Roberts also disappeared
Saturday night, having walked out un
molested. Raymond A. Dent, a vet
eran of the Spanish-American war, the
third of the trio, removed screws from
the bars of his cell and escaped at mid
night, dropping from the second story
B'Nai B'Rith Condemns
The Dillingham and Burnett bills re
stricting immigration were condemned
In resolutions passed this morning by
the general council of the Fifth dls
trlct of the Independent Order of
B'Nai Brlth, In session at the Chamber
of Commerce. A brief supporting the
opposition of the council will be filed
with both Senate and House commit
tees. Tho deliberations of the council, which
Include un outline of work to be done
In the district duilng the coming year,
will be completed this afternoon.
Assaults Lunch Room
Clerk, Is Fined $20
' For assaulting Joseph Bullock, cjerk
In a lunch room, Charles oKan, who said
he was secretary to Claude Bennett, of.
the Congressional Information Bureau,
was flnd $M by judge Mullowny In
Police Court today.
WILL BE OUSTED
Six More Votes Than Ma
HE'LL NOT RESIGN
Denies Having Seen Vice Presi
dent Sherman on Recent
Thirty-seven votes arex all tho
friends of Senator William Lorimer
are able to muster for him in tho
On the other hand fifty-four votes
are found to a certainty to be
against him. Porty-oight votes are
The ousting of the Illinois Sena-
tor, because pt the charges that his
scat was obtained as tho result of
bribery, is therefore certain. Only
by resignation, the course which
numerous Senators aro urging him
to take, can he avoid tho disgrace
of being declared not entitled to his
The possibility exists that the vote
of thirty-sevqn may be slightly in
creased. It may be swelled to thirty
nine. But this number cannot be re
Poll Taken By Sherman.
Vice President Sherman has recently
taken a poll of Senators. He found
Lorimer could not hope to hold his
Place. Senator Curtis of Kansas, who
formerly voted, for Lorimer, will hot
support him. This offsets th itnn nf
Senator Jones of Washington. who Ust
now. has llne4 nrv Ynr him '
wlnT. yu cen' any resignation? No?
usm on looKing.
JLn &? word. Senator William Lori
mer this mornlnr rintl 'ih. .r,...-
that ho has any intention of resigning
WSI4 UIO OOlllilCt
Benator Lorimer arrived at 10:H from
Chicago. He was accompanied by his
5! dBnt .H.i went at mct to his hotel
from the station.
iJde.n,id, ttnjr. Purpose of resigning,
and denied knowledge of any poll of the
senate, either one which showed him
beaten or any other.
The Senator was not in good humor
toward the newspapers, and had some
unkind and unfeeling observations to
make concerning them.
Denies Seeing Sherman.
Asked what Vlca President Bherman
had to say to him on Shorinun's recent
flying visit to Chicago, where it was
centrally aupposid he tried to get Lori
mer to resign, the Illinois Senator de
clared: "I didn't see the Vice President."
"Will you sue him today?" was aak-
"I don't know. Why should I eeo
"Do you Intend to resign?"
"I do not. I shall keep up tho fight
to lh end.
"Will yvit confer with leaders today?"
ho was asked.
"There aro no conferono'Mj arranged,
no for ns I know," Lorimer responded.
"I know no reason why I should see
lee rresidi-nt Shorman."
Lorlwr aal.l he hoped to attend the
Fi-nate session regularly from now on.
although he was 111. He assarted that
ho would spcuk In hi? own derense. Fur
ther than thl the Senator refused to be
The fact that the relentless progress
of events has brought political death
to one Senator after another who voted
for Lorimer last session, is making his
friends in the Senate panicky. They
hava no stomach for further tlehtlnir.
AVhlle the veteran Senator Cullom
Is expected to sunnort Lorimer once
more, though It has already cost hint
his cherished seat in the Senate, lie
is In an uncertain mood about It.
The decisions of three Senators are
not yet disclosed. They are Catron
of New Mexico, and Sanders of Ten
nessee, Republicans, and Smith of Ari
zona, Democrat. Senator Smith is ex
pected to vote against Lorimer, and
Senators Catron and Bonders probably
to vote for him.
Should this result, the Senate vote will
be 65 against Lorimer to $9 for him.
In the Senate are ninety-five members.
Lorimer himself will not vote.
From Chicago today came a story
that Lorimer consented to resign when
urged by Vice President Sherman, but
that he changed his mind owing to the
Influence of his counsel, Judge Hanecy,
and other friends. It is no longer a
matter of doubt that the Vice Presi
dent went to Chicago recently to urge
Lorimer to quit.
"Northerly Route" of
Steamer Brings Suit
J Damages to the sum of $5,000 were
.asked by Mrs. Mary Dwight Wendell.
I wife of Ten Eyck Wendell, of 1639 Con
I nectlcut avenue, in a suit filed in the
District Supreme Court today against
I the Holland-American line, for being
parried on the defendant's linen Noor
Jdam "over a northerly! and hasardly
i route," Instead of over the regular
Mrs. Wendell sets forth In her bill
that she was in Paris last March when
she learned of the dangerous Illness of
her husband. She says she engaged pas.
sagq on the Noordam, expectipc to leave
Cologne March 23 and reach Now York
nril 1. She averred tho liner went
to Halifax, N. C ,nd because of the
cold climate she caught cold, and, In
addition, suffered 'Intense mental an--ulsh
because of Iceberg danger and
the Illness of her husband.
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Rayner, in Brilliant Speech, Gets Congress
to Increase Mrs. Schley's Allowance
To $150 a Month.
After making an eloquent eulogy qf the naval career of the late Admiral
Winileld Scottv Schley, Benator Rayner of Maryland won a signal victory in
the Senate today over the question of the amount of the' pension to be
granted the widow of that gallant officer.
By a vote of 42 to' 10 the Senate voted Mrs. Schley a pension of $150 a
month. The Senato Committee on Pensions recommended that she be given
only $50 a month. The test of strength which followed speeches by Senator
Rayner and Nelson favoring the larger pension, and by Senator McCumber in
opposition, showed that the friends of the late admiral were easily n the
The speech of Senator Rayner was a brilliant one. In his trenchant
style he ridiculed the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Pensions
that Mrs. Schley be given a "pittance" of only $50 a mouth, and declared that
even the sum which he asked, $160 a month, was inadequate recognition qf the
services which her distinguished husband had given to his country.
RESTORED TO PACIFIC
Postoffice Department Awards
Contract for Carrying Mail
Grant of a Pacific ocean mall carry
Ins contract by Postmaster General
Hitchcock today restored the American
flag to the Pacttlc merchant marine. Tho
Oceanic Steamship Company, of San
Franslco, Is given a twenty-year con
tract, beginning July 1, to carry malls
to Astralla. For several years no trans
oceanic lines have been flying tho
American flag In those waters.
The contract calls for thirteen trips a
year, one every twenty-eight days, and
stipulates that calls shall be made at
Honolulu and Pago Pago. The first
mail (s being carried by British steam
ers which take five days longer than
required In the new contract. The
Oceanic Steamship Company had a simi
lar contract In effect until 1907.
Heavy Vote Is Cast
In Iowa's Primaries
DEB MOINES, Iowa, June 3 Iowa's
State-wide primary Is under way toduy,
A State ticket Is being nominated, and
a "preferenc vote" for United States
Senator cast. The Senatorial contest
created most interest. Senator Ken
on. progressive, Is battling against
former Benator Lafayette Young.
A heavy vote was Indicated by early
balloting. The PPUs remain open until
8 p. m.
Sues for Bankruptcy.
John H. Scott, a oontraptor, tiled suit,
for voluntary bankruptcy In-sAJiotMs-trlct
Supreme Court today. He listed
his assets at J3,:65 and his liabilities at
Senator Rayner also reopened some of
tho wounds and heart-burnings of the
Sampson-Schley controverey over the
battle of Santiago, and- asserted vigor
ously that the latter was entitled to the
entire credit for the victory.
"With us In the Senate I apprehend
this pension will be a matter of patriot
Ism and impartial Justice," he satq. 4,It
is really a pittance I am asking for the
widow In her comfortless and deollnlng
"I do not regard it exactly In tho
ught of a pension, because It Is beyond
that, a recognition of the memorable
.service of this gallant officer. Is the
widow of this hero to pass her declining
years In desolation and Borrow without
thu ordinary necessities or lfe?
"But if she Is. then the history of
Civilisation presents no parallel to a
case like this, and the heart of the na
tion would no longer thrill with the
patriotic recognition, of patriotic deeds.
"During the progress of the Sampson
Schley probe, Admiral Schley said to
me; 'I have battled with the elements
in the Arctic zone, I have battled with
the foo In the service of my country,
but this Is the severest ordeal through
which I have ever passed. I wish I had
died at Santiago. I am weary; I am
"Yes, Mr. President," concluded Sen
ator Rayner, "he was weary, but the
wearv sun hath made a golden set and
by the bright track of its fiery car it
gives token of a goodly day tomorrow."
President Taft today nominated the
following to be postmasters in Vir
ginia: Roy T. Hart, at Buena Vista; J. Minor
Hayues, at Cambria; John S. Bateman,
At Droset; John H. Ingram, at Char
lotte Courthouse; Jamos Carter, at
Chatham: William T. TUIar, at Em
poria; Richard R. JTarr, at Fairfax;
Charles P. Smith, at Martinsville:
Roger G. Dyson, at North Emporia, and
Samuel R, Qault, at Scottsvllle.
"Wire Pool Men Were
Given Light Fines De
"COMPROMISE PLEAS '
s WERE ACCEPTED"'
District Attorney Wise, of Ntv
York, Bitterly Arraigns
Punishment of "wire pool" opera
tors In July, 1911, by Judge R. W.
Archbald, of the Commerce Court,
was under fire of the House Judlcl
ary Committee in its Impeachment
investigation today. District a.
torney Wise, of New York, told how
Archbald refused to punish the de
fendants severely, despito demands
of the Government.
"Over my protests he accepted a
compromise plea one never before
accepted in the court," said. Wise!
"Then he fined the defendants;
eighty-three in all, $1,000 apjecet
When I asked a Jail sentence for
Attorney E. E. Jackson, of New Yorki
leader of the pool, Judge Archbald
refused and imposed tho maximum
fine $45,000. Jackson'B profits were
1200,000 a year."
Fine Is Acceptable.
Wise said before the "pool" oper
ators were arralcned ho told .Tudca
Archbald that "a substantial" vflne
would be acceptable to the Government.
He said a mitigating fact was that the
"pool" had been, .dissolved? two years
beforejhe Government's raid.
More railroad offlcialu also appeared
today" against Archbald. President
Thomas, of the Lehigh Valley, appeared
tq testify regarding sale of, culm coal
lands In which Archbald is said to
havo been Interested.
Edwin M. Rlne, superintendent, and
D. R. Reese, attorney for the Lacka
wanna railroad, also recited negotia
tions of Attorney George Watson, of
Scranton, tq sell William P. Boland'a
"Marlon" coal property to the rail
road for mi.000. Reese said 'he knew
Boland had offered the property for
$100,000. Watson, it is charged, was
interested with Archbald in the sale
and proposed division of a large com
mission. This afternoon a half doren mors
Witnesses are sqbpoened. It Is hdped
to conclude the hearings tonight or
tomorrow and make a report before
One of the most Important witnesses,
James R. Dainty, of Scranton, who dis
appeared mysteriously ten days ago,
about the time a subpoena was Issued
for his presence here, has fled to Eu
rope. It was reported today. Special Aa.
slstant Brown. In charge of the Arch
bald case, of th Department of Justice,
says they have Information that Dainty
had skipped across the water.
"If Archbald should be tried for im
peachment by the Senate." said Brown,
"Dainty will be brought back by ex-;
To Urge Impeachment
Of Seattle Jurist
i hi i
Impeachment proceedings agalns Fedr
eral Judge Jlanfprd, of Seatle, were
launched today by Representative Vic
tor Berger, the Wisconsin Socialist, at
the Department of Justice. He died a
stack of affldavltu attacking htm per
sonally and judicially, with Attorney
ueperai wicKersnam, nerger arranged
for a conferenco later with Wlckersham
t learn If the department approves
Judge Hanford's ruling In denying cit
izenship papers to Leopard Olegen be
cause Olesen said he was a Socialist.
"I have tiled Hanford's outrageous
opinion in the case, with persona) affi
davits attacking his moral character,"
"When I flnd out the department's
side, I am going to Introduce a reso
lution 1 nthe House demanding Han
ford's Impeachment. Regardless of
any Investigation the department may
make, I am going to Institute the Im
peachment proceedings. Not only for
his decision In the Olesen case should
Hanford be impeached, but also be
cause he is unfit personally to occupy
such a position."
"If Olesen can be deprived of his citi
zenship on the grounds thut he wants
to change the Constitution," said Berg
er, "then Carl Schultz, for example,
and the thousands of men who fought
to prohibit chattel slavery can be de
prlved of theirs. And so could I."
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Senator Lorlmer's case to be taken up
tomorrow. Lorimer will be ousted.
He returns from Chicago and will
speak in his own behalf.
Canal bill expected to be reported this
Benator Rayner speaks In behalf of
larger pension for Mrs. Schley.
Senator Lodge's bills to Incorporate In
the District the National Academy of
Arts and Letters and the National
Institute of Arts and Letters favor
Legislative bill taken up.
The House met at 11 o'clock. .
Bills on the unanimous consent calendar
A bill was passed closing American
L ports to all steamship companies
guilty of violating the Shorman law.
i" omiw.jr wvu u)i! wan rupvrieu oy
v tbe ADDronriatlans PnmmH
The Democratic members of the Ways
and Means Committee voted to feject
the Senate amendments to the steel
bill to repeal the Canadian reciprocity