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WHOLE NUMBER 19,001,
RICHMOND. VA., THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1912.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY?Shower* PRICE TWO CENTS
JURY HEAR S STORY
FROM YOUNG ALLEN
Prisoner Goes on Stand
in Effort to Save
Own Life.
DENIES SHOOTING
AT JUDGE MASSIE
'His Version of Hillsville Court?
house Tragedy Practically Same
as That He Related During
Trial of Father?Jurors
May Get Case
Saturday.
{Special From Staff Correspondent.) I
Wythevllle, Va.. May 38.?Claudo i
iSwanum Allen made his last stand
to-day before the Jury that will de?
termine whether he .shall dl? In the
.electric chair an tho slayer of Judg?
:Thornton U Maasle. in tho Hlllsvllle
Courthouse truKedy last March.
Attempting by the force of his own
denla's to destroy all evidence that
might prove him a murderer, the j
younger son of old man Floyd Allen,
'himself a convicted assassin .if an I
officer of that same court, told nonrly
the Identical story that he. related
?when ho tried to savo his father.
. Th?re was tho same manner of frank
( ness, of apparent en<leavor to tell the
truth, as he was led through the di?
rect examination by Attorney It. Hol
man Willis that made him. perhaps,
tho best witness of the Aliens who
have testified.
Itcnorts tn Lark of Memory.
Rut under cross-examination by At?
torney Joseph C. Wysor, for the Com?
monwealth, ho showed reluctance in
nnsworlng numerous questions. When
a dangerous point Impended Tie rm~
sorted to a ln<-k of memory as a means
of avoiding damaging admission*.
To-morrow the defense will put two
nvrr. witnesses on the stand?Calvin
Sawyer an>! Tom Burnett, the jailer
et Hlllsvllle?-wrjo were sent for to?
night. The Commonwealth may also
pill on one or two more witnesses.
,\s these wilt not take much time.
It is likely that both sides will have
rlosi-d by noon to-morrow. Instruc?
tions will be argued before Judge W.
1: Staples then, and speeches by op
j'oslng counsel will begin late to-mor?
row or Friday morning Py Saturday
night Claude Allen may know his fat<v
? "laude was asked. In th" beginning
of his testimony, if he had a --on'.'er
satlon with his father the evening be
fore the shooting, the evening when
1 fl said to hav? felt Floyd's pulsn
and Floyd Is said to have ask<-d
Claude: "Are the boys all ready?"
? 'laud* denied this.
Most Important of all his denials,
however, was when he declared em
phatirallv that he had not tihot at
Judge Maisl?. This, i-.e said under
cross-examination by Attorney Wysor
nnd .iddod:
"If I shot him It was accidentally,
but I don't think I did. "
says Sldon Flretl First.
Sidna Alle!., not he. fired the first
shot In the courtroom the morning of
the tragedy. Claude, raid, although lie
admitted that he shot almost Immedi?
ately after Ills uncle. He tired at 1'es?
ter Goad, he said, "because Goad was
shooting at my fattier. '
"Was Judge Maasle In n direct lire
between you and Goad?" asked Mr.
?Willis.
"No. about two and a half f"6t to
the left, Of a straight line. He '""as al?
most In a line between my Ur.de Fldna
and Goad."
"Claude, did you have any animosi?
ty toward Judce Masste?"
"None at all."
"Did you tire at him?"
"No. sir."
"Did you shoot In his direction""
"Well. I don't think so; i didn't no?
tice him as I aimed at Goad. I fired
four shots at Goad, then my pistol
hung. I Jumped back of t'nele Sid?
na. who had stepped forward toward
to the court officers, and then I went
out the door near the Commonwealth'
sttorney's office.
"Then some one began shooting from
the courthouse." continued (Maude. "I;
fired back once or twice. Then T went
down to Joe Ayres's stable, past the
post-office. I didn't speak to any one
there."
He. said he dtd not have a blac?
handled pistol In his right coat pock?
et, as had been testified by a State's
witness.
"Who did you see shcoting In the
courtroom'.'" he was asked later.
"Only Ooad. Uncle Sidna and one
other man near Goad's desk. This
man was shooting over somewhat In
my direction."
When Claude had answered n num?
ber of minor questions. Attorney Wy.
eor cross-examined him. When he
aSked him where he was looking when
his father arose. Clatldi said he was
looking tiward Floyd In the prison?
er's bar.
"Then Ooad was not in line of your|
eyes at that time?" ssKeq Mr. Wysor.
"No, he was off toward the left of
where 1 was looking."
"Then you didn't see (ioad with a
pistol In his hand when you saw your
father Jump tip. If you were looking
In a different direction than toward
Goad, did you?".
Rnw i.on.l Gel Ills film.
"Well, I saw Goad g;-t his gun out
Just as I saw my father rise up."
"What made you look ever at Goad?"
"I thought my father was speaking
to some one over at Goad's desk."
"After you and your Uncle Sidna
blazed sway from the northeast cor?
ner, didn't you both advance toward
tho court officials, shooting at them?"
"Uncle Sidna did. but after I had
fired four shots my pistol hung and
I Jumped back of Uncle Sidna for pro?
tection and then went out the door
near tho Commonwealth attorney's of?
fice."
"Why did you go down to Blanken
Ship's stable so soon?"
"I saw my father going down there
after I got outside."
Claude admitted further on cross
examination that lie had tried to get
some more cartridges In a store across
the street from the courthouse, but
the store was closed. He said that
(Continued on Second Page.)
GUiSlS OF WEIS
LEFT DIKNERLESS
Hungry Patrons Are
Compelled to Seek
Food Elsewhere.
WAITERS STRIKE
IN EVENING RUSH
Waldorf-Astoria Has 150 Strike
Breakers Ready, but Gotham,
Breslin and Rector's Are Un?
prepared for Emergency.
Men Demanding Recog?
nition of Their Union.
New York, May 2?.?The first serious
strike New Vrrk hotels have experi?
enced occurred to-night, when the
walfrs walked outs of the \Valdorf
Aatorla, the Gotham, the Breslin and
Ileotor's. In th?: midst of the evening
dinner hours, leaving hundreds of
'.tunjjry patrons in lhe lurch.
Approximately 800 waiters and cooks
frcm these four w?l!-knt>a'n hotels
simultaneously w;nt on stt'.kc, and.
with t."-osc who had .'olne-'l previous
strikes at the Belmont, the Knicker?
bocker and Churchills, make a total
of over 1.200 who have actively par?
ticipated In the fight for higher wages
arid bett;r working conditions.
The hotel managements, as repre?
sented by the Hotel Men's Association,
had practically eurrtr.dered to most
of the demands of their employes be?
fore the sulke began, but wlthCUt
recognition of thf? Naw International
Hotel Workers' Cnlcn. wh'ch claims to
have enlisted a membership of 12,nno
hot'l employes here during the last
few weeks. The strikers desire' recog?
nition of their union and Increased
wages.
Manned by a skeleton cron. the Wal?
dorf to-n'.ght managed to ;erv- mo:t
of Its patron*, but n?t without delays,
confusion and ger.r-ral embarrassment.
It was estima'.ed that 1,500 would-be
diners were ?t the tables n various
rooms there when the ?trlk> r.'is called
toy a pr-arranged whistle.
Between S00 and BOO men walked
out without disorder, leaving patrons
aatoumWd. but the management
promptly marched into the main din?
ing room 150 strikebreakers, who had
been lodged at the hot*l for a week.
The kitchen, which had suffered the
lo?s of nearly I0o cooks, was manned
with a sufficient number of substi?
tutes to supply current demands.
Kxlra forces of detectives and police
were stationed abou'. the Waldorf, the
Breslin and Hectors and prevented
serious disturbances. The Gotham,
the Breslin and Hectors managements
had no strikebreakers reaily for the
emergency and hundreds of guests
were left d'nnerUss.
The Knickerbocker, v/her? 20a men
went on strike Monday n.ght had
bee,, obliged to keep Its dining
rooms closed for the psst Iwp days,
hut 15" strikebreakers were enlisted
to-ntght and some of the rooms were
reopened.
Church'lls restaurants gave In to
the strikers, and all have returned
there, while the strike at the Belmont
was sporadic and small, and com?
paratively little Inconvenience was
caused. i
At Its meeting to-day the Hotel
Men's Association unanimously voted
to Increaje the wages of all employees
20 per cent, and upwards, to abolish
fines, and make other improvements
In working conditions, but it was
emphasized that the action was take",
irrespect've of strikes and without
recognition of the Union.
MRS. STORY TO WED
She Says "Quite Absurd," Hut Frtends
Say It'a All Settled.
New York. May '.'S_Friends of Mrs.
Helen Hilton Story were greatly In?
terested to-day iti a report that she
Is about to marry Stanley Forde, the
actor, who was named by her hus?
band. Allen Lawrence Story, 'n his
-tilt for divorce.
Mrs. Story, who Is soon to inherit
several millions from the estate of the
late .Judge Henry Hilton, professed to
be greatly amused at the report.
'Quite absurd/' she said. "Not one
word of truth in lt. I suppose people,
think that I'm Folng to marry Mr.
Forde because they know I am soon
to pn abroad."
Intimste friends say. however, that
it is all settled: that Mrs. Story
means to marry Forde on the evening
before she sails for Europe; that thv
ceremony Is to take place in New
Jersey. .lame? TT. HIckey, her guar?
dian, declined to deny or admit
the truth of the rumored wedding.
The {.ailing date has been arranged
to coincide with the filing of the per
innnent decree of divorce.
Mrs. Story's three-year-old daugh?
ter. Ruth, Is living with her father
nnd his parents. Mr. and Mrs>. William
Cummlnns Slnry. In thin city.
AUTHOR IS SUED
JIr?, niehnril Karding Davis Aska Court
io firnnt Her Divorce.
Chicago, May 29.?Richard Harding
Davis, author, playwright and war
correspondent, wan sued for divorce
in the Superior Court to-day by Mrs.
Cecils Clark Davis, who alleged deser?
tion.
Mrs. Davis, a daughter of J. M-.
lark, of Chicago, was married to
Davis on April I. 1899, at Marion,
Mass., after ft romantic courtship.
The bill sets forth that '?Vom the
t'me of said marriage until the early
part of tho year 1909 she lived with
the sa'd defendant as his wife ana
always conducted herself towards him
as a true, dutiful and kind wife.- Tho
oratrix further represents that the
said Richard Harding Davis, regard?
less of his marriage covenants, wil?
fully deserted and absented himself
from your oratrix about the llrst dav
of May, 1910, without any reasonable
I cause, for the space of two years."
H. H. Evans Is Acquitted.
I Columbia, S. C, May 29.?The Jury
In the case of H. H. Evans, formerly
a member of the. old State D'spcnsary
Board, returned o verdict of acquittal
this afternoon after being out only a
few minutes. Evans was chnrged with
having accepted a bribe of $50 from
M. A. Goodman, salesman for a whis?
key house, while he was a member of
1 the board.
HIS CONFIDENCE
NOT YET SHAKEN
Taft Fully Expects to
Receive Nomination
at Chicago.
DOESN'T HEED TALK
OF DEFECTIONS
He Believes That Delegates
Pledged to Him Will Stick to
Finish, Giving Him Enough
to End Fight on First Bal?
lot?Colonel Also San?
guine of Success.
? ?Washington. May 2? ?--President
I Taft s belief that he has enouGh del
' egatea pledged and Instructed for him
to control the H,:'<uollc m National Coh
, ventlon was noi shaken by the victory
! of Colonel Theodore Koosevelt In the
' New Jersey primaries. Whits Hou-o
/?officials made no official statement, but
: Taft leaders who-saw the Pr?sident to
I day would not recede from t::-: IVea'
| dent's own figures, made public tn sev?
eral of his New Jersey speeche.-. A'liich
hi said g<?vc him thirty more than nec?
essary t" nominate.
Friend* of Mr. Taft admitlnd to-day!
' that mui'h now depended upon the Rt:
j publican National Committee. They
were confident, they said, thai the com
? mittee would be fur Mr. Taft. Talk of
defections among Southe;n delegates
I pledged or Instructed for th.; Prcsi
' dent was revived to-day. but Mr. Taft'S
I political advisers professed to b'rileve
that these delegates would stiel: to htm
j to the end It was positively stated
i that the President's name would ue
; presented by the convention. :to lnat
I ter what happened, and that this would
: b?ar out the statement he made months
i ago that ?nothing but death" weuld
ki-ep lilm out of the tight.
No generul conference of the Presi?
dents supporters was held to-day. but
sevt-rai dropped In. Including Attorney
I General Wli.kersham. Senator Crane, of
(Massachusetts, and S-rtetary Mai V-agn. j
The President ha^l a long conforem ?>
with his seci^tary. Mr. Hilles, and .Sen?
ator Crane, hut no official announce
ment followed.
Senator Root talked with th: fres
| ident to-day. He said he had not
j ? hanged hl.? d< term!na tlon to act as
I .temporary chairman of the Chicago I
convention if elected.
"It s on the knees of the gods," sr.ld
Senator Root, whin asked about the
i situation.
Colonel Ik Elated.
New York. May 30.?Colonel Roose?
velt left at 12:30 o"clock this morning
for Gettysburg. Pa. to make two ?
spee.-hes there to-day. one at a lunch- ]
eon and one at a gathering of tha Uro-|
th?rho-.d of Locomotive Engineers on
the battlrleld at Gettysburg. Colonel
Roosevelt was asked whether he would
attend the convention at Chicago. "I
do not now expect to go." he said. ''I
cannot Imagine anytlilnj that would
oaufs me to go! It's a thousand t<>
one that I won't."
"The result in New Jersey speaks
for itself," said Colonel Roosevelt. "I
don't s^o that Jersey lias ]eft much
for me to say."
The Colonel was grratly. elated at
the outcome of th? primaries. He said
that nfter the Ohio vote he had as?
serted that the contest for th; presi?
dential nomination had been settled,
so that the result in New Jersey, In
his opinion, did not alter the situation.
Instructed for \\ llsoo.
Greensboro, N. C., May "9.?Demo?
crats of the Fifth Congressional Dis?
trict in session /iere to-night renomi
nated Representative Charles M. Sted
man and elected deleg.its to th Bal?
timore convention as follows:
G. H. Hastings, Forsyth county; W.
A. Grasam. Granvllle. Alternates?
Victor S. Bryant. Durham; J. P.
Haynes. Surry. Instructed for Wood
row Wilson.
t DilfrnOod Gets Delegation.
Jacksonville. Fla.. May 20.?Returns
from the. second, or run-off, primary
held in this Stnte yesterday to decide
contests, resulting from the primarv
election of several weeks ago. were
, incomplete to-night, but indicated that
I the Underwood delegates to the na
jtlonal convention at Baltimore had
been elected. Their names will not be
.available until the official canvass Is
l completed.
I Claude L'Engle defeated W. M.
j Toomer in the race for congressman
I from the State at larg.> by about 5.
1 eon majority. In the Second District
' Indications are that Congressman
] Frank Clark has been renornlnated by
i a small majority over S. J. Hilhurn.
Other contests were for minor Stato
and county officers.
Texan for IVI'son. *,
j Houston. Texas. May 2!>.?With but
, one. dissenting vote the State Demo
I cratlc presidential convention to-day
indopted the platform presented by its
resolutions committee. 7hls platform
I declared against injecting the. Intla
! tive Bnd referendum r.nd recall Into
J the presidential campaign. It renf
. firmed the nntionai platform ndopted
' at Denver, declares for tariff reform
; in the interest of the marses of the
j people, favors nominal-on of provi?
dential candlrtstes by direct primaries,
election of Senators by direct vote antl
an Income tax. The so-called Aid
rich monetary plan is cendemned.
Governor Woodrow Wilson is dc
j rlared to be the "foremost exponent of
? the dominant thought that prlvllego
! inust be elrlven from power and tha
? rule of the people established."
Ills Lend Increased.
Newark. K. J.. May 29.?Theodore
Roosevelt's clean sweep of the New
Jersey primaries was emphasized to?
day when late returns gav0 him small
but substantial pluralities th the few
districts about which last night's fig?
ures left any doubt and Increased his
lead elsewhere In tho State.
Governor Woodrow' Wilson carried
nil but two of the twelve congres?
sional districts and gained twenty
four of tho twenty-eijfht delogatcs.
including tho d.clegatcs-at-large. His
opponents to-day abandoned hope that
(Continued on Third Pago.)
SEATS DEMANDED
BY NEW MEWS
Recently Elected Com
i mitteemen Will Not"
j Await Convention.
I -
MOVEMENT MADE '
FOR ROOSEVELT
If They Can Enforce Demands!
It May Enable Colonel's Sup
porters to Decide Contests in
His Favor?Harry New
Says Committee Will
Not Be Bullied.
' Chicago. May 20.?Word that R. B.j
Howoli, recently elected Republican ^
national connnilteeman from Nebraska I
by direct primary, wouid come to Chl-|
uago on June 6. when the national,
committee meets to hctr contests, and
demand his scat, caused 0 stir to-day
among members of the committee.
Mr. Howell is a supporter or Colonel
Roosevelt and was cnosen at the di?
rect primary as the successor of Vic?
tor Rosewater, acting chairman of the
Republican National Committee, whose
official duty It would be to call the
I Republican National convention to or
, tier on June IS and Introduce Senator
Hoot as temporary chairman.
At the local Roosevelt headquarters
It was said lhat Mr. Howell had been]
advised that under the law he was en?
titled to Immediate possession of his
seat as member of the Republican Na?
tional Commltte from Nebraska, and
he would insist on recognition when
the committee meets to hear contests
on June 6.
A'I Will UrmuD'l Seats.
Thontas K. Neidrlnghnus. elected na?
tional Republican commltteeman from
Missouri under the. direct primary, and
others similarly elected, will. It is said,]
demand thrlr seats whdn the commit-'
tee meets next wok.
Roosvelt managers here declare!
I there are at least five new national!
commltteemen who will attempt to |
assume their official duties before thei
1 question of contest Is takn up by |
the committee. The operation of the]
direct primary law In a number of|
States where the national committee-!
me1!! are chosen by pnpulnr vote In
I-"tead of by the delegates presents a
nw problem, which will In all prob-1
ability have to be dealt with either by
i the national committee or the national
' convention.
! Harry P. New, chairman of the sub-]
: committee op. arrangements of the
[convention, said:*
"The term of a. national committee
man begins with the adjournment of
I a convention, when the new mem?
bers are always called on to meet and1
assume, their official duties. This is I
, the rule and practice of the pnrty. and
I is old ns the party Itself. There Is]
I no Just demand nor reasonable excuse
1 for a departure from this rule. In my
opinion.
"The Republican party has a right
to an orderly convention, and It Is
the duty of the Republican National
Committee- to see that It has one.
"It Is the duty of the ' committee to
[ provide rules for the conduct of the
; convention and provide temporary of
i fleers. This is necessnry to Identify;
] the convention with the party and to
differentiate that convention from my
'irresponsible tiathering that might at
tempt to constitute Itself a Republican
convention without authority.
Not to lie Bullied.
"The members of the National Com-I
mittee are not to be bullied nor
threatened Into a failure to do their
duty as they see It. I have no doubt
that the committee Itself will show
'some respect for precedent and order?
ly methods snd Insist on their observ
I ance."
[ The time limit set by the national
i committee In Its call for the filing of
! contests expired at midnight, and the
J briefs In all the cases are now In th ?
j hands of secretary Hnyward and will
[ bo tabulated for the consideration of
I the national committee when It me >ts
June 8- About 2fi'"> contests havt. been
I filed .of which It is said 22T. were pre
' pared by the Roosevelt forces and
I thirty-five by friends of President
1 Taft.
Tickets for the '-onventlon wll) ba
, distributed thrntich tne national cum
'mitteemen of th? different States on!
Monday. .Tun? 17. The demand for tick-!
jets this year Is greater than ever be-;
J fore, according to Mr. New. He has
I received 10,0(10 requests for tickets, and
j they still are coming In by the httn
I dreds.
' Senator Burton, of Ohio, was men-|
i tlon^d to-day as the probable soiectlojl!
j to make the nominating speech for
?President Taft in the convention.
! Friends of Colonel Roosevelt have ln
! slsted that their candidate will b?
j given equal prominence with that of
' President Taft In the convention hall
(decorations, but no action has been
taken by the subcommittee on arrange?
ments.
i Roosevelt Wanted
"Permanent Quarters"
tVnshtnarton, May 2I>-The nrtlvl
tlea at Colonel Theodore noosevclt
tVM denounced in the House to-day
In n Kprrch lirlMtliiK with snrrusm
delivered by Representative Fils?
Kerold, Democrat, ?f New York,
ehulrman of the House Appropria?
tion Committee, Reprcaetntlye Flts
fjernld declared Roosevelt "the
j greatest danger faced by (be repub?
lic," find quoted ut Irnftth from n
speech by Abraham Lincoln to benr
! out the ebnrge. As nn Indication
j of noosevclt'a attitude toward the
i presidency, Mr. Fitzgerald produced
i a memorandum prepared when plans
for new executive offices at the
I White House w,ere under consider?
ation In 1002. Beside u discussion
of "temporary" and "permanent"
quarters for the President appeared
in the handwrltln* of Colonel Roose?
velt tbe wordst "To be permanent
during my lifetime." The "my"
trim heavily underscored, comment?
ed Mr. Fltigcrnld, waving the doeu- 1
ment nt arm's length, nud the
Democratic aide of the House rocked
with laughter.
WILL NOT BE BULLIED
Harry S. \evr, chairrann of ?ubromml? tec on arrangement? for Republican
convention at Chicago.
LAWYERS PAY FOR
JUDGE'S VACATION
They Contribute to Fund W ith
Which Archibald Goes
to Europe.
SOME UNUSUAL PROCEDURE
Investigating Committee Hears
oi Strange Things Done
by Jurist.
Washington. May 23.?Members of the
\>av who practiced before Judge Robert
W. Archbald, of the Court of Com
I merce, when he was United States
i district Judge at Scranton, Pa , con
| trlbuted to a fund for a vacation trip
I to Europe for the Judge, according to
! testimony given the House Committee
i on Judiciary t^day by John T. Lani
i han. of Wllkesbarre, a former member
I of Congress. Mr. Lanlhan contributed
1 11" or he could not remember
j which, at tho solicitation of E. W,
I Searle, -lerk of Judge Archbald's court.
I Another law firm in Wllkesbarre, ho
I said, did likewise
That Judge Archbald rec;lvod the
money Mr. Lanthan was convinced,
i He said he received a letter from the
j judge from Europe thanking him for
I his contribution.
I Another phase of the inquiry vras
brought out through Helm Bruce, of,
Louisville. Ky., counsel for tho Louis?
ville nnd Nashville Railroad. Mr. Bruce
produced letters which showed that
Judge Archbald sought information
from the attorney and permitted him
to file what was conceded to bo an
"additional brief" after an Important
case had been submitted to the court
for decision and to Judga Arehba'd
for the written opinion. The case, was
? known as tin- New Orleans Road of
Trade case, it Involved freight rates
! from New Orleans to Montgomery, ?\la..
. via Mobile. It was nni of the first
j appeals from the Interstate Commerce
Commission to the newly created Court
of Commerce, and Its chief pol ir was
a question of Jurisdiction.
nrndn Letter Prom .fudge.
Mr. Bruco read a letter from Judge
Archbald asking him to s-ee J. O.
Compton. traffic manager of th-a lx>u|s
vilte and Nashville, and got from him
what he meant by nn answer he had
made in his testimony to a commie
, sloner. Judge Archbald's letter pointed
j out that iMr. Comp ton's answer did not
(conform with the context of the testi?
mony. Mr. Brrl-o also read his letter
of reply to Judge Archbald, oontain
| Ing a statement that Mr. Compton said
j he was erroneously reported, Hiid that
I his answer should he directly opposad
: to (hat contained in tha record.
! Later Judge Archibald wrote Mr.
: Bruce from Florida, where ho was so
' journlng on a house-boat, nnd asked
for an amplification of a statement
contained in the Louisville and Nash
ville brie.' which seemed at variance
i with testimony. Mr. Bruce replied
with a 4.003 word letter. It set forth
the judge's questions and answered
each in detail and at length. Mr. Bruce
] admitted that his letter was an angu
! merit, a kind of brief, and that so far
j as he knew It had not been submitted
I to o-pposinK counsel.
R-orcsenli*tive Webb asked Mr.
Bruce If he had ever known a judgo
! to ask for such information before.
? Mr. Bruce said he had known of Judges
'?.who consulted counsel.
"Was this not an unusual proes
| duro?" asked Mr. Wftbb.
"T think It was unusual," answered
I tho railroad attorney,
Mr. Bruce nino wrote a letter to
i .Tudg-? Archbald thanking him nfter
i the decision was rendered. T"il? de?
cision was favorable to tho railroad
and against the Interstate Commerc?
Commission. Ho also produced Judge
lArchbald's re-ply, which was highly
.compllmerrtAry to tho attorney.
BLUDGEON IS USED
TG BRING HARMONY
Watson, Spoiling for Fight, Is
Balked at Every
Turn.
RECEIVES HISSES AND JEERS
Battle Is Threatened, but Felder
His Enemy, Is Dragged
Back.
Atlanta, Oa., May 2!>.?Thomas E.
Watson, one time Populist candidate
for the presidency, lost his light to
.?ontrol the Democratic State conven?
tion hero to-day, but he. won a plaen
on the Baltimore delegation, liven
th's victory la a doubtful one as the
Georgia ilelegutlon goes to the. na?
tional convention bound by the unit
rule and controlled by men who are
Watson's avowed enemies.
Through balked at every turn,
. Watson tried valiantly to break the
power of the so-called "ring." Wat?
son was spoiling for a light while the
leaders were bent on having harmony
even if they had to use a bludgeon on
Watson to get It. The McDuffle dele?
gate was made a delegate-at-large 'n
recognition of his services In behalf of
Underwood, but he was denied a voice
in the naming of his fellow delegates.
Watson was not treated very
courteously by the convention. When
ho tried to speak in opposition to the
election of delegatcs-n:-large by ac?
clamation, he was hissed and Jerred
at from pit to gallery.
"You can't hiss and hoot me down."
he defied his opponents. But they
did, Watson giving up the struggle
after drowning his voice In th? tumult
for about fifteen minutes.
The episode furnished one dramatic
moment?a moment when the expect?
ed clash between Watson and Thomas
B. Felder appeared Imminent.
"You can't make oil and water
mix." Watson shouted. "Let us
have a separate vote on the delegates.
I don't want to have to serve with a
man who said he was going to skin
me 1 lit A an cel. Let Watson's friends
\ote for Watson and Felder'a friends
for i elder "
I Felder, white with rage, rose In his
place among the Fulton county dele?
gation and shook his flat across the
footlights at Watson. Friends dragged
him back and kept him silent, although
It Is doubtful If the crowd would \
have remained silent long enough to
permit the two men to exchange com?
pliments.
The convention wasted little more
time In talk, hut proceeded to elect
by acclamntlon the eight men agreed
upon by the leaders. Watson retired
forthwith and was seen no more on
the platform. The delegntes-at-large
selected were: Thomas F Watson, ot
Me Du (Tie; Thomas B. Felder, of Ful?
ton; H. H. Dean, of Hall; Randolph
Anderson, of Chatham: Crawford TV.
Wheatley. of Sumler: C, R H?tchens,
of Floyd; C. R. PcndletOll, of Bibb;
and Congressman W. O. Brantley.
Fach of the twelve districts held
causes nnd selected four delegates.
Thus the convention sends to Baltt
more flfty-slx delegates with half a
vote each. No alternates have been
named.
The resolutions adopted strongly
Indorse Oscar W. I'ndcrwood for
President and Instruct the State's
delegation to vote for him "until his
nomlnntlon shall bo secured." The
resolution committee still was in ses?
sion with a largo number of resolu?
tions proposed by Watson before It
when the convention adjourned.
At a meeting of the delegate' to
Raltlmoro af'er the convention, C. R.
Pnndleton. of Macon, editor of the.
Macon Telegranh, was elected chair?
man of the delegation. Mr. Watson's
nnmo also was presented, but was
withdrawn st his own request.
Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta
Constitution, was re-elocted as na
, tlonal committeorr.nn.
TAFT HAS ENOUGH
IF THEYBUT STICK
Returns Give Him 571
Delegates to National
Convention.
OF THESE 180
ARE CONTESTED
Roosevelt Has 439 Instructed of
Pledged, of Which Fourteen
Are Contested by Taft?A
Recapitulation of Results of
Presidential Fight Now
Practically Ended.
(.Special to The Times - Dis-pn tch. I
Washington, May 2D.?The New Jer
sey primaries mark the practical end?
ing of th; (bis tight on t!.? Republican
side and fix thi* alignment. Only
twenty-two delegates remain to 'bo
t hoscn. On thu face of the returns
New Jersey Raves Taft with 571 votes,
or thirty-one mor; than is necessary,
and Roosevelt .with 439. or 101 less
than necessary. The number Instruct
: ed or pledged for Taft and not con?
tested is 391; th- number instructed
i or pledged for Uoosev;It and not con
i tested Is 425.
New Jersey and Texas have Jumped
Governor Wilson ahead by sixty-four
' votes.
Speaker Clark has 389, Governor
Wilson 245, Chairman Underwood 81,
Governor Harmon 36 and other candi?
dates 54. with 12S unlnstruoted and
uncertain. Ther? are still 16C dele?
gates to be vltcted. Jlere aro the fig?
ures:
Republican.
Instructed for Taft and not con?
tested?
Alabama (Third, Sixth. Seventh and
Eighth Districts), S.
Arkansas (Sixth District). 2.
Colorado (compute), 12.
Connecticut (complete), 14.
Illinois (Fifth District). 2.
Indiana (Fourth, Fifth. Seventh and
Tenth), S.
Iowa i'our at large and First, Sec?
ond. Fifth. -Sixth. Eighth and Ninth). 16.
Kansas (First District), J.
Kentuc.k (four nt large and first,
second, third, fourth, sixth, seventh,
ninth, and one delegate from fifth
district) 19.
Louisiana (first, third, and fifth dis?
tricts) 6.
Massachusetts (eight at large con?
ceded by Roosevelt and first, second,
third, sixth, eighth, tenth, eleventh,
twelfth and thirteenth districts! 29.
Michigan (first, sixth, eighth, tenth,
ele'enth, and twelfth districts" 12.
Mississippi (first to seventh dis
tr'cts, Inclusive) 14.
Missouri (ninth and thirteenth dis?
tricts) ??.
Montana (complete! S.
Nevada (complete) 6.
New Hampshire (complete) S.
t.hlo (part) 8.
Oklahoma (fourth dstrlct) 2.
Rhode Island (complete) 10.
South Carolina (four at large and
second, third, fifth, nnd seventh dis?
tricts? 12.
Tennessee (four nt largo and first,
third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and
tenth districts) IS.
I'tah (complete) S.
Vermont (first district) 2.
Virginia (first. seventh. eighth,
ninth and tenth districts) 10.
Wyoming (complete) 6.
Hawaii (complete) 6.
Alaska (complete) 2.
District of Columbia (complete) 3.
Porto Rico (complete) 2.
Total instructed for Taft 255.
Not Instructed or Contested But
Fledged to Tnft.
Delaware (complete). 6.
Idaho (part). 2.
Indiana (Second District). 2.
Michigan (Seventh District). 2.
Missouri (Tenth. Eleventh and
Twelfth Districts). 6.
New Mexico (at large), 7
New York (4 nt large, and 39 1-2 dis?
tricts), 82.
North Carolina (1 from First Dis?
trict). 1.
Pennsylvania (part). 12.
South Carellna (Fourth and Sixth)
Districts). 4.
Tennessee (I from Eighth District),
1.
Texas (Sixth and Eleventh Dis?
tricts). 4.
Virginia (Fifth District). 2.
Vermont (4 at large). 4.
Total unlnstructed for Taft. 136.
Taft Delegates Contested by Rooar
velt.
Alabama (at large und First. Sec?
ond. Fourth. Fifth and Ninth Dis?
tricts). 16.
Arkansas C4 at large nnd First. Sec.
ond. Third, "Fourth. Fifth and Seventh
Districts), 1?.
Florida (all) 12
Georgia (all). 28.
Indiana (I at large and First. Third,
and Thirteenth Dlstrlots). 10.
Kentucky (Eighth and Tenth Dis?
tricts). 4 _ .
Louisiana (6 nt large and Seeond,(
Fourth. Sixth snd Seventh Districts),
14.
Michigan (6 at Urge), h.
Mississippi (1 at large and Eighth
District). 6- , ?
Missouri (Third District). 2
North Carolina (Third District). 2.
South Carolina (First p??*y><"><
Tennessee (Second and Ninth Dis?
tricts). 4. , _..?.
Texas (eight at Urge and First,
Second. Third. Fourth, Fifth. Seventh,
Eighth. Ninth. Tenth and Fourteenth
Districts). 2S. ' ?
! Virginia (four at large and Socond.
: Third Fourth and Sixth Districts),
12.
Washington (all). 14.
Philippines (all). 2.
Oklahoma (Third District). 2.
Total Taft delegates contested by
i Roosevelt. 180.
Instructed for Roosevelt and ?fO? Con
? et t cd. , ,
California (complete). 2?.
Illinois (all but Fifth District). 56,
Indiana (Sixth, Elghtn. Ninth. Elev?
enth and Twelfth Districts), 10.
I Kansas (four at large and Second*
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