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WHOLE NUMBER 19,002.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, MAY 5% 1912:
THE WEATHER TO-DAY?FAIK. PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROCK OF SAFETY |
FOUND IN SOUTH
Its People Not Swayed!
by False and Yel?
NO REPROACH TO
Mayor, in Memorial Day Ad?
dress, Declares That South
Will Yet Save Country From
sands See Veterans in
Five thousand people surged around I
the epeakcrs' stand and wandered
omong trie flower-strewn graves at
Hollywood yesterday afternoon to wit?
ness the annual Memorial Day exer- :
cises in honor of the 12,00i) Confed?
erate dead who find their last resting
place close by the James. High above
the graves on a lofty flagstaff, and
thrilling the living by its presence,
floated" tho battle flag of tho r;on
federacy?tne same starred and barrel
S'iuarc of silk which a half-century
before was furled humbly at Appo-';
Memorial excrCisea In their very* 1
nature leave little margin for i nang'e.
from one year to another. They need
?none. from the beginning of t'me
nations have honored their soldier!
! dead with memorial addresses, with 1
flowers, with music, with military sa- !
lutes. Rut. While the exercises aro!
therefore old and time-honored in the
memory of nations, tnoy appeal ever
"lib ttronger Interest. It was proven
Thouannda See Pariar.
An hour bernre the column was'
scheduled to start from Fifth and
Franklin both eld?s of the street tor'
many blocks to the west were rUlod
to the curbing with men. women and
children bent upon seeing the parade.
Itlchmond had seen the name brave;
array on many a fortner memorial no
caslon, but this was the latest one.;
snd therefore full of new Interest.
At 430 o'clock r-,* Jon?; He? began !
II? march to Hollywood. Kta ling the
column, which stretched five tdocks I
down ib.- fashionably residence street. .
rod* a souad of mounted pol'ce, In j
command of Major Werner. Next rode [
Geh al, J. Thompson Brown, accom- ?
? -i by his staff ;n full dress uni?
The Blues' Band, rl-h in flowing I
? ipeai edged with ?ermine, followed, and
t . ?>.< lehlnd ih.? scversl companies of ;
tin- Richmond Light Infantry BllMsf. I
riumcs waving gai'.y in the bright sun- ]
I'ght, whitebreasted. spurr.'d and
armed, Thy F:rs: Reg.rnont. clad In
dull khaki fig':.ting uniforms, came
n< xt After them rod? the Howitzers,
pulling th>?t heavy guns of the artil
le. y f ?rvtrc.
Veterans Get Applsuse.
Tr.> Confederate vettvana' division!
came next in t'he order of marxi-., and
was hesd'd hy a company from tho
First Brigade of the Vlrg'nla Division
Kessnioh's Municipal Barji march id
ahead of the main body rf v-terrine.
?which was led by the members of !:. 1"
J.ee Camp. N"o. 1. and George F.. Picket!
Camp. A. P. Hill Camp, of Pi Diersburg,
preofd'd by its Jpe rial band, brought]
up the war of the Confederate column j
From hundreds of Hag-dmped win- i
dows and balconies along r-.e line of i
march men and women cheered <th^ j
veterans as they passed by on their >
pilgrimage to t'"e graves of their de- I
parted brothers. For once at least the
old^r men caihe Into their own. Litt!*
children hsrdly old enough to walk
waved Confederate banners from
muravrry windows, and women feeb:o\
end bOTved with tho weight of years
smiled brightly from f-asy chairs on
porchifis to the m?n with whom they
had labored to retouild a nation out of
Doy Sconta In Line.
Tn startling contrast to the halting
line In gray which prjeeded It mureb'sdl
100 Roy Scouts, clad In the regulation,
breevn prescribed by Baden-Vowell.
Ranging In age from ten to eighteen]
and carrying their rifles with light and,
springy step, they typified with almost j
tragic meaning the relentless pro- j
gress of time, which lays the old to rest |
that the young may perform their Mute,
of the world's work and In their t'.;rn!
give way to others. A 6iuad of Ben?
edictine Cadets brought up the rear of j
Tho parade turned from Franklin into
Laurel Street and next Into Floyd Ave-|
nue. After a short march west on the j
nvenue it wheeled into Cherry Street,
along which the column march ?d south J
tn the PlcVtett gate of the cemetery.
Mnyor Make? Address.
Mayor D. ('. Rlehnrrtson was tho prln- i
clpal speaker in the exercises at Hol?
lywood. A limited space, roped otf j
around the speakers' stand near the j
gate, contained seals reserved for the j
veterans and the various Confederate!
organizations of the city. A hundred
little girl members of the Grandchil?
dren of the Confederav y, Richmond]
Chapter, No. l. formed a white lane
leading from the gate to the seats on
the stand, and iwaved Confederate ban?
ners a-s the veterans and guests passed
down between them. j
In the absence of Rev. .lames B.
Polndexter. who was unabla to attend
because (Bf Illness. Rev. Iandon R- j
Mason. P. D., offered prayer. Colonel
TV. H. Chapman welcomed the large
assemblage and Introduced as ln? prin?
cipal speaker Mayor Richardson. Se?
lected music was rendered by the Cen?
tenary Church choir, assisted hy the
Blues' Rand. Dr. Mason offered a hen
edietlon. and the execls.'s ended with1
the tiring of a salute and the sounding
Capture Vnnkee Flag.
Shortly before the arrival of the
speakers, a short but sharp engage-]
ment was fought out beneath tho'
? shadow of the m?nument to General
Plekett, between a detachment from
the Grandchildren of the Confeder?
acy and a stubborn youngster from
Petersburg, who was Inclined to assert]
his rights. The buy enme from the,
Cockade City with the veterans from
the A. F. IF'.l Camp, and bore proudly
CContlnued. on K'ghth Pago.)-!
United States War Ves?
sels Are Assembled
at Key West.
REVOLT IN CUBA
IS MORE SERIOUS
Negroes Are Recruiting Rapidly,
and Government Forces Are
Believed Insufficient to Con?
quer The m?Property of
Key West. Fla.. May 30.?Hearted by
the battleship WasbinKton. Admiral
Oslerhaus'3 flagship, the war *osse|s
comprising, the second squadron of the
Atlantic fleet were assembled In the
harbor here to-day. bringing vividly to
mind the scenes of the Spanish-Amer?
ican War in 1SS>8. There was no trou?
ble In bringing the big ship* f anchor
within the harbor.
It was announced to-day that so
shore leave will be granted the men
while the men-of-war are In port. Mia
commandlng officers luve be? n In?
structed to hold their.ships in r-ridl
ness for sailing on six houvs' notice.
The orders issued to-day prevented
the hnseb.il; game between a local team
and the nine from the battleship Ne?
braska, said to be 'hamplons of the
MoTrment In Checked.
Havana, May 30.?The government
forces at the front In the district in J
Oriente bounded by Ouantanamo, Pan j
Luis and Santiago, have been compelled I
to halt In consequence of the weaken?
ing of tho main body by tho dispatch
of detachments to guard plantations J
In the outlying towns. General
Monteagudo. tho comma nde)r-ir.-t:hief i
of the Cuban army, who sturted from 1
Santiago with 1,500 relndforcements,
has delayed the forward movement in
order to give his troops twenty-four
hours rest, while determining: the plan
of attack General Monteagudo ex?
presses full confidence In his ability
of cope with the enemy.
There have been numerous outpost
shlrmishes without definite results
The most serious news of the day was
the report of the dost ruction by In?
surgents of the properly of the Span?
ish-American Mining Company lit Oal
qulrl. wh'ch the small guard' of rural
guards was unable to protect, and tne
; dispatch from tit* United States na?
val station at Guintanamo of the
gunboat Paducah with marines aboard
for the protection of the mining
properties at Daiquiri. ? he Paducah
arrived to-nlKht at Daiquiri. from
which. It Is reported, the insurgents
I retired to the Interior.
* The opinion Is becoming general
that the government forces are Insuffi?
cient to guard the property and cope
with the Insurgents, who are recruit?
ing rapidly by the voluntary or en?
forced enlistment of plantation
Heavy rains throughout Oriente
have had the effect, of halting the
military movement, and also checklnc
the burning of the cane fields by the
The reports of a severe combat near
Palma Soriano, In which the insur
genta were said to have sustained
heavy loss from Galling gun fire, has
not been confirmed. Cuban revenue
cutters are vigilantly patrollnc the
coast of Oriente to prevent the land?
ing of arms.
President Domes .has received a let?
ter from General Ivonet, in which the
Insurgent leader says that he has 4,000
men. and thct even women are girding
on machetes In defense of the rights
of the colored race.
IN HANDS OF HILLES
Private Secretary Will Represent Taft
Washington. May 30.?The Interests
of President Taft at the meeting of
the PcpubUcan National Convention
will be In the hands of C. D. H'llee |
secretary to Mr. Taft. This informa?
tion to-night was taken as an indlca- i
lion that Mr. Hilles will be the Presl-'
dent's choice for chairman of the Re?
publican National Committee in cas?
h,- is renomlnated. Mr. Hilles would
'nut discuss the report that the *huli
mnnshlp and the conduct of the cam?
paign were to be placed In his hands
If his chief secures the nomination.
His f i lends said, however, that this
1 practically was a certa'Trty In view
of his political work tor ?he Presi?
dent and because of his assoclntlon
In the last year with the members
[of tho National .Convention.
I Mr. Hilles will leave Washington
for Chicago .lune 5. the day before the
! National Committee takes up the ques?
tion of sealing contested delegnt'on?.
lit Is not the President's plan to have
I Mr. Mliles supersede former Senator
; Charles Dick, of Ohio, b\fore the com
I rr.tttee In the matter of contests.
1 Neither will he Interfere with any
work that mav be done in Chicago hy
Dlrortor McKinley, of the Tnft bu?
reau. He will, however, be the per?
sonal representative of tho President
on the ground.
TWO FATALLY HURT
Aviator Sends Machine Crashing Into
Seattle. Washington. May 30.?J.
Clifford Turuln. the aviator, lashed
Into the grandstand at tho Meadows in
his first effort at flight to-day. fatallv
I injuring one man and a child and
! less seriously injuring fifteen other
; persons, six of them women,
i The fnta^y injured man and cli'ld
I were taken to the County Hospital.
I where the man died without being
identified. Turpin and Phil Parmale?.
? his partner, declared the accident was
I causi d by a spectator who ran across
the track in front of Turpin as he
wus headed north preparatory to
! rising for the- first flight of the af
I ternoon. The aeroplane was travel?
ing at fifty miles an hour, and Tur?
pin tilted 'the right wing In order to
miss the man. He was unable *o right
the machine in time, and it swervcj
Into the grandstand.
Turpin "was cut over the left evn
and was rendered unconscious for
severnl minutes. He Is not badly
i hurt. The meet was called off.
Farewell Recital, John Powell. City
Auditorium Lo-nUht Popular prices.
DIXON INCENSED j
BY NEWS REFUSAL
He Will Demand Con?
vention Tickets for
CAN T UNDERSTAND1
LACK OF COURTESY;
In Sharp Letter to Chairman of
Subcommittee on Arrange?
ments, He Refuses to Abide j
by Partisan Action, and
Will Appeal to Mem?
bers for Fairness.
Washington. May 30.?Senator Dixon. j
manag?::' of the national Roosevjlt com- |
mlttoe, aroused over tne refusal u'
Harry S. New. chairman of the sub?
committee of the national committee
on arrangements for the Republican
convention, to allow him ?;">0 tickets .
for the use of Colonel Roosevelt, hla;
family and friends, to-night determined
to den.and recognition from :he na?
tional committee. Arter receiving
word that his request for tickets would
not be grunted. Senator 'Dixon sent
Cnalrman New, at Chicago, the follow
"Washington, T>. c. May 30, 1912.
"Hon. Harry S. New, Republican Na?
tional Committee. Auditorium An?
nex. Chicago. 111.: j
"Knowing that the subcommittee of j
the national Republican committee |
having charge of the hi raugements for t
the national convention had ma/le most
liberal allotments of tickets to Mr.
Taft and his friends. I wired you yes?
terday asking for an allotment of tick?
ets for members of Colonel Roosevelt's
family anil immediate friends at the
national convention. This morning I
have your reply saying that not ono
ticket would b? allotted oy tne subcom?
mittee of the national committee to
Colonel Roosevelt for his personal
friends .'>t the . invention.
"The Associated Press tnls afternoon,
under Chicago date, carries the story
that while you have seen tit to rjfuse
this small courtesy to Colonel Roose?
velt, you have at the same time, on I
your own Initiative, allotted 15'> admls- ?
slon tickets to Mr. Taft for distribution '
among his Xrienda.
Win Appeal to Committee.
"Up to this time It had been my
t. :.<.'- that the men temporarily occu?
pying thi positions is members of the \
National Reriutilican Commlf.ee wer^
dispestd to act as truste-Js of the Re
ptiibilcan national organization, and lor
the general good and welfare of the
Republican part;.. It had not occurred
to me that any man temporarily occu?
pying a position of trust would be so
narrow and factional in his dts^posi
tvon as to refuse to extend a personal
courtesy to an ex-President of t--.
United States in the matter of admis?
sion tickets to the national convention
of the Re?pu'al'can party to whos.*
record hi.- acts as President hsd added
additional lustre. I cannot concive
It possible that the other fifty-one s
members of the Republican National ;
Committee, who. trusting In your fair- |
ness. del "gated temporary powers to j
you In the matter of arrangements 'or
the national convention, could hav.s j
believed for one moment that you j
would have assumed so narrow and .
partisan a viewpoint as to refuse the
ordinary courtesies In a matter of this
"I shall not pe-rmlt you as an Indi?
vidual partisan to nrroga"tie to your?
self thrf final disposition c.f this very
reasonable request, but shall Imme?
diately lay the matter before each in?
dividual member of the Rerpublloan
(S'.gnedl "JOSEPH M. DIXON."
Tb? Senator plans to get in com?
munication with members of the na?
tional committee Immediately, accord?
ing to his announcement to-night.
FUND IS COMPLETED
Memorlnl to Butt and Millet Will De!
erected In Washington.
Washington, May 30.?President |
Taft, members of the diplomatic corps.
In Washington, and many high gov?
ernment officials have contributed to |
a fund of several thousand dollars,
completed to-day. which is to be UBCrd ?
to trect a memorial to Major Archl- j
bald W. Butt, personal aide to two ,
Presidents, and to Frank D. Miidvt.
vice-chairman of the National Fln?>
Arts Commission, two Wash'ngto.u I
victims of the Tita'nic disaster.
The work of raising the fund wa3|
undertaken quietly by C. D. Hilles. J
secretary to President Tatt, and Colo?
nel Spencer S. Crosby, chief aide to'
the President. The memorial, in the.'
form of a bronze tablet, probably wilt
be erected hi the ?'ellipse'" back of 1
the Wh'te House, and almost within'
Its shadow. Authorization by Con
cress will he necessary, hut there I
Is no doubt among friends of the two j
t.'.en that it will be granted.
The site near tlv. White House was!
selected because of Major Bute's close]
association with the White House for
many years, and also becnuse of Mr.
Millet's interest In the publlo grounds
of the capital.
His Enemies Have "Three ?
Guinea-Pig Brain Power" j
Gettysburg. Pa., May 30.?Only i
men with brains nf "three guinea
nice power," uceordbtg to Colonel |
Hooscvrlt, can take serious heed
of Congressman Fltsgernld's speech
yesterday about Ibe colonel. Mr.
Fitzgerald read what purported to
lie n mcmornnduni of President
Koosevelt relating to alterations to
tbe White House "to be permanent
during my lifetime."
Mr. Fitx-gerald's accusation, or the ?
imp Herl a ceo sat Ion, Is too prepos?
terous to need nny serious discus- 1
slon, satd Colonel Roosevelt .here
to-dny. Jnst ns mnehlnery can be I
expressed In terms of horse-power,
so some Intellects can hn expressed
In terms of gnlnon-plg power. That
kind of accusation can only be
heeded by men with brains of about
three amlnen-rde; power..
GERMAN VISITORS TO UNITED STATES WATERS
The cruisers Stettin and Moltke.
ON ALLEN DEFENSE
Commonwealth Attempts to Im?
peach Testimony of Daniel
ARGUMENTS ARE BEGUN
Case of Alleged Murderer of
Judge Massie May Go to
rSpecial From a Staff Correspondent.]
W.ythevllle. Va., May 30.?Argu?
ments by counsel for both sides on
the instructions to be delivered to the
jury were held all this afternoon and
part of to-night before Judge W. H.
Staples In the trial of Claude Swanson
Allen for the murder of Judge Thorn?
ton U Msssle last March In the Car?
roll county courthouse tragedy.
At the conclusion of the arguments
It was announced that each side would
be limited In time to seven hours
apiece In addressing the jury?four?
teen hours in all. for both Common?
wealth and defence. It was further
stateil that fewer speakers for euch
side would be the order this time, the
probable program including Attorneys
Joseph t". Wyaor, who will close, John
s. Draper, \V. S. lJoage. and S. Floyd
Lantlreth, for the Commonwealth, and
Attorney It. II Willis. Judge N. P.
Oglcsby and Judge X. H. Halrston, who
will close for the defense.
It was given out to-night that the
Commonwealth had objected to what
has become known as tho "hanging
instruction" being included among
those which Judge Staples will de?
liver to the Jury to-morrow. This In?
struction, 3lso known as the McCuo
Instruction, from its Introduction in
that famous murder trial, bids the
Jurors not to give up their personal
opinions merely because others may
differ from them. Judge Staples,
therefore, ruled out this Instruction.
In Ihe trial of Floyd Allen t*e at?
torneys for the defense madu much of
this Instruction in addressing the
jury. The Common wealth's attorneys,
believing that this fact had much to
do with the disquieting delay in obtain?
ing a verdict, fought against its In
clu.<t|ion among the instructions In
The morning session of court was
br'ef hut spirited. It was devote! to
an effort on the part of the Common?
wealth to Impeach the. testimony of
Daniel Thomas, who had testified for
the defense that he had heard the first
shot In the I-Illlsville courtroom come
from the vicinity of the clerk's desk,
around which were congregate J tho
Thomas himself was the fir?t wit?
ness called by the Commonwealth this
morning H>- denied having told K. J.
Worrell and liobert Bass ?n Hlllsville
right after the shooting that ha
thought the first shots came from
the northeast corner of the courtroom,
opposite the clerk's desk.
Promptly the commonwealth put on
the witness stand Worrell and Bass.
Both declared that "Old Man" Thomas
had described to thcni the shooting,
and both' said he had told them the
first shots came from the northeast
Then followed half a dozen wit?
nesses called by the Commonwealth,
all of whom slated that they would
not believe Daniel Thomas on oath.
Worrell and Bass, when recalled, said
they, too. would not take Thomas's
word under oath.
It was a complete surprise to the de?
fense's lawyers, although they labored
valiantly to tear to pieces the assault
upon the credibility and veracity of
a witness whom they had regarded as
most Important, sinco his testimony
disputed the oft-repeated assertion
thnt the first shot came from Ihe cor?
ner where Claude, tho defendant, was
standing when the shooting hegan.
Purin? the cross-examination of one
of these witnesses, Judge -N" H, Halr?
ston. for the defense, naked hlnl If he
know what the work "Veracity" meant,
when a witness said Thomas's repu?
tation for truth and veracity wns bad.
"Why, yes," the wltnots replied. "It
means everything bad that -a. man
'Continued on Tenth Page.)
Will BE BITTER
Taft Wires Vorys to Push Fight
and Xot Consider
PRINCIPLES ARE INVOLVED
President Disgusted With Roose?
velt Plans to Bulldoze
"White Houae, May 30, 1012.
"Hon. A. 1. Voryu, Columbus, O.I
"I hope my friends will not con*
j fdder for n moment tbe ?"W cut Ion
[ of n compromise In tbe State oon
vestion. The votes involved nre
not neccaanry tn my nomination. I
1 can stund their loss and am con?
tent tn tie beaten I,. Ohio, but I
ennnot yield nny vote* hy agree?
ment. The principle* that we rep
] resent nre too liuportnnt to the
country to lore nnythlnK liy our
voluntary eenrfmlon. I hope,
therefore, that yon and my frlenda
will prean the contest to the end
la tbe State convention.
??WILLIAM IT. TAFT."
Washington. May 30.?President Taft
to-day telegraphed Arthur Vorys, his
manager In Ohio, that under no circum?
stances will he approve a compromise
j on the six delegatea-at-large In the
Ohio Republican State Convention, to
be held early next week. The Presi?
dent tells Mr. Vorys that he is tig:.ting
for a principle and that ne Is not Jus
tided In compromising this principle
S by expressing a willingness to divide
delegates with the Roosevelt people.
I The information the White House
has is that tho fight In the State con
; \ention will be u most bitter ono ^ind
that the Roosevelt managers are al
! ready making suggestions of splitting
the delegation so as to bring about
: harmony. The intimation ts that the
Roosevelt people would be catisfied
with tiiree of the six delcgates-at
The President makes it known most
emphatically to his friends that he will
not surrender his fight for constitu?
tional government for three delegates
or an even greatar number and that
he prefers t-o l?so nil the delegates. If
that becomes necessary.
Burton Ik Doleful.
In iak*ng his stand against a com?
promise, tha I'residont is not in accord
with Senator Burton, who has been
doleful as to the effect of the tight
upon the futur? of the party In Ohio.
Sana tor Burton favors compromise ami
a division o ftlw delegates. His name
has been mentioned ns a possthle com?
promise candidato at Chicago <n Uao
event that neither Taft nor Roosdvult
can b* nominated.
Acting uadcr ordcrts from the Prcsi
deit. tho Taft people will Continus tho
ticht for the six d?Ugates-at-large
'.from Ohio, and will push the advnn
I tnges they have with en?<rgy.
President Tntt did not make any . n
i g.agements for visitors to-day, but sev?
eral caliera, including three or four
Cabinet officers, drop-'od In. and poli?
tics took up eonsid rabln time. The
visitors found the President absolutely
confident that ho will be nominated
and standing bv his predictions that he
will have votes to spare on the first
, ballot. Thi President declar>!? that
; the reports emanating from Roosevelt
' sources of defections In delegates In
New York and the South are Invention*
?merely to influenos the national com- j
i mlt.teo at Chicago.
Clolms All of richly,
j The Presidont, It is known to-day,
1 has a telegram from William Barnes,
'jr.. Republican State chairman of New
Jork, snvlng that elphty delegates
I from that State cati be lepended upon
to stand by him at all times. The
I fContlTlied" on Eighth Page.)
Faiv.wvJl Jlteltal. John Powe.ll. City
Auditorium Uv-nUcht. Pouulax niJcaa. i
Three of Kaiser's Warships Drop
Anchor in Lynnhavcn
ESCORT OF AMERICAN SHIPS
Officers Will Go to Washington
and Pay Respects to Prcsi- |
Norfolk, Va? May 30.?The Gorman
warship Squadron, which Is to visit
lUmpton lloada and then proceed to
New York, passed In the Virginia
capes to-day and dropped anchor in
Lynnhavcn Roads, where the visitors
probably win remain until to-morrow
or Saturday, when they will bo es?
corted by the American battleships
now in Hampton Roads to points uf
anchorage off Fort Monroe.
The German Squadron, composed of
the powerful MoUke and tho cruisers
Stettin aud Bremen, were accom-|
anled into Lynnhavcn Roads, which I
is just under the lee of Cape Henry, by j
four of the five American torepdo
boat ^destroyers which yesterday put
to sea to meet the visitors. The!
Americans then dropped anchor with!
the Germnns to await the arrival of
the larger escort ships from Hampton|
Tho weather was clear, and the Ger?
mans presented u beautiful as well as
a formidable appearance as they
steamed into the wnters of lower Ches?
apeake Bay. former In part by I^ynn
Th,. cruiser Bremen, which arrived
last night, went to sen early to-day to
come In with the Moltke and Stettin.
From Fort Monroe the officers of tho
German fleet will proceed to Wash?
ington. Five hundred of the German
seamen will be entertained tn Norfolk
while in these waters.
Ylffort Is being made by the sailors
of the American fleet to arrange aj
prize fight between tho champion ;
middleweight of the Gorman fleet and j
tlie champion middleweight of the j
American navy now here It Is pro- !
posed to have the fight, if It can be j
arranged. In the old sah loft at the;
I Norfolk Navy Yard, where n number!
of such events have taken place.
PENSION BILL PASSES
Senate Celebrates Day by Voting
gl60,182,500 to Veteran*.
W'ashlntgton. May SO.?Ttw Senate i
celebrated TVcoratlOn Day by pass- ;
lng th? annual pension appropriation
1 bill, after fifteon minutes' considera?
tion. The mtiisurp carried ?184.108.40.206.1
an Increase of almost $1.1.000.000 over
tho amount appropriat e hy thi House. |
The lncrense includes $12.503,000 for j
.;\tpenses caused toy the heavy volume
of work growing out of the recent en?
actment of the so-called "dollar-a-day"
pension law. The bill retained the
pri-Jient eighteen pension Bgttriclos, dis?
tribute! throughout f.e country, for
whose consolidation Into on? nitcncv
the House had protlded. It also pro?
vided f<T the payment of pensions by
chtecks to the veterans Instead of by
vouchers, ^h* bill now goes to con
ferenos .between tho two houses.
GENERAL BOOTH BLIND ]
Head of Sulvatlon Army Never Will
London. May 30.?Tlmt General Wil?
liam Booth, head of tho Salvation
Army, who recently underwent an
operation for the removal of a cat?
aract from his left eye. will hence?
forth be totally blind is the opinion
reached by the doctors after a con?
sultation this afternoon. An official
bulletin Issued by the surgeon says;
"it is now evident that there, it little
hope of the preservation of General
The veteran's disappointment Is \ll
the deeper because his 'doctors tVCfi
nt Ilrst so positive of the success
of tho operation. General Booth's
spirits, however, are fairly well main?
tained, and the general cond'tton of
hla health Is good. He Is eighty-three
HAVE 2? CONTESTS
Come Forward With
Total of 177.
BATTLE NOW PUT
UP TO COMMITTEE
It Will Meet on June 6, When
Pre-Convention Work Will Be
Started?More Than ioo.ooo
Requests Have Been Re?
ceived for Tickets of
Chicago. .May 30.?When the Na?
tional Republican Committee meets
on June 6 it will be called to decide
204 contests. Four years ago 219 con?
tests were submitted to the committee.
Of the 204 contests filed with Secre?
tary ltayward, IT" were presented by
tho Uoosevelt faction and 27 by Tatt
Thw principal contests filed by the
Taft managers are from Missouri and
In Louisiana three sets of delegates
were elected at large, and in the First,
.Second. Fourth and Fifth Districts two
sets were named by Taft supporters
and one by Hoosevelt supporters.
More delegates than tr.o number*
specified in the call for the convention
were chosen at large in Aluhama; In
the Fifth District of Kentucky; In
the Fourth District of Minnesota: in
th. Seventh District of T*xas, and In
the First. Tenth, and F:ieveiitlt Dis?
tricts of Georgia. Secretary Haywar'd
bus classed these as contests, and the
committee will be required to deter?
mine what will be done with them.
Tne Lint of ConteatH.
There are contests from eighteen
States and the District of Columbia.
Following is u list of the contests
Alabama?at large and .second. F'ifth,
Sixth and Ninth Districts. 14.
Arkansas?at large and First. Sec?
ond. Third. Fourth. Fifth and Seventr.
District of Columbia?at large.
Florida?at large and First, Second
and Third Districts, 12.
I Georgia?at large and First. Second.
I' enth Districtsshrdlu shrdl'u shrdluyp
Third. Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth. Ninth. Tenth, Eleventh and
Twelfth Districts, 28.
Indlani?at large ?nd * lr.it. Third
I and Thirteenth Districts, lo.
Kentucky?Fifth and i-.leventh DIs
I trietH. 1.
Louisiana?nt large and First. Sec?
ond. Third. Fourth. Fifth. Sixth and j
Seventh Districts. 20.
Michigan?at lar^e, 6.
Mississippi?at large and First, Sec?
ond. Fourth. Fifth. Sixth, Seventh and
Eighth Districts, IS.
Missouri?at large and First. Third.
Fifth. Seventh and Fourteenth 14.
North Carolina?Fourth District, 2.
i Oklahoma?Third and Fourth Dls
j trlcts, 4.
South Carolina?First District; 2.
I Tennessee?Tenth District. 2.
I Texas?First, Second. Third, Fourth
[ and Seventh DlstrictJ, 16.
j Virginia?, at large and F^-st. Sec?
ond. Third. Fifth, Sixth, F.ighth and
Tenth Districts, IS.
Washington?at large od First. See?
j ond and Third Districts, 11.
i Total delegate contests. 204.
Joseph B. Keeling, former United
States district attorney at Indianapolis,
arrived In Chicago to-day from Texas,
where lie looked after President Taft's
interests In the recent primaries and
conventions, and reported to Chair?
man New, of the committee on ar
! rangements for the convention, that
Taft and Roosevelt each had six in?
structed delegates from that State,
while the remaining twenty-eight are'
t'olouel May Have Ticket. ,'
Chairman New reiterated his pre?
vious declaration that no presidential
candidate would be recognized in the
distribution ot convention tickets, but
added that if Colonel Roosevelt came
to Chicago and appealed for a ticket In
[ person he would provide him with a
I card ot admission, evon if ha had to
I give him his own seat.
I Roosevelt's Chicago managers. In a
I statement this evening, claim fileir
candidate win have 0J1 votes on tho
' first ballot, or more than enough to
j nominate. They gave Taft 191. La
Follette, 3(V. Cummins. 10. and class
the other delegates as unlnstructed.
New York's ninety delegates are
divided as follows in the statement:
Roosevelt. ,12. Taft. 2; unlnstructed, 56.
Colonel New to-day refused a rs
i|ucs1 Irom Senator Dixon, '-.cad of tha
Roosevelt campaign committee, for 230
tickets to the convention.
i'oloncl X'w explained that in oMvir
' conventions the national committee
had n*rver recognized candidates in
i Four years ago 150 tickets wer?givenl
to President Roosevelt, but r.or.-e was
! issued for Mr. Taft. Th<s y-ar tha
J committee has arranged foe i*fl tickets
to t?e given to PPrBldent Taft for hla
j frUnds, Cabinet officers and govern?
ment officials, hut no provision has
been mad? for the supporters of Col
one! Roosevelt. The request for tickets
was first madn by Senator Dixon lo
Fred W. L'pham, chairman of the Ohl?
eago convention committee, and by
h'm referred to Colon M N"e,v.
The question of what pictures should
adorn the convention hall was settled
to-day hy Chairman Upham. who de?
cided thai thi? ltkenefs of n.Mthar
'president Taft nor Colon-! Roosevelt
' should be used in the decorations.
Will Hoosevelt Attend!
Reports that Colon-el Roosevjlt
would and that he would not attend
tha contest hearings and the conven?
tion itself were heard. Colonel V*r?r
ond Mr i'phsm were confident that ?
suite had b**n reserved for Colonel
Roosevelt In a hot-si near the head?
quarter*., and aafd they had been as?
stii-on 'several wneks ago t--at tne rs
port was correct; The Taft lesdirs 'n
Chicago fxp-ict Colonel Roosevelt will
be here to tak* charge of the cont-vste
brought by his followers, and alefl
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