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Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Democratic nomination Will
Have No Effect Upon His
Chicago, 111.. Jane 24. There was no
formal meeting of Roosevelt followers
today, but Informal conferences were
held In which CoL Roosevelt discussed
the situation with leaders of the new
party which sprang into being last Sat
Joseph M. Dixon, field agent of the
Roosevelt forces in the-ante-convention
fight, talked with his chief.
Governor Johnson, of California, on
whom rested a part of the responsibil
ity of the appointment of a committee
to map out the first cha"rt for the voy
age of the new party, was the next to
confer with the colonel. James R. Gar
field and Gifford Plnehot followed.
No statement was made by CoL Roose
velt. He said he did not expect to make
any until some "definite program of
progress" was formulated.
The Illinois Roosevelt men expected
to confer with their leader before his
The nomination of a pronounced "pro
gressive" at Baltimore will make no
change in the plans of Col. Roosevelt
to lead the new party. The progressive
statement came from him after there
had been some discussion of the possi
bility that a "progressive might re
ceive the Democratic presidential nom
ination. Some of the visitors at head
quarters appeared to think that if a
recognized progressive were nominated,
it might hamper the independent party.
"WIH Hot Change Position.
"Will your position be influenced by
any act of the Baltimore convention?"
Col. Roosevelt was asked.
-It will not be." he replied. "I shall
not depart from what I said on Satur
day. I shall accept the progressive
nomination on a progressive platform
and shall fight the battle through to
Gov. Johnson, of California, an
nounced the personnel of-the committee
on organization, which for the present
at least will be the managing commlt-
of the new party. The list was re
ceived with eagerness by politicians,
both for and against the new party, as
the first indication of the men who are
definitely aligned with CoL Roosevelt.
Executive Committee Named.
Instead of seven members, as was the
announced intention. Gov. Johnson
named IS, all of whom had accepted.
The committee is headed by Gov. John
son, -who -will be acting chairman. The
other members are: Senator Moses E.
Clapp. Minnesota; senator Joseph 5L
Dixon. Montana: senator Miles Poin
rt.Ttfr Washinsrtnn: Gov. C A Alrti-irh.
Nebraska; Gov. R. S. Vessey, South Da
kota; K. A, Van Valkenburg, editor
Philadelphia North American; CoL W.
K. Nelson, owner and editor Kansas City
Star; former congressman Richmond
Pierson. North Carolina; "William R.
Prendergast, New York; James R. Gar
field, Ohio; William Allen White. Kan
sas: Gifford Plnchot. California; judge
Ben B. Lindsey, Colorado: Mathew
Hale, Massachusetts: George L. Record.
New Jersey; Charles H. Thompson,
Vermont; Col. K. C. Carrington, Mary
land. Committee to Be Enlarged.
The committee. Gov. Johnson declared,
was merely temporary and would ba
added to from tkne to time.
No date for a meeting of the "com
mittee of 18" has been set. The under
standing is that the members will cor
respond with each other by mail and
telegraph as soon as the conditions In
the several states are ascertained.
Illinois Joln.s Movement
Illinois Roosevelt men discussed
with him the new party plans to be
pursued in this state. Later a confer
ence was held which was attended by
Chauncey Dewey, Medill McCormlck,
Walter Clyde Jones, candidate for nom
ination for governor in the April pri
maries and others.
Mr. McCormick said it had been de
cided to form the "Progressive Re
publican" party in Illinois in opposition
to the regular Republican organiza
tion. He said the main elements in the new
party at the start would be the Illin
ois Progressive Republican league and
the Roosevelt organization, built up
by Mr. Dewey and the other leaders
-of the Roosevelt men.
It is the expectation of the leaders
to place a complete state ticket in the
field including congressional and ex
Kooxcvelt Returns Home.
CoL Roosevelt departed for New York
this afternoon. A crowd gathered at
the station and cheered as the colonel
NEW GENERALS ARE
NAMED BY PRESIDENT
Washington. D. C, June 24. After
consultation with secretary of war
Stimson, president Taft announced
these army appointments:
To be major general to succeed Gen.
F D. Grant, deceased. William W.
Witherspoon, now commanding the de
partment of the gulf, at Atlanta.
To be brigadier generals, Clarence
R. Edwards, colonel George F. Chase
and E. J. MeClernand.
Gen. Edwards js. chief . of the bureau
of insular affairs at the present time
and a brigadier general
Gen Chase is a colonel of cavalry,
at present on duty as inspector gen
eral of the eastern division, headquar
ters at New York.
Gen MeClernand is at present col
'!! of the First cavalry, stationed at
L-. k Ibland. I1L
The president now has but two brig
c cr generalships to fill, both of
them staff positions one to succeed
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TO FIGHT JUDGE PARKER FOR THE CHINA
Committee Appointed to See
Taft and Get His Choice
WM. ALLEN WHITE
NOT AT MEETING
Chicago. 111., June 21. Powell Clay
ton, Republican national committee
man from Arkansas, was made tem
norarv chairman of the new Republican
national committee, when the body
met In executive session in the Coli
seum. Alvah H. Martin, of Virginia,
was made temporary secretary.
A surprise was the absence of
William Allen Wfcite. of Kansas, from
the 'committee meeting and the pres
ence of F. B. Stanley, of Kansas, in his
place. It was explained that commit
teeman White had told the Kansas dele
cation that he was undecided whether
he could support the candidate of the
convention, president Taft, and Mr.
Stanley was acordingly chosen as state
committeeman. F. Blstanley, through
the pre-convention campaign, was an
ardent Roosevelt man. Today he said
he 'was willing to act with the national
Walter F. Brown, of Ohio, also took
his seat. Before he entered, he said
no plan had been decided on by the
Roosevelt members and that he would
sit with the committee and see what
Committee To See Taft.
The meeting was brief and adjourned
after the appointment of a committee
of nine to confer with president Taft
and ascertain his -wishes regarding a
chairman for the campaign.
The committee to wait on the presi
dent Is composed of: Powell Clayton,
Arkansas; "Roy O. West. Illinois: John
J. Adams, Iowa: Charles B. Warren,
Michigan; Thomas K. Xeidrinxhaus,
Missouri; F. W. Kstabrok, New Hamp
shire, Newell Sanders, Tennessee; Alvah
H. Martin, Virginia, and S. A. Perkins,
As soon as this committee has con
ferred with president Taft it is ex
pected that another meeting will be
called and the organization completed
with the election of a permanent chair
man, secretary aftd other officers.
RoseTiater Still There. -
Victor Rosewater, acting chairman
of the old national committee, attended
the meeting, holding the proxy of Ij.
S. Moseley, of Mississippi.
The committee of nine decided to
meet next Monday in Washington and
will proceed to the white house for a
conference with president Taft.
The national committee authorized
this committee to make the selection of
a national chairman, who will have
charge of the campaign and to name
the national committee secretary after
the conference with president Taft.
Sergeant-at-arms .Stone was unani
WISCONSINITES TO "
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ate Progressive, Will
Favor Third Party.
Madison, Wis., June 24. Progres
sive Republicans here will refuse to
talk dt a third party until after the
Those high in Republican councils
said today if Bryan is nominated on
a Progressive platform, the third party
movement will be dead. All agree, how
ever, that if the Bryan progressive
movement should be defeated, Wiscon
sin's progressives would favor the
formation of a new party without
Roosevelt; one -which would embody
the followers of La Follette and Bryan.
Some even go so far as to predict that
these two might become leaders of the
An interesting dilemma has devel
oped from the fact that the Republi
cans of Wisconsin have chosen pro
gressive Republican presidential elec
tors, who, unless they resign, must
appear on the platform ticket as Taft
electors, and according to an unwrit
tenJaw they would be morally bound
to vote for the president
Some of the electors will resign. It
Is expected, but leaders are advising
no action until the outcome at Balti
more is known.
OPPOSES NEW PARTY
Lincoln. Neb., June 21. In the opin
ion of governor Aldrich. expressed to
day, there is no occasion for organiza
tion of the Roosevelt party in Nebraska.
"The progressives are in the majority
here," he said, "and there Is no occa
sion for a new party. To organize one
simply would be to throw the Repub
lican machinery into the hands of re
actionaries." A meeting of the Republican statu
committee has been called for tomor
row night at Omaha to consider the
situation regarding the presence of the
Roosevelt party in tbe Republican
ranks, it is reported.
Gen. Edwards and one to succeed the
There has been a vacancy among
the major generals ever since
April 11. when Gen. Frederick D. Grant
died. A vacancy among the brigadier
generals occurred on May 10, result
ing from the retirement the day be
fore of Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Bush, and
another on May 14, on the death of
Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Duncan. There
will also be a vacancy among the
brigadier generals when an officer of
that rank is selected to succeed the one
appointed as a major general. Tfle
president will also have another brig
adier general to select on July 1. as it
is understood that Gen. George S. An
derson will go on the retired list on
that date on his own application. -In
addition there is now another vacancy
amonrr the jrpnoral offlrrc nltAiifli
not of the line, by the retirement of I
Brig. Uen. Yviiham p. Hall, the adju
Democrats Succeed Republicans In Political Lime Light
Most talked of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination and the Armory, at Baltimore, where the Democratic national convention
will convene Tuesday. Reading from top to bottom, on the left side, are: Champ Clark, of Missouri, speaker of the United States house of representa
tives; Judson Harmon, governor of Ohio; and William Gaynor, mayor of New York city. On .the right side, from top to bottom, are: Woodrow Wilson,
governor of New Jersey; Oscar Underwood, United States representative from Alabama and Democratic leader In the house; and William Jennings
Bryan, of Lincoln, Neb.
Leaders Conferring Concern
ing Platform Will Op
pose Central Bank.
Baltimore, Md., June 24. Tariff will
be the paramount plank in the platform
which the Democratic national conven
tion will adopt.
There were informal conferences
among the leaders today, and while the
platform was not whipped into shape, a
number of Ideas were considered. The
following is a summary of the main
features which the progressives will
suggest and which ' the conservative
leaders may accept.
Reaffirmation of the declaration that
the tariff should be gradually reduced
to a revenue basis, along the lines of
the Denver platform; material reduc
tions in the duties on the necessaries
of life, especially upon such articles
competing with American manufactur
ers as are sold abroad more cheaply
than at home, and gradual reductions in
such other schedules as may be neces
sary to restore the tariff to a revenue
A declaration emphatically opposing
the central bank provision of the Al-
drich monetary plan but not opposing
certain features of that plan.
Declaration that congress should en
act such supplementary or amendatory
legislation as will make the Sherman
anti-trust law more effective. Insist
ence upon the vigorous enforcement of
Endorsement of the action of the na
tional house of representatives In en
tering on a thorough investigation of
the socalled money trust and in pass
ing the Pugo bill to give greater visi.
torial powers over national banks. In
sistence upon the enactment of the
Pugo bill at this session of congress.
Endorsement of the anti-injunction
bill passed by the house.
Declaration for legislation to provide
for jury trials in all cases of indirect
Half Dozen Candidate. For V. P.
Vice presidential candidates and their
supporters are here, though thus far
they have kept in the background.
There is evidence that at least half a
dozen booms are ready for inspection
as soon as the delegates nominate a
candidate for president.
'ine leaders heretofore have been too
much occupKd with other matters for
serious .discussion ' of national commit
teeman Daniols's proposal that the can
didate receiving next to the-highest
number of ballots, for president, accept
the vice presidential nomination.
There was renewed talk today among
the Wilson men of trying to persuade
representative Underwood, of Alabama,
a' presidential candidate, to take second
place on a ticket with the New Jersey
governor. Such a combination, they
said, would be ideal from every' point
The friends of mayor Preston, of
Baltimore, have spared no effort to
advance his candidacy.
New York has three candidates for
the vice presidency, all representatives.
-They are -William M. Record, Francis
Burton Harrison and William Sulzer,
the" latter the head of the house foreign
Governor Dlx has .been looked upon
as a possible candidate, but his friends
insist he was sincere in his recent state
ment that ho was a candidate for noth
ing except reelection.
Ovation For Brynn.
William J. Bryan was almost swept
off his feet by. the enthusiastic crowds
that met him last evening when he
arrived from Chicago. The division
over the selection of a temporary chair
man has brought the Nebraskan into
the center of the stage and all event3
seemed to await his coming.
Mr. Bryan said he would fight any
proposal to make anyone but a pro
gressive chairman of the convention.
"Personally,' he said, "I have no ob
jection to judge Parker."
Mr. Bryan had to shake hands with
several hundred persons before ho
reached the automobile that took him
to his hoteL In the hotel corridor thero
was another demonstration.
"Oh. you, Bill Bryan!"
"What'stthe'Tnatter with Bryan?"
"His hat's In the rins."
These were some of the shouts that
creeted him while the crowd hemmed
him in so tight that it was several min
utes before he could go to his room.
With Sir. Bryan were his wife, his
soninlaw and his daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Hargreavea Charles R- Bryan, his
brother, came this morning. The whole
party occupied rooms near the Nebraska
delegation. When the newspaper men
attempted to Interview Charles Bryan,
he "smiled and said:
"William Jennings will be here in a
few hours and he will do the talking
for the whole family.
William J. Bryan said he had made
no plans to address any gathering dur
ing his stay.
Bryan May Be Chnlrman.
Senator-elect Vardaman, of Missis
sippi, after a conference with Clark
Howell, of Georgia, and others last
night unsuccessfully sought to have
William J. Bryan assent to the naming
of Bryan as permanent chairman of
the Democratic convention. Vardaman
had authoritatively learned from leader
Murphy and chairman Mack, of the na
tional committee. ' that judge Parker's
friends would vote for Bryan for per
Brlitow to Serve oh Reporter.
United States senator Bristow, of
Kansas, yesterday became a member of
the newspaper corps on the scene to re
port the convention.
"Are you here In a dual capacity to
treat with progressive Democrats to
join a third party, as well as for news
paper reporting?" a fellow newspaper
"I am hardly in a position at this
tmie to diccuss that," replied the sen-'
"How snail we describe vou as to
partv affUiation, insurgent Republi
W HAVE TO
Higher Court Declares Gom
pers, Morrison and Mitch
ell Must Serve Sentences.
WERE CONVICTED OF
CONTEMPT OF COURT
AVashington, D. C, June 24. Samuel
Gompers, Frank Morrison and John
Mitchell, the labor leaders, today were
held guilty of contempt of court by
the. supreme court of the District of
Columbia, in connection with a court's
injunction in the Buck's Stove and
Range boycott case. They will attempt
to appeal again to the' supreme court
of the United States which reversed
their former conviction. Justice Wright
announced the decision of the court.
It covered 72 typewritten pages and
took about two hours to read.
Bondsmen were on hand and at
torneys -for the labor men gave notice
of an intention to file an appeal to
have the supreme court review the
judgment In its previous review the
supreme court reversed the conviction
on the ground that the contempt pro
ceedings had been improperly institut
ed. New proceedings were at once be
gun. The sentences under the first
conviction were imprisonment, Gomp
ers one year: Morrison, six months;
Mitchell, nine months.
The charge was that the men, as
officers of the American Federation of
labor, through the organization's offi
cial publication, had disregarded jus
tice Gould's injunction against the
publication of the Buck's Stove and
Range company's name In its "boy
Justice Wright sentenced Gompers
to one year, the same as upon his pre
vious conviction, and Morrison to six
John Mitchell was not present and
sentence upon him was deferred. His
first sentence was nine months.
After Gompers had been sentenced, he
attacked the decision, declaring that
while "Justice Wright lived in our time,
his decision and sentences disclose a
mental concept of more than two cen
turies aso. when the workman was
cither a slave or a serf.
"Information has just come to me
that the decision was completed more
than a month ago. but withheld until
the cloFe of the national convention. If
true, the inference is obvious.'
TELLS WHEN AND WHY
TRAINS ARE DELAYED
Trains on G. HI Between El
Paso and San Antonio
Austin, Texas, June 24. Acting on
the request of the railroad commission
some. -time ago, S. W. G. VanVleck. vice
president and general manager of the
Galveston. Harrisburg & San Antonio
Railway 'today filed a statement show
ing in detail the cause of delays on its
passenger trains from San Antonio to
El Paso covering a period from April
11 to June 10. The statement shows
the train to have been late practically
"every day from 30 minutes to several
hours. Heavy trains, broken engines,
high winds, waiting for conneations.
are among the reasons assigned for
these delays. The commission has not
"yet acted on this statement.
Freight Kate on Cotton Seed
Products Not Yet to Be
Washington, D. C. 'June 24. A gen
eral tariff filed on behalf of the south
.western" raHroads, increasing by about
10 percent the freight charges of cot
tonseed products from points in Okla
homa to destinations in Texas and oth
er states, today was suspended by the
interstate commerce commission until
December 28 next.
The question of freight charges on
cottonseed and cottonseed products is
under investigation by the commission.
NORMAL TEMPERATURE FOR
WEEK IN SOUTHERN STATES
YVsliington. d. C, June 24. The
weather bureau's weekly bulletin says
the coming week will be one of warm
and generally fair weather over the
northern and middle states cast of the
Rocky mountains, while in the southern
states and generally west of the Rocky
Mountains, temperature will average
nearlv normal with local rains. The pre
cipitation during the week will be light
TO BE BRIGADE POST
Washington, D. C, June 24. "You may rafely say that Fort Bliss, at El Paso,
Texas, will be raised to a brigade post, ' said representative James Hay, of Vir
ginia, chairman of the house military affairs committee, in an interview today.
"I know," he added, "that the war department is in favor of increasing the size of
this post, and I am for it myself. I believe that congress is for it, too.
"The case of Fort Bliss will be looked into this summer by the commission
created by the army bill for this year."
The vetoing of the army appropriation bill by the president is causing much
anxiety in army circles. The appropriation for summer maneuvers by the militia
organizations of the various states is among the items held up, and in some case3
the militia camps will have to be abandoned or the date for holding them -nnt-
poned this year. Chairman Hay is not
take now that the president has vetoed the bill.
"Let the army fret and fume a bit," expresses the attitude of the house '-
EL PASO, TEXAS,
June 24, 1912 16 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAT.
The National Committee Ad
journs to Try to Patch up
Existing Differences. J
BRYAN SAYS HE
Declares a Progressive Must
Be Temporary Chairman
of the Convention. v ,
Baltimore, Md., Juno 24. A com
promise between tfie Democratic fac
tions contending over the temporary
chairmanship of the Democratic na
tional convention was said to Lave
been reached this afternoon.
It was reported that Alton B. Par
ker, of Now York, slated for tempor
ary chairman and opposed by W. J.
Bryan, would meet Mr. Bryan and
read to him the speech Mr. Parker
has prepared. This speech is de
clared to be iboth. progressive and
The Parker forces believe it will
meet many of Mr. Bryan'3 objections.
If after reading the speech, Mr.
Bryan still insists upon his objec
tion to Parker, the latter then will be
selected by the national committee,
but will decline to serve.
Efforts were continued today to
effect compromises among the con
testing delegations to the Democratic
convention, particularly those from
There was seemingly no hope of
amicable adjustment of the fight be
tween the Hearst-Harrison forces and
the Sullivan people from Illinois. The
contests will be taken up at once
after the temporary chairmanship is
This report of a compromise; ar
rangement gained confirmation later
when it was announced a conference
was being held in Mr. Bryan's rooms.
Mr. Parker, national chairman Mack
and others participating.
Baltimore, Md., June 24. William J.
Bryan may be the candidate named by
the progressives to make the fight
against Alton B. Parker, of New York,
for the temporary chairmanship of the
Democratic national convention. That
was the plan being considered by the
Bryan and Wilson forces today when
the national committee met to name the
temporary chairman and settle the con
The committee, soon after meeting,
took up the matter of a temporary
chairman for the convention. The se
lection of Alton B. Parker by the sub
committee was opposed by former gov
ernor Alva Adams, national commit
teeman from Colorado.
Mr. Adams argued at some length
against the appointment of Mr. Parker.
To Attempt Compromise.
The national committee at 2:15 p. m.
this afternoon appointed a committee of
two, chairman Mack and national com
mitteeman P. H. Hall, of Nebraska, to
confer with W. J. Bryan and Alton B.
Parker and their leaders with a view
to preventing a fight on the floor of
the convention over the selection of
temporary chairman. The committee
then adjourned until 7 p. m.
It was folloftng this agreement
that committeeman Kremer announced
that the Bryan Democrats would defy
the committee if Mr. Parker's name
is ratified, and declared that Mr. Bry
an would himself lead the fight as a
candidate for the chairmanship. Mr.
Kremer's announcement resulted in
secret conferences among the partv
leaders who have persistently said
there would be no compromise on the
The national committee took no vote
on the chairmanship before adjourn-
ment. It "was learned that committee-
man Hall had been the first to protest
against the ratification of Parker and
had been joined by committeeman
Kremer. Mr. Hall made a vigorous
address to the committee declaring
the party rank and file would protest
against Parker and the delegates would
not "stand for it."
Parker Placed In Nomination.
After Mr. Parker had been placed
In nomination before the committee,
several speeches were made for nnd
against his selection. No other nomi
nations had been made when the recess
was ordered shortly before 2 oclack.
It vris agreed, following the recess.
a vote wt.uid be taken on a motion
to sustain the subcommittee in Its rec
ommedation of Mr. Parker for tempor
Word reached the convention ha!l
that the Kentucky delegation met and
voted overwhelmingly to sustain the
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yet ready to state what action he will