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The Detroit Times, on June 3, Will Be the Product Throughout of the Equal Suffrage Societies of Detroit Watch for Their Big Nunroe
Democratic National Convention
Will See Great Fight For
Large Element of Plain People
Trust Him and He Is Favor
able To Wilson
WASHINGTON. May 23.—At the
Baltimore convention no candidate
Gilson Gardner, and territories will
hold conventions or primaries dur
ing the next two weeks to select a
total of 260 delegatee. These dele
gates will be about evenly divided be
tween Wilson and Clark with the pos
sibility of Underwood and Harmon
getting a scattering few.
Harmon has, with hla own state of
Ohio, about 50 Instructed delegates.
Gov. Foss, of Massachusetts, has #6,
claimed to be for Champ Clark on
second choice. Gov. Baldwin, of Con
necticut is a favorite son with 14 dele
gates; Gov. Marshall, another with
Indiana's 30, and Gov. Burke, of North
Dakota, is the choice of the 10 dele
gates from that state, i Underwood's
strength up to date is 32 delegates.
They are from Alabama, Mississippi,
Florida and Georgia.
The delegates from the following
states and territories are uninstruct
ed and doubtful; Male, New York,
Alaska. Philippines, Michigan and
Tennessee, total 133.
t The struggle in the Democratic con
vention will be between the progres
sives and the reactionary forces and
strangely enough, an analysis of the
delegates chosen and likely to be
chOßen, shows that the forces will be
divided almost evenly.
Broadly speaking the following
states and territories will contribute
delegations which on later balloting
will favor a reactionary candidate,
some man like Harmon or Underwood.
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut,
Fltgdda, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Maine, Maryland. Massachusetts (bartf
Continual on Pane Fourteen.
More Than Ten Thousand Names
Added To List in City
, . Clerk’s Office
Over ten thousand voters have en
rolled thus far In City Clerk Nichols’
office. The total number of enrolled
voters In Detroit Is estimated a« well
over 50,000. and there has been such
a rush for enrollment during the last
three weeks that it is predicted that
more than 80.000 voters will be en
rolled before the tlm£ limit has ex
pired, June 27.
City Clerk Nichols’ stafT ordered
• 10,000 enrollment blanks several
weeks ago and those have been is
sued. Nearly all have been returned
with the affidavits of voters. A sec
ond batch of 10,000 blanks was order
ed and several hundred of them have
also been issued. In addition to the
blanks returned by mall there has
been an average of about 76 voters
enrolled directly in the clerk s office
each evening The exact si umber of
enrolled voters will not be determined
until next week, when Mr. Nichols
will put his staff at work on the books
to obtain the total. Nichols' office
will be open evenings for two weeks
prior to the final enrollment day.
"They are coming in in pretty good
shape and we expect to have a good
enrollment,’’ he said.
Candidates for office and their
friends have been the most active In
obtaining' enrollments. Archie Reid,
who Is a Republican candidate for
alderman in the Fifteenth ward,
brought in 58 affidavits from the fifth
precinct of that ward in ihe last few
•lays. The precinct now has the rec
ord of having the largest enrollment
of any in the city, 629.
Gasoline on Water Explodes and
Two Persons Are Terrebly Burned
' ■ 1 v ■■■
SAGINAW. Mich.. May 24.—Joseph L Welgle and his sister, Celia,
who operate a tailor shop, are in a hospital with their face* and chests
burned. The latter may die.
They went into the basement to look at the water from the rising
river, lit a match and gasoline which was floating on the water ex*
will have enough
delegates to win on
the first ballot. In
deed, no candidate
will have within
300 votes of the
necessary two
thirds. The con
vention will l>e
absolutely a trad
ing and corupro
mlst affair.
Woodrow Wilson
and Champ Clark
will show on the
first roll call about
an equal , number
of delegates. Each
will have approx
imately 38f> dele
gates bound to bim
i>y instructions. It
requires 720 to
Seventeen states
Teachers’ Names Missing In
Report of Committee To
Board of Education
Objection In Evidence To Dis
missal of Supervisor
of Music
Miss Ellen Beane, Central high.
James Kelly, Central high.
Thomas Chilvers, supervisor of
Miss Ellen M. Sheeran, princi
pal TUden school.
Miss Alice V. Guysi, supervisor
of drawing.
Miss Janette Guysi, assistant
supervisor of drawing.
J. Retnsen Bishop, principal
Eastern high school.
The foregoing teachers were not
recommended fdr reappointment by
the committee on teachers and. schools
of the Board of Education In the reg
ular meeting, Thursday night. Alt
the other teachers were recommended
for reappointment, Thursday night.
All the other teachers were recom
mended for reappointment, but the re
port was laid on the table for two
weeks. In the meantime, the case Jot
the seven teachers wfcose appointment
la being held up, will be taken under
The name of Mr. Chilvers was uot
included in either list when the mat
ter was taken up, but Inspector Hely
got a motion through, placing Chilvers
on the list for reconsideration.
Inspector Condon told The Times,
Friday morning, that there was a
plan on foot to. abolish the office of
music supervisor, because of a belief
that the teaching of music was a sort
of fad. He-alao said that some of
the inspectors plan to abolish the
teaching of drawing In the public
schools as well. It Is not believed
that the sentiment of the board is
against displacing Mr. Chilvers, whose
competency has not been questioned.
“A number of the inspectors, and
I am one of them, think that the
teaching of drawing should be con
fined to the Cam technical high
school,” said Mr. Condon. “There
are many pupils In the public schools
who will never make any headway
with drawing; they are just wasting
their time at It.”
The board also passed a resolution
empowering a committee to search
for candidates for the superihtend
oncy of the schools, in the event that
Sup*.. Martlndale be ousted in the
July meeting.
The reason for not recommending
Miss Sheeran for reappointment lies
in the tact, according to the Inspec
tors. that her health is bad.
No reason is given for the holding
up of the reappointment of Mr. Kel
ley nnd Miss Beane, but fault is said
to he found with the management of
Mr. Bishop. The latter, the inspec
tors allow, is above fault-finding In
reyard to his educational equipment.
Herman Hirschfield Arrives
From lowa Accompanied
By an Officer
BAY CITY, Mich., May 24—Herman
Hirchfleld, wealthy Jack dealer of this
city, who is claimed to have leprosy,
in a pelting rain accompanied by one
of the most violent electrical displays
seen here in years, surreptiously made
his way over country roads last night,
arriving at his home on Van Buren
st. this city about midnight.
He had come from Centerville,
lowa, and was accompanied by Chief
of Police Quigley, of that city. They
made the trip in an automobile as far
us Birch Run, where they were stilled
and their mysterious demeanor caused
officers of Saginaw county to be sent
to investigate them. They eluded the
latter, and securing a horse and rig
reached the city at the time men
M's. Hlrschfleld had sent the fam
ily to stay with neighbors and re
mained alone to welcome her hus
band. Quigley went to the home of
Samuel Rosen burg, close friend and
business associate of Hirschfleh*
Both were still sleeping when at
tempts were made to reach them this
Although precautions were taken,
it seemed, to the arrival of
Hlrschfleld a secret. It leaked oufc and
was genera] public property before
Many Seek Jobs.
Over 25 applications have been re
ceived by the city building commis
sion for the six new Jobs to be cre
ated in the department, July 1. There
will be four new' district Inspectors
and one elevator inspector at 91,200 a
year, and one permit clerk at a sal
ary of 91,020 a year.
ijetroil sinues
Orozco’s Troops Meet Second Re
verie In Engagement With
Federals at Rellano
Deadly Artillery Fire Is Undoing
of Revolutionists la
Latest Battle
EL PASO, Tex., May 24.—A re
port has been received here to the
effect that Gen. Orozco, command
er of the rebel forces, was wound
ed in the battle at Rellano. The
extent of his injuries is not given,
EL PASO, Texas, May 24. —Leaving
nearly 600 dead in the suburbs of It#!-
lano, the under Gen. Oroz
co is retreating to the northward, ac
cording to advices received today ty
E. C. Llorentc, Mexican consul here
Following two crushing d«f<
within one week—one at Conejos and
the other yesterday at Rellano—the
rebel chieftain is haviug a difficult
time keeping his troops together ion '
enough to organize further resistance
to the advancing federals.
The Mexican consul today declared
that private advices he has received
show that the federal victory at Rel
lano was a sweeping one and that
Gen. Huerta is following the fleeing
rebels and harassing them with a”,
the cavalry under his command.
Even the rebels at Juarez do not
attempt to conceal the fact that Oroz
co’s troops were routed. They excuse
the defeat, however, on the same
grounds they excused the rebel re
verse at Conejos —that the federal ar
tillery was too powerful, making it Im
possible for Orozco’s men 4o get close
enough to make their numbers count
It was still dark, Thursday morn
ing. when Gen. Huerta ordered bis
force to oi»en fire on the rebels in Hit
suburbs of Rellano. Before day bloke
the federal front was a blaze of fir**,
Huerta’s entire force being engaged.
The federal artillery fire was pajticu
larly deadly, quickly forcing Orwco’s
gunners to run to cover, abandoning
their guns. This at once inert as* and
the disadvantage of the rebels, while
it enabled the federal riflemen to pour
a galling rifle fire.
Several times Huerta ordered his
infantrymen to charge, but each time
Orozcos force succeeded in driving
the enemy back. Huerta also at
tempted to turn the eastern rebel
flank, but Orozco massed riflemen at
that point and repulsed the attempt.
Toward nightfall. Orozco, realizing
the uselessness of further attempts to
defend Rellano against the federal ar
tillery. and fearing further decima
tion df his army, ordered a retreat aal
his forces withdrew.
■*ala*aa-llke Printing. No Tuna and
no faathera. The plain, naat kind that
looks rignt Tlwea Prtatlßß Cos.. 18
Jobs R-at Ph Mala 1491 or Cltr 1119.
i .
Physician Announces Slight Im
provement in Condition of
Stricken Aviator
DAYTON, ' 0., May 24.—Wilbur
Wright, noted America naviator, lu
expected today, to pass through the
crisis of a three-weeks’ Illness ot
typhoid fever. Dr. Conklin announced
a slight Improvement in Wright's con
dition. His fever temperature was no
ticeably reduced early lust night wke.i
the patient regained consciousness lor
the first time in live days.
1 ADRIAN, Mich., May 24.—Theodore
M. Joslin, candidate for the Uniud
States senate iu opposition to Sena
tor William Alden Smith, deuics em
phatically the story that he would
withdraw’ in cuse Gov. Osborn de
duc'd to become a candidate for the
“I am not In this race for the sak*
of getting an office,” Mr. Joslin said.
“I am in it for the purpose of glv
ing v the people a chance to vote for
an out-aiul-out insurgent, one who will
remain an insurgent at home und la
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 24.—Mrs.
Elisha Jones, widow of Prof. Kii.din
Jones, oi The TV of Mil., died sudden
ly, Thursday night. She had been un
invalid thrre years. Prof, and Mr.-.
Jones came io Ann Arbor in 1870,
from Detroit, where Mr. Jones had
been superintendent of schools.
M sw.
It MX . Dll. K. IX I.KRTK,
Ml» eleetlon a» the «hth nl the eight
liUhop* to he rh*i«ea lit the aeneral
riinfrrenrr of the ttethinlUt llpUi-o*
ant ehnrrh In Mlnnrupoll* seem*
••are. Tranel* J. HeCnnnefl, president
«f Url'miw nnMersltf, f freeaenatle,
I nil.. na» the fifth liUh«i|t eleetril
Thnr««ln>. The present atnaillna of
the leatlinr ennillilafes Ist I'. If.l.eete.
471« 11, J. f onhe. \ew Vnrh. nil; \\.
I*. ThtrMrlil. \\ nshlnaton. I). f too.
Patent Application* filed by tfarthal
A Barthal. 37 Con*r*»»-at. w«il
Alex. Okraska Tells Story With
Much Detail Before the
Inquiry Is Adjourned To Give
Complainant Chance To
Produce Witnesses
Paul W. Voorhles, assistant prose
cuting attorney, attended the meet
ing of the city building commission,
Thursday afternoon, when an investi
gation was begun into the charges of
Alex Okraska. No. 1137 Chene-st.,.
that he had brilied Building Inspectors
F. A. Claxton and Charles Heck.
Okraska told with much detail a
story of paying Claxton $5 ami Heck
$2 when they complained to him that
he waH violating the building code in
erecting his house at No. 1137 Chene
st. No amount of cross-examination
by. Attorney Charles. Flower*, repre
senting Heck, or by Attorney Herman
Hailey, representing Claxton. couU!
shake his testimony. Okraska alleged
that a mason had seen the exchange
of money in Claxton's case, and anoth
er builder had seen money exchanged
In the case of Heck. The witness In
the former transaction is now sup
posed to be in Ami Arbor while the
witness in the latter transaction lives
in Detroit, hut. refuses to attend the
commission’s meeting unless lie is
paid for his time, it was stated, 'me
commission has no power to suhpena
witnesses. The hearing was ad
journed to give Okraska a chance to
produce the two witnesses.
The commissioners were particular
ly Interested -In the testimony against
Claxton as lie was but recently uqnlt
ted of the charge that he had accept
ed f.'i from Mrs. S. Kroe, No. t>SM>
Frederick st., for permitting her to
make a technical violation of the
building code. The transactions
Okraska complains of took place
about last December, he says, hut he
l< '.nlinnnl on I’aitr l*'nnrtrra. 1
Representatives of 2w Jewish or
ders in Detroit, embracing about 20,-
i>ot» Jews, have adopted resolutions ot
protest against the Dillingham aid
the Hurnett bills, nop pending id the
national house of representatives, and
providing a literary test for immi
grants. The Dillingham bill also re
quires immigrants to carry a certifi
cate of identity. The resolutions of
protest, signed by Bernard Oinsburg
as president, and l.oiils Cohn, as sec
retary, condemn the pending meas
ures as un-American and as so Inhu
man in their effect as to practically
close the gates of America to worthy
immigrants seeking shelter from re
ligious and political persecution.
Jolt l*r!ntlnK Hour Itlaht. Time*
Prlnflbß Cos., 13 John R.-»t.
Step Will Not Be Taken, How
ever, Unless Drastic Action
Is Imperative
President Is Making Desperate
Effort To Put Down Negro
WASHINGTON. May 24—Uncle
Sain does not intend to intervene iu
Cuba unless It becomes apparent that
such a step is absolutely imperative to
avert a condition of anarchy beyond
the control of the Gomez administra
tion, or unless It develops that depre
dations upon Americans and their
property continues. At present the ad
ministration thinks the covert threat
of an armed force will be enough.
This was the way officials here to
day summed up the Cuban crisis.
Seven hundred marines are now en
route to the American naval base at
Guantanamo. Thrqe gunboats arrived
there today. In diplomatic parlance
this concentration is simply in case
necessity develop sfor protection of
Americans near Guantanamo—Just
now the fever spot of the rebellion.
In reality. It gives Uncle Sam the
nucleus of an army of Intervention,
should this drastic step be determined
That President Gomez is making a
desperate effort to quell the Negro up
rising was Indicated in dispatches to
the state department today. Govern
ment troops are being rushed to the
disaffected provinces, and volunteers
are being enrolled. The Cuban lega
tion today was informed from
"The situation Is not serious. The
government is able to cope with It.”
In spite of assurances of this nature
the fact that the Cuban government
established an Iron censorship on all
•'war” news, was viewed significantly
here. Official advices estimated the
number Negro insurrectos all the way
from 400 to 5,000. The majority are
unarmed, except for machettes.
State department officials were anx
ious that C’ulW understand the signifi
cance of the “mailed flat” that Uncle
Sam has bAred In the dispatch of
marines, beciause it was felt that if the
island government appreciated the
significance of the move thertf wottld
be a hurried move to crush the rebel
lion. On Jsn. 16, Secretary Knox Is
sued an ultimatum that the threat
ened trouble owing to the activity ot
the Cuban eVterans* association must
be headed off, under penalty of Inter
vention Within three day sthe cloud
of rebellion was dissipated. While
there has been no “note” to the Cuban
government In the present cope, the
administration's action has been even
more emphatic. The hope here is that
the Gomez administration will see its
significance and crush out the dis
The United States officially does not
want to intervene unless It is absolute
ly necessary, because such a move
would probably cost many lives and
un enormous sum of money. The sec
ond Intervention totalled up to eight
Water Is Up To First Floors of
Business Houses—Crest
Believed Reached
SAGINAW. Mich., May 24.—The
river stage at Saginaw showed on
even 24 feet nt 7 o’clock this morn
ing ind all fears that the Hood msfrk
of 2*» feet in 1904 will he passed, are
over. The river rose but one-tenth
of an Inch since 7 o’clock last night
and undoubtedly ■ the crest has been
Genesee ave.. the main business
street, is flooded at several crossings
and wpter is even with the first
floo’e of the big dry goods houses.
Buys nre paddling about in canoes.
In the Arnitniesion district there is
one foot of water and bridges have
been built. Business along the river
front is suspended. Then have been
no fresh fruits in Saginaw for four
Tli*- Michigan Central tracks at
Carrollton were washed out early to
On the Bay City interurbnn the
tracks are under four feet of water.
KAIJtMAZOO, Mich., May 24.-
James Jackson, aged 40, a lineman
employed by the Commonwealth Pow
er Cos., at Allegan, fell from a pole
yesterday afternoon, suatainiiig In
juries which caused his death in a
short time. It is believed that his
belt became unfastened. He hu«.
been a resident of Allegan on It three
mouths, and the authorities have been
unable to locate his relatives.
for Detroit nml %lrlall)t I'r|.l«>
aiaht aarf «Hlnnla) fair, rnalrr twalsbtt
miMlrratr mml wl«il»
I.otter Illrkißflai liearrnlly fair to*
ala hi Mini Snlarilai i t-oolrr toalabt.
K«r the I p|M-r l.nlirti Moderate tte«(
aarf aorfktteM niaf*. keroalM var
iable | geaertilll fair taalahf and *«»•
vrrfn > t cooler toalsht la aortfc porflna-
Enr the I otter l.aheat Moderate fn
ItrUk ttraf ttlailai sbottera aad eaaler
f kl« afteraooa aarf toalabfi Mtarilat
Kraerallt fair.
The moo a *tU at !■» a. m. Satarrfaj 1
Taft, Roosevelt, Wilson and L M
FoUctte Are Making
Tour of State
Says There Can Be Worse Ca
lamities Than To Be De- |
nied Second Term
TRENTON, N. J.. May 24.—Wlt|3
i lire* candidates for the Republican
presidential nomination dellverlJ
l speeches from special traina. automfl
. Tdlca and trolley cars, and with Qom
Wood row Wilson, in a proclamation
I calling on the voters to support hiqj
for the Democratic nomination, a ne«|
high mark for exciting politics !■
New Jersey was set today.
While Col. Roosevelt and Preaideqjf
Taft were hustling here and therfl
their paths crossing and re-crossinfl
i Senator was pleadhfl
along to get a spare delegate or tw
who might be used to advantage fl
'Chicago next month. Just to shofl
that he was still In the ifl
| Varied on a program at 8 o'clock thfl
morning that Included speeches fl
Asbury Park. l>ong Branch, Na
ißrunswick, Perth Amboy. Plainflelß
Newark and Paterson.
“1 will tell the voters a few thlnJ
about the other candidates that wfl
open their eyes, he declared.
President Taft got away from
'ton at 8 o’clock. He admitted there
I could be worae calamities, so far M
he was concerned, than to be dealejj
|a second term. He was billed fJ
seve.al speeches before sleplng in
,the New York home of his brother
• tonight. The Taft smile was not al
much in evidence as on previous
!tours of the state, hut he was In good
lighting trim, and he overlooked no
chances to Land on his Oyster Bay op
Roosevelt was effervescing cordial
ity when he made his first appsap
ance at Burlington en route to Atlan
tic City. Hla program called for
speeches at various cities and a nlghj
[wind-up at Trenton. ..a, • r -jJ
] Stolen Bases—Moeller, Milan. "
Samuel Henry Says He Shot Pail
trolman Meisel “Because
He Felt Like It”
The confession made Thursday noon
by Samuel Henry, Negro, that he ha 4
shot Patrolman Frank O. Meisel threat
times, more than bore out the wouniw
ed officer’s statement of the cold#
blooded nature of the crime. Henrn
almost boasted of his crime, aad later,
in the.cell block of Central
so aroused his fellow prisoners, ami
officers who question him, that threat®!
of bodily harm were made against him
In cries from ail parts of the cell}
block. , in
Patrolman Ferd Kaiser, hearing at,
the Negro's confession, stopped whitin
pasting Hanfy's cell and asked hlncbji
"Why did you shoot that policeman TV
“Because I felt like it,” said tMB
Negro, with a sneer.
Kaiser was so enraged that he wall
trembling when he walked out of th#*
call block.
To Assistant Prosecutor Kosclnsk!
atid officers who questioned him In this.*
prosecutor's office, Henry coolly ns!f*
rated the details ot the shooting, say*
lug that lie fired because he didn’t lilt# '
the way the officer handled him jjjj
Ho said that after he sent one bill*;
let into Meisel, the policeman stag* '•
gered toward him. and lie fired anoth-s
er shot to stop him. Then, lookingf
over his shoulder as he ran away, hei
says he t hought he sakr Meisel reach *
for hifft pocket, and sent the third'
bullet into Meisel’* back.
Reports from St. Mary’s hospital, (
where Mleeel’s gallant fight for life
expected to be decided, on* way or,
the other, some time Friday, are tbnlj
there Is no perceptible change in h'.SA
condition. He i* conscious, and *tiß|£
maintains his cheery optimism.
He talked with Patrolman H. WV,
McKay, Friday rooming, and skid thnftt
lie expected to win the fight.
COPENHAGEN, May 24. —With
prestive pomp and ceremony, marked
by the presence of four kings, fouft
queens and two notables,
front all over Europe. In striking conji
trast loneliness and obscurity of
his sudden death in Hamburg, thfll
body of the late King Frederick VIIJJ
today was laid to rest in Fredericil
V.'s chapel at Roskilde, after lying
state sine* Monday In Cbrlstiansbor*
chapel. ■
After brief and simple private f*t*|
reral services in Christ innsboffl
chapel, the casket was placed In
hearse and driven through the stwW
to the railway station, past thousand#j
of Rihnt people with bared heads, anil
followed by the royal mourners anij
foreign reuresentatlvea on foot
NEW YORK May 24.—Tho stocß
market opcend strong, prtceg b«lng|
from fractious to almost n point mbovi
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