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SIXTEENTH YEAH. NO. 21 5.
Moose Open Meeting With T.R. Outburst i G. O.P. URGED TO BURY HATCHET SLAVS CLAIM CAPTURE OF 40,000 AUSTRIANS IN GREAT OFFENSIVE Vienna Admits Retreat of Three Miles Be fore Onrush BIG DRIVE ON BY CZAR’S MEN Canada Told To Pre pare for Severe Losses at Ypres TyONDON, June 7.- The interest of the military critic* of Europe 1* now centered on the armies of the ernr. The Bear's offensive has now been in operation for a week, each day glowing in length of line attack and in frequency of Infantry rushes. According to official announcement from Petrograd the drive has al ready resulted in the capture of nearly 40,000 prisoners, together with cannon and email arms. The erar has more than 1,000.000 men m v*«ed along the line from the Pripet marshes to Pruith. In the Bessarabian region, critics believe. The Austrian defenders are of but half that number Vienna last night offictoiy admllt ted that the Austrians were com pelled to withdraw their lines north of Jkwa to positions “prepared a little more than three miles to the south” This means that the first effective impression of the new Russian drive has been made at the most vital point of the front under attack, just north of the Rukowlna-Bessarabia border, OTTAWA. Ont., June 7. —Past night's list of Canadian officers who have fallen in the Sanctuary woods battle It. the Ypres region brings the letal up to 18b, h nd advices at the military department say the number Is still far from complete Though the exact extent of the losses among all ranks is not known, there is enough to Indicate that It will rank with the memorable St. Jullen engagement and that the Ca nadian people must he prepared for a .'navy roll of casualties. Latest advices are that the Canadians have been relieved. News of heavy casualties has been feared for some time, in fact ever since the Canadians, three months ago. were assigned to hold the tip of the Ypres salient, which is looked upon as the most hazardous point upon the British line OSBORNE LIKELY TO RUN IF T.R. DOES LANSING, Mirh., June 7.—ls Roosevelt Is nominated at Chicago by the Republicans, Onv. FVrrls be lleves Chase 8. Osborne will be a candidate for the Republican guber natorial nomination In Michigan, and if Mr. Oaborne gets In Ferris desires to run against him. Therefore, Oov. Ferris has announced that after the Chicago convention he will declare whether he will again be a can didate If Roosevelt heads a third party ticket the governor Is not so sure he will get In. Uncle Joe, Accosted By Bibulous Delegate', Feels Illy Rewarded By CHAS. T. SCHERMERHORN. CHICAGO, 111., June 7.—-I wish 1 were nn artist and were capable of drawing for the readers of The Time* the expression on the conn tenanre of ' Uncle Joe" Cannon, in the Congre s hotel, yesterday, when a delegate a little the worse fni liquor, Introduced himself to the old fellow like this: ‘Uncle Joe, shak' hands" "Uncle Joe" removed th> cigar he had In hi* teeth and ex tended the same right hand tlur brought down the gavel *o man} time* when ho woo speaker of tb LAWYER’S SON TELLS HIS STORY Says Father’s Body Was Kept Under Lock and Key SUES TO RECOVER $30,000 ESTATE Cleveland Man Died Under Suspicious Circumstances Joseph C. Morris was the chief witness, Wednesday morning, In the suit he is bringing to recover the estate his father, Charles L. Fish, a Cleveland lawyer, turned ever to Mrs. Tillic A. Vyse, In whose home :in Cleveland Fish died iu 1903. The son assumed the name of Morris for theatrical reasons, he explained ou the stand. Wednesday morning. Morris has hud an interesting career. He has been a laney rifle shot, a turkish bath house pro prietor. the organizer of unnumbered l ainueenient resorts, a theatrical pro ducer. n playwright and a travelogue lecturer. That Mrs. Vyse. after receiving the (30,C00 from Morris’ father, whom she was taking care of at the time of his death, had made over the money to her mother. Mrs. Mary A. Riehatds and sister, Maud A. Kuhn, and had been spumed by them after they bad invested It in real estate was one of the enlighten ing points in the earlier testimony. Mrs Maud Kessler, a daughter of Mis. Vyse and a niece of Mrs. Maud A. Kuhn, testified that she was sent by her mother to ask lor a note for $7,0 and was peremptorily refused This happened on two occasions, the sister and mother declaring that she would have to get rid of her hus band. John 8 Vv§e. Mrs. Vyse subsequently came to Detroit and finally shot herself with s revolve.' In 1903, tlie Rev. John A. Gabriels, assistant pastor of the 58. Peter and Paul's cathedral, testified. Further testimony that Fish had died under suspicious circumstances while he was lr> the bands of Mrs Vyse was Introduced. Wednesday morning, bv Moiris himself, follow ing the reading of a Mon day, from Miss Rachel I. Wing, a niece. Morris said that Mrs. Vyse kept his father's bod} under lock nnd key and that he had hnd to threaten to gel an officer before he could stcure possession of It. I)ont Forget, Next Sunday. Kikn | wife expects von to tak- her so dollar turkey dinner. Hotel Orta* wold. -llui Boom. !2 "0 to K:3o j. m Adv. tinner of representatives and the gavel wan needed to save the party "Uncle Jo#*." aatd the delegate, "you are tho man for thta convention to nominate for U. si. rrefldent. "Uncle Joe” took a good look at thr delegate and then at hie elsnr, whlrh hr replaced at the amoking point, and then another l«K)k at the 1r legate, nnd then at the celling, • i,h nn expreaalon that seemed to ay. "It muit be true that I am get iic old, and In the way." The eg ression seemed to eay, "After all h«r»e year* of faithful party aer : . See, haa H «ome to thla." DETROIT TIMES MOUSEMEET WITH OLD TIME W’ Perkins All Cheered Up After Talk With T. R. YELLS AND CHEERS REND THE AIR Roosevelt Songs Rouse Crowd to High Pitch of Enthusiasm By H. L. RENNICK. [Staff ('orrespondent United Press ) AUDITORIUM, CHICAGO, June 7.—The Progressive Na tional convention went wild 3b minutes after it assembled to day. at the first mention of Theodore Roosevelt's name from the platform. The delegates cheered, yelled, shouted, jumped up In the air, and waved banners and every thing else they could find when Temporary Chairman Robins ' named Roosevelt as the “great est leader of hit time,” one minutes after he had started speaking. “The nation is clamoring for one man—Roosevelt,” Robins declared in his keynote speech. Robins named the colonel as the bravest and wisest leader of the people in our time, the fore most private citizen of the world." “We have listened to the wrangling voices of the selfish, narrow groups,” said Robins. "What we want is the nation’s favorite son, not the favorite son of any state.” AUDITORIUM, CHICAGO, June 7.-—At 1:32 p. m., the dem onstration for Roosevelt had been on exactly 30 minutes. AUDITORIUM —CHICAGO, June 7. —Progressive convention called to order by National Chairman Victor Murdock, of Kansas, at 12:27 p m. A fat tenor In the balcony led the crowd in singing Roosevelt songs. The only ones on the n<»or who were not enthused or standing on their chairs were either dumb or paralyz ed, If seemed from the pres.-, stands. The convention hall was a medley of college yells, rebel yells and western war-whoops. “If Teddy were president, where would Villa be?” was the sign on th*> New Mexico banner, which brought cheer alter cheer from the crowd. The bal conies were well filled at noon, many of the spectators being women. There wm a fair sprinkling of wom en on the floor among the western delegations, and several sat on the platform directly in front of tho speaker’s stand Among them were Mrs. Mary Satterwhlte, of Los An goles, nnd Mrs. Brutus Junius Clay, of Richmond. Ky.. wife of former Ambassador (.’lav, to Switzerland Mrs. Clay's grandfather . \wt<d the I 4 onlliiiiril nn l’ii(i> Tnol THE WEATHER Detroit and vicinity i M eilneidn y fight noil Thiir.rirt?, rain, Mlonfd hi elenrlnn Th-.ir-iflsiy afternoon: Mfon* •nnlh to •ntithti r«t iilihK. I'Oner Ml-htiiiini I'rohnhh ruin Wednesday nluht nnd Tb*? rul. j m ifnlna, lollunril hj elettrlni: I'liura. and» }. t nper l.nlteai Sfronn ■Mftlms nlniU hrmmtng west on l.nlte 'Pi hi ■ Mill Mrni.j* rn.t .hlftliic. t« nor'h nf*l on Lake. Hilton and snvrrlori rnln this nffrrnoon hi it toniuhti Thitr.dn) pnrtl> cloudy rs-epf prnb aMy ratn nn l.ake Huron anil ext rente en.t Superior. Storm onrirlnux ordered ilnnn on extreme aoiiltiern XllrMann and con tinued nnrtkrnat wnrnlna. on Lake Huron. Loner Leke.i sironii aouth xhlft tiiK to MiuthtTmi nn Lake t-'.rle nnd Irvth to atrniid ce».t to nnufli n linl nn OntnriiM prol fihl) rnln tnniuht mill Thuraday. Somlicnat h;or« warning* lire eon tinned on Lake Krlr at Pi.TO a. 10. The Mornt l» central aver l.iiltr Michi gan, mrrllliß nerthen.fi .tronu e»l»*- erl) txlnda on Lake Huron nnd «-niih enat, > tilftlna to n-nilliwr-) on I'rle. mini's Tpuenn in hi-:* On. in VS 111 it, m fid T a. in OK || «, m S7 Na. ta. ait IJ n00n,,,,,,, Si 0 a. m (Ml 1 p. in a? Hip hr*t temperature thin date la Cat 40 rear a, SS to ISltt Iravat, as MTS. WEI) N K SDAY, JUNE 7 , 1916. BAKER KIN VOTE SSOO FOR PROBE Want to Know If $700,- 000,000 Estate Is Real Or a Myth COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED Whether or not Col. Jacob S. Bak er s (700 000,000 Philadelphia estate I s mythical, ranking with the famous • apt. Kid treasure, or a reality, Michigan, Ohio and Canadian heirs, numbering nbout 30C will spend $7.00 to find out. After various fruitless attempts to prove themselves direct kin of tho colonel i.t the afternoon session of the supposed Bak«r heirs In the Dan ish Brotherhood hall, Tuesday after noon, the gathering decided to find out if they were following a scent with a laugh at the end. So a committee of six was appoint ed, and a resolution passed, appro priating S3OO by subscription for the < \pense of the Inquiry. The commit tee will be sent to Philadelphia to engage a reputable firm of lawyers to investigate the claim Joseph K. Fletcher, for 40 years deputy recorder of deeds In Fhila delphla, nnd at prfsent, recorder, de clares that the estate is mythical. Mr. Fletcher staled that the heirs of the Ball, Baker, Coates and Pegs ancestry were continually writing Into the office of the recorder of deeds to establish a claim to the millions. From two to three in quiries a week are received from people who believe themselves heirs. The meeting adjourned at II o'clock, Tuesday night, but belated “heirs” braved the elements. Wed nesday morning, to see if the session was still on. A woman, much ex cited, said she had been reading about ihe meeting for several days, but thought nothing about it until Tuesday night, when it. suddenly popped into her head she might be nn heir. “Arc you an heir?” she was a c ked. ' Well now, that's something 1 don’t know, but I think I am.” Bhe said »h*» had relative* by the name of Baker, ard that they wer rt born in the region with other alleged Baker heirs. She was told that the fortune was merely a “pipe drenm," but this did not disco irage her. and she went < n her war, seemingly hap py in the belief that she was on the trail of a million or so. DAVID STOTT LAID TO REST Funeral of Well-Known Capi i talist and Miller Is large ly Attended Following simple services in th® residence, No. 1700 Jefferson ave., solemn requiem mass was held Wedn ’sday morning. In SS Peter and Paul Jesuit church, for David St oft, one of Detroit's most promi nent citizens nnd business men. The requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Lahey, S. J., assisted by other Jesuit priests. In the throng of friends and acquaint ances in the church were many Knights of Columbus and Knights of Equity in which organizations Mr 3tc.lt bad taken nn active in terest Men prominent In the com- Tnerclal and financial circles of the city paid last tribute to the man with whom for many years they had been associated In a business w ay. The casket was borne to Mt. Oli vet by a group of close friends of Mr. Slott. NO BARBER SHOP WAITS <>ur extra force of expert bnrbrr* will r«v • > oil ttnir. If»lr cuttler JSo. Hotel •triswol.l Barber Shop,— ,\dv. YISITINfi KNIGHTS will find ti c Hotel nrlswold Sfto noon. rlit\ lunch to be the best In Detroit, —Adv. XSsxno Mineral Tarfttak k«fka liar mrs and v*mn 1 •i>*n ail m*aL ’ Adv. TEMPLARS CHEEREO BY THOUSANDS Great Throng Greets Sir Knights on Line of March OVER 2,500 MEN ARE IN LINE Double Cross Forma tion Is Inspiring Spectacle As the martial music of many bands broke over thousands that lined the downtown streets, Wed nesday afternoon, 2,500 plumed knights, bearing glittering swords, swung into Woodward ave., from Jefferson, and swept up Detroit’s principal thoroughfare before the re viewing stand In Orand Circus park, mid almost continuous cheering. The impressive spectacle was the big event of the sixtieth annual con clave of the grand commander}-, Michigan Knights Templar, which was to have been held in the morn Ing but whs postponed until 3 o’clock because of rain. As the commanderies melted into the side streets of Grand Circus park they reassembled and returned in a double cross mass formation, making up the most striking fea ture of the parade. Riding ahead of the solid mass of commanderies was the mounted po lice escort; then came the mount ed officers and aides of the com manderies, followed by the bands of 1.000 pieces, massed. Marching 12 abreast, except at the arms of the cross, which were formed by three platoons, or 36 men abreast, the living douhlp rnaltrse cross mov ed in perfect unison to the hands playing "Onward Christian Sol diers.” The double cross marched to the river, where the commanderies dis persed. American Woolen* announce* the quarterly dividend of HL% on the preferred stork nnd 1H on the common stock, both payable Juiy 15. To the Taxpayers of Detroit: Do You Want the Council Proceedings Published or Buried ? ; In the official proceedings of the council, under the heading < oni munleatlon from the Controller,” on page 10 of this issue of Ihe rimes, vou Will find two bids for the official printing the ensuing year. The Detroit Times, now the official paper of the city, proposes (1) to print the council proceedings for 4<i% ofT schedule or 6o cents an inch nnd (2) to print general tax and assessment sales for 10' < ofT schedule <>i r.ti cents for each description for the former and 72 cents for each descrip tion for the latter. The council proceedings are published every week; th tax and assessment sales four weeks In the year. The Detroit. Legal News, absolutely disqualified as a bidder under U.* specifications which rail for service in the HOME EDITION of ad: IB newspaper of general circulation, proposes (1) to print the council proceed ings for 66 2-3'V off schedule or 33 1-3 cents an inch; nnd (2) to print gen eral tax and assessment sales for 42'r off schedule or 2.>.2 rents for each description for the former and 46 4 cents for each description for tie 1 at»« r. It is enlightening to you, taxpayers of ine City of Detroit, to not< that you get this information officially ami conveniently today at your home because it is appearing under a contract (at a rate lover than com merclnl advertisers pay) in the home edition of a dailv newspapci el general circulation. If It were appearing In the Detroit Legal News you would not get it m your home; you would have to go down town to get it, and the actual ex penses if you were able to find a copy—would be as much, In a single day ns it will cost the taxpayer who takes The Times to hare the pro ceedings published in full and delivered at his home every day for a year, in excess of what the Legal News propone.- to charge fur having the city business buried in a class paper of no home distribution whatever and of only nominal professional circulation. This Is the whole story, brought down to the practical concern of the average taxpayer. Leaving out of consideration ihe illegality of the Legal News as a bidder (the supreme court having adjudged it a general news paper only in the sense of being a legal medium for the publica*ion of probate notices, nnd the like) the entire question relates to the fulfillment of the intent of the charter the fullest possible publicity of municipal ac tlvltles in order that those who foot the bills may know. It’s a question whether the taxpayers want publicity in the expenditure ot sll .ono.ooo annually or whether they want mystery and obscurity. If it Is publicity the people want The Times has faith that they are willing to pay at least cost for sueli service especially when The Times stands ready to prove that It Is giving service in consideration of the volume of business at cost and below what regular mercantile advertisers are paying. Th«> News and Us zealous sponsors, the News and Free Press, are presenting this absurdity In the guise of a saving of $20,000 to the city. As If there could be any saving in wasting. If It is retrenchment this strange newspaper confederacy is honestly aaaking, why do thay not advocate the elimination of publicity altogether? It to only 9. step from aeml aocraoy to auppreaalon HARDING, IN KEYNOTE AGGRESS, PLEADS FOR PARTY REUNITED ON A j BASIS OF STEADFAST AMERICANISM SPY BLAMED IN DEATH OF KITCHENER British Public Demands Internment Os All Alien Enemies RECRUITING IS STIMULATED Lloyd George and Rob ertson Talked Os As Chief’s Successors LONDON, June 7.—Premier Asquith has taken charge of the war office temporarily, it was announced today. BY UNITED PREBB. LONDON, June 7. —A marked stimulus to recruiting today—the last day under the voluntary group system—and a general demand for the internment of all enemy aliens in Great Britain, regardless of age, sex or naturalization, are the im mediate resultants of the death of Kitchener. There is possibility of a politi cal atruggle in the background con cerning the appointment of his suc cessor. This lies in the fact that some believe the post should go y> a civilian, while others are for the appointment of a military man, pre ferably Sir William Robertson, (o»nttane4 na Po*e Two) foh ntiTni ss iFTrn wf.als I nr Horaford’a Meltl I’hn.phnle Gives prompt relief to nausea, sick headache and acid stomach.—Adv. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION AT A GLANCE Meets at 11 u. m. Temporary chairman. Warren G. Harding, of Ohio, makes "key note" speech. Resolutions committee begins open hearings on platform- Senator William E. Borah an nounces withdrawal from presi dential race. Allies claim three times num ber of votes that Hughes has. Hitchcock claims for Hughes more than total number of favor ite sons’ votes. Informal get-together negotia tions still pending between Re publicans and Progressives. 160 KILLED IN SERIES OF STORMS Cyclones Work Havoc In Mid-Southwestern States STEAMER IS OVERTURNED MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 7.—More than 160 persona were killed by a series of cyclones which swept sec tions of Tennessee, Mississippi, southwestern Missouri, Arkansas and western Kentucky Monday night, reports today show. This death list includes 30 per sons reported missing when the (Continued on l’»ff Two) B\ leaving the public without e\en the alternative of pursuing the pub* Hr bed" proceedings with a requisition from tnc governor, they could sar# another $20,000! The Times wants to say to the taxpayers, in conclusion, that it cannot he goaded b\ this confederac\ of malcontent publishers into converting this . question of ’ihe wi est municipal publicity Into n newspaper brawl. That is the all too familiar outcome of the discussion of public pollctet in thi communiD of vinegar-spirited newspapers, where the initially* of one publisher is a signal for the onslaught of the others. We are content to go to the taxpayers with the itaue. If you fa*l that The Time*-the only qualified bidder, submitting a proposal to glv* th# c iy real publicity «t bare coat of the aervice— is entitled to the award, w* • suggest that you let the alderman of your ward know it. Give them impressive evidence that you appreciate the privilege of reading the council proceedirg* at your own fireside, by phoning or writ ing them at once. Do not delay. The matter of publicity or secrecy it to be settled at the meeting of the printing committee at the city hall- Thursday morning, and in the meeting of the council next Tuesday evening. J It is a question too vital to be neglected: it ia an issue every taxpayer should take a personal interest in. Th- Times is willing to have it settled in the open. <jm That veu may be r< ly to disabuse the nund of your aldermen of th* i faDr impression? plant' and there by The Times' envious newspaper neigk» j whose distress over the securing of this contract by The Tires* , last ye:ir has been so deep and lasting that It has led them to bury thslr ' own nick Tings for the time and divert their slanders toward The Time*— we recapitulate the situation In l'jor,. when The Times entered the competition for the city printing, rj the Tribune pn osed to do the work for 39 cents an inch. It was awardstl* The Times Rt 30 cents. l With the growth of the circulation of The Times, It pointed out to controller that It could not afTord to put it* service against th# limlt*4j| distribution of the News' morning oditlon. The specifications were thereupon amended so that The Times w*gf required to give publication In Ur Noon edition only, and for this »arvl*gj the rate was reduced to around 20 cents. m There it remained until the contract ngaln called for publication e*M plete in all home editions, and it was this requirement—ln coDn*oUfi| with the doubling of The Times’ circulation and the marked tner**** t|l com of production* that made It neceasary for The Time# to fit * prttfej commensurate with the amplified service. j| Similar conditions having compelled the other dally newap*p*m *f| the City to drop out of the bidding altogether, it developed whm th* poaals were opened that The Times was the only bidder—* thing It O*WH not be aware of when its proposal was submitted, of coura*. i We leave It to the tax payers to form their own Judgment *• t* Mjfl malevolence and other malign motive* that have prompted th* N*xvt flfljH Free Brea* to construe this circumstance a* a conspiracy to **nk th* *ML4 ONE CENT. G. 0. P. Convention Opening Lacks En thusiasm HUGHES “DEAD,” FAVORITES ASSERT COLISEUM, CHICAGO, Jtm* ■ 7. —Convention adjourned *1 i 1:28 p. m. until 11 a. m. tomorv row. BY PERRY ARNOCO* (Staff Correspondent United Press.} $j COLIMKUM, CHICAGO, Jun* T/—# Under the handicap ot a drab, dnM ; day, with a rain-soaked assemblage the Republican National conYMtiaguj got under way. The we*th*r wag \ plainly on the nerves of tho** who quieted down at 11:28, when Cbskp | man Charles D. llllles' gavel toll, St * minutes ufter the time o*L It wasn’t until Temporary Chair*,j man Warren O. Harding had gotta* well along In his "keynote” sp***h that the air really warmed up. Thi > Ohioan, reputed to b* on* ot th* handsomest men In the Untied i States senate and & polished apeato - er, drew the first old-fashioned hatt» - 1 rocking spontaneous applause who** j Having warmed up himself and wan*> J ed bis rain-soaked audience, h* pleaded for a navy "that toar* no** y in the w'orld.” Applause that la*t*A through a minute of frenzied cheer* greeted his declaration that th* United Slates should "not be t**> , proud to fight.” Harding greeted an audience th*ft j was wet and cold, sneezing with *§> ‘ proachiug colds, and unccmfortahl* in the rmisty atmosphere of tb* great hall. He got a politely gnp v clous reception, but as hia peU*h*4 phrases sunk into the audience h* gradually warmed the air. The Ilf , 000 persons began to forget their sniffles, their cold feet and W*. clothes. “Americanism” was the keynot* 1 and party unit} the appeal of Be*. Warren G. Harding’a speech, form*}* 7 ly opening the convention. The ▼B#k. (Continued on Pace Tore.) Frlntlna —Ike plain neat kind—ljUlt !■ rl*ht —Times Job l)fMt-—Mala 4*to