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
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
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
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
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
Says Father’s Body
Was Kept Under
Lock and Key
SUES TO RECOVER
Cleveland Man Died
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
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
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.
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."
Perkins All Cheered
Up After Talk
With T. R.
YELLS AND CHEERS
REND THE AIR
Roosevelt Songs Rouse
Crowd to High Pitch
By H. L. RENNICK.
[Staff ('orrespondent United Press )
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 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
“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
“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.”
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
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.
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
Storm onrirlnux ordered ilnnn on
extreme aoiiltiern XllrMann and con
tinued nnrtkrnat wnrnlna. on Lake
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
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
WEI) N K SDAY, JUNE 7 , 1916.
Want to Know If $700,-
000,000 Estate Is Real
Or a Myth
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
“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.
LAID TO REST
Funeral of Well-Known Capi
i talist and Miller Is large
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
The casket was borne to Mt. Oli
vet by a group of close friends of
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.
will find ti c Hotel nrlswold Sfto noon.
rlit\ lunch to be the best In Detroit,
XSsxno Mineral Tarfttak k«fka
liar mrs and v*mn 1 •i>*n ail m*aL
Great Throng Greets
Sir Knights on Line
OVER 2,500 MEN
ARE IN LINE
Double Cross Forma
tion Is Inspiring
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
The double cross marched to the
river, where the commanderies dis
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
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
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
IN DEATH OF
British Public Demands
Internment Os All
Lloyd George and Rob
ertson Talked Os As
LONDON, June 7.—Premier
Asquith has taken charge of the
war office temporarily, it was
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
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.
AT A GLANCE
Meets at 11 u. m.
Temporary chairman. Warren
G. Harding, of Ohio, makes "key
Resolutions committee begins
open hearings on platform-
Senator William E. Borah an
nounces withdrawal from presi
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.
Cyclones Work Havoc
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#
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
G. 0. P. Convention
Opening Lacks En
COLISEUM, CHICAGO, Jtm* ■
7. —Convention adjourned *1 i
1:28 p. m. until 11 a. m. tomorv
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*.
“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
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