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EIGHT PARTS
Including
Star's Sunday Magazine
and
COLORED COMIC SECTION
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WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 16. 1!>12*
HEARINGS ENDED;
TIME, 235
Decisions by National Com
mitttee Give Him Sixty-Two
More Delegates.
CLOSING HOURS MARKED
BY BITTER WRANGLES
President Gets Twenty-Six in Texas,
Fourteen in Washington.
COL. CECIL LYON FIGHTS HARD
Says He Will Return in Four Years
and Many of Those Against
Him Will Be Missing
Then.
TAFT GETS 62 MORE.
Total numln-r of contests lieurd,
JM. I
Taft <!?'!? gates seated, 21V
Roosevelt delegates seat?d. IP.
Today's results:
For Taft?Texas delegates at
large. V; iirst. second, fourth, fifth,
seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and
fourteenth districts, IK; total. "2?i.
Virginia d< legates at large. 4: first,
second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth,
eighth and tenth districts. 1??; total, ;
li>. Washington delegates at large.
V first, second and third districts.
??; total. 14 District of Columbia. 2.
For Roosevelt?Texas, third and
fifteenth districts. 4:. North Car
olina. fourth district. 2.
Total for Taft today.
Total for Roosevelt today.
CHICAGO, June 15.? Its closing
hours attended by exhibitions of tense
partisan and personal feeling among
its members, the republican national
committee concluded tonight the hear
ing of the contests involving 254 seats
in the national convention which is to
; ssemble Tuesday.
The sum of Its work is: Roosevelt,
?: Taft. 235.
President Taft today received 62
? elevates. Col. Roosevelt 6. All of
'ashington's 14 went to the Presi
? cnt. against the protests of Senator
I *oIndex tee that the "country would
.Hdge the case." Out of Texas he ae
ired 28 c-t the contested 30. over the
liostrate form of Col. Cecil A. Lyon,
who declared "you may depose me
row. but I will be back four years
from now, when many of you will
In Virginia, where the issue was
lirawn between negro voters and the
regular state organization, the Presi
?M4ent received the entire contested dele
gation of twenty. In the District of
? olumbla he won two. Committeeman
Sidney Bieber going to defeat with tbe
koosevelt delegation.
Texas Cases Fought Hard.
The finish of the long contest hearing
?as marked by incidents more strong
ly Indicative of the division between
the Taft and Roosevelt forces than at
any time In the preceding days. Col.
Lyon fought each of the Texas con
test cases personally, and was defeated
in all but two of them.
In the end he was called upon to fight
a resolution for an investigation and re
organization of the whole structure of the '
republican party in Texas. Presented by
Thomas L. Devine of Colorado, it pro
posed a subcommittee of three from the
national committee to attempt a change ;
;n the republican organization of (lie state
that would destroy the system of county,
: ? presentation described by the Taft at
torneys as a survival of the "rotten
rough" methods of England.
Committeeman Lyon declared he would
.gut such a proposal to the end. lie
:?..d many of the members of the commlt
t?< thus trying to dei?ose him, had been
themselves deposed and would be missing
?rom the committee room four years from
now. when he would again return.
I have heard much recently of the
!??? fla>s" and the 'ueturn from Blba.'"
lie said " I give you fair warning that
t you persist in the way you are going
t re will be a repetition of another
I .More incident, the commune "
Personal Combat Threatened.
le Washington cases, almost the last
engage the committee's attention be
to c tin conclusion of its ten days' work,
o preceded by a threatened personal
f hi bat between Francis J. Ileney and
?'ommitteeman Kennedy of North Dakota,
which was prevented only by the inter
ference of their associates.
When the Virginia cases were called a
. ->nsolidation of all of them, involving
Twenty votes, was announced by former
Senator Dick The issue as presented to
tn> ommittee by W. il Brown, a negro
Roosevelt attorney, was <<n? of exclusion ?
of negro voters, lie declared the repub
lican leaders in Virginia had attempted
to build a "white man's party" and that
convention- were called to meet where
negroes could not atteud.
Tm Roosevelt contesting delegation ln
cl tided ten negro delegates. Brown re
leried to the dominating republicans in
Virginia as "political pirates and para
>it. s." In Norfolk, he said, the conven- I
lion had lw-eii called in a restricted dis
til'*. National Committeeman A. H. j
Martin of Virginia, he declared, had a
compa< t with the democratic party to pre.
v, n? negroes holding office In Norfolk.
The Taft delegation at large from Vir
ginia included National Committeeman
Martin. Representative Slemp, It. H.
Ann* 11 and it K. Cabell, collector of in
ternal revenue.
Says Negroes Attended Meetings.
L. 1'. Summers, appearing for the Taft
del* gates. declared no negroes had l>een
pui iblted from taking part in the repub
lican meetings. They attended meetings
and conventions in many districts, he de
clared.
Mr Summers' statement that he "did
not know where the negro delegates got
money enough to come here to Chicago
and make this contest" precipitated a few
excited moments in the committee room.
Me-nbers of the negro delegation Juinp
< 1 t-> their feet and de< la red they were
better able to pay their own way than
Air Summers was able to pay his. They
continued to shout protests against Mr.
Summers* statement while the chairman
rapped his el and called for order.
f> 1. (Jrytier of Norfolk declared lie had
. ? affidavits from two negroes who partici
pated in the state convention that noinl
tConiinued on Fifteenth Page.; ,
FEW TROPHIES WON
j BY 'HEAD HUNIERS'
Colonels Delegate Persuaders
Find None Willing to
"Listen to Reason."
I "GRAVEL TRAIN" SMOOTHS
OUT THE TEXAS SITUATION
Delegations Expected to "Get Down
to Brass Tacks" Today.
; GRGNNA MAKES EM SIT UP
Favoring of Former President in
Case of Emergency Causes Com
ment?Stampede Fizzle Re
vives Third Party Talk.
BY N: O. MESSENGER.
< HICAGO. 111., Juno i5._\veIl. tlie
stunt of l came. I saw. I conquered,"
was pulled off. and still the Chicago river
, has not been set atire, although the
, .<oo>e\elt men claim it is smoldering at
I the bottom.
The colonel came in as per picturesque
program and in truly T. R. style. The
rough riders were on the job, there were
bands salore, playing both ends against
the middle with our two dear old conven
tion favorites, "There Will Be a Hot
Time in the Old Town Tonight" and "The
Gangs All Here," very sonorous. He
made a speech from the balcony and all
that sort of thing, and then the crowd
turned to other thoughts.
I hem s not votes in the convention. '
said a westerner, pointing with a stubby
thumb to the rooters who had lit them
selves up like a cathedral while waiting
for the arrival of their hero. Which,
taken b> and large, may be considered
a rather sapient, if illiterate, remark.
The colonel had something to think
about immediately upon arriving. The
steam roller?they are beginning to call
it the gravel train" now?had been
busy all afternoon, with pretty satis
factory results to the Taftltes. They
had rolled out the Texas situation to
the satisfaction of the Taft men and
| the intense indignation of Cecil Lyon.
I?yon Foreshadows Outcome.
However, the Taft men "needed the
money," and there you are. Cecil Lyon
foreshadowed the outcome In a storv
lie told about the supereanine accom
plishments of a rat terrier, the point of
which was "but dot dog vas a ratter
und rattin' vas his ftltiness."
?,Th* !'he*d hunters brigade" was busy
unrler stress of condi
l abandon the forms of polite
w nM revert to terms admissible
fm th M' ^ this ^xPression re
f ihi!,,C?rn ttee of th* Roosevelt
zr char?ed With the dutv
of begging, borrowing or-no, I won't
k? s' becaus? that is not club
able-delegates who hold themselves
free moral agents," and who are
amenable only, as Dr. Bedloe says, to
the voice of reason."
,?e head hunters UP to P""sent writing
have brought in but few trophies. They
axe making loud claims of what thev ex
?!M?t0 1?Kbu^ lt is ,,ke S?ide at the
fishing club who says "if you'd only been
here last week you coufcd have caught
some beauties." s
in^hiiih01 If; hfada are 8car<*e and com
ng high, with the market going up etead
h?K t, ryn,cal oId Politician, who has a
hob-nailed conscience?and liver too
"Whvb,?Y/maxkefl to th* writer "toda^;
JI - ' haven t seen such pickings since
Places on the credentials com
nlttee ran up to four figures. I will
rreKr !?.ye myse,f for not getting Into
the bread line on this game." whereupon
Staitp" ,n" o"
Discount Stampede Talk.
The coming of Roosevelt was widely
heralded as the first move in an effort to
stampede the convention. One of the re
actionary. mos.s-ches.ted. case-hardened
old standpatters in the Taft group boast
fully remarked that it would be just as
feasible to "stampede Lake Michigan."
However, he may have another euess
coming before it is over Anyhow
V\et: your m?ney in your
or t^o,l, T ''rS ??k >ni OVf_r for a day
or two. There are some very dlsauietinji
rumors about disaffection In this Taft
delegation and the other, and. as ha"
S*n'h " AT-' ,,ut' nobod> really has a
cin< h on this game yet
tacks'" t0f?h? ,We >'1 to brass
, delegations heirin to me^t
to arrange their members of the various
committees, credentials and so on and
there well be test votes. ,v "show down "
otirraJd"k^n01t V<"" pad ?n? P?n
4.xc?4,.k.TP^?,rso,r,ts ??
It is a fierce game, everybody holding
s ,r ,,
to scratch a match. enougn
Oronna Makes 'Em Sit XJp.
Taft and Roosevelt leaders sat up and
took notice tonight when it became i
, known that Senator Oronna of North
I Dakota had made the statement that if
the time came in the convention when
the I-a ollette forces had to make a
choice between the two candidates that
they would throw their support to the!
former President. Senator Oronna is one
| of the La h ollette leaders, lie is takin"
| Part in the I a Folktte councils dav by
day. and although not a delegate "may
have a hand in directing the La Follette
j fu'ht in the convention.
, All week the 1 aft and Roosevelt lead
ers have bee,, anxiously awaiting word
j from the i a toilette headquarters There
, have U-en conflicting reports as to the
I purposes of the 1m F ollette men, but until
today the belief was quite generally en
tertained that In the event of a show
| down, ihe followers of the Wisconsin
! ?? nator would go to Taft as the lesser
I of two undesirables. Senator Oronna to
day made the statement t^?t if an
emergency arose that seemed to compel
; tiie La Follete men to go to one candi
date or the other he would advise sup
| port of Roosevelt.
According to Senator Oronna the La
Follette men will put forward a candi
date for the office of temporary chair
man. Just who will be placed in nom
ination by them has not been decided.
It probably will be Gov. McGovern.
Colonel's Headquarters Opened.
i RoO??velt headquarters for the visit
I ing delegates opened tonight in the
Florentine room. Imagine an apart
i ment about a hundred and fifty feet
j long, at the far end of which is a great
I painting of T. R. in hunting costume,
waving his hat over a dead lion. The
poor lion looks so pathetic in contrast
t" R s j.ibllancy one immediately j
iCcnUnued ou Second i'ace.J |
Thousands Cheer Him on Ride
From Railroad Station
to His Hotel.
CALIFORNIA DELEGATION
ESCORTS ITS CANDIDATE
Colonel Appears on Balcony and Ad
dresses Large Crowd.
ALMOST MOBBED BY THRONG
Sees Senator Dixon, George W. Per
kins. Gilford Pinchot and Others.
Has Made No Definite
Plans.
f HTCAGO. June 13.?Col. Theodore
Roosevelt, wearing his new fighting hat,
a compromise between a sombrero and a
rough rider's headgear, came into Chi
cago late today, and was acclaimed by
thousands of his supporters and admirers.
The hat was in the air throughout the
automobile ride from I^a Salle street sta
tion to the Congress Hotel, waving sa
lutes of acknowledgment of the cheers
that marked the former President's prog
ress.
Mr. Roosevelt declared tonight that he
had not mapped out a plan of campaign.
He was in consultation for several hours
with the managers of his candidacy, and
then assumed charge in person of "this
naked fight between corrupt politicians
and thieves and the plain people.'* He
would not discuss hts probable appear
ance on the floor of the convention, but
there was no doubt among the delegates
tonight but that he will be there. Col.
Harry New, in charge of convention ar
rangements. said Mr. Roosevelt had not
applied for a seat.
"If he does apply, we will do the best
we ran for him," said Col. New; "but
unfortunately all of the good seats are
gone."
Three Brass Bands.
Early in the day it was announced
at the Roosevelt headquarters that the
colonel's arrival would be absolutely de
void of the spectacular. Many of the
delegates, however, would not have It
thus, and when the train bearing the
candidate finally rolled Into the station
there were three bands and a cheering
multitude there to greet him. The Cali
fornia delegation, the most aggressive and
outspoken of tb? Roo*evolt adherent*??*
delegation which today issued a but
thinly veiled threat of independent action
if things did not go well for the colonel
in the convention?marched to the sta
tion in a body and escorted Col. Roose
velt to his hotel. They bore aloft a ban
ner which read: "California refuses to try
tltle to property before the thief w.io
stole lu'" And on the reverse side:
"California's solid twenty-six for Theo
dore Roosevelt."
The banner caught the colonel's eye at
once, and he beamed with pleasure.
Later, as he stood on the balcony of his
hotel and made a brief address to a
throng which blocked all traffic on Mich
igan boulevard for half an hour, he al
luded to the sign, and made the so-called
"thefts" of the republican national com
mittee the topic of his remarks.
Appears in Fine Fettle.
Col. Roosevelt appeared to be in fine
fettle and to thoroughly enjoy being on
the battle ground in person. It was frankly
acknowledged that long distance telephon
ing and telegraphing had tried the candi
date s patience. His reception here was all
that he could have desired. The streets
from the station to the hotel were lined
with people, and many hundreds of the
more enthusiastic among the admirers
crowded about the automobile, making
progress both slow and dungerous to the
unheeding pedestrians. Col. Roosevelt
stood up in his machine during the en
tire distance, waving his hat and smiling
^characteristic fashion to the right and
The band which led the way kept up a
continuous crash of music, while the two
in the rear were equally busy. The tune
that was most In favor was the battle i
s.on* of San Juan Hill and Santiago:
T nfJ^. - Tlme 'n th<? ?,d T?Wn
Tonight. When the vast throng in
front of his hotel was clamoring for the
apP?ar and make an address
the bands piayed 'Hail. Ha.l, the Gang's
' Everybody's Doing It Now" was not
neglected, but made up the third of the
trio of welcoming airs.
Is Almost Mobbed.
Col Roosevelt wa? all but mobbed when
he reached the hotel. He had been met
at the station by a personal bodyguard
headed by United States Marshal Frank
T> ree of West Virginia, who, as a secret
service man, had once been stationed at
the White House, and it toook all of the
colonel's own strenuous efTorts, as well
as those of his guards, to force a way
through the lobby. The crowd pressed
behind him up the steps to the second
floor and when he stepped out on the
balcony in response to the insistent de
mands and ciieers of the multitude below,
the crowd surged forward again and all
but pushed the candidate over the railing,
yuiek work by the police saved the situa
tion.
"Chicago is a bad place for people who
steal." said the colonel when the cheers
which greeted his appearance had sub
sided. "California's twenty-six votes were
cast for us at the primaries and will be
counted as such. Ixiok at that sign over
there.
"This is & fight of honesty against
dishonesty, of honesty against theft. The 1
people have spoken and the politicians,
dead or alive, will be made to understand
that they are the servants and not the
masters of the rank and tile of the plain
citizens of the republican party.
No Factional Fight.
"This is no factional fight. This 1b a
contest between the people themselve
and the perpetual politicians representing
all that is worst and corrupt in politics
and in business. The people will win.
We have won in every state where the
people could express themselves, 3 to 1
and sometimes 8 to 1. They are stronger
with us now than they were then."
"Illinois was with you," shouted some
one from the street.
"Yes," Mr. Roosevelt continued, "we
have Illinois' flfty-six votes, too. Many
more are with us who were not with us
at the time of the primaries, because men
will not tolerate brazen theft. Thev re
fuse to sanction robbery.
"This is a naked fight between corrupt
, tCuaUnued on Fifteenth Fage.4
SUGGESTION TO THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE AT CHICAGO.
Note: 'The Commissioners of *the District Propose to Destroy All Cats at Large.
TAFT GETS DISTRICT
Bradshaw and Chase Seated
in Republican Convention.
CONTEST QUICKLY ENDED
Sidney Bieber, One of the Contest
ants. Files Brief, Alleging Fraud.
Special From a Staff Correspondent.
CHICAGO. 111., June 15.?By unanimous
vote the republican national committee
voted tonight to seat Aaron Bradshaw
and W. Calvin Chase, Taft delegates, in
the coming republican national conven
tion over the claims to the seats of Sid
ney Bieber and Dr. J. R. Wilder. Roose
velt supporters. The opposing delegations
had waited all day for the District con
test to be called by the national commit
tee, and it was the last to be heard.
There were just two exciting-minutes
during the thirty which were given to
hearing the District contest. The first
was when applause rang through the na
tional committee's room as Mr. Brad
shaw said:
"As to the honesty and probity of these
officials In charge of the primaries. I refer
you to Mr. Bieber,' a member of this hon
orable body."
Gov. Murphy of New Jersey shout
ed. '-Good!" A minute later he said to
Mr. Bradshaw: "That's the best speech
that's been made before the committee."
The other episode came at the close of
Mr. Brads haw's argument
"The only fraud and violence was in
the second district," Mr. Bradshaw as
serted. "A ballot box that was resting
on a table In a big room in Anacostia
was taken possession- of by Mr. Wilder,
with violence and with a crowd. But he
was overhauled and the ballot box was
taken by the police."
Embargo on Further Discussion.
"Why did you pick me out?" Dr. Wilder
remarked to Mr. Bradshaw, a minute
later, as they were leaving the room.
"That's enough from you," Leonard P.
Bradshaw. brother of the Taft delegate,
shouted to Dr. Wilder.
"Can't I joke with him?" retorted Dr.
Wilder.
"He's sick and I don't want you to talk
to him," replied Leonard Bradshaw.
"Come outside and I'll talk to you,"
put back Dr. Wilder.
The tilt went no further, however, as
the Bradshaw brothers waiked into
another room and Dr. Wilder did not
follow them.
When tiie District contest was called
Mr. Bieber walked from his seat as a
member of the national committee to a
seat at the contestants' tab.e and sum
moned Dr. Wilder from the waiting room.
For the other side there went into the
room the Bradshaw brothers, Cliapin
Brown, prospective national committee
man from the District, and ex-Senator
Charles Dick, general attorney for the
Taft contestants.
Bieber's Brief Bead.
Mr. Bieber, given the opening argu
ment, agreed to submit his case on the
reading of the brief he had previously
submitted. It alleged that adequate no
tice of the voting places was not given,
because they were not advertised in the
newspapers and were not made public un
til about twenty-four hours before the
voting.
"It was agreed," further stated the
brief, "that three judges would be sta
tioned at each of the polling places,
such judges to be selected and appoint*
ed by the election board. Notwith
standing the fact that the said election
board was to act in a just and impar
tial manner, and use Its beet judg
ment in the selection of competent
judges," the brief continued, "1 did,
over strenuous objections by Andrew
J. Thomas, one of the election board.
| appoint many judges who proved to be
i ^Continued on Second
NEWS OP THE CONVENTION.
This week will be a
crowded one in the political
world. The eyes of the
country are focussed upon
Chicago, .where republican
candidates for President and
Vice President will be nomi- ?
nated. The Star will give
its readers up-to-the-minute
news of the big events
transpiring during the great
i struggle.
From X. O. Messenger and
S John B. Smallwood, two of
! the regular staff corre
' spondents, will come close
range views of the important
1 happenings direct from the
| convention hall to The Star
! office.
George Fitch of "Siwash
College" stories fame will
see the odd situations that
are bound to present them
selves, and invites The Star
readers to have a daily laugh
with him.
Edna Ferber, who has done
worth-while things in her
literary career, will see and
hear from a woman's stand
point what goes on, and give
The Star the benefit of her
observations in crisp, snappy
style. ? s .
Every detail of the great
convention will be fully cov
ered by The Star.
FREED AFTER 52 YEARS;
... I
John P. Warren; Wife-Slayer,
Is Released From Prison
at the Age of 73.
HARTFORD. Conn., June 15.?John P.
Warren, who has probably served more
years continuously behind prison bars
than any man in the country, was granted
a pardon today by the state board of
pardons. He was committed to the state
prison at Wethersfield fifty-two years and
eleven months ago for the murder of his
wife at Wllllngton.
- For three years past friends have en
deavored to obtain his release. Warren
was informed tonight of the board's de
cision. He is Beventy-three years old
and appears strong, both physically and
mentally. He will be taken care of by a
brother, who is a prosperous farmer.
Jailed at Age of 21.
The crime for which Warren was
sent to prison was committed in July.
1859. He was twenty-one years old at
the time and his wife was eighteen.
While they were out walking he sug
gested that they remove their shoes
ai?d stockings and wade in a brook.
When they entered the brook he seized
her and held her head under water
until s>he drowned. When arrested he
admitted, the crime, and said family
trouble impelled him to commit the
act. A plea of guilty and a plea by
his attorney Resulted in the life sen
tence instead V?f the death penalty.
House Passe* Film Ban Bill.
The House bill, ^*^>hibittng the Inter
state transportation* of pictures and
moving picture filing of prise fights,
was passed yesterday afternoon by the
Senate. It was amended to provide
that violators would be subject ta a
line o? #1,000 for ..each off ease.
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CUBA QUIETS DOWN:
President Gomez Is Pleased
With Conditions.
REBEL LEADER TAKEN
Lacoste Was Regarded as a Guiding
Spirit in Insurrection.
HAVANA, June 15.?The Cuban gov
ernment is greatly pleased with the
condition in Oriente province, and es
pecially by the news of the capture of ;
another prominent insurgent leader, j
Eugenio l^acoste, who, although almost j
a helpless paralytic, f-oinmanded a i
column, and was regarded by the gov- j
ernment as one of the principal guiding
spirits of the insurrection. He sur
rendered unconditionally to Maj. Castillo
in the Guantanamo district, his column j
being dispersed.
President Gomez has issued a circular
to the authorities in all parts of the is
land, announcing that the revolutionary
movement has so notably diminished
complete tranquility prevail.dk in till the
provinces except Oriente?that all citi
zens are now pursuing their vocations
without danger.
Young Gomez Going to Front.
The president's son,. Miguel Gomez, to
night decided to go to the front. He
will leave Havana tomorrow at the head
of a squadron of 15?? volunteer cavalry.
That Gen. Estenoz, the rebel leader,
was seriously wounded *ln the tight at
Jarahueca and is now In hiding at l^a
'California plantation, was the statement
made by Salvador Romero, who surren
dered to government forces at l-.a Maya ?
today. Troops have been dispatched to
the place indicated to capture Estenoz.
Issues Proclamation.
SANTIAGO, Cuba. June 15.?The rebel
general, Julio Antomarchl, alias Pitilli,
has issued & proclamation stating that he
will grant four hours for every white
man to abandon the. vicinity of El Cobre,
ten miles to the west of this city, after
which he will burn all the buildings and
plantations.
Gen. Antomarchl, who is operating in
the vicinity of El Cobre. addresses his
proclamation to all foreigners in that dis
trict, giving as his reason the action of
the government troops in mercilessly kill
ing negroes in 110 way identiiied with the
Insurrection and destroying their prop
erty.
ANSWERS FEBBABA'S NOTE.
Secretary Knox has made formal reply
to the note addressed to him last Tues
day by Senor Fferrara, speaker of the
Cuban house of representatives, inviting
an expression of fhe intentions of the
United States regarding intervention in
Cuba. The Secretary's note was limited
to the transmission to Senor Ferrara of
a copy of the instruction previously sent
by the State Department to American
Minister Beaupre, at Havana, the sub
stance of which has already been given to
the press. Therefore the Cuban govern
ment is now doubly advised that the
United States does not contemplate in
tervention at present, nor in the future,
unless the Cuban government fails to
maintain order and protect life and prop
erty.
Various rumors, mostly originating
in Havana and trickling through to
Washington, of more or less serious
engagements between the government
troops and the rebels, and of dire
threats by brigand leaders to wipe out
whole towns, were set at rest by the
receipt at the Navy Department, late
yesterday, of a report from Admiral
Usher. That officer, who is now at
Guantanamo on board his flagship
Minnesota, is well informed of condi
tions on the south coast of the eastern
end of the island, by reason of the
close connection he maintains with
the various detachments of American
marines which have been assigned to
the duty of guarding against Insurgent
attack. He said that conditions in
Cuba were unchanged, and that except
for these rumors everything was
quiet.
Prompt Action on District Bill
Is Predicted.
FEATURES OF THE MEASURE
Bill as Agreed to in Conference Ap
propriates $10,719,173.
MANY INCREASES REJECTED
Amount Is, However, $418,315 More
Than Was Allowed Originally
by the House.
Prompt action by th" House Is expected
in passing: the District appropriation bill
passed by the Senate vesterday. After
the adoption of the conference report, as
noted in The Star, Representative Hurle- J
son of Texas, one of the House conferees, j
expressed himself as vrell pleased with
the bill in its amended form. Although
it does not appropriate all of the money
asked for, the conferees believe it is a
pood bill and well able to serve the Dis
trict of Columbia for the next fiscal year.
"There are several tine things about
this appropriation bill," said Mr. Burle
son. "M believe 1t will he found to ap
propriate money in such a way that every
function of the municipal government j
here will be able to carry on its work to
the highest point of perfection un i eltt-.
ciency. The aim of our side of the legis- j
lature was to appropriate money lor the
best interests of the people of the IMs- ,
trict."
SpecialljT Commended.
Mr. Burieson pointed out that two fine
features of the bi.l, as passed by the I
Senate, an- the provisions for the st^rt- I
ing of a new Central High School and j
a new colored high school, and the pro- |
visions for new parks. Although the eon- '
ferees are bound not to reveal the ,
secrets of conferences. It is said by mem
bers of the House thai the original bill j
did not include provisions for any parks,
because it was the expectation that the
Pi?.; a graphs wou <1 be stricken out on
points ol order. Provisions for Fort Davis
and Fort Dupont parks were inserted in
the bil; by the Senate, and the House
conferees acceded.
It is understood that of the 174 in
creases in saiai ies p. opostd by the Sen
ate the House granted seven and the
Senate receded from 107. The Senate a.so
proposed HH new offices in the schools and
I on the police force, and receded from a?l
of them without much discussion, ac
cording to the gent: a! understanding.
An important provision of the bill is
that in the case of all land purchased
for streets and parks in tlie District here
after one-third of the cost is to be taken
front the District revenues, one-third
Irom the federal Treasury and one-third is
to be assessed as benefits against adjacent
property. In the past it has been the cus
tom to take one-half the cost from the
revenues of the District and one-half
from the federal Treasury.
This new principle is followed in ihe
appropriation carried in the bill for the
purchase of old Forts Davis and Dupont.
The bill as flna.ly agreed on by trie
conference and passed by the Senate yw
tcrdav afternoon, appropriates $W^H?.1?*
which sum is a reduction of *l,3^6U.?w
tin ier the current appropriation, $2.23??,
547.5m under the estimates submitted.
*1,1 KV,.'151.30 below the amount as passed
by the Senate and $41K.315 more than
a.^ It was passed by the House.
retails of Conference Report.
The provisions of the conference report
in detail are as follows:
Relating to the executive office?Strides
out the proposed increase in tUe salaries
of the Commissioners from $5.?W? to
s?i,0X? each; increases the salary of one
assistant secretary to Commissioner from i
*1,400 to *1,5<iO; appropriates *l.o???. as |
proposed bv the Senate, for medicines, i
surgical mil hospital supplies for the j
veterinary division: increases the salary ,
of the purchasing office:- from *2,?ii0 to
*3,Ooo; provides for a computer at *1,440,
transferred from the per diem roll; ap
propriates $150 for temporary labor in the
purchasing division; appropriates *1,5'
lor purchase and maintenance of a mo
tor vehicle in the building inspection divi
sion, and increases the salary ot the prin
cipal inspector of plumbing from *t.^00
to .51,550. Otherwise all increases in cl
aries and additional employments in tne
executive offices are stricken out.
The bill also strikes out the proposed
increase of six cleaners at $-4o eacn for I
the care of the District building; strikes
out the provision for a record clerk at j
$1,800 in the assessor's office; strikes out)
the proposed increase in pay of one mcs- ?
senger to the excise board froni *0<*) to j
#><44i; strikes out the provision for an an- ?
ditionai assistant cannier at *1,400 in the
collector's office.
Confines the employment of extra l.i'?sr
in the < oileetor's office to the preparation
of tax sale certificates and data, as pro
posed bv tlie House. Strikes out the in
crease in the salary of one )>ookkeei>er
from $l,h00 to $2,000; knocks out one ac
countant at $l,l300 and a stenographer at
$'.Hm in the auditor's efflce; strikes out
the proposed increase in the salary of the
corporation counsel from $4,500 to J5 CM);
and strikes out the provision for a clerk
at *000 In the sinking fund office.
Other Increases Rejected.
The conference report also strikes out
the proposed increases in the salaries in
the coroner's' office, as follows: Morgue
master, from *720 to $S40; janitor, from
$4KO to $000; hostler and janitor, from
$:?X) to also strikes out the pro
posed increase in the salaries in the
farmers' produce market as follows:
Night watchman, from $540 to S00O;
watchman, from *480 to $540, and strikes
out the proposed increase for two la
borers in the eastern and western mar
kets, from *240 to $:>*? each: strikes out
the proposed increases in salaries in the
office of superintendent of weights and
measures and markets, as follows: Assist
ant from $1.2oo to $1,320; assistant, from
*l?00 to $1,000, and het provision for one
driver at SHOO.
Engineer Commissioner's Office.
Relating to the Engineer Commission
er's office?Increases the salary of the
superintendent of sewers, from $3,000 to
$;t,:>00; the superintendent of trees and
parks, from $1,800 to $2,000; and one clerk
from $1,400 to *1.50". Otherwise all pro
posed increases in compensation or ad
ditional employments are omitted.
Relating to the municipal architect's of
fice: Strikes out provision for an addi
tional clerk at $H40, the Increase of pay of
one clerk from $020 to *H40 and the pro
posed appropriation of $1,3<X> for an auto
mobile. . A ,
Relating to the special assessment ot
fice: Strikes out the proposed Increase
In the salaries of two clerks, from $1.?*>
to $1,500 each, and strikes out the pro
posed increase in the salary of the su
perintendent of street cleaning division
from $2,500 to $2,730.
Relating to the department of insur
ance: Strikes out the proposed increase
in the salary of an examiner, from $1,700
to $2,000. and appropriates $500 for pur
chase of files for records.
Relating to the surveyors office: Strikes
out the proposed increase In the salary o.
^Continued on Sixteenth Page )
INTENSE FEELING
NEAR EXPLOSION
But Little Necessary to Cause
Serious Outbreak in
Chicago.
POLICE LAYING PLANS
TO QUELL HOTHEADS
Chief Will Head Large Guard Sta
tioned at Convention Hall.
BOTH SIDES STANDING PAT
Taft and Roosevelt Forces Continue
to Xlaim Ultimate Victory.
General Situation.
CHICAGO, .Inn* 15.?t and un?
mistaKable win change In the atrnoti
phere which followed the arrival of Col.
Roosevelt. If feeiing had l>> <-n intens*
hefore. It became explosive, and in every
quarter of the convention crowd, from
the densely packed uptown districts to
the uttermost corner of the most distant
hotel where del-gates gathered, It was
plain ti.at it would take very little to
precipitate an outbrea!;.
Something of the piercing quality o?
the famous "rebel yell" characterized
[?the snapping cheers which interrupted
Iton.H Ve.t p. speech from the liutei bal
; cony snoruy alter his arival. in the
mia?t of th? crowd tne note of turbu
lent defiance sioou forth on Canforn.a a
1
n.ti.n- r. v.hlch wavtti w.tn tne cueeriiii
California Refuses to Try Title to
erty Before the ltuef VVno Stoie It.''
And Mr. Roosevelt cau?nt up the nots
anrt made it tne key of ins speech.
ieei Cri<?i? at Hand.
The feeling that matters had come to
? some k nn of a cr.sis permeated both
: faction*.
Rumors of hotheaded p ans were given
somewhat serious attention by me otn
| cer? in charge *jf tne convention ar
! rangemeius. rtome ot these rumors, un
iractubie to tneir bouicis, v.cnt bo far
;is to suggest tne po-sioility that tn-i
anti-Tart people wouid attempt to taK ?
possession ot tne convention hall ??u
Monuay nignt; tnat mere might oe ct
forta to prevent tin- convention u*?ni ei
fect'.ng permanent organization at all
r.ariy ?n the dsy tne uotnocratic ad
m.n. it ration i?t u>e m> 01 t tucago wa.-s
ta-vt n into Ciiunrei. .Mayor Harrison as
sured the ortl'.-ers in cnui?? ot tne e?n
v> ntion arrangements that the city po
lice were ani:>.y able to preserve order.
cnief of fo.ice jAi-??ceney. it was sai<-.,
would niaKe his headquuru rs on Monday
in the Coliseum building.
Prepared for Action.
Chief McWeeney declared that if an>
"rough nouse ' ;ac:ics w? re attempted he
\tould I*- prepared to throw 1.V? police
men in from of I he stage within on
minute.
He would be II brave man who ;in<lei -
took to say tonight wnat a day, an hou:.
a minute m.ght oring forth. The tar,
?a that there is u situation in Chlcag"
now unprecedented in American politics,
and no human being tan tell what win
be its outcome. Tl e h<?tt* st battles ill
former con v. nt urns of any pir.y seem
almost insignincant tomparea with thai
which is culminating h?*re.
It is mpossibie to question the acces
sion of confidence on the part of the
antl-Talt torces, which dated lroni th?
arrival of .vlr. Roosevelt. Whether it
iiad substantial foundation no one can
say. Mr. Roosevelt himself came on tho
I scene smiling, waving h:s now famous
hat to the cneering crowds, and if his
continence was feigned it bore all tile
appearance of reality.
"Last Big: Bluff.''
The Taft people welcomed him with
a statement on the t>art of Campaign
Director McKinley declaring that R?s?se
velt's pilgrimage to Chicago represented
the "last big bluff" of a defeated candi
date. It l.ad been expected that during
the day the Taft bureau would issue a
broadside on the subject of alleged at
tempts to corrupt the 'i'af' delegate*, es
pecially In answer to the Roosevelt pub
lication last night of the letter of Dele
gate Banks ot Mississippi, which pur
ported to return to the Taft director
"several hundred dollars" which it Im
plied hart been given htm "for expenses
of delegates from* Mississippi." Nothing
on this subject emanated from the Tafv
headquarters and it was said there would
be no statement ai?out it.
Question of the Hour.
Has Col. Roosevelt helped his caus ?
by coming to ChicaKo? To this uuss
tion thsr- were many answers. Th?
Roosevelt adherents admitted never ;?
doubt that it lias made his nomination
a certainty. Nobody could honestl>
question the accession of enthusiasm
in his following which marked his a?
rival. But the Taft leaders profes
to believe that he has rotne too soon
that in the two days which r^nia i
before the convention begins thr- "'
mosphere will cool and tne s'tuatioi.
relax Into one or "fdain politics. iu
which party discipline an<i ii?e<o"?bl
mathematics will rfsune th??ir
sway.
Both Sides Positive.
Turning to the general polite al situa
tion here, it lias not ur-. atH change-:
duiing the lnrt twi iity-?"'M i- ho Jr.*. It i.
still a case of f!at-l'o?ite<l < l.iiins or. boti:
tides, equally positive and quite incom
pa.iihle, of "more than enough for a nom
ination on the first ballot." And on tin.
outside, waiting grimly. th< tl irty-?ix Li
Follette and the ten Cummin.- men, al
most e*|U?lli opposed to Tart and to
Roosevelt.
Impartial observers, however, asreeu
that detpite all the "paper e*?timates" ot.
either side, neither Taft nor Roosevel.
had a certain majority in th** convent ion.
?nnd titat botii the Roosevelt ar.d the Taf;.
leaders know in thelc hearts that to wit.
they must acquire on the one l and, o;
hold 011 the other, a lot of the delegate*
from the south.
Taft Men Confident.
The Taft men affected entire confidence
on this subject.
"These negro delegates frotn th*
south." said one of these men. "are not
of the kind that used to make u
scandal by yielding to arguments other
than those of a political nature. Many
of them are men of property and
standing in their communities. They
will stand fast and no blandishments or
temptations of a corrupt character will
sway them." . .
The Banks' letter of last night, how
ever, gave the Taft people considerable
anxiety, and they devoted eager at
tention to the southern delegate*
Furthermore they took occasion 'o i?
suj u threat that the breaking ot it.
?tructlops by Taft de'oa?f<?? 'rom
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