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By Mall, BO Oenta a Month; Single Copies, S Cent. By Carrier, 00 Onti a Month. THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. VOL CXXXIV, No. 74. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1912, ROOSEVELT RAGES AGAINST ACTION OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE Former President Alleges Vot ' ers Are Now Bolting from Republican Party Because of Machine Work, CALIFORNIA DECISION PARTICULARLY BAD Rough Rider Aroused to Fight ing Mood by Losses in Con tests at Chicago; Arizona, He Says, Belonged to Him. (Br Morning Journal Special Leased Wire.) Oyster Bay, N. Y.. June 12. "They are bolting from the republican party at this moment," said Colonel Roose velt tonight of supporters of Presi dent Taft on the republican natlonul committee. The former president was aroused to a fighting mood by the news frDm Chicago. He denounced the action of the national committee in decliiis contests for seats in' the national con vention from Kentucky, Arizona and California. Colonel Roosevelt laid special .m phasis on the seating of the Taft dolt gates from one California district. The colonel expressed the opinion that the national convention would not ratify the seating of the Taft delegates from California. "What do you think the twenty four Roosevelt delegates are seated from California will do if the con vention declines to admit the other two?" Colonel Roosevelt was asked. "I am not going to try to say what they will do," he replied. "I am not making any prophesies." Colonel Roosevelt's statement In part follows: "In Arizona Mr. Taffs national committeemen acted with . great frankness in their view that the In trusion of the people intp politic Is an unwarranted impertlenco calling for rebuke by the national committee. The case turned on the single county of Maricopa. The county committee; had the option of selecting delegates to the state convention or of calling a primary to give the people the right . to vote. I "At a meeting of the county com mittee all tho Roosevelt men Joined by two of the Taft men, ordered a primary to be held throughout the county. A majority of the county committee held a rump meeting and selected Taft delegates to the state convention. At the primaries the Roosevelt delegates were elected by 850 as against less than 25 for Taft. "The national committee, acting on Mr. Taft's theory that this ought to be a government by the people, treat ed the fact that the voters bad them selves been given the right to say who their delegates should be as a reason for refusing to seat the delegates elected by the voters. "I call attention to the fact that the six Roosevelt delegates from Arizona are excluded by the national commit tee because they represent the people of Arizona and the six Taft delegates are admitted because they do not. "In California the action of the na tlonul committee was perhaps notj morally worse than In Arizona, but Just a little more flagrant. Here I can contribute out of my personal knowl edge to the history of what was done. The progressives of California had control of the legislature and party J machinery. Under the primary law then existing which had been passed by the old republican machine, the progressives could have obtained all the delegates without resorting to a primary. This was, of course, what they would have done if they had been willing to act like the Taft Barnes machine in New York, the Taft-Amalgamated Copper machine in Mnntnnn the Taft-Keatlng ma chine In Indiana and the Tan-Guggenheim machine In Colorado. The temptation was very strong to take the delegates without risking a pri mary. "Governor Johnson wrote for my views, saying he felt that even at the cost of surrendering the advantage the old primary law gave us, we should be true to our principles and give the people a chance to vote at a primary for whom they wanted. "I wrote back that I entirely greed with him and urged the pas sage of the primary law. Governor Johnson and I agreeing that what we wished wa to give the people a chance to decide for themselves snd whatever out personal views we should acquiesce in such a decision. Accord Ingly, th progressives in California save up the certainty of having all the delegate for us and as a matter of principle and justice, passed the primary law. "Every reactionary paper tn state waa pleading for such law be cause they hoped to win under It. The Wills ture of California decreed that In California, as in Oregon. South Da kota and North Dakota, the delegates II should be elected at large. All par ties and all fsctlons acquiesced In the law and the supporters of the three republican candidate for president made mm palms through the state. Mr. Taft sent special letter to Cali fornia which showed his entire acqui escence in the law. "There were no candidates In the districts at all and until the primary was held there was not a suggestion made about the district delegates. The Taft members of the national committee now seat two Taft men, saying they come from the Fourth district. As a matter of fact fourteen precincts In the Fourth district over lap the Fifth district and no man on earth can tell what the vote In the Fourth district was. "After tho primary every decent man in California acquiesced, but a lieutenant of Mr. Patrick Calhoun, the. man whom Mr. Heney Indicted, has made the contest and the nation al committee actually has seated two Taft-Calhoun delegates from Califor nia, although there were no district candidates and although no human being can say what the vote was In the district which these men claim. "Governor Johnson rightly has said that it Is an Insult to the state of California to listen to Calhoun's re port In such a case, and he refused to appear before the national commit tee, saying he would not try the title of stolen property before the thief who stole it. Remember, that there was not a district delegate elected in California. There were twenty-six del egates elected at large by a majority of 77,000. "Mr. Taft's representatives on the national committee now, without one shadow of warrant of any kind, sort or description, stole from the people of California the delegates they have elected by 77,000 majority and pre sent them ns a gift to Mr. Taft from the lieutenant of Mr. Patrick Calhoun. I have before me the list of the thirty-seven Taft national committeemen who thus have presented Mr. Taft with two delegates stolen from the people of California by the national committeemen at the request of henchmen of Mr. Patrick Calhoun. The list offers interesting reading and It is curious to see Mr. Brooker, of Connecticut, and Mr. Crane, of Massa chusetts, Mr. Nagel, Mr. Taft's per sonal representative from Missouri, following behind Mr. Penrose, Mr. Franklin Murphy, Mr. Powell Clay ton, Mr. Mulvane, of Kansas, and Mr. A. M. Stevenson, of Colorado. "I ask' that the decent voters of the country read Judge Llndsey'a book on 'The Beast and the Jungle;' study what he has said about Mr. Steven son and they will appreciate the full significance of the action of Messrs. Crane, Brooker and Company, in backing' up Mr. Stevenson. Of these thirty-seven .national committeemen who thus robbed the Immense major ity of the republicans of California of their rights, four represent Aiusiva, Hawaii, the Philippines and Porto Rico who don't vote for president. Twelve represent democratic states, none of which voted for Mr. Taft at the last election. Then there are some fourteen who reperesent the rcpuDti- can states, everv one of which haa re pudiated Mr. Taft at the primaries ihio .iirino- with the exception of Massachusetts, which, however, re- midlated Mr. Crane, the man through whom the vote of Massachusetts has lust been registered In favor or tne theft of the two delegates in question from the people of California. "This makes a total of thirty out of thirty-seven members of the na tional committee. There remain but seven men from republican slates and of these seven states, no primaries were held in six this spring and tne republicans had no chance to repre sent their wishes. "I do not far one moment believe the convention will ratify this action by the national committee for to do so would be to betray the cause of the people, be false to the fundament al principle of good citizenship and to wrecK ine repuuiimi MRS. SARAH rLATT DFX KF.K IS Ol'T FOR HOUMvri Denver. June 12. The Denver Re publican tomorrow morning will sa that close friends of Mrs. Sarah 8. Piatt Decker, expresident of the Na tional Federation of Women's CTubs declares that she has been assured that the nomination for congress from the First Colorado district upon any ticket upon which Colonel Rooseveu Jiirfee Ben B. Lindsey may be candidates for president and vice president. The Influence sne ni.u have upon the 1.000,000 voters in the suffrage states will be given as the purpose of promising her the nom ination as well as one of the reusons at least for Colonel Roosevelt's dec laration today through Judge Lind tey of his intention to Insist upon a national platform plank favoring wu men's suftrage. Thor are six suffrage states Colorado, Wyoming. Utah, mano, Washington and California. Mrs. Decker worked with Judge Lindsey and supported the citizens' tick?t in the recent municipal cam paign here. CHINA MAY GET MONEY ELSEWHERE Perk in, June 12. Premier Teng Shao Yl today Informed the financial group representing the powers that he required 0,000.009 taelsdSJ.OOO. 000) during June. If he does not obtain this he says he will consider himself free to borrow elsewhere. The assembly has rejected the scheme for the Issue of Irredeemable not . and has approved the Issue of national lKnds at 5V4 per cent, pay able within a decade. The total Is sue will be tl00.00s.000. . IV Oro Keeps Lead Over Ralph. Trenton. X. J.. June 12. Alfred De Oro. former world s chat ipion at pocket billiards, scored another point for the title tonight against Edward Ralph, present champion, by captur ing the second block of 20 points to hl opponent's ISO.. Thla gives De Oro a lead of aeventy-one for the ,tw nights' play. I E' TALK Fight Becomes More Bitter Be tween Contending Forces at Meeting of Republican Na tional Committee, BRIBERY AND THEFT CHARGES COMMON Roosevelt Men Threaten Bolti Alleging No Fairness Can be Expected at Hands of Taft's Friends, (By Morning Journal apodal Leased Wire.) Chicago, June 12. Differences be tween Taft and Roosevelt leaders, borne on a tide of charges of bribery, theft and other accusations, tonight threatened to precipitate decisive de velopment! before the opening of the I republican national convention next Tuesday. Charges of corruption were made in a statement given to the press to night by Director McKinley of the Taft bureau, which accuses Roosevelt managers of an effort to capture the convention by force. Two sensational possibilities were discussed in conference rooniB, hotol corridors and party headquarters. The first was a bolt by Roosevelt forces and the organization of a "progres sive party" if Taft Is renominated. The bolt talk was ever present during the day, and once In a meeting of Roosevelt leaders rose to a point where William Flinn, of Pittsburgh, who was presiding, refused to let It go further. The second was a compromise can didate, A number of leaders de clared that now it was beyond ques tion to expect the Taft or Roosevelt people to abide by the nomination of the other candidate. The situation was crystallized to a CTeni uegroe uy action, oi in iiu tlonal committee in- the contest hear trigs, particularly the California case. Roosevelt men Insisted they could ex pect nothing for their candidate at tho hands of tho ruling Tuft major ity in the committee and criticised the work of that body with increasing bitterness. Whether Colonel Roosevelt would come to Chicago and what effect his coming would have upon the situa tion, came up at almost 'every turn of the endless discussions and argu ments. Nearly all agreed that the arrival of Colonel Roosevelt would bring the situation to a climax, but the final outcome of such an event was disputed.' , The states that loomed large In the calculations of the Roosevelt leaders In case of a bolt, were California, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, Pennsyl vania, New Jersey, West Virginia, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, Several other states were named, but the Roosevelt managers got greatest satisfaction out of their survey of those listed. The third candidate talk included Cummins and La Follette and a "dark horse," possibly, A dozen names were mentioned, but thera was no unanimity of expression among leaders. Early In the evening Director Mc Kinley Issued a statement which, after claiming that Mr. Taft would be nominated on the first ballot. charged that the ' Roosevelt forces wore planning "more desperate meas ures to prevent the Inevitable. "The effort to corrupt Taft dele gates to ' the Chicago convention," said the statement, "ha been under way several weeks. It Is common knowledge that seven weeks ago money was sent to two Taft Instruct ed delegates in a certain southern state by a well known Roosevelt W.id er, now in Chicago." . "Within the last week two men sent from New York to a southern state have been brazenly approach ing Taft delegates .with offers of money in return for votes for Roose velt. "Other agentj on a similar mission have made their appearance in other states recently. "That 'a well-defined effort is afoot to buy tho presidential nomination for Theodore Roosevelt la well known." "A plain campaign He," was Mr. Dixon's retort to the McKinley state ment. Later In the evetlng the Roosevelt committee emphasised its opinion of the national committee's action in to day's contests In a long statement. The Michigan ti n was character ized aa "one of the most outrageous attempts al stroag arm tactics per petrated by the Tift forcea In a cam paign marked bv ruthless disregard of Justice and fair dealing on their part." "The rape of California." was the key phrase of tho Koowvelt state ment on the committee's action in the Fourth California district con test. Late onlght V Roosevelt leaders announced that the mass meeting set for Friday afternoon had been pro pored until Mondty night. There was considerable speculation as to why the date had been changed. J DARK OS GROWS STRONGER AS CONVENTION APPROACHES RECEIVERS NAMED FOR RAILROAD COMPANY Denver, J)lne 12. Marshall B. Smith and the Continental Trust Com pany were appointed receivers for the Denver, Laramie & Northwestern railroad today by Judge Harry C. Rid dle upon petition of T. K. Bridges, a bondholder. Tho road, which extends from Denver to Greeley, Is about 1600,000 In debt. Officers declare that the company Is not insolvent. The application for a receivership was made and the court Issued the order to conserve the best Interests of the road. Stockholders and officials have been In factional trouble for several months. President W. K. Green opposed the application. He was recently elected head of the company, succeeding John D. Milliken. Th.. latter says that he thinks the action will be for the best interests of nil and that he will try to effect an agreement among the factions. The road was finished from Denver to Greeley In June, 1910. Its ultimate objects are the Wyoming coal fields and the Pacific northwest. S LITTLE E msurrectos butter ueteat in Small Engagement; Ameri cans Returning to Their Homes Near Havana, I Ht Wnrntnc Jraroal RDMta! lAm4 Wire. iHavana, June 12. There is little change in the situation tonight at the scene of the military operations in Oriente. Cuban troops are continuing the movement designed to surround the forces under General Ivonet on the north coast. The most important action between the insurgents and the government troops occurred fifteen miles from Santiago, where the former were de feated with tho loss of two of their leaders, Home horses and a quantity of ammunitlin and rltles. The period of grace to insurgents wishing to lav down their arms hHS been ex tended to June 22nd. Small parties of rebels are reported to be taking advantage of this offer. The sus pects In jail aggrcgute upward of 1.000. Congress thl t nuernoon adopted a resolution of tltahks to the American house of representatives for giving the privilege of tho floor to Col. Orestes Ferrara to plead the cause of the CubHn government. The eldest son of President Gomez is raising a squadron of cavalry for active service. The expenses are to be defrayed by the president. Americans residing in the country around Havana who took refuge here during the last week, are beginning to return to their hemes. GREAT DAMAGE IN F Two Deaths Known to Have Resulted; 200 People Home less; More Than $500,000 in Property Destroyed. (By Moraine Journal peeial Leased Wtre-1 Cheyenne, wyo., June 12. inrer cloudbursts in different parts of Wyoming last night caused two known deaths and possibly several others, made 200 people homeless and resulted In a property damage of $500,000. Buffalo, Sheridan county, was Iso lated when a wall of waler swept down Clear Creek canyon and through the town, forcing the Inhabitants to flee to higher ground. Rodney Chllds was drowned after he had rescued his sister and while he was attempt ing to save her l-day-old child, which was swept away In the arms of the man and drownei with him. A woman and two other children are reported to have lost their lives. Several farmers near Clearmont also are reported to have been drowned. Kvery store and house In Buffalo was damaged and a number awept aaay. The newspaper office of the Buffalo Voice was wrecked, A cloudburst r.ear Wheatland. Platte county, washed out several miles of the Colorado A Southern tracks. Passengers were hauled tea miles by stage from Wheatland to Uva to continue their Journey by rail. In Laramie county occurred a third cloudburst, which washed out a num ber of bridges. Business mm of Sheridan tonight raised a relief fund of $1,000 and telephoned It to the stri ken town ol Buffalo. FJcvcn-car-.M lloy Kill Bear. Grand Junction, Colo., June 11. Carl Bowers. 1 1 years old. today killrd a 600-pound cinnamon War with a ti-ti calibre rifle when th animal rushed at him from some bushes on t'inon Mesa, wner ine was num Ing rabbits. The lad fired once, the bullet striking the animal la tne forehead. CONDITIONS HOW CHANG M G RON CLOUDBURSTS GRAND ENVELOPING MOVEMENT AIM OF MADERISTA COMMANDER ' General Orozco Establishes Se vere Censorship Over All News Sent from Chihuahua as to Rebel Forces. CAMPA DISPATCHED TO ATTACK FEDERALS IHuerta is Marching Northward in Three Columns to Make Main Attack on Insurrectos at Bachimba, (By Morula iooraal ftpwlal Less Win. El Paso, Tex., June 12. After 1 strict embarao had been Imposed to day upon correspondent with the rebel army at Bachlmba and Chlhua hua, 200 miles south of here, forbid ding publicity of troop movements General Orozco announced that hi had ordered General Campa to movi eastward on OJInaga wher federals under General Sanjines are gathered. The general Impression here is that Campa, who is one of taa most dash ing officers In the .-ebel army, actual ly has been detailed In an opposite direction being westward to harass tho federal columns recruited In Bonora and now stretched along the Mexico Northwestern railroad from Mlnaca on the south to Pearson on the north. This cordon of government troops on the west flank of the rebel zone is s,tmitiitiu much mora formidable than the forces under General San jines, In the vicinity or ujinuga, iu to number no.t more than 00 at the most. The Sanjines column also Is not likely to move for at least two weeks. The forces coming from the west, however, under the general eom m.nrf nt nral Jnu da la Lus Illan- co already hove taken some valuable points onHhe Mexican, Northwestern fw.,n th rebels snd when the various commands are united, should number at least S,000 men. r'or tnts reamm, It Is believed General Campa wns re called from 'the Torreon district where he had been harassing the rear of General Huerta's federal forces, to attempt a checking movement west and northwest of Chihuahua, The campaign of the government has resolved Itself Into three distinct movements, General Huerta's north ward advance from Santa Rosalia to nanhimii. at(,nff tha Mexican Central and the converging marches of Oeneral Blanco rrom me wi u iiMAnl Ran tines from the east to ward Chihuahua. With one or tnese three columns the rederat cavairy f noiioml llahairo will form a Junction. Altogether the gpvernment plans are atmeo to completely pound Oroico's army and prevent es cape in any direction In case of a fede ral victory at Buchlmba, between the main armies. finirrimiilr, communication was r- nrelal comDanles f - day with Jlmlnei and Parral and the surrounding district, via r.agie Texas, and Torreon. It had been In terrupted for nearly three months. Federal officials here clulm that the re-establlshment of the . goverr ment offices Indicate the complete domination of the government In thai territory. OROZCO HOrEFTT, OF DKFKATINH FEDF.n.lI.K. Chihuahua. Mex., June 12 Reports of partial demoralization In the fede ral ranks due to General Huerta's de termination to resign command, have Inspired the rebels with fresh confi dence. With money and ammunition. General Orozco believes he will whip the government army but the pres ent campaign chiefly Is defensive. To hold Chihuahua against the federsls he has sent west and north a consid erable force of men and today Gen eral Campa. who haa Just returnea from his csmpalgn In the south, re reived orders to lead a column north ward and eastward from Falomlr In the direction of OJInaga. Whether Campa goes far enough north to en counter the little garrison now operst Ing with OJInaga aa ita basa or not he will ba in position lo check either a southward movement from there or to offer reslstsnre to a column from the main federal body along th mountains east of tha railroad. The rebels Insist that their aupply of am munition Is being augmented almost dally In spite of difficulties placed In he wsv at the International imuna- sry and express optimism regarding the effort being made to float the loan of five million gold authorized by the state legislature. Oeneral Ororco la still In Chihua hua directing from here the new cam paign." Captain Cartills Monday defeated a force of Maderistsa under Captain !t?ncomo at AcusJe, on th Una of the Kansas City. Mextc at Orient, neaf Casaa Grande. The government fcand lost heavily and fled leaving their horses behind. according to official reports to head quarters. Tne renei 10a was iwo u n.1 aeven wounded who were brought her today. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. . KKXATIi Mot at noon. Agree to program of 3-duy recesses dur!nK natlonul conventions. Refused to reconsider its adoption of the army appropriation bill con ference report. Refused to recede from amendment to metal Jarif f bill repealing Canadian reciprocity law. President Taft, in a speclul mes sage, asked appropriation of $100,000 for relief of Alaskan volcano victims. Adopted amendment to the legisla tive, executive and Judicial bill, re pealing law which created the com merce court. Adopted resolution authorizing president to Invite foreign nations to conference to consider lessons of Titunlc disaster, ' Interoceanlo canals committeo for mally reported house Ilmama canal bill with amendments. IIOVSK. Met at It a. m. Took up sundry civil appropriation bill. Majority Lender Underwood an nounced house v,ould take a g-days' recess only during the democratic na tional convention. Minority of Immigration committee filed report opposing literary test bill for Immigrants. , ; Trinidad C, de Baca Succeeds Thomas P. Gable, Who Made Excellent Record; L, D, Woot ters Succeeds Guillfoil, flpeelal Dispatch to tbs Morning Joaraal. Banta Fe, N. M., June 12. Trini dad C. de Baca has formally entered upon his duties as game and fish warden, having been appointed by Governor William C. McDonald some time ago to succeed Thomas P. Gable, who had filled the position for sev eral years. Warden Gable matin a splendid record and brought th office up lo ita present high standard., Warden de Baca announced today the appointment of Page It. Otero to ba deputy game and fish warden. Mr. Otero held this position up to several years ago und therefore la not un acquainted with the duties of the of fice. He Is a brother of cx-Govornor Miguel A. Otero. Assistant Traveling Auditor. Traveling Auditor und Bank Ex aminer Howell Earnest has appointed U B. Wootters, of Clayton, Union county, assistant traveling auditor and assistant bank examiner. Mr. Wootters is a young man of family and Is said to be well qualllied for the position. He assumed his new duties today. He succeeds T. J. Gullfoll, resigned, CEASE TO BE THE CHIEFOFSTAFF Senate Passes and House is Expected to Concur in Dras tic Provisions of Army Appro priations Bill. Ill) MiM-nlng Joaraal apeelal IiMed Wire.) Wauhinulnn .Ttlfin 1 . Th Senate today, by a vote of 28 to 2, refused j i reconsider Its adoption of the con irence report on the army approprK on bill, carrying amendments which nl,t iMffl.lu.A Vlutoe General I'on- ard Wood out of office as chief of alt of tho army. Ther was no debate In th senate i'er the motion to reconsider. Sena tor Marline offered It because, he said, the leglHlation objected to hud no place In the appropriation bill. The house will take up the confer ence report tomorrow. It la under stood the president will not veto the bill. Major General Wood. Brigadier General Funston, Colonel Goothal n,t munv nthir tirnmtllent oft leers would be excluded from the office of j i hlt-r of sturr ty lis provisions ana the maintenance or rejection of many army posts, characterised by the war department aa useless, would be left to a commission. Officials of th war department snl,) (hat the bill would cripple the gen etal staff and the war rolleg by re Hurln th members from uboot forty- seven to twenty-five officers, a num ber Insurrielent to keep up lin moa ern military developments. With the exception of Ita head. General Cfcrenc Kdwards, the lusu isr bureau would ba swept bare of the specially trained officers. J t V. a mllltnrv 1 1 u r'h abroad. Including two oriental experts In China, would have to be recalled. Th Philippine constabulary would lose all th orricera who nave broutinl It to its present efficiency. NEW GAME WARDEN TAKES CHARGE OF OFFICE LEONARD WOOD MA TAFT GAINS FORTY MORE VOTES IT OF President Has Secured, All Told, 141 Delegates, While Only One Has Been Given to Colonel Roosevelt, DON SOLOMON LUNA MAKES MAJORITY MOTION 1 Governor Osborn and Michigan Men Are Unseated by De cisive Vote; Louisiana and Arizona Against Rough Rider, DECISIONS COMMITTEE ..... ' I. Contests credited to Taft yes- ; j tcrday, 40. i Previously credited to Taft, ? 101. Total to Taft, 141. ' Previously credited to Rooso- velt. 1. : Contests pending, 113. ' ( : .: y Mornln Jusranl HIM Ui Wlea-1 Chicago. June 12. President Taft gained forty more votes In the repub lican convention today through th settlement of contests by th nation al committee. In tha California, Arizona ' and Michigan contests, the Roosevelt forces voted their full strength against the Taft delegates. In the California case they secured a roll call, losing, 16 to 3fV; In the Arliona contest they failed to get a roll call and In th Michigan case none was asked, al though they voted against seating th Taft delegates at large. 'The contests settled today In ftlvor of President Taft were: Arizona Delegates nt larne, six. ' California Fourth district, two. Irftulslana Delegates at large, six. First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Rixth', Seventh districts of Louisiana. fourteen. , Michigan Delegates at largo, six, Mississippi Delegate at ' large, four. First district of Mississippi, two. Total Forty. Pearl Wight, national committee man from Ixiuisiana and the Roose velt leuder there, lost In his fight to seat the Roosevlt delegates from that state. An effort was made by Committee- . men New to end the differences among Louisiana republicans by offi cially recognizing the Lolsel faction, now controlling the state republican organization there, but Mr. Wight headed off such action. Governor Osborne, of Michigan, and his Roosevelt delegates at large, wer unseated. The contest over the Fourth California district furnished bitter exchanges. Francis J. Heney led th Roosevelt forces. The national committee still haa before It 112 contested cases. Members of ths committee fear th contests will run well over Into th opening day of the convention. Tha rest of the Mississippi contest and those from Missouri, North Caro lina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee, It Is thought, will b dis posed of tomorrow. The committee, 4$ to 2, voted to seat the six Lolsel-Taft -"black and tan" delegates st large from Louisi ana, Committeemen Wight and Thnr- son voting no. Mr. Wight then with drew contests In the First, Second, Sixth and Seventh districts, adding eight more to the Taft column. Tha committee then,- took up th Third. Fourth and Fifth Louisiana districts. In the Third district both delega tions were for Taft, the contest again being one of local politics, th dele gate representing tha Podrlgu and Lolsel factions. After seating the Rodrlgue dele gates, the - committee heard th Fourth district contest, in wiiich il." were three delegates two for Taft snd one for Roosevelt, Cecil T.yon moved that the two con testing Roosevelt delegates b eated. This was defeated without roll call and the Lolscl-Tafl delegates seated. The contest from the Fifth Louisi ana d'strlct. Involving three faction, was taken up and went Ilk th others. The Mlehlaan contest Involving alx delca-Htes nt large was thn taken np. The list of contesting Roosevelt dele rntee from Michigan wa headed by Governor Chsa S. Osborn. Th Taft deiegiitiun was led by John D. Mo Kay. Oeors L. Record, of New Jersey, snd Frank Knox. William L. Gordon snd other Mlchlean Roosevelt lead ers were preaent. Mr. Record said there had been two conventions In Ray Cltv and that the stnta cnmmltte had taken upon Itself the decision as to what county dele gates should go on the temporary roll of the state convention. "More then one hundred regularlr elected deleroteo were forcibly kept out of the hall." he said. The Vrhlirn cas turned. aalfl. upon the Wavne county fTetrott ftaht. where ther were two conven tion. Th Wavne county delegate, ar gued Mr. Record, number tit, of