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By Mall, BO Oenta a
Month; Single Copies, S Cent.
By Carrier, 00 Onti a Month.
Former President Alleges Vot
' ers Are Now Bolting from
Republican Party Because of
Machine Work,
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
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
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
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.
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
Fight Becomes More Bitter Be
tween Contending Forces at
Meeting of Republican Na
tional Committee,
Roosevelt Men Threaten Bolti
Alleging No Fairness Can be
Expected at Hands of Taft's
(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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
General Orozco Establishes Se
vere Censorship Over All
News Sent from Chihuahua
as to Rebel Forces.
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
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
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.
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.
Met at It a. m.
Took up sundry civil appropriation
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,
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
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.
President Has Secured, All
Told, 141 Delegates, While
Only One Has Been Given to
Colonel Roosevelt,
Governor Osborn and Michigan
Men Are Unseated by De
cisive Vote; Louisiana and
Arizona Against Rough Rider,
..... '
Contests credited to Taft yes- ; j
tcrday, 40. i
Previously credited to Taft, ?
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,
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
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
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

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