THE DI8PATCH FOUNDED IMCl
THE TIMES FOUNDED 1U4
WHOLE NUMBER 19,017.
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, JUXE 15, 1912.
TIIE v. KATHT.it TO-DAV?9 burr era.
PRICE TWO CENTS*
SARAH JUMPS TO
Gets Lead of 9,390 Over
Boy Scouts in Swat?
DAY'S KILL RAN
Amid Imaginary Cheers of Whole
City, Church Hill Girl Goes to
Front, and Stands Within
Reach of Big Fly-Swatting
Prize?Total of 3,490,
Fly Contest Leaders
MrthoiIlM MlMNlon Hoya.His.l iii
Ueurge O. llanka.I in, ?cid
rio>il llrvnnt .I-H,.T.'0
Jllf I'll In 1.-r. IM.OKO
tdeliiitlc )lllea. ?I.OOO
Krank Mlonl . 110,410
Joe Udc*I}. 54;II0
Sherwood Cournon. 47,?'IO
Carlyle Moore. flO.OSM
Wtlllum Lewis. ?8,4811
( rn?ford >la*se>. H-'.imi
? lore llur< b. :tl>OH
Kraaklln Maaaey. 31,710
win in ni >>licit'in. 30.840
ine* Harri ?>.. .173,880
Violet Crump.ISIS, l 1
< ecl| V hit ley.I07,3 II
.i?<-k w cm.104,800
Edward .lohn*nn. T4,V?H
Wailnllui- Miirrrj-. R8,|l}8
I IciiK'ntltie < .<>rK. 37,02(0
\nua \\ llllninn. 30,750
I'nul llnvla. 33,380
oiii.- Jeuktna. 31,3-10
.lor Orrrtoo.. 20,800
fSoldla Vorrcll. ::??>."on
T. K. Johnson.. u:i>>?l
Total miii ,i to iinir.:i,4!in.mn
Killed >p?ti-rilnj. 403.100
Colored . 140,000
Sarah Johnson is now leading the|
fly contest, having forged ahead of!
the Boy Scouts by a stupendous kill of'
100,300 yesterday. Hrr phenomenal
work overcame a 22.000 adverse ma-j
Jorlty and changed It Into almost a'
10,000 lead In a single day. Amid the
imaginary cheers of a rlty, the lit?
tle Kirl captured the coveted position,I
v.Mh she liar been ajcklnjr f'v an!
entire week and now K-'mu to he Inj
reach of the ftS prize otferc-d by The
Times-Dlspa tch for the greatestj
slaughter of files.
It Is of the utmost Importance that,
contestants should rcm"mber that all,
entries must be made lo-day at the'
Health Department, between the hours]
o' 11 and 12 o'clork. The City Hall]
will be closed at 1 o'clo< k. and con-j
teftants with their wits about them:
will carry in their bags early this!
morning and avoid hav.r.g to hold them1
o\er Sunday. While, the tax on the ot-l
flee counting force will be heavy,,
enough assistants have been provided]
to take care of the flood of files!
which will be pouted in on the Healtlrl
Licparimeiit in thr one hour to-day,
f.'onteot Cloaea Monday,
Only three more days of the con-i
test remain On Monday afternoon ail
5 o'clock sharp, the record books ofi
The Times-Dispatch fly swatting
i or.test will be finally closed. If there!
are any contestants so unfortunate as
to hold out their kills nfter that hour,'
they may as well throw them In the.
sewer. No files will be received af?
ter ?"> o'clock Monday afternoon- To
make sure of your count, take In what
flies you have on hand at 3 o'clock,
then co back and slaughter all you^
lire able until closing tune. You will'
lie permitted to make two entries on*
the .?ame day If you choose.
It is hard to recall when any pub- |
11.? contest has aroused the Interest \
nnd sympathy of the city as has the'
thrilling fight between Sarah .John- ?
son and the Boy Scouts for first pla< e ,'
In the white division. Every day;
there are telephone calls to The j
Times-Dispatch and the Health De- '
partment asking for Sarah's standing, j
and scores of people have volunteered
their help to the little girl. In like!
manner, the Boy Scouts have their I
supporters, who ar" just as enthusias- j
tic In their cheering as are Sarah's
While it is possible to make a fair- i
ly conservative guess at the winner
of tho race in the colored division, I
the neck and neck spurt between tho |
little Klrl and young soldiers makes)
any stnh forecast worse than uncer?
tain in the white division. The victor!
will not be known until the last count]
Is made Monday night, and during tin
Interim, first place Is likely to change
hands time and again. Its a toss up,]
and a city of people will await the]
outcome with sharpened Interest.
After Minuten llnya.
Yesterday's returns show that thc!
Methodist Mission boys hold a claim
on third place which is seriously
threatened by both George Hanks and ,
Floyd Bryant, the two young chaps
who have been doing very creditable ,
work in competition for the positions
Just helow first. Carlysle Moore and
William Shelton displaced Goodwin
and Johnson for the lowest places In .
the prize l'st, hut enough time re- j
mains for the standing to be still
further altered. ? j
In the colored division. Inez Harris I
Increased her lead for first place by
IS.000, while Cecil Whitley continued
his Fteady climb by snatching third
place from Klleh Moore. Ellen drop?
ped Into fourth place and Jack West
Into fifth, with only a shade dlvMtng
It Is interesting to noto that the
little contestants In The Times-Dis?
patch contest have slaughtered more
than double the number of flies kllle.l
In a similar contest now being con
.duotAd. In Washington.
fDEPUTIES FIRE ON
I MOB OF STRIKERS
They Hold at Bay Two
Thousand Men Bent
THREE LIVES LOST
IN DAY'S RIOTING
Five Thousand Men and Women
Are Out in Perth Amboy, and
They Threaten to "Blow the
Whole Works Up" if Their
Demands Are Not
Perth Amboy. X. J., June It?Two
thin linen of deputy-sheriffs, heavily
armed, held ut buy to-nfght . 'j < ? ? j
strikers who tried to storm the ?.,,
000,000 plants of the American .-?melt?
ing and Refining Company and the
Barber Asphalt Works adjolnlnK.
while searchlights atop h'mix lowers
played upon rioters. Two Hun?
dred shots hi more wcf% fired by the
deputies dl the mo"), wh'cli gathered
behind the ten-foot embankment of
the New York and l.on? Brunen Roll
road. When the .rtrlrii; ended, one
man. a strike sympathizer, lay dead
and several of the mob were injured.
The net result of the da:"? rioting
stands to-night at Ihre? d'-hd und
seven Injured. Of the dead, one was
a striker, one wan a man at work
and the third wat* t~e night watch?
man at ihe Perth Amboy Tobacco
Company plant. The injured uro all
strikers except Shertll Bollschweil..?,
who was. stoned as he was patrolling
t<he district in his automobile. Six
men are under arrest, cfiarired wltn
carrying concealed weapons and !n
r'tlnfs to riot.
The trouble started with tr.e ar?
rival to-night of a squad of fifty
deputies on the roadway opposite the j
Vruled Men on Uunrd.
Thr>-e hundred and fifty armed men
wer?, swurn lu tiiia afternoon and to-i
nlgnt a_ deputy stieiins to quell tnul
mob of striken who earlier in the d-iy'
had attacked the bit; piant of the
American Smelting auu Refining Com?
Under d.rcction .-f Sheriff Rnll
?chwelllcr the defensive force tooK
command of the roadway leading past
the plant. Their order? wen- t'j snoot
the strikers if necessary. Within thei
high paling iurrounding the works
sixty guards with 80-40 repeating rt- ,
lbs were stationed at vantage points,
to prevent a repetition of the early
rioting, when one man was killed and .
three wounded in an attempt to burn
the fence and storm the p.ant. Atop
a hier, steel tank Just Inside the
paling thev<- was stationed tills after?
noon a eiatilng nun. which commands
i hi. rmtdway. and Its men have orders
to use it ir the rioters gained access
to the works. a temporary iull fol?
lowed the r.otlng of mis a'.ternoon.
There am now approximately ?.oo?
men and women 0:1 strike at six
plants nere. 'J he strikers demand an
increase in wages. No call win be
made by Sh-riii Bousch welller for ?
troops until he Is satisned tnat ins
lorce 01 deputlei cannot control tne
Uovtrnor Woodrow Wilson is keep?
ing In i lose touch with affair* here.
1 hi. jinn to Destroy Plants.
Five hundred strikers held a mass
meeting late to-day and appointed .1
committee of two 10 wait upon Jesse j
Seaman, general manager oi tue Amer?
ican Smelting and Kenning Company's
plant, for a reply to tneir demands.
.Mr. Seaman informed tne committee
that the demand would not De con-,
sldcred until the rioting ceased, one
Of the leaders, when Informed of Mr.
Seaman's reply, mid:
?'They have got to grant our de?
mands, if they do not we will blow
the wnole worKs. up."
The body of Joseph Allgtar. night
watchman a; the Perth Amnoy Hand?
kerchief Works, where 1,000 plr'.s are
on a strike, was found is a clump ot
butties In the Hungarian section of
the city this afternoon. There was
a bullet wound through his head and
a pistol in his hand. Indicating that
It was a case of suicide. The corom r.
however, is working upon the Uw#ry|
i hat he was murdered and the weap?
on placed with the body In give the
appearance of self-destruction.
CHIEF IS CONFIDENT
Relieves Man fnder Arrest In Wesley
l^xinirton, Ky., June M.?Hillsville.
Vb. ,-a U't hflr.i t les to-night uvesrap'r.ed
Chief Of Police P.-ttll. of Claj Cay.
for a. iphotogiajph of ilie man a.rresled
>esterdny, believed to be Wesley lid
wards, the Virginia outlaw.
The photograipli has been sent to th^
Carroll county. Vu.. therifl*. and ChiAf!
PettH stlil expresses himself as being
positive hie hits the right man.
Wallers' Strike IIncbanged.
New York. June 11.?Tile status of
the hotel waiters' strike remained on
changed to-day. with both sides claim?
ing that victory was not far off. Only
a few of the strikers have sought then
old jobs, and the hotel men said they
woiiid open an employment bureau aid.
hlro only nonunion mon.
Blythe Finds Nothing
Funny in "Sad Outfit" '
Chicago, June ' ?"Sam" niythc. |
?hose "loMh" stories about polltl- j
elnns nnil thingx pulltlenl are noil i
known, linn arrived. In Chicago In ;
"do" tbe convention. Immaculately
ei mi In n licht ?rrny milt, vtlth 11 hnt ,
and cane to uuitc-h. the crnj-hiilred !
.Minna mnn made tin interesting !1k- !
ure In the lobby of the Congress I
lolel, and he seemed to know every- I
body on tbe floor
He TT.n? nppronchrd by n younger ]
newspaper man. wlin stood nomc
vhat In awe of the older nuin n 1
prominence, nnd addressed hint a* 'j
"How arc you, Mr. Blythe?''
"Hello," said Hlythe.
"You nrr Mr. Blythe, aren't youf"
"I sure are."
"Well. I'm DIank, of the Yankee
Doodle, nnd I've KOI n column of
funny ntufr t? ?rite, nnd I want yon
In tell ine n funny Ntory nhout some
of thin KiiiiK rlKht ntvay."
"Son," quoth Blythe seriously, "if
you rnn find anything; funny in this
sad outnt, you're, pretty irood."
AN EMPTY SHEET
Committee Declines to
Give Him Any More
EVEN HALF DOZEN
Rival Delegations Are Also
Straightened Out, and an Ad
I ditional Eight Added to Presi?
Contests Will Come
Results in Chicago
Chicago, June 14.?Delrgntes seated
to-iluy by the itvniihlleno National
I "III miller t
Credited In Credited to
\lrtftkn . - O
ilklrihonui . 1! O
>>oiitb Carolina... - it
I I'tllir-ftKHC . x n
Total to-day .... 14 0
1'rrvlouHly nettled.!50 13
l.rnn.l totnl .173 13
'total number ot delegate* con
'I'otul number of ilelrgates to eon
trnfN pending. (I*-.
Chicago. June 14.?President Taft
to-day received six delegates it tho
hands of the Republican National
Committee In contests 1th the forces
of Colonel Roosevelt To that num?
ber the committee added eight by the
settlement of local fights between
Taft ,-lvaJ, delegations. Opposed to
the day s gain of fourteen by Presi?
dent Taft was another empty sheet
for Colonel Roosevelt.
When the committee aojourned at
2:50 o'clock this afternoon the Texas.
Virginia and Washington conleets re?
mained as the struggles in which the
Roosevelt leaders are to centre their
strength to-morrow. I'p to to-nlgfu
the committee's labors nave resulted
To-day's resu:ts?For Taft in con?
test with Roosevelt, Oklahoma. First
District. 2: Tennessee. Second Dis?
trict. 2: Ninth District. '.'. In cont?.-ts
between rival Taft delegations?South
Carolina. First District. 2; Tennessee,
First District, 2: Tenth District, 2.
Total contests decides 156. For
T.ift. 17.1: for Roosevolt. M; rema'-.inCr
Noag of the contests to-day brought
out the stronc partisan fee'lng that
has characterized mat... of the argu?
ment* and derisions In the commit?
tee room. In the throe districts
whTe Roosevelt contestants appeared
the Colonel's partisans on the commit?
tee voted against the seating of tne
Taft delegates, hut the only strong
comment was on the decision of the
Ninth Tennessee case, which Francis
J. Hctiiey nssertej was a "clea.. Hteal."
ContifO Crom Alaska.
A contest from Ala.ska that had
not flsriire.l in the committee's lists
was kJdis;>osf d of wltihout argument
Just betor.- adjournment. CreOentlals
from a contesting delegation elected
at Valdrc.. May 2!>. had been received
by Secretary Hayward. but the com?
mittee declined to consider them
The suvldm and early termination
of the day's proceedings resulted from
the deslrenof President Taft's attorneys
for more time to prepare the cases
involving the thirty contested dele?
gates from Texas. Colonel Cecil
Lyon, the Texas committeeman, de?
clared the .Roosevelt forces were pre?
pared, and! deslretf to continue, but
former Senvitor Dick asked, and was
granted a (continuance, until to-mor?
An attempt to take tip the Virgi?
nia and Washington cases' met simi?
lar opposition from the other side.
Ortnsby Mollarg. the Roosevelt con?
test attornen. said his side was Pre?
pared to present the Texas cases, but
would not argue tho others. By an
agreement to', consolidate the Virginia
contests and tto attempt a consolida?
tion of the 'Washington cases It was
made possible to present all the re?
maining contcsMs to-morrow, it Is be?
Tho remaining contests Include
those of Texas; Virginia. Washington,
the District <?f Columbia and the
Third District of North Carolina. In
the Fourth North Carolina District
both delegations aro understood to
be for Roosevelt.
In Virginia the chief Issue Is
whether or not the conventions elect?
ing Taft delegates were Held In dis?
tricts or buildings at which negroes
were excluded. The Washington con?
tests centre about Tne control of the
Washington State} convention.
Colonel Roosevelt Enroute to Scene of Battle
Suffragists Will Make Demon?
stration to Democratic Leaders I
COMMITTEE IS INTERESTED
Not Known Vet if There Will
Be Effort to Secure Yotcs
Baltimore. Md., June U.?Bpltl
morr's women sufftagists are plan?
ning a big parade on Thursday even?
ing of the Democratic presidential
convention week as a demonstration
to the delegate and party leader*.
Several thousand women are expectod
to be In the line of march. Some <f
the suffragists will be costumed In
the heroic dress of women of history,
while the parade will be led by mount?
Whether t:i" suffragists will make
an effort to secure the incorporation
! of a suffrage plank in the Democratic,
; platform was not known to-night. Th"
Democratic National Committee met
i at noon, and Chairman Mack and the
other members were interested In all
i news available regarding the suf
; fraglsts. This afternoon the national
commit teemen were visited by a dele?
gation of women representing the
Women's National Democratic League,
who volunteered their services in the
coming campaign. Chairman Mack
told the committee, which came over
from Washington, that he would trv
to arrange seats for n subcommittee
[ of their number at the convention.
An Invitation has been received by
[Chairman Mack to hold the first meet?
ing of the national committee to
[select a chairman ai Macklnac island,
i Michigan. An invitation will also be
j sent to the Democratic presidential
I candidate to hold the notification
I meeting there.
The national 'committee spent the.
entire day arranging details of the
j convent'on and employing staffs of
minor Officials. An emergency hospl
j tal Is to be established In the con
Ivent'on hall and there will be a corps
of forty to fifty physicians. The
doctors have volunteered their ser
Talking of the ninety votes of S'ew
, York State, a member said to-night:
'The New York delegation, as you
j know, is uninstrticted and will vote
as unit, but just who will be the
favorite. I must admit I do not kn?w.
We In New York are conservative and
like to look the candidates over."
Mr. Muck said he had not heard
I (Continued on i:ighth Paige.)
Declines to Receive it From
Taft Manager, and Will
LETTER CAUSES SENSATION
Say- Funds Were Given Him
to Defray Traveling
Chicago. June 14.?A letter written
by Charley Banks, one of. the negro
Taft delegatcs-at-largc from Missis?
sippi, to Director McK'nley, of the
Taft headquarters, announced that ho
wouli support lloosevelt and was
returning "the money placed in my
hands, at your suggestion, to defray
travelin? expenses of some of the
delegates from Mississippi,'.' was
glv.-n out to-night by Senator Dixon.
manager of the Roosevelt campaign,
and created a sensation In political
The letter was unaccompanied by
explanation from the Roosevelt man?
agers, further than that "Senator
DlXOn received at lloosevelt head.
quarters this afternoon the following
copy of n letter sent to-day to Hon.
William B. McKinley."
Banks nnd his associates on the
Taft delcgatlon-at-large were seated
l>y the national committee yesterday
aga'nst the protest of the Roosevelt
contestants from the. State. The let?
ter alleged to have been written to
..Ir. McKinley by Banks said in part:
"In keeping with my suggestion- of
yesterday, 1 am returning- to you here*
With the money placed In my hands,
at your suggestion, to defray traveling
expenses of some of the delegates
"It Is apparent that some one con?
nected with your campaign has been
continually trying to discredit me be?
fore the country and With tny people
for some time.
"When I was In Washington n few
weeks ago looking after the new Fed?
eral Court bill from Mississippi and
called at your headquarters, your as?
sistant, without any suggestion from
me whatuvor, brought up the matter
of expenses for delegates from my
State. 1 told him then and there In
your presence, that, so far as I was
concerned. I would not accept any
expense money for me whatever.
"Von then proposed that I take
enough for the rest of the delegates.
I stated to you t'hut they were nil
men who could get to Chicago, ami
you could look after the matter: here
both of you. however, proposed that
(Continued on Second r.ige.)
SPECIAL CONVENTION FEATURES.
The'Times-Dispatch has secured as special writers for both the
Republicara and Democratic National Conventions, Samuel G. Blythe and
Finley PeterflDunne, in addition to the full leased wire service of the Associated
Press, the iVlew York Sun and its own regular Staff Correspondents.
Mr. Blytthe stands in the very front rank of newspaper writers, while
the whole country has laughed with Mr. Dunne over his quaint Dooley
Mr. Blyl&Se's stories from Chicago will begin in Sunday's issue of
IN PASSING CURVE
Roosevelt'* Train Has Narrow
Escape From Serious
BUT THE COLONEL IS CALM
Boys Are Believed to Have
Placed Obstruction on
Albany, V.. June 14.?A large
boulder in tho pnlli of tin- train which
Ix hearing Colonel Tlieoilore Rook*
volt to Chicago brought lit* Journey
tn nn nbrupt bait loss thnn nn hour
nfter It began, nt r?i30 P. M., to-tlny.
Tlic trnln xrnn howling nlnng nt it
high rate of npecil when, two mile-,
north of Tnrrytowu, It enuie to u. ?ud
den nto|> with n nerlen of Jolts anil the
crunching of broken. Tbe neelilent
fortunately nan not a ncrloun one, hut
It delayed the trnlu'ii nrrlviil nn hour
nl Albany. Tbe train rcuclicd here
nt 0l5S P. M.i and left f<ir the Went nt
ll?:2S P. M.
Colonel Roosevelt sat quietly In his
.-tat.: room during the halt down the
river without coining out to Inquire
the cause of th? delay.
"I did not know what had happened
until it was ail over." he said.
The damage from the accident was
inflicted chiefly upon the locomotive
and the ulr brake equipment. Thvi ex?
planation of the accident generally ac
ccpted was that the boulder was roll?
ed onto the track by boys.
The force of the blow was shown by
the pilot, or "cow catcher." which was
badly bent and twisted, one side of
the heavy steel frame having been
wrenched back more than a foot.
.lohn McAuilff. the engineer, said the.
obstruction was struck as the train
was passing through a cut. The lo?
comotive had just rounded a curve so
that he d<d not get a glimpse of the I
rock, and his first Intimation of the
accident was the shock of Impact.
The stone, or a fragment of It, tore a
gash in the hose conveying the com?
pressed air. releasing the air and
automatically applying the brakes.
Kngineer McAuilff said the boulder
must have been at least two feet In
diameter to work such havoc w'th
the pilot. Instead of being hurled
from the track, the stone passed un?
der the locomotive, and tho first six
cars of the train; bumping against
the axles and brake beams and toss?
ing bars about. Although the pns
sengcrs were not severely shaken, the
brake beams were bent and two of
the brakeshoes wore wrenched from
Colonel Roosevelt was In the third
car. which bumped over the boulder a
SecOJKl after it Struck the pilot.
Xo Single Federal .fudge >Iny Rnjoln
or llentritln Itn Orders.
Washington. June 14,?To protect
further the acts of the Interstate Com?
merce Commission, the Senate to-day
amended the legislative, executive and
judicial appropriation W to provide
that no single Federal jt, .e may .nloln
or restrain the commission's orders.
Tin. amendment, offered by Senator
Cummins, provides that Injunctions and
restraints must be agreed upon by ,t
majority of three |udgos, who snail be
the Chief Justice of the United States
nnd two other justices. An amend?
ment by Senator Crawford to extend
the i'ummins amendment to Injunctions
against State administrative boa i ds
Senator McCumber aske.l th.' Senate
to assign the live judges of the Com?
merce Court to other I'nltco States
courts, but it reftised, 2.". to 23, The
IfOUSe and Sen.ite have voted to cut off
the court's appropriation, ami the Seh-I
ute has Voted to abolish the court and
end the terms of office of its Justices.
The Senate finally passed the bill, and
it now goes to conference with the
WEST POINT HOTEL BURNS
Historie Hostelry Practically Destroyed
by O vert liming of I,amp,
N'ewburgh. N. V.. June It-?The e\
plosion of an alcohol lamp used by ,.i e
of the guests In heating curling Irons
practically destroyed the historic West
Point Hotel to-day. The building was
built In 1^20.
There were about l^O guests, most of
them women who had staid over from
the. endet cornnu ncement exercises. The.
damage is approximately 000. Val?
iant work was done by tho cadet corps,
the embryo generals aiding the firemen
and saving many valuable articles.
West Point Is now left without.a big
Slay Menn Holy War.
Smyrna, June It.?Wild excitement,
which may result in a great uprising,
has been caused here by the circula?
tion of a Turkish pamphlet announc?
ing that the guardKn of Mohamtni I'fl
tomb, has heard the prophet's v ilce
calling1 upon hla follower! to wage
a holy- war to aavo lsloju.
OFF FOR CHICAGO
10 THE CHARGE
Leaves for Scene of
HIS COMING LIKE
'RED FLAG TO BULL'
TO TAFT LEADERS.
Former President's Enemies See
in His Action Desperation and
Admission of Coming Defeat,
but in Table McKinley Gives
Out to Bolster Up Hope Are
Included Delegates Not Yet
Decided?Majority of Commit?
tee Determines to Settle Every
Remaining Contest in Favor
New York. .Tune 11.?Colonel Theo?
dore Roosevelt starte-i for Chlcagt?
late to-day to lead the fight for his
nomination at the Republican con?
vention. He left on the I>ake Shoro
Limited at 5:3(1 P. M., and Is due In
Chicago to-morrow afternoon at I
o'clock. The Colonel said he was so
ing in response to a unanimous de?
mand of the Roosevelt delegates that
he come "not as a candidate, hut be
cause for the time being I stand na
representing the principles for which
the rank and file of the Republican
party have overwhelmingly decided in
the States where they hive had nn
opportunity to express their wishes at
The Colonel announced his decision
to start for the political storm centra
and take personal charge of the ficht
for delegates shortly after midday,
lulling the forenoon he was besieged
with Inquiries as to his Intention, but
he had been noncommittal up to that
time. The fact. however, thai jtlio
former President had motored up from
Oyster Hay early in the morning, ac?
companied by Mrs. Roosevelt with
baggage aboard the machine. gavo
rise to expectations that he had de?
cided to go, and the announcements
did not cause surprise.
Colonel Roosevelt disappointed a
crowd of ?iio persons gathered at tho
Grand Central Station to see him off
by entering the train shed from tho
Forty-fifth Street side of the station
?in-l descending to the track platform
by a freight elevator. There were,
nine in the Roosevelt party besides
the Colonel. There were Mrs. Roose?
velt, Regis H. Post, former Governor,
of Porto Rico; Theodore Douglas!
Robinson, a nephew: George D. Roose?
velt, a cousin: Kermlt Roosevelt and,
members of the Outlook staff. A.
squad of newspaper men accompanied
tin- Colonel and his party. Arrange?
ments were made to get telegraphic
reports of iho situation in Chicago at
The Colonel blossomed out to-day In
a brand new hat of sombrero typo '
and of pearl gray hue. Another dis?
tinctive feature of his garb was a
large blue necktie, with wide diagonal
stripes, which left little to he seen
of the familiar turndown collar, and
which contrasted bravely with tho
dnrk overcoat he wore over his light
Colonel Roosevelt made but one ap?
pearance from the seclusion of his
oftice during the afternoon, when ho
was shown a newspaper quoting
President Taft us saying. "I will win."
As the paper was spread out before"
him anil a request made for his com?
ment. Colonel Roosevelt gave It a.
quick glance and frowned. His only
response was an Impatient grunt.
"Red Klug to a null.*1
Chicago, June 14.?Roosevelt's act"al
start from New York this afternos
to inject his own personality Into th'o
situation surrounding the battle for
delegates to the Republican National
Convention was practically the only
topic of conversation after the fact
became known. Tho probable effect
of his arrival and presence here upon
his own candidacy was the subject of
forecast and comment as various as
Ihe identity of the speaker
To the Taft leaders the announce?
ment of Colonel RooAs-v.'lt'jj coming
was In the nature of "I red rast to a
bull." Director .McKinley, of the T3.f1
campaign management. Issued a state?
ment soon after Mr. Roosevelt's start?
ing became known, in which lt.< de?
clared unequivocally that the certain
Taft strength v\as f.'.'l delegates--fifty
four more than enoug-h for a nomlna
! ttait. lie auid all the other Taft lead- v
??rs declared Roosevelt's coming was .
tiie surest possi !e indication of des?
peration nnd km wU-dge of defeat. Ho
asseinted tliat .it .1 conference of thxi
Roosowlt people, hei i Thursday after?
noon, their most optimistic figuring
allowed .1 Roos.-v.'.t total rf seventy
eight votes short of the necessary 510.
Mr. McKln'.i ? h-clarcl that the Rooso.
veil managers her.! :. id sen; for their
t'hief as a last hoi>-> when they were
[convinced of Impending defeat.
I'uhie I? Significant.
More significant, however, -was thn
tablo of rV'.ccar* figures which acconi
\ Mr M KIniey'a sta'ement?the.
591 delegates which he listed in thn'
Ta>ft c umn ln< uded all of the con
. : ! legates - xty-four 4n numbw.r,
from Texas. Virginia and Washington,':
up.on whose cages the na.t'.onal com?
mittee tiVii has to pass*.
\ it the same time rumors were
nt everywhere that, the Taft ma* -
had decided definitely to'.give
Ta.fl e-v-ry remaining vote w-Jthln its).
from the contests still pending .
. f ? e the committee. Early in tho
[ evening It was expected'tho* a mors,
or less form.al caucus of the majority'!"
.would .bo held before th* night wnn
fiviv to adopt this ns a* defln'te polj.-v.
With the Increasing of deftnltenesn '
of these rumors, came an even more.
definite Ucrcaso of such "peac>i talk**!
- (.Continued, oa Seventh PajKeA
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