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Official Weather Forecast. 20 PAGES TO-DAY. Showers 8unday, except fair In north west portion! Monday, fairj moderate winds, mostly southwest and west. The Journal's Want Ad Way is the the Easy Way for You VOL. XV. NO. 114. PENSACOLA, FLORID A,v SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1912. PRICE, 5 CENTS. l-MH El Xi Pi M II If HI H ti Ul ' I. I i- 200 BLOCKS ORLEANS Drainage System Not Suf ficient to Carry Off Excessive Rainfall. ) STREET CAR SERVICE ANNULLED IN PORTION OF RESIDENCE SEC TION AND TRANSPORTATION IS BY BOATS, RAFTS AND WAGONS ENGINEERS EXPRESS CONFI DENCE THAT THE LEVEES WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD. '. By Associated Press. New Orleans, May .11. A full day cf Sunshine and a starlit, cloudless sky , tonight gives hope to the army of levee 1 protectors,1 and with the exception of Baton Rouge, where the right to hold the embankment along the river front Is still critical, the engineers expressed confident in the continued resisting power of the levees. - The excessive rainfall yesterday and last night taxed the drainage system here beyond . its capacity and tonight two hundred blocks in the upper resi dential section are still flooded with rain water to a depth of from four to twenty Inches. One section this morn ing was from six inches to .two feet deep in water. Street car service in this section has been annulled and transportation is by boats, rafts and wagons. The few places in the city where the water dashed over the levees last night were repaired today. FRIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE. Never a brighter day followed a ' blacker night in New Orleans .and the . southern half of Louisiana. Laat night's torrential rains, hall,, thunder, lightning and high winds and tho scenes of confusion and alarm that marked the coincident concern , over the threatening ,- conditions was. fol lowed today by a hot, burning sun shine . . r , "' , There was alarm last nljrht all alon the river, for.it seemed that, the ele ; ments had combined in one final, des perate assault upon . the breastworks that had been thrown up to , protect lives and propery acainst the! record smashing floods of the great Missis sippi river. It was aa uneven and almost hope , j 1b battle of man against, the arma- nent of heaven and no one could say what the final tesult would be. Rain came . down In ' sheets, a veritable " .5.elug:e frcr Natches south ; :.ae guIT. ' Lightning kept . the heavens aglow, hr.il beat 6own" iike the rattie of mus ketry, the clouds, came lower and lower and seeroea to open "wiaer their nooa . gates, and the roaring thunder-seemed tq urge still fiercer assaults. The roaring .thunder seemed to S urge still fiercer assaults. , The wind blew al most 'a gale, the tops of the Missis sippi's levees were licked by the wa ters of the river and in many- places muddy streams flowed threateningly over the protection earthworks. After four hours the onslaught of the elements relaxed and today the levees were holding firm' all along the line. "If they can ' withstand last night's fierce attack," said Captain C. O. SherrlU, chief of the United States army engineers, "we are inspired to hope that we will yet be able to pre vent any further disastrous crevasse In the threatened territory souti of Terras. CONDITIONS PANICKY. Prom scores of towns, telephone messages told . of conditions almost bordering on panic, where hundreds of frightened people left'frame dwellings and sought safety in brick and stone buildings. Hundreds living in districts up the river considered unsafe by the United States army officers, who sad refused to heed warnings and leave their homes, changed their minds when the' storm came and an exodus began for the concentration camps. Many places reported as much as - four to six Inches of rainfall within about four hours, ending at 10 o'clock last night, flooding towns and villages and causing the inhabitants to believe that the worst hsd happened that the levees had given away under the tremendous strain and the flood was on. At doxens of points up and down the river where levees were danger ously weak, hundreds of citizens work ed alongside gangs of convicts all night long In the driving rain, digging mud and sand bags on levee tops to keep back the torrential waters rush ing from the north. At New Orleans the wind backed up the water until the gauge at 10 o clock registered 11.9 feet, one tenth more than the weather bureau's prediction. "Water was blown over the levees here at many places. At the Southern Pa cific river ' transfer the flood poured ever the lines of sand bags placed about the ferry house, but soon this was checked. . Many who gathered about the levees were panicky. The city's streets were turned into torrents, the water at many points flooding business houes (Continued on Psge Seventeen.) John Grier Hibben Inaugurated President of Princeton University By Associated Press. Princeton, N. J May 11. On the teps of "Old Nassau," first home of the college ln New Jersey, John Grier Hibben was Inaugurated president of Princeton University today.' Six thou ss nd persons witnessed the ceremony. The academic procession. t the head of which were . President Taft, President Hibben. and Chief Justice White, of the UnHed States supreme court, started from "Prospect," the residence of the Princeton executive. Representatives of other universities snd Institutions followed and the trus tees and faculty of Princeton com peted the procession of brilliantly colored hoods and orders. The alumni followed the academic procession. The Princeton undergraduates were IN NEW FLOODED GOVERNOR WILSON HAS YOUNG MANAGER t William F. MeCoombs William MeCoombs, the youngest man who ever managed a. national candidacy. Is heading the movement to win the Democratic presidential nomination for Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey. After gradu ating from Princeton University x and the Harvard, law school, Mr. MeCoombs entered political work in New York city and has sin-'e gained a national reputation as a lawyer and as a mem ber of the National Democratic Club. Mr. McCoombs's faith in Governor Wilson's cause 1 Is so strong that; for the present, 'he has put his law prac tice aside and is. giving his entire time to the .management of the campaign he has inaugurated. GEN. OROZCO HOLDS "BALANCE POWER Cen. Gomez .Flees From. Mexico, and the Money Power Behind Revolution Must Court Orozce. ".,"'.' : By Associated Press, i ' f Juarez, Mexico, May 11,--General Orozco, the rebel leader, tonight' holds the balance of power in the Mexican revolution. Though Orozco with seven thousand men is facing the .federal army that's pressing him towards the border,' the outcome of the battle is uncertain. The developments of today were the abdication of Emilio Vaaquez Gomez, of the provisional presidency, which ho assumed a week ago, and the indi cation is that the money Interests be hind the revolution must continue to court Orozco. Gomes fled today to the United States and was located In a. border house near 'El Paso. He declined to make a statement. Peronal and other towns occupied by the liberal forces within the week have been evacuated to the federals. The facts became known at 4 o'clock this morning when a telegraph Inter view was arranged between Gen. Joa quin Telles at the staff headquarters of the federa troops north of Berme vlllo and an Associated Press repre sentative here. It was learned that since early yesterday morning: when communication was established . with the headquarters of Gen. Vlctorana Ruerta, the federal commander-in-chief, the latter had advanced nearly thirty miles. .Huerta at daybreak today was near Peronal and his outposts were pitched northward toward Conejo. Bringing up the rear are the forces of General Rabajo, while off toward- the1 north west near Sierra Mojada, Gen. Trucy Aubert with 4.000 men threatens to come due east to Escalon to- flank the main body of . the lnsurrectos .under Orozco. The federal forces now num ber nearly 10.000 men and latest esti mates give Orozco several thousand fighters. With reserves, it is esti mated that altogether about 18,000 men are spread over the barren plains of desert sand within a radius of 75 miles. ' - - , The moon Illuminated the region most of the night and the government troops crept cautiously north. - Shortage of water and food and general unsanitary conditions are having- effect on , both armies. Fever among the soldiers. Is prevalent. Maneuvers of the last twenty-four hours indicate that General Salazan, the rebel officer next In command to Orozco, .was driven back and closely pushed by General Aubert all the way from Cuatro Gienegas to Sierra Mo jada. Salazar fled back to Orozco's base at Escalon and it was reported at the Continued en Page Twenty. ) massed ln a body around the historic cannon back of Old Nassau. They ssng their old college songs as the procession proceeded on its way. After the procession had taken Its place on the platform ln front of Nas sau Hall, the undergraduates paraded to seats reserved for them. After prayer by Dr. Henry Van Dyke, Mahlon Pitney, 79. associate Justice of the supreme court and trus tee of Princeton University, adminis tered the oath of office to President Hibben. John A. Stuart former presi dent pro tempore of Princeton Uni versity, delivered the charter and key of the university to the new executive, who delivered the inaugural address. ' 'V I 1 -f TESTIMONY OF SCRANTON im CONTRADICTED Witness Declares That Judge Archbald Was "Not In" on Option Deal. JOHN HENRY JONES, PROMOTER, SAYS THE JUDGE ENDORSED A NOTE FOR HIM OUT OF THE FULLNESS OF HIS HEART," AND THAT LATER HE GAVE THE JURIST $250 MUCH CONTRA DICTORY EVIDENCE GIVEN. .By Associated Press. Washington, May 11. John Henry Jones, of Scranton, Penn., promoter, denied today before the house Judici ary" committee, investigating charges of misconduct against Judge Robert ,W. Archbald, of the commerce court, thP testimony of Edward J. Williams, that the Jurist had given Jones a note for five hundred dollars for his share In an option on . Venezuelan timber lands. Jones declared the note was en dorsed by Archbald "out of fullness of his heart" to help him promote the deal, and that the Jurist never had an interest in the option and that he made the Judge a present of J250 later out of a commission he made in the sale of the culm bank (coal). Jones said he gave Archbald a part of his commission because he favored him in endorsing the note. Much other conflicting testimony was given to day. Williams contradicted himself several times and got the record so confused he will be Recalled next week. The committee resumes the hearing Monday. The committee submitted to Wil liams, a series of photographic copies o- papers ln evidence containing his signature. Williams admitted that the signatures on the papers were his, but declared be could not remember hiding signed ' them; "' ' , W. P. Bolaad. of. Scranton, pro duced before the committee ' the erlglnal of ' the assignment contract containing his name end that of the silnt partner which.' was said .the other , day 'referred to Judse.ArohbJd. When shown this. Williams said he did not remember ever signing the contract, but be admitted his signa ture. ... Williams also contradicted state ments previously he had made to As sistant ' Attorney General Wrisley Brown .to the effect that when he went to see Captain May, of the Erie rail road to negotiate an option on the culm banks, (coal) he told Captain May that Judge Archbald was to have an Interest ln the option. Counsel for Archbald sought to establish that W. P. Boland, who made the -charges against the jurist, had set a trap. ALLEN TESTIFIES IN OWN BEHALF Declares That He Did Not Draw His Revolver Until After He Had Been Shot by Deputy. ' By Associated Press. Wytheville, Vs-, May 11. Floyd Al len, on trial charged with the murder oi Prosecutor Foster ln the Carroll county court house tragedy, took the stand today ln his own defense and charged that Sheriff L. F. Webb fired his pistol at him and that Clerk of the Court Dexter Goad also shot at him before he (Allen) reached for hi pistol. "I happened to see Clerk Goad wink at Sheriff Webb," declared Allen, "and I saw both of them take out their re volvers. Then I rose up from my chair and said, 'Gentlemen, I'm not a-going.' I had a paper in my hand and I start ed to put it In my Inside coat pocket. Then Sheriff, Webb fired. He missed me. Clerk Goad fired next, hitting me in the hip, and I fell on Judge Bolen, m counsel." Allen declared he did not get his pis te; out of his pocket until after he had been shot himself. The only man he shot at ln the court room, he said, was Deputy Clerk Quezenberry. PRESSMEN STRIKE ON HEARST'S PAPER Atlanta Georgia Failed to Get Out Noon Edition, but Appeared or. the Streets Leter In Day. By Associated Press. Atlanta, May 11. The union web pressmen .on the Atlanta Georgian struck today, acting cn a strike order said to have been Issued from Chicago by President Berry of the Interna tional union. The Georgian missed the noon edi tion, but appeared as usual late in the afternoon- The action of th pressmen here Is ln sympathy with the strikers on Hearst's Chicago pa pers. The men acknowledge they had no grievance against the local paper. The three local papers agreed to stand together In cre of trouble. PRESIDENT SIGNS THE PENSION BILL It Carries an Increase of $35,CCO,000 For First Year, With an Average af $22,CC0,0C0 for Three Years. By Associated Press. Washington May 11. The president tonight signed the Increased pension bill passed by the house and senat. The bill carries an increase of thirty -five million dollars ln pensions during the first year of its operation. The first three ye-s it increases the pay ment to veterans with an average of twnuur-two million dollars. S GHTMMtCF uliuiii uiiiimiiL DOi SHIPPING ) mm mm Attained an Extreme Veloc ity of 73. Miles an Hour, From the Southwest. STORM WAS UNEXPECTED AND CAME UP5liDDENLY, DRIVING ONE, STEAMSHIP AND A NUM EER CF BARGES AGROUND WIND REMAINED AT 50 MILES AN HOUR AND OVER FOR NEARLY TWELVE HOURS. Coming up suddenly and unexpect edly a storm, in which the wind reached an extreme velocity of 76 miles an h,our and continued above fifty miles and hour for nearly twelve hours, did some Jdamag9 along the waterfront early "yesterday morning and during the day. One steamship, the Everilda, dragged her anchor and went aground, half a dozen barge? were driven 'cn the beach and some timber lost or damaged, while several email boats .were swamped and vessels moored at wharves damaged to a slight extent . The steamer Tarpon was In the gulf during, the worst of the storm, but came Into port as usual yesterday morning', being a little late, but suffer ed no damage. The storm was preceded by a rain, the fall from 6:30 p. m. to 3:05 a. m. being 1.20 inches. The wind did not reach a high ve locity until early In the morning and then cam'e up suddenly. At 1:16 a, m. it was blowing 12 miles and hour, but within less than 50. minutes this had Increased to 39 miles. At 2 o'clock the velocity "was; 39 miles, and at 2:45 it was blowVg at 76 miles an hour from the southeast. The maximum veloci ties between the hours up to noon yes terday were as follows: .1 to' l .'m. 39 miles. .' 1 to l a. m. 76 miles. ,2:45 a.- xn.r 16 roiles. " 8 : 33 a tn. mUes. . . - , , t' 4? H a,. rdiles, " . " ' ' ., 6:2" &JmU m:s. 6:34 a. m. 54 miles. 7:40 a. m. 56 miles. 8:31 a. m. 56 miles. 9:18 a. m. 58 miles. T 10:31 a, m. 50 miles. 11:06 a, m. 50 miles. . STEAMER STILL AGROUND. Six harbor tug boats went out early In the afternoon to the steamer Ever llda and spent the afternoon endeavor ing to float the vessel, which grounded broadside between Barcelona and Per dido wharves. Ju6t before nightfall the tugs succeeded . ln swinging the steamer about and pointing her south, but she seemed to stick as hard as ever in that position and the task was given up for the night and will be resumed today. It Is not thought the steamer Is damaged to any extent. The vessel Is to take a cargo of lumber and timber by the Keyser-Mul-don Company, a small portion of which has been loaded. v Several barks dragged their anchors during the blow, but did not ground. Fishing boats, especially those en gaged .in beach fishing, suffered some less, one sinking in the sound, and the owner, Mr. Pent, with another man, had to swim ashore. - NO BLOW ELSEWHERE. Pensacola seems to have been the only point where the wind attained high velocity. Mobile and New Orleans reporting1 only medium winds. Weath er Observer Reed yesterday morning issued tire following: "The storm that was centered ln southwest Oklahoma Friday morning remained stationary throughout the day; last night It moved into Missouri, ircreasing in intensity. The greatest wind velocities along the Gulf occur red at Pensacola, where the wind reached seventy-six miles from the southeast at 2:45 a. m. This storm has caused excessive rains in Louisi ana, ranging from 2.26 Inches at Shreveport to 5.84 inches In 24 hours at New Orleans: an excessive down pour of 3.62 Inches Is reported from Des Moines, Iowa; heavy showers have occurred, over Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas. "Rain was falling at 7 a. m. In Iowa, the Lower Lake region, the Ohio val ley and western North Carolina. Pres sure Is high along the North Atlantic coast, where the weather is fair. In the west pressure is generally high, except in southwest Coloarod and por tions of New Mexico and Arizona. Pressure Is highest In "Washington. Temperatures have fallen in the Da kctas and Minnesota and southward to the Gulf and skies have cleared in Texas and over most of Louisiana." GREAT DAMAGE IS - DONE BY CYCLONE It Sweeps Over Tuscaloosa and Other Sections of Alabama, Leaving Death ant( Desolation in Wake. By Associated Press. Tu?clo,sa. Ala., May 11. Extensive damage was done by a cyclone here tonight. The city is in darkness, wires are down and communication is diffi cult. . Two negroes are known to have ben killed. The wind and rain was accom panied "by a heavy hail storm. Trees were Mown down and roofs torn off several small houses. Ore-nshoro. N. C, May 11. A wind of cyclonic proportions swept over the central portion of Randolph county this afternoon, doing considerable damns. At Spero two barns were turned over and trees uprooted. Two rnen were injured when one barn was lemillt'td. nv-u pi u nmn n H M AY u9 II, Him THE NEXT CONGRESSMAN FROM THE THIRD DISTRICT I 1 , 1.4 - 3 4. .v:v. 4 1:7- HON. EMMETT WILSON. Homecpmirig for foni Emmett; Wilson When the "campaign and publicity committee of the Emmett Wilson Club met yesterday afternoon to discuss and map out a campaign -plan they little knew that their plans would be upset a few minutes later by the news that Congressman Mays had with drawn from the race apd Emmett. Wil son would not be forced to make an other race. Instead of the plans for a campaign being carried out President Scott M. Loftin proposed to have a homecoming reception for the Pensa collan when he comes to Pensacola Monday night. No telegraph messages could reach Mr. Wilson last night but Mr. Loftin and his campaign committee busied themselves . ln making arrangements for the reception on Monday night. It is the Intention of Mr. Loftin that all of the loyal supporters of Mr.' Wilson in' Escambia county take part In the reception Monday night that all may WOLGAST FORCED - TO FIGHT HARD Compelled to Extend Himself to The Limit to Get a Four-Round Draw With Willie Ritchie. By Associated Press. Rlnsrside, San Francisco, May 11. Ad Wolpast was forced to extend him self to the limit today to get a news paper draw in the four-round bout with Willie Ritchie. For the first two rounds ratcbie kept the champion, on the defense. The champion was stag gered in the second round by a long range stab to the chin, but recovered quickly. Ritchie took the count twice In the third, came back strong and carrle-1 the fight to Wolgast ln the fourth, when the latter was bleeding pro fusely from cuts on the face and mouth. MANY CHINESE ROASTED ALIVE Angry Thibetans Attacked Quarters on Reading Declaration that Chinese Were Destined to Divine Punishment By Associated Press. Victoria, B. a May 11. Many Chi nes in L'Hassa, the capital of Thibet, were roasted alive during an attack on their quarters by angry Thibetans. In the fighting many were killed on both SidPS. The rioting grew out of a declara tion by the Llama, who said the Chi nese were destined for divine punish ment. News of the fighting was brought here today by a steamer from the Orient. STEAMER LANES ARE AGAIN CHANGED Trans-Atlantic Steamers Will Proceed Sixty Miles Southward Owing to Re ports of Icebergs. By Associated Press. Washington. May 11. The hydro graphic office announced the changing of trans-Atlantic steamer lanes to sixty miles southward of the present position as the result of reports of many icebergs. The steamship com panies agreed to adopt the new route beginning today. This change, in connection with those made immediately after the Ti tanic sank, places the new lanes 230 miles southward of the scene of the disaster. S WITHDRAWS !. ?y . : k.. v a Reception rejofce In the nomination of the bril liant young orator who will thrill the halls of the national law-making build ing as he fights for his district and for his people. ' At the depot Mr. Wilson will be met by a reception committee and escorted to the court house, where he will make a short speech and an informal recep tion will be held. The Pensacola Con cert Band will be secured and will head the procession from the depot to the court house. In speaking of the homecoming wel come Mr. Loftin said he hoped all of Mr. Wilson's friends would take part ln the welcoming of Mr. Wilson. "The district and Pensacola especially is fortunate indeed," said Mr. Loftin, "to have, such a splendid young Democrat as a representative. Pensacola should appreciate the honor that has been be stowed upon one of her . noblest sons and turn out to give him a rousing welcome." NASHVILLE WILL SELL FRANCHISE President of Southern League Club Says ' If Prosecutions Continue the Club Will be Sold. By Associated Press. Nashville, Tenru, May 11. President W. C Hirsig. of the Nashville South ern League baseball dub, which was yesterday enjoined from playing ball ln Tennessee as a result , of Sunday's Fames, said today that arrangements had been practically made to play Nashville's Tennessee games ln Little Rock pending the settlement of the controversy. If the litigation was prolonged, he said, the franchise might be sold to Little Rock. TROOPERS KILL A . 14-YEAR-OLD BOY Boy Was Watching Fight Between Police and Mob When He Was Shot and Kil'ed. By Associated Press. Scranton, Pa., May 11. State troop ers riding down a mob of coal mine rioting this morning shot end killed a fourteen-year-old boy who was watch in sr the fight. The mob was dispersed. ' ? 4L -A 786 of the 1,078 Delegates to the Republican Convention Instructed By Associated Press. Washington, May 11. Of the 1.078 delegates who will compose the Re publican national convention. 788 had been chosen up to today, according to Roosevelt estimates Taft workers figured twenty less. Differences have arisen over the Kansas and Maryland situations. Representative McKlnley, head of the Taft campaign, claimed 483 dele gates, conceding only 237 to Roose velt. Roosevelt forces claimed 319 delegates, giving 143 to Taft. The Roosevelt managers contend that 114 delegates are unlnstructed. including 88 from New York, and that 1C4 are contested. Both campaign committees, in their tables, give Sena Emmett Wilson Will There fore be Next Congressman From Third District. CONGRESSMAN MAYS DECIDES NOT TO ENTER THE SECOND PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, THUS GIV ING THE NOMINATION TO MR. WILSON THE LATTER COULD NOT BE NOTIFIED OWINQ TO ALL WIRES BEING DOWN. Monticello, FIs., May 11, 1912. J. E. Coneannon, Penaaoela, Fla. Have already withdrawn. Leav et once for Washington. DANNITTE H. MAYS. TllA abovA in e. finnv rit l.l.u , tv. received by the campaign manager In Esc&mfcia county of Congressman Mays, and was confirmed by later news fiom other sections of the state, Jackson county, where Mr. Mays re ceived a very large vote, being the first 10 pei lniormation or rus withdrawal from the race. This action on the part of Con gressman Mays gives the nomination to Hon. Emmett Wilson, of Pensacola. who led the congressman in the first primary by nearly a thousand votes. Mr. Wilson secured this great lead notwithstanding the fact that Col. W. W. Flournoy, also from West Florida. as ln the race and polled a large vote. -t Congressman Mays and is Sup porters figured the same as the sup porters of Mr. Wilson that th latter would not only hold his own strength, but would secure practically all of tha vote that went to Col. Flourr.oy in. the first primary. Congressman Mays has represented the Third district for tm ?-m t-t was first elected ln a hard fight' with j. v aiter K.enoe and j. F. C. Griggs, and In the second election he was op pcfed by only Judge Griggs, and was re-elected. Mr. Wilson ln announcing his car d'dacy In - opposition to Congressman Mays began a vigorous campaign in the district,-., which gained supporters for iiim in every county., and his plat form was ors of the progressive klni. . arsd that the.- people ct . the- district have been demanding. -As a result he waa hisrh man in the first -primary and will represent the district when the term of Mr. Maya expires. Mr. Wilson was in Apalachlcola last night, where the Third congressional committee met to canvass the returnn, and could not be notified of the with drawal of Mr. Mays, owing to tho fact that all wires to that section cf the country are down. ENGLAND IS FACING A LABOR CRISIS South Wales Coal Miners Diseatisfiod With Wages Granted Them by tho Minimum Wage Act. ( By Associated Press. London, May 11. Dissatisfaction of South Wales coal miners with tiie scale of wages granted them has broken down the minimum wage art. recently Inaugurated, and now the country is confronted with another la bor crisis. , , A national conference to review the situation has been caled for Londoa next week. ' i- The South Wales colliery laborers objected to the decision Pt-Ahe local wages board chairman, which gives them lers than the five shilling a day which they expected under the new act. T. BRUCE ISMAY IS IN LIVERPOOL He Is Greeted by a Large Crowd, but Refuses to Make Any Statement Regarding the Disaster. By Associated Press. Liverpool. May 1L Pale and hag gard. J. Bruce Ismay, who ordered tb construction of the, steamer Titanlo and escaped when the liner went down, arrived here today from New York. A. cordial crowd greeted him. . Mr. Ismay declined to talk to news paper men. He said he had given a concise statement of the disaster st the Washington Investigation and that he expected to testify ln the BritlsH IrQulry. SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION. Atlanta, May 11. The annual school of inetruction for state militia officers will be opened at Fort McPherson next wer-k. "Pupils" from various southeru states will attend. tor La Follette 26 delegates and Sena tor Cummins 10. Preparations for the two weeks bat tle at Chicago over the seating of con tested delegations are being com pleted. The delegations Instructed for Taft. whose seats will be contested ac cording to the latest statement frora Senator Dixon, are as follows: Alabama, 20; Arkansas. 8; District o Columbia, 2; Florida 12; Georgia, 26; Indiana, 12; Kentucky, 16; Louisi ana, 20; Michigan, 6; Missouri, 2; South Carolina, 4; Tennessee, 14; Virginia, 22. The 200 delegates to be selected la the coming week include 26 in Texas, 2; in California, 24 in Minnesota, 14 in Washington. 16 in West Virginia and scattering delegations In many other states.