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§xyyyyyxxyyyyxxyyyyyyyyyyyy# g U/PATHFB PnDrriQT * •YYYYYYYYYYYXYXYYXYYXYYXV**1 TT LA I I1L.II rUnCtA.il 2 . * FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS X - X X REPORT—LEASED WIRES ) X Washington, May 27—Forecast for x x But Two Paper, ln the > X Arkansas: Shower# and cooler Tues x x State Have This Service > 5 day or at night; Wednesday fair. 5 2 s fxxxAAxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx# AL} Nh W SPARER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. Jxxxaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx# \ OLL'ME XXXI. _HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1912. NUMBER 20*. CUBA SPENDS A QUIET DAT ASIDE FROM DESTRUCTION 01 TWO PLANTATIONS NO DIS TURBANCES OCCUR. Government Thinljs Rebellion WII be Short Lived—Recruiting Vol unteers at Key West for Serv ice on the Island. Santiago, Cuba, May 27.—Generals Estenu and Ivonet, leaders in the revolutionary rising, have declare;! their intention to carry on the war whether the United States intervenes or not, until the Morua law has been repealed. This law provides that there shall be no recognition of po litical parties on raciai lines, and is offensive to the negroes. The insurgent leaders have made tlie further statement, in an inter view with a correspondent, who has just returned from the field, that they received offers of money from the Cuban government in consideration lor not taking the field, but they re fused, rather than have the political aspirations of the negro race unful filled. Esteno and Ivonet have under them 1,500 men of whom 500 are well armed. They announce their inten tion of exacting war contributions from the planters and otherwise they will burn their property. They ex press themselves as pleased to ob serve that the Cuban government has been slow in attacking them, thus allowing them time for organiation. It is understood General Estenoz has addressed an important commu nication to Gomez outlining the sit - uat ion as he sees it. A coffee plantation belonging to Juan Botte, a German subject, near El Cob re, ten miles west of this city, wa s destroyed today by a rebel baud. Th e buildings were burned and the ho rses and cattle carried off. A pro tect has been lodged with the German coi istil. i t As also reported that a sugar mill at H'atillo, belonging to a Ger inJu), .has been burned by the rebels, nut no confirmation has yet come to hand. Says Cuba is Safe. New York. May 27.—"Cuba lias not forfeited her right to freedom and self-government. Intervention by an armed American force at this time would lie both unfair and unjust. President Gomez lias the situation well in hand, and the uprising, which now is confined practically to the province of Orlente, will lie sup pressed. President Taft's message to President Gomez today will. I am confident, serve to convince the gov ernment and the people of Cuba of the cordial friendship of the Amer kan government." These statements were made to night by Frank Steinhart, former American consul general in Havana, who now is president of the Havana Electric Railway & Power Co He declared the Situation in Cuba is not now and has not been critical. The unrest, he said, has been confined ot two provinces, and he is confident the rising will not become widespread. Mr. Steinhart left Havana one week ago. He said that American property interests are not endangered. Recuiting Volunteers. .Key West, Fla., May 27.—Hil Gar cia, who was sent here by the Cu ban government to recruit volunteers, today succeeded in raising a company of 50 for active service in the east ern provinces. The company includes Cuban Vice Consul ,1. M. Garcia. The local society of Cuban veterans last night adopted resolutions condemning the uprising in Cuba and offering their services to President Gomez. Reports were received here today that 40 rebels were killed and two captured in a conflict at Parrall with federal troops under oClonel Machado Saturday. Naval Measure Precautionary. Havana. May 27.—The text ol President Taft's message today de clared the naval concentration at Key West and the dispatch of gun boats to ■Cuban waters were merely precautionary and in no way indica tive of Intention to intervene, was a source of much gratification to tht Cuban government. President Gome; summoned the members of his cab inct and acquainted them with th» text of the message, immediately drafting a reply eulogistic of the at titude of the American president anr people, “which is appeasing to Cubai Patriotism," and "clearly shows tht sincerity of the government and tht people of the United States.'' Impression is general that the re moval of the fear of intervention wil greatly strengthen popular support o the government. The newspaper express extreme gratification at tin attitude of the Washington govern tnent. Intervention Unnecessary. Washington, May 27.—The slat department tonight emphatically de flared that the present Cuban sit nation in no sense made interven tlon necessary. No American troop other than the marines already o ihelr way to the island were expect ed to be ordered out it was statei HARRY A. WHEELER Hfirry A. Wheeler of the Union Trust company and ex-president of the Chicago Association of Commerce, has been elected president of the Na tional Chamber of Commerce. ■ t was shown that the fund available for the transportation of troops has run low with the approach of the end of the fiscal year, and any at tempt to move troops from posts in this country to Cuba would be costly. In addition to this the department and the administration are anxious to adhere closely to the terms of the Platt amendment, under which the United States intervened in Cuba aft er the collapse of the Palma admin istration in 1906. The law as inter preted by the judge advocate gen eral of the army, provides that the United States may intervene only "for the preservation of Cuban in dependence, the maintenance of a government adequate to the protec tion of life, property, and individual liberty and for discharging the ob ligations with respect to Cuba, im posed by the treaty of Paris on the United States, now to be undertaken by the government of Cuba." Fven with these requirements ful filled, the United States would first endeavor by diplomatic negotiations [and pacific means to settle the af fairs of Cuba. $2,500,000 VERDICT IN BIGELOW CASE INNOCENT PURCHASERS OF MIN ING STOCKS WIN JUDGMENT IN SUIT TO RECOVER. Washington, May 27.—One of tffe largest judgments against an individ ual ever decreed by the supreme court of the United States was announced today against Albert. 9. Uigelow of (Boston. He will be called on to pay a judgment of $2,100,000 together with interest which probably will bring the total to $2,500,000. The victor in the suit is the Old Dominion Copper Mining and Smelt ing Company. Bigelow and Leopard Lewisohn of New York promoted the company, and while owning its stock, sold to it certain property at an enor mour profit. Then they sold their stock to the “innocent Public" with the company under the control of the “innocent” stock holders, it sued Lew isohn in New Yorw for the profits. The company lost. Then Bigelow was sued by the com pany in Massachusetts, and the courts of that state laid down the far reach ing principle that the company no longer controlled by its promoters, could rescind its contract to pur chase ihe property from them, and make Bigelow account. Consequent ly Uigelow was directed to pay the company $2,100,000. Corporation lawyers are in a quan dary tonight as to the law. The su preme court in 1908 affirmed the New York decision, which held the company could not recover, while today, it likewise affirmed the .Mas sachusetts decision, which allowed it to recover. The decision today dealt exclusive ly with, the question whether the Massachusetts court was controlled by Ihe New York decision under the “full faith and credit clause" of the constitution.'' The Massachusetts courts will be called on to enforce the judgment. DR. WILEY ILL. Pure Food Expert is Reported in Se rious Condition. New York. May 27.—Dr. Harvey W. Wiley is seriously ill at his home at Washington, according to a telegram ; received tonight by the secretary of the New York Pharmaceutical society, which was to have been addressed to monrow night by Dr. Wiley. In the , telegram Dr. Wiley’s secretary, Mr. i Pierce said: “Dr. Wiley is seriously ill. His ' temperature tonight is 102." GOTCH WILL WRESTLE. Baltimore. Md.. May 27.—Qua 3 .Schoenlein (Americus), champion - lightweight wrestler, announced to night that Frank Ooteb had signed a - contract to wrestle with him for the 6 championship, June 14, in this cit>. a The match was originally made far - May 30, but tlotch asked for more 1. time to train. TAFT CLOSED HIS CAMPAIGN I __ SAYS NEGROES HAVE MUCH TO FEAR THROUGH RECALL OF THE JUDICIARY. President Feels That His New Jersey Campaign Has Been Successful— Says He Does Not Want a Third Term. Atlantic City, N. J., May 27.—With a sperch to a crowd that tilled Young’s Pier hack to the Board Walk, with an overflow on the walk Itself, President Taft tonight practically closed his campaign for New Jersey's 28 delegates to the Republican na tional convention. For four hours tomorrow, he will campaign on his way |rom the coa^t to the Delaware river. He will not make his last speech until one hour before the polls open, but his polil ! ical advisers were of the opinion that with tonight’s speech hare and his busy trip down the coast today the president had done bis best to con vince the New Jersey voters that he was worthy of tneir support tomor row. Kxpressions from these advis ers tonight were optimistic and Mr. Taft himself apparently felt that his tour of the state had not been in vain. As the president crossed the Board Walk to reach the pier, where lie spoke, thousands crowded around the president and it was with difficulty that the police prevented a panic. When Mr. Taft rtfached the stand in the center of the pier he walked around In a circle so that a!! of his audience might have a chance to hear some of his speech. After leading the pier the president spoke to a large crowd of negroes. Atlantic City was the last stop Mr. Taft made on a day that began fur him at 8 o’clock and was crowded with speeches. Most of the pres ident’s audiences were demonstrative and apparently Interested In his re marks. In Atlantic City he received a roaring welcome from the throngs Of persons on tbe streets and on the board walk as he went to his hotel and later as he wag taken to the pier where he spoke. i lie intraiuejiL uui not cnauge me tenor of his speeches from those made in other New Jersey towns ex cept in few particulars. He declared during the day, however, that he would not consider a third term. He declared several times fltat the negro has much to fear if the proposal to recall judicial decisions should be come law. In this connection at T-akewood he set up the supposition that some state legislatures legalize peonage and the supreme court declares such a law invalid. “Then it is turned over under the proposed system of recall of judicial decisions to be voted on as to wheth er that decision is right at the next national election. It may be a Re publican year and the amendments he sustained, it may be a Democratic year and the amendments voted down. I ask you my friends whether that was the kind of security you thought you were getting when the war was fought, when hundreds of thousands of lives were lost and blood was spilled so generously and treas ure amounting to millions was lost in order to establish those amend ments, and now are you going to make their weight and their sanction depend on one single popular elec tion? I say my friends, when you consider this problem and when you consider the proposal and look at it face to face, it is so fundamentally erroneous that it presents a crisis in our history that we ought to meet and stamp out by not electing the man who proposes it.” At Millville late today just as Mr. Taft finished speaking some one yelled: “How about Champ Clark?” “Champ Clark is further on. We will attend to him later,” said the president. The president will start out early to make a few more speeches before leaving for Washington. CONFESSES MURDER. Hugo, Okla., Man Says He Shot and Killed Wife and Child. Hugo, Okla., May 27.—'Will Ever idge was lodged in jail at Idabel, Okla., today, charged with murdering his wife, Mrs. Vlrgle Everidge, and the little 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dyer at Eagletown, ea ly Saturday morning. Everidge sur rendered to officers of Choctaw coun ty Sunday and is said to have con fessed that he shot his wife while she lay asleep in her home. The bullet from a heavy rifle passed through the woman's ead and entered the skull of the child by her side. Everidge said he did not know the little one was there. He and his wife had not been living together for some time. Ever idge is of a prominent family. WALSH TO MEET HAYES. Columbus, Ohio, May 27.--Freddie Walsh. Elgllsh lightweight champion, wil! meet Orover Hayes of the Unit ed States here June 13, in a ten-round bout. MRS. RUSH S. FAY ' Mrs. Fay, who was Miss Eleanor Anderson, daughter of Medical Direc tor Frank Anderson, U. S. N., was married on May 4 to Ensign Rush Southgate Fay, U. S. N. MINISTER MAKES CAUSTIC A SPEECH AT BANQUET OF THE PAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY Cs'ew York, May 27. The recent visit of Secretary of State Knox to ten of the Caribbean republics on a mission of fraternal greetings from this country was pleasantly recog nized by the Pan-American society at its annual banquet here tonight. The society iiad the secretary s guest of honor and among the guests were the diplomatic representatives of no less than 16 Central and South American countries. They listened attentively and accorded appluse t'J •the secretary’s review of his most “gratifying mission,” his reiteration of the friendly policy of tire United States and his suggestion for improve ment in the muftial relations between the United States and her sister re publics. In addition to the secretury, the speakers included Ambassador De Gama of Brazil; Manual Calero, the Mexican ambassador, and Congress man William Sulzer. The Brazilian ambassador, who spoke directly after Secretary Knox, was greeted with cheers, but startled the assemblage with a strong pro test at the action of the United States in recently seizing nearly a million bags of coffee belonging to the so called Brazilian cofTee trust because of alleged violation of the anti-trust law. At the conclusion of a lengthy ad dress, Ambassador De Gama declared his hope for a new era in commer cial relations with the United States. Brazil had received a heavy blow when this country Indorsed “the somewhat arbitrary and (fulte revo lutionary doctrine of paying for oth er people's merchandise, not the price they asked for it, hut the price the United States, I mean the Amer ican merchants, want to pay for it. It is a brand new doctrine and the United States seems disposed to en force it even to the sacrifice of long standing international friendship. In their eagerness to establish their right to' meddle with the property of a foreign slate, certain officials of this government went so far as to proclaim before an American court of justice the forfeiture of the sover eignty of that foreign state and this with an unthoughtfnlnesB of the con sideration due a friendly state which comes within the boundaries of in ternational discourtesy. “So you see, Mr. Chairman, we, the South Americans, have still much to learn of the new American ways in dealing with foreign countries, ff Americans have still to learn the way to our hearts. “This should be one of the pur •poses of the Pan-American society and I cordially wish and hope that some day I may tnakn rrm speech of my life by bearing testimony before you that this splendid result has been happily and fully attained.” CLARK GETS BOOST. Washington, May 27.—Champ Clark was assured the votes of the six dele gates to the national democratic con vention In ‘Baltimore at. a primary elec tion held here today, which gave him 54 out of the 66 delegates entitled to sit In the democratic District of Co lumbia convention Wednesday. The delegates not pledged to Clark so far as known tonight are uninstructed, al though the result in three districts will not be known until tomorrow. WILBUR WRIGHT CRITICAL. Dayton, Ohio. May 27.—I^ate tonight physicians reported that Wilbur Wiright was lying In an unconscious condition and was apparently growing much worse. It was stated that his death is expected at any time. His temperature had risen steadily and his condition was one of almost complete collapse. All members of the immedi ate family are at bis bedside. SAID BARROW WAS PRESENT WITNESS CONNECTS ATTORNEY DIRECTLY WITH THE BRIB. ING OF JURORS. Say* He Was Nearby When First Money Was Handed Him In Los Angeles—Darrow's Attorneys Are Fighting Hard. Los Angeles, Cal., May 27.—The name of Clarence Harrow was men tioned by George N. Lockwood, one of the prosecution's star witnesses for the tlrst time today in connec tion with the trial of the lormer chief counsel of the McNamara brothers for aueged jury bribing. Lockwood declared Harrow was walking toward Bert H. Franklin when the latter was arrested for brib ery a few moments after Lockwood had received the first installment of the payment for Ills vote in the trial of .larpes B. McNamara. . The day in court was one of exclle ment from the time of convening until adjournment. Clashes between attor neys, the exchange of charges of *t tempting to influence the jury, an important ruling for the prosecution on the admissibility of the evidence objected to by the defense, and the reappearance of Ixickwood on the stand for the resumption of his story of the alleged trapping of Bert Frank llti, kept up the Interest. Tne events of the day also included a repudiation by District Attorney Fredericks of Detective Robert J. Foster, and the INational Erectors’ Association, which employs Foster, us participants in the prosecution of the Harrow case. The repudiation lollowed the submission by attorneys for the defense of court affidavits in support of a petition that DeteetWe Foster be cited for contempt of court. A morning newspaper today printed an interview with Foster, giving what purported to he the facts concerning the alleged trapping of Harrow in a hotel room by means o£ a telephone.: device. Foster was quoted as saying the instrument would bring about Harrow's conviction. i ne aeiense conieuueu inai me in terview was printed with a view of inttencing the jury and the prosecu tion joined in the request tor Foster's citation tomorrow. The ruling by Judge Hutton on the issue raised by the defense on Sat urday will enable the prosecution to introduce all of the evidence in their possession tending to prove the con tention that ltarrow was guilty of attempting to bribe other jurors. Ixjckwood smiled when relating in cidents which occurred while he was acting under the instructions of the district attorney in the decoying of Franklin, who, he said, had negotiated with him for his vote as a McNamara juror. An objection was raised by the de fense to nearly every question put to Lockwood by the district attorney, but few were sustained. J.ockwood, who is an old soldier, said that at his first visit to Frank lin's office Franklin told him to be careful how bis wife spent the money, if the deal went through. “I told him,” said Lockwood, "that my wife would be the luM person 1 would want to know about it.” Franklin, he said, visited his home again, and Lockwood said he told him he would have nothing to do with the transaction. Franklin professed regret and told lockwood if he : hanged his mind, the proposition was “still open.” The witness tes tified he went to the district attor ney’s office the next day and told what had happened. On this day Franklin made another visit to lx>ck wood’s farm. Franklin told Lock wood that his name had been drawn as a juror in the McNamara trial and said the witness testified "George, there is $4,000 in it for you, and 1 want you to have It.” Feigning to accept the proposition, though with reluctance, Lockwood said he expressed fear that the money would not be paid, and Franklin, he said, declared: •‘Well. I'll talk the tnWter over with Clarence Darrow and he'll fix It.” Franklin then agreed to cotne the next day and talk It over. ‘‘State whether you were acting with the knowledge and advice of the district attorney,” directed Mr. Fredericks. “I was,” said the witness. Lockwood then told of another con ference with the district attorney and of a visit to his house by Captain Fredericks, Detective L. Browne, of the district attorney’s office, and sev eral otlierB connected with the pros ecutor’s tsaff. All of them concealed themselves about the premises after Lockwood had called up Franklin and told him to come out. Franklin, he said, had asked if he should bring out the “big one” and he told him to do so. Three of the men concealed them selves in the barn, one on top of the structure, one on top of a tank tower and one on top of a house, said the witness. When Franklin came Lock wood asked him where Darrow was. He replied, said the witness, "did you think Darrow would come out here?” "I told him," said Lockwood, "I thought he referred to Darrow whon MAJ. GEN. BARRY ■-- - - General Thomas H. Harry, now su perintendent of the military academy at West Point, will tie the next com mander of the eastern division of (he army, succeeding the late General Grant. he mentioned the ‘big one.’ He said he meant Captain White, whom he had selected as .custodian of the money.” The witness said he made further objection to White as “stakeholder,'’ but Franklin insisted and finally It was agreed that Lockwood should meet. White the next morning at Third and I.oh Angeles streets, where the first payment of $500 would he made. Lockwood then told of the meeting with White the next day at the des ignated place, when he was given a $500 bill by White and shown $:t,500 more. He said he saw Franklin across the, street at the time and when Franklin approached he sail, lie told the McNamara detective he feared there was something wrong. He believed, he said, that someone hud overlooked their conversation at his home the previous night. Frank lin looked back and uttered an oath, then cautioned him not to look around. “ ‘l-et's get out of here,’ Franklin told me,” suld the witness. "And lie and White and myself walked to ward Main street. Near the corner a man was coming toward Franklin, lint Brown of the district attorney’s, office stepped !>etweeu them and waved them hack. Then he arrested Franklin.” ‘‘Who was tho other man?” aBked the district attorney. “I have learned since,” said the witness, “that it was Clarence Har row." “.What did Harrow do?” “Keally, I lost sight of him. 1 didn’t see him again,” said Lock wood. The witness then told of being with Franklin and White to the district attorney’s office, where the $t,000 was turned over to Captain Freder icks. His direct examination was not concluded when court adjourned. AUTOMATIC METHOD OF RETIRING BISHOPS GENERAL METHODIST CONFER ENCE WILL DROP THEM WHEN THEY REACH 73 YEARS. Minneapolis, Minn., May 27.—The Methodist, Kpiscopal conference today adopted the plan of making automatic the retirement, of bishops at the gen eral conference nearest his 73d birth day. The plan will go into effect as the beginning of the next general con ference, and will replace the method of superannuating bishops by vote of the conference. The conference today rejected an amendment introduced liy Robert Forbes of Philadelphia, which provid ed that any charges made against bishops should be presented to the senior bishop, who should present them to the board of bishops, and that the case should be heard behind clos ed doors. ; in reply to the request of the church early in the session that the United States recognize the new republic of China, a letter today was received from Philander C. Knox, secretary of state, iu which he declared that ‘‘it is the disposition of the executive to ac cord recognition to the new Chinese government at the earliest opportu nity afforded under the established usages of international law.” To Merge Conferences. Baltimore. Mtl., May 27.-— At the fi nal sessions of the twenty-first gen eral conference of the Methodist Pro testant church here today, it was de cided to merge the Texas and Central Texas conferences. Secretary of Tg riculture Wilson was censored for "ac cepting the presidenc}’’ of the Nation al Brewers’ convention, and the re port of the Sabbath observance com mittee was adopted, disapproved of Sunday newspapers, Sunday excur sions and all forms of amusement or labor on that day. The next conference will take place in May. 1916, and the place of the meeting will be decided upon by the executive committee. _i SAYS REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL DIE OF DRY ROT IF HE 18 NOT ELECTED. Closes Campaign With a Remarkable Demonstration at Hoboken—Is in High Good Humor and Greatly Pleased. Hoboken, N. J., May 27.—The cam paign into which Thnpdore Roosevelt plunged three months ago, when he announced his willingness to accept lhe Republican presidential nomina tion virtually came to an end to night. It ended with a booming wel come to the colonel in Hoboken mi< tile glare of red lire and the cal of bugles as he made his way through streets lined with thousands who cheered him. It was the Hnal rally of the New Jersey campaign. Colonel Roosevelt will now direct Ills attention to the marshaling of his forces for the batile to be waged in l he Chicago convention. ‘‘This Is the. most remarkable end ing to the most remarkable campaign I've ever taken luirt In." said Colo nel Roosevelt tonight after he had witnessed the demonstration In his honor In Hoboken. ‘Tve been in pol itics for 33 years and never before have felt such unadulterated satis faction us In this." Colonel Roosevelt-g Anal appeal be fore the primary election in this state tomorrow was in reply to the asser tion that he was disloyal to the Re publican party, and was attempting to work Its ruin. He Bald he would appeal if necessary from the Repub lican national convention to the peo ple. "The Republican party would have died of dry rot if we hlid not made tliis flglit,” he said, In Hoboken. And in Klemlngton he said: “The national committee is com posed of forty-odd politicians whom tlie politicians eiected four years ago. I appeal, if it lg necessary from the Judgment of the politicians of four > cars ago to the Judgment of the peo ple of today. It is treason to take away the machinery of the party from the* people." in speaking at Kambertville, Colo nel Roosevelt took up the charge that ho was attempting to wreck the party. “The only chance for the Republican party lies in our success,” he said. “The success of our opponents would mean the absolute ruin of the party.” "I ask you to compare in this the attitude of myself and of Mr. Taft, in your own state. Just the other day he said he expected to win because the national committee is wy.ii him. I have told you that I expect to win because the people are with me. “Many of those national commit teemen of whom Mr. Taft speaks are the friends of constitutional govern ment as the men who are to save the party are to save It from who From you? Tlint’s the proposal of Mr. Taft on behalf of the national committee. ‘‘The only men who impeach my loyaiity to the Republican party arj the bosses who are themselves being repudiated by the Republican party wherever the rank and file have the chance to vote. I hold rayself bound to be loyal to your Interests; but I am not bound to be loyal to the in terests of the bosses who betray you. So, my friends, my withers are wrung when they tulk of my not being loyal to the party.” The rally in Princeton was invest ’d with additional interest because of the action of President Hibben of Princeton in stating that Alexander Hal! might be used for the meeting, provided Colonel Roosevelt refrained from attacking President Taft. The colonel chose to speak elsewhere and made his address to a crowd of stu lents and townsfolk from the balcony sf a hotel. He talked in a friendly, confidential way to the students, with never a reference to the president. Wants Hadley for Chairman. Jefferson City, Mo., May 27.—In a letter received by Governor Herbert 3. Hadley here today. Colonel Theo rlore Roosevelt asked him to be tem- 4 porary chairman of the Republican national convention, to be held in Chi cago, if the Roosevelt forces succeed in getting control of the convention. Mr. Hadley will accept if he be lieves he can serwe his faction of the party, It was announced, but he would greatly prefer that some other pro gressive be selected for the place, lie so told the colonel In a letter in answer to his request. Governor Hadley was one of +the eight governors who wrote to Colo nel Roosevelt asking him to become a candidate for president before the colonel announced he would accept. He was one of the leaders of the Roosevelt faction of the state con vention at St. Louis and was elected chairman of the convention after be ing defeated in committee for tem-*" porary chairman by the Taft adher ents. It was announced from Washing ton several days ago that Governor Hadley was one of the four men who would be considered for temporary * chairman of the Chicago convention in case the Roosevelt forces got con trol, but the letter received from Colonel Roosevelt is the first intima tion tbat Hadley is the first choice.