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jj THE WEATHER g X X x X * WASHINGTON, JUNE 13.—FORE- x X CAST FOR ARKANSAS: LOCAL X >< THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY; SAT- * £ URDAY PROBABLY FAIR. £ £*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX# THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME XXXI. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1912. •XXXXXXXXXYXXXXXXXYYXXYYYXY#^ * 8 PAGES TODAY * X - --- X X X X But Two Papers in the State Have x £ the Full Associated Press Report £ X THE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS X x * •XXXxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX# NUMBER 215. ARMY CIRCLE HOUSE adopts measure which REMOVES GENERAL LEONARD WOOD FROM OFFICE. PERSECUTION IS CHARGED Alleged That Certain Congressional Leaders Have Object in Removing the Present Chief of Staff of the Army. Washington, June 13. — Startith* charges of an Intrigue against Major General Leonard Wood, chief of stafT of the army, begun by the late Sen ator Marcus A. Hanna, were only part of a series of sensations which attended the adoption by the house today of the army appropriation bill conference report. Allusion to Major Genera! Charles F. Humphrey as “the agent for the powder trust" and to Senator Du ll >0111’* former donn^ction with the powder business, furnished other in cidents. Nevertheless the house adopted the report which had been approved by Its conferees and accepted by the senate, and if President Taft signs the bill, as It is said he will, General Wood will he removed from his office on March 4, 1913, and the retention or disposal of many army posts, which the war department has characterized as ueiess. will he left to a commis sion. i Representative Prinoe began the light against the report by charactet izing it as "an in.-mlt to the army, the house and the country," and In the debate which followed. Repre sentative Cooper brought in the name of Senator Hanna. “In all my public career," Mr. Cooper began. ‘‘I know of no officer who baa been so malignantly mis represented as General Wood. I was told on the very best authority lhat when General Wood was in charge of affairs in Cuba a certain senator asked him what he projH>sed to do abouf Major Hathbone, director of posts of Cuba, theu Involved in the postal frauds. " ‘Senator/ responded Wood, '1 propose to prosecute him.’ ‘“Do that Wood.’ replied the sen ator. 'and 1 will see to it that you never rise higher titan captain in tlie service.’ "Since that time," continued Mr. Cooper, 'Hunt senator and itis power ful flriemls iia^e hounded him. The interchange which followed brought in the name of Seuator Hanna Representative Martin of Colorado made reference to Brigadier General Pershing and his rapid rise* in tlio army. The general Is a son-in-law of Senator Warren of Wyoming, chairman of the senate appropriations committee, former chairman of the senate military affairs committee and one of the conferees on the bill. "Men in the army who are sotts in-law of legislators and who have been allowed to jump 700 numbers over the heads of other officers to a brigadier-geueralahip,” shouted Mr Martin, "would have a better chance of promotion if a man of General Wood’* ty,>e were disqualified.” He referred to General Wood as "the best man in the American array to day " in tne names or the commission or retired officers, which would dispose of the posts, was that, of General Humphrey, and Mr. Martin demand ed to know if the general had a.< vlsed the house conferees. Chair man Hay of the military uffatrs com mittee admitted it was so. ‘Well," retorted Representative Martin, "General Humphrey, as you all well know, is the agent for the powder trust." Minority Leader Mann agreed with Mr. Martin’s view regarding General Humphrey. When the supporters of the ViII got their innings, Chairman Hay de clared General Wotxi's removal was for the good of the army and that •he general had proved himself "an incompetent chief of staff.” The report, carrying all the so called anti-administration amend ments, was finally accepted 71 to J2. H now goes to tile president. War department ofdcials maintain it would disrupt the general staff and over turn the army organization. There ure hints that its constitutionality may 1>© tested if it. becomes a law. Many members of both houses hold •lint the disputed amendments are hot proper in an appropriation hill. STRIKE A FAILURE. I-ondon, June HI.—Evidence that the strike leaders realize -that a national strike is a forlorn hope and are eager ft“" a plausible pretext to make peace, W!,s afforded by the appointment to day of an emergency committee "to he ready to Interview the government should their services be required." At no place has the day brought ac cessions to the strikers' rankR. The Liverpool council of the telephone "tirkers’ federation decided to await the result of the ballot now being taken by the seamen’s and firemen's union Leith and other Scotch ports have voted heavily against the strike. WESLEY EDWARDS IS PLACED IN CUSTODY YOUTHFUL VIRGINIA OUTLAW IS ARRESTED ATCLAY CITY, KY„ BY THE POLICE. Lexington, Ky.. June 1.3.—Wesley Kdwards, a member of the Allen elan which raided thecourt, house at Hills - ville, Va., on March 14 and who is charged with complicity in the as. sasination of the judge, the prosecu tor, the sheriff of the county, and killing and wounding of a number ot others, was arrested this morning bv Chief of Pliee A. B. Pettit of Clay City, 4u miles west of Lexington, if the belief of the authorities at that place is correct. The man, who gave his name as llathley and said he was from West Virginia, answers the description of the long sought fugitive in every particular, and Chief Pettit is now awaiting an answer from the Virginia officers in regard to the prisoner. Chief Pettit received a letter Tues day morning frin Frank Wyatt ot Jackson, Ky., who knows both the Kdwards and Allens, saying that 'Sld na Allen and Wesley Kdwards were headed towards Clay City, and giv ing him a description of the men. Pettit took the tip and watched all trains and roads leading into the city. He arrested his prisoner as he was boarding a freight tralu to leave Clav City. CUBAN REFUGEES. New York. June 13.—About [>0 refugees from Cuba who closed uu their business places and homes to come to the United States until the insurrection is quelled, arrived In New York today. Hr. C. De La Torre, a professor at the University of Ha I vana, said: The situation throughout Cuba is most critical and I very much doubt if even the United States can quell the trouble.” REPORTED DEFEAT OF CUBAN REBELS BATTLE RUMORED IN WHICH BLACK INSURGENTS ARE SAID TO BEATEN. United Statep Sends Supplies to the Marines Now Doing Duty on Cuban Soil. Havana, June 13.—General Monte agudo, the Cuban commander in chief, reports to the government that a column ilnder Colonel Valiente has defeated the forces of Estonez and lvonet at Jarahueca, killing many of the rebels. The Havana evening pa pers state that the rebels were rout ed and lost many hundreds of men and that it means a crushing blow to the insurrection. The daflest dispatches ifitom San tiago, however, say the reports of this engagement ar£ greatly exagger ated, that apparently it was only a smart skirmish, five negroes being killed, with a government loss of one man wounded. Elsewhere on the island quiet con tinues and no insurgent activity Is reported except the rumored appear ance of a small hand in the nighbor hood of Havana. Havana evening papers assert that Colonel Orestes Ferrara, now on a special mission in Washington, sends word thut it is the intention of the United States to withdraw the war ships from Cuban waters, but dis patches from Oriente say the Amer ican ships are still active. Supplies for Marines. Calmenera, Cuba, June 13.—Capt. Jeter R. Horton, with a squad of marines is delivering supplies to all detachments stationed along the Cuantunamo & iWeatern railroad sufficient to last one month. The United States collier Caesar left this morning with provisions for the marines who have been landed in the vicinity of 'Santiago. The Cu ban gunboat Villuendus has arrived with many refugees from small towns along the coast No Need of U. S. Troops. Washington. June 13.—Edwin W. Atkins of Boston, largely interested In sugar plantations In Cuba, and re cently arrived from there, called at the state department today. He saw no need for (American tioops, butt, admitted that the presence of the American naval vessels had had a salutory effect in restraining the na tives from acts of violence. .Official reports today from all sources of the island, fail to record any Important disorders. DEMOCRATIC CONTEST. Pierre, S. T)., June 13.- Wire re turns on delegates to the Democratic national convention received today by the secretary of state from all five ciuntles give the Wilson-Biyan det | egates 4.6G6: the Clarlt-Bryan del j egates 4,345 and the Champ Clark j list 2,874. Indications now are that I the delegation will be contested. MYSTERY SUDDEN ADJOURNMENT AFTER MISSOURI COMPROMISE GIVES RISE TO MANY RUMORS. MANY REASONS ADVANCED Roosevelt Men Hail it as a Sign of the Breaking of Solid Rank of Taft Supporters in the Na. tional Committee. Chicago, June 13.—‘The Missouri compromise" decision and the quick ly following and unexpected adjourn ment of the Republican national com mittee this afternoon brought about a situation full of uncertainty and conflicting rumors, which lasted throughout the evening and refused to crystallize into any definite form. Kxpaianations traversed a long and 'varied scale, all the way from the statement that the compromise and sudden adjournment presaged a gen eral getting together Of the Taft and Roosevelt factions to the naive the ory that it was to give the conven tion carpenters a chance to finish their sawing and hammering in the neighborhood of the committee room. The explanation which best fits the various known facts is the Taft sup porters were glad to take advantage of the three or four hours of time saved by the compromise on the Mis souri cases to take account of stock and prepare for the struggle expected over the Texas and the Washington contests. Roosevelt supporters professed to be greatly elated over the seating of their delegation at large from Mis souri and asserted that the outcome in the whole Missouri business ex ceeded their most sanguine hopes. The Taft people, on the other hand, seemed to take the outcome compla cently and abated none of their claims 'em that account. National Committeeman Charles Nagel, Mr. Taft’s secretary of com merce and labor, who left Chicago yesterday on the eve of the Missouri contest hearing, which he hud been counted on to present, came in ftr considrable criticism when the com mittee artion marked the first im portant concession of the fight to Roosevelt. Taft men bn the commit tee, while mute for publication, said privately that Mr. Nagel's departure from Chicago had much to do wifh the argument In the Missouri case. The cabinet officer had been press ed to present the Taft side of the controversy bun had expressed a de sire to be excused from participation. Several members of the committee, however, had been confidnt Mr. Na gel would argue the case. Late last night when it was known that the secretary had left town, some of the Taft members of the committee de termined to stand by the Hadley Roosevelt delegates. Today absolutly no one appeared to challenge Governor Hadley's pre sentation of the case and the Taft leaders said there was nothing for them to do but surrender. Anyway, the subject was the topic of endless discussion among both factions tonight and the Roosevelt people unquestionably showed the more contentment. Interest in tomor row's session of the national com mittee was quickened. The fight promises to center abo.it contests involving the delegates from Texas. The contests precedin’: that on the calendar of the national committee are inconsequential com pared with the Texas situation, where the political life of Cecil Lyon, national committeeman, and the strength of the Roosevelt machine in the state is at stake. The Roosevelt managers declared no compromise would be considered with regard to Texas. The Taft man agers asserted they would fight for all of the contested Texas delega tions on the ground that the Lyon organization had c.hoseu its delegates in defiance of the district apportion ment plan of the Republican national committee. Rumors of compromise and coni cession In the remaining contest fights were denlied by the leaders on both sides. It 1b expected that the Virginia contests, in which the Roosevelt forces charge that tile Taft conventions were held where negroes could not attend, will be presented as a single case, hut Ornisby McHarg, tlie Roosevelt contest manager, as serted tonight they would argue each of the Texas contests separately and that they expected to have at least 30 of the 40 Texas delegates. Both sides continued to claim ulti mate control of the convention and the Roosevelt forces definitely an nounced their intention to oppose on the floor the ele tion of Senator Elihu Root as temporary chairman. They said their candidate for that place would he Senator Borah of Idaho. “If such an honor was conferred upon me,” said Senator Borah, "of course 1 could not refuse it’’ After several conferences at the Taft headquarters tonight in which Senators Penrose and Crane, Chair man McKinley und other Taft lead ers took part, the decision to put forward Senator Newell Sanders of Tennessee, as chairman of the com mittee on permanent organization ol the convention, was confirmed. The Taft leaders say that if they control the organization, they will make the temporary organization with Senator Hoot as chairman of the permanent organization. Gossip of the planned fight against Senator Hoot awakened interest !n his expected arrival. He had hern expected today and rooms were in readiness for him. Mr. Boot, noww er, had not reached here at a late hour and inquiry failed to reveal hia whereabouts. About the headquarters were con slant rumors of the approach to Chi cago of Mr. Roosevelt himself. Matty of his staunch friends insisted that he wuld be here Sunday night or Monday morning in time to partici pate in the mass meeting planned in his interest Monday night. Rumors of a bolt in the party, so current for the last few days, were conspicuous today by their absence, and this kind of talk was over shadowed by continual discussion of a possible compromise in case the Taft-Hoosevelt struggle should De conte too hitter and entangled. Events of the day gave Roosevelt leaders their first real cause for ju bilation and they were not slow to take advantage of it. While the na tional committee was disposing of the Missuri contests, Roosevelt delegates in Chicago were assembled in the Con gress hotel listening to a speech by William Flym* of Pennsylvania, who Urged that "every man must do his full duty and not give up the fight.” Francis J. Heney of San Francisco brought the good tidings. When lie arrived Senator Dixon was declaring that the Republican national com mittee could not possibly get eonugh delegate.? for Taft to nominate. "The members cf the national com mittee cannot stand the strain of public opinion, which is with us, much longer," he declared. Then Mir. Heney took the rostrum, when he announced that the national committee had given the Missouri delegates at large to Roosevelt there was a tumult and then Mr. Flynn asked: "Do you still compare the national oofnmittee to forty thieves?” "Yes," responded Heney. “I still compare some of the committee to the forty thieves." But don t you think the commtiteo /i improving?" Flynn continued. "Only an to results,” said Heney. Following this meeting the mem bers of the national committee be gan to arrive from the adjourned meeting at the Coliseum and they were at once suriounded and pressed for explanations of the Bidden ad journment following the Missouri contest decision in Roosevelt's favor. Senator Borah Of Idaho confessed to inquirers that he w-as ignorant of the reasons for the sudden adjourn ment and said it was at the request of Senator Crane. The Idaho sen ator said he thought it possible that some of the committee leaders had been fooled on evidence in the Mis souri contest and wished to look carfully Into the evidence in the Washington and Texas contests be fore bringing them up in the com mittee for action. These contests, like Missouri were instituted by the Taft forces. Senator Dixon took an entirely dif ferent view of the matter. "I positively know," said Mr. Dix on, “that two members of the na tional committee who have been vot ing with the steam roller served no tice last night, that they would go no further in unseating Roosevelt delegates who had been regularly chosen. 1 know who they are and could name them if I would. There are Other members of the committee who cannot stand the strain much longer. That’s why Penrose and Crane fled to cover today to counsel on a change of plans.” l ne itooseveit campaign manager concluded his statement with the Hat declaration that the Roosevelt forces would control the temporary organ ization and nominate Roosevelt. The senator, however, admitted that the Roosevelt forces might not control the credentials committee, each mem ber ol' which is" selected by his stute delegation. “All the evidence in all the con tests before the national committee .will have to be gone over again,” said Mr. Dixon, ‘‘and there may be Taft men on that committee who will not stand for steals of Roosevelt delegates like the steal in Kentucky and in California. It may be that we will not nominate a candidate for ten days after the convention is organized.” Reports from other sources had it that Senator Borah of Idaho had been selected for temporary chairman. Notwithstanding positive declara tions from leaders of both sides that talk of compromise was foolish, there are many delegates and leaders who think that another man may win the convention’s crown. Senator Kenyon, of Iowa, urged Senator Cummins in this connection. At the Taft headquarters a period of .great activity followed the an nouncement of the adjournment of the national committee after the de cision in the Missouri cases. The Missouri result was cominuniieated to the white house over the long dis tance telephone by Secretary Hilles and the Taft advisers were called in. Mr. Hllies would make no comment on the situation. Senator Penrose was the first to arrive and he went over the day's developments with Director McKin ley. Senator Penrose asserted that the committee had adjourned simply because it was desirable, to allow time for the preparation of various contests and thus facilitate the hear ings. While the Taft leaders and ad visers, however, received in to see McKinley, scores of delegates flood ed the headqimrters. 1 A tequad of Taft supporters, forming a reception ot the various delegations as they ar rived and conducted them to the headquarters. Elaborate preparations STILL PLAT A WAITING GAME TALK OF DEMOCRATIC CANDI DATES HINGES ON RESULT OF CHICAGO CONVENTION. MACK (iOES TO BALTIMORE Rumored Coalition of New York, In diana and Illinois On One Candi date—Convention Hall Is Pronounced Perfect. Baltimore, Md., June 13.—National Chairman Mack came to Baltimore to night and after officially opening the headquarters of the democratic na tional committee at the Belvedere, made an inspection of the convention hall. The national chairman was accom panied fiom New York by National Committeeman Roger Sullivan of Illi nois; Secretary Urey Woodson of Kentucky; and Assistant Treasurer J. I’. Doolin. The party was joined here by National Committeeman GoRra of Missouri, who spent the day in Wash ington conferring with Speaker Champ Clark. Chairman Mack and 'his fellow na tional committeemen made an inspec tion of the convention hall. "It is the most remarkable conven tion hall 1 have ever seen,” said Chairman Mack, “and if have attend ed many democratic as well as repub lican conventions.” nmu luin^in LIlilL the question of the temporary chair manship was stiil unsettled, saying: "We have talked about Judge Par ker, Senator O'Gorman, Ollie James, Senator Kern and others for tempo rary presiding officer and that is as far as we have gone. As for the per manent. chairmanship, that is a matter for the committee on permanent or ganization.” “What about the presidential candi dates?” he was asked. "I can say this, that there will be no serious conferences on the presi dential nominations unless after the Chicago convention," replied* Chair man Mack, who added tliat the prin cipal planks in the Baltimore plat form would be the tariff, the high cost of living and the trusts. _ Discuss Consolidation. New York. June 13—Norman E. Mack, chairman of the democratic na tional committee; Urey Woodson, sec retary, and Roger C. Sullivan, the Illi nois leader, left New York this after noon for Baltimore to take up the preliminary work of the convention there. Before departure, Messrs. Mack and Sullivan discussed the situation with Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany Hall leader. Their meeting gave rise to reports that a plan of mutual sup port by New York, Illinois and Indi ana for a candidate at Baltimore, was under consideration In case there should be no nomination by the con vention on the first few ballots. According to some of the most in fluential local leaders, New York's delegates expect to vote for Mayor Gaynor or Governor Dix on the first 'ballot. Among other candidates said to be under consideration by the New York delegation are Champ Clark and Governor Harmon. NO GAMBLING AT LAS VEGAS. I .as Vegas, N. M., June 13,—Jack Johnson today asked that the names of Billy Cochran 07 Pittsmirg un.'i Abe Pollock of Denver be restored to the list under consideration as possible referee of the Flynn-Johnson battle July 4. Reports that plans were being con sidered to give visitors to Las Ve gas for the Flynn:Joimson battle July 4 personal experience with the old time custom by open gambling as in pioneer days are met by Gover nor McDonald with the statement that the anti-gambling law will be enforced strictly. FREE WHEAT FOR FRANCE. Paris, June 13.—The chamber of deputies today passed a bill admitting wheat free on condition that an equiv alent weight of Hour is exported front France by the importer within three months, or an equivalent weight ot biscuits within four months. Tly high price of wheat and its scarcity have caused considerable apprehen sion in France and it is believed this action will temporarily relieve the market. SIE2ED STEAM YACHT. New York, June 13 —The sheriff cf Kings county today siezed H. Clay 1 igtpe’s steam yacht Yacona to- sat isfy a judgment of $171,000 obtained against him by Mrs. A. T. Rycroft. A stay of execution forbidding sale of the yacht was granted. Mrs. Ry croft obtained her judgment against Pierce by default in a suit involving securities placed in his care by her. for the reception of delegates were made by the Taft managers, and ev ery delegate reaching tho city will be taken in charge. Similar ar rangements have been made by the Roosevelt men. ROOSEVELT EXPECTS TOGO TO CONVENTION FINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE TOMORROW MORNING, AC CORDING TO COLONEL. Oyster Bay, N. Y„ June 13.—Alter talking for several hours tonight with Senator Dixon over the telephone wire. Colonel Roosevelt said that he might go to Chicago. Ills final de cision, however, still remains in abeyance. Colonel Roosevelt said the dele gates supporting him were indignant at. the trend of affairs in Chicagrt. lie was told tonight that they re garded the situation as being "a cynically open attempt on the part ot the national committee to dei’ruu i the people of the victory they have won.” The result, as Colonel Roosevelt T>ut it, has been a very inteuse feel ing leading to a strong demand uoni the Roosevelt delegates, especially those from the western states, that he go to Chicago. The colonel ex plained that he had been told that his supporters wished his presence, not because he is a candidate hut because they regarded him us the man who happened to he at the mo ment leading the fight for the peo ple as a whole. Colonel Roosevelt will not go to New York in the morning. Whether he will leave for Chicago later in the day or return to Oyster Bay tomor row night could not be learned to night, “I don’t know what I shall do,” said he. '“It depends upon what I learn in the morntug.” The colonel said that although he had been urged to give a definlta answer tonight to tho appeal from Chicago, he had merely replied that he wished to hear in full the rea sons of those who urged him to go to the convention city, before deciding what course of action on his part wi*. be best. The impression pre vails tonight that the colonel was going. MEXICAN REBELS SEEM DISCOURAGED HUERTA SAYS LEADERS ARE FLEEING TO AMERICAN BOR DER TO ESCAPE. Cordon of Troops Spread to Prevent Rebels from Crossing American Boundary Line. Mexico City, June 13.—A special to El Imparclale tonight from Gen eral Huerta's headquarters vised per sonally by the federal commander, stated that Orozco, Salazar and otEiiJr chiefs had gone to Juarez, according to information received there, and ft. was understood that tEiey had aban doned the idea of defending Chihula hua hut would continue operations near the international boundary so they could make their escape into American territory if necessary. "Cheche" Campos, the rebel leader from the Torreon district, was un derstood also to have gone to 1C1 Paso and it was rumored that he had been arrested. Forty-three of the rebel garrison in Juarez was also reported to Gen eral Hirerta to hav,e deserted and passed to the American side. A battle at Pedricena, southwest of Torreon. between rebels under Ar gumeda and federals commanded by Calixto Contreras of Blauquet’s com mand, resulted in 70 dead and wund ed among the rebels. The federal losses were reported to have been small. The latter captured cannon, horses, arms and ammunition. Ar gumedo himself was said to )jp.ve been mortally wqunded. This is be lieved by the federals to have pdf. an end to the rebel campaign about Tor reon. Argumedo’s men to the num ber of 200 are said to be struggling northward, half dead from exposure and privation. Plan Trap for Rebels. Tucson, Ariz., June 13.—Three thousand federal troops under (Jer eral Blanca will be spread along 'he Chihuahua state border In an at tempt to hem In General Orozco and his rebel forces, according to 'Stdre ments credited to Sonora officials and repeated here today. This plan was formed, it was said, as the result of an appeal yesterday of officials of Chihuahua to the gov ernor of Sonora for permission to send a pilot train into that state to fight the rebels and YaquJ Indians who were pillaging and murdering indiscriminately. A band of 200 Yaquls burned three bridges last night between Buena Vista and Cor ral, Mex. Battle is Expected. Chihuahua, .Mex., June 13.—Fin counters between scouting parties and even vanguards of the two armies are expected within 4S hours. The Hfoxlinlty of the federal outposts now at I.as Cruces. 57 miles south of Ba chlmba, and the order given by Gen eral Orozco to Generals Del Toro and Kijas to move forward make dashes almost a certainty. The general o rier that correspondents must stay ut the rear has been amended and will apply only to two or three suspseted of being spies. ROOSEVELT 12 TO TAFT’S 18 NATIONAL COMMITTEE GIVES uuLuoitL i HE MISSOURI AND NORTH CAROLINA CONTESTS. NO OPPOSITION IS OFFERED Total of Settled Contests Gives Taft 159, Roosevelt 13—More Compro mise* ■^pected to Hasten Committee's Work. Contests derided today by the Re publican national committee: Mississippi, Taft 12; Roosevelt 0. Missouri, Taft ti; Roosevelt 8. V. Carolina, Taft 0; Roosevelt 4. Total, Taft 18; Roosevelt 12. • Previously settled: . Taft 141; Roosevelt 1. Total, Taft 159; Rooeevelt 13. Total number of delegates contest ed, 254. Total number of delegates in con tests pending, 82. Chicago, June 13.—Eight delegates for Colonel Roosevelt and 18 fr President Taft marked the day's gains of the two chief rivals for the Re publican presidential nomination from the decision of contest cases by the Republican national committee. In | addition the committee settled dis j putes between rival Roosevelt fac tions in two districts of North Car olina, both of which had instructed for the colonel, thus clearing his ti tle to four votes from those districts, making a total placed in the Roose velt column for the day of 12. it was a nay or Kwaevelt victor’e'5, but victories achieved with the full acquiescence of the Taft majority on I lie committee. .Missouri’s contests, which threatened another battle be tween the Taft and Roosevelt fac tions in which the lines would lie closely drawn, were compromised so effectively that the committee was unanimous in Riving Roosevelt eight and Taft six of the contested dele gates from that states The decisions were: For Taft: Two each from the sec ond, third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth Mississippi districts; two each, from the third, seventh and four teenth Missouri districts. Total 18. For Roosevelt: Four delegate at large from Missouri; two each from the first and fifth Missouri dis tricts; two each from the thii^l and ninth North Carolina districts. To tal II’. At the end of a week of constant trork the contested delegations, the committee lias given President Taft a total of 119 deiegatos and Colonel Roosevelt a total of 13. In the ninth North Carolina dis trict. the committee seated the Mc N inch-Green delegation, but the con test did not involve presidential can didates, as both delegations were in structed for Roosevelt. Before tak ing up this contest, the committee considered the third district contest and seated the two Roosevelt dele gates—Marion Butler and W. 8. o. Robinson. I When adjournment was taken at 3 15 o'clock, it was the belief that other compromises could be effected . to dispose of some of the remaining contests without the formality of ar guments. In the Missouri cases, as soon as Governor Hadley's Roosevelt delegation had been seated, confer ences were undertaken among the Missouri factions, which resulted in the dividing of the contested dele gations between Roosevelt and Taft. Similar conferences are expected to * result in the consolidation of several of the other state cases, before tha committee resumed work tomorrow. These compromises will not affect Texas or Washington, it is under stood, but may take in several of tho other states. The committee wilt fettle another factional tight in North Carolina tomorrow and will then take up the third Oklahoma district. The contests remaining involve two delegates from North Carolina, eight from Tennesee, 30 from Texas, 20 from Virginia. 14 from Washing ton. two from Alaska, two from Ok lahoma. two from South Carolina ami two from the District of Columbia. HANDICAP MATCH. Chattanooga, Tenn.. June 13.—Tony Capon I of Chicago, tonight signed ar ticles for a handicap match of eight 'rounds, with Joe Gorman of Los An geles. the fight to take place before the Southern Athletic club Tuesday night, dune 16. Caponi agrees to put Goman out in eight rounds or receive nothing for his fight. On the same night Mike Saul or Atlanta aud Curley Jordan of Springfield, Mo., will fight eight rounds. JEFFRIES TO REFEREE. Loa Angeles, Cal., June 13—T. J. Mc Caroy, under whOBe auspices Ad Wol ga»t of Cadillac, Mich., lightweight champion, will meet Joe Rivers of Los Angeles, at Vernon, on July 4, an nounced today that .Tames i., Jeffries will referee the fight. MeCarey •said Jeffries had suggest ed he act with two judges, one from each side.