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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912.
v AIL UNCERTAIN DT CHICAGO Excitement Over Missouri Compro mise and Adjournment. UAGEI'S DEPARTURE CRITICISED , Coming Fight In Republican Na tional Committee to Center Abont Contests Involving Delegates from Texas. CHICAGO. June li-The "Missouri compromise" decision and ihe quickly i following and entirely unexpected ad journment of . the republican national committee yesterday brought about a situation full of uncertainty and con flicting rumors which lasted throughout the evening and refused to crysialize Into any definite form. ' Explanations traversed a long and varied scale all the way from the state ment that the compromise and sudden adjournment presaged a general getting together of the Taft and Roosevelt fac tions, to the theory that they were to give the convention carpenters a chance to finish their sawing and hammering in the neighborhood of the committee room. The explanation which best fits the various best known facts is that the ; Taft supporters were glad to take ad j vantage of the three or four hours of j time saved by the compromise on the Missouri cases to take account of stock . and prepare for the big struggle expected over tne Texas and Washington con tests. i Roosevelt supporters professed to be '.greatly elated over the seating of their I delegation-at-large from Missouri and as- serted that the outcome in the whole Missouri business exceeded their most sanguine hopes. Th Taft people on the other hand seemed to take the outcome i complacently and abated none of their claims on that account i National Committeeman Charles Nagel of Missouri, Mr. Taft's secretary of com merce and labor, who left Chicago yes terday on the event of the Missouri con test hearing for which he had been counted on to be present", came in for considerable criticism when the commit tee action marked the first important , concession of the fight to Roosevelt Taft men on the committee, while mute for publication, said privately that Mr. Nagels departure from Chicago had much to do with the argument in the Missouri case. The cabinet officials had been pressed to present the Taft side of the con' troversy, but had expressed a desire to be excused from participation. Several members of the committee, however, had been confident that Mr. Nagel would argue the case. Late last night when It was known that the secretary had left town some of the Taft men on the core , mittee determined to stand by the Had-ley-Roosevelt delegates. Today abso lutely no one appeared to challenge Gov ernor Hadley's presentation of the case, and the' Taft leaders said there was nothing for them to do but surrender. There were . many, however, who in sisted that Secretary Nagel's departure from the scene had nothing to do with the result of the contest, and that the national committee displayed entire fair ness by its decision. ' Governor Hadley in a public statement declared that the committee had acted fairly. - Anyway, the subject wa9 the topic of endless discussion among both factions tonight, and the Roosevelt peo ple"nquestionably showed the more con tentment with the way things stood. As a '.result of today's developments interest ,ln . tomorrow's session of the national committee was quickened. The fight promises to center about contests involving the delegates from Texas. The contests preceding that state on the calendar of the national com mittee are inconsequential compared with the Texas situation, where the political life of Cecil Lyon, national committee man 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 managers asserted they would fight for all of the contested Texas delegates on the ground that the Lyon organization had chosen its delegates In defiance of the district apportionment plan of the republican national committee. Rumors of compromise and concession in the remaining contest fights were de nted by the leaders on both sides. Both sides continued to claim ultimate control of the convention and In this con nection the Roosevelt forces definitely announced their Intention to oppose on the floor the election of Senator Ellhu Root as temporary chairman. They said their candidate for that place would be Senator Borah of Idaho. Mr. Borah was first suggested at a conference of the Roosevelt leaders last night. He was present when the matter of choosing the anti-Taft candidate for the chairman ship was up for discussion and he chose that time to leave the conference. 'I know my name was suggested in connection with the temporary chairman ship," said Senator Borah tonight "When that matter was brought up I left the conference. If such an honor was con ferred upon me of course I could not re fuse." After a series of conferences at the Taft headquarters tonight In which Sen ators Penrose and Crane, Chairman Mc Kinley and other Taft leaders took part, the decision to put forward Senator New ell Sanders of Tennessee as chairman of the committee on permanent organization of the convention was confirmed. The Taft leaders say that if they control the organization they will make the tem porary organization with Senator Root as chairman the permanent organization. Gossip 'Of the planned , fight against Senator Root was awakened by his ex pected arrival. He had been looked-for today and rooms were in readiness for him. Mr. Root however, bad not reached here at a late hour. Rnmors of T. R-'s Coming;. About headquarters were constant ru mors of the approach to Chicago of Mr. Roosevelt himself. Many of his stanch friends insisted that be would be here Sunday night or Monday morning In time to participate in the mass meeting planned in his interest Monday night Senator Dixon, who talked with Mr. Roosevelt over the long distance tele phone early in the day, said he bad had no word from the former president as to bis intention to come to Chicago. He also said that Mr. Roosevelt's presence would not be necessary. Nevertheless many insist that be will be here. - Rumors of a bolt In the party, so cur rent for the last few days, were conspic uous ' today by their absence and this kind of talk was overshadowed by con tinual discussion of a possible compro mise in case the Taft-Roosevelt struggle should become too bitter and entangled. These reports gave hope to the cham pions of Senator Cummins of Iowa and La Follette of 'Wisconsin. Events of the day gave the Roosevelt delegates and leaders their first real cause for surface jubilation and they were not slow to take advantage of it. They made things lively around the headquart ers where those who enter are first greeted by a life sized portiat of the for mer president pictured in a hunting suit with a rifle over his shoulder and one foot on the prostrate body of a lion. While the national committee was dis posing of the Missouri contests. Roose velt delegates in Chicago were assembled In the Congress hotel listening to a speech by William Flinn of Pennsyl vania, who urged "every man must do his full duty and not give up the fight" Several hundred men were in the room cheering when news reached the fringe of the crowd that Missouri had been won for. Roosevelt in the national committee. After he had been cheered until he raised his hand for silence. Senator Dixon proceeded to declare that the republican national committee could not possibly get i enough delegates for Taft. to nominate. "The members of the national com mittee cannot 6tand the strain of public opinion which is with us, much longer," he declared, "and you will be the national convention to choose the standard bearer ! a few days from now." Following this meeting the members of the national committee began to arrive from the adjourned meeting at the coli seum and they were at once surrounded and pressed for explanations of the sud den adjournment. t Arthur I. Vorys of Ohio, who was not present was considerably Impressed by the news and at once sought out Senator Crane. The senator allayed Mr. Vorys' apprehension by suggesting that the com mittee adjourned to give attorneys time to rrepare other cases.' Senator Borah of Idaho confessed to Inquirers that he was ignorant of the reason for the sud den adjournment and said it was at the request of Senator Crane. He had not objected to the motion to adjourn.; "Senator Crane told me," said Senator Borah, "that the members of the com mittee were tired; that he thought time could be gained by adjourning for the day and arranging to consolidate some of the contests,, and that the allies wished to Investigate several of the con tests. I told him I was not in favor of early adjournment because it was a cold day and a good one to work in, but that I would not object to adjournment." Senator Dixon took an entirely dif ferent view of the matter. In stating his views he supported them with the statement that the Taft leaders on the committee had been frightened by de sertions from their own ranks. "I positively know," said Mr. Dixon, "that two members of the national com mittee who had been voting with the steam roller served notice last night that they would go no further in unseating Roosevelt delegates who had been regu larly chosen. I know who they are and could name them if I would." News Goes to Unite Hour, At the Taft headquarters a period of great activity followed the announcement of the adjournment of the national com mittee after the decision in the Missouri cases. The Missouri result was immedi ately communicated with the White House over the long distance telephone by Sec retary Hilles, and the Taft advisers were called. Mr. Hilles would make no com ment on the situation. Senator Penrose was the first to ar rive, and he went over the day's develop ments with Director McKinley for some time. E Omaha's Greatest Clothing House GREAT ATURDAY PECIA. M en's and Young Men's Suits Every suit is this season's model, taken from our lines of Kuppenheimer, Stein-Bloch, Schloss Eros, and Society Brand, all the new shades of brown, tan, gray, purple, blue, fancy blue and dark shades. Made up of worsted, cassimere, cheviot and fancy weaves, in two or three-button coats for fat men, slim men or regulars. Many new lines have been added this week. Over 900 suits to select from, in sizes from 34 to 50. See them displayed in Douglas bt. windows. Most of these suits were marked $22.50 and a few $25.00; on sale now at "We are offering you suits here that are also taken from our broken lines of high grade makes. When we say broken lines we do not mean odds and ends, but suits that we have not a full line of sizes at this time. They are all this season's garments. Made up in all the stylish models two or three-button coats; in grays, browns, tans, fancy blues and dark col ors. Many new lines added the past week- most of these suits were marked $16.50 and a few $18.00; on sale Saturday, at " $1 it w k 5 new sJ?rlng 8hlrts- the ry newest patterns and styles No broken tlXTr ioW?l ?hirts Negligee plaited, cuffs attached. French cuffs, collars at-t-hi tk! , detached: mflde up of percale, madras, French flannel in fact every ma terial that is correct sizes 14 to IS; on sale Saturday, at 85c j General Wood is Not Wanted in Cuba HAVANA, June It Secretary of the Interior Eru informed the Associated Press today that the proposition to send Major General Leonard Wood or Brig adier General Enoch H. Crowder on -a mission to Cuba would be regarded with disfavor by this government if they came with authority to arrange terms of settlement between the government and the insurgents. Boys' Rompers, Play Suits, Scout Suits and Wash Suits at 45c to $4.50 Greatest display ,. of Straw Hats in the west,1; Panamas, Bangkoks and sailors; at from. . . $1.00Uo $10.00 IE ir CD ARMY BILL OP TO PRESIDENT House Passes Measure Putting Gen eral Wood Out of Office. SENSATIONAL DEBATE HEARD Charges Made of Intrlgrae Against Chief of Staff Began by Hanna and Kept Alive by Friends. REMOVAL OF MRS. CAPLAN ARGUED IN DARROW CASE LOS ANGELES, June 14. The Jury bribery charge on which Clarence S. Darrow is being tried was almost com pletely lost sight of In today's session of the trial in the effort of the prosecu tion to show that Mrs. David Caplan was one of the McNamara witnesses whom Darrow had conspired corruptly to prevent from testifying, through An ton Johannsen and Olaf A. Tveltmoe, labor leaders of San Francisco. There was a marked difference in how the opposing sides viewed the alleged spiriting away from San. Francisco of the wife and children of one of the men in dieted with the McNamaras for the blow ing up of the Times building. As seen by the prosecution, Mrs. Cap lan was a material witness for the prose cution In the McNamara case who had been surreptltously taken, first to an isolated mountain retreat some distance from San Francisco and later by auto mobile to Reno, Nev., accompanied by Johannsen. As pictured hy the defense it was a woman tolling mid summer in a San Francisco sweat shop to support her two little children, harrassed by private de tectives until she had appealed twice to the police for protection, finally "hounded out of her position" and then taken in charge by friends. The strongest points made by the de fense, however, In this connection, were that Mrs. Caplan, as the wife of a co defendant, could not have been a wit ness in the McNamara case; that if she could have been viewed as a competent witness her services were never re quired, and that the time of the occur rence was two months before the begin ning of the trial of James B. McNamara. WESLEY EDWARDS CAPTURED; MEMBER OF OUTLAW CLAN LEXINGTON, Ky., June ' 14. Wesley Edwards, a member of the Allen clan, which raided the court house at Hllls ville, Va., on March 14, and assassinated the Judge, the prosecutor and the sheriff of the county, was arrested today by Chief of Police A. B. Pettlt of Clay City, forty miles east of Lexington, If the be lief of the authorities at that place Is correct. The man who gave his name as Hath ley and said he was from West Virginia, answers the description of the long sought fugitive In every particular and Chief Pettit Is now waiting an answer from the Virginia authorities in regard to the prisoner. LoniftTflle to rvave Watfr riant. LOUISVILLE, Neb., June 13 (Special.) The Alamo Engine and Supply com pany of Omaha has been awarded the contract and will begin construction of a water plant about July 1. The village Is looking for a good live man to put In an electric light plant WASHINGTON, June 14. - Startling charges of an intrigue against Major Gen eral Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army,' begun by the late Senator Marcus A. Hanna and kept alive by his friends. were only part of a series of sensation which attended the adoption by the house yesterday of the army appropriation bill conference report Reference to a western senator, whosn son-in-law, Brigadier General Pershing, would be one of the first officers in line for appointment to General Wood's offlca if President Taft signs the bill which carries an amendment to depose the chief of staff; allusions to Major General Charles F. Humphrey as "the agent for the powder trust," and to Senator Du pont's connection with the powder bus! ness furnished other incidents in what perhaps was as stormy an afternoon as the house has seen In many a day. Nevertheless, In spite of a vain fight, led by Representatives Prince, Cooper and Martin, the house adopted the report which had been approved by its conferees and accepted by the senate, and if Presi dent Taft signs the bill, as it said h will, General Wood will be removed from his office on March 4, 1913, and the re tention or disposal of many army posts which the War department has classed as useless will be left to a commission. Representative Prince began the fight against the report by characterizing It as "an insult to the army, the house and the country," and in the debat? which followed Representative Cooper brought In the name of Senator Hanna. Wyoming Influence. Representative Martin of Colorado fol lowed with an attack on one of the sen ate conferees and pointed out that among the army posts which the War depart ment proposed to abolish, but which would now be left to the disposal of a commission, was Fort D. A. Russell, near Cheyenre, Wyo. He also made reference to Brigadier General Pershing and his rapid rise In the army. The general Is a son-la-law of Senator Warren of Wyo ming, chairman of the senate appropria tions committee, former chairman of tho senate military affairs committee and one of the conferees on the bill. In the names of the commission of re tired officers which would dispose of the posts was that of General Humphrey and Mr. Martin demanded to know if the gen eral had advised the house conferees. Chairman Hay of the military affairs committee admitted this was so. "Well," retorted Representative Martin, "General Humphrey as you well know Is the agent for the powder trust" Representative Cooper interrupted to ask if Senator Dupont had not been one of the senate conferees on the bill. Chair man Hay replied that the senator re peatedly had declared he had severed his connection with the Dupont Powder com pany when he entered public life. Minority Leader Mann agreed with Mr. Martin's view regarding General Humph rey. When the supporters of the bill got their Innings, Chairman Hay declared General Wood's removal was for the good of the army and that the general had proved himself an "Incompetent cbief-of- staff." The report carrying all the so-called antl-admlnlstratlon amendments was finally aocepted, 121 to 92. It now goes to the president War department of ficials maintain it would disrupt the gen eral staff and overturn the army organi zation. There are hints that its consti tutionality may be tested If it becomes law. Many members of both houses hold that the disputed amendments are not proper in an appropriation bill. Creighton Holds Its Aquatic Meet at Lake Manawa Students of Creighton university will hold their second annual aquatic meet at Lake Manawa Saturday afternoon. If the water Is warm enough, swimming races for distances of 40, SO and IOC yards will be put on. Boat races will ' be rowed between the classes for dis tances of 100 and 200 yards. The big event of the day will be .the two-man boat race across the lake. Entries for the races are: Forty- Yard Swim Connell Festner, Norris, Moore, Lanphler, Costello, Rus sum, Simmons, Nelson, Sullivan, Mc Avoy, Harrington, McDermott Busch man and Collins. One-Hundred-Yard Swim Festner, Con nell, Moore, O'Connor, Cunningham, Flaherty, Peterson, Dieringer. Two-Man-Boat Race, 200 Yards Seniors: Connell and Norris, O'Connor and Quinn, Festner and Russum. Juniors. Dieringer and McAvoy, Harrington and Beverldge. Freshmen: Cunningham and W attars, Buschman and Collins. Special class: Torrey and Madden. Fourth high: Dalley and Howard. One-Hundred Yard Two-Man Boat Race Seniors: Festner and Moore, Norris and Keenan. Juniors: Simmons and Sullivan. Nelson and Beverldge. Freshmen: Fla herty and Colllr. Special: Torrey and Kanne. Fourth high: Dailey and How ard, Jaspers and Kastner. Third nigh: Coady and McGulre. - Across the Lake Race Seniors: Fest ner and Moore. Juniors: Harrington and Sullivan. Freshmen: Collins and Busch man. SENIORS AT BANQUET TABLE High School Class of 1912 Holds Function at Henshaw. ADDRESSES - BY SCHOOL HEADS Members Respond to Toasts and Enlarge Upon Brents of Their School Career Athletlo Beeord "To the class of 1512 its pride-worthy record and not a single quitter." Fac ulty and students' loined, glasses clicked over gaily decorated tables, and a cool aqua pura toast trickled down the throats of 260 seniors of the Omaha High school, gathered at the Henshaw hotel last evening for their farewell banquet Superintendent E. TJ. Graff was the principal speaker of the evening. "I have a special Interest in the class of 19ia," said Superintendent Graff. "This class entered the Omaha High school at the same time that I did. In September, 1808, so I was a freshman then,', so to speak. I congratulate you upon the com pletion of your four years' course as one of the foremost groups of high school students ever banded together." "If suffragette Ideas are the prevail ng fashion of the future, I hope the girls of this class will be foremost In that activ ity," said Principal McHugh In addressing the students. "If the boys come back in after years clean, whole-souled and with clear records, no matter what their social standing may be, I shall consider; tnem every inch men. Miss Jessie Towns, 191 faculty super visor, also spoke briefly to the students. The rest of the evening's program was made up of ten student toasts. Dave Bowman was toastraaeter. ... , The tables were decorated for the oc casion In red ,and white peonies. Sou venir place cards in red and gray, the class color, were gliven each ! senior, Several members of the faculty were present In addition to,' the students. Commencement emrclseb of the class will be held at the Brandels theater this evening, when diplomas and cadet cer tificates will be awarded. Fallowing Is the -list of, student toasts last evening: ,' ; . "The Girls," by -George-Howell. "The Boys," by Mlsa Adelyn Wood. v "The Third Degree," by Lorlng Elliott. ' "Playing the Came by, Vergil Rector. "SybilUne Leaves,- by Miss Florence Lake. "Class Play," by Joseph Woolery. "Regiment." by Miss Claire Patterson. "As-We . Were,": by Miss Laura Zimmerman.- "As , We WIHtBe," by Miss Grace Rob inson. ' 1.' I , ."The'Class?of 1912,", by. Edwin Landale. Pierce's Steam Yacht Seized by Sheriff NEW YORK, June 14,-The sheriff of King's county this afternoon seised H. Clay Pierce's Bteam yacht Yacona, at anchor In the Erie basin, to satisfy a judgment of 5171,000 obtained against him last February by Alice T. Rycroft Mr. Pierce's lawyers immediately applied to the supreme court for a stay of execu tion, forbidding the sheriff to dispose of the yacht at auction. Girl Law Student Wins Karnes Prize COLUMBIA, Mo., June K-MIss Ethel V. Kynaaton of Moberly, Mo., the only young woman student in the Mlmoun university school of law, won the Karnes prize In legal ethics at the commencement exercises of the university today. Four hundred and thirteen certificates and degrees were conferrd. See Carey's want ad under laundries. The Persistent and Judicious Use of Newspaper Advertising Is the Road to Business Success DAKOTA DEMOCRATS LIKELY TO CONTEST FOR DELEGATES - PIERRE, 8. D., June 14. (Special Tele gram.) With the counties of Dennett. Butte, Campbell, Harding and Lalto to hear from on presidential delegates, the Wilson list has 4,606, the Clark list 4,8i. and the Champ Clark 2,874, The state secretary Is calling for wire figures from counties not ' yet reporting. The .Indica tions now are for a oontssted delegation from this state whatever the outcome on the vote. . WISNER CELEBRATES FOURTH FIRST TIME IN EIGHT. YEARS WISNER, Neb., June 14. (Bpeolal Tele gram.) Business men Of Wlsnef tonight decided to hold the first publlo celebra tion of the fourth of July that has been held hero In tight years, One hundred and forty men were represented at the meeting, which was presided ovsr by A, R. Olson. Th general oommlttoe on ar rangemsnts was composed of J. B. Ryan, A. Jr Wsst, C. Lorensen, W. Hoffmctsr and T. 3. Griffin. A. J. West was plajcod In oharge of amusement concession. In Stormy WontliJ-r, Too. "Come, my son," said the stern but fond parent, as he tore a shingle from the roof of the hen house and strode In the direction of the woodshed, "1st us take a little trip." "What kind of a trip?" nervously asked the dutiful son. "Oh, we will go on a short vhallng trip." Judge. Hi I " SR.. 'UTiiil i , . 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