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SWEEP FEASTS ON
TAFT'S PICTURE IS
J. HAM LEWIS
RENO DIVORCES TO
EMPEROR FRAXCIS JOSEPH'S
LARDER IS LOOTED.
BE HARD TO OBTAIN
OUT OF GEOGRAPHY
LEAD FOR SENATOR
NEVADA ELECTS LEGISLATURE
TEXAS GOVERNOR, ' HOWEVER,
FAVORIXG NEW LAW.
FIGHTS TO KEEP LINCOLN.
REIGN OF TERROR
BRYGE RESIGNS HIS
Situation at Constan
' tinople Grave."
TURKISH PRESS IS VEHEMENT
Government Forced to Yield to
COMPLICATIONS MAY ARISE
Porte's Position Compromised by
Having to Withdraw Request to
Powers to Intervene Cry of
"So Surrender" Grows.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 9 (Uncen
nml). The situation has taken a
change for the worse. A grave Inter
national crisis seems pending, un me
one hand the position of the govern
ment Is seriously compromised because
the army repudiates me m"uii--.rnrwisition.
On the other hand the
committee of Union and Progress is
giving evidence of renewed activity,
n-hii Turkish feeling, both national
and religious. Is being worked to fever
pitch by the preaching In the mosques
snd by the impassioned language of
The most serious feature of the sit
uation is the weakness of the govern
ment in having first to apply for me
diation to secure an armistice, later
requesting mediation, pure and simple,
and then virtually being obliged to
yield to the army which repudiates
mediation. Probably only the fact that
the powers have not replied to the re
quest for mediation prevented a mtn
itriai crisis and extricated the gov
ernment, as it will not now be called
nnon to lake any action.
The committee of Union and Progress
has taken up strongly tne cry 01 no
-nrrender." The newspaper Tanlne and
Yenl Gaxetm have been suspended for
printing violent comments.
MY.VV WANT EUROPEAN WAR
rurklfli Opinion U Conflict Will
Arise With Profit to Tnrkey.
I.ONDON. Nor. 10. The Daily Tele
graph's correspondent says:
"The decision has been reached that
the Sultan and government shall re
main In the capital, even if the troops
of the allies enter. The heir apparent
and the other princes have expressed
strong opinions that It would be
shameful and exceedingly dangerous to
abandon Constantinople and retreat to
The opinion is gaining ground that
the differences of the powers may
bring about a Kuropean war by which
Turkey might profit and might re
establish her position if she resists
long enough to muster into line new
levies from Asia, numbering 500.000
men. when the general conflagration
breaks out. Several high officials at
Tchatalja demand that the new troops
from the Black Sea and also the
former army of Thrace be given a
chance to fight."
The Standard's correspondent says
some of the English and American
residents are making entrenchments on
the hill where the Robert College, an
.merlcan institution stands. They in
tend to take refuge- there If necessary.
"Today." adds the correspondent.
"Constantinople wore its customary
aspect of Sunday, and orderly crowds
thronged the streets.
"A Turkish squadron bombarded An
fan Til. near Rodosto, on the Sea of
Marmora, where the Bulgarians had
planted a battery.
"An Odessa dispatch says a Turkish
commission has arrived there 'and is
buying up huge quantities of foodstuffs
for Immediate shipment to the Bos
phorns. The authorities at first de
murred to purchases by a belligerent
power, but accepted the commission's
assurance that the commodities were
not for war commissariat, but for pub
lic consumption In Constantinople,
which was threatened by famine."
CHOLERA THINS TURKS RANKS
Wounded Soldiers Menace Constan
tinople Austria With Sultan.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 10. The
outbreak of cholera is assuming pro
portions. Twenty-thre6 cases had oc
curred among the troops along the
Tt-hatalja lines up to Wednesday. There
are many more suspected cases among
the wounded. A trainload of wounded
has just reached here, eight of the sol
diers having died on the way. presum
ably from cholera.
The disease is getting a hold be
cause of a lack of proper food and the
complete absence of sanitary arrange
ments. There is danger to Constanti
nople because of the Influx of refugees.
Several suspected cases among the lat
ter have been reported. The authori
ties are preparing a special quarantine
hospital with 400 beds at Slrkeji.
The frequent visits of the Austrian
Ambassador, Marquis de Pallavlcini. to
the Porte are attracting attention.
Yesterday he visited the Foreign Minis
ter. According to the Turkish newspa
per, Ikdam, he declared that the inter
ests of Austria and Turkey have be
The authorities permit only three
newspapers to be published. One of
these says that differences have arisen
(ConciU'lea oa rase 2.)
Father ot Famous "Time-Lock"
Measure Defeated Year's Resi
dence Will Be Required., -
PKvn Xfv Nov. 10. (Special.)
v.vl has. elected an anti-divorce
Legislature, and when the session opens
In January an amendment to the pres
ent divorce measure will be presented
fixing the perlold of residence at. oo
Th rii-orre advocates suffered tneir
. . i4r.it in Ttonrt when "W. D.
Jones, the father of the celebrated
time-lock divorce law, was overwneim
ingly defeated for State Senator. Jones
received the nomination on the demo
cratic tlcketrwlthout opposition, and no
Republican opponent appeared.
Jones had the field to himself until
a bewhiskered farmer from outside
Reno announced himself as an Inde
pendent. His candidacy was considered a Joke,
but he was elected by a roislng major
ity. As the returns came in from the
other parts of the state it was more
than evident that the next Legislature
would be anti-divorce in complexion,
and win enact legislation fixing the
periold of residence necessary in Ne
vada before starting divorce proceed
ings at one year instead of six months.
ANTHRACITE PRICE HELD
Operators Say Dealers Aro Paying
Xo More for Coal.
NEW YORK. Nov. 10. Because of
the uneasiness regarding the supply of
anthracite and the fact that some con
sumers are complaining that an abnor
mally high price is asked, the commit
tee of operators Issued a statement to
day in which they say:
"The larger mining companies are
holding absolutely to their circular
prices. They have not advanced these
to dealers to whom they sell and have
no Intention of doing so. By far the
greater part of the total of anthracite
output is being sold by the original
producers at the circular prices."
The statement concludes:
"The operators are convinced that,
though this year's production Is behind
last year's, consumers will not suffer
for want of coal if they content them
selves with moderate purchases for the
time and do not attempt to lay in a
large store In advance and thus create
an artificial scarcity." .
MANY DOGS NAMED FOR T. R.
Style in Conine Nomenclature Un
dergo Change in Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Nov. 10.
sn-i-i Colonel Roosevelt would be
elected President If Walla Walla dogs
were allowed to cast tne ceciaing
Records here show that Theodora is
the most popular name by far for dogs,
th.rn helner 49 with derivatives .of the
name, from Ted to Theodore. This Is a
tenth of the licensed population, toec
ond in popularity Is Nero, and then
come Mutt and Jen.
Th rnrili show that fashions in
dogs" names are changing. Seldom will
be found a Fido, a Shep or a Rover.
ni-n Ik almost unknown, and one may
cry Bingo all day without getting re
Tin nmv Teo'Hv" find from one to ten
of the animals addressed will wag a
CLEMENT A. GRISCOM DEAD
Ex-Ambassador's Fatlicr Weil-
Known In Shipping Circles.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10. Clement
A. Griscom. president- of the-board of
directors of the International Mercan
tile Marine Company, died in Ma home
at Haverford, near here, this afternoon.
He was 72 years old.
Mr. Griscom had been suffering from
congestion of the brain and had been
seriously ill about a week. He had
not been active in business affairs the
last few years.
Mr. Griscom was known among ship
ping interests throughout the world.
having been identified with the busi
ness since he was a young man. He
was a director of the United States
Steel Corporation, the Pennsylvania
Railroad and a score of local financial
One of his sons is Lloyd Griscom. of
New York, former ambassador to Italy.
He leaves a widow and two other sons
and two daughters.
CAPPER CLAIMS ELECTION
Republicans' Hope for Governorship
in Kansas Still Holds.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Nov. 10. Arthur
Capper, Republican candidate for Gov
ernor, said tonight that ofticlal returns
from 86 of the 106 counties in Kansas
gave him a plurality of 38 votes over
George H. Hodges, -his Democratic op
At Democratic headquarters no denn-
Ite figures were given out, but it was
stated there that Hodges was gaining
in the ofticlal count and that the total
vote would show bis election.
It Is believed that most of the Re
publican candidates for other state of
fices have been elected.
GOMPERS'TO BE CHOSEN
Re-election of Federation President
Predicted in Rochester.
ROCHESTER. N. Y, Nov. 10. Tho
annual convention of the American
Federation of Labor, which will con
vene tomorrow, wll be harmonious.
It appears the concensus of opinion
among the delegates here tonight that
Mr. Uompers will be re-elected preai
dent cf the federation.
Ambassador to Devote
Life to Writing.
SUCCESSOR IS DESIGNATED
Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, K. C.
M. G., to Fill Place.
DELIpATE ISSUES PENDING
Friends of Retiring Diplomat Had
-Vared Strain Would Result in
Have Been Noteworthy.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. James
Bryce, British Ambassador to the
United States, has tendered his resig
nation and will return to England.
There has been ffo ofticlal announce
ment of the resignation and the Am
bassador will make no statement, but
It was learned tonight on high author
ity that Mr. Bryce informed President
Tatf of his action at the White House
It is understood that the Ambassador
submitted to the President the name
of the British government's choice for
his successor, and at the same time
announced his own intention of return
ing home as soon as possible.
Prmldeat Requests Delay.
President Taft, it is Bald, requested
that the announcement be withheld
until he could discuss it wun secre
tary of State Knox. Mr. Knox returned
to the city tonight, and it is expected
an ornctai announcement tomorrow
will follow his conference with the
While the news that Ambassador
Bryce is to retire will be received with
deep regret in official circles and by
the country generality, it is not wholly
unexpected. There has been no break
in the harmonious relations of the dis
tinguished Englishman and his govern
ment, but it has been an open secret
for some time that Mr. Bryce, advanc
ing in years, desired to surrender his
post and give entire attention to the
completion of the literary work that
has occupied so large a part of his life.
New Book to Be Bru.
His book on South America, written
since his tour of that country two years
ago, is just off the press, and he Is
about to begin a work covering his re
cent tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Facing the British Ambassador in the
United States Just now are several
troublesome problems, and it is known
that Mr. Bryce's friends feared if he
continued in office at this time he
would break down In health and prob
ably have to abandon his literary ef
forts. Among other things, the Pana-
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Colquitt Tells Board He Will Resign
Unless Martyr President
- "Stays in Book.
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 10. (Special.)
The textbook board has ordered' the
publishers of the geography adopted
fop use In the public schools of Texas
to remove from that book the picture
of PresldentTaft and substitute there
for a picture of Woodrow Wilson.
The members of the board also urged
the removal of the picture of Abraham
Lincoln from the school ljistory, but
the proposition was so vigorously op
posed by Governor Colquitt that it was
The Governor informed the textbook
board, of which he is chairman, that
rather than permit Lincoln's picture to
be eliminated from the history he would
resign from the Governorship.
ELDER IS SHORT OF COAL
Coast Steamer, Overdue, Under Pro
tection of Convoy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10. A wire
less message received here today from
the steamer George W. Elder, which
was due to arrive here Saturday from
Portland, told of the vessel's having
run short of coal off the Mendocino
While the steamer was in no imme
diate danger, the North Pacific Steam
ship Company sent out the steamer
Santa Clara to convoy the Elder to
port. The steamer I1'. A. Kllburn. also
a North Pacific Company boat, is
standing by the Elder. A late radio
gram announced that all three steam
ers probably would reach this port be
KANSAS RACE IS IN DOUBT
Two Candidates for Governor Firm
in Beller in. Election.
TOPEKA, Kan, Nov. 10. No one yet
pretends to know who was elected Gov
ernor of Kansas, except the two lead
ing candidates. Arthur Capper, Repub
lican, had figures tonight to show that
he received 26 more votes than George
H. Hodges, the Democratic candidate,
while Hodges produces figures to prove
that he Is leading? by 259. Each has
the figures sent in by county commit
teemen, and each candidate has confi
dence in the corrtVness of the re
ports. " ' ' .
Officially there is no change in the
situation. Two weeks may pass before
the completion of the official count
There is almost certain to be a contest.
LORIMER TO BE SUCCEEDED
Governor Dcnectt to Call Special
Session of Legislature.
CHICAGO, Nov. 10. Governor Deneen
decided yesterday to call a special ses
sion of the State Legislature at once.
The purpose is to fill the vacancy
In the United States Senate caused by
the ousting of William Lorimer, and
to pass a reapportionment bill if it is
found that such action legally can be
EVERYBODY'S "WATCHING- IT.
Guillotine for Rich Is
BLANQUET STAYS IN SOUTH
Mexican Government Plans
Campaign cf Extermination,
NEW PLOTTING RUMORED
Wandering Bands Committing Grave
Outrages Engineer Is Stabbed
and Thrnst Into Firebox
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 10. General
Geronlmo Trevino, who was recently
retired from the army at his own re
quest, is suggested as provisional presi
dent of Mexico in a new revolutionary
manifesto which has Just reached the
The manifesto is dated Puebla, the
day after the capture of General Felix
Diaz. The newspapers of Mexico City
have refrained from -mentioning the
manifesto, and it is believed General
Trevino is not interested.
Another revolutionary document ob
tained by the police from Zapatista
prisoners was made public today, it
appears to reveal the intention of the
Zapata brothers and the leading insur
rectionary chiefs whose names are
signed to ImitaJe the French revolu
tion. Guillotine Is Promised.
Promises are made to the -insurgent
army, to which the document is ad
dressed, that a guillotine will be erect
ed in the capital and that the heads of
many of the rich will fall. It also
nromises that others will end their
days in the "Mexican bastile."
Notwithstanding the failure of tne
Zapatistas to take Cuernavaea, activi
ties continue in the states of Morelos,
Guerrero and Mexico, and the govern
ment is planning to resume the exter
mination" tactics employed by General
Robles with some success a few months
fin.ml Rlanauet will be left in the
Zanatlsta district instead of being, or
dered to return to the north to resume
the campaign against Orozco rebels.
Tho defeat administered by General
Riinmt at Cuernavaea appears to
have incited the Zapatistas to more
horrible outrages. '
Dark Atrocities Committed.
Wanderlnsr lands are committing
murder and arson. A freight train was
stopped near Puebla, by a band last
nirht. The conductor was stabbed to
death. The engineer was stabbed and,
though not killed, was thrust Into the
(Concluded on Pago 2.)
Marks of Soot on ' Icebox Lead to
Chimneysweep Who Is Found
Eating as Monarch Fasts.
BUDA PEST, Nov. 10. (Special.)
The breakfast of Emperor Francis Jo
seph of Austria, who is here, was stolen
His Majesty Is a very early riser and
is always ready for his simple, cold
breakfast at half past four In the
morning. On Saturday the attendants
found that the larder had been cleaned
There were marks of soot abcut the
ice box and this started a suspicion that
the ' chimneysweep who was employed
about the palace might know something
about His Majesty's breakfast. Detec
tives who got on the track found the
sweep at his home enjoying the King's
What will happen to the sweep will
DAILY HOMICIDE AROUSES
Arkansas Plans on Stricter Enforce
ment of laws.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Nov. 10. (Spe
cial.) An average of a homicide a day
In Arkansas is not the kind of record
the good citizens of Arkansas like to
advertise, and for that reason there is
more and more determination on tfielr
part to reduce this number by a stricter
enforcement of the law and the enact
ment of a more stringent, statute if
For the first time In the history of
the state reliable statistics are being
collected by the Judiciary, under the
provisions of an act passed in 1911, re
quiring Prosecuting Attorneys to make
biennial reports to the Attorney-General.
When the reports have been re
ceived from 17 circuits and compiled it
will be possible to indicate definitely
the weak spots and apply the necessary
In Pulaski County, of which Little
Rock is the county seat there were 27
homicides for the two years ending Oc
tober 11, 1912. Nineteen of the offend
ers were convicted, five were sentenced
to hang and two were executed.
ANARCHISTS USE POISON
Italian Chemist and Editor Are Ar
rested as Plotters.
GENEVA, Nov. 10. An alleged anar
chist plot to poison property owners in
Milan in revenge for anti-anarchistic
activities has been unearthed by the
police of Milan as the result of several
mysterious deaths there. The victims
all succumbed to a powerful .poison
whioh, it was subsequently discovered.
Was contained in letters sent by a post
from Switzerland, purporting to Inclose
a harmless specific for the cure of an
Investigation showed that the letters
were mailed from Lugano and an Ital
ian chemist known to be the associate
o anarchists was arrested at that city
Six other Italians have been arrested
in Switzerland, including Lulgl Daln
osl, formerly editor of the anarchist
paper. Agitation, who was taken into
custody today in Geneva.
SERUM CHECKS TYPHOID
Result of Vaccination in Army
Pleases Medical Officers.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. Medical of
ficers are much gratified with the con
tinued success of anti-typhoid vaccina
tion in the Army. Records show that
among the S7.000 troops in the United
States there have been, during the last
months, only 11 cases of typhoid
and only two deaths.
Most of these cases were among re
cruits who had not received the treat
ment and of the deaths one was an
officer and the other a recruit who had
not been innoculated with the anti
SLUMP FELT BY CHINESE
Low Produce Prices Cause Postpone
ment of Trips Home.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Nov. 10.
(Special.) As a result of the low
prices paid for produce here this year,
few Chinese are going to the old coun
try to spend the Winter. Chinese esti
mate that they received $25,000 less
this year than last. Near Walla Walla
Is a large Chinese population which
makes its living from garden tracts.
Ordinarily 60 or more Chinese secure
permits through the Walla Walla im
migration office to return to China
CHINESE CITY FIRE-SWEPT
Thousand Houses in Canton Burn
and Flames Leap River.
CANTON, China, Nov. 10. Fire that
started here last night almost wipe
out a section of the city, one thou
sand houses were burned, while the
general postofflce and even the fire
brigade station in the district were de
stroyed. The flames spread along the wharves
and finally leaped the river Chu Klang,
setting fire to several buildings on the
Island of Ho Nan.
BANKING LAWS TAKEN UP
House Committee to Begin Work on
Substitute for Aldrich Plan.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. A meeting
of the sub-committee on legislation of
the House banking and currency com
mittee was called today by its chair
man. The members are urged to be
here within ten days.
' Tbey will prepare a substitute for
the Vreeland bill, embodying the Aid
rich plan of' banking and currency reform.
Colonel Is Choice of
LONG TERM IS HIS PORTION
Lorimer Vacancy Bone of Con
; tention for Many. ,
FRIEND OF BRYAN URGED
Elmore Hurst, Who Sits In Councils
of Both Sullivan and Harrison
Hearst Factions, One of
CHICAGO, Nov. 10. (Special.) The
big contest out of the way, the Demo
cratic leaders began laying their llne.s
today for further conquest. This is the
representation In the United States Sen
ate from Illinois. Should the Demo
crats be able to name two Senators,
as they confidently expect to do. there
will be found a sufficient number of
men willing to offer their shoulders
for the draping thereon of a Senatorial
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis, bet
ter known as "J. Ham." Is the primary
choice of the Democrats of the state for
the long term. He is friendly with
Governor-elect Dunne and does not
quarrel with either the Hearst-Harrison
or Sullivan factions. The Sullivan
organization probably will not go out
of Its way far to send Colonel Lewis
toward Washington, but the fact re
mains he was the choice of the people
at the primaries, and there is not ap
parently any desire to rob him of the
victory thus earned. '
. Sbnrt Term Sought by Many.
However, there is also a short term,
the unexpired part of the term made
vacant by the elimination of William
Lorimer as a member of tho Nation's
highest law-making body. Several
prominent Democrats have been men
tioned for this honor.
Charles Boeschenstelu, National corc
mltteeman from Illinois, is being urged
by his friends as the logical man to
go to Washington. He is an out-and-out
Sullivan lieutenant and has the un
dented confidence or President-elect
Wilson. Another fact that is being
presented in his favor is that he comes
from - down-state. This, too, can be
urged for others.
Elmore Hurst, of Rock Island, who
Is a personal friend of Bryan and in
addition has entry to the councils of
both the Sullivan and Hearst-Harrison
factions. Is also under consideration.
Mr. Hearst directed the business men's
bureau at the Western headquarters of
the Democratic National committee
during the campaign. At one time lie
was considered as a compromise can
didate for Governor, because he Is
reckoned free of entangling factional
New Candidates Appearing.
Samuel Alschuler, of Chicago and Au
rora, Is also under the political glass.
He was a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for' Governor last April. He
took the stump for Mr. Dunne and
toured the down-state counties, urging
the election of his more fortunate rival.
Each day will present new candidates
for this honor, but these, In the opin
ion of politicians, are the ones on whom
the smile of fortune is most likely to
ROUNDUP PICTURES THRILL
Pendleton's Great ETent Shown In
Films ricascs Crowds.
A dream of painted savages, wild
bucking bronchos, plunging steers and
daring riders are the motion pictures
of- the Pendleton Round-Up, which are
being shown at the Bungalow Theater
this week. There is not a feature of
the big festival that has not been
caught bv the moving picture man at
.1.1.. 'un.. T. .j TTn i'Vdi! ii p n 1 1 v in the
LIUB IttOfc awmuv '
pictures themselves one wlU catch a
glimpse or tne operaim
chine calmly working under the very
feet of the rearing horses. ,
Yesterday the audiences that wit-!
nessed the show were divided between
those who had attended the Round-Up
Itself and those who had not, but were
choosing the moving picture show as
the nearest approach to the real thing.
-1 i... .... ..- ftaaliAil nnon the
as tne ww -. -.
screen one would hear whispered words
or recognition ui uio indium
the screen: "That s Minor," "Thais
Jim Roach, I saw that fellow take
his tumble when I was there.
-i ,t- thun r. i ii i ft tAPt of film
fit?. C J nv, ...
shown In the production, and there are
thrills In every loot. une see- utu
. . Annn- t.A (.nivniinrhpr Kticlt-
leaiz ui t "
lng to his saddle upon the back of a
veritable equine aemon, rearms, piuns
i A .nllt In -u QfT-n efforts to dis
tils j viitne ... .-- ; --
lodge his burden, and it is with a sub-
. i - i .. . i f avmnnthv that the
audience sees the rider hurled from his
saddle by the bucaer. un see- wim
races on unbroken ponies, and watches
the straining cowpuncher as he wres
tles the steer into submission in the
The Round-Up films were secured and
are being exhibited by a local concern,
the Oregon Motion Picture Company.
Trades Want Eight-Hour Day.
ROCHESTER, N. Y- Nov. 10. the
metal trades department of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor has decided
to ask the president of each interna
tional union to send an organizer into
the Northwest to work for an S-hour