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Fair and Colder
Tonight.
Last Edition
NUMBER 70JI4.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,400
WASHINGTON, TRIDAY EVENING, NOVE3IBEII 15, 1013.
Twenty.four Pages. TKIOE ONE CENT.
HEW ENGLAND
STARTS FIGHT
T
WITHDRAWAL OF SULTAN
FROM EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
DEMANDED IN ARMISTICE
IAFT INSISTS
MOSES TO QUI
PROBE ORDERED
PRESIDENCY OF
TRMBOARD
Opposes Plan To Re-elect
Him at Meeting Late
Today.
OE GIRL'S DEATH
IN HOTELBATH
Boston Merchant, Last Seen
With Stenographer, Held
For Autopsy.
P
QUIT
RAILROAD
Hearings on Traffic Monop-
1 oly To Begin Next x
Week.
N. Y., N. H. & H. LINE
SEVERELY SCORED
Commerce Commission Experts
1 4 Have Developed Facts Regard
ing Poor Service.
' By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
A determined ubsuuU on the trans
portation monopoly which tho New
York, New Haven and Hartford rail-
load has established In New Eng
land, will bo formally and publicly
opened next week, with preliminary
bearings at the offices of tho Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Soon after Congress opens, New
England Interests will undertake, to
fenllst Congress In the fight. A de
mand for some sort of procedure
hgalnst tho New Haven svstom is ex
pected, though It Is not known
whether this will take tho form of
n anti-trust action or some pro
ceeding under the interstate com
tnerce laws.
Now England Is Intensely wrought
Up over tho railroad situation there.
Peeling haB been Intensified by the
Announcement, within a few days,
fhat tho Grand Trunk railroad of
Canada, has abandoned its plans to
Invade New England, and establish
tompetlUon with the New Haven. It
s charged that New Haven financial
Interests wero powerful enough to
exact terms which amounted to a
practical surrender of the ambitious
plana of tho Grand Trunk.
People Force Climax.
Word comes from Now KnglanJ,
furthermore, that when the State lipls
Mures meet there tho coming winter
the attacks on the New Haen will
lie opened with more zest than lias evei
I harnctcrlzed thm In the past The
railroad situation has suddenly succed
rd all other Issues as the one most ap
fieallng to public Intcrert. An official
tt the Interstate Commission suld to
Hay. "It would appear, from reports reach
ing us, that New England Is being
wept b) an antl-rullroad agitation,
tvhlch Is qulto us determined an J
Molent as an) that Kansas 01 Cali
fornia has cl knoun. The New
Haven's success In thwarting the Grand
(Trunk plans has brought the situation
to a climax almost In an hour."
It became Knoun toda that th In
vestigation of the Now Haven s)stom.
tin which the Interstate Commission Is
How entering. Is to be qulto different
from anjthtng else It has ever be foi e
lindertal.en The financial hlstor of
fCew liaen cntei prises In the Inst
decade Is to lie delved Into and Illu
mined In every aj that Is within the
commission's drastic powers of Inquliy.
J low sweeping and Intimate this pro-
tedure is going to be Is suggested b)
his statement, made by an official of
he commission who has been In lIosj
ouch with tho matter.
Complete Monopoly.
"When tho present management too't
tontrol of tho New Haven about n
flecado ego tho sjstem had. as I rrcol
ect, about Ji5,OuO,000 capitalization iep.
fesentlng about 4.U00 mUes of railroad
n the decade that capitalization has
Increased to about Jirti,0t,XjO, while tho
inlleage of thu railroad r)stem haj In
creased only about 100 miles
"What became of tliac mune) (
"We know In general that vast
.mounts havo hen expended In biiving
control of trolley s) stems throughout
New England Wo know tnut comrctlng
roads have been bought up. that coast
wise shipping has been taken over, and
that In general a substantially complete
transportation monopoly has been es-
tabllslied throughout New England Wo
now that moro monej has gone Into
lin erection of summer hotels and thilr
management, and arlous other entei
bilses. . j, ,
"While these expansions and diversi
fications of the company's activities
have been afoot, tho stock of the mad
lias fallen. In market quotations, as 1
lecolloct, from about ."00 to around 133
v want to know where this Immense
Increase of capitalization has gone, and
Whether the Investments that have hcen
rnado have been profitable. We have
fcood reason to bellevo that some of
sheni have not been "
Continuing, this official explained that
(Continued on Pago Thirteen )
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WEATHER REPORT.
rvilll'j-AsT I OK Till: DIM'KICT
rail' utid colder tonight, Saturday fair.
TEMPUHATUKKS
I' K Bl'RBAU I ATFLECK'S.
a. m
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n t sum in
43 I 9 a in SO
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1 a m
i noon
l n m
43 I 10 a m .... f
41
It a III 62
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4b
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12 noon
1 p in.
"1 p m.
2pm
TIDU TADI.E.
Today High tide, U i a m and I! 3
p m ; low tide, B 48 a m and 7 OS p m
Tomorrow High tide, U 52 a m and
I 27 p. m , low tide, 7 3S a m and 8 OJ
j) m
nt'x TAin.r:
P
un rises 6 41 Sun sen
, 4 17
EDWARD H. DROOP
TO GET THE PLACE
Other Changes in Offices of Or
ganization Expected by
Decision.
That Arthur C. Moses will dccllno
a nomination and re-election as
president of tho Board of Traile, and
that Udward H. Droop will bo elect
ed as his successor ut the meeting
of tho board of directors In tho li
brary of tho Wilard this afternoon
at 4:15 o'clock, arc tho surprising
facts learned today from Mr. Moses
and members of tho board of di
rectors. It had been generally conceded
that Mr. Moses would bo re-elected
to tho presidency, as ho was elect
ed only a few months ngo to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of
Thomas C. Noycs, and In his short
occupancy of the position had Inaug
urated several important campaigns,
notably that for tho extension of tho
McMillan park plan. It was under
stood that Mr. Moses would be given
another term In which to tarry out
this and other projects.
Business Matters Interfere.
Some members of the board, howcvci,
declared that Mr. Moses did not isrc
to serve a full term because of buslnrss
matters that would cause him to b
In the Weet part of tho time. Mr.
Droop, foi many scars treasurer of
the Uoard of Trade, uud t lectio' first
vice president at tho time of Mr. Muses'
election as president, was picked as
tho man to taku his place.
This, however, was not a matter of
public Information, and the public gen
erallv, as well as sonic members of
the Board of Trade, bcllevid that Mr
Moiea would again be given the posi
tion. Meantime, Mr. Droop's friends h id
conducted a quiet campaign In Ills be
half, and w hen Tho Times made a care
ful canvas of more than two-thirds uf
tho thirty directors, It could b" seen
that ho had considerable following.
Never a Candidate.
Mr. Moses st ited today that bis had
never been a candidate for re-election,
although ho had told some of his friends
he would serve, cgalu If elected. llu
stated today, how cvei, that he would
losltlvcl) decline the nomination. In
spite of this pusltlvo statement, It Is
thought his namo will be presented.
The campaign lor funds In curr)
out the McMillan park extension pliii,
recently Inaugurated by Ml. Mos.cn.
Ib probably thu most Important step
ever taken by the Hoard of Trade,
and a considerable, uine.uui hu ui
readv been iulse.1 for this puipusc
The fact that Mr. Mosi s stated when
elected thiee months ago that ho
would not be ar uppllcanl lot ie
electlon Is the only ground that could
he uscerialncd upon umili I lie op
position to him Is based
It las been tho custom for thu
Hoard of Trade to elect tho first vlie
president to the highest position lilt
mis prcceuent was set in instances
where the retiring president had served
his full term, and Mr. Moses friends
take tin position that slnco Mr. Moses
has served only about onc-fouilh of a
full term and Is In a better position
than an other to push the McMillan
park plan and other reform to a suc
cessful conclusion, he should be re
elected E. C Graham, now second vlee presi
dent uf the board, Is on thp boards to bo
advanced to the 11 rat vlee presidency
tills afternoon Secretary William John
F)non probably will be le-elected with
out opposition, C. J Gockeler. trtasunr,
and John It Itrnir, general counsel
It Is uncertain who will 1m nominated
foi the second vlco presldcncj .
PRESIDENT WILL GO
AWAY AT MIDNIGHT
Stops in New York on Way to
Meeting of Yale Corpora
tion at New Haven.
President Taft will leavo Washington
at midnight for New York Tomorrow
morning the President will attend u re
ception at the College of tho Cits of
New York and later go to tho Chil
dren's Village of the Now York Juvo
nlle Asvluin
Satuidu) night. Instead of staving
with his bl other, Henry W. Taft, the
riesiueni win slop at tno VValelorr-,
Astoria 1 hut ivtulng he will attend
the ellnnoi of the Lutus Club, after
vlBltlng thu Hebrew Mholteilng Guurd
lan Orphan Asjlum On Sunday tho
Picsldeut will dine with his brother In
New York, and will leave Monday
morn'ng for New Haven to attend n
meeting of the Yale Corporation Ho
will return to Washington Monday
night, Instead of Tuccdav, as 11 rut In
tended Wanted: A Wife
To tell her husband he looks best In a
DODUi: SJOO HAT" and saves a ilol
lar Paving moiu li over-paving
The Uodgu Hat btoie-501 Ninth N. S.
Advt.
QUEER POWDER IS
FOUND IN WATER
Man Who Accompanied Her Denies
Knowledge of Woman's
Condition. '
HOSTON. Nov. 15 With Arthur T '
Cumnilngs, n prominent product
merchant, held in Jail in connection
with tho inyBterloua death of hlH
stenographer. Murjorlo O Powers,
whoso body was found In a bath tub
full of hot water. In a biiiuII hotel,
Modlcal Examiner Magrath today an
nounced that ho would porform an
autopsy. Whether his autopsy will
clear tip tho case was considered
doubtful at pollen headquarters to
clu. Cummlngs, who Is well known In
business circles throughout this city
and New Kngland. was visited again
by his wife, who expressed the ut
most confidence In him
Find Powder in Water.
Whether thu ease Is a parallel to the
death of Avis l.lnnell. for whoso mur
der the Kev. Clarmeo III. he-sou dlrnl In
tho chali, differing In dituil, u, n
of tho questions lonfioutlng tho pollie
Th.. watet, In win. I, the girl was found
Wh.1 !'.Vir. ''"w"J!."ld "'"tallied some
other substaiico Ilk. poccd.i. a.iotdlng
t.. .iifcirmutlc.li gained l,iy, ,,, a glass
which had contained gin Is wild lyi have
been found on a table tin room
it was also learned today that the
girl was subject to fainting spells, nun
... iiuy.ni.ii mm nrr urnlh was ac
cidental added still another usntet.
ciitniiilngs Is alleged t.. hnve admit), t
that ho obtained u room fur 1 lm (f
uud his Htep.jifr iih. i lu tin noli', in d
HKlHt.re.l a j I Lavls and wir...
Particular ulgnlllc alien Is itttHihi-d i,j
the police to tlm fact that Cummlnus
trlcphone.1 to Jll Powers' homo when
she did nut aj.p.ar at work .visterdav
morning, showing, the police say, that
li expected lur to spend Wednesdav
night at home, and that he then went
to the hotel and was them when tho
girl s bods was found He was ai
reste.1 within un houi after the discov
ers was made
Denies Responsibility.
After his arrest c'ummliiKs clinic d that
he was responsible for Miss Powers'
condition Aa Cummlngs can onl be
held in cut) -four hours on n suspicion
charge, the pollco declared tndu) that
un -offense" will be chirgid ngalnst
hlin What speclllc charge will ,t
mu.le, the) refused to divulge
Miss Powers left homo ediie'nj,
nfter giving lie r mother i pirtlng l,Us
ostenslhl) to go to tho theater to dilve
awav 'thej blues ' When the ijlrl full. 1
to appear tho following inoititiig, the
fimllv hcrame alarmed anel It was then
that u .vounger slit, r lepnrtcd u tele
phone me ssaf,e. fiom Cummlngs stating
that Miss power hud nut irrlve.l it
tho ortle e It was not until n clock
vestcrdav that tho fumll) learned of
Miss Powers' death
At Hint time, uccordlng to the medical
examiners' report. Mis Powers hid
been dead about twelve hours.
The dead girl had Ilve.l hero all her
life and was the main support of the
famllv li. i father having been In
capacltnteel foi sever il vears The
girls mother said todav that she did
not remember ever having s en Cum
inlngB. Discoveries Favor Him.
The police toda unearthed several
points seemingly In favor of Cummlngs,
and apparently bearing out his asser
tions of Innocence They have learnee.
that he telephoned to Marjorle Powers'
home last evening after lh girls sis.
tr, I.llllnn, had asked him over the tele
phone If he knew why Marjorle had
not gone home to dinner.
It Is said that Cummlngs told tho
pollco he became alarmed and several
times cnlled tho hotel where Marjonc
had gone with him and finally went in
the pi ire anel was there when tin bcxlv
wa found He gave his cornel name
to the police and told them where he
could be found nt an) time
Tho girl s mother, prostrated b) grief,
today salel
"Nobody ran mako mo believe my
daughter committed suicide I onl
trust Unit she waH not murdered I
can ee the po'sllnllt) that bet eK ith
was an aocldem, for she alwa)s hn
been subject to fainting spells Hi .
cvii, I elo not understand how fie
could have gone to that hotel with Mr
Cummlnus Mm was a good clrl ami
never his given us arv trouble ,n
fa i as we know slui had only a f. u tile n
aeiiialntunees foi all of whom we could
vouch
Was Support of Family.
"Marjorle was our miln support tnd
shu icallzed her big n sponslblllty I
never saw Mr Cuinmlugs, nor have l
cvei hearJ Marjoilo speak of him ex
cepting casually as a glr' would ahout
her emplojei About heven weiks mo
Biurjorie was criiumcn vvun rn i iipui
and had several fainting spells Oiim
wlce she appcareel well Hep feinting
spells ccme shoillv uftei sho hud eaten
hei hrcakfi.Ft, unci Just befoio she wm.
OHiii-1
co cue onie
Tho girl H bod) was at the" . irth
Orovo sttieet n'orcil toela), w li.ro
Midlcnl HMinln.i Magiath was pcr
foimlnp an nutops)
It a lepnitcd that two Haivard
chemists weru usslstlng him In an un
animation qf the stomach Just he foi c
starting the autops), Hi Magrath said
I have nude no statement to am one
ibout Dili cise, and will not until 1
odock when will see th. iiewspapei
men at District Xttnrncv IMIetlira of
lice At that tlm th.i dlBtu.t attorney
and I may make a satcment."
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MME. RIJAAT PASHA,
Founder of the Red Cross in Turkey, Who Has Collected Large Sums of Money and Personally Directed the As.
sistance Given Sufferers in the Balkan Wai.
Peace Proposal, Awaiting Czar Ferdinand's Approval, Insists on
Balkan States' Right to Large Territory Allies Desire Big
War Indemnity Bulgarian Forces Keep Up Activity.
SOFIA, Nov. 15 The proposed armistice between the Balkan allies and Turkey has been drawn up
and awaits Czar Ferdinand's urrlwtl from the front to approve its it was officially stated hero today. Until
it has been stated by authorized representatives of all the combatants, it was added, Uulgarla will not cease
Its military activity.
Tho terms wero Bald to Include possession by the Bulgarians of Constantinople and Adrlanople, b the
Servians of Monastir, by tho Greeks of Janlna, and by the Montenegrins of Scutari
These conditions It was understood, wore only preliminary to what will bo asked when permanent
peace be made. The allies will then insist on retontlon of all tho territory they havo occupied, in the Inter
AS HOPE IS LOST
Great Vitality Enabling Him
To Fight Dis-
ease.
Ho grave Is henatnr Isldor Ha) net s
condition this afteinoon that prac
tically no hope It now held uut for Ms
recovery, anel although Ills great vl
tallt) H enabling him to make a gal
lant light agilnst the ellseaso which
has seized him, he Is slowl) weaken
ing unele r tl strain.
Altliouhh Muffeilng gieat pain, hlB
mind Is cleu and vigorous '1 he but
tle he Is making against the compli
cations wMeh have racked Mn frame,
and have reclined him marl) eighty
pounds In weight In thiee weeks, Is
tho wondei ot his ph)slclans ami his
family
"My father Is showing wonderful vi
tnllt) under tho conditions," Bald W.
11 lUjlitt toda) ' His condition Is so
critical that none of us Is blliiil as to
what t really means
It Is said the t-cnalors present condi
tion Is dated fiom the night ho took
pail 111 the debate with llurkc Coekrali,
111 liultlmoie, last month, when, autlnst
the advice of Ills ph)sli I inn, ho spoko
steudllv for three houis and made one
of the gleatst ulatluns of his career.
Southern Winter Resorts Now Opening
Inc lulling Aslievllle, Ihe Laud uf tho
.Sk All.cn, Xtigiistu, Columbia, Hum
mel villi, Chin lesion, Savannah, l'lurl-
ilu .New UiluiiiH Convenient lialn
service
Agents,
via .sou the in Uullvvii) Consult I
iu win st uuu auu c at. N W
Advt.
i s urt
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im
w .r ' vr
nationalization of Constantinople nnd
8 ilonlkn, the opening of the Darda
nelles, a bit, war Indemnlt), ond tho
bultan s complete retirement from
European affairs
Bulgars Take Forts.
LONDON. Nov. 15 -Tho Itulguilani
toda) were capturing fort after fort In
Constantinople s last lino of defense,
while
waiting for news of tho peace
negotiations between
'J uiks
Uulgarlatis and
Though messages from Itussla wero
not quite so hopeful concerning the
peaceful solution b) the powers of the
Problem of partitioning Uuropeun Tur
ke), foielgn office officials hero con
tinued optimistic. They wero suro that
Austria does not Intend to resort to
lorce in settling the dispute as to con
trol of thu Adriatic coast, they said,
provided the matter 1b left open to se't
tleincnt by arbitration after the war
After that Itussla will oo certain to
agree to this and If Itussla agrees, no
matter how much Hervla may ellsllku
tho uiiaugc'incit It will havo to submit
View of Ferdinand.
Czar l'erdlimnd of Uulgarla was re
potted determined not to grant the
eight da)s armistice asked by the
Turks unless ub.colutel assured tlvll
pe-imancul peace will fnlluw It imiiiedi
utel) 'lu Mianintcu this It was undei
stoud he Insisted on the surrender of
thu ChataIJa forces, tho capitulation of
the belcasueied towns of Adrlanople,
Monastir and bcuturi, tho cession to
tho allies of all I ho terrltor) they havo
captured and admission of tho Uul
garlans to Constantinople, vvhlcih, how
ever, he clues nut Intend to hold Iuiil.
That thu Tuiks would consent to Buch
mcrlllccs was deemed unlikely but
diploniitH believed a compromise) would
be icachoJ
Thu Turas objected especially It wn
knui.ii tu the liuihm'iin ciitmuco Into
Constantinople This wai not entirely
a sentlmeutul objection There w.io
practical reasons foi It Ho long us the
ciipitul i. mains In Turk'sh hands, the
leaders of tlu Ottoman Ruvciuiicut
wen. said to believe, tho Ignorant
misses of the Tuiks will not .cullr.)
how luiill) tluv have been beaten and
mav even be cajoled Into thinking the)
have won, ,ib Hie) did uflei the wai
with ItimMu, but If the uctuullc na
tin lliilgiuluns lu Constantinople It will
ic voliUfiui will b lnuetlci.il liievltabl
lie un possum u. nuinr nicni anil
eif
course, ictniuancl uudcrstaudb
(Continued on Second l'uge )
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ON VERGE OF WAR
Vice President Li Demands
Move in Dispute Over
Outer Mongolia.
SHANGHAI, Nov. 13 -War between
China and the Czar was considered a
serious posslblllt) herotodiv President
Yuan Hhl Kal oppose s It, but messages
from Hu Chang said that Vlco Presi
dent I.l Yuan Hung, who Is us strong
and Influential a man as Yuan, was In
sisting on It
Hacking 1.1 In his demand aro the
Piovlnelil governors almost to u man,
the ami), the cabinet and the national
osscmbl). If the President resists this
united pressure It was thought extreme
ly Ilkel) his government will fall.
The Itusso-Chlneso dlsputo Is over
fuller Mongolln, a territory nearly onc
thlrd the slzo of Hut ope Certain of
he Mongolian princes reccnll) declared
their Independence. Itussla ucog
l.lzed It.
Tho Chinese asserted th it but a few
men weie behind the eleclaiatlnn, an I
that KiibsU hired them to Issuo It,
meaning re HI) to grab the entire tcr
iltor) u all events it s not denied
that Russian truops have been occup)
Ing strategic points cvei since
Much iisentmcnt wan expressed b
Chinese heie toda) at the atll inli- of
tho poweis which b) tlielt ele I iv In
reiognlzliu; th. new republic, were de
clared to have m ids It cine foi pieelu
toi) nutlons-ltusvla and lindane!
vnnc e si . ill icleiie.l to to im ins
the counts in i nianmi which woull
be liiiiuisllili li id ici ognltlnn rendeied
illliloni i'h cNcliiiig b uiccssaiy ,ue
llmliiuike to military actluu.
Miraimcs
Does Not Feel That He
Should Attempt To
Lead Republicans.
INTENDS TO DEVOTE
HIS TIME TO LAW
Hopes To Follow in Footsteps of
Harrison, and Build Up
Practice.
President Taft told some1 of his
callers today that he did not feel it
was up to him to undertake to re
organize and rehabilitate the Repub
lican party
Tho President mado It clear that
ho wu8 willing at times to make
speeches and to help keep tho party
to constitutional lines, but he has no
intention of leading a rehabilitation
movement.
The impression has got abroad that
the President Intends to set a re
organization movement on foot with
the object of heading off tho at
tempts of the Progressive Republi
cans to control the part) The Presi
dent does not intend to assume lead
ership in an effort of this kind He
told callers toda) he Intended to de
vote most of his attention to law
and nut politics
Tired of Game.
What tills Is taken to mean hue is
that President Taft Is tlrcu of the po
litical game. Ho was drugged Into poli
tics In the first place against his will
He made no secret of the fact that he
pie fined r place on the Supreme Itrnch
ti tho "resile ) tbt' other Influences
II t nnd r. wuu'druvAi Into poll
li j Now he li going back to the Un '
end stick to It, and, while he will un,T
c'oubtcdly be heard from from time to .
time, adjuring the couiary to stick to
the Constitution afuT not depart from
the old paths of the Itepubllcan pirn,
ho is not going out and beat the tom
toms and tr) to keep himself In th
public e.yc as a political llguro nnd the
leader of the Old Guard Republicans
Much has been heurd about Washing
ton lately to the effect that President
Taft had only to wait and that his
vindication would tome, and that In
1916 he would loom up as the strong
mun of tho Itepubllcan part) . that th'
nomlnotlon would again come to him
and that he would then be far sttonger
In the eyes of the country than In tho
recent election sonie of the friends of
tho President have cherished this hope,
and will, no doubt, continue to cherish
It Hut, apparentlv, the President Is
under no such Illusion Apparent!), Im
feels that he stands small show of
remaining In the public e)e as a politi
cal leader after he retires from the
Presldenc), and he is going to att ac
cording!) and devoto himself to the
work which, after all. has been his
life work, and Is the actlvllv which
more than anv other, appeals to him,
numel), tho law.
f Harrison's Career.
It Is not unllkclv the President re
members that Denjamln Harrison, after
leaving the Ircsldenc), practiced law
with succesB. and was highly honoied
as a member of the bar. Mr. Harrison
withstood alt temptations to re-enter
political life, and was probably the
gainer b) It In moro ways than one
President Tuft seemingly Is own re of
the ftict that It would be uttnl) out
of the question for him to lead n re
organization movement which would ap
peal to the progressive ltepubllcans.
Tor him to attempt this would be like
flaunting a red rag lu tho face, of a bull.
This would bo the vny wa) not to
achieve the rehabilitation of the Itepub
llcan part). It Is one thing to lssuu
statements of views or mako speeches
from time to time as tho President will
do, anil another thing to tr) to assume
active leadership Tor the Pusldcnl to
tl) to lead the Republican putt) fuithei
would be to make himself the target foi
bricks from all directions from the pro
gressive HepuWIcnns of his part) nnd
piobably from man) of the Old Ouard
The disclosure of the position of tin
Picsldent tends to throw light on what
s In fact the attitude of mam Ifepub
lleana of prominence without regard tu
faction This Is to wult mid see what
the Democrats are feeing to do and
whether the Wilson Administration Is
going to please the progressive spirit
of the countr) or disappoint It
SEVEN MINERSSHOT
IN ATTACK ON TRAIN
Governor Expected to Declare Mar
tial Law in West Virginia
Strike Zone.
CIIAULi:.VrON. Va Nov 1 -He
polls received here today that seven
miners wero shot and badl) wounded oe
the i.vllwa) police, and that two non
union nun were I urt. led to a f ui thu
repent that Govcmoi Glasscock Is e
pecte.l to dn Ian (initial law In th
coal stl ke Zeil e UtVclll
btilklm, miners uie said tu have 11 . I
un a tnln bearing private .let. lives
ami uonun.iin workmen
'lh tumble occ urcii nt f til. u ieik
Junction uud uvei tuo shots were exchanged.
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