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MRS. WALKE 'SILLY
LITTLE BUSYBODY'
Mrs. Littleton Calls Her
"Foolish Thing, Trying
to Get Even.''
JEFFERSON LEVY
'STUMBLING BLOCK'
Backer of Monticello Propaganda
Says Norfolk Woman Is Angry I
Because Railroad and Hotel
Expenses Were Not Paid.
Assured by Bryan She
Will Win.
Mrs. Littleton vs. Mrs.
Walke
Mm?. WALKE'S VIEWPOINT.
"My advle* <? Mra. Llttletoa to
that she work to have the gaver*
?aeat ?arrhaae all th* htotartral
places la the Narta. Baarih. Beat and
Weat, aa< ta preaerve them Bat
Vlralala eava take eare at bar prop?
erty, particularly er he a It ta aot la
the aurhet.
"Maatleello belongs ta Vlralala
to the fatare. aaa the garer*aarat
aaaII aot owa It, her* aar Jefferaoa
Le-ry baa teld the Vlrgtaia Dlrlalo*
of the l alte? Daaarhtera at the
? eafederacT that they ?hall have
th* old hoaae of Jefferaoa la the
aear fatare."
MRS. LITTLETOX'I ESTIMATE.
"IKn't pay aar atteatia* ta Mr a
Via Ike. she to Jaet a allly little
thtag?a ttttle foollah thiag?a
aaeybody who to try lag to get ere*
with see bersas? I woalda't aay
her railroad fare ta Wuhlagtra
aaa her hotel exyeaaea there.
"I doa't eare a row of plaa a haart
Jefferaoa Leery i he to not hie a hat
atansbllas htoefc ta the way of
ear great purp?**. All f aaa thtek.
lag about la Thomas Jefferaoa.''
New Tork. November 17.?Mrs. I
? I'eggy O'Brien" Littleton, wife of Kep- j
rceentatlve Martin W. Littleton, who Is
making auch an energetic tight to have
Monticello. Thomas Jefferson's home, j
set aside ss a public memorial, was j
very much exercised wnen ih? learned j
'ivy tt-' story of a controversy saa had |
win? Mrs. I rank Anthony Walke. Of','
Vorfola. Va.. nad crept into print, Mrs.:
Walke la the custodian of the flags and '
pennants of the Daughters of the Con- .
f'dera.-y. and she la said ta hav% told
Mrs. Littleton that the women of Vir- J
ginia could take care of the Monticello
proposition without any assistance
from the government I
Mrs. Walke said: "Monticello be?
longs to Virginia in future, and the
government shall not own It. because
Jefferson Levy nas told the Daugnters
of the Confederacy that they shall have I
the house."
"Don't pay any attention to Mrs. I
Walke.'' she said. "She is Just a allly
little thing, a little, foolish thins, a
bus/body, who is trying to get evenj
with me because I wouldn't pay her ,
railroad fare to Washington and her1
hotel expenses there. Have you goti
that?
"It would he perfectly agreesble to i
me If the State of Virginia saw to it'
that the place where Jefferson lived
and his grave were set aside as ps; lie
property. All I am seeking to ?m is to
accord his grave the same honor as has
been accorded the grave of Washing- '
ton. of Lincoln, of Grant and of Lee.
Levy Only sraasbUa* Blsrk.
"I don't care how thla cornea about?
whether through the State of Virginia;
or through the national government?
but I insist that Jefferson's crave snail
be preserved. I don't care a row of
plaa about Jefferson Levy. He Is noth-.
ins; hut a stumbling block In the way,
of our great purpose. AU I am think- .
Ina; about Is Thomas Jefferson."
Mrs. Littleton said that there naa'
to have been n hearing on the propo?
sition before the Rules Committee at
Washington, but that this bearing was
postponed because of the protracted,
Democratic National Convention at |
Baltimore, at which several members
of the Rales Committee were pre*- i
snt.
"T wrote to a few persons about the!
hearing." she went on. "and one of,
thoae t wrote to was Governor Wil?
son, who sent me a latter saying that
he waa sorry he could not be present,
hat that his'heart and sou] were la!
the plan, and that be hoped if would
"When I beard that the members
*f the Rules Committee could not be:
present on the day appointed for the
bearing I had notice of the postpone-j
?tent of the hearing published Is every)
newspaper in the country.
"Now for Mrs. Walke. I did
know that ah* to In Norfolk, bat an*i
sent aaa a totter Inclosing a bill fori
railroad tar* to Washington and for!
hotel expenses She said that ah* had
n-one to Washington expecting that I
there would be a In?1qg had been I
disappointed, and that If ah* had not.
stayed at the borne of her sister inj
Washington her expenses wonM have]
been much greater.
-Needless to naff. I did not
the letter. I dM not agree to pay thej
betel and cerrtaffe fare of those whom j
I had Invited to come to Waahlnsrtoa
"The other day I waa la Washington
when a little woman dressed la deep
mourning, waving; an America* Sag.
nereeled me. and said she was Mrs.
Walke. She said I owed bar money. I
?aid. Mrs Walk*. If yea think I am
going to pa> yoor radlrsnd I
betel bill*, pan are aststaken
I sandj Invitations to attend a
*n th* arspssal t* have th*
nsent nrangtre M*ntlr*iss. I ** w
?* pay is irate* Mr*.' D* y**j get |
that?
"Mrs. Walke to fast ? anajbsaf. Oat |
of aas de lea at es frssa Vlrafntn,
km signed petition* erglng tb-t J*f.
fers** a bnone be
INTENDS TO SURRENDER
Xuitrcr of Little Joseph J?ee-s naya
Ha WU1 Give illaaself le.
Buffalo. N. Y.. November 17.?The
police of Lackawannn to-day received
another letter from the confessed mur?
derer of little Joseph Josephs, whose
decomposed body was taken from a
cesspool back of a saloon on the Kidge
Road yesterday. Like some of the let?
ters and ooet-cards received by the
police ana George Josephs, father of
the murdered boy, this one asserts that
the writer intends to surrender. l-.e
letter Is dated Friday. -November IS.
and was mailed in Boston Saturday
morning It is unsigned, and the writ?
er asserts his intention cf giving him?
self up to the Luckawanna police
Wednesday. The police place no cre?
dence In the promise of t-ie writer to
appear voluntarily, and every effort is
being made through police and Federal
channels to capture him.
Mr. Josephs also received ten days
ago an unsigned post-card In the same
handwriting giving revolting details
of the murder of his son. AH letters
In the hands of the police undoubtedly
were written by the same man. al?
though some were neatly penned, while
others were merely scrawls in dis?
jointed sentences. In the latter the
writer invariably refers to being
drunk.
Chief Gllson to-day secured from the
Lackawanna Steel Company the sig?
natures of men employed there during
October and November. 1911, at the
Urne the Josephs boy disappeared. An
expert will compare them with the
handwriting of the unsigned letters
coming from Boston and New York.
GOES ON TRIAL TO-DAY
Lawyer Gibson Will Face Ceart oa
Charge of Marder.
Goshen, R V.. November 17.?Burton
W. Gibson, a lawyer of New York
City, will be placed on trial nere to?
morrow, oh&cged with murdering Mrs.
Kosa Menschlk szabo. a woman who
was his client, by strangulation while
in the waters of Greenwood Lake on
July 1?. The State will seek to prov.
thet Gibson killed the woman in or?
der to gain possession of her estate,
amounting to about (10.000.
Gibson hes contended trat the vo?
rnan was accidentally drowned when a
rowbo.it overturned, throwing them
both :nto the w-.ter. Cne of the
State's witnesses will be Dr. Otto
Rchultz. a coroner's physlc'an in New
York, who testified at Gibson's pre?
liminary hearing that "trie causo ot
c>ath was strangulation by compres?
sion of the upper part cf the neck
and flo? r of the mouth from with
out."
It was learned to-night that a !>r.
Mcflarth. said to he connected with
Harvard University, would be called
as a witness for the defense to refute
lit. Schultz'? testimony.
LAUDED BY COLONEL
PeasTF?aalaia Cess steaded far Keeps an
Vp Their Fight.
Boston. Mass., November 17.?Colo?
nel Theodore Roosevelt, la a latter to
the Msssa< haaetls Progressive party
State committee, given ' out to-night,
compliments the Progressives of Mas?
sachusetts for taking the first action
for the continuation of the fight fof
Progressive principles.
"All good citizens throughout the
country should imitate.*' said Colonel
Roosevelt, "the spirit of Massachu?
setts Progressives, who recently held
meetings at whleh plans were laid for
the continuance of the work for the
party. One of the most striking fea?
tures of this campaign." writes Colo?
nel Raosevelt, "baa been the fact that
the defeat did not bring the slightest
discouragement with lt. 1 have re?
ceived hundreds of messages since the
elecflon. and every one of tnem was
cheerful and showed an indomitable
resolution to continue the fight and
never to abandon it until the principles
of the Progressive platform are em?
bodied in our system of government- '
SENTIMENT IS STRONG
(?agrees Will Be Askew ta Paaa Oae
Teens msMf ntlal BUL
Washington. November 17.?Presi?
dent Tafts declaration In favor of a
constitutional amendment to limit the
presidential tenure of office to a single
term of six years, wtth inoltglbility
to either a succeeding or n on consecu?
tive term, and President-elect Wilson's
Indorsement of the Demcctatlc. pint
form favoring such a limitation, are
believed here to foreshadow strong
pressure for legislation along this line
early in the coming Congress
Numerous measures have been In?
troduced In both Houses of Congrean
looking to n change in the presidential
tenure. The Senate Judiciary Com?
mittee wrestled with the problem In
the last session, and Senator Cum
mine, who proposed the Works amend?
ment ont of the committee, proposes
to press the bin when Congress meets.
JURORS CANT AGREE
Its Tissa at Kinross' To? fa Cane e*
Pas Ms smi E. G. Lewie.
St. Louis. Mo.. November 17.?
Weary from more than seventy-two
hours' strain, the Jury that heard the
evidence la the ease of E. O. Lewis,
publisher and promoter, charged w.rh
using the malls to defraud, had not
been able to arrive at a verdict to?
night, although It was brought to the
rnlted States District Court to-day.
as on week days. The ease went to the
jury Thursday afternoon Judge Wti
lard intimated to-day that If no decte
lon ha* been reached by to-morrow
morning he would discharge the Jn
rors. '_
CALIFORNIA WITNESSES
Clay city. Kaav, November 17.?Sher?
iff William Bowen was shot and killed
and Henry SWshnore was fatally
wounded In n street Joel at Fileon.
Howell County, to-day Shlshnoea is
said to have fired the ballet that k. led
Bowen. Sleyea Bowen. brother of the
sheriff, waa charged with shooting
SkMsaore. The canoe of the shooting
is not known.
17.?
liner of the Hskltaa State of
died at his Lao aagilss hon e yester?
day. He eras seventy-six years i**
Osasral Teeren, who ensns t>
ta PnT*
Many Democrats Would
Have Work Begin
in March.
VIGOROUS FIGHT
IS ANTICIPATED
Republicans Will Not Allow
Program to. Be Put Through
Without Remonstrance, While
* Considerable Opposition
May Come From
Within Party.
j Washington. November 17.?The form
that tariff revision is to take before
the special session of Congress next
spring has become a matter of strong
. individual opinion among Democratic
I Senators and Congreasmen now here.
' Representative Underwood. Democratic
; House leader, who will reach Wash.ng
. ton this week, has given no indication
as yet of his own p.ans. and it is ex?
pected that Democratic leaders will
confer at length ov?-r th* sltjation be?
fore advising President-elect Wilson, of
any tentative arrangements.
Many members now favor a general
bili covering many or all schedules of
the tariff law, to be framed as a partial
or complete aubstltute for the Payne
I Aldrich law. Those who advance this
plan claim it wou.d be the speediest
; way of fulfilling tariff pledges. Others
j favor combining in a single bill those
' measures passed during the last two
years, but vetoed by President Taft;
and the preparation of other single
schedule biils to follow this meaa
1 *ure.
! Unless the plan to revise the entire
tariff law in a single bill should bo
adopted. It is believed Democratic lead- ,
ers will urge the cabling. r>f the special
session before April IS. That date was
set by President-elect Wilson as the
latest upon which he would assemble
the new Congress. Democrats now
here believe the new House can oe-1
gin work In March, soon after tho
present administration retires from
power, and be organised and ready for <
tariff legislation early in April.
It is expected that short hearings:
will be given by the House Waya and!
Means Committee to industries vitally>
effected by proposed tariff changea j
The extent of these hearings, accord-,
ing to Democratic members of the
House who favor them, will not be such
as to Interfere with early action on
the tariff bills
Adapt list Expedient.
The plan of distributing the various
I tariff schedules among subcommittees
; of the Ways and Means Committee,
I which was resorted to last year, waa
, found to operate satisfactorily both
; in saving time and in obtaining; the
information necessary to the work of.
the committee, and It ta expected that
this expedient will be adopted again.
Senator Gore to-day expressed the
' opinion that the entire tariff revision
' should be concluded before next July.
' perm'tting the inauguration of the new
schedules with the beginning of J j 1 y 1.1
To perfect co-operation between the
House and Senate. Senator Gore said he.
probably would suggest a joint steer-'
ing committee of members of the two
houses to act together during tile ap- i
proaching short session in the formu
iation of a tariff measure for the extra'
taion.
Tn that way." he said, "we could In- '
I sure the drawing of a bill that would
receive uhe support of both houses
i from the start, saving the loan of
! much time In subsequent conferences."
It Is not the purpose, however, of
! the Republicans to allow the Democrat
1c program to be put through without
' remonstrance. They will ask for heavr
, Inga on many of the schedules and Re?
publican leaders expect to make effec
| tlve opposition <n many Instances. ,
"The Democrats cannot set a free
sugar bill through the Senate." said
Senator Smoot, of the Finance Commit
{tee, to-day- He based his prediction
upon the understanding that the Louis?
iana Senators are sure to oppose auch
a measure, and he said that there were
I other Democrats who would stand out
j against that and other contemplated
changes
HEAVY DAMAGE BY STORM
Have Is?id
n.
Kingston. Jamaica. November j-j?
The storm which struck sections Of
i Jamaica Friday night continued with?
out abatement to day, and meegre re?
ports Indicate that great damage has
been done.
Banana planters seem to be tne
, heaviest losers, although railroad and
: telegraph propertie* also have suffered
' greatly. Telegraph and railroad cotn
i munication generally ls demoralised,
making it difficult to estimate the
exact state jf affairs In parte of the
Reporte filtering In to-day through
disorganized channels any a hurricane
paased over the northwest coast of
Jamaica. In the direction of Cuba.
Heavy rain is still falling, aad indica?
tions are that the downfall will con?
tinue several days
LEAPS TO HER DEATH
New Tors, November 17.?After ?
qaarrel with her none*, Charlotte F.
VT fat land, a young widow, committed
?alease by plunging lid r?*t into Oe
Knot River from the Msahattan Bt Inge
early to-day. According to
TOWNS LAID IN RUINS
Government Bssoia.es Men Tactics ta
Subdue KebelUea.
Mexico City. November 17.?That the
Mexican government la determined to
carry out the threat recently made to
reaume the tactics employed so suc?
cessfully by General Kobles in the
State of Moreloa. la Indicated by the
report of the War Department an?
nouncing the total destruction of sev?
eral small towns and villages in the
northern mountain* of Oaxaca. where
the revolution has been rampant.
Another evidence of the government's
Intention to use all energy in restor?
ing peace in the south is the announce- 't
merit by a high official that 3.000 sol?
diers, now operating In the north,
chiefly In Chihuahua, Coahuila and
Durango. will be sent against the rebels
In the States of Mexico, Puebla, Guer?
rero and Oaxaca. The government Is
convinced that the situation In the
north is now so nearly in hand that
smaller rorces will be able to restore
normal conditions.
Ixtepeji and Zla. two of the places
destroyed, were the strongholds of the
Zerrano Indiana who have not been
subjected by the campaign waged in
the vicinity of the State capital after
an attempt had been made to capture
the city. Convinced that the Inhabi?
tants of these towns were completely
In accord with the rebels, orders were ;
Issued for their destruction.
Without calling upon the Inhabi?
tants to withdraw, the artillery began
Its work, ceasing only when the town
had been reduced to a mass of ruins.
The Indians are setlve In other di?
rections, and rebel activities still are
reported In the State of Morelos anJ
Puebla j
SHOT BY BOYHOOD ENEMY j
Denver Man sore He la Victim of
Veaneaaee.
Denver. Col.. November 17.?M. A.
Root, member of n Denver tobaoco con
cern. was shot and dangerously wound?
ed at his home last night by a man
he says he recognized as a boyhood
enemy In Ripon, Wis Root was taken
to the Gonnty Hospital, where It was
said there was a chance for his re- ;
covery.
Root said the trouble started In 1870. ?
shortly after he left school in Wis?
consin, when his home was robbed. He
said he recognized the burglar as Jan.
Divinney. Ho had Divinney arrested
and he was sentenced to the peniten?
tiary, j
At that time Root declares Divinney,
swore vengeance. Several times in
the last fifteen years since he has '
resided in Denver. Root has been at?
tacked, shot at once, and once locked
in his safe and nearly sufTocated. On
each occasion Root declares he recog?
nized his assailant as Divinney.
_ , I
CALIFORNIA WITNESSES !
- i
They Will Be Exaaslaed at Trial of
Allesed "Dynamite ra.
Indianapolis, Ind., November 17.?Flf
loan witnesses from California, who j
wero to have testified at the trial at I
Los Angeles, had the McNamara. broth?
ers hot pleaded gtrtity, will be exam
J ined by the government when the "dyn
1 amite trial" is roaumed to-morrow.
The witnesses are persons who had
personal dealings with J. B. McNamara.
dynamiter of the Los Angeles Times
Building, and his alleged accomplices
and Arthur Veltch. deputy district at?
torney of Los Angeles County, and
Oscar Lawler. assistant to the Attor?
ney-General. The Los Angeles explo?
sion is one Incident of a conspiracy Il?
legally to transport explosives on pas?
senger trains in which forty-five men
now on trial are alleged to be Im?
plicated. Ortle E McManlgal later is
to continue his confess.on. beginning
with his hiding in the Wisconsin woods
in December. 1910.
WOMAN AND CHILD KILLED j
_
They Are Thrown Frans AateaaafcUe In
Front of Trailer Car.
Atlanta. Ga.. November 17.?Cata?
pulted into the air from the tonneau
of an automobile and burled ander the
tracks of a trolley car which collided
with the machine. Mrs. Bessie Lyle
and her two-year-old daughter. Mar?
garet, were killed here this afternoon.
The automobile waa being driven by W.
Richard Lyle. the woman's husband.
He escaped uninjured, together with
their daughter. Olivia, who waa seat?
ed by him.
Lyle was attempting to back into
the street in front of bis residence on
Luckle Street when the accident hap?
pened. The front tracks ft the trolley
car passed over the legs of Margaret
Lyle. severing them near the body. Mm
Lyle was crushed underneath' the front
platform of the trolley car. Both died
soon after they were removed.
ADVICE CAUSES KILLING
t nred to Carry fits. Bay Obeys, and
Saara Hie Breaker.
Mount Vemon. Ind.. November 17.
Parental admonition resulted) In the
death to-day of Ra'ph Cnnor. aged
eleven. The boy and his brother. Me- ?
Kinley. aged fourteen, were going
nnttlng. The father urged the older
hoy to take a gun with them, ta be
used In ease they should meet a mad
dog that had been terrorizing the
neighborhood.
The bnya had filled their sacks, and
McKinley bad picked up the gun to
start home, whe-n It was discharsed. *
the contents striking the younger bro- i
ther in the neck. He died in thirty
minutes. I
Prevailing Fair j
Weather to Continue !
FORMER PASTORS
ATMmCHURCHES
Conference Affords Oc?
casion for Delight?
ful Reunions.
MUCH BUSINESS
YET UNFINISHED
Several Important Reports Re?
main to Be Made, and Adjourn?
ment Is Not Probable Before
Tuesday?Fight of Women
for Rights of Laity
Just Begun.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.J
I.ynehburg, Va., November 1".?To?
day was Methodist day in Lyuchburg.
every Protestant church in the city
being occupied morning and night by
nieiiioera of the Virginia Metnodibl
Conierenoa, which has been in session
at court Street Cnurch since WeUneo
uay morning.
The day aitorded an occasion in the
various Metboulst churches for a re?
union ot ex-pastors, tnia being mad
a happy time in the older churches
At Centenary, the oldest of them all,
the toriner pastors present were: Dr
W. k. Judkina. the iirst> pastor after
the Civil v\ar; Rev. J. S. Hunter. Dr.
& & Dambeth, Dr. W. H. At will. Dr.
W. A. Christian. Dr. W. T. Whitley
Rev. u. G. C Butts and Dr. J. A.
Thomas and the present pastor. Rev
R. M. Chandler.
At Trinity Church there were the
following former pastors: Rev. Edgar
Potta. Rev. G. H. Wiley. Rev. W. J.
HubbarJ, Rev. J. S. Bray, Rev. u T.
Williams. Rev. D. C. Scherer. Rev. J.
B. Askew. Rev. W. R, B vans. Rev. C.
C. Wertenbaker, Rev. B. T. Candler,
Rev. W. Aiken Smart, Rev. A. K. latmb
din and the present pastor. Rev. J. G.
Unruh.
The reunion at Memorial Church In?
cluded these former ministers: Dr.
Hannon. Dr. T. McN. Simpson, Rev.
B. M. Beckham. Rev. Ernest Stevens.
Rev. J. W. Stiff. Rev. Joseph Reld and
the present pastor. Rev. W. A. Cooper.
Two mass-meetings were held dur?
ing the afternoon?one at the Qty
Auditorium for men and the other at
the First Presbyterian Church for wo?
men. Rev. R M Maxey waa the
apeaker to men and Rov. H. J. Paylor
to the women.
Aajoarn ?? Taeaday.
It la now expected that the con?
ference will not adjourn before the
session of Tuesday morning or Tues?
day afternoon. There la much Impor
tant business yet to come before the
body. It Is not unlikely that the con?
sideration of this will provoke lively
discussion
Among the reports yet to he made
on the floor of the conference are the
conference orphanage, educational |
board; temperance, the finance com-1
mittee and missionary. Most of these
reports were ready for submission on'
Saturday, but bad to go over until j
Monday on account of the discussion!
of the charge against Rev. J. F. Vali- |
ant, whom Dr. Potts, the presiding
elder of the Eastern Shore District,
desired to be located.
ApsMstataaeste *f ?Iahst?is.
Another thing that la causing not
end of trouble in connection with the:
appointments for the coming confer- ?
ence year Is the twelve vacancies, ten
Of which was occasioned by the re-:
tirement of ministers from active
work, and two of them by deaths of
members In the active Itinerary. Some
of these members held important
charges, and to fill their places is not
a matter of easy solution.
Rumor Is current to-night that In
the Methodist appointments. In order
to retain Rev. Asbury Christian, whose
term la out in the Richmond District,
In the presiding eldership. Dr. T. McN.
Simpson may be transferred to Rich?
mond. Mr. Christian coming here, or
that be will exchange posts with Dr.
B. F. Dlpsccmb. of the Norfolk Dis?
trict.
Among the several unimportant re?
ports yet to be presented to the con
ferei.ee la that of the Joint board of
finance, and this report Is always of
special Interest to the body, contain?
ing sa it does the statistics of what
the conference baa con' bated to too
various claims of the church during
the year just closed, and containing,
also, the assessments for these claims
for the coming year.
On account of the increased exten?
sion and development of the work sf
the church each year, there is the
consequent demand for Increase In th* j
amount of money contributed iff ta*
si ask from year to year.
More than once daring this session
of conference the sttentlon of the!
t>ody has been called to the need of
an awakening of the entire member-1
ship to the responsibility of contribut?
ing more liberally to the support ot
the church In every department of
work. tyttf
While It is true that ta* saemher
shtp of the churches ta the terntorr
I of Southern Methodism include many
j hundreds of people of moderate ranks
? only, it Is true also that mach of the
'wealth of the South I* controllel r-y
j members of this charch. It Is true,
i also, that no choreb prorld~s more
liberally for th* support of Its ?m
cial life, and the ooVial life of this
?horch Is larger than that or most,
chare a**.
There are thirteen bishop* In the
church, on the active list, and eau h
of tuest receives s salary of ft.too
eavah year, with 11M additional to meet
the expense of telegraphic service
These bishops superintend the work of
the church anil hold upon an average
sf four conference* each year, each
ronrererx-T including. ?pon an nvarnam.
srx days The church provides a salary
*f file* anaoaJTy to aireranno*t*d
.1st i pi and Sl.es* *n*b rear to the
nbtews of Stesses Th* total si seat
which the rhoroh contributed the post
paar fsr the aapsort of the i pteesaaey
waa rr*-?*?. that aineejt being divided
between 'be forty-?** confer*wee* of
th* attsrea, am,*?leg to their nu
beert cai and financial strength. The
CUBA IS OPTIMISTIC
Believed That Dare of A rated l>
rtsiag? Ate Over forever.
Havana, November 17.?Within a
few weeks popular feeling- regarding
the political situation has risen from
something bordering on despair to
confidence. The outlook for the re?
public of Cuba appears brighter than
for many years.
The presidential election, looked
forward to with apprehension, passed
without violence, and there Is a grow?
ing disposition in all quarters to ac?
cept the verdict as the honest ex?
pression of the majority. Those most
disappointed have vented tholr feel?
ings In threats that were never taken
very seriously and now seem Inclined
to accept the new order of things
philosophically.
The attitude of the Liberals have
simmered down to a preparation to
attack the legality of the elections on
the ground of fraud, upon the con-j
vening of the national liberal assem-1
bly November 23. When that day ar-!
rives It is probable the question wilt!
be quietly shelved and t~at Dr. AI* I
fredo Sayas will find himself engaged
in a struggle with Dr. Jose Miguel
Gomez for leadership of the Liberal
party, the President having let it be
understood that he has no Intention;
of retiring from active political life,
and that It is his ambition to lead the
Liberals to victory In 1916
In taking office General Menocal will
have the Inestimable advantage of a
friendly Senate an.l House. He will j
have the aid of the better element'
throughout the Island and the personal
counsel of many distinguished Cubans.
He also will have the loyal support
of an army organized, uniformed,
equipped and armed like American
regulars and drilled by American offi?
cers, which has so won the respect
of the people that many are convinced,
the days of armed uprisings Iti Cuba,
are past forever.
TAFT HAS QUIET DAY
Gaea to Church la Mara lag aad Lunches
With His Brother.
New York. November IT.?President
Taffs Sunday in New- Tork was quietly
spent?church In the morning, lunch- '
eon at hlg brother's, a motor drive'
in the afternoon, and dinner with some
Yale friends in the evening. After i
breakfasting at the Waldorf and at- ?
tending the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian ;
Church, where he listened to a eermon
by the Rev. J. H. Jowett. D. D.. the!
I "resident went to the Henry W. Taft!
home and had luncheon with his'
brother and the President's eon. Charles,
who came down from the Horace Taft I
School at Watertown. Conn., which he:
attends, bo spend Sunday with his
father. The afternoon motor trip was
to Westbury. L. I. To-morrow the
President will attend the meeting of'
the Yale Corporation in New Haven.
He will leave this city at s A. M. for
his brief Connecticut trip, etarting on
the return from New Haven at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. He Is due
here about 4 P. M. and will leave ap?
proximately an hour later for Wash?
ington.
ELUDES HIS PURSUERS
Nearro KUla PoHeensnn, Wowada Sev?
eral aad EBeaees.
St. Louis, November 17.?Although
surrounded early to-day in a railroad
yard by thirty policemen. Al Whitfleld.
a negro, who after midnight killed
Patrolman Arthur N. Huddleston ana
wounded three other policemen, eluded
his pursuers. Chief of Police Wil?
liam Young has offered a reward
of flOO for the capture, dead or alive,
of Whitfleld. who is said to be an ex
convict.
Patrolman William J. Kelly at?
tempted to arrest Whitfleld in an alley
for disturbing the peace. The negro
seised the officer's revolver. Seeing
Patrolman Huddleston advancing /ram
the other end of the alley. Whitfleld
shot him dead, then fired at Kelly,
wounding him In the right hand, and
escaped.
Two hours later the negro was sur?
rounded In his home, bat he again
escaped with the aid of the revolver
he had taken from Patrolman Kelly.
In escaping he shot Henry Klarhorst
a private watchman, through the neck,
and wounded Patrolman Fred W. Dust-'
man In the left hand.
READY TO PAY PENALTY j
?re. Leah Kmeats Cenfeaalsn of Her!
Msnaeia.
Sedalta. Mo.. November 17?Mm i
Pansy Ellen Lesh. who confessed No-1
vember s at Los Angeles to murdering;
two women In Missouri, arrived here
to-day In charge of Sheriff a.. T. Hen- i
derson. To newspaper men Mrs. LesOi
talked freely to-day. She related the:
stories as told to the Los Angeles po
lice of how she had sdmlnlstered poison I
to Mm- E. M. Quslctance at Green j
Ridge. Mo. in is*!, and to Mm ~ilza
Coe at Sedslla In 1?05 She repeated
I tbat her confessor, hnd been hastened
by threats of her husband to tali tne
story of her crimes. I
"I hav? never regretted my confes?
sion to the Los Angeles Police, nnd 1
I am prepared to take my punishment,
whatever that may be." she said. "It
nlmost broke my heart to leave my
I two-year-old boy and my bnsbnno. but
j there was nothing else to ?lo."
NO POISON FQWd
Ashburn. Gs.. November 17?Chemi?
cal analysis of the stoma.-h of Miss
Minnie March ma a. who died in con
Milslons here last Tuesd^v under mys?
terious circumstances, failed to dis?
close the existence of any deadly pois?
on This annnuncemer.t ? as made here
to-day by Dr. W J Pi ion. fatal iy
physician of the Mar.hmana. upon re?
ceipt of a message as that effect from
Dr. Jahn Funk., of At'anta, who made
the analysis
W. J. Cochrin. brother-in-law of the
dead ?Irl has expressed the deter?
mination to have the bod', exhnm. d
and a complete examination made.
Tan Cieghorn. Visa Marcbman's
nanc.-. still Is missing.
Kershaw. a. C November 17 ?Fire
of unknown origin to-day partly dr
stmyed the plant d* the Kershaw Oil
Mill and totally aesdrsy id the twesi
and see.I bouses, tnclndlng *&.*** tons
of cotton seed. The loss Is sotimatej
al between H*.eee and |7i.*?i. p.rtr
RIVAL ARMIES 11
DEATH GRAPPLE
BEFORE CAPITAL
Constantinople Heart
Cannonading Which
Will Decide Fate.
TURK COMMANDER
CLAIMS VICTORY
Reported That Bulgarian RJgjbf
and Left Wings Have Been Re?
pulsed With Heavy Loss.
Battle at Tchatalja Linea
Is Fiercest of
War.
London. November 17.?The negotia?
tions for an armistice have failed, and
the Bulgarians to-day opened the at?
tack against the Turks all along the)
Tchatalja lines. The heavy artillery
duel continued throughout the day.
It appeared to be a Bulgarian prep?
aration for an infantry attack. Tks
Turkish fleet participated vigoronaly
in the defense at the Marmora end Ot
the lines and presumably Turkish war?
ships assisted at the Black Sea end
also.
Naaim Pasha, the Turkish command
er-in-chlef. in a dispatch thta evenll
claims to have repulsed the Bulgarian
attack and destroyed three Bulgarian
batteries. No news of the battle has
been received as yet from Sofia and
no information aa to the strength ot
the forces engaged on either side. Nn
zim Pasha's headquarters are near the
Hademkeui railroad station. Accordli
to latest reports, the battle ceased
nightfall.
The resumption of hostilities la not
regarded as Indicating the collapse
of the peace negotiations, but rather
aa a means to hasten Turkey's ac?
ceptance of the allies' terms by proving
her complete helplessness. The Bul?
garian government organ. Mir. reverts
to the subject of peace, and plainly
intimates that the allies are prepared
to consider the question of an alliance
with Turkey. provided the latter
promptly accepts their terms, which
would give Turkey the opportunity
of welding her territories Into a mod?
ern atate and making friends of nar
conquerors.
The Balkan states dearly have ra>>
mind the formation of such an at
1 lance as would be able to defy ata
j ropean interference in the disposition
(of the spoils of war.
Every day brings fresh dispatches
'recording the terrible spread of chol?
era. It la now stated there are 1.009
cases daily with a mortality of So per
cent, while the Turkish authorltiea are
impotent to take any measures to
prevent its further spread. This being
the case, it Is still doubted whether
the Bulgarians will risk the danger of
a march on Constantinople. It la
therefore believed that hostilities have
been resumed in order to hurry the
Porte's acceptance of whatever terms
the allies dictate
The sanitary board at Constantino?
ple haa adopted a resolution expressing
grave concern at the prospect of either
the Turkish or the Bulgarian army
coming into the capital. The am?
bassadors of the powers have taken
! prompt measures and will land detach
I ments to-morrow morning from the
foreign warships to protect foreign
residents and property.
The war cdntinuea at other points.
The Montenegrins have captured San
Giovanni di Medua, and the bottle for
the possession of Monaatlr bj now go?
ing on- All the approaches to tnat
town are reported to be ta Servian
hands
The political situation In Constan?
tinople Is serious. Arrests sf Toung
Turks continue. . and there are still
rumors of the possibility sf the re?
storation of the ex-Sultan Abdnl
Hamid. It la reported ta the Italian
papers that Austria baa greatly modi?
fied her demands on Servia. Possen?
strations of sympathy with the Bal?
kans' aspirations are causing tranbba
in trie Bosnian /Met, which has public?
ly protested against the Austrian gov?
ernment's attitude in favoring the Al?
banian* and opposing the Servians.
The town counci.s of Spalato and
Sebenico. In Dalmatia, have been dis?
solve*; by the government on
of their pro-Servian sympathies
Great Bertie
London. November 17.
i ceived from several British
dents near the front agree that the)
long-expected battle at the Tchataljn
'ines is progressing to-day. The can?
nonading is clearly heard In Co
j tlneple. An official communication <
that an attack 07 the Bs'gartan rtgwa
I wing at Bty :k Cnekmedye baa been
'successfully repulsed. Another mas
' sage says the Bulgarian left slug has
been repu'.sed.
The French a rr. baas ad or tlllgr aphid
at 4 o'clock ' hat the battle waa Sttri
raging.
Still another rti'mg* sent about ?
o'clock said that irt view of the baavp
cannonade al: dav ihe ambassadors had
decided to send detachments of bans
jackets from the foreign warshlss bp
guard the streets lending to Para. Tks
small German warship Loreloy was as?
signed to protect the railway Sta?
tion.
According to the asnte mssaage cese
? order prevailed In Onaetaa?neper,
beseite aanbnaa?Sa) ShrpenBOw
Constantinople. November 17. !?:?* P.
at?The rrsnt battle astosia aba abaV
gatians and Tarka is on an
hee of the
Nasltn Pssbn. the
in- Met sends the
fo-nlsirt:
"The battle whleb
emrnlng with an attack bp
tnfaatry lasted
? is- I The

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