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HOME EDITION -ONE CENT
ONE CENT IN CITY. ON TRAINS, FIVE CENTS.
MADERO MAKES TROOPS OF DIAZ HOWL FOR HELP
soldiers of Tyrant Diaz Will
Not Come Back Alive
(By United Press.)
EL PASO, Tev„ Nov. 24.
—The federal forces at Par
ral fear that they will not he
able to hold the town against
an attack by insurrectionists
and are calling for reinforce
ments. A detachment of
cavalry has been ordered to
the scene with orders to at
tack and dislodge the revo
lutionists from their strong
hold in a mountain near the
city. It is expected that a
battle will take place early
today with the issue uncer
tain, as the rebels are gath
ering strength and resources.
It is declared by many that
if the soldiers enter the
mountain fastnesses they
will never come out alive.
Fully 1000 soldiers were
sent into Parral by the gov
ernment and the town is un
der strict military rule. This
is due to the fear that the
insurgents will try to cap
ture the rich mines there. At
5:150 a. m. disturbances are
reported in the interior.
KILL CAPTAIN OF A
1 (United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.—
A cablegram confirming the
reports of mutiny on board
the Brazilian battleships at
Rio Janeiro and saying that
all the warships In the har
bor were in the hands of
the mutineers, was received
at the state department to
i;wo battleships recently
bu»."\ ift England are believed
to. bu among the vessels
seised by the mutineers. The
dispatch was signed by Con
• sill Schlecta at Rio Janeiro.
DIDN'T ELOPE WITH GIRL
K. Kahn, better known as "Jim
the Sandwich Man,'' was dis
charged from custody yesterday
afternoon, being acquitted of a
charge of having run away from
North Yakima in company with
Karen Anderson, a girl under age.
It was proven in court that Kuhn
and the girl had come to this city
at different times, and that there
had been no arrangement for their
Fair tonight and Friday. Mav
imum temperature 45, minimum
STARVING AND FREEZING ON IHMMIIG DAY—SIXTEEN THOUSAND
WOMEN UNO CHILDREN ON IDE SNOW-BLOWN HILLS OF GREENSBURG
Raymond Evans Tells the Pitiful Story of the Plight, os
This Great American Feast Day, of People Who Have
Started the Winter Living in Tents Because They
Could No Longer Bear to Be Slaves—The Babe Born
Under Flapping Canvas, the Footprints of Blood in the
Snow, and the Tent Homes Burned by Intoxicated
Deputies on a Frolic.
GRKKNSBIiRG. Pa. Nov. 24.—1
MBit to Westmoreland county to
see what sort of n thing a strikers'
Thanksgiving might be. I came to
see what sort of a Thanksgiving is
in store for folks who have been
"out" for eight long months —lit-
erally out —living in canvas tents
on the bleak slopes of the hills of
Now I've seen. I can see it now
with my eyes shut, all too vividly,
the kind of a Thanksgiving thou
sands of strikers and strikers'
wives and strikers' children will
have -in the Greensburg district
while the rest of us are eating
I've seen it, nnd I can write
about it, In a sort of a way, but 1
can't possibly tell it to you as it
really is. Words are sometimes
miserable makeshifts. They are
when it comes to telling a story
like this. One must sco to realize.
Not even the camera can picture
truthfully little children walking
barefoot over frozen ground. The
lens fails to get the festering sores!
and the caker blood. '
Are you for or against the compulsory use of meters? State i
your preference here: «
For meters <
Against meters <
Reasons therefor <
Cut out and mail to The Bpokane Press. <
(By United Press t.eaieo Wire)
TRENTON, N. J„ Nov. 24.—Men
Believed to have been burglars, en
tered the home of Rev. Andrew
Armstrong at Dutch York early to
day and murdered the minister
and his wife.. Minister and Mrs.
Armstrong were about 80 years
old snd were highly venerated in
the community. The bodies of the
aged couple were found by negh
bors who noticed that the house
appeared deserted, although the
Armstrongs were known to have
been at home last evening.
Posses were Immediately or
ganized and are now searching the
country for the murderers. Negro
farm hands employed in the neigh
borhood Said to be missing are un
(By United Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24—The
river and harbor committee of the
house will assemble In Washing
ton next month to begin framing
the annunl rtver and harbor bill
for the approaching season. They
will be guided solely by the recom
mendations of the army engineers
and will attempt to limit the total
appropriation carried by the bill
OUR SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DAT PROBLEM IN ARI&MBTIC. WORK IT OUT YOURSELF.
BY RAYMOND EVANS.
The Spokane Press
Of course, you've forgotten that
there ever was such a thing as the
Greensburg strike. Most of you
have, at any rate. It's ancient his
tory now, as history goes nowa
days, how 18.000 men in the unor
ganized Irwin field went out on
March 10, 1910, and how there
were many clashes between depu
ties and strikers and how many
strikers were killed and scores
more or less injured. The cause of
the strike? The men say they
could not live on the wages they
received, that they acceptell re
duction after reduction till they
could stand it no more. They say
they felt like slaves.
Perhaps half of the 18,000 who
went put have drifted to other
fields. A few have gone back.
Eight thousand men are still hold
ing on—they and their 16,001)
women and children.
Hundreds of these people are
still living In the tents that they
pitched when they- were evicted
from the company houses.
Perhaps 600 deputies, armed
with revolvers, repeating shotguns
(Continued on Page 8.)
The annual Thanksgiving
rush was on good and plenty
yesterday—not the turkey
and market rush, but the rush
for the marriage license bar
gain counter. There seems to
be a charm in eating a wed
ding supper or dinner of tur
key. It surely ought to be a
good omen to rtart lift togeth
er with a helping of the lus
cious turkey nnd cranberry
sauce to the tune of celery,
sweet potato or squash and
least why not? If the young
husband can lead his blushing
bride up to a swell feed on
Thanksgiving day as a starter
he ought to have the admira
tion and respect of her whom
he intends to have with him
until death do tis part. Just 24
marriage licenses were issued
yesterday, five short of the
record day's work on January
There will bo a boom on In
the ministerial circlcß aoday
and preacher stock is way
above par, It is said.
WOMAN GETB $7000
Injured In a collision between
two tralna on the S., P. A 8. last
April, Mrs. V tan Is Taylor was giv
en a \erdlet of $7000 damages In
Judge Keunan'H court yesterday.
THE TENT DWELLERS OF*.GREBJKSBURG, WHO HAVE NEITHER FOOD NOR WARMTH ON
THIB 1910 THANKSGIVING DAY. PHOTOGRAPH BY RAYMOND EVANS.
JUST AN INDIAN COUPLE,
BUT A REMARKABLE PAPOOSE!
They were typical Indians, a
squaw and a buck; she with her
gaudy handkerchief headcovering,
flowered calico wrapper, and
bright colored blanket; he stolid
faced, Stetson-hatted, hair braided
down over his shoulders, blanket
thrown over shoulder, and rough
clothing of the white man's fash
Ordinarily they would have at
tracted little or no attention on
the streets of such a western city
a« Spokane, but aa they wandered
down Riverside avenue today
everyone who passed them turned
to gate again at the queer spec
It was not the squaw and the
buck Indian who attracted the at
tention, however. Neither waa it
It was the child which the squaw
carried In her arms, a round-faced,
copper skinned youngster of about
a year and one half old.
For this child was dressed In
the height of American fashion.
Its copper moon face waa sur
rounded by a dainty satin bonnet,
trimmed with all the frills and fur
belows which might decorate the
headgear of Mrs. Fourhundred's
dearest darling. Its tiny body was
clothed in a dainty silk dress of
modern mode; it wore a silk plush
jackot that should have turned
many an ordinary mother green
j THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1910.
with envy, and on Its feet were
bootee* of direct from Paris *tyle.
That papoose was the Ne Plus
Ultra «f th* latest and best in kid
rashtoa*. and the Indian and his
wife k»ew it and were duly proud.
"Fin* baby, that," remarked an
interested one, as the big buck and
his wH>', paused to gaze into a
The Larger Thanksgiving
Come! 4 Let us take our prated prayers, review them and examine;
Are they because our feast is full while others share a famine?
Are they because we ride the road which others pick and shovel?
Are they because our walls are wide while others crowd a hovel?
Are they because our limbs are swathed, while some are rawed by
Or are they only for gifts we all may share together?
Thanks are not thanks which only make another's want our measure,
Or only be another's pain to gauge a selfish pleasure.
Thanks are not thanks whose words are stones to pelt a lesser brother,
Or that we make our blessedness the burden of another.
Thanks are not thauks for tender palms that others be as leather;
Thanks are but thanks for such good gifts as all hands hold together.
Give us to kuow the larger Day which deprecates Thanksgiving,
Save lor the Universal Feast which spreads for all the living.
Give us to pray the larger prayer whereby our senses quicken
And sees no gain In any good whereby another's stricken,
i, vi to scorn the raptured spoil which asks no why, v whether
Give us to toll toward that gain which all may share together.
store window filled with juvenile
"Uh, yes. Him heap fine squaw
papoose," replied the proud father
with a broad grin of pleasure at
having his heart's pride thus taken
note of. "Heap fine girl," he re
iterated. "Bymeby all grow up.
Continued on Page Two.
BY EDMUND VANCE COOK.
ONE MONTH FOB 25 CENTS
You can have The Preea delivered right at
your door early every afternoon for 25 sent*
per month. Phone Main Main 376.
NINTH YEAR, No. 38 25 CENTS A MONTH
BRYAN'S AMBITION IS
10 MAKE DEMOCRATIC
"WE WANT TWO INSURGENT PARTIES IN 1912*
—IMPORTANT, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH THE COMMONER
BY WILLIAM E. SMYTHE.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 22, 1810.—William Jennings Bryan by no
means confines his activieties in these days to editing the Commone*
and farming his fertile acres. He is traveling and speaking almost con»
stantly and draws big crowds wherever he goes.
No longer a candidate for office, it may almost be said tbat be Is)
no longer a politician. He discusses the questions of the time with per
fect freedom sad his utte/ances carry the weight which always attaches;
to unquestioned sincerity.
In asking for an interview on national questions t told him I be
lieved the whole American people would be as ready to listen to him
today as at any time in the past. He answered my questions with m
vigor and clearness that goes with his obvious good health and freedom
from anxiety on the score of personal ambition or party obligation.
Mr. Bryan does not believe in the feasibility of a new political party,
though eh is deeply interested in the evidences of a new alignment of,
voters which he sees on every hand. He is profoundly in sympathy
with those who put their convictions first and their loyalty to party sec
ond, a fact well illustrated by his own attitude on local option in Ne
WANTS DEMOCRATB INSURGED.
"My business in politics at this time," said Mr. Bryan, "is to help
make the democratic party insurgent. The business of my republican
Continued on Page Nine.
OATH TAKEN BY
EAGLE PASS, Tex., Nov. 24.—The oath taken by members of the
Mexican revolutionary junta, which first met at St. Louis in 1906, was
revealed here today. It reads:
"As Mexican citizens we swear to take up arms to overthrow
President Diaz and will not relinquish our purpose until we obtain
a provisional government guaranteed the liberal party on July I,
1906. Patriots undertaking leadership must circulate a manifesto In
viting the people to overthrow tbe government. It Is prohibited to
treat with persons obstructing the revolution, and he who does is un
pardouably sentenced to capital punishment by the council of war or
ganized for this purpose.
"Chiefs of the revolution are empowered to send expeditions and
to make appointments. Every group chief is authorised to raise
funds from government officers or from any persons from whom they
are able to obtain them, and by any means they may adopt."
(By United Press Leased Wire)
SANTA MONICA, Cal.. Nov. 24.
—The Maxwell entry, driven by
Earl Fancher, won the opening
event of the motor carnival here
today, covering the scheduled
101.02 miles In 1 hour 42 minutes
and 31 seconds. The race was for
cars of 161 to 230 cubic Inches
There were three entries and
J. L. CHILDS PAYS THOUSAND DOLLARS
FOR RED BREASTED SNIPES' EGGS
NEW YORK. Nov. 24.—The speckled eggs of the common
red-breasted snipe have Just been added to the collection of J.
L. Child* of Floral Park. L. 1., at an expense of $1000.
Common as is the bird on Long Island, its mottled brown
eggs are very hard to get hold of. The snipe lays her eggs in
rock crannies way up In the arctic circle, and Childs' $1000
eggs were gathered by Eskimos in the Arctic regions.
The eggs are known to science as "Trianga canatus." Com
mander Peary, on his return from the north pole, got a few of
them and on his return presented them to the American mu
seum of natural history.
1 Childs is said to have the finest collection of rare eggs in
ONE CAUSE HM
The Spokane Press
thinks that the people
of this city have genu
ine cause for Thanks
giving today, because
of better city and
the Maxwell was the only car thai
The Stayer, driven by Pourche,
collided with a curb on Ocean ave
nue and withdrew in the first lap.
WOMAN GETS $13,500.
A verdict for $13,500 waa
received by Mm. Florence •
Neal, whose husband was 1
drowned in the Phoenix mill- >
race last spring. Detectives <
had done some real sleuth >
work for Mrs. Neal. Unable
to gain access to the mill 1
during the daytime, they had
contrived to visit it at night
and made drawings of the
machinery, etc., which were i
placed before the Jury as cvi- •