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CITY OF CHENG-TU
IS UNDER SIEGE Missionaries Are Inside the Wa Is of Belea? guered Capital, t - TROOPS FIRING UPON THE REBELS Believed That Foreigners Have Taken Refuge in Canadian J Methodist Compound, Where Natives Are Not Permitted | to Ente r?City Garri? soned by 1,800 Soldiers. Peking. September 13.?Latest ad rices received by the Chinese foreign board and the foreign legations Indi? cate that Cheng-Tu. capital of Sze Chuan province, Is under siege, that most. If not all. the missionaries are inside the walls and that the city Is garrisoned by 1.S00 troops who have had several engagements with the be- i sieging forces. A dispatch from the prefect of Tsu-! Chan, vh'tcb lies about seventy-five miles to the southeaul of Chor.g-Tu, dated September 12, said that the troops were firing upon the rebel3 from the Chong-Tu walls, and that ( the besiegers had lost many men. The j belief is held there that the garrison I Is capable of resisting the attacks of any number of organized rebels from the outside. The Canadian Methodist compound within the city has open spaces around Its own walls, it Is believed that the foreigners have taken refuge within this compound which Is considered the strongest and the most easily defended. Peking missionaries, who have been In former riots In Cheng-Tu. say that whatever Chlrtese troops were dis? patched to guard the rnlsBlon would be stationed outside the compound. ;md would not be permitted un'tr any cir? cumstances to et vithfn me gates Have Nu Weapoas. Whether the foreigners und the na? tives Inside the waMs an.- prepared to endure a siege to not known The question of rnpplles is all-important, end It Is probable. In view of past ex- ' perfor.ces. that the missionaries have taken precautions against such a con tlngency. The nlt^lonaries, however, possess no weapons, un c?s they have been supplied by the viceroy. Every effort Is being made to communicate with Chcng-Tu. but so far there has been no movement to re'.leve the city. Forigners hf -e seem confident of the ability of the viceroy to suppress the rising All gatherings In Peking In sympa? thy with the revolutionary movement In Sze-Chuan have been dispersed by the . ollce. A dispatch from Kla-Tlng-Ku. to the south of Cheng-Tu, says that foreign missionaries stationed there have left for Tyang-Tse. These Included three, men and their wives and a woman doctor. The foreign gunboats have been unable tu pr "seed above Slll-Fu - Many Itlotem Killed. Hankow, September 13.?The native press publishes a report that the Vice? roy's yaymen at f'han Tcu has been destroyed and that many riotc-ra have been killed. It Is reported also that the foreigners have gone to Chung King under escort. The situation Is considered very I grave. The Viceroy has about J i>00 troops at Cheng Tu and S.000 alto? gether In the province. Squadron fining- to Hankow. Washington. D C. September 13.?I The American Squadron, headed by the eruler ^ew Orleans, which has been making Its way up tno Yang-Tse River from Shanghai to Nanking has r^aohed Raikwan. the port Nanking, and Ad? miral Murdock has taken command of the expedition, transferring his flag for that purpose from the Saratoga to the New Orleans. While he original? ly intended that these deep draft ves? sels should stop at N; n. K, the ad? miral has now changed h' plan, and will proceed with his squadron about 250 tiles furtherNup the river to Han? kow, which mark\ the limit of deep water navigation. This movement Is made possible by the fnrt that the Tnng-Tse Is greatly stnjjlen by the flood, which Is th greatest sine- 188?, American citizens In Szc-Chuen pro'v. Ince are believed to he n no nr ?rrit danger. Tho Saratoga will g<? to Won. sung to-morrow. China XenrlnR Crisis.' Washington, D. C, September 13,? In the opinion of students of Oriental affairs. China Is rapidly appronch'ng a great crisis In her history. The upris? ing In Szc-Chuen province Is expected to extend to other neighboring prov? inces and especially to the southward, where the Mongollun element has for many yenrs been opposed to the n rul? ing Manchu dynasty. Kvldently pie pared for trouble, the Chines govern? ment has been quick to dispatch troops Into the disaffected district and to deal' with the situation with a strong hand. It Is believed here that the govern? ment will bo able to suppress the present disturbance, though the un? foreseen disastrous flooding of the Yang-tse valley Is expected to drive thousands of the unfortunate natives, whose means of support have been de? stroyed. Into the ranks of the revolu? tionists. But it is believed that this Sze Chuen uprising Is only the precursor of other outbreaks In different parts of the Flowery Kingdom for tho fact is that the struggle now going on Is really a gigantic test of the relative strength and power of the central gov? ernment as opposed to the provincial governments?In other words, the sit? uation resemi..es the. great feuJal wars Of Europo In the Middle Ages japan also to pass In through a same ordeal before -Ui.e Emperor was able to break tho power of his mutinous ba? tons, and It Is believed that the Chl (Contlnucd on Second Page.) RESULT STILL IN DOUBT 1 Will Require om.ini Caavau to De? cide nl in- lOlecllon. Portland, Me., September IX ?So close was the vote In Monday's special election on the question of the repeal of i-oiibtltutlonal prohibition that even to-night when most of the first' un? official returns hud been revised bv mull reports from town clerks that the result still Is In doubt. Between tho Associated Press returns, as re? vised almost completely by postal card reports from towns ?r?d city clerks, and the figures of th? Secre? tary of State, there Is a marked dis? crepancy, the press returns Indicat? ing ut u late hour to-night a majority of 3 17 against repeal. Figures furnished by Secretary of State Davis from Augu.ua at mid? night, complied from mall returns from nil but thirteen cities and towns iyt the Slate, with the missing thirteen sup? plied from press returns, shew an ap? parent majority for repeal of 155 votes. Of the thirteen town votes ifupplied by pres.* returns, four were received by moll from the clerks and nine are tac early llgures which It has not since been possible to verify. Tho figures of the total vote, as furnished from the office of the Secretary of State, Including the thirteen towns supplied to Mr. Davis from pres.* re? turns, are: For repeal. 60.525; against repeal. ?0,370. The total vote as Indicated by the Associated Press returns was: For re? peal, 60.211; against repeal. 60.5S8. In view of the closeness of the vote. It was believed to-night that only the official canvass of the vote by the j Governor und council will definitely ? determine the Issue. The nrst returns received have been verified and revised In ull but seven Instances. The final official returns will have to be reviewed by the Gov- j crnor and Council. In the ordinary1 course of events the next meeting of the Council would not be until Septem- ? her 2S, but 'beoause of the closeness of the result and the anxiety to have i It settled, Governor Plaisted, w.ho is attending a meeting of state Oover- : nors at Spring Lake. N. J.. is return- 1 Ing to Maine, and Is expected to call a special meeting of the Council and have an Immediate canvass of the offl- . cldl vote. NEGLECT ENGLISH COLLEGES ttleh .lien's APntby Confront* With Our' Millionaire*' Gifts. London. September 13.?American millionaires' benefuetlons to universl ties are eontrustd with the apathy of. rich men in England In this respect by | Kight Hon. Walter Kunciman, presl-1 dent of the Board of Education, t?i the; Introduction to a Blue Book issued to? day. Mr. Kunciman Eays there was prob ably never a time when university edu? cation was In greater need of adequato encouragement, uddlng: "The small extent to which university work I? endowed by private benefac? tion In this country Is emphasized if comparison Is made with the measure of support forthcoming in other coun? tries. The weakness of the appeal which university education makes m the present day to "the Imagination or the wealthy finds its counterpart in tha | apathy of the public at large, and this; apathy Is only too frequently reflected, in the attitude of local authorities." SCHOOL BOYS STRIKE Trouble In Many Town*?Demonstra? tion* Followed by Canlngn. London, September 13.?Young Eng? land appears to bo In a state of un? rest, following the example set In the recent strikes by the laboring classes. There have been strikes of school hoys at London. Liverpool. Manchester, I Hull. Sheffield. Grimt*>y, Llanelly, Bradford, Ashton-Under-Lyne, and ev,-n In Scotland, at Leva. The boys drew up manifestoes, held demonstrations, and engaged in picket? ing Just like their elders. They ob? ject to t.ie use of the cane by schaool masters. and also want an extra half holiday on Wednesday afternoon. At Islington to-day the boys smashed the school windows with stones, and In Hull there wa sprornrs cuous stone throwing, with much dam? age to windows In the neighborhood. In most places the strikes collapsed and canlngs have been In order. WOMAN MAYOR WINNING Conncllmen Munt Support Her or) Benign. Kansas City, Mo.. Septemher 13.?Vic- ' torv Is apparently almost In the grasp of Mrs. Ella Wllso!:. the woman Mayor of Hunnewell. C. w. Trlckett, of Kan? sas City. Kan., uppointed by Governor StUbbs to assist the feminine executive: in her conflict with the men of the ? Council, has announced that drastic. action would he taken at once to com- j pel the Conncllmen either to resign or' to support the Mayor. The action of the Council members, in refusing to consider Mrs. Wilson's nominations for appointive officer:,. Mr Trloketi said, makes further delay un- i neccssa ry. FIRE ON EXCURSIONISTS State Guards Kill Hlgbt and Wound Sixteen. Meridn, Vucltan, Mexico. September 13.?Eight men wer,- killed ind slx tecn wounded when the. state guards tired into n special train of excursion is:!:- coming t<> join in the mnnifesta t'..n lord night tu Francisco I. Madero. According to authorities, the excur? sionists were to blame. An Indulgence In loo much Intoxicants hnd lifted the enthusiasm on the train to a high pitch. As the tn-ln. loAded to its ca paclty, war entering the city the vlsl toi r saw the guards anfl. It Is claimed, l.ep?n flrlnc Thrt'r only victim was a ??'?I'd Immediately the guards re i > ed ' the Pre. On account of the crowded condition of the conches al? most every bullet hit a passenger. SUICIDE OF A DUMMY Bcareerovi Rolled Under Cor nnd Frlph?ene,t n Lot of People. New York. September 13.?The "sui? cide" of a dummy man frightened a lot of people on Broadway In the theatre district early this morning. The scarecrow, 'brought from the Coney Island carnival by belated revelers, ap? peared at Thirteenth Street, where it fell down nnd rolled under the tender of ii southbound trolley car. Passengers yelled and the motorman put on the brikes so hard that those on the car were thrown about promis? cuously. A policeman dragged the sup? posed human being from beneath the car. REPLY OF FRANCE IS SENT TO BERLIN Sanction a by Fallier s and dispatched by Speciai C? urier. MAKES dii^AND rOR FREE HANb French Oppose Maintaining Com mercial Equality in Morocco. Berlin Still Is Confident That an Amicable Agree? ment Will Be Reached by Two Nations. Paris, September 13.?After Presl- J dent Fallleres had given his formal Kunctlon to the French reply to Ger many's counter-proposals in the Mo? roccan neguUatlons. the foreign min? ister. M. Deceives, completed tho ti ansciipllon ol the document, and it was dispatched to Berlin by special courier at 10 o'clock tornlght. The foreign minuter early In the day carried the. draft of the reply to Itumboulllut. where president Fal-j Here* is staying, and returned to Pa? ri?. Before the document was tinally sent ort M. Deceives hied an Interview with the British and Russian ambxs sadors. According to information from a re? liable source, the reply In practically a revised and corrected version of tho proposed France-German treaty rela? tive to Morocco, which was submitted to the German foreign minister on September 4. The German government returned a duplicate of this treaty to j M. Cambon, the Frenc hambjssador, ! revised according to the requirements of Germany?that Is to say. Including a number of suppressions and addi? tions. It Is these that the French re? ply again revises, either relncorporat Ing the articles suppressed by the Im-, perlal government or amending or1 eliminating the articles Inserted by J that government. The French reply; accepts certain German demands which do not Involve the question of principle. As to the reasons which have In? spired the French government In Iii revision of Germany's amendments, they form the subject of a special memorandum carried by the same courier. This will furnish M. Cam? bon with the elements for any further explanations which Herr von Klder lin-Worechester may request. It is understood that, as anticipated, the latest French expresston oposes the necessity of maintaining the com? mercial equality of all In Morocco and insists that France shall have a free hand politically In that country. Berlin In Optimistic. Berlin, September 13.?During tho! past few days both at the foreign of? fice and in social circles the minister of foreign affairs, Herr von Klderlen Waechter, has expressed implicit con? fidence in a satisfactory settlement With France regarding Morocco. This confidence Is reflected by tjie staff of the Foreign Office, which ex-; pects that the French answer to the latest German note win be receives' not later than Monday, and perhaps even as early as to-morrow. The answer. It Is believed, will accept ap art of the German proposals, leaving others for! further negotiations. The officials scout th assertion that j the reply of France will amount to' an ultimatum. It is explained that Germany's de-i mand fo ran ullotment of 30 per cent, in I whatever railway und other conces? sions France obtains In Morocco has; been wrongly Interpreted abroad. This division, which Germany also would reciprocate toward France, does not touch the coucesslons obtained by other j countries. " The latter are free to get whatever ooncesslons may be obtalnd without sharing with Germany or France. Itexartled ae Fnlr by Oermnny. The Foreign Office regards this ar? rangement a? fully within the terms of the Algecirns agreement ond not as Infringing the rights of outside pow-' ers. Th Bourse continues more opti? mistic concerning the Moroccan situa? tion. Nevertheless, stocks opened somewhat lower lo-day, owing to dis? appointment over the course of yes? terday's market at New York. The withdrawals of French mone'y, asst.med much more serious propor? tions to-day. causing ?a unusually sharp udvance in Paris sight exchange. The movement, however, does not excite particular concern among Berlin hitan ciers. because ti.e Purls balances here had already been reduced to less than one-third the normal at the end of June. It Is assumed in some quarters that the Paris banks are acting on a hint from the French government In order to bring pressure at Wilhelmstrasse to Influence a speedy settlement. This calculation, it is believed, will be wholly without effect upon tho Ger? man government. WILL STRENGtItEFg?RRISON England to Send Rclnforcemeut* to Kingston, Jamalen. Kingston, Jamaica. September Is.? I? is reported here that the British Wer Office Is arranging to send very soon l.ooo Kuropeon artillery and in? fantry to strengthen the local garri? son In view of the Intrensed Import? ance the station will assume with tho opening ot the Panama Canal. It expected that the naval yard at Port Royal, which was burned last spring, will be reopened soon. BOUND FOR ALASKA Oltforil Pluchiit and Senator Pointier? ter Mny Sail Friday. S'ewarrt, Altska. September KS.?-Glf fore] pinchot and l'nlte,i Statcy Sen? ator Miles Polndexter, of Washington, arrived at the Matnnusku coal Held Saturday nlpht. They are expected to arrive here, Friday, and will sill immediately for Cordova to look over the Bering River coal Holds and Con? troller Ray, MESSAGE OF CHEER CARRIED 10 TAFT business New England Promises Him Unwa verinu > upport. .Gives GOi,-SPEED ON TRIP iO WEST Delegates From Six States and Representing 2,000,000 People Visit President at Beverly and Laud Him as "True and Lasting Friend" of the Masses. Beverly. Mass.. September 13.???God? speed" and the "support of business New England." were the messages of eiieer carried to President Taft to-day by Herbert N. Davlson, of Worcester. Mas.'., president of the New Kngland Association of Commercial Executives, and eighty member of that association, who motored to Parramatta to say good-by to the Chief Executive before he starts West.' "As you go out from among us on your long and arduous tour," said Mr. Davlson, "we want you to go with the god-peed of New England ringing in your ears. Other sections may waver, but we will not. You are Pres? ident, and as such are entitled to our sympathy, our loyalty and our unfal? tering trust. And you dave this In aoundant measure." The pledge of support to the Presi? dent was as plain and hearty as the godspeed. Mr. Davlson, applauded fre? quently by his associates, approved the President's course . on reciprocity; his policy of conservation, and his deter? mination that the tariff shall only be revised, if he is responsible, when a non-partl-san body of men shall have reported that reductions are war? ranted. Even If the "passion of the hour" precludes approval of the President's 1 action at this time, Mr. Davlson de- j clared, history will Justify him. Their Lasting Friend. "The great masses of the people, all of whom would be vitally affected by any radical change for the worse In their living conditions." said he, "are singularly dependent upon you, and although they may be temporarily misled. In the end they will renllze that you are what we all know you to be, their true and lasting friend." Replying. President Taft said: ' "I am very much tquched by your coming here to bid me godspeed on this trip which I am to take. I am going to do the best I can on this trip to talk to the people on the Issues of the day?not alone the political issues, for there are a great many issues that it Is well for the people to consider thit do not attract politicians at'all They are the Issues that do not figure In the headlines, and yet contribute much to the welfare of the people, and It Is w-ell for the people to understand them. "I have not referred to the Issues which your spokesman has touched with so much eloquence, because I do not think It Is necessary. Regarding reciprocity, the arbitration treaties and the tariff, you know where I stand, and It Is not necessary for me to con? vince those who are of the same opin? ion that I am." In beginning his address, Mr. Davl? son said that the delegate- present represented twenty-eight commercial organizations in six States, and he; was acting as "business spokesman for' more than 2.000,000 people." j GOES ON RETIRED LIST | Rear-Admlral Harris to ftult Navy's Active Service To-tlay. Washington, September 13.?Rcar Admirnl Uriah R. Harris, governor of the Nival Horn*. Philadelphia, will be placed on the retired lift of the navy to-day on account of age. Ho is a na? tive of Indiana and a graduate of the Naval Academy of the class of ISfiO. He hi? served In all parts of the world, and has had nearly twenty-two years' service at sea. Among the vessels on which he has cruised are the Sabine, Osslpec, Earnest, Tusearora. Yukon. Shenan doah, Ranger. Chicago. Monongahela. Indiana and Wilmington. He was at? tached to the Naval Observatory from August. 18S2, to June. 1S84; to the Naval Academy from Octoho.", 1890. to August. 1894, and in later years was Governor of Olongapo. in the Philip? pines, and commandant of the naval station at Cavlte. P. I. He has been In comimnd of the Philadelphia Naval Home since April. 1010. He reached the grade of rear-admirals In January, 1909, and now stands near the top of the list. The vacancy in the list of active rcir-admirals caused by his retirement will he filled by the promotion of Cap? tain John M. Bowyer, formerly super? intendent of the Naval Academy, now on special duty at the (Knvy Depart? ment, r ACCUSED MAN ENDS LIFE Had Been Charged With Eloping With Voudk Girl. South Manchester. Conn., September 13.?Despondent because he was ac? cused of having eloped with a four? teen-year-old girl, Thomas Wright, thirty years old. committed suicide in a hotel here last night. Wright wcaa employed on a farm at Sfmsbuty, and the girl was an orphan who hud been '.?ottnd out to his employer. Two d lys ago Wright hire,] an automobile and took the girl to the home of his sister in Manchester, alleging that sho had been cruelly treated by her employer. Wright was worried by the publicity given his net. SPANISH VICTORY IN MOROCCO l minted Telegram Sayn Tribesmen Lost Heavily In llnftle. Madrid, September 13.?An undnted telegram from Mcllll.i, Morocco, which his been delayed by the consor und received here to-day, reads: "The losses to the Spaniards in the. action yesterday were 18 dead and 77 wounded. The losses to the tribesmen were about f.00 or 700. A complclo Spanish victory." GOVERNORS VISU PROVINGGROUNDS As Guest? of Govern? ment, ihey Watch Tar et Practice. tRY i HEIR cKILL ON R1Fl.E RA-GE None of the State Chiefs Succeed; in Scoring a Bull's Eye?Gover? nors Wilson and Foss Dis? cuss Employers' Liability Insurance Conducted by State. Spring Lake N. J., September 13.? j Twelve-Inch guns roared repeatedly this afternoon at Sandy Hook as twen? ty-six Governors of States stood on the ramparts of the Hancock as gue.-ts of the United States government and watched 1,000-pound projectiles whistle ' 10.000 yards over the water at a fra- j gile canvass target. The group traveled to the Sandy; Hook proving grounds by special train. I All but two delegates, Governors Holte Smith, of Georgia, and Austin L. Croth- | ers. of Maryland, made the trip. After the exhibition target practice the battery commandant announced that two "theoretical bulls eyes" had been scored, and that the other two; shots were but few feet off. A cruiser, he said, would have been hit four! times. The parly returned to Spring Lake In time for dinner. After_reachlng headquarters a dozen of the Governors motored to tho Stute rifle range at Sea Girt. All fired at a bull's eye at 200 yards. None planted a bullet squarely within the centre, but four Governors tied for first hon? ors by hitting the target. The sue-, cessfui marksmen are Governors Ves- ? sey, of South Dakota; Cruce, of Okla? homa; McGovern. of Wisconsin, a-nd Hay, of Washington. Liability InHurance. A system of employers' liability In.? surance. conducted by the STate for the benellt of working men. was advo? cated by Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, at the conference to? day. Governor Wilson said In pre? face that he started a "scrap yester? day" and dlil not care to start another. "In New Jersey." he said, "tho In? demnity companies have raised thoir rales, in some Instances 1,000 per cent., because of our recent liability legis? lation. These gentlemen are slngu- j lsrly unwise, but that is not the worst! of It; they show clearly an Intention, of raising tne rates still higher. There must bo a State system of Insurance. It Is all very well without State Insur? ance to enact a general law with re? gard to the compensation to be paid Injured employes, but what of the small employers and corporations? If they can't afford to pay this compensa? tion then the security afforded by the law Is of no avail to worklngmon. We, therefore, have to protect all classes of our worklngmon until we have seen that all claims of this sort have been paid. "I cannot say that the employers are try'ng to meet us half-way. There are some lawyers in New Jersey who I are absolutely Ingen'ous In Inventing bad advice, and several of the State's: large employers have been very badly advised recently. They will learn ! soon, however, from our Court of Kr- I rors and Appeals whether the Legis- ! laturc can demolish their defense." i r'osn Outline!, New Law. Governor Kugene N. Foss, of Mnssa- ! chusetts. was the first speaker to-day. Employers' liability and worklngmen'sI compensation was his theme, and oppo? sition to "the unnecessary Intrusion of Federal control" was the keynote of his speech. "There Is a vague theory," he said, "that whero the Individual power of different States proves Insufficient, the: Federal government comes In. In such' matters as worklngmen's compensu-' tlon. Federal power, It was thought, might be invoked to cover tho entire country and afford uniform laws. if. j however, there Is anything hostile to; self-government of the State, it Is the unnecessary Intrusion of Federnl con- , trol." Governor Foss outlined the new IIa-; bility law of Massachusetts and classed It as the first law of its kind to bo enacted on broad Hues In any State. ' NO BAIL FOR POTTER Authorities Tuktnir No Chance Wltb Chief of Swindle?. Chicago, September 13.?S. A Totter, alias George W. Post, who, with his confederates, Is alleged lo have oper? ated various swindling games Which netted him $1,500.000 In the last few years, was still held In custody to-day wlille Federal officials were searching! for Rdwyird Starkloff, reputed to he bis chief partner. It Is probable Pot tor wtin he arraigned in the United St iles District Court to-morrow. Mean-1 time, the officials refuse to accept u cash bond of $50,000 for his release. ? Iiotectlves arc working In tho hope that S'tarkloff will soon surrender. Iti it said to be an agreement between ! the men that If one Is captured the other will give himself up to make a Joint defense. When Potter was tir re-te,i In New York several years agoi .-'tu rkloff surrendered, warTm?kes bad start ! "Covern Leu? Thnn 20 Mllen |n Trane-' rontlnt-ntsl I'Mlght. Paterson. N. J.. September 13.?James 1 J. Ward, the young aviator, who start- ' ed from Governor's Island this morn Ins; In the race to the Pacific coast for the William H. Hearst prize of $!i0,000, landed here at 4M5 o'clock th!? evening, less than twenty miles from his starting noint. He had nlnned to make Mlddletown. N. V., bis first stop ind 10 no thence to rtuf falo, but a high bead wln<] and the! fact that he lost his way twice over' the network of railroad tracks In New j Jersey made It ImpOtXble for him to complete even half of the projected first stage. He landed easily here, and is in .t good position for a start to-' morrow. MANOEUVRES ARE ENDED .Much Gunpowder Burned, and Hypo? thetical Inventment Raised. Belfort. France. September 13.?The autumn manoeuvres of the French army were brought to a close to-day with the burning of much gunpowder In an early morning battle, which raised the hypothetical Investment of nelfort. Premier Caillaux. the Min? ister of War: M. Messimy ond other distinguished persons witnessed the spectacle. The aeroplanlsts did not flg unc In the finish, as they had been driven from the sky by the high winds. The aviators were presented to the Premier. Their scouting appears to have been remarkable. From heights varying from 2.000 to 3,000 feet they noted every movement of the troops during daylight and reported the loca? tion of all the 'batteries except such as were hidden by the forests. There are numerous applicants among the young officers for transfer to the aviation corps, they perceiving" (hit the science of flying has openod j the way to a career requiring courage, daring, self-control and Intelligence, I while affording in time of war excep? tional opportunities for rendering very j valuable services to their country. DON'T WANT THE PICTURES Many eitle? Hir the Beulah Bluford Films. Chicago, Septemoer la.?The local branch of the Aluving Picture League I of America to-?uy entered a protest ugainst the exfiioitlon of pictures of Beulah Blnford or any other exploiting .<: tne Beanie case, and agreed to oar inein from their theatres in this city. i Pittsburg Uocsu't Waat Them. Pitisuurg, Pa., September 13.?Al? though no move has been mtulu here tu exclude moving pictures of the Beattie murUer trial, John D. Doyle, of the Publiu Safety Department, to? day declared that they w.ould be pro? hibited. Barred in Dcuveo. Denver, Col., September 13.?Moving pictures posed by B-juluh Blnford, who played a prominent part in the trial of Henry C. Beattie, Jr., of Richmond, were to-day barred from Denver theatres by the Pollco Board. LABOR LEADERS INDICTED They Arc Charged' With Conspiring Against Huilwny Company Butler, Pa., September 13.?Upon the recommendation of a special grand Jury called to Investigate acts of vio? lence to the property of tho Butler. Harmony un<t New Castle troller road during a strike In August, charges of conspiracy were made and indictments found to-day against twenty labor leaders and former employes of the road. Among those indicted are J. J. Thorpe, of this city, international vice, president of the Amalgamated Asso? ciation of Street Electric Employes, and C. A. Beits, president of tho union. A strike has been on against the road since July 21. nnd tho indictments assert that cars were dynamited, poles arid wires cut and the lives of passen? gers endangered. The action to-day Is the result of a petition to the court, which ordered the special Inquiry. Ar? rests will be made as soon as the men can be located. HER MIND GIVES WAY Slater of Murdered Boy Surfer? Mental Collapse. Washington. D. C, September 13.? Myrtle Smith, sister of fourteen-year old Harry Smith, who was found brutally murdered lust Sunday morn? ing, suffered a mental collapse to-duy when her brother was burled. The young girl, who had been hysterias I over since the yagedy, with a wdld shriek suddenly attempted to throw herself Into the grave which had Just recolved her brother's 'body. The ef? forts of two physicians and friends were unavailing In quieting the girl, and It was finally necessary to snatch the grave drapery, which wss hastily torn Into shreds, and bind the arms of the frenzied girl. ? She wp?S taken to a hospital, where her condition is said to be very serious. DIVORCE DECREE GRANTED Wife of I.leutenant-Oolouel Cheever Successful in Her Stilt. Leavenworth. Ran., September 13.?A decree of a'usoliito divorce was granted In the District Court here to-day to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Cheever. now of Chi? cago, from Lleutenant-Coloaol Ben? jamin H. Cheever, Third United States Cavalry. The allegations were neglect, extreme cruelty md desertion. The plaintiff was awarded $110 monthly alimony. Lieutenant-Colonel Cheever has been living In Chicago since his disappear? ance from here several months ago. Following his disappearance. Mrs. Cheever notified the War Department and a country-wide search was con ducted for the missing officer, who finally was found In Chicago. WEDDING WILL BE SIMPLE No Ontcutntloii When Sou of I.ate Multl-Mllltonnirr Mnrrlca. Minneapolis, Minn., September 13.? Minneapolis society, which had looked forward to an elaborate wedding when Miss Florence Hopgood becomes tho bride of Charles G. Gates, son of the late multi-millionaire. Is doomed to disappointment. Instead, the ceremony will be simple, and will be solemnized in the presence only of members of the Hopgood and dates families some? time in October. Mr. Gates, who Is in Minneapolis to-day, expressed the de? sire that there be no ustcutatlon at? tending his coming marriage. HORRORS OF EPIDEMIC Living and l>en,| Victims of Cholera Thrown Front Car Windows. St. Petersburg, September 13.?A dis? patch to the Novoe Vreinya from Con? stantinople, describing the horrors of the cholera epidemic In Macedonia, says the soldiers are crowded In locked curs when 111 and 1,-ft without water or medical aid. On the Mltrovltza I'skup Ki 11 road living and dead vic? tims of the cholera have been thrown from the car windows by their com? rades. PHYSICIAN A SUICIDE He Bends Over Sliotsrun nnd Pull.? Trigger With Toe. Nashville, Tenn., September 13,? Bending over i shotgun and pulling the trigger with his too, Dr. John C. Drcnnan. forty-five years old. a prom? inent physician of Canyon county, and n member ofthe Tennessee Legislature, killer himself In Woodbury. Tenn., to? day. Cornel Visible to Naked Eye. Minneapolis. Minn;, September 13. Professor Frauds' P Leuvenwlrth. head of the department of astronomy of tho State University; hns sighted the Brooks comet, recently discovered. It Is now visible to the naked eye in the early evening near the pole star. It wtfU novor ho visible u^ain. CHAHLER WILL PAY TO BERIDJF LINA His Lawyer Prepared to Offer $70,000 for his Freedom. MUST RELEASE ALL HER CLAIMS Payment Contingent on Singer Getting Divorce or Permitting "Sheriff Bob" to Get One. She Is Angry Over Manner in Which Affair Has Been Bungled. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] New York, September 13.?Sidney Harris, personal counsel for Robert Winthrop Chanler, has gone to Paris, and it,is the understanding .among his friends that his mission la a last ef? fort to settle the unfortunate Chanler Cavallerl matrimonial llasco by means of a money offer and a divorce. With the consent of Chanler, who has finally given up the diva, he Is prepared to offer her $70,000 in lieu of all claim she won to his estate through the famous marriage agree? ment. But he will stipulate that either she shall get a divorce in France or agree that Chanler may obtain one in some Western State without a con? test. Distrust Each Other. The reason that It Is so hard for Mme. Cavallerl and the lawyers to settle the affair Is that they are dis? trustful of each other. For instance, It Is not long since that Cavallerl ofTered to sign a waiver of her claims for $70,000. and Chanler's lawyers even went so far as to dra.w the check. Bu? Mme. Cavallerl was In Paris, and sho stoutly refused to touch pen to paper until she had the cash In her own fait Uands. Whertipon Chanler's lawyers grew wary and refused to send tht check until they should receive her waiver. And that's how the matter stands. Meanwhile. Mme. Cavallerl has not re? ceived a single penny of all the for tuno her doting husband settled on her. His astute lawyers have tied that property up In a way that would take years to break?even If It were possi? ble to hrenk it. Line's own counsel has advised her to Jump at that $70,000, get her divorce and be quit of the whole business. But Una Cavalelrl Is a very angry womon. She is angry at "Bob" Chan? ler for presenting" her with sev? eral hundred thousand dollars he had no right to give away. She is angrier with her French law yors. who drew up the mar : Huge settlement so bungllngly. and. finally, she Is angry with herself, for Rite might hive ozzened considerably more money from "Boh" If sho nad not sent him homeward bound, deserted after only a few weeks' _honeymoon While "Bob" was wlth""her he gave her all his Income, and he even man? aged to wheedle considerable sums from his attorneys us advances. The diva pocketed all this. If she had stood by "Bob" she was assured of at least $20,000 a year, and whatever else her husband could Induce tn"c hardflsted lawyers to release to him. But sho thought she bad It "all bound 'round with a woolen string"?though that marriage settlement?and so the Ink on the marriage certificate was hardly dry when she dispatched him to Amer? ica, and hurried to her tlrst love tho Russian count. They have been together pretty much ever since. In Russia, In Nice, in Paris and Berlin. But always Lfna has kept her weather eye blued on "Bob" Chan? ler's fortune, and always she has been prodding her lawyers to find some way out of the muddle. Chanler's lawyer's irre mighty will? ing to settle for $70,000, for though that will tie him up financially for seven years, they figure that the ex? pense and trouble would be ten times as great If an attempt were made to carry on the farcical marriage. Mr. Harris Is believed to have taken the check In his pocket to Paris, and ho will present it with one hand to Una Cavalelrl, while he receives the waiver with the other. But the lawyer will also force from Lina a contract agreeing either to divorce R"b-rt W. Cben ler or be divorced by him. and he will stipulate that there be no delay about the severing of tho fetters. What luck he !? hdVli.g only Mr. Harris and I .inn know, but It is certain that some of the Interviews In her Paris villa are stormy, stormy sessions?Madame not being possessed of too much patience and bearing in the matter a special grudge. Meanwhile ex-Sheriff "Bob." the shorn bridegroom, leads a life of un? utterable loneliness among his pigs and chickens at Reil Hook. Friends say thai he Is not the same rollicking Old 'Hob'' Chanler by any means. There's no doiiM in the world that bis marital troubles have hit deeply to his heart. He Is at odds with all the members of his family save one. Ills sister, who before her marriage was Margaret Astor Chanler. stands up for "Old Bob" nobly, and Is believed to be furnishing him money out of her own allowance so that ho may con? tinue the expensive art studies that are now his only solace. The other brothers have to all practical purposes broken with him completely, and anv business that must be done with "Bob" Is loft to a conferonce of lawyers Still l oves the Diva. "Bob" has sal 1 that he has never Stopped loving Lina Cavalelrl. and that whenever she would call he'd fly to her side. But Lina has given no Indi? cation of calling. Instead, she repels every advance he has made, and It Is oulte probable that when tho divorce finally comes about she will seize tho tlrst opportunity to marry the Russian count At Mr. Harris's dfhco to-duy it was said 'bat the lawyer was now In Europe. It was added that he hSrl Intended to make the trip, not par tie - I ularly to settle the * liau.fr llasrt?, btft ' with that tU the main mission.