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Veteran Campaigner
and Newcomer Have
Heart-to-Heart Talk
They Discuss Rocky Mountain
States and Agree on Method
of Handling Them?Bryan
Willing to Concede Noth?
ing Either to Taft
or Roosevelt
Unco.n, Neb., October 6.?Governor
Woodrow Wilson, presidential nominee
of the Democratic party, and William
J. Bryan, three times Democratic can?
didate for the same office, had a heart
to-heart talk here to-day on the poli?
tical situation throughout the coun?
try. Both unhesitatingly precuciea
a Democratic victory.
In the sun parior of Fairvlew. Mr.
Bryan's home, the veteran campaigner
and the newcomer In national politics,
sat for a few hours before the Gover?
nor's train left, discussing the pro?
gress of the campaign, but with par?
ticular referense to the Rocky Moun?
tain States, where Mr. Bryan had just
completed a six weeks' tour.
"We did not have time to go Into
the matter very thoroughly." said Gov?
ernor Wilson. "We sat up late last
night and agreed to a method of
handling the Mountain states. That Is
as far as we got."
The Governor did not think It would
b? possible to go to the Paclflo coast. '
"We are keeping open the last two
and a half weeks of the campaign,
however, and I do not know yet what
use the campaign committee wit! make'
')t them. I set oat to make trips in j
the campaign, but the local committee
.have been making tours out of them, i
The Governor was delighted with his
reception In Nebraska. I think the
demonstration In Unrein was very re- |
markable. Indeed." he said. "I have;
had a splendid time, especially w th '
Mr. Bryan." i
The candidate again spoke proudly'
of the fact that his "lucky number" |
followed him in Lincoln. He occupied :
room No. 113 at a hotel, which is on
Thirteenth Street. and delivered a S
speech at the auditorium, besides mak?
ing thirteen speeches in Nebraska.
Attrad Church Together.
The Governor and his host, Mr.
Bryan, west together to the West?
minster Presbyterian Church, where
Mr. Bryan Is ah elder. After 'the ser?
vices the congregation gathered around
the two men and an informal recep?
tion followed.
"I wouldn't concede any of the I
Western States to either Taft or j
Roosevelt." Mr Bryan said, speaking I
of the Western situation. "I wouldn't
pick out any State and concede It to
either Taft or Roosevelt. Even *n
California I pet Roosevet and Taft in
the same cass. They may tie for sec?
ond pace.
"Governor Wisor. is gaining strength
so rapidy from both sides that he Is
certain of election by an overwhelm?
ing vote."
Mr. Bryan's attention was called to
the fact that some newspapers were
speculating as to what Cabinet po
rltion he might occupy if Governor
W'ilson were elected.
"The newspapers haven't as much
of Importance to discuss then as I
?have. Of course, we haven't talked
about anything like that." he replied.
"There Is now beginning to dawn
all over the Cnlted States." said Gov?
ernor Wilson, "the confident expecta?
tion of a victory for the people. I
do not know what Mr. Bryan's ob?
servations have been, but I think I
have seen that change within the last
ten days. At any rate, there has been
a very profound snd to me an cn
usual change, if I may be personal
with regard to myself. A great many
people in the T'nlted States have re?
garded me as a very remote and ac?
ademic person. They do not know how '
mach human nature there has been tn '
me to give trouble all my life- I have '
been perfectly aware that at first the
crowds gathered to hear me, gathered
in a critical temper to see this novel
specimen, to see th<s newcomer in na?
tional politics, what he looked like,
what his paces were and what bis
tones of voice and attitudes of mind
were. And I am glad now to see the
attitude changing. They have appar?
ently adopted me into be human fam- ,
Ily. I like to see the enthusiasm of .
the pla'nest of men as they approach
bp*, for I consider that the deepest 1
compliment that l can be paid, and 1
when they call me "Kid" and "Woody"
and all the rest. I kaow that I am
all right
vfewt Interesting I?es.
The conversation turned to the ques?
tion of which issues people seemed
to be most Interested in Mr. Bryan
?aid he found the people of the coun?
try most desirous to hear about tariff
and the trusts. He said h-? thought
the Investigations of campaign funds
were having the impression of fully
Informing the people ' of the method*
employed by political organisations and
the speeia'. groups of Individuals they
have to fight."
The Gov?mor start-d at 2.15 o'clock
this afternoon toward Pueblo. Colorado
ffprings and Denver wh-sre he speaks
to-morrow, while Mr. Bryan left later
tn the afternoon for a tour of North [
and 8?<ith Dakota. Minnesota and
Iowa to stump for the Wilson and
Marshall ticket.
One of the things which Governor
Wilson enjoved avout this twenty
hour rtsit at Lincoln was the inter?
play of wit and humor with Mr.
Bryan. Once when Governor Wilson
missed his bat and stood In the corri
for of the Auditorium waiting for a
member of his party to bring it. Mr.
Bryan laughingly suggested that p?r
gaps the Governor had left his hat
?In the ring "
?Take mine." urged Mr Rr>an. as
he placed his felt sombrero on the
SV?vernor s head, "you msy tahe coin."
-O*. no. you're mm likely to take
* MfiBBsi t? *rr "~
Vloleaee SaMiM, but Kettleiutat Is
.Vmkcrt la flight.
Charleston, W. Va.. October ?.?Laat
week was the most peaceful experi?
enced In the Kanawha Valley strik;
zone since the proclamation of martial
law over two months ago. The State
troops escaped being tired upon, and
ther; was no attempt to destroy prop?
erty by unknown persons.
Additional troops were withdrawn
from the tioubled coal field Saturday,
and by to-morrow evening half the
militia will have returned home, leaving
about s?'j soldiers on guard. KhVMM
are expected to be ordered to their
r.<8pettivt. homes gradually.
While quiet prevails all along Paint
and Cabin Creeks, the heart of the
mine strike, the situation, however, 1? '?.
unchanged. Violence has ceased, but
the miners and operators are no nearer
a solution of the difficulty than they
were months igo. An Investigation
commission, appointed by Governor
Glasscock. continues to examine
miners, operators and mine guard*,
but it is not Just clear how the com?
mission ran hope to settle the strike.
Results from the commission's work,
however, are to b; used lu f railing
legislation looking toward a prtven
tion of similar troubles. 1
It Is known that large number of
rifles are hMden outside tlie martial
law district and. It Is believed, others
are in the possession of persons wttcin
the district. A belief Is prevalent
that the withdrawal of State troops
may cause a change in strike condi?
tions within a fsw days.
Ther Will Be Asked About Campaign
Coatii hatte ska.
Washington. Oetober ??The Inves?
tigation of tSU Republican campaign
expeditares to open to-morrow before
the Senate Investigating Committee
will be supplemented Monday, October
14. by an Inquiry into the expend!- j
t-ires of the Democratic candidates !
who participated in the struggle for.
the Baltimore nomination. Chairman
Clapp has summoned Senator Bank
head, manager for Oscar W4 Under?
wood; William F. McComhs. manager!
for Governor Wilson; Lieutenant-Gov?
ernor Nichols, of Ohio, manager for
Governor Harmon, and former Senator .
Dubols, manager for Speaker Clark,
to appear and submit statements of
the money received and expended in ;
the primary fight.
George W. Perxlns has been asked
!? testify before the senate commit
tee Thursday. October 10. as to his;
campaign contributions in this and j
former campaigns. The hearing* re-1
open to-morrow, with Charles R. Crane,
of Chicago; Ogden Mills, of New York;'
Charles I'd ward Russell, of . ew York. ?
and former Senator Nathan B. Scott, j
of West Virginia, the chief witnesses, j
Charles P. Taft, brother of the Pres- i
ident, and Charles O. Hilles, chairman j
of the Republican National Committee, i
are scheduled to appear Wednesday j
night. . . '.
Two Haadred Phyalelaa? Act?* *?
Aatoaate? After Death
New York. October ?.?To old in edu?
cating the public to the necessity for
more autopsies. 200 physicians of
Brooklyn and Long Island have volun?
tarily agreed to place their bodies
after death at the disposal of science,
according to the Brooklyn Eagle to?
This action was taken at a meeting
of the Associated Physicians of Long
Island, held on Hoffman Island, at
which the question of autopsies was
discussed. Ey allowing their bodies
to be dissected after death, the physl- |
clans believe they will show the pub?
lic in a practical way that autopsies,
to which many have expressed oppo?
sition, are really great aids to science.
Especially are autopsies valuable, so
the physicians believe. In studying dis?
eases of mysterious and obscure
origin. So Interested are the physi?
cians in this matter that the meeting
decided to send out 100 circular let?
ters to physicians in Brooklyn and
Long Island urging them to Induce
relatives of patients who die from
mysterious causes to permit autopsies.
Pa alle Laoao to Be Leased to Local
Co i sa i atloae.
Washington. October ??Yielding to I
the demands of conservationists that 1
coal lands hereafter be leased by the ,
government to private concerns in
stead cf allotted or sold, the Interior i
Department to-day announced that the j
plan would be tried. As a result. Van j
H. Manning, assistant director of the j
Bureau of Mines. left for Wyoming. 1
where he will complete the details of
leasing :.?90 acres of government coal ;
lands in that State to a local corpora?
tion. The leasing experiment will be
carefully watched, and if successful
probably will mark the revolution in .
the policy of the government in deal- j
Ina? with the public lands.
Death Last Iacrea*ed oa Loot Oar of
Jsaaanlslaal Meet.
Berlin. October ?.?Aviation week st
Johannisthal was concluded to-day after
two mere deaths had been add -d to the
long list of fatalities among European
aviators during the last two months
A monoplane driven by Ernst AUIg
and carrying a mechanician suddenly I
fell from a height of Mi feet when a |
wins: collapsed. The mechanician was
thrown from th - machine at a height j
??f l*? f?et snd hi* body landed on the i
?round ?1e*r of *be wreckage AI1I*.
fell with the monoplane and was killed
Instantly. The accident was witness -d ?
by a big assembly. Allig qual tiled as
sn ?viator last May.
%at???all la Waten They Are sUdaag
??am? ay Tills
Dallas Tex.. October ? ?F* B- Cor?
nelius, of Palmer. Tex . his wife and
two daughters and his sister and her,
child, were killed to-night whoa the
automobile in which tboy were riding
was struck by an latorurbaa car near,
the town of Arlington, twenty-flee I
miles from Dallas
The Intern rba a. traveling at a rapid
speed, struck the ae tome Vie squarely
In the centre, throwing Its sl> eeca
pants directly In front of the car.
The bodies Of those killed Were
mangled beyond recognition
i Cornelias was Identified by ? card
found la Mb sscfcst.
Marinesand Bluejackets
Engage in Battle at
Force of Revolution Has Been
Spent and Admiral Souther
land's Aggressive Program
Is Complete?In Last En?
gagement Five Ameri?
cans Are Wounded.
San Juan, del Sur, Nicaragua. Octo?
ber 5. int town of Leon has surrend?
ered to the American forces. There Is
leason to bei.eve that no fighting oc?
curred, but details of the surrender
are lacking.
Last Stronghold Falls.
w ashinglon. October 6.?-In tnelr
march upon Leon, the last stronghold
of the lr.surrectiomsts. the American
forces under Lieutenant-Colonel bong,
ousted a rebel mob at Chichigalpa,
killing thirteen outright and wounding
many more. Five Americans were
slightly wounded. Chichigalpa Is on
the Nlcarauguan National Railway,
midway between Leon and Corinto.
In reporting the engagement to tne
Navy Department to-day, Kear-Ad
miral Southerland said Lieutenant-Col?
onel Long and his command were try?
ing to secure arms and dynamite bombs
in Chichigalpa Friday morning, wnen
they were sudoenly surrounded by a
mob of rebels and their sympataizers.
well armed with machetes and rifles.
Disregarding the orders of their offi?
cers, severs; of the rebels fired upon
the Americans. The fire was promptly
returned, and tn addition to killing]
thirteen rebels and wounding many i
more, the Americans took four dyna- <
mite bombs which It Is believed were
Intended to be used against them or to
cripple the railroad.
Lieutenant-Colonel Long's command
consisted of about 1,000 marines and
bluejackets from the cruisers Califor?
nia, Colorado and Denver.
The capitulation of Leon, the be- '
leaguered town from which reports of
distress have been coming ever since
the rebel occupancy, completes Admiral
Souiherland's aggressive program
which has been put through swiftly
since the surrender of General Mena
at Granada. With Gra.iada fallen and
General Mena, the moving spirit of the
uprising, deported to Panama, the ad?
miral aad bis forces returned to
Masaya and it Sails out that while one
section of the American forces was
engaged in routing Zeiedon and his
rebels from the hills at Barranca. Col?
onel Long's command was already
fighting at Chichigalpa. hard upon
Leon. It is therefore believed here i
that the strength of the insurrection
has been dissipated with the capltula- ;
tlon in such quick succession of the J
principal rebel strongholds.
Confirmation of the reported sur- .
render of Leon had not been received
here at a late hour to-night.
President Taft to-day telegraphed
to the Navy Department from Dalton.
Mass.. complimenting the marines and
sailors upon their splendid behavior in
Nicaragua. and expressing his i
sympathy for the bereaved families
and comrades of the men who lost :
their lives.
Mrs. R?ell Sage Bays ?150,000 Hosse
for Thi ?
New Tork. October S.?A gift of i
$150,000 by Mrs- Russell Sage in be?
half of the birds of North America
was announced to-day. Mrs. Sage has
spent approximately this sum In the j
purchase of Marsh Island, southwest
of New Orleans, with the Intention
of dedicating it In perpetuity as a
refuge for wild birds. To this end
she will place its control in whatever
hands will boat accomplish her object,
either the Federal government or the
State of Louisiana or some association
organised for the purpose.
Director W. T. Hornaday. of the New
Tork Zoological Gardens, spoke of the
gift to-day as "the most delightfully
startling coup that has been executed
in behalf of the birds of North Amer?
ica since the will of David Wilcox
financed the Nstional Audubon So?
Marsh Island has long been known
aa a famous winter feeding ground
for ducks and geese and various
migratory birds, including the robin,
and for many years has been the most
popular resort in the South for market j
gunners. It Is approximately 75.000
acres In ares. ,
The idea of its purchsse was brongrit
to Mrs Sage's attention by Edward ,
A. Mcllhenny. of Louisiana who. in
conjunction with Charles WlUis Ward,
of M.chigan. recently gave a 13.000
acre bird refuge on Vermi'.lion Bay
to the State of Louisiana.
Milwaukee, w .* October ??Tue
condition of Ralph De Palma, inj-r. i
while driving in the Grand Pr.x auto
mobile road race yesterday, when his ear
hit the machine driven by Caleb S
Brsgg. winner of the race, la said to?
night by physicians to bo as favorablo
ss ran be expected.
De Palma'? mala injury consists cf
sn abdominal pu act arc and ualsss in?
fections seta in bis physicians say
chances are bright for recovery.
The patient is conscious He bus- j
talned severe bruises about the body,
bet no bones were fractured, as at first
Do Palmas mechanician Teas Alloy,
left the hospital to-day Rts Injuries
consisted of a slight fracture of the
left shoslSer
Tony tVu<Jetarl. who accompj'.led
Brace-Brews on fh* practice spin last
Tuesday which ended in Browns
Taft Finds No FaultWith
Present Political
Gives Out Statement in Which
He Says Tide Is Bending To?
ward Republican Party?He
Believes Third-Term Can?
didate Has Been
Oalton. Mass. October 6-?President
and Mrs. Taft and their guest. Miss
Mabel Boardman. spent a quiet Sun
day hers with Senator Crane- Eariy
to-morrow the presidential automo?
bile party will strike northward into
Vermont. Governor-Elect Fletcner. of
Vermont, and other Republican lead?
ers in the State probably will meet
tbs President to-morrow.
President Taft to-night summed
up the political situation as he sees it.
in a statement w.ilch he said: "I have
every reason to be satisfied with poli
tical conditions. I have been simply
overwhelmed for daya past with let
ters and newspaper clippings showing
the trend of the tide toward the Re- ;
publication party, its platform and its
candidates. I have been especially j
gratified by the news from the North- '
western States. Chairman Hilles, of j
the Republican National Committee.;
who has been visiting the Northwest,
tells mc that reports from all parts
of those States bring most gratifying
evidence of Republican confidence and
activity, with earnest determination to ,
achieve the success of Republican i
principles and candidates. j
Never So Prosperous.
"The oop-lation ?f the Northwest is
not surpassed anywhere in intelligence
and thrift, and attachment to Amer- '
lean institutions. The farmers of that'
part of the Union were never so pros- !
perous. and they do not mean to risk .
the loss of their prosperity by ,
aoandonlng the Republican party j
whose policies have enabled them to,
"They are convinced that the third- |
term candidate is no longer in the .
running, and that the choice is be-:
tween the Republican platform and '
candidates, on the one hand, and, on j
the other band. th? Democratic plat-1
form, with its plank of a tariff forj
revenue only, and its candidate. Gov- '
ernor Wilson, who said in an address
at William Grove. Pa., that the farmer .
does not need protection. Tt is un- |
necessary to explain to the farmer, i
West, East. North or on the Pacific
slope, what Governor Wilson's very
frank declaration would mean, with
Mr. Wilson In the Whits House, and
a Democratic majority In the Capitol.
"The same news comes from all :
"The principal reason for the exist?
ing prosperity is the assurance that
under the Republican policy of home
protection and irade expansion, Amer?
ican industry, while reaching for the
foreign market, is not in dagger of
losing the home market. While our
foreign trade is growing more rapid?
ly than at any time in our history,
domestic commerce ts making ad?
vances fully as remarkable. Our popu?
lation is increasing, the demand for
the necessaries of life is increasing
proportionately, and. thanks to active
business and good wages, the people
are able to pay for what they want, :
and to keep our industries busy sup-j
plying their wants.
May I at prove CoadttJoaav.
"There Is no serious danger. I be-1
lieve. to our institutions from in?
dustrial agitations. So long as such'
agitation keeps within the legal bounds
It is not without wholesome signl- j
ficance. and may tend to improve con
"Notwithstanding occasional out
breaks of violence in labor disputes
there Is a growing tendency to set?
tle differences by peaceful means.
"The golden rule is getting? to be
more and more a guide in business, as |
well as in religion. Social and econ?
omic conditions are growing better.:
not worse, and Republican poUcies fos- i
terlng and stimulating nat'onal pros?
perity, undoubtedly tend toward this
\* 1st far ftaack ft eased lea.
"For the man or the community en
toying robust health quack remedies j
have but little attraction, no matter j
bow vociferously recommended as cure- j
alls for the body politic.
"The high cost of living, ss I have
said before, is worldwide. Tho aim ;
of the Republican party is to see that j
American workers are enabled to;
meet the cost of living by keeping em- ;
ployed at good wages. It Is s simple j
purpose and ss direct and practical |
as it is simple, and Joes not need a j
MMnhg of rhetoric to explain it or
get around It. While the cost of;
living, so fsr as moat of the neces?
saries of life are concerned, u not
so high here as In Europe, the wage
earner here Is getting from more than
fCont!n.i?d on Ninth Page.>
Get Fair Weather
During Fair Week
vent Peace in the
Even With All Great Nations
in Accord, It Is Doubtful If
Sufficient Reforms Can Be
Secured From Turkey to
Appease Its Little
Par!*. October 6.?War or peace be?
tween Turkey and the Balkan States
is in the balance. If anything, it
might be said that the scales swung
slightly to-day against peace in the
sense that every hour's delay in the
powers' intervention increases the
danger of hostilities. The word now
rests with Great Brlta'n. All the oth?
er powers have accepted with some
modifications the French Premier's
plan for intervention, but it is un?
derstood here that Great Britain hesi?
tates in go<ng so far as to assume
with the other powers' responsib'lity
for securing from Turkey broad re?
forms in Macedonia.
Great Britain's procrastination is
causing some uneasiness and some
criticism *n Pari- Such papers as the
Temps assert that they cannot un- :
derstand Great Britain's lack of sym?
pathy in the needs for Turkish re?
forms, when in 1ST6 that country rose
up in a body against the so-called
Bulgarian atrocit'es of that year.
Even with England's support, and this ,
is expected to come to-morrow, the j
crisis Is not removed. The great j
question remains as to whether the j
powers can obtain extensive enough
reforms from Turkey to satisfy the
militant Balkan States.
Reports received here give the Bal?
kan government's Irreducible mini?
mum as complete national antonomy
for Macedonia, with Christian Gov?
ernors of the provinces, the creation
of a local militia and the withdrawal
of Turkish troops. Turkey is de?
scribed as wishing to be conciliatory
and moderate, but considerable doubt
is expressed as to whether she would
ever accept such demands.
Diplomats May WIs Tot.
Paris, October 6.?Austria has given I
adherence to the plan formulated by |
the French and Russian foreign min?
isters to deal with the Balkan situa?
tion. Austria, suggested a slight
change in the wording of the proposals, ]
which met with the Immediate ap?
proval of both M. Polncare and M.
Sazonoff. The only effect of the amend?
ment Is to define more sharply the
intention of the powers and present
a more precise statement of these.
It is believed here that the proposals
as now outlined will remove any lurk?
ing suspicions in England that the
conUnental powers possibly were con?
templating a settlement wholly at the |
expense of Turkey.
Germany and Italy have approved j
their ally's modification; so that, with |
full adhesion of the British govern?
ment, which is confidently expected
to-morrow, the powers will be In posi?
tion to say to the Baikan coalition
that the Balkan states will no longer
have to depend on the promises of
Turkey, but on the pledged word of j
The reply of Count von Bercbthold.'
the Austrian foreign minister, which
was received at the Quai d'Orsay this ,
morning, has caused great satisfaction j
to the French government. The alter- j
ations to the note which Count von,
Berchthold suggested, include sn ex-1
plicit declaration that the reforms be i
inaugurated will effect neither the j
integrity of Turkey nor the sovereign- j
ty of the Sultan: that they should be
applicable to the Ottoman empire as -
a whole, and that Instead of the am?
bassadors at Constantinople pre
seating Turkey with the written de-1
mands they content themselves with a
collective verbal representation of
what they conceive to be the necessary
steps which Turkey should take
Th_- French government Is confident'
that all the preliminaries will he com?
pleted in time to permit Russia and
Austria as the mandatories of Europe
?o present a collective note to Sofia,,
Belgrade. Athens and Cettlnje to?
morrow, or at the latest Tuesday.
In official circles the feeling pre
vails that this guarantee offered by.
the powers ought to satisfy the Balkan
States, if. as they profess, their sole |
motive in mobilizing against Turkey'
Is to force the1 reforms provided for
in thi treaty of Berlin,
With p*ace on the point of being1
Signed with Italy the martla. spirit
of Turkey has also reached a stage
where it is difficult to keep It tn con?
trol. If the Balkan governments can
hold the fighting element In check,
French officials are hopeful that the
diplomats may still win out against -
the so'.diers.
To Ftght for Bum
Atlanta. Ga.. October (.?Several
hundred Greeks met here this after-i
noon and took preliminary steps to
ward sending troops to Greece in the I
event of war between the Balkan
state* and Turkey More than 10*
veterans of the army of Greece vol?
unteered to return to the old country
A war fund of Hz.*** also was raised.
Announcement was made by G. Greg?
ory, president of the local Pan-Hel?
lenic Vnion. at whoso call the meeting
was held, thst sixty Greeks from
Macon and !?"?) from Savannah, Ga. i
would arrive Tuesday to reinforce the
local contingent.
^rB*#^fc sPM* w^Hs^ww
l?cerne Switzerland. October I
Auguste M?rU Francois Prernart. Bel-'
elan ?t?t?efTisn. di?<i here to-day from
pneumonia. H? was taken ill durtnr
the peace Congress at Geneva and has-1
toned here In the bops tba? Bs would
SSSSSjSJ qulcxiy. i
Aviator files Coatiasoaslr (or Mere
Than Six Hoars.
Annapolis. Md.. October 6?A new
American record for an endurance
flight was made here to-day by Lieu?
tenant John H. Towers, of the Navy
Aviation Corps, in a Curtiss hydro?
aeroplane. He was continuously in the
air for six hours, ten minutes and
thirty-flv*> seconds. The best previous
American ?ecord. made hy Paul Peck,
was four hours, twenty-three minutes
and thirty-eight seconds.
The distance covered by Lieutenant
gas?an was approximately 189 mues.
with six miles to a lap When tho
best previous record was msde Peck
covered 17? miles. To-day's course
was not a measured one, however, and
Tower's distance record Is not offi?
The flight to-day was Quietly ar?
ranged by the American Aero C -b. and
it w?s not generatly known that it
was to take place. Tower rose from ?
the water in front of the aviation field J
across from Annapolis at 6:50 this,
morning and did not touch the water!
again until thirty-five seconds after
1 o'clock this afternoon. There was
but a glass full of fuel in the tank
when he alighted. He flew at a height
varying from 200 to 1.200 feet.
I/OB&- DUtaaee Reeord.
fans. October 6.?The t rench avta- j
tor, Pierre Daucourt, to-day won the,
Pommery cup for the longest straight- j
away flight between sunrise and sun- ;
set. He covered a distance estimated '
at 570 miles, a new world's record
for a single day's flight.
Daucourt started at 5:59 o'clock In
the morning from Valenciennes, near
the Belgian border, and flew directly
to Biarritz, near the southwestern ex?
tremity of France, arriving there at
5:38 P. M. He made three stops to
replenish his tanks.
A cash prize of 11.300 goes with
the cup. I
Ose la Shot aad AU Flogsed By Strike
Augusts, Ga.. October 6.?A car with ,
a crew of four was attacked by strike,
sympathizers outside the city to-day.
One of the men was shot in the hip \
and all four were severely flogged, j
Attempts of the company to have the!
car brought hack into the city have'
.seen frustrated by strikers and their
friends who declare the car can not
be moved until the strike is settled.
The controversy between employes
and officials of the company apparent?
ly is no nearer settlement than it was
when the strike was declared two
weeks ago.
Sheriff Rabon. of Aiken County. S.
C. who is in Augusta, has wired Gov?
ernor Blease saying that the situation
in Aiken County is beyond his con?
trol and asking the Governor to "give
me any assistance in your power."
Two trains were operated to-day
on the Georgia Railroad despite the
order issued yesterday to union engl
engineers of the road not to operate
trains until furnished adequate pro?
Passenger trains Nos. 1 and 2, from
Augusta to Atlanta and1 Atlanta to
Augusta, respectively, were operated
by union engineers and carried crews
of strikebreakers. No violence was j
encountered. No attempt was msde to
operate trains late to-day. Officials of
the road also stated that none would j
be ran to-night. It is understood that 1
conferences between representatives of j
the 300 striking conductors and train-!
men and officials with United States i
Commissioner of Labor Nelll will be j
resumed to-morrow. An effort is
being made to have the controversy I
settled by mediation.
Mea Killed aad Women aad Children ;
Barbaroesly Treated.
Mexico City. October 6-?Word was !
brought into Toluca. southwest of
here, to-day of the almost total an?
nihilation of a detachment of rural
guards and a number of women and
children In a light with Zapatista re?
bels near Sultepec yesterday. The ,
sole survivors of the ruralea and their
party?three men and a woman?
straggled Into Toluca to-day. They I
said the detachment of sixty rursles. I
with a number of women and chil- j
dren. was stationed on a hill near ,
Sultepec and was surprised by the
rebels while feeding their horses. '
The rurales quickly assembled, how?
ever, and put up a strong tight.
According to the survivors. a
bloody battle lasting three hours was j
fought The rebels lost many men.
and it seemed as if the rurales might
be victorious when their ammunition j
gave out- The slaughter then began, j
The men were quickly killed and many |
atrocities were practiced upon the wo?
men and children. The survivors re- I
ported that Major Flores, of the I
rurales detachment, was treated with i
unusual barbarity. His body, they .
said, was first chopped to pieces and j
then burned. . j
Baadrcds of Will Has S tarts aa Are !
Effected hy New ? ig-aasllias )
Washington. October &?Four hun?
dred wireless equipped American ships,
nearly 100 commercial wireless sta
tions. many more stations connected .
with colleges, schools and experimental
laboratories and several thousand ama?
teur wire leas stations are affected by
reflations promulgated by Acting
Secretary Cab.e. of the Department of
Commerce snd Labor to-day. to enforco,
the radlo-erommactcatien act beginning i
December IS.
The act establishes a complete Fed?
eral control system over radio-com?
munication and requires licensing of
ah wireless operators working sort**
Stat? lines or in communication witn
ships at sea. Tb? department will ad?
minister the set tnrough inspectors at
various points.
Amateur stations are restricted In
wave length of trans mittat to Ml ' '
reeding :?' ? metres, except on sr~ -si
application to the department.
Mrs. W. St- Is w! aasi KIM Whew
Trass Basse Aiaj.
Westminster. %. C. October ? ?sirs.
W ft Lawrence era* killed this after?
noon when she leaped fr >m a vehicle
draws hv a runaway team Her neck
was erok'n With h?r ku*t.?nd sad
s?n ah* wa? returning fro-r services
?,!<??? the mules they were drl vtaff
were frightened by an S'itotroMle Al?
though all three lumped the father and.
were aaiajured.
Sunday Crowds Amazed
at Magnitude of
State Fair.
Virginia Products Fill Exhibit
Buildings and Virginia Live
Stock Finely Groomed for
Critical Eye?Spectacular
Events Both Day
and Night.
To-Day*s Program
S A. M.?Oracial opening of *ev
rath annual State Fair, followed
by oprolDK of all exhibit* mm wett
as attractions on the Midway. Aa
nonncemeat and exhibition hs Ia
dastrial Hall of prtse-wtaaers la
Woman'* Department.
It A. M.?Concert by Mace .Cay
Baad la Industrial Hall. Staatan
by Madaase Calvert at the aaaae
S P. M.?Japanese day srewsrks
la front of the srrnndntaad. Cssttit
by Mace-Gay Baad of twenty-are
piece*. Free acts, including hall saw
ascension*. Herschoff Rnasian Dsse
era. FUlla Family, with train* d
horses; Pattee Divine Girls. Free
Flying Jordan*. ODora. Hannes Bern
Alt Arab Tron?, ef Acrobats, etc.
2 P. Raclnsj.
8 P. M.?Bsad concert la front off
? P. M.?Firework*, Battle of Lake
Erie. Illuminated balloon aoeea
atea sad parachute drop. Special
Illumination SB the Midway an til
12 P. M. Gates eloaed far the day.
As far as human foresight is able
to insure It, the seventh annual fair
of the State of Virginia will open at
9 o'clock this morning to *ivo tho
people of the Commonwealth the host
six-day entertainment they have yet
received. Stock barns filled to over?
flowing, exhibit buildings stocked to
the doors with the State's resources,
acre upon acre of ground stacked with
machinery and appliances, and a mils
of midway pulsing with the marvels
of showmen?all bear out the predic?
tion that Virginia's nig fair will tain
year be bigger than ever before.
Firs thousand people tramped the
enclosure yesterday and told one an?
other that never on the day preceding
I the opening did things look so prom?
ising. Of this crowd less than a thou?
sand were actively connected with tho
management or mounting of the fair.
The rest gained admittance by cajolery
and artifice.
A squad of policemen tried tn vain
to stem the stream which began soar?
ing out to the grounds early In the
afternoon drawn by the powerful mag?
net of fairdom in the making. They
scaled fences. dodged through en?
trances, and rushed by gatekeepers,
until at 6 o'clock in the afternoon the
midway procession took on a genuine
carnival appearance.
Thoaaaada Lacked Oat. H
Notwithstanding the inadequacy of
the police force, at least 2.000 people
visited the entrances during the af?
ternoon only to be turned away. No
cars were operated to the grounds.
The thousands made the trip from Ro?
binson and Broad Streets to tho
grounds on foot and returned the samo
way. Between noon and night an end?
less stream ef people flowed along the
Boulevard between Broad Street and
the Fair Grounds
Inside the enclosure tho life snd
color sugested a fair in full awing.
Hundreds of exhibits were tn place snd
the display of cattle and horses was
practically complete. Every exhibit
that was not barred to the public was
surrounded all the afternoon by large
crowds industrial Hall, however, was
locked to the crowds, and only
holding special cards of
were admitted to the county exhibits.
On the midway the sound of tho ham?
mer and saw was the chief thing la
evidence with the prospect that before
midnight more than half ef tho at?
tractions would be In place.
Ererythlan Stares Te-Dey.
Every department of the big carni?
val starts with a rush to-day. Frees
the time the gates open this morning
untn midnight, on* event er anottier
will hold the centre of the stage while
tvery exhibit and attraction win he
Th- midway will be complete enough
to provide entertainment for the Moa
day attendance By ao-morrow main'
ing every amusement device on the
joypike will be tn place ready to pas
zle and amuse for a small niece of
The prise wir.nlng exhibits tn tee
woman's depsrtraent will be on displav
in Indu'trtal Hall from the Urne of
opening th:* morning. Judging in the
other departments will not begin natal
to-fi-.orr?w. in the Auditorium?the
other nam? for Industrial HaO?the)
Mace-Gay Band of twenty-nv? so la ist?
will begin an opening concert at It
o clock thts liter stag and Madam cet
vcrt will slag there at the same boar.
Day rwswes*** pt S s?*tsnV
Beginning st 2 o'clock la tho
news, the Fair Association will as
for the first t:me the collection ef
Mg featsro art* whirs have been ar?
ranged for the free entertain!
the fair crowns. There win he
to see than cam bo possibly
one time and It will require
visits to (be fair on difeteat
to tahe la ovary fast are.
Japanese dav fl reworks, a i
novelty whlrb has besa
great e* pease, will b*
festere bf tb? afternoon
J o'clock r ,; - 4* - r with it. en a>
large stag* la front of the |

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