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Bismarck and vicinity: Fair and continued warm tonight. ESTABLISHED 1873 J. A. STILLWAN LOSES CASE AGAINST WIFE Guy Declared Legitimate in Decision of D. J. Gleason Referee FINDS BANKER GUILTY Upholds Allegation That He Is Father of Mrs. Leeds' Children Carmel N. Y., Sept. 29.—James A. Stillman, former president of the Na tional City bank of New York, was denied a decree in his suit for abso lute divorce against his wife, Anne U. Stillman, and baby, Guy Stillman, ,was declared legitimate in the find ings of Daniel J. Gleason, referee in the case which were filed here today. The referee's decision wal a com plete_ victory for ft'vs. Stillman. Not only was her defense upheld but the referee also confirmed her charges that Mr. Stillman had misconducted himself with Flore,ce H. Leeds, for mer Broadway show girl, and that J.Irs Leeds had borne two children. Proof Inefficient. In regard to Mrs. Stillman's cha'rge that her banker husband had also misconducted himso/f with two other women, identified #nly as "Helen" and "Clara," referee Gleason decid ed that the evidence was not suf ficent to prove the allegations ot adultery The referee wr'jte the testimony adduced by Mr. Stillman in support go his charges that Mrs. Stillman mis conducted herself with* Fred Beau vais, Indian guidt, alleged by the banker to be the father of little Guy. Stillman, "uncontradicted and un explained to justify him in believing Mrs. Stillman-guilty of the feharges made against her.'' V"A careful examination, however, of, all the testimony," said his report, "has shaken my faith and belief iii the te-jtimony of tv.e witnesses called in the plaintiff's behauf" Two of, the banker's attorneys, Col onel Wm. Rand and Outerbridge Horsey, waiting to hear the decision in Mr. Gleason's office at Pough keepsie, declined to say whether they intended to appeal from the referee's findings. vSpent $500,000. Altogether Mr. Stillman was be lieved to have spent far in excess of $500,000 in his divorce litigation. The amount turned Stillman's counsel for alimony, feqs and expenses approached $200,000. Mrs.i Stillman, in the final stages of the case, charged that some of the Canadians wh,o swore they saw i'cr misbehaving with Beauvais had been bribed to give such testimony. She contended that others were tempted with money and promises of a good time in New York to give sim ilar amounts. Indian Testify. To offset the stories told about her by half a dozen French Canadians summoned by the plaintiff when hearings first opened, Mrs. Stillman and her oldest son, "Bud," went to Canada last January, and braving a blizzard that carried with it a tem perature of 40 below zero, she drove by sleighs up the valley of the St. Maurice river in the. province of Quebec marshalling at the camps and villages natives who had known her and would testify that her conduct had been of the best. These witnesses, numbering more than a score, had their .say in the I spring, when trial of the case was temporarily shifted to Montreal. Some of them denied it would have I been possible for Mr. Stillman's wit nesses to have peeped through key-1 holes and from ladders at the Still man summer camp, as the plaintiff's witnesses had described, and 'others testified the relations between Mrs. Stillman and Beauvais were simply those of an employer and servant. One man testified, it wa reported, that he had been offered $3,000 to swear he witnessed misconduct Mrs. Stillman and Beauvais, and an other said he had heard a conversa tion in which $5,000 was offered for such evidence cf guilt. Mr. Stillman's attorneys denied the allegations of attempted bribery. The trial before the referee came to a sensational close when counsel for Mr. Stillman put into evidence fou. letters purporting to have been writ ten to Beauvais by Mrs. Stillman. They announced that Beauvais had Famed Beauty Weds Star Athlete Marie Rlnaldo, famous beauty and daughter ot Joel RInaldo, writer* la now the wife of & V. Littauer, one of the star all-around athletes at University.. The marriage has just been announced. GlOSMiSfmriMmFOR CONFERENCE WITH KEMAL TURKS DEFY BRITISH ORDERS TROOPS WON'T ADVANCE. (By the Associated Press) Constantinople, Sept. 29. Mustpha Kemal replying to Gen eral Harrington's telegram of Wednesday has sent a message declaring his troops would not go farther He says he desires that no incident should occur and that he will see General Harington as soon as possible. I Constantinople, Seut. 29. Brig. Gen. Sir. Charles Harington, com mender in chief of the British forces in the Dardanelles area, plans over to Mrs. to leave this afternoon for a confer ence with Mustapha Kemal Pasha,^ probably at Mudania of the Sea of Marmora. The British are confident that if the next 24 hours pass without the firing of shots at Chanak or at other points along the Dardanelles all immediate danger of hostilites will have been avoided. This is the period of time estimated to be re quired for General Ilarington's journey and interview with Musta pha Kemal. The Allied high commissioners have decided to dispatched a commis sion composed of British, French and SETTLEMENT IN M'KEKZIE WILL CASEREACHED Children of First Marriage Make Concessions to Chil dren of Second' St.* Paul, Minn., Sept. 29.—An agreement for settlement of the con troversy over the estate of the late Alexander McKenzie, former political leader of North Dakota, has been ar rived at by his jirs and will be presented to Probato Judge Howard Wheeler next week, according to an announcement today. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, which Judge Wheeler is oxpected to approve, Miss Jeanette McKenzie, Alexander McKenzie anc1 Thomas O. McKenzie, children of a second marriage, will share among themselves $50,000 The residue the estate estimated at more than a .half million dollars, will go to twt sold the letters only a few days be- children by Mr, McKenzie's first mar fore to Mr. Stillman's agents for rioge. $15,000. Testimony to support this was heard. Mrs. Stillman immediately denied autho^ihip of the letters and Beau vais later denied that he had sold them But they remained as evi dence in the case. Through his.mo'her's victory Guy Stillman retains his rights as an heir with lib two brothers and his sistei to the $6,000,000 trust fund created for them by. their grandfather, the late James Stillman. In addition to the $50,000 provi sion is made for the payment of a certain monthly allowance to Jean ette McKenzie pending settlement of the estate, and she also- is given 100 onds of the Interborough Metropoli tan company of Niw York and forty bonds of the Bismarck, N. D., Water Supnly Comany. Th ethree heirs objecting to the terms of the will yre said to have released all other claims to the es tate. Italian officeT-s""to iRodos^o, Lule Bourgas and Adrianoplc, in, Thrace, in order to exercise a pacifying in fluence there. With their backs to the straits the British forces in Chanak now took out on three sides upon the forces of Mustapha Kemal Pasha. By their recen^ incursions the Turks have completed their occupation of the neutral zone, in defiance of Great Britain's ultimatums and a climax is swiftly approaching. General Polle, French high com missioner, has dispatched an ener getic note to Smyrna telling Musta pha Kemal that the British sincere ly desire to avoid a conflict, but that France will not be able to re strain them if they are attacked, The British are confident they can hold their lines against any Kema lists attack as their flanks at Chanak here protected by a power ful fleet of warships, the long range guns of which can sweep the great area around the town for a distance of 20 miles, while the Turks at present are equipped only with machine guns in this sector. Among the British, naval units are the superdreadnaughts Revenge and Re solution, the most powerful men-of war 'afloat. John McCormack Has Recovered To Return Oct. 11 (By the Associated Press) New York, Sept. 29.—John McCor mack, tenor, who has been ill with a throat affection, has recovered. He expects to return from Europe Oct. 11 and make a concert tour. SERVICE MEN IN ORGANIZATION "Voitur Locale No. 291, LaSociete des 40 Homines et 8 Chevaux" was: organized in Bismarck last night. Officers selected are: President, H. T. Murphy vice president, Finley Baker treasurer, George P. Little secretary, Walter Sather sergeant p.t-arms. G. H. Russ "Garden de Prisonnier," Frayiie Baker, H. H. Pilmoor, H. E. Hanson. The execu tive committee is composed of H. T. Murphy, inlcxy Baker, Geo. P. Lit tle, R. J. Murphy, 7. E. Cole, Ferris Cordner. The society, it was announced by Mr. Murphy, is formed to back up and boost the American Legion. Kentucky Whiskey Goes Over Border ti N Foder!, Prohibition d,rec,„ North Dakota this afternoon announ ced receipt of a telegram from the deputy customs agent at Portal, N. D., saying that the six carloads of Kentucky whiskey, recently seized there went over the border yester day as scheduled. A Portal dispatch last night said the railway company had refused to accept it for trans portation. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE ENGLAND FEARS GENERAL WAR PEAClTTN EUROPE HANGS BY THREAD O'CONNELL NOT TO HAKE RACE AS NOMINATED Democratic Candidate for At torney-General Withdraws From Ticket AN APPEAL IS ISSUED Nestos and O'Connor Say Lit tle Has Been Done by In dependents for Campaign D, J. O'Connell of Towner, nomi nated in the Democratic primary for The letter of withdrawal said: "As Secretary of State for the State of North Dakota you are hereby noti fied that I decline the nomination for Attorney-General of the State of North Dakota to which office I was nominated at the primary election held in said state on the 28th day of June, 1922, and I require and di rect that my name be hot printed upon the official ballot to be voted at the general election to be held in said state on the 7th day of Novem ber, 1922." If the vacancy is filled it will be done by nomination by the State Da niocratic central committee. Whether O'Connell's action will be followed by withdrawal of any other candidates on the democratic ticket, is still a matter of question. DEEMY A CANDIDATE J. W. Deemy of Bismarck today announced petitions were being'cir culated to plaee his name on the ballot for the November, election fca a candidate for congress 1n the second district, opposing, George N^i' Young of Valley City and John Fried of Jamestown. Mr. Deemy an nounces himself as an "Independent Progressive." His one plank at the time of mak ing the announcement of his candi dacy was the restoration of the price regulating poweits of the United States Grain Corporation and the fix og the price of wheat at $1.50 per bushel. WANT CAMPAIGN WORKERS. Governor Nestos and J. F. T. O'Cpnnor has issued an appeal to campaign workers In the state, urg ing the need of organization. Their statement follows: To anti-Townley workers and voters: Reports received from various parts of the state indicate that the Independent voters are so confident of victory at the polls November 7th, that it may cause their defeat. Be cause of the low prices of farm prod ucts, our people have been econ omizing by getting afong with as little help as possible during the harvest and threshing season with the result that litt'le or no preparation has been made in many ummu'hities for a campaign that will get the issues be fore the people or get the voters to the polls respective trade territories and that October 7th, has been set as the day for the Finance Committees of each in session here Tuesday. of these districts to have their re (Continu'ed on Page 6" BEACH FARMERS CAN'T GET PAY FOR LOST CROP It is reported from Beach that farmers in Golden^ Valley county are planning to bring suit to test the law on this point. The Attorney-General's department I has issued an opinion to the effect has been cut. Some claimants assert that the word 'harvested' means until the farmer has realized on the grain by threshing. Mr. Hagen declared the depart ment was opposed by any change in the law which would permit insuring1 of grain which has been cut, assert ing it was not in acord with estab lished insurance practice. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1922 (Leased Wire of Associated Press) CROWN PRINCE GEORGE TAKES OATH AS KING PENDING SETTLEMENT FRIENDS OE REPUBLIC ARE GROWING (By the Associated Press) Athens, Sept. £9.—Crown l'rince Ceorge has taken the oath as king, and Greece, pending the formation ot a new ministry, Is being governed by 12 officers representing the army and navy. An executive comm'ttee, a triumvute composed of Colonels Gonatas and Plant'.ras, for the army, and Captain Pholca.- for the navy, is in actual direction of the new regime, Athens continues quiet, perfect order being maintained elsewhere. The Nationalist movement as it is called, is absolutely nonpartisan, ac cording to an announcement by the executive committee. It is reported teat the abdicated King Constantino, former Queen 0 Attorney-General, has Lved the! I°ph,e ,Consta"t:ne \r0t,hers' Secretary of State with notice of withdrawal and directing him not to place his name on the ballot. Mr. O'Connell, it is understood, also wa|l nominated for states' attorney in McHenry county and prefers to make a campaign for that office. —n. Prince Nicholas and Prince Andrew, are to leave Athens today but their destination has not been learned. Prince Paul, younger son of Con stantine, probably will be asked to remain in Greece. HELD AS PRISONER. Ex-King Constai.cine has been held prisoner in Athens pending arrange ments for sending him out of the Country, according to' messages re ceived in official quarters in Paris today. TO SUBMIT CABINET Athens, Sept. 29.—After an all night session the revolutionary com- BANDITS MISS $10,000 IN CASH Cincinnati Sept. 28.—Five men rob bed the Hamilton County bank here today and escaped with $14,000 in cash and securities, according to po lice reports. The robbers, in their haste overlooked $10,000 in the cash ier's drawer. SATS DUAL SLATING WAS ACCIDENTAL Pulled Revolver From Box, He Says, and it Exploded Killing Two (By the Associated Press) NeW York, Sept. 29.—Edward Hod nett, last night walked 'into police headquarters and announced himself as the person who Wednesday night shot and killed Mrs, Lillian Schmidt and Bernard Rossner, in a furnish ed room. Hodnett, who is 22 years old, claimed the shooting was acci dental. Rossner were the best of friends. "Yesterday," he said, "they camc to my room together and after some talk Rossner took a box from his The Joint Campaign com-j pocket and pulled out a revolver. mittee for the Independents, upon I When he asked me what I thought of whom all communities^are in part de 1 it I took the gup in my hand. Sud- pendent and some communities al most wholly dependent for campaign material, speakers, publicity, etc., is without fundi ahd already in debl. We are informed that the funds needed for local a .d state use to car ry out campaign p*ans, that will cer tainly bring complete victory to our side, have been apportioned among the Independent, voters in the way of allotments to finance districts con sisting of cities ot rKlages and their denly it went off and killed both of them." Hodnett said he became terrified and fled. MUIR IS NAMED ASSISTANT PROF. Grand Forks, N. D., Sept. 27 Robert Muir of Hunter, N. D., was appointed assistant professor of law at 'the University of North Dakota by the state board of administration Thomas E. Atkinson, attorney of Grand Rapids, Mich., a graduate of the University of Michigan, was ap po:nted associate professor of law. O'ther appointments included: Miss Grace S. Colton, graduate of the University of Washington to take charge of the University Com mons L. L. Bass, who graduated last It, was the intent of the legislative year from the University of North committee which revised the state Dakota, instructor in English 6 Miss hail insurance law last winter toii'Ouise Miles, graduate of North- provide that grain be insured against loss only while standing, Martin Ha gen, manager of the department, said in A circular letter issued to a number of farmers in Golden Valley and Dunn county who suffered loss by hail after their grain was in the shock. western,i nstructor in school of music Miss Grace Webster, Devils Lake, stenographer in the business office. Sheriff Dies as Result of Wounds International Falls, Minn., Sept. 29.—Sheriff Hughes Van Etten of Koochiching county, who was shot and wounded the night of Sept 18 when he, with Patrolman Wilbur Mc Micken, attempted to arrest Joe Ne gri on a forgery charge, died at a hospital here today. McMickcn, wh. wa-3 shot in the left leg, died the day atter the shooting. oe Bushom, who was in the cabin with Negri when the shooting took place, was shot and killed by a posse the following day and Negri was captured 24 hours later. Negri is being held on the forgery charge.* mittee decided to submit to King George the names of. a cabinet with Alexander Zaimis, as premier and M. Politis as minister of foreign af fairs, M. Politis held the foreign port folio under ^Venizelos. PROCLAIM ELECTIONS Athens, Sept. 29.—General Elec- The city was calm, following the bloodless revolution and -even the theaters continued to operate ARMY JOINS REVOLUTION. Athens, Sept. 28.—The Greek army in Thrace has definitely joined the revolution. The army corps in the Epirus also has thrown in its lot with the revolutionists. ROBBER GANG HOLDS PEOPLE, LOOTS A BANK ll kk Eight explosions «rere required to open the vault at1 Pinewood, and while two robbers worked at the bank, two other men armed them selves with shotguns, stationed them selvdi at a point of vantage and kept the citizens within their hoAies, Sheriff Andraw .roiinson of Bel trami county, Believes the robbery was performed by the same men who blew the safe at the Stae bank of Hines Wednesday night and procur ed $1,800. After wrecking the bank, the rob bers fled to their automobile and headed toward Bemidji. Lines of Hodness said he had occupied the room in which the shooting occurred communication has been cut, making yesterday and last night. These in for five months and that he and it impel,sible to notify the sheriff's the robbery The bank building and vault were completely wrecked. ROB PAYMASTER. Vancouver, B. C., Sept 29.—City Paymaster T. A Schooley was held up and robbed of $75,000 by two'un masked bandits today. The robbed of $75,00© by two unmasked bandits today. The robbers escaped, making a sensational dash through the bus iness district Schooley had just left the city hall when the men assault ed him and snatched -a ing the money. bag contain CAHILL NAMED FOOD INSPECTOR thus, Adams C. G. Gardner, Fargo jn(, CO. INSTITUTES ARE OPENING County institutes for the school year begin this week in North Da kota, the first institute being in ses sion at Ellendale, according to an nouncement of the State Superin tendent's office. The institute iii in charge of Mrs. Martha Tatum, form erly rural school inspector, assisted by Mrs. Mabel Ganz. C. L. Robertson of the State Su perintendents office will be present Thursday and Friday,,, September 28th and 29th when all the high school teachers of the county will be present. Miss Nielson, State Super-} intendent will also be present on that date. Next week institutes will be held at Mott, Rolla and Cando Bandits Held in St. Paul Charged With Many Crimes (By the Associated Press) Minneapolis, Sept. 29.—Three men held in St. Paul as the bandits who conducted the sensational holdup of the First State Bank of Savage, Min nesota, Saturday, were formally (hnrged toc'uy with holding up a filling station September 21 and rob- bing it of $125. he three are: Guy 1 ¥T tions probably will be proclaimed ?arry MAY ESTABLISH REPUBLIC. Paris, Sept 29.*—An Athens dis-! patch to the Havas Agency says political circles in the Greek capi-| tal are of the opinion that King George's reign will not be long, and that a republic will be established. The.Siew king took the oath as George II. yesterday afternoon, and Athenfe was illuminated at night in honor of the occasion. H. flfiark. years old, son of Dr. C. L. Clark McLe"". next week. Dougherty, all of St. Paul. This morning's newspapers declare the revolutionary committee has in formed ex-King Constantine that he must arrange for hjs departure as soon as possible. 34 years old", and Tom HEAVY WINDS FAN FIRES IN MINNESOTA Forestry Officials Declare They Face Most Dangerous Situation in Years ELLSMERE SURROUNDED New Fire Section Reported Northwest of Fairbanks— Other Points Menaced est fire menace. I iJ Daring Robbery Is second Two Nights Near Bemidji, Minnesota BIG CANADIAN HAUL Bemidji,1 Minn., Sept. 29.—While armed members of their gang held the townspeople within their homes, robbers wrecked the People* State bank at Pinewood, a station 12 miles west of here last night, and escaped with $1,100, Settle"'nJthe ... .id t„oi, LAST EDITION Among villages threatened early hung by a thread this morning and today were Ellsmere and Centr there was no relief from the tension Lake| Latest advice# from Ellsmere existing yesterday. Violation of the were that the fires there virtually neutral zone by the Turks continues, surrounded the town, extending Turkish soldiers are approaching to from 10 to 16 miles on each side of within a few feet of the British out the village. Half a dozen atructurea posts and reconnoitering the whole were consumed near that place| of the defensive positions. General New fires were reported North-' Harrington's orders have not been west of Fairbanks and half a hund- changed. red men were dispatched to this sec- The cabinet went into session tor early today to reinforce crews again this morning and probably will already there. Whiteface and Long continue in conference throughout Lake also were being menaced as the day, with only necessary inter were numerous other places in the: missions. unusually dry Northern part of the The situation is as bad as it can state. be short of actual war, in the opin- Several blazes causing concern ion of the editorial writers of the were brought under control during morning newspapers. Main Danger eluded the ones at Floodwood, where office here until three hours after! considerable progress was made as centering in the Chanak zone on against a large fire and several in the vicinity of Kelly Lake, Chisholm, Dollar Lake and other places. NEW FIRE REPORTED. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 29.—One new fire was reported at Wanena this morning by the land patrol, accord The fires at Floodwood were rc-1 ported under control early today, J, I. Cahill, ousted as a member of the state board of administration, Is among those appointed to Captain Lindell said. tions of federal and state inspector Twenty men were dispatched to of food products, comprising the the blaze at airbankn today potato inspection division of the Duluth, Minn.. Sept. 29.—A rising Grain Department of the railroad wind that has already attained a ve commission. Other appointees who! locity of 25 miles per hour, blow have filed bonds include: O. E. Lo£-|jn(, out 0f the Southwest, but shift- ar0und C. A. Bell, Medina L. B. Miller, Ken- t,]owjng the forest fires toward new, mare Spencer Buster E. L. Piper, Grover C. Edwards, Fargo C. H. [jUrnjng very bris.Vly, aviators just Coggswell E. C. Strange, Hoople, ]anje(j here report. Johnson, Grand Forks F. W. Pow linson, Fargo J..J* Barrett, Walcott. towavtfsj the West, is unj,urned districts, and all fires are SHOOTS BROTHER LEADING MOB Kenova, W. Va., Sept. 28.— Harvey Napier, a young police man, fired a bullet into the breast of his brother last night when the latter, at the head of a mob, attempted to rescue a third brother from the custody of the officer at the entrance to the lo-1 cal jail. Today, Thomas Napier lies closc to death in a hospital with bullet lodged a few inches from his heart. Taylor Napier fs in custody. He will be arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct. Harvey Napier has not been arrested. County authorities assert he shot in self defense. PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITISH WONT ALLOW TURKS TOADYANCE Crossing Dardanelles Will Not be Countenanced by English TURKS STILL ACTIVE Continue to Move Troops in Forbidden Zone—Situa tion Difficult CALL ON VENIZELOS. Paris, Sept. 29.—Former Pre mier Venizelos rtccived the fol lowing telegrams here today: "The revolutionary committee expressed its entire confidence in charging you with (he defense of the National cause and solicits ykur immedi'ate co-operation." SEND ULTIMATUM. London, Sept. 29.—The British government has sent a virtual ul timatum to M:stapha Kemal Pasha stating that his troops must leave the Chanak zone. (By the Associated Press) London, Sept. 29.—Grave fears for a recurrence of general welfare in Europe as a result of the Near East (By the Associated Press) £Sh™ iS dl^lt ""sttel Duluth, Minn., Sept. 29.—Faced by in authoritative quarters. what they term the most dangerous The protracted and frequent cabi situation in years, forestry officials' ne^ meetings which have been going and rangers today were sending out ?n.. *'as* *ew days, have been .dditi.,.., men to b.tti, ntio7rf Th in various sections of the North-1 It is explained that these fears woods county, imperilled by the for- are based on the relations known to ex'st il. iL...! msH to should, it become necessary. certainly occur and the whole of the Heavy winds which fanned the Balkans would be drawn into the woods and swamp lands in the path struggle. of the flames into roaring furnaces It is declared emphatically that yesterday, did not abate as much as such a crossing will not be coun expected during the night and this( tenanced. caused officials considerable con- Hanga By Thread cern. The issue of war or peace atlll between the Angora govern- ment and Soviet Russia, and the Po threatened areas tentialities of such relations. HI are ready to flee at a pioment's no- The whole British policy, it is tice and trucks and motorcycles have stated, is to keep the Turks from been stationed at strategic centers cross'n8 the Dardanelles into East- z.T?„raXubr„"r The main danger is still regarded the Southern shore of the Darda nelles, into which Turkish National ist troops continue to move freely in defiance of the British decree. "Cavalry detachments in bands of 100 or 200 continue to filter in," says the Morning Post's Constanti nople dispatch. "They ride under a ing to .Captain Ed«vin L. Lindell of white flag or with rifles reversed the 151st field artillery, stationed at whenever they are near our troops, the local armory. They show no aggression, but make No work has betn received since the British situation militarily most yesterday of Adjutant General W. F. difficult, and their movements na Rhinow, Captain Robert Watts, of turally furnish an excellent method the 151.3t in charge of the military forces in the fire zone, or of H. G. Weber, supervisor of the state for estry service in this district. The party were last heard from in the Ellsmere and Central Lakes firv zones. of reconnoitering." Dread Local Clash Such reports as the foregoing keep alive the dread lest some local clash start fighting on a big scale before Mustapha Kemal Pasha's reply to the Allied peace proposals is received and negotiations for an armistice can begin. News is still awaited as to the po sition of the British advanced posts at Kephez, which was reported on Wednesday as being threatened by a Turkish advance from Eren Keui. This is one of the incidents that seems to hold the possibility of dan gerous trouble. There were rumors overnight that the Allies would possibly evacuf''" Constantinople, thus ailo\Ving the Kemalists through to Thrace while the Allied headquarters would be es tablished in Gallipoli, where they could cooperate with the British for ces in Chanak in keeping the straits open. Preparing for War Apparently authentic reports from Constantinople indicate that Sultan Mohammed Vi has abdicated in favor of the heir apparent, Prince Abdul Medjid Effendi, his cousin. It is as sumed that this was under pressure from Mustapha Kemal, who recently appointed a "governor" for Constan tinople and who is quoted as deliver ing diatribes against the Sultan. Some morning papers report that the British government Is steadily increasing its preparations for war. The Daily Express says several thou sand military motor trucks have been ordered and that two of the gov ernment's largest ammunition and arms factories which have been al most idle since the war, have been put upon full time.