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SEVEN KILLED Missouri Pacific Passenger Collided Head on With Freight Near Omaha mSBIIIIERSTHIDtli6 OF OBDEM THE CAUSE Conductor or Freight Signed Off the Train Register But Did Not Cheek the Whereabouts of the Passenger —list of Dead and Injured. Omaha, Neb., O^t. 16—Se ven peo ple were killed and twenty-t wo In jured, four of them seriously In a collision between Missouri Paciflc passenger train No. 105, north bound enroute for this city, and a fast freight train at Fort Crook at 10 o'clock Sun day. Fort Crook is ten miles south of this city. The accident is believed to have resulted from a misunderstand ing of orders on the part of the freight crew. Pasenger train NoT'105 out of Kan sas City in charge of Conductor F. R. Travers was running late. Conductor L. P. Cross of the freight passed South Omaha at 8:30. He had "sign ed off" but evidently did not check the train register as to the where abouts of No. 105. At the point of collision the track makes a sharp curve, Shutting off the view of the Fort 'Crook station, where Engineer E. C. Crawford of the freight first caught sight of No. 105 which was coming at high speed. En gineer Crawford, it. is said had no orders in regard to 105, but he whis tled and slackened speed. When the passenger did answer he concluded that It was a train on the adjoining Burlington tracks but within a short distance of each other both crews realized the danger andeversed their engines. The momentum of the pas senger, however, was so great that it was piled high upon the freight en gine, which almost had stopped. The crews of both engines jumped and were not injured seriously. The impact derailed both engines and telescoped the mail cars upon the passenger coach, in which about forty people were riding. Shrieks and groans mingled with the hiss of steam and the crackling of the cars brought the passengers In the Pullman rushing to the front of the train to And the coach a mass of wreckage at the forward end and the dead and dying lying in every position from the top of the car' down. Dr. John Coliver of Los Angeles, a pas senger in the Pullman, worked heroic ally to assist the Injured. The first man he found was Rouwttmann, who was blind from blood, mourning for his wife and child, evidently not realizing pain, other than the loss of his family. Mourns For Family "Oh God," he moaned, "why did you not take me with them? I don't want to live without my wife and family." The train crew and passengers formed themselves Into a band that worked under the direction of Dr. Coliver until the arrival of a nearby army post medical corps under Major Dale and Lieutenant Clark. As soon as the extent of the wreck was realized the call was sent to Omaha and South Omaha for medical assistance. Doctors A. H. Koenlg, E. L. Delhanty and F. O. Beck immediate ly responded together with three nurses from a hospital in Omaha. Use Operating Room Major Dale and Lieutenant Clark of the army medical corps turned the post operating room over to the civil ian doctors who at once began to per form such emergency operations as were needful. Two squads of soldiers established a guard about the mall car and kept the crowi back while the hospital corps hastened the work of rescue. Just as the last man was removed from, the wreckage a special relief train from Omaha arrived with a corp of railroad surgeons. These together with another band of nurses rendered all possible assistance. Shortly before noon, the train re turned to this city with the uninjured and several of those who were injur ed slightly, and were sent on their way. The more seriously injured were being cared for at the army hospital at Fort Crook. Governor Gilchrist of Florida who was a passenger on the Northbound train,' was uninjured. THE DEAD F. W. Petring, merchant, Nebras ka City.' O. W. Keeler, passenger brakeman, Atchison. Kan. Mrs. Fred W. Rowttmann, Nebraska City. Wisterlan Rowttmann, 8 years old, daughter of Mrs. Rowttmann. A. Wi Sprague, clectrlclan, St. Jo seph. Mo. Mlf-s Frances lillllan Kronka, Wash ington, D. C. Unknown colored woman. The Injured The seriously injured are: Fred W. Rowttmann, banker, Ne braska City, wife among the killed, scalp wound, leg crushed, back hurt. Emma. Harvey, colored, Kansas City, both lege broken, hand cut, W. G. Richards, Maynard, Neb., in ternal Injuries, leg broken. John Scott, passenger engineer. In ternal injuries. lacerated head and face. Those whose Injuries are of a less serious nature are: Herman Barber, Auburn, Neb., con cussion. W. S. West, Kansas City, mall clerk, leg fractured. Vernon M. Andrews. Kansas City, mail clerk, back badly Injured, arms bruised. Henry Krafe. Nevada, Mo., lacerat ed about legs. Charles F. Nichols. Murray, Neb., railroad man, scalp hurt, leg bruised. Miss Hope Conway, Alameda, Cal., llesh wound on leg. Edward Collins. Bellevue. Neb., two ribs fractured, ankle broken. V. J. Wetherla, Bethel, Kan., arm bruised, leg lacerated. T. M. Russell, Bethel, Kan., scalp wound. J. E. Darby, Bethel, Kan., collar bone broken, shoulder hurt. John Sieger, Kansas City, hip and back bruised. Miss Jean Conway, Alameda, Cal., ankle sprained, hands cut. Miss Flo Conway, Alameda, Cal., cut about face. John Wetherla, Bethel, Kan., three ribs fractured. Andrew F. Piatt, Deep River, Iowa, aged 78, back sprained. Clement C. Buck, Kansas City, leg sprained, finger torn off right hand. R. E. Horan, Bethel, Kan, scalp wound, knee hurt R. R. Wilson, passenger fireman, Omaha, ankle broken. PAID 11 10 ThvP '/,a Decrease of $3,498,- .. 150 Last Year Ac ,. cording tv ^mmissioner Washington, Oct. 16—A saving es timated at $1,000,000 annually to the pensioners of the United States and eventually about $180,000 a year to the government Is contemplated by a simplified plan for the payment of pen sions without vouchers which Com missioner of Pensions J. L. Davenport submitted to the secretary of the in terior in his annual report made pub lic today. During the year $157,325, 160 was paid as pensions, a decrease of $3,498,154 from last year, making the total amount paid in pensions since the foundation of the government $4, 250,361,750. There were 55,186 names dropped from the roll and 26,200 add ed, leaving a net loss of 28,985 pen sioners. The total number at the end of the year was 892,098, the smallest number since 1892. Methods of econ omy resulted in a decrease of the cost of administration of $140,504, the amount being $2,517,127, the lowest since 1882. Commissioner Davenport's plan, which was devised at the request of congress and which will require the passage of a law, would greatly simpli fy the methods of paying pensions, re sult in the mailing of pension checks on the date upon which the pension falls due, eliminate the cost to the pen sioner in a large majority of cases of the execution of pension vouchers, which varies from $1 up to $3 yearly decrease to a considerable extent the work in drawing and mailing of pen sion checks and eliminate the sending of 4,000,000 letters yearly through the mail, saving about $80,000 thereby. The plan contemplates payment di rect by checks mailed to the last ad dress pf the pensioner. Besides the endorsement on the back of these checks, the government would require certification by two witnesses as to identity. In a few instances Commis sioner Davenport said vouchers still would be required. Commissioner Davenport told of his efforts to ascertain the truthfulness of reports in the press and elsewhere that the pension roll was honeycombed with fraud. He sent field men from pensioner to pensioner In the Wash ington agency and is now doing the same ih the Knoxvllle agency with a view to probing fraud. Out of a to tal of 47,181 pensioners seen and questioned only 26 cases of improper pensioning were revealed. The com missioner said he believed the check system would put an end to any fraud that now exists. The number of soldiers and sailors on the pension roll at the close of the fiscal year was 570,050 dependents and widows 321,642 and army nurses 406. There were 529,884 survivors of the Civil war. 35,243 having died dur ing the year. It is believed that only twenty-five per cent of the estimated 2,213,365 individuals in the United States service during the Civil war are now living, the death rate of the sur vivors. being now slightly in excess of six per cent yearly. The average age of survivors Is now about 70 years. The last pensioner of the Revolu tionary war, Mrs. Phoebe Palmetter, daughter of Johnathan Hooley, who served In a New Hampshire company died in Brooklyn April 25, 1911, aged 90 years. Mrs. Brittania K. Kennon of Wash ington. D. C„ a great granddaughter of Martha Washington and who died during the year drew a pension as a widow probably longer than any oth er person in the history of the pension office, having received $50 a month almost sixty-seven years. Mrs. Ken non was the widow of the captain of a United States ship who was killed on February 28. 1844, by the bursting of a cannon, in which occasion two mem bers of President Tyler's cabinet were killed. WAS SUICIDE Missing Chicago High School Teacher Drowned Herself. Lake Forest, 111., Oct. 16.—The body of a young woman found on the shore of Lake Michigan yesterday partly was identified today as that of Miss Elsie Baldwin, a former high school teacher of Chicago. A coroner's jury returned a verdict that she committed suicide by drowning. Miss Baldwin had been missing for four weeks. BLAIR RESUMED HIS TESTIMONY Is Personal Friend of Tippit Who Flashed Cash After Olney Visit Chicago, Oct. 16.—William C. Blair, a member of the Illinois legislature that elected Senator Lorlmer, after remaining In custody of a friend sworn in as deputy sergeant-at-arms since Saturday, was ready this morning to resume his testimony before the Dil lingham investigation committee. He is the first one of the Intimate friends of Representative Tippit, who was the leader of one Democratic faction in the legislature to be called before the committee. One of the witnesses pre viously heard has stated that Blair exhibited a large amount of money after a visit to Olney, where It is thought he met Tippit. The latter Is to be called before the committee to explain some of the details of the supposed visit. Philadelphia, Oct. 16.—The pen nant winners in the National and American leagues met at Shibe park today In the second battle for supre macy in the World's champion base ball series. The batteries are Marquard and Myers for New York. Plank and Thomas for Philadelphia. The umpires are Connolly, Klem and Ktneen. Finer weather than that which fav ored the two great teams could not be desired. The sun was shining brightly as the teams took the field. The crowd was on hand early and when the umpire in chief called "play ball" there was not a vacant place for a spectator anywhere in the park. Baseball enthusiasts who retired last night dubious of the weather for today were beside themselves with Joy when they took a peep at the sky this morning and found that every thing was Just right for the second game. The bleacher lines began to form at 8 o'clock Sunday night. The early comers brought camp stools and each carries with him enough eatables to see him through the game today. When the gate was opened at 9 o'clock this morning the crowd about the place numbered nearly 5,000. The lines stretched four squares away and in the throng of the early comers were a number of women. First Inning. Devore, New York's first batter, struck out on four pitched balls. Doyle drove a high fly which Lord HO WES FOR join. Released Financier Will Not Attempt Any Sensational Coups in Trade Chicago, Oct. 16.—John R. Walsh, former banker and head of a score of railroad and quarry enterprises in this vicinity, and who was paroled Saturday from the Fort Leavenworth federal prison' afte rservli.j part of a term of tmjlrisonnieht following con viction of charges of infraction of na tional banking laws, last night at his home here outlined his plans for the future. The plan he has made does not con template another fight for financial prominence nor any campaign for supremacy in the eoal business of the middle west, as had been reported, but it Is the business program of an old man who has gone through a hard financial storm and is seeking to re cover enough to proteot himself and his family in his declining years. "I do not contemplate any sensa tional financial fight I do no* appre hend my entry to the business world again will be a matter of apprehen sion or anxiety to those now engaged in business," he said, with a twinkli In his eyes. "I have quit fighting. All I want to do now Is to get a little rest at home, get a nev. line on the tangled threads of the business enterprises I am Interested in since the adjustment of the clearing house note, and get these enterprises In what shape I can. After things have been, straightened out, I do not know just what I shall do. Certainly not make any attempt, as ha8 been reported, to become the 'coal king of the west.' I take it the coal 'royalty' is rather complete as it is. "No, my plans are very simple. I only am going to straightn out my affairs as .well as I can, and after that will engage In such enterprises as present opportunities will permit. I haven't .another thirty years.to spare in getting Into another of what Is called 'a struggle for financial promi nece.' Both my boys ara engaged in business and are doing satisfactorily so .that they probably wor.'t need my help. I probably will be busy enough, anyway, for a while." SHE NEVErMADE American Novelist Denies Alleged Aspersions on American Women London, Oct. 16.—Mrs. Anne War ner French, who is now settled down in a Dorsetshire village, declares it was "very unkind and absolutely un true for American newspapers to say that I made all kinds of disparaging remarks about my country before leaving Minneapolis to come to Eng land." She then added in an Interview printed in the Daily Mirror: "I came here to live because I dis covered the petty trivialities of the American day were too much for me and my work. Here I can invite friends to visit me for the week end. They go away and leave me In peace for my wrtting. "In America my friends used to come and stay a month, and so much time was taken up that the only way I could get literary work done was to sit up two or three mornings." Says Views Are llroad. "I did not say that I prefel red Eng lish women and their society to the company of my own countrywomen. What I said was that my English women friends took buch broad views of life in their dally occupations that their conversation was much more en Just TOKAY GRAPES—From Florin, THE TIMES Innings— 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R. H. E. PHILADELPHIA 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 x—3 6 0 NEW YORK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0—1 5 3 caught. Snodgrass was hit by a ball, taking first. Murray filed to Collins. No runs. Second half—-Lord singled to right, got second on Murray's fumble, took third on Oldrlng's sacrifice. Marquard to Merkle. Lord scored on a wild pitch. Collins beat out an infield hit. Baker struck out. Murphy out on fly to Devore. One run. Second Inning. Merkle was retired. Baryr to Davis. Herzog doubled to conter. Fletcher out, Collins to Davis, Herzog taking third. Herzog scored on Meyer's sin gle to left, ilarquaru struck out One run. Second half—Davis retired Doyle to Merkle. Barry flied to left where Devore muffed it. Barry taking sec ond. Thomas flfcd to Devore. Plank out, Meyers to Merkle. on a slow grounder. No runs. Third Inning. Devore struck out. Doyle flew out to Lord. Snodgrass singled to right. Murray was retired. Plank to Davis. No runs. Second half—Lord fanned. Oldrlng fouled out to Meyers. Collins flew out to Devore. No runs. Fourth Inning. Merkle out, Collins to Davis. Her zog flied to Barry. Fletcher out, Bar ry to Davis. No runs. Second half—Baker retired. Doyle to Merkle. Murphy flied to Devore. Davis fouled out to Meyers. No runs. Fifth Inning Meyers out, Baker to Davis. Mar tertaining and intellectual than that of my own race. "For instance English women take an interest in all kinds of outdoor sports, hunting, riding, golfing and tennis. They do parish work, under stand politics, know the career of every living man of note, have a knowledge of music, including the lat est opera, books and the merits from an artistic standpoint of paintings of note In the royal academy. "On the other hand, the average American woman politely yawns after a ten-minute conversation on similar subjects and breaks in with the re mark, "listen did I tell you about my troubles with my last cook." and then follows with a full description of the illnesses of herself and her friends. Incumbrance on Earth. "I cannot imagine how women can go hrough aimless lives without either having had babies to care for or daily duties to perform. "You think the women at home in New York, who think of nothing but their own enjoyment In rougelng their cheeks to strut ftt iFlfth avenue, wear ing costly gowns to win the envy of their less fortunate fellow creatures, are an Incumbrance earth. "In this peaceful old village one can lead an Arcadian life on a mod est income. There is no peace or rest for the middle classes in America. "Rest can only be enjoyed by the millionaire, who can afford to buy a huge estate and build a sound-proof house in the center of his property after It has been surrounded by high walls. "The charm of this side of the water is that one learns the great secret of being able to rest some times. I think that from ocean to ocean the American never rests. I know I never rest there." GOB OPENS J. H. Worst of North Dako ta Is President of the Organization Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 16.— The sixth International dry farming congress opened today for a five days' session. The session today was de voted to the routine business of the convention. Among the officers of the international organization here are Prof. J. H. Worst of Fargo, N. D., president Prof. F. H. Webster of Manhattan, Kans.. American vice president: Dr. Theodore Kryshtofo vlch, Russian agricultural commis sioner and vice president of the or ganization. ZAPATA REBELS WERE BUTCHERED Caught Between Opposing Forces and Whole Com mand Annihilated Mexico City, Oct. 16—Today's ad vices from Cuernavaca say that 5001 folowers of Zapata were cut to pieces in a battle near the village of Tepext lan yesterday, but the leader himself once more escaped. The rebels were caught between the forces of Gen. Figueroa and Col. Blanquet. Two hundred of them are said to have been killed, a large number wounded and many taken prisoners. THE WKATHFR North Dakota—Fair tonight and Tuesday. Frost tonight with cooler in east and south portions. a GRAND FORKS, N. D. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16,1911. TEN PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. E OF WORLD'S SERIES quard fanned. Devore struck out. No runs. Second half—Barry thrown out liv Marquard. Thomas was thrown, out, Fletcher to Merkle. Plunk struck out. No runs. Sixth Inning Doyle out at first, Davis unassisted Snodgrass singled to left and in at tempting to stretch it to a two-bag ger was out to Barry. Murray struck out. No runs. Second half—Lord flied out to Snod grass. Oldring flied out to Devore. Collins doubled to left. Baker drove the ball clear over the right field fence for a home run, scoring Collins, Mur phy striking out. Two runs. Seventh Inning. Merkle singled to center. Herzog flied out to Oldring. Fletcher flied to Baker. Merkle was caught off first, Plank to Davis. No runs. Second half—Davis lined out to Doyle. Barry lined out to Herzog. Thomas flied out to Fletcher. Eighth Inning. Meyers lined out to Collins. Cran dall went to bat in place of Marquard. Crandall grounded out to Collins. De vore struck out. No runs. Second half—Crandall retired. Mar quard In the box. Plank fanned. Lord lifted a foul which Merkle muff ed. Lord fanned. Oldring was out at first. No runs. Ninth Inning. Doyle fouled out to Thomas. Snod grass struck out. Murray retired on a hit to Collins who threw him out to Davis. No runs. FIGHT BETWEEN REETS MID DANE Arbuckle's Declaration For Free Sugar Means Battle in Congress Colorado Springs. Col.. Oct. 16.— That the statement of John Arbuckle, the New York coffee magnate, that he will go before congress next win ter to fight for free sugar, is the be ginning of the first genuine battle be tween the beet sugar manufacturers and the cane sugar refiners, is the declaration of Clarence C. Hamlin, chairman of the executive committee of the United States beet sugar indus try, In a statement made here today. Referring to Mr. Arbuckle. Mr. Spreckles and other sugar refining magnates. Mr. Hamlin says: "The fact of the matter Is that beet sugar is the only competitor which these gentlemen have, as from It they can exact no toll and every, pound of beet sugar produced means one pound less for them to refine. Their purpose in seeking its destruction is therefore clep.r." Mr. Hamlin stated that while the organization of the sugar market this year has been bad from the consum ers' joint of view, it would have been "infinitely worse hut for the 500.000 tons of beet sugar America produces." CONGRESS CALLED Irrigation Organiz""-™ Will Convene Dcccmlcr 5. Xcxt. Chicago. Oct. lfi.—A call for (he nineteenth annual National Irrigation corsress to be held here from De cember 5 to 9, was sent out today. Delegates from each state, city and town in the United States have been invited to be present. The colleges, commercial bodies and engineering so cieties have been invited also to send representatives. A session of the congress is to be set apart as governor's day and invi tations have been sent to each gov ernor and his staff. Several foreign representatives are also expected. FORJUMRY West Virginia Adopts One With Action of the Legislature Charleston. W. Va.. Oct. 16.—After calling a state-wif^ primary election for June 4 for the nomination of all candidates for state office, the meeting of the Republican state, committee adjourned today until such time as a sub-committee appointed can formu late plans of holding such primary, and report back to the committee. All state and federal officeholders on the committee tendered their resigna tions, effective as soon as such plans are formulated. The primary uoes not include candidates for the United States senate. The following state ment was made public by the commit tee: "The state committee, by almost a unanimous vote called a state-wide primary election to be held June 4, 1912, to nominate by direct vote of the people all candidates for state offices, except members of the supreme court of appeals. At the same time there Is to be elected by the voters of the several senatorial districts one mem ber of the Republican executive cen tral committee, and two members ore to be elected at large by all the vot ers fthe state, the two members-at large to be selected from the colored race." The congressional, judicial, sen atorial and county committee were re quested to provide for the nomination of candidates to fill the offices for which they respectively act at the same primary election and by a direct vote of their respective districts and counties and all of the election officers and machinery for conducting the election are to be selected by the sev eral counties and not by the state committee. This sub-committee —as requested to consult the leading jurists and men of the state and with their assistance to devise the best rule possible for ab solutely fair primary elections. As soon as the' sub-committe'i Is ready to re port another meeting of the state committee will be ca'.led and the re port acted upon by the committee as a whole. The members of the Repub lican National Editorial association unanimously requested the committee to exclude from the general primary election the selection of the candidate for the supreme court of appelas, and in response to this request and in def erence to the general sentiment pre vailing throughout the state that the selection of candidates for judicial of fices should so far as possible be elim inated from politics, the committee decided that the nomination for the members of the supreme court of ap peals shuold be made In a convention to be hereafter called. RODGER! WILL HAVE 2,000 MILES Fort Worth Will Make Him 1992 Miles From New York Vinita. Okla., Oct. 16.—Aviator C. P. Rodgers resumed his across the country flight at 7:40 o'clock this morning after resting here over Sun day. with 1,673 miles of his journey from New York to his credit. He ex pected to reach Fort Worth, Tex., 319 miles away, before dark. FOR LA FOLLETTE Chicago Progressive League Look Up Hi' Campaign. Chicago. Oct. 15.—Friends of Sen ator LaFollette became active with the arrival in this city of dqfegates from many states to attend the con ference of the National Republican Progressive league, which opens today They asserted thai they would begin an aggressive movement on the open ing day of the conference to bring about his nomination for president. No antagonism, they said, yet had de veloped to his nomination. The conference will be opened in the morning without definite program. Senator .Moses E. Clapp, who heads the Minnesota delegation is to be the chief speaker at this session. HELD FOR TRIAL Negro Must Face the Charge of Intent to Kill. Devils Lake. N. D., Oct. 16.—John Smith, colored, was bound over to the district court on the charge of using a dangerous weapon with Intent to kill, being charged with stabbing Noel Woods several times. Smith will be brought 'for trial next month when court convenes. There are several criminal actions of similar nature and a couple of vio lators of the prohibition law, who will be brought before the court. There will also be a number of civil cases tried at the November term. SIX INJURED Taxi Skidded Into Delivery Wagon on the Slippery Pavement Washington. Oct. 16.—When a taxi cab containing the family of Charles S. Shreve. Jr., a member of the dis trict bar and a prominent Mason, skidded into a delivery wagon belong ing to John T. Crowley, a liquor deal er. shortly after 8 o'clock this morn ing. six persons were injured. Thev are: Charles S. Shreve. Jr., cuts and bruises. Mrs. Charles S. Shreve, Jr., slight bruises and shock. Miss Cora Sehreve. sister of Mr. Shreve, teeth knocked out and bruis ed. Miss Adrienne Shreve. ll-vear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shreve, slight bruises. Charles Schryer, chauffeur, cut and bruised. John Smith, driver of wagon, cut and bruised. Mr. Shreve ar.d his family were on their way to the New Willard hotel to attend the centenary of Lebanon lodge. No. 7, F. A. A. M.. of which Mr. Shreve is junior warden. His daughter Adrienne was to sing the "French Doll Song" from "The Red Rose" at the celebration. As the taxi was turning the corner at Columbia and streets northwest, it skidded Into the delivery wagon. The crash demolished the front of the automobile and broke parts of the wagon. The horse also was injured. A light rain had made the street so slippery that, in spite of the slow rate at which the car was traveling. It was Impossible to prevent the car from skidding, the chauffeur explain ed. Mr. Shreve and his party were taken to a drug store at Rhode Island ave nue and Ninth street northwest, where their injuries were dressed temporar ily. Later they were taken to their home, a block away. Dr. Thomas Mil ler. lfilfi Seventh street northwest, was summoned. Mr. Shreve's injuries are the most serious, and it is likely that he will be confined to his bed for some time. The only danger that besets him. ac cording to Dr. Miller, Is th» posslblr development of blood poisoning. Charles Schryer. the chauffeur, was sent to his home by the taxieab com pany. John Smith, the driver of the delivery wagon, was removed to Freedmcn's hospital. Mr. Shreve was sitting on the front seat of the taxi cab with the chauffeur when the ac cident occurred. CaL HEW POWER III IE CHINESE The National Assembly De mands Scze-Chuen Branch Be Assembled STRICT CENSORSHIP HIS BEEN ESTAGUSHEO AT PERIK6 Hankow, Where the Revolution Is Now at Its Height, Is Cut Off—. Passenger and Freight Railway Traffic Is Limited. Peking, Oct. 16—The members of the national assembly, which wa„ or ganized a year ago as the nucleus of the Chinese parliament which is to begin its second session here October 2*» have takqn a hand in the revoiu tionary situation. Sixty of the members gathered pri vately yesterday nad drew up a ries of resolutions aidiessed to the throne. The resolutions demand that in t: Interests of peace the provincial as sembly of Scze-Chuen be permitted to assem le immedlucel and that the president and vice presk"- of that body be released fror.-. priscn to take part in the sessions. The resolutlr-1 further call for dismissal of Sheng Hsuan Huai, Imperial mlnlste. of posts and communications, as soon as possible. Shen negotiated the loar.a for the nationalization of the railways and has been the leadi.ig advocate of the anti-provincial policy Which is regarded as largely responsible for the present uprising. The government has placed severe restrictions on the telegraph lines, evidently for the purpose of prevent ing communication between the reb els. For this reason. Hankow, where the revolution is at its height. Is cut off. Until lately the revolutionaries, hvaing use of the wires, received and disseminated information concerning the progress of their plans. The government refuses to reveal the number or the destination of the troops which are being r„nt' south ward. Beginning tomorrow only one single first class train will be run daily between Peking and Tlen-Tslng Fu. about seventy miles to the suth east of the capital. This is due to the heavy troop traffic and for the purpose of preventing any great num ber of rebels from entering Peking. Passenger and freight traffic has been suspended between Peking and Han kow. So far the government has refused to permit correspondents to accom pany the army. Both Bides are anx ious to favor foreigners, and It Is be lieved that the government will re consider this refusal should the Im perialists meet with Initial success. The last dispatch received from Hankow said that the revolutionaries had organized a Red Cress society and had invited the co-operation of the American Episcopal mission. This In vitation was accepted provisionally. The Russo-Chinese bank in the legation quarter was the target for a prolonged run today. The foreign bank notes are being requested as cur rency outside of the legation quar ters. Official sources it was said to day, declared that they were receiving no news from the rebels, owing to the severance of the telegraph wires out of Hea Peh and See Chuen provinces. The published report today says that the rebels at Hankow have captured one of the Chinese warships anchored off that city. Delayed advices from the south are that the imperial troops which re treated from Wu Chang and Hankow are mobilizing at Chumatien, 100 miles north of Hankow on the rail road. OF VENIREMEN Battle For Jury in the Mc Namara Case Still Goes on Slowly Los Angeles. Oct. 16.—A continua tion of the examination of talesmen in the trial of James B. McNamara. in dicted for the numerous fatalities re sulting from the explosion a year ago which wrccked the Times building here, followed the announcement to day of Judge Walter Bordwell of his ruling as to eligibility of Z. T. Nelson to act as a juror. Eleven other talesmen were locked in a room adjoining the court cham ber and thirty-one veniremen awaited the judge's ruling as a definite step forward in the trial. Extensive quiz zing of the other talesmen, particu larly as to their affiliations or connec tions it any time with labor unions or strikes, will be persisted In by the at torneys for the defense. E TORS TO ST. PAUL NEXT National Educational Asso ciation Will Meet in That City Next Kansas City, Oct. 16.—The next an nual meeting of the National Educa tional association will be held In St. Paul. July 6 to 12 inclusive. This was announced here today by Prof. J. M. Greenwood of the executive com mittee of that organization. WHERE THE FINEST ARE GROWN