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MURDER VICTIM FOUND AT REAR OF CLUB SALOON Blows on Head Believed to Be the Cause of Death in East Side Crime HI HUD BEES CUP IB SfBT^^niiO "v. H«t and Envelopes Discovered New Little Harry's Place—Fresh Blood* Mint on Door Step—Olc Kjormoe Is the Murdered Man. A dead body identified as that of Ole Kjormoe, of Cohasset or Ronneby, Minn., was found at 7 o'clock this In which he was found. At the rear of the Club saloon in East Grand Forks, and murder is believed to have been done. Post mortem examination, conducted this morning, failed' to re veal the exact cause of death, although '•everal scratches and wounds on the bead were found. This afternoon the Icontents of the stomach are being an lalyzed. The man's pocketbook, empty, was S found about eight feet away from the corpse.' The dead man's hat was found under a plank close to the Lit tie Harry saloon, while on the door steps leading out of the rear of that I saloon fresh bloodstains were found. Several envelopes which are supposed to have fallen from the man's pocket while he was being carried to the place where he was found this morning, were also found close by the stepB in question. Coroner Stenshoel of Crookston ar rived in East Grand Forks two hours after the mystery was unearthed, and has taken charge of the case. He has cet tomorrow morning as the time for the opening of the inquest. The coroner stated this afternoon that he believed death had been caus ed by a blow on the head, although not entirely satisfied on that point at the conclusion of the post mortem ex amination conducted this morning. For that reason the stomach was re moved and an effort is being made to determine whether or not the victim had been poisoned. On Side of Embankment. The body was lying on the side of an embankment, about half way down, and there is no sign of any struggle in evidence. That fact leads to the theory that the man met with death elsewhere and was oarried to the place where be jwas loundthla momiof. The letters which were found near Uttlft Harry's saloon were written by a brother to .the dead man, and they torn? a part of the chain of tvMlBM used In effecting identification. .Was Carried There. Coroner Sten .«el Is satisfied that the man was oarried to the position in which he was found. In the rear of the Club saloon there is rather a steep embankment. It was half way down this that the body was found,! placed in such a position that had any struggle taken place the man Would have undoubtedly rolled down the bank. No signs of a struggle were found in the vicinity of the body. The feet of the man were lying on a pile ot old shoes, tin cans and bottles, and bad he moved his lower limbu to any extent evidence would have seen left Several men have beer, located who stated that they had seen him in the city although none of them knew the dead man. One person was lo cated this mor-ting who believed he recognized Kjormoe as the man who bad approached him on Tuesday night and asked for ten cents. At that time Kjormoe was in company with two other men. A search is be ing made for the two now,. In. hopes that they may shed some light on the mystery. If the person who was asked for money is right in his identification, it is probable that the mystery will deepen as It would make the motive other, than robbery. It )s not known whether the man had any money, but his pocketbook was found about eight or ten feet from the body. No money was found In It, all It contain ed being a newspaper clipping and four one cent postage stamps. After a close examination of the vicinity of the place where the body was found had been made by Coroner Stenshoel and others, Kjormoe was removed to the city hall and was tak en from there. to. the Ashley under taking parlors where the postmortem was held thlB morning. Railroad Man's Tale. One of the round house employes of the Northern Pacific appeared this morning with evidence that may lead to a partial clearing of the mystery. He stated that he had been to the pumphouse near the river bank and Was on his way back to the round ouse when he heard groans and cries mercy and help. He started on investigating trip and found a lan whom he believes was Kjormoe, ing about fifty feet from the saloon iuildings and the same distance from \e railroad tracks. He asked him hat was the matter and the man hot reply Intelligently. He asked hether he was hurt, but all he re vived In reply to his inquiry was a :ew curses. Thinking then that he man was drunk he did not stay /Any longer but started back to work :5with the intention of notifying the police of the occurrence. He stated that he-did not strike a match to get a look at the man but that the moon was bright enough to afford him a fairly good look at him. Think ing that the man was simply drunk lad nothing out of the ordinary the inatter slipped his mind until thla iornlng when he learned about the ittrder. The place where the may laid when railroad employe saw him Is ut seventy-five feet from where irmoe was found this morning. Has a Brother. number of papers found in the :ets of the dead man's clothes the letters found beside the rear he 4b presumed to have been before coming here. Strange Clipping. It is probable that the case will develop into a double mystery: In the pocketbook found a short dis tance 'from the body, was found a newspaper clipping, evidently out from a weekly paper, telling of the finding of the badly decomposed body of a young girl near Foley, Minn., on August 18. The story In the news paper clipping was to the effect that the body of the girl had been found probably three days after her death and that In her arms wrapped care fully In a warm blanket was found a living baby girl. The newspaper clipping tells the story of the girl's life, giving her name as Frances Florek. GETS NEW TRIAL Writ of Supersedeas Granted In Hay wood Murder Case. Denver, Nov. 8.—The state supreme court this afternoon granted a writ of supersedeas to Frank H. Haywood, convicted of second degree murder for 5W/1, •'llling of George E. Copelarid, a 7reek smelter man. In the bar rooi*^ a local hotel last May. Cope land, a" bystander, was struck by two of the five bullets fired by Haywood at 8. I,. Von Phul, the St. Louis ballon 1st, whom he also killed. Haywood was tried first on the Copeland charge and sentenced to life Imprisonment.' Sensational charges of prejudice On the part of the court and allegations that powerful political Influence had been bi ought to bear in the trial in order to further the interests of John W. Springer, a leading Denver bank er. In his divorce action which grew out of revelations following the shoot ing of Von Phul, were contained In Haywood's application to the supreme court. The writ- will serve as a stay of sen tence until the supreme court can heat Haywood's application for a new trial on Its merits. '.. ONE 10BEL PRIZE Chemistry Prize Goes to Mme. Curie of University of Paris Stockholm, Nov. 8.—The Nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to Mme. Marie Sklodowska Curie ot the University of Paris. Mme. Curie Is the chief professor of sciences in the University of Paris. She was the co-discoverer with her husband, Prof. Pierre Curie of radium", and In 1903 shared with htm half of Registration Booths For Women the Weekly Prayer Meetings Los Angeles, Nov. 8—To Insure the registration of many women who It is believed'will not otherwise become' Qualified voters before November 9, the time limit for registering for the city election of December 4, arrangements are being made to have registration clerks in attendance at the prayer meetings at various churches in the city tomorrow night. Members of the Women's Progressive league are back of the movement. Registration of women in this city is proceeding mora rapidly than that of the men. etween 3,000 and 4,0u0 are being registered dally. It Is believed that 70,000 will have been registered by the night of November 9. FOR SPARTA MLS Board of Education Has In terdicted Games on Moral Grounds Lacrosse. Wis., Nov. 18.—The board of education of Sparta, Wis., has Is sued an order forbidding the playing of basketball by' the girls on- the ground that public exhibitions by girls' teams are not conducive to good mor- als. STEWART TRIAL Motion to Quash Overruled —May Take Evidence on Thursday Pembina, N. D.. Nov. 8.—-Ernest Stewart was' unsuccessful In hit mo tion today seeking to quash the in formation against him charging the murder of Phillip Worrall at Neche. The motion was made by Attorney W. J. Burke Immediately court convened, brief arguments being made, and when Judge Kneeahaw overruled the point, the defendant entered a plea ot not guilty. The work of securing the jury was then commenced, and up to the time the afternoon session was commenced, three men had been secured. They were F. M. King of Pembina. Jere- ... miah-Kracher of Cavalier township, of the Little Harry saloon show and Slg Davidson of Mountain. The Kjormoe has a brother, Theo-1 jury may be completed tomorrow. Kjormoe, at Ronneby, Minn. I Attorney 'Jeff Myers of Grafton has ie letters were addressed to the I been engaged by. the prosecution to as "ied at Cohasset, Minn., wherelsist in conducting the case. Early returns from various states I today make it plain that Governor Eugene H. Foss, Democrat, will be the head of the state of Massachu setts another year, but he will as In the past, be surrounded by Republican state officials. Indications at Albuquerque are that the. Democrats have triumphed In New Mexico. This was the first election held In New Mexico which Is now a state. The Republicans, however, still hope to control the legislature and elect a United States senator. In Maryland the returns are coming in slowly, but it seems certain that Phillip Lee Goldsborough, Republican, was elected governor. There were revolts In Kentucky and Ohio. In the former state a majority was given- to practically all the Dem ocratic candidates, and James Ben nett McCreary was elected governor by more than 30,000. The state legis lature will have a Democratic major ity of eighty-five, sufficient to secure the election to the United States sen ate of Congressman Ollie James. The municipal elections in Ohio resulted in a victory for George J. Kasba, the Democratic candidate for mayor of Columbus. Democratic mayors in Cin cinnati and Cleveland also were elected. Two states, New York and New Jer sey, replaced Democratic assemblies with Republicans. New York elected an assembly that will have a Republican majority great er than the present Democratic ma jority in the lower branch of the leg islature. In New York city the Re publicans, generally speaking, had the best of it. Tammany retained its grip on the Bronx but it lost Brooklyn and the control of the board of aldermen. In New Jersey, which has a Dem ocratic assembly and a Republican senate, the Republicans will have con trol of both houses. A Democratic governor and state officers were, elected in Mississippi, and a Republica: executive was chosen in Rhode Island. Democratic Mayor Columbus, Ohio, Nov. S—The Demo- crat'c ed the Nobel prize for physics, the other' Marshall. Republican, by a plurality of half. being awarded to Prof. Antoine1 Henri Bocquerel. Each of the five Nobel prizes awarded annually I Democrats will have seven councll amounts to $40,000'. men, the Republicans eight and the Recent announcement was made of Socialists four. The election of a So the success of Mme. Curie in produc- ciallst councilman is without prece ing polonium, "a new element posses- dent in Columbus. tns.p. radio-activity superior to radi- PRAYER AND POLITICS mt landslide which yesterday elect- George Karb mayor over George S. 6-000 failed to place in power a coun- 0,1 ot the sane political faith. The Maryland Republican. Baltimore, Sid:, Nov. 8—Incomplete returns from Baltimore city and the state election yesterday indicate that for the second time since the war Maryland has elected a Republican Comptroller of the Currency Suggests Many Changes in Administration Washington, Nov. 8.—Codification nf tha national banking laws, with number of suggested changes for the consideration of congress, will be brought near completion by the na tional monetary commission at meet ings to be held In Chicago from Sat urday to Monday next. A report from Comptroller of the Currency Murray suggesting numer ous amendments in administration de tail of the banking laws, which experi ence has shown to be necessary, will be laid before the commission. The subcommittee of the commis sion, which has been conducting hear ings on the Pacific coast will make a report of the entire commission in Chicago on the views of the commer cial Interests of the rest relative to financial reform. The members of the commission will attend' the meeting of the Western Economic association at Chicago, be fore which Senator Aldrich, chairman of the commission, will make an ad dress on Saturday. BARTO MARRIAGE Man Who Only Earns $4 a Week Has No Right to Marry. Kansas City. Mo., Nov. 8.—"A man who doesn't make more than 84 week has no business getting mar ried," said Judge Jos. Cuthrie, in the circuit court here today. Mrs. Lydia Lspoglln sued her hus band. a Greek laborer for divorce, and asked the' court for money to live on pending trial. The judge promptly ordered the husband to pay her 84 a "That is all I make," protested La poglia. "How am I to live?" "The orler will stand," said the judge. GRAMMATICAL UNITY Plan to Secure Uniformity In Nonian clature in Different Languages. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 8.—President Carroll G. Pearse of the National Education association, today appoint ed a committee to work with com mittees from the American Philolo gical society and the Society for the Teaching of Foreign Languages in an effort to secure some uniformity in grammatical nomanclature. The members of the committee are: C. E. Rounds, Milwaukee, chairman: Ella Flagg Young. Chicago: Fred E. Brooks, Boston Dr. H. S. West. Balti more and Dr. W. G. Hale, Chicago. It is expected that a report will be presented at the session of the Na tir nal Education association next sum mer. THE EVENING TIMES New Mexico is Democratic—New York Assembly is Over whelmingly Republican—Penrose Man Defeated in Phila delphia—Socialist Candidate in Mississippi Nearly Elected governor, Philip Lee Goldsborough count might be necessary. In the seeming to have a. substantial major- campaign speeches Republican orators lty. Mr. Goldsborough's running urged Frothlngham's election on the mates on the ticket. Morris A. Soper ground that the national administra tor attorney general and John H. tlon should be supported In Its tariff Cunningham for comptroller, bly are elected. proba- Kentucky Democratic Louisville, Ky., Nov. 8—After four years of Republican rule, Kentucky awoke today to complete counting the! majorities her voters gave yesterday' to practically all thfe Democratc can didates in the state.] The next admin istration goes into once with a heavier indorsement than that accorded to any set of candidates ln: years. James McCreary, governor of Ken tucky thirty-two' years ago, has been reelected at the ace of 73, by a ma jority ranging abatit 80,000. It appears Blalcenbnrg Won Philadelphia, Nov. 8—In one of the most bitterly fought elections In the history of Philadelpha, Rudolph Blankerburg, independent Republican and popularly known as "the war horse of reform," yesterday defeated George S. Earl, Jr., the Republican organization candidate for mayor by the small plurality of 4,364. Blanken burg overcame a' normal Republican majority of between 75,000 to 100,000 and defeated a candidate backed by Senator Penrose and State Senator James P. McNichol, the organization leader of this city. Foss Elected Boston, Nov. 8—The Democrats wo nthe state election and kept Mas sachusetts in the p«rty column by continuing Governor Eugene N. Foss in office for a second term. The com plete returns gave Foss, Democrat, 210,622 Frothlngham, Republican, 02.888. Foss' plurality Is 7.734. The margin of the .victory Is the narrowest in yearp. t»nd for hours aft er the close of"-tb? polls,' the result hung in the balance!. Republicans re fused to concede Uie defeat of Lieu tenant Governor Louis A. Frothlng ham as late as midnight and at that time intimated that a state-wide re- THE NOVEMBER CROP REPORT Washington Nov. 8—The No vember crop report of the depart ment of agriculture, issued today, is as follows: Corn production 2,776,301,000 bushels acre yield 23.9 bushels quality 80.6 per cent percentage of 1910 crop remaining on the farms November X, 132,063,000 bushels. Potatoes: Production, 281,735 000 bushels acre yield S0.6 bush els quality 85.3 per cent. Flaxseed: Production, 21,692, 000 bushels acre yield 7.2 bush els quality 83 5 per cent. Wheat: Weight per bushel 67.8 pounds. Oats: Weight per bushel 33.1 pounds. Barley: Weight per bushel 46 pounds. a IRONY OF FATE. Minneapolis, Nov. 8.—Despite the fact that the late L. M. Stewart had made it a life rule that he never would lease his property to liquor in terests or permit the sale of liquor on his premises a portion of the es tate today was sold to a brewing com pany of La Crosse. Wis. With this company's holdings and those of a local liquor concern, the majt part of the old Stewart homestead now is owned by liquor dealers. BALFOUR QUITS THE LEADERSHIP Divergent Views Concerning His Handling of Party Are Responsible ONE JUROR MORE. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8.—Out of twenty-two venireman examined in the Hyde murder trial today, only one, William Weston, qualified as a juror. niiuuu HumtiiiDu ao a. GRAND FORKS. N. D. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1911. EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. policy and that a Democratic tariff would mean a blow to the textile in dustries of the state. Governor Foss placed his record be fore the people and asked for support. It was expected because of the oft year that the total vote would fall off considerably, but the average was well maintained. Complete returns for lieutenant gov ernor gave Luce, Republican, 208,700 Walsh, democrat, 201,950. Luce's plurality is 6,780. New Mexico Democratic. Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 8.—Incom plete returns from about one-half of the counties of New Mexico today in- certain that every'Democratic nominee dicate strongly the election the entire on the state ticket has been elected, The state legislature in joint assem bly will have a Democratic majority of probably 85, sufficient to dispel any doubt about the election of Congress man OUie James, Democrat, to the United States senate to succeed Sena tor Thomas H. Paynter. —~r- New York Assembly Republican New York, Nov. 8—The next New York state assembly will be over whelmingly Republican. The line up will be Republicans 101, Democrats 48, Socialists 1. The state senate holds over from last year and is therefore Democratic. Democratic state ticket headed by W. C. McDonald for governor. Socialisto Nearly Won. Jackson- Miss., Nov. 8.—Returns early today indicate that Theodore C. Bilboa, Democratic candidate for lieu tenant governor, probably will lead his opponent James T. Lester, Social ist, by plurality of less than 3,000 votes. Democrats Gain One. Kansas City, Nov. 8.—Late returns today, regarded as virtually final, in crease the majority of Jos. A. Tag gart, Democratic congressman-elect in the Second Kansas district to_ 1,350. Taggart's election breaks the solid ranks of the Republican congression al delegation from Kansas. Where Was Bryan? Omaha, Nov. 8.—The indications are that the Republicans captured every state office in yesterday's elec tion and that most of the counties return Republican majorities. The only Democratic victory of conse quence was in the Third congressional district where Daniel H. Stephens was elected to succeed the late Congress' man Latti. Wilson Not In It. Trenton. X. J., Nov. 8.—Early re turns make it certain the ^Republicans will control both house0 of the next legislature. William J. Browning, Re publican, was elected to congress from the First congressional district to suc ceed the late Representative Louden slatrer. Gov. Wilson's stand in favor of a Democratic legislature does not seem to have had much effect. Carried Tiokct. Toledo, Nov. 8.—Mayor Brand Whlt !ock carried with him to victory yes terday the complete Toledo voters' city ticket except the candidate for police commissioner. OFFER PRIZES TO BETTER RECORD Backers of Aviator Rodgers Will Pay For Beating His Record Pasadena, Cal., Nov. 8—A gold cup and bonuses ranging up to $S.uO( nave been offered by the backers of Aviator C. P. Rodgers to any rival airman who can break Rodgers' transconti nental record of forty-nine days This was announced today by Edward Mer ritt, one of Rodgers' business repre sentatives. The bonuses, it was stated, would be given as follows: One hundred dollars a day for ev ery day cut from the forty-nine day record. Five hundred for each day under forty days one thousand for each day under thirty-five. The details of the new transconti nental prize offer would be arrang ed tomorrow in Chicago, Merrltt raid. Rodgers spent today visiting the schools and talking to the children about his record breaking flight. Arrangements were completed for Rodgers to complete his flight at l.ong Beach. He agreed to fly there on Sun day. WILL RETIRE Preacher Who Performed Astor-Forcc Marriage Resigns Pastorate. Providence, R. I., Nov. 8.—Because of the criticism resulting from his marrying Col. John Jacob Astor and Miss Madeline T. Force at Newport on September 9. Rev. Joseph Lambert has resigned as pastor of the Elm wood Temple (Congregational) church of this ctly, and will leave the min istry to go into business. Although the church has not as yet accepted his resignation Mr. Lambert says that he will insist upon its doing so. His retirement will be considered by the church at a meeting Novem ber 16. London, Nov. 8.—A. J. Balfour has 'There have been a lot of unkind resigned the leadership of the oppo- things said against me, especially by sitloii. His resignation ia due to a divergency of views regarding the ef ficiency of his leadership. the ministers of this city." said Mr Lambert today. 'I did not feel Thru I could continue ln the work .is I could not put the same spirit into it as before." MANHOOD SUFFRAGE JUIV,. ... He had read of the case, but had no Premier Asquith Will Introduce One fixed opinion. The addition of Wes- •n Parliament. ton to the talesmen made twenty-six London, Nov. 8.—Premier Asquith In ail Forty more veniremen have announced In the house of commons this afternoon that the government In tended to Introduce a manhood suf frage bill at the next session of par liament. been summoned to appear tomorrow. a THE WEATHER North Dakota: Snow tonight and probably Thursday. Cold wave, winds becoming high nor tiierly. Jonathan Apples, Under the "No=Vary Always Good" Label, Are the Finest Grown Manhood suffrage means one vote for even' adult male, with the excep tion of aliens, the insane and other persons usually disqualified by law. Under the present system, men main- taining several residences have the right' to vote in each place. A deputation composed of ninety members of parliament memorialized Premier Asquith this evening in favor of adult suffrage enfranchising both sexes. Arthur Henderson, M. P., for Durham, pointed out that only 7,904, 655 persons were enfranchised out of 45,000,000. The foreign minister said that the government was pledged to manhood suffrage and would introduce a bill to that effect, but it would not include women. The bill, however, he said, would be in -such a form that the house could extend it to include wom en if the house so pleased. FALLS FOUR STORIES TO DEATH. Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 8.—W. A. Dixon, a cigar manufacturer, was stepping into the elevator In the Ash down block last evening at 5 o'clock when the man in charge failed to stop on a level with the floor. Dixon at atmpted to get into the space left be tween the elevator and the floor but slipped and fell four stories to the basement. His body was crushed. He was one of th largest manufacturers In the west and had been connected with the trade for twenty years. He was worth 8250,000. SHOWED REGRET. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 8.—With expressions of sorrow and regret upon their faces a large crowd of men here today witnessed the destruction by the sheriff of a thousand bottles of beer, three hundred jugs and 500 bottles of whiskey and a quantity of other in toxicating liquors. The .liquor was confiscated during recent raids conducted by Attorney General Dawson and his assistants. Heretofore when liquor has been de stroyed it has been customary to save the bottles Today as a result of a special order from Topeka every bot tle was smashed against a large stone. UEROlCMi OF Unveiled in Capitol of Ken tucky With Impressive Ceremonies Frankfort, Ky.. Nov. 8.—While the pre*! nt of •. .e United States and a vast assemblage of people, including many of those who wore the pr,-/ in the conflict between the north and the south, looked on today a heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln was unveiled in the capitol building here. "In proof of the re-unite country," said Gover nor Will8on of Kentucky in accepting the statue on behalf of the state, •Henry Watterson, a confederate sol dier, was selected formally to present thif image of the great president to the people of his native state. The greatness and goodness, ability and sweetness of Abraham Lincoln are recognized as earnestly by those who wore the gray as by those who wore the blue." The unveiling of the Lincoln statue precedes the dedication of the Lincoln memorial at Hodgenville, the monu mental structure recently completed on the farm on which Lincoln was born. That event will attract Presi dent Taft ard other notables to Hod genville tomorrow. A new II* ht was thrown on the Taft' „.». S' Tart said. T_ dm? think ft »?«''°r I don think it i8 too much to say that Lincoln had the most judicial temperament of any man in history.' Taft paid a tribute to Kentucky's mark of reverence for her greatest son. REGULAR SLAUGHTER. Madi&on. Wis.. Nov. 8.—That 6,000 of the 20,000 deer in Wisconsin will be killed by hunters (luring the coming season, which opens at sunrise Novem ber 11 and closes at sunset November 30, is the estimate of State Warden Shelts. Graduates of University of Wisconsin Will Fraternize November 18 Madison. Nov. 8.—The alumni of the University of Wisconsin from every part of the state and country are ex pected to attend the first annual Wis consin home coming to be held at Madison Saturday, November 18. the date of the Wisconsin-Minnesota foot ball game. PEPPERlflS Will Form Link in Chain of Evidence Against Accus ed Woman Chicago. Nov. 8.—Detectives, law yers and stenographers today started on a campaign to find out everything possible regarding the pepper box which is alleged to have contained ar senic ln the home of Mrs. Louise Yer milya, under arrest on a charge of having caused the death of Police man Arthur Bissonette. Detailed state ments are to be taken from every per son known to have taken meals at the Vermllya home during the last five years. It Is said already it has been learned that several persons other than those who died bccame sick after eating at Mrs. Vcrmllya'a table. If the contents of the pepper box contain arsenic, it will furnish a strong link in the rhaln of circumstantial evidence the police are weaving about the woman. BATTLE BEFORE THRM The Imperialists Occupy Purple Mountains Which Command the City PERSISTENT RilREIS OF G8AVE DISORDERS AT PB0N6 Reported That a Part of the Suburbs Were Burned and That Massacres Took Place—Believed End of Dyn nasty Is in Sight. Nanking, China, Nov. 8—The peo ple of this city were awakened today by the sounds of heavy firing. Tha long dreaded attack by the revolu tionists had begun. The Manchu gen eral In command of the imperial troops occupying the heights of Pur ple mountain, which overlooks tha town, refused all demands of tha re formers. Several thousand new troops were repulsed with the loss of mora than a hundred killed. They are now occupying the lower g*—* and are prepared to renew the assault. Tha Manchus are strongly entrenched and well armed, while the reformers ara short of ammunition. Several thou sand Manchus out of the garrison oC 10,000, have left the city on the pre tense of joining the royal army In the north. At Ching Klang 3,000 Manchu rifles with other munitions of war have been turned over to the reform* ers. Reports of Disorders. Tien Tsein. China, Nov. .8.—It rumored persistently that grave dis orders broke out at Peking laat night, that apart of the suburbs were burned and that massacres took place. End of Manchu Dynasty Peking, Nov. 8—The legations con sider that the end of the Manchu dy nasty is mminent. There seems. no hope of saving even a nominal throne. The provinces north of the Tan gate are now declaring for a republic. The only force of Manchu troops large enough to cope with the local situa tion is in Peking, but there are indi cations that the capital will be sur rounded before many days by Chinese soldiers. Where the court will take a refuge is a question. There are evidences that the court intended to proceed to Chang-kia-ku (Kalgan.) The troops guarding the route of that town which lies in the province of Chi-11, 125 miles northwest of Peking, were expected to dynamite the tunnel after the passage of the train bearing the emperor and his household. Reports have now been received that Chang-kia-ku is unsafe. The national assembly is holding meetings without a quorum, but cer tin members are endeavoring to main tain a nucleus. Ne-tung, vice president _. of the privy council, has taken rooms h,s family in a hotel ln the lesa tinn nnnrtAr. PiHnPA Phlnc'a nfllspi tion quarter. Prince Ching's palace seems deserted. It Is beleved he Is in the Forbidden City. American soldiers with a supply of skyrockets were sent to each outlying mission compound. The legation has advised the Americans to come into the quarter or seek other places of safety. A concerted attack upon for eigners is not feared, but there are many within the city who are opposed to foreigners. General Chang Shao Tsen, who was appointed by imperial edict as envoy to proceed to the Yangtse province to conciliate the people, has declined the appointment, saying that he preferred to remain with his own troops at Lan chau. The government proposed today to cut the Peking-Tien-tsln railway be yond Fent-tal to prevent additional troops from arriving. It is understood that the British minister. Sir John Jordan, protested, on the ground that Great Britain was entitled to operate the railway in the event of suspension of service. In accordance with an old agreement. Consequently the line ia still open. The Chinese report that the Kalgan railway is in the hands of the revolu tionaries, while a rebel force is pro ceeding apparently in the direction of Peking at a point on the railway about severity miles from the capital. All railway connections with the capital are threatened. It is cxpected that the assassination of Gen. Wu Lu Cheng will lead to the revolt of the remainder of his old sixth division, which is now with Yuan Shi Kai. The government reports, however, that two trainloads of imper ial solders are now on their way to Hankow and these may be sufficient to prevent a mutiny. A hundred carts left Peking for Jeh el and two hundred mounted Manchus proceeded in the same direction early in the day. The Chinese believe this party is preparing the way for the flight of the court, but many Manchus are fleeing and troops are constantly moving in the vicinity of Peking. The Manchu troops here number 11,000, imperial guards 7,500. police 4,000 and banner police about 5,000. Dr. Wu and Spirits. Washington, Nov. 8.—Friends of Dr. Wu Ting Fang when they read that the former minister from China to the United States had been chosen minister of foreign relations in the new Chinese Republic, recalled with considerable interest a spiritualistic seance in which he took part here two years ago when the events of the last few weeks were foretold to a marked degree. Dr. Wu's penchant for investigation while he was accerdited to the Unit ed StateB won for him the name ot being "the human interrogation mark." During his inquiry into spirit ualism he attended a seance at which the "medium" conveyed him messages from the "spirit world." The striking part of the messages, which is now mentioned as having been confirmed by the recent events in China, was that the spirits foresaw for Dr. Wu "a terrible war in the Chinese empire." They told Dr. Wu that during this war he "would oc cupy a place of great importance and influence." 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