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1 jv* ds- I 0* VOL. 7, NO. 246. COL ROOSEVELrS IS I Slept Fairly Well and Had a Substantial Breakfast Temperature Lower. FMHUf REACHED BEDSIDE OF PATIENT EMIT THIS MM Mrs. Roosevelt Will Remain With Husband so Long he Is tn the Hospital—Other Members Will Stay With FriendB in the City. Chicago, Oct 16.—That the fourth rib on Colonel Roosevelt's left side was fractured by the bullet which struck him .at Mil waukee Monday night became known today after the members of his family had visited him. It was also learned that the X-ray photographs taken in Milwaukee failed to reveal the exact location of the bullet. A more minute ex aminatlon of the plates will be made this afternoon. The frac tured rib, It was explained, had caused the patient's pain in breathing, previously noted by the surgeons. Chicago, Oct. 16.—Following Is the statement issued by the physicians at 9 o'clock this morning: "The record shows Colonel Roose velt passed a very good night that his temperature and pulse are normal that his highest pulse since 9 clock last night was 80 temperature, 98.*. and that his pulse at 6 o'clock this morning was 74 his temperature 96.6, and 'respiration 20 that he is having less Irritation of his pleura from the Injured rib than he did yesterday and that he did not have to have an opi ate for the pain. This general condi tion Is excellent." Thd statement was signed by Doc tors J. B. Murphy, Arthur Dean Be-, van and Scurry L. Terrell. Roosevelt awoke at 6:20 this "morn-• tag "feeling fine" as he expressed it to the night nurse who prepared to take his clinical record. At that time the colonel had had three hours ofl unbroken rest, and his condition showed a marked Improvement. The clinical record showed his temperature to be 98.6 pulse 74 and respiration 20. This Indicates a de crease in his temperature of 2., ten beats in pulse and two counts in the repplratlqn since 10 o'clock last night. During the early, hours of the night Roosevelt's sleep often was broken and for -long periods he was awake, whillng away the time with a copy of Macau lay's Essays, which he brought to the hospital with. him. Often the volume would fall from his hands and for a short space he would doze, only to awaken with a start and I resume his reading. Up to 2 o'clock In the morning the clinical record was regularly taken, but shortly after that time he fell into a deep slumber from which he did not awaken until long past daylight. That the long sleep had been beneflcial was at once apparent and It hardly needed his ex-1 presslon, "feeling fine," to confirm his .general appearance. I As the colonel awoke he insisted upon having his breakfast which he. ordered before midnight for 7 o'clock. Re was dissuaded, however, from having it at this hour and was told he first must have a bath. While being given his bath the colonel remarked upon the prospects for a nice day. He also insisted upon ordering his' break fast which he said must be ready for 'Mm just as soon as the sponge bath had been completed. He ordered a breakfast of bacon, soft boiled eggs, buttered toast and a pot of tea, "pip ing hot." When the breakfast was brought him Roosevelt viewed it with a smile and after he had finished It declared It to have been "bully." He then re sumed his reading while the nurse prepared for Dr. Murphy and his as sistants who were to make anothef examination of the patient. He Is tn better spirits than, yester-1 day and the novelty of the situation* having worn off, he prepared for get ting done all the correspondence pos sible. Mrs. Roosevelt and party, which had been Joined by Mrs. Alice Longworth, arrived at the hospital at 9:80 this morning and Mrs. Roosevelt went directly to the colonel's room. Miss Ethel, Mrs. Longworth and Theodore Roosevelt, jr., with Dr. Al exander, the family physician, re mained in the corridor. The Roose-! velt party left the train from Ntspr York at Englewood, a suburb, and motored direct to the hospital. After Mrs. Roosevelt had been with her husband a few minutes, the nurse called the party from the- corridor and they entered. Miss Ethel's face was pale and she clung to her sister's arm. Her apprehension was soon re lieved, however. Mrs. Roosevelt has been provided an apartment adjoining and connected with the patient's room and will re main there during his stay at the hos pital. She was of the opinion the others of the family would stay with friends here. Realised His Danger. I Although he realised fully the dan ger of the attempt at assassination to which he was exposed. Colonel Roosevelt gave little heed to personal safety and seldom had a bodyguard' after he left the White House. I Relied oil Strength for Protection. He relied entirely upon his own strength and agility to defend himself.! Colonel Roosevelt, was asked recently whether he took any precautions to defend himself. He replied that he never worried about himself. "When a man I don't know comes up," he said. "I take one quick look at his hands. If both hands are empty I think no more about it. If a man at tempted to draw a weapon—well I am prtftty quick myself." AMe to Handle Most Men. The ex-president also knows some-1 thing of Jlu Jitsu and considered him self able to handle any adversary who got within his reach. He realized, however, that ability in this direction was no protection from the attack of a man In the crowds which constantly surround him when he appears in public. Always Kept in Training. Roosevelt Invariably spends a large part of each day at outdoor exercises, adapting himself physically as though he were an athlete. His custom Is to spend two hours each morning on horseback and In the afternoon to 1 THE play tennis, row, chop down trees, or In the summer to go into the h&yfield. Roosevelt never used tobacco, seldom takes alcoholic drinks, and always in sists upon having eight hours sleep each night. His mode of life, the physicians believe, Is playing a large part in helping him at the present time. Many Telegrams Received. The number of telegrams that were received at progressive headquarters today ran into the hundreds. Sympa thy, indignation^ encouragement, ad monitions to Colonel Roosevelt not to give up the f)gbt. and good wishes of political adversaries formed the mis-1 cellaneous messages stacked up on a long stable In the side office. Cablegram from Kermit. A cablegram from Kermit Roose velt, his father's hunting companion, from Brazil, a telegram signed "Tod," from Theodore Jr., telegrams from W. J. Bryan„ James. J. Corbett, Col. -V Watterson, all the justices of -eme court, governors of statv "tft if associations and civic bodies, 9o0/ 'dknown to fame, and men o. ety -de prominence were among th«. Cp to the dis patches. Touching Messages" Received. Many telegrams were held at head quarters, but personal messages were sent at once to the colonel's suite in St. Mary's hospital, where the physl clans permitted him to read them. One of the most touching was from the mother- of Captain "Bucky" O'Nell of the rough riders, who fell tn Cuba, and was the subject of a warm eulogy by the colonel In mem of the Cuban campaign. It read: "God bless you, colonel. The moth er of 'Bucky* O'Neil prays for your recovery." —"Mary O'Nell." Bryan Message Pleased Teddy. "Allow me to join with your coun trymen, irrespective of party, in. de ploring the murderous attack made-on you and in expressing profound grati fication that the wound was not seri ous." —"W. J. Bryan." This was a telegram that brought strong expression of appreciation from the colonel, whose eye lighted up with pleasure as he read It. Visitors Excluded From Room. Visitors will be excluded until the ultimatum of. the doctors against call ers is raised. The corridors outside of Col. Roosevelt's room are filled with those coming, going and those who sought to extend aid that .might be useful. After the order was issued, the corridors became quiet, as the day's roster of patients contained no name so well known. Out In the cor ridors, all afternoon, a watch was kept by Patrolman J. A. Towney, and here a small band of attendants gathered for a discussion. "His exhibition of stamina in mak ing a speech of an hour and a half with a heavy revolver bullet In his chest is none the less remarkable. I would not wish, to say at this time that he is not dangerously wounded. The gun was a foul one and the bullet passed through too many substances before. It entered his body for the fear of blood poisoning not to be Immi nent." "Must Stand Up." "I will stand up. I must, stand up now If I never do again." These were Colonel Roosevelt's words to his cou sin, Philip Roosevelt, a moment after the assassin's bullet had struck him. Philip Roosevelt, who was at the colonel's side, begged him to remain seated in the posltch to which he had fallen at the. shot. Philip Roosevelt said that at the shot the colonel, who was. standing Waving hti Hat at the moment, wav ered and fell to crouching position on the seat of the automobile. "Sit still, sit still, .Cousin Theodore," urged Philip. Don't Hart Him." "No, I will stand up. Don't hurt that man. Don't let any one hurt him. Bring him to. me," ordered the colonel, rising to his. feet and speaking In his usual strong voice. "Don't hurt the poor devil.. He doesn't know what he has done.". Martin, the stenographer, who was the hero of the occasion, was still holding Schrank.tn his grasp. Henry F. Cochems, who. .had Jumped in front of the colonel, turned to htm. "He pinked me, Harry he pinked me," said the colonel,, with his hand over the wound in. his right breast. "I got that all right." "For heaven's sake, colonel, go to a hospital," said Cocbems. "Don't try to speak." "I will go there and speak tonight," said Colonel Roosevelt with delibera tion, "if it kills me. I will speak if I fall on the platform. May Be. His Last. "I have a message to deliver. This may be my last chance to deliver it I may be hurt worse than I feel. This may be my last speech. I am strong now. I want to go right away while I am good for it" Colonel Roosevelt opened his waist coat and bloody shirt and glanced at the wound. It was a black hole sur rounded by bruised ahd bleeding flesh. Little blood came from It, which at first seemed to indicate that the flow might be internal. "Looks like a shot from a '38/ said Colonel Roosevelt. "But I'm not coughing. I guess I'm all right. Somebody give me a handkerchief." Bandaged Own Wound. Dr. Terrell Handed him la fresh handkerchief and he put it over the wound and closed his shirt over the place. Few persons saw the col onel bandage his own wound as he took palps to conceal his movements and the operation took but a moment. He had been standing all the time and he turned and waved his hat as cheerfully as he had been when the assassin's shot sougded. He walked with his usual firm step to the platform from which he spoke and sternly resisted all efforts to get! him to shorten his speech. One of those behind him at one time at-! tempted to take away his manuscript! but the colonel picked it up. After' his speech when he went to the Emergency hospital he looked calmly around the waiting room, opening doors and keeping on his feet In op position to the requests of his friends and the orders of his physicians. "A '88' eh, some drive to that," he remarked, looking again at the wound as he stretched out on the operating table and submitted to the examina tion of the physicians. After the hospital examination was over and It had been decided to defer probing for the bullet until the party arrived in Chicago, the colonel rode in his motor car to the railroad station sitting upright and responding to the greeting of- the crowds that lined the route. He stepped lightly from the car, waving his hat, and walked rap idly to the train, some distance from the street Waved Hat and Smiled. "Bully for you, Teddy: you are a brave man. Teddy, all right." yelled the crowd, and the colonel waved his hand and smiled. in the car he at first refused to go to bed. He went to. his stateroom and called for hot. water. "I want to shave," he said. "I must shave before I can be comfortable, and I'm going to dot It." He did, taking his time about the operation, going twice over, and then submitted to go to bed. He undressed himself and went to bed. This was about an hour before his (Continued on page 11) Cady. New York V* -t Fenway Park, Boston, Oct. 16.— Boston defeated New York In the "rubber" in the series for the cham pionship of the world In baseball this afternoon in a ten inning game la which the two contending teams for the premiership of baseball battled to the death. The batteries were Mathewson and Myers for New York and Bedient and Cady for Boston. .Wood relieved Bedient for Boston at the beginning of the eighth. The umpires were O'Laughlin, Rig ler, Klem and Evans. New York scored In the third and Boston In the seventh, the end of the ninth Inning leaving the teams tied I to 1. In every village and city, of the United States today the result of »w« and bull moose ranks. That President Taft has-gained In active suporters during the past week Is certain. Just what part of this ac cession has come from the bull moose Is difficult to determine. these recruits were caU8ed other started. Privately. saying that Mr. Taft from preseni Indications has lit tle chance of carrying the state, they are combating vigorously, the tendency of many regular- republicans to vote for Gov. .Wilson. Mr. Taft's cam paign managers in this state generally desire that his vote exceed that of Col. Roosevelt. They will make a strong effort to keep what Is left of their party vote"In-line. Republicans believe that the nomi nation of Mr. -Hedges for governor Was the best possible under the cir cumstances. He will receive the full party support and will get some pro gressive votes. The other candidates on the state ticket have added strength to the republicans in their respective localities. Labor Flavors Col. Roosevelt. The labor vote a week ago appear ed to be Inclined toward' the bull moose, and there are indications that he still will get a large part' of It. Democrats assert,- however, that -the nomination of Mr. Suizer and the in- form Of a plank promising the enact ment of a workman's compensation law will bring many labor men to the support of both their state and na tional tickets. Labor leaders -confirm this, and say that the democratic par ty Is much stronger with their follow ers' than before the SyracuSe conven tion. In many sections of the state the labor men have been voting for the most part with the democrats tn the last three or four'years. Many coun ty democratic organizations' arc now working with local labor leaders to get this vote back in line. The only considerable apparent loss by the democrats Is, from present in dications. among workmen of foreign birth and descent Many newspapers Mr, Taft's leaders do not appear to Business Men Satisfied. GRAND FORKS. N. D. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1912. Umpires—O'Laughlin, Rigler, Kl«m and Evans. 0 0 0 'Srof ^bll^n pu5?JcanB* re8t printed in foreign languages are con- following, while apparently sufficient ducting an active Camaplgn against! to destroy any possibility of the elee Gov. Wilson, which will cost himjtion of the republican candidate, is many votes unless there Is a change, not Impressive, and In places wnere The democrats apparently have been' he was expected to develop a large unable as yet to allay this feeling of following he made a very poor show hostility. From surface Indications most of this vote will be divided be tween Mr. Taft and Col. Roosevelt. have had great success in their cam- the vote shows that the bull moose palgn to win back disaffected repub-, movement lacks followers in suffi Ucan farmers, a large number of dent numbers to give the leaders con whom have joined the new party. A few, comparatively, have returned, but most of them. Including many members of the grange, remain hostile test ballots cast. In this straw vote to the president because of the pro- I were ballots cast by the faculty and posed Canadian reciprocity treaty. I students of voting age. Both the stu Unless there Is a great change most of dent body and the faculty voted large them will, continue to support Col. !ly for Wilson, as did the business men Roosevelt.. A few will. vote for Mr. Wilson. E AFTER TEN Winning Run Nas Secured In the Tenth Inning After Score Had Been Tied in Ninth—Mathewson Unable to Push Giants Across the Goal for the Final Touchdown, Batteries—New York, Mathewscto and Myers Bo ston, Bedient, Wood and Soore by Innings— 1 9 4 5 6 7 10 R. H. E. 0 0 1 0k 0 0 0 0 0 1 deciding battle w»s awaited with breathless anxiety. After the splen did showing the Giants had been making in the last of the great games, there was plenty of New York money In sight, but the. betting favored the Red Sox geniMUy speaking. Never' In. thfc history of the great American pasflim was there ever be fore played a game Uke the one that crazed some 4JMMH) fans In Beantown today. It was a game in which one brilliant play followed the other in lightning gucheislon. The result was "in the air" untU the last frame when the Red Sox, ttfe greatest team of ball players ever assembled to do battle for the highest honors In the world of diamond sport, brought home the runs that coufttod for the winning of the most sensational game ever stywted. Late Forecasts From the Important Posts on the Political Battle Field New York, Oct. 16.—With an alleg- independent tendency would from privately concede the state for Wil ed drift back to President .Taft of erst- their statements be satisfied with a son, and democrats openly claim It while disaffected republicans reported continuation of the present national and predict that Wilson will carry from every section of New York state, administration.. Many of these, .how- It by a larger majority than did Taft and assertions by progressive leaders: ever, will vote for Gov. Wilson, be-,four years ago. that Col. Roosevelt Is gaining strength cause they consider his election more' 1 among .the employes of mills'. and probable and wish to take no chance,VICTORY IN OKLAHOMA farms, there Is little real indication. of the success of Col. Roosevelt. I LFAVfi tow Ann nrrr saw that Gov. Wilson has lost much of the| Every test that can be applied to LEANS TOWARD WILSON lead indicated by earlier polls. The gauge the sentiment of the voters at' Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 16—Woodrow shifts, what there have been them, this time indicates the ^correctness of Wlfsen is assured the electoral vote peai-P toP fmvebeeain th* will carry New «ork state. He will expressed In Vlltraw have the dyed-iilthe-wool democrat 18 the and disappointment at pot attaining rjnks will be to Gov. Wilson rather the bull moose. Republicans frankb prominence in the councils of the. new, than to Col. Roosevelt, and will de- say they would rather see Mr Wilson Sar&.haV6 corporation Into the democratic plat- belief, they say, on the chance moose vote now is just half that of that Mr. Straus may draw heavily the total vote cast for all candidates. from the democrats in New York city. In this- connection It must be remem bered that the progressive party is SWITCH OP KANSAS VOTE LIKELY BEFORE NOVEMBER Topeka. Kas.. Oct. 16.—Kansas, which gave Mr. Taft a plurality of 87,000 in 1908. will give her electoral vote to Woodrow WUson In Novem ber unless sentiment changes radically from that expressed by recent straw votes. In a test of 6.947 votes Wilson re ceived 3.415 ballots and the third termer polled 1.976. Taft ran third, with 1.308. In no section of the state where the ballots were taken did the president show great strength. The -'colonel's Ing. At Kansas City, Kas., and at Em poria, where William Allen White Is supposed to have a strong following, fldence. Lawrence, the seat of the state uni versity, gives Wilson a majority of all of the city and the farmers who were There is little support for Col. where votes were also taken, express Roosevelt among business men. ex-' ed their preference for Qovernor cept among the smaller merchants and Wilson, and while Roosevelt follow manufacturers. The feeling of unrest, ers showed that they outnumbered which Is apparently In many cases the Taft voters, their comparatively brought out the remarkable fact that the only cause for support of the new small number was surprising. In view the metropolis, Albuquerque and Ber party, has practically no existence In of the professions the bull moose nallllo county, where the bull moose business circles. Business men all leaders made at the outset of the cam- strength Is supposed to come from, over the state will probably divide palgn. oasts only an Insignificant percentage along normal party lines. Those of RepubUcan leaders tn Kansas will of votes tor Colonel Roosevelt. 0 0 1—2 9 2 & 0 0 2—3 8 5 baked beans are being spread over the entire country this evening. Christy Mathewson, hero of many battles, and a veteran honored by the world of sport, was pitted against Be dient, who by many sport writers was picked as the black horse of the ser ies. It was a case of youth against a grizzled pioneer. It was for Joe Wood, who won the halo of hero through marvelous work the past summer and in the championship series to conclude the slab work in this battle royal. The game today. marks the passing of a veteran and the advancement of two mere boys. TORTURE RULE London, Oct. 16.—Dreadful tales of fiendish cruelty are told of the gover nor of Tabriz by Edward Granville ^'.Wilson of Oklahoma ,u£ed by tU^imem Mr?-Bryan in lt08,- the state was for Bryan four years ago, independwit democrats, who were for giving him nearly 12,000 plurality: Mr. Taft in that campaign the anti-1 The advantage that Mr. Wilson has ,, organization democrats, and many re- in most states by the bull moose Si. ,Th® «reng£!l of th® re" for Col. Roosevelt publican vote for Qov. Wilson Is im- vote does not come to him here. The before the Chicago convention. They possible to predict at this time. That courts have ruled that republicans have finally decided to stick to-the re-.lt will be consld^able In any event, and progreelves shall vote for the publican party. Some republicans,! and more than offset any democratic republican electors hence the two °P,nlon ot cal party organizations had caused servers. them to be classed as progressives, President Taft is holding consider. have announced that they will .not ably more than half the normal re vote for Col. Roosevelt and-have re- publican vote. Present Indications matter "how manv' votes"'ko' to" Taft turned to Mr. Taft. Local pressure are that any further losses from his they are pra«lcany an bull moose pend largely on the apparent strength ^ected than R^sevLt a^ lf thev desertions. shown by the latter-In the closing feel that Mr Taft has no show thpv Republican leaders believe that this) days of the campaign. Thousands of will cast their vote for the democratic drift to President Taft will continue, I republicans have told their leaders nominee In November and say their campaign has just that they will vote for Gov. Wilson if tVl^„ .-. .. .. The vote In the six counties gives they believe that their votes may be Mr. Wilson a clear plurality but not needed to. Insure the defeat of Col. quite a majority over his republican Kooseveit. opponents. However, democratic Farmers for the Bull Moose. leaders throughout the state are con The chief strength of Col. Roose- fident that the democratic vote will velt is among the farmers. The plan be larger in proportion this year than of the progressive campaign, unless 'our years ago, and that Mr. Wilson signs fail, is now to attempt to win will have a majority In November. over the workmen In the cities and I vilages. The bull moose leaders re- BULL MOOSE IS STRONG alize that nearly all their present strength has come from republicans and that they are hopelessly beaten unless they can get converts from the: are taking a prominent part In the democrats. presidential campaign in this state. Prediction on the state ticket is and their efforts still appear to be more difficult at present. There is largely in the Interest of the bull every indication that Mr. Straus, the moose candidate. If the head of the progressive candidate for governor. Progressive ticket sweeps Washington will run ahead of Col. Roosevelt, he can credit his success to the inter Democrats assert that Mr. Sulzer will est he aroused when he talked to the hold almost all the democratic vote women at mass meetings held in SPo up state and prevent any great inroad.kane and 8eattle. by Mr. Straus in New York city. Some Wherever the voters—both men republicans say that they have a and women—have been canvassed, it chance to elect Mr. Hedges and the bas been found that the bull moose their state ticket. They base sentiment Is strong. The total bull In town the day the vote was taken. I option advocacy and Mr. Marshall's Hiawatha, Ottnwa, and Omega. I prohibition tendencies, have thus far had no effect, although New Mexico "ballot Tn~haif dozen Oklahoma counties. The movement splitting the republican most ob- parties count against'the democratic nominee. Nine of the ten republican electors are Pledged to Mr. Roosevelt and no clunted for IN STATE OF WASHINGTON Spokane, Wash. Oct. 16 Women making a more vigorous campaign than either of the other two parties. There is a strong undercurrent against the progressive candidate among the regular republicans that will cause them to vote the democratic ticket If they are thoroughly convinced Pres ident Taft cannot carry the state. Hence the present strength of the col onel cannot be taken as positive evi dence that he will carry Washington. A combination of the regular repub lican and democratic strength against him, in the judgment of the party leaders, could scarcely. have any re sult other than his defeat here. NEW MEXICO TURNS TO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE Santa Fe. N. M., Oct. 16.—Governor WUson is still gaining in New Mex ico. Mr. Taft is merely holding his strength, while Colonel Roosevelt's strength Is waning, the loss going to the democrats. The democrats made a significant gain this week, when the Albuquerque Morning Jour nal, for many years independent re publican, virtually deserted the pro gressives and Indirectly espoused the democratic party. The quiet effort of the progressives to arouse religious antipathy to WU son and Marshall, because both are active In the Presbyterian church, snd to gain the saloon element of the bull moose ticket at the same time, because of Governor Wilson's local Is. overwhelmingly Catholic. The Pool this week, which was mainly In the central counties. I Brown, professor of Arabic, Cambridge university who, through the medium of the press, exhorts the British ^v ernment to interfere wtlh a man whose sole delight is to torture and kill those of his subjects who profess an opposite political opinion to his own. Incidentally, it may be said that the liberals of Tabriz are the suf ferers. Shugand Dewia, governor of Tabriz, writes the professor, is a monster rather than a human being, taking a cold blooded delight in hanging, stab bing and eve" cutting men in two like sheep, if he believes them to be un satisfied with his rule It is a com mon occurrence, continues Professor Brown, to see men lyln in a dying condition In the streets of Tabriz with tongues cut out, eyes gouged from their sockets, and horse shoes nailed to their bare feet. Concluding, the professor's article declares that noth ing is thought too fiendish by the governor of the province, and deaths through the plentiful application of the whip are common, while he as serts that the governor has been known to have the mouths of those ho suspected of liberal principles, sewn up. FELIX GHZ NUY Rebels Espousing the Cause of Nephew of Former Mexican President. 1 Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 16.—All the revolutionary factions In Mexico are united in the choice of Col. Felix Diaz, nephew of former President Porfiro Diaz, to supplant President Madero and to rule Mexico as pro visional president until another "free election" can be held. The Felix Diaz boom is on throughout all Mexican rebeldom and is growing rapidly. I Diaz has been a colonel in the army, chief of police of this city, a member of the chamber of deputies (congress) unsuccessful candidate for governor of the state of Oaxaca and the recogniz ed head of the Portiorists ever since I his uncle sailed for Europe. It is claimed he is living "quietly" in the 'city of Vera Cruz, but every day re ports are circulated and are true that Diaz is recruiting an army of rebels in Oaxaca and is helping Gen. Aguilar, the insurrecto leader in Puebla, Tlax acala and Vera Cruz. The official statement was made today that he is under surveillance by government agents. It is proclaimed by men recognized high in the councils of the insurrec to movement that Gen. Pascual Oro sco, the one best rebel of the north, wants Diaz for provisional president, that Zapata favors him, that Afluilar is his right-hand man and all the oth er rebel chieftains are espousing the Diaz cause. Government Worried. Certain it is the present administra tion is agitated and is making every effort to silence the Diaz boom and capture those who are proclaiming it. Men who have come in from the scenes of rebel activity to the south, southeast and east of the capital aH agree the people of those regions are .rising for Felix Diaz for provisional 'president. The government gave out an official bulletin yesterday in which it was stated that Mexican secret service men had reported the rebel .leaders of the north have agreed to pin their faith to Diaz. The trifling fact that Madero still is president and has an army of about 50,000 men at his command seems to cut no figure in the calculations of 'those who are booming Felix Diaz for the presidency. They say Madero can not last and that they must have some strong man to take his place when the I time comes, and that Felix Diaz is that man and the time will "arrive" soon. WEB KILLED FLEEING HIT Shot Because He Was Rid ing Fanner's Horse— Had Robbed Bank. Prue, Okla., Oct. 16.—An unidenti fied robber was shot and killed today by H. C. Burke, a farmer, as the ban jdit was riding away from Prue, where he had forced the cashier of the State bank to hand over (2,000. The mon ey was recovered. This is the fifth bank robbery in Oklahoma in four days. I Cashier J. H. Daner was alone in the building when the robber, un masked, walked in. He made no sus picious move until he apeared at the window with a revolver in his hand. [The cashier, taken by surprise, made :no resistance at the command of the bandit, handed over all the money on the counter, aggregating approximate jly $2,000. The robber turned and fled on the animal which he had stolen the night before. Mr. Burke was near the road at his home when he saw the robber ap proaching at a mad gallop, but he was not aware that he had just held up the bank. Recognizing the horse that had been stolen from him, he seized a shot giln and commanded the rider to halt. There was no response, and he fired, the first shot striking the robber in the breast and killing him almost Instantly. I Five Banks Robbed In a Week. I The robbery of the bank was the third within less than three years' time, and the killing of this man was the first apprehension of any of the robbers who have held up and robbed within the last four days live banks In the state. TRAILL COUNTY FAIR OPENS AT HILLSBORO TODAY Hillsboro, N. D.. Oct 16.—With real fair weather prevailing and a large number of Traill county residents tn town, the annual fair of the Traill County Agricultural association open-, ed this morning. The agricultural ex-1 hiblt Is undoubtedly one of the best ever seen In the state. Despite the fact that the farmers were delayed In their threshing work they have tak en an unusual interest in the exposi tion. and have not hesitated in mak ing exhibits. Racing will be a big feature of the three days of the fair. Several motor cycle races, In which Grand Forks boys are to take part, are scheduled for this afternoon. The judging will be eompleted tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning. 1 •»v» ,. -a ,3•* Vv, -j N •, 1 Vv FEOEM 1 1- v\ S l- t- 1 s* 1* TEtf PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS. i, OF Informal Ballot Taken This Afternoon—Miss Niel son Not Running. DEPHRTMEIU COUNCIL JS_WIT Mi Growth and Progress Shown in all Departments and Finances have met Demands—Club Membership has Increased to 2,200 in 111 Clubs, An informal ballot on the choice for the successor to Mrs. N. C. Young as president of the North Dakota Federation of Women's clubs was taken at the convention session at the Presbyterian church this afternoon but the ballot box Is closed and the tellers will not count the votes until after the close of the afternoon pro* gram. Miss Minnie Nielson of Valley City, however, is not in the running, making a statement before the con vention this morning that she was not a candidate for the office. The sentiment is that Mrs. E. B. Page of this city will receive a strong vote but this is only conjecture among the delegates. Informal ballot was also taken on the other officials to be elected at this gathering, the corresponding sec retary, auditor, historian and four members of the board of directors to succeed Mrs. W. A. MCIntyre of Lang don, Mrs. O. W. McClusky of Carring ton and Mrs. Percy Cole of Kenmare. The formal ballot will be taken at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Mrs. Lauder's Report. At the opening of the convention of the Jvorth Dakota Federation of Wom en's clubs this morning the delegates voted to adopt all but one of the recommendations made by Mrs. N. C. Young, the retiring president, in her annual address delivered last evening. The excepted recommendation Is that favoring the organization of a depart ment council to meet every spring, probably at the same time as the exe cutive board meets. Much discussion arose over this problem and it was laid over until such time as the president sees fit to bring It up again. The reports of all federation officers were presented at the morning ses sion and the Interesting report of Mrs. J. H. Shepperd, the corresponding sec retary, was heard first. The feature of this was the remarkable growth of the federation, the Increase by coun ties being from 23 last year to 36 this years by towns, from 41 to 76 by clubs, from 57 to 111 by members ifrom 1.064 to 2.200. Valley City car Iries the honor for having almost twice as many clubs in proportion to the population as any other city of 4,000 inhabitants or over. The general rule in this regard, however, i$ the larger the city, the fewer clubs in" proportion to poulation. Mrs. Shepperd also reported that •133 for correspondence, stationery and yearbooks and that 350 of the lat ter -.verri printed and distributed. The correspondence average two communi cations for every day except Sunday, 412 letters and 246 postcards being sent out. Treasurer's Report. Mrs. L. B. Dochtermann of Willis ton, treasurer of the federation, re ported a balance on hand of $257.13 with forty clubs yet to hear from, many of these sending dues in during the convention. Last year there was a balance of but J217.1S and the to tal receipts for this year were $301.55. The expenditures for the year totalled $261.61 which included routine ex penses, $25 as dues to the general fed eration and $50 to the endowment fund of the general federation. Mrs. W. S. Lauder, general federa tion secretary, made the following In terestlng report: I "Comparatively few clubs in our state apreciate the benefits of a close relation with the general federation as only seven of our 111 clubs belong to that organization. "As one of the directors of the gen eral federation, Mr6. Frank White has been made chairman of the member ship committee and it Is to be hoped that during the coming year more clubs may realize the need of direct membership. "Beside attending the biennial at San Francisco I have had the pleasure of being at the board meetings of the state federation and three district meetings, those of the third, fourth and fifth districts. "At these district gatherings the clubs were asked to join the general federation, to subscribe for its official organ, "The Bulletin" and to con tribute toward the general federation endowment fund. Three new sub scriptions were secured for the Bulle tin. I hope to bring these matters be fore other district conventions during the coming year. "For the past two years the general I federation has been endeavoring to raise a $100,000 endowment fund with which to carry on its work. $400 of this sum was apportioned North Da kota and your general federation sec retary was asked to act as the North Dakota member of the endowment committee. This I consented to do after consultation with our state di rectors. "I have collected $25 this year, $17 from the clubs of the fifth district and $8 from Individuals. Forty-one dol lars. was sent to the general federa tion treasurer by Mrs. White, $3 by the Woman's club of Fargo and $70 from our state treasurer by order of the board of directors, making $102 in all, a little more than one-fourth ?f our aporttonment. "Under the direction of Mrs. Philip N. Moore and the executive committee of the genera] federation with Mrs. Mary I. Wood, manager of the infor mation bureau, a splendid history of the general federation has been pub lished. I heartily recommend it to all club women. Purchase a copy for your club or your public library. It can be obtained from the bureau of In formation. Portsmouth, N. H.. for $1.50. Profits accruing from Its ssle go to swell the endowment fund. "I have kept no records of com munications received and sen* but the duties of my office, have not been ardous." Committees Named. Only two committees were appoint (Continued on Page 10.) THE WEATHER. North Dakota: ffclr tonight and Thursday. Moderate tem perature.