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VOL. 7, NO. 246.
Slept Fairly Well and Had a
Substantial Breakfast
Temperature Lower.
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
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
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
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
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
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
were among th«. Cp to the dis
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
"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)
New York
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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
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
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.
Umpires—O'Laughlin, Rigler, Kl«m and Evans.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
At Kansas City, Kas., and at Em
poria, where William Allen White Is
supposed to have a strong following,
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.
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baked beans are being
spread over the entire country this
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.
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
,Th® «reng£!l
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
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
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
.-. .. .. 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
Nine of the ten republican electors
are Pledged to Mr. Roosevelt and no
clunted for
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.
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
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
Rebels Espousing the Cause
of Nephew of Former
Mexican President.
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
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"
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
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.
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
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s* 1*
Informal Ballot Taken This
Afternoon—Miss Niel
son Not Running.
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
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
"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
"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
Committees Named.
Only two committees were appoint
(Continued on Page 10.)
North Dakota: ffclr tonight
and Thursday. Moderate tem

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