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VOL. 7, NO. 247.
6
OF
Named to Succeed Mrs. Ha
ger Who Was Forced to
Decline the Honor.
RESULT 9F SECRETARYSHIP
JfflJUHS IN DOUBT
Interesting Features of Today's
Session were the Selection of the
Officers and the Work of the Civic
Department—Splendid Program.
FEDERATION OFFICERS.
President.
Mtos Minnie J. Neilson, Valley
City.
Vice Presidents.
First District—Sirs. A.
O'Connor, St. Thomas.
Second District—Sin. W.
Reynolds, Westtiope.
M.
J.
Third District—Mrs. D. A. Din
nle. Mlnot.
Fourth District—Mrs.
Scott, Cassi'lton.
A. D.
Fifth District—Mrs.
Warner, Wimbledon.
Sixth District—Mrs.
Oakes.
Secretaryship Not Decided.
Mrs. H. A. Pressler of Valley City
probably will be elected correspond
ing secretary of the federation when
deciding ballot is taken tomorrow
morning. Mrs. Pressler Was the
choice of the convention on. ballot this
afternoon but owing to the fact that
Mrs. A.' E. Cobb of Grafton who was
elected yesterday afternoon, had' not
yet resigned, the election could not
be declared legal.
Sirs. Cobb Will Resign.
When called ove.r the long distance
telephone this afternoon, Mrs. Cobb
of Grafton, stated that she had not
received notification of her election
but would not take the office, which
leaves it open to the Valley City can
didate. It has been a stipulation in
the federation for years that the presi
dent and corresponding secretary be
chosen from the same city.
Miss Neilson has served several
terms has superintendent of schools in
Valley City and is a woman well fitted
for the office to which she has been
elected. She has been connected with
the federation for years and is thor
oughly familiar with the work.
Mrs. Grant Hager of Grafton elect
ed unanimously yesterday afternoon to
•succeed Mrs. N. C. Young as presi
dent declined this morning to accept
the honor, giving as her reason the
fact she felt physically incapable of as
suming the burdens of the office. Sin
cere regret was expressed on every
hand but delegates realized the- neces
sity of another ballot and Miss Nielson.
who emphatically stated yesterday
that she was not a candidate, was in
duced to run.
Other Elections.
The formal ballot on all other offi
ces was taken at the opening of the
session this morning, the results as
above. With competition for the of
fice of auditor, Mrs. Boyden being op
posed by Mrs. Otto Zetterberg of Val
ley City and for the board of direc
tors, the defeated candidates being
Mrs. Bruegger of Williston, -Mrs. Wal-
Mrs. Young made a strong plea for boys.
the
support
:x«h^.etsiri„ra8
fo!lowed by a
tee .his afternoon which will report
m- y8^,0" t^yP^r_ovf .m_°r_
Have Raised Endowment Funds.'
Possibilities of Fund.
Mrs. Grant Hager waa called upon
B0n-itn*
,r
I r*
MISS NEILSON.
%Jted president of North Dakota
Feo- -f" 'on this afternoon.
this
problem would be solved. A $5,004
fund would not be large but it would
enable the federation to move on, not
stand still.
Mrs. Andrew Carr of Minot, as
chairman of the .credentials commit
tee, reported- that there are 137 ac
credited delegates attending the con
vention and voting. Scores more, ciub
presidents and members, are attend-
aPj^eclation.
W. B.
Bush,
Seventh District—Mrs.
Casey. Dickinson.
Board Members.
T. D.
Long term (three years)—Mrs.
W. A. Mo
In tyre, Langdon Miss
Louise T. Kecvc, Buxton Mrs. O.
W. McClusky, Carrlngton.
Short term (one year)—Mrs.
W. H. Stutsman. Mandan.
Auditor.
Mrs. T. A. Boyden. Jamestown.
Historian.
Mrs. Minnie C. Budlong, Bis
marck.
Miss Minnie J. Neilson of Valley
City war elected president of the
North Dakota Federation of Women's
clubs this afternoon. Miss Nielson's
election followed the resignation of
Mrs. Grant Hager of Grafton who was
elected to that office yesterday after
noon by a unanimous vote of the con
vention after the informal ballot had
been taken. Mrs. E. B. Page of this
city opposed Miss Neilson on the first
ballot .hut withdrew and Miss Neilson
was declared elected after the- first
count.
•, iV
f,
S
nnmld thilr
nf v« J? Jso,n
dent wHl^MoiSt nt
to the federation this year were re-
Biennial Reports.
Business was dispensed with after
balloting this afternoon and the talks
on the biennial convention at San
Francisco were enjoyed before the
civic program reported on another telegraph
page was given. Mrs, W. S. Lauder bridges.
%.rver-,n 5®
erous pledging. jboys will be Invited to participate in In connection
that
ther«
era
K'
SSwrH!
•rywuarjbs
in
btvupsab ^i!!^
ot 21 to
womerfsjelubs, g4ve a talk on "The ?anso^by ^S h^ known.
General-federation and You" and
spoke as follows
"The states of the northwest have
always been too far from the great
club centers to attend the biennial or
council meetings. In .any great num
bers and, hence,, the general federa
tion spirit has never been as strong
here as we might wish. We are thank
ful to say. however, that as state
spirit grows,, so. national spirit grows
also. The family that takes only the
county paper has a very narrow out
look upon life and unless its reading
table contains some of the. great
dallies and some of the news maga
zines, its horizon is very near the
dooryard. So It is with club life. If
we do not touch elbows with our sis
ter states and broaden by the knowl
edge of the great things they are do
ing, we miss much of the purpose for
which we should be organized'. Have
we studied the platform of the great
(Continued on Page 6.)
IT
111. NEXT
Big Time Arranged for them
By Directors Tomor
row Night.
The directors of the boys' work
ter Doheny of Rugby, Mrs. P. M. Cole committee of the Y. M. C. A. are, the perpetrators of the outrage."
of Kcnmare and Mrs. Cassel of Cas- planning a "big .night" for the boys Pearce, who was a clerk in a Kan
selton, the morning session was a at the assocition building tomorrow' sas City hotel. In his testimony lden
llvely one and Interest ran high until night, and all of the boys In the city tilled Ortte E. McManlgal as having
the ballots were counted. are Invited to visit the building and. registered at the hotel August 20,
Endowment Fund Near $1,500. enjoy the dliferent activitls. 11910, as "J. W. McGraw, St. Louis."
Contributions to the endowment The game room will- be open all!McManlgal, he said, had remained at
fund have reached nearly $1,500. Mrs. evening, and an interesting program the hotel three days, leaving on the
E. B. Goss as treasurer of the state of sports has been arranged for this day the dynamiter put several charg
endowRient fund committee reported occasion. A basketball game between es of -nitroglycerine under portions of
that $528.45 has been received dur- the "Y, B's" and "O. B.'s" will be a bridge being constructed across the
ing the year and last evenings gift the first attraction of the evening.. Missouri river. A can of the ex
from the endowment entertainment Bowling contests between the Juniors plosive which McManlgal hid In a
was $186. Mrs. L. B. Dochterman, an dsenlors of the high school and swamp .near the river, but which he
federation treasurer, reported a total also between the Central and model later was unable to.locate, Was re
of $645 pledged. At this morning's high schools w|ll be played. The covered by the .local. authorities and
session $74 in cash was applied swimming pool, will be open through- turned .over. .to. the. government.
pledges. lout the evening for the use of the
of the endowment fund The one big attraction of the even-
ah
la
a
ed an
a0
Miss Nina Wallace and Mrs. O. J.
Thompson.
Tonight, the offlclls of the associa-
MEXBO HAS
NEW RICHMOND
11JE HELD
Felix Diaz Now in Posses
sion of the City of
Vera Cruz.
Mi FORCES AVRtliBLE
ME ORDERED MJUIST HIM
cn"'h
ing as visiting delegates. jVera Cruz, not only.have the federal' Except' wh(M» she eats something
Tribute to Mrs. Young. armies from the north and south sour Miss Austameyer is normal in
Mrs. R. M.-Pollock of Fargo in be- been commanded to converge on that every sense. Hhinert lately upon tak
half of the convention paid a glowing city, but General Jaguln Beltran, who 'nS the acid -oft fruit or vinegar into
tribute to the retiring president, Mrs. has been stationed' at Espeanza be- "®r stomach.'.aier .whole being is
N. C. Young, who without funds pro- tween the capital and Vera Crus on changed. She Becomes a raving man
vided by the -federation has carried the Mexican railway for the purpose 'af with superhuman strength, her
on every duty without murmur. Mrs. of operating against the rebels In gen-
Young has .made great sacrifices of eral, has been ordered to move on herself •boally**arm.
time, labor. and money in perform- Vera Cruz. From Mexico City Itself
ing the duties of her office and the two military trains'' under command
convention extended her a rising vote
0
fle,d
aent» will appoint them at tn6 annual against Za.nA.ta iti hia nf .map*.
spring meeting of the board. against zapata in tne state or More
The selection of the next convention rm,.
inB"8*sess^onbbutCas yetXiS »nc™ ed^'s^lrojtotafoft£
has been presented. Williston is be- fmnrobable that 'som^nart^of the
srton^among* the SS2&.°» i«5&
MORE TO COME I him instead of fighting against him.
New- Clubs Reported. Vera Cruz is now completely iso-
Reports of the new clubs admitted1
Army Marching Against Him Mny De- attracted the .Attention of physicians
throughout th# state, many of whom
sert Madero Government and Join have already.0jRne to Denver to study
the case, bttafetk signifying their in
tention to do before the patient is
the Rebel Leader—Loyalty of Gun*
boats at Vera Cruz Questioned.
Colonel Rublo Navareto with twen-
ty-four pices of artillery have been
za'
lated
a a a A
the other
officers ordered to take the
are Colonels Castro and Ocaran-
both
Prominent in the campaign
excePt
ment
ceived as the final business of the withdraw all their rolling stock. ,No
morning session. Mrs. W. A. Gordon trains will be run beyond the feideral
of Valley City spoke for the Woman's lines. The total cutting off of Diaz
club In that city. Mrs. P. J. Thomp- from communication will depend on
son of Fargo reported the Fine Arts the loyalty of the gunboats which it
club, and the secretary the Improve- is not considered likely will be maln
ment club at Bathgate and also the talned
Sixth and Ninth district clubs.
by water. The govern-
has instructed the railways to
Communication interrupted.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 17.—Communis
cation on the Mexico Northwestern
railroad south.of Juarez again is In
terrupted, the rebels having cut the
wires and burned the
New Turn in Dynamite Con
spiracy Trial—Govern
ment may Take Hand..
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 17.—United
States District Attorney Charles W.
Miller last night. telegraphed Attor
ney General Wickersham asking the
department of Justice to. make rigid
investigation of the reported slug
ging at Kansas City, Mo., of H. E.
Pearce, who testified on: Monday .as a
witness for the government in the
"dynamite conspiracy" trial.
When shown a message from Kan
sas City that Pearce had been held
iup and robbed, Mr.'Miller said his in
formation had been such as to war
rant him' in sending to Washington
a request for an Investigation.
"At the beginning of the trial hera
we could take no chances in tolerat
ing any rough tactics." said Mr. Mil
ler. "Pearce came here under sub
poena from .the government and
neither he nor any other witness is
to be molested on account of any tes
timony he might have given."
The district attorney's telegram' ask
ed for "a vigorous federal investiga
tion for the purpose, of determining
While .Pearce was on the stand only
gov7r„«:
w!th
ehalrman of u»e endowment depart- |8 the criterion the committee is us- The government announced it' held at Walle Lutheran church, north
ment, made ner report berore the ing in advertising the gathering. The'would he shown that a conference was of East Grand Forks. Rev. A. J. ftut
convention, showing that she had directors are desirous that all boys of held In Kansas City, .concerning Pro- teng conducted the services.
been untiring in her efforts to bring the city should spend the evening at posed Pacific .coast explosions. Ac
lii contributions. Mrs. Reynolds has the building, aa they have arranged cording, to the government. Jamea B.
sent out much correspondence urging
real "boys' night" program. McNamara. W. Bert Brown, an iron-
clubs to become active In this ne- last night was "students' nlffht" at workers' official In Kansas City, on
LaIl«..??ve«fcl Lf. ii?" the assooition, and the reception prov- trial here, and a ."citizen" whose sides at Fork, Minn., Just east of
trict. meetings. Me was ably assist-
ed by Mrs. Ratnman of the commit- interesting features of the program posed Jobs to be blown up. The dis- latter city, suffering from severe
was a basketbal Igame between a trlct attorney asserted that McNa- burns.
Committee to Report. team representing the Ad Altiora Lit- mara apd Brown urged the "cltlsen" In attempting to thaw out a frozen
whether the fight for the endow- erary society.of the university and a to go into the dynamiting business, water pie, he raped a gasoline-soaked
ment fund will be continued will be team of high school students. It was saying "there's lots of money In it for rag around it ami set lire to it. The
decided at a meeting or that commit-
m*n« iinS Mr! were enjoying bowling and pool. Attorneys for Brown and for Will- Jj1 the plowed Hold. He was assisted
wlhniton^In^ th^hui,!'nf One of the features, of,
Forbes Xd some^iewsnan^ riin' "as the serving of refreshments, the defendant, asked the court to com- *5®^ removed to a Grafton hospital,
jrtngs on "How Other Xderation hostesses being Miss Olive Gettie, pel the government to produce the
to "ten of The poMTbtiitiM^f 7he~*fu- Uon will hold open house for the men Ineae agents of the International a*. u.^h^uliVeJgitv^W'pTbu'.her1!^
turs with an endowment fund and ahe and an interesting program has been soolation of Bridge and Structural promoter, whose troubles with ma
assured her hearera that federation arranged for their benefit. A basket- Iron Workers.* postofflce department attracted wide
work would go forth by leaps and ball game, gymnastic work, with some All the testimony taken today was attention "and resulted In a conares
bounds with the necessary means. A of the old stars In action, and a devoted to identification of docu- atonal investigation, waa arraigned in
headquarters from whlc)i extension wrestling match between Colin Camp- mcnts which ars to be read to the the United 8tate.s diatrlct court today
work could be handled on a large scale hell and Arthur Halleen will furnish Jury in connecting with the testimony to stand trial for the second time on
could be maintained and the financial the athletic features of the evening, of later witnearas. charges of m«ng the to defraud.
a short time. and merely Identified unable to do anything to help herself.
McManJgal, his testimony was said by When the maid employed in the home
q,e
other
«»is. "if they wish." "Don't forget of the "dynamite.. conspiracy" In land dying. The victim passed away a
..?f' .boys
something to eat" which forty.flve men are.on trial. short time later. The funeral was
enjoyable affair. One of the name was not given talked about pro- Grafton, is lying in a hospital in the
methlng out of the ordinary for a lit- you, and you've the protection «"ag did not burn briskly enough to
ry socity, but the Players showed of the union. We're going to blow
their ability by defeating the students up the whole town of Los Angeles," poured more on it. He was Immedl
Va "cor®
THE EVENING TIMES
GRAND PORKS. N. D. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17,1912.
PICKLE CRAZY
Denver, diet. IT—Physicians, chem
ists and specialists from all over Col
orado are studying the strange case
of Mlas Jeannette Austameyer, pret
ty, Grand Junction young woman who
Is seised with suicidal mania every
time she eats pickles.
Recently, at «iuncheon, while seated
with three (KllBda, the young woman
suddenly grabbed a heavy silver fork
from the Ubfe and tried to mutilate
her shapely throat with its prongs.
The combined efforts of her friends
prevented Ijer from accomplishing
her insane" purpose, hut it was more
than an hour later, under the care of
a physician, «at she regained her
normal condition.
This was tfte fifth time in three
years' that "MBp Austameyer has at
tempted suicide. Each time her sui
cidal mania-jtitflowed her indulgence
in sour picklMTWhich she continuous
ly craves. A .fruit salad upon one of
the previous -Occasions threw her off
her mental balance when she suc
ceeded in severing an artery in her
wrist with a «ase knife.
The young woman was brought to
Denver this week to undergo treat
mcnt In a lottl hospital. The case
released froih -fbe hospital. Chemists
from the University of Colorado and
the Denver university have taken a
great interest i4h the case and are
Mexico City, Oct' 17.—In order to daily experlrafcftting upon the young
the rebellion of Felix Diaz at woman. fl­
a deslre
*0
ADD OIL
Littl AdseM Girl Succumbs
to Burns-^-Aged Woman
"V
Dies from Scorching.
.DEAD.
Napoleon B. Felton, 2 years
old, Grand tVtrks died from
burns sustained while playing
with matches.
Martha A%ai, 17 years old,
and 1-year-oKl sister, Grafton
died fronii himifi .received in ex
plosion of kerosene used In start
ing lire.
Mrs. Gonhild Lcyland, 87 years
old. north iwf^East Grand Forks.
Adam FlaiWS Forx, Mtnn.. in
hospital, «wffnlM| (rtm .burns
"Wived ih carelcja Use of gasoline
to replenish blazer
HANDS BURNED.
Mrs. lfelcon, mother of dead
Hoy, was badly burned on the
hands, -when she attempted to
rescue her child.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
-Four persons have died in this sec
tion of the state within the past few
days from burns sustained in acci
dents.
Matches and kerosene got in their
fatal work'in three of the cases.
Tn the fourth case the old story of
getting too near the- stove when start'
ing a fire covers the facts.
Two other persons are suffering
from burns resulting from the careless
employment of "flrestioks" and oil.
Martha Adsem. 17-year-old daugh
ter of- Mr.- and Mrs. Bernard Adsem
of Grafton, and her one-year-old sis
ter, are dead as the result of an ex
plosion, which took place yesterday
morning when the older girl was at
tempting to start a fire with kerosene.
The accident happened at 11:30
o'clocR. 'Miss Martha lived until 11
o'clock last night, regaining conscious
ness some little time before. Her sis
ter passed away a short-time after she
did.
The older girl was so badly burned
that there was absolutely no hope for
her recovery. Her sister was badly
burned about the arms and legs, but
it was first thought that she would re
cover. It is believed her death was
caused by inhaling flames and smoke.
The two girls were alone in the
kitchen when the explosion occurred.
When assistance arrived, the room
was' filled with smoke and the girls
were lying unconscious on the floor.
The older girl's clothing had been en
tirely burned away, and -her flesh was
literally cooked.
The parents are not very well-to-do,
and they are grief-stricken over the
sudden taking away of two of their
children. The accident is one of the
saddest that has liapened in that sec
tion of the state, and friends and
neighbors are offering the parents as
sistance.
Aged Woman Burned.
Mrs. Gunhild lxtyland, who lives a
few miles north of East Grand Forks,
died as' the result of burns received
last Friday. She waa attempting to
start a fire when the accident happen
ed. In some manner her olothes
caught fire, and, being.alone, she waa
details, woman's screams, she found Mrs. uy-
Poured Gasoline.
As a result of pouring gasoline on
burning cloth. Adam Flaten, who re-
,u"
10- While the but that unnamed person refused to ately enveloped In flames, and only
basketball game was gO'lng on. others enter the conspiracy. paved his life by rolling over and over
the reception lam J. McCain, Kansas city, alao a *y his brother. he man was immedi-
name of the "citizen."
overruled. the motion.
Brown and McCain have been bus-1
him, and he picked up a can and
he
The oourt
ment*
rec lving medical treat-
SECOND TRIAL OF E. G, LEWIS.
TUFT IS UINH6
BUT STILL THIRD
SHYSN.Y. HEMLO
Its Survey of Political Field
Indicates Good Lead for
Governor Wilson.
BULL R80SE HOLDS HIS OWN,
LOSING SOHEAHD GAINiNG SOME
Republicans an Taking Heart and
Throwing off Llstlessness, Hope- to
Carry New York—Unrest Among
Voters—President's Progress in east
(New York Herald.)
New York, Oct. 17—President Taft
making gains in several states, but
still third!
The bull moose nominee holding his
own, losing in some sections and gain
ing In others.
Gov. Wilson still well In the lead of
rivals and -still going strong,
,B
the situation in the great'
battle for the presidency, aa Indicated
by the New York Herald's impartial,
nation-wide canvass twenty-two days
before election.
Conditions hav« changed but slight
ly since a week ago. If test ballots
and reports of trained political ob
servers are to be accepted as an in
i* SSV' Wilson is .easily the favor
ite. The bull moose movement has,
to all appearances, touched its high
est point. Best indications obtainable
by the Herald at this time, however,
are that the bull moose nominee is
running second, and the president
third, with a chance in some states,
if the present growth of his move
ment continues, to overtake his near
est rival.
Wilson Keeps First Place.
Test ballots taken in states both
east and west of the Mississippi con
tinue almost without exception to
place Gov. Wilson first, with the
president third in the race.
Friends of the president and some
of bis campaign managers declare,
however, that /he tide toward the
president has sA it. They point to a
drift to him In Pennsylvania. They
say that in nearly every part of the
country republicans who ten days ago
we threatening to vote for Gov.
Wilson to "save the country from the
bull moose" are now streaming back
Into the Taft camp, fully believing
that the president has a good chance
of being elected.
Evidences of this were found In
»?me sections of the country, notably
New York. Connecticut, New Jersey
and Oregon. In other sections the
reporters found evidences of a 'growth
to the drift. from Taft to Wilson to
defeat the bull moose candidate.
Unrest Among Voters.
Democrats are satisfied that noth
ing can prevent the'election of Gov.
Wilson. The campaign managers de
clare that they will carry nearly every
state in the country. 'It is, however,
too early to predict what story the
millions of ballos will tell on Novem
ber 5. Cross-currents are at work all
over the country, and there seems to
be a feeling of unrest among voters
in many communities, which may
bring about a marked change in con
ditions between now and election day.
The Herald makes no prophecy based
on straw ballots. It presents the fig
ures for what they are worth. It is
a notable fact, however, in the pres
ent campaign that the reports of,spe
cial correspondents continue almost
without exception to bear out in a
general way the story told by the
straw votes.
Up to the present time the Herald
has taken 154.771 test votes. It has
made every possible effort to have
them bona flde. It is 'a fair assurap
tlpn that some of them have been
filled out by Jokers, that some have
been deposited by persons with a
purpose to serve, but in every case
the canvassers have asked the recipi
ents of the ballots to indicate their
true attitude toward the national con
test.
Bull Moose Runs Second.
Of the 154,771 votes cast Gov. Wil
son has received 6S.168, the bull
moose nominee 46.316, President Taft
33,759. and Debs 9.528.
Of a total of 39,861 votes taken in
the great battle ground of the middle
west the president received 8,081. Gov.
Wilson 15.683, and the bull moose
candidate 12.235. These votes were
cast in the states of Ohio. Illinois.
Indiana. Michigan. Wisconsin, Minne
sota and Iowa. In Ohio the president
has gained, but Gov. Wilson appears
to be easily in the lead. The vote of
the republicans Is apparently to be
split about In twain. Ih Illinois the
bull moose continues to be In the
lead, but Gov. Wilson 1b pressing him
hard. The president is making gains
in Chicago, but apparently Is far be
hind the other two nominees.
In Indiana Gov. Wilson appears cer
tain to carry the state, barring unseen
developments. In Michigan Gov. Wil
son is gaining on. the bull moose
can­MM
didate, with the president running
third. Wisconsin is leaning strongly
toward New Jersey's governor, and
Minnesota seems certain for him,
with the president and the bull moos
er running neck and neck for second
place. Iowa promises to go for Wil
son. Republicans there are afraid
that the president cannot be elected,
and rather than risk the possibility
of having the bull m'ooser in the
white house they ire threatening to
swing in great numbers to Gov. Wil
son.
CSiangea Noted In the East.
There seems llttlo doubt that the
president has. made progress in vari
ous sections of New York state an.l
in parts of New England. In Rhode
Island, Connecticut, and sections of
Massachusetts, where the bull moose
sentiment has been very strong, many
manufacturers and business men are
declaring openly for the president, on
the theory that they do not want the
tariff interfered with. This la ap
parently having considerable effect
upon employes of some Institutions
which would be injuriously affected
by any disturbance of the tariff sys
tem.
In some parts of the country the
republicans have Injected new life into
their campaign. They are not as pes
simistic and listless as they were a
short time ago. In New York atate.
for instance, the leaders have started
a real campaign for the president
They are roused to keenest activity
by the nomination of a popular favor
ite, Job E. Hedges, for governor, and
they are making a real campaign.
Some of them believe they will win.
Others say they see no possibility of
victory In the Empire state. New
Jersey remains friendly to her gover
nor. While the president haa appar
ently gained ground there and to still
gaining, the lead of Gov. Wilson is
seemingly too great to be overcome.
Pennsylvania republicans feel reason
ably confident of victory. Test bal
lots and personal inquiries In the
Keystone state Indicate a close con
test there. Gov. Wilson leads at the
present time, with the president run
ning second. The straightening out
of the tangle over the electors In
Pennsylvania has given new hope to
the Taft men, and they are working
desperately for victors-.
Wilson's Lead In States.
Of thirty states In which test bal
lots have been taken Gov. Wilson has
twenty-three states to his credit. The
bull mooser stood first in five, Con-
Id ah W as in to a
Michigan. The president led in two,
Utah and Wyoming. The only change
from last week is that the president
gained Wyoming, having had but one
state, Utah, in the last-review.
In these thirty states the bull
moose candidate runs second in seven
teen, Gov. Wilson In seven, and the
president in six.
ODDSHjfFOH
ML BETS
Three to One that Wilson
Wins and Four to One
Against Taft.
Pittsburg, Oct. I*.—Odds of 4 to 1
against the election of President Taft,
3% to 1 against the election of Col
onel Roosevelt, to 1 that Wilson
wins, 2,000 to 1 that Debs loses and
3,000 to 1 that Chafin, the prohibition
candidate, hasn't a chance, are offer
ed by a well-known Wood street brok
erage firm in this city.
The odds offered on the general re
sult,' however, are not nearly as in
teresting to those concorned in the out
come of the election as those posted
on the outcome in the several states,
for the brokers announce that their
clients are willing to take chances on
39 of the 48 states at the odds fixed
by them.
Even money is available, according
to the schedule contained in a printed
circular, that Wilson will carrs' Penn
sylvania. The same odds hold that
Roosevelt will or will not carry a
majority of the electoral votes of the
state, while odds of 7 to 5 are offered
that Taft won't carry it.
The same conditions apply to West
Virginia, the bettors allowing the in
vestor to take his chances between
Roosevelt and Wilson, granting odds
of 3 to 1 that the president cannot
carry the Mountain state. In Ohio
the odds are 2- to 1 that Wilson wins,
3 to 1 against Taft and similar odds
against Roosevelt carrying the state.
The circular announces that money is
available at 2 to 1 that Wilson carries
Maryland, 3 to 1 against Taft and 7
to S against Roosevelt.
The New York Odds.
I In New York It is offered 2 to 1 that
Wilson wins, 2 to 1 that Taft loses,
and 4 to 1 that .Roosevelt loses. Ver
imont is put up as 2 to against Wil
son, 2 to 1 against Taft and even mon
'ey on Roosevelt. Maine goes on the
books at even money on Wilson, 3 to
1 against Taft and 7 to 5 against
Roosevelt.
1 No bets are made on Idaho and
Minnesota, but in Missouri 2 to 1 is
offered that Wilson wins, 4 to 1 that
Taft loses the state and 2 to. 1 that
Roosevelt also loses. Oklahoma shows
no choice between Roosevelt and Wil
son with odds of 4 to 1 against Taft.
New Hampshire is offered at even
money on Wilson, 4 to 5 against Taft
apd 3 to 1 against Roosevelt. It Is
7" to 5 against Wilson in Iowa, 4 to 1
against Taft and 8 to 5 against Roose
velt.
I Illinois is offered at even money on
Wilson, 4 to 1 against Taft and 3 to 5
on Roosevelt. It's even money on
Wilson In Kansas, 5 to 1 against Taft
and 4 to 5 against Roosevelt Back
to the- New England states the odds
are 4 to 5 against Wilson, 6 to 5
against Taft and 2 to 1 against Roose
velt. Indiana is offered 7 to 5 that
Wilson wins the state, 4 to 1 against
Taft and .3 to 5 against Roosevelt
Rhode Island, even money that Wil-'
son loses, 7 to 5 against Taft and 6
to 6 against Roosevelt.
Bets on New Jersey.
New Jersey Is 2 to 1 that Wilson
wins, 4 to 1 against Taft and 2 to 1
against Roosevelt. Even money is
offered on Taft and Wilson in Mich
igan. and odds of 2 to 1 against
Roosevelt. Connecticut, even money
on Taft and Wilson and 2 to 1 against
Roosevelt. California, the home of
Gov. Hiram Johnson, vice presidential
candidate on the Roosevelt ticket, is
listed 2 to 1 against Wilson, 5 to 1
against Taft and I to 3 against
Roosevelt. The biggest odds offered
against Roosevelt are offered in Ar
kansas. where they are fixed at 20 to
1 against his carrying the state, 10 to
1 is offered on Wilson and. 10 to 1
against Taft. In Alabama, Arkansas.
Florida and Mississippi, 20 to 1 are
offered against Taft
Odds of 10 to 1 against either Taft
or Roosevelt are ottered in the south
ern states except those noted.
IN
tow
Will Assist in Raising Bal
ance of Money for Battle
ship Silver Service.
With about f3,000 lacking in the
battleship North Dakota silver service
fund, there is a movement on foot
among the traveling men of the state
to secure the needed money before
Governor John Burke retires from of
fice. About 7,200 have been paid In
to the fund, but practically $3,000 is
still needed before the silver service
can be secured.
During the past few days, the trav
eling men have started a movement to
assist in raising the balance of the
money and a number of them are
planning active campaigns.
Secretary B. F. Brockho: of the sil
ver service commission stated this aft
ernoon that the traveling men had of
fered to assist, and he will give them
the proper credentials, so that the peo
ple of the state will know that every
thing is being done properly when
they ask for money.
THE WEATHER.
f. a" v-
EIGHT PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IS MUCH BETTER
Planned Today to Renew His
Campaign Work Because
of Improvement.
iir WS CARRY BULLET
III CHEST IS SOUVENIR
Only Development of Blood Poisoning
Will Induce Physicians to Probe for
Bullet at this Tim©—No Longer any
Cause for Worry.
Chicago, Oct 17.—Six phystciani,
who made the'most extended survey of
Colonel Roosevelt's wound that has
been attempted since his arrival at
Mercy hospital, this morning found his
condition as near normal as that of a
wounded man can be, and renewed the
assurance that there was no longer
any cause for worry.
It was also positively announced
that Roosevelt would not leave the
hospital, at least until after Sunday.
The physicians present were Drs.
John B. Murphy, Arthur Dean Bevan,
John F. Golden, Scurry L. Terrell,
Alexander Lambert and William B.
McCauley. The last named dressed
the wound while the bulletin was be
ing prepared.
The bulletin said:
"Pulse, 72 temperatur*. 9S.3 res
piration, 18 all night. Wound dressed
looks well some oozing., Examination
of lungs by Dr. Alexander Lambert
shows lungs in good condition. Gen
eral condition splendid. Case prog
ressing favorable and unless some
complications occur the bullet will not
be removed at present."
The bulletin was timed 9:05 a. m.
Colonel Roosevelt felt so much bet
ter today that he began planning for
a continuation of
hlB
Once during the night Mrs. Roose
velt visited her husband. She occupies
an adjoining room and was awakened
by the nurse as she passed in to take
the clinical record. She remained on
ly a short time as the colonel assured
her he was "feeling fine."
The colonel's breakfaat. as usual,
consisted of bacon, soft boiled eggs,
buttered toast and a pot of tea. Mrs.
Roosevelt joined him in this.
Dr. Lambert, the family physician,
explained that there was no signifi
cance in the fact that the physicians'
bulletin said the bullet would not be
removed "at- present."
"You see," he said, "when you talk
of the future you must of necessity be
indefinite. To illustrate: Supposing
sepsis were to set in after we said the
bullet would not be. removed. It
might make itself clear, sufficient to
attract our attention In a single hour,
and then previous assertion would ap
pear either misleading or misinform
ing. So we say the bullet will not be
taken out. Now it depends on two
things, whether it will be removed.
One is the trouble that might arise.
The other is if the colonel would
rather carry the 'souvenir* in his pock
et or in his chest."
Bullet Not Poisoned.
Milwaukee. Oct. 16.—Alt. fear that
the bullet which hit Colonel Roose
velt when shot by John Schrank on
Monday night was Innoeulated with
poison, was dispelled today, when
Dr. Sommer of Marquette University,
notified District Attorney Seabel that
no trace of poison was found on the
empty shell or upon other bullets
found in the revolver. The bullets
were subjected to a critical test by
a chemist as a precautionary measure
against the possibility of poison.
Doctors to Examine Schrank.
To satisfy himself of Schrank's san
ity, Seabel has engaged three alien
ists to examine Schrank. To prevent
being hampered, the work will be
kept a secret for the present. At the
county Jail it was said that no physi
cians had been there to interview the
prisoner today. Each physician will
make his own examination independ
ently of the others. Schrank spent
most of today in writing. Letters
found on the prisoner indicate a con
dition of mind known to alienists as
paranoia, a mental disease suffered
by the slayers of Garfield. McKlnley.
Mayor Harrison of Chicago, and Har
dy Thaw.
"The bullet ranged Inward and up.
after it struck' the colonel beside the
nipple on the right breast," said Dr.
Terrell. "Its course was probably
affected by the objects through which
it passed. The radioeraph don't show
its exact shape at present."
It is indicated that the bullet is
lodged about four inches below the
skin, and in reaching the position
made a slanting wound from six to
seven inches long.
Schrank Satisfied.
Milwaukee. Oct. 17.—Why shouldn't
I sleep well there's nothing bothering
my conscience."
This was the remark of John
Schrank, the man who fired a 38-cali
bre bullet into Colonel Roosevelt's
breast in Milwaukee Monday night,
when this morning he was asked by
attendant at the county jail as to how
h.e rested during the night. Schrank
apparently slep through the eight
hours without a break. As the
turnkey ri)ade the rounds he found the
prisoner resting easily and -without
any indication of discomfort. The
prisoner again partook of an usual
breakfast, the prison fare consisting
of cereal bread and coffee, and seemed
to relish the repast.
Schrank had evolved a way to carry
his revolver so that It would be at all
times easy to get at and at the same
time be out of sight He cut a hole
in his lower vest pooket On the left,
side. Through this hole he pushed
the barrel of the revolver, allowing it
to extend down between his trousers
and body, so that only the handle waa
in the vest pocket. In this manner it
was not visible And was obtainable a't
once. Schrank says he carried the
revolver, in this manner tor daya.
Story a Flake,
York, Oct.
New
Dakota: Fair tonight. Schrank's assertion that his only
Friday Increasing cloudiness and sweetheart was Emily Zeigler. who
colder.
a on in
.t:
campaign trip.
During the night he passed most of
the time in sleep and only .on rare oc
casions did he awaken and then only
for a few moments in which to permit
the nurse to take his clinical record
which almost invariably showed his
condition to be excellent and nearly
normal. At 4 O'clock he declared he
had a bully sleep but would not read
because he wished to remain quiet and
doze until It was time for his sponge
bath.

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