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TVEATITEB ITIBECIST. El Paso, fair, colder: S" Mexico, fair, cooler; Arizona, fair; wet Itm lair, colder, frost In north. TODAY'S PRICES v fran bank notes" 15 Mexican peso t '"aiThnza turrenc-v S Bar si.er, (Hindv & Harmon qnotatfons. 50'a Cop per Jlp 12 &1& 25 Grains lower Live 'tork teady Stocks uncertain. r EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 8, 1915. delivered anywhere to cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. HOUSE LEADER TO OPPOSE PRESIDENT we ervia v H- A Bulgarians and Teutons Join Forces As Result Of the Capture Of Nish. ententeTorces check bulgars South Of Sirumitza, French Troops Invade Bulgaria And Open Battle. BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 8. (Via London. Eng.) The Servian city .k . uaevat' on the railroad about 66 miles northwest of Nish, has been "-"iw wrnun troops, ac- cqruins to today's official statement ftaf " Ut Ue army neaWarters LONDON, Eng, Nov. S The fall of Nish has united solidly the main Bulgarian forces and the Austro German armies advancing from the north Hitherto their communications conMSted merely of the tentative reaching out of their advance guards. ibc Duisanaua .ilia lueir siuctf iv t hold considerable more than half of 1 Sc-wa. and tommand the Nish railway. j j i iTi-i. t which has been one of the chief ob jectives of their campaign. From Nish the Bulgarian line now runs north in a. slight curve, encircling1 the Morava riir, to Krlvivir, where it joins h main A astro-Germ an forces. From that point the invaders line turns at a right angle and runs doe west across the broadest part of Servia, The rough semicircle made by this line is still contracting and as it does so, according to Carman reports, is tak ing a heav toll of Servian prisoners. Allies Check llalcarianiu In southern Servia the fortunes of war are less auspicious for the in vaders. There the Bulgarians ap parently have received a heavr check from the Servians, assisted by French i and British troops, . -o oinciai continuation lias been re ceived, however, of a definite defeat of the Bulgarians, who are attempting to advance in Macedonia through Babuna pass. South of Strumitza the ; French are fighting on Bulgarian soil, i On the eastern front severe out m de' isive fighting continues before Riga ana Dvxnsk. The offensive movement of the Russians m Galicia along the Strips, river has been halted for the Tesent. There are no developments of xv portance on the other fronts. TORPEDO SINKS GERMAN CRUISER Berlin. German, Nov. 8. The small Gcman steamer Undine has been tor pedoed and sunk by a submarine off the Swedish coast, it was officially an nounced toda. The TTndine was a protected cruiser of -672 tons displacement, 328 feet long and 15 8 feet in depth. Her armament consisted of 10 4.1 inch g-uns and twe IS lnh torpedo tubes. She -was built at Howaldt in 1901. London, Eng , No 8 The British armed merchantman Tars was attacked and sunk in the eastern Mediterranean hy two German submarines last Fri day, according to an official announce ment this afternoon by the official press bureau. SRIP LINES WONT CARRY BRITONS OF MILITARY AGE London. Sag., Nov. 8. Following the example of th Cunard Line Steamship ... .!. TlTkUa Ca tins A n noukTed Wa7ttotoluerbkla ot, It, Rteamanins of emigrants of mfl- on its steamships of emigrants of mil Itary age would be permitted. At Liverpool today a mass meeting was held to protest against continu ance of ''scandalous attempts to escape enlistment." The meeting adopted a resolution calling the government to issue orders that British subjects of military age would not be permitted to leave the United Kingdom during the present crisis without the special per mission of the home office JllSSIANS ATTACK ALOG RIO V I.lMt! ARE REFULSBD Berlin. Germany. Nov. 8. A deter mined offensive movement by the Rus sians near Riga and down along the line of the Dvtna river to Dvinsk is reported in today's official statement by ' German army headquarters. It is de- i clared that the attacks of the Russians. I however, were repulsed with heavy losses to the attacking forces in some sectors. BRITISH ARID ' SIIPISSIK Advertisers: For Money In Your Pockets Read Circulation Statement. Page 3 U. S. CROPS BREAK NOEALES TROOPS ABOUT TO JOIN CARRANZA CAUSE; VILLA tl ROUTE N' r OGAI.ES. Arlt, Not. S. Carlo Randall. " Ilia governor of Sonora, denied today he in tended to transfer his allegiance to Carranza. Carranza agents, hofrever, were actUe anoni; the members of the Villa garrison at ogn!es. Sonora. jnst across the border. Two weeks provision were brought to the Mexican town today by 100 Villa soldiers from Sara, Son. DOUGLAS, Ariz, Nov. 8. Gen. Fred erick Funston left this morning for Novates, inhere, according to official advices the Mexican garrison is on the verge of transferring to Car ranza. Villa Is reported on the way there from Naco. while Gen. Manuel Dieguez. commanding the Carranza force said to number 7060 is making his way north from Hennosillo. Much uneasiness prevailed last night among American army officials regard ing the situation but Gen. Funston said today that no troops had yet been ordered to Nogales from here or else- ) where. I Villa Has Small Kscort. I Gen. Villa, who left Naco Sunday morning ostensibly for Cananea, and is bow reported to be on his way to No- 1 gales. Is said to have only a small es- j cort. and if the plan of the Nogales I garrison carries, he may be made a prisoner. There are about SO Mexican soldiers the locales garrison, under com- . . - L. . .- , P"" "; rIfs:. wao " ?"""'" R9TO nHnmHi ine- Ttiiiriiniiri sf inrz all- have usurped the functions of the act- ing governor, Carlos Randall. The troops en the American side are the Twelfth infantry and a detachment of the Tenth cavalry. Americans Safe at, Cananea, Americans at Cananea are all report- ed safe. The Americans are in charge f""fl" Xrt fif. JSiH ZSiZZLJ2ZKZ of the water and lighting plants of dnJs"1,5at$ i'itls stated. B the Cananea Consolidated Copper com- jfVtStM speclalagent George pany. and. because there are no Mexi-. c CarotherS- who arrlTed in ei paso cans competent to 'eep the machinery SatUrday nlght and went out asalB for running, little fear is felt for their I Douglas Sunday evening, stated that safety. j he placed no credence in the reports In addition there are In Cananea and that Gen. Alvaro Obregon had declared vicinity a number of other Americans, I him a menace to I'nited States Inter "old timers." who have spent years in 1 ests along the border. -Mmi n ARE DISARM; Field Pieces Made in Chi huahua Are Mounted by Officers to Curb Revolt Juarez has been disarmed No longer do private soldiers and petty officers in Villa's garrisoned border city strut about with belts loaded down with cartridges and holsters bulging with pistols. Rifles are allotted only to picked men on posts of duty, and mounted commissioned officers, care fully selected, patrol the streets by twos and threes. Prepare to Frustrate Mutiny. In the military headquarters and at the commercial agency munitions are kept on hand ready for instant action and small 35 mm. field guns, made in the shops at Chihuahua, are mounted and available in case disorder in the gar rison itself, with only those closest to CoL Hi poll to Villa and Gen. Manuel Ochoa, 'commandant of the troops in Juarez, permitted access to them. Sev enty millimeter field guns are also ar riving, and ammunition in boxes of 35 mm. and 70 mm. shrapnel shells, all made in the the Chihuahua shops, are stacked ready for an attempt at re volt In the city. Carranza agents in Juarez, who have been scattering American money among the troops and lieutenants in the garri son, has been stopped, for how long a period no one knows, with the counter action of the Villista government chiefs Silver money, better pay, dis armament of the soldiers and petty of ficers, in whom absolute confidence is not felt, has left the power to manage the city well in the hands of the Villa loyal faction, it asserts. Added to this, the Villa officials are said to have executed a number of sol diers found with too much gold In their possession. Machine Shop Become Arsenal. The machine shops in- the railroad yards at Chihuahua city have become arsenals for the Villista government. Field pieces which can be strapped to jtte backs of tawiM mules, of 3S mm- "d T mm-. ?" are '"B turned out. fitted witn Mauser rule stgnts. Shrapnel shells are being manufac tured there, and every train up from the capital of the state brings guns and ammunition for Juarez and for ship ment through to Villa in Sonora. Get Around Hmbargo. "The embargo against us has cut off big shipments' of munitions from the United States, and has put us to much trouble." said one of the Juarez com mercial agency men today, "but we are now making our own field guns, port able on mule and hoseback. and our shrapnel cartridges for them. We are also turning out in Chihuahua city a small number of Mauser type rifles every day. and they are moving up to the border with every train. Gen. Villa shall not lack arms and ammunition simply because the United States has established an embargo against him. I Also, we get much war material through bv night; not over the big (Continued on page , Col. 2) itexico and who feel that they will be safe in an circumstances. Protect Against Caro therm. American officials here have taken up with Washington the protest of Gen. Alvaro Obreson against the presence of George C Carothers, agent of the state department. Carothers Is in El Paso and due to return today. If he does return, it is understood that Car ranza himself will protest to Washing ton on the ground that Carothers is partial to Villa. Cananea Quiet. A Mexican arriving this morning from Cananea reported that when he left Cananea last night everything was quiet although many Villa soldiers were there. Sixty Americans are still in Cananea and will not attempt to come out under present conditions. George C. Carothers. special agent of the state, department, arrived this morning from El Paso and immediately got into communication with American consul Simpich at Nogales, regarding the report that the Yaqui garrison at Nogales will go over to Carrcnza today. Gen. Obregon apparently is making no effort to begin an offensive cam paign. Randall Denies. Telephoning to a friend here at noon from Nogales. Carlos Randall, May torena's successor, said there Is no truth in the report that the Nogales frarrison Is going to Join Carranza. He said Villa is at Villa Verde getting supplies. VILLA SNIPERS TRY TO INVOLVE U. S, IS REPORT Arrivals from Dsaclas la El Paso Monday report that vrillsta snipers sta tioned on the American side of the in- ternational line fired into the trenches ot uen. 1. ciuus uaiies anting use i- tie of Agua Prieta. to draw the, Are of Calies men to United States tauri- lorjfcju an etrori to discredit larransa iwc. - ?"? .?,J"L tf.S?- HULLO IS LOOTED. REPORT Carranza Troops Enter the Clothing and Shoe Stores; Civilians Are Injured. San Francisco. Calif, Nov. S. Stories of the looting of the Mexican seaport of Manzanillo by Carranza soldiers were told today by officers of the steamer Solano, which has arrived here from the lower coapt. The Solano car ried 1!H Carranza soldiers from Guay mas to Manzanillo near where a regi ment of Villa's troops was reported en camped. Instead of seeking the enemy, the Carranza men looted the shoe and cloth ing stores. Policemen who tried to in terfere were overcome and women and children were injured, according to the steamship officers. MORMONS REPORTED KILLED ARE SAFE, SAYS CAR0THFRS Mormon colonists who were reported 1 killed at the OJitos pass between Chi- nuanua ana bonora states, out of casas Grandes, b Villista orders, are now de clared to be safe. P. II. Hurst, of El Paso, received a telegram Saturday from United States special agent George C. Carothers at Douglas stat ing that they were believed to be alive and about to start for home James Whipple, Lynn Hatch and Charles Turley started out with Villa's column when it left Casas Grandes for upper Sonora. They drove their own teams for Villa, hoping to be able to save them and be allowed to take them back when Villa had finished his long overland march into Sonora state. Two of them were reported killed in an ef fort to make their escape from the Villa forces at the line between Chi huahua and Sonora states by a Mexi can who returned from there to Casas Grandes and later came to El Paso. In line with instructions from Salt Lake City Friday night. Mr. Hurst wired Mr. Carothers in Douglas, notify ing him of the presence of Ira Pratt in Douglas, commissioned to hunt out the three boys who left Casas Grandes with Villa. OBREGON'S PROTEST AGAINST CAROTHERS NOT RECEIVED Washington. D. C, Nov. 8. Neither the state or war department has re ceived the protest which Gen. Obregon the Carranza commander, is reported to have made to Mai. Gen. Funstooi against the presence of George C Carothers, state department represen tative in Mexican territory Carothers has been the department's representative at Villa headquarters for months. Secretary Lansing indi cated today that he had full confidence in Mr. Carothers. Gen. Obregon is reported to have pro tested against the presence of Mr. Carothers in Carranza territory, indi cating a belief that the American representative is partial toward Villa. CORN IS 1ST IJLUABLEIN HISTORY Crop Is Worth Nearly. $2,- 000,000,000; Production Three Billion Bushels. MANY OTHER CROP RECORDS BROKEN With Higher Prices Than Ever Before, Farmers Are Fast Gaining Wealth. XT T-SIIINGTON. D. C Nov. . i Vy The. nation's corn crop this i - V ..am, ., , .1. ,ut ...lt.ghl ever grown. Based on prices paid farm ers November 1, It is worth nearly $?, 60.0,0 $1.91J.t!S.0 in exact fig pres. In size, it is second only to the record crop of 11-. The production was J.09,699.ae bushels or J4.M0 less than the country's previous biggest corn crop. I'npreceaemea narvesi returns, wiui many crops showing production records which may remain unbroken for years, are shown in the denartment of agri culture's November report, made from the canvass of the country on Novem ber 1 and issued today. Wheat Has Made Record. Wheat, with a production of almost one-fourth of the entire world's output this year, has established a reeord nev er before reached by that crop in any nation. The American harvest this year exceeds the previous record production of wheat in this country by more than lin.0M.0Oe bushels. Oats, barley, rye. sweet potatoes, hay, tobacco, rice and peacaes all have ben produced In quantities never before harvested In a single year in the his tory of the nation. Farmers Get hlsh Trices. With higher prices being paid to farmers because of European war In t 'luence, the nation's crops this year undoubtedly will be the most valuable ! ever grown, notwithstanding the heavy production, wnien orainaniy wouiu have the effect of lowering prices. Statistics showing the size of the various crops, preliminary estimates in most instances, with figures giving last year's crops and the average of the five years from 199 to 1913 for com parative purposes. -were announced to day as follows: (In thousands of bush els. L e, MO's omitted): 1315 1914 crop. 2.S72.S.4 891.41T 1.I11.K 194.95S 41.779 11.181 40S.191 K.S74 7.71 11.(15 7.71S.9M l.M!.79 15.SS9 XS.t S4.1M 12.9U S1.4M Five-year average. .7M,3f4 (K. 91 1.111.17 181.S7I 14.911 1S.579 XM.CZ7 S7.WS U.997 Crops. Corn Wheat ... Oats ... . Barley ... Rye Buckwheat estimate. 2.M.M9 l.M.I 1.517.478 :h,i 44.179 lCXSt I I'ocatoea Hay. tame, toss Hay. mild, tons W.1M Cotton, lbs Tobacco, lbs. . S.35C.e l.i.tS (.ZtltSS tl7 19.H1 Z4.91C 41.114 19.IS! SS.M7 4I1S Flaxseed 18.414 RIre M.1SI Peaches 44.218 Pears 11.916 Apples 7.7 Soirsr beets, tons C1SS Pinal estimates of the S.ZSI year's crops aad tfc.Ir value, as estimated bv trices nld to farmers on Inc. 1. will be announced by the 5ecTi """"-- -.. Large Stock of Old Corn. Other details of the crops are: Weight per measured bushel: Wheat S7.3 pounds, against SS.9 last year, and 5S.2. the l-7ar average. Oats SI pounds, agahwt 1LS last year and 11 7. the 19-year average. Barley 17.9 posada. a gainst 4CI hut year and 4C.B. the five-year average. Corn Stocks of old corn on farms Nov. 1 estimated at .909.9M bushels, com pared with M.94.999 bushels a roar age- WHY THINK . AND WORRY? Bugs and Insects, Will Do It For You If You Cive Them a Chance Plants Have Souls. Philadelphia. Pa, Nov. 8. Bugs have actual mental illusions and psychological delusions like Insane persons. They can go crazy with fear. There are "highbrows." "low brows" and "nobrows" among buss. Just as there are among human be ings. Insects and plants have souls. These are never situated In the stomach. These are some of the startling results deduced by Prof. Henry G. Walters of Langhorne, president of the Plant Research In stitute, after exhaustive experiments in the psychology of plant and In sect life. They are startling to per sons who have always looked upon the bug as rather a lowly creature, who now. Prof. Walters tells us, is making greater progress in evolu tion than we are. ALL RECORDS MOB SACKS GERI AN CONSULATE; FIRES G1I0II MARKET IDUSE Rioting in Progress in Chihuahua City, Say Refugees Reaching the Border; Silver and Lead Bullion is Re ported Taken From Consulate; Troops Start Tjp- ising When a Demand MOB composed of unpaid Villa soldiers, civilians and women raided the German consulate in lihuahua, burned the market house nd looted the headquarters of the con fiscation agency Friday, according to Americans who arrived here Sunday from Chihuahua. Commander Forces Loan. Following the reported rioting; the Villa commander in Chihuahua levied a forced loan of J 109. 909 Mexican gold on the merchants and wealthy residents in order to obtain money with which to pay the rioting troops, according to the American. The rioting started when the soldiers are said to have made a demand for their pay upon the officers of the Chi huahua garrison Having no money DIE SACKS UP WILSOiTS POLICY President Finds Scripture to Support His Advocacy -of National Defence. Washington, D. C, ov. 8. Presi dent Wilson finds support in the scrip tures for his policy of national defence, and In a letter to Seth Low, who wrote the president commending his Man hattan cluh speech, quotes verses from the 33d chapter of EzekieL In the let ter, made public today at the white house, the president said: "I am particularly gratified that you so fully concur in the position I took in my speech at the Manhattan club. There is a quotation from Ezekiel which I have had very much in my mind recently In connection with these important matters. It is the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth verses of chapter 33. What the Bible Says. "t Son of man, speak to the chil dren of Thy people, and say unto them, when I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their ctsts and set him for their watchman: " "3. If when be seeth the sword come upon the land he blow the trum pet and warn the people; "4. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet and taketh not warning, if the sword comes to take him awav, his blood shall be upon bis own head. 14. hanrd the sound of file trnmnet and took not warning: his blood shall be anon himself ; he that taketh warning shall deliver his souL . But If the watenman seem tne sword come and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned, if the sword come and take away any per son from among them, he is taken away in his iniquit : but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.' " and 194.497.999 bushels, the average of the preceding five yeazs. Acre yield: Crop. 1915 19-yoarav. Cora : S- Wheat 1 - Oats 7 Z9 Barley 9 ! t Rye ".9 194 BsckvatU S9-4 19 9 Potatoes 9. 99.S snstpwtox 19.1 91! Hay tasse. tons Ill 1 4 Hay. wild, tons 1.99 Cottosu pounds 199.1 187 7 Tobacco, pounds T97.1 929.5 Flaxseed 9.8 9.9 Rice M.I iJ SBgar beets, tons 19.3 19.91 Man Tries To Crucify Himself In a Church; Drives Spikes In Feel San Francisco, Calif, Nov. 8. Driv ing spikes through his insteps with the aid of a gaspipe, a man tried to crucify himself in St. Mary's cathedral here Sunday. In so doing he threw the wor shipers Into a panic He gave his name later as Thomas D. Thornton of "Everywhere." and was apparently suf fering from religious mania. It was necessary to secure a hammer to pry the spikes loose. He was re moved to a hospital. A visitor from San Luis Obispo, who was in the congregation is qnoted by father Chas. Ramm of St. Mary's ca thedral, as expressing the belief that the same man attempted a similar act about a month ago in a San Luis Obispo church. GAS FACTORY DBSTnoVKDj I MANAGER. 43 MB. KILLED r.n.. Miri. v. e . ji- I M?if fm SIS Kaerilni v. th" ! patch from Basel Switzerland says i the j German poisonous gas factory at Dor- . nach, Germany, attacked Friday by al- lied aviators, was destroyed and that the manager and 43 workmen were suf- I focated by escaped fumes. I for Pay is Rejected. with which to pay the troops, the com mander attempted to pat them off by promising money later. Burn Market House. The soldiers, joined by a mob of men and women, then went to the market house, set fire to !t. after takiag oat quantities of food, and proceeded to the German consulate ?here silver and lead bullion belonging to the Hhihuahua Mining company is said to have been seized. The confiscation agency tras the visited but nothing of value found there. The forced loan raised suffi cient money to pay off the troops and the mob then dispersed, the Americans say. Max Weber. German consul In Juarez, said Monday that he had not learned of any raid made on the Chihuahua consulate of the German empire. JAPS SILENTLI WORSHIP RULER Bugle Call Rings Out as Yo- shihito and-Party Enter the Ancient Palace. Kioto, Japan. Nov 8. The ancient capital of Japan is now ready for the coronation of Yoehihito as emperor of Japan. The ceremony is set for Wed nesday. The emperor is now in the royal palace here, having completed the journey from Tokio. A church like hush enveloped Kioto when Yoshlhito and a gorgeous cortege made the:r state entry into the city at Z oclock Sunday afternoon. A similar scene never was witnessed in the western world. The emperor and the imperial shrine were silently wor shipped b his subjects. The cortege was regarded as a sacred, mystic and religious procession. Although a desire to avoid accident was a coatroling fac tor, one of the chief reasons for im posing silence upon the multitude was a wish to maintain reverence for the monarch as he arrived in the city for the feacr-ed coronation rites. The Jap anese viewpoint found expression when the master of the ceremonies said to the Americans and other foreigners who were assigned to vantage points In the palace grounds; "When the shrine and the emperor pass, please remove your hats and bow, but do not cheer." Day Is Gray and Solemn. A gray autumn day added to the solemnity of the scene when the pro ! cession entered the palace grounds in a l pure!? Japanese setting. Hundreds, , bent v Ith years stood beside soldiers, j reservists and thousands of delegates from the societies of the empire. Wait- ing at the palace portal were two score women, gowned in ancient robes of white and scarlet. The cortege was an exact representation of the one which passed through Tokio. The shrine, hid den behind curtains of purple, gold and red. borne on the shoulders of yeilow skinned villagers, was preceded by priests afoot and followed by the em peror in the royal olden coach. Katem Palace: Bngle Blown. As the cortege reached the palace gates, the notes of a bugle broke the stillness and Informed the multitude that the sacred mirror was enshrined. Then the reverent restraint was broken and the immense throngs gave then selves up to gaieti. fireworks and illuminations. FRENCH LINER BURNS AT SEA New York. Nov. 8. The French line steamship Roc ham beau has a fire in the reserve coal bunker according to i a message received at the French line ff oillce today. The message from the captain stated that the Rocbambeau is not in danger, but has turned toward Halifax and that the fire is being fought with all facili ties. The message received at the French line office here reads: "Fire in reserve coal bunker amid ships. Fighting fire and have turned toward Halifax. Hope to put it out. Am in no danger at all." Carries 421 Passengers. Paul Faguet. general agent of the line here, said that if It were found neceaaarv to take the shin into Halifax she should reach there late tonight or I ruesoay. The Rochamneau sailed from this uort for Bordeaux last Saturday with 171 passengers in the cabins and 3S " ne steerage- one carried a tun csmsto oi general mercnanaise. M,r flr,t cab,B P-M8er list contains r-rench names almost exclusively Tne Rocbambeau was built at Sr Nazair. France, in 19)11. The liner is 53S feet long. 94 feet beam and 39 feet deep Her register Is lt,tTS tens gross. Kitchen Tells President He Cannot Lead the Fight in The Lower Chamber. OPPOSITION IS TO BE PERSONAL Burden Of Leadership In the House 'Is Thus Thrown Upon Chairman Hay. WASHINGTON. D. O, Nov. 8. Representative Claud Kitchen, Democratic leader of the house, told president Wilson today after a long conference with him. that he could not support the administration's pro gram for national defence and that he would oppose the program in a personal capacity only and not as majority leader. Mr. Kitchen was with the president store than an hour. duria which. Mr. Wriaos outlined to him the army and navy plans for the next session of con gress and for the next five years and sought to influence the majority leader lWt in hausamij with them. uiMsatisxiea witn avy x'lans. "All I can say," said representative Kitchen as be left the white house, "is that I very much regret that I cannot support the president's national de fence program. .The plans do not meet with my convictions, particularly with reference to the navy. "1 shall make a dear exposition oC my views as soon as congress convenes, m a speech m the house," he replied. "Of course I shall not attempt to op pose the program as the majority lead er, but merely in my personal capacity." Mr. Kitchen said ho thoaellt it very ! probable that the majority would favor tne derence program. Chairman Will Lead Fight. Representative Kitchen's definite an nouncement of his position will make It impossible for him to lead the fight for the administration's program in the house. The burden of. the leadership will devolve practically upon chairman Hay. of the military committee, chair man Padgett, of the naval committee, chairman Sherley, of the fortifications eommtitee. and Fitzgerald, of the ap propriations committee. WALSH FORMS COMMITTEE TO AID ORGANIZED LABOR New York. Nov. Frank P. Walsh, former chairman of the extinct federal industrial relations committee, met here today with 11 associates active in industrial reform projects and organ ized a committee on Industrial rela tions, the object of which, it was stated, is to continue the work of the federal commission and urge upon congress I the recommendations contained in the I official reports of the federal commis sion which were complied .by Mr. Walsh and Basil M. Manly. The announcement of the organisa tion Says headquarters will be opened in Washington to carry on an active campaign and that the committee's primary object will be to support or ganized labor It will have no official connection with the government as did the federal commission. SUPERINTENDENTS MUST AFPR0VE THE CONTRACTS Austin. Texas; Nov. 8. It was held today by the attorney general's depart ment, in an opinion to W. F. Doughty, state superintendent of public instruc tion, that a contract entered into by and between the trustees of a common school district and the teacher, is in valid for any purpose until such con tract has been approved by the county superintendent and until such approval neither party is bound by its provis ions. This ruling sustains the position of the state superintendent and is the first time the question has teen raised. WARNING TO ADVERTISERS Advertisers are warned that only one report of tho Audit Bureau of Circulations is offi cial, and that is the one head ed "Auditor's Report" cover ing as stated in paragraph No. S near the top of first page, the "13 moa. ending 3-31-15: Date examined Sept. 191&." The Report on the Times consists of 18 pages stapled together in book form, the last page blank. The Pub lisher makes "Quarterly state ments" on his own responsibil ity, and these statements, each covering three months, have absolutely no official standing, and have no sanction of the A. B. C. As a matter of fact. the Times's "Quarterly state ments" have been completely discredited and proved false. b the Audit whose results are now available to the public as explained on Page 3 in today's Herald.