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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.
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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
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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.

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