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REBELS TAKE CHIHUAHUA:
AMERICANS ARE 1^ PERIL
Fear Captors of Town Will
Seek Revenge for Favors
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.—General
Felix Diaz and his party are bound
io a point off ProgresHO. Yucatan,
where they v.ill be .transferred to a
New York and Cuba Mail steamship.
This information reached the navy
department today in a dispatch from
Itesr Admiral Fletcher, commanding
the American squadron in Mexican
Tin battleship Michigan, carrying
the refugees, should reach Progrptso
tome rro". -
Adm'ral Fletcher did noj.way upon
what vessel the refugees" would suid.
gs ml no mention was made of their
Disquieting despatches wer*J ro
ceiyed today from Mexico. Much
mystery surrounds a meeting at Vera
Cruz today of the German, Swedish
and Norwegians ministers, who have
Journeyed there from Mexico City*by
r special train. Americans in Mexico
Citv are reported to Have tlicir gcods
packed up nnd to lx.- ready to leave
1he capital at a moment's notice.
unitary Attache oa Way Home.
Gaptain William A. Burnside, the
Wnilltary attache to the United States
■ mbassy In Mexico, is on his way
home aboard the Esperanza. which
left Vera Cruz Thursday. He was
summoned to Vera Cruz by John
Hind, with whom he went into con
ference immediately 6n his arrival.
A ter a brief conference, Mr. land
escorted him aboard the steamship,
on board Of which is also the Jap
anese military attache, who is com
ing to Washington.
Tlie Fifteenth cavalry, part of
which is at Fort .Alyer and part at
Fort Leavenworth? 1ms been ordered
to the Mexican border. Another
eavalrs regiment will be ordered to
the border today. It is reported that
the commanding officers of the
militia of several States have re
al ved word from Washington to
have their commands ready to move.
Vnny »|pl Mff HMtiy «o Act.
Doth the arm; sus nmtfy *i» many
to act should any emergency arise.
T)ie movements of both branches of
the service were, formulated and de
rided several months asro. The ad
ndni-trattorv. however, does not con
■■ template making any armed move
ment against Mexico.
The secretary of state is now cara
-bnlgniiig in New Jersey and the Pres
ident. it is announced, will not make
nnv move in the situation until after
the result of the Mexican elections
Is made known. It has been
announced that the newly-elected
Mexican Congress, in w’hlch the cleri
cal party appears to have a majority,
would not be called together to can
vass the elect'on until November IB.
hut freah dispatches from Mexico In
dicate it may be earlier.
Tt is expected that it will be an
nounced that General Huerta has re
ceived a majority of the votes east.
-This will probably be followed by
General Huerta declaring formally
th^t these votes are void, and that
• General Blanquet, his minister of war
' end devoted follow er, has been elect
ed Vlce-pres'dent. and as such will
ect ns president, it is declared in ad
m'lnstratlon circles that President.
W'lson has no more i^ea of recogniz
ing any of Huerta’B creatures than he
has of recognizing Huerta.
President Consults Moore.
President Wilson, and Counselor
John BasHett Moore, of the State de
partment, discussed the Mexican situ
ation tdtlay at length. As most of the
members of the cabinet were away
there was no session of the Presi
dent's official family. Since the Pres
ident will gb to Princeton, N. J., to
vote next'Tuesday, there will be no
cabinet' meeting then and. except for
informal consideration in the interval,
*lt is not likely that any plan of action
will be discussed at a cabinet meet
ing until late next week.
There was nothing to indicate any
prospects of earlier action. Mr.
Moore did not discuss his talk with
The President had no other engage
ment today, planning to devote him
self for the most part to the Mexican
situation and the currency problem.
/Federal* Uult Chihuahua.
DALLAS, Tex.. Oct. 31.—A dispatch
to the Dallas News from El Paso
said Chlhaahua City, Mexico, was
) evacuated by federals yesterday,
V Vicing the city open to capture wlth
>it resistance by Paneho Villa’s reb
els. 'Villa’s men had occupied the
outskirts of Chihuahua before the
abandonment. The federals were said
to have retreated toward Juarez. The
‘‘Thousands of American and Mexi
can citizens who were unable to board
the ten troop trains are panic
stricken. They have no means of get
ting awnv from the stricken city and
'fear Is held for their lives. Many be
lieve that followers of Orozco will
be given no quarters by Villa during
. tliu artcupatlon of the. State capital."
^ M$XIC€> CITY, Oct. M.—The rebel
force which for several days had been
attacking Monterey has been driven
frqtn the vicinity of the city, accord
ing to private and railroad telegrams
received at the capital.
Several hundred federal troops un
der Generals Tellez and Maas reached
the city today after a nine days’ trip
and Murder Forty-seven
/i SAN Lyis POTOSI, Mexico, Oct.
'•1.—A force of 600 revolutionists yes
terday rounded up. tortured and
killed forty-seven out of fifty mount
ed policemen sent from here to pro
tect a ranch 'twenty miles to the
west. Their mutilated bodies were
In many cases hung on trees. The
three policemen who escaped re
Bodies pf revolutionists today
threatened communications between
here and Aguaseall^ntiw. A train
loft that town this morning carrying
a heavy guard and rapidttre guns.
Wear vour reels ttrulght with Aeche*
batch HeelaUste; 28c, all dealer*.—A*r.
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ATI TAX OFFICE
! Collections Far Ahead of Those
of Last Year—Many Seek
j City Receiver Richard .1. Franz lias
so far received nearly $120,000 in ex
| cess of last year’s taxes.
The total receipts as computed to
! day have been $2,485,441.
The receipts Wednesday were the
heaviest in the history ef the local
[ tax office. The day’s total was $938,
i 000. Yesterday about $300,00) was
! Paid in.
Today was the last day upon which
1 a discount of i per cent, was allowed
on tax bills. From tomorrow to the
j first of December a discount of % per
cent, will lie Riven. After December
1 Int<+est will be charged at the rate
of 12 per cent, on unpaid bills.
Five hundred thousand dollars'
/worth of tax bonds were retired yes
terday by City Comptroller Tyler
iPartnly from the receipts of taxes,
which are greatly in excess of the col
lections at the same p> riod last year.
The bonds whicli were retired yester
day were temporary loan bonds which
were issued in accordance with the
law in anticipation of the collection of
taxes. They were renewed Septem
ber 20 lapt and were due yesterday.
City' Comptroller Parmly said to
day: "The tax reoeipts so far have
exceeded last year’s receipts at this
time, and all bonds issued will be
paid at maturity provided the collec
tion of taxes will warrant it.’’
Rev. Charles Lewis Gomph, of
Bridgeport, Conn., Visits Lo
The new rector at Grace Episcopal
Church. #1 Broad and Walnut streets,
will, according to rumor, bo Rev.
Charles Lew is Gomph, of Trinity
Church, Bridgeport, Coiinf
It Is understood that a calLhas been
extended to him, but It is rmt known
whether he will accept.
He was seen In the parish yesterday
in company with Charles A, Gruin
i»on, of 116 Ollpton avenue, the
senior warden, and the Very Rev.
Dean 'Wllford L. Kobbins, of the
Crenerai Theoiogicai seminary.
Rev. Elliot White, former pastor of
the ehurcji. Iff! today- for Philadel
phia. where he will be rector of St.
• r S •fT' 1 .*»».. —3—
Mr. Gomph, who Is a high church
man, has been very suocessful ln his
Bridgeport' pastorate. He went to
Trinity Church two years ago from
a New York charge. ,
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 31.—No
inkling has been given here as to
the reported Intention of Rev. Charles
Lew:ls Uompli to accept a call to
Grace Church, Newark.
Plant at Haskell Blows Up.
One Dead, Another
PATERSON, Oct. 31.—One man was
killed and another Is dying In the
Paterson General Hospital as the re
sult of an explosion in the Corning
plant of the Du Pont Powder 'Works
at Haskells, six miles north of here
"Mike” Speis, a laborer, was killed
instantly. Max Fine was fatally hurt.
Both victims were employed in the
Fihe, who is twenty-one, entered
the corning mill about 8 o’clock. The
mill Is built between barricades of
Fine saw a flash from an electric
connection. A moment later it war
followed by a terrific explosion. Fine
shot bodily upwards in the air. He
struck fifteen feet from the building,
liiH clothes aflame.
Despite Ills injuries. Fine regained
his feet and ran to the Wanaque
river and plunged in. eH was res
cued by fellow workmen and sent to
Speis, standing twenty feet away
from the mill at the time of the ex
Flying debris struck him on - the
head and fractured his Hkull. He was
killed almost Instantly.
A stormy meeting is expected to
night when Michael 15. Kane Jr., and
Justice-of thi Peace Henry Tower
attempt to organize 300 or 400 de
positors in opposition to the pro- i
posed reorganization. Clifford F. I
MacEvoy. president of the Deposi
tors’ Association, and others who are,
working for the establishing of the
new Mutual Bank will be present to
oppose any stampede of the deposi
’Accountants are now working in
the , office of-the old RoBeville Trust
Company opening hooks for the new
Number of Regional Banks
Still Puzzles Committee
W ASHINGTON. Oct «1—The ques
tion of how many regional reserve
banks should administer the hew
currency system kept the Senate
banking committee again in vigorous
discussion today and apparently still
far from a vote.
Several senators declared the com
mittee was desirous of arriving at a
unanimous conclusion, believing that
a report signed by every member of
the committee would have great
weight in the Senate. It was sug
gested that Senator Read’s plan for
forty-seven regional banks might 'be,
the basis of a compromise.
CALL AS WITNESS
IN GRAFT PROBES
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Tammany Leader Will Not Tes
tify in “John Doe” Pro=
STILWELL ISSUES NEW
DENIAL OF “CONFESSION”
'Absolves All from Secrecy and
‘‘Little Black Book” Loses
XKW YORK. Oct. 31.—With many
witnesses, including John A. Hennes
sy. called today for the John Doe pro
ceedings lieforO Chief Magistrate JIc
Adoo; and with Stephen J. Stllwell,
convicted senator, absolving from se
crecy all who took part in conversa
tions with him at Sing Sing, the full
contents of the "little black book”
were likely to become public before
Already, however, it lias been es
tablished that the "book” which Hen
nessy has been holding up as con
taining secrets of gravest importance
Is really a harmless affair which holds
ito substantial charge against any
The potency of the "little black
book' lay In its mystery, and the
bower of Mr. Hen newsy seems to have
been that of a veiled prophet
Stllwell himself says that he mav
tell all about It this evening.
r The managers of the campaign of
Kdward R. McCall, Democratic candi
date for mayor, gave out a Statement
last midnight, which had been' re
ceived from Stllwell.
In this brief written statement
I Stllwell calls upon Mr. Ilennessv.
Warden Clancy and others to tell all
they know. The substance of it is
that, he has made no confession and
has none to make involving any per
son: that he was Informed by friends
of Governor Sulzer that aid for Sul
zer would mean his pardon and that
the pardon was conditioned upon/his
making affidavits against Charles F.
Murphy, State Senators Wagner and
Frawley and Assemblymen Smith aud
Levy which he could not do.
V«rphy win Not Appear.
It had been expected that Charles i
l'\ Alurphy. Tammany chief, would !
face John A. Hennessy In court this 1
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the John
Dot; investigation which Chief Magis
trate William McAdoo will begin intu !
alleged irregular campaign contrlbu-1
tions along the lines suggested to I
District Attorney Whitman by Hen- I
nessy. The'hearing will be held pub
licly in tbs, .Criminal Courts building
atid Mr. Hennessy, wffo was sub
poenaed last' night, will be the first
It was said at noon today, how
ever, that Mr. Murphy wdpld not be
called as a witness.' Tt was also said
on good authority that there was no
reason why he should be called.
Mr. Hennessy has accused Murphy
of being the arch grafter jn the po
lotical system in this State. Mr. Mur
phy has called Hennessy an "in
famous liar” and Hennessy has re
torted by qualifying Mr. Alurphy as
many variegated kinds of liar.
Many Witnesses Called. *
Besides Mr. Murphy the list of wit
nesses includes Treasurer McLean, of
the Democratic State Committee; J.
.Sergeant Cram, former Judge Samuel
Beardsley, Nicholas F. Brady, Nor
man E. Mack, E. S. Kerbaugh, Tom
Foley. William J. Conners, Morgan J.
O'Brien and . many others well known
Enthusiasm for the Fusion munic
ipal ticket headed by John Purroy
Alitohel reached Its height last nlglit
at a monster mass meeting In Madi
son Square Garden. An audience
which packed the big amphitheatre
heard the mayoralty candidate him
self, former Mayor Seth Ixiw, who
once led a Fusion cause to victory;
Oscar S. Straus, former ambassador
to Turkey, and others attack Tain
many Hall, Edward E. McCall, Its
mayoralty candidate, and Charles F.
Murphy, Its leader.
Mr. Straus aroused the great crowd
to a demonstration when he de
nounced Tammany Hall for what he
declared was its recently-displayed
power to conduct its own recall and
make and unmake a governor. "I do
not purpose permitting any one man
to frame a recall for me—and. abovo
all, not Charles F. Murphy,” he de
Seth Low, as chairman, caught the
crowd when in answering his own
question, “How can Tammany be de
stroyed?” he replied, “By putting it
on a hunger strike and not trying to
forcibly feed it.”
Edward E. McCall addressed a
number of Democratic meetings at j
which he departed from his usual ]
custom and mentioned by name John j
A. Hennessy, Governor Sulzer’s graft ;
investigator, who has brought many
charges against McCall and Murpliy
in his nightly speeches for the Fusion
ticket. “The charges of Hennesy and
Sulzer, Instead of winning a Fusion
victory, will by their perfldlousness
damn the fusion cause before elec
tion day.” McCall declared.
Hennesay (onllnitfn Attack.
Hennessy continued his spirited
campaign last night, his principal ad
dress being dell^Mjed at Cooper
Union. He devoted fha. greater part
of his talk to Charles F. Murphy, re
iterating charges he has made against
the Tammany leader, Incidentally
heaping ridicule upon him for his dec
laration that he returned to Anthony
X, Urady, now dead, the latter’s |25,
Otis campaign contribution.
Former Judge Samuel A. Beardsley,
who took the money from Brady to
Murphy, yesterday affirmed Leader
Murphy’s declaration that it had been
returned to Mr. Brady.
"Last night ” said Hennessy in his
Cooper Union speech, “I heard that
Judge Samuel Heardsley was to come
out with a statement that the 126,000
went back to Mr. Brady. I told the
assistant district attorney to send for
Mr. Beardsley, but when we went
after him we found he had gone to
Buffalo. Mr. Beardsley knows that
money never went back—that it went j
iiAn Charlie Murphy’s pocket or down
to Wall Htret-t or for some other Tam
Statements, denials of charges and
the continued use of "the little black
book” said to contain the record of
conversations with former Senator
Stephen J. Sttlvfrell in'Sing Sing prison
which was turnerf river to District
f Continued* on Page IS, Columa »).
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Snow in Albany
ALBANY, X. Y„ Oct. 81.--This city
had its first snow of the season to
day. The squall lasted half an hour,
but the. flakes melted as they fell.
Last year the first snow fell here on
Daughter of Speaker of House of Representatives
and Her Hostess at Dinner and Dance Tonight jj
hiss MAD£LE.!|H£ £DIS0M
, t ■ n*a net at*,, Me ± rb i-'k
KILLS SELF WHEN
HIS WIFE LEAVES
Death by Gas Follows Unsuc
cessful Effort to Bring
Despondent, it is said, because his
fourth wife had left him. and his
daughter had sent back an unopened
letter of reconciliation, John Edden,
seventy-four years old, of 48 Bergen
street, killed himself today.
His body was found at 10:30 U. m.
by l’red Walter, in whose house he
had been rooming for two months.
Edden did not appear for breakfast.
When his absence became alarming,
Walter broke in the bedroom door,
the cracks of which lmd been stuffed
up inside. The room was tilled with
gas and Edden was dead in bed.
Until five months ago Edden kept
a confectionery store at Winans ave
nue and Bergen street. IHs wife is
said to have left him and he gave up
He had been depressed for some
time. He6 wrote several letters, ac
cording to Walter, which were re
turned unopened. 'One, said to have
been ■ addressed • to a daughter in
Montclair, was sent hack to him un
delivered yesterday and the incident
seemed to upset him completely.
The body was removed to Voile’s
Wealthy Man *and Wife
Burned to Death Trying
to Save Dog from Fire
CHICAGO, Oct. 31.—Grafton Stev
ens, a wealthy resident of the suburb
of Wilmette, and his wife were
burned to death early today seeking
to save a pet dog.
Returning late front the home of
friends they discovered their home, in i
which the (log had been locked, in j
flames. Botli rushed in and were I
trapped when the roof collapsed. i
Mrs. Wilson Suggests Plan
to Better U. S. Toilers’ Lot
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.—Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson has taken an active
Interest in the betterment of condi
tions under which girls and women
work here in the various government
departments. It leaked out today
that she made a tour through the big
government printing office yesterday
without revealing her Identity and
thought the women workers did not
have sufficient space in the recrea
tion or rest rooms. She Is said to j
have urged the President to help im
Mrs. Wilson also is urging Postmas
ter-General Burleson to improve the
mail-bag repair department of the
poBtdfflce. She recently visited the.
establishment and is said to have'
become convinced that more precau
tions ought to be taken to prevent
tuberculosis and other disease germs
from affecting those who work on the
House Delays Action on
Plan for Naval Holiday
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 A discus-1
Bion of International disarmament
was brought up In the House today ‘
by Representative Hensley, of Mis- ]
souri. it Democrat, who Ineffectually i
sought action on a resolution express
ing the sentiment of the House for
co-operation with the naval holiday
Proposed by the British lord of the
admiralty, Winston Churchill.
Speaker Clark declared that when
the entire House membership got
back to Washington he wanted to see
the resolution passed aqgl gave no
tice that he would deliver later a
Bpeech going over the armament
situation the world over. He declared
that Germany had been used "as a
raw head and bloody lame and as a'
great terror to Americans" in the!
past during naval debates.
Sctton on the resolution was do- (
Brooding Over 3eW-Slain Wife
and Two Children, Man
PATERSON, Oct. SI.—By drinking
the contents of two bottles of car
bolic acid, Joseph Howarth. prosper
ous superintendent of a local silk
mill, wiped out a family of four, all of
whom have committed suicide. How
arth’s wife, two daughters and son
have all ended their lives by drinking
Howarth had been despondent over
the loss of his family. He was found
by his niece about 9 o’clock this
morning rolling about In agony on
the floor of his home, 473 East
Twenty-fifth street. The niece, Mrs.
Elmer Hall, from her home nearby
heard his cries, but Howarth died be
fore she could summon a doctor.
He was sixty-two years old.
Howarth’s wife committed suicide
twenty-four years ago by drinking
poison. Three years ago. his daugh
ter ended her life in a similar man
ner. in the same house and a year
later his son died by his own hand,
drinking carbolic acid.
Mr. Howarth was born in England
and came to this city when a very
young man. He is known to have
brooded continually over thed eath
of his wife, and coupled with the
self destruction of his two children,
is believed to havew recked him
Speed King Is j
Killed in Auto
LONDON. Oct. 81.—Percy Lambert,
holder of many world's automobile
speed records, was .killed on the
Brooklands motor race track today
while making an effort to break the
one-hour record. Lambert was trav
eling af a speed of more than 114
miles on hour when one of the tires
burst. The machine somer .ulted
and then shot over the top of an em
bankment. The driver was crushed j
beneath the wreckage. He died on
the way to the hospital.
/On Monday of this week Lambert j
captured the fifty-mile world's record. ;
covering the distance in 27 minutes
2 2-5 seconds. On February 15 on the j
same track he established a new rec- |
ord for one hour, 1034* miles. At the
same time he made a new 100-mile j
record of 57 minutes 49 3-5 seconds.
Excise Board turns Down
Applications for Transfer.
The Board of Excise Commission- 1
ers# this afternoon grunted twenty- J
nine renewals of licenses and four- j
teen transfers ang rejected four J
applications for transfers. The trans
fers refused were: Gustave Shroeder, ;
from .1& Beacon street to 289 South
Nineteenth street; Samuel Sebersky,
5 New Jersey Railroad avenue to
William Hirsch. same address: Willis '
1.' U-llHc 1 AO Qronng ♦ VI a1_
$20=a*Week Clerk Pleads
Not Guilty to $55,000 Theft:
NEW YORK. Oct. 31.—John C.
Sehlldknocht, the $30-week clerk of j
the Washhum-C'rosby Company, who
in charged with having spent $35,00*1 i
of his employers' money In high llv- I
ing within si* months, pleaded not j
guilty today to indictment charging J
him with grand larceny and forgerj.
1?) default of $10,000 bail Schild
nucht went bn k to the Tombs to I
await trial. I ■
AT LIBRARY BALL
Speaker’s Daughter to Be En
■ tertained at Dinner Also'
by Miss Edison.
Preceding the annual ball tonight
for the benefit of the Orange Free
Public Library, Miss Madeleine Edi
son, daughter of Thomas A. Edison,
who is president of the Library Aux
iliary and chairman of the ball com
mittee, will entertain at a dinner at
her home in Llewellyn Park In honor
of Miss Genevieve Clark, daughter of
Speaker Champ Clark, who Is her
house guest. Other guests will be
John Eyre Sloane, of South Orange.
Miss Edison's fiance; Miss Kath
erine Gellatly, Miss Lois .Scheerer,
John V. Miller and Jesse Metcalf, of
the Oranges, and Frank Fackenthal,
of New York.
The color scheme will be yellow and
black in keeping with Halloween, and
natturtlums will he used for decora
Many other dinner parties have
been arranged, and the hosts and
hostesses, with the'r guests will de
part for the ball Immediately fol
lowing those functions. Prominent
social leaders are patrons and pa
tronesses for the dance, which is the
largest society event of the season.
Assisting Miss Edison in receiving
at the ball will be her mother, Mrs.
Thomas A. Edison; Mrs. Charles
Hathaway. Mrs. Ira A, Kip, jr„ Mrs.
Manton B. Metcalf. Mrs. Hammond
Bradshaw. Mrs. William Barr. Mrs.
Philip McKIm Garrison. Mrs. Charles
Edwin Eaton. Mrs. T. O'Conor gloane.
Mrs. Frank Vanderpoel, Mrs. William
Bouldln. Jr.. Mrs. 'Alexander King.
Mrs. Cyrus Hitchcock, Mrs. Henry
H. Wehrhane. Mrs. George E. Halsey
and Mrs. William A. Barstow.
Head of Salvation Army
Here on Way to Canada
NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—William
Bramwell Booth, who succeeded hie
late father as head of the Salvation
army, arrived in New York today on
his first visit to America. He will go
direct to Winnipeg and Toronto and
will then return to the T’nited States,
stopping first at Chicago.
The general was a little under the
weather during the trip over and re
mained in his state-room. He is
fifty-seven years old. For years he
was his father's chief lieutenant.
General Booth was visibly annoyed
when reporters asked him If he ex
pected to visit his brother. Balling
ton Booth, head of the Volunteers of
America, from whom he has been
long estranged. "I saw my brother
when he was last in England." he
said, "and I expect to see him here
soon. As to an alliance between the
armies 1 cannot say. 1 don't know
how ray brother would take to such
a suggestion. If my brother would
seek such an alliance I would gladly
entertain it, hut I have not yet given
the matter any thought."
Nobel Prize for Science
does to Tuberculosis Foe
BERLIN'. Oct. 31.—Thy Xobcl prize
for science was today awarded to
Professor Charles Hlchet, u member
of the French Academy of Medicine
and president of the Psychical Re
search Society of London. He is
sixty-three years old and has speWt
many years combating tuberculosis.
Two Die as Boat Burns
CHARLEROI. Pa.. Oct. *1 —
George Rose, of Kittanning. Pa., and
Henry Botvers, of Creighton, Pa,,
workmen employed on a sand-digger,
met death early today when the boat
burned in the Monongahglu river,
near Speer. Pa. Lee Camp and his
son were saved by Walter Clark, a
t ml rtjCen - year-old boy. who, seeing the
fire, put off from Speer and brought
them ashore in o. row boat. The prop
erty loss is about fS,0tK).
Battle if Feared When Militia
men March on Stronghold
TKl .VI 1>aL), Celt.. < let. 31.—Adju
tant-* leni-ral OUaa s after conference
with hie siafiT today decided to enter
the Ludlew strikers' colon;. where
more than 1,000 armed men hr ve»l»wii j
Buying since tii’ strike w*s called,
and proceed with their disarmament.
Conference continued on plans by
which tho troops could cuter Ludlow- *
without precipitating e battle with
the strikers, a feat w liich th ad ju
tant-general said would be the most
difficult p-oblern yel encountered.
Htrik^-- except at. Ludlow, ar. de
livering the arm* and ammunition.
Conditions at every mine camp and
strikers' colony last night wen uuie.,
according to reports from th; adju
tant-general's tent. The artillery
prepared to move toward Ludlow j
some time today, (ieneral Chase said
it would have orders to halt three 1
miles from the touts. The strikers
swarm the hills for miles about Lud
DENVER, f>ct. 31.—Actual efforts to
disarm approximately 1,2Ch* strikers in
the Ludlow tent colony veil! not be
made until tomorrow. This was the
information received today by Gov
ernor Ammons, in a teelphone con
versation with Adjutant-General John
Chase. At 'tl»e time General Chase'
was in the Ludlow tent colony with.
John R. l^awson, an offic ial of the |
United Mine Workers of America.
Negotiation#* ^'or the peaceful sur- |
render of arms by the strikers were j
under was. and it is said these
would continue throughout the day.
It was not the intention of General i
Chase to have the troops, which ear
lier left Trinidad, enter the tent col- j
Instructor in Bruce St. School
Resigns and Ends Board's
Hy rvc. -..S nf circumstances sur
rounding the case, members of the
Board of Education at their meeting
were not obliged to determine if teaoh
I era abont to become mothers may re
I main away from echoed. For some
1 trtne the question bus been before the
members of the board in an unofficial
way. and Just night /it was thought !
likely tha| the matter would be
broached. Til*- cas^ had to (jo with a !
married teacher with Is about to be- i
come a mother. Several months ago 1
the teacher in question, who was In
the Bruce Street School, asked the |
board for a leave of absence. The
application was accompanied by a s
doctor’s certificate, which, in general I
terms, set forth that the applicant j
needed rest. The I* r<l insisted on
more specific reasons and when these j
were not forthcoming, action on the ;
application was deferred.
Yesterday, the cause of the teach
ers remaining away from school be-1
came known to persons in the office
of Superintendent Poland, but in such !
a way that they could not place it
before the board officially. As a re-'
suit the question was discussed in
the abstract at committee meetings.
For the purpose- of determining
their power in a matter of this kind,
the board appealed to its attorney,
Charles M. Myers, asking him if
there was any legal obstacle to pre
vent a mother-teacher from teaching
In his reply. Attorney Myers said
he would rather not give an opinion, j
but believed the teachers' tenure of
office act practically put the matter
up to tt)e board to determine “just
cause*.'' for the dismissal of a
The resignation of the teacher at
last night's meeting ended the ques
tion so far as this particular case is
First U. S. Ambassador to
Spain Received by Alfonso
MADRID. Spain. Oct. St—The first
United States ambassador to Spain,
Colonel Joseph E. W lllard, of \ ir
ginin. was received today by Kina
Alfonso. The ambassador and liis
1 staff were escorted to the palace by a
detachment of the Royal Guards.
mbassador Willard later in the day
called on Premier Dato and the prin
i cl pal members of the Spanish royal
The Madrid newspapers today pub
lish long articles referring to the cor
dial relations between the Pnited
States and Spain, and commenting
favorably on the elevation of the
American legation y an embassy.
Commission Upholds Sale
of Interchangeable Mileage
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. The sale
of Interchangeable mileage book.- with
I the requirement that the coupons be
1 exchanged for tickets before a jour
ney is begun, was held by the Inter
state Commerce Commission today to
be neither discriminatory nor in vio
lation of the law.
SMI TAKEN ON
Charges Made Against Hum
meil and Kane by Sher
ALLEGED BANK LOOTER
AT MUSHROOM DINNER
Taken to Orango Mountains
Following Bankruptcy Hear
ing in Auto of Counsel.
Complaint* of"idereliction of duty on
the part of Charles F. Hummell and
John L. Kane, court attendant*, suu
1"-nd.-d • eater Jay by Sheriff John F.
Monahan. are Itelng prepared and
"ill b< forwarded to the Civil Service
Commission at Trenton within a few
Hummell and Kune are the officers
who had Ka’ inond E. Smith in charge
in the earl} part of this week when
he was taken from the county jail
each dev on a writ of habeas corpus
to attend the hearings on his bank
ruptcy petition before Keferee E. (J
Adams. The duties of Hummell and
Kane were to take Smith from the
jail to the Bankruptcy Court, guard
him during the time he was in court
and return him to jail at the conclu
sion of vile hearing each day.
Theda \ afternoon after court had
adjourned at 3:45 o'clock, Hummei.
Kune and Smith loft the Bankruptcy
Court in an automobile furnished by
Frank M. McDermit. jr„ went to Mc
Cloud's mushroom farm, on the top
of th, orange mountains in West Or
ange, where a beefsteak and mush
room dinner was enjoyed.
Smith was not returned to the
county jail until about 6:45 o'clock.
No report of Smith’s late arrival at
the jail was made to the sheriff's
office, it being supposed by the Jaii
officials that Smith had been in con
sultation with his counsel.
Tteports did, however, reach Prose
cutor I.oiiis Hood Tuesday night of
the automobile ride and mushroom
dinner enjoyed by Smith and ills
guard- at a point four or five miles
from the county jail, and Wednesday
he had a quiet investigation made to
ascertain the facts. He then laid tha
facts before Judge Harry V. Osborne,
who in turn left word at the sheriff's
office tha-' he desired to see Sheriff
John F. M mahan on Thursday morn
Judg" < is borne met the sheriff be
fore that time, both being guests at
the dinner tendered Chief of Police
Michael .T. Bong on Wednesday
night. Judge Osborne told Sheriff
Monahan of the dereliction of duty
on the part of Hummell and Kane,
with the result that the sheriff had
i the men before him > Srly yesterday ■,
morning, and after they had ad
mitted the truth of the charges
against them, promptly suspended
them pending an Investigation.
But no word was given out by the
sheriff's office of the suspension, and
it was not until late yesterday aft
ernoon that news of the suspension
Mr. McDermit admits be had Smith
and his two guards as his guests at
a mushroom dinner at McCloud’s
Tuesday night. He says that after
the proceedings in the Bankruptcy
Court had finished it wag too late for
Smith to have received his regular
meal at the county jail, so lie had the
dinner at McCloud's prepared. The
reason the dinner took place so far
away from the county Jail is ex
plained by McDermit. who says that
he wished to consult with Smith over
some matters pertaining to the bank
ruptcy. and took advantage of tbs
automobile ride to do so. He also
claims that the party was at Mc
Clouds less than half an hour.
Hummell and Kane refuse to dis
cuss the matter in any way except to
admit they made the trip to Mc
Cloud's and that the} have been sus
pended by Sheriff Monahan.
When charges are made against
county employees protected by civil
service the charges are forwarded to
the State Civil Service t bmmlssion at
Trenton which, after an investigation,
sots a date for hearing, at w hich time
the employees have an opportunity to
put in any defense to the charges they
Last Victim of Triple
Murder Accuses Slayer
RAY, X. D.. Oct. 31.—D. T Dillon,
who, with his wife and daughter, was
shot down at the Dillon farm some
days ago. died today. TUadlus Dillon,
a brother, from Indiana, who h«“
been at the liedside of the dying mao
since last Saturday, is suffering a
nervous breakdown as a result of ths
The death of Dillon destroys an im
portant link of evidence upon which
the authorities biased the charge that
< leve Culbertson, under arrest al
Willlston. i-onimitieed the triple mur
ders. Feeling Is high and the jail in
! which Culbertson Is beld Is being
[guarded. Dillon in a dying statement
[accused Culbertson of the crime.
Aviators Escape in Long Fall
VERSAILLES, France. Oct. 31 —Vic
tor Stoeffler. the German aviator,
and his mechanic had a narrow es- •
cape from death today when their
i aeorplane capsized and fell from a
I height of 400 feet. Stoeffler was
. severely bruised and the mechanic
got a 'broken leg. They were pro
tected irom more serious injuries by
tho canvas wings of the machine,
which broke the force of the fall.
The aviators bad just left the aero
drome at 'Villaeoublay on the way to
Warsaw. Poland. • yy*
DIABOLICAL TRICK PLAYED ON CELESTIAL
BY BOYS WHO USE BRICK AS A LURE
I Jim Wong, Miliburn's laundryman.
! is a very angry individual today.
I .Tim's hands are badly burned, and
j as a result the customers’ shirts, col
lars. etc., are waiting to be ironed.
No. J+m didn’t pick up a hot Iron
with his bare hand, but met with his
i accident in quite another way
His yellow cheeks bulging, the Ce
| lestial was about to spray a stream
I „f water on ft skirt yesterday |
■ afternoon, when a brick came hur
tling through the doorway of his
shop. He looked up and in the road
1 outside saw a half-dozen schoolboys
I leering at him.
IT*. tor words to that ef
f?*9d yelled the Chinaman,
i "Chink, chink, muck-a-bi!" came'
hack the laughing-youngsters.
Wong lost his patience and stooped
down to get the brick. Clutching It
he started to run to the door. With
a howl he stopped, dropped the brick,
and danced about the shop, squirting
th* water from Ills mouth—not/ou a
shirt'but on his Ungers.
"Ki Vi. yip. klllee me, chow, yow,
police!" land a few- things not fit to
print, even in Chinese).
The police force was up the ("treat
and Vie came running to the scene.
Following the motions 6f the laun
dry man bt realised the trick that had
been played and started out to And
th< liovs—but not until he had a
laugh at the plight of the Chinaman.
The briek had been red-hot and
fresh from a tionflre when tbs !>*£•
threw it In the shop!
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