The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Sunday, October 25, 1908 Page: 1 of 48
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THE BUSY MAH IC
THE ONE 7HO USEC
1 THE FOSTffi
SEND IN YOUR AD TODAT
"ALL THE NEWS
WHILE IT IS NEWS"
HEARST READS MORE
He Declares Oil Interests Have Decided Every
Election for the Past Twenty Years.
Begins Speech With Accusa-
tion Against the Dead.
HOW JUDGES GET OFFICE
Reads Correspondence Concerning
"KNOWLEDGE OF OIL AND GAS"
According to Letters Is Reason
Given by John D. Archbald to
Gov. Stone for Fitness of
Judges Now on Bench.
(Associated Press Report.)
NTBW YORK. October 24. William R.
Hearst read more Standard OH letter
tonight at two big maes meetings one
In Brooklyn and the other at Carnegie
hall. Manhattan at whloh the National
and gubernatorial candidates of tha In-
dependence party were speakers. Thomaa
L. Hlagen. the party's presidential can-
didate; Clarence J. Shearn. candidate for
governor and other speakers preceded
Mr. Hearst at the Carnegie hall meeting
and they were enthusiastically cheered
throughout their apeechea but It was ap-
parent that the audience awaited the ap-
pearance of Mr. Hearat and the promised
reading of the Standard Oil letters.
Mr. Hlagen waa delivering an address
-whan Mr. Hearst walked from the aisle
onto the platform. Inatantly there was
a wild outburst of cheering the clapping
of hands and the blowing of horns which
completely drowned the voice of the presi-
dential candidate. Mr. Hlagen gracefully
Cava way to the National chairman of
the Independence party and Mr. Hearst
began reading the letters.
ddcxdeb Rational elections.
i At Ma Brooklyn meeting Mr. Hearst
began hla speech by saying that the
Standard Oil company has been largely
tAartrnmsntal In deciding every National
election for the past twenty years and
"Mr. Cleveland was supported by the
Standard Oil oempany through such nf
Its Important representatives aa the
Paynes. William C. Whitney and Calvin
Atar the Cleveland regime the Stand-
ard Oil company affiliated with Mr.
Henna and contributed liberally to his
"Thle Intimacy was so great that Mr.
Hanna and the representatlvea of the
Standard OH company are found In their
correspondence to be addressing each
other by their first names.
"When Mr. Hanna (tied the Standard
Oil company then regarded Mr. Roosevelt
with considerable distrust and dismay."
There was a noticeable stir In the audi-
ence at the mention of Mr. Cleveland a
name and a voice shouted:
"Don't drag In the names of the dead;
let the dead rest In their graves ''
This waa the only Interruption of the
kind. Mr. Heam at the Carnegie hall
meeting avoided using the name of Mr.
Cleveland but the name of Mark lingua
was not omitted loom his speech. After a
brief introductory address the Standard
Oil letters were read.
BEGINS ON STANDARD OIL.
Mr. Hearst began by referring to his
previous disclosures regarding so-called
Standard OH letters and In commenting
"I have endeavored to show clearly
the corruption of the two old parties
nntl the need of a new party. 1 have
endeavored to show tlio necessity for
the measures which the platform of the.
independence party demunilH if the re-
public la to endure. 1 have considered It
my solemn duty to give the citizens of
thla nation the Informal Ion 1 possessed.
J have performed my duty Impartially
"My disclosures are about at an end.
but 1 have an Important hatch of letters
tonight hearing upon a matter closo to
the heart of all good citizens.
' The indepenaenco parly platform de-
clares lor the election of senators hy
the people. The Independence puny
platform also calls for the election of
congressmen by the people. There are
many patriots citizens who do not as
yet realise the advantages of thin plnnk.
but 1 propose to show tonight the ln-
luences that ai o exerted wnenever op-
unity to secure tne uppoinlment of
ea lavorahle to thu Stalniurd oil pre-
SAYS A F()N1 KARIOWELU
fore reading thtuiti letters 1 am golnie
iny friends In the audience to
lo me a fond rnrewell. Informa-
as been delicately convoyed to me
f I stop rending letters right now
II be forgiven but if I make any
lht disclosure the whole power of
Skndard Oil will be used against me.
farewell to my friends therefore.
e 1 am go.ng to read the letters.
ilBroadway. Decemner 6. 1C My
Bovernor. 1 am sure you will par-
y seeming presumption on my part
Xing you on a auhject In which
ereonally and on oehall of mv
iy 1 am great ly Interested. II Is
I the appointment If at all ran-
of JuiiKc iorrlson of McKeeno
aupre'ue court bench vice Kltch-
easeil. Judge Morrison';! charac-
abHItv and Integrity needs no
t my hands hut nslila from thean
onsliU -rations his lamlllarltv with
pertains to the great industries
d gas In the Important relation
iar lo the Interests of the western
the .SI. ite make him especially
e as a member of the court from
ilng thai it may prove possible
to ravoraiuy consider judge Mor-
appoininient. 1 am with high ro-
" John D. Archbold.'
William A. Stone llarrlsburg Pa.
DED 8BVKRAL JUDOKB.
Vainly do not Intend to attack tlio
I do not Intend to make the
ooromsnt upon this letter. But
liberty to inform' the public that
riii'nn-" i i" 1 1 rfrirw q
m i -m
INDEX TO THE POST
Forecast for Houston and vicinity Sunday-
Fair and slightly warmer; light northerly
winds becoming variable.
Temperature and precipitation record at
Houston for the twenty-four hours ending at 7
p. m. Saturday Maximum 74; minimum 86.
Precipitation .00. North wind; fair.
A disturbance of considerable energy is cen-
tral this morning over the Mississippi valley
north of St. Louis and rains have been general
in the Mississippi valley from Vicksburg to
St. Paul and In adjoining districts and also in
the Ohio valley middle Atlantic States and
northeastern cotton belt. The pressure has con-
tinued high over the Northwest and southeast-
ward to the Texas coast although It has fallen
except over the Texas coast. Gear skies pre-
dominate within the region of this high area.
Killing frosts have occurred in Oklahoma and
light to heavy frosts in Central and Northern
Texas and in portions of Arkansas and Louisi-
ana. The temperature has fallen to T2 de
grees in Central and South Texas but has risen
a few degrees in the northwestern portion and
at time of report ranged from 32 degrees at
Amarillo to 64 at Brownsville. At Galveston
the temperature fell to 49.4.
(Associated Press Rrport.)
WASHINGTON October 24. East Texas
Pair Sunday and Monday.
West Texas and Arkansas Fair Sunday and
Oklahoma Fair Sunday and Monday.
Louisiana Fair Sunday and Monday; warm-
The Trinity has exceeded flood stage at Dal-
las but has begun to fall in its upper portion.
There will be no important change in the Bra-
ios and Colorado.
1 Hearst reads more Standard Oil lettrrs.
Claims of success by the two parties
2 Telegraphic news.
4 Political news.
8 General political news.
7 General political news.
5 The right of secession has thrice been exer
9 Injunction rn the Webb county case.
Tbe death roll.
10 Local news.
11 Washington news.
IS Local news.
14 Ixx-al news.
15 Local news.
141 Low rates to the Carnival.
17 Local courts.
18 Railroad news.
Iff Football games.
0 Bowling scores.
SI Sporting news
The automobile world
n Commercial news.
23 Commercial news.
2t Robertson insurance act and its effrcts
M Houston society notes.
37 Club news.
Tampering with trifles.
30 Foreign news.
SO Houston society note.
31 Theatrical news and comment.
S3 Theatrical news and comment.
83 TcxaV free schools.
84 Society news from Texas towns.
35 Society news from Texas towns.
90 Wsuit ads.
07 Wnt sds.
38 Want ads.
30 Want ads.
40 tiosmp of the Corridors.
Bud Smith the bov who does stunts.
For the home dressmaker.
An Unconquerable Alliance. A story.
Some clever short stories
Mrs. Symes beauty treatise.
Advice on social problems
Bruno and Ptetro
BEYAN OVATION IE NEW YORK
Democratic Nominee Greeted by
(Assonattd Press Report.)
ELtMlRA N. Y.. Octobor 24. Closing
tonight with a monster demonstration In
this city William J Hryan's advent Into
tlio Empire State wrs an auaplcloup one
"It has been a rtd letter day" remarked
the candidate while resting In the state-
room of his private car. He was greeted
nil thu way through th southern tier hy
enormous crowda hts audience at Port
Jarvt!.. Hlnghamton and at this cll be hi
made up largely of wording men. who
nave tin- candidate an especially hearty
(nw-Ko and Waverly nlso turnetl out
Kreat throngs'. Mr. Hryan fre-juntly
thanked the people along the line of
travel for tho cordiality of their reception.
At ItlnKhamton he took occasion to reuly
more specifically lo President Roosevelt 8
attack on Ramuel Goinpers president of
the American Federation of labor.
"The trouble with President Roosevelt
Is" he deoUred "that ho does not reo-
ognlso the possibility of an error in his
own Judcment and will not admit tlnt
anyone else can possibly le right."
The trip was not without Its incidents.
At Hun cook a ma n who sa I d he was a
stone cutter out of work climbed on t ho
railing of Mr. l.i van's oar whll It wns
well under way nnd made a frantic Hp-
(ea 1 to talk to the candidate. He whs
.auled on to tho platform and led to the
stateroom of the candidate who willingly
consented to receive him.
Mr. Hrrnn's car waa attached to the
midnight Krle train for New York city
where it Is due tomorrow morning
Family Beset by Accidents.
Houston Post Special.)
PARIS. Texas. October 24. Mrs John
Meriitt 60 years old and her w I do wed
duufthtur. Mrs. Llxtle Young living near
Pnttom Hie nortlsaast of here were burn-
ad with conl oil and tha doctor thinks
both will die
Mrs. Mn-Ut's husband fall dead while
at Woife In his woodpila about two years
tfo and Mm. Young's husband met death.
a. few vaara ut la
i m no mm oj wrwMi
HOUSTON. TEXAS SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 1908.
MOSES STRIKES THE ROCK IN THE
TO BE LIVELY WEEK
DEMOCRATS WILL BE ACTIVE IN
New York Indiana and Ohio Arc to
Be Toured by Special Trains
(Houston Pott SftrlaL)
CHICAGO. October 31 The demooratlo
party will make a whirlwind finish of tha
campaign in New York. Isdlana and
Ohio next week. Four special trains hara
baen eriffafed for the speakers who in-
olode lesdlnc democrats in the nation.
Mr. Bryan and others will campaign up
and down New York State. Arrangements
have been made for two specials In Ohio
and an equal number In Indiana. These
trains begin a schedule next Monday
which lasts throughout tha week. Every
section of the two States will be tra-
versed giving Uie speakers an opportunity
to address practically the entire popula-
tion. Vice Presidential Candidate John W.
Kern will be aboard train No. 1 in In-
diana which will be known as "The Na-
tional Special." Mr. Marshall the demo-
cratic candidate for governor will make
the trip on "The Indiana Special" which
Is train No. 2. Speakers of National
reputation who will be aboard the two
trains during the course of the week are
Thomaa F Gore the blind senator from
Oklahoma whose eloquence stirred the
Denver convention to a record-breaking
demonstration in behalf of William Jen-
nings Bryan; ex-Qovemor David R.
Francis of Missouri who served In the
late President Cleveland's cabinet; ex-
flcnator Charles A. Towne of Minnesota
who Is now a New York democrat; Rep-
resentative Mark Smith of Arizona
Judge Knox of Minnesota and Congress-
man Ralney of Illinois
Judson Harmon the democratic nominee
for governor of Ohio will be aboard he
"Judson Harmon Special" In Ohio. The
other Ohio special will carry a distin-
guished number of democrats of both
Htate and National reputation. They will
alternate throughout the week with some
of the speakers assigned to the Indiana
specials. Among the speakers assigned to
the Ohio specials are Governor Hoka
Smith of Georgia who was a member of
Mr Cleveland's cabinet; ex-Senator
i harles A. Towne. Governor Sanders of
l.oulBlajia. J. W. Tomllnson chairman of
the bureau of organisations at democratic
National headquarters and Congressmen
Jack Ueall of Texas Ralney of Illinois
Henry of Texas and Clayton of Alabama
who was the permanent presiding officer
of the Denver convention.
The four trains will he operated under
the direction of the speakers' bureau of
the National and the two States commit-
tor A feature of this plan of campaign
will be the distribution of literature from
the National and State headquartera on
all fiuir trains.
Frank Herring of South Mend. Ind.t
who has been here conferring with the
npeakers' bureau will be In charge of tha
lurthiiui specials. The ltlnernrleB are to
be urrantfed at a meeting to he held to-
day la Indianapolis at which Chairman
III Ttidren of the Indiana speakers bureau
will be present.
"The Indiana Special" will follow tho
ltinernry previously arranged for Mr.
Marshall the democratic nominee for
governor. The use of the special train
will enable him and the distinguished
democrats who accompany hlin to address
the voters morning afternoon and night.
FATAL EXPLOSION OF BOILER.
Proprietor of Gin and Two Negroes
Killed and Four Others Hurt.
(Houston Post Spcinl.)
MOUNT n.EAHANT. Teme October
24. Three men kllleO lnstnntl uml four
others so badly Injured that thev will
probably die In the result of the explo-
sion of a boiler at Senle's gin. Mi miles
south of Mount Plessant. eerly this
afternoon. The dead
James Seals proprietor of the gin.
Joe Taylor negro flrenmn
Henry Cooper neiiro. flreman.
The four Injured men are negroes whose
names could not be learned.
Shortly before noon Mr. Seale went Into
the engine room for the purpono of in-
structing the negro firemen how to run
the insu hlaery. finding the boiler dry. Mr.
Benin ordered that water be turned In.
The explosion that followed completely
wrecked the plant and killed or wound-
ed every man In It at the moment. Tha
proper! loss la estimated at about IMWaJ
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SENDS
THE MIKADO A MESSAGE.
American People Deeply Touched by
Evidences of Friendlineis During
Fleef Stay in Japan.
(AisociaUd Pmi RtporL)
YOKOHAMA Sunday. October 26 -The
American battleship fleet ateuned out of
Yokohama harbor at S o' clock this morn-
ing for Olongapo P. I. There was not a
single desertion from the fleet while
Ambassador O'Brien at Toklo today
presented to the emperor of Japan the
following messag from I "resident Roose-
velt: "His Ilajesty tha Emperor of Japan:
Through the American ambassador I wish
in this personal manner to extend to
your majesty the thanks of the American
people for the signal generosity courtesy
and hospitality with which ths American
fleet Ma been reoei .-"& on Its visit to
-jayew Tha people .of Uie- tAUtod Bta' M
nave been deeply touched by this freah
and sinking proof of good will. Tha of-
ficers of the fleet report that hearty
though their reception hats been every-
where else it has nowhere been more
hearty nowhere more hospitable than n
Jatan. On behalf of this nation I de-
sire to express my acknowledgements o
you and to aay how deeply this nation
appreciates this fresh proof and seal f
the ancient friendship between the tw
people. Your message to me was net
only deeply appreciated ny me but whei
published gave a (lively satisfaction t
all the cittxens of the United Stales.
"Again thanklngyou. 1 am your friend
SEIZES VESSEL ARRESTS CREW.
Venezuelan Officers Capture a Brit-
ish Trading Vessel.
(Associatri Prtxt Rlport.)
ST. VINCENT B. W. L. October
Word has been received here of the sell
ure several weeks ago by the Venezuela
authorities of a trading vessel at Marga-
slta. an Island In the Carblbbean sea be-
longing to Venezuela and the Imprison-
ment of the crew.
The owner of the vessel has Just re-
ceived through the Trinidad agent a let-
ter from the captain of the veasel ths
Lady Kensington dated September 25 to
which he Bays:
"We are still imprisoned. Our own pre-
visions have been exhausted snd the '
eminent said that it has no food o
The government of Trinidad was oon-
munlcated with. Sir Vincent Corbett. tie
British minister at Caracas Inquiring is
to the circumstances of the cane aid
canslng an official investigation.
CONSUL GENERAL A STJICIIE.
Silas C. MoFarland Shoots Hinuelf
on Train in Germany.
(AssOiiattJ Prtss Rtpori.)
BERI.IN. October 24. When the Ham-kurg-Berlln
express arrived at LAidwIrs-
lust this morning the body of a man vho
had been shot through the right tertpln
waa found In one of the oompartmtnt
which he had occupied aloM. A revaver
was lying close nt hand.jl'hs body was
Identified by papers at JjktVt of Slla C.
McFarland of loa the American con-
sul general at larse for the European dis-
trict. Among the papers was his vlfo's
address in Berlin. It was evident that
Consul MoFarland had committed sui-
cide. ronsul General Thaokar has sent a dep-
uty to l.udwlgslust to take care of toe
SAYS GOMPERS WIND JAMMING
Taft Declares His Decisions Have
Been Beneficial to Labor.
(Asiowitt.t Prttt Rtport.)
GARY. Ind. October M. Three dayi of
Indiana's remarkable uprising for Wil-
liam H. Taft ended her tonight snd tho
big Ohloan Is now speeding to New York.
He ssys he bak Interpreted his labor de-
cision many tlmm and drawn the con-
clusion that they have redounded to tn
benefit and not to the detriment of or
ganlzed labor. Mr Gompers' decimal i"n
to the contrary he chnracterlxi d a.-
"wind Jamming misrepresentations '
Campaign Fund Contributors.
iAssoctal- .1 P'ttl Rtport.)
CHICAGO October U. Nineteen con-
tributors as announced at headqunt tern
here today gave a total of trtlj to
democratic presidential campaign fond.
Among the conti d.utors are 1 follow-
One hundred 0
liars each fi
Crescent City. Fort Pilot. Ne
Frank J. Looney and H. B. M Murray
Twenty contributors turned ln a total oi'
HM to the democratic campaign fund
rMWWay la sums si swf gt over.
New York World.
MUST WIN NEW YORK
WORLD SAYS BRYAN CAN'T BE
ELECTED WITHOUT IT.
Taft Could Still Win by Carrying
Ohio and Indiana or Ohio West
Virginia Nebraska Maryland.
(Houtton Pert rcW.)
NEW YORK October H. The World
tomorrow will say: Nine days be-
fore the campaign the managers
of all political parties agree that
Mr. Bryan can not be elected presi-
dent of the United States without the
thirty-nine electoral votes of New York
State. Mr. Taft can iret the requisite
Ut votes without New York but to do so
he must land "Ohio and Indiana or either
Ohio with West Virginia Nebraska and
The republican managers olalm to hold
New York Ohio and Indiana safe. It
their prediction la correct Mr. Taft win
be elected. The democrats are equally
vehement ln their declaration that New
York Ohio Nebraska Maryland and
West Virginia are safe for Mr. Bryan.
They are leas sanguine of Indiana than
of the other States though they aay that
they have a fighting chanoe In that
TAFT BASES OF CONFTDHNOB.
The reasons for the confidence In Mr
Taft's election as advanced by the repub-
lican managers can be set down as fol-
lows: 1. The contribution of enough money to
carry on a successful campaign ln the
doubtful States and S400.000 said to be
available for Indiana and Ohio alone.
2. The change of front of several big
railroad systems and other Important in-
dustrial enterprises which had declared
their neutrality ln the early stages of
X The extensive use of Federal and
State patronage In the doubtful States
particularly New York and Ohio where
the full pressure of the administrations
both Nstlonal and State. Is being ex-
ercised In the interest of the republloan
4. Disappearance of the "sulks" among
republican leaders ln New York and
6 The revival of business In Western
fsctorles and the promise of continued
operstlon in the event of Mr. Taft's
BRYAN COUNTS ON THK8K.
The democrats base their confidence on
1 The protest against Roosevaltlam.
?. Dependence on the labor vote 90
per cent of whloh la believed by the demo-
cratic managers to be for Mr. Bryan.
3 Ths belief of the democratic man-
agers that the great army of the unem-
ployed estimated at 1.M0.000. will vote
4. The united condition of the party In
all the doubtful States.
6 The failure of the Independence and
socialist parties to break the ranks of
the democratic party.
The full high power batteries of both
parties will be trained on New York
Monday. Bryan will head the democratic
corps of artillerists and Taft will be
the chief projectile operator of the re-
publlcana. (PRISONER CONFESSES TO RAID.
Ten Suspects Now Held in Connec-
tion With Rankin Murder.
(Aitociaitd Prttt Rtport.)
RAM BURG. Tenn.. October 24 The
number of suspects ln custody oharged
with Implication ln night riding depreda-
tions In this vicinity now number ten.
five arrests being made today. These
nrrests and the arrival of additional
troops two companies from Memphis and
popsemen from Union City and Iyer
county were features of the day ln con-
nection with the killing of Captain Quen
tin Rankin by night riders.
Nine of the suspects are held In the
Board house and Tip Burton who. It is
stated has confessed to having had a
part ln night rider ralda la confined to
the Jail at Tlptonvllle.
(Astoct'tttii Press Rtpcrt.)
NA8HVIM.F.. Tenn . October 24. "I am
thoroughly satisfied that the guilty will
.r brought to Justice" was one of the
i.rst expressions of Governor Patterson
when he arrived In Nashville tonight
Irom Union City v here he has been
coping with the nltiht rhler situation in
the vicinity bordering on Reel Foot lake.
The full power of my offloe win be ex-
hausted to. this end.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
BY THE TWO PARTIES
Democrats Name States and Give Figures to
Show Confidence They Feel. :?
FATAL CIRCUS RIOT
ION SEELY SHOOTS POLICEMAN
He Is in Turn Shot by the Officer
and Both Men Fall
Houston Pott SHcial.i
GULFPORT Miss.. October 24. A riot
occurred at the close of the performance
of the 1 Ranch Wild West show at Qulf-
port tonight as a
men are dead.
The dead are:
result of which two
a policeman of Gulf-
LON BEKLY of El Paso champion
steer thrower of the United States.
A row occurred among ths employes of
the show at the close of the performance
and Policeman Varnado rushed to tha
scene to quell the disturbance. Varnado
attempted to arrest Seely when the latter
drew a gun and fired tha bullet passing
through the policeman's head causing
death ln a few minutes. When he saw
Beely draw his gun Varnado also fired
shooting Seely through the brain pro-
ducing instant death. The riot and the
shooting caused the wildest excitement
snd a panic followed among the specta-
tors. Other officers rushed to the scene
and a number of arrests were made.
Seely was one of the best known char-
acters in the United States. He was the
champion steer thrower of the country
and was known from ocean to ocean. He
won the championship at the steer throw-
ing contests at Cheyenne Wyo. His
home waa at EI Paso Texas where his
WHIP LOUISIANA CONVICTS
Caloasieu Grand Jury Demands Bet
ter Treatment for Them.
(Houston Pott Sptcial.)
LAKE CHARLES. La. October M
"We And that prisoners are being un-
derfed and In Instances severely and In-
discriminately whipped and humanity
demands that these evils be discon-
tinued." This Is the report of the grand
jury relative to Its finding after an In-
vestigation of the conditions which exist
in the turpentlna camp where prisoner
are hired out by the pariah when con-
victed of minor offenses. Tha report has
caused" much detriment but waa not a
tagstber uiygpaoted aa M baa been ru-
mored for several days that It waa tha
Intention of the grand Jury to make an
investigation of the parish prison sys-
tem. The report says: "We have examined
Into the condition of affairs at tha M. B.
Vtckers turpentine camp with reference
to the treatment of prisoners. Wa find
that they are being forced to work long-
er hours than la contemplated by the
contract between the police Jury and said
Vlckers. We find that the prisonera are
underfed and In Instances are severely
and Indiscriminately whipped all In utter
disregard of the proper welfare and
health of the prisoners and humanity
demands that theae evils De discon-
tinued. "We recommend that the police Jury
take immediate steps to enforce the com-
pliance with the letter and spirit of tha
contract for the "leasing of prisoners and
suggest that appointment of a superin-
tendent or warden by the police Jury to
see that these prisoners are not left to
the mercy of brutal guards and Inhuman
"We further recommend that Instead
of being forced to subsist on bread and
bacon and white beans that they be
given a variety of food including rice and
potatoes with tea and coffee at least
once a day and fresh meats and vegeta-
bles at least twice weekly."
I8W0LSXY NOW IN GERMANY.
Russian Minister Will Confer With
Assvciattd Press Rtport.
BERLIN October 24. M. Iswolsky the
Russian minister of foreign affairs had
a conference In Berlin today with Chan-
cellor Von Buelow and Foreign Secre-
tary Von Srhoen on the Balkan situa-
tion. He will be received In audience by
Emperor William tomorrow.
The probability of an International con-
gress over the BalkanB seems today to
be uncertain Austria-Hungary support-
ed by Germany may decline to partici-
pate and it la Impossible to presage fu-
CONSTANTINOPLE. October 14 -The
Austro-Hungarlan Embassador todaif
again urged the porte to settle the ques-
tions pending letween the two countries
bv direct negotiations but he received
the same reply namely that the ques-
tion aa a Knropcan one and must be
dealt with by the powers. The ambas-
sador then declared that the attttude of
Turkey made It necessary for his gov-
ernment to decline to participate ln the
proposed international congress.
RESIGNS SUPERINTEND ENCY.
Dr. Riley Will Organize Negroes and
Strong Carries on His Work.
(Houtton Post SfciaL)
DAIJ.AS. Texas October 24 Rev. Dr.
It F Kiley this evening resigned aa su-
perintendent of the Anti-Saloon League
of Texas and Sterling P. Strong waa ap-
pointed to succeed him .
Ir Riley resigned to devote his time
to the work of organizing the negroes of
the Mouth In the interest of prohibition.
l'r George C. Rankin said tonight:
Mr Strong will proceed to nrgnnlze all
;.enu-nts opposed to the Ihiuor traffic In
I-exa for the coming contest for Htate-
.. i . i notion hr mie left ih. inti.
prohibition. L'r. Kiioy leu uie Anll-
loon 1eague work In good condition
Mr. strong will keep
it so and make
Disastrous Fire at Worth am.
(Houston Post Special.
WORTH AM. Texas. October Ji. About
; o'clock this morning fire was dlacovered
in W A Walthall's machine and black-
smith shop- Itetng a wooden building tho
flames spread rapidly totally destroying
the shop. rIho a hull. ling owned by M.
A Hllev nl occupied by Balen (Uley.
Front this building the flames were car-
ried to a building owned by Lee Crosby
which was totally destroyed. The ma-
chine and blacksmith shop waa Insured
for MU: lo
Imkju. me Kiley tmiiaing
was Insured ;
sbu4 toss SU0.
loss about IsOO. Barber
NOTHING IS CERTAIN:
Cullom Says Nobody KnowsO
What Will Happen. ?
THE SITUATION IN OHIO'
Support of Different State Tlclcb
Seems Closely Drrldei 1 ;
FIERCE FIGHT ON IN INDIANA
Question of Temperance la One of tilt
Issues in the Hoosier State Hew !
York Doubtful for Tint Time ' '
in Twelve Yean.
( muss rW SHUL
BY FRANK H. BTJBHTCX. i
CHICAGO. October 34. Claiming tba
election of W. B. Taft by a majority bk I
the electoral oollaf about tha sama aa -that
given Theodore Roosevelt bat ad-
mitting that Mr. Tart's popular phtraittgr
would not be as large as that given hig.
predecessor. Prank H. Hltchoock ehaa
man of the republican National oomniuV
tee oame to Chicago today to wind tt& f
in the West the administrative attain of .
hla committee for ttxls campaign. IffV
Hitchcock specifically claimed slnioat
every doubtful Stats of ocrasequenee tot-':
his candidate. He said hla prediction
not given for campaign purposes but
his honest conviction based on close ob-
serration and familiarity with tha da ;'
tsils of the campaign. .
Mr. Hltchoock today conferred with tha v .;
republloan leadera of half a doaen AfJddk1'
Western States and expects to be t& ';''
Brooklyn Monday night for a conferanca '
with Mr. Taft. j '
"New Tor win be carried for Mr. Tr$
wy a substantial majority." said nr. .
Hltebooak In answer to a-aneaUon. "War
could win thla. election without that gtac'
but wa ara going to win with it X an
certain Ural Mr Taft win aa 0h) and
Indiana. Tha entire Bast la taanlaft t
ahapa Of oWaa. there la a. ooistTa
.Maryland wklflk t fmt doaar d "
far than either Indiana or Ohio. ' X "b-C
11 eve however that Mr. Taft wffl b
fenod tha victor when tha votea ara .
BBTTMATM BT DKKOCKA.TB. "h
Secretary Urey Woodson of tha flsma ' '
cratlo committee broke a record today
and made an estimate of Mr. Brynn'a '
electoral vote. In his Hat of States b -
Included New York Ohio Indiana. Wast .
Virginia. Nebraska Montana Navada . '
Colorado Kansas Oregon XUloola Data .
ware. South Dakota and tha aoud South '-
making M electoral votes in all. Sao
retary J. a. Johnson of tha advisory
committee agreed with Mr. Woodson ac-
cept aa to Illinois and South Dakota ajtaVlf
to be conservative placed Maryland
Kansas Utah California and Nsw J
In his "close" list composed of St vassj.
He estimated Mr. Bryan's "sure" hat at
National Committeeman Harvey '".:
Qarber of Ohio estimated Mr. Bryna '
plurality ln that State at from n.0 to.v"
100000. He pointed out that a chang
of five votea per precinct tn Ohio and In
dlana from the Roosevelt vote wo old :;
carry those States for Bryan and ae-.'j-i
serted that a greater change than wag
needed la already perceptible.
CULLOM 18 DOUBTFUL.
The veteran republican. Senator Cut
lorn of Illinois expressed the situation
exactly ln addressing an Illinois audlanea -a
few nights ago. when he said: "No-"
body knows what Is going to happen thla
year out 1 trust uoa will lase
these two men (referring to two
At the outset not even tha democrat
managers had any substantial hopea
winning despite the electrically charged
atmosphere that usually prevalla at
party headquarters. At thla time It la
no exaggeration to say that tha veteran .p.
of the party organisation though made A
wary by three disastrous defeats at -'
now more than merely hopefal. Demo
cratlc harmony and republican dlsorgan-J
lzatlon. coupled with Bryan's great popxv.
ularlty with the labor vote and tha fame 1
ers have reversed the political currantt V .
and produced a choppy sea.
Off-hand prophecies by enthusiasts ara'
of very little value the beat gauges of f
sentiment being the straw votes taken by
the newspapers. While soma allowaaoee '
must be made for the partisanship of.
the Chicago Record-Herald which claima :
all the States west of the Mississippi for-'
Taft Its own figures show a high par-;"
rentage of loss from the Roosevelt vota.'i
to Bryan. In States like South Dakota. ;:
North Dakota. Wisconsin and Minnesota .
the republican decrease varies from 10 to ."
20 per cent with a corresponding demo-.
cratlc gain. -
This shift of sentiment reduces Rooae Y-
vell majorities of three figures to Taft '
estimates of close pluralities In States
the democrats have not even put forth a
claim to. The republicans admit their
loss In the popular vote and Profess to
f . bllev thihW'1 ? 'h t.
f .leVttl uSy w
I "on wa" elected they w
were when Hagrt-
ill lose none at
the electoral votes ln the West Whloh'
they carried four years ago.
They do not take Into account that thla
ratio of change should continue until the
election. It la likely a later poll would
show proportionally greater republloan
losses. This Is the expectation of ths
democrats. TTpon that la based their
hopes of carrying a group of Wastar
States Colorado Is considered llketfS t
go democratic Nebraska Is uncertain
Wyoming and Montana are also donatio
Nevada Is also in thla list but ti
Hearst activity there will Injure tl 4
chances of the democrats. tKl-.
INDUSTRIAL CBNTER8 THR BAT-
TLEGROUND. f . .. i r .
It la not in this direction howvr
that the democrats or tha reaaMtsar
either for that matter ara leehtna t
vl story. The Uttle borough- vt-litm t
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