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WIULIAM«TON. N. a
, That unaVtilable old bogey, the an
nual shortage of coal, U with us again.
A Leeds cleric advocates courting
In his church. In this respect, Leeds
• ' .
Baltimore Is predicting a lobster
.famine. Only In the edible variety,
f,, ' P . - I > I
People who talk the baseball lan
guage will now give the Esperantlsts
Street gad lamps were first used
In -1807. And some of them haven't
Kissing on railroad trains has been
forbidden In Bavaria. Are there no
tunnels in Havaria?
An eastern Judge has declared' a
safety raior a dangerous weapon. Bet
he tried to shave with one.
During 1911, New York burned more
than 19.000.000 tons of hard coal. No
wonder It Is a hot old town.
Another ray of sunshine for the
consumer: Lobsters on the hoof are
no higher this year than last
Counterfeiters are making S2O bills,
for even a perfectly good SIOO bill
continues to Involve suspicions.
One of the huge German dirigibles
blew up; but, strange to say, none was
Injured. It happened In the hangar
A New York pfcper has succeeded In
grafting a crabapple on to a Rrape
vine. Wonder If It has seeds or a
A Brooklyn man's wife haa eighteen
rocking chairs, and probably all
placed where they'll do the moat
A German savant has discovered
that German sausage Is loaded with
microbes. Kind of a hdrse on the
Women of a Kansas city have or
ganized a club to prevent their hus
bands from gambling Must be a
A hydroaeroplane has... been suc
cessfully employed to save a drown
ing man. Browning men will graap
Aged horse was retired by Its own
er, but pined away until allowed to
go back to work. And yet they Bpeak
of "horse senße."
A Pennsylvania man was stun* to
death by honey been. Another rea
son why the English stlngless variety
should be Imported.
"The human stomach," says Dr.
Woods Hutchison," Is Reared for a
continuous performance." The human
however Is not.
There Is no foundation for the ru
mor that landlords of apartment
buildings IntenO henceforth to em
ploy Eskimos as janitors.
, Aviator Reld says that hydroplanes
are safer than aeroplanes, Probably
because one always lands in water
Instead of on the hard ground.
Any man who succeeded in forget
ting to have his hay fever can just
as easily forget to have his custom
ary attack of grip or pneumonia.
A man can live to be one hundred
and twenty-five years old. says an au
thority. Perhaps he can. but there
aren't very many of them that do.
Burglars entered the office of a
New York dentist and made away
with eighteen sets of false teeth. That
ought to give the victims something
to chew on.
A Wtnsted, Conn., man Is obliged
to play a cornet In order to keep the
deer out of his orchard. Speaking of
flsh stories, didn't Connecticut Invent
the wooden nutmeg?
The government Is about to investi
gate the plague of rats. Swat the
fly, ctrcumvert the wily rnt. If pos
sible. The cost of feeding him, and
his damage to property, are enormous.
We have heard of many mean men,
but the meanest was the Oeneva me
chanlc who rescued a woman from
drowning, only to throw her back Into
the stream when he found out he'd
saved his mother-in-law.
Recent Investigations bring to light
the fact that it Is only during the
last hundred years that men have
been wearing trousers. From present
styles, women may be following their
example in another century.
Parisians and Americans now
agree that the latest styles In feml
ntne apparel are nice, but naughty.
Maybe that's what makes them nice.
New Orleans has a 210-pound boy,
aged fourteen years, whom the .'aetory
Inspector decided was too young to
*crk. Why not send him to college?
A Gotham judge has ruled that no
ecurt can prevent a woman from wor
rying her husband. A judicial ruling
wasn't necessary to establish the fact,
BRITISH DIPLOMAT DEBIRES TO
COMPLETE HIS LITERARY
NOTIFIES PRESIDENT TAFT
Official Announcement Made Sir
Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice to
Washington.—James liryce, the
British ambassador to the United
States, has tendered his resignation,
and will return to England.
While the news that Ambassador
Bryce Is to retire will be received
with regret In official circles and by
the country generally, It Is not wholly
unexpected. There has been no
break In the harmonious relations of
the distinguished Englishman and his
government, but it has been an open
secret for some time that Mr. Bryce,
advancing in year, desired to sur
render his post and give entire at
tention to the tfompietlon of the lit
erary work which has occupied so
large a part of his life. His book on
South America, written since his tour
of J hat country two years ago, Ib Just
off the press, and be Is about to begin
a work covering his recent tour of
Australia and New Zealand.
that James liryce, ambassador to tho
United States, has resigned and that
he was succeeded by Sir Cecil Ar
thur Spring-Rice, British minister to
Sweden, caused surprise here, but
general Interest In the situation was
overshadowed by the Balkan crisis.
It Is not expected that Mr. Bryce
will return here Immediately, but It
la believed that hla departure from
Washington will not be long delayed.
Intimations that Ambassador Bryce
resigned an a result of criticism of his
efforts in the Panama canal dispute
are not generally credited. Mr. Bryce,
who Is very old, wlshea to complete
his literary work before It is too
Sir Cecil Is rtßurded as one of the
ablest men In the diplomatic Hervice.
He is R2 yeara old. He has served at
Stockholm as minister since Septem
her 1, 1908. In 1880 he was acting
third Secretary ,In Washington nnd
was appointed acting second secre
tary at Washington to act as secre
tary to the British delegate to the
International maritime conference, All
gust 17, 18F9, and, after serving for
a time at Brussels and Toklo he was
transferred to Washington in 1893.
lie was charge d'affaires at Teheran
In 1900 and minister to Persia In
DIXIE WOMEN IN SESSION
Lay Cornerstone of Monument to
Confederates Buried in Arlington.
Washington.—Hundreds of South
eru women, wearing the red anil white
ribbon of the United Daughters ol
the Confederacy, arrived in Wash
Ington to attend the nineteenth
annual convention of the organiza
tion. The credentials committee of
the oiganl/.atlon was busy issuing cre
dentials to delegates, who will partic
ipate in the sessslons of the con veil
Word wus received by the local of
flctals of the daughters that Mrs. Al
exander H. White, president general
of the organization, would be unable
lo attend the convention. Mrs. White
Is detained at her home in Paris,
Tenn., by the grave illness of her
In her absence Mrs Frank (5. Oilen
helnier, first vice president of the or
der, will preside.
The big event of the convention was
the luying of the cornerstone of the
monument tt Confederate soldiers
burled in Arlington cemetery.
Last Grandson of Patrick Henry
Charlotte, N. C.—News was recejv
ed of the death at Red Hill. Charlotte
county, Va., of Dr. Thomas Stanhope
Henry, last surviving grandson of
| Putrick Henry, of revolutionary fame,
j The death of Doctor Henry occurred
at the nncestral Henry home. He
j was 80 years old. He leaves three
To Protect Americana.
Washington. European powers
1 most intimately concerned in the Hal
. Uan situation have undertaken to ex
' tend protection to Americans In Tur
j key. Various American embassies in
| Europe were instructed when inform-
I Ing the nations of the decision of
! the United States to send the cruisers
; Tennessee and Montana to Asiatic
i Turkey, to inquire whether provision
had been made in the interest of
American citizens in Turkey. Re
| plies of foreign governments indicate
the desires of the United States.
14 Persona Dead; 90 Injured.
New Orleans. —Fourteen lives were
| jnuffed out and ninety passengers In
j jured when a through freight train
i crashed into the rear end of a north
bound excursion train on the Yazoo
and Mississippi Valley railroad near
Monti, La. Of the dead Jour are
white women, one a white Infant,
(our negro women and Ave negro men.
Forty-one of the Injured are white
and forty-nine negroes. U ia expected
that all of these, except possibly
three, will recover.
ho Has Resigned His Pott
BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN
NORTHBOUND SHASTA LIMITED
HELD UP AT DELTA—MAIL
One Bandit Is Killed While Compan
lon Makes Escape With Regis
tered Mall Sacks.
Redding, Cal. —The northbound
Shasta limited, the Southern Pacific
coast train de luxe, wait held up and
robed and one bandit was killed at
Delta, 30 miles north of here. A
companion of the dead bandit es
caped with the registered mall. None
of the passengers was Injured. A
plucky brakeman nearly frustrated
the robbers, and accounted for the
The train stopped at Delta for wa
ter and two bandits came aboard.
One climbed over the tender and cov
ered the fireman and engineer with
a revolver. The other entered the
mail car and held up the mail clerks.
A brakeman, who had dropped oft
the train on the side away from the
station, saw the extra man In the ten
der and guessed the situation. He ran
to the nearest store, quickly got a
rlflle and returning shot the robber
who Wis in the tender.
TAFT PROCLAIMS THANKS
First Official Act After Election Is to
Issue Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Washington.—President Taft Issued
the Thanksgiving proclamation, sot
ting aside November 28 for the ob
servance of that day. The proclama
"lly the President of the United
Status of America:
"A God-fearing nation like ours
owes it to its inborn and sincere
sense of moral duty to testify Its de
vout gratitude to the All Giver for
the countless benefits it has enjoyed.
For many years It has been custom
ury at the cig.se of the year for the
national executive to call upon his
fellow-countrymen to offer praise and
thanks to God for the manifold bless
ings vouchsafed to them in the past
and to unite in earnest Btippllauce for
"Wherefore, I, William Howard
Taft, president of the United States
of America, In pursuance of long es
tablished usage and in response to
the WIBII of the American people, in
vite my countrymen, wheresoever
they may sojourn, to join, on Thurs
day, the 28th day of this month of
November, In appropriate ascription
of praise and thanks to God for the
good gifts that have been our por
tion. and In humble prayer, thßt his
great mercies toward us may en
In witness whereof, 1 have here
unto set my hand, and caused the
seal of the United States to be af
"Done at the city of Washington,
this 7th day of November, In the
year of our Lord, one thousand, nine
hundred and twelve, and of the in
dependence of the United States of
America, the one hundred nnd thirty
seventh. WM. H. TAFT-
Nine Killed; Sixteen Injured.
Cartersville, 0*. —Nine men are
known to have been killed, one fatal
ly Injured and fifteen hurt In a ter
rific head-on collision near here be
tween a Western and Atlantic work
train and a Louisville and Nashville
freight. Six other men are mlsslsng,
and their bodies lie beneath the
. wreckage. This has prevented the
i railroad from burning the splintered
remains of the cars as the quickest
means of clearing the tracks. The
misunderstanding of flag orders was
1 the cause of the wreck.
Noted Revolutionist Killed.
Tegucigalpa. Hondura.—Gen. Jose
Maria Valladares, the noted revolu
tionist. who, in years past, has caus
ed much trouble in the governments
of Honduras and Nicaragua, has fo
mented his last uprising. He was
killed by government troops in a
skirmish near OJojona, his native
town, which Ilea twenty-five miles
southwest of the city of Tegucigalpa.
The last uprising of Valladares was
short lived. He started it near OJo
jona and immediately came in con
tact with the government tr WP*
150,000 MEN IRE
SACRIFICED IN WAR
BATTLE BTILL IN PROGRESS AT
GATES OF CONSTANTI-
NOPLE BY ALUEB.
CHOLERA AMONG THE TURKS
Soldiers Dying of the Plague—Believ
ed That Fall of Constantinople
It Very Likely.
London,, England.—The Bulgarian
attack on the Tchatalja lines goes on
unrelentingly. More Turkish posi
tions have been captured, but their
location has not been indicated, in ac
with the invariable Buiga
rlan plan never to reveal information
to the enemy.
There is another request that Mo
nastlr has been captured. This and
the capture of Dibra, an Important
town .in Albania, by the Servians at
tear heavy lighting, constitute the
military news of Importance. \
Some idea of the bloody nature of
this war may be formed from the fact
that it is now estimated that 150,000
men have been put out of action on
both sides since the opening of hos
The dtapatch of 100 Uiemas to the
front with the avowed Intention to
stir up religious fanaticism in the
army Is interpreted as the counsel
There Is no confirmation of the re
port that the Turkish government has
opened direct negotiations with the
allies. Turkey's Immediate object ap
pears to be to gain time, hoping for
something from the rivalries of the
European powers. She is also making
urgent diplomatic efforts to prevent
the [Julgarian troops from entering
Constantinople. In this connection,
there is an idea prevalent In Sofia
that some Important diplomatic action
Is afoot to this end.
Constantinople.—The outbreak of
cholera is assuming serioUß propor
tions. Twenty-three cases had occur
red among the troops along the Tchat
alja linos. There are many more BUS
pected cases among the wounded. A
tralnload of wounded has just reach
ed here, eight of the soldiers having
died on the way, presumably from
. The disease is getting a firmer hold
on account of the massing of troops,
the lack of food and the complete ab
sence of sanitary arrangements. The
danger to Constantinople Is great, on
account of the Influx of refugees. Al
ready several suspected cases among
the latter have been reported. The
authorities are preparing a special
quarantine hospital, with 400 beds, at
Allowance of $3,333 for Astor Heir.
New York. —John Jacob ABtor, the
Infant son of Mrs. Madeline Force As
tor, will have an allowance of $3,333
a year for his support during the
next three yeurß. Surrogate Fowler
granted a petition filed by Mrs. As
ter to this effoct and appointed Mrs.
Astor as the child's guardian with
limited authority until he should
reach the age of 14 years. Mrs. As
tor herself became of age only a few
weeks ago. Mrs. Astor said she want
ed the Income on her $3,000,000 trust
fund to accumulate until the child had
attained his majority.
Want Convicta to Be Paid.
Baltimore.—At a mass meeting un
der the auspices of the American
Prison association, which is In an
ntial congress here, Mrs Maud Bal
lington Booth of the Volunteers of
America urged the delegates to use
their influence in having enacted leg
islation which will give compensation
to the families of convicts during
their imprisonment. At the present
lime Mrs. Booth pointed out that pris
oners work for the state and the
money they earn goes into the treas
ury of the commonwealth, while fre
quently their families are destitute.
Namesakes Remembered in Will.
Montgomery, Ala. Every child
named for Col. Willis Brewer, for
mer congressman and author who
died at "The Cedars,'' near this city,
will receive a share of his estate.
The will was filed for probate with
Judge of Probate J. B. Gaston.
Trail of Blood by Negro.
Wetumpka, Ala. —Two men are
dead a«d another was fatally wound
ed in a manhunt participated In by
scores of citizens of Elmore county
and a mob of citizens is scouring the
woods near Floyd for a negro believed
to be the cause of the bloodshed. The
dead are Claude Ktdd, member of the
posfiee, and a negro named Berney.
John Chrisltzberg was shot and fatal
ly wounded by the unknown negro
now sought by the mob. ae trou
ble started when the negroes caused
a horse to run away.
Vaccination Kills Typhoid.
Washington.—Medical officers are
much gratified with the continued
success of anti-typhoid vaccination in
the army. Records show that among
the 57,000 troops in the United States
there have been during the past ten
months but twelve cases of typhoid
fever and only two deaths. Most o?
these cases were among recruits who
had not received the treatment, and
of the deaths one was an officer and
the other was a recruit who had not
been inoculated with the anti-typhoid
■ >«■ M ' *>.!■ v. I ..... JL
GEN. JUAN ESTRADA
hM HSa /vA\ jd 9^hHM
General Estrada, former president
of Nicaragua, says revolutions no
longer can help His country.
WOODROW WILSON HAPPY
"BILL" MCDONALD BROKE STICK
WHILE KILLING HUGE
Governor Wilson Spied the Snake and
Captain McDonald Attacked.
Wilson Going to Bermuda.
Princeton, N. J. —President-elect
Woodrow Wilson turned away an av
alanche of telegrams and messages
of congratulation the day after the
election and went oft for a brisk
walk. For five miles he walked,
swinging a heavy black cane, which
came to grief on the fourth mile,
when Capt. "Bill" McDonald, Texas
ranger and bodyguard, tried to kill
The governor spied the snake curl
ing through the leaves and pointed it
out to the captain, who borrowed the
governor's cane nad killed it, but in
doing so broke the cane.
The governor's walk exhilarated
him, he said. The strain of the cam
paign and the excitement of election
day had kept him pretty much in
doors of late. It was with a long
stride and vigorous swing that he
set out from his home and out
through the university campus to
the wooded stretches of country to
the south of Princeton. As he pass
ed through the campus, students
doffed their caps aB they did of old
for him and do yet to members of
the faculty, one of the time-honored
customs of the university.
The president-elect stopped at Uni
versity field and saw the Varsity
eleven go thrt>ugh "secret practice."
As he sat with Captain McDonald
in the empty grandstand three of the
football coaches came over to con
gratulate him. They wore Ross Mc-
Clave, "Beef" Wheeler and Joe Poe,
famous Princeton stars of years ago.
As Governor Wilson sauntered into
open country he seemed for the first
time to relax ftom the strain of the
campaign. Obviously he was happy*
He swished his way through the sea
of autumn-tinted leaves. He jested
with the correspondents and moved
along merrily as If it were the hap
piest day of his life.
Professors and their wives waylaid
him as he turned his steps through
the town and congratulated him
Many little children came running to
meet him. He stopped and shook
hands with the little folks as well
as their elders.
It was sundown when he reached
his home. There he received the
correspondents In his study. "I'm
afraid there Is not going to much
news nowadays." he said, but one of
the reporters remarked that some
newspapers already were publishing
the probable personnel of his cabi
"Then I guess I had better not
read the newspapers," he said laugh
ingly, "so as not to prejudice my
mind." He was asked If he had any
further statement to make about his
"I'm donfc with statements," he
said with a smile. '(Now, I'm going
to do a lot of thlnkfhg- not that I
haven't done so but there
wUI be a better opportunity now to
think out the solution of problems
that are to be met."
Sidna Allan On Trial for His Life.
Wythevllle. Va. —Sidna Allen aad
Wesley Edwards, two of the Allen
clan, who, on March 14 last, shot up
Carroll county court, and killed Ave
persons, including the presiding
Judge, were brought here from Roan
oke, where they have been in jail
since their capture at DesMoines.
These two trials will end tho case.
Two members of the clan, Floyd Al
len -and his son. Claude, hvae been
sentenced to death for their partici
pation in the shooting and two
era. C, ' «
John L. Wilson Dead.
Waahington.—John L. Wilson,
owner of the Seattle Post Intelligen
cer. died at a hotel here of angina
pectoris, after an Illness of one hour.
His body was taken to his birthplace
at Crawfordsvllle, Ind., for burial.
Mr. Wilson was a former United
States senator. He had served two
terms In the house and a part of a
third, when he resigned to go to the
senate to fill the unexpired term of
John B. Allen. He was a brother of
Henry Laos Wilson, ambassador to
NEXT PRESIDENT TO
Mil SECRET WORK
ANNOUNCES DOOR TO PRIVATE
OFFICE IN WHITE HOUSE
WILL REMAIN OPEN.
THE PUBLIC TO KNOW ALL
He Intimate* There May Be Special
Session of Congress When He As
sumes Charge.—ls Now Attending
to State Matters.
Princeton, N. J. President-elect
Woodrow Wilson proposes to keep the
door to his private office in the White
House always open and accessible to
the public, he announced.
Governor Wilson said he had de
si led to maintain as far as possible
the "open door" policy which he in
augurated at Trenton. During his
term as Governor he has insisted that
the door to his private office never be
;los'ed while he is in it.
"Are you going to keep the open
ioor at Washington, too?" he was
| "1 hope BO," he replied. "I dont
know what the arrangements are in
! the White House, but I intand to BO
far as possible."
j Ills idea is that the Executive of a
state or a nation should have no
i "locked doors" conferences or trans
act any business In his private office
that the public could not actually see
if they cared t0...
"When 1 first took my office as
Governor," he said, "I was surprised
at the number of people who wnnted
to talk to me behind the back of their
handß and in whispers."
The Governor has never been in the
Executive office in Washington, but
one of the correspondents drew for
him a diagram of Its interior, indicat
ing that there were two doors to the
left of the entrance which if left open
would carry out the idea of giving
the public a view of who is talking to'
the President in his office. The future
President will depend upon the Secret
Service men, of course, to keep out
cranks and will have a system of ap
pointments, but the custom as ob
served in Trenton has been that be
tween appointments the Governor is
"in to everybody."
Schrank Enters Plea of Guilty.
Milwaukee, WIB. John Schratik
pleaded guilty of attempting to mur
der Theodore Roosevelt and tn his
plea he Bought to distinguish be
tween an assault on Roosevelt as a
"menace," and an attack on Roosevelt
as a citizen. Municipal Judge Backus
announced upon reading a petition of
District Attorney Zabel that he would
later name a commission to examine
Schrank's mental condition.
Spanish Premier Assassinated.
Madrid.—The assassination of Pre
mier Canalejas took place In the
Puerta del Sol, in front of a bookstall
near the entry of the Ministry of the
Interior. Martin fired four shots at
close range and three of the bullets
struck the premier who fell on the
sidewalk and died immediately. Some
bystanders seized the assassin and
handed him over to the police.
Six Killed In Powder Explosion,
Gary, Ind. —Six workmen were kill
ed by an explosion of two thousand
pounds of dynamite in one of the pack
houses at the Aetna Powder Com
pany's plant here. The men who lost
their lives had arrived at the plant
for the day's work and were repairing
one of the packing machines when the
Ohio Approves Amendment.
Washington.-—Just a year late* the
State Department received the requir
ed legal notice of the approval by the
state of Ohio of. the proposed consti
tutional income tax amendment. Twc
afljrmatlve votes are yet required to
afford the three-fourths vot« prescrlb-
Ed by the Constitution to secure the
adoption of the amendment, with ten
states yet to be heard from.
Corn Clubs Show Record Yields.
Washington.—Reports to Director
Galloway of the bureau of plant in
dustry, indicate record yields in the
crops planted by the boys' corn clubs
throughout the country, especially in
the South. The primary intention is
to teach the boys on the farms the
possibilities of the land. The boys
producing the greatest yields at mod
erate e' ense win prizes offered by
state officials, county organisations
and private individuals. The Depart
ment of Agriculture advises as to the
method of organizing clubs. -
Turks Still Meet Heavy Defeat.
Sofia, Bulgaria.—The situation of
the Bulgarian troops. Investing Adrian
ople and on the Tchatalja line in front
of Constantinople ia the subject of
many rumors owing to the absence oi
any official dispatches from the front.
It is known that the Bulgarian troops
have opened their attack,on the Telia
talja forts but no details of the fight
ing have been received. The Bulgar
tan and Servian troops engaged In th«
■lege of Adrlanople are working in
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