Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 28, 1912 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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F. T VOLUME XVI. NO. 3. WMkly RMlctM>. EttabllBlwd 1867. Dally R«gl£M>, C*Ubllth«d 1897. . lOLA, KAS.; OCT. 28, 19ia--M0NDAY EVENING. Successor to the tola Dally Reflister. the loU Dally Record and the lota Dally Index EIGHT PAGES TNE.IOLAPOeTLAND TBA>'SFER on IRREn SATIRDAY WIIEX THE WHISTLE HLEW. MR. F. R. 6ISSELL TRUSTEE EXPERIENCED JtXS K\()W> WESTERN FIELU. TO CBlminntinn of s Loup War That Loft tlic Weiik iread nnil tlir Strong Badlj Cripplid. V • At 1 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Mr. F. n. Blssell look ovor tho niBnagciiicnt of the lola Portland Cement Company's plant in this city in the capacity of trustee for llie bondholders, succeodinR in. that capacity the Commonwealth Trust Company cf St I^uis. Tho formal transfer was made with sliplu intorruption and tne plant operated steadily Sunday imd today with the same working force as before^ This •t'nanKe camo as .the result of conditions which have been develop. Ing so long and have been so well understood that th" rippio it occasioned was inslRniflcant compared with . tkc significance of the move. In '•'Dhorter and .URlier" icrius. it constitutes a foreclosure of ilie niortpiRc held by the bondhv>\ders. though the step was i>raciically taken when the Commohwealth Trust Couipany became the mnnaser some time aRo. So lar as he lola Portland >iockh<>Iders are concerned, they are out of It as completely as the rankest outsider who never owned a share of cement stock. . The lonR senuence of events w'liich developed this revolutionary chanRe In the affairs of a company which in its younger'days paid dividends on its preferred and oouunon stock and accumulated a million in its surplus fund, is inierestinp hut not new. . The success of Uie lola Portland first in this field and enjoying a mar' ket from the Missouri to the Pacific, drew the attention of promoters. A dozen other plants came into * the Kansas field, while Missouri, Iowa. Colorado. Oklahonia. I'tah, Texas and JlaHfornia all developed their own "output. I^rices steadily went downward, while the cost of production went upward. The very cheap gas which the lola milt first enjoyed rose until it was more expensive than coal. Cement dropped from $> and tlM at the mill, lo eighty cents or less. "No sooner wduld the market steady •^an a new mill would be started up a new! brand would be advertised and to induce the public to use the new. untried brand, the makers cut the price. So the working capital of the nev; ,plant was spent quickly making up t^ie loss on the output, and practically every comiiany erred criminally, almost, in computing One ftfter another, the plants have busted, and the end is not yet. With its .wide reputation, its established trade and the high merit of its brand, the lola Portland has pounded along. Dut it had to meet the market price regardless of the cost of making cement, and the surplus disappeared, the, margin of profit vanished, the cheap fuel was exhausteif, even fuel oil beconting prohljiitive in i)rice. It fought the crowding upstarts to a finish ^ght, but its wounds staggered It There was no joy in contemplating the financial suicide ,of the one- and twd-klln plants that sprang up like mushroonis, unchecked by law tbough the promoters violated every law of the state and nation reRuliiting such . matters. Had the fuel supply remained abim- dapt and cheap, the lola Portland would have supplied the market and broken even. With an output of 6,<ioi barrels a da.v. it could have carried 3 000 or 4.00(1 on the big contracts at a losing figure and have made a living on the other 2.001) or 3.000 barrels which it would have had for the smaller, scattered orders at better prices. The gas shortage, then the oil shortage cut down the production by half and the plant expended its energy in living up to the low-priced contracts Intt^ which ir had entered. It was necessary to resort to coal, and a' coal burning equipment has just been installed at the lola mill. The market has improved within the past six months.- but it benefited the mill \la no way. Mr. Bissell declined to give out any predictions orproniises. He was here Saturday and part of Sunday and expects to return from St. Louis the last of the present week. No changes will be ,'made in the operating force at present and so far as known, the mill irfll be operated steadily. If general business conditions remain favorable and coal burning equipment proves all tbat is now hoped, the steady activity of the mill seems probable, and even a greater output may be looked for. if the clearing of the atmosphere lb'.the cement world ofTei -s sane Inducement for the expansion. Mr: BiBsell the new head of lola 's greatest factory, first got into the cement game at St Louis, where be sndceeded in pulling the Red Wing coiic^m out of the slough of financial trouble. When that plant was sold and the St Louis crowd_i;ecanie \)n' terbsted in lola Portland stock, l^r. Btsaell was sent to Texas to l<x)k aftier tlie Texas Portland, an offshoot of the lola plant And narv; he is assigned tbe work of bead physician for the loetl concern. On bis numerouis visits hare he has made many friends and vtiUe. he will be here probably, only THE WEATHER. FornMi!t| for Kanran: Fair and colder tonlfrht and Tnesdiiy. Data recorded at the Ijocal Office of the Weather Bureau: Temperature: Highest yesterday at 2 p. m.. 78; lowest this morning at 5 a. m., ">5;| normal for today, 51; excess in temperature yesterday, 11 degrees; deficiency since January 1st.' 268 de- gi'ees. Yesterday. Today. 6 1). ni 67 3 a. m r>9 9 p. m 62 6 a. lu aG 12 mdt 61 9 a. m 6r> . Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. today. 0; excess in precipltaltlon since .lanuary 1st, 3.67,inches. Relative humidify 7 a. ni. today. 66 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level. 29.S6 inches. Sunrise today. 6:44 a. m.; sunset, r.:2S p. m. a part of his time, he is in no sense a stranger. The bonds of the lola. Portland were held largely, it is understood, by the Bank of Commerce crowd of St. Louis. Because of their extensive loans to western cement companies, the big bank some time ago was taken to task by the banking department of the govei^nnient. and to get in the <-Iear the bank charged off all the cement securities and no longer listed them as assets. This is one of the reasons that credit is no longer available for western cement plants and the army of receivers and trustees is taking possession of' the field. .\nd the life-.saving merger was rejected just a few months ago. by one or two concerns which hoiMxl to live while ail competitors died. •niE NAKED TRUTH. The llepublican l>arty was a great and splendid party up to the present ye;ir. Kvery Uepublican was ready to praise its long record of iirogress and ai-liieveinent and defend its good name, it was all right What has it done thi.s year to offset the glorious record of the i>.ist and make It no longer worthy of respect .-^nd confidence? .lust one thing—it rt^fusrd to gratify Theoiiiire Uoosevelfs ambition for a third term That one act changed its whcle character. It at once became a corrupt tool of bosses and special interests, a "rotten husk" wholly unfit to be entrusted with power. If it had nominated Mr. Roosevelt at Chicago neither he rior his 'illowers would ever' have discovered that there was anything wrong with it. They would today be jiointing with patriotic pride to its record and policies and to the country's great progress under its v.ije administration. There is really nothing tho matter with the Republican party but Roosevelt—AXD YOU KNOW IT. The partisans of a favorite leader sometimes willfully deceive themselves. They fry to believe they are actuated by high principle when they foUcw him out of the party, but it is only their offended partisanship for the man that prompts them. In tbe present instance, thousands of formerly staunch Republicans are trying to persuade themselves that the country needs the socialistic "reforms" that Roosevelt has gathered up as his platform for lack -of something better. But they dcn't succeed. Deep down In their hearts they know that this crazy-quilt platform is all moon-' hine and that the only thing really waiitod is a third term—a third term and revenge. But are revenge and a third term really worth sacrificing a great party for. Isn't it paying too high a price for personal partisanship? Really no man should have a third term in the presidenc.v—AND YOU K.N'OW THAT. Most of Roosevelt's admirers refused to follow hlin out of the party, but many, have done so. And those who are sticking to him arc the hoi>e and dependence and joy of tho Democ-rats. Is it worfih while to overthrow the old part.v. thai you have loved and been so proud of km\ turn the country over to lienit>cratlc rule merely because you are fond Of Roosevelt? Will it pay?— K. C. .lournal. BUL6MII ARMIES CUTOFFADINOPLE AN ElfKECTITE STROKE ISOLATES THE BESIEUED TOWN. THE TURKISH JIRMY IN y OUT SERVIANS rAPTlRE MUNITIONS IN <|UANTITIES. Turkey Reports to WaNhington That Kirk-Klllxseh Is Retaken.—KIg Bulgarian 'Loss. <Ity till- .\.ssiH -l;lt<'d I'P'.ss) l.«ndon, Oct 2S—In one of the greatest strokes of the campaign, the Bulgarians cut the railroii Constantinople .-ind Adrijinople aiid thus isolated the latter ci d between y. lUlgrade, Servia. Oct. 2|?.—Servian troops have takeii the tow^ of Mitro- vitza on the railroad to tlije north of Uskup. and Verisovitz has also fallen. Fifteen quickfiring cannon^ four thous and rifies and a mass of ammunition was abandoned by the Turks durig their retreat. All the neighboring small towns are' also surrendering to the Servians. The Turkish army after abandoning I'skup. retreated towards Voles, the men throwing away their rifles in their flight. Hundreds of wagons full of supjdies were left lie- bind.. The Turks evacuated I'skup in such haste that they killed one another in fighting for places in tbe wagons and railroad-cars say the reports from th« front. Sofia. Oct. 2.S.—Hulgarian troops have captunM a military train in the vicinity of Kski-Bab:i. carrying troops and' supplies from Constantinople to Adrianople. Washing'on. Oct. 2S.—Official dispatches from the Turkish Minister ol Foreign Aifairs were received today by the Turkish Ambassador and interpreted at the Rmbassy as news that the Bulgarians had been repulsed from Kirk-Kilisseb with heavy loss and that the city had been retaken by the Turks. A Bulgarian defeat at Marasch is also reported. A I'lan to End War. London, Oct. 28.—The Vienna cor- rcspodent of the Daily Mail describes an embryo plan which the powers are now discussing for the settlement of the near Kasiern question. According to this plan it is proposed to leave Turk'-y only in possession of tbe territory between Adrianople and tbe Uosphorus. All her othrr European dominions are to be taken from her. Bulgaria is to extend southward to the Aegean sea; Servia is to have an Adriatic seaport: Montenegro Is to have Sciitari and Albania and .Macedonia are to be made independent priniipalities with princes of Sweden and Denmark as their rulers. .\o mention is mide of Greece. HINTING SEASON OPENS. (;rN.MEN AFTER A COIRT. Death Threat lor All Who Helped to Convict Becker. The criminal gang in New York City, which objects to the trial of the murderers of Gambler Rosenthal and the conviction of Becker are trying to inaugurate a little recall of judicial decisions themselves. The judge and lawyers and jurors and witnesses in the trial which resulted in Becker's conviction have received threatening letters and telephone messages that their lives were not safe. The olficials are being guarded, but the "squealers who turned informers are trembling with fear and it is not unlikely that several mysterious murders will de- velope. .^Ilrhigan Woods tlir Scene of tho First Fatal .VIstiike. I Hy till- As.socl.ntiMl lYcss) Houghton. Mich.. Oct. 28.—The first fatal btinting accident of the present season in Northern .Michigan occurred today, when -Jerry Coffey, a logging trainimin, was shot, presumably by a deer hunter while walking through the woods. • COLONEL STILL GAINING. Rut I'hyslrluns Disuppolntctl That the Wound Remains Open. <Hy lh<> .Vssiiclal.'il |'i<>.ssi Oyster Bay Oct. 28.—Roosevelt was stronger today, but his wound is still open and be Is not gaining strength as rapidly as his phjslcians hoped he would. He took a short walk today. DIAZ'S FATE IN THE BALANCE. Court .Hartlal's Sentence Dentil—May Rocehe Judicial TrhiL Charges Abandonment. Ed. Walls brought suit in district court this afternoon to secure a divorce from his wife. Lulu Walls, to whom he. was married October 1 1910. Walls was a widower, the father of two children when he married his present wife. He states in his petition that it was understood when he married that the two children should reside with him and should be given proper care and loving treatment Instead of this the plaintiff alleges, Mrs. Walls objected to the presence of the children and became guilty of gross neglect. She finally left him, he charges, and upon the ground of abandonment and neglect the divorce is sought. Within the past few months four men whom the officers have been'seek ing over the country have been located and arrested' by following tbe old French rule In such cases of "Seeking the woman." Sidna Allen was thiis taken with his partner and the gunmen in New.-York were run down In the Bfme wajr. The City of Mexico, Oct. 28.— General Felix Diaz, leader of the revolution inaugura ed recently In Vera Cruz, and three of his confederates, have been sentenced to death by thef court-martial before which they were tried in that city. The finding of the military court was announced in Vera Cruz yesterday morning.j but the news did not reach here unti] today. At the same time word of the verdict against Diaz was received came the report that the military court had decided to recognize the j order of suspension of sentence upon the revolutionary leader granted I by the supreme court pending investigation as to whether the [trial ofi Diaz should be by military o^- civil court Popular apprehension regarding the fate of Diaz has. not been greatly allayed, however, by this action of the court martial. if the military court observes the order of tbe civil authority the final disposition of the case will be postponed. But it would be no surprise to thousands here to receive a message announcing the execution of the sentence pronounced on the rebel general and his associates. Efforts to save their lives especiaNy that of Diaz, continue unabated. Conspicuous women, men high in affairs, members of congress and even high army officers have appealed to President Madero for clemency, but to all he has ^ven the same negative answer. MONOPOLIZINa OUa ATTENTION AGAIN. /I / <}ty tli»> A.-ixm-iiilpit r /Utira. .V Y.. Oct. 2S.—It XMERIGIINS NOT GIMBLERS UNCLE SAM WAT( HES CUBA. 'Trouble Exjiected Friday When the Nathrs Hold Election. itOMIIN MURDERS A FAMILY WHEREFORE TAFT FORECASTS REPUBLICAN SUCCESS. frsy tlie As.vm-hitcd TYess) Washington..Oct 28.—Officials here' welcome the announcement from Havana that leaders of the political fnc- ANtiRY YOUTH RESENTS REFUSAL TO SEE HIS WIFE. Free llnliot Allows the Voters Ciiottse Between Progress and n "Leiip In the Dark." . ' tions have undertaken to abandon all '• .Vnful Tragedy in Wisconsin Is Fur- tny the .Vs .sfM 'iiitfil I'n -ss) Wtishinglon. Oct. 28—President Taft today made public a statement in whlcli he declared that the "four years of depression which followed the second election of Cleveland" were due to a promise of tariff reform and the Democratic changes in tariff that followed, i The President said the i.-sue before the voters; i.s clear. "On one hand pros- 1 perity and real progress; on the other j leai> into the dark. "The American leoplc." he continued, "have more pre-election wliich have resulted in several soriiuis collision.s. Real trouble Is expected on Friday, which is.electioh day. President Taft is In close touch with tin- officials of the State. War and .\'avy Deiiartmonis in a plan fo insure speedy and effective intervention in Cuba should conditions demand it. DYNAMITE CASE DRA(;S. Oilirials Paid Kxiienses of the Men Who Fireil the Shots. ( Hy tlii--».\.s.siK.-i:it''<l rr<<-ii Indianapolis, Oct 28—Conferenccb liL -tween Ortie E. McManigal, thf» con] fessed dynamiter, i-nd Frank .M. Ryan. Asso- Iher Evidence Tbat Insane Should ynl .Marry. iieople. he continueii, "iiave more | ••• ................ thai once surprised those who thought .>re.idcn: ot the International Asso- the people were being fooled and 1 iUndge aed Mruc ural Iron believe a similar surprise awaits our I \\ <";kfr.-- V '-re described by IJ. I. opponents on the coming fifth of .\'o- ^o"V tx stenogr.-.phcr, at the D.v;na- voinbcr" / | mite Conspir.fcy trial toda.v. The ..i.^--.^.,. !„ .1... on.lTd, ..i.o.--, <• IJ... witness said Ryan had knowledge that th bcllev opponents on the coming fifth vombcr." / ''onspir.icy" trial today. The "Except in the south, where a Re- wii.iess said Ryan had knowledge that publican of color ls«not allowed-to 'housands ol dollars monthly were vote, and In California and Kansas. McNamara to pay .-xpenses. where white as well as colored Republicans for the present are dls- franchi .«ed, the ballot Is free through out tho United Staes and that means hat the citizens are free to e.vpress their own will at the jiolls." (iERMAN BALLOON RACE. All the Contrsliints Afloat That Went Up Yesterday. ( Itv III.- ("r.-^Sl ib-riin. Oct. '.'S.—AU the balloons l>:irticipating in the inti-rnallonal race for the Gordon Hennett dip whlili started yesterday frmii SliUlgart, are still afloat. Topeka. Kas, Oct. 28.—Governor Stuhbs today i.-siied the following stateinent in reply to President Taft's assertion that the Republicans of Call fornin and Kansas are disfranchised. Taft is entirely mistaken in his statement that the Republicans of Kansas are disfranchised. The exact facts are that after the Taft electors had been defeated in a legal statewide prinwry by thirty-five thousand votes in favor of the Roosevelt electors, that the Roosevelt men voluntarily withdrew from the Republican column and aU lowed the Taft men to file under thel Taft and Sherman ticket and tho; Roosevelt men filed in the fndepen- 1 dent column under the name.s of: _ . ,, Roosevelt and Jol.n«on. Mr. Taft evi- *«"r* ^^''J <«n'^«'««'r U on dently has failed to keep up with the „/.^7 .?;;!:fc ,rrr.--,. political situatron in ivansas. . . Washington. Oct. 2?.-The Supreme Stuttgurt Gerniaiiy. Oct. i?*.—.\n hour before the time set for th«> international balloon race for the Gordon ! Hennett cup. the .Xiuericaii balloon Kansas City 11. exploded while being filled. No one was injured, altho'igh. the jtilot." .lohn Watts, was standing ni >ar- by. The cause of the explosion has nut been learned. TO HEAR NEWSPAPER CASE. SANTA FE WINS DECISION. I f^'ourt ;idvanoed to December 2, for argument the cases involving the I constitutionality of the n.''wspaj>er Ottawa Nursery Cannot Collect fromj ^ecjien of the :)ostai appropriation the Road. Ij,,v ;.„ri adjourned <Hv th'- .\sso'.-i;iti.d F'rosst Washington. Oct. 28.—It was held by the Interstate Commerce Coiumis-; *i»,mm FOR PROHIBITION. ion today as a principle that "where .« t « >. • -^m. ^ . . there are two routes between t!«. .-^ame >«"""«» < "•"IJ*'"' That Much for ,>oint8. over which dilterent rates ap- the "'t^iXl rress, ply, a shipper who elec s to ship traf- Washington. Oct. 2S.-Contributions fic via the route carrying the higher •„ „,„ national Prohibition party's rate is not entitled to an award of i campaign were J2i ),n3r..:«, according to damages merely because the lower. ^ rei.ort of Treasurer H. P. Faris. rate is in force via the other route. telegraphed from Clinton. Mo., to the . X l\ " ""^l^ ' <^ ^'"^ of Representatives. A. U illis & Company, of Ottawa Kas. . against the Santa Fe railway, the:- .According to a Bull .Moose appeal commission declining to grant repara-• for money in the Topeka Capital tlon on shipments of nursery stock. : Roosevelt's recent declaration of his I I Ml" ttvvtrv MV\ iit-T ' """^^ "'^ Panama canal equip L.l.Ml Utm h .MLN Ol T. ment to dredge the Mississippi and re i Ueve tbe southern states along the riv il'.y tti.- .V.-i.-ior-iati-il T*ri.~.-ii Sheboygan. Wis.. Oct. 28.—Alvin lloehr, aged :{3. and a young farmer, shot and killed his father-in-law. Philip .1. Ott Mrs. Oti and Mrs. OtUs father. Fred Haut. aged SO when refused permission to see his wife, with whom he has not been living. He escaped, and later his body was found hanging to a tree about a quarter of a mile from the .scene of tbe tragedy. When Roohr. who live* just across the road, went lo Otf's home and demanded to see his wife, the grandfather answered the door, but refused the young man admittance. Roehr went home and returned with a shotgun and killed Haut. As Ott and his wlf(! came out of the door, Roehr shot them. Both shots entered the breast and killed them. The young husband next entered the house on a search for his wife iuit she heani the shots and took their baby and hid in a Cupboard where she remained until Roehr left. The only eye witness to tlie triple shooting was the four-year- old step-son of Ott. who was at the milk shed. Thinking the entire family was kilb-d. be went upstairs and hid in a bed where he was found by a physician; lloehr's father committed suicide five years ago. Ott is a well known stock raiser. SHEAR DEATH VICE-PRESIDENT ILL AT < HOME IN UTICA, N. Y. HIS RREWWORSETHIS AFTERNOON MEDICINES NO LONGER HAVE THE EFFECT DESIRED. Sinking Spells During Summer Gave Warning and He Has Kept Out of the Ciinipnign. Press) was reported from the rcsid mce of Vice-President Sherman this afternoon that his condition remains such as to cause apprehension and that he dogs not re- si)ond as readily as heretofore to rcnt- edies.^ Alj^ming rumors regarding the condition of Vice-President Sherman- lia- riuenced his physician. Dr. F. Peck, to ! isi^u'' the following bulletin today: "Vice President Sherman is a very ill man. although tbe re|iorts incir- culatii-n during the night are greatly exaggerated Sherman was sitting up yeserday.,and walked about he house. His condition is \>aA. We do not apprehend any Immediate crisis." Close friends of Sherman admit that his condition is very serious and it is known he had sinking spells at time.-: during the sumtiier. it Was .-taieti today that he was slightly im- provtxl. The Vict^President realized the precariou.-! nature of his illness and some time ago agreed not to under lake any campaign work or other duties tliat would tax bis strengtu. .lames Schoolcraft Sherman, vice- president of the United States and Republican nomiijee for re-election. w»8 born in 1 PO.STAL E.STIMATE BKUiER. llitchrork Asks Congress for Nearly #i<t ,0 <Hl,<MM». j Wa.'-bington. Oct. 26.—For the support of their postal service, the people of tlie United States next year will pay S2s:!,s(!.',,7t;". far more than for any other branch of the government service. Estimates - forwarded to the Treasury Department by' Postmaster General Hitchcock of appropriations necessary to the operation of the isost- office department during the fiscal year beginning .luly 1. 1913, propose an Increase of $12,086,909 over the appropriations for the current fiscal year. Mr. Hitchcock is the first cabinet officer to complete his estimates, which aggregate $2S1.T!(1,.50S for the postal service at large, exclusive of J2.<>!4,2ey for the department In Wash- i Ington. .Vearly $10,0'Vi,000 of the increase will be required to put into effect the postal legislation enacted this year, it is estimated that $7,240,000 will be needed for the parcels post system; $l,3.-,l>.00f> to meet the conditions required under the new eight hour law; $7.-.o.t»oo to provide for tbe reclasslfi- caticn of railway mail clerks,; and $1.".0,0<'0 to establish the new village free delivery service. President Invpsllfrated and HemoTed Two of Thrta. Washington. Oct.. 2K.— President Taft has removed Edward 1.. Barnes. Resistrar of the land office at Great Fails, Mont, and accepted the resignation of receiver Wilson nf the iism«< offlce. This action fallows an In- Testlfatlon. er cf their troubles, ha^ "Broken the Solid !?outh" and tbat recent polls in Mississippi and Louisiana show a vote of 1,170 for Roosevelt f7 for Wlson and 26 for Taft. Whether the nation should pour tens of millions into this enterprise i.-; one question, but its advocacy at this time fras no chance occurrence with Uia ColoneU Mr*. R. A. FQVlec whg ^ here and " ' '-— "- RIOT JUROR }^ So Eltor and liiovanultti Can Rest TRI Wednesday. Salem, Mass.. Oct. 28—Because of the Illness of .luror .lohn N. Carter, the trial of .1. J. Ettor, Aturo Giovan- nlili and Joseph Caruso for the al- legetl murder of Anna Lopizzo during the strike rjlot last January, has been jo»tponed^wttlJf^e8<lay. OREGON LAW MADE DIRECT. This Year's BaHot Contains Thirty. Eight Mntsureii. I'ortland, Ore.. Oct. 26.— Oregon wflV vote upon no less than 38 measures as laws and amendments to the conati tution in the coming election. This Is the largest number that has yet been placed before the people of this state as a result of the program of direct legislation, now famous the countiT over under tbe name of the "Oregon System." Each year since the legislature submitted the Initiative arid ref erendum proposition to tbe^ peoiile in 1901, an increasing number of measures has been voted upon. " Thus the initiative and referendum, which was a sort of enabling measure under which subsequent amendments have been offered, was adopted in 1902 by a vote of 62,000 to 5.000. In 1904 use was made of it by the submission of two measures, eleven in 1906. eighteen in 190S and thirty-two in l9ld. This year's ballot therefore, carrying 38 measures carries Off the palm in I)oint of numbers. ' It is also of no little importance from the nature of the measures. Sev eral are of. little moment.- but a number arc of vital,nature, and one, an amendment to require a majority of the votes cast at any election to carry a proposed amendment to the constitution, is believed by the friends of the "Oregon System'^to be a menace to ithe system itself. CUBA WANTS MAINE RELIC; CLAIMS NEW YORK FOR T.iFT* Clialrntan B:<mes .Says tbe ^faite Will Give Him 60,0001 .New York. Oct. 27.—Radicalism, as represented by the Democratic and I'rogresslve platforms, is not acceptable to voters of New York and the plurality of VVilllkm Howard Taft, the Republican nominee for president, in the stale, including the city tit. New York, will e .i ^ceed 60,000. This is the statement mkde tonight by "WllUam Barnes, Jr.. chairman of the New York state Republican committee.! Mr. Barnes's statement follows: "Thorough and accurate ^anva^es. which have been made throughout Ithe state of New York, indicate that Tsift ^s' plurality outside of the city will exceed 110,000, and that Mr. Wilson will carry the city of .New York by 50,000. Upon these returns, in which I have • absolute confidence, I now am ready to predict tbat the state will give a sure plurality of more than 60.000 for President Taft Minister Rlrero Asks for Ship's Flr- orchead or a Cannon. Washington, Oct. 26.— A relic of the Battleshfp Maine has been asked for by the Cuban government through its Minister here. Senoror Rivero. for preservation in the National Museum iat Havanna. Either the figurehead, which was in the prow of the battleship or a six-inch gun and :mount, is desired. Both the figurehead and the gun were recovered recently from the harbor, • ^ ^ Tbe State Department probably will give Senor Rivera, an answer today; It was intended to use the relics in tbe monument to be erected over the . Maine dead In Arlington . National cemeter)-. but one of the pibces prob- i ably will be left at Havanna to be; exhibited there.

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