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fkjj n THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, MONDAY MORNMNG, NOVEMBER 4. 1912. , JM
APPEALS TO THE
GOOD SENSE OF
President Taft Issues Stale
men I Telling" Why Republi
can Party Is Entitled Iq
Support of Voters.
POINTS WITH JUST
PRIDE TO RECORD
Roosevelt Also Issues a Aani
festo in Which He Claims
Bull Moose Ticket Alone
Will Give Satisfaction.
a -ivW YORK, Nov. 3. Prealdont Tatt
I issued the fellowln- atatamont here
tonlpht shortly before Ms dopar-
ture for ClnctnimtJ.
"On the eve of the national
-lr-ttoii it In suitable that a short
Mjnimary nhould bn made of the rea- !
nn why th Republican party Is en-
titled to upport. That pnrty for four
yeare Imb been reputed for the ad-
minUtratlon of covemment and has !
left a record of suecost In effoctlvo
and efficient executive ndmlnlPtrn,
tlon and of legislature accomplish
ment that I not surpassed by any
administration since the war. It haa
changed a deficit of nioro ihnn fifty
millions of dollars to a surplus of
hortly more thnn thirty million by
increln? tho revenuo and by reduc
ing Eox'ernmentiil expenses.
Its Achievements In loclnlatlon nhow
thnt it ha made doflnlte proprosa eo
fnr as national leglrlatlon enn pro
duce pro?,re,s In statute looklnr to
the aid and rcllof of those clastic In
the community who havo had ronsons
heretofore to complain of tho unjust
opera Hone of the Inw sovornlnp their
relation to employer and to the com
munity at larsc.
The modern tondoncy to uko eov
rrnmetilul aconclca to bettor the gen
eral condition of the people by Riving
.in equal opportunity to nil 1mi boon
fullv rccosnlaed In thU ln?lslntion and
practical ftcpn have been taken to
The Republican tariff IcslsUtlon of
1500. while not pcrfoct conmltutlonally,
.baa reduced cxt'raurivs tariff rate and
hks protective f oft lure that lutVc
been so ImUrumotital In creatine In
dustrial prosperity. And thin admin
istration has already takon steps to
Hecure h fair moans, by tho tariff
ommUwIon, of furthnr reducing and
iPMdJustliuc the tariff within the lim
its of proper protection to our Indus
trie. The mntl-tnist avc upon the stat
ute boolu have bean enforced without
lejranl to iieront and without fear
01 favor, and tho resulting dcereeH.
If allowed to have their normal opera
tion, will tend to restore competition
und will relieve the oppression that
i lie statute was pcd to prevent.
In vlow of what Iimk been done In
the last four yonr. tho Republican
party Hi on Id not now be turned out
of of ilea. lln promises huve. boon
n.iiplled with, roal progress baa been
ff-rled. and its conduct of the eco
nomic pollolc of the Rovernment has
iiot-ii such an to make It possible for
i lie tountrv to enjoy and prolong the
wlriprcad and growlnc prosperity
:jow at hand.
. Bull Moose Promises.
As In. If the Republlctui juiriy Is
itjriifl out of ofrtre. what party la to
MKvel? One of- the opposlnn patties
scarcely four months nso, a part
ft the Mr publican port itself. It
adopted a platform attacking the
lctituc constitution of the country,
proitilslnc an attempt to destroy tho
Importance of the Judiciary and pro
loHin mMBUree that would sap the
foundation of representalive demo-
ratle constitutional Kovernmcnt. It
promises to tlm people a platform of
benefits which are not within the
abllltv of a national party to accom
plish six! orfors rcmedbx for alleged
evils In our prttfent condition that
are Impracticable and Inconsistent
Hh each other. Tho r o-called Pro
gressive party la nrcow-arlly a ml
norltv puny. A vote for It cannot
tend to ctabli?h Its power or Its
principles, but can only be a vote
wsalnst the Republican party and for
the Democratic party.
The Democratic pnrt declares In
favor of a tariff for revenue and
hoMa that a protective tariff Is not
only unwise, but also unconstitution
al. The changes proposed by tho
Democratic party may bo fairly
indeed bv tho bills pascd by the
Democratic majority In the lart Con-
I I Real Estate
I H Handled
m This company not only
HH serves as executor, adrnlnistra
tor, guardian, trustee and in
other trust capacities, but it
BBB also handlos real estate in al!
01 its branches.
Kgl If you wish to purchase real
estate, our twenty-five years of
experience enables us accu
ratcly to pass on values; if
fl you havo property that you
jffflfcJ HH desiro to sell or rent, vc can
1 wrvo you in a most efficient
1 34 manner.
1 nl ! bALT AKE SECURITY &
1 1 sssB TRUST COMPANY,
I m sssH 3Z MMu st
srce.s. which I vetoed A7rcftdent.
These lilllf would hnvr so affected
tho industries covered by their terms
n to seriously Impair their value and
prosperity. .Mr. Wilson, candidate
of the Democratic party, haa made so
many and differing Matcinents as to
his attitude upon the tariff, with
view to eVHdlng ihe charge that a
Democratic admlnlHtratlon inmuia an
injury to InduKlrlal trwporlty, that
it Is impossible to toll what hla atti
tude Is, but It Is not unfair to say
that U la in accord with that or tho
majority of hi party In tho last
Congress which I Imve ludlcatcd.
Light of Experience.
The experience In the history of
the country in 1S3S and ISO! will be
recalled when a. period of great pros
perity whs succeeded by a porloU or
gr.Mit dciireaalon In the business of
our countn-. Thjs wa he t" 'he
threatened and aetnal chnnuo from i n
tariff for protoctlon to n larlfi ioi
rav.inue. It ought to warn every
buslnts man. every workman anu
every farmer who count upon the
home market for the sal" " ,''"
proliicts. tu cast his otc to retain
the prosent aduilnlstratloii and to do
feat the efTort to nut Into force tlio
orfwonilr views of the Domocnitlc
larty, which. If sueeowful. will halt
tho coming of prosperity, paralyze
business and repeat eral experi
ences from the years of 1S?3 to IS3;
' The countrv should not be plunged
from n, condition of bnsinejs ior
tiilnty anil t-ouipanitlvo tonlent
ment to one of doubt and anxiety.
OYSTER 15AV. X. V.. Nov. 3. At the
end of the lmnloat campaign of hi cu
roer. Colonel Rooatrolt tonight made a
final appeal to tho voters of the country
On belMilf of the Progressive Uckct. Es
cort fo' two specchoa tomorrow In hla
homo county, he. bu cndol tho slrugglo
which haa kept him hanl at work since
he threw lilts lint Into the ring last spring.
Ho apont tho dny with his family, and
was ao far recovered from his bullet
wound that hla physlelun permitted him
to go to church.
Colonel RooKcvclt guvu out his state
ment under dale of Novomber I. s his
appoul dny boforo election. Ho urged
every voter to read tho Progressive plat
form before going to the Pull". His state
I wish to appeal as strongly as 1
can to the nie.ii and women of this
country, to all good citizens through
out the union, and ask them to sup
port this great progressive movement
for righteousncae and for fair deal
ing. The progressive movement Is In
the Interest of every honest nun and
woman In tho land, and therefore, wo
have a right to ask Hint all good citi
zens, without regard to their past
political affiliations, stand with us
In this fight for cloan politics and for
the square deal In industry.
Faces Vital Issues.
Onlv tho Progressive party has
faced the real and vital issues of the
day. Xot only arc both old parties
bofiB-rlddeii and privilege-controlled,
but they show not the slightest con
ception of tho needs of the day or
the steps ncceesarv t0 lake If grave
disaster to tho nation In the future
Is to be avoided.
During the lifetime of a generation
which la now In middle life, extraord
inary social and Industrial changes
have, come over this land. The great
forcos now at work, social and In
diiHtrlal. are such as wore utterly un
dreamed half a century ago. Yet tlv
leaders of both of the. old parties
today arc attempting the futile feat
of trying to meet these new condi
tions by worn out governmental ex
periments and by appeal to little
formulas and dogmas which had a
qertuln usefulness before the daya of
tentn and cloctrloity, before the days
of concentrated Industry and tremen
dous economic developments, but
which sire now as utterly useless as
the flintlocks of the cou'llunulul sol
diers would be In modern warfare.
Time for Change.
The Progressives have seen that It
Is utterly useless to hope that a great
people, living under tho forma of a
political democracy and skilled by
. universal education, will long con
tinue to tolenito In economic matters
the reign of nn Industrial oligarchy,
tho enthronement of privilege and a
permanent and widespread inequality
Neither in the platforms of the old
parties nor In tho utterances of their
candidates and leaders do we see the.
slightest sign of an appreciation of
this great fundamental Issue. The
Progreeslvo party thoroughly appreci
ate that this Is the issue, and with
courage and common sense, and In a
spirit of kindliness to all our people,
has faced the problem and outlined
the necessary first steps toward its
We Intend to use tho forces of gov
ernment to securo Justice and fair
plav between man and man, man
and woman, not only In the political
but in the Industrial world. We
recognize that It Is the duty of all
of ub so to shape conditions as to
secure favorable economic surround
ings for the average mnn who Is hon
est and industrious. We do noc re
gard economic well being as the all
of life, but we regard It as the Indis
pensable foundation, the foundation
which It Is necessary to secure for
all our people, and upon it we intend
to raise the superstructure of a high
Pleads for Votes.
Our opponents, Democratic and
Republican alike, have not ventured
to particularize as to which they
I urgently ask every voter In the
United States to read that platform
this very day and ponder over It,
and tomorrow to cost his vote, having
In mind what Is said In that plat
form. It docs not contain a promise
which ought not to be made, it does
contain even promise which. In view
of our situation, ought to bo made.
Even promise it contains can be
kept. If wo arc given the power.
every promise which it contains will
be kept. fSlnned)
WILSON WILL WIN
LINCOLN, Neb.. Now W. J. Bryan
tonight gave to the Associated Press a
ro!um) of tho campaign and his fore
cast for the roault of the election Tues
day. "As far as I can eo. Mr. Wilson's
election Is not only almost certain, but
the probability Is that ho will not only
have a largo majority In the electoral
college, but a largo plurality of the popu
lar vote. UnloJS tho silent voto Is very
largely against us I do not see how Mr.
Wilson can be dofcatod and I know of
no reason why ho should not have a
large share of the silent vote.
"I expoct to soe the Democratic plu
ralltlca outnm the estimates made by
tho campaign manager. Governor Wll
son has mado a splendid campaign. He
has grown constantly and more than Jus
tified the exportation of his friends.
He will not have to stay up late the
night of his election to learn the result.
I hope to send him a telegram of con
gratulation before 3 o clock.
CASTOR I A
Tor Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
"TURKS ARE DRIVEN BACK
TO LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
(Continued Trom Pnso One.)
undertaken two turning movements with
the object of completing a circle about
tho force under Xazlin Pasha, now fall
Ins: back to the fortified lino of Tcha
taldjn, wufct of the Ottoman capital. All
the moasor dispatches received today
hearing on the ItulgHtian operations In
dicate that the Bulgarian commanders are
delaying the actual capture of Constanti
nople by attempting this new movement
for humanitarian reaaous.
Should the BulpirlHiia press tho Turks
dlroclly back Into the city, which it Is
now conceded they would be able to do.
the crazy Mohammedan lioos would be
sin the most terrlMe muhiKiere In history.
If the liulk'Hrlans can turn back the wings
of tho Turkish army, encircle Nazlm
Pasha, force his surrender and thou
march on Constantinople thy would havo
to deal only with the Mohammedans
within the city.
Turk Position Pitiful.
The Turks are In a pitiful position. Im
peded by thousands of wounded, with a
depleted commissariat and disheartened
and disorganized, they are rotroatlng In
disorder, prepared to surrender and pull
Turkey to her knees In supplication be
fore the victorious enemies from the
Meanwhile, the Servian army. led by
the cnvalrv. Is sweeping tho remnants
of the Turks from Maecdona. Turkish
rule in Macedonia Is today a fact of his
tory. The Servian havo established
Christian rulo In all the conquered prov
inces which eomprlse practically nil of
the westehn portion of the Turkish em
pire. Scutari. Monojitir. .lanina and Sn
loulkl are the only remaining Turkish
strongholds of Importance and the cap
ture of uch of theso places Is only a
matter of hours.
Tho last pretentious offensive action
attempted by Hie Turks seems to have
been a strategical flank movement and
it failed miserably. A force of "MOO men
wu landed a Lcdyla on the Black sea
and was completely defeated before it
hod gotten under way.
The threatened massacres of rhrlstlans
and Jews In Constantinople and ?olonlkl
hod not been begun at latest reports
from those cities today, but the news
that slaughter has bos"" expected
momentarily from each city. There are
fiOO.000 Christians in Constantinople, and
70.000 in Falonlkl.
Tho London foreign office bus been ex
ceedingly active all day. but the foreign
representatives are keeping a uniform si
lence, giving no inkling of the progress
of the work.
IN TURK CAPITAL
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 3 (Tncen
sored) Constantinople is in a fever of
cxcltome.nt ovor the alarming reports
from the field of battle.
Foreigners and natives are Buffering
from tension caused by the scries of mil
itary disasters, and although the city Is
In a state of slegei crime In some quar
ters Ir unchecked. Many families aro
leaving the city. The people fear, first,
an outbreak of inoslcm fanaticism by the
turbulent elements, tho lower classes, and
secondly, a rising of hordes of innddened
soldiers who are holme driven by the Bul
garlann to make (heir last stand a few
miles outside of Constantinople ond then
perhaps to fall back on the capltnl.
Tho battlo still continues on tho plains
of Thrnre and if tho Turkish tioidlcrs fall
back within the gates of tho clly, it is
feared (hey may turn their guns and
bayonets on those who arc awaiting
here the outcome of tho conflict.
There Is a largo and unruly element
of the population Which would bo clad
of any pretext for massacres and "pillage.
The presenco of more than 10,000 mos
lem refugees from the war zone who
have lost all their possessions adds to
the dnngcr of the situation. Rumors aro
current that the young Turks' commit
tee may start rioting with the object of
overthrowing the government, but there
have been no tangible proofs of such a
plan. It is doubtful whether a rising
would bo directed against foreigners as
much as against native Christians, but
the danger to foreigners is real. If tho
Turkish army sustains complete defeat,
the lives and property of thousands of
forelgnors. as wclll as native Christians,
will bo in peril
The presence of foreign warships Is of
the Kreatcst importance and would be
the fcurcsl guarantee of the security of
foreign lntorests and public order gen-1
orally. The government has made morel
severe tho state of siege; strong patrols
circulate through the streets and the po- i
lice have received orders to use the ut
most vigilance and to repress disorders
A brigade of infantry has been de
spatched to TchatalJa with orders to
prevent all fugitives, principally soldiers,
from going to Constantinople, but It is
questionable whether the brigade under
certain conditions would carry out such
On Thursday tho diplomatic represen
tatives of all the nations hold a con
ference, .lust what measures wcro de
cided on, Is not known, but tho Austrian
embassador visited the foreign minister
and called attention to the disquietude
on the part of tho foreign residents re
specting their safety.
BY GREEK TROOPS
ATHENS. Nov. 3. The Greeks have
captured Prcvesa, a fortified town in
Eplrus, on the north side to the entrance
of tho Gulf of Arta. Greek troops en
tered the town at 4 o'clock this after
noon. About noon the Greek blockad
ing squadron sent two gunboats, cleared
for action. Into the harbor, but no re
sistance was offered.
Prcvesa. was suffering the effects of
the blockade and fumine threatened the
town. Before the capture of this place
a Greek detachment occupied NlcopollJ'.
a commanding position a short distance
away. The Greeks blew up tho Turkish
battery on the heights whore the Turks
were entrenched. The Turks and Baahl
Bazouks took to flight but 150 of them j
A Turkish torpedo boat In the Gulf of i
Aorta was shelled and burned. The Turk- f
lsh forces aro concentrating at .lanlua. ,
although they still hold Pontopiga. a!
strongly fortified height.
Tho crown prince is reported to have
captured Yenldlsh, near Salonlkl, after
an cgagement Instlng over Friday ami
Saturday. The Greek army is still push-'
lug forward, the Turks retreating In or- ,
SUPERB COURAGE 1
OF BULGAR ARMY !
By International News Senlur
LONDON. Nov. 3. -The Dally Mall
prints the following dntfpatch by Lieuten
ant Wagnor, correspondent of the'Vion
na RoichejHiat, dated Bulgarian head
quarters Saturday and sent from Vlanun
under date, of Sunday, S:30 p. m.:
"The Turkish army defaatud in the
battle of Lule Burgas ami Visa, Hi con
tinuing its retreat in two lines through
Tehorlu, want of Sorul, In Its two prtn
ell I lighting detachments reapectlvoly.
The northern column At trying to reach
the line running through Serai to Stranja
and tit southern column the line to
TchatalJa in order to make a further at
tempt at rentslancn In the fort I tied po
ol! ion there.
'Supported by the Hrrlval of two
Turkish divisions west of Stranja and at
T harksskenl. the Turkish troops which
rWl i- t.ui d!orW .ifter the btttlr have
. ..'! in prt it Is "tilt vrrv r'Ubl
f as net .ct nrj tomi lrrabi' portion
will succeed In arriving behind thcTcha
laljii lines. The Bulgarians arc trying,
by throwing out advance posts through
Scral, Stranja and Karakoul, to divert
the retreat of tlrv Turks. Their advance
was delayed by flt-hling In the forest re
gion southeast of Visa, but after the
Turkish troops In that district had been
hurled baik. the advance was continued
with the greatest energy.
"During the enfmceincnt at Lulc Bur
gas a Turklxh division was driven south
ward by the Bulgarian main army and
"Railway communication with Tchatal
Ja via Tehorlu has been Interrupted at
"The erueltloK committed by the Turks
In their retreat uro dreadful. All the
villages In their path were burned and
all the Chrlstli.118 murdered. The bodies
of dozens of dead women havo been found
slashed with kiih'u. The reserves from
Asia Minor especially behaved like wild
"Three Turkish officers, prisoners of war.
sleep beside me. One of these, a captain
who upeaks German, said today: 'Wo
wore not ready when the declaration of
war was made. We. believed that the
Bulgarians would strike their prluclpnl
blow at Adrianoplc; wo were convinced
that the Bulgarian army would waste Its
blood before Adrianoplc. giving us lime
to complete our concentration.
' The Bulgarian attack on Kirk Killis
sch came as a complete surprlso to us.
Our men fought bravely but unfortunate
conditions existed In our commands.
Many commanders were only appointed
at Ihe outbreak of the war and did not
know what they could expect from the
troops. Many divisions of reserves were
Insufficiently Instructed, yet were em
ployed as though they were scanned
troops. Ono command would want to
remain on tho defensive, while another
would want lo attack, so it happened
that one part of tho army advanced while
the other remained herc It was. Gen
eral chaos resulted.
" 'The Bulgarians aro Irresistible In
their bayonet charges. When a hundred
men fall beforo a quick volley, a couple
of hundred continue tho charge over tho
dead bodies of their comrades.'
"I can fully confirm thesd remarks
from my own observation. Thus I saw
two battalions of Bulgarians charco at
A ven Ajvell and Millet!, before Adriano
plc. The Bulgarians advanced double
quick In solid masses In which tho Turk
ish shrapnel rent great gaps, but the
storming party wa not stopped In Its
onward rush, tho gaps v. ere Immediately
filled up and the charge went on. This
look place in an unsheltered country be
fore an enemy keoplns up a murderous
fire from a well protected position. It
was no mero human courage, jt eas con
tempt of death, bordering on fanaticism.
I still shudder whnn 1 think of thin awe
inspiring, superb sight.
"His majesty, the king of Bulgaria, has
made very kind inquiries about me."
LANDS AT STRAVOS
SALONIICI. Nov. S. (Unccnsored.)
A complete Greek division under General
Smolensky landed at Ptravos. on the
northwest of the Chalols peninsula, and
occupied tho villages and mining district
as well as the capital, Pollgyro. from
which the Turkish officials were expelled.
Tho division Is now marching on Galat
slsta and Salonlkl, accompanied by 6000
well-armed Greek peasants, many of
whom aro deserters from tho Turkish
army. There Is a prospect that Salonlkl
will be attacked simultaneously by two
Greek armies converging from the west
and east. It Is understood that the mu
nicipal authorities have decided in favor
of a surrender.
It Is reported that Pallh Pasha, minis
ter of marine, has arrived to take com
mand of the Turkish western army.
General ICadry Pasha and Mehmcd
Pasha, an Albanian chief, have been sent
to Constantinople to bo court-martialed
for tho Turkish defeat at Kumanova. Ac
cording to current rumors, .fifteen Turk
ish officers have already been tried and
shot for the "encouragement of tho
Many Bulgarian prisoners here, or on
the way here, have been maltreated. In
some cases Bulgarian prisoners have boon
DIVISION OF THE
Special Cable to The Tribune.
LONDON. Nov. 3. The Ottoman pow
er In Uurope is at an end and Europe Is
now face to face with the problem of the
distribution of the spoils. A momentous
race Is on between the ships of the pow
ers and the victorious Bulgarian army
as to which shnll enter Constantinople
first. Either or both are needed there
to prevent the certain uprising against
the Christians, which otherwise will oc
cur. But the pride of the Bulgars de
mands the right of the possession of the
city and the dictation of peace with the
Turk unhampered In his own capital,
without the Interference of any of the
It Is n dcllcato situation, nnd unon
the delicacy with which It is handled
mav depend the general peace of Europe.
Lights are burning In the chancellor.)
of every capital of Europe tonight, for
the sick mnn of Europe is at last In ex
tromltv. The 500-year menace has be
come a crisis. Four small, Inconsidera
ble states, fighting for their homes, have
driven the power of Mohammed to the
brink of the Bosphorus. where, it dangles
while the prophet utters piercing cries
Tho general consensus of opinion to
night Is that the powers will not dare to
Interfere with the Balkan stales In the
completion of their work nor attempt to
undo what has been done. The brond
-principle of their right to what thc have
What is a man without
a rain coat? Uncom
fortable to say the
least. Rain coat wea
ther is with us now.
Slip into one of our
slip-ons today and be
stylish as well as com
fortable. i mmHmm
TELLS OF TI WILD
(Continued from Paso One.)
nciclihoriup: bill? aul tlrndly shrapnel
tore throuj; Hicir ranks.
"Wbeu the confusion caused y .lll,s
uncxperted firo nppcaicd at its lirjuht,
tho cavalry under Salih Vjipha, dash
iut from ' couccalmcnt with drnwn
swords and shoul inir the Turkish war
crv, 'Allah, Allah!' swept hko a tor
nado upon the oxposcd int'nutry None
could ho oxpcclrd to withstand Mich
an onslaucht. The Hulgnrs turned and
tho Turkish cavalry rddo thorn down.
caiiMnj: extraordinary havoc in their
mil he. , , ,
"Elated bv their siioecss, tho Turks
continued their forward movement; but
suddenly found themselves exposed to
the. fire of Bnlenrian machine Runs.
Thifc .surprise at lack brought both Turks
nnd then- horses tumblinc to the.
ground, a torn nnd mangled mass. I'cw
of thoje fellows ever canto back, but
found heroic deaths racing down n
hard and tonv veldt toward the. en
emy. Few Escaped Alive.
"Events succeeded oacb other in
startling succession. The Bulgars, re
covering fropi the temporary cheek,
rushed forward their heavy artillery
and tho remaining survivors of the
Turkish trnrrisou beat a hasty retreat
in the direction of tho Lulo Burgas
railway station. The unerring aim
of tho Bulgarian artillery, however,
cut hhort tho retreat and very few
escaped as Ihey crossed the. plain on
the way to the cover oft'ered by neigh
"Tt was now the turn of the Turkifh
artillery. The town was occupied only
bv Turkish dead and tho vanguard of
the ene.mv. Tho Turkish artillery from
paid for wllh the blood of thousands
or slain will be. recognized. The fate of
Constantinople alone is In doubt. Of this,
capital of the world once, center of cul
ture, luxurv and learning, .and latterly
front of the civilization of Moslem, a
buffer state will proba.bly be made an
independent principality, governed by all
the powers Join My. It will become sim
ply, but significantly. Iho gateway he
tween the east and the west. The defi
nite dividing line boyond which the civ
ilisation represented n- the Ottoman will
forever be debarred from crossing over
into Europe. And the Turk, lonsr master
of millions of Christian subjects, who for
500 years has held all Europe, will be
come merelv a. servant tho "porter at
the gate" ir, indeed, he be permitted to
rule a I all.
TURKEY MUST MAKE
APPEAL TO ALLIES
LONDON. Nov. 3. The Turkish army
is in full retrca.t on Constantinople and
the Turkish government haa nsked tho
powers to intervene.
An official bulletin wan issued by tho
government at Constantinople tonight ad
mltllnc defeat at the hands of the Bul
garians in tho great battle on the Thra
Application was made to the embassy
in Constantinople tonight for mediation
bv the powers to end the hostilities and
arrange n peace agreement.
The embassadors, prior to this, had
asked the. porte to grant permission to
each of the creat powers to send a war-
ship through the Dardanelles, and this
has not boon complied wllh. The only
guaranty of safety for the unlive Chris
tian.'', and perhaps foreigners, in Con
stantinople Is to be found In the defenso
of warships of the great powers In tho
harbor of the Turkish capital.
It Is the general belief that Bulgaria
will refuse to listen to anything In tho
wav of Intervention until the Bulgarian
army Is at the iratos of Constantinople,
and will insist that Turkey mnko an ap
peal direct to the allies without Interfer
ence from. the powers
Powers Not Agreed.
The powers havo not boon able to
agree upon the French premier's formula
of "territorial disinterestedness." which
Is not acceptable to Austria or Germany.
The powers are taking steps for the pro
tection of Christians and their own po
litical Interests In Turkey. One warship.
In addition to the vessels already dis
patched to the Turkish ports, will be sent
through .tho Dardanelles by cacn or the
Beyond the statement that tho Turkish
army is rctreatinc to the last line of
fortifications outside Constantinople, lit
tle news was received from the seat of
war tonight. Fighting was reported
along the line from Tehorlu to Senal.
which was the outcome, doubtless, of the
effort of the defeated Turks to retire
within tho Tchalalja lines, which the
Bulgarians arc doing their utmost to pre
vent. Must Surrender.
I The besieging forces are tightening
their grip around Adrianoplc. and the
bombardment is becoming more vigorous.
In other directions the allies are taking
possession of Turkish territory. Tho
Greeks have taken Nicopolls ana iTjyesa
and have landed a division at Ptavrns.
which is marching to attnek Salonlkl. An
uncensored dispatch from the latter town
intimates the likelihood of Its surrender
j without resistance.
In connection with the Servian occupa
tion of Prlshrend. a warning from Aus
tria appears in the official Vienna Frem
denblatt. which. In the supposition that
the Servians have now attained the ob
ject of their operations toward the west,
"There are neither military nor na
tional motives for the Servian army to
penetrate the territory beyond Prevcsa.
which Is exclusively occupied by Alban
ians: that is. therefore, into tne unde
niable territory of another Balkan people."
j PORTE NOW ADMITS
I ROUT OF THE ARMY
; CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov 3. The
Turkish government has finally acknowl
edged the dofeat of Its main army and
I Issued the following bulletin:
"The fortunes of war are variable and
it is not always possible to bo success
ful on all sides. A people which acccptB
;war must submit with resignation to all
Its consequences. To overlook this obli
gation is to fall In one's duty. Conse
quently while It be unwise unnecessar
ily to be proud over vlctorlca It like
wise would be Incorrect to bo alarmed
at want of success.
!"Kor Instance. In the present war with
the four federated states the Imperial
troops are defending themselves with
(success In the environs of Scutari nnd
Jaulna. but the eastern army In the
i neighborhood or Visa and Lule Thirgas
I felt obliged to retire to the lines or the
defense at Tchnralju.
j "In order to facilitate a successful de
fence It ha naturally been decided to
, exert all efforts lo wifeguard the Intor
prti or the fatherland." ' ,
The fightlner on Saturday south of Lulo
, Burgas was of the most murderous cliar
'acter. Tho Turks offered a splendid re
sistance but wore overwhelmed by tho
Bulgarian artillery fire. This was ter
riric and compelled the Turks to with
draw to tho last lines of Tchataljn. The
(Turkish troops intend to mako a supreme
! effort to save the capital. '
Reports place the Turkish loss at more
than :o.000 killed or wounded.
A communication was given to the press
tonight, which Is not to be made nubile
until tomorrow. It is helleved will causo
Recent announcements has Jed the po0
ple to believe the tide was turning in
favor of tho TJrkHh army. Tho prejirnt
announcement U inlendf-d to break t'ie
a poHihon behind Lule Burgas .iccord
iuglv opened a hoay fire nn the town.
inuYoting evere o?ses on the enemy.
Shells rained for hours into Imle Bur
. Mativ houses were destroyed,
t7nd scores" of Bulgarians were injured
bv falling ruins-. j ...
".Meanwhile the Unitarian artillery
had not been idle. The Turkish po
sitions were badly eho?en inuM.nich as
thev were expoi-ed and practically with
out" roer. while m shelter trenches
had bccii made tor the fciipporting in
fantry. Artillery Duel.
The result of this artillery duel was
deeidedlv favorable to ihe Bulgarians.
The Turks sulfercd heavy looses. Un
the other hand the soveio bombard
ment to which Lulo Burgas had. been
subjected bv the Turks led to a tom
porarv evneuiition by the enemy Jo
ward" p oning the Bulgnrian advance
became more rapid. Large bodies of
infantry supported bv u us pushed
forward with incredible rapidity. To
the amazement of tho 'lurkish slatT.
the Bulgarians occupied artillery po
sitions which'had apparently been pre
vinnelv selected. Batteries took up po
sitions- as coolh as if they wcro en
iL'ed in peace maneuver, and when
Thev had the range of the neighboring
hill to a nicetv there began an exhi
bition of marksmaiifihip tluit was su
perb and murderous. . .
"The conin:ander-in-rhiet had
watched the fight from the heights
near the village of Satikeni. due east
of Lulo Burcas. As ho observed the
Turkish artillery and infantry being
mowed down his face for the first time
in the engagement L'rew anxious. 1 lie
Turkish artillery had from tho begin
ning been poorly supplied with ammuni
tion and what thev had was practi
cally all expended in the fight of the
morning. Now many gunners stond
around emptv limbers v.ilh folded
arms. Unablo to replv to the Bulgn
rian fire thev awaind death, which
ciime Mvirtlv." with true Ottoman cour
age. Along tho whole Turkish front
the troops were, harassed by a terri
Ide lire. As time wenl on it became
simplv a carnage. Men wern falling
in hundreds. The morale of the Iroops
was completely destroyed bv the ap
palling ordeal 'of the shell lire.
Turkish Army Destroyed.
"When night, closed in on the. deci
mated Turks it brought si short respite
to Abdullah's armv from shot mid shell
if nothing more. The men badly need
ed sloop and food, but thern was up
food for them and sleep was impossi
ble for the pursuing Bulgarians were
endowed with relentlesfi force and en
ergv. Turkish dead and wounded lay
everywhere. They encumbered the
ground in all directions. Of doctors
there were a few; of ambulances there
wcro absolutely nono. Tho dpnd lay
where thev had fallen. Somo attempt
was mnde tn removo and succor the
wounded, but tho greater portion suf
fered and perished miserably. During
the bitter eold of tho night some
dragged themselves painfully along;
many, unable, to crawl furl her owing
to plo'sieal weakness, cast themselves
on t lie ground to perish or fall into
tho hands of tho Bulgarians.
"For porhapp an hour the retreat wis
carried out in good order, but subse
quently, pressed by tho mnss behind,
the vanguard lost all somblanco lo an
organized army and the men abandoned
Iheir haversacks aud rifles nnd all their
Retreat Becomes Kout.
"Two hours after sunrise Ihe Bulgar
ians obtained information of what wns
happening in Abdullah's armv and
slurled in pursuit. Thenceforward the
retreat was converted into a disorderly
rout. Sakizko.i was speedily occupied
bv the Bulgarians, practically without
a shot being fired in its defense. Bag
gage, guns, equipment and all military
stores fell into the hands of the pur
suing Bulgarians. I myself lost my
horse nnd a ipiantify of stores which 1
had been incautious enough to bring
"History repeated itself on the Thru
cinn plains. Abdullah's army, like thnt
of Napoleon 111., was declared ready
down to the las) button of the gaiter,
whereas in reality it was hopelessly de
ficient in everything requisite for Ihe
equipment of a modern army.
"Going into buttle, Mulch tar Pasha
once said to me that Gorman training
of tho Turkish army would result in
its death. It is, however, unfair to
throw tho blame of the present appal
ling disaster on German mothods, but
on gross incapacity and muddling. In
efficiency also played a great part in th
catastrophe. There was an insuflicieiiev
of trained oflicers. I saw some com
panies going into action with onlv two
Unable to Load Guns.
On the last day's fighting I canio
acro&s instances of reserves ignorant of
the manipulation or the mechanism of
tho Mauser rifles. Anatolians mostly use
muzzle leaders and had never soon a
magazine rifle. Their weapons had to
bn loaded bv officers or by hotter in
structed comrades. Kven while their
ammunition lasted their lire was abso
lutely valueless. They aimed too high
or too low and when the buller. did not
go in the direction of the sky it found
a bullot in the body of some unfortu
"The battle fought around Lulc Bur
gas, which resulted so disastrously to
the army of Abdullah, mav be sjiid to
be the Nanshan of Thrace.'
IDAHO MAN DIES
OF HEART DISEASE
Walter Abbott, who came lo this city
for his health about a. month ago. died in
tho Latter-day Saint's hospital earlv
last night. He was .afflicted with heart
trouble and came from his home. In Idaho
to tho borne of his mother-in-law. Mrs.
White. In this city. Ah he grow gradu
ally worse he was taken to the hospital
about three weeks ago. 1 le was about H
years old. Ills wlfo came with him from
Idaho and probably will take tho body
hack there for burial.
bad news gently. The Porte's application
to the powers for mediation Is not known
to the populace, hut It Is believed that
thla action will be approved by the most
SOFIA. No. S. Fightlng Is proceed
ing all along the line from Tehorlu to
Saral. where the remnant of the def cited
Turkish army Is making a stand.
P.eports continue to clrculato that Ad
rianoplc ha rallen. but thore Is no con
firmation. This Turkish stronghold has
been subjected to extremely cvor bom
bardment, and latest advices are that
Bulgarian xhnllsi still aro belnir dropped
Into the fortress. There Is much elation j
hero ovor the Invaluable services of the
Bulgarian aviators, who fearlessly have
exposed themselves to the Turkish fire
In order to obtain Information for the
staff. With tho exception or Popoff.
who was killed, nil have escaped un
hurt. Servias Intentions.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
LONDON. Nov. 3. A special cable
from Belgrade late tonight says that at
the coming scaaloti of the national Ser
vtnu. assembly a bill will be passed an
nexing the captured districts or Novl
pazar. Komovo, Kumanova, I'skup,
Pr'shUInJ. Velcj and Plbda.
Mrs. Pansy Hasti8
at Los ,mMii
Tells Strange Story, bj&
Seems to B p.
that she ,5 l,nppipr thi;jrk
u ton years l,orRlIS JmP.t,
yesterday t0 iI!lvjnc
M.ouri, Mrs. p3njv
s in tho city jail l(t( V
mg the nrrivaUf Sheriff
dcrson of Pcttus county
sheriff cmler?on iWBl
Sebastian todav to hoM jiX)
until hi., arrival from S-Mif
The ease, is fiie 0f l't
the history of local police iK'
police do not doubt the vosr!BT
sanity. nlihouch l,rr itjji'
called at the t...
there was tiolnine to hVjME
that she was tenipornnh- mKc
"He knows I'm not iBE'
Mrs. Lesh, alter hcr hotCHSr
"because I told l,in,
I married luni five vean irdK3
Father Brooks to ynW I (Kli
SI. Louis long ,'.Eo wheal S
1-new Wt'rC nH 0t!"W
Remorse for One ijt'
The young woman toll wBr;
dav with utmost fraawMifW
showed remorse and ctnoiiet (Bk
relahnc the iiorv of botifc
poison to Mr;. Kh'za i C( njRi;
year after Mie liad taosf Hw1
of Mrs. E. M. Ouaintantc iMfcb
Ridge, twelve inils f rom fJmMb
"Mrs. foe was good (jaSp1
she scolded me 5omUm5. 3PV'
taken a hnhv to the poirhnflpl
the rnin and caught- a bMP''
nursed her and f3e brr tP
about half full of rough osaP'
got worse and was sn CosiB1"1
to me then tint I was fOrrrlP'
her, but I wns afraid loWHaK'
When sOic died thr doetcritiHF'
due to ptomnine poisoning
"I never really felt hiW!ff?
causing Mrs. Qimintanfe't
cepj that I knew it ivjj tjJBJH;
she ami hci husband tvfe ulKn
me. 1 was cnlv r ytin
was sent to them bv Ihe "ieiBLj
Cause of Suicide. 'Jf'
"Mr. Qiiiiiiitance. who nff
venrs old, mistreated mt Itik
trouble with his wtfp WiljS!
conraged me lo lio ditfjplK?;
We rinarreled one dav icd'VH.
part, and ui.-nbe ths u vVL
her poison. After hi wlff'iHJS
Qunintance wanted tuc to
him, but I rcfuwl nn'-fEH
place with foiiic people iwHgn,
TJidtrc. inincd thr MtlWiS! j
there nnd one night '-S, t
wjilkintr home with wv SjEr j,
tenehcr 1 told her alio it " qKr
me bv a voung man in tbHte
She took mo to n jn-tice l S.
I think it was. and after jWKj
Honing bv him, I pdmitWjfcs
lions with Qnaintancp, Tk,ff(
came to town that 1'.T .I5'Sb
hoard about it becauw " 'fh
out lo his farm and shot fcj)iKt
No Reason for CrtaeJEl
' ' I don 'I know why I B?,1!
of the women. That i J
have asked myself sovtnl
1 kuow is that 1 wanted
inv mind. L ?ed lo 'IKTI
when T wns alono of.?ot2H
1 f thev put me in the
will nerve mv sentence tfjflff)
then I enn start in overaptfR
a clean slate." . , jjHf
When it wns fuggcted "J
that heredity might "ve
thing lo do with cnsk ,
"Possiblv it inight: t w.
not. lead" a good lixe "4 Mm
roamed about a great dttlt
his name often. Bui t ft 'JBfcr
for me. 1 knew nht ffJML
lmvo a hnd temper, Mt p
wanted to kill WS!Mt?
in a rage. I don thin Wfc,
rcallv wanted to kill "'ltot
and Mrs. Coc." ,a,iltl')BN
vouua oman said
tho House of the 0o;PWp(
Louis where ihe B?gftI
then rnn away. J
west year of my U. ' J
-now that T loJSuK!
Iv afterward she mainM,
la wyer. i,'r,0Llir.TRJ 1
poratlon," died ' 7 uVBW
oar? old. P.r'cf 31. 1L
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