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WASHINGTON; ID. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 d912.-FOUB.TEEN PAGES.
Becker Guilty of Murder
In First Degree, Holds Jury
Ma UnUmt GonictMl of
Coaqriiclfy if AssasstaitiM
GUILTY OF MURDER.
PANEL OUT EI6HT HOURS
SiImii Scene in Cent is Fereiai
Annnnces Vtrdict Gmws
New York, Oct. 25. Lieut.
Charles Becker, charged with pro
curing the death of Herman Ro
senthal, the gambler, was con
victed of murder in the first de
gree in three and one-half minutes
after midnight this morning.
The jury was out eight hours.
The verdict came only after a
most protracted struggle among
the jurors, whose arguments at
times rose to such a pitch that
their voices were heard in White
Street, belov the jury room, on
the ground f,lass windows of which
vere silhouetted their figures, an
WERE BARRED FROM COURT.
ilrs. Becker, wife of the con
victed man, was barred from the
courtroom when the jury returned
with their verdict Seated in the
corridor outside, the .dread news
was broken to her as gently as
possible. She sat perfectly immov
able when the messenger told her
her husbands fate. Apparently
stunned, she neither moved nor
spoke. Then her eyes closed, and
she apparently swooned. Friends
carried her away.
The verdict was a severe blow to both
the defendant and his wie and counsel,
all ot whom .had been confidently look
ing for a disagreement at least.
ThA Hurattrtn ctf t?ip nv 4lfYra.
tlnnK thA KPmtnc nmrnv nf their i!n.
bates, and the nature of the evidence
that they asked to have sent Into the
Jury room after they had reUred Rose's
confession and the letter of Sam
Schepps to Rose declaring that ho would
not swear to a lie all carried the be
lief that points of difference had aris
en between the twelve men which would
make a disagreement inevitable.
Scenes of the most dramatic character
attended the closing hours of this cele
brated trial. It was 1154 p. m. when
Justice Golf entered the littered 'court
room, whence he had been summoned
by a message that the Jury was ready
to come in.
Jry Shovr Weariness.
As the black-robed justice took his
seat on the bench, all the sleepy-eyed
spectators rising while he entered, the
Jury began entering from the door at the
rear of the room. They were heavy
ejedjand bedraggled, and plainly showed
the effects of their long siege. Their
faces were all cast in serious mold. Not
a doubt In the minds of any one who be
held them as they filed into their seats
that the worst was in store for the ac
cused police lieutenant. Becker's fate
was written in the deep lines of each of
the twelve men's faces.
The last Juror had scarcely gained his
seat when the same door through which
the arbiters of his fate bad entered
again swung open, and Becker himself
stalked through His face was white.
His eves swept about the court room In
an affrighted manned, and finally fell
upon the Jurors. So Intent was he In
studying their countenances that he
stumbled just Inside the room and al
most fell over the railing.
Deputy Supports Becker.
The attending Deputy Sheriff caught
him and supported him within the rati.
The prisoner's calm had gone. He sunk
heavily Into a chair, breathing so hard
that the rise and fall of his massive
chest could plainly be discerned across
.the court room. He, too, had been wait
ing 'eight hours waiting In alternate
hope and fear without the relief of con
tention and batUe waiting siienUy. his
"wife at his side, whispering the hope
that both clung to in desperation born
of the despair of the past six months
ot damning revelations.
An intense silence fell over the room
in which the electric lights shown garish
over a newspaper-Utered floor. The air
waa heavy with the odor of tobacco
with which the waiters had beguiled the
time as they speculated on the out
come. Mclntyre, counsel for the accused, was
on his feet as soon as his client had been
comfortably seated. His motion was to
have read to the Jury, before they an
nounced any decision, the complete record
of the testimony taken at Hot Springs.
Earlier In the day the Jury had asked
for this in connection with their con
slderaUon of Schepps' standing as'a. con
federate, and Justice Goft had refused to
send the record Into the jury room be
cause all of the testimony had not been
admitted to the record or the trial.
Justice Denies Motion.
"It Is but fair that trie Jury have the
benefit of this record before they decide
thl case." urged Mclntyre.
Justice Goft, solemn and Impressive, de
nied the motion.
All eyes thereupon were turned upon the
Jurors. TheTeyes of half of them drooped
under the scrutiny to which they were
subjected. Signs of intense strain and
deep feeling were manifest on the faces
of them all. When the roll was called
they answered but faintly to their names.
It waa apparently with a supreme effort
that Juror No. 8, Bow. J. Becker, an
swered at all.
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FOR GOV. WILSON
Bulgars Train Guns on Turks,
Stronghold at Adriahople
Poll Stows ottorRipMiGii
StroMhoMs WIN 6i Dm
ocratlc. Is Glili.
TAFT IN THIRD PLAGE
Ohii Straw Vete Shews Mijwity
of 150,000 fer Baltiitre
GEN, FELIX DIAZ
DIES AT SUNRISE
Goirt-iirtial fo Mm li-f Mawiirs Recruit Staffs from
sirracto Liadir to
LIEUT. CHARLES BECKER.
Police Hake Important Discoveries
in Investigation of Bridge
port Harder Case.
Bridgeport. Conn.. Oct. 2V A mass of
evidence regarded of ital importance to
the countxj -wide crusade against white
slavery of nhich Chicago is Just now
the storm center is in the possession of
the State police here as a result of their
investigation of the mjsterious murder
of Jennie Ca alert, the supposed agent
of the vice crusaders of Chicago who
was shot to death by a party of five
men Tuesday night.
An official high in authority on the
investigation of crime admitted to-night
that the eUdence was ot such over
whelming importance that he feared to
take the responsibility of making it pub
lic until some plan of action can be
formed with the Federal authorities.
The arrival of several investigators
whose Identifications are carefully con
cealed from the general public this aft
ernoon led to the report that the Fed
eral agents were busy on the Ca alert
esse and concentrated action In several
cities may be expected when the evidence
now gathered Is formulated for the offi
cials of the various cities lnvohed.
This evidence is included In a large
amount of correspondence, a collection of
photographs, several books filled with
notes, and one book in particular which
las the appearance of by-laws of a secret
societ. All this vtas found in the trunk
brought here. It Is claimed, by Buonomo
and the Cat alert woman when they came
from New York City to Bridgeport Tuesday.
SAYS LOYETT SEEKS
TO SHIELD COLONEL
Envoy to Reach
Kiew York, Oct. 21 Dr. Raymon H.
Valdes, recently appointed Minister from
the republic of Panama to the United
States, to-day arrived from Colon by the
United Fruit steamer Santa Marta.
He was accompanied by his wife and
two daughters, the Misses Raquel and
Elena Valdes. Dr. Valdes speaks Eng
lish well, halng been educated in the
United States. He represented his gov
ernment here at the Hudson Fulton cele
bration. After spending a few days In
New York with his family the Minister
will go on to Washington.
I.M to Harana "Ferry, Charleatoa,
Summit Point, and Winchester and re
turn,' Sunday, Oct. 27. Baltimore and
Ohio special traia leaves Union Sta
tion I a. cl
MIRROR SHOWED WIFE
DO AN "ANNA HELD"
LOVE SCENE WITH HAN
Los Angeles Attorney Hakes Charges
in Connection with Dismissal of
Harriraan Merger Cases,
Los Angeles, o-i . -oi,
Robert S. Lovett. head of the Harriman
system, who esterday gave out a state'
ment in reply to one by Attorney Joseph
II. Call, of Los Angeles, formerly special
counsel for the United States govern
ment in the so-called Harriman merger
cases which were dismissed in 1905, fo!
lowing the raising of a $250,000 campaign
fund for Rooseelt In 1901, Is merely try'
ing to evade the Issue and fo shield
Roosevelt, was declared by Mr. Call to
In a signed statement he said In part
"Judge Lovett has again rushed before
the Senate Investigating Committee to
shield Mr. Roosevelt and point out that
the government dismissed a suit pending
in Los Angeles against the Harriman
merger in the jear, ISM. ten years be
fore the Harriraan contribution to the
Roosetelt campaign In addition to the
cases at San Francisco to cancel leases
which were dismissed in July, 1903, short
ly after the contributions.
Judge Loett has dug up another case
under the Sherman act. brought in the
Federal Court at Los Angeles, which
was dismissed In 1S31 during the Debs
strike, but the fact that another case
in another district was dismissed ten
years before the Harriman contributions
to the Roosevelt campaign Is foreign to
the subject inquired about by the Senate
"Neither the public nor the Senate
committee will be befogged by the fact
that the Southern Pacific had sufficient
influence to dismiss prosecutions under
the Sherman act as early as -ISM as well
as after the Harriman contributions to
the Roosevelt campaign.
"It is not necessary for Judge Lovett
to Impress upon tho country that the
Harriman system has had influence with
administrations In the past or the fact
that the Influence was lost in June. 1903,
when the dismissals of the cases above
mentioned were ordered.
New York. Oct It-Ohio. Taft'a home
State, for Wilson by 28,000; Pennsyl
vania by a saf plurality, and Illinois.
Indiana, and Kansas by big pluralities
were the adIces Chairman McCombs. of
the Democratic National Committee, re
"Our reports as to Wilson's liold on
rock-ribbed Republican States, Including
lairs own," said the cnairman, "seem
incredible. But they are backed by fig
ures resulting from carefully conducted
Later the publicity department Issued
"From a poll taken In 500 Ohio pre
cincts the indications are that Gov
WIIon will carry the State by 20,000
'National Chairman McCombs Is dally
receiving reports from Ohio, and none
of the predicted Democratic majorities
are below 130.000. The 500 precincts show
a total ote of 110,000. They show Gov.
Wilson is retaining the full Harmon
vote, and In addition has gained 3.939
votes from the Republicans and 3(1 from
the Socialists, while the Democrats have
lost but 373 otes to Taft and SOS to
Roosevelt. This makes a net Democratic
gain of oer 4.000. Tart haa lost 16,000
otes to Roosevelt"
Palmer Claims Prnnsjrltanla.
Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer as
sured Chairman McCombs that Pennsyl
vania Is sure to cast Its electoral vote
for the Democratic ticket. Mitchell said:
"Gov. Wilson Is certain to carry Penn
sylvania. I do not say this out of mere
rentlment. It Is based upon a tour
rf the State. The Republican vote will
be about equally divided, and this means
that Wilson cannot be defeated. It is
hard to tell now Just who will run sec
ond. Taft or Roosevelt."
Col. James Hamilton Lewis. Democratic
candidate for United States Senator from
Illinois. sas: "I have spoken In Illinois.
Wisconsin, and Indiana before being call-
ni iu Luiiiitrciicuu jiic .usm uss urri
rnd !s now between. Wilson and.Koost
velt In those Bta. Taft is sure to be
Kansas to-day: Wilson. 163,000: Roose
velt, 110.000; Taft, 70.000; Debs. 30000.
Former President Almost Completely
Recovered from Ballet Wound.
Dons Khaki Uniform.
Mexico City. Oct. 24 Gen. Joaquin Belt
ran is to-night at Vera Cruz, presiding
over a summary court-martial trying Gen.
Felix Dlas on a charge of treason.
The court-martial was ordered by Presi
dent Madero this afternoon with instruc
tions that the findings of the board, what
ever they may be, be immediately carried
This means that Diaz will be shot at
sunrise, for It is asserted here that he is
certain to be convicted.
Spies Follow Dlnr.
It was learned to-day that the Diaz re
volt was actually a Madero trap set and
sprung by the President himself. Diaz
had long been suspected of intriguing
against he government. The better to
catch him at his own game. Madero per
mitted "him apparently to go about Vera
Cruz without being spied upon, but, as
a matter of fact,' administration secret
service men were his constant advisers.
Diaz was led to believe that the major
part of the army would Join his colors
the minute he hoisted the standard of re
bellion. He failed to see the plot until
Even when Gen. Beltran's troops ap
peared before Vera Cruz he believed the
soldiers were coming to join lmmedl
ately and would attack those who re
mained loyal the moment he (Diaz) gave
This accounts for the apparent neglect
of Diaz to give battle the moment the
federals came In range.
TO HURT HOTELS
VERA CRUZ QUIET,
RESTORED IN CITY
The city of Vera Cruz, which on Wed
nesday was the scene ot the defeat of
Gen. Felix Diaz and the collapse of his
insurrection. Is fast resuming Its normal
aspect Commander Hughes, of the
United States cruiser Des Moines, cabled
testerday that the port had been re
qpened to commerce 'and the city re
stored to order and normal conditions.
Business Is being resumed, and police
patrol of the city has been re-ritabllshed.
The -Des Moines, will jemnln at Vera
Cruz for the present until the recent ex
citement has wholly died away. It Is
The close of the first twenty-four hours
of the hostilities being waged by 600 strik
ing waiters, chefs, and buss boys upon the
management of three of the largest hotels
and several cafes In the city found the
bosses holding the upper hand. The usual
tranquility of the city was not In a single
instance disturbed by any of the outbursts
of enthusiasm usually accompany a walk
A stranger In the city stopping at any
or the hotels affected by the strike who
had not read the daily papers would
never surmise that Washlngto was ex
periencing the thrills of a strike. The
guests were received by the management
with the same magic smile of old.
Whatever the outcome of the strike may
be, one thing Is certain the end of the
first day of the strike found the hotel
managers serenely attending to their af
fairs and treating the strike as a joke.
They are unanimous In declaring that
the strikers have bitten off their noses
to spite their faces.
About the only thing giving the ap
pearance of a real strike was the plac
ing of special police guards at the en
trances of the aected hotels to pre
vent the walking delegates and pickets
of the strikers from Interfering with
any of the strike-breakers being Im
ported from New York and other places
by the hotel management
Both Sides OptlniUUr.
Apparent optimism prevails In both
camps. The hotel managers last night
declared the backbone of the strike had
been broken, and that a sufficient num
ber of waiters had been found to fill the
places of the strikers to restore the cus
tomary service In the New Wlllard. the
Raleigh, the Cafe Republique. and the
So lightly do the managers of the ho
tels affected regard the strike that they
have not conferred with one another as
to making any united effort to break the
strike. Each hotel is handling the situa
tion Individually, and it was stated lait
night they had no Idea, ot holding a joint
The various managers of the hotels af
fected are unanimous In declaring that
under no circumstances will any of t3
ttrik-r.. be taken back, and that iverv
place will be filled recruits, whose -
smuiis win ue nuijfltArv
ej:i.ictS CWefASSr Uut night, so far
Kirtc-KfHssrt FaHs Mi ImmIs
Of Gzir Ftr-liMs
FUNK MOVEMENT WINS
GfMks Rtprtri Victwiws ii Sit-
iral iattlij Ottwii
ota recrudeiience of insurrection at tnatlas anncaranrra wr rornvnixl. nu-lr.
city. The Tacoma, ordered to Tampico. jn was not Dr0ving a strenuous Job for
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secmea most acute, m rr3 at- mo.
port to-day. She will remain at mat
port as long as there seems any im
mediate danger of an uprising.
WALES THROUGH THE HOUSE
MRS. SICKLES AGAIN
COMES TO FINANCIAL
RESCUE OF AGED SOLDIER
St Louis, Mo. Oct. 14. How Mr. and
Mrs. C E. Norden. roomers at the home
of Dr. Otto Schwer, watched through
mirror the doctor's wife in love scenes
in another room, doing an imitation In
the presence of & man of Anna Held
changing an old toilette for a new one
In one of her drinking songs, was part
of the testimony given in Judge Hlteh-
cocjcs court, where tne suit of Dr.
Schwer to divorce his wife, Elizabeth, la
Norden said that "he and his wife occu
pied a room in an ell ot the house that
was at right angles and on the same
level -with another room. Mirrors In the
other room were placed so that by
means of them they could look directly
into it though they could see only a
small part of the room itself.
Norden said the mirrors showed Mrs.
Schwer and the man drinking together.
At the first drink. Norden said, Mrs.
Schwer's spirits bubbled up into laugh
ter and she seemed to want more free
dom for breathing, aa sbe loosened her
gown at the neck.
Las Baltbaare aaa Reran
Baltimore aaeT Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 a. m. train Monday. All
trains both war. Inclndlnr th Rnval
Limited. - -
New York. OcU 24. Mrs. Daniel K.
Sickles, wife of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles,
from whom she has been estranged for
many years, again came to the rescue
of her aged husband to-day. She called
at the office of Sheriff Harburger and
asked the sheriff to postpone the sale of
the general's personal property to satisfy
a Judgment of Jo,050 In favor of the Bank
of the Metropolis.
The sale was to have been held to-day,
but the sheriff postponed the sale until
November L Mrs. Sickles said that If
the sale was put off until November 10
she thought she might be able to ar
range to pay the Judgment and save the
general's property from an auctioneer.
SZAB0 INQUEST CONCLUDED.
Coroaer Find Wumarn Wax Stran
gled to Death.
New York, Oct 14. Coroner Houghton,
cf Jersey City, to-night concluded the
inquest Into the death of Rosalie Szabo.
instituted by the New Jersey authorities.
The coroner's jury brought in a verdict
that "Mrs, Rosalie Szabo died of a
strangulation by pressure from without
and that Burton W. Gibson was respon
Mble for her death." The verdict waa
based mainly on an affidavit sworn to by
Dr. Otto Schultze, coroner's physician.
cf New York, who examined the body
cf Mrs. Szabo on September 10 In the
Jersey City morgue.
There were no witnesses to-nlarht A
copy of the verdict will be sent to the
prosecuting omcer of Orange County.
New York 'State.
MB to Baltlsam aaa Hetara,
0 ster Bay, Long Island. Oct 21 So
far has Col. Roosevelt Improved since
his return from Chicago that his phsl
clans have stopped giving out bulletins.
Of the five doctors who were called to
Sagamore Hill to see him Tuesday, all
practically have been dismissed except
Dr. Walter Faler. of this town, and Dr.
Scurry Terrell, the Texan, who accom
panied the former President on his
Western trip. Dr. Alexander Lambert Is
the only surgeon remaining actively in
the case, and expects to come to Saga
more Hill to-morrow. The other sur
geons consider their services at an end.
The colonel was In better spirits to
day than at any time since the shooting.
If It had not been for Mrs. Roosevelt he
would have had a string of callers at
Sagamore Hill, but she Insisted on his
keeping quiet Roosevelt saw Mark Sul
livan, one of his political supporters of
Brooklyn, and Peter Flnley Dunn, the
author. They remained with him but a
few- minutes. Roosevelt expects his sec
retary at Sagamore Hill to-morrow to
take dictation In reply to his accumu
lated correspondence. He. will dictate
only if Mrs. Roosevelt allows It
The colonel donned his khaki suit to
day and strolled around the house In It
He looked- longingly out of doors and
wanted to venture out but did not dare
disobey the doctors' orders. The colonel
Is still counting on speaking at Madison
Square Garden next Wednesday night.
The doctors are not sure he will be
strong enough t attempt It .
BAN IS PUT UPON
THINGS HOST DEAR TO
New York. Oct U No more cards.
No more dogs.
No more liquors.
No more valets.
These are the rules by which M0 stu
dents at Columbia University. lUIng in
Harmony and Livingston Halls, must'
govern themselves hereafter.
These 500 Columbia students are say
ing things and declare they are going to
do aa they "darn please, rules or no
HUSBAND SHOULD QUALIFY
FOR HEREAFTER BY SEEING
DANTE'S INFERNO, SAYS JUDGE
Reno, Nev., Oct 34. So frightful waa
the testimony given In a divorce court
here to-day by Jessica. M. Coffey, who
waa suing for legal separation from her
husband, William J; Coffey, a prominent
New York clubman, that Judge Barney
Moran declared the defendant should be
given a glimpse of what may be in store
for him In the hereafter.
"Your husband." remarked the court
as Mrs. Coffey told her story, "ought to
attend the moving picture representation
of Dante's 'Inferno.' V I
Mrs. Coffey charged repeated and ex
treme cruelty. For six months preceding
the final separation In January, she says,
her husband scarcely spoke to her. This
condition followed a scene on her return
from the theater one night when she
had gone out with friends. Her husband
was -unable to go, but consented to her
going. When she returned home he was
In bed. Her appearance bo enraged hhn
that he kicked her violently, she charged.
burling ner against a bureau, caualnsr
Best Service to CaMforata.
ASHED TO ENTER COMBINE.
Thomas Molt Osborne Tells of Con
nertlon Tilth Harvester Merger.
New York, Oct It Thomas Mott Os
borne, former mayor ot Auburn. N. Y.,
and former member of D. M. Osborne
and Company, one of the harvesting
companies which, it Is alleged, sold out
to the International Harvester Company,
was the first witness called to-day In
the government's suit for the dissolu
tion of the so-called trust
Mr. Osborne testified that the five
companies which originally entered the
merger, the McCormlck. the Deering,
the Piano, tho Milwaukee, the Warder
Bushnell and Glasner Company, and D.
M. Osborne and Company did about 90
per cent of the harvester business in
this country. He said he voluntarily
entered into negotiations for the sale
when his firm learned through the
newspapers In 1903 that the Interna,
tlonal Company was to be formed.
The owners of D. M. Osborne and
Company received 11,000.000 in cash and
J3,MO.O0O in notes. One of the owners
received stock In the International. He
said his mother and two sisters owned
the majority of the stock of the Os
borne Company, and it was because of
their desire to sell that the transfer
was made to the International.
pickets stood on the corners shivering
In the cold winds and rain which swept
tne city last night, occasionally exchang
ing repartee with some or their jobless
fellow-strikers, but alnas alert to the
command to move on. given gruffly by
tho special policemen when he thought
the crowd was getting too large. The
hardest thing they had to do was to kee
the only Important development
during the day was the effort made by
the hotel managers to enlist the aid of
the Washington Butlers Association.
This association is composed entirely of
white men. many of them said to be
government emplojes. They are skilled
laborers, messengers, and other like em
plojes, who. wishing to make extra
money, very often help the regular hotel
staffs on special occasions. Some of these
were induced to fill the places of the
strikers. Those who went to work re
ceived SI for luncheon and S3 for dinner.
Despite the reports to the contrary
London, Oct 24. The Bui-
ganan army, havine captured
Kirk-Kilisseh, a heavily fortified
outpost, after one of the most san
guinary battles of modern times, -is
to-night advancing on Adrianople,
the fort encircled city that stands
between the northern invaders and
the Sultan's palace at Constantino
ple. TAKE OUTER FORTS.
According to a late report from
Sofia, the. advance guard of the
Bulgarian and Servian armies has
taken two outer forts of the citv
and begun a heavy cannonading of
the city with the Turks own guns.
rractically even- division of the
allied army is on the move, maneu
vering 50 as to ultimately attempt
a united assault on the stronghold.
Tboawnda Lose- Lite.
The number of dead in the battle of
Kirk-Kilisseh is not definitely known. Ad
vices from Sofia, vranja. Belgrade, and
Phllippopolls estimate the losses as "sev
eral thousand." both sides suffering heav-
ti. The Bulgars took a great number
cf prisoners, who are said to be on their
vvay northward to cross the border in
Flaii! Movement Sncmafal.
That the Czar Ferdinand achieved to
day's victory by a daring flanking move
ment which brought a strong division at
Bulgars to the Ottoman rear Is con
firmed by all dispatches frgm the war
zone to-niaV, The battle nad been in
progress praitlcally tpre.siV
tbCP'tmVtty'V.Aaed his forces Into thru.
d'stinct armies, sending one asalnu th
Turkish front and the other two detour
ing to strike from the rear. The out
come of the battle hinged on the rtot
of this daring movement The second
arm marched straight to the enemy's
rear without effective resistance and
Joined the third army, operating from the
left The Turkish surrender followed.
Thus the Turks are now between two
tires. The line of communication be
tween them and Constantinople Is at the
Invaders' mercy, and the conquerlng
armles are marching on the capital.
Porte "Ulnluilzra Defeat.
Official dispatches from Constantinople
to-day sought to spread the belief that
the Bulgarians had been routed utterlv.
land later, apparently, after discouraging
messages from Turkih commanders, the
Port Issued messages minimizing the
Importance of Kirk-Kilisseh and insist
ing that only the surrender of Adrianople
could be accepted as a recognizable re
verse. Conditions within the city of Adrianople
to-nisht are reported as alarming. The
inhabitants are said to be panic-stricken
and threatened famine adds to the hor-
made last night at the strike headquar-1 ror of the situation. The occupation of
ters. In G Street, the hotel managers
assert that not a single waiter left the
hotels jesterday. The strikers on the
first day utterly failed to recruit their
the city of tens of thousands of re-en
forcements has reduced the food supply
to starvation ration?.
A dispatch from Sofia is to the effect
that two Turkish generals were captured
While" colored waiters are an !nnova-vhen the Klrk-Klllsseh garrison
tion in the fashionable hotel of the
city. It Is quite probable that the strike
will result In an agreement among the
but this has not been
Conflicting reports are at hand to-night
hotel managers to employ colored wait-1 ronrernlnir the ooprations of the Servians
ers exclusively in the future. The union tolav. leavimr doubt as to the result of
claims that prices of food will have to (the several engagements known to havo
be reduced If colored waitfrs are em- fren progress. Military critics here,
ployed. The managers asert that they however, are Inclined to pay little or no
have no contract with any union and heed to the Inspired denials of hostile
FIRE ON CUBAN CANDIDATE.
Would-be Assassins Attempt Life of
Havana. Oct 24. An attempt was
made to-day to assassinate Gen. Meno
cal, the conservative candidate for
President of Cuba. The attempt
made as the general's special train was P-ans for persuading the strike-breakers
. ! .. . . c.- Mt .L.ito loin their ranks were discussed. Noth
ing definite, however, could be learned
that the strike was called without any
statement of the grievances of the wait
ers being presented to them for consid
Fifty strike-breakers were rushed from
New York by the management of the New
Wlllard. Forty were recruited by the New
Raleigh from near-by places.
At the end of the first day about the
only Inconvenience that has been caused
by the strike had fallen on the shoulders
of the pickets, who stood shivering on the
sidewalks all day, and by the special
guards placed at the various hotel en
trances. The latter are finding strike duty
a monotony devoi dof any of the excite
ment which usually gees hand in hand
with a strike.
The hotel managers, secure in their
positions, are resting on their oars wait
ing for the strikers to carry the tight to
them. Unless the strikers meet with
more success in their efforts to prevent
strike-breakers from filling their places
within the next twenty-four hour, the
odds on their ultimate victory will be
small. Developments are expected to
day. The executive committee in active
charge ofthe strike held a secret meet
ing last night, and it Is supposed that
entering the depot at Sabanilla, the
shots being fired from rifles. Several
members of the general's party rushed
out v" the platform of the general's
car With drawn revolvers, but the rural
guards interfered and prevented blood
shed., Gen. Menocal restrained the con
servatives from seeking revenge and
quiet, waa soon restored. One bullet
struck the step on which the general
victories sent out from Constantinople
TarUn titve Colored ewa.
The Turks profess to have routed tha
Servians In Albania, but on the other
hand, the messages from Belgrade say
King Peter's troopi have routed the
Turks everywhere they met them and
Continued on Paice Three.
Pennsylvania Heads Instruct Work
men to Vote for Taft Disperse
Philadelphia. Oct : Pennsylvania
Railroad officials to-day stopped a Roose
velt meeting where their workmen were
listening to party speakers, and also
to Join their ranks were discussed. Xoth- J c'ndu-ted an anti-Roosevelt campaign by
of the meeting.
CRUISER GOES TO NICARAGUA.
Maryland to Tlrlnsr Home Marine
rrom (.orlnto. I
Dr. Eliot waa uproariously cheered as he
nnlr Theft. wr nthi nrnmlnMt
Navy Yard last night, according to Navy hspeakers. Including Senator John Sharp
EHOT SPEAKS FOR WHS0N.
President Emeritus ot Harvard
Makes First Political Speech.
Boston. Oct It In the first political
speech of his life. President Emeritus
Charles W. Eliot of Harvard. In his sev
enty-eighth year, to-day" advocated tho
election of Woodrow Wilson for Presi
dent in Tremont Temple. It was a rally
held under auspices of the Wilson
league of college ciuds.
except Coasreasionai Limited.,
route, A. jr. Poaton. a JL, MS F. 70S nth.
Department dispatches yesterday, for Co-
rlnto, Nacaragua. to bring home a num
ber of the .American marines who have
bean guarding foreign property there.
The exact number of the troops who
vrBI return will not be known until after
tta Maryland reaches her destination,
and will be governed by conditions In the
lun-Amertcan ' republic.
distributing literature in their shops.
The workmen to-day were given litera
ture which attacks Roosevelt and which
calls on them to vote for Taft It is ad
dressed especially to railroad employes,
and Is prepared with a big device on tha
outside cover labeled "Danger Ahead!"
and the cut ot a block signal on it In
side is a box headed "Think It Over,"
and an argument against Roosevelt
This pamphlet haa been distributed
about the shops where Roosevelt senti
ment Is reported to be strong. Hie of
ficials of the railroad to-day refused to
In addition, discuss the distribution of the pamplets. ,
The meeting which was broken up waa
held in one of the shops at noon. While
Samuel Reynolds, a Roosevelt orator la
gresa; John R. Murphy, Richard Olney,
Dr. Eliot condemned the Republican
party and the G. O. P. machine and ita
policies. His speech was considered by
Democratic leaders as one ot the biggest
guns fired to date tor Gov. Wilson In
Williams. Democratic leader In Con-Jthia State, was talking, a high official
I.... . ."-..
ot tne ranroaa came out ot tne orace ana
ordered the orator and the workmen oft
the property or the company.
1.33 to Baltimore and Reran.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
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