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Wilson Victory Certain If
Democrats Stand By Guns
Dofbtfil Stalls Favor Givtmr,
fxcipt New Jirsiy, Winn
Roostnlt Is Strong.
COLONEL GOMES WITH RUSH
iPrigrissivis Eiptctid to Poll Large
Rtpbliciii Vets, Bit Few
Dmcrats Will Flop.
Br JAMES J. MOXTAGUE.
New York, Nov. 2. The Elec
toral College, which will determine
who are to be the next President
end Vice President of the United
States, will cast 531 otes, coming
from- the forty-eight States of the
Union, according to population.
The candidates receiving 266
votes of this 531 will for the next
four years preside, respectively, at
the White House and over the
Senate.
SOLID SOUTH CONCEDED.
Let us begin this forecast by
conceding to Woodrow Wilson
and Thomas R. Marshall those
States whose Democracy neither
moth nor rust can corrupt nor
thieves break through and steal.
These arc Alabama, Arkansas
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Car
olina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, and Virginia. Add to these
Missouri, which was carried four
cars ago by 539 and which is as
certain as death and taxes to go
for Wilson this year, and the total
is 157 votes.
Still ee-d 109 Vote..
Given these States. Wilson and Mar
phall still need 1W votes In the electoral
college to Kin Will thcr get them?
Let me review the situation:
The candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt,
heading a neji party, has mad'; tt the
most interesting campaign for the Presi
dency this country has witnessed within
the memory of men now living Humor?
of an undercurrent for Roosevelt that
Tnaj develop Into a landslide are In the
air. The Roosevelt leaders are making
extravagant claims Listen to them
and ou will be convinced that the colo
nel will be the next President But wait
minute.
Reduce the situation to cold mathe
matics. Taft pluralities four ears ago
ranged from 539 in Missouri to more
than sno.000 in Pennsjlvanla.
Ten States, w ith New York .at the east
erly end and Iowa at the westerly end.
can upset that plurality and give the
election to Wilson and Marshall In each
of these ten States the writer has spent
some time, and unless the Roosevelt
"undercurrent" amounts to far more
than Is discernible at the present writ
ing, Wilson and Marshall, merelj by
holding the normal Democratic vote, will
get enough votes to keep the election
safely out of the House of Representa
tives and Install them in Washington by
both electoral and popular majorities.
This, of course. Is reckoning without the
Roosevelt landslide.
Opposed on Two Side.
Grant the Bull Moose cause all the
strength that Is claimed for it; but re
member that it is stubbornly opposed,
not only by a minority party that, buoj ed
by the hope of victory, will vote almost
as a unit, but "by a baffled standpat wing
cf the Republican party which, rather
than see Roosevelt win, will cheerfully
vote the Democratic ticket.
Give Roosevelt Minnesota, Michigan.
Iowa, Illinois, and New Jersey, all of
which his managers confidently claim.
These States among them number
eighty-three votes. Concede to Wilson,
Ohio, Wisconsin, and New York, and
any one of the New England States, and
he la elected. This la Ignoring many
States which Wilson is sure to carry,
and Is not taking Into account Cali
fornia and Washington, which Roosevelt
may possibly carry, but which will not
vail further than to give him second
place In the running.
The writer has Just returned from a
tour of ten Central States. He w The Commissioners ordered all business
every leader, every Important candidate, suspended at the District Building ;s
went Into factories, stores, and talked toruay at noon in tribute to the memory
to men In hotels, bars, trains, and In I of Vice President Sherman. PrompUy at
the streets. He has failed to And any i the noon hour all the bureaus were
real Indications of a Roosevelt landslide, I closed, and the District officials followed
although Roosevelt sentiment is abun-'the Federal departments In pajlng re-
Contlnued oil Paire Fonr.
All Managers Claim Victory
Special to The Washington Hnald.
New York, Nov. 2. Complete victory for William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow
Wilson in the election next Tuesday was predicted in election forecasts made to-day by the chairmen of
the Republican, Progressive, and Democratic parties.
All three managers claim the doubtful States, and predict victory by a good margin for their respective
candidates. "Taft and Prosperity," "Lower the-Cost of Living," and "Down with the Bosses" are the
battle cries.
By CHARLES DEWEY HILLEs,
Chairman of the Bftnbucan Committee.
William Howard Taft is assured of a
second term as President of the United
States. The attempts to wreck the Re
publican party have failed and theyoters
pf the nation will return him to the
White House as an indorsement of his
progressive principles and his main
tamance of legislation restraints.
During- President Taft's administration
the nation has been plentifully prosper
ras and I am confident that the intelli
gent voters or the United States will
not place that prosperity In jeopardy by
trying any-experimenls. President Taft
will be re-elected. ' . .
SHERMAN RITES
HELD IN UTIOA
Funeral Sinricts for Vici
PrisidMt Markt. by
Simplicity.
Utlca, Nov. 2. Final honors were paid
to-day to James Schoolcraft Sherman,
Vice President of the United States, and
at 4 o'clock, following private and public
services, the remains were laid to rest In
Forest Hill Cemetery.
President Taft and party reached Utlca
at 1 o'clock and the President was driven
to the Sherman home In Upper Genesee
Street, where be had a few brief words
of sympathy with Mrs. Sherman and her
three sons Private praver services were
then held beside the coffin, at w hich were
present only the members of the family
and Mr. Taft. They were led by Rev.
Dr. Louis. H. Holden, pastor of the
Dutch Reformed Church, of Which Mr.
Sherman had been secretary for many
years. As soon as the prayers were over
the coffin was taken directly tq the First
Presbyterian Church. The pallbearers,
with the exception of United States Sen
ator Elihu Root, were all Lit leans.
At the Presbyterian church, which was
packed to the doors, the services were
most simple. President Taft and his
party preceded the body to the church
and took their places In pews which had
been reserved for them. The services
were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Holden.
assisted bj the Rev. Dr. Dana W. Blge-
low. The funeral oration, which was
brief, was delivered by the Rev. M. W.
Stoker, president of Hamilton College,
of which Mr. Sherman was an alumnus.
There was special music by a double
quartet of male singers, and by the choir
of the church.
Among the prominent persons attend
ing the funeral besides rresmcnt lan
were Associate Justice C E. Hughes and
Associate Justice Pitney, of the United
States Supreme Court; Ma I Rhoads.
military aid to President Taft: former
Vice President Fairbanks. Senator Pen
rose. Senator Works, Senator Nixon,
Commodore R. A. C Smith. Charles D.
Hllles. Republican national chairman,
and a number of others.
At the conclusion of the services Pres
ident Taft and his party left the church
by a aide entrance to avoid the crowd,
and the casket was removed to the wait
ing hearse.
President Leaves
for Ohio To-day
New York. Nov. 2. President Taft
reached New York on the Congressional
special from Utlca at 10 15 p m.. going
direct to the Manhattan Hotel, where he
vill lemaln until 6 o'clock to-morrow-nlght.
when he leaves for ClnclnnaU to
vote.
All the way down from Utlca the
President conferred with Chairman Hll
le, the Republican national campaign
committeeman: former Vice President
Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indiana;
Senator W. Murray Crane. Postmaster
General Hitchcock, Secretary of Com
merce and Labor Nagel, and Attorney
General Wlckershom, concerning the
appointment of a successor to the late
Vl'-e President Sherman on the Repub
lican Presidential ticket. So far as
could be discovered no person was defi
nitely decided upon, and the Attorney
General and the Postmaster General both
declared they did not think that the
name of Mr. Sherman's successor would
be made known until after election.
Chairman Hllles is known to oppose
this procedure, being desirous of
naming the President's running mate
before next Tuesday. This being the
case. It Is thought possible that the
name may be decided upon some
time to-morrow and be announced to
morrow night before the President starts
for Ohio.
MEMORIAL SERVICES
HELD IN GERMANY
Berlin, Nov. 2. Memorial services for
the late James 8. Sherman, Vice Presi
dent of the United States, were held in
the American Church to-day and were
attended by Ambassador Leishman, the
corps of the United States consular of
fice, and by many members of the
American colony.
DISTRICT EMPLOYES PAY
TRIBUTE TO SHERMAN
spect to the memory of James School
craft Sherman.
Br WILUAK F. MeCOMBS,
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee,
fThe Democratic party Is united and If
every State casts its electoral vote for
Wilson and Marshall we shall not be
surprised. The South Is once marc re
united and the vote there will be ths
krrgest ever gained by a Democratic can
didate. Even In Pennsylvania Wilson will
lead Roosevelt With Taft running third.
Other normally Republican States which
the Democrats will carry this year are
Delaware. Illinois, Iowa. Maine. Massa
chusetts,' Michigan, New York and Ohio.
Wilson would have won without any
split In the Republican party. As a re
sult of the split his victory will be over
whelming.
BOILER EXPLODES;
TWO LOSE LIVES
Four Mort Sailors Scaldtd in
Accident on Battleship
Viraoat.
Norfolk. Va., Nov. 2. With two
dead and four men seriously Injured
as a result of the exploding of a boiler
on the battleship Vermont this morn
Ins;, the hospital ship Solace to-night
lies In Hampton Roads with her flags
at half-mast.
The dead men are M. P. Horan. coal
paaser and R. M. Wagner, a fireman.
The Injured are H. W. Cramer. J. W.
Newberry, M. W. Green, and C K.
Hottallng.
The explosion occurred shortly be
fore 2 o clock this morning while the
Vermont was at anchor on the south
ern drill grounds, awaiting the break
of day, for the beginning of regular
fall target practice.
There were only six men In the fire
room, when the head of No. 6 boiler
blew out with terrific force. Wagner
and Horan. being the nearest to the
boiler, received the full force of steam
and boiling water all over their bodies.
The fires were banked, but the room
was excessively hot. and the men wore
only their trousers and thin under
shirts. The escaping steam caught
every one of the six men before they
had time to escape. Wagner and Ho
ran were literally boiled to death.
The entire ship's crew was asleep save
the few men on watch, but the sound
of escaping steam and the cries of the
injured men soon drew rescuers to the
spot
Green and Cramer, it Is said, with the
skin literally peeling from their arms,
faces, breasts and legs, tried their best
to rescue Wagner and Horan. Green Is
reported to have fallen on his face In
the mass of boiling water, while en
deavoring to drag one of his fallen com
rades to safety.
Rescnrm Are Overcome.
Newberry and Green when brought
on deck were unconscious The cloud of
steam prevented rapid work. The first
rescuers were overcome and were re
lieved by others. Wagner and Cramer.,
the former still unconscious, and hardly
recognizable, were next to be hoisted out
Into the open.
While the rescuers were still at work
another heavy volume of steam told
that another enmpntmnt of thS K'2r
bad spn'ng. A c'yujf of appeals lor
help frtn below Itr.t greater speed to
the rescuers. Several engineers -entertd
the after part of the engine rooms and,
after swathing their heads In wet band
ages, managed to grope tbelr way
through the steam and turn off the feed I
pipes.
Ho-an and Hottallng finally were
found half immersed In scalding water.
The condition of the four survivors Is
reported to be extremely critical to
night. When the Vermont signalled other
ships In the fleet that there had been an
explosion on board, the South Dakota
and the Utah sent launches with sur
geons and hospital stewards. The Ver
mont got under way as soon as possible
and made a record run to Hampton
Roads. She left the Southern drill
grounds at 2 o'clock this morning and
was in Hampton Roads by 8 o'clock.
Wagner and Horan were still alive when
the Vermont started for Hampton Roads,
but died on the way.
BOARD OP INQUIRY
TO PROBE EXPLOSION
A board of Inquiry has been appointed
to investigate the explosion aboard the
Vermont In which two men lost their
lives and four were badly svalded In
Hampton Roads last night.
The opinion here is that the explosion
was due to the low water in the boiler.
It Is pointed out that because the fires
were banked the chances are that there
was a neglect of proper observation The
glass gauge, it was shown. In the raso
of the recent accident on the Delaware,
is not an Infallible guide, as It was tes
tified that the Delaware's gauge read
ing showed water in the boilers, when as
a matter of fact many of the boilers
were proved to have been dry and ter
ribly superheated at the hour of the
explosion.
Gives Wilson 360 Electoral Voles.
New York. Nov. 2. The Herald In
Its election poll to be Issued to-morrow
divides the electoral vote as follows:
Wilson, J60; Taft, 27; Roosevelt, 7:
doubtful. 137.
The Herald table gives Wlson 30
States; Taft. 6 (Idaho. New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, Utah. Vermont, and
Maine), and Roosevelt 1 (Washington).
The doubtful States are California.
Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts. Mon
tana. New Jersey, North Dakota. Ore
gon. Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and
Wyoming-.
By SENATOR JOSEPH M. DIXON,
Chairman of the PrognerfTS Naponal Committee
Theodore Roosevelt next Tuesday will
win the greatest victory of his public
career. The contest Is" only between
Roosevelt and Wilson. Taft has a
chance of carrying only four states and
I believe that he will lose two of these,
namely. New Mexico and Vermont. The
other two are Wyoming and Utah.
Pennsylvania. Illinois, Michigan, and
California will go overwhelmingly for
Roosevelt. In the Southern States- a
tremendous vote will be polled by the
Progressives because Southerners now
feel that thex can vote for the candidate
jet s non-sectional political party.
FIREMEN WORK
TWO HOURS ON
STUBBORNBLAZE
Flames Cause $25,000 Da
age in Bemtfi Street Build-
lag Near Aveeue.
ATTRACTS THOUSANDS
Barnkirt Brotiirs & Spindle and
Sublissiis Principal
Lssirs. -
Fire of mysterious origin in the three
story stone and brick building at CS-427-13
Eleventh Street Northwest, occu
pied by Barnhart Brothers v. Spindle
and several sublessees, caued damage
estimated at 5.000 last night and fur
nished an interesting spectacle to thou
sands of theatergoers. The flames were
extinguished only after a hard fight.
Just how the fire started Is a mystery
which police and fire officials have not
vet solved, but six workmen on the sec
ond floor of the building, comprising a
"night shift," who were warned only
by the clang of tire gongs, say the blaze
originated near a radiator In the middle
of the second floor and leaped upward
to the third floor in a "jiffy."
Fuel In the shape of three carloads of
paper stored on the third floor was found
by the flames, and before any of th six
night workers realized their peril a
threatening blaze was raging and sending
mammoth clouds of smoke aloft, wrere
they were caught by the wind and scat
tered In Tenth Street and Pennsj viinla
Avenue, attracting thousands of persons
to the scene.
Firemen Apprehensive.
At 9 M o'clock. Jut a few seconds after
the blaze was Keen by a policeman, an
alarm aai sounded at fire headquarters
which sent four engine companies, two
truck companies, the water tower, and
two chiefs to the scene. The block be
tween Tenth. Eleventh, and E Streets,
and Pennsjlvanla Avenue la known to
firemen air a "bad district." and the
horses were let out on the way to the fire.
Five minutes after the fire was first
seen Engine Companies Nos 2. 6, 14 and
IS were at the plugs under full steam.
Truck Companies Nos. 3 and 4 were
putting ladders into position In the front
and rear of the burning building Bat
talion Chief Proctor and Acting Deputy
Chief Dixon were voicing hoarse orders
through hand megaphones. Six minutes
after the fire was first seen the Lremen
were In the thick of battle against the
flames. "
The fire was stubborn. Burled '.n the
heart of tons of paper stored In the rear
of the third floor the flames Seemed to
defy the tons of water aimed at It
from a score of hose nozzles. Clouds of
black smoke rolled up and away from the
flames, choked and Impeded the flremtn
and excited the spectators. Now and
then the flare of flame could be seen
against the sky. Firemen on Udders In
the rear and In front of the building and
a score of rubber-coated men on the roof
directed streams against the blaze.
Oat In Two Hoars.
In an hour Chief Proctor said. "U's
under control " In two hours the chief
announced. "It's finished." He did not
menUon that his men had had a hard
fight. He neglected to say he had been
afraid of the playful winds that swept
north, south, eost. and west in wnimsi
cal mood But he knew that the breeze
could have carried the flames fast
enough to destroy the enUre block If
the fire laddies had not been 'Vm the
lob" In the fullest meaning of the
phrase.
The first floor of the building Is oc
cupled by Barnhart Sons & Spindle, who
sublease the second ana tmra stones
Barnhart Sons A. Spindle furnish print
ers' and publishers" supplies and had
In storage thousands of dollars' worth
of type, stitchers, cutters, and other
machines which were damaged only by
water. The water flooded the first floor
to a depth of several inches.
Will Not llnrt Tapers.
The second floor Is occupied by the
National Capital Press and the Southern
Supply Company. On thl floor are the
presses which print the Army and Navy
Register, the R. F. D. News. Arms and
the Man. the Military surgeon. Assert
can Forestry, the United States Govern
ment Advertiser, and other publications.
It is stated authoritatively that the dam-
age by fire and water will not Interfere
with the publication of these papers.
Most of the dairtage is covered by in
surance. The fire was. almost entirely
confined to the third floor, which was
used for storage. The damage on the
second and first floors Is due chiefly to
water. Fire officials are endeavoring to
ascertain the cause of the flames. These
officials state that only the new and cost
ly construction of the building, which
has thick fire walls, prevented the
flames from spreading. With the wind
blowing almost a gale, the probable con
sequences of a spreading fire In that
block can only be guessed.
LOSE LIVES IN FIRE.
.London. Nov. 3. Sunday Several lives
were lost In a fire which is threatening to
completely destroy the John Barker stores
In Kensington this morning. At 3
o'clock the bodies of five girls have been
recovered by firemen Eight others who
were In the buildings are missing.
- $25
In Gold
For
School Children.'
See Page 7,
TO-DA TS
HERALD.
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Consfantinofile, Sleepless,
' Awaits Bulgar Invasion
VARIED REPORTS CONCERNING TURKISH ARMY-LEADER
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NAZIM PASHA,
t ommaadles; Ibe Turkish troops at Adrlaaeple. arled resorts from the scene
of the Oslkaa war tell of Nsslm betas; kilted by Bnlanirlana, of his restore
by the enemy, and then again of Ms Bavins; committed snlelde beennse of
the failure of his troops to torn bnek the advancing silled armies.
ACTORGONFESSES
HEK1LLEDW0MAN
Charles N. Kramer, or Charles
Conway, Tells of Singer
Murder.
Chicago, Nov. i "I killed Fepitla O.
Singer. I killed her without Intending
to do so. while the wan fighting me with
a razor In her hand. I did not know I
had killed her until I read It in the news
papers afterward."
That confession was made to Captain
of Folic Max Nootbaar this afternoon
by Charles Newton Kramer, known on
the stage and usually In private life as
Charles Conway.
The confession came at the end of a
night and day of what the police call the
"silent treatment." Kramer confessed
calmly, and supplemented his confession
with a statement In which he vividly
described the scene both before and
after the killing. This Is Kramer's state
ment: "At 9.30 on Monday night Miss Singer
came into the room occupied by mv wife
and me. She had her shoes In her hand
and she seemed In a gay mood.
Well, we're getting pretty hard up.'
she said. 'I guess It's up to Lillian and
me to go out and get some money."
"Then she suggested that the and my
wife should go out on the street and
get some money.
"My wife and I reented that sugges
tion. I said some pretty bitter things, I
guess, and so did my wife.
"Sophia kept getting madder and mad
der at the things we said Finally she
jumped at me and plunged her finger
nails Into my cheeks.
"I noticed she had something in her
left hand, but I grappled with her and
tried to take it away from ner.
Cntrkes Up Rnsor.
"Just as I managed to get hold of
her left wrist she lurched toward ray
dresser and caught my razor with her
right hand.
"I managed to get hold of her left
hand and took from her the object she
was holding. It proved to be a door
knob billy.
"Then I kept on struggling, but she
was swinging the razor close to my
face, and she was so strong I could not
keep safe from the razor.
Then I struck her on the back of
the head with the doorknob. She fell
back on the bed. but she was only stun
ned. In a moment she came to and
started to scream.
To silence her I stuffed a handker
chief into her throat, bound It over her
mouth, and Ued her up the best I could.
I did not think she was seriously hurt.
"When I had gone that far I began
to think about Worthen
"We'd better beat It before he gets
back.' I said to my wife, and sl.e agreed
with me.
Escapes to Hammond.
"We didn't have money enough to go
far. so I took 335 from Sophia and a
couple of suits of Worthen's clothes,
and the suit cases.
Then we beat It out the back way
and went by trolley to Hammond.
"That's all there Is to It."
Kramer proved an easy subject for the
"silent treatment." He was placed In
his cell Friday morning and orders were
given that no one should speak to him.
Guards passed the cell door at frequent
Intervals and Kramer at first tried to
engage them In conversation. They would
merely look at him. say nothing, and
then pass on.
This morning Capt. Nootbaar went to
the cell door, greeted Kramer with a
short "good morning" and went away.
The plan was that he should do a great
deal of thinking.
In the afternoon he was brought Into
Nootbaar'a office, and even there foi
more than half an hour no reference
was made to the crime of which he Is
accused.
Finally Capt. Nootbaar paused. look at
the man shrewedly and said:
"Well. Kramer want to tell me some
thing?" Kramer reflected for several minutes.
flJS Baltimore nnd Return,
Baltimore nnd Ohio.
Everyv Saturday and Sundav. Good to
return until 9 a. m. train Monday. All
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Ills head was bowed In thought. Finally
he straightened back in his chair with
an air of decision.
"I may as well tell sou exactly what
happened." he said.
That's what I'd like to hear." said
Capt. Nootbaar.
Then Kramer gave his confession, tell
ing a connected story and hesitating at
no portion.
SINGER FUNERAL
TO BE HELD TO-DAY
Baltimore. Nov. 2. The body of Miss
Sophia G. Singer, to whose murder
Charles Kramer has confessed to the
Chicago police, is lying to-day In an
undertakers establishment in Northwest
CalUmorc, to whctt place It was taken
uroa arrival at Union Station last night.
Owing to the serious Illness of Mrs.
Louisa B. Singer, mother of the mur
dered woman, the body was not taken
to Miss Singer's former home at 717
Lennox Street.
The funeral of the oung woman will
be held to-day. Interment will be In
Loudon Park Cemetery.
The body was brought to Baltimore
by F. A, Wolverton. an operative of the
National Detective Agency, who was sent
to Chicago on Tuesday by Frank O.
Singer, Jr.. brother of the dead girt.
STEAMER SINKS;
SIXTEEN DROWNED
Montreal, Nov. i The passenger
steamer Cecelia went down In a gale on
the St. Lawrence River to-day. near Isle
Perrot. between Montreal and Valley
Field.
Sixteen men. women, and children were
drowned. One body was recovered at
Chateauguay, on the opposite side of the
river. Two persons were saved, after
being four hours on a raft, the wind
having driven their raft onto Isle Dox
Souers
Ambassador from
Turkey Says His
Country Will Win
"I am confident that the outcome of
the present war will be a victory for
Turkey." declared Toussouf Zla Pacha.
Turkish Ambassador to the United
States, yesterday. "When the Immense
resources of my country have been
brought to bear against the allies I have
no doubt that victory will be theirs. My
country Is not upon its knees suelng for
peaoe, all reports to the contrary not
withstanding. "The allies have accomplished many
brilliant and dramatic feats, but noth
ing very solid. The blowing up of the
Turkish battleship Feth-I-Belund was a
spectacular thing, but what of solid ac
complishment had it for the enemy?
"Turkey Is a great and powerful em
pire, and Its resources in Asia are tre
mendous. When all this Is brought to
bear the tide of victor- wil turn against
me invaders oi my country ana tnetr
temporary and unsubstantial successes
will be shown to contain nothing but a
strong appeal to the public Imagination.
The seemingly triumphant entry of
the Bulgars into Turkey by way of
Mustapha Pasha has suffered no severo
opposition from the Turkish forces. It
would not seem reasonable to think so
when one considers that Turkey can put
a million men Into the field."
"Aunt Delia
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Confident of
Taft's Election
Worcester, Mass , Nov. 2. That tho
people. of the country will re-elect Presi
dent Taft on Tuesday Is the belief of his
aged aunt. Miss Delia C. Torrey, who
anxiously awaits election night.
Miss Torrey has followed the cam
paigns of all three candidates for Presi
dent through the dally paers, and al
trough she admitted the third party
might possibly reduce her favorite
nephew's majority, she brightened up in
o moment.
President Taft has made a good Presi
dent." she said, "and the people want
hint and will elect him again on Tues
day.?
Aft Days if Battle, Alfts
An it Gates of tin
Tirtisli Capital.
100,000 MEN ARE KILLED
Flflt Tains Plict Aims 6raat'
lattlis sf HIstHi Svltii's
Forcis Slatlerii
Frtakf ort-OB-Maiii, Gerratny, Hot.
2. An unconfirmed dispatch from
Belgrade states that Turkey has
asked the Balkan allies for an ar
mistica. Special Cable to Tha Wajhinx-on Herald.
Constantinople, Nov. 3. The
situation here all night has been
one of intense anxiety. There is
no Mecp in the city. The foreign
residents are keeping to their
homes, but the streets are filled
with Mohammedans, and an at
mosphere of suppressed excitement
prevails.
Fighting is reported in progress
all along the line of battle to the
west, but to which side the advan
tage is going is not known. No
one is permitted to leave the city.
The foreign office is the only
source of war news, and no dis
patches from the front have been
made public, if any have been re
ceived. FOIIMRR SII.TAV SAFE.
The German gunboat Lorelei ar
rived here to-day with former Sul
tan Abdul Hamid and his harem
on board. Abdul and the women
will be established in Beyler Bey
Palace, on the Asiatic side of the
Bophonis,trnMrrow. -v
I'tices of food are stoadily rising. The
scarcity of foodstuffs Is not expected to
force famine prices, however, as wheat,
flour and meat are arriving from Russia.
Itoumanla and the Anatolian provinces
Tnrklala OSBeera Court-martialed.
Prince Aziz, who commanded tt"e
Turkish cavalry at the battle of Kirk
Klllsseh. and nineteen other Turk'sH
officers are to be brought to Constanti
nople for court martial.
Bulgars at Gates
of Constantinople
I-ondon, Nov. i The Bulgars, having
achieved victor" In a battle that takes
rank with the great decisive conflicts of
the world s history, are to-night at the
ry door of Constantinople.
All within the ancient capital Is panic.
The Sultan 1 ready to flee. The rel
dents are terror-stricken In the street'
are thousands of excited Moliimmedans.
their emotions steadily rising to that
fury of fanaticism which will mean hor
rible massacres of the Christian Inno
cents. The foreign consulates have bidden
their countrvmen take refuge in th
foreign quarter, but even there the
armed forcc are inadequate to with
stand an attack and the foreign area'
are far too restricted to harbor thoe
who will seek safety.
I-ate to-night the booming of guns was
reported to have been heard in the out
lying suburbs, indicating that tha Bul
gars have broken the Turks" last line of
defense
Still Hold Forts.
The Turks still hold two lines of forts,
if indeed by this time they have not ac
cepted final obliteration and begun th
dreaded entrance to th" capital.
One line of forts is at Tchatalja, twen-t-flve
miles north of the capital, and
the other stretches across the peninsula
in front of Constantinople.
The ever-advancing Bulgarian line, at
last reports, extends from Midla on the
Black Sea coast to Rodosto, on the Sea
of Marmora.
Progress of the fighting to-night is un
known, except that artillery tire has
been heard at ConstanUnople.
One dispatch from Prague states that
Adrlanople has capitulated and the allien
have taken tO.OCO prisoner. A well au"
thenticated report Is to the effect that
the Bulgarians last night sent a part of
their army back to Adrlanople to deal
the final blow to that fortress.
Naxltn Paun In tommnnd.
U It is now definitely known that Naxlm
Pasha, who was reported killed and later
as raptured in the fighting near Lile
Burgas. Is alive and In active command
of his shattered forces.
Abdul Hamld. the arch-assas'in. to-dar
was removed from Salonlkl to ths
Astatic side of the Bosphorus on the
German cruiser I.oreIeL The Grecis and
Servians are advancing on Salonlkl. and
Its fall Is expected to-night. Grave fears
are entertained for the fate of the
Christians In Salonlkl. A message al
ready has been reported, but It Is not
confirmed.
The powers are still at odds to-night
on the Intervention proposals. Anv
agreement they may be able to reach
now can hardly become effective before
the Bulgarians take Constantinople, and
their efforts therefore can only concern
proposals to the Balkan allies on the
territorial division of the continent from
which the Turk has been forever ban
is'icd. The first details of the fighting be
tween Adrlanople and Constantinople,
Continued on Pane Tkree.
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