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ROAD TO CAPITAL
Most Severe Fightiflg of War Attends Battle
Over Tchatilja Forts, Which Are Carried
by Invaders After Hand-to-hand Conflict
POWERS MAY DISEMBARK TROOPS
Couttatiaople, tvr. 7 Tirkey hi bowed' humiliatimgly be
fore the world. --
The ctbiaet Ute to-iifht, after a long coafereace, decided to
accept the offer of the gnat pewen to arrange aa araiitice with the
Balkan, alliaa and to ahde hy whatever condition! are impoted.
Thii meant that the Tarks admit defeat They depend on the
powen to procure the best term possible from the unrelenting 11
kans. London, Nov. 7. The Turks have been driven in disorder from
the Tchatalja forts and the Bulgarians now have practically a dear
road into Constantinople. Sofia dispatches to-night convey this history-making
Some of the most severe fighting of the war attended this final
defeat of the Turkish troops. The battle lasted for two days. A hand-to-hand
struggle ensued before the Bulgarians beat down the desper
ate defenders and poured in through breaches in the defenses made
b' their artillery.
PAIC IIC CAPITAL. i
Then the Turks broke and fled. They are now reported to be in
confused and disorganized retreat upon the capital
Panic has broken out in Constantinople. At the demand of the
foreign Ambassadors entrenchments are being thrown up at San
Stefano and Kiatkane to check the mob of soldiers who are fleeing
toward the city.
So threatening has the situation become that the powers are
considering the advisability of forcing the Dardanelles with their
waiting fleets, so that the 6.UUU-
on these ships will be available for
landing when the expected sack
ing of the city begins.
In this event Te-enforcements
from the Russian fleet in the
Black Sea will also be called upon
to assist in saving life and prop
erty. Before the Bulgarians forced
the Tchatalja forts, half a dozen
villages in the vicinity of this last
line of defense were occupied by
them. -ukc-k- -
The dlepalche ray that the Turks
fought with fanatical fury, as if the eye
of Allah was upon them In their last de-
icn of the holy city of Slahommea.
Acts of unparalleled braery were dls
plajed on both "sides. The Pulsrlans
were repeatedly forced back by the array
which has already suffered a series of
crushing defeats The losses sustained
h both armies will mount into the
Sunday next is now fixed as the day
for the entry of the Bulgarian conquerer
Into Constantinople. A serice of thanks
EiWnK in the Mosque of St. Sophia is
planned to commemorate the etent.
It is officially announced from Sofia
also that the Turkish port of Kodosto.
on the Sea of Marmora, and the city
of Visa, to the southeast of Adrianople,
were occupied by the Bulgarian troops
on Xo ember 5
On that date also the Bulgarians occu
pied the town of Drama, the Turkish
troops In that region being scattered In
all directions. Most of them are said to
hae surrendered their arms and are re
turning to their homes. i
There is confirmation, too, of the occu
pation of the Turkish town of Alessls
and the port of San Giovanni dl Medua,
on the Adriatic Sea.
Monastlr, also, where Tethi Pasha has
a Urge Turkish army under him. Is said
to have been occupied by the allied Bal
kan troops, but the report lacks confinna
There sre persistent reports that Adri
anople has at last capitulated.
The Dally Mail prints the following
despatch from Us special correspondent
at Bucharest, dated Thursday, 8.30 p. m.:
"I hae Just arrived from Soda. I have
grounds for believing that Adrianople
has fallen, but that the Bulgarians are
concealing the fact lest the powers, rea
lizing that a declshe point had been
reached In the war, should Intervene be
fore the capture of Constantinople.
Extraordinary efforts have been made
since Monday to prevent news getting
cut. Nothing has been Issued officially
in Sofia except banalities and the censor
ship has been extended to all letters. At
WHLA1 MAID JTJ1Y
, AiJLoeii. tor mm
Nw Tert, Not. T.-AnrlS Harburcra
.TjMa million, dollar grand Jurjr"
wW'Wir and arranged to dine
tother at aoma future date. The Jurors
ocroaa Hrry M. Brookfleld, William E.
Burke, Guatav Bauraan, Stephen Baker,
taaonoer m. Desew. ir if. j. nmm.
rona. jreiar UMiger. Jr., Charles p. Dosl
ar. Qeoraa Ehrat Jr FreSerldt 8.
Flower. Andrew Preedman, Charles B.
w". sotwuc j. .ureennut, Anton O.
Hupfel. Peter-Cooper Hewitt. Walter K.
uerncK. Bryan L. Kennelly. FhlUp
wwi ucursfl w. erK!na. iimm ti
Regan, Alfred. H. Smith. Theodore P.
enonts. Isaac N. Sellgman. Guatar
eenwao. jr., jrranic TDTor, Jerome Kegel.
Frederick VanderbUt Frederick W.
Woerta and WllUam K. VanderbUt.
ASK FOR CHANGE
Mifi. Participants in Rosn-
thil Mirdir Want Simul-
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II tin Twiff.
Rustchuk, on the fronUer, the cenioh-
ship Is rigid.
"I understand that the Arlanople gar
rison, hopelessly steel encircled, having
failed In all of Its attempted sorties.
offered to surrender on Monday on con
dition that the garrison might be per
mitted to march out with the honors
This was refused and the bombard
ment was continued. The entire garri
son surrendered unconditionally on Tuea
day. "Meanwhile, with the utmost energy
and haste an overwhelming force Is be
ing concentrated with .the object of
destroying the" lasttTurklsh army and
occupying Constantinople, so that Inter
vention by the powers will follow the
"The Bulgarians are determined to
possess the capital. All available troops
are being rushed to the front from Mac
adonia, including the Sen Ian troops.
"The Bulgarian losses hitherto have
been enormous. Trains throughout Bul
garia are filled with the least severely
wounded on the way to their homes.
but it is felt that all sacrifices will be
repaid by the great final coup."
New Tcrk, Nov. 7. Because they are
aid to be secretly suspicious of each
other, "Whltey Lewis," "Jfty Louie,"
"Gyp the Blood." and "Dago Frank"
asked to-day that they be tried together
to-morrow before Justice Goff for the
assassination of Herman Rosenthal.
The original plan of the district at
torney agreed to by former Magistrate
Charles O ,F. Wahle. the gunmen's
counsel, lWas that "Whitey" should be
tried flrst This Is said to have been ac
ceptable to "Whltey," but caused "Lefty
Louie?' "Gyp the Blood" and "Dago
Frank" to become ery much worried.
The latter three are said to have had
a conference by themselves In a corner
of the exercise yard, at which it was
agreed that If "Whitey" found that he
waa to be comlcted. he might "squeal" rV. ,,Ey.m7. , r wi
tr. .Mn. h. .irf. -i.-r. ..Vi.... DemocraUc nominee for governor, waa
The accession of Illinois and. the loss
of Minnesota to-day gave President'
elect Wilson a gam of fourteen votes n
the electoral college, making his total.
on the basts of the present returns, 412
to 77 for Roosevelt and 13 for Taft. Wil
son carried forty States, Roosevelt five,
and Taft only three-fdaho,, Utah, and
In California returns from Loa Angeles
reduced Wilson's plurality to LOW, with
100 precincts missing out of 4.114 In the
State. The majority of'the missing pre
cincts, however, are In counties showing
pluralities for Wilson, and It Is not be
lieved that Wilson's small plurality can
be taken away by the official count.
Illinois, where Roosevelt's plurality
dnmdled through the day, finally went
to Wilson by an esUmated plurality of
15,042. The few missing precincts are
in counties either normally Democratic
or which gave Wilson large gains in
It became apparent early. In the day
that Wilson would capture the State.
wresting from Roosevelt Its twenty-nine
electoral votes, but stlU leaving him
In control of the election machinery of
the ralnorty party. Edward F. Dunne,
to escape the electric chair. "Lefty
"Gyp," and "Frank" concluded they
would not take any such chance. They
accordingly confronted "Whltey" with
the proposition that all be tried at one
and the same time.
The request 'for a Joint trial for the
four gangsters was made this afternoon
by Mr. Wahle. and District Attorney
Whitman replied that he was entirely
Conadmt of Acquittal.
The explanation offered by Lawyer
Wahle for asking that all four be
brought to the bar together was that It
would take less Ume.
The boys want to get out In time
to eattlbelr Thanksgiving dinner at
home," ,he " said. "All are supremely"
confident of acquittal. I had a" four
hour talk -with them to-day, and they
appeared to be In the happiest frame
of mind. I tell jou. these lad did not
commit murder. V will show that
conclusively. I expect to have twenty or
more witnesses to prove these boys did
not klU Rosenthal."
Although Mr. Wahle would not dis
close his line of defense. It was re-
OYER TO WILSON
Plurality of President-elect Will Be
Between 18,000 and
Chicago, Nov. 7. Illinois with her 2$
votes In the electoral college definitely
turned to Wilson to-day, as belated re
turns came In from the country districts.
His nlurallty will be between 18,000 and
Wilson went Into the state 38,000 behind
Roosevelt In Cook County. He will
make a gain of approximately 55,000 down
At noon, with the official count still
missing from fifteen counties, Charles
Boeschensteln, national committeeman,
estimated the vote in those counties and
gave Wilson a plurality of 15,000. Re
turns which came in during the after
noon In every Instance showed a vote
higher than his estimate.
Wilson hsd never been conceded Illi
nois and political prophets agreedaythat
to carry the State he would need to leave
Chicago with a substantial plurality.
Roosevelt's strength In this State was
believed to lie largely with the farmers
and among down State voters. His fail
ure to carry county after county in
which he received tremendous votes In
the primaries upset all calculations.
given the tremendous plurality of 110.C54.
Wyoming- Safe far ITIlaosu
Wyoming, which had been uncertain,
landed safely in the Wilson column.
Control of the Senate In the Sixty
third "Congress Is now assured to the
Conceding to the Republicans alt the
four State Legislatures which are close
or In boubt. the Democrats still have
forty-eight votes, or one half of the
entire membership, with a DemocraUc
Vice President to cast the deciding: vote
In case of a tie. A Senator from any
one of the four States yet to be heard
from will give the Democrats a clear
win In a t number of .these.
ing their strength to a real working ma
jority. Prosrreult ea to Help.
In addition to the control of the Sen
ate that the Democrats will hold within
their own forces, they will have the co
operation of tho Progressives In tariff
legislation Senators Clapp, La Follette.
Brlstow Cummings. Gronna and Poln-
l.wS am a va If Aittil-eB rmiS) 4Fft?Aafe l
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itoUbUMilwm.tltV legation on other subjects.
New York. Not. ?. Andrew Carnegie,
who headed. New York's. tax roH. being
aaseased for personal property, to the
aasoont of Baow.09, to-ay swore os
an, hit personal taxes,' rflakiac;asS4av!t
that hlaNaMleaitJons exceed. Us personal
holdings iaralmost fjf.0N.Mt., 1Ir. Car
negiela adodging taxes, .but Is merely
decllnMg'to .pay double taxes. The last
Legislature passed a law requiring the
registraUoq of all bonds and mortgages
with the-comptroller and subjecting them
to a Bute tax. Last year Mr, Carnegie
paid his taxes Into- the city treasury, and
this year tne amount goes to me, .
Many other millionaires are expected
to follow Mr. Carnegie's example, and
the city will be a big loser.
AWAIT ACTION OF
Sow UiMpSiMSS-ls Flit that
Dunocrats Wilf Of mand
There Is vast uneasiness In the govern
ment departments as to the attitude
President-elect Wilson will assume In re
gard to the classified service In his ap
pointments when he assumes office.
It is pointed out that Mr. Wilson In his
campaign utterances was almost silent
on the subject of the civil service, and
that the country does not know where he
stands in this matter, which Is so Impor
tant to the division heads and clerks
serving under the government.
This feeling of uneasiness Is accentu
ated by the new "efficiency rating" going
on under the supervision of the Civil
Service Commission In Its attempt to
carry out the law passed at the last ses
sion or Congress. This law Is contained
In the "efficiency rating" clause of the
executive, legislative, and Judicial appro
priations bill. It provides that a rating
of the standing of all clerks shall be
maintained, and that any clerk falling
below the sundard shall be dismissed.
Thts clause was substituted for the pro
vision limiting the tenure of office to
seven J ears, a provision which largely
prompted President Taft to veto the
Republicans In office express the fear
that President Wilson or the members
of his Cabinet, having no recognized
standard as a guide, ran make use of
this law to dismiss many now In the
service 'and employ Democrats in their i
Places. Jhey say that this will be the
WELL jsJWWT T.M1CT,
DEJEATID 101 COM)
WUllamsport, Pa., Nor. 7.-William B.
'Wilson, .chairman of the House" Com
mlttee on Labor In the last session of
Congress, waa defeated for re-eJecUoa
by Edgar R. Kless, Republican, a for
mer member ot the State Assembly, by
leas than 100 votes. The vote waa so
close that it was not until Ute after
noon, when all but a few scattered dis
tricts were In. that the final result was
made positive. Congressman Wilson
carried Lycoming by 800 and secured 240
votes more than Kless In Clinton. The
latter, however carried the Republican
bulwarks of Potter and Tioga Counties
by more than 1,300.
The fight was one of the most strenu
ous In this battle-scarred Congressional
district, which until thi tlii3 Mr. Wil
son was first elected, six years ago, was
considered one of the stanchest Re
publican strongholds In the State. Dur
ing his stay In Congress Wilson has
been a national figure. largely through
pis wo-it zor tre labcr cause.
TRY BANK PBESIDEHT.
D. S. Mills Brains Flsht Asjalmst
Nejr York, Nov. 7. David S. Mills, for
mer President of the Audubon National
Bank; Joseph E. Blackburn, a former
director of the bank, and Charles Ridg
way, of 100 Broadway, former attorney
for the bank, were placed on trial in the
Federal District Court before Judge
Hough and a Jury to-day on a charge of
misapplying the funds of the bank.
It Is averred in the Indictment that
Mills applied more than 149.000 of the
bank's funds for his own use. The other
two are accused by National Bank Ex
aminer Hanna of conspiring with Mills
to use the funds of the Audubon Bank
to get possession of 8300,000 worth of se
curities belonging to the Keystone Guard
Insurance Company of Athens, Pa., and
of hVDOthecatlnr IheKA aerurftipiL Th
J trial will b continued to-morrow.
IN NO DANGER
WHS OH REFUSES
TO DISCUSS HIS
Bi MM. IMII Aft -JuMtrr
IS ANNOYED .BY RUMORS
PfUrwHt-lrKt AIM ONilS Tflttf
ire that tteylklKf0' refu' , " clamor -for appoint,-1
heae thfea lnJreaIwlU 1whlch w"1 Inevitably follow tho
Aboard Vessel Now
Bryan Said to Be Offered
Premiership in Cabinet
William J. Bryan was tentatively offered the place as Secretary of State
in President Wilson's Cabinet, according to one of the Commoner's Washington
inenas. unis irrena said to-day mat Mr. Bryan
has the matter under consideration, and that
his close political friends are urging him tp
The authority for the statement Is the edi
tor of a local publication, who has long been a
close friend of Mr. Bryan, and who would not
make this statement. It Is thought, unless he
had the word of Mr. Bryan. .
The friendship of Mr. Bryan for the editor
was shown a few months ago when he con
sented to act as best man at the the wedding
of the latter. The authority for the announce
ment that Mr. Bryan has the offer under con
sideration Is William J. Dwyer. He Is a prom
inent local Democrat, and has been a close
friend of Mr. Bryan since the campaign of 1890.
, A. S. Burleson, of Texas,.fsto have the In
dorsement of his own State delegation for a
Cabinet place. It President-elect Wilson decides
to 'go to Texas for a member of the Cabinet.
Mr. Burleson was one of the earliest boomers
for Woodrow Wilson for the nomination at Baltimore. Other Texas names
hare been 'mentioned. Including that of Senator Culberson. Representative Slay
den, and Representative Henry. But It waa learned to-day that there la a
general disposition among- the Texans to give Mr. Burleson the States Indorse
"ment. If he wants it. Ha will be urged for Secretary of the Interior or Post
master General. .
to the story that they were brought
to the Metropole for he purpose of
"beatlnir up Rosenthal, and that while
they were waiting for the victim to
come out of the hotel Harry Vallon
came along. Boob Walker and two
other men were near by. Suddenly
four shots were fired and Rosenthal
fell. The four youths, frightened by
the murder perpetrated under their
noses, ran for Shapiro's automobile,
and. naturally enough, urged ,the
chauffeur to get away withall possible
Srhrppa Coins Blind.
According to his counsel. Sam Schepps,
one of the principal witnesses against the
accused gunmen. Is going blind. Schepps
was arraigned again to-day In the West
Side Police Court on the technical
charge of vagrancy made against him
when brought from Hot Springs, Ark.
Schepps was brought into court looking
very 111. His clothes were neatly pressed
and a silk handkerchief peeped from his
coat pocket, but his features were drawn
and sallow and his ees dull. His lawyer
pleaded that Schepps either be released
or be sent to a hospital.
He stated that when Schepps went to
Hot Springs It was for treatment of a
malady that he had been suffering from
for some time. Since being brought back
Schepps. according to his lawyer, has
been without proper medical attention,
vihlch has allowed his ailment to pro
gress until now the man's evesight has
almost left him.
Assistant District Attorney Sullivan
asked Magistrate Murphy to put oft
Schepps' case for a week, promising that
In the meantime District Attorney .Whit
man would be notified of his condition.
The adjournment was granted.
State Has Els-ktr -Witnesses.
Schepps while in court declared that
"Bridgey"' Webber, 'who has been trying
to be transferred to a hospital, alleging
that he Is In danger of developing tuber
culosis, was not ill, but was anxious to
obtain his freedom so that be could take
a trip to Europe.
Whether the four gangsters will try to
pin the crime on Vallon could not be
District Attorney Whitman hss nearly
eigniy witnesses, many or whom testified
at tne uecKer trial. ,
The strongest witness for the nr-mwu
tlon will be Shapiro, who will Identify
an iour gunmen as tne occupants -of his
car. Shapiro, however, still says he did
not see the shooting, snd does not know
which one of the four actually did the
killing. Accordingly, Shapiro's story wilt
be accepted by the defense as fitting; in
wiw ine up-ant-uuns oi the gangsters
that they were near, but did not 'take
part In the shooting. Rose. Vallon. Web
ber and Schepps will be called to testify
to the employment and pay of the gun
men. Their stories will be much the same
as they related at the Becker trial -
BEENHAEDT IN IJXELIgHT.
London, Nov. 7.-Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt, the world famous tragedienne,
was attacked by a bear In Cross Museum
to-day and had a narrow escape. While
Mm. Bernhardt was viewing the ani
mals, the bear seised her and tore her
fur garments. The beast waa finally
beaten off by attaches of the 'museum.
Balttseere sad OMe te PtaUsea B.rn
Baltimore. November l i 5?"r
T .7. m - - T 1 ZJDTEBI
trains -ran union station .to BalUmora
every hoar on the hour." "mors
Senator Works, of California, voted for
Wilson, because Taft's name did not go
on the California ballot, but he Is a
It is believed that a number of the Pro
gressive Senators, most of whom have
supported Roosevelt, will now formally
wltbdraw from the Republican party.
An interesting feature o: the Senatorial
fight In the States U the certain election
of Judge George W. Norris, Republican,
by a Democratic Legislature In Nebraska.
Ninety-five per cent of the Legislators
signed an agreement to support the ma
jority nominee in the primaries under
the Oregon plan, and will carry out their
agreement now that thev are elected, al
though it will mean a Republican Sena
tor. It was reported early In the day that
Senator Francli E. Warren of Wyoming
would be re-elected, but late returns
place the Legislature still In doubt. The
State has gore for Wilson by a small
Doubt In Tennessee.
Much uncertainty still exists lnTennes-
see, where Newell Sanders. Republican,
appointed to succeed the late Senator
Tavlor. Is a candidate for re-election.
Among the Interesting results recorded
to-day were these:
Qregon declared positively for woman's
suffrage, being the third Pacific Coast
State to give women the ballot. Women
now v ote In ev ery Pacific State.
West Virginia voted for prohibition, but
the law will not go Into effect till July 1.
In Madison County, Indiana, Eugene V.
Debs, who is a resident, beat Taft by
more than -00 votes In the Presidential
Revisions of the popular vote In dis
patches from various States shows the
following as the latest and closest esti
mate that can now be made "
Taft. 3. 619.108.
Bryan's total popular vote in 1908 was,
In the final official count, MU.K6.
Picture from Its
Frame and Burns It
Meridcn, Conn., Nov. ".Roosevelt's
picture was not turned to the wall by
the exclusive Home Club of this city. It
was cut from Its frame, taken to the
back yard, tossed contemptuously on a
brush heap which had been gathered
for the occasion and set afire. While
it was being consumed by the flames
the members put their feet through It
and expressed their opinion of the chief
Bull Mooser's work In wrecking the Re
The picture was given the ciub by
Roosevelt after he had visited the city
and bad been entertained by .the club. It
was accompanied by his autograph and
had been "handsomely framed.
At two of the moving picture shows
In the city attempts were made to pro
duce pictures of Roosevelt, but they
were hissed from the screen and other
films were substituted.
the statute books and the consular serv
ice partially open to Presidential ap
pointments, many of the clerks In the
departments have a foreboding that theyj
may not De atle u, hold their places
against the pressure which will be
brought for appointments In the gov
Democrats in the service, however, do
not share this view, and what they have
had to say in the last two days about
the probable attitude of President Wil
son and his advisors have done much to
allay the first feelings of uneasiness and
gloom which followed the announcement
of democracy's triumph at the polls. It
Is pointed out that Freldent-clect Wil
son Is conversant with the attitude taken
by his predecessors regarding clerks In
office, and the Idea nhlch pervades the
country that the civil service principle
shall be maintained In the service.
Democrats say that It would be incon
ceivable that Mr. Wilson should take
any backward step in this Important
matter. They regard him and the ad
visors he is likely to bring about him as
entirely too progressive In thought and
spirit to go back to the evils of the
spoils 8) stem.
Changes in the service there doubtless
will be. say well-lnfcrmed Democrats in
and out of the departments, but that
there will be any partisan onslaught
upon the offices Is denied. They say that
a Democratic President must be true to
the progressive traditions of the nation
or be recreant to every platform pledge
and campaign promise. Democrats po'nt
out that no greater changes in the de
partments can be brought about than
have generally followed successive
changes in the Republican Presidents,
all of whom had as great power to re
move men from office that Mr. Wilson
will have. It Is declared that the prin
lcple of merit, aa compared with politi
cal affiliations, has become too firmly
rooted In practice and In the public opin
ion of the country not to be recognized
and acted upon by a new Democratic
Fears ftrem Groundless.
The fact Is pointed out that many
Democrats are still In the departments
who came In when Grover Cleveland
was President, who have not been re
moved, because they are capable, and
Democrats freely express the view that
there can be no wholesale attack upon
the departments, however great the
clamor raised by spoilsmen and however
fierce the pressure brojght to bear upon
the White House. A prominent Demo
crat In a high position of the government
said yesterday that he did not believe
one competent Republican clerk need
fear for his position. He declared that
the old spoils sjstem is dead in this
country, and that a man of President
elect Wilson's Intelligence and sense of
Justice would hardly udertake to revive
conditions that have received the dis
approval of his countrymen. Irrespective
ot party or political faith.
As a result of these assuring expres
sions of confidence in the stability of th
government clerks in their positions
much of the uneasiness incident to the
Democratic victory of last Tuesday sub
sided yesterday in the departments.
Quebec Nov. 7. With 500 of her 901
passengers still aboard, the Ilojal
George, the Canadian 'Northern Railway
Company's liner which went ashore one
mile east of Point St Laurence, Isle of
Orleans, last night, is resting in an
easy position to-night and despite a
heavy sea Is not believed to be In dan
ger. Four hundred of the stricken ves
sel's passengers were taken off by the
"North." an old ferry, brought here on
a tender and rent to Montreal this aft
ernoon. The "North" made another at
tunpt to reach the Royal George's side
but had to turn hack owing to a strong
wind and heavy sea which made It dan
gerous for: her to appnach the wrecked
vessel .Fhe Cruiser, a CanMfbn Pacil-
iKa.iway' i'J liad the Une experience.!
t-apiains oi vessels passing, tne Kovail
Georgo report the v essel In no danger of
breaking in two. She went ashore on
a bottom of sand and gravel, and only
ine tore part grounded. ,
The remaining passengers, most of
whom are In the steerage, will probably
oc orougnt asnore to-morrow.
FOR GANAL ZONE
New York, Nov. 7. The members of
the Committee on Appropriations of the
House of Representatives -sailed for
Colon to-day on the Panama steamship,
Cristobal. The committee is going to
the Canal Zone to inspect the work
being done there in order to get an Idea
of what amount of money will be re
quired for the next fllscal jear.
The committee was headed by Con
gressman Fitzgerald, of Brookbn, who
is Its chairman. The other Congress
men going were Shirley, of Kentucky;
Bartlett. of Georgia; Taylor, of Ohio;
Goldfogle. of New York: Saunders, of
Virginia, and Garner, of Texas
Former Speaker Cannon was to have
made the trip, but at the last moment
he sent word to Chairman Fitzgerald
that he would be unable to go on ac
count of business reasons.
Princeton, N. J Nor. 7. There sO bt
no announcement with regard to Presi
dent-elect Wilson's Cabinet until January
L at the earliest, and possibly not un
til March i. Until'he has had his vaca
tion, the President-elect will not even
consider the Cabinet and any publica
tion ot Its composition will be pure
The Governor ..made this clear this
evening in a statement he Issued tm a
result of the speculative stories that
have appeared In the newspapers under
a Princeton date line. Those stories have
annoyed the Governor because, as he ex
plained, anything emanating from
Princeton may be regarded by the publlo
as having some authority, and he may
thus be embarrassed In his final selec
tion of a Cabinet. The President-elect
Issued this statement:
Gov. Wilson this afternoon referred
to the speculations which are cropping
up with regard to the make-up of his
cabinet snd said:
No Announcement to Make.
"Such speculations are perfectly fruit
less. I mean to keep my mind entirely"
open with regard to appointments of.
first consequence until a final announce-!
ment is possible. It "111 be perfectly!
useless to resort to me for corroboration!
of any report, because I will have abao-j'
lutely no announcement to make. Nof
announcement will have the least au-J
thority which,is not made over my
signature. These are matters which must
be determined by very deliberate counsel
and not by gossip."
The Governor said also that the state
ment that he would go to Bermuda for!
his vacation was without authority. Th
Governor said on this subject:
"Please say for me that when the ru
mor waa referred to. I replied that the
statement had been made entirely with
out my authority and that for the ve-y
reason that I was going, away to reft
I wodl.t have no announcement ot plan,!
.Ba- Writ I iib Letters. I
The President-elect devoted the day tit
his correspondence. He is answering all
telegrams personally ay leuers. ineroi
are thousands of these congratulatory
telegrams and the work involved In re-l
pi) ing to them is enormous. In conse-J
quenie the Gover-ior dld not leave hist
house to-day. The Influx of telegrams!
has let up to some extent. The local
telegraph office, which ordinarily em-l
ploys three operators, has ihad eighteen
expert men at work since election night.
but to-day four of them were transfer
red to another point.
While the President-elect will not con
sider Ms Cabinet for some time, he will
probably give some attention at an early
date to legislation proposed for the State,
of New Jersey at the session which opens;
In January. With a Democratic Senate!
and Assembly, something he has not had
since his election. It will be possible to'
carry out the original programme of re-'
form upon which Gov. Wilton was elect-)
ed. In the first ear ot his administra
tion the Governor -ass handicapped by
having a Republican Senate. He appeal-
ea to the people In the campaign of 191L
but Instead they made the Assembly Re
publican as well as the Serate. The Leg
islature thereafter blocked every effort at
Tvo Shock Frit.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Nov. 7.i
Two strong earthquake shocks 'n ere felt;
hire this morning. No damage has been:
Miss Katherine Elkins
Might Have Worn Crown:
fl.38 BalMssere aad Hetara.
Saturdays' and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets goul returning
until 9 a. m. asonoay. ajj ruruiar. trains
except v,onxres-oonai usucea,
Presbyterian EdlSce at Canton Bad
'Canton, Ohio, Nov. 7. An effort was
made early to-day to blow up"vCaIvary
Presbj terlan Church with dvnamite.
Part of the charge placed In the base
ment failed to explode. About "COO dam
age was done.
The pastor of the church. Rev. E. B.
Townsend, who has been active in an
anti-vice crusade, has received threaten
ing letters. The church is located only
a block from the residence of the late
SUB Baltimore- and Retara.
Baltimore aad Ohle
Every-Saturday and Sunday, Good to
return until a. art. train Monday. All
trains hAth wav-L Inrllldlnr- the Rnval
Due d'Abruzzi, Who Laid
Ardent Suit for Hand of
American Heiress, to Oc
cupy Throne of Albania.
"Queen Katherine of Albania" would
now be her title had Miss Katherine El
kins. daughter of the late Senator Steph
en B. Elkins, accepted the suit of the
Duke of the Abruzzl when that ardent
Italian, soldier, sailor, and scientist of
fered himself and his title to the Ameri
can heiress, according to a cable dispatch
from Berlin laat night. ,
For that Albania shall be constituted
an IndcDendcnt monarchy with the gal
lant Duke as Its ruler was determined
upon at a conference last night of the
representatives of Germany. Italy, and
Austria, composing the Triple Alliance.
The caole dispatch from Berlin stated
that reportD of this agreement had alto
reached Rome and Vienna. ,
This Is the first formal action of the
powers looking toward a division ot the
lost Turkish possessions. Italy has al
ways been anxious to make Albania a
possession and has now been able in the
Balkan crisis to wield great innuence
with the Balkan states through Mon
tenegro, the two countries being closely
related by the marriage of King
Nio'iolas daughter to Victor Emmanuel.
Austria Is said to have readily agreed
to Italy's proposlton on the promise that
Italy would support Austria's claim to
Xntlve of Spalaw -
Prince Luigl Amadeo Gulseppe Maria
Ferdlnando Francesco. Duke ot the
Abruzzl, was born In Madrid Spain, Jan
uary 27, 1S7S. and is the son of Amadeo,
Duke of Aosta, who was then King ot
Spain, but who shortly afterward re
signed his throne,
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attentions to. Miss Elkins "were quite."
marked, and at one time they were re-
ponea 10 oe engagecv
William F. Hltt popularly known aa
Blll" Hitt. has for several, vaars been
an ardent suitor or Miss Elkins, and
several times thHr nurriiv. i,a k m
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