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TURKS AWAITING
BULGA1TS' REPLY
TO PEACE NOTE
in Miatiimt FiihtiRC Is Re-
smml AlMf Tckaltiji L!ms
After Brief Risf.
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WARSHIP BOMBARDS ALLIES
Rijcrts frss Stara Zagwa Tell sf
Victirj Wn Ij Invarfers
Befre Capital.
Special Cable to Th Wuhlnttai Benld.
Constantinople, Nov. It Up to a lata
hour- to-night the Turkish government
had received no news from Sofla to In
dicate the nature of the receptlon-hy Bui'
carta of the request for an annlstace.
made to-day.
Fighting was resumed to-day alonr the
TchataUa lines after a cessation of hos
tilities that began on Sunday.
The Turkish battleship Rels began
bombardment of the Bulgarian forces
north of Lake Derkos, on the Black Sea.
A bombardment of the Southern end of
the Bulgarian lines Is being executed by
the Turkish cruiser Hamldieh, and sev
eral other vessels In the sea of Marmora.
Report Victory
for Bulgarians
Special Cable to Tie tfuainzton Herald.
Sofla, Nov. It A dispatch from Stara
Zagora. headquarters of the Bulgarian
army, late to-nlcbt states that the Bul
garians have pierced the center of the
TchataUa lines and captured the town of
Hademkeul, twenty-one miles from Constantinople.
Balkan States
Figure on Spoils
London, Nov It Turkey, for many
years the domineering master of the
Jlas or her domains, to-day formally
Knelt In supplication before her one-time
victims and asked for an -armistice.
Bulgaria, given the. choice of negotiat
ing -with, the view of grar ting such an
- armistice and eonttsulnff Jd jpjnUh"the
Turks until the powers stop' her, at a
late hour, to-night had given no Indica
tion as to which of the two courses of
action she will adopt, but her forces in
the field-are reported attacking without
abatement the Turkish lines at TchataUa
and the forts of Adrianople
Cholera, spreading "with alarming ra
pidity, has suddenly become a more po
tent factor Influencing the Turks toward
peace overtures than the guns of the
enemy There were 400 deaths from this
disease In one army camp yesterday and
the number was probably exceeded to
da There are now nearly 3,000 cases of
cholera within the Turkish lines and t
mutiny among the troops Is feared II
was this fear, according to several dls.
patches, that caused the Sultan to ask
for an armistice.
The number of sick and wounded sol
diers at Constantinople Is placed at 1000
Turkey's Formal Request.
Turkej s request for mediation was
formally presented to the Bulgarian pre-
mler late to-day. Following Is the text
of the note
"The Ottoman goernmcnt having ap
proached the great powers of Europe to
ask their mediation, we are charged to
inquire of your excellency if Bulgaria Is
disposed to accept this mediation, and if
so, to what conditions her acceptance will
be subject?'
The Bulgarian minister. Mr Glechoff.
Immediately transmitted the request to
Czar Ferdinand. In the field, and said he
would confer on the matter with the
cabinets of Ibe Balkan allies.
Diplomatists to-night consider the dan
cer of a general European war over the
partition of European Turkey as ended.
Russia, given practically no assurance of
support by England, and. overawed br
the display of strength, by Germany and.
Austria, has failed to Insist on an Adri
atic outlet for Servla, and, therefore, Aus
tria now nas no cause to resort to arms.
The triple entente. In this Instance, was
divided and the division has prevented
a war.
Fie for Bulgarians.
The Balkan allies will probably get
rqtich less territory than they anticipated.
although their primary object the elimi
nation of the Turk has been achieved.
.Bulgaria will get the Turkish province of
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U. D. G; SdiKs An In
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SHE ASKS ONLY JUSTICE
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Sins. ANDREW CARNEGIE.
New Tork Nov. IS. That Mrs. Andrew
Carnegie, wife of the multi-millionaire
steel master has contributed the largest
sum W.WU mus tar received by tho TI
tanlo memorial fund is the rumor ciren
lated around the committee headquarters
here. The headquarters of the movement
is in Washington.
DEAD IN TUB;
EMPLOYER HELD
Boslon Police Mystified by
Stenographer's Strange End.
Man Wealthy and Married.
Boston, Nov. 11 In a bathtub almost
filled with water. In a room of the Revere
House, this noon. Miss ilarjorie G
Powers, a stenographer, twenty-six years
old, was found dead. An autopsy to
morrow will determine whether it was
suicide or accident
Meanwhile Arthur T. Cummlngs. a
prominent fruit and produce commission
merchant, a married man. fifty-three
years old, is held by the police on suspi
cion. Miss Powers had been In Cum
mlngs' employ- six years. At 2 p. m. on
Wednesday, It Is alleged, Cummlngs and
Miss Powers arrived at the hotel and
-jgistererf" u "B T Davis- and wife.
Lynn." Cummlngs left the hotel at -4
o'clock, the girl remaining In the room.
This forenoon Inquiries began to come
by telephone asking If "Mrs. Davis" was
still in the hotel Then Cunimlngs ar
rived and went to the room. Being un
able to gain entrance, he climbed out on
an ell of the building, from which It was
possible to look into the room and the
adjoining bathroom. The door was then
broken open.
Cummlngs was arrested later at his
place of business. No formal charge has
been lodged against him
A glass containing gin was found In
the young woman's room and the water
In the bathtub contained mustard At
Miss Powers' home, In TVest Canton
Street, where she lived with her parents
and a younger .brother and sister. It was
stated to-night that she bad told them
yesterday that ber employer had accorded
her an afternoon off and that she was
going to a matinee
THIEF ROBS TILL
IN CLOTHING STORE
Georgia Delegate ts the ConventiM
Makes Plea tor Troth in
Tales, of Struggle.
TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME.
First session, 9 30 a. m State
reports and standing committee
reports.
Second session, 2 20 p. m.
Committee on revision of consti
tution and by-laws.
Third session, 8 00 p. -m. Chil
dren of the Confederacy present
flowers to president general.
Continuation of revision of the
constitution and by-laws
All sessions will be held on
tenth floor of New WUlard
An excursion to Annapolis by
electric cars, leaving New Tork
Avenue and Fifteenth Street
Northwest at 10 o clock this
morning has been arranged for
about 300 delegates.
Macedonia. Servla, while deprived of poj-f
cure a very favorable commercial treaty
with Austria, Greece Is understood to be
slated for control of practlcallv an the
towns Just north of Her present froSllein
siomenegro :wm De given a strip of flf
teenor twenty miles of territory on the
Adriatic, to be added to the twenty-five
miles which she now possesses. She may
also secure some territory north of Tv.
Scutari. Salonlkt already a bone of con-
tenuon oeiween ureeca and Bulgaria, will
almost certainly be placed under Interna
tional control, the allies receiving only
commercuu concessions, r
Albania will be transferred Into a sepa
rate smguom
Thus .Bulgaria, for doing- the lions
lhars of the fighting: will get the lion's
mare oi tne spoils.
Detectives Trail Burglar Who Ob
tained $45 from Cash Register
of H. Brooks & Co.
Search Is being made by Central Office
detectives for a thief who entered the
clothing store of 1L Brooks &. Co., 1109
G Street Northwest, and stole 113 from
the cash register, leaving tho place with
out molesting the hundreds of dollars'
R orth of stock on display.
Shortly after the robbery was dis
covered, the Information was communi
cated to police headquarters andr-MaJ
Sylvester detailed Detective Sergeants
ODea and Charles Evans to make an
Investigation
It was- learned that the thief had
crawled through an opening In a grating
and a "rear window which had been
broken and easily gained access to the
basement from which he ascended wUu
outtrouble to the main floor. '
The Intruder had no trouble In OMnirur
the cash register, and be filled his pockety!
xrlfh lb .mnnev find left. Most tt tfca
Itumella and probably a share of Eastern (cash was In silver and was, kept In the
AMBASSADOR DISCUSSES
smrAnoif in balkabb
Bichard C. Kerens, United -States Am'
bassador. to Austria-Hungary was a call
er at the State Department yesterday
ana aiscussea wiw omaais were the sit
uation In Europe and the Tf't-n war.
As the Ambassador has been In the Unit
ed States on leaVe for several weeks,
he was not In a position to -contribute
much Information on the situation. He
,1s on his way to his .post at Vienna.
register for change money when the
store opened In the morning: '
Various kinds of women s wearing .ap
parel could have been taken by the thief.
Lhn'd the-fact that only .the. money was
stolen leaos tne-pouco to oeijeve'that the
culprit was not a professional thief.
Another theory of the police Is that the
thief feared to carry away stock- because
of the. risk of detection in the streets.
The jobbery was discovered shortly
after 8 o'clock 'Wednesday morning when
tlje store was opened.
Wilson and T. R.
Still Neck and Neck,
in California Race
San .Frandsco. Nov. 14, The result of
the recent Presidential election Is still
In doubt Returns from all but six
counties In the State give Roosevelt a
lead of fifty-three votes, while the unof
ficial count of the entire State gives
Wilson a plurality of fifty votes. With
the official count practically completed
In San Frandsco County, Indications are
that Roosevelt has gained thirty votes
over the unofficial count The last re
maining precinct In the State, In & re
mote section of Humboldt County, was
heard from this afternoon. Of fourteen
registered "voters, only five cast their
ballots. "Four of these went for Tart
Erenr Ratnrrtav nd Rnnrtav drA I "nd one for Chafin. the prohibition can-
letum iintil 9 a m. trmln Mmriav Aiildldate. The latest comnlled flmrm ah
trains both way Including tho Royal I tbe unofficial count give ."Wilson MAsA
Charges that many boards of educa
tion In the South are "In the grip of the
book trust" and that the books from
which the youth of to-day are taught
are unfair to the South, were made In
an address to the United Daughters of
the Confederacy In convention at the
New 'Wlllard last night by Miss Mildred
Lewis Rutherford, the historian gener
al, who in a stirring speech told what
she thought the South could fairly claim.
'it you would Deiieve tne history of
the South as It Is told In these books
which are put Into our schools, you
would nave to consign the South to in
famy." said Miss Rutherford. "But they
are unfair to the South. And It Is your
duty and mine. Daughters of the Con
federacy, to see that history Is told
correctly. History must be the truth.
It Is the duty of the Daughters of the
Confederacy to seek the truth from these
old. warriors soon to be known, no more.
una to ?ut it in our histories.
Praise for Corp. Tanner.
I honor Corp. Tanner that he was
brae enough and broad enough to be
Just not only to his own side hut to our
side. too. And the wonderful words of
President Taft they can never be forgot
ten by the Daughters of the Confederacy.
They were words of wisdom and Jus
tice
Miss Rutherford declared that tho civil
war was not fought by the South to pre
serve slavery, but to settle constitutional
grounds, and she named Southern men
who had settled this country and founded
and preserved the republic
"There Is no 'New South,' " sho said
"Ours Is Just an old South remade to suit
the new order of things. The next Presi
dent stands for all that the South stands
for. and when he enters upon his duties
he will hate behind him a solid South,
firmly with Him so long as he endeavors.
as we belleie he will endeavor, to do the
right thing for the country.
"I say for the country, not for the
South, for there are no people more loyal
to the Union than we are "
District President Speaks,
Mrs. Marlon Butler, president of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy in
the District presided last night The flag
cf merit won by Texas, was received by
Sirs. Henry A. Cllne. poet laureate of the
Texas Division, on behalf of the Texas
Division historian, Mrs. Charles G Bar
rett
Charle Trowbridge Tlttmann sang
"Afton Water," and Miss Beatrice Sey-
nour Goodwin sang "The 8walIows." The
Marine Band played during the evening.
Adopt Report on Crosses.
The question whether the U. D C
should extend .from November 1, 1912, to
January-19, 1912, the time within which
crosses of honor may be awarded to
Confederate veterana was closely de
bated, without a final decision, yesterday
morning. The report of the custodian
of crosses, -Mrs. I II. Raines, of
Georgia, was accepted without action
upon her recommendations, and the
question of extending the time was left
for settlement when the president gen
eral's report In which the extension was
recommended. Is under final considera
tion. Miss Mary Poppcnnelm. of South Car
olina, chairman of the committee on ed
ucation, submitted a report which set
forth that the U D C maintains 208
scholarships In educational institutions,
their value being $22,582 a year, an in
crease of thirty-four scholarships, with a
vaiue oi t.ic, since tne last convention.
More Scholarships Presented. .
Mrs. John A. Lee, of the Illinois divi
sion, announced the presentation of two
scholarships to the Daughters, one at
the University of Chicago, the other at
Loretta Convent Loretta, Kr. Mrs. I
it. Bashinsky, of Alabama, reported two
scholarships, one at the University of
Pennsylvania, the other at the Misses
Masons' School, at Tarrytown-on-the-
Hudson. Miss C E. Mason, formerly a
resident of Tennessee, made a speech
stating the scholarship at her school
was given "Just to pay a debt" "for the
benefits which her birth and residence
In tho South had brought to her.
According to Miss Poppenhelm'a report
the scholarships to be bestowed by the
United Daughters of the Confederacy as
a general organization are at Vassar
Washington and Lee, Sophie Newcorab!
Luy Cobb, Washington Seminary, at
Washington; University of North ram.
Una. two at Alabama Polytechnic In
stitute, University of Alabama and th
Alice Bristol scholarship at Bristol
School, at Washington. For bestowal by
the State divisions there are 137 scholarships.
Open to Competition.
The scholarships open for comneutlnn
In 1913 are at Vassar, for girls resident
In Louisiana; Bristol, for girls resident
in al) the Southern, States except Okla-j
Continued obi Face Tit.
1 illPaSssK1 "'i2y
HEAR ADMIRAL AUSTIN KNIGHT,
who Is In command of the- United States
cruisers Tennessee and Montana, which
s&ned from the Philadelphia Navy Yard
under orders .from the War Department
to proceed direct to Constantinople to
protect American citlxens whose lives
may be Imperiled by the massacre which
the fanatic Moslems threaten to perpep
trate upon the Christian residents If the
Bulgarian armies attempt to enter the
Turkish capital.
JAPANESE SEEK
BASE IN MEXICO
Nipponese Said to Have Been
Negotiating tor Land Near
Manzaniilo Harbor.
mmki, on
-STANDJELLS OF
TIMES OUTRAGE
Dytriiitir; IM9F Oatii for
First Tim, RKatis TaBr
wiit) McNaRiaras,
INVOLVES LABOR LEADERS
Declares Neither of Mm New In
Prison Eipressi. Smow at
Big Death -Toll.
Mexico City, Nov, It Foiled In Its first
attempt to procure a basis for naval op
erations on the Eastern shore of the Pa
cific Ocean by purchase of land for a
coaling station on Magdalena Bay, Lower
California, the Japanese government has
been, for two months, busy with secret
negotiations looking to the purchase of
00 acres of land on the shores ot-Man-
xamuo tiaroor, tne most important port
of Mexico's Pacific mainland coast
Detailed Information covertmr this en
tire deal has been given to the press by
one of the superintendents of the con
struction on the Manzaniilo port works,
which, begun br the then Praldmt
Porfiro Diaz, has been under construction
for six years. They are about half com
pleted, at a cost of S&000.000 (Mexican cur
rency), and have given to Manzaniilo
1C acres, with an average depth of fifty
feet at mean tide. .
Within trn past two ronton tM-;
- ' ' '- .... ama '," VJ ,.(, O.UW,AAJ
Mexican) to complete the work. At the
end of three ears It Is estimated that
the harbor will have an area of 130 acres.
well protected and Inclosed by two
ureaKwaters.
WANT BAH RAISED
ON ALL JAPANESE
A. F. of L. Considers Resolution to
Admit Foreign Workmen
to Country.
Rochester. N T. ISov. H Tho Ameri
can Federation of Labor adjourned Its
convention this oenlng until 9 JO Monday
morning
To-day was devoted to welcoming fra
ternal delegates from Great Britain and
Canada, the clergy and other societies.
The only diversion came when the So
cialists In one section of the gallery
uproarously Interrupted a Catholic speak
er and received the censure of the chair.
This rebuke was applauded by the delegates.
Congressman W. B. Vtllson, formerly
secretary-treasurer of the United Mine
Workers of America, was given an ova
tion when he was Introduced by Presi
dent Gompers.
The speech to-day by Mr 'Wilson re
cited the work? of the labor representa
tives In Congress.
Fraternal delegates Sedden and Smlllle.
of Great Britain Trades Union, and John
W. Bruce, of the Canadian Trades Union
Congress, delivered addresses of fellow
ship and greeting They were given h
Tnntit tnt-dtftl welcome.
Resolutions were presented urging the
government! to raise the bars against an
Japanese, Korean, and Hindu workers,
and also to urge that only citizens be
employed In Hawaii Anotner resoiuuon
provides for a moement In behalf of
the building and maintenance of a
national Federal sanatorium
President Gompers will be the princi
pal speaker atia maasUneetlhg for dtl
zens to'be held Sunday afternoon In the
i convention halL Saturday he will ad
dress a noon-day luncheon of the Busi
ness Men's, Club.
Canadian trades unions are, fighting
the .-Industrial t.WorkersiNt the World.
which Is striving to obtain a foothold In
the Domlnlon.-TVhen Fraternal Delegate
Bruce' reported this tothe convention he
was cheered.
"Sllk"'0 Loughlta. the well known
baseball umpire,, appeared at the conven-
tMn-to-day Gossip atonce.spreaa tnai
the National and American League
players were to appeal for a charter
for the baseball players union. OLough-
lin denied all '-responsibility lor mat.
however.
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FRESH EGGS SEli FOB
SEVENTY-TWO CENTS PEE
DOZEN IN NEW Y0BK
New York, Nov It Fancy brands of
fresh eggs made a new high fall record
to-day when they sold for 72 cents a doz
en. They will go still higher before the
month Is over, dealers say.
As against GO cents a dozen, wholesale,
for near-by fresh eggs. Western fresh
eggs are selling "here, wholesale, at 3SaU
cents a dozen, and first-class storage eggs
are literally going a begging at 2t cents
a dozen. Under the new law the deal
ers are obliged to label storage eggs, and
housewives who can afford to pay the
higher prices -usually refuse to purchase
the storage variety;
Unless customers change their minds,
the egg speculators of New Tork stand
to lose from 1000,000 to Sl,E0OOao In pros
pective profits between now and next
spring on storage eggs.
Jj
Indianapolis. Ind., Nor. It For the
first time, under oath, Ortle E. McMan
lgat late this afternoon at the dyna
mite trial In Federal Court told what
J. B McNamara told him about the
blowing up of the Los Angeles Times.
He also testified to his connection and
conversations with Chicago men. After
he had. earlier In the day. told of plans
to pull explosions In the West while the
Rochester convention was In session, to
divert susplcon from the International
officers.
McManlgals early testimony Involved
Frank M Ryan, president of the Struc
tural Iron Workers, and Edward Smyth.
business agent of the union at Pe
oria, lit
..Following the Rochester convention.
McMantgat told of a conversation hi had
with J J. McNamara, at headquarters
in Indianapolis. McNamara told him
that the question of dynamtlng th Big
Four shops at Indianapolis had been
taken up by the exeeutve board, but
they voted against It fearing to attract
too much attention to Indlanapols, where
union headquarters were situated
Told o&Timea RxpXosion.
On the afternoon of October L the day
after the Los Angeles Times explosion.
McManlgal said he went to headquar
ters, taking a newspaper with him.
J. J be said, seemed much excited and
said he had so much work left over from
the convention that he could scarcely at
tend to It
McManlgal said that-ho showed J. J. a
copy of the newspapers, giving an ac-j
count of the Times explosion, and asked
whether he had seen it
Yes, I saw it but maybe this Is a
later edition." McManlgal said McNa
mara remarked, taking the newspaper.
"I guess that will make them sit up
and take notice. The. fellow "went out to
give them a d n good cleaning, and
bo has done It
Reading- the "paper. McNamara- j then
CW -..cs V J-i i"
"That Is a hell of an affair, with ell
those people killed. Maybe bed be bet
ter off if bo had gone on In our line of
work Insttad of getting mixed up with
the State Federation of Labor out there.
Oh, well, anyhow, it will make them sit
up and take notice"
Said J. B. Did It.
McManlgal said be asked J. J. if he
thought J B had done it and J. J. an
swered. 'Of course." Also, the dyna
miter asked the union's secretary wheth
er he thought J B. McNamara was In
any danger of getting caught and J. J
answered that his brother probably was
200 miles away when the explosion oc
curred J X. said the dynamiter told him that
he had a Job for him. but McManlgal
said he replied that he was going bunt
ing and would not take a Job Just then.
J. J told him that he would know
more about the Jbb after he met Tvelt
moe In St Louis and that he would
then let him know Ho also inquired If
McManlgal could make arrangements
for McNamara also to go on the hunt
ing trip as "things were hot as h."
It was arranged for J, B. to Join the
party He told of their getting hunting
licenses and going- to Conover. Wis. At
their first meeting at Kcnesfia, J B.
told him that he had the "damndest
time dodging people all the way from
San Francisco, and that It seemed as
though everybody stared at him" The
dynamiter safd J. B. told him he had
spent two weeks at Salt Lake City at
tne inotne oi J. E. Manser, under the
name of Winiams, and that "J J" sent
a msn with money to him from Indian
apolis and got him through all right
Tho story of the Los Angeles Times
explosion was told to McManlgal as fol
lows Story of Explosion.
"I had started out alone to do a little
shopping-." he said, "and met J. B. He
said something about the West and" I
asked him who the fellows were that
were working with him.
"He told of work he had done at Seattle
and Oakland. He saM that" Schmltt was
very talkative, and that he wanted to co
with him on the Oakland Job, but be
would not let him. When McNamara re
turned from Oakland, Schmltt wanted to
know all about when It would come off.
J. B. said they went to Tvetxnoe's
office, and that the old man pulled out a
big roll and peeled off 2300 and gave to
tnem.
"He said Tvetraoe was the bfg paymas
ter on the Coast and that there was, no
limit to the money out there, that when
ever they wanted money all they had to
do "was to go to the old" man for It
Not Sorry About Killing.
'J. B. told me that when he got to
San Francisco he went to see Tvetmoe
and told him either he was going to Los
Angeles without Smttty or that Smltty
was going without him. as he would not
work on tho Times job with him
' He told me he went to Los Angeles.
took his suit case with twenty pounds of
the gelatin In It and put It In Ink Alley
and that Ije went into the cellar and broke
on. a gas jet so that tne gas would nil
the building He said he set the clock
for 1 o clock.
"But there were a lot of people there.
I said to him 'What's the difference,'
he said
"Then he said that really he was sorry
that there were so many In there, but
that he was trying to get Otlsi He told
me about putting suit cases full of the
explosive at the home of Otis and or
Zeehandelbaer. wbo, he said, was con
nected with the Merchants and Manufac
turers Association."
Court adjourned at 5 o'clock with Mc-
ManlgaFa story uncompleted.
ILL Aims 1MM3TCE
-Ur WAMTOrGIOg
Cbpjrlifct by Binis-Erinf.
SENATOR ISIDOR RAISER,
cf Uurtead,
SENATOR BATHER'S CONDITION
LES3 FAVORABLE; FAMILY
ANXIETY IS INCREASED
The condition of Senator Isldor Ray-
ner of Maryland was less favorable last
night
Ha has shown no Improvement and the
anxiety of his family and friends as
to tne outcome of his Illness has been
Increased.
Tale-Princeton Football Game.
Special Train via Pennsylvania Railroad
leaves Broad Street Station. Philadel
phia, 10 W a. m., connecting with regu
lar train leaving Washington, 7 CO a.
m.. November 16. Returnlnsr after rams
from Middle Station, Princeton, connect
ing in Broad Street. Station !th-rmhr
jraln-fot Washington. ... ,.
NO HOPE OF NEW
RUSSIAN TREATY
Visits of Bakhmsteff to State
Department Cause Rumors
of Agreement.
The visits of Ambassador Bakhmeteff,
of Russia, to Secretary Knox's office dur
ing the last two days, yesterday gave rise
to reports that an agreement bad been
reached between the United States and
Russia affording basis for a new treaty
or at least a modus Vivendi following the
expiration- of the- treaty of 1SS on Jauu-.
am next, -v ,- - . tf
i Th'rwrct1ist-aff-uKKTWrrtrt ha
..(.. ,ChAi .& rteara to a trtat mt
witn sweeping denials upon the part or
the very highest authorities In the United
States government Not only was It de
nied that any agreement had been reached,
but it was admitted that the Taft admin
istration bad about given up all hope of
breaking the deadlock with Russia oer
the Hebrew passport question. The con
clusion has been reached that there can
be no agreement with Russia, which wilt
satisfy the demands of the Sulzer resolu
tion, which was chiefly responsible for the
President giving notice last year cf the
abrogation of the treaty of IKE. While
all effort has not been abandoned, and
the Washington government clings to
the hope that some unforseen event mi)
give a new and favorable turn to the
situation. It Is now admitted that the
Russian treaty problem will Inevitably
be passed on as a legacy to the Wilson
administration and the Democratic party.
It was learned last night howe er. that
the two governments are about to agree
upon a 'modus Vivendi which will main
tain the status quo during the two
months of the Taft administration fol
lowing January 1. the date of the ex
piration of the treaty.
The effect of this will be simply to
continue the commercial rights and prH 1-
leges between the two countries as they
now exist under the treaty until the new
administration has an opportunity to take
up the problem with Russia. It Is be
lieved that notes will be exchanged be
tween the two governments on this sub
ject This move will amount to an ac
knowledgement that the Department of
State and Russia have been unable to
agree on a treaty.
linlted States Raise Inane.
It Is almost universally recognized In
Washington that the Untted States, In
abrogating the treaty of ISC because
of the Jewish passport Issue, has raised
an issue which Russia cannot meet
European diplomats in Washington, who
are watching with much Interest the
Russian-American treaty situation, have
from the very first declared that Russia
cannot yield her righ.t to treat all Her
brews, wnetber Americans or of other
nationalities, exactly as she treats those
within her own borders. The Taft ad
ministration has 'recognized that the
Russian government' Is not a freo agent
In the matter, being-compelled to respect
the i tremendous national sentiment
against removing any of the restrictions
upon Hebrews In, Russia.
Recently "the -prediction was made by a
high, official, of,, the administration that
the question would never be settled until
all the 'European powers Joined with the
United States In demanding exemption
of their Hebrew nations from tho re
striction: 'placed -upon Hebrews In Rus
sia.- This, the totter powers have shown
no sign of dolnsrln the near fdturei
There have been rumors recently that
President Taft 'might tnake some
rangement with Russia looking to the
re-estabilshment of treaty relations with
out-including the' Jewish tiasssort cues
tlon Big-Industrial Interests, having a
large 'trade In Russia, ar said to be
moso desirous mat some aort of a modus
Vivendi ba agreed upon for the sake
of business stability.
DRASTIC TRAFFIC
RULES PLANNED
FORTHEDISTRICT
ilmv-l) ,
NEW REGULATION NEEDEQ
Sum ef tic Prnfskw May Wm
ta Be FNfiit Tirweh
tlH Curtf.
VEHICLE REGULATI03W.
All moving- vehicles must com
to a full stop before .passing
street cars going In the same
direction whle$ Is discharging- or
receiving- passengers at a regu
lars stop.
Flagrant violations of the
speed regulations will be consid
ered as Jeopardizing publlo safe
ty and as furnishing- cause for
the revocation of the licenses of
operators who are convicted.
All vehicles must be so con
structed that the driver or oper
ator can at any time see behind
him and on either side.
A vehicle leaving- a stationary
position at the right-hand curb
and desiring to turn around In
the same block must proceed at
least twice Its own length before
making the turn.
Any vehicle concerned in an
accident must come to a full stop
and Investigate before proceed
ing, regardless of how unimpor
tant the accident may appear.
Following the adoption of ths
regulations. Commissioner John
ston will Inaugurate a campaign
of education seeking- to familiar
ize driver and pedestrian alike
with the regulations. Digests of
the new regulations will be
printed on cardboard folders for
distribution to the public Com
missioner .'(hnton asks that the
public co-operate with his de
partment by reporting promtply
all .violation f the new -Ttful--
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To meet as far as possible the problem
presented by the rapid increase In vehi
cle traffic In the District Commissioner
Johnston Is rapidly completing what ir-
tually will bo an entirely new set of po
lice regulations governing traffic
Realizing that a serious situation Is
presented by the increasing number of
accidents to pedestrians from collisions
with horse-drawn- and motor-propelled
vehicles, accidents which have resulted
in a number of fatalities recently. Com
missioner Johnston now Is engaged In tha
work of selecting and collating Ideas and
suggestions as to traffic regulations,
drawn from a number of different
sources. Ho hopes to have the work com
pleted and read) for presentation to th
Board of Commissioners within a lew
weeks.
While the new code of regulations will
contain many points In common with th
set under which the police department
now Is working, those regulations which
have ben coered In previous codes gen
erally will be found to have been altered
to meet changing conditions. The ques
tion of traffic regulation is recognized as
one to be sorted by a careful balancing-
of expert advice on the subject.
Baoed on Cno Report.
The recodification first was accom
plished In so far as it has been accom
plished to date, step by step by MaJ.
Sylvester. Superintendent of Police, lit
conjunction with a number of his cap
tains and traffic officers. MaJ- Sylvester
baed his work largely upon a report
on traffic regulations submitted to the
Board of Trade by William Phelps Eno,
of Washington and New Tork. the rec
ognized authority on the subject Mr.
Eno Is the author of the set of regula
tions under which traffic In New TorK
and Paris now Is operated He has
studied the question for twelve years.
Ills report made to the Board of Trad
In the spring of 1911, was Mr Enos
Judgment of the best adaptation of ths
latest code of successful traffic regula
tions. MaJ Sylvester. It Is understood,
took what he considered desirable from
Continued on Psre Three.
JDRY WILL GBT
TAR CASE TO-DAY
Finds Human
Finger Wrapped
- in' His Cigar
Shamokln, Pa.. Nov.lt Frank Dormer.
while smoking a cigar to-day found it
did not draw freely and experienced great
difficulty In keeping it burning He puffed
until his head ached and then determined
to dissect Ihexclgar. On cutting It open
he was shocked to find &n Inch of a
man's finger, which is believed to be
that of a cigar maker who lost a portion
of It while cutting tobacco
II.3S to Baltimore and Retnra-
Baturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets good returning
until a. m. Monday, All regular train
except ueBsrsroonai ajwuicu.
Defense Tries to Impeach Character
of Girl Who Suffered
Indignities.
Norwalk, Ohio. Nov. It The case of
the State of Ohio against Ernest Welch.
Jointly Indicted with five other young
men of West Clarksfleld on charges of
having on the night of August 30 ad
ministered a. coat of tar to the body of
Miss Minnie Le Valley Is expected to go
to the Jury before to-morrow noon. Th
work of examining wttnesses-'was com
pleted to-day and arguments will be com
menced to-morrow morning.
In an effort to Impeach Miss Le Valley's
testimony and to establish an alibi for
Welch, the chief defendant the defense,
to-day called to the stand numerous wit
nesses, who testified that Miss Le Valley's
reputation lor iruuiiuiness is bad 'and
that her character and reputation have
not been of "the best Judge Oarver al
lowed counsel for the defense to place In
eviaence an oid-iasmoned farmer s al
manac to prove that on the night pt Au
gust 30 the moon did not rise until after
the hour of the -alleged assault
Miss Le Valley had previously testified
that she had been able to recognize. Er
nest welch, on account of moonlight.
Mew Orleans Gateway a Pleasant Oaa
to uauiorma ana racuie coast via
Southern Railway. Consult azentz for
particulars. City- offices. 786 lit St, and,
186 F St nw.
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