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THE WASHINGTON
HERALD
The HeraM dm tke lrwt
morning: home circulation, aa4
priMs all tie news of the world
each day, w adAtioa to ssaay
exclusive features.
Unsettled weather, prokfcbly
rain Jo-day or to-morrow.
Yesterday's temperature Maxi
cautn, 48; minimum, 36.
NO. 2252.
WASHINGTON. D. C THURSDAY". DECEMBER 5, 1912.-FOURTEEN PAGES.
ONE CENT.
GUNMAN HELD,
ADMITS SEVEN
BURGLARIES,
DENIES HOLD-UP
Youth, Armed Willi Revolvers,
Masksand Flashlight, Nabbed
by Detectives in Ninth St.
GRILLED AT CENTRAL OFFICE
Leroy Baker, about twenty
years old, was arrested in Ninth
Street last niriit and taken to
police headquarters, where he con
fessed to having committed the
seen burglaries within three hours
Monday morning, but denied hold
mg up Abe Ginsberg, a grocer, at
the point of a revolver Tuesday
aight
Prisoner lroe Cool.
The scene In the office of Lieut. James
Hartley, night chief of detectives, had
elements of the melodramatic and a--vein
of liumor. and In the ssrioUB business of
searching the prisoner were a number
of incidents, which not only caused de
tectives to smile, but forced the accused
to laugh heartily. He was the coolest
person In the room, and chatted as
though he was enjoins the scene.
Flanked by Detectives Sprlngman and
O'Brien, the boy walked confidents Into
the private office with a joutbful swag
ger and without being Invited, took a
chair b the desk of Lieut Hartlc)
Mthough the detectives had taken the
revolver from the boj. the) had not
searched him. and were not certain that
he was the real "Jimmy Valentine. '
The denouement came suddenl).
Sprlngman. searching the bay's packets
w th the deft fingers of a man accus
tc med to going through" a prisoner,
qulckl) revealed a collecton of burglary
tools as complete as the imagination out
tits Jn fictional detectives' tales. The
most dangerous article was a new,
n'ckel-piated Harrington . Richardson
revolver numbered 33,Sav, with a 32
caliber cartridgt In each of Its six cj Un
der chambers. The Inside of the barrel
vas covered with a thin la)er of grease,
showing that the weapon had never been
fired and probably was purchased but
tccentlj.
The lad carried the revolver In a tan
leather holster attached to his belt just
under his left arm, so he could draw
the weapon quickly with his right hai d
The leather holster is new, and appar
entlj. was bought recentl). One edge
was worn enough to show that the
holster had been in use for several davs
The price mark on the holster, written
In Ink, showed that the ietall cost was
O) cents.
Extracts Bliu- ML
From a ninslde coat pocket Sprlngman
extracted two black masks of cheap ma
terial and of the stjle frequentl) worn
at mask balls. Two holes were cut In
the black cloth so that the wearer coufd
see without difficulty Teh masks were
large enough Co entirely conceal the face,
wit hthe exception of the eyes. In addi
tion to the masks. Springman brought
to light two white kerchiefs 'Jimmy
Valentine" preferred the kerchiefs to the
masks, the police sa), as in none of the
houses he entered was he seen wearing
a black mask.
From his hip pocpet was taken a large
SUPREME IN THE
MORNING FIELD
The following detailed statement of the NET
CIRCULATION of The Washington Herald in the
District of Columbia for six months shows a circu
lation which is greater by thousands than ever be
fore enjoyed by a morning newspaper in the National
Capital.
The circulation by sections is as follows:
NORTHWEST SECTION.
Division 1. South of Florida Avenue and
East of Rock Creek 7,947
Division 2. North of Florida Avenue, and
East of Rock Creek 6,289
Division 3 West of Rock Creek 1,811
Total 16,047
NORTHEAST SECTION.
In city limits A, . . . 4,437
Benning, Brookland, Kenilworth, and Lang-
doB ". 591
Total .5,028
SOUTHEAST SECTIONr
In city limits, indudingiAnacostia '3,028
Congress Heights and Twining City.: 294
Total .. 3,322
SOUTHWEST SECTION. ;'
Total ." .. 1,563
Total for District of Columbia -. -. 25,960
Country Circulation , 6,176
Tttal.far city aid ctwtry.. . ... 32,138
and Jteavr tan leather blackjack. The
weanon. detectives ay. was of a wehjht
that would fell u man and knock him
unconscious at single blow tf properly
used. The blackjack: also abowec; no
signs of long use, and the police believe
this weapon was bought with the re
volver, masks, and holster. The flash',
light, with which the prisoner Is accused
of awakenlna- half a score faf persona In
the rooming houses he admits having- en
tered, was taken from nw trousers
noeket
The flashlight also is new. It is about
eight Inches long and nearly two Inches
thick. -When flashed In a, dark room the
contrivance shows a light aa brilliant as
an auto actylene light. The Hgnt was
flashed In the eyes of Sprlngman In a
darkened room and the detecUve declar
ed he was blinded for a minute. A small
nickel knob on the side of the black cyl
inder Is pushed backward and forward
tc flash or darken the light.
Threa nocketbooks. two of black and
one of tan leather, which the police be
lieve were stolen, were found in the Dors
vest pockets. The pocketbooks resemble
ftmall wallets and are a bit larger than
card cases. In these pocketbooks the de
tectives found J1Z. a railroad ticket to
Laurel. Md.. a Chinese laundry ticket, a
false mustache, and a post card, on
which had been written a list of about
half a score of houses In the downtown
section of Washington.
The lad had no comment to make when
the J12 In bills were shown, but laugh
ingly remarked: "You can t read that,
when the Chinese laundry ticket was
exhibited. The ticket to Laurel at first
led detectives to believe the boy had
been a frequenter at th rac track, but
the date on the ticket, showing It had
been sold on November 3, plainly told
that It had been purchased after the
races had closed The false black mus
tache also caused the young prisoner to
laugh
"I'm not quite old enough to have a
mustache of my own. see, so I bought
one." said the youth He refused to say
whether he had worn the mustache In
any of his early morning prowllngs
t.lvea Up Gold Watch.
In a vest picket the police found a
gold-filled hunting case watch, bearing
the name of the New Tork Standard
Watch Company The works are num
bered 4706S41. and the case KE31. The
watch is small enough to be worn by a
woman, and both sides of the case are
engraved on the outside. The lad re
fused to sai where he got the watch.
Two gold-filled cuff buttons, an Imitation
gold necktie clasp a scarfpln made in
shape of a gold wishbone, set witn
a stone resembling a diamond, also were
taken from the boy He carried two pen
cils a finger-nail file, and a pearl handled
pocket knife.
The postcard bearing tne usi 01 nouses
was of especial Interest to detectives.
These houses are situated in Thirteenth,
Nineteenth and K Streets, near Iowa Cir
cle, and on several other downtown thor-
ouhfares The police believe the list Is a
memorandum of the houses the boy had
planned to rob He refused to comment
in the list, and the numbers of the houses
arc being withheld by the police until de
tectives can visit the addresses ana in
terview the occupants
In upperfrance "Jimmy Valentine Is of
good parentage To the casual observer
he Is a polite, well-bred and educated
youth, probably a high school student.
If dos not appear more man eigmeen
ears old and his features posess a
boyish prettlness
HONOB MBS. HEABST.
Untvrrlt of California Student"
Par Trllinte. to Iced nenefnclur.
San Francisco, Cal . Dec 4 Thousand
of students, members of the Board of
Regents, faculty members and alumni of
the UnlversitJ of California, paid trib'
ute to Mrs Phoebe Apperson Hearst.
whom the) hailed as the greatest edu
catlonal benefactor In California to-dai
The thousands (fathered because It "was
Mrs. Hearst's seventieth birthda), and
the whole affair was the most Impressive
of an) ceremons that has taken place
the campus of the unlversit) The
exercises were In the Harmon gymna
sium, which was filled to capacit)
nnt Service to California.
Standard or tourist. Latter personally
conducted witnout cnange daily, except
Sunday Berth, J9 Washington-Sunset
route. A. J rosion. u a sua . mz jstn.
AND YET THEY
WHINALL WE CAN SPEND
2S& THIS YAR FOR XMAS
GARBABF.ASH,ANO RUBBISH
M4N $ AND SOCXS FOR
TH AtJ.K MAN-
AW THERE'5 THAT CHECK I
PROMISED THE 5ALYATZOY
ARH FOX ?.
CAMPAIGN COSTS
MILLION DOLLARS
Statement Filed with Glerk ot
House Shows Democratic
' Expenditures.
The Democratic campaign to c ect Gov
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersej Presi
dent of the I'nlted States cost Just
I,Ij9,4K, according to a statement tiled
with the Clerk af the House last night
In accordance with the campaign pub
licity law The committee according to
Its statement, on November JO, had
balance on hand of K4.S9S, and the total
contributions received from one source
and another amounted to tl.lM.iCi
There were KK4 Individual contribu
tions receled, and SS.J3 of these sent in
sums that were less than J 100.
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago. Cleve
land H Dodge, anil Herman Bidder, o(
New York, were the star contributors
Crane gave 40 000, Dodge JK,ofi0 and
Rldder contributed U3 000, exclusive of
several minor gifts.
Samuel Cntermoer, counsel for the
House Money Trust committee, con
t-lbuted J1O.0CO
The more important contributions
were James R Regan. CS0O. W C
Osborne. New York. J1.000. Col 'William
J Bryan, 1 (00. former Mayor Phelan
of ban FranLisco. JioW Jacob VVer-
tbelm. of New York, R&W. A. I Eikus.
J1.000, John B Stanchfleld. J1.000. Henry
Goldman. New York, 110,000, Jacob H,
Schlff. J12.M0. Perry Belmont. M.CO0,
Hugh Wallace, New York. J3 000. Henry
Morgenthau, J10.O00, Holla Wells,
15.000. Charles Smith, Menosha, 'Wis.,
3000, De Lance) Nlcoll, J1.CC0, Ralph
Pulitzer, COM. J IV Gerard, JU.0O0. J,
a C Mayo, of Kentuckj. R.0O0, C. A
Snreckels. S3 000 former Gov. David R
Francis of Missouri, JV00, Senator Wat
son of West Virginia. J5 000, Mrs. Vir
ginia Vanderbllt. J3.C00, Roger Sullivan,
JiOOQ, Senator O Gorman of New York,
11.000. Nathan Straus. Jj,000f Herman
Mctz. of New York, Jl.OOO. former Sen
ator Clark of Montana, JiOOO. Charles 8.
Gueirenhelmer. of New York. ri0,000, G
F. S. Peabody, of Chicago, $S,C0, Lewis
Mxon. $1,000, B M Barucli, UZ.a)0,
Major Fitzgerald of Boston. J1.000. Gov.
Fss of Massachusets. &0C0, Jacob Rup
nert. of New York. J10.000.
To-day would have been the last
day under the law under which the state
ment could have been filed
T. B.'S AUNT LEAVES 51,843,955.
Mr. Elisabeth N. Hoowvelt Be
queaths Estate to Grandchildren.
New York. Dec. 4. Mrs Elizabeth N.
Roosevelt, widow of James Roosevelt, an
uncle ot Theodore Roosevelt. left an es
tate valued at 0,SU,&5. An appraisal of
her estate was filed to-da. She died on
April IS last, bequeathing the bulk of her
estate to her son's daughter and grand
children.
Jn the appraisal of her estate a volume
of "Theodore Roosevelt s History of the
Naval War of 1S1T la listed at . A por
trait of the former President was ap
praised at S. '
MATHEWSOK TO COACH BOY.
Chicago, Dec 4. When William Burrr.
of Winnetka. learned that John D.
Rockefeller's grandson. Fowler McCor
mlck. fifteen-year-old son of Harold F.
McCormlck, was -being coached by llor-
decal Brown In the art of shotting' "Ins"
and outs." he announced that his son,
William Burry. Jnprospectlve Harvard
student, would be put through Ills paces
Immediate!) . possibly as a pupil of
Christy Mathewson, the New York
Giants' star twlrler. ,
Matinee "Man and Superman.
To-day. 2.13. Columbia Theater, a to 60c
U 400 qesw u yj r-
SAY "CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME."
THEBES ZB FDR THEUANirOB
AND MS FAMILY- AND fSS
FOK THE ELEVATOR BOY.
7S OUGHT TOCOFER EfERY
ONE AT THE OFFJCErHBWSBOY
AND &OOTBLACK SOC.TJ.
BFFFFR ALL0W&'&FOB
CGAXS FOR TOM,WCKAND
MARRY.
NO TBACE OF ASSAILANT.
food. Pall In Mnrt Vi-nni Who Vt-
Inrkrd Trrnlon VVomnn.
Trenton, N J. Dec 1 With the fall
of darkness to-night fie police of this
ilty and Mercer County abandoned until
to-morrow further search for the negro
assailant of Miss iJiella Marshall,
tlilrt, live ."xare old of Prnnln,-on Ave
nue, who was murderously assaulted
near her home carl) last evening
Bloodhounds wre put on the scent to
da), and will be ued to morrow unless
rain obliterates the trail Miss Marshall
is In a very critical condition at Mercer
Hospital and It Is not believed she will
live
Besides a fractured skull the result of
being felled with a piece of gaspipe the
woman's bod) Is torn and bruised for
she was dragged through a barbed wire
fmce after the fiend had knocked her
senseless.
To stimulate the searchers in their ef
fort to find her assailant. f.ewls A
Marshall, an uncle, has offered a reward
of tXO.
RUSSIA ORDERS
U, S. FIREARMS
Germany and Other European
Nations Place Contracts with
American Companies.
Hartford, Conn.. Dec 4 InformaUon
was received In this cit) to-day that
Russia and some other European powers,
among which Germany Is supposed to
be Included, hava placed orders for sev
eral hundred thousand dollars' worth of
firearms with two Hartford factories.
Col. C. L. F. Robinson, president ot the
Colt Patent Firearms Company, left Hart
ford several weeks ago It Is reported
that as a result of a conference with
some ot the War Department chiefs of the
European countries he will return with
contracts for automatic and army re'
volvers sufficient to keep the local plant
running at Its capacity for many months.
Manager Hanson, of the Pratt &. vv hit'
ney Compan). of Hartford, who is also
abroad, says tliat the Czar's Minister of
War has decided that he needs about
$3)0,000 worth of machine guns which are
made here
MINES OF LITTLE VALUE.
Expert Testifies at Trial of Julian
Ifavrthorne acdAoclnte.
New York: Dec 4. Joseph T Mendy.
a mining engineer and chemlstin the
employ of the famous Nlpisslng mines
ot Canada, who examined the -liaw
thorne properties in 19CS, testified to-day
at the trial of Julian Hawthorne and
his associates on the chirge of using the
mails to defraud.
He said he could find only a trace
of silver there, and that the highest as
jsays In gold that he could get were
w cents to the ton iiawtnorne. ana
his associates had represented that the
assa)a ran Into high values of gold and
silver to the ton,
Mr. Mendy said he spent about a week
examining the Hawthorne property
"It Is common to find small traces
of silver or gold jn that section of Can
adaT' "Yes," replied the witness. 'Even
whro there are no producing mines
around. It Is typical of the country."
Warehouse Delegates 3Icrtv
Pittsburg. Pa.. Dec 4 -Two hundred
members, representing a business capital
of mnr thnn I-XTI Oft) MO. attended the
Amerlcan Warehouse Association's ineet-
lux., wiucn opencu nere mtwv. p. "-
Prt of the United States was repre-
BCnted. r
'A
S2&FOR THE tlAlD AND
fSS FOR THE LAUNDRESS
m
HANICIRI5T. BAJIBFR AND
VRTEXfiges AND esraR
thf FOsrrMN.
AND MATSIEFT Til OtyiDE
BETWEEN MY BELOVED WFE
AND FOUR CHLDREH
BURNHAM PLAN
FOR MEMORIAL
Commission Finally Adopts Pro
posal tor $2,000,000 Mar
ble Temple to Lincoln.
Deliberations of the Lincoln Memorial
Commission named b) Congress to de
termine upon the most desirable form
ot a memorial to the Great Emancipator,
were concluded at the White Housq last
night when a report recommending the
plan submitted by the New York archl
tect, Henr) C Burnham, was adopted
and signed The report will be submitted
to Congress at an earl) date for Its
approval
The Burnham plan contemplates the
erection of a &O00O0U martle temple at
the extreme western terminus of the
Mall. In line with the Washington Mon
ument and the Grant Memorial, the Idea
being to have memorials to the two fore
most figures In the preservation of the
Union on either end of a line passing
through the Monument to the first Pres
ident.
The Lincoln Memorial will be sur
rounded b) handsome marble columns, and
will house a mammoth statue of Abra
ham Lincoln, facing the Washington
Monument. Features of the building will
be two large tablets, upon one of which
will be Inscribed Lincoln's second Inau
gural address, and upon the other his
famous Gettysburg address.
Memorial BrldKe Propoaed.
While the plan does not contemplate
such an extension of the sencral scheme,
the memorial Is so situated that tho con
struction of a memorial bridge from the
west end of the Malb to Arlington, a
project that has been given some con
sideration, will work In well with the
general plan. The landscape arrange
ments setting off the memorial to the
best advantage will be In line with the
McMillan Park Commission plan
There Is little doubt that the plan
recommended b,y the commission In Its
report will receive the early approval of
Congress, though there will be some lit
tie opposition by advocates of other
forms of memorials. Next to the plan
finally adopted by the commission last
night, the proposal that the memorial
take the form of a handsome boulevard
to the Gettysburg battlefield has been
most prominently mentioned, but It has
been known for months that th com
mission favored the Burnham plan, and
virtually determined to adopt It some
time ago. A model of the proposed
memorial structure has been on exhibi
tion at the National Museum for some
time (V f
The commission was made up ot the
President. Senators Cullom. Martin, and
Wetmore. Speaker Clark, ex-Speaker
Cannon. Representauva McCall of Massa
chusetts, and CoL Spencer Cosby, Su
perintendent of Public Buildings and
Grounds.
CRAMER PLEADS NOT GUILTY.
Chicago, Dec. 4. Charles Cramer, alfas
Conway," and his wife, Mrs- Beatrice
Ryall Cramer, were arraigned .to-day and
pleaded not guilty before JtTdge Burke
in the Crtmllat Court to the indictment
charging them with the murder of Sophia
Singer, the Baltimore woman, who was
murdered inan Indiana' Av enue fiat some
"weeks ago.
They were taken back to the count)
Jail.
Noted Warrior Dies.
New York. DecA Mai. Gen Julius
Stahel, who fought under Louis Kossuth
dn the revolution for irunimrian Inde-
Jpendence In 1818 and Jater served with
,wmu.mm . uic viiuu array uunnj.
ine civil war, died here to-day, aged
ajgniy - eignu
FIRST WITNESS IN
ARGHBALD CASE
IS RELUCTANT
Ed. J. Williams, of Scranton,
Testifies in impeachment
Trial Against Judge.
TEST VOTE IS TAKEN
Counsel for Defendant Objects to
Testimony, but Is
Overruled.
Slow of speech and thought, manifestly
unwilling to answer questions which
called for damaging testimony against
Ms friend. Ed. J Williams, of Scranton.
a speculator In culm banks. )esterday be
gan his testimony before the Senate sit
ting as a court of Impeachment In the
trial of Judge Robert W. Archbald, of
the Commerce Court
Though called b) the prosecuUon, Wil
liams proved so reluctant to testify that
KepresentaUve Webb of North Carolina,
who handled the witness for the House
managers, was forced to ask permission
t cross-examine him. The testimony of
the hcranton man. similar to that given
before the House Judlclar) committee.
Indicated clearly that he had acted as
a go-between for Judge Archbald In a
large number of deals or projected deals
The first day s testimony brought about
a vote as to the admissibility of evi
dence, resulting In a victor) for the
House managers b) a large majority
The question was as to the admissibility
of an option assignment Involv'ng the
Kat)dld culm bank the property of the
Hillside Coal and Iron Company, a sub
sidiary of the Erie Railroad, and which
E. J WlllUms W P Bolard, and a
"silent part) desired to purchase. In
bis testimony before the House Judicial-!
committee W llllams had said
that Judge Archbald was the silent
party referred to. that he had been re
ferred to as a ' silent part) because
he. W imams, was under the impression
when the assignment was drawn that It
was unlawful for Archbald to participate
In the deal, and that the Judge knew
about It all the time.
Objects to Testimony.
A S Worthlngton counsel for Arch
bald. objected strenuous'y to the Intro
duction of this testlmon) On a test
vote, however, ftfu-ftve Senators voted
to admit It. and onl) six Brandegee,
Burnham. Clark of Wjomlng, Crane.
tlalllngrr. and Gvgg'nbelm voted In op-
poslUon
Williams seemed to have a bad mem
or) Repeatedlv Senator Bacon, the pre
siding officer, had to admonish him to
answer the questions asked, and twice
his testimony proved so unsatisfactory,
or his answers were gven In such a low
tone that Senators openly protested, and
the witness was directed to make prompt
and definite replies Before h- had con
cluded his testlmon) Williams admitted
that Judge Archbald paid his expenses
when he came to Washington to testify
before the Judiciary Committee The
witness was drawn out gradually until
he admitted that he had made repeated
efforts to secure options on culm dumps,
and that at practicall) ever) step he con
sulted Judge Archbald. who gave him
letters of Introduction entered personally
Into the negotiations, and to whom the
witness had promised an Interest In the
profits upon the sale of the propert)
Sensational Evidence.
Probably the most sensational admis
sion by the witness was when he reluct
aiUy testified, after repeated questioning,
that when Capt. W A. May. of the Hill
tide Coal and lion Company, had refused
to give an cotion for the purchase of
culm. Judge Archbald told the witness
that he would go to New York and see
Brownnell, vice president and counsel for
t io Erie Railroad, who would see that
Ma), who was Identified with the sub
sidiary of the Frle Company, gave the
option. The witness admitted that the
Judge went to New York and. when he
ntumed. told rilm that Capt. May would
give him the or Hon. and that subsequent
ly the option was given. Williams ad
mitted at the same time that when he
first approactcd May for the option, be
fore Judge Archbald Intervened with
Brownell, May rebuffed him He was
questioned sharpl) b) Representative
Webb as to whether Judge Archbald had
said to him that he. Archbald. could do
Browncli an Injury, and called the wit'
ness' uttentlon to the fact that the light
erage cases In which the railroads were
interested were pending before the Com
merer Court. On this point the witness
admitted that his memory was not so
good as It had been at the time he testi
fied before the House Judiciary Commit
tee, but decided that If he had so testi
fied before the committee It must have
been true
Borah OrTrra Order.
At the outset of the proceedings Sena
tor Borah offered an order calling on the
House managers to state whether they
had prepared a brief tending to support
their authority to Impeach the respond
u.ls for acta committed before he be
came a Judgj of the Commerce Court.
Chairman Clayton, of the House man
agers, said tliat the) had carefully look
ed up the precedents and were convinced
that Judge Archbald could be Impeached
for aLts committed before he went on the
Comnurct Court, while he was stIU a
Federal Judge, but that they had not
felt that It as necessary to enter Into
an argu-nent of that question because
the attomevs on the other side bad
shown no disposition to contest it.
Williams proved to be a picturesque
character. Reluctant of speech, mani
fest!) a great admirer of Judge Arch
baldr he seemed from the outset tc be
afraid thit he would make some admis
sion that would be damaging io his
friend.
While the questioning wa under way
the witness stood at the light of the
presiding officer of the Senate and with
in ten feet of Judge Archbald. Repre
sentative Webb stood In the main aisle,
directly In front of the presiding officer.
In the gallery Judge Archbald a wife and
son listened to the testimony, while sit
ting at the right of the respondent was
his older son. Robert W. Archbald, Jr,
who appears in the proceedings as one
of counsel for his father.
In the testimony yesterday nothing was
brought out that has not heretofore been
adduced In the beating before the Judi
ciary Committee of the House, and It
was with difficulty that even that much
was drawn from the witness.
GREEKS STILL .
REFUSE TO JOIN
IN ARMISTICE
Action Taken fa PriYMtNcis-
sity of Raising Blockade
of Dardanelles.
MOVE TO HELP ALLIES
Balkan Leaps Has Understanding
Regarding Stand of King
George, Says Report.
Sprriil CWe t The Wuhinrtoa Hrnld.
London. Dec 4. The Times prints tho
following dispatch from Athens
'It Is learned from an authorttaUra
source that the fact that Greece did not
s'gn the armistice does not Imply that
a disagreement exists. The Greek action
Is not egotistical, not having been taken
for selfish ends, but for the benefit of
the whole Balkan alliance, since raising
the blockade of the Dardanelles would
make It easier for the Turks to supply
their forces with provisions and muni
tions. A later official communique Just
published states that the Greek acUon
was taken In agreement with the other
allies '
Greeks May Join in
Peace Conference
Sofia Dec 4 Official announcement la
made here to-day that Greece did not
refuse to sign the armistice agreed upon
by Turkey and Bulgaria, but was grant
ed an additional twenty-four hours to
reconsider her opposition to the terms.
Greece, therefore, may )et participate In
the formal peace negotiations which are
to begin December 1J in London
W 'th the war practically at an end. a
large force of government clerks, under
the direction of the official", are busy
preparing the list of dead and wounded
In the war The unprecedented order of
King Ferdinand that the names of no
killed or Injured be given out until the
tlose of hostilities has worked a terrible,
hardship on the relatives of those who
took up arms, though the order is con
ceded to have been of great benefit to.
the countr) during the era of fighting.
It Is known that the flower of Bulgarian
society and business circles has been
wiped out on the battlefield, for In the
ranks, and where tts nihtlng was tho
thickest, were the country's leading busi
ness and professional men.
To Retain Posltlnaa.
Under the terms of the armistice tho
opposing armies will remain In their
present positions and the territory be
tween them will be neutral. The TurVs jf
will provision dally their army and the
garrisons In the besieged cities or Adrla
nople. Janlna. and Scutari, but Instead ot
sending their supply trains through tha
Bulgarian lines, as the) proposed to do.
the) must deliver the food by way of the
Oriental Railway and by Black Sea,
routes
It Is reported from Mustapha Pasha,
that the Bulgarian commanders beforo
Adrlanople sent a proposal of honorable
surrender to the Turkish garrison, but
has not )et received a repl).
Greeks and Turks
Break Negotiations
Constantinople Dec 4 The Turkish
and Greek delegates met at Beghtchekel
to-da). but the Greeks bearing no modi
fied propo'als the Turks immediately
broke off all negotiations.
To Give Ultimatum
Berlin. Dec 4 -The Lokal Anzelger
prints an official!) Inspired statement to
tha effect that Austria will not hesitate
to deliver an ultimatum to Servla with
a peremptory time limit if that govern
ment falls to adjust the Prochaska affair
in a manner satisfactory to the Vienna .,
government The Prochaska Incident,
sa)s the paper, is now the main danger
n the Austro-berv ian situation,
8,000 PRISONERS TAKEN.
London. Dec 4 The Dally Mail prints
the following special dispatch from Con
stantinople, dated Tuesday and sent by
an Indirect route to avoid the censor
' It Is reported here that the Turkish
Monastlr arm), having made a cross
countrs march toward Dedeagatch to
ward the Aegean coast, was caught by
the Bulgarians on the River Marltza,
Saturday and 8,000 of them captured."
17 DAYS
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