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WITH CHINESE WIFE
;ei
Little - Woman Freed Him
Just Before Execution
, by Boxers.
NEW YORK, Oct Tk-When the
French' Una steamship Rochambeau.
from, Ha vr, casta into her docks yes
terday,, a Uttle Chinese woman, clinging
to the arm ot a big" American, came
down the cant-plank.
''Who is shef" was asked, and for
answer a first cabin passenger list
showed that she was Mrs. William
Dromberger, of Philadelphia, ahd the
man with her was her husband. She
elung to her husband timidly when first
questioned, but suddenly retained her
poise and remarked:
t "Now ask anything you want. To be
jtn with I speak English about as well
as most EntUsb -speaking people do
and I know French and Qerman. Do I
speak Chinese? Why ask that. Of
course I 'speak Chinese. That' Is my
native tongue. Was I not Ah Yung
Qual and was not my home In China
until that fortunate meeting with Mr.
Dromberger?"
Marriage Was Romantic.
The meeting and marlage of the
Phlladelphlan and Ah Tung Qual was
romantic. During the Boxer Insurrec
tion In China Mr. Dromberger was en
gaged in tho automobile business there,
as representatti e of an American con
tern. Caught by the rebels, .Mr. Dromberg
er was sentenced to die and was taken
to a plaoo where his head was to be
chopped off. With twenty or juore
other men, all of them Chinese, the
American was awaiting his call to the
execution block when a Chinese girl,
, by eluding the guards, slipped to where
he lay bound nana and foot, cut the
ropes that held htm and whispered to
him to follow her.
Saved From Execution.
Dromberger obeyed. The girl led him
to her own home and there he went In
hiding. Then It became known how the
American had escaped and a search was
' made for him and Ah Yung Qual. To
gether they fled and reached a place
ot safety.
It would never do for the girl to re
turn to her home, for there death await
ed her, Bhe was sent ,to America and
to the Dromberger family In Phila
delphia. There she was educated with
the other children of the neighborhood.
Four years ago Mr. Dromberger re
Turned to America and went to Phil
adelphia to marry the Chinese girl.
Since then they have been making a
leisurely tour ot the world.
Wilson Is Welcomed
By Kansas Citizens
NORTON, Kas., Oct 8 Woodrow
Wilson, the Democratic Presidential
eandldato arrived here today and met
with a heart reception from a good
sited assemblage at the railroad sta
tion. The Presidential candidate Is due at
Topeka at noon and will reach Kansas
City early this evening,
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and probably Wednes
day; not much change In temperature.
TEMPERATURES.
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m.
I a. m.
8 a. m 67
9 a. m W
10 a. m CS
10 a. m.,
11 a. m.
Unoon..
l p. m.
I p. m.
11 a. m
12 noon 72
1 p. m 73
2 p. m 74
BUN TABIE.
Sun rises 6:03 Bun sets 5:13
WHO BALI
The Times dots not accept pay
matter printed as news.
SGORESOFREFUGEES
TELL OE PILLAGING
IN MEXICAN CITY
Bandits Come Into Cholula
in Groups and Plunder
Place.
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mkxicq .'CITy.; Oct. . aScores of
refuges from the town of Cholula. which
was sacked by bandits Sunday night.
wun great loss or life, arrived here to
day, bringing the 'delaila ot the affair
aa seen by witnesses.
The bandits, under command of Ben
lgno Zentano, an escaped murderer, gath
ered In the mountains and entered the
town In small groups so as not' to at
tract attention. They carried rifles, pis
tols and long knives concealed beneath
the blankets which they wore about
their shoulders
The brigands mingled with the towns
people, who were celebrating a religious
feast. Borne ot them went to the
churches and took part in the devotions.
At a given signal the conspirators
drew their knives and attacked all the
policemen In sight. At the same time
others threw dynamite bombs into the
crowds of worshipers.
Fires were started and shots were
fired into the throngs upon the streets.
Bo sudden and unexpected was the at
tack that the townspeople were seised
with panic and fled In every direction.
Looting and attacking of women be
gan at once. Private dwellings, stores
and government buildings were entered
and plundered. The vaults of the banks
were dynamited and even the churches
were pillaged of the gold and holy
relics.
For three hours the bandits held the
town In terror while they carried on
their depredations. Then they fled Into
the mountains, carrying a number of
women with them.
Chalua It famous for, the-, 000 human
sacrifices which were annually made to
Astec gods. There aro four hundred
temples In the town. The population is
about 10,000.
HUMEEXONERATED
OF LARCENY CHARGE
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Woman S Charge Of fcmbezzlement
Nolle Prossed by
Prosecutor.
Thomas L. Hume, former president of
the Washington Stock Exchange, indict
ed on charges of embezzlement and lar
ceny In July, was today completely ex
onerated when United States Attorney
Clarence R. Wilson nolle prossed the
case with the approval ot Justice. Staf
ford In Criminal Court No. 1.
Mr. Hume, waa Indicted on complaint
of Mrs May Dabney Cutter, who al
leged that the stock broker converted to
his own use a certlflcate of stock of the
Home Telephone Company, of Los An-
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claimed that the Stock was entrusted to
htm June 23. 1S03.
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Henry E. Davis, counsel for Mrs. Cut-
ter. several weeks ago. following a
,-ar.flll lnvtlratlnn n h. ,nml.lnl
:V .v.. iT. ... 7 iU """"" ciarea, nr jioper z-ariungion, oiome
and the other facts In the case, an- negrln consul general in London, re
nounced that the charges were without 1 ceVed official notification from his gov
i"7.i .Hn,'la.1i,0i.. ".riL?."1!1"1 .ihaX n9 I ernment that It had opened hostilities
tvuiu umc " ' " mo uuY -
It appears that Mr. Hume's dealings
with Mrs. Cutter were entirely regular
and legitimate and that the transaction
on which the indictment was based was
attended by honesty and fair dealing on
h part of the stock broker.
The action of District Attorney Wll
'"n Is reparded as a complete vindica
tion foe Mr. Hume, who maintained
from the first that there had been no
irregularities In his dealings with Mrs.
Cutter.
WAR ON TURKS
IS DECLARED BY
Sultan's Followers Charged
With Abuses In
Balkans.
CITIZENS AROUSED
IN CONSTANTINOPLE
Hostile Displays and Demonstra
tions Follow Anouncement
of Trouble.
LONDON, Oct bV-The Xontoae
grin consul general here this 1 after
noon confirmed the report of hit
coantrr! declaration of war against
Turkey .
CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct, 8. Newt
from Cettlnje that Montenegro had
declared war on Turkey waa re
ceived herq today with Intense excite
ment Patriotic demonstrations and
hostile displays against all the Bal
kan atatot followed. Crowds sur
rounded the porto, crying:
"Give ua war!" and "Down with
the Balkan leaguol"
Sir Gerard Augustus Lowther,
British ambassador, called a meeting
of the foreign dlplomatt to consider
the' situation. It It believed that
within forty-eight hour Bulgaria,
Servla, and Greece will follow Mon
tenegro In declaring war.
Charge Turkish Abuses.
Official news that Montenegro had de
clared war was carried to the Porte
by' the Montenegrin minister. Ills an
nouncement, waa. brief and formal, re
citing that-. war1-had been declared be-eadT)f-TuMcisJi.
Abuses -lnrUbe-Bal-kans
and' because Montenegro must re
tain berMiatlonal prestige.
Austrian Troops There.
VIENNA. Oct 8. Twenty.five thous
and Austrian troops today marched In
to Novlbaxara, a strip of land situated
between Montenegro and Servia. This
is belleed to be the first step in ac
tual intervention by the powers of Eu
rope to prevent war In the Balkans!
Theae troops' will be able to prevent
a union' of Montenegro and Servian
tforcea If ordered to do to. Fifty thous
and more will arrive by tomorrow night
Parliaments Adjourn.
VIENNA. Oct. 8, The Bulgarian and
Bervla parliaments have adjourned, ac
cording to messages received here to
day, after fully empowering their re
spective rulers to go to any extremity
to enforce their demands on the Sultan.
Simultaneously with the threatened
Invasion of Macedonia br the Balkan al
lies it was predicted here today that
the Macedonians win themselves reoei.
Present Powers' Note.
SOFIA. Bulgaria, Oct. 1 The Aus
trian and Russian ministers here today
presented to the Bulgarian government
th powers' Joint note engaging to see
that Turkey Institutes reforms In Mace
donia and Albania, but calling on Bul
garia to demobilize immediately.
It Is presumed here that similar notes
have been presented at Belgrade, Cet
tlnje, and Athens. The Impresilon here
Is that the powers have waited too long.
Confer. Over War. i
BERLIN, Oct. 1,-Forelgn Secretary
Saaonoff, of Russia, arrived today from
Paris and Immediately went Into con
ference with .Chancellor Bethmann
Hollweg, Foreign Secretary Kidding,
and the Balkan diplomatic representa
tives here.
LONDON, Oct. 8. Montenegro de
clared war against Turkey today, ac
cording to a dispatch from Cettlnje, the
I Montenegrin capital, to Reuter's News
, Agency. Heavy nghtlng was reported
on tho Turko-Montenegrln frontier.
Montenegro alone will be much more
than an annoyance to Turkey. Its pop
ulation Is about 250.000. As lighters
they have auch a reputation that oven
so powerful a country as Austria hu
nesuaica to invaae tneir little country,
where amonic their native mfttintatna.
waning a guerilla camDAlirn It la airroed
they would be practically unconquer
able. For a successful war of offense.
however, there aro too few of them.
North of Albania.
King Nicholas' realm lies just north
of Albania and his people are racially
the Albanian's kinsmen so that they
have sympathized Intensely with the
latter in their fight to free themselves
from Turkish rule.
'ins reauu 11
The result has been repeated frontier
clashes, finally culminating In actual
warfare. Incidentally. King Nicholas
Is ambitious to add northern Albania
t0 ls own territories,
I Jrf'ttat' war" had'TeeS"
Cf'Y9 W.?rQ .A"1 7," ..Pa . Dee"
rede-
Monte-
, against TurKcy,
Tribesmen Fight Turks.
Sir Roper said: "I have received
word from Cettlnje that war has) been
declared against Turkey by my country.
I am Informed that nine battalions ot
Turkish soldiers proceeded todav from
Bcutarl toward Tuuzlo, on the Monte-
ut
O
negrln frontier. Outside of Tuzl the
Turks were attacked by the Mallssort
tribesmen, and lighting has already
lasted twenty-four hours."
MONTENEGRINS
BECKER PJRDER TRIAL WILL
BE RUSHED IN FEAR OF ATTACK
BY GANGSTERS UPON COURT
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Estimated 40,000 Fans Ar.e
Crowded Into Polo Grounds
to See Opener.
For complete details of the
opening of the World's Series
and Special Baseball articles
see pages 12 and 13 in this
issue.
BATTERIES!
New York Tosreau and Meyers.
Boston Wood and Cady.
POLO QnOUNDB, NEW YORK.
Oct 1 Championship weather, a brand
that Is made to order, v. as on tho
program this afternoon when at 2 p.
m. a call of "Play hall" set New
York's mighty Olants and Boston's
brilliant Red Sox off on the Journey
that will decide the baseball honors tor
the year 1912.
It waa a championship affair from
every standpoint. The weather, the
players, the crowd, the pennant boys,
even the bat boys of the opposing
teams, had caught the spirit and the
combined effect waa a tense air by
comparison.
Twenty-two hours of waiting for the
fire-works to be touched oft at 2 o'clock
had not taken one bit oft the edge from
the enthusiasm of those who had camp
ed outside the Polo Grounds during the
night. For hours before the rival teams
appeared on the field the bleachers and
the unreserved section of tho stadium
had been packCd so densely as to have
made a sardine uncomfortable, but
there was no complaining, no disorder,
and little confusion. Just a bit of, fall
tinge In the air served to keep every
one on edge, and keyed to a hither
pitch than would have been the case
on a warmer or more sluggish day.
Olants Come On.
Notwithstanding the early hours at
which the unreserved seals were pre
empted by the elect of random, those
holding the pasteboard calling for re
served seats in the upper section of
the grandstand were slow In arriving,
and when the Olants trotted on tho
field at 12:4S they were greeted with
an old-time bteacherlte yell, unmlngled
by any applause from the still vacant
kid-glove section.
Five minutes later when the Red Sox
made their appearance they were given
a reception scarcely second to that
accorded the Olants thomselves.
In striking contrast to last season's
series there was little bantering or
tempted baiting of the players by the
Dieacners. 11 was a gooa naturea crowd
that gave early Indication of Interest
f only In good baseball. The waning of
my in gooa Daseoau. ine wanin
artlsanshlp as in politics apearei
K artlsanshlp as in politics apeared to
in spread to the nation game and
it appeared at the outset that the Red
eox were not wimoui suorters, ,
CORDGROWDIES
SAND RED M
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FACTORIES CLOSED
rt
T0PERHIT1RKERS
TO HEAR ROOSEVELT
Colonel Given Enthusiastio
'Greeting at Detroit, in
Which Women Join.
DETROIT, Oct . The special train
bearing Colonel Roosevelt and his party
arrived here at 1:13 a. m. The colonel
was greeted by a big crowd .of enthu
siastio Bull Moosers, who had waited
for two hours In and about the sta
tion. They brought with them a band
of music
The special was coupled to train No.
11 out of Buffalo, and the number put
the hoodoo on It apparently, for It was
two hours lato getting In here. The
crowd did not show Impatience, and the
band kept Its enthusiasm bubbling dur
ing the long wait.
Colonel Roosevelt went out on the
platform ot his car in answer to the big
cheer sent up at sight of him. He
bowed to the cheering crowds and
shook hands with all who could get
close to the car.
Women Join In Reception.
Half an hour later he was taken to
tho Hotel Pontchartraln, where a re
ception was held.
At 11:30 the colonel was taken to the
armory, which was packed by men from
the mills and the factories of Detroit,
many of the factories having shut down
half an hour earlier than the noon hour
to give the men time to hear the ex
President. .,
In the Pontchartraln many prominent
Progressives conferred with the colonel,
Including Henry M. Wallace, national
committeeman: Whitney Watktns, nom
inee for governor, and Charles P.
O'Nell, State chairman. The Ladles
Progressive Society participated In the
reception.
Points to Wilson's Meitafe.
Colonel Roosevelt, In his speech, dis
cussed chiefly the Industrial question,
and his views were applauded frequent
ly. He called attention to the last mes
sage ot Governor Wilson to the New
Jersey legislature in which Wilson di
rected the attention of the leclslatnra in
the similarity between the two State '
nlatforma and commented that It waa I
a sign that both parties were coming to TAMPICO, Mex., Oct. 8. Three hun
reallns what the people want. Of this dred persons are suffering from In-
tho colonel saia the people nave their
choice as between a Progressive and a
reactionary platform.
At the finish ot his speech the colonel
was given a vociferous parting salute
He left here at 1:30 on the Pere Mar
quette for Flint, whera he shook hands
with tho employes Th tho Bulck auto
mobile works.
From there he goes to Saginaw, whore
he speaks at 4:20,
Animal Man Dies.
LONDON, Oct 8. Frank Bostock, the
showman, died today ot Influenza.
WITNESSES HAVE
; RECEIVED
THREATS
' '
Jack Rose Is Given Notice of
Danger Caused by
Confession.
DEFENDANT HIMSELF
CALLS THEM "SCUM"
Death Threat Has Been Sent to
Justice GofT, Is Reported
Today.
NEW YORK, Oct 8, Growing agi
tation among Eatt Side gangsters
will result In the trial ot Police
Lieut- Charlea Becker, under Indict
ment for the murder ot Herman Ros
enthal, being rushed br Justice GoS
In the criminal branch ot the su
preme court
When the second day's session ot
the trial began there were evidences
ot haste, unknown before In the New
York courts, which have been notor
ious for their slowness in big murder
cases.
The altuaUon which faces the an-
thortUea! la thePfeaant 'case ( hat
aeTtt'bSwrVaTiswere, and, It waa
this situation which led Justice Ooff
to make ihe announcement that. It
the jury box was not tilled by 6
o'clock this afternoon, be will hold
night sessions ot court nntll the case
is concluded.
Gangsters a Menace.
Justice Ooff and District Attorney
Whitman believe that, aa long aa the
Becker trial lasts with Its revelations
and further possible exposure of graft
and secrets, the East Bide bands with
their thugs and gunmen will be kejjt
in a constant state ot ferment
It Is thought that this restlessness
may culminate In an attack upon wit
nesses or court officers, and perhaps
upon the court room Itself. It is known
that threats have been made upon the
life of Mr. Whitman, and It was re
ported at the opening ot the court to
day that a death threat had been re
ceived by Justice Ooff. However, this
could not be confirmed.
It Is known, though that a threat of
death ha been received by Jack Rose.
who, by turning State's evidence, went
over to tne prosecution.
Defendant Feels Fine.
Only one Juror had been chosen up
to "the opening of this morning's ses
sion ot court, although twenty-seven
talesmen had been examined by Dis
trict Attorney Whitman and John F.
Mclntyre. chief counsel for Becker.
When Becker entered court ho wns
asked how he felt
"Fine, flne," cried Becker.
He was then told that there was an
impression about the criminals courts
building that his case might end In a
disagreement ot the Jury.
"A disagreement," cried Becker
"Why you don't mean to say that any
decent man Is going to give credit to
tho tpnttmnnv of such dirty Jews n
that crowd against meT Why they can't
convict me of anything. They are tho
scum ot the earth."
Becker was then asked for his opin
ion of the lone Juror selected, Harold
Skinner.
A look of satisfaction came Into the
accused man's face as he replied: .
"It I can get elevea other Jurors like
(Continued on Second Page.)
FORTY-FIVE KILLED
BY BIG EXPLOSION
Three Hundred Injured When In
cendiary Fire Reaches Mexi
can Dynamite Store.
Juries and forty-five mangled bodies are
in the morgue as the result or an ex-
loslon of dynamite In a storehouse
lere last night Of the Injured twenty
will probably die.
An Investigation By tne authorities
led to the discovery that the explosion
occurred during a fire, which had evi
dently been set by an incendiary. Many
of the killed and Injured were spec
tators attracted by the burning build
ing. As they pressed close, there was
a terrltlo detonation, which shook the
earth and sent flying embers for many
yards through the air.
Persons of revolutionary sympathies
are suspected of having set the fire
.which exploded tut dynamite.
MACVEACH SAYS
HARRIMAN WAS
MAN AT PHONE
Testimony Upholds Basis of
Statement by J udson
CWelliver
WAS IN OFFICE OF
H. McK. TWOMBLY
Witness at Campaign Fund In
quiry Corrects Details of
Russell Story.
By J0H1T SITORE.
Wayne MacVeagh today told the
Clapp committee hit version of the
Harrlman campaign fund Incident ot
1904. He corrected the narraUona ot
Charles Edward Russell and Judson
C. Welllver as to Just one Import
ant feature:
It was Hamilton McK. Twomhly, of
the New York Central railroad, to
whom Mr. Harrlman telephoned,
asking him for a EO,O0Q contribution
to the fund. Mr. MacVeagh said 'that
he was In Mr. Twombly's office when
the telephone message came; Mr.
Twombly was asked to go to the In
strument and his secretary replied
that It was Mr. Harrlman, and ho
wantod to talk to Mr. Twombly In
porson.
Mr. Twombly then went to the
telephone, and returning shortly
said Mr. Harrlman had been to
Washington, and had found Presi
dent Roosevelt anxious to havo
raised a considerable , additional
Harrlman agreeing- to raise
tor the national committee a fund
ot $240,000.
Asked to Give $50,000.
Mr. Harrlman asked Mr. Twombly to
give tSCOOO, saying that he (Harrlman)
would also give 130,000; beyond that,
Mr. Twombly reported, Mr. Harrlman ,
was looking for a third 150.000 In another
quarter; "and whether he actually said
It. or he Interred It from what he did
say," added Mr. MacVeagh, "I got the
impression that he expected to get It
from Mr. Morgan."
Mr. MacVeaghs narrative was thus
parallel to that of Mr. Welllver. with
the exception that Mr. MacVeagh
named Mr. Twombly as the man who
actually received the telephone mes
sage from Harrlman, and brought In
Mr. Morgan as another man who
seemed to be listed for another $50,000
share In the fund.
Thought Roosevelt Safe.
Mr. MacVeagh continued that Mr.
Tnombly expressed the opinion that
Roosevelt was perfectly safe, hut as
they were all acting together for tho
common Interest, he had agreed to (ako
his share.
Mr. MacVeagh did not want to tell
this Incident, and urged the committee
that it was a violation of all reasonable
rules of evidence to bring In a report
of what one man, now dead, had told
him another man. also dead, said. He
argued at some length against answer
ing questions.
The committee replied that to enter
a general denial of Mr. Welllver's nar
rathe, and thon refuse to state the
circumstances surrounding his Inter
view with the latter, would be mani
festly unfair. Mr. MacVeagh was re
quired to proceed, and he then told of
the incident In Mr. Tombly's office.
Sent for Welllver.
Mr. MacVeagh said that some time It
the summer of 1910 he sent for Mr, Wel
llver, Inviting him to call at the Mac
Veagh home to talk about matters re
lating to campaign contributions and
with reference to having Mr. Welllver
undertaketo write a complete and im
partial biography of Ml. Roosevelt.
During their conversation, Mr. Mac
Veagh said ho might have related the
Twombly-Harrlman incident, which waa
distorted in Mr. Welllver's recollection
Into a Morgan-Harrlman Incident. Mr.
MacVeagh was" positive that he never
had such an experience in Mr. Morgan's
office, and that he never talked of cam
paign funds with Mr. Morgan. He add
ed; "Mr. Twombly told me. as I re!l,
that he had been Invited to lunch nt
the White House with Henry C. Frlck.
earlier In the campaign of 1W4, I think,
through the Intermediation of Secre
tary Knox. While he said nothing posi
tive, ne gave me in iiiiyrcoBiun wiv
subsequently they both made contribu
tions. There must be some former sec
retary to Mr. Twombly who could tes
tify as to whether he contributed,
through consultation of checks, mem
oranda, etc."
Oliver Upholds Welllver.
"Your testimony,'' suggested Senator
Oliver, "agrees with that of Mr. Welll
ver, except that you substitute Mr.
Twombly for Mr. Morgan in the inci
dent?" "Yes," replied Mr. MaoVeagh.
Mr. MaoVeagh had informed the com
mittee that his conversation with Mr.
Welllver was all subject to the under
standing that It was personal, between
gentlemen, and not for publication.
"You do not now have the Impression
that Mr. Welllvrt- In any wise violated
that understanding, do youT" asked
Senator Clapp .
"O, no; not at all," replied Mr. Mac
Veagh. "The fact that he never did
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