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TOLD BY ROSE
Becker Defense To Call For
mer District Attorney
MAY ALSO TESTIFY
Will Probably Be Sworn as Last
Witness in Own Behalf.
Whitman Rushes Case.
NEW YORK. Oct. 17. Unable to
comploto his case against Police
Lieut. Charles Becker last night, ow
Ing to the length of time consumed
by Attorney Mclntyro In cross-examining
witnesses, District Attorney
Whitman started to rush matters
when the trial was resumed today,
Ho had only a tew witnesses left
with whom he plunned to round up
the loose ends.
Mclntyro sprung a distinct sur
prise on the prosecution when he lot
it bo known that ho rolled on former
District Attorney William Travers
Jerome to break down Jack Rose's
Becker Insists On Testifying,
Jcromo was to be called to an ear that
he and Attorney John W. Hart wefe
present when Becker called up Hose
at Harry Pollok's house and that no
mention whatever wan made by the po
liceman of the crime nor did he tell
Rose that 200 policemen were looking
Becker expected to throw the blame
for the murder or Rosenthal directly on
the (our chief witnesses against him,
Hose. Vollon, Webber and Schepps. He
Insisted that be would take the stand
In his own defense, and Mclntyro said
today that he would.,prpbably bo sworn
ns me last witness.
Telephone Operator on Stand.
The onenlnK of the trial as delayed,
John Carney, a telephone operator In
the Times subway station, said he made
a connection from one of the public
booths at 2:67 the morning; that Rosen
thal was killed. He said the connection
was with phone Audubon, 0034, and
then Lucius Haywood, another operator,
testified that this number was the
'phone number of the apartment house
where Becker resided. Haywood re
called, ho Bwore, connecting some one
with Becker's apartment on the Burn
ing In question.
This evidence was Introduced over
strenuous objection br the defense, who
noted exceptions. Jack Rose testined
that he called Becker from the Times
State Hears Completion.
With the story of Mrs. Rosenthal and
with the testimony of numerous disin
terested witnesses that Becker and Rose
In the months before the murder met
frequently at Rose's house, at the Union
Square Hotel and at Luchow's restaur
ant, and that Backer was In communi
cation with Rose after the murder, tho
State approached the completion of Its
case last eenlng.
The district attorney will put on the
stand today a few more witnesses for
the purpose of further corroborating
details of the testimony of Rose, Web
ber, Vallon and Schepps,
Mr. Mclntyre win then ask that the
defendant be discharged on the ground
that the State has failed to make a case.
If the motion Is denied and there la
every likelihood that It will be Becker's
chief counsel will be required to make
his opening addiess to the Jury and to
call the witnesses for the defense.
The line of defense has been plainly
Indicated. Becker's counsel will try tu
show that Rosenthal not murdered by
amblers who were afraid that his
"squeal" would put them out of busi
ness. Further testimony as to Beckei'B
visits to Rose's apartment was offered
yesteiday by Margaret Hose, a trained
nurse and n gradunte of the German
Hospital. She testified In a precise,
positive, and businesslike way that she
had spent two months In the Rose home
last spring about tho time that a baby
was born to Airs, nose, ami mat sne
had seen Lieutenant Becker calling
there. Mr. Moss questioned her:
Q. When wan tho last time you were
there? A. Uist May.
Q. When you were there did you see
Lieutenant Becker? A. Yes, I went
there about May 10, This was about a
week later. It was about 0.30 In the
morning lie was Btnndlng by Mis.
Q. What did he say? A. Oh, Just
something about a lino baby.
Rose's Housemaid on Stand.
Nor was Mr. Mclntyre uble to break
down the testimony of Mary Storr, who
has been a housemaid for the Roses for
two years. Mary was In such a nervous
condition that she couldn't repress gig
gled, but she was mighty positive abaut
Becker's frequent visits to the house.
(Contlnuod on Pago Nine.)
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HOMES OF FEUDISTS
Two Men and Two Women 'Hurt
In Explosion and By
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17. After a
family foud of sovoral years' dura
tion, two houses were dynamited and
two men and two women severely In
jured at Pleasant Valley, near
Sbarpsburg, today. The feud Is said
to have existed between Peter Mous
ing and tbo families of William Jack
son and William Bigger.
It Is alleged that Messing, a car
penter, appeared at tho home of
Jackson early today with a stick of
dynamite and tossed It on the porch.
It exploded and shattered tho front
of the house. Mrs. Molllo Scott, Jo
soph Martin, and Mrs. Sarah Jack
son rushed from the house, and
Messing Is said to have slashed them
with a knife. Later another stick
of dynamite was exploded close to
the Digger home. Messing Is said to
have tried to kilt himself at hlB
GIRL SEEKS TAFT
TO STOP ABUSES
Stranger From New York Who
Calls At White House Dc-
taincd By Police.
"Because the New York newspapom
havn been calling mo a dog. and other
evil names." Is the reason given "by
Stefanle LlnJIerta, a Polish girl, living
at 219 West 121st street. New York city,
for coming to tho White House today to
see President Toft, and to have him In
tercede for her. 'She said that the
newspapers were constantly tormenting
her, ond that she could no longer bear
After conversing with her for a few
minutes Sergeant Dalrymple detained
her to be sent later to the Washington
Asylum Hospital for observation. Presi
dent Taft Is not In Washington. The
girl was neatly dressed. She said she
was a servant, and had been in this
country about a year. She addeU sh
had" an aunt living at 1M Ninety-first
street, isew xorn.
INJURED IN CRASH
John King, District Engineer, Hurt
When Machine Strikes Auto-
While riding- a motorcycle In
Georgia avenue northwest this morning-,
John King, a foreman In the em
ploy of the District engineering De
partment, collided with a large auto
mobile truck belonging to the Adams
Express Company and was slightly
Injured. The motorcycle was prac
Judge James II. Pugh, of the Dis
trict Police Court, who happened to
be passing In his automobile on the
way from his home to the courthouse,
picked King up and too khlm to
a hospital. After having his Injuries
treated King went to his home. The
driver of the express truck declares
he did not see King until he heard the
crash of the collision.
MESSAGE BY WILSON
WILL END CAMPAIGN
Democratic Candidate Has Docu
ment To Be Read In Every
Part of Nation.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17. Tho Demo
cratic national campaign will bo for
mally closed Saturday, November 2,
with the reading In every city and ham
let of the country of a special message
from Gov. Woodrow Wilson.
The nature of the message will not be
divulged before that time, but Vice
Chuliman McAdoo, of the Democratic
national committee, declares that "It
ulll give voters somethtng to think
John Arms' Estate
The petition f or the probate of the
will of John T. Arms, late member of
the llim of Arms & Drury, realty deal
ers, which was died 'in tho Probate
Court today, shouts that his estate Is
v.orth more than JCOO.OOO, consisting of
more than I2u0.ooo worth of realty In
the District of Columbia and !U,0O0
vortli of realty outsldo the District.
Stocks ana Donas are listed at 1161,000,
and realty notes at 5150,000. TTie ex
ecutors of the estate are Samuel A.
Orury and Dean Edmonds.
Water Rate Fight
Continued in Court
A hearing: on the legal points In the
test suit of William 8 Branson, who at
tacked tho right of the District Com
m'sslonerB to raise the rater lute, was
today continued In the District Supreme
Court to October 25.
It Is contended by Branson that tho
Commissioners can levy a rate suffici
ent only to pay for the operation and
maintenance of the water plant.
Formal Declaration Issued
Against Servian and Bul
ARMIES ARE MOVING
TOWARD THE BORDER
Advance of Troops Ordered on
Greek Frontier Greek War
" Fleet Sails.
LONDON, Oct. 17 Turkey form-
ally declared war against Bulgaria
and Scrvla this aftornoon, according
to a news agency dispatch from Con
stantinople. CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. 17. The
war offlco today ordered a general
advance of all troops on the Greek
frontier. A Greek war fleet Is sail
ing toward the Gulf of Sparta.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct, 17. Tur
key has taken tho aggressive In the
Dalkan peninsula, and her armies are
moving upon Scrvla and Bulgaria, as
well as upon Montenegro, according
to an announcement1 from tho war
offlco hero todny. When this an
nouncement was mado there had
been no formal announcement of a
declaration of war against Servla
A condition of war between Tur
key and tho Balkan kingdoms now
A dispatch from a Turkish news
.paper correspondent In 8cuJarl,,AU
banta, states that the Montenegrin
-siege of that city has been raised.
Re-enforcements At Scutari.
A battle nas fought outside the jclf
between a Turkish urmy and a dlWslon
The Turks captured a battery of three
Turkish re-enforcements are strength
ening the Scutari garrlron and Hula
fear Is felt hero now that the city will
Greece Declares Off
Greek War Fleet Sails
LONDON. Oct. 17,-The possibility of
warfare In the Dalkans became an ac
War betwen Turkey and the Balkan
kingdoms of Bulgaria and Bcrvla now
exists, as well as between Turkey and
Montenegro, according to dispatches
from Constantinople, Salonika, and
A telegram from Athens states that
diplomatic relations between that coun
try and Turkey have been broken off.
The Greek war fleet has sailed under
sealed orders. A general advance of thu
Omk army Into Turkey Is now expected.
The news of general war In south
eastern Europe did not come as a sur
prise. It was expected after Turkey
received the note from Continental
In London, as well as In the other
European capitals, there were cabinet
and diplomatic meetings today to con
sider tho problems which will arise
The principal fear Is that some of the
European powers, notably Russia and
Austro-IIungary, may be dragged into
the Imbroglio. The triple entente may
unite with tho triple alliance In a gen
eral resolution to prevent this.
The stock markets, which were Arm
yesterday upon news of the conclusion
of the Turco-Itallan peace treaty, were
under pressure today from the un
toward Balkan developments.
As a result of a decisive ar In the
Balkans the convention of Berlin (1878),
the latest treaty goernlng Balkan af
fairs, will be probably supplanted by
another, to which all the big powers
will bo signatories.
The present war wan brought about
by Turkey's alleged violations ot
Article xxlll of the Berlin convention
which had guaranteed reforma In the
Turkish provinces of Europe.
SEMLIN, Hungary, Oct. 17. Fight
ing began today between Turkish
troops and the forces of Bulgaria,
Servla and Greece, according to dis
patches from various points In the
Balkan peninsula It was still In
progress between TurkB and Monte
negrins. Then tho contllct with the
Bulgarians began with a scries of
frontier ciusnes wnicn nau uevciopea
today Into a battle of considerable
proportions around DJumbala. Tho
Turko-Sorvlan struggle centered In
the neighborhood of Nlsh.
If Turkish sources are to be relied
on the Sultan's men hud swept the
Montenegrins from the regions about
Qulnje, l'lttva, and Hagova and ad
vanced Into Montenegrin torrltory.
The Montenegrins also, however, claim
the advantage In the Albanian fight
ing. It Is said the losses have been heavy.
Battleship Hits Schooner.
I'HILADELPHIA, Oct. 17. The battle
ship Maine collided with a fishing
schooner while mi her way to League
Island Navy Yard today.
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Would-be Assassin of Colonel Roosevelt, Photographed In the Door of His Cell
LIKELY TO SPREAD
ALL WEB MEXICO
Sympathizers Declare Many
Cities Have Joined
MEXICO CITY, Oct. n.-Sympathlx-ers
with the latest revolution, headed
by General Felix Diaz, said today that
confidential reports Indicate It Is spread
ing to all parts of the republic. They
said there have been uprisings In Oro
zaba, Jalapa ond Cordoa,, and that
Tmnnfin (limllllnrn Mfllnmn.l. nn,l fl
number of other cities have declared
When congress met, today It was stat
ed that congressmen would demand tho
resignation of the entire Madero cabi
net. Charges wero made In congress
yesterday that millions had been stolen
through tho medium of the Caja de
Presta Mos, a quasl-governmont Insti
tution. President Madero today expressed no
great concern over the new revolution.
it is reported mat a messenger stnri-
cd for Paris with somo communication
for former President Diaz,
Felix Diaz took Vera Cruz without a
stiuggle and now has 2.0V) men under
his command. The government la rush
ing troops to points along the railway
between Vera Cruz and tho capital to
prevent a direct attack upon Mexico
In a statement today Diaz declared
ho hud placed himself at tho head of
the revolutionists at the request "of tho
best elements In tho army and almost
all tho revolutionary party."
"My program Is to ro-cstabUsh
peace." says Diaz. "I shall deliver the
government of Mexico Into tho hands
of the men whom the Mexican people
leally want to rule their destinies."
.Returns To Summer Home After
; Spending Night At
BEVERLY, Mass., Oct. 17. Pres'dent
Taft arrived at Paramutta this morn-
"king the run by automobile from
Worcester, where he spent the nlaht In
n little over three hours.
The President got busy with an a
cumulation of mall und official buslncl
as soon as he arrived home.
MAN Willi DECLARES
HE IS DYNAMITER
District Attorney at Indianap
olis Places Little Credence
In Story From Chicago.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. 17.-D1S-trlct
Attorney Charles W Miller, head
lng tho prosecution of tho accused dy
namite conspirators, todav said he
placed little credence In the storv of
John Cook, saying that he was a party
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Tlmcs, but Miller has taken steps to
have the man brought to Indianapolis
for further examination. Cook volun
tarily appeared before Federal authorl.
ties In Chicago and asked to be sent
here. He said he waB associated with
tho McNamoras In their Los Angeles
"I do not beltevo tho man's story,"
Miller said. "It sounds absurd, like
that ot a notorletv seeker. In all the
I California and Indiana Investigations
to tho dynamite plot this man Cook wag
never before heard of. But still It Is
the unexpected that often happens, and
I will Investigate It to the limit, CoOk
will be brought here."
Miller ttli'giuphed to Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham toduy asking u full
Investigation of the alleged attack In
Kansas City on II. E. Pearce, the hotel
clerk, who Identified McManlgal and
mentioned W. II, Brown In connection
with the dynamiting In 1910 of tho
Armour-Swlft-Burlinglon bridge at
Kansas City. Tho dynamite conspiracy
defendants wero Indignant today over
tho reported attack on Pearce, declar
ing no matter what the truth was It
would be laid at their doors.
Senator Kern, for tho defense, today
began Ids cross-examination of Miss
Nora Elizabeth Haley, formerly .John
J, McNamara's stenographer.
New Cabinet Formed
For Peru President
A new cabinet has been formed by
President Bllllnghurst of Peru, accord
ing to dispatches received today by the
Stato Department. It comprises Dr.
Silas Malparttda. president of tho coun
cil ot ministers, and minister of govern
ment and police; Dr. Wcnceslao Valera,
minister of foreign affairs; Dr. Fran
cisco Moreyra y Rtglos, minister of
justice. General Enrique Vorela, min
ister of war and marine, Ualdomero
Maldnuadn, minister of finance and
commerce Fermln Maluga Santulullu,
minister it public works.
Patient Laughs and Jokes
With Doctors and Wife
AS CRISIS NEARS
Roosevelt, Anxious -To Get Home,
Can't Start Until After
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Colonel Ilooso
velt'a physicians Issued a very opti
mistic bulletin on their patient's con
dition aftor a thorough examination
at 9 o'clock this morning.
While they would not say that the
colonel was out ot danger, they did
say that no sign of blood poisoning
had yet been shown, and they were
very hopeful that tholr patient would
pass the crisis tomorrow without
such a development.
The colonel was in the highest
spirits this morning and laughed and
Jilted- fvltb. his .nurcs. physicians,
and Mrs. iioosevcit, wno passcu al
most tho cutlro morning with her
Wants To Go Home.
"I'm bully fine, n good sleep and
I feel that I could start for Oyster Day
touay ii mey wumu ici mc.
Mrs. Roosevelt and the physicians
nromntlv told Roosevelt that If
caso progressed most favorably thero
was still no chance of him being taken
away from Chicago until after Sunday,
Mrs. Roosevelt was very positive on
this point and the doctors supported
her. Roosevelt Anally acquiesced and
said he would stay until the doctors
and his wife thought It was perfectly
safe for him to move, though he want
ed to get bock to Oyster Bay ut the
earliest possible minute.
Visitors Are Barred.
During the early hours no one was
admitted to the room except Mrs.
Roosevelt, the doctors and attendants.
One of the attending physicians said
that Colonel Roosevelt's restlessness
last night was not an Indication that
he had taken a turn for the worse, al
though the doctors would, of course,
prefer to have him sleep soundly.
He said that the broken sleep prob
ably was accounted for by the fact
that the fracture of the rib annoyed
him when he moved In his sleep. For
the samo reason the colonel was ad
vised this morning to move as little as
possible and every attempt was made
to keep visitors away from him and
prevent the usual athletic demonstra
tions with which Roosevelt accompanies
At 9:15 a. m. the following bulletin
was Issued by the physicians:
"Pulse, 72; temperature, 93 3; respira
tion, IS all night. Wound dressed;
looks nice; some oozing at wound.
General condition splendid. The case
Is progressing, and unless some compli
cation occurs tho bullet will not be re
moved nt present.
A thousand new telegrams and letters
from all quarters of the globe awaited
John F. McGrnth and Elbert Mai tin.
Roosevelt's secretaries. when they
reached the hospital this morning. So
great was the pile that they could not
cope with the task of going through It,
and the help of Theodore, Roosevelt, Jr.,
and Phillip Roosevelt was enlisted.
Messages Kept Secret.
At the colonel's request the practice
of giving out telegrams and cablegrams
from crowned heads and members of
the nobility was discontinued, as Roose
velt feared that some of his friends
across the water might ho offended by
tho publicity. If the great mass of
(lowers sent to the colonel were placed
In his room It would bo converted Into
a green house.
Today the patient directed that most
of the roses, carnations nnd other floral
tributes be sent to tlu) rooms of other
patients In tho hospital.
Orders Big Steak,
A Bull Mooser called at Progressiva
headquarters today and offered to fur
nish a nico tenderloin steak from a Bull
Moose which he had shot early this
morning. Dr.'TerriU told the colonel
that It would be all right for him to cat
the meat If he wished, and Rooieve.lt at
once gave orders as to how It should
This was the way he wanted It. The
steak to weigh live pounds and to bo
cut hunting style. With It he asked for
one pound of salt pork, tlapjacks baked
on a shret Iron stove, baking ponder
(Continued on Second Pago.)
NOT "HELD UP"
Replies to Insinuations Be
fore the Clapp Inquiry
Papers That Praised Him Opened
Attack Upon Him as Cam
By JUDSOIf C. WELUVER.
Speaking with Intense earnestness
and deep feeling, former Secretary
Qeo'rge B. Cortelyou, who was chair,
man of tho Republican national com
mittco In 1904, today made his re
ply boforo tho Clapp Commlttco to
Insinuations that he "held up" cor
porations for big campaign contri'
butlons because their secrets bad
como Into his possession by virtue
of his position as Secretary of Com
merce and Labor.
Mr. Cortelyou not only entered an
unequivocal denial of that charge,
but observed that tho maklne of it
was apparently an afterthought of
the political opposition, press and
speakers alike. He called attention
to the fact that when, most unexpect
edly to himself, he was appointed
chairman, tho newspapers compli
mented the selection, In some cases
In terms so strong as to be embar
rassing. Strong jn Their Praise. .
The veiy pupers whttfT. later In the
campaign, discovered that thnre was Im
propriety, even scandal. In taking him
from the Commerce and Laboi Depart
ment to manage the campaign, wero
strong In praise of the selection at the
time It was made known.
But as the campaign progressed, seem
ingly, the Idea of making a good cam
paign Issue out of him occurred to some
of the Democratic managers. "About
I ten days before October t," Mr. Cortel
you said, "information was Drought to
me that on October 1 a general auault
was to be opened against the chairman,
with the charge that I was, as chair
man, holding over the corporations their
secrets which I had learned through
the Bureau of Corporations, and forc
ing them to contribute.
"On the day and hour, the attack did
open Just as I had been told It would.
iriiDovi n tuuw tnu pii iiuuni uui-
mended my selection as chairman Join
ed In the assaults, as did speakers from
Had No Trust Secrets.
Mr. Cortelyou declared that at that
tlmo the Bureau of Corporations had
carried on no activities that gave It
chance to possess any corporation
secrets that need have been feared. It
had. In fact, made but ono Investiga
tion, of some minor Beet trust matter.
He himself knew nothing of that mat
ter, and likewise he had very little
knowledge of the organization of the
Bureau of Corporations. Then he pro
ceeded to observe that charges of this
sort were aimed against the character
and Integrity of men who were made
their victims, and that no man could
be guilty of betraying his public trust
In such fashion and survlvo In the re
spect of the community. On such
charges, ho maintained, men were enti
tled to the fairness of being Judged In
tlv light of their general character and
Mr. Cortelyou testified further regard
ing the alleged Standard OH contribu
tion to tho 1904 campaign. He said
again that President Roosevelt ordered
that no .motley should be received from
that source; that he conveyed this di
rection to Treasurer Bliss; that Mr.
Bliss assured him that none had been
or would be taken; and further, Mr.
Bliss left him with the Impression that
he (Bliss) would notiry tne president
to that effect.
Believed Rogers' Gift.
It was Mr Cortelyou's opinion that
there never was a contribution from tho
Standard Oil or John D, Archbold, and
that the Item which hOB been some
times referred to as a Standard OH gift
was In fact the monye donated bmy H.
The use of a huge campaign fund
In Detroit, to carry that city for Toft
In the primaries last spring, was de
scribed graphically bv Judge Murfln,
of that city. Judge Murfln was a Taft
man, and frnnklv admitted that he
didn't like his position In being forc
ed to testify; but notwithstanding
that, he told n most vigorous storv,
declaring that tho condlntlnns sur
rounding the Detroit primary were
worse than he had ever seen, that
the whole thing was run on a money
basis, and that both sides were about
Had Plenty of Money.
Judge Murfln was asked about John
D. McKay and Capt. Fred M. Alger.
He and Alger raised a fund of about
$1,600 in the Interest of Taft, and
offered it to McKay, head of the Taft
forces McKay repllcdthat de didn't
need It; he had plants of money, hav
ing got It from C. H. Warren, one nf
the big BUgar men of Michigan.
McKay added that "It was a good
thing he had plenty of money, for
somo of tho delegates were holding
him up for as much as 1300 apiece
referring to candidates for delegates
to the county convention Mr Murrtn
plainly didn't like to testlfj und suld
so. "These people ure nil my per
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