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OT7MBEB 712. Yesterday's Circulation, 45,715 WASHINGTON, THUBSDAY EVENING, OOTOBEB 24, 1813.
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Scenes Among Striking Waiters at Washington's Principal Eating Places
CAPITAL VOTE IF
Picket at New WilUrd Receiving- Instructions From W. V. Creamer.
FURY DF BATTLE
HOW WOULD JHE
What a Canvass of Part
of the District
' BY BUSINESS MEN
Wilson Thought To Lack the Ex-
perience Necessary To Fill
the Place Acceptably.
A representative of The Timet
Classified Advertising Department
whose duties bring him in touch
with a wide variety of Washington
citizens undertook the setting down
of the opinions of men with whom
he came in contact on the political
situation. The fact that none of
the men were talking for publica
tion explains the elimination of
names, but the story even without
established Identities is interesting.
By PAUL MOORE.
How would Woshlngtonlans vote It
they could cast balloU on November ST
Borne people may feel about thlfl aa
did the president of a country debating
club when the question was being; dla
cuased whether there la more happiness
In the possession or pursuit of an ob
ject. "Mr. President," said an orator, "sup
post I was courtln' a gal, and she was
to run away, and I was to run after
her. wouldn't I be happier when I
catch'd her than when I was running
Mr. President replied that he could
not see how that was' to be .ascertained
before, aha was caught. ,
Somanymay- tfrfnlcttf Is -entirely
futile to discuss how Washington would
vote when we .know that It has no vote,
and that none la soon to be "caught"
Yet, I ask again, how would Washing
tontaoa vote If they had the power
granted to their fellow-countrymen out
side the District In these United States 7
And I answer: For Theodore Roose
elt. Gives Opinions of Others.
This Is not a personal question. It Is
a result of the law of averages. My
own views enter not Into It I am
simply a reporter now, giving expres
sion to opinions I have heard voiced
by men of the Capital. Nor Is thla any
"pick and choose" expression. The
views were not sought for publication
hence no names are mentioned but aro
simply gleanings from conversations I
had with men us I met them, men of
whose political sympathies I was wholly
Ignorant, until conversation, entered In
to while pursuing other business, re
What does the investigation show?
First. A very prevalent feeling that
Mr. Wilson will be elected.
Second. A very strong preference for
It Is very easy to account, of course,
for the feeling about Democratic suc
cess at the polls. The whole country
talked that before any of the conven
tions, and the split In the Republican
party has naturally Intensified this be
lief. Washington, where so few men
have a vote, has been slower to reach
out after any opinion of Its own as to
the prospects of the candidates than
places where political heat Is at tho
Not an Open Question.
But It Is hardly an open question aa
to which candidate Washlngtonlans
that Is, the average man who lives in
the Capital City would prefer to see
elected. That I discovered In talking
with a great many men of various pro
fessions, businesses, and trades, who
are to be found dally In the district
bounded by Eleventh and Sixteenth
streets, Massachusetts avenue and the
river. Such a territory la surely repre
sentative of Washington business life.
ana mat nve oui or seven ot me ex
pressions favored Mr. Roosevelt was a
surprise to me and Is a conservative
statement. Most of the Democrats, of
course, favored Mr. Wilson for Presi
dent, and many of the Republicans
liked him as a man. Dut I found some
Democrats who had actually reached
tho conclusion that after all a Demo
cratic Congress can make some big
botches, and that Mr. Wilson will not
be the great savior of thla nat'on.
An eminent lawyer whose wide
acquaintance with oolltlcal conditions
and political knowledge of election
(Continued on Page Nine )
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair and colder tonight; Friday fait.
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Sun rises 6:18 Bun sets 5:12
Today High tide, 6.34 a. m. and 6:13
p. m. Low tide, 12:40 a. m. and 12:54
Tomorrow High tide. 7:13 a. m. and
7:22 p, m. Lav tide, 1:28 a. m. and 1:30
Warns Members to Disregard
Speeches Not Based
INDIFFERENT TO FATE
Gazes About, , Chews Gum Idly,
and Waves Hand Once 'Caress
ingly to His Wife.
YEW IOBK, Oct CfV-Tfce fate of
Police Lieut. Charles Becker It la
the hands of the Jury.
At precisely Ii65 o'clock Justice
uos concluded bis charge to the
trfolre men who m to preaonnce
the defendant guilty of the murder
of Gambler Herman Rosenthal, or
declare him Innocent and give him
back his freedom.
NEW YORK, Oct 24 With a
warning that thoy were to disregard
any portion ot the attorney
speeches which wero not based upon
submitted evidence. Justice Gott"
charged the Jury today in the trial
ot Police Lieut. Charles Becker,
charged with the murder ot Her
man Rosenthal, the gambler.
Those in the court room had the
impression that thla was a bit at
Attorney Melntyre, who, In his
speech for the defendant, drew at
great length a vivid word picture of
Jack Rose, the chief witness for the
Becker 'Appear Indifferent. A
f .Th first hour ur-Jtsrtlee Oeira-uhargs'
waa devote) to the law on evidence as
It affects Juries. The case was expect
ed to be In the Jury'a hands this after
Durlnr the chariclna' of the Jury.
Becker lounged Idly In his chair, chew
ing gum, and gaslng, with the air of a
disinterested spectator, over the crowd,
cd courtroom. At one time he looked
in the direction of his wife, pale and
nervous. In another part of the room,
and waved his hand caressingly.
Justice Golf's charge was lengthy. He
overlooked few details, In a deliberate
voice he reeled oft the law pertaining
10 ine case as it concerned tne jury.
He read the definitions of first and sec
ond degree murder and Informed the
Jurymen that they could bring In a ver
dict If they Judged the defendant guilty
of either degree.
"I will not read the definitions of the
degrees of manslaughter unless counsel
for the defense ao desires. "Justice Ooft
added, turning to Becker's counsel.
Outlines Case for Jury.
"We do not ask It," Melntyre replied
Justice Ooff directed that Becker
might be found guilty of second degree
murder if the Jury found that thero
waa no premedlatlon. But it It waa
found that sufficient time elapsed be
tween the order to kill and the murder,
for the order to be withdrawn, then de
liberation and premedlatlon were there.
The case, as outlined by the court for
the benefit of the Jurymon, was as fol
lows: 1. Becker expressed a desire to Rose
for Rosenthal's death.
2. That Rose acted on such instruc
tions. 3. That Rose, acting on the design,
had Rosenthal killed.
"If Becker did this, then he Is guilty
of first-degree murder," Justice Ooff
went on. "If the State has proven the
case as I have stated It, then Becker la
guilty. The State will have to prove
this to your satisfaction."
Taking up a digest of the defense's
testimony. Justice Ooff laid stress on
the alibi furnished Becker bv Edward
Hawley, a reporter. He called tho
Jury's attention, however, to tho fact
that the testimony of the lieutenant of
police on duty at the police atatlon the
night of the murder differed mate
rially with Hawieys.
Has Doubts About Schepps.
The court reviewed In detail almost
minute by minute the movements of
Becker on the night of the murder, as
outlined by the State. He quoted wit
nesses who corroborated these move
ments, but he told the Jury that they
went nut in let his telling of the story
sway them, as he was merely reviewing
the testimony to refresh their memory.
He drew the attention of the Jury
to the fact that the State was seeking
to prove merely that Bcckor Inspired
, "If you believe there Is a certainty
( of this," ho said, "then, gentlemen, the
ueienauni is guilty aa an accessory ue
fore the fact, which, under the common
law, makes him a principal In the
"The main witnesses against Becker
are what are called accomplices. There
Is no question about their being accom
plices. There Is a question about
Bchepps, but I charge jou that Rose,
Webber, and Vallon are accomplices.
(Continued on Seventh Pago.)
BERKSHIRE IS SAFE,
REVENUE CUTTER SAYS
Captain Carden, of tho revenue cutter
Seminole, sent a wireless here today,
saying that the steamer Berkshire, of
the Merchants and Miners' line, which
took Are oft Cape Hatteras, was safo
and that he would stand by her until
tomorrow, when a wrecking steamer
will come to her assistance to free her
hold of water.
The Berkshire's passengers have been
taken aboard the steamer Frederick
and landed at Beaufort. N. C.
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Sues for Share of Estate and
Learns in Court She Is
ST. LOUIS. Oct 24,-Mrs. Daisy Og
den, thirty-one years of age, who for
the entire period of her life .had sup
posed herself the daughter of wealthy
Mr. and Mrs. "Andy" Auer, through
court testimony In her suit for a share
of the 2100,000 estate, has discovered
that she Is a changeling, supposedly
substituted by a servant In the house
of the St. Loulsans.
The members ot the household of
"Andy" Auer, at the famous garden at
Grand and Magnolia avenues, , on a
September night thirty-one years ago,
retired at the usual hour.
In the morning, when the servants
and others awakened they were sur
prised by the' walling pf an Infant. -It
was a girl, who had been born In the
house, or was supposed to have been
born, tn the night.
It was the source of gossip. Mrs.
Auer was 111 In bed at the time, and It
had been stated a few days earlier that
a child which had died at birth hod
been born to her. Servants afterward
xa!d that Auer and his wife quarreled
on the morning that the waitings of the
Infant first were heard tn the house.
However, It was generally taken for
granted that a child had been born to
Mr. and Mrs. Auer. And for years the
child, who went to school, grew up and
was married under the name Daisy
Auer, says she neer had any intima
tion that she was other than the child
of "Andy" Auer and his wife, Elizabeth
Two yearB ago Mrs. Auer died, her
husband having died previously, and
nmong her effects was found a writing
In the form of a will In which It was
set forth that she bequeathed her Jew
els and some other articles "to her
foster daughter, Daisy."
Then old acquaintances and servants
who lemembercd tho mysterious cir
cumstances connected with tho birth of
the child came forwmd with corrobora
tive evidence to show that she was not
the daughter of Elisabeth A. Auer.
But no one had ever attempted to
show whose child she waa until today,
In the circuit court. Oliver C II, Roed.
ler, a relative of the Auers, and a for
mer boarder In their home, produced a
faded note which he said he had found
In the house In 1SH, and which would
tend to show that the baby was "Marie
The woman whom Daisy Auer Ogden
thinks mav have been her mother ap
peared as a witness and It was she who
told of the strange manner In which the
baby had come Into the house.
Admiral a Suicide
ST. PETERSBURG). Oct. 21,-Rear Ad
miral Tschagln, commander of the Czar's
yacht Standart, committed suicide by
shooting today. No reason has been
Policeman Watching Pickets at
HURRY IN WAITERS
TO RELIEVE CAFES
Hotel Managers Confident of Victory.
Servers Picketing Hotels Guarded by
Police Guests Go Hungry.
While polico guarded tho entrances ot the affected botola and pickets
peaceably patrolled adjacent streets, the waiters' strike, less than twenty
tour hours' old, proceeded uneventfully today.
Apparent optimism prevails in both camps. The hotel managers short
ly after noon today declared tho backbone of the strike had been broken
and that sufficient recruits will have been enlisted by nightfall to restore
the customary service In the New Willard, the Raleigh, tho Cafe Re
publique, and the Hotel Powhatan.
At strike headquarters, In G street, there was much bustling about and
persistent claims that the demands of the strikers for "better hours and
more pay" would prevail.
DENY HEARING STRIKE "GRIEVANCES."
Hotel managers Joined In the state-!
ment that no "grievances" had been
presented by the striking waiters prior
to the strike, and that In reality It was
a simple and Inexplicable "walkout."
More or less Interrupted service was
furnished at each of tho hotels and
cafes named today, and the strike, up to
this hour, has not spread to other
hostelrles. Save for occasional erbal
run-Ins between tho police and pickets
early today, the strike, Involving prob
ably 200 waiters, cooks, and helpers, has
been a tame affair, so far as surface In
The places of tho strikers are being
filled with recruits mainly colored at
each of the four affected dining places.
Coming From New York,
Fortv white waiters, whq have been
drafted by the Raleigh, are said to be
en route to Washington from Now York,
and will reach the Capital tonight.
"We will have all the waiters we need
ie'oro night." was the general state
ment of . the hotel management this
afternoon. At the Cafe Republique it
was" declared that mote recruit waiters
'hnn were needed had applied for po
sitions. The strike leaders claim that approx
I'hoto. by O V. lluck.
Entrance to Cafe Republique.
imately 400 walked out. leaylnK dinner
throngs, about 7 o'clock last night.
A comollatlon of ligurea furnished by
the affected eating places shows from
ISO to 200 missing waiters, cooks and
Two policemen have been stationed
at the respective entrances of the wil
lard, the Raleigh, the Republique, and
the Powhatan, but the pickets assigned
by the Btrlke leaders to watch thene
"tidings have pioved so far an In
offensive lot and there has been a de
cided lack of riotous, or even oxcltlng
Can't Get Jobs Back.
It Is positively asserted by the sev
eral managements temporarily harassed
by the unexpected strike that the
strikers will not be taken back and that
nlace will be filled by recruits,
whose positions will be made perman
ent If their services prove satisfactory.
The Raleigh has drafted both white
and colored waiter' nnd plans to have
'nlng room dotted with white and
tb other w' ' 'i Hirvltors.
So far as appearances go, picketing Is
not a strenuous Job for the strikers
delegated for that duty. The pickets
stand shlveiingly on the sidewalks, talk
bantcrlngly with the Jobless fellows,
and occasionally "move on" when a
policeman thinks the crowd Is getting
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Another Rumor Says Czar
ina, Grieved, Tried to Leap
BERLIN, Oct 21 -Startling rumors
concerning the condition of the Czare-
vlch, and the nature ot the wound or
ailment from which he la suffering,
were current here today.
One report had It that the eight-year-
old heir' to the Russian throne waa
stabbed by a Nihilist. Another waa to
tho effect that he It- a lctlm of a ser
ious kidney trouble. Of none of thi'M
rumors was there the slightest verifi
cation, nor was accurate Information
as to the boy's present state available.
The Czarina, according to one reumt.
tried to leap from a high window when
she learned how seriously her son waa
in. une ana nir. sister, rnncesa Henry,
nre nursing him personally.
From the fact that prajcrs are bliig
offered lr. all churches for the patient's
recovery. It was believed he Is In giae
SUIT FOR DAMAGES
BY RACE PROMOTERS
Governor Marshall One Against
Whom Action Will Be Brought
MINERAL SPRINGS, Ind., Oct, 21.
Hearlng of Injunction proceedings
brought against State officials to en
Join them from stopping racing at the
Mineral Springs race track, will be fol
lowed by a suit brought by promoters
of the race course against the State of
Indiana for 1100,000 damages.
Those to be named in the suit are
Gov. Thomas R. Mat sail, Mark
Thtstlewalte, his secretan; Adjutant
General McCoy, Brigadier General Oar-
ill of Indianapolis, Major George W.
Freyermuth, and Capt. Guy Klebault,
ot South llcnd, and Capt, George Healy,
of Rensselaer Springs,
Brewery Will Revoke
Jack Johnson's License
CHICAGO, Oct. 21 -The brewery
which owns Jack Johnson's license an
nounced toda that It would take It
away from him October 31. The effect
will be to put the champion out of
business In Chleaso, :ind several friends
say, they expect Johnson will leave the
cltv ns the result.
Tho attack against Johnson by his
brother before the grand lury yesterday
wounded the champion deeply, and lw
has been lullen over since. He keeps
close to his apartments, going out only
For Third Day Turks Are
Making Stubborn Defense
at Kirk Kilissa.
FIRE FROM REAR
Czar Thinks He Can Compel Cav
pitulation By Movement Be
hind Ottoman Army.
VIENNA, Oct 24 The fiercest
fighting ot tho campaign marked the
resumption today oi the Turko-Bul-garian
struggle betoro Kirk Kilissa,
according to latest advices received
! here from the front
This was the third day ot the
battlo and tho Increase in the fury
of the Bulgarian attack and of the
Turkish defense was attributed to
tho development ot a flanking move
ment by Czar Ferdinand's forces,
evldenUy designed to take tho Otto
man army In the rear, and to the
reported re-enforcement ot tbe
Turks by tho arrival of strong
bodies ot troops, withdrawn from
the districts where Servians and
Greeks are operating, to oppose the
more formidable Bulgarian, advance.
To Turn Flank.
Ferdinand's attempt to turn the Turk
ish flank and strike at Kirk Kilissa.
from the rear' was being undertaken.br
the Bulgarian army, as waa i rsported
earlier,, first as marcjilng aouthward
along t he-Black ScsCVmls'i. and' later
as opWtlng In the''d<y of Tlrnov
and V1.-1. if successful. It will not only
catch tug Turks between two area, but
will thmaten their -line -ot conununlca
tlorlswllh Constantinople. nd place the
Kirk Kilissa and Adrlanople defenders
In a really desperate situation.
It wsju to tne summoning of every
available Turk to resist the Bulgarians
that military experta today believed tho
weakness o( tbe Turkish opposition to
the Servian and a reek forces due.
The belief grew among the beat
authorities todtiy that Kirk Kilissa will
prove to be a historical battle, and that
upon Its result the outcome of the pres
ent Balkan campaign will depend.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct- 24. Th
Turks routed the main Servian army In
Albania, It waa oMclally announced by
the government today. The Servians,
told the o facial statement, numbered
about 100.000. The vicinity of the town
of Kumane, which the Servians had
prevlotxly claimed to have captured,
was given as the scene of the engage
ment. Tlie ngni was a Dioouy one, it
waa added, and after scattering the
men, the Turns are pursuing me use-
he announcement, it must be noted.
comes from an oinciai source, wnicn.
Instead of constituting a guarantee ot
Its accuracy, custa a certain amount of
suspicion upon it. It was implicitly ac
cepted us true by the Turkish people,
however, and aroused unbounded en
thusiasm among them. They Inter
preted It as marking the turning point
ot the campaign ana Initiating an unin
terrupted series of Turkish successes.
LONDON, Oct. 2i.-Reports of Mon
tenegrin reverses tn Albania were1 de
nied by the Montenegrin consul gen
eral here tcday, on the strength of of
ficial dispatches from Cettlnje. Tho
Turkish town of Tarabosh. near Boutart,
has been boiuburdea, he uuaeu, with,
great precision tor two days, and re
ports of Montenegrin casualties hay .
been greatly exaggerated. I
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 24. Among a
number SZ persons summarily shot here
today for offenses in connection with
the war was a governmental official who
gave a receipt to a contractor for forty
tons of cheese for the soldiers, though
only thirty had been supplied; and a
Red Crocs nurse, who had sold Infor
mation to the Turks.
ATHENS, Oct. 21.-Followlng the cap
ture of the Turkish town of Servla or
BerfldJe, seventeen miles northwest of
Mt. Olympus, which was claimed hero
a. It was officially announced that
he Greek fifth army division has suc
ceeded In cutting oft the retreat of the
Turks, now intrenched on the bank of
rlng stream. The fourth di
vision, It was Btated, has marchod
nortnward, unopposed. Elgntcen Greek
officers were killed or wounded. It was
ii id, in the attack on Servla.
LONDON, Oct. 2i.-The Bulgarians
have capturea Kirk Kilissa, according
to a message from Sofia to the Ex
change Telegraph Company this after
noon. There Is no confirmation.
PARIS. Oct. 21 With a view to pre
venting a general European clash,
France, it was stated on good authority
today, Is already In communication with
the chancellories ot the other powers In
an etToit to arrange for Joint interven
tion to end the Balkan war immediately
following thn battle of Kirk KUIasa.
The French opinion is that, no matter
which side may win the pending en
gagement, tho Kirk Kilissa fight will
decide the war. It la felt here that if
the Balkan allies aro victorious they
will attempt to seize Turkish territory,
with Russia's backing, which will Im
mediately mean trouble with Austria.
It Turkey Is victor, the Sultan Is ex
pected to undertuke expansion to the
north, with Austria behind him and
In either case It Is feared France,
England, and Germany would be drawn
Into the struggle.
BUDAPEST. Oct. 2.-That the Ser
vians have captured part of the Alban
ian town of Kumanova where tho Turks
claim to have routed King Peter's
forccB was asserted In a message from
Belgrade this afternoon. The dispatch
sold fighting was still raging.