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"WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 11)12.
1'RIOE ONE CENT.
UP STRONG AS
Even Democrats Concede
Danger of Landslide to
Him in New York.
APPEARS IN DOUBT
New Jersey Hangs in Balance
While Illinois Leans Strongly
Toward Third Party.
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
The Presidential campaign ended
with the political tneotlngs of Satur
day night. Only the polling and
counting of the votes remain. In
the closing hours tho managers of
all sides are putting forth their most
plausible and confident claims of
certain victory. Evon tho Tnft man
agement has made up a cheerful
countenance and announced that
nothing can defeat tho President.
A few things may bo sot down as
certain. Mr. Taft will not bo elected.
Ho will stand third In tho polling.
If thero Is a landslide, It will be n
landslldo to Roosevelt.
The trend In the closing fortnight,
and especially in the laBt few days of
the campaign, has boon toward
Voters to Have Own Say.
There Is going to be less effort at
Interference with the voters, less of the
sort of thing which suggests Intimida
tion and menace, than has been known
In any national campaign since lfcOJ.
That ft true because the Progressive
party, with Its proclamation of pur
pose to rcstcre the real rule of the
people, has Inspired voters with an un
conquerable Intent to be their own
masters, and bosses with a profound i
fear of tho wrath that would greet ef
forts at Intimidation or corruption.
Whoever Is elected President will be
a minority President. It Is hardly con
ceivable that any one of the three lead
ing candidates Khali poll an actual ma
jority of the votes.
In the Electoral College thore will bo
Ml votes; necessary to a choice, ax
At the outset. Governor Wilson Is com
monly credited with the huge block of
I'H votes from eleven Southern States
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and
Virginia. That gives him almost half
enough to win. On paper. It looks, us
It has looked ever since 1872, like a
tremendous handicap In favor of the
Demoracy. But In truth arid experi
ence It has been nothing of the Bort,
as Is shown by the fact that since
I860, out of thirteen Presidential elec
tions, the Democrats have only twice
ucceeeded In electing their Presldmt.
Sherman's Death' Weakens Taft.
Tosslble combinations that might win
the election for cither Roosevelt or
Wilson may be calculated ad lib. None
of them Is of any real value becauso
conditions are not alike In any two
States. Never was there such a mixed
and complicated situation.
The death of Vice President Sherman
without a doubt has Injured President
Taft seriously. In the llrst place, It re
lenses many old-line Republicans who
would have stood by the ticket so long
aB Sherman was on It through their
sentiment of loyalty to the old regime,
of which ho was the distinct leprcsenta
tlve. Some of these will go to Roose
velt; some others will go to Wilson,
actuated by that Intense antagonism fur
Roosevelt which has marked the reac
tionary Republican campaign from tho
It Is the testimony of political ob
servers that tho Vice President's death
will have a much larger effect than can
be gauged or accurately analyzed. The
sentimental effect of having a vacancy
created In tho last days before election
on a ticket that was already doomed to
defeat will bet nccord'ng to common be
lief, very considerable. Without excep
tion, seasoned politicians have express
ed the opinion that It was a grave error
to postpone till after election the nom
ination of a substitute running mate for
, Mr. Taft. In truth, mistake or not, It
was an evidence of the finer spirit and
moro delicate conslderat'on for personal
sensibilities that has marked the cam
paign on nil sides since the day when
Colonel Roosevelt was shot. Asperities
and acerbities have been happily less
Never In the history of campaigning
was the list of doubtful States so long.
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
FORECAST FOR TUP, DISTRICT.
Fair toilght and Monday, tempera
ture near freezing; warmer Monday,
Light northwest winds.
U. S. BUREAU
R a. m 34
D a. m 37
10 a. m 10
11 a. m 41
12 noon 43
1 p. m 46
2 p. m 46
x a. m 40
u. m i
10 a. m 41
11 a. in M
12 noon 62
1 p. m M
2 l. m b'j
Today High tide. 2:15 a. m. and 2;U
p. m.; low tide. 9:05 n. m. and 9:33 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 3:25 a. m. and
8:M p. m. Low tide, 10:07 n. in. and
10:41 p. m.
Bun rises 6:23 i Sun sets 1:57
HERE'S A CHANCE TO
GIVE ALL THE LITTLE
Will YOU help The Times to have them enjoy a
matinee all their own?
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As Rebecca, in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
It was Olad, In "The Dawn of a To
morrow,'' who believed In wishing.
"If you wish for a thing, and wish,
and wish hard enough, and wish for It
with your whole heart and soul, some
day your wish will come tiuc, and you
will get It."
And Olad, the little girl of the London
slums, was right.
Last Wednesday I told the readers
of The Times of the forthcoming visit
to Washington of "Rebecca of Sunny
brook Farm." week after next, with
pretty. Mack-haired Edith Taliaferro
In tho part of Rebecca, the little New
England gill whose mission was hap
piness. In that article I said thut I
wished that every little girl In Wash
ington could sec "Rebecca" und I
wished must of all that every poor
llttlo child could seo hei the little folks
who almost never In their lives get to
the theater, not even to the "movies."
The more I thought about It, the moic
A girl who works hard every day for
cery dollur sho spends said to mu thu
next Jay that she had read what I had
written, and that sho hud wished tho
same thing, and while she didn't ever
expect to huve enough money tu tuke
even one-halt of all the pour little chll
dien In her own block to tho theater, shu
was going to do this: She was going to
hunt up some pooi llttlo girl without u
father or mother and take her to see
"Itebscca," und give her a good time
for once In her life.
So u tlnv llttlo bit of my wish came
true aftei all. Then, on top of what
tils girl hud said, camo tho most rc-n-arkable
letter, the very llnest letter
that Julia Murdock has ever received,
and all of a sudden shu reullzed that
her wish had erne true, 'just like
Letter That Means JOY.
Here's the letter, und It means JOV,
spelled with three big, bluck letters,
foi 1.400 little homeless girls In Wash
ington: My Dear Miss Murdock: My man
agers, Messrs. Kluw und El lunger,
snowed mo Just now the article sign
ed by our name, which was pub
lished In Tho Waslilngtun Times of
Wednesday, und I feol Just us you
do bout "Rebeciu." 1 huve loved
her ever since 1 read about her In
Mrs. Wlggln's book, and hue wish
ed that 1 could pluy he- ome day.
Your wish Is echoed In my heart,
and, If It Is possible, I would like to
have The Washington Times unant,
for a special matinee next week,
whin all of tho little girls In the
orphan asylums and homes In Wash
ington may come and nee my little
friend "Rebecca." Will you accept
this tusk? J. know It will mean lot
of work for yen and tho other people
on The Times, but think what It
will iiieun for tl.e llttlo kiddles who
never lme a chance to go to the
theuter. My company Joins mo In
the hope that the matinee can be
a rinngeu. Best wishes always.
Can It be arranged?
Well, we'll see what can be dono when
such un Invitation as this Is sent. Miss
Taliaferro wants to do her part, and
The Washington Times will do the rest,
nnil there Is going to be something big,
and line, ami unusual, next Wednesday
week in the Columbia Theater. We are
going to give the biggest, llnest, love
liest theuter paity that bus ever been
given In Washington,, und what Is even
better than that, your Aunt Julia Mur
iluck has appointed herself a committee
of one to see that the children who aro
Invited to the big Times theater party
will not huve to go there In u street
car. Not much!
Automobile Owners Can Help.
She Is Kolnic to nnk rtery automo
bile ovtner In WnahliiKlnn tu loan her
hi aiitoinulille for n Utile rhlle on
ri!nrdii afternoon. .November 13,
so Ihnt lliose little ehlldreu enn uo
o see llelireea III lle.
And llrst or all, she Intends to see
thut eveiy little crippled girl In Wash
Ington gets an Invitation to the theater
puny; then, wnen these are nil taken
cure of, there will be plenty of room
for tho others. There will lie a blc
committee of prominent business men,
who have promised ulreudy that they
will help out with whatever they can
to mnke the big Times theuter party a
success, beeuusu It Is going to be a big
undertaking, and It Hill require lots of
hustling to get this party up. Tho Santa
Clans girl has promised to help, and you
leinemlier how successful sho wus last
Christmas, when shu gavu presents to
7,000 poor children.
you ale going tu hear from her again
this year. tuo. With this committee and
the assistance of some other good
friends, It's going to be the biggest,
llnest, grandest, theuter party, ami
there s going to tie the happiest lot of
kiddles In Washington on November 13,
that this town has ever seen. Just see
It I am not right.
Every matron of every orphan asylum
and church home In Washington and
ulU church organizations having any
orphuns In their charge, are asked to
loinmunlcute Willi Miss Murdock at the
office of The Times us soon as possible,
so that all nrrungements may be mude
for The Times theater parly.
Mis Mimlock imiilil mImo llle to
lienr Iron! selernl hundred lilff hrnrteil
nutonioblle ovtners vtlio are wlllluic
to loan their niilomohllm on that
Already, even before this ortlclo Is
pilnted, she bus iccelvtd notice from
several automobile owners and dcateis
who are moro than reudv to place their
earn at the dli-poml of "ie orphans on
that du Non sho would like to hear
fiom other owners or curs.
GOES N RECORD
Federation Opposes Scheme
Until Approved by Utili
CLAYTON POINTS TO
Retiring President Declares Merger
Would Defeat Purpose of Pro
posed Federal Board.
Ily unanimous voto, a resolution
omioalnsr tho blc merger of nubile
utilities until It has been approved!
by tho proposed public utilities com
mission, was passed at a mooting of
tho Federation of Citizens' Associa
tions In the Chamber of Commerce
Tho resolution originated with the
Drlghtwood Park Citizens' Associa
tion, and at its presentation to tho
federation last night, William McK.
Clayton declared that, whlln it might
bo improper for tho federation to go
on record as opposing tho merger
until a thorough committee Investi
gation had been made, he felt Hint
the federation should without hesl
tunry recommend that the proposi
tion bo held up until tho public utili
ties commission bas been authorized
by Congress and has made an inves
tigation of the matter.
Cites Commissioners' Stand.
Mr Clayton reminded tho federation
that thut body had Mood united In an
effort to have rstnbllshed a public utlll
ties tnninilsslfin. If this merger goes
tlnnugh lt:uut propel lifcstl(tlon
he said, the pdrposo of the commission ,
will have been defeated before its foun- (
nation. He called attention to the fact
that the District Commissioners had
taken official cognizance of the proposed
giant corporation, and will light the
project until the utilities commission
has been established.
Alan Davis, of the Southeast m
ll'gton Citizens' Association, also spoke
In favor of the resolution, and wliun
the vote was taken It curried unani
mously. Exactly three-fourths of the
associations In the federutlon were rep
lesented. The election of ofllccrs for the fol
lowing year developed a rather warm
race between William McK. Clayton,
who has been president of the federa
tion since Its foundation:,, and D. A.
Edwards, of the Lincoln I'ark Citizens'
.Association. On the second ballot Mr.
Edwards wab eiecieu. ine oiner oi
llcers named were Alan Davis, of the
Southeast Washington Association, vice
president; W. J. Neal, of the Central
Citizens' Association, secretary, and W.
JI. Richardson, of the Denning Citizens'
Several Resolutions Offered.
It was voted, after much discussion,
to reduce the dues In the federation
from 110 to W a year, the treasurer's
report showing about JIM surplus In the
ftusury. A resolution wus also passed
requiring each member of the federa
tion to present the proper credentials
from his association at each annual
meeting of the association. Another
resolution, providing for the appoint
ment by the president of whatever per
manent committees wcie found ncces
sury, was passed.
A resolution recently passed by the
Turk View Citizens' Association, urging
the Commissioners to Increase the pollen
fcrce, especially In suburban districts,
wus presented and referred to a com
mittee. Another resolution from the
same assoclutlon. asking for the estab
lishment of the tndetermlnato sentence
and the parole system for criminals In
the District was also referred to a com
nittee. It Is not known what commit
tees will have charge of these resolu-
(Contlnued on Eighth rage.)
GOV. WILSON HURT
ON MOTOR JOURNEY
Head Cut When Car Hits Defect
in Road Takes Several Stitches
to Close Wound.
HEIQIITSTOWN, N. J., Nov. 3.
Govcrnor Wilson met with a painful,
but not serious, Injury at 3 o'clock this
morning while motoring from Red Dank
He had spoken at the former town
In the evening, and at a late hour
started to go to hie I'rinceton homo
In a closed automobile. Because of
the lateness of the hour and the free
dom of the road from traffic, tho car
was being driven at a high rate of
speed, when It struck an unseen de
fect In the road. Governor Wilson was
thrown 'from his seat and struck his
head against the top of the car, crush
ing his hat and cutting a gash about
four Inches long In his scalp.
The car was driven immediately to
the houio of a local physician, where
his head was bandaged and the flow of
blood stopped, so that lie could pro
ceed to I'rinceton. Anlvlng at his
homo, the family physician una called,
and it wns found necessary to tako
several stitches to close the wound.
No 111 effects are anticipated from the
Florida, the Carolinas,Atlanta, Birming
ham. iupcii"r service iU Hmboard Air List's
lec. light, steel trains. luq. 1U N. V. ave.
Couple Held in Singer Murder
WFm ADMITS WURDER
MRS. C. N. KRAMER.
GEN. O'REILLY DIES
EARLY TODAY FROM
Former Surgeon General of
United States Army Saw
MuJ. (icn. Hobert Maltlnud O'rtcllly,
who wus surgeon general of the
uimeu mates Army from Septem
ber, 1U02, to January, ll09, and personal
Physician and close frii-nd of the late
President drover Cleveland, died at
his home, 18J5 Q street northwest,
shortly before C o'clock this morning,
uftcr a week's Illness of llrlght's dis
ease. Funeral airangcinents had not
been made up to this afteinon.
At his bedside at the tlipo of Ins
death were Mrs. O'Hcllly, Mrs. Frederick
II. Hennessy, wife of Capt. Frederick
II. Hi uneasy, and Dr. M. A. De Laney,
II. K. A., physician and friend of the
Mnjor General O'ltellly was taken 111
about a week ago. 1'rlor to that time
his health had been remarkably good.
His condition gicw gradually worse.
Dr. De I.ancy diagnosed the case as
might's disease. Accompanying this
ailment, hiccoughs followed, and this,
with IlrlRht'B disease, was more than
a man of his nge could combat. Ho was
In his sixty-eighth year.
He was a native of 1'hlladclphla,
whep he wns born In 18(3, his ancestors
being of distinguished Irish stock, who
settled In this country prior to the
Hevolutlonnry war. He graduated from
West I'olnt, and served as a military
cadet with the t'nlon army during the
civil war. Following the civil war,
Major General O'lleilix saw hard serv
ice In a number of Indian campaigns.
During the Hpanlsh-Amerlcan war, he
was chief surgeon of the Fourth Army
He wns with the regular troops In
the strike troubles of 1177 around Bal
timore, I'lttsbuigli, and other railroad
centers, where the soldiers dally bat
tled with the strikers. He was a mem
ber of tho evacuation commission at
Havana, when tho United Ktntes va
cated that territory at the closo of the
war .with Spain.
TOM JOHNSON CLUB
Cl.EVlOI.AND, Ohio, Nov. 3. The
Tom I,. Johnson Club, a Democratic
organization made un of piogresslve
Democrats, and named after tho former
mayor, who guve Cleveland the 3-cent
street cur fare, and was one of the
most powerful Democratic leaders In
Ohio, have Indorsed Itoosevelt for
The club has a laige membership and
has been lighting some of the uiuchlno
projects of Mayor Newton D. Maker,
formerly Muor Johnson's chief lieu
tcnunl who It now the head uf thu
Cuyahoga, couiity Democracy, -
CHARLES N. KRAMER, Aliu Conway.
JOKES WITH THE
Clown, Confessed Slayer of
Baltimore Heiress, De
void of Emotion.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 3,-The last ves
tige of doubt ns to who murdered Sophia
O. Singer, Baltimore heiress, wus BWcpt
away when Charles Newton Conway
confessed to I'ollre Captain Nootbaar
that It was he who committed the crime.
Thlrty-slx hours after his wifo had
branded him ns the girl's slayer thu
"Wooden-Footed Clown" admitted his
Clown-like wit, such us he used when
traveling with a one-ring circus, was
hopelessly mixed with ghastly details
of the killing of Miss Singer. Conway
Joked with the police und newspaper
men as he patched together thn story of
the murder and his night with his wife
from the Indiana avenue rooming houso
last Monday night. He Jabbed at his
wooden foot with a knife, while his
inuulsltors sought for some evidence of
dilution in his muke-up.
Apparently Devoid of Emotion.
Conway made one or two reserva
tions In his story that no doubt he
will stick to even when ho Is put on
trial for his life. He Insisted the mur
der was committed In self-defense.
He said Miss Singer, Just befora l)e
struck the blow that killed her, ut
tucked him with n razor.
There are phases of his own story,
however, that nre contradictory tu
this. One of them Is tho fact that
tho girl's attitude lowur.1 him Almost
up to tho time when the crime was
committed wuh that of ,i hostusa und
a friend. H admitted Imi when he
llrst met her he and his wife were
virtually destitute. The girl had given
him money nnd clothes. Conwny cor
roborated tho storv his wife had told
on every essential point.
Sys Woman Seized Raior.
In this respect his story was a sur
prise to tho police. They believed "the
tjueen of Burlesque" also had played
a part In the killing. The clown, how
ever, took especial pains to exonerate
his wife. "She hail nothing to do with
It," he Insisted, and he repeated this
Just as earnestly after he had learned
his wife had accused him. The gist
of Conway's story was to tho following
"Sophia came to the rooms where we
were living together und nsked my wife
to go out with her with two men. That
made me angry, and we got Into a
quarrel. While we were squabbling, my
wife left the room. When sho had
gone Sophia sprang up In a rage and
attacked me with the handkerchief con
taining the doorknob.
"I snatched It out of her hand. As
I did so sne seized n razor that was
upon my dresser. Then I struck her
with tho weapon I had tuken away
from her. Afterward I gagged her and
tied her up. I didn't think she was
dead. I hud not meant to kill her.
But I did not wnnt her to give un
alarm. My wife did not think Sophia
was dead. After we hud tied her, I
told my wifo we would have to get
Takes Up "Defense Fund."
After completing his confession. Con
war gave a crowning exhibition of his
"I've given you newspaper mm ul! the
Information you want; now I'm going
to take un defense fund," he said.
He removed his cup und pussed It
around, while those picseiit dropped
nickels and dimes Into It.
"Just Jl.kO," he said, counting out the
contributions, "Say, o fellows want
to snve me from the rope pretty bud
lis h 1 t lie so populll' "
It was ugieiil that thi' inquests
should be iisonud at I. e Stuii'in ave
nue police station tomoirow mornlnc
Unconfirmed Report Places
Stronghold in Hands of
TURKISH ARMY IS
IN FULL RETREAT
Ivadcrs Refuse Request for Armis
tice Until They Reach
LONDON, Nov. 3. Adrianoplo lists
fallen und 40,000 prisoners have
been taken by the Balkan allies, ac
cording to unconfirmed reports here
today. With Adrlauoplo in tho
bands of the enemy, and tho other
wing of the Turkish army retreated
on Constantinople, the Turk is prac
tically driven from Europe.
A cablegram received hero today
from Frankfort-on-Main says that
Turkey has asked the Balkan States
for an armistice.
"On to Constantinople."
This was denied, the allied forces do
clnrlng they would proceed on to Con
stantinople before agreeing to any hall
In tho lighting.
SOFIA. Nov. 3. It Is reported thai
tho Hulgurlans surrounded Torgut 8htf
ket l'ashu und u Turkish division on
the heights east of Servla. After des
perate righting the Turks broke the Bul
garian circle and lied tu Tchatulja. In
the battle south of I.ule llurgas til'
Hulgurlans captured eighty cannon and
Ion wagons of ammunition.
King Ferdinand visited the heigh.
Ynracha. from which he viewed the
buttlutd and forts around Adrlanople
ATlIKNM, Nov. a. The blockade
around Kplrus now extends for UK
miles. I-ite reports say that the Greeks
end Servians huve effected a Junction
and aro advancing on Salonika.
GIBIIAI.TAH, Nov. 3. Tho Brltls.i
cruiser Dartmouth passed here bound
tor the Levant. The third battle vjuad
ion urrlve-d front Kngland early oda
and proceeded eastward after u st y of
only ono hour.
BKLCIIADK. Servla. Nov. 3. The
Servian cavalry continues to sweep
Macedonia. The Turks do not offer
serious resistance anywhere. A column
of Servians has arrived within a few
miles of 1'erlepe, where they expect
to oln the Greeks.
SOFIA, Bulgaria. Nov. 3.-Bulgarlun
reports say the Turkish troops during
their retreat from Eski-Baba to Lule
Burgas massacred W0 women, old men
und children. In the village of Atvall
A number of the victims were still
writhing In their death agonies when
the Bulgarian troops entered the place
Cargo Left Behind
To Give Greeks Passage
Back to Firing Line
NEW YORK, Nov. 3. Eleven hun
dred Greeks started yesterday for theli
native land on board the French liner
Niagara, which will land them at
Havre, whence they will go overland
to Join the army In the field.
So great was the crush at the ship
that, although a large cargo awaited
her, none of It could be tuken aboard.
Those leaving today were iccrulted
from this city, and many had jiold out
their businesses to nnswtr to the cul. In
European Powers Will
Protect Foreigners If
Turkish Troops Riot
The protection of thn hves nnd pr
erty of Americans In Constantinople,
where serlouB trouble la anticipated if
the Turkish army Is driven back into
the city, will devolve upon tho tl
European powers, signatories to the
Treaty of Berlin, and comprising thi
An American vessel will not be sent
to Constantinople or Salonlca because.
In the vernacular. It would be a case of
"butting In" upon an affair which, by
agreement and treaty, Is distinctly tin
business of Europe.
The passage of the Dardanelles Is
Jealously guarded by the European
powers. It Is recalled that when Ad
miral Farragut passed the Dardanelles
with his llect the act was made the sub
ject of protest. At ono time an Ameri
can vessel was sent Into these wateis
however. After tho massacre at Ailana
a, vessel from tho squadron then main
tained In near eastern waters hastened
to the port. . .
An American naval vessel Is not non
maintained In Mediterranean wateis,
and If a vessel weie to be sent then'
It would not arrive until. In the opin
ion of those familiar with tho Balkan
situation, the Balkan states havo scaled
their vletorv over Turkey and what
over outbreak Is due In Constantinople
will have occurre-d.
OPENING SNOW STORM
FALLS AT PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH, Nov. li.-Tho (list
snow of the season struck Pittsburgh
early today, and for moie than two
hours the air was lllled with a hej
full that was driven before a wind.
Tho snow did nut lay In the dowi
Iomii uTt'iiii b i In lie outlying dis
tricts It lasted until ulinust uuuu.