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Tuesday Warmer.
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Yesterday's Circulation, 43,442.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 38, 1012.
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FULLY 'BUSTED'
BY U. S. COURT
Supreme Bench Upholds
Dissolution Order Issued
by Maryland Jurist.
PATENT MONOPOLY
RIGHTS DEFINED
Sherman Law Is Strengthened in
Weakest Place, According
to Attorneys' Opinions.
Tho Supremo Court of the United
States today upheld tho decree ot
dissolution filed against tho Stand
ard Sanitary Manufacturing Com
pany and allied concerns, known as
the "Bathtub trust," by tho Federal
court of Maryland. The -ust had
been ordered dissolved as u combina
tion in restraint of trado dosplto Us
contention that tho decrco was an
Invasion of Its patent rights.
Patent Rights Decided.
Tho decision was regard''' ' Ihe
Government attorneys us on' f the,
most Important since the Standard Oil
decree. In the socalled "patent monopo
ly" decision last year (the Dick mimeo
graph case), the court held that the
owner of u patent might dictate the
terms under which the patented article,
might be sold.
It haH been feared that the court
might apply this reasoning to the Sher
man law and thus prevent the Uovern
ment from attacking any of tho trusts
which controlled the Held by reason of
their control of patents. The decision,
today, howover, waa a Hwccplng denial
of such a view.
The case against the Bath Tub Trust
Involved tho right of tho owner of u
patented article to make such uso of It
as to create a monopoly In the manu
facture and salo of an unpatented
article.
Defendants Appealed.
BATHTUB TRUS
Tha Standard Sanitary Company with
, tvvclvo other concerns and 11 number of
Individuals were proceeded against by
the government ns an unlawful monop
oly. Tho federal court of Muryland
I adjudged them guilty arjd entered a
decree of dissolution November 27, 1011.
The defendants appealed to the Su-
premo Court on the ground that their
patent rights had been lnvadd.
The decree declared that the manufac
turers' license agreements and the Job
bers' license agreements, which the
trust had resorted to to maintain uni
form prices and dictate the manner of
sale of enameled Ironware articles, were
unlawful, and enjoined them and their
officers from resorting to such practtces.
Must End Monopoly.
It was stipulated that th" owners of
the patented automatic dredger by"
I which tho defendants were enabltd to
manufacture their products lower than
competitors, should not be prevented h
the decree from exercising any of their
lawful patent license privileges.
Tho court held that the defendants'
ownership of the patent on a tool, did
not Justify them In conducting u mo-
nonolv In trade. Whether the patented
toot figured In the case or not, the court
held, lliev were violating the anti-trust
lnw and must desist from such prac
tices. The decision of the court in tho Bath
tub trust cases wes regarded by Gov
ernment law ofilcers as a complete vic
tory for the Government and thor
ough busting of the trust. The decision
was also Important In that It showed
the court would not view the patent
laws as Instruments for upholding mo
nopolies In uiipate-ru" articles through
patent owneishlp,
In the Dick inlneograph cat-c the
court held that the owner of a patent
bad the perfivt right to dictate the
terms under which his patented artl
ol mlgh he sold and handled In com
merce. I'nder this decision it was
feared that the Government would he
unable to attack any ot the trusts
which relied upon patented articles for
protection against the .Sherman law.
Today's decision was regarded as
strengthening the Sherman law In one
of the phase In which It was re
garded the weakest.
Aids Other Cases.
That the decision today Is a strong
point won for the Government In tho
Shoe Maoh'nery Truest case and In the
motion picture case Is asserted by De
partment of Justice ifllcl.ll.". They be
lieve this means the breaking ot tho
shoo machinery trust.
The "Bathtub trust'' suit was brought
by the Government to end an unlawful
combination In restraint of trado In
sanitary enameled Ironware, bathtubs,
washtubs. and the like. It in started
back In li'10 at Baltimore. There were
sixteen corporations involved and thirty
four Individual defendants.
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WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST VOW Till: DISTIUCT.
Fair tonight, Tuesday fair ami
warmer.
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Low ti le 3 17 ii in !.'" P ni
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4 13
Pin Valued at $900
Reported Stolen From
Necktie In a Crowd
Theft of a clnster diamond stick
pin ralucd at $900, wai report
ed to tho police today by A.
Donald McCurlej, of 1030 La
mont street northwest. He told
the police tho pin nas taken
from his tie at Fourteenth and
F streets northwest, about lOtSO
o'clock (Saturday night.
JlcCnrley said he nas In a crowd
when he felt a tug at his tie.
A moment later ho discovered
that bis pin was missing, lie
garo a description of the man
ho suspected of stealing tho pin.
A reward of $100 Is offered for Hi
recovery.
APPEARS IN COURT
IN RIDING HABIT
TO OBTAIN ESTATE
Miss Margaret Mae Perin
Wants to Get Possession
of Large Holdings.
Attired In a fashionable tiding habit
of black, with patent leather boots and
derby. JUss Murcarot Mao I'crln.
society girl, who will make her debut
this wintei, appeared boforo Juatlro
Barnard, In Equity Court No. 1, tod'iy
to get possession of a $Si,il"."8 estate,
JSS.0Sl.cn of which may now be avallablo
for her.
Miss I'crln, who Is a strikingly attrac
tive girl. Is tho solo bcnetlclary of the
(.state of her father, Clifford l'erln, who
dltd May ;c, lfC l.ls will providing that
she should have "all tho Income of my
entire estate," tho first payment to be
made when she reaches the age of
eighteen years. She was eighteen on
October 25. last.
pwlng to tho uncertainty In tho pre
cise Interpretation of tho will, Frank ,.
l'erln. an uncle living In Cincinnati.
Cliio, who lu tho exoculor and solo sur
viving trustee under tho will, filed suit
In the District Supreme, Court, asking
tho court for lnstruct'ous In the prem
Ises. Three points arc raised by Mr. Parln
for consideration by tho court. One is
whether tho Income of the estato since
tho death of tho testator, umountlng to
J!8,0S1.30, should bo added to tho corpus
of tho estate, which was SOO.ISMS, or
mado payable Immediately as "Income."
Tho other points aro whether Miss
l'erln should Inherit the Income now or
(Continued on Third Page )
ALLENS PLEA FOR
NEW TRIAL DENIED
Only Hope of the Condemned Men
Now Lies in Action of
Governor.
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. IS. Tho Vir
ginia court of appeals today refused
the petitions of Floyd Allen and Claude
Swanson Allen for a new trial. This
means that the two Carroll county gun
men must die In the electric chair next
Friday for their complicity In tho Hills.
villo court massacre last March, unless
Governor Mann grants them a resplto
or commutation of sentence.
Tho decision of Vlrslna's highest tri
bunal, read by Judge Keith, Is as fol
lows: "In the case of Floyd Allen against
the Commonwealth, this court finds no
error In tho record and nothing preju
dicial to the defendant In tho court he
low, and tho Judgment of tho court be
low Is affirmed."
Similar verbiage was employed In
denying the appeal of the younger
Allen. Ilanilv h dozen persons were in
court when the announcement was
made On learning of tho court's de
i-itlon. Governor Mann announced that
ho would Issue a statement later.
Although tho supreme court made
known its decision at 10:J1 u. ni.. Floyd
Alhn ami his ion. In death cells at the
penitentiary, had not heard tho news at
roon, riuperintenueni wood slating mat
ho would leave It to either the counsel
or spiritual adisrs of the condemned
men to couve tin, tiaings to them.
This duty will probably fall to the lot
of the ltev. licnrae U Mcn.intel.
Floyd's ijplrltual comforter, ns the Rev.
J. J Scherer, Jr. who has been looking
nftir the spiritual needs of Claude, Is
down South on a business trip, and in
not expected b.ic k until Wednesday,
None of the counsel In the case reside
In Richmond.
SENATOR RAYNER
HOLDING HIS OWN
Passed Fairly Comfortable Night
And Was In Good Spirits
This Morning.
Senator lsldor Bayncr was reported to
he holding his own today, with no dis
tinct change In his condition noted by
the physicians. He spent a falrlv com
fortable night, and was In good spirits
in the moinlng.
At thn Hajner lesldeme great retl
ceii" Is now oIimtm'.I In making nubili
definite news regind'ng it ondltlou of
the Maryland Senator Ills friends say
that his remarkable taltv has enabled
him to fight the malady from which he
Is suffering In a manner which affojds
them reMWcd hope.
TRY TO PROVE
11C KILLED
NEW YORK BOYS
Police Working to Connect
Buffalo Crime With Out
rages in Gotham.
RICH SUSPECT MUST
ANSWER QUESTIONS
Whole Town Mourns As Body of
Little Victim Is Buried;
Mother Near Death.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 Stirred by
tho wrltton confession ot tho "postal
card" murderer, who cruelly de
stroyed llttlo Bovcn-ycar-old Joo
Josephs at Lackawanna, a Buffalo
suburb, that ho also killed Michael
Rlcac Kruk, cloven, In Central Park
In December, 1902, tho Now York
pollco today reopened thn Investiga
tion of tho deaths of a number of
children that have novor been ex
plained. Some of tho boBt tlctcctlve-B In tho
city woro ordered by Commissioner
Dougherty to got out tho old dtist
covored records and sco If there was
a connection between tho mnrdernr
at largo, who Is mystifying thn Iluf
falo authorities with his Htorlea of
crime wrltton on postal cards and
theso cases long ago rolegatcd to the
plgoon-holes as Impossible of solu
tion. Opens Up Old Murder.
Tho chief result to date has been
doubt whether Herbert Dcnnlson. the
"mad actor." really killed Itnbort
Thomas and Arthur Shipley In Jllh
Ilrldge Park on January 13, 1910. The
two boys 'were slelfli riding In Wash
ington HelghtH I'ark when they were
shot and killed. Dcnnlson wns arrested
for tha murder. A pistol which was
alleged to belong to him was found and
the pollen decided that he had killed
the two six-year-old boys.
It soon developed that ho was Insane,
lowover, and without being brought he.
furo a Jury on the murder charge he
was arraigned on one of Insanity and
sent to Matteawnn Asylum, where he
now Is. There never was any rial proof
against him of having killed the two
boys. There was it growing belief to
day that ho may havo been unjustly ac
cused and that tho slayer of tho Jo
seph boy wus also guilty of the Kruk
murders.
Killings Aro Similar.
Tho records of the Kruk murder show
that there were deep hlue marks on
the victim's throat, and tho doctois
said that before death the slayer had
fastened his teeth in the child's neck.
Tho record of tho coroner's Imiuist
shows that Coroner Shnlcr found that
the boy "cumo to his death from i
strangulation Inflicted by sonic person
or persons unknown to the Jury."
Tho pollen were In touch with the
nuffalD authorities today, prepared to
follow any dues that might dovelop
there which would be useful hue. How
ever, they do not think the missing
murderer was a native of New York.
They are Inclined to bellevo tho Buffalo
theorv that he Is a Boston man, In ex
tremely well-to-do circumstances, hds a
mania for murder, and goes fur afield
when he feels tho desire coming on.
However, they do not bellevo he will
surrender.
Maniac Slayer's Victim
Buried Today While His
Mother Lies Near Death
I1UKKAI5, N. T., Nov. 18. Every
business houso and the schools in the I
little Bteol town of Lackawanna, a sub. ,
urb. was closed between 0 and 10.30
o'clock today. During that period tho
funeral services of little Joseph Josephs,
child victim of tho most nustcrlnus
maniac murderer Buffalo has ever had
to deal with, were held In St. Charles'
Church. Four schoolmates ot the dead
boy ucted as pallbearers, und the
church was not big enough to accommo.
dato all who would attend,
Thn grlef-strlcken mother was not
there. Hlie has collapsed under the
strain of tho manv vvearv months of
waiting, hoping against hope, that the
child sho loved so well hod been kid
naped, and that he would yet be re.
stored to her. Then came thn revela
tion that he was deud, and that he hail
been cruelly tortuied bcfoin merciful
unconsciousness put an end to his suf
ferings. Fear Mother May Die.
The realization was too much for the
mother already weakened by the months
of torture of mind, and today the doc
tors In attendance fear she will die.
llr. W. M. Itoss, after visiting tho
stricken woman today, said that she
waB being kept quiet with bromides,
but that ho feared she would not sur
vive. All enormous crowd besieged the
home of tho Josephs before the funeral
hoping to bo permitted to view tho body.
Hut all were kT' away because of the
Illness of tho mother and only dose
relatives wcro permitted to enter tho
houso for tho brief funeral services
there that preceded tho formal church
service.
The police have little hope of enptur
Ing the murderer unless he should be
caught red-handed III another crime or
unless hn should keep his word and
surrender The tinge of remorse that
urns through all of the postal cauls re
ceived by tile police leads to the hope
that the man mav yet give himself up
"I.lkn Hanqun's ghost my crimes wp
not down," he wioto In one of the last
(ConUnued on Third Page.)
ALLECED SLAYER
OF
Burton W. Gibson Declares
He Is Confident of
Acquittal.
SURPRISE PROMISED
BY PROSECUTION
Wife of Accused Lawyer the Only
Woman Present as Jurors
Arc Accepted.
GOSHEN, N. V.. Nov. 18. With
only half a dozen persons in court
outsldo of tho talesmen, attorneys,
and newspaper representatives! tho
trial of Ilurton W. Gibson, lawyer. In
dicted for first dngreo murder In
havltig caused tho death of Mrs. Rosa
M. Szaho lait July, was formally
moved at 10:40 today.
Olbson was brought into court by
tho sheriff and given a seat mI tho
counsel tnble, where hlB wife, wns al
ready Hitting. Hi- said that ho was
certain to be acquitted
Gibson's Wife in Court.
Mrs. (llhson was the only woman in
court when Justice A. H. Tompk'ns
opened the trial, it was -npeeted that
thn selection of the Jury would take nil
day, and the State did not expei t to mil
anv wltness.es until tomorrow.
Thirteen veniremen were examined
during the first hour and three of them
were given permanent seats In the Jury
box.
Tho prosecution was represented bv
District Attorney Thomas C. lingers
of Orange county. asi.IM.-d b Isidore
Wasscrvogel and Deacon Murphv. at
taches of tho New York district atlcr
ne's ofllce, especially detailed to aid
In the prosecution. The defense wa
In char.-.e it Hull, rt i:ider. of Brook
lyn, formerly assistant district attorney
of Kings county, and he was aided ma
terially by tho wlfo of the accused,
who madi up thn record of the defense,
and had complete charge of tho sum
moning of Hi: witnesses.
The proserution Intimated that It
had some startling surprises up Its
sleeve for (llbson. It was reported
that In addition to the witnesses who
testltlid before the grand Jury severed
havo been found who w-11 tell of quar
rcli between nihsnu and the Szabo
woman, and others will tell that the
Je.id uum.i was In mortal fiar of
the accused lawyer.
Question of Mother's Identity.
The Ht.it expects to make a great
deal of capital out of the admission
that Gibson Is ui'uhle to produce the
wumau who posvd as the mother of
Mrs. Szaho, and to whom he alleges he
paid over 17.100 missing from tho es
tate. According to Jacob J. Singer, ot
counsel for the defense, this woman
has absolutely disappeared and their
detectives have been unable to find her.
Singer said today that they would
easlls establish her Identity through
the testimony of Mrs. Agnes T. Lovd
and Mrs. Sadie 1 Seur, who will tell,
hn said, of the Introduction by Mrs.
Szabo of the mlsilng woman to tllb
son, as her motlitr.
To offset this evidence, however, the
Stato plans to produce the brother and
other relatives of the dead woman who
will tell of the death of Mrs. Szabo's
mother In far-off Austria, and will pro
duce letters she wrote telling of the
shock to her of the news of her moth
er's death.
Gibson Is nlleged to have strangled
to death In July last, Mrs Hosa M.
Szabo, while the couple were together in
a row boat on Greenwood lake. Ho was
attorney for the dead woman, and It ts
alleged there were some Irregularities
In the accounts of an estate
It Is expected tho case will be Mulshed
bv the end of the week, as JnsMce
Tompkins has a reputation for hurry
ing along trials that are called before
him, and ho promises to mako this one
no exception
THEATER SUICIDE
SCARES ACTRESS
Girls Start For Street In
tunics When Shots
Arc Heard.
Cos
Ni:V VOniv, Nov. IS. While a score
of girls weie dressing at tho Columbia
Theator In preparation for yesterday
afternoon's perfoimance they weie
thrown Into a panic by the sound of a
shot, followed bv u man's scream of
pain, cut short bv a second shot. Tho
i'li Is fled from their rooms shrieking ia
terror.
'I ii doorkeepei and some of the stage
hands kept the girls from running out
Into the street. The stage manager ran
upstalis to the fourth floor and found
one of the dressing rooms locked with
tho odor of burnt powder llltorlng
through the keyhole.
Hn telephoned fur tho police, who
burst In the door and round IMward
Ulshup, u watchman at thu theater,
l.vlng dead on the floor.
Thi man hail shot himself twice
through thn head.
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GEORGETOISOCIETYi
ON THIRD TRIAL
Witness in Case Is Among
Men Summoned to Be
Selected As Jurors.
John Burton Miller, former secretary
and treasurer of thn First Co-Operative
Building Association, of Georgetown,
was today placed on trial before Justice
Gould In Criminal Court, No. 1, charged
with cmbezlemcnt and destroying or
secreting the records of thn Institution.
It Is File third tlmo Miller has been
tried on the embexlement charge, twice
before the Court of Appeals having set
side the verdict of the lower court
after the defendant had boen sentenced
to twentr years lu tho penitentiary In
each case.
The trial was lialtod just before the
afternoon recess because the regular
panel of talesmen became exhausted.
Justice Gould summoned an extra ve
nire of sixty talesmen to report to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Follow
ing tho precent set by Justice Wright,
the court held tho challenges to ten on
each side. The prosecution had used
two and the defense four when court
adjourned till tomorrow.
Thirty-four Counts Alleged.
The origins! Indictment charsed
Miller with the embeizlement of sums
aggregutlng J134.WO, there being thirty
four counts lnthe bill. The Jury found
him guilty on two counts dharglng the
misappropriation of funds amounting
to Si 'o0.
Justice Stafford sentenced Miller on
his first conviction, and Justice Wright
wus the presiding JmtUe In tho sov
ond trial. The second verdict was bet
aside bv the upper court because It
develop, d that John lMward Lihbjy,
sr., father of one of the Jurors, John
Kdward Llbbey. Jr.. hud lost Slu.tXXl
In the crash of Miller's company.
By a peculiar and rematkable co
Incidence, on of the prospective Jurors
In the trial which began today was
Henry M Wugner. who was president
of the defundl building association
and erne of the chief witnesses In the
two previous trials. He had also been
summoned as a witness In the third
trial. Justice Gould excused Mr. ug
lier from serving at it talesman, and
he will appear as a witness,
Over the vigorous objections of coun
sel for Miller, Justice Could permitted
tho consolidation of the two Indict
ments agulnsi the defendant, one
charging emlnzilenient and the other
destroying tho recordB -if the companv.
An exception was noted by couiibcI for
the defense.
Justice Wright suspended the sentence
on Miller's conviction of the charge of
destroying the books and records, and
Intimated that the defendant's punish
ment might bo reduced If tho books
were produced.
Thirteen Ia Unlucky.
The number "13" has played a peculiar
or weird part In the prosecution of
Miller. It wus on the 13th of June, 1010,
that be was Mist convicted, and Just nne
year from that date ho was convicted a
second time Another curious colncl
deuce was that the Hist and second
trials both began on Juno 5.
When Miller vvas sentenced the last
time he vvas on the verge of a collapse.
Tears tilled bis eyes, and ho seemed
visibly affected, but he appeared In
court today with an air of confidence,
probably burn of his successful fight In
the courts.
fulled states Attorney Clarence R,
i Wilson and Assistant Prosecutor James
I M Proctor are prosecuting the case,
and Attorneys itenry r.. uavis ami jonn
K laskey are defending Miller again.
It Is a hot legal battle that Is being
unrnd and each sldo la taking ad-
vantage of every point.
Corporation Counsel Thomas
Prepares Papers to Balk
Corporations.
Corporation Counsel Thomas has prac
tically completed the bill In equity
to he tiled In the District Supreme Court
to prevent the merger of the local pub
lic service corporations.
A diaft of tho bill was submitted
to Knglneer Commissioner Judson this
artcrnoon. and piobably will bn Hied
In court the last of the week.
Corporation Counsel Thomas has
made a careful study of the charter
powers of tne corporation, and it Is
understood that the bill will allego
that these are exceeded by the scheme
of combination proposed by the Wash
lnston Utilities Companyy The Inter
est of tho District government Is In
volved hi cause, it is argued, the pro
posed merger would result In trans
porting much of the taxable value of
,h(, vurl0ll propei-tlc outside the DIs
trlct. Another ground of Interference
b ythe courts to which attention will
it mrccicu is me. .Nonncrn Securlius
case.
The Northern Securities like the
holding company which acquired largo
holdings In Northern Pacific and Great
Northern railroads. It was finally held
to be Illegal under the anti-trust a'i
A strong array of legal talent will op -
iwningion utilities company, was
,. ,,lw v v. ,.wi a ..nil i Ulllir-r-) niieil WIC '
case is argued. It Is exrecte.l that
some .New lork lawyers will Join the
members of the local bar In endeavor
ing to defeat the bill
By tiling suit the Commissioners hope
to secure a delay in the plans of the
companv until the convening of Con
gress when efforts will be made to se-
cure the immediate, enactment of the
mill P 1 II lt!iN 1.11 r.a.Mn .,
Pimm- uiiuiies diii, creating a com
mission with authority to supervise
such proceedings.
PRESIDENT-ELECT
SAFE IN BERMUDA
Wilson and Family Reach Hamil
ton on Schedule
Time.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. H -The
steamer Bcrmudlan. with President
elect Wilson and members of his family
on board, arrived here todav on sched
ule. The party reported a pleasant trip
throughout, most of the members hav
Ing spent a good part or the short sea
vojuge In sleeping.
OFFICERS OF ARMY
RIDING AT SHOW
Army officers of the I'nlted Statei
and seveial other uutlons will rldo In
competition for the I'larn cup nt the
horse show- in , New Yoik this after
noon. It will be the llrst of the Intel
national contents In which Kiiiillsh,
Dutch, Belgian, Canadian and United
States army .officers meet. The Plaza
cup la for officers' cnargers and the
spectators aro pinmlsed a thrill when
spirited steeds and ofilcers In Uniterm
meet In International rlvulry for tin
trophy.
The second nf tin- International -mi-tests
Is scheduled for tonight. This
Is for tho cup presented by Judge
William 11. Moore This contest Is
open to all nations and to oil brunches
of the servlde, and horsea must be
ridden by. ofilcers ln uniform.
mander of t lie English warships in the Bosphoms reported
today. Earlier messages hud stated that eighty American
marines were landed from the United States guardship
Scorpion to protect the embassy, but later advices were to
flie effect that tho Scorpion, a small craft, was able to fur
nish only six men.
As the Constantinople situation was growing hourly
more threatening, and forcigu, as well an native, Christians
went doomed i.u danger of violence at the-Lands of the Mo
hammedan population, the British offered to loan 116 ma
rines. American Ambassador Roekhill wits heard to accept.
American residents of the Turkish capital were anx
iously awaiting the arrival of the two cruisers on their way
to Turkish waters.
The battle along the Chatalju line was again in prog
ress, today's reports from Turkish sources stated. They
maintained that the Turks still were holding out.
TURKEY HOLDING OWN AT CONSTANTINOPLE;
CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDE IN PEACE PLAN
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 18 Turkey
today yconllnue,! to hold the upper
hand In the fighting Just outside tha
city. The battle was raging today, and
the Bulgarians vvt-ro being driven hack.
This, In the fade of tht tremendous
victorv and slaughter of Ferdinand's
' troops In the battle thut came to a
I brief halt yesterday, has given tho
. Tuiks decided advantage.
I
1 VIENNA. Nov. IS. Turkey's claim
that the Bulgarians have at last suf
fered a severe check In their advanco
on Constantinople vvas icgarded hero to
day as corroborated In several convinc
ing ways.
More to tne point limn uj umoi unn
thing was tho stiffening of the Ottoman
diplomatic rcpresentatlves at the varl-
'"'"Tnein1 eaDltals hi their attitude
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concerning peace terms, iium-im. nincr
the succession of Tnrkisn aeieaia De
iween MuBtarha PaBha, and Chatalla
the Sultan has fairly clamored for In
tervention by the powers.
No Need of Haste.
Today, while it vvas still admitted that
he cxpocts to mako heavy concessions
to obtain a cessation of hostilities, It
was Intimated that he does not feel
there Is need for such desperate haste
about it.
Sofia, too, which has been very
prompt In the past in reporting every
Bulgarian victory, was profoundly
silent loncernlng tho latest develop
ments before Constantinople.
Finally the story that the Turks le-p-alsed
the Bulgarian attempt Satur
day to batter down the last line of the
Turkish capital's defenses rested alone
on Turkish authorlity, but also on that
of disinterested forelgneis ln tho city.
Assuming It to bn true thut Czar
Ferdinand's forces have been effectu
ally stopped, it was agreed hero that
the allies will have to modify their de
mands and make peace with tho Turks
In short order.
Forces All Out.
Greece has not completely exhausted
Its resources, but Bulgaria, Servia and
' Montenegro have sent every available
lighting man to the front. They cannot
re-enforce the armies they have already
In tho Meld. And winter Is now lapldly
eiuslng lu throughout tho Balkans. Tho
Bulguilan force before Constantinople
must either advance or fall batk, It
will be Impossible for It to remain many
mure dajs encamped In the open.
Should It be compelled to retreat and
awiilt spilng for a resumption of the
campaign, tho Tuiks will be gUm
ample lime to reorganize their shattered
Kuropeun forces, strengthen them enor
mous!) fiom Asia, and resume wuifaru
when tho weather again makes lighting
possible.
It was argued from all this that tha
ERICAN FORCE
IS TOO SILL
IN CAPITAL
Constantinople Situation
Growing More Threaten
ing Hourly.
SULTAN HOLDING OWN
AT CHATAUA FORTS
Reverses Met By Bulgarians Will
Force Allies to Modify
Demands.
LONDON, Nov. 18. Brit
ish marines aro guarding the
United States embassy in
Constantinople, the com
Srin!! .T"1 J" """forward anxious to
bring the strugglo to a close as speedily
that" th"j TneleNOfr WV " t""- llkel
t-m Turl. for all of their leporP 1
temporary success, would bi backward
Th. UViCept,n,?J"n' "able offer
?an Hni'i'h. epld"n'c "blnd the Cha
ihnt ,?ee1S.,rei";he(J suc" Proportion,
that, according to the testimony of
,ZBJi .Phy,le,l.a?. ln Constantinople,
the safety of all Europe Is threatened.
Disease Takes :a,ooo.
Twelve thousand Turkish soldiers
were reported today. In a special to the
Frankfort Gazette, to have died of the
disease In the past week.
The wildest fancy cannot picture the
t..r., ,umK me aeienso line, the Ga
tctto'a correspondent asserted' Soldiers
, dld,, w(h ")""l
,.ulln.,. I. i "r "'.-.'. ",r" naiiui- ill"
tin eiina n ii,.i. . ..j. w
........... .n niiiu vvmi the r corpses
in?.S rYvmlt inot bc 80 brutally treated
kU..H ViHm'1iiC0Un,ry- IJy'ng men are
ne -hsiniiu,0 r'n" "'"' " n.thlc.s.
nese absolutely Inhuman.
lmor$an Stcfa r,rLckH' "m brought
wiihn.M ,,,,ai?ni0 ln box " ' left
for iwell v rm,UJnt,f'',tl0'1 0r "v " fnu''
1? fir onlv "a rr,1.10UrH' ''KBlng plteous-
lii several inf-e.v """"ns of water
-!.. vLln"lanceB- according to the
have? been mn-TT1.''""- V" Hiilgar.ana
resltane.?ht J r',.at thfl cessation of
nNiuiln Vr defc,,dcrs of entrench
a,, I flh,T, ""f' ,,avu Prvlouslv had
'ho'lera1 vlcthns! U""i M,ul d5l Turk"
Flre Upon Turks.
At daybreak yesterday the Bulga
rians unmasked their artillery positions.
Along the front from the llamldleh
forts to I'apas Burgas they opened a
heavy artillery tire In preparation. This
was the first real attempt thut the
Bulgarians havo made against the
Turkish line.
The Bulgarians dug their trenches
under cover of night, and tho bla-k
background of the Chatalla scarp, dis
closed every flash. Soon their batteries
m -i r uinjiUbKCU.
Some of the Turkish heavy artillery
fired blaik powder, an.i ih. hr.i..
til. ,,f smiS.r1'! soo r' ' -"
mnlnlliir m " "'V,''1'.' nilngl.n with tho
he vaMev .,wr'!''1. " " down
A Tukiiih ef,tllc combatants.
A Turkish warsh p n the hav iolned
In concert. ,., ,' n ai r Joineu
wlth'grlat mffil"11 V,e U'llMiUn right
with briat pillars of spurting mud and
During tlm night the Bulgarian In-
c'r"they hank.V.'h ,,ow,, """" ""r
a... Tn ?,. . ,f ,ho Ivunihsu and worn
r InJJn ,!? .l"""-' POWMlOn Of the UP-
8.',m? rL"'0 railway ''d Bagchetsh
t ir ftr?uT,.f ""'Karlaim came up
.' ilf "',,elvlne banks, dilbbled for
fr." .,;,.! .L'.w1.,u,u' dribbled loosely
f waul again. Their advance was v
sull'int but very slow preii., thn
ruililsh gunners found them ii?cel mid
the forward movement died out Th'.a
(Continued on Third Pate.)

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