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Subscribers of The Dally Gate City
are Served the full Leased Wire ser
vice of the United Press Associations.
VOL. 115. NO. 89.
Battle In Progress.
BELGRADE!, Servia, Oct. 14.—
Turkish troops Invaded Servia near
RiBtosatz early today. A Servian force
opposed their advance and a battle
began. At latest accounts it was still
Reply to Bulgaria.
BERLIN, Oct IV—Turkey has an
nounced that It cannot agree to Bul
garia's Balkan demands, aocordlng to
a message from Constantinople today.
Declarations of war are expected to
morrow. AO Austrian military move
ment is in progress toward the Rus
sian frontier. The Berlin stock ex
change was weak today In anticipa
tion of hostilities.
Fierce Fighting.
SOFIA, Oct 14.—Fierce fighting
between Bulgarian and Turkish front
ier guards at Egrlpalanka was report
ed here today.
Three Bulgarian armies were con
centrating in the meantime in an
ticipation of an extensive campaign
by the middle of the week. One force',
it was said, will se^ce the mountain
defiles by which a Turkish invasion
might be expected. A second, rein
forced by a division of Servians, Is to
attack Adrlanople. A third, also sup-
Third Week of Dynamite Conspiracy
Trial Begins With Iron Work
ers on Stand.'
[TTnited Press Leased Wire Service.]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 14.—
Placing the one hundred and thira
witness on the stand to begin the
third week of the dynamite consplr
acy trial, the government expected to
consume the day with the testimony
of former .employes of the Interna
tional Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers who will
bring records and documents later to
be used as evidence.
District Attorney Miller today was
Informed that H. W. Poslman, a labor
leader of Seattle was on his way to In
dianapolis to be a witness for the prose
cution. He is saiid to be bringing the
records which he refused to produce
'n L05 Angeles, resulting in his being
declared In contempt of court. Posl
man's evidence is expected to bear
directly against Eugene A. Clancy
and Olaf A. Tveitmoe, San Francisco,
The accused iron workers in the al
leged dynamite conspiracy -pent $1,
000 a month in 1909 and 1910 for the
explosions that wrecked Jobs on
which non-union labor was employed,
according to allegations today made
by the government in the trial of the
forty-five Iron workers.
By the testimony of Mrs. H. A. Hull
of Omaha, a former stenographer of
lohn J. McNamara, It was shown that
'he International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
In 1909 and 1910 spint an average of
11,000 a month, designated on the un
ions' bookB under the heading of "or
ganizing fundB," and the allegation of
the prosecution that this money was
paid for the alleged dynamite jobs.
Cabinet Makes Reply To Her Neigh
bors and Refuses to Comply With The
Demands Which Are Made..
Stiff Battle is Now in Progress in Servia Where
Turkish Troops' Invasion is Opposed by
[United Press Leased Wire Servloe.]
Turkish cabinet today bad completed
the draft of Its reply to the powers'
note, delivered through Austria, con
cerning the Balkan situation. The an
swer is emphatic refusal to comply
with the allies' demands. Turkey pro
poses reforms In the sultan's Europ
ean provinces, but by no means of
the humllltatlng nature required by
the alliance. It was expected the
communication would be handed to
the Austrian ambassador today.'
a: .:, I
tan's rule, It was stated here today,
have already occupied Kresna pass to
guard against a Turkish flanking
movement against the Bulgarians and
Peace Terma Signed.
LONDON, Oct, 14.—Turkey ana
Italy have signed peace terms, accord
ing to a special from Berlin to the
Exohange Telegraph Company today.
In Bad 8hap».
PODGORITZA, Oct. 14.—Montene
grins wounded in battle with the
TurkB, south of here are suffering
frightfully for lack of medical atten
tion. Several hundred had arrived
from the front today and there are
but three or four surgeons to care
for them. The food supply also is al
most wholly exhausted.
Lord Morley'a Statement.
LONDON, Oct. 14.—In the face of
positive confirmation from high au
thority at Berlin that Turkey and
Italy have signed a peace agree
ment, Lord Morley, of the English
cabinet, was quoted today as Baying
negotiations between the two coun
tries were not progressing very fa
vorably. It was not certain however
that his lordship's information did
not preeedthe closing of an agree
peace was definitely confirmed today,
It was taken for granted here that
Turkey surrenders Tripoli and Cy
renalca to Italy, the sultan retaining
spiritual authority over the Moham
medans there, that nominal control
over Turkish Islands Italy has seized
will again be conceded to the sultan,
but that they really will be governed
practically as the powers may direct
ported by Servian troops, would and that Italy will pay a substantial
march on the Albanian town of Uckub,
Macedonian rebels against the sul-
indemnity to Turkey for its lost terri
For Keokuk and vicinity: Fair to
night and Tuesday. Not much change
in temperature.
For Illinois and Missouri: Fair to
night and Tuesday. Not much change
in temperature. Light frost probably
in lowlands.
For Iowa: Fair tonight and Tues
day. Not much change in tempera-
Weather Conditions.
The pressure is high this morning'
from the Rockies to the eastern
states, with fair, moderately cool1
weather in this region, the only freez
ing temperature being reported in
western Nebraska and South Dakota.
A depression is passing through the
Lake Superior region, where the tem
perature is high, and the pressure is
low in the central gulf, the latter be
ing attended by rains at New Orleans
and Knoxvllle, Tenn.
Conditions indicate fair weather,
with little change in temperature for
this section tonight and Tuesday.
1 4W5
Dally River Bulletin.
St. Paul .... 14 1.4 0.0 Clear
La Crosse ..12 2.4 x0.2 Clear
Dubuque ... 18
Davenport .. 15
Oalland 8
Keokuk .... 15
St. Louis ... 30
River Forecast.
The river will rise slowly from
Davenport to Keokuk during the next
twenty-four hours, becoming station
ary at Keokuk Tuesday.
Local Observations.
Oct. Bar.Ther.Wind.
13 7 p.m. ..30.38 55 NW Clear
14 7 a.m. .. 30.36 43 bW Clear
Mean temperature, Oct. 13, 54.
Highest temperature, 65.
Lowest temperature, 43.
Lowest temperature last night, 40.
Greatest Display Ever Made by
American Fleet Took Place
Today at Now
Treaty Is Signed. commanders began to appear In the
BERLIN, Oct. 14.—That Turkey launches which had brought them
and Italy have signed a treaty ofifrom their vessels.
The Roar of 8aiutlng Guns Awoke the
Echoes of the River as
the Fleet Gath
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEJW YORK, Oct 14.—The roar of
saluting guns echoing and re-echo
ing from the- nature-made cliffs of
New Jersey and the man-made moun
tains and canyons of Manhattan, gave
notice to all within ear shot today
that the greatest naval review In the
history of the United States was on.
The first salute—nineteen guns
from the levithian Connecticut, an
swered promptly by the gunboat Dol
phin as she dropped her mudhook
and 1mke out the flag of Secretary
of the Navy Meyer, came promptly at
nine o'clock and marked the inaugur
ation of a day of ceremony such as is
seldom witnessed in America.
With the boom of the last gun and
almost before the faint vapor of the
smokeless charge had wound lazily
above the m&zzle of the saluting
piece, the admiral's launch was in
the water at the gangway leading
from the Connecticut and Rear Admir
al Hugo Osterhaus, clad in the blue
and gold of his rank, with his com
plete staff, jumped into their places
and the launch sped over to the Dol
phin on whose bridge, clad In immac
ulate morning garb and surrounded
by the officers of the gunboat and
those especially detailed to assist
him, was the secretary of the navy.
The call was of tbe most formal
character. The drums were muffled
as the uniformed officers ascended
the enclosed gangway, there was a
quick handshake and then Admiral
Osterhaus took position at the left of
the secretary, while the squadron
Meanwhile fleet tenders had run to
the pier at the foot of West 79th
street and were bringing to the Dol
phin the members of the house and
senate committees on naval affairs
who were to' participate with the
secretary in the initial review which
preceded the formal review and in
spection by the commander-in-chief,
President Taft.
Meanwhile down in the smother of
fog that masked the entrance to the
harbor just a few rods from the
Ambrose Channel lightship, the presi
dent was resting on board the May
flower. Tossing slowly at the end of
the anchor chain, the president's
craft remained, always In touch with
the big Connecticut by wireless, wait
ing the hour set to sail up the river
and take position at the head of the
At 9:10 Secretary Meyer and Ad
miral Osterhaus entered the Connecti
cut's launch and visited the Wyom
ing, latest of America's big gun fight
ing ships. When the inspection end
ed, the secretary returned to the
Dolphin and a few minutes later a
flag from the bridge wig-wagged a
signal and the Dolphin started slow
ly up along the line of anchored ves
sels for the greatest review a secre
tary of the navy was ever permitted
to hold.
Immediately astern of the Dolphin
came the gunboat Nashville with
newspaper reporters, photographers
and invited guests aboard. Then
came the river steamer, Hendrick
Hudson with Mayor Gaynor and the
New York city committee. There was
an interval of a sea mile between the
first three craft and the miscellaneous
collection of vessels that accompani
ed them. Under the rules all craft
had to keep that distance from the
Inspecting vessels and the regulation
was rigidly enforced by the revenue
cutter service.
The inspection ended, the vessels
repaired to the places assigned to
them and at 12:30 the Mayflower,
with President Taft on. board, sailed
up the river to her anchorage off
West 31st Street. On board in addi
tion to the president, were Mrs. Taft,
Miss Taft, Major Rhoada, Mrs. Laugh
lin, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Anderson, Mr.
and Mrs. John Hays Hammond, Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Taft, Miss Louise Taft,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Taft General
B. F. Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. George D.
Sheldon, Mrs. William Fuller and'Jas.
D. Lyon.
(Continued on page 2.)
Clapp Committee Listened Today to
Democratic Leaders Who Knew
of Campaign .»
Used His Own Money Until ^19*^)0
Could be Collected for
the Wilson Cam
[United Press Leased Service.]
-The Clapp
committee today had every appear
ance of & democratlo national pow
wow. Democratic chieftains met to
day to tell how much it cost, respect
ively, to battle at Baltimore for Gov
ernor Wilson, Representative Under
wood and Governor Harmon, leading
presidential candidates. Much inter
est was manifested by the committee,
as it has already learned that the
candidacy of Speaker Clark, the other
one of the "big four" candidates, cost
Chairman McCombs, of the demo
cratic national committee, who was
WllBon's pre-convention manager, was
here to divulge his experience. Vice
Chairman McAdoo, of the democratic
national committee, was also here.
8enator Bankhead of Alabama, Oscar
Underwood's chief supporter was call
ed to tell how much money he receiv
ed and If any came from the Southern
railway, as has been charged. Gov
ernor Harmon's expenses were to be
furnished by Lieutenant Governor
Nichols, of Ohio.
Judge Parker of New York and
Roger Sullivan of Illinois, were the
prominent democrats summoned to
testify today.
After a holiday Wednesday, the
committee will return its attention to
bull moose contfibniJbnfs, jfteuri&g lnj
formation from George Perkins and
Frank A. Munsey.
Elmer Dever, assistant treasurer, In
1904, of the republicans, may also
come here the latter part of this week,
after searching in Chicago storage
vaults for an alleged duplicate list of
Treasurer Bliss' contribution accounts.
William F. McCombs, chairman of
the democratic national committee,
the first witness called before the
Clapp committee today, presented a
detailed list of contributions to Gov
ernor Wilson's pre-convention battle.
McCombs said he knew nothing of
1904, or 1908 contributions.
"I began th« campaign about June
1, 1911," said McCombs. "It com
menced in my office, and for a month
or so I bore all expenses out of my
own pocket.
"I underwrote the campaign to the
extent of $10,000 myself," said Mc
The total contributions were ?193,
McCombs read the list of contri
butions. They included:
F. C. Penueld, of Philadelphia, $12,
000 W. F. McCombs, $11,000 Charles
R. Crane, $10,000 Cleveland H. Dodge
and Princeton friends, $85,800 H. J.
Barrett $2,500 G. F. Handel, $2,500
R. Magill, $2,500 A. I. Elklns, $12,
500 Harvey Thomas, $6,500 Daniel
F. Piatt, $2,500 Henry Morgenthau,
$20,000 Joseph F. Guffey, $1,850
Samuel Untermeyer, $7,0'00, and col
lected by Jacob H. Schiff, $2,500 Na
than Straus, $250.
McCombs said Penfleld's contribu
tion was In lieu of his services, as he
was going to Europe.
I am responsible for all of the
contributions except $2,000," said Mc
Combs. "I wrote to Mr. Penfleld and
he sent me $2,000 In addition to $10,
000 previously sent. The campaign
was often in financial difficulties.
"The campaign was not financed by
any of the states," continued Mc
Combs, submitting a detailed account
of the entire Wilson expenses aggre
gating $208,183.05, a deficit of unpaid
bills amounting to $14,617.
""^The list Included practically tul
of the money used In the entire coun
try, except that raised by the local
state committees," added McCombs.
He gave the names of Wilson leaders
in various states who would know of
Senator Oliver asked McCombs re
garding a dontributifn of $85,800 rais
ed by Cleveland Dodge and other
"Mr. Dodge was a close friend of
Governor Wilson," said McCombs.
"He advised me by letter that the con
tributors to his fund were: Cyrus H.
MeCownick, $12,000 Cleveland H.
Dodge, $51,300 Thomas D. Jones,
$10,500 David B. Jones, $10,500, and
Edward W. Sheldon, $1,000.''
(Continued on page 2.)
Amazing Story of hard Jack Rose to
be Confirmed by Vallan, Web
ber and 8am
Mrs. Rosenthal Will be Important
Witness In the Trial Over
Her Husband's
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK. Oct 14.—When the
trial of Police Lieutenant Charreu
Becker for the murder of Gambler
Rosenthal was resumed before Jus
t!«e Goft today, District Attorney
Whitman was prepared to offer the
corroboration needed so that Jack
Rose's murder tale might be bellevea
by the jurors
First, however, he planned to cart
Vallon, Webber and Schepps then,
with the tale of the conspiracy in the
records from the conspirators' own
lips, he said he would introduce the
independent evidence needed to make
their story material.
Whitman insisted Just before court
opened that he had enough witnesses1
who were not a part of the alleged
murder conspiracy to convince the
jury that the amazing tale related by
Rose was absolutely true. One of
these witnesses Is Mrs. Rosenthal,
widow of the murdered gambler, but
the testimony of the others will bo
withheld until they are actuariy
been reached by friends of the de
fense and he said that he had sent
two of his assistants to her home to
interview her.
will first be confronted with this evi-
John F. Mclntyre had recovered to
day from his ordeal of Saturday, rn
public he insisted tbat he did not be
lieve the jury put real weight on
Rose's story and as proof was declar
ing that unleBS the state made a
stronger,case-ha Wftuld. ..rgfit. bis de:
fense on the story of the state's wit
nesses. Privately, however, it was
known that Mclntyre was much dis
appointed over his failure to break
Rose down and was now relying on
getting admissions from the other
conspirators which would convince
the jury that the position of the de-!been recaptured. The
fense, that Becker is the victim of a
conspiracy by the men who really forces with the survivors
firm the other, then not alone
taking no chances.
When the trial opened District At-
District Attorney Whitman decided ed to have the situation in hand to
on Brldgle Webber as his chief wit- day.
nesa today when he reached court. At Fever Heat.
He 8aJd that he had heard a rumor CHEYENNE, Wyo. Oct. 14.-—With
that Mrs. Rosenthal was going to,two
change her testimony when she wasjothers
sworn. Whitman left the impression
According to Whitman and his!
chief assistant, Frank Moss, should
Mrs. Rosenthal fail to tell the same1,
story to the Jury in the Becker case
that she told the grand jury and also!nIght'
ma'de affidavit to, in hl8 office, she
Goff sent for District Attorney Whit
man, Attorney Mclntyre and a num
ber of newspaper representatives. He
said that he was convinced a number
court room on Saturday b-' means of
police cards Issued to permit news
paper representatives to pass through
the police lines.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
RAWLINS, Wyo., Oct. 14.—Follow
ing a night of feverish anxiety during
which men and women stood guara
over their homes and children, fear
ful every moment of an attack by
some of the convicts who escapea
from the Wyoming state penitentiary
Sunday are still at large, Rawlins
was quiet today.
The situation at 9 o'clock this morn
ing waB: Four of the eight convicts
who escaped from the penitentiary
been shot dead. One citizen of Raw
lins, Charles Stressner, ha^s Been
slain by convicts. Scores of mounted
men are searching the country about
Rawlins for the fugitives.
The three survivors of yesterday's
delivery—Richardson, Buckstrum ana
Burke—are at large in the hills. They
are all heavily armed and bearing the
reputations of desperate "bad men
are expected to fight to the death it
murdered Rosenthal, for revenge, be- day's delivery and offer a more' flea
cause he ruined the game in this city. 1 perate resistance to the pursuers.
Should the state's drfer witnesses I Warden Alston, of the penitentiary,
stick to their stories and each con-jw^°
A dozen posses from Rawlins, Wal
cott and Saratoga early today were
reported concentrating in the district
where the escaped convicts were, last
"seen, undefr instructions to shook the
fugitives dowh if they offer the slight
est resistance.
Of the convicts who made a previ
ous break for liberty under the lead
ership of "Butch'* Dalton, and escap
ed last Saturday, all but eight have
may join
of yester-
''ear ®'sht
er, but Mrs. Becker and a number of
police witnesses will be called by the day at Point-of-Rjxks and hurried to
defense. Mclntyre has also complete Rawlins.
recordB complied for him by private
investigators of the careers of the
state's witnesses which he will pre
sent if .he believes they are needed t«
discredit the prosecution.
Because of the manner in whi«h
Goff is forcing the trial ahead it was
believed today that It would reach the! and taken into custody.
jury some time next week, a record The general belief here
in this state. Should the verdict be
adverse to Becker, there will certain-: and should he be captured a mob on the guards from behind this, forc
ly be an ap^Sal and Mclntyre already demonstration is predicted. In some Ing the pursuers to retreat. When
has more than 1,000 exception#«o Jus-• quarters there was criticism of the the guards returned to the scene re
tlce Goff's rulings on which to carry governor's refusal to call out troops inforced, the convicts had disappear
the case up to the highest court. but the special citizen guards seem- ed.
Hnf, ,6 ™Tv
torney Whitman suddenly shifted his Paseo, dying instantly. Another cltl
plana and called as his first witness!zen-
Winfleld S. Shethan, secretary tojto have been slain by convicts out
Pollce Commissioner Waldo. side of Rawlins when the fugitives
Before taking the bench
of gangsters secured admission to the curate statements from Rawlins as
a result
(Continued on page 2.)
Fair Tomorrow. Local Temp
—7 p. m. 55 7 a. m. 43
Guards at Rawlins Were Overpowered and
Score of Desperate Men Gain Their
Stressner was slain by Richardson built a barricade of rocks and fired
slain and one mortal-
woundod ln the opGn country
that he believed his chief witness had' :to
delivery in thirty-six hours.
Of the eight convicts who overpower-1
said Jo have been slain outside of jt j8
dence and then prosecuted for per- ,.«3' .. ..
jury. RawliSs by a posse of penitentiary: ji-yerfes were long planned. Tho re
Whitman declared that he had not1 suards and a third Is reported mor-|cent inching in the prison of Frank
the slightest idea where the story itally
originated that the woman would not! Charles Strassner, a Rawlins barber, 1 Higgins, evidently demonstrated t»
aid his cause, but he said he was attempted to stop the fleeing con-j the prisoners that it was easy for
I held up a hunting party and seized
their weapons and ammunition.
Although sixteen hours have pass-
Citizens Spent a Night of Terror and the Whole
State is Aroused Over the
victs overpowered the inner guard*
at the Rawlins penitentiary and es
caped. They spread out over town
and then went into the surrounding
country. Warden Alston ordered out
a half dozen posses to search for
them and by noon Sunday ten had
been re-captured.
The absence of many guards from
the prison was the direct cause of the
second escape. Antonio Pasea, a "bad
man" of the most desperate type, or
ganised a party of prisoners and ear-
recaptured while one has iy last night eight of them rushed the
hunting for the Dalton
Bang of fugitives when Sunday's es-
inner guards, overpowered the turn
key, climbed the walls and quietly
walked away. Before going, how
ever, they armed themselves with
butcher knives, hatchets and cleav
ers from the kitchen.
Of those wno "made their get
away" Sunday, one, Antonio Paseo,
was shot dead a few minutes after
the escape and three were captured
a little later in the railroad yards.
The sixth man, .T. Gillore, was locates desperate was shown a~f noon yester
in a manger before daylight today'day when a party of them, believed
to number six, were trapped a
is that canon south of Rawlins. They had
The party remained together and
started through the residence section
of Rawlins. Prison yard guards gave
chase. Charles Strasser saw the fug)*
tlves and tried to capture them. They
fled from him at first until fttey
reached the yard of Bert Talbert.
Paseo slashed Talbert across the
throat, seized his revolver and shot
Strasser dead. The convicts took
(Strasaer's JSfla and ammunition and
ran. Guards overtook them near the
railroad yards and shot the top or-
Paseo's head off. The others fled
through the yardB firing as they ran.
Three were captured and four reach
ed the outskirts and got into the hills,
a large party of guards and citizens
South' of Rawlins, the fleeing fugi
tives took possessing of a sheep
camp, compelling R. J. Daley to drivo
them southward. When over-hauled,
they unhitched the horses, took arms
and ammunition from the wagon and
occurred was located early to-|eficaped in the darkness, two on each
horse. These four are heavily armed
and are sure to give desperate battle
if cornered. It 1b feared they may ef
fect a junction with the ten fugitives
led by Dalton and enter upon a united
plan of defense.
That the Dalton fugitives are most
Meantime a condition bordering on
panic exists at Rawlins. Last night
heads of families, fearing the fugitive
convicts might seek refuge ln their
homes, sat up all night with rifles
known to be dead, two: ivine-
across, the1'*neeB
about! ?e*r
ed «heir guards and escaped last'^^ hundred citizens today organ-
Pase"°' a'ife
18 ltnown
bave been shot down.
miUee after
convict, name unknown, is|Rawlins
vlcts when they left the prison and them to overpower their guards rt
was shot through the temple by they made a rush. This Is believed
to have caused them to organize the
hunter, name unknown, is said
ed this morning since last night's' Webber, the New York Soclal-Hei
delivery, it is impossible to get ac- aid's art critic, and wounded him dan-
how many convicts are still at large. Webber disagreed over the merits of
There have been two deliveries.
revolvers 1 Ins
aiIraid to go
scenes rivalling those dur-
'ling the days of the Indian uprisings
[thirty years ago were witnessed.
Mayor Anderson and the council
I Rawlins, Wyo., excitement was at
fever heat all over the state today as
the result of last night's riot of con
victs at the state penitentiary, result-L ±.
today appointed a posse of twenty
I pickL gun fighters "o watch the pen-
8o cage Qf
delivery, the town will be safe.
ized themselves into a vigilance com-
patrolling the Btreets of
au night.
believed that both jail de-
I Wlgfall, negro assailant of Mrs. Julia
mutinies of Saturday and laBt night.
Duel in Paris,
PARIS, Oct. 14.—Leon Blum, a
theatrical man, fought a duel in the
Parcedez Princes today with Pierre
since Sunday afternoon and as a re-! occurred at 11 a. m., much later than
suit much confusion exists. usual for such affairs, because Web
Late Saturday, "Butch" Dalton, a ber positively refused to leave his
life termer, and nineteen other con- bed before his regular hour for rising.
in the abdomen. Blum and
theatrical rehearsal. The meeting

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