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Fair to-day; fairand slightly warmer to-morrow;
northwest winds, becoming variable.
Detailed weather reports will be found on pace 13.
Carriers Association to
Probe Many Accidents
on Kaslern Lines.
Accident on .New Haven at
Greens Farms Arouses
.Mellon SIoiu lilies State-
niout That 4'Sniiiotliinr
li'(iiM'l Into Switch."
Vasiiin-ston. Nov. 17 The wreck on
New Y'irK. New Haven anil Hart-
rd railroad !ut night at Greens Panns,
'onn.. will result lu comprehensive In
vestigation by tl;e Kastern currier
ihcmelve.s Into the cuue of frequent
wrecks on liastern roads.
At the request of tlu comml.Ioti Vice
President anil General .Manager W. .1.
Ja.Ksnn of thti Chicago and Kastern mi
ni. Ilaliroad, chairman of a commit
tee i f rn.lro.iil men -epresentlng every
rut. ''id In the I'nlted State, has gone
-.. N't iv ork to call u meeting of rop
rrsenMiiw" of Kastern toads to take
k.ips t i adopt rules to avoid wrecks.
In : h.s connection It will be tecullcd
that l e Pennsylvania and New York
i' ntrai. .lppanntly In the Interest of
all'.)', will discontinue their eighteen
a "ir trains to Chicago. (Cher roads
. a..' '.M'wiif dlontluued distance an-....-.!
'at .rs
T'.t- wrick In the Cnlted States In tho
I.j- ij years, but particularly those
of tin- Ni w Yuit -'ew Haven and Hart,
fi.id. Ii.no greatly alatmed the lntur
a'.a'. r .riimerce Commissioners and Mev
i..! i f the carriers have come In for
i -re i ruli Isms from the Government
i. "l'.i.tiis fur conditions which led to
' 1- and loss of life.
T ie nr. .1;. it Greens rami last night
a: i-rd ! ue commission to action to-day
b ajw U was stated In unotllclal Iti
f rm.v:..n that reuched here that It vrat
d m i t ie use of a crossover. The
vw'.l .it Urldgeport a year ago
. -ummer. In which more than a
r ' liven were lost, and that at
N, p.irt lat summer In which (.even
- were hut. were both duj l.i
'. i.i if a i rosoev er apparently at
i ssi o Speed
following the Pridgepor' wte.-l, the
omnilsslon made un ln e-uigatlun and
hen aihanced certain louiinnn filiations.
! l understood the Investigation mad
t.v Commissioner .Mii'hurd of the wreck
.. West port dlscio.-ed the fan that it
ni- due to tho samp conditions that
i . ed the wreck at Bridgeport and
. hail the tallroad company carried
!r eifect the leforms suggested by the
v rmmisslon. the wreck probably would
i i have occurred.
In t. ith Instances it was shown that
' tia.n which were wrecked operated
a ; . nit automatic train control and
.i,i from one track to another over u
(h " iross..er at a speed In excess of
s. ". miles an hour.
' t'ii i.ils of the commission consider )t
--.Mi'fli unt that the. wrecks at Ilridge
WeMport anil Gteens Farms, all
i ! New Haven road, took place
. n a stretch of fifteen miles, West
i' : being about eleven miles from
c. .port and (ireens Partus about
miles from Wrstport.
. .'hi matlon alno reached the commls
. i -day of two other wrecks on the
s- . 'I.ixen system yesterday, but no
i - Here KlVeti.
'' unnan 1'Jchard T. Ulsfflns of the
i . u I'tillties Commission of Connectl.
ij .oMsed by the commission to
. ' i.ti n would make a thoroiiKh In-
-.'.a of tho wreck at Oreens
i'.. ".1- hi. I hat Assistant Secretary Mc-
. the commlswlon und a corps of
a'' ' .., p Imce Inspectors had been or
il " i to., scene of the wreck.
I '! .
i mire
. w
ml :.
") presi'nt law the Interstate
Commission possesses no
I i .impel carriers to adopt hnrd
uleH In connection with ac-
. n operation, but must depend,
is in mber ex)re.ssed It to-day, on
puiil'.. ty KHen to the cause of wrecks
s d.-i nseii by lnvrstlt;atlons made by
e e.n,tnislnn "
'I' Mietlnir Cnlleil tit I'rotrat
" n ri'lessni-itit" Ntnte Inquiry.
I ii y cleiymen of South Norwalk and
.i iriis yestonlay Hpoko from their
' ' 'U oh tho (Ireens Kiirmn wreok of tho
' .,H( New Haven ami Hartford liull-
n1 ..r the in'Kht lieforo, when thirty-live
I .i-k..i,Ki.i, wero nerIously injurnsl, Kaeh
" cvinan at tho end of nto sermon IsHUod
" . I lor a moHA meeting of protest against
'earelei-Mness of tho railroad." Tho
e eiinK w ill lm held Wednesday night in
'h Norwalk.
1 Hey all spoke of tho Federal Kxprens
k at Hridgeport, Conn., July 11, mil.
w"n tourtisn iiersotm woro killed; of tho
' -iMrniH Westport wreck of the. same.
' '1 on October 3 lost, when seven persons
i"p KillisI, and of soverul minor wrecks
ti occurred IxitwtsL'ti,
' Inewlay's insting was suggested,
i v.mvulk and South Norwalk hoards
' ."In and Indorwsi by tho clergy of
i e meeting Is to bo held in the Stato
" i'v AddreswH aro to lie made by
.. r
I i .1
nent men of tho town ami rosolu
prrsenttHi to tho Connecticut Stato
I UliticH Commission voicing con-
"' 'i.tt Ion of tho management of the Now
Ni New Haven und Hartford Railroad,
liiu Itnv. Or. James Ronton Wemer,
,f'' r of (J men Kpsioopul Church,
"-"I from his pulpit that ho was at tho
i''tii' of tho wreck Saturday night and
Continued on Bccpnd rage.
irorulii Pi loon Otnelnla
Ni'Uroes Alike In LooUa,
A I'I.anta, (la. Nov. IT. -Was lotmrd
Lewis. Relltellce.l In four im .... .1...
Niile farm for burglary, hanged last
rriuay at iiougiasvnie, tla , by mistake
for Leonard UwIn, who was seutcncisl
to be exeuusl for murder?
Thai question is worryine; (lie State
prison otllcials, the Judgo who ordered
the execution and the Sheriff who tied
the noose anil sprang the trap.
If the wrong man was hanged this mis
lake was due to the Tact that two negro
convicts from out of town counties, both
named Leonard bwis, and both very
much alike in upearancp, were ronllned
in Atlanta jail prior to execution of sen
tence, one for burglary. I ho other for
Last Friday n Leonard t.owls was taken
ftOlll til. Alli.lll:. Intl l.i 11.. i. ..Ml
: - " "".'Kmi-niie ami
there bunged, Then camp stories or a I
miMake. '
Judge L. s. Itonii of the Criminal Hraneh !
of I'ulton Countv Km
decided to order a" thorough Invehtlgatiou I
in uecnie which UMinaril LpaIs was 1
haligtsl. I
Old llrooUlni 1'nnil, llenler
I'nodlr .tilivilntril. ;
There will be no happy reunion in the I
old country for Harnett Silverman and '
his wife., nn event fondly looked forward I
10 uy me nine out man, whoso little candy
and notions More is in the basement
of a tenement Ht Make avenue and Powell
utreet. Ilrownsvllle.
He is dead and his companion of many
years, Jake, his xt lioodle, is dead too
Jake ehewtsl a gas tube to a little Move
wlille his old master slept yeterdav, and
the eeuping fluid killed them 'both.
.Silverman had planned to rejoin his wife
in ICii---iu next year.
I'lvpHie to Oi-irmii.t' 'Ticket"
Force to Persuade Others
Xot to Move In.
Ten families living in the big row of !
apartments on St. Paul's pl.u-e.
The llronx, have all their belong
ings packed and are teady to
move to-day. They will be followed by
thirty other families this week unit
together with the thirty-live families
which left last week they are making
what they pall a protest 'against the
raising of rents by their landlord.
SoniH of them say that it i a tenants'
strike, others that it is a lioypott, but
they all agree that they won't stand for
an increase in their lent und that thev
will do their lieM to Iisp other eop!e
from moving into the cpiarterr. vacated
by them
They have formed themselves Into an
as-oeiatioii which will hold a meeting
tn-night at lien App Hall, at 170th street
und Webster n venue, to dwcu-s what
net ion they will take following the threats
of arreM for intimidation of prospective
Mis 'litel wa one of those threatened
with arrest last week, while Mrs. floetz
was another who expected the arm of
the law to fall uK)tl her
The men are especially bitter because
none of the agents will vi-it them on
Sunday. Mr Titel said
"They come around here on week
days and scare the women, but we never
we them Of course we are peaceable,
because we don't want to paufce a light
We can move without, any trouble to
uuy one but the landlord, and we make
him get the marshal and a dispossess
notice every time We all know when
our rent expires and we don't intend to
pay the increases
"The people just pack up a couple of
days in udvance, order an expressman
and then let the landlord pay for the
marshal. Some of us have paid the In
creases because of sickness iu the family,
but we don't stay any longer than we can
In front of all the buildings are large
signs announcing apartments for rent,
but the people about the buildings sny
tliut very few have moved in. Two fam
ilies came last week and while they have
been unmolested their neighbors uro
about as cordial as dogs and cats.
In Ills 1 1 snU W Picture of Wife
W ill) Died Three .Month Ann.
Frederick J, Specht, 27 years old, of
114 Magazine ttreet, Newark, and his
three-year-old duughter, Antoinette,
died of gas in the Newark City Hospital
last night They had been taken a short
time before from tho Specht home, where
the father had turned on three Jets,
They were discovered by Miss Annie
Specht, a sister of Specht's. Sho had
gone out in tho afternoon with tho baby
born at the time Specht's wife died three
months ago, Miss Specht found her
brother lying on tho parlor Moor with
little Antoinette on Ills right arm and a
picturo of his wife and himself in his left
, flriof over the douth of his wife Is given
us a cause for the tragedy. Only a few
hours before Specht killed himself and
the child ho had taken her to a doctor In
tho neighborhood to have her treated
for rhoumatlsm.
Woman Illatarli Nrrvlce and He
fours In l.enve at I'rlral'a Hlddluic.
Miss Klcanor Hlckcy of 2250 HughM
avenue, The Bronx, went to sleep In a
pew in tho Catholic Church of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel at 187th street
and Belmont avenue, Tho Bronx, yester
day. She snored no loudly thut the Itov,
Father Joseph Coffuizl, who was con
ducting tho mass, asked her to step out
Sho refusod, and made such a disturb
ance thut Policeman I.andvoe was called
In and sho wan arrested.
Opines Tlutl I'iiintiii"- C'lipiil's
l.cirs Is X(i( Xt'ccssnry Snli
Imlli Xoti und Stops It.
Iliitcl (Iiicsls Knjo I'liulit of'
Ucnmitnrs. With Waldo's Men
Behind in I'nll Civ.
A puny cheeked policeman blowing
his soul into a whistle, a police patrol
wagon of the accepted pattern, und twenty
carpenters and decotalors in overalls
and full Might with ten poliiemeti at their
heels, were chutaeters in scenes which
enlivened what othetwise might have
been a dull Sunday afternoon for the
guests of the 'Hit.-Carlton yesterday
The action osned the moment Police
man Dave Law lor of the Kast Filty-flist
street police station marched through
the main entrance of the I'ltz-Cnrlton
at about 3 o'elockin the afternoon when
the hotel was ciowded with te.i and other
Though Luwlor was the object of sur
prised interest he walked with set jaw
and determined fee! past the clerk with
the Kngllsh accent straight for the new
wing of the hotel, where there is a new
ballroom in the very lat stages of com
pletion. l.aijlor looked through the door and
beheld some thirty carnters. plasterers
and interior decorators hammering nw.iv,
sliding up and down the sides of the wall
on scaffolds, painting legs of ctipids and
touching up the toes of .voting worn'-n
who go around on clouds on the ceilitnjs
of all regular ballrooms
Lawlor, through the din. impured a Lit
grimly for the boss .lames Heiil. the
head of the linn nf He'd A Co . builders
and decorators, came up and asked what
was wanted. I .aw lor inquired about the
cause for all the industry. He was told
by Mr. Heid that Whitney Wurren of H5
Madison avenue was going to give a big
ball iu the new ballroom to-night and that
they were working hard to get the ball
room in shape.
Iiwor, who has a good memory, then
recited for Mr. Heid's benelit Section
'.'113 of the penal law of New York, which
runs (huly
All labor on Sunday l iitnhihited. n
ceptitu tli- ".oiks of necessity and thuritv.
In works ol iieeit or eliurlty is included
whatever is needful ttuiiiitc the day fur the
xood order, health or comfort of the om
uiiiiilty Lawlor told Mr. Held that I he noise
of the pounding could be heard way
out on Madison uveuiie, that he did not
regard painting cherubs on Sunday on
ballroom nails as a work either of neces
sity or charity, and thut he would hae
to pinch Mr. Held and all his men if they
didn t stop inside u half hour.
To this Mr. Held replied that lie wasn't
a bit worried about being pinched, and
showed Lawlor the nearest way out
For half an hour Lawlor walked up and
down in front of the hotel and then back
he went. II- says that when Mr. Heid
saw him coming lie tried to keep Imn out
by shutting the door
Hy this time the rumor of what wah
going on spiead around the hotel and
there was a good sized crowd of guests
on hand when a very angry policeman
came mulching down from the ball
l-awlor walked right out of the front
door, took out Ids whistle and blew it
until every policemun within earshot
came on the dead run.
At the Mrst shrill of the whistle interior
decorators, plasterers and carpenters
began leaving the hotel by various side
entrances with sufficient speed to make
u Young Turk pale with envy
lawlor led on his reenforcements
itraleht to the ballroom and there they
cornered Mr Held und nine of his men,
The rearguard of the invaders made a
flank movement and were but a few
jumps behind tha fleeing thirty when
Fifth avenue was reached. There, how
ever, with feet winged by fear the in
terior decorators, most of whom live
in The Hronx, shook off their pursuers
und came near setting Up an intercol
legiate record for the dash between Forty
sixth street and Hear Creek road.
The ten prisoners, however, were
marched through the hotel in front of
an enthusiuMio gallery, and at the desk,
in spite of the protests of the clerk, Ijiwlor
called up his station house and asked
Mrmly for a roomy patrol wagon,
When it arrived all tho ballroom heauti
flers, with tho exception of Mr. Reld, who
was granted the privilege of walking
around to tho station house in the strong
grasp of Lawlor and a wreath of small
boys, were taken around in tho wagon
while tho guests watched the proceedings
of the men of Mr. Waldo's force. Mr.
Waldo, by tho way, has rooms in the Rita
apartments, but ho waB not seen during
the excitement
To Liout. Hoffornan at the station
houso Mr. Roid explained ubout Mr.
Warren's ball, but tho lieutenant backed
up his subordinate and told Mr. Reitl
that ho and the rest of his men would huve
to go to night court Tor violation of tho
Sabbath law. There the prisoners wero
paroled In tho custody of tholr counsel
until to-morrow, when they will appear
In tho Harlem ixilico court.
Holds Alan for Carrying- I.omlrd
Haulier Wrnpon,
Magistrate O'Connor iu tho Morrisania
police court yesterday morning suit! thut
a billy made of rubber with u hole iu
which lead could bo Inserted was one of
the finest examples of a deadly weapon
he had seen for somo time. Tho billy
would knock a man out without making
a mark on him, said detectives.
John Purcell of law Ilrook avenue, Tho
Hronx, who was urrested carrying tho
woapon, wbh held for tho (Irand Jury
without lwll
ANfiOSTl'ltA llllTF.ItN prevent. Ill e(Icc,
from uvcr-lndulrence In fixni or Urluk.-Mtfr.
llnllnns of nrlh Collin Defeat
llrer iitlmi Itillul, WmiiidliiK Msiir.
1 North Collins, N. Y Nov, 17, A
face riot oicliried herP late this after
I noun between Italian residents and n
party of Indians from the Cattaraugus
lescrvatlon. The Indians, who num.
bered not mule tliilli n dozen, were badly
beaten and one will die.
None of the Italians was Injured seri
ously. Hullets llew thick and fast nnil
billiard cues and stones were used with
telling eifect. The tight occurred lu tho
vicinity of the Mile Railroad stutlon and
con 1 1 n in 1 for more than fifteen minutes
lipfnte tlie Cattaraugus Indians broke
ami lied, leaving a number o' wounded
Thete bus been HI feehug fur some
time hetweeii the Italians of the village
and the Indians of the nearby Cattarau
gus reservation. To-day u small bund
of the Indians came Into town and lm
mediately were attucked by the Italians.
After a d . petal e light they were over
come by force nf liumbeis.
The town Is patrolled hy armed
guards in-nlktht, us t is feared the In
dians inuv let urn with reenforcenients.
Cliainii.'iii Announces Kciort
Will lie .Made at ThK .
W'siii.m.iii. N'ui . 17- The minif y
trust Investigation will he pushed to
completion within the net month ur slv
week and a report will be made to
Congress h,.f,ii.. the expiration of the
coming session. This announcement was
made hy Chnlrm.in I'njo upon his ar
il, al In Washington to-night.
The commltteH luti lids to make Its In
quiry thorough .mil to rush the hear
ings along, examining witnesses utmost
every weekday, beginning In about ten
dHs. ,1 1 Mot gun has been asked to
appear before the riimmlttee and the list
of witnesses will Include practically
every big financier anil banker lu the
The announcement made by Chair
man I'ujo disposes of the rt ports that
the committee might postpone Its work
until a new Demnciittlc Congress tame
In. Mr. I'ujo suld he hud culled the
committee together for next Wednes
day and that the members, together
with the counsel, would then map out
the plans In detail.
It was apparent from what Chairman
I'll Jo suld that the members of the com
mittee believe the sooner the inquiry Is
over the better It will be and that Is the
explanation of the rush programme.
Representative I'ujo believes the
Senate will pass his bill empowering
the committee to compel bankers to
lay complete data und records Tiefote
the Investigators. The hankers have
declined because they contend the com
mittee has no warrant In law to com
pel them to disclose private and confi
dential business Information.
The House passed the hill giving
additional authority to the committee at
the last session, but the Senate failed.
The chairman Is confident, however,
that his measure will pass in December.
Tito Women and Four Men larooaed
HIT PUalna, Bank.
Four men end two women living at
Hath Beach, spent the night from Satur
da to Sunday In u disabled launch
drifting between the fishing banks und
Manhattan Hcach, without food or
water und without extra clothing. They
were rescued yesterday morning.
The party was made up of Albert
Ollnsman of 8140 Klghteenth avenue,
John niinsman. his brother; Bartholomew-
Flunagan of 1S70 Benson avenue,
und his wife, and Aaron Levy of 1900
Bath uvenue, und Mrs. Levy.
tlllnsman t-iok thv purty out In bis
launch on Saturday for u few hours
tlshlug. They started back from the
banks ubout A o'clock, when the en
gine gave out. The men took turns
rowing the thirty-five foot boat with
one pair of ours.
James Hurrett of .StL'J Seventeenth
avenue set out In his luunch yesterday
morning to find the party. He steered
for .Munluittnn Beach and sighted the
helpless boat. He had brought along
food and water nnd heavy clothing,
The women were lifted Into the Hurrett
bout und the other craft was towed back
to Bath Beach.
Four I'olar Ilrur Decide lu XV rd
Four Nnonr Bird.
Four young women members of the
Snow Rirds, a women's winter bathing
club, and four men members of the Polar
Hears, another winter bathing club, all
of whom bathe each Sunday in the year
at llrighton Reach, aro to bo married to
morrow night in Urooklyn.
Tho four couples ore Helen R, Gentle
man, 10, of &6S Monroe street, und John
Schneider, 21, nf 1577 East Fourteenth
street: Agnos K, Haggerty, 21, of 686
Tenth street, and Thomas O'Brien, 27,
of 371 Fifth street: Amelia J. Yeoman,
20, of 312 Macon street, and William Glssel,
:.'), or 228 Heap street, and Adella M.
Connolly, 22, of m Henry street, and
Charles L. Hrady, 21, of U3 Henry street,
all in Urooklyn.
In spito of their fondness for chills,
tho night aro going south for their honey-
Nllp From lied In JVarae's Alpaenpe
mid (let llevolvrr.
Mootcmjr, N,".I., Nov. 17. Thomas
T. Reld of 45 South Mountain avenue, who
u week ago tn-night was badly injured
when his uutoinobile hit a pole in Kagle
Rock Park, committed suicide this eve
ning by shooting himself through the
Airs. Reid und the nurse were down
stairs und Reid left his bed. Ho got a
revolver and went to a small second
story jiorch, where ho put the revolver In
his mouth und llred
Reid was president of the Duntier Box
nnd Lumber Company of New York.
He was M vears old and liad lived in
Montclalr for a long time. Ho was
member of tho Hultusro! Golf Club and
Moutciair uoit uuu.
1912, by the Sun Printing and PubHMng
Turks Heal' Knrl.v Reports of
a (front Victory at
.Meetinu' of AiiiIiiismiiIoi's lie-
i i ii it.
i cities to i.ii nil .mod i-rom
the Fleet.
I i ,tt,lr DniMiIrl, lo Tin. n
Cns'avsNTiN'opI.K, Nov. Ii. On the
teeth of h west wind coming down the
alley from the Tchataldja forts Is
borne to the eats of those In tills plague
stricken city the sound of far away
artillery lite. And the people waiting
here with despair In their hearts know
that once sgaln the Bulgst-.s are attack
ing the last defence of the Turk lu Hii
ro pe.
I'p along the winding railroad track,
across the countryside where bans" the
smoke of burning villages at the end of
the desolate stretches dottid with slow
moving wugon trains rilled with the
wounded, Nanlm I'ashu, with his back to
t' capital. Is making one mine stub
born effort '.o keep the Bulgar ollt of
The housetop" of She capital ute bluck
with people straining every ear to that
far off booming. The illy Is tense with
excitement. The frequency of the re
ports sugret.s the size of the engage
ment that Is being fought out at Tcha
taldja. The villagers ftom the neighborhood
of the 111 In lines Hocking lo the upper
Bosporus are legion. They ale In u
panic and numbers ure begging for ml
mission to the grounds of the Am
bassadors' summer residences at Theru
Ida, Blyukdere und Yenlkoul. The
Spanish Ambassador bus opened his
gardens at Blyukdere to then..
There cotnes but Utile news back to
the waiting populace as to hot.' It fares
with their General at the front. One
despatch telling thut the Turks, attacked
on their left Mank early In the day,
threw back the Invaders caused mo
mentary Joy. hut the attitude of the
people In general N deptessed or apa
thetic. This despatch from Nazlm l'yha,
who Is commander at the front, was Is-
sued to-night:
"The battle which began this morn-j
Ing with a Hulgarlan tnfuntry attack;
continued until nn hour past sunset.
The enemy, who advanced particularly !
to the front of our right and centre.
was repulsed by our infantry and artll-1
lery fire, Three Bulgarian batteries
were destroyed." I
The Sultan telegraphed his congrntu-1
latlons to Nazlm Pasha, who replied, -j
saying that his Majesty's message wus
received with cheers by the troops,
whose condition and morale were excel
lent. The International Heulth Council met
to-day and decided that In view of
the cholera, which uffects both untiles,
neither ought under any circumstances
be allowed to enter this city. The de
cision will be comiuunlcaU-d to the
Persons who have arrived lu tha
capital report unexplained movements
of the Turkish troops behind the Tchu
tuldja lines. One person vuys that sev
eral thousands have been leaving the
lines and several hundreds nf others
are moving toward Constantinople.
It Is regarded as significant that the
Greek villagers on the Constantinople
peninsula, who hitherto have not shared
lu t lit) panic and who were not mo
lested by the Turks, are now beginning
to quit their homes and are coming
Into this city.
Tlie evening papers Liinimnce u vic
tory for the Turks lu very contldent
tones. They say the Ottoman bus won
u great victory. According to their des
patches the left wing of the Uulgar.i
was crumpled by the sallying Turks und
the right wing Is In a dangerous posi
tion. Eight thousand prisoners, several
guns and a quuntlty of munitions were
taken by the Turks, say the pupcrs.
They report the Turks us marching
toward Murudl, with the Turkish Meet
In the Marmora Sea and the Ulack Sea
cooperating with the 'and forces und
shelling the fleeing Bulgara. Thoso
hero In the city watched under darkened
brows us a body of men In strange uni
forms swung through the streets to
ward dusk. They were the sailors from
the foreign ships and ut their head was
a Maxim gun. The i en were In full
campaigning kit and they came to n
halt at the approaches to the Pcra dis
trict, tho home of the embassies.
The AmhURffAdnr derided l,i hnvn tho
j sailors 'anded after a meeting at the
Austrian Embassy to-day. The fnct
that fighting at tchataldja had appar
ently been renew d on so largo a scale
caused the meetlrg to bo called.
The chiefs of tho Turkish gendarmerie
were Invited to tho meeting. Tho offi
cial reason given out for the landing of
the men was the fact that their pres.
enco would do much to quiet tho gen
eral nervousness over the 'nearness of
the battle.
Those who have followed the march
of events here knew In their hearts
that when the sailors landed they did
so because tho foreign commanders
think they see the fall of tho city very
close at hand. They will take no
chances and If Nuzlm Pasha Is again
defeated and his whipped troopj come
back to the city to 'loot and burn and
muKsacro they will And on hand a very
capable body of fighting men to stop
just such occurrences.
The German harbor defence ship
Lorcley, which la stationed here, la go
lax to Haldar Puh to guard, the west-
em terminus of the Anatolian railroad.
It Is believed that tho Montenegrins
have captured San Giovanni di Mrilua
In Albania on the shore of the Adriatic.
They swept the mountains encircling
the town free of Turks and are now
said to have captured the city.
If this report is true It adds another
perplexity to the already Involved rela
tions ls?tween Austria und the allies for
the occupation of the seaport town by
the Montenegrins Is sure to be looked
upon by the Austrian as an affront.
Mini)' Oilier Injured When Magn
ullie nl Aalunlcn I, el fin.
.'iteriitl I tiMt linixitch to Tun Six
l.oNoox, Nov. 17. Three hundred und
twelve Turkish prisoners were killed In
the explosion of u powder und arms
magazine at Sa lull lea to-day. More
than four hundred wete wounded,
The nuws of the tragedy comes from
Athens und there they hear thut It was
the outlaw Sandansky, the bad man of
the Balkans, the brigand who kid
napped Miss Stone, the American mis
sionary, who blew up the magazine.
When the Greeks captured Sulonlcu
they put their prisoners In a barracks
near the powder magazine which fur
nished the ammunition for the forts
outside the town. There- were a great
number of prisoners and many were
The reports say thut to-day Sandan
sky. who was lepoited to be enguged
In guerrilla warfare on the Bulgarian
frontier ut the very outset of the war,
together with the bandit M-nilJeff get
tlie to the' magazine.
The force of the explosion wus ler
rlllc and the prison barracks were
ruzed completely by flying debris. All
thtoiigh the city houses were wrecked.
As soon tis It was safe rescue parties
went to work tuklnR out the dead and
dying Turks, who had been horribly
mungled. In nil 430 were wounded und
the majority of them will die.
It Is believed that the act was
piompted by revenge, ns the bandits
lost many of their followers at Krunjo.
They found the bodies of their dead
mutltuted after the battle and they then
swore revenge.
From I'skub come a report that the
Servians ure still struggling for the
city of Monustlr In Macedonia, the ob
jective point of their campaign.
The Serbs have seized Important po
sition' ull along the line, Including
Tcholrlar and Sofeche. They ha.ve cap
tured some Turkish guns.
Military men look upon the approach
ing siege with Interest, for the Turks
huve about 40,000 troops concentrated In
the city and hold strong positions. On
the other hand, the Serbs number some
100.000 and ..re well equipped w,h
siege guns and howitzers.
It Is expected that they will not ut
tempt to storm the city but will con
tent themselves with shelling It and
starving out the Turks.
The Bulgarian troops have been
called off from .hc siege of Adrlanople
to Join their lighting brothers before
TchatHldJa and the Servians alone
now Invest the city. To hold the lines
that have fur so long a time encircled
Adrlanople, isolating It from the world,
Is their present scheme of campaign
and It Is doubtful if they will assault
the Turkish works.
Young TurL al Head of II Are Ar
rested. Special t'allt Itiiitch lu Tim Six.
l.o.Mio.v. Nov. 18. The correspondent
ut Constantinople of the Dally Chronicle
In confirming the reported plot against
the Government, says .that It aimed to
establish u republic under Muhmoud
Shefket I'ashu, the planner of the rev
olution which ousted Abdul Hamld from
his royal pulace, and who was Nazlm
Pasha's predecessor ut the War Min
istry. It was -Intended lo curry out the coup
d'etat In u day or two. The recent ac
tivity of the Young Turks, however,
uroused suspicion. Several volunteers
were enrolled und they spreud discontent
In the army. When the plot became
known, says the correspondent, the
Government Intmedlutely ordered the
urrcsts of the chiefs of the Committee
of Union and Progress (the Young
Turks). Thirty arrested at duwn to-day
Include some prominent men, anions;
them being Kmroulah Bey, former Mln
later of Public Instruction; two former
Deputies and several prominent journal
ists. DJavld Uey, the former Minister of
Public Works, escaped on a Ittisslun
ship. Arrests were also effected In
Smyrna, Treblzond and other places.
The correspondent continues:
"On the face of the abortive plot and
tlu sound of the guns which tell of the
presence of the enemy Constantinople
Is outwardly calm. It Is the calm of dls.
nppolntment and despair. The faith In
'the ability of the army to hold the last
lino has almost vanished .and the Turk
Is now resigned to seeing his capital In
the hands of the enemy."
The arrests in connection with the
Young Turk plot are reported to num
ber 200. Talot Bey, a noted statesman,
Is among them. Mahmoud Shefket Is
being watched by the police,
Kormer Deputy Djampoulat when he
was arrested fired a revolver off at the
police. He hus since been court-mar-tlalled
and sentenced to death.
Ilralegeil Torli llnve POO Cans, la
tbe Itrporl.
Speemt dibit llttpatch lit Tn Srx.
Ijon-po.v, Nov. IS, A correspondent of
the Dally Chronicler who Is. at Musta
phu Pasha, telegraphing under date of
November 10, says:
"Humors of the full of Adrlanople
are still provalcnt, but unless tho
Turks are demoralized or are starving
such reports aro dlflk-ult to bcltcvo.
The defenders are reported to have' tOO
Will Welcome the Ottoman
Plan for Peace, it
Is Said.
Striving for Amicable Settle
ment of Difficulties
With Servia.
Report in Constantinople That
Bulgars Were Repulsed,
8,000 Captured.
fin prisoned Turks Die
When M.ijrizine nr Snlonica
Lets do.
Fioiii i ptYiul rorrejpoitdeat of Till SDN.
BUUAPE8T, Nov. 17. The allies, ex
hausted by heavy losses and hindered
by impassable roads from continuing
their advance, welcomo Turkey's pro
posal and will offer reasonable terms.
My forecast of the Balkan settlement
is the following:
Turkey will retain Albania, part of
the province of Adrianoplo and Salonloa,
with a strip of the hinterland. This
will be on the condition of the bestowal
of extensive reforms to the population.
For the moment there is a lull in
political excitement, during which it
may not be amiss to take stock of the
elements which will shape the coming
changes in southeastern Europe. Aus
tria and Servia still occupy the forefront
of the picture. On their behavior
toward each other depends peace.
Austria firmly believes in peaoe, for
which she has made manifest sacrifices,
und she desires Servia's friendship, which
she is constantly seeking to cultivate.
Ast European' opinion on the subjeot
is ripenine. Servia's oreconcention that
1 ,,.Mi ,in . ...,, .
quarrel will be espoused by the great
Powers and made a casus belli is dis
appearing and her statesmen now seem
ready to touch milder chords than thosa
which last week sounded like the call of
The mild procedure adopted by Count
von Berchtold, the Austro-Uttngarian
Foreign Minister, affords cogent proof"
of the friendly spirit which animated
the dual monarchy toward her Slvr
It has been affirmed that a carefully
framed programme was recently pre
sented by Herr vou Crsron, the Austro
Hungoriun Minister at Belgrade, to
King Peter's Cabinet containing a list
of the demands from which Austria
would not swerve a hair's breadth.
This nariutivo being out of keeping
with the facts, Herr von Ugron was
instructed to make un amicable com
munication, luying chief stress ou
Attstriu's desim to live with neighbor
line.ss and friendship with the Servian
people and pointing out the read mess
with which Austria was setting aside
her cherished interests in order to
enable her young and growing neighbor
to realize, her ambitious programme.
The Minister was further instructed
to say that on the issues which Austria
deems vital to the welfare of the dual
monarchy no compromise is possible.
These reserve questions turn upon the
status quo of tho Adriatic and the in
tegrity of Albania.
To this communication, which was
characterized by perfect cordiality, no
official reply has yet been received, but
judging by symptoms the naturo of
which have bocn privately intimated to
me from the Servian capital I am not
apprehensive that tho answer from
Servia will bo a non possimus. And
for Europe, which would fain live in
peace, that is the essence of the matter.
But not for Austria-Hungary, which
has tho friendship of Servia at heart
and is therefore desirous of eschewing
and seeing that she has escaped overy
mode of procedure calculated to render
her intercourse with Servja unpleasant.
Argument, suasion and appeal to
community interests are tho only
weapons which it is desirable on either
sido to employ. Allusions to the ultima
ratio and all diplomacy would defeat
the main object and would engender
painful friction between tho two States
for several years to come. As the two
nations will soon agree in substanoe, it
would not bo sound policy for otio of
them to mar its prospects of years of
advance by quarrelling wits, tho other
ubout tho demands which it will finully
In addition to the abundant evideiwt

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