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each day, m- aeMttioa to auajr
exdujivc featttru. '
Tax te-4y, to-morrw hur,
waratec;- west toeuth -wrtMrt.
Tcnsj.citjt'ures yesterday Majc
trauag, 48; lwwimurai 29.
3StO. 2235.
Ottoman Warships Join with
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Artillery in Trying to
Chick Advanci.
Young Turk Plot to Overthrow
Government foiled by Ar
rest of Leaders.
Streets Choked with Refuses and
Straggling Recruits from
the -interior.
Bjr Spccul Concspoodent of the London Chronicle
Constantinople, Nov. 17. Heavy
firing has been heard here verj
distinctly throughout last night and
to-day. Crowds are assembled on
roofs and other points of vantage
in the city listening to the sound
of the guns and locking for signs
of the approaching Bulgars.
A courier just armed reports
that a great battle is commencing
all along the line of the Tchatalja
forts. The Turkish -warships in the
Black Sea and the Sea of Marmora
are co-operating with the land
forces in the hope of checking the
turning movements by the Bui
The cannonade by the artillery
and the fleet is so intense that
houses in Kermer Burgas, a dozen
miles from tlie front, "are being wo-
lcnth shaken. . .Evv &"
A great sensation was caused
to-da b the news, of the discov
ery of a Young Turk plot to estab
lish a republic under Mahmond
Shevket Pasha, the Young Turk
military leader who successfully
planned the revolution which over
threw Abdul Hamid and who, un
til a few months ago, was minister
of war, when he was replaced b)
Nazim Pasha It was planned to
car) the coup d' ctat m a daj or
t hlrf Plotters Yrrcsleil.
The recent activity of the Young Turks,
however, aroused suspicion Scviral
volunteers were enrolled to spread dis
cortent In the arm When the plot be
came known the government ordered the
arrest of the chiefs of the committee of
union and progress Thirty were arrest
ed at dawn The prisoners include Em
rculah Be, ex-minister of public lnstruc
t'on. two cx-deputles and several prom
litnt Journalists. Arrests were also af
fected In Smyrna, Triblzonde, and other
Despite this abortive plot and the sound
of the guns which tell of the presence
of the enemy at Its gates. Constantinople
remains outwardly calm a calm born of
djsaDDOlntment and despair. Faith In the
ability of the army to hold the last line
ot defense, so strong a week ago, has
row almost vanished The Turk Is quite
resumed to see bis capital fall Into the
bands of the enemy.
"Even a drawn battle, said a high
omcial to me at the Porte today, "might
rave Constantinople for us. Otherwise
all In Europe has gone forever "
J,30O Refugee III.
Tjie streets of Constantinople during
the last day or two have presented
worse sights than even the refugees
coming into the city. These refugees
are remaining here until the can be
shipped to Asia. I estimate that folly
J,i are lying III in their filthy carts
and tents With the cholera situation
appalling and a serious menace to the
health of the city, it Is impossible to
estimate exactly the rate of mortality,
but it must be frightfully high.
To-day I saw several carts going
along the streets of Stamboul with dead
bodies lying on the carelessly packed
salvage of the belongings of these
wretched people In order to reach the
city the refugees sold everything they
possibly Could y
During the last few days the milltai'y
authorities have been making tvery pos
sible effort to strengthen the last line
cl Constantinople's defense. All day
long straggling roadsmen, scarcely drilled
and of poor phjslque. have been pouring
out of the city in tho direction of the
petition of the Turkish forces. One plUes
these poor raw peasants who are sent
forward and expected to stand against
the Bulgarians, flushed with victory.
ataVr Lost Desperate LJTort.
Horses laden with all sorts of stores
are also to be seen straggling painfully
along. .Desperate Indeed is the attempt
being made, with the clumsiest organiza
tion and hopeless material, to retrieve tbe
ajmost completely shattered fortunes of
the empire: but owing to tbe very large
cumber of desertions from, tha ranks at
the front the new comers will scarcely
strengthen the Turkish forces, As. the
re-enforcements go out a constant stream
f deserters -who have thrown away their
inns, can be seen moving .toward the
The walls of Constantinople, however,
are heavily guarded, and the deserters
who come In are met with fixed bayonets
and made prisoners. They are then Kent
Continued on Pare Three.
Mrs. Maying Frncii and Man
Shi Accustd Balked
at Rockvilte.
Wealthy Widow Stops Prosecution
and Court Discharps. "Sys
tem" Player.
Mrs. Maymex French, of the Dewey
Hotel, who had Frederick V. Short,
well known pn tho turf, arrested In
Baltimore Saturday night on a charge
of obtaining $1,000 under false pre
tenses, "relented and wrote Short a let
ter which led to his discharge from
court when he faced trial yesterday
morning, and now. according to plans
they made after his return to Wash
ington jester Jay, they are to be mar
hhort was released by Judge McPhaul
In Baltimore when tbe former showed
the letter from Mrs. French stating that
she had every confldence In Short and
that she had been Imposed upon when
she was Influenced to accuse him of ob
taining her money under false pretense
Short hurried back to Washington and
found Mrs. French prostrated with grief
and excitement. The forgave each
other, and went to Rockvllle early lart
night to be married. They wero unable
to obtain a license, and returned to
Washington, where they took the mid
night train for Hot Springs, Va. They
said they would be married there to
Sir. French's Statement.
"All's well that ends well." Mrs,
French said. Then she made this, state
ment for The Washington Herald-
"In iew of the grossly distorted in
terviews credited to me in various pa
pers concering the exact status of my
acquaintance anl business relations with
Mr Frederick V. Short, I deem it only
common justice to all concerned, and
particularly as regards Mr Short s repu
tation and integrity, to now gle ou
the correct version
"This Is positively the one and only
account I havo ;riv en for publication. ex-
cepurg tho interview I gave jour rep
reentatlve last evening
"Mr Short has handled a- total of $13.0(0
or my funds, and hat alwass paid me the
monthly returns agreed upon when our
agreement was signed, a learaco. Ho
holds my receipts for dividends? he nald
JUO-avrlnsJaatwinter-s Charleston evt-
Ing It stands to all human reaseif that
If I had not had implicit confidence In
Mr Short and his methods, in the first
place, and received the promised profits
on the first fi,000 I put up. I would not
hate more than doubled the Investment
' Mr bhort has mining and real estate
interests which consume a pccllon of his
time even ear This whole affair wa3
the outcome of Mr Short j, well-known
liberality About a week ago a young
fellow whom he had hefrlemlea and con
sidered responsible left the Kmcrsin
Hotel. Baltimore, suddenb, and Mr
Short guaranteed his bill.
Mory of rrr(.
"Since then this party has been Indict
ed for obtaining money under false pre
tenses from Mr fahort and others. Mr
Short consented to dclaj his trip to
Norfolk, and appear against this impos
tor He failed to give me the full facts
not wishing my name linked with such
unpleasant news Items.
' In the meantime. Irresponsible parties,
envious of Mr. Short's success, distorted
the facts and misquoted me, with a re
sult already public. '
Short, who is said to be an Austrian,
who also has borne the name ot Kurtz,
was arrested at the Kmerson Hotel In
Baltimore Saturday night, on a charge
of obtaining $1.0u0 under false pretenses
from Mrs. French It was aljeged that
altogether he had been given 13,000 b
the oung widow for Investment in his
When Short appeared for trial in Judrn
McPhaul s court in Baltimore yesterday
morning. Attorney cincood r Jlorey. of
Washington, was there to represent Mrs.
French Mr Morer. It is reported, had
not been advised of Mrs French's change
of mind toward prosecution of Short until
her letter to Short declaring she didn t
know why she had allowed herself to be
Influenced against Short was produced
Mr Morey stated the case to the court
as it thad been gien him Judge Mc
Phaul said he saw no grounds on which
to hold the defendant, and Short was
accordingly discharged
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 17 Pittsburg
Presbyterians heard to-day that William
Jennings Bryan had been put forward
by his church brethren of Nebraska as a.
candidate for moderator of the General
Presbytery Assembly in 1913. The assem
bly is to convene at Atlanta. Ga.. next
May Air. uryan, as a ruling elder of
the church, will represent his Presbrterv
at the meeting
Rev. Dr, W. L. McEwan, pastor of the
Third Presbyterian Church of this city,
has been prominently menUoned for sev
eral months as tbe strongest candidate
for moderator.
Allejrcd Slayers of Ilotenthal Hay
Know Fte To-niub.tr
New York. Nov. 17 The prosecution
nnd the defense of the four gunmen
charged with the assassination or Her
man Rosenthal. wll sum tip to-morrow,
and unless Judge Goff changes his plan
of Saturday the case will go to the
Jury Tuesday. Gamblers of the Tender
loin -were betting to-night 2 to 1 that
the four gangsters would be convicted
or nrst-degrc-e .muraer.
Former Magistrate Wahle, counsel for
'Lefty Louie," "Gyp the Blood."
'Whiter Lewis." and "Dago Frank."
will plead for their acquittal In a. care
ful review of all the testimony- intro
duced by the defense from 10.30 a. in
to 1.30 p. in.
Frank Moss, tbe assistant district at
torney, who has handled the prosecution
under the Immediate supervision ot Dis
trict Attorney Whitman, win address tha
jury at the altjrnoon session.
UniofT Head Hands Out ScafYi
M Arraignment of Roch-
- - j'-hs.t.'vs v- ' ' esw"fy
Rochester N T , Nov 17. The "Roches'
trr ' T pos" ga o a public reception and
luncheon this afternoon tft President
Lnch and his fellow'-delcgates from the
International Typographical Vniorj Th
affair wa? one of the most successful so
cial features of this contention Prcsl
dent Lynch delivered a speech to the print
ers, which startled them.
I am tired of coming to Rcchestcr and
uttending receptions where onl salve is
spread on," he declared "I am gjlng t
expose ou among friends I am going to
let these proiplnent visitors her know
the truth You hac only 3M member
In the Rochester T pographical Union out
of 600 printers cmplojcd upon newspapers
and in Job shops Why Three hundred
or OU seem afnld to risk 50 cents per
week In union dues to obtain $3 per week
lncreaso In your pay envelopes- There
must be a different breed of printers made
here than elsewhere.
"I believe It will require something
drastic, such as cutting their wages In
two and doubling their hours of labor
to convince the Rochester nonunion
printers that they should come Into the
union. I am ashamed to reveal the
wage scale you are working under to
our visitors her"
"Now, then. I bope I have insulted
you enough, so that you will take the
first opportunity to Join the Typograph
ical Union, If for the only reason of
voting against me at the next election."
"Big Jim" never received a more rous
ing demonstration than he got after
these remarks.
Secretary Frank Morrison, of the fed
eraUon, who is a printer, was well re
ceived. He spoke upon the progress of
the union mo?ment and gave statistics
showing how the ranks of the trade
unionists were increasing In Congress
ana other legislative bodies. He pointed
out to the printers how they could best
obtain remedial laws without adopting
the direct action advised by Socialists
and without allying their organization to
a political party which would swallow
tha union
During the afternoon President Gom-
pers and Congressman W. B. Wilson
addressed a mass meeting of citizens In
Convention Hall, both speaking upon the
advancement of the labor movement.
They showed Just where every citizen
has a persons? interest In the progress
or organized labor, several other speak?
era were heard
The Socialists held two meetings in
-.Although the fourteen committees
nave Deen in almost continuous sessions
since the adjournment on Thursday,
their work Is far from complete.
Some matters will be ready for report
to the convention when it reconvenes to
morrow morning, but the big issues are
not expected to be ready for action be
fore Tuesday.
New York Sleuths Come Here Look-
lug- for Clews.
New Tork. Nov. 17 Italian members of
the detective bureau were sent to Phila
delphia, Baltimore. Washington. Wil
mington, and other cities in the Eait in
an effort to locate Suielado Geracc! anil
his companion, Salv&tore Lombard!,
whose arrest, tbe .police assert, will bare
the mystery surrounding the murder of
Mrs. Carmelma Lombard! or Geraed.
wnose. ooay was iouna in tne mulpond
at Georgetown on November JC K ,,
Further clews unearthed to-day con
firm tho theory adduced yesterday that
Geraccl's fifteen- ear-old daughter Tur
ridl was also slain when she refused to
consent, to become a white slave. It tal
iinj( aupposwon oi ine ponce mat Jha
two bodice were placed In one trunk end
sent from tbe apartment at, 315 East
Fortieth Street. " to Georeefnwa rint.
Wbera Uwj- ware disposed of.
Atlanta. Ga., Nov 17 Former Gov
and former United States Senator Joseph
M. Terrell died at his homo here to-day
after a long Illness He succeeded Hon
A. S Clay In the Senate, and held the
office until the Incumbent, Hoke Smith,
was chosen
"Wizard of Electricity" to 'Take
Active Control of Vast
New Tork, Nov. 17 Thomas A. Edison.
"the wizard of electricity," who while
holding, financial control of the many
corporations that have been built around
his Inventions hss alwass permitted oth
ers to conduct the principal business
activities of his concerns, is now to be
come active commander-in-chief of tbe
whole corporate machinery.
This news became public to-day simul
taneously with the first announcement of
the resignation of Frank M Dyer as
president of the company and allied In
Mr. Der, who has been the head of
Mr Edison s business organization for
ten cars. handed his resignation to Carl
H. Wilson, general manager of tha Edi
son works, last Wednesday, and Mr,
Wilson delivered It to Mr Edison.
The fact that it was not made public
and the further fact that no'caute was
stated gave mystery to the matter. Mr.
Wilson declined to furnUh any informa
tion. He said he would make a. state
ment to-morrow, perhaps.
It Is known, however, that last
Wednesday Mr. Edison and Mr. Dyer
engaged in a sharp exchange of words
in tho office at the Edison works in
West Orange: that Mr. Dyer wrote out
his resignation Immedlatel. and that
he gave It to wtlson presumably be
cause he didn't want to hand It to the
chief In person
When Mr. Dyer was caned on the
telephone to-night ha said that mat
ters of personal Interest demanded his
Attention, and that he could not give
satisfaction to both
Asked why Mr. Edison had determin
ed to take executive charge 'of the
business, he replied:
"Mr. Edison has always been, the
head of the corporation In.reallty. He
Is taklntr charge offlctallybecause he
has no other man. in his employ who
could Ull my placed' j '
To .Fight lilffh'Vrtces.
South Bend, Ind ,":Nov.17. Two, thou
sand five hundred employes of tht Stude-baker-Corporatlon
have organized to flgh,t
the nign cost ot living, ana win start
with the co-operation' plan of buying coal
The system was discussed with the ad
vent of high prices, and a decision to or
ganize was reached almost as soon as
the, local campaign openea. nundrcdfT)f
handbills were distributed atrths factory
sad plars for making the fight against
excessive- ccal prices were taken up at a.
f llissssssssssssssssssl
f aWLaaLaaaW
xuass meeting. J i. '
Proposed Regulations Wiii Be
Ineffective Unless People
That the problem of protecting tho
public from collisions with vehicles will
not hav ueen solved when the new reg
ulations governing traffic shall have been
Issued Is the experience of men who
have studied the' street traffic problem
in all parts of the globe The pedestrian
cannot be protected against his' will, in
other words, the most stringent traffic
regulations possible, provided they per
mit traffic to move at all. will not In
sure the careless pedestrian who Insists
on Ignoring them The) arc framed for
foot as well as vehicle tnfflc, and If
the foot traffic disregards the rules the
foot traffic will suffer despite the most
heroic efforts on the part of the police
In London tho traffic problem Is more
serious than In an other city In the
world and requires greater enre and co
operation on the part of drivers and
pedestrians alike The Ixmdon Times,
recently. In a series of editorials dealln;
with the subject, had this to sal of the
duties of the pedestrian
l'rilrxtrlnn to Dlnnir.
"Inqulr reveals beyond dispute that
apart altogether fiom the question of
how man vehicles may be driven pedes-
trians themselves by contributory neg
ligence are largcl responsible for the
accidents which happen to them It is
clear that no amendment of the rules
of the road no fresh regulations and
no appliances contrived In the interests
of safety can help raateriall those who
are careless or indifferent Ab,ont Hand
edness also enters Into the question more
largely than might be suspected The
number of instances, particularly In the
city, where men step oft pavements In
front of vehicles without thinking of
what the are doing Is considerable, and
the police reports show that not a few
accidents are caused this way To the
pedestrian who is willing to take a 1'ttle
trouble to promote his own safety the
following maxims may be commended
Safi.tr Maxim.
"Don't start to cross any street unless
you have a clear view of the traffic on
both sides of the roadway. Be particu
larly watchful in the case of large ve
hicles moving at a slow rate near the
curb which may mask swifter traffic
moving up behind them
'Don't, when you have partly crossed
a street, suddenly dart hack again If a
swiftly moving vehicle appears to be
bearing down upon you It Is better to
stand still than to flounder about in the
street Motor -vehicles, even when going
at a high speed, can clear in an Instant
Immobile objects
"Don't cross diagonally a congested cor
ner, where several roads converge
"Don't hesitate to appeal to a policeman
if you are nervous or frightened
"Don't cross a, corner where there Is
converging traffic without glancing along
the side streets, as well as tbe thorough'
fare- you are about to traverse.
"Don't leave an omnibus or a tram car.
even St. a, recognized stopping station,
without keeping & sharp lookout for fol-low-on
traffic between you and the pave
ment "Don't enter or leave any convoance
wheii it is In. motion.
"oon't step off the footway to allow
another pedestrian to pass you until you
nave ascertained that there is no venicie
coming' immediately behind in the street
"Don't forget to make allowances for
tbe speed at which motor vehicles trivel
en wide-open roadways..
Don t and this is In tha nature of a l
warning to playful youth improperly
ride or attempt -to ride behind t vehicles.
This practice ought to have oecome x-
tmct with" the advent of the motor."
t After experiments eorrriac Mreral yttrJ rabbet,
met ntrs been taacentaUr tnuwpluted htm tb
bub ot the Amizocf to palats U tbe interior of
Lugett Moraine Cirenlation. i
S&CNfessed Find Said to
Be Seles of Wealthy
Police Official Declares Investiga
tion Was Stopped When Maniac
Was Located.
New Tork, Nov 17 It-has been learn.
ed by the police department that the
confessed murderer of little Joseph Jo
sephs, of Lackawanna. N V, who also
admits being the fiend who, on December
10. 1S02. strangled ten-year-old Michael
Kruck In Central Park. Is suspected ot
being the Insane member of a well-known
New York family.
At the time of the murder here In New
Tork. Detectives McCatferty and Price
ascertained that a certain man then liv
ing on the West Side was the most like
ly person to have lured the Innocent
little boy to his death They were de
veloping several clews In their Investiga
tion and had learned that the family of
the suspect had rallied to his defense
The "skeleton In the closet had been
carted awa "
It was at police headquarters to-day
that tne flrst definite clew regarding this
man's guilt was received. It was in the
form of a letter.
Letter Dated n attain.
"This letter, strange to relate, was
dated Buffalo, the city to which this pres
ent series of postal cards Is being direct
ed, ' said the official at police headquar
ters. "It told that the murderer of little
Michael Kruck was not the Greek flower
peddler or Jealous newsbuy as McCat
ferty and Price were quoted In the news
paper as sa)lng but a man who when
Insane from drink, was possessed with an
unconquerable csire to kill young bov .
"The inpector In charge of the detective
bureau at that time at once assigned cer
tain men to run down the writer of this
"Thev were making good progress, when
suddenly all activity In the case nrmMi
to cease, and McCaffcrty and Price wer
put on other w ork. The murder soon wa
classed as 'an unsolved mstery, and
now. with the renewal of confessions ty
letter, I won t be at all surprised it rela
tives againstepped In and kept the u
from giving himself uc'-v jt?
9 list Information,
McCaffcrty. who was later promoted
to inspector of the detective bureau I
dead Price at present has charge of
the Bronx detective bureau, and is rated
as the most skilled investigator In th
department He said to-day that lie
las valuable Information regarding the
Kruck murder and intends turning It
over to his superiors Bejond this he
refused to talk on the cas The police
renewed activity In the matter, however,
and began a series of inquiries
One of the detectives sent out Lieut
Mulligan, of the West Side distrkt lo
cated the prceont home of lh Kruck
family at 130 West Slxtj first Street All
facts regarding the murder of the OJng
DO were detailed to him
The Kruck family consi&ts of Henri
D Kruck. a tailor with his shop at
IIS west Forty-tnird Street his wife
Rov, and four children Miss Cammile
seventeen yea old James Harr and
John Mrs Kruck has held special serv
ices ever Saturday night for the heap
ing of vengence on the murderer of h'r
son. She said to-da at last her appeal
has been heard and she feel assured the
fiend will soon be given his due
tlll Italnt In .lanmlrn.
Klngs'on Jamaica. Nov 17 Although
the terrific storm that has prevailed over
the Islands since last Friday has in a
measure abated, rain continues to fall In
torrents. Telegraph and telephone com
munication N completely disorganized
Reports filtering in .to-day report some
damage on the north side of the island,
malnl to planters. The railroad com
panies are also hear losers from numer
ous washouts
et Hoaat rieatant Coaffrrcatlcmal CTnureh.
Pastor if Mf. feasant Cm
pifatioial Giwrcii t Re
turn ti New Enfiatd.
Minister Reads Resignation Letter
1o Congregation Owing the
" Merning Service.
In a letter which he himself read to
Ills congregation yesterday morning.
Rev. F. J. Goodwin, pastor of the Mount
Pleasant Congregational Church. Four
teenth. Street and Columbia Road, re
signed his pastorate. The minister said
that he realized he was not in accord
with the majority of the members of
the church on certain churchy policies
and for this reason had decidedTo leave.
He has given no intimation of his fu
ture plans, but It is understood that
he intends returning to a New Eng
land charge. The resignation becomes
effective January 1
Dr Goodwip succeeded the late Rev.
Dr Ross M. Fishburn as pastor of the
Mount Pleasant Church about three
vears ago. He came to Washington
from Massachusetts. A graduate of Am
herst College, class of ISC. he received
last June the degree of doctor of dl
vinlt from his alma mater
Loner Under Consideration.
"Tor nearly a year I have been con
s'derlng the advisability of resigning my
position,- Rev Mr Goodwin said yes
terday ' Indeed, carl in February I
wrote a leter looking o that end. but
r-rally decided to postpone the step
which would result In everlng of pas
toral relations. His letter, in part
"I believe however that the time has
now come for the expression of m pre
vious purpose One of the reaons tor this
action Is a purel personal one Ever
since I came to Washington I have felt
mest keenl the pccullarl enervating ef
fects of the-climate nd though I have
never been posltlvel ill during m re'l
dence In the city, I have seldom brojght
to m work the full ph steal vigor tf
which I have been accustomed. nI I
have been unable to my own sattsfactinn
to do tlie regdlar pulpit work and tbe
normal, pastoral work of the pariih, to
a nothing of ro inability to meet the
ever Increasing exacting parochial de-irandt-
which the congregation constantly
makes of Its minister.
"But. more than this. I find that 1 am
not In accord with the majority of the
church ax to the Ideals of Its growth and
prosperity and the prorer methods which
should be u.ed to advance the inteest
of Its work
Frit In the- Mlnnrll.
"I know by personal observation and
conference that there is a strong, in
telligent, and earnest minority In the1
church who agree with me In cherlh
ing the Ideals which I have held In my
work among ou though I would not
be so bold a to claim that the would
approve of all of m methods of gain
ing thce ends, or that the would h
wjjling to admit that these method,
have alwas been carried to their
highest perfection
I am aware moreover that a mln
orlt In a church of a democratic form
of organization, like a mlnorltj in a
democratic form of government, may
win In the end. but it almost Invari
abl loses In the present and In the
near future However I maj regret
the fact. I recognize that, be the
causes those which I have named or
Implied or others which I have not.
I am In a mlnorlt in this church to
day M course of action accordingly
Is plain After patient and repeated
conferences with many members of
the church, official and unofficial, a
number of both whom I count among
my personal friends. I have come to
the conclusion that a man of different
tpe than mself can meet better than
the Immediate wants and demands
if not the Immediate need., of the church
and congregation
I 1
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