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WASHINGTON. D. "C, SATURDAY, NTOMBER 30. 1912. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
TROOPS OF FIVE
Gtrmany, Austria, Russia, Roumania and Servia
Make Active War PreparationsGonti
' nental Chancellories in Turmoil.
PEACE NEGOTIATIONS STILL CONTINUE
Eperiat CaMe'ta Da Waahtastoe Solid.
Constantinople, Sov. 29. Following a meeting of the council
ministers which adjourned at 10 o'clock to-night thePorte issued, the
"The pourparlers at Baghtche are proceeding in a satisfactory
manner and there is reason to hope that an armistice may be signed
in a day or two."
The grand vizier had an audience with the Sultan to-day and
also visited the Bussian'and British Ambassadors.
London, Nov. 29. Active war measures by Germany, Austria,
Roumania, and Servia proceeded to-day after an apparent lull of two
days, and to-night the conflict which the European chancellories, have
been trying to avert is no longer a possibility,, but a probability.
Meantime the Bulgar-Turkish conflict on the Tchatalja lines has
been Tesumed with renewed fury.
two entire Turkish divisions near the village of Marhamli, between
Dedaghatche and Demotica, and captured the entire force, consisting
of about 10,000 men, including two generals and 300 officers. Eight
mounted guns, with" several thousand horses and great quantities of
ammunition were captured.
A general mobilization order was issued late to-day, according
to advices from Bucharest.
RESERVES CALLED TO COLORS.
Eight thousand German rcserosts were ordered to-day to beready
to join the colors.
Replying to a question as to the preparedness of Germany for
war, Gen. Josias von Heeringen,- -
the German war minister, said ten
day in the German Parliament:
It end r toe. "War.
"I can give the' positive assurance
that everything necessary for the
eventuality of war .has been done."
A dispatch from Riga' states that all
the Austrian reservists, residing: In the
Baltic provinces have beSn .recvlled.
KaMlnm Itunh Stabilization.
The Russian ministers are energetic
ally pushing their war plans. Mobi
lized on the frontier In the vicinity of
1he points of centralization of the Aus
trian forces are 60.000 Russian troops
ready for Instant duty In the field.
Albania, having proclaimed her In
dependence, to-day asked Austria's aid
in repelling the Servian occupation.
This action very plainly pleased Italy.
which country may yet be drawn Into
The Servian government, in view of
the hard fighting done by the Servian
troops against the Turks, Is showln;
amazing alacrity in mobilizing formid
able forces and rushing them to the
chief objective points.
Servia Ready for War.
Despite the Turkish campaign, with
which she may not yet be done. Servia
Is taking every precauUon to be able
to do the lion's share of fighting in a
second, and far greater, conflict. The
Danube division has already occupied in
trenched positions near the town of Se
mendria. The war office has called out
the recruits of 1913 and ISM. and the
ranks of the Turkish prisoners are be
ing searched for Christian soldiers will
ing to enlist In the new cause. Hun
dreds of such Christians have been
According to the Vienna Reichpost,
the Servians plan another Tchalatja line
of defense, and with that end In view
cattle and cereals are being, requisition
ed and rusher to that point! There are
already 100,000 Servian troops encamped
i nthe vicinity and the number Is rap
idly being swelled.
Announcing the taking of the Adriatic
port. Gen. Jankovltch, the Servian com
rrander. telegraphed to Belgrade this
"We have taken Durazzo for per
The Austrian premier to-day announc
ed the speedy Introduction of at least
three measures providing for moouiza
BABBI DENIES STORIES
OF MASSACRES OF
HEBREWS BY GREEKS
The Greek Legation in Washington
has been officially informed of a letter
received by Prince Nicholas of Greece,
from the Grand Rabbi of Salonlki, In
which the rabbi expresses his indigna
tion against thp calumnies spread by
the Turks and other Interested parties
to the effect that the Greek soldiers
committed outrages against the He
brew population and synagogues of
that country. -
The rabbi has Informed the prince
ancTleadlng representatives of the He
brew race In Europe that the Greek
authorities have established perfect or
der In Salonlki, and have everywhere
extended protection to the Hebrew
5IUDENTS STORM EMBASSY.
St Petersburg. Nov. S. Peace reserves
were called out to-day to quell a demon
stration at the Austrian Embassy by
Russian students. Anti-Austrian senti
ment Is at a white heat among the stu
dents In the city who are holding mass
meetings calling upon the government
to assume an aggressive attitude.
ADRIANOFLE NEAR TO FAIL.
Sofia, Nov. 23. The Bulgarians have
been steadily advancing on Adrlanople
through last night and to-day, and "now
their most advanced lines are within
1,100 yarns of the inner city.
The Bulgarians to-day enveloped
Former New York Gily Cham
berlain Taken to the
VERDICT LATE AT NIGHT
Political Adviser of Major Gaynor
Convicted on Charges of
New York, Nov. 29. Charles H. Hyde,
former city chamberlain and protege of
Mayor Gaynor, was to-night convicted
of bribers', the punishment for which is
ten years' Imprisonment or $10,000 fine.
or both at the discretion of the court.
The verdict of the Jury was rendered
at 11:39 p. m. after the Jury had been
In actual deliberation 44 minutes.
Hyde, until a year ago chief political
adviser of Mayor Gaynor. and one of
the leading spirits In his administra
tion, received the verdict of the Jury
sitting, the usual rule of forcing the
defendant and Jurors to stand having
been Ignored In his case.
He turned deathly pale, but evidenced
no other sign of emotion.
The crime for which Hyde was con'
victed consisted of forcing President Rob
in, "of the defunct Northern Bank.
make a large loan to the tottering Car
negie Trust Company, on a threat that
If -the loan was not forthcoming the city
deposits In the Northern Bank, over
which deposits Hyde had control, would
Exposure- Follows Dank Failure.
Exposure of the crime came a little
less than two years ago when, with the
failure of the Carnegie Trust Company,
a number of smaller institutions. Includ
ing the Robin banks, alsowent to the
Immediately after the verdict had been
recorded and the formal motions for
setting aside the verdict and the grant
ing of a new trial had been made Hyde
was hurried across the 'Bridge of sighs"
to the Tombs. v J
For the first time since his arrest,
eighteen months ago, Hyde, former high
rltv official, habitue of the Hotel Knick
erbocker, friend -and companion of the
fast racing set of New York, was locked
In a cell. He spent the night there.
Following his indictment. Hyde made a
most determined effort to avoid trial.
More than twoscore motions of various
kinds have been made In half a dozen
different courts, all tending toward a
delay of the proceedings.
Not until fifteen days ago was the last
resort of skillful lawyers exhausted, and
then a date for the trial was fixed.
He was called to trial on November
20, a-Jury was secured the first day, and
has taken just eignt actual court
days to establish his guilt.
To-night's verdict was a complete sur
prise to Hyde as well as his attorneys,
al of wfibm had been looking forward
confidently to an acquittal.
SERVIAN PRINCE STRICKEN.
Vienna, Nov. 29. Prince George of
Servia has been transported from the
iront to Belgrade suffering from tv.
Mldridge E. Joidgd Zs Slated
To Bead IncmgW'ulCommiite
Costello Probably Will Go
to New York To-day to
Arrange for the
.Eldrldge E. Jordan Is slated for chair
man of the. Inaugural committee. It was
cukicu usi nigm on gooa authority, and
hio formal appointment bv "William l.
McCombs, chairman of the Democratic
.National committee, may. be expected
to-day or Monday
William V. Cox. it was reported, would
bo chairman of the general committee's
finance committee, and several other
subcommittee' chalrmanthlpsare said to
cave been practically disposed of as the
result or conferences of yesterday.
Three names. It Is understood, had
consideration until the last-Eldridge K.
Jordan. Robert N. Harper, and William
V. Cox and the Influences brought to
bear for each of them axe said to have
been national as well as local. It was
rumored at one time thai National Com
mitteeman John- F. Costello had. In fact.
submitted to Mr. McCombs, whose pre
rogative It is to appoint, all three names,
with their recommendations, leaving to
Mr. McCombs the selection of tho chair
man of the inaugural committee a choice
that actually is made by the District of
Columbia National Committeeman of the
Late last night, however, it was stated
with apparent finality that Mr. Jordan
had been decided upon. It was said to
be probable that Mr. Costello would go
to, New York to-day and arrange with
Mr. McCombs for the announcement.
The contest for the Inaugural commit
tee chairmanship for 1913 haa been wag
ed on larger political lines than ever
before, it Is said by old residents of the
District. The position Is one of high
distinction, for It brings Its tenant Into
close touch with the new President and
generally establishes social relations of
This year, despite the fact that Mr.
Jordan, said to be slated for the place,
is generally known as a Bull Moose, the
political aspect of the contest has been
None of the persons most directly con
cerned with the reports that Mr. Jordan
had been selected would talk for publi
cation last night.
Rich Brooklyn Girl and Cfiaof-
feur, Solvit by Police, Are
While Mabel Pastre. seventeen years
old. of 470 Fifteenth Street. Brooklyn. N.
Y., was being frantically sought by her
father, Alexander E. Pastre. a wealthy
garage owner, who Invoked the aid of
the police and announced through the
newspapers that he would forgive his
daughter If she had happened to run
away and got married to Joseph Kemp,
a chauffeur, a girl who gave her name as
Mabel F. Pastre and her age as nine
teen, was being married In Washington
to a man who gave his name as Harry
S. Kent and his age as twenty-one.
The bride must have been Alexander
Pastre's runaway daughter, for a dis
patch from New York late last night
stated that the frantic father had re
ceived this telegram from Washington:
"Am married and happy Will be home
In a week. "MABEL."
Father Pastre wired back his blessing,
"Come home soon."
"Kent"- and Mifs Pastre were married
about ! o'clock yesterday afternoon by
the Rev. W. I. McKenney, pastor of
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, at
the parsonage. E09 hlrd Street North
west. Both of them said Washington was
their place of residence, and they were
accompanied by a party of persons who
were said to be, severally, a brother, a
mother, and other kinswomen of the
groom. The woman who said she was
the groom's mother told Mr. McKenney
that the groom and the bride were of
marrying age. She said that the bride's
people live In New York.
Kent or Kemp and his bride slipped
away from everybody After the cere
mony. They will return to Brooklyn
after a short honeymoon.
15,000 DIE IN
That 13,000 persons were probably killed
and wounded In a typhoon that swept the
Philippine Islands last Tuesday was re
ported yesterday In cable dispatches to
the Bureau of Insular Affairs.
The typhoon swept the Vlsayas and
Is said to Have practically destroyed
Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, arfd to
have wrought enormous damage and
loss of life at Caplz, the capital of the
province of Caplz.
Tacloban has a population of 12.000.
Caplz has a population of over 3X000.
Caplz Is (he terminal of the railroad from
Hollo. It Is a most important sugar
Aid Rained to Scene.
The first news of the catastrophe came
In a dispatch from the governor general
of the -Philippines. 'No figures of the
dead ort Injured were given, but It was
stated that probably half the population
of the two cities had been lost.
The gdvernGr general 'sent his dispatch
on Thursday. He, informed the depart
ment inai ne was rusning -a.snipioad of
food, clothing, and "all, 'available medical
supplies to'. Tacloban. All telegraphic
communication has been destroyed, and It
Is, Impossible' ,to get ..other than vague
reports of .the extent of the .disaster. That
Tacloban has suffered atf enormous loss
of life is believed to be certain.
Following the receipt of the dispatch
announcing the heavy casualties In the
Vlsayas. the Red Cross prepared to rush
a relief fund to the governor general.
The "Washington office has cabled ihe
Insular government 'aeklnr how great,
is incur neeo.
WILL BE HEAD OF INAUGURAL COMMITTEE.
RETURNS FROM EUROPE,
Young Mrs. Alsop
from Trip to Knrope.
With rings on her lingers. Mrs. Edward
. Alsop. the pretty nineteen-year-old
wife of the septuagenarian millionaire,
who has a home at 13U2 Twentieth Street
Northwest, is back after her tour of Eu
rope with several women friends, and
soon will return to Washington with Mr.
Alsop. who remained at home while his
bride was seeing the old countries.
Mrs. Alsop. formerly Effle Pope 21X11.
landed In New York Thursday, with Mrs.
Alice Martin. Mrs. Tom Pierce, who had
been of her party) remains abroad. Mrs.
Alsop was delighted to get back home,
she said, and she and Mr. Alsop were
reported to have left Immediately for
the Capital. At the Alsop home It was
slated last night, however, that they
were not in Washington.
The trip abroad was very wonderful.
Mrs. Alsop Is quoted as saying. She
wore some very handsome rings and
other jewels, indicating that she had
plenty of spending money. Altogether
she had a great time, she said.
SHERIFF SENDS NOTICES
OF SICKLES' AUCTION SALE
TO GOTHAM MILLIONAIRES
New York. Nov. 3 In an effort tcf
help Gen. Daniel W. Sickles, Sheriff Har
burger to-day mailed to about seventy
flve wealthy men In New York notices
of the auction sale that Is td be held
at the .Sickles residence In Fifth Ave
nue next Wednesday. The personal prop
erty of the general will be sold to sat
isfy a CCO0 judgment
The sheriff stated that he had sent
out the notices because the personal
property offered at tho sale, will be such
as would appeal mainly to men of
wealth as curios and ornaments. Tne
recipients of the notice include J. P.
Morgan, Andrew Carnegie. Vincent As
tor. John D. Itockercller.. Jr.. William G
Rockefeller John D. Archbold, Howard
Brokaw. Frederick Vanderbllt. Chaun
y M. Depew, Peter Doelder, Payne
"Whitney, Lee Shubert and others.
lj Baltlmore-and Return,
Every Saturday- and Sunday. Good to.
i-i. m until q a m train Monday. All
(trains both ways, including the Royal
j-ifa - (M
iins. miwAiin n. ai.sop.
rhoto by Ilinis-Ewiox.
TO THE SENATE
Guv. Goldsborongli Appoints
fjir Rayik '
8rcUl in Tb Viitoii llfnll
Annapolis. Jja.. Nov; 29. Gov. Golds
borough to-night announced the appoint
raent of William P. Jackson, of Wicomico
C ounty, as jnited States Senator to All
ti.t the unexpired terjhtot the late Isldor
Mr. Jackson is a -prominent lumber
merchant of the Eastern Shore, and has
been actively identified with the regular
KipubUcan party. Mr. Jackson will
serve until the next legislative session In
im Mr. Jackson was regarded by many
Republicans as the logical man for the
Scnatorshlp, though his appointment was
opposed In other quarters.
TWO LUMBERBAR0NS DI
SENATE FROM MARYLAND
By the appointment of William P.
Jackson, of Salisbury. Md.. to the United
States Senate to succeed the late Isldor
Ravner, Maryland will be represented In
that body by two millionaire lumber
barons. Mr. Jackson, the new Senator.
a member of the firm of Jackson
Bros. & Co., lumber merchants of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland. Ills father,
former Representative Jackson, and him
self have made fortunes In lumber. John
Walter Smith, the Democratic Senator,
also Is a lumber millionaire, being heavily
Interested In mills nnd timber holdings
In Sussex. Surrey, and Nansemond Coun
The new Republican Senator from
Maryland comes from a family that has
been prominent in that State for years.
(lis uncle, Ellhu E. Jackson, was a Dem
ocratic Governor of that State years ago.
His father served In Congress during 1W1-
03 and 190T-09.
Knther Turned ltepnbllcnn.
Senator Jackson's father was a Demo
crat back In the days of the early 'SCs.
He .did not espouse the Republican cause
until the Cleveland administration began
to show a strong Inclination toward free
trade. William II. Jackson, sr., then
grew lukewarm toward Democracy, and
In a few years flopped over completely
to the Republican party. It was the am
bition of the elder Jackson to follow In
the foosteps of his brother, the Gov
ernor, by being elected Governor and
then to go to the United States Senate.
This he has never been able to realize.
Twlde he came to Congress with the
hope that a seat in the House would
put him In line for these high honors at
the hands of the Maryland people.
Jackson, jr., the new Senator. Is some
thing of a self-made business man.
Started, In business by his father, he has
added several mllllolT'dolIars by his own
efforts to the nest egg given him when
a young" man. '
His advent in politics was made four
years ago, when he was placed on the
Republican National Committee.
Gov. Goldsborouxh and Senator Jack
son are intimate-politically and personally.
Senator -Jackson was one of the largest
contributors to Gov. Goldsborough's
Tfflnkn Earth Caused. Son' Death.
Denver, - Colo..- Nov. '23. Believing that
chemical Ingredients in the earth of tho
State School - Athletic Field at Golden
Was partly responsible fori his son's
death,- Prof. George W Sclmelder to-day
prepared to test the earth. If traces of
arsenic are found In sufficient quantities
to be responsible for the many mysteri
ous wounds of students who have been
hurt a new athletic field will be found.
1.3? t& Baltimore) and Relnrei.
Saturdays and Sundays,, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets good returning
until 9 a. m. Monday. All regular trains
except (fongresstonai umitea.
i., c3K-.afe-j1avjSi- -'.,Ask.- A.lfc !& 4- sSfe
House District CenmiitMi
Will Demand Investigation of
' Proposed Traction Deal. '
POMERENE TO ACT JOINTLY
Resolutions Will Be Introduce! in
Both Houses cf Congress
By josepii p. .vxxisr.
Believing that the proposed merger of
the Washington Railway and Electric
Company with the Washington-Virgin
ia corporation Is an .effort to anticipate
and evade ,the jurisdiction conferred
upon the District Commissioners through
his bill creating a public utilities com
mission. Representative William A. Old
field, of the House District Committee,
will Introduce early next wk a reso
lution calling for a thorough Congres
sional . Investigation of the proposed
Mr. Oldfleld returned to Washington
late Thursday evening and Immediately
was Informed of the proposed deal. As
a result of the summer activities of the
traction company. Mr. Oldfleld has de
cided upon a course of action, which he
hopes will accomplish two results, viz:
hasten the action of the House District
Committee on his public utilities bill
and prevent the culmination of the pro
posed merger until his bill or the Gal-llnger-Works
bill, which passed the Sen
ate hist session, and is very similar to
the Oldfleld measure, shall have been
enacted Into law.
The Oldfleld resolution will require the
House District Committee or a subcom
mittee thereof to conduct the Investiga
tion. A similar resolution will be intro
duced in the Senate by Senator Fomer-
Hopes to Escape Probe.
That the local traction company hopes
by the proposed merger with the Vir
ginia corporation to escape the inquisi
torial powers with which the Board of
District Commissioners as a public utll
ltles commission Is Invested Is the be
lief of Mr. Oldfleld. and this belief is
shared by many members of Congress,
ho have returned to Washington re
The charge against the traction com
pany Is that It hopes not only to protect
lie pres-nt overcapitalization generally
charged to be enormoxs bu( io increase
this before the utilities commission gets
Into action. The hope of those who have
been fighting the traction company for
years Is that the utilities commission will
draw off some of the water now Involved
In the financial condition -of the com
pany and serve as an effective stop on
plans for further watering of this stock.
The resolution will charge that the pro
posed merging of the two lines Is a vio
lation of the company's charter, which
is held to prohibit such action except un
der the provisions of the act of June S.
Mr. Oldfleld spent several hours yes
terday looking Into the situation and late
In the afternoon conferred with Engi
neer Commissioner Judson. who has been
in very close touch with both House and
Senate committees since the work of
framing public utilities bills commenced.
Utilities Hill t'p.
The Oldfleld utilities bill will be one
of the first pieces of legislation to be
considered by the House District Com
mittee this session If Mr. Oldfleld can
bring it about. The bill was pnpared
last session fecveral months before ad
journment, but for one reason or an
other failed to receive the attention of
the committee before the situation was
complicated by the Jones-Works liquor
bill, which blocked further District leg
islation because of the unwillingness of
members to pass upon liquor legislation
before election time. This unwillingness
resulted in the absence of a quorum on
regular meeting days of the committee
(or months before Congress adjourned.
Throughout this time, however. It was
authoritatively reported, that the chair
man of the House District Committee
was unwilling that tho utilities bill be re
ported out until he had subjected it to
the most thorough-going scrutiny to in
sure against the presence of "Jokers"
which might Invalidate the measure In
the event that it became law. It Is un
derstood that much of the summer has
been given to this review of the bill
and that In some form It will be ready
for consideration at the first meeting "of
Swept by a stiff northwest breeze, fire
which was discovered late last night has
destroyed the administration building of
the Maryland Agricultural College at
College Park; Md. The old building,
erected In 1SS9, waa, burning at I o'clock
this morning. SACeral other buildings
are threatened. All efforts to check .the
spread of the flames 'seem Impossible 'at
While guests attending a dance were
at supper fire broke out In the attic of
the administration building. The cause.
It Is believed, was due to the crossing of
electric wires. The new building, which
was erected in 1904. at a cost of $60,000. Is
said to be Insured, while the old struc
ture, which was erected at a cost of
nearly 300,000 more than halt a century
ago, is only partly Insured.
Owing to lack of water facilities, the
fire spread with great rapidity, and the
Hyattsvllle Fire Department, which re
sponded, was un