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Taft Would Not Make It the
Foot Ball of Pdlitics.
Frowns on Attacks Aimed to Arouse
Unjust Prejudice.
President Sends Greeting to Hardware
Men Meeting in Convention
in Atlantic City.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. October 24.?A
letter from President Taft to the American
Hardware Manufacturers' Association
and the National Hardware Association
was read at today's session of the
Joint convention. It folldws:
"Beverly. Mass., October IS, 1912.
"My Dear Mr. Jantz:'
i am very giaa to sena a message or
greeting to the members of the American
Hardware Manufacturers' Association
and tie National Hardware Association
on the occasion of their annual joint convention.
One of the members of your
association wrote me the other*day that
what this country needs most is industrial
peace. There can he no* such "peace
in the absence of national prosperity and
I am glad to believe that-tke- members of
your association are doing their full share
to welcome the prpsjper^y. wljiQh. ig ji^st
at our door by maintaining our present
economic business basis and by the encouragement
of husine&s" expansion and
progress through legitimate use of capital
"I am a firm believer in a tariff board
or tar-.ff commission. I do not contend
that the tariff can be taken out of politics
in the sense that it will never be
made the subject of political controversy.
Men differ radically as to the economical
wisdom of a protective tariff, or a tarifT
f r revenue only, and that must always
be the subject of political discussion. But
here is a means of taking the ascertainment
of facts away from a tribunal like
the ways and means committee which is
necessarily hurried in its conclusions and
necessarily lacking in the thoroughness
and temper which are essential. to reach
impartial conclusions.
Veto of the Metal "Rill
"Probably no industries affected by the I
tariff need scientific and impartial concisions
mpre than tbo.se which are repteeented
in your convention. In my
message of August 14' last, returning to
the Congress without my approval the
bill to revise the metals schedule. I pointed
out that in this schedule iron and
steel as primary products are less than
one-third in value of the subject matter
overed by -the schedule. I presented a
table showing that included in the metals
schedule are fifty-nine allied industries
of sufficient importance to justify
separata classification, study and roperi
by the census bureau. I pointed out further
that foundry and machine shop
products, which are secondary products
f the iron and steel industry, are made
y more than 13,000 competing establishments.
with an invested capital of more
: an a billion and a half dollars, with
more than half a million wage earners
tnployed and producing nearly a billion
and a quarter dollars in value of products
annually. Every dollar of this capital
and every workman employed in the industry
was directly affected by the bill,
and I opuld not find, either in the report
of the committee on ways and means
t the House or. to any extent, in the
discussion of the schedule, that serious
nsideration had been given to the ef?-ct
of this revision on this particular
branch of the industry, and the same
thing is true of more than two-thirds of
r..e industries covered by the schedule.
Machine Tools on Free List.
"There was little logical relation between
the reductions made by this bill
in the schedule. For example, steam engines
and machine tools in the present
aw are dutiable at 30 per cent. In this
evision steam engines were reduced to
1"> per cent and the whole machine-tool
.ndustry was put on the free list, without
ny reason whatever being given In the
*? port of the ways and means committee
.n either case for such action. The term
machine tools' has already been the
subject of much litigation, and its scope
should be clearly defined before the great
variety of articles which it now seems to
cover are placed on the free list. The
expansion of our foreign trade wou>d
seem to demand that a transfer to the
free list, like the one made in the bill, of
such an enormous range of undetermined
products and the opening of the best
market in the world to free and unrest
rlct?d competition should not be made
kiinoui ai me saiuc iiiur at icaoi ociur;ng,
as s the case now of specified agriultural
implements, the privilege of a
like free entry into the markets of our
I refer to these facte to bring home to
. he members of your association some of
t' e dangers of ill-advised political tinkering
with business. I vetoed the bill
which would have spelled ruin to many
f you. because I was unwilling to apI
rove legislation which vitally affected
r.ut only millions of workingmen and the
families dejiendent on them, but hundreds
of millions of dollars' worth of
-locks of goods in the hands of storekeepers
and distributers generally, withit
first providing for a careful and disinterested
inquiry into the conditions of
he whole, industry.
Must Not Be Political Foot Ball.
"And so, I say, we must not make
legitimate business the foot hall of poll icj.
We must have investments from
which to secure a large wages fund,
which is needed to support the wageearners.
We must inspire in the business
men who control thee investments
the confidence that they will not be
driven out of business. Let us put our
shoulders together in a movement to promote
the business prosperity of the country
by frowning down those attacks that
are engendered not by a real desire to
eliminate abuses, but by a wish to arouse
in the people an unjust prejudice, and
rale* wu v frnm them their rlear
tion as to their real Interest in encouraging
the investment of capital, in commending
its thrifty, wise and lawful use
to secure good and reasonable profit, and
to enjoy the widespread Influence of the
prosperity that business thus encouraged
is bound to shower upon the people at
large. Sincerely,
"G. H. Jantz. Esq.. President American
Hardware Manufacturers' Association,
New York city."
More Than 2,500 Mentally Defective
Children in Mew York Schools.
NEW YORK, October 24.?After calling
several alienists Into consultation on
the subject of mentally defective chi!dren
in New York public schools the board of
education has voted to appoint two physicians
and two Inspectors to have the
< are of such children, and a social worker.
whose duty it will be to take up the
.eases with the parents. More than 2,500
'children classed as "mentally defective"
re at present enrolled in the New York
Collections for Year in Dis- I
trict, $8,633,799.55.
INCREASE IS $780,482.33 (
Realty, Personal and Miscellaneous 1
Lists Show Large Gains.
Recommends Legislation to Aid J X
Work of Garnering Money.
Wants Two New Offices.
All records for tax collection by the District
of Columbia government were j *
smashed during the twelve months that i a
ended July 1, last, the total receipts being *
$8,033,799.55, or an increase of $780,482.33 1
in the collection of any previous year.
Increases in the returns of every rev- c
emie-producing source are shown by the
annual report of Collector of Taxes j
Charles C. Rogers, submitted to the Dis- g
trict Commissioners today. Realty taxes a
were greater by $486,759. and personal \
taxes by $30,715,74. Miscellaneous receipts s
recorded a healthy increase, amounting t
to $152,526.06.
Trust funds collected during the year
amounted to $1,397,234.84, an increase of
$190,572.22. while there was collected on Q
account of miscellaneous receipts credit- ed
to the United States $138,856.48, an increase
over last year of $103,360.69.
Water Fund Collections.
The total water fund collected, including
rents, etc.. was $676,86*1.61, or $45,747.32
more than was collected during
According to the report there is still on
the books of the office a large balance of c
realty taxes assessed to the Washington
rja o T .5 o V? a floo w n ^
vauo uieiib vuiupan.i aim mc ucwifeciunu
Gas Light Company, on their service i
pipes and meters, for the years 1906 to t
1912, inclusive, which have not been paid,
and also a large balance of realty taxes
assessed to the Washington Terminal
Company and the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company for the years 1910 to ?
1912, inclusive, for the use of certain h
streets, etc., on which settlement likewise <j
is due.
When these accounts have been adJusted,
it is stated, the balances of un- e
paid realty taxes for the last twenty d
years will average less than $4,000 a year, t
Recommendations are made by Collector t
Rogers for legislation providing additional
means for the collection of real
estate taxes in arrears and a law that
will confer authority for the cancellation
of personal taxes that have not been n
paid and have been in arrears five years. 0
More Offices Desired. *
The collector also has requested the s
Commissioners to include in their estl- B
mates for the next fiscal year provision A
for tM creation of additional offices to be P
filled by a chief bailiff and an assistant ?
Under the present law when property n
is offered at a tax sale and the collector a
cannot procure an outside purchaser it is 8
bid in by the District. The taxes, therefore,
remain unpaid and the procedure, it 8
is claimed, is of no ben *lt to the District.
In connection with the recommends- n
tlon made for the cancellation of personal a
taxes In arrears Collector Rogers states *
that 95 per cent of the personal tax levy i!
is collected every year- a
Personal Tax Problem. s
"Personal taxes are assessed in July 3
of each year and are not due and payable s
until the May following, which is ten
months later," he points out. "During this 0
time many persons close their places of j
business, transfer their personal property, 0
leave the city and, in many ways, fix ^
themselves so that it is impossible for a
the collector to pursue and collect the
amount owing the District. Now all of
the taxes of this kind remain on the
books of the assessor and collector for all j
time. I do not consider this good accounting
and, if authority of some kind 8
were given us, it would enable the Dis- a
trict to clean up the personal tax books i
at given intervals."
The report states that the real estate
tax sale last year was the largesrt the 6
District has ever had. More than 10,000 t
parcels were reported to the collector by
the assessor on which taxes were In ar- 1
rears. After the property was adver- c
tlsed fcr sale many payments were c
made. The collector finally was compell- ?
ed to sell 5,637 lots, on many of which \
were Improvements, and the sale amount- c
ed to iiao.oeo.ua ^
? t
Alarmed by Admission He Had |
Hilled Two Men. I
N'EW YORK, October 24.?Startled by
her husband's admission that he had
willed two men. "one In Buffalo, X. Y.. I
and one in Hungary," Mrs. Alexander
Rapp has had the Newark police arrest
her husband pending an investigation
into his story. She declared that Rapp
had beaten her and threatened at the
time "to do to her what he had done to
two men " Rapp will be held until his
photograph and Bertillon measures can
be sent to the podce of Buffalo and to
his home in Hungary.
Cayman, Locked Up Six Months,
Alive and Ravenously Hungry.
HAMMOND, Ind., October 24.?Frank
D. Mcllroy. president of a manufacturing
concern here, while rummaging
through a trunk which had been in storage
for six months and which had beKlc
Kr/\4 .. a. mm ^
luilgru IU 1UO Utymci, JCSIC1 Utt) Uttllic *
upon a young alligator eight Inches long.
The cayman was alive and ravenously
Mr. Mcllroy was summoned to Central.
Ala., last summer, stating that his brother
was dy.ng. He arrived there after his
death, took possession of his brother's
effects and brought them home. Among
them was the trunk, which he placed In
storage without examining its contents.
Lynchburg, Va., D. A. R., Unveils
Tablet to Founder of City.
LYNCHBURG. Va.. October 24.-The *
Blue Ridge Chapter. D. A. R., this morning
unveiled a tablet to the memory of r
John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg.
The tablet is at the foot of the 9th street
steps leading to the corporation court.
Members of the city council were invited
guests. <
John Lynch established a ferry and i
ferry house here and had the town in- t
corporated in October, 178& He died I
October 31, 1821. <
Bulgarian Troops Capture
desperate Fighting in the Vicinity
of Knmanova.
bombardment of Tar^kosch by the
Montenegrins Continues?Many
Conflicting Reports.
LONDON. October 24.?The Turkish
'ortress of Kirk-Kilisseh has fallen.
iccording to a news agency dispatch
rom Sofia. It is regarded as the key
o Adrianople, and is the headquarers
of the Turkish Third Army Corps,
ommanded by Kenaan Pacha.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, October 24.?KirkCilisseh
has been captured by the Bulrarian
army which has been fighting
gainst the Turkish troops in the
icinity for several days. The posession
of the fortress opens the way
o a Bulgarian advance on Adrianople.
'Apture Part of Town.
ht-x/lRADE, Servls October 24.?The
iervian troops have captured one part of
he Turkish town of Kumanova, accordng
to a telephone message received here
oday from Vranya. The Turkish artilery
used against the advancing Servians
lad little effect, and after a short time
ras silenced by Servian guns. Desperate
ighting is still going on in the vicinity of
The taking of the Turkish town of
Covipazar was achieved only after three
lays' severe fighting, during which there
ras much slaughter both among the
Servians and the Turks.
The small town of Strazin, between
Hgri-Palanka and Kumanova, was capured
yesterday by the Servians.
Turkey Hears of Victory.
ervian army operating near Kumanova
las been defeated by the Turkish troops
efending that town, and which is on the
ray to Uskup. The Servians suffered
normous losses, according to an official
iisnaVh frnm the ?^l?' ?'
1 ? v**v vv/?ituuitv?^i tuci. vi
he Turkish western army. The Turkish ?
loops are pursuing them energetically.
Bombardment Is Kept Up. ||
LONDON, October 24.?The bombard
nent of the Turkish town of Tarakosch,
n Lake Scutari, which began Tuesday,
ras continued yesterday by the Montelegrin
troops, according to an official
tatement Issued today by the Monteegrln
corfaul general here, H? says the
lonteaegrW artiljesy is firing with great C
recision, but rain ls hindering-the oper- v
tions. He continues: "The statements
oncernlng Montenegrin reverses are tinrue.
The losses of cannon by the Monteegrins
and the number of their killed
nd wounded haVe -bden greatly exagerated."
Koestandil dispatches to the Daily Telerapli
says that 28,000 Serbians and 25,00
Bulgarians are operating in the Kulonova
district. The Turks are holding a,
strong position between Karatovo and .j
Cumanova. Once that is taken, the way
s open for the combined armies' pass- lr
ge to Uskup. pi
A St. Petersburg dispatch to the Post K
ays it is reported that 20,000 Russian
olunteers have enrolled themselves at n
Moscow alone to assist their fellow- u
There Is reason to believe, the dis- "i
>ateh adds, that the accident which p]
iccurred recently on the Smyrnaidana
railway, resulting in the death
f 200 Turkish soldiers, was the work n<
f Macedonian emissaries sent to Asia r?
linor to impede the dispatch of Asltic
troops to European Turkey.
King Nicholas Joins Troops. ic
RIEKA, Montenegro, October 24?The
Montenegrin troops, advancing in a e
outh-isterly direction, reached a point a
ibout eight and one-half miles from the ?
rurklsh town of Scutari yesterday aftmoon.
Military operations have been
rreatly impeded by rain during the last b
wo days. tj
King Nicholas, whose headquarters
iad. been established here, provisionally,
:rossed Lake Scutari yesterday and Jolnd
the troops at the Malissorl village of
flcla, where he met his three sons, and b
vith them held a council of war. The d
lutcome of this was that Prince Mirsky u
vas appointed commander of the Monenegrin
brigade which distinguished c'
tself at Detchitch and Tushi. h
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A/alks About His House, Clad ?
in Lounging Robe, and
Feels No Pain. P
_________ V'
OYSTER BAY, E. I., October 2i.-Col. w
loosevelt was still In seclusion today, tl
tut was gaining strength so rapidly that tl
t was expected he would soon be per- b
nltted to resume the work of the cam- a
taign. a
Dr. Scurry Terrell, who is staying at c<
he home of W. Emlen Roosevelt, near p<
iagamorc Hill, visited Col. Roosevelt this ni
norning and found the patient in excel- ^
ent condition after a long night's sleep. lc
rhe colonel arose soon after he had had
>reakfast. and. dressed In a lounging u
obe, walked about the house more freely ^
han at any time since his return. *
He felt no pain, although whenever he tj
alsed his right arm or breathed deeply p
je was reminded of his injury by the c'
rrating of the ends of the fractured rib.
t probably will be several weeks before r,
le will have full use of his right arm. tl
Col. Roosevelt expected to see a few "
'lsltors today and to begin preparing the ^
ipeech he hopes to deliver in New York
lext week.
After Dr Terrell left Col. Roosevelt 1
Iressed himself in a khaki riding suit, his
avorlte costume when he is at home, and e
valked down the stairs unassisted. 0
"I feel fine," he announced. "I feel
>ully. I want some lunch," and for the
lrst time since his return he Joined the
amily circle at the dining table.
Robert Collier, the New York publisher,
vas expected at Sagamore Hill this after- ?
Earthquake in Quebec.
QUEBEC, October 24.?A severe earthluake
shock was felt between Berslmis 2
ind Pentecost, on the north shore of o
he River 9t. Lawrenoe. late last night, o
*o fatalities are reported, although sev* ti
;raJ houses &re said to have fallen. n
# ?
News Note: Senator La Follett
KB tsuBs
m m rn m m W
tome Achievements or tne Administration
Cited by Secretary
of State.
A modest account of some of the great
chlevements of the present administraon
in the advancement of the material
iterests of the United States in various
irts of the world is given by Secretary
nox in an authorized interview.
"A few accomplishments of the State
epartment which might be mentioned,"
dd Mr. Knox in a general summary,
ire improvement of the international
ircels post service, encouragement of
itablishment of direct steamship conection
with important foreign markets,
igarding improved protection of Ameran
trade marks, modifications of foreign
msular regulations oppressive to Ameran
foreign trade, etc.
"American financial houses have enterd
the South and General American field,
nd the administration has sought to cordinate
its national policy with its comlerclal
diplomacy, to the end not only
hat American trade shall be extended,
ut that peace and prosperity shall be
rought to those of the sister republics
hat are in domestic difficulties.
Hands Off in Mexico.
"Pnr mnrp thnn twn vpatr ATpvIpa hoc
een the scene of revolution and disorer,
imposing a severe strain at times
pon. good relations between the two
ountries. The pressure for intervention 1
as been great. Temporary political adantage
might have been won uuiing
he present campaign by a more specicular
attitude toward the Mexican sitatlons
but the President has, with unwerving
determination, set his face
gainst anything smacking of utilizing
ur foreign policy in a domestic camsitu.
"The United States has demonstrated
a friendship for China, and won the
egard of the people of that vast nation.
Striving for World Peace.
"In the field of striving for world peace
resident Taft's name must be written
sry high. With the courage of his conictions,
he publicly pledged himself to a
illingness to go farther toward submltng
international questions to arbitration '
oan any other nation had previously
een willing to go. . The. result was the
rbitration treaties with- Great Britain i
nd France, eliminating exceptions of 1
artaln questions which had always apeared
in our previous treaties. Unfortuately,
those great treaties were opposed i
y all but the regular republicans in the j
merican Senate, and were consequently
>St. 1
"In the sphere of practical peace measres
during President Taft's admimstraon,
the Influence of this government has
ctually prevented or stopped three or i
our wars, to say nothing of the benign i
ifluence of 'dollar diplomacy,' as exressed
in the Nicaragua and Honduras
onventions. These conventions, unfortuateiy,
met much the same opposition as
tie great arbitration treaties, and they
emain unacted upon. One result iias been
oe recently bloody wartare in Nicaragua,
rhich the influence of the United States
as happily now been able to bring to a
leventy Persons Killed in Town of
Seventy Christians, including a priest,
rere massacred by the Turks in the town
f Servia yesterday, says an official cable
rom the foreign office to the Greek legalon
here today.
The Turkish army has been badly routd,
the dispatch adds, and is being purled
by the Greek forces, which captured
2 field guns with all their caissons, a lot
f military wagons and a great quantity
f other material. Among the prisoners
tken was one Turkish colonel, says the
"x' ?
e has announced that he will cast
Chairman Palmer's Statement
Regarded as Campaign Trick.
See Attempt to Frighten Them Into
Wilson's Support.
Asserted That the Third Term Party
Movement Is Growing Rapidly
in New York State.
NEW YORK, October 24?Chairman
Palmer of the democratic state committee
tried to start a republican panic last
night by the statement which he issued
asserting that the third term party movement
was growing so rapidly in this
state the democrats would have to change
the plan of their campaign and train all
their heavy guns on the progressives. The
statement was widely quoted and was
the subject of conversation in the hotel
lobbies where politicians gathered.
At republican national headquarters It
was charged that the purpose of Mr.
Palmer was only too plain, being, in fact,
to frighten into the Wilson camp such
leiiuunuaua a? iiugui, in meir uner Hostility
to Roosevelt, prefer to vote for Wilson.
It is well known at republican
headquarters that efforts are being made
in all states by the democrats to bring
the old line republicans over to Wilson
by magnifying the importance of the
progressive movement and Inviting them
to thus make sure of destroying Roosevelt.
It Is asserted that Wilson will carry
two states, California and South Dakota,
through this very state of afTairs.
The republicans refuse to get Into a
panic In New York state. They believe
that it is a fair fight between Suiter and
Hedges for the governorship. They all
think President Taft has a fighting
chance to win in this state.
Loud cries for campaign contributions
arise from all three parties. The democrats
are more clamorous than the others (
because they have an organization many j
times more elaborate and their needs are
greater. The disclosures before the Clapp '
committee have had the effect, however,
of frightening some of the would-be contributors,
and they are shy about chipping
in. From now until the end of the
campaign the republicans will pound Wilson
on the tariff question. They have been 1
unable to force him Into a definite statement
of what his administration will do
to the tariff. Chairman Hilles In an
open letter to Gov. Wilson makes It
clear that pressure will oe applied to the
governor until he comes out In the open
or is held up as deliberately evading the
Friends Find Canine Licking Hand i
of Dying Master. 1
ONTARIO, Wis., October 24?Ernest
Revels, a >x>ung farmer, today called his '
dog to him, petted It and then shot It
through " the body. Revels then turned 1
the shotgun upon himself. ^
When friends, aroused by the. shots, ar- i
rived, they found the dying dog licking
the hand of his dead master.
Viscount Feel Dead at 83.
LONDON, October 24.?Viscount Peel,
who was speaker of the house of commons
from 1884 to 1805, died today at the '
age of eighty-three. He was created a
viscount on his retirement from the
speakership. He was known in the ,
United States as chairman of the British ,
commission to the St. Louis exposition. 1
r ?
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no vote for President this year.
Detective Testifies Against Et
- tor, Glovanitti and Caruso,
Accused of Slaying.
SALEM. Mass., October 24.?Charle
Bencordo, an Italian detective who work
ed into the confidence of the Lawrenc
strike leaders last winter, gave testi
mony against the defendants today in th<
trial of Ettor, Glovannitti and Caruso to
the murder of Anna Lopizzo.
Bencordo told of a circular issued t<
the strikers by Ettor, Glovannitti and an
other and distributed in a Syrian churci
the day before the riots, in which the:
advised the strikers to "throw dowi
SMailO aitu Uican mc vuuvu v*. www.
who sought to return to work in th<
woolen mills.
Bencordo also described how he had at
tended meetings of the strikers, hat
heard of plans to attack the street can
and how he had marched in the strikt
parade with Ettor and Giovannitti on th<
morning of January 29.
Heard the Advice.
"After the parade," Bencordo testified
"as I stood directly behind Giovannitti
and beside Ettor, I heard Giovannitt
" 'Now you are tired- Go home anc
sleep during the day. Get out when ii
is dark and prowl around like wild ani
mals looking for the blood of these scabs
" 'Knock their heads in. In a few days
the heads will be counted and they won i
be on our side. When It is dark thej
cannot tell who did the knocking.
" "Do not throw any ice at the soldiers
because they deserve more. We will lool
after them later." "
Edgar Ramsbottom, Dennis Mulcahj
and Daniel E. Hayes, Lawrence policemen,
gave testimony of rioting in th<
streets near the mills on the evening ol
January 29, just before the Lopizzo kill
Angry Women Demolish Premises
and Steal Meat.
BERLIN, October 24-?The "dear food'
riots increased in violence today. Aboul
2,000 women raided a butcher's shop ir
the Wedding district, demolished the
premises and stole the meat. The manager
was seriously injured. All the othei
butcher shoDs in the district have been
:Io8ed and barricaded.
'The police have been ordered out ir
strong force, as the district, which is in
the north of Berlin, has on previous occasions
been the scene of violent disturbances,
and it is feared these may be
Police Believe Slaying of Woman
Connected With Traffic.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.. October 24.?
Despite the assertions of "Chicago Joe"
Bueonomo that he shot and killed Jennie
Cavaglieri, whom he claimed as his common-law
wife, at Stratford Tuesday
night because she refused to return to
Chicago with him, the police today continued
their inquiries to determine if the
shootlnsr had anv connection with the
"white slave" traffic
The woman was shot after having been
taken.from this city in an automobile by
five men, Including Bueonomo. Three of
the men are under arrest and two arc
still at large. Bueonomo. Joseph Mattio
and Frank Pizziehlllo. the three men
under arrest, will be given a hearing at
Stratford Saturday.
Yacht Eace to Porto Bico.
NEW YORK, October 24.?Arrangements
are being made here for an ocean
yacht race from New York to Porto
Rico early next summer. The contest
will be under the auspices of the Bensonhurst
Yacht Club of Brooklyn, and
the prises are to be thp gift of the
Porta Rloau government. \
City Rapidly Regaining Its
Normal Aspect.
Bebel Leader and His Staff Likely to
Be Court-Martialed.
Recapture of Mexican Seaport Proves
to Be Tame Affair?Hardly
Any Resistance.
VERA CRUZ. Mexico, October 24.?
The city is rapidly regaining its normal
aspect. The police service was resumed
today, and within two days the railroad
will be operating again on a regular
schedule. The telegraph wires also have
been repa/ired between here and Mexico
Further details of the taking of the city
by the federal troops show that they
marched in headed by Gen. Joaquin Beltran
and his staff and Cols. Figueroa,
Vegal. Zozaya and Tapia. The entire
government force numbered less than
2.000 men. The capture of Gen. Diaz will
likely (mean death to him and his staff.
They probably will be court-martialed.
Col. Jimenez Castro of the federal army
while marching at the head of his column
met a force of rebel volunteers led
by Eduardo Cuesta, the chief of police,
and Enrique Del Gado, the military
judge. The volunteers tired and wounded
Col. Castro, who fired back and killed
both of the leaders.
Outpost Is Defeated.
Two hours after the city had fallen
into the hands of the federal troops Col.
Tapia with a small body of men encountered
a rebel outpost which had been
stationed in a southern suburb. He engaged
and defeated it.
In the meantime Col. Jose Diaz Ordaz
and most of the other rebel officers had
escaped. Only nine of them were captured
with Felix Diaz, among them being
Maj. Zarate and Capt. May en.
The defeated rebels now say the reason
they did not oppose the federal troops
was that they thought they were coming
into the city to join them. Gen. Felix
; Diaz, they say, told them this.
Spies Inform Authorities.
Spies are denouncing to the authorities
everybody who participated in the rebelIlion.
! There is much hearty public recognition
of the services rendered by the United
States consul and the captain of the
United States cruiser Des Moines in protecting
foreigners and their interests.
There was no other foreign warship in
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German, Spanish and British merchant
vesse.s were In the harbor.
During the lighting the Mexican gunboat
Morelos fired two shells, the explosion
of which caused a body of rebels to
vacate a church they had occupied.
Rebels Hurry to Seacoast.
s MONTEREY', Mexico, October 24.?As
indicating that Pascual Orozco. a
e Mexican rebel chieftain, aimed to send
at least a part of his command to
e Tampico, the report circulated here tor
day that when a band of insurrectos
appeared at a ranch near Juan Felipe
5 they declared they were headed for
- the gulf coast. They said they were
^ part of Orozco's command. They dev
manded horses, got twenty, and gave
receipts for them, promising to pay
1 for the animals at "the triumph of the
s revolution."
? It is presumed the command aimed to
co-operate with the Diaz forces, cap_
tured yesterday at Vera Cruz.
j Fighting Only on Outskirts.
; In a brief telegram to the State Department
United States Consul Canada at
Vera Cruz confirms the report of the recapture
of that important port by the
government forces under Gen. Beltran.
L There was some fighting on the outskirts
1 of the town but only enough to justify
Capt. Hughes of the Des Moines in ofI
fering medical assistance for the wounded,
I which was gratefully accepted.
The collapse of the Diaz movement
. leaves just three rebellions in operation
5 in Mexico, headed, respectively, by Zat
jata, Aguilar and Orozco. It is presumed
r that the government forces employed
against Diaz will be concentrated upon
( Aguilar, who is likely to be driven back
[ into the mountains: that the pursuit of
the small bands into which Orozco's force
r has broken up will be resumed, and the
. only really serious unaertaKing tnen con?
fronting the federal army will be in conf
nection with the Zapata rebellion.
weIuseWs bath
Members of Fire Department
t Wash Building for First
Time in Years.
1 Hundreds of people passing the White
House this morning thought that a Are
1 was raging in or around the building. A
1 fire engine and firemen were engaged in
throwing water upon the structure. But
[ It was only wash day for the famous old
building, the first washing it has received
since the days of the last Cleveland administration.
Some of the policemen in the grounds
said it was a democratic omen. It was
at least democratic. During the last
Cleveland administration, when a democratic
Congress vas trying to economize,
it made no appropriation for paint, and
the District fire department was asked,
1 about once a year, to wash off the dirt
and dust covering the beautiful white
paint. The present democratic Congress
1 also failed to provide money for the annual
scraping and painting and the local
! firemen were again asked to put the
building in neat shape for the return of
President and Mrs. Taft.
Capt. O'Connor of No. 1 engine, with
eight men, 1,000 feet of hose and old
No. 8 engine, went to the White House
at 8 o'clock this morning and began operations.
They poured thousands of gallons
of water all over the front and
sides of the building and then went to
the rear, repeating the work there. The
building looked clean and attractive when
the work was finished. J
Locomotive Builder 111.
PHILADELPHIA. October 24 ?George
Burnham, for many years head of the
Baldwin locomotive works, is critically
ill at his home here. He la ninety-six
years old, and retired from business five
years ago. i
Goff in Doubt as to Schepps
Being Accomplice.
Question to Be Decided, Declares
Justice in Charge.
| Says Officer Could Not Be Convicted
of First Degree Murder on ,
Their Testimony.
>TEW YORK. October 24.?Justice <VofT
charged the jury In the Becker case
today in a speech lasting more than
three hours, ruling in substance that
the conviction or acquittal of the
police lieutenant for the murder of
Herman Rosenthal rested almost solely
on the question of whether Sam
Schepps was or was not an accomplice.
He was in doubt, himself, on this point,
he said, and therefore declined to instruct
the jury.
He ruled that Rose. Webber and Vallon
were accomplices, and that upon
their testimony Becker could not be convicted
of murder in the first degree, even
though the evidence showed that he had
instigated the murder.
Becker sat unmoved while the charge
was delivered. Justice Goff began speaking
at 10:40 o'clock and tini-shed hia
charge at 1:53, and the jury retired.
Begins Charge to Jury.
A quarter of an hour before court convened
today the Jurors filed into the
District Attorney Whitman entered tha
courtroom a few moments later and took
his seat within the railing. The prisoner's
wife was in the tlrst row of spectators'
Seats. A little later Becker entered
the room, smiling. John F. Mclntyre
and John H. Hart, Becker's lawyers,
chatted and laughed with him at their
Justice Goff entered from a side door at
10:35 o'clock and live minutes later began
his charge to the jury. He spoke
almost in a whisper, and the jurors leaned
forward in tneir seats to hear him.
Becker strained forward as if to catcto
every word.
After instructing the Jury that the defendant
must be presumed innocent until
it was proven beydnd a reasonable doubt
that ne was guilty. Justice Hoff defined
the ditterent degrees of murder.
"The kjlLng of a human being." he said,
"can be considered as murder, manslaughter
and excusable homicide. There
can be no verdict of excusable homicide
and I will not consider that phase.
Evidence Must Guide.
"TMs man's case rests solely with you,
but. in making your decision, you must
ba guided entirely by the evidence and
jftbt bf hemarks of counsel."
Justice Goff warned ihe jury not to
consider questions of counsel to which
witnesses were not permitted to reply.'
"The testimony of each witness," he
continued, "must be tested by your
Judgment. You may reject or accent any
pari of the testimony of any witness
whose sincerity you doubt, and you may
also consider his manner of replying to
questions, his hesitancy or readiness,
and his capacity for observation."
Murder in the first degree, the Justios
explained, is done with intent and deliberate
design to kill, and in the second
degree without premeditation.
"It is not necessary." he said, "that I
should dwell at length on the definition
of murder in the second degree. First,
in the latter part of June. Becker told
Webber he wanted Rosenthal killed; secondly,
he followed this with instruction*
to Rose to have Rosenthal killed; thirdly,
[ Rose, following out these Instructions,
carried out the designs of the defendant.
That sums up the state's case. If you
find that it has been proven you must
return a verdict of murder in the first
"The prosecution must have proved
this ciearly and beyond reasonable doubt
before you can find such a verdict."
Cases Are Cited.
Justice Goff cited cases in which superior
courts held that it was not necessary
for the defendant to have seen
the act of murder committed to estab
usn nis gum.
"It remains," Justice Goff continued,
"for you to determine whether Becker
designed and premeditated the murder of
Rosenthal. If you find he had time to
reconsider his des.gn but did not reconsider,
that shows design on his part.
"It is not necessary for you to go into
the evidence of premedi-ation. The state
contends that the defendant In the latter
part of June expressed a desire to
have Rosenthal killed, which continued
until, and culminated in. Rosenthal's
death. If the defendant repeated then?
desires to Jack Rose that constituted premeditation."
Justice GofT asked Mr. Mclntyre if he
should define manslaughter to the jury.
"We make no such request." Becker's
lawyer replied and the court omitted the
"It matters not." the Justice resumed,
"whether tiie hand that killed Rosenthal
was the hand of Becker or not- If voi*
find that Becker gave instructions to Rose
that resulted in Rosenthal's death, then
Becker is guilty of murder in the first
Skeleton of the Case.
Justice Goff read to the jury what ha
termed a "brief skeleton" of the evidence
adduced by the state.
Justice Goff narrated in detail Becker's
movements on the night of the murder,
as testified to by witnesses.
"I instruct you," said the justice, in
concluding his reading, "that the events
referred to in this recital of the state's
case do not exclude from your consideration
any other events which come within
the scope of the evidence. It is not
plain why the gunmen killed Rosenthal
at Becker's command."
Justice Goff then read the statute governing
the testimony of accomplices, and
told the Jury that every person who aided.
abetted or participated in any way
must be considered an accomplice.
Question as to Schepps.
"There is no question that Rose. Webber
and Vallon were Becker's accomplices."
he continued. "As to Schepps.
there is & question. I must say that T
am in doubt on this point myself, and
therefore I decline to Instruct you that
he was an accomplice. You must determine
that yourselves. There is a
suspicion that he was; but suspicion is
not proof."
"I do not find any testimony that will
obligate you to decide that Schepps was,
as a matter of fact as well as of law.
a co-conspirator with Rosetf Vallon and
"You cannot convict on the testimony
of accomplices, and one accomplice cannot
corroborate another. The point you
must determine yourselves is whether
Schepps' testimony shall be considered aa
that of a corroborating witness or an ac- .
complice. You alone must decide that.
"It is hard to prescribe an ironclad
rale as to how far a Jut - may go li^oa*

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