OCR Interpretation

Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, October 25, 1912, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1912-10-25/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

WEATHER ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ aaa a. ^ The Star is the only afternoon
Cloudy tonight. Saturday fa.r, |J I f \ jfl IT wT |VmY^Tm^rtf ^BST ,that p""tS
with little change in temperature; IJ I I WT^ r J J II Wf III I I I I I fl I the news of the Associated Press.
west and northwest winds. 7^00^0 /V^4 wJw # |fyVl ^ VVA'
- -zzz : : i y m i . 7^7 i / ci.osixg sew vork par>r . r
^ stock qlotatio.xs r/wth, i3
- "
Town Surrounded by Montenegrin
Upper Part of Mountain Near Tara- ;
kosch Is Taken.
Many Killed in Desperate Fighting
Between Bulgarians and Turks
Around Adrianople. *
- 1
HIEKA. Montenegro. October 2A.?The '
Montenegrin army succeeded in surround- r
ing the Turkish town of Scutari yesterday
afternoon. The Montenegrin artil- 1
lery opened fire on the town from the f
northwestern quarter, aming at the t
citadel and the Mohammedan district. t
The Montenegrin envoys proceeded to- c
ward the town to open negotiations for *
its surrender, but without effect. The f
Montenegrin Infantry then made a des- j
perate attack on the town. but. encoun- t
taring an annihilating fire from tfte Turkish
artillery, and finding themselves
hard pressed and In danger, they were
compelled to retire to their former posi
tions. They immediately began to make
1 reparations for a renewal of the attack.
This was made under cover of artillery
A vigorous attack is to be made on the
< by today from three sides. Crown Prince
I'ani'o and bis staff at one time were in
great danger, a shell bursting a few
irds from them.
The population of Scutari is In a state
i>: panic, ar.d white flags are flying from
a number of houses. At Tarakosch the '
Montenegrins occupied the highest point
f tile neighboring mountain, and Gen.
M i! tinovitrh called upon the Turks to ,
surrender and prevent further Useless .
Fortress Is Bombarded.
The occupation of the town was effected
after a bombardment of the fort- (
r?ss by all the Montenegrin guns. The
ThirkH replied with twenty-two guns, but
those on the highest points were silenced ]
n f t? r tn n hours' firms'. The fall of niaht
interrupted further artillery action, but
the infantry made several night attacks,
and as a result of their efforts the Turks
evacuated the upper fort and the Montenegrins
occupied it.
?ien. Vukotitch telegraphs that he has
overcome and subdued the Mohammedan
arnauts.of the Rugara tribe, who inhabit
the district of PIava. and who had offered
a stubborn resistance to his troops. The
roads are now open for the advance of
the Montenegrin troops against Ipek- on
the left flank.
Gen Vukotitch's troops have sinee advanced
to the town of Sienltza. in the district
of Novipazar. whence they have approached
within Ave miles of the Sepri40
t~oope coming from the other "direction
to join them.
Fighting Near Xoplik.
KTTINJE, Montenegro. October 25.?
An engagement ia proceeding between the
Montenegrin army under Gen. Lazovltch
and the Turks near Kopllk. about twelve
miles to the north of Scutari, and on the
eastern shore of the lake. It is reported
that the Montenegrins have turned the
Turkish position and forced a retreat on
Gen. Martinovitch's Montenegrin troops
have established themselves at Zogaj and
Murichan, to the southwest of Scutari.
Greeks Enter Town of Servia.
\THLXS. Greece, October 23.?Crown
Prince Constantine of Greece formally
cniercd the Turkish city of Servia Thursday.
The capture of the town ia regarded
heie as the conciusion of the first and
most serious stage of the war. The position
of Servia. whose possession gives
free a oes?s to Macedonia, was taken after
a combined attack by three columns of
Greek troops, who compelled the Turks
to retire in disorder.
Gen. Danglis, the Greek eommanderin-ohief.
telegraphs that HUO Turkish
; . .-oners have been sent from Servia to ^
t* 1 . . .?-. ? r>m ?->.* n> lir thn into et a# I
. , j n ~ ?a, uii iuc n?? iu mc jhvcj iur uj. ,
(jj;? ecf. *
Hold Important Position. 3
BELGRADE. Servia. October 25.?The 1
news of the fall of Kirk-Kilisseh was re- *
ceived here with great public rejoicing. (
A dispatch from Vranya, on the frontier, c
declares that the Servians now hold an
important position between Kumanova ^
ar. l L'skup and that the Turkish army is
fading back on Uskup. 1
Use % Bayonets Freely.
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 25.?Stories
of desperate hand-to-hand fighting
between the Bulgarians and the Turks
are told in newspaper dispatches reaching
i ere f:ora Adrianople. Great losses were
r istained by both armies in the battles
around that city Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bayonets were used freely in the fight
for the possession of the banks of the
Tur.dja river and hundreds were killed
cr wounded.
Eight battalions of Bulgarian troops
that attacked the village of Maras yesterday
were repulsed by the Turkish
troops with heavy losses.
The Turks have 15O.0U0 of their finest
troops on the line stretching from Kirk- j
Kilmsph to Adriannnlp la?Ur oitv
I!-- garrisoned by fi0,?00 men. Still another
ttkOOO men guard the line from Adrianople
back to Lule Burgas.
Abdullah Pasha, the commander-in?hief
of the Turkish forces, some time .
ago declared that the tioops at his disposal
were sufficient, and since then the
great stream of fresh troops has been directed
toward Saloniki.
Communication with Adrianople is still
working normally, and no serious at'ack
on the defenses of that town is yet
reported by the Turkish commander.
Fugitives from Kirk-Killisseh, most of
hem Christians, are being brought to
Constantinople by train.
Attacks Servian Army.
On the other side of the peninsula,
Zekki . Pasha, with an army of 30,4)00
Tu: ks. is reported to have attacked the
Se: v an army north of Kumanova. Just I
,.is a large force of Bulgarians was about
?< effect a Junction with it. The Servians I
found the four divisions of their troops j
broken up and tied in confusion back j
across the frontier, leaving a battery of '
artillery and a general's flag behind them. |
T e Turks took many prisoners and
found a large number of dead and
wounded r n the tieid. Zekki Pusha then
turned his attent on to the Bulgarians,
whom he attacked and routed, driving
them also back across the frontier wltn
the loss of four of their field guns.
\ dispatch from Uskup says that civlllians
who are able to leave that town
are departing toward the south.
Carry Out Their Part.
LONDON, October 25.?The Bulgarian
^nd Greek armies have carried out succ-ssfully
their part of the first stage
cf the wat waged by the Balkan states
gainst Turkey by the capture of
Kirk-Kllisseh and the Turkish base
in the town of Servia. Their allies.
Montenegro and Servia. are now working
desperately to do their share by
overcoming the Turkish hosts at Scutari
and Kumanova. which latter is the
key to Uskup.
Details of the great battle between
the Bulgarians and the Turks at KirkKilisseh
are still lacking. It is said
that the Bulgarians expected the fortress
to hold out longer, and its fall
within a week following the opening
of hostilities is considered by them as
a great achievement. The Bulgarians
captured many guns, much ammunition
and food at Ktrk-Kilisseh.
Even after the fortress was overcome
by the fire of the Bulgarian artillery
fierce fighting took place in the streets
of the town, into which the Bulgarians
effected their entry from the lower
part. A special dispatch from Stara
Zagora today says the battle was
waged from street to street, every foot
of the ground being obstinately contested.
Explanation of Turks.
The Turks, on their part, declare that
the evacuation of Kirk-Kilisseh was a
'strategical retirement." They still have
i big army at Adrianople and along the
*?"? PyMiutantlnnnlo unH if a g thp
iiiC IV UliW^iv ???
Bulgarians say, only HO 000 Asiatic
:roops have so far reached the theater of
var, the Turks have strong reiniorcenents
coming up.
The Montenegrins are still hammering
it Tarakosch and Scutari. At the forner
place they have met with some suc css,
taking the upper part of the moun:ain
in the vicinity. Yesterday's deermined
assault by the Montenegrins
>n Scutari, however, failed, both armies
luffering heavy losses. The Servian army
-laims to have taken the Turkisa town
>f Kumanova, but it is evident that obstinate
fighting is still in progress in
he vicinity of that place.
Mexican Federal Court Grants
Writ Changing Jurisdiction.
Full Court to Decide, However, on
Disposition of Charges.
Expected in Vera Cruz He Will
^ ? A A e 1
xttce Accusers xms Aiternoon.
Two Officers Shot.
MEXICO CITY. October 25.?A writ renoving
Gen. Felix Diaz, the rebel leader,
!rom the jurisdic.ion of the military
sourt was granted late last night by the
ederal judge of the first district court
lere. The action was taken on the plea
>f Lieut. Col. Munoz. a cousin of Diaz,
["he full court will decide whether Diaz
to b? returned to the jurisdiction of
he military court or tried before a civil
Government officials Insist that Diaz is
imenable to military jurisdiction under
he constitutional provision relating to
ilvilians who inci.e the army to revolt.
A demonstration in favor of the Mexi:an
government was held last evening,
nhen a large number of people paraded
he streets waving banners and shouting,
'Hurrah for the government! Death to
Diaz!" A detachment of mounted police
tept in ciose toucn wi;n the aemonstra:ors
and no disorder occurred.
Two Rebel Officers Shot.
VERA CRUZ, Mexico, October 23.?Two
>f the captured officers of the staff of
F*ellx Diaz were shot by the federal
roops at half-past 10 last evening after
>eing sentenced to death by summary
'ourt-martial. The execution was carried
ut with absolute secrecy. Their names
irere Maj. Zarate and Maj. Cuesta. The
rourt-martlal began its sessions at 5
?'clock in the evening and its judgments
nust be delivered and the verdicts put
nto effect within seventy-two hours from
he time of meeting.
Maj. Fernando Zarate and Maj. Julian
fillas are pleading on behalf of Diaz,
vho. according to military law, is liable
o imprisonment for from three to eight
Public opinion againrt Diaz, however,
s so strong that it is thought a sentence
>f death may be pronounced on him as
veil as on all the officers and government
>fflcials who joined his cause and were
The troopers, however, who rebelled
vili in all likelihaod not be punished.
The expectation this morning was that
Diaz would be brought before the courtnartial
this afternoon.
Some of Rebels Escape.
Some of the volunteers who joined Diaz
>elonged to the leading families of the
;ity. Those of them who may be caprured
will be sentenced to short terms
>f imprisonment, but many of them have
secaped to the country.
Commodore Azueta of the federal navy
;alled last evening -on Gen. Beltran, the
iederal commander-in-chief, who revived
him coldly, telling him that he
lid not adopt a definite attitude during
;he Diaz "revolution. It is reported that
ihe commodore also is to be court-marialed.
The garrison of Vera Cruz consists of
5,500 men of all branches of the service.
The cltiy Is perfectly quiet and business
las been generally resumed.
New Jersey Coroner's Jury Says He
Caused Death of Mrs. Szabo.
JERSEY CITY. N. J.. October 25.?
"Death due to strangulation from without,"
with Burton \Y. Gibson, the indicted
New York lawyer, "responsible
for the death." was in substance the
verdict given by the Hudson county
coroner's Jury at the close here last
night of its Inquest into the death of
Mrs. Rosa Szabo while out rowing with
Gibson on Greenwood lake. New York,
July 16Coroner
Houghton directed the inquest,
for the reason that the woman's
body was buritd under the name of
Mrs. Rosa Ritter in a cemetery in
Hudson county Mrs. Szabo came to
her death in New York "about 100
feet north of the New Jersey state
line," the verdict reads. This wording
settles in the negative the question
whether Gibson's case is within the
Jurisdiction of the New Jersey authorities
Monument to Oen. Johnston.
DALTON. October 25.?The first monument
erected to the memory of Gen.
Joseph E. Johnston. C. S., was unveiled
here yesterday by Miss Suesylla Thomas,
granddaughter of the late Gen. B. M.
Thomas. The funds for the monument
were raised by members of the Thomas
Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
It was designed by Miss Belle
Kenney of Nashville, Term.
Brisk Battle Between the R'r
Parties in Cuba.
Several Hundred Shots Exchanj
at Public Meeting.
Two Women Among- the Wound
Fronts of Buildings Riddled
by the Gunplay.
HAVANA, October 25.?A brisk ba
between conservatives and liberals, c
ing which several hundred shots v
fired and a number of people woutu
broke out after midnight in Central Ps
in the heart of the city, at the close c
meeting of supporters of Vice Preslci
Alfredo Zayas, who is a candidate
the presidency.
The meeting was conducted peacef
until the last speaker ascended the p
form, when a number of shots w
fired, apparently by a group of consei
tives gatthered In front of a hotel,
stantly the crowd began to disperse
the fusillade became general, extend
across the park and down the Pre
For ten minutes the firing was v
Police and Troops Charge Mob
Strong forces of mounted police
cavalry charged repeatedly with dre
machetes and firing revolvers. The i
returned the fire from the windows :
porches of the houses. A crowd of
herents of Zayas halted In front of
Asbert Club, firing volleys a| the v
dows, the snots being returned from
baloonies of the club by the suppori
of Gen. Asbert, the conservative candid
for the governorship of Havana.
Here occurred the hottest-fighting. ?
eral horses ridden by policemen w
shot. A number of shots struck
American Club, opposite the Ast
Reinforcements of police, rural gua
and soldiers arrived, and the mob, wh
was then composed of adherents of b
parties, was driven from the park i
gradually dispersed. Afterward the pj
was occupied by a strong force of c
airy for the remainder of the night.
The total of the wounded, who inclui
two women, was about forty, of wh
several were fatally hurt.
The fronts of the hotels and cafes f
Ing the park are riddled with bullet ho
immediately after the firing 1
ceased the police raided the Asbert C
and made a search for weapons. T1
arrested several members. This proba
will intensify political agjmopity, as It
openly charged that the police and ru
guards were acting under the orders
the authorities and actively assisting
followers of Zayas.
Another Meeting Ends in Riot.
Another meeting held by the conaer
tives in an outlying borough of the t
also ended in a riot, during which nu
shots were fired.
One version of the start of the riot
Central Park is that the firing was
.gm* by conservatives returning fr
their meeting, who were exasperated
an attack on them there.
The city, is quiet this morning,
strong detachments of police and ru
guards are on duty. Political excitem
runs high, the two factions each acc
ing the other of beginning the riot j
both threatening to renew hostilities.
One Thousand Miners in West "V
ginia Return to Work.
CHARLESTON. XV. Va., October 2
One thousand miners who have been
strike since last spring returned to w
in the mine at Dorothy, W. .Va., tod
after a long conference with the oj
ators. Thee mines are affected. The r
are to receive 22 per cent above the pi
paid under the scale of the United M
Workers" of America, but the operal
do not recognize the union.
Two hundred men who have been wc
Ing at Kingston, W. Va., struck I
morning against a new rule of the c<
pany, but a conference was called, an<
is believed all differences will be adjus
so the men may return to work n
Wisconsin Now Prepared to En
Into Bisk Business.
MADISON, Wis., October 25.-The si
of Wisconsin is today prepared to er
into the life insurance business In
cordance with the provisions of a
passed by the last legislature.
The plan provides that any citizen
Wisconsin between the ages of twe
and fifty years, living a normal heal
life, may take out a policy after sa
factorily passing a medical examinat
under the supervision of the state bo
of health.
Wisconsin is the first state In
Union to engage in the business of
Chicago Polish Alliance Fearful
Insults to Its Women.
CHICAGO, October 25.?Members of
Polish National Alliance, who had plan
to hold a "tag day" October 29 for
puxiJuoc VI laiDiUK lunae lOr & COIH
last night abandoned the. plan becaust
the danger to which young women
girls are exposed In such an undertak:
Women who were to take charge of
affair said that reports had reached tl
to the effect that numerous insults
' slights had been experienced by wor
workers while collecting funds for c
dren's charitable institutions on a ret
"tag day."
Resolutions were passed by the Po
society deprecating the necessity for li
ing to give up the plan for such a rea
and thanking the mayor for hat
granted them permission to collect ma
in this way They declared they wc
decide on another method of aiding tl
Death Aboard Bail way Train
PITTSBURGH. Pa., October 25.?E
C. Kirkham of 131 Clearmont str
Montclalr. N. J., died on a Pennsylvt
railroad passenger train near AlUai
Ohio, this morning. Ha was returr
home from Albuquerque. N. M., wl
! he had been lll? and was accompanied
a physician. _ __
ere j. y
ilch '
oth t
md ?
Dictates Letters to Third Terr
E? Leaders and Starts Draft
' !! nf Cnannk
irai vi gucci/iii
the ii
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., October 25.-Cc
Roosevelt took up the active work of ti
va>_ campaign today for the first time sin<
,jty he was shot, eleven days ago. John Mi
iny Grath, his secretary, came from Ne
York last night, and as soon as Cc
in Roosevelt had had breakfast he bega
be_ his work. He dictated a number of le
ters to third term leaders, then took t
by the preparation of the speech which 1
expects to deliver in New York ne:
but week.
Col. Roosevelt was In good trim phys
cally, although he was still weak, ar
hd was not able to do as much work as 1
wished. He has not overcome the effec
of the nervous exhaustion from which 1
suffered after spending a week in bed :
B Chicago, and finds himself greatly fi
tigued if he undertakes too much.
Dr. Scurry Terrell said that his patiei
was in surprisingly good condition, ar
that he expected his strength to retui
rapidly. Dr;. Lambert, Dr. Joseph ..
Blake and Dr. George Brewer are e:
5? pected from New York this afternoon i
on dress the wound,
ork George W. Perkins, William H. Hotel
l kiss and Frank A. Munsey were gues
y' of Col. Roosevelt at lunch today. Th<
>er* found the colonel busy working on h
nen Madfson Square Garden speech,
rice .m . .. ?
V*j Monuments Placed Over Thos
cvt _
Losing Their Lives on
the Titanic.
HALIFAX, N. S., October 25.?Tl
graves of the victims of the Titanic di!
;ate aster of April 15 who were buried i
iter Halifax cemeteries are being individi
ac- ally marked. Several memorial mom
bill ments have been oontraeted for by tl
White Star line, owners of the Titani
of and will be placed over the graves,
nty Halifax cemeteries contain the remair
thy of "150 Titanic victims. Most of them ai
tis- men. Many remain unidentified, but thei
tion have been occasional identifications eve
ard within a few months, and further identil
cations are considered likely,
life There are 121 bodies in Fairview cemi
tery, nineteen in O.ivet cemetery and t?
in the Hebrew cemetery. The bodies we
disposed of in this way as the religio
re of each was indicated by the effects.
The markers give the name of the idei
tlfled victims and the date of the d'sa
Of ter. In the case of unidentified bodU
the markers contain numbers.
the Recently Appointed Minister on H:
s of Way to Washington.
and NEW YORK, October 25.?Dr. Raymor
ing. h. Valdes, recently appointed' ministi
the from the republic of Panama to tl
lem United States, has arrived from Colon I
and the United Fruit steamer Santa Marta.
He was accompanied by his wife ar
, two daughters, Misses Raquel an
hll- mena v aiues. Dr. Valdes speaks Eni
:ent Ush well, having been educated in tr
United States. He represented liis gtv
U?w ernment here at the Hudson-Fulton eel
"v bratlon. After Spending a few dajs ]
. ~ New York with his family the minist*
will go on to Washington.
iiey "
mid TOTAL LOSS, $50,000.
Fire Destroys Hotel and 200 Satl
houses at Coney Island.
Imll NEW YORK, October 23.?Coney I
e?t' land was saved from a se:ious conflagr;
in,a Hon early today by the prompt work <
nee, the island firemen, assisted by appara.i
tiqg from Brooklyn.
tore One hotel and 200 small bathhouses c
I by the ocean front were destroyed. The loi
was estimated at $50,000.
z' You Do
~^/2%f F%(jERIK ? 3
Jarwr 4
n President Completes Maine
Trip and Leaves for Buffalo.
Speaks at fcollegfe.
,1. POLAND SPRINGS. Me.. October 26.?
le President Taft's vacation was brought
:e to an end -today with the completion
c- of his Maine' trip. Accompanied by Mrs.
w Taft and Miss Helen Taft, he went to
1. Danville Junction and boarded a private
tn car attached to a train which left for
t- Boston at 11 a.m. The President exip
pected to connect with the Buffalo exie
press leaving Boston at 4.50 p.m.
st The President is to speak tomorrow
at the dedication of a Polish college at
i- Cambridge Springs, Pa., and will leave
id in the afternoon for Washington, where
ie much work confronts him. There he
will see Secretary Knox and resume
the conference which was begun Wed'
nesday about a great many diplomatic
Mrs. Taft and Miss Helen will remain
^ at Beverly a week or more before re.
turning to the White House. They exln
pect to arrive in Washington Novemx
ber 4'
\y Russian Public Wants Information
About Crown Prince's Illness.
ST. PETERSBURG. October 25 ? No
news is published today as to the condlI
tion of the Russian crown prince, and as
J a consequence Alexander Stolypln, in an
article in the Novce. Vremya, voices the
demand of the public for information re
garding his illness.
" Religious services were celebrated in
the opera house yesterday for the recovery
of the heir to the throne.
f ?
f* A |
ie } JfljL 'I*
s- V kME y
c> % {?
re ' BT*
re SH
B B t
m n y
re Hi ^i
,n H9 M m v
" | The |
J Great |
Y 4
? I Court I
sr X
ie i By A Famous Lawyer X
>y % *.
'd *j* How many cases never {
I. | reach public trial, and how ?
^ lawyers are among inose $
e- X wh? are working hard for {
? reform of court procedure, X
are among the features of X
V an article in the next ?
V v
| Sunday |
I Magazine |
h | of The |
11 Sunday Star |
detailFof sea ww
Twenty-Two of Crew Taker
From Burning Steamer,
Eighteen Drown.
NEW YORK, October 25.?The steam
ship Asiatic Prince, arriving here toda;
from Brazilian ports, brought details o
the rescue of thirteen men from th
burning steamship Fagundes Varella
sighted off the Brazilian coast on ih
morning of October 7. The ship hai
caught fire from chemicals in her hold
There were forty hands, all told, aboard
eighteen of whom were drowned and nin
of whom were picked up by another ves
sel unidentified.
High Winds Prevail.
The wind was blowing a stiff south
east gale, with a high, confused sea run
ning, when the burning craft was sight
ed. Members of the stricken crew wer<
seen swimming about and clinging t<
pieces of wreckage. A lifeboat was low
ered by the rescue ship, and after twi
attempts the thirteen survivors wen
taken on board. They were landed late
at Maceio, Brazil.
The ship destroyed had a gross of 1,25'
tons, and belonged to the Lloyd Brazil
William Schuler Clears Mysterj
Which Police Fail to Fathom.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 25.?Wil
liam Schuler, twenty-two years old. ai
emp'oye of a local hardware company
confessed to the police last night that h<
killed his father, Joseph Schuler, \vhos<
death in August, 1911, has been a matte
of police investigation for over a year
At the time of the elder Schu'er's deatl
It was thought he had fallen down thi
steps of his home. His neck was broken
- Schuler declared last night he wa
goaded to the deed by his father's bruta
treatment of his mother. When he up
braided his father the latter atackec
him with a wheel spoke, the son asserts
He then struck his father with a brick
causing death.
Joe Manitou Fought Against Whites
Mastery of Illinois.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., October 25.Joe
Manitou, Indian chief, who was borr
on the. banks of the Chicago river 12C
years ago, died here last night. He cam*
to northern Michigan after the red mer
had been vanquished in their battk
against the whites to gain the mastery ol
Illinois. For fifteen years he had livec
in a hut at Cedar, his only surviving sor
attending him. He belonged to the Pot
tawattomie tribe. His memory was cleai
until recently and he could recall manj
details of early Indian wars in which h?
ASKS $200,000 FOR APE.
Owner Sues Western Railroad Because
of Chimnanzee*s Death.
PORTLAND, Ore., October 25.?Trial ol
a damage suit wherein $200,000 is asked
of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company
in compensation for the death ol
an educated chimpanzee was begmi here
yesterday in the United States district
court. '
The chimpanzee, which was described
in the complaint as being able to dress
and undress, possessing perfect table
manners, including the smoking of after
dinner cigarettes, was dead when the
box in which it was shipped arrived here
from Seattle, Wash.
The owner, Charles Judget alleged the
animal was cooked to death by steam
escaping from a pipe in the baggage car
of the train. The railroad company sets
up the defense that the animal was dead
when shipped* ... f1 ,
Democrats Desire No "Slip- C
Ups" Before Election Day.
Even Gov. Wilson Has Caused Lead- M
ers to Hold Breath.
"If Balloting' Were Tomorrow We'd D
Sweep Country,'' Declare Managers?Claim
Middle West Gains.
NEW YORK. October 25.?"Our game
is made. If the election were tomorrow ja
we would make a grand s'.ani and sweep s
the whole country." ^
Thus confidently assert the democratic jr
managers, and they are sincere in their 0
k i: .c iiL ? . ? . .
ueiiti, wan mucn suDsiannai corroDora- | n(
tive evidence to support iliem. The use ^
of the little word "If" arises from fear
lest some Burchard should blunder along
within the next ten*days intervening be- c<
fore election and spill all the fat into the p<
fire. *
"Caution" is the Vatchword sent out
from democratic national headquarters ^
to all speakers and field marshals. "Be
careful what you say and be watchful. ; >"<
We've got 'em going and don't let's trip |
ourselves," is what the instructions j
mean. tx
The memory of what happened to I
Blaine? through the incautious remarks of w
Burchard but a few hours before elec- 01
tion still stands after the lapse of all
the years a semaphore of warning sharply
outlined against the political sky.
Have Held Their Breath.
Just between us and the gate post some pj
of the democratic centiitions have held
their breath in suspense more than once jg
when Gov. Wilson started in to talk. He
is so independent of advice, so stubborn
when he gets his "head sot," that often
he gives them that chilly feeling down 01
the spine.
The republicans, as heretofore told, are J1'
trying the'r best to stampede Gov. Wil
son into some kind of a "break" on the
? tariff question. They are chasing him
" hard to try to rope and tie him down to '
I specific declarations, but tney haven't
succeeded yet in getting the rope over
Even in the "joint debate" articles in a *}'
current magazine between Gov. Wilson
and President Taft the governor gener
alizes in only the broadest way about the
% tariff. The political leaders are wonder- tr
ing today what will be the effect of projecting
religious questions into the campaign
at this the eleventh hour- Th*
pronunciamento of the organization
which opposes one of the great Christian
sects is being widely circulated, but no
reply to it is contemplated. n
Finds Fault With AIL *
y It is observed, however, that the docu- t<
f ment finds fault with each of the three v
e candidates, holding Tafi only to be utterly
objectionable from the viewpoint of
g its allegations and the shrewdest guess t]
^ the leaders make Is that its very bitter- ji
i_ ness win oe tne antiaote for Its sting. A K
significant indication U> that wherever ?
g the subject is broached in a group of po- h,
litical gossipy some one switches the p<
conversation to the pecker case, or the w
weather or the new style in fuzzy J*
heavy overcoats. It looks as if the proposition
does not sit well on the stomach w
- of the average voter. ta
Sulzer and Job Hedges are adding to
_ the gayety of politics jy engaging in a
slanging match with each other, what
e time Sulzer finds available from his bat0
tie with the editor of the New York ?
- Evening Post. It isn't very serious. H
0 however, at worst, and probably will not V"
havv much effect on the ballot'ng. '
Usually about this time in a campaign p!
r it has been customary for us to say that w
the campaign was "making a whirlwind
j finish and winding up in a blaze of en.
thusiasm." Nothing doing In the whirlwind
line now, it would appear. aJ
Democrats Are "Winded." or
The democrats seemed to be "winded." b
They started early and struck a terrific
pace at the outset. The republicans are
^ pretty badly discouraged just at present, cC
while the progressives, being practically to
"dead broke," are simply contenting th
themselves with claiming everything in fo
1 sight and letting it go at that. ..j
To be sure. Col. Roosevelt will make or
e one final effort to rally the bull moose wi
e herd when he sends far-flung call to ^
r them in his expected speech of the 30th.
His followers are preparing to give him lo
f the grandest ovation of his lif?.
e All kinds of tables as to the size of ??
the expected Wilson victory in the na- V
* tion are bandied about. The table which
3 the writer wired from Chicago last week.
1 giving Wilson *280 votes in the electoral
- college, fourteen more than a majority,
1 still seems acceptable as the minimum
of his probable strength. To that should
be added Indiana and Ohio as certainly democratic,
Illinois probably. New Jersey nil
probably, New York a shade better than
probably. tw
Good News From Ohio.
The democrats get nothing but most as- at
suring democratic news from Ohio. Harry fei
Daugherty, the republican state chair- Ju
' man. is sending repub'ican headquarters ro<
" hopeful advices, but they lack confirma- sid
1 tory figures. an
' The democrats are even going to the bu
: extent of seeing a rainbow resting over iter
1 Minnesota. Fred Lynch, their national j
i committeeman, is down here and filling
f them with the ozone of hope. I think he co
is making a little "touch," too. to*
1 Tii
[ Washington Chosen for Convention
of W. C. T. TJ. Next Year. <*<
PORTLAND, Ore., October 25.?Mrs. at
Lillian Stevens of Portland, Me., was
unanimously re-elected president of the ml
National Woman's Christian Temperance ^
. Union, as were all other officers. ?]
Washington, D. C., was selected for the thi
convention that meets in 1913. vei
> The closing hours were devoted to a E
[ discussion of woman suffrage. ea,
Mrs. M^garet Dye Ellis of Washingf
ton, D. C., said a stubborn fight had been
| necessary to prevent the repeal of the
: anti-canteen law by Congress. She said
that the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, with little money at its command, "Cl
I successfully had outwitted the efforts of del
! interests which employed high-salaried1 th?
' propagandists and lobbyists supplied with
: unlimited funds.
Fire Causes Death and Big Loss, pu,
25.?Richard Cruce was burned to death
and property damage of (100,000 done
i by a fire that destroyed seven brick ten
buildings here early today. The blase "V
started in a theater. i oov
t -
mm cool
almly Comments on Verdict
of the Jury.
[r. Mclntyre Takes First Steps
Looking to Appeal.
istrict Attorney Whitman Announces
Four Gunmen Will Be
Tried Early in November.
NT3W YORK. October 25.?"I am sorry
ie Jury found as they did," was Ldeut.
harles Becker's only comment to his
iller this morning as the convicted man
it on the edge of his prison cot *ith
!s chin resting in his cupped hands. The
on nerve which stood by him throughit
the ordeal of the fifteen-day trial did
?t desert him today and his bearing was
s> firm and steady as at any time during
ie ijroceefli'ic-tft in the ii.irtronm
Becker's coolness may be partly actuated
for by hit? confidence that an apsal
will mean a reversal, followed by
new trial, and probable acquittal. Re>re
he was taken to his cell from the
turtroom he said to friends seated near
"Have no fear, this case is not ended
st. There will be a new trial and 1
ill be tried again at a time when public
amor does not demand a victim. Then
am sure I will be acquitted. I do not
alieve that In these present proceedings
have had the fair and Impartial trial
hlch Is guaranteed to all men under
ar laws."
Preparing' for Appeal.
Exhausted by the ordeal of the trial,
>hn F. Mclntyre, chief counsel for the
afense, nevertheless began today the
'eliminary steps looking to an appeal
id. a stay of execution for his client. It
stated that the appeal may take a
aar's time.
Justice GolT, It Is understood, has gone
? the country for <a much needed rest
/er the week end.
Mrs. Becker was able to leave the
suse during the forenoon and went down
>wn to meet Mr. Mclntyre preparatory
> a conference with her husband.
Inquiry at the homes of the jurors reaaled
the fact that they came to an
rreement that precluded any possibility
their talking about the case a-ithout
-eaking their oaths. Before Justice GofT
id urged them to keep silent, they had
scided to say nothing about the manar
in which they arrived at their verct,
or to refer to any of the incidents
tat attended the last day of the trial.
Question as to Degree.
It was declared this morning, however,
hat the Jury arrived at Its verdict of
rst degree murder after only three forl&l
ballots. At no time during the
Ight hours of deliberation was there a
uestlon of Becker's guilt?the only malar
of debate being as to whether the
erdict shou'd be for first degree usurer,
meaning death to the prisoner, or
econd degree murder, which is punish ble
by life Imprisonment. It was said
hat the first ballot showed eight of the
iirymen for conviction In the first de
ree, wnue on tne secona pon au dui on"
f the twelve were agreed.
A record in important criminal trials
as been established by the prompt dlsssition
of the Becker case. Although it
as one of the most important and molentous
cases ever called to trial here,
was disposed of in fifteen days, during
hlch time 3,000 pages of testimony was
iken and ninety-seven witnesses exaniited.
The cost of the trial will reach a tota!
ir less than that of most big criminal
ises, it is said. The largest single item
expense was for brinring a wi'ness
om England. Thi6 item was about
!00<>. The cost of running the court is
cured at about $700 a day. while the ex?nse
of paying and caring for the jury
as about $200 a day.
To Be Tried in November.
District Attorney Whitman said this
ternoon that the four gunmen will go
t trial in the early part of Novemh. r
hen the Informers. Rose. Vallon. Web>r
and Schepps, will be brought into
iurt once more to repeat their - ry.
r. Whitman pointed out that, while
tunsel for the informers had the tight
appear before Justice Goff and demand
eir release on bail, they had no desire
r liberty.
"What they want now." he said griml>,
s not heavier bail, but heavier doors
i the West Side court prison. They
ould rather be on the inside looking out
an on the outside looking in."
rhe district attorney had no comment
make today on the Becker verdict.
S*EW YORK. October 2T..-It was mid
?nt tnis morning wnen me jury in m*?
scker case brought tn Its verdict. The
elve jurors, with solemn faces and
iasured steps, tiled into the courtroom
11:55 o'clock. A minute later the deidant
was brought in from the Tombs,
stice Goff had not yet entered the
Dm, and for a moment Becker took a
le seat. As he waited he scanned with
xious eyes the faoes of the Jurors,
t none of them returned his gaze. A
ise silence prevailed.
Vt 11:57 o'clock Justice Goff entered the
urtroom. and, bowing low to counsel.
)k his seat. The Jury roil was called.
clerk then asked the Jurors If they
d reached a verdict.
'We have," announced Harold B. Skinr.
the foreman, and the jury rose to
'We find the defendant guilty as
arged in the Indictment." Mr. Skinner
id, slowly and evenly, looking squarely
Justice Goflf.
'Do you find the defendant guilty of
irder In the first degree, as charged in
s indictment?" asked the clerk.
"We do," the foreman replied.
["he court then directed that the roll of
i Jurors be called for their Individual
rdicts. As he repeated the question,
o you find the defendant gu.lty of
irder in the first degree, as charged?"
<nrAP !
'I do."
Pedigree Is Taken.
fhen the last juror had answered, Juse
Golt instructed the clerk to take tha
'endant's pedigree. Becker answered
i questions in a low, firm voice. A
irt officer brought the questions to him,
itten on a slip of paner and as the
soner read them to himself, he reed:
Forty-two years old, American citii,
born in Germany: address, 3i*i9 Aut>on
avenue: lieutenant of police; mard.
Protestant, mother living; habits
nperate: never convicted before."
Vhen Becker's voice died away, his
msel, John F. Mclntyre, who had aov

xml | txt