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No. 395.-No. 19,023. ~ WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27. 1912* FIVE CENTa
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Town Taken by Bulgarians
and Servians.
Big Battle Said to Be Proceeding
Near Kirk-Xilisseh.
Turks Accused of Massacring Many
Women and Children Before
Their Departure.
BELGRADE. October 26.?The captun
of Uskup by the Servian and Bulgariai
forces Is confirmed. The town fell without
The foreign consuls at Uskup have requested
th% Servian army to protect the
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 26.?It is
announced here that the Turks suffered
a severe defeat at Uskup, which was
cap.ured today by the Servians.
According to official information a big
battle has been proceeding all day tc
the south of Kirk-Kilisseh. The Bulgarians
have been attempting a turning
movement in the neighborhood of Visa,
southeast of Kirk-Kilisseh.
Report of Turkish Victory.
LONDON. Oc.ober 26.?The Turkish
army has gained a great victory, according
to a news agency dispatch fron
Constantinople, which /says the official
announcement was issued there at 5:4<
this evening. No details are gtfven as tc
the time or place.
Take Many Ouns at Xwnanova.
BELGRADE. October 26.?It was officially
announced tonight that the spoiU
captured at Kumanova included flfty-flvc
noia guns; six mountain guns ana sis
Maxims, quantities of ammunition am
stores and two aeroplanes. At Sienitza
the Servians captured thirteen big gum
and four Maxims.
Forty thousand Turks were engaged lti
the fighting in this District. They art
accused of massacring many women ant!
children before they left the town. Tht
most prominent Slav Inhabitants were
imprisoned, but were rescued by the flrsl
Servian soldiers who entered.
A body of 500 Arnauts and Turks raisec
their white caps on their bayonets as a
elgn of surrender, and the Servian commander
gave the order to cease firing.
"When the Servians were within fifteen
paces the enemy opened fire, whereupon
the Servians charged and killed them al!
at the point of the bayonet.
Closing- Around Adrianople.
VIENNA. October 26.?The correspondent
of the Relschespost, who is sup'
posed to be an Austrian officer, sent the
following massage from the headquarter*
of the first Bulgarian army at 10 o'clock
Friday evening:
" Gen. Ivanoff is drawing his lines more
closety around Adrlanople, particularly to
the west and north. He Is strengthening
his positions with earthworks. The Bulgarian
heavy artillery is now bombarding
the northwestern front of the fortress.
Another sortie by the Turks in the direction
of Amautkoeg today was repulsed
by ttte Bulgarians, with great losses to
the Turks. Gen. Ivanoft will complete the
cordon around Adrianople by filling up
the gaps to the east and south within the
next few days.
"A strong column is advancing from
the northeast Another operating from
the west will have the task of closing the
ring around the fortress."
Tne same correspondent, telegraphing
from the headquarters of the second
army, says:
"The action of the eastern army, the
object of which is to destroy completely
the Turkish forces defeated at Kirkklllsseh.
is making vigorous progress,
but I am forbidden to say more."
Opening Eyes of Europe.
LONDON, October 26.?The swiftness
and efficiency of the onward movement
of the armies of the allied Balkan
states is making Europe open her eyes.
From the north and all along the line
from Greece on the south they are
crowding back the boundaries of the
Ottoman empire in Europe. The often
predicted and long-delayed day when
the Turk will have his back agaJnst the
wall seems at hand.
The two pivotal points of Turkey's defense
on the north were Adrianople and
Uskup. The Bulgarian army in the
cast nas aeieaifa me lures ai rwiraKilisseh.
which is the strongest outpost
of Adrianople, and appears to have almost
Invested that fortress.
The Servian army in the west walked
Into Uskup at 'J o'clock this afternoon
without opposition. The Turkish garrison
there withdrew on the railway toward
Saloniki. How far it Intends to
retreat and why are questions.
Events about Adrianople are even mor<
Important. The Bulgarians apparently
are proceeding successfully with the investment
of the fortress. The Turkish
army. which was defeated at Kirk
Kilisseh did not fall back upon Adrian
ople. according to today's news, but tool
the road to the south, where It coult
connect with the railway to Constant!
nople. The second Bulgarian army fol
Iwed through the mountains, carrying 01
the tight ail day in an endeavor to cut
off the retreating forces.
rushing: Attack on Scutari.
In the meantime the Montenegrins an
pushing their attack on Scutari. Tin
" Creeks have entered a few small town:
in the course of their advance to tin
The fact that Turkey apparently was
taken by surprise, and that her mosl
Important outposts gave way, does not
' mean that the allies can push back tht
Turkish soldiers, who have a long
record for bravery, indefinitely. Turkish
mobilization Is only under way
She claims to be able to mass 400.00C
men outside of Constantinople; whereas
the allies have practically their full
strength In ablebodied men already it
Even If this, which Is the first stagi
of the war, is entirely successful for thi
small states, the second stage will b<
more Interesting. The question then wil
be, not whether Turkey can defend Con
rtar.tinopie, which it is generally be
lieved she can unless unsuspected con
citlons develop in the army or revolu
tlon and bankruptcy strike from behind
but whether she can organize her force
for a campaign which will sweep bacl
the Balkan armies from the terrltor;
se.zed In the first stage of the war.
? ian # *i M
Kancner men uommits omciae
Wife Finding Bodies.
PAONI, Colo.. October 2d.?C. G. Fox
forty-two years old, a rancher Uvini
three miles northwest of here, today aUo
and killed bis six-year-old daughter
four-year-old son and fourteen-month
lid baby, and then committed suicide.
, The bodies were discovered by Mn
Fox, who returned home an hour afte
the shooting.
; Becker Says He Was Rail
roaded Through Court.
; Declares He Deceived No Considera
tion and Expects None.
r His Attorney Confident Appeal Wil
Be Granted?Says Witnesses
Were Unbelievable.
? NEW YORK, October 26. ? "Lega
i butchery" is how former Police Lieu!
' Charles Becker characterized his convic
tion for the murder of Herman Rosen
" thai In a talk with newspaper reporter
! today. From his cell in "Murderers
Row" in the Tombs Becker spoke bitter
i ly of his fate, declaring he had beei
I "railroaded" and that could he hav
i taken the witness stand during his tria
he would have explained away the pub
: lie Impression that he had acquired i
> fortune through levying graft upoi
gambling houses. The ex-policeman talk
> ed in the presence of his brother, Johi
. Becker, a police lieutenant.
"This case was legal butchery," h
said. "You can't emphasize that to<
much. Some of the accounts of my tria
I notice say that I paid out $23,000 fo
my defense. Twenty-five thousand dol
' lars! Why that is $2,000 in excess of an;
i sum I ever possessed or ever hoped t
I possess. According to the newspapers
t the public believes I am worth $100.00C
I can understand the purpose of thi
statement. All of this could have beei
explained if I had been allowed to g
on the stand?every cent.
Expects no Consideration.
5 "Neither Mrs. Becker nor myself ha
? been given any consideration at all sine
: this case began. What's more, 1 don*
1 expect any. I would not be disappointe*
l if Sheriff Harburger rushed me off fron
, thp rmirtmnm Hirpnt tr* fiincr Sinor ofto
Justice Goflf has sentenced me next Wed
t nesday. That will be the final stage o
, the railroading of Becker."
j The strain of waiting for the outcom
, of his trial and the uncertainty he etii
1 faces pending a decision by a highe
. court on the appeal his lawyers wil
make are telling on Becker's' physica
[ condition, according to friends. Becke
i was visited for three hours by his wif<
. today.
"Mrs. Becker is bearing up as well a
i one could expect under such circum
i stances." said the convicted man. "He
I condition troubles me much more thai
my own."
John F. Mclntyre, Becker's counsel
said he was confident of a new trial to
his client
"There can't be anything else but a re
versdl," he declared. "That man Becke;
> is Innocent. He was convieted upon tlx
r testimony of a lot of unbelievable crea
turea and was found guilty after a tria
in which .legal errors beyond numbei
were committed, in my opinion,
i "I am going to see the attorney gen
) eral of the state within a few days.
; believe that District Attorney Whltmai
had no right to offer immunity to wit
; nesses who might be?and were, in m:
belief?principals in the murder. I wil
ask the attorney general for a ruling 01
I that question, and I believe I will prov<
? my contention."
; Immunity Agreement Questioned.
Mr. Mclntyre mentioned "Bridgie'
i Webber and Harry Vellon as the twi
i witnesses he had in mind. He said tha
! immunity agreements which the countj
, prosecutor made with them - ^re not ap
proved by Judge Mulqueen, who signe<
those made with Sam Scbepps and "Bah
> Jack" Rose.
Regarding a report that some of th<
four gunmen?"Gyp the Blood," "Left:
Louie." "YVhltev" I^wIk and
Frank"?were prepared to turn state';
evidence through terror at Becker's con
i viction, Distr.ct Attorney Whitman, be
fore leaving town for a rest tonight, saic
the four prisoners were given opportunity
before Becker's trial to coniess, and tha
now none of them could hope to escapi
trial by telhng wnat he knew. Air
Whitman sa*d there was no douot as t<
the validity of the agreements witi
Webber and Vellon.
Arthur Smith Flies SeventyFive
Miles With Fiancee
to Be Married.
FORT WAYNE. Ind., October 26Arthur
Smith proved himself a moderi
Loch invar this afternoon when h<
placed his fiancee. Miss Aimee Cour, be
wiHiv h i m in hiu V.lnlonc. onrl '
*? am u?o uiiu nun H
j Hillsdale, Mich., seventy-flve mile;
t away, where they were married.
The parents of the young woman ha<
objected to their marriage, but tonight
wften they learned of toe flight am
i wedding, telegraphed Smith that hi
i would be welcome in their home, bu
3 for him to ship his machine by freigh
i and return with their daughter on <
passenger train.
Machine of Own Construction.
[ Smith, who is only nineteen years old
; has been making flights for severa
months in a machine of ids own con
j struction. Recently he flew over thli
city with his fiancee, much to the dis
1 pleasure of her parents. The trip t<
> Hillsdale was made with one stop
eighteen miles northwest, for gasoline
e The landing at Hillsdale was made oi
b the college campus, before a larg.
s crowd.
1 t
" One of the Founders of Republican
I Party and Noted Lawyer.
f BOSTON. October 26.?Brig. Gen. Henr
Beebe Carrtagton, eminent In literatim
war and law, died at his home In Hyd
r Park today. Gen. Carrington was bor
in 1S24- Death was due to old age.
Gen. Cafllngton's grandfather, Jame
Carrington, was an inventor and manti
laciurer 01 nnes iur me uuuea siatei
, while his great-grandfather. Capt J ere
S miah Carrington, was a patriot of th
t American revolution and a friend q
Gen. Carrlngton aided in the formatio
of the republican party, while a residen
i of Columbus, Ohio, where he practice
r law before entering the northern army; 1
the civil waf.
- Roosevelt's Walk Brings Realization
of Weakness.
Determined to Hake New York Ad*
dress Whether or No.
1 Birthday Dinner at Sagamore Hill
Today?Gets Many Messages
of Congratulation.
I UISILK OA I, IN. I., uctooer M.?UOl.
. Roosevelt attempted to bet back something
of usual manner of life today, with
a walk In the forenoon and several hours'
work with his secretary in the afternoon,
but long before the day was over
found he was still far from well.
The colonel dressed early in the day,
and set out for a stroll with Mrs. Roosej
velt. It was the first time he had been
out of doors since his return. They went
down the hill as far as the tennis court
and sat in the sun for a few minutes,
then turned back toward the house.
When he began to climb the hill Col.
Roosevelt realized how weak he still was.
He was glad to rest when he reached the
0 house.
.1 Is Greatly Fatigued.
He found his secretary, waiting for him,
y and worked for an hour with his corre?
srondence. This afternoon he said he
must complete the speech he expects to
g deliver in New York next Wednesday
n night. He remained at work until the
o task was ended, but found that it taxed
his strength. He was greately fatigued,
and stopped work for the day.
No visitors were received at Sagamore
js urn toaay. loi. rtooseveu uas iuuiiu
e by experience in the last day or two
t that if he talks Ions at a time he be,
comes exhausted and must go to bed.
He agreed with his doctors yesterday
Q that he would do no more talking than
r was necessary today, and hoped that by
. Monday he would be able to see as many
f visitors as he wished. He also planned
to work several hours a day from Mone
day on.
ii Determined to Speak.
1 There was some doubt tonight, how.1
ever, whether the colonel dould go on
r with this program. Dr. George W.
e Faller of Oyster Bay, one of his physis
cians, impressed upon him the necessity
of avoiding overexertion if he is to gain
r sufficient strength to make his speech
1 next week. Col. Roosevelt declared that
he will make the speech whether or no.
His physicians fear, however, that unr
less he is considerably stronger Wednesday
he will become exhausted and will
' be unable to finish his speech. The adr
dress as he has prepared It win require
B about twenty-five minutes for delivery.
" There is to* be a dinner at Sagamore
1 Hill at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to
r celebrate the fifty-fourth' bfrthddy of the
head of the house.
I Two Sons Return.
At dusk today Mrs. Roosevelt walked
i down the hill and met one of her boys,
1 Quentin, who came home from Groton
b Academy for the birthday celebration.
Archie, who is at Andover Academy, Was
unable to come on account of examinations,
and Kermit is in Brazil. Theodore,
the other son, arrived from New York
tonight with his wife and baby. All day
long messages of congratulation were
1 coming in, as well as dozens of gifts.
Col. Roosevelt today sent a telegram to
. Don M. Dickinson of Detroit, who was a
j member of President Cleveland's cabinet
. and long a democrat leader in Michigan.
Mr. Dickinson sent word to Col. Roosevelt
wh.le the colonel was in the hospital
e in Chicago that he had decided to supf
port him.
j Hears of the Action.
3 Col. Roosevelt was unable to reply to
the telegram which reached him in the
I hospital, and one of his secretaries
. answered for him, sending a formal mes^
sage of thanks. Today Col. Roosevelt
heard for the iirst time of Mr. Dickinson's
> "Your telegram has Just been brought
1 to my attention." he wired to Mr. Dickinson.
"I am profoundly touched and
moved by your support. There Is no
I man in this country whose action could
uppeal to me more than yours. I
vaiue your action particularly because 1
am most anxious to make it evident that
this is a movement genuinely Independent
of both the old parties and one which
should appeal to all good citizens alike,
and to the former democrat percisely as
to the former republican."
Firemen Have Hard Time at Snuff
Factory Blaze.
CHICAGO, October 26.?Gallant flre1
i men sneezed their way to victory ex9
tingulshing flames that attacked the
snuff factory of Herman Groya today.
"Right In, he-ah-choo." ordered the
battalion chief, as he led his men Into
j the factory.
"Coming, chiefoo-woo," exploded the
J men in reply.
Two barrels of snuff were tipped over
t and emptied on the air, and spectators
t moved back, apprehensive that the hay
fever season had returned.
Raymon J. Sowe, a fireman, sneezing
lustily in the front ranks, was so
greatly exhausted that he required an
I ambulance doctor's attention. The batl
talion commander, saying the sneezes
_ of his men fanned the flames to greater
strength than hose could cope with,
withdrew them from the building. The
lire later went out of Itself, as suddeply
o as though the building Itself had
>, ! sneezed.
m .
Motordrome Managers Released from
Responsibility for Fatal Accident.
NEWARK, N. J., October 36.?In a pre1
sentment today the grand jury exonerated
the manager of the Valisburg motordrome
from crlmnlal responsibility for
y the accident of September 6, when a
' motor cyclist and his machine plunged into
e a crowd during a race and eight pern
sons were killed; but the authorities
are advised against permitting contlnu8
ance of the sport.
"The Jury is thoroughly convinced,"
the presentment concludes "that this soi
called. sport is of a highly dangerous
e character, serves no useful purpose, is
if fraught with such a reckless disregard
and exposures of the lives of the corapetn
ing ridefrs as to render it so closely
it verging on criminality as to call for such
d immediate action by the constituted aud
thoritles as will prevent any continuance
j thereof." , _
News Note: "Dr Taft wrants
wants to administer the dose in his
physician who will help you. If 3
getting Dr. Roosevelt back. He 1
land, Oreg.
' j i
Witnesses Subpoenaed for
Money Trust investigation.
" 1
the finances of the country.
Representative Pujo of Louisiana, chairman
of the committee, and Samuel Untermyer
of New York, special counsel for
the committee, have been working with
the committee's clerks and experts and
employes of the sergeant-at-arm's ouice
planning the investigation.
Compilation of Statistics.
Under the direction of Mr. Untermyer
the experts are preparing an elaborate
compilation of statistics embracing practically
every financial and industrial institution
in the country, and tracing the
relation of eaach individual concern to
other concerns. This compilation will be
used as a basis for the examination
of witnesses with a view to determining
the exact Influence exerted by New ?ork
banks and bankers on other banks ana
bankers throughout the country.
Chairman Pujo expects to call the committee
together about a week after etec
tlon, and to begin the examination of
witnesses. In the meantime the experts
are working overtime preparing the statistical
data which th committee will
use as a basis for its examination. In
this connection Mr. Untermyer has asked
President Tat't to d.rect the controller
of the currency, Mr. Murray, to turn
over to the committee data in the possession
of tiis office, and to use the machinery
of his office to co'-lect further information
desired by the committee.
Of Doubtful Propriety.
The question as to whether the President
has power to direct such action has !
been referred to the Attorney General
for decision. But as the national banking
act empowers the controller to collect 1
Information "for the purposes of this 1
act." it is generally believed about the <
Department of Justice that the Attorney .
General will hold that the material cannot
be collected for the use of the committeee.
a <
Mother of Several Sons Prominent
in Public Service. '
? m a n^i -w r
IXAiAJVoruni, xna., uciouer _o.?Airs.
Mary Landis, mother of a family of sons
each of whom is well known in the public
service, died here today after an ill- ,
ness of several months. She was the ,
mother of K. M. Landis, federal judse
at Chicago; Charles B. Landis of Delphi, '
and Frederick Landis of Logansport, Ind.,
former representatives of their respective <
districts in Congress; Walter K. Landis,
formerly postmaster at San Juan, Porto
Rico, and Dr. John H. Landis of Ctn-1 <
clnnatL 1
Committee of the House Preparing
to Besume Its Inquiry About
November 15.
With a large clerical force working
out enormous schemes of financial sta- j
tistlcs, the House committee on banking
and currency plans to plunge into an
exhaustive investigation -of the so-called
money trust about November 13. Subpoenas
already have been issued for
the witnesses to be called early in the
hearings, and are now in the hands
of the sergeant-at-arms of the House
to be served.
J. Pierpont Morgan, George W. PerkIns,
George F. Baker, Cleveland H.
Dodge, John D. Rockefeller and practically
every other financier prominent
in New York banking circles are expected
to be questioned by the committee in its
efforts to discover whether a small group
of rich men has a controlling grip on
to give medicine to the patient
way. In this situation I recomi
rou don't like him you can disch
has a night bell and both telepl
... 1
1 1 ' 1
One Political Riot, However
Cnfln in Hnn+U nf Hnn
urns 111 vcaiu ui uiic
A riot broke out late tonight at a con
servatlve meeting- in a densely populated
district of the city. The combatant
used knives and pistols. One man m
killed and several were wounded.
The fight apparently was started bj
Za vistas. The police finally restorec
order, after which cavalry patrolled th<
disturbed section.
No further disturbances have been re
ported in any part of the island. Th<
only change in the political situation wai
the revocation by President Gomez o
his appointment of Col. Pujol to suprem<
command of the national police under th<
title of supervisor, and the substitutioi
of Gen. Pablo Mendieta, commander o:
the infantry of the regular army.
Col. Pujol is simply a soldier and ha:
no political affiliations. Gen. Mendiete
is reputed to be a pronounced Zayista.
Interpreted by Conservatives.
The conservatives interpret the appoint
ment of Gen. Mendieta to mean thai
President Gomez is determined to throv
all the strength of the adminlstratioi
against Gen. Mario Menocal for th<
The Zaylstas say that President Gome:
is so keenly appreciative of :he im
portance of an absolutely fair electior
and the preservation of order that h<
enneiilerc thot thia . t m a ?<^ u thn co rir inoi
i vui:iuv.i>j iiiuii into uvuiuiiuo ittv DVi T tw?>i
of a military officer of the highest rank
The change Is expected to be productive
of increased bitterness.
Self-Confessed Slayer Believed to Be
Mentally Unbalanced.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., October 26?
"Chicago Joe" Buonomo, self-confesse<
slayer of Jennie Cavaglieri, collapsed ii
his cell at police headquarters late toda;
and was removed to the county jail to bi
placed in the hospital ward there. H<
will be transferred to a local hospital to
morrow, where he will be examined as t<
his mental condition, as the physiciam
called to attend him this afternoon hav<
expressed the opinion that his mind maj
have sufiered in the breakdown.
The woman was shot to death at St rat
ford last Tuesday night. she had beer
taken there in an automobile by Buonomc
and four other men. Buonomo and twe
of the other men wefe captured shortly
after the shooting.
Caring for families of Patriots.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CUMBERLAND, Md., October 26.?Rev.
Father Joachim Alexopouios, rector ol
the Greek Church in Washington, D. C.,
Is a visitor here, soliciting funds for the
Greek Red Cross Society and also foi
the wives and children of Greek patriots
who have left America to fight the Turk,
At a conference of members of the local
Greek colony. Father Alexopoulos obtained
$400 and a committee was appointed
to sol.cit funds from merchant:
and business men. A number of Greeiu
I .if* r*iim.kAi.lan^ #a?? hnmo tn tal/a 11V
To Dedicate Denver Cathedral.
DENVER, Col., October 26.?Cardlna
John M. Farley and several high churcl
dignitaries arrived in Denver today t<
attend the ceremonies dedicating the nev
flve-hundred-thousand dollar Cathedra
of the Immaculate Conception. A featun
will be the kneeling In the streets o'
several thousand parishioners tomorrov
during the benediction, to be pronouncet
by Cardinal Farley.
|RO?EWEa.^ a
iALVvg? IN. ?
% P2I?kpH?ii-es ?
|l [sureCURE!
^ ?
: in his way, and Dr. Roosevelt
mend to you Dr. Wilson as the
large him and always be sure of
hones."?Gov. Marshall at Port PLAN
_ ?
' District Motorists Want Reciprocity
in Licenses.
5 Washingtonians Pay About $50,000
to State and Get Nothing in Bei
turn, It Is Claimed.
Unless reciprocity is granted to Dls8
trict motorists by the state of Maryland
8 with regard to automobile licenses, it is
f declared by those interested, a moveB
ment will probably be started to bring
about a regulation that will prevent
t Maryland autoists using District roads or
r streets even temporarily without paying
the license fee.
3 Several means of retaliating for the
i injustice which District motorists claim
is done them by Maryland have been
suggested. The agitation may result in
a regulation by the Commissioners or a
change in the law, if that is necessary,
t requiring Maryland motorists to pay the
j same license fee that is charged Disj
trict motorists. Under the present ar,
rangement Maryland autoists can enter
the District without first obtaining a
5 license. It is merely necessary for them
to show their Maryland license to the
police, who issue a temporary District
1 license to them fr.ee of all charge. Disi
trict motorists, however, are forced to
a nl rto ?r a Kaa irtr llaa?*?aa ??? '???*
3 1/iuici 4-'cv v O, iica,* jr uv-cxidc iuc iui URlllg
the Maryland roads surrounding the Dls3
trlct or run the risk of being arrested
and forced to pay a heavy fine.
Pay State $50,000 a Tear.
Washingtonians are paying about $50,000
a year, it is estimated, in license fees
' to the state of Maryland and are receiving
nothing in return, it is urged, for i
none of "the money is used to repair the ;
" roads leading out from the District. In j
six months of 1910 they paid $7,325.80 in j
1 fees. In 1911 they paid $21,340.75, and in
1 the seven months of 1912 ending July 31
I had paid $26,251.64.
The Maryland automobile law is so
' worded as to discriminate against motor'
lsts of the District, but not against those
of any state in the Union, in 1910 the
s Governor of Maryland Issued a proclamaf
tion granting to motorists of "surrounding
states" who have paid their license
in their respective jurisdictions the right
i to use Maryland roads. The proclamation .
?- was worded "states," and in a foreword
> it was explained that the use of this ;
' wora aid not cover any 01 mu icueioi i
territories. In this way the law welcom- ,
ed all motorists with the exception of
those from the District.
License Fee Increased.
The former Maryland license law pro- '
; vided fees ranging from $6 to $18 for ;
cars ranging from twenty-horsepower to
. forty-horsepower or more. Last March
it was amended in such a way that it j
; resulted in an increase of about 40 per
cent in the license fee for the average 1
1 car.
The District Commissioners have requested
the Governor of Maryland to
' grant to District motorists the same
i privileges extended to those from the
i states, but no action has yet been taken.
> In the meantime District motorists are
being forced to pay high license fees for
the privilege of entering Maryland wjth
their cars while motorists from Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virglna and Dela.
ware can drive through the state at will
1 without being charged a cent.
. Berkshire Off for .Norfolk.
1 BEAJFORT, N. C.. October 28.?The
i steamer Berkshire, which put into Look- ,
' -a a? l a en
c I UUl vuve uii mo laoc wcca, ?* cu
r I route from Jacksonville and Savannah to
11 Baltimore, sailed today in tow for Nor- I
'folk. _ I
Wickersham Centers Fire at
Roosevelt's Chief Backers.
President Defused to Dismiss Indictments
Against Ohioan, He Says.
"Conceived in Ambition, Born in ^
Malice, Nourished on Misrepresensentation,"
Says Attorney General
. ]
CIRCLEVIL.LE. O.. October 26.?"Conceived
in ambition, born In malice and
nourished on misrepresentation of the ]
President and the republican party," so
said Attorney General Wickersham of the
progressive party In his third Ohio speech
advocating the re-election of President
Taft here today.
The speaker devoted most of his speech
to a criticism of Dan R Hanna of Cleveland.
one of Col. Rosevelt's stanchest
"Some estimate," he said, "might properly
be made of the nature of the rtoose- j
velt movement by censoring the character r
of the four men who supported the colo- c
nel with fountain pens and open ~heck I
books?Perkins, Hanna, Munsey and c
Flinn." ^
Fling at Dan Hanna.
Attorney General WIckersham declared r
that Mr. Hanna's Interest in the Roosevelt
third party movement was born co- -j
incidentally with Mr. Hanna's indictment t
by a federal grand jury in April, of 1811, j
for rebating. r
"The prosecution arose out of a report f
made by the intestate commerce commission
to the Attorney General, showing
the relation between Mr. Hanna's dock t
companies at Ashtabula and the railroad
companies over which ore was shipped,"
said the speaker. t
"The matter was sent by the Attorney \
General to the district attorney at Cleve- {
land, who laid it before the grand jury,
which found indictments against the
companies and Messrs, Hanna, McCabe 1
and Ireland. t
Thinlv VoiloH Thmfa *
"Hanna was highly indignant and sent
a thinly veiled threat to President Taft
unless he dismissed the indictments Mr. t
Hanna's influence and that of his news- i
papers would be thrown against him. The 1
President declined to be influenced by (
these threats. 1
"Mr. Hanna and the other Individuals j
were finally let go, providing their com- ^
panies and the railroad compalles plead j
guilty and pay fines aggregating up-1
wardiy of 11113,000. Instead of showing L
an appreciation of the leniency of the I,
government, Mr. Hanna has from the|(
moment of his indictment, fought against i.
the renominntion and re-election of the i
President, and expended in support of |
Roosevelt more money than the ag- (
gregate fines paid the government. That .
is an example of the type of men and .
motives of Col. Roosevelt's principal sup- *
Note Leads to Finding of Mutilated
Body of Woman
in Vacant House.
ST. LOUIS, October 36.?The nude and
partly decomposed body of a woman,
with five gashes on the head, a rope
around the neck, a gag in the mouth, a
gunny sack over the head and the hands
tied together with a cloth, was found
today in the basement of a house whicn
has been vacant since September 3.
One end of the rope was wrapped
n "olin/I o rroo nlna (n pi 1/tVi n 117o it I#
aiuuuu a. pipe 111 ouvu a. j inai 11 ^
supported the body in a sitting posture, t
Indications are that the body had been ?
in the basement for several weeks. The r
cuts on the head, it was said at the 1
morgue, might have been made with a t
hatchet. No weapon with which the cuts c
on the head might have been made was
found near the body.
Directed to House by Note. t
The finding of the body was the result J
of a note received by mail by Chief of a
Police Young, which read: c
"If you will go to 207 Locust street r
you will find a body hanging. t
Beside the body was a pile of cloth- ?
ing, all of its much worn. On the floor ?
near the body was a newspaper, dated a
September 28, fo.ded so that it displayed
a story of the arrest of men alleged to 0
have been connected with the New West- e
minster, B. C., bank robbery. ?
The last tenants of the house were un- ?.
able tonight to aid the police in Identify- rj
ing the w oman. {,
Financier to Fay Cost of New Build- J
ing at Trinity. 8
HARTFORD, Conn., October 20.?The t
trustees of Trinity College today voted
to raise a fund of $1,OUO,COO for the purpose
of increasing the endowment fund
of the college, and to build a library c
and administration building, a new dor- li
mitory, and a new scientific building. \
After the resolution had been adopted p
J. Plerpont Morgan, one of the trustees, p
offered to pay the expense of building the 1
library and administration building, to b
be called "Williams Hall," In memory ti
of the late Rt. Rev. John Williams, >,
DImViaw A# tb a TTnl onono 1 PViitwnb sv# I
UiOlJUp Ui tuc uptowpat Ui V/UI1* vj
necticut. Mr. Morgan's gift was received
with enthusiasm and a building committee
was appointed at once.
Attorneys for Insurance Company
Being Sued Beqnest Search. J
ST. IvOUIS, October 26.?Attorneys for
the insurance company that is defendant ii
in the Kimmel mystery insurance suit to- ?
night announced that they had asked the y
police of Chicago and Niles. Mich., to u
look for the claimant who testified this c
week that he is the missing George A- P
_ ?1
Kimmel. d
The claimant disappeared Wednesday e
before his cross-examination was completed
in the local circuit court. He is
the chief witness of the insurance company,
which has been sued by Kimmel's
sister for insurance of Kiftmtel's life* t
Study of Figures Given Out by
Party Leaders Leaves One
Inducements for Farmers to Go to
Polls Will Be Lacking.
STot Much Heard of Tammany.
Democrats Show Little Modesty
When It Comes to Maying
NEW YORK, October 2?.?The political
rophetB are wrangling over New York's
iredicted presidential vote like a couple
>f terriers over a stuffed Teddy bear,
lot that it makes much rifference in the.
outcome, since in the evolution?or shall;
ve say revolution?of politics it is not
ikely to be this year a case of "as
toes New York so goes the nation." The
tation already has gone.
Honest Injun, it is hard to guess New
fork. Given inside and confidential tlgires
based upon the returns of election
listrict captains, there Is a diversity of
esult that would drive a national bank
examiner to drink and even an add in?
nachlne would not save him.
Figures are tiresome unless they refer
o the right side of one's bank account. ind
it is not my purpose to bother you
>n the Sabbath with a lot of political
rise guy calculations. Heaven knows
hey are presented to the visiting corre-'
;pondents In such profusion that they
ook like a collapsed kalledoscope. But
here is no reason why you should have
.0 be pestered. We are paid for it.
Some Salient Figures.
However, a few salient totals may be
:ajcen up in passing, but let's put it in the
rernacul&r rather than in the tabulated
form. Assuming that Wilson will carry
3reater New York by 80,000, the republicans
must come down to the Bronx with
l plurality of 90,000 from upstate. That
would give Taft a plurality of 10,000 in
Lhe whole state.
Bags Barnes figures that Taft ^vlll come
lot* with a plurality af 111,000, which
would give Taft a plurality in the state
>f 31,000.
M*W the foregoing assumption that
wilson might carry Greater New York
jy 80,000 is based on these possible and
calculated figures: Wilson. 2SU.O0O; Taft,
900,000; Roosevelt, 190,000; all others.
General View of Situation.
But now let's abandon figures and look.
Lt the situation from a viewpoint by and,'
arge. The democrats carried the statw
;wo years ago, electing a governor, legslature,
one United States senator, a.
whole parcel of representatives in the
riouse and all that. To be sure, there
were 200,000 stay-at-home republican
rotes. What is the difference now?
Isn't it the same old fight between the
>ld guard republicans and the progresses,
with the added consideration that
low there are three tickets In the field?
What are the odds whether the silent
rote of two years ago goes to Wilson
>r still stays at home? Are not the republicans
torn in twain?
Doesn't it appear that it would take all
:he united vote of the repuohcans to
carry the state for Taft? Where are you
Suing to get 'em? is lt possible that
Lhese silent voters of two years ago are
lot actuated' by the same motive which
mpelled them at that time to destroy
Etoosevelt? If they see a chance for
Etoosevelt are they not likely to go over
o wiison: Anynow, u t.ne repuoncan
rote is thus split for whatever reason
hat may be assigned, including the pres:nce
of the third party in the held, it
nakes a dangerous situation for the relublicans.
And yet they are going around with
heir chests all swelled out and some
>f 'em are putting up real money.
Expect Many Stay-at-Homes.
Speaking of money, there is likely to
>e a big stay-at-home vote in this state
November 5. The three parties are just
Lbout "all in" at this time, as far as
ash is concerned. Now it is a fact,
egrettable as it may be, but well known
o every native of New York state, that
ome election day there Is a very coniderable
element of the rural populaion
that won't go near the polls unlesa
he local boss shows up with a five or
. ten for the farmer.
They don't count it as anything venal
m their part; they are honest, churchoing
people. But from time immemorial
they have been accustomed to beng
paid for their teams and recomiensed
for the time lost from their farms
n this way. Actually they feel that
bey are being detrauded of their juse
ues if the money is not forthcoming.
Well, there will be great disappointments
along this line next elect.on day.
nd the prospect is being mourned at
11 headquarters. Many a team will
tand hitched in the barn yard from
arly morning till dewy eve with never a
latchei-bearing chap appearing.
Little Talk of Tammany.
To change the subject. Can you reall
a campaign where you heard so
ttle of your old friend Tammany Hall?
Vben was there a time Croker or Murhy
was not to the fore in New York
olltics? Tnere Is hardly a whisper of
'ammany in this tight. Something must
ave happened to Boss Murphy at BalImore
last summer and "backed up on
im" at Syracuse. He is not uttering a
Mr. Hearst Is doing valiant service for
lis party through his newspapers. Over
it Nauheim he Is taking the waters, but
>etween sips has his Angers on the cable
md is boosting Sulzer for governor moet
leartlly, and whacking both Taft and
loosevelt. The prospect of Wilson's
lection, of course, postpones Hearst's
residential hopes for eight years but ho
b keeping "regular" and Is still a young
The republicans have abandoned makng
claims by states. Dave Mulvane. in
barge Of western headquarters, dad in*
eel put out a claim a week or so ago;
rhich was duly telegraphed to The Star
ipon Mr. Mulvane's responsibility. That
lalm was too rich for the blood of the
>eople down here. They simply gasped
,nd let it go at that; charged it up to a
[liferent in temperament between the
ast and west, perhaps.
Some Democratic Claims.
Bnt the democrats are up and doing
rith their claims, and they are aai

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