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No. 19.024. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1912?EIGHTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT.
TWO TOWNS TAKEN
Servians Capture Motrovitza
and Verisovitz.
TURKS ARE IN RETREAT
Fleeing Troops Drop Rifles and
Leave Supplies Behind.
BULGARS GET MILITARY TRAIN
First Uncensored Accounts of the
Fighting at Kirk-Kilisseh Received
at London.
BELGRADE, Servia. October 28.?The
Servian troops have taken the town of
Motrovitza. on the railroad to the north
of I'skup, and Verisovitz also has fallen
into their hands, according to a dispatch
from the Servian base at the
frontier. Fifteen quick-firing cannon,
4.000 rifles and a mass of ammunition
were abandoned by the Turkish troops
during their retreat.
All the neighboring small towns also
are surrendering to the Servians. The
Turkish army, after abandoning Uskup.
retreated toward Vlees, the men throwing
away their rifles in their flight.
Hundreds of wagons full of supplies
were left behind.
It is asserted here that the Turkish
. * oops evacuated I'skup in such haste
at they killed one another in fighting
ir places in wagons and railroad cars.
Capture Military Train.
SOFIA, Bulgaria. October 28. 4 p.m.?
The Bulgarian troops today captured a
military train in the vicinity of Eskil'aba
carrying troops and supplies from
Constantinople to Atlrianople.
The Bulgarian troops today occupied
Bunarhissar, twenty-two miles to the
-outheast of Kirk-Kilisseh. It was
through Bunarhissar that the Turks retired
from Kirk-Kilisseh pass.
Kresua, in the valley of the Struma,
also has been taken by the Bulgarians.
The eaoture of Esk -Baba was effectc
J by Bulgarian cavalry.
Bulgarians Push Forward.
LONDON. October 28.?Since the capture
of the town of Eski-Baba by the
Bulgarian troops very little news has
been received from that region, where
the future of Turkey in Europe may be
decided within a few days.
The Bulgarians have been pushing forward.
according to the latest Bulgarian
leports, from the eastern side in the hope
of fittirely de-troying the Turkish army
defeated at Kirk-Kilisseh.
At the same time the Bulgarian armies
a'-e carrying out a wide, sweeping movement.
reaching almost to the shores of
the Black sea. and still other Bulgarian
columns are comj leting the circle around
Adrianople. How far these combined
movements have been successful the outside
world is not informed, but the Bulgarians
assert that the fate of Adrlan1
ople is practically sealed.
Despite the perils of the situation, howeer.
the Turks have not lost hope of
retrieving themselves. According to a
dispatch from Constantinople receied
here today by way of Kustendje. Roumania,
sufficient Turkish reinforcements
have now reached the front to enable the
Turkish commander-in-chief to assume
the offensive.
It is stated that three Turkish columns
are moving toward the north, and that
these columns are to be supported by
otlmr Turkish troops being taken bywater
to the Turkish ports on the Black
sea. Whether they will be in time to do
any good is problematical.
Achievements of Servians.
The dispatch says, too. that the Turks
have recaptured Maras from the Buigar
ian?. In view of the big events in the
eastern region or" the theater of war the
achievements of the Servian army have
been somewhat lost sight of. The Servians.
from whom Europe did not expect
much, are now in possession of virtually
the whole of old Servia, and, in conjunction
with the Montenegrins, hold the best
part of the district of Xovipazar.
The Hu.garian column, co-operating
with the Servian army In the western
part of the peninsula, has occupied Istip
<nd threatens to cut ofT the retreat of
'he Turks to the south.
The Greek army, too. is making steady
headway. Its capture of Pentepigedia is
considered of the utmost importance, for
with Pentepigedia in Greek hands the
v hole country to the north is easily accessible
to the advance of the Greek
arrny, and the way also is left open to
Janina. the Turkish base in the far western
region.
Want to Effect Junction.
Tup Greek plan is clearly to effect a
junction of the Greek armies and then
march on Saloniki. The Greek crown
P'ince's army is now within str'king distance
of that fortress.
In the lirst place, of course, the
Greeks must sever communications between
Monastir and Saloniki. and they
might send a force against the former
placeThe
Montenegrins, hampered by rain
and the stubborn resistance of the
Turks, are still hammering away at
Tarakos* h and Scutari.
The Bulgarians, Servians and Montenegrins
have taken since the beginning
of the campaign a total of lb.UoO
prisoners, and 2.">0 field guns, according
to carefully tabulated estimates.
All ?he invaders of Turkish territory
are establishing civil administrations in
the towns captured r>y them, which is
taken as further evidence that they
have no intention of giving up any of
the conquered territory without a
struggle.
Turks Fight Turks.
The first uncensored accounts of the
fighting at Klrk-Killsseh are just reaching
here from Constantinople by way of
Kustenje. Koumania. It appears on the
night of October "il a Turkish force under
the command of Mahtnoud Mukhtat
Pasha and Prince Aziz went out with the
intention of making a surprise attack on
the Bulgarian urmv converging upon
Kii k-Ki!ls.-eh.
The night was extremely stormy, violent
squalls of wind and rain, followed
by a s'eady downpour, heating upon the
troops and drenching them to the skin
even before they started. The column
was divided, the separate parts advancing
along in parallel formation. At
dawn the advance guard of the Turkish
troops came into contact with the Bulgarl'rs
and a severe eng icement ensued.
The Bulgarians were discovered to be
in overwhelming streng-.h and not
merely a light vanguard, as had been
expected Owing to the darkness, or
possibly to some error in the route
followed or to some confusion of intructions.
one of the Turkish columns
mistook another body of Turkish troops
for Bulgarians and made a violent attack.
causing heavy losses.
Turks Give Way.
The Turks were soon compelled to
give way before the Bulgarian advance
and shortly afterward the Turkish
cavalry in attempting a charge, was
severely punished. The Bulgarian fire
upon the retreating cavalry and the
galloping of the horses started a panic j
among the Turkish infantry, who precipitately
bolted, although their reserves
finally succeeded in stemming
the torrent of their flight.
Details of the casualties are unobtainable,
but it is alleged that one Turkish
division was virtually decimated. According
to various observers the Bulgarian
hospital arrangements were inadequate
and no search was made for
J the dead and wounded lying on the
held.
'DOUBT TOWN IS RETAKEN.
Report Turks Have Captured KirkKilisseh
Questioned.
Official dispatches from the Turkish
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today by the Turkish ambassador are
! interpreted at the embassy as news that
I the Bulgarians have been repulsed from
| Kirk-Kilisseh with heavy loss and that
j the city has been retaken by the Turks.
| A Bulgarian defeat at Marasch also Is
reported.
LONDON, October ?No confirmation
of a report that the Turkish troops had i
recaptured Kirk-Kilisseh from the Bui- ,
garians has been received here. The re- i
port is believed to be a repetition of the
official statement made in Constantinople
Friday that the capture of Kirk-Kilisseh
by the Bulgarians was fiction. No credence
is attached here to the report.
WANTS TO RAISE $100,000.
Mrs. Grouitch Seeks Aid for
Wounded Servians.
NEW YORK. October 2S.?Mrs. Slavka
Grouitch. wife of the Servian minister to
London, is to have charge of the American
headquarters here of the Servian Red ,
Cross Society She arrived on the steamship
Cedric, and will at once begin a
campaign for raising a fund of $100,000
for the re'.ief of the Servian wounded.
Mrs. Grouitch is an American and a
graduate of the University of Chicago.
Before her marriage she was Miss Mabel
Gordon Dunlop of Clarksburg, W. Va.
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Friends Concerned Over Illness
of Vice President.
DOCTOR ADMITS CONDITION ;
l
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Does Not Apprehend Any Immediate i
Crisis, However.
HAS BEEN RESTING SINCE JUNE ;
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Patient Realizes Precarious Nature j
of Sickness and Has Avoided <
i
Campaign Work.
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i
UTICA, X. Y., October 28.?Alarming l
rumors regarding the condition of Vice 1
President Sherman influenced his physi- ]
clan. Dr. F. N. Peck, to issue the follow- ,
ing bulletin today: <
"Vice President Sherman is a very ill
man. although the reports In circulation ]
during the night were greatly exaggerat- J
ed. Mr. Sherman was sitting up yester- j
day. and he walked about the house from
room to room. His condition is bad, it
is true, but I do not apprehend any im- j
mediate crisis."
Condition Causes Apprehension. *
It was reported from the residence of
Vice President Sherman this afternoon
that his condition remains such as to
cause apprehension, and that he does not 1
respond as readily as heretofore to the 1
remedies that are given him. 1
Close friends of Mr. Sherman admit
that his condition is very serious and |
that he has had sinking spells at times (
during the summer. It was stated early <
today that he was slightly improved, but ]
Dr. Peck, nevertheless, was in frequent j
telephone consultation with Dr. Theodore '
C. Janeway of New York.
The Vice President realizes the pre- '
carious nature of his illness and some
| time ago agreed not to undertake any i
caiupdiKu wujr ur uiucr uuues mui
would tax his strength. 1
]
Gave Up Work Last June. "j
111 health required Vice President Slier- 1
man to suspend the performance of his
duties as the presiding officer of the 1
Senate early in June. At that time he
asked the Senate to choose a presiding
officer for about two months so that he
could enjoy entire rest. .
When that period was up Mr. Sherman
found himself unable to return to the
Senate, and his absence continued until
the end of the protracted session at the
end of August.
Close friends of the Vice President ]
have been worried about his health
throughout the entire summer, and reports
from those with him did not reassure
them. His usual ruddy complexion
and twinkling eyes, when he
left Washington during the early summer,
gave no indication that he was
ill. But his close friends felt then
that absolute rest was necessary.
TAKES HER CHILD BT FORCE.
California Woman Aided by Deputy
Sheriffs and Court Order.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. October 28.?Mrs.
Virginia McDowell Clark-Tanner took
forcible possession last night of her infant
son. J. Boss Clark 2d, whose legal
custody had been granted her Saturday
by Judge Robert Clark, but whose actual
custody was denied by the grandfather,
J. Ross Clark, vice president of
the Salt Lake railroad.
The young mother appeared accompanied
bv attorneys and two deputy sheriffs,
and armed with an order from Judge
Fin ayson eal ing for immediate Dosses- I
i slori of the child.
Several times during the day Mrs. Tantier
had gon?- to the Clark home and demanded
the child, in accordance with the
first court order, and each time was refused.
Mrs. Tanner and her attorneys searched
the city for Judge Clark, hut he had
returned to Ventura, and Judge Kinlavs?n
was appealed to. He Immediately
gave an order to Sheriff Hammell to secure
the boy and deliver him to Mrs.
Tanner. A locked door to the nursery
barred the way after entrance to the
Clark home had been gained. It was
opened at the officer's request, and Mrs.
Tanner rushed in. grabbed the sleeping
child from its cradle and departed with
it. accompanied by the nurse who had
charge of the baby.
Blame Brink for Their Plight.
NEW YORK, October 118.?A "straw
vote" of nearly 'JO.UOO destitute and homeless
men on the streets of New York city,
( just completed by the Chrfrlty Organiza,
lion Society, shows that do per cent
ascribe the'.r destitution to intemperance,
17 per cent to sickness and injury and 1Si
\ per cent to old age and slack work.
ACTION NOT NEEDED
President's Reassuring News
of the Foreign Relations.
NO CHANGE IN POLICY
Situation in Mexico and Cuba, Respectively,
Subject of Conference.
TOUR BY SECRETARY KNOX
Will Make Several Speeches for Republican
Ticket?Taft Going
f A XT n T*T "V Atily
I.W Al C W x UX A.
The foreign relations of the administration
are not of such importance as to
require much of the time of President
Taft, judging from the Wief visit he had
this morning from Secretary Knox and
from the fact that after tomorrow the
Secretary of State will be out of Washington
for a week. Mr. Knort was the
lirst caller at the White House, but
stayed only a short time. It is understood
the Mexican situation is not disturbing
the officials of this government
and that there will be no change in
policy so long as the Madero government
is able to give protection to American
citizens. The Cuban situation is annoying.
but not serious.
Mr. Knox will make a number of campaign
speeches this week. One of these
will be in Ohio Wednesday night, at a
place to be designated by'the republican
leaders there. It will be followed by three
or four speeches at places to be named
by the republican national committee.
The week will see many of the cabinet
officers adding to the oratory and interest
of the campaign. Secretary Wilson
has been on the stump for the republican
ticket several times. Secretary Nagel has
also been doing this sort of work right
along. Secretary MacVeagh has made
several Speeches and is booked for
others. Secretary Stimson, too, has been
doing similar work. Secretary Fisher is
in Chicago and his political engagements
are not known. Attorney General Wlckersham
is showing himself to be a campaign
talker of the first rank.
Postmaster General Hitchcock and Secretary
Meyer are not making speeches
and both are in the city. If a cabinet
meeting is held tomorrow at the regular
hour the attendance will necessarily
be small.
President Speaks Hopefully.
To his visitors today the President
spoke hopefully of the outcome next
week. Chairman Hilles and friends in
ail parts of the country continue to
3end him good news as to big changes
in the sentiments of voters and a tightening
of lines that will help the republican
ticket.
Former Representative Olcott of New
iferk was one of the visitors. "I do
aot make predictions as to the general
result," said Mr. Olcott, "because I do
lot know of conditions, but I am willing
to go on record as predicting that Taft
will carry New York. Thousands of republicans
there who a few weeks ago
were intending to vote for Wilson to
offset the possible election of Roosevelt,
no longer believe Roosevelt a
menacing factor in the situation, and
will now vote for Taft. To these may
be added thousands of democratic business
men who will vote for him."
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NEARLY SCORE REGAIN SIGHT.
Indiana People Victims of Welding
of Trolley Wire.
ANDKRSON, Intl., October US.?Most
of the nineteen persons, whose sight was
affected by a bright and peculiar light of
an apparatus used for welding a trolley
wire Saturday night, have recovered today.
John Hagel, who was stricken
blind, also probably will recover and specialists
who have examined the others
believe that no injurious results will follow.
? in? x-resiuem. ioaay seni to simon
Wolf of this city a beautiful floral
piece commemorative of Mr. Wolf's
seventy-sixth birthday anniversary.
He also sent a floral piece to Gen.
lulius Stahel, who is celebrating his
eighty-seventh birthday anniversary.
Official Routine Resumed.
At his desk in the White House today.
for the first time in a number of
weeks. President Taft received visitors
and took up much accumulated work,
which he will try to dispose of in a
short time. He will not spend the
whole week in the city, having two
engagements that will take him away.
One of these is to be present at the
launching of the battleship New York,
in Brooklyn, Wednesday afternoon.
The other is in Newark Saturday.
Next week he wil go to Cincinnati to
vote, and after that will remain in
Washington, preparing his annual message
to Congress.
The President will go to New York tomorrow.
He will be the guest of MrHilles
at the Hotel Manhattan tomorrow
light and will dine there with nim and witn*
his two brothers, Charles P. and Henry
W. Taft. I.ater in the evening a series of
eonferences will be held in Mr. Hillets'
room at the-Manhattan.
Will Occupy McKinley Suite.
The President will be quartered in the
suite which was set apart for President
McKinley and occupied by President and
Mrs. McKinley whenever they came to
New York.
Wednesday morning the President will
breakfast with Mr. Hilles at the Manhattan,
and from there go to the navy yard.
in Brooklyn the President will be a
guest of the navy >ard employes at a
iinner to be given Wednesday night, and
In Newark he will speak at the ceremonies
incident to the dedication of a
monument.
The election returns eight days from
aow the President will get in Cincinnati,
at the home of his brother, C. P. Taft.
TO TRAIN PROSPECTIVE BRIDES.
Church School Will Instruct *in
Household Duties.
CHICAGO, October US.?The Rev. Myron
F. Adams, pastor of a Baptist church
here, has announced the establishment of
a "school for prospective brides," which
will be opened at the church tonight.
More than 150 girls already have announced
their intention of attending.
*The young women are to be taught
cooking, sewing, music and other studies
that go toward making a home cheerful,
as well as promoting economy. Twenty
assistants, experts in their several departments,
will be associated with the pastor
?n the work.
"Of course we don't guarantee husbands
for the girls," said Rev. Mr.
Adams last night, "but we do guarantee
that they will make more desirable wives
by our help and instruction. Anyway, it
is a new experiment in institutional
methods and we intend to give it a fair
trial."
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ROOSEVELT IS STRONGER,
BUT WOUND STILL OPEN
Expects io Deliver Scheduled
Speech in New York Wednesday
Evening.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., October 28.?Col.
Roosevelt was stronger today, but his
wound was still open, and he was not
gaining strength as rapidly as his physicians
had hoped he would. He was up
early for the* second time since his return,
and took a short walk but he was
obliged to move about slowly. His right
side is still sore from his wound, and
the muscles there are badly bruised.
The colonel went to the stable and saw
Sirdar, his favorite riding horse. Sirdar
neighed in recognition of his master, who
fed him lumps of sugar.
Bide in Special Car.
CoL Roosevelt was anxious to ride in
the open air in his automobile to New
York Wednesday, but his physician feared
the jolting of the car would be unfavorable
to his condition, and he will go
by train. A special car has been engaged
for the trip. Col. Roosevelt will
remain in New York just long^enough to
make his speech, returning to his car
directly afterward for the trip home. During
the forenoon Col. Roosevelt put t.ne
finishing touches on his Wednesday night
speech. He then took up his correspondence.
Several thousand letters and telegrams,
received while he was in the hospital in
Chicago and since ids return to Oyster
Bay, remain unanswered, and the coionel
probably will be unable to catch up until
after election.
FIBE CAUSES PANIC.
Firemen and Policemen Carry Over a
Dozen of Families to Safety.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., October 2S-?Preventing
panic-stricken women from jumping
from ttiird and fourth story windows
was one of the main difficulties experienced
by the firemen in lighting the
blaze which threatened to destroy the
Vendome Theater building here early today.
The fire originated in the elevator
shaft and cut off the front entrance until
firemen got it under control.
Policemen and firemen carried over a
dozen families out of the building, as
well as a number of working girls. Many
were barefooted and clad only in night
clothing. None was seriously injured,
but one woman, Mrs. Margaret Johnson,
was cut about the hands and arms as
the result of breaking out panes of door
glass, waking up tenants. The loss was
small.
HIDE BODY AND SPEED AWAY.
Six Parties in Auto Escape After
Killing a Pedestrian.
G1..ENROCK, N. Y... October 28?An
automobile containing three women And
three men killed George Price, a contractor,
here last night and after the
men had carried the body into the weeds
at the side of the road they entered the
car and put on full speed ahead.
A nine-year-old boy who was nearby
saw the accident and watched the automobilists
as they tossed the body to the
roadside and hurried away. He at once
told the local authorities and the police
of Passaic, Paterson, Ridgewood and
other places nearby were notified, but the
party escaped.
Big Fire in North Dakota.
CASSBLTON, N. D.. October 28.?The
First National Bank building, one of the
finest business blocks in this part, of the
state, was burned late yesterday. When
the town was threatened the Fargo department
was sent for. but the blaze
finally was controlled without assistance.
The loss is |70,000.
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IN THE STRETCH.
MARTIAL WW IN TEXAS I
NOT PRESIDENT'S PLAN
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Police Powers of Regular i
Army Enlarged to Enforce
Neutrality Law.
There is no purpose on the part of the
President to declare martial law over 1
any part of Texas as an Incident to the *
continuance of the revolution in Mexico. <
It has been found necessary, however, 1
to enlarge the police powers of the I
regular army engaged in patrolling the I
border. that applies not only to the
mere arrest of armed rebels crossing 1
the line to escape pursuit, but also to t
their detention. Serious embarrass- t
ment to the officers charged with the s
execution of the neutrality laws has c
followed the discharge by the state
judicial officers under hab.as corpus j
proceedings of fugitives held by the
army and by officials of the Department ^
of Justice. That difficulty is to be met
by regarding these refugees as mili- r
tary prisoners beyond the jurisdiction a
of the state authorities. t
Five Secured Freedom. a
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This decision was reached as a result
of the proceedings in the case of a number
of the officers of Orozco's staff who
were captured in Texas and held by the
soldiers. Five of these were released
under writs of habeas corpus. Although
their rearrest was ordered from Washington
as soon as news of that action
reached here, only two of the Mexican
officers?Maj. Astarte and Col. de le
Fuente?could be found.
They will be held under section 14 of
the neutrality act passed at the last session
of Congress, under "detention"
rather than "interned," which might be
regarded as a recognition of the belligerency
of the rebels.
Also there will be very close co-operation
hereafter between the United States
deputy marshals and secret service men
and the regular army in the manner of
making arrests, which is expected to result
in a more wholesome regard for the
neutrality law.
PLANT SACKED THIRD TIME.
j
Rio Tinto Company, Near Chihuahua, 1
Again Attacked by Rebels. i
State Department advices show that the
plant of the Rio Tinto Copper Company *
near Chihuahua was again attacked and [
robbed by the rebels last Friday night.
This is the third time that the property
of the company has been sacked. At
present rebel bands appear to be active
throughout the country around Chiliua- 1
hua. Throughout the state of Tabasco
quiet and order prevail.
Conditions at Tampico appear to be normal.
except for the presence of some hun- 1
dreds of unorganized men in the north- I
ernmost part of the state of Vera Cruz. i
The U. S. S. Tacoma arrived at Tampico e
Friday, and the U. S. S. Denver has
sailed from Cor nto for Manzanlllo, on the *
west coast of Mexico. v
OPERATIC MANAGER DEAD. *
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Herman Grau First to Produce ^
"Lohengrin" in America.
NEW YORK. October 2M.?Herman
Grau, for forty years a widely known
operatic manager, is dead at his home j,
here, aged eighty-seven years. He was e
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"Lohengrin" in America. n
He was for some time in charge of th^ ^
Metropolitan Opera Company, retiring v
from active work nine years ago.
Capt. Brinkley Dead in Japan.
TOKIO, Japan, October 28.?Capt. Frank n
Brinkley, Japanese correspondent of the r
London Times for many years and foreign l
adviser to the Japanese Steamship Com- t
pany, died today at the age of seventy- e
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DENIED VISIT TO WIFE,
HUSBAND SLAYS THE
Alvin Roehr's Crime Followed
by Discovery of His Body
Hanging From Tree.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis., October 28 ?Alvin
Hoehr, a young: farmer of Plymouth, shot
ind killed his father-in-law, Philip J.
Dtt; Mrs. Ott and Mrs. Ott's father, Fred
hlaut, aged eighty, when he was refused
jermission to see his wife, with whom he
lad not been living. Roehr's
body was found this forenoon
langing to a tree in the woods about a
luarter of a mile from the scene of the
ragedy. It is supposed that the assaslin,
fearing summary action at the hands
>f a posse, committed suicide.
Mrs. Roehr and her baby escaped by
riding for three hours.
News of the triple tragedy reached here
his forenoon.
About a year and a half ago Roehr
narried Ott's daughter. They did not get
ilong peaceably and Mrs. Roehr some
ime ago took her six-month-old baby
md returned to her father's house, just
icross the road. She then began suit for
livorce. Roehr started suit for the re:overy
of the child, but failed.
Roehr Denied Admission.
L<ate yesterday afternoon Roehr went
o his father-in-law's home and denanded
to see his wife. The grandfather
inswered the door, but denied the young
nan admittance. Roehr went back to
lis home, but returned in ten minutes
vith a shotgun and as the grandfather,
^"red Haut, went to the dairy shed, Roehr
;hot and killed him instantly. Mr. Ott
ind his wife came out of the door and
itoehr shot them also, both shots c^terng
the breast and killing them.
Then he entered the house in search
if his wife. She had heard him and had
aken her baby and hidden in a chimney
:upboard. where she stayed for three
lours. Finally she slipped out and gave
he alarm to neighbors.
Juvenile Witness of Tragedy.
A witness to the crime was the four'ear-old
adopted son of Ott, who was at
he milk shed. Thinking the entire fanily
had been killed, he went upstairs and
liri In urhora Iip u*a<s frinnil lafpr.
Hoehr's father committed suicide about '
ive years ago. Ott was one of the most
irominent farmers and stock raisers in ;
his county. i
FATHEK VATJGHAN NOT ILL.
i
Friends Say He Will Go in a Fort- ;
night to California to Lecture.
NEW YORK, October 28.?Friends of
rather Vaughan of the Jesuit fathers of
^ondon denied today reports that he was
U. He is in New York, they said, and '
(xpected to leave within the next two
veeks or so for San Francisco, where lie
viil lecture the latter part of No
emner. it was added that tie had made
lo plans for returning to London. They
aid they knew nothing of the meeting at 1
Chicago at which he was expected tc
peak last night, and thought that the
innouncement of such an engagement
vas due to x misunderstanding.
Deer Hunter Shoots Trainman.
HOUGHTON. Mich.. October 28.?The '
irfct fatal hunting accident of the presnt
season in northern Michigan occurred
oday when Jerry Coffey, a logging trainnan,
was shot, presumably by a deei t
unter, as he was walking through the <
iroods.
Manila Strike Partially Broken.
MANILA, October 28.?The eigarnakers'
strike, was partially broken thh
norning after lasting a month. Of tin
4.(K)0 strikers 2,500 registered at the facories
and returned to work, and it is '
xpected that the remainder will resunu '
oon. c
BRIGHT JRWILSON (
Reports to Democratic Headquarters
in New York.
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CHAMP CLARK'S MESSAGE (
Tells of Enthusiasm in Kansas, Colorado
and Wyoming.
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uuv. swansun uniMisriu
Looks Forward to Democratic Con- j.
trol in Legislative and Executive
Branches of the Government.
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BY N. O. MESSENGER.
NEW YORK. October "J7.?Speaker j
Champ. Clark sent the following telegram
to the democratic national chairman.
William F. McCombs, today: "For the
past fortnight have been touring Kansas.
Colorado and Wyoming. We have had
groat crowds and most cordial greetings.
Democrats in these three states, which I
have toured thoroughly, claim, and I join
with them, not alone the electoral vote,
but senators. I will spend three days of
this week in Illinois, the rest of the time
in Missouri until election."
Arthur J. Fitzsimmons, chairman of the
St. Louis democratic committee, has told
national democratic headquarters that
his city will give 15,000 plurality for Wilson
and Marshall. He says Taft will
run second in St. Louis and Roosevelt
third.
Claims Colorado for Wilson.
Chairman Bradley of Colorado, in a
telegram to democratic headquarters,
claims *that state for Wilson by between
40,000 and 50,000. Chairman Bradfey says
that in no county in the state has the
democratic party lost any of its strength.
but has been making gains in all districts.
Mrs. Imogene Huey of Los Angeles, organizer
of the Woman's Democratic
League of California, has made a careful
canvass of the suffrage vote of that state,
and claims that a conservative estimate
gives Wilson and Marshall 1<W,0(J0 women's
votes In California. 8
Swanson Finds Great Enthusiasm. tl
Gov. Claude Swanson of Virginia is in ll
town today. Discussing the political out- r'
look, he said: "
"I am satisfied that the democratic s;
party will win the electoral vote by an c
overwhelming majority. Information I r
receive in various ways from all sections d
of the country has yet to indicate any t!
democrats who are not warmly and en- tl
thusiastlcally supporting Gov. Wilson. B
Any possible defection from the democratic
party, which I have not yet seen 8
nor heard of, will be far exceeded by the 1
accessions to the democratic party of T
those who were favftrable to Taft or
favorable to Roosevelt.
"The republican party is hopelessly divided,
and it is a guess as to who wiil
run third. Taft or Roosevelt. Gov. Wil- g
son's nomination has been received en- a
thusiastlcally in all sections of the coun- ,
try, and by his speeches, interviews and
utterances he has daily strengthened w
himself in the confidence of the country. t<
His election is conceded, and the im- C
proved business conditions since his e'ec- r<
tion has been admitted clearly indicate t'
that the country is satisfied that under o
his administration there will be a return t!
to better conditionss and improved pros- h
perity in all directions. d
"The democratic House of Represent- a
atives ind the democratic senators in the t<
last twelve months, by their proposed e
bills and contemplated legislation, have s;
shown the country what their programs d
would be in case of success and return r<
to power, and the country is satisfied n
with this and feeis sure that it means b
better business and better industrial and li
political conditions in America. r<
Loots for Absolute Control. '
"I look for Gov. Wilson to carry more ?
than three-fourths of the states in the t
electoral college. My experience in elec- a
tions has? shown me that the conditions h
always Improve the last week of the ^
campaign for the strong candidate, and p
when the results are over the success- t
ful party is surprised at the extent of its r
victory. r
"The democrats will have an immense y
majority in the House of Representa- t
tives. will control the Senate and have s
the executive branch of the government, c
and I feel satisfied will justify by its leg- t
islation and administration of affairs the h
confidence of the country." v
REGARDS VICTORY ASSURED, "
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Democratic National Chairman Is- 1
e
sues Last Weekly Forecast. p
CHICAGO. October 28.?Chairman McConvbs
of the demicratic antional committee
issued a statement today containing
lus last weekly forecast and exhorta- c
tion In behalf of the election of Gov. e
Woodrow Wilson to the presidency. The c
statement 1f? divided into two parts.
"Inside information," declares Mr. MeCombs,
"gives us final proof that the ^
party which polled more than t?,UOO,?>uu b
votes four years ago will poll nearly a A
third more than that this year, and the P
number will be made up of many republicans.
Defeat is now virtually ineon- 8
ceivable." n
Elsewhere in the statement the manager
warns his followers that they muat
not lay down arms till the election is
past, and that they must be prepared for j 07
"eleventh hour efforts of their oppo- i tu
nents." President Taft is called "inef- J
ftcient but well meaning." and Col. Roose- ""
velt's followers are declared to have tried ,a
vainly to "capitalize the shocking per- 19
formance of an irresponsible person." sr
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CONVICTS SCALE WALL. ?
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Three Escape From Illinois Peniten- ^
tiary at Joliet. Jv
CHICAGO, October 2d.?'The Chicago Pr
)Olice were asked today to be on the tr
ookout for three men who were reported p*
.o have escaped from the Joliet peniten- fa
Liary Sunday afternoon. *U
The convicts, all of whom were sent to *'s
the prison from Chicago, it was said, th
;caled a wall just after being summoned Co
rom the jail yard for roll call. The lej
? ? ? ?\/\l Irt- k?. t h
la I lira f-1 ? c:i iur vun-afeu uici ?
iuard Kane are W. AJ. Dums. serving th
ife sentence for murder; Tony Saunders, en
:erving one to ten years for confidence th;
-rame. and Frank Thompson, sentenced fo:
o a term of from one to eighteen years. m)
harge not mentioned. foi
, foi
Seek Three Insane Criminals. fo
BRIDGEVVATER, Mass.. October 28.?
\ posse of seventy-live officials and atendants
from the Bridgewater State '
Vsylum for the Criminal Insane are tolay
searching the surrounding country jn(
or three prisoners who escaped during
he nicht by scaling a seventeen-fooi V.
>tone wall with a rope maOa ul bedilotbes.
ret
m T
Campaign issue
as seen by taft
In One Side Prosperity and
Real Progress; on the Other
a Leap in the Dark.
SURPRISE FOR OPPONENTS
NOVEMBER 5 PREDICTED
ikens Conditions to Those Preceding
Cleveland's Second Election.
AME FIGHT ON PROTECTION
'resents Figures Showing Increase
of Trade Under Payne Tariff.
Which Democrats Propose
to Bepeal.
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AS TATT SEES THE ISSUE.
"The choice for the %nter to ont
obncnret on the contrary. It la no
plain and elear an tonne an ever
prr'rm rn in oar political
history?It la Mwm actual and
assured prosperity. active Industrie*.
fcnod wages, a flouiinhlaK
home market and rapidly growI
l>x farm trade, on the one hand,
and depression of business, paralyala
of Induatry, Io?m of employment
for waxr earaera aad
general demorallaatloa of trade
at home and abroad, on the other
hand. One aide prosperity aad
real progress* on the other a lr?<i
In the dark."?From a statement
by President Taft.
President Taft today made public a
latement in which he declared that ti.e
four years of depression which followed
le second election of President Cleveind"
were due to the promise of tarifT
eforms and the democratic c hanges In
lie tariff that followed. The President
aid that the Issue before the voters la
lear?"on the one hand prosperity and
eal progress; on the other, a leap In th?
ark." "The American people," he conInued,
"have more than once surprised
hose who thought the people were being
uccessfully fooled, and I believe that a
imtlar surprise awaits our opponents on
be coming 5th of November."
>epression After Cleveland Election.
The statement in full follows:
"In view of erroneous statements r?arding
the causes of the four years of
epresslon which followed the second
lection of President Cleveland, It may be
rell to recall the facts. In his formal let?r
of acceptance, September 2rt, Mr.
'leveland emphasized the need of 'tarlfT
eform' and made It the leading issue between
the parties. "Tariff reform Is still
ur purpose.' he said. "Though we oppose
tie theory that tariff laws inay be passed
aving for their object the granting of
iscriminating and unfair governmental
id to private ventures, we wage no ex?rminating
war against American intersts."
This has a familiar sound today,
ave that, instead of "tariff reform' the
emocratic slogan now is 'a tariff for
evenue only.' According to the Baltilore
platform, the tarifT is not merely to
e reformed, but the principle of protectlg
American industry is to be excised
aot and branch. On that platform Gov.
i'ilson stands.
'"To go back to Mr. Cleveland's second
erm, the proof from his own writings
nd utterances is that he was elected on
he issue of 'tariff reform." It is also
. fact of history that immediately upon
lis election capital and industry took
.larm. enterprise became paralyzed and
lusiness disorganized. The somewhat
luerile argument has been advanced
hat these deplorable conditions could
iot have been due to Impending 'tariff
eform," because they arose nearlj two
ears before the ?nactnient of the Wilson
arifT bill. It should be unnecessary to
ay that when there are si^ns of a eylone
the rational man does not wait for
he storm to hit his house before getting
nto the cyclone cellar. The Wilson bill
ras in sight above the horizon on the
norning after the November e ection o?
and capital and industry began their
tart for the cellar, just as, I tear, they
rill take to shelter again should the
laitlmore platform of a "tariff for revnue
only' be aporoved by the American
eople November .V
The Silver Purchase Act.
"Mr. Cleveland was undoubtedly sinere
in his belief that 'the alarming and
xtraordlnary business situation,' as lie
ailed it in his special message of Auust
8, J&CP was due to the Sherman
aft but tlie fact remains
hat. after the act had been regaled,
lovember 1. ISflCt. the bus'iit-w situation
ecame more and more alarming, and
imertcan energy and enterprise were
rostrate throughout Mr. Cleveland's
?rm, being vivified ;.gaiti with the election
of McKlnlcy and the consequent asurance
that the "tariff reform' expedient
would soon give way to protention.
Depression After "Tariff Reform."
"The effect of the 'tarifT reform" of 1sjmwhich,
as I have indicated, was aclally
felt from 1?c to 18117, is apparent
the statistics of wages paid in manucturing
industries in the decade of 1N9m00,
as compared with preceding and
ibsequent periods. In 1890 wages paid
id increased nearly 91.00<?,<*i0,Oiim over
sSl>?from 91h7.fi53.705 to 91.80l,2".'8.3^1 ?
hereas 1900. when the country was reivering
from the blight of four yeirs of
mocracy, showed an increase only to
<*JS.."{?1.000?that is. about 91 17.chiO.ouo
er 1890. In the subsequent decade of
otection wages In manufacturing tndusies
increased to 9."?.4J7,u'US,<??0. The ex rienee
of the farmers Is equally irnessive.
Their losses on the value of
rm animals alone during the Cleveland
iriff reform' regime amounted to about
00.009,000.
'In this connection It may be noted
- a- -I-*-- ji.
at our aemocrauc uifuue pinti 10 oi?ver
cause for amusement in the alied
claim by republicans of credit for
is year's abundant crops. The credit
at republicans claim, with the experice
of fifty years to sustain them, is
at the republican policy of protection
r American industry maintains the best
irket in the world?the home market?
r the farmer to sell his crops in. while
reign markets have been invaded and
tned for both farmer and manufacturer
a degree never even distantly apoached
under democratic -adm.nistran.
increased Trade After Payne Law.
'The growth of our foreign trade durt
three fiscal years of my adminlstran
has been set forth by Secretary
iox in a statement which ought to be
id by every American who kalends to

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