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WEATHER k ^ The Star is the onjy afternoon
Fair, \vith~\varmer"ternperature /1 i h|) 3|7|1 gyMfYT^ SOS T ' P3PCr" Washin^n ,h" """ts
tonight and Wednesday; moder- I JMI P^ 'f| I P^ I I 1 ft I the news of the Associated Press.
ate southerly winds. ' ^6^4 1^' 'V'# w\ i ?
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Republican Tariff Issue Recognized
by Gov. Wilson.
Reron* TTttpmnrps Accented as Indi
MVVVU b W V WW* ? ? - - - x
eating Strength of Taft Position.
Will Take Part Tomorrow Afternoon
in Launching of Battleship.
Cabinet Meeting Today.
That Gov. "Wilson is beginning to take
serious notice of the republican campaifm
on the tariff is impressing friends of
President Taft as a strong indication that
the republican program is effective. Until
his speeches yesterday and last night
Mr. Wilson paid little attention to the
republican claims, so persistently reiterated
by the President himself in various
speeches and letters, that democratic control
will check business prosperity and
that revision of the tariff along democratic
I nes will menace Industry. Now
Mr. Wilson comes forward with statements
that he does not believe the country
will accept these views of the opposition
and declaring that the democrats
will do nothing to stop the tide of prosperity
that is setting so strongly, even in
the face of a pending election that mailman
much in every way.
Republican leaders who have seen the
President lately, and who are writing
Mm. claim that the republican campaign
has aroused the country to the extent of
compelling business men to use their
stronv influence to retain the republicans
in j-ower an?] ti? prevent, if possioie, a
change in the administration. Thousands
of democrats, formerly in sympathy with
Wilson are now with Taft. it is claimed,
taking immense strength from the democratic
ticket. It is regarded as probable
that Mr Wilson will continue to give
attention to this phase of the republican
' 9m: aign. while President Taft at every
opportunity between now and election day
will hammer into the country the uncertainties
in business that may follow democratic
Roosevelt Classed as "Distanced."
Whatever the real strength of the
parties, which can be revealed only by
the counting of the ballots a week from
today, it is interesting that both the democratic
and repub ican candidates treat
Roosevelt as a distanced man in the race
and not worth bothering with. Wilson
charitably refuses to mention the
colonel's name, but does answer republican
arguments as to the tariff, while
President Taft and his leaders ignore the
colonel and direct all their heavy artillery
at the democrats.
Mr. Wilson's failure to confirm stories
teat he will not call an extra session of
Congress, if e'ected, to consider the tariff
is gratifying to republicans, because business
Interests would like nothing better
than to know that they will not have to j
.-he bothered with a taritr revision congress
for at least another year.
AH these things, it is pointed out today.
establish pretty clearly that the republican
program forcing the tarifT question
to the last minute is bothering the
democrats ami possibly the progressives.
The President is watching developments
with interest.
Brief Cabinet Session.
With three members of his cabinet
today President Taft briefly considered
departmental matters before leaving at
noon for New York, where he goes to
take part tomorrow afternoon in the
launching of .the battleship New York at
the Brooklyn navy yard. Secretaries
Knox. Meyer and Stimson are the only
cabinet officers in the city and they^had
an hour with the President, who left the
White House shortly after 12 o'clock to
<atch the train for the east. With the
President on the trip are Secretary
Meyer, Maj. Rhoads and Lieut. Timmons,
his aids, and his regular staff of employes.
The President will return to
Washington Thursday morning.
The President today received a cordial
Invitation from Mayor John Grace and a
committee of Charleston citizens to visit
that city next month when the South Atlantic
squadron assemhles off Charleston.
The President expressed his regrets,
saying that he will be busy about that
t rite prei>aring his: annual message to
Congress. Among the other visitors with
the President were Gen. Johnston of the
r>oar? ?>r < nmrrussioners <--i wie L?isir:ct,
Hi.shop Harding and (Jen. John A. Drain.
Taft in Moving Picture.
President Taft was an interested witness.
at the White House last night, of
himself in action. The President and a
number of guests witnessed a moving
picture exhibition given by local experts
in that business. With the President were
Secretary and Mrs. Knox, Secretary and
Mrs. Meyer. Secretary and Mrs. Stim^on
and Ma.1 Rhoads.
The exhibition took place in the east
room. The films began with the famous
tie base ball game between the New
Yorks and Bostons in Boston, in which
Mathewson pitched for New York. The
second film was the one in which the
President and Maj. Rhoads saw themselves.
It was the recent big naval review
in New York.
The pictures showed the President's arrival
in New York, his trip to the yacht
from which he reviewed the ships and
his movements on the yacht.
Thousand Policemen Will Guard
Roosevelt Meeting Tomorrow.
N'KW YORK, October A thousand
poll -men a ill be assigned to Madison
are (Jarden and thereabouts for the
Roosevelt meeting Tomorrow night. Poe
Commissioner Waldo has ordered the
n ;?e *< : In charge, of the work to he
o .--.aj. 1 *?> handle a crowd of at least
; .;??.? persons.
Ci I. Roosevelt will come to New York
on .1 ;.ei.:l tiain late in the afternoon.
Jit v. ill . ine on the train and go nowhere
it : e ci except to 'he garden. As soo-1
s < is =t >e? ;i is finished he will retu.n to
oyster Ray.
Ac ticn Caused by Doubtful Loans of
Long Island Institution.
N K W Y'JRK, October J!?.?Supt. Van
T yl of the state hanking department announced
today that he had close! the
Wi.odhaven Rank of Woodhaven. I.. 1.
This action was taken, he said, because
of Moubt'ul loans made to real estate
iryrmiti;!' iii ni ia.Mii ui ma Da me ri i.
*ii!eli, :icior*lin.i to Mr. Van Tuyl, wer4
i u? i! <*? ? ire rejs-ated warnings from
i n
" t . : i- state institution and has
?ai The last quarterly
sure its lOtal assets as #7i.'it,."CS,
: i.; h.s of ^>{>.UtU. Tha loans agO
> t gi*lc
With Election Day a Week Off I
His Victory Seems Assured.
Prospective Control of Both Branches I
of Congress Discussed.
Declares He Found Unprecedented I
Enthusiasm in His Democratic
Meetings in Six States.
NEW YORK. October 29.?With election ^
day only one week off the campaign is e
made and the election of Mr. Wilson in e
. all human probability is assured. Only a f,
few collateral questions remain to at- n
tract interest and form topics of discus- ^
sion t
For instance, one is the question of s
how many familiar faces in Congress will r
he missing, as some of our old friends ti
and acquaintances are going under in
the storm. It would seem from present w
prospects that republicans in the next ^
House will be almost as scarce as hen's v
teeth. a
Next, will the prospective new adminis- b
tration have the support of a democratic t
Senate? Some old-time republicans here- a
abouts are hoping it may fall out that j k
way; let the tail go with the hide, give b
the democrats complete control of the ' a
(TAXrA?>n*v>An? 1 "? ? I
f9u*ciiiiiicin auu 2111(1 put upon j V
them the responsibility of answering the J f
country four years hence. a
Another proposition is the extent of the r
Roosevelt vote. Republicans blush with a
mortification at the suggestion that b
Roosevelt might run ahead of President p
Taft, and hope that he will fall far be- b
low him. But no one must be foolish b
enough to underestimate the strength of c
Roosevelt or lose sight of the probability e
that he will poll a heavy popular vote, f,
OUie James Finds Great Enthusiasm.
Senator-elect Ollie' M. James of Kentucky,
permanent chairman of the demo- w
cratic national convention at Baltimore, w
who has Just returned from a speaking ! a
trip through Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, ! ti
Iowa. Kansas and Michigan, says: . ri
"I have spoken as many as five times y
a day in these states, and have never j d
seen so much enthusiasm and interest i li
shown in the issues of a campaign as tJiis si
year. The people are eager to hear the h
discussions o ftariff and trust questions, w
"The attempt of the republicans to work X
an industrial scare has proved a boomer- j(
ang. They have not been able to Injure
Wilson anywhere by the attempt to stam- d
pede the people to Taft by the prediction la
of a panic in the case of democratic sue- tl
cess. All that talk has helped the de:..o- w
crats. A rather interesting thing about h
it is that, having worked that thing so h
long and so many times without snrcaaa at
on the democrats, the Taft and Roosevelt p<
people are now employing It against each w
other, and it is a flash in the pan." w
Predicts Unprecedented Vote for c
Wilson. U
l W
Josephus Daniels, chairman of the pub- 0
licity bureau of the democratic national a
committee, who has been at his home
in North Carolina for some days, called
there by illness in his family, nas returned.
He brings the claim that there v
will not be a break in the south from t
Texas to Maryand, and that republicans w
in none of those states are making a k
campaign with toe expectation of doing f
anything. fl
He scofTed at the statement published r
yesterday by Mr. Perkins, that Roosevelt ?
had a first-rate chance of carrying Geor- s
gia, and asserted that Wilson would poll b
the biggest vote ever given for any can- n
didate for office in the south. v
' "It often happens in those southern
states," said Mr. Daniels, "where there is ^
no real republican opposition that the n
vote polled is a very light one, because t
thousands of democrats, knowing that p
there is no contest, do not take the c
trouble to vote, but this year, although c
there is no opposition to Wilson that is 0
formidable, the democrats are so tremen- s
dously in earnest that the vote in the h
south is going to be a record-breaking h
one. >
"Iu some parts of the south, when he f
was a candidate, Mr. Cleveland was not t
irarticularly strong, though he carried almost
every state. Hut all democrats in p
tlie south are united in the support of v
Wilson, and he will get not only the
electoral vote of the south, but the biggest
popular vote ever polled there for
a presidential candidate."
Mrs. Louisa Lindloff of Chi- 1
cago Accused of Poisont
ing Her Son. a
CHICAGO, October 29.?Prosecution of p
Mrs. I?uisa lindloff on charges of mur- n
dering her fifteen-year-old son Arthur by t
. _4 u_u-.j . I t
I innwiiutis it-m puramy louay *
' when Attorney George Remus, counsel
t for the woman. asked that Police Captain
Rernard Raer be cited for contempt
of court for "intimidation of witnesses." s
The attorney complained against the
captain's lebuke yesterday to Miss Sadie *
Ray. a state's witness. The official at- *
cused her of activity on behalf of the i
defense in improperly approaching other 1
; witnesses in the case.
Court Dismisses Plea. j
Judge Windes, before whom the case is 1
i being tried, dismissed the plea for con- '
j tempt citation and warned the principals
that witnesses must not be approached or '
Interfered with.
Dr. J- W. Harrington of Milwaukee
was the first witness examined. He attended
Frieda Graunke, a daughter of ,
ti e defendant by her first husband, he J"
! said. He had urged that the girl Ite sent
; to a hos; ital. hut Mrs. LiudlofT refused. 0
He added that the child's symptons ?
I were those of mineral poisoning.
Athlete's Body Found in Woods, t
' HIGHLAND FALLS., N. Y.. October 1
??.?*rne i>ony or John Clonan, a young
j athlete. who mysteriously di.sappearea J
' | from his home here July 2, was found in s
' a patch of w<tods last night by a rabbit s
i hunter. Clonan's father died only last j
week with a broken heart, mourning i
for bis lost son. The coroner has begun
an investigation of the young man's >
ueata. * J
.over Finds Woman He Was
to Marry Murdered.
Jody Left in Room Occnpied by Coil
pie Who Have Disappeared.
^eceasea ?.ert Baltimore tor Biope
ment, With Jewels and Large Sum
of Money, Which Are Missing.
CHI OLA GO, October 29.?The rnmanei
f an elopement was wiped out by th<
rewsomeness of a brutal murder hen
arly today, when Miss Sophia G. Sin*?
r, an attractive Baltimore girl, wai
mod dead. Several hundred dollars ii
ion<?y and jewelry brought from he;
laryland home to grace her weddin*
omorrow to William "R. Worthen, i
treet car conductor, were missing an<
ebbery has been accepted as the mo
Ive for the crime.
Worthen discovered the girl's bodi
hen he returned home after midnight t<
he suite occupied by them and twi
audeville performers in a rooming housi
t Indiana avenue. Miss Singer hat
een bound and gagged and struck witl
erritic force with a "billy" made fron
n iron door knob, wrapped in a hand
erchief. Her body was enfolded in s
ianket. The two vaudeville performer
re Charles D. Conway, a high diver
hose right lef has been amputated belov
he knee, and his wife, who also is knowi
s Beatrice Rial! and May Monte, a va
iety actress, who roomed in the sum
partments and who had been befrlendei
y Worthen. are being sought by th
oliee in connection with the crime. Thi
ody of Miss Singer was found on tti<
ed in the room occupied by them. Th'
ouple had been in the house during th<
vening, but no trace of them had beei
jund since the discovery of the body.
Crave the Deceased Money.
According to Worthen, Miss Singe:
ras an acquaintance of Mrs. Conway
rho was known to her as Miss Rial!
nd it was thrc rgh the latter's invita
on that he and his sweetheart went t<
som at the same house. The four moved
esterday into the rooms where the mur
er was committed. They had previouslj
ved a few blocks farther north on th<
ime street. Worthen told the polic?
e had paid the expenses of the Con
ays as well as those of himself, anc
liss Singer at the rooming house sinc<
jining them.
Worthen will be held by the police
eclared that before leaving the house
ist night he handed his fiancee $4.s ii
le presence of the Conways, and thee
ent downtown. It was midnight whei
e returned to the house and found the
allways spattered with blood. He
roused Others In the house by repeatec
ounding on the door leading to the Conay
room, after finding that Miss Singei
as not in her own apartment. A key
'as finally furnished by Mrs. Julia Mc
arthy. keeper of the house, and the dooi
as opened. Further investigation showei
lat the money he had given the woman
as missing, as well as several articlee
f jewelry, revealing robbery as a probble
motive for the murder.
Trail of Blood to Kitchen.
A trail of blood led to a kltcher
.-hich the four had the use of, anc
here the table was found covered
ith blood, as was the floor. A doo
mob with the piece of iron attached
or a knob on the other end lay on the
oor, wrapped in a handkerchief satu
ated with blood, and with a leathei
hoestring attached to it in loop fash>n,
making a "bi.Iy" of it. Wort her
aid Conway had once exhibited the
ludgeon to Miss Singer with the remark:
"This is what I knock 'em out
According to Worthen's story, he met
liss Singer in Baltimore several
months ago while he was emnlove?l
here with a street car company. IIt
aid her mother was in comfortable
ircumstances, and that when he deided
to come to Chicago with the ideg
f locating here, she expressed the deire
to accompany him and he allowed
ler to do so. He told the police that
ie had spent most of his life on a
laryland farm near Baltimore with his
ather, who still resides there. He is
wenty-six years old.
Worthen, who was held by the police
ending the outcome of the coroner's in
estigation today.
Worthen Questioned for Hours.
Worthen was questioned for hours b;
he police, who endeavored to subs-tan
iate the facts he first related. The re
ital was the same as Worthen's firs
The murder^ girl's fiance said Conwa;
,nd his wife might hav gone either t<
Baltimore or to Anderson, Ind.. and de
criptions of the couple were sent to thosi
owns. Worthen was taken to the housi
ihere the girl was killed, and there In
[escribed in detail how he found th<
No new Information was obtained fron
he questioning, the police declare.
At the apartments occupied by Mlsi
linger the police searched her trunks
nd in adjoining rooms looked througl
he effects of Worthen. Nbthing t(
brow more light on the murder wai
uund. In the girl's trunk were som<
ew garments which the man said w?r<
0 have been a part of her wedding cos
Worthen Overcome.
Worthen threw himself on his bed am
obbed when he was shown the garments
"She did not want me to leave he
ilone last night." he said, "hut I ha<
some matters to l?e looked after and
wanted to have them out of the way si
nothing would interrupt our honeymoon
1 can't go back to Baltimore now. Thl
nay kill her mother and it surely wll
iroulf m v father's heart Hp knpu; an.
tdmired Sophia. We were going bad
ight after the wedding Wednesday.
?ever can go back and face her mothe
jr my father now. I'm an outcast."
Miss Singer Left Baltimore
With Jewels and $1,00(
BALTIMORE. Md., October ? .?Sophh
5. Singer, who was found murdered in i
.'hlcago rooming house, was the daughte
?f the late Frank O. Singer of this city
md iter family is well connected here
I'.e lived with her mother in Lenno:
treet in an attractive neighborhood ii
forth Baltimore. Her brother, Frank G
linger, Jr., is a prominent contractor am
Miss Singer inherited $30,000 from he
Miners estate. \\ lien she left Haiti
nore In the early part of this montl
?he is known to have had with he
everal thousand dollars' worth o
lewelry and about a thousand dollar:
n money.
Mr. Hinder expressed his belief tha
-obbery was the motive for the deed
tie obtained details of the traged;
> .
' from the Chicago police authorities
Park' tnHuv I>n t n r?t fpoliflC Satisfied !
' decided to be personally represented at i
- Cnleago, and engaged a private detective |
! who started for Chicago immediately.
William It. Worthen. the murdered
1 woman's reputed sweetheart, was for?
merly a street railway conductor here. |
He resided with his brother, and the
latter's wife said that Miss Singer was
a frequent visitor at their home. While
1 members of Miss Singer's family ex1
pressed ignorance of her association
1 with Worthen and averred that they
! did not know that she was with him
j in Chicago or anything concerning |
' their contemplated marriage, Mrs. Worthen
said that she was not surprised
to hear that they were together or
that they intended to wed. i
The story that Miss Singer was an J
r actress was pronounced untrue by a
' member of her family,
s Brother Employs a Detective.
Frank O. Singer, the murdered woman's 1
brother said he had sent a private detective
from this city to Chicago to work on
i the case. Instead of having but $40 or $50 ]
1 as reported, his sister had fully $1,000 In
I her possession, he declared,
r She left Baltimore October fi, leaving
I word that she would return in about live
; weeks.
Charles D Conway and Beatrice Riall
or May Monte were known here as variety
actors. They appeared at local parks
' during last summer. i
- Must Have Had $1,000. j
t Speaking of the affair, Mr. Singer said: ?
'.'I have but meager details of the mur- c
| der, but I believe that robbery was the c
I cause. I understand from the Chicago p.i?
lice that my sister was supposed to have |
' had $40 or $50 on her person at the time, 1 *
hut as a matter of fact 1 know for a fact
\ that the sum she had must have been ap- 1
i proximately $1,000. c
. <L It was expected that she was going first 1
' (f It was expected that she as going first r
to Boston for a visit, but she must have t
. changed her mind, for the family heard t
' r.-.m 1,^1- later from Chicago, end under- a
stood that she had gone there direct. f
"She was not a stranger to Chicago.
" She had been there many times before,
and had botii friends and relatives there.
Her main reason for going to Chicago
was for the purpose of undergoing an op- r
V eration for stomach trouble. She had t
- been treated for the disorder in Chicago
before, and so returned there to have the
. treatment resumed. "My
sister was thirty years o'.d. Of her ?
friends or acquaintances in Chicago I j
y know practically nothing. I did not keep
0 tra? k of the little happenings in her life, 1
" and so could not speak on that subject,
e i
e informed Over Phone. 1
e "In my talk with the Chicago police
over the phone this morning I was told
1 that she had been bound and gagged, and f
5 had been killed apparently by a blow on t
. the head with a blunt instrument. Beyond
1 those details I know nothing delinite.
' "So far as I know at this moment none
* of the family will go to Chicago, but 1
8 have already made arrangements for a ?
e private detective to leave here imme- ^
~ dlately for Chicago, where he will make v
a thorough investigation on my behalf, i .
am stunned by the news of my sister's,
death and I cannot add any further in- i
formation than this to clear up the hor,
rible affair." i
Later, in referring again to his Chi- i
r cago relatives, Frank O. Singer said t
J that they were distant connections ?
1 from whom he had heard nothing for
u several years. They are Jacob S. For- c
' ner and Louis W. Forner. Jacob Forner, ^
s Mrs. Singer said, was at one time con- i
1 nected with a Chicago street railway. i
J investigation of a report that Miss \
14 Singer had been married disclosed the
J facts from court records that Sophia \
r Gertrude Singer was married September i
7, 1VJ7, to Thomas G. Wailes, and obtain- 1
ed a divorce from him two years later
on statutory grounds.
Wailes was a grocery clerk. The wed)ding
was a quiet one, none of the members
of their respective families being
present at the ceremony. j
k Prof. H. J. Ford Resigns Banking l
n Commissionership of New Jersey. J
. TRENTON, N. J., October a>.?Gov. \
Woodrow Wilson today announced the j
resignation of Prof. Henry Jones Ford ,
r as state banking commissioner and the "
- appointment of George Francis Ea Mont '
i of Bound Brook in his place. Mr. Gu t
r Mont was an unsuccessful candidate for j
r Congress in the recent primaries. Prof,
a rord will now devote his entire time to *
his profesBorshlp in politics in Princeton
t University, which he held at the same i
L time he occupied the oltice of banking 11
Y commissioner. 1
Wee President Sherman's j
Condition Critical.
Distressing Conditions Beturn Later
in the Day.
Dr. Peck Says There Is No Danger
of Fatal Termination in
Near Future.
UTICA, N. Y., October 29.?After a
estful night and a generally Improved
ondition which continued well into the
orenoon. Vice President Sherman today
luffered a recurrence of the distressing
onditions which marked his case yesterlav.
At 11 oclock Mr. Sherman's attending
>hysician, who had just left the house,
vas hurriedly recalled. He found his paient
again suffering from an aggravation
>f his kidnev tiouble. and remained with
lim for two hours. When he left he adnitted
the extremely critical condition of
he Vice President, but gave assurance
0 the family that there was no danger of
1 serious termination in the immediate
Spent Night at Home.
Dr. Peck spent the night at the Shernan
home. He gave out the following
itatement at 0 o'clock this morning:
"From midnight until about or.'lO o'clock
tfr. Sherman had a quiet, undisturbed
deep. He is now resting quietly and feeing
very much better; in fact, is physicaly
and mentally much improved.
"The serious symptoms of the last
"ew days have disappeared and the
>atient is now very comfortable."
Statement of Physician.
Dr. Peck last evening authorized the
ollowing statement as to the condition
>f his patient:
"Mr. Sherman has been ill all of this
rear, due to the condition of the kidleys,
hardening of the arteries, and
loftening of the muscles of the heart,
vhich is somewhat stretched. Mr.
Sherman had an attack in the Adironlacks,
at Big Moose, to be exa^t, in
lune, and 1 expected him to die.
"He got out of Big Moose safely and
mproved steadily and very satisfactorily
intil the latter part of August. Since
hen his condition has been aggravated
tnd he has been steadily failing.
"For the last three weeks, since he
ame back from Connecticut, where he
vent to rest, he has been dressed only
>nce, and that was? a week ag(, Friday
vhen. against my protest, he went out
:o the polls to register.
"Mr. Sherman is now in the condition
vhich that sort of trouble leads to, and
s very seriously ill. but there is, 1 beieve,
no immediate danger of death."
Aeroplane of the Wright Type Is
Tested at Annapolis.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 2h. A new
teroplane of the Wright, type was
aunched at the Naval Academy yesteriay
morning. Ensign Victor L. Herbster
me of the naval aviators, remaining in
he air for about three-quarters of an
?T? i/lll ho further toetoa ..
>UUi. ?.......
Vlany of the parts were made here, and it
* as assembled entirely by the local aviaors
and mechanicians. A special feature
8 a float constructed of leatheroid, which
ippears to be unusually light and strong.
The test yesterday was successful.
An accident occurred in the afternoon
o oen of the Curtiss hydro-aeroplanos.
jvitlx UeUL F. V. McNair as the aviator.
? t
Owing- to some stiffness in the control, t
the machine struck the water on the de- j
scent at too great a speed and turned
over head foremost. One of the wi gs was \
badly broken, but Lieut. McXair was un- C
injured. t
, j
Retired Mining Millionaire Falls
Into an Elevator Shaft. NEW
YORK. October 29.?I. C. t
Stump, a retired mining millionaire, is s
dead here as the result of injuries re- c
ceived last night in a fall down an ele- %
vator shaft. He was sixty years old.
Mr. Stump entered the lobby of the
Broadway apartment house, where he
lived, and, walking hurriedly, plunged 1
into the open shaft. The car had been a
raised to the second floor to permit of r
repairs. 1
Mr. Stump came here from California
eighteen years ago. He had been promi- ^
nent there as a mining promotor. a law- s
yer and a politician. At one time he
was prominently mentioned for the t
United Statc=s Senate. t
mm mancr pi pa
I IIIIT L.I \\J UllflMULU I LL.fl j
Former Post Office Official
Pays Fine for Unlawful Sales J
of Rare Stamps. u
Arthur M. Travers, former chief clerk >
to the third assistant postmaster general C
and for severaal months acting as third ! I
assistant postmaster general, today with- f>
drew a plea of not guilty to two indict- '
ments charging him with embezzlement f
and conspiracy in connection with the t
sale of stamps of the department having I
a large philatelic value. Mr. Travers, c
who was removed from the department
early in 1911 and indicted April 3, 1911,
entered a plea of nollo contendere.
Justice Gould, in Criminal Court No. 1, <
imposed a line of $l,3i>0, which was paid '
by Mr. Travers in $100 notes.
No statement was made as to the disposition
of the conspiracy indictment
against Joseph A. Steinmetz of Philadel- a
phia, who was charged with buying the v
stamps removed by the postal official. It t
is expected, however, that in view of the t
settlement of the case against Mr. Travers
the charge against Mr. Steinmetz will 3
be abandoned by the government. c
Commanded High Price. ?
The stamps taken by Mr. Travers represented,
it is stated, about $30 in actual f
value, but as they were of a rare issue, 11
commanded a high price among collectors
of stamps. From the alleged sale of 0
the stamps, it is said, Mr. Travers re- v
ceived about and when he made r
the offer to submit to a fine of that suin ?
the Attorney General and United States t
Attorney Wilson agreed to that disposi- d
tion of the case because the government &
had suffered no financial loss, Mr. Travers w
having substituted stamps of current is- c
sue for those taken. 1*
Attorney W. F. Ambrose represented
Mr. Travers.
Seven in Gordon Bennett Cup Contest
Come Down. 1 h
BERLIN. October 29.?Seven of the d
twenty balloons participating in the in- <C
ternational race for the Gordon Bennett r
tUp landed yesterday. ' The first five ii
descended in northeastern Germany.
These comprised the American Million 8
population (John Berry), the Italian ?
Libia (Nino Piccolo), the Swiss Helvetia p
(Lieut. O. Sorgi, and Azurea (R. C.
Mueller), and the Austrian Asian.
(Edward C. von Siegmundt).
The other two. the Austrian iiuslev
tCapt. Franz Mannsbartli) and th?? ,
Danish Clout (Oapt. Seidelin). descended ,!<
near Prague, Bohemia. ii
The Helvetia, which accomplished the h
longest flight yet recorded, made a ci
stormy landing twenty-six miles to the f?
west of Danzig, as the pilot feared to 1 tl
cross the Baltic sea. The distance from a
the starting point was 760 kilometers I k
(472k miles.)
iold Up Train in Oklahoma \
and Rifle the Express Safe,
x>comotive and Two Cars Run Over <
Burning: Trestle.
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blunder Estimated at Several Thou
sand Dollars?Posses in Pursuit
Sent From Oklahoma Cities.
MUSKOGEE. Okla., October 29 ?
'hree youthful robbers held up a 1!
outhhound Missouri, Kansas and !
rexas train, south of Eufaula today. 1
ompelled the engineer to detach tiie
xpress and baRRage cars and run them I
ihead, then they blasted and rifled the ,
xpress safe. Company officials be- ; i
ieve the robbers got several thousand ;
By setting: fire to a trestle near the j i
own of Wirth, the bandits had no ;
rouble in flagging the train to a ,
Deliberate in Movements.
Although the flames threatened to
lestroy the trestle before their work
vas accomplished the robbers moved
leiiberately. Covering tiie engineer
md lireman with their revolvers, they
>rdered them from the locomotive cab.
i. A. I >olan, the trains conductor, i
eaped froin a coach and he was lined
ip beside the ent?inemcn. A porter j
ilso fell a victim to his curiosity, and ;
vas made to stand beside the con- \
While one robber held the line of employes
the two others uncoupled the ensine.
baggage and express car from the
oaches. They-then forced the trainmen
nto the cab and ordered the engineer to
pen the throttle.
Cross Burning Bridge.
The locomotive, pulling the two cars,
hot across the burning bridge. What
emained of the structure fell into the
vater a minute after the cars had passed,
rhe passenger coaches were left standng
at the brink of the stream.
Half a mile on the other side of the
iridge the bandits ordered the engineer
o step. The safe in the express cdr was
lynamited and ransacked.
Their work completed, the robbers fled
o the wood-covered hills witji their
The alarm was soon given and posses
vere sent from CJjowder and Eufauia.
Jther posses left an hour later on special
rains from McAlester and Muskogee.
According to the descriptions given, each i
>f the bandits was less than twenty-five
ears old.
Bobbers Ransack Station.
PARIS, Tex., October 2!?.?After ranlacking
the Texas Midland rai road staion
at Cooper, near here, robbers today
et fire to the building. Three carloads
>f merchandise and one car of cotton
vere destroyed, causing a loss of $35,000.
Train Bobber Pleads Guilty.
VRW OR T A MS rtMnhor OO
2. Edwards, who single-handed held up
i Louisville and Nashville express and
obbed its passengers near here early
ast September, pleaded guilty today.
Sentence was deferred. Probably Edvards
will receive a comparatively light
entence because of his ill health.
Edwards was captured by the train
mgineer. He felled the bandit with a j
leavy torch after the hold-up.
Body of One in Auto Party Found in
Missouri River.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa. October 29.?
>ositive identification today of a body
ound in the Missouri river Saturday
tear Winnebago, Neb., as that of
leorge Miller, a contractor of this city,
tarted an investigation by authorities
lere of a report that an automobile :
iarty of five had perished in the river,
filler, with Bertha Holbroolr of Sioux '
"ity, Frank Stamper of Danbury, Iowa,
da Hall of Omaha, and Louis Matwig
if Danbury, Iowa, left here for Omaha :
n Matwig's automobile October 1.
None of the party has been heard
rom since that date, officials said. De- j
ectives in Sioux City and Omaha have ,
leen unable to find any trace of Miller's
stained Their White Uniforms andi
Joined in Charge Up Coyatepe Hill.
NEW YORK. October 29.?The story of '
l company of American sailors who.
t hen ordered to stay off the firing line !
ecause of their white uniforms, stained ,
heir clothing with mud and shoe polish
nd joined the marines in the daring ,
harge up Coyatepe hill, Nicaragua, was ;
old today by officers of the steamship j
Maj. Butler, commanding the American !
orces, told the sailors, who were atti. -d j
a white summer uniforms, that they j
k-ould make too striking a mark for the
nemy's fire, and ordered them to stay
ut of range. For a few moments there
ras a scene of confusion, and when the i
anks straightened out Maj. Butler found
imself face to face with a company of (
rown-clad fighters. The men had poured
he water from their canteens on the j j
usty ground, and then plastered themelves
with mud, helping out the effect |
,ith smears of tan shoe polish which they i ]
arried in their pockets. M%j Butler at- ,
>wed them to join the attacking force.
. 1
fourth Hearing in Suit of Govern- i ]
ment for Dissolution.
CHICAGO, October 29.?The fourth t
icaring in the Ruit of the government to t
issolve the International Harvester J
iompany is scheduled to begin here to- j ?
riorrow morning before Special Exam- -c
ner Robert F. Taylor.
Edward P. Grosvenor, counsel for the *
overnment, and Joseph R. Darling, spe- '
ial agent of the Department of Justice. '
rriv?-d here last night from Washington
trepared to take charge of the case.
Planning $30,000,000 Courthouse. h
XEW YORK. October 29.?Twenty-two i n
adlng American architects are prepar- P
lg plans for New York city's civil court- 4'
ouse. which is to be erected near the ,F
riminal courthouse and the Tombs thus li
jrming a civic center. The total cost of n
le new bidding will exceed $::oounnno ?
nd it will be the finest structure of its
md in the world. It is hoped to select a
io final plans by January 1. ,
Strong Turkish Fortress of
Verria About to Fall.
&RMY Wll I RF nilT OFF
...... *? (MM WM W W? ?
Ottoman Troops Said to Have Retaken
Town of Servia.
Austrian Foreign Office Is Working
in Close Unity WTith the
Other Powers.
ATHKNS, liriwp, October 20.?The
'trong Turkish fortress of Verria ban
been placed absolutely at the mercy of
the invading CIreek army, which has captured
the Tripotamos defiles forming the
key to the situation The capture of the
town of Verria itself s only a question
r?f hours.
The whole of the Turkish army around
tfonastir will he cut off when Verr:a falls,
and will he unable to communicate either
with Saloniki or Constantinople.
Verria lies to the north of the town of
Servia, on the way to Saloniki, to which
city a railroad runs.
Said to Have Retaken Town.
Turkish town of Servia. recently capture.!
hy the Creek army, is reported to hive
been reoccupied hy Ottoman troops, according
to telegrams from Saloniki publisher
In the newspapers here. Bulgarian
hands have destroyed the lighthouse at
Hp Turkish goo tuirt txf 1 r? I o rl o -
- --- ???. .. . - v m Iliioua *.'1? l"'
sea coast, seventy-five miles from
Cut Off Turkish Supplies.
VIEXN'A, Austria. Oeotber J!>. ? The
Montenegrin troops have rut off supplies
from the Turkish forces in Scutari, where
provisions already were scarce, according
to a dispatch to the Reiclispost from Scutari
by way of Ah-ssio. The Montenegrin*
occupy the he'ghts of Rusate, Rogame
and Caztani, all of which overlook Scutari,
and they have :ntrenched themselves
there with a strong force of artillery.
The Malissorl tribesmen again attacked
the Turks to the east of Scutari Friday,
but were repulsed after ten hours* flgnting.
The Turkish commander at Scutari
is trying to induce the Mtrdito tribesmen
to attack the Montenegrin troops from
the south, so that the road to the port
of Alessio could be used as a line of retreat
for the Turkish army in case of
The Austro-Hungarian foreign office in
working in close unity with the nation'*
allies and in constant agreement with
the other powers, according to a statement
made today by Premier Count
Stuergkh in reply to a social democratic
interpellation at the opening of the lower
house of the Austrian parliament.
Would Work for Peace.
Tie added that the Austrian government
would exert itself at the proper moment
to assist in bringing about an early termination
of the Ralkan conflict. The result
of an exchange of views between the
powers, which already had been effected,
justified, he sa d. the hone that their ef
forts would be attended with success.
Referring to the widely expressed wish
for the maintenance of peace under any
circumstances, the premier said that,
while Austria nap not pursuing any aggressive
aim. the principle of the maintenance
of peace under any circumstances
and at any price could not form
the hasis of the policy of any European
power, however peaceful the intentions
might be which it had determined upon
for the legitimate defense of its interests.
The premier pave an absolute denial to
the report that Austrian mobilization had
been ordered and said there had not even
been any reinforcement or the peace footing
of the army.
Flan Working Smoothly.
LONDON. October 29.?The plan of
campaign of the Balkan allies appears
to be working with almost perfect
smoothness. This is due. according to
military critics, to some extent to the
lack of preparation of the Turkish
The armies of Bulgaria, Servia, Greece
and Montenegro are now in possession
of a large portion of the Turkish railroad
system and also of the wagon
roads, while those lines and roads that
rhey do not actually command they are
I ? in t Vic. n*0 r aftll onnt aco 1 o pita 1 i r
UlltTl TBI ?? ? ntiti v * uin r? iai|i)Ci*
in the eastern area below Adrlanople.
where Xaz m Pasha, the Turkish minister
of war and commander-in-chief, with
four army corps, is holding the line from
Tchorlu to I-ule Burgas. According to
the latest reports he has been set tho
task of trying to stem the advance of tho
victorious Bulgarian troops, and he I*
credited with the statement that he will
return 'he victor or per sh in the attempt.
Nazim Pasha appears to occupy a
perilous position, with the Bulgarians
on his right flank at Eski-Baba cutting
him off from the army of Adrianople.
while the destruction of tho
bridge over the Tehorlu river prevent ?
him from obtaining reinforcements and
supplies from Constantinople. Supplies
arc his greatest want. for. wit a
the breaking down of the Turkish commissariat,
tie is reported to be already*
short of them.
Might Be Driven to West.
Should the great turning movement
now being attempted by tne Bulgarian*
he successful, Xazini Pasha might ho
Iriven to the west, toward Kaloniki, leav
ins- Constantinople at tne merry or tha
In the meantime the Greek. Servian
and Bulgarian armies are moving on Saloniki.
The Greeks already are within
striking distance of the Turkish town of
Verria. only fifty miles from Salonikt, on
the railroad from Monastir. The possession
of Verria by the Greeks woui<1
not only threaten Saloniki. but cut off
the Turkish army under Zekki Pasha,
which was defeated by the Servians at
I'skup and is now concentrating at Monastir.
The capture of Verria by the Greek*
would enable them to effect a junction
vlth the Bulgarian army coming dow ;
rom Novrokop and Drama through the
struma valley, and concentrating a*
Jerres, and with the Servians, who are
idvancing on Veles.
All the passes through the Rhodopa
nountains leading to the Saloniki and
tdrianople railway also are in Bulgarian
The unofficial report from Constant!- x
lople that the Turkish town of Servia
"*? iifnn recaptured from the Greeks la *
lot credited here.
Active diplomatic negotiations are gorig
on among the powers. The Britisft
ninister at Cettinje, Montenegro, in com.
iany with the Montenegrin foreign mln?
ster. visited King Nicholas yesterday at
Ueka, and this Is regarded as undoubted.
y in connection with the conversations
eld with the ambassadors of the powers
o London by Sir Edward Grey, the
irltish foreign minister.
The diplomats are still hopeful of
voiding any complications betwsse
he powers. ~~

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