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No. Ui.O-'T. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1912 -TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. ONE CENT.
SHEWN FUNERAL
SET FORSATURDAY
Services at 2 O'Clock in First
Presbyterian Church in
- City of Utica.
BODY WILL LIE IN STATE
at rniiMTY nniiRTHOUSE
f-li VWH I WW Wfi ..WW V
Private Service Will Be Held for
Family During the Morning.
MANY SEND THEIR SYMPATHY
President Taft and Members of Senate
and House Wire Condolences.
Native City Mourns Vice
President's Death.
I'TICA. X. Y.. October 31.?
With the end in view of obtaining
a larger auditorium the first
decision to hold the funeral of
Vice President Sherman in the
Reformed Dutch Church has been
bandoned. and the First Presbyerian
Church will be used for that
purpose.
The service will begin at 2
clock Saturday and will be conducted
jointly by Dr. Holden.
pastor of the Dutch Church, and
Dr. M. \Y. Stryker, president of
Hamilton College, of which college
Mr. Sherman was an alumnus.
The body of the Vice President
will lie in state at the Oneida
c< unty courthouse Friday from 3
p.m.-to 9 p.m.. and it is expected
that it will be returned to the j
Sherman residence for private
services there Saturday morning.
Mr. Sherman will be buried in
Forest Hill cemetery, where many
members of his family have found
a final resting place. He selected
his pallbearers before his death.
They consist of prominent citizens
and intimate friends.
TT? mn cr? 1 Aiie- T.nnflc Tltna
W UVVUCViVUO MVUg A * AAA
M'. Sherman's death occurred at !>:4o'clock
last night, at the family residence.
of Bright'? disease, complicated
with distase of the heart and hardening
of the arteries, following a period of
more than twenty-four hours of almost
total unconsciousness.
Exalted public functionary though lie
was, he was known to Uticans as "Tlm"
Sherman. Indeed, In most cases the ;uri.ame
was dropped, and a common exchange
of salutation among the older
residents today was, "Pocr Jim is gone!"
Ail cltiy flags were lowered to halfstafl
at the beginning of the day and by every
other possible way the Vice President's
Porre city indicated its grief over his
demise. Mr. Sherman was a prominent
factor in many business enterprises in
:h~ city, and the offices of a I such concerns
were closed for the day.
Worn with their many hours of watciiir
g the members of the family were slow
!n taking up the details of the obsequies.
Have Seen Little of Mr. Sherman.
Tlie people of this city have seen comparatively
little of Mr Sherman for the
past year He left here for Washington
early in December, 1911, and was so constantly
occupied with his duties as presiding
officer in the Senate that lie was
liable to visit the oitv on more than one
?r two occasions previous to his return
ei e at t:.e beginning of his final illness t
last J"i::e. Not until it ItCtame evident
t at ii.e s s v.< : .oproaciuug did his
npypician make known the ta *t that alter'
'.e ieft I'll a a:;?i v.. at to Big Moose hud
he come near dying at that piae.
Dr F. H. Peck said today that Mr. Sherman
had not been there twenty-four hours
when he became so ill that for a time
his life was impaired of. When, however.
he returned to I'tica the lower altitude
and the agreeable surroundings had '
the effect of rapidly reviving him. and
the people of Utiea met him frequently
ou the streets for a time after he reached
the city. Gradually the trips down town
grew leas frequent, ami he scarcely had
been seen outside of his own residence
since his appearance in the public park
here in August to make response to the
official notification on his nomination for
the vice presidency.
It was not. however, until last Sunday
i at intimations begun to he received of
his extremely critical condition.
Family Averse to Notoriety.
Always averse to public notice, the Vice
President's family seemed to shrink especially
from all publication concerning
his physical condition. Even when Dr.
Janeway. the New York city specialist.
< ame to visit him October 20 he was enabled
to come and go without attracting
public attention. The Vice President's
physicians have been aware, however, for
the past fortnight that the malady had
made rapid headway, and all of them
feared that it soon must end fatally.
I)r Peck, who has been in constant attendance
upon the Vic- President as 1 is
fumi'v phvsiciun. has had little hope
for him for two weeks. He, however
was not without h? e of postponing the
fiuaiitv hoig >: w possible to in
e k'di to perform anv eonsld.
: . portion their ttatural functions
V "i. thev failed in this respect he
fi ain-.lv. although contidentiallv. stated to
newspaper men and others that the end
could i be lone pos oned.
Nojv that Mr Sherman is gone the fact
is re ailed that he w as almost as much
concerned In the promotion of clean
spots us he was in the development of
1 usiness interests. He was especially
no'ed as a base hall "fun." and he ivnnM
suspend business any time to see a cood
garre
11 as he was at the time the recent
nir Id's series was played, iie displayed
r-p<M-ial interest in that event. Me had
bulletins telephoned him indicating th~
prouress >>f each uame. l.ov;t iv partial
to New York, the Vice I're-ident expressed
deep regret when thy Giants fell.
Church Praises His Work.
ill. Sherman was treasurer of the Reformed
Dutch Church, and a bulletin
was pcsted in tiie church edifice today
c (Contlnu d on Second Page.)
SYMPATHY FOR TAFT
)
Many Expressions of Commiseration
for the President.
HAS NOT HAD 'EVEN BREAK'
Unkind Treatment Received From
Fate and Friend.
A TTT A TTTim TTTTT CAIT'P dTlt?T?/1TT
awaxxxAix WXJUOUJ* O orxibvn
Great Interest Felt Throughout the
Country in Address to Be
Made Tonight.
BY N. O. MESSENGER.
NEW YORK. October .11 ?One hears
many expressions of sympathy for President
Taft as the election draws near and
as circumstances seem to be dealing his
administration blow after blow.*
' Not since that ill-omened 4th of March
which ushered in his presidential career
with a blizzard has he had an even
break." Is the way one man put it today.
"From fate and friend he has received
treatment sufficient to overwhelm his
heart."
The death of Vice President Sherman
will increase the feeling of sympathy for
the President. It is said that the end of
Mr. Sherman was hastened by bitter
i thoughts of the deplorable conditions of
; his party, its dissensions and the j-ealization
that the republicans were drifting
out on the tide of defeat.
Mournful retrospect tells a sad tale of
I republican demoralization. McKinley
! gone. Mark Hanna gone. Babcock gone,
: Boudenslager gone, all these great political
managers passed across Then with
the disappearance from pubiic life of such
stalwarts as Aldrich and Hale and with
probable defeat in November threatening
some other notable republicans in House
and Senate, the leaders here have a right
to be cast down.
They may find consolation in the fact
that the party organization is still in
their hands, and when former republicans
get tired of following the call of the bull
moose they will have to come back to the
old organization.
" When some of these insurgents awake
the day after election and see the havoc
they have wrought." said a republican
leader today, "I wonder if a reaction will
not set in?"
I
Wilson's Speech Tonight.
Gov. Wilson will sound the final note
of the democratic presidential campaign
tonight in a speech at a mass meeting in
Madison Square Garden, which Chairman
William F*. McCombs expects will be one
of the greatest political gatherings ever
held in that hall, famous for its great
meetings.
Gov. Wilson is expected to make the
most important speech of the uatppa&n.
as it is the last speech he will make in
New* York prior to election, and the last
opportunity he will have before election
day to face an audience of the size of
the one that will assemble tonight.
Tremendous interest has been manifested
by the press and by political leaders
throughout the country in this speech.
It is said to be an important political
document, and newspapers all the way to
the Pacific coast have been inquiring of
Chairman McCombs for advance copies of
it. and democratic leaders of the various
states have asked Chairman McCombs
for copies for distribution in their states.
Chairman McCombs has been unaLle to
supply any advance copies, as Gov. Wilson,
following his rule throughout the
campaign, has not prepared his speech
for advance distribution.
Observations in Seven States.
Raymond B. Fosdlck, controller of the !
finance committee of the national demo- ;
era tic committee, and former commis- j
sinner of accounts, returned today from
an extensive trip through New Jersey.
Pennsylvania. Ohio. Kentucky. Indiana,
Illinois and Iowa. He reported a growing
enthusiasm for Gov. Wilson throughout
the entire middle west.
"It Is no longer a question of the election
of Gov. Wilson, said Mr. Po9dick.
"It is a question of the size of his plurality
in the electoral college. During my
trip I talked with men representing ail
political faiths?democrats, republicans,
progressives and socialists.
"Two or three facts stand out with
prominence. In the first place, the election
of Gov. Wilson is practically conceded.
e\ en by the most ardent republicans and
bull moosites. In ? < nii.Ient.ul moments
they will tell you that unless something
unforeseen oecuis it will he impossible to
overcome Gov. Wilson's lead All they are .
working for is to make as good a showing
as possible for their respective parties.
'The socialist vote will reach a highA
. ? . . ?I, ? A >%, iltlnn .... ,1 ^ 1 1 * I
wui^r main.?pri a iniuiuu aiiu a uau
votes In all. In certain sections of Pennsylvania
and in Illinois Mr Debs lias a
surprisingly strong following. In the
farming states of Iowa and Indiana there
Is, of course, very little socialist sentiment."
HEROIC HUNS ARE BURIED.
Death List of San Antonio Orphanage
Fire Is Now Eight.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., October ."l ?
Funerals of the five Sisters of Charity
who sa rifieed their lives yesterday to
rescue nearly one hundred children from
the burning St. John's Orphanage took
place here today.
Sister Mary Kostka Farrell, whose
back was broken when she jumped for a
life net, still lives, but she cannot recover.
The death list .now stands at
eight?the five nuns and three foundlings.
SNOW WITH LIGHTNING.
Electrical Display Accompanies Sleet
in Texas Panhandle.
AMARILLO, Tex., October ill.?A snowstorm
and a thunderstorm at the same
I me was the weather record of the Texas
Panhandle yesterday.
The ground was covered with sleet and
snow while the electrical display and
thunder continued. The cold wave is reported
as extending over northwest Texas
and eastern and southwestern New
Mexico.
WATSON GUILTY OF MURDER.
Wife of Victim, Whom He Aimed to
Wed. Also Placed on Trial.
SHRKVEPORT. I .a., October .'U.?Albert
T. Watson was found guilty last
night of murder in connection with the
killing <?f ?\ t" Bailey, a wealthy lumber
man whom Watson confessed he clubbed
to d?atli that Mrs. Bailey might be free
to marry him Mrs. Bailey is charged
with murder and her trial began today.
Watson, in his confession, admitted that
he also had poisoned his wife, and that
Mrs. Bailey was to have poisoned her
husband, but failed.
MAY BARFOOT BALL
Injuries to High School Students
Presage Action.
EDUCATION BOARD ALERT
Tech-Central Game Scheduled for
Tuesday May Not Be Flayed.
SCHOLASTIC MARKS A FACTOR
May Disqualify Several Athletes
and Coaches Will Refuse to Use
Men Not in Condition.
If one high school pupil is injured seriously
In the foot ball frame between
Tech and Central High School scheduled
for next Tuesday, the death knell of the
game may be sounded in this city, as far
as the public high schools are concerned.
With two boys from Western injured
and two at Tech, with many minor Injuries
scatteied all through the squads of
the other high schools, coaches and principals
have begun to show signs of an
intention either to stop the game altogether
or to throw safeguards around It
that will absolutely prevent injuries, and
keep "green" players from the field.
There is a possibility that the Tech-Central
game will not be played.
"Buck" Howard, one of Western High
School's hardest, pluckiest players, is at
home suffering from what at first appeared
to be concussion of the brain. That
fear has. fortunately, been dispelled, yet
the young halfback is still in pain, and
suffers with a muscular stiffness in the
legs which may keep him at home for a
long time. He was crumpled into lifelessness,
apparently, in the Tech-Western
game, when White of Tech ran, into
him.
Howard Not in Condition.
The strongest advocates of the game,
coachers. players and students, believe that
Howard was not in condition to play the
game, and base their defense of foot ball
on the theory that a well seasoned, conditioned
high school athlete will never be
injured in any high school game. Coach
Hecox of Tech is one of the strongest
advocates of a well conditioned team,
and said today that if the eligibility rules
make it necessary for him to place a
green team in the field to meet Central
Tuesday the game will not be played.
"I will not allow boys who are in poor
condition to play in a Tech uniform," lie
said.
H. C. Gilbert, a Tech boy, is out of
school with a broken collar bone. He was
iniured in the same game in which
"Buck" Howard was crumrled up. Puller,
a raw player on the Western High
School team, had a ligament toru in his
leg.
Fractured Arm Tackling- Dummy;
Burnside, a Tech boy. made a dive at
the dummy in practice the first week of
school, and struck the ground, splintering
the bones of one arm. He has not been
in school since.
Gilbert and Burnside were not in condition,
according to coaches and teammates.
Burnside was a novice, practicing
the gentle art of tackling on a dummy.
The experienced foot ball player at dummy
tackle practice hits the dummy a terrific
blow, after a short, fast run and a
low. swooping dive, both feet off the
ground. If any player happens to dive
short and strike the ground first, the
i chances of serious Injury are ten to one
or better.
H. C. Gilbert, tired with a strenuous
game, not having the same ginger and J
! snau in his muscles with which lie had
; played the first half of the game, made
i an attempt to tackle the runner on the j
[ other teani. Perhaps if he had been less
tired he would have made the tackle and I
not have broken his collar hone. As it!
was. he d'd not dive far enough, struck
the ground and fractured a bone.
Education Board Alert.
Are these injuries to continue during
the foot ball season? The board of education
is watching the situation, and has
the authority to stop foot ball entirely.
For that matter the principal of each
school could probably disband any athletic
team. **
At Tech it is declared that no boy will
l>e allowed to play foot bull If he is not [
up to a certain mark in his studies. These
scholastic measurements are taken si:;
times a year. Ane will be taken this '
week, and it is absolutely certain '.nut
I several boys now on Tech's team will not j
be allowed to play in the big game with
Central Tuesday. Coach Hecox, refusing
to allow hoys to play without long and
scientific training. Is firm In his statement
that he will take no chances In that game
with raw and unconditioned players.
ROOSEVELT UP EARLY,
REFRESHED BY SLEff
Anoarentlv None the Worse for
Tr? """y ww . w.
His Exertions of Last Night
in New York.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. October .'51.?Apparently
none the worse for his exertions
of last night. Col. Roosevelt was up and
at work in his library eariy this morning.
Although it was well pa^ midnight
when he reached his home trom New
York, he said he felt thoroughly refreshed
after a night's sleep, and well ..hie to go
back to Madison S<juare Garden tomorrow
night for the rally in behalf of the
state progressive ticket. Col. Roosevelt
is not down for a speech, but probably I
will talk for a few minutes.
Roosevelt spent some time this morning
going over the plans which are being
made to guard against election frauds
In New York next Tuesday.
"No matter what the outcome of the
election may be," he said, "we Intend to
follow up every fraud and, if it is humanly
possible, to put every man engaged
in it behind the bars.
"All we wish to do is to prevent the
perpetration at the election of the kind
of seoundrelism which was responsible for
the election of a practically solid antiprogressive
delegation at the New York
city primaries last spring, which was responsible
for the downright theft of the
republican national convention last June.
"In t hr? iif thf reiillhliptt n national
- ?' ?- - - ? . nuitviiai
j convention, there was. unfortunately, no
i law which could l?e Invoked to check and
punish the dishonesty of the men responsible
for the theft; but there is such a
law as regards the election, and we intend
to do our utmost to punish every offender
against the law, whether he be a representative
of the Tammany or of the
Barnes-Koenig machine, and without the
slightest .regard to the man in whoM Ul"T
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CONWAYS ARRESTED,
DENY SINGER M?
, f*?** - *!?
Put in Jail at Lima, Ohio, to j
* ' +
Await the Arrival of Officers j
From Chicago.
..
JJMA, Ohio, October 31.?A man and j
woman who said they were Charles X. i
Conway and his wife, wanted in connection
with the murder of Sophia G.
Singer at Chicago, were arrested here I
today. Both denied that they had anything
to do with the murder. The arrest
took place about 10 o'clock at the
Cadillac Hotel, where the Con ways were
staying.
"I admit that I am the man the police
are looking for." Conway told the police,
'* - T - * t - ? i. f 1-. ?. i - -r-^ A *1t> 1 - ?** n II - H./l
r>ui i aeny umi j ua>c ai?^ nuumcugc
of the crime in connection with which
they want me."
Conway and the woman were taken to
jail to await the coming of officers from
Chicago. Cater, the police say. Conway
declared that when he left Chicago he
did not know a thing about the murder .
of Miss Singer.
"I didn't know that such a crime had
l>een coinmitied until 1 read about It in
the papers," the police report he said to
them.
They say Conway asserted that the
body of Miss Singer must have been
put in his room at the Indiana apartments
in Chicago, after he and his wife
left the city Monday night.
Mrs. Joseph Cramer, whom the police
believe to be Conway's mother, lives i
here. j 1
Detective Wingute ot the local police I
made the arrest ?::i information that a
couple answering the description of the .
Conways had registered at the hotel.
Conways to Be Taken to Chicago.
CHICAGO. October 31.?William R.
Worthen, the murdered girl's fiance, who
is being held by the police, pending the
clearing up of the crime mystery, was
told of the arrest of the Conways in
Idma, Ohio.
"Are you telling me the truth?"- he
queried, anxiously. When assured it was
true he said:
"Oh, I am so glad. Now if they only
will confess that will clear the whole ?
matter up."
Worthen was told that lie probably
could return to Baltimore today if he I/1
desired, but be declined, saying lie pre- || ll
ferred to remain In Chicago and aid in fill
prosecuting the fugitives. 1
Capt. Halpin wired his men who have
been trailing Conway and the woman
across Indiana to go at cnce to I.ima .
and bnng the couple to Chicago. AlT
POLITICIAN IS MURDERED.
Body of Capt. Young of Surry, Me.,
Found by Stream.
SURRY, Me.. October 31.?Capt. Harry BI
C. Young. chairman of the republican excl
town committee, whose body was found ,,
I IlG
on the edge of a narrow stream in the
business center of the village yesterday,
was murdered for his money, in tlie opin- audi
ion of County Attorney Graham. emp
Capt. Young, who was Jifty-eight years p_
old. left his store early Tuesday night
for home, taking the day's cash with the
him. The money was missing when the can
body was found.
, S. 1
Visit New Bureau Building. men
Students of the department of architec- and
ture of Catholic University yesterday Er
visited the new Bureau of Engraving and ot *
1'rinting, now being constructed on the houl
Mall. F. V. Murphy, instructor in architecture.
had the party in charge. Those
who visited the new building were Messrs. Tli
lift, Haaren, J. C. Robinson. Beall. Se tzcr.
Murphy, Wells, J. B. Robinson, Gen
j O'Neill. May, Turner end Cronin. we j
" "" Spei
Torpedo Boat's Service Ended. and
The torpedo boat Rowan, one of the ara
first vessels of its class to be built for Ain<
the United titates Navy has been stricken
from the naval list after fifteen years'
service, mostly on the Pacific coast, to c
ill
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A. HALLOWEEN HOAX;
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
A PROCLAMATION.
Janjes Schoolcraft Sherman, Vice President of the United
States, died at his home in Utica, NC'Y., at 9:42 o'clock on
the evening of October 30. 1912. In his death the nation has
lost one of its most illustrious citizens and one of its most
efficient and faithful servants. Elected at an early age to the
mayorship of his native city, the continued confidence of his
community was shown by his election for ten terms as a
representative in the National Congress. As a legislator he
at once took and retained high rank and displayed such attributes
of upright and wise statesmanship as to commend
him to the.people of the United States for the second highest
office within their gift. As presiding officer of the Senate
he won the respect and esteem of all for his fairness and
impartiality. His private life was noble and good. His
genial disposition and attractiveness of character endeared
him to all whosj privilege it was to know him. His devotion
to the best interests of his native land will endear his r
memory to his fellow-countrymen.
In respect to the memory and the eminent and various
services of this high official and patriotic public servant, I direct
that on the day of the funeral the executive offices of the
United States shall be closed, and all posts and stations of
the army and navy shall display the national flag at halfmast.
and that the representatives of the United States in foreign
countries shall pay appropriate tribute to the illustrious
dead for a period of thirty days.
IX W ITNESS WHEKEOE 1 have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this thirty-first day of
October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and twelve and of the independence of the United States the
one hundred and thirty-seventh.
(Seal.) / WM. II. TAFT.
By the President:
ALVEY A. AD EE,
Acting Secretary of State.
ITS LECTURES:AERIAL RACE TO FRANCE
I
lerican Exchange Profes- Wins Gordon Bennett Trophy
sors Deliver Opening Ad- Despite What Two Balloons
dresses at Berlin. Unheard From Do.
2RLIN, October 31.-The American j BERLIN. October 31,-France wins the
lange professors' opening lectures of Gordon Bennett international balloon
session at the Berlin University to- trophy, regardless of the performance of
were warmly received bv a brilliant *-,ue*se'd?rf and' the lie de France,
, which have not yet reported. The first
lence, inc.uding the emperor and | ..f , , , .. ....
1 J of these lias been d:squali!ied. and even
ress- j should the lie de France surpass toe recof.
William M. Sloane of Columbia, ord flight of the Picardie the prize will
Roosevelt professor, spoke on "Ameri- 1)<? ea) r!ed off by the French.
Political Parties" and Prof. Charles U Is thouSht Probable that America will
I., , ,, . ., . win second place in the contest with the
ot of Harvard on the Develop- Uncle Sam but thp pxact distances ^
ts of Modern Research in Anatomy by the balloons will be ascertained only
Biology." when their log books have been submitTTnii.
^ to the Geographical Institute at Stnrtnperor
William at the conclusion gart. otutt
he addresses conversed for half an Nothing has been heard since Sundav
r with the professors and their wives. 2{,.th,e?f>"e8S,eld<ilca,'rying the American
aeronauts John Watts and \ T
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I | ne*riith l, ii*ji" tut? r rent n n&HOOn I
Brilliant Audience. I (le France, carrying Alfred Le Blanc, and
anxiety concerning the aeronauts is be-!
,* audience included many prominent ginning to manifest itself.
ie auait J , , . . . in ballooning circles it is considered
man educators and social leaders, as pOS8jhie tliat the two spherical balloons
Irwin B. Laugh 11 n and Wi ling ma> have descended in remote parts of
a , . k -?> Russia, from which it is difficult to get
uer, from the United Mates emDa.sj, > communication with the organizers
Consul General Alexander M. Thack- of the race.
consul u i m Vrs rtf thc The Duesseldorf. which ascended after
and a number of members . sunget on gunday. was believed for that
^rican colony. reason to be capable of floating a day
lousands of students and spectators | ]onger than the other starters, and therelered
outside the university buildings fore the committee in charge of tb? race [
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CUBA IS TREMBLING
Believed Election Will Not
Pass Without Disorder.
SAFEGUARDS FOR VOTERS
RIVERO BELIEVES PEACE
WILL REIGN AT ELECTION
Minister Here thinks Votes Will Be
0ft* ..J**** %WMkAbsolute
Freedom.
That the ejection in Cuba tomorrow
"will he held peaceably and with th?
most absolute freedom in the easting ol
the votes" was the confident prediction
made today by Senor Rive, a, Cuban minister
here.
"Competent and impartial officers of th<
rural guard and the regular army." h<
said, "have been detailed at different
parts of the republic, charged to exercist
the greatest vigilance and empowered tc
act energetically in any instance In whlcti
the right to vote freely might be endangered
by the adherents of any of tht
parties.
"Col. Manual Sanguilv. secretary ol
state, is acting as secretary of the internor.
and the fact of his not being
umhated with any of the existing part.es,
as also his high reputation as a man ol
honor, and his great personal popularity,
coup.ed with the pledge of impartiality
given by President Gomez, offer every
hope that the coming elections will be
held peaceably and with the most absolute
freedom in the casting of the votes."
St nor Rivero said he had just received
official cables from his government declaring
that in the recent riot In Havana
"no one was killed, there were only eight
persons wounded and three or four
slightly bruised during the scramble."
"There were no women wounded, as
was reported." he added, "and the authorities
had the situation well in hand
in less than half an hour, and there have
tieen no other incidents of the kind. The
litst news telegraphed greatly exaggerated
the importance of the affair."
"It is clear now," continued the minister.
"that the trouble was started bysome
non-partisan elements desirous of
causing trouble to attain their personal
enus."
The report that some women had been
wounded came from the fact, the rainister
said. that when the shots rang out a
woman in a nearby cafe fainted.
GIRL INJURED BY PRANK.
Caught in Wire Tied to Street Car
by New York Boys.
XE'iV Y<~)RK, October 151.? Mischievous
boys late ' last night slipped up to the
rear of an Amsterdam avenue street ear
and tied a eoll of copper wire to the rear
step- At tilth street a girl walking across
the street unwittingly stepped into the
wire loop. She was pulled from her feel
and dragged two blocks before the motorman
learned of her plight and shut off
his power.
The girl was unconscious when the wire
noosf was removed. Her clothes had
been torn off. her hair had been pulled
out and she was bruised and cut from
head to foot. Her condition today is serious.
At the hospital she was identified as
l*.iss Kate McDonough, nineteen years
old, of West 07th street.
BURN SIX THOUSAND BODIES.
Ghastlv Spectacle on Kumanova
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Battlefield.
LONDON, October lil.?The burning of
0,000 Servian and Turkish corpses after
the battle cf Kumanova is described in
dispatches from Belgrade as the most
ghastly spectacle of the war.
Deciding to pursue the fleeing Turks,
the Serbs had no time to bury the dead
about Kumanova, so the corpses were
placed In plies of from twenty to 100.
At night Servian troops went among them
with cans of petroleum and torches, firing
the bod es. An area that covered several
acres was soon a great blazing funeral
pyre.
No less gruesome was the battle of
Servians and Turks over the barrier of
tneir comrades' dead bodies, which the
Turks had thrown up in tront of them.
The bodies made an impregnable defense
and from them the Turks mowed down
great numbers of Serbs until the latter
mounted the barrier and rou&d the
enemy in a hand-to-hand flg:ht.|\
Government Provides Protection of
All Polling Places.
LIBERALS ARE DISCONTENTED
Carrying of Arms by Those Casting
Ballots Also Serious Source
I la r? mAw
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HAVANA. Cuba, October SI.?Within
twenty-four hours of the opening of the
polls for the elec tion of a president < t
the Republic of Cuba, fears are very generally
expressed here that the day will
not pass without serious disorders^
While the government lias made th?
most careful provision for the protection
of the polling: places for safeguarding
voters in the exercise of their rights, the
liberals still continue dissatisfied with
the arrangements.
They consider them unfavorable to theli
side, especially in relation to what they
ucuidic iu ut* me uniair diuiuue 01 iut
rural guards and of some of the specially
appointed military supervisors, who have
been placed by the government in command
of all the armed fjrces of many
towns throughout the island.
Discontent Increased.
The message fro mOrestes Ferrera,
speaker of the house of representatives
and liberal leader, to President Gomea
last night, stating that he had decided
to abandon all political activities, is believed
to have had thp effect of Increasing
the discontent among the liberals. It is
now understood, however, that Ferrera
will not retire from politics until aftei
the election.
Another serious source of danger is thai
arising from the fact that practically all
the voters go to the polls armed in spltt
of the action of the government in revoking
all permits to carry revolvers.
Detachments of police, rural guards an<1
regular troops are to be stationed at a
convenient distance from the polling
booths in order to prevent the gathering
of groups of partisans
On account of the strong military forces
distributed in the city of Havana it is unlikely
that serious disturbances will occui
in the capital.
MAIN ARMYROUTED
Turks Flee in Disorder Before
Bulgarians. , . -
I LEAVE DEAD AND WOUNDED
Battle Said to Have Continued Three
Entire Days.
ADRIANOPLE IS HEMMED IN
1 Intervention Again Discussed?Powers
Would Not Permit Taking
of Constantinople.
SOFIA. Bulgaria. October .11.?'The Buti
frarian army has completely routed tbe ?
, i main Turkish army, under Nazim Pasha
) The Turks fled in disorder, leaving many
killed and wounded on the field.
I The battle, which is regarded as t'ie
i most important engagement since the beiflnninir
af 1 ? * " -* -
( o mr nai, jasiea inw entire
, days. It extended alimg the line front
! Lule Bursas eastward to Serai. The
Turkish front was over thirty-one miles
1 long.
The Ottoman troops retreated to
Tcliorlu, about twenty-one miles to the
soutii of the positions from which they
were driven by the Bulgarians.
Cavalry Pursuing Turks.
LONDON. October el.?-The Bulgarian
army has completely defeated a Turkish
force estimattd at tknuiUd men at Lule
Burgas, after three days' terrific righting,
according to a news agency d.spatt h
' from ftoiia. The Bulgarian cavalry is
' pursuing the retreating Turks.
| The Turkish army, after it? defeat at
Lule Burgas, retreated toward Tciuu. Iji.
Adrianopie is completely hemmed in by
' the Bulgarian troops.
The eastern wing of the Turkish army
i at Visa was able to maintain its ground
at first against the Bulgarian troops, but
could gain no success, according to a
t news agency despatch from .S?na. In
I consequence of tbe occupation of I.uie
s Burgas by the Bulgarians, the eastern
wing of the Turks has been withdrawu
to iSerai and lstrandia. so that the hatl
tie front, which vesterda extended from
i Lu.e Burgas to Visa. i.o\v li?-s across
' Tchorlu, Serai and lstrandia.
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Troops Are Bombarded.
! CONSTANTINOPLE, October -11. ? It is
rumored here that the Bulgarian trooi?
are being bombarded by a Turkish squadron
on the Black sea coast, and that
under cover of the tiring a body of Turkink
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laii ii uujia nan u^rn iciitucu.
Series of Stubborn Battles.
^ 2l--rl?e win*? '
tne Turlnsn and Bulgarian armies which,
roughly, occupy lines stretching from
Iilils trurtras t* Visa, have been engage*I
for the past three days in a series of determined
lights. The Bulgarians claim
to have defeated the Turks at t"e LuItBurgas
end, while the Turks assert that
the Bulgarians have been driven back
* around V?sa. Of the fighting in the ceu
ter no authoritative report nas yet been
i received.
Tne Bulgarians are staging everything
on the result of this battle. They have
brought up ail their available regulars
to tue front, leaving the investment of
? the fortress of Adrianople, which is now
t completely hemmed in, to their reserves,
, some of whom have taken the neid in
' civilian clothing.
* -The Turaish commanders, too, appe.
i to have brougnt to Europe all the tr-"<
. it possiole to withdraw from ..
, Minor, as it is now announced that i?g
' lar traffic 011 the Anatolian railway.- it. been
partially resumed.
f
Landing at Burgas.
Sotne of the Turkish troops from A
Minor are being landed at the Bulg^i,
port of Burgas, on the Black s>*a. tluul ;
less with the hope of drawing in that direction
part of the Bulgarian troops engaged
farther south.
| The report that Bulgarian cavalry had
gone to the port of Rodosto, on the Sou
i of Marmora, is considered in niililarv
circles to be quite natural, as there .s a
good road leading from Lule Burgas to
! the coast. Along this a line of railroad
has been under construction for some
time, for the puriiose of giving direct
communication between Asia Minor and
Adrian op le without touching Constantinople.
< 11 the other side of th?- peninsula the
Servian troop* are extending ih? area of
territory i-onquered by them in Ma?-e(ionia.
it is reported today that tin y
have crossed tin- mountains and taKeu
the town of I'risrend, with a largue uuantity
of Turkish war material. They an
said, also, to have taken Liiakovo, still
farther to the west.
The Greeks, too, appear to he spreading
out their lines. They have occupied Grevena,
on the western road leading to
Monastic
Fear for Christians.
Grave fears are expressed in regard 10
the Christian populations of Constantinople,
Saloniki and other Turkish j>orts.
where the news of Turkish defeats is
being circulated, in spite of the censorship
and official denials.
Great Britain already ha* o:d?r. d a
watship to proceed io Saloniki for th~
protection of British lives an i property
there, and the action of the othei pjvvns
in the matter is under consideration.
Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign
minister, stated today in the imuse oi
commons tnat when the mi uary situation
in the Balkan peninsula permitted,
the powers would take steps to insure
enduring peace between the belligerents.
Talk of Intervention.
In dispatches from Vienna it is asserted
that the foreign ministers of the European
governments have reached a tentative
agreement in regard to intervention,
and in a ynevent the entry of Bulgaria
n troops into Constantinople will not
be tolerated by the powers. Even Russia
is disinclined to permit such an occurrence.
It is also understood in diplomatic quaitecg
in the Austrian capital that the Balkan
nations alrea'y have made known in
an unoi..cial manner that they are prepared
to accept intervention by the flowers
at any moment now.
FRANCE SENDS WARSHIPS.
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Three t; raisers urnereu 10 me
Syrian Coast.
PARIS. October 31.?In view of t!.e danger
threatening foreigners In Turkey, the
second division of the flying squadron
of the French fleet has been ordered to
sail from Toulon this evening at full
si>eed i- h - Syrian coast. It consists of
the am i cruisers Iax?n Ganibetta,
Victor nufaj and Jules Ferry.
The, French armored cruiser Bruix,
which is now at Samos? has been ordered
to 6ak>nlkl? _

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