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Fight Expected at Forts of
Tchatalja, Only Few Miles
From Constantinople.
Bulgarian Troops Take Possession of
Powers, in Doubt as to Action. Decide
Not to Wait for Porte to
Take Initiative in Seeking1
I .< >X i >< >X. Xovember 1
The Turkish army, on which the
fate of the Ottoman empire depended.
ha- been outgeneraled
and outfought. It has made!
what i> believed to be the last
- and against the victorious Bulgarians
and is tunv falling back
ill disorder on its final line of defense
at the forts of Tchatalja,
n!y twenty-five miles from Con-tantim
'stave doubts are expressed iti
military circles, and repeated
even in the Turkish capital, as to
whether the remnants of the Immense
but disorganized armv -?f
o the
sultan will make any serious}
attempt to hold this line.
Foreigners in Constantinople
are fearful for the safety of the
Christian populations of the
Turkish towns, and the European
powers have taken steps in this
direction by the dispatch of warships
to Saloniki. Constantinople
and other Turkish ports, for the
protection of their nationals.
This is the most pressing
rpnestion of the moment. One i
correspondent in Constantinople
A-oices the fear of Europeans in
that city that the Turkish retreat
from Tchatalja might result
in massacres and pillage by
what is no longer an army but
a mob.
The Bu'garian troops, who have shown
s h dash s.nee the opening of the campaign.
ar- not likely to give the Turks
T?':rh t m< to reorganize. It is true they
> av- 'nr It- is of (h ad and wounded. both
' r:s ! ! 'u'gnrians to dispose of, and
*: ' -ding to mi itary exports.
ro e hat. They had. how
situ !ar difficulties to contend
aga r..-'. after Klrk-Kllissetl and around
. r re was not much lull
* ' a " g then
X v. - * d v of the Bulgarians'
r i. thu = s ntterinsr
f. r. of Adrianople mav I
: :: m that <juar
- it fh*1 f
f M loni are rstabllshlnR
.-r- ' n 1 releasing
t s ?<> co to the as
s Abr.anople an'!
* ; <n Si'' ?n k:. * >n the latter
?- . t ryip.y from three
r Powder Magazine.
: . heard from ihe
S e% 1 ' T a report that the
: i >. rje Tar ikos<-h has been
. -T 1 M? ?'ten? urrn shells
M- - ! led t>? raki steps to pro
:r r. i: nil- t > Kuropean powers
a r. keepmtr - . h, with a view
e* a- ::mr inc- wh n ' e opportune
rr'.rrent ; rr > ! .';ar a however, has
. : , k- n t a* T-.rk.ev must ne?otiate
with the allied it-iikan nations ?M '.
at all tl.a .w.-rs '-an do Is to
.pare ; ...t af-e: t err own interests
w- 'n the war Is o\t r.
Sink Turkish Battleship.
; H f 1Nri. "iref >. November 1. The
:-k.sh hattbs .ip Keth-i-ltulend was
s durlr.-' last night in the Gulf of
Haioniki by a Greek torpedo hoat.
The Greek commander's daring enttrl
.'1st was rt ied out. under the kp:r.s of
Turkish f' rts without Irei.'ig observed.
.1 n'i tb< to; : e.lo boat esi aped i:n? at el.
The Greek - todav o< copied the Turkish
lard < :' ra . In t e \<s?aii sea
i -v f opulat i umhers atout .'>.<?? , n . st
v -join ai < "hristians.
Majority of Crew Saved.
' oNSTANTINOI'I.K, November 1.?The
s r.kin-- of the Turkish battleship Feth-1l.uiend
by a ?ireek torj t-rlo hoat in the
<;df of Sa' ri.ki is confirmed 'in a dis ;t
from Sa'.iiriki. The warship sank
r. five minutes.
The ommar.der of the Feth- 1-Bulend
' graphs ' at nearlv all 11.s fp??*
v. .-re saved JJ?- reports that the lirt ek
torpedo !?>at entered the harbor im.-x;
t <lly at midnight and launched two
torpedoes at the stern of the Turkish
vessel, which lititan to sink immediatelv
Tl commanil'T. three entrineers
and four hlucjaekets were
thrown into the water, where they
w * re rescu. d hy fishinu boats. The
hoilers of the Feth-l-liulcnd exploded
as she sank.
Powers Are Undecided.
UKRI.IX. November 1.?The Kuropean
kov* rnments have not yet ayreed whether
to intervene in the 1'a'kan war or to offer
mediation 'at the present moment or
aft.r the expected buttle at Tehtutalja.
They have, how* ver, decided not to wait
for Turkey to take the initiative in ask,n"
for mediation.
The meeting of the Kuropean ambassadors
at Constantinople last evening discussed
exclusively the measures to be
taken for the prcv. ntion of possible
Third Levy Ordered.
liKhORAliK, Servia. November 1.?A
tl nd levy of conscripts has been ordered
^Continued oil Second l'age.J
Expected Disorders at Election
Fail to Materialize.
Disperse Voters Immediately After
the Casting of Ballots.
Factor Working for Peace Is Realization
of Both Parties That Opponents
Are Fully Armed.
HAVANA. November 1.?The day of
the general election, on which the fate
of the Cuban republic is believer! to depend.
opened auspiciously. l>espite the
almost unanimous predictions that the
event would he marked by nation-wide
disorders, the hope is now rising that
whatever the result of the election may
I be. the registering of the popular voice
will be effected in exemplary order.
The voting began at ? o'clock and will
continue till sundown. Many voters
awaited the opening of the polls to cast
their ballots, and these were compelled
to di?i>erse Immediately afterward by
squads of police and troops.
Throughout the city during the mornI
ing there was complete tranquillity. This
is largely due to the extensive military
| precautions taken by the government and
to the realization in all quarters that the
j occurrence of serious factional disorders
would almost certainly result in the
| downfall of the republic.
All Are Fully Armec.
Another factor working for peace is
the realization by both parties that their
opponents are fully armed and prepared
for a fight at a moment's notice, as was
shown by the battle on the Prado a week
The approaches to every polling place
in Havana were guarded from an early
hour by strong detachments of infantrymen
and artillerymen, who stood on
sentry duty with tlxed bayonets, challenging
all comers and not permitting
anybody except voters to pass, and these
only singly.
All ?h.. - I
.-urns, iu, were paironeu
throughout the day by squads of cavalry
and infantry, and the main bodies of
troops were held in reserve at various
strategic points, ready to rally on the
first alarm.
All Bars and Cafes Closed.
For the first time in the history of Cuba
th. sale of alcoholic liquors was prohibited.
all bars and cafes being closed by
presidential decree during - the time of
Another decree prohibited the carrying
of arms of any kind, even the lightest
walking eanes being included.
Reports from the interior of the country
show that order has been generally
maintained. i
The total number of registered voters ;
in the republic is t52S.3ot>. of whom it is
thought that probably only To per cent 1
will go to the polls.
No indication can yet he obtained as to <
the probable result. 1
Two Men Arrested in Columbus.Ohio,
Thought to Be Implicated
in Huge Theft.
COLl'MBCS, Ohio, November 1 ? H. E.
Campbell and Joe P. Gavin, who the
police believe were implicated in the
two-hundred-thousand-dollar bank robbery
at New Westminster, Canada, were
arrested here today.
The men were arrested by Cnited States
Deputy Marshal Albauer when they en-1
tend the post office and asked for mail
at the general delivery window. Private
detectives are said to have followed the
men to this city and to have notified the
| federal authorities of their presence here.
Two of the men implicated in the robbery
have been captured and $10,01)0 of
the stolen money recovered. The men
under arrest he: will be held pending a
Thorough investigation. The police say
that they answer the description of the
j men wanted.
Gavin claimed that he is a traveling
j salesman of <'hi'-,:go, and Campbell says
1 l. - 1 1??? to? ' < ?
!i" ?t r(ii? ^uniii iiiarvjiift V.UiUJJIlJUS HIS
I homt.
Chafin Declares Roosevelt Will Get
Five and Taft Three.
EL. PASO, Tex., November 1.?"Wilson I
* will carry forty states; Roosevelt live;
Taft three, ami Debs and I will divide
the others."
T:::s prediction was made by Eugene
f'haiin, candidate of the prohibition party
for President lr a speech here yesterday
j Other declarations made by him included:
"I.hjuor is tlie real cause of the high
| cost of living.
i "1-ocal option and local prohibition is
j not worth a hoot. Stop it by constitutional
amendment and it will remain
"Abolish liquor as we abolished slavery
?bv constitutional amendment.
"Give us a million votes this time and
we will elect a President next time."
Great Celebration and Parade to Be
Held in New York Tomorrow.
NEW YORK, November 1.?Arrangements
were completed here today for tinWilson
and Marshall parade tomorrow]
afternoon, with which the democrats will
practically close their campaign in this
city. The party in the reviewing stand
at 4oth street and 5th HVl'Mllf will in- I
elude Gov. Wilson, Representative William
Sulzer. Mayor <laynor and Mrs. Wil.-on
and her three daughters.
The day is to he a Wilson and Marshall
day all over the country. Gov.
Wilson's closing message to the voters is
to he read at about the same hour at
meetings In every city and practically
every village in the United States.
Ambassador Reid Applauded.
ABERYSTW1TH. Wales. November 1.?
A large audience frequently applauded the
1'nited States ambassador, Whitelaw
Keid. during his address last evening at
:h*- opening session of the University of
Wales. The ambassador devoted his remarks
largely to Thomas Jefferson.
Citizens Paying Respect to
Vice President's Memory.
No Suggestion of Political Activity
in Home City.
Remains to Be Placed in Family
Mausoleum in Forest Hill
I'TI<'A. X. Y., November 1.?Beginning
:it o'clock today the people of 1'tiea will
be given opportunity to make outward
manifestations of their regard for their
ioilow townsman, \ ice President Sherman.
Arrangements have been made to
have th'* body lie in state at the county
courthouse today from o'clock till 9
this evening to afford an opportunity to
those enga 1 in business to participate
in showing their respect and affection
The body has been placed in a heavy
mahogany coffin and was removed from
tlit Sherman home at 2:30 o'clock. There
was an honorary escort to the courthouse.
while the procession was protected
from intrusion by two companies
of the National Guard. The public generally
was invited to accompany the
Courthouse Draped.
The courthouse, which is admirably
adapted to such a ceremony as that planned
for today, has been properly draped.
The coffin will rest on a large catafalque
draped with black and surrounded by
palms. I'niformed members of the National
Guard will be present during the
ceremony, to act as a guard of honor and
to prevent confusion among visitors. At
9 o'clock the body of the Vice President
will be returned to the family residence,
there to rest for the last night. After a
brief service pf prayer at 1 o'clock tomorrow,
in which only the family will
participate, the body will be taken to the
first Prosh. lerian Church and thence to
the cemetery.
The coffin will be placed in a crypt in a
mausoleum recently erected by Mrs.
Sherman's family in Forest Hill cemetery.
This tomb was opened lir.st for occupancy
less man a month ago, wi.cn the body of
Mrs. Sherman's mother was placed in
one of its crvpts. It is modeled after a
Kuropean pattern, built of granite and
marble lined.
The roof consists of three immense
slabs of granite, one of which weighs sixteen
Bells of City Tolling.
Messages of condolence continue to poutin
from all parts of the world. A list
of the names of those received yesterday
lills almost two columns In the morning
papers. Bells began to toll at an early
hour today. In every possible way, indeed.
the people of the Vice President's
home city are showing their sense of
Notwithstanding the near approach of
the national election, there Is no suggestion
of political activity, republicans,
democrats and progressives vying wltti
one another in their efforts to show regard
for the dead.
New York District Attorney Gets
Menacing Telegram.
NKW YORK, November 1.? Rumors
of a plot to assassinate District Attorney
Whitman through the medium of
thugs from Chicago's underworld found
basis today when it became known that j
Mr. Whitman received the following [
unsigned telegram last night:
"Book out for four men coming on
Chicago train 3 j> m. Saturday."
Mr. Whitman had previously received
a letter warning him that a plot
against his life was on foot because of
his prose^tion of ex-Police .Lieut.
Mrs. John T. Lowman of Waterbury,
Md.. Believed to Be a Suicide.
Special IHspatch to The Stiir.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. November I.-Hurling
her body in front of a fast-moving
car on tire Washington, Baltimore and
Annapolis electric line, so it is said, Mrs.
John T. Lowman, fifty-six years old,
wife of a farmer li%'ir.g at Waterbury,
nine miles from Annapolis, committed
suicide shortly before 10 o'clock this
morning. The theory of suicide is borne
out by the fact that Mr. Lowman had
frequently expressed the belief that she
was losing her mind.
111 addition to her husband, Mrs. Lowman
leaves seven children.
Men Who Claimed "Hotel" as Resi
dence Are Disfranchised.
CHICAGO, November 1.?Kleven nun
who were registered as voters from a
hotel in the south side tenderloin were
disfranchised by the election commis- j
sinners yesterday on the ground that the
place was illegal.
The action of the commissioners was
taken on the advice of County Judge
Owens, who held that.no voter can claim
legal residence in a place of known illrepute.
because such a place is contrary
to law. Following tills action a subpoena
was issued for Police Capt. Ryan
of the same district, who was ordered to
bring information concerning other places
of a simi'ar character, and the disfranchisement
of many other men is expected.
The owner of the hotel threatened to
carry the case into the federal courts.
Deemed Impracticable to Abandon'
Plans Already Made.
NEW YORK. November 1.?Chairman
Hilles of the republican national commit-'
tee and William Barnes, jr., chairman of
the advisory board of the national committee,
conferred yesterday as to the advisability
of canceling all of the republican
meetings throughout the country
and bringing the republican campaign to
an end because of the death of Vice Pres- ]
ident Sherman.
After an exchange of many telegrams,
i it was decided that to do this would be
I impracticable.
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Prosecution Presents Nearly
Hundred Witnesses in Trial
of Ettor and Others.
SALEM, Mass., November 1.?The common
wealth today rested its case in the
trial of Joseph J. Kttor, Arturo Giovannitti
and Joseph Caruso, charged with
responsibility for the murder of Anna
Ivopizzo during the Lawrence textile
strike last winter. The prosecution presented
testimony from nearly 1O0 witnesses.
A brief recess by the court was
Before court convened Detective -a
Court, who testified yesterday that Caruso
told him he stabbed a big, 'at po
liceman, was brought into the 1 om to
see if he could identify the spectators,
who, he claimed, had hissed him after he
had left the stand. Ra Court said those
who hissed him were not in court today.
Methods of Strikers.
The district attorney r >mpleted the
reading of the pamphlet relating to the
I dustrial Workers of the World which
was introduced in evidence yesterday.
The chapter devoted to "tactics and
methods" set forth that the Industrial
Workers of the World "use an ail tactics
to get the results sought in industrial
disputes; that the question of right
ami wrong does not concern us; that
violence is used to force the employers
to concede the demands of the workers,
and advocate militant, direct action to
the full extent."
The pamphlet also outlined the history
of several big strikes conducted by the
Strong Sentiment in Favor of
Massachusetts Man as
Taft's Running Mate.
NEW YORK, November 1.?Samuel
Walker McC'all of Massachusetts for Vice
President on the ticket with William
Howard Taft is the suggestion which is
being canvassed today. It has met with
a cordial response from many quarters.
All day the republican national headquarters
has been flooded with advice on the
situation created by the death of Vice
President Sherman. The preponderance
of advice is to the effect that some action
should he taken immediately, giving a ;
tentative assurance, at least, with regard !
to the Identity of the Vice President in 1
the event of President Taft's re-election.
Names Suggested.
As a consequence a good many names
were canvassed today, and that of Mr.
Met'all stands out conspicuously. Mr.
McCall had a quiet boom for Vice President
at the Chicago convention, and if
the demand for Mr. Sherman's renontination
had not been, so insistent, he would
have been the leading candidate. The
New England delegates were enthusiastically
for him at that time. Pennsylvania
Is his native state and Pennsylvania
would have fallen in line. Mr. McCall
lived for many years in Illinois
and that state was in ae<ord with the
movement In his behalf.
Fearless and independent. I
Mr. McCall during his ten years ir,!
Congress has made a reputation for fearlessness
and independence second to that
of no other man. He is a poor man
An endeavor is to be made to canvass
the national committee with regard to
the matter, and it is believed that manv
responses cordially favoring Mr. McCall
will be received.
Mr. McCall is a close friend and adviser
of President Taft.
Hearing in Case of Labor
Leaders Probably Will Be
Held in January. ?
The appeal of Samuel Gompers, John
Mitchell and Frank Morrison, labor leaders,
from the decision of Justice Wright
of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia, adjudging them in contempt of
court and imposing terms of imprisonment
in the District jail, has been filed
in the f'ourt of Appeals. Hearing on
the matter probably will l?e reached in
the Appellate Court early In January,
The transcript of the record presented
to the higher tribunal, for review includes
nearly 1/(00 pages typewriting. The
total cost to the la nor leaders of the
preparation of the record. Its printing
and the printing of briefs to be submitted
to the higher court before the appeal is
heard will approximate $1 ,oOO.
TT 1 ? * v. , ?.il - c.f tho r?r?UT?t tllP
unuer nitr i ur- v/x. mc wj'j/vt w-* ^ ?.--labor
leaders have thirty days in which
to put up the costs and thirty days thereafter
to tile briefs. The "committee of
prosecutors" is allowed twenty days after
the brief of appellant is filed to prepare
their briefs.
This time limit probably will be shortened
by co-operation of counsel so that
the case can be heard in January.
j The )
Children's I
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is tlie Twentieth, even more (
than was the Nineteenth. And
'he Turkey Trot and Grizzly
Bear dances liave something to '
;.) do with it. See the article by i
Walter G.
! Robinson
iii i
In the next I
Magazine ,
of The
Sunday |
Star. !
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Fears That American Participants
in Balloon Race Have
Suffered Disaster.
BKRLIN, November 1.?The balloon
Duesseldorf, with John Watts and A.
T. Atherholt, two American aeronauts,
on board, has not yet reported. The
complete absence of news in reward to
her movements since she started Sunday
last from Stu-ttgart in the race for
the international balloon trophy it
causing: considerable disquietude. Inquiries
have been telegraphed in all directions.
but without result.
May Have Landed at Remote Point
It is thought in aeronautical circle;
that the Duesseldorf may have landed ir
a remote part of Russia, and it is pointed
out that in the case of the French
balloon He dc France the news of tin
landing was not received for sixty hour;
after it occurred.
It is feared, however, that the balloor
attempted to cross the Baltic sea. A belated
report from Stralsund says a balloon
was sighted October US high above
the Baltic going eastward. I
Airmo lb nr?n mi onion
Machines Hurled Into Air by
Impact?Opera Singer Perhaps
Fatally Hurt.
NEW YORK, November 1. Two automobiles.
one going north and the other
west, at a speed of forty miles an hour
came together at 2TU1 street and .'id avenue
before daybreak this morning. Tht
crash was so violent tiiat both cars wort
tossed into the air and turned overTheir
passengers, who were Halloween
merrymakers, were buried under the
wreckage, but were quickly pullel out
Hardly had they been rescued when tlie
gasoline tanks in both cars exploded.
Three Not Expected to Live.
The injured were taken to Bellevut
Hospital. They were s ven in number,
four men and three women. Miss Lydia
Locke, an opera singer, well known in
New York and London, was perhaps fatally
hurt. Dwight Dana, a chauffeur,
was seriously hurt.
Both machines were completely 1 uined
by lire. Jewelry worth fci.oOO belonging
to the men and women in the ears was
found in the street and turned over to
the police.
Aviator Johnson Remains in the Air
Nearly Four Hours.
ELM IRA. N. Y., November 1.?Walter
juiuir'.Ml, inc a. V let lur UL l5tHn, ^^ lltiS
established a new American endurance
record, fiying with one passenger, by remaining
in the air 3 hours .">1 minutes
12 secon-is. Johnson used a biplane, and
his passenger wt i: hed 1(55 pounds, fifteen
pounds more than the rules call for.
The flight was over a course of about
235 miles, and an average altitude of TOO
teet was maintained. The previous record
of 3 hours 42 minutes 22^j seconds
was made by Beatty at Chicago last
Petition for Aliens Would be Futile.
fecial Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND. Va., November 1.?The
presentation of a petition with many
housands of names In behalf of the Alens
would not have any effect on Gov.
Mann, who is determined that so far as
ie is concerned the Aliens shall pay with
heir lives the penalty of the shoo.Jng up
>f Carroll county court in March "Sick ning
sentimentality has a tendency to
mcourage crime," ia the position of the
* .
Actress Wife Says Conway
Slew Sophia Singer.
Declares Circus Clown Struck Heiress
With Doorknob Billy.
"Thank God." Cries William R.
Worthen When Told of Woman's
Story to Chicago Police.
CHICACO, November 1.?Confession of
the murder of Miss Sophia fi. Singer,
the I'.altimore heiress who eloped to
Chicago with WiUiatn R. Worthen and
was killed on the day before she was
to have been married, was reported by
the police to have been* obtained today
from Mrs. Lillian Reatrice Conway, who,
j with Charles N. Conway, the circus
i clown and high diver, was brought here
| from Lima, (Jliio, earlier in the day.
J "She #ias admitted knowledge of the
I murder," said the police official who ani
nounced the confession, "but says she
! had little to do with it.
"She says that Conway knocked the
Singer girl down with in improvised billy
made of a door knob in a handkerchief
and with a shoe lace as a handle, with
the intention of robbing her.
Money the Motive.
'"We thought she had more money than
she did," continued the official's account
of the woman's story; "Charlie did it. All
I did was to throw the blanket over her
when we left. I didn't think she was
She then told the officials that she would
tell the whole story, and they sent for a
William R. Worthen, fiance of the Singer
girl, who has been held by the police
pending clearing the mystery, though
they accepted his story of innocence, hecame
hysterical with joy when the news
was taken to him.
Worthen Is Overjoyed.
"Thank God, they have confessed," he
shouted. "Now I am cleared, and my
father and her mother will be comforted
with the knowledge that I had no hand
in the brutal murder. I can go back to
I Baltimore now with clean hands. I knew
i they did it. I told Mrs. Conway so when
I 1 saw her this morning. Now Conway
might as well confess."
It was announced that Conway would
be given an opportunity to tell his side
of the case after a copy of the woman's
story could be prepared, so that Conway
might read it.
Conway Refuses to Talk.
The Con ways were brought back to
Chicago today from Lima, Ohio, where
they were arrested.
A cab had been provided to convey
1 Mrs. Conway to police headquarters.
The husband, handcuffed, was taken on
[ a street car. Half an hour after reaching
("apt. Halpin's office the Conwavs
were taken to the Stanton avenue police
station, not far from the rooming house
in which the murder was committed.
Conway refused to talk, more than to
reply in monosyllables to questions
not involving the crime for which he is
held. Mrs. Conway, apparently nervous
. and ill at ease, was less reticent.
. She jested with iter captors on the
j way to the police station, but their
refusal to reply and their constant
( stares at her wore on her nerves, and
, she was on the verge of hysteria when
. Lieut. Michael Crotty began questioning
Capt. John Ha pin. whose telegrams
1 caused their arrest, sat by and watched
the woman steadily. One by one t.ie
' bloodstained objects found in the room
- where Miss Singer was murdered were
brought out and she was asked what she
knew of each of them.
The police brought William Wort hen,
j Miss Singer's tiance, into the room after
: they had talked to the actress only a
j few minutes. Worthen was told to say
nothing, but to listen.
Worthen Accuses Mrs. Conway.
Unable to stand the strain, however, in
a few minutes Worthen broke out in bitter
denunciation of Mrs. Conway and his
voice could be heard throughout the police
station as he shouted: "You know
you did it. You both did it. You know
you killed my Sophia!"
The woman cried aloud and became
hysterical, shouting: "It's not so! It's not
' so! Y'ou know you killed her yourself!"
Resumes Work Here After Inquiry
1 Into Charges Against Gov. Frear.
Secretary of the Interior Fisher, who
returned to Washington yesterday afternoon
from Hawaii, was at his desk for
a few moments this morning, for the first
time in two months.
Charges that Gov. Frear of Hawaii was
favoring big sugar interests in the disposal
of public lands, made <?n tin* floor
1 of Congress by the delegate from the
Hawaiian Islands, Jonah K. Kaianianaole,
was th< matter that took Secretary
Fisher to the midpacilic.
Mr. Fisher, after his return to the
L'iited States, went to the Yosemite valley
to take part in a conference of superi
intendents of national parks and reserves.
Thence he went to Chicago.
Private Secretary Mey r preceding his
chief.- was in Washington Wednesday,
and at work ail of yesterday in the interior
Department preparing the business
that awaits Mr. Fisher's si rutiny. .N;r.
Meyer says he had a sp.erd.d t.me or. the
Hawaiian trip as companion to Mr.
Governor Remains in Stateroom of j
Train on Trip.
ALBANY, N. Y.. November 1.?Gov.
Wilson, on his way to Rochester, where
he will speak tonight, arrived here at
11:23 a. m. and departed three minutes
The governor did not leave his stateroom
during the trip. Lieut. Gov. Thomas
F. Conway of New York, who was on
the same train, paid him a visit.
Asks $193,047,246 for City Expenses
NEW YORK. November 1.?The New
York city budget for 1913, as adopted
shortly before 1 o'clock this morning by
the board of estimate, is $193,047,24*5, an
increase of $11,95*1,990 over 11*13. The Increase,
however, will not necessitate a
raise in the tax rate, it was stated, increased
real estate valuation acting to
keep the rate down.
Thinks Democrats Will Cripple
Says Schedules Like Those Recently
Adopted Will Be Passed.
Executive Leaves for Utica This
Afternoon and Will Be Away
Until Wednesday.
The view of President Taft as to the
proSahly democratic program, if CJov.
\\ ilson is elected President, is tliat i?*
win be rumiK'IM, by the clamor of
party leaders, to call ('undress in extra
session to revise the tariff He believes,
too. that if such a session l?e called the
democrats, under the leadership of Mr
I "nderwood, will pass schedules practically
identical with those recently passed
by them, and great industries of the
country will be crippled.
The President has expressed these
views fo friends in the last day or two,
and believes the country should fully
understand what it probably will face
under the circumstances.
The President points out that the democratic
campaign has been made largely
on the ground that the high cost of living
is chiefly due to over-protection. The
people have been led to expect, if the
democrats uain control, that almost ltn
mediate relief will be given through tariff
revision. The demand for an extra session
will he terrltlc. and. If it is not t ailed.
Mr. Wilson will antagonize an influential
element of his party and bring
criticism upon himself from tip- people
who have been led to expect relief. Will
Mr. Wilson be able to n .isi tlou
Favored by Underwood.
Representative Underwood is said to
favor an extra session, and is expected
to at once urge Mr. Wilson. If elected, to
make such a call. Me will Insist that the
people have been promised this and that
the party must carry out these promises.
Against Mr. Underwood's view will he
arrayed the business world, earnestly
asking that business disturbance be delayed
at least a year, while preparation
is making for probable revision.
Since Congress adjourned the 1'resident
has made a careful analysis <>f the tariff
hills passed by the democrats of the
House and vetoed by htm. He is convinced
beyond ail question that the putting
of these bills into law would have
meant ruination to a number of American
industries. He is further convinced that
the democrats, under Mr. Underwood, will
re-enact substantially the same hills, and
that they are likely to become law in the
Senate, which will be democratic if Wilson
is elected. The election of Wilson
also means the election of enough democrats
to the Senate to give the party control
there is the White House view.
President Grows More Hopeful.
Whatever the prevailing opinion a?
to the result of next Tuesday's election.
1'resident Taft grows more hopeful a?
the day approaches. This Is not a
for-puhlic-consumption- only view on
the part at the President. He realise*
to the fullest that the tide is apparently
democratic, and that the psychology
of the moment is all favorable to Wilson.
but he does know many inner facts
of the campaign that lead him to take
a most hopeful view.
Many of these facts ne essarlly remain
in his private keeping and do not form
part of the public's fund of knowledge,
but to friends to whom he has spoken
the President has frankly pointed out
some favorable situations that may benefit
him more than is expected. From
his viewpoint there is much to encourage
It was at bast certain today that the
republicans will wind up the next few
days witli a stiff finish The President,
through numerous statements, letters
and speeches, will or.tinue to carry torward.
right to the !ast minute, the republicain
campaign of dueatiou as to the
tariff, and the dangers the country may
confront with the d. mo rats in control.
TT a c 'Wot- Admitted Tie-feat
President Taft today denied reports
that he admits defeat. He sent the following
telegram to H If. Knowles, seerotary
of the republican central committee
at hiast Liverpool. Ohio:
"Telegram received. Story that 1 have
acknowledged defeat is a pure fabrication.
(>n the contrary, reports whi? h arecoming
in to in- are most encouraging,
and 1 am very hopeful of success."
To Stop Famines in China.
Ily request of President Taft. who 's
president of the Red Cross, the State TVpartment
has transmitted to the president
of China a request for consideration by
that country of a re-port which lias Is-i-ri
submitted to tiie chief executive of <'hln.i
u; on the conservation of the waters of
Central China so as to prevent recurrences
of the disastrous lioods. invariably
followed by famine and pestilence
The Red ?'ross. which has spent thousands
of dollars in the past helping
famine sufferers' in China, sent to the
Jiuai river valle> of Cimia a year ago an
American engineer, C. R. Jameson, with
instructions to report on trie best method
of prt va-ntitng the Hoods. This engineer
has Completed the report, pointing out
how the Hoods may lie prevented hv the
expenditure of something lik.- fi.uno.oon
for the proper iiandling of the waters
' The President has been greatly interested
tn the su ject and would he pleased^Tr*-^
see Ciiina start a proj.-ct tiiat would he
a pattern for extensive work in that
Going- Home to Vote.
When President Taft leaves Washington
t- is afternoon at 4:,Io o'clock to
attend the funeral of Vice President
Sherman, he will not return to Washington
before Wednesday or Thursday
of next week. The President will
spend tonight with his brother. Henry
W. Taft. in New York, and go to
Ctica tomorrow morning. He will return
to New York city tomorrow night
and remain there until Sunday night,
when lie will leave for Ohio to vote.'
On his way to Cincinnati Monday he
will make short stops In Columbus,
Springfield, Dayton and a few other
places, reaching Cincinnati Monday
President Taft, in a letter to officials
of the proposed world's permanent exposition.
commends the proposition. He
-i.j.t i? t? makine headway. This is
AS3 ? ? " ?
what he savs:
"My attention has been directed to the
movement which has been set on foot
for the creation of a world's permanent
exposition at Washington.
"I am glad to learn of th? progress
which this worthy and Important project
is making, and I desire to express to you
mv interest in it and my hope that It
may be brought to a successful issue.
'Such an institution situated at the
National Capital, and having for Its object
the exhibit of the resources of th?
states of the Union and the dissemlsa*

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