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Generally Cloudy Tonight
And Thursday.
Yesterday's Circulation, 54,906 WASHINGTON, ' WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 9, 112.
Eighteen Pages
Witness in Campaign Probe Today
Last Edition
ssi Bra X M
Testifies That Cortelyou SaidX
Roosevelt Desired
I None of It.
Judge Lovett Tells of Harriman
Fund Raised To Aid State
i Ticket.
Today's developments In the Clapp
campaign fund Inquiry Included the
testimony of former Senator Scott of
West Virginia, who said that, at least
three weeks before election In 1904,
Chairman Cortelyou told him he
couM riot go to the Standard Oil
Interests for money, because he bad
been told by President Roosevolt not
to do so.
Mr. Scott also testified that whllo
at the New York headquarters in
that year he talked to. the White
House over the telephone ho be
lieved, to Mr. Roosevelt and learned
that Mr. Roosevelt was concerned
about the New York Stato situation.
He stated that the President said that
he had sent for Harriman, or Harri
man was coming down to Washing,
ton Senator Scott didn't recall
which expression Mr. Roosevelt
used and he hoped they could make
arrangements to Insure the election
of Higgins, the Republlacn candl
date for governor.
No Danger To Colonel.
Bentoi-8cott said that Mr, Roosevelt
was concerned about his own situation
In New York, and th(. be. Ocott, as
ured him that there was "no occasion
for worry on that scoro; that Roosevelt
was safes and the dancer was about
Betting Higgins elected.
Judge Robert S. Lovett, now head of the
Union-Southern Pacific-system told what
knew of the "Harriman fund." He said
Mr. Harriman had repeatedly aisured
him that he. Harriman, acted, In rale
Ins the fund, at the request of Roose
velt. When the money was raised, the
checks and cash were turned over to
Judge Lovett, to be handed to Treas
urer Bliss, of the Republican committee.
Could Not Recall Names.
Mr. Lovett could not definitely recall
the names of the Elvers; there was
something less than JW.000 In checks,
'most of them brokerage of flee checks,
made to clerks and by them Indorsed to
Mr. Bliss; but he vaguely recalled that
William K. Vanderbllt'a name was
signed to one of the checks, and one of
SSO.OOO Was from Mr, Harriman.
Chairman Clapp asked Judge Lovett If
he recalled any Interest that Harriman
had In the construction contracts on
the Erie canal. He said he did. This
Interest has been suggested heretofore
aa the occasion for Mr. Harrtman's
active Interest In behalf of Higgins'
election, on the theory that a change
In the State administration, from the
Republicans, might Interfere with tho
Judge Lovett minimized the signifi
cance of these contracting Interests.
Mrs. Harriman, he said, had Inherited
an Interest In a small Iron mining prop
erty In northern New York. Some of
the peoplo engaged in operating the
mine had become Interested In some
canal contracting.
Judge Lovett recalled that the whole
thing did not amount to more than
$100,000. At ono time, after the dllter
enres between Roosevelt and Harriman
had arisen, there were charges that
there had been overpayment on this
contract, and he. Judge Lovett, looked
Into the matter. He was convinced
that the thing was entirely regular.
Interest of Harriman.
That Mr. Harriman was Interested
In behalf of Republican success In
1808, and wanted to contribute to the
fund, was another statement of Judge
Lovett. He told Mr. Harriman that
It he did contribute, the fact would
have to be published, and he thought
It might do more harm than good, on
that account. He didn't believe that
Mr. Harriman did Anally contribute.
Mr. Lovett said Harriman and
Roosevelt were on Intimate terms at
that period, and there was no reason
why Roosevelt should not have asked
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Charged with the embezzlement of
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More Liberal Treatment Is
Hoped For From Con
gress This Year.
R will require 113,000,000 to finance the
District of Columbia for the fiscal year
of 1913, according to the estimates of
the District Commissioners. Congress,
It became known today, will be asked
to appropriate that amount at the com
ing session. Last year the budget
called for an appropriation of 112,429,035,
while but $l0.67B,833.uO was appropriated.
The "city fathers" hope to receive more
generous treatment from Congress this
The Commissioners are nearlng the
completion of the budget, which, by
law, roust be In the hands of the Sec
retary of the Treasury by October IB.
Borne pruning to the present figures
must be made, to bring the total amount
asked for to within double the amount
of District revenues. This year's reve
nues will oe about $300,000 more than
last year's.
For the Schools.
The Unrest Individual Item Is for pub
lic schools, which will bo In the nelgh
borhod of $3,100,000. Members of tho
Hoard of Education and the Commis
sioners are agreed that not less than
this sum Is demandod for the educa
tional system. The budget, It la un
derstood will lncludo an Item of $2W,000
for beginning the construction Of a new
Central High School at Eleventh and
W streets northwest, the total'cost or
which Is estimated at 1,2S0,CX. Ap
proximately $1,150,000 It is understood,
will be asked for the various Institu
tions under the supervision of the
Doard of Charities.
Provision will be mode for all the
park projects Included In last year's
estimates, but which failed to receive
the approval of Congress. Liberal
treatment Is accorded the playgrounds.
The Commissioners also probably will
Include an appropriation of ItO.OOO for
the erection of a playground building on
the site of Willow Tree Alley, which Is
to be converted Into an Interior nark.
An Increase In the police force Is de
sired, ana an appropriation providing
for the employment of 875 privates, It Is
understood, will be recommended. The
number of privates at present Is 653.
Following an lnsnectlon of munlclDal
asphalt plants In other cities. Engineer
Commissioner Judson Is convinced of tho
desirability of a similar institution In
the District, and Congress again will bo
asked for an appropriation for Its cs-
Charged With Stealing
Property of Militia
i ers dispensed to mm as a private In
tho District National Guard, George
jmuu,, iwciuj-mvc years ot age, waa
arraigned In the United States
branch of the Police Court today.
! rm. AmtmnAn n hm L.tJ s
TM... 4af Anrinn , .una k.U 1 tf.A
Si-bonds for the action of the grand Jury
ix In tho cmbemlement case, the tcstl
J mony belnR that while employed as a
" I driver by the Ice cream concern he
i coueciea muncy una appropriated u
to his own use. Jacobs pleaded guilty
01 rawing 10 return 10
militia outfit given.
The case Involving the failure to
return the clothing was postponed
until next Wednesday to allow cer
tain miiitia ornciais to appear with
data ordered by the court.
UisUtWiA"" ,
Loss of $27,000,000 Revenue
Predicted If Rate Cuts
Are Maintained.
Summoned to appear before the In
terstate Commerce Commission today
to s)iow cause why the reduced ex
press rats promulgated by the com
mission In July should not be put Into
effect, express and railroad attor
neys representing tho entire express
and railroad Interests of the United
States opened an attack on the posi
tion and purpose of the commission
with a lory hall of argument.
Walker D. Hlncs, appearing for the
Adams, American, Southern, United
States, iinJ Wells-Fargo companies,
made the opening statement In which
ho asserted:
That the proposed reductions would
cause a loss of approximately $27,000,
000 grors revenue per year to the
five companies.
That there is no proof before the
commission that existing rates are
not Just and reasonable.
That Instead of express companies
making less than 4 cents on each dol
lar at business they would lose near
ly 6 cents under the proposed rates.
That tho Institution of the parcels post
has brought about an unprecedented
business condition which may revolu
tionize the express business and that
conditions have entirely changed from
what they wre when the commission
made the proposed rates.
That the Initiation of the parcels post
on January 1 removes all need of a :iui
rled revision of express rates and that a
serious attack on existing rates should
be delayed.
Instead of the parcels post forcing the
express companies to their knees, they
have cleverly accepted It as an existing
menace, and are calling upon the com
mission to withhold 'ts attack until
they know how deeply tho parcels post
Is to dig Into their vitals.
The menace of the parcels post is ad
mitted. Attornoya laid much stress on
the fact that its Initiation brings about
a brand-new small package traffic situ
ation. &nd that no ono, postal authori
ties or express officials, knows either
what erect it win nave on small pack
age business or to what limits the Post
master General and the Interstate
Commerco Commission may see fit to ex
tend it.
The conclusion that the express com
panies will lose 127,000,000 a year gross
revenue is based upon the actual ap
plication of reduced rates to n per cent
of the business of tho Adams Express
Company on a single day, October IK,
1911, and to 15 per cent of the business
of other companies on single days with
tespect to local business only.
As mis leaves u lurso part ot local
business out of the equation and takes
no account of Inter-llne business, it
was at onco apparent, and was admit
ted by attorneys that the loss ot the
express companies was only an esti
mate. Lumber Dealer's Estate
Goes To Wife and Son
All the personal property of Thomas
W Riley, tho ninety-year-old lumber
dealer, who died August 15, except the
household effects, Is left to his son.
William W. Riley, by his will, dated Oc
tober 3, 1901, filed today. The realty Is
left to Ms wife, Mary E. Riley.
Tho will provides that on tho death of
Mrs. Illlej tho realty and household
Bonds shall go to the daughters. Jane
A. and Mary 8. Riley. The remaining
estate is lert to inn cnunren, jane A.,
Mary B., Thomas R., and William W.
Third Detachment of Army
Practically Annihilated
On Border. ,
Greek Soldiers Clash With Patrols
Along Line of
VIENNA, Oct. e.-In a battle lasting
more than thirty-six hours the third
detachment of the Montenegrin army.
which crossed the frontier near Berana,
has been decisively defeated by a Turk
ish force.
The Montenegrin force was practical
ly annihilated by the Turkish soldiers
Despatches received today from various
points In the Balkans and from Salonlca
slate that fighting between the states
of the Balkans and Turkey Is general
despite the fact that Montenegro was
tho only ono ot the Balkan kingdoms
that had formally declared war upon
the Ottoman Empire up to this morning.
Many Dead On Both Sides.
Fighting between Greek soldiers and
Turks Is getting on along tho Greco
Turkish frontier. It Is reported from
Athens that soldiers have been killed
and wounded on both sides In frequent
clashes between patrol forces.
A Montenegrin force Is reported to
be marching on the Albanian city of
Scutari on the southern shores of Scut
ari Luke. There Is a big Turkish gar
rison at Scutari which has been
strengthened since the Balkans situa
tion became critical.
Servian troops have crossed the
southern frontier and have been fight
ing with Ottoman soldiers since noon
yesterday. At Pavls a severe tight
took place. The Servians retreated
after losing a few ,men. '
Fierce Battling
Is Reported From
Three Frontiers
BERLIN, Oct 9. Fierce fighting and
hurried movements of troops were re
ported In progress today along the
Turko-Montenegrln. Turko-Bulgarlan,
and Turko-Servlan frontiers.
Humors were current that the Turks
have wiped out a detachment of Monte
negrins who Invaded their territory. A
stronger force was said to be making
forced marches toward Scutari, In Al
bania, to old the Albanian rebels who
are besieging Eased Pasha there.
At Kalava the Turks repulsed the
Montenegrins. King Nicholas of Monte
negro Is at the front In person, but It
Is thought he will direct operations from
the Montenegrin side without actually
crossing the frontier. His second son.
Prince Mlrko, who Is with him, may
Join one of tho Invading forces.
News Is much delayed, owing to the
censorship and Inadequate means of
BERLIN. Oct. 9. A dispatch from
Warsaw states that Russia has ordered
the mobilization of ten army corps on
the Western frontier to be completed
In ten days and martial law will be
proclaimed In Russian Poland.
This news caused tremendous excite
ment in the German capitals today,
some diplomats claiming that Russia Is
preparing ror a war that win involve
the great powers of Europe, particu
larly Germany,
Porte was notified today by the Turk
ish representative at Sofia that Bulgaria
would declare war before night.
This government has already taken
the aggressive. Four thousand Albani
ans, according to a dispatch, have In
vaded Montenegrin territory.
The vlloyet ot Adrlanople, In Europe
an Turkey, was declared under martial
law today, Turkey has decided to make
that section the center of her war oper
ations. LONDON, Oct. 9. The Servian and
Bulgarian legations announced this af
ternoon that a "state of war" exists
between their countries and Turkey.
This Is tantamount to a declaration ot
war, and It is possible that no further
declaration will be made before the
beginning of hostilities.
Superintendent of Schools Gives
Advice To Principals
"School principals must keep up with
the spirit of the times," said Dr. W. M,
Davidson, Superintendent of Schools
of the District, addressing a meeting of
uie iTincipuis Association ai me
Franklin School building. "It Is neces
sary for tho school head to be abreast
of live educational questions If he or she
Is properly to encourago the teachers
to wider professional equipment and in
creased ctllclency."
Discussing the horns and school asso
ciation from the standpoint of the prin
cipal. Dr. Davldron said he favored the
smaller rather than tne larger organl
zatlon as better adapted to develop sym
pathy between the home and the school.
All 'he newly elected officers of tho
association wcri at the meeting. Includ
ing MIsb M. O Young, president: Miss
Josephine Burke, vice president; Miss E.
K. l'imper, eccrotary, and Miss Metella
Klrnr. treasurer. Miss Adelaide Davlu.
I chairman of the executive Lommltteo,
IUKUQ m (cyvtt.
SisssO CfMMMssssssk
Whole Disappearance Has Bothered the Police in Preparing Their Evidence
Against "Red Phil" Davidson, Slayer of "Biz Jack" Zelig, Is Still Keep
ing Away From the Detectives.
She Was Released Under 1 3,500 Bail After Telling of a Plot She, as One of
Davidson's "Slaves," Had Heard Planned Against Zellg.
Ra Collins Will Oppose Old
War Horse In
Red Sox Legion Goes To Work
At Noon In Preparation
For Game.
FENWAY PAUK, Boston. Oct. 9.-As
tha Oiant legion swung out across the
field at Fenway Park today at 12:60,
Boston's cultured gaze careened at once
In the direction ot Mathewson the Big
Oun picked In advance to nr his shrap
nel Into the carglng ned Sox attack.
For New York. It was Mathewson or
good night.
While all Boston was confident af
ter Tesrcau'a downfall there was still
something In that name Christy Math
ewson which suggested a real battle
whoever might be the victor.
So Boston watched the old war horse
come on, head up, easy swinging stride,
keen eyes Instantly alert to the vast ex
panse of battlefield, where any long,
smashing hit meant three bases or the
circuit, and where an outfield must
range fast and far to choke oft a sin'
gle that, once let by, meant a triple or
a four-base blow.
The Fenway Field Is deeper from ov.
ery angle than tho Polo sward, and
this feature fall to Mathewsons gaze
the second he came through the gates,
and he did not appear elated.
Weather Grows Colder.
The morning sun had changed at
noon to a gray sky and a sniffing wind
came from tho northeast, predicting
colder weather. Yet the Bed Sox leg
Ion was at work by noon two hours
before play.
The first batch, ounposed of Speaker,
Lewis, Wagner, and Gardner, lost no
time In getting down to the main bust
ness at hand.
Each grabbed a deadly looking maco
and began whaling the ball with driv
ing, vicious swings. They were not
gambling on Matty's stuff, but were
adjusting their sights and swabbing out
their batting orbs early.
Giants Forty Minutes Late.
Tho Giants pounded through the
gates forty minutes later. In parallel
lines they pegged the missile back and
forth, warming up easily and slowly In
tho sunles salr. The Boston's cultured
fahdom was evidently less wildly en
thuslastlo than that of New York, and
at 1:30 there were still largo vacant
patches In the unreserved section of
the bleachers.
It was a quiet, undemonstrative crowd
which had apparently como out pro
pared to seo tho undoing of a somewhat
blatent and boastful rival and which
was In nowise fearful of the outcome or
disposed 10 necome excited over the
proposition. Tho grand stands filled
siowiy, nut gave eunv inuii-auona or a
greater popularity of the national sport
slowly, but gave early Indications of a
creater nonularlty of the national snort
among the women of the Hub than was
Today's Line-up.
Hooper, rf.
Yerkes, ib.
Speaker, cf.
Lewis, If.
Gardner, 3b.
Stahl, ib.
Wagner, ss.
Carrigan, c.
Collins, p.
Snodgrass, cf.
Doyle, ab.
Devote, If.
Murray, rf.
Merkle, ib.
Hertog, 3b.
Meyers, c.
Fletcher, ss.
Mathewson, p.
displayed at the Polo Grounds yester
day. During the preliminary batting
practice, a stiffening wind blowing
In tho direction of left center boost
ed the high files and sent them car
eening Into the low bleachers and
smashing against the high left Meld
fence where a sign stating that
Thomas W. Lawson would give (1,000
to hte player who nrst smasnea in
the system's lsate the same slate
being a painted proposition about
10 by 15 feet -In dimensions temnt-
ed each batter to bend his blngles In
that direction and forecasted a busy
matinee for the left fielders.
The Marquara rumor was put unaer
le Kibosh when. In the final hatting
practice, tho Rube aws sent to bat
files to the outfielders, Matty continu
ing to Warm up the only Giant twirl
er on the firing line. Appreciating
more than did the New York man
agement yesterday the valuo of a lit
tle enthusiasm, the Red Sox manage
ment had a full prown band on the
Job and verv much In action.
Stahl Gets Motor Car.
A few mlnutesSefore the call of "Play
Ball" a present from the Boston fans
to Manager stahl was driven out on the
field and Mayor Fitzgerald, again at
tired In his polo Grounds scenery ot top
hat and Prince Albert coat, stood In the
tonneau and delivered an oration which
must have been good though not heard
In the stands as he was called on to re
peat. In presenting Captain Heinle Wag
ner with a silver bat. The mayor also
posed quietly, Wagner's bat in hand,
while the camera brigade turned loose.
and Men Victims
Most Terrible
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 9. Federal
troops are being rushed to Eloro, State
of Mexico, where rebels are besieging
an Anglo-American coper camp. The
copper company employes have been
armed and were successfully standing
off the Insurrectos at last reports.
Refugees arriving here from Agua
Blanca where an Insurgent and bandit
force massacred many people, tell ter
rible stories of the brutality of tho
rebels. The Insurgents pulled the legs
from the federal commander's body,
then pulled his tongue out by the roofs.
Federal soldiers were strung up and
nails driven into their skulls and bodies.
The heads ot little babies were twUted
oft with the bare hands. Tortures be.
yond drsci Iptlon were Inflicted upon wo-
men and girls.
Defendant Declares Himself
Well Satisfied With
His Judges.
Her Story or Plot To Kill "Red
Phil" Davidson Is Believed
NEW YOIIK, Oct. 9. The most In
telligent Jury aworn to try a homi
cide case here slnco tho noted or
deal of Roland B. Mollneaux, a
decade ago, was that which was
aworn in today to try Police Lieut.
Charlea Becker for the murder of
Gambler Herman Rosenthal. Every
man who passed the scrutiny of
counsel tor both sides and final
analysis of the accused policeman
himself was far above the average
of the usual Juror In ability.
As In the Mollneaux trial the de
fense insisted that tbe men selected
should bo able to act and think In
depandently. In addition every man
choaon is married, this being: one of
the things Becker positively Insisted
on. Ho declared when court opened
today that he was well satisfied
with the chosen jurors.
Mysterious Lawyers.
Whitman said that he could present
his complete case In a week, but John
F. Mclntyre, counsel for the defense,
made It very plain that he Intended sub
jecting the accusers of Becker to a se
vere grilling.
Out of the background of mysteries
that shadow tho mt'rder of "Big Jack"
Zellg, as It shadows the killing of Her
man Rosenthal, appeared suddenly yes
terday two attorneys to defend "Red
Phil" Davidson, Zellg's slayer.
They came after Davidson himself had
pleaded his poverty and his friendliness
and had asked the court to give him
counsel. They were not appointed by
the court.
The lawyers are Alexander Karlin
and M. A. Busch. They are men little
known. Karlin defended a negro wom
an in tne Reynoius wmie slave investi
gation. He made two Interesting statements.
The first was, "We have been retained
by outside parties; Just whom. I am not
at liberty to state."
Woman Is Accuser.
The other was to tho effect that "Red
Phil" Davidson's defense would em
brace a firm denial that any one Insti
gated the shooting a strong contradic
tion of the dramatic story of Paulino
Fuchs, who declared that five sinister
characters of the underworld had in
spired "Red Phil" to kill Zellg. She
has disappeared since her release un
der J2.G00 ball.
Karlin would not outline his Intend
ed case definitely, but It was Intimated
that there might be grounds for the
hope ot convincing a Jury that David
son killed Zellg during a fit of impul
sive Insanity due to his having been
blackjacked and robbed. ,
Coroner's Jury Holds
Davidson Murderer
Of "Big Jack" Zelig
NEW YORK, Oct J. Handcuffed, sur
rounded by policemen and apparently
friendless, "Red" Phil Davidson sat
crying like a child today when the cor
oner's Jury wound up Its Inquest Into
the death of "Big Jack" Zellg by de
claring Davidson his murderer. The In
?ucst was Uttlo more than a formality,
'ollceman Schmidt being called to tell
of the arrest of Davidson and other
witnesses being asKco to identity zellg,
The Jury found that "Zellg came to
his death from a pistol shot indicted
by a gun In the hands of Davidson,"
who was held for the grand Jury,
Government Will Pay
For Warden's Portiers
Warden Moyer ot the Atlanta peni
tentiary has three pairs of portiers
In his residence In the prison en
closure, for which the Government
paid $120, or $40 a pair.
Warden Moyer, needing these por
tiers for the furnishing of his home,
bought them In open market and ten
dered tho bill to tho Treasury for
nayment. The payment was disal
lowed on the warden's accounts by
tha auditor for the State and other
Warden Moyer appealed to the
Comptroller of the Treasury, and X'
Comptroller Tracewell has Just ren- I'
dered a decision to the effect that
portiers for the warden's residence
was a proper charge against the
Government. Warden Moyer wlU'.btj
reimbursed. - 'T

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