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Yesterday's Circulation, 53,211
Twenty-four Pages.
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Declares He's Done Nothing
as Governor, Proposes
Nothing as President.
WiL Enthusiasm for Moose Leader
in Chicago Presages Clean
Sweep in Illinois.
CHICAGO, Oct 13. The two huge
mass meetings which greeted Theo
dore Roosevelt in Chicago last night
were construed today by politicians
of all stripes as conclusive testi
mony that he will sweep the State
on election day.
For three weeks the swing has
been toward him, conditions being
almost exactly parallel to those
which preceded his tremendous vic
tory in the primary light last April;
when ho defeated Taft by 150,000.
Both Democrats and regular Repub
licans now concede that nothing can
stop the current that Is flowing
swift and deep toward him.
Attacks Wilson's Record.
In nil address at the Coliseum last
evening- Colonel Roosevelt was cheered
by 15,000 people, while as many more
were unable to get Inside the great hall,
The people would not stop cheering;,
singing "Hot Time" and "Onward,
Christian soldiers," unUI tjjey were
hoarse. Colonel Roosevelt, falling Into
the spirit and enthusiasm, stood at the
front of the platform beaUng time with
his hands.
In his main address he took up the
charges of Woodrow Wilson that he
(Roosevelt) was' the favorite candidate
of the trusts, and contrasted his own
record on the trust quesUon with that
of Wilson, With blUng sarcasm he
pointed out that Wilson Is governor of
the Btate "where the trusts come
from," New Jersey, which charter
most of them. As executive of that
commonwealth, said the colonel, be has
been In position to do more for prac
tical mastery of the trusts than any
other man, because he might have led
a movement to change Its corporaUon
laws. Old he do It? There Is not one
shred of evidence that he tried or
thought of trying to do so, declared
Colonel Roosevelt. His record on that
subject Is a complete blank.
Over against this showing of oppor
tunity neglected and duty undone,
Roosevelt set his own showing of fight
ing the trusts throughout his term In
the Presidency. He showed that his
repeated messages to Congress demand
ing action on the subject, his prosecu
tions, and his efforts to develop a pro
gram resulted In the Republican party
In 1008 making pledges of effective effort
for regulation; pledges, he further
nowea, tnac were repuuiatea from the
day the Taft Administration got Into
tho White House. ,
It was a most effective showing
against the- two opponents of Colonel
Roosevelt. Each had had a magnificent
opportunity of service In this regard;
each was sustained by a developed pub-
uo opinion inai coma noi do summoned
in such force to sustain "the earlier ef
forts of Roosevelt when he was Presi
dent, and yet of the three the only man
who had done anything whatever was
iiooseyeu nimseir.
Tells of Trust Fight.
Colonel Roosevelt's speech In the
Coliseum follows;
"The other day Mr. Wilson stated
that during my Administration I had
done nothing against the trusts. Mr.
Wilson has before criticised the Pro
gressive plank on the trust question.
In the national field he has himself pro
posed nothing doflnlte and concrete on
any subject. As far as his statements
can be'sald to contain any commitment
whatever to any policy, they commit
him to a continuance of Mr. Taft's pol
icy as regards dealing with trusts by
the National Government, and they es.
peclally Insist upon the duty of the
Btate to deal with trusts.
"As he now attacks my own record
anil as he thus definitely commits him
self to the duty of the States to deal
with the trusts, I shall ask you to com
pare not only our program with his
proposals and the proposals contained
in the Democratlo platform, but also to
compare my record as President with
his record as governor of New Jersey.
"This Is perfectly fair to him, for ne
Insists thai It Is the States that must
deal with the trusts, and of all of the
States In the Union It Is New Jersey
which has had most to do with the
trusts and in which the trust evil has
been most ramtjant.
"Mr. Wilson says that I did nothing
witn ins trusts wnen J was 1'resiaent,
The answer to that la that I did every
thing. Until I became President there
had oeen no effort to deal with the trust
evil at all In any serious fashion. And
one of the amusing features of tho criti
cism of me lies in the fact that It was
myself who by my actions and by what
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Declares People Must Pay
for Stock Juggling of
Pleads for Application oft Rules of
Private Morality to Business
and Politics.
Tho street car merger, stock gam
bling, manipulation of public utili
ties corporations, and tho applica
tion of tho rule of common honesty
In publlo and 'quasl-publlo affairs,
consUtuted the theme of a remark
able sermon at the Church of Our
Father, Unlversallst, this morning.
The pastor, the Be v. Dr. John Van
Schalck, jr., analyzed, from the
standpoint of the publlo Interest and
comtron morals, the proposed hold
ing company reorganization of tho
utilities of this city, and denounced
it In scathing terms.
Declares Public Must Pay.
It was a sermon on the necessity for
Imposing tho rules of private morality,
of personal honesty, of Christian Jus
tice and the social square-deal. In cor
porate and publlo affairs. Dr. Van
Schalck made clear, as he progressed,
that he was no tyro In dealing with the
Intricacies of market manipulation,
stock-watering, the shearing of the
speculative lambs and the fleecing bt
the Innocent public. He pointed out
with striking effect that the public, at
the last, must pay the millions that
promoters propose, to make out of noth
ing save their nerve and "blue sky."
Dr. Van Schalck, It Is understood, will
follow this address with others from
his pulpit, dealing with further phases
or mis question, veiling uxpvneiraiB ui
other cities with like operations In their
publlo service securities, and bearing
down always on the proposition that
this sort of thing is no less dishonest
because It deals with corporato affairs.
I)r. Van Schtlck'j Sermon.
His sermon. In part, was as follows!
"Text, Mlcah. vl:8 "What doth tho
Lord require of thee but to do Justly,
love mercy and walk humbly with thy
"In the Capital City of our country
we have two great systems of street
'railways. For many years the finan
cial control of one of theso two systems
has been a nuzzle, a wonder, a scandal
or a humiliation, as we have happened to
iook ai it. ,
"Many of us have not understood what
was taking place and wc have won
dered that a road which did an enor
mous buslnets and was economically
managed should be In financial difficul
ties. Others of us have looked beneath
the surface and have keen the capital
stock Increased without the Investment
of anr money, the road called upon to
pay dividends upon these millions of
waterea siocg, ana nnany me wnoio
system wrecked, the stock put down to
10 or 12 and Investors ruined, while pro
motors made millions.
"During the past year we have
watched the stock make another sud
den and spectacular advance from 31
to SPA. We have been lnforfned by tho
highest authorities that this advance
was engineered by a group of directors
of the road for their own selfish pur
poses. They have had In mind three
thlngsi First, to make large sums of
money for themselves by the fluctua
tions of the stock, which they knew all
about, and were able to control. Sec
ond, to form a syndicate to absorb all
the publlo service corporations In the
District of Columbia, enormously water
the stock and make other millions.
Third, to defeat the public utilities com.
mission bill, which the Commissioners
have been urging In Congress. Most
of these things have been or are being
carried out. None of the promoters
have violated any law, so far as we
Know, wnai tnev DouKht and sold nnrt
orgamzea ana opposea was done strict
ly witnin the letter, and under the pro
tection of the law.
People Are Waking Up.
They succeeded In defeating n nuh.
lie utilities commission, which would
have seriously hampered their opera
tions. They have undoubtedly mndn
fortunes to pile upon the fortunes of
other years. The have organized their
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reckon with a force called public sentl-
(Contlnued on Pago Twelve.)
Dead Man Left Note Showing
Where He Jumped Into
"I Jumped in In front of my coat"
Theso words written on a slip of paper
gave the harbor police their first Idea
that the body of a suicide lay In the
liver, near tho Eleventh street wharf.
The man who killed himself proved to
be Charles Frldle, til O street south
east, aged thirty-eight years.
Frldle, who drowned himself about
tun or twelve hours before discovery of
the note at 8,50 this morning, left the
paper on which the message was writ
ten lying on top of his coat The body
was located and brought to the surface
by grappling hooks. It was then taken
to the District morgue.
Southpaw Is Final Hope of
Giants In World's
With Mathcwson in Box I.'ational
Leaguers Are Beaten by Amer
ican League Rivals.
NEW YORK, Oct 13. Today Now
York Is sad.
Today" tho murky sklcB but re
flect the hearts of all Gotham's root
ers for tomorrow those Irrepressible,
alert, aggressive Red Sox, led by
that stalwart old warrior, J. Garland
Stahl, ably backed by that wonder of
the ahortfield, Heinle Wagner, and
that other marvol of tho outfield,
Harry Hooper, will rush out upon
tho smooth sward of tho Polo
Grounds, only too eager to end this
great battle for tho world's cham
pionship of 1912.
And New' York fears that the
white-clad Giants, ovc with tholr
backs to the wall, fighting to the
btttor end, will be unable to stem
the tide of defeat '
Boy Defeats Matty.
Matty has boen defeated, and by a
mere boy. Jeff Tesreau, the far-famed
"Bear Hunter of the Ozarks," has
proved his helplessness In the face
of the enemy. Rube Marquard, the
eccentric, yellow-gloved souiheide
sllnger, the one Qlunt of them all to
taste of victory In this (treat ntrusKle,
peevishly complains of a .sprp Arm.
Dismal rurriors-are running about that
the ochro of his gloves may have In
fected his heart and that, realizing the
almost hopelessness of his stand In
the rout of the Giants, seeks hither
and yon for relief.
Only Johnny McOraw, bltter-tongued
pudgy-limbed, with the everlasting
flames of stirring battle In his eye,
scorns to think of surrender. He Is as
certain now as he was last 1 uesday
of th'e ultimate victory of his petted
"We'll get 'em," he snaps. "We'll
get "em. This giiy Wood Is about
done." With him 'gone, the Red Sox
are 'soft'" Then he hurries to his
home, far from the maddening throng
of almost broken-hearted fans who
have staked their all upon the doings
of the Polo (Irounders.
What'a the use, anyway? One defeat
now will snatch from the lips of tho
Giants that cup of victory which they
were so eagerly quaffing less than a
week gone. The well nigh Insur
mountable task of winning three
games Hi a row faces the Now York
ers. Boston Rooters on Hand.
And tumbling upon the heels of the
Giants and their supporters come the
loud-throated Bostonlans, shouting In
glee at the triumph of their Joe Wood
and their youthful Hugh Bedtent Would
that neither had ever been seen by the
Gotham fans.
The vAnguard of the Hub clan ar
rived here today and Immediately made
their presence known. They carry
money with them, too, money to plaee
upon the chances of their heroes, the
red-hosed lads who have trampled up
on the Giants In three battles, held
them oven In another and lost but
once. And, listening to their exultant
cries. New Yorkers, no matter how con
fident, fear lest tomorrow shall see the
end of all this tumult In the victory of
the Red Sox.
Will they use Wo6d tomorrow? Or
will Stahl try his only southpaw, Ray
Collins? Or will O'Brien attempt once
Tnln to nuzzle the Giants with the
breeze of his fast ones and the devilish
dives of his "hooks?" These, and many
more similar queries are heard on every
comer, in ever hotel, In the depths of
cvecv home In the metropolis.
Who core for the fiulzer fight for the
gubernatorial chair? Who worries Ine
least whit whether Becker wins free
'nm or goes to the death chamber?
Who minds one least llttlo bit whether
the sun comes up tomorrow morning
" not unless It has some effect upon
this final battle for the biggest bunt
'nr of them all. the world's champion
ship? Rube Marquard's sore arm out
weighs them nil. Ills lefthanded
curves and shoots hold more interest
than the stately march of the battle
ships and cruisers and torpedo boats In
the North river.
40,000 Attendance Expected.
Sunny skfcs tomorrow will mean 40,000
wlld-cyed, rusty-throated fans at the
Polo Grounds. New" York does not quit,
cowed though It may be today. All
New York will rally .In the dttch to
morrow behind the Giants, shouting and
cheering for "Red" Murray, urging
Meyers to drive "em a mile, calling for
Just one more blngle from the wagon
tongue of "Buck" Hcrzog. The lust of
battle, brewed by "Muggsy" McGraw
himself,' Is stirring In the veins of all
New York, and will be boiling tomor
row. But right now the exultant cries of
the Red Box rooters hold the center
of the stage, uptown and downtown, on
the river, and In the subway, Tho
great struggle tomorrow will tell tho
tale, will decldo whether or not the
humbled Giants have a slim chance of
winning the great gonfalon of them
all, or whether those Boston rooters,
behind their blaring band, will parade
through the Great White Way, shouting
thlr battle song of victory.
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Answer Expected Will Be
Followed by Declaration
of Hostilities.
VIENNA. Oct 1J. Tho answer of the
Balkan states to tho note of the powers
la expected late today, to be followed
by declarations of war by Servls, Bul
garia and Greece,
The Turkish concentration of forces
will be completed next week. The army
operating in the Adrlanople district will
consist of forty-two divisions, totaling
4SO.0OO men.
All Montenegrins Inhabiting Turkey
have been ordered to leave the country
within twenty-four hours.
The Russian negotiations, aiming to
prevent the Invasion of the sandjak of
Novl-Bazar by Servia and Montenegro,
have proved resultless, the Balkan state
refusing to accede to tho nusslan re
quest. Consequently Austria Is taking
military measures for the defense of
her Interests.
LONDON. Oct. U. The close of a dis
turbing week has brought no lifting
of the clouds which envelop the Balkan
situation, nor have the reassuring dec
larations by Count Uerchold, tho Aus
trian premier, appreciably cleared tho
horizon, so far as "the great powers.
np pnnp,rn,d.
Abandon Hope of Peace.
Judging by the tone of the collective
note of the powers, which was delivered
to the porte Thursday and made public
yesterday, It would require superhuman
faith to expect any miracle from Eu
ropean diplomacy.
Turkey's real responses to that is now
seen In the Sultan's proclamation or
dering n general mobilization of tho
army. The Turkish council of ministers
will doubtless give polite consideration
to the collective note and return a po
lite answer, whjch moans nothing.
Fear General Conflict.
Whatever the terms of the replies on
both sides may be couched In, It is
thought beyond the realm of possi
bility that they will leave any loophole
for further dlplomatlo action of the
tame nnd Impoti-nt char.u ter on which
the great powers have thus far relied
to maintain peace, and that only by
the arbitrament of war can the des
tines of the Balkans henceforth be do
cided. The danger that the war may be
come general is now universally recog
; Jersey Womai Secures Warrant
Acusing Farmer or Seeking
Her Death.
1 ELMER. N. J.. Oct. 11 Fred Rim.
I mons, a farmer of, near here, Is held by
, the Salem county authorities on a
charge preferred by his wife, who al
leges that he attempted to nan gher to
a rafter In his barn,
Mrs Simmons, In obtaining the war
rant, declared that her husband, lured
her to the barn near midnight several
days ago. She exhibited scars on her
neck which she alleges she received In
the struggle to free herself from her
When she escaped, she declares, her
husband obtained his gun nnd disap
peared. She then obtained the warrant.
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Friends of Mrs. Dora Chase
Retain Alienists to Test
Her Sanity.
MANCHESTER, N. II., Oct. 13.
Making the startling assertion that
Mrs. Dora Chase one of the wealthi
est social wcflters In the city, has
been kept for two weelu In on Insane
ai-ylur.i as tho result of a plot, her
friends have rotalned tvo Boston
alienists In an effort to oMuln her
Mrs. Chase was committed to the
State hospital after her husband on
August SO had filed 11 divorce libel
Tn the superior ccurt hTc. Chaso
charged his wife with ettrem.) cruel
ty which h said was miuiloun to
his health. The hoiptt il commitment
papers were signed by two well
known physlctanx of this city.
Her friends declared toduv thut Mrs.
Chase disappeared two weeks Hgo
and that they did not hour .if her
whereabouts for several days Mrs.
Cluioe had said 'ha' nlie did not
know she. was to be committed until
she was taken to tho door if tlio hos-
SiTtal. It was her claim that Hhe hud
icon told she was going on a visit
0 see her chlldien
Five Bullets Fired InU Girl Who
Refused Man's Plea
to Wed.
TOLEDO. Ohio, Oct. 13. With five
bullets lodged In her body, Julia Dub
lin, Is iljlng In tho Barberton Hospital,
while allsa Munich, the girl's lover. Is
being hunted by the police.
Saturday night MusUh atked the Bab
lus girl to marry him, and she refused.
This morning when Bhe returned to her
homo on Second street, In Barberton,
a man whom tho pullcu believe to be
Mablch opened Urn.
The glri Hed down the street, but her
assailant succeeded In sending five bul
lets through her before ho emptied his
Will Save Submarine.
Tho commanding officer of the Alert,
In the vicinity of WnTsonvlllc, Cal haa
lntormed tho Navy Depnitmmt that he
expects the submarine, VM, to l e float
ed at next high tide. The submarine
was beached Friday during a storm lift
er two of her clew had bucn drowned.
Supreme Court to Say
Whether Confessed Mur
derer Is Returned.
Woman's Body Found In Trunk In
Lake and Husband Admitted
Crime When Arrested;,
Whothor Porter Charlton shall be
sent back to Italy to be tried on the
charge of murdering his wife, or ex-
tradition being refused, shall escape
unpunished, will bo decidod by the
United States Supreme Court, which
opens Its session tomorrow.
It is more than two years slnco
young Charlton, who Is the son of
Judge Paul Charlton, solicitor of tho
War Department and classmate of
President Taft, killed his wife and
sunk her body. In a trunk at the
bottom of Cake Como, Italy. Since
then, tho confessed murderer has
been a prisoner In the Jail at Ho
boken, N. J., where he was taken
after being arrested on an Incoming
steamship. '
Made Full Confession.
Various legal actions have been suc
cessful in delaying the case. The
Italian embassy onco almost had
Charlton started toward Italy, Secre
tary Knox having alrendy yielded to
tho request for extradition, when fur
ther legal action Intervened.
It was on June 10, 1910, when fish
ermen at Lake Como discovered a
trunk, loaded with stones, at the
bottom of the lake. It contained the
body of Mrs. Charlton. Her death,
Charlton Inter confessed, had been
caused by blows which ho struck her
head with a mallet. She had berated
htm so violently, he said, that he be
came dazed with anger and practical
ly unconscious of what he was doing.
When the body had been Identified,
search was mode for Charlton and
his non-appearance led to tho belief
for a time that he, too, had been
done to death. A Russian, Constan
tine Ipolatoff, was arrested on sus
picion because he had been seen In
Mrs. Charlton's train, and he was hold
until It was learned that Charlton
was on his way to America. When
Charlton was apprehended at Hobo
ken he made a full confession.
Victim Had Checkered Career.
Mrs. Charlton was a native of San
Francisco, wheo she bankrupted her
first husband, Neville Castle, by her
extravagance. Next she went, on the
ptage, and after this she became nn art
ist's model. For eight years, from IDiU
to 1909, Mrs. Charlton dropped from
publlo view, but In August, threo years
ago, she walked Into the white light of
publicity by attempting to kill William
II. Craig, of Now York, In the Waldorf
Astoria. The dVfli'ctlon of a revolver
bullet by a fountain pen was all that
saved Craig. Mrs. Charlton had pulled
the Higher while the barrel was pressed
ngulnst CihIr's body,
Cralg did not press the case, nnd the
woman was next heard of us Mm.
Charlton, having man led tho youth
who killed tier soon anerwnrd.
Porter Charlton grew up In Omaha,
where his father was an attorney b
fore ht entered the Government serv
ice. Many talcs, are told In tho Ne
braska city of the wild adventures and
feats 'bt Charlton when ft boy.
Fails, Then Kill Self.
NEW YORK, Oct. lS.-Atter being
saved from death when she leaped In
front of a Third avenue elevated train
this morning. Mrs. Anna Christian, of
15.11 lioe avenue, tne j;ronx. hanged
htrselt In her cell In the East 12t)th
street police statlnon.
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Hiring of Gunmen by Becker
Will Be Retold
"Bald Jack's" Story Puts Slaying
Flatly Up To Police
f Lieutenant.
NEW YORK, Oct 13. When Jus
tice Goff convenes court tomorrow
morning to resume the. trial of
Lieut. Charles Becker for the mur
der of Herman Rose-ithal, the first
witness will probably be "Brldgle"
Webber, who furnished the cash to
pay the slayers of the gambler set
on, according to the testimony of
Jack Rose, by the accused police
official. It Is expected that Webber
will corroborate the amazing details
related on the stand yesterday by
"Bald Jack" in the most amazing
story of graft and crime ever heard
in a New York court.
And as a result of that story, told
and retold for ten hours, and In the
face of a relentless cross-examina
tion, It Is likely that Becker himself
will bo obliged to take the stand In
Disown behalf.
' Becker May Take Stand.
Such a step has never been contem
plated by the defense represented by
John F. Mclntyre and asoclatea, but
with the failure to shake his "testimony
of tho State's .star witness, -some des
perate meant must be adopted to con
trovert his story.
"In rttt thirty-two years of listening
to criminal cases," said Chief Clerk
Fenny, of the supremo court, "I never
heard a tale so astounding as that
unfolded by Rose."
From the time court convened at 10
In the morning till It adjourned at I
o'clock last night, Rose exhibited an
almvst superhuman Indifference to the
ghastllness of his own testimony and
to the frantic efforts of Mr. Mclntyre
to break down that story.
"Would Have Cut Tongue Out"
Apparently unmoved, using a gesture
now and then to enforce a point, he
told how Becker had planned the mur
der of Rosenthal and how, when the
gambler had been killed In front of the
Hotel Metropole, the lieutenant, on
hearing of It, said. "Well, I'm glad of
It," and that later he remarked, on
viewing the body, "It was a pleasing
sight for me to look at that squealer
there and If It was not for the presence
of District Attorney Whitman I would
have reached down and cut his tongue
nut and hung It up somewhere aa a
warning to future squealers.'
The story of Rosenthal's disagreement
with Becker as to the profits to be
shared between the two from the gamb-'
ling house owned by the former was
Riven In detail by Rose. Becker, ac-
uoruing iu nose, toia mm mat Rosen
thal was getting dangerous and men-
iionea ine amuavit wnicn Indicated
that the gambler was going to make
good his threat to squeal.
Gave Zelig a Hundred.
Rose then related how he had given
jack Zellg a hundred dollars from Beck-
er, and how Zellg., who accused the
lieutenant of framing him up, refused
to make a move In the matter of getting
Rosenthal out of the way until he him
self had been set free.
Rose related how he met Whltey
Lewis and Lefty Louie, and told them
Becker wanted to get Rosenthal croak
ed, and how he reported to the lieuten
ant the two men were on the Job, and
that the deed would be done In a few
And. after a few days, nothing hap
pening, tie met Becker, who complained
that Rosenthal was still alive, and ask
ed If Brldgle Webber knew the two
men who would pull off the murder.
On being informed that he did know
them, Becker asked that Webber speak
to them about the subject In hand.
Some, time later Rose declared he
told Lefty Louie not to take any orders
from Webber, as tqo many peoplo were
getting mixed up In the affair.
Witness Near Collapse.
Cross-examination of "Bald Jack"
Rose during last night's session of
tho Becker trial) developed the fact
that the self-confessed graft collec
tor for the accused police lieutenant
was himself the paymaster of the
trangsters accused of shooting down
Herman Rosenthal.
Rose leaned forward suddenly,
shortly after 7 o'clock, placed his head
between his hands, and rocked un
easily In his chair. He had Just been
shown a copy of his alleged signed
It was seen that Rose was 111 and
at first It was thought that he had
collapsed. Justice OolT ordered a ces
sation of the questioning, there was
a Jull In the proceedings and the win
dows were lowered to revive the wit
ness, He appeared to be refreshed
within a few minutes, and Mr, Mc
lntyre proceeded to complete the
Rose Paid Gunmen.
"Who said the gunmenT" resumed
Mr. Mclntyre.
"I did"
"Was Schepps around?"
"Yes "
"How close was he to you then?"
Rose Indicated a distance of about
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