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Fair Tonight
and Sunday.
Final Edition
Kew VmrU Market Clods I'rlees.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,108
Sixteen Pages.
Wholesale Perjury Charged
on One Side or the
, Other.
Summing Up of Evidence May Be
Begun Before Session
NEW YORK. Nov. 16. That ho
would bo ublo to clogo his caso In re
buttal beforo night, and thus clear
the decks for the summing up In the
cases of the four alleged gunmen on
trial for tho actual murder of Gam
bler Herman Rosenthal, was tho
statement mado by District Attorney
Whitman Just beforo JuBtlco Goff
opened today's session of court.
Whitman said bo would call Harry
Vallon and Brldglo Webber to con
tradlct the BtorlcB told on behalf of
tho defenso regarding tho shooting,
Whether the defenso would have any
witnesses In sur-robuttal depended
entirely on what Whitman offered,
according to Judge Wahlc, chief
counsel for the defenso.
Suspect Wholesale Perjury.
Never beforo In tho history of a
noted criminal trial In tills city has
there been so much conflicting evidence
as In this case. There Is no question
but there has been wholesale perjury.
and tho Jury will have to decide which
group ot confesHed criminals are to bo
believed In reaching Its verdict.
Did Not See Gamblers.
Deputy 1'ollco Commissioner Dough
city testified to various conversations
with tho four accused men at which he
said they told different stoIes to him
than ther had sworn to on th stand,
llrldrle Webber followed Dougherty. He
positively denied that no shot Rosen
thal or that lie witnessed the killing.
Ilo also flutlv denied that he had cone
with the gunmen to allow Jack Itosc to
prove to them, through police members
of the "stiuuu mm' sauad. that lie
iltosei had nothing to do W th?
framing-tip of Jack Zcllg.
On cross-examination Webber admit
ted that he hud been a gambler for
years, and operated un opium Joint In
-l li' h. no Haul that be hud seen
all four gunmen at his poker room, but
positively denied that Dago Frank was
ever one of his doormen.
Just ut dark lust nliihl came the most
Interesting moment o Illie day when
wun me eye witness to the murder,
Stanlsh, seated in front of tho ury. Dis
trict Attorney Whitman und his assist
ant, Mr. Moss, lined up for the first
time ut this or aiiv other murder trlul
Hose, Webber, Vallon. und Schcpps.
Well dressed and dapper they stood
within touching dlstunce of tho sixth
juror, with Hose restlnK a hand mi tho
all of the jury box, Vallon at Hose's
left, Webber next to Vallon, and
Hchcpps on the end of tho lino nearest
the gunmen,
"Mr. Stanlsh." Mr. Moss asked the
eyewtliiesH slowly and very earnestly,
"on the night of July 15-16 when you
saw Herman HoHcntbul shot and killed
did you see unv of these four men, Web.
her, Vallon, Hose or Schcppa, 'In front
of the Metropote?"
A moment before this In straighten
ing out for the court a detull of his
Identifications of the gunmen Htanlsh
hud walked down to the eunnicn's table
and quickly bad touched the shoulders
of Dugo Krunk, I.erty l.nuie, and Oyp
tho Wood. Now he peered lluounii his
spectacles at the four gamblers stand
ing beside the Jury box before replying.
"No. sir. I did not see theso men
Clash of Evidence,
nut during earlier hours of tho day.
after Dago Krunk had told Ills story by
which ho hoped to establish an ullbl,
witnesses for tho defeneo had swoin
variously thut Stanlsh wasn't In front
of tho Metropole when Rosenthal was
hilled; thut Lefty, Oyp, Frank, and
Whltuv positively were not tho men
that the witnesses had seen shoot
Rosenthal; that Shapiro, tho chauffeur,
bud said as recently as two weeks ago
that Vallon und Scheppa hud lied In
the "murder car:" that lirldglo Webber
"inn away" 'Into Uroadway uftcr tho
shooting; that Morris Luban, another
nf tho State's witnesses, who Identified
some of the gunmen us the murderers
was In Rrooklyn too late that night to
have seen the killing at all; und tlnully,
lioni an old woman who reddles chew
Ing gum and papers In the Tenderloin
und maintains she saw the murder, that
Rosenthal was killed by a "tall man
with a bald head" (Roan), a "shorter
man with blue eyes and glasses"
(Sehepps). n "man with a soft slouch
hat" (Vallon). and n "man whoso nose
once wns broken" (Webber), while the
old woninn was reddling her chewing
gum a few feot from whoro Rosenthal
Kalr tonight and Kunduy; not much
change In temperatures,
S a. m 3
5 u. m 45
0 n. m 47
9 u. m 40
10 u. m ii
11 a. n 4.1
12 noon 41
1 p. m 47
p. in 4
1 a. m 40
11 a. m r0
1'.' noon M
1 P. in M
-' P. m ;,s
Today High tide. J2:03 a. m. and 1:S7
p. m.; low tide, 7:3S a. in. und 8:03 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 1:11 a. in. and
rlt p. m. , low tide, .;'s a in. and i-.:
p. m.
Uun rises..
... 6.C Sun gets 4.47
Forces Reported Within
Twelve Miles of Constan
tinople Gates.
Cholera Spreading, Causing Hun
dreds to Die on Balkan
LONDON, Nov. 1C Tho bulk of
tho sultan's nrmy has been driven
backward until It was within twelve
miles of Constantinople today, ac
cording to Information from Sofia.
Stories differed as to tho nature of
tho resistance tho Turks were mak
ing. The Bulgarians maintained that
they were meeting with llttlo oppo
sition. Tho Constantinople version
was that llfe-nnd-dcath strugglo was
in progress, tho opposing forces in
many instances lighting hand to
It seemed clear at any rato that
the Bulgarians were still advancing.
It was oxpectcd hero that they will
enter tho Turkish capital within a
day or two.
Delay in Armistice.
The foreign minister of Hervia wus
quoted In a dosputch from Uclgradu au
saying he looked for no armistice un
til after Crar Ferdinand's troops huve
occupied tho city.
This statement by the foreign min
ister at Belgrade, who was assumed
to be well Informed concerning tlu
progress of events ut 8ollu, seemed to
dispose of yesterday's reports that an
armistice had been concluded. It was
thought possible that the representa
tives of the warring nations had agreed
on terms, but uppurcntl the agree
ment was still unsigned.
From Bucharest came news that
cholera was spreading rapidly, anions
tlie Bulgarian troops. The nulgarlun
government denied It, but us thoy havo
entered a district wheic It has been
raging violently for days tunong thi
Turks, tho Huchniest account was con
sidered the likelier of tho two.
Havoc Among Turks.
Constantinople admitted that the epi
demic was working dreadful havoc
among the Turks. livery day saw a
greater Increase In the number of cuses,
It was said, ami the mortality rate
among those utrlckcn was steadily
Practically no effort was being made,
foreigners In the Turkish capital tele.
graphed, to tight the disease. Tho sick
wero left to recover or die unattended,
and, except In Constantinople Itself,
there wus hardly even an effort to bury
the dead. At the beginning of tho epi
demic the corpses were huddled daily
Into shallowed trenches and covered up,
but as the number of deaths grew and
tho disorganization of tho. Turkish
troops Increased In the face of the Bul
garian advance, the bodies were simply
left to decay above ground.
Reports of a fierce battle In the vi
cinity of Monastlr continued to arrlvo
from both Greek and Servian sources
todny. but detnlls were lacking. Zecci
I'j si in wus known to have concentrated
the scattered remnants of tho Sultan's
western forces there, ana was supposed
to be Btrong enough to put up a stiff
The Servians havo been within a few
miles of the town for several das.
From the fact that a Greek force was
hurrying to their assistance from Ha
lonlka It appeared that the Turks wero
at least holding their own.
VIKNNA. Nov. 16 Tho foreign of
tlce sent an urgent summons to Del
grade tni'ay for Information concern
ST .2 1;
Vh m'.. sVrJh,n'Sj
1'r srend m P subso"
I'riBrenu nu suosc-
ing Austria's ro
bud trouble wl
thev entered
quently disappeared, at any rate bus
railed to answer repeated uispatenes
addressed to him from here. Unless
the foreign ofllce speedily hears from
him the situation will become serious. ,
Itumors were current thnt the Serv- I
lans murdered hlpi.
The Austrian government s version '
wus that when the Servians captured i
Prlsrend they begun an Immediate mas
sacre of the Albanian Inhabitants. Home
of them fled to the Austrian consulate
where Consul Prochaska gave them
refuge. Then tlw Servians surrounded
the consulate, threatening uu attack
unless Prorhuska surrendered the fugl- ,
lives, insicud or doing whicn no opened
The foreign ofllce nt Ilurgrade com
pinined of tins to Vienna und an Invcs-i
ligation ensueo: In wnich It was teamed
the Austrian government contended
that the Servians ere to blame. It was
in rested thut tlm Information was ob
tained by the lepresentatlves of other
powers In Prlsrcnd, all of whom were
more or less hampered In tho execution
of their duties by the Servian troops.
The Georgetown-Virginia Game Play by Play
The Yale-Princeton Game Play by Play
Extras Out the Minute the Games Are Ended
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Forfeiture of Collateral Will
No Longer Be Allowed
Beginning today drivers of automo
biles and other vehicles who violate tho
speed and traffic regulations at the In
tersection of streets will not be allowed
to forfeit collateral, but will be obliged
to stand trial In the 1'ollco Coiut. Or
deis to this effect were Issued from
headquarters today to the captains of
the various police precincts, speclllc In
structions being given that no excep
tions be made to the oider.
In practically all arrests of this kind
the drivers of wagons or operators of
automobiles have been allowed to for
feit 5 or 110 collateral, and tho case has
been clohed. Hereafter automobiles and
drivel a who fall to put In an appearance
In court ull be rearested on an at
tachment or bench wurinut and locked
up or required to furnish amplo bond
for their appearance.
Major Sylvester said that he believes
a great many traffic accidents are due
to drivers disregarding the regulations
at the Intersection of streets. These re.
1,,lro not onl" "" keeping on the right-
hur"1 8ld0 '" "'e 8trcc' wt,en cro,W
Hnoth" thoroughfare and making all
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hand curb, but prohibit a speed of more
than eight miles un hour when crossing
und more than six miles when making
a turn.
The order. It Is understood does not
effect the forfeiture of collateral for
other vlolutlons of tho truffle regula
tions. A further recommendation will be
made by Major Sylvester to the Com
missioners regnrdlng tho proposed new
traffic regulations for the District with
in the next few days, when ho will urge
that Tennsylvanlu avenue, Massachu
. setts avenue, and Sixteenth street be
I boulevarded. This means that these
streets will be closed to all heavy ve
hicles, excent In maklntr dellverlcN ,,r
collections from undresses wbeie It U
absolutely necessary for them to un
these thorougnruies
This will leive tin slieein npen to
light traffic almost exclusively Such
an order will close these streets In
sight-seeing automobiles, the thoiotigh
fures which, It Is said, tbey lice most ut
Of Georgetown,
Old Rivals for Football Honors Close in
Battle for South Atlantic Champion
ship on Hilltop Field.
GEOnOETOWN FIELD Under well-nigh perfect conditions of wind
and weather, Georgetown and Virginia are battling for tho South Atlantic
football glories of 1912. The entire field Is surrounded with wildly cheer
ing throngs, resplendent In color. Hannors are flaunting in tho breeze,
waving now fast and now slow. All the enthusiasm of the year is breaking
forth in prolonged cheers for tho teams, for the Individual players, and
for thoso stars of other yeurs proudly sauntering up and down the side
lines. This Is Georgetown's day.
Tho stiff breeze, causing the fluga and banners to whip about gayly,
sonds a shiver through every one. It Is ideal weather for tho great college
sport. Tho winter tnng In the air only
their escorts, tho pink In their cheeks becoming more pink under the
frosty nip of tho breeze.
Virginia's side of the field Is ablaze with
orange and blue, all Ideal combination,
(i.ludy Indian blunketH lend udded col
or to the scene, while tho wuvlng ot
the Virginia banners never ceases. It
Is a slKht to lust long In the memory.
And the cheer:: Now they are cheer
ing "Kiupiy" Cooke, Virginia hero, He
Is not theie to reply, but the cheers .go
high to hraven. Just tho same, "llartle '
Todd, midget halfback and captain. Is
HccluhTod greutcst of Virginia pluyers.
ills name rings out on mo rrosiy air
-1 h'.loi by 0. V. Puck.
causes tho girls to huddle closer to
with a snap anil dash Indicative of his
style of playing.
Now, the whole east side of the field
Is ti hurst with culor und a pandemonium
of noise. The Virginia squad la seen
pushing Its way through the throng
the dense throng ut the southern end
of the Inelosiire. The IViglnla b.ind Is
lost In the hiirybmly of noise. Hats
are off anil waving In the air. llon
nem wlgale this way and that us the
sweatered gladiators lope across the
Held. Now the long Virginia cheer for
the varsity eleven, with ijlieers for Tuod
and tlooch and once more for "Kmpty"
Georgetown Warriors Acclaimed.
But now conicM n perfect frenzv of
cheering n tumult. Jack Hegarty,
at tho head of tho Hluo and dray co
horts. Is seen running quickly down
the side lines on the West side of tho
Meld, lllg Uavo While Is close be
hind and Is greeted with n clamor
that cun bo hoard for miles.
Ah. the two (levens, soon to flv nl
each other's throats, are running
thtmigh signals, limbering up their
muscles. Jlany footballs epliu.1
through the air. and when Harry Cos
tello deftly boots a field gnnl for prac-
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Virginia throng and a burst of cheer-
'"U IIVH! UL-uiHrtuMiu, iHlCIWII HlUllll.
Tom Thuipe, the referee, cnlhi the
tvo captains, llegnrtv und Todd, to
m,-fied for the final Instructions.
The toss Is mado and the game Is on.
Yale and Tiger -Both Confi
dent as Game Time
Nov. 16.
"Princeton weuther."
Thut's what the supporters of OM
Nassau were saying as they poured In
to the stadium hero today to witness
one of tho annual football classics of
the Kast the Vale-l'flnccion games.
The air was cool and crisp Ideal foot
ball weather and .the field was In the
condition tho Tigers hoped It would be
hard and fast.
When the gates opened thousands
were In line. All yesterday afternoon
Into last night and all this morning
trains rolled Into Tlgertowu unloading
happy, shouting pigskin enthusiasts.
Ilettlng on the game was brisk. The
teams, according to dope, seem to ha
about evenly matched, Yale, however
lulod a slight favorite. The sons of Old
Kll who were willing to back their en
thusiasm with real coin were giving
10 to S thut tho bull dog would take tho
tiger Into camp.
BomeisUr At End.
All Yale men were enthusiastic over
the indications that the lSS-pound whirl
wind, nomelsler, would be ut end. With
ltomelsler coupled with "Lefty" Klynn
the nil's couldn't sec how their team
can held but win.
Hut, say the loyal I'rlncetonlans,
have you ever seen "Hobe" linker or
Tendleton in actloii7 Have you ever
seen Dewltt get his trusty right leg be.
hind the boll, lifting It high and far for
un averago dlqtanco of forty yaids?
Have ou? '
And so the discussion went on. wax
ing louder und more convincing on each
side as the time of tho game drew near.
It was agreed that punting would fig
ure prominently Id the contest and the
sons of Nassau watched with eagerness
tho toe of Dewltt and with apprehension
the powerful leg of "Lefty" I'lynn.
Princeton Is Outweighed.
Yale outweighed Princeton from tackle
to tackle by nbout ten pounds to tho
man. Yale also hud the edge In churg
lng tactics, Captain Spalllng 170, I'lill
bln ITS, and I'lynn 00, In .he backlleld
ugulnst the speedy Princeton trio
Pendleton 167, Waller M. and DeWItt
The battle between tho centeis, Dlue
theuthal 181, and Ketcham 176 pounds
those two aid stars who fought It out
lost yeui, neck and neck for All-Amerl-ran
honois was surn to bg keen and
close from first to lust.
Probable Line-Up.
Whllo the (oachCH refused to glvo
out tho ofllclal llno-up until Just be
foro tho gome starts, tho following
are believed to bo the players who
will take the field.
Princeton Position Yale
Hhenk ii. U Pendleton
Phillips It. T Warren
Anjrows It. V, llomelsler
llluenthal Center IJetclinm
Wight L. i: very
Penlleld L. T Talbot
l.ojtan L. O Cooney
S. Haker ....'J. II Wheeler
Pendleton, (C.)U II. II Phllbln
Waller It. II. II Spalding
DeWItt l' 11 Tlynn
iNew Law Affects
1,140 Army Officers
It wos announced by the War Depart
ment today that tl.e new law limiting
service for nimy officers on the general
stuff and special assignment will effect
1 110 oflltei-s on December 15, Including
litlv-lhe ut tho West Point Academy.
The estimated cost of tiansferilns the
officers will be from ISO.OOO to JIOO.OW.
Going to Be Without
Any Money After
March 4.
However, Tribunal Cannot Pay
for Place to Do Business,
It Seems.
Who's golnj; to be who nfhj
March 4 In tho matter of Judicial
jurisdiction over interstate com
merce nffalrs?
There's a fine complication which
was recalled (o mind, and to a re
alization of its seriousness, when the
Court of Commerce announced its
final decision In the famous old New
York sugar lighterage case.
The last session of Congress tried
lo abolish the Court of Commerce,
but couldn't get past the Presiden
tial veto. Then It did the next thing
It cut off all appropriation for main
taining the court's establishment.
After March 4 there still will be a
Court of Commerce. The Judges ou
Its bench will be circuit Judges, as
signed to that particular bench.
They will continue to have Jurisdic
tion or Interstate commerce matters.
No other court will have It.
Will Lack Funds.
Tho Judges of th's couit will con
tinue to druw their erluilcs. Hut ijcy
will have no money with which to
rent quarters; none with which lo pay
the salaries of clerks, marshal, Jani
tors, stenographers. In short, there
will be left the membership and the
Jurisdiction of a com I. but no where
withal to do business. Its a situa
tion which is causing real worry.
At the Interstate Commission oftlcea
It was stated today that thcio will be
Immediate appeal from the Commerce
Court's decision 111 the llghterugc case,
which hua cuused a new outburst of
disaffection with the commerce bench.
The old feud between the commis
slon and the court wus fanned Into
new flame when the lighterage de
cision came down, and today people
around the commission, while unwill
ing to he quoted are deelailng that If
this latest decision of the commerce
bench stands. It will Just about put
an end to efforts to prevent trans
portation dlscrlmlnulon.
Rebating About Stopped.
"Ilcbatlng," explained an ofllclal of
the commission, 'In the old crude, di
rect fashion, Is about stopped, np
paientl'. But, bless you, discrimina
tion is going meirlly on. dlscrlmnlu
lion through llghteiage nllowances.
elevation allowances, division of rate.1
with Industrial railroads, proportion
al allowances to tap lines, and vail
ous olh I devices.
"This decision of the Commerce Court
In the llghterugc case points the way
to every Hue of leasonlng by wh. h
these discriminations seem In thu way
of being sustained by tho couits. Ot
course, you can say that the commission
will uppeul Immediately to the Pupremo
Couit for a llnul decision, and that un
effort will be made to have the case
expedited on the ground that It Is of
special Importance. Meanwhile there
will be the unceitalntv as to the poll.-y
which the highest court will pi escribe,
and thero Is complicated with this Ilia
whole problem of what Is to become of
the Commerce Court, and where Its Jur
isdiction shall be reposed hereafter."
It was explained thut while Congress
has cut oft all funds for the support
of the Commerce Court establishment
after March 4, that court still retains
the power to Issue Injunction' and
orders, and no other court hns been
given that power. The general linpres
lon has got abroud that the court was
practically condemned lo death when
Its supplies were rut off On the con
tra rv. It will be Just as much n cour.
us ever; a court, moreover, with u very
big and Important exclusive Jurisdic
tion; and yet It will have no money with
which lo carry on the physical detail or
Its business!
Interstate commerce authorities are
wondering whut the court will do under
these strange rlicumstances. There lias
been u suggestion that. In order to
n'lVtiito great embarrassments, tho
short session should cither give tho
coin t the needed money or else puss tho
ligUlnllon to uhollHli Its Joiirtsdletlnii
cntliely and transfer It to olhci I'edcral
IJut all that Is easier suggested than
enacted. Cougiess Is deadlocked. The
house. It Is believed, would never con
sent to give the Conimeice Court the
mope) It needs.a and the President
woulfl neer recede from his position ot
maintaining the existence of the court
Congress can't nbnllsh the couit unless
the President assents, and the President
can't get money to support It unless
Congress agrees: and, In phrase of
Dooley, "there ye air."
End to Come Soon.
Nobody doubts that the court will bo
abolished very soon after the Wilson
administration gets mound to thut
tnsk. Hut whether on thine of tho
sort will be lukcu up nt the extra ses
sion Is doubted. The lust special tariff
session undei'tool, to suppress ull ex
ti neons legislation, and It Is Ukelj that
will he the program of the special ses
sion that wilt open live months hence.
The matter of straightening out tho
tanglu of commerce Jurisdiction may bn
lulled especially lo President-elect VI1
son's attention, it was said today. In
older to get snmcthng done as soon as
posible. Wthotit doubt, uccordnfs to
both Democratic leudeis ind Intrrstuto
"oinmeice aillhurtles, the outcome of
un such speclul utteiitlun would bo
abolition ot the court.

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