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Notice of Appeal From
Verdict Will Be Filed
Ordeal Through Which He Has
Passed Apparently Has Had
No Effect on Police Lieuten?
ant?May Be Many Months
Before His Ultimate
Fate Is Decided.
New Tork. October 25.?Police Lieu?
tenant Char'es Be. ker spent his hours
In the Tombs to-day planning his fight
to annui the verdict of the Jury, which
convicted him last night of the murder
Of the gambler, Herman KosenthaJ.
Becker has !<>st none of the Iron
nerve which bore him through the
trial and the ordeal of hearing him?
self condemned as guilty. If his ap?
pearance and every action to-day count
Cor anything. He awoke refreshed from
a sound sleep, and after a hearty
breakfast summoned his chief attor?
ney. John T. Mclntyra
The two conferred for more than an
hour, and later Mclntyre announced
that immediate notice of appeal from
the verdict would be filed. Without
thta appeal Becker, who is due to be
sentenced next Wednesday, would. If
the usual procedure were followed,
take his seat In the electric chair the
first week in Decem.tr. TUe riling of
the notice, however, will act as a stay,
and It is not impossible that many
months will elapse before the ultimate
fate o; the convicted police officer is
determined. In a recent case two
years passed before the appeal from
a first degree murder was settled
"I don't mind saying that we expect
a reversal," Beckers attorney an?
nounced. "The appeal will be on the
ground that the verdict was against
the weight of evidence'; that the jus?
tice's charge was of a nature to in?
jure the chances of the defendant!
upon the Justice's failure to rule that
Sam Schepps was an accomplice in the
murder, and upon the error of law In
the refusal of the Justice to allow
testimony submitted by the defense
to go In the record."
Oa Verge at Hreaklag Daw a.
Becker s wife visited him this after?
noon and, according to prison attend?
ants, the meeting marked the one
gaasBsaM since the prisoned was in?
dicted when he seemed on the verge of
breaking down. When, after an hour's
?-all. Mrs. Becker emerged from the1
prison gate. It could be seen that she1
had been weeping
Either "Whltey" Lewis or "Lefty"
Louie will be the next of the seven
men Indicted for tho murder to ije
placed on trial. District Attorney Whit?
man announced to-night. The date
fixed is November 7. Meanwhile. Jack
Kose. "Brldgie'' Werber. Harry Valien
und Sam Schepps. the four Informers,
will be kept in the West Side prison.
Schepps. whose attitude toward his
Incarceration thus far has heen one
of complete* docility, to-day pretested
to thr district attorney that he had
heen 'In jail long enough.'' and his
counsel hinted that he would take
legal action to obtain his client's re?
Schepps is due to be arraigned Mon?
day on the vagrancy charge, under
which he was confined, snd It was re?
ported to-night that the district at?
torney would ask that he be held
under %2?.')0<i ball. Rose also is anxi?
ous for his release.
"What these informers want now Is
not hail.' said District Attorney Whit?
man to-night, "but extra iron doors
on their celis so they'll feel safe."
Weeks Hlsaaetr lata Basis.
Becker denied himself generally dur?
ing the day to newspaper men.
"Wbat ran I say. except that it's not
all over." was his usual response to
Interrogatora. To one friend, how?
ever, the convicted man spoke freely.
In fact he worked himself almost into
a rage as he talked.
"The rate." he said bitterly, as he al?
luded to the men whoae testimony had
heen chiefly reepo'nslble for the ver?
dict againsr him. "The ret*, they put
sne here. They woaid swear to any?
thing to save themselves.
"I don't want to criticlie anybody,
hat I believe there was no question
In the minds of >?? per cent of the
people In the co;rt room who heard
fc'am Sch -ppa's testimony, that he wa*
tel'.ing a complete tissue of lies, and
that he was beyond doubt an accom?
plice in this murder. He was the mur?
der paymaster. I am positive of tost
and I think we'll prove it at the n?xt
triat He was the biggest llsr of all
the bunch, and yet ? wa* his story. I
believe, that convinced the Jury thst
this awful charge against me was
Tm not through yet." Becher ex.
claimed as h- drew back a cienerhed
P?l_ as If to strike a blow. "No. I m
aot through. This case is not over,
and my vindication, when It comes.
W1P be complete.'*
4f9?f9*f99 \l~t*9J*MM sNnaPtr^aVsr-r*.
Laredo. Texas. <~>ctoeer JI?Harry
H. Denn, an American newspaper car?
ps spend nt, and c 7. F. Careerist I. s
secret agent of Felix Dias, arrived
trere te-dsy under rhsrge of four Mevj.
C?a secret agents, having been es
p*le*4 from Mexico in secerdanc? win
article ti. w<aleji affects so-called -per.
Pic lone foreigners ' Roth men said
they were arrsated in Mexico r?ty
arishout warrants
CaracTtsTl ta a native of rrfnii snd
? rttlseri of New Mexico Career Ist I
?Pages thst s rertgthy report of con?
ditions relating to the revolution was
at elan from his hotel in Me vice oty.
and thst he was robbed of |1 ?#s and
Ills personal effects
CamcT'at: ssy* thst the report was
fa have been ***ven ta> I'M led Slates
stewaisr a B Fall, of N?w Mexico, a
Wtesaber of the Senate committee fa*,
?rssejgatinsj^the csaeee of Mexican re
Detective Testines Anlast Preside*!
?f Timber Worker*.
I Lake Charles, La.. October 25 ?T. ft
Hsrrell, a detective, while on the stand
thin afternoon in the Grabow labor
riot case, testified that President A. L
Kmerson, of the Brotherhood of lim?
ber Workers, one of the nine union
men on trial, said when the two arm
men joined the timber workers on
the march from Dcridder to Grabow
the day of the battle, and refused to
give up their guns: ??Well. I've cleared
myself: go ahead and shoot the -
? if you want."
Relative to the riot. Harren said
jthat either Uriah Martin or U T. John?
son, who were !n the union crowd
|about Ktnerxon, tired the first shot.
Several haws were lost in the nes
| slon to-day on account of the tem?
porary illtie.-g of Juror I>ufTey Holland.
The State gained a point to-day
through Judge Overton's broadening of
; his ruling with regard to the admis
siblllty of evid-nce to show conspir?
acy, and the defense fai>d on cross
| examination to shake the testimony
of Mabry. the detective timb-r worker,
who testified yesterday that violence
had been advised in the councils of the
Court-Martini of General IMaa Now
I nder W ay.
Vera Cruz. Mexico, October 25.?The
[ court-martial of General Fellz Diaz
I began at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The
1 e?e ution of Senor* Lima and Migoni.
two of his officers, has been fixed for
to-morrow morning. It is probable
that ?leneral Diaz will be shot at the
I same time.
j The remaining officers of the triaz
; revolt will rc'eive sentences of im?
Report fa Not Credited.
I Mexico City. October 25?Extra edi
[ tlons of the newspapers late to-night
gave the report that General Felix
j Diaz, the leader of the recent revolt
at Vera <"Yuz. had been sentenced to
I death by a court-martial. The story
wao received with doubt by a large
part of the public, who were reluctant
to believe that the commandant of the
Federal forces at Vera Cruz had ig?
nored the order of th* Federal judge
of the First District Court here, re?
moving Diaz from the Jurisdiction of
the military court.
i Nevertheless, the friends of Diaz to?
night were untiring In their efforts to
secure s suspension of the sentence of
death, if it has been Imposed.
Half-Million Dollars Appropriated for
College? la Seatfe.
New Tork. October 25.?More than
1500,000 was appropriated by the Gen?
eral Education Board, founded by
John D. Rockefeller, to-day toward the
financial atd of colleges In Central and
Southern States, and. for the first time,
toward agricultural demonstration
work on farms in Northern States.
Of $443.000. voted to educational insti?
tutions, the largest single sum goes to
Baker University, of Baldwin. Ran.,
which will receive $12_.ooo. The Uni?
versity of Denver, at Denver, Col., and
Mississippi College, at Clinton Miss.,
j each receives $100,000; Central College.
[ at Favette. Mo.. $75.000; Lawrence
I College, of Appleton. W'ls.. $40.000. and
I Penn a School, >f St. Helena. S. C,
j Within the last few years the board
has appropriated ?65? Too tor: carrying
> out agricultural demonstration work
in Southern States, and to-day it voted
to extend this work to Maine and New
Tork State, appropriating a total ot
$S,500 for this work. The General Edu?
cation Board was Incorporated ten
years ago and was endowed by John
D. Rockefeller for the promotion ot
general educational endeavors.
j She Had Confessed to Wardering; Nlne
teca People.
Lafayette. La. October 25.?Clemen
I tine Bern a bet. the negro "axe-woman"
and follower of the Church of Sacrifice,
whose murders, according to her con?
fession, number nineteen, to-day was
found guilty of murder and was sen?
tenced to life imprisonment in the
. State Penitentiary. The" negroes of
, the community, who had feared her
? both because of the crimes she had
committed and for the "evil eye" they
believed she possessed, hsd threaten?
ed to form a lynching party should
she be acquitted.
! The Bernabet woman s trial began
I yesterday, on one charge, that of hav
i Ing killed the wife of Norbert Ran
? dail. All of her victims were ne
I groes.
1 A year ago Clementine's father,
I Raymond Bernabet. and her brother,
' Zepherin, were convicted for murders
1 that the "axe-woman" later confessed
: to having committed herself. What
disposition will now be made of their
eases has not been determined.
j ayary 9aM te Be Row It ?f Pall Frees
Ft. Petersburg. October 23.?It was
I announced to-night that the young
i Russian Crown Prince had passed a
good day. He slept three hours, and
1 hi? appetite r^s better than on the
' previous days His temperature th?s
i evening was loo; and pulse 122.
Bcrl.n. October 25.?A dispatch re?
ceived here to-day from General Baron
Fredericks, minister of the Russian
imperial household and side de camp
of Emperor Nicholas, says that the
injtiry from which the Russisn Crown
Pr'nce is suffering was caused by
s fall from his pony. The dispatch
sdds thst the young heir to the Rus?
sian throne is Improving.
Fi sat Fatai t* Paed Crete** Was Fare*
Ringham. Utah. October 2i-??herleT
Sharp and his posse of 2'?? deputies re?
timed to Bingham to-night after a
frultles* search for the gang *f thirty
Cretans wjio ?reg en a deputy eherlff
and a number of workmen to-day.
wounding five men. one pro>abl>- fa?
After the Cretan* hsd "red 5o* shots
they abandoned tfce'r position over?
looking the mines and fled to the hills.
Sheriff Sharp soon started in pursuit,
bat was unable to find any tra-? of the
The riot In which the men were
wounded occurred when Deputy Sheriff
Tldwell was eaortlng a number of
miners to work Tidwell was shot In
the breast and right wrist *nd aert
oosly Injured
Columbia. 5 C. Od ,b- r .". -?ff-r
i conferences lasting at! Um an rata*; he
twren the strikers, representatives of
' the company and voluntary mt dinar a
, it was announced this aftirwss* ?bat
' rh* strike of the local atstutna and
; eondarrors hsd been settled aad that
I car* would res*me operartea te-mor
I row ini ulna.
The eomaaay. It was announced.
I agreed to recognise the local anlon.
The ussguany had rwraaed I* sign a
with Ik* >r
List of Campaign Con?
tributions Filed by
Treasurer Wells.
New York Jurist Donates $13,000
to Wilsons Cause?Candidate
Himself Gives $500, While
Total Number of Contrib?
utors Is 53,303?How
Money Was Expended.
Washington. October 25.?Contribu?
tions to the presidential campaign
fund of the Democratic party this year
totaled $??!>,3*14, according to the sworn
statement of Treasurer Rolla C.
Wells, of St, Louis, filed with Use chief
clerk of the House of K-epresentatlves
to-day. Expenditures aggregated $562,
6iv.Ji. including $120,000 sent to Chi
| eago from the headquarters at New
York, and there are outstanding obli
' ?arlon* of $53.1 4a.
The Republican statement of contri
I butions will be filed to-morrow, the
last day under the law.
The Progressive party filed Its state
; ment yesterday, showing contributions
: of $304.241, expenditure of $292.341 and
! outstanding obligations amounting to
j All told. 53,303 contributions were
I received by Mr. Wells, and of these 52.
I 246 were for amounts of $100 or lesa
, Governor Wilson, the nominee, gave
"Herman Ridder. of New York, as
treasurer of the national committee.
turned over $28.&25. as the surplus of
the Baltimore convention.
I Judge J- W. Gerard, of New Tork.
j was the largest individual contributor,
with $13,000.
j Charles R Crane, of Chicago, ana
? Jacob H. Schiff, of New Tork. esch
j contributed $10.000. in two payments or
' $5,000 each. Samuel Untermeyer. of
; New York, gave $10.000, .as did Fred
i erlck C. Penfleld. ot Germantown. Pa.
? and Henry Goldman and Henry Mor
ganthau. of New York. Among those
, who contributed $5.000 were Cleveland
j H. Dodge, of New York; Rolla C. Wells.
; of St. Louis, treasurer of the com
; mlttee; Thomas B- Lock wood, of Buf
I falo. Hugh Wallace, of Tecoma, Wash?
ington: Charles R_ Smith, of Menasha.
Wis.. C. A- Sprecklea. of New Tork; 3.
! C. C. Mayo, of Pair, tsvllle, Ky j Senator
Wstson, of West Virginia: Roger C.
Sullivan, of Chicago: Nathan Straus, of
New York, and former Senator Clark,
of Montana.
Other contributions were from David
M. Hyman. of New Tork. $2.600; Mrs. K
McCormlck Blalne. ?1.000: Senator
O'Gorman. of New York. $1.000: Wil?
liam Church Osborne, of New York. $3.
I ?00: Herman A. Metx. of New Tork. $L
000: Mayor Carter Harrison. Chicago.
$2'.'0. and Dr. J. R Murphy, of CLlcago.
who recently attended Colonel Theo?
dore Roosevelt in that city. $100.
The statement shows that the chief
Items of expenditures were for print?
ing, postage, newspaper advertisement,
salaries and traveling expenses of
speakers and the presidential nominee.
Keuee A boot l.s?low? BsTsej aad
Haagfaa-a Made Pwblle.
Camming. Ga_. October 25.?After a
mob of citizens burned a fence erect?
ed about the gallows last night more
then 2.000 persons witnessed the hang?
ing to-dsy of Ernest Knox and Oscar
Daniels, negroes convicted on a Charge
of asaauH and causing the death of
a white girl. Dealers in the town
refused to sell lumber with which
to build a new fence to render the
hanging private. Militia from Atlanta
was on guard for the third time In
six weeks to preserve order. Before
going on the scaffold Knox made a
confession, best Danaeds ms is ted to
the Isst that he was Innocent, The
hanging was the first legal execution
In Forsyth County in half a century.
TdUltta I? C rlttctsed.
Atlanta, rta.. October 25.?The fail?
ure of the State militia at Cummlng to
enforce the State law providing for
private executions, was criticized by
State officials to-day. who declared the
hanging should have been delayed
until another fence could have been
erected In place of th? one burned by
the citizens Just before the arrival of
the troops.
Adjutant-General William Obear de?
clared the commanding officer. Major
?tron. of Atlanta should not have
->] lowed the hanging to proceed until
the fence was rebuilt.
tsesjeeat Melee la Oeesrtreoae Fella si
Greenville. 8. C. October 25 ?Ufte
sensational feature of the Vaughn
trial to-day was a fisticuff between
two lawyers. J. J. McSwsin. of the
pn?se< ution. hav-ng attacked B. F.
Martin, of the defense, for a certain
reference Impugning his hon?sty of
motive concerning the bring'ng out
of evidence. After the first blow s
general melee followed, and for a time
It seemed a riot was Imminent. A few
words fr?m jagae r-trdy. however,
quelled the disturbance. Mr Martin
was i-adly scarresi snout the face as a
result of the blows from Mr. Mc
T ie fight Immediately fallowed the
cross-examination of one of the three
little girls whom It is charged Vaughn
had maltreated while superintendent
of the Odd-Fellows- Orphan Hon??
Five witnesses were examined during
the day. Including several phreiciaaa
lt la possible that the case may ge
to the jury to-morrow night.
^ ^ ^ n lt|) ^ gag,
Taaaa, CdT-a^Octo^T 21 ?An at
teased to derail aad rob a northbound
Midtaad TsJler passsggir train thirty
miles south of Tuts* early to-night
failed whwn the train was breaght
to a atop wirble a few feet of an ob?
struction of rsllroad ties piled on the
traew. Several aaen erased with rf*>s
emerged from a damp of trees ?
the i re Is stopped, hot ran when
Wilson Confirms State?
ment Made by
Dodge and McCormick Act
Without Consulting Candidate,
and $12,500 Contribution Is
Withdrawn, Thus Leaving
Him Free From Any
Possible Criticism.
! Prince ion, N. J., October 25.?Gov
. ernor Woodrow Wilson to-night In ex
> plaining a speech by William Jennings
Bryan in Michigan to-day with refer?
ence to a pre-convention contribution
of $12.50o by Cyrus H. McCormick, de
, dared that this money had :^een re?
turned to Mr. McCormick by Cleve
i land P. Dodge. The Governor said he
j had not been consulted in the trans
I action, and that it took place within
f the last ten days. When informed
j about Mr. Brjan he dictated the fol
. lowing statement:
j "Governor Wilson to-night confirmed
I Mr. Bryan's statement reported from
: Oxford. Mich., that the $12,500 contri?
buted by ir.is classmate. Mr. Cyrus H.
McCormick, to his pre-convention cam?
paign fund had been refunded. He
? said, however, Mr. Bryan must have
Ibeen in part misquoted. The money
was returned, but not at my request.
It was done upon the initiative of Mr.
Dodge and Mr. McCormick themselves
j It was characteristic of them. They
have illustrated agmin what they il
! lustrated so often while they were
I trustees of the university, during my
; presidency here. They have always
I tried to act in such a way as to help
I me and yet leave me free."
i Governor Wiison said he did not
j know of Mr. McCormick s contribution
I to his pre-convention fund until after
' he bad been named. Mr. McCormick.
? be added, had not contributed to his
j campaign (und after the convention.
The Governor said Mr. McCormicks
: contribution was made as one of a
group of "Princeton friends." from
I whom Mr. Dodffe obtained support for
! the Wilson ?andidaey. The money
? was given to Mr. McComba, Governor
! Wilson's manager, in a lump sum by
. Mr. Dodge, who did not designate the
: individual contributions. The Gover
? nor added that Mr. Dodge was not the
. treasurer of his pre-opnvention cam
i paign. but merely a contributor.
' Bryan Saya S'Uaw Did >o? Accept
Hla Contribute, of S12^?e.
Detroit. Mich.. October 25.?William
1 Jennings Bryan, campaigning in behalf
j of Governor Wilson's candidacy, shot
I across Southeastern Michigan to-day.
making over a dozen speeches in aa
j many cities, and returning to Detroit
to-night to address a Democratic mass
i meeting.
Mr. Br>an devoted considerable of
j bfa time to-day to a discussion of cam
? paign contributions. He also repeat
; edSjF criticized the presidential candi
' dates of the opposing parties and
j treated the Republican National Com
' mittee humorously.
j In several cities he made the *n
I njunceme.nt that the treasurer of the
j Democratic (National Committee had
! informed him that the contribution of
I $12,500 which Cyrus H. McCormick, of
Chicago, had made to Governor W1I
: son's campaign had been returned. He
; referred to Mr. McCormick as being
' connected with the International Har?
vester Company and said that despite
the fact that Mr. McCormick was a
college mate and Ufelong friend ot
, Governor Wilson, the contribution bad
been refused on the ground that the
acceptance of it might cause political
, oppejnenta to charge that the Wilson
campaign had become Indebted to per
? sons >r con-erns Involved In grovern
'? ment litigation.
Prom here Mr. Bryan will go to Chi?
cago, where he will snako several
speeches to-morrow.
ajareaall Tarns llssaiwasd.
Seattle. Wash.. OcAaber 25 ?Governor
Marshall, of Indiana, started to-night
to return eastward, at the end of the
?rat half of his 7.000-mile campaign
trip from Chicago to the Pacific Coast
, Mat's
After eddresefcg a large audience In
the Seattle Coliseum late this evening,
<Jovern'->r Marshall spoke to-night at
Everett, end then took a train for
Spokane, where be la scheduled to
rpeak to-morrow.
In tis speeches to-day Governor Mar?
shall emphasised his argument calling
on the people to take back Into their
hands control ?>f governments! affairs
Also he attacked Coloael Roosevelt and
President Taft for their records on the
trust question, and advocated a lower
tariff as the best means of handling
trust a
"Tt Is not money Hat 1 ass fighting,
but the sense of irresponsibility of the
dollars." said the Governor at Centra
lla. Wash, "and in this connection I
wsat you to remember that Oglonei
Roosevelt, whom sen* ease baa aaJVd
a 'trust busier.' resit*- Is ? tru?t te
cubat.'r with an sddled egg tn th* ma?
chine. Tier* Is ?bar* the dollar to
getting its irresponsibility.''
At Tacems. whose be spake to *
large crowd. Governor Marshall aaaf:
"I abfeet to yeur ?de* that this gee.
em went depends apon the Ufa th*
patriotism or the effo.l of aap indivi?
dual leader Good govern meat or bed
government simply goes hark to the
people that make *p th* citizenship of
j this country.
1 This government do?t rast aa th*
shoulders of its official* hat It d*es
rest on the ind'rtdaal * beeide rs af
. eaa.ee* of 1 itltaaa.
"When ve,?j have effectively tangh*
' thf* ?Test less?* to t? e r?H "la ? *f
thts co*at'v. you win protect the lira*
af yeur public *erv*a*s from seen sa
artacB as ?orarred taceattp at Milw*a
His Life Will Be Pro?
tected During Remain?
der of Campaign.
Threats Made Against Ex-Presi?
dent, and Stranger Attempts to
Make Way Into His Home.
He Will be Able to Deliver
Speech in Madison
Oyster Bay. N. Y., October 2i?On
account of a number of threatening
letters received by Colonel Kootsevelt
and the presence in oyster Bay of a'
stranger who attempted to-day to
make his way to the Colonels house,
steps were taken to-night to guard the ;
life of the ex-i'rtsident. A tentative'
decision wat? reached tu engage one
or two men to protect Colonel lloose
vest during the remainder of the cam- j
palgn and for a time thereafter if the :
Colonel has not recovered sufficiently1
by election (lay to be able to defend
Colonel lioosevelt's condit'on con?
tinued to improve to-day. and his
physicians said he would be a .-le to
speak at the Madison Square Gardtrti;
meeting in New York on Wednesday j
night, if no unforeseen complications j
arise. But, they said that he would be 1
unable to do any further campa sn.ng. ]
The man who attempted to see Col-j
onel Roosevelt arrived in Oyster Bay |
this afternoon and set out on foot for j
Sagamore Hill. He was met at the j
door by the Colonel's secretary, and
insisted that he must see the ex-Presl
dent. although told that no visitors)
were being received. He was a tall,
well-dressed man, with a flowing black
moustache and a sombrero, which gave i
him the appearance of a Westerner.
He would give no reason for asking
to see the Colonel, but persisted in
his demands until he was cut off
sharply and toid to leave Sagamore
Hill. He then asked to see Mrs.
The Colonel's secretary finally per?
suaded him that it was useless and he
went away. There was nothing abcut
the man's manner to suggest that he
would attempt violence, and he was
described toy those who saw him as
being apparently harmless.
The stranger returned to the village
and wrote a long, rambling letter to
Colonel Roosevelt. Then he disap?
peared and no trace of bim could be
found In Oyster Bay to-night, and it
was not known whether he had left.
The recent attempt on Colonel Roose?
velt's life was saiu by L>r. George W.
.-aller, of oyster Bay, one of in- .?.
onel's physicians, to have stirred up
cranks, and to be responsible for the
letters which Colonel Roosevelt has re?
ceived since his return to Oyster Bay.
' The Colonel's physicians wish to have
? him get out of doors as soon as pos
i sible. beliesing that he will be bene
! fited greatly by doing so. but they are
t unwilling to risk the chance of another
To Frank Tyree. the United States
! marshal in West Virginia, the guard?
ing of Colonel Roosevelt will be en?
trusted, if his services can be secured.
Mr. Tyree is an old secret service man.
who was a member of President
Roosevelt's personal guard. If he is
unable to come to Oyster Bay a pri?
vat? detective probably will be en?
Asks ?ie.eos Dasaagea for ??Staads??
Prtated In Paper.
MarQuette. Mich.. October So.?Suit
; for ?10.000 for libel was filed to-day
by a Detroit attorney, acting for Theo?
dore Roosevelt. against George A.
I Newett. editor of the Iron Ore. of Isb
pemtng. Mich. The papers died allege
libel In that Newett printed sn article
in hts paper charging that Colonel!
Roosevelt was Intemperate in the use
J of language and liquor.
First ( hasee far Ptspissf.
i New York. October J.V?That tne
j charges over which the Michigan suit
{was filed constituted the culmination
' of "an ins.dio>us campaign of slander"
' against Colonel Roosevelt is the dec?
laration of the Progressive National
?"ommittec In a ststement issued to?
"Knowing the cruel falsity of this
charge. ' the statement saya "those
! who haie been interested In circu?
lating tt have proceeded under cover
and ?I the dark. No respectable per?
son of responsibility, so far as he is
known to Colonel Roosevelt and his
friends, has dared to make this charge
In an open and respanalble wsy until
Mr. Newett made It In his newspaper.
"On the day ie waa shot Colonel
Roosevelt was in Chicago preparing to
go to Milwaukee when s copy of the
paper was put in hts bends l"p*?n
reading the article Colonel Roosevelt
gate directions to proceed against Mr
Nee elf at once.*"
The statement adds thst the action
was begun because by the publication
in question. "Mr. Newett haa finish?
ed the first opportunity that Colonel
Roosevelt or his friends have been
able to And." for the "prompt and an.
th-rttattve disproof of the charge*. |
BWSi rsaate mm Tetl
to ISO* rasassaatara.
Weeh!ngton. D. c. Ortobe- 7i ? F>r
mer Senator Albert J Beveridge or
, lpdiana snd Henry C. Starr sre a- h. d
I sled to appear before the Senate cam?
paign rontrthutlons committee to.asor
row mofuVng I? is expected fh t their
?xsmtnstior. will ^o'i-:4. the hearings
of the committee tntll after election
H c Pettit. t: e mly w.tnes* 'ram
?oed t- -dav corroborated the ?tor <f
j t.-e |".*ee fund returned te those who
I contributed it by Mr Beveridge m th?
I 1**4 campaign
t? ??hir.efor. rVrob?r jY" -""The M?
?oeic lesdsTs. of which the late Maior
,?ircMSald W Bolt. President Ts'ts
aide, was S member, haa made an sp
pr"pr-?tion t"T a decoration uj- r ??>r
memorial bridge which le to be con?
structed be the city of August*. Oa.
far the edacev who lent hie life oa the
She I* Chiriri With Having Murdered
Her bob.
Chicago, October 25.?Testimony that
Arthur Dlndloff died with symptoms
resembimg poisoning was given to-aay
by two physicians in the trial of Mrs.
Louise Lindloff. charged with murder?
ing her son. whose life was insured
for 12.000. Dr. A. S. Warner and Dr J.
Li. Aiiller told of making a diagnosis
of poisoning in the boy's case. Dr.
Miller said that he had advised Mrs.
Lindloff to have Arthur moved to a
?Would Arthur have .had a fia'.r
chance of recovery if he had been
taken to a hospital?" Dr. Miller was
"I think he might have gotten well
If no more poison had been adminis?
tered." wss the reply.
The defense met Its first defeat
when the court puled that Prosecuting
Attorney G F. Smith might be allowed
to refer in his opening statement to
the deaths of Julius Graunke. Frieda
?Iraunke. William Lindloff and Alma
Lindloff. other members of the family
alleged by the prosecution to have
met with mysterious death.
"I attended William. Arthur and Al?
ma Lindloff In their last Illnesses."
said Dr. Warner. "Their symptoms
were about the same. Dr. Miller and
I agreed that Arthur was being pois?
oned ."
Former Inmate ef Virginia Institution
la Trouble Again.
Baltimore. Md.. October 25?Harry
Mitchell, forty years otd. was arrested
here to-day on a charge of sending
threatening letters, through the mails.
Last week Thomas A. Edison received
a letter from Mitchell threatening to
kill him unlesa he sent money by re
turn mail. The Baltimore police were ;
notified, and MitcheU was traced u a
cheap lodging house. When examined
by physicians he was declared to b?
suffering from a dangerous form of
insanity and was committed to an
In their investigation the police;
learned that a man named Harry.
Mitchell, said to have beet: from Vir-1
ginia. had been arrested In 1399 by j
the Washington authorities, tried and'
found guilty of threatening ;o assas?
sinate President McKinley. He was
found to be insane and was confined in
j the Virginia State Hospital for the
Insane at Staunton. Va.. until the fuIT
of 1911. Specialist* then stated that
the man had regained his normal mind
and was no longer to he regarded as
dangerous to the community, and he
Was accordingly released.
Wossaa'o Death Plotted at Conference
at Five Mea Implicated.
Bridgeport. Conn., October 25.?Def?
inite ev'dence has been secured by the
police. Detective Captain George P. Ar?
nold said to-day, that the murder of
Jennie Cavaglleri. a young Italian wo?
man, near Stratford, after she had
been taken there by five men of her
nationality in an automobile from this
city, was an act of vengeance executed
upon her for having betrayed secrets
I of "white slave" traffickers. Captain
Arnold says that the evidence shows
that the manner of the woman's death
waa decided at a conference between
the five men implicated held in the
Italian quarter of the city ijunday
Investigation of tne case. Captain
Arnold declares, has so far failed to
reveal the true identity of the woman,
although she has been given several
j names since the crime was committed,
i There la every indication, however, he
1 says, that she was closely connected
j with "white slave" traffic in New Tork,
I New Haven. Conn., and Chicago.
I Flresaea Cleaa Exeewtlve Mannten for
Taft Hasse realst
Washington. October 25.?For the
first time since the last administration
of President Cleveland the White
House had a bath yesterday, which
was administered by the Washington
Fire Department, as an evidence ot
Democratic economy. The White House
owes its name to the fact that it I?
kept a spotless white and has a coat of
paint almost every year before the
President returns from his summer res?
Durjng the last Cleveland administra?
tion a Democratic Congress conceived
the idea that It could economize By
giving the building a thorough washing
instead of a coat of paint. The sam-'
I attempt at economy was repeated by
j the Democratic House this year, which
I failed to appropriate for the annual
I "primping." Instead the Washington
j Fire Department was requested to give
? the bu-llding a bath to wash off the
! accumulated dust of the summer and
prepare it for the homecoming of the
! President.
? lewaa Watts IBill After Ciresseay t*
Have It ?et
I Sioux City. Iowa, October ?Stand?
ing on a broken lee;, with the aid of a
crutch. Joseph Pohl was married yes?
terday to Miss Anna Kowalsky A
short time before the ceremony he had
stumbled into an excavation, which
caused the fracture
Pohl was driven to the church and a
crutch was procured. After the cere?
mony he a*ke?l that a physician he
called to his home The broken }-m
was set and the b.-idegr<?om sat down
to the wedding breakfast
w"*?weBWi T"*M**MV ar*ef^BT*rYw*tf anvY^atVaV** dpi*
Falllag A seer*.
Cordova. Alaska. October-'S?The Kal?
ma! volcano, which caused grra dam?
age on the Alaskan peninsula and ad?
jacent islands last June. I? believed to
he in violent eruption again, the m;*ii
steamer Dora Laving re;.or.ed by
Wireless to-day that she Is anchored off
tPhale laland. unable to pro.-, ej far?
ther westward on her vo- ?. to I-;..'
Harbor because of darkness caused by
falltrg volcanic ashes.
or Fort* Pel now est Meter? F.lghtee*
Are* fbrewaee).
New York October ZV? The steam?
ship A*.stir Priric, tn-d? v re;,ort. d trie
rescue of thirteen men from the h?irn
'ng steamship. Fagurt*!*? Varella. off
the Brazilian const. c ????>? : T The
shir bad ra-i?M *-? f'om chemicals in
her hold. There Wer? fortv hand*, all
to d. aboard, e|ght?er. >f whom were
and nine of whom wer? pick?
ed up I'* anoth'i v? h. 1
??-?>- ? Wie. otoher ?"??Fraget
Bevels * yoar-g ',*-nc >.?*.rdt
called hi* 4*ar to him. petted |a *r?4
then *+w?t II throeah th. ?1 Revels
then turned 'he Shotgun upv?t, himself
When frirwaa. ar?*ja*d by Cve shot,
sarrteed. they fa-sad Ska dying dog itch.
Allies Themselves Had
Not Expected Such
Swift Victories.
After Four Days' Battle Armies
Resting?Bulgarians Undecided
Whether to Assault Adrian
ople or Starve Garrison Out
by Siege?Balkan Pact
London. October 25.?After a fouf
days' heavy battle the Bulgarians are
resting. There were no reports of
lighting to-day along the line from
Kirk-Ktlisseh to Adrianople. The Bul?
garians have not yet decided whether
they will attempt to capture Adrianoplo
by assault or to starve out Its garrison
by sdegc.
Tt.e full extent of the Turkish dis?
aster at Klrk-Kilisseh is still unknown,
but it in almost certain that the bulk
of the garrison there effected a retreat
before the town fell into the hands of
the Bulgarians.
The early capture of Kirk-Kllisseh,
was a great surprise even to Bulgar?
ian staff officers, and their allies, and
the swift progress of tbe war was un?
expected by Europe generally. It haa
been only nine days since Turkey de?
clared war. apd yet events have march?
ed to the point where the possibility of
intervention by the powers already Is
talked of.
Much Interest centres in the natura
of the alliance of the Balkan states, ft
is said on good authority that-one of
the provisions of that alliance is that
no one state shall conclude seace with?
out the others agreeing to <i0 so.
Next In Importance to the operation
in Thrace is the struggle between the
Servians and the Turks in tt.e Kuman
ova region. Constantinople at last
admits the success of the Servian army.
The Servians yesterday captured two)
towns. Vuchltrin and Gilan. on thai
road between Mltrovitxa and Vranla.
! The Montenegrins are pressing their
! attack on Scutari. It is reported that
j the Turkish garrison at Scutari has re?
tired to the heights of Sadrlna. south
of the town. This sctlon 1c Inter
! preted as a preparation to" cvacuata
: Scutari.
i The Greeks are continuing their -
; northward march, and to-day oceup'edi
' Koaani. about twelve miles northwest
cf the town of Servia.
Lasts Thirty Hoars.
The final attack by the Bulgarians)
on Kirk Kilesseh lasted thirty hours.
according to a special dispatch from
! Sera Zagora. It culminated In m>
bayonet charge, after which tbe Tarka
i retreated to tbe east in the direct'on
of a column of Bulgarian troops ad
I vanclng from the Visa Road.
Another special dispatch says tha
Bulgarians were repulsed when they
'attacked Maras. at the junction of tbe
Rivers Marttza and Arda, opposite
1 Adrianople. The losses of both armies
I were enormous. A large number of
! Turkish officers fell.
! Dispatshes from Belgrade say the
Servian main army, commanded by
the Crown Prince, is to join forces with
the Servian and Bulgarian a Hied
armies undt-r General Stephanovitch.
The troops will then be allowed a
short rest before making a concen?
trated advance and attack on Iskup.
The league of the Belkan Statee la
, based on a formal written alliance,
according to a dispatch from Vienna.
IWhen this is made public, it la stated,
! it will reveal the territorial a'ms of
the Balkan nations. The secret treaty
defines the zones of Influence of
the respective countries in Albania.
am.1 Macedonia, and provides for *?
common tariff and postal union be?
tween the Balkan nations.
The alliance of the Balkan Kings fag
exceeds the status of a military com
blnatton for the immediate object lm
view according to The Outlook, which,
claims to have special Information that
it is a permanent federation to ex?
clude ?II external authority from tha
Balkan peninsula. ?
The King of Greece according td>
The Outlook, will become president
of the alliance on the nomination of
King Nicholas of Montenegro. _Tkw
religious rivalries of Balkan Chrln
tiarjs will tn ended by uniting tha
orthodox churches of Greece. Bulgaria.
Servia an! Montenegro as in ancient,
tirr.-s iind-'i the patriarch of Conttaa
tlnool- who is head of the Greek
Chu^-c.h ih< churches will retain tnetr
national titvaJs and languages.
silent tea Is 11
- %?' i October 25.?The sitoat'?n No
.\drof ople Is jnchanged. In t*f>
lighting -it uruk. 'he Turks arc top;
i. ;.> have Io?t about J)t) asom
hilled a;i<> 5*0 take-, prisoners SS>d fag
ad..:t..<r f have had taken from these
three .;<nck-*lr!ng guns and twelve
assnama'.teia wagons.
At Kirdshaii. forty miles west at
Mustafa Pasha, the Bulgarians
a depot containing 1 *00.?o# cart!
forty eases of shells and large
..f food
l-i iv Tuz'.og district the Bulgartaao)
nia*:-r? of th? upper reaches eC
tic Meet.i River. In this district, near
Mahoruia. a Turkish infantry .-egissewg
been annihilated and a battaJaoaV
..f Turkish regulars and Irregulars as
surrounded <n the loan by BolgartsaB
._ hp Terekey.
4 onstsntin?ple. (V toN-r 2? ?1
:tji to d?- had an sv.d-ence v
th? minister "f war and the sain*
..f ?.<rks '-n the occasion of ihelr aas?
nurture for the front The depart asm
o* th-- foreign military attaches jap
the seat of war again has been
ported, rbie time to nest M-nday
Tramway service in Constaatlt
haa been suspended ar?d ail th? ha rash
have heen requisitioned tor war *?*?>
t: is still malnta red b?re that t
reported captSjre of K:rh KlflBgeh I
lb- Bulgarians ?.':?m. tiar
? .it,i.-a:i n a 1th stUI
I >g regularly and the Turktoh
c r...'dire ?il tbe r pa?
tween Kirk Kll?naei> end
An sdmis?!"r> of s itei vaaa
? t Kursaaoa reached here t*
disnatch *-??-> "?aionifca a?
that th? Servian army
that regio" had ?Ucee?
Ina their sal ground
\ dispal feoen Adr _
ssy* that all la
says no firing haa take*

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