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President MakeaFirstl
Importen tSpeecni nee
His Defeat!
Feelings But Slightly
by Assurance That Htory
Will Right Him?Belies
Himself More Harshly jid
Unjustly Attacked Th?
Any Other President
'Special to The Times-Dispiiti ]
New York. November 16.?L?4arlng
himself in favor of a ?Ingle a-year
term for the pres.dent and toe pend
ment of the Constitution ?> as I give
Cabinet officer* seat* In the k-natt-.
I'realdent Taft ni-tde his flrst rii>or
lant speech since him defeat for ieicc
tlon before the I-otun Club Paight,
a speech which he himself <<sed a
"swan song." O ritly railing al Wil?
liam Jennings Bryan's suggest^ that
ex-Presidents be given debating jower
without vote in Congress, Taft 1 >std
?Ith ? toast to ' the health anisuc
cess of the able, patriotic and ntln
guished gentiemar. who Is to I tne
cm President of the United i-ttes."
President Taft reviewed at fcigth
the problems which the chief txeutive
must face and urged that the annul?
ments of 'local patronage" poa be
taken from him to enable him tqglve
more time to putting Into effec the
fledges of the par-.y that electedhlm.
Alluding humor, sly to th- crltitsma
to which he has 'seen subjects, tne
I'resldent declared :nat he foresasthe
end of "indiscriminate muckramg
and unfounded crHl~iems of publlcpfn
clals. which he said had done 'Have
Injustice to many hon jrable men."
Feellag* ftllgktly Assessed.
Discussing the euties of the Ptsl
d?-tit, he declared lhat, being a mai o*
Judii ial temperament, the ?; hemral
glory of the offlc*. sion passed and hat
the desire for recojnition for tlie ay>d
he has accomplished was but sliglly
assuaged by the pr >rrusc that bisCry
would right him.
Taft said that while all othtrs
Presidents had been subjectsd to a
fierce Are of criticism, he believed tlat
he had been more hirshly treated w?n
lets reason than aty of his >redeca
In iuppur?lBK his argument tat
Cabinet tjAcera should be giveh a seat
tn the We sit a to meet debat? km gai
lions of State, the i'resldent s>id that
while parliamentary rules *iec?eed tie
limit to tu? language which ieoaio*
itlght use against each other, jt faUea
to limit the extent to which tie debi?
tors might go In flaying the ck^f exec?
utive. The present* of Cabjiet of?
ficers, he declared, would haveia salu?
tary effect on this practice. Tie Pre?
s was;
ult of
ld?.nt said in par
"The legend of the lotus eat
that If they partook of the
the lotas tree, they forgot w ?t Had
happened in their country, ai I were
Wtt In a state of phi'osophic dim. In
?which they had no desire to:return
to It
"I do not know what was In the
mind of your invit ttion cuwnittee
when I was a*ked to att?-nd thk bar
o.u*t. They came to BM before ti elec.
tion. At flrst I hesitated. les< when
the dinner came, by tne ele<jlon I
fbould be shorn of ir.terest as a guest
"tuI be changed from an actiS anl
virile participant In the day's |olng&
of the nation to me 'ly a disSlving
Osgortasrfty for "'???? Sesaf
"I knew Uhat generally on an occa?
sion of this sort the motive f tne
diners was to have a guest rhoee
society should bring them more rlose
ly Into contact with the great pres?
ent and future, and not be me>iy a
reminder of what has been But after
consideration I saw In the naoe ??f
your club the possibility that you
?.-ere not merely cold, selfish seekers,
after pleasures of your own. and tttst
perhaps you were organized to fur
li.sh consolation to those who msura.
trlivious to those who would forget
opportunity for a swan song to tloee
stout to disappear.
"You have given me the toa*; ?fj
The President' and I take this tea*:, j
not merely as out of respect to the}
office and indicative of your l?v? of;
country and as typical of your loyalty.;
tut I assume for the purposes of to-j
r.ight that a discussion of the oflc*1
which f have held, and In whi<-i I
have rejoiced and suffered will be in?
"It Is said that the off re of Prtsl
dent of the United States 1? the most
powerful in the world, because urder
the Constitution Its occupant really i
can exercise more discretion than an j
emperor or king exercises in any of
the governments a* modem Europf.
"I am not disposed to question thi?%s
? matter of reasoning from the actt-ti
power given the President in the cen
etltutlonal division of governmental
(unctions, but I am hound to ?ay that
the consciousness of such power i?
rarely. If ever, present In the mind ofj
the ordinary individual acting *? j
{-resident, beejius.- what chiefly star><
b:m in the face in carrying cut any
plan of his. I* IN limitation on tv
power and not Its extent
"Of course, there are happy tied -
oiduals who are shle entirely to tsr
r.Te these limitations both In mir. 1
and practice, and as to them the r?
?ult may be different. But to one
whose training and profession Is sab
?rdlnat? to law. Intoxication of power
rapidly "*<*r* off la the knowledge
or its restrictions and under th*
prompt reminder of an ever-present,
and not always conslderau press, as
well by the kindly suggestion" that
rot Inf res neatly come from that hall
?f rongress la srbtcb rm peach meat*
?re sSStUted. and la that smaller
chamber la which they are tried.
Tn those days of pcosrro?, refrisss.
sjpltfrs and imnrovemeTita. a man doea
pot show himself abreast of the age
?niess be has smae chsnces to swggest.
ft Is the reromme-aded r ha age that
sasrhs hts being up-to-date It may be
only for dm sake of
Mater? WmmmtatHm mm* ?m mm
tmr Will Curr Carte.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington. November 1?.?Sixteen
Oongrrasmen And on* Senator In tbe
Sixty-third Congress will carry union
labor cards. Thi? will b* a sain of two
over the labor membership In the pres?
ent Conirress, despite the recent defeat
of two prominent labor member*. W B.
Wilson, of Pennsylvania, and Victor
Borger, of \? iscoimln. There will be
one union Senator. William A. Hughes.
I of New Jersey, now a member of the
The Representatives in the next Con?
gress who will carry union cards are:
Sherwood. of Ohio, typographical I
union; Mr Der molt, of Illinois, telegra
I pher; Buchanan, of Illinois, ironwork?
er; Lewis, of Maryland, coal miner; I
Oary, of Wisconsin, telegrapher; Farr. I
of Pennsylvania, typographical Mahr.!
of New York, hatters' union; Smith, of j
New York, telegrapher; R K. Lee, of |
Pennsylvania, blacksmith; Huberts. Ne?
vada, metal miner; Nolan. California.!
Iron molder; Resting. Colorado, typo
grapnlcal; Key. Ohio, artpnosrapher:
Casey. Pennsylvania, plumber: John?
son Washington, typographical; Hrl
verlng, Kansas, street carmen's union.
DaaJel O'Reilly. Lawyer. Xow Prts
??er ob Rig era la Laad.
{Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
New York. November 1?.?Daniel
O'Reilly, a criminal lawyer, who play?
ed a prominent *>art as counsel in both
the Thaw trials, went to Rikers Island
to-day to work out the Ave months'
term given htm for complicity In the
robbery of Asron Bancroft In the cor- j
ritlor of the Produce Exchange's safe I
deposit vault over a year ago. O'Reilly I
spent part of to-day >n the city peni?
tentiary on Blackwell's Island await- j
<ng th?. warden's decision as to his des- 1
tlnation. He escaped being sent to '
Hart's Island, where some of the short- j
term prisoners go to dig graves for ;
the paupers. Instead he wss escorted
to Rikers Island, where the work ia 1
adjact nt to the Board of Health's
reservation for persons suffering with
contagious disease.
O'Reilly was convicted of being the
receiver of stolen s;oods consisting of j
140.0*0 worth of securities taken from
Bancroft. The Supreme Court recent?
ly held that there had been too much
'delay in the arguing of his appeal,
and ordered him to begin to serve his
sentence to-day.
Appropriations for River mm* HarWr
Work W 111 Be UktrsL
(Special to The Times-Dlspatch.1
Washington, November 1?.?Early
passage of a S30.oA9.000 rivers and har?
bors appropriation bill Is scheduled by
Ho st- leaders, according to announce?
ment to-night. Chairman Si ark man,
of the Rivers and Harbors Commit?
tee, said that he would call his col
leaguea together November 25 to frame
a bill that he expected to get through
the House before the Christmas re?
Spar km an said that both the Ohio
and Mississippi River improvements
would be generously provided for. All
the estimates recommended by the army
engineers will &e-accepted by the com?
mittee and other projects probably will
be added. Some of the Mississippi:
River levee work will also be adopted- i
, At the last sssarlasi U>* Utxv* paaaod
a m.Ooo.ooo blR This was subsequent?
ly enlarged by the Senate on account'
of the damage done to the Mississippij
levees by floods.
Wsalhro*) Will Acres? Ose for Raise
Memorial Tablet.
[Specisl to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington. November 1C.?Assistant!
Secretary of the Navy Winthrop will;
in a few days give his approval to:
one of a number of designs submitted
la him by prominent sculptors for a
memorial tablet to be made of metal
from the battleship Maine. By act of
Congress the Navy Department was
authorized to take all the metal from
the Main.- not available for other pur?
poses and have tablets made for dis?
tribution among patriotic societies and
the men who were on tr.e Maine when
she was destroyed at Havana, or their;
families and relatives. Winthrop-s re?
quests for designs for such tablet has
met a generous response, and these areI
now nnder consideration by the assist- i
ant secretary and tbe Fine Arts Com
It is estimated th~re is enough brass
and bronze scrap from the wrecked
Maine to make about 100 tablets, which
will be sold at cost to societies and In
dividual* qualified to receive them.
Chicago, November 16.?Jack John?
son, negro pugilist, went to the office
oithe United States Department of Jus?
tice late to-day and offered to plead
srullty to a modified charge of violat?
ing the Mann white slave act, provided
he could be let off with a line. The
offer was refused.
It was sa>4 the Mr black did not
appreciate the seriousness of the
charge against htm. and that he was
rendered most uneasy when told that
if < nr.victr '. he might be sent to the
Federal penitentiary for from five to
forty years.
The guard put on Johnson by his
bord*rra<n. M?.:thew Baldwin, has been
j doubled. Baldwin, it was said. Is tak?
ln? 'nto considerstlo . the fact that
'Johnson's oaVnse Is not extraditable.
land If he shouM go to Canada, one
day's journty. or to Mexico, he would
j b. beyon I the reach of the govern?
ment, and hi? bond would be forfeited.
They rear Owt hatsak sd Bssvoae as Rw
flVl C ?C l*!"^' sarWsCs? tat) l^a?sT^B?*at"JT.
[Special to Tbe Times-Dispatch.]
New York. November 1?.?That th* I
I prevalence of cho:era. trphus and otbor j
infectloous diseases in Turkey SS
matter or grave concern to tbe quar- ,
antinr bureaus of the Atlantic coast
I of the L n'tcrt State? * as acknowledg-ed
to-day by Dr Joseph J. 0"C?nnell.
health oftVw of Wm ?ort- Dr. CTCon
nell and other experts bei lev* that
the spresd of the disease will bo snack ,
greater In the regions affected bafaca 1
it ia ended, and tbe question of h<
?o gvsrd the ports of tbe Un'ted State*
against tbe possibility of aa Infected
traveler sttppln*- **, this startlnsr aa
outbreak. Is ra??!?*? the health status, j
snxlety They bare no fear that any
disease ran bars ? widespread effect
In this country bat it Is th* out?
break they fear.
r.?T?e<*sJ to The Times-rv.rpatoh.]
Cbirmga. Rsissshn i?? WllMas? umr.\
Issr. WRHi i'nited asstes ?enatar. Is
rallying to-alcbt from tbe .(Tacts *f
???? opelSStiJW far apaswd'rrtta pe-**issid .
to-dav ?4 lbs PlssJbytrriaw HoawfteJ
He was ptileks* ysat a week sgo, and.
was ri sssvad to the kssattal t* sdav
Democrats Anxious to
Know About Method
of Procedure.
Difference of Opinion Exists as
to General Tariff Bill or Re?
vision by Schedule?Wilson
Must Make Wishes Known
Before Plans Can Be
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Washington. November 1??The I
democratic chorus of approval by.
Senators and Congressmen of I'resl- ?
dent-Elect Wilson's determination to
j call an extra session of Congress for
; tariff revision was folio-., c-d to-night
by an anxious inquiry on their part as
I to whether Wilaon would favor revis
; Ion schedule by schedule or a general
j reylslon bill. A sharp difference of
opinion "developed on thia question, and
, it was generally admitted that Wil?
son would have to make known nis
' wishes before any general pians for
j the extra session could be formu
; lated.
1 Most of the Democrats who were
I questioned to-night said they favored
a general reviaion bill, although It
wan understood that Majority Leader
Underwood, of the House, Is in fa?
vor of the schedule by schedule plan.
Speaker Champ Clark said it was too
early for him to express his views. It
Is generally understood that he stands
with Underwood.
Representative Bparkman. of Flor?
ida, is one of those favoring a gen?
eral revision bUL
"I think the country will be much
bettor satisfied," he sa>} to-night,
"with a general measure than with a
serits of popgun bills. I think the
temper of the people ss Indicated by
the rebuke to the Taft administration
in the election indicated they want?
ed general revision. I believe the peo?
ple are much better able to under?
stand the merits of a general revision
bill. Besides. It will save Urne and
debate." I
The argument of the schedule by
schedule adherents, la that general re?
vision always means an unsatisfactory
bill and that there Is too mach oppor?
tunity under that plan for "log rolT
Estimates of how far the revision
should go differ widely. Most of the
Southern Democrats, it was predicted
to-night, would generally be found
supporting the protective principle in
relation to manufactured products. A
number are in favor of putting food?
stuffs on' the free list, but they fear
that the farmers will kok upon tTiis
move as hostile and agitate against it.
A general reduction of the tax on
farmers' implements found favor.
Majority Leader Underwood Is not
expected in this city until December1
1. but in the meanwhile clerks employed
by the House Committee on Ways and
Means will draft tentative schedules.
They already have in tbeir possession
a mass of data which was compiled
when the present Congress came into
power. They will have prepared before
January 1 a complete tentative revision
of all the schedules.
TOe> Maeh Ttsae WasOsd.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. ] j
Washington. November It.?Speaker
Champ Clark to-night expressed him-'
self in favor of a legislative device to
relieve the Hoass of waatlag time on
private pension bills, private claims
bills and District of Columbia legisla
Thoae three matters burden the
House," said Clark, "session after ses?
sion, and wasts valuable time that!
ought to ha devoted to the considera?
tion of general legislation. They ought
to be delegsted to some proper authori?
ties who caa handle them fairly and
quickly without depriving the Congress
of any of Its prerogatives.
"With the big increase la oar mem?
bership next March, all this business
win be more cumbersome to handle
than ever before. I believe wo will
have to offer some solution, though at
the present I am not ready to prostat
one myself." {
Hebe ssntf b Wl
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.] I
Washington. November 11.?Senator 1
Hoke smith of Georgia, to-day an?
nounced his purpose of devoting mach
time during the appr oar hang short ses?
sion of Congress to promoting action
on the House ball pending tn the Sen?
ate for an extension of the eaporinsant
work of the various State agrtcustural
colleges of the country.
The purpose of the bill Is to permit
the colleges to establish aa agency in
each county of all the States which
would carry to the hsmss of the farm?
ers the knowledge contained tn the
Stare insttturioc.s.
Mr. Smith would bare the experi?
ments made upon the prlsate fai ma
aad ho says Um MU would authorize
such practice. The ussurs provides
aa annuai appropriation of ll.OOft.eA
It passed the House last St.set on. but
fa?ed In the Senate. Speaking of the
b?U Mr. ?waith satd to-day:
"The beat of farming requires srt as
won aa science, sad whan the colleges
of agriculture, through * tbotr skilled
of mad ta tho gSStjSSS of the
farmers of the ? sighsirhul Jas* what
r? s? arch has Ssvstoprd la sad of ssjrt
cultsre. then tho fat mats wftj sssrs
readily h? Ohle to apply tho know
ledge rathe-red from K I do not be?
lieve there is a measure ponding In
C egn ss wbK* win bring anything
ab? ta* hewonts far the espendtture
intended that may b? confidently es
peeted as ismi from this trnas are
?ft wm carry a vast am sunt of ral
saht? isfBiasafJssj erhteh arm ha tm
msdtatelv practiced si sag the farm ij is
of tne country and all tho PhSBBj wffU
i?<-?lve a bewswt frees ft.
1 earnestly hope that this measure
mar be pass* I at the aeat session, so
that the Ls glshstm ss of tho malts
which sees* as lasssry ssay s?he it up
fHp l#*Ss%i ft^^t^vv'prtart
Do Not Act on Proposed I
Government Acquire
meat of Monticello.
Stated in Convention That Levy!
Will Give Historic Home to j
State Division of Daughters
When He Is Through
With It?Mrs. White
Washington, November 16.?At a sea- i
slon crowded with routine business,
the United Daughters of the Confed?
eracy to-night concluded their nine- '
uenth annual convention, which had',
been in session here since Tuesday. '
Some of the daughters left for their
1 hoiries to-nisht. but many remained
over for social functions next week,'
and a party stayed In Washington to
attend a special service to-morrow at j
the Chris; Church. Alexandria. Va..
where George Washington and General;
Robert K. Lee worshiped.
At the first session of tho day Ubsj
daughters elected their offlcers for tfasJ
ensuing year, re-electing all but tw>;
of the incumbents. Mrs, Alexander B. '
White, president-general of the United
Daughters, although unable to attend
the convention because of the serious
illness of her husband, was re-elected
by acclamation. All of the offlcers
were elected without opposition.
Another round of brilliant social af?
fairs marked the end of the convention.
There were many vacant seats In the
convention hall, where routine busi?
ness was rushed through to-night. Many
of the delegates attended dinners, re?
ceptions and dances given In their hon?
or by Washington society women. The
Mississippi delegate* to the convention
held a reception for the other dele?
gates at the Confederate Veterans' Me?
morial Home.
Owing to the lack of time the adop?
tion of a new constitution as revised
by a special committee was postponed
until the convention at New Orleans
next year.
The time for th* award of Brasses of
j honor was extended until tho New Or?
leans convention.
A campaign looking toward the In?
dorsement, by this daughters of the
scheme to place "Monticello." til* home
Of Thomas -Jefferson, under government
ownership, failed. Tbav uiiiissstftai I*imV
no action in ihe matter, although a let?
ter was presented to the convention
from Representative Jefferson Levy, th*
owner of "Monticello." reiterating his
oft-repeated declaration that he does
not wish to sell the historic home.
Latter Proas Mr. Levy.
The campaign undertaken by Mrs.
Martin W. Littleton, wife of Represen?
tative Littleton, of New York, to ac?
quire possession of the property. Mr.
Levy denounces as not founded on real
affection and reverence for the me?
mory of Jefferson, as attended with
mlastatements regarding "Monticello"
and about himself and his uncle. Com?
modore Levy, and as an unlawful ef?
fort to wrest from him his property,
as he has been advised by competent
constitutional lawyers.
He po'nts out that he has. as the
wish dearest ti his heart, made every
; effort to restore Monticello to the State
! In which It was in Jefferson's time. CT
j beautify It and to maintain It in the
} best of condition. No on* sine* 1879.
1 be points out. baa attempted f> disturb
! his private possession until a year ago.
when th* present campaign for Its pur?
chase began. He declares th* public
baa free access to It and b* Is aa
Patriotin a custodian of th* estate aa
i could b* found
HIs communication reads la part:
*T bav? begged to be allowed tbrafisTh
! this medium to appeal to paar sense
of fair play and to have presented to
yon a few of th* many facta unfamil?
iar to yon concerning the effort to
, force the acquisition of Monticello. tbe
home of Thomas Jefferson, by popular <
petition for action of Congress. There j
to now and has been established at
your convention an office far the pur-,
pose of persuading" yon to sign this!
j petition, and I feel that tf you know
more of the facts you may hesitate j
before allow!r,g yourself unwittingly
to aid in doing my and my family a
great injustice.
"Appeal is made to your patriotism.
This movement was originated a year
ago, pet there to concealed from you
tbe fact that for thirty-three yean,
alone and unaided by government >r
any association, I have spent time,
energy and a great amunt of money in
I restoring Monticello and in bringing
back to their original settings many
of tbe relics of the great American"
statesman. I do not aak e >mmeada
tlon: f seek only Justice.
"Before the House Rule* Ccsasatt
I tae last August I stated In the most
positiv* way that I would not litten to
?np area seal for tbe sal* of M noti?
ce llo As Mrs Martin W Littleton
has formed aa association, with herself
a* managing director and XI** Laura
Littleton a* treasurer, and appeals to
the public for funds to carry on a
campaign Tor tbe acquisition of Mon?
ticello. I foel In doty bound to notify
rContinued oa Tenth Pa*r*->
Mit. Wilson Chooses
Her Private Secretary
Again Leads the Daughters
'Party Leaders Fear President
Wilson Will Be
Clark and Underwood Serve
Notice That He Must
Keep Hands Off.
[Special to Tho Tins em-Dispatch. ]
Wash ins; ton. November 18.?Demo?
cratic leaders admit thers is bound to
bo a fight between tho Bryan and anti
Bryan men in Washington early in tho
Wilson administration. They are fear?
ful it will Interfere in the party's leg?
islative program, and probably involve
Pr?sident Wilson The certainty of
trouble among the Democratic national
i leaders has been emphasized since the
arrival In Washington of Speaker
Champ Clark and William J. Bryan.
Mr. Bryan has made it plain to his
followers that It ia his purpose to take
a lively interest in the legislative pro?
gram and to make certain, so far as it
is possible for him to do. that the par?
ty lives up to the pledges of the Balti?
more platform. On the other hand,
friends of Speaker Clark and Leader
Underwood have caused it to be made
known that the Democratic party la
the House is competent to manage its
own affairs without the assistance or
advice of Mr. Bryan. Democratic lead
era have felt It in their bones ever
since the election of Governor Wilson
that Mr. Bryan would follow a course
that would compel tbe now President to
take side* either with or against tbe
Speaker Clark, embittered by Bryan'a
opposition to his presidential candidacy
at Baltimore, will, it hi known. In the
future align himself In tbe House with
men who Lave fought Bryan for yeara
Just how President Wilson will bo
able to steer clear of the factionalism
j in his party ia a matter of conjecture
In Washington.
Many public men in Washington. Re?
publicans aa well as Democrats, be?
lieve that when Governor Wilson gets
Into the White House be will and him?
self In much the same situation that
confronted President Taft when he
succeeded Colonel Roosevelt. Mr. Taft
owed his ncminattor. to Colonel Roose?
velt, and as events have since shown.
Mr. Roosevelt expected to be consult?
ed by his successor. In selecting his
Cabinet. Mr. Taft picked a number of
' men who were regarded by Colonel
Roosevelt and hi* friends sa "reaction?
aries." The dissatisfaction developed
at once, and It was not long before Col
I oael Roosevelt was tn private bitterly
I criticising President Taft.
[Special to Tbe Times-Dispatch. ]
Bayonne. N J.. November 1? ?After ,
an exciting chase through the streets
la pursu't of her prosp* gtff*. h-isbiod.
who turned back at the church door.
Helen Ski bah. of 11 Esst Nineteenth
Street, nabbed her faint-hearted lover. .
Antonie Du bin. of S East Twenty-first 1
1 Street, aad turned aba over to a po- I
I Pet man. , _ w __t
Tbe bride-to-be, accompanied by her .
attendants, bad get as far aa the do-'r
I of Mt. Cermel Church when Dub'n
turned to her. . .
-I don't thlab I want to get married
svw; good-bp." be said _, (
He started to run. Helen followed ,
by her attendants, dashed in parsuit
aad easght bias. Tbe pair was soon
surrounded by a crowd Policemen 1
?aa Worn appeared aad the r<ung
a-swaa turned her captive over to him.
Van Woert took Antonio ?? P??ce
headquarter* and be was sira'gnod be
I fore Magistrate Sovran
I -Why did v?u ran awaj-T* keqn'red
\ the mart. , m
"I bad the *?ddlng announced (row*
I the altar Mit when it came to ?be
rru< tai saaaaaal i de? 'ded i did ???
want t* get married after att." regln d
Tbe eooil ordered Mm inched ap to
gTve^hiaa *a sgi'urtwMy to msks apj
.Ten Boxes of Nitroglycerin
Placed in House by
j Details of Preparation of Los
Angeles Times Disaster Re?
lated in Court
[Special to The Tlmes-m&patch.]
Indianapolis, November IS.?Inci?
dents of 3. B McNamara's preparations
to blow op the Los Angeles Times
I Bailding. in the wrack of which twea
Ity-one persons were killed, were re?
lated by witnesses from California at
! the "dynamite conspiracy" trial to
James C. O'Brien toU how a cottage
I owned by him in Nineteenth Avenue.
j In the southern part of San Francisco.
i had been rented before tne Los An
I geles explosion, and how, when sev?
eral weeks later he went out there to
learn why the cottage was not occu
! pled, he found ten boxes of nltrogly
I cerln locked In the parlor.
Aided Hiss to Escape.
Another development of the day was
an admission by Frank Eckhoff. of
Cincinnati, that he aided in the es?
cape and concealment of McNamara
after the dynamiter was returning
East. Eckhoff also admitted having
demanded money from the McNamaras
to "keep his mouth shut."
Mrs Lena Ingersoll was the flrst
witness to be called, she said on Sep?
tember 1, a month before the Los An?
geles explosion, she rented a room to
McNamara, who used the room as J. B.
Brice. Later, McNamara was visited
by Schmidt. On September 14. Mc?
Namara left Mrs Ingersoll and went;
to a hotel. From the hotel, as testi?
fied by a telephone operator, most of
tho calls were made to tne powder
company for the purchase of explo?
sions, sad to the owners of the lauocn.
tn Oakland. Mrs. Ingersoll said she
did not again see McNamara until the.
night of October 1.
"At about 11 o'clock that night he.
came to the house and want.d rne to
give him a room.'' she tcst::1ed. "I ?aid
I could make no arrangements at that
hour. On the following night he
called on the telephone asd wanted I
to come, and I again refused to allow!
him That was the last I saw of him.
untn after his arrest."
Miss Ethel CMM a telephone operator;
! in the San Franrlsco hotel. Identified i
irecords of calls by McNamara to the;
powder company and to the launch
. owners.
J She was corroborated by John Stan-!
I ley. keeper of a boa: house at Alaroeda. ?
I across the bar from San Francisco.
\ He testified that late In September
MrXamara and Schmidt selected the
; gasoline launch "Pastime" for a
"week's fr?htnc trip" finally agreeing to
pay II*? for ten days' rental, and glv
Ir.m cash security, which later
was refunded September 2d a written
agreement was catered Into, and Mc?
Namara. after *?1ng Instructed how
to run the launch, took possession of
Ts Stow I s tlissssi
\lx->ut the middle of S*ptemt?er. Bn:?
M<?~?H. employe of a powder comparM.
testified he received a triephoae rat*
f-<?m the "Bryce ronstrw ttor< o-m
pany." Inquiring sT-oot the ->.--? *??
of So* pounds of hick explosives to
he used to Mow BJ stumps en a
"A man called and left an order for
$*? pounds. per cent nitroglycerine,
and psld tb# Mil"
Two <l?vs after the launch was rent?
ed. McCall testified Rtr. or Rryson.
calW en the telephone and sstd he
would go In a lssnch to Olsnt .-tat:on.
down the her to ?-?? the evplos've.
Later the evrdoetve was removed hr
s man described as Tapta*a."
Frank I> CStTotl. police detective of
I>oe tngele? tsatlnV.-l about ?he -oi
'rVmtfno"4 on Tenth l*as ?
nv<T srgvt.-iE t?. aTi ?*T? aar? Bin.
ntv.ii'?sr w ?'s m thctx nf.rjiT
l^ore g'^Mswed dally s? I *? V Tkeeusa
?Vrerrv testet drawing r?s"u ?Mwsvsg es?. ,
ft sesprttes wan mawtxc.n a a sro-tat ,
asm mo sthsr trasss daily MS ft. Mam Sbj
VastFighting ForceNow
Attacking Tchatalja
Sultan Is in Last Ditch, and En?
gagement Promises to Be Mora
Sanguinary Than Any That
Have Preceded It?In?
vaders Stretch Across
Latest From the Balkans
Balkan*' nu amity I tat than taw'
eatimated ?? 33.0OU dead and IkMaj
noondnl. not conntlng aiwaere,
etarvation aaa cholera ~*r1tma
Powers' relation* sjraia daaaer
eaaly ?tralnrd. Rival aatloaa BaaT
lns: troop* threateningly.
Inhuman treatment of alck aaa
wounded la Conxtantlaople. Aaaer
leaa doctor aldlna relief.
Balkan alike* dlacnaa peace ti I aaa.
ataaaltaneoualy attaeklaa T*lhM
Aaatria'a Slav and Caeca eebjeeta
tow not to axht aaalaat Servians.
?orlaltats aather to p rot eat
aawioat Kuraaeii war.
[Special Cable to The Times-Dispatch. J
London. November 16_The general
advance of the Bulgarian army upon,
the Tchatalja lines, the main obstacle
between it and Constantinople, had)
commenced, and. according to Sofia re?
ports, already has met with some sue*
cess. The Bulgarians aim at attack?
ing the forts, and with tnat object
the army is stretched across taw
With every available piece of ar?
tillery that could be gathered togeth?
er. It is marching' straight toward tae>
works, which, until the Turks suffered,
their reverses of a few weeks ago,
were considered by military exports as
The advance guards of this gross)
array of invasion have already r?
the village of lasarikeui,
Ptrkos. oa the Turkish rights
the town of Tchatalja. facias; the
j tre of the line which took Its
from the town, and Amautkeul bo tha
south, and near the Sea of Marmora.
An these places have been occupied*
and from Arnautkeul the Bulgaria*
artillery Is shelling Biyuk Cbokmedye.
where there are two Turkish forts
comprising the extreme left of this
Turkish Una
Reconnoitring parties have gotten
around the flanks of the Turks' right
and are operating in the country be
| tween the Tchatalja lines aad the
! capital. But the various divisions have
I only Just commenced the attempt to
I make a breach which will give them
! an opening toward the city of their de
! sire.
j Those who have visited the Turkish
j front differ considerably as to the abil.
* ity or the defenders to hold the forts
: However, unless the Turks give up
without a tight, there will be a battle
if possible more sanguinary than aap
that has preceded It. before paass ean
issaries succeed In their efforts to
end the conflict. Althought the cost of
life will be heavy. The Bulgarian*)
would like to nave the battle decided
' before an armistice Is arranged, be?
cause with the Turks beatea la tkeaev
> last ditch, it would be a long time be-1
I fore they could make further troubhn
for their neighbor*
(Special Cable to The
London. November Is.?1
Tchatalja forts, where Naataa
faces the Bulgars. are so near Co
tinopie. and it Is possible to
tiiunders of cannon from Kllloe. oa Use
Bjaphorus. yet there comes no definite
word of events on the lines to tabs
north of the Sultan's city.
So often has come the rumor backs
to Constantinople that there la a koaif
and important engagement at too
Tchatalja lines that the correspond
enta. Impatient at being cjoped up ia
Constantinople, left the city to-day ia
an attempt to get to the front a oat
learn the real condition of affairs, ia
spate of the fact that the Ottoman gov?
ernment has forbidden them to leave
t .. city and that they run the risk eg
being shot or turned back.
One eyewitness it events ?>n tha
fighting line r.-ports that the T?rk?
are in splendid condition, eager to be
at the Bjlgars again, and sure of vic?
tory this time. Yet another tills boar
cholert ia mowing down the Turkish
troops until th^ir bodies arc heaped,
together la abailow tranches, loot
speaks >f Nasim Pashas ngbtiag* aiaa
as a "rabble.'" who will flee before the
effective Bulgar artillery Are.
A:.;.?r?r.':. V '?''??????'?? 1? still .lold'ng;
? ?? ? 1 ;.r..ph? ?* tttat
rasa* across the cable every day aba*
weak aajins '?"t '.^s capture ass trug
a matter of baurs.
King FTd.aand of Bulgaria, who aas
been at Klrh-KiUtseh, captured by esa
men after a bloody aght. is harrylag to
ti-e T>b*tai ? im*e.
There are ?.<me military men who
hold to the ef that the Bulgars are
.?\ ding * fr ?r.tal attack oa Tchatalja,
7 . ? in the appearance jf a bed/
of Buigar* at KTflaa a* sol?is taajir
the Bjlgartaas are making a fleaS
taovemeat oa the capital latendleg t>
root ins? tbrjugn the
te.nt-i from the Ramber
T> - Monfe?*e?r*??a are
ti?mn r; and toss* at the
swept the otiMsaaaa oaT ab*
.' ?badew Pan ?Mevaani
oa the AdrfcsOe. aad are so*
,n ti tb* storming ef that toWl
the Ttrbs '-an got up their
es? v artlUery

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