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Mussulmans Fight Furiously to Save European Turkey
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Army Makes Final Stand to Reverse Balkan Invasion
Entire Front of Ottoman Forces
Is Engaged in Battle
victories to their credit toward Sa
lonika where a feeling of extreme
anxiety is said to prevail and pro
visions are running short. The fact
that no apparent effort is being made
to Ptem the Greek advance to Saloniki
is held to indicate that the bulk of
Turkey's army there has been trans
ferred to Thrace.
No recent information has been re
ceived of the operations around Scu
tari or other points to the west, and
Sofia today observed a significant
Diplomatic activities continue In Lon
don. Prime Minister Asquith had an
audience with the king today. No
formal action has been taken or is
likely to ho taken until the result of
the great battle is known.
Nazim Pasha is in a perilous posi
tion. Though he still holds the line
from Tchorlu to Lule Burgas, the Bul
garian invaders on his right in Eski-
Baba have cut him off from the main
army in Adrianople; the destruction
of a bridge over the Tchorlu river
prevents his obtaining supplies and
reinforcements from Constantinople.
Should the great turning movement
now being attempted by the Bulgarians
be as successful as they plan. Nazim
Pasha will be driven to the westward,
and Constantinople, less than 80 miles
away, left at the mercy of the in
Meantime, the plan of campaign of
the allies appears to be working with
almost perfect smoothness. This is
due. according to military critics, to
some extent to the unpreparedness of
the Turkish army. The sultan's ene
mies now possess a large portion of
the Turkish railroad system and the.
wagon roads, while threatening those
lines and roads they do not actually
Greek. Servian and Bulgarian col
umns are moving upon Saloniki. The
Greeks already are within striking dis
tance of the Turkish town of Verria.
only 50 miles from Saloniki on the rail
road from Monastir. The possession of
Verria by the Greeks would not only
threaten Saloniki. but cut off the Turk
ish army under Zekki Pasha, which
was defeated by the Servians in Uskup
and is now concentrating in Monastir.
The Greeks could effect a junction
•with the Bulgarian army coming down
from Novrokop and Drama through the
Bturma valley and concentrating In
Ferres and with the Servians, who are
advancing upon Veles.
All the passes -through the Rhodope
mountains leading to the Saloniki and
Adrianople railway also are in Bul
garian hands.
The unofficial report from Constanti
nople that the Turkish town of Servia
has b/?en recaptured from the Greeks is
not c.edited here.
The resignation of the Turkish grand
vizier. Ghazi Ahmet Moukhtar Pasha,
was announced today, says a dispatch
from Constantinople. Kiamil Pasha,
president of the council of state, has
been appointed his successor.
The change in the grand vizierate is
not expected materially to Influence
either the internal or external situa
tion. When Kiamil Pasha three months
ago accepted the presidency of the
council he became the dominant figure
of the cabinet, and it was foreseen that
lie would succeed to the grand vizierate
at an opportune moment.
The motives for the resignation of
Moukhtar Pasha are no known. It is
supposed he began to feel that the re
sponsibility for the crisis was burden
some, while unfavorable reports as to
the ill success of his son's operations
a gainst the Bulgarians doubtless
caused him much chagrin.
Ths retention of Noradunghian Pasha
as foreign minister shows that no
startling Innovations in foreign policy
are likely.
er of war has advised the gov
ernment that an important battle was
in progress this afternoon along the
whole front and that the Turkish
troops were gaining ground.
A late telegram received from
Nanlm Pasha says that the battle still
is being waged with great violence. He
adds that the situation for the Otto
man troops is very favorable.
Another official dispatch reports
fighting yesterday and today between
Uskub Dere, east of Kirk-Kilise, and
Visa. Two battalions of Bulgarians
were cut off from the main body and
(sustained heavy losses.
Fighting continues between the
Greeks and Turks in Kodani region
of Macedonia. According to reports
given out, the Turks are being driven
Dispatches dated three days ago
give the first news received here of
the precarious position of the western
army, which was admitted to be grave.
It is asserted, however, that a con
siderable force is concentrated <&t
Veles, disputing the advance of the
Servians and Bulgarians.
BELGRADE, Servia. Oct. 29.—The
Turkish troops whiah evacuated rstip
and Veles are retreating toward Mona
stir and Saloniki, pursued by Servian
cavalry, according to a report from
the Servian headquarters at the front.
Th" Servians captured large stores
of war material.
The Servian officers who have been
installed in the surrendered towns of
old Servia report that the Arnauts and
Turks in their districts are delivering
Tip their arms, saying they have lost
faith in the power of Turkey and are
glad the Servians will allow them to
return to their homes.
ATHENS. Oct 29.—The strong Turk
ish fortress of Verria has been placed
absolutely at the mercy of the invad
ing Greek army, which has captured
the Tripotamos defiles forming the
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Creek monks who have armed themselves and are standing guard on the Creek Turkish border. In the upper
j left corner is the grand vizier of Turkey, who resigned his office yesterday. The other dignitary is his successor.
key to the situation. The capture of
the town of Verria itself is only a
question of hours.
The whole Turkish army around
Monastir will be cut off when Verria
falls and will be unable to communi
cate either with Saloniki or Constanti
According to reliable Information,
the Balkan allies have at the front
166,000 more men than they have been
credited with.
BERLIN, Oct. 29 —The Frankfurter
Zeitung prints a Vienna dispatch, evi
dently emanating from official sources,
which says:
The time for intervention by the
powers is near, whether requested
or not. If Turkey is defeated in
the impending battle between
Adrianople and Constantinople, it
will be high time for Europe to
look to its interests, since the de
struction of European-Turkey
could not be tolerated, nor could
the occupation of Constantinople
by another power.
Blood enough has been spilled
and peace can be offered to both
sides if Bulgaria is defeated, with
good prospect of acceptance. Aus
tria is not Hkely to attack Servia.
as that would mean immediate war
with the Balkan alliance. A deci
sive battle is expected in a few
dajs: hence intervention is likely
withltl a week.
The rise of money rates in Paris
and London causes apprehension here
of another general advance In the
bank rates of England. France and
Germany, owing to the troubled polit
ical horizon.
Exchange of London here is rising
sharply and is already above the gold
export point, due chiefly to American
financing cotton bills.
There was heavy liquidation on the
bourse. Several provincial failures
were reported and some other con
cerns are understood to be holding out
only by means of the support given
them by the big banks. It is feared
that a number of firms not thus sup
ported will be unable to meet their
obligations at the settlement at the
end of the month. The fall since the
October settlement has been heavier
in many cases than during the time
of the Russo-Japanese war.
VRANYA, Servia, Oct. 29.—At the
battle of Kumanova the Servians lost
500 killed and 2,000 wounded.
The Turks lost 10,000 killed or
All accounts of the fight pay tribute
to the valor of the Servian officers
and men. Lieutenant Milich, command
ing an Infantry company, blew out his
brains rather than obey a command
to retire from an exposed position;
whereupon his men charged the Turks,
with the result that all were killed.
The cavalry with the Ring's brother,
Prince Arsene, at the head, charged
repeatedly. The commander in chief,
frown Prince Alexander, was on the
firing line frequently and entered th«
town while the battle was in full
Turkish town of Servia, recently
captured by the Greeks, is reported
reoccupied by Ottoman troops, accord
ing to telegrams from Saloniki. Bul
garian bands have destroyed the light
house in the Turkish seaport of Iniada,
on the Black sea coast, 75 miles from
Kiamil Pasha, president of the coun
cil of state, assumed the office of grand
j vizier this afternoon In succession of
I Ghasi Muhktar Pasha, who resigned.
An imperial decree commands the
; new grand vizier to prosecute the war
in all energy in order to secure a
victorious issue.
Although all the changes in the
j cabinet have not yet been made, it
|is announced that Nazim Pasha will
be retained as minister of war and
Noradunghian Pasha as minister of
foreign affairs. Jemalledin Pasha will
be retained as Sheik UI Islam.
PARIS, Oct. 29.—Extreme anxiety
reigns in Saloniki and grave outbreaks
are feared by foreigners of the armies
if the Balkan allies continue to drive
back the Turkish troops, acording to a
special dispatch received here.
No orders from Constantinople have
been received by the Turkish comand
ers In Saloniki for two days.
The provisioning of the troops in
garrison there is insufficient, while the
sea batteries have been stripped of
their guns and ammunition, which have
been sent to the front.
Ready after weeks of planning and
organizing to go to the seat of war in
the Balkans, 200 Servians and other
Slavonians will start today on a special
train for New York, to be joined by re
inforcements all along the route. From
there they will cross the Atlantic by
special steamer.
A parade down Golden Gate avenue
from Servian hall in Laguna street and
down Market street to the ferry will
hegin at 2 o'clock this afternoon, a stop
being made in front of the United
States army headquarters' in the Chron
icle building to play the Servian and
American national hymns. The volun
teers will leave the ferry at 2.30 o'clock
and the special train, consisting of four
coaches and a diner, will leave Oakland
pier at 4:30. It will be joined there by
a special train from Los Angeles, and
in Sacramento another car filled with
volunteers will be added.
It is expected that the parade will
consist of about 1,000 persons, includ
ing a band and numbers of Slavonian
women. Two priests—Rev. Paskowsky
of the Russian-Slavic church and Rev.
Father Truk of the Slavonian Roman
Catholic church—will accompany the
parade to bless the arms.
Peter Gopcevich, brother of the pre
tender to the Montenegrin throne, will
be the marshal of the day, and will
have as his chief aid John J. Metro-
vich. The regiment commanders and
aids will be Vladimir Popovic, John
Sherovich, Milan Stanishich, Adam Ver
cevich and E. T. Balich, president of
the Servian National Defense League
of San Francisco.
Among the Servians who are going to
the front are Bozo Gopcevich, the pre
tender to the Montenegrin throne; Ce
dor Pavich, editor o< the Servian Her
ald and a student at the University
of California: Mllo Martinovlch. first
cousin to King Nikola of Montenegro
and uncle of the Montenegrin minister
of war, and Bozo Razarsvich and R.
Vukich, who have sold out their busi
ness In order to go to war.
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.—The funeral
of Irwin C. Stump, who died today at
J. Hood Wright hospital as a result of
injuries sustained In falling through
an. elevator shaft yesterday, will be
held at his residence Thursday after
noon at 3 o'clock. The interment will
bo private. ( . ~~ - ._
Police Wait Until Conclusion of
Play to Arrest John
OAKLAND, Oct. 29.—John Holmes,
alias John Harcourt, by which name
he is known on the stage, a member of
the Round-Up company playing at the
Macdonoug-h theater, was arrested
after the show tonight on telegraphic
advices from Jersey City, N. J., charg
ing bigamy.
These were preferred by his second
wife. A few years ago he had a com
mon law wife, Tillie Holmes, whom he
left 10 years ago in New York. Believ
ing her to have died in the Interim, he
married Miss Geneva Miller of Eliza
beth, N. J., six years ago. They have
one child, 6 years old.
Holmes wa3 recognized by Detective
Ed Leigh of New- York, who was visit
ing the local police department while
here on a San Francisco case. The
theater was surrounded during the
show and the arrest delayed until the
play was concluded. He will be held
in custody pending the arrival of an
officer from the east.
Holmes said that his present wife
knew of the existence of the first com
mon law wife when he married her
Mrs. Holmes left him in September and
later found that the first wife was
living, he said.
He believes the second wife is in
love with another man, and that she
is bringing this charge so that the
marriage may be annulled automatic
ally under the laws of New Jersey if
she can prove bigamy. He does not
know who the man is, but is satisfied
there is such a person.
He said that he received a letter
from her two weeks ago when he was
Playing at the Columbia, telling him
to leave for London, and this, he be
lieves, is part of the game to get him
out of the way. He says her letters
to him have been growing colder all
the time.
He played the part of a half breed
in "The Roundup," and says that he
has been acting 21 years, part of the
time with Mrs. Leslie Carter. He ia
willing to go east and face the
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.—Two Ameri
cans, Miss Bessie Lambert and A. V.
Mense, were killed in the recent ty
phoon in the Philippine islands, accord
ing to a cable received today by the
bureau of insular affairs. There is no
record here as to what part of the
I'nited States they were from. Miss
Lambert was living In Hollo and Mense
was captain of a small steamer named
the Consuelo.
Antolsta May Eat
While crossing the bay via Oakland
harbor route. The Southern Pacific
company has Installed a nice restau
rant on these boats for the conveni
ence of their patrons.—Advt.
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The Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of C&*/Z7&£Xfa
Serious Condition of Vice Presi
dent Begins to Alarm His
/ Friends
Continued From Pace 1
Sherman's family concede its critical
nature. The doctor says, however, that
kidney diseases are of such an illusive
naturo that it Is impossible to predict
the course of any given case. Sherman's
robust constitution is in his favor, but
the fact that he has lost ground stead
ily since August weighs against him.
Doctor Janeway of New York and
Doctor Eisner of Syracuse (both of
whom have been called into consulta
tion in the last ten days) confirm Doc
tor Peck's diagnosis, leaving no doubt
that, the kidneys are the seat of the
malady, while the heart, tho arteries
and the muscles about the heart are all
seriously involved.
Deep Concern at Capital
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.—Deep in
terest was manifested here today on
the condition of Vice President Sher
man. Confidence was expressed in
many quarters that he would recover,
although the most optimistic did not
expect him to be in the chair when the
senate reconvenes in December.
The absence of the presiding officer,
however, will give the senate no new
problem to solve. The bitter fight over
the election of a president pro tern
ended last session in an agreement to
have Senator Gallinger. New Hamp
shire, republican, and Senator Bacon,
Georgia, democrat, alternate in the
chair. Just before congress adjourned,
Senator Bacon was chosen to serve as
president pro tern until December 16,
and the understanding is that the rota
tion with Senator Gallinger will con
tinue indefinitely.
Students of the American electoral
system busied themselves today with
investigation of the complications that
would ariso should the vice president's
illness result fatally or compel his
withdrawal before the election.
No precedents were found covering
the situation of the withdrawal or
death of vice president nominee before
the November election. Inasmuch as
party procedure is not governed by
statute, some of the parliamentarians
said the party had the legal right to
handle the situation in whatever man
ner it pleased. The opinion was ex
pressed that this would result in the
national or executive committee se
lecting a substitute candidate and
printing his name on the. ballot in
states where the tickets have not al
ready been sent to press.
Prison Breaker Caught Trying
to Reach Parent
CHICAGO. Oct. 29.—His efforts to
see his dying mother led to the capture
today in Worth, 111., of Tony Landers,
one of the trio who broke from Joliet
penitentiary Sunday. He was over
taken in a cornfield after a farmer had
notified the police.
"I had been told my mother was dy
ing and I didn't want to lose any time.
I wanted to see her before she went,
even if it cost me my liberty, so I went
on while they waited near Chicago to
take a rest. Ten minutes later I was
ordered to surrender."
If Landers* story is found to be true,
he will be allowed to visit his mother
before being returned to Joliet.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.—First tests
of the navy's new high powered wire
less station at Arlington, Va., last
night and early today were a com
plete success. Officials in charge de
clined to discuss* the performance of
the world's greatest „ wireless plant
further than to say that the first step
in a system which was to extend
around the world with stations at
Colon, Hawaii, Guam, Pearl Harbor
and the Philippines and put every ship
in the navy and the insular posses
sions in instant communication with
the capital, lias been successful.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO, Oct. 29.—The engagement
of Miss Jeanette Rimassa, tlie Columbia
of Vallejo's last fourth of July celebra
tion, and Wilbor Fort, champion foot
ball player of the cruiser Maryland, is
announced. They are to be married
in December.
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Carl Walters Boasts of Shooting,
but Says He Expected
an Attack
Continued From Page 1
intended to "get even with Bell. He
said last night that he began carrying
a revolver immediately after that time
and that his meeting yesterday after
noon With liell was the first since that
time. He would not admit, however.
that he had planned to kill Bell on
sight. He said that Bell visited him in
the hospital after the beer bottle fray
and had then threatened him with
further punishment.
Bell lives in a two story concrete
building at 781 Stevenson street, just
back of the new city hall. His son, 3.
J. Bell, at. the time of the shooting was
in the chambers of the board of super
visors. He was the first to reach his
father's side after the shooting.
Th central emergency ambulance was
rushed to the scene and the injured
man, who was lying on the floor of the
saloon, was transferred to that institu
tion, half a block distant. He was con
scious throughout and directed tlie. at
The injured man's wounds were
dressed by Dr. G. M. Terrill of tlie
emergency service. Although he had
several hemorrhages, he was resting
easily after a few hours, and conversed
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Continued Front Fase t
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"Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Preston Sr.
live in South Orange, N. J."

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