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Pestilence Helps Invaders Destroy Ottoman Troops
Refugees From Zone of Great
Conflict Are Crowding Into
Tchatalja lines was replaced by fresh
troops, who had been held in reserve
near the city.
The refugees behind the line? began
breaking camp early in the day and
moved back toward Constantinople. The
Greek villagers, who heretofore had
remained admirably indifferent to
events, prepared to desert their homes.
While calm prevailed, there was a
deadly tension in the knowledge that
the fate of the capital, of the Turkish
army and of those wtoo waited anx
imis-lv i n Constantinople was at stake.
Several members of the legations and
other foreign residents witnessed the
artillery duel, which they describe as
magnificent. In the shelling from height
to height across Biyuk-Ohekmedye
lake and over the plains toward the
north, the flashes of guns on both
tides were visible to observers over
miles of low country.
Within the city every military pre
caution was taken. Pickets were posted
at various points and patrols guarded
the streets. The ambassadors held a
meeting at the foreign ministry with
the commanders of the Ottoman gen
darmerie and advised for the safety
of foreigners.
It was decided that detachments for
the protection of foreign institutions,
■will be landed at dawn tomorrow. They
■will remain concealed in the buildings
and will co-operate with the local
Turkish forces only should assistance
be required.
The Austrian ambassador. Marquis
de Pallavicini, notified the porte of
this determination, but emphasized the
friendly character of the measures un
dertaken, explaining: that they were in
the interests of the safety of, foreign
subjects and institutions.
The sanitary board at a. meeting- to- j
day urged that steps be taken to pre- I
vent the armies now facing each other |
at Tchatalja from entering the capital, j
owing to the chorera epidemic. The
resolutions to that effect were pro
posed by the British delegate.
The Turkish commander in Scutari j
telegraphs under date of November 15 j
that a battle occurred on the heights j
east of Mulemkenl. It lasted two days I
and terminated in the complete de- :
foat of the Montenegrins, who lost ;
1.000 killed end many more wounded.!
The Turkish losses numbered SBS killed j
and wounded.
The commander of the western army,
under date of November 15, tele- I
graphed that decisive battle would be- j
pin- the next day in the region of Mon
astir. He added:
We have occupied Naslitch and
restored the telegraph service. Wβ
advance tomorrow from Naslitch
and Kayala toward Kogaul. The
Servians and Greeks are commit
ting terrible atrocities.
The porte has called the attention of j
the German government, which has
been intrusted with the protection of
Ottoman interests in the Balkan states,
to the alleged killing of Albanian pris
oners and their families at Belgrade
and Nish. The porte asks for an In
quiry by the consuls of the powers.
Several more prominent unionists.
Including Talaat Bey, a former cabinet
minister, were arrested today. A
notorious member of the party, Djam
poulat Bey, resisted arrest, killing one
officer and wounding another. iHe then
"was secured, court martlaled and sen
tenced to death.
A former deputy, Obeidullah, and
Njemil Bey, a member of the staff of
• wspaper Tanin, were sentenced
t<> five years' imprisonment on the
t harge of high treason. One of the
editors of the Tanin was condemned
to seven years' imprisonment.
The number of men to be landed from
the foreign warships will be decided
at a meeting of the commanders to
morrow morning.
Subsequent to the arrival of the
vessels various zones were assigned to
the different powers. These zones will
be protected generally by the landing
parties, which thus will not confine]
themselves to guarding the embassies]
and foreign charitable and educational ]
institution?. The greatest discretion, j
however, will be used in their em- I
plnyment. At the outside they wlli
not appear, but will proceed to the
respective posts alloted to each de
tachment, where they will remain* until
the necessity arises for intervention.
The actual landing of some of the
marines took place just before mifl
night Sunday. Strong detachments,
tarrying a complete equipment of
maxim guns were brought ashore. Ac
commodations were prepared at the
British embassy for 150 marines. The
official explanation of this landing is
that tl»is action was taken for the
purpose of quieting the nervousness
< aused by the heavy gun fire at Teha
Several American women in the girls'
lar Scutari, Asia Minor, remain
across the Bosporus, aiding and en
couraging the Turkish and other fam
ilies. The Scutari school has been I
closed for some days, and it has been j
propose*! to ieopen it, because tio
troubie has occurred in Scutari. Sun-'
day's battle-, however, probably will put
an end to that. pl;.n.
The Pc#rj»ion will take rare of the
Americ&o women in Scutari if anyj
danger arises. Turkish gendarmes are
guarding them, ant" the legation In- j
l<-r, Charles W. Fowler, is resld- j
it the frchocl.
Rev. Dr. Cabel S. Gates, president of
Robert College, Las decided that any
of the teachers amj their families who
to so aboard the British ships
k> no. but th • majority of the
i&vo I'ecidetl tc remain in the col
lege with the stuqc-i.ts, who are of all
nationalise*. Doctor Gates intends to
the college gitunds, which are I
protected by high walls, to any Mos-
OT nn.i-Moslems who seek refuge.
American Ambassador Rockhill has
reoelvo.J altogetiiei about $27,000 from
the 'American rte.l Cross and private
American sunscriffons. The Americans
i -iose touch with the British lied
Crow and the Re<l CrescenJ. which have
even a larger fund, but "they say all
■will be needed. .
Mrs. Rorkhill ha« other American
women daily at tht: embassy to sew for
the Turkish solClcrs. A number of
Turkiea and American hospital workers
Turkish prisoners on the return march to Podgoritza, following their defeat and capture by the troops of Montenegro and the taking of the town named, which Was the
first triumph of the allies in the conflict now raging
are giving , assistance to the cholera pa- j <
tients. ; «
Major Clyde S. Ford of the United I '
States army, who is on leave of ab- ' *
senre, is doing conspicuous surgical i \
work at tho Taskilchla barracks. j <
Indirect Route). —There are'more than 1
a thousand cases of cholera daily In <
and around Constantinople, and the *
death rato has reached 60 per cent. The j <
authorities are powerless to cope with *
the situation. <
Thursday last 3,000 cholera patiente j
arrived by train in San Stefano. They <
would havo been brought here but for <
the protest of the railway company and «
the Austrian ambassador, who asked I <
that they be sent to the lazarettos in ' t
Breos and Ismldt. ,
For 24 hours the patlejits remained «
in the train on a siding in San Stefano «
without water, food or medical atten- '
i tiofi. , Then they were shipped to the '
quarantine station. If they had been ,
lower animals they could not have been .
more neglected.
The three physicians In Derkos have '
bpen unable to do more than bury the •
dead. Turkish officers regard further (
resistance 1n Tchatalja as impossible, ,
but think It equally Impossible for the t
Bulgarians to occupy the Turkish "po- '
I eitions without endangering the whole '
| Bulgarian army through cholera. '
■WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.—The follow
ing cable was received by the Turkish
embassy from the war office In Con
Constantinople, Nov. 17.—The
commander at Scutari gives the fol
lowing details of our victory of
November 15: "After two days of
fighting on the summit to the east
of Muslinkenny, the Montenegrins
have been completely defeated.
They lost 1,000 In killed and a
great number In wounded.
Among the trophies are three
flags, several thousand rifles, a.
great quantity of ammunition, tents
and their military effects. Kayalar,
Stroja and Navlitz have been en
tirely occupied by Ottoman troops.
The situation in the villayot of Ja
nina is unchanged."
RTEKA, Montenegro, Nov. 17.—King
Nicholas, accompanied by his son in
law, the Russian Grand Duke Pester
Nikolaivich, and the grand duchess,
embarked Friday on a Jake steamer
to view the operations in front of
Scutari. The steamer immediately be
came a target for Turkish sheila,
which fell unpleasantly near.
His majesty, on the steamer, followed
the work of the Montenegro center
column on the plain before Scutari. At
noon a heavy bombardment opened on
all sides. Montenegrin shells several
times struck the highest point of
Mount Tarabosch, dense clouds of
smoke /arising.
At -3 o'clock in the afternoon a Turk
ish battery, occupying an exceedingly
strong position in Gjriess was silenced.
The Turks evacuated the position amid
the cheers of the Montenegrins. Sub
sequently shells struck a magazine in
the town and flames were seen to
shoot up.
After this successful bombardment,
14 battalions of Infantry crossed the
Kiri river to the northeast and joining
the troops on that side, made a united
assault on the Turkish positions east of
the town, driving the enemy out.
Meanwhile a division under General
Martinovich had great success on the
opposite side of the Boyana river, In,
the direction of San Giovanni di Medua.
The division encountered 3,000 Turks,
who occupied .the slopes of Mount Bar
bakische, overlooking the Drink river.
A severe engagement ensued, lasting
all the afternoon. The Turks defended
the positions heroically, but were un
able to withstand the stronger Monte
negrin artillery fire and gradually
I withdrew.
The Montenegrins followed this up
by attacking the whole front and driv
ing the 'lurks in headlong flight toward
Allessio. The enemy left many dead
and wounded on the battlefield.
The Montenegrin losses also were
LONDON. Nov. 17.—The negotiations
for an armistice have failed and the
Bulgarians today opened the attack
against the Turks all along the Tcha
Another great achievement in wireless telegraphy was accomplished
yesterday when The Call received and answered the first day messages
ever sent between San Francisco and the Hawaiian islands. This feat is
to be. credited to the Federal Wireless Telegraph company. The mes
sages were as follows:
W. W. CHAPIN, Publisher
The Call, San Francisco:
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin
sends greetings from the peo
ple of Hawaii to the people of
California by Federal Wireless
tejegraph in the first day mes
sage flashed across the Pa
cific. An epoch in aerial
communication is marked.
Superhuman difficulties have
been overcome, and we con
gratulate you upon holding
one end of the chain that
links us together.
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
alja lines. The heavy artillery duel
continued throughout the day.
It appeared to be a Bulgarian prep
aration for an infantry attack. The
Turkish fleet participated vigorously
in the defense at the Marmora end
lines and presumably Turkish warships
assisted at the Black Sea end also. ■
Nazlm Pasha, the Turkish com
mander In. chief, in a dispatch this
evening, claims to have repulsed the
Bulgarian attack and destroyed the
three Bulgarian batteries.
The resumption of hostilities is not
regarded as indicating the collapse
of peace negotiations, but rather as a
means to hasten Turkey's acceptance
of the allies' terms by proving her
complete helplessness, or as one corre
spondent phrased it "to establish an
accomplished fact before making fur
ther communications."
The sanitary board at Constantinople
has adopted a resolution expressing
grave concern at the prospect of either
the Turkish or the Bulgarian army
coming into the capital. The ambassa
dors of the powers have taken prompt
measures and will land detachments
tomorrow morning from the foreign
warships to protect foreign residents
and property.
The war continues at other points.
The Montenegrins have captured San
■ OOP 1 r*-nfyjBS£l lA ■>
Riley H. Allen, Editor Star-
Bulletin, Honolulu:
The San Francisco Qall re
turns greetings from the peo
ple of California to their fel
low citizens of the Hawaiian
islands, by FeSeral Wireless
telegraph. Wireless anni
hilates space aild makes of
the Star-Bulletin our next
door neighbor. It is difficult
to conceive of greater achieve
ment. We thank you for your
first day message to us by
wireless. . .
Publisher of The Call.
Giovanni di Medua, and the battle for
the possession of Monastir is now on.
All approaches to that town are re
ported to be in Servian hands.
The political situation In Constanti
nople is serious. Arrests of young
Turks continue and there are rumors
of the possibility of 'the restoration of
the.former eultan, Abdul Hamld. It is
reported in the Italian papers that
Austria has greatly modified, her de
mands on Servia. Demonstrations of.
sympathy with the Balkan aspirations
are causing trouble in the Bosnian diet,
which has publicly protested against
the Austrian government's attitude in
favoring the Albanians and opposing
the Servians.
ATHENS, Nov. 17.-—The explosion 6f
A Turkish powder magazine in Salo
nikl several days ago did Immense.-ex
ecution. The magazine was close to
|he cavalry barracks, where many
Turkish prisoners were confined. Three
hundred Turks were killed and 430
Thrice Defeated Englishman Is
Axious Again to Seek Cup in
Pacific Coast Waters
Centlnned From Pace 1
ment, San Francisco most of all. Tou
have a wonderful future.
"Your exposition is going to be a
wonderful thing, and everyone takes
Interest in it."
He was met on his arrival at the
Oakland pier by J. R. Hanify and Lieu
tenant Commander David Foote Sellers,
naval aid to President C. C. Moore, rep
resenting the exposition, C. T. "William
son, president of the British Empire
club, representing this organization and
the Scottish societies of San Francisco,
and Captain Martin L. Crimmins, whose
father was, an intimate friend of Lip
ton's. Sir Thomas is accompanied by
Colonel Duncan F. D. Neill of the
British army, and W. W. Melville of
New York.
At 12:30 o'clock today, former Mayor
James D. Phelan will entertain Sir
Thomas Llpton at luncheon at the Bo
hemian club.
Mrs. John C. "Wileon will entertain
Informally at tea this afternoon in
honor of Lipton, who has been a close
friend of her family for many years.
The affair will be held in her Pacific
avenue residence, but owing to the
death of her father, William duff,
which occurred in September, it will be
marked by the utmost simplicity.
Upton will be the complimented
guest at a second affair this evening
when Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young will
give a dinner In his honor in their home
In California street. Thirty guests have
been invited and as many more will
attend the reception which will follow.
Partly In honor of old time's sake,
when Burr Mclntosh was a gueet on
Lipton's yacht, the Erin, during the
international yacht races for -the
America cup in 1903, the knighted mer
chant-sportsman will be a guest of
honor at Mclntosh's "talk" on Califor
nia at the Cort theater tomorrow after
Seattle Yachtsmen Coming
SEATTLE, Nov. 17.—A party of
Seattle yachtsmen, headed by Miller
Freeman, who is a member of the
yachting committee of the 1915 ex
position, left Seattle this morning for
San Francishco They will confer
with exposition officials, yachtsmen
from American yacht clubs and Sir
Thomas Llyton on plans for the inter
national regatta to be sailed in San
Francisco in 1915.
OAKLAND, Nov. 17.—Charles Eghert,
manager of the Pacific coast canning:
company, was found dead tonight in the
bathroom of his home, 2108 Franklin
street, by his Bon, Edward Egtaert.
Death Iβ believed to have been due to
heart disease.
The Call fa now an absolutely In
dependent nerrapaper. Try It out
and see.
tie Tar of 80S Keartir strert. employed in a
Pacific etreet' dance hall, was treated at the
Harbor emergency hospital yesterday rooming
for chloral poisoning, taken by her through a
mistake. She is held for investigation.
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Nazim Pasha Announces That
He Expects to Drive Off
Invading Bulgars
{Special Cable to The Call]
LONDON. Nov. 17.—A late dispatch
from Constantinople states:
Sixty thousand Asia Minor vet
erans passed through Constanti
nople today on their way to the
Tchatalja . lines. A furious- bom
bardment has been proceeding
since morning.
King- Ferdinand is said to be
present with Bulgarian field staff.
Food stores and ammunition have .
been rushed to the front and the
Turkish commander in chief an
nounces that he has every expecta
tion of driving off the invaders.
Turkey attempted to "double cross , *
the allies. It seems now that the de
mand for an armistice merely was, a«
the Bulgarians suspected, for the pur
pose of securing a breathing space in >f
which to prepare for a renewal of war
on a greater scale.
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